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Program working to put veterans in the classrooms — An amazing medical breakthrough has epilepsy patients around the world looking at Texas where doctors are working to curb symptoms. CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The oceanographer whose calculations helped an American adventurer find potential debris from Flight 370 said Thu...

2006 serial shooting detective discusses latest case — PHOENIX - Tracking down the serial shooters who terrorized Valley streets in 2006 became an intense eight-month pursuit for now-retired Phoenix police detective Cliff Jewell. "He (the shooter) was very smart in what he did. He picked his victims carefully," Jewell said. "But he didn't care who his victims were.

Friends rally for Phoenix woman in alleged assault — PHOENIX - The man who was seen slapping a woman in a wheelchair in the background of a live 12 News report Monday has a history of assault. Randall Burgess's record shows a history of charges and convictions related to physical violence.

Standoff heats up between rogue RNC delegate in AZ and party establishment — A standoff continued Monday between the state Republican party and delegate who vows to not support Donald Trump at the RNC conference in Cleveland next week. As 12 News reported Sunday, Peoria mother and political activist Lori Hack said she cannot lend her support to Trump at the convention.

AZ Tea Party leader expresses regret over welfare cut — PHOENIX - State Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, said she regrets a 2015 vote for a human services bill that strictly limits welfare aid to poor families with children. Earlier this month, Arizona became the only state in the nation to limit families who qualify for the program to one year of assistance.

AZ cuts welfare aid for families — The "Sunday Square Off" panel discussed cuts on welfare aid for families with kids, mental health care to curb populations, 'sugar tax' becoming a possible solution to curb obesity and Arizona's $250,000 slogan.

Tempe landlord orders gay pride flag removed — TEMPE, Ariz. - A flag used as a rallying symbol in the LGBT community is causing a stir in the east Valley. A Tempe landlord asked her tenant to remove his rainbow flag from the corner of his rental property. The flag sits perched over a cinder block fence south of McClintock Road.

Pinal health officials: ICE not cooperative during measles outbreak — A measles outbreak has Pinal County on edge, and the health director there says leaders with the federal agency of Immigration and Customs Enforcement are not helping the situation. Health officials have identified 22 cases of the measles in recent months. Nine of them involve staff members at the Eloy detention center.

Clinton announcement may not sway Arizona voters — PHOENIX - The announcement that the FBI will not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton will likely have "zero" impact on voters' opinions in Arizona, according to Michael O'Neil, a public opinion researcher with O'Neil Associates. Clinton is the Democratic party's presumptive presidential nominee.

Fourth of July is a dual celebration for one Valley family — PEORIA, Ariz. - Chrissy Nguyen was just seven years old when her family snuck away in the middle of the night on a small fishing boat to leave Vietnam. The Peoria mother of three was born on the Fourth of July, so in some ways, her family seemed destined to make it to the U.S.
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Jul 22, 2016

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Jul 22, 2016

RT @michaelbkiefer: The overall impression from today's hearing is that Judge Snow is leaning toward referring Arpaio, Sheridan and others…

Jul 22, 2016

RT @12News: NOW: Judge expected to rule on Sheriff Joe Arpaio criminal contempt charge "quickly"

Jul 22, 2016

RT @brahmresnik: UPDATE Judge to @RealSheriffJoe atty arguing against criminal contempt charge: "They lied to my face... I am thru putting…

Jul 21, 2016

RT @thehill: RNC botches grammar on Spanish sign claiming Hispanics support Trump:

Jul 21, 2016

#Arpaio to RNC: "The highest levels of gov must have police officers' backs as they risk their lives..." #12News

Jul 21, 2016

RT @12News: LIVE: Sheriff Joe Arpaio expected to speak at Republican National Convention 

Jul 20, 2016

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Jul 20, 2016

BREAKING: Federal Judge appoints independent investigator over #Arpaio internal affairs cases. No decision yet on criminal contempt. #12News

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