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Suspects in Ahwatukee shootout with feds were smuggling minor, court docs reveal

PHOENIX — The suspects in a shootout with Homeland Security Investigations agents in Ahwatukee last week were smuggling a minor when stopped by law enforcement agents, court documents reveal.


Police searching for suspect in fatal Phoenix shooting

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are searching for a suspect involved in the fatal shooting of an adult man near Central Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix. According to Phoenix police, they responded to the above intersection around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning for reports of shots fired.


LUCHA Protests Outside Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Calling For Criminal Justice Reform

On Wednesday, LUCHA — a nonprofit, grassroots organization> — protested outside of Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s office. They charge that the County Attorney’s criminal justice policies are the driving force behind Arizona’s fourth-highest imprisonment rate.


10-year-old girl in critical condition after crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A 10-year-old girl is in critical condition after a crash in Phoenix Thursday morning, the Phoenix Fire Department said. According to fire officials, crews treated and transported three patients following a crash near 7th Street and Thomas Road.


Charter schools in Maricopa County: Department of Education grades show passing, failing schools

PHOENIX — Are Valley charter schools making the grade?. Data from the Arizona Department of Education shows letter grades for each charter school in Maricopa County, with ratings from A through F.


Lawmakers approve driving while texting ban statewide

PHOENIX -- Arizona lawmakers gave final approval this afternoon to a comprehensive statewide ban on the use of hand-held cellphones by motorist, sending the bill already approved by the Senate to Gov. Doug Ducey for his anticipated signature.


Census: Maricopa County – again – saw country’s biggest population gains

Maricopa County again saw the largest population increase of any county in the nation last year, adding 81,244 residents to make eight straight years of gains, according to figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau.


Suspect wanted for alleged sexual conduct with boy at Avondale park

AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Avondale police are searching for a suspect accused of sexual conduct with a child at a park in broad daylight. The alleged assault happened on Wednesday, April 17 at around 2:30 p.m. at Donnie Hale Park near 107th Avenue and Buckeye Road.


Burglaries reported in Queen Creek April 6-10 to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Above are the general locations of burglaries reported April 6-10 to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the community of Queen Creek. Burglary at a residence, reported at 10:07 a.m. April 6 in the 24900 block of South Power Road.


Dillon’s in Peoria to close Thunderbird location

A popular Peoria eatery is closing one of its locations. The owners of Dillon’s restaurants announced they will close their first location on April 28. Rich Dillon and George Valverde, owners of R&G BBQ Concepts, publicly posted they will close the location, 8706 W. Thunderbird Road, and thanked pat


Arizona police release graphic video of deadly officer-involved shooting

Arizona police released a video Wednesday that showed a man throwing a wrench at deputies before they shot him to death while responding to a call from family members concerned for the man’s mental health on Friday.


Northbound Loop 101 closed due to crash, vehicle fire

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- The northbound lanes of Loop 101 (Price Freeway) are closed due to a crash and vehicle fire between Guadalupe and Baseline, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.


Teen falsely accuses teacher of inappropriate relationship, Peoria PD says

PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A teen could be facing charges after Peoria police said she made up a story about having an inappropriate relationship with one of her teachers. According to police, the 14-year-old suggested she and the teacher at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale had an "intimate rela


2 men linked to death of Henderson man arrested in Arizona

Officers in Phoenix on Wednesday arrested two men linked to the suspicious death of a Nevada man found dead last week in his Henderson home, Henderson police said Thursday. The Henderson and Phoenix police departments arrested Victor Denogean, 21, and Jose Ortiz-Casillas, 20, each on one charge of m


DPS: Girl who fell from moving minivan on I-10 in Buckeye unbuckled herself

BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- An 8-year-old girl is still recovering after she fell out of a moving vehicle on Interstate 10 in Buckeye on April 8. But we now know more about how she got out.


Phoenix Medical Marijuana Patient Jailed for Vape Pen

Not a pending Supreme Court decision, nor pledges by several Arizona county attorneys to hold off on prosecuting medical marijuana cases, nor Noah Blackwell’s state-issued medical marijuana card were enough to stop a state trooper from hauling Blackwell to Maricopa County’s Fourth Avenue jail last m


PD: Peoria woman arrested for DUI after dropping kids at preschool

PEORIA, AZ — A woman was arrested for DUI after dropping her children off at their preschool. Peoria police report that on April 12 around 10 a.m., they responded to a preschool near 75th and Peoria avenues for a reported DUI with children in the car.


Horny Woman Forces ‘Vulnerable’ Man to Have Sex With Her at Gunpoint

An Arizona woman last week forced a day laborer to have sex with her while her husband held him at gunpoint, according to Phoenix police. Brenda Acuna-Aguero, 39, picked up the man outside a Home Depot in the city on April 8, saying she would pay him to help her husband move items in their house. Af


PD: Glendale suspect jumps from moving car, after ramming police vehicle

GLENDALE, AZ — A domestic violence suspect allegedly jumped from his moving car during a pursuit. Glendale police report that on April 11 at about 2 a.m. they responded to a home near 67th and Glendale avenues on a domestic violence call.


Phoenix area schools face new safety challenges 20 years after Columbine

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Saturday will mark 20 years since the Columbine High School shooting where two Colorado teens gunned down 12 of their classmates. It changed the way people thought about school safety, and now, schools are facing new challenges protecting students.