Arizona's Morning News

Start your morning off right with Arizona’s Morning News with Jim and Jayme. You’ll be informed with the very latest on what’s going on in the Valley, Arizona, nation and throughout the world. Jim and Jayme are native Arizonans with more than 40+ years of local news coverage and six combined AP reporter of the year awards.

Jim Sharpe

Jim Sharpe has worked in and around the media since he was an Arizona high school student. He’s been a talk show host, a program director, a media liaison and consultant for political campaigns, and an award-winning journalist (including being awarded Reporter of the Year). He’s worked in major markets like Los Angeles and tiny towns like Page, Arizona. And in far-flung places like Iraq: where, as an embedded reporter during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he survived a roadside bombing while on a U.S. Army patrol north of Baghdad. You can hear Arizona’s Morning News weekdays from 5-8 a.m.

Jayme West

Jayme West is co-host of Arizona’s Morning News. Since 1996, when Jayme joined the KTAR News team, she’s covered some of the biggest local, national and international stories including accompanying Arizona Firefighters to Ground Zero after the 9-11 attacks and spending a year embedded with Phoenix PD’s Homicide Unit. She’s also been profiling unsolved crimes with Silent Witness on KTAR for more than 20 years. Jayme has won numerous Journalism awards and was named the AP’s Reporter of the Year in Arizona 5 times. She also supports and is involved with several local charities. Jayme and her husband are both Arizona natives, enjoy spoiling their only “child” (a cat named Gracie) and spending time at the family cabin in Strawberry. You can hear Arizona’s Morning News weekdays from 5-8 a.m.

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Former U.S. border patrol agent sentenced to 18 years in prison for bribery and drug smuggling

A Buckeye man who served as a United States border patrol agent was sentenced to 18 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

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Phoenix Rescue Mission readies annual heat relief campaign

With the summer heat nearing, Phoenix Rescue Mission is launching its annual heat relief campaign to assist unhoused and at-risk individuals.

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Authorities say 4 people are dead after a train collided with a pickup in rural Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four people are dead after the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by a train in rural Idaho Saturday, authorities said. Idaho State Police said the pickup was carrying a 38-year-old man, 36-year-old woman and two children, who were all from Nampa. The vehicle was traveling on a private road […]

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Woman with history of DUIs sentenced to 15 years to life for California crash that killed mom-to-be

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman with a history of convictions for driving under the influence has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for a crash that killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman and left her baby in critical condition. Courtney Pandolfi, 44, pleaded guilty to second degree murder earlier […]

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Utah school board member who questioned a student’s gender loses party nomination for reelection

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservative Utah State Board of Education member who faced calls to resign after lawmakers said she bullied a student on social media lost her nomination for reelection Saturday. Natalie Cline needed at least 40% of the delegate votes at the Salt Lake County Republican Convention, but she fell short […]

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Northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Shea Boulevard to close for 2 months

The northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale is scheduled to be closed for approximately 60 days, starting Monday.

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