Here are 5 things you need to know on this Wednesday morning
HEAVY RAIN THIS MORNING:
Rain and thunderstorms move into Indiana this morning for the morning rush hour. Look for some periods of heavy rain at times. As the system weakens, our attention turns to areas from Indy-south. The Storm Prediction Center has much of Indiana south of Indianapolis under a slight risk of severe weather for later on today. If the storms weaken quickly this morning, that means storms south of Indy could develop this afternoon and produce hail and gusty winds. If the rain and clouds stick around longer, most of the action would be around the Ohio River and into Kentucky.
THREE PEOPLE SHOT:
Three people were shot at the Thornton's gas station at Shadeland and Pendleton Pike around 1 AM. One female and two males were shot while waiting in line when an argument started between them. The female was shot in the hand and taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital. The two males, one in serious, but stable condition and the other in critical condition, were transported to Eskenazi Hospital.
PENCE CONSIDERS SUING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
Governor Mike Pence is considering suing the federal government as a way to stop new limits on carbon dioxide emissions. Monday, the President announced that power plants would have to curb dioxide emissions. Pence now says he is talking with Attorney General Greg Zoeller about what steps the state should take. Pence claims the cap in carbon emissions would wreak havoc on the Indiana economy.
SUMMER SERVINGS STARTS TODAY:
School's out for the summer. And kids who rely on free or reduced lunch during the school year won't have to go without. A program called "summer Servings" kicks off today in Marion County. More than 200 locations around the area will serve meals. Any child 18 or younger can show up at any of the sites for a free meal. There is no registration of ID required for a child to participate.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM:
The Summer Reading program also starts today. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will read to kids this morning at Central Library kick of the event. This year's program is themed "read in any language". Last year, more than 58-thousand children participated.