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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Sept. 10-12

Sep 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
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(Facebook photo/Peoria's 2nd Saturdays)
(Facebook photo/Peoria's 2nd Saturdays)

PHOENIX — Peoria announced the return of Second Saturdays in October, Arizona Department of Revenue announced Thursday $48 million in unclaimed property has been returned to owners, and three pediatric patients were taken to the hospital on Saturday after drowning in a pool in Buckeye.

Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.


Peoria announces return of Second Saturdays in October

After more than a year on hiatus, Second Saturdays will return to Peoria next month, the city announced in a press release.

The event will occur on the second Saturday of each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through May 14, 2022. It will take place on Jefferson Street and 83rd Avenue in Old Town Peoria.

Every month will have its own theme, kicking off with “The Great Pumpkin” on October 9.

Second Saturdays is a free night market consisting of special vendors, outdoor games, art displays, local pop-up restaurants and live music.


Arizona Department of Revenue returns $48M in unclaimed property

The Arizona Department of Revenue announced Thursday $48 million in unclaimed property has been returned to owners for the 2021 fiscal year.

The agency returned about 83,000 properties to over 13,000 claimants that ranged in value from $1 to $166,000, according to a press release.

In the past three fiscal years, approximately $138 million has been returned to individuals and businesses.

Unclaimed property refers to money owned to a business or individual from origins including old bank accounts, uncashed payroll checks, returned deposits and dormant safe deposit boxes, the release said.


3 pediatric patients taken to hospital after drowning in Buckeye

Three pediatric patients all under the age of four were taken to the hospital on Saturday after drowning in a pool in Buckeye, authorities said.

Firefighters were dispatched to an apartment complex near Broadway Road and Miller Road after a report of three drowning victims, according to the Buckeye Fire Department.

All three children were transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, two by air and the third was taken by an ambulance in fair condition.


Ducey announces plans to work with educators, lawmakers to require 9/11 education

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday announced plans to work with educators and lawmakers to pass legislation guaranteeing 9/11 education in K-12 schools.

Currently, 14 states require students receive instructions about 9/11, and Arizona is not one of them, Ducey’s office said in a press release. Only “broad references” to 9/11 and terrorism are included in the state’s economic standards.

Ducey, along with the Arizona State Board of Education, educators and members of the state Legislature are working to add to that list.

Ramping up education in schools can also potentially combat misinformation and conspiracy theories that have circulated on the internet. Twenty years have passed and a Google search of “9/11 conspiracy theories” approaches 8 million hits.


Valley of the Sun United Way new program to provide over 78K meals for seniors

Valley of the Sun United Way announced Wednesday it has launched a new meal program that will provide more than 78,400 restaurant-style meals to Valley seniors in need.

Ruby’s Diner in Anthem prepares and freezes the meals that are both nutritious and low sodium as part of a partnership with United Way for the Senior Connect program, according to the release.

The meals are then distributed to approximately 1,000 seniors across the North and Northwest Valley by 11 food banks and nonprofit organizations.

Seniors get six meals per week as part of the five-month program, according to the release, along with other information about services they may be eligible for, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Sept. 10-12