INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Good morning. Here are five things you need to know today:
1) Metro Police are investigating an overnight shooting that happened just south of downtown. Officers found two people sleeping in a car near White River Parkway West Drive & Raymond Street around 3 a.m. When officers tried to wake them, the sleepers started fighting instead. One of them had a gun and accidently shot himself with it. At last check, he was listed in critical condition.
2) A Crawfordsville woman reportedly called 911 early Monday morning to admit to killing her husband Friday. Sheila L. Ridenour, 55, took police to the body of 62-year-old Billy J. Ridenour. Deputies arrested her for murder and failure to report a dead body.
3) As we expected, light snow fell around the area last night and early this morning. Chuck Lofton says slick spots are possible area-wide as temperatures fall into the 20s during the morning commute. Scattered lake effect snow showers give way to a brightening sky this afternoon with chilly "highs" near freezing. Get used to this. Our morning lows will be very cold into early next week. Tomorrow is a quiet but cold weather day before a system brings a mix of precipitation types to the area Thursday.
4) Amazon has reportedly chosen two sites to share its new HQ2. Both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal report New York's Long Island City and northern Virginia's Crystal City will become the new East Coast bases for Amazon. Indianapolis was among 20 finalists to land the headquarters
5) If you know someone who needs a little extra cheer this holiday season, our friends at the Smiley Morning Show may be able to help. They're looking for families for the 12 Trees of Christmas. It's not based on financial need, but about helping cheer someone up. The Smiley Morning Show will bring them a brand new tree and $500 in gifts. Click here if you want to nominate someone.
***Andrea Morehead has returned to WTHR, and she is cancer-free! She will officially be back on-air this evening, working part-time for the next few weeks as she continues to recuperate after nine months of treatment, including radiation.