Sunrise to Go: Thursday, July 31 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Thursday, July 31

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

1: Beautiful Day: We have nice, calm weather again today as we get closer to the weekend. Temperatures and humidity will be just a bit higher today and tomorrow. There’s a slight chance for an afternoon storm tomorrow, but most of the area will stay dry. Isolated storms possible on Sunday; however, those storms will be few and far between.

2: Shot: A woman was shot during a holdup while pushing her grandchild along a sidewalk in west Louisville Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to the shooting in the 3100 block of West Broadway just after 12:30 p.m. The responding police officers surrounded the baby, who was in a stroller. The victim had just stepped off a TARC bus when the assailant mugged the victim, according to LMPD.

3: Overdose: The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating the death of a University of Louisville cheerleader as a suspected overdose, according to an LMPD spokesman on Wednesday. Danielle Cogswell, 22, was found dead Monday morning inside an apartment at Cardinal Towne Apartments, an off-campus student housing complex.

4: Leave of Absence: Literally and figuratively, Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden has kept his lawyer in the driver's seat - on the ride home from Indianapolis where federal agents took him following his arrest and the unsealing of his indictment. “Danny's very disappointed in himself,” attorney Larry Wilder told reporters Wednesday. “Very concerned about what affect these allegations will have on the community and his family.” That also weighed into Rodden’s decision to place himself on a leave of absence, rather than resign.

5: Tattoo: An image of a disturbing -- and inaccurate -- tattoo on serial killer William Clyde Gibson's head was made public on Wednesday. The tattoo, which reads "Death Row X3," covers much of the back of Gibson's head and is an obvious reference to his convictions in three murders; however, Gibson can only be sentenced to death twice. He was given the death penalty for killing his mother's best friend, 75-year-old Christine Whitis, in 2012. After making a plea deal in the 2002 murder of Karen Hodella, he received a 65-year prison term for her death. The sentencing phase of the third murder case currently is underway. Although Gibson pleaded guilty to Stephanie Kirk's 2012 murder, he could be sentenced to death for her killing.

6: Suspects: Three bank robbery suspects are on the run in a car that was stolen in Louisville, according to the Spencer County sheriff. The People's Bank branch in Elk Creek was held up at gunpoint shortly after noon on Wednesday by three men who got away in a small, bright blue Chevrolet four-door vehicle with a bungee cord across the hood, Sheriff Buddy Stump said. They are believed to have headed south on KY 155. Kentucky State Police have identified the vehicle as a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo.

7: EPA: After attending an EPA listens session on the recently proposed changes to greenhouse gas requirements in power plants, the Senate Minority Leader called the session a sham. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said thousands of jobs have been lost in the past few years and has put eastern Kentucky in a literal depression. McConnell and other congressmen met to discuss how those greenhouse gas requirements would hurt the coal industry.

8: Boarding: Metro Council members said they will pursue new zoning rules that require boarding house operators to get a license as neighbors complain the group homes continue to plague West Louisville. A WAVE 3 News investigation revealed that several West End boarding house owners this summer have received citations or orders to fix multiple safety and building code violations.

9: Sneak Peek: Scrambling for sales, thousands of people flocked to the new outlet mall in Simpsonville the night before its grand opening for a sneak peak. The parking lot was full at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass as shoppers headed out to get first dibs on deals. There are more than 80 stores, including Tommy, Polo and Coach, which had lines of people waiting to get inside.

10: Sleepy Hollow: The world may know Kentuckiana for its rolling green horse pastures and world renowned bourbon, but for those who know where to look can get their fill of ghost stories and haunted places. There are a few stories and urban legends attached to our last area.

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