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Video captures airborne smuggling operation Video included

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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.

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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

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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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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  • Hidden cameras catch lobbyists, AZ lawmakers wining and dining

    Hidden cameras catch lobbyists, AZ lawmakers wining and dining

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:38:32 GMT
    CBS 5 Investigates rolled hidden cameras during a membership drive for one of the country's most secretive and controversial organizations.
    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

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

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:38:32 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Lawmaker hopes to change AZ conflict of interest law

    Lawmaker hopes to change AZ conflict of interest law

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:14:59 GMT
    Arizona State Senator Steve Gallardo is planning to introduce a bill that would make it illegal for state lawmakers to profit from laws they sponsor and help to pass. "Any time you have an elected official
    Arizona state Sen. Steve Gallardo is planning to introduce a bill that would make it illegal for state lawmakers to profit from laws they sponsor and help to pass.
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