SUPERIOR — Firefighters appear to have stopped the growth of the Pinto Fire 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.
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.
FLORENCE — Pinal County will receive more than $1.8 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for fiscal year 2021-22, including $130,000 each to the county’s four participating cites and towns of Eloy, Florence, Mammoth and Maricopa.
FLORENCE — Pinal County is seeking a new Superior Court judge after announcing the retirement of presiding Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville on Monday.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court will hear a defamation case stemming from a state senator’s attack advertisements during a failed congressional run in 2018.
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.
ELOY — The Pinal County assessor believes Arizona City is in a great location to benefit from new businesses in Eloy and Casa Grande.
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.
FLORENCE — Citizens upset with pending legislation affecting how America conducts elections found sympathetic ears with the Pinal County Board of Supervisors.
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.
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey and the two lawmakers who ushered through a new state gaming law are defending a provision that has the state effectively financing free games to entice people to gamble.
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.
DUDLEYVILLE — With the Margo Fire 100% contained, Dudleyville residents are starting to tally up the damage and repair costs.
SUPERIOR — Ryan Palmer built a football program up from the ashes in Superior and ultimately turned it into a state champion. He will now attempt a similar turnaround at a larger school in Phoenix.
DUDLEYVILLE — The Margo fire burning near Dudleyville is now 100% contained, according to the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The 1,148 acre fire was completely contained by 5 p.m. on Monday. The fire has been placed in a monitor status and turned over to the Dudleyville…
KEARNY — With a diverse lineup of entertainment, more than a dozen food trucks and various artists and vendors on tap, the new Gila River Music Festival is set to run May 21 and 22 in Kearny.
DUDLEYVILLE — Authorities on Saturday lifted an evacuation notice for a Pinal County community where a wildfire earlier burned at least 12 homes, allowing approximately 200 residents to return home.
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.
A trial date has been set for a White Mountain couple who face charges after three children, including two of their own, drowned in Tonto Creek two years ago while out on a family outing.
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.
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.
MAMMOTH — A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder after a Mammoth man was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
FLORENCE -- The Pinal County Health Department reports that more than 132,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.
MAMMOTH — The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for alternating lane closures and delays on State Route 77 in eastern Pinal County this week.
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.
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.
FLORENCE — Another man has been arrested by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office detectives on suspicion of luring a minor for sex.