Louisville Metro

  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.

  Couple injured in crash that killed LMPD detective prepares to file suit

As opioid crisis rages on, one positive outcome arises from tragedy

Woman shot, critically injured in Old Louisville neighborhood

Trial of man charged in nightclub shooting set to begin

New medical, surgical unit opens at Norton Children’s Hospital

Police: Suspect charged in southeast Louisville murder was on home incarceration; victim identified

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  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police search for gunman who robbed PRP gas station

Plans for a new Prospect subdivision drum up traffic, nature concerns

On Broadway, gas station still fueling controversy

New shelters pop up around city as metro invests half a million dollars in homeless relief

LMPD investigates homicide in southeast Louisville

Wednesday marks 25 years since 1994 winter storm paralyzed city

Accused Kroger killer back in court

Gregory Bush appeared before a judge in state court for his first pretrial conference.

Volunteers needed for 2019 city homeless street count

Conducted each year in January, the goal of the Street Count is to verify the number of people sleeping outdoors in Metro Louisville.

Man injured in wreck that killed LMPD detective has been identified

WAVE 3 News has confirmed new details in the deadly Christmas Eve traffic stop that killed an LMPD detective.

Kentucky Derby Museum holds birthday party for new companion pony

The new companion pony turned four on Tuesday.

  Man charged in rape, burglaries at UofL student housing

Case of whooping cough reported at Ballard High School

Man charged with violent assault on 14-year-old boy

Lawsuit filed against JCPS after student hit by vehicle walking to TARC bus

Louisville Folk School classes relocated following fire

Police: UPS driver stole packages, sold luxury items on eBay

  Partnership between JCPS and Simmons College will increase minority teachers, help black students succeed

Statistics from the National Bureau of Economic Research show black students who have at least one black teacher in elementary school are 13 percent more likely to enroll in college.

$160 million investment taking shape in west Louisville

The site of the development sat empty for decades and the surrounding infrastructure faced challenges.

Health officials notice spike in whooping cough cases in Louisville

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection.

Police: Man stole from Thornton’s, fought off-duty officer in middle of street

An off-duty Louisville corrections officer who tried to stop a theft suspect ended up in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Louisville man charged with rape, accused of pulling gun on girlfriend

While this was happening, he accused her of “having sex with people that were ‘coming in and out of the walls,’" according to the warrant.

Father of missing armored truck driver: ‘I thought I knew my son’

Louisville police and the FBI are searching for 29-year-old Mark Espinosa, who disappeared from Louisville on Dec. 5 with an undisclosed amount of cash near the Jefferson Mall.

Louisville Zoo to hold job fair on January 19

The Zoo will hold a job fair on Saturday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gheens Room at the Zoo.

Education Commissioner announces Student Ambassador Initiative

The new initiative gets students to come up with ways they can serve their community and peers educationally.

KY Senate Republican leader agrees with credit agency’s pension statement

The President of the Kentucky state Senate stated this week he agrees with statements made by the Fitch Ratings agency that Kentucky’s pension crisis may not crater the state’s credit rating, as Governor Bevin feared.

‘A Taste of Corbett’s’ supports chef’s family, legacy

The tribute, which features more than 50 Louisville chefs preparing some of Chef Corbett’s signature dishes, will benefit Chef Dean’s wife and three sons.

City of Seymour sees less snow than hoped for

It only snowed a couple of inches up North of Louisville in Seymour, Indiana, but that didn’t stop anyone from going out and having fun.

Man shot on Southside Drive in attempted carjacking

The victim left the grocery store and was going to his car when the suspect tried to carjack him, police said.

Police investigating shooting on S. 15th Street

A call of a shooting came in at 7:55 p.m. in the 1100 block of S. 15th Street.

Man involved in December shooting near TARC bus stop dies

A man has died, weeks after police say he was shot during an altercation with a man on a TARC bus.

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

The U.S. government isn't doing routine food inspections because of the partial federal shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week.

JCPS teacher accused of aggressively restraining student fired

Nancy Downs was fired from her position at Trunnell Elementary.

Person killed in crash along Dixie Highway in PRP

The crash was reported around 4:45 p.m. near Dixie Highway and Fury Way.

Government employees miss first paycheck, local groups step up to help

In Louisville, essential government employees are still reporting to work, despite not receiving their first paycheck of 2019.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in LMPD Det. Mengedoht’s case

The lawsuit names Roger Burdette and MSD as defendants.

Roger Burdette officially fired by MSD; high-profile attorney removes himself from murder case

The man accused of crashing into an LMPD officer and killing her no longer works at MSD, WAVE 3 News learned at a court hearing Monday.

New SmART TARC stop unveiled in Russell Neighborhood

A beautiful new red SmART stop sits in front of St. Peter's United Church of Christ

Former Louisville priest convicted of inappropriately touching a child denied appeal

In 2016, Father Joseph Hemmerle was convicted in Meade County of one count of inappropriate touching.

3 from WAVE Country nabbed in Laurel Co. drug bust

Laurel County authorities say they were bringing a large amount of crystal meth into the area.

