Arizona marine among CA crash victims; Father and stepson accused of home invasion | Nightly Roundup

From a ‘creature’ at an East Valley park that is becoming a topic of discussion to what a father and his stepson are accused of doing in the West Valley, here's a look at some of the top stories on for Thursday, February 8, 2024.

1. What is that in the water at a Mesa park? 


'Alligator' lurking in the water at Mesa park catches visitor's attention

It looks like an alligator, but it's actually something else, and it is catching parkgoer's attention.

2. Sad update on California helicopter crash


Arizona marine on helicopter that crashed in Southern California, family member states

One of the five marines onboard a helicopter that crashed in Southern California is from Arizona, according to family members.

3. Father, stepson accused of armed home invasion


Father, stepson arrested and accused of Arizona home invasion: PD

A man and his stepson have been arrested, Buckeye Police detectives say, in connection with an armed home invasion that happened late last year.

4. Meet the new, interim Maricopa County Sheriff


Russ Skinner appointed new Maricopa County sheriff

Paul Penzone had been the sheriff of Maricopa County since 2016, when he defeated Republican incumbent Joe Arpaio. Prior to his defeat by Penzone, Arpaio was Maricopa County's sheriff for 24 years.

5. Arizona teen lauded for saving another person


Chandler teen jumps into cold lake attempting to rescue driver who veered into the water

A high school boy jumped into a cold lake in Chandler to try and rescue a man who drove his SUV into the water on Wednesday.

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