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MCSO: Pupil brings gun to elementary school

An 8-year-old boy has been suspended after taking an unloaded handgun to his school Wednesday, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

The gun was discovered after the Dreaming Summit Elementary School pupil told a friend that he had it in his bag.

“The friend’s mother was at the school for lunch and was told about the weapon,” said Officer Chris Hegstrom, a spokesman for the Office. “The mother alerted school officials and the 8-year-old [boy was] questioned.”

The handgun was unloaded, and the boy did not have any bullets or ammunition magazines, Hegstrom said.

The boy was suspended and the gun returned to the parents, who didn’t know the child had taken it, he said.

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Avondale police issue sex offender notifications

Avondale police have issued public alerts about registered sex offenders who have moved into the city.

Ismael Carmona, 36, is living at a home in the 11000 block of West Mohave Street, east of 111th Avenue, police said.

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It’s environmental, my dear

Buckeye Union H.S. District earns Environmental Stewardship Award

For saving enough energy in 25 months to effectively plant more than 5,000 trees, the Buckeye Union High School District was presented with the Environmental Stewardship Award during the Jan. 13 Governing Board meeting.

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Jan
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Faster trains headed for W. Valley; wait times to decrease at crossings

The West Valley will be experiencing less wait times at train crossings.

Union Pacific Railroad announced Jan. 21 a recent track upgrade enabling Union Pacific Railroad to increase the speed of its trains in several locations on its rail line between Arlington and Picacho.

Train speed is projected to be increased on Feb. 2 from 25 mph to 35 mph in Arlington, Buckeye, Litchfield Park, Avondale and Tolleson.

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30
Jan
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ADOT discusses State Route 30 options

Freeway to stretch from Loop 303 to Loop 202

The Arizona Department of Transportation held a public meeting Jan. 21 at Fowler Elementary School in west Phoenix to discuss potential alignment alternatives under review for the planned State Route 30 transportation corridor from Loop 303 to Loop 202.

Also under consideration is a “no-build option,” which explores the impacts of not building a transportation corridor in the study area.

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30
Jan
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Noise makers

Seahawks fans set for Super Bowl rally in Goodyear Sunday

The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl again, and Goodyear community members plan to cheer on the team before they take on the Patriots in the NFL Super Bowl XLIX at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Sunday afternoon.

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30
Jan
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Hop into learning

MILES MCKILLIP, 5, of Avondale hop scotches through the Born Learning Trail Monday at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center.
MILES MCKILLIP, 5, of Avondale hop scotches through the Born Learning Trail Monday at the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center.

Avondale installing Born Learning Trails

Creative learning is a hop, skip and a jump away in Avondale with the city’s new Born Learning Trails.

Children visiting the Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, 328 W. Western Ave., can now rhyme, count and play hopscotch on the city’s first trail, which combines fitness and learning.

Thu
29
Jan
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Help Wanted

CITY OF LITCHFIELD PARK The City of Litchfield Park is accepting applications for a Maintenance Technician I. Deadline for applications is Friday, 2/6/2015, 4 p.m. See details at City's website: www.litchfield-park.org Equal Opportunity Employer, Male/ Female, Drug-Free Environment.


DAY Porter, General Maintenance (Litchfield Park Area) Part Time West Valley property seeking day porter with some general maintenance duties. 480-729-6262 or fax resumes to 480-265-4514.

Tue
27
Jan
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Siblings determined to be police officers

TAYLER BENEDETTO, 7 and her brother Caleb, 5, open a new package from Australia containing another badge for their collection Jan. 9 at the post office in Litchfield Park. The Avondale siblings collect badges from police departments across the country and the world. View photo by David Weibel
TAYLER BENEDETTO, 7 and her brother Caleb, 5, open a new package from Australia containing another badge for their collection Jan. 9 at the post office in Litchfield Park. The Avondale siblings collect badges from police departments across the country and the world. View photo by David Weibel

Avondale brother, sister collecting badges from around the world

Lots of children dream of becoming police officers, but two Avondale siblings are wasting no time learning about their future job.

For Tayler Benedetto, 7, and Caleb Benedetto, 5, collecting police badges is everything. When a new package arrives in the mail, it is a reminder of the possibility of their dreams, and it excites them.

Tue
27
Jan
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West Valley fire departments get grants

The Goodyear and Buckeye fire department were among six public safety departments throughout the Valley to receive grants from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and its partnership with Arizona Public Service Co.

Goodyear will use its $9,885 to purchase 25 fire shelters — foil-like blankets capable of deflecting heat during a wildfire reaching temperatures of more than 500 degrees.

“Just to be able to have these and be able to put them on the trucks is huge,” Goodyear Fire Capt. Lyons said in a release. “Should our firefighters find themselves in a position that they can’t escape from fire, they would deploy these to try to survive the event. We do everything we can including calculating the fuel, weather and topography to keep our members safe. But the shelters are there to give them a chance at survival should something go wrong.”

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