Crime

Former New Albany café owner pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Laura Buckingham, 32, previously operated Bread and Breakfast in downtown New Albany.

21-year-old charged with murder in death of newborn baby found in trash bag

Jarrus Ransom: Suspect in videotaped arrest appears in court wearing neck brace

Accused killer arrested following PRP shootout

Officer helps driver with purchase; passenger in car shoots at him

Newborn baby found dead in trash bag outside KY home

District announces fourth Ryle High threat, another person taken into custody

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  1 killed, 1 hurt in 2 shootings near PRP apartment complex

Former CovCath basketball star charged with rape, sodomy

Bullitt County daycare under investigation for alleged child abuse

14-year-old girl shot near Victory Park in California neighborhood

JCPS teacher placed in federal custody

3rd teen charged with making threats toward Ryle High

Puppy rescued from frigid, partially frozen creek in Georgetown, KY

It's likely the puppy is blind and deaf.

1 arrested in Dec. 4 Shively shooting, 2nd suspect still at large

The shooting happened in the 2000 block of Crums Lane. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.

  Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

The 17-year-old victim’s body was recovered from a dumpster hours after an alleged fight with the suspect over the pregnancy.

TN man charged with sodomy, accused of sexual offense with KY juvenile

Police said a Tennessee man drove to Kentucky twice to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

  Security expert weighs in on traffic stop altercation

Former Miss KY signs taken down after allegations surface

Community activists respond to LMPD traffic arrest caught on video

Project Guardian brings cameras, better security to Harrison County parks

Priest convicted of child abuse dies

LMPD: Suspect in videotaped struggle destroyed pills that were hidden in Pepsi can

Sheriff: Uncle cut 3-year-old Kentucky girl’s throat

A 3-year-old girl whose uncle authorities say cut her throat has died in a Kentucky hospital

Naked man arrested after breaking into NuLu apartments

The naked suspect locked himself in the apartment he was burglarizing after the resident fled.

ATF, firearms industry offer reward for information in ATS Tactical Gear firearms burglary

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is searching for suspects who broke into the ATS Tactical Gear and stole firearms the morning of Dec. 5.

Young girl caught on camera stealing package off MD front porch

Investigators believe the little girl, no older than 8, was taking directions from someone off camera.

Civil rights groups demand justice following release of disturbing LMDC body cam video

The video shows a corrections officer beating a handcuffed inmate inside Louisville's jail.

‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

The company said the employee, who had worked there for five years, broke store policy “by initiating physical confrontation" with the robber.

Former Miss Kentucky charged with sex crime against student

Ramsey Carpenter Bearse won Miss Kentucky in 2014. She graduated from the University of Kentucky.

IN nurse charged with rape of patient with dementia pleads not guilty

A co-worker reported him having sex with a 74-year-old dementia patient, police said.

How to avoid porch package thefts

There are options for people worried about someone stealing a package from their home.

Man shot in Taylor Berry neighborhood

Around 7:15 p.m., police were called to Tennessee Avenue, near Algonquin Parkway.

KSP and LMPD assist in arrest of three men in an ongoing federal investigation

KSP and LMPD assist in the arrest of three men in an ongoing federal investigation.

Employee, cash missing from armored car following stop at Jefferson Mall

The missing man works for GardaWorld, a private security firm that handles transfers of cash between banks and businesses.

Factory worker who put glass shards in drinking cups gets 5 years in prison

A man accused of placing pieces of broken glass in disposable drinking cups has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

Noblesville shooting victim’s family sues shooter’s parents

Ella Whistler and her parents have now filed a lawsuit against the parents of the Noblesville school shooter.

Nursing home employee accused of raping resident with dementia

Police were notified a resident at Hanover Nursing Center had been raped on Dec. 1.

Man shot in middle of day in Russell neighborhood dies in hospital

It's unclear if there are any suspects.

Kenneth Betts, former LMPD officer, pleads guilty to federal sex charges

A former LMPD officer pleaded guilty to charges related to the department’s Youth Explorer Program child sex abuse scandal.

Feds: Priest with Cincinnati ties sexually abused 10 young boys, could be more victims

More details will be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference

Deadly shooting in Russell neighborhood marks third drive-by in less than a week

The time of day doesn’t seem to matter, neither does the possibility of hurting innocent people.

Cash disappears from armored truck at Jefferson Mall

Police do not currently know how much money is missing.

Woman accused of pouring hot grease on victim

The victim had severe burns on their back and arms, court records show.

Police conducting homicide investigation after body found with ‘obvious trauma’

Louisville Metro Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found with “obvious trauma” on Tuesday afternoon.

