Fire damages The Lord’s Kitchen, home next door

The fire was reported in the 2700 block of South Fifth Street around 10:20 a.m., according to MetroSafe.

Nathan’s hot dog eating contest will go on this year, with some changes

What could police reform look like in Louisville?

Hurricane Bay reopens just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend

Deputies seize more than 50 marijuana laced cereal bars and brownies

Massive American flag draped over Gatlinburg SkyBridge

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Cincinnati Zoo offers free admission for military Saturday

  Firm hired to perform comprehensive review of LMPD

  ‘Live streamers’ feel targeted by LMPD after several arrests

Man killed in shooting on West Broadway in Louisville

Fan Fair giveaway keeping seniors cool this summer

Married 71 years, Ohio couple die from COVID-19 one day apart

New Zion Baptist Church holds 7th annual food drive

The church handed out free food packages to anyone in need for the 4th of July during the drive-thru service.

Corrections officer tracks down armed suspect at Jefferson Mall

The president of the Corrections Union said it was one of their officers, Ronald Harris, who helped apprehend the suspect.

Newburg double shooting: Woman killed, male victim being treated at hospital

Once officers were on the scene, they found two victims, a man and a woman, suffering from gunshot wounds outside.

  Video shows caravan of protesters driving against traffic in St. Matthews

New video shows the actions of some protesters in a caravan that left from downtown Louisville to St. Matthews this week.

  Sheriff: Homemade fireworks made inside home that exploded, killing 1, injuring 5 others

  Protesters who subdued shooter reveal gunman’s last words before he opened fire

Madison man sentenced to 30 years in child exploitation case

  Fourth Street business still recovering after late-May riots caused $100,000 in damage

  Business owners relieved Sherman Minton Bridge construction won’t mean a full shutdown

  Food safety tips for your 4th of July cookout

  Officials stress fireworks safety to prevent fatalities

Usually, the July 4th weekend sees cities across WAVE Country holding firework shows, but many have been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Local fire departments expect neighbors and families to take the celebration in their own hands and light up the sky.

Leads needed to find missing Elizabethtown woman

Melissa Emerick, 30, is believed to be in the Louisville area.

LMPD corrects report that SWAT truck was hit by protest vehicle

Louisville Metro police say a thorough review of the video from the incident shows the department's SWAT vehicle hit a car that officers felt was endangering lives.

Super Chefs owner pits chefs against each other in cooking show

Two chefs will go head-to-head for bragging rights this weekend on WAVE 3 News.

Extra COVID-19 precautions at Lake Cumberland marinas as July 4 holiday approaches

Marinas on Lake Cumberland were busy on Memorial Day, and owners say they expect the same this weekend.

Victim shot near downtown protest site dies at hospital

The shooting was reported near the intersection of Fifth and Liberty streets around 11:40 a.m. Thursday, according to MetroSafe.

13 new COVID-19 related deaths, 453 new cases reported in Indiana

As of Thursday morning, there had been 46,387 cases reported in the state.

Walmart achieves national veterans hiring goal; more than 5,300 hired in Kentucky

Walmart had a goal of hiring 250,000 veterans by the end of 2020. Today, just before Independence Day, the retailer says they have not only reached, but exceeded their goal.

2 shot in Portland neighborhood

The shooting was reported in the 500 block of North 19th Street around 10 a.m. Thursday, according to LMPD.

Family, church friends celebrate Rock Hill man’s 102nd birthday with drive-thru parade

Community members gathered by vehicle to celebrate a man who has been in the Rock Hill area for decades.

Police: No shots fired in Jefferson Mall

An altercation that involved people who had weapons was reported inside the mall Thursday morning, according to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell.

Protesters extinguish eternal flame at downtown police memorial

A crew spent some time Thursday morning repairing the police memorial that was damaged during Wednesday night's mostly peaceful protests in downtown Louisville.

  LMPD: Video shows murder suspect take gun from protester prior to shooting in Jefferson Square Park

The Louisville Metro Police Department released video that allegedly shows a murder suspect taking a gun from a protester at Jefferson Square Park.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.

Florence Speedway announces return to racing with Thursday race

The speedway said on their website there be a lot of changes for the upcoming races.

  LMPD, protesters offer conflicting accounts of SWAT truck incident

Police and protesters have conflicting accounts of what happened Tuesday night when police clashed with protesters and 20 people were arrested.

  Pa. city official suspended after accusations of gardening nude in view of children

Neighbors told investigators this has been an ongoing problem.

  Indiana to start new Stage 4.5 coronavirus phase

In-restaurant dining may continue operating at 75 percent capacity with social distancing and on July 1, K-12 school operations can start the 2020-21 academic year.

LMPD: Pedestrian dead after being hit by car on Bardstown Road

According to LMPD, a person was struck on Bardstown Road near Dreamsend Road around 11:30 p.m. Thursday

Breonna Taylor’s family pushing to see evidence from night she was killed

Attorney Sam Aguiar says the current top priority is understanding the timeline that ultimately led to Breonna Taylor’s death.

Louisville hip hop artist Bblasian arrested during protests

Matthew Bingle is facing charges of criminal trespassing, fleeing and evading police, and unlawful assembly.

Police: Gun used by suspect in Jefferson Square Park murder taken from another protester

Steven Nelson Lopez, 23, is charged with one count of murder and nine counts of wanton endangerment.

