5 things you need to know for Wednesday, Sept. 13


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Happy Wednesday! Here are five things you need to know this morning:

1) Mt. Vernon Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins is headed to Florida to help Hurricane Irma victims. He's a member of the Indiana National Guard and was called into action. He's currently helping to evacuate patients in Florida who were affected by the powerful storm. If you want to help, the Salvation Army of Indiana is looking for volunteers. They're offering Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) courses to train to become a certified disaster response volunteer.

2) INDOT is making some changes to the final stretch of the Interstate 69 construction project, including changes to access roads, interchanges and alignment along SR 37. There's still time for you to make your voice heard on this project. Public meetings are being held both today and tomorrow.

3) We all have a chance for a little rain as what's left of Irma slowly climbs to the north. Chuck Lofton says most rain amounts will be less than a half inch. Because of the cloud cover and the rain, expect the high temperatures to stay in the mid-60s all day long today. The average high temperature for this time of year is 79. The Indy Eleven play a rare Wednesday game tonight, so bring a poncho just in case.

4) It's the 13th day of the month, which means it's Checkup 13 day. Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States. Studies show 1 in 7 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Men are at a higher risk if they are African American and if their father or brother is diagnosed with prostate cancer. The older a man is, the greater his risk of developing prostate cancer. The screening for prostate cancer includes a blood test measuring protein to generate a PSA score, and a digital rectal exam. The exam is the part of the screening that men tend to avoid. Both tests are free for qualified men as part of Checkup 13 this month.

5) A new study shows that Indianapolis is the #2 city in the country for jobs this year. Glassdoor's Best Cities for Jobs in 2017 found that Indy came in second only to Pittsburgh. The rankings are based on hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. They found more than 80,000 open jobs in Indianapolis with a median salary of $43,000. Indianapolis employees rated their job satisfaction level at a 3.3 out of 5.

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