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Webster, Kentucky, residents lose their 'livelihood' after EF1 tornado destroys 30 acres of tobacco crop Video included

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Residents in Meade County, Kentucky, are picking up the pieces after an EF1 tornado hit the area late Saturday afternoon.

St. Agnes fourth-grader with Down syndrome electrifies crowd with viral jump shot Video included

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Cindy Jury always knew her son Griffin had star quality, on and off the court.

Southern Indiana man killed in hunting accident Video included

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He was found Sunday evening by other members of his hunting group.

21-hour days and $320,000 of overtime highlight 'shocking' extra pay to 7 LMPD officers Video included

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A WDRB News investigation found officers worked weeks or months without taking a day off -- including weekends -- logging what experts say would be either suspicious or dangerously long hours.

Longtime Louisville journalist and author Byron Crawford given 'Distinguished Rural Kentuckian Award' Video included

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A legendary Louisville journalist was honored Monday night for sharing the stories of Kentuckians for more than 40 years. 

RAW VIDEO | U of L's Bobby Petrino discusses victory over Syracuse, upcoming game against UK Video included

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The Cards will next play against the University of Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington.

Metro Council accepting applications for Dan Johnson's vacated seat

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Now that Dan Johnson has been kicked off of Metro Council, the next step is finding his replacement. 

Urban League fielding community input about proposed $30 million indoor sports complex Video included

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The Louisville Urban League is taking the lead on the proposed $30 million sports complex in west Louisville and will soon host meetings to answer questions and concerns from the public.

City leaders announce security plans for this year's 'Juice Bowl' after 7 shot last year Video included

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Violence marred last year's Thanksgiving Day "Juice Bowl" at Shawnee Park, but city leaders have a plan in place to prevent that from happening again. 

Nelson County School Board member resigns due to conflict of interest with his job Video included

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David Norman emailed his resignation to the state education commissioner on Friday after a state investigation found a conflict of interest with his full-time job. 

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Should Baker Mayfield's behavior diminish his Heisman changes?

Rick Bozich presents his Monday Muse every week. Rick Bozich presents his Monday Muse every week.
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Should Baker Mayfield's behavior affect his chances of winning the Heisman Trophy? Donovan Mitchell surprises his mother. Should Louisville be favored by 10 against Kentucky?

University of Louisville board chairman committed to 'closed' search for next president

U of L trustees chairman David Grissom, right, and interim President Greg Postel. Nov. 20, 2017 U of L trustees chairman David Grissom, right, and interim President Greg Postel. Nov. 20, 2017
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The chairman of the University of Louisville board of trustees said the board is committed to conducting a “closed” search in which finalists for the next president of the university will not be made public -- over the objection of many faculty and staff members and students.

KSP questioning person of interest in LaRue County fatal hit-and-run Video included

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The sound of the two cars colliding head on made Lovie Skaggs drop the dinner she was eating and run to the window.

Acting Kentucky House speaker says special session on pension reform still likely Video included

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Speaker Pro Tem David Osborne also expects report on sexual harassment investigation next week.

Kentucky senator pre-files bill to gradually raise minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2025

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It could be considered during the 2018 Regular Session, which would convene Jan. 2, 2018.

RAW VIDEO | UK's Stoops talks about Georgia loss, upcoming game against Louisville Cardinals Video included

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University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops spoke to reporters during his weekly news conference Monday afternoon. 

Police: Postal worker assaults boy who tried to stop theft

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The postal worker wasn't named.

US declares NKorea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

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President Trump called it a long overdue step and part of the U.S. "maximum pressure campaign" against the North.

RAW VIDEO | UofL's Padgett discusses upcoming game against S. Illinois Video included

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University of Louisville interim men's head basketball coach David Padgett spoke with reporters Monday afternoon ahead of Tuesday's game against Southern Illinois. 

Woman faces charges for alleged hit-and-run crash in the Highlands

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One woman was injured when she tried to keep the suspect from leaving the scene. 

Registered sex offender arrested after Hardin County man shot at his own home

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Police say the victim called to say he had been shot.

LMPD officer arrested, charged with assault Video included

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The injuries she allegedly inflicted on her boyfriend during a fight on Sunday. 

Two accused of smoking meth in drive-thru lane of Indiana McDonald's Video included

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Both suspects deny the allegations.

JCPS opens satellite office in West Louisville Video included

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The school district opened its west Louisville satellite office on Monday at 16th Street and West Saint Catherine Street in the California neighborhood. 