Vigil held for Crystal Rogers, Bardstown mother missing since 2015

Rogers went missing over the 4th of July weekend in 2015.

Car crashes into home on Taylor Blvd. in Louisville

It happened around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Motorcyclist killed in crash on New Cut Road

The crash happened at the intersection of New Cut Road and Harper's Ferry Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to LMPD.

  AARP Kentucky calls for changes to protect nursing homes

AARP Kentucky leaders claim nursing homes are in a crisis and people in Kentucky and Indiana are reaching out to them for help.

  Jecorey Arthur, Cassie Chambers Armstrong detail plans for first terms on Louisville Metro Council

Jecorey Arthur and Cassie Chambers Armstrong won the District 4 and 8 seats Tuesday afternoon.

  FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

The Atlantic hurricane season is already breaking records with several storms named so early this year. With parts of the U.S. battling the wrath of the coronavirus pandemic, experts urge you not to delay in preparing.

UPS donates $481,000 for pandemic relief

Last year, UPS said its employees logged 7,000 volunteer hours at the food bank.

  Protest caravan leads to 20 arrests

A caravan protesting the death of Breonna Taylor ended with multiple police vehicles damaged and 20 arrests made.

Local activists meet with FBI to discuss no-knock warrants

Christopher 2X and other local activists met with the FBI on Wednesday. The meeting was aimed at understanding the FBI’s role in investigating civil rights complaints.

  Experts fear spike in injuries since canceled fireworks shows are leading to increased sales

A majority of the area’s July 4th fireworks shows have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Reminder: COVID-19 isn’t taking a day off on July 4

If alcohol is served at an event, Dr. Joshua Honaker with Norton Healthcare says to watch out for anyone getting too close and comfortable who may forget to social distance themselves.

Muhammad Ali Center reopens with reduced hours, safety guidelines

The center has been closed since March 14 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Owner killed by pit bull in Jeffersonville identified

Jeffersonville police officers responded to the 800 block of West Larkspur Drive on a report of a man being bitten by a dog Wednesday morning.

  Breonna Taylor supporters organize Kentucky Derby boycott

The COVID-19 crisis pushed the Kentucky Derby to September, but the recent death of Breonna Taylor and the events that have followed are also making an impact.

Finalists for Kentucky education commissioner identified

One of the finalists is a senior administrator with the Jefferson County Public Schools.

Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle tickets available

You could win a house or a new SUV for $100.

Jefferson Community and Technical College announces Healthy at Jefferson plan

Jefferson Community and Technical College announces its 'Healthy at Jefferson' plan, outlining how students will return for the fall semester.

Metro Corrections officer suspended over Facebook posts

A Louisville Metro Department of Corrections officer was suspended following posts she made on social media.

Bear caught on video wandering UK’s campus

The bear was spotted in front of the Kentucky Clinic near the UK Hospital.

‘Blue Flu’ continues as 27 officers call in sick

As of 7:30 a.m., the sick calls were made by officers in the city’s fourth, fifth and sixth divisions, according to LMPD spokesman Lamont Washington.

Brew at the Zoo canceled

A yearly tradition meshing animal lovers with their favorite beer and wine at the Louisville Zoo has fallen victim to COVID-19..

LMPD investigating double shooting

The shooting happened on Bellamy Place near UofL's campus.

  Wheelchair accessible van stolen from Louisville apartment parking garage

A college student who uses a wheelchair accessible van is offering a $1,000 reward for its safe return after she said it was stolen Monday night.

LMPD searching for suspect who stole $60,000 skid loader from construction site in May

Louisville Metro Police are searching for a suspect who stole a $60,000 vehicle from a construction site back in May.

  ‘He was like my actual brother’: Teen explains how Tyler Gerth changed his life

Gerth was part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and started mentoring a 13-year-old named Timothy Cherry last August.

Multiple bear sightings reported across central Kentucky

An uptick in bear sightings is actually pretty normal this time of year.

Taylor County, Nelson County airports getting boosts from federal grant

Two WAVE Country airports are getting a boost from a federal grant, with the funds coming from a total of $800 million.

  Tyler Gerth’s sisters remember their brother as ‘a glue to our family’

Gerth was shot and killed at Jefferson Square Park on Saturday.

  Most Kentuckians spent stimulus checks on food

Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show 1.8 million out of 3.3 million stimulus recipients in Kentucky spent stimulus money on food.

Governor Beshear: 282 new COVID-19 cases in Ky., firm hired to address outstanding unemployment claims

Beshear said that outstanding unemployment claims would begin to be handled faster due to a new partnership with a globally renowned firm.

  Amy McGrath declared winner in Senate Democratic primary

Amy McGrath will take on Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  Family of Jefferson Square murder suspect says his mental illness crushed two families

Steven Lopez's grandfather said he started staying at Jefferson Square Park with other protestors for at least a week before police say he fired at Tyler Gerth and others over the weekend.

Army begins virtual hiring campaign

They have a goal of recruiting 10,000 new soldiers to serve across 150 different jobs.

US Army Cadet Command welcomes new Deputy Commander

Col. Glaser said he looks forward to adding to the long history of Fort Knox and Cadet Command.

  New law means changes for phone use by Indiana drivers

Indiana's new hands-free law goes into effect on July 1 and it impacts anyone who ever drives through the Hoosier state.

Local organization receives $10,000 to help single-parent families

SPARC Hope serves an average of 120 adults per year and their children.