Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, August 20 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, August 20

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

1: Hot: Most of the area stays dry this morning with muggy conditions. We have a chance of storms this afternoon, and some of the storms could become severe with damaging winds and large hail. Locally heavy rainfall is possible as well which could cause minor flooding in a few locations.

2: Hit: LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle on River Road Tuesday night has died, according to Louisville Metro police. LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said a woman was hit by a vehicle traveling northbound on River Road around 10:10 p.m. EMS crews transported the woman to University of Louisville Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police have not released the identity of the woman, but Smiley said she appeared to be in her early to mid 30s. Smiley said the driver of the vehicle is working with police.

3: Fire: Two weeks after a firehouse went up in flames the cause of the fire remains undetermined. Tuesday evening, fire officials held a meeting at Mount Eden Christian Church in hopes of learning clues from the community about what caused the blaze. Andrew Ware had been coming to the Mount Eden Volunteer Fire Department, located at 306 Van Buren Road, since he was 15 years old and considered the building his second home. But around 5 a.m. on Aug. 5 a fire started inside the firehouse.

4: Police: Jefferson County law enforcement agencies have received hundreds of items, from body armor to sleeping bags, through a military surplus program. The list, obtained by WAVE 3 News through an open records request, has received new scrutiny after criticism of how police have handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo. Onlookers have suggested that police in Missouri look “militarized” because of their gear and armored trucks, while others say it's needed to prevent chaos.

5: Deadbeat: Deadbeat: Kentuckiana Child Support Court calls out and puts down parents who don't pay their debts in self-described snarky commentary: “Many times they have their head in the sand and act like it's gonna go away," “if you're having trouble collecting from a loser ex, we want to hear from you,” “he needs to learn to not play the lump sum players game.” But a WAVE 3 News investigation found a long list of others have had trouble collecting from one of the hosts of the Deadbeat show.

6: College: Today will be a day filled with hugs, and parents telling their children "good luck and study up" as the largest number of freshmen to date move into dorms on the University of Louisville campus. To help the day run smoothly parents are urged to pack their patience along with their child's possessions.

7: LMAS: A former Louisville Metro Animal Services employee finds herself in the dog house, amid allegations of negligence. The ‘Ville Voice' originally reported that former LMAS Senior Manager Margaret Brosko misused donations given to the agency to perform surgery on a pit bull named Sadie. The surgery was never performed and Sadie was euthanized.

8: Fair: If you're headed to the Kentucky State Fair, chances are you will first crack open your wallet at the entrance gates of the Kentucky Expo Center. If so, you will spend $8 to park your vehicle on site—$8 you could have saved by parking at the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium green lot on Friday, Saturday or Sunday instead.

9: Locker Journey: While the students were away for the summer, big renovations took place at Nelson County High School. One of the projects was to replace the old lockers. The lockers that were removed were original to the school, which opened in 1969. School officials couldn't have predicted what all had collected in the cracks. Years of memories were found stored under the lockers.

10: Peaches: A bird who was a longtime fixture at one Louisville pet shop has found a home at another. Peaches, a Moluccan cockatoo, lived for more than three decades at Noah's Ark Pet Shop in Highview. The owners decided to close up shop earlier this year and had to find a place for Peaches to go.

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