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Local news from all of the communities in the Louisville Metro including Jeffersontown, Newburg, Okolona, Pleasure Ridge Park, Prospect, Shively, St. Matthews and Valley Station.



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Suspects arrested after police chase identified

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:39:00 EST

A Louisville Metro police officer was injured as the chase started when the driver of the stolen car sped off.


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UPS employees work diligently to deliver holiday cheer

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:16:00 EST

As the countdown to Christmas continues, just days remain before you have to complete your tree and put presents under it. This puts a lot of pressure on carriers like UPS to deliver your orders on time. They call it UPS time, which means delivery on time, every time.


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UPDATE: LMPD officer hit, slightly injured by stolen car, leading to pursuit

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:45:00 EST

A MetroSafe dispatcher said the pursuit began on Interstate 264 near Cane Run Road.  


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3 separate crashes injure 6 on Preston Highway

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 06:00:00 EST

A total of five vehicles were involved in the crashes.


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Respect Project aims to bridge gap between police, community

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 23:36:00 EST

A new project is using basketball to build bonds between police and young people. It's called The Respect Project.


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Kentucky's film industry continues to explode

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 22:23:00 EST

In the past year, the number of films being made in Kentucky has skyrocketed.


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Last Supper: Butchertown Hall(mark) Cafeteria to close before Christmas

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:28:00 EST

After three generations, in three locations, Hall's Cafeteria still draws a loyal crowd, be they blue-collar or blueblood.


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Citizens Academy helps public learn more about police work

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:18:00 EST

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - With record-breaking homicide rates this year, Louisville is constantly struggling with violence and finding the people responsible. Louisville Metro police say the biggest challenge is getting people in the neighborhood to help them. However, there may be a way to find common ground and Take Back Your Streets.


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Ohio River Bridges: How to correctly install your RiverLink transponder

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:33:00 EST

Tolls and transponders must go hand in hand - if you want to get the best rate possible when crossing the new Ohio River bridges. In order for your transponder to be read properly, there is a certain way it should be installed. WAVE 3 News is aiming to get rid of any confusion and help drivers.


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Shively Police work to start communication early

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:44:00 EST

At a time when tensions are high in many cities between police and their communities, here at home there's an effort underway to start communication early.


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Electronics stolen in Indiana smash-and-grab

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:51:00 EST

According to the Columbus Police Department, two people wearing dark-colored jackets and masks entered Disc Replay at 3009 North National Road about 9 p.m. Tuesday. They broke a glass display case and stole items inside it.


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New Air Jordans targeted in smash-and-grab at City Gear store

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 08:36:00 EST

The building located in the 4400 block of Cane Run Road.


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Louisville man facing child porn distribution charges

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 13:17:00 EST

Samuel Daughtery, 59, of Louisville, is charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor. 


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1 killed in crash between dump truck, pickup truck

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:09:00 EST

The accident was reported at 9:48 a.m. at Taylorsville Road and South Pope Lick Road.  


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Suspect in drive-by shooting surrenders

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:07:00 EST

Courtney Leo Pierce, 27, was arrested December 6 after he surrendered himself to Louisville Metro Corrections officers.


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Louisville mayor proposes spending millions to combat violence

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:58:00 EST

Louisville plans to spend a big chunk of its $6.2 million dollar city budget surplus on battling gun violence.  


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Victim of deadly shooting on South Shelby Street identified

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:33:00 EST

Louisville Metro police said Wolfe was found dead in the front yard of a home in the 700 block of South Shelby Street.  


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Man charged with chasing, assaulting women after accident

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:57:00 EST

A Louisville Metro police arrest report says the accident, which was minor, happened in the parking lot of the Kroger at 28th Street and W. Broadway. When the other car involved left the scene, the driver of the second car, Benny L. McLaurin, 66, of Louisville decided to chase after it.


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Suspect in armed street robbery arrested

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:22:00 EST

Louisville Metro police had originally been called to the 4000 block of Sunset Ave. on a report of shots fired.


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Police: Man used dirty needle as weapon during robbery

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:59:00 EST

The theft of a plumbing fixture from a hardware store resulted in a more serious charge after the man involved pulled out a dirty needle to use a weapon. 


