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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......

Man who exchanged gunfire with officers found dead in backyard

UPDATED AT 2:50 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 A man who exchanged gunfire with Maricopa Police officers Monday morning from inside a home in The Villages...

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...

Tractor Supply Co. site to be in The Wells near Walmart

Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural-lifestyle retailer in the U.S., is coming to Maricopa with a bang. The retail giant plans to bring its new...
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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,...

Marshalls’ opening pushed to Nov. 13

The city’s shopping landscape is poised for change. Marshalls soon will open its Maricopa store in Sonoran Creek Marketplace at 20250 N. John Wayne Pkwy.,...

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...

ADOT outlines plans for SR 347/I-10 interchange

The Arizona Department of Transportation, which is studying methods for improving traffic flow at the State Route 347/Interstate 10 interchange, is proposing a diverging-diamond...
Copa Flats Site Plan

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,...

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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Maricopa man on motorcycle killed in crash Wednesday night on SR 347

A two-vehicle fatal collision at State Route 347 and Riggs Road Wednesday night took the life of a Maricopa man. Anthony Valenzuela, 25, of Maricopa,...

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...
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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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...
Amarillo Creek Equipment

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...

City’s growth entices high-end, sit-down Mexican restaurant

Maricopa leaders have been saying that with increasing population comes the shopping, entertainment and dining options for which a city feeling growing pains clamors. That...
Don Gadson and son

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...

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...

Jehovah’s Witness wants to build Kingdom Hall in city

Jehovah’s Witness is proposing to build a Kingdom Hall in Maricopa. The 3,225-square-foot, single-story building would be at 40559 W. Honeycutt Road. Kingdom Hall is a...

City begins process of annexing 1,786 acres east of town

Maricopa will grow by nearly three square miles if the City is successful in its efforts to annex 1,786 acres east of town. On Tuesday,...

Postal truck involved in 3-car accident

An multi-vehicle crash shortly after noon involving a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck has shut down traffic on Smith-Enke Road. The westbound lanes are closed...