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Buckeye going to the dogs

SURFER, an Australian cattle dog and kelpie mix, stretches out to catch a disc during a demonstration by the Phoenix Area Disc Dogs at last year’s Dog Days of Buckeye.  The Disc Dogs will return to the annual event Saturday at Sundance Park in Buckeye. View photo by Ray Thomas
SURFER, an Australian cattle dog and kelpie mix, stretches out to catch a disc during a demonstration by the Phoenix Area Disc Dogs at last year’s Dog Days of Buckeye. The Disc Dogs will return to the annual event Saturday at Sundance Park in Buckeye. View photo by Ray Thomas

Annual event set for Saturday at Sundance Park

Dogs and dog lovers will descend on Sundance Park in Buckeye March 5 for the annual Dog Days of Buckeye.

The city of Buckeye first held the event three years ago to showcase its new dog park — Sundance Park, said Philip Yabes, Buckeye Community Center manager. The city holds the event to educate people about their dogs.

Wed
02
Mar
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Abandoned house burns in Tolleson

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An abandoned house at 9166 W. Washington St. in Tolleson collapsed after it caught fire Monday night, officials said.

No injuries were reported, Fire Chief George Good said.

The Adobe house, which is about a quarter mile away from the Tolleson Fire Station, has been structurally unsound and uninhabitable for many years, Good said.

Wed
02
Mar
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Litchfield man found dead in swimming pool

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A man found dead at the bottom of his backyard pool Sunday night near Dysart and Indian School roads in Litchfield Park has been identified as Alex Marvin Head, 20, officials said.

Head’s roommate called police at about 9:30 p.m. after returning home and finding him in the pool, said Deputy Joaquin Enriquez, a spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
02
Mar
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Pet of the Week: March 2, 2016

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You wanted pets, we give you pets.

With this weekly feature, readers can view profiles of adoptable cats and dogs of various shapes and sizes from Glendale’s Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

Most of the animals that will have their mugs shown in this space will be canines and felines that are a little harder to place because of size, age or a special need, but are wonderful pets nonetheless. Each animal has its own character, so if you’re smitten by an animal in this column, head down to the shelter and see for yourself.

Tue
01
Mar
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Litchfield Park man found dead in pool identified

A man found dead at the bottom of his backyard pool Sunday night near Dysart and Indian School roads in Litchfield Park has been identified as Alex Marvin Head, 20, officials said.

Head’s roommate called police at about 9:30 p.m. after returning home and finding him in the pool, said Deputy Joaquin Enriquez, a spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The roommate reported he had been gone since about 2 p.m., Enriquez said.

Tue
01
Mar
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Buckeye 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.

Tue
01
Mar
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Abandoned house burns in Tolleson

An abandoned house at 9166 W. Washington St. in Tolleson collapsed after it caught fire Monday night, officials said.

No injuries were reported, Fire Chief George Good said.

The Adobe house, which is about a quarter mile away from the Tolleson Fire Station, has been structurally unsound and uninhabitable for many years, Good said.

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