The camp opened nearly 70 years ago and was located just north
of where KJZZ Tempe studios are located today. The prisoner of war camp was one
of 500 across the country. A newspaper article with pictures of the escaped POW fugitives courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society.
largest steel dam in the country is going to be built at Tempe Town Lake. That is the word from the city of Tempe. The city council voted to approve funding for the manufacturing of the steel dam Thursday
Arizona passengers scheduled to fly on Allegiant Airlines could experience flight delays or cancellations through the weekend. Allegiant has grounded most of its jets to inspect emergency exit slides.Allegiant stopped flying all 52 of its MD-80 airplanes after passengers were forced to evacuate a jet at the Las Vegas airport on Monday.
Police in Mesa are
investigating a scam they say appears to be spreading across Arizona. Detective Steve Berry explains it involves your electrical service.
“They had received phone calls from an individual saying
that they were behind on their bill and that if they didn’t go get a cash card
of some sort and provide that number and information over the phone, that their
utilities would be turned off,” Berry
A bill that makes logging a requirement on some public
forestland, speeding up the timber sales process and making it more difficult
to challenge them is nearing a vote on the House floor. Co-sponsor Paul Gosar of
the bill will get badly needed income to rural timber counties, but the
Congressional Budget Office says the counties would actually get less government
money than they do now.
A new report says lax inspection procedures by the state
Cosmetology Board put public health at risk. The Auditor General says a review
of 54 beauty shops licensed over a 6-year period found 22 of them had still not
drivers are paying a little less at the gas pump this week, according to AAA. The cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is off
two cents from a week ago, to $3.38. Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski credits
relative stability in the Middle East and in the Mid-Atlantic
states for the modest decrease.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett is making no bones about his
intention of running for governor and a newly approved law is allowing him to
do it. The measure allows elected officials to be more vocal about their plans
without being forced to resign, according to Matt Roberts of the Secretary of
The Arizona Department of Transportation is the second state
agency to become involved with the United States Army in a program aimed at
hiring veterans as they leave the military. It’s called the PAYS program.
The U.S. House of Representatives has given a green light to a bill that would sharply increase logging in the national forests. Supporters of the measure, like Republican co-sponsor Paul Gosar of Arizona, say it will create jobs in rural communities, especially in the West.
The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.
Two large storage tanks at the Yuma Desalting Plant stand a few stories above ground.
What does a
26 million park look like? Huge for starters.
Pioneer Community Park has a lot packed into its 83 acres including a large pond, which will be ready for local fishing enthusiasts in January.
Police departments around Arizona can hire new officers thanks to a grant from the U.S. Justice Department. It is the first time some cities are able to expand their police departments since the recession.
The city of Phoenix has to delay the grand opening for Camelback
Mountain Echo Canyon recreation area. A shipment of materials has pushed the
completion date back for several weeks. Contractors for the renovation of Echo Canyon trailhead are
waiting for a steel shipment.
Arizona’s unemployment rate last month rose three-tenths of
a percent to 8.3 percent. The state added nearly 40,000 jobs in August, which is about
Arizona’s 10-year average, but it is less than the two previous years.
Tempe-based US Airways has upped its spending on lobbyists this year as it tries to merge with American Airlines. There's a big job to do. Several hundred employees of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways asked members of Congress to support their merger bid.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute announced it will embark on a new Alzheimer’s research trial with funding from the National Institute of Health. The institute received a $33.2 million award for research on prevention of late onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Maricopa County prosecutors acknowledge they
did not give a judge a letter that contained information affecting a key
witness' availability for the retrial of a former death row inmate. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz
had ordered prosecutors to explain why they did not promptly give her a letter
they got from federal prosecutors.
If you managed to stick it out these past few months in the
Valley, congratulations, you lived through the hottest summer ever on record for
to the National Weather Service, the average temperature in Phoenix for June,
July and August was 95.
Money is a big part of political campaigns. It is nearly impossible to win a council or legislative seat without cash, and it is completely impossible to win a statewide or congressional race. Clean Elections was supposed to level the playing field to some extent by providing public financing for candidates and offering matching funds for people who were running against opponents with a higher level of private money, but Clean Elections has been defanged by the US Supreme Court, and a Maricopa County superior court judge declined to issue a temporary injunction blocking higher private contribution limits from going into effect.