Thursday, March 6 2014 11:35 PM EST2014-03-07 04:35:19 GMT
The official start to Spring is only two weeks away and temperatures the next few days will reflect that. We'll see highs in the mid 50s Friday, low 50s Saturday and mid 50s Monday. Tuesday we will flirt with 60 degrees. Full Story >
Sunshine today will push the high temperature into the middle 50s. With cloud cover Saturday will make it to about 50 degrees. Chilly air and a few showers will make Sunday for many and indoor day. Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:31 PM EST2014-03-07 04:31:03 GMT
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. On Thursday, the school board met as part of a planned safety workshop to review their current safety and emergency plans.Full Story >
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. For one local man, having an armed school employee has a different meaning.Full Story >
COOLIDGE, AZ (CBS5) -
Friday night an FBI agent confirmed to CBS 5 a search warrant was being served on the Coolidge home of a man taken into custody that afternoon, suspected of bombing a federal office with an IED 20 miles away.
They made entry just after 9 p.m. after securing the home and making sure it was safe to go inside.
The explosion violently shook the Social Security building on Marshall in downtown Casa Grande, but it didn't injure anyone Friday morning. The blast went off before the office opened for business.
Shortly after that bombing, the Feds descended on a neighborhood in Coolidge.
Residents of the Martin Valley development said Coolidge Police blocked off their neighborhood and kept them out of their homes all day. They were finally let back in to the neighborhood around 7 p.m. Friday.
Neighbors tell CBS 5 and property records confirm the home crawling with investigators, belongs to 47-year-old Abdullatif Aldosary.
"He's pretty quiet. He don't really come out of the house," said neighbor Miguel Pascual.
It was a scene other neighbors tell CBS 5 they had witnessed before. They asked not to be identified.
Court records show Aldosary served prison time in Safford four years ago for aggravated harassment against his then employer Hunter Contracting in Gilbert, and he is currently involved in an assault and disorderly conduct case in Casa Grande.
"I was pretty shocked about it. Around this little town, who knows to expect something like this," said Pascual.
The FBI said they're investigating the explosion in Casa Grande and are "utilizing all necessary resources" including: investigative personnel, the Evidence Response Team, Special Agent Bomb Technicians and the Hazardous Materials Response Team.
The blast was caused by a device that detonated at the rear of the building, according to Agustin Avalos of the city of Casa Grande.
It happened around 8:15 a.m. in a building that houses several other downtown businesses. All of them were evacuated, Avalos said.
"It was very scary. I'm still shaking inside. I never heard anything like that," said Alicia Perez, who works in the building.
No injuries were reported and the type of device had not been determined, Avalos said. But a source close to the investigation says it appears an accelerant and some type of plastic object was used in the blast.
"I don't know what would go through somebody's mind to do that," said Patty Rodriguez who works nearby.
Witnesses inside at the time said the explosion shook the building violently.
"I was afraid to go into the back because it was so close," said Perez.
The FBI is heading up the investigation, but officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security and Casa Grande Police Department are also investigating, Avalos said.
Aerial news footage over the bomb scene showed extensive damage to a doorway in the back of the building and to the side of an car near the doorway.
Casa Grande is about 50 miles south of Phoenix.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.
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Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:44 PM EST2014-03-06 02:44:15 GMT
A growing trend in the United States that has reached parts of Kentucky. A version of the illegal slot machines is being operated under the guise of entertainment. Various types of illegal gambling machines,Full Story >
A growing trend in the United States that has reached parts of Kentucky. A version of the illegal slot machines is being operated under the guise of entertainment.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:31 PM EST2014-03-06 03:31:12 GMT
Work on the multi-million dollar 4th and Race Street development is making progress, but one key hurdle is re-locating the Paragon Salon. On Wednesday, the salon filed a lawsuit against the city sayingFull Story >
Work on the multi-million dollar 4th and Race Street development is making progress, but one key hurdle is re-locating the Paragon Salon.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-03-05 23:56:41 GMT
A woman has been arrested after a gun was found inside of her purse as she entered the Job and Family Services building. Police say Shaequya Smith entered the building, located at 222 E. Central Parkway,Full Story >
A woman has been arrested after a gun was found inside of her purse as she entered the Job and Family Services building.Full Story >
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >