KJZZ News

More than 70 Phoenix police officers have retaken their oaths of office, even as some officers argue they shouldn't have to.The ceremony held at Phoenix City Hall was part of a new policy by Police Chief Daniel Garcia aimed at reminding officers of their responsibility to the community.
January 03, 2013
The FBI is looking for a man who allegedly tried to rob a local bank. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.A Phoenix Bank of America employee was taken hostage by a man at her home last Friday night and brought to the bank the following morning before other employees arrived.
January 03, 2013
Buy it now, spread out your payments over a few years -- that sounds like an offer that comes along with a mattress or a car. But what about a weapon that’ll zap you full of electricity? KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports on a plan to help law enforcement replace old equipment.
January 03, 2013
Less than a month after Phoenix approved a plan to tax its hospitals, another Arizona city is looking to do the same thing. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Phoenix officials say their new ordinance will bring in $200 million federal matching dollars, to help pay hospitals for treating patients without insurance.
January 03, 2013
Downtown Phoenix isn’t known for having signature high-rises, unlike many other big U.S. cities. But one development company is looking to change that. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports.
January 03, 2013
A man is in custody in Tucson after allegedly crashing his car into a parked photo radar van. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.Tucson police say 25-year-old Matthew Jones is being held on suspicion of felony criminal damage and driving under the influence.
January 03, 2013
Four Mexican Gray Wolves were found killed in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico during 2012, fewer than in past years. Three of those endangered wolves were shot illegally.But federal officials say efforts to keep the wolves away from livestock may have helped reduce the number of wolves killed.
January 03, 2013
Emergency crews had to make a rescue from an eastern Arizona lake yesterday. Two teenagers were out on Fool Hollow Lake late Wednesday, on the north edge of the city of Show Low. The lake’s frozen over, but the ice underneath them began to crack.
January 03, 2013
A Tucson museum is opening its first major exhibit in ten years.The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will open the Warden Aquarium this Saturday. The 1,100 square foot exhibition is called “Rivers to the Sea”.
January 03, 2013
Authorities are searching for a Virginia man who came to Arizona on a business trip but hasn't been heard from since early December.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.Flagstaff police say 34-year-old Andy Holzgrefe came to Phoenix on Nov.
January 02, 2013
Phoenix police arrested three people for allegedly firing guns into the air during the New Year’s holiday. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the department has been going after this type of crime for a decade.
January 02, 2013
The downtowns of some major U.S. cities are known for having unique architecture and skyscrapers, but that isn't the case in Phoenix. One development company, Novawest, is exploring the possibility of changing that with a concept that's being compared to Seattle's Space Needle.
January 02, 2013
After more than a decade with the same five members, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will have two newcomers. Steve Chucri discusses his priorities as he succeeds Don Stapley. Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic considers how the political dynamic of the Board will change.
January 02, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer’s decision in November to forego setting up a state-based health exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act set up another health care decision expected as soon as this month. And, as KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports, that decision will likely affect hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.
January 02, 2013
Former Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon talks about his return to the U.S. House following a twelve-year absence. Salmon tells Here and Now Host Steve Goldstein that he would have voted against the fiscal cliff legislation that passed the House on Tuesday night.
January 02, 2013
Some experts are predicting a severe shortage of doctors in Arizona when the new federal health care program starts in the new year. The flood of newly insured patients could mean longer wait times to see a doctor in some parts of the state.
January 02, 2013
There’s a lot of speculation about Andy Reid, the former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the new Arizona Cardinals coach.Some reports say there’s a 95-percent chance Reid will take the job.
January 02, 2013
Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines late Tuesday night as the House passed the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement.Democrats Ron Barber, Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor voted for the agreement.
January 02, 2013
The drought in the Southwest has been a long-term problem and at least here in the Valley it continued during 2012. KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke with Meteorologist Hector Vasquez of the National Weather Service in Phoenix.
January 02, 2013
Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to execute an inmate convicted of murdering an elderly man more than 30 years ago. 70-year-old Edward Schad has been on death row since 1985. He was found guilty of murdering 74-year-old Bisbee resident Leroy Graves, whose body was found strangled near Prescott in August 1978.
December 29, 2012

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