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Pinal County 12-year-old boy shot in leg on school campus

SAN TAN VALLEY (3TV/CBS5) -- The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 12-year-old student was shot in the leg in San Tan Valley. PCSO received a call from the Gila River Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 6, just after 6 p.m., after a 12-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital


Life at the border: How a wall could impact this Arizona town

The town of Nogales, Arizona, sits close to the United States’ border with Mexico. In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Morgan Radford looks at the possible impact of a border wall of different sides of the issue.


Man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide in Pinal County

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a San Tan Valley man and his live-in girlfriend are dead after an apparent murder-suicide. Pinal County Sheriff's officials say 30-year-old Stuart Milne was pulled over for a traffic stop Friday night by Apache Junction police and then fatally shot himse


Heavy Snowfall Forecast for Parts of Arizona High Country

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Parts of Arizona’s high country are expected to receive heavy snowfall over the next few days as a cold storm with low snow levels crosses the region.


Judge lets Pinal County keep collecting RTA tax

PHOENIX — A judge has decided to allow Pinal County to keep collecting a transportation tax until an appellate court decides whether it’s legally valid. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Whitten issued a ruling last week that granted Pinal County’s request to continue collecting taxes


Study: Tourists spent nearly $700 million in Pinal County in 2017

Newly released numbers from the Arizona Department of Tourism show that tourists spent more than $690 million in Pinal County in 2017. The study, conducted by Dean Runyan Associates, highlighted tourism dollars spent in Arizona and broke them down by county. Pinal County’s economy realized $691.5 mi


Rocket company's Pinal Airpark test site benefits company, county

Tucson mini-satellite-launch startup Vector has yet to break ground on a planned factory on Tucson’s south side where it plans to churn out hundreds of small rockets in the coming years.


Two sisters accused of selling fentanyl out of Pinal County store

SAN MANUEL -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has filed criminal charges against two sisters suspected of selling fentanyl out of a Pinal County convenience store. After a four-month investigation, investigators discovered 45-year-old Angela Melton was allegedly selling fentanyl pills out of a sto


Arizona Prisoner Dies After Writing 'I Am Being Killed' in Court Document

An Arizona state inmate died of health complications six weeks after he filed a court document claiming that he was “being killed” due to inadequate medical care. Richard Washington died on January 31, according to a notification from the Arizona Department of Corrections. He died of complications r


Family of missing Tucson teacher files complaint with the state

The family of a Tucson High teacher who went missing a month ago from a behavioral health treatment center has filed a complaint against the facility where she was last seen. Elizabeth Breck checked herself into Sierra Tucson’s 30-day program for trauma in mid-January.


'El Chapo's' brother, cartel are focus of federal investigation in Southern Arizona

The trial of the notorious drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” wrapped up last week in New York City, but the federal investigation of his brother and the Sinaloa Cartel rolls on in Southern Arizona.


LIST: 4 best kept secrets in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- People from all over the world come to Arizona on vacation. But for those of us who live here, we sometimes forget just how many cool places there are here, or maybe we don't even know about them.


Arizona eliminates segregative four-hour block model for English-language learners

Katrina Lujan’s 13-or-so seventh-graders appeared lively last Friday afternoon as they laughed and joked with one another during a class break at Challenger Middle School. While most of the students spoke to each other in English — very loudly — a few more subdued students opted to chat softly in th


Flood watch as wet weather moves into Pinal

CASA GRANDE -- Forecasters predict wet weather across Pinal County and Arizona into Friday with heavy rainfall that could produce runoff flows into mountain creeks and streams and the possibility of flash flooding in desert areas.


GRIC pulls back on drought plan

PHOENIX -- A major player in the drought contingency plan on Thursday yanked its scheduled ratification of its part of the deal, potentially upending any chance of the state meeting the March 4 deadline set by the Bureau of Reclamation.


Pinal board re-authorizes posse coordinator

FLORENCE — Two years after a position in the Pinal County Sheriff's Office was eliminated, the job is back. On Wednesday, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a request from Sheriff Mark Lamb to re-create the position of volunteer coordinator, which is responsible for the administrative ov


Two historic presentations planned in Florence

FLORENCE --Two billion years ago there was no Arizona or Pinal County, only ocean. During that long time there were mountains, canyons, oceans, volcanoes and earthquakes, the climate was hot and cold, and there were many different creatures including dinosaurs, mammoths and saber tooth tigers.


Tribe holds off its planned approval of drought plan over legislation concern

PHOENIX — A major player in the drought contingency plan on Thursday yanked its scheduled ratification of its part of the deal, potentially upending any chance of the state meeting the March 4 deadline set by the federal government.


Suspect charged with trying to escape custody at CG hospital

FLORENCE -- A 25-year-old Arizona City man has been charged with trying to escape custody while at a Casa Grande hospital, leading to a physical skirmish with a police officer.


Pinal supervisors uphold code violation penalties

FLORENCE — Pinal County supervisors agreed that code enforcement officers were correct in issuing recent penalties. On Wednesday the Pinal County Board of Supervisors upheld several decisions made by code enforcement officers and a separate hearing officer regarding property owners with debris on th