COVID-19 shots likely here to stay; research points to need for yearly boosters

  FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

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  Witnesses: Teen killed after argument ‘thought he was with friends’

1,327 new COVID-19 related cases, 14 new deaths reported in Indiana

Coroner identifies body found in Ohio River

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University of Cincinnati student’s death after J&J vaccine under investigation

  Behind the Forecast: How weather influences Spring allergies

Veteran who died with no family in Florida will be returned to rest in his old Kentucky home

Publisher won’t distribute book by officer from Taylor raid

  Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport shows increase in travel

  Anonymous person donates trailer, supplies to Cub Scout Pack after trailer was stolen

  Thunder Over Louisville officials encouraging people not to gather at leaked locations

Kentucky Derby Festival officials kept the locations secret so that people would not gather.

Two facing charges after hundreds of animals rescued from overrun animal shelter

Hundreds of animals rescued from overrun animal shelter in Montgomery County.

Ky. Gov. Beshear responds to report of state workers gaming unemployment system

The positivity rate currently stands at 3.45% statewide.

  Tamika Palmer blasts BLM Louisville, Rep. Attica Scott

Breonna Taylor’s mother called out Black Lives Matter Louisville and Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott, using the word “fraud” to describe both in a Facebook post.

  Derby trainers return to Churchill Downs; morning workouts open to spectators

  Despite extended deadline to May, many already filed taxes ahead of April 15

  In-person unemployment appointments begin in Kentucky

LENSAlert issued for missing 21-year-old man

Driver dies in single-vehicle semi collision on I-264 near Brownsboro Road

  The Derby Dress Contest is on! Pick Shannon and John’s outfits

  Louisville starts cleaning up downtown homeless camps

Just a few weeks away from Derby, the encampments are being swept up, and sprayed down, but things are different some of the past cleanups.

  House fire kills 2 adults, critically injures young adult, minor escapes

Louisville firefighters were called to the 1800 block of S. 24th Street at 3:04 a.m. on the fire with a report of possible rescues.

Veteran’s Club teams up with Kentucky Derby Festival to help veterans

200 bags were given out to veterans Thursday.

Gov. Beshear: Vaccination appointments ‘for the taking’ as positivity rate rises in Ky.

With Thursday’s numbers, Beshear said 877,076 vaccinations are needed to meet the requirements of lifting restrictions.

  VIDEO: Burglar looks directly at doorbell cam ... then puts his mask on

Louisville Metro Police Department investigators are asking for help from the public in identifying a burglar.

Woman, 6 children displaced after Old Louisville apartment fire

The fire was discovered after drivers on Interstate 65 reported heavy smoke in the area during the morning commute.

  How you can stay on top of your money during Financial Literacy Month

There's seven easy steps you can take to make sure you have control of your financial life.

Brett Favre says politics are ruining sports; protests are ‘more turmoil than good’

Favre, in a recent interview on The Andrew Klavan Show, says politics are ruining sports and that most people are tuning out because of it.

LMPD chief reprimands Mattingly over email sent to fellow officers

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was shot in the leg during the March 2020 raid, sent the email in September.

Suspect in February homicide arrested

Kenyatta James, 43, of Louisville was taken into custody April 14.

UPDATE: Northbound I-71 reopens after semi crash

The interstate was closed nearly four hours due to the crash.

Convicted felon arrested with gun and drugs after police chase

Isiah Cortez Glynn, of Brandenburg, was arrested just after midnight by Radcliff police and booked into the Hardin County Detention Center in Elizabethtown.

LIHEAP extends crisis enrollment period for families behind on bills

The enrollment period will be extended until April 15.

  12-year old girl with inoperable brain tumor donates to man spreading pediatric cancer awareness

Cassidy Stocker, who has pediatric cancer, hopes to continue Rodney Smith, Jr.'s mission of supporting kids like her.

  Virtual learning furthers challenges for students with hearing and speech difficulties

Amid months of virtual instruction in Jefferson County Public Schools and partner institutions, students with hearing and speech impairments encountered exceptional challenges learning online.

