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Florida rallies to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64

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Jalen Hudson came off the bench to score 17 points, and Chris Chiozza, Keith Stone and Kevarrius Hayers contributed clutch baskets down the stretch as Florida rallied to upset No. 18 Kentucky 66-64 on Saturday night.

Louisville Zoo celebrates Qannik the polar bear's 7th birthday Video included

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Qannik made headlines in 2011 when she was found underweight and alone on Alaska's North Slope, separated from her mother and sibling. 

'Compassion and Pastries' event held at Louisville elementary school as part of JCPS project Video included

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The event, part of the Compassionate Schools Project, focused on becoming more in tune with your children and how they learn.

Kentucky pinball players compete in state championship series in Louisville Video included

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16 of the best pinball players in Kentucky went head-to-head Saturday afternoon in the International Flipper Pinball Association State Championship Series at Zanzabar.

Louisville Free Public Library hosts Entrepreneur Fair Video included

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The event featured free workshops for those on Louisville's west side who want to start or advance their small business. 

Hope's Closet moves into storefront building to serve growing needs of foster families Video included

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Hope's Closet was started three years ago out of Angela Bischoff's garage. The store is set to open February 10.

3 children rushed to the hospital after being hit by vehicle at William Harrison Park Video included

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MetroSafe supervisors tell WDRB the accident was reported at 3:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of Oleanda Avenue.

Louisville family still looking for answers on 2-year anniversary of loved one's murder Video included

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The family of Aaron Williams released balloons in his memory Saturday afternoon at Calvary Cemetery in Louisville. 

Victim dies after shooting at Poplar Level Road gas station Video included

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MetroSafe Supervisors tell WDRB the report came in at 4:40 p.m.

Kentucky Walmart stores hold free Wellness Day health screenings Video included

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Free blood pressure checks, vision screenings and low cost immunizations were given out at Walmart stores across Kentucky on Saturday. 

TARC schedule changes to start Sunday

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TARC said the changes are to accommodate road construction that's been impacting bus arrival times.

GEORGE | No. 6 Bellarmine basketball gets 54th straight win at home over Missouri S&T

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Bellarmine welcomed a struggling Missouri S&T to Knights Hall Saturday and dismantled the Miners for 40 minutes. Alex Cook led the Knights with 16 points to lift the team to an 85-50 win, marking the 54th straight victory at home.

Indiana State Police investigating double homicide in Dearborn County

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The victims' names have not been released.

OFFICIALS: Columbus, Indiana suffers life-threatening injuries in 'firearms incident' while hunting

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Authorities say the incident happened Saturday morning in Holton, which is in Ripley County.

Norton Commons Restaurant Week kicks off January 22

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Eight different restaurants will feature three-course dinner menus for a fixed price.

Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal

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This is the first modern government shutdown with Congress and the White House controlled by the same party, and it comes on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

LACETT | Langford and New Albany win in nationally televised showdown Video included

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Langford scored 36 points in the Bulldogs' win. 

Prospect assistant police chief told LMPD recruit to 'shoot' black people Video included

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“There is no place in police departments for men or women who hold such strongly held prejudices, including recommending shooting people simply because of their race,” County Attorney Mike O’Connell wrote about former officer Todd Shaw. 

BOZICH | Indiana loses Morgan and game (to Michigan State)

Indiana's three-game winning steak ended at Michigan State Friday night. Indiana's three-game winning steak ended at Michigan State Friday night.
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Indiana went to Michigan State Friday night with a three-game winning streak -- and the Hoosiers lost the game and forward Juwan Morgan to an ankle injury. 

JCPS, school board working on charter school policies Video included

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The school board met for its quarterly retreat Friday at Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, and Cassie Blausey, Jefferson County Public Schools’ director of school choice, said the district is on a strict timeline to put together its plan to solicit and evaluate applications for public charter schools.

Kentucky Poison Center warns 'Tide Pod Challenge' could kill you Video included

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Cringe-worthy videos of teens taking bites out of laundry detergent pods are plastered across the internet. It's been dubbed the "Tide Pod Challenge."

Pleasant Ridge property owners allege ‘scheme of extortion’ in federal lawsuit against Charlestown

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The property owners claim the city violated their equal protection rights under the Constitution’s fourteenth amendment “by discriminating against them in favor of a private developer.” They claim they were threatened with fines while the developers weren’t – even both owned houses subject to inspections..

Bowling Green man to plead guilty for 'tackling' Sen. Rand Paul over a pile of brush Video included

Rene Boucher Rene Boucher
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Rene Boucher, the man accused of assaulting Rand Paul at the Kentucky senator's Bowling Green home, has been formally charged and will plead guilty.

