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Thursday deadline to sign up for free or reduced breakfast, lunch program

The deadline for students to renew their application for the free or reduced lunch program through Apache Junction Unified School District is Sept. 28. The program provides free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. AJUSD of


Tonto Forest approves LOST Trail reroute

Hiking near Arnett Canyon. The Legends of Superior Trails Inc. (LOST) organization received news on Monday, Sept. 18, that the re-route of the gateway connector trail between Superior and the Arizona Trail Picket Post Trail head was approved to be constructed through Arnett Canyon.The news came via

COPPERAREA.COM - 2017-09-24 00:40:05

All ages perform vibrant mariachi music, folklorico dance at festival

Mexican culture will come to life in a colorful display of dynamic dance and music at a festival that merges budding child performers with professional adult artists. Musicians will strum guitars, blow trumpets and bow violins in passionate melodies while dancers will perform intricate footwork in c

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Name Change Considered for US 60

Among the items unanimously passed in the consent agenda for the Sept. 20, 2017, Pinal County Board of Supervisors regular session was a resolution to support a proposal to the AZ State Board on Geographic and Historic Names to rename US 60 through Pinal County as the Rose Mofford Memorial Highway.

AJNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 21:23:03

Feds Sentence Three AJ Residents for False Tax Refund Scheme

Three residents of Apache Junction were sentenced for convictions of filing false tax returns in order to claim tax refunds from the U.S. Treasury. Douglas Charron, Beverly Lock and Judith Eastman were arrested in May, 2016 and found guilty of filing 1,700 fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Re

AJNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 21:22:58

AJ Community Town Hall Deemed a Success

What are Apache Junction's unique attributes and economic strengths? Where are the greatest opportunities to strengthen and grow Apache Junction's economy? To what extent does education play a role in maximizing opportunities to grow? These are a few of the questions that a diverse group of local re

AJNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 21:23:00

Sexual offenses reported Sept. 1-10 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of sexual offenses reported Sept. 1-10 to the Apache Junction Police Department. They were: sexual conduct with a minor reported at 9:51 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 3800 block of South Wickiup Road, child abuse reported at 11:21 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 800 block of South San Marc


Constable Acton's Antics Earn 60-Day Suspension

On Sept. 20, 2017, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted 2/1, to suspend District 7 (Apache Junction) Constable John Acton for 60 days without pay, effective immediately. Supervisors Pete Rios and Mike Goodman voted to approve the suspension, while Chairman Steve Miller voted no, stating

AJNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 21:23:01

Two teens killed in plane crash near Prescott

PRESCOTT - (AP/KSAZ) Authorities say two young men have died in the crash of a small plane in rugged terrain north of Prescott. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said the single-engine Cessna was found during an air search Saturday afternoon. Rescue crews on the ground were directed to the crash

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2017-09-24 12:29:00

Small plane crash kills 2 men in Yavapai County

Two people were killed in a small plane crash in Yavapai County Saturday. At about 11 a.m., the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office got a call about a missing aircraft based out of the Prescott airport. It had been at least 24 hours since the last contact with the pilot. Assisted by the Department of Pu

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-24 07:39:00

Two men killed in plane crash north of Prescott

Go inside the Phoenix Fire Department 911 call center to learn about what's going on when you call 911 in the Phoenix metro area. Hannah Gaber/azcentral.com Two men were killed in a plane crash Friday morning after taking off from the Prescott airport, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Off

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-24 05:25:05

7 EV teen suicides in 6 weeks alarm schools

Seven East Valley teenagers committed suicide during a six-week period earlier this summer, creating a disturbing suicide cluster and a grassroots effort to do everything possible to prevent additional deaths. The unusual suicide cluster included six boys and a girl ranging from 13 to 18 years old.

EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 12:05:00

County affirms: Casa Grande Domes must be demolished

County officials have ordered the demolition of dilapidated dome-like structures in Casa Grande that have attracted attention over the years, including being featured on a television show called "Ghost Adventures." The Casa Grande Dispatch reports the Pinal County Board of Supervisors affirmed Wedne

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-24 06:21:00

Mesa PD: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting

A male suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Mesa, police said. The shooting occurred around 10 p.m. near Crismon Road and Southern Avenue, according to the Mesa Police Department. Initial reports are that no officers have been hurt. The shooting is under investigation.

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-23 08:29:00

Parents call a meeting to respond to Hamilton hazing scandal

The issue of hazing at a Valley high school has parents taking matters into their own hands. The Hamilton High School community is still reeling from a sexual assault scandal surrounding the football team nearly six months after several students were arrested. The former coach, Principal, and Athle

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-24 07:33:00

3 Hamilton High School officials investigated by police given re-assigned district work

CHANDLER, AZ - The principal, athletic director and a coach at Hamilton High School have all been given re-assigned roles within the school district amid a sexual assault investigation. Principal Ken James, athletic director Shawn Rustad and coach and teacher Steve Belles will begin new re-assigned

ABC 15 NEWS - 2017-09-22 22:08:18

Hamilton administrators reassigned as hazing investigation continues

Three members of the administration of Chandler's Hamilton High School have been placed on reassigned duties as the investigation into a hazing incident at the school continues. The move comes one day after parents expressed outrage that the faculty members were still on campus grounds as the Maric

AZFAMILY - 2017-09-23 02:03:00

Hamilton High School's principal, athletic director and former head football coach reassigned

CHANDLER, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Chandler's Hamilton High School has reassigned its principal, athletic director, and former head football coach to other district-related duties, according to a statement. Hamilton High School has been dealing with a hazing scandal that has led to charges being filed against

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2017-09-22 21:58:00

Caterpillar migration created a long yellow trail in Ahwatukee

You've heard of salmon swimming upstream, buffaloes stampeding, and monarch butterflies migrating south for the winter. But have you ever seen the Great Annual Caterpillar Crawl that turns South Mountain into an undulating yellow mass of downhill movement? Every year after a heavy monsoon rain in Au

AHWATUKEE FOOTHILLS NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:00:00

$9.1M project to improve water access to several Navajo communities

Native American tribes fight for clean water John Doyle works in his office and shows a sheet of incubated well water samples tested using a grant from the EPA. Bright yellow indicates the harmful bacteria E. coli. More than half of wells tested in Apsaalooke territory have exceedances in such co

AZCENTRAL - 2017-09-24 22:14:31