5 Things You Need to Know this Friday morning
MID 70s TODAY, BUT HIGHER HEAT AND HUMIDITY FOR THE WEEKEND:
It is chilly this morning with many Indiana cities in the 40s. It will take time to warm up, so only expect highs in the mid 70s later this afternoon. For those of you yearning to see a return to August warmth, you get your wish this weekend. Highs will warm back into the lower and middle 80s. Higher heat and humidity are in the forecast for the weekend and early next week. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
FOUR ARRESTED OVERNIGHT AFTER HIGH-SPEED POLICE CHASE:
Four people are in custody this morning after shots were fired and police were led on a high-speed chase through the streets of Indianapolis. An officer was serving an arrest warrant in the area of 742 Arnolda, when shots were fired. A group of suspects in a vehicle sped off. Officers tracked down the vehicle and chased them from the intersection of Tibbs and Washington. The chase ended at 21st and Carrollton, and the suspects fled the car. Learn more here.
STATE FAIR FEATURES DISTRACTED DRIVING SIMULATOR:
This is the final weekend for this year's Indiana State Fair. If you haven't had a chance to make it out to the fairgrounds, there are some things you and your teenage drivers may be interested in. Allstate Insurance Company is bringing its Reality Rides simulator to the Indiana State Fair from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday. It's in an effort to bring awareness about distraction-free driving. Read more here.
MORE PEACEFUL NIGHT IN FERGUSON, MO:
County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Thursday night. An unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer in the St. Louis suburb last week. The town overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension. A National Moment of Silence for the teen and Ferguson, Mo. was also observed Thursday evening on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. Learn more here.
BUSINESSES CONTRIBUTE TO BOY'S BULLETPROOF VEST FUNDRAISER:
An 8-year-old Indianapolis boy on a mission to protect police officers is getting a helping hand. Jacen Troxell will use the money to buy bulletproof plates to go in vests for police officers. Crown Hill Cemetery and Leppert Mortuary donated $1,000 each to Troxell's fundraiser Thursday. Read more of Troxell's story.