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Employee of New Albany restaurant diagnosed with hepatitis A

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Anyone who ate at the restaurant on March 23, 24, 26, 28, 30 or 31, or April 2, should monitor his or her health to determine if they are experiencing any hepatitis A symptoms.

LaRue County sheriff's deputy shoots suspect after pursuit in Roanoke, Ky. Video included

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The suspect in serious condition at University of Louisville Hospital, KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory said.

Proposed redistricting would affect 4 New Albany Floyd County elementary schools Video included

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Hundreds of students in the New Albany Floyd County School District could be sent to new schools next year because of a change in redistricting. 

Death of a 57-year-old man near downtown Louisville skate park ruled a homicide Video included

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Louisville Metro Police responded Tuesday morning to a report of a body on Franklin Street near the skate park.

City hopes to generate buyers for vacant properties with tour for realtors Video included

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Organizers hope they can look past the boards, the blight and the busted windows to see what's possible. 

Jefferson County school board members unsure when to expect audit after Pruitt's departure

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted to support the 'Males of Color' Academy on Tuesday night; it is expected to open in 2018-19 year. (Photo by Toni Konz, WDRB News) The Jefferson County Board of Education voted to support the 'Males of Color' Academy on Tuesday night; it is expected to open in 2018-19 year. (Photo by Toni Konz, WDRB News)
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Two of those board members – Chris Kolb and Chris Brady – said they had expected Pruitt to release the audit this week. “That’s what we were told, that it would come out this week,” Kolb told WDRB News. “Obviously I don’t think that that’s probably going to happen now.”

Kentucky GOP House leader: Lawmakers still have 'strong' relationship with Bevin despite overriding vetoes

House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne House Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne
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House Speaker David Osborne of Prospect recapped the contentious 2018 General Assembly at a Greater Louisville Inc. event in Louisville Wednesday.

Centerstone asks Metro Council for $1.3 million in funding for its diversion program Video included

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The Living Room Project identifies people suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues in Louisville and takes them in as an alternative to jail. 

IMAGES | WDRB tours the luxury apartments inside the downtown Louisville Omni Hotel Video included

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There are 600 hotel rooms on the lower levels and 225 apartments on the top 16 floors.

Kentucky lawmakers earmark mineral taxes to fund Louisville's botanical gardens

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A Louisville Metro Council member claims the state earmark precludes local decision making for funds that previously were under city control.

Downtown businesses impacted by Louisville Water Company work on Main Street Video included

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Water was shut off to six or seven businesses, and Main Street was torn up Wednesday.

Former President George H.W. Bush calls wife 'most beloved woman in the world'

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In a statement, the nation's 41st president says the outpouring of love to Barbara Bush following her death "is lifting us all up."

City preps for Thunder include traffic routes, tighter restrictions for boaters and hepatitis A inspections Video included

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The city released final information Wednesday about access to downtown and the measures being taken to keep the crowd safe. 

Henry County Schools faces bus driver shortfall Video included

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Currently, Henry County employs 20 drivers with five substitutes. With 28 routes, it’s left a hole.

Amid a hepatitis A outbreak, health concerns loom ahead of Thunder Over Louisville Video included

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In recent weeks, Louisville has had an outbreak of hepatitis A with several cases coming from restaurants. 

POLICE: Louisville teen robbed victim at gunpoint

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Police say the crime happened April 1.

CRAWFORD | After hot finish, Kentucky's Gabriel will test the NBA Draft process Video included

Wenyen Gabriel will declare for the draft, but won't hire an agent. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Wenyen Gabriel will declare for the draft, but won't hire an agent. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Wenyen Gabriel averaged 10 points and 5.5 rebounds a game over his final eight games for Kentucky as a sophomore, and will test the NBA Draft waters, though he won't hire an agent. 

PAWS ON PATROL: Police partner with animal shelter to take dogs on field trips Video included

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The next dog you see inside an LMPD patrol car may not be a drug-sniffing K-9 out to hunt criminals.

Kentucky AG Beshear sues Johnson and Johnson, subsidiaries for 'deceptive marketing scheme'

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a fifth lawsuit in his effort to hold drug manufacturers accountable for the state's opioid epidemic. 

