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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...

Incumbent Martinez nears win in House race; Seaman clings to 2nd

Updated at 1:22 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2022. Incumbent Teresa Martinez, a Republican, is holding her lead, but Democratic challenger Keith Seaman has moved back...

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...
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...

Major retail development coming soon 

Maricopa City Manager Rick Horst has confirmed that a major retail development is coming to the area at the southeast end of the overpass...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

O’Halleran, Crane in tight battle for District 2 U.S. House seat

Updated at 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2022. Incumbent Democrat Tom O’Halleran’s bid to retain his U.S. House of Representatives seat against challenger Eli Crane...

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...

Major crash on SR347 leaves driver dead

A driver is dead as a wreck halted northbound traffic Thursday night on State Route 347 near Casa Blanca Road for hours. According to the...

Crash forces closure of stretch of Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway

Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway is closed from Santa Rosa Springs Parkway to Maricopa Groves Parkway due to a traffic incident, Maricopa police reported at about...
Nandos Mexican Cafe

Nando’s Mexican Café eyes a late ’22 opening

Nando’s Mexican Café, a southeast Valley restaurant institution since 2003, has confirmed its plans to open a Maricopa location as early as this year. Tim...
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,...
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...
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...

Mayor: Chili’s coming to Maricopa

It’s finally happening. Chili’s Grill & Bar is coming to Maricopa. According to a Facebook post from Mayor Christian Price and other sources, the casual...

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...
Oasis Bullet holes

New apartment renters rattled by gunfire

Apartments at the recently opened Oasis at the Wells were the target of gunfire early this morning, with approximately 16 shots fired at the...

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...

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...

Hartman Road closure coming Monday for work on new waterline

According to a city social-media post, Hartman Road from Sorrento Boulevard to Farrell Road will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 14,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...