Sunrise to Go: Monday, July 28 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Monday, July 28

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

1: Record Cold: The cold front that brought storms and severe weather to the region is pushing southeast. This is ushering in dry and cool air. Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the 70s and dip to 56 tonight in Louisville, and the upper 40s for the suburbs. Cloud cover will be key tonight as to how chilly we will get.

2: Storm Damage: A strong storm moved through the Louisville area Saturday, causing a spike in emergency calls and leaving downed power lines and trees in its wake. MetroSafe reported they received a total of 141 fire calls – 94 suburban and 47 urban – between the hours of 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. A week earlier, they received just over 20 calls in the same time period.

3: Fire: A fire ripped through the Overbrook Apartment Homes complex in Fern Creek Sunday evening. Neighbors frantically spread the word to others. Before fire crews arrived, one resident came to the rescue and ran inside after hearing a woman and a child hadn't made it out.

4: Memorial: One week after a teenage girl was killed in an apparent murder-suicide, a vigil was held so that those who could't attend services in Versailles, IN, could say farewell to their friend. On July 14, Carlin Davis turned 16. Less than one week later, her life would be cut short by violence.

5: Firefighters Injured: Three firefighters were injured as multiple crews fought an early morning fire in downtown Eminence Sunday. It happened in the 5000 block of S Main Street. Officials said 16 volunteer firefighters from Eminence were joined by 70 others from six departments to battle the blaze. According to fire crews, it took about 90 minutes to get the flames under control.

6: No Closure: A year after a young man was killed, his family is still waiting for closure, and one suspect is still on the run.Darius Miller Jr. would have graduated this year from the Waggener High School. The 17-year-old was the quarterback of the football team. Miller’s father said the year has been hard on the people who loved his son. “There's still a guy out there for the murder of my son,” he said. He said he doesn’t know if the capture of the final suspect would help bring any closure, but he hopes it would help.

7: Underfed: Officials removed dozens of underfed animals from a rural Scott County residence, but dozens more were left behind. The Scott County Sheriff’s office said the animals that were taken - including a donkey and two horses tethered to the ground, two cats, three German Shepherd pups and about 30 rabbits - were malnourished and thin. A state veterinarian looked at all of the animals on the property. Many animals were left on the property because they appeared to be in good condition, but officials will check on the animals. The sheriff said the owner, who claimed to be an animal lover, lives in Austin, IN, and drives out once a week to check on the animals.

8: Vendor: A Louisville hot dog vendor who is free on bond after being charged with murder in a suspected case of road rage was back selling hot dogs at his long-time perch in front of the Hall of Justice. Friday morning, one month to the day after a judge raised Donald Hayes' bond from $10,000 to $50,000, city employees were spotted hugging the 67-year-old, welcoming him back to the corner of Sixth and Liberty Streets, where he sold hot dogs for years. Hayes did not wish to speak with WAVE 3 News on camera, saying only, "If you want something to eat, I'll serve you. That's it."

9: Homearama: If Homearama truly gives a snapshot of Kentuckiana’s housing market, this year’s says that scaled back will sell, as long as you don’t sacrifice the sizzle.

10: Reba: A country music superstar will headline a benefit for a Catholic church. Reba McEntire is the latest celebrity guest who will be part of the St. Mark Catholic Church Evening Among Friends series. Tickets are currently on sale for the October 12 concert. Evening Among Friends events are fund-raising events for the church and its mission to serve the community. Reba's show will be at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts.

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