KJZZ News

The Special Olympics World Games kick off next weekend in LA and one of the teams taking part in the softball tournament is from Arizona.
July 17, 2015
For most schools in the Valley, there are still a few more weeks left of summer vacation. That’s not the case for the Chandler Unified School District.
July 17, 2015
An airplane departing Sky Harbor Airport Wednesday night was blinded by a handheld laser device that was pointed at the cockpit. That plane was one of 35 across the country that was struck by a laser that night.
July 17, 2015
The Department of Justice has confirmed it plans to settle with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) over allegations of civil rights abuses.
July 17, 2015
County health officials urging Valley residents to stay vigilant against West Nile during the monsoon season.
July 17, 2015
The Maricopa County Public Health Department has confirmed two more deaths in relation to West Nile Virus. This brings the total to three deaths this season.
July 17, 2015
Firefighters on the Tonto National Forest are battling a wildfire that was spotted Thursday afternoon in the Cave Creek Ranger District.
July 17, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation said the facial recognition technology used in Arizona’s new driver’s licenses is weeding out criminals trying to commit identity theft and fraud.
July 17, 2015
Scattered showers will be moving into the Phoenix area and higher terrain of central Arizona this weekend. One to two inches of rain is possible.
July 17, 2015
As President Barack Obama calls for federal criminal justice reform, Arizona is growing its prison system. The state is planning to increase the capacity by expanding to accommodate new inmates.
July 17, 2015
A three-judge panel in the Mexican border city of Juárez is expected to announce a verdict today in a high-profile trial that centers on the disappearances and deaths of 11 young women.
July 17, 2015
A member of New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo has been named to oversee Native American education in Arizona.
July 17, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.
July 17, 2015
The city of Tempe has been named one of six locations around the country to pilot a nationwide effort to become "dementia friendly."
July 16, 2015
Are you tired of going to the usual places for dinner with the same old uninspired menus? Well, there’s a hot new restaurant in town — but it only exists for a few hours once a month.
July 16, 2015
An attorney for the state of Arizona ran into pointed questions from appeals court judges during a hearing on the state's now-reversed policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants.
July 16, 2015
Arizona’s unemployment rate is up slightly. The seasonally adjusted rate for June was 5.9 percent, one tenth of a percentage point more than in May.
July 16, 2015
To some, Phoenix could be considered a center-left city, but Arizona is definitely not seen as a center-left state.
July 16, 2015
The Arizona Department of Health Services has been in the headlines recently, thanks primarily to an investigation into the state hospital.
July 16, 2015
Listen to Dr. Robert McCord, curator of paleontology at the Arizona Museum of Natural History, and Ayden Iwan and Jaxon Hannah digging for fossils.
July 16, 2015

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