Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties have seen some heavy
thunderstorms this morning that have left some parts of the area with flash
flood warnings. But National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rasmussan says
this type of storm is common for this time of year.
Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday
to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's
"Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a
missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to
support the action.
Sleep experts are cautioning Arizona parents that, for kids to keep their
grades up, they must get the most from their sleep each night. Valley Sleep
Center Co-Founder Lori
Leadly said sleep is important at any age, but middle-and high-schoolers need
to learn how to get a restful sleep.
woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog.
Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done
to prevent the attack.
“She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came
face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly
right at her,” Hart said.
A rescue helicopter team had to be called out Sunday to get
a 40-year-old woman off a mountain in Scottsdale.
Captain Danny Ables of the Scottsdale Fire Department said the woman lost her
way while hiking the Gateway
in the Scottsdale Preserve.
In the wake of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to
endorse a military strike against Syria,
protesters took to the streets of Tempe
to voice their opposition. Tempe
police Sgt. Mike Pooley said about half the crowd became unruly, and three
people were taken into custody.
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage)
By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under
Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers
in the county.
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.
One of those challenges in Arizona is finding enough doctors to treat all of the new patients. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association said to fill in the gap for just primary care, the state would need more than 300 new docs.
Jeep tour operators will now be able to take passengers out in a small part of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Jeep tours will be resuming in a section of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
An update to a story we reported on earlier, the Salt River Project said Canyon Lake will be lowered over the weekend. SRP told KJZZ earlier that the lake would be closed, however it is still open to visitors.
Daniel Gray, 31, made an initial court appearance on manslaughter and child abuse charges today.Police believe he was smoking pot with friends when his 3-month-old son, Jamison, was outside in the parked car, in 100 degree temperatures.
Three people have been arrested for defrauding the food
stamp system out of nearly $600,000.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the suspects all worked in the
same convenience store in Phoenix
and would allow a person to buy inexpensive items with food stamps, and then
deduct a higher amount from their food stamp cards.
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions
on public lands in Yuma, La
Paz, and Mohave
Counties as of 6 this
morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the
Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor
Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon
City and Cordes Junction
with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according
to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
Governor Jan Brewer is back from a week-long trade mission
to India, with what she
hopes will be future economic development opportunities for Arizona. Brewer says she was in contact with
dozens of business and government officials with the financial capability to
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.