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(City of Maricopa Press Release) – On July 9th of 2012, Global Water Resources filed rate increase applications with the Arizona Corporation Commission that would adversely impact Maricopa residents. In response, on February 22nd of this year, the City of Maricopa filed an Application for Leave to Intervene in order to have a voice in the rate application process.
On August 13th, the parties involved reached a Settlement Agreement, which has been signed by Global Water and its utility affiliates, Arizona Corporation Commission staff, and the Residential Utility Consumer Office. Through this process, the City of Maricopa has aggressively fought to achieve appropriately priced water and waste water rates.
At a press conference on Monday, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles announced Abdullatif Ali Aldosary now faces an additional four charges to include first degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of misconduct involving weapons for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man at the Arizona Grain facility in Maricopa late last year.
Originally indicted on 18 counts stemming from the bombing of a Social Security Administration Building in Casa Grande on November 30th of 2012, Aldosary now faces charges for a murder committed just three days prior to the bombing.
While the Maricopa Police Department was working a homicide case, they reached out to the FBI believing Aldosary may be involved due to evidence recovered during a search warrant served on Aldosary’s home. At that point, the Department collaborated with the FBI to conduct a comprehensive, coordinated investigation of both crimes. After managing a thorough cross-agency investigation, that included the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Lab, evidence and facts surrounding the two incidents were submitted to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office for review.
(Howard Waggner/ Maricopa360.com) – Many of Maricopa’s residents came out to The Duke at Rancho El Dorado today when an impromptu golf fundraiser was announced to benefit the 19 firefighters that died in Arizona’s recent Yarnell wildfire. The event was sold out just hours after it was announced earlier this week.
Maricopa Police honored the shotgun start at 7am with their oft-seen color guard. Golfers had no problem in the sticky heat and the constant mosquito issues as they played a round and added to the Fill-The-Boot effort inside. They knew the money would go exactly where it was needed.
Winners of the tournament were not immediately known, but what was known was that there were no losers when it came to standing up with those that we lost so suddenly. Maricopa Fire Department has many ties with the recently lost crew. The feelings and sorrow run deep for many in and around Maricopa.
The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to study the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson and has now narrowed the list of alternatives down to three.
ADOT is moving forward with the Green Alternative, which would run along Interstate 10 between the two metropolitan areas; the Orange Alternative, which would serve East Valley population centers and share part of its alignment with the planned North-South Freeway Corridor; and the Yellow Alternative, which would also serve East Valley communities and share right of way with Union Pacific Railroad north of Eloy. All three alternatives would run along I-10 south of Eloy. For planning purposes, the Teal Alternative, which is a combination of the Orange and Yellow Alternatives, is being evaluated as an additional option.
(Steve Miller/Maricopa360.com) May 28, 2013 — For over two and one half hours, the Maricopa Fire Department battled a house fire in the 19000 block of North Shelby Drive. Starting just before 7:00 PM this evening, the fire, which appeared to be coming from the garage of the two story home, also damaged a car in the driveway. Although the structure was occupied when the fire broke out, everyone inside made it to safety. No injuries were reported.
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Steve Miller/Maricopa360.com May 16, 2013 – The Maricopa Police Department, along with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team are working to end a barricade situation near Hayley Road and Hillman Drive in the Rancho El Dorado subdivision. Calls came in about 5:00 this afternoon. The situation started earlier as a domestic violence situation. A woman was confirmed to have been injured.
As of this writing, police negotiators are in contact with the a male subject. It is unclear of the subject is armed. The police have the area closed to traffic. Neighbors can be seen observing the situation from a distance.
UPDATED INFORMATION: At 9:45 PM, scanner traffic was picked up that indicated the man had exited the residence and was in custody.
Photo credit: Howard WaGGner/Maricopa360.com