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Sunrise to Go: Monday, March 31

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

1: Sunny Day:  We have a nice temperature boost today into the 70s this afternoon with plenty of sunshine. A few clouds move in tonight, and it stays warmer than last night. We have a slight chance of rain early tomorrow morning, but most of the day will be dry and warm as we return to the 70s.

2: Final Four: The Wildcats and all those freshmen are headed to the Final Four - a trip to Big D courtesy of a big shot by Aaron Harrison that kept a late-season streak going only weeks after so much had seemed lost.

3: Elite Eight: Shoni Schimmel scored 19 points and Tia Gibbs added five 3-pointers and third-seeded Louisville rolled seventh-seeded LSU 73-47 on Sunday to reach the regional final of the NCAA tournament.

4: Snow Day: A bill relaxing Kentucky's school attendance laws is expected to be signed by Gov. Steve Beshear today. Both the Kentucky House and Senate have approved the bill which now awaits final enrollment. It would suspend the state law requiring school districts have at least 170 days of classes this school year - as long as districts have at least 1,062 hours of classroom time. The only exception is no school district can have classes after June 6.

5: Innocent: The teens accused of mob violence in last week's Waterfront assaults are claiming their innocence. The mothers of Shaquazz Allen and Tyrone Booker painted a much different picture than their mugshots. Community leaders and hundreds of residents walked the Big Four Bridge Sunday afternoon to show support and take ownership of the space meant to be enjoyed by everyone.

6: Budget: After hours spent in closed session, budget negotiators from Kentucky's House and Senate didn't include $65 million in state bonding for a proposed expansion Rupp Arena. They did provide an unspecified amount of money for initial planning and design, and said they would ask Lexington's mayor to return next year with a better financing plan.

7: Sewage: There has been a complete failure of the sewage treatment plant that serves the city of Hunters Hollow in Northern Bullitt County. Anyone who pays the Hunters Hollow Sewage Treatment System is affected. EMA officials say residents should reduce the amount of waste water they are producing. Any water that is used for washing dishes, laundry or other functions goes into the sewage treatment system.

8: DUI: LaRue County Schools Superintendent was arrested for DUI in board of education vehicle by Hodgenville Police.

9: Hero: According to the Franklin County Sheriff, Brian Saucier ran across the street and discovered the homeowner had been trying to escape a fire and collapsed at the doorway. Saucier pulled the victim into the yard.

10: Last Day: As the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks draws nearer so does a special part of the day that has nothing to do with horse racing.  In 2014, 140 cancer survivors will take to the track at Churchill Downs. Today is the last day to nominate someone to be included in the Survivor's Parade.

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