Two people found dead after house fire in Queen Creek

Two people were found dead Wednesday afternoon after a fire at a Queen Creek home. Around 4:30 p.m. (Jan. 25), fire crews responded to a structure fire in the 21000 block of East Via Del Oro. [RAW VIDEO: Video 1 of fatal Queen Creek house fire from neighbor] “The flames were 25 feet out of the […]

Accused San Tan Valley rapist Kost pleads guilty to felony charges

The man accused of sexually assaulting several girls at Poston Butte High School has entered into a plea agreement. On Friday, Tyler Kost pleaded guilty to felony charges of dangerous crimes against children, child abuse, and attempted sexual conduct with a minor, Sentencing could range from 3 to 3.75 years for each count. The state […]

Earthquakes reported in Phoenix metro area Sunday night

The first occurred at approximately 9 p.m. and registered as a 3.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey at around 11:30 p.m., followed by a 4.0 earthquake about 20 minutes later.

All three earthquakes were centered about 7 miles north of Black Canyon City.

There are no reports of any damage or injuries.

The earthquakes were felt by people in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, San Tan Valley and other Valley cities. They were also felt by people in cities and towns north of the Valley, as well as New Mexico and Nevada.

Many people are wondering if there will be any aftershocks on Monday, but Zachary Reeves with the U.S. Geological Survey said if there are, they may be too small to be felt.

“Typically, aftershocks can occur for weeks or even months for very big earthquakes, but usually the biggest aftershock is about a magnitude smaller so even if there are aftershocks that we detect, they might not be felt in this area,” Reeves said.

Parents arrested after child found wandering alone in San Tan Valley

Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a San Tan Valley couple after their 19-month-old son was found wandering around alone. A resident called the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon after finding a young boy running down the street unsupervised