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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tips to protect your teen driver

Submitted by ADOT Summer is not only a hot time for the weather, but also for parents to help potential teenage drivers get some training...

Pinal supervisors put transportation tax back on November ballot

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted unanimously to place a new half-percent transportation excise tax on the ballot for the Nov....

I-10 to close again this weekend

Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed between State Route 51 and US 60 (Superstition Freeway) from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday for...

Police: Charges filed for fleeing officers in stolen vehicle

A man and woman were arrested and charged Sunday evening after they fled from officers in a stolen vehicle near Walmart, police said.  According to...

The whys behind weekend highway closures

By: The Broadway Curve Improvement Project Team You only have to work at the Arizona Department of Transportation for about five minutes to understand how...

Police get new de-escalation tool to restrain suspects

Maricopa police have a new tool to help them restrain non-compliant suspects – and avoid escalation of such encounters. The BolaWrap device looks like something...

Dust detection and warning system tracks its first season

By Kim Larson / ADOT Communications With its first monsoon season under its belt, data shows that ADOT’s innovative dust detection and warning system works as designed. Monsoon 2020,...

Monsoon storms bring dust, rain… and health dangers

By Carla Berg Monsoon 2022 has arrived, and with it the promise of thunderstorms that will bring welcome rain. But the storms and the dust they...

Police: Man faces drug charges after failing to stop 

A man was charged Monday morning after he continued driving when officers attempted a traffic stop, police said.  Matthew L. Borquez, 24, faces charges of...
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Man charged with assault in incident outside bar

A man is accused of punching his girlfriend in the back of the head and slamming her to the ground Saturday night in the...

ADOT offers tips on driving during monsoon season

Those who have lived in Arizona are prepared for it, as they see it nearly every summer. But for the many newcomers to Maricopa,...

Police: Man faces drug charges; cavity search at jail reveals more pills

A Maricopa man arrested Saturday night on multiple drug charges faces an additional charge after a body cavity search at the jail, police said.  Kyle...

Secure Your Load Every Day

By Kismet Weiss / ADOT Deputy Director At the Arizona Department of Transportation, our guiding principle - what we call our True North - is...
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Man charged with assault in domestic incident

A man was charged with assaulting a woman overnight Monday.  Remond L. Hollis, 44, was charged with assault (domestic violence) and two counts of disorderly...

Police: Juvenile accused of damaging home, resisting arrest

Maricopa police were called to a home in the Palo Brea neighborhood Sunday night to investigate a report of a disruptive female juvenile.  The juvenile,...
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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)...

Lengthy closure set for Honeycutt Road

A portion of Honeycutt Road will be closed between White and Parker Road and North Hartman Road May 2 to June 24 for bridge...
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What you need to know about backyard fireworks

The Fourth of July celebration means hot dogs on grill, the flag flying, pool parties and, of course, fireworks. But while fireworks help create...

TV show features Maricopa police incident tonight

The show “Frenemies” on the TV channel Investigation Discovery will broadcast an episode tonight about a February 2011 incident in which a Maricopa teen...
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Police: Driver faces multiple charges after hitting pedestrian

A vehicle-pedestrian accident Thursday resulted in the hospitalization of the victim and the arrest of the driver on multiple charges. About 2:35 p.m., Kandice Pyper,...
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Developers, city agree – EW corridor key to future transportation

With all the development planned for south Maricopa and areas that currently are still part of Pinal County, transportation for those areas will need...

Police: Woman charged with attempted murder

A Maricopa woman is accused of firing three shots at a former boyfriend, one of which hit his dog. According to police documents, the shots...

Drivers who illegally pass school buses put on notice – and on camera

New surveillance cameras installed below the stop-arms of school buses could lead to traffic citations. The Maricopa Unified School District’s Transportation Department installed the cameras...

Charges filed in SR 347 crash that killed Maricopa woman

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has identified the driver of the vehicle in Sunday’s single-car accident that killed a Maricopa woman. According to DPS...

9/11 Reflections

Maricopans share their memories of that fateful day, 20 years ago.   DREW DIGRAZIA Resident   At first I couldn’t really understand what I was seeing, because I was...

Use of force: Training officers for the unknown

For any law enforcement officer, the decision to use force is difficult. When Maricopa police officers respond to a call, they are walking into a...

Report: Inappropriate questions lead to altercation

On February 3, a Maricopa man was arrested and charged after some inappropriate questions of his roommates led to an altercation. The suspect, Kevin C....

Victim in fatal crash identified

The Maricopa Police Department has identified the victim in this morning’s fatal single-car accident at the overpass on John Wayne Parkway as 19-year-old Santino...
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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...

Traffic stop uncovers hefty haul of suspected marijuana

Officers made a traffic stop on Monday of a female driver who was suspected of driving under the influence, and during the stop they...