5 things you need to know for Tuesday, Nov. 14


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

1) Fire investigators are expected to be back in Camby this morning as they try to figure out what caused a home explosion and fire. One house was destroyed and the houses on either side had some pretty serious damage. No people were hurt, but two dogs died in the fire. Firefighters say there was a gas leak in the area, but can't say for sure if the gas leak caused the explosion.

2) A man was hurt in a crash that closed I-69 near Pendleton overnight. A semi driver said his truck broke down around 2:30 a.m. in the left northbound lane near the exit for SR-13. That area's restricted to two lanes because of a construction zone. He said he turned his flashers on and put orange hazard triangles out near the truck while waiting for a wrecker to arrive, but a white SUV rear-ended the trailer. That driver was taken to Methodist Hospital, but police couldn't immediately confirm his condition. The semi driver wasn't hurt. I-69 was closed for about 3 hours, but reopened after 5 a.m.

3) A legislative commission created to review Indiana's antiquated booze laws meets today - just days after two powerful lobbying groups presented their own alcohol plan as one that will win lawmakers' approval. The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers and the Indiana Retail Council said Friday that they have resolved longstanding differences, paving the way to repeal a prohibition on retail Sunday alcohol sales. The groups also announced opposition to allowing convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer — a right long afforded to liquor stores. The lobbyists' statement comes amid criticisms that lawmakers have been too deferential to Indiana's powerful liquor store owners.

4) Jimmy Fallon returned to The Tonight Show last night after taking a week off following the loss of his mother Gloria. She died last weekend at the age of 68. Fallon became emotional while talking about his mom, saying, "I feel so grateful to be able to do this every single night and I'm very appreciative of all the support from all of you that my family received over the past week and we're going to continue to work really hard to bring some light and laughter into the world. Thank you for watching. Thank you for helping me and my family recover from this loss. Mom, I'll never stop trying to make you laugh. I love you."

5) Visibility is near zero in spots in northern Indiana this morning, so use extra caution if you are headed north. Later today, Chuck Lofton says we'll have a beautiful albeit cold day with highs in the upper 40s and sunshine. Our next rain-maker comes through tomorrow, and looks wet and raw again along with the possibility of thunder and embedded gusty wind.

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