FOUND: Police cancel 'Operation Return Home' for teen who went missing Monday

17-year-old Matthew Pawlak has been found safe. 17-year-old Matthew Pawlak has been found safe.
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LMPD says 17-year-old Matthew J. Pawlak is safe. 

Woman in critical condition after house fire in Phoenix Hill neighborhood Video included

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When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was coming from the home.

Celebrity guest list announced for 2018 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala Video included

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Proceeds from the event will towards several charities.

WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino dead at 82

WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino dead at age 82. WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino dead at age 82.
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He's being remembered as one of the pioneers of American pro wrestling. 

Investigators arrest third suspect accused of using Backpage.com to traffic 2 underage teens Video included

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Police have arrested a Louisville man for his alleged involvement in trafficking two teenagers. 

Police say Louisville man wore same clothes during several armed robberies Video included

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Police say he even had a Facebook picture showing him wearing the same clothes.

Bird strike forces Southwest jet to make emergency landing in Nashville

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The emergency occurred a day after a Southwest plane's engine exploded during a flight and a businesswoman was killed.

BOZICH | Louisville earns 8-2 RPI-boosting win over Kentucky Video included

Josh Stowers (center) scored a run and drove in a pair as Louisville defeated Kentucky Tuesday night. Josh Stowers (center) scored a run and drove in a pair as Louisville defeated Kentucky Tuesday night.
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Louisville spotted Kentucky a 1-0 lead and then scored the next eight runs while defeating the Wildcats, 8-2, Tuesday night at Jim Patterson Stadium. 

With influx of Derby visitors, new Airbnb tax change could bring additional revenue to Louisville Video included

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With Thunder Over Louisville and the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, a change to how taxes are collected from Airbnb listings is expected to bring in substantial revenue. 

Vendors hope for big economic impact as weather forecast shines on Thunder Over Louisville Video included

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Hundreds of thousands of people expected in downtown Louisville this weekend, and local businesses are looking to the skies so more money can go into their wallets.  

Stephen Pruitt resigns as Kentucky education commissioner Video included

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Pruitt signed a four-year contract to serve as Kentucky’s education chief in October 2015. His ouster comes a day after Gov. Matt Bevin appointed seven new members of the 11-person education board

Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead at 92

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With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush's image was what she laughingly called "everybody's grandmother."

IRS pushes tax deadline back to Wednesday after technical difficulties Tuesday morning

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Wednesday is the new deadline to file and pay taxes after the Internal Revenue Service spent hours dealing with technical difficulties on Tuesday.

5 things you need to know to enjoy Thunder over Louisville from southern Indiana Video included

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The Jeffersonville Police Department hosted Thunder Over Louisville media briefing Tuesday to provide information on the traffic patterns, schedules, barricades and new changes for this year’s event.

Ky. Gov. Bevin administration tries to block AG Beshear from handling pension lawsuit

Attorney General Andy Beshear, left, and Gov. Matt Bevin Attorney General Andy Beshear, left, and Gov. Matt Bevin
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Gov. Matt Bevin's office filed a motion claiming Attorney General Andy Beshear has a conflict of interest in the case. 

Neighbors torn on scrapped plans for Against the Grain microbrewery in Swiss Hall Video included

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Against the Grain Brewery had big plans for Swiss Hall in the Saint Joseph’s neighborhood.

Popular Thunder Over Louisville viewing areas filled with debris Video included

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Thunder Over Louisville is in four days, and popular viewing areas along the Ohio River are covered in debris. 

U.S. COAST GUARD: Ohio River to be extremely dangerous for boaters during Thunder Over Louisville

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Officials want people to wear their life vests and to leave the alcohol at home.

New Albany Police investigating after man's body discovered near Silver Creek Video included

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The cause of death is unknown.

Former Louisville mayor Jerry Abramson accepts 'Executive in Residence' role at Spalding University

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He is expected to help the school develop academic programs focused on juvenile criminal justice reform and restorative practices.

Louisville man accused of stealing wallets from patrons at Keeneland racetrack

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They say he would then use the stolen cards to purchase gift cards and gaming systems.

Waterfront Park playground gets more than $170K in upgrades

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A grant from the state made the upgrades possible.

Engine explodes during Southwest Airlines flight; 1 passenger dead Video included

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The plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia where passengers were evacuated. 

Meade County man accused of robbing a man and shooting him several times in Vine Grove

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Police say the victim was shot several times and had to be taken via helicopter to University Hospital.

