TEMPLE, Texas — Before you get up and go, there are 6 things you should know.

Local Forecast

Tie down your outdoor Christmas decorations! A Wind Advisory is in effect for Central Texas until 6 p.m. because of a possibility for 35 mph gusts. Meagan Massey has the details in your Thursday morning forecast.

Local News

3 dead, 1 child hurt after standoff ends in Temple

A standoff in Temple ended with three people dead, including the male suspect, officials said. One child was taken to a hospital. Two schools were also placed under a lockdown after police investigated the area. Here's more on this developing story.

Early morning blaze burns Belton family's home before the holidays

A Belton family is now without a home after an early morning blaze caught their trailer home on fire. Central Bell County Fire and Rescue responded around 4 a.m. and spent 45 minutes dowsing the flames. Read more.

Two more teen girls charged with murder in shooting at Temple Walmart

Two more teens were charged with murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Isaac Kohlhass who was killed in the parking lot of a Temple Walmart on Dec. 5. Learn more.

Inmate escapes custody at Limestone County courthouse

Limestone County Jail officials are still asking for help to find inmate Tristan Neason after he escaped custody around noon Tuesday. This is the second time since May that Neason has escaped custody. Read more for his background and how to contact police with information.

Texas & Beyond

Husband on run after missing woman's body found shot, decomposing on Navarro County road

A woman’s decomposing body was found on Dec. 12 on a road near Richland, and was last seen on Nov. 10 in Houston. This led to an investigation.

Thank you for keeping in the know. Expect more from 6 Things to Know on Friday!