KJZZ News

There's a warning this morning that a new appellate court ruling could make police officers think twice about performing rescues. The case involves Department of Public Safety officer Ross Read who permanently injured his knee while rescuing a woman who had flipped her truck.
August 28, 2013
Police in Prescott Valley have arrested a Cottonwood man for threatening workers in a grocery store with a meat tenderizing mallet. Sergeant Brandon Bonney said 34-year-old Jason Thrift was taken into custody after he could not locate his wife and 18-month-old child.
August 28, 2013
Four Phoenix City Council seats were up for a vote in Tuesday's election, and there will be a runoff election for two of the seats. Incumbents Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio secured re-election in Districts 2 and 6.
August 28, 2013
A judge has ruled the Maricopa County Attorney's Office can move forward with plans to retry a high-profile murder case. :Debra Milke’s lawyers had argued the county attorney’s office was pursuing the case for political reasons.
August 27, 2013
Much of Phoenix was blanketed by a dust cloud Monday night as a storm blew through the central and western parts of the metro area. Between a quarter and three quarters of an inch of rain fell. Tempe saw downed trees and power lines.
August 27, 2013
Some New Mexico officials are urging the Arizona Corporation Commission not to deregulate electricity sales. They contend the decision in Arizona could decimate the New Mexico economy.The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering deregulating the state's electric market.
August 27, 2013
Former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, gave her farewell speech as Homeland Security Secretary today, praising the department's response to critical issues during her tenure. But, she ended her address by giving advice to her successor, saying that security problems will continue, “Many things still need tending and my successor will most certainly have a full plate on his or her hands,” Napolitano said.
August 27, 2013
Federal officials have agreed not to try to capture and relocate wolves that enter Arizona, from Mexico. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has been involved in a reintroduction program for the wolves for nearly two decades, but the announcement that Mexico was launching its own reintroduction program, just south of the border, caused complications.
August 27, 2013
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says it has erected its first cross marking the death of an illegal border crosser, since announcing an effort to put the GPS markers along I-8 just over a week ago.
August 27, 2013
Another dust storm and thunderstorm blew through the Phoenix metropolitan area last night, after heavy rain fell on many parts of western Arizona. Winds from the approaching storm system around sundown pushed a hazy brown cloud over most of the Valley.
August 27, 2013
Deregulating Arizona’s electric market may change how much you pay for electricity. Later this year, the Arizona Corporation Commission will hold hearings on this issue. The Residential Utility Consumer Office heard from business and residential users this morning.
August 27, 2013
A federal judge in Phoenix has sentenced a Venezuelan Air Force colonel to 19 months in prison for conspiring to export military aircraft engines to his home country. A local businessman was also involved in the scheme.
August 27, 2013
A health care business called “Connextions” (Connections) is hiring hundreds of employees for a new call center in Phoenix, but Connextions’ parent company is involved in an investigation in New Mexico.
August 27, 2013
Arizonans have long lagged behind the rest of the country in per capita earnings, and a new report finds it’s worse than ever.  Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business analyzed per capita earnings from 2011, and found that on average Arizona residents made 19 percent less than the national average in direct compensation – that’s wages and salaries.
August 26, 2013
Arizona State University has drastically changed downtown Phoenix since it opened there in 2006. The school’s growth downtown has also led to a lot of new private development. The Sun Devil Fitness Complex has a rooftop pool.
August 26, 2013
The Yarnell Hill Fire killed 19 firefighters and destroyed about a quarter of the homes in Yarnell at the end of June, and almost immediately the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group was formed by local residents.
August 26, 2013
Tempe police said they were even busier the second weekend of their campaign to crack down on underage drinking. Many of those detained were college students. Officers arrested 486 people last weekend.
August 26, 2013
Iraq war veteran Brian Oller has spent more than $22,000 to pay out-of-state tuition at the University of California, San Diego. The Lubbock, Texas, native said he hopes to get in-state tuition this fall after appealing to the college’s residence deputy.
August 26, 2013
Two medical marijuana patients are hoping a voter-approved attack on the Affordable Care Act gives them the right to grow their own drugs. An Arizona ballot measure put a provision in the state Constitution overriding any law, rule or regulation that requires individuals or employers to participate in any particular health-care system.
August 26, 2013
Most of the Valley’s schools are now in session, but the planned opening of a charter high school in Yuma is on hold. The Yuma Sun said the Arizona Foundation for Social Justice is trying to secure the level of backing it believes is necessary to commit itself to the $8 million loan the group would use to build the school.
August 26, 2013

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