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Buckeye homeowner cancels solar contract and gets $30K bill 15 months later

BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A Buckeye homeowner said she tossed around the idea of going green but never went through with the deal so now she wants to know why she got a $30,000 bill for solar panels that were never installed.Melissa Hamilton loves her exotic pets and has aquarium tanks in different rooms with all kinds of little creatures. “We have a 250-gallon brackish fish tank,” she told On Your Side as she gave us a tour of her home. “You can see his little head sticking up in the back,” she sa...

BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A Buckeye homeowner said she tossed around the idea of going green but never went through with the deal so now she wants to know why she got a $30,000 bill for solar panels that were never installed.

Melissa Hamilton loves her exotic pets and has aquarium tanks in different rooms with all kinds of little creatures. “We have a 250-gallon brackish fish tank,” she told On Your Side as she gave us a tour of her home. “You can see his little head sticking up in the back,” she said about a little critter in one of her aquariums.

All of Hamilton’s tanks are lit and heated, which use electricity. So, she thought she might save some money by going solar. “What is it about solar that is appealing to you?” On Your Side’s Gary Harper asked. “To save money every month. That’s about it,” she replied.

So, when a door-to-door salesman from Freedom Forever Solar showed up, Hamilton and her husband listened to the sales pitch and signed up. But, just a few days later, Hamilton says she canceled because she realized going solar was a mistake. “It wasn’t going to save us money. We would have to have it like 30 years before we saw any savings. So, we were like, never mind,” she said.

Hamilton canceled the solar deal within her allotted time and never gave it a second thought. That is, until now, 15 months later, when she got this bill from Freedom Forever’s finance company called Mosaic. It demanded her first $208 monthly payment for solar panels totaling more than $30,000.

When Hamilton told Mosaic that she canceled back in 2022, the finance company claimed Freedom Forever denied her cancelation. “This is a lot of money,” Harper said. “Yeah, it’s just stressful,” Hamilton responded.

On Your Side got involved and discovered there was even bigger trouble. Apparently, the finance company had put a lien on Hamilton’s home.

So, Harper got a hold of Freedom Forever and asked them to look into Hamilton’s issue. They did, and in a matter of days, Freedom Forever Solar dismissed Hamilton’s bill and said their finance partner Mosaic would release the lien on her home.

Hamilton says without On Your Side, it never would have happened. “I’m so relieved,” she said. “No more emails, no more phone calls, no more stress. It’s amazing what you guys are able to do. Thank you again for everything you do.”

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Why are flights delayed in Phoenix? What California's new atmospheric river means for fliers

Relief from California's stormy February isn't in sight yet.The state is experiencing heavy rain and flooding thanks to another atmospheric river weather phenomenon that has triggered flood alerts and tornado warnings.Those conditions are affecting flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.As of 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 186 flights out of Sky Harbor were delayed and three were canceled, accordin...

Relief from California's stormy February isn't in sight yet.

The state is experiencing heavy rain and flooding thanks to another atmospheric river weather phenomenon that has triggered flood alerts and tornado warnings.

Those conditions are affecting flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 186 flights out of Sky Harbor were delayed and three were canceled, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

Several of those delays were for flights to or from airports in California, including one that has been closed by flooding. The National Weather Service forecasts the state will again see heavy rain from winter storms after an atmospheric river earlier this month dumped as much as a foot of rain in metro Los Angeles.

Here's what to know if you have a flight to California scheduled during the winter storm.

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Why are flights delayed at Sky Harbor Airport?

Several of the flight delays in Phoenix are because of stormy weather in California that began Saturday, Feb. 17, and is forecast to extend through Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The delays included nine San Francisco flights, four Los Angeles flights and two each for San Diego and Palm Springs.

San Francisco International Airport was under a ground delay on Monday evening because of thunderstorms, with flights delayed more than 2½ hours on average, according to the Federal Aviation Administration's National Airspace System Status website. A ground delay is when flights headed to an airport experiencing adverse conditions must delay their takeoffs.

Why is SBA airport closed?

The Phoenix flights that were canceled on Monday were to or from Santa Barbara Airport, which closed because of flooding. The airport's website advises fliers to contact their airline for more information and be aware of evacuation warnings for parts of Santa Barbara County.

