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PD: 2 dead in East Valley shooting, car crash Video included

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There was a heavy police presence on the McKellips exit of the Loop 202 Red Mountain freeway. The on and off ramps were closed in both directions, the Arizona Department of Transportation said. 

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PD cruiser hits pedestrian in north Phoenix Video included

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The accident happened around 4 a.m. near Seventh Street and Deer Valley Road. 

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Slideshow: Driver crashes in Phoenix Apartment building

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The motorist hit a fire hydrant and the force of the impact sent the hydrant flying through air. It lodged upside down in the wall of the building. 

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Peaceful end to standoff in Tempe, man arrested

A man with a gun is refusing to come out of his Tempe apartment, police said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A man with a gun is refusing to come out of his Tempe apartment, police said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Police are on the scene of a standoff at a Tempe apartment complex.  

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U.S. veteran's family gets big surprise on Memorial Day

Lisa Gomez bought U.S. flag at flea market (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Lisa Gomez bought U.S. flag at flea market (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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"This is probably the nicest thing I have ever gotten," said Patti Peigh. "It just really touched my heart today."

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Off-duty firefighter, nurse save toddler from drowning

A two-year-old was found in a community pool in Peoria (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A two-year-old was found in a community pool in Peoria (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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According to Time Eiden, a spokesman for the Peoria Fire-Medical Department, the toddler slipped away from his father. The little boy was found floating face-down in North Peoria's Vistancia community pool. 

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HEALTH ALERT

Number of measles cases increases again, more people possibly exposed

A red, raised and blotchy rash begins on the face and moves down the body and might last up to six days, health officials say. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A red, raised and blotchy rash begins on the face and moves down the body and might last up to six days, health officials say. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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In addition to the newly confirmed case of measles, the potential exposure area is being expanded because some of the identified cases may have exposed other people within Pinal and Maricopa Counties.

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Flags, services, patriotic rallies mark Memorial Day in Arizona Video included

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Memorial Day tributes and events, like this one Monday morning at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, are planned in a number of Phoenix-area communities.

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Carjacking suspect caught; Vehicle easily recognizable Video included

Police scene at 15th Avenue and McDowell Road early Monday morning. (Source: Jill Galus, KPHO/KTVK) Police scene at 15th Avenue and McDowell Road early Monday morning. (Source: Jill Galus, KPHO/KTVK)
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Police said the suspect carjacked a man in a Chevron parking lot near 24th Street and Thomas Road at around 3:20 a.m.

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Man arrested after body of missing Maricopa woman found

Lashawn Johnson mugshot (Source: MCSO) Lashawn Johnson mugshot (Source: MCSO)
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The body of a missing 25-year-old woman was discovered in a desert area in Maricopa County, police said on Sunday.  

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Chlorine leak at Phoenix scrap yard sends 6 to hospital

Hazardous materials situation at 24th Ave. & McDowell (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Hazardous materials situation at 24th Ave. & McDowell (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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At least six patients were taken to the hospital Tuesday morning due to a chlorine leak at a scrap yard near 24th Street and McDowell.

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Sheriff Arpaio arrives in courtroom in contempt of court case

Arpaio protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse Tuesday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Arpaio protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse Tuesday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was met by protesters as he returned federal courtroom Tuesday morning in connection with his contempt of court case.

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Lashawn Johnson arrested for murder after missing woman's body is found

Lashawn Johnson mugshot (Source: MCSO) Lashawn Johnson mugshot (Source: MCSO)
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A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of a Valley woman whose body was found after she was missing for more than a month.

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Mediterranean Sea disasters swallow up over 1,000 migrants

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The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy has claimed the lives of over 1,030 migrants in the last week, mostly as barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies,... More>>

Small fire erupts at Goodyear PD building under construction

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Firefighters received a report of smoke coming from the roof of a structure being built at 45 N. 145th Avenue just after 7 a.m. 

