5 Things You Need to Know this Monday morning
SHOWERS AND STORMS TODAY WITH FOG DURING YOUR MORNING COMMUTE:
Keep the rain gear handy today. Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast. Normal high this time of year is 84, but today's high is only 79. Fog will be an issue for your Monday morning commute. Watch Nicole's full forecast.
CIB TO DECIDE TODAY HOW TAX DOLLARS ARE SPENT:
The Capital Improvement Board (CIB) meets today to decide how your tax dollars will be spent. The agenda includes a report from the Indiana Pacers that will show, for the first time, some key expenses. We'll see what it actually costs to run Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and how much money Pacers Sports and Entertainment brings in for all the events it sponsors there. Learn more about today's meeting here.
MALONE TAKES OVER AS CHIEF OF IFD:
Ernest Malone officially takes over today as Chief of the Indianapolis Fire Department. Malone was appointed by the mayor on July 17. A special change in command ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. today at the downtown War Memorial. Read more about Malone and today's ceremony.
TEEN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING ARSENAL TECH STUDENT IN COURT TODAY:
A teenager accused of shooting an Arsenal Tech student will be in court today for the start of his trial. William Alvies has been charged with murder, stalking, and criminal recklessness. Investigators say the 19 year old shot his ex-girlfriend outside the high school in early June. Read more about the case.
LOCAL DRIVERS, TRAINER RESPOND TO TONY STEWART CRASH:
The death of Kevin Ward Jr., who defiantly walked on the upstate N.Y. track and was struck and killed by Tony Stewart's car, has left the racing community saddened and in shock. Many are asking if a crash like Tony Stewart's could have been prevented, and are wondering about the training drivers get on their emotions on the track. Hear what local drivers and trainers have to say.