Are you a veteran? Need a job? 60 employers are looking to hire you

Alessandra Luckey , The Republic | azcentral.com More than 670 job-seeking veterans are expected to attend the Greater Phoenix Veterans Job Fair at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Thursday. The event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature more than 60 exhibitors including employers, franchisers, educational institutions and veterans associations, according to RecruitMilitary, a military-focused recruitment company forContinue reading “Are you a veteran? Need a job? 60 employers are looking to hire you”

Dad of starved Phoenix infant gets 15 years in prison

Alessandra Luckey , The Republic | azcentral.com Ryan Adam Morris pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse and on count of attempted child abuse in January. A Phoenix man accused of starving his 9-month-old son was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday. Ryan Adam Morris pleaded guilty in January to one count of childContinue reading “Dad of starved Phoenix infant gets 15 years in prison”

Gunman sought after man shot at freeway motel in Phoenix

Alessandra Luckey , The Republic | azcentral.com The gunshot victim and shooter likely know each other, police said. A man was shot at a Phoenix motel Thursday morning and police are looking for the gunman. It happened at the Knights Inn near Interstate 17 and McDowell Road. Phoenix police said the man was taken toContinue reading “Gunman sought after man shot at freeway motel in Phoenix”

Buckeye police: Mom admitted to stabbing infant son, ‘heard voices’

Alessandra Luckey and Logan Newman , The Republic | azcentral.com Police say a Buckeye woman who admitted to fatally stabbing her 5-month-old son claimed to be possessed and not in control of her actions, court records show. Andrea Portillo, 29, is accused of second-degree murder and child abuse in the death of her infant son.Continue reading “Buckeye police: Mom admitted to stabbing infant son, ‘heard voices’”

$112K raised so far for Queen Creek family after deadly house fire

Alessandra Luckey , The Republic | azcentral.com Community members are coming to the aid of a Queen Creek father who lost his wife, a young son and nearly all the couple owned after a fire broke out in their home Wednesday afternoon. More than $112,000 was raised within 24 hours of a GoFundMe page having been set upContinue reading “$112K raised so far for Queen Creek family after deadly house fire”

Good Samaritan shoots, kills man who wounded Arizona DPS trooper in struggle

Yihyun Jeong and Alessandra Luckey, The Republic | azcentral.com A man traveling to California came to the rescue of a wounded state trooper who was struggling with the gunman who had shot him on an isolated stretch of Interstate 10, authorities said. The man, who was with his wife, stopped his car when he came upon a rolloverContinue reading “Good Samaritan shoots, kills man who wounded Arizona DPS trooper in struggle”