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Skin Cancer Protection

Scottsdale company making products to protect you against skin cancer

A Scottsdale startup has created special hats to protect your skin. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A Scottsdale startup has created special hats to protect your skin. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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A Scottsdale startup is using outer space technology to protect you against skin cancer.

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Broken Promises: Crisis at the VA

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This weekend, we honor our nation's veterans. Here at CBS5, we have put together a 30-minute special zeroing in on recent problems in the VA health care system.  This special includes exclusive information about VA health care as well as stories from whistleblowers who came to us for answers. 

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Man pays speeding ticket with 22K pennies

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He dumped 22,000 pennies on the counter at Frisco Municipal Court as a protest when paying his ticket.

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Troopers suspect DUI in I-10 wrong-way crash near Tucson

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At around 5:15 a.m., the Arizona Department of Public Safety received calls about a car that had rear-ended a box truck and was stuck under the back of the truck. 

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Couric takes blame for 'misleading' pause in gun documentary

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Katie Couric has reversed course and taken responsibility for an edit that misrepresents the response of gun rights activists to a question she poses in a new documentary. More>>

Mortgage-free home for military families now available in Goodyear

This single family, 2,278-square-foot, one-story home will be built by Meritage Homes. (Source: Operation Homefront This single family, 2,278-square-foot, one-story home will be built by Meritage Homes. (Source: Operation Homefront
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The new home is now open for applications from eligible military and veteran families. This single family, 2,278-square-foot, one-story home will be built by Meritage Homes.

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Concern growing over missing Peoria couple

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George and Maureen Abdo were last seen at their home in the area of 29000 North 69th Drive at 9 a.m. Monday.

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US home prices rise in March as spring buying season begins

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U.S. home prices kept climbing in March as the spring home buying season began, but so far the higher costs haven't thwarted sales. More>>

Burlesque dancer told to change clothes before flight in WA

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 A burlesque dancer who was asked to change from her performance outfit before boarding a plane said she feels disrespected and outraged. 

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Car runs over motorcyclists in apparent road rage incident Video included

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The man who took the video said the road rage started a half mile down the road when the driver of the car that hit two people cut those same people off, nearly running them off the road.

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Alligators found eating human remains Video included

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Officials don't think the alligators killed the male victim, whose body appears to have been in the water for quite some time. The man's cause of death wasn't immediately clear.

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Handbag sells for $300K at auction

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The crocodile, diamond-encrusted Hermes Birkin bag was sold at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong by a private Asian collector.

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6-year-old gets emotional about saving the planet

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“The planet is going to be wrecked!” Henry said in the video, which was recorded after he watched a video about animals having to eat trash. “People are being so rude about it.” He's continuing his mission.

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Thousands of cyclists create moving formation

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 The cyclists gathered in the shape of the Mirror Stream Foundation, an iconic landmark in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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Hundreds remember beloved Mesa teacher

A community in Mesa remembered a teacher who died after being hit by a car (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A community in Mesa remembered a teacher who died after being hit by a car (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Hundreds came out for a touching tribute on Monday night to a beloved teacher who died Monday after being hit by a car.

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Fire burned field in East Valley

A field fire was seen near Indian School Road & Dobson on Monday (Source: jamiedallas2000@gmail.com) A field fire was seen near Indian School Road & Dobson on Monday (Source: jamiedallas2000@gmail.com)
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A fire burned in a big field in the East Valley on Monday and the smoke could be seen for miles.  

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Taxi crashes into airport terminal in Chicago

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 Glass doors were shattered at the airport, but police say no one was injured.

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Dying veteran receives medals 70 years late

Paul Polson was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star on Monday, 70+ years after he earned them. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Paul Polson was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star on Monday, 70+ years after he earned them. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Paul Polson earned medals more than 70 years ago and was finally awarded them on Monday.

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Man reportedly hurt after mobile home fire in Apache Junction

A fire seriously burned a mobile home and cars in Apache Junction. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) A fire seriously burned a mobile home and cars in Apache Junction. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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A man was reportedly taken to the hospital after a fire ripped through a mobile home in Apache Junction on Monday night.  

