Top Clicks of October 2015

Nov 3, 2015, 1:38 PM

Each month in 2015, will feature the top 10 stories from the past month.

October’s headlines on our site were dominated by a funnel cloud spotted near the Phoenix area as a large storm front crossed the state, a tragic late-night shooting on Northern Arizona University’s campus that left one person dead and the Arizona Board of Education’s decision to separate the state from Common Core standards.

Top Story: Funnel cloud seen near Phoenix as wet weather moves across ArizonaA funnel cloud was spotted northwest of the Phoenix area as patches of extreme weather moved across the state.Read the full story. NAU shooting victim Colin Brough described as ‘kind,’ ‘generous’The man killed in a shooting on the Northern Arizona University campus was described as “kind” and “generous” by friends.Read the full story. Former friend: Alleged NAU shooter was ‘hot-headed,’ had tough lifeA former friend of the alleged gunman at Northern Arizona University said the shooter was “hot-headed” and had a very tough upbringing.Read the full story. The 24 most haunted spots in ArizonaFrom small towns like Jerome and Bisbee to downtown Phoenix, there are plenty of spots where paranormal activity has been reported.Read the full story. Shooting on campus at Northern Arizona University leaves one deadOfficials said one person is dead and three others were wounded following a shooting early Friday at Northern Arizona University.Read the full story. Best concerts to see at the 2015 Arizona State FairSome of the most notable acts include Bret Michaels, Meat Loaf, Rick Springfield and Sheryl Crow, but brace yourselves: that’s just in the first week.Read the full story. Common Core out: Arizona education board votes to repeal controversial standardsThe Arizona State Board of Education in a 6-2 decision voted to repeal the Common Core State Standards.Read the full story. Police: Car driven into Tempe Town Lake was murder-suicideA crash that left five people dead after a family SUV plunged into Tempe Town Lake is being investigated as a murder-suicide.Read the full story. Multiple dead in shooting at Oregon community collegeTen people were killed and seven were wounded in a shooting on an Oregon community college campus, a police official said.Read the full story. Jim Sharpe, Jayme West to take reins of Arizona’s Morning NewsArizona’s Morning News will soon have two new voices: Longtime news personality Jim Sharpe and award-winning anchor Jayme West.Read the full story.

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Top Clicks of October 2015