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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a former Highlands Middle School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at the school is now facing brand new charges stemming from newly uncovered illegal relationshipMore >>
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.The Jennings County Sheriff's Department says the 12-year-old was not responsiveMore >>
Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:14:13 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.Hunter Browning and Cordella Turrell were arrested yesterday.NeighborsMore >>
Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.More >>
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
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Last week, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad instituted a new policy requiring new officers to wait three years instead of only one before being allowed to have a take-home patrol car. This was in response to budget cuts that have forced the department to cut expenditures for new cars.
Metro Council member Tina Ward-Pugh supported the decision, saying "we just don't have the money," and as far as that statement goes, I agree with her.
However, in a follow-up comment she said she doesn't believe take-home cars serve any purpose in deterring neighborhood crime. And that's where I disagree.
Who doesn't feel at least a bit more secure when a police cruiser is parked in the driveway of a home down the block? And who thinks the presence of a police car on the road – even if it's being driven to Wal-Mart on an officer's off-hours – doesn't cause surrounding drivers to be more attentive?
Having said that, you can't spend money you don't have, and that's why I think Chief Conrad is right in his decision. For now. But unlike Ms. Ward-Pugh, I think that when times get better – and they will – the general public will benefit from providing even more take-home cars for our officers.
Financial realities make it necessary to delay even good ideas from time to time. But let's make sure this one isn't completely abandoned.