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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Crash on SR 347

A crash on Southbound SR 347 is blocking the left lane. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the wreck happened right at Cememt...

Tucson restaurant giant coming to town

Maricopa’s dining options continue to expand. Eegee’s, which grew from a single truck selling frozen lemonade in Tucson in 1971 to a frozen smoothie dynasty...
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Victim in fiery SR 347 crash identified

The victim in Thursday’s fiery fatal crash on State Route 347 has been identified. Buford Delaughter, 56, of Maricopa was the driver of the Toyota...

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...

Restaurant coming to Maricopa garners national award

The buzz for a new restaurant heading for Maricopa will only intensify after Cocina Madrigal, which is in the process of closing on land...

New Maricopa chef to appear on Kelly Clarkson Show

Leo Madrigal, an award-winning Phoenix chef who is bringing his Cocina Madrigal restaurant concept to Maricopa, will appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show Wednesday....
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Husband/wife altercation leads to assault charge

A Saturday night altercation between a Maricopa couple led to charges of aggravated assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct/domestic violence. Police were called...

Shots fired at Copper Sky

Five juveniles were detained Thursday evening by Maricopa Police during an investigation into gunshots in the parking lot of Copper Sky Park, while attending...

Milestone celebrated at city’s new high school

Maricopa’s second high school, named Desert Sunrise by the Maricopa Unified School District last month, reached another milestone Thursday as MUSD held a “beam...
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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...
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Serious crash closes two lanes on John Wayne Parkway

A corvette crash this morning on northbound John Wayne Parkway caused the closure of the right two lanes as officials worked to document and...

City’s first hospital opens

Maricopa has its first hospital. Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa opened its doors today, bringing a local hospital to the city for the first time. Exceptional received its...

Maricopa community gives family its “Best Christmas Ever”

More than 100 Maricopans gathered in a local neighborhood Monday night to lend a family in crisis a hand and to give them their...

New high school to be named Desert Sunrise

The Maricopa Unified School District chose Desert Sunrise as the name for the city’s new high school Wednesday night, choosing not to use any of...
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Maricopa Council unanimously picks Manfredi as vice mayor

The Maricopa City Council selected Council Member Vince Manfredi as the city’s new vice mayor Tuesday night, replacing Nancy Smith. Manfredi takes over the duties effective...

Impromptu ‘sermon’ leads to tasing, assault arrest

A late night “sermon” got a local man arrested Friday. According to police documents, Troy Jenkins was shouting religious statements at about 10:30 Friday night...

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...

School authorities, law enforcement find threats to be unfounded

The Maricopa Unified School District took precautionary measures Monday in response to rumors of guns on campus at both Maricopa High School and Desert...

Library to add post office Dec. 8

Maricopa residents will be getting a break when mailing packages this holiday season as the city is opening a new postal annex in the...

Details emerge in Thanksgiving gunfire incident

Maricopa Police have released additional details regarding an incident involving gunfire that shook the Maricopa Meadows community Thanksgiving Day. Shelly Noble Jackson has been charged...

Southbound traffic starting to back up along SR 347

Traffic is at a standstill along State Road 347, between Riggs Road and Interstate 10.  At this time, there are no reported wrecks, but...

Police seize $23K in meth during bust

Early Tuesday morning a man was arrested and charged with possession of what police say was $23,000 worth of methamphetamine. The suspect, Ryan M. Toto,...

Additional details offered in Monday drive-by shooting

More details are emerging in connection with Monday’s drive-by shooting in the 45000 block of W. Ed Green Lane in Maricopa. The Maricopa Police Department began receiving...

Police believe suspect knew shooting victims

Maricopa Police have made an arrest in connection with Monday evening’s shooting in the 45000 block of W. Ed Green Lane in Maricopa. At around...

UPDATE: Shooting victim in critical condition

One of the two teenagers shot during an apparent drive-by shooting Monday night has been released from the hospital, according to police reports. Two male...

Two teenage males shot Monday night

Two male teenagers sustained gunshot wounds during what police are describing as an apparent drive-by shooting on Monday night at the 45000 block of W....

Boat traffic in Maricopa?

If you were stuck in traffic on John Wayne Parkway this morning, here is the reason. A boat being transported through town needed the...
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Voters approve MUSD override – unofficially

With counting nearly complete, the Maricopa Unified School District budget override has passed by a slim margin – at least unofficially. In counting that concluded...
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Final MUSD override election results not likely until next week

While preliminary results of the vote on the Maricopa Unified School District budget override bill show just 131 votes separating the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’...

Ballots still left to count on MUSD override

Results of the vote on the MUSD override bill will have to wait another day or two. As of Tuesday night, the 'No' votes were...