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Forecastle Festival announces initial 2017 lineup

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:02:00 EST

Embarking on its 15th year, the Forecastle Festival will return in 2017 led by celebrated dance rock legends LCD Soundsystem, alt-rock royalty Weezer, and the infectious grooves of electro-pop duo Odesza.  


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New East End bridge to open Sunday, Dec. 18

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:04:00 EST

The bridge opening will take place following an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring project officials and a public caravan across the new bridge.


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Girl, 14, admits she and friend shot, killed man who offered them a ride

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 22:48:00 EST

Hayden claimed she and Simpson didn't know Pope. She said they met outside a store on the corner of 26th and Broadway the night Pope was killed. Hayden said he offered the teens a ride home. 


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Dawne Gee: 'Life can change in the blink of an eye'

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:45:00 EST

The way we normally see Dawne Gee is passing the cash to families in need, raising money for local charities or anchoring and reporting for WAVE 3 News. What happened on November 25 was a scary moment for all her co-workers and for the WAVE 3 viewers who love her.


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Teen indicted in August murder of man

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 18:52:00 EST

A Jefferson County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a teenage girl for murder for a shooting that happened during a drug deal.


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Police seek help in recent homicide cases

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:53:00 EST

Six people have been killed since Thursday in Louisville. On Monday morning, Louisville Metro Police addressed the city's latest cases. 


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Man accused of stealing money from 2 Kroger stores

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:27:00 EST

A Louisville man was arrested after stealing money from more than one Kroger store in WAVE Country


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LMPD: Gun stolen from TN police fired at victim during dispute

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:49:00 EST

Diamond Bishop allegedly shot the victim's car, causing more than $1,000 worth of damage, and shot at the victim, firing at least one more time as the victim fled eastbound on Hikes Lane. 


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112: Shooting victim shows up at Jewish hospital, dies

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 06:11:00 EST

Louisville police are investigating the city's 112th homicide after a man who had been shot showed up at Jewish hospital and later died.


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Juice Bowl Two exudes positivity after Thanksgiving tragedy

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:37:00 EST

The final game of the Juice Bowl was made up on Saturday after being canceled on Thanksgiving day because of a deadly shooting at Shawnee Park.


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Beecher Terrace victim, Louisville's 110th homicide victim identified

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:05:00 EST

The man killed in Beecher Terrace on Friday has been identified. 


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Suspect charged with stealing from dead man's home

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:02:00 EST

 Louisville Metro Police arrested Terry Patterson, 33, Thursday and charged him with first-degree burglary. 


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Can you help a WAVE Country couple get their Christmas miracle?

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:11:00 EST

Sam Virga and his long-time girlfriend Betty White are living in a shed on their property after they say a contractor failed to finish flood restoration on their home, which is now uninhabitable.


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Family, neighbors feel regret after Fern Creek fatal fire

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 21:45:00 EST

Crime scene tape and piles of debris are all that's left after a fire took over a home on Mary Dell Lane in Fern Creek Saturday morning killing a 40-year-old man.


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Special election to decide on alcohol sales in Old Louisville district

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:34:00 EST

The taps are open and the beer flows at a number of restaurants in Old Louisville. But you can't get a beer with your bagel at Toonerville Deli. Yet.


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Double hand transplant patient leaves hospital in time for Thanksgiving

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:02:00 EST

Louella Aker, 68, of Jeffersonville, IN, was discharged from  Frazier Rehabilitation Center around Noon. Nine weeks earlier, Aker received a double hand transplant at Jewish Hospital next door during a 17 hour procedure.


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Modern technology aids in repair of century-old deteriorating water main

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:29:00 EST

Construction along Eastern Parkway is in full swing as Louisville Water Company repairs one of the city's oldest and largest water lines.


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Building our Blocks campaign goes to work in Parkland neighborhood

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:45:00 EST

Many city officials spend their time in offices doing important work but not necessarily getting the chance to get out much. On this day, people from different departments took their work from behind the desk out to the Parkland neighborhood for their Building our Blocks event.


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Police interviews detail gruesome double murder of brothers

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:00:00 EST

Three people are charged with the murders of Larry Ordway, 14, and Maurice Gordon, 16.


