Nicole Valdes, KNXV

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Past articles by Nicole:

Beloved downtown Phoenix Ambassador hit, injured by suspected drunk driver

Friday, the 12-year downtown Phoenix Ambassador was badly hurt while riding his bike home from the job he loved. → Read More

Grief-stricken family loses mother of four in Phoenix crash

The 31-year-old lost her mother to COVID-19 in September of 2020. She also lost an aunt and several in-laws to the virus. On Thursday, while still working through her mother's loss, she learned she lost her older sister. → Read More

Youth club bakes treats and creates posters to thank crews battling Telegraph Fire

There's a lot of uncertainty in Globe this week, as flames from the Telegraph Fire continue to spread and cross containment lines near the city. → Read More

Cyber Ninjas security plan details anticipated attack by "Antifa"

Cyber Ninjas, the Florida company hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to conduct the controversial recount of 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots from November’s presidential and senate races, tried to keep its auditing procedures shielded from public view. → Read More

Superior Court judge recuses himself in case challenging Senate elections audit

Late Sunday night, a Maricopa County Superior Court was forced to remove himself from presiding over a challenge to the audit underway at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. → Read More

Tempe officer resigns after inaction during Antonio Arce incident

Months after ABC15 learned a Tempe police officer was patrolling an alley minutes before 14-year-old Antonio Arce was killed in January of 2019, Tempe Police confirmed that officer has now resigned from the force. → Read More

Celebrating prom night during a pandemic at Rancho Solano Prep in Scottsdale

This year, as case numbers continued to trend downward, and more Arizonans were getting vaccinated, Rancho Solano Preparatory School administrators in Scottsdale decided they could move forward with a dance for their students. → Read More

Phoenix's new police contract includes pay raise, discipline reforms

The City of Phoenix has reached a tentative contract deal with the city's largest police union including provisions for a pay raise and accountability reforms. → Read More

Valley 15-year-old beaten, family demands justice after no arrests

He has a broken nose, gashes in his head and cuts down his body. → Read More

'Together We Rise' Valley mural honors heroes of COVID-19 pandemic

This year, Valley artist Hugo Medina says he was inspired by images of frontline and essential workers who continued to work through the pandemic. → Read More

State senate granted access to Maricopa County ballots, but what happens now?

Republican senators including Warren Petersen, Kelly Towsend, and even President Karen Fann have led the charge in the demand to look over ballots cast in Maricopa County in the 2020 general election. → Read More

Neighbor raising reward money for teen shot at Chandler park

Chandler police told ABC15 they still have not identified any suspects in shooting of Everett Watson Jr. → Read More

Strength through grief: The personal journey leading one Valley woman back to the hospital

Twenty-two-year-old Leigha Wolf remembers walking through the doors of Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert when she was 16-years-old. → Read More

More than fireworks? Mysterious booms rock Mesa neighborhood

As the Valley prepares to ring in 2021, some neighborhoods already seeing skies light up with fireworks, despite law enforcement agencies across the state reminding Arizonans aerial fireworks are illegal. → Read More

Arizona family loses three to COVID-19 in less than three weeks

As cases rise, and the holidays approach, the number of lives taken by coronavirus continues to grow. → Read More

Community steps up to help man living in Valley thrift store

ABC15 first aired the story of Blackwell's financial struggles last Thursday. That's the day he discovered a notice on his door ordering him to appear in court for failure to pay rent for three months. → Read More

North Phoenix coffee shop helping kids during the holidays

The Christmas Angel Tree program is well known across the Valley. The program has been in place for more than 30 years to help kids in need during the holidays. → Read More

Man living in Phoenix thrift store faces losing everything, but stays hopeful

It may be small, but it’s Edward Blackwell’s whole world. → Read More

'Sharpie ballots' have the attention of a Trump campaign hoping to flip Arizona

ABC15 has learned that an Arizona lawyer assisting the Trump campaign is looking at ballots filled out with Sharpies as one focus for what could become an attempt to flip Arizona to President Donald Trump. → Read More

Counties, poll workers talk de-escalation plans ahead of Election Day

Election officials across Arizona aren't taking any chances. The Secretary of State's office published guidance for counties and poll workers to follow if problems arise both inside and outside voting locations on November 3. → Read More