So you can stay ahead of the news, here's a quick look at some of the stories ABC15 will be keeping an eye on Friday, October 4.
JODI ARIAS STATUS CONFERENCE
A status conference is scheduled in the Jodi Arias case. The hearing will be closed. 8:30 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
SCOOTER HIT-AND-RUN SENTENCING
James Bellinger, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and hit-and-run in connection with the death of a person on a scooter, is scheduled to be sentenced. 10 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
As of this writing, Congress and the President still have not come to a budget agreement, so the federal government shutdown continues.
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A gunman has surrendered after a barricade situation at Phoenix Baptist Hospital Monday morning.
Freeze watches and warnings will kick off our week as we're expecting a few frigid mornings. Find out when we'll finally break out of this cold snap.
President Barack Obama has taken off for South Africa to attend a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.
Town officials in Prescott Valley have agreed to put $40,000 for promoting regional economic development.
Democratic state Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor is set to formally announce she is running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014 after months of exploring a run for her party's nomination.
Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office face a Monday deadline for recommending who should be appointed to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it isn't making unconstitutional arrests.