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Avondale police arrest man in connection to shooting


Avondale police investigate a shooting Wednesday morning after a man was found with a gunshot wound in front of a house near 125th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Avondale. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Avondale police made an arrest Wednesday in connection to a shooting early that morning outside a house near 125th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Avondale, officials said.

Jesus Castellanos, 60, faces one count of attempted first-degree murder, said Officer Ray Emmett, a spokesman with the Avondale Police Department.

Officers responded at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting and found a man on the ground with a gunshot wound, Emmett said.

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13 dogs seized from Buckeye home


More than a dozen dogs were seized this week from a home in Buckeye by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office after it was determined they were being neglected and mistreated.

More than a dozen dogs were seized from a Buckeye home after detectives with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office determined they were being neglected and mistreated, officials said.

Detectives responded Tuesday to the house near Maricopa and Apache roads and found two dogs outside in poor condition, said Officer Courtney Palma, a spokeswoman with MCSO.

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Perryville Prison employee accused of sexual conduct with inmate

An Arizona Department of Corrections warehouse employee was arrested Aug. 11 and faces charges of sexual conduct with an inmate at the Perryville prison in Goodyear, court records state.

Martin Sesmas, 43, of Phoenix had worked at the women’s prison complex for four years, records state.

Correctional staff at Perryville received an anonymous inmate letter Aug. 10 that accused Sesmas of having sexual conduct with one of his former inmate employees, records state.

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APS worker electrocuted in Tonopah

A worker with Arizona Public Service Co. was flown to a hospital Tuesday after he received an electric shock in Tonopah, officials said.

The man was in a bucket truck at about 1:40 p.m. near 539th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road when he made contact with a power line, said Deputy Joaquin Enriquez, a spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

He is being assessed and monitored at Maricopa Medical Center, where he was conscious Wednesday, said Anne DeGraw, a spokeswoman with APS.

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Avondale police looking for shooter

Avondale police are investigating after a man was shot today outside a house near 125th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road, officials said.

Officers responded at about 3:45 a.m. and found a man on the ground in the front yard with a gunshot wound, said Officer Ray Emmett, a spokesman with the Avondale Police Department.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery, he said.

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Avondale plans return of Billy Moore Days

Festival, parade among 16 events city will sponsor in 2016-17

A series of events sponsored by the city of Avondale will include the return of a parade and festival named for the community’s founder to be staged in time to mark the city’s 70th anniversary.

Avondale’s Billy Moore Days will be Oct. 21-23 on Western Avenue in Historic Avondale.

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Manufacturing facility to create hundreds of jobs in West Valley

A new manufacturing facility under construction in Tolleson is expected to create more than 550 jobs in the West Valley.

SK Food Group’s 212,000-square-foot facility is being built at the northwest corner of 75th Avenue and Buckeye Road. Hiring will begin in early 2017, officials said.

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Hard on the eyes

LIFEGUARD BROOKLYN PRICE protects her eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses and sitting under an umbrella as she watches over swimmers July 18 at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center pool. View photo by Jordan Christopher
LIFEGUARD BROOKLYN PRICE protects her eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses and sitting under an umbrella as she watches over swimmers July 18 at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center pool. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Savage sun takes toll on people’s peepers, doctors declare

Living in Arizona, we often forget the damage the sun can cause to our eyes. Almost every day is sunny, making it difficult to remember there is any other type of weather. Our eyes can fall victim to the harsh sun, just like our skin can.

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Grand jury indicts Colorado man in July police pursuit across Valley

A Colorado man was indicted Aug. 17 on 15 felony counts related to a police pursuit last month that spanned more than 30 miles and ended in Goodyear, court records state.

John Rothrock, 48, of Golden, Colo., faces charges of aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, disorderly conduct and unlawful flight from law enforcement, records state.

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Man who stole from homeless sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

West Phoenix man also ordered to pay victims $61,000 in restitution

A west Phoenix man was sentenced last week to three and a half years in prison for stealing Social Security benefits from the homeless.

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