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Tempe police chief: Fatal Uber crash with pedestrian likely 'unavoidable'

PHOENIX - A fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber likely was "unavoidable" based on an initial police investigation and a review of video, Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir told The Arizona Republic on Tuesday. Moir said, however, that any charging decision would be up to the Maricopa County Attorn

USA TODAY - 2018-03-21 01:25:26

'My name is Mikel... I'm Alive': Tip in Mesa girl's disappearance written on $1 bill

Could a handwritten message on a 2009 dollar bill be a lead in a 19-year-old case? MESA, Ariz. - Before Monday, investigators haven't had any significant leads in the 19 years since a Mesa girl had gone missing. A dollar bill surfaced in Neenah, Wisconsin with a written message along the edges: My

12NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 01:05:00

Mesa police investigating dollar bill that could be tied to cold case of missing girl

MESA, AZ - The Mesa Police Department is investigating a dollar bill found in Wisconsin that may be a new tip in a 1999 cold case. Mikelle Biggs was 11-years-old when she went missing from Mesa in 1999. Police said at the time that Biggs went missing while waiting for an ice cream truck in her neigh

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:19:38

NTSB arrives in Tempe to investigate deadly crash involving self-driving Uber

TEMPE, AZ - Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have begun investigating a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber in Tempe on Sunday evening. Tempe police say 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking outside of the crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle, which was i

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:19:02

Police: Mesa shoplifting suspect fired shotgun at man who drove after him

A man suspected of firing a shotgun at a driver who pursued him after a shoplifting last Saturday in Mesa was arrested the next day, Mesa police said. Michael Schturmgeist, 31, is suspected of shoplifting from a Bed Bath & Beyond store at 2039 N. Power Road on Saturday, police said. During the incid

AZCENTRAL - 2018-03-21 02:18:34

Uber mishap raises questions. Who's responsible if a self-driving car breaks the law?

TEMPE, AZ - The investigation into the Uber crash that killed a Valley homeless woman is still in its early stages. But preliminary reports from Tempe police show the victim, Elaine Herzberg, 49, was jaywalking when the self-driving car hit her on Mill Avenue near Curry Road Sunday night. However,

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-21 05:32:11

Daz: Uber driver in vehicle that killed a pedestrian was a felon. So what?

Elvia Diaz: Was Rafaela Vasquez's criminal background a factor in Uber's self-driving vehicle hitting and killing a woman in Tempe? Giving convicted felons a second chance at rebuilding their lives after paying their debt to society sounds nice - in theory. But in practice we in the media and reader

AZCENTRAL - 2018-03-20 22:25:36

Mesa police: Woman who fled from officer found hiding under bathroom sink

A women suspected of assaulting a Mesa police officer during a traffic stop was found later hiding under a bathroom sink and was arrested on Friday. Jaquetta McAllister, 21, was pulled over by a Mesa police officer for driving with no headlights about 3 a.m., police said. The vehicle was stopped ne

AZCENTRAL - 2018-03-21 02:50:09

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Scottsdale woman records man harassing her while out for a jog

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Unfortunately, it's a familiar scene. "This guy is following me!" McKenzie Smalley said. Twenty-four-year-old McKenzie Smalley, a personal trainer, was out on a run in Old Town Scottsdale when she heard a man yelling out the window of his car. "You hear it in the video," s

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2018-03-19 19:27:00

Tempe police investigating self-driving Uber car involved in crash overnight

TEMPE - Tempe police are investigating a crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle overnight. The crash occurred near Mill Avenue and Curry Road early Monday morning. ABC15 crews at the scene saw crime scene tape, a bicycle and medical equipment on the street. The vehicle involved was a self-dri

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-19 12:54:12

Transient suspected in Phoenix homicide arrested at bus stop

(Flickr/Keith Allison) PHOENIX - A transient suspected in a Phoenix homicide has been arrested after police found him at a bus stop trying to leave town. Police said 39-year-old Joshua Leonard was jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder. A $500,000 bond was set Monday at Leonard's initial court

KTAR.COM - 2018-03-20 11:15:52

The Cardinals asked new quarterback Sam Bradford to stop skiing

There's no questioning the talent of new Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford, who signed a two-year contract with the team Friday. There are questions, however, about the durability of the former Heisman Trophy winner, as injuries have caused him to miss significant playing time throughout Br

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-19 22:03:50

UPDATE: Self-driving tests halted after pedestrian dies

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - 10:35 a.m. Uber says it has suspended all of its self-driving testing following what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles. The self-driving testing has been taking place in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. Automakers and tech c

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-19 19:58:00

Woman uses baseball bat to fight off pantless intruder

PHOENIX, Ariz - An Arizona woman is safe after she used a baseball bat to fight off a half-naked man who broke into her home, according to KTVK. Timothy Valdez, 29, has been charged with burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault after he allegedly broke into an apartment and attacke

KFOR - 2018-03-19 17:30:07

Homeowner shoots armed man who refused to leave Phoenix home

PHOENIX - A homeowner in west Phoenix allegedly shot and injured a suspect who was reportedly armed and refused to leave his home on Monday. Det. Marianne Ramirez, a spokeswoman with the Phoenix Police Department, said the homeowner was confronted by the suspect at his front door in the area of 56t

KTAR.COM - 2018-03-20 03:41:01

Scottsdale school board to meet on fate of administrators on leave

(Neonbrand/Unsplash Photo) PHOENIX - The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has called a special meeting Tuesday to discuss legal issues related to the potential dismissal of two administrators. The district's agenda listed "Discussion and possible action to approve Severance Agreem

KTAR.COM - 2018-03-20 17:53:12

Police: Uber self-driving vehicle struck, killed pedestrian in Tempe

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Tempe Police Department says a woman is dead after being hit by a Uber self-driving vehicle overnight. According to police, the Uber vehicle was traveling northbound just south of Curry Road in autonomous mode with an operator in the driver's seat. The woman attempted to cross the

12NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 16:39:00

Tempe police chief says Uber "preliminarily...would likely not be at fault" for fatal crash

The chief of police in Tempe, Arizona, where an Uber self-driving car just hit and killed a pedestrian, has told the San Francisco Chronicle that "I suspect preliminarily it appears that the Uber would likely not be at fault in this accident." Chief Sylvia Moir explained after viewing the car's own

TECHCRUNCH - 2018-03-20 01:49:13

Murder suspect used bolt cutters to kill Phoenix man, police say

Police said 39-year-old Joshua Leonard used a bolt cutter and a screwdriver to murder a Phoenix man in his home before attempting to flee the area by bus. Leonard is facing one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of 66-year-old Gilbert Allard, according to the probable cause st

AZCENTRAL - 2018-03-19 18:03:30

Phoenix homeowner shoots armed man who refused to leave front door, police say

The man has non-life threatening injuries, police say. PHOENIX - A Phoenix homeowner shot an armed man who refused to leave his property Tuesday night, police said. According to the Phoenix Police Department, the homeowner was confronted by an unknown man with a weapon at his front door. When the

12NEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 03:18:00