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IMTS Balloon wins the 2018 Great Balloon Charity Race

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The early morning race includes local celebrities like WDRB's Keith Kaiser competing to win $1,000 for their favorite charities. 

Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief

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Nomination of White House doctor to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs sufferes another blow with allegations of recklessly prescribing drugs and drunken behavior.

Mother of robbery suspect fatally shot Tuesday speaks out after police release body camera footage Video included

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Many of Demonjhea Jordan's family members were angry about what they saw. His mother says her son made a bad choice, but didn't deserve to die the way he did.

UPDATE: Suspect shot and killed by LMPD officer Wednesday night identified Video included

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The coroner's office says the suspect is 42-year-old Isaac Jackson

Future of JCPS up in the air as district awaits results of a state audit Video included

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The state's top education official was at JCPS on Wednesday because of the audit. As for the outcome, board members remain optimistic.

Shepherdsville mom arrested after toddlers allegedly found wandering near highway in diapers Video included

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Police say a woman found the kids and called police.

Austin Police Chief urging people to use cash after dozens become victim to credit and debit card fraud Video included

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At least 100 people are victims of the credit card fraud including the police chief and a few officers. 

GRAPHIC: Police release gruesome body camera footage showing officers fatally shooting robbery suspect Video included

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Louisville Metro Police released gruesome body camera video Wednesday afternoon depicting the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect in the Portland neighborhood on Tuesday.  

1 dead, Ky. State Police trooper hurt after Interstate 71 crash in Henry County Video included

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The person killed in the crash has been identified as 56-year-old John Crawford.

Judge denies Gov. Bevin's request to remove Attorney General Beshear from pension challenge Video included

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Bevin's attorneys had argued that Beshear couldn't provide legal advice to legislators on the pension bill, then turn around and file a lawsuit challenging the bill afterward.

University of Louisville sues former president James Ramsey, aides over foundation spending, compensation Video included

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The University of Louisville sued its former president, James Ramsey, and a handful of other former top administrators on Wednesday for allegedly depleting the university’s endowment to excessively compensate themselves while using “creative accounting” to conceal the activity.

Nelson County Sheriff's Office asking for help in identifying 2 armed robbery suspects

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Police say the suspects entered a home armed with guns and stole money and other valuables.

Illegal dumper caught in the act by a neighbor Video included

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People often say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a Russell neighborhood resident snapped a picture that is worth at least $1,000 for a man caught dumping trash on a west Louisville street.

Ex-University of Louisville athletics official claims she was fired this year for reporting ‘wrongful conduct’ Video included

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A lawsuit filed on behalf of Kimberly Maffet in Jefferson Circuit Court this week claims she was retaliated against in part because she learned a U of L coach (described only as “Coach 3”) “was having an affair with a co-employee,” violating the university’s sexual harassment policy.

Horseshoe Casino GM explains how $85 million investment will transform gambling in southern Indiana Video included

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An $85 million investment will transform gambling in southern Indiana. Caesars Entertainment, which owns Horseshoe Southern Indiana, will use the money to build a new building and move gambling from the iconic riverboat to land across Highway 111.

2 men sentenced for murder of 20-year-old Louisville woman in 2016 Video included

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Two men charged after a shooting in 2016 that left one person dead and another seriously injured have been sentenced. 

2 Louisville Metro Corrections officers fired after video of 'disturbing' assault surfaces Video included

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The director of Metro Corrections says the officers were fired for violating the use of force policy. 

Car plows into side of Clarksville O'Charley's restaurant Video included

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Shattered glass and broken tables and chairs littered the floor of the Clarksville, Indiana, O'Charley's after a car drove into the side of the building, just after 12 p.m.

Employee of Louisville White Castle diagnosed with acute hepatitis A Video included

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As a result, the health department says customers who ate at the restaurant from April 6 to April 20 may have been exposed to the virus.

Former UK coach Billy Gillispie undergoes successful kidney transplant

Former UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie is recovering from a successful kidney transplant. (Photo Courtesy Mayo Clinic News Network) Former UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie is recovering from a successful kidney transplant. (Photo Courtesy Mayo Clinic News Network)
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The kidney donor is the wife of a basketball coach at a small college in Oklahoma he had never met. 

