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SUNDAY EDITION | JCPS, others hope suspensions decline with equity plan

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Suspensions at JCPS have increased in recent years, disproportionately affecting black students in the district.

Indiana cat shelter holds 'Kitty Shower' to show off newest additions, raise funds Video included

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The Animal Protection Association rescues homeless cats and kittens, and took the day to show off some of their newest additions.
 

UK makes advancements in limb, skin, retinal regeneration

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The University of Kentucky's biology department is setting itself a part from other laboratories around the world. 

1 killed after being hit by vehicle on Dixie Highway in Shively

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MetroSafe supervisors said the crash was reported at 9:35 p.m. at Dixie Highway and Kendall Lane as a single-car crash. 
 

Department of Defense meets with families of Kentuckiana POW, MIA Americans Video included

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Saturday, the Department of Defense met with some of their families at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville. 

LMPD investigating reported shooting in Smoketown neighborhood

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MetroSafe told WDRB the shooting was reported just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday as one person shot in the 600 block of East Broadway near South Hancock Street. 

Justify wins 143rd Preakness Stakes, earning second jewel of the Triple Crown Video included

Kentucky Derby 144 winner Justify earns the second jewel in the Triple Crown at the 143rd Preakness Stakes. (Eric Crawford, WDRB) Kentucky Derby 144 winner Justify earns the second jewel in the Triple Crown at the 143rd Preakness Stakes. (Eric Crawford, WDRB)
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The colt will now go for the third jewel in the Triple Crown, the 150th Belmont Stakes, which will be run on June 9 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. 

 

Louisville communities mourn the loss of homicide victims Video included

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Neighbors remembered the life lost near Cecil Avenue and West Broadway a day after a man was shot and killed.

22 Challenge hosts 4th annual walk for veteran suicide prevention Video included

Several walkers wore backpacks with weights in them, to symbolize the struggle many veterans go through. Several walkers wore backpacks with weights in them, to symbolize the struggle many veterans go through.
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Saturday morning, hundreds of veterans gathered at the Jeffersonville River Stage for the 4th annual 10k RUCK Walk. 

CRAWFORD | Justify wins foggy, soggy Preakness, sets date with Triple Crown Video included

Jockey Mike Smith tips his helmet to the Pimlico crowd he can barely see after winning the Preakness Stakes aboard Justify. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Jockey Mike Smith tips his helmet to the Pimlico crowd he can barely see after winning the Preakness Stakes aboard Justify. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Justify powered through the fog and the slop to win the Preakness Stakes and set up a bid for a Triple Crown in three weeks in the Belmont.

Yard sale at Cardinal Stadium draws hundreds of U of L fans Video included

Some people waited in that long line for over two hours to get into the sale. Some people waited in that long line for over two hours to get into the sale.
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Fans waited in a long line on Saturday to get into the yard sale where the school's Athletics Department was getting rid of official merchandise. 

BOZICH | Without cause Jurich's biggest win over Louisville administrators

Tom Jurich is positioned for a return to major college athletics. (Eric Crawford photo.) Tom Jurich is positioned for a return to major college athletics. (Eric Crawford photo.)
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Tom Jurich's biggest win over the University of Louisville was not the monetary settlement package of about $7.1 million. It was the school's admission that Jurich was fired without cause.

Reward offered for missing dog after crash that knocked owner unconscious Video included

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The crash happened Saturday May 12, 2018 at the Cane Run Road and Bells Lane intersection.

Tax hike fuels jump in Indiana gas prices since last year

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Indiana is heading into the Memorial Day weekend tied with California for the largest gas price increase -- 66 cents a gallon -- in the U.S. over the past year.

First Lady Melania Trump released from hospital after kidney procedure

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Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention.

Recovery center to open in New Albany for flood survivors

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The center provides support for individual residents and business owners.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry marry in front of A-list guests, royal family

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Guests inside the chapel including the likes of David Beckham and Elton John were seen smiling during the service. 

Louisville family raises awareness about debilitating eye disorder Video included

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This rare eye disorder can arrive and progress at any time and has no cure. One family is speaking out in hopes of one day seeing again.

Louisville's resident royal cake maker shares rarely seen video of experience

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Chef David Dodd with Sullivan University designed and created the cake for Princess Anne's 1973 wedding. He's sharing rarely seen video of the process with WDRB.

