Louisville Metro

Man accused in downtown burglary spree including theft at Omni Hotel

James Townes, 47, was arrested Thursday night and charged with four burglaries that happened in less than three weeks.

KY mom accused of leaving child in hot car for hours at laundromat

When officers arrived, they said the infant was "sweating profusely and obviously overheated."

Louisville high school football team makes big investment in preventing head injuries

The top-rated helmet used in the NFL is making its debut at high school games in Louisville. But it's not cheap.

Full parking lots, policy changes cause problems for some at Kentucky State Fair

Tens of thousands packed the fair over the weekend. At some points, the crowd was so large event organizers had to close the lot for disabled parking because it got too full.

JCPS board to deliver response to state's settlement offer Tuesday morning

The Jefferson County Public Schools' Board of Education has prepared a second response to a settlement offer from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Convicted sex offender charged with rape

Marvin Lee Ollyhill, 41, is charged with rape, failure to comply with the terms of the sex offender registry and tampering with evidence.

Family of toddler who died from accidental shooting speaks out

A toddler is not quite able to form words yet but was still trying in a home video provided by the family of two-year-old Montreal Dunn. It was moments like that they said show the joy he brought them in his short life.

Rally's unveils special burger for Kentucky State Fair

When you are the presenting sponsor of the Kentucky State Fair, you have to come with something big!

More than 1,500 food vendor inspections happening during Kentucky State Fair

This year, the state fair is happening in the middle of a deadly hepatitis A outbreak. Inspectors are being proactive.

No changes after 4-hour JCPS board meeting to discuss settlement offer from state

Could there be a settlement to avoid a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools?

Regulators consider eliminating pollution control standards for Ohio River

A group that creates pollution control standards for the Ohio River is considering giving up that control.

Gilmore Lane Elementary School gets first playground ever

Gilmore, in the Lynnview neighborhood, was built in 1952 and it never had a playground until now.

Police seek tips in mysterious death of child in Chickasaw Park

This week, 12-year-old Laraya Hill would have been starting the 7th grade, but instead of buying school supplies, her family is trying to figure out how she died.

One arrested, guns and controlled substances seized at Louisville dentist's office

During a raid at a local dentist's office, law enforcement agencies arrested one person and confiscated controlled substances and guns.

Robbery suspect leads police on pursuit

Officers were called to the Speedway located at 12102 Shelbyville Road on a report of a robbery around 3:15 a.m. Thursday, according to Officer Lamont Washington, a Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman.

Katina Powell's daughter, alleged accomplice arrested during LMPD drug raid

The daughter of the self-proclaimed madame in the middle of the University of Louisville sex scandal, Katina Powell, was arrested during a Louisville Metro Police Department sting.

2 people convicted in death of 10-year-old girl sentenced

The people responsible for the death of a 10-year-old girl who was killed while going to get pizza with her father were sentenced Thursday.

Pedestrian hit, killed by train near Dixie Hwy and Valley Station Rd

A pedestrian was hit by a train on Dixie Highway in southwest Louisville on Thursday night.

Five Questions with the founder of Rabbit Hole Distillery

Tours are now available at the new Rabbit Hole Distillery in NuLu. The $15 million, 55,000-square-foot facility showcases the bourbon-making process from grain to glass. It's located between East Market and Jefferson Street.

KYCIR: KY State Fair Board CEO paid for months after resignation

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting discovered the Kentucky State Fair Board CEO and President was paid for several months after he resigned.

Pollio comments on KDE negotiations, special meeting set for tomorrow

As JCPS continues its negotiations with the Kentucky Department of Education, JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio ensured that the leaks were not coming from JCPS management.

Doctors, therapists turn to alternative treatments to help manage pain

With the opioid epidemic, many health professionals are reluctant to prescribe pain medication. Some are turning to alternative treatments to help people get some relief.

Sneak peek: Residences at Omni offer luxe accommodations

A rooftop pool, sky lounge, dedicated concierge and an on-site pet spa--all are part of the luxurious living experience the Omni Hotel is cultivating in their permanent residences.

Charges against Chane Behanan dropped

Police charged him and three others after finding a stolen weapon and marijuana during a traffic stop.

MSD expects more line collapses after heavy rain

Metro Sewer District contractors have been working around the clock to fix major line collapses, but the recent storm that caused them is halting progress and may create more problems.

Repairs to bring ramp closure on I-65 at Gene Snyder Freeway this weekend

Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close the exit ramp from I-65 North to KY 841 West (Exit 125B).

JCPS superintendent tours record number of schools on first day

For JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio, it was his first 'first day of school tour' since he was officially named the superintendent.

Community reacts to whistleblower case awarding demoted LMPD Major $300K

Louisville Metro Police Department Lieutenant Jimmy Harper and his attorney sought $6.6 million in damages. Harper said he believes LMPD Chief Steven Conrad destroyed his career.

Vigilance is first lesson for back-to-school parents

Recent reports of attempted child abductions and strange encounters in east Louisville were on the minds of parents on the first day of school for Jefferson County Public Schools.

Help the Humane Society 'Clear the Shelter' this Saturday

On Saturday, the Humane Society is waiving adoption fees on all adult cats and will charge just $25 for select dogs. The promotion is part of the Clear the Shelters adoption event, a national effort to find homes for as many shelter pets as possible.

Archbishop of Louisville responds to bombshell report of child abuse by priests, alleged cover up in PA

Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz is a native of Pennsylvania, and was ordained for the Diocese of Allentown, PA.

Multi-million dollar grant seeks to empower Russell residents as neighborhood undergoes renaissance

Money is pouring in to the Russell neighborhood of Louisville in an attempt to help residents and local businesses prosper without displacement. It's called Russell: A Place of Promise.

I-64 crash victim identified

The crash on Interstate 64 around 1 a.m. Aug. 14, near the Cochran Hill Tunnels.

Person killed outside motorcycle club identified

A second victim showed up at University of Louisville Hospital with a gunshot wound.

5th Jefferson County resident dies from Hepatitis A

Health officials are urging everyone to consider getting the Hepatitis A vaccine.

JCPS superintendent greets students going back to school

The first day is always a busy one for parents, teachers and students trying to get into the swing of things for the new school year. Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio had a busy day as well, visiting nine different schools.

Testimony ends in Harper whistleblower trial

The jury may receive the case to begin deliberations Wednesday after motions for a direct verdict were denied by the judge.

Toddler shot in Park DuValle neighborhood

The shooting was reported in the 1700 block of South 32nd Street around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to MetroSafe.

Woman charged with burning clothes on porch of home

Talisha Nicole Sisson, 32, is charged with one count of wanton endangerment.

Start of school year brings new space, more offerings for JCPS foreign language students

In previous years, Newcomer Academy students were spread out in three different schools. This year, they will have a building of their own.

Jimmy Harper trial: Witness called by city makes valid points for plaintiff

Jimmy Harper claims LMPD violated state law when the major was demoted in 2016. Attorney Thomas Clay is defending Harper. He has totaled the damages to over $6 million.