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Maricopa County police shoot four teens in ten days

2018 saw officer-related shootings skyrocket in the Phoenix region with about 82 people shot in Maricopa County and more than 40 in Phoenix alone. Phoenix police shootings were the highest in the country in 2018 and triple the number of the previous year. This spike of police violence rolled on into


Friends of Sun City Libraries gear for another great year

The Friends of the Sun City Libraries is preparing for another year of service. The group, which provides financial and volunteer support to the community’s two library branches, already has several events scheduled.The Friends speaker’s bureau will make a presentation at the 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15


Arizona lawmaker wants edible medical marijuana to remain legal

PHOENIX — A Peoria Republican lawmaker is moving to alter state law to ensure that edible forms of medical marijuana remain legally available to patients. The proposal by Rep. Tony Rivero would amend the state criminal code to redefine “marijuana’’ to include not just the leaves and flowers of the c


PD: Newborn dead after being found in trash can at Amazon distribution center in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A newborn is dead after being found in a trash can inside of a restroom at an Amazon distribution center in Phoenix on Wednesday evening. LIVE: Police expected to give update on investigation at 8:30 a.m. Watch here.


Maricopa County Won't Say How Man Shot in Fountain Hills Tied to ISIS

Little is known about what prompted Maricopa County prosecutors to add two counts of terrorism to the case of a man originally charged with assaulting an officer in Fountain Hills.


Country Western Dance 2-stepping way to Surprise

Western Bred featuring J. David Sloan will be the featured entertainers at the Sun City Grand Country Western Dance on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Sonoran Plaza, 19753 N. Remington Drive, in Surprise, located in Sun City Grand.


Surprise officials seek 3 to fill commission vacancies; City Council to consider 5 to serve on new Vets’ panel

Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza. Surprise officials announced they are seeking applicants to fill several vacancies on city commissions. Interested residents can learn more online about serving in any of three voluntary positions, including two seats on the Community


Family of drunk driving crash victim wonders why suspect who had prior DUIs is out of jail

AVONDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- The parents of an Avondale woman who was killed in a drunk driving incident are speaking out. Jaqueline Pacheco, 18, was riding in a car when the driver slammed into the back of a semi. That driver had a suspended license, and had just been convicted of a DUI a month befo


Idaho man who allegedly kidnapped his 3 children arrested in Arizona

PHOENIX — Law enforcement officials in Arizona arrested an Idaho man Wednesday who allegedly kidnapped his three children and threatened to take them to Mexico. Idaho State Police notified the Arizona Department of Public Safety about the kidnapping and told troopers that Jose Hernandez Jr., 25, and


SCW church to host rummage, bake sale

The annual rummage and bake sale at Desert Garden United Church, 18818 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West, takes place 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Items will range from furniture to pots and pans and from fine china to ceramic coffee mugs. Clothes from petite to plus sizes will be available. Electroni


On the big screen: West Valley Jewish Film Festival returns for 14th year

The movies aren't what they used to be. With the advent of Netflix and other streaming services, movie theaters have struggled to bring in patrons. Film festivals, too, have had to grapple with the lure of the home theater. Fortunately for residents of Sun City West, though, Beth Emeth Congregation’


With no JC football left in state, 11 players file lawsuit alleging ‘racial bias’

PHOENIX – At 11:05 p.m. on Nov. 10, the lights turned off at John D. Riggs Stadium on the campus of Mesa Community College, as they usually do after the Thunderbirds play. But it might have been the final time the stadium goes dark after a junior college football game.


Johnson chosen as president for SCW Broadcast Club

Mark Johnson has been chosen as president of the Sun City West Broadcast Club. The organization operates the KSCW-LP 103.1 FM radio station, and simulcasts online at www.SunCityWestRadio.com.


Sportsman’s club looks at water supplies

The Sportsman’s Club of Sun City West will host a general meeting 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the social hall at R.H. Johnson Recreation Center, 19803 R.H. Johnson Blvd. New membership is available at the next general meeting. This month’s speaker is Mr. Glen Vortherms, P.E. who is the Maricopa Water


Family of Comatose Woman Who Gave Birth 'Disappointed' by Arizona Facility's Lack of 'Remorse'

Following the news of an internal investigation into Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix, the parents of the woman who is in a vegetative state and gave birth while in their care despite her condition — revealed they are disappointed in the facilities lack of “remorse.”


Kids’ puppet show shines blacklight performance on Arizona

TheaterWorks’ upcoming puppet theater presentation “Desert Adventures” opens with three performances Saturday, Feb. 2 inside McMillin Theater at the Peoria Center for Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive.


Man arrested for damaging airport, egging cars

Police arrested a Glendale man January 7 in connection with damaging Glendale Municipal Airport as well as egging vehicles in Goodyear, causing thousands of dollars in damage. Glendale Police arrested Timothy Tan Guan, 23, and charged him with criminal damage and unlawful flight.


RCSCW candidate forums slated for February

Sun City West Residents are invited to two candidate forums to meet the five individuals running for three seats on the governing board of the Recreation Centers of Sun City West.


AAUW Northwest Valley collaborates on STEM initiatives

Joyce Keane, Sun City West, heading the STEM Committee of the American Association of University Women Northwest Valley (NWV) branch, met with Larry Henley, of Surprise, Dec. 19 to collaborate on assisting with STEM initiatives in the Northwest Valley.


PD: One of Colorado's '10 Most Wanted' arrested in Goodyear

GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - One of Colorado's top fugitives was arrested in Goodyear on Tuesday. Goodyear police said they received a tip from authorities in Colorado that 41-year-old David Samuel Herbert recently bought a home in the city's Estrella Mountain Ranch neighborhood.