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Chief: Scottsdale Fire fully staffed but still under …

7/17/2024
Scottsdale Fire Department is 100% staffed but there is still stress on the system, according to Scottsdale Fire Chief Tom Shannon. The department currently has 292 sworn firefighters and 29 …

New fire rages in Tonto National Forest

6/28/2024
A new fire starting north of Fountain Hills Thursday afternoon had burned through 3,200 acres of desert by Friday morning with zero percent containment. A heavy plume of smoke could be seen late …

Beck: Real-time crime center is in the works

6/26/2024
In September, the Peoria City Council unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement to utilize a $2.6 million state grant for the funding of a brand new, state-of-the-art Real-Time Crime Center.

Rose Fire 20% contained, seven homes, 15 structures …

6/14/2024
Evacuation statuses were lifted for impacted residents of the Rose Fire where about 170 acres burned near Wickenburg as of Friday afternoon. Seven primary houses and 15 additional structures were …

Peoria city council to consider $995M final budget, …

5/28/2024
Peoria City Council at its public meeting May 28 will consider its $995 million final budget for fiscal year 2025, a 4.7% increase from last year.

Sidewinder Fire south of Florence contained

5/27/2024
Fire crews have fully contained the Sidewinder Fire south of Florence. The blaze, which started May 25, was located northeast of State Route 79 and northwest of the Cactus Forest area, the …

Second desert fire reported south of Florence

5/24/2024
Fire crews have gotten the upper hand on another fire burning south of Florence – the second one this week. The Dotbug Fire started Thursday evening in the desert area along State Route 79 …

Pinebrook Fire south of Florence being contained

5/23/2024
The Pinebrook Fire south of Florence is now 35% contained at 8 acres, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management is reporting. The fire started Wednesday afternoon in the area of …

Driver dies after crashing car into power pole and bus …

5/17/2024
A driver died after crashing his vehicle into a power pole and bus stop in Mesa Friday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Mesa Police Department.  According to Mesa PD, the …

Welding, grinding primary causes of recent wildfires …

5/14/2024
A recent spike in wildfire activity in some parts of Pinal County is causing concern for state fire management officers. Since April 1 to May 9, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire …

Peoria Police investigating car accident in Vistancia …

4/15/2024
Peoria Police officers are investigating a traffic collision that happened in the master-planned development of Vistancia last weekend resulting in two fatalities.