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Dunlap Avenue reopened this morning, after being closed for 12 hours following a serious accident involving a Phoenix fire truck. The truck was near I-17 and Dunlap, en route to a fire, with lights flashing and sirens blaring, when a car heading north on the frontage road plowed into it. The truck went over the median and collided with other vehicles. Several firefighters were injured...A youth baseball team from Chandler has made it to the Babe Ruth Baseball 14 Year-Old World Series. The Hamilton Huskies won the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament, and will head to Wisconsin in late August for the Series. They won the World Series championship in 2007...U.S. forests are prime spots for squatters in the summer, particularly forests in northern Arizona. One man, Mark Reno, was recently sentenced to prison time for repeat offenses of setting up residence in the Tonto National Forest. A patrol captain for the Coconino National Forest says his neck of the woods sees an annual migration of squatters, as well...A Maricopa County Sheriff's Officer has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a young girl over the Internet. Dominic Boulter, 51, allegedly posed as a teenager and sent naked photos of himself to a 14-year-old girl. Boulter has worked for the MCSO since 2002...A Tempe man is behind bars after leaving a prescription bottle with his name on it inside a stolen vehicle. Brian Scott Green allegedly stole a vehicle from an elderly woman, and when police found and returned the vehicle to her, she found the bottle in her car...SkySong has signed four new tenants, including American Solar Electric, and Vergo Marketing. The Scottsdale building was "designed as a hub for innovation."

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