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20 minutes. right now, it's time for fox 10 news at 10:00 with kari lake. first on fox tonight, it was a case, a crime that shocked the valley in the late '90s. an avondale woman convicted of abusing her four babies, quadruplets, shaken so violent, according to police, that their bones were broken, and some even suffered brain damage. but tonight, after more than 17 years behind bars, elizabeth woman. she was originally sentenced to a hundred and 72 years behind bars, even though she maintained her innocence all along, but because of a plea deal it was reduced to 17 years. after her arrest, the babies were placed into foster care. eventually they were adopted out to new families, and tonight two of her boys are talking to fox 10. fox 10's danielle miller is in queen creek tonight with more. danielle?
queen creek where two of the boys grew up with their adoptive parents. we are told that the other two siblings were adopted by two separate families. the family here in queen creek says the fact that their biological mother was released today brought up a lot of feelings and emotions. >> i think it was a blessing that came out of a tragedy. >> that blessing for sandy her two adopted sons, matthew and michael. >> we got them at two months old right after the abuse happened. we got them out of the hospital. they were very small, and they were broken and beautiful. >> the boys' biological mother, 42-year-old elizabeth whittle was released today after spending 17 years in prison for child abuse involving her quadruplets. >> i am christian, so i have given it to god over it, and i have said, okay, this is in your hands, and i'll just pray for
nothing else i can do about it. >> police say whittle shook the infants, causing brain damage, broken bones and detached retinas. matthew is now 17 years old, thriving, healthy, happy. >> i couldn't wish for a better home, the environment here, the animals, how i grew up, i couldn't think of a better way. >> in 2005, whittle took a plea agreement that reduced her sentence. we asked matthew her. this is what he had to say. >> i do forgive her. i don't have to see her. i don't have to talk to her. but i forgive her as a person. i forgive her for what she has done, because if she never did what she did, i wouldn't be where i am today, so even though the bad stuff happened, a lot of good has come out of it. and so i forgive her for what she did because i wouldn't be where i am at today with all of these people that i love and they love me. >> reporter: i also asked matthew if he has any intention
biological mother in the future. he tells me that as of right now, he's just not ready to. possibly when he gets a little bit older, he might consider it. but some very exciting news about matthew. he's actually heading to northern california on saturday. he's going to be there for an entire year. he's going to school to study to be a pastor. so some definitely great news there. but as for his biological mother, whittle, she will be viewed and watched for the next two years, and if she breaks any of the laws or any of the that she is supposed to be following for those two years, she could possibly go back to prison. danielle miller, fox 10 news. all right, thank you, danielle, for that update. well, she was a trailblazer. no other way to put it when it comes to arizona politics, becoming the first female secretary of state before becoming our first of four female governors here in arizona. and tonight we are remembering the amazing life of rose mofford, who passed away this morning at the age of 94. it's easy to see the impact that
valley, and tonight we are hearing from those people who will never forget what she meant to them. marcy jones is live in phoenix with more on that. marcy? >> reporter: yes, kari and it goes without saying that rose had a monumental impact not only on the state but on the country. but a lot of those lives she touched were just local people around here. we are outside of phoenix city grille. the employees here say they are just going to miss her warmth and her happiness. she had a rose's table, right by the front. they say she chose it because she loved to greet people as they walked in, start up conversations and laugh. that's what they say they are going to miss the most. >> rose mofford to me stands for someone who fought for social issues for people, equality, and we need more politicians like that these days. >> not only was rose mofford a pioneer and a fierce politician, she was also a woman about town. >> there is nothing more arizonan than governor rose
after her, a drink on the list, and it is the most popular drink on our list as well. >> one of her favorite spots, phoenix city grille, even has a corner dedicated to rose. >> this is her table, and this is her plaque here, and it's kind of her corner. we have customers come in all the time to request this table just to be at her table and, you know, kind of share a little bit of our history. >> they say because she did so much for the community, they wanted not only to sho fabulous time but also make her feel a little bit special. >> we used to talk about rolling out the red carpet for people, and so at one point in time our owner, sheldon, rented a red carpet for her and rolled out that red carpet for her and brought her over to her table, and this was her favorite spot. yeah, as long as we are here, this plaque will be here, and it will honor ms. rose. >> a beautiful way to honor her. of course, i had to ask if she had a favorite dish. the answer to that is chicken pot pie. excellent taste.
