KJZZ News

Arizona Diamondbacks Introduce New Mascot
The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced the Luchador as an official mascot of the team.  The luchador has been introduced as the new Diamondbacks mascot. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Diamondbacks)  Last year the team introduced the Lucha Libre mask.
Sept. 20, 2013
Website Creator Says Milke Is Innocent
As prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare for a new trial for death row inmate Debra Milke, a German man who created a website proclaiming her innocence is watching closely. Frank Aue says he met Milke in prison in 2000 and does not believe she's a murderer.
Sept. 20, 2013
Horne Defends Ban On Abortions Based On Gender Or Race
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is asking a federal judge to throw out a challenge to the state's ban on abortion because of the child's race or gender. The 2011 law makes it a felony for a doctor to terminate a pregnancy for those reasons.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Rainfall Already Exceeds Average Total
Monsoon storms are expected around the state again today. The National Weather Service says we really got hit Thursday morning. Meteorologist Austin Jamieson says one of the worst storms was in Pinal County.
Sept. 20, 2013
Feds Recognize Gay Marriages Performed In States Where Legal, May Prevent Deportation
Gays who marry legally elsewhere may not get the state of Arizona to recognize their unions, but last month's Supreme Court ruling, which struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, says the federal government has to honor decisions in states where gay marriage is legal.
Sept. 20, 2013
Flagstaff Setting Records For Rainfall In July
Flagstaff is closing in on a record rainfall for July. It is just 0.02 inches of rain away from tying the wettest July on record. The current mark for precipitation was set in 1919, with 7.58 inches of rainfall.
Sept. 20, 2013
Grand Avenue To Get Makeover
If you have driven on Grand Avenue through the West Valley recently, you probably understand why planners are working on ideas to improve the roadway.  A group of West Valley cities and other entities formed a group to look into changes along the corridor from Loop 303 in Surprise to Willetta Street between McDowell and Interstate 10 in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
More Millenials Living At Home According To Study
A new study from Pew Research Center said in 2012 more 18 to 31 year olds or millenials, were living with their parents now than in the past four decades. The study, based on Census Bureau data, showed that 36 percent of young people are stay at home children.
Sept. 20, 2013
Parents On Prescriptions Have Higher Risk Of Accidentally Poisoning Children, Teens
A new study in the July issue of "Pediatrics" finds a correlation between higher rates of prescriptions for adults and the number of kids being poisoned accidentally. Children's Mercy Hospital toxicologist Dr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Obama Visits Phoenix, Lays Out Housing Plan
President Obama continues his national tour touting the components of his economic recovery plan. He was here in the Valley Tuesday to discuss the country’s recovering housing market. The biggest news came when Mr.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix District 6 Candidates Debate City Managers Departure
Candidates for the Phoenix City Council race in District 6 traded barbs last night at a KJZZ election forum.Incumbent Sal DiCiccio and challenger Karlene Keogh Parks debated the way the city funds golf courses, where the Loop 202 freeway should be expanded and the merits of privatizing city services.
Sept. 20, 2013
Reuters: D.E.A. Conceals Evidence in Investigations of Americans
Former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden caused a massive controversy—and a national debate—when he leaked classified documents revealing the extensity of NSA surveillance programs. But according to an exclusive report by Reuters, for the past two decades another U.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valley Man Convicted Of Buddhist Temple Murders Granted Retrial
A man convicted of murdering nine people in a West Valley Buddhist temple in 1991 is being tried again for those murders. A federal appeals court ruled that Johnathan Doody’s confession before his first trial was not voluntary.
Sept. 20, 2013
Telescope Array Could Come To Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona could be the new home a large astronomy project. Cherenkov Telescope Array 40 telescopes could generate more than $100 million for the area. Potential sites for the array of 40 telescopes include Mexico and the Spanish Canary Islands, but the big news in Arizona is that spots around Seligman and Meteor Crater are also in the running.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hot Corner: Old Town Scottsdale
We are exploring the new, up and coming or otherwise unique and interesting neighborhoods around the Valley in an occasional segment we are calling the Hot Corner. Gwen Ashley Walters says Old Town Scottsdale has added several independent, locally-owned restaurants over the past couple of years.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Names First Poet-In-Chief
Arizona has selected its first-ever poet laureate. The title goes to English professor and Nogales native Alberto Rios. Alberto Rios has taught at Arizona State University for three decades and was just selected as Arizona's first-ever poet laureate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Officials Sue Over Proof Of Citizenship Requirement
Arizona’s Attorney General and Secretary of State have filed suit against the Elections Assistance Commission to allow the state to require residents to prove they are United States citizens when they register to vote.
Sept. 20, 2013
Court Rules Arizona Cant Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of Medicaid
A federal appeals court has ruled the state cannot cut Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program just because it also provides abortions. State and federal law already ban public funding for elective abortions.
Sept. 20, 2013
Electricity Users Discuss Prospect Of Deregulation
Deregulating Arizona’s electric market may change how much you pay for electricity. Later this year, the Arizona Corporation Commission will hold hearings on this issue. The Residential Utility Consumer Office heard from business and residential users this morning.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer Appoints New Adjutant General Of Arizona National Guard
Gov. Jan Brewer has selected a new leader of the Arizona National Guard.  He will replace a general who ran the agency for five years. Brewer appointed Col. Michael McGuire as the next adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard.
Sept. 20, 2013

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