SUPERIOR — A new wildfire has broken out near the Pinto Valley Mine, east of Superior.
GLOBE (AP) — A route between metro Phoenix and the White Mountains in eastern Arizona's high country remained closed Saturday because of a wildfire that for a time burned on both sides the highway.
FLORENCE — Local and state law enforcement agencies are having to retire some of their drug-sniffing dogs early because of the state’s new marijuana law.
The state playoff brackets for baseball and softball were released late Thursday morning. With a quick turnaround ahead, Pinal County teams at least know who and where they are playing.
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is cutting off what some say has been an easy — and unethical — source of money for police and prosecutors.
FLORENCE — Six Pinal County residents, most of them saying the county was already well on its way to meeting the goals of the proposed federal HR 1, spoke in defense of the legislation before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors Wednesday.
COOLIDGE — When officials with the Central Arizona Project and Arizona Department of Water Resources announced near-guaranteed CAP water reductions last Thursday, they stressed that the state was prepared for the crisis.
APACHE JUNCTION — A historic travel route that runs partly through Pinal County has been named one of the most scenic drives in the country, and the top drive in Arizona.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Public Health Director Tascha Spears reports that significant percentages of Pinal adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
TEMPE — Body camera footage from Arizona State University Police officers shows a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy blurting out a racist word as he tried to convince officers not to arrest him for suspected drunken driving.
Rep. Paul Gosar has hit back against a House ethics complaint with a slashing defense of his speeches and social media posts prior to the Jan. 6 riots that led to the brief occupation of the Capitol building.
PHOENIX — The FBI has arrested a man in connection with two bank robberies in Casa Grande and about nine others in the Phoenix area over the last month.
FLORENCE — Even as area communities see record numbers of new homes going up, cities large and small are hurting for affordable housing, city managers said at an online Pinal Partnership breakfast meeting Friday.
FLORENCE — A fire chief says special services districts were slighted in the first round of federal COVID-19 funding, and he is asking the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to help remedy the matter.
APACHE JUNCTION -- Pinal County Supervisor Jeff Serdy has organized an open house this month to raise local awareness to the role of county government.
SIGNAL PEAK — After stating last month that it planned to reopen campuses this spring, Central Arizona College confirmed that the college would reopen to the public on May 3, albeit with social distancing protocols still in place.
TEMPE — A Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy is under investigation after he allegedly tried to convince an Arizona State University Police officer to let him go after he was pulled over for suspected drunken driving.
WASHINGTON — Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has tried to distance himself from reports he was backing a caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” but political analysts say the flap is unlikely to harm the conservative Republican’s re-election prospects.
QUEEN CREEK — With a theme of “Come Taste the Beauty,” Queen Creek Botanical Gardens will host its first Spring Harvest Festival.
FLORENCE — A 30-day comment period has begun for Pinal County’s 2021 Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program, which runs through May 17. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors will consider approval of it on May 26.
APACHE JUNCTION — The pitching wasn’t in top form for Vista Grande, but its bats led the way in a second straight win over Apache Junction on Tuesday.
FLORENCE — Pinal County has stopped providing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice after federal and state health officials recommended a “pause” Tuesday.
CASA GRANDE — Throughout April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Month, and Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18 to 24, advocates are working to raise awareness of issues that impact the lives of thousands of Pinal County residents.
APACHE JUNCTION – The seventh ranked Vista Grande softball team has only played five games so far this season and this is the first time in nearly three weeks where the Spartans have played more than one game in a week.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors was asked to include $25,000 in its new fiscal year budget to pay rewards of up to $500 each for people who provide information leading to the successful prosecution of illegal dumpers.
FLORENCE — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb has joined 275 sheriffs from 39 states in signing a letter to President Joe Biden this week asking the president to provide more security and stop a rush of migrants at the southern border of the United States.
CASA GRANDE — Arizona Gives Day was Tuesday and agencies from throughout Pinal County collected thousands of dollars from donors and supporters.
PHOENIX — Over the past year and into 2021, police agencies in Arizona have received $6.8 million in military equipment through the Law Enforcement Support Office of the Department of Defense, documents show.
CASA GRANDE — The results of a blood test for a Pinal County Superior Court judge who was pulled over on New Year’s Eve revealed that the level of alcohol in his blood was well below the legal limit and drugs were not present in his system.
APACHE JUNCTION — Results won’t happen overnight, but a new era of baseball is being ushered in at Apache Junction, and it’s being led by Jason Hutchens.
SUPERIOR — Built in 1925, the greenhouses at Boyce Thompson Arboretum have long housed some of the park’s rarest and most delicate plant specimens. And now, at nearly 100 years old, they’re receiving their first makeover.
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Health Department reports that more than 132,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.
APACHE JUNCTION — An Apache Junction man is facing seven counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly pushed down and attacked two family members.
FLORENCE — Pinal County should receive nearly $45 million in approximately two months, its first payment in the recent COVID-19 stimulus package known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
FLORENCE — Trusting that a pending state law will give them more time to draw new Pinal County supervisor districts, county staff plans to present new boundaries to the Board of Supervisors in June 2022.
APACHE JUNCTION — A transient woman who allegedly waived an ax at an Apache Junction home while demanding to see family members is facing a charge of disorderly conduct.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved sending a letter to President Joe Biden Wednesday expressing the board’s continued support of the Resolution Copper project and federal land exchange near Superior that makes it possible.
APACHE JUNCTION — The Superstition Fire and Medical District, Apache Junction Parks and Recreation and Apache Junction Police Department will team up to host the annual April Pool’s Day water safety event on Saturday, April 17, at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center.
APACHE JUNCTION — The Apache Junction Police Officers Association and Mesa Fraternal Order of Police Lodge have created an online fundraiser for an officer who was shot and injured while responding to a stolen vehicle call on March 16.
FLORENCE — Another man has been arrested by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office detectives on suspicion of luring a minor for sex.