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Plane overturns at Buckeye Airport

A PLANE SITS UPSIDE DOWN Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport after flipping over during its landing. Submitted photo
A PLANE SITS UPSIDE DOWN Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport after flipping over during its landing. Submitted photo

The pilot of a single-engine aircraft had non-life-threatening injuries after the plane flipped over Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, 3000 S. Palo Verde Road, Buckeye, officials said.

Police and fire officials responded at about 1:45 p.m. for the report of an aircraft that overturned on the runway, Buckeye police said.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, was treated at the scene and flown to a local hospital, said Capt. Tommy Taylor, a spokesman with the Buckeye Fire Department.

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Dozen animals removed from Glendale property

A Glendale woman faces charges of animal abuse and neglect after 13 animals, including a dead cat, were removed Jan. 10 from her mobile home near 127th and Glendale avenues in Glendale, officials said.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Animal Crimes Unit served a search warrant at the property in the Hacienda Del Sol mobile home park, where they found 11 cats, one dog and a dead cat in a plastic bag, said Sgt. Calbert Gillett, a spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

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Cave Creek man accused of sexual conduct with Avondale girl

A Cave Creek man is facing three counts of sexual conduct with a minor involving a 14-year-old Avondale girl, court records state.

Jeffory Helms, 45, was arrested Jan. 3 and accused of touching the teen on three separate occasions in October and November 2016, records state.

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Phoenix woman pleads guilty to 2012 murder of husband

Victim was son of prominent W. V. businessman

A Phoenix woman pleaded guilty Jan. 11 to the 2012 murder of her husband, the son of a prominent West Valley businessman, officials said.

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Former Goodyear police officer gets 3 years in voyeurism case

A former Goodyear police officer arrested in October 2014 after videotaping women in a tanning salon without their consent was sentenced Jan. 13 to three years in prison and lifetime probation with sex offender terms, according to Maricopa County Superior Court officials.

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Agua Fria District breaks ground on 5th high school

DENNIS RUNYAN, Agua Fria Union High School District superintendent, speaks Jan. 12 at the groundbreaking ceremony for the district’s fifth school, to be built on the northwest corner of Bethany Home and Perryville roads in the West Valley. View photo by Jordan Christopher
DENNIS RUNYAN, Agua Fria Union High School District superintendent, speaks Jan. 12 at the groundbreaking ceremony for the district’s fifth school, to be built on the northwest corner of Bethany Home and Perryville roads in the West Valley. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Campus will be 1st new public W.V. high school in a decade

Nestled on county land at the base of the White Tank Mountains is the site of the West Valley’s next high school, an innovative campus with an opening date of August 2018.

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18
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Trooper shot near Tonopah

DPS officer volunteers at Tonopah Valley H.S.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper who was shot Jan. 12 on Interstate 10 near Tonopah has a longstanding relationship with the far West Valley community, officials said.

Trooper Ed Andersson has volunteered as the varsity volleyball coach and with other athletic programs at Tonopah Valley High School for many years, said Paul Tighe, superintendent of the Saddle Mountain Unified District.

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Art show to feature work by Buckeye teens

Work created by emerging artists attending school in Buckeye will be on display during the first Buckeye Youth Council Art Gala Teen Art Show.

The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of Buckeye City Hall, 530 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye.

All types of art to be exhibited has been done by Buckeye youths ages 13 to 19, according to Elijah Rusk of the Buckeye Youth Council.

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UPDATE: Man who shot DPS trooper near Tonopah identified


DPS Trooper Ed Andersson, seen here coaching the volleyball team at Tonopah Valley High School in November 2015, has volunteered with the school for many years.

The man who shot an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper Jan. 12 on Interstate 10 near Tonopah has been identified as Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, officials said.

He was in the country illegally, but has no known criminal history, DPS Col. Frank Milstead said during a press conference today.

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Plane overturns at Buckeye Municipal Airport


A single-engine aircraft flipped over during landing Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport.

The pilot of a single-engine aircraft had non-life-threatening injuries after the plane flipped over Jan. 14 at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, 3000 S. Palo Verde Road, Buckeye, officials said.

Police and fire officials responded at about 1:45 p.m. for the report of an aircraft that overturned on the runway, Buckeye police said.

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