KJZZ News

Phoenix nurse to ride in Tournament of Roses Parade
A float in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade will have a Phoenix connection. KJZZ’s Mark Brodie explains. Amanda Missildine, with her husband (Photo Courtesy of Amanda Missildine) MARK BRODIE: Amanda Missildine, a nurse at Maricopa Integrated Health System, is riding on the Donate Life Float.
Sept. 20, 2013
Information sought on missing business traveler
Authorities are searching for a Virginia man who came to Arizona on a business trip but hasn't been heard from since early December.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.Flagstaff police say 34-year-old Andy Holzgrefe came to Phoenix on Nov.
Sept. 20, 2013
Desert bighorn sheep population on the rise
A new survey shows there is a slight increase of desert bighorn sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports. There was an increase of 26 sheep on the refuge from the 2010 survey for a new total of 428.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arpaio to have armed volunteers patrol county schools
As schools reopen this week after the winter holiday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally launched new patrols by his volunteer posse around schools in unincorporated parts of the county. KJZZ's Jude Joffe-Block reports the Sheriff intends to keep the patrols going through the end of the school year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Freezing temps cause price of lettuce to soar
Prices for winter lettuce grown in southwestern Arizona are rising because of damage caused by the freezing temperatures. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.The Yuma area provides much of the nation's leafy greens during the winter and since the mercury has dropped below freezing around the state, farmers are reporting damage to many Romaine and Iceberg lettuce crops.
Sept. 20, 2013
Civil discussion and emotional issues
Recent conflicts over the fiscal cliff and gun control have renewed focus on the importance of civil discussion in the wake of disagreements.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The National Institute for Civil Discourse was founded at the University of Arizona one month after the January 2011 shootings in Tucson with the goal of reducing inflammatory rhetoric in public life.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cancer treatment centers draw patients from Arizona, nation
As cancer treatment becomes ever more advanced, dedicated cancer centers in the Phoenix area have been growing. With that has come a barrage of billboard campaigns and TV commercials. In the second of two parts, KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg looks at how those centers can thrive and the criticism they face.
Sept. 20, 2013
Three months out of prison, Bill Macumber speaks
A man wrongfully accused of murdering an Arizona couple in 1963 says he’s not dwelling on the 37 years he spent in prison. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez spoke to Bill Macumber, who was released with help from the Arizona Justice Project back in November.
Sept. 20, 2013
Sheriff Arpaio foes aiming for a recall
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was reelected to a sixth term in November, but that’s not stopping the organizers of a recall effort. Members of the Recall Arpaio campaign, from left to right: Randy Parraz, William James Fisher, Chad Snow, Mary Lou Boettcher, and Bob Unferth.
Sept. 20, 2013
Awning collapses at Phoenix College
An awning made of steel and plaster that was attached to a classroom building at Phoenix College has collapsed. No one was injured, according to a spokesperson, but up to 15 students and staff were evacuated from Building H.
Sept. 20, 2013
Paradise Valley Community College under investigation
Federal investigators are looking into possible fraud charges at Paradise Valley Community College. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports the probe is looking at whether students actually did community service work they were paid for.
Sept. 20, 2013
Dental records help ID bones found in Peoria
Authorities have identified human remains found last week as a woman who’s been missing for nearly two years. A handout photo of Deborah Delaney. (Photo via Peoria Police Department) The bones were found by hikers in northern Peoria.
Sept. 20, 2013
Scientology link in Phoenix charter school
At-risk students at the Career Success charter school district have been exposed to teaching methods that have ties to the Church of Scientology, according to former teachers and administrators.Those ex-employees said materials they were asked to use in the classroom crossed the line that separates religion and public schools.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona snowpack still below average, despite winter storm
Despite this week’s rain and snow, water experts say the state is still below average in terms of snowpack, which leads to spring run-off. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: The mountains got several inches of snow, but Dino DeSimone says it wasn’t the heavy, wet kind, which leads to more water.
Sept. 20, 2013
Census Bureau changes term used to designate race
The Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys. The chief of the agency's racial statistics branch says months of public feedback and census research concluded that few black Americans still identify with that designation and view the term as offensive and outdated.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator McCain on Sunday mornings
Arizona Senator John McCain is on the Sunday morning talk shows almost every week. Roll Call says McCain has appeared more than any other senator or congressman so far in 2013.B. William Silcock, Associate Professor at ASU's Cronkite School of Journalism, explains why you're likely to see McCain on Sunday mornings and whether it makes him more influential in the Senate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Banking executive: investment planners expected D.C. stalemate
Financial markets have remained steady this week despite the threat of across the board budget cuts, known as sequestration. Thousands of government workers and civilian contract employees could lose their jobs over the next several months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona asks to execute death row inmate
The state of Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to execute a 70-year-old death row inmate for killing a Bisbee man more than three decades ago. A motion filed Sunday by the state Attorney General's Office asks the Supreme Court to lift a stay that the 9th U.
Sept. 20, 2013
How long is your commute?
A new study by the Census Bureau shows that nearly 80 percent of people who drive to work in this country drive alone. The survey also shows that more than 10 million people spend two hours a day getting to and from work.
Sept. 20, 2013
Rollin on the river in the West Valley
This weekend marks the 10th annual Tres Rios Nature Festival. KJZZ's Mark Brodie speaks with Avondale's Christina Underhill and Darren Julian with the Arizona Game and Fish Department about the event. One of the three rivers part of the Tres Rios Nature Festival.
Sept. 20, 2013

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