IMPD officer shot on Indianapolis southeast side

An IMPD officer has been shot in an incident on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

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.

Cooler weather on the way

Behind the front, Wednesday will be cooler with highs in the 70s

7daytues23Tuesday was our fifth, 90-degree day of the summer so far. A cold front moved across the state and caused strong storms mainly south of -70.

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.

Snow overnight

Expect up to an inch of wet snow on Wednesday and another inch is possible on Thursday.

7daytuesfeb26Central 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.

See all watches and warnings here.

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Super Bowl info central!

On WTHR’s Facebook wall, we take a lot of viewer questions. But the number of Super Bowl-related questions forced us to implement an action plan!

Indianapolis was looking good Friday night!

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!

 

Welcome to Hoosier Pic!

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.

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 pix@wthr.com 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.

Brownsburg High School wins 2011 Spirit Award
Brownsburg High School wins 2011 Spirit Award

Facebook fun

One of the fun things about managing WTHR’s Facebook wall is checking out all the creative stuff our viewers like to post.

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:

Sue Huffman posted this pic to our Facebook wall today.

The picture itself was amusing, but Chuck Lofton’s response was even better:

“Is your cat a female? Just wondering because that is the usual reaction I get from most women when I try to make a point!”

Results so far

Democrat Robin Winston and Republican Peter Rusthoven respond to tonight’s election results, and what it means for both parties.

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.”

Ellsworth to speak soon

Democrat Brad Ellsworth is expected to give his concession speech in a couple of minutes.

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.

No surprises so far…

Republican Dan Coats has a strong early lead and it’s possible NBC will project Coats the winner of the US Senate seat at the top of the hour.

The Associated Press called the races for Republican US House incumbents Dan Burton and Mike Pence shortly after the polls closed…no surprises there.

Hoosiers appear to favor the property tax cap amendment, with 67 percent in favor – but it’s early hours yet. Only two percent of precincts are reporting.

Republican Dan Coats has a strong early lead and it’s possible NBC will project Coats the winner of the US Senate seat at the top of the hour.

More updates to come…

On the record

Last week Eyewitness News interviewed six candidates from three key races.

Last week Eyewitness News interviewed six candidates from three key races – US Senate, Marion County prosecutor and Marion County sheriff. We asked each candidate the same set of questions pertinent to the office they’re running for.

You can watch the videos here.