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 Tuesday, October 1.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown early Tuesday morning after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MARKETPLACE
The Health Insurance Marketplace opened under the Affordable Care Act goes live for open enrollment. Health insurance coverage would start in January 2014.
TEMPLE MURDERS RE-TRIAL VERDICT WATCH
The jury will resume deliberations in the re-trial of Johnathan Doody, charged with killing nine people at a Buddhist temple in the West Valley in 1991. 10:30 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
Phoenix International Raceway will make an announcement about big plans for celebrating the track’s 50th anniversary. 1 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.
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Police said the suspect was shot when he threw a sharp weapon at officers.
A quick moving storm system is going to bring light rainfall to the Valley, mountain snow and chilly temperatures Saturday through Sunday.
He served his country in Vietnam and now the community is serving him. A Mesa man says his dog is recovering from a hit-and-run last month and a Valley non-profit is stepping in to help.
City officials recommend that people traveling to Tempe arrival early and use park-and-ride lots and take light rail.
Multiple events, including the Pac-12 game, are expected to draw major crowds in Tempe.
While investigators search for clues to a Thanksgiving murder, a woman and her two sons are trying to find the courage to carry on without him.