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Man arrested after fatal shooting in Russell neighborhood Video included

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One person was shot and killed Thursday night near 28th Street and Elliot Avenue.

2 people in custody after reports of shots fired near JCPS school Video included

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Two black males and some type of rifle were involved in the incident. Both men are now in custody.

West Clark Community School Board votes to allow another political email to be sent to district's parents Video included

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Controversy is surrounding 4,000 political emails sent to parents in West Clark Community Schools, but now parents can expect to receive another mass email, this time from the opposing side.

Southern Indiana boy with Cerebral palsy gets special Halloween costume for wheelchair Video included

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Every day is a fight for 9-year-old Max Bowen. He battles Cerebral palsy, seizures and is confined to a wheelchair.

KSP searching for Louisville attorney indicted on 2 counts of theft by deception

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Kentucky State Police want your help finding a Louisville attorney.

Metro Council members tour the Healing Place's $29 million expansion Video included

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Showing their concern for the drug epidemic plaguing Louisville, Metro Council members visited a place Thursday night fighting back.

Family of man shot and killed by LMPD officers still asking for answers Video included

Body camera video from the shooting. Body camera video from the shooting.
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More than a week after two LMPD officers shot and killed a local musician, his loved ones are still asking for answers.

Louisville bar owner removes NFL memorabilia over players' protests Video included

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A local bar owner is doing some re-decorating out of anger at NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. 

U of L sends letter thanking fans for their 'unwavering support'

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The University of Louisville athletic department sent a letter to fans Thursday, reaching out to thank them for support through what has been a tumultuous few weeks.

UPDATE | Bardstown police arrest suspect accused of arson involving car Video included

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The chief of the Bardstown Police Department says police have arrested a man who torched a car and broke into several others.

CRAWFORD | First day post-Jurich, Tyra, Louisville athletics, get back to business

Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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On the first day after the firing of Tom Jurich, University of Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra and coaches talked about the challenge of moving forward.

Double amputee runs 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 cities Video included

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A United States Marine veteran is running a marathon -- every single day.

Family that evacuated to Louisville after Hurricane Irma trying to help others in US Virgin Islands Video included

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"St. John is broken now," said three-year-old Rae Rudwell

I-65 North closing this weekend from I-264 to Spaghetti Junction Video included

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The northbound lanes will close from I-264 to Spaghetti Junction at 8 p.m. Friday. They should reopen by the Monday morning commute.

Topping-off ceremony held at Louisville's International Convention Center Video included

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Even as the two-year overhaul reached its halfway point, workers put a steel beam into place at the highest point of the building.

Officials hold groundbreaking for new $28 million west Louisville YMCA facility Video included

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The building is expected to be bigger than originally planned.

RAW VIDEO | Jeffersonville High student charged with molesting 2 young girls Video included

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A Jeffersonville High School student has been charged with molesting two 6-year-old girls at an elementary school where he was working as a teacher's assistant. 

Teachers say Bevin's pension reform plan cuts benefits and impacts retirement Video included

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Gov. Matt Bevin said the changes keep promises to state workers.

RAW VIDEO | U of L's David Padgett names new assistant coach; Interim A.D. Vince Tyra talks about the future Video included

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Paulus said he's undeterred by the recent scandals, calling the assistant coaching position "a tremendous opportunity."

UPDATE: Escaped inmate recaptured at Campbellsville hotel

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Shawn Cochran, age 35, had been on the run since Monday.

Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker

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The widow of a man killed in a workplace shooting in Maryland said Thursday that her husband was so concerned about the gunman's explosive temper that he brought it up in church prayer sessions.

U.S. Secret Service says Kentucky man jumped White House fence dressed as Pikachu Video included

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Officials say 36-year-old Curtis Combs of Somerset told them he wanted to be famous.

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family Video included

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Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen.

CRAWFORD | Louisville board fires Jurich, then fuels dissension with its silence Video included

University chairman Greg Postel, left, and trustee chairman David Grissom (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) University chairman Greg Postel, left, and trustee chairman David Grissom (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville's lack of explanation for the firing of Tom Jurich isn't going to do much to unite its fan base.

Metro Safety Committee approves city employee immigration ordinance Video included

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A new ordinance passed by Louisville’s Metro Safety Committee on Wednesday may soon stop city employees from inquiring about a person’s immigration status.

University of Louisville fires longtime athletics director Tom Jurich Video included

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The trustees did not explain their decision, and the vote was not unanimous.

Rare bike stolen after last weekend's Ironman triathlon in Louisville Video included

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The bike is navy blue with powder blue pedals. 

Vince Tyra to be paid $1.2 million as acting athletics director at Louisville

Vince Tyra addresses reporters, Oct. 18, 2017 Vince Tyra addresses reporters, Oct. 18, 2017
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University of Louisville acting athletics director Vince Tyra will be paid $100,000 per month, or $1.2 million, under a one-year contract approved by the U of L's board of trustees on Wednesday.

