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A home under construction in a Dogwood Homes subdivision in Shepherdsville, Ky. A home under construction in a Dogwood Homes subdivision in Shepherdsville, Ky.

SUNDAY EDITION | Louisville-area home construction industry slowly rebuilds from downturn

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Home builders in the Louisville area are putting up new houses at the fastest rate since the housing crash of 2008. But the new construction market is still a far cry from its pre-recession peak.

BOZICH | College Basketball Notebook: Pitino, Miller, Crean, Davenport, Felton, EKU, more

Rick Bozich presents a college basketball notebook. Rick Bozich presents a college basketball notebook.
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Notes on Rick Pitino, Archie Miller, Tom Crean, Scott Davenport, Wade Houston, Dan McHale, Dennis Felton and more from a weekend of AAU hoops in Louisville. 

Kentucky Beef Council presents first-ever Louisville Burger Week

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Indulge in some of the Derby City's most delicious burgers during the first ever Louisville Burger Week. It runs July 24-30 and burgers are just $5. 

Family holds golf scramble, raises awareness about epilepsy

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It's a disease that can come at any time, in an instant, for no known reason. Some experts say the fatal side of epilepsy isn't discussed often enough. Now, one family invites you to help find a cure. 

4 arrested after drug investigation in Columbus, Indiana

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Police say multiple complaints were made about possible drug activity.

Students use art to bring inspiration to Louisville neighborhood

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Studio 2000 is a partnership between Louisville Visual Art and Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation.

8 people found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio

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The air conditioner in the trailer was not working, officials said. And the high temperature in San Antonio on Saturday was a sweltering 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).

3 killed in crash near Bloomington involving bus headed to Louisville

(Photo courtesy of Fox 59) (Photo courtesy of Fox 59)
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The accident happened around 2 p.m. in a construction zone near Bloomington.

Volunteers work to bring new life to Louisville's Elliott Park Video included

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Some of the chores to be done included weeding and landscape work, but one of the biggest tasks was cleaning up the neglected bathroom building. 

2 months after his death, Dequante Hobbs remembered by family, friends at candlelight service Video included

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Family and friends refuse to give up hope that someone will be arrested and held accountable for his murder.

Federal judge approves temporary measure for buffer zone at Louisville abortion clinic Video included

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The hearing scheduled for Monday to discuss the temporary restraining order. 

New Jersey becomes 3rd state to raise smoking age to 21

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Governor Chris Christie signed a bill Friday, lifting the minimum age to buy tobacco from 19.

Mother sentenced to life terms for killing twin 2-year-olds

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An Arizona woman with mental problems has been sentenced to two life terms plus 20 years in the 2015 drowning deaths of her 2-year-old twins and the attempting killing of a 3-year-old son at their home.

Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved Video included

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A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine.

Local theater company takes on social issues, cyberbullying in performances Video included

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Looking for Lilith was commissioned to create a play on cyberbullying by the Make a Difference for Kids organization, which was started by family members whose daughters died from suicide after being bullied online.

Archaeologists excavate 17 graves from Clarksville cemetery for road-widening project Video included

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Officials say the graves in Clarksville along Blackiston Mill Road date between 1830 and 1900.

Nelson County School Board names acting superintendent

Tom Brown (Photo courtesy of Nelson County Gazette) Tom Brown (Photo courtesy of Nelson County Gazette)
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The Nelson County School Board has named an acting superintendent just days after Superintendent Anthony Orr announced his resignation. 

Firefighters fight flames, high temperatures during warehouse fire in Park Hill neighborhood Video included

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MetroSafe dispatchers tell WDRB the call came in at 2:49 p.m.

LMPD investigating death of 4-month-old on Crawfordshire Lane Video included

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An LMPD spokesperson says officers responded to a call that a child was in cardiac arrest early Saturday morning.

Trump blasts Clintons, NY Times, 'fake news' in lengthy Twitter rant

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Trump tweeted at least eight times within a one-hour period.

