KJZZ News

This place isn’t called the Valley of the Sun for nothing. On average, there are more than 200 days of sunshine every year and, especially this time of year, that sun is particularly strong and hot.
Aug. 20, 2014
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say about one in 18 kids has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. In 2002, that number was one child in 150.
Aug. 20, 2014
The signs are up, the mailers are out, the robocalls are made – it’s clearly election season.
Aug. 20, 2014
Federal officials say they found nine immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally in the cargo area of a rental truck late last week.
Aug. 20, 2014
In the Southwest, the endangered Mexican gray wolf has struggled to thrive. To help boost their population the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to substantially expand the area where they can release new wolves into the wild.
Aug. 20, 2014
Former University of Arizona and NFL kicker Max Zendejas has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage in connection with a restaurant space he leased from the Tucson school.
Aug. 19, 2014
A judge has denied Attorney General Tom Horne’s request to halt one of the investigations into illegal contributions to his re-election campaign.
Aug. 19, 2014
A local civil engineering expert said the Valley’s flood-control system performed well during Tuesday’s severe rain storm. The Arizona State University professor said Arizona has some of the most modern flood control equipment in the country.
Aug. 19, 2014
Rain totals were widespread Tuesday with varied amounts across the Valley, sprinkling some areas and flooding others.
Aug. 19, 2014
Central Arizona Project says flash flooding has sent debris and mud into the canal system that supplies water to millions of people in the state. But Phoenix and Tucson officials said there’s no need to worry about water quality.
Aug. 19, 2014
With Arizona’s primary election just one week away, the number of registered voters has been updated. Today, the Secretary of State’s office is reporting the number of independent voters has risen again.
Aug. 19, 2014
Arizona’s Elections Director says a group that has spent nearly $1.7 million to influence this year’s state primary is probably violating campaign finance laws.
Aug. 19, 2014
Phoenix police say if you’re planning to sell a car on your own, be careful about letting a potential buyer take a test drive without you.
Aug. 19, 2014
For the sixth time since the start of the federal fiscal year last October, the Border Patrol says it has discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel under the international border with Mexico.
Aug. 19, 2014
Today’s severe rain storm is causing flight delays at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Rain around the Valley on has put several vehicles in trouble, and a rock slide temporarily closed northbound lanes of I-17 near Black Canyon City north of Phoenix.
Aug. 19, 2014
Earlier this month, a toxic algal outbreak in Lake Erie crippled the city of Toledo, leaving residents without water access for three days. Fortunately for the Valley, the chance of an algae bloom to this scale is remote.
Aug. 19, 2014
Unmanned aerial vehicles -– better known as drones –- have been banned at more national park land in the Southwest.
Aug. 18, 2014
A new study by Feeding America found that one in seven people in the United States depend on local aid programs to feed their families, but that number is much higher in Arizona.
Aug. 18, 2014
Pima County officials are reviewing a proposal that would send some jail inmates to the county’s juvenile detention center. Supporters said the move would alleviate jail overcrowding and could save tax dollars.
Aug. 18, 2014
After a month-long investigation, the University of Arizona has withdrawn recognition of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Aug. 18, 2014

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