KJZZ News

A Discussion About US Involvment, Strategy Against Islamic State
We talked to Paul Kinsinger, professor at the Thunderbird School at ASU and a former member of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
May 20, 2015
Phoenix City Council OKs $1.16 Billion Budget
Members of city staff said the proposed budget would keep the city operating in the black without required tax increases.
May 20, 2015
2 Get Federal Prison In Arizona Mortgage Fraud Case
Men from Minnesota and Texas have been sentenced to federal prison terms in a mortgage fraud case in Arizona.
May 20, 2015
Wickenburg Police Chief Picked For Paradise Valley Job
Town Manager Kevin Burke on Tuesday announced he has selected Peter Wingert to be Paradise Valley's police chief.
May 20, 2015
ASU Research Focuses On Best Practices For Police Body Cameras
As police departments nationwide move forward with body camera programs, they may find a lack of peer-reviewed information on how to implement them. Researchers from Arizona State University are hoping to fill that void.
May 20, 2015
4 Maricopa County Superior Court Judges Retiring
The four judges who are retiring include Presiding Judge Norman Davis. The others are Mark Aceto, Bethany Hicks and Gerald Porter.
May 20, 2015
New Strain Of Rabies Found In New Mexico
A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico. It’s the first new strain to be found in the United States in several years.
May 20, 2015
Bond Not Lowered For Phoenix Man In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash
A judge has refused to lower the bond for a Phoenix man accused of driving the wrong way on a freeway and killing a city fire department dispatcher.
May 20, 2015
Arizona Revenge Porn Law Still On Hold
A federal judge has agreed to let lawyers for Arizona and the American Civil Liberties Union continue trying to settle a legal dispute over a 2014 law targeting so-called "revenge porn."
May 20, 2015
Arizona College Savings Program Tops $1 Billion In Assets
A plan that lets Arizona families save for college tuition and earn money on the deposits tax-free has topped $1 billion in assets.
May 20, 2015
Oak Creek Canyon Visitors Can Soon Call For Help With Cellphones
Thousands of visitors drive the scenic switchbacks through Oak Creek Canyon every day. Once travelers descend below the canyon’s rim, cellphones become useless. There’s no signal and no access to 911.
May 20, 2015
Oak Creek Canyon Recovering From Slide Fire, But May Be At Risk For Floods
Recent rains and restoration efforts have reduced fire danger, but there may be other issues.
May 20, 2015
ASU Expands Biomedical Presence In Downtown Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix will soon get a new health complex. The complex would be an expansion of the existing biomedical campus, which the city estimates is providing a $1.3 billion economic impact to the community.
May 19, 2015
Groups File Lawsuit To Stop South Mountain Freeway Construction
A coalition of environmental and community organizations have filed a lawsuit to stop construction of the South Mountain freeway. The suit was filed against the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
May 19, 2015
FTC: Family With Mesa Charity Raised $187M For Cancer, Spent It On Themselves
A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
May 19, 2015
Recent Navajo Police Officer Deaths Expose Increased Violence
The Navajo Nation banned alcohol from its reservation more than a century ago. But that hasn’t stopped people from drinking and in more recent years, doing drugs. More substance abuse has led to a surge in violent crimes. The tribe’s police officers say they’re overwhelmed.
May 19, 2015
Arizona Board Of Education Votes For Diane Douglas To Re-open Office, Files
The State Board of Education has voted to make state schools chief Diane Douglas reopen its offices to board employees who are investigating complaints against teachers.
May 19, 2015
Plane Didnt Radio Trouble Before Fatal Crash In Laughlin
A pilot didn't radio a distress call before the fiery crash of a single-engine airplane that killed one person and injured three others heading from Laughlin to the Phoenix area, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Monday.
May 19, 2015
Facing $1 Billion Deficit, Arizona Sharply Limits Welfare
Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.
May 19, 2015
Feds Project Lake Mead Below Drought Trigger Point In 2017
Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
May 19, 2015

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