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SUNDAY EDITION | Can Kentucky afford to have 120 counties? Video included

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However it fares, a proposal to reduce Kentucky's counties brings new attention to the state's county system and whether it is sustainable amid financial challenges and declining population in rural areas.

1 man dead after double shooting in Okolona Video included

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Police say both victims were taken to University Hospital.

New Albany, Jeffersonville police investigating social media post directed towards high schools

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According to a post on the department's Facebook page, officials are aware of the post directed towards the New Albany Floyd County school district as well as neighboring school districts made on Sunday.

Community members gather to discuss gun rights and gun laws in America Video included

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The goal was to have a civil discussion about America's gun rights and gun laws.

Authorities identify man at the center of death investigation near Middletown Video included

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LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said officers were called to the 1500 block of South Pope Lick Road in Middletown around 7 p.m. Saturday on a report of a person down. 

New Zion Baptist Church holds Black History Celebration Video included

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Church leaders say it's important to recognize those whose work may otherwise go unnoticed. 

Southern High School to increase security on campus Monday after social media post circulates Video included

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In a letter to parents, Principal Tyler Shearon said several social media posts about a student have been circulating online. Shearon said earlier this school year, a student allegedly made a threatening comment. 

CRAWFORD | Ugly game, perfect outcome: Louisville women beat UNC to go unbeaten on road in ACC

Arica Carter had 14 points and five assists to help lead Louisville past North Carolina on Saturday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Arica Carter had 14 points and five assists to help lead Louisville past North Carolina on Saturday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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It wasn't pretty, but the result was perfection -- Louisville completed a perfect 8-0 slate in ACC road play to improve to 27-2 overall in Sunday's 67-57 win at North Carolina.

No. 4 Louisville pulls away late to beat North Carolina

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Asia Durr scored 19 points to help No. 4 Louisville rally past North Carolina 67-57 on Sunday.

Police: 2 Kentucky teens accused of terroristic threats

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Police say two Kentucky teenagers have been arrested on charges of making terroristic threats after they allegedly used another teen's image on social media to threaten a school district.

Police investigating after pedestrian hit by vehicle in Fern Creek Video included

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Police say the victim is in critical condition and two people are in custody in relation to the accident that happened just after 3 p.m. at Bardstown Road and South Hurstbourne Parkway.

Bloomington police face criticism for armored truck purchase

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Residents who oppose the new quarter-million dollar truck that's being built for the department's critical response team questioned Police Chief Mike Diekhoff about the purchase last week.

Baltimore County jury awards $37M to family of police shooting victim

The jury took several hours to reach its decision in the case of Korryn Gaines, 23, who was shot by police Cpl. Royce Ruby, the Baltimore Sun reported. (Photo courtesy of FOX News) The jury took several hours to reach its decision in the case of Korryn Gaines, 23, who was shot by police Cpl. Royce Ruby, the Baltimore Sun reported. (Photo courtesy of FOX News)
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The family of a Maryland woman who was fatally shot by police in 2016 after a six-hour standoff in her apartment was awarded more than $37 million Friday.

Police say skeletal remains found in northern Indiana city

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Authorities say someone found skeletal remains in a wooded area on the edge of a northeastern Indiana city.

Louisville veteran shares memories from battle at Iwo Jima

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Jack Wessling spent 35 days fighting for his life during the battle at Iwo Jima.

Stopher Elementary's canine companion featured in new board game

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A new board game that's being played around the world has a local tie because of a sweet four-legged girl named Sophie.

Rising Ohio River level has communities preparing for possible flooding Video included

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The recent rain has the Ohio River rising and levels are expected to move even higher.

Undercover operation leads to arrest of 2 men accused of attempting to solicit minor for sex Video included

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Police say the men arrived at a hotel for sex, expecting to meet up with a 15-year-old girl when they were arrested. 

CRAWFORD | Berry, boards lead North Carolina past Louisville, 93-76

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Louisville fell behind by 19 points in the first half and could never quite get all the way back, with North Carolina making timely threes and dominating the glass for a 93-76 win in the KFC Yum! Center.

LMPD serves up pancakes for shoppers at Cops and Pancakes event Video included

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The event was a way for officers to connect with the community and chat about what's going on in their neighborhoods. 

Neighbors frustrated over delayed road reopening in south Louisville Video included

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Palatka road was supposed to open Feb. 12. It’s now expected to reopen March 2.

