5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS MORNING
POLICE SEARCH FOR ROBBERS:
Metro police are trying to figure out who's responsible for a home invasion and robbery on the city's north side. It started at the Carlton Apartments in the 24-hundred Block of Plaza Drive near 84th and Township Line Road. The victims tell police a man armed with a gun forced his way into a man's apartment then made him drive to two ATM's in an attempt to withdraw cash. But the victim's card malfunctioned. The gunman then forced the victim to drive to his brothers home where he held his brother and his wife at gunpoint then forced them to drive to an A-T-M where no money could be retrieved. He then asked them to drop him off near Naab and Dugan. Carrie Cline is following this story and will have the latest on the search for the gunman on Sunrise at 6:30.
TEMPERATURES ON THE RISE:
It's crisp and cool this morning, but look for sunshine and high of 32 degrees later today. Light snow falls late tonight and tomorrow with a wintry mix turning into all rain during the day Saturday. On Sunday we'll cool to 25 degrees with sunshine. By Tuesday a winter storm will move into the area, but it's too early to pin down snow amounts.
HEATING COSTS RISE:
Natural Gas users can also expect to see higher heating bills, because of the severe cold. Vectren energy says January temperatures were 18% colder than normal. The average customer last year, paid $130 for natural gas service. That same customer will now pay, about $160.
GDP REPORT EXPECTED TODAY:
Economists predict the government GDP report today on the October-December quarter will confirm a continuing economic recovery. Economists are forecasting an annual growth rate of 3.3 percent, after an even stronger 4.1 percent rate for July through September. Most economists think this year will see the strongest growth since the recession.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK
Indiana is advertising our state in New York. We are live in the Big Apple at 6am and 6:50. Kevin Rader will explain why our state thinks it can lure business away from New York.