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Flood water causes power outage on downtown Louisville bridges

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There is no word at this time on when the power might be restored to the bridges.

SUNDAY EDITION | A decade after financial crisis, bank bailout money helps Kentuckians buy houses

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Ten years after the global finance crisis, some Kentuckians are getting $10,000 gifts from the federal government to buy houses. The money stems from the 2008 bank bailout.

Louisville Kids Fair at Kentucky Expo Center sees record numbers

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All the fun of summer was wrapped up under one roof in more than 130,000 square feet of space.

Spectators converge on river banks in downtown Louisville to get the best flooding photos

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A rain-free day brought out hundreds of spectators Sunday afternoon to banks of the Ohio River in downtown Louisville. Several people walked down North Third Street along the KFC YUM! Center to take photos of the flooding that has approached the building. 

Metro Government asks for public input on Jefferson Square redesign

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Jefferson Square in downtown Louisville is getting a new look, and you can help decide what it will be. 

Thomas delivers clutch moments to win Honda in playoff

Justin Thomas nearly holed a wedge that got him into a playoff, and then hit 5-wood over the water and onto the green to beat Luke List in a sudden-death playoff Sunday in the Honda Classic. (AP Photo) Justin Thomas nearly holed a wedge that got him into a playoff, and then hit 5-wood over the water and onto the green to beat Luke List in a sudden-death playoff Sunday in the Honda Classic. (AP Photo)
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Justin Thomas nearly holed a wedge that got him into a playoff, and then hit 5-wood over the water and onto the green to beat Luke List in a sudden-death playoff Sunday in the Honda Classic.

School and business closings in Kentucky and Indiana for Monday amid weekend flooding

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A number of Kentuckiana schools and businesses have announced closures for Monday, Feb. 26 amid weekend flooding. 

RAW VIDEO | WDRB Sky Cam footage of flooding in southern Indiana Video included

Rising flood waters have closed a number of roads in southern Indiana, including the heavily traveled connector from New Albany to Clarksville, Blackiston Mill Road, which closed on Friday at Silver Creek between the two cities. Rising flood waters have closed a number of roads in southern Indiana, including the heavily traveled connector from New Albany to Clarksville, Blackiston Mill Road, which closed on Friday at Silver Creek between the two cities.
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Rising flood waters have closed a number of roads in southern Indiana, including the heavily traveled connector from New Albany to Clarksville, Blackiston Mill Road, which closed on Friday at Silver Creek between the two cities. 

CRAWFORD | Louisville women break through -- win first ACC championship

The Louisville women's basketball team celebrates its 2018 ACC regular season title. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) The Louisville women's basketball team celebrates its 2018 ACC regular season title. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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This conference championship for the University of Louisville women's basketball team was a bigger deal than you might think. Eric Crawford explains why.

Several area Red Cross shelters open for people displaced by flooding

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The Red Cross is providing assistance to people displaced due to flooding.

Chicago: Father slashes son's throat, nearly decapitating 2-year-old

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A Chicago man was charged with murder Thursday for allegedly slitting the throat of his 2-year-old son to the point of “near decapitation,” authorities said.

Roads close from rising water throughout Louisville and Kentuckiana

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See lists of road and street closings because of flooding. 

RAW VIDEO | Mayor Greg Fischer, city officials talk about recent flooding and expectations for the week ahead Video included

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer held a press conference Sunday afternoon amid weekend flooding that has many Kentuckiana residents evacuating their homes. 

Shepherdsville veteran gives new purpose to old bourbon barrels

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Chris Cruise and his wife hope their new startup company involving old bourbon barrels will one day also serve as a new purpose for veterans.

IMAGES: Rainfall and flooding from Ohio River spread across Kentuckiana

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In fact, this marks the rainiest February the region has seen in 135 years.

CRAWFORD | What's next for college hoops? It could be Kentucky after third straight win

Kevin Knox warmed up before Saturday's win over Missouri. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Kevin Knox warmed up before Saturday's win over Missouri. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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After a four-game losing streak, John Calipari's University of Kentucky team appears to be figuring things out. Their win over Missouri Saturday in Rupp Arena was their third straight.

Charlestown High School student now serving as Clark County Deputy Coroner

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Still months away from graduating high school, one Charlestown senior already has a pretty grown up job.

Louisville MSD provides update on area flooding conditions Video included

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Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District officials provided the public with an update on their plans to tackle the flood. 

UPDATE: All lanes of I-64 in Louisville reopened after closure due to flooding

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Trimarc initially tweeted about the closure on Sunday around 2:15 a.m.

2 people, dog rescued from apartment fire in Portland neighborhood

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When firefighters arrived, they found "heavy fire" on the first floor of a two-story building.

MSD battling Louisville flood waters as people evacuate homes Video included

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MSD installed the Second Street flood gate one Saturday, one of four installed in the city.

Jeffersonville officials warn residents to stay away from rising Ohio River Video included

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The Ohio River is about 20 feet high than normal.

Raise Red 18-hour dance marathon raises more than anticipated for cancer research Video included

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Many students were there to support a fellow Card, Patrick McSweeney. The 18-year-old freshman has been battling leukemia since he was five years old, and even delayed treatment to take part in the event.