Louisville teen to compete in international karate tournament

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One Louisville teen is taking his talents across the ocean for the World Karate and Kickboxing Championships.

BOZICH | Johnson rises, Langford rests, Hunter relaxes as AAU comes to Louisville

Trinity junior David Johnson has offers from three schools, including Louisville, and is drawing more attention during summer AAU play. Trinity junior David Johnson has offers from three schools, including Louisville, and is drawing more attention during summer AAU play.
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Trinity junior David Johnson is drawing more attention from college coaches. Romeo Langford is resting a minor injury. IU commit Jerome Hunter has relaxed after picking the Hoosiers.

Scottsburg family fulfills dream of opening animal farm to public

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An animal farm recently opens in southern Indiana. After at least a decade, the owners' longtime dream to bring more animals and good news to their small community becomes a reality.

Farm, food education for kids is focus at Saturday's New Albany Farmers Market

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Local children are getting a taste of culinary school and a leg up in their education at the New Albany Farmers Market Saturday.  

Admitted alcoholic with 9 DUIs could get shock probation

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He has nine prior DUI's, but despite that, he could get out of prison very early.

Suspects arrested for string of church break-ins in Indiana and Kentucky Video included

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Police arrested two men on Friday wanted for a string of church break-ins in Indiana and Kentucky.

Indiana mother of 3 children at the center of Tuesday Amber Alert now charged with attempted murder Video included

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According to court documents in the case, Mekielle Pullins allegedly sent videos of her choking her toddler son to the boy's father.

Hot temperatures don't deter summer festival-goers from fun times Video included

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Hot food and even hotter weather. It's a busy weekend for summer festivals, and it's expected to bring the hottest temperatures of the year.

Ark Encounter loses major tax break for breach of contract Video included

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Weeks after the Ark Encounter celebrated its one year anniversary, the state's tourism agency pulled the plug on millions in tax breaks.

Blackiston Mill Road in Clarksville reopens

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Good news for drivers in Clarksville, a traffic headache because of construction is now clear. 

Louisville Water Company working overtime to keep cool, clean water flowing during extreme heat Video included

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The city of Louisville is going the extra mile to help keep people safe in these dangerously hot temperatures.

Tennessee county inmates get reduced jail time if they get a vasectomy with new program Video included

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Both male and female inmates can volunteer for the new program in White County.

Moped driver killed after collision with SUV on Blue Lick Road identified Video included

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The wreck occurred around 12:30 Friday morning near Blue Lick Elementary School and Knight Middle School.

New sprayground opens near Churchill Downs at Huston Quin Park Video included

(Image courtesy of Mayor Greg Fischer) (Image courtesy of Mayor Greg Fischer)
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Louisville's 31st outdoor water element was dedicated at Huston Quin Park in the Wilder Park neighborhood near Churchill Downs. 

Kentucky Humane Society confirms first case of dog flu at intake facility

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KHS is now quarantining and treating all exposed dogs at the facility, and is temporarily halting all canine intakes.

Transportation officials urge drivers to have a plan as total solar eclipse is one month away Video included

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Officials are estimating the two and-a-half hour trip from Louisville to Hopkinsville could take about four hours.

SLIDESHOW | Restored Spitfire aircraft lands at Louisville's Bowman Field Video included

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Bowman Field got an unexpected visitor Friday afternoon. 

New Xtremenasium ninja obstacle course, trampoline park to open in Clarksville

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Dreaming of becoming a ninja? You will soon be able to compete and test your skills.

Experts warn Louisville pet owners not to leave furry friends in hot cars Video included

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The dog days of summer are here, and while the heat is dangerous for people, it can also be deadly for animals.

New $14.5 million South Central Regional Library opens in Okolona Video included

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The unique features and technology designed into the new facility. 

Heat wave fuels red hot demand for air conditioner repair Video included

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Repair crews working overtime to keep up with requests

Blues, Brews and Barbecue Festival begins Friday Video included

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The festival runs until 11 p.m. Friday and starts again Saturday from 4 to 11 p.m.

