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Sunrise to Go: Thursday, April 17

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

1. Warmer weather – A frost advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. for areas east of Louisville, but then the mercury rises. Meteorologist Christie Dutton with the WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team looks ahead to Easter Sunday in her forecast.

2. Doss threat - JCPS officials say classes will go on as scheduled at Doss High School today following the discovery of a threatening message inside a girl's restroom. Police searched the school and found nothing else unusual. The school will be searched again today.

3. Student's suicide – JCPS counselors and psychologists are encouraging parents to be on the lookout for suicide warning signs after a 16-year-old student at Louisville Male Traditional High School took her own life. Click here for resources and to read a statement from the student's family.

4. Schook sentencing – Sentencing begins today for James Schook, a former priest who was found guilty on Wednesday on three counts of sodomy and one count of indecent exposure. The case centers around abuse allegations from the 1970s.

5. VA hospital plan  – Traffic issues could stand in the way of a new VA hospital in eastern Jefferson County. At a meeting on Wednesday night, opponents complained the proposed site along Brownsboro Road near the Watterson Expressway would be too hectic. Project Manager George Odorizzi said the Kentucky Department of Transportation is working on solution.

6. Milton-Madison Bridge – Officials with the Milton-Madison Bridge project said the new bridge will open to all motorists at 11:59 tonight. The new span was slid into place last week.

7. Rupp Arena – Fan memberships to fund part of the Rupp Arena renovations became a key sticking point that doomed the effort to fund the improvements, according to Kentucky senators. Gov. Steve Beshear is still deciding whether to call a special session to address the funding.  

8. Kentucky Xtreme sacked – Louisville's only professional football franchise has been sacked, leaving season ticket holders scrambling to get refunds. One team officials said the Xtreme would try to provide refunds but stopped short of guaranteeing them.

9. Mine That Bird – The 2009 Kentucky Derby winner is back in the spotlight with a new movie, 50 to 1, about his wild journey to Churchill Downs and a new exhibit that opens today at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The film opens tomorrow.

10. Bill Nye debate – TV's "Science Guy" says he underestimated the impact of his February debate in Kentucky with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham on evolution and creationism. Read his comments about the debate here.

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