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Halloween Safety Tips

A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. 

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Halloween Health and Safety Tips

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

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Jimmy Lee Braddock - Sex Offender Alert

Jimmy Lee Braddock - Sex Offender Alert

Registration #116074
Risk/Class Level 3
Convicted in 2003 of Sexual Conduct with a Minor.  His victim was a 15 year old female acquaintance.

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It’s holiday crime time

Kids, young and old alike, will delight in visiting the free annual model train display in the backyard of Dennis and Dana Busby of Gold Canyon.

There are ways to avoid becoming a victim, experts say

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Malls and parking lots filled with shop­pers rushing from store to store in search of the perfect gift.

The holiday shopping season is here, and while shoppers are preoccupied with one goal, criminals also have one thing on their minds — stealing identities, cash and merchandise.

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How to Protect Yourself Against Domestic Violence

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Although many of you many not be in abusive relationships, if we here at can help even 1 person or 1 family - this article will be worth it.  Thank you to an eHow contributor for this amazing article.

While the best way to eliminate the threat of domestic violence is to leave an unhealthy relationship, you can take a number of actions to protect yourself while you remain in the situation. The following steps show you how.

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How to Find Ways to Prevent Domestic Violence and Abuse

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard

Domestic violence and abuse is a prevalent problem in our communities, as well as globally. It has existed since the beginning of civilization because the problem is not just nurture, but also nature. Aggression and violence is part of the innate makeup of the human race and it is a choice we all have whether we want to manifest it in our behavior or suppress and control it. The definition of domestic abuse is when one person in a relationship  or marriage (spousal abuse) tries to control and dominate the other person by using intimidation, guilt, shame, fear or physical control. Domestic violence is defined to include physical violence as well as domestic abuse.

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Horne Consumer Alert: Phony Car Airbags May Cause Death

Automobile airbags undoubtedly save lives, but Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers that potentially dangerous and unreliable after-market airbags are being sold to individuals and businesses in Arizona.

“Phony airbags are a real problem because they often fail to work and pose a threat to human lives,” Horne said.  “It is important that consumers buy the appropriate equipment and be on the lookout for counterfeits.”

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Looks too good to be true? It probably is

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office warn residents that an offer received by the phone, mail or Internet may be too good to be true. According to the website look­stoogoodtobetrue. com, online scams know no national borders or boundaries; they re­spect no investigative jurisdictions. But, as with all scammers, they have one objective — to separate citizens from their money!

The website advises that hanging up the phone or not responding to shady mailings or e-mails will make it difficult for the scam­mer to commit fraud.

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Keeping Kids Safe in Vehicles Starts with Proper Car Seats

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children one to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Rural/Metro Fire Department and Southwest Ambulance want to ensure all families and children are safe and are offering great safety and prevention assistance during Car Seat Safety Week.

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Johnson Utilities Summer Pool Safety Tips

This is a public service announcement from Johnson Utilities.

Arizona has the highest child-drowning rate in the US. Don't put our children in danger!

Johnson Utilities, Johnson Community Library, YMCA, CPR Pro's, Leslie's Pool Supplies, and Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona have teamed up to make our community aware of the dangers of children and water.  

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Someone I know was just arrested. Who/where do I call to find out where they were taken?
PCSO Jail, Florence 520-866-5038.

How do I order a police report?
Police Incident Report’s are available by reporting in person at any of the following Substation’s and also at the Florence Administration Office (Records Unit). Hour of operation for both Region Office and Records Unit hours are from Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (except holidays). To expedite your request, please have your incident case number ready when contacting either office.

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Parent Alert - "Inhalant Abuse"

Used nitrous oxide cartridges or

While many parents are aware of and informed about the dangers of illicit drugs, the potentially deadly effects of common household products often remain overlooked. Items like spray paint, adhesives, gasoline, cleaning fluids, nail polish remover, and markers aren't typically taken intro consideration because they were never intended to be used as drugs. However, inhaling the vapors from these and many other products can result in a powerful and potentially fatal intoxication.

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October is Time to Celebrate Safe Communities!

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard

Celebrate Safe CommunitiesEach year, law enforcement agencies, citizens, community groups, and government agencies join together in October for Crime Prevention Month. Whether your community has been hit by a new crime trend or mortgage foreclosure, or your block club or neighborhood watch program needs revitalizing, planning a safety event this October for Crime Prevention Month is a great way to keep your community safe, meet new partners, and make a difference in your community.

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New Years Safety Tip From Rural/Metro Fire Department

Do you still have a Christmas tree in your home? Live Christmas trees are often cut in the month of November and shipped to the southwest desert from cooler states.

Those same trees are then exposed to the Arizona sunlight and subjected to warm temperatures. The Christmas tree that was once fresh, green, and fragrant is not only quickly dying, it poses a serious safety hazard to you and your family.

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New Study: Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16


Among U.S. adolescents, misuse of prescription painkillers peaks at age 16, earlier than thought, a new large survey analysis reveals.

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Motorists should prepare for gusty winds across Arizona

ADOT reminds drivers to “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” if dust reduces visibility

The Arizona Department of Transportation cautions drivers that strong winds and blowing dust could impact travel today on Arizona’s highways.

The National Weather Service has issued wind and blowing dust advisories for much of the state, which are in effect in some areas beginning at 9 a.m. today.

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Queen Creek Fire Department encourages safety while grilling


May is National Barbecue Month, and the Queen Creek Fire Department wants you and your family to stay safe while cooking outdoors. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, gas grills constitute a higher risk, having been involved in an annual average of 6,900 home fires in 2005-09, while charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in an annual average of 1,100 home fires. More than one-quarter (29%) of the home structure fires involving grills started on a courtyard, terrace or patio, 28% started on an exterior balcony or open porch, and 6% started in the kitchen.

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Queen Creek Fire Department encourages safety this holiday season

Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 1,650 Americans and cause over $990 million in damage. There are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.

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Pull Aside • Stay Alive

At ADOT we always want to give drivers a warning of what’s coming up on the road ahead...

Whether it’s an impending freeway closure or a new type of traffic signal, we try our very best to get the word out ahead of time so motorists know what to expect.

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PSA: Please Read and Stay Safe

Over the last few weeks, we have received numerous complaints about several issues in our community.

As a public service announcement, we are sharing the information with all of you.  

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