Louisville Urban League hosts free clinic to help people expunge old convictions Video included

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Because of the demand on Saturday, more clinics are expected to be held.

Hundreds of local students compete in VEX IQ robotics tournament Video included

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The VEX program is made possible locally by a grant from NASA. The students are also judged on diaries and journals they've kept of the building process, as well as a STEM research project.

Man accused of crashing vehicle into Louisville playground appears in court Video included

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43-year-old William Osborne allegedly crashed the pickup truck he was driving through a fence and into a playground at William Harrison Park, sending three kids to the hospital. 

Indiana daycare operator summoned for alleged battery against 7-year-old

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52-year-old Robin White of Rockville, Indiana, was issued the summons for battery by the Parke County Prosecutor's Office in response to a probable cause affidavit filed against her alleging battery against a child, according to Indiana State Police. 

BOZICH | Johnson says Kentucky can "go far" after Wildcats beat Alabama Video included

Quade Green drilled a jumper from the baseline in the first half for Kentucky. Quade Green drilled a jumper from the baseline in the first half for Kentucky.
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Kentucky needed a win against Alabama Saturday in Rupp Arena to end a four-game losing streak -- and to stop concerns about the Wildcats making the NCAA Tournament. UK got it.

Special election to replace lawmaker who killed himself

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Dan Johnson killed himself in December after adamantly denying the sexual assault allegations from the pulpit of his church. The special election to replace him is Tuesday, and Johnson's widow, Rebecca, is the Republican nominee.

Former sheriff's deputy gets 3 years for child seduction

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A former sheriff's deputy in southern Indiana has been sentenced to three years in prison on a child seduction charge.

Eric Conn permanently disbarred by Kentucky Supreme Court

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Conn is now back in federal custody and faces a potential life sentence.

JCPS parent using bathroom murals as empowerment tool for young girls

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With painful memories and recent headlines, the project is getting positive attention from girls and boys.

16-year-old former student arrested after social media threat involving New Albany High School Video included

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New Albany Police said they "do not believe there is a viable threat.

Dancers from McClanahan School of Irish Dance headed to nationals, world championships

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A group of local performers are going to Scotland to compete in the World Championships of Irish Dance.

3 men sentenced in connection with murder of teen at Louisville park Video included

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Ryan Higdon, age 19, was shot in the face during a robbery at Riverview Park in May 2016.

LMPD investigating after man found shot and killed inside apartment near Anchorage Video included

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LMPD Spokesman Dwight Mitchell said police currently have no suspects.

Gov. Bevin blames school shootings on video games and TV shows that created a 'desensitized culture' Video included

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said passing stricter gun laws won't keep school shootings from happening.

Man shot while being chased by suspects who allegedly broke into his home dies 8 days later Video included

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LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said it happened on Thursday, Feb. 8 in the 8600 block of Bluebell Drive.

As storms continue to move through Louisville, MSD prepares to deal with flooding Video included

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By Wednesday, MSD says it will have 11 of its 16 flood pump stations in service. 

U of L freshman determined to beat leukemia, despite six relapses in 13 years Video included

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The 18-year-old suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common and curable childhood cancer, but he's had it seven times since age five. 

Norton Healthcare officials encourage flu patients to see primary care doctors before the ER Video included

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The emergency rooms with Norton Healthcare are seeing more patients with the flu, but leaders with Norton say many of these cases should be referred to primary care doctors offices instead.

Teen threatened to harm school and himself in note that prompted lockdown at Bullitt Central High, police say Video included

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On the same day that an 18-year-old student at Bullitt Central was charged after a threatening note was found by another student, school officials confirmed the content of the note.

CRAWFORD | Padgett and Williams continue their long, strange trip when Louisville faces UNC

David Padgett at a news conference previewing Saturday's game against North Carolina. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) David Padgett at a news conference previewing Saturday's game against North Carolina. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville interim coach David Padgett has a long history with North Carolina coach Roy Williams. It will get another chapter when Louisville faces UNC Saturday night.

Less-than-lethal weapons could be used by trained school staff in deadly situations under Ky. bill

The Kentucky State Capitol building (WDRB News file photo) The Kentucky State Capitol building (WDRB News file photo)
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SB 162 would allow school districts to authorize school staff to use less-than-lethal weapons such as firearms that shoot rubber bullets or bean bags, tranquilizer guns, stun guns, or flash bang devices in life-threatening situations. Staff approved for such measures would be required to receive annual training from the Kentucky State Police under the bill.

