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Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, July 1

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

1: Hot: It is extremely muggy this morning!  Most of the storms will arrive during the afternoon through tonight. These storms have the potential to power up and become severe with wind damage and hail.  The heat and humidity will peak today with a heat index temperature of 100 degrees this afternoon. 

2: Shooting: One person has died and another taken to the hospital following an overnight shooting in downtown Louisville. Officers were called to 19th and Madison around 1:30 Tuesday morning. A 28-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were shot in the middle of the road. The man died at the hospital and the woman was shot in the foot. She is expected to be okay.

3: Fire: Crews responded to a commercial fire early Tuesday morning. Shortly before 4:00 a.m., firefighters were called to Contemporary Galleries off North Hurstbourne Parkway. The shopping center also houses the Bristol and Lucky's Market. By 5:00 a.m., the fire was under control and crews determined one sofa caught fire, possibly due to a lamp near-by. Sprinklers were activated and there is water damage in the store.

4: Crash: The eastbound lanes of I-64 near Poseyville re-opened shortly after 8:00 p.m. Monday following an accident involving an Indiana State Trooper and another vehicle. State Police say Trooper Wes Alexander was driving his patrol car west on I-64 with his emergency lights activated. For unknown reasons, Trooper Alexander's car left the road, crossed the median into the eastbound lanes of I-64, and hit a car driven by Sherri Jones of Louisville.

5: Bridge: Fire crews remained near the Kentucky and Indiana Bridge overnight Monday, putting out hotspots after over the Ohio River raged for hours. Two train cars caught fire around 6:05 p.m. Monday after flames began in the railroad ties, Louisville firefighters said. At least 100 firefighters from Louisville and New Albany worked to battle the fire, and three New Albany firefighters were recovering from heat-related illnesses.

6: Adoption: It's a journey of love and heartbreak for two Louisville families. They've legally adopted their children, but the Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended their exit letters, leaving the families in limbo. Jon Meacham shared photographs of his two daughters, "This is Leslie, the first girl that passed away and she was 9 months old," he explained. Meacham brought out another picture, "That was our legally adopted daughter Josephine, that's when she was only 3 months old." Two baby girls who would have called Louisville home. Two girls who would have called Jon Meacham and his wife Bethany Meacham mom and dad and two girls who would have called Jonah and Isaac their brothers. But both girls died in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the Meachams began the adoption process in January of 2011.

7: Meth Labs: A new website is making it easier for Hoosiers to know where meth activity is going on in their neighborhoods. Indiana State Police just launched a new website that maps out all the locations where authorities have responded to methamphetamine production in Indiana. The website is meth.in.gov. To view the map, which shows thousands of addresses of incidents dating back to 2007, residents can go to the site and click then click on Clan Lab Addresses.

8: Video: Newly released discovery evidence reveals a suspect's state of mind hours after police arrested him for causing a deadly accident. Video evidence sealed since April shows Edward Pearce, 24, struggling to sit up in a chair, keep his eyes open and communicate with law enforcement after police arrested him. Witnesses said Pearce was speeding and driving erratically before he drove over a curb, hitting and killing 5-year-old Benjamin Clem. Police said the boy was riding a scooter on the sidewalk with his father and brother in a Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood April 17 when Pearce struck Clem along Grandel Boulevard.

9: Flags: During the World Cup, flags are not only a popular way for fans to show their support for their favorite teams, but also a profitable way for a Louisville based business to cash in. Business has been booming at Walker Flags, so much so, the family-owned business has been taking orders from all over the nation. From international flag selection to updates on which teams are still in the running, Walker Flags staff are tapping to the World Cup excitement.

10: Make-a-Wish: Help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions by participating in Make-A-Wish Week on WAVE 3 News. All this week, from Monday, June 30 through Sunday, July 6, WAVE 3 News is partnering with Make-A-Wish to raise awareness about the organization's important work and to raise money to make the dreams of sick children come true.

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