5 Things to know this Thursday morning
STORMS IN THE FORECAST:
Scattered showers and storms remain in the forecast today as highs reach the mid to upper 80s across Central Indiana. More rain is likely tomorrow, with isolated chances Saturday, and Sunday. Click here for more on Chuck's Forecast.
ROCK TUNNEL PROJECT RESUMES:
The Deep Rock Tunnel project resumes today, for the first time since a worker was killed last Friday. Citizens energy temporarily stopped construction after 25-year-old William Isaac Simpson suffered a deadly head injury in the tunnel. Investigators have not yet revealed the cause of the accident. Simpson will be laid to rest on Saturday at Cicero United Methodist Church. Viewing is at 2:00PM, with the funeral to follow at 4:00PM. Click here for an inside look at the Deep Rock Tunnel Project.
In an effort to keep your family safe on the road, police in Hamilton County are teaming up with several other agencies to set up sobriety checkpoints this weekend. And be warned, they are also cracking down on people not wearing their seat belts.
NEW SPORTS PARK:
Whether your kid plays soccer, baseball, softball or football, there is a good chance you will be spending a lot of time at the newest sports complex in Central Indiana. Grand Park in Westfield holds its grand opening tomorrow and Sunday. The 400-acre complex will be the largest facility of its kind, in the entire country. This weekend's celebration includes live music, food, fireworks and even a Ferris wheel.
COOKOUT ON THE CIRCLE:
What's better than a summer cookout? Answer: a summer cookout for a cause! If you are anywhere near downtown Indy today, you should make your way over to Monument Circle for lunch. The Boy Scouts are holding their annual Cookout on the Circle from 11:00 to 1:30. For $7 you get a bratwurst or grilled chicken sandwich along with potato salad, cookies and a drink. And all the money goes to sending Scouts to summer camp.