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.
Arizona Senator John McCain says it shouldn’t be a surprise that Arizona is dealing with wildfires this year. And, he says he’s confident the state will have enough federal resources to deal with this year’s fire season.
An area affected by the Gladiator Fire will be getting some help from the state. KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.MARK BRODIE: Governor Jan Brewer has declared a state of emergency for Yavapai County, because of the Gladiator Fire.
With summer vacation under way, here’s something to keep in mind if you’re driving to Northern Arizona—highway construction. The I-17 Cordes Junction Traffic Interchange reconstruction project. (Photo courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation)Work is being done on the Cordes Junction interchange at I-17 and SR 69 – 65 miles north of Phoenix.
Former State Rep. Richard Miranda has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing from the charity he once ran. Miranda, a Tolleson Democrat, suddenly resigned from the Arizona Legislature in February, citing family and health reasons.
ALL-NEW SERIES BEGINNING JUNE 18 ON KJZZ 91.5Mexico faces a critical presidential election in July that could affect billions of dollars of cross-border trade and strategies to combat drug cartel violence.
Ron Barber won the special election to finish out Gabrielle Giffords' House term. Barber talks about his plans for District Eight, and Tucson Weekly’s Jim Nintzel gives an overview of the special election and the impact it will have on November’s election.
Arizona State University has received a multi-million dollar contract from the federal government. It will help develop a device for the rapid detection of infectious diseases. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports.
For the 11th week in a row, gas prices continue to fall in Arizona. And experts predict the price will keep on dropping. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports. The statewide gas price is an average $3.
Tempe police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they have dismantled a drug-trafficking organization that was operating in Tempe. From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports that law enforcement are saying the ring had links to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a maximum security prisoner arrested for plotting to kill another inmate also hoped to assassinate Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Detectives arrested 29-year-old Samuel Matta Wednesday, an inmate in the state prison in Florence.
Road closures are a continued headache for drivers heading into Crown King. Thunderstorms on Saturday dumped 6 inches of rain on Crown King and caused a mudslide that forced the closure of Crown King Road, the main thoroughfare into town off Interstate 17.
The Phoenix metro area was ranked in the top ten among metro areas nationwide for the number of people killed in auto crashes in 2009. The numbers come from an analysis done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers talks about being appointed chair of MAG and their plans for regional growth.Rogers says that MAG will certainly concentrate on air quality and transportation, but human services are also important.
Monday is the deadline to register for next month's primary election here in Arizona. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.You have until midnight July 30 to register for the primary election. If the registration form is mailed, it must be postmarked no later than midnight.
As the trial of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio went on in federal court yesterday, dozens of young people launched a voter registration drive targeting Latino voters. They say come November, they want Arpaio out of office.
Images from “Curiosity,” the latest Mars rover, have been beaming back to Earth since its landing Sunday night. Jim Bell is an astronomer with the ASU School Earth and Space Exploration. He’s part of the team responsible for getting those pictures back to Earth.
The Valley's excessive heat advisory has been extended through Sunday, and Phoenix Firefighters are urging you to take steps to guard against the searing temperatures. Captain Jonathan Jacobs says that means planning the day before if you know you'll be spending time outdoors.