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Votes for Sale? Arizona lawmakers who get the most freebies

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Border militias eye Arizona Video included

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Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.

Rogue Sonora Police unit targets migrant shelter Video included

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The leader of a humanitarian organization on the Arizona Mexico border is calling for an investigation into a raid and apparent robbery at a migrant shelter in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

Scottsdale spends $8.5M for Park and Ride with no riders

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The Scottsdale Park and Ride has shade, seating and spots for nearly 300 cars. But it is seldom used.

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Innocent travelers become 'blind mules' for drug cartels

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Eleven months ago, the country tuned in as Yanira Maldonado, held captive in a Mexican prison, pleaded with the public for help.

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Is AZ Medical Board protecting doctors or patients?

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The sudden death of Susan Fuller's mother has taken a lifelong toll their family. She went to the hospital for spinal surgery and never came home.

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Yarnell Hill Fire donations top $15M after a year

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The Yarnell Hill fire tragedy triggered a tidal wave of donations and more than $15 million poured in.

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Children face particular dangers crossing US-Mexico border

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Immigrant advocates along the Arizona border with Mexico say children are subjected to assaults, robberies and sex trafficking while trying to cross the border into the United States.

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MCSO Human Smuggling Unit under investigation

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Federal court transcripts that were unsealed show the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has put its entire human smuggling unit on notice of investigation.

State keeping Yarnell Hill Fire secrets, say critics

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A growing number of voices, including family members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, are demanding more transparency from the Arizona Forestry Division.

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Lack of barriers make I-10 stretch AZ's deadly freeway

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A CBS 5 Investigation has identified a series of fatal collisions on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, which critics say could have been prevented with a simple safety feature.

CBS 5 Investigates: Lobbyist gifts to lawmakers

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A CBS 5 Investigation found example after example of lawmakers accepting gifts from lobbyists, in the form of meals, drinks and trips, and then sponsoring legislation that benefits the companies that paid for the gifts.

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Old laws stifle competition for ambulance service

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But the biggest concern among critics, employees, fire chiefs and state regulators contacted by CBS 5 Investigates, is that fact that Rural Metro controls so much of the market and filed for bankruptcy.

Military veterans deported after minor crimes

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Alex Murillo never thought he would call Tijuana, Mexico "home." But the 36-year old former Phoenix high school basketball standout and Navy veteran is now stuck in this corner of Mexico.

Video captures airborne smuggling operation

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The video is grainy and shaky in night vision green and black, but it captures a brazen smuggling technique used by Mexican drug cartels to get bales of marijuana across the border undetected by authorities.

Hidden cameras catch lobbyists, AZ lawmakers wining and dining

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Critics accuse the American Legislative Exchange Council of being a front for big business interests, with a special access to lawmakers.

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DES: $2.3M food stamp fraud bust largest in AZ history

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Just before 11 a.m., the Glendale Police SWAT team rushed through the front doors of the African Caribbean Market, on 43rd Avenue near Bethany Home Road.

Scam Alert: Prescott is second on list for complaints

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According to a new report, only residents of Homosassa Springs, Florida generate more complaints about scams than the people who live in Prescott, Arizona.

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Fake AZ psychiatrist Yvette Araujo has history of outrageous scams Video included

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A Valley woman who goes by several names in several states is claiming to be a psychiatrist in Arizona.

Firefighter: We could have put out Yarnell Hill Fire on Day One

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A former Yarnell volunteer firefighter said it was possible to put out the deadliest wildfire in more than three decades, when it was still just a wisp of smoke.

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Con artist accused of scamming several valley residents in housing program

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From all appearances, Derek Walker Bollwinkel is successful and a big-time family man. But some people claim he scammed them out of money by promising them a place to live that was never available.

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Charity founders accused of taking large salaries

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Childhelp Inc. has helped abused and neglected children for decades, but is reaching out to the city of Phoenix for financial aid.

MCSO sex crimes investigation: No 2012 records

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office claimed its sex crimes investigation was active and ongoing until Monday, but records obtained by CBS 5 News show no activity for the entire year of 2012.

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MCSO blames lack of staff for bungled sex crimes cases

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Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said their special victims unit that handles sex crimes was woefully understaffed.

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Maricopa Co. constable recorded going 100 mph 26 times

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The first rule of a constable is to uphold the law, but for Maricopa County Constable Doug Clark, that's been a bit of a challenge when getting behind the wheel of his county-issued vehicle.

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