POLICE: Cashier conducted $2K in false transactions at St. Matthews Babies 'R' Us Video included

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The suspect is charged with two counts of theft.

Louisville Metro Police investigating after body found downtown Video included

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An autopsy will be performed to determine the precise cause of death.

IRS working to restore online payment system on Tax Day

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Just in time for tax day: the IRS website to make payments is down.

Bevin clarifies apology during news conference praising new board of education appointees Video included

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During a news conference Tuesday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin said he expects the state board of education to do the right thing for Kentucky, but he wouldn't speculate about the future of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt. 

WHO IS THIS? | Shepherdsville police asking for public's help to identify person who tried to break into home

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Anyone with any information on the individual's identity is asked to call the Shepherdsville Police Department at (502) 921-1000, or via the tip line at (502) 215-1588.

Crews to begin setting up Chow Wagon at Waterfront Park Tuesday afternoon

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The Chow Wagon opens next Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m., and remains open until Oaks Day, May 4.

Big driving range planned off Snyder Freeway near Old Henry Road Video included

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Developer Kevin Cogan plans to build a three-story golf driving range and “entertainment facility” off Old Henry Road near the Snyder Freeway, according to plans filed with Louisville Metro government.

Jeffersontown Police trying to get thousands in stolen property back to owners Video included

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Jeffersontown Police say William Baker and his uncle, Charles Shelton, stole $10,000 worth of items at J-town Self Storage and other similar places across metro Louisville.

Vice chair of Ky. education board: Commissioner Pruitt says he didn't share details of audit with JCPS

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But Rich Gimmel, the board's vice chairman, added that such a move, if it happened, "would be a serious breach of trust by" Pruitt.

Early morning fire destroys home in Pleasure Ridge Park Video included

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No injuries have been reported after a fire destroyed a home in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood early Tuesday. 

Kentucky education commissioner's fate could be decided at Tuesday board meeting Video included

Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt
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Pruitt held a town hall meeting at Atherton High School on Monday to discuss new graduation requirements as the Kentucky Department of Educations starts its revision process, and afterward, he told WDRB News that Tuesday’s special meeting could be good news or bad news.

Several cat carcasses found near Churchill Downs as cat population in the neighborhood grows Video included

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Louisville Metro Animal Services say they are aware of reports cat remains have been found and are launching an animal cruelty investigation.

'Night Court' star Harry Anderson dead at 65

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Harry Anderson, famed 80s sitcom star best known for his work as judge Harry T. Stone on “Night Court,” has died at age 65.

Kentucky health department recommends hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone in counties affected by outbreak Video included

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That recommendation includes everyone living in Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Greenup, Carter and Boyd counties, according to a news release.

Kentucky teachers and union leaders question the sincerity of Gov. Bevin's apology Video included

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On Monday, teachers and labor leaders held a new conference to demand more from Bevin.

Radcliff man accused of handcuffing, raping and torturing woman for a week Video included

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The suspect's sister said the two were involved in "some things like 50 Shades of Grey."

INDOT changes plans to fix Highway 111 near Horseshoe Southern Indiana Video included

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Major rain through the winter and spring has washed away major parts of Highway 111.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Louisville and Kentucky jostle for NCAA baseball position

Louisville and Kentucky will play baseball Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium. Louisville and Kentucky will play baseball Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Jim Patterson Stadium.
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Who needs the win more Tuesday night: Louisville or Kentucky baseball? Another former Cardinal player is getting closer to the big leagues. Who is Lee Corso's sleeper pick?

MISSING | LMPD asking for public's help to find 17-year-old Matthew J. Pawlak

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Police say he left his home in the 1500 block of Sable Creek Circle sometime between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, April 16.

JCPS opens application period for anyone hoping to start a charter school Video included

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The two-month window to submit applications runs from April 16 through June 15.

Developer breaks ground on apartments near the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville Video included

ARC Construction broke ground on a new luxury apartment complex at the base of the Big Four Bridge. ARC Construction broke ground on a new luxury apartment complex at the base of the Big Four Bridge.
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The complex could open as early as the spring of 2019.

Gov. Matt Bevin's apology for Friday's controversial comments getting mixed reaction Video included

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Some are ready to accept Bevin's apology, others said it was not genuine.

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