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Tue
16
May
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ELECTION: Goodyear City Council runoff results

 

The final two Goodyear City Council candidates faced off in today's runoff election.

Sara Gilligan and Brannon Hampton competed to fill the remaining four-year council seat.

Unlike the March 14 primary election that required a majority vote, a candidate wins the general election by receiving the most amount of votes.

The following is unofficial results from the Maricopa County Elections Department:

 

Mon
15
May
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UPDATE: MCSO seeks attempted kidnapping suspect in Rainbow Valley

Authorities are looking for a male suspect after an attempted kidnapping Monday morning.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy near the 20400 block of West Carver Road in Rainbow Valley, south of MC85 and Jackrabbit Trail.

Sun
14
May
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6-year-old boy drowns in pool in Avondale

A 6-year-old boy drowned Saturday night at an Avondale home, according to police.

At about 6:30 p.m., the Avondale Police Department responded to a call in the 2200 block of North 105th Drive, where a boy had drowned during a family party.

There were multiple adults and children at the pool at the time but somehow nobody saw him go under,” Officer Ray Emmett said in an email. “Somebody finally noticed him in the pool and pulled him out.”

Fri
12
May
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Detectives find letters at home of West Valley teacher

Local authorities discovered writings from a West Valley teacher in which she said she had rules to follow, according to court documents.

Trivium Preparatory Academy teacher Jennifer Eckert, 49, was shot and killed in her Buckeye home May 7. Police arrested her husband, Kenneth Eckert, on suspicion of murder after he would not tell police what had happened prior to calling 911, police said.

According to a probable cause statement, Kenneth Eckert called 911 to report an accidental shooting.

Thu
11
May
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DPS: One driver dead after semi truck collision in Buckeye

Semi truck collision
Two semi trucks collided in Buckeye May 11 along State Route 85, killing one of the drivers. Photo by Arizona Department of Public Safety.

A semi truck driver has died after a collision between vehicles sparked a fire and closed a portion of State Route 85 in Buckeye, according to a state highway official.

The incident occurred at about 11:40 a.m. May 11 on SR85 near Baseline Road.

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr, two semi trucks collided, causing them to catch fire.

Wed
10
May
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Woman killed in Buckeye identified as W.V. teacher

A Buckeye woman who was found shot dead at her home has been identified as a Trivium Prep teacher.

Jennifer Eckert, 49, was allegedly shot and killed May 7 by her husband, Kenneth Eckert, police said.

In a letter to families of Trivium Preparatory Academy students, Headmaster Heidi Vasiloff identified Jennifer Eckert as a Latin teacher and the dean of students at the school.

“This loss hits us hard, and certainly the most impacted will be our children,” Vasiloff said. “Mrs. Eckert was loved by all of us, and her students especially radiated her unique passion back and deeply connected with her. She had a tremendous impact upon everyone she encountered here at Trivium.”

Trivium Prep is a charter school in Goodyear, north of Interstate 10 on Bullard Avenue.

Wed
10
May

Runoff election to fill empty seat

The last remaining seat on the Goodyear City Council will be filled May 16 after the final ballots are counted.

Sara Gilligan and Brannon Hampton are competing for the open council seat. Whoever receives the most votes will win the four-year spot on the council.

The run-off election is being conducted the same way as the March 14 primary election with all ballots being mailed. Voting ends May 16.

Wed
10
May

Foster Farms announces recall

Foster Poultry Farms is recalling 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic.

The 5-pound bags containing 20 pieces of “Foster Farms breaded chicken breast patties with rib meat,” which were produced Feb. 15, 2017, and have a “best by” date of Feb. 15, 2018, and bear the establishment number P-33901 inside the USDA mark of inspection, are subject to recall.

Wed
10
May

Buckeye holding public meetings on budget

Buckeye residents are invited to three community outreach meetings this month for the city’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget.

The Buckeye city manager and finance director will present identical information at each meeting. Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions during an open discussion after the formal presentation.

To learn more about Buckeye’s finances, visit buckeyeaz.gov/finances.

Wed
10
May
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Goodyear’s SkateFest rolling in Friday

Skateboard enthusiasts have the opportunity to skate the night away at Goodyear’s SkateFest where experienced and new skateboarders alike can enjoy living life on wheels.

SkateFest will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Goodyear Skate Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

It’s fun to go skate, to watch it and to be a part of the community in general,” said Trent Martin, part owner of Cowtown Skateboards.

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