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Wrong-way crash ends with aggravated DUI charge

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:20:42 -0400

Five people were injured in the crashes and were treated on scene for non-life threatening injuries.


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Census Bureau: Maricopa County fastest growing in country

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:14:40 -0400

The Census Bureau says Arizona's Maricopa County has replaced Texas' Harris County as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth.


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Loving a foster child and never letting her go

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:56:14 -0400

We made a family with this little girl, aunts and uncles and cousins, none of us really related. And when she found her own family, there was room for all of us.


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How safe are smart devices in your home?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:04:15 -0400

If you plan on installing these devices in your home or business, understanding the security issues is pretty important.


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3 injured in Goodyear collision

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:39:29 -0400

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision in Goodyear on Thursday afternoon in which one of the vehicles struck an electrical transformer, fire officials said.


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Worker who stole $120K from Tolleson schools gets 18 months in prison

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:38:15 -0400

A former Tolleson Union High School District worker who embezzled $120,000 from her employer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.


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Luke Air Force Base's F-35 program could be boosted by Trump budget

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:44:01 -0400

Here's how President Trump's budget outline and its increases in military spending could affect Luke Air Force Base.


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Trump budget would cut funds used for 'most vulnerable,' Valley officials say

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:49:15 -0400

Here's how Trump's proposed budget cuts could affect programs Valley cities rely on the serve lower-income residents.


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White rhino LouLou moves into Phoenix Zoo

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:06:28 -0400

LouLou the white rhino is unlike any of her predecessors at the Phoenix Zoo in that she loves to wallow in water and mud.


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Rain, strong winds sweep into Phoenix area; 2,500 people lose power

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:31:41 -0400

The storm system also was expected to bring a significant drop in temperatures, a sharp turn from the 90-degree highs the region has been experiencing since this month.


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Late-night lightning, thunder rattle Phoenix

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:58:17 -0400

The sky was clear across much of metro Phoenix, but a tightly wound storm cell arrived with a bang late Monday night.


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Officials: Armed suspect caught following evacuation of Bearizona Wildlife Park in northern Arizona

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:59:25 -0400

Bearizona Wildlife Park has been evacuated as Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies search for suspect John Freeman.


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Missing Tucson woman, 87, found dead

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:28:10 -0400

A Silver Alert had been issued for Ramilda Guglielmo on Sunday morning. Her body was found Monday morning.


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DES says Arizona jobseekers' personal information stolen during hack

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:02:43 -0400

PHOENIX - Hackers may have stolen personal information from people who used a job search database used by Arizona and 9 other states.


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Bitten by the collecting bug: Arizona couple's insect collection valued at $10 million will go to ASU

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:04:34 -0400

A Green Valley couple who spent 60 years collecting 1.25 million insects are donating their specimens to ASU.


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My Turn: Your Muslim neighbors and friends share your values

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:03:39 -0400

People of all faiths must stand together against those who perpetuate hate and violence.


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I-17, Loop 101 projects to snarl weekend travel

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:29:18 -0400

Avoid Phoenix-area traffic slowdowns this weekend by steering clear of these roadways.


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Arizona couple donates a fortune in bugs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:30:39 -0400

Charlie and Lois O’Brien have spent 60 years amassing a collection of 1.25 million insects. Their donation to ASU came about because of the couple's relationship with Nico Franz, an associate ASU professor. Video courtesy of Deanna Dent.



Dust storm hits Falcon Park in Phoenix

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:05:51 -0400

A dust storm cancels a soccer match on March 22, 2017, at Falcon Park in west Phoenix. Daniel Gonzalez/The Republic


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Who decides to mail you that speed-camera ticket — the police or camera operators?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:36:27 -0400

Valley cities hire companies to operate and manage photo enforcement cameras, but some offer more freedom than others.


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Clouds over Phoenix

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:04:05 -0400

Time-lapse video show clouds that appear as a pinwheel over Phoenix at sunset in March 2017. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com


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Maricopa County homeowners: Watch out for this property-deed scam

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:30:03 -0400

Homeowners should beware of letters urging recipients to pay to receive a copy of their property deeds, the county says.


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Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes U.S. 93 north of Kingman

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:41:49 -0400

Two people have been killed in an eight-vehicle accident that forced closure of the main highway from northwest Arizona to Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.


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Some Buckeye residents angry over spikes in water bills, as city rate decrease coming soon

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:47:58 -0500

Buckeye residents who have seen spikes in their water bills are demanding answers for a problem they say the city isn't taking seriously.


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$178 million makeover headed for Phoenix International Raceway

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:42:56 -0500

Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale will receive a major overhaul worth $178 million.


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Tolleson Mayor-elect Anna Tovar shows she's a survivor

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:42:18 -0500

Former state lawmaker Anna Tovar is the first woman elected as Tolleson Mayor and the city's first new mayor in 22 years.


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What we know about missing Buckeye boy Jesse Wilson

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:18:18 -0400

As searches took place in vacant fields in Buckeye, Police Chief Larry Hall said for the first time that they may not find 10-year-old Jesse Wilson alive.


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Can man-made wetlands clean Goodyear's polluted water?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:23:09 -0400

A six-year project to treat a harmful byproduct from Goodyear's drinking water through a first-of-its-kind wetlands project will soon expand, or go down the drain. 


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6 new features at Avondale's Friendship Park

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:26:54 -0400

Big changes have arrived at Avondale's Friendship Park with about $3.5 million in renovations for several new features.


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Downtown Southwest Valley: 10 don't-miss spots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:39:52 -0500

Downtown Avondale and Tolleson have some amazing, little-known places and great art. Here are our favorite spots:


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Long-vacant Phoenix Trotting Park in Goodyear is in escrow, could be demolished

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:40:20 -0400

The Phoenix Trotting Park, one of the Valley's most unique buildings, is closer to being sold — and maybe demolished.


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Readers' picks: Worst West Valley eyesores

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:45:31 -0500

The list is dominated by empty buildings and vacant lots. A few are headed for improvement, while others languish.


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