KJZZ News

Multiple Freeway Closures This Weekend
Five sections of freeways in the Valley will be closed this weekend as crews perform maintenance and construction projects.
July 19, 2019
54 Released From Prison As Part of Criminal Justice Reform Law
Fifty-four inmates will be released from federal prison in Arizona as part of a criminal justice reform law passed by Congress last year. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said, nationwide, 3,100 inmates have been identified for release.
July 19, 2019
McSally Fined $23,000 For 2014 Campaign Finance Violations
Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally has agreed to pay a fine of more than $23,000 to settle campaign finance violations from the 2014 election.
July 19, 2019
UA College Of Medicine – Tucson Appoints New Dean
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has appointed a new dean. Michael Abecassis will begin his term as the ninth dean of the college in early November.
July 19, 2019
Cellar Fire Grows To Just Over 7,200 Acres
The Cellar Fire south of Prescott has spread to over 7,000 acres as of Friday morning and remains zero percent contained. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team responded to the fire Sunday and currently has over 360 firefighters and 7 hotshot crews battling the blaze.
July 19, 2019
Glendale Voters To Decide Pay Hikes For Mayor, Council
Voters in Glendale will decide whether elected officials should get hefty pay raises.
July 19, 2019
APS Feeling Revenue Drop Following Disconnect Rule
Arizona Public Service is feeling the effects of a temporary state rule banning power shut offs this summer.
July 19, 2019
The Farewell Shares A Story About Family
“The Farewell” is a film about grief, family and cultural divides. Rapper and actress Awkwafina plays Billi, a Chinese American who returns to China to visit her terminally ill grandmother. The catch, however, is that “Nai Nai” doesn’t know she’s sick.
July 19, 2019
Supreme Court To Decide On Home Loans For DREAMers
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of about 25,000 Arizona DACA recipients in the upcoming court session this fall.
July 19, 2019
ASU Students Help Boys And Girls Club Rebuild Playground
For many of us, it's a quintessential summer activity to pick up our backyard after a monsoon storm. But what if you were at a school and you find, after a storm, your whole playground, with metal jungle gyms and everything, was blown to the other side of the yard?
July 19, 2019
Apollo 11 In Arizona: How The Copper State Helped Blaze A Trail To The Moon
As northern Arizona prepared astronauts and scientists to land a human on the moon, institutions in Tucson and across Arizona labored to produce the most comprehensive lunar atlases of their day.
July 19, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap July 19, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former Arizona Corporation Commission Chair Kris Mayes and Barrett Marson of Marson Media.
July 19, 2019
Sonorans Protest Against Mining Company After Sulfuric Acid Spill
Mexico’s largest mining company has come under fire for causing environmental damage after it spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez last week. Now protesters are calling on the Mexican government to oust the mining company.
July 19, 2019
Corp Comm Approves Capital Improvement Plan For Johnson Utilities
The Arizona Corporation Commission has approved a new capital improvement plan for Johnson Utilities. The troubled water and wastewater service utility has been under interim management for nearly a year.
July 19, 2019
Sandra Day OConnor House Added To National Register
The Sandra Day O’Connor House in Tempe has officially been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, according to the National Park Service.
July 19, 2019
Rush To Pay Bills Results In Power Shutoff For 10,000 SRP Customers
More than 10,000 Salt River Project electric customers had their power turned off Wednesday after the utility’s phone system and phone app went down.
July 18, 2019
Some Of Accused Border Agents Texts Wont Be Shown To Jury
A federal judge has ruled that only some text messages a Border Patrol agent sent after allegedly ramming a Guatemalan immigrant who was running away near the Arizona border can be shown to the jury during his trial.
July 18, 2019
Motel 6, MALDEF Due In Federal Court Friday
The sides in a lawsuit over alleged sharing of motel-guest information with immigration authorities are due in federal court Friday, and they’ve asked a judge to give initial approval to a revamped multimillion-dollar settlement.
July 18, 2019
More Loop 101 Closures As Construction Continues
A Loop 101 widening project continues this weekend in Tempe, the latest closures resulting from the $76 million project. Northbound lanes of the Price Freeway portion of Loop 101 will close for the weekend at 10 p.m. on Friday.
July 18, 2019
Mexico, U.S. Dispute Joaquín El Chapo Guzmáns Assets
The life sentence given on Tuesday in the United States to Mexico’s most notorious drug trafficker is sparking a debate on which country should keep his 12-billion-dollar fortune.
July 18, 2019

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