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Peoria, meaning "prairie fire," was named after Peoria, Illinois, where most of the first settlers were originally hailed from. It was established in the 1880s by William J. Murphy, who advertised the land to families in Illinois. The town grew quickly, and today is a major suburb of Phoenix. It is also a host to spring training for several baseball teams including the Milwaukee Brewers, the San Diego Padres, and the Seattle Mariners.

Population: 108364
Local Newspapers: Peoria Times Peoria Independent Peoria Republic Peoria Today
Local Sports Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) Arizona Rattlers (AFL) Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) Phoenix Mercury (WNBA) Phoenix Suns (NBA) Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
Local Colleges:

Zip Codes associated with peoria, arizona: 85345 85381 85382
Towns/Cities near peoria, arizona : Glendale Sun City Youngtown El Mirage Litchfield Park Surprise

Peoria News
Trine to close Arizona campus

The Angola-based university will shutter its Peoria, Arizona campus June 12, Trine spokesman James Tew confirmed to NewsChannel 15. Tew said closing the campus will allow the university to "refocus more efforts on our strength, which is the education provided at our main campus and education centers in Indiana and Michigan." Tew said most of the students enrolled at the Peoria campus will have completed their degrees by the closure date.

PD: Pair arrested for 5 Smoke Shop robberies

Police report that between February and April, 20-year-old Jacob Sutton and 23-year-old Paul Rohrbacher, robbed smoke shops in El Mirage, Surprise, and Peoria, getting about $4,000 in cash and products. The men wore 'black and white masks' that they made themselves, cutting holes in a shirt.

5 reasons this all-girl skateboarding group in Phoenix rocks

Paige Heyn, 9, wears a shirt saying, "Girl Squad" and whatever she darn well wants at the all-girl Skate Rising event in Peoria. The ripping and flipping and sliding approaches airport-loud.

Which city has the most park land in the West Valley?

While Glendale has the most parks of West Valley cities, Buckeye has the most park land per capita. Several cities are looking to add more parks.

Sidel Opens Cap Molding Plant in Arizona

Sidel Group of France opened a plant last year in Peoria, Ariz., for injection molding mainly beverage-bottle caps. The plant is the third facility for Novembal , the cap and closure molding unit of Sidel Group.

Register your alarm system, avoid penalties

Alarm systems. So many people across the Valley have them, but did you know they could cost you more than that monthly fee if you're missing a certain step? Many people don't know they have to register their systems - it's all in an effort to cut down on false alarms.

Record: Man says he shot Peoria shop owner, stole Mercedes because he ...

An 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of a Peoria clothing store owner on Wednesday told police he intended to steal the woman's Mercedes-Benz vehicle because he "wanted to drive it for a while,'' according to a court document released Friday. Record: Man says he shot Peoria shop owner, stole Mercedes because he 'wanted to drive it for a while' An 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of a Peoria clothing store owner on Wednesday told police he intended to steal the woman's Mercedes-Benz vehicle because he "wanted to drive it for a while,'' according to a court document released Friday.

Peoria police arrest suspect in homicide, robbery

Peoria police have arrested a man suspected in a homicide and robbery that occurred Wednesday at a clothing store in Peoria, officials said. Peoria police arrest suspect in homicide, robbery Peoria police have arrested a man suspected in a homicide and robbery that occurred Wednesday at a clothing store in Peoria, officials said.

Police at scene of robbery, shooting in Peoria

Police at scene of robbery, shooting in Peoria The incident occurred near 81st and Peoria avenues, police said. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2opRLio Peoria police are searching for a person who may have been involved in a robbery and shooting late Wednesday afternoon.

Man turns himself in in connection with up-skirt photo incident at Peoria Target store

Man turns himself in in connection with up-skirt photo incident at Peoria Target store Anthony Strope, 28, of Phoenix, turned himself in to police, officials say. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2opYfQ2 A 28-year-old man has turned himself in to police in connection with photos taken up a woman's skirt as she shopped at a Peoria Target store, officials say.

Man arrested for taking pics up a woman's dress

Peoria police say they've arrested a man accused of taking a photograph underneath a woman's dress at a Peoria Target store. 28-year-old Anthony Strope was allegedly caught on camera on March 6 , kneeling down and pointing his phone under a woman's skirt inside the Target near Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road.

Women at work: Networking group, co-working space grow opportunities in the West Valley

A Peoria professional networking group, West Valley Women, is helping women across the West Valley connect with other female professions, and is celebrating the launch of StarshineAZ, a women's co-op space at the Glendale Municipal Airport. Women at work: Networking group, co-working space grow opportunities in the West Valley A Peoria professional networking group, West Valley Women, is helping women across the West Valley connect with other female professions, and is celebrating the launch of StarshineAZ, a women's co-op space at the Glendale Municipal Airport.

Padres in no rush with Sanchez's head injury

The Padres are being cautious with Hector Sanchez , and understandably so. The veteran catcher was hit in the mask with a foul ball Thursday and likely sustained a concussion, which would be his seventh.

PD: Man, woman found dead inside Glendale home

Officers trying to serve a search warrant in Glendale discovered two individuals who had been shot and were dead inside a home. According to the Glendale Police Department, on April 8 officers from Phoenix were serving a search warrant in reference to child pornography at a home near 59th and Peoria avenues shortly after 7 p.m. As Phoenix police officers were entering the home, one gunshot was heard.

Apex Tactical Specialties Adds Distributor Crow Shooting Supply

PEORIA, Ariz. - - Apex Tactical Specialties has expanded its list of distributors supplying the nation's network of firearm retailers with the addition of Iowa based wholesale distributor Crow Shooting Supply.

Multiple fatalities in Glendale house fire

Fire crews from Glendale and Phoenix responded to the home in the 5200 block of Mercer Lane near Peoria and 51st Avenues. The first crews on the scene reported flames shooting through the roof and immediately began searching for people inside the home.

Police: Man took cellphone photos up woman's dress at Peoria store

Police: Man took cellphone photos up woman's dress at Peoria store The woman had been shopping with two children at a Target store in Peoria. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/2nVj9EK Police say this man was caught taking a cellphone photo up a woman's dress as she shopped with two children at a Target store in Peoria.

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