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A cool and quiet week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Easy start to the week with temperatures in the 40s with a partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will take a slow trek to the lower to mid-50s. A cold front will swing in later Monday night generating a few light sprinkles overnight.

Tuesday looks to be a slightly cooler day with highs in the mid to upper 40s with more sunshine through the afternoon. Wednesday will be another quiet day with highs warming to the lower 50s.

Another cold front will swing across the state Thursday bringing in a wintry mix. Highs will struggle only warming to the lower 40s. A mix of precipitation will transition to all snow showers late Thursday with little to no accumulation.

Friday will be a cold and bright day with highs in the upper 30s. The weekend looks split for now with highs in the lower 40s Saturday. An additional cold front will pass through Sunday bringing a mix then straight snow showers that could possibly accumulate.


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.