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A two-year study to determine the feasibility of Interstate 11 – a corridor connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas and potentially Mexico to Canada – has been completed, according to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
On October 18, 2014, Officers from the Marana Police Department conducted a warrant sweep searching for subjects who had active DUI warrants issued by the Marana Court. Five people were arrested on a total of 7 warrants. The warrants that were served totaled $11,111.00. Each person arrested was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.
Road repair continues to be a hot topic in Pima County, and now, a Sept. 26 memo released by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry looks to clear up what he says are common misconceptions on how the county uses its Department of Transportation (DOT) funding.
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The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.
In her recent monthly column for The Explorer, District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller asserts that Pima County lacks the leadership to solve the county’s road maintenance problem. Supervisor Miller’s comments are very disappointing – as well as inaccurate.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors accepted a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in a 4-0 vote during last week’s meeting. The money will go toward improvements to the Port of Tucson Container Export Rail Facility.
A disabled 12-year-old boy, identified as Patrick Mathews passed away yesterday following a residential fire near N. Oldfather Road, and W. Cortaro Farms Road.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has cleared four members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors of allegations that they violated the state’s open-meeting law.
Northwest side students did well in Pima County’s anti-graffiti poster contest.
The Pima County Small Business Commission has selected The Planning Center and the Golden Goose Thrift Shop to receive its 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards.
On August 18, Donna Rose Smith accepted a plea agreement in the death of her son, Patrick Michael Smith.
On August 13, 2014, at approximately 12:55 AM, Deputies with the Foothills Patrol District responded to a reported shooting in the 5100 block of North Shannon Road. Upon arrival, they found a 26-year-old male, later identified as Peter Koepnick, with a gunshot wound to his head and face. The Northwest Fire Department provided initial treatment for Mr. Koepnick at the scene. He was then transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center where he remains in serious condition.
A 16-month old child was still hospitalized late last week after a near-drowning incident that took place in Oro Valley on July 22.
On Saturday, July 19 around 6:40 p.m. the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a collision involving a 5-year-old girl on the 2100 block of East Orange Grove Road.
The delayed North La Cañada Drive widening project is now costing its contractor $2,500 a day.
Pima County Department of Transportation is charging the contractor Select Development, $2,500 per day that they are late after the scheduled July 1 completion date.
27-year-old Harold High and 22-year-old Angelique Williams were leaving their apartment complex at 4500 E. Sunrise Drive around 1 a.m. on June 7, when an unknown subject shot multiple times at their vehicle.
On Saturday, June 21, at about 9:45 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke to a man on the phone about possible vandalism. The caller told police that about 15 minutes prior he was watching TV with his wife when someone rang the doorbell. When he opened the door, he found a small ball that he referred to as a stink bomb. Though there was no damage, there was a small stain where the ball was sitting. Police searched the neighborhood, but didn’t see anyone.
On July 7, 2014, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Rincon District deputies responded to the apartment complex located at 4500 E. Sunrise Drive reference shots fired. When deputies arrived, they learned 27-year-old Harold High and 22-year-old Angelique Williams were leaving the apartment complex when an unknown subject fired multiple times at their vehicle. Although injured, they were able to exit the vehicle and hide until deputies arrived.
Chief Deputy Chris Nanos advises on July 2, 2014, Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives were in the desert area on Phillips Road west of Sierrita Mountain Road conducting follow-up on a missing person. During their investigation, they located a deceased male in an abandoned well approximately twenty five feet down.
While U.S. Senators John McCain, R-AZ and Jeff Flake, R-AZ recently announced their support for the proposed Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor, local officials and the Arizona Department of Transportation say funding has not yet been identified to carry out the project, which is expected to cost billions of dollars.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 billion budget that includes a 17 percent hike of the primary property tax rate for county residents.