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Five things you need to know for Friday morning

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 Happy Fourth of July! Here's what you need to know to get your day started.

1. Today will be sunny with pleasant highs in the mid to upper 70s, and tonight will arguably be one of the best weather set ups for fireworks in recent memory. A clear sky, light wind and comfortable temperatures in the 65 to near 70 degree range. Enjoy and please be safe! Seven-day forecast here.

2. Hurricane Arthur is now a category 2 hurricane with wind speeds of up to 100 mph. Many vacationers in the Carolinas had to pack up early ahead of the storm, and several East Coast cities had their Independence Day celebrations a day early.

3. From Indy's Downtown Freedom Blast to Fishers Freedom Festival, there's plenty going on in central Indiana today if you're looking to join the crowds! Check out our listings here.

4. Indianapolis police have a new warning for women after a new type of purse snatching in Broad Ripple.Three women say a man tried to rob them at gunpoint, without ever getting out of his car. Watch Emily Longnecker's story here.

5. Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill has been suspended for one year for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.Brazill will not be paid during the suspension. He was suspended for four games at the start of last season for violating the same policy. After testing positive, he admitted to using marijuana and offered an apology.

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