Sunrise to Go: Monday, July 7 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Monday, July 7

Sunrise to Go: Monday, July 7

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

1: Heat and Rain: Most of today will be dry with temperatures returning to the 90s and humidity increasing. We have a chance of storms late this afternoon and evening. Some of those storms could have strong winds and heavy rain. More storms are expected tomorrow with a risk of severe storms with damaging winds.

2: Bridge Closure: The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge (Second Street Bridge) is scheduled to close on Tuesday, July 8. The bridge is expected to close first thing Tuesday, with the closure expected to begin around midnight. This will be a total closure, with the bridge closed to vehicular, bike and foot traffic.

3: Brice Taylor: The family and friends of Brice Taylor shared his passing over social media Saturday. According to a Facebook page maintained by those closest to him, he died early Saturday morning. Rita Taylor, a Jefferson County Deputy Coroner, confirmed Brice passed away just after 1 a.m. from traumatic brain injury caused by an ATV accident. Brice Taylor, 20, was critically injured in an ATV accident when he hit a deer June 30, only about a week after his sister, Brianna Taylor, 17, died in an accident with a suspected drunk driver in Hardin County on her way home from a fishing trip. She had just graduated from high school.

4: Tow Truck: With lights flashing, police say a tow truck operator would have been easy to spot near the Gene Snyder Freeway Thursday night, but his death leaves a woman charged with drunk driving and murder. Jailed in isolation and under observation, 53-year-old Paula Oppel left her cell to hear her lawyer’s plea that $25,000 in cash is too high a bail for her charged of murder. The judge said her family could put up property worth $50,000.

5: Oldham Crash: Two young lives were lost on a stretch of Highway 53 at Old Sligo Road in Oldham County. Saturday afternoon Ben Clifford and Haley O'Kelley died when the car they were in crashed into a pick up truck. The driver, 20-year-old Brianna Zambrzycki, survived the impact.

6: Crash: Police say a driver was killed leaving the Madison Regatta when a guard rail pierced the driver’s compartment of his truck and ejected the victim through a rear window. According to a release from the Indiana State Police, James Bagshaw of New Albany was declared dead at the scene of the accident on State Road 62 near the east junction of State Road 56.

7: Deadly Fire: One woman is dead after a fire broke out in her apartment Saturday morning. Pleasure Ridge Park crews responded the fire in the 5700 block of Carnae Court around 10 a.m. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Georgia Farmer, 59, died in the fire from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

8: Escape: Police are on the hunt for two inmates missing from the Keeton Correctional Institution in Paducah. Kentucky State Police confirm Steven Vargason and Zachary Clevenger escaped the facility shortly before 9 Saturday night. Officials say they discovered the two men were missing after a head count.

9: Hollywood: American pride doesn't shine any brighter than it does in small town America and places like Bloomfield, Kentucky. Once on the brink of its demise Bloomfield, located southeast of Louisville in Nelson County, is thriving again. It’s thanks to powerhouse Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife Linda, who call Bloomfield home.

10: Lottery Scam: Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? That could make you a scammers dream. The Hoosier Lottery is taking action to stop a new hoax using their name and phone recordings to try and trick victims. In fact, there is a nationwide bulletin from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries going around about this lottery scam. One of the most elaborate some officials say they've ever seen.

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