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KPNX 12 News Anchor/Reporter

Avondale robotics team needs funds to compete

12news.com — They may only be in middle school, but a group of 10 students from Avondale Imagine School can program, build and drive robots. The remarkable team of innovators is set to take off to Louisville, Kentucky this Tuesday where they will compete against 200 other teams from around the world.

Arizona college students create app for groups of friends to meet

12news.com — Long gone are the days of meeting a new friend in person. An increasing number of college students are developing new relationships online. A couple of U of A students are now capitalizing on the trend and hoping to cash in.

Patent pending on coating to make button batteries safer

12news.com — Button batteries are a major threat to children, especially those under the age of 6. More than 3,000 ingestions are reported each year in the United States alone. Five and a half years ago, Emmett Rauch was one of those cases. "We were living minute-by-minute and we weren't even sure he would survive," said his mom, Karla Rauch.

Local gymnast looking to impress Team USA coach

12news.com — In this year already, Gilbert gymnast Mykayla Skinner has finished in first place in two international competitions for vault and received one all-around top gymnast honor. "I recently just went to Scotland and I competed there and took first all-around against seven other girls -- international competition," said Skinner.

Alex Naddour: Father, Olympian-in-training

12news.com — GILBERT, Ariz. - Only 125 days until the Olympic Games in Brazil and Gilbert gymnast, Alex Naddour, has a new support team. Fans are used to watching Naddour kill-it on the rings, pommel horse and vault but ahead of the games in Rio, he is working on a new skill: Fatherhood.

Street Pianos Mesa kicks off this week

12news.com — MESA, Ariz. - This week all around Mesa, 24 pianos will start popping up on street corners, each painted with a purpose, available for the public to play. The Mesa Arts Center brought the international project, "Play Me, I'm Yours," to Arizona for the first time. This weekend, the MAC hosted the kick-off event.

Mesa family desperate for answers after crash

12news.com — A family in Mesa is desperate for answers as their youngest brother fights to stay alive. A car accident put him there -- an accident they still don't know much about. On Feb. 1, Spencer Corley was driving southbound on I-17 just a few miles south of Black Canyon City.

Camp Kangaroo helps children deal with loss

12news.com — This last week in the Valley prove tragedy can strike at any time, leaving loved ones with heartbreak and grief. But this weekend for the first time in Arizona, a tool is there for children affected by tragedy called Camp Kangaroo.

Two local gymnasts hoping for second chance

12news.com — Second time's the charm, at least that's what two local athletes are hoping this time around as they head down their road to Rio. Four years ago, Mykayla Skinner and Alex Naddour, both gymnasts from Gilbert, competed for a chance at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Skinner, barely old enough, didn't make the team.

Road to Rio takes athlete-coach commitment

12news.com — Athletes training for Rio spend hours in the gym prepping for the Olympic Games. Right alongside them are their coaches, who spend just as much time there. "This is your lifestyle for that four years or eight years or whatever your commitment is to the athlete that you're training," said coach Lisa Spini.
Apr 22, 2016

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Apr 21, 2016

RT @12News: #BREAKING: Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter against the Reds.

Apr 19, 2016

RT @12News: The @AZCardinals' @LarryFitzgerald stops by 12 News to talk the upcoming season and celebrity softball 12ne.ws/26cXE2V

Apr 19, 2016

@william_pitts @NBCTheVoice don't you sass me!!! Let's be honest, @alisanporter has had this season in the bag since the #blindauditions

Apr 18, 2016

RT @lovefaithmagic: I sleep cuddling a Van Gogh doll, a pillow, my husband's shirt + a crystal. Now need to fit this beautiful baby in: httpic.twitter.com/UN6P2uXgL5s://t.co/UN6P2uXgL5

Apr 16, 2016

Wow, never been in this bad of a back-up. Crash 60 eb at the 10. No one is moving... @ArizonaDOT pic.twitter.com/h7FoPr73zW

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