Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, May 14 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, May 14

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

1: Storms: A strong low pressure system will be moving through WAVE Country today bringing numerous thunderstorms, some of which could be severe this afternoon and tonight.  The main threat will be wind damage, but localized flooding and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. 

2: Shooting: One man is dead and a pregnant woman is undergoing surgery after a double shooting in an apartment complex in downtown Louisville, according to police. The shooting was reported at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday in Building A of Dosker Manor Resident Corporation, located at 413 East Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said both of the victims were shot on the 12th floor of the complex.

3: Suspects: A sister in left in shambles as she searches for answers to help find her sibling's killer. On May 9, Donesha McStoots, 21, was found shot near Knob Creek Gun Range in Bullitt County. Kenny Sumner, the owner of the gun range, said he was closing up when he heard four loud, quick gunshots near the entrance of his business. He thought it was someone trespassing but when he went to check it out, when he found McStoots struggling along the gravel, bleeding and barely clothed. So far police have not named any suspects.

4: Cockfighting: In March, when I recorded a Kentucky state representative and candidate for U.S. Senate speaking at a cockfighting rally, the bloodsport had just been made a federal crime. But before cockfighting advocates could make any progress on changing the law, the law pounced after a recent cockfighting event for hundreds at the Big Blue pit in McDowell, Kentucky.

5: Memorial: A large crowd gathered Tuesday night at The Farmer's Market Pavilion in Bardstown to remember fallen Officer Jason Ellis. The Bardstown community is still hurting from the May 25, 2013 murder of Ellis. Those who couldn't be in the Nation's Capitol for the National Police Officer's Memorial to honor him wanted the family to know they were there in their hearts and minds.

6: Candidates: Two well-known candidates in West Louisville are facing each other in one of the city's most contested primary races. Jessica Green, the daughter of former Metro councilwoman Judy Green, is running against incumbent Attica Scott. Scott replaced the elder Green after she was removed from the council for violating ethics rules. Green, a former prosecutor, said her mother's legacy is helping, not hurting, on the campaign trail in the First District.

7: Dream Trip: Disney dreams will come true for a 5-year-old whose siblings were killed in a fire.In March, WAVE 3 News broke the story about a broken promise made to Tatyana Hughes. From the moment Tatyana awakened from a coma, all she could talk about was a trip to Walt Disney World. Vacation plans fell through because of several reasons. However, the child still didn't understand. Two viewers couldn't ignore the story. Steve and Terri Bass made a generous donation to ensure Tatyana experienced a fairy tale vacation. Southwest Airlines also donated non-stop tickets from Louisville, Kentucky to Orlando, Florida to cover airfare.

8: School: A drastic decision by the Jefferson County School Board to close one of their underachieving schools is leaving some parents wondering what will happen to their children. The Jefferson County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve a district plan that would close Myers and reassign all students to other schools this fall.The 6th graders will be divided out to 10 other middle schools. Seventh and 8th graders will go to Waggener High School, where they will be taught separately from high schoolers. So, what will happen to the 20 special needs students?

9: Kingdom: Crews have been busy putting the finishing touches on a Louisville theme park. At Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay Tuesday water was filling the wave pool while an aquatic team was making sure Mile High Falls was good to go. The revamped water park will feature a 12-story tall slide, so tall the Louisville International Airport had to suspend air traffic to allow the park to put the final pieces in place. The park is scheduled to open May 24.

10: Happening Today: There are jobs available in the Louisville metro area! 55 local area employers such as Jefferson County Public Schools, Kroger, UPS, ResCare HomeCare & Kentucky Farm Bureau have stepped up their hiring and will be interviewing to fill open positions at the "May" Job Fair on Wednesday May 14th from 10am-2pm at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium inside the Brown & Williamson Club.

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