Here are the 5 things you need to know on this Tuesday morning
A WARM AND HUMID DAY AHEAD:
You can expect a really nice and warm day with highs reaching the mid 80's. There is a slight shower or storm chance in southern Indiana, but much of central Indiana will be dry. Right now, we are under a slight risk of severe weather on Wednesday, but the Storm Prediction Center has areas from I-70 south under a 30% chance of severe weather. Pleasant, less humid air builds in behind this system Wednesday night and allows for a nice stretch of weather Thursday into Saturday afternoon.
OVERNIGHT ROBBERY ON INDY'S NORTHWEST SIDE:
IMPD says a robber fired shots to scare his victim at a northwest side apartment complex overnight. It happened outside the Pangea Meadows Apartments, near 34th Street and Moller Road. IMPD officers say the robber took a man's cell phone, and then, fired shots at the victim as he ran off. A police officer was driving through the area and found the victim moments after the robbery. The victim was not hurt. Police set up a perimeter near the apartment complex, but so far, have not been able to find the suspect.
MONEY FOR ROAD PROJECTS:
Last night, The City-County Council approved several development projects, including an additional $16 million for potholes. That $16 million is on top of $8 million approved earlier this Spring. Some of the money will go towards not just short-term pothole filling, but full resurfacing of main thoroughfares. However, no residential streets will be resurfaced under this appropriation. The city cannot get federal funding for smaller projects, according to Councilor Virginia Cain and some of her fellow Republicans. That's why they and the mayor's office want a bigger project, "Rebuild Indy 2", which would come with a $350 million price tag.
LAUREN SPIERER ANNIVERSARY:
Today marks three years since Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared in Bloomington, after a night partying with friends. The case remains active and her family Is still searching for her. Bloomington Police, along with private investigators get tips every week about her disappearance. So far, Police have received more than 3,000 of those tips. Robert and Charlene Spierer hope a federal lawsuit against two of the men who last saw Lauren will finally help them get answers. They allege the men were negligent in giving Lauren alcohol that night when she was already drunk. That case will be heard in may of 2015.
SEASON OVER FOR IU BASEBALL TEAM:
It's been one of best seasons in school history for the Indiana University baseball team, but unfortunately, their season has come to an end. IU lost to Stanford 5-4. The Hoosiers had a 3-0 lead early on, but things changed after thunderstorms moved into the Bloomington area last night, causing a 3-hour rain delay. After the rain, Stanford's bats got hot as they scored three unanswered runs to tie up the game. The Hoosiers had a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the 9th inning, but Stanford came back to win 5-4, as Stanford leadoff hitter Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer over the right field wall.