When Sheriff Paul Penzone took office this year, he identified the Tent City Jail as his No. 1 priority. He formed a committee to look at the positives and negatives of the facility and, ultimately, decided to shut it down.
An independent investigation into allegations of document tampering and email monitoring at MCCCD found no evidence to support the claims, but did find "very serious departmental issues within the District." KJZZ’s education reporter Carrie Jung read the 145-page investigation report and explains the findings.
An East Valley roadway is set to reopen Thursday afternoon. The northbound lanes of Gilbert Road between Thomas Road and State Route 87 were closed after the release of Salt River Project water washed them out.
Last week, a federal appeals court struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required hobbyist drone owners to register their craft. Now, one agency is worried the ruling could hamper efforts to keep drones away from forest fires.