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Just in time for bridge tolling, Angel's Envy gets its wings

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:30:00 EST

Shortly after Noon Wednesday, Henderson directed the curtain drop inside what once were homes to Baer Fabrics and Vermont American a century ago. Louisville Distilling Co., Angel's Envy, had found its wings.


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Stalled train causes traffic issue in Lyndon

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:57:00 EST

A MetroSafe supervisor said the incident was reported about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.  


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Crash closes U.S. 42 near Rose Island Road

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:31:00 EST

A vehicle hit a pole, causing downed wires and damage to the pole.   


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Neighbors: VA study 'off' on traffic new hospital would bring

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:30:00 EST

The renderings are far from final. But they are the closest that the Department of Veterans Affairs has gotten to growing a 10 years old seed yielded from a 20-year-old need.


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Final ramp closed during Ohio Bridges Project set to reopen Monday

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:45:00 EST

After a decade of discussions and three years in the making, the Ohio Bridges Project is jumping its last big hurdle.


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Bicyclist left for dead after a crash on Dixie Highway

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:45:00 EST

The initial 911 call to police reported an unknown male on a bicycle, lying on the road. Family members were called by the hospital approximately six hours later.


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Decision 2016: Flipping KY House could hinge on whether South Louisville district back-flips

Thu, 3 Nov 2016 18:00:00 EDT

Republicans are four seats shy of turning the only legislative chamber in a southern state still under Democratic control. Republicans would hold their first majority since 1921.


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Area's largest food bank could lose 1 million meals

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 23:45:00 EDT

Yum! Brands, one the area’s largest employers, has informed the food bank that it’s cutting its annual donation of $1 million in half in 2017.?


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Decision 2016: Heroin fight, redevelopment, possible supermajority stakes in Metro Council races

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:05:00 EDT

A Republican hasn't been elected Louisville mayor in more than half a century. The imminent departure of one who made a close run for it could give the Democrats a super-majority - 18 of the 26 seats - in the body they've held comfortably since the merger of Louisville and Jefferson County governments.


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Student injured in bus stop accident returns to school

Tue, 1 Nov 2016 14:54:00 EDT

This was a day that one Jefferson County Public Schools student has been looking forward to 12 days. After being run over in a traumatic accident, one of the three victims was welcomed back to school.


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Forum allows discussion between police and people

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:02:00 EDT

Tackling the tension between police and the people may not be a one-step task, but Louisville is talking. A discussion held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Louisville includes not only each other but also with other people outside of the city to see what Louisville can change and learn.


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Big Brown 'ups' Christmas list: 2500 seasonal hires, bigger birds

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:08:00 EDT

Big Brown is hiring 2,500 seasonal workers in the Louisville Metro area and is opening a peak season Mobile Delivery Center to meet customer demand in 10 Southern Indiana counties.


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St. Matthews Best Buy gives away nearly $10K

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:55:00 EDT

The Best Buy store in St. Matthews opened its doors early to give away nearly $10,000. It was part of the store's annual initiative to give back to non-profit groups in the community. 


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Farming comes to life at Frayser Elementary

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:54:00 EDT

The Jefferson County Public Schools are bringing farms to classrooms across the district, as students learn about the importance of agriculture during "Farm to School" week.


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Double hand transplant patient: 'This will change my life'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:38:00 EDT

The double transplant was performed during a 17-hour procedure on September 17 at Jewish Hospital.


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Where are they now: Wayne Perkey

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:26:00 EDT

For three decades, his voice was the one many in WAVE Country awakened to. Known as "your humble morning man," Wayne Perkey and his morning team on 84WHAS radio were among the highest rated morning radio shows in America. WAVE 3 News anchor Dawne Gee caught up with the Louisville broadcasting legend to find out what he is up to now.


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Flash Dads surprise Semple Elementary students

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:57:00 EDT

The group included fathers, local businessmen, teachers, staff, alumni and church leaders. The purpose of the group is to motivate students to stay in school and learn.?


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Shively indoor trampoline park to create 120 jobs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:49:00 EDT

Altitude Trampoline Park of Louisville will be located in the old Bacon's building in Shively.


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Bellarmine begins basketball season with Morning Madness

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:50:00 EDT

Fifteen players raced up and down the Knights Hall court during the team's first official practice, a tradition that Head Coach Scott Davenport gets excited about every year.