sierra bonita she actually had a whole booth there, and they have a few pictures of her on the wall. she was very close with their owner. her friends are having dinner there tonight in memory of her. reporting live, marcy jones, fox 10 news. >> thank you, marcy. in the meantime, president obama and the first lady saying that they were saddened to hear of mofford's passing. he even reflected on her determination after she was passed over for a job because to have a man in that particular position. mofford was there to greet president obama, you are seeing this picture right here, during a visit he made to the valley in 2009, and former governor jan brewer says that she considered mofford a friend for the entire 40 years she knew her. she says she is truly saddened to learn of rose's passing and calls her a wonderful public servant and an arizona icon. memorial services for rose mofford will be private, but there is a public mass that's
xavier church in phoenix. the date for that has not yet been announced. disturbing new details tonight about the arrest of a former university of arizona football player, orlando bradford, for assaulting his boyfriend. police say the woman claims bradford attacked her over several days' time and even held her hostage inside his apartment. wildcats football coach rodriguez says bradford was cut result of his actions." he is due in court later this month. one man is dad, four others in custody involving a home invasion that later turned into a chase. police responding to a burglary call in west phoenix when one of the suspects left the scene. the chase later it came to an end when one of the suspects turned toward an officer holding a gun.
at the hospital. he has not been identified by police. a man charged in driving his truck intentionally into an intersection attempting to take his own life appeared in court today. keith johnson didn't say much to the charge after being formally charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault. police say he was depressed when he got behind the wheel yesterday morning and drove right through a red light at peoria and litchfield roads. that's where he collided with a car driven yaw-mehl yaw-mehlos. she was also a mother of two. today friends and coworkers were shaken by the news of her passing. >> i don't even know. >> that's too hard to take. i understand that he was ill, but margie had a lot of life to live, and she had a lot to give to everyone. it was just a great loss. >> and let's talk a little bit about her children that she
a teenage son who is in high school and another little boy who is only in kindergarten. coming up next, a six-year fight is over targeting arizona's controversial immigration bill, sb 1070. the agreement has been made between both sides, and what it means for you. also police in new york attacked a man wielding a meat cleaver. he went after police, and it was all caught on camera. plus, the feds are now getting involved smartphone debate. what a mess this has been. phones catching fire, what they
court weighed in striking down parts of the bill, but the most controversial part called the papers please provision, which gave law enforcement officers the right to inquire into somebody's legal immigration status. an agreement reached today ended the fight, allowing the papers please provision to stand, but brnovich releasing a statement that clearly defines what law enforcement can and cannot do. >> indeed, if someone is in custody or has been detained lawfully, then you can indeed check on the immigration status. >> legal standards are crystal clear now, and we are open to working with any agencies that want to work with us, to say how do we best protect people's civil rights as we are enforcing what's left of sb 1070.
bring accountability to officers and their actions, but if somebody is caught breaking this law, new lawsuits could be filed. scary scene playing out in midtown manhattan. this was frightening, happening this afternoon right at rush hour, very busy streets. a police officer opens fire on a man who was swinging a meat cleaver at them, and part of the ordeal was caught on video. take a look. the middle of manhattan. three new york city police officers hurt, including one seriously when a man goes on the attack with a meat cleaver. cell phone video shows the officers chasing the man down the street as they opened fire on him. they even tried to use the taser on him, but it didn't help. >> the officers fired sufficient rounds to stop the attacks. on the officers. and i want to commend them for
duty. >> reporter: officers even cornered the man, i had as akram judeh. they say that he was irate after finding out that his car had been locked with a parking boot. witnesses say after police confronted him, he pulled out an 11-inch meat cleaver from his car and began to wave it wildly at police officers. >> he pushed away from police, went into his knife about this big, one of these butcher knives and started swinging it. >> that's when witnesses described him taking off and running towards penn station. >> about ten seconds after the chase started, that's when you hear all of the shots, bam, bam, bam, bam. >> the man was shot numerous times and is listed in critical condition. the four officers who were hurt are all expected to recover. coming up, while some people
your exclusive accuweather forecast with dave munsey on fo it's just that perfect time of year when you know the good stuff is coming. >> the change is coming. >> it was a little bit warm by midday, but still not too bad. >> no, it's been nice. days have been nice. nights have been absolutely perfect. early mornings, i get up early -- >> walk the dog, right. >> i get out there and walk the dog, and it's just been beautiful early in the morning. >> so your dog, maya, must love you even more now.
