KJZZ News

Formerly Incarcerated Say Release Bill Had Unintended Consequences
Formerly incarcerated people say early-release bill has left them unequipped to re-enter society. Several former Arizona inmates who spoke to KJZZ said on the condition of anonymity said they had been released without basic documents needed to transition back into society.
July 12, 2019
Like Video Games? City Of Maricopa Creating Esports Rec Program
Maricopa says it’s one of the few cities in the country to create an esports recreation program. Esports — also known as electronic sports — involves video game competitions.
July 12, 2019
South Phoenix Community To Vote On Sale Or Lease Of Garcia Elementary School
South Phoenix residents who live in the Murphy School District will vote this fall on whether to sell or lease Alfred Garcia Elementary School.
July 12, 2019
Former Arizona Teacher Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy
The student’s mother wrote in a victim impact statement that Brittany Zamora stole her son’s innocence. "He doesn’t know who he is anymore and is trying to find himself again,” she wrote.
July 12, 2019
How Do Phoenix Monsoon Storms Form?
Arizona's monsoon storms are an unpredictable weather phenomenon unique to the desert Southwest. Matt Pace, former TV news meteorologist, now with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, tells The Show how the storms develop.
July 12, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap July 12, 2019
KJZZ's Friday NewsCap revisits some of the biggest stories of the week. The Show discussed the week in news with former House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, now Senior Vice President at Strategies360, and Emily Ryan with Copper State Consulting.
July 12, 2019
Arizona Rattlers Aim For Another Title And Perfection
The Arizona Rattlers are once again playing for a title, hosting the Sioux Falls Storm in the United Bowl on Saturday in Glendale to decide the champion of this year’s Indoor Football League. And the Rattlers will be looking to accomplish what no other Arizona franchise ever has: a season of perfection.
July 12, 2019
Corporation Commissioners Demand Answers From APS CEO
State utility regulators are putting the pressure on Arizona Public Service CEO Don Brandt. They’ve invited him to answer questions at next month’s Corporation Commission meeting.
July 12, 2019
Congress Probes OK Of Trump Backers Housing Project
A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit after a wildlife official said the housing project would threaten habitat for imperiled species.
July 12, 2019
Sulfuric Acid Leak In Mexico’s Sea Of Cortez A ‘Wake-Up Call’
Mexico’s largest mining company spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez in Guaymas, Sonora, on Tuesday. Officials say the spill was minor, but it has caused concern because of the company’s legacy of environmental damage.
UNESCO: Vaquita Porpoise Habitat ‘In Danger’
July 12, 2019
Man Indicted In Stabbing Death Of Peoria Teen
The stabbing death of a Peoria teen has led to charges of first-degree murder against Michael Paul Adams. He is accused of stabbing a teenager because of the music the young man was playing.
July 12, 2019
School District OKs  Lease For Asylum Welcome Center
The Phoenix Elementary School District governing board has given approval for a New York-based nonprofit agency to lease one of its buildings for humanitarian aid.
July 12, 2019
WATCH: House Committee Hearing On Migrant Conditions
After an inspector general report found "dangerous overcrowding" at Border Patrol facilities, the House oversight committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants. Watch the hearing live beginning at 7 a.m.
July 12, 2019
Trump Abandons Bid To Include Citizenship Question On Census
President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.
July 11, 2019
Loop 101 Construction Continues In Tempe-Chandler Area
Construction for a Loop 101 widening project continues this weekend in the Tempe-Chandler area.
July 11, 2019
Maricopa County Reports First West Nile Death This Year
The first death in Maricopa County due to West Nile Virus has been recorded this year.
July 11, 2019
1,000 Gallons Of Ethanol Spills In Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department responded to an ethanol spill Thursday morning. The spill was bigger than expected.
July 11, 2019
New Railroad Overpass In Maricopa To Help Traffic Flow
A new railroad overpass in Maricopa will open Monday morning. It will help traffic flow along Route 347 and provide a safer alternative to the current crossing. The city of Maricopa has been working on this project for 15 years.
July 11, 2019
Nike Moving Forward With Goodyear Facility
Athletic apparel giant Nike announced today that it will move forward on a manufacturing facility in Goodyear after Gov. Doug Ducey withheld up to $1 million in state funds from the company.
July 11, 2019
Republic Services Renegotiates Trash And Recycling Fees Nationwide
Approximately 500 Fountain Hills households recently received incorrect trash bills. Republic has been renegotiating fees and contracts with cities and towns across the country to make up for losses incurred from massive changes to U.S. recycling.
July 11, 2019

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