UPDATE: Golden Alert canceled for 27-year-old Louisville man

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Authorities were looking for Phong Tran, who was last seen Friday afternoon at the St. Matthews Library.

CRAWFORD | Jurich and Louisville: Not a settlement, but a surrender

Former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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How do you go from "willful misconduct" to "here take $7 million and free club seats" in seven months? Three key factors in Tom Jurich's settlement with the University of Louisville.

Louisville Metro Police investigating fatal shooting in Chickasaw neighborhood Video included

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At this time, LMPD says there are no suspects.

Stolen surveillance camera leads to suspects who unknowingly recorded drug activity Video included

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The Scott County Sheriff's Department said Charles Newman and Chad Earl now face multiple charges. 

Heart of Fire Church led by former Bullitt County lawmaker auctioning items Video included

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Items will be auctioned off at the Heart of Fire church that was once led by a Bullitt County lawmaker before he killed himself. 

Leitchfield woman leads team of bloodhounds working to solve cold cases Video included

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The cases of a missing Bardstown mother, a murdered Bardstown police officer and a 5-year-old boy beaten to death all have one thing in common.

1 man shot and killed in Algonquin neighborhood Video included

MetroSafe told WDRB the shooting was reported at 8 p.m. in the 1600 block of Brashear Drive off South 13th Street.  MetroSafe told WDRB the shooting was reported at 8 p.m. in the 1600 block of Brashear Drive off South 13th Street. 
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LMPD said the shooting was reported at 8 p.m. in the 1600 block of Brashear Drive off South 13th Street.

Jeffersonville community helps firefighter in his toughest battle yet Video included

Jeffersonville Deputy Chief Bruce DeArk Jeffersonville Deputy Chief Bruce DeArk
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Jeffersonville Deputy Chief Bruce DeArk has responded to dozens of potentially deadly fires, but he's now fighting a deadly disease. 

3 candidates vie for office of Hardin County sheriff Video included

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The Hardin County sheriff wants to keep his seat, while his challenger aims to make history. And even as those two candidates face off in the primary, a wildcard waits for the result.

More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash, state media reports Video included

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More than 100 people are believed dead Friday after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba's state-run media.

Texas school shooting | 10 dead, 10 injured, explosives found, suspect identified

Texas high school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzi Texas high school shooting suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzi
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Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooting suspect used a shotgun and a .38-revolver that both belonged to his father.  

Convicted New Albany killer wants to change his name despite objections from victim's family Video included

Jeramy Heavrin Jeramy Heavrin
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Jeramy Heavrin was convicted in 1995. Now he said he can't get a job because of his past.

Waggener football coach seeking mentors to help players get to college Video included

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All the seniors on the Waggener High school football team have the grades to go to college. Three years ago, it was only 22 percent. 

Churchill Downs Inc. taking ‘patient approach' to sports betting in Kentucky Video included

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The Louisville racetrack and gambling company, which offers online wagering on horse racing, already has taken steps to launch sports betting in other states.

SmART Stops showcase art at Russell neighborhood bus shelters

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The first phase of the project includes a stop in front of the Catholic Charities of Louisville downtown campus, which helps refugees moving to the area.

Police looking for suspect after TARC driver was assaulted Video included

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The bus driver is expected to be OK.

Ky. education board violated Open Meetings Act, attorney general rules

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The opinion, sought by WDRB News in an Open Meetings Act appeal, said that the board’s April 17 executive session should have been confined to discussions that could lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee.

IMAGES: JCPS students take to water in boats made of cardboard and duct tape Video included

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It was all part of the 21st annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.

POLICE: Suspect arrested after kids warn of 'strange man' threatening people

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Authorities say two boys approached a sheriff's deputy to warn of a "strange man" who was threatening them. Moments later, the deputy pulled a firearm...

University of Louisville to pay fired AD Tom Jurich more than $7 million in settlement Video included

Former U of L Athletics Director Tom Jurich Former U of L Athletics Director Tom Jurich
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The University of Louisville has agreed to a settlement with its former longtime athletics director Tom Jurich, who was fired in October following a recruiting scandal in the men’s basketball program.

