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$180 million UPS facility coming to Goodyear

United Parcel Service Inc., the world’s largest package delivery company, announced its plans June 1 for a new $180 million regional processing hub in Goodyear.

We’re thrilled about this announcement,” Goodyear City Councilwoman Joanne Osborne said at the June 5 council meeting. “We’re becoming the transportation hub and the logistics hub that these corporations need.”

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Juneteenth to be observed at EMCC

For the first time, Estrella Mountain Community College is staging a celebration of Juneteenth, which marks a historical event that dates back to 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that the Civil War was over and enslaved people were free.

Afternoon and evening events are set for June 19at the campus at 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

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Maricopa County to approve $2.49 billion budget

Maricopa County supervisors are expected to approve a $2.49 billion budget that allocates 53 percent of spending over the next year to public safety and criminal justice.

The budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1 got tentative approval last month and will be considered for final approval by supervisors at their meeting next week.

The 2017-18 budget is up from the previous year’s budget of $2.356 billion.

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Buckeye approves $222.5 million budget

City to focus on capital improvement projects next fiscal year

Revitalizing Buckeye is a big part of the city’s budget for the upcoming year.

The City Council approved a tentative budget of $222.5 million for fiscal year 2017-18, an increase of $27.6 million from last year.

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UPDATE: MCSO identifies man who died after collision in Avondale

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Daniel Catalan, 22, died from injuries he sustained in a collision near Indian School Road and 113th Avenue on June 12. Photo by MCSO.

A man died June 12 after a collision in Avondale, according to officials.

The crash occurred after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Indian School Road and 113th Avenue.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a westbound vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and collided with an eastbound vehicle, causing serious damage to the passenger side of the westbound vehicle.

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Truck runs off side of I-10

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A semi-truck ran off the side of westbound Interstate 10, west of 99th Avenue on June 12. Photo by Arizona Department of Transportation.

A truck drove off the side of Interstate 10 this morning, sending the driver to the hospital, according to a highway official.

The incident involved one vehicle and occurred at about 9:15 a.m. on westbound Interstate 10 near 99th Avenue.

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Toddler nearly drowns in Buckeye

An 18-month-old child is in stable condition after falling into a pool June 10 in Buckeye, according to police.

The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of 256th Drive and Lower Buckeye Road, west of Miller Road.

Fri
09
Jun

Woman injured after vehicle rolls over in Tonopah

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A woman's vehicle rolled over in Tonopah Friday afternoon. She was flown to Abrazo West Campus in critical condition. Photo by Buckeye Valley Fire District.

A woman was flown to a Goodyear hospital after her vehicle rolled over on Interstate 10 in Tonopah, according to an official.

The rollover happened at about 1:30 p.m. today near 355th Avenue.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a female driver heading westbound lost control of her vehicle and ran off the north side of the road, coming to rest on the driver’s side.

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Buckeye police officers cleared in 2016 shooting

Police released body camera video of a deadly shooting last year involving Buckeye officers after the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.

The MCAO delayed releasing the video until the case was resolved. Officials found the officers did not commit any actions warranting criminal prosecution, according to a clearance letter dated May 30 from the MCAO.

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Jun

Smoke from dumpster fire sends Tolleson employees home

Officials closed Tolleson City Hall Wednesday afternoon after a dumpster fire spread smoke into the building, according to a fire chief.

The fire happened before 2 p.m. June 7 on the grounds of City Hall. Tolleson Fire Department Chief George Good said the dumpster was a commercial roll-off type and contained construction debris.

Crews contained the fire to the dumpster. Some smoke entered the building.

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