Thursday, April 10 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:13:00 GMT
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -
The Arizona Diamondbacks set a new 50/50 raffle single-game sales record, raising $50,008 for charities in support of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters and communities affected by the Yarnell fire.
A lucky fan walked away with the other $50,008.
In a moving tribute before the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks-Colorado Rockies game, a firefighters' bagpipe band played Amazing Grace as photos flashed on the giant video screen of the 19 hotshot firefighters killed fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire northwest of Phoenix.
That was followed by a 19-second period of silence from the sellout crowd at Chase Field. Players from both teams wore Prescott Fire Dept. baseball caps during batting practice, with a large No. 19 behind home plate. During the weekend series, the Diamondbacks are wearing special black jerseys with a 19 patch.
The Diamondbacks have matched $100,000 in fans' donations and have pledged another $100,000 in matching funds. Fans are still encouraged to make a donation online in support of the 100 Club of Arizona, the American Red Cross, Prescott Firefighter Charities and other charities that will assist the families and communities. People who donate $19 or more will be entered for a chance to win a team-signed home white jersey with the name Yarnell and No. 19. The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation will match $200,000 of the online donations. Click here to make a donation.
Fire officials say a lightning-caused blaze hasn't threatened any structures but charred an estimated 600 acres on a large ranch in southeastern Arizona. Sonoita-Elgin Fire District Battalion Chief KevinMore >>
Cochise County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carol Capas said crews mopped up the O'Donell Fire about three miles southeast of Elgin.More >>
Thursday, April 17 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:50:39 GMT
Arizona wildfire restrictions
The U.S. Forest Service is planning to enact fire restrictions Friday, about one month earlier than normal. Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on the Coconino, Kaibab, PrescottMore >>
Campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests.More >>
Monday, April 14 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:27:03 GMT
Fisher Fire in Arizona
A wildfire reported Friday afternoon southeast of Flagstaff has spread to 150 acres. The Fisher Fire is located on Fisher Canyon area approximately six miles from Flagstaff, according to the U.S. ForestMore >>
The fire was at 145 acres Monday afternoon and was human caused, according to fire officials.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:27:16 GMT
Arizona Public Service reassured customers Thursday that it's prepared to meet customer demand as summer heat and wildfires loom. "With nearly 20,000 miles of overhead power lines around the state, theMore >>
Arizona Public Service reassured customers Thursday that it's prepared to meet customer demand as summer heat and wildfires loom.More >>
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