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Fire Prevention Week: Home-escape plan may save your life

You’re relaxing at home. Suddenly, you notice smoke billowing. Usually, it’s from the kitchen. By the time you see it, you might have only...

Interim leader Pitassi becomes Maricopa’s new fire chief

Brad Pitassi, interim chief of Maricopa Fire/Medical since the resignation of Brady Leffler on March 27, is the city’s new fire chief, InMaricopa has...

Boy, 1, hospitalized after being found in pool

At about 5:30 p.m., Friday, Maricopa’s police and fire departments responded after a 1-year-old boy was found in a swimming pool. The boy's mother performed...

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...
MPD Chief James Hughes

Police chief resigns

Maricopa Police Chief James Hughes has resigned. The 36-year law-enforcement veteran’s final day with the department will be Sept. 15, according to a statement...

Man who exchanged gunfire with officers found dead in backyard

UPDATED AT 2:50 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 A man who exchanged gunfire with Maricopa Police officers Monday morning from inside a home in The Villages...

Scheduled weekend restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways

Weekend Travel Advisory about scheduled weekend restrictions for improvement projects along Phoenix-area freeways, including: Westbound I-10 closed between 51st Avenue and 75th Avenue from...

Road to remain closed until the summer of 2023

As the Sonoran Desert Parkway project progresses, there are some required road closures in order for construction to continue. Farrell Road between North Pepper...

Safety in schools a never-ending effort

A tide of national headlines involving school safety has dominated the national conversation the last couple months. But the leaders at Maricopa Unified School District...

City Council candidates talk about … transportation, SR 347

The next four years will be key to growth in Maricopa. And transportation is probably residents' most-voiced concern about that growth. Four candidates — Adam Leach,...
Fireworks

Tips for fireworks safety on 4th of July

The Maricopa Police Department urges you to put safety first when celebrating this Fourth of July. Legal fireworks are safer than ever, in part...

Sonoran Desert Parkway: The rubber meets the road

Construction officially began on the Sonoran Desert Parkway last month, but the road project is hardly a new idea. The first purpose-built parkway in the...

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...
Traffic Light

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)...

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...

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...

Man accused of throwing son into wall

Police arrested a man Sunday afternoon after he allegedly threw his son into a wall and threatened him. Derek J. Odom, 29, was charged with...

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...
2022 Officer involved shooting 03-27 (2)

Officers shoot armed man to death in Homestead

Maricopa police shot and killed an armed man who was making threats at his Homestead residence on Sunday morning. The incident, the city’s first officer-involved...

Police activity in Maricopa

InMaricopa is live on the scene. More updates to follow... https://fb.watch/bUHeGIHGPm/   

Tips for keeping pets cool in Maricopa heat

Republished from a story by Michelle Trujillo back in 2017. Dr. Cordell has since passed away. As summer temperatures migrate back to Maricopa, pet owners...
MPD Chief James Hughes

Chief: MPD improves way it reports crime

The Maricopa Police Department has officially improved the way we report crime. We recently completed the transition from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s...
Maricopa Police Headquarters

Crime stats up a tick under new reporting system

The Maricopa Police Department recently changed the reporting system for crimes in the city from the previous Universal Crime Reporting (UCR) system to the...

Oversized load coming our way

Barnhart Crane & Rigging is scheduled to travel through Maricopa on Monday, Feb. 14. The oversized load will be traveling south via SR 347...

Prepare for SR 347 Restrictions at Maricopa Road

SR 347 RESTRICTIONS LATE THURSDAY EVENING Where: SR 347 at Maricopa Road When: 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, to 5 a.m. Friday, Jan....

A car made an unexpected entrance into someone’s yard last Friday

Submitted: A car made its way into a backyard along Porter Road last week. According to eyewitness Danny Puzzo, "They came flying out of Homestead...
Exceptional healthcare

Exceptional Community Hospital accepting all insurance

The city’s first hospital opened Wednesday, bringing 24-hour emergency care and in-patient services to Maricopa for the first time. With that opening have come...

Report: Woman offered half of the money for gun in shooting

A Maricopa woman was arrested and charged Wednesday with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in a Nov. 15 drive-by shooting in...

Flags to fly half-staff to honor slain MCSO deputy

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Oct. 19 for the interment of Maricopa...
Orbitel Maricopa

Orbitel restores service to 1,200 after overnight outage

A bullet pierced an Orbitel service box, severing a 288-count fiberoptic cable overnight, causing service outages to nearly 1,200 residential customers and some businesses...