KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - From the Knox County EMA:
The Wabash and White rivers are now receding and with that are also public health concerns. The Knox County EMA asks residents to follow the instructions from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for the proper disposal of sandbags.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is responsible for protecting human health and the environment.
* If sandbags have come in contact with industrial wastes, fuel, oil or other chemicals that could negatively impact the environment, they must be disposed of at a municipal solid waste landfill.
In response to recent severe weather and flooding, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, along with the Knox County Emergency Management Agency, is conducting preliminary damage assessments in Knox County.
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: The Washington Police Department is looking to speak with a person of interest in an ongoing death investigation.
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.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.