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, January 17.
The Governor's Office will release its proposed state budget days after Governor Jan Brewer delivered her annual address to the legislature. Funding for CPS and education are likely to be focal points. 12:30 p.m., Executive Tower, Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix.
DEBRA MILKE PRETRIAL CONFERENCE
Debra Milke, facing re-trial on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of her son in 1989, is scheduled to be in court for a pretrial conference. There are questions about how the case will proceed without testimony from a former Phoenix Police detective about her alleged confession. 2 p.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
TEACHER SEX SENTENCING
Dan Whitehead, a former Brophy teacher who pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse in connection with alleged inappropriate relationships with students, is scheduled to be sentenced. 3 p.m., Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix.
FLAME OF HOPE TORCH RUN
Elementary school students will run the "Flame of Hope" torch three-plus miles through downtown Phoenix, leading up to the city's Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Awards Breakfast. 5:45 a.m. run starting at Phoenix City Hall, 7 a.m. breakfast at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.