5 Things You Need to Know this Wednesday morning

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ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPS LEAD INTO WET HOLIDAY WEEKEND:
Chuck Lofton says beautiful weather is on tap for today with some highs reaching 40. He's tracking a wet holiday weekend for Central Indiana. Watch his forecast.

IMPD OFFICER INVOLVED IN CRASH ON NE SIDE: An IMPD officer was involved in a crash around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday near 38th Street and Franklin Road on the city's northeast side. Police say the officer was not injured in the crash. They do say there are other injuries, but they are not believed to be serious. More details.

MARION CO PROSECUTOR EXPECTED TO SPEAK ABOUT MONSERRATE SHIRLEY RICHMOND HILL EXPLOSION CASE:
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry plans to speak Wednesday about the Monserrate Shirley case. Shirley is the woman at the center of the 2012 house explosion in the Richmond Hill subdivision on the city's south side. A judge sentenced Shirley Tuesday to 50 years in prison for her role in the deadly blast. Learn more.

PUPPIES RESCUED BY OFFICER FROM INDIANAPOLIS DUMPSTER ON ROAD TO RECOVERY:
A litter of puppies rescued from a dumpster by an IMPD officer are doing great. They became social media stars after pictures went out this weekend, showing the puppies saved during this weekend's ice storm. When you take a peek at them, it's hard to believe they barely survived. Watch Jennie Runevitch's report.

FORMER BALL STATE FOOTBALL PLAYER FOUND DEAD IN DETROIT:
A former Ball State football player was found shot to death in Detroit Tuesday. 28-year-old Robert Eddins and 32-year-old Ricky McFarland were found in the basement of a home on Pierson Street, WDIV reported. Eddins played on the defensive line for the Cardinals from 2006-2010, then played linebacker for the NFL's Buffalo Bills in 2011. He was named to the All-MAC second team in 2009 and 2010. More details.