Illegal camping: BLM to clear area in East Valley

The Bureau of Land Management will close 1,000 acres along the northern border of Mesa and Apache Junction in order to build a recreation area for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Due to the project, all campsites will be closed, ending a 14-day camping rule. Property owners in the area have complained that homeless people often overstay their welcome and leave behind drug paraphernalia, trash and abandoned RVs.

Rain leaves Apache Junction horse rescue flooded

It's been a rainy few days in the Valley and some spots in Apache Junction saw nearly an inch of rain, leaving the Good Shepherd Healing Ministries Horse Rescue a wet and muddy mess. The horse rescue needs volunteers to help with flood damage clean up. FOX 10's Desiree Fluellen reports.

Mother killed, daughter hurt in head-on wrong-way crash

A mother was killed in an Apache Junction wrong-way head-on crash and her daughter was hurt, the Arizona DPS said. The wrong way driver is being treated at the hospital. Impairment is being investigated as a possible factor in this crash.

Arizona soldier killed during Army training exercise

Five U.S. Army Special Operations aviation soldiers were killed during routine flight training over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement. Andrew P. Southard, a 27-year-old Apache Junction man, was identified as one of the victims.