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Cool day; Even colder Friday!

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A damp start to the morning for those that live south of I-70. Otherwise, a lot of moisture will struggle to make it north Thursday morning. Some colder air will push through this morning with gusty winds pushing 20 mph from the north which will cool temperatures to the 30s midmorning.

Any moisture leftover in south and southeastern Indiana could transition to some snow with no accumulation. Clouds will break apart with some sunshine breaking through. That will warm temperatures to the lower 40s.

Thursday night lows will drop to the lower 20s and upper teens with a clear sky!

Friday will be a cold day with daytime highs in the upper 30s with a mainly sunny sky. Improvement in temperatures this weekend with highs in the mid-40s with sunshine and clouds. Even warmer Sunday with highs in the lower 50s with a few light afternoon and evening sprinkles possible.

Early next week harvests some big changes with highs during the afternoon in the lower 30s with snow showers through the afternoon and early evening. We could see some minor accumulations possible through early Tuesday. We could see some record cold early Tuesday morning with morning lows in the lower teens with day time highs in the mid to upper 20s.


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.