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Storm leaves damage in its wake

High winds and heavy rain hit the West Valley hard Thursday evening, causing flooding and damage in several areas, including multiple downed power lines.

The area saw up to an inch of rain, and 61-mph winds were reported at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, the National Weather Service reported.

Crews with Arizona Public Service worked overnight to repair electrical lines and restore power to thousands of West Valley residents, officials said.

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MCSO searching for man who allegedly stabbed brother

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who allegedly stabbed his brother early Friday morning in their West Valley home near Dysart Road and Maryland Avenue.

Antonio Alejandro Quintero, 19, allegedly stabbed his brother in the stomach and forehead with a 10-inch carving knife at about 3 a.m. during a fight, police said.

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Arson suspected in Litchfield Park fire

Arson investigators are looking into a suspicious fire started early Wednesday morning outside a business at 111 W. Wigwam Blvd. in Litchfield Park.

A deputy with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at about 12:40 a.m. and spotted the flames near the door of a property management company at Old Litchfield Road and Wigwam Boulevard, said Battalion Chief Russ Braden, a spokesman for the Goodyear Fire Department.

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Avondale, Goodyear Police Departments issue sex offender notifications

Avondale police have issued a public alert about a registered sex offender who has moved into the city.

Miguel Coronado, 37, is living at a home in the 800 block of North 99th Avenue, northwest of 99th Avenue and Pierce Street, police said.

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Police accuse Buckeye man of molesting 10-year-old girl

A Buckeye man was arrested Aug. 21 for allegedly forcing a 10-year-old girl to perform sex acts on him, according to arrest records.

The girl was taken to the hospital Aug. 21 for discomfort and health problems, the report states.

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Perryville prison inmate dies from apparent suicide

A female inmate from the Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville in Goodyear died Wednesday from an apparent suicide, officials with the Arizona Department of Corrections said in a press release.

Cynthia Apkaw, 25, died at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, officials said.

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Buckeye man found dead in green belt

Death appears to be medically related, police said

A Buckeye man was found dead Wednesday afternoon in a green belt near Roeser and Watson roads in Buckeye, police said.

Kevin Flahaut, 57, was reported missing by his niece at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

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Buckeye teen dies from gunshot to head

DANNIELLE RANGEL, 17, of Buckeye died Tuesday after being shot in the head Monday night. Submitted photo
DANNIELLE RANGEL, 17, of Buckeye died Tuesday after being shot in the head Monday night. Submitted photo

A 17-year-old Buckeye girl identified by her family as Dannielle Rangel died Tuesday from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Buckeye Union High School student was allegedly shot in the back of the head at about 10:30 p.m. Monday after a gun accidentally went off in the family’s home, her uncle Arthur Velasquez said.

The teen was taken to Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear in critical condition, Buckeye Fire Chief Bob Costello said.

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Foundation raises awareness of Safe Baby Haven law

A SAFE BABY HAVEN, where parents can anonymously surrender their babies within 72 hours of birth, is located at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix. Safe Baby Havens can be found throughout the West Valley at hospitals, fire stations and churches. View photo by Jordan Christopher
A SAFE BABY HAVEN, where parents can anonymously surrender their babies within 72 hours of birth, is located at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix. Safe Baby Havens can be found throughout the West Valley at hospitals, fire stations and churches. View photo by Jordan Christopher

A newborn boy was found dead Aug. 15 after being abandoned in a Dumpster behind a grocery store in Glendale.

He is not the first baby to die after being abandoned. According to the Maricopa Medical Examiner, 23 babies younger than 9 months old were known to have died after being born alive and abandoned from 2000 to 2006.

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Tolleson reviews digital sign usage

MESSAGES, such as this one at Pete’s Fish & Chips in Tolleson, don’t follow the city’s current code. The City Council is talking about possibly updating its sign ordinance, which currently allows only the time and temperature to be digitally displayed. View photo by Jordan Christopher
MESSAGES, such as this one at Pete’s Fish & Chips in Tolleson, don’t follow the city’s current code. The City Council is talking about possibly updating its sign ordinance, which currently allows only the time and temperature to be digitally displayed. View photo by Jordan Christopher

City’s original ordinance dates back to 1987; businesses asking to expand limits

Tolleson’s sign ordinance was written almost 30 years ago, and some businesses are now asking for an update on what’s allowed in the city.

During a joint work study session Tuesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council considered their options for potential changes to the ordinance regarding digital messaging.

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