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Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, April 16

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

1: Warm-up: A killing frost has developed this morning with temperatures below freezing early, but plenty of sunshine will begin a warming trend this afternoon. There is a freeze warning until 11 a.m. We expect sunshine and warmer temperatures for tomorrow as well.

2: Mistrial - A Jefferson Circuit Court judge declared a mistrial in the murder case of Dejuan Hammond on Tuesday and now the prosecutor's office is having to come to its own defense. Hammond was being tried for planning the March 23, 2009 murder of Troya Sheckles, the star witness in a murder trial of Hammond's brother, Lloyd Hammond.

3: Suicide: A Male High School student took her life shortly after posting a video online. It's more common than you might think. Seven Counties Services, a behavioral health agency, said there were three times more suicides than homicides in Louisville in 2012 and Kentucky ranks number two in teenage suicide. Because what essentially was a suicide note was placed on social media, Seven Counties Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Gloria Berry said it impacts the young people who view the message and encourages parents to speak with their children about suicide.

4: Help: Although suicides are not normally covered on the news because so many people have viewed the video, it's important to be reminded of some of the resources out there that can help. Twenty additional grief counselors were at the school all day to allow students to talk to someone whenever they needed to. Three months ago, Dr. Frankel opened The Couch, an immediate care center for mental illness, one of the first of its kind in the country. It's a place patients can receive psychiatry and counseling services on a walk-in basis. She deals a lot with people suffering from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

5: Officer in Crash: A Louisville Metro Police Department officer and the driver of an SUV were injured in a wreck on Interstate 64. According to MetroSafe, the crash happened just after 10 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-64, between 22nd and 9th Streets.Police said the officer was on traffic duty on I-64 when the driver of the SUV misjudged the distance they had to merge and rear ended the officer's cruiser. Both the officer and the driver of the SUV were taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

6: Arrest: A man is facing murder charges in connection to the assault of a man who walked in on a burglary at his place of employment, resulting in his death. According to Louisville Metro police, Raymon Murrell was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday.

7: Bridge: The United States Transportation Secretary is holding up the Ohio River Bridges Project as an example of how states and the federal government can cooperate to pay for construction and he's pushing for President Barack Obama's $302 billion proposal for road improvements.

8: TLC: A place where heroes are laid to rest has been looking less than peaceful. A community cemetery in the Petersburg-Newburgh area needed some TLC and it is getting some help from a veterans organization.

9: Fundraiser: Derby Season is always a busy time filled with parties. One of those parties is now in its 8th year and it's done a lot of good things for people in Kentuckiana. Angela Tafel is one of the Derby Divas. She's the women behind the annual event at Rodes clothing store in Louisville. The 300 women filling the store on April 17 will be raising money for breast cancer screenings. That's why the Derby Divas event is so important to her. The money raised from the event, along with additional funds from Thornton's, funds the Norton Cancer Institute's mobile unit. The unit provides a place where women can get a clinical breast exam, pap smear and even a mammogram.

10: Happening Today: There's going to be some horsing around at Louisville Slugger Field Wednesday. The cast and crew of '50-1' will be galloping into town just as the Bats take on the Indians. The meet-and-greet is part of a cross-country bus tour mirroring the trip racehorse ‘Mine That Bird' took on his way to the 2009 Kentucky Derby.The group will roll in from 4:00 until 7:30.

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