Authorities release name of 15-year-old charged in mass shooting at Marshall County High School Video included

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Authorities have now identified a 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire at a Kentucky high school, killing two classmates and wounding many more.

Bullitt County officials discuss plans to fill soon-to-be-shuttered Gilt warehouse Video included

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The Gilt distribution center warehouse sits in a prime Bullitt County location directly off I-65, close to the airport and UPS Worldport. But the company is packing its designer bags and leaving. 

Vigil held for Uber driver, Indianapolis Colts linebacker killed in crash

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Police say they died as a result of a DUI crash.

Proposed security bill would allow armed marshals in Kentucky public schools Video included

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Marshals would have access to a weapon during active shooter situations.

UPDATE: Florida's governor calls on FBI director to resign after admission the agency failed to investigate tip on accused school shooter Video included

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He sharply criticized the federal law enforcement agency, saying in a statement that the "FBI's failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable."

Louisville organizations to treat 80 area youth to screening of Marvel's 'Black Panther' Video included

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A number of organizations, including Black Lives Matter, are planning to host a special screening of Marvel's "Black Panther" for middle- and high-school students in west Louisville.

Louisville Metro Corrections officer accused of accepting money from inmate facing criminal charges

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Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton says the incident does not reflect the majority of Corrections officers, who "conduct themselves with honor."

Indiana legislation would require parental permission for sex education classes

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Conservative groups are urging Indiana lawmakers to pass a bill that would require parents to "opt in" for their children to take sex education classes in public schools.

Coroner releases identity of man who died after accident at Carbide Industries Video included

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A man who died after a workplace accident at Carbide Industries early Thursday has been identified. 

Sixth Street closed south of Broadway after sewer main collapse

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Sixth Street is closed just south of Broadway after a 30-inch brick sewer line collapsed Friday morning. 

UPDATE: 18-year-old Bullitt Central student accused of leaving threatening note identified Video included

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Authorities have identified an 18-year-old student who was arrested after he allegedly left a threatening note at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville on Thursday.

Fund for the Arts, Jennifer Lawrence want your ideas to use art to transform Louisville

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The Fund for the Arts, Louisville Metro Council and superstar Jennifer Lawrence want to hear your ideas for how arts and culture can transform Metro Louisville.

Court hearing possible Friday for Ky. school shooting suspect Video included

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WDRB has received conflicting information about a hearing scheduled for the suspect accused of killing 2 students and injuring more than a dozen others at Marshall County High School. 

Businesses concerned about planned U-turns along Dixie Highway Video included

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Dixie Highway is undergoing a multi-million-dollar overhaul, but part of the plan has some businesses concerned.

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes Video included

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High school shooting that claimed 17 lives plunges Florida city into mourning.

Study says thousands of untested rape kits cost Kentucky more than $4 million Video included

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A study by the Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee says crimes committed as a result of rape kits going untested could have been prevented if the KSP Lab had more funding.

Bellarmine University holds candlelight vigil to pray for Florida school shooting victims Video included

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Bellarmine University held a candlelight vigil Thursday night to mourn the lives lost at Wednesday's mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

Local school districts evaluate safety plans in wake of Wednesday's mass shooting in Florida Video included

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Video of yet another school shooting Wednesday at a high school in Florida is tough to watch. 

Victim's family files lawsuit against accused child molester, his parents and the YMCA Video included

Michael Begin is accused of sexually abusing 17 young children. Michael Begin is accused of sexually abusing 17 young children.
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A new lawsuit claims the parents of 18-year-old Michael Begin Jr. should have told his employer that their son was under investigation for child molestation. 

Louisville man accused of trading cell phones for child porn barred from Internet usage Video included

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"Quite honestly, these allegations are disturbing," said Jefferson District Judge Kristin Southard.

Suspect in custody after Bullitt Central High School student finds threatening note

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The Shepherdsville Police Department says the suspect is an 18-year-old student at the school. 

Center for Women and Families announces new CEO as Louisville sees increase in domestic violence cases Video included

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Elizabeth Wessels-Martin was introduced Tuesday as the incoming president and CEO at The Center for Women and Families.

LMPD searching for solutions to overcrowded impound lot in Butchertown Video included

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The impound lot on Frankfort Avenue between River Road and Story Avenue is full, and that means the city won't be towing abandoned vehicles until there's more room.

