Fatal motor vehicle-pedestrian accident Oct. 19 in Apache Junction

A female pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early today on Delaware Drive in Apache Junction and has died from her injuries, police said. The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Rob McDaniel, community resource coordinator for the Apache Junction Police Department, said in an e-mail. “A motorist was traveling southbound on […]

Gold Canyon resident represents Arizona as ambassador for patients

Sharon Swanson of Gold Canyon represented Arizona as an ambassador at a recent conference about policies helping patients. In September, 50 volunteer advocates whose lives were affected by blood stem cell transplants traveled across the country to join the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match’s first Advocacy Ambassador Leadership Summit in Minneapolis, according to a […]

Fit Families Mud Run in Apache Junction set for Oct. 20

The Fit Families Mud Run has appropriate obstacle race courses for the whole family to participate together. Hosted by the Apache Junction Parks & Recreation, the Fit Families Mud Run allows families to experience the obstacle race courses together on Saturday, Oct. 20, with the first wave going at 9 a.m., according to a press […]

State trooper injured in Apache Junction motorcycle accident

Superstition Fire and Medical District paramedics provided care for an injured Arizona Department of Pubic Safety trooper in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, a fire official said. “The trooper, a motor officer, was injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Ironwood Road, just south of the (U.S. Highway) […]

Apache Junction police host Oct. 24 vehicle identification number etching event

The Apache Junction Police Department is hosting a vehicle identification number etching event 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at AJPD’s parking lot, 1001 N. Idaho Road. This free program allows vehicle owners to have their VIN engraved on the windshield and other vehicle glass. “VIN etching is an effective visual deterrent against auto theft and […]

East Valley Soroptimist group offers 2 education awards for women

East Valley women pursuing vocational, skills training or an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply for the Live Your Dream Award. Presented through Soroptimist International of the East Valley, the Live Your Dream Award provides financial assistance to women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District offering free smoke alarms in October

The Superstition Fire and Medical District is celebrating fire and life safety the entire month of October with free smoke alarms and fire-prevention materials for residents. “Every home needs working smoke alarms. They are life-saving and can cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half,” Tina Gerola. the fire district’s community risk […]

Goodwill toward hungry families rescues Apache Junction Food Bank

When Apache Junction Food Bank driver Dan Rice saw the driveshaft of the charity’s large, refrigerated truck fall out on University Drive in Mesa on the morning of Oct. 2, he knew he had to do a few things: immediately retrieve the driveshaft, have the truck towed to Apache Junction Tires and Service and rent […]

Paula Ann Bollinger of Apache Junction sentenced to prison for sexual conduct with a minor

Paula Ann Bollinger, 40, of Apache Junction, has been sentenced to two consecutive 10-year prison terms, which will be followed by two counts of lifetime sex-offender probation for violations of sexual conduct with a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor, police said. In June, her husband, Johnny Ray Bollinger, 36, was sentenced to 160 […]

AJ resident trains for Spartan Trifecta World Championships

Garrett Cassity, of Apache Junction, is “training like a beast” for the Spartan Trifecta World Championships. With plane ticket in hand, he’s preparing to go to Sparta, Greece for the competition showcasing his strength and endurance. He’s leaving Oct. 31 and racing Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, he says when asked for an update on […]