KJZZ News

This Arizona Company Played A Big Role In Moon Landing
This week marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon and uttered that now-famous phrase, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” And the reason those iconic words could be heard back on Earth was technology made right here in the Valley.
July 15, 2019
Arizona DPS Trooper Is Accused Of Forgery, Fraud, Theft
An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper has been arrested on suspicion of forgery, fraud, theft and other charges. DPS officials say 27-year-old Pedro Javier Aguila Muniz was arrested Wednesday at the department's headquarters.
July 14, 2019
Phoenix Activist Group Reminds Immigrants Of Rights Ahead Of ICE Raids
Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids to round up immigrants with outstanding deportation orders were planned for Sunday in several cities, but none here in Arizona.
July 14, 2019
Arrests Made After Protesters Block Phoenix Street
Dozens of protesters blocked a downtown Phoenix street and disrupted light rail traffic outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office ahead of federal roundups that were expected Sunday in other cities across the country.
July 14, 2019
Purple Heart Found At AZ Goodwill Returned To Family
Last month, a worker at a Goodwill store in Tucson found a Purple Heart medal while he was sifting through donations. Now it has been returned to relatives of Nick D’Amelio, who was awarded the medal after his death.
July 13, 2019
Attorney For Ex-Teacher: My Client Not A Monster
On the heels of a 20-year sentence for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student, the attorney for former Goodyear teacher Brittany Zamora spoke to reporters following the sentencing hearing.
July 13, 2019
UA Accepted Funds From Company Connected To Jeffrey Epstein
A donation to the University of Arizona by a company connected to billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein who is charged with child sex trafficking is receiving scrutiny.
July 13, 2019
Extreme Heat To Continue This Weekend In Phoenix Area
Extreme heat will continue for the Phoenix metro region this weekend. James Sawtelle with the National Weather Service in Phoenix said areas in higher elevations throughout the state could experience rain.
July 12, 2019
President Of Kalil Bottling George Kalil Dies At 81
Longtime Arizona businessman George Kalil has died. He was president of Kalil bottling, a company founded 70 years ago by his father and grandfather.
July 12, 2019
Bike Ranch Near Saguaro National Park Coming In 2022
Saguaro National Park is one of the few that allow bicycling on trails, and the park Tucson may soon get a lot more active visitors.
July 12, 2019
ADEQ Stabilizing Soil Along I-10 To Prevent Blowing Dust
With the arrival of monsoon season comes an increase in blowing dust. And an increase in blowing dust unfortunately can lead to an increase in serious crashes along Interstate 10. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is trying to keep drivers safe by treating areas along the I-10 corridor with soil stabilizers.
July 12, 2019
Hitting The Beach? Vacation Survey Shows Mixed Plans
A survey about summer vacations shows some mixed plans among Americans. First, the big numbers: $2,037 is the average amount Americans are expected to spend on summer trips.
July 12, 2019
Immigrant Advocates Warn Against Possible Trump Migration Deal With Guatemala
Dozens of human rights groups and migrant advocates signed a letter Friday warning a possible agreement to designate Guatemala as a safe country for U.S. asylum seekers could put thousand of migrants in danger.
July 12, 2019
Arizona Congressional Delegation Split On Party Lines Over ICE Raids
Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are split on party lines when it comes to anticipated Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids ordered by President Trump to begin Sunday.
July 12, 2019
Farmworker Wage Lawsuit Results In $2.2M Settlement
A $2.2 million settlement has resulted from a lawsuit alleging farming companies around Yuma did not adequately pay migrant workers over multiple seasons.
July 12, 2019
Arizona Monsoon Activity Off To Late Start
Humid, overcast days are a reminder that the Valley is already a month into the monsoon season. But shouldn’t the area have seen more activity by now?
July 12, 2019
Formerly Incarcerated Say Release Bill Had Unintended Consequences
Formerly incarcerated people say early-release bill has left them unequipped to re-enter society. Several former Arizona inmates who spoke to KJZZ said on the condition of anonymity said they had been released without basic documents needed to transition back into society.
July 12, 2019
Like Video Games? City Of Maricopa Creating Esports Rec Program
Maricopa says it’s one of the few cities in the country to create an esports recreation program. Esports — also known as electronic sports — involves video game competitions.
July 12, 2019
South Phoenix Community To Vote On Sale Or Lease Of Garcia Elementary School
South Phoenix residents who live in the Murphy School District will vote this fall on whether to sell or lease Alfred Garcia Elementary School.
July 12, 2019
Former Arizona Teacher Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy
The student’s mother wrote in a victim impact statement that Brittany Zamora stole her son’s innocence. "He doesn’t know who he is anymore and is trying to find himself again,” she wrote.
July 12, 2019

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