KJZZ News

Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties have seen some heavy thunderstorms this morning that have left some parts of the area with flash flood warnings. But National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Rasmussan says this type of storm is common for this time of year.
September 02, 2013
Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to support the action.
September 02, 2013
Sleep experts are cautioning Arizona parents that, for kids to keep their grades up, they must get the most from their sleep each night. Valley Sleep Center Co-Founder Lori Leadly said sleep is important at any age, but middle-and high-schoolers need to learn how to get a restful sleep.
September 02, 2013
A Tucson woman is recovering after being attacked by javelina as she walked her dog. Mark Hart of Arizona Game and Fish said there was not much she could have done to prevent the attack. “She was walking a small dog, rounded a corner and came face-to-face with one and then as many as three javelinas that charged directly right at her,” Hart said.
September 02, 2013
A rescue helicopter team had to be called out Sunday to get a 40-year-old woman off a mountain in Scottsdale. Captain Danny Ables of the Scottsdale Fire Department said the woman lost her way while hiking the Gateway Trailhead Mountains in the Scottsdale Preserve.
September 02, 2013
In the wake of President Obama's decision to ask Congress to endorse a military strike against Syria, protesters took to the streets of Tempe to voice their opposition. Tempe police Sgt. Mike Pooley said about half the crowd became unruly, and three people were taken into custody.
September 02, 2013
One of those old voting day traditions could be disappearing in Maricopa County. Tablets will soon be replacing those clunky old signature books at your local polling place. By November 2014, the Maricopa County elections office plans to replace thousands of those rosters with electronic tablets.
September 02, 2013
A solar power KJZZ file photo. (Photo courtesy of KJZZ File Footage) By Courtney Flatt and KJZZ NewsA new Department of Energy study predicts Arizona will use more energy per capita than any other western state by 2025.
September 01, 2013
The two sides in the racial profiling lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office were back in court Friday. Three months ago in May, Judge Murray Snow found the sheriff’s office under Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in the county.
August 30, 2013
Phoenix’s Historic Preservation Office is running short on cash. Voters in 2006 approved a $13 million bond, but that money was only supposed to last five years, and it appears unlikely the issue will be back on the ballot anytime soon.
August 30, 2013
One of those challenges in Arizona is finding enough doctors to treat all of the new patients. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association said to fill in the gap for just primary care, the state would need more than 300 new docs.
August 30, 2013
Jeep tour operators will now be able to take passengers out in a small part of Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Jeep tours will be resuming in a section of Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
August 30, 2013
An update to a story we reported on earlier, the Salt River Project said Canyon Lake will be lowered over the weekend. SRP told KJZZ earlier that the lake would be closed, however it is still open to visitors.
August 30, 2013
Daniel Gray, 31, made an initial court appearance on manslaughter and child abuse charges today.Police believe he was smoking pot with friends when his 3-month-old son, Jamison, was outside in the parked car, in 100 degree temperatures.
August 30, 2013
Three people have been arrested for defrauding the food stamp system out of nearly $600,000.  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says the suspects all worked in the same convenience store in Phoenix and would allow a person to buy inexpensive items with food stamps, and then deduct a higher amount from their food stamp cards.
August 30, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions on public lands in Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties as of 6 this morning. Spokeswoman Lori Cook says there are a number of reasons for the decision.
August 30, 2013
The Department of Justice says it will not try to void laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, even though possession of pot remains a felony under federal law.
August 30, 2013
The Arizona Department of Transportation is teaming with the Department of Public Safety to help keep traffic moving on I-17 over the Labor Day holiday weekend. They're targeting the area between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction with highway signs that say 'Safety Corridor—Stay Alert, Stay Alive,' according to ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel.
August 30, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer is back from a week-long trade mission to India, with what she hopes will be future economic development opportunities for Arizona. Brewer says she was in contact with dozens of business and government officials with the financial capability to invest here.
August 30, 2013
Recent reports that hundreds of sick desert tortoises at a Nevada sanctuary might have to be put down have triggered a public outcry. The animals are found in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. Desert tortoises have trundled across the Southwest for 200 million years.
August 30, 2013

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