5 Things You Need to Know this Tuesday morning
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND WARM TEMPS TODAY:
We're waiting on a front to move in and out of Indiana, but we'll be waiting a while. Scattered thunderstorms are around the area this morning. If you are headed to the Indiana State Fair, or even sending the kids out to school, pack along an umbrella or poncho. Watch Chuck's full forecast.
TAKE A STAND TODAY WITH NATIONAL NIGHT OUT:
Residents are staying out late tonight to show they're not afraid to fight back against crime. It's National Night Out Day. Some neighborhoods are holding events and others are getting visits from law enforcement. WTHR will be handing out cards at National Night Out events throughout the area encouraging everyone to share the common bond of taking a stand against crime by taking the Blue Pledge.
SECOND AMERICAN INFECTED WITH EBOLA EN ROUTE TO U.S:
Nancy Writebol, the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola in West Africa, is en route to Atlanta. A chartered plane specially equipped to contain infectious diseases took off at 1:12 a.m. local time (9:12 p.m. EDT Monday) from the airport in Liberia's capital, Monrovia. She is joining Hoosier-native Dr. Kent Brantly who is also infected with Ebola. After taking a second dose of an experimental serum, Brantly has shown some signs of improvement.
MOTHER WARNS ABOUT DANGEROUS NEW DRUG:
A Greenwood mother is warning families about a dangerous drug that is becoming more popular in Central Indiana. Her 16-year-old died on Mother's Day. He was the victim of a dangerous drug, a synthetic hallucinogen called NBOMe or "smiles." NBOMe is 60 times stronger than LSD and police say kids don't know what they're getting or what it's been cut with. Learn more about the drug and hear more of the mother's story here.
BEACON RECOVERED AFTER TEEN PILOT'S OCEAN CRASH:
Officials in American Samoa say they have recovered a personal locator beacon registered to an Indiana teen and his father who crashed off the U.S. territory last month as they attempted to fly around the world. The 17-year-old Haris Suleman died in the crash and his father, Babar Suleman, still is missing. Read more about the beacon.