KJZZ News

CPS Assigns Thousands Of Ignored Cases
Nearly half of the child abuse and neglect cases previously ignored in Arizona have now been assigned to investigators. Child Protective Services is now looking into just shy of 2,900 cases.
Dec. 24, 2013
Court Allows Class Action Suit In Gay State Workers Case
Lesbian and gay employees of the state of Arizona are now part of a class-action lawsuit over whether their domestic partners are eligible for health benefits.
Dec. 24, 2013
12 Juveniles, 6 Adults Charged In Underage Party Bust
Prescott Valley police have arrested 18 people after busting an underage party taking place inside a residence without the homeowner’s permission.
Dec. 24, 2013
Undocumented Families Of Military Personnel Can Obtain A Driver’s License
Some people who are not in the country legally, are going to be granted Arizona driver’s licenses, even as the state continues to deny the privilege to ‘Dreamers.’
Dec. 24, 2013
Ban On Wood-Burning Fireplaces And Stoves In Effect For Christmas Eve
Air quality authorities are making it official. Christmas Eve is a no burn day in Maricopa County.
Dec. 24, 2013
Children In Low-Income Homes Have Distinctly Different Brain Scans
Children growing up in low-income homes often develop at a slower rate, according to a new study.
Dec. 24, 2013
Rural Electricity
Arizona will receive federal money to improve electricity infrastructure in rural areas.
Dec. 23, 2013
Check Of Arizona Retailers Shows High Compliance Level
State officials said a check of stores across Arizona showed people are generally getting what they pay for, when they buy holiday items this year.
Dec. 23, 2013
Wilderness Society Honors Arizona Federal Land Managers
Two federal land managers from Arizona are being honored for their work in promoting conservation, while balancing multiple uses on Bureau of Land Management land.
Dec. 23, 2013
Red Rock Robbery Ends In Car Chase
An incident that began with the robbery of an adult boutique in Red Rock ended in the fatal shooting of a suspect by a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy.
Dec. 23, 2013
 Oil Lobby Speaks Out Against Ban On Crude Oil Exports
The oil and gas industry's most influential lobby group has begun a campaign to pressure Congress to repeal a ban on U.S. crude oil exports. The ban was imposed in 1975 to protect the national security interests of the United States following a devastating oil embargo imposed by OPEC.
Dec. 23, 2013
US and American To Merge Operations And Cultures
Tempe-based US Airways has officially started its merger with American Airlines, and the two companies will have to combine more than computer systems and work forces.
Dec. 23, 2013
Sheriff Arpaio
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office held community meetings on Saturday to explain court-ordered changes underway at the agency to prevent racial profiling.
Dec. 23, 2013
Congress Extends Visa Program For Iraqi And Afghan Interpreters
Just before its holiday break, Congress extended the special visa program for Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who have worked with U.S. forces. Advocates who fought to prolong and improve the program are celebrating.
Dec. 23, 2013
Salvation Army To Offer Dinner To Those In Need On Christmas
Director Mark Sorenson says there’s a lot more than a hot meal involved.
Dec. 23, 2013
Game and Fish Department Committed To Relocating Bighorn Sheep
The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it remains optimistic about the relocation of Bighorn Sheep to the Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson, despite the death of another sheep at the hands of a Mountain Lion.
Dec. 23, 2013
Extended Unemployment Benefits To End Saturday
Some 17,000 Arizonans who have been unable to find work are facing a new financial burden at the end of the week.
Dec. 23, 2013
Valley Housing Market Has Softened
The Valley’s housing market seems to have slowed a bit, not Great Recession slow, but slower than it was earlier in the year.
Dec. 20, 2013
Arizona Man Honored For Heroism
A northern Arizona man has been honored for helping rescue an elderly woman from her burning home. Robert Davies will receive a medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Dec. 20, 2013
Interactive Map Shows Median Housecome Income
The U.S. Census has just released the latest data on median household income across the country, and from our friends at "The Takeaway" there is an interactive map where you can see the numbers for your area of the Valley.
Dec. 20, 2013

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