5 Things You Need to Know this Wednesday Morning
FOGGY THIS MORNING; FAIRLY DRY AND HIGH AROUND 80 TODAY:
Eastern Howard School Corp. is on a two-hour delay this morning due to fog. It's actually quite foggy across Central Indiana. Today won't exactly be a totally sunny day, but as some cloud cover floats by, temps will be capped at about 80 degrees. Even though we could see an isolated thunderstorm, most of the day looks fairly dry. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
77-YEAR-OLD MAN DIES IN HOUSE FIRE TUESDAY NIGHT:
Fire investigators believe smoking caused a house fire that killed a 77-year-old man Tuesday night on the city's near north side. Indianapolis Firefighters were called around 11:15 p.m. to 1501 Roache St, where they pulled out a man trapped in a second floor bedroom. Medics initiated CPR on him and he was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition, but later died. His name has not yet been released. Learn more here.
SPECIAL EVENTS TO REMEMBER STUDENTS PLANNED FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN FRANKLIN:
The school year begins at 7:50 a.m. today for nearly 1,700 Franklin Community High School students. The 2014-2015 school year will begin with a moment of silence by students and staff to remember the two students who lost their lives over the summer, and for another student who remains hospitalized. Read more here.
DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY-MORNING SHOOTING ON CITY'S NORTHWEST SIDE:
A man was shot shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 5900 block of Parkwood Court on the city's northwest side. Police found the man inside a vehicle.The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital and is in critical, but stable condition. The incident is still under investigation. Learn how you can help.
WOMAN ACCUSED OF ABANDONING BABY IN TRASH CAN DUE IN COURT TODAY:
An Indianapolis woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can will go to court Wednesday for her initial hearing. Briana Holland, 22, faces a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent. She gave birth to her son last Friday at a business along West Morris Street and then left him there, according to police. Read more about the case.