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Hundreds of Crime Guns Seize in Summer Crackdownhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2452Police8/17/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2452/pic for newsroom.jpgHundreds of Crime Guns Seize in Summer Crackdown<div class="ExternalClassF1519475A9604BE2852578E77A75E713"><html>A little more than one month after the launch of “Operation Gun Crime Crackdown,” hundreds of crime guns have been taken off the streets and out of the hands of criminals.<br><br>The multi-agency, multi-faceted operation kicked off July 5, and focuses on reducing the number of violent gun crimes plaguing our city. Enforcement is aimed at taking guns away from those who are not supposed to have them while protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens.<br><br>“Guns are getting into the wrong hands leaving children without parents, families devastated and communities living in fear. We must do something to protect our children, our community’s officers, from gun violence,” said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams at a news conference announcing the operation.<br><br>Phoenix police have seized 711 guns from July 5 to August 15, including more than a dozen guns with a “conversion device” on them. A conversion device is an illegal part added to a gun to make it fully automatic. Police also seized a flare gun that was modified to shoot a 9mm round.<br><br>During that same time period, Phoenix police also made 526 arrests associated with gun crimes.<br><br>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said these are the kind of results she is looking for. “When we can take guns off the streets and out of the hands of people who should not have them, we’re improving safety throughout the city.” The Mayor added, “It shows how much we can accomplish when agencies collaborate on a common goal. I’m very grateful for our partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Maricopa County Attorney.”<br><br>The collaborative effort of local, state and federal agencies involved in this operation lead to the arrest of several individuals involved in multiple violent crimes, including several homicides which remain under investigation. Information on those will be released later, to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigations.<br><br>“The results of this targeted effort are a great example of how working with our law enforcement partners can enhance the great work the men and women of the Phoenix Police Department do every day,” said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams.<br><br>Having agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives embedded with Phoenix detectives assigned to “Operation Gun Crime Crackdown” has shortened the turn-around time of analyzing evidence from shooting scenes.<br><br>As part of the operation, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office geographically assigned supervisors to coordinate directly with police precinct personnel. MCAO liaisons have worked with Phoenix police to review gun cases to secure appropriate release conditions for those arrested.<br><br>“I commend the brave Phoenix Police Officers who go out every day and face dangerous and sometimes deadly scenarios involving those who commit crimes with a gun. Those who illegally possess guns seek to disrupt the safety of our community and my office is committed to holding them accountable. I support the lawful ownership of firearms and this partnership is about prosecuting those who seek to break the law and do harm in our community,” said Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell.<br><br>There is also a tip line for community members to call or email with any information they may have on someone they know who is illegally in possession of a firearm. This enforcement is not about taking guns away from law abiding citizens. It’s about getting guns out of the hands of criminals and those who are not supposed to have them.<br><br>TIPS AND LEADS PHONE: 602 644-5805 <br><br>EMAIL: azactic.gov<br><br>Silent Witness 602-480-Witness (480-948-6377) 602-480-Testigo (480-837-8446)<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspoliceOperation Gun Crime CrackdownPolicePolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

Something Special is Coming to America’s Friendliest Airport®https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2583Aviation12/1/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2583/newsroom_aviation_089.jpgSomething Special is Coming to America’s Friendliest Airport®<div class="ExternalClassEB97C7C4C4784510A6B1FC6043CDEFF7"><html>​The 12 Days of Gratitude Arrives December 5<br><br>PHOENIX – America's Friendliest Airport® is kicking off the holiday season with a special initiative designed to show appreciation. The 12 Days of Gratitude will commence on December 5 and run through December 16. During this time, a variety of activities will take place that will provide Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with the opportunity to show its gratitude to its customers. And, several other activities will take place that will give travelers the opportunity to show their gratitude for others.<br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:115px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/12%20Days%20of%20Gratitude.jpg" />“At America's Friendliest Airport®, we're always looking for ways to enhance the experience for our travelers," said Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky. “I'm excited that this holiday season, we'll be offering a variety of activities to acknowledge and thank our customers, while also providing them the opportunity to pay it forward by helping others."