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Deadly crash near I-10 in southeast Valley

Crash on the exit ramp for Wild Horse Pass has left one person dead. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Crash on the exit ramp for Wild Horse Pass has left one person dead. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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A crash near the Interstate 10 in the southeast Valley has left one person dead.  

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Bee expert explains recent string of swarms, attacks

It's been an active bee season for the Valley so far in 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) It's been an active bee season for the Valley so far in 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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We have been telling you about aggressive swarms in the Valley for weeks. Experts agree it has been an especially active season. 

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Vandals light fireworks on woman's front porch Video included

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A surveillance camera shows vandals setting off fireworks on the front porch of a home in Maryland. A resident is angry.

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Fishing is therapy for some Arizona veterans

A national organization is helping some Arizona veterans with their PTSD and other disabilities with fishing. (Monday, May 30, 2016)

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Man rescued after being trapped in car for 3 days near Jerome, AZ

Jerome Fire Chief Rusty Blair said the man’s Toyota FJ Cruiser four-wheel drive rolled 300 feet off Allen Springs Road down to Forest Road 493. Rescue crews had to hike with Jaws of Life extrication equipment to tear open the vehicle to get the man out. ( Jerome Fire Chief Rusty Blair said the man’s Toyota FJ Cruiser four-wheel drive rolled 300 feet off Allen Springs Road down to Forest Road 493. Rescue crews had to hike with Jaws of Life extrication equipment to tear open the vehicle to get the man out. (
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Authorities say a man trapped in his crashed vehicle near Jerome for three days was rescued, thanks to a couple taking sightseeing photos. 

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'Easy Class Guide' has ASU students' 'best intentions in mind'

Some students take college seriously, but for those tired of hitting the books, enter EasyClassGuide.com. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Some students take college seriously, but for those tired of hitting the books, enter EasyClassGuide.com. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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Some students take college seriously, but for those tired of hitting the books, enter EasyClassGuide.com. Their tagline is, 'We have your best intentions in mind.' 

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'Aggressive bees ahead,' sign at FINS trailhead in Goodyear warns

The Goodyear Police Department put up a sign at the FINS trailhead to warn hikers about aggressive bees. (Source: Goodyear Police Department) The Goodyear Police Department put up a sign at the FINS trailhead to warn hikers about aggressive bees. (Source: Goodyear Police Department)
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After five people, three of them children, were attacked by bees while hiking, the Goodyear Police Department is making sure everybody knows about the potential danger.

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Rising temperatures to increase wildfire risk

(Source: MGN online) (Source: MGN online)
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With triple-digit temperatures returning to Arizona this week, forest officials are mounting defenses to limit the growth of several small wildfires burning across the state.

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Suspected drug smuggler drives in circles before arrest

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A suspected drug smuggler was apprehended after he abandoned his vehicle and tried to blend in with some workers in a Pinal County farm field on Wednesday. 

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Patriotic teens raise flag on McDowell Mountain

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A pair of teenage boys hiked up McDowell Mountain Sunday and raised an American flag to commemorate our nation’s fallen troops. 

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Cancer survivor stunned by attention over graduation denial

Dwyer led his class as student body president during graduation but had to sit in the stands after. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Dwyer led his class as student body president during graduation but had to sit in the stands after. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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"Having people tell me that I'm being a voice for them is so much more powerful than these people denying me my request," Stephen Dwyer said.

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Advocates to walk 75-mile pilgrimage from border to Tucson

An annual pilgrimage from the U.S.-Mexico border to Tucson aims to draw attention to the plight of immigrants. (Source: Tom Kowal via Facebook) An annual pilgrimage from the U.S.-Mexico border to Tucson aims to draw attention to the plight of immigrants. (Source: Tom Kowal via Facebook)
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An annual pilgrimage from the U.S.-Mexico border to Tucson that aims to draw attention to the plight of immigrants will begin on Memorial Day. A coalition of groups has organized the 13th annual Migrant Trail, which is set to take off from Sasabe, Mexico, on Monday and end on June 5 in Tucson. SOCIAL: The Migrant Trail on Facebook Participants from different parts of the country and from as far as Central America will walk 75 miles from the border to Tucson during a one-week period... More>>

Boy OK after left home alone in Black Canyon City mobile home fire

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An 11-year-old boy who was left home alone managed to escape safely from his burning mobile home early Monday morning, firefighters said. 

