Pinal County Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicle-pedestrian crash

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 4:26 a.m. Feb. 8 was called to a car accident involving a pedestrian at Gary Road and Charbray Drive in San Tan Valley. The investigation revealed the driver of a white Ford utility truck was heading north on Gary Road when he heard something hit his vehicle, PCSO said […]

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 […]

Calling all kindergartners: QCUSD student round-up Feb. 12

The Queen Creek Unified School District is hosting a Kindergarten Round-Up at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at all elementary schools in the district. This event is an opportunity for families to learn about the high-achieving QCUSD kindergarten program and class expectations, as well as ask questions of teachers and staff, according to a […]

Full-day preschool OK’d for Queen Creek school district

A full-day preschool option has been approved for the 2019-20 school year in the Queen Creek Unified School District. The QCUSD Governing Board voted 4-0 Feb. 5 in a consent agenda to approve the change from part- to also flexible full-day. Results from a preschool parent survey showed the community is asking for a full-day […]

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 Town Council recognizes 14 Star Students

The Queen Creek Town Council honored 14 students at a Feb. 6 Star Students ceremony. The ceremony recognized elementary students who are helpful and considerate of others while demonstrating good citizenship. Participating schools are invited to select students that have been nominated by their teachers for displaying citizenship, service and integrity, according to a release. […]