INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Good morning. Here are five things you need to know today:
1) Metro Police are investigating a chase that ended with a bicycle and sheriff's department car hitting each other, after it was all caught on a passerby's phone camera. The Facebook post of the video has been watched thousands of times. Devon White, a 35-year-old wanted on a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender, was riding his bike away from at least two sheriff's deputies who were chasing him on foot until the bike and a police car crashed into one another on the corner of Washington & Illinois streets Tuesday.
2) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants the U.S. secretary of state to come to Pyongyang for nuclear talks, according to South Korea's president. Kim also wants a second summit with President Donald Trump as soon as possible. The report came after a three-day summit in Pyongyang between the Korean leaders. Kim reportedly also wants to get a declaration officially ending the Korean War by the end of this year. The 1950-53 war still technically continues because it ended with a cease-fire not a peace treaty. The U.S. is worried a peace treaty would result in Kim pushing for the removal of U.S. troops from South Korea.
3) Dozens of Indiana National Guardsmen are back home this morning after 4 months overseas. Roughly 70 guardsmen returned to the Lawrence armory yesterday afternoon after training with military forces from Australia, Indonesia and Japan. it's the first time any National Guard unit has gone on such a mission.
4) We should expect another hot one in central Indiana with temperatures nearing record levels this afternoon - in the lower 90s. Chuck Lofton says spotty storms remain possible before 7 p.m. but many areas likely don't see a drop. We're still targeting tomorrow afternoon for the arrival of a cold front and eventual break from this heat wave, but not until after temperatures climb into the mid-to-upper 80s with heat indices above 90 degrees. There's plenty of wiggle room on timing and coverage, but right now downpours and storms appear likely along the front between noon and 7 p.m. tomorrow, including possible severe wind and/or hail. It's possible much of the storm activity may be in southern Indiana by the time most Operation Football games kick-off. Areas south of Interstate 70 could see the rain a little longer.
5) IMPD officers are hosting a Community Day downtown today from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Georgia Street. There will be food, live music and the entire event is free and open to everyone.