Preston Lord was killed after being attacked at a Halloween party in Queen Creek on Oct. 28, 2023. ...
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Here’s a timeline of everything involving Preston Lord, Gilbert Goons, East Valley youth violence

Here's a timeline of everything involving Preston Lord, the Gilbert Goons and youth violence that has occurred in the East Valley.
5 days ago
Preston Lord murder suspect Talyn Vigil posted bond and was released from jail on April 12, 2024. (...
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Talyn Vigil, suspect in murder of Preston Lord, posts bonds and is released from jail

Talyn Vigil, one of seven suspects indicted in the murder of 16-year-old Preston Lord in Queen Creek, posted bond and was released from jail Friday, authorities said.
9 days ago
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Video: Chandler officials are considering two new rules to crack down on unruly parties

Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
11 days ago
Hosts of a Halloween party have charges against them after death...
Serena O'Sullivan

Queen Creek police chief wants to hold hosts of party where Preston Lord was attacked accountable

Queen Creek Police Chief Randy Brice explains why his department submitted charges against the hosts of a Halloween party where a teen died.
12 days ago
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Video: How juveniles are tried as adults: Maricopa County Attorney explains

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell joined The Mike Broomhead Show to explain the process in determining how a juvenile is charged as an an adult vs. not, as well as share more details about a bill she would like to see passed in regards to juveniles owning guns. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
16 days ago
Preston Lord investigation ongoing: 6 arrests, more coming up...
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Queen Creek police chief explains why police left party area before attack on Preston Lord

The Queen Creek Police Department released a report on the investigation into Preston Lord's death last week.
17 days ago
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Video: Randy Brice explains why Queen Creek police officers left area prior to Preston Lord’s death

Randy Brice explains on Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos why Queen Creek police officers left area prior to Preston Lord’s death. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News  
17 days ago
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Video: Valley experts say parents, communities need to do more to combat violence, bullying

In the final installment of a four-part special KTAR News series called “Youth on Edge,” which examines mental health and behavioral issues among our teens and young adults, reporter Balin Overstolz takes a closer look at how adults can broach difficult conversations and connect with teens. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News  
17 days ago
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Video: Arizona community leaders talk tactics parents can use to further connect with teens, youth

Mental Health advocate Katey McPherson, Combs High School head boys basketball coach Hosea Graham and Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Kristina Sabetta joined Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos for an hourlong panel discussing how parents can connect with kids and teens as violence rises in the East Valley. Video: Jeremy Schnell […]
18 days ago
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Video: Valley probation officers working to keep youth out of legal system, on right path

Keeping young people out of the vicious cycle of the legal system is the life work for Valley probation officers Thelma Fowler and Mark Wertsching. KTAR News reporter Heidi Hommel takes a closer look in the third of a four-part special KTAR News series called “Youth on Edge.” Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
18 days ago
Youth engagement officer position Gilbert Police Department Arizona...
Serena O'Sullivan

Gilbert Police Department may add new position solely focused on helping youth, chief says

Gilbert Police Chief Michael Soelberg said his department may create a new position — youth engagement officer — to help kids in the town.
18 days ago
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Video: ‘Youth on Edge’ roundtable on teen mental health, behavioral issues

KTAR News, in conjunction with ABC15 Arizona, is holding a two-hour roundtable on teen mental health and behavioral issues as part of the “Youth on Edge” special series. The roundtable will be hosted by Chris Merrill and Joe Huizenga of KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Chris and Joe Show from noon to 2 p.m. on […]
18 days ago
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Video: What mental health issues a Valley clinical psychologist are dealing with in 2024

What mental health issues a Valley clinical psychologist are dealing with in 2024. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
19 days ago
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Video: We should continue to keep Preston Lord’s memory alive

Gaydos talks about a visit he got from Preston Lord’s basketball coach and how keeping Lord’s memory alive is much more important than focusing on the people who killed him Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
20 days ago
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Video: COVID-19 pandemic a major driver for decreasing teen mental health

Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News  
20 days ago
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Video: Why social media plus post-2010 tech equals troubled teens

Many parents have begun to wonder why teen issues with anxiety and depression have grown in recent years. Jim Sharpe takes a closer look at what may be the root of the problem and what can be done to mitigate issues. Video: Arin Shae and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
20 days ago
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Colton Krolak

Preston Lord case a springboard for youth violence awareness, other issues in metro Phoenix

Youth violence was a minimally publicized phenomenon more than a year ago, but Preston Lord's death proved to be the impetus behind mass community awareness, anger and frustration.
21 days ago
Queen Creek resident reflects on chaotic Halloween party that ended in tragedy for 16-year-old Pres...
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911 caller on night of Lord’s Queen Creek attack frustrated as initial pleas for help went unanswered

A 911 caller who phoned shortly before 16-year-old Preston Lord was beaten to death at a Halloween party last October said she's still trying to understand how a teenager was killed. 
22 days ago
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Video: Youth Violence: How did we end up here?

Youth violence was a little known issue more than a year ago, but one case changed that almost instantly. KTAR’s Colton Krolak takes a look at how one attack changed how the Valley looks at these attacks forever. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News  
23 days ago
Split image of a Queen Creek Police vehicle and Preston. Lord...
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Queen Creek police report offers new details about Preston Lord’s death

The police report in the Preston Lord murder case was released by the Queen Creek Police Department Thursday afternoon.
23 days ago
Crime scene tape in focus, with a blurry Gilbert Police vehicle in the background....
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15-year-old arrested in connection with recent East Valley youth violence incident

A 15-year-old suspect was arrested last week in connection with a recent case of youth violence in the East Valley, authorities said.
1 month ago
Closeup showing the badge and patch on the uniform of a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy. Tw...
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2 MCSO deputies reassigned after incident involving parents of Preston Lord murder suspect

Two Maricopa County deputies were reassigned after reportedly escorting the parents of a suspect in the Preston Lord murder case out of a courthouse without authorization last week.
1 month ago
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Video: Why did sheriff’s deputies escort parents of teen accused of killing Preston Lord to car after court

Two deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office were reassigned Wednesday after accusations of giving preferential treatment to the parents of a teen accused of killing Preston Lord. Bruce St. James and Larry Gaydos want to know how this unauthorized situation happened. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff Department Subscribe […]
1 month ago
Six suspects accused in the death of Preston Lord appeared in court on March 13, 2024. (Pool Photos...
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6 suspects plead not guilty in death of 16-year-old Preston Lord

Six of the seven people accused of killing 16-year-old Preston Lord at a Halloween party in October in Queen Creek pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
1 month ago