RELEASED: Katina Powell out of jail 1 day after arrest for theft, forgery Video included

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She appeared before a Jefferson District Judge in a U of L football t-shirt.

Bombs found in Texas school where shooting left up to 9 dead, 2 suspects in custody Video included

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The suspected shooter was taken into police custody and a second suspect has been detained. Both were students. 

CRAWFORD | Preakness foes Lukas, Baffert enjoy historic friendship Video included

Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert outside the Pimlico Stakes barn. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert outside the Pimlico Stakes barn. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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As their historic careers have progressed, thoroughbred trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas have seen their friendship deepen.

CRAWFORD | From Pitino, more detail on Louisville, adidas and recruiting

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford. WDRB photo by Eric Crawford.
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It is taking some time, but a clearer picture of how Rick Pitino, adidas and the University of Louisville interacted with each other is beginning to come into focus.

Woman allegedly put meth in basket at Hall of Justice metal detectors

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Authorities say when investigators found the meth, she ran out of the building.

Kentucky lifts hazmat ban in tunnel near East End bridge

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The ban had been in place since mid-January after damage to the highway tunnel's sprinkler system.

MSD project to shut down part of Lexington Road beginning Monday

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Detours will be in place for local residents and businesses.

LMAS warning people in Anchorage area to watch out for large cat on the loose Video included

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A cat, nearly the size of a mountain lion, was spotted next to a child's swing set in an Anchorage backyard.

BOZICH | Spalding, Washington, Bowen scramble to impress at NBA Draft Combine

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Former Louisville stars and NBA coaches Jerry Eaves and Butch Beard are in Chicago watching Raymond Spalding, P.J. Washington and Brian Bowen at the NBA Draft Combine. 

Grinstead Drive at Bardstown Road remains closed after water main break Video included

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Grinstead Drive at Bardstown Road remains closed this morning after a water main break Thursday afternoon. 

Downtown farmers market returns with 'dollar for dollar' program for SNAP customers Video included

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The Gray Street Farmers Market is back for its tenth season in downtown Louisville. 

Signature battle gets heated for new school in downtown Jeffersonville Video included

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The signature battle for a new school in downtown Jeffersonville is heating up.

Clark County workers could soon pay hundreds more for health insurance Video included

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Insurance increases could cost Clark County workers hundreds of dollars more every year.

After 3 suicide attempts, Marine veteran turns life around and graduates from veterans court Video included

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The veteran overdosed twice and crashed on I-65 before finding the programs that turned his life around. 

LMPD offers 'free service' to eliminate drug dealers' competition

LMPD social media post offers "free service" to eliminate drug dealers' competition. LMPD social media post offers "free service" to eliminate drug dealers' competition.
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The social media post is aimed at getting criminals to help bust their competitors. 

Kentucky highway officials want input on improvements to Outer Loop Video included

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A big stretch of Outer Loop could get more lanes and new sidewalks.

Louisville middle school students taught how to save lives with anti-overdose drug Video included

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Students are learning how to make a difference in their neighborhoods.

CRAWFORD | Pimlico rain can't dampen Baffert's excitement for Justify Video included

Bob Baffert speaks with reporters at Pimlico. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Bob Baffert speaks with reporters at Pimlico. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Bob Baffert makes his 2018 Pimlico debut with confidence, and a relaxed Kentucky Derby champion ahead of Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

2013 U of L basketball team invites fans to reunion next month at Fourth Street Live! Video included

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Organizers have invited the team, coaches and fans to the celebrate the 2013 run.

Lawsuit claims Grayson Co. Schools covered up teacher-student relationship Video included

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The lawsuit claims a superintendent and principal knew about it all along -- and even told the student's family she should leave the school because the teacher was "loved."

2 killed, 43 injured in New Jersey crash involving school bus, dump truck Video included

Two people were killed and 43 injured in a New Jersey crash between a school bus and dump truck. Two people were killed and 43 injured in a New Jersey crash between a school bus and dump truck.
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The crash happened on Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, located about 50 miles west of New York City.

ARRESTED: Katina Powell accused of cashing stolen, forged checks

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In her mugshot, she was seen wearing a t-shirt advertising the U of L football team.

Senate confirms Gina Haspel as first female CIA director

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Haspel's nomination was contentious because of her role in a former CIA prison interrogation program.

