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Thrill ride was OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident

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The Ohio State Fair will be open Thursday, a day after one person was killed and seven others were injured when an "aggressive thrill" ride broke apart.

Midway operator for Kentucky State Fair shutting down Fire Ball rides as precaution Video included

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The change comes following a fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair on a ride operated by a different company. 

Family says man beaten to death in alley was disabled, couldn't fight back Video included

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A 62-year-old man was robbed and beaten to death, and police said a group of teenagers is responsible.

Louisville Metro Council votes for new ordinances on reporting sexual harassment and child abuse Video included

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Louisville Metro Council took its next step Thursday night to stop sexual harassment in city government.

U of L Baseball team mourns the loss of one of its biggest fans

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Super fan Todd Esser had been going to practices, games and even team meetings for the past ten years. 

Fund that paid for uninsured at University Hospital scrapped after Medicaid expansion changes landscape

The emergency room at University Hospital, Nov. 18, 2015. The emergency room at University Hospital, Nov. 18, 2015.
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A special government fund set up in 1983 to help pay for uninsured patients at University of Louisville Hospital, the city’s safety net hospital for the poor, will be dissolved soon as officials say it’s no longer needed because of Kentucky’s expansion of Medicaid.

Clarksville business owner helps police catch 2 men with counterfeit money Video included

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Two men checked into a Clarksville hotel this week, and the owner suspected they were carrying counterfeit money.

Victim identified in Tuesday morning shooting off Poplar Level Road

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We now know the name of the man shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Louisville. 

Indiana State Police issuing renewed warning about discarded needles Video included

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Police say innocent people are getting hurt while trying to throw away discarded needles

Karen Sypher goes free after 7-year sentence for extortion, lying to federal agents

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Sypher was convicted in 2010 of trying to extort millions in cash, cars and a house from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. 

New policy allows Meyzeek Middle School students to use bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity Video included

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 A new year brings new rules for the restroom at Meyzeek Middle School. 

CRAWFORD | Bridgewater, after 11 months of silence, talks about his injury, possible return

Teddy Bridgewater speaks with reporters at the Vikings' training complex. Teddy Bridgewater speaks with reporters at the Vikings' training complex.
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Teddy Bridgewater held his first news conference since suffering a gruesome knee injury last June at the Minnesota Vikings' training complex on Thursday.

2 people injured in crash involving semi on I-265 near Old Henry Road Video included

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A crash involving a semi and a passenger car shut down Interstate 265 near Old Henry Road on Thursday afternoon. 

LMPD seeing increase in anonymous crime tips

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To help solve crimes, LMPD wants more people to use the anonymous tip line and text message service.

Louisville organization supports members of service industry in times of need

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Apron Inc. is dishing out help to people in the restaurant industry when they need it most. 

Strong Kentucky Derby results help boost Churchill Downs' profits

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Despite rainy weather, a “strong” Kentucky Derby week helped Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. report net income of $78 million in the second quarter of the year, a 12 percent increase from the same period in 2016. 

Indiana community raising money to increase trail safety after Delphi murders

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The community is trying to raise $50,000 for improvements, including trail lighting, cameras, informational kiosks, public wifi and more trail markers.

Kentucky pledges $1.3 million toward fund aimed at landing more nonstop flights from Louisville

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has agreed to provide $1.3 million in state funds to a new nonprofit organization that aims to get more nonstop flights at Louisville International Airport by offering subsides to airlines.

Missouri man arrested for trafficking Fentanyl in Kentucky

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Kentucky State Police say they've arrested a man accused of trafficking Fentanyl. 

Bedford business owner charged with human trafficking

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According to a news release, 56-year-old Jesus Chavez is the owner and operator of Drain Pro, a general maintenance company.

Fire leaves major damage to Jeffersonville home

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The one injury reported fighting the fire on Birchwood Avenue. 

BOZICH | For Louisville's Bridgewater, Pryor, Smith, NFL challenge grows

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Former U of L quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will answer questions from the media for first time in 11 months Thursday. Bridgewater, Calvin Pryor and Marcus Smith face uncertain NFL futures.

Ford celebrates 100th anniversary of first truck Video included

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How much did the first Ford truck cost? Find out here...

AUTHORITIES: Louisville man with thousands of child porn images wanted to 'trade' pictures of family member Video included

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Authorities say some of the girls in the photos and videos were toddlers.

Consumers being warned about scam charity claiming to benefit veterans Video included

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says callers claim to be collecting money for veterans' medical bills. 

Louisville man arrested after investigation allegedly uncovers child pornography Video included

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Police say a Louisville man is facing several charges after several examples of child pornography were found in his possession.

Metro Council to vote on three issues Thursday night

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Council members will vote on an anti-harassment policy, outside investigations for LMPD, and a possible MSD rate increase.

It's time to go back to school in New Albany-Floyd County Video included

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High schools begin at 7:40 a.m., middle schools begin at 9:00 a.m. and elementary schools begin at 8:00 a.m.

What to expect in Greater Clark County Schools this year Video included

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There are a few things Superintendent Dr. Andrew Melin wants parents to know when classes start on Thursday.

EMW Clinic workers 'disturbed' by recent anti-abortion protest tactics Video included

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Graphic images of abortions played on a Jumbotron on Wednesday as protests heated up in downtown Louisville.

