KJZZ News

Security increase planned for Pats Run
Police in Tempe say security will be beefed up for this weekend's Pat's Run following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Sergeant Michael Pooley says everybody is troubled by what happened and they don't want a repeat at the event named for former ASU and Arizona Cardinals football star Pat Tillman.
Sept. 20, 2013
Pima Health Dept. contacting 174 in HIV, hepatitis dental scare
Patients of a Marana dental clinic may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases like hepatitis or HIV.The Pima County Health Department is currently contacting 174 dental patients who were seen at the T Dental Clinic in Marana between January and July 2010.
Sept. 20, 2013
Invasive Quagga mussels discovered at Lake Powell for first time
Arizona Game and Fish officials said 15 Quagga mussels have been found by scuba divers at Lake Powell’s popular Wahweap boat marina.  The invasive species look similar to a clam. They multiply very quickly and clog waterways, plus they eat all of the food that fish and other aquatic life need to survive.
Sept. 20, 2013
Voting opens for a new Sparky
The voting is now open to the public. ASU is giving the Sparky mascot costume a new look, again – but this time the university wants your input. Starting today, anyone associated with ASU, from students, staff and faculty, to alums, ticket holders and donors can log on to ASU’s website to pick their favorite costume.
Sept. 20, 2013
Poll shows support for McCain drops
A new survey says support for Republican Arizona Senator John McCain has dropped to its lowest level in 21 years. Jim Haynes of Phoenix-based Behavior Research says only 26 percent of state residents in the latest Rocky Mountain Poll, gave the veteran senator a positive approval rating.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mesa PD launches app to help them get closer to the public
Want to submit an anonymous tip to the police? Find crime info in your neighborhood? Well, Mesa Police Chief Frank Milstead says — wait for it — there’s an app for that. Sgt. Tony Landato shows off the new Mesa Police Department app.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Irma and Jes Quiroz
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
Red flag warnings issued for Arizonas forests
Strong winds and low humidity add up to a bad combination for Arizona’s forests. Forecasters warn that much of the northern half of Arizona will be ripe for wildfires Tuesday. The National Weather Service has posted red flag warnings starting at 11 a.
Sept. 20, 2013
Mark Grace almost done with Tent City time
Former Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman and broadcaster Mark Grace is about a month away from completing his four-month stay in the Tent City Jail. Grace is jailed by night and working as a hitting instructor at Salt River Fields by day, after a DUI conviction in Scottsdale last year.
Sept. 20, 2013
Williams drug ring bust results in 26 arrests
A task force has arrested 26 people in connection with a drug distribution ring based in Williams. The Department of Public Safety says its Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team made the arrests after a seven-month investigation into illegal drug sales by street gangs.
Sept. 20, 2013
StoryCorps Phoenix: Lilia Alvarez and Anna Berlenga
We are pleased to share the voices and conversations of our community from StoryCorps Phoenix. StoryCorps Phoenix is the project that records the stories of everyday people and archives them at the Library of Congress.
Sept. 20, 2013
GoDaddy to build tech center, add jobs in Tempe
The tech company GoDaddy unveiled plans to build a 150,000 square-foot building in Tempe on Tuesday. The new building will come with 300 new jobs over the next three years.  Governor Jan Brewer and GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving make footprints on a clay slab that will hang in the new building.
Sept. 20, 2013
Jodi Arias found guilty of first-degree murder
The jury has spoken in the Jodi Arias trial. Arias has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of former boyfriend Travis Alexander.The trial that began Jan. 2 ended at 1:50 p.m. after 15 hours of jury deliberation.
Sept. 20, 2013
Cops good deed becomes web sensation
A random act of kindness by a local cop has gone viral. The story of Natalie Simonick and her good deed has been shared more than 19,000 times -- and "liked" more than 140,000 times -- on the Phoenix Police Department’s Facebook page.
Sept. 20, 2013
Anonymous donor enables Phoenix PD to host third gun buyback
The Phoenix Police Department will host its third and final planned gun buyback this weekend after an anonymous donor gave $100,000 for the effort. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced a $100,000 anonymous donation to pay for this weekend's planned gun buyback program alongside Arizonans for Gun Safety President Hildy Saizow and Phoenix Police Commander Mike Kurtenbach.
Sept. 20, 2013
High-tech hotel thieves sought by police
Phoenix police are asking for help in finding two suspects involved in a string of "high-tech" hotel burglaries. Sergeant Darren Burch says the "hotel hackers" are using portable programming devices to gain access to rooms where they can take anything they want.
Sept. 20, 2013
The cost of rising student loan debt
College graduation is a huge milestone. It also starts a countdown -- six months until the first student loan payment is due. Americans owe close to $1 trillion in student loans right now. Last fall, student loan debt surpassed consumer credit like credit cards and car loans to become the country’s largest pool of debt.
Sept. 20, 2013

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