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 Thursday, October 3.
DPS OFFICER SHOT TALKS
DPS Officer Seth Meeske, shot three times during a traffic stop near Payson last month, will speak to media about his recovery. 12 p.m., Town Council Chambers, Payson.
As of this writing, Congress and the President still have not come to a budget agreement, so the federal government shutdown continues.
TEMPLE MURDERS RE-TRIAL VERDICT WATCH
The jury did not come to a verdict Wednesday in the re-trial of Johnathan Doody, charged with killing nine people at a Buddhist temple in the West Valley in 1991, so deliberations continue Thursday. 10:30 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
BROTHER-IN-LAW MURDER SENTENCING
Steven Lomax, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his brother-in-law, is scheduled to be sentenced. 10:30 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
ACCOUNTANT FRAUD SENTENCING
Michelle Hice, who pleaded guilty to fraud schemes and artifices, is scheduled to be sentenced. She was accused of stealing from a Buckeye veterinarian clinic and a Goodyear church. 8:30 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
COUNTY CAR ARSONS ARRAIGNMENT
Gustavo Hernandez, arrested in connection with the arson of county vehicles, is scheduled to be arraigned. 8:30 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
COYOTES SEASON OPENER
The Phoenix Coyotes open their NHL season at home against the New York Rangers. 7 p.m., Jobing.com Arena, Glendale.
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