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Bret Roberts state representative

Roberts resigns House seat

Rep. Bret Roberts, R-Maricopa, is resigning his seat in the Arizona Legislature effective Sept. 30. “My family is going to be relocating out of state......

Interstate 11 clears a hurdle, but still a long way off

The U.S. Department of Transportation has filed its findings for the Interstate 11 study corridor – a 2,000-foot-wide, 280-mile path stretching from Nogales to...

Skimmers victimize Maricopans, clean out bank accounts

Skimmers are active in Maricopa. Very active. Leticia Rios found out the hard way. So have a lot of others. Rios was victimized on Aug. 5, the...
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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...
Sanctuary Conceptual Land Use Plan

330 acres in southeast Maricopa to be developed

Developer Maricopa Hartman LLP has applied to the city of Maricopa to create the Sanctuary Planned Area Development (PAD), which would create a new,...
An early morning accident claimed the life of a pedestrian on Smith-Enke Road. Photo courtesy of MPD

Fatal accident victim identified

The pedestrian killed around 4 a.m. after being struck by a motorist was Jordan Guardo-Mickell of Maricopa. Maricopa police spokesman Sgt. Hal Koozer said Guardo-Mickell,...
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Developer asks to build 300-plus apartments by Walmart

A Minnesota-based developer has submitted pre-application documents to build a 312-unit apartment community at Porter and Applegate roads, north of the Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway,...

Despite notices, Maricopa drivers may not need emissions test

If you live in Maricopa and for the first time received notice on your vehicle registration that an emissions test is required, you are...

Boom Town: South side of Maricopa poised for huge growth

News flash — Maricopa is growing. Fast. But if you think you have a grasp of how big Maricopa might be down the road, you’d...
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MPD releases video from fatal officer-involved shooting

The Maricopa Police Department Tuesday released body camera footage and parts of 9-1-1 calls related to the investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a...
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Credit union inside Fry’s robbed

Desert Financial Credit Union’s branch inside Fry’s Marketplace was robbed Saturday at approximately 10:50 a.m. Maricopa Police spokesman Luis Vila said a male subject...
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Months-long SR347 improvements begin Monday

The city’s landscape and median improvement project on State Route 347 from Honeycutt Road to the northern city limit begins Monday. The 2.15-mile beautification project...
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489-acre housing community gets preliminary plat approval

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning Commission has approved the preliminary plat for the Moonlight Ridge community, a 489-acre development adjacent to the Ak-Chin Southern...
An early morning accident claimed the life of a pedestrian on Smith-Enke Road. Photo courtesy of MPD

Early morning accident kills pedestrian

Maricopa Police officers were dispatched to a vehicle-pedestrian accident around 4 a.m. on Smith-Enke Road just east of Province Parkway. MPD spokesman Sgt. Hal...
Chilis Exterior Renderings

Maricopa Chili’s to be much larger than expected

The Chili’s Bar & Grill slated for the northeast corner of Stonegate Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway will be significantly larger than expected. According to...
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Charged in Rancho El Dorado shooting, father says he was protecting family

When Donald Gadson woke up two weeks ago today, the father of five had no idea his life would change so dramatically in just...
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Ashton Woods to build 600 homes south of Ak-Chin

Georgia-based homebuilder Ashton Woods has purchased about 150 acres of land directly south of the Ak-Chin Circle Entertainment Center for $17.7 million and will...

Plan for 1st apartment complex comes to P&Z

Long in the planning stages, a proposed apartment complex is on the agenda for the Maricopa Planning and Zoning Commission at its Tuesday meeting. It...
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New traffic light is being installed

A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and Maricopa Road. https://youtu.be/7_pfzftQcTo City officials explained in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...
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Standoff in Rancho El Dorado ends peacefully

A standoff between police and an armed man in Rancho El Dorado today ended peacefully with the man being arrested by a Chandler Police...

Hollywood legend John Wayne made mark on Maricopa

By Michael K. Rich John Smith, a Maricopa resident since 1951, sits in an old reclining chair by his living room window, looking out at...

MHS grad at Mayo Clinic for mystery illness

His mother’s updates read like a nightmare, because that is what the situation has been. In fact, it is a recurring nightmare. IF YOU GO What:...
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Police temporarily close Santa Rosa Crossings neighborhood

Maricopa Police units were dispatched to a residence in the 18600 block of North Desert Willow Drive in Santa Rosa Crossings Monday. The incident drew...

New Stonegate development to bring homes, retail together

Developers are reimagining nearly 50 empty acres in Maricopa as a “village.” Once agricultural and now vacant, the acres between Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and Allen...

Sonoran Creek Marketplace taking shape

More tenants are being announced for the future Sonoran Creek Marketplace. Some already have locations in Maricopa. Besides the previously announced Sprouts Farmers Market and...

City to finally have its own hospital(s)

Maricopa’s booming growth brings lots of things — new stores, more traffic, rising home prices — and soon, two new hospitals for a city...

Maricopa population tops in Pinal County

U.S. Census Bureau's release of 2020 data shows Maricopa is the most populous city or town in Pinal County with 58,125 residents. And as...

Bahama Buck’s owners excited to bring Sno to Maricopa

A physician and an engineer may not seem a likely pair to open a Bahama Buck’s franchise, but they are excited about the opportunities. Dr....

Eagle Shadow revives as next big subdivision

  What would be the first master-planned residential development in Maricopa in years is a reminder of how the city’s development started. El Dorado Holdings wants...

Missing Maricopa High student reunites with her mother

A Maricopa High School student who went missing overnight Sunday has been reunited with her mother. Destinee Cruz, 17, was located alive Thursday night by...