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PCSO: 2 killed in Pinal County plane crash; plane's owner identified

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Two people were killed when a small vintage plane crashed and caught fire south of Maricopa around noon Friday, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

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Body recovered from sinkhole in Queen Creek

Authorities were working to retrieve a body of man who fell into a sinkhole (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Authorities were working to retrieve a body of man who fell into a sinkhole (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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It took crews from Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa and Queen Creek hours to safely recover the body of a man who fell into a sinkhole in the East Valley Friday afternoon.

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Roger Goodell's State of the NFL & how to win Cardinals season tickets

Tim Ring talked about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's comments during his State of the NFL address Friday. (Friday, Feb. 5, 2016)

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Fans pumped up for Sunday!

Sean McLaughlin checked in from the massive party that is "Super Bowl City." (Friday, Feb. 5, 2016)

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Sightseeing in San Francisco

Sean McLaughlin checked in live from San Francisco and introduced us to his new friends, a family from China, while Kylee Cruz shared some of her favorite tourist destinations. (Friday, Feb. 5, 2016)

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CBS 5 Investigates gun sales on Valley streets

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Private sales of handguns and rifles are allowed under federal and state law without background checks, so long as the seller is not in the business of selling guns. But according to legal experts, defining what "in the business of selling guns" means is up for debate.

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

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The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing. More>>

Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted

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Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive. More>>

During Utah funeral, Oregon refuge occupier hailed as a hero

Inside a packed Mormon church in this desert town Friday, a leader of the Oregon armed standoff who died in a confrontation with authorities was called a man of conviction and not a threat to the law enforcement officers... More>>

Woman killed by Phoenix-area police had popular online video

Police in a Phoenix suburb shot and killed a knife-wielding woman whose struggles with Asperger's syndrome went viral last year when she posted an online video showing her service dog comforting her. More>>

Homeless vet forced to choose -- his dogs or a home

Jeremy Flynn does not want to give up his dogs. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Jeremy Flynn does not want to give up his dogs. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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A veteran who lost his job and then his home is now being told he has to choose – be homeless and keep his four dogs or have a place to live without the dogs.

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Restrictions on potlucks in AZ could soon be eased

Potlucks might be a time-honored tradition, but here in Arizona, they're illegal outside the workplace. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Potlucks might be a time-honored tradition, but here in Arizona, they're illegal outside the workplace. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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If you're thinking about throwing a potluck on Super Bowl Sunday, you may want to think again. Here in Arizona, potlucks are illegal outside the workplace.

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Wine and spirits delivered to your front door

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A new app called Minibar is an easy way to lift your spirits. With a click, a tap and a swipe, liquor, wine or beer goes from the store to your front door in less than an hour.

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Peeping Tom witness says she is also a victim

Ashley Diaz said Matthew Kirk peeped at her while she was changing last summer. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Ashley Diaz said Matthew Kirk peeped at her while she was changing last summer. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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The witness who helped catch an accused voyeur says she chased after him because he also victimized her.

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Home rental shortage impacting Valley's housing market

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Renting a house in the Valley is getting more expensive. A shortage of home rentals is driving up rent prices, making it harder for families to find an affordable place to live.

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Mesa PD: Officers not aware of victim’s mental illness in police shooting

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One of the responding officers was in the process of retrieving a “less lethal option” from a patrol vehicle when two officers shot and killed Danielle Jacobs, 24, Mesa police spokesman Esteban Flores said.

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Man killed when car rear-ends box truck on Loop 101

A silver passenger car rear-ended a commercial box truck on Loop 101 at Scottsdale Road Friday. (Source: Raul Garcia, DPS via Twitter) A silver passenger car rear-ended a commercial box truck on Loop 101 at Scottsdale Road Friday. (Source: Raul Garcia, DPS via Twitter)
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A man who rear-ended a box truck on Loop 101 Friday afternoon is dead, and investigators are trying to determine if driver distraction might have been a factor. 

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CBS aims to strike balance with added Super Bowl cameras

With some 70 cameras located from the pylons in the end zone to those isolated on single players, the ability to show plays from a 360-degree perspective and tracking technology that determines how fast and far players... More>>

Making sure Facebook works at the Super Bowl

It's the pain of crowds: Texts, photos and video streams take forever or just can't get through. More>>

Arizonans go head to head on motorcycle safety laws

Current Arizona law only requires motorcycle riders under 18 to wear a helmet. (Source:  Andrey Armyagov via 123 RF) Current Arizona law only requires motorcycle riders under 18 to wear a helmet. (Source: Andrey Armyagov via 123 RF)
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Motorcyclists who roll down Arizona highways agree that riding in the open air is one of life’s exhilarations. The disagreements become sharp when the subject of whether to wear a helmet – or whether the state should mandate helmet use – is on the table. 

