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Frenchman thought among killers in IS beheadings

The discussion was prompted by the suicide of former Phoenix police officer Craig Tiger who suffered from PTSD after an on-duty shooting.Frenchman thought among killers in IS beheadings A young Frenchman is believed to be among the killers on an Islamic State propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of more than a dozen Syrian soldiers, France's top security official said...

Exonerated sex offender indicted on child porn charges

Exonerated sex offender indicted on child porn charges John Kenneth Watkins, 31, has been arrested on ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Ducey and DuVal set for 4th debate Monday

DuVal and Ducey have debated three times, including a face-off in Phoenix Sunday evening focused on education.

Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal are set to debate for the fourth time as they seek to replace Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and they'll be joined by the Libertarian and Americans Elect party candidates.

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake.

Fire restrictions to be lifted at Grand Canyon

Monsoon storms have decreased fire dangers in the Grand Canyon and prompted park officials to lift fire restrictions.

Starting Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m., fire managers will lift the ban on all wood burning and charcoal fires.

Former 2nd lady Joan Mondale dies at age 83

Joan Mondale died Monday

Joan Mondale, who burnished a reputation as "Joan of Art" for her passionate advocacy for the arts while her husband was vice president and a U.S. ambassador, died Monday. She was 83.

Walter Mondale, sons Ted and William and other family members were by her side when she died, the family said in a statement released by their church. The family had announced Sunday that she had gone into hospice care, but declined to discuss her illness.

Suspect Who Turns His Back & Raises Hands into Air Is Killed by PCSO Deputy

Video of a police standoff contradicts the initial Pinal County Sheriff's Office description of the chain of events that led to the shooting death of a suspected car thief. The man had led police and sheriff's deputies on a chase through Casa Grande and Eloy for nearly an hour, before deputies immobilized the car he was driving.

Flight out of Phoenix diverted to Las Vegas

A Southwest flight out of Phoenix was diverted to Las Vegas on Monday night because of smoke in the lavatory.

Suspect killed in shootout with Pinal deputy

A Pinal County sheriff's deputy was involved in a fatal shooting on a state highway south of Coolidge on Monday morning.

Sandy Hook report fails to determine shooting motive

The report released Monday afternoon into the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown has failed to identify a motive for the attack.

According to the report, Adam Lanza, 20, acted alone and was solely responsible for the horrific events of that day. In addition, the report said, "unless additional and at this time unanticipated evidence is developed, there will be no state criminal prosecution as a result of the crimes."

First significant snow storm of season in northern Arizona

Many northern Arizona residents are preparing as a winter storm is expected to push through the area Thursday.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Coconino County until noon Thursday.

A cold front pushed into the Flagstaff area ...

National Amber Alert website reopened after shut down

The national Amber Alert website was shut down for a short time, but has since reopened.

The website read, "Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs (OJP) website is unavailable."

According to Huffington Post, the Department of Justice reports that a person was taken off of furlough Monday...

Clock strikes midnight in Washington, government shutdown begins

The last time the federal government shut down was in 1995.

Failing to come to an agreement on a federal budget, the House and Senate have effectively shut down the federal government for the first time in 17 years.

Without a funding bill in place, President Barack Obama ordered the shutdown of the federal government.

First cases of flesh-eating drug reported in AZ

LoVecchio points out an image that shows a Krokodil user's leg.

Banner's Poison Control Center says the two first cases of people using a drug that can rot flesh have been reported in Arizona.

"We've had two cases this past week that have occurred in Arizona," said Dr. Frank LoVecchio, the co-medical director at Banner's Poison Control Center.

Food stamp recipients selling benefits for cash

The man in the gold Lexus thought he was meeting a buyer in the parking lot of an east Valley supermarket. He was there to sell food stamps, now known as Nutrition Assistance in Arizona, for 60 cents on the dollar. He said he had $3,000 worth.

"I just swipe the card," the man told an undercover CBS 5 News producer. "We just ...

Thank you Pinal County Precinct Committeepersons

On July 17th, 2013, I issued a call to arms for Pinal County to support the petition drive to place HB2305 on the 2014 ballot. Well today we learned that approximately 146,000 signatures were submitted to the Secretary of State to 1) stop this odious bill from being enacted and 2) placing the bill on the ballot for the people to defeat next November. When petitions were passed out to the Pinal County Precinct Committeepersons, they did not hesitate to take on the challenge of knocking on doors, setting up tables and having community gatherings to collect signatures. What seemed like a tremendous task upfront was quickly reduced to just business as usual for the volunteers. It also became very apparent that, We Are Not Alone!!!

Following the money: Where are donations to hotshots' families?

So many people didn't hesitate to reach into their wallets on word of the heartbreaking tragedy in Yarnell. Millions of dollars have been collected so far.

But now comes the question: Where is all of that money?

Three charities were initially approved by Prescott Fire to take in donations: The 100 Club of Arizona, the Prescott Firefighter's Charities/United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in Idaho.

Feds indict Danny's Car Wash managers, corporate entities

A federal indictment handed up Monday alleges Danny's Family Car Wash knowingly fired workers who were in the country illegally and then hired some of the same people back under fake names using fake IDs.

Feds: 14 arrested in Phoenix-area car wash raids

Authorities confirmed Sunday that 14 people, four U.S. citizens and 10 Mexican nationals, were arrested by Homeland Security agents in raids at Danny's Family Carwash locations in Phoenix.

"We didn't even see them coming because they were in undercover cop cars," said Danny's Family Carwash employee Obed Dominguez.

Feds seize $624K in meth at southern AZ border

Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Meth seized at AZ border. Federal officers confiscated more than $624K in meth.

Three Arizonans were arrested over the weekend during separate attempts to smuggle drugs into the U.S.

On Sunday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales selected a 34-year-old Fort Mohave woman for a further search of her SUV. A K-9 alerted to the gas tank containing nine packages of methamphetamine worth $171,182.

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