Here are 5 things you need to know on this Friday morning
DRY, HOT FRIDAY AHEAD:
It's going to be another hot and muggy day with temperatures in the upper 80s and a slight chance for rain later in the day. It will be a definite change with increasing humidity and a chance for thunderstorms. If you're heading to the Indiana Fever game tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, be prepared for a thunderstorm. Today, the day starts off with temperatures in the 60s. FutureTrak 13 calls for a big warm-up and a daily chance for thunderstorms. Today's high will be 87.
TEEN STABBING VICTIM FUNERAL:
18-year-old Connor Shockley will be laid to rest today. Police say the young man was fatally stabbed in Fishers on Sunday night during a fight over a girl. 18-year-old Corbin Montgomery is suspected in the killing. He says he stabbed Shockley in self-defense. Montgomery is expected back in court the first week of September.
IMPD SUMMER CRIME PLAN:
The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has put forth their plan to patrol the streets this summer. "Operation Safe" is giving police more help on their beats. They've already made 50 arrests under the new plan. Even though "Operation Safe" is being launched as a summer initiative, plans are in place for it to be a year-long operation.
SAME SEX MARRIAGE:
An 8,000-plus signature petition will make its way to the State Attorney General's office today. It opposes Greg Zoeller's efforts to appeal a federal judge's ruling that overthrew the state's ban on same sex marriage earlier this week. Meantime, hundreds of same-sex couples are making their way to county clerk's offices across the state, applying for marriage licenses and getting married.
And two local basketball stars were selected high in the NBA Draft in Brooklyn last night. Indiana University's Noah Vonleh was taken 9th overall by the Charlotte Hornets and former Mr. Indiana Basketball Gary Harris was taken by the Chicago Bulls nine picks later. He was later traded to the Denver Nuggets. The Indiana Pacers didn't select until the second round. With the 57th overall pick, they selected Louis Labeyrie. They then turned around and sent the 6-foot-10 inch forward to the New York Knicks for cash.