Crews break ground on new hotel at State Street and Daisy Lane in New Albany Video included

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One of New Albany’s busiest intersections will soon look very different. 

Psychology professor at U of L calls for action after mass shooting at her alma mater in Florida Video included

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A professor of psychology at the University of Louisville, who is also a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said feeling desensitized to the school violence is common in America.

BOZICH | Better NCAA Tournament Seed: Louisville or Kentucky? Stay tuned

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Kentucky projects as a higher NCAA Tournament seed than Louisville but the Cardinals have a chance for more of the Quadrant 1 victories the Selection Committee values. 

Workers' comp overhaul clears House committee despite opposition from Louisville police officers Video included

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Supporters say HB2 is needed to control costs, while opponents claim the savings come at the expense of workers.

170 new US citizens sworn in at Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville Video included

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The new citizens come from 47 different countries. 

Carbide Industries employee dies after 'workplace accident' Video included

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A worker at Carbide Industries in Rubbertown died early Thursday in what company officials called a "workplace accident."  

Christian Academy second grader with Down Syndrome taking part in regional spelling bee Video included

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A Louisville student with down syndrome has overcome the odds and landed a spot in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) spelling bee.

Mental health advocates want legislation to exempt mentally ill from death penalty Video included

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Among the requests: more funding for community mental health centers.

Kentucky Supreme Court disbars attorney involved in Social Security fraud Video included

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He skipped the country to avoid prison. Now Eric Conn will never practice law again.

At least 47 apply to be University of Louisville's next president

Grawemeyer Hall, University of Louisville campus Grawemeyer Hall, University of Louisville campus
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The University of Louisville has a “deep and rich pool” of at least 47 people who want to become the school’s next president, board of trustees chairman David Grissom said on Thursday, the application deadline. 

Smashing Pumpkins coming to Louisville's KFC Yum! Center in July

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It will be the first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha.

Ky. Supreme Court: Police license plate readers are not a violation of privacy

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A police officer’s use of an automatic license plate reader to stop and arrest a Kentucky man was not a violation of the man’s right to privacy, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Dr. Marty Pollio talks about new job as JCPS superintendent on WDRB in the Morning Video included

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On Sunday, the Jefferson County Board of Education unanimously named him the next superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools.

CRAWFORD | Calipari says 'I've failed them' after Kentucky loses fourth straight

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John Calipari says his players aren't listening right now, but blames himself after losing 76-66 at Auburn, Kentucky's fourth straight loss.

BOZICH | Miller Mr. Fix-It for Indiana defense as Hoosiers defeat Illinois

Archie Miller's first Indiana team improved to 15-12 with a victory against Illinois in Bloomington Wednesday night. Archie Miller's first Indiana team improved to 15-12 with a victory against Illinois in Bloomington Wednesday night.
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Indiana stretched its winning streak to three by taking advantage of Illinois at the foul line in a 78-68 victory Wednesday night. 

CRAWFORD | Kentucky fades late, falls to Auburn 76-66 for fourth straight loss

John Calipari motions to his team in the first half. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) John Calipari motions to his team in the first half. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Kentucky went without a field goal in the final 5:01 to fall to Auburn 76-66 Wednesday night, the Wildcats' fourth straight loss. 

Mental health experts offer advice for parents to talk about school shootings with kids Video included

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Random acts of violence can be tough to process, especially for students.

Metro Council moves forward with ordinance that would repeal city's panhandling ban Video included

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Panhandling restrictions in Louisville could soon be eliminated.

Third Street in downtown Louisville to begin two-way conversion next week Video included

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A busy street in downtown Louisville will soon go from one-way to two-way.

Doctors say a 'broken heart' can send you to the hospital Video included

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"Broken Heart Syndrome" is caused by any type of stressful trigger. 

17 people dead in Florida school shooting, law enforcement officials say Video included

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The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Manual vs. Male football rivalry will become a virtual reality experience Video included

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CEEK VR will partner with the Great American Rivalry Series to create virtual reality experiences for ten high school football games across the country, including the Manual vs. Male rivalry in October.

U of L College of Business program helps Kentucky veterans find business opportunities Video included

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The University of Louisville's College of Business has a program that's helping Kentucky veterans get back on their feet.

Doctors say 'strain B' of the flu is now infecting people in Kentuckiana Video included

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It could cause you to get the flu twice this year.

