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WTHR Sunrise's biggest stories of 2016

It's been a busy year for WTHR Sunrise. We've compiled the biggest stories of the year.
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - It's been a busy year for WTHR Sunrise. We've compiled the biggest stories of the year.


1)
Lawrence Township school bus crash kills principal, children

Principal Susan Jordan died in January and two students were seriously injured when a school bus jumped the curb during afternoon pickup at Amy Beverland Elementary School.


2)
Carrier announces plan to move jobs to Mexico

Carrier announced plans Feb. 10 to relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico by 2019, affecting roughly 1,400 jobs. Carrier manufactures furnaces at a facility on W. Morris St. in Indianapolis.


3)
Howard County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz

Howard County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Koontz was killed in March, the first line-of-duty death in Howard County in at least 50 years. Koontz was a three-year veteran on the force. The 26-year-old was shot and killed March 20 while serving a warrant.


4)
August tornado outbreak

Eight tornadoes were confirmed in central Indiana on Aug. 24. three of which touched down, including an EF-3 in Kokomo. Gov. Pence said the storms hit at the worst possible time when factory shifts were changing over and school was getting out. Remarkably, no serious injuries or deaths were reported.


5)
Trump announces deal to save Indiana Carrier jobs

President-elect Donald Trump's reached a deal Nov. 29 to keep hundreds of Carrier jobs in Indiana. Carrier agreed to keep around 1,000 jobs in Indiana in exchange for a $7 million tax break.


6)
Indianapolis ice storm

An ice storm hit Central Indiana on December 17, leaving motorists stranded on I-465 for nearly nine hours.
State Police responded to
nearly 350 property damage crashes, two fatal crashes, and more than 50 personal injury crashes. Many flights
were delayed
at Indianapolis International Airport.