KJZZ News

Officer In Critical Condition
Phoenix police have identified the officer involved in a New Year’s Eve shooting after he tried to stop the car of some armed robbery suspects. Thirty-four-year-old Officer Scott Sefranka is a seven-year veteran, who was shot when one of the suspects grabbed his weapon, according to Commander Louis Tovar.
Jan. 3, 2014
Mesa City Council Approves Pay Hikes
The next mayor and city council in Mesa will make a lot more money. The current city council approved the pay hikes last month.
Jan. 3, 2014
Ethanol Leaking From Tanker
Ethanol is still leaking from a railcar near downtown Phoenix. The fire department responded to the leak in a Union Pacific rail yard at 4 a.m. on Friday.
Jan. 3, 2014
American Airlines To Keep Old Logo
American Airlines employees voted to keep the airline’s one year old logo. The Texas based carrier merged with Tempe based U.S. Airways last year.
Jan. 3, 2014
Grid Bike Share Launch In Phoenix Delayed
Beta testing is underway for the bike share program that’s rolling out in three Valley cities, but riders in Phoenix won’t be able to rent the bikes as early as was hoped for.
Jan. 2, 2014
Expanded Health Care Doesn
Health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act went into effect Jan. 1, around the country and here in Arizona. But Valley hospitals say the number of people receiving medical care hasn’t changed – yet.
Jan. 2, 2014
New Report Shows Job Growth
A new report shows employment in Arizona grew by almost 2 percent between November 2012 and November of 2013.
Jan. 2, 2014
Arizona Population Among Youngest
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show Arizona has one of the younger populations in the country.
Jan. 2, 2014
McCain Wants Afghan President To Sign Security Agreement
Arizona Sen. John McCain, in Afghanistan with several other U.S. senators, said they have warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the consequences of failing to sign a key security agreement with the United States.
Jan. 2, 2014
Arizona Border Search Case May Go To The Supreme Court
A Tucson lawyer has asked the United States Supreme Court to take up a case that may help determine just how thoroughly border officials can search electronics from U.S. citizens without reasonable suspicion.
Jan. 2, 2014
Federal Judge Allows For Release Of SB 1070 Documents And Emails
A federal judge is allowing challengers to the state’s immigration law, SB 1070, to see what advice advocacy groups are giving state lawmakers.
Jan. 2, 2014
Legislative Session Resumes On Jan. 13
The Arizona legislative session will be starting soon, but one political expert doubts there will be any big surprises.
Jan. 2, 2014
Environmental Advocate Says Backcountry And Roadless Lands Need To Be Preserved
Oil and gas development, along with timber extraction are threatening some of the nation’s backcountry and roadless land, according to an environmental advocate with the National Wildlife Federation.
Jan. 2, 2014
Litter Of Lions Born At Reid Park Zoo In Tucson
In an effort to make sure there is as little stress on the mother and cubs as possible, she says it’ll be 6-8 weeks before the cubs are put on exhibit.
Jan. 2, 2014
Christmas Tree Recycling Locations
The holidays are over but don't throw out that Christmas tree. Recycle it instead.
Jan. 2, 2014
Tijuana-Ensenada Toll Road Collapse No Surprise To Mexican Geologists
One of the most scenic portions of the coastal highway between Tijuana and Ensenada collapsed on Dec. 28, plunging a cement truck at least 100 feet toward the sea. Geologists had warned the area was unstable for decades.
Jan. 1, 2014
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours Make An Effort
Starting Wednesday, Grand Canyon National Park is reducing fees for air tour operators who use technology to quiet the sound of aircraft.
Jan. 1, 2014
Best Of KJZZ
This week's second hour of our special holiday version of "KJZZ's Here and Now" features some of the more interesting and unique interviews of the year. Celebrate the New Year by revisiting some of the best moments of 2013.
Jan. 1, 2014
Former Fiesta Bowl Leader Asks For Sentencing Delay
The former leader of the Fiesta Bowl, John Junker, is asking for another delay in his sentencing on a federal court conviction in a campaign-finance scheme.
Jan. 1, 2014
Renzi Asks For Delay
A former member of the state’s congressional delegation is asking for a delay in the date he is to report to prison.
Jan. 1, 2014

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