KJZZ News

Joseph Yahner Named Acting Phoenix Police Chief
Acting Phoenix Police chief, Joseph Yahner addressed the media Friday following his Thursday appointment. This is the second time he’s held the position in his more than 30-year career with the department.
Dec. 19, 2014
Listeria Outbreak Impacts Arizona
Prepackaged caramel apples have been linked to a multi-state listeria outbreak. Four cases have been reported in Arizona.
Dec. 19, 2014
Chamber Of Commerces Todd Sanders On Barry Broome Leaving GPEC
Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, said Broome had a significant impact.
Dec. 19, 2014
Movies Lead To Increased Interest In Archery
"The Hunger Games" movies are also having another effect: an increased interest in archery.
Dec. 19, 2014
North Phoenixs High Street Gets Rebranded
Some of the turnaround is attributed to Sprouts Farmers Markets’ headquarters’ relocation to High Street.
Dec. 19, 2014
Corporation Commission Launches Probe Into Solar Leasing Practices
The Arizona Corporation Commission decided on Friday to move forward with opening an investigation into the business practices of the solar industry. The move was in response to growing consumer and Congressional concerns about leasing companies.
Dec. 19, 2014
Multi-Agency Effort Nets 197 Arrests Of Fugitives In Arizona
The operation, conducted Tuesday through Thursday, targeted people with outstanding arrest warrants for things like robbery, burglary, theft and larceny.
Dec. 19, 2014
Wrong Way Driver Faces Second Degree Murder Charges
A wrong-way driver involved in a deadly crash has turned herself into detectives from the Department of Public Safety.
Dec. 19, 2014
Patagonia Could Become A Mining Town Again
Across Arizona, some small towns founded on mining have been reborn as quirky, artsy tourist destinations. In the Southern Arizona town of Patagonia, residents are divided over whether it should become a mining community once more.
Dec. 19, 2014
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia Fired For Insubordination
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia was fired Thursday. He was terminated shortly after demanding a two-year contract.
Dec. 18, 2014
 Arpaio To End Controversial Worksite Raids
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has told a federal judge he will disband a controversial unit that conducted worksite raids. Those operations resulted in the arrests of hundreds of unauthorized immigrants.
Dec. 18, 2014
ACLU Defendant Receives Settlement From Pinal County Sheriffs Department
A federal court on Thursday awarded more than $25,000 to a Mexican woman who claimed her five-day detention at an immigration office in Arizona was an illegal arrest.
Dec. 18, 2014
Greater Phoenix Economic Council Loses CEO To California
Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, is leaving the organization to head up a newly-formed economic development group in Sacramento.
Dec. 18, 2014
Actor From The Room Creates Comic Book Based On His Experiences
It’s been called the "Citizen Cane" of bad movies. "The Room" is a low-budget film phenomenon that started in Los Angeles and has grown to cult status on par with the "Rocky Horror Picture Show." But what’s become of the actors in the now infamous flick?
Dec. 18, 2014
Local Groups Encourage Healthcare Enrollment Before Next Deadline
Groups are out and about across the state, trying to get people to sign up for health care coverage.
Dec. 18, 2014
Arizona Businesses Will Be Able To Register As Benefit Corporations In 2015
Starting on Jan. 2, Arizona businesses will be able to register as Benefit Corporations, meaning, as the old saying goes, they try to do well by doing good.
Dec. 18, 2014
Arizona Immigration Enforcement Policies Continue Losing Streak
Over the past decade, Arizona developed a reputation as a laboratory for anti-illegal immigration laws. But many of these laws haven’t survived legal scruitny.
Dec. 18, 2014
The Effect Of Sinking Gas Prices In The Valley
OPEC hasn’t been a beloved organization — or cartel — at any point in its existence. But late last week, the head of OPEC said he’s not worried about oil prices sinking to $40 a barrel, which has also led to gas prices dropping to below $2.50 a gallon.
Dec. 18, 2014
 Arizona DREAMers Can Get Driver
Starting Monday, Arizona must allow young immigrants known as DREAMers the right to apply for driver’s licenses.
Dec. 18, 2014
New Online Magazine Aims To Change Views Of Sprawl In The Valley
The word “sprawl” is not typically used in a positive way — especially around the Valley, where it’s used to describe uncontrolled development into the desert. Daniel Mills, a recent ASU grad, is attempting to flip that definition on its head with the new online magazine Sprawlr.
Dec. 18, 2014

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