Positively WAVE

Catnapping volunteer is the hero we need right now

A Wisconsin man’s cat-naps have made him an internet star. Terry is a volunteer at the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay.

Positively WAVE: Young students rally to support schoolmate battling tumor diagnosis

More than 200 students broke the rules at St. Martha Catholic School on Klondike Lane on Thursday, but it was for a good reason.

Louisville man wins Toyota 4Runner after donating blood

Fred Perkins said he never imagined he would win the grand prize.

911 calls help tell story of students aiding JCPS bus driver

The Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver who students helped during a medical emergency Friday has been released from the hospital, according to school officials.

Humana Foundation donates $250,000 to Hurricane Florence disaster relief

Humana has opened a toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services to anyone impacted by the storm.

‘A Recipe to End Hunger’ raises funds at Moose Lodge

WAVE 3 News Anchor Dawne Gee hosted a fundraiser for her charity tonight at the Moose Lodge on Fegenbush Lane on Friday night.

‘Tough Cookies’ honored for civic, community contributions

The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana recognized four community and civic leaders for their contributions to society, support of the Girl Scouts and helping with the organization’s mission of developing girls “of confidence, courage and character.”

Kentucky artist honors reporter who broke racial barriers

Next week, a statue made by a Kentucky artist will be unveiled at the Newseum in Washington, DC, honoring the daughter of a Kentucky sharecropper, Alice Allison Dunnigan.

Louisville Zoo elephant receives ultrasound in month 11 of pregnancy

Mikki the African elephant is in month 11 of her pregnancy.

Last Honor Flight of the year leaves for Washington D.C.

Eight-three veterans are now on the trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C.

Whitney Austin released from hospital 5 days after Cincinnati shooting

The Louisville woman who was shot multiple times during last week’s mass shooting in Cincinnati was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

  No mystery: A soldier and a hero

It was not on a battlefield but in the cab of a burning truck on a Kentucky highway where Sgt. First Class Mario King risked his life, crawling into the flames to drag out truck driver Burl Bowling.

Kosair Charities grants thousands to Dare to Care food bank

The $750,000 will be spread over three years

Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon surprise visitors at 30 Rock

On Thursday night’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Jimmy and Sir Paul McCartney gave visitors on 30 Rock’s elevators the surprise of a lifetime.

Louisville restaurant delivers hot Italian meals to the homeless

When their restaurant had to close for repairs, two chefs decided take their food to the streets.

Pass the Cash: Single mom with special needs kids, sinking in debt, gets a lifeline

Miranda works to support her family and must pay for a nurse to help her children while she’s at work.

Search angel helps reconnect families using DNA, genealogy

A southern Indiana teacher spends her free time helping people from all around the country reconnect with family members.

KY couple riding bicycles across country

It’s a passion that’s pushing them -- to raise money, awareness and hopefully one day a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Positively WAVE: Cheerleading team needs financial help to make New Year's Day bowl trip happen

Thirteen young girls, who've dedicated a big chunk of their life to cheering on others, need encouragement of their own to reach a lifelong dream.

Positively WAVE: LMPD officer hoops it up with some South Louisville teens

Need a reason to smile today? We always love it when we can tell positive, local, stories at WAVE 3 News, and this one's a treat.

Shannon Cogan reads to children at Republic Bank picnic

Shannon Cogan read the book "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" to kids at Springhurst Republic Bank.

  Kentucky war hero awarded Medal of Honor

A Kentucky farm boy with an eighth grade education and the heart of a true hero is now the second-most decorated veteran from World War II.