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Mar

Charges submitted against 13-year-old boys who allegedly gave pills to classmates

Police are submitting charges against two 13-year-old boys who allegedly gave their classmates various prescription drugs March 1 at a Goodyear elementary school, officials said.

Possible charges include possession of prescription drugs, a misdemeanor, and transfer of prescription drugs and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone, both felonies, said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman for the Goodyear Police Department.

Wed
09
Mar

SUV crashes into gun shop in Avondale; suspect flees scene

AZFIREARMS.COM in Avondale sits in rubble after a stolen vehicle crashed through its front doors dearly Monday morning. View photo by Jordan Christopher
AZFIREARMS.COM in Avondale sits in rubble after a stolen vehicle crashed through its front doors dearly Monday morning. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Police are looking for a driver who crashed into an Avondale gun shop early Monday morning, officials said.

At about 4 a.m., an SUV that had been stolen out of Phoenix crashed into AZFirearms.com near Western Avenue and Third Street, police said.

The driver left the scene before police arrived.

Wed
09
Mar

Digital billboards go up in Buckeye

A DIGITAL BILLBOARD stands along Interstate 10 just west of Miller Road in Buckeye. The newly installed billboard, along with one other in the same vicinity, is set to go live this month. View photo by Jordan Christopher
A DIGITAL BILLBOARD stands along Interstate 10 just west of Miller Road in Buckeye. The newly installed billboard, along with one other in the same vicinity, is set to go live this month. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Digital billboard advertising is a popular idea that multiple West Valley cities have embraced, and now Buckeye is jumping on board.

The city entered into an agreement with a company that built and owns two new billboards installed just south of Interstate 10 and west of Miller Road, which will go live in the middle of March.

Grant Taylor, a real estate manager for Empire Southwest, said Empire owns the land and a separate entity within the company owns the billboards the company constructed.

Wed
02
Mar

UPDATE: Charges submitted against boys who allegedly handed out pills to classmates

Police are submitting charges against two 13-year-old boys who allegedly gave their classmates various prescription drugs Tuesday at a Goodyear elementary school, officials said.

Possible charges include possession of prescription drugs, a misdemeanor, and transfer of prescription drugs and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone, both felonies, said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman for the Goodyear Police Department.

Wed
02
Mar

Primary push comes to AZ

State Republicans, Dems make their choice in March Presidential Preference Election

The presidential campaign comes to Arizona in March when voters get a chance to express their preference for candidates seeking the Republican and Democratic nominations.

Wed
02
Mar

Buckeye offers drop-off box to dispose of prescriptions

A DROP-OFF BOX for unwanted prescription medicine can be found at the Sundance Crossings Police Department in Buckeye. View photo by Jordan Christopher
A DROP-OFF BOX for unwanted prescription medicine can be found at the Sundance Crossings Police Department in Buckeye. View photo by Jordan Christopher

The Buckeye Police Department has created a prescription drop-off box for the safe disposal of unwanted medications and to keep them out of the hands of illegal users.

The box is at the Sundance Crossings Police Department at 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 104, in Buckeye.

The public can drop off unwanted medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Wed
02
Mar

Buckeye paramedics making house calls

BUCKEYE FIREFIGHTER JIM HELMS takes Luinda White’s blood pressure Dec. 17 in her Buckeye home, while Buckeye Fire Capt. Martin Meece asks evaluating questions as part of a new program to decrease hospital readmissions. View photo by Jordan Christopher
BUCKEYE FIREFIGHTER JIM HELMS takes Luinda White’s blood pressure Dec. 17 in her Buckeye home, while Buckeye Fire Capt. Martin Meece asks evaluating questions as part of a new program to decrease hospital readmissions. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Pilot program to keep patients from returning to hospital

In August 2015, Buckeye resident Luinda White, 78, thought she had the flu, but ended up in the hospital with pneumonia.

Shortly after her release, she started having heart problems. Despite multiple tests, her cardiologist couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

Wed
02
Mar

Firefighters keep busy in new park

FIREFIGHTERS with the Buckeye Fire Department help a woman down a trail Feb. 19 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye after she broke her ankle. Submitted photo
FIREFIGHTERS with the Buckeye Fire Department help a woman down a trail Feb. 19 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye after she broke her ankle. Submitted photo

Crews respond to 7 rescue calls at Skyline Regional Park since January

It’s already been a busy year for rescues at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye.

Wed
02
Mar

Buckeye police officer faces assault charge after off-duty altercation

The Goodyear Police Department is recommending charges of assault and disorderly conduct against a Buckeye police officer and another man regarding a Nov. 28, 2015, incident in Buckeye, records state.

Lt. Jared Griffith and Buckeye resident Douglas Lovell allegedly had a physical altercation while attending a party in the Verrado community, records state.

Wed
02
Mar

Art and Wine Festival set for Saturday in Litchfield Park

An event that combines art and wine-tasting will have a garden party atmosphere when the Litchfield Park Art and Wine Festival sets up in downtown Litchfield Park.

The 18th annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Old Litchfield Road and Wigwam Boulevard in Litchfield Park. Admission and parking are free.

We close the streets of downtown Litchfield Park to make room for a little more than 200 booths,” said Candy Vermillion, who organizes the event.

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