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Search continues for missing Buckeye boy


Community members helped search Wednesday morning for a Buckeye boy missing since Sunday night.

The mother of a missing Buckeye boy made a public plea today asking him to return home.

Crystal Wilson spoke out for the first time since her son Jesse went missing Sunday night, and told him that he’s not in trouble.

Your sister and your brother love you so much,” she said. “I love you so much.”

Thu
21
Jul
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Perryville inmate dies at Goodyear hospital

An 18-year-old inmate from Perryville Prison in Goodyear died Wednesday at a West Valley hospital, officials said.

Mariam Abdullah was admitted to Abrazo West Campus Tuesday night after prison staff found her unresponsive in her cell from an apparent suicide attempt, according to a press release by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Staff performed life-saving measures until paramedics arrived, the release stated.

Thu
21
Jul
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Avondale man shot outside home

A 45-year-old man was shot early Thursday morning outside his house near Central Avenue and Harrison Drive in Avondale, officials said.

Officers responded at about 2:30 a.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his arm, said Sgt. Mathew Hintz, a spokesman with the Avondale Police Department.

Four unidentified suspects approached the victim in front of his house and shot him during an altercation, Hintz said.

Wed
20
Jul
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Toddlers rescued from cars in 2 incidents in Avondale

Firefighters responded to two calls Tuesday regarding toddlers who were locked inside vehicles in Avondale, officials said.

A 3-year-old boy was rescued from a hot car at about 1:30 p.m. after being trapped inside for 20 minutes at the Avondale Family Health Centre near Van Buren Street and Eliseo Felix Jr. Way in Avondale, said Division Chief Ben Avitia, a spokesman with Avondale Fire and Medical.

Wed
20
Jul

Seeing red (wagons)

REX TAYLOR of Litchfield Park pauses next to his wagon last July during the Red Wagon Brigade and Pioneer Celebration hosted by the LDS Goodyear stake. The church is holding an event Saturday in Litchfield Park to attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most toy red wagons in a parade. View photo by Jordan Christopher
REX TAYLOR of Litchfield Park pauses next to his wagon last July during the Red Wagon Brigade and Pioneer Celebration hosted by the LDS Goodyear stake. The church is holding an event Saturday in Litchfield Park to attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most toy red wagons in a parade. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Goodyear church aims to break Guinness World Record while helping community

Attempting to break a world record is only a plus for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Goodyear Stake.

The church is hosting the annual Pioneer Celebration and parade in Litchfield Park. It encourages community members to participate in not only celebrating their pioneer heritage and a canned food drive, but to also take part in the Red Wagon Brigade.

Wed
20
Jul
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Toy designed for child cancer patients

SMILES & SUNSHINE FOUNDATION FOUNDER BOBI TICE, left, Halle LuLu creator Deanna McCammon and her niece and namesake, 8-year-old Halle Dougherty, arrange Halle LuLu dolls last spring. McCammon created the line of dolls with removable hair for children fighting cancer. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
SMILES & SUNSHINE FOUNDATION FOUNDER BOBI TICE, left, Halle LuLu creator Deanna McCammon and her niece and namesake, 8-year-old Halle Dougherty, arrange Halle LuLu dolls last spring. McCammon created the line of dolls with removable hair for children fighting cancer. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Waddell woman creates doll with removable hairpiece

A Waddell woman’s grandmother inspired her mission to put special rag dolls into the hands of children with cancer.

Deanna McCammon said children going to the hospital for cancer treatments will identify with the Halle LuLu dolls she created because they have a hairpiece that can be removed.

Wed
20
Jul
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Mrs. Todd goes to Wash.

CHERYL TODD of Litchfield Park speaks July 8 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The gun store owner and national radio show host is part of the DC Project, an initiative that brings women face to face with Washington legislators to discuss the Second Amendment. Submitted photo
CHERYL TODD of Litchfield Park speaks July 8 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The gun store owner and national radio show host is part of the DC Project, an initiative that brings women face to face with Washington legislators to discuss the Second Amendment. Submitted photo

Avondale business owner, radio host visits legislators for talks on Second Amendment preservation

Cheryl Todd is not undecided when it comes to the Second Amendment. She owns a gun shop in Avondale, and hosts a national radio show dedicated to educating and informing the public on gun rights and safety, and has made it her mission to protect and defend the Second Amendment.

With the help of the DC Project, she’s taking her mission to the political arena — Washington, D.C.

Wed
20
Jul

Gotta Catch ’Em All

STEVEN FIGUEROA, left, 14, and Raymond Aispuro, 13, both of Avondale, play Pokemon Go July 18 at Goodyear Community Park. View photo by Jordan Christopher
STEVEN FIGUEROA, left, 14, and Raymond Aispuro, 13, both of Avondale, play Pokemon Go July 18 at Goodyear Community Park. View photo by Jordan Christopher

West Valley View joins in Pokémon Go craze

Pokémon is back, although some would argue it never left.

Pokémon Go is an app that is spreading like wildfire on cell phones, taking gaming to another level.

Wed
20
Jul
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Meet the Litchfield Park candidates

1 newcomer, 2 incumbents running for 3 seats in uncontested City Council race

There will be no contest for the Litchfield Park City Council in this year’s election — three candidates are running for three seats.

Wed
20
Jul
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Luke AFB welcomes new wing commander

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAJ. GEN. James Hecker, left, hands incoming commander Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard the 56th Fighter Wing flag as outgoing commander Brig. Gen.  Scott Pleus prepares to move on to a new mission at the 56th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MAJ. GEN. James Hecker, left, hands incoming commander Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard the 56th Fighter Wing flag as outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus prepares to move on to a new mission at the 56th Fighter Wing Change of Command Ceremony July 13 at Luke Air Force Base. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Base holds change of command ceremony July 13

Twenty-two years ago, Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard trained on the F-16 at Luke Air Force Base. Now, he’s the leader of the entire 56th Fighter Wing.

Leonard took control of the Glendale base from outgoing wing commander Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus during a July 13 ceremony. Change of command takes place every two years.

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