5 things you need to know for Wednesday, Feb. 14


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

1) Today marks one year since Libby German and Abby Williams were found dead after disappearing one day before while walking on a wooded trail near Delphi. Ribbons with the girls' favorite colors, purple and teal, still hang in downtown Delphi. This is a community that hasn't forgotten or given up hope police will find the girls' killer soon. Police hope the anniversary spurs more tips to come in that can help lead to the killer. "I believe we are one puzzle piece away from figuring out who this individual is," State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said yesterday. "Then the real work begins."

2) Two men were pulled from a pond at a Madison County campground overnight. The sheriff says a veteran conservation officer with Indiana DNR, a man in his 40s; and one of the man's friends, a man in his 70s; went fishing yesterday afternoon. A concerned relative called police several hours later after not hearing from the men. DNR conservation officers and the Union Township Fire Department found a hole in the ice on the pond at Camp Kikthawenund on West CR 500 North, with the men's bodies nearby. The conservation officer was not on duty at the time. This is the second DNR officer to die this winter. DNR investigators are looking into what happened.

3) Shaun White won his third gold medal on the halfpipe last night. While he was competing, allegations made in a 2016 lawsuit resurfaced on social media. The former drummer in his rock band, Bad Things, Lena Zawaideh, said White sexually harassed her, and then refused to pay her wages after he fired her. The lawsuit was settled in May for an undisclosed amount. White dismissed the allegations as "gossip."

4) A flu outbreak is forcing Liberty Christian School in Anderson to close its middle and high school building for two days this week. They'll be operating as E-learning days tomorrow and Friday, while the Pre-K through 6th grade students will remain on a normal schedule. In a Facebook post yesterday, the school prayed for God's healing power on the student body. in the wake of 20 percent of the student body displaying flu-related symptoms and half the teachers out sick as well. The school will use the days of canceled classes to clean the building.

5) We're off to a mild start this Valentine's Day, but Chuck Lofton says to expect a cloudy day overall with some showers in the forecast not just today but during the next several days. Afternoon temperatures will near 50 degrees. Tomorrow will be even warmer, nearing 60 degrees. Keep the umbrella handy tomorrow, though, as we have a better chance for more rain. As a cold front arrives later in the day Thursday, a few rumbles of thunder will be possible along with a few pockets of heavy rain.

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