Police investigating after shooting in downtown Louisville Video included

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Police are investigating after a man was shot in downtown Louisville early Friday.

Local students offer solutions to rise in violent crime at Youth Summit Video included

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It also focused on ways to improve conditions and issues at home and at school, like bullying and peer pressure.

Clarksville students get surprise visit from teachers a week before classes resume Video included

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Some students in Clarksville got a reminder this morning that summer break is almost over.

Indiana bartender accused of over-serving 2 customers killed in car crash Video included

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Officials say the two men were drinking at a bar in Greenfield, Indiana, when they started showing signs of severe intoxication.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to replace Sean Spicer as White House press secretary Video included

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The appointment that reportedly prompted Sean Spicer to resign as White House spokesman.

E'town police say woman left Kroger without paying for cart filled with merchandise

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Police are also searching for a man who apparently served as a lookout. A witness says after leaving the store, the pair drove away in a blue or green Dodge Stratus with a temporary tag.

Ethics commission dismisses complaints filed over Ky. Gov. Matt Bevin's home purchase

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A spokesman for Bevin declined to comment, saying he would "let the dismissals speak for themselves."

POLICE: Feces-covered Carrollton man called his dead dog 'beautiful' Video included

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Police say he told them he was "high on life."

Kentucky told to pay $220,000 in attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

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The reason a federal judge says Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis doesn't have to pay the fees.

Rupp Arena expansion plans released Video included

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Construction is set to start in January.

More than 90 people eligible to retire from Louisville Metro Police Video included

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River City FOP President Dave Mutchler says there is no indication or confirmation of how many will actually choose to retire. 

BOZICH | Friday Follies -- Hugh Freeze; O.J. Simpson; Big Ten basketball

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Rick Bozich presents his Friday Follies with a look at departing Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze, O.J. Simpson winning parole and a Big Ten basketball scheduling air ball.

Seymour man arrested after 67-year-old mom hospitalized with signs of malnutrition, dehydration

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Police say when they searched the victim's bedroom, they made more troubling discoveries...

Guns N' Roses coming to the KFC Yum! Center November 3 Video included

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The "Not in this Lifetime" tour marks the 30th anniversary of "Appetite for Destruction." 

Ex-Miss Kentucky USA accused of smuggling drugs into prison Video included

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The prison time Kia Hampton could serve, if she's convicted. 

Teenagers recorded man drowning and did nothing to help Video included

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In the more than two-minute long video, the five teen boys can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay afloat, police say, in a pond near his family's Cocoa, Florida, home.

Trump administration to ban U.S. travel to North Korea

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The officials said Friday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had determined to implement a "geographical travel restriction" for North Korea.

FBI looking for women and minorities at recruiting event Video included

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The recruiting event seeks to hire special agents, but there are several qualifications you have to meet first.

Nelson County Schools superintendent resigns

Anthony Orr Anthony Orr
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School board members say Superintendent Anthony Orr handed in his resignation letter Thursday. 

JCPS student who emigrated from Mexico will meet President Trump after being chosen to attend Boys Nation Video included

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In the future, Hernandez wants to work on immigration legislation to specifically help students who are illegal immigrants and trying to change their lives through an education. 

Everyone from first responders to runners battle hottest temperatures of year Video included

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While some people are turning up the air conditioning to beat the heat inside, others are out braving the extreme temperatures.

Road project will improve access to Louisville neighborhood cut off by train Video included

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People in Louisville are cut off from their homes several times a day, and it is all because of a train.

Operation Save America has plans for 'graphic' anti-abortion videos in upcoming public protests Video included

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Local and national abortion clinic leaders are voicing concerns over the Operation Save America plans for rallies and protests starting Saturday.

Louisville and Lexington mayors receive $5 million grant to fight rising crime Video included

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Louisville and Lexington are 75 miles apart, but they're face-to-face when it comes to dealing with rising crime. 

