KJZZ News

DPS officer killed near Yuma
A 14-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety was killed Monday night when his patrol car was hit by a tanker truck in southwestern Arizona. The crash took place as three DPS officers were investigating an injury collision in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8, about 40 miles east of Yuma.
May. 7, 2013
Frozen pizzas recalled for presence of sharp, plastic parts
Here's something you don't hear everyday. Nestle is recalling some pizzas.  The company is recalling all of its frozen pizzas that have spinach on them. David McAtee of the Yavapai County Health Department says that's because clear fragments of foreign material with sharp edges have been found in the pizza.
May. 7, 2013
Student tests positive for tuberculosis, more students tested
Health officials in Maricopa County are testing some students at Scottsdale's Desert Mountain High School for tuberculosis after one student tested positive for TB. Spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler says they want to determine if anyone who had a class with that student has been infected.
May. 7, 2013
Tribal gaming revenues down for first time in 10 quarters
A new report shows some slight weakening in tribal gaming revenues. The latest figures show state revenue sharing in the first three months of this year was just under $24.1 million. That's the first year-over-year decline in the numbers in 10 consecutive quarters.
May. 7, 2013
Arrest made in decades-old murder
After more than 35 years, police have arrested a man suspected of killing a woman in Tucson. Tucson police have charged 66-year-old Bruce McCullough with first-degree murder. He is accused in the March 1976 death of 20-year-old Donna Smith.
May. 7, 2013
The big leap: Aging out of Arizona
Every year, hundreds of young adults age out of Arizona’s foster care system.  It is a big transition that comes with very little support, but there is new legislation intended to lighten the load, though it may only help a little.
May. 7, 2013
California court rules on medical marijuana dispensaries
The California Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties in that state can ban medical marijuana dispensaries.In a unanimous opinion, the court determined that California’s medical marijuana laws—the nation’s first—don’t prevent local governments from using their land-use powers to zone dispensaries out of existence.
May. 6, 2013
Authorities arrest a man suspected of starting 10 fires in woods near Flagstaff
The Arizona U.S. Attorney’s office said a man suspected of starting a series of wildfires in northern Arizona over the weekend has been arrested.  All of the fires were located near Marshall Lake south of Flagstaff.
May. 6, 2013
US Forest to add large firefighting planes
Forest officials are expanding their fleet of tankers to help fight wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service announced Monday it will add seven planes that can fly faster and drop more fire retardant than its current fleet.
May. 6, 2013
Sumo champ completes third marathon
The 400-pound marathoner has done it again. Kelly Gneiting completed his third marathon on Saturday. (Photo by Stina Sieg - KJZZ) Kelly Gneiting, a heavyweight sumo wrestling champion, ran the Shiprock Marathon on Saturday.
May. 6, 2013
Efforts by Forest Service officials result in less fire damage
While spectacular wildfires devastate sections of forest land in Arizona every year, Forest Service officials say many wildfires are small, and stay that way because of the inter-agency fire team. Bill Van Brugen of the Forest Service in Albuquerque says proactive efforts are paying off.
May. 6, 2013
Budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health could have widespread effects
The sequester cuts are having a direct impact on medical research, and that could affect your health. The National Institutes of Health lost 5 percent of its budget in the sequester. That's about $1.
May. 6, 2013
Jeff Flake
Congress returns to D.C. Monday after a week-long recess. For Republican Senator Jeff Flake going back to Washington may come as a relief. Caren Teves, whose son died at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shootings last year, outside Sen.
May. 6, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Lilia Alvarez and Anna Berlenga
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
May. 6, 2013
Nevada lawmakers consider "commuter tax" for Arizonans who work in the Silver State
Some people in Arizona who cross the state line to work in Nevada may be required to pay a “commuter tax.” Supporters of the proposed fees say they would create revenues for Nevada road maintenance and construction.
May. 6, 2013
Arias onlookers say goodbye to trial
After more than four months, the Jodi Arias Trial has finally gone to the jury. It’s been a long haul – and not just for the lawyers and media. Since Jan. 2, spectators have been lining up inside the Maricopa County Superior Court to watch the drama unfold.
May. 5, 2013
Economist: Proposition 100 was unavoidable, helpful
Three years ago, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100, which raised the state sales tax by a penny on the dollar for three years. Most of the money has been set aside for education, with the rest going to health and public safety.
May. 4, 2013
U.S. Forest Service budget cuts could cost Arizona money
The federal government is telling hundreds of counties across the country it wants some money back. The U.S. Forest Service says it has to cut its budget by five percent because of sequestration, and that could mean several counties in Arizona could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars.
May. 3, 2013
Federal grant money coming to help repair US 89
The Arizona Department of Transportation has been awarded a grant to help repair damage on U.S. 89, south of Page. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $35 million in emergency relief for repairs to the roadway, which collapsed in February.
May. 3, 2013
Gas prices continue to fall across Arizona
The price of gas continues to drop in Arizona. AAA Arizona says the statewide average this morning is $3.44 a gallon, down a nickel in the last week.  Spokeswoman Stephanie Dembowski says prices remain low for several reasons.
May. 3, 2013

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