CRAWFORD | A Valentine's Day love story: One family's courage, and the light it shares

Carrey Dewey and husband Eric. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Carrey Dewey and husband Eric. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Since being diagnosed with ALS in 2014, Louisville resident Carrey Dewey has become an inspiration around the world through writing about her experience with her disease.

Louisville start-up Mobile Initiative designs 'bare-bones' smartphones Video included

Mobile Initiative founders Brandon Wimsatt, Stephen Thompson and Mike Dahl at the company's office in Hurstbourne on Wednesday. Thompson holds a prototype of the Ethos, a bare-bones smartphone that the company will sell for $169. Mobile Initiative founders Brandon Wimsatt, Stephen Thompson and Mike Dahl at the company's office in Hurstbourne on Wednesday. Thompson holds a prototype of the Ethos, a bare-bones smartphone that the company will sell for $169.
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Mobile Initiative designs and contracts to manufacture low-cost smartphones with no "bloat ware" for business users and budget-oriented consumers.

Indiana State Police special team arrests more than 160 drug suspects in 6 months Video included

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The Indiana State Police department says it is giving drug dealers a choice: either stop dealing, or get out of town. 

Some Indiana residents critical of President Trump's food stamp plan

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Some are calling the plan dangerous.

Renovation of Waterfront Park's Adventure Playground to be completed by spring

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Waterfront Park and the Adventure Playground are open year-round with operating hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

IMAGES | Louisville elementary school students dress up as President Lincoln Video included

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The students attempted to break the mark of 250, the current mark recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Louisville's Cafepress.com cuts CEO's pay amid continued losses Video included

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Facing declining sales and persistent losses, Louisville-based Cafepress.com cut its CEO’s base salary by more than half and laid off 14 corporate employees, the company said in regulatory filing on Tuesday.

Jared Fogle compares case to Larry Nassar's crimes as argument for early prison release

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Jared Fogle is two years into serving a 15-year sentence, has reportedly gained weight and been attacked in prison.

Families of teens murdered on Delphi, Ind. trail speak out 1 year after discovery of bodies Video included

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For the first time, the families are taking us minute-by-minute through the girls' last hours.

Some Kentucky business leaders want 401(k)-style pension plans for public workers Video included

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They also say the only way to fix Kentucky's pension system is to change the structure of it, rather than adding more funding.

VIDEO | Norton Healthcare cardiologist examines Louisville Zoo gorilla Video included

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Norton Healthcare has released video of Norton cardiologist performing a heart examination of a gorilla housed at the Louisville Zoo.

BOZICH | Kentucky's slide tied to SEC's basketball rise Video included

Rick Bozich says Kentucky's slide in the SEC this season can also be credited to the rise of several other programs in the league. Rick Bozich says Kentucky's slide in the SEC this season can also be credited to the rise of several other programs in the league.
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Don't overlook the improvement by several SEC programs while trying to understand the slide of the Kentucky basketball team this season.

Hillview Police say man who led officers on chase has been captured

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The man was wanted after authorities say he led police on a chase Tuesday.

Louisville man accused of giving cell phones to minors in exchange for nude images Video included

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Officers began investigating 68-year-old William Seale after a foster mother contacted police about a matter involving Seale and her foster daughter.

Police searching for pair wanted for burglary in Grayson County Video included

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Police in Elizabethtown are looking for a man and woman wanted for burglary in Grayson County. 

Louisville border collie wins honor at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Video included

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Organizers say the Westminster Dog Show is the second-oldest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., after the Kentucky Derby.

National Farm Machinery Show returns to Louisville with 50th Championship Tractor Pull Video included

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More than 300,000 people from around the world attend the National Farm Machinery Show every year.

Louisville woman accused of trafficking underage sex acts online Video included

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Authorities say she caused the teens to engage in sexual acts, then kept a portion of the proceeds made in the commercial transactions for herself.

Man hospitalized following early morning shooting in Shively

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The man was taken to University of Louisville hospital; we do not know his condition.

JCPS says it's on the right path in correcting deficiencies uncovered by state in audit

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KDE released some findings from an ongoing management audit in September, and since then, Jefferson County Public Schools has developed a multifaceted plan to fix issues uncovered during the state’s unprecedented examination of the school district’s management.

Judge issues preliminary injunction against Charlestown exotic animal refuge Video included

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A Charlestown wildlife refuge that houses big cats has been stopped in its tracks after an animal rights group filed a lawsuit.

