KJZZ News

Canadian Snowbirds Flock To Arizona
It is November and that means we are running into our annual nemeses, crowded freeways, crowded parking lots. Let's just say everything seems more crowded.
Nov. 15, 2013
First Intravenous Drip Bar Opens
A "drip bar" in Old Town Scottsdale is putting a new spin on taking your vitamins.The Drip Room offers customers vitamins through an intravenous feed.
Nov. 15, 2013
KJZZ Correspondent Achieves Personal Victory
KJZZ's own Nick Blumberg recently competed in a charity triathlon, a massive athletic undertaking that comprised 1/100th of an Ironman. Don't act like you're not impressed.
Nov. 15, 2013
Arizona Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Must Turn Over Evidence
The Arizona Supreme Court has approved a new rule that may help people convicted of a crime. The help could come from and unlikely source, prosecutors.
Nov. 15, 2013
Endangered Red Squirrel Population Increases By 59 Squirrels
Arizona Game and Fish says it is very encouraged after completing its annual count of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel.
Nov. 15, 2013
Traffic Accidents Among Leading Causes Of Child Death
A new report from the Department of Health Services says 894 Arizona children died last year, and over a third of the deaths were preventable.
Nov. 15, 2013
Mesa Public Schools Governing Board To Start Meetings Will Moment Of Silence
The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board is changing its long-standing practice of starting meetings with a prayer.
Nov. 15, 2013
ADOT Warns Adverse Driving Conditions Caused By Strong Winds And Blowing Dust
A pair of cold fronts moving through Arizona in the next few days could create hazardous driving conditions, according to the Department of Transportation.
Nov. 15, 2013
Tucson Schools Desegregation Plan Rejected
The latest desegregation plan for the Tucson Unified School district is being rejected.
Nov. 15, 2013
 McDonald Observatory In Texas Retrofits Historic Telescope
The jet black skies in remote sections of the Southwest are the perfect setting for astronomers. Besides the Palomar Observatory in San Diego and the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz., there’s the McDonald Observatory in Texas, now marking its 75th anniversary.
Nov. 15, 2013
 A Kangaroo In Texas: Little Joey Escapes
MIDLAND, Texas — Dispatchers were in disbelief late Tuesday when they took 911 calls about a kangaroo ambling down a rural road.
Nov. 15, 2013
Net Metering Vote Allows Marginal Rate Increase For Solar Power Customers
Arizona Public Service didn’t get what it asked for from the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Nov. 14, 2013
 Whooping Cough Cases Prompt Officials To Push Vaccinations
After 32 whooping cough cases were discovered at a high school in Albuquerque, officials began urging parents to get their teens a booster shot to stop the spread of the illness.
Nov. 14, 2013
Southwestern Prairie Dog Will Not Be Considered Endangered
A prairie dog found in four Southwestern states will not be listed as endangered or threatened.
Nov. 14, 2013
Thirteen People Arrested In Pinal County
Pinal County sheriff’s deputies have arrested 13 people in what Sheriff Paul Babeu said was a human and drug smuggling operation. Babeu said a deputy on patrol became suspicious when two cars with one or two people in them exited Interstate 8, then reentered the freeway with passengers.
Nov. 14, 2013
ADOT Prepares Snow Plow Drivers
The Arizona Department of Transportation is getting its snowplow drivers ready for the coming winter season.
Nov. 14, 2013
Arizona Foreclosure Filings Down
Foreclosure filings in Arizona were down year-to-year, for the 23rd consecutive month, in October. Statistics released on Thursday by the home data provider RealtyTrac showed a decline of more than 60 percent from September and nearly 55 percent from Oct. 2012.
Nov. 14, 2013
Heated Testimony Before The Arizona Corporation Commission
An effort by Arizona Public Service to require new solar customers to help pay the cost of maintaining the electrical grid is leading to some heated testimony before the state Corporation Commission. APS said it is only fair solar users share in net metering, rather than passing the costs to non-solar customers.
Nov. 14, 2013
Lockheed Martin Leaving
Lockheed Martin is leaving Goodyear and taking about 600 jobs with it. The defense company is scheduled to close its Valley plant by mid 2015.
Nov. 14, 2013
McCain Co-Sponsors Legislation
Arizona Sen. John McCain is co-sponsoring legislation to address Border Patrol overtime issues, reforms which could save taxpayers $1 billion over the next decade, according to the Cronkite News Service.
Nov. 14, 2013

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