KJZZ News

The U.S. Forest Service plans to move forward with implementing a drone program. The agency has been experimenting with the unmanned aircrafts for the last few years in its wildfire management.
May 06, 2015
Park officials said National Park Service and Forest Service fire managers plan to burn 50 acres of predominantly ponderosa pine starting Thursday.
May 06, 2015
Raytheon has agreed to deliver 44 missiles, called SM-3 Block IBs, but this could be increased to 52 missiles, a press release said. The impact of the missiles is comparable to that of a 10-ton truck traveling at 600 mph and is directed at incoming missiles.
May 06, 2015
Final results from the Navajo Nation presidential election show Russell Begaye winning nearly 63 percent of the vote to defeat Joe Shirley Jr.
May 06, 2015
Residents of Phoenix are not getting all they wanted in this year’s city budget. The council held a meeting Tuesday to look at what could and could not be included.
May 06, 2015
Daimler Trucks North America LLC said that in addition to debuting the company's self-driving semi-truck on the Hoover Dam Tuesday night, the vehicle maker also broke Guinness World Records when it projected the highest light output ever turning the dam into a massive movie screen.
May 06, 2015
Researchers are looking into the threat of pneumonia spreading among desert bighorn sheep in the Grand Canyon.
May 06, 2015
Crews have located a break in a pipeline at the Grand Canyon that has renewed calls for visitors to conserve water.
May 06, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio plans two speeches in Arizona, one to the business community and another to a social conservative group that is a powerful force in the right-leaning state.
May 06, 2015
A new report from the Legislature's budget analysts shows an unexpected surge in corporate and individual income-tax payments last month that is expected to wipe out the need for a $132 million transfer from Arizona's rainy day fund to balance the current budget.
May 06, 2015
The federal judge overseeing contempt of court proceedings against Sheriff Joe Arpaio is standing by his questioning of Arpaio about the sheriff’s secret investigations. The judge has dismissed objections raised by the sheriff’s lawyers last week.
May 05, 2015
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that young immigrants who qualify for deferred action are eligible for in-state tuition because they are lawfully present in the U.S.
May 05, 2015
A tall cactus at Saguaro National Park has fallen after listing at an incredibly steep angle, possibly for years. This comes less than a month after the cactus was featured in a Tucson newspaper.
May 05, 2015
Death rates from diabetes and chronic liver disease are significantly higher among Latinos, according to the Centers for Disease Control study on Latino health risks.
May 05, 2015
Forest Service officials are forecasting that fire suppression this year will cost between $800 million and $1.6 billion. The availability of that funding and how it’s allocated was among the discussions in a Senate Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday.
May 05, 2015
The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to vote today on a deal that could save the county $4.5 million over 20 years.
May 05, 2015
Due to construction work at Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, the Cactus Bowl will be played for the next three years at Chase Field in Phoenix, home of baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks.
May 05, 2015
The compromise with My Sister’s Closet, a high-end consignment retailer, came after Valley Metro had pulled one of the company's four ads, which featured a boot and the phrase “Make A Booty Call.”
May 05, 2015
A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.
May 05, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.2 magnitude quake occurred about five miles north of Sedona about 2 a.m. Tuesday.
May 05, 2015

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