Government shutdown eliminates big portion of FAA safety operations in airports

Local union leaders said 90 Louisville employees in charge of aircraft safety inspections and oversight are not working.

Louisville band Love Jones on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

It’s been quite a ride for the group that began in the 1990s after some friends got together to perform upbeat lounge music.

Kristy Love Foundation hoping to expand

The Kristy Love Foundation opens the door to a safe place for women who are survivors of sex trafficking or human trafficking.

KYTC seeking feedback on construction project to change I-265, I-64 interchange

The design of the current layout is a clover leaf and it has been that way for decades. Over the years, there have been lots of traffic issues.

‘Backpack of Success Skills' helps students stand out, show-off what they’ve learned

The JCPS Backpack of Success Skills: We got to see it in action on Thursday as a few seniors at Moore High School presented their defenses to the eighth-grade students

Louisville cigar company fighting Maker’s Mark: ‘We are not going to be bullied’

Maker’s Mark filed suit for trademark infringement, claiming Ted’s Bourbon Cigars makes money on the back of Maker’s Mark by using the company’s name and red wax.

Caught in the Act: Cemetery vandalism and felony theft in the Highlands

It's an open investigation, therefore detectives aren't able to release much detail to the public.

Homeless to stay in Old Louisville camp past eviction date

Security at a school in the Old Louisville neighborhood is a heightened level because of a homeless camp right next door.

Gilmore Lane Elementary teachers, parents express concerns over JCPS facilities plan

Jefferson County Public School leaders say they are planning to build three new schools, which would impact 11 schools.

Low barrier shelter attracts dozens in its first two weeks

Unlike other shelters, pets are allowed, men and women can stay together and families aren’t separated.

Former Louisville meteorologist fights back after firing

A former Louisville Meteorologist has taken to the airwaves and social media to defend himself after being fired.

Roger Burdette’s attorney begins her case, claims state lacks probable cause

The public defender representing Roger Burdette, the man charged in the alleged DUI crash that killed an LMPD detective, began her case at a hearing Wednesday.

$60k reward offered for fugitive armored truck theft suspect

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Mark Espinosa on December 10.

Getaway driver in New Year’s Eve robbery arrested

The robbery happened just after midnight at the BP convenience store at 2704 Crittenden Drive.

Building behind Kroger in Clifton neighborhood catches fire

Firefighters responded to a building on fire behind the Kroger on Brownsboro Road.

  JCPS passes racial equity plan to add diversity to the classroom

The plan includes the hiring of 128 additional teachers and 31 administrators of color.

Government shutdown to blame for Louisville mother’s inability to register for classes

A Louisville mom can't register for the spring semester until the university gets an IRS transcript.

Fundraiser planned for St. Matthews detective who died after battle with cancer

Fifteen percent of the proceeds on Monday, Jan. 14 will go to the Meyer family.

Winter items sit on shelves as weather stays warm

The calendar says January, but it sure hasn’t felt like it or looked like it.

EMT says circumstances of violent crash on I-264 sound familiar

Police are awaiting toxicology reports for the driver who crashed into an emergency vehicle on Interstate 264, sending seven people to area hospitals, including two first responders and a child.

Teen mom pleads guilty to killing her newborn

The child was born in a restroom at Frazier Rehab Center.

Bearno’s donates proceeds to fallen officer’s family

The family of Detective Deidre Mengedoht felt the love from any Bearno's in Kentucky or Southern Indiana as the restaurant held a fundraiser for the fallen LMPD officer.

Will the third time be the charm for pension reform in 2019?

The 2019 Kentucky General Assembly goes into session Tuesday with its hands full.

Interstate reopens following grisly crash leaving 7 hurt on I-264

Two EMTs and a juvenile are among the injured.

Cab driver assaulted with Wild Turkey bottle, crashes into home

Exclusive video shows the moment of a brutal assault against a Louisville taxi cab driver.

Breweries stuck waiting for labels during goverment shutdown

Far away from Washington and its politics, brewers in New Albany are surprised to find this government shutdown could impact their business.

Kentucky Derby Festival royal court announced

The Kentucky Derby is 117 days away, and one of the festival’s first events took place Monday.

LIHEAP begins crisis phase of utility assistance

To apply for assistance from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program you must be a Jefferson County resident and make an appointment by calling the LIHEAP automated appointment system.

Gregory Bush: Accused Kroger killer pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges

The man accused of killing two black people at a suburban grocery store pleaded not guilty to federal hate crimes Monday.

Arrest made in Farnsley-Moremen Landing murder

The murder happened on the night of June 14, 2018.

St. Matthews police officer laid to rest following cancer battle

A St. Matthews police officer who lost his battle with cancer has been laid to rest.

Courts employee charged with drug possession after shoplifting arrest

Louisville Metro police found the drugs after placing her under arrested for shoplifting

CDC: Flu is now widespread in Kentucky and Indiana

n Louisville alone, there have been nearly 900 confirmed cases of the flu this season

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

The Louisville Musicians Service Coalition held their fifth annual Warm Up Louisville benefit at Zanzabar Sunday.

First woman to represent District 21 ready to take action in Metro Council

In a district fraught with scandal under its last two representatives, a new councilwoman is ready to get to work.