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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...

MAC abstract art exhibit debuts next month at library

Maricopa ARTS Council kicks off its 2022-23 arts season with a new August gallery of contest-winning abstract works by Maricopa visual artists. The gallery opens...
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Vape pen toss ends in arrest, police say

An early Sunday morning argument led to domestic violence charges for a woman who allegedly threw a vape pen at her husband’s head. Leah Yazzie...

Martinez has clear legislative priority: a safer 347

If you think transportation is the number one issue facing Maricopa, state Rep. Teresa Martinez of Casa Grande has your back. In an exclusive interview...

Water main break closes part of Porter Road

For the second time in less than three weeks, Global Water is working to repair a water main break causing traffic delays in town. The...

Police: Man accused of assault after checking wife’s TikTok

A man is accused of assaulting his wife Friday night after he allegedly checked her phone and saw something he did not like on...

The Trails at Tortosa to add 371 new homes

The Maricopa City Council approved a Planned Area Development containing 371 new homes in Tortosa at last Tuesday’s council meeting, making one of the...

State Superintendent visits Maricopa Unified School District

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman visited two local Maricopa schools on Thursday as they welcomed students for the first day of instruction. “We...

First day of classes at Desert Sunrise (Photos)

Desert Sunrise High School welcomed students for the first time on Thursday. The new school on the east side of Maricopa welcomed freshmen and sophomores....

Maricopa Friends of the Arts raise $10,000 with Taste event

The Maricopa Friends of the Arts raised $10,000 to support and promote the arts on Saturday night. The volunteer, nonprofit group reached goal with its...

Domestic assault charges land man in jail

A man faces domestic violence charges after an incident Tuesday night at a home on West Edwards Avenue in Maricopa. Shawn Baptisto, 36, was arrested...

Ex-mayor Price endorses incumbents for City Council

By Christian Price Election time is here again. And today I write to you as a private citizen. I understand that politics elicits very strong feelings...

County answers FAQs on city council ballot omission

Submitted by Pinal County If you requested an early ballot in the impacted cities or towns, you will now be sent a Municipal-Only Ballot. If you...

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,...

Woman faces threats of legal action from candidate

Betty White is a retired homemaker, real estate agent and legal secretary. At 72, she's lived a quiet life in Maricopa, and that’s the...

Council begins process of selecting new mayor

The Maricopa City Council is officially beginning the process of selecting Christian Price’s successor as Mayor. The council will consider the appointment of a new...
The Villages at Rancho El Dorado Maricopa

Sexual assault reported in The Villages Tuesday

Maricopa police are investigating at least one sexual assault in the bathroom of the clubhouse at The Villages at Rancho El Dorado on Tuesday...

Marsh comment to City Council candidate raises eyebrows

Maricopa City Councilmember Bob Marsh made a comment at the end of Tuesday’s City Council meeting that caught the attention of some in attendance. “Mr....

East Valley segment of I-10 to close this weekend

A stretch of Interstate 10 will be closed this weekend in Tempe and Ahwatukee. Eastbound I-10 will be closed between US 60 and the Loop...

City Council approves reduction in property tax rates

The property tax rate for city taxpayers will fall for the third consecutive year, though many homeowners will pay more in taxes overall due...

City Council election: Learn about the candidates

Adam Leach Age: 43 Hometown: Rehoboth, Mass. Years in Maricopa: 16 Family: Married to Tylena; sons Rowan Dickson and Paxton Leach Political background: Republican Community service: I volunteer a lot...

Police arrest man accused of assaulting children

A father questioned about allegations of child abuse allegedly told officers he would raise his children how he saw fit, police said.  The man, whose...

Supplemental ballots for local races hitting mailboxes

Supplemental ballots for the Aug. 2 City Council primary election were mailed Saturday to Maricopa voters, who should begin seeing them in their mailboxes...

MUSD adopts $101.6M budget with enhanced salary hikes

The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board unanimously adopted a $101.6 million budget last week that included several last-minute increases. Those increases were made possible...

City seeks annexation of 1,786 acres off Honeycutt Road

Maricopa may be growing again – this time in terms of size, not population. The City Council will explore whether to annex 1,786 acres of...

Developer: Marshalls opening soon

The city is poised to get another big-box clothing store as early as the fall. Construction of the Marshalls department store at Sonoran Creek Marketplace...
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Man charged with assault of family member outside Walmart

A man was arrested July 13 after he allegedly punched a family member in the face at Walmart, police said. David B. Winner, 27, was...

Multi-family zoning near City Hall gets P&Z nod

More than 21 acres of city-owned land immediately north of City Hall will be the site of multi-family housing as part of a plan...

Police: Man arrested for assault after 911 hang-up call

A man was arrested July 14 after he allegedly assaulted a family member at home. Anthony E. Retzer, 33, was charged with assault (domestic violence)...
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MUSD governing board candidates likely avoid election

Barring any 11th-hour developments, the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board is set for the next two years – without an election. The board will...