Southern Indiana 5th grader reunites with first responders who helped save her life during basketball game Video included

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Carly Fonda was playing in a Saturday basketball tournament just two weeks ago at Floyd Central High School when everything went wrong.

Coroner identifies 2 men found shot and killed near Bowman Field Video included

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The wife of one of the victims was supposed to meet him in Miami.

Louisville spent $170,000 on unsuccessful bid for Amazon's second headquarters Video included

Kent Oyler, left, CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., and Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, chief of Louisville Forward, Jan. 19, 2018 Kent Oyler, left, CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., and Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, chief of Louisville Forward, Jan. 19, 2018
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The Louisville region spent about $170,000 in private donations and taxpayer funds preparing its unsuccessful bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, top economic development officials said Friday. 

Ribbon cut on new Daddy Rich's soul food restaurant in Old Louisville Video included

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The namesake of the restaurant, and the food you'll find on the menu.

Producers of 'Louder than Life' and 'Bourbon and Beyond' bringing more festivals to Louisville Video included

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Last year's festivals brought more than $43 million into the local economy. 

2 proposed bills illustrate both sides of the debate over guns in Kentucky Video included

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One bill allows concealed carry of guns on college campuses. The other allows local communities to pass their own gun regulations.

CRAWFORD | Defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon leaves Louisville, takes job at Cal Video included

Peter Sirmon talks with players during a timeout in the TaxSlayer Bowl. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Peter Sirmon talks with players during a timeout in the TaxSlayer Bowl. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon is leaving the Louisville football program.

Louisville woman arrested after police seize 20 pounds of crystal meth Video included

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A Louisville woman was arrested Thursday after police say they found 20 pounds of crystal meth in her possession. 

Missing persons report led to discovery of 2 murder victims near Bowman Field Video included

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LMPD said St. Matthews Police officers were working a missing persons case that led them to an apartment in the 2900 block of Abigail Drive.

3 arrested after police find meth during traffic stop in Clark County, Indiana Video included

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A small amount of meth was found during a search of the vehicle, but police found much more after the suspects were taken to jail. 

Floyd County Corrections officer accused of drunk driving Video included

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Police say he was in his Floyd County Corrections uniform when he was pulled over.

Attorney for Matthew Landan asks judge to hold brewery in contempt for refusing to provide information about rape accuser

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Attorney Andrew Horne has asked a judge to order Monnik to provide the employees address, personnel file and pay attorney’s fees. 

Rabbi uses vandalism at a University of Kentucky Jewish center for a teachable lesson

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The act of love and defiance he showed his daughter, after the center's sign was torn down. 

2 people accused of stabbing man 5 times in the back at Dino's Food Mart

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Police say one of the suspects attacked an officer who was arresting him.

California man arrested after deputies find more than 100 pounds of marijuana in east Louisville home Video included

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A California man was arrested Thursday after authorities found more than 100 pounds of marijuana, THC wax and THC edibles during a search of a home in east Louisville.  

CRAWFORD | Five takeaways from the Louisville women's win at Pittsburgh

Jeff Walz makes a point to his bench (WDRB / Eric Crawford) Jeff Walz makes a point to his bench (WDRB / Eric Crawford)
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The Louisville women's basketball team runs away with an 18-0 spurt to start the fourth quarter. Eric Crawford looks at the Cardinals' win at Pittsburgh.

Journey and Def Leppard co-headline the KFC Yum! Center this summer Video included

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Tickets go on sale in February for the epic classic rock show. 

Corydon man buys and delivers groceries to homebound woman Video included

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Before beginning his shift as store manager at Dollar General, Chris Falardo picked up the phone. A woman calling the store from more than an hour away in Kentucky was trying to get groceries to her daughter

CRAWFORD | Bellarmine survives pregame scare, early deficit, dispatches Drury 82-62

Bellarmine's Adam Eberhard fights off a Drury double-team to dish out one of his game-high 10 assists. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Bellarmine's Adam Eberhard fights off a Drury double-team to dish out one of his game-high 10 assists. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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A pregame scare and an early deficit couldn't shake the No. 6-ranked Bellarmine basketball team, which rolled past Drury 82-62 in Knights Hall on Thursday to end the Panthers' eight-game winning streak.

Oakland Hills residents fight back against plan to build large subdivision near Broad Run Park Video included

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People packed Fern Creek Community Center on Thursday to sound off over plans to build a large subdivision near Broad Run Park.

U of L leaders concerned about sale of Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab to private equity

KentuckyOne Health owns Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville, shown here in October 2016. KentuckyOne Health owns Jewish Hospital in downtown Louisville, shown here in October 2016.
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University of Louisville trustees expressed concerns Thursday about a New York private equity firm potentially taking over Jewish Hospital and the Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, where university doctors and medical residents have a significant presence.

