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Local San Tan Valley Girl is the Arizona Diamondbacks Representative for the 2012 All-Star Game

Who out there attended the Diamondbacks vs Brewers game this past weekend?  If you did, you were fortunate to see "one of our own" up on the Jumbotron. San Tan Valley resident, Emily Saults, won the National Semi-Finals at Chase Field on Sunday and is now the Arizona Diamondbacks representative for the 2012 All-Star Game.  Not only was Emily announced prior to the game, her picture and the fact that she was from San Tan Valley, were on the Jumbotron for all to see.  She is also soon to be mentioned on http://www.mlb.com as well.
  A Pinal County political group headed up by Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn is under investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to determine if the organization violated state campaign-finance laws. The group, known as the “Pinal County Truth Squad,” organized in February in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2012 city election in the Town of Florence. 
On January 16th, 2011 at 9:41 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls regarding shots fired in the area of Alsdorf and Milligan Road, Arizona City. Some of the callers reported seeing two vehicles chasing a truck and the vehicles were exchanging gunfire while driving around the residential and desert area at a high rate of speed.
On Monday, July 18th, 2011 the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office hired Elias Johnson as our new Public Information Officer.  Elias will serve as the main point of contact between our office and local, state and national media.  His duties will include media relations and the development of print, audio and video news items to be released to the public.  To reach Elias directly you can call his office at 520-866-5208. Elias has an extensive media background and is a decorated graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where he earned his degree in broadcast journalism.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office will be the first law enforcement agency in Arizona to begin using a new technology in their jail that will enable inmates to receive visitors through computer terminals. Inmates at the Pinal County Adult Detention Center will be able to visit with their friends, family and attorneys without the visitor having to travel to the facility. iWebVisit.com is the inventor of this third generation technology which allows visitation via the “cloud” from any home, office or other remote location with a high speed internet connection. Using their sophisticated and secure patent pending technology, iWebVisit.com will have a number of Video Visitation Stations in the detention center which will allow inmates to participate in pre-scheduled visits. iWebVisit.com debuted the technology at a facility in Washoe County, Nevada in 2010. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office will be the first Arizona law enforcement agency to use the new technology. Since the technology unveiled in on April 15th, 2013, there have been more than 60 remote visits. The cost for iWebVisit.com is $15 per 30-minute remote video visitation session.
Hughes fulfills dream of writing page-turner for kids Apache Junction resident Kathy Hughes always wanted to be a writer. But it wasn’t until she saw the bullish behavior of one of her fish that she decided she would forge ahead with her first project.
Pinal County Board of Supervisors Chairman Anthony Smith has been named to the Board of Directors of TREO (Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc.), the lead economic development agency for Southern Arizona.
It has never been easier to find and access information using the internet. While our young people are developing and honing their critical thinking and research skills, there are new resources to help them with school work. Best of all, there are no fees or charges so the help is free to users. Tutor.com is a site that helps students of all ages with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test preparation in every subject, including algebra, statistics, chemistry, physics, social studies and English.  
Orange cones, detour signs, lighted message boards, flaggers, work crews and heavy equipment – for some drivers, all of these items can add up to confusion and sometimes fatal accidents. The Pinal County Public Works Department is observing the 11th annual Work Zone Safety Week, held April 15-19.  This year’s theme: “Work Zone Safety: We’re All In This Together.”
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors is pleased to learn that the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has awarded the county’s performance management program with its highest honor.
Ever wonder what everyone else was reading last month? Check out the most-viewed community stories on azcentral.com. Loading list... AHWATUKEE Arizona Republic reporter's death accidental Reporter Glen Creno, found dead in his Ahwatukee Foothills home in February, died of accidental drowning, according to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's...
With the arrival of the seasonal rains, puddles, standing water and mosquitoes are never far behind. Pinal County performs routine surveillance to detect the presence of West Nile virus in the mosquito population. So far this year, there have been 13 positive mosquito pools meaning one or more trapped insects tested positive as a carrier of the virus. "The health risks, while rare, can be quite serious. We urge people to take personal, proactive action to prevent mosquito bites. If you don't get mosquito bites, you can't get West Nile virus," said Public Health Director Tom Schryer. "We can all protect our neighborhoods by eliminating standing water. The simple things really do make a difference."
An elderly New Mexico woman who was reported missing after leaving Chandler last week was found dead Wednesday in a remote area east of Globe. Her husband was found alive, Chandler police said. Elizabeth Davis, 82, apparently suffered a medical condition while attempting to walk with her husband toward a highway, the husband, Dana Davis, told authorities.
With President Barack Obama’s decision to jettison tighter ozone standards announced Friday, most of Pinal County will avoid falling into violation, or “nonattainment,” for ozone, said county air quality Director Don Gabrielson. That could mean falling back on a less-stringent 2008 standard. But that never had been enforced and is more stringent than the standard now in effect, put in place in 1997.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable --- and invaluable --- personal property. The ReportIt system is an online service allowing people to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables. Should those items ever be stolen, Pinal County SO say having the information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property.
  On 9-14-2011 just after 3:00 p.m., PCSO deputies responded to the scene of a two vehicle collision along Jimmie Kerr Blvd, just west of the Peart Rd. intersection near Casa Grande. Rafael Servellon Vanega, 56 of Eloy, was traveling East on Jimmie Kerr Blvd. when he lost control of his 2005 Crown Victoria and swerved into oncoming traffic, striking a 2006 Chevrolet ¾ ton company pickup truck driven by Elvin Crewell, 41 of Florence. Crewell and a passenger did not sustain life threatening injuries.
Arizona City, Ariz. – An Arizona City man has been arrested and charged with 1st degree Murder following a violent altercation with a friend during a Super Bowl party. On 2-5-2012, just before 8:00 p.m., PCSO dispatch received a 911 call from a female in Arizona City stating someone had been shot inside a home.

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