5 things to know for Tuesday in Indiana

An update on what Tuesday's weather will hold, closing lists, and, among other stories, predictions for how the RV industry will perform in 2014. 

Posted on Jan. 28, 2014 at 12:21 a.m.

1. Harsh weather will continue through Wednesday
Elkhart County and the surrounding Michiana area is under two winter weather warnings from the National Weather Service. 

A wind chill warning will be in effect until noon on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The wind chill could hit -25 to -35 degrees Tuesday morning and likely won't warm past -15 to -30 Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The NWS also warns of gusts of wind causing drifts of snow on roads. Roads could quickly become slippery or, in some cases, impassable.

The Elkhart Truth also has weather updates online, thanks to our news partners at WNDU.com.

2. Businesses, school closed Tuesday while government offices are set to reopen
Schools and many businesses are closed for Tuesday because of bitter cold that could reach 25 - 35 degrees below zero.

While the closings list is rather long, county officials said that the snow emergency declared Monday morning would be downgraded to a travel warning by Tuesday at 10 a.m. Government offices, which closed early on Monday are set to reopen at noon as well.

3. Officers involved in Marion Street shooting death will not face charges

A grand jury decided not to take legal action against three officers involved in a fatal shooting following a vehicle chase in November. 

Elkhart Police officers tried to stop Chris Ryckeart, 31, who was in a blue and gray pickup when he sped away. Ryckeart led police on a 40-minute chase from Elkhart to Michigan and back. When he allegedly backed his truck into the path of officers, Ptlm. Dan Mayer, Cpl. Jason Ray, and Ptlm. Jason Gruber fired shots and killed Ryckeart. 

4. HJR-3 trimmed; civil unions would be ok, same-sex marriage still banned

The Indiana House of Representatives stripped a sentence from House Joint Resolution 3 that, if passed, would allow civil unions under the state constitution but still ban same-sex marriage. 

The sentence banning civil unions has been a bi-partisan sticking point for many lawmakers and, together, both parties narrowly voted to change the proposed legislation in a 52-43 vote.

5. RV industry shows production in 2013 double what it was four years ago

The RV Industry showed booming improvement in 2013 and is looking forward to more of the same in 2014.

RV wholesale shipments in 2013 rose 12.4 percent from the year prior, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association announced. The 321,127 units shipped in 2013 nearly doubled the annual total from 2009 and marked the fourth consecutive annual increase.



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