Officials release name of woman killed in crash near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Video included

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Officials cannot confirm the victim's exact cause of death until an autopsy is completed.

VIDEO | Matthew McConaughey surprises Lawrenceburg residents with door-to-door turkey delivery

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McConaughey, along with a team of 250 Wild Turkey volunteers, delivered 4,500 turkeys in an effort to reach every household in Lawrenceburg. 

UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for missing Elwood, Indiana man

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Police canceled the alert on Monday afternoon.

LMPD arrest Florida man after counterfeit credit cards, false wall found in van

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Authorities say equipment to dispense and measure stolen fuel was also located.

UPDATE: Authorities identify man who died after he was found shot in Portland neighborhood Video included

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LMPD says the victim did not live at the location where he was found. 

Donated turkeys provide Thanksgiving for families in need Video included

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Sanctuary Church will help distribute more than 200 turkeys for Kentucky Harvest. 

Police arrest 2 after woman shot outside Breckenridge Lane Kroger

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Police say the gun has not been found.

Beshear: Too soon to say whether taxpayer-funded aluminum company is a 'public agency' Video included

Craig Bouchard, CEO of Braidy Industries Inc., speaks to the Louisville Rotary Club on Nov. 9, 2017. Craig Bouchard, CEO of Braidy Industries Inc., speaks to the Louisville Rotary Club on Nov. 9, 2017.
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It’s too soon to determine whether Braidy Industries, the aluminum manufacturing company in which Kentucky taxpayers are a big shareholder, is a “public agency” that must disclose its records like state and local government.

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal St. Matthews shooting Video included

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Police say the victim was found shot in the chest in the parking lot of the Mallgate Apartments. 

Meade County School District takes to Facebook to address 'weapon incident'

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According to a series of Facebook posts on the Kentucky district's official page, the incident has been "fully resolved."

Louisville Metro Police arrest second suspect in Newburg area block party shooting Video included

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Police say the shooting happened on September 17.

BOZICH | My AP College Basketball Top 25 ballot

Rick Bozich included Louisville and Kentucky in his weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot. Rick Bozich included Louisville and Kentucky in his weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot.
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Rick Bozich did some minor shuffling in his AP College Basketball Top 25 ballot but stuck with Arizona in the top spot.

Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta Video included

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One of the nation's largest domed stadiums has been destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta.

KSP looking for robbery suspect in Hardin County Video included

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Officers say it happened at 3:46 a.m. on Sunday, November 19 at the Five Star on East Western Avenue in Sonora.

Signs speculating about suspect in disappearance of Crystal Rogers appear on anniversary of her father's death Video included

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Sunday marks one year since Tommy Ballard was shot and killed in Bardstown. 

Louisville Community remembers 9-year-old boy who died of malnutrition 48-years ago Video included

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Millions of people are getting ready for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, yet millions of others will struggle to put food on the table. Sunday night dozens of Louisville residents remembered a 9-year-old boy who passed away because his family just didn’t have enough to ea

Helping children make friends at school Video included

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The 2017 Counselor of the Year offers advice to students struggling to make friends at school.

Cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

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A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections says Manson died of natural causes Sunday night.

Scott County volunteers receive training to interact with, help homeless population Video included

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More than 20 organizations in Scott County are learning how to better help the community's homeless. 

SUNDAY EDITION | New group seeks tax hike on Kentucky cigarettes amid pension woes Video included

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Formed last month, the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow is taking aim at the state’s high smoking rate, pressing for higher cigarette taxes and urging local officials to enact smoke-free ordinances.

CRAWFORD | Louisville locks down No. 10 Oregon to win WNIT championship

Senior Myisha Hines-Allen poses with the WNIT trophy after being named the event's MVP. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Senior Myisha Hines-Allen poses with the WNIT trophy after being named the event's MVP. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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It's still early, but Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz may have one of his best teams if last week's performance -- three wins over nationally ranked teams to win the Women's Preseason NIT -- is any indication.

Pie auction raises thousands for Kosair Charities Video included

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Kosair has been around for almost 100 years, and helps agencies that work with children in various areas from medical, to social or educational needs.

Lebanon Junction firefighters save pit bull from burning home Video included

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Firefighters responded to the scene on Bank Street around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police investigating after car crashes into Okolona home Video included

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MetroSafe told WDRB the crash happened just before 6 p.m. in the 9800 block of Blue Lick Road and caused "significant damage" to the home.

KSP asks for help identifying and locating suspected robber

(Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police) (Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police)
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It happened early Sunday morning at a food mart in Sonora, Kentucky. 

