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A teenage medical student from Buckeye learned in a hurry how classroom lessons can become the real thing. more
The Peoria Police Department received four grants totaling $149,869 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for various enforcement and education efforts, as well as overtime. more
Peoria police seek the public’s help in locating a child that ran away from home on Thanksgiving. more
PHOENIX — The governor’s chief medical adviser said Tuesday said COVID infections could be cut sharply if people would do more to protect themselves, including wearing masks. But Dr. … more
The city of Phoenix plans to spend $1.6 million to security cameras downtown, including replacing many out-of-date cameras. Phoenix Police says the cameras will deter and detect crime as well as … more
Tony Gido has more to be thankful for this week than in past Thanksgiving holidays. more

Public records reveal hundreds of domestic violence arrests in two batches of arrest data provided to Independent Newsmedia from the Apache Junction and Scottsdale police departments. Data shows … more
A helicopter landed near a New River home and emergency crews helped a New River family to safety after torrential flood waters nearly caused their mobile home to topple over. The incident, which … more
A 30-year-old man has been arrested after driving recklessley in a late-night incident that culminated with the suspect ramming his vehicle into a police car while officers were inside, Nov. 18, at … more
The rollover of a cement truck on southbound Lake Pleasant Parkway in Peoria has backed up traffic during the morning commute, Aug. 17. more
There is no more function key to a local community than its local police force. In the case of the community of Anthem, through regular contractual agreements, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s … more
The Scottsdale Police Department has been awarded full accreditation, without conditions, through the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, officials announced in November. This process … more
Five law enforcement agencies in the Valley and state each reported considerable drop-offs in traffic citations issued from 2019 to 2020, which agency spokespeople largely attributed to there being … more

The FBI crime data used to classify Surprise as one of the safest cities in Arizona may not be a reliable way to gauge the safety of the city. more
BUCKEYE — According to the father of a man who went missing in June in the Buckeye area, human remains found Saturday are not those of his missing son. David Robinsontweeted a few times over … more
PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue an immediate nationwide injunction blocking President Biden from requiring federal workers and … more
At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 11, the new Queen Creek Police Department will officially be hitting the streets. The Queen Creek Police Department has been about two years in the making and … more
A local couple drives a load of water from a standpipe near Ocotillo and Apache Trail in Apache Junction four days a week to their home in unincorporated Pinal County. Steve and Amy Matlock saw … more
George Thompson Robertson, 91, left his home in Florence on Thursday Sept. 23 to pick up medication at a pharmacy. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Robertson left his home at 11 a.m. … more
The suspect involved in an officer-involved-shooting in Glendale in the early morning hours of Nov. 3 has died. more

Glendale Police was involved in an officer-involved shooting that left a suspect with life-threatening injuries. more
There were 14 crimes reported in 2020 — up from nine in 2019 and six in 2018 — at two Mesa Community College campuses and a downtown center in the Maricopa County Community College … more
There were a total of 21 crimes reported at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Williams campus and three university campuses in Mesa, according to a federally mandated campus-security report … more
The city of Buckeye selected John Kent Rhoades Jr. as its new fire chief. Rhoades, who was most recently fire chief in Kingman, has more than 29 years of progressive experience in fire and … more
Seven crimes were reported in 2020 at two of Central Arizona College’s five campuses — down from 20 in 2019 at two campuses, according to a federally mandated campus-security report … more
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