IN firefighter charged with arson, burglary

A firefighter in southern Indiana is accused of torching a home -- several times -- on purpose.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

Report lists Kentucky’s safest cities

SafeWise released a list of Kentucky’s safest cities and a couple cities in WAVE Country made the top five.

EXCLUSIVE: Video shows LMDC inmate beaten while handcuffed

For the first time, the public is able to see body camera video of the moment when an inmate in handcuffs is punched in the head by a corrections officer.

Man convicted in Hardin County homicide sentenced to 40 years in prison

Woods was sentenced to 40 years for murder and five years for tampering with physical evidence. The sentences will run concurrently.

MSU football player arrested, dismissed from team

Murray State sophomore Corey Newble is facing several drug charges.

Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

NKY man admits to murdering Arizona woman in Florence hotel

A 32-year-old man admitted to the murder of a 26-year-old woman from Arizona at the Home 2 Suites in Burlington, KY.

Victim in Hikes Point shooting was out on parole

The shooting happened near Stanton Boulevard and Noe Way on Friday night.

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police believe the suspect chose a victim at random from the customers inside the store.

1 injured in early Saturday morning shooting

One person is in the hospital after a shooting that took place early Saturday morning.

2 day shoplifting blitz catches thieves in the act

The two day event is good news for other shoppers, because crime prevention officers say the losses to the stores have to be made up somewhere, in ways like higher prices.

Body cam footage, IDs released following officer-involved shooting in southeast Louisville

At a news conference Thursday morning, LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said the man who fired at officers and was shot dead was 35-year-old Benjamin Kennedy.

Sellersburg couple accused of molesting minor they met online

A Sellersburg couple told police they didn’t know that the girl they met on a dating site and brought to their home for sex was a minor.

Police investigating shooting of 9-year-old in Russell

A call of a shooting came in at 7:22 p.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of Elliott Avenue.

Kitten rescued from trash bag in dumpster behind KY business

A kitten was rescued from a dumpster, saving his life on a cold winter night in Kentucky.

  Proud Clarion: 1967 Kentucky Derby winner, and suspect now under arrest for Trinity High School threats

A man was arrested Thursday in connection with the social-media threat that prompted a local high school to shut down.

Trinity cancels class due to threat naming Jeff Brohm

Trinity High School sent out an alert to students that class is canceled for Thursday, Nov. 29 due to a threat.

Kentucky man admits to sleeping with girlfriend’s corpse

Hill said there was no crime committed.

Police: Church camera caught man performing sex act on 3-year-old

A judge denied bond for a former North Charleston church volunteer facing charges after allegedly performing the sex act in a church restroom.

More than 100 defendants federally charged in crime reduction effort

A combined effort of local and federal officials to take a bite out of violent crime in Louisville is paying off.

Kenneth Betts expected to plead guilty in LMPD Explorer case

A former LMPD officer said he wants to plead guilty to charges related to the department’s Explorer Program child sex abuse scandal.

New victim in case of Jeffersonville man accused of child molestation at YMCA

Michael Begin, 19, allegedly assaulted children as young as four years old.

Ethics probe launched against city employee under criminal investigation

The list of investigations has gotten longer for a city employee accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Carpenter's Union.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

Teen accused of robbery, waving loaded gun in Mall St. Matthews

Police said a teen robbed a man and his nine-year-old son in the food court of Mall St. Matthews on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Officer’s testimony could lead to rape charge for Kentucky man

A man offered to help a woman whose car broke down, but he instead drove her to a wooded area, raped her and tried to strangle her, an officer testified.

Former Danville HS football coach accused of sodomizing minor in 1980s

A former Kentucky high school football coach has been charged with abusing a child under age 16 while he was leading the team in the early 1980s.

Gas station clerk follows boss' advice in robbery before suspect drives off, crashes and dies

A central Kentucky gas station clerk has a message for his colleagues after a wanted man robbed his store and shot at him Sunday night.

PHOTOS: LMPD on lookout for knife-wielding robbery suspect

LMPD posted the photos on its Facebook page Tuesday following last month’s incident at the Circle K store at 11721 Gateworth Way.

HPD: Man tells officer he’s just ‘chilling’ after crashing car into pole

A Henderson man is behind bars after police say he stole a car and then crashed it into a pole.

Police: Resident shoots, killed intruder

Police responded to West 7th Street early Tuesday

Caught on camera: ‘Inchworm bandits’ crawl across floor to rob Houston restaurant

The three suspects stole $450 in tip money for servers who worked shifts over the weekend.

Murder of homeless man ‘will be the travesty that haunts us’

Flames were between 15 and 20 feet high by the time emergency crews were alerted to a tent fire at a Louisville homeless camp.

New video shows 12 police cars involved in pursuit of teen carjacking suspects

New surveillance video shows at least 12 police cars involved in a chase of teens allegedly involved in a carjacking.