What happens if I'm flying from Phoenix to California?

Most of Monday's delayed flights were with Southwest Airlines, with 78 delays out of Phoenix, according to FlightAware. Southwest has a travel advisory on its website for the storm and the closure of Santa Barbara Airport, saying flights on Tuesday may be canceled, delayed or diverted.

Southwest passengers planning to fly to Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Feb. 20, can change their trip to fly into Los Angeles, Burbank, Long Beach, Ontario or Orange County with no fare difference.

They can also travel to Santa Barbara on a different date with no fare difference, as long as they book within 14 days of the original travel date and in the original class of service.

American Airlines, which had 46 delayed flights, did not have a travel alert for the California storms as of Monday evening.

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Exploring options: candidates for D-backs backup shortstop

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- There is no doubt about who the starting shortstop is for the Arizona Diamondbacks.“[Geraldo] Perdomo is going to be our starting shortstop,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. “He's earned that right. He's a great shortstop that's growing and learning offensively.”Perdomo made the All-Star team last year when he slashed .246/.353/.359 while playing outstanding defense. Lovullo saying last week that Perdomo would be the starter is not surprising.But Perdomo will not play ever...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- There is no doubt about who the starting shortstop is for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“[Geraldo] Perdomo is going to be our starting shortstop,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. “He's earned that right. He's a great shortstop that's growing and learning offensively.”

Perdomo made the All-Star team last year when he slashed .246/.353/.359 while playing outstanding defense. Lovullo saying last week that Perdomo would be the starter is not surprising.

But Perdomo will not play every inning in every game, and who the D-backs pick as the backup shortstop will have ramifications on other parts of the Opening Day roster.

“We're looking for a quality backup shortstop right now inside this camp,” Lovullo said. “And you're gonna see some players get over there and pick up some baseballs.”

There are several candidates, some you might expect, and others you might not. Let's look at some of them in no particular order:

Jordan Lawlar/Blaze Alexander

When I made my Opening Day roster projection last week, I heard from a number of people unhappy that I didn't have Lawlar on it, but if you listen to what GM Mike Hazen has said when asked about the team's top prospect, you'll understand why I didn't.

Hazen said that for the D-backs to keep Lawlar on the roster, there has to be a path to regular and consistent at-bats for him. With Perdomo starting at shortstop and Eugenio Suárez at third (for those of you suggesting Lawlar slide over there), there simply are not enough at-bats for Lawlar to continue his development.

I included Alexander along with Lawlar because the same goes for him. The organization believes both are going to be outstanding big leaguers, but they also need to continue to get at-bats to do that.

Emmanuel Rivera

This one may surprise you because Rivera has not played shortstop in professional baseball.

However, the 27-year-old has played it in winter ball and did so again this offseason. Some in the front office believe he has the best hands of anyone in the infield and is a right-hander who hits lefties well. He could spell Perdomo against tough left-handed pitching.

Rivera said he feels confident at the position, and he will get some work there this spring to show what he can do.

Rivera is out of Minor League options, and the team likes and values him, and it's hard to imagine they would just let him go. So, if he can serve as the backup at shortstop as well as at third and first, that would likely be the best scenario for the D-backs.

Ketel Marte

Yes, the D-backs made it a point to keep Marte at second base last year rather than moving him around between second and center field, but he came up as a shortstop and enjoys playing the position.

The team has given Marte the freedom to take grounders at short over the past few seasons, as well as fly balls in center so he too could be an intriguing option.

Jace Peterson

Peterson has played 50 1/3 innings at shortstop in the big leagues, with his last experience at the position being one-third of an inning in 2021 while with the Brewers.

While primarily playing second and third in the Majors, Peterson could get a look at short this spring to see if he’s a possibility there. If he is, it would certainly increase his chances of making the team.

Kevin Newman

Newman was signed to a Minor League deal during the offseason and has the most shortstop experience of anyone on this list. He's also a right-handed hitter, which again helps, given that Perdomo would most likely get days off against lefties.

The one thing Newman has working against him is that he is not on the 40-man roster.

The Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Mesa. Here's when and where you can meet them.

MESA, Ariz. — The Budweiser Clydesdales have been a fan favorite for more than 80 years, and soon they'll be coming to the Valley.The famous horses will be at the Mesa Market Place in March.For decades, the Clydesdales have been a symbol of the beer company.As Anheuser-Busch tells the story, the regal horse first made their appearance in April 1933.To celebrate the repeal of the Prohibition of beer, August A. Busch,...

MESA, Ariz. — The Budweiser Clydesdales have been a fan favorite for more than 80 years, and soon they'll be coming to the Valley.

The famous horses will be at the Mesa Market Place in March.

For decades, the Clydesdales have been a symbol of the beer company.

As Anheuser-Busch tells the story, the regal horse first made their appearance in April 1933.

To celebrate the repeal of the Prohibition of beer, August A. Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse Clydesdale hitch, or team.

The team carried the company's first case of post-Prohibition beer down the streets of St. Louis.

When the company realized how popular the horses would be, it also arranged to have a second team sent to New York for the celebration.

Thousand lined the streets to see the Clydesdales as the horses made their way to the Empire State Building.

A tour of New England and the Mid-Atlantic states followed the New York event. The tour eventually made its way to Washington D.C. and a case of beer was delivered to Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Now the horses act as a symbol of the company's heritage and tradition.

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be at Mesa Market Place on March 1. The event is free and will begin at 11 a.m.

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Mural project celebrates Black trailblazers throughout history

PHOENIX — You've likely seen dozens of murals all around downtown Phoenix celebrating African American trailblazers.It's all thanks to one Valley woman who has made it her mission to celebrate these movers and shakers and turn each canvas into a classroom.One by one, Lucretia Torva lines up her brushes. As a painter, they are the vehicle for her voice."I love painting portraits," explains Torva. "I believe they honor people that we look up to and respect, but I also really believe in supporting civil...

PHOENIX — You've likely seen dozens of murals all around downtown Phoenix celebrating African American trailblazers.

It's all thanks to one Valley woman who has made it her mission to celebrate these movers and shakers and turn each canvas into a classroom.

One by one, Lucretia Torva lines up her brushes. As a painter, they are the vehicle for her voice.

"I love painting portraits," explains Torva. "I believe they honor people that we look up to and respect, but I also really believe in supporting civil rights."

With every paint stroke, Torva is combining activism and art, lending her skills to the Black History Mural Project. Since it started in 2021, organizers say the project is responsible for more than 100 murals across the country, including more than 60 in Arizona alone.

And if these walls could talk, they'd tell the stories of the dozens of men and women described as trailblazers in Black History and American History alike.

Monuments of a movement, like Stokely Carmichael, the portrait Torva is currently working on.

"I kind of put everything in there and make sure it's in the right place then I go back and work on the detail and get it looking more like the person."

Her portraits may not have any words, but they're hardly silent; Her artwork speaks volumes to the thousands of people who pass by every single day.

"There was an older gentleman who looked up at it and said, 'I've never seen me represented that big.'"

And that presentation is the goal, says Gizette Knight, the founder of the Shining Light Foundation.

"Black History isn't just 28 days," explains Knight. "It is 365 - and I think we are doing that work and showcasing it."

The project features iconic heroes of history, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and also lesser-known trailblazers like Wendell Scott.

During our interview, two women passed by to admire the Scott mural, not exactly sure what he was known for. That's when Knight saw an opportunity to educate them and explain the meaning behind his achievements.

"This is what the project is all about," says Knight. "It's a teaching project. It's an educational project...This is what the project is supposed to do."

For Dravon Rangel and Matthew Leyden, a married couple and parents to three young boys, a fun photo session quickly turned into something much deeper.

"For me, they are powerful, incredible, and amazing," says Rangel. "Look at us. We are very diverse. We strive to be a living example of what diversity means."

There is a special mural dedication happening at the Elks Lodge at 1007 S. 7th Ave. happening Saturday (for the Black Panthers mural Torva was working on in our story). You must register to attend and the deadline is Friday. For more information and to learn more about the Shining Light Foundation, click here.

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