Latest Casa Grande News

Casa Grande cancels annual O'Odham Tash, Cowboys Days event

Jan. 19, 2022 11:05 AM EST

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The pandemic has prompted Casa Grande to cancel the south-central Arizona's city's annual event celebrating Native American culture and the spirit of the American cowboy. City Manager Larry Rains said the O'Odham Tash and Cowboy Days event scheduled for...

Casa Grande police officer has died after battling COVID-19

Jan. 04, 2022 15:09 PM EST

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — A Casa Grande police officer has died after battling COVID-19, authorities said Tuesday. Officials with the police department said Officer Jesus “Chuy” Lara leaves behind a wife and three children. They said Lara was a six-year veteran...

Arizona congressional boundaries shift toward GOP

Dec. 22, 2021 20:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s independent redistricting commission on Wednesday unanimously approved new boundaries for congressional districts that are likely to shift the state's congressional delegation in favor of Republicans. The new boundaries create four solidly Republican...

Suspect arrested in Maricopa shooting that injured 2 teens

Nov. 18, 2021 22:51 PM EST

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting in Maricopa that seriously injured two teenagers, according to authorities. Police said 21-year-old Kalib Rogers was arrested by Casa Grande police Wednesday. ...

Casa Grande man convicted in shooting of pregnant girlfriend

Nov. 11, 2021 08:53 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A Casa Grande man has been convicted of attempted second-degree murder in the 2018 shooting of his pregnant girlfriend. Prosecutors said jurors also found 27-year-old Javier Figueroa guilty of aggravated assault, child abuse and tampering with...

Arizona history-Nov. 14-20

Nov. 10, 2021 13:16 PM EST

Sunday, Nov. 14 On this date in 1891, Gov. Nathan O. Murphy made his annual report to Washington in which he recommended that all Indian reservations — with the possible exception of the Navajo lands — be turned over to white men for sale and settlement. ...

Friday's Scores

Nov. 06, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Agua Fria 49, Glendale Independence 0 Apache Junction 41, Tempe 7 Avondale Westview 21, Glendale Copper Canyon 18 Basha 44, Mesa Mountain View 30 Boulder Creek 20, Valley...

Canadian snowbirds head south as US land borders reopen

Nov. 01, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Canadians Ian and Heather Stewart are savoring the idea of leaving behind this winter's subzero temperatures when the U.S. reopens its borders to nonessential land travel next week and they launch a long-delayed drive to their seasonal home in Fort Myers, Florida. ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 30, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= American Leadership-Queen Creek 55, Chandler Seton 21 Apache Junction 46, Combs 34 Ben Franklin 49, Tempe Marcos de Niza 0 Benson 35, Willcox 0 Bisbee 48, Tombstone 26 ...

Man accused of robbing 23 banks in Arizona, Nevada arrested

Oct. 27, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man dubbed the “Back Again Bandit” who allegedly robbed 22 banks in Arizona and one in Nevada over a 10-month span has been arrested, the FBI said Wednesday. An FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, with help from Phoenix police, took 44-year-old Richard...