BREAKING NEWS - Person shot on Indy's west side:
Metro Police are investigating a shooting in the 3500 block of west 16th Street this morning. It happened just before 6:00 a.m. The person shot was taken from the scene to Eskenazi Hospital with a wound to the abdomen and is listed in critical condition. Police say they found the man, partially clothed, in a car outside an adult nightclub. They also found a woman's clothes inside a nearby car. Watch for further updates on our website, WTHR.com.
Indiana Meth Problem:
The state has the dubious honor of being #1 in the nation in meth busts. Indiana police have busted more meth labs than any other state in the U.S.. Part of the spike is due to better location and prosecution by police, but a high rate of addiction is also to blame. According First Sergeant Niki Crawford, of the Indiana State Police, 99 percent of the labs they bust are run by people who are themselves addicted to methamphetamine.
Pacers Continue Slump:
The Pacers drop another game, this time to the red-hot San Antonio Spurs. The 103-77 loss makes this the Pacers' third straight double-digit loss. Paul George had 16 points, followed by Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert, both with 15 points. For the sixth-straight game, the Pacers shot below 40 percent. The loss cost the Pacers the number-one seed in the East for the first time in 152 days. The Pacers host the Detroit Pistons tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Indy Eleven Inaugural Game:
The Circle City's first professional soccer team is playing their first professional soccer game tonight. Indy Eleven will take on the Chicago Fire at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex on the Purdue campus. Yesterday, the team signed Brazilian Jose Kleberson, who played on the 2002 World Cup Championship team.
Spring Rains Are Coming:
Today should be a beauty, with temperatures flirting with the 70s. But the sunshine ends tomorrow as a front gives us three days straight of rain. Chuck Lofton says Indianapolis could get over 3 inches of rain by the end of the week. Central Indiana runs a slight risk of severe weather on Thursday, before cooling off into the 50s for the weekend.