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O’Halleran concedes to political newcomer Crane for U.S. House

Three-term Congressman Tom O'Halleran, who represents Maricopa in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Friday morning conceded defeat to Republican political neophyte Eli Crane...

Prop. 469 to fund road improvements, including SR 347, headed for defeat

Updated at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022. Pinal County voters, who have been clamoring for better transportation, specifically widening and improving State Route 347,...

Challenger Eli Crane unseats 3-term Rep. Tom O’Halleran in U.S. House

Updated at 5:25 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2022. Political neophyte Eli Crane, a former Navy SEAL, was on the verge on unseating three-term incumbent Tom...

TJ Shope rolls to victory over Kerby for District 16 state Senate

Updated at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, 2022. Incumbent Republican TJ Shope, unexpectedly trailing Democratic challenger Taylor Kerby in early returns, rolled to a commanding...
Pima Butte Elementary School

MUSD gets high marks from the state in first post-pandemic letter grades

There has been concern about academic progress in Maricopa public schools in the wake of COVID-19, but based on letter grades released this week...
State Route 347 Sign

Transportation Authority OKs plan for $87 million in Prop. 417 tax refunds

The Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors on Nov. 1 approved a plan to work with Pinal County businesses and entities and the...

Tractor Supply Co. site to be in The Wells near Walmart

Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural-lifestyle retailer in the U.S., is coming to Maricopa with a bang. The retail giant plans to bring its new...

Tractor Supply coming to Maricopa

Tractor Supply, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has taken initial steps to come to Maricopa, a city official confirmed Tuesday...
School bus MUSD

Jeep crashes into school bus with no students in it; both drivers injured

A sport-utility vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck a school bus Friday shortly after 3 p.m., according to Maricopa police. There were...

Southbound 347 lanes reopen just in time for rush hour after gravel spill

What was shaping up as a rough commute home Monday for anyone coming south into Maricopa on State Route 347 was softened when southbound...

City’s Public Services Director Mike Riggs passes away

Updated at 3:35 p.m. on Oct. 7 Mike Riggs, Maricopa’s public services director, passed away early Friday morning. Riggs, 55, a fourth-generation Arizonan, was known in...

Marshalls’ opening festivities set

Maricopans will have a new shopping venue for this year’s holiday season. Marshalls is scheduled to open at 20250 N. John Wayne Pkwy., in Sonoran...
Arizona Lottery Fantasy 5 winner

$320,000 Fantasy 5 winning ticket for Sept. 30 sold at QuikTrip in Maricopa

Did you buy a Fantasy 5 ticket for the Sept. 30 drawing? If you did, check your ticket. A winning Fantasy 5 ticket, worth $320,000,...

Police seek suspected shoplifter accused of pointing firearm at Walmart employee

Maricopa Police are looking for a man suspected of pulling a gun on a Walmart employee Friday afternoon after the man was confronted about...

Council selects Eric Goettl as newest member

The City Council on Tuesday selected Eric Goettl to the panel in a 4-2 final vote over the other finalist, Planning & Zoning Commissioner...

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...

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...
The Villages at Rancho El Dorado Maricopa

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,...