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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.

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

West Buechel Councilwoman Ruth Janie Mosely West Buechel Councilwoman Ruth Janie Mosely
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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.

WDRB investigation finds JCPS bus drivers speeding on interstates and side roads across Louisville Video included

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WDRB used a laser speed detector to clock buses on main roads, side roads and interstates. 

TRANSCRIPT | Tom Jurich interview with Katie George and Eric Crawford Video included

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A transcript of former Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich's interview with Katie George and Eric Crawford of WDRB News.

Rescue dogs trained as service dogs become lifeline for wounded heroes Video included

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Dogs Helping Heroes hopes to train 20 more dogs in 2018. 

Overdose calls soar at Louisville firehouses Video included

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Louisville and suburban Jefferson County fire departments already have made more overdose runs so far this year  –- 2,018 -- than the 1,500 from all of 2016 data shows. As a result, there will be at least a 35 percent increase in those types of calls this year.

As experts debate, a JCPS elementary school adopts a new approach: no nightly homework Video included

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Duke University researcher Dr. Harris Cooper suggests teachers abide by the ten-minute rule, assigning homework of ten minutes per grade level.

Southern Indiana girl getting treatment in Louisville after 'medical kidnapping' by Indianapolis hospital Video included

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The 21-month-old girl now uses hemp extract oil under a U of L physician's care to treat her seizures. 

'God's Littlest Angels' turns old wedding dresses into gowns for stillborn babies Video included

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Christina Parsley was 19 weeks pregnant when she went in for an ultrasound. As she waited to hear the joyous sounds of her baby's heartbeat, there was only silence.

Doctors at Brown Cancer Center say the 'sky is the limit' for new t-cell therapy Video included

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The Brown Cancer Center in Louisville is about to launch a trial of a therapy never tried before.

76 years after his death, US sailor's remains to return home to Louisville Video included

Updated: Oct 15, 2017 10:22 PM

A Western Union telegram sent to Samuel Crowder's mother in 1941 is just one of the keepsakes that's been passed down in a book of memories to his nieces.

SUNDAY EDITION | Kentucky jail officials allegedly ordered and covered up attack on inmate Video included

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Investigation suggests elected jailer of LaRue County told inmates to lie, say man who was beaten used racial slur

Medical mystery sends 7-year-old Elizabethtown boy into deep, 11-day sleep Video included

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Wyatt Shaw's condition has doctors baffled.

RAW VIDEO | University of Louisville fires Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino Video included

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The move comes less than three weeks after federal investigators tied Pitino’s program to a scheme to pay recruits.

Braidy Industries CEO says media focused on 'irrelevant' questions about names of shareholders

Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard Braidy Industries CEO Craig Bouchard
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The company planning to build a state-of-the-art aluminum plant in eastern Kentucky, with the help of a $15 million investment by state taxpayers, has only one other shareholder besides state government who is “domiciled” in the Commonwealth, according to its chairman and CEO.

SUNDAY EDITION | Why firing Tom Jurich could be ‘complicated or very expensive’ for University of Louisville Video included

U of L athletics director Tom Jurich on his way to a meeting in which he was placed on leave, Sept. 27, 2017. U of L athletics director Tom Jurich on his way to a meeting in which he was placed on leave, Sept. 27, 2017.
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A look at how Tom Jurich's employment contract is structured in his favor. 

Drumanard estate brings $1.6 million bid at bridges property auction

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If the offers are formally approved for three properties Kentucky bought for the Ohio River Bridges Project, the state stands to recoup just $2.425 million of its original $13.5 million investment.

Kentucky accepts lone bid for Rosewell property bought for bridges project Video included

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Acquired for $1.6 million in 2005, Rosewell is among three properties the state bought under historic preservation deals agreed to by Kentucky, Indiana and the U.S government as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Judge dismisses lawsuit by man who spent 7 years in jail awaiting murder trial

Percy Brown Percy Brown
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“(Percy) Brown’s allegations, if true, are deeply disturbing,” Judge David Hale said in his order. “As pleaded here, however, they fail to state a plausible claim for relief.”

CRAWFORD | It's complicated: Tom Jurich's Louisville legacy, and future Video included

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Eric Crawford examines Tom Jurich's time at Louisville, both financially and otherwise, and considers his future after interim university president Greg Postel placed him on paid administrative leave.

Basketball scandals "a pattern" of bad behavior by Pitino, U of L charges in letter Video included

Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall on Wednesday following a meeting with U of L interim President Greg Postel and board of trustees chairman David Grissom
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Two recent scandals in the University of Louisville men’s basketball program show “a pattern” of “inappropriate behavior” that justifies firing head coach Rick Pitino, the university’s interim president wrote in a letter to Pitino dated Tuesday.

Mother of girl in LMPD youth program says she was 'encouraged' to keep quiet about sexual harassment allegations Video included

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The mother was “encouraged” by the “head of the Explorer program not to tell anyone about the situation.

“He wanted to keep it under the radar,” according to the records released in the criminal investigation of former officers Kenneth Betts and Brandon Wood.

University of Louisville Foundation 'unrecognizable' from year ago, director says

Keith Sherman, interim executive director of the U of L Foundation Keith Sherman, interim executive director of the U of L Foundation
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Today’s University of Louisville Foundation is “unrecognizable” from the free-spending, opaque organization that existed under former U of L President James Ramsey. That was the message the foundation’s interim executive director, Keith Sherman, had.

Who owns Louisville City FC soccer club? Here's the list

Mike Mountjoy, an investor in Louisville City FC, at a press conference on Sept. 22, 2017 Mike Mountjoy, an investor in Louisville City FC, at a press conference on Sept. 22, 2017
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The privately held Louisville City FC soccer team released a complete list of its owners Thursday as the Metro Council continues to consider borrowing $30 million to put toward a stadium for the team in Butchertown.

Attorney unsure who U of L coaches are in complaints, but says 'Rick Pitino has done nothing wrong'

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“We don’t know who they are talking about on there but aim to find out,” attorney Steve Pence said, but he added that he has not been told Pitino is under investigation.

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