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Explosion causes serious damage to dorm at Murray State

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An explosion at Murray State University caused serious damage to a dorm on campus Wednesday night. 

New Indiana ATV helmet law kicks in this weekend Video included

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Indiana Conservation Officers are spreading the word before a new off-road vehicle helmet law takes effect this weekend.

CRAWFORD | U of L to limit NCAA appeal to vacated wins, tourney revenues; Pitino to appeal separately Video included

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The University of Louisville board of trustees on Wednesday approved an NCAA appeal that seeks to overturn an order to vacate records and return NCAA Tournament revenues handed down as punishment for men's basketball violations. Head basketball coach Rick Pitino will appeal his five-game suspension separately.

Journey concert at KFC Yum! Center provides therapy for man with cerebral palsy Video included

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Legendary rock band Journey will entertain thousands of fans at the KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday. But for one fan, it's a real life journey and therapy.

Silver Alert declared for Indiana woman believed to be in danger

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A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing woman from Beech Grove, Indiana. 

Company makes big donation for Newburg Boys & Girls Club teen room

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The Newburg Boys & Girls Club just unveiled a new teen room. It's bigger, with new technology, furniture and flooring.

Mobile clinic set up in Louisville to treat cases of canine flu Video included

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A local animal hospital is taking new steps to control the dog flu in Louisville.

New study reveals asthma attack 'hot spots,' air quality issues in Louisville Video included

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Air Louisville studied 1,147 people with asthma over the last two years to find solutions to our community's breathing problems.

Prosecutors ask for additional time in case against former LMPD officer accused of sex abuse Video included

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They say they're still gathering evidence in the case.

Semi-truck catches fire after flipping into a ditch in Jeffersonville Video included

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A semi truck carrying creosote-coated railroad ties flipped into Mill Creek around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Jeffersonville.

Police searching for man who crashed into woman's Laurel County home Video included

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The homeowner says the man jumped out of the truck and begged her not to call police.

Lawsuit filed over Louisville rule restricting parking for food trucks Video included

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The law bars food trucks from parking within 150 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant that serves similar food.

Community sounds off in fierce debate over fate of Scott County jail Video included

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The Scott County jail is plagued with problems ranging from overcrowding to health and safety concerns -- but even though the state is demanding a fix, there is a furious debate about how it will be paid for.

BOZICH | Should basketball coaches earn bonuses for playing tougher schedules?

Archie Miller can earn a yearly bonus at Indiana for playing a tougher non-league schedule. Archie Miller can earn a yearly bonus at Indiana for playing a tougher non-league schedule.
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Should college basketball coaches be paid bonuses for playing more difficult non-conference schedules? Archie Miller's contract at Indiana includes a scheduling bonus clause.

Kentucky lawmakers exploring new ways to fix state's roads and bridges

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Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover said everything is on the table.

Shepherdsville Police looking for good Samaritans who helped officer arrest suspect

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"These men didn't keep walking or pick-up their cell phones to record the struggle," police wrote. "They made a decision to get involved. And for that, we are grateful."

Louisville man accused of exposing himself to children and trying to lure them into his apartment

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Witnesses said he also was seen outside his apartment holding a long gun.

Activist and Pride Inc. founder George Burney dead at 89 Video included

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The tributes coming in for the long-time civil rights activist and community volunteer. 

LMPD responding to a shooting in the Smoketown neighborhood Video included

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The initial details MetroSafe is able to give about the shooting. 

Scott County officials to vote on proposed $5.5 million county jail renovations Video included

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Scott County leaders are deciding whether to pour $5.5 million into renovating the county jail -- but some officials are concerned about the project. 

Coast Guard honors shipmate who died at Falls of the Ohio more than a century ago Video included

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard paid tribute to John Munz.

Officials say man scammed elderly Jefferson Co. woman using 'unknown black tar-like substance' Video included

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Officials say three people stood over the woman as she wrote the check, and that she felt fearful.

Six suspects arrested after drugs, guns and cash found in Jeffersontown home

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Police say half a dozen suspects were arrested after officers executed a search warrant inside a Jeffersontown home and found drugs, guns and cash. 

Former U of L basketball player Chris Jones shot in Memphis Video included

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The late night fight on a city basketball court right next to a police precinct. 

Former JCPS superintendent Ernest Grayson dies at 91 Video included

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The first superintendent of the newly-merged Jefferson County school system has died.

