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05
Apr
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Pump track to be featured at annual KidFest

Avondale event includes opening of splash pad

WHAT:KidFest.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Friendship Park, 12325 W. McDowell Road, Avondale
COST: Free
INFO: avondalekidfest.com or 623-333-2400

Wed
05
Apr
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EMCC play explores love, relationships

Cast helps create 100 characters featured in dozens of vignettes

WHAT: Love and Information
WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, 3 and 7 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Performing Arts Center, Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale
COST: Free

Wed
05
Apr

Flying in luxury

PASSENGERS BOARD a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor airplane named the “Tin Goose” March 23 at Phoenix Goodyear Airport. View photo by Jordan Christopher
PASSENGERS BOARD a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor airplane named the “Tin Goose” March 23 at Phoenix Goodyear Airport. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Antique aircraft lands in Goodyear

Flying in a plane didn’t always mean arriving at the airport two hours before departure, wearing your finest sweat pants and circulation socks, and being patted down by a Transportation Security Administration agent. Flying used to be a vacation itself with passengers dressing to the nines.

Tue
04
Apr
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#GLMFest

Local talent to perform at Goodyear’s Lakeside Music Fest

Fri
31
Mar
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Police name suspect in fatal Avondale shooting


Police are investigating after one man was shot dead Thursday night in a Fry's parking lot in Avondale. Photo by KPHO/KTVK

Police have identified the suspect in a fatal shooting in a Fry’s parking lot in Avondale as Manuel Morales-Estrada, 29, officials said.

Morales-Estrada allegedly shot and killed a man just before 10 p.m. Thursday in the shopping center at Avondale Boulevard and Buckeye Road, said Officer Ray Emmett, a spokesman with the Avondale Police Department.

The victim was identified as Erick Dominguez, 23, Emmett said.

When officers responded to the shopping center for reports of shots fired, they found shell casings in the parking lot, he said.

Witnesses reported several vehicles and people involved in the incident had fled the scene, Emmett said.

Dominguez, who was shot once in the torso with a handgun, was driven to a nearby fire station by his brother, he said.

He was transported to a local hospital, where he died in surgery, Emmett said.

No other injuries were reported, he said.

Fri
31
Mar

High-speed chase near Buckeye ends in 2 arrests

Two men are facing multiple charges after they were arrested following a high-speed chase near Buckeye, according to authorities.

The Department of Public Safety said the incident occurred after 7 a.m. Monday when a state trooper attempted to stop an SUV going northbound on State Route 85 for a traffic violation.

In an attempt to elude the trooper, the driver made a U-turn and fled southbound on the highway, then drove the vehicle into the desert, where the driver and a passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot, authorities said.

Wed
29
Mar
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People illegally shooting near Verrado golf course

A group of golfers in Buckeye recently had to take cover — not from flying golf balls, but stray bullets — and police said it’s becoming a common problem.

The Buckeye Police Department has received several calls regarding shooting toward the new Victory at Verrado Golf Course, north of Indian School Road between Verrado Way and Tuthill Road, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

During a recent incident, several golfers had to take shelter behind a bathroom to avoid being shot.

Four people found shooting toward the golf course face endangerment and weapon-related charges, and their guns were seized.

Police have received several reports of people shooting in the desert area along Tuthill between Missouri and Maryland avenues into a 20-foot berm facing the golf course, the post states.

Wed
29
Mar
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Man wanted in alleged contractor schemes in Goodyear

A Phoenix man was added to the most wanted list for unlicensed contractors after allegedly scamming homeowners out of more than $87,000, including some in Goodyear, officials said.

Robert Green, 36, is wanted for alleged fraudulent schemes in Goodyear, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe, according to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Wed
29
Mar
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Avondale Kohl’s evacuated after alleged shoplifter found with suspicious device

A Kohl’s store in Avondale was evacuated March 22 after an alleged shoplifter was found with a “suspicious device,” officials said.

Police responded at about 2 p.m. to the store near Dysart and McDowell roads for a reported shoplifting, said Sgt. Thomas Alt, a spokesman with the Avondale Police Department.

Wed
29
Mar
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Buckeye mayor pledges to improve water billing

BUCKEYE MAYOR Jackie Meck speaks Tuesday morning during the 2017 State of the City event at the Palo Verde Energy Education Center in Buckeye. View photo by Jordan Christopher
BUCKEYE MAYOR Jackie Meck speaks Tuesday morning during the 2017 State of the City event at the Palo Verde Energy Education Center in Buckeye. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Jackie Meck delivers State of the City address

The mayor of Buckeye is acknowledging there is still work to do to improve the city’s water billing system after several months when disputed water bills created a controversy in the city.

Mayor Jackie Meck made the comment Tuesday at the beginning of his annual State of the City address.

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