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Sunrise to Go: Monday, May 5

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

1: Warm: The warm and dry weather continues with highs in the 80s through Thursday. We are in a stretch of dry weather that will last through most of the work week. Our next chance of thunderstorms arrives during the weekend for Friday through Sunday.

2: New Overnight: A fire stopped production of peanut butter at one company Monday morning. Crews were called to the Algood Food in the 7400 block of Trade Port Drive in PRP Sunday night around 10:30. The fire may have started in a peanut roaster and spread through the ventilation. It took about 45 minutes to put out the fire. No injuries were reported but some of the equipment was damaged.

3: Winner: California Chrome, with jockey Victor Espinoza aboard, raced to victory Saturday in the 140th Kentucky Derby. Saturday's Kentucky Derby race was run in front of the event's second-largest crowd ever - 164,906 people, just 401 short of 2012's record of 165,307. The 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby race has been dubbed "fastest two minutes in sports." It is the first leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing. The last horse to win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes was Affirmed in 1978.The Preakness will be held on May 17 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Belmont Stakes follows on June 7 in Elmont, New York.

4: Cleanup: The day after Derby isn't about roses. Instead, it's about hoses and noses. "Whoa, this stuff stinks," Atherton High School football coach Kenny Walker heard time and again Sunday morning. Walker was among several dozen coaches representing Kentuckiana high school teams, whom Churchill Downs hired to clear the Derby debris. After a crowd only a few hundred shy of breaking the attendance record, more than 40 tons of trash were left behind.

5: Sunday: Derby celebrations and economic impact didn't end Sunday as people spilled out to enjoy the beautiful weather which helped make Derby 140 such as success.

6: Police: Louisville Metro Police beefed up patrol for Derby weekend and reported some arrests, but no major crime. According to police, post-Oaks celebrations brought more than 60 arrests. Of those, 21 were for felony charges. Most arrests took place in the detail areas of West Broadway, Baxter Avenue and 4th Street Live. Most of those felonies were for drug offenses and outstanding warrants.  On Derby Day, officers made 11 arrests at the track including a couple for people accused of scalping tickets. In targeted, detail areas, police made 58 arrests, mostly from drug and alcohol related offenses.

7: Arrest: A University of Louisville basketball player was arrested following the Kentucky Oaks on May 2. Mangok Mathiang, 21, was following police officers who had arrested his friend, the arrest warrant says. Police say they asked him to leave, but he continued to follow them. The report also says that he dropped a beer can. Mathiang was arrested around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of 3rd Street and Central Avenue near the University of Louisville campus. He is charged with failure to disperse and drinking in a public place.

8: Big Four: Police arrested two men on weapons charges after responding to complaints that a group of people were harassing children at a playground and throwing rocks off the Big Four Bridge, almost hitting a young child.

9: Happening Today: More than two dozen guns and knives linked to a criminal investigation of former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will go up for auction Monday. According to the ‘State Journal', 13 Remington rifles and 16 Case knives were purchased for visiting commissioners attending the 2008 Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture in Lexington. Farmer eventually took the items for himself. The auction will be Monday morning starting at 9:00 at the Kentucky Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources headquarters.

10:  MERS: A man hospitalized in Indiana with the first U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East is improving, state health officials said Saturday. The Indiana Department of Health said in a statement late Saturday that the patient remains at Community Hospital in Munster in good condition and is "improving each day."

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