Opening statements are set for today in the capital murder
trial of Arizona
fugitive John McCluskey. McCluskey is facing 20 counts in the murder of an Oklahoma couple, following his escape from an Arizona prison.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing
an ozone high pollution advisory today for just the third time this year. National
Weather Service Meteorologist Austin Jamison says the pollution can be a
problem for people with repertory problems and even healthy people who exercise
Arizona State University students returned to class on Thursday, but many students have already been busy and not necessarily in a good way. Tempe police report that 371 people were arrested in the first three days of their Operation Safe and Sober campaign.
Tempe police said they were even busier the second weekend of their campaign to crack down on underage drinking. Many of those detained were college students. Officers arrested 486 people last weekend.
There's a warning this morning that a new appellate court
ruling could make police officers think twice about performing rescues. The
case involves Department of Public Safety officer Ross Read who permanently injured his knee while rescuing
a woman who had flipped her truck.
Cotton is one
of Arizona’s largest cash crops – and now it’s going digital. The University of
Arizona just released new tools for cotton farmers: smartphone apps.
Cotton app gives farmers access to U of A research, and allows them to predict and
compare their cotton growth.
A rescue helicopter team had to be called out Sunday to get
a 40-year-old woman off a mountain in Scottsdale.
Captain Danny Ables of the Scottsdale Fire Department said the woman lost her
way while hiking the Gateway
in the Scottsdale Preserve.
The Arizona Court of Appeals has upheld the right of a
homeowner to put up a for sale sign, despite a homeowner's association ban. The
ruling comes in the case of Robert and Cecilia Hawk, who bought a lot in a
planned community in Flagstaff
An Arizona woman convicted in connection with the murder of her 4-year-old son in 1989, has been granted bail. Debra Milke is awaiting retrial on the charges. The retrial and bail are the result of a now questionable confession.
This weekend’s pro-reform homilies will not be the Catholic Church’s only move to influence policy. Pope Francis plans to lead several hours of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria tomorrow. That got KJZZ's Nick Blumberg thinking about how and how much religious leaders can affect the way people think about big social issues of the day.
Sedona City Council will decide whether it is going to take a stand on light pollution. It votes Monday on a resolution to seek approval from the International Dark-Sky Association. The label would both applaud Sedona’s dark skies and set guidelines to keep them that way.