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5 Things you should know this Wednesday morning

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HOT AND HUMID DAY:

Summer heat and humidity have returned to Indiana, and today, more storms arrive too. At this point we aren't looking for severe weather, but keep in mind that in heat and humidity, locally heavy storms are never out of the question We will keep thunderstorms in the forecast tomorrow.

HEALTHY INDIANA HEARINGS:

Today, state officials are hearing from the public on a proposal to expand Medicaid using the state's Healthy Indiana Plan. Governor Mike Pence rolled out the proposal to expand coverage for low-income residents earlier this month. It's based on the hybrid health savings account plan already being used by the state, but also adopts some key requirements of Medicaid. The Family and Social Services Administration will host a public hearing on the plan this morning at 9:00 at the Statehouse.

PACERS MUST WIN TONIGHT:

The Indiana Pacers have a tough task ahead. They need a win tonight over the Miami Heat to stay alive in the Eastern Conference finals. The Heat beat the Pacers Monday night 102-90, to take a three games to one lead in the best-of-seven series. Tip off is at Bankers Life Fieldhouse tonight at 8:30.

INDY 500 FUTURE:

Now that the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 is in the books, Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are already making plans for the future. They plan to use millions of dollars in public money to renovate the facility, with the promise of paying that money back through tax revenue from increased attendance. The track plans to modernize everything from restrooms to video screens. The speedway also plans to install a new pylon with bigger numbers and video screens that can display more information. The speedway says this year, both attendance and TV Ratings for the race were up.

EDWARD SNOWDEN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:

You can watch Brian Williams exclusive interview with Edward Snowden tonight at 10:00 on a prime time special on Channel 13. The Nightly News anchor interviewed the former NSA contractor in Moscow. Snowden received asylum in Russia after leaking classified documents from NSA servers.

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