KJZZ News

How Some Traffic Cameras Are Tracking Your License Plate
There are lots of cameras along Valley roadways, looking for speeders and red light runners, some of which are called ALPR’s, or Automated License Plate Readers.
Sept. 6, 2019
Arizona Air Raid: Cardinals To Debut New-Look Offense
The Arizona Cardinals will play in one of the most anticipated openers since the NFL franchise moved to Arizona more than 30 years ago.
Sept. 6, 2019
KJZZs Friday NewsCap Sept. 6, 2019
To talk about Bill Montgomery being named Arizona’s next Supreme Court Justice, along with the head of APS facing the Corporation Commission and more, former legislative leader Chad Campbell of Strategies 360 and Jon Gabriel, editor in chief at Ricochet, joined The Show.
Sept. 6, 2019
Firm Asks Judge To Void, Change Copper Mine Ruling
The company proposing to build an Arizona copper mine has submitted a request for a federal judge to vacate or amend a ruling that stopped work, a report said.
Sept. 6, 2019
Arizona Approves Ban On Coyote Killing Contests
The Governor's Regulatory Review Council voted 6-0 Wednesday to approve a rule initiated by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission that bans organized contests where hunters try to kill the most coyotes or other wildlife predators for prizes.
Sept. 6, 2019
UA Receives $1.4M For Sleep Apnea Peer-Support Program
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a host of health problems. But nearly half of patients resist treatment, which many find daunting and unpleasant. A University of Arizona peer-based program seeks to help.
Sept. 6, 2019
Arizona Counties Rank High In Suicide Rates
Suicide ranks among the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., and rates are on the rise. Now, new research relates suicide rates to socioeconomic factors at the county level.
Sept. 6, 2019
Retiring The Keys: Talking To Dementia Patients About Driving
For many Americans, driving is a rite of passage. It signals freedom and possibility. But driving eventually becomes routine. We rely on our vehicles to take us wherever we want, whenever we want. Until dementia strikes. For many families, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia means eventually taking away the car keys.
Researchers Studying The Effects Of Marijuana On Dementia Patients
Sept. 6, 2019
Southwest Key Hopes To Reopen Shelter In Youngtown
Southwest Key Programs hopes to reopen the last of two Arizona shelters that closed about a year ago. The Texas-based nonprofit has received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding during the fiscal year that ends in September.
Sept. 5, 2019
Flagstaff Schools Shut For 2nd Day Due To Cybersecurity
Flagstaff schools were closed Thursday after the district’s computer system was hacked. On Wednesday afternoon, the Flagstaff Unified School District realized it had fallen victim to a cyberattack.
Sept. 5, 2019
Border Basketball Art Installation Removed By Feds
As a part of his Gold Nets project, New York-based artist Jeremy John Kaplan installed about 30 gold-dyed nets across Nogales, Sonora, in August. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said it could be used to aid smuggling.
Sept. 5, 2019
Inmate Newsletter Gives Unfiltered View Of Prison Life
Only two pages of the Morning Star were shared with KJZZ, but the publication gives readers a rarely seen, unfiltered description of life in an Arizona prison from the viewpoint of an incarcerated person.
Sept. 5, 2019
Homeland Security To Begin Testing New Drone
The federal Homeland Security Department will begin testing a small drone to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. The department recently awarded a San Diego company Planck Aerosystems $200,000 to begin testing its small drone design along the border.
Sept. 5, 2019
Glendale Officer Resigns After Use-Of-Force Incident
A Glendale police officer has resigned after an internal investigation found he violated department use of force policies. Officer Joshua Carroll was responding to a report of a suspicious man in vehicle outside an apartment complex in June when things quickly escalated.
Sept. 5, 2019
Detained ASU Students Fuel Chinese American Anxiety
Earlier this week, nine Chinese students at Arizona State University who were returning to the U.S. for the new school year when they were detained by customs officers at Los Angeles International Airport and sent back to China. So, how are Chinese Americans responding to this?
Sept. 5, 2019
Montgomerys Appointment Draws Supporters, Detractors
Gov. Doug Ducey has named Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the state Supreme Court. The governor made the announcement via Twitter, framing Montgomery as a justice who will “interpret the law - not someone who wants to write the law.”
Sept. 5, 2019
In Vitro Fertilization Is Largely Unregulated In The U.S.
In vitro fertilization — or IVF — has revolutionized family planning. Couples, or individuals, struggling to become parents can turn to IVF when there seem to be no other options left. The procedure is costly, but that doesn’t stop tens of thousands of families from undergoing the procedure each year.
Sept. 5, 2019
Nearly Half Of Student-Athletes Showing Anxiety, Depression
The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, has done research indicating that a significant percentage — nearly half — of student-athletes have experienced clinical or subclinical levels of anxiety. And the percentage is even higher when it comes to depression.
Sept. 5, 2019
Developers, Businesses Seek Partnership With AZ Universities
It’s been clear for a number of years that Arizona’s institutions of higher learning are a driving force in the economy. A lot of credit, in particular, has gone to ASU for the impact its downtown Phoenix campus has had. Grand Canyon University’s decision to expand its West Valley investments has also helped revive nearby areas.
Sept. 5, 2019
Extreme Heat Is A Problem Nationwide, Not Just In The Desert
Arizona and its cities have been working on ways to help residents deal with the heat for years, but a new report points out those heat mitigation efforts and concerns about urban heat islands are no longer confined to the Southwest.
Sept. 5, 2019

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