An IMPD officer has been shot in an incident on the southeast side of Indianapolis.
Three other officers were wounded, dispatchers confirmed to Eyewitness News. The cause of their injuries have not been confirmed.
The incident happened in the 1600 block of S. State Avenue around 7:30 p.m.
Behind the front, Wednesday will be cooler with highs in the 70s. High pressure will keep us mild and dry through Friday.
Another cold front arrives Saturday and will cause rain and thunderstorms. Right now Brickyard 400 race day looks dry.
Central Indiana received 1 to 2″ of rain on Tuesday. Colder air will move in behind the cold front and snow showers will be likely through the end of the week. Expect up to an inch of wet snow on Wednesday and another inch is possible on Thursday. Sunny skies return this weekend.
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A year ago, WTHR began its quest to bring our viewers one Super Bowl story per week. Now that we’re a week away from the big game, it’s dominating our newscasts. We’re broadcasting live from the NFL Experience and Super Bowl Village for the next week and a half, and we’re glad to be part of a national event that puts the spotlight on Indianapolis.
As digital content manager, I expected things to be busy…and they are! But one thing I didn’t count on were all the questions.
On WTHR’s Facebook wall, we take a lot of viewer questions. Some we treat as rhetorical (‘Why did the price of gas jump 40 cents a gallon this afternoon?’ Um…I don’t know. I’m not an economist!) while others demand a more specific response. If I can answer, I will. If I know how to get an answer for someone and I know it will take me less than a few minutes to research, I’ll do it – because I see WTHR’s role as a valuable public service. There’s a lot of misinformation and rumor that floats around on social media. If I have the opportunity to set the record straight with the facts, then I will share those confirmed facts.
But what about when WTHR’s Facebook wall gets flooded with questions about Super Bowl events? We were getting so many questions that we assigned a brave intern to tackle them today. We came up with a list of questions and answers that you can review here. Not comprehensive by any means, but it’s a start.
If you have a question, I would start with the Super Bowl Host Committee’s site. The layout is straightforward and it’s relatively easy to find basic information on parking, event schedules and attractions.
If you don’t have any luck there…you can try us on our Facebook wall!
Every day in our 6:00 pm newscast, Eyewitness News will feature a viewer-submitted picture of the day. We’re looking for pictures that capture the Hoosier spirit. You can email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Photo Gallery. Please only submit pictures taken the same day.
Here’s a picture of our very own Dave Calabro presenting the Operation Football Spirit Award to Brownsburg High School today.
One of the fun things about managing WTHR’s Facebook wall is checking out all the creative stuff our viewers like to post.
Sue Huffman posted this pic today:
The picture itself was amusing, but Chuck Lofton’s response was even better:
From Democratic analyst Robin Winston:
“Clearly Gov. Daniels’ message worked. Now it’s time to not concentrate on control but to work and build consensus and move our state forward. There still are talented and committed Democrats who are poised and ready to help the governor create better paying jobs, improve education, make our tax system more equitable and move our state forward.”
From Republican analyst Peter Rusthoven:
“The shift of two seats to the Republicans in Indiana reflects the nationwide shift to Republicans in the US House of Representatives, an election that became a national referendum on the Obama adminitration’s priorities over the last twoyears. Locally, the shift in the Indiana House of Representatives to Republican control means that Gov. Daniels will now have an oppportunity to enact major education and governmental reforms that have been blocked by the Democratic-controlled House. It also means that the Republican party will be redrawing the congressional districts next year, which will have an impact on the Hoosier congressional delegation elected in 2012.”
“It’s a big night for Republicans, but I hope they remember that it is a mandate to do constructive things, including cutting federal spending and reversing the increasingly large role of the federal government in American life. If we don’t take the lead on these kinds of issues the voters will reject us and we will deserve to be rejected.”
Democrat Brad Ellsworth is expected to give his concession speech in a couple of minutes. NBC and AP projected Republican Dan Coats as the winner of the US Senate seat a while ago.
WTHR will do a live cut-in if/when it happens.