Positively WAVE

  Pass the Cash: Friend helps single mother with cancer who lost husband to heart attack

Shannon was diagnosed with breast cancer a little over a year ago. But in the midst of her own troubles, just days after Thanksgiving, her husband suffered a heart attack and died.

  Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

LMPD Officers eat Carolina Reaper peppers

5th Annual Warm Up Louisville draws a “full house”

Pass the Cash: Single mom with cancer working through chemo gets support

Charity raffle jackpot reaching $500,000 as new year arrives

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes new baby penguin

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  Preparations underway for New Year’s Eve in Louisville

Oxmoor Auto Group donates thousands to local organizations

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

R&B star Bryson Tiller stuns Louisville shopper with surprise grocery gift

Jennifer Lawrence visits Norton Children’s Hospital as part of annual tradition

Newborns wrapped in stockings for Christmas

  Louisville church leader, organist leaves behind legacy of service

Bill Lincoln started working at St. Boniface as an organist when he was just a teenager. In the fifty years that followed, he got a lot of practice crafting the sounds of the Catholic church on E. Liberty Street.

'Christmas miracle’: Salvation Army finds $1.3k gold coin in red kettle

An anonymous donor left a generous gift in a Salvation Army red kettle Friday.

Women’s shelter gets big boost from Give 502

The shelter is a safe space to keep warm, shower, do laundry, and connect to services and support groups.

Longhorn Steakhouse donates leftover food to Louisville organizations

Here in Louisville, LongHorn has donated more than 202,515 pounds to local food banks.

High school students pack food for fellow students, learn a lesson on giving

Mother embraces soldier son in tearful reunion after 6 months apart

Soldier surprises sister at school for the holidays

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

'Very happy to be rescued’: Officials save dog stranded in Ohio River

Dixie Elementary, Rack Room Shoes give students new kicks

Dozens of kids get free shoes for the holidays

Some JCPS students are starting off their holidays with a brand new pair of shoes. For the fourth year, Rack Room Shoes in Valley Station partnered with Dixie Elementary to Provide New Shoes and socks for six dozen students.

Kentucky woman vows to live a better life after receiving special gift

Velina Stacy could have died waiting for a kidney. She's thankful for the family who donated their child's organs and saved her life.

JCPS students deliver holiday greetings to seniors for Operation Holiday Card

Students from JPCS middle schools delivered hundreds of holiday cards to residents at Jefferson Manor Rehab and Wellness Center.

Soldiers home for the holidays

The 1st Theater Sustainment Command special troops battalion has been in Southwest Asia for the past six months.

Holiday Donation Drive looks to provide food, clothes for Louisville’s less fortunate

Items will be collected at Molly Malone's in St. Matthews.

Col. Sanders impersonator rings Salvation Army bells

In his lifetime, the real Colonel Harland Sanders was a staunch advocate of The Salvation Army and gave generously to support its operations for many years.

  ‘TODAY’ features Santa Claus, IN

The TODAY show gave Santa Claus, Indiana the spotlight Wednesday morning.

Dog running down Broadway saved by stranger

In this "pawsitivily" WAVE story, WAVE 3 News reporter Natalia Martinez captures the moment a pit bull befriends a human, before being taken to LMAS.

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

It's likely the puppy is blind and deaf.

Local animal shelters reducing or eliminating adoption fees for the holidays

Participating animal shelters include KHS, LMAS, and the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter.

BAFOL’s ‘Give a Child a Smile’ Christmas party aims to help children in need this Christmas

The Chirstmas party takes place at the Chestnut Street YMCA Ballroom on Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Combat veteran, wife donate all their belongings to firefighters affected by California wildfires

The home essentials, including furniture, electronics, tools and more, will help dozens of firefighters whose homes burned down in the Camp Fire.

Soldiers given highest peacetime award for heroic rescue

One day when the two soldiers were on there way into work. They saw a man get into a car accident, losing control of his care and driving off the road into a ditch. the car began to sink and they both jumped into the 40 degree water and rescued the man.

Make another person’s day with an anonymous postcard from the Dear Friend Postcard initiative

The Dear Friend Postcard initiative, sponsored by Hwang's Martial Arts and Baptist Springhurst Primary Care, aims to promote small acts of kindness through inspirational handwritten messages from strangers to strangers.

Tyler Perry spends more than $400K to pay off holiday shoppers’ layaways

Tyler Perry won't be getting a bundle of switches this year. The filmmaker paid off layaways for people at two Atlanta-area Walmarts, totaling more than $400,000.

UPS grants West End School $50,000

The gift will pay for a new activity bus, study spaces and upgrades to the current playground.

Homeless man turns in $17,000 he found outside food bank

The money was turned over to police, but since no one claimed it, the food bank will be able to use it to expand their building.

KFC employees cook 1,000 meals for those in need

As a way to combat hunger, KFC cooked 1,000 $5 fillup meals to give to those in need.

Supplies Over Seas sends 11,000 lbs of medical supplies to Africa

The 40-foot shipping container should arrive to Cameroon within the next couple of weeks.

Boy, 9, gets Colorado town to legalize snowball fights

Despite the law banning snowball fights, the town's mayor said no one had ever been cited for throwing snowballs.

After her bike was stolen, co-workers surprise woman with new car

A local woman took an hour-long trek to work every day because she didn't have a car. When her co-workers found out they teamed up to help make her journey a little easier.

Special Olympics bowling tourney rolls in to Louisville

Special Olympics bowlers took to the hardwood this weekend.

  Bardstown Road Aglow takes place Saturday night

The Highlands' annual holiday season kick off takes place Saturday night.

