MARION COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Health experts say the remnants of Hurricane Isaac could help curb the West Nile Virus in Central Indiana.
Indiana University Health Neurologist Dr. Karen Roos says the expected heavy rains will help wash away mosquito larvae and refill the current low level water ways where mosquitoes are laying eggs.
The Centers for Disease Control expects the number of West Nile cases across the U.S. to accelerate over the next few weeks. The agency says it is one of the worst years on record when it comes to people becoming ill and dying from the virus.
Two people have died in Indiana.
Mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in all nine townships in Marion County.
Health experts recommend staying indoors during the dawn and dusk hours when mosquitoes are most active. If you are outside, health officials recommend using mosquito repellent.
Two people are in the Vigo County jail facing charges of burglary with deadly weapons, residential entry, and possession of various drugs and paraphernalia.
The holiday season is often a happy one for the whole family, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one it can be a difficult time of the year. One local family is carrying on the memory of their son during the holidays.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
UPDATE: 3 people arrested in connection to shooting death.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.