Louisville Metro

Man accused of keeping semi because of unpaid wages

The theft was discovered after police stopped the semi for a safety inspection.

  Outreach worker claims he was detained as LMPD made homeless camp arrests

  Pass the Cash: Longtime Circle K employee battles stage 4 cancer

  Vex Robotics Championship welcomes global competitors to Louisville

Help Atherton High win $75K for their art department

  Louisville once again ranked one of the worst cities for seasonal allergies

Flash Dads encourage students at Louisville elementary school

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  New designs unveiled for One Park project in Highlands

Neighbors complain about Simmons College plan to build sports complex in California neighborhood

  JCPS talks tentative budget for 2019-2020

End Of Watch display gifted to LMPD’s First Division by fallen KSP trooper’s mother

  Troubleshooter Exclusive: Ex-UofL dance coach was also investigated at local high school

  Airbnb surge in popularity prompts run for the rentals

Previously vacant building provides new life to West Louisville neighborhood

On the corner of West Jefferson and 22nd Streets, the Russell Vision Development Center (RVDC) looks to give new life to the Russell neighborhood.

‘Trump Unity Bridge’ makes appearance on UofL campus

Rob Cortis said his mission is to put more focus on patriotism and work ethic.

  Couple robbed at McDonald’s thank stranger who helped thwart purse snatcher

A stranger was shot in the face as he chased an alleged purse snatcher from a Louisville McDonald’s.

JCPS teacher resigns following fight with student that went viral

Cell phone video showed Waggener High School math teacher Charmaine Cureton confronting a girl in her class who swore at her.

MSD experiences cave-in at Dixie Hwy and Wilson Avenue

  Councilwoman: It’s time for homeless urban campground in Louisville

Food trucks won’t move into ‘zones’, changes still in the works

Kentucky AG raising awareness about human trafficking ahead of Derby

Louisville attorney is suspended after multiple complaints

Allegations against once-wanted Kentucky man include child sex crime

  Louisville’s largest homeless camp forced to leave CSX rail line property

CSX is giving residents at the camp until the end of April to get out.

Monday marks deadline for Kentucky voter registration

Kentucky’s primary is a month away, but Monday, April 22 is the deadline to register to vote in those elections.

  Clarksville FD hand delivers Easter eggs after original event cancelled

Saturday’s heavy rain caused a decades-long Clarksville tradition--the annual Easter egg hunt--to be cancelled. But the local fire department stepped in to make sure kids still got their Easter treats.

1 shot overnight in Shively

Officials are investigating after someone was shot in Shively early Sunday morning.

  McDonald’s robbery leads to shooting by teenage suspect

Police said the shooting happened a short distance away from the robbery at McDonald's.

Police find woman wanted in Jennings Co. murder

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a woman connected to a murder.

POSITIVELY WAVE: LMPD enlists volunteers to build beds for kids in need

LMPD officers and employees banded together to built 24 beds for families.

Clarksville to distribute 10,000 Easter eggs

The Clarksville Fire Department and Clarksville Parks will team up to distribute over 10,000 Easter eggs on Easter Sunday.

  A 5-K9 race for fallen Charlestown officer

Sergeant Ben Bertram was killed in a crash while pursuing a suspect in December. Saturday, his community held a 5-K9 so they could be there when Bertram’s name is honored in Washington DC.

  FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

On Friday, the FDA approved the first generic nasal spray used to reverse opioid overdoses.

Jefferson County Coroner’s Office searching for man’s next of kin

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is trying to locate the next of kin for a 58-year-old man.

  Louisville’s homeless population has increased, but less are sleeping on the streets

The Coalition for the Homeless released its annual census this week.

  Louisville clinic offers reduced vaccines to fight measles outbreaks

The U.S. is in the middle of multiple measles outbreaks. Cases have been confirmed in 20 states, including Kentucky and Indiana.

Pedestrian struck, killed in hit and run in Jacobs neighborhood

A pedestrian has been struck by a car on Taylor Blvd.

Two people hit in Mall of St. Matthews parking lot

A pedestrian was hit by a car Friday night in the Mall of St. Matthews parking lot, just outside the movie theater.

  WAVE Country candy stores feel the Easter rush

The Easter rush is hitting some local family-owned candy shops.

  Group conducting study on how gun violence impacts child victims in Louisville

A quadruple shooting on I-264 puts the number of people shot in April so far at 64, according to LMPD. All the victims are teens.

Groups hold annual ecumenical walk for social justice awareness

Organizers say the 1.5 mile walk is a way to remember people suffering in our community from racism, poverty and violence.

  Mayor Fischer: No gag order on budget talk, much ado about nothing

Gag order: It’s a phrase that has at least one Metro Councilmember and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer annoyed for different reasons.

Sweet Peach’s provides hundreds of hams for Easter dinner

The African-American Think Tank teamed up with Sweet Peaches to give out 200 hams Friday afternoon.

All inclusive playground dedicated at Hawthorne Elementary

The playground was the brainchild of a parent who wanted something challenging for his twin boys to play on.

  LMPD recruits sworn in amid uncertainty of future classes

Twenty-three men and women were sworn in as members of the Louisville Metro Police Department, but the city's budget crisis has forced the cancelation of a class scheduled to begin in June.

