KJZZ News

Drug-trafficking ring in Tempe dismantled
Tempe police and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they have dismantled a drug-trafficking organization that was operating in Tempe.  From Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block reports that law enforcement are saying the ring had links to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maximum security prisoner plotted to kill fellow inmate, Arpaio
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a maximum security prisoner arrested for plotting to kill another inmate also hoped to assassinate Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Detectives arrested 29-year-old Samuel Matta Wednesday, an inmate in the state prison in Florence.
Sept. 20, 2013
Main road into Crown King closed after weekend mudslide
Road closures are a continued headache for drivers heading into Crown King. Thunderstorms on Saturday dumped 6 inches of rain on Crown King and caused a mudslide that forced the closure of Crown King Road, the main thoroughfare into town off Interstate 17.
Sept. 20, 2013
Phoenix area in top ten of deaths by auto accidents
The Phoenix metro area was ranked in the top ten among metro areas nationwide for the number of people killed in auto crashes in 2009. The numbers come from an analysis done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa Association of Governments welcomes new chair
Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers talks about being appointed chair of MAG and their plans for regional growth.Rogers says that MAG will certainly concentrate on air quality and transportation, but human services are also important.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voter registration for primary election ends Monday
Monday is the deadline to register for next month's primary election here in Arizona. KJZZ's Al Macias reports.You have until midnight July 30 to register for the primary election. If the registration form is mailed, it must be postmarked no later than midnight.
Sept. 20, 2013
AIMS results show small improvements
The results are in for Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards, or AIMS test, and state education officials say there were gains in all subject areas. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more. MARK BRODIE: The state education department says 60 percent of Arizona students passed the science section - a six percent increase over last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZDHS to hold lottery for medical marijuana dispensary licenses
The Arizona Department of Health Services will hold a lottery this morning to determine which individuals or businesses will get dispensary licenses for medical marijuana.  KJZZ's Dennis Lambert spoke to DHS Director Will Humble about the dispensary licenses.
Sept. 20, 2013
High ozone levels may continue through weekend
Friday will be the eighth day this year the Valley’s been under a high pollution warning. Continued high temperatures could lead to more ozone advisories through the weekend. All week, the Phoenix area has been under either an ozone watch or warning.
Sept. 20, 2013
The plan for shade in Phoenix
Phoenix Civic Space Park is located in downtown Phoenix. The city planted 115 trees here. (Photo courtesy of Phoenix Park and Recreation Department)This is KJZZ's Morning Edition, I'm Dennis Lambert. As you've been hearing in our series "Heat Wave," temperatures here in metro Phoenix are expected to increase in the years ahead.
Sept. 20, 2013
Hepatitis C tests now recommended for baby boomers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending all U.S. baby boomers born between 1945 and 9165 get a one-time test for viral Hepatitis C. One in 30 baby boomers has been infected with the virus, and most don't know it.
Sept. 20, 2013
Military job fair to be held in the Valley
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is providing a free job fair for military members, veterans and their spouses today. Hiring Our Heroes will be held at Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center from 10 a.m.
Sept. 20, 2013
Herb Paine: The 2012 Conventions ? Lost Opportunities
Jim Lehrer once noted that “the political conventions are among the few ‘shared’ national political events left.” If only this were still so.Americans don’t “share” the Conventions as they used to -- and the Parties are far from what they used to be.
Sept. 20, 2013
The shaking continues in Imperial County
California’s Imperial County continues to shake this morning. The area, located in the southern part of the state, west of Yuma, has experienced more than 400 earthquakes just since Sunday.The largest reported quake was magnitude 5.
Sept. 20, 2013
Arizona Legislature primary races shake out
The Arizona Legislature saw a number of competitive races in Tuesday’s primary election. House Speaker Andy Tobin will move on in the rural First District. Incumbent Representatives John Kavanagh and Michele Ugenti held off a challenge from Scottsdale School Board member Jennifer Petersen.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pinal County Sheriff cleared of abuse of power charges
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been cleared in an investigation into whether he abused his authority. Earlier this year, Sheriff Babeu’s former boyfriend Jose Orozco revealed Babeu is gay and claimed Babeu threatened him with deportation.
Sept. 20, 2013

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