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Peoria Police arrest sexual abuse suspect

Peoria Police have arrested a man suspected of sexual abuse.
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Peoria Council approves Jurmu as acting city attorney

Peoria City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Emily Jurmu as acting city attorney, at a public meeting Jan. 24.
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New residential subdivision planned for Pinnacle Peak Road

A new single-family residential subdivision on about 20 acres is planned for the southwest corner of 77th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road.

Peoria council to consider appointment of acting city attorney

Peoria City Council will consider the appointment of Emily Jurmu as acting city attorney at a public meeting Jan. 24.

Tickets now on sale for spring training at Peoria Sports Complex

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Cactus League spring training season.

Business

Free heart screenings in Glendale this month

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale will host a free cardiovascular screening event on Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day this month.

Vistancia commercial core sees activity in north Peoria

Much of the Vistancia commercial core still remains vacant, but has seen more permitting activity lately, signaling that construction could be near.

At least 3 Peoria home sales eclipsed the $1M mark in January

At least three Peoria home sales eclipsed the $1 million mark in January.

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Poe: The health benefits of golf and the Quintero Golf Club

The beginning of the year provides an opportunity to put your best foot forward, and for many individuals that includes bettering their health habits.
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Abrazo: Importance of cardiac health highlighted during Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and there’s no better time to take control of your heart health.
health

Sadeghinia: Women’s heart health shouldn’t be overlooked

An estimated one in four female deaths is caused by heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.
commentary

Can watching the Super Bowl be bad for your heart?

What a coincidence it is that the big game at State Farm Stadium comes smack dab in the middle of American Heart Month.
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Anable: Seniors need safe internet surfing practices, too

We usually worry about kids when it comes to internet safety, but what about our parents?
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Pinderhughes: A sense of purpose in 2023 may extend your life

A new year brings new resolutions that may lead to improvements in daily habits as well as health benefits for many older Americans.
Sports and West Valley Preps Reporting
The Sunrise Mountain girls basketball team celebrates after a Jan. 10 game at Ironwood High School in Glendale. In that game, senior Mackenzie Dunham (No. 33) passed the career 1,00-point and 1,000 rebound marks and senior Mackenzie Nielsen (holding one sign) also passed the 1,000-point mark. Fellow senior Reena Bhakta (No. 14) has also played varsity all four year.

Sunrise Mountain senior trio defines girls program

Typically, a high school basketball player consistently averaging double figures in points and contributing in one other aspect of the game will continue to play in college — at some level.
Mountain Ridge senior guard Miyah Verse shoots a pull up jumper Dec. 17 in a game at O'Connor High School.

Different paths cross for Mountain Ridge girls stars

Completely different paths through youth girls basketball suddenly converged for Alyssa Fraulino and Miyah Verse in their final year of high school.After playing for Flagstaff High as a freshman
Cactus wide receiver Will Galvan, left, beats two Willow Canyon defenders and makes a 43-yard catch to set up his own game-winning touchdown in a 5A first round playoff game Nov. 18 at Apollo High School. Galvan is the overall West Valley Preps player of the year.

The 2022 All West Valley Preps football team

For the 13th straight year, West Valley Preps honors the best football players from schools in the Northwest Valley. Both offenses include an all-purpose player who lines up and does damage from multiple positions.
The Liberty girls wrestling team celebrates winning The Clash national duals tournament in La Crosse, Wis., Jan. 6. The team is, bottom row from left: Lola Hunt, Mia Siqueiros, Bella Bocanegra and Aubree Avery. Top row, from left: Coach Davy Miller, Taylor Colangelo, Lily Hunt, Claire Avery, Magali Terrazaz-Arzate, Danica Arnett, Coach Brooke Logan and Coach Eric Brenton.

Liberty girls wrestling team crashes national top 10

Newspapers and web sites have tried to come up with definitive national high school poll for football longer than any other sport. Conversely, girls wrestling is the newest sport with a U.S. ranking, …
Then in his senior year at Sunrise Mountain, Easton Black announced his commitment to play at TCU on Feb. 3. Now a freshman with the Horned Frogs, Black returns to the West Valley Dec. 31, as TCU is in a CFP semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale.

Easton Black enjoys improbable homecoming with TCU

A homecoming for TCU true freshman kicker Easton Black during bowl season was not too far-fetched, if the Horned Frogs’ destination was the Guaranteed Rate Bowl Dec. 27 at Chase …
Peoria Neighbors & Good News Reporting
Peoria Neighbors
The city of Peoria and the Arizona Council on Economic Education are hosting a poster contest.

Enter to win ACEE youth poster contest

The city of Peoria, in collaboration with the Arizona Council on Economic Education, is hosting a poster contest in honor of Arizona hosting the 2023 Super Bowl.
Registration is now open for Theater Alive Spring - Theater Works’ youth musical theater training program.

Register for Theater Alive at Theater Works

Registration is now open for Theater Alive Spring - Theater Works’ youth musical theater training program.
The Peoria Main Library is located at 8463 W, Monroe St.

Check out Sensory Storytime at Peoria main library

Join the Peoria Main Library, located at 8463 W. Monroe St., for an adaptive storytime every Tuesday at 9:30 am.
Peoria resident Colt Dreyer is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the pandemic.

Peoria resident among first Peace Corps volunteers to return to service overseas

Peoria resident Colt Dreyer is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020.
The Peoria Police Department Honor Guard had a dedication ceremony for their new trailer, Jan. 22, at American Legion Post 62. The new trailer came with some help from the John J. Morris American Legion Unit 62, and a once long-time member.

New trailer dedicated to Peoria Police Honor Guard

The Peoria Police Department Honor Guard is rolling a lot easier these days, thanks to a little help from their friends.
Peoria Entertainment Reporting
The city of Peoria has announced Sustainable U classes for the coming months.

Peoria announces Sustainable U classes

The city of Peoria has announced Sustainable U classes for the coming months.
The Priscilla Rose Band features, from left, Peoria resident Fabian Cetrone (bass), Sun City resident Rich La Rose (guitar and vocals), Glendale resident Priscilla Pinches (keyboard and vocals) and Phoenix resident Dan Seabreeze (drums).

Priscilla Rose Band to play this weekend in Surprise

The Priscilla Rose Band will be performing classic rock and pop tunes suitable for dancing this weekend in Surprise.

In Peoria, it's all about the Bubble Bowl

Things are poppin’ at Park West lifestyle center this February in celebration of the Super Bowl.
A unique interactive art experience is coming to downtown Peoria next week.

'Light at Play' coming to Peoria next week

A unique interactive art experience is coming to downtown Peoria next week.
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