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Arizona Now Has A Ban On Texting While Driving

Four months after a Valley police officer was struck and killed by a man who admitted to texting behind the wheel, Arizona joined the majority of the nation in enacting a ban against texting and driving on Monday.


Peoria Fire Department Receives its Biggest Call in 19 Years

There was an explosion Friday in Surprise AZ at an APS energy storage facility. Peoria fire department was called into what they would find out was their largest call in almost twenty years. Eight firefighters from the valley, including four from the Peoria hazmat team were injured in this shocking


South shop renovation nearly complete

Golfer who frequent Sun City’s South Golf Course, 11000 N. 103rd Ave., will soon be back into a permanent facility when they visit the pro and snack shops. A rebuild of the course’s main building is nearing completion.


‘Rockin’ The Classics’ music show coming to Peoria

T.A. Burrows brings his “Rockin’ The Classics” show 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 inside McMillin Theatre at Theater Works, 10580 N. 83rd Drive. Mr. Burrows is a professional entertainer with more than 40 years of stage experience. He has performed over 2,300 shows at clubs, resorts, concerts, conventio


Gray: PCA has unintended consequences

As your state senator, one of the things that I do with every bill I vote on is to evaluate what possible unintended consequences there might be if the bill were passed. This includes the bill District 21 Rep. Kevin Payne (R-Peoria) sponsored for Recreation Centers of Sun City, House Bill 2374.


AZ Firefighters Injured in Blast Expected to Recover

Three of the Peoria firefighters are still hospitalized after suffering broken bones, cuts and chemical burns from the explosion at an Arizona Public Service substation Friday.


Coming into the city: Developer takes steps to annex, bring new homes into Peoria

A developer is looking to build a housing community with a projected density of about two homes per acre on about 15 acres near the corner of 75th Avenue and Acoma Drive, according to a staff report.


Soldier’s Best Friend to host fundraising effort in Peoria

Soldier’s Best Friend, an organization that provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters, will sponsor a fundraiser 6-10 p.m.


Peoria retirees travel to Cuba to teach English

After 25 years as ASU professors, David and Sharon Moore weren’t quite ready to stop educating. The 72-year-old Peoria retirees headed to Cuba to teach English for two weeks, putting a modern spin on combining traveling and volunteering, or “voluntourism.”


Interstate 11 “Study:” Lies, Damned Lies, And Phony Statistics

The much-delayed $15 million Interstate 11 Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Study released April 5 by the Arizona Dept. of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration surprised no one with its choice of the controversial Avra Valley route rather than expanding and improving Interstate 10. The


Peoria legion post comes to aid of military family

Air Force Staff Sergeant Chase Frazee was deployed overseas when his daughter, Avarie was born five years ago. Deployed again, he and his wife, Kellie, were prepared for him to miss the birth of his second child, Kinleigh. Thanks to a sympathetic Commanding Officer, he came home three days before he


Peoria approves sale of bonds to fund up to $42M in projects

The Peoria City Council approved the sale of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $42 million. The funds are planned for a number of upcoming projects throughout the city, including projects part of the city’s proposed capital improvement program.


My Surprise app allows ordering of public records

The City of Surprise has streamlined the public records request process to make it easier for customers to track requests and have documents delivered electronically. Starting last week, requests for public records will join the list of city-provided service requests that can be made in the My Surpr


Hospice volunteer orientation classes coming to Peoria

Hospice of the Valley will hold an informational workshop on volunteer opportunities 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 4 at its central Phoenix office at 1510 E. Flower St. Meet Lin Sue Cooney, director of community engagement, and her pet therapy dog, Max. Volunteers will be on hand to share experiences.


Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from April 19-21

An explosion that sent eight fire fighters to the hospital, an extended ski season at Arizona Snowbowl and an upcoming appearance from a major “Game of Thrones” star. Here are some stories that headlined the news cycle, both locally and nationally, over the weekend.


Peoria woman has life-changing spine surgery

Ashley Skeeters just wanted to have another baby. That’s what she told Dr. Laura Snyder of Barrow Neurological Institute when she sought help for back pain that remained after a 2009 back surgery in Chicago called microdiscectomy.


Valley student earns perfect ACT score

PEORIA, Ariz. (FOX 10) - A Valley student is making great strides in her education, earning a top score on a very difficult college entrance exam. It's a rare sight when Audrey Beerman doesn't have a book in hand, a passion she picked up at a young age.


Federal, state and local agencies voice concerns over environmental impact of proposed I-11 highway

Federal, state and local agencies have serious reservations about the environmental impact of a proposed 280-mile highway planned for mostly undisturbed sections of the Sonoran Desert.


Earth Day: How a California oil spill started a movement to protect our planet

LOS ANGELES - Each year, more than a billion people around the world celebrate Earth Day in an effort to raise awareness about taking care of our planet and the threat of climate change. It might not surprise you to learn that the genesis of this day of action was a man-made disaster.


Jalapeno Inferno coming to Peoria West this fall

Aligning with its 20th anniversary, Scottsdale-based Jalapeno Inferno is expanding to Peoria, launching its third location by late fall in the Park West outdoor shopping complex at 99th and Northern avenues just west of Loop 101. The family-owned Mexican restaurant joins two stores in North Scottsda