5 Things You Need to Know this Tuesday morning.
FOG THIS MORNING WITH TEMPS IN 80s AND SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER LATER TODAY:
We begin with widespread fog in Indiana this morning. Visibility has been near zero in spots, especially north of Indianapolis. Expect a mix of sun and clouds TODAY, with highs in the middle 80s. There is a chance for a few storms later in the day. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
MOUNDS LAKE PROJECT PROPOSAL ALL ABOUT RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT:
A new source for recreation may be coming to Central Indiana. There is a proposal for a new reservoir in Madison County. The Mounds Lake project not only means a lot for Madison County but all of Indiana. It stretches from Anderson into Delaware County, and is seven miles long and 3/4 miles wide. It's a $350-400 million project. Learn more here.
RURAL/METRO TO STOP MOST INDIANA EMS SERVICE:
Arizona-based Rural/Metro, a company which operates ambulance services in over 30 Indiana communities, will stop providing service to most of its Indiana locations. The company is citing low transport volumes and low Medicaid reimbursement rates among other factors. The small city of Martinsville is one of the Indiana locations taking a big hit when it comes to emergency and non-emergency ambulance service due to Rural/Metro's departure. Greenwood is also impacted. Read more here.
MACHINE MALFUNCTION CAUSES EARLY MORNING FACTORY FIRE TUESDAY:
IOSHA is investigating an overnight fire at an east side factory.The fire started just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at Mid America Extrusions near 30th Street and Emerson Avenue. Firefighters say the explosion and fire started due to a malfunction in a machine that heats up aluminum at the factory. More details here.
31 ARRESTED OVERNIGHT IN FERGUSON, MO:
Violent clashes between police and protestors continued overnight in Ferguson Missouri, sparked by the shooting death of an unarmed teenager by a police officer. Police arrested 31 people Monday night. At least two protestors were shot by others in the crowd. Schools in Ferguson will be closed for the rest of the week because of the unrest. Learn more.