A Scottsdale man has been sentenced for stealing cacti from
public lands in Arizona. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.
MARK BRODIE: U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver this week sentenced
46-year-old Kenneth Brian Cobb to five years of supervised probation and eight
months of weekend incarceration for the theft.
The number of states granting driver's licenses to young immigrants
who qualify for an Obama administration program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is growing. KJZZ's Jude
Joffe-Block reports Arizona is one of the last remaining states to deny
licenses to these immigrants.
One of the largest private employers in Arizona appears to close to a merger. As KJZZ’s Nick Blumberg reports, US Airways and bankrupt American Airlines may be near a deal that’s been long in the making.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released the findings of an internal investigation into hundreds of uninvestigated or mishandled sex crimes. If you want a copy of the report, it’ll cost you 50 cents a page.
There is another effort to exchange federal land for environmentally sensitive land in eastern Arizona. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake introduced a bill yesterday that would swap federal land with similar sized parcels owned by the Resolution Copper Company.
U.S. 89 in northern Arizona has been closed until further notice due to a sizable section of the highway which has buckled and collapsed about 25 miles south of Page. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Lynn Kelly reports.
Spring training baseball is underway. In Florida and Arizona, teams are taking the field to show fans and foes what they've got. Each team has loyal followers, but arguably the most diehard root for the team from the north side of Chicago.
Teaching Arizona’s students is a challenge at every grade level, but perhaps especially so in the nation’s largest community college system. Of recent high school graduates coming into the Maricopa Community Colleges, 40 percent can’t read at a college level, and 30 percent can’t write at a college level.
It’s only five miles from downtown Phoenix, but South Mountain Park is another world. It’s
the largest city park in the country, with acres of saguaros, hiking trails and
wide-open spaces. This time of year, it’s an antidote to city life.
For more than a decade, the public radio project StoryCorps
has been inviting America to sit down and chat.
Lisa Polito, left, and Leslee Dean are traveling with StoryCorps -- which is parked at Phoenix Art Museum through March 23.
The Arizona Senate has given its approval to a
resolution allowing the state to challenge federal government orders. It would allow the state to reject orders
it believes are unconstitutional.
man faces two murder charges after the discovery of human remains in a backyard.
Landscapers found the bodies buried in a wooden box at a house that used to
belong to Alan Champagne’s mother.
History was made this week at the Phoenix
Herpetological Society when an alligator swam with a prosthetic tail for the first time. President of the society,
Russ Johnson says the tail will enable the gator to walk and swim like the rest
of his predatory kin, but it may take some time for the gator to adjust.
Today marks 50 years since the arrest of Ernesto Miranda, the Mesa man whose name became synonymous with
the rights of criminal suspects.From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve
Goldstein reports on the lasting impact of the Supreme Court case that bears
Tucson may follow in the
steps of Phoenix voters who approved city pension reforms last week. Tucson’s vice-mayor says the city is facing a
$15 million budget gap caused by escalating retirement benefits.
A Scottsdale Police Commander has accepted a job as police chief in Casa Grande. KJZZ’s Dennis Lambert has more.Casa Grande’s deputy City Manager, Larry Raines says Johnny Cervantes will replace Chief Bob Huddleston, who is retiring March 31.
It seemed like a good idea three weeks ago. That’s when ASU rolled out the new and improved version of its iconic mascot, Sparky the Sun Devil. But the university announced Monday it's already planning to change the new version.
The state Transportation Department says it has come up with
a temporary solution for drivers heading to Page and Lake Powell. The move was
necessitated by a landslide last month on part of Route 89, which caused the roadway
Arizona officials will be watching closely as the U.S. Supreme
Court considers gay marriage today. The outcome of the case could impact a
lawsuit over benefits for domestic partners for gay state and university
A bill to require courts to hold initial hearings in
custody cases sooner will go to the governor, after winning the approval of the
state House of Representatives Wednesday. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has