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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from May 12-14

May 14, 2023, 6:00 PM

(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)...

(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)

(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix, AZ USA)

PHOENIX — A Goodyear stepfather and daughter are dead in an apparent murder-suicide, a driver was killed after his truck veered off road and crashed into the desert in Peoria and Dave & Buster’s is opening a new location in Queen Creek.

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


Goodyear stepfather and daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide

Goodyear police reported a man and his stepdaughter were found dead from gunshots Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police said when officers responded to a medical call in the 16000 block of West Larkspur Drive they discovered 41-year-old John D. Castro and 18-year-old Aaliyah M. Anderson deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Family members called 911.

The Goodyear Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit collected evidence and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy, leading to the determination of murder-suicide.


Driver killed after veering off road, crashing in desert in Peoria

A driver was killed early Friday when his pickup truck went off the road and crashed in the northwest Valley, authorities said.

Officers responded to a single-vehicle collision on Castle Hot Springs Road, just north of State Route 74, around 1:15 a.m., the Peoria Police Department said.

Benjamin Musser, 24, of Phoenix was found dead at the scene.


Dave & Buster’s opening 1st Queen Creek entertainment location

Dave & Buster’s is expanding its presence in the Valley with the opening of its first Queen Creek location next week.

The restaurant and entertainment business will open its doors Monday at Queen Creek Marketplace located at 21000 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd.

The 19,000-square-foot building is an entertainment space where guests can redeem their earned tickets from arcade games for various prizes, including Apple products, Xbox consoles and more.


AT&T bringing high-speed fiber internet service to Chandler, Gilbert

AT&T announced this week it would be rolling out its high-speed fiber internet service to more parts of the East Valley.

The service will be available to residents and businesses in Chandler and Gilbert later this year, the company said in a press release, joining Mesa that recently began connecting customers.

People can find out when the service is available in their area online.


Teen girl shot, killed after attending house party in west Phoenix

A teen girl is dead after she was shot in a west Phoenix residential area early Sunday.

Phoenix police said they responded to reports of a shooting in the area of 91st Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road just after midnight.

Upon arrival, they found a teen girl with a gunshot wound in front of a home.

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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from May 12-14