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Inmate dies in prison

Officials are investigating the death of a convicted murderer found dead last week at an Arizona prison in Buckeye.

Details were not offered about the Dec. 29 death of Ronald Richie, 42, who was being held in the Buckley Unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis.

"The death is under investigation," said a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Corrections in a press release.

Richie was sentenced in 1994 to life imprisonment following convictions in Maricopa County Superior Court for first-degree murder and kidnapping.

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Tolleson incumbents unopposed in March election

It looks like members of the Tolleson City Council won't have to fight too hard to keep their seats in 2011.

The mayor and three council members up for re-election will go unopposed in the March 8 primary, meaning they will likely keep their spots for another four-year term.

"I take it as a sign of confidence," said Mayor Adolfo Gamez, who's running once more to maintain the same position he's held since 1995.

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Parents welcome 1st W. Valley babies of 2011

Phoenix residents Erica Frausto, 25, and Jaime Ramirez, 24, weren't expecting their baby for another two weeks, but the little boy had other plans for the New Year's holiday.

Nathaniel decided to be the first baby born in 2011 at Banner Estrella Medical Center in west Phoenix. He arrived at 1:35 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

"I think he made his own little time schedule," Frausto said. "He's like, 'I'm the first boy, so I'm going to come out on the 1st.'"

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You can buy 'em but you can't use 'em

Those looking to ring in 2011 with a little snap, crackle and pop should be warned. While it's legal to purchase fireworks in your city, using them is probably illegal.

Sparklers, wheels and toy smoke devices now available at temporary fireworks stands and retail stores statewide may be tempting to passersby, but four West Valley cities have outlawed their use, potentially dimming the light on some celebrations.

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Bullying ends now

First in a series.

Writer's note: One thing we all know about life is sometimes there is no rational explanation for how it all turns out.

Whether you believe in good luck or bad luck, destiny or fate, the only guarantee any life has is that it will end.

Yet the beauty of life is that even the worst negative can sometimes produce a great positive. How else do you explain the story below?

by Rich Ott

assistant editor

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The year's top stories

Sometimes it's hard to remember everything that's happened during the course of a year. Fortunately, you need not possess the best memory. The View went through its files to dig up some of the big stories that we felt impacted the Southwest Valley and the people who call this region home. Here are the top newsmakers the View reported on in 2010.

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In 2011, they will ...

Another year filled with challenges and triumphs has passed for leaders in the West Valley. So what does 2011 have in store, and how do they plan to succeed?

Local mayors, city managers, public safety chiefs and school superintendents took a minute to share their New Year's resolutions - both professional and personal - with readers. The following is a compilation:

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Society Notes: December 31, 2010

Courtney Rynes and Andrew Round to marry in 2012
Courtney Rynes, the daughter of Wendy and Bob Rynes of Goodyear, and Andrew Round, the son of Richard Round and Nancy Cerutti of Kittanning, Pa., have announced their engagement.

The bride is attending Northern Arizona University and plans to graduate in June 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences.

She also graduated from Estrella Foothills High School.

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View the December 31st issue online

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Goodyear police seek suspect in gas station robbery

Goodyear police detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who committed a robbery at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Safeway gas station, 440 N. Estrella Parkway near Van Buren Street.

The night clerk was closing for the night and was confronted by the suspect just outside the doors as the clerk was walking in from taking out the trash, police said.

The lone suspect threatened the clerk with a gun, which was described as a black semi-automatic pistol, police said.

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