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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Swat team has hours-long armed standoff with California man

Just before 3 a.m. this morning, Maricopa Police Department was dispatched to a home on the 41300 block of West Brandt Drive in the...

Lakes home counter-offered $115k down

The most expensive home sold in Maricopa from Dec. 11 through Jan. 10 garnered $609,995. This Lakes at Rancho El Dorado home at 22386 N....

Driver in fatal crash ‘unlikely’ to recover

The “suspect driver” in a fatal crash earlier this month is not expected to recover after about two weeks in hospital care, according to...

Wild West Music Fest lost $250K

Steve Levine Entertainment released its financial report to the city of Maricopa this week for the inaugural Wild West Music Festival, which happened four...

Study: Green Road loop plan supports Maricopa’s future traffic demands

The City of Maricopa this week released a feasibility study of the first phase of the so-called Green Road loop, proposed to relieve the...

MPD investigating reports of shots fired at park

Maricopa police are investigating reports of shots fired in Rancho El Dorado Friday night.  Just after 10 p.m., cops responded to a report of shots fired...

Walkable neighborhood proposed at Home Depot

The arrival of a major hardware retailer in Maricopa inspired one housing developer to make the city a little more walkable. Scottsdale-based developer Dominium proposed...

Carnival in the works at Copper Sky

Maricopa city officials are negotiating a contract with the promoters behind Wild West Music Fest for a “carnival event” at Copper Sky Regional Park...

Hidden Valley residents sound off on new development

Dozens of Hidden Valley residents attended an open house at Ak-Chin Circle’s Elements Event Center last night to sound off about a new development...

MPD seeks woman missing 8 days

Have you seen this woman?  Maricopa Police Department asked for the public's help today in locating 67-year-old Sandra Lee Karelsen.  Police received a report from a...

Homestead home claims least expensive sold title

The least expensive home sold in Maricopa from Dec. 11 through Jan. 10 garnered $289,900 on Dec. 26. This Homestead ranch-style home opens into a...

Semitruck crash blocks 347

A crash on State Route 347 is causing delays for many commuters. "There is a jackknifed semi on SR 347 northbound just before Riggs Road,"...

WATCH: Clown masked gang frightens community

Maricopans continue to flock to social media with videos and photos of car break-ins in what’s now a weeks-long string of dozens of such...

Paddleboats coming to Copper Sky lake

By next Valentine’s Day, a date on the lake with your sweetie — without leaving Maricopa — will be a new option. City staff are...

Fatal crashes in Maricopa — visualized

We’ve reported a few fatal traffic crashes in Maricopa already this year. But how do fatal crashes in Maricopa stack up against the rest...

Taco Bell plans April opening despite rain delays

Maricopa’s second Taco Bell is planned to open in April, despite rain delays.  Last year, InMaricopa announced the Tex-Mex drive-thru would open its second restaurant at 42080 W....
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Students unhurt in hit-and-run school bus crash

A Maricopa Unified School District bus traveling with Desert Wind Middle School students on board was involved in a “minor” hit-and-run collision Tuesday afternoon...

COW BELLA: Dozens of Italian dairymen learn from Maricopa

Fifty Italian nationals toured dairies in Hidden Valley today, learning better American practices to feed livestock — but they were the most well-fed by...
Pinal County Sheriff's Office this morning identified the passenger killed in Sunday's crash as 13-year-old Rope Justin. [Brian Petersheim Jr.]

Teen killed in crash identified

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office this morning identified the teen killed in a crash Sunday afternoon.   Maricopa police and fire crews responded to the crash at...
A rendering from July 1 shows the proposed front view of Duke's Roadhouse at dusk. [Courtesy of City of Maricopa]

Zoning board to review Duke’s Roadhouse

It may be time to start thinking about dusting off your favorite pair of cowboy boots. That’s because Maricopa’s city planners will formally showcase Duke’s...
Officials with Maricopa Police Department confirmed Wednesday two teens reported missing last month were found "safe and unharmed." The other two teens — Velma Fulwilder, 17, and Harmony Davis, 14, — are still missing. [Courtesy Maricopa Police Department]

2 of 4 missing teens found

Maricopa Police Department this afternoon announced two of four teens who went missing together last month have been found.  The four teens — Velma Fulwilder,...

Lake View Park to bring traffic change

A new traffic change may impact residents of the Lakes at Rancho El Dorado and visitors to the soon-to-be opened Lake View Park.  Crews will...

Weekend crime report

Maricopa Police Department’s two most recently reported arrests came Thursday, according to a search of public records.  Robert L. Jones Maricopa police arrested a man accused...

WATCH: Video gives new clue in car break-in string

When this Maricopa Meadows family caught a strange man rummaging through their car earlier this month and nothing was taken, it offered new clues about...
An oversized load carrying a SpaceX rocket travels down Honeycutt Road towards John Wayne Parkway on Feb. 21, 2024. Engine outlines can be seen on the back of the truck carrying the load. [Jeff Chew]

SpaceX rocket spotted in town

It’s not every day a truck the length of nine school buses rolls through town. But it did yesterday. The endlessly long, black cylindrical truck...

Meet: Daniel E. Monroy

Meet Daniel E. Monroy, a 41-year-old Maricopa resident and kitchen manager at The Roost Sports Bar & Cafe. Daniel has been in Maricopa for...

Motorcycle crash on SR 238

Maricopa police and fire crews responded to a car versus motorcycle collision on State Route 238 tonight.  First responders arrived at SR 238 and Loma...

City confirms hotel, Buffalo Wild Wings plans

An unidentified hotel and a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant are proposed for 3.5 acres of commercial property at the southeast corner of Stonegate Road...

Chandler police unit comes to Maricopa to make arrest

Several heavily armed Chandler Police officers arrested a man on outstanding warrants Tuesday at his Maricopa home. Around 2 p.m., Chandler’s Criminal Apprehension Unit officers...

Schools, farm rated ‘excellent’

A preschool, private school and farm earned high praise from food inspectors this week.  Health inspectors handed out three “excellent” ratings this week, according to...
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