Valley High School student arrested with loaded gun this week accused in separate armed robbery

The Valley High School student arrested for making a gun threat has now been charged in an unrelated incident.

  Four teens shot in car on I-264 in west Louisville

It happened around 8:20 p.m. on Interstate 264 near the Bells Lane exit, MetroSafe confirmed. The interstate reopened at 10:30 p.m.

Congressman Yarmuth speaks out on redacted Mueller report

Yarmuth wants Congress to conduct its own investigation into possible collusion.

Derby Divas honors Shantel Lanerie’s breast cancer battle

Shantel, the wife of jockey Corey Lanerie, lost her fight against breast cancer last year.

Wanted Kentucky man sports distinctive tattoos in mug shot

Police have not released his specific charges, only that it's an active warrant.

Spalding nursing students snag Running of the Rodents win

The Running of the Rodents is one of the university’s longest traditions, swapping horses for rats in a Kentucky Derby inspired race.

  Suspended Valley High student found outside school with loaded gun

Police say the student was suspended after making a threat against the school that resulted in an increased security level.

  Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls look for votes in Louisville

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Louisville, candidates Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen and Rocky Adkins all spoke of their support for the city as the state's leading economic engine.

  Merging four Jefferson Co. fire departments could increase safety, response times

The plan involves departments in Harrod’s Creek, Worthington, Anchorage-Middletown and Eastwood Fire.

Annual Junior League luncheon celebrates community partners, Sustainers

The organization works year-round to train women through leadership, volunteerism and community impact.

Safety City celebrates 25 years of safety lessons for kids

The model city is equipped with a railroad crossing, battery-powered cars and working traffic lights.

Father accused of overdosing with toddler in backseat

Emergency workers used Narcan on the man who they said told them he stopped so he could knowingly use narcotics but said he did not think he would overdose.

Wife accused of shooting husband

According to an arrest slip, Vanessa Eubanks, 36, got into a fight with her husband because she thought he took her gun.

Yard waste collection to extend into evening

The Solid Waste Management division of Louisville Metro Public Works will now begin collection at noon, instead of 6 a.m.

  911 operators honored during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

911 dispatchers help calm you down in emergency situations, guide you over the phone and get you the help you need quickly.

  Paristown developers claim to lay first brick street in Louisville in over a century

Developers said Brent Street is in the heart of Paristown and they want it to bridge the gap between nostalgia and progress.

  Forum brings Democratic Secretary of State candidates to Louisville

The Democratic Clubs of Louisville hosted the forum on Wednesday night.

  Louisville woman sickened by salmonella sues Indianapolis produce plant

Tammy France, 50, bought the fruit from a local Kroger store in March. She says she was hospitalized with salmonella for a week.

Missing Louisville man possibly in danger

Larry Badon is a black man, 5′7″ and 158 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

LMPD, Kentucky Harvest deliver 2,500 lbs. of food to Family Scholar House

Family Scholar House provides a host of resources for single-parent families and those coming out of foster programs.

Betsy DeVos discusses school choice alongside Governor Bevin in Lexington

Devos is pushing a proposal that includes a federal tax credit for donations to a scholarship fund for private schools.

Body found in Ohio River identified

The body was found April 12 near the junction of Silver Creek and the Ohio River.

Man convicted of stabbing boy to death in Cherokee Park takes plea deal

Joseph Cambron pleaded guilty to manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

  Waggener High teacher reassigned while district investigates fight with student

Cell phone video shows math teacher Charmaine Cureton confronting a girl in her class who swore at her.

Man shot, killed in southwest Louisville near Cane Run Park

The shooting was reported at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday on Saddlebrook Lane, MetroSafe confirmed.

  Louisville Metro Council to consider public policy legislation following viral traffic stop

The council is pushing for change, but those supporting police say officers are getting results.

New Lincoln SUV to be built at Louisville Ford plant

Ford is introducing a new compact SUV to its Lincoln lineup.

Mayor Fischer partners with Red Cross for Give a Day Blood Drive

This time of year is a vital donation period for the Red Cross.

  Metro Council questions LMPD chief over traffic stop policy

Council members asked the chief if policies the department is using specifically target west Louisville or profile certain people by their race.

  ACLU Kentucky hopes to shine light on juvenile justice reform

The ACLU of Kentucky opened the door to discuss juvenile justice reform during a six-part series at the Louisville Urban League.

2 people shot at house in Hazelwood neighborhood

The shooting was reported around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Craig Avenue, MetroSafe confirmed.

  Dubai leader accused of holding daughter hostage could be banned from Derby

Sheikh Mohammed operates two horse racing farms in Kentucky and 10 of his horses have raced in the Derby.

Bystander saves child from drowning at Fern Creek pool

Emergency crews were called to resuscitate a child who started drowning at an apartment’s pool in Fern Creek on Tuesday night.

Healthy Start program gets $4.6 million grant to reduce infant mortality

A healthy start is the key to a successful life, and Tuesday, the city of Louisville received a big grant to help make that possible for every citizen.

  Months of planning for Louisville’s Give a Day Week pays off

An organization that collects used bikes, repairs them and gives them to those who need them to get to work made several major donations during Give a Day Week.

Jewish Hospital celebrates organ transplantation milestone

More than 100 organ donation recipients, their families and donors celebrated the gift of life.