Gov. Matt Bevin publicly signs bill allowing Kentucky's public schools to teach the Bible Video included

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The bill allows school districts to offer an elective course on the Bible.

Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

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The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack.

On National HIV Testing Day, Austin, Indiana, celebrates fewer new cases Video included

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Tuesday was National HIV Testing Day, and an HIV epidemic that hit a small Indiana town is seeing quite a change.

JCPS board votes to approve 'Males of Color' Academy in Louisville Video included

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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After more than two hours of public comments and discussion, the JCPS school board gave district officials the green light on Tuesday night to proceed with the creation of a school geared toward black male students.

UPS to freeze pension plans for non-union employees Video included

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UPS is freezing pensions for 70,000 non-union workers.

Clarksville Community School Board reaches retirement deal with Superintendent Kim Knott Video included

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The same Clarksville Community School Board that voted to fire her approved a retirement deal Tuesday night with Superintendent Kim Knott.

New group trying to reduce crime and strengthen Russell neighborhood Video included

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The Russell Neighborhood Association held its first meeting Tuesday night at the Oak and Acorn Intergenerational Center hoping to address a spike in violent crime.

LMPD and Mayor Fischer stress importance of anonymous tip line in solving crimes

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Louisville Metro Police and Mayor Greg Fischer are pushing the use of the anonymous tip line to help solve crimes.

Former U of L basketball player Luke Whitehead presents personalized jersey to family of Dequante Hobbs Jr. Video included

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The University of Louisville honored a 7-year-old boy who was killed by a stray bullet while sitting in his home. 

Metro Council group crafting anti-harassment policy to 'foster respect'

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The Anti-Harassment Policy Work Group met Tuesday to discuss two ordinances designed to create a reporting procedure for harassment allegations.

Families of suspect and victim tell different stories after 14-year-old Louisville girl stabbed to death Video included

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Was it self-defense or murder? Two families are telling very different stories about what happened at a Louisville gas station.  

LG&E close to finishing $300 million natural gas pipeline project that started 20 years ago

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After more than 20 years, LG&E is finishing one of its largest natural gas projects in Louisville.

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama after reports of possible active shooter Video included

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Officials say no injuries were reported.

Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron honored in art exhibit at Louisville Slugger Museum Video included

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Although towering giants in vastly different fields -- boxing and baseball -- Ali and Aaron both also played a pivotal role in the fight for civil rights.

Snapchat's new location feature raises privacy concerns for some parents Video included

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Parents are being warned that an update to the popular app Snapchat could put your child in danger. 

Suspect posts on Snapchat during high-speed police pursuit in boat on Lake Cumberland Video included

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Police arrested a man over the weekend after he allegedly led officers on a high-speed boat chase for more than an hour on Lake Cumberland.

9-year-old Indiana boy shot to death while playing with unsecured gun Video included

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Police say the gun's owner is a 27-year-old man who is related to one of the children.

Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

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Sources tell the Associated Press that Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess.

BOZICH | Former Hoosiers, Wildcats soar, score at NBA Awards night

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Three former Indiana University stars and two former Kentucky Wildcats were honored during NBA Awards Night Monday. 

UPDATE: Coroner releases name of 14-year-old girl stabbed to death near Speedway gas station Video included

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A 19-year-old woman is charged with the murder of a 14-year-old girl.

Louisville credit union employee accused of stealing thousands

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Authorities say the crime was captured on surveillance video.

KY. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE: There are no bull sharks in Kentucky Lake

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Despite what you may have read on Twitter or seen dropping through your Facebook feed, there are no bull sharks in Kentucky Lake.

City considering 4 proposals to develop vacant property in west Louisville

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Several organizations have submitted suggestions for turning vacant property in west Louisville into something productive.

Nearly one overdose death per day in Louisville, state report finds Video included

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The synthetic opioid fentanyl was linked to roughly two-thirds of the city's fatal overdoses last year.

UPDATE: Police identify man killed in crash on I-65, near Seymour, Indiana Video included

Courtesy: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, ISP Courtesy: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, ISP
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It happened about 12:45 Tuesday morning near Seymour, just north of exit 50, and the road reopened around 7 a.m.

UPDATE: Owensboro man found lying in a pool of blood in his own home dies from his injuries Video included

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Police have also identified the victim.

