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Past articles by Pete:

Frankie Muniz dipping into olive oil business

The former 'Malcolm in the Middle' star now owns a Scottsdale olive oil and vinegar shop with his fiancee. → Read More

95-year-old hospice patient gets special surprise from Phoenix Mercury

A palliative care physician for Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix wanted to show one of her cherished patients a little extra basketball love this holiday season. So she called on her friend, Scorch, from the Phoenix Mercury. → Read More

Burn survivor leaves hospital after 9-month recovery

Isabella McCune, 9, survived burns more than 50 percent of her lower body and arms and is now on her way home from the Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. → Read More

Kurt and Brenda Warner make the holiday season bright for 2 new homeowners

Hall of Fame and former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife, NY Times best-selling author Brenda Warner, made Christmas wishes come true with their annual "Homes for the Holidays" celebration. → Read More

Mars probe lands safely with help from ASU Space team

Since 2001, technicians at ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration have helped show researchers the perfect landing spot. → Read More

Family-owned Phoenix costume store celebrates last Halloween

Costume store Easley's Fun Shop in Phoenix has been in business for 72 years, but this was its last Halloween season. → Read More

Red Cross sends Phoenix volunteers to Florida to help with Hurricane Michael relief

As relief efforts to handle the damaging effects of Hurricane Michael ramp up, members of the American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter are being called into service. → Read More

First Tee of Phoenix gives children more than just golf lessons

Thanks to the Thunderbirds Charities, The First Tee of Phoenix is able to reach 140,000 children to teach them valuable life lessons. → Read More

Phoenix police officers train to recognize signs of traumatic brain injury

New police officers are receiving an additional 20 hours of training in the area of Crisis Intervention and Traumatic Brain Injury patients thanks to the efforts of Barrow Neurological Institute. → Read More

Parents explain the significance of 9/11 17 years later

Explaining the significance of a national tragedy -- seventeen years after the fact -- is a challenge for parents who barely recall what happened on September 11, 2001. → Read More

Maricopa Co. supervisors approve $200K election audit

Polling problems during the August 28, 2018 primary election prompted Maricopa County supervisors to take action. Supervisors approved $200,000 for an audit to help prevent problems during the November, 2018 general election. → Read More

Vape device explodes, severely burns Scottsdale man's leg

More and more cases of e-cigarettes exploding without warning. The latest, a Phoenix-area man is severely burned when the vape device in his pocket blows up. Scott Kimmel is suing the manufacturer of the device that injured him. → Read More

Avondale police investigate afternoon shooting that left man critically injured

Avondale Police are investigating the shooting of a man in the parking lot of an Avondale Circle K convenience store. → Read More

Litchfield Park teen captures video of palm tree crashing into home

Bernadette Villanueva was filming the monsoon winds blowing a palm tree when it snapped and crashed through the roof of her family's home. → Read More

Apple, 911 ops upgrading service for cellphone devices

Beginning this fall, highly accurate location information from cellphone callers to Maricopa County (Ariz.) 911 Emergency operations centers will go into effect. → Read More

Phoenix firefighter/Arizona National Guardsman laid to rest

Phoenix Fire Department and Arizona National Guard Captain Juston Doherty died suddenly 2 weeks ago, but friends and family say his legacy will live on for a long time to come. → Read More

Congressional Gold Medals posthumously awarded to members of Civil Air Patrol

Congressional Gold Medals posthumously awarded to three members of The Greatest Generation who served in the Civil Air Patrol during WWII. → Read More

Toddler Test Kitchen heats up summer cooking for kids

What's for dinner? And how do parents and caregivers come up with healthy choices these days. A food program in Tempe lets younger kids and their parents try out some new and tasty dishes that could jumpstart their breakfast, lunch and dinner. → Read More

Herpes virus being used to fight cancer

A doctor at a Goodyear cancer treatment facility is leading the way in the fight against a stubborn form of cancer, but his "tool" of choice is definitely out-of-the-box. → Read More

Scottsdale firefighter assisting current, next generation of female firefighters

Scottsdale firefighter Jessie Vasquez is looking beyond the next call. She's looking out for the next generation of women interested in joining the fire service. → Read More