Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, June 17 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, June 17

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

1: Warm and Sunny: Yesterday was the first day this year with highs in the 90s and we are headed back to the 90s again today with humidity on the rise.  We will stay dry today with plenty of sunshine.  You'll see a few more clouds tomorrow with highs returning to the 90s. 

2: World Cup: If you spent even five minutes at Saints in St. Matthews Monday night, you may have forgotten you were still in Louisville. Rowdy fans gathered to cheer on the United States soccer team in the 2014 World Cup. With all the excitement surrounding the sport we asked people if Louisville's love of soccer was enough to support the city's new possible pro-team.

3: Cards Lose: Parker French and Travis Duke limited Louisville to four hits, and Texas manufactured runs in three straight innings to beat the Cardinals 4-1 in a College World Series elimination game Monday.

4: New Officers: City officials reached a compromise with police concerning the number of officers versus the amount of funds Monday night. During the meeting Jeffersonville Police Chief Chris Grimm made the case to hire more officers using a portion of the city's $5 million budget surplus. "What better way to spend it than on public safety?" He asked council members. Grimm followed his question by requesting the council to hire five new officers every year for the next five years. He said he wants the added officers, in part, to keep up with the thousands of new visitors coming to Jeffersonville since the Big Four Bridge opened.

5: Shooting: A 19-year-old was killed and his 25-year-old sister suffered a gunshot wound to the face during a shooting near a day care Monday morning, according to Louisville Metro Police. LMPD spokeswoman Officer Carey Klain said the shooting was reported at 10:50 a.m. at the Willow Creek Apartments in the 5200 block of Shepherdsville Road.

6: Fraud: Four women accused of defrauding the state pleaded not guilty to misusing state money intended to assist Kentucky's low income working families. Katrina Clyburn, Larithia Walker, Tyaundra King-Thompson and Latanya Williams-Crawford were arraigned in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

7: Investigation: The death of a southern Indiana inmate is under investigation after an autopsy could not determine a cause of death. Johnnie Locklear, 48, died after being transferred to Scott County Hospital and now his family and close friends just want to know what happened.  It was clear to Richard Smith that Locklear was not in the right state of mind on Wednesday when he was taken into custody after a call led deputies to man believed to be hallucinating.

8: Shoplifting: An arrest report says a woman admitted that she left her two children in a car while she went into a store to shoplift. Around 3:15 p.m. June 15, Metro police were called to the Walmart on Raggard Road in Pleasure Ridge Park about two children that had been left along in a car. After getting to the store the officer was told the children had been taken inside the store and their mother was being held for shoplifting.

9: Rivalry: Louisville will host in-state rival Kentucky on Dec. 27 in a game that will be billed as the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout. Portions of the proceeds from the game to be broadcast on ESPN2 will benefit the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Wildcats lead the series 32-15 and have won six of seven against the Cardinals, including twice last season. Kentucky won the second meeting 74-69 at the NCAA Midwest region semifinal in Indianapolis en route to its runner-up finish.

10: Mosquito: Public health authorities are warning Americans to be aware of a dangerous mosquito-borne illness that is that is hitting the Caribbean islands and other locations overseas .They call it chikungunya, a debilitating, mosquito-borne virus that can be transferred from mosquitos to humans back to mosquitos.

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