PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Here's a look back at the most talked about stories on fox10phoenix.com in 2018:
Mesa Police Chief: Officers on leave after video showing use of physical force surfaced
"Powerful and alarming." Three Mesa police officers and a sergeant were placed on administrative leave after the chief learned about a physical altercation captured on camera. Read more.
App concept records sexual consent in legally binding agreement
A new app may be coming to smartphones that allows you to consent to sex before going on date. The concept is called It's called LegalFling, and it involves a legally binding agreement. Read more.
Arizona makes preparations in the event of catastrophic earthquake
What would you do in the event of a catastrophic earthquake along the San Andreas Fault? What would Arizona do? Would we be affected and how could we help? FOX 10's Matt Galka explains the plans in place if the unthinkable happened. Read more.
Police arrest 24 suspects during 6-day child sex crimes operation
Mesa Police Department detectives partnered with the Tempe, Gilbert, and Chandler police departments, as well as the Arizona Attorney General's Office, for an undercover operation targeting child sex crimes and human trafficking. Read more.
Hurricane Rosa may bring heavy rain and flooding to Arizona
The monsoon came to an end, but it wasn't the end of the hurricane season. Typically during the summer, tropical cyclones in the east Pacific move out west. But once September and October roll around, there is a change in the weather pattern. Read more.
New mysterious explosions put north Phoenix neighborhood on edge
The Phoenix Police Department is asking for your help as residents in one part of town continue to hear some scary sounds -- and in most cases, officers have not been able to find the source of the noise. Read more.
MCSO: 92-year-old mother refuses to go to assisted living facility, shoots and kills son
In a bizarre turn of events, Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say a 92-year-old mother took her 72-year-old son's life after she believed he ruined hers. Read more.
California girl dies in 700 foot fall from Horseshoe Bend Overlook
It's one of the most beautiful places in Arizona, but on Christmas Eve came a sad reminder that Horseshoe Bend can also be a dangerous spot to visit. Read more.
Massive Arizona beef recall expands to 12M pounds
JBS Tolleson, Inc. now recalled 12,093,271 pounds of various, non-intact raw beef products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The company initially recalled over 6.5 million pounds of beef in October. Read more.
Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona border
Large groups of Central American migrants continued to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona with the arrival of a recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images, authorities said. Read more.
U.S. and World headlines:
Broward Sheriff: 17 dead in South Florida school shooting
Panic and fear swept through a South Florida community after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people. Read more.
FDA issues recall for blood pressure medication due to cancer risk
The FDA said the recall was due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the products and is classified as a probable human carcinogen. Read more.
Cancun horror as 8 bodies, including 2 dismembered in bags, found on streets
Eight bodies -- two of which were dismembered and shoved in plastic bags -- were discovered on the streets of the Mexican resort city Cancun, prosecutors said. Read more.
Counterfeit Xanax laced with deadly fentanyl becoming popular party drug
“Imagine three to five grains of table salt, that’s the potential fatal dose for an adult,” said Marlon Whitfield of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Los Angeles division. “If you take one of these pills, there’s a chance you may die." Read more.
2 women charged after baby falls through hole in home's floor, drowns
Two women were charged in connection to the death of a one-year-old girl who fell through a hole in the floor of a Detroit home and drowned in filthy water in the basement. Read more.
Fentanyl shipment from China worth $1.7 million seized at Philadelphia Port
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers seized 110 pounds of the deadly opioid after a routine check at the Area Port of Philadelphia. Read more.
Porch video shows man shoot at teen who asked for directions
A white retired firefighter was later sentenced to 4 to 10 years in jail after firing a gun at a black teenager who knocked on his door looking for directions. Read more.
123 missing kids recovered in Wayne County, U.S. Marshals Service says
The U.S. Marshals Service says 123 missing children in Wayne County, Michigan were recovered during a one-day sweep, called MISafeKid. Read more.