LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Happy Wednesday! Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:
1: Rain: Today will not be a complete washout, but you may want to take the umbrella. Most of the morning and early afternoon will be dry, but showers and storms are expected during the late afternoon and tonight.
2: Lady Cards: After losing by three points to Maryland and missing out on the women's Final Four, University of Louisville Head Coach Jeff Walz came to the podium and thanked the fans before he did anything else. A screaming crowd of 14,002 fans came out to the KFC Yum! Center Tuesday night to cheer on the UofL women.
3: Lockdown: Students on Murray State University's campus were told to stay indoors after reports that a man with a gun was on campus. The lockdown was lifted Tuesday night around 11:00. Murray city and campus police questioned one person, but that person was released.
4: Waterfront Violence: A number of community activists claim more police, more cameras and more punishment won't prevent a recurrence of the mob violence that plagued downtown and Waterfront Park two weekends ago. Instead, they are pushing jobs and community centers.
5: TARC: Metro Council members got an earful from people as they rode a TARC bus Tuesday afternoon seeking input on safety concerns after a deadly stabbing. Democratic council members David Tandy, Attica Scott, Barbara Shanklin and David James took about a 20-minute ride along Broadway from Shawnee Park to 6th Street. Riders suggested putting more police officers on buses and providing teenagers with jobs so they wouldn't cause trouble. Some cautioned the council members they should come back at night to see the problems for themselves.
6: 911 Calls: Emergency calls made after two teenagers were stabbed onboard a TARC bus in downtown Louisville have been obtained by WAVE 3 News. The 911 tapes revealed two calls were made to emergency dispatchers about five minutes apart. Both came from the TARC dispatcher to alert police there was trouble onboard the bus when Anthony Allen boarded on March 16.
7: DUI: LaRue County's Superintendent Sam Sanders gets to keep his job after a DUI arrest last weekend, at least for now. A special meeting was called Tuesday evening to decide what to do following Sanders' arrest. Due to the personal matter of the case, the board met behind closed doors where they looked over Sander's contract with an attorney.
8: Chase: A driver who led police on a short chase in a stolen vehicle was ejected in a crash that involved two other vehicles, according to Sellersburg police. Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan said officers received a report the suspect was driving erratically in downtown Sellersburg Tuesday evening. Police were able to catch up to the suspect on State Road 403, heading toward Charlestown, but the driver refused to stop.
9: Drugs: It wasn't an April Fool's joke when officers arrested more than a dozen suspected drug dealers in southern Indiana Tuesday morning. All of the charges are A and B felonies. Clarksville police said they targeted heroin, cocaine and prescription pill dealers. One by one police busted person after person. In just a few hours they said they were able to get 15 alleged drug dealers off the streets, all accused of selling in the town limits of Clarksville.
10: Thuder: Thunder Over Louisville is just days away. This is the 25th year for the event and organizers are promising an amazing show. This year's theme is Throwback Thunder, and will give those who attend a musical taste of the past 24 years.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:06:24 GMT
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