JCPS students thank LMPD officers with brownies Video included

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It's all part of National Police Week.

Ark Encounter expanding with bigger zoo, theater and walled city Video included

The Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky is expanding to draw visitors back. The Ark Encounter in northern Kentucky is expanding to draw visitors back.
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The Bible-themed park wants to keep visitors flooding in.

Trump donates first quarter salary to VA

President Donald Trump President Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump is donating his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs, as his search continues for a nominee to lead the agency.

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts from summit, shooting plume of ash Video included

The Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday shooting ash 30,000 feet into the air. (Courtesy USGS) The Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday shooting ash 30,000 feet into the air. (Courtesy USGS)
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It comes after more than a dozen fissures opened miles away from the crater and spewed lava into neighborhoods.

FEMA opens disaster recovery center for flooding victims in Harrison Co., Ind. Video included

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Flooding victims are encouraged to visit the center for federal assistance. 

Yarmuth donates Congressional salary to non-profits for 11th year Video included

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The 31 organizations that will benefit from the donations.

Metro Council leaders intend to commit more resources to keep those with mental illness out of jail Video included

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Jefferson County leaders met Wednesday at the Healing Place to announce the county’s support of Stepping Up, a national initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness out of jail.

Police in Bardstown seize meth, marijuana and cocaine from 2 homes

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Police also seized $19,000 in cash.

Ford to restart Super Duty at Kentucky Truck Plant by May 21 Video included

Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in eastern Jefferson County Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in eastern Jefferson County
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Ford Motor Co. plans to restart production of F-Series Super Duty trucks at Kentucky Truck Plant by Monday, the company said. 

VIDEO | Floyd Central High School pairs special needs kids with its track athletes Video included

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Something special is happening on the track in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.

New Albany woman living in a shed says she can't get FEMA assistance after flooding Video included

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A New Albany woman said she can’t get any help from FEMA after the home she lived in was flooded in February. 

Seymour family gets creative to raise money for 2-year-old near-drowning victim's medical treatment Video included

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Maddie has seen vast improvements since undergoing one round of stem cell treatment therapy. 

Gun meant as evidence in criminal trial and sold at KSP auction now at center of police debate Video included

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A real life "who done it" is swirling around Louisville's police agencies after a gun meant for a criminal trial was sold at a state auction in error. 

Ky. school board member: Teachers 'murdered' underserved kids by opposing charter funding Video included

Kentucky Board of Education member Ben Cundiff (courtesy Kentucky Department of Education) Kentucky Board of Education member Ben Cundiff (courtesy Kentucky Department of Education)
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The exchange, obtained by WDRB News through an open records request this week, came a day after the General Assembly passed a two-year budget that did not include money for charter schools.

BOZICH | Pitino speaks on Langford, Adidas, AAU basketball, Board of Traitors

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Rick Pitino appeared on the Ramsey and Rutherford radio show Wednesday to discuss the recruitment of Romeo Langford, Adidas, AAU basketball, the U of L "Board of Traitors," and more.

New video and text messages shed light on investigation into Bullitt County detective and police chief Video included

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It all started when a woman stopped for shoplifting from a convenience store asked to call the Pioneer Village Police chief. 

Jefferson Mall prepares to roll out entertainment complex in former Macy's space Video included

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Construction is already underway in the old Macy's store.

SPOTTED: Ky. officials warn of 'credible' sightings of 'large feline' in Jefferson Co.

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Wildlife officials say the animal shown in this picture is, "significantly smaller than a mountain lion but larger than a typical housecat." The public is asked to be vigilant.

Woman blames balloon for spooking colt injured at a Kentucky horse farm Video included

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A worker at the farm where the colt was injured hopes people can find ways other than releasing balloons to honor loved ones. 

Ky. man federally charged after video shows him allegedly sodomizing infant Video included

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He could face up to 400 years in prison if convicted of the federal charges, but the Grayson County sheriff says he has his own ideas for what a just punishment would be.

New Albany Floyd County Schools keep balanced calendar for 2019-20 year Video included

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On Monday night, the New Albany Floyd County school board voted six to one to keep its current calendar for the 2019-20 school year.

