Palo Verde, AZ

Phoenix police seize nearly 1 million fentanyl pills

PHOENIX — Two men were arrested after police in Arizona found nearly 1 million fentanyl pills on Wednesday, authorities said. The Phoenix Police Department said that the seizure of the pills in the suburban city of Avondale was the single largest fentanyl bust in the agency’s history, The Arizona Republic reported.
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Man in hospital after rollover crash near I-10 in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A man is in the hospital after a single-vehicle crash that happened just off Interstate 10 in Buckeye Saturday morning. Around 10:50 a.m., Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash near N. Jackrabbit Trail and Taylor Street. When deputies showed up, they found the male driver of the vehicle with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
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3-year-old boy hospitalized after falling into pool

YOUNGTOWN, Ariz. — A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after officials say he fell into a backyard pool Saturday night. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a home near El Mirage Road and Olive Avenue. Officials say the boy got out the back door of...

18108 W Thunderhill Pl

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Kayleigh's Law set to go into effect in Arizona on Saturday

(The Center Square) – A new law is set to go into effect in Arizona on Saturday this week that protects victims of abuse. Maricopa County attorney Rachel Mitchell held a press conference Wednesday talking about "Kayleigh's Law" (SB 1412) and how it could help victims of certain crimes.

Glendale Community College teams with police on law enforcement training academy

PHOENIX — Glendale Community College and nine West Valley police departments announced Thursday they’ve partnered to launch a fulltime law enforcement training academy. The first class consisting of 30 recruits will begin Monday at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center located on Glendale Avenue and El Mirage Road, Glendale Community College said in a press release.

Goodyear approves new short-term rental regulations

The Goodyear City Council has approved new measures for short-term rentals. Those include a license, notifying neighbors and a mandatory response time for emergency and complaint contacts. The city reacted based on a new law which took effect Saturday. It returns regulation of short-term rentals from state to local control.
Ahwatukee Foothills News

Growing homeless camp in Phoenix sparks lawsuit against city officials

A group of residents and business owners just east of downtown have filed suit seeking a declaration of public nuisance in hopes the city will enforce laws in an area where several hundred unsheltered people have set up camp. “There’s no accountability, there’s no standard, there’s no enforcement of law,...

A breakdown of CCUSD’s override, impact to property owners

The Cave Creek Unified School District has proposed a 15% maintenance and operation budget override which would result in an increase in property tax, but, according to district officials, would have a positive overall impact on the area and will be voted on in a Tuesday, Nov. 8 election. Approval...

Flash flood warnings in effect for Maricopa and Pinal counties

A flash flood warning was in effect for Maricopa and Pinal counties Friday evening, the National Weather Service in Phoenix announced. “Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the weather service said. “In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain.”

Puppies ‘dumped’ in southern Arizona canyon up for adoption

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Three puppies that were abandoned in a southern Arizona canyon are ready for their forever home as one person has been arrested for leaving them there. Somebody called the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday and told them about several dogs loose in Carr Canyon, which is in Sierra Vista. The caller found the three puppies but couldn’t catch the mother. Animal control officers showed up and found the puppies, who were about 12 weeks old. The mother was eventually corralled as well.
Ahwatukee Foothills News

Desert Vista cruises to first win of the season over Verrado

After three long weeks, first-year Desert Vista coach Nate Gill finally tasted victory Friday night as the Thunder cruised to a 34-9 win over Verrado. The win also marked the first win for Desert Vista this season. And it came at the best time. “It seems like it took forever,...

Man acquitted in murder trial of girlfriend found dead in Phoenix

The trial against a man accused of killing his girlfriend ended Thursday with an acquittal. A jury found Jon-Christopher Clark not guilty of the second-degree murder charge he faced in the death of Kiera Bergman, according to the Maricopa County Superior Court. Clark was also found not guilty in a tampering with evidence charge against him in the case, according to the court.

Avondale Elementary School District nearly doubles perfect scores on AZ statewide exam

Earlier this year, data from the state education department showed declines in math and English language proficiency. But the Avondale Elementary School District is seeing some positive changes, as students overcome pandemic-related learning loss. Every April, third through eighth grade students take Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment (AASA). The statewide test...