KJZZ News

Andrew Thomas Disbarment Hearings: Former Thomas Deputy On the Defensive
Former deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon took the stand on Tuesday to defend the decision to charge numerous county officials with racketeering two years ago. Aubuchon and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are accused of filing the charges as political retaliation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa Recall Election Not Likely to Lead to Changes in Law
Jerry Lewis won last week’s recall election against Russell Pearce in Mesa’s legislative district 18.  But there were three people on the ballot, of whom was accused of being a sham candidate.
Sept. 20, 2013
Goldwater Institute Sues Clean Elections Commission Over Advertising
The Goldwater Institute wants the Clean Elections Commission to stop an advertising campaign it claims is illegal self promotion.  The think tank filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court  this week claiming Clean Elections does not have the authority to spend millions on voter outreach.
Sept. 20, 2013
Missing Mesa Woman FOUND!
Felicita Ramirez was located by a family member in Tempe.  She is now back with her family and was found in good condition.  Ramirez walked away from her Dialysis center at 1209 N Country Club, Mesa, AZ at approximately 8:00 PM on 12/01/2011.
Sept. 20, 2013
States Introduce More Immigration Bills in 2011, Enact Fewer
State legislatures introduced more bills dealing with immigration this year than last….but fewer measures were enacted.  From Phoenix, Mark Brodie reports.  The new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows lawmakers introduced more than 1600 bills and resolutions related to immigrants this year, with 306 becoming law.
Sept. 20, 2013
Prosecutor to release Fiesta Bowl investigation findings
I’m Paul Atkinson in the KJZZ Newsroom.  On Wednesday morning, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will release results of an investigation into alleged improprieties involving the Fiesta Bowl.
Sept. 20, 2013
Whats Your Name, Baby?
The list of Arizona's most popular baby names of 2011 is in -- from Phoenix, KJZZ's Lynn Kelly has the story...The Arizona Department of Health Services released the list and Jacob and Isabella remain at the top of the heap.
Sept. 20, 2013
Bill Heywood Remembered
KJZZ's Dennis Lambert and KTAR personality Michael Dixon share memories of  fellow broadcaster Bill Heywood.Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead Wednesday inside a Scottsdale hotel. Both died of gunshot wounds, but police are not searching for anyone else in connection with the case.
Sept. 20, 2013
Light Flu Season in Arizona So Far
The State Department of Health Services says Arizona’s flu season continues to be relatively mild. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Steve Goldstein reports. STEVE GOLDSTEIN: In the first week of 2012, the Department of Health Services documented seven confirmed cases of influenza—which occurred in four Arizona counties.
Sept. 20, 2013
Independent Redistricting Commission running low on cash
Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission says it needs more money. The IRC has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees over the past several months, and more lawsuits may be coming.
Sept. 20, 2013
Attorney asks why landfill search for missing girl took so long
The attorney representing missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley is questioning why police are choosing now to begin searching a huge landfill south of Phoenix for the girl’s body.Attorney Scott Maasen is asking why police would wait weeks and weeks to begin searching if they already had information the child’s body was in the landfill.
Sept. 20, 2013
KJZZ Feb 2012 - Blues Beat
 Bob Corritore Recognized By Governor's OfficeKJZZ’s Sunday Blues host Bob Corritore was recognized by the Office of the Governor for his “contributions to blues music throughout the State of Arizona….
Sept. 20, 2013
Listen to the Latino Education Gap special
On Friday, Feb. 3, KJZZ broadcast a one-hour special on the Latino Education Gap. More than one-third of Latino students are considered English Language Learners and more Latino students are living in poverty than any other minority.
Sept. 20, 2013
A Look Back At Arizonas Indian Boarding Schools
In 1969, Indian boarding schools were labeled a national tragedy. Letitia Chambers, director of the Heard Museum, explains their significance in Arizona’s history and the Indian culture. Chambers says boarding schools were started by United States government in the 1870s to destroy the Indian culture.
Sept. 20, 2013
County court tower finally a reality
The Maricopa County Court building that was the focus of investigations, lawsuits and legal battles was formally dedicated this afternoon. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former county attorney Andrew Thomas accused county supervisors and judges of misspending county money.
Sept. 20, 2013
Centennial Minute: Ranches
This month, Arizona turns 100. KJZZ is marking the centennial each week in February with stories of our state’s history, people and places. We're calling it the Centennial Minute. This morning, authors and Arizona residents Fred DuVal and Lisa Schnebly Heidinger tell us about generations-old ranching families in Arizona.
Sept. 20, 2013
CDC advises whooping cough vaccine for the elderly
A federal advisory panel is recommending that doctors administer a childhood vaccine to the elderly as well. That comes after an increase in the number of whooping cough cases in adults. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.
Sept. 20, 2013
Republicans vote in Arizona presidential preference election
Many Republicans voting in today’s presidential preference election are turning in their mail-in ballots at the polls or casting provisional ballots. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Paul Atkinson reports. Sharon Aimes collects signatures for a congressional candidate outside a polling place in Gilbert.
Sept. 20, 2013
Security breech affects U.S. Airways flight in Philadelphia
DENNIS LAMBERT: A U.S. Airways Express flight was just 15 seconds from touchdown at Philadelphia International Airport yesterday morning when air traffic controllers saw a Jeep barreling down the runway.
Sept. 20, 2013

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