FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THIS THURSDAY MORNING
PACERS END LOSING STREAK
The Pacers ended a dismal 3-game slide with a win over the Detroit Pistons. Paul George had 27 points, highlighted by an amazing 3-point shot from near half-court. The Pacers broke triple-digits in scoring for the first time since their last game against the Pistons. Roy Hibbert left the game for a period after taking a hard fall that injured his neck. The Pistons kept the game close, led by Josh Smith's 24 points and 75 percent free-throw shooting. Because the Miami Heat beat Milwaukee yesterday, the Pacers remain behind Miami in the Eastern Conference.
CHANCE FOR SEVERE WEATHER
Yesterday's rainy weather continues on today. Stronger storms are expected in central Indiana throughout the morning, with heavy downpours possibly adding time to your morning commute. The storms should break-off around midday, but this evening brings back the rain with the potential for some severe storms with damaging winds. Friday morning will start off warm, but this cold-front will quickly bring temperatures down to the 40s. Expect cooler temperatures as you plan your weekend.
BANK ROBBERS STOPPED
The bank robbers captured after a chase on Monday may have been the perpetrators of five other robberies in Indianapolis since January. Police confiscated a handgun and $16,000 in cash from the getaway car that the men crashed during their failed escape. FBI officers were at the Fifth Third bank, conducting surveillance, when it was robbed. The identities of the suspects have not been released.
Police are using surveillance video to try and track down the men who gunned down a man on 16th street Tuesday Morning. Nathan Trapuzzano was just 24 years old. He leaves behind a young wife, who is eight months pregnant. Officers have been outraged by what they're calling a senseless act of violence. "He was murdered for absolutely no reason by two cowards," says IMPD Officer David Hoffman. Visitation for Trapuzzano is tomorrow from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary on West 10th Street in Indianapolis.
FORT HOOD SHOOTING
We now know the name of the man who committed the second mass shooting in five years at Fort Hood, Texas. Specialist Ivan Lopez killed three people and injured sixteen others, before taking his own life. Military police say Lopez fired on multiple buildings before being confronted by a military police officer. Lopez served in Iraq, and had been undergoing treatment for an undisclosed mental illness. It is not believed the attack is linked to terrorism.