Arizona will feel the lingering effects of a late-winter storm that brought gusting winds and sporadic rain and hail to lower elevations. Snow blanketed northern Arizona. Flagstaff is digging out from two feet of snow that shut down Interstate 40.
Saguaro National Park in Tucson has banned the sale of disposable bottled soda or water from vending machines. Instead, the park now has stations where visitors can refill their own reusable water bottles.
An exhibit at the Arizona Science center brings the paintings and writing of Vincent van Gogh to life through video screens, music and animation. Van Gogh Alive has its North American debut at the Arizona Science Center.
Two former Fiesta Bowl employees have been ordered to pay a fine for their roles in making illegal campaign contributions. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. The Fiesta Bowl’s former vice president of media relations, Shawn Schoeffler, received a $4,600 fine and 100 hours of community service under a sentence imposed by Maricopa County Superior Court judge Douglas Rayes.
Majority Republicans in the Arizona House agreed to speed up an ethics case against Representative Dan Patterson, House minority leader Chad Campbell talks about the case and delay in expelling Patterson.
The Department of Homeland Security says it did not mislead state and local law enforcement officials in allowing a system into jails that helps identify illegal immigrants with criminal records. A member of Congress had asked for a review of the ‘Secure Communities’ program after concerns that people with no criminal records were deported.
KJZZ reporter Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez gives an update on the disbarment of Andrew Thomas, and we get insight from Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. Bolick describes Thomas as a “very bright lawyer who went wrong.
The Glendale City Council begins a daylong budget session Tuesday to figure out how to close a $35 million shortfall. The recession and payments to the National Hockey League have left the city in a hole.
Mexican customs inspectors seized a semi-truck loaded with 280,000 rounds of ammunition Tuesday evening at the Juarez border crossing. The truck and its cargo were headed for a Phoenix distributor, who says the truck driver made a wrong turn.
Phoenix will inaugurate a new mayor for the first time in eight years. Mayor-elect Greg Stanton will be sworn in Tuesday morning at the Orpheum Theater along with council members in four districts. Former Governor Rose Mofford will swear-in Stanton at 10 a.
Maricopa County Public Health has announced the first recorded death of an infant from whooping cough since 2009. According to the county health department, almost 700 cases of pertussis – or whooping cough – were recorded in 2011, a 40 percent increase over the previous year.
Arizona Representative John Kavanagh talks about finalizing the state budget and how close this year's legislative session is to closing.Kavanaugh says getting out of the fiscal crisis has been extremely difficult and frustrating, and the new plan is to match budget growth to the slow return of the economy.
PHOENIX (Associated Press) — Police on Monday released some of the 911 calls in the case of a former neo-Nazi who allegedly fatally shot four people before turning a gun on himself in a Phoenix suburb.
Gilbert residents will get to hear updates about the J.T. Ready murder-suicide investigation Thursday. The Gilbert Police Department will host a community meeting at the Town Hall Council Chamber near Gilbert and Warner roads.
Wally Covington, executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, explains why certain parts of Arizona are prone to wildfires and what can be done to minimize their damage.Covington says fire season usually isn’t anything to worry about if proper precautions are taken and control of the flames is maintained.
The most active wildfire burning in Arizona, the Gladiator Fire north of Crown King, has charred more than 13,000 acres since breaking out last Sunday. More than 1,100 fire personnel are battling the fire, which is 15 percent contained.
More than 700,000 Arizonans are expected to travel this holiday weekend. And, if they all do, it would be around a one and a half percent increase over last year’s Memorial Day travel. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.