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Anti-litter groups: Cigarette butts trash Valley freeways

Volunteers for the Adopt a Highway program pick up a beer can along an Arizona highway. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) Volunteers for the Adopt a Highway program pick up a beer can along an Arizona highway. (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
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By Elena Mendoza, Cronkite News PHOENIX (Cronkite) – The cigarettes that are detrimental to your health are also littering Arizona freeways, creating eyesores, leaching chemicals and causing a fire hazard. Cigarette butts account for more than 40 percent of the litter tossed on U.S. highways, according to a national study by Keep America Beautiful. “A lot of people don’t think of cigarette butts as being trash but they are,” said Jill Bernstein, executiv... More>>

16th hole provides chaotic challenge for Phoenix Open golfers

The 16th hole sat silent Tuesday morning, but by Thursday, it had returned to its rowdy self at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Source: Nick Krueger/Cronkite News) The 16th hole sat silent Tuesday morning, but by Thursday, it had returned to its rowdy self at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Source: Nick Krueger/Cronkite News)
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Throw an easy 9-iron about 180 yards toward the hole and try to get it close. If not, two-putt and walk away from the 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale without any damage to the scorecard at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Easy right? Wrong.

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Twitter photo #WhoIsTheMom revealed

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A photo of a mother and her twin daughters has caused confusion because no one can tell who the mother is.

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Local employers hiring thousands for a variety of positions

This heat map shows Home Depot's planned hiring across the country This heat map shows Home Depot's planned hiring across the country
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Looking for work? You’re in luck. Employers are hiring now for a variety of jobs in our bustling service economy, gearing up for a busy spring and summer season. Next week, Maricopa County Workforce Development will host a career fair in the East Valley, Ak-Chin Pavilion will host a job fair in the West Valley, and the award-winning Nook Kitchen restaurant will host a job fair downtown. 

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Enjoy free family fun at Tale of Two Cities parade

Tale of Two Cities parade closure and access map Tale of Two Cities parade closure and access map
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Goodyear and Avondale are preparing to host their fifth annual Tale of Two Cities Parade on Saturday, February 20th. The free, family-friendly event will begin at 10 a.m. in Goodyear Community Park, proceeding east down Thomas Road to Dysart Road and culminating in a festival at Estrella Mountain Community College. 

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ASU, PBS host free, family-friendly open house night downtown

ASU Night of the Open Door events offer a window into the creative energy that powers a world-class university. (Source: OpenDoor.ASU.edu) ASU Night of the Open Door events offer a window into the creative energy that powers a world-class university. (Source: OpenDoor.ASU.edu)
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Arizona PBS invites community members, families and children of all ages to attend Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door, the university's largest open house event of the year. The festivities kick off Feb. 12 at 4 p.m., at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus and feature a variety of family-oriented games and activities. 

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City of Tempe distributing free compost for Valentine’s Day

(Source:  Martin Parker via 123RF) (Source: Martin Parker via 123RF)
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The City of Tempe is hosting a compost giveaway on Saturday, Feb. 13 that is open to residents from all Valley cities. Tempe's compost is made from green organic material such as yard clippings and shrubs that is collected citywide before it is processed, cooked and turned into nutrient-rich compost. 

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Visitors to Red Rock Ranger District, Sedona tripled over last 10 years

View from First Bench, Wilson Mountain (Source: Deborah Lee Soltesz, USFS Coconino National Forest) View from First Bench, Wilson Mountain (Source: Deborah Lee Soltesz, USFS Coconino National Forest)
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Visitors to the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, which includes Sedona and the surrounding area, have tripled in number over the last 10 years. In 2015, the district recorded more than 2.84 million visitors.

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City council approves sale of Sheraton Phoenix hotel downtown

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The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to approve the sale of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix hotel in downtown to Thayer Lodging Group (TLG Phoenix). The City built the hotel to support the convention center and downtown, but not necessarily to own long-term.

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How to save money on this year's Super Bowl party

Want to pull off a great Super Bowl party this weekend, without breaking the bank? CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has the game plan for how to save on your Super Bowl bash. (Friday, Feb. 5, 2016)

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    Slideshow: Mug shots for the week of Jan. 31

    Friday, February 5 2016 9:58 AM EST2016-02-05 14:58:44 GMT

    Mug shots for the week of Jan. 31.

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  • CBS 5 INVESTIGATES

    CBS 5 Investigates gun sales on Valley streets

    CBS 5 Investigates gun sales on Valley streets

    Friday, February 5 2016 1:09 AM EST2016-02-05 06:09:11 GMT

    Private sales of handguns and rifles are allowed under federal and state law without background checks, so long as the seller is not in the business of selling guns. But according to legal experts, defining what "in the business of selling guns" means is up for debate.

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    Private sales of handguns and rifles are allowed under federal and state law without background checks, so long as the seller is not in the business of selling guns. But according to legal experts, defining what "in the business of selling guns" means is up for debate.

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  • SCAM ALERT: New Social Security email scam

    SCAM ALERT: New Social Security email scam

    A new phishing email is circulating, trying to trick you into compromising your personal information. (02/03/2016)

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    A new phishing email is circulating, trying to trick you into compromising your personal information. (02/03/2016)

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