5 things you need to know for Friday, August 10


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Good morning. Here are five things you need to know today:

1) The Rascal Flatts concert abruptly ended last night, and there's still no official word what exactly happened. Some fans on social media claimed there were security issues at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, while others are simply upset there was no encore and several popular songs were not played. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirmed to us that they have an open investigation surrounding this, but wouldn't comment further.

2) The man accused of attacking the owner of Acapulco Joe's downtown in March is expected to take a plea deal next week. Maurice Dunlap is accused of attacking Grant Redmond after Dunlap tried to dine-and-dash during a date. Redmond suffered brain and head injuries while trying to stop him. Dunlap's trial was scheduled to start Monday, but he's now expected to plead guilty to robbery and battery charges Wednesday.

3) Indianapolis has seen at least five people hurt in four different shootings in just the last 24 hours. Now the city's launching a new anti-crime program. Volunteers hit the streets last night for the Peacemaker program, focusing their first night on the Brightwood neighborhood on 25th Street between Dearborn and Sherman. They go out to clean-up neighborhoods and talk to residents, building ties with neighbors and figuring out which young people need help getting jobs.

4) We are watching storms in northern Indiana this morning. Because they will head south during the morning, Chuck Lofton says we can expect some scattered thunderstorms later today and highs in the mid 80s. That paves the way toward a weekend to be weather aware, especially if you're headed to the Indiana State Fair. No all-day rain today, but don't be surprised if rain and thunderstorms move in to the Fairgrounds. There will be plenty of dry time this weekend but the combination of upper energy moving over the region, humid air and daytime heating means some thunderstorms develop in the afternoon.

5) It was excitement and relief for Colts fans last night as Indianapolis beat Seattle in their first pre-season game. The Colts pulled out a 19-17 win. What may be more important, though, is Andrew Luck survived his first hit back in action after being off the field for 15 months. In fact, "Luck not only got up, but he let out a primal scream – YAHHHHH! – and then high-fived Jack Doyle," Bob Kravitz wrote. The Colts are off today before getting back to training camp in Westfield tomorrow. Their next preseason game is at home Monday, Aug. 20 against Baltimore.

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