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Interim leader Pitassi becomes Maricopa’s new fire chief

Brad Pitassi, interim chief of Maricopa Fire/Medical since the resignation of Brady Leffler on March 27, is the city’s new fire chief, InMaricopa has...

NWS issues rare tornado warning for parts of Pinal, Pima counties

Published on: Sep 12, 2022 at 16:10 A tornado warning is in effect through 4:30 p.m. Monday for parts of southern Pinal and northern Pima counties,...

City reorganizes public safety, hires deputy city manager to oversee team

Micah Gaudet, who has been town manager in Miami, Ariz., east of Phoenix, has been named deputy city manager/chief public-safety officer of Maricopa, City...

Maricopa gets 19 applicants for vacant City Council seat

The list of candidates to fill the two remaining years of newly selected Mayor Nancy Smith’s City Council term has been made public, and...
MPD Chief James Hughes

Police chief resigns

Maricopa Police Chief James Hughes has resigned. The 36-year law-enforcement veteran’s final day with the department will be Sept. 15, according to a statement...

Man who exchanged gunfire with officers found dead in backyard

UPDATED AT 2:50 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 A man who exchanged gunfire with Maricopa Police officers Monday morning from inside a home in The Villages...

Nancy Smith selected new mayor by City Council

Nancy Smith, elected to the Maricopa City Council in 2014, and the wife of former Mayor Tony Smith, was selected as the city’s new...

County certifies election results

Pinal County has announced that a post-election Logic and Accuracy test was certified Thursday and witnessed by political observers from both Republican and Democrat...

Police: Man stabbed, poured boiling water on roommate before wreck, shooting

According to a probable cause statement released by the Maricopa Police Department Wednesday, a man involved in a shooting Sunday was ready to kill...

It’s (un)official: Incumbents retain city council seats

Incumbent city councilmembers Vincent Manfredi, Rich Vitiello and Henry Wade retained their seats as the final votes were counted in the race for three...

Ross in as new Pinal elections director; Frisk out

Pinal County has made a move to clean up the mess of this year’s primary elections, bringing in county Recorder Virginia Ross in to...

County ballot fiasco continues on Election Day

Pinal County is printing additional ballots for today’s election at the last minute due to a shortage in some voting precincts. In a release from...

Postal truck involved in 3-car accident

An multi-vehicle crash shortly after noon involving a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck has shut down traffic on Smith-Enke Road. The westbound lanes are closed...

Water main break closes part of Porter Road

For the second time in less than three weeks, Global Water is working to repair a water main break causing traffic delays in town. The...
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Sexual assault reported in The Villages Tuesday

Maricopa police are investigating at least one sexual assault in the bathroom of the clubhouse at The Villages at Rancho El Dorado on Tuesday...

Sun sets on Sunrise Diner

A Maricopa institution is no more. Sunrise Diner, an eatery that has welcomed patrons in Maricopa nearly as long as the city has been incorporated,...

Supervisors approve solution to ballot errors

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a solution to the ballot snafu that has plagued the county for nearly a week. Voters who...

Driver turns gun on himself on SR 347

A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head in his truck on State Route 347 overnight Saturday after police conducted a "high-risk...

Bowlin Road closed after water main break

A water main break overnight on Bowlin Road near Central Arizona College has been isolated, according to Global Water Resources. According to Mike Riggs, the...

UPDATED: City Council elections not included on some ballots

Editor’s note: This is a breaking story. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.  UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect...

PCSO seeks homicide suspect

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in conjunction with a July 4 shooting that killed one man and wounded...

Oversize load waits at the edge of town

An oversize load is sitting along State Route 238, just east of Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Course, ready to move slowly through Maricopa on...

Missing Maricopa child found

Maricopa Police found a missing 9-year-old girl in Maricopa. The girl, Odyessa, was reported to have run away at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday. Detectives worked with...

Comic standout Tracy Morgan to play Ak-Chin Casino

Legendary actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is coming to Maricopa for his No Disrespect tour on Friday, Sept. 23 at The Events Center at...

Eastbound I-10 closure postponed

The Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project team has postponed this weekend’s eastbound I-10 closure between US 60 and Loop 202 because of the...
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MPD releases video from fatal officer-involved shooting

The Maricopa Police Department Tuesday released body camera footage and parts of 9-1-1 calls related to the investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a...

Crash kills 2 on White and Parker Road

Two people died in a single-car crash on White and Parker road at about 11:20 a.m. today. The Maricopa Police Department said a man and...
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Police release video of vandals at The Duke

Maricopa police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspected vandals caught on video at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado Golf Course. See...
Maricopa Pantry fire

Fire razes Maricopa Pantry food bank

A fire destroyed the Maricopa Pantry in Hidden Valley on Monday, leaving thousands of area families looking for a source of food. The blaze at...
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Officers shoot armed man to death in Homestead

Maricopa police shot and killed an armed man who was making threats at his Homestead residence on Sunday morning. The incident, the city’s first officer-involved...