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Woman arrested threatening to murder kids’ dad

A woman accused of threatening to murder her boyfriend was arrested Sunday morning, according to Maricopa Police Department.  Officers arrested 25-year-old Taunya Gonzales after she...

MFMD responds to car fire in Homestead

UPDATE 1:46 a.m., Feb. 28: The car fire has been extinguished. The fire “had a small extension into the garage and the eaves” of the home,...

Uber-style ‘surge pricing’ coming to Wendy’s

Your Baconator could cost you extra during the lunch or dinner rush next year, thanks to artificial intelligence and Wendy’s corporate. The fast-food giant plans...

Have some burgers, fries with that benefit for Saddleback Elementary

Sonic drive-in restaurant and Saddleback Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization kick off a fundraising event to benefit the school from 5 p.m. to 8...

OPINION: Let’s get ‘R.I.D.’ of partisanship in public safety

Whether Republican, Independent or Democrat (R.I.D.), there should be no partisanship in public safety! Our law enforcement professionals need our support by ensuring they receive...

First arrests made after string of car break-ins

Maricopa Police Department has made its first arrests in a string of car burglaries that plagued the Maricopa Meadows and Desert Passage neighborhoods all...

Fire shuts down MCG Highway

Commuters back to Maricopa from Casa Grande this afternoon had to take a longer route home. A roadside fire shut down the highway at Bianco...

Meet: Noah Logsdon

Noah Larson, 51, who has been a resident of Maricopa for approximately two years, residing in Glennwilde Groves. He works as a Class A...

Man slit wrists, then wrecked cop car: Report

A man survived his suicide attempt Sunday and now faces decades in prison, according to a Maricopa Police Department report.  MPD officers arrested him after...

MUSD might sue company for $200,000

Maricopa Unified School District administrators are calling on the school board to legally challenge a pharmacy benefits firm they say owes the district more...
A screenshot from a preliminary plat for Elena Trails, a new subdivision on the southeast corner of Murphy and Farrell Roads. D.R. Horton closed the sale last week, according to Walton Global. [Courtesy City of Maricopa]

Elena Trails takes next step to build 450+ homes

Like it or not, another development is taking the next step towards construction. Texas-based developer D.R. Horton closed on a 111-acre land sale last week...

OPINION: Social media is a double-edged sword

In today's digital age, social media has become ubiquitous, intertwining into the fabric of our daily interactions. As a city council member and small...

Fire crews honored in pinning ceremony

Fifteen local fire crew members were recognized during an annual special pinning ceremony held by Maricopa Fire and Medical Department Saturday.  The ceremony is to...

Schools, daycare rated ‘excellent’

A preschool, charter school and daycare earned high praise from food inspectors this week.  Health inspectors handed all three “excellent” ratings this week, according to...

Meet the teen who wants to clean — for you

One local teen puts the pressure on for local businesses.  At just 18 years old, Maricopa native and high school student Andy Benedek owns his own...

Economics 101: Supply and demand in a free market society

It’s not uncommon for the city to receive requests — and even demands — from citizens related to commercial development within our community. People...

Copa Cultural Night Market makes return

The Third Annual Copa Cultural Night Market is returning in April.  The event will be at Copper Sky Recreation Complex from 5 to 7 p.m....

Miracle child: Death — and near death — unite mama bears in time of...

In the Sandell living room, 5-year-old Addi is a whirling dervish of activity, running around and playfully moving her arms up and down while...

City, county leaders call for 347 funding

As Gov. Katie Hobbs tries to claw back $67 million in funding for the only highway linking Maricopa to the rest of metro Phoenix,...

347 becomes battleground for state funding

City leaders are turning up the heat on Gov. Katie Hobbs, who is considering some $67 million in budget cuts to improvements along State...

Teen biker hit by car

UPDATE Feb. 23, 2024 8:38 p.m.: Maricopa police confirmed a teen was hit by a car on North John Wayne Parkway Friday tonight. "A 14-year-old...

Police ID body found in lake

The Maricopa Police Department confirmed the body found in a submerged vehicle earlier this week as 67-year-old Sandra Karelsen. On Wednesday afternoon, police spotted a...

‘Little family fight’ brings big police response

UPDATE Feb. 23, 2024 5:29 p.m.: Maricopa Police Department confirmed the weapon was a firearm. UPDATE Feb. 23, 2024 4:42 p.m.: Someone dialed 9-1-1 and...

City to end relationship with MEDA

Maricopa City Council announced today intentions to cease its participation with the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance effective July 1. This decision stems from a thorough...

Police, fire respond to gas leak

Maricopa police and fire crews responded to a local apartment complex after a gas leak this morning.  First responders arrived at the Flatz 520 apartment complex,...
Maricopa High School

Police arrest person with knife, altered ID at high school

A person armed with a knife and carrying an altered identification card was arrested at Maricopa High School today. Maricopa High School Principal Deanna McNamee...

Juneteenth observance would cost city $2M by 2030

It would cost the city of Maricopa a quarter-million dollars to allow city employees to take Juneteenth as a holiday on June 19 this...

Man found dead at The Roost died of alcohol poisoning

The Pinal County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that a man found dead in a local sports bar earlier this month died of alcohol poisoning. Shawn...

Blood-soaked man named ‘Cutter’ arrested

When a 20-year-old man named Cutter’s girlfriend was found with cuts on her face — and he was soaked in blood — cops clobbered...
A screenshot from a preliminary land use plan for Stagecoach Springs at Smith Farms. The development could bring more than 2,100 homes to Maricopa's southern boundaries. [Courtesy City of Maricopa]

2,100+ homes proposed for south side

A sod farm in southern Maricopa may become the site of more than 2,100 homes. The Smith family — Smith-Enke Road namesake — is looking...
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