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Midwestern U starts 4 graduate nurse programs
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Midwestern U starts 4 graduate nurse programs

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF The College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University‘s Glendale Campus is implementing four new graduate nursing programs. The university is offering a scholarship to select students who are accepted...
CUSD building ‘sally-ports’ at elementary schools
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CUSD building ‘sally-ports’ at elementary schools

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Chandler Unified School District is planning to spend nearly $1.5 million on boosting security measures at 10 elementary schools. Concord General Contracting and Chasse Building Team have been awarded...
Chandler joins pedestrian safety campaign
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Chandler joins pedestrian safety campaign

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Police Department is participating in a countywide enforcement campaign intended to reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities across the Valley. The Maricopa Association of...
Community college bill signed into law
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Community college bill signed into law

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona’s community colleges are now on the path to awarding four-year degrees if they want. Gov. Doug Ducey last week signed legislation to permit these local institutions to offer...
Chandler Medicare thief gets 3 years in jail
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Chandler Medicare thief gets 3 years in jail

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF A Chandler woman has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to filing thousands of fraudulent claims for Medicare benefits totaling more than $4 million. Frances Jones, 52, was ordered to...
Arrest report describes harrowing encounter
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Arrest report describes harrowing encounter

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer A Tolleson man accused of ramming a stolen car into a group of officers, killing Chandler Officer Christoper Farrar and severely injuring a Gillbert officer, remains in jail on a $3-million cash bail....
Officer Farrar first to die on duty this year
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Officer Farrar first to die on duty this year

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Cecilia Chan Staff Writer The Chandler police officer slain by a car thief in Gilbert April 29 is the first East Valley policeman killed in the line of duty this year and apparently the first in Arizona. Officer Christopher...
Dream of Chandler veterans memorial coming true
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Dream of Chandler veterans memorial coming true

May 11th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer After more than a decade of planning and development, the city is moving forward with constructing a veterans memorial at Oasis Park in south Chandler. Chandler City Council last month approved...
Chandler officer’s death ‘a big loss for our community’
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Chandler officer’s death ‘a big loss for our community’

May 9th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Two days after Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar was killed by a wanted fugitive, hundreds of mourners assembled outside Compass Christian Church to remember a friend who was described as a...
Funeral set for slain Chandler Officer Christopher Farrar
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Funeral set for slain Chandler Officer Christopher Farrar

April 30th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Cecilia Chan and Kevin Reagan SanTan Sun News Staff Writers Gilbert Officer Rico Aranda is steadily improving from head injuries sustained April 29 in a violent confrontation with a car thief that left a Chandler police...