APACHE JUNCTION — An Apache Junction man is facing charges after he allegedly broke a jail telephone and spat at a detention officer.
FLORENCE — The jury in an Apache Junction double murder trial was unable to come to a verdict on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Lacey Gard to fill a seat on the Pinal County Superior Court recently vacated by the retirement of Judge Stephen McCarville.
QUEEN CREEK — With a lineup of concerts, shows and events planned this fall, Schnepf Farms aims to become a place to have a good time and do some dancing.
FLORENCE — As many as 80,000 people within Pinal County, more than the populations of Casa Grande or Maricopa, could have been left out of the latest census results released earlier this summer, according to analysis by county officials.
CASA GRANDE — New maps released by the Independent Redistricting Commission show drastic changes to legislative and congressional boundaries within Pinal County, but all indications are it is too soon in the process to draw major conclusions.
WASHINGTON — Proposals targeting specific areas for conservation in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and federal waters off Louisiana’s coast made their way into the gigantic budget reconciliation bill that Democrats are moving through Congress.
MESA — After comparing vaccine supporters to Nazis and sharing an image of needles in the shape of a swastika on social media, Republican state Sen. Kelly Townsend dismissed a Jewish organization who admonished her to “learn your history.”
FLORENCE -- Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer and another county worker stood in a desert area littered with debris recently, assessing the problem of illegal dumping, when something surprising happened.
GOLD CANYON — According to the most recent census data, Gold Canyon’s population has reached 11,404, almost doubling over the past 20 years.
FLORENCE — Attorneys for Demian Blu grilled his co-defendant Clint Wendelschafer Tuesday about how truthful Wendelschafer had been with law enforcement officers and attorneys for both sides in the past.
TEMPE – Apache Junction wasn’t prepared for the way its season ended last year as the Prospectors had to cancel their final games due to COVID.
FLORENCE — The trial of an Apache Junction man in a 2016 double homicide case was put on hold Thursday after one of the attorneys in the case reported a health concern.
FLORENCE — A Pinal County jury heard testimony Tuesday from a cellphone tracking expert about a series of phone calls connected to a 2016 double homicide in Apache Junction.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Superior Court Judge Robert Carter Olson will issue a decision on Monday on how much detail from cellphone records collected in a 2016 double homicide case that prosecutors will be able to show to the jury.
FLORENCE — Gold Canyon residents spoke against an ordinance that slashes the required buffer between industrial and residential areas from one mile to 660 feet.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation has selected a final 55-mile North-South Corridor through Pinal County.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb asked for raises for deputies and detention officers to help slow their departure to higher-paying agencies in the Valley.
FLORENCE — The argument over a gun that Demian Blu may have had in his possession came up again out of earshot of the jury Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
APACHE JUNCTION - The Apache Junction Prospectors’ 2020 season ended on an unceremonious note. After a 3-2 regular season, they were forced to forfeit their play-in game due to COVID concerns throughout the district.
FLORENCE — Although a national news website called Pinal the state’s COVID “hot spot,” the county public health director disagreed with that conclusion and said local trends are more encouraging.
FLORENCE — Testimony in the murder trial of an Apache Junction couple resumed Tuesday morning with testimony from a gang expert about how some “outlaw” motorcycle clubs operate.
CASA GRANDE — The future of Pinal County will include less water but more people, according to speakers at the most recent Pinal Partnership breakfast.
FLORENCE — Jurors in the case involving the murder of an Apache Junction couple on Friday heard testimony from a Pinal County Sheriff’s detective, with pictures, detailing what investigators found in the mobile home the couple were allegedly killed in.
APACHE JUNCTION — An Apache Junction woman is facing burglary charges after she was allegedly found in someone else’s home and in possession of the homeowner’s car keys and cellphone.
QUEEN CREEK — Officials from Pinal County and the town of Queen Creek joined forces to move the first dirt Thursday for construction of a new section of Meridian Road to connect with the new Gateway Freeway extension.
FLORENCE — Out of earshot of the jury, on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, prosecutors stated that defense attorneys for Demian Blu were getting dangerously close to violating a free-talk agreement that had been signed between the prosecution and the defense.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board is considering the possibility of revoking the certifications of Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy Julian Navarrette, who was picked up for DUI by Arizona State University Police in December.
APACHE JUNCTION — State Sen. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, invited other elected officials Wednesday to sign a proclamation against the mandated use of face coverings, “reaffirming our commitment to the rights of our constituents here in Pinal County."
FLORENCE — The trial of a San Tan Valley man accused in the deaths of a Pinal County couple was put on hold for a day due to a juror being absent.
CASA GRANDE — Although a possible census undercount has been evident ever since news broke that Arizona would not get a 10th Congressional District, Thursday’s official numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau were still surprising. Some cities in Pinal County, such as Casa Grande and Eloy, showe…
FLORENCE — Persistent questioning from a Pinal County supervisor about a federal grant contract prompted advice from the board chair to do better homework and not “ambush” county staff during a meeting.
FLORENCE — Four new solar energy plants are seeking major amendments to Pinal County’s Comprehensive Plan that would allow them to build and operate, the Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County health officials are finding more mosquitoes containing the West Nile virus and are asking residents to do their part to keep them from infecting humans.
FLORENCE — A grant application for $6.2 million for more COVID-19 testing in Pinal County was approved 3-2 by the public health board Wednesday.
FLORENCE — The State Land Department has withdrawn its intention to offer a Major Comprehensive Plan Amendment on some 11,700 acres east of Gold Canyon and north of U.S. 60, which would have set aside employment areas, expedited road construction and preserved open space.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Fleet Services employees recently helped sheriff’s deputies recover more than 64 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of fentanyl pills concealed in a vehicle.
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Republican state lawmaker who supported legislation enacted in late June to prohibit school districts from requiring the wearing of masks said she has asked government lawyers to determine when the prohibition takes effect.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — An alarming number of strays continue to pour into the county animal shelter, according to staff, who are increasingly feeling the stress.
APACHE JUNCTION — A week after rescuing a starving horse found wandering the desert north of Coolidge, her new caretakers have decided upon a name.