Consolidating teen parent program at JCPS could bring efficiencies and headaches Video included

Public hearing at South Park TAPP Public hearing at South Park TAPP
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JCPS leaders held a forum at the South Park TAPP on Thursday and laid out their draft proposal to consolidate the program at that location as part of a broader facilities plan for the district.

Veteran Clarksville officer under investigation over claims of excessive force Video included

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Police body cam video appears to show a suspected drug dealer trying to run from police custody. What happened next prompted an investigation into one of the officers' actions.

Radcliff Police Department investigating rash of at least 25 business burglaries Video included

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The Radcliff Police Department is investigation a burglary crime spree involving more than two dozen businesses.

Southern Indiana highway worker shot at after getting flagged down by driver

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 Indiana State Police said a man shot at a Dubois County highway worker near Birdseye about 4 p.m. Thursday.

Man accused of killing 2 young girls while driving drunk in 2016 pleads guilty Video included

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Prosecutors say they hope the defendant serves his sentence before being deported, because if he is sent back to Mexico, there is no guarantee he'll be put in prison there. 

La Grange Chinese restaurant owner says 5 of her workers were taken by ICE after raid Video included

Jenny Zhu, owner of Jumbo Buffet Jenny Zhu, owner of Jumbo Buffet
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Federal investigators are working a case that involves several Asian buffet restaurants.

Topgolf officials say company is 'definitely interested' in bringing rapidly growing business to Kentucky Video included

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A craze that has lots of big cities seeing green could be headed to Kentucky. 

City of Bardstown settles lawsuit with former assistant police chief Tom Roby Video included

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The lawsuit sought $2.7 million in damages. 

Parents charged with years of torture, abuse that left 13 children with 'impairments'

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David and Louise Turpin could face life in prison. 

ACC releases U of L football schedule Video included

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The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) released its football schedule on Wednesday, giving University of Louisville fans a chance to mark their calendars for the Cardinals' games.

Kentucky lawmaker wants to add 3 cents to gas tax for new school buses

Rep. Kelly Flood Rep. Kelly Flood
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State Rep. Kelly Flood, D-Lexington, said House Bill 211 is expected to generate $90 million each year.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet test drives new method to prioritize road projects Video included

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Several Louisville-area projects made the list, but the legislature and the governor have the final say.

Salvation Army in southern Indiana struggling after missing Christmas goal

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The Salvation Army in southern Indiana is desperate for donations after falling short of reaching its goal during the Red Kettle campaign over the holidays. 

UPDATE: Police say Louisville man shot and killed woman over scrambled eggs Video included

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Police say it started when the suspect came into the victim's home and dumped the scrambled eggs on the floor.

Police arrest 5 suspects after cocaine, codeine allegedly found in Louisville home

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Police say they knew something was wrong when someone threw a gun out of the window of the home and it hit an officer in the shin.

Indiana State Police arrest 2 for dealing meth after traffic stop on I-64 Video included

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Troopers get help from K-9 officer "Teague" to find three ounces of meth in the car. 

Family of missing Louisville man with possible ties to murder victim offers $5,000 reward for information

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Austin Gamez was last seen in south Louisville on Dec. 26. 

WDRB Media named one of Kentucky's Best Places to Work Video included

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It's the seventh straight year WDRB has been honored with the award.

Serial robber arrested for allegedly hitting multiple businesses along Dixie Highway Video included

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The robberies date back to October 2017. 

Louisville pair arrested after police say 4 pounds of high-grade marijuana shipped to home

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Police say they also found other illegal items inside the home...

Attorney for Haymarket bar owner Matthew Landan claims rape allegations are 'deliberate attempt' to ruin reputation

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In court records filed last week, attorney Andrew Horne argues that “within hours” of a woman claiming on Facebook that she was raped by Landan, managers Eric Snider and Christopher Maggio “joined in the takedown" and staged a coup in hopes of getting the bar. 

US marshal shot, killed and 2 police officers injured while serving fugitive warrant in Pennsylvania

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Police critically wound suspect who also shot police officers from two different states. 

Louisville doesn't make the cut for Amazon's second headquarters Video included

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Louisville didn't make the cut for Amazon.com's second headquarters, but some cities that local leaders have long considered peers or ones to emulate -- Indianapolis; Nashville; Columbus, Ohio; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Austin -- are still in the hunt.

CRAWFORD | Louisville football announces 3-game series with Charlie Strong's USF program

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The University of Louisville announced Thursday that it will revive a series with an old conference partner in football, playing three football games against South Florida beginning in 2022.

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