5 Things You Need to Know this Friday morning
MUGGY WITH EARLY MORNING FOG AND STORMS POSSIBLE WITH HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY:
It's a muggy day out there and after the early morning thunderstorms, some cities are dealing with some fog this morning. High heat, high humidity and storm chances stay in the forecast today and tomorrow. That means a very warm day and night including Operation Football games and the Beach Boys concert at Conner Prairie. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
NEW BREWERY TO OPEN LATE THIS YEAR IN SPEEDWAY:
Daredevil Brewing Company is coming to Speedway's Main Street, and will bring a unique blend of manufacturing and retail. The company will break ground at 10 a.m. today next to Dallara IndyCar Factory. Learn more here.
PARENTS DISAPPOINTED ABOUT CLOSING OF FLANNER HOUSE ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL:
A state investigation found widespread cheating on ISTEP exams at the Flanner House Elementary Charter School. The school will close. Had its board not made that decision, Mayor Greg Ballard says he probably would have pulled the schools' charter and shut it down. Thursday, he accepted the decision of the school's Board of Directors to surrender its charter and close the school effective September 11. Read reaction here.
SLAIN JOURNALIST'S PARENTS ON TODAY SHOW THIS MORNING:
We're learning more about an attempted rescue of American hostages held by the terror group ISIS. Among those captives was James Foley, an American journalist who was recently beheaded in a gruesome video posted online. Following WTHR Sunrise this morning, Foley's parents will be on the Today Show, the couple's first interview since he incident.
OPERATION FOOTBALL KICKS OFF TONIGHT:
Watch Dave Calabro as he kicks off another stupendous season of Operation Football! We'll have previews tonight at 5/6 p.m. and a wrap-up of all the games at 11 p.m. on WTHR! Here's this week's Operation Football schedule.