Toyota partners with Hardin County Schools to teach students automotive skills Video included

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Part of the instruction will include learning about the enhanced safety technology that's being used to build all-new Toyotas.

UPDATE: Missing bulldog stolen from Louisville yard has been safely located

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Maggie's foster mom says the family was notified Wednesday morning that the dog had been located.

NCAA Basketball Commission: ban cheaters, end 1-and-done rule Video included

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The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life

Man who allegedly led La Grange Police on high-speed chase said he wanted to be shot

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Police say he reached for his wristband -- but the outcome he was hoping for never happened.

Officials release name of robbery suspect shot and killed Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with LMPD officers Video included

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Police say body cam footage and information about the officers involved will be released at a planned news conference on Wednesday.

Coroner identifies man police say was shot to death by suspect on Bardstown Road Video included

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The suspect accused of killing this man was later shot and killed by police.

Louisville man accused of trying to arrange meeting with juvenile and her mother for sex Video included

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It started when police say 41-year-old Johnathan Paul Hoyer posted an online sexual ad that got the attention of law enforcement.

Fleetwood Mac coming to Louisville's KFC Yum! Center in October Video included

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The newly announced line-up of the legendary band, and the price of tickets for the show. 

WDRB's Candyce Clifft gets a Hepatitis A vaccine Video included

A former employee of a restaurant in St. Matthews has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A, according to a news release from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. A former employee of a restaurant in St. Matthews has been diagnosed with acute hepatitis A, according to a news release from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.
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Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection. Symptoms of the virus include fatigue, decreased appetite, stomach pain, nausea, darkened urine, pale stools and jaundice.

Man missing from southern Indiana found safe in Florida

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Indiana State Police say a 78-year-old man reported missing out of southern Indiana has been found.

CRAWFORD | Mack throws out first pitch for Louisville -- but it wasn't his biggest pitch of the day Video included

Chris Mack with Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Chris Mack with Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack met with reporters before throwing out the first pitch at a Cardinals' baseball game.

Many rally behind JCPS superintendent, school board with audit recommendation coming Video included

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Tuesday marks the last school board meeting before interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis is expected to make his recommendation based on findings of a more than yearlong Kentucky Department of Education audit of JCPS.

CRAWFORD | Will Rice Commission offer real NCAA reform, or damage control?

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford WDRB photo by Eric Crawford
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Will the commission headed by Condoleeza Rice offer real reform, or damage control, to the troubled sport of college basketball?

New Albany police investigating after hospital reports gunshot wound patient

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The condition of the individual is not known.

Man accused of killing 69-year-old mother in east Louisville appears in court Video included

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Police say 38-year-old Gavin Perkins shot his mother several times in the apartment they shared in east Louisville. 

Semi drivers park trucks under Detroit overpass to block suicidal man from jumping

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A man stood on a freeway overpass near Detroit early Thursday, threatening to jump. So thirteen tractor-trailers lined up underneath, ready to break his fall.

Authorities identify bicyclist killed by suspected drunk driver on Dixie Highway

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Police say they're waiting for prosecutors to determine if more charges will be filed.

Adoptable dogs hit the streets with LMPD officers on patrol Video included

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It's part of the Paws on Patrol program, and the dogs are up for adoption at Louisville Metro Animal Services.

LMPD's 4th Division targeted known criminals to seize 100 guns in 101 days Video included

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LMPD officers from the city's 4th Division have seized 100 guns in 101 days during routine patrols. 

PRP High School head baseball coach Bill Miller dies at 68 Video included

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The students, staff and alumni of Pleasure Ridge Park High School are mourning the loss of the school's longtime head baseball coach.

Portion of Trevilian Way to be closed for up to 2 days due to emergency sewer repair

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The portion of Trevilian Way between Poplar Level Road and Illinois Avenue will be closed for up to two days, beginning tonight, Tuesday, April 24.

BOZICH | NFL teams primed to dis (and motivate) Lamar Jackson at quarterback

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Rick Bozich studies 25 mock NFL Drafts and found Lamar Jackson ranked as high as No. 12 by three analysts -- and outside the first round by three others. 

