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Vital Records will be Available at Two New Clinics
Pinal County News

FLORENCE, AZ – Pinal County Public Health has relocated its Vital Records office to the new Public Health Clinic in Maricopa, AZ.  The clinic is located at 41600 West Smith-Enke Road, Building 15. Certified copies of birth and death certificates are now available in Maricopa from Tuesday through Friday between 8:00 AM. and 6:00 PM. As of February 7, 2012, the location in Florence is closed. 

Virtual Library Card Makes Accessing Library Resources Easier
Pinal County News

If you physically cannot make it to one of the 13 libraries in the Pinal County Library District system to obtain a card, fret not. The Library District now allows residents the opportunity to apply for a virtual library card that will give them access to all online resources.  To sign up for the virtual library card, go online to: http://bit.ly/pcazlib (shortened url).  At the bottom of the page in the middle column click on “virtual library card,” you’ll be taken to a sign-in page where you will be able to gain access to the online library. “This is a great asset for those who are physically disabled or without the means to get to a library,” said Library District Director Denise Keller.  “The virtual library card will open up a wealth of online information for the user.”

Victims identified in vehicle crash that killed baby
Pinal County News

by Jordee Kalk - Aug. 26, 2011 01:11 PM The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News The Arizona Department of Public Safety Friday identified the victims of the fiery accident that occurred Thursday evening on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak during a dust storm and left two people with serious injuries and a 4-month-old baby dead. The infant was identified as 4-month-old Lynette Medina, of Glendale.

Vice Chairman Martyn Testifies in Congress to Bring Jobs to Arizona
Pinal County News

Tuesday morning, June 14, 2011, Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Bryan Martyn testified in Washington in support of House Resolution 1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011.  Passage of the bill would create an estimated 1,000 direct jobs and 5,000 indirect jobs in Arizona resulting from the Resolution Copper project, according to House Representative Dr. Paul Gosar’s office.

Veteran Going ‘Home’ — Couple Donates It As Gift
Pinal County News

Veterans Day 2012 turned out to be a day that Desert Storm veteran Rodney Nix will always remember. It marked his settling into a mobile home in a nice park on the Apache Trail that was given him by Norma and Gary Tomlinson with the intercession of Frank Page, chairman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7968’s Helping Homeless Vets Committee. Nix, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, had been homeless for quite a while, with sleeping and living accommodations being shaky.  Nix’s situation had come to Page’s attention.

Usery Mountain Park hike celebrates centennial
Pinal County News

Despite blustery winds and an on-again, off-again drizzle, about three dozen hardy hikers gathered at an outdoor amphitheater at Usery Mountain Regional Park in northeast Mesa on Valentine's Day. Most were there because they had hiked at least 100 miles on trails in...

UPDATE: Stolen Vehicle Case
Pinal County News

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office was asking for help from the public to locate Zeppelin Anderson who was wanted in connection to at least two stolen vehicles.

Update from Casa Grande Police re: Reports of Arrest in Pratt Case
Pinal County News

This morning, Hilyard Bardney Scott was arrested by the Phoenix Police Department for an outstanding felony arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault and Robbery which occurred at Casa De Topaz Apartments in Casa Grande on 12/23/10 at 8:44 a.m.   News media has called the Casa Grande Police Department asking if this arrest was for the assault and robbery of State Representative Frank Pratt.   At this time, the Casa Grande Police Department does not have evidence to charge Mr. Scott in the Pratt case.

UPDATE FOUND: PCSO: 36 year old Female Missing, Possibly Endangered
Pinal County News

On Mon., Feb. 23 at approximately 9:46 pm, Pinal County Dispatch received a report that Jennifer Alvarez, 36-year-old female from the Casa Grande-area, was missing.

Unresponsive Inmate Later Pronounced Deceased
Pinal County News

On Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 6:27 p.m. a Florence Police Officer arrested Skyler Clem (age 22 of Florence) for two outstanding warrants. The first warrant was for Failure to Appear related to a DUI offense issued by the Casa Grande J.P. Court with a bond amount of $3,275 and the second warrant was for Failure to Appear related to a second DUI Offense issued by the Gilbert City Court with a bond amount of $1,000.

West Nile Positives Sharply Down from Prior Years, Threat Still Exists
Pinal County News

FLORENCE – We swat, put on repellant, wear long-sleeved clothing and yet we still seem to get bitten.  Its monsoon season in Arizona and yes, that means mosquitoes are included in the deal. “Actually, we have mosquitoes throughout the entire year,” said Tami Schuler, Pinal County Environmental Health Specialist.  “But it seems that mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus are more active during the monsoon season.”

West Desert Task Force Finds SUV with 1,550 of Marijuana Inside
Pinal County News

On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at approximately 10 a.m. the “West Desert Task Force” was working once again in Pinal County to combat drug and human smuggling. Pinal County has long been one of the main drug and human smuggling corridors used in Arizona by the cartels of Mexico.

WARNING: Restaurant/Bar Owners Beware of “Imposter Inspectors”
Pinal County News

FLORENCE – Pinal County’s Environmental Health department is warning restaurant and bar owners that potential scam artists are making threatening phone calls to area bars and restaurants claiming to be health inspectors.  The ‘imposter inspectors’ who are making these phone calls are sometimes demanding money or threatening to shut down the business. “We do not announce our inspections in advance, all of our inspectors carry identification and in no case would we threaten to shut down a restaurant over the phone,” Reg Glos, Director of Pinal County Environmental Health.  “This appears to be a scam and, according to my colleagues in other jurisdictions, it is not unique to Pinal County.  So far, we have received enough calls about this to merit an advisory to food service establishments in Pinal County.”

Walsh Unveils Plan To ‘Eliminate’ Synthetic Drug Sales In County
Pinal County News

Rampant sale of ‘bath salts,’ ‘spice’ will be prosecuted as ‘public nuisance’ Dangerous synthetic drugs going under innocuous names such as “bath salts,” “potpurri,” and “spice” are being legally manufactured and sold all over the U.S. including Apache Junction, and are causing increasingly serious problems for users and society. But, as for Pinal County and its cities, including Apache Junction, the 30 to 35 establishments that are known to be sellers have been targeted to be stopped with a new, innovative approach.

Voyles: Trial set for man accused of making threats against Kennedy Elementary and Superior Junior/Senior High School employees
Pinal County News

On Monday, a trial date of January 6, 2014 was set for Antonio Ramirez, a 39 year old Superior man, accused of making threats against Kennedy Elementary and Superior Junior/Senior High School employees. On May 10, law enforcement apprehended Ramirez after Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles filed a Direct Complaint and Petition for Arrest Warrant against him.

Voyles: Pinal County law enforcement serve us well
Pinal County News

On Thursday, May 9, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles received the honor of speaking at the 2013 Pinal County Fallen Officer Dedication Ceremony, remembering the lives of the brave men and women in uniform killed in the line of duty and recognizing the families of those individuals. Serving as the Pinal County Attorney and working directly with federal and state officials, Sheriff Babeu and his deputies, local police chiefs and their officers, Voyles knows the hard work and dedication the trained men and women in law enforcement encounter on a daily basis.  At the Ceremony, he shared instances where the dedication of law enforcement positively impacted lives and signified their willingness to sacrifice for the betterment and safety of those in our community.  

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