5 Things You Need to Know this Wednesday morning
HOT AND HUMID IN 80s TODAY WITH ISOLATED STORMS LATE:
Storms rumbled across Indiana last night and this morning. Many in the area are without power this morning. Now it looks like we are entering a significant warming pattern. Highs will make this stretch of days the warmest of 2014 so far. Much of today will be just hot and humid with highs in the upper 80s. A day of sunshine will allow instability to build and possibly help trigger isolated storms late in the day. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
IU MOVE-IN DAY; MOTHER EDUCATES STUDENTS ON POWER OF GOOD DECISIONS:
It's Welcome Week at Indiana University and that means thousands of students, including hundreds of freshmen, will be moving into the residence halls today. While there will be plenty of activities on campus to welcome them back, there will also be plenty of off-campus activities to entice students as well. Angi Fiege, mother of late IU freshman Rachael Fiege, wants to remind students of the power of making good decisions on and off campus. Learn more here.
CANDLES SUSPECTED CAUSE OF NOBLESVILLE HOUSE FIRE:
The Noblesville Fire Department was called to a house fire around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at 247 N. 9th St.The home owner, Charles Jones, was asleep when his smoke alarms started to sound and he discovered a fire in his dining room.He escaped without injuries. Candles are the suspected cause. More details here.
TWO PEOPLE SHOT OVERNIGHT IN SEPARATE SHOOTINGS:
Two people were shot in separate shootings Tuesday night in Indianapolis. A 19-year-old male victim was shot three to four times in his hand, knee, and arm around 1 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of Hillside Avenue. The second shooting happened earlier, around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 6657 Taraval Dr. on the northwest side. Both victims were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Read more about these incidents here.
PROSECUTOR TO SEEK DEATH PENALTY AGAINST MAJOR DAVIS IN IMPD OFFICER DEATH:
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry filed paperwork Tuesday afternoon to seek the death penalty for Major Davis in the shooting of IMPD Officer Perry Renn. He said over the last 18 months, there have been 22 instances of citizens firing on officers. By filing this death penalty case, Curry hopes to send a message. Read more about the case.