Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, August 12 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, August 12

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

1: Cold: A cold front moves through WAVE Country today with just a slight chance for a shower for the first half of the day. The cold front will bring cooler temperatures and lower humidity starting this afternoon. This will turn out to be a gorgeous afternoon for JCPS kids enjoying the last day of summer break! Tonight will be cooler and not as muggy as the clouds clear.

2: Farewell: Monday the community of Elizabethtown rallied around the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department as they bid a final farewell to fallen volunteer firefighter Jonathan French, 25. With a heavy heart and tearful eyes, family, friends and even strangers filled Elizabethtown's First Christian Church to bid farewell to a fiancé, nephew, brother and son.

3: Murder: A 23-year-old father has been charged with murder after the death of his 7-week-old son. The Kentucky Medical Examiner said the child died of traumatic brain injury. An investigation led to the arrest of the baby's father, Eric Braddam. Braddam confessed to shaking the baby while the two were alone. Emergency crews found the baby unresponsive on Thursday, August 7. An officer performed CPR and the child was transported to Hardin Memorial where he later died.

4: JCPS: Jefferson County Public School board members on Monday approved two concept schools they said carried promise, while scrapping plans district leaders said once offered hope. The Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously to move forward with the Catalpa School and Louisville Reach Academy, two so-called “Schools of Innovation” that won a public contest.

5: Dentist: Health screenings are part of many parents' back to school checklist, especially if you have a kindergartner. It's Kentucky law for students entering kindergarten to have dental exam. The UofL School of Dentistry is making that a little quicker and a little easier of the back to school budget. They are giving free dental screenings to all children entering kindergarten.

6: Fire: A Jeffersonville firefighter was escorted by police to a Louisville hospital for treatment after a ceiling collapsed on him during a fire Monday night. According to Jeffersonville fire officials, the firefighter was injured on the scene of an apartment fire in the 800 block of Howard Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Officials said the firefighter's injuries did not appear serious, but he was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment. An elderly man and two women were also taken to an area hospital for observation. Their condition has not been released.

7: Son: A Fort Knox soldier is trying to make up for lost time. While he was serving his country, his wife had a baby and he finally got to meet his son in person. Spec. Chad Arredondo is back home with his family after a nine month deployment in Kuwait. His wife, Megan Arredondo, waited anxiously for him at a ceremony on Thursday.

8: Archive: Ten years ago when the Ohio River flooded, archaeologists descended on Clarksville. They discovered remnants of a pre-historic settlement that had to be stored away until now. That's when the thousands of artifacts came back into sight. WAVE 3 News was there as archaeologists first began the work. They discovered a pre-historic Native American settlement dating back as much as 1500 A.D., Keith Keeney, a Louisville District Archaeologist who worked the site, said.

9: Valhalla: With the wild weather and the drama that played out on the course, the 2014 PGA Championship had its share of excitement. On Monday, it was all about the clean-up. PGA officials say to get Valhalla Golf Club back to looking spotless it could take until late fall.

10: Bus: Parents looking for information about school bus pick-up and drop-off times can now call a hotline to get their questions answered. Jefferson County Public Schools set up their 485-RIDE to make sure students get to school safely.

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