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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...

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...
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...

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...

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....

Dead body found in Province lake

Maricopa Police Department tonight confirmed a body was recovered from a vehicle submerged in a Province lake earlier today. Police spokesperson Monica Williams said the...

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...

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...

Police pull vehicle from Province lake

Updated 4:30 p.m., Feb. 21, 2024. Maricopa police investigated a vehicle submerged in a lake in the Province neighborhood this afternoon. At approximately 3:35 p.m., crews...
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,...
School bus MUSD

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...

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...

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...

Primary vote moved to July

Pinal County elections officials are gearing up for newly passed legislation that moves the primary election date back a week. The July 30 primary replaces...

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...

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...
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...

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,"...
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