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Flags at half-staff Fri & Sat to honor Az officer dead from COVID & former Sen. Harry Reid

Flags will be flown at half-staff on Friday and Saturday to mark the death of a Casa Grande police officer from COVID-19, and for the funeral of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid.... Read more»

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Longtime Az lawmaker Frank Pratt dead at 79; Ducey orders flags to half-staff

Frank Pratt, a Republican state representative from Casa Grande, died Tuesday. He was 79 years old. Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags be flown at half-staff across Arizona on Wednesday in his honor.... Read more»

Arizona players reflect as Navy, Air Force meet on anniversary of 9/11

Saturday’s football game between Air Force and Navy will be the 54th between the two teams – and their first meeting on 9/11, leaving one Arizona-born Navy player with “goosebumps just thinking about it.” ... Read more»

Analysis

As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it’s time to focus on reducing demand

The U.S. government announced its first-ever water shortage declaration for the Colorado River on Aug. 16, 2021, with Arizona losing nearly a fifth of its total Colorado River allocation and triggering future cuts in the amount of water states will be allowed to draw from the river. ... Read more»

Mexican woman dies at Tucson hospital while in Border Patrol custody

A 33-year-old Mexican woman died in a hospital in southern Arizona Saturday morning after sustaining injuries near Tubac, Ariz., two weeks ago. ... Read more»

Mexican man dies at Tucson hospital while in Border Patrol custody

A 49-year-old man died in a Tucson-area hospital Monday morning while in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol agents, authorities announced Tuesday. ... Read more»

Arizona farmers can legally grow industrial hemp, but will they take the risk?

Gazing over the cotton fields on his 300-acre farm outside Casa Grande, Paul Ollerton weighed the risks and opportunities of a new crop that, come this summer, will be legal to grow for the first time in decades.... Read more»

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»

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»

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