POLICE: Louisville woman survives after man fires dozens of shots into 2 homes Video included

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The suspect is charged with attempted murder and several counts of wanton endangerment. 

GRAPHIC | Evansville Police release video of gunman targeting officers in fatal shootout Video included

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The alleged shooter and his neighbor are dead, and the video shows how responding officers were targeted by the gunman. 

President Trump admits he repaid attorney Michael Cohen in financial form

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Trump's representatives insisted in the document that revealing the payments made to Cohen was not necessary by law, instead saying they were listing them "in the interest of transparency."

Churchill Downs eyes sports betting in three states following court ruling Video included

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Two days after a pivotal Supreme Court decision, Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. announced plans to offer sports betting in casinos and through online channels in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Mississippi.

Michigan State University reaches $500 million settlement with Nassar victims

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Now-former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar is serving federal and state prison sentences for the assaults.

CRAWFORD | Louisville gets prime-time ABC slot for season-opener vs. Alabama

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The University of Louisville football team will face the defending national champion at 8 p.m. on ABC in its season-opener in Orlando.

Man wanted for attempted murder in Hardin Co. turns self in Video included

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Officials had been searching for Domonique Parker after he allegedly fired a gun in the direction of a victim on Monday night.

KIDNAPPING: Louisville man accused of stealing car with 2 children inside Video included

James Hill (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) James Hill (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
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Police say 35-year-old James Hill hopped into someone else's car and drove away -- but he wasn't the only occupant of the vehicle...

TARC says a driver shortage is causing its delays and cancellations Video included

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The Transit Authority of River City has a problem that's causing delays, canceled routes and dozens of unhappy riders.

BOZICH | NBA scout not ready to "bang the table" for Spalding, Adel Video included

Ray Spalding (13) and Deng Adel (center) are trying to earn spots in the NBA Draft. Ray Spalding (13) and Deng Adel (center) are trying to earn spots in the NBA Draft.
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NBA scouts have mixed opinions on the NBA Draft outlook for former Louisville stars Ray Spalding and Deng Adel.

Latest internet debate: Yanny or Laurel? Video included

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An audio clip of a robot is dividing people across the country.

Hepatitis A outbreak could last up to two years, Louisville doctor says Video included

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Hepatitis A isn't about to leave Louisville anytime soon. 

GRAPHIC: Grayson Co. teacher accused of sexual activity with student Video included

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Police say the incidents leading up to the charges occurred in October of 2017.

KSP provides tips on ways to protect children from online predators Video included

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A few simple tips can help protect children from sexual predators on social media.

Ticks take over Louisville parks, woods and yards Video included

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The little insects are ready to bite and potentially make you sick.

Fort Campbell soldier who died in boating accident identified

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The Fort Campbell soldier who was found several days after a boating accident on Kentucky Lake has been identified. 

'Spirit Ride' tour aims to reduce number of first responders killed in roadside crashes Video included

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Tow truck drivers say more awareness about the laws will help save lives.

60-year-old Tim Tam Tavern reopens with a new look and Danny Mac's Pizza Video included

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Tim Tam Tavern off of Poplar Level Road in the Audubon neighborhood opened when Tim Tam won the Kentucky Derby in 1958. 

'Millennial night' promotion for Lexington Legends gets flurry of 'mean tweets'

Participation ribbons were handed out at Monday's "Millenial Night" at the Lexington Legends game. Participation ribbons were handed out at Monday's "Millenial Night" at the Lexington Legends game.
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The minor league baseball team hosted a promotion that included nap time, selfies and participation ribbons.

North Korea threatens to cancel summit with US over military exercises

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A South Korean news agency says North Korea is canceling a high-level meeting between the two countries and is threatening also to cancel a summit with the United States.

New U of L President Neeli Bendapudi says 'best days are ahead' Video included

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Promising the University of Louisville's best days are ahead, Neeli Bendapudi became the university's 18th president on Tuesday.

21-year-old man accused of sex with 14-year-old in Louisville park Video included

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Police say that, while on a routine patrol, an officer spotted someone in a vehicle in the park, after closing time. 

O'Connell, Ackerson trade barbs in spirited race for Jefferson County attorney Video included

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Veiled racism. Allegations of covering up the sexual abuse of teens by Louisville Metro Police. Forcing employees to make campaign contributions – or be fired.

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