Safe Selfie areas at MVD offices promote ID protection

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is working to help new teenage drivers show off their driver licenses and learner permits while protecting them against ID theft. “Taking a selfie while showing your learner’s permit or driver license is a fun and popular way for new drivers to celebrate this milestone, but people […]

Supervisors prepare to select Denny Barney’s replacement

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will choose the next supervisor to represent District 1 at its Wednesday, Feb. 13 meeting. Denny Barney resigned from the position effective Feb. 1 to focus on his position as president and CEO of the East Valley Partnership. District 1 includes the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, part of Mesa, […]

Arizona Department of Gaming welcomes new director

Ted Vogt will lead the Arizona Department of Gaming as its director, succeeding James Ashley. Mr. Vogt will head ADG in overseeing tribal gaming, pari-mutuel racing and wagering, boxing and mixed martial arts and the Division of Problem Gambling. “It’s an exciting time to join the Arizona Department of Gaming,” stated Mr. Vogt. “Tribal contributions […]

Queen Creek approves Shops at Terravella final plat

The Shops at Terravella will progress after the Queen Creek Town Council approved on consent the final plat for the subdivision. At the request of Ellsworth Road and Queen Creek Road LLC and ALDI (Arizona) LLC, the council issued its approval at a Wednesday, Feb. 6 regular meeting in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic […]

Study: Tourists spent nearly $700 million in Pinal County in 2017

Newly released numbers from the Arizona Department of Tourism show that tourists spent more than $690 million in Pinal County in 2017. The study, conducted by Dean Runyan Associates, highlighted tourism dollars spent in Arizona and broke them down by county. Pinal County’s economy realized $691.5 million in tourism related spending, according to a release. “I’m […]

Composite sketch shows suspect who nearly abducted woman Jan. 31 in Johnson Ranch

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch of a suspect being sought after a woman, 26, was treated and released for minor injuries to her wrist after being nearly abducted while running in Johnson Ranch. The victim told PCSO investigators that she noticed someone in a vehicle following her just after 10 a.m. […]

PCSO arrests Acuna, 42, of San Tan Valley in connection with sale of fentanyl

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit recently completed a one-month investigation after receiving information about fentanyl being sold in the San Tan Valley area. Vladimir Acuna, 42, of San Tan Valley, was arrested Feb. 7 on charges of possession for sale of narcotic drugs and transportation for the sale of narcotic drugs, PCSO said […]

Queen Creek drivers deal with additional projects along roads

An upcoming closure at the Power and Ocotillo roads intersection is among the projects that have been added to Queen Creek’s traffic alert list. Riggs Road eastbound and westbound lane shifts will be required from Power to Hawes roads for roadway improvements, 24 hours a day through Monday, Feb. 18. Power Road northbound and southbound lane shifts […]

Victim shot Feb. 6 in San Tan Valley park; PCSO seeking 3 suspects

[Update: “We located Dominick McCoy. He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on warrants. The shooting is still under investigation,” Navideh Forghani, PCSO public information officer, said in a Feb. 11 release.] A 21-year-old victim is at a local hospital and in critical condition after being shot Feb. 6 near West Skyline Drive and […]

Queen Creek residents can learn about new irrigation products

Town of Queen Creek utility customers are invited to free workshops to learn more about their irrigation controller. According to a press release, “SMART” Irrigation Controllers: Water-Smart Workshop, will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Historic Town Hall, 22350 S. Ellsworth Road, to educate the public on new products available that automatically adjusts the irrigation […]