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COOL THIS MORNING, BUT WARMING UP TODAY WITH LOTS OF SUN:
It's hard to believe the mornings in July could get any cooler, but it is really brisk out there today. Fortunately, we are expecting lots of sun today, with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. The weekend forecast is warmer, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees. Not only will it be warmer, but we are expecting thunderstorms. Watch Chuck's full forecast for Indy's race weekend.

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY SHERIFF'S VAN:
A pedestrian died after being struck by a sheriff's van around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of Madison Avenue on the south side of Indianapolis. The sheriff's deputy driving the van told police investigators that he noticed something on the road, but hit it before he could maneuver around it. Police have not yet identified the victim, but they do know he was an older gentleman. Learn more here.

BODY FOUND IN HANCOCK COUNTY CORNFIELD IDENTIFIED
Two boys riding their bikes discovered a body on the outskirts of a Hancock County cornfield Thursday evening. Officers investigated the scene at County Road 800 West and County Road 350 North, which is near E. 42nd St. and German Church Road. The body been identified The body was identified 23-year-old Katrina L. Miller of Indianapolis. Learn more details about efforts to identify the body.

HOPE REMAINS FOR MAN MISSING IN PACIFIC PLANE CRASH:
A Plainfield family is still hopeful that Babar Suleman will come home to them. Suleman is missing after a plane, flown by he and his son Haris Suleman, crashed in the Pacific Ocean earlier this week. 17-year-old Haris Suleman died in the crash, but searchers have not yet located his father. Hear what family and friends have to say about their missing loved one.

BUSY WEEKEND IN INDY:
There are two big events in town this weekend — the Indy BBQ RibFest and the Brickyard 400. RibFest kicks off today downtown in Military Park. Brickyard 400 events span the entire weekend with events Friday, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Brickfest on Saturday and the Brickyard 400 on Sunday.