5 things you need to know on this Wednesday morning
STEPHENSON SIGNS WITH CHARLOTTE:
Lance Stephenson is now a former Indiana Pacer. ESPN says Stephenson signs a three-year, $27 million deal to play for the Charlotte Hornets. The deal was signed early this morning after Hornets owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rich Cho with Stephenson last night in Las Vegas. The Pacers offered Stephenson a five-year, $44 million contract on July 1, but Stephenson's representatives felt the offer undervalued him. For more on the deal, click here.
SEARCH FOR HIT AND RUN DRIVER:
Metro Police need your help finding a driver accused of a hit and run that injured a 17-year-old girl. It happened around 9:00 last night near the corner of Washington and Gladstone on the east side of Indianapolis. As the car sped away, gunfire erupted from a nearby pedestrian. Police said they found the girl suffering from a leg fracture. She was taken to the hospital. The person who fired the shots remains a mystery. If you were in that area last night and saw who fired those shots, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.
SENTENCING IN TEEN CRIME SPREE:
One of the teens, police say, is responsible for a Central Indiana crime spree will be sentenced today. Gabriel Edwards will be in court this morning for sentencing. Sirquain Burr pleaded guilty last month to murder, attempted murder, robbery, and attempted robbery. The two are suspected in a string of felonies from February of last year, including two shootings, In which one of the victims died. The teens eventually crashed their stolen getaway car during a police chase in Brownsburg. Burr was sentenced to 59 years in prison.
COLDEST HIGH POSSIBLE TODAY:
IT'S a chilly morning across central Indiana with temperatures dropping into the low 60s. Later today, our high will top out at only 71 degrees, which would tie the record for the coldest maximum temperature for the date. That mark was established back in 1917! We're not ruling out a stray shower or sprinkle today, but most won't see a drop. By Thursday, expect sunny skies from start to finish and milder temperatures after near record lows tomorrow morning. For more on Chuck Lofton's forecast, click here.
NEW ORGANIC FOOD STORE OPENING IN GREENWOOD:
There's a new option for those wanting to buy more organic foods. The grocery store chain "Earth Fare" is opening a new location in Greenwood this morning. The store is located along County Line Road, near the Greenwood Park Mall. The North Carolina based company has opened stores in Noblesville and Carmel in the past couple years. The new store is in direct competition with organic grocer "Fresh Thyme", which opened just last month in the Greenwood area.