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31
Oct
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A living nightmare

CHRIS BROWN describes the domestic abuse she endured during her 10-year marriage Oct. 17 in her West Valley home. View photo by David Weibel
CHRIS BROWN describes the domestic abuse she endured during her 10-year marriage Oct. 17 in her West Valley home. View photo by David Weibel
West Valley woman overcomes domestic violence
 

WestValley resident Chris Brown, 41, has been in a healthy, loving marriage for seven years, but the thought of her ex-husband being released from prison still sends chills down her spine.

He’s not serving time for the horrific abuse she endured during their 10-year marriage; he’s incarcerated for unrelated charges of dangerous drugs, stolen rental property and concealed weapons.

Brown’s story of domestic violence is straight out of a horror film, though, and she just barely escaped death on multiple occasions.

Fri
31
Oct
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Avondale P.D. issues sex offender notice

Avondale police have issued a public alert about a registered sex offender who has moved into the city.

Paul Schreiner, 31, is living at a home in the 10400 block of West Granada Road, south of Encanto Boulevard and west of 103rd Avenue, police said.

Schreiner is not wanted by any law enforcement agency, said Sgt. Brandon Busse, a police spokesman.

In 2004, Schreiner was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a minor in Lancaster County District Court. He was sentenced to one year in jail.

In 2006, Schreiner violated his probation release and was sentenced to nine years in the Nebraska Department of Corrections, police said.

His victims were girls between the ages of 11 and 13 years old.

Fri
31
Oct
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Celebrating the dead

PAINTED PLASTIC SKULLS are on display during last year’s Dia de los Muertos event at the Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery in Avondale. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday to honor those who have died. View file photo
PAINTED PLASTIC SKULLS are on display during last year’s Dia de los Muertos event at the Goodyear Farms Historic Cemetery in Avondale. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday to honor those who have died. View file photo
Dia de los Muertos held Saturday in Avondale
 

This weekend, the dead will not only be remembered, but celebrated as well.

Altars will be built, food offered, sugar skulls painted and graves cleaned during Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

The holiday, held Nov. 1-2, is a time to pay homage to ancestors and honor those who have died.

The sixth annual Dia de los Muertos event hosted by West Valley dance group Ballet Folklorico Esperanza will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Goodyear Farms Cemetery, 3800 W. Santa Fe Trail in Avondale.

Ballet Folklorico Esperanza Director Kathi Soria founded the event, which was originally held at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, to bring awareness about the holiday and its history, she said.

Fri
31
Oct
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Litchfield to acquire Scout Park for $985K

Litchfield Park approved a settlement agreement between the city and a landowner Wednesday in a special meeting session.

 The City Council approved a settlement agreement for $985,000 regarding the condemnation of Scout Park and other properties owned by Dragon & Crane Corp. The park is west of Old Litchfield Road, north of Fairway Drive.

Litchfield Park Mayor Tom Schoaf said the city has been in litigation with Dragon & Crane since the council condemned Scout Park and Scout Lodge in 2012.

A city can condemn properties through eminent domain as long as the properties will eventually serve the public. The price is normally set by a judge, but Litchfield Park and Dragon & Crane came to an agreement to settle for a price rather than go forward with court proceedings.

Fri
31
Oct
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Avondale promotes sustainability

GREEN WASTE IS UNLOADED at Duncan Family Farms in the West Valley Wednesday while Avondale Recycling Coordinator Les Miller looks on. View photo by David Weibel
GREEN WASTE IS UNLOADED at Duncan Family Farms in the West Valley Wednesday while Avondale Recycling Coordinator Les Miller looks on. View photo by David Weibel
Multiple recycling events to be held throughout November
 
Avondale has already made efforts in the last few years to be environmentally conscious, and is continuing that path by hosting events and initiatives throughout November to promote conservation and recycling.

The city was named Municipality of the Year recently by the Arizona Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, and Recycling Coordinator Les Miller was also deemed the Solid Waste Recycling Professional of the Year.

Part of that can be attributed to the city’s education efforts when it comes to what residents should and shouldn’t put in their various bins.

“We used to give violations for that and we switched to a softer, gentler approach with cards to let residents know things aren’t allowed in there,” Miller said.

Thu
30
Oct
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Missing hiker found dead in White Tanks

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies have found the body of Cheryl Case, 68, in the White Tank Mountains.

Case was reported missing after she went on a hike at 10 a.m. Monday morning and did not return, officials said.

Case was a California resident.

Detectives are currently on scene investigating the cause of death, said Officer Christopher Hegstrom, a spokesman for the office.

Tue
28
Oct
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Tue
28
Oct
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100 miles in 100 days challenge to begin Sat.

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will begin its “100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge” Saturday.

The program challenges people to hike, bike or ride 100 miles in county parks before Feb. 8, 2015.

Tue
28
Oct
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Phoenix man dies from electrocution in Tolleson

A Phoenix man was electrocuted to death Saturday morning at the Pepsi Co. Gatorade distribution center in Tolleson, officials said.

Henry Naranjo Sr., 62, was changing a light bulb at the distribution center near 104th Avenue and Van Buren Street when the boom lift he was on got too close to a power line, said Sgt. Obed Gaytan, a spokesman for the Tolleson Police Department.

Tue
28
Oct
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Union District schools get grants

MELISSA CARDENAS, left, and Kennedi Truitt, both fourth-graders at Dos Rios Elementary in Tolleson, play a counting game during an after-school program earlier this month.
MELISSA CARDENAS, left, and Kennedi Truitt, both fourth-graders at Dos Rios Elementary in Tolleson, play a counting game during an after-school program earlier this month.

$1M in funding awarded for after-school programs

After-school learning has turned into a treat in the Union Elementary District with the help of two $500,000 grants.

The district’s campuses, Hurley Ranch and Dos Rios elementary schools, were each awarded the funding in the last two years after teachers applied for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

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