MAMMOTH — An evening of fighting and drinking landed one Pinal County brother in a medical helicopter and another in jail.
FLORENCE — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has installed cameras in interview rooms attorneys use to speak privately with their clients, causing at least one public defender to object.
SIGNAL PEAK — Beautiful handmade bowls, savory soups and decadent desserts, all made by Central Arizona College students, come together Tuesday for the Empty Bowls event that showcases student talents while raising money for the hungry.
GOLD CANYON — Byron Ross, 22, of Laveen was arrested Feb. 15 for allegedly stealing cash while working at the Arizona Renaissance Festival.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling stemming from a sheriff’s deputy’s encounter with a shotgun-wielding man says law enforcement officers can claim workers’ compensation benefits if diagnosed with PTSD or other mental conditions because of extraordinary high stressful incidents on the job.
SUPERIOR — A man was arrested for allegedly blocking police and shoving officers who were attempting to question a juvenile outside a Superior home.
PHOENIX — The interim head of the Arizona House Ethics Committee vowed Tuesday to conduct a fair, thorough and speedy inquiry into allegations that a lawmaker had an improper relationship with a lobbyist and used his power to help her personally.
PHOENIX -- Central Arizona College could be offering four-year degrees if a proposed bill in the state legislature becomes law.
PHOENIX — Striking Asarco workers passed four months on the picket line last week, but union officials insist they have strong community support and that workers are committed to staying out until they get a fair deal.
CASA GRANDE — Daniel McCarthy, a Glendale businessman, is running on what he calls a true Republican platform against two other candidates for the Republican nomination for one of Arizona’s U.S. Senate seats.
SAN TAN VALLEY — By correctly spelling the word “executive,” Red Rock Elementary School seventh-grader Adam Rasmussen has won the 57th annual Pinal County Spelling Bee.
GREEN VALLEY – A federal judge has overturned environmental permits for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine, saying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the mine’s impact on several endangered species in the Santa Rita Mountains.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House of Representatives has hired a Phoenix law firm to investigate ethics complaints against Republican Rep. David Cook, House leaders announced on Wednesday.
TUCSON (AP) — The company that wants to build an open-pit copper mine in southeastern Arizona said it still hopes to prevail after a federal judge’s decision this week to overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of the project.
TUCSON (AP) — A federal judge in Tucson Monday overturned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of plans for a new copper mine in southeastern Arizona.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers are looking to let students wear items of “cultural significance’’ to their graduation ceremonies.
ELEVEN MILE CORNER — A celebration of the humble, hard-shelled gourd and all its possibilities will take place Feb. 7, 8 and 9 with the 17th annual Running of the Gourds festival at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center.
PHOENIX — An ethics complaint against Rep. David Cook, who represents much of Pinal County, includes accusations against Sheriff Mark Lamb and lobbyist AnnaMarie Knorr in what is described as a “bribery” scheme.
PHOENIX — Two ethics complaints have been filed against an Arizona lawmaker accused of having an affair with a lobbyist, the House of Representatives announced late Tuesday.
SAN MANUEL — Tommy Joe Windham, 41, was booked into the Pinal County jail after he was arrested for burglarizing the San Manuel K-12 School.
FLORENCE — A second-floor courtroom at the Pinal County Courthouse was closed and fumigated last week after a defendant reportedly was seen with bugs on his skin or hair.
SUPERIOR -- The first major work on the Pinto Creek Bridge replacement project began in early November with a bang – or to be more precise, a blast.
WASHINGTON — Arizona businesses and elected officials hailed Wednesday’s signing of the new United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement that they say preserves markets worth more than $20 billion in trade and 228,000 jobs in the state in 2018.
FLORENCE — The public will be able to take part in the Pinal County treasurer’s annual tax lien sale beginning on Feb. 13. The sale will be held online at https://pinal.arizonataxsale.com/.
FLORENCE — In a discussion of transportation needs, the words “state funding” don’t come up often enough, and there’s a good reason for that, attendees at a Pinal Partnership breakfast were told Friday.
FLORENCE — A lawsuit filed by Tonya Hensley against Pinal County in 2014 was dismissed for a second time for failure to name the county sheriff as a defendant.
SUPERIOR — Dustin Daniels, 42, and Brandy Mock, 41, both considered as homeless, were charged Jan. 15 for possession of a motor vehicle stolen in Chandler.
SUPERIOR -- A mom-and-pop grocery store in this northern Pinal County town begins its 100th year of business in 2020, and the family that runs the market could be the most surprised of anyone.
SUPERIOR — A two-vehicle fatal collision that occurred Jan. 10 on U.S. 60 in northern Pinal County has claimed the life of a second woman.
FLORENCE -- Officials throughout Pinal County welcomed a decision by a state appeals court determining a sales tax to fund road improvements can move forward.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Court of Appeals found the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority and Proposition 417 tax to be valid in a decision released Thursday.
CASA GRANDE — Pinal County is home to several theater groups, musicians and various venues that bring audiences a variety of live shows and entertainment.
FLORENCE — With no apparent benefit to Pinal County or its citizens, and the possibility of portraying a seamy side of life here, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 against a contract with a TV production company to film sheriff’s deputies pursuing drug traffickers for the Netflix “Dope” doc…
Pinal County overall is sparse and diverse and thus offers attractions that should fit into anybody’s interest. Below are some of the most popular spots for people to visit and have a good time.
FLORENCE — Pinal County residents who can’t call police because of a disability, or for fear suspects will hear them, will be able to send a text to 911, perhaps as soon as mid-July, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors was told Wednesday.
ORACLE - When Tucson restaurateur Michael McGee bought the historic Oracle Inn Steakhouse & Lounge, he knew he was getting a bargain but he did not realize quite everything he was acquiring.
PHOENIX – A proposed freeway from Las Vegas to Nogales, Arizona, through Pinal County has gotten a bipartisan boost from members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation.
MARICOPA — Jeff McClure has decided to make a bid for District 4 Supervisor for Pinal County in 2020, and is currently unopposed. He is vying for the seat of current supervisor for District 4 Anthony Smith, a former mayor of Maricopa who announced earlier this year he is not running for re-e…