1 person dead, several hurt after ride malfunctions at Ohio State Fair Video included

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LAt least one person was killed after an accident involving a ride at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday.

Suspect arrested after woman sexually assaulted in Shepherdsville City Park Video included

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Police say it appears to have been a random assault.

Allstate agents ask Waterfront Wednesday attendees to take 'X the TXT' pledge Video included

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On Wednesday night, local Allstate Insurance Agents used Waterfront Wednesday to reach drivers.

LMPD investigating fatal shooting near Poplar Level Road Video included

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Police said the call came in about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday to the 5600 block of Carolyn Way near Poplar Level Road.

Free Hepatitis C screenings being offered at 14 Louisville locations this week

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Free Hepatitis C screenings will be offered this week in Louisville.

Former high school principal intends to plead guilty in 2 child porn cases

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The former high school principal who admitted stealing nude photos from students’ phones and sharing them online intends to plead guilty, according to court records.

Louisville Metro Animal Services changing how drugs are tracked Video included

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Louisville Metro Animal Services is working to improve how controlled substances are tracked after an audit revealed issues in documentation and inventory procedures.

Local transgender Army captain said he was 'floored' by President Trump's ban

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President Trump's transgender ban may continue a war some thought had ended.

Fans of Fandomfest now say they feel conned by convention

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Ticketholders say they're not happy after half the convention's scheduled celebrities have backed out -- and organizers are refusing to grand refunds.

Man who said he had BBQ sauce on fingers when accidentally shooting and killing Jeffersonville 8-year-old takes plea deal Video included

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Elgin Anders pleaded guilty on Monday, but he's not in jail...

State legislators moving forward with plans to demolish 'unsafe' Frankfort Convention Center

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The Capitol Plaza Tower has literally towered over Frankfort for since 1972, but its demolition could pave the way for a new-and-improved downtown. 

Elderly Indiana couple visit almost all Cracker Barrel restaurants in US

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There are currently 645 Cracker Barrel locations in the U.S., and the Yoders have visited 644 of them.

Waterfront Development Corporation asks Doc's Cantina to pay up or get out

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When Doc's Cantina closed in the fall of 2016, the doors were supposed to reopen in the winter.

IMAGES | Famed 1890s 'Pink Palace' in Old Louisville is for sale Video included

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The house is on the market for $735,000. 

Death of elderly woman being investigated as a homicide following robbery Video included

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Claudia Higdon died weeks after being robbed by a man and woman charged in a string of robberies of senior citizens. 

Crowds of protesters clash in Jefferson Square over abortion rights Video included

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The images being shown on a large screen during the day-long anti-abortion protest in downtown Louisville. 

Guests of The Galt House notified about credit card security breach

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The information that could be compromised for guests who stayed at the hotel during a four month period. 

POLICE: Indiana man caught with more than 150 images of child porn

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Authorities began an investigation in March after receiving tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Man arrested for DUI in door-less car with ax through the roof

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Police near Buffalo, New York couldn't believe what they saw. 

Memphis-based company churns out millions of glasses for Aug. 21 solar eclipse

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"We've been marketing for two years, but we couldn't get anybody to pay attention," said John Jerit, owner of the company.

Ribbon cutting ceremony held at Waggener High School for newly refurbished track

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The renovated track will be used by all athletes at the school.

Lawsuit: LMPD K-9 attacked autistic teen in his home Video included

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The lawsuit is requesting a judge to order LMPD K-9 dogs to be equipped with body cameras within the next 30 days.

Three-year apprenticeship program to teach Kentucky students about trucking

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Organizers say it's a first for Kentucky.

American Red Cross asking for blood and platelet donations in face of shortage

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There's a need for all blood types.

Purdue University summer camp for kids closes after allegations of violence, sex assault and child porn Video included

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Police say the alleged perpetrators were not camp staff...

Passport Health Plan expands development site in West Louisville Video included

Passport Health Plan purchased the car wash and is under contract for the retail building at the corner of West Broadway and Dr. W. J. Hodge Street. Passport Health Plan purchased the car wash and is under contract for the retail building at the corner of West Broadway and Dr. W. J. Hodge Street.
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Passport Health Plan is adding to the West Louisville site where it plans to construct an office building to house its roughly 550 employees. The nonprofit managed care organization, which administers Medicaid benefits in the region, spent just shy of $1.2 million on real estate this month.

Louisville salon on the cutting edge with new German hair-cutting tool Video included

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A Louisville salon is on the cutting edge by using a brand new tool from Germany called the Calligraphy Cut Pen to cut hair.

Trump tweets opposition to individuals identifying as transgender from serving in military Video included

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President Trump tweeted that the military, "cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail."

Family members grieve mother of 2 stabbed to death in Shively: 'Nobody deserves to go this way' Video included

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Lindsay Royalty was just days removed from a stint in Louisville's jail, and family members say she wanted to regain custody of her kids.

Senators expected to vote on repeal of Affordable Care Act

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Wednesday's vote would give Congress two years to come up with a replacement.

New Albany-Floyd County students return to class with an interim superintendent Video included

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Interim superintendent Dr. Bradley Snyder says there are three important things parents need to know before school begins.

West Clark Community Schools focusing on growth for new school year Video included

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Nearly 5,000 students from Borden, Henryville and Silver Creek are going back to school Wednesday, July 26.

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