Sunrise to Go: Friday, May 2 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Friday, May 2

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

1. Derby weekend forecast -- You've chosen your Oaks and Derby attire for the track or a weekend of parties, but will you need a coat or an umbrella? Check out one of the most eagerly anticipated forecasts of the year in Louisville from WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team Meteorologist Christie Dutton.

2. 140th Kentucky Oaks -- Pink is Louisville's signature color today as Churchill Downs celebrates the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks, the Kentucky Derby's sister race and the nation's most lucrative race for 3-year-old fillies. Read how the event celebrates women and the spirit of survivorship, and find out about street closures near the historic track by clicking here.

3. Hoppertunity knocks -- The team of  the "also eligible" Kentucky Derby horse, Pablo Del Monte, have to make a decision by 8:59 this morning about weather to run the #21 thoroughbred after Hoppertunity bowed out of the race due to a hint of a foot problem.

4. Waterfront Jam -- Waterfront Park will be rocking tonight as Kroger's Fest-a-Ville continues with Waterfront Jam. Country music star and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will headline tonight's show. The Voice winner Cassadee Pope will also take the stage along with Steve Holy. Gates open tonight at 5:00. The show starts at 6:30. Ticket are still available.

5. Star Gazing -- Several star-studded Derby Eve parties get underway tonight, the Barnstable Brown Gala and the Julep Ball are among the highest profile parties. Click here for the Barnstable Brown celebrity guest list, and click here to see which stars will attend the Julep Ball.

6. Cozmic One -- The firstborn foal of celebrity thoroughbred Zenyatta is now a colt, learning to become a racehorse like his mother. WAVE 3 News anchor John Boel traveled to Mayberry Farm in Ocala, Florida to check in on Cozmic One to show you how he's learning to fly.

7. Fire injury -- A 12-year-old boy suffered serious burns on his arms during an overnight fire near Louisville's Russell Lee Park. An arson crew is trying to determine how the fire started.

8. Community without police? -- West Buechel faces the possibility of being without a police department. Today is the last day on the job for the city's current police chief. The mayor of West Buechel must appoint a temporary chief to keep the department running. Last night, council members voted 3 to 2 against the proposed chief.

9. Double murder investigation -- More than 200 people sang, cried and prayed Thursday night in memory of a Nelson County mother and daughter whose murders remain unsolved. Kathy and Samantha Netherland were killed last week at their home in the Botland community near Bardstown. 

10. Camm claim -- An attorney for David Camm says he plans to file a lawsuit against Floyd County and state defendants that could be worth up to $30 million. Camm was acquitted last year following his third trial for the 2000 murders of his wife and two young children. He was found guilty in 2004 and 2006, but those verdicts were overturned, leading to a third trial that ended with the not guilty verdicts.

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