KJZZ News

Exhibit at Arizona Science Center brings van Gogh to life
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Two ex-Fiesta Bowl executives sentenced for illegal campaign donation scheme
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Tucson representative Dan Patterson remains in office
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
DHS Reports: Immigration officials did not mislead on jail ID system
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Disbarment of former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Glendale officials looking to fill budget hole left by hockey
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Truck carrying 280,000 rounds of ammo to Phoenix makes a wrong turn in Juarez
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.
Sept. 20, 2013
Gov. Brewer gives State of the State address
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer used her annual State of the State address to call for lower taxes and less regulation in the next century. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports the economy was the focus of her speech.
Sept. 20, 2013
In Texas, a push to stop scammers targeting immigrants
The logjam in Washington over immigration reform has led to an unintended consequence: Fraud. For years, the federal government in San Antonio has targeted so-called “notarios,” or scammers who promise miracles to immigrants who need legal papers.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arguments on SB 1070 begin Wednesday at U.S. Supreme Court
Arizona will defend its controversial piece of immigration legislation before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. At issue is whether the state law complements or conflicts with federal law. From Phoenix, Devin Browne reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Al Macias
KJZZ’s Managing Editor Al Macias is part of an elite class of trusted, veteran journalists who have covered Arizona news for more than 30 years.When he’s not investigating, reporting, producing or helping KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd determine which stories the news team should pursue, Macias helps oversee daily operations for the KJZZ newsroom and Fronteras: the Changing America Desk.
Sept. 20, 2013
Police: 5 dead in shooting in Gilbert home
GILBERT, Ariz. (Associated Press) — Five people died in a shooting Wednesday at a Phoenix-area home, where the investigation was slowed by concerns there could be hazardous materials in 55-gallon drums in the backyard.
Sept. 20, 2013
Coyotes, NHL on track for new ownership
The National Hockey League is on the cusp of selling the Phoenix Coyotes to an ownership group that will keep the team in the Valley.From Phoenix, KJZZ's Steve Goldstein reports.STEVE GOLDSTEIN: The recent off-ice history of the Coyotes has been a saga of bankruptcy, lawsuits, and potential owners who pulled out before a sale agreement could be finalized.
Sept. 20, 2013
DOJ: Sheriffs office disregarded the Constitution
The U.S. Justice Department filed a federal lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his office and the county on Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio responded to news of the Department of Justice's lawsuit at a press conference Thursday in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Close call in Tempe mayoral race
Votes tallied Tuesday for Tempe Mayor left the city without a declared winner. Mike O’Neil, a pollster with O’Neil Associates, analyzes election results and whether Mark Mitchell can overcome Michael Monti’s slim lead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Border committee meets in Phoenix to address smuggling
Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle says to stop narcotics from flowing across the border, the U.S. government must be as innovative, flexible and nimble as Mexican drug cartels. KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports on a Congressional hearing held Monday in Phoenix.
Sept. 20, 2013
Celebrate Miles Davis Birthday this Friday!
Memorial Day weekend gets off to a great start as we celebrate the birthday anniversary of jazz legend Miles Davis. From "Kind of Blue," one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, to "Bitches Brew," Miles Davis was a visionary who led the evolution of jazz from haunting melodies and bop to the birth of the cool and electric fusion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cigarette ban may have cleared out more than smoke
Five years ago this month the Smoke Free Arizona act went into effect. A Valley bar owner and a health services expert talk about how the act changed the Arizona bar scene. Mark DeSimone, owner of the Hidden House Cocktail Lounge in Phoenix, says the Smoke Free Arizona act did more to hurt business and drive away customers in his bar than the recession or crackdown on DUI laws.
Sept. 20, 2013
Valleys average home prices rose 10 percent in three months
The Phoenix area is the top market in the nation for gains in housing prices. The real estate tracking firm Clear Capital says the average price in the Valley rose nearly 10 percent in just the last three months.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Legislature sues Independent Redistricting Commission
The Arizona Legislature has sued the Independent Redistricting Commission. The federal suit asks the court to give the job of redrawing Congressional districts every ten years back to state lawmakers. From Phoenix, KJZZ's Mark Brodie reports.
Sept. 20, 2013

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