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300 homes planned for east Maricopa

It’s just the news Mayor Nancy Smith wanted: More homes are slated for Maricopa’s fast-growing east side. Phoenix developer CVL Consultants plans to build a...

Here are Pinal County’s top 3 private employers

Lucid Motors, the sleek luxury electric-vehicle manufacturer based in Casa Grande, is Pinal County’s top employer with 2,500 on staff, a company spokesman said...
An image of an American deer mouse holding a Pinal County Jail inmate placard over an undated image of State Route 347 and Riggs Road. [Monica D. Spencer, Victor Moreno]

Faulty Riggs Road light to be replaced following rodent damage

State Route 347 has no mercy for Maricopa commuters, especially at its intersection with Riggs Road. To add insult to injury, after Gov. Katie Hobbs...

Man found dead at sports bar

Officials say they suspect no foul play after investigating a dead body at a local sports bar this morning. It was just before 9 a.m....
An image of Blessing Joy Antone, 54, who was last seen Jan. 8 walking through the Ak-Chin Indian Community. [Ak-Chin Police Department]

No update in missing Ak-Chin woman

Ak-Chin police have no updates on a woman missing for nearly a month. Last week, Ak-Chin Police Department issued a missing persons flyer for 54-year-old...

2 MHS students named Flinn Scholarship finalists

Two Maricopa High School students are finalists for Flinn Scholarships, which would give them full rides to an Arizona public university. Filimon Kednmarey and Timothy...

347 narrowing starts Sunday

More overnight lane restrictions on State Route 347 are imminent as crews complete “roadway improvements,” according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.  ADOT will close lanes on...

Feds raid Villages home

Federal agents raided a Villages home and arrested a man Wednesday afternoon in relation to an attempted murder investigation, according to a Deputy U.S....

Groundhog predicts early spring

The nation’s most famous rodent did not see his shadow today — which means he predicts spring will come early.  Every year on Feb. 2,...

COPS: Credit card prompts murder threats

Maricopa police arrested a man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and daughters with a knife after an argument about his credit card...

Housing need focus of Mayor’s ‘State of the City’

Mayor Nancy Smith pitched Maricopa’s vast cornucopia of future housing subdivisions, which are driving new businesses, road projects, government growth and recreational enhancements. Delivering her...

Mayor honors nurse who saved student’s life

Dan Grass, a nurse at Maricopa’s Exceptional Community Hospital, was honored for acting fast and saving the life of a Sequoia Pathway Middle School...
A law enforcement officer stands near the intersection of John Wayne and Alterra parkways during an investigation into a crash that killed a motorcyclist on Feb. 1, 2024. Pinal County Sheriff's Office identified the motorcyclist as Demetrius Catus, 29.

Motorcyclist killed in police chase identified

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash early this morning. The decedent is 29-year-old Demetrius Catus, confirmed by PCSO spokesperson Lauren...
Waffle House sign [Creative Commons]

Waffle House calls citizen campaign fake news

A Maricopa man’s campaign to bring Waffle House to town ended when the company accused him of a misinformation campaign.  Waffle House told him to...

Motorcyclist killed in police chase crash

A person was killed in a crash near Alterra Parkway this morning.  A Maricopa police officer tried to stop a motorcycle traveling south on John...

Here come the rains again

January is going out like a lamb, and February is coming in like a lion here in Maricopa.  Heavy rain showers are predicted to return...

Local developer engaging these 4 businesses

Target, Safeway, Walmart and Kroger. A major developer in Maricopa told us today it was engaging these four retailers in its search “to bring an...

Realtor doubles food bank donation to $1,000+

HomeSmart Premier owner and Realtor Dayv Morgan doesn't just put people in homes in Maricopa. He also puts food on the table. Morgan yesterday presented...
A flame throwing lawn mower in Rancho El Dorado. [Victor Moreno]

Maricopa fire sparks federal safety probe

The federal government is investigating a ride-on lawnmower that went up in flames in Maricopa last year.  Maricopa Fire and Medical Department used 300 gallons...
An exterior view of Tractor Supply Co. just after its soft opening on Dec. 10, 2023. [Bryan Mordt]

Tractor Supply mum on sales

Tractor Supply Co. didn't have anything encouraging to say about its sales performance after nearly two months doing business in Maricopa. “We unfortunately are not...
This image shows the second phase of the Sonoran Desert Parkway, which will continue from Porter to Fuqua roads. [Courtesy of City of Maricopa]

Sonoran Desert Parkway expansion in next year’s budget

City leaders yesterday shared new information about roadway construction and improvement projects budgeted for the next fiscal year. Top among those was the second phase...

InMaricopa to give away Ren Fest tickets

Hear ye, hear ye... Have you ever wanted to travel back to medieval times?  Forget a time machine, InMaricopa is giving its readers a chance to...

Meet: Dayv Morgan

Meet Dayv Morgan, a seasoned resident of Maricopa since 2006, where he resides in the Palo Brea subdivision. At 48, Dayv wears multiple hats...

BENCH TRIAL: Accused furniture thief arrested

Maricopa police arrested a woman caught on camera taking furniture from someone’s porch in a video that grabbed 2,500 views on InMaricopa’s YouTube channel...
A stock image showing the exterior of an Aldi grocery store. [Courtesy of Aldi]

A new grocery store is coming. But which one?

If there’s anything Maricopans want more than a quick solution to traffic woes, it’s a new grocery store. And their prayers were answered when we...

Missing teen found

Maricopa police have located a teen who was reported missing last week, after his family told police he did not return home from school. "The...

Road Warrior: Meet the man behind ‘347Facts.com’

After a year of rolling out the cold, hard facts about State Route 347, James Singleton’s website has created a following running all the...

‘State of the City’ to highlight 20 years of progress

Mayor Nancy Smith will spotlight the city’s progress over the past year during her State of the City address.  The presentation takes place at 6...
An image from the new Pinal County Attorney's Office podcast, Courtroom Chronicles with the County Attorney. [Courtesy Pinal County Attorney's Office]

County attorney podcast debuts with big Maricopa case

Looking for a local addition to your true crime podcast rotation? Pinal County Attorney’s Office debuted its podcast, Courtroom Chronicles with the County Attorney, this...

MPD requests help identifying person in missing teen case

Do you know this person? Maricopa Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in identifying a person with possible connections to Jamari Davis, a teen...
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