"Cosby Show" actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

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Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.

Meet the Louisville painter behind Twiggy Originals

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Meet the woman behind the femme fatales known as Twiggy Originals as she prepares for her busiest time of the year.

CRAWFORD | Lamar Jackson: An appreciation

Lamar Jackson after a touchdown against Virginia. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Lamar Jackson after a touchdown against Virginia. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Eric Crawford on Lamar Jackson's Louisville legacy.

Support Louisville attractions on first ever Museum Store Sunday

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You’ve heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now comes Museum Store Sunday, a chance to at shop at local attractions while giving back. 

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

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Pedestrians were briefly barred from walking in front of the White House during Sunday's incident.

UPDATE: Suspect charged after fatal crash near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Video included

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Officials say two vehicles were involved in the crash.

Hundreds of Rough River Lake residents will have to pay thousands in fees after survey Video included

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The survey determined an area called a flowage easement was not where everyone thought it was for decades on parts of Rough River Lake.

Volunteers plant trees at Victory Park to celebrate completion of phase one of revitalization project Video included

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Phase two will be completed in the spring, and will feature a new sprayground and splash park.

Dozens of students rally in downtown Louisville to raise awareness about climate change Video included

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More than a dozen students from duPont Manual High School's World Wildlife Club stood at the steps of Metro Hall Saturday afternoon in opposition to President Trump's exiting of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. 

'Girls on the Run' 5K brings girl power to Louisville's Waterfront Park Video included

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More than 300 middle and elementary school girls from across Kentuckiana participated.

Louisville church provides Thanksgiving meals to families in need Video included

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More than 400 local families will have Thanksgiving meals on the table thanks to volunteers from a local church community. 

Reward for information doubles one year after Tommy Ballard was shot and killed in Bardstown Video included

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Family put up a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

RAW VIDEO | Bobby Petrino talks about U of L's 56-10 win over Syracuse Video included

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The Cards won 56-10 over Syracuse in their last home game of the season on Saturday. 

CRAWFORD | Jackson's (likely) last Louisville home game a perfect storm for Syracuse Video included

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Lamar Jackson threw for a pair of touchdowns and passed for two more as Louisville dominated Syracuse in a rainy Saturday rout, 56-10.

BOZICH | Kentucky will be solid underdog against Louisville after blowout Georgia loss

After losing to Georgia, Kentucky must upset Louisville Saturday to climb to eight wins After losing to Georgia, Kentucky must upset Louisville Saturday to climb to eight wins
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After losing to Georgia, 42-13, Saturday in Athens, Kentucky must upset Louisville Saturday in Lexington to climb to the eight-win total this season.

Animal welfare group seeks to halt rifle rule in Indiana

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The ethics group argues that the ban is a "clear legislative mandate."

Indiana schools deciding if they'll stock drug antidote

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School districts across Indiana are considering stocking up on a drug antidote amid the state's opioid epidemic.

3-person Metro Council panel removes Dan Johnson from office Video included

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A 3-person Louisville Metro Council panel has determined that Dan Johnson violated an agreement that would have allowed him to keep his seat and has removed Johnson from office.

Louisville company offering pop-up classes to connect businesses with people wanting to learn new skills

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"Level Up" is a Louisville start up that offers 15 to 20 pop-up classes a month on subjects ranging from cooking to photography to mixology.

LMPD investigating after 1 person shot twice

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A MetroSafe supervisor says a call was received Saturday at 5:12 a.m.

UPDATE: LMPD: Officers investigating after victim assaulted near Iroquois High School Video included

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There's no word on if any arrests have been made.

$1 million grant helps Louisville program take education nationwide

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Changing the game in education. In four years, Global Game Changers has touched thousands of local, under privileged kids. Now, it's taking its mission nationwide. 

CRAWFORD | Louisville hangs on to beat Omaha despite 'embarrassing' second half Video included

Ray Spalding powers home two of his 19 points in Friday's win over Omaha. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Ray Spalding powers home two of his 19 points in Friday's win over Omaha. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Louisville opened a 20-point lead in the early minutes of the second half against Omaha, but couldn't finish off the Horizon League visitors, holding on for an 87-78 victory.

CRAWFORD | Refunds, write-offs and a possible basketball ticket lag in Louisville Video included

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The University of Louisville has refunded the donations and ticket costs for 315 season tickets (controlled by 126 individuals and businesses), but potentially lower ticket sales for college hoops around the city may be more complicated than that. 

