KJZZ News

State Concerned Hollywood Film Will Impact Turtle-Buying Trend
Officials at the Arizona Game and Fish Department are worried a newly released film will prompt a pet-sale trend. The agency says over time this turns into a surge of unwanted animals.
Aug. 11, 2014
Regulation Changes Considered After Deadly Sprint Car Accident
A sprint car race accident over the weekend that caused the death of a driver has racetrack operators considering changes to their regulations.
Aug. 11, 2014
Court Rules Arizona Prison Officials Violated Death-Row Inmates Rights
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona prison officials violated a death-row inmate's rights when they read a letter from him to his attorney. The court said that violation infringed on the inmate’s right to counsel.
Aug. 11, 2014
Phoenix Police To Hire 300 New Officers
For the first time in five years, the Phoenix Police Department will be hiring new officers.
Aug. 11, 2014
Judge Denies Milkes Germany Travel Request
A Superior Court judge had denied a request by an Arizona woman who is charged with her son’s murder to visit her sick mother in Germany.
Aug. 11, 2014
Law Enforcement Trains In Child Trafficking Trends
Officers from the Department of Public Safety and six other Arizona law enforcement agencies are returning from a workshop on trends in child exploitation and trafficking.
Aug. 11, 2014
GOP Party Chair To Candidates: Cool It
The rhetoric in the Republican gubernatorial primary race is getting so nasty state Party Chairman Robert Graham is urging the candidates to cool it.
Aug. 11, 2014
County Attorney Raising Awareness Of Hot Car Dangers
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is trying to increase awareness of the problem of leaving kids or pets inside a parked car.
Aug. 11, 2014
Midweek Rain A Possibility
The Valley could be in for another round of thunderstorms this week.
Aug. 11, 2014
Interior Secretary Visits South Mountain For Special Anniversary
South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the country. On Saturday, it hosted the U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for a special anniversary.
Aug. 11, 2014
NAU Rejects Medical Marijuana Research Proposal
Northern Arizona University says it will not allow a medical marijuana study on combat veterans to happen at its campus. The request came from a marijuana researcher whose position was eliminated at the University of Arizona.
Aug. 11, 2014
Horne Trying To Stop Clean Elections Investigation
Monday the Maricopa County Superior Court will hear arguments to stop an investigation into Attorney General Tom Horne.
Aug. 11, 2014
Public Hearing Focuses On Proposed Expansion Of Mexican Gray Wolf Habitat
State and federal wildlife managers are at odds over a proposal to expand protected habitat for Mexican Gray Wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. A public hearing on the issue is scheduled for Monday in Pinetop.
Aug. 11, 2014
Teen Dies In Rappelling Accident That Killed Firefighter
A teenage boy who was critically injured while rappelling down Camelback Mountain on Friday has died.
Aug. 10, 2014
New VA Secretary Visits Phoenix Medical Center
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald met with veterans, medical staff and veterans support organizations at the Phoenix VA medical center on Friday. The secretary also took the time to announce several actions the administration would take in the coming weeks.
Aug. 8, 2014
Economists Determine The Happiest Cities In The U.S.
A trio of economists is trying to identify the happiest and unhappiest cities in the United States.
Aug. 8, 2014
Glendale City Council To Vote On Proposed Casino
The Glendale City Council next week is scheduled to vote on a draft agreement with the Tohono O’odham Nation on its proposed casino near the city.
Aug. 8, 2014
Emerging Designer Fashion Show Features Valley Designers
Some up-and-coming fashion designers will have a chance to show their stuff Friday night, and try to make some sales.
Aug. 8, 2014
Lo Los Taking Chicken And Waffles Concept Nationwide
The Valley's long-time soul-food favorite is getting into franchising, a strategy that's both good for growth and risky for the beloved brand.
Aug. 8, 2014
Government Agencies Face Staffing Shortages As More Workers Retire
Potential shortages in public safety and other government agencies are a concern across the country as experienced workers leave their positions.
Aug. 8, 2014

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