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hearings and now construction. work on the 202 southbound freeway will officially get underway tonight. >> a long anticipated project. this project will connect the west valley over here to the east valley from i-10 to pecos road all the way through south mountain up the i-10, although it up to 59th avenue giving motorists yet another travel route instead of having to basically drive straight through downtown phoenix and all that congestion. is expected to take about 3.5 years to complete. jason barry explains why this project has generated so much interest in so much controversy. >> reporter: there are a lot of mixed feelings about this freeway project. motorists to drive from one side of the valley to the other are pretty excited about shortening their drivetime while nearby neighbors aren't exactly thrilled at the extra noise and more cars passing by. make way. there is a new freeway coming
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this stretch of pecos road near south mountain is about to get a major makeover to help use congestion along i-10 three phoenix. >> i took off the wrong exit one time and it took me over an hour to get back the right direction because of so much traffic. the new freeway will help a lot. >> definitely, you can get to the other side quicker. >> reporter: the loop 202 south mountain freeway project has been in the works for 13 years to help with the booming population more cars on the road. the 22 mile expansion will run from i-10 and pecos to the i-10 and 59th. >> about construction activity -- >> reporter: the department of transportation tells us the new freeway will give drivers another option to get across town. >> let's say you live in east valley but you commute to the west valley every day. you will be able to take this freeway bypass i-10 and you will be able to save
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if you take this route. >> reporter: the freeway project has a share of controversy. some homeowners took the state to court, arguing that adot didn't follow federal policy and the freeway violated environmental laws. a federal judge ruled last month that the freeway project can move forward. >> when we first moved in -- >> reporter: some neighbors are worried about what the freeway will do to their property values. >> it might be harder to sell the house because people don't want to live with the freeway right behind them. >> reporter: the first phase of construction begins at 9 pm. in the months ahead, there will be some detours that will impact drivers but nothing major. the entire freeway project is expected to take about 3.5 years to complete. all of the money for this project came out of state and federal funding. reporting in the east valley, jason barry cbs 5 news
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general election coming up in november. the state has had its share of issues including long lines, not enough polling stations, and even foreign hackers trying to get voter information. michele reagan says she has taken the recommendations that the fbi has provided and implemented them and said they are improving systems every week to make sure the election process is secure. a national democratic group's firing away at paul w's tenure. >> this also rounds accusations of widespread abuse of a massive private school. labview -- babeau says he is innocent of all charges. >> reporter: he says he was never in charge of disciplinary
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though he held the title of headmaster and executive director. >> the congressional candidate -- >> reporter: the congressional activity paul babeau once behind him. a 32nd commercial showing home video of babeau bragging about the harsh discipline at a private school for troubled teenagers he ran nearly 15 years ago. >> this is not your normal high school. there was alternative measures that were employed by healthcare professionals. >> reporter: the allegations of abuse at the school have dogged his campaign for congress. y, page report by massachusetts authorities where he claims he is absolved of wrongdoing pick >> it sounds dramatic today. many years later. yet, the evidence here proves my complete and full innocence. >> reporter: babeau was the executive director from 1999 to 2001. during the time, the state launched its investigation, which resulted in a court order to halt abuse of disciplinary
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was the school's enrollment frozen? >> yes, the school enrollment was frozen for some time. >> reporter: babeau also filed a complaint against the congresswoman who has accused him of stonewalling the investigation. dennis welch, cbs 5 news. >> dennis, thank you. a new community coalition has ambitious plans for higher education in arizona. it's a group they want 60% of adults in arizona to have either a professional certificate or college degree by 2030. to accomplish that goal, they plan to raise awareness about options beyond high school including the trades. the air force says it is grounding 10 of the new f-35 fighter jets a little more than a month after they were determined combat ready. this comes after the discovery
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lines in the tanks. the f-35 program has been at the center of controversy. it is the most expensive weapons system in history. senator john mccain has called it a waste of money. luke air force base in glendale is the main training base for
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new tonight, this is just a dream come true for a child from scottsdale. 10-year-old harris in steiner met jj was before yesterday's game between the kansas city chiefs in the houston texans. it was all put together by the make a wish foundation. steiner was on the field for pregame warm-up and had a nc favorite player. >> a great story. all right little monsters, lady gaga says she will headline the next super bowl halftime show, which happens in houston in february. several outlets are ordered she was in talks over the weekend but she the singer is saying it is a go. the nfl will not comment. remember the video? this isn't the first time she took the super bowl field. she kicked off with a powerful rendition of the national anthem this year. i captured this picture as she
