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El Mirage man arrested after 32-mile chase through West Valley

An El Mirage man is in jail after allegedly leading law enforcement officers on a 32-mile pursuit July 23 through the West Valley, officials said.

Burnell Turner, 57, was pulled over by an Arizona state trooper around 10 p.m. on Interstate 10 in Buckeye after he noticed Turner allegedly weaving in traffic. After Turner was asked to get out of his truck, he jumped back into his vehicle and fled on I-10 until exiting on Jackrabbit Trail, said Bart Graves, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Brush fire burns in West Valley

A brush fire has burned approximately 25 acres of land near 187th Avenue and Germann Road in Rainbow Valley, officials said.

Fire crews from the Buckeye and Goodyear fire departments first responded to the fire around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night, said Battalion Chief Russ Braden, a spokesman for the Goodyear Fire Department.

“Crews found several piles of vegetation debris on fire, which had spread to an adjoining area of mixed trees and dried weeds. The fire grew in intensity once the trees became involved,” Braden wrote in an email to the View.

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Posse patrol

THE MARICOPA COUNTY Sheriff’s Office Posse guards the Armed Forces Reserve Center Wednesday in Buckeye in response to the July 16 shootings at a military center in Chattanooga, Tenn. View photo by Jordan Christopher
THE MARICOPA COUNTY Sheriff’s Office Posse guards the Armed Forces Reserve Center Wednesday in Buckeye in response to the July 16 shootings at a military center in Chattanooga, Tenn. View photo by Jordan Christopher

County Sheriff's Office volunteers guard Buckeye Reserve Center

Volunteers from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Posse program are now helping provide extra security for the Buckeye Armed Forces Reserve Center.

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West Valley students compete for seed funds

EDUARDO AGUILERA, right, Odyssey Institute freshman, plays his group’s business idea — a bilingual board game called “HUH?” — with Arizona State University panel members Trisha Gonzales, left, and German Cadenas July 17 at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library. The team that created the game was awarded $100 in seed money during a competition at the end of the two-week teen entrepreneurship program. View photo by Jordan Christopher
EDUARDO AGUILERA, right, Odyssey Institute freshman, plays his group’s business idea — a bilingual board game called “HUH?” — with Arizona State University panel members Trisha Gonzales, left, and German Cadenas July 17 at the Buckeye Coyote Branch Library. The team that created the game was awarded $100 in seed money during a competition at the end of the two-week teen entrepreneurship program. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Imagine “Shark Tank,” but for high school students.

Fifteen Buckeye high school students competed for money to start their products and businesses in a more subdued “Shark Tank” atmosphere as part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Outreach Network summer camp July 17 at Skysong, Arizona State University’s innovation center in Scottsdale.

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Goodyear author featured in new book

GOODYEAR AUTHOR SARA DOBIE BAUER’S essay Hope in Orange is included in the latest Chicken Soup For The Soul book, which will hit bookstores Aug. 18. View photo by Ray Thomas
GOODYEAR AUTHOR SARA DOBIE BAUER’S essay Hope in Orange is included in the latest Chicken Soup For The Soul book, which will hit bookstores Aug. 18. View photo by Ray Thomas

Book club at women’s prison impetus for essay in latest Chicken Soup for the Soul

Most people don’t spend time discussing literature with inmates, but Sara Dobie Bauer isn’t most people. The Goodyear author established a book club three years ago at Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville in Goodyear.

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Tolleson man arrested in drug case

A Tolleson man was arrested July 17 in Phoenix for an outstanding felony warrant in a drug case, police said.

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Lewis inmate sentenced to death for cellmate murder

An Arizona prison inmate has been convicted and sentenced to death for killing his cellmate at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis in Buckeye.

Jasper Phillip Rushing, 35, killed Shannon Palmer in September 2010 while they shared a cell at the West Valley prison.

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Avondale P.D. searching for man suspected of sex assault

AN ARTIST’S SKETCH shows a man police are searching for in a sexual assault case.
AN ARTIST’S SKETCH shows a man police are searching for in a sexual assault case.

The Avondale Police Department is looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl July 15 near 124th Avenue and Flanagan Street.

The man allegedly met the girl sometime between 3 and 4:30 p.m. and identified himself only as “Omar.”

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Circle the wagons!

RED WAGONS, such as this classic Radio Flyer, are being sought for a Red Wagon Brigade Saturday in Litchfield Park. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has added the brigade to its annual Pioneer Celebration to try to smash a Guinness World Record. View photo by Jordan Christopher
RED WAGONS, such as this classic Radio Flyer, are being sought for a Red Wagon Brigade Saturday in Litchfield Park. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has added the brigade to its annual Pioneer Celebration to try to smash a Guinness World Record. View photo by Jordan Christopher

How to join the fun

• Parade start location: The parade will begin behind Litchfield Elementary School, 553 E. Plaza Circle. Head South of the roundabout in the middle of the Litchfield Park Town Square until you see signs and balloons.

• Check in: No later than 5:30 p.m. Each person pulling a red wagon will need to be officially registered and get his numbered Guinness wristband.

• Be sure to hydrate: The parade route is approximately 1/3 of a mile long, so remember to hydrate and take water with you.

• The “TOY RED WAGON”: The toy red wagon must be pulled by an adult, youth or child.

• Canned food item: Don’t forget to take your canned food items for the local food banks.

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Avondale P.D. searching for man suspected of sex assault

The Avondale Police Department is looking for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl July 15 near 124th Avenue and Flanagan Street.

The man allegedly met the girl sometime between 3 and 4:30 p.m. and identified himself only as “Omar.”

He is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man in his early 20s. He is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a thin build, a beard along his jaw line and a receding hairline. Both of his ears are gauged and he has a distinctive, 6-inch scar along his right leg below the knee. He was driving a green, two-door Ford truck with a white license plate.

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