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Five things you need to know for Thursday morning

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Hurricane Arthur as seen from space. Photo: NASA Hurricane Arthur as seen from space. Photo: NASA
INDIANAPOLIS -

 Here's what you need to know to get your Thursday started!

1. A dramatic scene overnight in Noblesville after police say a Jeep Cherokee driver who was trying to pass another vehicle ended up crashing into a retention pond. Two nearby Pizza Hut workers jumped in to rescue a woman who was trapped in the partially submerged vehicle. The male driver made it out on his own. Police are still investigating the crash. Watch Carrie Cline's report here (or visit the WTHR app and tap "video.")

2. Arthur is now a hurricane, and vacationers on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are bracing for the storm. While it's not expected to make landfall, Arthur has prompted a hurricane watch along the Eastern seaboard - even prompting cities like Boston to move up their celebrated fireworks show by a day.

3. Are you ready for a cool-down? After a warm past few days, things are cooling down as winds today shift to the northwest. Temperatures will stay below average the next three days. Under a partly to mostly cloudy sky, highs will only reach the lower to middle 70's Thursday afternoon with a breezy northwest wind. Look for a fantastic Independence Day too! Lows Friday morning will be back in the 50s and under a sunny sky highs will climb into the upper 70s. See the seven-day forecast here. Also, sign up for our Personal Forecast.

4. The man suspected of causing a hit-and-run crash that killed a seven-month-old boy earlier this year is expected to be sentenced in court today. Gary Shinnamon is facing felony charges including reckless homicide and failure to stop after an accident. Court papers reveal that Shinnamon, who had a suspended license, was going 91 miles per hour when he rear-ended a car carrying a family from Chicago. The impact threw the baby from his car seat. The child later died from his injuries.

5. A Lafayette police officer is on suspension for pushing a suspect out of his wheelchair. Video released by the Lafayette Police Department shows a violent altercation between Lt. Tom Davidson and 25-year-old Nicholas Kincade at a Lafayette charter school. Officers were called to the school last October after Kincade allegedly said he had a .45-caliber handgun.


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