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5 Things to know this Wednesday morning

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VIGIL PLANNED FOR OFFICER RENN:

A vigil takes place tonight to remember IMPD officer Perry Renn. Renn was shot and killed Saturday night. The "Blue Light Prayer Vigil" takes place tonight from 7:30pm to 8:00pm at the FOP lodge at 1525 South Shelby Street. Everyone is invited to attend. For more details on how officer Renn is being remembered, we have a slide show dedicated to officer Renn on our website.

NEEDING MORE OFFICERS:

Indianapolis police officials say they need money to hire more officers to fight the growing crime problems in the Circle City. The president of the FOP says hundreds of more officers need to be hired in just the next few years. Read more on how they propose the city pays for the increase in officers.

PLEASANT DAY:

We start the morning about 5 degrees cooler than yesterday and the northwest wind will give us lower a humidity and wonderful weather. Read Chuck's full forecast.

BOARD OF EDUCATION SHOWDOWN:

Indiana's State Board of Education will be making some big decisions today about who is really in control of education in the state. They are ruling on a pair of resolutions to determine whether the Schools Superintendent, Glenda Ritz or the Governor's appointees and staff should be making key decisions. Ritz claims that the administration has been undermining her decisions. For background on the conflict between the two sides and what's at stake for your child's education, click here.

GOVERNOR PLANNING UK TRIP:

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is preparing for a trip to the United Kingdom. Governor Pence and local community and business leaders will try to attract jobs to Indiana. He will leave on Saturday. Read more about his mission here.

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