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of course, her new album comes out at the end of october. >> you still get a little flushed looking at that picture. >> i had my phone and a shouted lady gaga. she just posed. look how perfect her profile is. security was like move along. we already talked about the cardinals but the sun devils, despite how they are playing, they are off to a pretty good start to the season. >> they are undefeated but can they keep it up? >> friday night, i don't know if that was indicative of how they will play the rest of the season but we will learn more on saturday night. asu needed a late rally to beat san antonio friday night so the jury is still out but they still have one of the best kickers in the country named pac-12 special team layer of
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gonzales became the recordholder for points scored when he made a couple kicks on friday night. he is at 469 points in his career. let's check in on the sun devils. >> from the 2, into the end zone, touchdown arizona state. >> the four-point road win didn't earn asu any points. the only stat that matters for the coach and his team is the win column. thsu embark on conference play saturday against explosive california. like our guys know that every single game in this league is a battle. a heck of a team coming in here. one of the top offenses in the country and our guys are going to get ready for the challenge >> expect another shootout as the bears and the sun devils both average 46 points a game. on the flipside, both squads are ranked in the lower half in scoring defense. kickoff is set for 7 pm. at asu, joe pequeno.
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but 29-year-old tim tebow done his familiar number on the field trying to make it as a professional football player. his jersey is already a top seller at www.mlb.com and he has only been at it for a day. there is a jersey. he was actually asked today if the patriots had called because they have some quarterback problems. they have dilemma. coming up at 6:30 pm, from asu professor to hollywood actor, how a theoretical physicist landed a movie role
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tropical system moves in and brings us moisture. winds are a little brizzi out of the west at 22 miles per hour. very windy with this system. this is hurricane paine packing 90 miles per hour winds. look at the rainfall pushing up north. reports of rain showers around san diego, southern california, and outboard yuma. starting to see some showers creeping ever so close to tucson. here is the rainfall totals with this storm system. within the next 44 rain around southwest arizona, southern california and out towards areas of courtside and in the high country. payson, show low, seeing about a half-inch to an inch of rain fall and maybe more in isolated locations. overnight lows 77 degrees and cooler air. 77 degrees and flagstaff here is that seven day planner. upper 60s. wednesday, thursday, chances of rain and dryer conditions over the weekend.
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tuesday and then that chance will extend into wednesday. for the first day of fall, looking good. 92 degrees, a few clouds and temperatures cooler over the weekend. student loan debt is a growing problem in some students are turning to companies that promise to lower their monthly payments. >> but authorities say some companies don't deliver. ryan cox explains. >> reporter: like thousands of other grads, amelia began her career digging out of debt. >> just over $100,000. >> reporter: but then united advisors group offered to lower her monthly payments by hundreds of dollars. >> this is the whole agreement. >> reporter: amelia signed the contract but $1500 later, she got shocking news. >> not a single thing had gone through and my loans were in deferment. >> we are looking at consumer complaints. >> reporter: after calls and emails went unanswered, we found people working at the
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into a covert home, the pilot attempted to put out a fire on board. gilbert fire says the pilot parachuted to safety but he did suffer burns. spoke with the homeowners who were in the home when the plane fell from the sky. find that full story on our cbs 5 mobile app. a nine-month-old is now in protective custody after his mother, sierra carter, seen here, left him in the car while she shopped. a passerby saw the child sleeping but also noticed the engine was running and the car doors were unlocked. the good samaritan called police. carter is now facing child abuse charges. a man accused of bombings in new york and new jersey could be facing attempted murder charges but not for the attacks. the charges against ahmad khan rahami stem from the gunbattle between police while they were trying to capture him today. federal charges for the bombing have yet to be filed. a texas man facing serious charges, accused of groping a woman at the cardinals game yesterday. benjamin morrow each under the victim's clothes and touched her inappropriately.
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held on and tell security arrived. he is now charged with sexual abuse. arizona is ready for election season according to michele reagan, who says she has taken recommendations from the fbi and implemented them. there has been several issues over the past few elections from not enough polling places to election website failures and foreign hackers trying to get better information. news on facebook, twitter or instagram. share your story by using #cbs 5 az. scott pelley has the cbs evening news. we are back at 6:30 pm. >> see you then. >> www.cbs5az.com, your online
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