5 things you need to know for Monday, July 17


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Happy Monday! Here are five things you need to know this morning:

1) New information will be released today regarding the deaths of Abby Williams and Libby German, State Police confirm. The girls were kidnapped and killed near a trail in Delphi. So far, investigators have released a photo and voice recording of the suspect, but not a name. The community has come together in the wake of a tragedy with various memorials, fundraisers and events being hosted in their honor. Click here for our continuing coverage.

2) Three men were shot and killed at a north side apartment complex yesterday. Metro Police found the victims - all men in their 20s - around 6 p.m. at the Somerset Lakes Apartments near 79th St. & Keystone Ave. Two other people were found inside the same apartment, but weren't hurt. Witnesses told police they saw others get into a vehicle and drive away, but investigators haven't shared descriptions of those people or the car they drove away in. Capt. Harold Turner said the victims were targeted.

3) Oscar winner and TV star Martin Landau has died. He passed away Saturday of unexpected complications during a short stay at UCLA Medical Center. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday. Landau was the crafty master of disguise for the TV version of "Mission: Impossible," then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994's "Ed Wood." Landau also gained some measure of fame among "Star Trek" fans for a role he did not play: pointy-eared starship Enterprise science officer, Mr. Spock. "Star Trek" creator Gene Rodenberry had offered him the role, but Landau turned it down.

4) We're already off to a crazy weather day. A Flood Warning remains in place until 8 a.m. for Wayne County. Nearly 6 inches of rain fell early this morning in the northern part of the county. Chuck Lofton says today, overall, will be just fine with a mixed sky of clouds and sun with highs in the 80s. Look for a chance for a brief storm from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

5) If every day is Taco Tuesday in your house, we have some good news. Today kicks off the first-ever Indy Taco Week! Twenty restaurants around Indianapolis will offer some of their finest tacos for half-price! It's all part of a fundraiser for Second Helpings. The group behind this event is also the brains behind Indy Burger Week, which just happened a few weeks ago.

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