Financial expert offers Black Friday Survival Guide

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Door busting deals this Black Friday can also lead to emotional and financial stress. A local financial expert has six ways to avoid overspending.

Best Plays of the Week -- Week 14 Video included

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Week 14 of First Down Friday is in the books, and now it's time to vote on your favorite play of the night.

First Down Friday Scores and Highlights -- Week 14

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It's Week 14 of the high school football season in Kentuckiana, and the WDRB Sports Team has you covered for all the action with more in-depth coverage than any other station. 

JCPS officials say they have not received applications for new superintendent Video included

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The application deadline is Dec. 1.

RAW VIDEO | David Padgett talks about U of L's 87-78 win over Omaha Video included

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The Cards are now 2-0 after a 87-78 win over Omaha at the KFC Yum! Center Friday night. 

Metro Police Foundation raising money for annual LMPD 'Shop with a Cop' program Video included

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It's still November, but Metro Police are already trying to give love on Christmas Day. That's why the Louisville Metro Police Foundation is reaching out to potential donors to ask for help with a special mission.

Plan for Dollar General to build on site of historic southern Indiana home faces opposition Video included

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Floyd County officials say the developer wants to build the store and donate about 8 acres for a park.

Fundraiser works to get AEDs in every Indiana State Police patrol car Video included

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This year's goal is to raise enough money for 250 AEDs. 

Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story

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A neighbor who became one of the first victims of a Northern California gunman told a judge earlier this year that she and her family lived in fear of him.

New Albany Floyd County Schools says new construction is on time and on budget Video included

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Construction is well underway for many of the New Albany Floyd County Schools projects. 

Thousands of seasonal jobs are available in the Louisville Area

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In just these places alone, that's nearly 9,000 empty positions waiting to be filled in just one week.

City's Christmas tree moved to Jefferson Square for Light Up Louisville Video included

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The plans being made for the 37th annual celebration downtown. 

Kentucky launching help line for opioid addiction Video included

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The hotline will open on December 1. 

Authorities identify 17-year-old Breckinridge County girl killed in stabbing; brother arrested

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Authorities have identified a 17-year-old girl after police say her 14-year-old brother stabbed her to death in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

Former WDRB reporter Courtney Godfrey shares inspirational story after tragic accident

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This story is very personal for a lot of us here at WDRB. It's about a member of our news family, a tragedy, and how positivity is leading her through it all.

LMPD delivers winter clothing to Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless Video included

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As part of Project Winter Wear, the LMPD Community Relations Unit collected hats, gloves, socks and thermals from the community and delivered the donated items were delivered to the Coalition for the Homeless Friday afternoon.

Danica Patrick to end full-time racing career next year

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Patrick told The Associated Press on Friday it took her months to come to the realization that her career is over.

Community leaders in Lexington live on the streets for 24 hours to experience homelessness

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The group hopes to raise $80,000 for families in need.

3 lanes of I-65S approaching Kennedy bridge to close overnight Saturday

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The lanes are being closed so workers can perform maintenance on the tolling equipment.

POLICE: Louisville woman caught walking around store in stolen boots claimed she was just trying them on

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The alleged incident occurred just after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Meijer on Dixie Highway, near Valley Station Road. 

Police say Kentucky man tried to run over pregnant girlfriend in front of child Video included

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Police have arrested a Kentucky man for allegedly trying to run over his pregnant girlfriend.

Parents notified of threat against staff and students at Waggener High School

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The warning the district has for students who even joke about harming others. 

Now making money on Obamacare, Humana still plans to quit exchanges

Louisville-based Humana is unexpectedly making money on Obamacare exchange plans this year, company reports show. Louisville-based Humana is unexpectedly making money on Obamacare exchange plans this year, company reports show.
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Louisville-based Humana isn’t budging from its promise to stop selling individual plans in the Obamacare health insurance exchanges -- once and for all – in 2018. There’s only one problem: Humana is finally making money on the plans.

Louisville Zoo welcomes 'NeeCee'

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The Louisville Zoo has a new resident...

Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

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The civil rights activist says he and his family first noticed the symptoms three years ago. 

Black lab to keep students company as Indiana high school's service dog Video included

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He can do about 50 different tasks around the classroom.

Feds indict 8 for credit card skimming operation in 3 states Video included

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Officials say gas stations in several Louisville-area locations were hit, including stations on Taylorsville Road, Bardstown Road, Shelbyville Road and more. 

2018 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks tickets now on sale

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Here's how you can reserve your seats.

