Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
GILBERT, AZ (CBS5) -
Residents of the town of Gilbert are at odds with Springstone hospitals because they plan to build a behavioral health hospital this summer next door to Pioneer Elementary School.
The Springstone Saguaro Springs Behavior Health Hospital will be a 52,000-square-foot facility with 72 beds. The hospital has been approved to be built on the southwest corner of Baseline Road and Quinn Road in Gilbert. It will be available for people who have mental health issues, and will work as an addiction treatment center.
Saguaro Springs Behavioral Health Hospital will treat individuals who suffer from conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, post-traumatic stress, auditory and/or visual hallucinations, anger or impulse controls issues. Plus, the hospital will treat adults who are in need of treatment and recovery from drug and alcohol dependency.
The parents of students who attend Pioneer Elementary School, located at 1535 N. Greenfield Rd. in Gilbert, are outraged that the town of Gilbert's Design Review Board approved the site plan. However, the plot of land is zoned general commercial, which prohibits the town from denying the hospital to use that parcel of land. Since the city cannot deny the zone build of the hospital, the only thing that can be done is to build a better barrier between the behavior hospital and the elementary school.
Parents are concerned about the safety of the students are Pioneer Elementary School with the behavior hospital being so close.
Pioneer Elementary School gave the following statement in regards to the hospitals location:
"In light of the current environment in this country with events such as Sandy Hook Elementary School and other instances of violence committed by mentally ill individuals, we should not purposely put people who are unstable right next to our young children. We have laws that do not allow guns or liquor licenses within a school safety zone; why are we allowing mental health hospitals to be built inside this school safety zone? It is not the institution that is bothersome, it is the location. There are no walls high enough or gates strong enough to make the co-existence of an elementary school and mental health hospital a sane solution. There should be no limit to the laws we pass to ensure the safety and protection of our children."
Gilbert residents do not oppose the behavior hospital in general, they oppose the location of where the hospital will be built. They feel there is a better location than the one directly next door to an elementary school.
Pioneer Elementary School parents will be picketing in front of the school Friday morning from 7:30 to 9:30 in protest of the hospital's location.
The Gilbert Town Council is holding a special meeting on Monday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. at 50 E. Civic Center Dr. in Gilbert to discuss any concerns anyone has about the Saguaro Springs Behavior Health Hospital building.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.
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Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:00:09 GMT
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.Local author and formerMore >>
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>