Sunrise to Go: Monday, August 18 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Monday, August 18

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

1: Dreary: A low pressure center moves over us today bringing a few showers and cloudy skies, but the rain won't last all day. The warming trend kicks off today with highs returning to the 80s. The clouds start to break apart this evening and overnight which will give us some sunshine at times for tomorrow.

2: Sentencing: Sentencing is set for today at 9 a.m. in Floyd County for the 18-year-old accused of killing three children. Cody Cashion, 18, who pleaded guilty last month to arson charges, fired a flare gun into a home in January. The fire killed three children and severely injured another.

3: Murder: He was an 18-year-old who was supposed to be starting college. But early Saturday morning he was shot and killed in Southeastern Fern Creek. His friend, a 17-year-old, is now facing murder charges.

4: Abuse: A former Louisville teacher and football coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing an ex-student. According to court records, the accuser, now an adult, says he was around 11 years old when Philip Anderson Jr. allegedly started abusing him and the assaults continued until he was about 14.

5: Shooting: A man was shot and killed behind a vacant apartment complex Friday night, according to Louisville Metro police. LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the shooting happened in the 1600 block of Arcade Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. When officers arrived they found the victim who was pronounced dead at the scene.

6: Purge: Social media lit up by rumors of violence taking over the city. Police took the threats seriously. Thousands of others did too. But the entire thing turned out to be a joke, a post by a high school student that went too far.

7: Accident: A nursing home resident was hit by a converted school bus, now used as a Bullitt County Public Schools maintenance vehicle, according to an attorney for the school district. "My understanding was that the individual stepped or leapt into traffic purposely," Attorney Eric Farris said.The incident occurred at Highway 44 and Maple Street near Bullitt Central High School.

8: Reality Check: Turning away from her “Question For Mitch” series, Alison Lundergan Grimes turns up the intensity by questioning U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's record in her latest television advertisement. The ad, titled “What Can Happen,” blasts McConnell's votes over 30 years in the Senate. It also takes a shot at McConnell's personal wealth, sparking a response from the senator's campaign.

9: Reopen: Eight days after a water silo collapsed, the North Shelby Water District still hasn't identified the cause, but the church it flooded has re-opened.

10: Concerts: A walk through the Kentucky State Fair could be a trip down memory lane, especially for Louisville football and basketball fans. The University of Louisville Cardinals no longer play at Cardinal Stadium or Freedom Hall, but that doesn't mean the facilities aren't being used. This is the second year for the The Turf Concert Series. Because of safety concerns, no one is allowed to sit in the stands anymore, so 5,000 seats are now on the field.

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