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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A problem with a string of Phoenix public parks along a wash near I-17 may be resolved this fall when the Parks Department, along with other city agencies, clean up debris and brush along the wash.
Some park patrons say the Cave Creek Recreational Area, which stretches along I-17 from Greenway to Peoria Avenue, has a problem with homelessness, and other inappropriate acts.
"I've seen people having sex in the car," said Mike Barthelme, who often visits the park with his two children.
"I was shocked. I was very shocked. (It happened) right in the afternoon in broad daylight. I drove by in the daylight and they don't even care," he continued.
Barthelme said he's also seen women using the men's bathroom to wash their underwear as well as fights between homeless people in the wash near the western edge of the recreational area.
Parks Department Deputy Director Esther Avila said the department is aware of the problem with people using the wash as a place to live.
"Right now you have transients who are in the particular area that build camps," she said.
"We have multiple departments. Everyone from the mayor's office to our council office. The (Phoenix) police department, parks department (as well). Whoever we have to get in there along with our residents. In the fall, we're going to get in (the wash) and really clean up the park," she continued.
Avila said the extra brush will be removed, which could deter people from building campsites inside the wash.
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