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Avondale apartment a total loss after early morning fire

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An Avondale apartment unit near Central Avenue and Van Buren Street was a total loss after an early morning fire today.

An Avondale apartment unit is a total loss after an early morning fire today at the Las Casitas Apartments near Central Avenue and Van Buren Street, officials said.

Firefighters responded at about 2:35 a.m. to the complex at 1408 N. Central Ave. in Avondale, said Battalion Chief Ben Avitia, a spokesman with Avondale Fire-Rescue.

Firefighters from Avondale, Goodyear and Tolleson had the fire contained within 30 minutes, but the unit had a significant amount of damage, Avitia said.

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12-year-old boy dies in head-on crash in Goodyear


Gavin Garcia

A 12-year-old Litchfield Park boy died Jan. 13 after two vehicles crashed head-on near 147th Avenue and Camelback Road in Goodyear, officials said.

A Chevrolet Impala and a Jeep were involved in the collision at about 6 p.m., said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman with the Goodyear Police Department.

The boy, identified as Gavin Garcia, was a passenger in the back seat of the Jeep, Kutis said.

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Man found dead in irrigation canal in Harquahala Valley in apparent accident

 

A man in his 40s was found dead after a possible accident in a field this morning near 491st Avenue and Courthouse Road in Harquahala Valley, officials said.

Deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area at about 7:10 a.m. after it was reported a man was stuck in an alfalfa field he had been irrigating, said Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez, a spokesman with MCSO.

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Goodyear woman pleads guilty to murder of 2-year-old daughter

A Goodyear woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter in August 2014, Maricopa County Court officials said.

Phoeteama Neal, 30, was accused of drowning the toddler on Aug. 18, 2014, in a bathtub in her apartment near Pebble Creek Parkway and Indian School Road in Goodyear, court records state.

The girl was airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and later died after she was taken off life support, records state.

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Man in stolen vehicle case hospitalized after crash in Litchfield

A man was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an allegedly stolen car crashed at about 1:15 a.m. Jan. 14 in Litchfield Park.

According to the Goodyear Police Department, a man took a car that was running from the parking lot at the Walgreens at 3361 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

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Buckeye Days celebrates western heritage

STEERS ARE DRIVEN DOWN MAINSTREET by Honeycutt Rodeo cowboys during last year’s Buckeye Days celebration. This year’s event will kick off Saturday and continue the following weekend. View photo by Jordan Christopher
STEERS ARE DRIVEN DOWN MAINSTREET by Honeycutt Rodeo cowboys during last year’s Buckeye Days celebration. This year’s event will kick off Saturday and continue the following weekend. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Cattle drive, rodeo, festival among events over 2 weekends

A cattle drive, rodeo and western show will be highlights when Buckeye celebrates its western heritage during two weekends of events.

The sixth annual Buckeye Days starts Saturday and continues Jan. 27-29 at various locations in Buckeye.

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Plane overturns at Buckeye Airport

A PLANE SITS UPSIDE DOWN Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport after flipping over during its landing. Submitted photo
A PLANE SITS UPSIDE DOWN Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport after flipping over during its landing. Submitted photo

The pilot of a single-engine aircraft had non-life-threatening injuries after the plane flipped over Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, 3000 S. Palo Verde Road, Buckeye, officials said.

Police and fire officials responded at about 1:45 p.m. for the report of an aircraft that overturned on the runway, Buckeye police said.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, was treated at the scene and flown to a local hospital, said Capt. Tommy Taylor, a spokesman with the Buckeye Fire Department.

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Dozen animals removed from Glendale property

A Glendale woman faces charges of animal abuse and neglect after 13 animals, including a dead cat, were removed Jan. 10 from her mobile home near 127th and Glendale avenues in Glendale, officials said.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Crimes Unit served a search warrant at the property in the Hacienda Del Sol mobile home park, where they found 11 cats, one dog and a dead cat in a plastic bag, said Sgt. Calbert Gillett, a spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

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Cave Creek man accused of sexual conduct with Avondale girl

A Cave Creek man is facing three counts of sexual conduct with a minor involving a 14-year-old Avondale girl, court records state.

Jeffory Helms, 45, was arrested Jan. 3 and accused of touching the teen on three separate occasions in October and November 2016, records state.

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Phoenix woman pleads guilty to 2012 murder of husband

Victim was son of prominent W. V. businessman

A Phoenix woman pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to the 2012 murder of her husband, the son of a prominent West Valley businessman, officials said.

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