CROWN KING, Ariz. (Associated Press) — High winds could prove a challenge for firefighters battling a northern Arizona wildfire that has forced residents from a historic mining town.Fire spokeswoman Karen Takai said Tuesday winds of 35 mph are expected at the blaze near Crown King that has burned about 2 ½ square miles.
Map of the Gladiator Fire as of Friday, May 18. (Map courtesy of Southwest Coordination Center) DENNIS LAMBERT: The Gladiator Fire burning near Crown King, Ariz. has grown to nearly 8,000 acres, but firefighters say the bulk of the growth Thursday was away from the town.
Phoenix parks rank above-average among large American cities. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports on a scorecard released today from The Trust for Public Land. PETER O’DOWD: Among the 40 largest US cities, Phoenix ranks 16th.
Online dating may not be for everyone. At this weekend’s Phoenix Comicon, self-described geeks and nerds have found an alternative. KJZZ’s Laura Palmisano explains. Gemma German during a geek speed dating session at Phoenix Comicon.
Medical examiners in Maricopa County are ruling the death of Ernest "Marty" Atencio "undetermined." The Latino veteran died last December after being subdued and Tasered in a Maricopa County jail. From Phoenix, Devin Browne reports.
Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, explains the role of social media in society, news, and relationships. Rutledge says her aim is to use the lens of psychology to look at aspects of media and media technology to understand the impact on people as producers and consumers.
Convicted killer Daniel Wayne Cook has a new execution date.Daniel Wayne Cook (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Corrections)The state Supreme Court approved Cook’s execution for Aug. 8. Cook was sentenced to death for the torture, rape and murder of a Guatemalan immigrant and a teenage boy from Mohave County in 1987.
President Barack Obama eased enforcement of immigration laws Friday, offering a chance for many illegal immigrants to avoid deportation. Media and supporters gather at the Phoenix headquarters of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition on Friday.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has refused private money to pay for an investigation into President Obama's citizenship. Last month, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent a deputy to Hawaii, along with members of his volunteer cold case posse, to verify President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has prepared a campaign to educate the Arizona immigrant community about its rights under the remaining provisions of SB 1070. KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand rules that place limits on ownership of broadcast outlets and newspapers in local markets. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.TERRY WARD: The High Court ruling means that one company is forbidden from owning both a major newspaper and a television station in the same market.
The judge in a suit against the Maricopa County Sheriff will not recuse himself, and the trial will go forward as scheduled. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued for racial profiling by a small group of Latinos.
The Scottsdale City Council has appointed an acting city manager, a week after the previous city manager resigned. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: In a special meeting, the council appointed Dan Worth to the post on an interim basis.
Another tunnel has been discovered along the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s the fourth tunnel this week authorities have found. The latest one was discovered Friday in Nogales, Ariz.. Federal investigators say the incomplete tunnel didn't appear to be in use.
Bob Mittelstaedt, retiring dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business, assesses Arizona’s economy. Mittelstaedt says that Arizona is on the road to recovery with a fairly balanced budget, but that’s not enough.
KJZZ's Lynn Kelly spoke to reporter Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez, who is covering the civil trial against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff testified Tuesday. This is a midday update from the courthouse.
Hundreds of new laws will take effect this Thursday in Arizona, and among them is one that will require auto booster seats for kids younger than 8 years old or under 4'9" tall. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death of children, and the proper use of a safety seat reduces a child's fatality risk by 71 percent.
More training flights will be taking off and landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Tucson. A draft environmental assessment by the Air Force reports that increased flights would not significantly impact the surrounding environment.
It's back to the classroom for many Arizona school districts this week.Here in the Valley, Tempe and Phoneix Union high school districts begin classes Monday. Mesa and Gilbert Unified get underway on Wednesday.
Two experts discuss the legal process behind capital punishment as well as misconceptions and concerns while handling capital trials. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton and Maricopa County public defender Andrew Clemency both agree that capital cases are the most emotionally grueling and drawn-out cases to be involved in.