New study finds romance scams have cost victims nearly $1 billion in the last 3 years Video included

The study says one company that reviews online dating profiles finds 500,000 fake profiles out of the 3.5 million it reviews every month. The study says one company that reviews online dating profiles finds 500,000 fake profiles out of the 3.5 million it reviews every month.
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A new report finds romance may do more than break your heart. 

City designers outline plan to update signage around entrances to Seneca Park Video included

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Louisville Parks and Recreation laid out plans Tuesday night to spruce up signs at Seneca Park. 

JCPS board moving ahead with charter school policies regardless of state funding uncertainty Video included

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Cassie Blausey, Jefferson County Public Schools’ director of school choice, said during a Tuesday work session that even without state funding, groups hoping to open charter schools can still submit applications, with operating expenses covered through grants and private funding.

Metro Council committee passes resolution that would allow voters to fill vacant seats Video included

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Who should get a vote when a Metro Council seat or mayor's office are vacant? On Tuesday, a Metro Council Committee voted to put the decision in the hands of voters.

More funding now available for summer meal programs for Kentucky kids Video included

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Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner, said one in five Kentucky school children are food insecure.

ISP investigators think they're 1 piece away from solving murder of 2 Delphi girls Video included

Abby Williams and Libby German were killed Feb. 13, 2017, in Delphi, Indiana. Abby Williams and Libby German were killed Feb. 13, 2017, in Delphi, Indiana.
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Abby Williams and Libby German were killed Feb. 13, 2017, in Delphi, Indiana.

High cost of Tamiflu stretching pocketbooks of many flu-stricken Louisville-area families Video included

Two-year-old Charles Diggs, IV knows all about the aches and pains that the flu brings. He's already missed four days of daycare. Two-year-old Charles Diggs, IV knows all about the aches and pains that the flu brings. He's already missed four days of daycare.
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Many families are discovering that their health insurance doesn't provide the coverage they expected.

Jeffersonville mayor outlines plan to sustain city's rapid growth

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Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore says the city is booming, and on Tuesday afternoon, he laid out a plan to handle all that growth.

Officials identify man killed on Barbee Way Video included

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It happened around 6:30 p.m. on Barbee Way, near South Shelby Street.

Authorities release name of Elliott Avenue homicide victim Video included

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Police responded to the scene after being called for a disturbance.

Clark County, Ind. nurse accused of stealing from paralyzed elderly man

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Police say she also left the man in bed for extended periods of time after he soiled himself.

Toyota works to recruit manufacturing talent due to 'urgent need' for modern workforce Video included

Gov. Matt Bevin and other leaders in manufacturing sat on Tuesday's panel in Georgetown. Gov. Matt Bevin and other leaders in manufacturing sat on Tuesday's panel in Georgetown.
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It fuels part of Kentucky's economy, but leaders in manufacturing say they're struggling to fill jobs.

Attorney wants probation for man mistakenly released early from Breckinridge County Jail

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A man who was released from jail by mistake is back in custody after turning himself in. 

Report: Louisville traffic congestion gets better in 2017

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A study found the average time lost to rush hour congestion in Louisville was 19 hours per driver in 2017, down from 23 hours the year before. The city was the 499th most-congested in the world, an improvement from the prior year.

After trip down memory lane, Pollio touts Academies of Louisville program at Shawnee Video included

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Pollio had a warm welcome back to the school where he started as a teacher and basketball coach in 1997 – cheering students lined a hallway, some armed with signs congratulating him on his new role as head of JCPS, at one point – and visited a couple of classrooms, including the one he taught in, as students started their day.

LMPD asking for public's help to identify Family Dollar robbery suspect

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No one was injured during the robbery.

Indianapolis mom accused of giving child bleach in effort to cure autism Video included

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The mother reportedly identified the mixture as the "miracle mineral solution."

Grand jury meeting Tuesday on fatal Marshall County, Ky. school shooting Video included

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Kentucky State Police say that if the teen is indicted, no information will be made public until he's arraigned in circuit court.

Attorney for Haymarket Whiskey Bar owner presses alleged victim for details about sexual encounters

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As part of seeking evidence in Landan's defamation lawsuit against women who accused him of rape and sexual assault on Facebook, attorney Andrew Horne has filed requests for information from the initial accuser.