Reward of up to $10,000 being offered for information in PRP gun store burglary Video included

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A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered for information leading to an arrest for the theft of several firearms from J&M Pawn.

Elizabethtown mom charged with DUI after driving into floodwater with 4-year-old daughter in car Video included

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An Elizabethtown woman and her young daughter had to be rescued after police said she drove into floodwaters while she was heavily intoxicated. 

POLICE: Louisville man hired hitman to commit murder in Florida Video included

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Police arrested the suspect on Monday.

JCPS to consider proposal for 'Males of Color' Academy Video included

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The meeting starts at 7 o'clock tonight at the Van Hoose Education Center on Newburg Road. 

Louisville-area kids may have been exposed to rabies Video included

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The Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness is looking for Louisville metro residents who came into contact with bats that may have rabies.

City of Jeffersonville working toward $1.8 million Nachand Fieldhouse restoration project Video included

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It will be a costly effort to restore Jeffersonville's most historic building, the Nachand Fieldhouse. But with a $1.8 million price tag, city leaders think they can save the 80-year-old building. 

Amid California AG's travel ban, LGBT advocates and tourism officials defend Louisville's equality record Video included

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fisher is asking California’s attorney general for a reprieve regarding a recent state-funded travel ban.

New interim superintendent for New Albany Floyd County Schools striving for 'business as usual'

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The new interim superintendent of New Albany Floyd County Schools is busy preparing for a new school year. 

4 groups competing to spend millions and build on vacant lot in west Louisville Video included

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A competition is underway for a chance to spend millions of dollars and build on vacant land at 28th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in west Louisville.

Commission meets for first time to identify at-risk sewage treatment plants in Kentucky Video included

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For two years, WDRB has reported about sewage being dumped into a Bullitt County creek. Now the state is stepping in to fix that problem -- and identify others.

Louisville entrepreneur opens cereal restaurant on Baxter Avenue Video included

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Louisville's first all-day cereal cafe is opening soon on Baxter Avenue.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Lottery picks do not equal NCAA titles; Musburger high on UK football

Rick Bozich presents his weekly Monday Muse. Rick Bozich presents his weekly Monday Muse.
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Is putting three players in NBA Draft Lottery but not winning NCAA title a reason for John Calipari to beam or blush? Brent Musberger is bullish on UK football. Illinois offers a 10-year-old.

Sen. Rand Paul says Senate bill does not fix health care Video included

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Senator Rand Paul visited Louisville on Monday to tour the Siemens manufacturing plant, but much of the focus was on the Senate effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Indiana water park says it's 'profoundly sorry' for chemical burns

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The park says it now knows what happened.

Indiana college holds naloxone training Video included

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The event was part of a partnership with a group called Guido's Purple Shamrock, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic.

Kentucky appeals court clears LMPD officer accused by judge of giving 'false' testimony

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"It's been extremely frustrating the last few years," Louisville Metro Police Officer Jeff Eberenz said Monday. "I'm extremely happy the record has been set straight."

Police: Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

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As authorities tried to determine exactly how a 14-year-old Delaware girl managed to fall from a New York amusement park ride, one industry expert said even the strictest safety guidelines won't prevent accidents if customers don't follow the rules.

Mayor Fischer asks California's AG to exempt Louisville from latest travel ban Video included

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Last week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra blocked state-funded travel to Kentucky, Texas, Alabama, and South Dakota in response to what he considers anti-LGBT-rights laws enacted this year.

Investigation underway in Hart County after fatal stabbing

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An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at the Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville.

Prepaid RiverLink transponders start hitting store shelves in Louisville Video included

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Kentucky and Indiana agreed on a retail effort in spring 2015 as part of a plan meant to ease the burden of Ohio River bridge tolls on low-income drivers and minority communities.

Chef Edward Lee opening second Succotash restaurant in Washington, D.C. Video included

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The concept is already a hit in the National Harbor area of Baltimore, Maryland.

Two women in court after fatal home invasion in Russell neighborhood Video included

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Two women charged in a robbery that turned fatal in the Russell neighborhood last Friday pleaded not guilty in court Monday. 

Elizabethtown Police chief retiring, replacement named Video included

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Chief Tracy Schiller is retiring September 1st, and Mayor Edna has already chosen his replacement. 

