Doppler 13 Radar this morning continues to show pop-up showers. Chuck Lofton says we'll see this increase today, and like yesterday, temperatures will be in the upper 60s and low 70s. Our satellite radar shows a cold front moving in from the west. Expect scattered Thunderstorms this afternoon with some heavy rain and a high of 82. Temperatures warm into the mid 80s going into the weekend.
The violence in Indianapolis continued overnight with a fight that ended in a shooting on the city's north side. It happened around 12:30 a.m. inside an apartment in the 3300 Block of North Meridian Street. Officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police have not released any information about the victim or a description of the suspect.
Some changes in the state's education policies will have students taking new ISTEP tests in the coming school years. The first test is being created by contractor CTB/McGraw-Hill for use during the upcoming school year. The state will then seek a contractor to design an entirely new test for the 2015-2016 school year. This is part of the state's exit from the national Common Core education standards.
A major construction project gets underway today in downtown Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Housing Agency will officially break ground on the $12 Million "Millikan on Mass" project. The building will be 5 stories high with 129 apartments and retail space. It will wrap around the Barton Tower. Most of the cost is being covered by federal tax credits, because half the apartments will be designated as affordable housing.
STARBUCKS PRICE HIKE:
And remember, starting today you may pay more for your favorite drink at Starbucks. The coffee chain is raising prices in response to a jump in raw coffee costs. Starting today, some beverages in Starbucks U.S. company-operated stores will increase by between 5 cents and 20 cents. For example, a 20-ounce, venti-sized cup of brewed coffee will cost $2.35, an increase of 10 cents or 15 cents, depending on the market. The company estimates that only about 20% of orders will be affected.