Indiana town marshal 'Pop-Tart policing' initiative gets a major donation Video included

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The idea caught on, and now, more people and a corporation are stepping up to help. 

Lexington finalizes deal to move Confederate statues to permanent home Video included

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The statues were fixtures in downtown Lexington for more than 130 years. 

VIDEO | U.S. Senator Rand Paul posts Thanksgiving message, thanks Kentucky residents for well-wishes Video included

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Paul suffered six broken ribs after a fight.

Louisville man accused of trying to sodomize woman who had recently had brain surgery

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Police say an accomplice repeatedly hit the woman in the face when she would not take part in the sex act.

Three Louisville women facing numerous charges after alleged shooting, kidnapping Video included

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Three Louisville women are facing several serious charges after police say they shot a man in the groin Wednesday evening. 

CRAWFORD | Dominant defense leads Louisville women past Michigan into WNIT final

Asia Durr celebrates a defensive stop in the first half of Thursday's win over Michigan. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Asia Durr celebrates a defensive stop in the first half of Thursday's win over Michigan. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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After a sluggish first half, the No. 5-ranked Louisville women's basketball team put on a dominant performance in the second, outscoring No. 24-ranked Michigan 42-12 on its way to a 74-49 win in the Women's NIT semifinals.

UPDATE: Road worker identified after he was hit and killed by car on I-64 East Video included

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St. Matthews Police said the road worker was placing cones on the road when he was hit.

Party City robbed of $500 in merchandise, general manager says Video included

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The general manager at Party City on Dixie Highway said two women walked in the store last Wednesday and walked out with $500 worth of merchandise. 

Hardin County Schools throws out plan for a new preschool-through-eighth-grade building Video included

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Hardin County Schools is no longer considering a plan to build a new preschool-through-eighth-grade building, merging two schools in the process.

Kentucky State University students, researchers bring shrimp from the blue sea to the bluegrass Video included

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Local students are bringing what usually happens in the deep blue sea to the bluegrass.

Residents fighting back over planned demolition of New Albany public housing apartments Video included

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A plan to demolish public housing in New Albany got pushback Thursday night from residents.

DOJ warns Louisville its new immigration policy could violate federal law Video included

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Amid signs reading "sanctuary for all," Metro Council last month overwhelming passed what has been called a "separation ordinance."

14-year-old boy fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, Breckinridge County sheriff says Video included

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Officials said the 17-year-old was stabbed three to four times. 

West Buechel councilwoman under fire to resign as colleagues question whether she lives in the city Video included

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A West Buechel city councilwoman moved to a town 30 miles away and refuses to give up her seat, saying she still owns property and stays, on occasion, in the town she represents.

Indiana DNR officers say it's been a busy year of deer poaching Video included

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Conservation officers with Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources are on the hunt for poachers during deer season. 

duPont Manual student's mother apologizes, blames teachers for recording of principal Video included

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WDRB obtained letters from Tiffani Williams, in which she says two teachers encouraged her son to act in a way that was underhanded, sneaky, and untrustworthy.
 

Valhalla Golf Club to host 2024 PGA Championship Video included

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It will be the fourth time the golf club will host the event.

Louisville-based Almost Family to merge with bigger competitor Video included

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Louisville-based Almost Family Inc. plans to merge with its slightly bigger competitor LHC Group to create a national home-health care giant that will operate in 36 states and generate $1.8 billion in annual revenue.

Kentucky secretary of state pushing legalization of medical marijuana Video included

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Alison Lundergan Grimes has formed a task force to draft a marijuana bill, but critics are calling the move a political stunt

City impounds 15th vehicle this year for illegal dumping in Newburg

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The total cost in fines and fees that the violator will have to pay to get his truck back. 

Grand opening held for Aleris Corp. aluminum rolling mill in Hancock County, Ky.

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A Kentucky aluminum plant is open for business, with more space and more manufacturing capabilities.

City wants to prevent attorneys from asking LMPD Chief Steve Conrad about Explorer scandal

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Attorneys for Lt. Jimmy Harper, who claims he was demoted as retaliation for expressing concerns about the department’s management, have already taken the deposition of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and asked him about the Explorer investigation.

Woman who bought a homeless man lunch only to have her purse stolen said she hopes he gets help Video included

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Police said Shawn Mattingly admitted to taking the woman's purse and said he planned to sell her phone to get drug money.

Jeffersonville homeless ministry preparing for life without a home of its own

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A local organization that helps the homeless is about to become homeless itself. 

