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Saturday, November 26, 2022

SR 347 reopened in both directions near Maricopa

State Route 347 is now open in both directions north of Maricopa, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Blowing dust and subsequent collisions had...

Teachers: Ducey’s proposal a ‘Band-Aid’ on teacher pay issue

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday afternoon his proposal to increase teacher pay by 20 percent by fall 2020. The announcement comes the day after...

Strong winds, blowing dust forecast for Thursday

Drivers across Arizona should be prepared for strong winds, possible blowing dust and an increased fire danger today. The National Weather Service has issued advisories...

‘Garage murder’ case heads to trial after Thanksgiving

Michael Agerter’s accused murderer will face a 12-person jury trial after the Thanksgiving holiday. The four-week trial will begin Nov. 27 and is expected to...

‘That Yo-Yo Kid’ wins first Mr. MHS pageant

Friday, eleven senior guys showcased their best beachwear, talent and formal wear in a battle to become the first ever Mr. MHS. Patrick Flint,...

Crain resigning as Chamber president

Maricopa Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Terri Crain announced Friday she will soon leave the organization. Crain is slated to become the Chief Operating...

Collision on Porter backs up after-school traffic

An collision snarled traffic at a busy intersection Thursday afternoon as schools were dismissing classes. Maricopa Police Department reported no serious injuries, though two juveniles...

Section of Honeycutt to be closed tonight

As construction of a new overpass on State Route 347 begins, the Arizona Department of Transportation is preparing to shift traffic away from the...

Blue skies, hot temps in store this weekend

Look for some shade. With increasingly hot temperature and the evaporation of any chance of rain, this will be a warm weekend for Maricopa. Today,...

MPD submits felony child abuse charge against daycare provider

Olivia Merolli, the unlicensed daycare provider who admits to losing a 2-year-old from her home in February, could face legal trouble. The Maricopa Police Department...

Easter wild horse sighting draws notice (VIDEO)

Seeing a band of wild horses stampede across the road was no April Fools joke for one motorist Sunday. Tessie Smith recorded them as...

6-year-old transported to hospital after near-drowning

First responders transported a six-year-old to the hospital Monday after he was found unresponsive in a pool. The boy was discovered not breathing in a...

Warm week in the cards for Maricopa weather

A mostly sunny week with warm temperatures and easy breezes if forecast for Maricopa, according to the National Weather Service. Today is expected to be...

What’s happening this week in Maricopa

A golf fund-raiser, an engineering night and an art display are among several events this week. Below, Chrystal Allen-O'Jon and Kent O'Jon invite the...

Ram Academy set to graduate 24 students in first year

Cianni Burgos dropped out of high school her senior year to care for her newborn daughter. Jack Williams encountered road blocks and was losing...

Maricopa Music Festival to return after 4-year hiatus

Four years after its debut, Maricopa Music Festival returns on April 7.IF YOU GO What: Maricopa Music Festival When: April 7, 1-10 p.m. Where: Copper Sky Regional...

Ross opening planned, more businesses make move toward Edison Pointe

Despite predictions a major clothing retailer would open this spring in Edison Pointe, an opening date is projected for a little later. According to its...

Routes delayed after MUSD buses collide on tracks

No students were seriously injured after two Maricopa High School buses collided in a minor accident Thursday afternoon, school authorities said. One of the...

Triathlete chases pro dreams in modified van (VIDEO)

  Navy veteran Lt. Brett Zimmerman left Hawaii and sold most of his belongings after his time in the military last year. It was his goal...

Former jail, food bank demolished for overpass (VIDEO)

Another long-standing structure in the Heritage District went down Thursday morning. The former Pinal County Sheriff's Office substation that most recently served as the...

MFMD shows off new fire truck (VIDEO)

Members of the media were introduced to the Maricopa Fire/Medical Department’s latest major upgrade to their fleet Tuesday. MFMD’s public information officer, Capt. Brad...

MUSD names top choice for superintendent

Tracey Lopeman stood in front of Walmart to meet Maricopans in an effort to get to know the community when she was a candidate...

Demolitions start in Heritage District (VIDEO)

Monday morning, subcontractors began tearing down old structures in the path of the upcoming overpass between Honeycutt Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway in the...

Sunny days growing warmer in Maricopa forecast

Mild temperatures early in the week will build to summertime heat by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Today should be sunny with...

What’s happening this week in Maricopa (VIDEO)

Easter-related activities, a chance to meet school superintendent candidates and a spring concert are among many events this week. Below, Maricopa Police Sgt. Hal...

MUSD to host superintendent candidate Q&A

Interested in meeting candidates for Maricopa Unified School District’s new superintendent?IF YOU GO What: Superintendent Candidates Forum When: March 26, 7 p.m. Where: Maricopa Unified School District...

Council approves $150K contract for outside economic data analytics firm

  For those concerned with the status of development around Maricopa, the city’s Economic Development department is taking efforts to the next level. The Maricopa City...