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Vitalis Lanshima voted into vacant District 21 Metro Council seat Video included

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Vitalis Lanshima has been named the new District 21 Metro Council member, filling the seat vacated by the removal of Dan Johnson.

Silver Alert issued for 72-year-old Columbus, Indiana, man

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A Silver Alert has been issued for a 72-year-old man from Columbus, Indiana.

Oldham County bus driver donates kidney to sick co-worker Video included

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For 30 years, Oldham County bus driver Jimmy Barnett fought chronic kidney disease. He spent years waiting for a new one -- until another bus driver stepped up.

RAW VIDEO | Dan Johnson's widow says her husband 'felt like he couldn't fight anymore' Video included

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In an interview with WDRB News on Thursday, Rebecca Johnson said the loss leaves a "huge hole," adding that she'll have pick up the pieces "without the love of my life."

VIDEO | LMPD releases body cam footage of officer shooting armed robbery suspect Video included

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The Louisville Metro Police Department released body camera footage Thursday of an officer shooting and wounding an armed robbery suspect.  

Victim identified in Tuesday's crash in Park Hill neighborhood

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The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has released the identify of the woman who died in a crash Tuesday afternoon in the Park Hill neighborhood. 

State ABC board dismissed appeal that would have allowed liquor store to open in Smoketown neighborhood Video included

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Louisville's historic Smoketown neighborhood is making a comeback, but no one seems to want East Coast Liquors and A-Z Package Liquors to be part of the win.

University of Louisville officials still undecided on lawsuit over foundation mismanagement

University of Louisville board of trustees chairman J. David Grissom, left, and interim president Greg Postel address the media on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. University of Louisville board of trustees chairman J. David Grissom, left, and interim president Greg Postel address the media on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.
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The University of Louisville board of trustees is still waffling on whether to sue former U of L President James Ramsey and his former aides six months following the release of a $2 million forensic investigation that detailed mismanagement and over-spending at the university’s nonprofit foundation.

2 dead, 1 hurt after triple shooting in Valley Station Video included

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The shooting happened about 11:30 Wednesday night in Valley Station.

New Albany councilman concerned about safety at newly installed crosswalks Video included

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City Council Vice President Greg Phipps said drivers aren't yielding to pedestrians.

University of Louisville trustees to include more people in confidential search for next president

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The University of Louisville board of trustees will allow a small group of people on campus to meet the two or three finalists for the university’s next president, but only after signing confidentiality agreements.

Wife of Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson wants to replace him in the legislature Video included

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The announcement came hours after Dan Johnson took his own life Wednesday night. 

WATCH LIVE at 4 p.m.: LMPD to update officer shooting of alleged armed robber on Wednesday

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Chief Steve Conrad and the command staff will detail what happened. 

Somber mood encompasses Kentucky State House after Rep. Dan Johnson's suicide Video included

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Devastated is one way to describe the way many Kentucky lawmakers feel a day after Rep. Dan Johnson took his own life following allegations that he molested a 17-year-old girl in 2012. 

Some Sellersburg residents under boil water advisory after water main break

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The advisory is expected to remain in effect for 48 hours.

ISP trooper shot in the head thanks first responders who came to his aid Video included

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The Jeffersonville Fire Department posted a picture on its Twitter account showing Trooper Morgenn Evans standing with two members of the department.

Convicted Kentucky attorney Eric Conn facing more charges Video included

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A Kentucky lawyer at the center of a Social Security fraud case is facing prosecution on charges he would have avoided if he had not vanished for six months to avoid prison.

BOZICH | Tubby Smith needs win over Louisville more than he did at Kentucky

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Tubby Smith will lead Memphis against Louisville Saturday at Madison Square Garden -- and the pressure is on Smith to get Memphis fans excited about the Tigers' program again.

LEWIS | Padgett trying to keep recruits coming to U of L while NCAA cloud looms Video included

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The U of L interim head coach talked about his recruiting efforts as the NCAA prepares to respond to the school's final appeal

Final denial: Ky. State Rep. Dan Johnson maintained his innocence in last news conference Video included

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Johnson took his own life on Wednesday night on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mount Washington.

Corydon mom charged with reckless homicide after 10-month-old dies Video included

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A Corydon mother is facing felony charges after prosecutors say her 10-month-old died as a result of her neglect.

Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound in Mt. Washington Video included

Rep. Dan Johnson (R-Mt. Washington) Rep. Dan Johnson (R-Mt. Washington)
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Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide, according to Bullitt Couny Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.

Groups partnering to offer $20 credit toward Lyft, CityScoot through New Year's Day Video included

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People who don't feel like driving home from holiday celebrations can take advantage of a $20 discount on the price of a Lyft or CityScoot ride.

FCC votes to undo Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules Video included

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The FCC has voted along party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

Mother of suspect charged in several Louisville shootings speaks on son's behalf in court Video included

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The mother of one of the men charged in connection with a series of shootings was in court Thursday morning to fight for her son. 

GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout Video included

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Democrat Doug Jones has won a stunning victory in Alabama's Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump.

