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Casa Grande woman saves several colonies of burrowing owls

Jun. 19, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Call it a “hoot” done it. Quick thinking by a Casa Grande woman saved several colonies of burrowing owls from being entombed as vehicles were parked near habitats across the street from Vista Grande High School during the recent graduation ceremony. ...

Today in Arizona History

Jun. 16, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

Sunday, June 19 On this date in 1895, J.O. Dunbar, editor of the Phoenix Gazette, who called the Governor, Territorial Secretary, Attorney General and the Marshal, “assassins, looters, hoodoos, patronage peddlers and land grant sharks” was convicted and fined $3,000 for libel by...

Arizona history-June 5-11

Jun. 01, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

Sunday, June 5 On this date in 1871, Armijo, one of the principal chiefs of the Navajo Nation died. On this date in 1928, bids were opened for the construction of the North Rim Road of the Grand Canyon. On this date in 1928, Northern Arizona State...

Exchange: Water supply issue in Casa Grande takes new turns

May. 30, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly a year after the Arizona Department of Water Resources said it won’t approve new supply certificates for groundwater use in the Pinal Active Management Area, local groups are pushing back on the agency’s findings and developers have found a way to keep building homes...

US Census Bureau: Big city losses early in COVID pandemic

May. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

Ko Im always thought she would live in New York forever. She knew every corner of Manhattan and had worked hard to build a community of friends. Living in a small apartment, she found her attitude shifting early in the coronavirus pandemic. After her brother accepted a job in Seattle in the summer...

Cops: 500,000 fentanyl pills seized in Arizona traffic stop

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Two women were arrested after about 500,000 fentanyl pills were found in an SUV pulled over for speeding on Interstate 10 in Arizona, police said. The pills that were seized were discovered concealed in collagen supplement bottles on Monday during a search...

Arizona history-May 22-28

May. 18, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Sunday, May 22 On this date in 1894, Dr. A.E. Douglass selected a site in Flagstaff for the Lowell Observatory. On this date in 1923, four people died in an explosion at the Apache Powder Plant at Benson. On this date in 1925, a solid copper flagpole,...

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill giving $400M for I-10 project

May. 04, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation that earmarks $400 million in state general fund cash to add a third lane in each direction to a 26-mile (42-kilometer) section of Interstate 10 south of Phoenix that has long been a congested bottleneck. The...

Suspect in 2 fatal shootings in Arizona is arrested in Texas

May. 01, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect in a fatal shootings of a young woman and teenage girl at a Casa Grande apartment complex has been arrested in Texas, according to authorities. Casa Grande police said 18-year-old Terrance Xavier Santistevan was taken into custody Saturday night...

17- and 18-year-old fatally shot in Casa Grande

Apr. 25, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A 17- and 18-year-old were fatally shot Sunday night outside an apartment complex in Casa Grande, police said. Police are seeking those responsible for the attack on both females and said the motive behind the shooting is unclear. The...