A petition drive is underway to make San Tan Valley on the southeastern fringe of metro Phoenix the state's next new municipality. Papers filed with the Pinal County Elections Department … Click to Continue »
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against Pinal County in a sheriff's deputy's 2014 fatal shooting of an unarmed car theft suspect in Eloy. The 9th U.S. Circuit … Click to Continue »
Pinal County authorities say a San Tan Valley man was hospitalized after he shot his wife in the leg and then shot himself in the head. The Sheriff's Office says … Click to Continue »
Pinal County officials are supporting a proposed sales tax increase to pay for transportation projects. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2et4zUO ) the proposed road tax and the transportation plans … Click to Continue...
A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system. Presiding Judge Stephen … Click to Continue »
A Pinal County Superior Court judge is being elevated to the Arizona Court of Appeals. Gov. Doug Ducey's appointment of Judge Karl Eppich fills a vacancy created by the retirement … Click to Continue »
A state commission that regulates railroad safety has given the Arizona Department of Transportation the go-ahead for a project to build a highway-railroad crossing in Maricopa in northwestern Pinal County. … Click to Continue »
A new trial date has been set for an ongoing lawsuit against a former Pinal County deputy sheriff involved in a fatal car accident. Robert Steele allegedly was driving up … Click to Continue »
The Pinal County Sheriff is warning people under 21 looking to attend the upcoming Country Thunder music festival to stick to water. The Casa Grande Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2nY0loo ) that … Click to Continue »
A lawyer with a criminal record and who figured in the Fiesta Bowl scandal has been appointed as a special prosecutor in two Pinal County homicide cases. Gary Husk in … Click to Continue »
Federal authorities have launched a probe of Pinal County's top two former law enforcement officials and whether they inappropriately used p...
Pinal County authorities say a San Tan Valley man was critically burned in a house fire that investigators believe was caused by a drug lab in the home. The Sheriff's … Click to Continue »
Legislation bypassing concerns from nearby towns to the incorporation of a growing Pinal County area known as San Tan Valley is now short only Gov. Doug Ducey's signature. The Senate … Click to Continue »
Fresh earth fissure in southern Pinal County Over the past several years, the AZGS’ Earth Fissure Mapping team has identified new and reactivated earth fissures in Cochise, La Paz, Maricopa, and Pinal Counties. In early January 2017,...Show More Summary
The Arizona House has approved legislation that would bypass concerns from nearby towns to the incorporation of a growing Pinal County area known as San Tan Valley. House Bill 2088 … Click to Continue »
The Arizona House is set to vote on legislation that would bypass concerns from nearby towns to the incorporation of a growing Pinal County area known as San Tan Valley. … Click to Continue »
Drone footage uploaded to YouTube by the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) shows the massive fissure splitting the desert's surface in the Tator Hills area of southern Pinal County.
A recent geological survey conducted via drone revealed there is a wide and roughly 2-mile long crack running through the desert in Pinal County, Arizona, reports Fox News. This isn't first giant crevice to form in the area, but, at this time, it is reportedly the longest. Show More Summary
Figure 1. Appearance of Tator Hill fissures in December 2014 Google Earth imagery. Red arrows point to the new fissure; blue to an older, previously mapped fissure. Note sharp, unvegetated appearance of new earth fissure compared to old fissure. Show More Summary