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30 years and roughly 30,000 calls later, Phoenix police officer eyes retirement

PHOENIX — Retirement is a bittersweet thing for police officers who commit their lives to protecting and serving our communities. For one, close to the 12 News family, it’s been 30 great years in the Valley of the Sun.


Rattlesnake bite sends ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's wife to the hospital

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- The wife of ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been released from the hospital, after spending the weekend in the Intensive Care Unit following a rattlesnake bite.


Things to do around Glendale March 26- April 3

CONVERSATION: Be a part of thoughtful and engaging community discussions on trending topics and controversial subjects at a public discussion group 6 p.m. at Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale. Email sherlache@glendaleaz.com or call 623-930-3844.


All charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett dropped

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped. Stay with Arizona's Family for more updates on this story.


Glendale’s Foothills Library hosts discussion on current events

Be a part of thoughtful and engaging community discussions on trending topics and controversial current events subjects at a public discussion group 6 p.m. at Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale.


Fuel prices higher than expected, Peoria sees nearly $300K shortfall

Peoria experienced a nearly $300,000 shortfall in budgeting for gas for its fleet services division. For the first six months of Fiscal Year 2019, fuel prices — both diesel and unleaded – were about 12 percent higher than projected during budgeting at this time last year, according to a city report.


Dad of teen who drowned in Lake Pleasant thanks good Samaritans

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- A Valley dad whose 16-year-old boy drowned at Lake Pleasant wants to thank the people who tried to save his son’s life. The boy’s father spoke exclusively with Arizona’s Family Monday night.


The 2018-19 All West Valley Preps boys basketball team

For the sixth year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best boys basketball players it covers in the West Valley. This time around, we started covering Millennium and saw so many quality players that a third team was necessary. Here is the all-West Valley Preps boys basketball team:


Senate committee voted to name lemonade official state drink

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A Senate committee voted to make lemonade the official state drink on Monday, beating out other contenders like the margarita. The proposal for lemonade comes from an 18-year-old high school student who asked his state representative, Warren Petersen, to sponsor legislation.


Phoenix Drug Ring Leader Indicted For Meth, Heroin Fentanyl Distribution

Emmanuel Romero Hernandez, the alleged leader of a Phoenix-based drug ring responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl across the Phoenix Metropolitan area, has been indicted by a State Grand Jury.


PD: Phoenix father arrested after hitting son with broom

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- A man was arrested after he hit his son multiple times with a broom handle in south Phoenix Friday. The incident occurred at a home near 16th Street and Roeser Road.


PD: Man sexually assaults woman at Phoenix laundromat

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A Phoenix man was arrested after sexually abusing a woman at a laundromat Saturday morning, police said. Francisco Lopez, 38, approached the victim at around 2 a.m. and groped her, according to Phoenix police.


Great Wolf Lodge Arizona resort, indoor water park to open in October

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- With an 85,000-square-foot indoor water park, the Great Wolf Lodge Arizona is set to open its doors to its first-ever Arizona resort near Scottsdale in October.


$150,000 Powerball ticket sold in Arizona

PHOENIX — A winning $150,000 ticket for last Saturday’s Powerball drawing was sold in Maricopa. The ticket was sold at the Good 2 Go gas station at John Wayne Parkway and Honeycutt Road, according to an Arizona Lottery spokesperson.


Here are some spring things to do in Phoenix while the weather's just right

PHOENIX — Spring is here in Arizona and that means only one thing, hurry up and go outside before the triple digits get here!. The season before summer has mixed meanings for many Phoenicians, but we all welcome it with open arms.


Man accused of stabbing woman to death along Loop 101 held on $1M cash bond

PHOENIX — A man charged with first-degree murder for stabbing a woman to death last week along Loop 101 is being held on a $1 million cash bond. A state prosecutor requested the bond, stating Fernando Acosta was caught on cell phone video committing murder while bystanders yelled at him to drop his


Phoenix family mourns young woman killed in Lyft by drunk driver

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A Phoenix father and his family are now grieving the loss of their daughter, and sister, that they said never should have happened. John Sinram was so proud of everything his 22-year-old daughter Ali was becoming.


Glendale Red Bull facility first of many projects coming to industrial campus

A new Red Bull canning facility announced last month will bring at least 140 jobs to Glendale. But that’s just the start. The Red Bull facility, which hopes to be fully operational by January 2021, is the first announced on the 1,340-acre Woolf Logistics Industrial Campus. The city anticipates rapid


Medical records available for former patients of two closed Arizona hospitals

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Former patients of two Arizona hospitals that shut down finally have access to their medical records. Gilbert Hospital and Florence Hospital at Anthem closed last summer after financial hardships.


Pinal County sheriffs seize 46 pounds of meth during traffic stop

PHOENIX – The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that a K-9 Deputy seized 46 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop. The drugs were estimated to be worth $92,000, according to a press release.