Melissa Blasius, KNXV

Melissa Blasius


Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Arizona stadiums, concert venues rack up fire code violations

Since last summer, the ABC15 Investigators have looked at fire code compliance inspections for State Farm Stadium, Desert Diamond Arena, Chase Field, Footprint Center, and others. → Read More

Chaplain: AZ prison 'failed' in its duty prior to his stabbing

"Are you serious? You're attacking the chaplain?" That’s the first thought Arizona prison Chaplain James Allen Miser remembers when he was stabbed in a Florence prison yard last March. → Read More

Video: Phoenix officer fatally shoots man driving away in patrol car

Newly released video show what led up to a Phoenix officer fatally shooting a man who got behind the wheel of his police SUV. → Read More

Phoenix councilman wants longer yellow lights for safety

A Phoenix City councilman is calling for the streets department to lengthen the timing of yellow lights. → Read More

Ambulance crews refuse to go inside short-staffed Arizona prison

A death inside Lewis Prison last month has exposed how staffing shortages are impacting prison operations, even in life and death situations. ABC15 has learned that the Buckeye Valley Fire District refuses to allow emergency crews to go inside the Lewis Prison cells or yards in most circumstances. → Read More

The Zone: Why Phoenix’s biggest homeless camp is growing

A large homeless encampment near downtown Phoenix, known as the Zone, has grown to as many as 900 people in recent weeks. → Read More

'Nobody's safe out there': Valley catalytic converter thefts skyrocket

A stolen catalytic converter could cost you hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars to replace, and it can be gone in 60 seconds. → Read More

Phoenix activist cited for crime during homeless camp sweep

City workers do their cleanup three times a week. Stacey Champion, who frequently visits the camps with supplies for unsheltered people, captured part of her police interaction on video and posted the clips on Twitter. → Read More

MAP: Where ‘problem’ Driscopipe 8000 gas lines failed in Arizona

The ABC15 Investigators obtained 34 lab reports showing where Driscopipe 8000 prematurely degraded leading to natural gas leaks in Arizona. → Read More

Man sues to void election after Arizona town removed political signs

A Gilbert man has filed a lawsuit trying to void the town's November bond election after a political sign dispute. → Read More

Phoenix mayor: Employee vaccine mandate will 'save lives'

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego voiced her support for a Joe Biden executive order that is leading the nation's fifth-largest city to mandate all employees vaccinate against COVID-19. → Read More

Interactive map: Red-light running crashes in Arizona

Arizona was already known as the deadliest state for red-light running per capita when the numbers spiked again in 2020. → Read More

After botched strip club sting, detective relinquishes badge forever

An Arizona detective, accused of a sex crime against an exotic dancer, will never again work as a police officer in Arizona. → Read More

Woman files lawsuit against Globe Police after officers used a stun gun on her

An Arizona woman is suing the Globe Police Department after officers used a Taser on her in her own bedroom, even though she committed no crime and posed no threat. → Read More

Southwest Gas releases data on frequency of Driscopipe 8000 leaks

Southwest Gas is now explaining how often a problematic type of natural gas pipeline is leaking in a report submitted to state regulators. → Read More

Election audit hand count shows Biden won Maricopa County, no evidence of voter fraud

The hand count of paper ballots done by the Maricopa County Forensic Auditors reveals President Joe Biden actually won by a wider margin against Donald Trump than the results from the official Maricopa County canvass. → Read More

First look at draft of election audit report ahead of Friday release

Nearly six months after it started, and at a cost of $5.7 million, the findings of a forensic audit of the 2020 Maricopa County presidential election will be released Friday. → Read More

UA Professor examines possible link between COVID-19 vaccine and tinnitus

A University of Arizona researcher is looking for commonalities in hundreds of people who have reported sudden or worsening tinnitus after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

After Chandler explosion, Southwest Gas executives face regulators

Nearly a month after an explosion at a Chandler strip mall, Southwest Gas executives were called before state regulators to explain how they'll prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again. → Read More

Neighbors rescue Goodyear man after house explosion

Neighbors knocked down a block wall to rescue a man after a Goodyear house explosion Sunday night. → Read More