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Old Louisville makes Great Places in America list

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 22:41:00 EDT

Old Louisville is being recognized as one of five great neighborhoods in America.


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Kennedy Bridge to reopen Monday carrying southbound traffic

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 11:54:00 EDT

The Kennedy Bridge will be carrying five lanes of traffic southbound from Indiana into Kentucky by 5 a.m. Monday, October 10. 


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Please And Thank You coffee shops transform into Luke's Diner

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 00:17:00 EDT

Both locations of the popular coffee shop Please And Thank You - 800 East Market Street and 2341 Frankfort Avenue - transformed into a Luke's Diner at 7 a.m.


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17,000+ toy soldiers on display in Louisville

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:27:00 EDT

The Stewart Toy Soldier gallery was presented to the public for the very first time on Tuesday.


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Louisville's first Kroger Marketplace opens on Dixie Highway

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:56:00 EDT

The 125,000 square foot store replaces the 62,000 square foot store that was across the highway. The expansion brings 200 more jobs, totaling more than 360 employees.


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Louisville receives a prize for healthy living

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:04:00 EDT

The city has been awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Louisville is one of seven winners this year.


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3-year-old who died from self-inflicted gunshot identified

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:15:00 EDT

Louisville Metro police say the child found the gun behind a TV set.


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Funds dispersed across Kentucky to combat child sex abuse and neglect

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:06:00 EDT

Grants totaling $160,000 are being dispersed throughout the state to combat child sex abuse and neglect. Attorney General Andy Beshear presented Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK) with $42,000 to help the program continue to combat child sexual abuse in Kentucky.  


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Application process for 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court now open

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:03:00 EDT

Each member of the Royal Court will receive two $1,000 scholarships and will serve as ambassadors for the city of Louisville and the Kentucky Derby Festival in the spring.


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Family loses car, toddler's wheelchair in rising wave of auto thefts

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:09:00 EDT

Car and SUV thefts were up a staggering 45 percent during the first half of 2016, and everyone could end up paying the price.


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More than 100 honor 14-year-old murder victim, call for change

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:10:00 EDT

For the second night in a row, cries of grief filled the corner of Clay and Jacob streets in the Smoketown neighborhood.


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Teen held 14-year-old brother in his arms as he died

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:55:00 EDT

The mother of a teenage boy who died Wednesday night is speaking out about why her son was on Jacob Street when he was killed.


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Teens receive free garage after mowing hundreds of yards in WAVE Country

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:05:00 EDT

Four teenage boys who are mowing hundreds of yards for free continue to feel the love from donors who want to support their hard work.


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TARC changes go into effect Sunday

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:36:00 EDT

 More than 20 TARC routes will change to reflect current and anticipated construction projects along with traffic delays that impact arrival times.


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Seafood Lady captures American Dream, shares success with family

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:47:00 EDT

The Seafood Lady is enjoying success here in Louisville while her family members expand the restaurant's concept across the country.


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KY Attorney General commends Louisville rape victim

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:40:00 EDT

Kentucky’s Attorney General Andy Beshear is reaching out to a Louisville rape victim who was awarded the second largest jury judgment this year. Katya Estes was awarded $10 million after a jury found her grandfather guilty of rape and sexual assault. 


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Louisville's needle exchange program off to a good start

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:12:00 EDT

The Department of Public Health and Wellness is pleased with the number of people who have utilized the city's new needle exchange program.


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Master P talks about his philanthropy work in Louisville

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:18:00 EDT

Well-known rapper, actor, businessman and community advocate Master P made a guest appearance on Weekend Sunrise to talk about his work in Louisville neighborhoods.


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Vehicle classifications for Ohio River bridges tolling released

Mon, 9 May 2016 14:36:00 EDT

Tolls for RiverLink, the all-electronic tolling system, will be based on the height of the vehicle and the number of axles it has.


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Meriwether Ave. recycling center reopens after fire

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:34:00 EDT

The Metro Waste Reduction Plant at 600 Meriwether Avenue had been closed since the April 20 fire. 


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TARC to provide service to Churchill Downs on Oaks, Derby Days

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:24:00 EDT

TARC will provide service to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby that will detour away from the track starting about 4:30 p.m. on both days, according to a news release from TARC.  