Kentucky Ambition donates shoes for residents of Wayside Christian Mission

The Kentucky Ambition donated more than 150 pairs of shoes to residents of Wayside Christian Mission on Saturday. The Kentucky Ambition donated more than 150 pairs of shoes to residents of Wayside Christian Mission on Saturday.
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The Amateur Athletic Union team held a free basketball clinic a few weeks ago, asking players to bring in a pair of new or gently used shoes for the homeless, which were handed out on Saturday. 

Louisville kids treated to free screening of Marvel's 'Black Panther' movie Video included

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About 80 kids from West Louisville headed to the Baxter Avenue Theaters on Saturday for a screening of Marvel's Black Panther as part of Black Heroes Matter in 502 Day.

Dozens gather for 'Day of Action' rally organized by worker's rights groups Video included

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The rally was called a Day of Action, and was organized by worker's rights groups across the country and in Kentuckiana. 

BOZICH | 502 Guys rally Louisville past Virginia Tech, 75-68 Video included

Dwayne Sutton (from left),Quentin Snider and Ray Spalding, three Louisville high school products, keyed the Cards win at Virginia Tech Saturday. Dwayne Sutton (from left),Quentin Snider and Ray Spalding, three Louisville high school products, keyed the Cards win at Virginia Tech Saturday.
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Louisville needed a win to bolster the team's NCAA Tournament credentials at Virginia Tech Saturday -- and got it with Dwayne Sutton, Quentin Snider and Ray Spalding scoring 51 points. 

Death penalty trial delayed after public defender's office accused of concealing bullet casings for six years Video included

Defendant James Mallory talking with Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Schultz Gibson in court this week Defendant James Mallory talking with Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Schultz Gibson in court this week
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“How is this not tampering with physical evidence?” Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Schultz Gibson asked twice in court on Wednesday after learning about the issue. “I have a tremendous concern about that. … You can’t make this stuff up.”

Evansville police: Armed man shot during traffic stop

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Police in southwestern Indiana say an officer shot and killed a motorist who armed himself during a traffic stop.

BOZICH | Final Louisville-Virginia Tech thoughts from Padgett, Williams, predictors

Louisville will try to break a 2-game losing streak at Virginia Tech Saturday. Louisville will try to break a 2-game losing streak at Virginia Tech Saturday.
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Five final thoughts on the Louisville-Virginia Tech from David Padgett, Buzz Williams, the bracket prediction sites and the game prediction sites.

Police say Bardstown man admitted to shooting and killing 4 dogs

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According to officials, deputies went to a neighbor's yard and found four dogs dead inside a kennel.

UK's men's basketball team makes social media post Saturday regarding Yahoo! Sports report

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According to the Yahoo! Sports report, UK players were listed in FBI documents outlining a so-called "pay-for-play" scheme.

Kentucky Humane Society providing emergency shelter for owned pets affected by flooding

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Animals are required to be up to date on their vaccinations.

Louisville parents of kids with Down Syndrome get matching tattoos

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Across the country, parents of kids with Down Syndrome are getting the same tattoo. WDRB followed along as parents in Louisville got "The Lucky Few Tattoo."

Meyer Plumbing sues Fifth Third Bank after employee is accused of embezzling $820,000 Video included

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Candi Fluhr's family said that she's innocent and didn't steal any money from the business. Fifth Third Bank is not commenting because of pending litigation.

Crews close 2nd Street, Bingham Way floodgates

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After almost a full week of flooding, two more floodgates are closed in Louisville.

Former baseball pro reopens Scottsburg sports complex

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The community of Scottsburg gets a new, indoor sports complex. Its new owner and the athletes say spring training goes far beyond the game of baseball. 

IMAGES | 91-year-old Louisville woman remembers Great Flood of 1937 Video included

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 In January 1937, The Great Flood covered much of Louisville. Jane Jacobs was 11 years old, and she's still flooded with memories from 81 years ago. 

Rising Ohio River makes travel difficult in some Louisville neighborhoods Video included

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High water levels are closing roads throughout Kentuckiana.

UK and U of L stars listed in FBI documents outlining payments to players, Yahoo Sports reports Video included

AP photo. AP photo.
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A new Yahoo! Sports exclusive report details alleged payments from a former NBA agent to several prominent college basketball players and programs.

Elizabethtown police prepared to close roads as water levels rise Video included

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Police and fire crews in Hardin County are monitoring water levels and are prepared to close flooded roads as needed.

Spencer County teacher offers solution to school shootings in video titled 'I could have been a school shooter' Video included

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Donovan Hawkins said he was socially impaired in high school, just like many students he says he teaches.

Southern Indiana elementary school students raise money for custodian after his open-heart surgery Video included

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Mike McKinley collapsed during the school science fair. He had open-heart surgery Wednesday.

MSD crews installing flood wall closures along Ohio River as Louisville braces for worst flooding in decades Video included

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MSD says this is expected to be the 10th highest river crest in the city's history. To put this in perspective, the 1997 flood ranked seventh. 

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