WEDNESDAY'S FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
INDY VIOLENCE CONTINUES-
This weekend's violence is bleeding into the week as another shooting broke the calm of the evening. A young man is in critical condition at Eskenazi Health after he was shot in the 1100 block of 35th St. This after yesterday's attack on 16th St. that left a 24-year-old father to-be dead. That victim has been identified as Nathan Trapuzzano. A website has been set up to help the young family pay for funeral expenses.
BLOOMINGTON HOME ALONE-
The mother who left her 3 and 5 year old children alone in Bloomington while she danced in Indianapolis has been released on bail. Marti Lee Rodman was miles away when her 3-year-old daughter was found on her bike at 1:30 a.m. over a quarter of a mile from her home. Rodman faces two charges of neglect. The children are staying with their grandfather.
RAIN HERE TO STAY-
We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous weather yesterday, because it's all rain for the remainder of the week. Showers will continue to dampen central Indiana through-out the day and into the night. Tomorrow the weather will intensify, as we run a slight risk of severe weather. Indianapolis could receive as much as 5 inches of rain over the next three days.
PACERS PONCHO NIGHT-
Speaking of rain, you can keep dry with a poncho from WTHR and the Indiana Pacers. The first 3,000 fans at Banker's Life Fieldhouse tonight will receive one. The Pacers are trying to break a 3-game losing streak that has cost them their first place seed in the Eastern conference. They'll be squaring off against Detroit Pistons.
The Pacers aren't the only Hoosier basketball team with problems. Starting forward Natalie Achonwa of the Notre Dame women's basketball team tore her ACL in the team's victory against Baylor in the NCAA tournament's elite 8. Achonwa was a senior, and it's doubtful the Fighting Irish bench will be able to fill her shoes as the team tries to win their first Championship in 13 years.