Nelson County man allegedly tried to run over sheriff's deputy

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Authorities say he was wanted on a felony probation violation warrant.

WE'RE BACK: WBKI returns to DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse! Video included

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If you receive us over-the-air via antenna, you'll need to pay close attention to this story! Plan to rescan!

Department of Education reverses stance on transgender bathroom usage

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The department says it will no longer investigate civil rights complaints from transgender students banned from using bathrooms that match their gender identity, rather than their physical gender.

Evidence in Louisville criminal cases will no longer be made public

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“I think it’s unfortunate because in many cases the only way the public knows what’s going on in a criminal prosecution, which often ends up in a plea agreement or settlement, is the discovery filed in court,” said prominent First-Amendment attorney Jon Fleischaker, who represents WDRB. “This will add to the lack of information the public has about the criminal justice process.”

Man accused of shooting Indiana State Police trooper to undergo mental and physical exams Video included

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Police say 79-year-old Oscar Kays pulled out a gun and fired as Trooper Morgenn Evans was trying to handcuff Kays.

POLICE: Louisville woman stabbed her son in the back Video included

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Officials say she also cut him on the arm.

News conference planned on anniversary of teens' disappearance in Delphi, Indiana Video included

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Police investigating the unsolved murders of two northern Indiana teenage girls are hoping the anniversary of the crime spurs a wave of tips from the public that can lead them to the killer.

Moped driver dies in crash with car in Shepherdsville Video included

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Shepherdsville Police said it happened around 6:15 p.m. on Cedar Grove Road near State Road 480C in Shepherdsville.

1 man killed in double shooting in Merriwether neighborhood Video included

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One person was shot and killed Monday night in the Merriwether neighborhood.

Radcliff real estate broker wants tourism center created on city's north end Video included

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Residents of Radcliff could see a tourism welcome center on the city’s north end if a local real estate broker’s proposal becomes a reality.

Members of Metro Council and LMPD hold community meeting to combat rise in violence Video included

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A recent rash of shootings in Louisville has leaders putting their heads together.

CRAWFORD | After early punch, Louisville women put up a fight before falling to No. 1 UConn 69-58 Video included

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After enduring a 21-1 UConn run in the first quarter, Louisville outscored the nation's No. 1 team 52-45 over the final three periods before falling 69-58 on Monday night.

In Louisville, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer praises McConnell for leadership on immigration debate

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Senator Schumer was guest lecturer at U of L's McConnell Center.

Religious leaders launch initiative at Simmons College promoting racial justice and leadership Video included

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Leaders from some of the largest Christian organizations in the country are in Louisville this week to help launch an initiative honoring a civil rights pioneer.

SCALA extends invitation to Pollio day after he's named next JCPS superintendent

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Michael Tierney, a SCALA spokesman, told WDRB News in an email Monday that Humana founder and SCALA co-founder David Jones Sr. has extended an invitation for Pollio to join. He would be the lone JCPS representative in the 69-member group.

Community meetings discuss how to purchase vacant, abandoned properties in Louisville Video included

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The Community Affairs and Housing Committee hosted the first in a series of meetings to discuss vacant and abandoned properties in Louisville.

Floyd County Jail to soon receive up to $15 million in renovations Video included

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Floyd County Sheriff Frank Loop said he would like to have all of the work done by June 1.
 

Golden Alert issued for 'endangered' 59-year-old woman last seen Thursday in Shelbyville

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Sandra Umstead, was last seen around 1 p.m. on Feb. 8. 

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Selection Sunday Blues; Pitino's lost season; Rondo's dazzling shoes

Rick Bozich presents his weekly Monday Muse. Rick Bozich presents his weekly Monday Muse.
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The reveal for the Top 16 NCAA Tournament teams has no local sizzle for the first time in a decade. Richard Pitino's lost season at Minnesota. Hold those Trae Young Player of the Year ballots.

Funeral held for Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson Video included

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The service was truly a celebration of the athlete's life, with inspirational music and remarks from former coaches and teammates.

Kentucky bill seeks new ethics rules for KFC Yum! Center board

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The measure, filed this month by Republican Rep. Jerry Miller of Louisville, seeks to broaden requirements that now apply to candidates, top cabinet officials and members of nine state boards, including the Public Service Commission and Kentucky Board of Education.