Car bursts into flames after crashing into deer in Columbus, Indiana Video included

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The driver of a car that burst into flames in Columbus, Indiana says the fire was caused by a collision with a deer

Amid overcrowding, Kentucky to reopen private prison

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The reopening of the Lee Adjustment Center will have a major impact on the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange. 

IMAGES: Firefighters from Okolona and Zoneton revive dog after housefire

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Initially the signs were not good: the dog wasn't burned, but it was limp and appeared to have stopped breathing.

No public money used to settle sexual harassment case for Kentucky lawmakers

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The head of the Ky. Legislative Research Commission says there are controls in place to make sure the public would be aware.

Quick-thinking school staff saved kids at California school

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Authorities credited the quick action of school personnel, who jumped into lockdown mode as soon as they heard gunshots Tuesday morning, for saving dozens of students at Rancho Tehama Elementary School.

RAW VIDEO | UofL's Padgett discusses upcoming game against Omaha Video included

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Friday's game starts at 7 p.m. 

UPDATE: LA radio anchor accepts apology from Sen. Al Franken for 2006 sexual misconduct allegation

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The response from the Minnesota Democrat to the claims and the photo posted of him on the USO tour.

Mayor Greg Fischer declares Metro Louisville 'battle ready' for snow Video included

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Armed with 33,500 tons of salt, Mayor Fischer says Louisville is ready for snow.

Authorities release name of man found shot in vehicle on Winkler Avenue Video included

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The coroner's office has released the identity of a man who was shot and killed on Winkler Avenue late Monday night. 

Mother of Louisville 7-year-old shot to death in home honors legacy by reading to children Video included

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This will be Micheshia Norment's first Christmas without her 7-year-old, Dequante Hobbs Jr., so she's spreading joy by doing what her son loved: reading.

Police locate missing woman, capture dangerous fugitive Video included

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Police have found a 41-year-old woman who was the subject of a nationwide alert Wednesday afternoon.

House Democrats including John Yarmuth introduce impeachment articles against Trump

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The articles accused President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice and other offenses. 

Man charged with kidnapping after carjacking Ky. teacher who stopped to help Video included

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The praise from police for the woman who helped lead them to the suspect. 

Two women accused of burglarizing several units at Louisville storage facility Video included

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Police say they've admitted to burglarizing at several locations -- and more charges are expected.

Suspect in shooting at Preston Hwy. Rally's released, ordered not to carry or buy guns Video included

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A man accused of shooting someone inside a Rally's on Preston Highway last month has been released from jail by a judge.

Louisville homeless man accused of stealing purse from woman who bought him lunch Video included

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Police say a woman was trying to do a kind deed for a homeless man -- but he repaid her by stealing her purse.

Fourth lawsuit filed in connection with LMPD Explorer case Video included

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The lawsuit, filed Thursday, accuses former LMPD Officer Kenneth Betts of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl.

Authorities release ID of man killed in I-64 head-on crash in Frankfort Video included

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The Franklin County Coroner's Office has released the identity of a man killed after authorities say a semi-truck and an SUV were involved in a head-on crash in Frankfort Wednesday afternoon.

CRAWFORD | Bellarmine edges IUS in showdown of nationally ranked local rivals Video included

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Bellarmine used a 9-0 run late in the first half to overcome a deficit and made its free throws late to hold of IU Southeast in Knights Hall Wednesday night.

Feds say rainbow crosswalks in Kentucky pose safety hazard

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A rainbow-colored crosswalk honoring the LGBT community in Lexington, Kentucky, is a distracting safety hazard and should be removed, a federal official says.

Wounded veteran given keys to a mortgage-free home in Louisville Video included

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Retired U.S. Marine Corp Corporal James Faddis was honored by the organization Build to Honor. 

Police knew 'madman' had guns before killing rampage

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The gunman behind a rampage that killed 4 and injured 10 in California was free on bail and had been the subject of a domestic violence call the day before.

Kentucky attorney general says 2016 federal law is helping drug dealers Video included

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Kentucky is also suing drug manufacturers, arguing the companies are falling short on fighting the drug crisis and providing treatment for addiction.

Advocates call for policy change after homeless camp bulldozed in Louisville Video included

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About 18 people were affected when the camp was cleared. Many were not there at the time and lost everything. 