can tell when they love the weather. you can tell by the way they run, what they do, it's a lot of fun for them. 86 degrees right now, no wind. 76 degrees in fountain hills, 75 in surprise. as we back off a little bit we see a little moisture in the east, that's gone. there's some moisture around the west, not here, but around the west. 97 for the h you can see that not everything was 97. we had 94 up at cave creek, and 93 at gateway. other numbers that we had, 84 at sedona, 96 at gila bend today. this is your day, 97 on the high, 72 on the low, 100 the normal high for the day, 77 the normal low for the day, 110 the record high for the day, 53 for the low today, and look at the
boy, they are just nice all over the valley. one of the big stories across the country has got to be julia, which is continuing in the same area, just kind of meandering around the same place and will do so for the next couple of days here. 68 degrees overnight. we'll be looking at 96 degrees with sunshine for tomorrow. and then take a look at it here, we start about halfway through the weekend, we get back into those triple digits, but there are some 90s left out the well. watch your kids around water. >> all right, thanks, dave. next, we are going to
fires, safety concerns aboard airplanes. u.s. officials are now telling anyone with a new samsung galaxy note 7 phone to return it immediately. samsung issued a voluntary recall of the device earlier this month, but the consumer products safety commission is now getting involved, asking everyone to stop using the phone right away and take it back to the store for a refund. this follows more than 90 reports of the batteries overheating and more than 50 reports that phones were exploding. >> because this product such a serious fire hazard, i am urging all consumers, all consumers to take advantage of this recall right away. >> so, note 7 customers have two options. they can request a refund from samsung or get a replacement phone with a new and improved battery. fans of the iphone, let's talk about a different brand of phone, they are just hours away from getting their hands on a new iphone 7 plus, but apple
around the world. they kind of do this every time. they oversell it, they don't make enough, and then create more demand. they say initial supplies of the larger size phones have all sold out in all of the colors, and the smaller iphone 7 in the new jet black color, they are sold out as well. more evidence that drones might soon be replacing delivery drivers. researchers in virginia testing their food delivery system by delivering chipotle burritos to a few hundred college students and here's how it works. students order their food at a kiosk and then it's prepared on a nearby food truck and delivered via drone to their location. this data will eventually be passed on to the federal aviation administration which will look at applying this same technology to help deliver necessities to areas affected by natural disaster. >> that's, you know, it changes the whole connotation of to go. i'll take that to go via the drone.
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state, he was 32-four, but this sunday dirk cutter returns as the head coach of the tampa bay buccaneers, and cutter, well, he has had success, developing david girard, matt ryan, now jameis winston, and he is a little bit concerned about chandler jones and markus golden, and a defense that didn't do a lot of pressure on garoppolo last sunday, but when you listen to dirk cutter, he knows what this defense cardinals can do. come sunday, bucs cards. >> he's a real big concern, and anytime a guy comes off a double digit sack like that, he's quick, he's long, he's powerful, and they move him around. you know, it's always better for us when we know exactly where a guy is because we can get an extra guy over there, but they flip him. both him and 44, 44 is also a really good rusher with an unbelievable motor. >> very interesting matchup.
sunday at 9:00, and then kickoff at 1:00. stay with us right through post-game with our newscast, richard saenz at the stadium and of course max starks our nfl analyst in studio. jets were leading in this game 20-10, but it's 20-17 the bills. they lost their first weekend of the nfl season. they catch a break here. watch coleman pick it up and go, take it to the house, shuffle off to how about this, the bills take a 24-20 lead over the jets, both of these teams trying to get traction in that nfc east. forte was spectacular, fitzpatrick was to, jets win 36-24. turner, sit down, gonzalez, take a swing. bradley, one of his better outings of the season here. dbacks just want to finish strong.
hope for next year. they got some help from jensen, recently called up, home run after rich hill. dbacks were leading 1-0, they got to hill, got a little intense at times. gosewisch scores, it's 2-0 arizona. you look at bradley's line, and you see a guy that pitched six innings, scattered nine hits, gave up only three and then more help from paul goldschmidt, driving in segura here, dbacks win, 3-1 the final over the dodgers. legendary player for the mercury, they have made it to the post-season. north dakota state, iowa, these two right here. >> here you go. >> dave and i -- modern family
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