Air Force Base officials are admitting they now have an idea why an F-16 fighter jet crashed near the base late
Wednesday. Brigadier General Mike Rothstein commands the 56th Fighter Wing at
Luke, and says the jet may have hit a bird.
A new report says Arizona's Department of Insurance needs more authority to protect consumers
from unreasonable and unjustified
health insurance rate increases. The
Arizona PIRG Education Fund gives the department credit for doing what it can
given its limited powers.
Dr. Michael Desmond, Harvard University Sociology Professor and former wildland firefighter in Northern Arizona, considers the vital role firefighters play in protecting the land. He also reflects on the inherent danger in the job and his sadness at the loss of 19 lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The United States House of Representatives will begin taking up
immigration reform legislation in the days ahead. Some say the measure approved
in the Senate is dead on arrival in
the lower chamber, but Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.
The wildfire that caused the evacuation of residents
from the town of Kearny
Monday night is still not under control. The town of Kearny
is 70 miles southeast of Florence. Officials battling the wildfire in Kearny say the fire is now 5 percent contained.
Coconino County health authorities said a second resident has been diagnosed with hantavirus, but the woman is recovering. Officials say they are investigating where the woman contracted the virus.Authorities say a Flagstaff woman died last month from complications of the disease.
If you drive in the West Valley, there's a pretty good chance you've driven on Grand Avenue. And, if that's the case, it may not be a surprise that transportation planners are looking at ways to improve the thoroughfare.
A series of strong rain storms has prompted officials to lift fire restrictions in five Arizona National Forests, but the active monsoon season does not mean the fire danger is completely over. Fire restrictions will be lifted Wednesday in the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Tonto National Forests in central and northern Arizona, and restrictions will be lifted on Friday in the Coronado National forest in the southeastern part of the state.
The family of man killed in a Maricopa County jail is being offered a $300,000 settlement. That is far less than the family was asking for. Weitse Ten Boden was a Dutch citizen and permanent resident in the U.
Extra clean up crews will be on the streets of Ahwatukee Saturday. They will be out there for several more days cleaning up the mess left behind by a storm earlier this week. So far city crews have removed more than 100 tons of trees, branches, leaves and other green waste as well as another three tons of debris.
There is a frenzy erupting in the birding world over a colorful, chicken-sized bird not usually seen in the Southwest. The Rufous-Necked Wood-Rail is typically found along the coasts and in the tropical forests of Central and South America, but for the first time, it has been spotted in the United States.
There are two wetlands in Arizona. These are homes to wildlife and unique species of birds and mammals.
Tres Rios is a filtration system. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
Did You Know, some wetlands are man-made? At a place 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix, a wetland restoration effort has been in the works for more than a decade.
A new location and new policies were part of opening
training day for the Arizona Cardinals Friday.
The team will now be practicing at the University of Phoenix Stadium instead of at NAU. (Photo by Sarah Beckman-KJZZ)
For 25 years the Cardinals trained at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, but now the team will practice where it plays its regular season games, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Toll road opponents launched a petition drive Monday to prevent what they say would be motorists paying twice to drive on the same highway. Al Tracy said building new toll roads is one thing, but converting high occupancy vehicle lanes into toll lanes on Valley highways is another.
An elderly woman with underlying health issues is the first person in Maricopa County to have died this year from the West Nile virus. Maricopa County Health Director Bob England said the woman's death is a sad reminder of the seriousness of West Nile virus.
Shares of Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets more than doubled in value on their first day of public trading. The company’s ticker symbol SFM opened trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange at $18 a share.
districts begin classes this week. One is the Phoenix Union High School District which is looking at a spike in enrollment this year with as many as
500 new students. District spokesman Craig Pletenik said that could make overcrowding an issue.
Researchers say the rates of childhood obesity have declined
in 19 states – but Arizona is not one of them. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
said between 2008-2011, states including California, New Mexico, Florida,
Washington and 15 others saw slight decreases in their childhood obesity rates.
Phoenix city manager David Cavazos has officially been hired by the city of Santa Ana, Calif. The council approved his contract earlier this week. Cavazos' base salary as the city manager for Santa Ana will be the same as his Phoenix salary, $315,000 annually, but when you add in benefits, his total compensation will be more than $558,000.