Apartment complex planned on old farm land near Oxmoor mall Video included

A rendering of the proposed apartment complex at 202 Oxmoor Lane. A rendering of the proposed apartment complex at 202 Oxmoor Lane.
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A 301-unit apartment complex is proposed for a portion of the massive, undeveloped Oxmoor Farm behind Oxmoor Center. NTS Development Co. plans to build more than a dozen 3- and 4-story apartment buildings, as well as an outdoor pool, a clubhouse and a two-story parking deck.

Utility companies mark second annual 'Utility Scam' Awareness Day to help protect customers Video included

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If you've received this call recently, chances are it's a scam.

United States Postal Service releases new letter-tracking app Video included

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There's now a fast way to track your snail mail and to know immediately if your letters are lost or stolen.

Vandals spray at least 25 Harrison County road signs with offensive graffiti Video included

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Dozens of road signs in southwest Harrison County were damaged with spray painted swastikas, KKK symbols and other offensive and inappropriate graffiti. 

Judge rules Gov. Matt Bevin had power to overhaul state education boards

Attorney General Andy Beshear, left, and Gov. Matt Bevin Attorney General Andy Beshear, left, and Gov. Matt Bevin
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Gov. Matt Bevin’s move last summer to reorganize several state education boards, including the Kentucky Board of Education, was a proper use of his executive authority, a Frankfort judge ruled Wednesday.

Louisville priest James Schook released from prison on 'early medical parole' Video included

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The 69-year-old was sentenced to 15 years after being found guilty sexually abusing teen boys.

Indiana State Police warns of crime lab backlog after drug spike

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Indiana State Police say they're seeing some of the highest numbers of drug cases they've ever seen -- and it's creating a backlog.

California gunman's mom says he told her "it's all over now"

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The family of a gunman who shot 14 people and killed four in Northern California said he had declared he was "on a cliff" with "nowhere to go.".

Attorney claims Dan Johnson was victim of 'ambush journalism' during WDRB interview Video included

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In a response to Metro Council members, attorney Thomas McAdam claims Dan Johnson did not violate an agreement that allows him to keep his job.

Kentucky Democrats hope founder of brewing company has right recipe for political success Video included

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Ben Self of Lexington's West Sixth Brewing Company has been elected new Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman.

Breeders’ Cup planning events leading up to Churchill Downs 2018 races Video included

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Louisville is preparing to roll out the red carpet for a horse racing event that attracts guests from around the world. 

Second suspect pleads not guilty to killing Louisville man outside New Albany gas station Video included

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One of two suspects accused of killing a Louisville man outside an Indiana gas station in early November was in court Wednesday.

Kentucky sheriff's deputy resigns after posting selfie with unconscious woman

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The picture shows him in uniform with the woman passed out in a car. 

Officials issue boil water advisory in Sellersburg, Ind.

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Authorities say the advisory will remain in place for about 48 hours.

GRIMES: 2018 'must be the year' when Kentucky legalizes medical marijuana

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Kentucky's secretary of state says she wants to legalize medical marijuana and has decided to convene a task force to examine how it can be done.

Boil water advisory issued in Carrollton, Ky.

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According to authorities, brown water is likely to occur because of the water line break.

2 hospitalized after head-on crash on SR 111 near Horseshoe Casino

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Two people were hospitalized early Wednesday after a head-on crash on SR 111 near Horseshoe Casino in Floyd County, Indiana.

Crossover crash on I-64 EB involving a semi kills 1 near Frankfort, Kentucky Video included

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The details being released by the Franklin County Sheriff about what caused the semi to cross the median. 

Police identify woman killed in crash in Clark County

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Officials say she was the only person inside the car.

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate's vein

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Ohio called off the execution of a condemned killer with multiple health problems on Wednesday, because members of the state's execution team were unable to find a vein to insert an IV that would administer the lethal drugs.

Vine Grove man sentenced to 12 years on child porn charges

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Upon release, he will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender.

Scholarship fund created to send under-privileged kids to Camp Hi-Ho

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A newly created scholarship fund will help send children from three Louisville non-profit organizations to an area summer camp.

Centerstone and Uspiritus announce planned merger Video included

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The two companies treat and care for foster children and at-risk youth in Kentucky.

Louisville woman accused of faking heart attack in attempt to avoid jail Video included

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Police say she tied up the hospital and first responders on a night when six people were shot in Louisville.

Police say Louisville woman fired gun toward ex-boyfriend's mother's house Video included

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The suspect is charged with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.

Digital coupon glitch forces some area Kroger stores to temporarily close Video included

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The problem was only reported in the Louisville division.

