Wildfire season in Arizona and the West is getting longer, and the potential for catastrophic fires is growing. Journalist Michael Kodas has been in Arizona following the aftermath of the Yarnell Hill Fire.
It’s a bird, no, it’s a dinosaur. Well actually, it’s an ostrich, that is believed to be both.
The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch at Picacho Peak. (Photo by Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez-KJZZ)
Really, an ostrich? North Carolina paleontologists found that the soft tissue inside the thigh bone of a 65 million year-old unearthed T-Rex skeleton looked identical to that of an ostrich.
Attorneys for those in the Deferred Action Program are
back in court, in an effort to force Arizona
to grant their clients driver's licenses. The licenses have been denied by
Governor Brewer under a state law that says people have to prove they're
authorized to be in the country to get a license.
State police in Phoenix have seized a load of heroin worth about $1.5 million. It is the agency’s biggest heroin bust in memory, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves.
The largest heroin bust in Arizona DPS memory occured when 60 pounds of the drug were found in three West Phoenix homes.
Valley residents now have three times more choices, if they are in the
mood for some outlet shopping. Directory for the Phoenix Premium Outlets. (Photo by Mark Brodie-KJZZ)
We now have three outlet malls close by, two of which have opened in the last 12 months, and that raises some questions.
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a New York man for allegedly stalking and threatening two
national television commentators and an Arizona
woman. 48-year-old David Simpson was arrested in Bath, NY
after Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he became attached to convicted murderer Jodi
Arias during her trial, and sent tweets to the victims.
Arizona students entering third grade this year are the
first group of kids that may be held back because of their reading level. More than 18,000 children are at risk of repeating third grade. For the past three years, the Arizona State Board of
Education prepared schools across the state to make sure that children can read
at an acceptable level at third grade.
This week, Sprouts Farmers Market announced it is going public. Sprouts is one of many, many grocery options in the Valley. Tim James, professor of economics at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University said the Phoenix market city, not grocery, is in some ways unique.
Members of the Gila River Indian community will hand deliver a civil rights complaint to the state transportation department Tuesday.
The South Mountain freeway project has been 30 years in the making.
A DPS officer and his wife face multiple years in prison after being convicted by a Santa Cruz County jury on conspiracy, money
laundering and theft charges. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says Horacio
and Carmen Lomelil were found guilty of taking checks from her employer,
Nogales-based Sierra Seed, and depositing the money in their personal checking
account, over a five year period.
Some of the first medical marijuana dispensaries the state licensed will get more time to open their doors. The Department of Health Services had given dispensaries a year to open saying their authorizations would expire unless they met the deadline, but attorney Paul Conant filed suit to stop that saying some of his clients could not comply, in part because some communities failed to provide the needed zoning.
An apparent E. coli outbreak has been linked to a Mexican restaurant
in Litchfield Park. So far, 11 people have been hospitalized who ate food from
Frederico’s Mexican restaurant around July 23. Jeanene Fowler is with Maricopa
County Public Health.
wolves may be getting more room to roam here in Arizona. The federal government might give the animals 10 times more space than
they currently have in the Southwest.These days, endangered
Mexican gray wolves are limited to an area on the Arizona/New Mexico border, but the U.
Much to the chagrin of the Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office and many team front offices, general news headlines
devoted to the sport in recent weeks were focused on when suspensions would be
announced for players who were connected to the Biogenesis Clinic, linked to
banned performance-enhancing drugs.
The Federal Communications Commission has voted to make long distance phone calls from prison inmates more affordable. It is an issue that prison reform advocates have pressed for a decade. According to a statement released by the FCC, an estimated 2.
The stock prices for American Airlines and US Airways did not take kindly to yesterday’s news that the justice department would try to block the companies’ merger. Tempe-based US Airways watched shares sink 13 percent.
Arizona is no longer among the top ten states with the highest number of foreclosure starts, according to housing data firm RealtyTrac -- for the first time since February 2007. The state saw 3,300 new foreclosure filings in July, a slight increase from the previous month but a 60 percent decrease since last year.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to name a new county assessor Monday. Former assessor Keith Russell resigned when he was appointed to serve as a Mesa justice of the peace in June.
Firefighters in the Mogollon Rim continue to watch the
lightning-started Egypt Fire. Coconino National Forest Spokesman Dean Jones
says the target burn area for the fire is about 6,000 acres, and that people in
the area have nothing to worry about.