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Pinal County Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicle-pedestrian crash

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 4:26 a.m. Feb. 8 was called to a car accident involving a pedestrian at Gary Road and Charbray Drive in San Tan Valley. The investigation revealed the driver of a white Ford utility truck was heading north on Gary Road when he heard something hit his vehicle, PCS


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.


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


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.


45-mile walk shows solidarity against mine planned under land tribes consider sacred

OAK FLAT – Dozens of people braved chilly temperatures last weekend to walk 45 miles to Oak Flat, in the Tonto National Forest east of Superior. Starting from the San Carlos Apache Reservation in east-central Arizona, they meant to show solidarity and raise awareness about a sacred site that Apaches


Apache Stronghold leads fifth anniversary march

Last Friday, Feb. 8 members of Apache Stronghold held their fifth — and possibly final — anniversary march to save Oak Flat, proposed site of a deep mining project by Resolution Copper that is expected to permanently alter the landscape in the mountains east of Superior.


'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.


Pinal County treasurer will address GOP club

Pinal County Treasurer Michael McCord will be the guest speaker Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Superstition Mountain Republican Club meeting. Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar was scheduled to be the club’s guest but will be unable to attend because of an expected vote Feb. 15 on border security, according


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.


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.


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


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.


Eloy loses bid to delay land purchase for north-south freeway

FLORENCE — Eloy's efforts to delay the purchase of right-of-way for a proposed north-south highway corridor was rejected this week by county officials. On Wednesday the Pinal County Board of Supervisors were asked to approve a purchase of land that will eventually be a right-of-way for the north-sou


Apache Junction police using unmarked vehicles for traffic enforcement

In response to increased calls from citizens regarding traffic violations in school zones, Apache Junction Police Department traffic division has increased its enforcement efforts in the areas of Apache Junction High School and Four Peaks Elementary School.


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


Coolidge drive-thru burglar pleads guilty to assaulting deputy

FLORENCE -- A 21-year-old Coolidge man pleaded guilty on Monday to assaulting a Pinal County Sheriff's Office deputy and possessing child pornography. Charles Butler was arrested on Sept. 12, 2018 after a series of chaotic events that began at a McDonald's drive-thru window in Coolidge.


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.


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.


Florence K-8 gym expanding to allow for more seating

FLORENCE — Florence Unified School District is adding to the south side of the Florence K-8 gym, also known as the Fernando Ortega Multipurpose Building, to make room for bleachers on both sides of the basketball court.


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