Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, May 13 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, May 13

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

1: Storms: A slow approaching cold front will bring scattered storms this afternoon, but you'll get some breaks from the storms today with partly sunny skies at times and warm temperatures. A few storms will be expected tonight with mild temperatures. Numerous storms move through WAVE Country tomorrow with a slight risk of severe storms tomorrow afternoon and night. Our main threat tomorrow will be damaging winds.

2: Traffic: Expect major traffic changes when you wake up this morning. When you head into downtown you'll find Interstate 65 north reduced from three lanes to two lanes from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street. Expect major traffic changes when you wake up Tuesday morning. When you head into downtown you'll find Interstate 65 north reduced from three lanes to two lanes from Muhammad Ali Boulevard to Witherspoon Street.More >>

3: Closing: Myers Middle School couldn't live up to its own welcome marquee, which reads, "success is the only option." Hundreds of middle school students will be reassigned to other schools when the Jefferson County Public School closes after this academic year. Students and staff will be "repurposed" and the building will be used for something else during the 2014-2015 school year.

4: Gas Lines: A hidden danger could be lying underneath your home. Decaying and corroding gas pipelines are being blamed for fiery and often deadly explosions, and hundreds of miles of these risky gas lines remain in use all over Kentuckiana.

5:Accused:  The pastor of two Roman Catholic parishes in Marion County has been placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Louisville after he was accused for a second time of child sexual abuse.

6: Pension: Kentucky teachers are preparing to go to court over what they say is rightfully theirs. They believe their retirements are in danger due to pension funds being slashed.

7: Crash: Neighbors said they were surprised but not shocked after a Jefferson County Public Schools bus went off the road near Hartstern Elementary. The accident happened near a curving section of Monaco Drive near Buena Vista Court.

8: Jersey: FedEx threw it away. Now University of Louisville fans are stepping up to try and get Russ Smith's 2013 national championship jersey back to him.  From the graduation stage to the basketball court, UofL loves Russ Smith. After our May 9 report about shipping giant FedEx throwing away his national championship jersey, social media sites went nuts. Now, Jonathan Blue, a Cardinals fan and CEO of Blue Equity, is putting his money where his mouth is. Blue tweeted a $3,000 reward offer to anyone who returns the missing jersey.

9: Ellis: Louisville Legend was laid to rest Monday as family and friends said goodbye to Jimmy Ellis. The former Heavyweight Champion of the World died Tuesday, May 6 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was 74. Now, there's an effort underway to make Ellis a hometown hero.  You've seen the large mural banner's on buildings all over Louisville with our hometown heroes. A group led by local boxing supporters certainly believe Jimmy Ellis belongs in that group.

10: New Baby: For one Louisville couple, this Mother's Day was truly a reason to celebrate. They had been waiting months to bring their baby home after the child's mother developed a serious placenta issue, forcing his birth to happen 11 weeks early.

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