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ICYMI: Shepherdsville mayor facing sex scandal allegations, WKU suspends swim/dive team

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The team of more than 50 members and coaches was informed of the decision Tuesday morning by WKU President Gary Ransdell and Director of Athletics Todd Stewart. The team of more than 50 members and coaches was informed of the decision Tuesday morning by WKU President Gary Ransdell and Director of Athletics Todd Stewart.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A lot has happened this week and it's only Wednesday. Plus, Thunder Over Louisville is this weekend and the Ohio River is expected to crest just above flood stage Saturday morning.

According to WDRB's Rick DeLuca, more rain is expected Thursday and we could see some showers on Saturday. Check in with WDRB weather before heading out to the waterfront Saturday.

In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest stories this week in a convenient list:

Shepherdsville Mayor facing sex scandal allegations  

The Shepherdsville mayor is facing allegations of official misconduct and receiving sexual favors -- and now the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department is investigating. A five month investigation reveals three women claim he made promises to them in exchange for sexual favors.

WKU suspends swim team for five years, effective immediately, after police investigation 

The decision comes after a police investigation and claims from a former team member that he was forced to drink alcohol on several occasions and reported multiple assaults and hazing incidents. A police investigation and a search of a house some team members lived in turned up evidence of what the university's president called a "pervasive culture of misconduct."

Metro Corrections officer suspended, moved out of Breathalyzer lab for giving police officer special treatment 

A Metro Corrections Breathalyzer technician has been suspended for two days and moved out of the jail's BA lab for giving preferential treatment to a law enforcement officer charged with a DUI.

Jude Schimmel writes the book on catching your dreams 

Some players rewrite the record book. Former University of Louisville star Jude Schimmel simply wrote a book, "Dreamcatcher," which was published today. Rick Bozich spoke with Jude earlier this week ahead of the book's release.

Simmons College of Kentucky officially receives HBCU status 

Just in March of last year, Simmons received its accreditation -- before receiving its historically black college recognition from the U.S. Department of Education this week. The school is now the 107th HBCU in the nation and the second in Kentucky.

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