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Get in the Know with Kim’s Monday News & Headlines

Rain, snow, ice, and bitter cold are still locking down a big stretch of the U.S. including here right here in Indy.

Good morning.

Two major weather systems are tracking across the upper part of the continental U.S., bringing snow, rain and thunderstorms.  Freezing rain will hammer a wide swath from the Midwest to the northern mid-Atlantic tonight.

Early here in Indy and the metro area, it’s a wet and ice-covered Monday—which is the fallout from last night’s winter storm. Ice is heavier to the northern parts of the listening area causing slide offs, traffic issues and delays. A travel advisory is in effect here in Marion County. A travel watch is in effect in counties to the north, like Hamilton which means that only essential travel is recommended. Regarding schools, Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield school districts are closed and Indianapolis Public Schools are on a two-hour delay. Slow it down and give yourself extra time. The sidewalks are icy as well. IndyGo.has tweeted out to expect delays in this morning’s public transportation commute.

No injuries are reported in a house explosion on Vine Street, just south of Rockville Road. Firefighters say the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived at around one o’clock early Monday morning.  They say it was a rental house and no one was home.

Indianapolis metro police are looking for a suspect in the murder of a man shot answering his door. They say Henry Nunn was shot several times at around 2:30 in the wee-hours of Sunday morning. This happened near 35th Street on North Illinois Street. Police don’t believe this was a random act of violence.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is preparing for his third State of the State speech. Observers are watching to see whether he’ll give any hints at a presidential run in 2016—a decision that he says he won’t make until after this legislative session ends. Pence will deliver his address Tuesday evening.

Secretary of State John Kerry is dismissing criticism for not attending Sunday’s anti-terror rally in Paris as “quibbling.” He told reporters Monday the White House has been deeply engaged with France and said he’ll be traveling to Paris on Thursday for high-level anti-terrorism talks. The Obama administration is facing sharp criticism for not sending a senior official to the rally.

ISIS is releasing a new video calling for attacks on police officers, soldiers, and civilians. CNN reports ISIS is specifically targeting the U.S, Canada, France, and Australia. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have alerted law enforcement agencies across the nation about the latest ISIS threat.

In Sports…

The Colts went in to Mile High stadium in Denver and took the win from Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos Sunday night 24-13. Andrew Luck threw for 265 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Colts advance to the AFC Championship taking on the New England Patriots next Sunday for the right to go to the Super Bowl. No word yet on the future of Manning.

Finally… (tonight on TV)

A new film about a journey of reflection and a search for redemption premieres tonight when “Evolution of a Criminal” debuts on PBS. The filmmaker and subject of the project is Darius Clark Monroe, who grew up in tough times and robbed a bank when he was 16 years old.  The story touches on the effects of poverty, desperation and the prison system, as well as his road to redemption. Monrow says he hopes the film inspires others. “Evolution of a Criminal” premieres on “Independent Lens” tonight at 10:00 p.m. Eastern on PBS seen in Indy on Channel 20 WFYI.

Indianapolis Weather…

Icy conditions are impacting flights at Indianapolis International Airport, so if you’re heading out today…call ahead…there have been several cancellations.  We are under a winter weather advisory across the city on this ice-covered Monday.  Today’s High 33 degrees.


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