Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:16:39 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men for climbing on top of a billboard. According to an arrest report, it happened just after 1 a.m. Monday at Bearno's PizzaMore >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:38:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Teddy Bridgewater doesn't ask for much. So when he told University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson that he wanted to ask somethingMore >>
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is certainly going to be a Heisman Trophy candidate to start next season, but he has told coaches he doesn't want a Heisman publicity campaign.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:03:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- This has a familiar sound. Bobby Petrino takes over a program making a conference change and looks to lift it in stature.The new Western Kentucky University coach was at the ConferenceMore >>
In Eric Crawford's "Morning Line," Bobby Petrino says he's not patient and wants to get WKU "cranked up pretty good" in a hurry, plus John Calipari's storm donation and more.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:06:40 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a juvenile girl and threw her in the trunk. According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Thursday,More >>
Police say he threw the girl in his trunk, then called her family, demanding a ransom for her safe return.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:41 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:41:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The scene is always the same. After every University of Kentucky basketball home game, the coach walks across the Rupp Arena court, puts on his headset and starts talking withMore >>
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will do things a bit differently with his young but talented Wildcats team this season.More >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Shot in the chest and left to die -- it's just one in a series of shameless robberies to happen in and around Louisville this week.
While it's unknown whether any of the cases are connected, police want you to know why robberies are on the rise and how to keep your family safe.
Ashley Tuggle remembers the joy in her mother's face: "That smile, that smile is just magical, I think...I know she's looking down and she's smiling right now...yeah."
It's in stark contrast to the agonizing way she died. 44-year-old Cynthia Johnson was shot in the chest around seven Monday night near the corner of 39th and Broadway.
Her family says Johnson, a recovering drug addict, was leading a group of four women to a church for a meeting when two men followed and assaulted and robbed one of the women after they left a convenience store.
Ashley Tuggle says, "She said you don't have to hit her, why, and they shot my mother and ran."
It's not the only brazen robbery in the area this week. Early Wednesday morning a customer was shot during a robbery at a Speedway off Taylor Boulevard and Central Avenue. Also, detectives say they're investigating whether a robbery led to the shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Shively on Sunday.
LMPD spokeswoman Carey Klain advises, "Whatever they're asking for, go on and give it up." LMPD expects robberies to rise as nightfall comes earlier and the holidays approach. Klain says, "You just can't even guess what the mindset of someone robbing a store might have been....Be observant of your surroundings especially if you're out at night alone."
Ashley Tuggle says, "She tried to protect this girl because she wasn't here long neither, she was like a mother figure." Tuggle says her mother moved to Louisville from Virginia to get clean and succeeded. She didn't want drugs to be her legacy.
Tuggle hopes the tragic end of her life won't be, either: "Please bring my mother's death to justice. I'm left alone out here. Only thing I lived for was for my mother."
Tuggle has set up a memorial at Republic Bank to help with her mother's funeral expenses.
There have been no arrests for that murder. If you have any information, call the tipline 574-LMPD.