Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:35:14 GMT
The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:34:31 GMT
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care. The mother says the sad part is her toddler daughter has Down's Syndrome and can't tell her what's going on. This motherMore >>
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:52:37 GMT
Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food." Friday morning Chef Jeff met with golf pros on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill inMore >>
Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food."More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:01:44 GMT
The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.More >>
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth...More >>
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -
The driver of a stolen car involved in a freeway pursuit remains in the hospital with injuries suffered after he jumped over a freeway wall and fell at least 80 feet in the early morning hours of Friday, Dec. 13.
Edmund Powers, 44, remained in Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Hospital, where he is recovering from a broken leg, broken pelvis and other injuries suffered when he leaped from the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway.
The pursuit began about 3:30 a.m. when Arizona Department of Public Safety officers spotted a car that was stolen the evening of Dec. 12 from Tempe Marketplace at Taser-point, said Tempe police Sgt. Dale Hoobler.
Tempe police lost the car Thursday after it fled the shopping center and headed into Phoenix near Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport before it was spotted by DPS and Mesa police officers early Friday.
The car, a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria, was subsequently reported to have been involved in the robbery of an adult bookstore in East Mesa, Hoobler said.
DPS officers deployed spike strips at Dobson Road to stop the car on westbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway, and the car eventually stopped between McClintock Road and the Loop 101 Price/Pima Freeway. The driver jumped from the car, ran and leaped over a nearby wall, falling to the ground below.
Hoobler said Powers was conscious and moving, but badly injured, and Hoobler said he was surprised the Powers survived the approximately eight-story fall.
Hoobler said it took about an hour to get Powers out of the area and to the hospital.
The Taser believed to have been used to carjack the Ford was found with Powers, Hoobler said.
A woman in the car was taken into custody by DPS officers, Hoobler said, but it was not known whether she played a role in the carjacking.
Southbound Loop 101 Price Freeway to westbound Loop 202 was closed for the investigation.
The car was taken from a woman who was waiting for her boyfriend, who was closing up the Men's Wearhouse about 9 p.m.
No other injuries were reported.
Tempe police have not said whether Powers has been charged.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
UPDATEDriver who jumped over freeway wall identifiedMore>>