5 things to know for your Thursday in Indiana

Posted on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

1. Grand jury will review shooting death by Elkhart police

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill announced today that a grand jury will be put together to review the Nov. 10 police shooting of Christopher Ryckeart.

Ryckeart, 31, was being pursued by three Elkhart Police Department officers when he died. According to the prosecutor's office, convening a grand jury to review incidences like this is not uncommon.

2. Some Elkhart County officials are vying for reelection, while others call it quits

Today officials around Elkhart County announced whether or not they'd throw their hats in the ring for the 2014 local elections.

Many incumbents filed for reelection, including Sheriff Brad Rogers. Others, including two county judges, decided not to pursue additional terms.

3. Dr. Phil to air episode featuring four Elkhart teens accused of felony murder

Four Elkhart teens charged with felony murder after they broke into a home Oct. 3, 2012, will be appearing on Dr. Phil, a representative from the show confirmed today.

Controversy surrounds the incident, as Indiana law allowed the four teens to be charged despite the homeowner having been the one to shoot 21-year-old Danzele Johnson, who was breaking into the home alongside the others.

4. Some area schools remain closed, have delayed openings Thursday

Despite being through with the worst of the week's winter weather, some schools, churches and businesses around the county will remain closed or have delayed openings Thursday, Jan. 9.

Click here for a full list of closures and delays.5. Soldier from Rolling Prairie dies in military training exerciseU.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dale E. Mathews was killed during a military training operation that went awry off the coast of England Tuesday, Jan. 7, our news partners WNDU reported.

The New Prairie High School graduate was a special mission aviator, and the crash is still under investigation.

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