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3 teens arrested in connection to early-morning Casa Grande shooting
A screenshot of the Casa Grande PD's mobile app.Casa Grande Police Department mobile app. (Casa Grande, AZ) — Three teens were arrested late last week in connection to the shooting death of a Casa Grande man who was gunned down on July 18.
2 locals arrested in Casa Grande drive-by shooting
The black Nissan Sentra that detectives believe Beets drove.Courtesy of Casa Grande Police Department. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — Casa Grande police on Monday arrested two local residents in connection with a July 19 shooting.
Casa Grande Police open investigation into deadly early-morning shooting
Police suspect the grey-colored SUV in this grainy photograph is involved in some way with Monday's shooting.Courtesy of Casa Grande Police Department. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — The Casa Grande Police Department announced in a statement on Monday that it is launching an investigation after a local man was killed near the intersection of French and Ocotillo Streets.
Authorities warn of “sextortion” schemes targeting teens in Queen Creek and statewide
Local law enforcement officials are warning that cases of “sextortion” scams attempting to extort teenage boys are rising. Phoenix’s bureau of the FBI released a statement last month explaining what sextortion schemes are and methods to protect children. It said that because “schools across Arizona are on summer break and young people have more unsupervised time online,” parents need to take measures to keep kids safe.
Squash blossoms, reality TV, and vintage western jewelry in Casa Grande
Western Trading Post TVCourtesy of: Western Trading Post TV. In a non-distinct building in historic downtown Casa Grande, there’s a family who knows just about everything there is to know about specific elements of Southwestern culture.
Before heading out, head to Casa Grande for cheapest gas
Before you join the 47.9 million fellow motorists that the American Automobile Association predicts will be traveling 50 miles or more this weekend, think about heading over to the area between North Pinal Avenue and North Florence Boulevard just west of Interstate 10, where GasBuddy observers found lowest gas prices in the county.
Casa Grande teen pleads guilty in March drive-by shooting
The Pinal County Superior Courthouse in Florence.Hugh Presnal/Flickr. (Florence, Ariz.) — A 17-year-old from Casa Grande pleaded guilty on Monday to a drive-by shooting that endangered three people.
Mesa teenager faces homicide charges as new details surface about April shooting in Casa Grande
Terrance Santistevan's booking photograph.Courtesy of Pinal County Sheriff's Office. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — A slate of further details has emerged as 18-year-old Terrance Santistevan prepares to stand trial for a late-April double homicide.
Ground breaks on a new corridor to Casa Grande as Maricopa continues expanding
Maricopa’s population and development has been booming and now the city is getting an east-west transportation corridor. This week, city council officials said in a press release that ground had broken on the Sonoran Desert Parkway project, which was originally announced three years ago.
Taking dad out for Father’s Day eats? Here are five hotspots for tacos in Pinal County
Street taco options at Taqueria Los PlebesTaqueria Los Plebes website. (PINAL COUNTY, AZ) - Tacos are synonymous with the Sonoran Desert. With so many options to choose from in the Valley, it may be difficult to know where to start. Not a taco fan? No worries. Many of these locations are also home to other Mexican cuisine favorites you’ll be sure to enjoy. We searched a few spots many might have not tried yet to showcase a variety of options. Here are a few top locations in Pinal County to choose from that you’ll be proud to bring your padre to.
Father’s Day dining destinations: Top barbecue spots to celebrate dad
Pulled pork sandwich at Woodbarn BBQWoodbarn BBQ Website. (PINAL COUNTY, AZ) - BBQ and Father’s Day are a classic pairing. Thankfully, Arizona has some famously delicious options to choose from this year, whether you eat in, grab a family meal to go, or get a catered experience for the dad in your life. Choose a delicious option for Dad this year with these top 5 choices in Pinal County.
Two women arrested in sizable Casa Grande fentanyl bust
Cases containing collagen supplement pill bottles taken from the scene. Police say the bottles were filled with fentanyl tablets.Courtesy of Casa Grande Police Department. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — Casa Grande Police on Monday took into custody two women who stand accused of possessing and transporting 500,000 fentanyl pills through Pinal County.
Airport Tavern is a layover full of history, spirits, and tasty grub
The outside courtyard at Airport Tavern in Casa Grande, AZAirport Tavern -- Julie Mikkelsen. Sometimes, in a small town, the local bar is a popular gathering place, just like a church. In Casa Grande, the Airport Tavern has a long history of being such a communal space, but uplifting spirits here don't require a sermon.
Gov. Ducey plans to “finish the job” on I-10 expansion
The plans to expand the I-10 and improve the trip from Phoenix to Tucson announced this year are going full steam ahead, according to Gov. Doug Ducey. The $700 million project, announced during Ducey’s State of the State address in January, is focused on adding more lanes to the segment between Chandler and Casa Grande known as Wild Horse Pass. This part of the freeway is the last stretch to only have two lanes.
Water talk: In light of drought issues, here’s the history and future of the Coolidge Dam
The historic Coolidge DamDavid Zach via Chicago Art Deco Society. (CASA GRANDE, AZ) - The Coolidge Dam has long been one of the many historic sites in our state that has affected the area’s growth and legacy of irrigation. Ahead of its time, the dam is a site to behold. But, current water shortages in Arizona add to the growing concerns on the sustainability of existing water systems for future populations.
Further details emerge following teenager's shooting in Pinal County
(Casa Grande, Ariz.) — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the shooting of an as-yet-unidentified 17-year-old male near Casa Grande last week, and it revealed new details on Wednesday.
Police apprehend Casa Grande double homicide suspect in Texas
Terrance Xavier Santistevan was arrested Saturday night in connection to two shooting deaths at an apartment complex in Casa Grande.Courtesy of Casa Grande Police Department. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — Casa Grande police on Saturday announced a breakthrough in relation to the department's double homicide investigation that began earlier in the week.
Casa Grande PD begins double homicide investigation after shooting deaths of two teenagers
A number of 9mm casings like this were found at the scene Sunday.Justin Connaher/Flickr. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — The Casa Grande Police Department has started an investigation into a purported double homicide that took place at the Sonoran Apartments around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday night.
Teen to be tried as adult in Casa Grande drive-by shooting case
Picacho Peak State Park, near Casa Grande, Ariz.KatieThebeau/Flickr. (Casa Grande, Ariz.) — According to one online database, violent crime in one of Pinal County's largest cities is more than one-and-a-half times greater than the national average.
Four of Arizona’s favorite restaurants opened in Pinal County this year, and more could be on the way
Several new restaurants have opened in the Pinal County area so far this year with reports of more incoming. The Mesa-based seafood restaurant Angry Crab Shack cut the ribbon on its first Casa Grande location this month. The popular chain, which specializes in seafood boils with Asian-Cajun flavors, was opened in 2013 by former NFL player Ron Lou. Since then, the chain has expanded across Arizona and its new location in Casa Grande is the 14th in the state.