Opinion: Passage of Pinal County transportation tax vital to Maricopa

9-16-22 Pinal County and many of our communities are once again leading Arizona in the rate of population growth, growing living-wage jobs and becoming a leader in economic prosperity. To keep the economic-development engine humming and ensure we have a safe and reliable transportation network, leaders in Pinal County put on the November ballot a […]

Casa Grande Dispatch – ‘Yes’ on road tax

Pinal County voters on the November ballot will have an opportunity to fund major improvements to roads and highways that are needed severely. The voters approved the same half-cent sales tax increase five years ago, but it was rejected by the Arizona Supreme Court on a technicality. The plan that was approved in 2017 still exists, along with the structure of the Pinal Regional Transportation Authority.

Two killed, one woman arrested after an alleged DUI crash in San Tan Valley.

8-17-22 SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — Two people were killed in a crash Saturday near Gantzel Road and Empire Boulevard by an alleged drunk driver. Officials say Janelle Littlebear drove off the roadway while on Gantzel Road near Empire and crossed across lanes hitting a vehicle. Police say the driver and passenger of the vehicle Littlebear hit […]

Women Facing murder charges following crash in Pinal County

16-Aug-22 TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – Pinal County authorities said a woman killed two people while driving drunk in San Tan Valley last week. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said Janelle Littlebear, 38, is facing two counts of second-degree murder. On Saturday, Aug. 13, Littlebear was driving on Gantzel Road when she lost control, […]

Two people critically hurt in wrong-way crash on 1-10 near Casa Grande

12-Aug-22 PINAL COUNTY, AZ — Two people are hurt after a wrong-way crash on I-10 north of Casa Grande. Gila River police say the crash occurred around 1:15 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of I-10 near mile marker 185, which is located south of Sacaton. A vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound […]

Deadly head-on crash temporarily closes State Route 387 northeast of Casa Grande

27-Apr-22 NEAR CASA GRANDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – One person is dead, and another is in the hospital after a head-on wreck closed State Route 387 for several hours on Wednesday morning. In an update around 3:30 p.m., officials say both directions of SR 87 have reopened. The wreck happened where SR 387 meets State Route […]

Fatal Collision on Interstate 10 near Eloy

21-Apr-22 Incident Status: Inactive Incident Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022 Department Report Number: I22022011 Preliminary Information:  Updated Information: April 29, 2022 The three deceased victims from the Toyota SUV driven by Kevin Avila have been identified as: Alexis Miguel Fuentes De La Cruz, 22 years old Omar Ortiz-Ramirez, 36 years old Raúl Carranza-Alonso, 39 years old All of the […]

2 killed, more injured in Casa Grande crash that closed Interstate 10 westbound

6-Oct-21 Interstate 10 westbound near Val Vista Boulevard in Casa Grande was closed Wednesday afternoon after a crash.A commercial truck crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with two commercial trucks and several passenger cars, causing two deaths and multiple injuries, according to a tweet from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.According to the department, “the […]

Pinal ranked 3rd in state for traffic accidents

29-Nov-19 By Joycelyn Cabrera[pull_quote_right]Driver error, not highways, are the No. 1 reason that serious injuries and fatal crashes happen. Speeding is either a primary or a secondary factor. That’s been the case in several crashes that we investigate. It’s not a highway that rises up and kills people. In very, very, rare cases it’s the […]