Ford to ramp up production of Expedition, Navigator SUVs at Kentucky Truck Plant Video included

The paint shop at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville (Ford image) The paint shop at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville (Ford image)
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Ford Motor Co. said it's putting another $25 million into Kentucky Truck Plant to be able to churn out up to 25 percent more Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs in response to strong sales.

Shelbyville stabbing victim identified, juvenile suspect in custody Video included

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The Shelbyville Police Department says a juvenile is in custody after a man was stabbed to death last week.

Disco theme announced for this year's Thunder Over Louisville Video included

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"A Disco Thunder" is the theme for this year's Thunder Over Louisville. 

Lyndon post office to offer special Valentine's Day 'LOuisVillE' postmark

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One local post office is putting the "Love" in "Louisville."

Congressman John Yarmuth helps deliver Valentine's Day cards to vets Video included

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In total, more than 500 cards were delivered.

Officials identify man killed after being shot in the head in Fairdale Video included

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Police have not arrested a suspect in the shooting.

POLICE: Woman who led police on chase in Bullitt County claimed to be 'Mother Mary' en route to pick up 'Baby Jesus'

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She said she was on a "non-stop" mission from God.

Crestwood man accused of killing cat, burning down home over 'bad childhood memories'

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Police say the body of the cat was found inside the home, in a pet kennel.

IMAGES | National Corvette Museum reveals restored car on 4th anniversary of sinkhole Video included

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Restoration work on a tuxedo black 1962 Corvette has been in the works over the past year.

Schools closed, traffic snarled after slick roads cause hazardous driving conditions Video included

Traffic was bumper to bumper on the Sherman Minton Bridge Monday morning. Traffic was bumper to bumper on the Sherman Minton Bridge Monday morning.
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A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain late Sunday and early Monday prompted school closures and delays in Kentucky and Indiana. 

Police say man stole 20 t-shirts worth hundreds of dollars from U of L bookstore

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According to officials, the alleged crime was witnessed by the store's manager.

Poisoned dogs and thefts inspire Fairdale couple to plan community meeting Video included

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A Fairdale couple is frustrated with crime in their community, and they're now organizing a meeting to look at ways to fight it.

BOZICH | My weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot

Rick Bozich shares his AP college basketball Top 25 ballot every Monday. Rick Bozich shares his AP college basketball Top 25 ballot every Monday.
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Who's Number One? There has been a big debate in college basketball all weekend. Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the AP college basketball Top 25. 

BOZICH | Louisville vaults Kentucky in computer ranking after popping Pitt Video included

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Louisville went to Pittsburgh Sunday and handled the worst team in the ACC the way you're supposed to treat them, cruising to an easy victory.

Kindred Healthcare faces lawsuit over proposed sale to Humana, private equity Video included

Kindred Healthcare's headquarters in downtown Louisville Kindred Healthcare's headquarters in downtown Louisville
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Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare has provided “incomplete and misleading” information to investors about the proposed sale of the company to Humana Inc. and two private equity firms, according to a lawsuit that seeks to stop the merger in its tracks.

Thousands attend expo for tips and tricks on home improvement Video included

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The 17th annual Home Improvement Expo wrapped up it's weekend event on Sunday at the Triple Crown Pavilion in Jeffersontown. 

Marty Pollio named next JCPS superintendent

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Pollio, a 21-year JCPS employee who had held the interim job since former Superintendent Donna Hargens stepped down July 1, was one of two internal finalists for the job, beating JCPS Chief Operations Officer Mike Raisor for the district’s top job.

Scott County group blesses high school girls who may not be able to afford prom

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More than 500 dresses will be available at Blessings for Prom on March 3. 

Police dog honored for capturing double-murder suspect

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A police dog that captured a double-murder suspect in December has been honored by a northwestern Indiana city.

Police: Louisville man spit in officer's face during drug arrest Video included

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According to an arrest report, 20-year-old Terrence Towns pulled up alongside officers in his car on Saturday, and the officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana.

SUNDAY EDITION | Mike Raisor says he has experience to lead JCPS as superintendent

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Raisor now wants to lead Jefferson County Public Schools, where he has been chief operations officer since 2012. He is one of two candidates for the superintendent’s job along with acting Superintendent Marty Pollio, who was named the district’s interim top administrator last July.

SUNDAY EDITION | After almost 8 months as acting JCPS superintendent, Marty Pollio is ready to drop interim tag

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He followed an unpopular figure in former JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens, and Pollio believes he’s made enough progress become the district’s next superintendent.

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