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5 Things You Need to Know this Monday morning

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MORE SEASONAL TEMPS ON TAP FOR THE WORK WEEK:
We start the work week with highs in the mid-80s today and only a chance for an isolated thunderstorm. Overall, we will have a great day at the Indiana State Fair and for classes to resume in many school districts. The average high for this time of year is 84 degrees. Temperatures will be near normal for most of the work week. Humidity will also be on the rise. Watch Chuck's full forecast.

IPS STARTS CLASS TODAY:
Thousands of students are waking up to their first day of school today. Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) start classes, and this year, a new feature makes the day easier for parents. The district has launched a service center that enables parents to get any questions they may have answered. Read more about the service here.

ISTEP SCORES RELEASED TODAY:
The Indiana Department of Education released statewide and local 2014 ISTEP+ scores Monday morning. There is some good news. More than 80 percent of Indiana students passed the English/Language Arts portion of the test, up from 79.5 percent in 2013. Read more about ISTEP results.

TRIAL BEGINS TODAY FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING MOTHER WITH A HAMMER:
The trial for a man accused of killing his mother with a hammer begins today. 56-year-old William Rainsberger is charged with murdering his 88-year-old mother in Indianapolis last November. Learn more about the case here.

CREWS CONTAIN FUEL SPILL ON SOUTH HARDING STREET:
Fire and Hazmat crews were called Monday morning to the 4600 block of South Harding Street to contain a fuel spill. About 45 gallons of diesel fuel spilled when a trucker pulled away from a pump with the hose attached at the Mr. Fuel. Learn about additional clean-up efforts.

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