Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, July 29 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, July 29

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

1: Record Breaking: We’ve dipped to record breaking temperatures this morning; 56 around 6:00. The previous record is 58 set back in 1928! The temperature is expected to drop below 58, breaking that record. Others this morning will drop into the upper 40s as this cold snap continues to impact the Ohio Valley.

2: Robbery: One person was injured when masked men robbed a fast food restaurant early Tuesday morning. According to MetroSafe, around 3:00 a.m., July 29, the McDonald’s at 1100 S. Hurstbourne Parkway was robbed by two men with guns. One person has been hurt, but the injury is non-life threatening.

3: Death Investigation: Sadness spread across the University of Louisville campus and Cardinal community Monday after a beloved student and cheerleader was found dead. The body of Danielle “Dani” Cogswell, 22, was found at the Cardinal Towne Apartments around 9 a.m. From UofL President Dr. James Ramsey to Athletic Director Tom Jurich, condolences were given from the Cardinal family to Cogswell's loved ones.

4: Shooting: Safety concerns have mounted after a string of recent robberies near the University of Louisville's medical campus escalated to a double shooting Monday. For several hours bright yellow police tape blocked off a section of the 500 block of East Liberty Street between South Jackson and Hancock streets. Within the crime scene, a bullet ridden car sat abandoned as more than a half dozen detectives canvassed the area uncovering answers and bagging evidence.

5: Raise: Jefferson County Public Schools teachers may be in line for a raise this year, but they said Monday the increase wasn't what it seemed. All teachers in Kentucky, including those in Jefferson County, will receive at least a 1 percent pay increase this school year, something state lawmakers and the governor agreed to this spring.

6: Back to School: If you feel like summer vacation is getting shorter, it's not in your head. It's already coming to an end for some Kentuckiana students. The first day of class in some southern Indiana school districts is this week. A lot of parents say they don't think shorter summer breaks are in the best interest of their children. Educators argue, the longer the vacation, the more kids lose what they've already learned, particularly students who already are behind.

7: Bluegrass Poll: Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is ahead of his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, but not by much, according to the Bluegrass Poll. The poll results released Monday afternoon showed McConnell has 47 percent of the voters support, only 2 percent more than Grimes who was polled at 45 percent. Eight percent of voters remain undecided.

8: Eyesores: We all have those properties in our neighborhood where the grass gets too long or the paint gets too shabby but for some property owners in New Albany, the bad neighbors went way beyond that. Now the city is stepping in and aggressively dealing with the problem.

9: Big Foot: The woods of Bedford, Kentucky are filled with countless wonders of nature that will take your breath away. “I want to show the world what I've seen,” exclaimed Rodney Adams, who is a part of the Northern Kentucky Bigfoot Research Group. Adams says the small streams and lakes and dense forest of Trimble County are an ideal home for the so called Bigfoot. Adam's knows this is true because he's come face to face with the creature more than once.

10: Medals: A group of soldiers at Fort Knox received medals Monday for saving a life not on the battlefield, but rather at a local hang out in Radcliff, Kentucky. In June, U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Kelby Tidey and Jordan Flynn decided to go grab dinner at an Applebee's. They weren't at the restaurant long when a woman started choking and turning blue.

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