Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, December 18 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, December 18

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:

1. Big Warm Up - Get ready for near-record warmth! WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team Meteorologist Lauren Jones expects it will last into the weekend, but a severe weather threat is on the horizon.

2. Mega Millions Winners - The BIG winners of last night's $636 million dollar jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history, reportedly are in California and Georgia, but check your ticket closely. There could be some second prize winners in Kentucky and Indiana. Click here for the winning numbers.

3. Threatened Killing Spree - A Spencer County couple has landed behind bars after accusations that they threatened to go on a killing spree after losing custody of their grandchildren.

4. JCPS Lawsuit - A student's mother is suing Kentucky's largest school district, claiming her daughter was attacked and sexually assaulted by six other students on a school bus last March. Two principals, an assistant principal and the bus driver are named in the suit.

5. So Long, Silos? - A Louisville landmark likely will come down now that the University of Louisville has made a $3.3 million deal to buy the old silo property off Interstate 65 near Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

6. Free Shipping Day - Experts say nearly half of holiday shoppers will turn to the internet today to finish up their seasonal buying since this is known as Free Shipping Day. Nearly 900 retailers are participating at

7. Googling Kevin Ware - Ware, who suffered a horrific on-court leg injury during last season's Elite Eight, has been declared Google's fourth "most searched athlete of the year." Two accused murderers are ahead of Ware on the list, and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is right behind him at #5.

8. New Albany: The Movie - A screening of a new documentary about the Floyd County community will happen at the Grand Theater tonight at 7:00. New Albany: The City by the River highlights the city's past, present businesses and booming downtown, as well as what New Albany could look like in the future.

9. Know Before You Go - A number of lane restrictions and closures will be in effect at various times throughout the day and evening because of work on the Ohio River Bridges Project. Click here for a complete rundown of what to expect on the roads today and all this week.

10. Sunrise Christmas Kettle Competition - Who do you want to spare from wearing an ugly Christmas sweater on the air: John Boel, Lauren Jones, Christie Dutton or  Chris McGill? The person who receives the least amount of money in their individual WAVE 3 News Sunrise Online Red Kettles will don the gay apparel. All proceeds go to the Salvation Army. Donations are tax deductible. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted forms of payment. You have until Christmas Eve to donate to the kettles.

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