5 Things You Need to Know this Monday morning
ACCIDENT INVOLVING IMPD OFFICER BLOCKS TRAFFIC ON I-465 MONDAY MORNING:
An IMPD officer and a semi were involved in an accident that blocked both eastbound and westbound traffic on I-465 between Madison Avenue and I-65 on the south side early Monday morning. The officer was taken to IU Health-Methodist Hospital in stable condition with non-life threatening injures. The semi driver was not hurt, and cooperated with IMPD investigators at the scene, according to IMPD Sgt. David Kinsey. Learn how the accident happened.
FOG THIS MORNING WITH TEMPS IN 80s THIS AFTERNOON AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE:
We have had areas of fog around Indiana this morning, but that will burn off later today. Look for highs to creep back into the 80s this afternoon with a couple of isolated thunderstorms possible. There is potential for multiple thunderstorms to pass through Central Indiana this afternoon. It's possible this could be one of, if not the warmest, stretches of the summer season so far. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
CREWS RESPOND TO SUV CRASHED INTO APARTMENT:
Indianapolis Fire Department responded to a report of an SUV crashed into an apartment around 4:45 a.m. Monday in the 4500 block of Glenarm Drive. No one was home at the time, but the 35-year-old driver of the SUV was injured. IFD and police are still investigating the incident, but believe the cause to be distracted driving. Read what IFD Capt. Rita Reith had to say about the incident.
COUNCIL TO DISCUSS PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGET MATTERS:
Public safety continues to be a hot topic around the city in light of the recent spike in violent crimes. The City-County Council will meet today to discuss the budget. The looming question is: Could more money be poured into fighting crime? Learn more about tonight's meeting.
IMPD TO HONOR OFFICER ON 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH:
The community will join together today to remember an IMPD officer killed in the line of duty 10 years ago. A decade ago, 31-year-old Jake Laird was shot by a gunman during a 16-minute shooting spree in a south side neighborhood. IMPD will honor Laird in a dedication ceremony at 1:30 p.m. today at IMPD's Southeast District on South Shelby Street. More details here.