5 things you need to know for Friday, Dec. 15


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Happy Friday! Here are five things you need to know today.

1) The Colts moved to 3-11 on the season after losing to the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football. Broncos backup quarterback Brock Osweiler entered the game in the first quarter after starting quarterback Trevor Simian got hurt. The Colts could not hang onto an early 10-0 lead, and lost their fifth consecutive game. One silver lining to the game—Colts backup tight end Brandon Williams had to be carried off the field after a scary hit on the field. He was taken to the hospital with a possible neck injury, but was back in the locker room after the game with a concussion.

2) A New York judge ruled a family can still file a wrongful death suit against former NASCAR star Tony Stewart. Stewart fatally struck Kevin Ward Jr. when Ward exited his race car after a crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in August 2014. Stewart's lawyers had previously argued the case was best left to a jury.

3) IU and Chicago Cubs fans might have a new item for their Christmas wish lists. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame Museum unveiled a limited edition Kyle Schwarber bobblehead overnight. The bobblehead is $40 and can be purchased through the museum's website.

4) A Silver Alert has been declared for a missing Linton man. Robert G. Waters was last seen wearing red hat that says "Waters Fishing," a brown coat, light blue short sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. He was last seen around 3 p.m. Thursday, and is believed to be in extreme danger. If you have any information on Robert G. Waters, contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Department at 812-385-1140 or 911.

5) May the force be with you! "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" premiered Thursday evening, and reviews are already coming out, including one from our resident Star Wars fanatic Carlos Diaz. Carlos saw the film at the IMAX theater in the Indiana State Museum. He also caught up with other fans who showed up for the latest installment of the historic series.

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