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Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigating shooting involving deputies in east Mesa
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting near Crismon and McKellips roads in east Mesa, according to a tweet posted by the office at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Group hopes private company will lead to rail service between Tucson and Phoenix
A group is hopeful that Arizonans will see a new passenger rail service between Phoenix and Tucson sooner rather than later — but a deal for the long-talked-about proposal has yet to be made.
Police in Maricopa to shoot GPS trackers onto fleeing cars during pursuits
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — The Maricopa Police Department has installed new equipment that allows officers to shoot GPS trackers onto fleeing vehicles. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports the GPS technology is lodged inside a canister, manufactured by StarChase, that is shot from the front of a patrol car
Maricopa Mugs: December Arrest Photos Volume 2
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Maricopa 7th-grader achieves dream of becoming published author
MARICOPA — Gabriella Fisher knew she had something pretty quickly. The Desert Wind Middle School seventh-grader had written a few pages of a story that had popped into her head. It was during a particularly boring day with a substitute teacher in the fifth grade. After mustering the courage to share
Comet zooming by Earth will be visible Sunday night
If you look up into the night sky on Sunday, December 16, 2018, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Comet 46P/Wirtanen. This comet, which was discovered in 1948 by Carl Wirtanen, an astronomer, will be about 7,199,427 miles away from Earth. That might seem extremely far away, but on a ga
Salt River community welcomes new president Martin Harvier
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community welcomed a familiar face to lead its nine-member tribal council during an inauguration ceremony Saturday. Chief Justice Ryan Andrews administered the oath of office to new President Martin Harvier, who was elected the 25th president of the Salt River com
WATCH: Special Needs High School Student Shocked By Surprise Gift
MARICOPA, Ariz. (CBS Local) — If you’re still looking for inspiration to get into the holiday spirit, you’ve come to the right place. A student in Arizona recently surprised a classmate who has special needs with a Christmas gift and shared video of the inspirational moment on social media.
Video shows man waving gun at Waymo self-driving van in Chandler
Police say Waymo vans and their test drivers have been harassed 21 times in 2 years on the road. Chandler police on Friday released a video of a man waving a gun at a self-driving Waymo van Aug. 1.
Maricopa mayor reports on SR 347 progress after meeting with ADOT
MARICOPA — Christian Price is making sure state officials don’t forget about the issues on State Route 347. In a lengthy Facebook post published on Tuesday, the Maricopa mayor detailed a meeting he had with the Arizona Department of Transportation over several issues residents face when traveling to
Porch pirate steals special package from Gilbert woman
GILBERT, Ariz. (FOX 10) - It's that time of year again, porch pirates are out in full force. A woman in Gilbert says a thief got away with more than just her package, saying it was sentimental.
13-year-old student arrested in Queen Creek after PCSO investigates YouTube videos
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 13-year-old from Eduprize School in Queen Creek after investigating several YouTube videos that seemed concerning.
Chandler Police investigate false report of active shooter at JC Penny
CHANDLER, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Chandler Police are investigating a false report of an active shooter inside the JC Penny near Gilbert and Germann Roads. Officers are on the scene and cleared the building with no shooter or victims found. The store was evacuated.
Maricopa surpasses key 50,000 population milestone
MARICOPA — A long0awaited milestone in the growth of Maricopa has finally been reached. The city announced Friday that the latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts Maricopa’s population at 51,977. That number has been approved by the Arizona State Demographer’s Office, the Maricopa Associati
Maricopa Unified student publishes first novel
As far as Desert Wind 7th grade Blended Learning student, Gabriella Fisher, can remember, her mind was “constantly swimming with all sorts of stories and ideas.” She had notebooks full of her short stories and she enjoyed sharing them with her friends.
Casa Grande Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender
CASA GRANDE – Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted sex offenders in separate incidents this week. Tuesday evening, Casa Grande Station agents encountered and arrested 34-year-old Mario Bergochea-Ayala, from Mexico, after he illegally entered the U.S. east of Lukeville. During processing, agen
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona places final steel beam in structure
Great Wolf Lodge Arizona, 7333 N. Pima Road, took another step in the construction process as Mortenson hoisted into place the final steel beam of the resort structure. The beam placed during the ceremonial “topping out” event Tuesday, Dec. 11 is part of the resort’s 27,000 square-foot Great Wolf Ad
Sex offenders arrested in separate incidents by border agents
Two convicted sex offenders were arrested by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents in separate incidents this week, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Casa Grande agents arrested Mario Bergochea-Ayala, 34, of Mexico, Tuesday evening on suspicion of illegally entering the U.S. east of Luke
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down, Leaving McCain's Seat Vacant Again
Arizona will soon have another new senator, with Republican Jon Kyl — who accepted a temporary appointment in the wake of GOP Sen. John McCain's death — stepping aside. Kyl, who first retired from the Senate in 2013, had indicated he never planned on sticking around long, committing to serve through
People are attacking Waymo's self-driving cars in Arizona by slashing tires and, in some cases, pulling guns on the safety drivers
Waymo self-driving cars in Arizona have had their tires slashed, and some of the vehicles' safety drivers have had guns pulled on them, the Arizona Republic reports. Twenty-one instances of people attacking Waymo cars have been recorded, according to the Arizona Republic, citing police reports.