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Storm updates: Snow in north Scottsdale, thousands without power in northern Arizona

All week the huge storm that was set to park itself over Arizona for two straight days was being referred to as a winter storm seen "once in a decade." As Thursday came to an end, it was pretty clear that may just be the case.


Snow causes $50K in damage at Scottsdale conservation center

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale is facing problems because of the weather. Not only are their animals not used to the snow, but the center itself has a lot of damage from Thursday night’s storm.


Snow in the Arizona desert

A snowstorm that swept through the hills of Scottsdale, Arizona left an unusual -- and beautiful -- visual of snow on the state's iconic saguaro cactus plants as seen from a helicopter. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Former Yuma County judge may join Arizona Supreme Court

A former Yuma County Superior Court judge who is currently sitting as an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge could be tapped by Governor Doug Ducey to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court.


NOT JUST THE HIGH COUNTRY: Scottsdale/Fountain Hills residents see snow

NORTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Who says it can't snow in the Valley of the Sun. While hail appeared earlier in the day on Thursday, Arizona's Family received multiple pictures from people saying in snowed where they live.


Medieval Times In Scottsdale Is Now Hiring Knights

Medieval Times is coming to Scottsdale and that just means there will be jobs! Currently according to AZ Central and ABC15, they are currently looking for knights!. "The dinner theater will hold an open casting call on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale S


Snowfall totals from Northern Arizona

NORTHERN ARIZONA (3TV/CBS 5) -- The National Weather Service released its latest snowfall totals for Northern Arizona Friday evening. It's still snowing east of Flagstaff, so some of these numbers will change over the next few hours.


The Latest: Meteorologists cast doubt on Scottsdale 'snow'

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local):. The National Weather Service is throwing cold water on reports of snow in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.


Tempe PlayDay: Rescheduled for March 24th

PlayDay moving to March 24 due to anticipated rain over next few days. Tempe’s annual PlayDay, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 23, will not take place due to heavy rain that is expected over the next few days. Many PlayDay activities would be impacted by rainy weather or wet ground. After evaluati


Scottsdale attorney disbarred following state bar investigation

The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court along with a Disciplinary Hearing Panel ordered attorney Marcy E. Golomb of Scottsdale be disbarred after abandoning clients, keeping client funds and failing to comply with the State Bar of Arizona investigation.


Woman hospitalized after being struck by hit-and-run driver in Tempe

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday night. According to Sgt. Ron Elcock with Tempe police, the crash happened at Rural and the U.S. 60 at about 9 p.m.


Phoenix woman accused of running house of prostitution

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A Phoenix woman has been arrested for allegedly running a house of prostitution out of an unoccupied apartment. Maricela Hernandez Contreras, 38, was arrested Wednesday. She's accused of prostitution and maintaining a house of prostitution.


Dolphinaris ships remaining dolphins housed near Scottsdale to Virgin Islands

Four dolphins being transferred from Dolphinaris Arizona have arrived safely in their new home: Coral World Ocean Park, which is a U.S. licensed marine habitat in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Dirty Dining Feb. 22: Bug spray in the kitchen, knives stored with food debris

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest numbers of "risk factors."


PD: Mesa man burned stepdaughter's hand with candle 'to teach her a lesson'

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Police have arrested a Mesa man for allegedly burning his stepdaughter's hand with a candle "to teach her a lesson." Austin Lee Jones, 33, faces one felony count of child abuse.


Senior Scottsdale prosecutor retires amid HR review

Scottsdale City Prosecutor, Caron Close, has reportedly retired after 21 years of employment following a human resources review. The City of Scottsdale says after concerns were addressed to the human resources department about Ms. Close’s leadership and management style, a thorough review was conduc


Arizona man accused of impersonating deputy, kidnapping

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - An Arizona man is accused of impersonating a sheriff’s deputy, kidnapping and demanding money from a man at gunpoint, KNXV reported. Daniel James Huntington, 61, of Scottsdale, was charged with felony counts of kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, impersonating a


Woman wanted in connection to 8-year-old cold case murder in Phoenix

Watch 12 News at 10 tonight to help police track down a woman wanted in connection to a Phoenix murder that happened eight years ago. It’s been an eight year mystery for the Phoenix Police Department.


Mesa police chief touts improvements to department, reveals punishments

PHOENIX – Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista on Friday touted the success of departmental changes made after a series of videos showed officers appearing to engage in police brutality last year.


Winter weather, crashes, disabled vehicles close highways in northern Arizona

PHOENIX (ADOT) -- Winter weather and crashes have closed multiple highways in northern Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should delay travel across northern Arizona during the current winter storm because heavy snow or crashes could make roads impassable.