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06
Jul

Buckeye man sentenced to 18 years in teen’s death

Zakary Howard, 22, was sentenced July 1 in Maricopa County Superior Court to 18 years in prison for the 2015 death of a Buckeye teenager.

Howard pleaded guilty in April to the second-degree murder of 19-year-old Matthew Christensen, and his sentence was part of a plea agreement, according to Maricopa County Superior Court officials.

Wed
06
Jul

Pass to the arts

LISA GALLEGOS of the Tolleson Public Library organizes Culture Passes recently at the library. View photo by Jordan Christopher
LISA GALLEGOS of the Tolleson Public Library organizes Culture Passes recently at the library. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Tolleson Public Library joins Culture Pass program

A library card is already a pass to countless adventures through books, but now it will offer West Valley residents a variety of new experiences.

The Tolleson Public Library, 9555 W. Van Buren St. in Tolleson, is the latest in Maricopa County to add the Act One Culture Pass, which provides free admission for two people to arts and cultural attractions around the Valley.

Fri
01
Jul

Buckeye man sentenced to 18 years in teen’s death

Zakary Howard, 22, was sentenced July 1 in Maricopa County Superior Court to 18 years in prison for the 2015 death of a Buckeye teenager.

Howard pleaded guilty in April to the second-degree murder of 19-year-old Matthew Christensen, and his sentence was part of a plea agreement, according to Maricopa County Superior Court officials.

Thu
30
Jun

Officer accused of sexual conduct with Lewis prison inmate

A correctional officer at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sexual contact with a male inmate, officials said.

Juan Ramirez Jr., 26, of Glendale was booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail and faces two counts of unlawful sexual conduct, according to court documents.

Wed
29
Jun

Reminder issued on food safety

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a warning to take extra food safety precautions when planning one’s July Fourth menu.

FSIS warns of the following:

Wed
29
Jun

Man’s boody found June 23 in Avondale

Police are investigating after a man’s body was found at about 4:45 p.m. June 23 near Indian School Road and Santa Fe Trail in Avondale, officials said.

The man has been identified as William Gilliland, 44, of Phoenix, said Officer Ray Emmett, a spokesman for the Avondale Police Department.

Cause of death hasn’t been determined, but there were no signs of injury or foul play, Emmett said.

Wed
29
Jun

Man dies in head-on collision in Buckeye

One man died and another could be facing felony charges after a head-on collision at about 2 p.m. June 22 near MC85 and Atlanta Avenue in Buckeye, officials said.

Saul Gonzalez-Servin, 31, of Buckeye was pronounced dead at a local hospital, said Detective Doug Matteson, a spokesman with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Juan Manuel Galaviz, 25, was also transported to a hospital in critical condition, but is recovering, Matteson said.

Wed
29
Jun

2 dead after man allegedly kills wife, shoots at police in Buckeye

Two people are dead after a Buckeye man allegedly killed his wife and then shot at police June 25 outside their home at Southern and 238th avenues, officials said.

The man died during the shootout with police, said Officer Dan Hoffmeister, a spokesman with the Buckeye Police Department.

Police have not released the couple’s names, but a fundraising site set up for their young daughters identifies them as Bill and Breanne Ferguson.

Wed
29
Jun

Avondale police looking for garage thief

A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo
A STILL SHOT from an Avondale resident’s home security camera taken June 13 shows a man police accuse of burglarizing several West Valley garages. Submitted photo

Police are on the lookout for a man seen on surveillance video stealing from garages with open doors in Avondale and Phoenix.

Avondale resident Miles Bouchard caught the man on camera June 13 stealing his daughter’s $200 electric scooter out of their garage near 109th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.

He’s not afraid. He’s not afraid of neighbors seeing, he’s not afraid of anything, just walking up there like he belongs in that house,” Bouchard said.

Wed
29
Jun

Arizona legislator accused of defrauding food stamp program

A state representative whose district covers parts of the West Valley was indicted last month for alleged food stamp fraud, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

State Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-District 29, faces felony counts of fraudulent schemes and practices, unlawful use of food stamps and theft. She was charged May 23 by the Arizona State Grand Jury, and the indictment was unsealed June 20.

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