<br><br>Over the course of the 12 days, customers will find activities taking place both pre-and post-security in both terminals.  They'll have the opportunity to win prizes, take their photo with our mascot Amelia the Airplane, take photos with Navigator Buddies, participate in an art activity, write notes of gratitude, and donate items for a canned food drive, among others.<br><br>Additionally, throughout the 12 days, staff will be handing out chocolate coins and thank you cards to passengers as well as surprising and delighting a lucky passenger each day with a Phoenix Sky Harbor gift bag.<br><br>Here is the schedule of events:<br><br><strong>Monday, December 5</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity post-security in Terminal 3 near the Children's Play Area<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter in either terminal and write what you are thankful for. We will be displaying the notes on easels throughout the airport.<br></li><li>Canned Food Drive – We want to give back to the community. We're holding a canned food drive for Herrera Elementary School. Drop off your canned food items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 of Terminal 4 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We'll be giving raffle tickets for a chance to win Phoenix Sky Harbor branded goodies and an exclusive behind-the-scenes airport tour.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt. Test your knowledge of art in the airport. After you've completed the activity, scan the QR code for your chance to win a prize. Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Tuesday, December 6</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity pre-security in Terminal 4 near the Gallery.<br></li><li>12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the East End of Level 3 of Terminal 4.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Wednesday, December 7</strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 4. Amelia will be wandering around Terminal 3. Be sure to stop and say hello and snap a photo or two. Share your photo on social media using the hashtag #12daysofgratitude and tell us what you are most thankful for and have an opportunity to win a prize.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Thursday, December 8 </strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 3.  Get your photo with Amelia as she makes her way through the terminal.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity pre-security in Terminal 4 near the Gallery.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Friday, December 9 </strong><br><br><ul><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.</li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.</li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.</li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.</li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Saturday, December 10</strong><br><br><ul><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Sunday, December 11</strong><br><br><ul><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Monday, December 12</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Our therapy dogs are getting into the holiday spirit. Stop by and have your photo taken with them. Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located pre-security in Terminal 3 on Level 1 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Write a thank you card to members of the military. Located pre-security in Terminal 3 on Level 1 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Tuesday, December 13</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Amelia the Airplane Photo Opportunity in Terminal 3. Get your photo with Amelia as she makes her way through the terminal.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Wednesday, December 14</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Thursday, December 15</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Collaborative Coloring Activity post-security in Terminal 3 near the Children's Play Area<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br><strong>Friday, December 16</strong><br><br><ul><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., - Navigator Buddy Photo Opportunity – Located post-security in Terminal 4 near the Information Counter at the entrance of Gates D11-18.<br></li><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  - Write a thank you card for the USO to send to members of the military. Located on the Level 1 of Terminal 3 near the Information Counter in Baggage Claim.<br></li><li>8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Canned Food Drive. Drop off items at the Information Counter on the west end of Level 3 in Terminal 4.<br></li><li>All Day – Gratitude Notes. Stop by an Information Counter to fill out a card.<br></li><li>All Day – Art Scavenger Hunt – Pick up an activity sheet at the Level 1 Baggage Claim Ticket Counter in Terminal 3, the post-security Information Counter on Level 4 of Terminal 3 or any pre-security Information Counter in Terminal 4.</li></ul><br>Travelers should use the hashtag #12DaysofGratitude and tag @PHXSkyHarbor as they participate in activities for the opportunity to win a prize. And, be sure to check the Airport's social media channels for the latest #12DaysofGratitude news and highlights. Information is also available at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/12daysofgratitude</a>.<br><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport®</em></strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
