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UPDATE: Charges submitted against boys who allegedly handed out pills to classmates

Police are submitting charges against two 13-year-old boys who allegedly gave their classmates various prescription drugs Tuesday at a Goodyear elementary school, officials said.

Possible charges include possession of prescription drugs, a misdemeanor, and transfer of prescription drugs and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone, both felonies, said Lisa Kutis, a spokeswoman for the Goodyear Police Department.

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Primary push comes to AZ

State Republicans, Dems make their choice in March Presidential Preference Election

The presidential campaign comes to Arizona in March when voters get a chance to express their preference for candidates seeking the Republican and Democratic nominations.

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Buckeye offers drop-off box to dispose of prescriptions

A DROP-OFF BOX for unwanted prescription medicine can be found at the Sundance Crossings Police Department in Buckeye. View photo by Jordan Christopher
A DROP-OFF BOX for unwanted prescription medicine can be found at the Sundance Crossings Police Department in Buckeye. View photo by Jordan Christopher

The Buckeye Police Department has created a prescription drop-off box for the safe disposal of unwanted medications and to keep them out of the hands of illegal users.

The box is at the Sundance Crossings Police Department at 21699 W. Yuma Road, Suite 104, in Buckeye.

The public can drop off unwanted medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

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Buckeye paramedics making house calls

BUCKEYE FIREFIGHTER JIM HELMS takes Luinda White’s blood pressure Dec. 17 in her Buckeye home, while Buckeye Fire Capt. Martin Meece asks evaluating questions as part of a new program to decrease hospital readmissions. View photo by Jordan Christopher
BUCKEYE FIREFIGHTER JIM HELMS takes Luinda White’s blood pressure Dec. 17 in her Buckeye home, while Buckeye Fire Capt. Martin Meece asks evaluating questions as part of a new program to decrease hospital readmissions. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Pilot program to keep patients from returning to hospital

In August 2015, Buckeye resident Luinda White, 78, thought she had the flu, but ended up in the hospital with pneumonia.

Shortly after her release, she started having heart problems. Despite multiple tests, her cardiologist couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

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Firefighters keep busy in new park

FIREFIGHTERS with the Buckeye Fire Department help a woman down a trail Feb. 19 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye after she broke her ankle. Submitted photo
FIREFIGHTERS with the Buckeye Fire Department help a woman down a trail Feb. 19 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye after she broke her ankle. Submitted photo

Crews respond to 7 rescue calls at Skyline Regional Park since January

It’s already been a busy year for rescues at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye.

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Buckeye police officer faces assault charge after off-duty altercation

The Goodyear Police Department is recommending charges of assault and disorderly conduct against a Buckeye police officer and another man regarding a Nov. 28, 2015, incident in Buckeye, records state.

Lt. Jared Griffith and Buckeye resident Douglas Lovell allegedly had a physical altercation while attending a party in the Verrado community, records state.

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Art and Wine Festival set for Saturday in Litchfield Park

An event that combines art and wine-tasting will have a garden party atmosphere when the Litchfield Park Art and Wine Festival sets up in downtown Litchfield Park.

The 18th annual festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Old Litchfield Road and Wigwam Boulevard in Litchfield Park. Admission and parking are free.

We close the streets of downtown Litchfield Park to make room for a little more than 200 booths,” said Candy Vermillion, who organizes the event.

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Residents oppose new road

GRAVEL sits between the Compass Church parking lot and 161st Avenue in Goodyear. The church is asking the city to connect the two to ease traffic during Sunday services and other events, but residents of Wade Acres oppose the plan as 161st Avenue is the only road into their neighborhood. View photo by Jordan Christopher
GRAVEL sits between the Compass Church parking lot and 161st Avenue in Goodyear. The church is asking the city to connect the two to ease traffic during Sunday services and other events, but residents of Wade Acres oppose the plan as 161st Avenue is the only road into their neighborhood. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Church cites need for additional exit to keep up with growth

What happens when a quiet neighborhood street is asked to give way to nearby commercial development?

Although not an uncommon occurrence, several residents of Wade Acres, an urban agricultural zoned neighborhood near Van Buren Street and 161st Avenue in Goodyear, are passionately in opposition.

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Painting the towns

ARTIST TAL DVIR coordinates and paints a fanciful mural Jan. 31 at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center swimming pool. View photo by Ray Thomas
ARTIST TAL DVIR coordinates and paints a fanciful mural Jan. 31 at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center swimming pool. View photo by Ray Thomas

West Valley mural project will bring art to public spaces

Professional artists and student apprentices will be painting the towns in the West Valley as a mural project creates art in public spaces.

Work has begun on the West Valley Arts Council’s Mural Project with a painting at the Litchfield Park Recreation Center. Murals are also being planned for Avondale and Goodyear.

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Survey rates Goodyear

Residents asked about community’s livability

The results of Goodyear’s 2015 Citizen Survey are out and the ratings are largely similar to those in the 2014 survey.

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