'Squash the Beet' farmers market in west Louisville keeps kids grounded by growing fruits and vegetables

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A garden is flourishing behind the Parkland Boys and Girls Club in west Louisville.

LMPD chief says he was forced to promote officer with checkered past Video included

LMPD Sgt. Derrick Leachman LMPD Sgt. Derrick Leachman
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Louisville Metro Police Det. Derrick Leachman lost evidence in an armed robbery case and then repeatedly lied about it under oath at trial. And he was once charged with disorderly conduct and wanton endangerment after allegedly pulling his weapon on McDonald’s customers.

CRAWFORD | U of L amends arena deal -- now tension must give way to teamwork

University of Louisville interim president Greg Postel, flanked by professor Elaine Wise and athletic director Tom Jurich, talks about amending the university's deal with the Louisville Arena Authority (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) University of Louisville interim president Greg Postel, flanked by professor Elaine Wise and athletic director Tom Jurich, talks about amending the university's deal with the Louisville Arena Authority (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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While they've been at odds in tense financial times, U of L, the city of Louisville and the state's Arena Authority better get comfortable together, according to WDRB's Eric Crawford.

Amid rancor, U of L trustees OK new KFC Yum! Center deal Video included

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The board’s decision came after a spirited discussion in which some members defended U of L’s deal at the downtown arena, where city and state officials convinced the university to move its basketball games more than a decade ago.

U of L decision to increase contributions is a big piece of KFC Yum! Center's rescue plan Video included

KFC Yum! Center KFC Yum! Center
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Flawed revenue estimates led to red ink for the arena.

Explosion heard before fire erupts inside home near Seneca Park Video included

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It was reported shortly before 3 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Alta Vista Road just south of I-64 near Seneca Park.

$5 million grant to focus on preventing violence in Kentucky's biggest cities Video included

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The fellowships being created in Louisville and Lexington for black men and boys aged 16-25.

Louisville city officials asking public to take precautions as intense heat looms Video included

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The extreme heat is beginning to take its toll on Louisville, even as the city opens cooling centers in the hopes of preventing weather-related deaths.

U of L names new pediatric health care facility after former Yum! Brands CEO Video included

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The University of Louisville has honored one of its supporters by naming a new health care facility for him.

Indiana BMV to refund drivers $62 million after class action lawsuit

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Some Indiana drivers could soon be receiving another refund from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

O. J. Simpson granted parole, will go free from prison Video included

O. J. Simpson at parole hearing O. J. Simpson at parole hearing
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A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free.

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington found dead in 'apparent suicide'

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The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.

BOZICH | Jeff Brohm earning A's as Purdue football's Mr. Fix-It Video included

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Jeff Brohm is already earning As as he tries to develop a winning and entertaining style of football at Purdue -- just as he did at Western Kentucky. 

Death of former IU football player James Hardy ruled a suicide

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The coroner's office says it ruled the death a suicide based on Hardy's medical and psychiatric history, as well as evidence, including some found on his body.

U.S. Sen. John McCain thanks supporters, tweets 'I'll be back soon' Video included

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The tweet came one day after it was publicly announced that the Republican from Arizona has brain cancer.

Louisville woman accused of stealing over $11,000 worth of jewelry from Kohls Video included

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Police say store employees found evidence of the crime on a dressing room floor...

Humana looking to fill 500 seasonal jobs for fall Medicare enrollment

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Louisville-based Humana Inc. is looking to hire about 500 people for seasonal jobs lasting no more than six months to help sign up seniors for the company’s Medicare Advantage plans. 

POLICE: Louisville suspect shot in chest by victim he tried to rob Video included

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Police say a Louisville suspect got more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a man with a gun.

Jeffersontown looking to fill vacant city council seat

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Councilwoman Kristina Dreisbach submitted her resignation on July 11, 2017.

Simpsonville police looking for suspected outlet mall thieves Video included

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Police say they hit Tommy Hilfiger and Polo at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

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