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What is the saddest, angriest city in Arizona? Your tweets may hold the answer

If Arizona cities could boast a collective mood based on their Twitter feeds alone, it seems that Gilbert's would be all smiles and Tucson, not so much. At least according to one company's new study.


First Pinal County Transition Fair: Planning for Life After High School

Any and all Pinal County students with disabilities and their families and caregivers are invited to attend Pinal County's first transition fair. Over 30 vendors with resources will be in attendance to help families with their child's transition from school life to adult life. Vendors include local


Arizona man sentenced on over $4 million oil investment scam

PHOENIX — A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing millions of dollars on an oil investment scam. For over two years, Robert Aguayo, 41, solicited investments from 48 individuals taking $4.75 million, the Attorney General’s Office said.


Assaults in Pinal County near Queen Creek reported April 6-10 to PCSO

Above are the general locations of assaults near Queen Creek reported April 6-10 to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Aggravated assault, reported at 3:13 p.m. April 6 in the 900 block of East Canyon Rock Road.


Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Hits Record High Number Before 4/20

Here's a kind statistic to help light up your 4/20 celebrations: The Arizona medical marijuana program hit a milestone of more than 200,000 total participants for the first time last month, according to the latest report by the state.


DEA arrests Arizona man for selling lethal fentanyl dose

PHOENIX (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has arrested a man on federal charges tied to the sale of a lethal dose of fentanyl. DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman says Joshua Fassett, a 35-year old from Tempe, was taken into custody on Wednesday.


House: Pinal County BOS “Looking Forward to Working on Gold Canyon Plan”

Roberto Reveles and David Coward spoke at the April 3 Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting during the call to the public. The Gold Canyon residents thanked Supervisor Todd House for attending the recent meeting concerning ingress/egress routes for Gold Canyon, as well as the increased traffic anticipa


Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Mexican restaurants for 2019

Here are the Top 10 Mexican restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with w


Pinal County seeking comments on draft 5-year transportation program

Pinal County’s draft 2019 five-year transportation improvement and maintenance program for budget Years 2018-19 through 2022-23 is available for public review and comment through May 10.


Arizona firefighters rushed to hospitals after explosion at battery facility

Eight firefighters, from two separate agencies, were hospitalized Friday after an explosion at an Arizona Public Service facility in Surprise, where utility-sized lithium batteries used in the storage and distribution of solar energy are housed.


‘Shedding of blood' may be required to save US, author of an Arizona immigration law says

Russell Pearce, a former president of the Arizona state Senate who helped author a controversial immigration law in the state, appeared to advocate for violence for the U.S. to save itself in remarks delivered earlier this week.


Pinal County to reexamine traffic patterns in Gold Canyon

Pinal County Public Works Department engineers will be performing a review of traffic patterns in the Gold Canyon area. “What we’ll be doing is a traffic impact analysis study,” Supervisor Todd House said in a release.


PCSO: More charges against Arizona man who extorted girls for nude pics

COOLIDGE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office filed additional charges against Kai Ranaglia-Nelson, the 18-year-old man who was arrested in January for soliciting nude pictures from two teen girls in Australia via social media.


After years of legal battles, Florence mine produces first copper

FLORENCE – Following years of hard-won state and federal approvals and other preparations, Florence Copper is at last producing copper on a small scale, according to an announcement from owner Taseko Mines Limited.


Arizona copper mine reports test facility is operational

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A copper mine southeast of Phoenix says it’s ready to begin working toward commercial production following the initial success of its small-scale test phase.


PCSO: Country Thunder DUI arrests include pregnant woman and armored car driver

FLORENCE, AZ — An on-duty armored car driver and a pregnant woman are two examples of the DUI arrests during Country Thunder this year. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office reports that during the 4-day Country Thunder Festival they made 25 DUI arrests, compared to 14 in 2018.


Arizona Restaurant Week is ready to showcase special menus

Foodies can enjoy discounted entrees at more than 120 Valley restaurants during Arizona Restaurant Week, Friday, May 17, to Sunday, May 26. “I’m excited because it’s a chance for restaurants to show off their very best culinary skills and gives diners the chance to try lots of different options,” sa


Judge rules Maricopa murder suspect's constitutional rights not violated

FLORENCE — A Pinal County judge has ruled that a Maricopa murder suspect’s rights were not violated when investigators listened in on a phone conversation she had with a coworker shortly after the crime.


PCSO: Deputies find various drugs in impaired pregnant woman's vehicle

PINAL COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A pregnant woman was arrested after the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said she was impaired while driving and had different types of drugs in her vehicle.


Alleged fraudster caught at Country Thunder

FLORENCE — Authorities say a 20-year-old woman allegedly attempted to defraud a charitable organization during the Country Thunder music festival last week. Sarah Faultner of Surprise was one of 11 people arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office during the four-day festival after she allegedly