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Court records show Ricky Ordway, the fifth-grade teacher accused of two dozen acts of sexual abuse and molestation, was investigated by Sun Valley Elementary School six months before he was arrested.

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The city of Glendale held a Community Development Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8, where 26 agencies presented their plans and requests for projects. The agencies ranged from nonprofits focused on youth to organizations focusing on reducing the population of unsheltered homelessness.

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Judy Moor, president of the League of Women Voters of Northwest Maricopa County will discuss the electoral college and whether it should be abolished at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27.

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From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, the Midwestern University Dental Institute at 5855 W. Utopia Road, in Glendale will provide free dental care and consultations to Valley military veterans.

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At last January’s Point-in-Time Homeless Count, an annual street and shelter count in Maricopa County, volunteers counted 194 unsheltered people in Glendale — nearly five times the 44 unsheltered people counted in 2016.

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Christopher S. Daniel, 29 of Glendale man, was arrested Jan. 7, for felony child abuse, according Tiffany Ngalula, a spokeswoman for the Glendale Police Department.

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Carlos Chavez Aguirre, 39, was killed in a hit-and-run accident Saturday, Jan. 11, according to Jay O’Neill, a Glendale Police spokesman.

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A woman died in a Glendale apartment fire early Monday, Jan. 13.

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Gov. Doug Ducey sent a letter Jan. 8 to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao urging her to prioritize funding for the Tonto Creek Bridge in Gila County.

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A Peoria man who plotted his wife’s murder for two years before killing her was sentenced to death last week.

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Three months ago, White Claw, arguably the hottest beverage in the country, was introduced to the West Valley, arguably the hottest economic center in Arizona.

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is holding a surgical weight-loss informational seminar at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Abrazo Arrowhead Campus Physician Plaza Palo Verde Room, 18699 N. 67th Avenue, Glendale.

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Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is once again hosting a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Glendale Civic Center Annex building,  5750 W Glenn Drive, Glendale.

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The Food and Drug Administration stunned many in late December when it raised the age to buy tobacco and vaping products to 21. Retailers around the West Valley said they were not anticipating this; however, some understand the benefits the new law can bring. 

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The new year was not even six hours old when the first homicide of 2020 hit Glendale.

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A Scottsdale financial advisor with a questionable history is the subject of a lawsuit alleging he breached his fiduciary duty when he made risky investments on behalf of a Glendale resident.

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The League of Women Voters-Northwest Maricopa County hosts a meeting with Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 17540 N. Avenue of the Arts, Surprise. 

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A horrid ordeal started with a carjacking in the south end of Phoenix and ended with a shooting near the Glendale/Peoria border.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich said an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon with offices in Glendale and Peoria has been fraudulently billing for years.

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The sale of the Glen Lakes Golf Course was approved by Glendale City Council in December. With Bart Turner and Jamie Aldama opposed, council voted 5-2 to approve the $6.5 million sale to Towne Development.

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Glendale, Peoria and Phoenix firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday night at a home near 71st Avenue and Deer Valley Road.

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On Jan. 4, 2019, Glendale Police Department Sgt. Joshua Wade used a ladder to climb up to a window of a burning motorhome. With assistance from a neighbor, Wade pulled an elderly man from the home.

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Fueled by CB scanners picking up police chatter, a small section of the population ardently started following law enforcement communications decades ago.

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A state lawmaker is seeking to force state health officials to do something they have previously rejected: allow the use of medical marijuana to treat autism.

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One lucky guest at Desert Diamond Casino West Valley hit the jackpot for more than $1 million, scoring plenty of holiday shopping money.

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Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps handed out an early Christmas present Friday: He promoted Chris Briggs from interim chief of police. Briggs “will now serve in his law enforcement leadership role permanently,” said Phelps.

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The 65-foot sign that lit up last week is also a sign that the opening of the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley is approaching.

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The new year will usher in a new way for Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division customers to get license plates, registration tabs and many documents such as vehicle titles.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Israel Carrasco, 22, and his older brother Enrique Luna, 24, entered guilty pleas in the 2016 murder of 21-year-old Christopher Gonzales Cummings inside his Glendale apartment.

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