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Southern Indiana elementary classroom aide arrested on child pornography charges

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A classroom aide at Scottsburg Elementary School is facing child pornography charges.

Fairdale residents hold community meeting in response to poisoned dogs and uptick in burglaries Video included

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A Fairdale couple fed up with crime in their community organized a meeting Tuesday night to look for solutions.

CRAWFORD | It's time for Louisville to strike its banners, rebuild its brand Video included

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford. WDRB photo by Eric Crawford.
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Eric Crawford on the University of Louisville's challenge moving forward.

Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino closes hotel amid threat of flooding Video included

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As the water levels continue to rise on the Ohio River, the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel has temporarily closed the hotel.

Linda Belcher wins special election to finish Dan Johnson's term in Bullitt County's 49th district Video included

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Linda Belcher received more than two-thirds of the vote en route to winning Tuesday night's special election for Bullitt County's 49th district.

Former University of Louisville Foundation CFO gets $175,000 in settlement over firing

Jason Tomlinson, the former chief financial officer of the University of Louisville Foundation, at a 2016 board meeting. Jason Tomlinson, the former chief financial officer of the University of Louisville Foundation, at a 2016 board meeting.
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The University of Louisville Foundation has agreed to pay its former chief financial officer, Jason Tomlinson, $175,000 to settle a lawsuit over his firing last year in the wake of two independent reports that criticized the organization for overspending and poor financial management.

Souped-up driving range Topgolf to come to Louisville, bringing up to 500 employees Video included

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A shuttered St. Matthews Sears store could become Kentucky's first Topgolf.  

Pension overhaul bill introduced in Kentucky Senate Video included

The Kentucky State Capitol building (WDRB News file photo) The Kentucky State Capitol building (WDRB News file photo)
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A Republican state senator in Kentucky has introduced a long-awaited pension overhaul that includes some key differences from a version backed by Gov. Matt Bevin last year. 

Metro Corrections plans to designate more resources toward monitoring high-risk HIP inmates Video included

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Louisville’s jail leaders want to spend more time and resources monitoring high-risk offenders on the Home Incarceration Program.

BOZICH | Burning gap in Louisville basketball NCAA penalties: The Why? Video included

We know the NCAA penalties against the Louisville basketball program but we still don't know why the stripper and prostitution parties were organized. We know the NCAA penalties against the Louisville basketball program but we still don't know why the stripper and prostitution parties were organized.
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The appeals committee for the NCAA Committee of Infractions upheld the penalties against the University of Louisville basketball program but the "Why" behind the scandal remains unanswered.

President Trump moves to ban 'bump stocks'

Bump stocks make it easier to fire rounds more quickly. Bump stocks make it easier to fire rounds more quickly.
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President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has directed his attorney general to propose changes that would ban so-called bump stocks, which make it easier to fire rounds more quickly. 

School districts would apply to use instruction days during snow under bill

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The bill originally would have ended the program for non-traditional instruction districts by the 2021-22 school year, but the House education panel passed an amended version of SB 73 that establishes guidelines for the Kentucky Board of Education to approve such plans starting in the 2019-20 school year.

Residents of Transylvania Beach begin evacuating as Ohio River floodwaters rise Video included

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As the Ohio River swells due to rising floodwaters, roads are being shut down and and neighbors are being forced to higher ground.

Kentucky officials say outbreak of Hepatitis A has hit Louisville

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A rare virus has become an outbreak in Louisville -- and now there's a new effort to stop it from spreading.

With prison space running out, Gov. Bevin unveils proposal to reform Kentucky criminal justice system Video included

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The plan would steer drug addicts toward treatment instead of incarceration.

Judge dismisses charges against 5 men charged after Bullitt County drug raid

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Auto shop owner Glen Fleming has pleaded his innocence from the beginning. 

Clark Memorial Bridge to be completely repainted for first time since 1980s Video included

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Work to repaint the bridge will begin on Monday, Feb. 26, but it won't be finished until November 2019.

Louisville loses 2013 national championship after NCAA appeal fails Video included

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The University of Louisville's appeal to the NCAA has been denied, and the 2013 NCAA men's basketball championship will become the first in NCAA history to be vacated.

RAW VIDEO | Louisville's David Padgett speaks following NCAA ruling Video included

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Padgett said he told the players about the ruling ahead of the public announcement.

TIMELINE | Louisville's NCAA investigation and vacating the championship, start to finish Video included

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A timeline of events in the University of Louisville men's basketball program's investigation into NCAA wrongdoing.

More Louisville roads shut down as Ohio River levels continue to rise Video included

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The U.S. Coast Guard is closely monitoring the situation as forecasts call for more rain.

FOX NEWS: Jennifer Lawrence to take year-long break from acting to help 'fix our democracy' Video included

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The Hollywood A-lister revealed her grand future plans on Thursday while promoting her new movie "Red Sparrow."

Police arrest 2 suspects after cocaine, pot, psychedelic mushrooms allegedly found in Deer Park home

Michael Derek Pascarelli and Hannah Huffines (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Michael Derek Pascarelli and Hannah Huffines (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
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The female suspect is not charged in connection with the cocaine or marijuana.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: NBA to Louisville, Part 41; Who was Darrell Griffith???

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Another day, another NBA to Louisville discussion; Which college basketball coach would make the best president? Did somebody really ask who Darrell Griffith was?

Louisville Metro Council receives community support at first town hall meeting on medical marijuana Video included

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Several Louisville Metro Council members saw overwhelming support Monday night from dozens of people who want to see medical marijuana legalized.