Milwaukee man charged with reckless homicide for Jackson County, Ind. crash that killed child Video included

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Police say his car never touched any other vehicles -- and there is no reference to drugs, alcohol or texting -- yet he's charged with reckless homicide. Here's why.

GoFundMe set up for 3-year-old who shot himself with father's gun Video included

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The mother of Kaden Spencer asks parents to keep guns away from children. 

Louisville man accused of attacking Rafferty's waitress during robbery

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When a waitress noticed what was happening, she ran out of the store and caught up with him, saying, "Please come back in and pay. I'm afraid I'll lose my job." 

Coroner: Ford employee at Kentucky Truck Plant died from blunt force trauma Video included

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The coroner says the exact cause of the trauma is still under investigation.

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

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Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.

University of Louisville Foundation to pay nearly $170,000 for study on Ramsey-era compensation

Former U of L and U of L Foundation President James Ramsey speaks with WDRB's Stephan Johnson, July 28, 2016 Former U of L and U of L Foundation President James Ramsey speaks with WDRB's Stephan Johnson, July 28, 2016
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The University of Louisville Foundation will spend nearly $170,000 to find out whether the millions of dollars it paid former U of L President James Ramsey and other top former officials was excessive.

'Dr. Phil Show' shines spotlight on the search for killer of 2 Delphi, Indiana teens Video included

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The picture, the recording, the sketch and the clues investigators believe could solve the murders.

U of L sues Rick Pitino, asking him to pay money university could lose from vacated NCAA tournament wins Video included

Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino Former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino
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The suit claims Pitino was fired because of “conduct over a period of years, including without limitation, his involvement in multiple recent and highly publicized scandals involving himself, personally, and the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team.”

Southeast Christian Church invites entire community to come together for special Christmas event Video included

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Southeast Christian Church is doing Christmas big this year. 

LMPD officer shoots alleged armed robber outside west Louisville Family Dollar Video included

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An LMPD officer shot an alleged robber in the leg Wednesday night outside a Family Dollar in west Louisville. 

Intervention program aimed at helping victims of violence find peace before they even leave U of L Hospital Video included

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Violent crime continues to be a problem in Metro Louisville, but after a year, members believe the program is making a difference. 

BOZICH | Mitchell chasing Simmons as No. 1 NBA rookie; Fox, Anunoby soar

Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell has not conceded the NBA Rookie of the Year award to Ben Simmons. Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell has not conceded the NBA Rookie of the Year award to Ben Simmons.
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Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell has not conceded the NBA Rookie of the Year award to Ben Simmons. Former UK guard De'Aaron Fox and Indiana forward OG Anunoby has also excelled.

Families welcome Ft. Knox soldiers home just in time for Christmas Video included

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The reunions happened Wednesday at the Kentucky military base.

Rough ride for downtown Louisville drivers will soon get smoother Video included

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From torn up streets to closed lanes to gridlocked traffic, the condition of downtown Louisville streets can leave folks a little less than jolly, even during the holiday season. 

$1 million bond assigned to man accused of shooting Indiana State Police trooper in the head

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A drunk driving stop  turned into a shootout and a manhunt Tuesday night 

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says there is 'no place in Frankfort' for Rep. Dan Johnson Video included

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Beshear calls the accusation of sexual abuse against Johnson "horrific."

Friends and family say Shepherdsville business owner is wrongly accused in drug raid

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Sources tell WDRB News this is part of a larger investigation.

Wrong again: RiverLink sends 8,000 drivers faulty toll bills

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The November error comes a month after more than 5,000 drivers received invoices including late fees that weren't owed.

U of L officials leave Atlanta 'pleased with our presentation' to NCAA Committee on Infractions

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The University of Louisville made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to save its 2013 national basketball championship. 

LMPD respond to fatal crash in Park Hill neighborhood Video included

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There's no word on what caused the crash.

Police say stolen vehicle is thread that ties 3 Louisville shooting incidents together Video included

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Six people were shot -- at least one person was shot at -- and police say there's one element that ties them all together: a stolen car.

Jeffersonville adds six new police officers Video included

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There are now more police officers patrolling the streets in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

RAW VIDEO | U of L's Padgett previews upcoming game with Memphis Video included

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Louisville plays its first neutral site game of the season against the Memphis Tigers at noon Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Chairman of JCPS board says he will not seek another year as board chair Video included

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Chris Brady announced his decision at Tuesday night's school board meeting.

Boil water advisory lifted for Shelby Park and surrounding area following water main break Video included

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The one precaution Louisville Water Company customers should take, if they were under the advisory. 

POLICE: Boyle County, Ky. man charged with 20 counts of child porn possession

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He is being held at the Boyle County Detention Center.

Father says Craigslist ad offering baby for sale was 'joke' but neighbors not amused Video included

Chris Small said he posted an ad listing his baby for sale as a joke. Chris Small said he posted an ad listing his baby for sale as a joke.
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A sleeping baby listed for sale for $2,500 on Craigslist has caused an uproar, even though the baby's father says he posted the ad as a joke.

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