BOZICH | Louisville board shows the name on front of jersey matters Video included

The board of trustees voted for a new direction at the University of Louisville Wednesday. The board of trustees voted for a new direction at the University of Louisville Wednesday.
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The U of L board of trustees fired athletic director Tom Jurich Wednesday, two days after the school dismissed basketball coach Rick Pitino.

Man accused of killing 7-year-old Louisville boy faces child's family in court for first time Video included

23-year-old Wyatt Williams is accused of firing a shot that struck and killed 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs Jr. 23-year-old Wyatt Williams is accused of firing a shot that struck and killed 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs Jr.
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Nearly five months after a young boy eating cake at his kitchen table was killed by a stray bullet, his family came face-to-face with the accused killer.

IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance mandate

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Contrary to widespread perceptions, IRS still enforcing Obama-era insurance requirement.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin releases plan he says will fix state pension system Video included

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On Wednesday, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, flanked by top state legislators, outlined a 10-point plan he said will fix Kentucky's ailing pension system, fully funding state workers' pensions in 30 years.

Alleged shoplifter flees Quest Outdoors, flips car at interchange between I-64 and Cannons Lane

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St. Matthews Police say a pursuit ended badly for a woman accused of shoplifting at a Louisville sporting goods store.

Metro Council President says he can represent plaintiffs in LMPD Explorer sex abuse case without conflict Video included

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"The fact that you stand to get millions of dollars has nothing to do with it?" an attorney for a retired LMPD officer asked Yates. 

General George Patton Museum to close for six months

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The museum will close, beginning on Nov. 1, so that several renovations can be completed.

Maryland office shooting suspect linked to Delaware shooting Video included

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A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. He is also believed to be involved in a later shooting about 55 miles away in Wilmington, Delaware.

Google Fiber launches in Louisville with service to 3 neighborhoods Video included

Google Fiber construction crews dug a 'micro-trench' in the roads in the Strathmoor area of the Highlands in August. (WDRB photo) Google Fiber construction crews dug a 'micro-trench' in the roads in the Strathmoor area of the Highlands in August. (WDRB photo)
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Google Fiber, the superfast Internet service that city officials have long craved, is now available to some homes in Portland, Newburg and the Strathmoor area of the Highlands.

Meeting in Henryville gets heated after thousands of emails sent by political action committee to school parents Video included

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More than 4,000 emails sent to West Clark parents about an upcoming referendum vote could have broken state law.

‘Hoarder’ home cleanup bid approved by Floyd County commissioners Video included

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Neighbors call it a textbook example of hoarding, and after years of complaints, a new plan to clean up a Floyd County home is one step closer to a reality.

Lexington begins moving 2 Confederate statues Video included

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Kentucky's second largest city has begun moving statutes of two Confederate statues.

Churchill Downs aiming to add more seating and parking spaces by 2018 Kentucky Derby Video included

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Churchill Downs is under construction with two major projects.

Sacred Heart and Trinity play charity lacrosse game to honor murdered U of L student Video included

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Two high school lacrosse programs faced off Tuesday night in honor of a murdered University of Louisville student.

Rick Pitino sues Adidas for 'outrageous' conduct in basketball scandal Video included

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The lawsuit claims the ex-Louisville basketball coach was not involved in “giving improper benefits to recruits or players.” It says Adidas knew that Pitino’s reputation hinged on him running a “clean, proper and strictly compliant” program.

St. Matthews hires former LMPD major as new police chief Video included

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Former St. Matthews Police Chief Norm Mayer stepped down July 30.

LIHEAP heating assistance now available for low-income families in Louisville Video included

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The cooler weather brings a financial challenge for thousands of local families.

New learning center at Tully Elementary School underscores need for additional JCPS renovations Video included

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The schools unused pool has been transformed into a new multi-purpose room -- which includes a new library and broadcast studio -- but it's not the only construction need in the district.

Lawsuit: During struggle over gun, firefighter killed handcuffed prisoner 'execution style' Video included

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"No well-trained officer in the year 2016 would believe it was proper to stand over top of a prisoner who was restrained and lying on the ground and then from a distance of four to five feet away shoot said prisoner,” attorney Doug Asher wrote in the suit.

Person of interest in murders of 2 Delphi teens appears in court in Colorado Video included

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Detectives say they have no information that specifically includes or excludes him as a suspect.

Scott County considering public safety tax that could fund additional jail expansion in the future Video included

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Despite a more than $11 million expansion, the Scott County Jail is still plagued with problems.

Security officers involved in United Airlines 'dragging' incident fired

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The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers who were involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat.

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