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Just months ago, Phoenix faced the prospect of laying off 99 police officers from the beat, but through smart and sound fiscal management we saved hundreds of millions of dollars and, as a result, were able to hire 11 full-time officers instead.
1. On Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. in the 4000 block of East Chandler Boulevard police took a report of an aggravated assault on an officer. A shoplifting suspect tried to escape and got into a scuffle with an officer. The suspect was booked on aggravated assault and theft.
Some commuters in the Phoenix metropolitan area are able to take advantage of less congested rush-hour travel in the more than 175 miles of HOV lanes within the Valley freeway system. While any vehicle with two or more occupants can be in the lanes, some vehicles are allowed to use HOV lanes with just one occupant.
Teens are bound to be excited to leave backpacks and books behind for carefree summer fun. However, if your teen’s summer includes driving or riding with a teen driver, there are a few things to consider.
A man was hit and killed on a motorcycle on Pecos Road in Ahwatukee Foothills Tuesday night after a car failed to yield at a stop sign, according to police.
The Phoenix Police Department has made some changes to officer assignments recently in order to do more with a continually shrinking department. In Ahwatukee Foothills about a third of the officers are new to the area.
Toys come with a lot of warnings: Not suitable for children under 3 years; Small parts may present choking hazards; Use under adult supervision. Labels on electronic toys list the voltage while others confirm non-toxic materials. If a toy proves to be harmful, it is quickly recalled as toy manufacturers make safety a priority.
For the first time in five years, fatalities on Arizona’s streets and highways increased during 2011, according to an annual report compiled by the state’s transportation department.
The dog days of summer are under way and Arizona teen drivers are likely taking advantage of this temporary freedom by enjoying more time behind the wheel. However, before turning over the keys, parents should know that summer is the deadliest time for teens on the road.
Motorcycle ridership is on the rise around the country, including in Arizona, and AAA says the increase can be attributed to higher gas prices in recent years.
Taking time to watch the traffic in Ahwatukee Foothills is eye opening.
Mikel Longman, who served 34 years in a variety of police positions in Arizona, has been named chief of public safety at the Maricopa Community Colleges (MCC). In this role, Longman will be responsible for achieving greater standardization and centralization of police functions at the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges.
A woman is dead after colliding with a palm tree in Ahwatukee Foothills early Saturday morning.
Driving-related fatalities on Arizona's roads continued to decline in 2010, according to an annual report issued today.
Tom Loegering took eight-and-half days to travel through 49 states on his motorcycle. Then he turned around and made the trip again. Loegering, the chief executive officer of Sun City Country Club and a member of the Recreation Centers of Sun City board or directors, is the first member of the Iron Butt Association, a long distance motorcycle rider club, to make the trip back to back.
The one-of-a-Kind Historic Art Piece: AZ Centennial’s ‘Official Mascot,’ Arizona Centennial Copper Chopper will visit Phoenix and Mesa this week. The motorcycle will be in Mesa July 1 and 2 at the Southwest Ambulance Arizona Celebration of Freedom. The motorcycle will be in Phoenix on July 4 during the Freedom Wireless Fabulous Phoenix celebration at Steele Indian School Park.
A 48-year-old man who was buried as a John Doe in Tempe’s cemetery for the indigent for nearly 25 years has been identified.
On Friday morning Department of Public Safety officers twice attempted routine traffic stops on Interstate 10 in Ahwatukee Foothills and twice ended up racing to capture what they suspect were fleeing illegal immigrants.
21 days to a leaner, healthier you
Community Center hosting 5K, family fun 1 mile run/walk
Thursday, Oct. 29
Friday, Oct. 23
'Kids Rock Stars’ free family fitness event
Tuesday, Oct. 20