Secret Service hand delivers letter from president to Ohio 10-year-old with brain tumor

Ten-year-old Ashtabula girl gets hand delivered letter from the President.

Local McDonald’s employee celebrates 30th anniversary with fast-food giant

A dedicated McDonald’s employee on Friday was recognized for hitting a milestone some bosses can only dream of. Most food service employees work at a job for fewer than two years.

New Dress for Success location opens in NuLu

A program that works to help women succeed in professional settings has a new location in Louisville.

Pregnant woman battling cancer finds perfect bone marrow match

Almost 40,000 people registered to help the soon-to-be mother of five find her 100 percent bone marrow donor match.

Pass the Cash: Family with enormous medical bill learns the power of friendship

Kathy reached out to WAVE 3 News to Pass the Cash to her longtime friend, Valerie. The two have been friends for 55 years.

Family finds purpose from heartbreak

The Wethington’s basement used to be a “man cave.” Now, the pool table is covered with baby dolls and playhouses. Tricycles and toy trucks are stacked to the ceiling.

Teacher donates kidney to stranger after seeing social media photo

Since their surgeries, the two former strangers have become very close and talk every day, checking in on each other’s recovery.

Etown barber shop, salon face off to collect donations for hungry

An Elizabethtown barber shop and salon are competing to raise money and non-perishable food for Feeding America.

Good Samaritan saves choking baby during Thanksgiving meal at Golden Corral

The baby's family panicked when the 7-month-old started choking on mashed potatoes, but a fellow restaurant customer managed to save the little girl.

Man finds human ashes on ground at MI car wash, returns them to family

The family says they’re very grateful the good Samaritan returned the urn and bags of cremated remains.

Southern Indiana girl thankful for special friendship

Young Mallory is dealing with cerebral palsy -- and received some help from a friend who understand her story.

Central High students serve Thanksgiving breakfast at Wayside

Dozens of volunteers pitched in to serve meals.

Hundreds of loved ones reunite for Thanksgiving holiday

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of an airport, dozens of people waited outside the terminals, near baggage claim, to hug their loved ones again.

Young heart recipient constructing new friendships

Thanks to a generous gift from one family, another family is headed home from the hospital for Thanksgiving.

Jockeys, Churchill Charlie visit patients at Norton Children’s Hospital

Hall of Fame jockey says the chance to get out and put a smile on someone's face, who may not be feeling the best, is a rewarding feeling.

Brothers donate turkeys in mother’s memory

Alex and Tommy Gift donated over 125 turkeys to patients at the James Brown Cancer Center on Tuesday.

Community program helps former tack factory become senior housing

The project is the first step toward revitalizing the entire community, made possible because of community designation from the state.

Millions prepare to travel as holiday season approaches

Every foodie’s favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and people all over the country are planning to travel to make those massive meals.

MOD Squad hosts community Thanksgiving dinner

The MOD Squad is headed by two Central Hardin High seniors--Dewena Nance Pittman and Samara Downing.

Country star Tracy Lawrence teams up with Louisville organization to feed families

Lawrence first launched the initiative in Nashville, raising more than $300,000 so far.

Salvation Army’s deadline is today for Thanksgiving turkey donations

The Salvation Army is in need of 50, 20-pound turkeys to feed families in the Louisville community no later than Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 PM.

Christmas tree delivered for annual Light Up Louisville

Light Up Louisville takes place on Nov. 23.

Sticky notes spread positivity

The goal is to spread a little sunshine in a world full of negativity.

Little Steven: Born to Inspire

Ten years ago, Little Steven noticed music fading from the curriculum in schools.

Elementary students send care packages to troops overseas

Their latest act of kindness helped put a smile on the faces of men and women who fight for our freedom.

Fisherville organization partners with Home Depot Foundation to help veterans with PTSD

The project renovated the interior of the service barn into therapy space, installed a washer and dryer and added general landscaping,

YMCA of Greater Louisville offers deal to veterans this weekend

Service members and veterans can visit any area location and show photo ID at the front desk.

AL Piggly Wiggly employee rewarded with car after good deed

Anthony Starr was working at the Piggly Wiggly in Forestdale when he found a woman's purse with almost 300-dollars in it and immediately returned it. Wednesday he was rewarded with a car.

Pass the Cash: Best friends think of each other for Pass the Cash

Joel and Dennis have known each other since they were 12.They now work together in construction, but work has been sparse lately.

Woman would appreciate it if you stopped feeding her ‘gold digging’ dog at McDonald’s

A dog in Oklahoma City keeps getting out of its house at night and going straight to Mickey D's.

Pediatric heart transplant patient goes home

Clay Pendino, 12, who goes by the nickname Courageous Clay, is finally home after a heart transplant at Norton Children’s Hospital.

Pass the Cash: Woman surprised with donation while getting car repaired

Jeff told us about a woman he works with, Ms. Joanie, who had to take five months off work for knee surgery and complications. And we all know, when it rains, it pours.

Little Black Dress project hopes to make big difference for those living in poverty

You might notice something unusual about the attire many people around Louisville this week. They are wearing the same exact black dress for five days in a row, starting Monday, for a good cause.

Injured Veteran receives mortgage-free home, fresh start in Louisville

Sgt. Marshall enlisted after the September 11 attack. In Iraq in 2009, the Sergeant suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a rocket explosion. Today, he and his family received a free home in Louisville.

Keith Urban visits hospitalized fan after Mercy nurses start social media campaign

Marissa English is a huge fan of country star Keith Urban. Her nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center launched a social media campaign in hopes of the singer meeting with her before his appearance in Toledo on Thursday.