Supreme Court to rule on wedding cake case pitting religion against gay rights

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The case involves a Colorado bakery and a same-sex couple planning a wedding.

Wanted Kentucky attorney says he fled the country Video included

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Eric Conn reportedly flew to a country that does not have an extradition agreement with the U.S.

Work on Sherman Minton Bridge could cause delays Video included

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Crews with the Indiana Department of Transportation will be reinforcing several beams this week.

Benefit held for Louisville paramedic's 19-month-old son as they prepare for his 13th surgery Video included

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A Louisville toddler, just 19 months old, is about to have his 13th surgery. Allison Schweitzer is a paramedic with Louisville Metro EMS and has been on medical leave for seven months to watch after her 19-month-old son Oakley. 

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go' Video included

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A man who said he heard a girl screaming for help from an amusement park ride said he couldn't let her die. 

IMAGES: Kids fighting cancer treated to party before heading to camp Video included

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The kids will spend a week having fun and participating in different camp activities.

Louisville Metro Corrections officer shot at home in Clarksville Video included

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Officials have not released the names of the suspect or the victim.

SUNDAY EDITION | A career ‘fixer,’ Greg Postel takes on biggest job yet at University of Louisville Video included

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Dr. Gregory Postel thought he would practice medicine his whole career. Instead, he's been thrust into one leadership role after another over 23 years at the University of Louisville. 

Music lovers gather for Louisville Music Collector's Convention Video included

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The convention was a music show, as well as a place to sell the collectibles.

Vigil held to honor 17-year-old North Hardin High School student after swimming accident

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Elijah Thornton was swimming with a group of people Thursday in heavy rain when he went under and never resurfaced

Scholarship created in memory of Louisville 7-year-old shot by stray bullet Video included

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The scholarship in Dequante Hobbs' name will be for underprivileged children. 

Former U of L basketball star, current NBA player Montrezl Harrell to play in 2017 Dirt Bowl

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The game has a scheduled start time of 6:45 p.m.

Tips to stay sun smart this summer Video included

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Skin cancer rates are on the rise, especially for melanoma and especially for young people. Dr. Jae Jung, a dermatologist with Norton Hospital, shared some tips to stay safe in the sun this summer.

Victim shot, killed during Russell neighborhood robbery identified, 2 suspects in custody Video included

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MetroSafe said it happened just after 5:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Jefferson Street.

PRP couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary Video included

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A couple in Pleasure Ridge Park celebrates 65 years of marriage. WDRB learns about their love story and the secret to a long and happy marriage.

24-year-old man shot outside home in Hurstbourne identified Video included

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The case remains under investigation by LMPD's Homicide Unit.

Benefit poker run held to benefit daughter of motorcyclist killed in crash Video included

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Friends and family took part in a poker run at CC Power Sports in Shepherdsville to remember 32-year-old Aaron Jennette.

Cleanup underway after tornado moves through LaRue, Marion counties Video included

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The National Weather Service has determined an EF-1 tornado moved through the area Friday. 

Dozens of Louisville kids surprised with new beds as part of "Hope to Dream" event Video included

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In addition to the new beds, the kids were treated to breakfast and a tour of Slugger Field, including the field and home plate.

Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Championship Boxing Series debuts at Freedom Hall Video included

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All eyes were on the ring Saturday as boxing's brightest stars and hopefuls took to the ring in Louisville.

Judge Mathis stops in Louisville to talk respect at 'I am Ali' festival Video included

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The popular television judge was once involved with gangs, dropped out of school and spent time behind bars before turning his life around. He came into town to speak about respect and conviction.

Tribute marks 14th birthday of girl slain near Indiana trail Video included

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A group of family and friends gathered to release a lantern balloon on the 14th birthday of one of the two northern Indiana girls who were killed four months ago while out spending the day on a hiking trail.

Authorities identify three Louisville residents killed in head-on crash in Ohio Video included

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Authorities have identified three Louisville residents who died in a head-on collision Friday with a tractor-trailer rig in Sandusky County, Ohio. 

All Louisville first responders learning SWAT techniques in order to be prepared for anything Video included

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Mass shootings have become increasingly more common across the United States, putting not only law enforcement but first responders in the crosshairs. 

LMPD investigating fatal shooting in Pleasure Ridge Park Video included

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Supervisors at MetroSafe tell WDRB a call came in at 6:46 a.m. Saturday.

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