TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - It's not even Halloween yet but long lines at the post office might remind you of a busy December!
But that extra wait time is not a result of the federal government shutdown. Even though the United States Postal Service a branch of the federal government, it operates on its own, self-sustaining budget!
Simply put, the post office relies on sales of stamps and other postal products to remain open.
At Terre Haute's main postal branch Monday afternoon, long lines stretching all the way to the door could be found. Earlier Monday morning, only one woman was running the counter.
"It took me probably 15 to 20 minutes in-line to get three forms of change of address, filled them out and just turned them in within a couple minutes,” said Stacey Nelson, USPS customer.
Patient customers, like Nelson, did not blame hard working staffers at the Margaret Avenue branch in Terre Haute.
A spokeswoman in Indianapolis said it is business as usual and all mail is still being delivered, picked-up and processed.
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.