5 Things You Need to Know this Thursday morning
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS WITH TEMPS POSSIBLY REACHING 90:
We begin the day with scattered showers around Indiana and it looks to be a pattern that we'll follow for a few days. Keep the umbrella handy today and tomorrow. There will be scattered showers and storms both days, with highs in the range of 85-90 degrees. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
U.S EBOLA PATIENT TO BE RELEASED FROM ATLANTA HOSPITAL:
A doctor with Indiana ties who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa will be released from an Atlanta hospital today. Dr. Kent Brantly worked in Liberia treating patients with the deadly virus when he fell ill. He and Nancy Writebol received experimental treatment before being flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta earlier this month. Learn more here.
POLICE LOOK FOR TWO MEN INVOLVED IN EARLY MORNING ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN WESTFIELD:
Westfield police were called to the Kroger gas station around 4 a.m. Thursday at 17447 Carey Rd. in Westfield after a report of an attempted robbery. Westfield Police Officer Mike Wheeler said a fuel truck driver had gotten out of his truck and noticed a man behind a pile of wood. The man demanded money from the driver and a struggle ensued. The suspect and another man fled the scene. Read more here.
BALLARD TAKES HIS CRIME PLAN TO NEIGHBORHOODS:
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard took his crime prevention to the people for the first time Wednesday evening. The mayor's plan calls for more officers and better education, but it comes at a cost. Republicans and Democrats say they both want to look at the long-term problems that contribute to crime, including poor early childhood education. Learn more about Ballard's plan.
RICHMOND HILL SUSPECT TRIAL MOVED TO SOUTH BEND:
The first of the trials in the Richmond Hill explosion will take place in St. Joseph County. Wednesday, a Marion County judge ordered Mark Leonard's trial moved to South Bend because of pre-trial publicity in Marion County. A new judge will be named to take over the case in St. Joseph County, and that judge is expected to set a trial date. In previous court filings, attorneys said they expected to be ready for trial in spring 2015. Read more about the case.