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Buckeye men face charges for drug, weapons offenses

Three Buckeye men were arrested last week and booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail in connection to drug and weapons offenses, police said.

Jeremy Clark, 26, was arrested Jan. 17 after police responded to a home near Watson and Yuma roads in reference to a sex offender verification.

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Lewis inmate dies; foul play suspected

 

The death of an inmate at the Arizona State Prison Complex — Lewis in Buckeye is being investigated as a homicide, officials said.

Joseph Wozny, 31, was found unresponsive Jan. 6 in his assigned housing unit at the prison, according to a press release by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

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W.V. grower distributing strawberries

STRAWBERRY Production Consultant Thomas Flewell holds a freshly picked ripe organic strawberry Jan. 11 at Duncan Family Farms in Goodyear. Duncan Family Farms is now distributing its organic berries under its own brand at grocery stores throughout the Valley. View photo by Jordan Christopher
STRAWBERRY Production Consultant Thomas Flewell holds a freshly picked ripe organic strawberry Jan. 11 at Duncan Family Farms in Goodyear. Duncan Family Farms is now distributing its organic berries under its own brand at grocery stores throughout the Valley. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Duncan Family Farms’ organic produce being sold under its own label in Valley

A West Valley produce grower is making a name for itself in local grocery aisles with its own branded version of organic strawberries.

Duncan Family Farms in Goodyear has been shipping the fruit to Valley stores under its own label for the first time this year, according to Patty Emmert, the company’s specialty crop manager.

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Litchfield Park city center moves forward

MAYOR TOM SCHOAF explains expenses and reserves as he addresses the community Jan. 21 during Litchfield Park’s State of the City address. View photo by Ray Thomas
MAYOR TOM SCHOAF explains expenses and reserves as he addresses the community Jan. 21 during Litchfield Park’s State of the City address. View photo by Ray Thomas

Development plans at center of mayor’s State of City address

Litchfield Park has completed acquisition of land around City Hall for the development of a project that Mayor Tom Schoaf said will create a “vibrant and upbeat” city center that will help generate tax revenues.

The city center project was among several developments discussed during Schoaf’s annual State of the City address on Jan. 21.

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Avondale apartment a total loss after early morning fire

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An Avondale apartment unit near Central Avenue and Van Buren Street was a total loss after an early morning fire today.

An Avondale apartment unit is a total loss after an early morning fire today at the Las Casitas Apartments near Central Avenue and Van Buren Street, officials said.

Firefighters responded at about 2:35 a.m. to the complex at 1408 N. Central Ave. in Avondale, said Division Chief Ben Avitia, a spokesman with Avondale Fire-Rescue.

Firefighters from Avondale, Goodyear and Tolleson had the fire contained within 30 minutes, but the unit had a significant amount of damage, Avitia said.

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12-year-old boy dies in head-on crash in Goodyear


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A 12-year-old Litchfield Park boy died Jan. 13 after two vehicles crashed head-on near 147th Avenue and Camelback Road in Goodyear, officials said.

A Chevrolet Impala and a Jeep were involved in the collision at about 6 p.m., said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman with the Goodyear Police Department.

The boy, identified as Gavin Garcia, was a passenger in the back seat of the Jeep, Kutis said.

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Man found dead in irrigation canal in Harquahala Valley in apparent accident

 

A man in his 40s was found dead after a possible accident in a field this morning near 491st Avenue and Courthouse Road in Harquahala Valley, officials said.

Deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area at about 7:10 a.m. after it was reported a man was stuck in an alfalfa field he had been irrigating, said Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez, a spokesman with MCSO.

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Goodyear woman pleads guilty to murder of 2-year-old daughter

A Goodyear woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the first-degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter in August 2014, Maricopa County Court officials said.

Phoeteama Neal, 30, was accused of drowning the toddler on Aug. 18, 2014, in a bathtub in her apartment near Pebble Creek Parkway and Indian School Road in Goodyear, court records state.

The girl was airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and later died after she was taken off life support, records state.

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Man in stolen vehicle case hospitalized after crash in Litchfield

A man was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an allegedly stolen car crashed at about 1:15 a.m. Jan. 14 in Litchfield Park.

According to the Goodyear Police Department, a man took a car that was running from the parking lot at the Walgreens at 3361 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

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Buckeye Days celebrates western heritage

STEERS ARE DRIVEN DOWN MAINSTREET by Honeycutt Rodeo cowboys during last year’s Buckeye Days celebration. This year’s event will kick off Saturday and continue the following weekend. View photo by Jordan Christopher
STEERS ARE DRIVEN DOWN MAINSTREET by Honeycutt Rodeo cowboys during last year’s Buckeye Days celebration. This year’s event will kick off Saturday and continue the following weekend. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Cattle drive, rodeo, festival among events over 2 weekends

A cattle drive, rodeo and western show will be highlights when Buckeye celebrates its western heritage during two weekends of events.

The sixth annual Buckeye Days starts Saturday and continues Jan. 27-29 at various locations in Buckeye.

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