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12
Apr

Police issue sex offender notice

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

Mark Anthony DeGeorge, 25, is living at a home in the 1000 block of East Monroe Avenue in Buckeye, police said.

DeGeorge is not wanted by any law enforcement agency, said Detective Tamela Skaggs, a police spokeswoman.

Wed
12
Apr

Goodyear gears up for run-off election

One Goodyear City Council seat is still up for grabs as the March 14 election resulted in a run-off.

Sara Gilligan and Brannon Hampton will compete for the last open council seat. Unlike the previous election, a majority vote is not needed in order to win the seat. Instead, whoever receives the most votes will win the four-year spot on the Goodyear City Council.

Wed
12
Apr

World War II aircraft displayed in Goodyear

Wings of Freedom Tour to land at airport Thurs.-Sun.

Four World War II-era bomber and fighter aircraft will be available for tours when the Wings of Freedom Tour lands in Goodyear.

Wed
12
Apr
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Tolleson police officers equipped with body cameras

TOLLESON Police Officer Erden Jakupi models a body camera last month. The department recently outfitted all of its officers with the recording devices. View photo by Jordan Christopher
TOLLESON Police Officer Erden Jakupi models a body camera last month. The department recently outfitted all of its officers with the recording devices. View photo by Jordan Christopher

The last time the Tolleson Police Department used any sort of cameras to record calls for service, VHS tapes were still around.

Now, officers are being equipped with digital body cameras that store data in the cloud.

As body cameras became more common among police departments in the last few years, Tolleson let other agencies test them out and work out any kinks, Police Chief Wayne Booher said.

Wed
12
Apr
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EMCC celebrates 25 years

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE in Avondale is celebrating its 25th anniversary. View photo by Jordan Christopher
ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE in Avondale is celebrating its 25th anniversary. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Avondale campus has developed with community since opening in 1992

When Estrella Mountain Community College opened in Avondale in 1992, there was just empty land around a campus with three buildings.

Over the years, the city grew around the Dysart Road campus, which has grown to nine buildings as it celebrates its silver anniversary year.

Wed
12
Apr

KPS Global opens new location in Goodyear

Refrigeration insulation manufacturer invests more than $2.3 million into former Suntech facility

KPS Global opened its new Goodyear manufacturing facility, 3801 S. Cotton Lane in Goodyear, December 2016 with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 26, bringing more money and jobs to the West Valley.

Wed
12
Apr

2 W.V. Larry H. Miller dealerships win awards

Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Avondale and Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Avondale earned the 2017 Fiat Chrysler Customer First Award for Excellence.

To win the award, the dealerships had to achieve the following core pillars:

Facility — Customers consistently find dealerships to be clean, convenient and comfortable. Facilities are certified every six months.

Mon
10
Apr

Waddell man accused of impersonating officer

A Waddell man has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of impersonating a peace officer, officials said.

David Heppler, 40, was arrested March 30 after Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at his home and found a large amount of badges, police clothing and hats, patches, guns, bullet proof vests, tasers, radios, scanners, handcuffs, duty belts, uniforms, and other tactical items, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Mon
10
Apr

Avondale police seek 3 men after shootings

An Avondale man was shot after he attempted to intervene to prevent an attempted robbery of a neighbor’s home, according to Avondale police.

The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. April 8 in the area of North 112th Avenue and West Garfield Street in Avondale, according to police.

Authorities said the adult male victim was transferred to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injures.

Fri
07
Apr

Shooting threat against Millennium H.S. ‘not credible,’ police say

Police are calling an alleged shooting threat made over social media Thursday at Millennium High School in Goodyear not credible, said Lisa Kutis, Goodyear police spokeswoman.

The juvenile suspected of circulating the social media post has been arrested for disrupting an educational institution, she said.

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