Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, April 15 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, April 15

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

1: Snow: Light snow and rain will come to an end this morning after a light covering for some this morning. Road temperatures are above freezing so the snow won't cause any issues. Winds pick up today and temperatures stay in the 40s, feeling in the 30s. A freeze warning goes into effect at 9 p.m. tonight and lasts through 11 a.m. Wednesday.

2: Tax Dollars: A costly special session is almost a certainty because Kentucky lawmakers are at an impasse over the state's road plan, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Monday.Special sessions cost taxpayers about $65,000 a day and are unpopular among voters, yet House and Senate leaders played political brinksmanship late Monday as the regular session neared its final day.

3: Husky: A husky puppy is back in the loving hands of its owners after being stolen from inside its home near Churchill Downs the night of Thunder. The Kentuckiana Lost & Found Pet Network jumped in with the lead after being contacted about the dog. They provided the family with the information. Estel Camera's sister had found it wandering around and brought it over.

4: Thunder Budget: Louisville Metro Police set aside $3.6 million to cover officers' overtime this fiscal year but mob violence at Waterfront Park prompted beefed-up security for Thunder Over Louisville. More than 1,100 law enforcement officers patrolled Waterfront Park and other Thunder venues this weekend, most of whom worked for LMPD.

5: Accident: The identity of a pedestrian who was hit by a Jeep after Thunder Over Louisville has been released. According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jo-Ann Farmer, Michael Purnell, 22, died of multiple blunt force injuries at 1:43 p.m. Monday at University of Louisville Hospital. Louisville Metro Police said Purnell walked in front of the Jeep at 3730 River Road around midnight Sunday.

6: Harrell Returns: Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell has announced that he's returning for his junior season with the Cardinals. Harrell had been projected as a possible late first-round NBA draft selection after becoming an imposing force on both ends for the Cardinals (31-6) last season. The 6-foot-8 power forward led Louisville with 8.4 rebounds per game, was second to Russ Smith in scoring at 14.0 points and just two behind blocks leader Mangok Mathiang with 49.

7: Willie Returns:  Kentucky has announced that 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein will return for his junior season. Cauley-Stein missed the final three games of the Wildcats' run to the NCAA championship game after sustaining a left ankle injury in the Midwest Region semifinal against Louisville. He had been projected as a possible top-15 NBA draft pick but said in a statement Monday he wanted to return and move closer to earning his degree.

8: WNBA:  A star player who helped the University of Louisville women's basketball team advance to a 2014 NCAA Elite Eight game has been selected to play in the WNBA. Shoni Schimmel was the 8th pick of Monday's draft and now has a spot on the Atlanta Dream's roster.

9: Troubleshooter: When is a lifetime warranty, not really forever? Tyfiani Chandler, a WAVE 3 News viewer, contacted the Troubleshooter claiming a national brand was refusing to honor a promise to stand behind their work. When Chandler recently went to her basement she had to laugh. A day before she was going to show her house to a buyer, it started to leak. Olshan lived up to the warranty twice in the past when Chandler's basement sprung new leaks, but this time she called the 1-800 number on the website, located right above that lifetime warranty guarantee, the number was disconnected.

10:Running for a Cause: April 15 will mark one year since two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three people and injuring hundreds. Tens of thousands of runners are preparing to run the race again, including more than 70 local runners who qualified for the Boston Marathon this year. They were celebrated at Fleet Feet Monday night as dozens gathered to encourage all the participants and reflect on the past.

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