KJZZ News

Votes tallied Tuesday for Tempe Mayor left the city without a declared winner. Mike O’Neil, a pollster with O’Neil Associates, analyzes election results and whether Mark Mitchell can overcome Michael Monti’s slim lead.
May 16, 2012
Wally Covington, executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, explains why certain parts of Arizona are prone to wildfires and what can be done to minimize their damage.Covington says fire season usually isn’t anything to worry about if proper precautions are taken and control of the flames is maintained.
May 16, 2012
Officials with the Tonto National Forest have implemented fire restrictions that went into effect this morning. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Forest officials cite hot temperatures, drought conditions and increased fire danger as reasons for the restrictions.
May 16, 2012
In an effort to provide more education opportunities to Arizona residents, the City of Mesa recently announced that it will soon be home to a campus of Pennsylvania's Albright College.Albright College is the third institution of higher learning, following Westminster College and Benedictine University, to announce in 2012 that it is proposing to locate a branch campus in downtown Mesa.
May 16, 2012
A federal judge has denied the City of Tombstone an emergency request to repair its water system in the Huachuca Mountains. The 130-year old system was badly damaged by floods and wildfires last year. From Phoenix, Al Macias reports.
May 15, 2012
Fire crews made some progress on Tuesday as they battled multiple wildfires across Arizona. The Sunflower Fire, burning 30 miles northeast of Phoenix had grown to almost 5,000 acres. Meanwhile the community of Crown King remained under an evacuation order.
May 15, 2012
Valley real estate prices are rising, but many homeowners still likely won’t make back what they paid for their house for a while. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE: The median price for a Valley home was just under $135,000 in March.
May 15, 2012
CROWN KING, Ariz. (Associated Press) — High winds could prove a challenge for firefighters battling a northern Arizona wildfire that has forced residents from a historic mining town.Fire spokeswoman Karen Takai said Tuesday winds of 35 mph are expected at the blaze near Crown King that has burned about 2 ½ square miles.
May 15, 2012
Phoenix has a new police chief. Daniel Garcia was sworn in today, taking over for Acting Police Chief Joe Yahner. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports. MARK BRODIE: Garcia took the oath of office this afternoon at Phoenix City Hall.
May 14, 2012
Five fires burning across Arizona are causing major structure damage and displacing residents. Dennis Lambert discussed efforts to control these fires with Arizona Game and Fish Department Spokesman Jim Paxon, who spent more than three decades with the National Forest Service.
May 14, 2012
Monday night Blaise celebrates her birthday by playing some of her favorites!  Hear classic jazz from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else, and songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter and Horace Silver.
May 11, 2012
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox has won a $975,000 suit against Maricopa County. Wilcox sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas over their failed investigations. She claimed they went after her because she opposed their illegal immigration policies.
May 11, 2012
The people-mover at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport takes a big step forward Monday as the first cars are rolled onto the track. Dennis Lambert talked to airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez about the PHX Sky Train.
May 11, 2012
Some of the nation’s best-known comedians will take the stage Sunday in Phoenix in a performance to benefit a Bill of Rights monument planned for Wesley Bolin Plaza. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Terry Ward reports.
May 11, 2012
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu today ended his bid for Congress. As KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert reports from Phoenix, Babeu will run for re-election as sheriff instead. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (Photo courtesy Pinal County Sherrif's Office) DENNIS LAMBERT: The sheriff says he's running for re-election to continue the programs he began four years ago, and because of problems with the candidacy of the man he wanted to replace him, his Chief Deputy Steve Henry.
May 11, 2012
Arizona's Republican Party will hold its annual state convention this weekend. Party leaders will gather Saturday at Grand Canyon University. They'll select the delegates who will ultimately cast their vote for the Republican nominee for President at the National Convention later this year in Tampa.
May 11, 2012
Neighbors of the Gilbert community shocked by last week’s high-profile murder-suicide gathered at Town Hall last night to hear from police investigating the case. As KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports, residents asked the town to improve the way it handles domestic violence cases.
May 11, 2012
The U.S. Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his office and the county on Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to news of the Department of Justice's lawsuit at a press conference Thursday in Phoenix.
May 10, 2012
Gilbert residents will get to hear updates about the J.T. Ready murder-suicide investigation Thursday. The Gilbert Police Department will host a community meeting at the Town Hall Council Chamber near Gilbert and Warner roads.
May 10, 2012
Mike Stauffer delivered a box full of petition sheets earlier today to the county elections office.  He’s the first candidate to submit nominating petitions for Maricopa County Sheriff. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
May 10, 2012

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