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Police: Man with 3 warrants for unlawful flight flees officer

A man encountered by police threw his vehicle into reverse while parked at a QuikTrip gas pump, struck an occupied vehicle and fled south...

Man charged with DUI, assault on officer and public urination

A man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly urinated on the roadway during a traffic stop and attempted to bite an officer, police...

Council to consider rezoning for big apartment complex amid Porter Road traffic concerns

By Bob McGovern and Jay Taylor Maricopa City Council tonight will consider final rezoning approval for Home at Maricopa, a proposed 536-unit apartment complex near...

Flatbed truck ignites at MUSD administration building

A flatbed truck caught fire Tuesday morning at the Maricopa Unified School District administration building.  About 9:25 a.m., flames were visible from the vehicle parked...

Man escorted off Amtrak train, charged with possession of stolen handgun

An Amtrak passenger faces theft and gun charges after he was escorted off a train in Maricopa, according to police.  Ryan Nieves, 20, was charged...

Injured worker rescued from trench during water main repair

A worker was rescued from a trench Sunday afternoon during repairs to a broken water main at the Panda Express restaurant on John Wayne...

City Council to vote on tentative $189M spending plan

City Council is set to discuss and vote on a tentative $189 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2022/2023 at its 6 p.m. meeting...

3 face drug charges after traffic stop

A man and two women were arrested Thursday following a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle, Roger D. White, 45, was charged with possession...

Major East Valley freeways to close this weekend

If you’re headed to the Valley this weekend, be sure to allow extra travel time, especially if traveling on two specific freeways. The Arizona Department...

Drivers can get alerts now when Fire/Medical units are active nearby

Motorists can now receive real-time digital alerts when Maricopa Fire/Medical Department vehicles are active near their location. The Safety Cloud system by HAAS Alert protects...

Union Pacific train strikes stuck truck

A Union Pacific train struck a semi-truck on Wednesday morning west of Maricopa. The truck's trailer apparently did not have enough clearance crossing over the...

Police: Driver says God told him to crash into another vehicle

A man arrested Monday after allegedly using his vehicle to intentionally crash into another on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway was acting on orders from God,...

Double-rollover crash closes MCG Highway

Maricopa Casa Grande Highway is closed between White & Parker and Hartman roads (near Pinal Feeding) after a traffic accident. Our drone captured the aftermath:...

Man, woman face drug charges after traffic stop

A man and woman arrested Thursday night face multiple drug-related charges after their vehicle was stopped by Maricopa police. Joseph W. Mavis, 35, no address...

Eastbound I-10 closure postponed

The Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project team has postponed this weekend’s eastbound I-10 closure between US 60 and Loop 202 because of the...

Woman charged with DUI after accident with police vehicle

Police said they arrested a woman after her car struck a police vehicle in Maricopa Meadows on Tuesday night. Brittany M. Mays, 28, no address...

Fire rips through home in Cobblestone Farms

Fire destroyed a home in Cobblestone Farms on Thursday evening. The single-story home at Vineyard Street and Celtic Avenue in Cobblestone Farms went up in...
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Chief: Community valued partner on police beat

It has been a few months since my last column on how the Maricopa Police Department is policing your community. In that column, I discussed...
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Keeping contact with emergency responders during an outage

In the event of cellular service disruptions, such as the one that impacted Verizon customers earlier this month, it is important that Maricopa residents...

Man charged with sexually assaulting sedated wife

A Maricopa man faces one count of sexual assault against his sedated wife. The woman, who suspected her husband was making nonconsensual sexual contact with...
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Poll: Readers support Block Watch in the city

Maricopans looking for more safety and security in their communities believe a neighborhood Block Watch program could be a good way to get it. Last...

Health inspector dings 13 businesses with 40 violations

A summary of the March 15-April 11 food inspections by Pinal County Environmental Health Services: Bashas' Deli Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces and Utensils Observed a...

Months of road construction on SR 347 begins

Road construction on State Route 347 that will cause months of delays for Maricopa motorists traveling to and from the Valley has begun. The project...
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Man accused of sexual crimes against child headed for trial

A Maricopa man facing child sex abuse charges looks headed for a criminal trial.  Edward C. Watts, 58, was charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of...

More traffic disruption this weekend in East Valley

For the second straight weekend, freeway closures and lane restrictions could hamper Maricopans’ efforts to travel to the Valley. Road improvement projects will impact travel...

Police arrest man reportedly ‘stripping’ in middle of Honeycutt Road

A man faces charges after removing some of his clothes in the middle of traffic on Honeycutt Road, according to police.  James D. Jones, 36,...
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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...

Man charged with DUI, theft of semi-truck

A man charged with stealing a semi-truck in Maricopa and driving it to Casa Grande was intoxicated, according to police. Dawsen K. Strasberg, 24, no...

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to aggravated assault of student

A former Maricopa Wells Middle School teacher accused of sexually assaulting one of his students has reached a plea agreement to avoid jail time.  Dominic...

Public events for National Crime Victims’ Rights week

In honor and recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office will host several public events. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week...