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Man dead after crashing truck into pole — PHOENIX -- Police believe a medical issue might be to blame for a fatal crash early Thursday morning. It happened at about 1:30 a.m. at Central Avenue and Indian School Road. According to police, an elderly man drove his pickup truck into a pole.

Missing ASU student found — TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University police say a missing student has been located. Jake Hoekstra was last seen leaving his residential hall on the Tempe campus around 1 a.m. Monday. Police did not suspect foul play, but they did ask for the public's help to find him.

Man allegedly held 4 kids hostage, set house on fire — PHOENIX -- Charges are possible for a Phoenix man who allegedly held his four children hostage and then set his house on fire. It started late Wednesday night in the neighborhood of 40th Street and Cheery Lynn Road, which is north of Thomas Road.

Peoria teacher honored after first-grader's death — PEORIA, Ariz. -- Outside Vistancia Elementary School, there's a growing memorial for Luke Smith, who died two weeks ago from a respiratory illness. As the memorial stands outside the school, an emotional ceremony took place inside. Smith's first-grade teacher, Rachel MacDonald, was nominated Fulton Homes' "Teacher of the Week."
Oct 29, 2014

RT @CareyPenaTV: This is a beautiful story by @Ashleigh3TV RT @peoriaunified11 teacher honored after first-grader's death.

Oct 29, 2014

This is a beautiful story by @Ashleigh3TV RT @peoriaunified11 teacher honored after first-grader's death.

3OYS: 'Dialing for dollars' targets business owners — TEMPE, Ariz -- 3 On Your Side has addressed this issue before, but it appears that "dialing for dollars" is a widespread problem affecting all kinds of business owners, small and large. Sherry Peterson and her husband own an insurance business. "We call all over the United States.
Oct 30, 2014

3OYS: 'Dialing for dollars' targets business owners (Sent from 3TV Phoenix News)…

Talented Arizona Wildcats build more expectations — TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Losing the two best players from a team that came within a few seconds of reaching the Final Four would be a crushing blow for most teams. At Arizona, where talent seemingly comes through the McKale Center in a revolving door, the expectations have gone up, not down.
Oct 29, 2014

#arizonawildcats basketball preview. yeah, they're going to be pretty good:

ADOT partnering with DPS to manage traffic incidents — PHOENIX -- There is now an extra set of eyes keeping tabs on the Arizona Department of Transportation cameras along Valley freeways. Arizona Department of Public Safety officers are now working side-by-side with ADOT personnel inside the traffic operations center to monitor what's happening out on the roadways and jump in when needed to manage accidents.

Phoenix police officer arrested for aggravated assault — PHOENIX -- A Phoenix police officer has been arrested for aggravated assault. Seven-year veteran Jeremy Sweet was arrested and booked Tuesday evening on one count of aggravated assault. The arrest stems from an investigation that began Monday afternoon. That's when a complaint was brought forward by a Phoenix resident calling 911.