By Joycelyn Cabrera

Maricopa has seen plenty of ups and downs as the decade came to an end. InMaricopa’s top stories over the years paint a picture of how the city of Maricopa took on the 2010s.

Most viewed story of 2010: 7 businesses receive permits this week
Most viewed crime story of 2010: Handgun found at Desert Wind Middle School, 8th grader in custody

Top Stories:
Global Water increases rates
Wild horses still run in desert near Maricopa
Real estate markets fail to revive

Most viewed story of 2011: Secrets of the Estrellas
Most viewed crime story of 2011: Police chief retired, lieutenant fired, interim chief hired

Top Stories:
Ak-Chin breaks ground on entertainment complex
CAC breaks ground on Maricopa campus
Groundbreaking held for Banner Health Center

Most viewed story of 2012: New Amtrak schedule frustrates commuters
Most viewed crime story of 2012: MHS teacher arrested on drug charges

Top Stories:
Construction begins on 90-store upscale outlet center
New Mexican restaurant opens this week
Multi-tainment Center offers job fair, more

Most viewed story of 2013: Teen mom expecting … but not expecting this
Most viewed crime story of 2013: Former MPD detective accused of theft filed for bankruptcy

Top Stories:
Son wakes mom, saves from house fire
Fatal motorcycle accident halts train, traffic
See a rattlesnake? Call a firefighter

Photo by Dean Crandall

Most viewed story of 2014: Copper Sky park, rec center draws near
Most viewed crime story of 2014: After guilty plea, former realty broker behind bars

Top Stories:
Fry’s unveils apparel department
ED3 rates compare favorable to APS’s
Judge Sulley disbarred

Most viewed story of 2015: Behind the costs: New water rates kick in
Most viewed crime story of 2015: Bodies found at Papago Road property, arrest made

Top Stories:
ADOT approves overpass funding
Battle of the Burbs
PCSO investigation leads to 5 Stanfield arrests

Most viewed story of 2016: Maricopa largest target of ‘scary clown’ threats
Most viewed crime story of 2016: Shooting death reported in Rancho El Dorado

Top Stories:
Edison Pointe to bring 130,000 square feet of retail to Maricopa
Maricopa homebuilding takes dramatic upswing
Q&A with Pinal County sheriff candidates

Most viewed story of 2017: Residents await Edison Pointe
Most viewed crime story of 2017: Maricopa grieves loss of 4 children in Illinois fire

Top Stories:
Amtrak starts shuttle service in Maricopa
Maricopan drops 110 pounds in 5 months
Laura Walsh drops new music this weekend


Most viewed story of 2018: Pinal County prepping December appeal to road-tax ruling
Most viewed crime story of 2018: Grandson arrested in death of Maricopa woman

Top Stories:
Apex breaks ground on private racetrack after tumultuous year
Mom seeks justice in son’s fatal hit-and-run
Maricopa men arrested after deadly crash on SR 143

Photo by Victor Moreno

Most viewed story of 2019: Eatery, hotel planned for plaza development
Most viewed crime story of 2019: Woman accused of abusing children to make YouTube videos

Top Stories:
City cuts ribbon on overpass
White and Parker crash reported as fatal
Murder-suicide reported at Maricopa home

This story appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.


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