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Liberty super gets vote of confidence

School board supports district leader despite parents’ complaints

The Liberty Elementary School Board has given a vote of confidence to its superintendent, who has been the subject of criticism by a group of parents who claim he is mismanaging the district.

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Roger Klingler named Buckeye city manager

After serving as an interim for seven months, Roger Klingler has been named Buckeye’s city manager.

The City Council approved the appointment at its March 7 meeting.

Klingler had been assistant city manager for two years before Stephen Cleveland resigned in August 2016 after seven years in the job.

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15
Mar
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Liberty files request for water, sewer rate hikes

Liberty Utilities has filed an application for increases in rates for customers served by Litchfield Park Water and Sewer that could show up on bills in 2018.

The increase is necessary to reflect the costs of doing business, according to Matthew Garlick, president of Liberty Utilities-Arizona.

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15
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West Valley recognized for support of Luke AFB

Region named ‘Great American Defense Community’

Luke Air Force Base officials have long touted the support of the West Valley as one of the base’s biggest assets, and now that partnership is being recognized on a national level.

The West Valley region was recently named a “Great American Defense Community” by the Association of Defense Communities, a nonprofit that represents areas with a significant military presence.

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15
Mar

Build it and they will come

AN ARTIST’S RENDERING shows what Marionneaux Elementary will look like once built. The newest school in the Buckeye Elementary School District is under construction at Roeser Road and 238th Lane in Buckeye, and is expected to open for the 2017-18 school year. Submitted rendering
AN ARTIST’S RENDERING shows what Marionneaux Elementary will look like once built. The newest school in the Buckeye Elementary School District is under construction at Roeser Road and 238th Lane in Buckeye, and is expected to open for the 2017-18 school year. Submitted rendering

New elementary school under construction in Buckeye

It looks harder to say than it actually is, Marionneaux Elementary — pronounced Mary-in-no — is the newest addition being built in the Buckeye Elementary School District, and will be as unique as its name.

The 15-acre campus on Roeser Road and 238th Lane in Buckeye broke ground Oct. 4, 2016, and is still in the construction phase. It is scheduled to be up and running by the 2017-18 school year beginning in August.

Fri
10
Mar
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Crime spree involving 6 suspects ends in West Valley

A crime spree that started early Friday morning and traveled throughout Phoenix and Glendale ended up in the West Valley at 107th Avenue and Camelback Road, officials said.

It started at about 1 a.m. at 55th Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix when six people in a Chevrolet Tahoe confronted some people at Marivue Park, said Lt. Wayne Dillon, a spokesman with the Phoenix Police Department.

At least two of those suspects had guns. One of them had a shotgun. One of them had a handgun,” Dillon said.

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10
Mar
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Liberty superintendent gets vote of confidence

School board supports Rogers despite complaints from parents

The Liberty Elementary School Board has given a vote of confidence to its superintendent, who has been the subject of criticism by a group of parents who claim he is mismanaging the district.

The 3-1 vote of support for Superintendent Andrew Rogers came during a special board meeting Thursday night after the board spent almost two hours in executive session.

Wed
08
Mar
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Unsafe levels of lead found in drinking water at Tolleson Union High School

A program launched earlier this year to test for lead in drinking water at schools across Arizona found that samples from Tolleson Union High School were higher than recommended levels.

Screenings were conducted Jan. 28 at the campus by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and school officials were notified March 3 about the issue.

Wed
08
Mar
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Police seek help identifying robbery suspect

Phoenix police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect in a Feb. 18 armed robbery at a smoke shop in west Phoenix.

Just before 10 p.m., a man walked into the High City Smoke Shop, 8350 W. Lower Buckeye Road, pointed a black long-gun at the store’s clerk and demanded all of the money from the register, police said.

Wed
08
Mar

Buckeye Police issue sex offender notice

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

Silvestre Hernandez, 27, is living at a home in the 21500 block of West Durango Street, southwest of Verrado Way and Yuma Road, police said.

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

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