Businesses along the Ohio River already feeling the impact of flooding Video included

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Several businesses along the banks of the Ohio River in Jefferson County are preparing for flooding as the waters continue to rise.

Owner says billboard along I-65 in Louisville was vandalized with 'Kill the NRA' message Video included

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The message "Kill the NRA" was spray-painted on a billboard alongside I-65 North near the Fern Valley Road exit on Monday. 

Topgolf plans first Kentucky driving range at Oxmoor Video included

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The company is seeking to add a three-level building on 37 acres at 7900 Shelbyville Road, including a 4-acre outdoor driving range enclosed by 170-foot-high netting. 

Floyd County prosecutor blasts school threats as hundreds of students stay home from class Video included

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Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson says the threats will be taken seriously -- as will the penalties for the perpetrators when they are identified.

Contractor sued over $2 million in damages after 2015 fire on Whiskey Row Video included

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Two-and-a-half years after a devastating fire nearly ended a future for Whiskey Row, a lawsuit has been filed against the contractor.

Agency recommends for Kentucky students 'run, hide, lock down' during mass shootings Video included

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The Kentucky Center for School Safety suggests in the possible scenario of a school shooting, students should run, hide and lock down.

2 Jeffersonville men arrested after chase through 2 southern Indiana counties

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Two Jeffersonville men were arrested Monday after a high-speed chase through two counties in southern Indiana. 

Jennifer Lawrence slammed for rudeness toward British Academy Awards host Joanna Lumley

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Fans and viewers took to social media to accuse Lawrence of being rude.

IMAGES | NBA star from Louisville treats more than 300 students to free screening of 'Black Panther' Video included

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Other non-profit groups are also hosting movie screenings for local youth for free. 

Voters in Bullitt County's 49th district to choose replacement for State Rep. Dan Johnson in Tuesday's special election Video included

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A special election will be held in Bullitt County Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson. 

Flooded homes and flooded roads expected as Ohio River continues to rise Video included

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Louisville Metro Sewer District says the rising Ohio River could affect drivers and homeowners.

Man shot by LMPD officer sues city and officer, claiming he wasn't armed Video included

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The lawsuit says Warrick was not armed and "did not possess any weapon of any type.”

Authorities accuse second Louisville suspect in underage human trafficking case

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Investigators say he was causing two underage girls to sell themselves online -- and even made one of them change her appearance so she wouldn't be recognized.

Lawsuit claims YMCA should have fired man accused of molesting 17 children after allegations surfaced Video included

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The parents of a young girl allegedly molested by a Jeffersonville High School student last year have filed a lawsuit against the suspect, his parents and the YMCA where he was employed. 

Police arrest 17-year-old for making social media threat against southern Indiana high school

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According to police, the student was on suspension from school for prior unrelated criminal charges.

Louisville Metro Council's town hall meetings to discuss medical marijuana start this week Video included

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The three meetings are expected to last an hour to an hour and a half.

Senator Donnelly praises new law focusing on mental health for law enforcement Video included

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"When we have the chance to sleep in safety at night, they are the reason why."

Attorneys agree on tentative date for civil trial between Rick Pitino, U of L Athletics Association

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A judge has yet to sign off on the terms proposed in the motion.

Cigarette tax backers lead spending on Frankfort lobbying

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The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky spent $100,240 in January, including more than $98,500 on expenses for an advertising campaign set to begin next week.

WWE SmackDown Live coming back to Louisville

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Tickets for the televised show are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, Feb. 23 at noon.

Louisville suspect accused of severely slashing man, causing injuries to head, neck and 'lower extremities'

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Police say they were sent to a home at that location after someone reported that there was "trouble" taking place there.

Jeffersontown police accuse suspects of trafficking 40-60 pounds of marijuana from Illinois to Louisville

Robert Clemmer, Benjamin Amos and Ronald Morris (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Robert Clemmer, Benjamin Amos and Ronald Morris (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
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Police say two of the men were arrested at Jefferson Mall.

Section of River Road shuts down due to flooding Video included

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The National Weather Service says the Ohio River will continue to rise until at least Friday.

Kentucky Attorney General files third lawsuit in attempted battle against opioid addiction Video included

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Andy Beshear is accusing opioid distributors of choosing profits over people.

New Albany police, Bullitt County school district issue stern warnings for anyone posting threats against schools Video included

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The statement came after several local school districts investigated threats made on social media over the weekend.

Work begins to convert Third Street to two-way street in downtown Louisville Video included

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Construction begins this week to turn part of Third Street in downtown Louisville into a two-way street.

Police say missing southern Indiana postal worker found dead in her vehicle

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An official cause of death is pending.

President Trump and Congressman John Yarmuth engage in battle of words on Twitter Video included

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President Donald Trump tweeted about the Florida shooting over the weekend, drawing ire from Kentucky U.S. Representative John Yarmuth.

POLICE: Victim suffers life-threatening injuries after Louisville robbery suspect runs her over Video included

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Authorities say the suspect admitted his involvement in the crime.

Authorities release identity of Okolona shooting victim Video included

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Authorities have released the identity of a man who was shot to death in Okolona on Sunday. 

BOZICH | My weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot

Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the AP college basketball Top 25. Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the AP college basketball Top 25.
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Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the AP college basketball Top 25 every Monday.

15-year-old arrested for social media post directed towards NAFC and GCC schools Video included

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A 15-year-old boy is arrested after police say he posted a threatening message on social media directed at New Albany Floyd County and Greater Clark County schools.

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.

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.

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