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 Wednesday, July 3.
YARNELL HILL FIRE
Firefighters continue their work to contain containment on the Yarnell Hill Fire. Evacuees continue to wait for word on when they can return home.
Christopher Simcox, co-founder of the Arizona Minutemen, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges related to alleged sexual contact with three minor children. 8:30 a.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
GUN VIOLENCE VICTIM FAMILIES
Families of victims of gun violence, local advocates, and elected officials will gather to voice their support for background checks. The event is part of a 25-state national bus tour sparked by the Newtown school shooting and Congress voting down gun legislation. 9:30 a.m., Burton Barr Library, Phoenix.
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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.