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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.

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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