Harvey Weinstein sued for sexual battery by actress

Harvey Weinstein (Image Courtesy: CNN) Harvey Weinstein (Image Courtesy: CNN)
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An unnamed actress has sued Harvey Weinstein alleging he committed sexual battery against her in Beverly Hills hotel rooms in 2015 and 2016 after she agreed to meet the producer to discuss a television role.

Experts: Bush groping allegations would be hard to prosecute

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Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched six women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.

BOZICH | For Padgetts, Louisville basketball a family affair this season Video included

Pete and Debbie Padgett will be in Louisville to support their son, David, as the Cardinals' basketball coach. (John Lewis photo) Pete and Debbie Padgett will be in Louisville to support their son, David, as the Cardinals' basketball coach. (John Lewis photo)
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Pete and Debbie Padgett plan to give up a winter in San Diego to support their son, David, and his family as the Louisville basketball coach this season. 

Microphones catch trash talk from ESPN announcers following Louisville City FC win Video included

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The negative comments that showed what they really thought about the teams and the championship game. 

Non-profit organization releases list of nominees for Top 10 Worst Toys for the 2017 Holiday Season

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The list comes from World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), a Boston-based non-profit.

Youth programs in west Louisville aimed at stopping teenage violence before it starts Video included

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Some of those kids aren't even old enough to drive, yet teenagers are at the center of some violent crime in Louisville in recent days.

CRAWFORD | Kentucky grows up a little, still comes up just short against Kansas Video included

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Kentucky grew up some, but couldn't overcome its own mistakes in a four-point loss to No. 4 Kansas in Chicago Tuesday night.

Elizabethtown teenager fighting to walk again after fracturing her spine, back and hips in DUI crash Video included

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The 16-year-old now sits confined in a wheelchair at Frazier Rehab Center, her mind fuzzy from the day she'll never forget.

Papa John's apologizes for Schnatter's comments blaming NFL protests for declining pizza sales

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Papa John's apologized for statements made earlier this month by CEO John Schnatter in regards to the NFL protests. 

Deputies looking for stolen guns after car break-ins in Nelson County Video included

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The Nelson County Sheriff's Department says guns could now be in the wrong hands after a series of car break-ins.

Louisville City FC players and coaches celebrate with fans after first USL Cup Video included

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Louisville City FC players, coaches and fans all packed Fourth Street Live! on Tuesday night to celebrate the team's United Soccer League Cup win.  

1 person dies in crash on Watterson Expressway Video included

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One person died in a crash Tuesday night on the Watterson Expressway.

Volunteers left with nothing after $20,000 in lawn care equipment stolen from cemetery shed Video included

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Thousands of dollars of equipment used to take care of an abandoned cemetery has been stolen, leaving volunteers with nothing. 

Southern Indiana man convicted of killing 2 people in August 2016

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A man was found guilty of double murder Tuesday in Salem, Indiana.

New program could help fight drug addiction inside Indiana jails Video included

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As drug addiction sweeps across southern Indiana, a new program aims to stop the epidemic from inside local jails.

KFC Yum! Center debt plan lands coveted bond rating

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The stronger rating is key to reaping possible savings of tens of millions of dollars in the decades ahead, arena officials have said.

Muhammad Ali Center set to begin first major upgrade since opening 12 years ago Video included

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The Muhammad Ali Center is celebrating its twelfth year with some major upgrades.

LMPD chief calls for community's help after 5 people were shot Monday Video included

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World Kindness Day turned into a night of violence and grief in Louisville.

Assumption High School builds sculptures from cans for Dare to Care Video included

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It's a way to share art and inspiration, along with food for those in need at a critical time of year.

Surveillance video shows suspect stealing license plate in New Albany Video included

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Surveillance video shows thieves committing the crime in downtown New Albany last week. 

Louisville lawmaker wants to impose penalties on adults who leave loaded guns near children Video included

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A lawmaker from Louisville is pushing for legislation that would charge people who leave a loaded gun near a child.

LMPD asking for public's help to name newest K-9 Video included

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Voting starts Thursday on LMPD's website and runs through Dec. 1.

JCPS names acting principal for Jeffersontown High School

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Matt Anderson takes over immediately, after an incident at the school that led to a police officer tasing a student. 

Hotel workers in Kentucky recruited, trained to join fight against human trafficking Video included

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The initiative from the Ky. Attorney General's office to have front desk and housekeeping employees watch for possible human trafficking. 

Judge rejects self-filed appeal from ex-Subway pitchman

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A federal judge in Indianapolis has rejected an appeal that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed himself in an attempt to overturn his child pornography and sex abuse convictions.

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