Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, June 10 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, June 10

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

1: Storms: A low pressure system moves over us bringing showers this morning and a risk of strong storms this afternoon.  There is a slight risk of severe storms to the south of Louisville for gusty winds.  We will be monitoring rainfall amounts across WAVE Country today for this threat of localized flooding. 

2: Free Meals:  Three out of every four students at Jefferson County Public Schools would qualify for a free lunch under a proposal the school board will consider Tuesday. JCPS administrators are looking to join a federal program that would allow 55,000 students at 95 schools to receive free meals, regardless of their parents' income. It would mean hundreds of dollars in savings for some parents, while the federal government reimburses the district for providing the free meals for more students.

3: Dixie Highway: Big changes including five new town centers filled with restaurants and stores may be down the road for Dixie Highway. Monday during a brainstorming session pedestrian safety was at the top of the list for the centers which may extend up to one mile long. Developers pointed to recent accidents as the cause for concern. One of them happened last April after a man died while trying to walk across Dixie's six lanes. The accidents are so prevalent, they've now caught the attention of the Federal Highway Administration.

4: Attack: New Albany police shot and killed a pair of loose dogs after they attacked and hurt a neighbor. When authorities arrived on the scene after the attack EMTs helped the victim, George Underhill, while officers found the dogs nearby. Animal control officers tried to detain the dogs but when they became more aggressive the officer asked police to step in. that's when they shot and killed the dogs.

5: Shooting: A lot of questions remain after a man who shot while driving down the Gene Snyder Freeway, or Interstate 265. On Monday Louisville Metro police held a press conference where they released few details about the case. They said since there have been no arrests made in the case, they do not know the motive behind the shooting.

6: Apology:  Probably no one was more disappointed with California Chrome's 4th place finish in the Belmont than his co-owner Steve Coburn. His rant after the race gained almost as much attention as the race itself. Monday he apologized but was it the sportsmanship we'd all been wanting to see from Coburn or too little too late?

7: Underage Drinking: As students across Kentuckiana graduate high school and summer break goes into full swing, it's no secret underage drinking parties will start to pick up. But there is a reason law enforcement agencies and community groups are particularly concerned in southern Indiana. While the state of Indiana consistently seems to sit above the national average for teenage drinking, the southeastern counties rank above state averages.

8: Statement: The family of a young bride, killed in a car crash, is thanking Kentucky for caring for Ashlee Berry.  Berry was killed when heading home to her fiancé. She was hit head on by a van on the Joe Prather Highway. The driver of that van is accused of kidnapping three children and fleeing from police.

9: Murder-Suicide: Indiana authorities say the married couple who police say killed three people in Las Vegas had lived in the Lafayette area before moving west.

10: Diploma: A high school senior who likely taught his teachers and fellow students a few things about life received his diploma Monday. Ten years ago when Willie Burton was just 8 years old he was making news as the first person in Kentuckiana to use a hartwalker device. Now, Willie Burton is 18 years old and officially a graduate of Fairdale High School. Brenda and Larry Burton adopted Willie when he was a newborn. His birth mother who was a drug addict didn't want to keep him. Although he has cerebral palsy his parent's faith lifted and pushed him.

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