Robbery suspect dies after being shot by LMPD officers in the Portland neighborhood Video included

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The shooting happened near 29th and Saint Xavier Streets just after noon on Tuesday. 

Dozens of victims report credit card info, bank account funds stolen after visiting Austin Circle K Video included

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As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 50 people had reported to police that their bank accounts had been drained of funds.

Horseshoe Southern Indiana receives permission to build land-based casino Video included

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Caesars Entertainment -- which owns Horseshoe Southern Indiana -- has been granted permission from the Indiana Gaming Commission to move inland.

Commission to unveil ideas to NCAA on Wednesday to fix college basketball's woes

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The panel was charged with finding ways to modernize rules, including those for NBA, youth leagues, apparel companies and agents.

Possible state takeover of JCPS sparks both support and concern Video included

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The increased attention on JCPS comes as the Kentucky Department of Education nears the end of its management audit of the district, which has been ongoing since Feb. 14, 2017.

Grand jury indicts Louisville man on charges of seeking sex with minor, distributing obscene material

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He was arrested on Thursday, April 19 and is currently being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.

LMPD: Louisville woman stole 2 cars and 2 bank cards

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Officials say when the suspect was taken into custody, she admitted to the crimes in a recorded statement.

City pays family $32,500 to settle suit over LMPD K-9 attack on autistic teen

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The March 26 settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed last July by Alisa Hickerson, who claimed her family was sleeping on July 25, 2016, when police were dispatched to her home believing there had been a break-in.

Festival of Faiths partnering with American Red Cross for 5-day blood drive in Louisville

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A person who is eligible to donate blood can give every 56 days.

Judge in Toronto orders suspected van driver held on 10 counts murder

25-year-old Alek Minassian is also charged with 13 counts of attempted murder for a van attack in Toronto. 25-year-old Alek Minassian is also charged with 13 counts of attempted murder for a van attack in Toronto.
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25-year-old Alek Minassian is also charged with 13 counts of attempted murder.

Man who stabbed Kentucky boy to death as he slept formally sentenced Video included

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Officials say Ronald Exantus stabbed 6-year-old Logan Tipton to death in December of 2015 as the child slept.

UPDATE: woman killed in crash on Kennedy Bridge identified Video included

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Police say the victim died after she crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer. 

UPDATE: Police arrest son of 69-year-old woman found shot to death in east Louisville Video included

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Police arrested 38-year-old Gavin Perkins Monday evening.

Medical professionals discuss risk of hepatitis A spreading during Kentucky Derby Video included

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Nearly 200,000 people are expected to attend the Kentucky Derby in less than two weeks, amid a hepatitis A outbreak.

Planned Parenthood sues Indiana officials over legislation mandating annual inspections of clinics Video included

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The organization says the law violates the U.S. Constitution's due process and equal protection clauses.

Embankment slide prompts Bullitt County road closure Video included

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KYTC officials say drivers will need to take a detour while crews determine the extent of repairs needed.

Amid outbreak, Kentucky residents flocking to get hepatitis A vaccinations Video included

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There are a lot of ways hepatitis A can spread -- health officials say to be sure to wash your hands and avoid close contact with infected people -- but the best defense is to get vaccinated.

Todd Pletcher's 4 Kentucky Derby contending horses arrive at Churchill Downs Video included

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As next Saturday's Kentucky Derby nears, things are starting to pick up on the backside of Churchill Downs. 

CNN: Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted into intensive care

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The announcement of the hospitalization comes just days after Bush's wife, Barbara, died at age 92.

JeffBoat launches final vessel as Jeffersonville makes plan for its future Video included

JeffBoat launched its final vessel into the Ohio River on Monday. JeffBoat launched its final vessel into the Ohio River on Monday.
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The offer Mayor Mike Moore is making to the company for its prime location. 

Jefferson County Republican Party looking for poll workers for May primary

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People who sign up to work the polls will need to attend a two-hour training and a be present on Election Day from 5:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Interim Kentucky education commissioner starts JCPS visit with audit recommendation coming soon Video included

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Lewis started Wednesday at an undisclosed JCPS school, which the Kentucky Department of Education declined to identify, before meeting with district staff at Van Hoose Education Center.

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