2023 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1673Equal Opportunity11/30/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1673/Newsroom_EOD_013.jpg2023 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announced<div class="ExternalClassA5345EE4B8624C56937E38F2C17754ED"><html> <p></p><p><strong>Celebrate and Honor Community Champions</strong></p><p>Celebrate the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the 37th Annual Arizona MLK Awards Breakfast "Believe in the Dream," 7:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the Phoenix Convention Center, North Ballroom. This annual event honors the winners of the Phoenix Human Relations Commission's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream Award," and the Calvin C. Goode "Lifetime Achievement Award." </p><p>The honorees are:</p><p><strong>Calvin C. Goode - MLK "Lifetime Achievement Award"</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>Ms. Elizabeth Paulus <br></p></li></ul><p><strong>MLK "Living the Dream Award"</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>Ms. Wen Chyi Chiu                </p></li><li><p>Ms. Sharise L. Erby</p></li><li><p>Mr. Cordero Holmes               </p></li><li><p>Dr. Will Moreland                 </p></li></ul><p></p><p>Sponsorship and event ticket information is available at 602-513-8311. For updates and information about the event, visit:<a href="http://azmlk.org/" target="_blank"> azmlk.org</a> or phoenix.gov/eod.  The title sponsor is Amazon, and the presenting sponsors are PetSmart and Verizon. The event is hosted by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission.​<br></p><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Road Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2582Street Transportation11/30/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2582/elp image.jpgRoad Closures Planned for Saturday's APS Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClassB2A54F90D0354C37BC2421E55EE099D9"><html> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2125">35th Annual APS Electric Light Parade</a> takes to the streets of central Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Residents and attendees should plan ahead for scheduled street closures and vehicle restrictions in the area surrounding the parade route. Parade details and know-before-you-go event information is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/elp">Phoenix.gov/ELP</a>.</p><p>The <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1i-DBP7605LHx4_Z5j42aO7q38jdTqLUT&ll=33.5074240882084%2c-112.07002815000001&z=14">2.3-mile parade route</a> starts at Central Avenue and Montebello Avenue, travels south to Central Avenue and Camelback Road, heads east along Camelback Road to 7th Street, and continues south along 7th Street to its end point at Indian School Road.</p><p><strong>Street closures and restrictions:</strong><br></p><p><strong style="">Public Parking</strong><strong>:</strong> There is no assigned parking for the public during this event. Consider taking <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/">Valley Metro Light Rail</a> to the event to avoid traffic congestion. The parade route runs near the Light Rail stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Phoenix VA Hospital:</strong> Remains open; access is available from Osborn Road northbound on 3rd Street.</p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Camelback Road to Bethany Home Road from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong>Georgia Avenue:</strong> Restrictions from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.</p><p><strong style="color:rgb(255, 0, 0);">All major streets, local streets and driveways will be closed. The following street closures and restrictions will be in effect beginning at 3 p.m., and continue in phases leading up to the parade start time at 7 p.m. Streets will reopen in phases following the event, as parade completion and cleanup allow, until approximately 11 p.m.  </strong></p><p><strong>7th Street:</strong> Curb lanes restricted from Osborn Road to Indian School Road from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.<br></p><p><strong>Central Avenue:</strong> Closure from Bethany Home Road to Mariposa Street; limited to local access at Indian School Road for northbound traffic up to Mariposa Street.</p><p><strong>Camelback Road:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 8th Place; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to 1st Avenue; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic up to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>Missouri Avenue:</strong> Closure from 3rd Avenue to 4th Street; limited to local access at 7th Avenue for eastbound traffic up to Central Avenue; limited to local access at 7th Street for westbound traffic to Central Avenue.</p><p><strong>7th Street: </strong>Closure from Colter Street to Osborn Road; limited to local access at Bethany Home Road for southbound traffic up to 300 feet north of Camelback Road.</p><p><strong>Highland Avenue:</strong> Limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 8th Street.</p><p><strong>In</strong><strong><strong>d</strong>ian School Road: </strong>Lane restrictions in place early. Closure from 9th Street to Central Avenue starting at 6 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m.; limited to local access at 12th Street for westbound traffic to 9th Street.<br></p><p><strong>4th Street:</strong> Indian School Road to Clarendon Avenue; no parking from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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