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Conservationists aiming to protect river sue to stop homes

The San Pedro River is one of only two major rivers that flow north out of Mexico into the United States and is one of the last large undammed rivers in the Southwest. (Source: Harold Malde via Nature.org) The San Pedro River is one of only two major rivers that flow north out of Mexico into the United States and is one of the last large undammed rivers in the Southwest. (Source: Harold Malde via Nature.org)
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The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity and five other groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against a pair of federal agencies that they say allowed El Dorado Holdings Inc. to fill in desert washes without adequately studying the development's effect on the environment.  Their attorney said his clients want to ensure the San Pedro River and the wildlife it supports are protected.

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Food safety 101

(Source: markstout via 123 R) (Source: markstout via 123 R)
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Make sure nobody gets sick at your holiday cookout.

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Anthropologist follows trail of century-old hobo graffiti

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Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. More>>

Cyclist says she and friend injured when jumped by kangaroo

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A woman says she and a friend were injured when they were jumped by a kangaroo while cycling in an Australian wine region. More>>

Community parternships provide food to 300 local families

Chartwells K12, the food provider for Tolleson Elementary School District, has partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank to help provide food to families in the community year-round. Beginning Saturday, May 28 Chartwells K12 will be distributing 22 pallets of food at the Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School parking lot to families in the area. This distribution will take place year-round, on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.

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Harvard grad delivers spoken-word convocation speech

Harvard grad Donovan Livingston delivered a convocation speech in spoken-word poetry. (Source: Harvard University/CNN) Harvard grad Donovan Livingston delivered a convocation speech in spoken-word poetry. (Source: Harvard University/CNN)
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 The speech, which Livingston delivered in spoken-word poetry form, describes the challenges that have faced African-Americans seeking education.

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Students seeking sugar daddies for tuition, rent

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By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Business Writer Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement. More>>

Beloved Valley teacher dies of injuries from accident

Bill Mellyn (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Bill Mellyn (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
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A longtime Mesa high school teacher has succumbed to injuries he suffered after being hit by a car while riding his mountain bike. 

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  • Broken Promises: Crisis at the VA

    Broken Promises: Crisis at the VA

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 12:38 PM EDT2016-05-31 16:38:03 GMT

    This weekend, we honor our nation's veterans. Here at CBS5, we have put together a 30-minute special zeroing in on recent problems in the VA health care system.  This special includes exclusive information about VA health care as well as stories from whistleblowers who came to us for answers. 

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    This weekend, we honor our nation's veterans. Here at CBS5, we have put together a 30-minute special zeroing in on recent problems in the VA health care system.  This special includes exclusive information about VA health care as well as stories from whistleblowers who came to us for answers. 

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  • Hundreds remember beloved Mesa teacher

    Hundreds remember beloved Mesa teacher

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 3:13 AM EDT2016-05-31 07:13:15 GMT
    A community in Mesa remembered a teacher who died after being hit by a car (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A community in Mesa remembered a teacher who died after being hit by a car (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Hundreds came out for a touching tribute on Monday night to a beloved teacher who died Monday after being hit by a car.

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    Hundreds came out for a touching tribute on Monday night to a beloved teacher who died Monday after being hit by a car.

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  • Beloved Valley teacher dies of injuries from accident

    Beloved Valley teacher dies of injuries from accident

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 3:09 AM EDT2016-05-31 07:09:33 GMT
    Bill Mellyn (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Bill Mellyn (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A longtime Mesa high school teacher has succumbed to injuries he suffered after being hit by a car while riding his mountain bike. 

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    A longtime Mesa high school teacher has succumbed to injuries he suffered after being hit by a car while riding his mountain bike. 

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