5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS MORNING
SNOW MOVES IN TONIGHT:
Highs will reach the low 30s today with cloudy skies and a chance of snow showers. A better chance of snow moves in tonight, and freezing rain will be possible too. Up to 1" in the Indy metro area with up to 2" in North Central Indiana. Saturday highs will reach the low to mid 40s with scattered showers. It will be very breezy with wind gusts out of the southwest up to 25mph. Late Saturday evening a brief transition to a wintry mix is possible. Watch Sunrise for Chuck's full forecast.
An Indianapolis firefighter was hurt while battling a house fire on the Northwest side.The fire was on the 800 block of Roache Street. No one was supposed to be living in the home, but neighbors say people had been in and out of there. One of the hydrants near the home wasn't working, causing problems for firefighters. And, one firefighter went to the hospital to see if he broke his hand while fighting the fire.
PURDUE DAY OF HEALING:
Purdue University will hold a Day of Healing today to help students deal with the shooting death of student Andrew Boldt. There will be therapy dogs and counselors on campus and student organizations are holding healing events throughout the day. Tune in to Sunrise for more on this story at 6:00.
TAX SEASON BEGINS:
Today is the first day you can file your taxes with the I-R-S. The IRS planned to start tax filing season 10 days earlier, but because of that government shutdown last year, it was delayed until today. Watch Sunrise at 6:50 to find out why you should file as early as possible.
AMANDA KNOX CONVICTED AGAIN:
An American woman facing 28 years in an Italian prison on a reinstated murder conviction says she's the victim of an "unjust" sentence based on a "narrow-minded investigation." Amanda Knox and her boyfriend were convicted of the stabbing death of her roommate. It was the third trial for Knox. She was convicted in the first, then found innocent in the second. Tune in to the Today Show at 7, for the latest on this developing story.