KJZZ.org's Top 5 Most-Viewed Stories Of 2019

By KJZZ News
Published: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:02am
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:24am

The KJZZ News team has spent the past year reporting on breaking news, business, education, science, the border and more around Arizona.

Here is a look back at the five most-viewed stories on KJZZ.org in 2019.

1. Flintstones-Themed Bedrock City In Arizona Quietly Closes After Nearly 50 Years

entrance to Flintstones Bedrock City
Allyson Bradley
The entrance to Flintstone's Bedrock City in January 2019.

Bedrock City was a modern Stone Age family theme park — featuring Flintstones-inspired concrete houses, a dinosaur slide, theater, restaurant and gift shop. The roadside attraction closed for good in late January.

2. Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Scheduled To Open

loop 202 south mountain freeway
Arizona Department of Transportation
An aerial view of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.

Nearly 35 years after Maricopa County voters first approved funding it, the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway opened in December.

3. Teacher Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy

Brittany Zamora
Arizona Republic/Pool
Brittany Zamora at her sentencing on July 12, 2019.

In July, a judge sentenced former teacher Brittany Zamora to 20 years in prison and two terms of lifetime probation for molesting a 13-year-old student.

4. Jury Dismissed In Border Aid Worker Trial

Scott Warren, center, flanked by his attorneys
Michel Marizco/KJZZ
Scott Warren (center), flanked by his attorneys, in June 2019.

In June, the jury in the trial of No More Deaths activist Scott Warren unable to reach a verdict. The jury deliberated nearly 12 hours over two days before telling the judge they weren’t able to agree.

5. Scottsdale-Based SuperShuttle Shutting Down

SuperShuttle
Sky Schaudt/KJZZ
A SuperShuttle leaving Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Dec. 12, 2019.

SuperShuttle, which is headquartered in Scottsdale, is shutting down operations in December.

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