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Celebrities appearing in Pegasus Parade announced

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:32:00 EDT

Reality show stars will be among the biggest celebrity draws at this year's Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  


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Fallen tree keeps people stuck in Louisville park for hours

Sat, 2 Apr 2016 22:35:00 EDT

A tree blocked the road leading to a parking lot at Jefferson Memorial Forest about 3 p.m. on Saturday. It also brought down a power line, which led to an even longer delay as firefighters had to wait for LG&E crews to arrive.


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Holiday Manor Kroger closes for renovations

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 21:17:00 EDT

Those who frequent the Kroger in Holiday Manor will have to venture to a different location for a few months.


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WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River moves to Jeff in 2017, expands to other markets

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:46:00 EDT

The 2016 festival will be held at the Belvedere and supporting venues for the final time this coming Memorial Day weekend, May 25 to 30.  


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Downtown Crossing: 1 ramp opens, another closes

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 13:58:00 EST

Drivers trying to get on Interstate 65 are finding themselves dealing with another change to the traffic pattern. 


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JCPS students challenged to change the world

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:19:00 EST

It's a unique learning opportunity for dozens of of students at one Jefferson County elementary school designed to help them find their inner strength and drive. 


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1 hurt when van hits JCPS bus

Tue, 5 Jan 2016 17:17:00 EST

The crash happened just after 8 a.m. near the intersection of 31st Street and Southern Avenue.


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2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court selected

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:18:00 EST

Two additional women were chosen as alternates in the event a princess or princesses are unable to serve.


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Man accused of running over an officer charged with assault

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:58:00 EST

A man is charged with assault after he struck a Louisville Metro police officer in February 2014. 


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Family loses everything in Christmas Eve house fire

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:02:00 EST

For Jim and Mary Ellen Yates, the home on Thixton Lane was always their dream. Jim had grown up on the property and had dreamed of building a log house. 


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LWC to build water pipeline to Shelbyville

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:12:00 EST

The governing board for the Louisville Water Company has approved a plan to provide Louisville's drinking water to the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission. 


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Archdiocese to relocate headquarters

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:49:00 EST

The current Chancery will move from it's longtime home in the 200 block of E. College Street in downtown Louisville.


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Work on new I-65 bridge enters the home stretch

Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:07:00 EST

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new downtown bridge. The bridge is expected to open to two-way traffic in December. The final steel beam for the deck of the new bridge was set in October, along with the final deck panels. But Jeremiah Littleton with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said there is still work to be done.[OTHER NEWS: Take a peek inside Louisville's newest hotel]      "The bulk of the work right now i...


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New mothers learn parenting tips

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:04:00 EDT

It's called Mommy 101 and the class takes place weekly in the Park DuValle Community Health Center, 3015 Wilson Avenue.


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JCPS, state report cards show gains, but goals not met

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:18:00 EDT

Yearly report cards have been handed out for Kentucky schools. While Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) aren't failing by any means, more work must be done to reach the honor roll.


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Neighborhood Place restructuring on hold

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 21:44:00 EDT

A major cut to a critical resource for Metro Louisville's poorest families has been put on hold after outrage from Council members.


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3 accused of burglarizing home

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:00:00 EDT

Just after 10 a.m. Sept. 14, Louisville Metro police found Hamilton Austin, Justin Gregory and Casie Hale leaving a home in the 4600 block of Plaintree Drive.


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Conway talks about education plan

Tue, 8 Sep 2015 18:25:00 EDT

The Democratic candidate for Kentucky governor outlined what he would try to get done on education, if elected.


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Kentucky State Fair attendance up from 2014 fair

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:31:00 EDT

Organizers said beautiful weather helped attract record crowds to the fair. Low heat and humidity helped draw more than 600,000 people to the fairgrounds this year, about 100,000 more than last year.


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One Water project aims to save residents money

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:22:00 EDT

Tuesday officials from Louisville Metro Sewer District and Louisville Water Company were updated on the One Water project.


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Man allegedly runs in underwear, cuts officer with box cutter

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:59:00 EDT

Police observed James Reed, 43, running around in only his underwear, yelling and screaming.


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