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I-10 ramps closed through summer at I-8, Jimmie Kerr Blvd. near Casa Grande

Arizona Department of Transportation crews have closed three Interstate 10 ramps in the area of a widening project in Casa Grande for the safety of drivers and work crews, officials said. ... Read more»

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Eastbound I-10 switching to new lanes at Eloy on Monday night

Eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 in Eloy will move to new pavement Monday night, another step forward for the $58 million project widening four miles of I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix. ... Read more»

BP apprehends 306 Central Americans in 24 hours in Tucson Sector

Tucson-area Border Patrol agents apprehended 306 people from Central America near the U.S.-Mexico border in a 24-hour period this week, including nine children with "flu-like" symptoms and a pregnant woman who required medical treatment.... Read more»

Electric car plant, 2,000 workers steering toward Casa Grande

Lucid Motors plans to build a new electric vehicle factory in Casa Grande and to begin selling luxury cars in 2018. The plant will bring "more than $700 million in capital investment to the region" along with thousands of jobs, officials said.... Read more»

80 pets face euthanasia deadlines at Casa Grande shelter

More than 80 dogs and cats are scheduled for euthanasia this week at the Pinal County animal shelter in Casa Grande if they are not adopted before 5:30 a.m. deadlines Wednesday and Friday. Local animal rescue groups are working to find temporary foster homes for the animals.... Read more»

CBP: 8 U.S. citizens arrested trying to smuggle Mexican nationals through checkpoints

Border Patrol agents stationed at checkpoints in the Tucson Sector arrested eight U.S. citizens in multiple incidents for their involvement in human smuggling attempts over the last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

3 detained immigrants escape transport bus near Casa Grande

Border Patrol agents and other authorities continue to search for two men who escaped custody on Tuesday night by crawling through the ceiling hatch of transport bus while it was stopped at a red light in Casa Grande, authorities said. ... Read more»1

Project means detours at I-10/I-8 interchange near Casa Grande

Work on the interstate highway interchange between Eloy and Casa Grande will mean detours and potential delays, as crews improve drainage, rebuild barriers and repave roadways.... Read more»

I-10 reopens after fatal crash near Casa Grande

All lanes of Interstate 10 have been reopened Thursday afternoon, after authorities detoured traffic for hours following a deadly early morning crash on the highway.... Read more»

3 men face gun-running charges after Casa Grande bust

Three men were arrested on weapons trafficking charges after a Pinal County Sheriff's deputy found almost a dozen AK-47s and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition during a traffic stop outside Casa Grande on Saturday, authorities said.... Read more»2

Fire restrictions in force for Southern Az

Starting Thursday, campers across Southern Arizona will face new fire restrictions at campgrounds due to dry weather.... Read more»

Sheriff: 'Lt. Brown' claims fake tickets, warrants in phone scam

A phone scammer is targeting Pima County residents by claiming victims can get out of fines for unpaid tickets, outstanding warrants or missed jury duty by purchasing a prepaid cash card.... Read more»

Developer set to build int'l trade center in Casa Grande

A Phoenix developer is set to break ground on a 1.7 million-square-foot center in Casa Grande, allowing manufacturers from around the world to market their wares to other businesses. ... Read more»

Border Patrol seizes $1.7M of marijuana Tuesday

In separate incidents northwest of Tucson on Tuesday morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized two abandoned trucks that held 3,400 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.7 million. Other recent seizures included $370,000 worth of meth in Nogales, and two seizures totaling $150,000 of marijuana in Douglas.... Read more»

Border agents intercept 11 lbs of heroin, find $900k of pot

Border Patrol agents seized over a million dollars in narcotics over the weekend, as they intercepted 11 pounds of heroin and found an abandoned load of 1,800 pounds of marijuana. ... Read more»

Kirkpatrick opening Marana, Casa Grande offices Saturday

Ann Kirkpatrick, the congresswoman who represents the sprawling First Congressional District, will open two new offices near the southern edge of her constituency Saturday.... Read more»

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