5 things you need to know for Thursday, Sept. 14


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

1) Muncie Police arrested what they call a "Bonnie and Clyde"-style couple for a string of convenience store robberies. Four stores were robbed in less than two weeks, the most recent happening yesterday morning. Police say the suspects robbed the store at gunpoint, getting away with cash. Officers arrested 33-year-old Garrison Wood and 23-year-old Karina Holbrook a short time later at a nearby mobile home park.

2) Animals evacuated from Florida due to Hurricane Irma are finding a temporary home in Monroe County. The Bloomington Animal Shelter is taking in six dogs and 18 cats from Florida. They'll all eventually be up for adoption, but right now only two dogs are ready to find their forever homes. The animals had a long journey. The Humane Society transported more than 160 cats and dogs from Florida to various shelters in the Midwest.

3) The remnants of Irma continue to drift off to the west, but we are still seeing the influence of the deep area of low pressure today. We have a lot of fog, mist and drizzle this morning. Chuck Lofton says that will end by this afternoon when sunshine breaks out with highs back up in the mid-70s. The afternoon should be very nice in Indiana. We're still eyeing a big-time, late-summer warmup this weekend with temperatures 10 degrees above average. Areas of fog can be expected Friday and Saturday mornings, but both afternoons feature a brighter sky and highs in the low- to mid-80s.

4) A massive estate sale is happening at Scott Jones' $20 million mansion in Carmel starting today. As they say, everything must go, including the Steinway piano and a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull. The man who invented voicemail has lived in Hawaii for the past several years and decided to have an estate sale for his 27,000-square-foot mansion off 116th St. in Carmel. The sale runs through Sunday. The English country manor took seven years and $20 million to build, and features a 33-foot high great room, indoor tree house, and a 25-foot long saltwater aquarium.

5) Indy Irish Fest returns to Military Park today through Sunday. Celebrate Irish heritage with with family activities and no shortage of your favorite Irish foods. The festival kicks off Thursday with a pub night preview concert at 5:30 p.m., featuring some of the bands that will perform during the festival. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate to the St. Vincent dePaul Food Bank. There will also be a craft beer tasting tonight. For $25, taste craft beers for 2.5 hours, and leave with a souvenir Guinness pint glass.

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