SUNDAY EDITION | Ditch the 'snitch'? Louisville murder case renews informant debate
SUNDAY EDITION | Ditch the 'snitch'? Louisville murder case renews informant debate

“It’s a culture in our prosecutor’s office here to do this,” said Louisville defense attorney Ted Shouse. “It’s an old-fashioned way of doing things. I can’t believe we’re still doing it.”

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UK student 'suddenly swerved' into 4-year-old boy, witness says
UK student 'suddenly swerved' into 4-year-old boy, witness says

In addition, Jacob Heil told police he had used cocaine in previous weeks, according to the search warrant affidavit.

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Kentucky Supreme Court throws out Louisville double murder conviction
Kentucky Supreme Court throws out Louisville double murder conviction

The high court unanimously ruled that Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman erred when not allowing defendant William Truss to be present when jurors were chosen for his death penalty trial.

Jason Riley
LMPD investigating Katina Powell for alleged robbery
LMPD investigating Katina Powell for alleged robbery

Thomas Tyre claims in a Louisville Metro Police investigative report that Powell and a man named Ernest Powell came into his home Saturday night and Katina demanded money.

Jason Riley
Attorneys for Jimmy Harper say city owes them $240,000 in fees
Attorneys for Jimmy Harper say city owes them $240,000 in fees

A jury trial earlier this month ended with Harper winning a $300,000 verdict, but his lawyers say they worked on the case since June 2017.

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UK student says he drank two beers at tailgate party before hitting 4-year-old
UK student says he drank two beers at tailgate party before hitting 4-year-old

A portable Breathalyzer found Jacob Heil's blood alcohol was .051.

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Concealment of evidence in 2012 capital murder case leads to 7th delay
Concealment of evidence in 2012 capital murder case leads to 7th delay

Judge Susan Schultz Gibson ruled Tuesday that James Mallory’s attorneys for the last three years have a conflict of interest and she must find him new representation.

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Louisville man dies one day after Ky. court overturns conviction
Louisville man dies one day after Ky. court overturns conviction

“We were really eager to see what U.B. would do with another chance at life,” his son said in an interview on Monday. “We just got him back so we haven’t been able to really grasp it yet.”

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Judge denies request to reinstate rank of LMPD lieutenant who sued city
Judge denies request to reinstate rank of LMPD lieutenant who sued city

"It is evident from the proof presented at trial that the working relationship between Harper and Chief Conrad is at best tense, and likely irretrievably broken," Bisig wrote. 

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Lawyers want judge to keep Andre McGee talks with investigator private
Lawyers want judge to keep Andre McGee talks with investigator private

U of L has requested documents and testimony from former FBI agent Carl Christiansen and his firm, Advanced Investigative Solutions, as part of a federal lawsuit involving ex-Louisville Coach Rick Pitino. 

Jason Riley
SUNDAY EDITION | DUI arrests cut in half since ride-sharing began in Louisville
SUNDAY EDITION | DUI arrests cut in half since ride-sharing began in Louisville

Louisville police made nearly 2,700 DUI arrests in 2013, the last full year before Uber and Lyft began operating here. But those citations began to fall the next year and have been below 1,400 each of the last two years.

Jason Riley
LMPD officers 'interrogated' teen victim of sex abuse, seized her phone, lawsuit claims
LMPD officers 'interrogated' teen victim of sex abuse, seized her phone, lawsuit claims

LMPD Officer Brad Schuhmann is accused of sexually abusing a teen from 2008 to 2009, and several former officers are accused of improperly seizing evidence and covering it up

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Louisville altered recruiting document before and after Bowen's campus visit
Louisville altered recruiting document before and after Bowen's campus visit

Court documents show that official paperwork was changed to keep Christian Dawkins' presence on a visit with prized high school recruit Brian Bowen unknown. 

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Attorney for accused Kentucky school shooter says witnesses fear helping defense
Attorney for accused Kentucky school shooter says witnesses fear helping defense

Gabe Parker's attorney wants to seal certain evidence, including the names of any expert witnesses who work with the defense

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Metro Council president calls for audit of LMPD use of overtime funds
Metro Council president calls for audit of LMPD use of overtime funds

The proposed resolution follows testimony earlier this month from Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad acknowledging there were “some abuses” by officers of $1.2 million in overtime funds.

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