KJZZ News

Father, sons suspected in shooting of ICE agent
A father and two of his sons are believed to have shot a federal agent in Texas. Pedro Alvarado and his son, 18-year-old Arnoldo, are charged with shooting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who was monitoring a possible drug deal Tuesday in Hidalgo County, near the Mexican border.
Sept. 20, 2013
Construction of Chicago Cubs stadium begins in Mesa
The construction of the new Chicago Cubs spring training stadium is underway. On Wednesday, the City of Mesa hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with local dignitaries and the Cubs franchise.Dignitaries from the City of Mesa and the Chicago Cubs broke ground on the new Cubs spring training complex in Mesa on Wednesday.
Sept. 20, 2013
Deadline nears for advocates to block show me your papers
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law means police there will soon be required to check immigration status if they suspect illegal presence, unless litigants in a parallel lawsuit block that from happening.
Sept. 20, 2013
The American Community Survey stirs up controversy
Every 10 years the Census Bureau conducts a nationwide count of the U.S. population. The last complete count was completed two years ago, but now another annual survey from the Census Bureau is causing controversy.
Sept. 20, 2013
Elderly man dies of West Nile Virus
Maricopa County Public Health officials have confirmed the county’s first West Nile death of the year. The victim was an elderly man who had other health complications. West Nile Virus only causes symptoms in about 20 percent of people who get infected.
Sept. 20, 2013
Latino protesters march against racial profiling
Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Phoenix on Sunday against Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070. As KJZZ's Mark Moran reports, some Latinos in the group say they're being racially profiled.  The U.
Sept. 20, 2013
The Valley?s wet monsoon season
An expert talks about the unpredictability of Arizona’s monsoon season, and explains why this year’s monsoon season is wetter than last year’s. Randy Cerveny, professor of Geological Science at Arizona State University, says the wetness of a monsoon season depends on how early heating over the desert occurs.
Sept. 20, 2013
Drought blamed for wild horse deaths on Navajo Nation
Wild horses on the drought-stricken Navajo Nation are fighting for their lives. Navajo Nation officials say lack of rainfall and high heat are drying up watering holes and leaving others with harmfully high levels of salt.
Sept. 20, 2013
Maricopa County Attorney wants to see medical marijuana in court
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he’s eager to put Arizona’s medical marijuana law in front of a judge, as defendant or plaintiff. Last year, Montgomery warned county employees not to process any zoning or permit applications for marijuana dispensaries, because the businesses would violate the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Sept. 20, 2013
Report: Urban growth to raise temperatures
A new study predicts warmer temperatures in Arizona’s growing urban corridor by 2050. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, the population between Nogales and Prescott is projected to exceed 9 million.
Sept. 20, 2013
Ford shows off a greener vehicle in Scottsdale
You may not realize it but that car seat you're riding on this morning may partially made from a soybean derivative. And if you're driving a newer-model Ford, it's almost a sure thing. The automaker held an event in Scottsdale last night to highlight the renewable aspects of its 2013 Fusion.
Sept. 20, 2013
Earthy-smelling tap water in Tempe has harmless cause
Some Tempe residents have noticed a change in the smell and taste of their tap water, but the city says there’s no reason to worry.  Over the last few days, Tempe’s tap water has -- for some residents -- taken on an earthy smell and taste.
Sept. 20, 2013
Former Arizona Rep. Patterson acquitted
A former state representative has been acquitted of domestic violence charges, about four months after being forced to resign his seat over the matter. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie has more.   Daniel Patterson (Photo by Mark Brodie - KJZZ) MARK BRODIE: In February, most House Democrats signed onto an ethics complaint against their then-colleague, Daniel Patterson.
Sept. 20, 2013
AZ Dept. of Corrections awards contract to private company
The Arizona Department of Corrections is expected to award a prison contract this week to a private out-of-state company, with the goal of producing 1,000 new medium-security inmate beds. While the location and expected cost of the facility expansion have not yet been determined, The Arizona Republic reports use of a private company is more costly for taxpayers, according to state records.
Sept. 20, 2013
Campaign finance becomes immediate issue between Carmona, Flake
It will be Congressman Jeff Flake facing former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona in the race for U.S. Senate. As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, campaign finance is already an issue going into the general election.
Sept. 20, 2013
Officials highlight future plans for light rail
The City of Phoenix and Valley Metro celebrated the ongoing expansion of the light rail system Thursday morning by unveiling the markers for a new light rail route. The extension will help serve neighborhoods where the percentage of residents without cars is twice the county average.
Sept. 20, 2013
DNC delegates rally behind immigration policy debate
Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Loyd reports from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the impact the Latino vote will have on this election and in the future."Comprehensive immigration reform" are household words that give Democrats hope for the future.
Sept. 20, 2013
Senator Kyl to begin final Congressional session Monday
Congress returns to work this week after its month long August recess.  As KJZZ’s Al Macias reports, this is the last session for one Arizona lawmaker.The U.S. Senate will be back in session today, and for Senator Jon Kyl, this will be his final go around.
Sept. 20, 2013
Las Vegas flooding leaves residents, cars stranded
Las Vegas is drying out this morning after a huge storm yesterday left residents submerged in water and scrambling for cover. KJZZ’s Mark Moran is in Las Vegas to tell us how residents are faring. I understand you had some personal experience with yesterday’s rains.
Sept. 20, 2013
ASU enrollment surges past 73,000
The nation’s largest university just got bigger. As KJZZ’s Peter O’Dowd reports, Arizona State University enrollment topped 73,300 students. PETER O’DOWD: This exceeds last year’s enrollment by more than 1,000.
Sept. 20, 2013

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