Lauren Vargas, KNXV

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Past articles by Lauren:

Mill Avenue readies for big New Year's Eve bash with security preps, 'open carry' drink policy

Safety is on the minds of many heading out to local New Year's Eve celebrations around the Valley, and local agencies are getting prepared. → Read More

Silent Witness hoping to solve dozens of 2015 homicide cases

Unsolved murder cases will be heavy on the minds of dozens of Valley families as we head into the New Year. → Read More

Halfway house for sex offenders in Mesa for sale; neighbors say they're happy to see the sign

A halfway house for sex offenders in the East Valley, which received criticism from neighbors, is now for sale. → Read More

Family, friends desperate for answers after medical helicopter crashes in Arizona

Loved ones of the flight paramedic who survived a deadly helicopter crash in Pinal County say his family needs the community's support. → Read More

Brrr! Tips and tricks for your home during the cold snap

It doesn’t freeze in the Valley very often, but when it does, there are simple steps you can take to protect your home and your vehicle from potential issues. → Read More

Valley woman says ex-husband used Lifelock to cyberstalk her

A Valley woman says her ex-husband stalked her for years using a company that’s supposed to protect people from identity theft. → Read More

Medical marijuana dispensary in North Phoenix receives resident backlash

A North Phoenix neighborhood is fired up over the possibility of a new medical marijuana dispensary in the area. → Read More

West Valley party venue under fire for bad business deal

More trouble is coming to light at a party venue in the West Valley, which is now under fire for a bad business deal. → Read More

Arizona authorities on alert after attacks in Paris

Authorities in the Valley are on alert for any potential local threats after the terrorist attacks in Paris. → Read More

Baby's ashes returned after being stolen out of Avondale house

A mother in Avondale is thankful her daughter's ashes were returned home after they were stolen. → Read More

Daughter's ashes stolen from mother's home in Avondale

A mother in Avondale says she came home from a job fair to find her house ransacked and her baby’s ashes missing. → Read More

Robbery victim's mom convinces crook to return some of the stolen items

Victims of a serial robber in Mesa say the female suspect was calm and methodical when she held them at gunpoint Friday morning. → Read More

'Paid Patriotism' report: Arizona Diamondbacks got $40K for patriotic displays

As promised, Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake released a report Wednesday morning exposing which major league teams profited from patriotic displays at games. → Read More

Police officers on watch for drunk drivers on Halloween

Law enforcement is working on a massive effort to crackdown on drunk drivers this Halloween. → Read More

Hotel protesters arrested in Tempe before football game

Protesters were taken away in handcuffs in Tempe after blocking traffic on Mill Avenue, in an effort to make a statement about worker’s rights. → Read More

Valley police warned of 'Halloween Revolt'

Law enforcement will be on high alert this Halloween, after the FBI warned of a possible anarchist attack on police officers nationwide. → Read More

Distracted driving ordinance takes effect in Tempe

A new ordinance banning the use of any mobile device while driving a vehicle in Tempe goes into effect this weekend. → Read More

Gun likely used in Gilbert double murder found in neighbor's backyard ten days later

Police in Gilbert say a neighbor gardening in their backyard may have found the gun used in a double murder nearly two weeks ago. → Read More

Sunni Goddard update: Mom forgives drunk driver for daughter's death after night of partying

One year after her daughter’s death, the mother of one of the victims says she forgives the man who was drinking behind the wheel. → Read More

First responders meet and greet local residents for night of learning

Police officers and firefighters across the Valley met with local residents Saturday for a night of fun and learning. → Read More