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Firefighters injured in Surprise substation battery explosion identified

The four Peoria firefighters, who were injured after an explosion occurred while they were working a battery fire at an APS power substation, have been identified as Captain Hunter Clare, fire engineer Justin Lopez, firefighter Matt Cottini, and firefighter Jake Ciulla.


FD: 10-year-old and 9-year-old transported to hospital after a motorcycle vs. truck accident in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Two young children were transported to the hospital after a truck vs. motorcycle accident in Phoenix Saturday afternoon. Crews were called to the scene near 19th Avenue and Broadway Road around 1:45 p.m.


PD: Man in serious condition after being shot in Glendale

GLENDALE, AZ — A man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot in Glendale Saturday afternoon. Police tell ABC15, officers were called to 67th Avenue and Bethany Home Road around 3:13 p.m. to investigate a shooting call.


MCSO: 25-year-old pedestrian struck, killed in Avondale

AVONDALE, AZ — A 25-year-old is dead after being struck by a car in Avondale early Saturday morning. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene near 107th Avenue and Buckeye Road around 5:36 a.m.


1 suspect in custody, another at large after fatal shooting in Phoenix

At least one suspect tied to a fatal shooting in south Phoenix is in custody. However, the alleged shooter in the case appears to be on the loose. Phoenix police have been contacted regarding this case.


Ranking Arizona: Top 10 casinos for 2019

Here are the Top 10 casinos in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would yo


Woman Accused of Sending 159k Texts Says it's 'Ridiculous' She's in Jail

A Phoenix, Arizona woman accused of harassing a man by sending him more than 159,000 text messages, some of which included threats to turn his kidneys into sushi, thinks it's ridiculous that she's in jail for her alleged actions. In fact, the woman believes a jury will not only find her innocent, th


Video Of A GOP Lawmaker Jumping A "Border Wall" In Arizona Seriously Backfired

When Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter filmed himself allegedly crossing the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week, he was presumably hoping to show people exactly why the country needs to build a wall along the border. But video of the GOP lawmaker jumping a "border wall" in Arizona backfired after it w


Phoenix Cop Beat Shoplifting Suspect and then Lied About It

A Phoenix cop gave a shoplifting suspect 45 fist strikes and 23 knee strikes. Officer Tim Baiardi, 44, of the Phoenix Police Department is facing criminal charges, accused of assaulting a homeless man trying to steal multiple pairs of pants from a Walmart store.


Local relationship experts publish ‘Surprise Date Challenge’

Fun Fantasy Ritual (FFR) is sharing its formula for couples who want to sustain a fulfilling long-term relationship in its new book “The Surprise Date Challenge: Be the Happiest Couple You Know.” Rooted in mystery and adventure, the book is a guide to planning surprise dates over the course of three


Good Easter egg hunting: Where snakes could hide while your seeking

PHOENIX (3TV / CBS 5) -- With the increase of snake-removal calls, Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary urges the public to use caution this Easter when hiding and hunting for eggs.


AG: Alleged drug trafficker caught with $107,000 in cash in car

PHOENIX — A suspected drug trafficker was found with $107,000 in cash hidden throughout his car, according to the Attorney General's Office. Court records show that on April 11 police stopped the car of Juvencio Evlises Castaneda, age 34, near 27th Avenue and the carefree highway.


Family asks for help after teen critically injured in crash

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A sister says her 17-year-old brother needs prayers after he was involved in a horrific crash last week in west Phoenix. Carlos Velasquez, a senior at Maryvale High School, is supposed to graduate next month. But doctors say he faces some serious hurdles.


Phoenix: 5 Local Foreclosures Up For Sale

PHOENIX, AZ — Are you hoping to buy a new home, but have a price point on the lower end? . A tour of the most recently foreclosed properties in the Phoenix area could be a great place to start!


Phoenix police officer accused of hitting cuffed suspect

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer suspected of striking a handcuffed shoplifting suspect could face a criminal misconduct charge. Phoenix police said Friday the department had finished a criminal investigation and submitted a recommendation to prosecutors to charge the 44-year-old officer.


10-year-old boy dies after ATV crashes into parked car, police say

PHOENIX — A 10-year-old boy has died from his injuries in Saturday afternoon ATV crash, police say. A 9-year-old boy is in serious, but stable condition. Phoenix police said the two kids were driving an ATV and hit a parked car in south Phoenix near 16th Avenue and Broadway officials said.


Person struck by vehicle in Avondale

AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- A crash involving a pedestrian shut down an Avondale roadway Saturday morning. The incident occurred at the intersection of 107th Avenue and Buckeye Road.


Arizona regulators look to revamp rules requiring utilities to buy renewable power

Arizona regulators are looking at changing decades-old rules requiring utilities to buy power from certain renewable energy facilities, amid a simmering dispute between utilities including Tucson Electric Power Co. and some solar project developers.


2 children injured during crash in Phoenix, officials said

PHOENIX — Two children were injured after a crash Saturday afternoon in Phoenix, officials said. Firefighters arrived on the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck near 16th and Weir avenues, Phoenix police said. According to authorities, crews located two patients, a 10-year-old child


Avondale PD searching for man who allegedly sexually assaulted minor

PHOENIX — The Avondale Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a minor on Wednesday. The subject approached the juvenile victim at around 2:30 p.m. while walking in the area of Donnie Hale Park near 108th Avenue and Pima Street.