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MCSO is asking the public’s help to identify assault …

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is asking the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in a deputy assault and collision that occurred on May 17 in Youngtown.

Get to know Peoria’s new fire chief

Ice hockey probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fighting fire. But if it weren’t for hockey, new Peoria Fire-Medical Chief Gary Bernard might not be in the position he is in today.

NTSB unveils probable cause of 2020 bridge collapse, …

A broken rail was the probable cause of a fiery freight train derailment and subsequent bridge collapse in Tempe nearly two years ago, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its …

Elderly Glendale man found in pool, in ‘very …

An elderly Glendale man was hospitalized in very critical condition after he was found unresponsive in a backyard pool.

Get to Know the Candidates: Top issues for mayoral …

In this edition of Get to Know the Candidates, Peoria Independent asks the city's mayoral candidates about the three most important issues they believe Peoria is facing. 

Buckeye school districts take campus safety measures

BUCKEYE — With last week’s Uvalde, Texas student and teacher massacre still fresh in their minds, administrators at two school districts in the Southwest Valley will move ahead this …

Glendale police among agencies targeting seat belt law

In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Glendale Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce the state’s seat belt and child safety seat laws.

Gun brought to Scottsdale campus week before Texas …

The week before the Uvalde, Texas, shooting at an elementary school, a Scottsdale Unified School District student brought a weapon on campus — illustrating how close to home safety threats can …

Southwest Valley school districts react to Texas …

School districts in the Southwest Valley are emphasizing their safety protocols following the third-largest school shooting in U.S. history in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. Two teachers and 19 …

Queen Creek offers summer heat safety tips

Temperatures are forecasted to hit triple digits today. This extremely hot weather can cause sickness, and even death. In 2021, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona …

Peoria Police, FBI arrest Glendale man for bank …

A Glendale man has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.

County offers safety tips after 'unprecedented' Lake …

It is gearing up to be a busy season at Lake Pleasant with swaths of people ready to shed their pandemic experiences for summertime fun in the water.

Buckeye Police enforce seat belt use in Buckle Up …

The Buckeye Police Department will enhance enforcement of seat belt and child safety seat use during an upcoming annual statewide campaign. Buckle Up Arizona enforcement will run from May 23 to …

Peoria Police seek assistance in locating missing …

Peoria Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Kelly Harmon, a 61-year old female.

Water safety event held in Apache Junction

Water safety — including proper use of life jackets and when to use hands-only CPR — was explained recently to Apache Junction families participating in the annual April Pools Day …

Wildfire real danger in SCW

The threat of wildfire is closer to Sun City West than many people think.

Peoria Police investigating homicide

Peoria Police are investigating Brianna Zerth, 29, for the murder of her family member, police say.

Hancock: Know the rules of the road for e-bike riders

Electric bicycles are a great option when it comes to commuting around the Valley. Not only can you get to your destination faster than a traditional bike, but you can also travel farther while …

Recovering from the explosion, coming out on top

As a fire fighter for the Peoria Fire-Medical Department, Capt. Hunter Clare was badly injured in an explosion at an APS battery facility in Surprise in April of 2019, and has yet to return to full duty work.
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