5 things you need to know for Monday, Aug. 20


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

1) A man is in the hospital after being shot at least twice overnight on the northeast side. It happened shortly before 1:45 a.m. in the street in front of his house on Adams Street. When police arrived, he was found between his house and a neighbor's. Metro Police say he was taken to Eskenazi in critical condition. Detectives haven't released a suspect description.

2) Freshman orientation at Purdue took a turn for the disturbing, according to students who were there. Comedian Andy Gross picked a young woman from the audience to be part of his act, but students say he started making sexual harassment jokes and made her touch his leg. Students who were at the event say the young woman left the stage crying, and when he tried to get another female student to volunteer, none of them would. Students say most of the audience on the ground floor had walked out within 30 minutes of the show starting. We reached out to Gross for comment, but he hasn't responded.

3) Simone Biles won her fifth U.S. women's gymnastics title yesterday - while wearing a leotard she designed herself to honor victims of sexual harassment. Teal is the designated color for survivors, a group that includes Biles, who revealed in January she was among Larry Nassar's victims. The statement of her uniform choice simultaneously served as a beacon to her otherworldly gymnastics while also highlighting the need to keep the Nassar victims at the forefront. Biles' win last night made her the first woman in 24 years to post the top score on every event on her way to a national championship.

4) Today will be a weather aware day in Indiana. Chuck Lofton says the morning should be fine, but be on the lookout for storms to move in by this afternoon. Storms and rain should ramp up around the noon hour and will stick around until at least midnight. Any of those storms could produce lightning and heavy downpours. The first two cold fronts this week arrive early tomorrow morning, but it's a mere wind shift to the west. Otherwise, tomorrow remains very humid and unsettled with scattered downpours and storms. The afternoon rain could be the heaviest, with a half an inch to an inch of rain is possible.

5) Bob Lamey, the long-time radio voice of the Colts, is retiring. "I have had a great deal of fun for 35 years, and it’s time," Lamey said of his decision. Lamey was the voice of the Colts from 1984 to 1991, then again from 1995-2018. "I will always bleed blue," he said in his announcement. Matt Taylor, Colts radio host and preseason sideline reporter, will "handle play-by-play duties in the interim." Lamey talked with WTHR's Bob Kravitz earlier this month.

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