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25
Jun
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Man arrested in alleged road rage incident in Buckeye

A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection to a June 21 road rage incident in Buckeye, according to Buckeye police.

Sergio Contreras Hurtado was booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail and faces aggravated assault and criminal damage charges, police said.

Officer’s responded June 21 to a parking lot on Verrado Way after receiving 911 calls reporting a man with a knife, police said.

Wed
21
Jun

Man trespasses at Palo Verde nuclear power plant

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man June 20 after he illegally entered property of a nuclear power plant near Tonopah, according to officials.

At about 5:40 a.m. the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station security advised officials they had detained a person who illegally entered the property, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Wed
21
Jun

Buckeye home catches fire during breakfast run

A home caught fire today in Buckeye after a woman and her daughter left for breakfast, according to officials.

The fire happened at about noon in the 32000 block of West Latham Street, northwest of the intersection of Interstate 10 and Sun Valley Parkway.

Wed
21
Jun
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Avondale captures All-America City honor

Read On – Avondale promoted during award presentation

The second time was the charm as Avondale captured an All-America City Award during a repeat appearance in the finals of the national competition.

Avondale was among 15 U.S. communities designated for the award June 16 at the National Civic League Convention in Denver.

Wed
21
Jun
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View’s annual food drive donations up

Banks see 600 lb. increase over previous year

The West Valley View’s 12th annual food drive has ended with a total of 2,724 pounds of food being donated to local food banks.

This year’s total surpasses last year’s of 2,122 pounds, which was a major decrease from the year previous at 4,204 pounds of food collected.

Wed
21
Jun
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Medical pot in Tolleson?

Council passes rezoning of land near 83rd Avenue, McDowell Road

Developers of a piece of land in the northern section of Tolleson received approval to continue the process of bringing a medical marijuana dispensary to the city.

But not without contention.

Wed
21
Jun
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F-35s to resume flights at Luke

BRIG. GEN. BROOK LEONARD, 56th Fighter Wing commander, gives a press conference on the F-35A pause in flight June 16 at Luke Air Force Base. View photo by Jordan Christopher
BRIG. GEN. BROOK LEONARD, 56th Fighter Wing commander, gives a press conference on the F-35A pause in flight June 16 at Luke Air Force Base. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Fighter jets grounded for more than a week

The Air Force’s F-35 fighter jets are expected to be flying in the skies above the West Valley again today after the planes at Luke Air Force Base were grounded for 11 days when pilots reported problems with the plane’s oxygen system.

Wed
21
Jun
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Shooting complex to close for summer

Joe Foss in Buckeye seeks new operator

Shooting enthusiasts will have to look for another venue to practice at with the announcement that a Buckeye shooting facility will temporarily close.

Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park will close June 25 while the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department negotiates a contract with a potential new operator, according to a release.

Wed
21
Jun
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Tolleson OKs $63M tentative budget

City coffers increase by $9 million over last year

Improvements to a street in Tolleson take up a portion of the city’s $9 million increase to its budget for the upcoming year.

The Tolleson City Council unanimously approved its tentative budget of about $63 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year on May 30.

Tue
20
Jun

UPDATE: Boy dies after bathtub incident in Buckeye

A 1-year-old boy died at the hospital after being found in a bathtub at a home in Buckeye this afternoon, according to police.

The incident happened in the area west of Miller and Lower Buckeye roads before 5:30 p.m.

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