  ‘It’s time to come home’: Kentucky Afghan, Iraq war veterans react to U.S. troop withdrawal

Biden announced he will withdraw the 2,500 remaining U.S. troops from the war in Afghanistan by this Sept. 11., the day that marks 20 years since the New York City terror attacks that started our nation’s longest war.

  LMPD chief applauds decision to charge officer who shot Duante Wright

“I fully expected her to be charged,” LMPD Chief Erika Shields said. “There was no way around that.”

LMPD investigating after body found in Ohio River

A Jefferson County coroner is aiding Louisville Metro Police Department officers in an investigation at or near the Ohio River in Portland.

Cub Scouts camping trailer, equipment stolen in Shelby County

A Cub Scouts Pack 269 troop leader told WAVE 3 News the trailer and its contents would likely be worth at least $8,000.

Gov. Beshear reports 782 new COVID-19 cases; 3.33% positivity rate

There were 14 reported COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday.

14-year-old boy killed in Louisville shooting

Officers reportedly found the victim, who hasn’t been identified, in the 4500 block of Trumpet Way.

  Health group claims poll shows Kentucky has will to reach herd immunity

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the University of Cincinnati worked together to poll 800 people living in Kentucky between mid-February and mid-March.

  Organizers plead for help to tame grass, weeds and broken tombstones at Greenwood Cemetery

Supporters and volunteers have been trying to restore it for years but still feel the distance to get the job done is so far away.

  Louisville addiction recovery center advocating for local restaurants that employ, support alumni

The Healing Place, a nonprofit addiction recovery center, has teamed up with local restaurants every year and takes a portion of their proceeds to support its free services; this year, the group will do the opposite.

  New Albany-Floyd County Schools push to vaccinate eligible students before prom, graduation

Starting next week, New Albany-Floyd County high school students will be able to get a COVID vaccine during class.

Joshua Jaynes: Appeal hearings set for June for former LMPD officer

A former Louisville Metro Police Department officer fired following the Breonna Taylor shooting will try to get his job back.

  Kentuckians protest mask mandates, vaccinations outside governor’s mansion

Dozens of protesters gathered in Frankfort on Wednesday to express their disdain for what they called “tyrannical” mandates coming out of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s office.

74-year-old Hanover man arrested, accused of sexual activity with a minor

State Police began their investigation back in February.

WAVE 3 News reporter explains how she felt after second covid vaccine

A few months ago, several members of the WAVE 3 News family had COVID-19 and weren’t able to come to work. Many WAVE 3 News employees are now getting the COVID vaccine, so they can continue to tell stories in the community.

Cat gives birth to kittens in ceiling of unfinished basement; construction foreman saves the day

The Kentucky Humane Society is sharing a heroic tale of a protective mother cat, a helpful construction foreman and six baby kittens with fantastic new names.

Racing Louisville, two international teams to compete in Women’s Cup in Louisville

The tournament will take place on August 18 and 21.

  Craig Greenberg ‘focused on this community’ in mayoral run

Craig Greenberg is the former CEO of Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotels and currently a co-owner of Louisville-based Ohio Valley Wrestling.

Indiana woman accused of driving while intoxicated with 5-year-old in car

While Constance Miller was being booked into the Jennings County Jail, the child was placed in the care of Child Services until other arrangements were made.

Training exercises will mean increased noise for Fort Knox area residents

The training, which will involve aircraft, maneuvers and the firing of weapons, will take place over the next two days.

Cincinnati officer hailed for helping sisters with dementia get home safe: VIDEO

The women were seen driving the wrong way on a busy street in Downtown Cincinnati.

  Carjacking victim and father react to suspect being indicted on new charges, including child porn

Barry Kendall and his son are still reeling from the day a 19-year-old allegedly got into his son’s car and threatened him with a gun last August.

  COVID-19 vaccine appointments unfilled in Kentucky, Indiana; officials blame hesitancy

As eligibility expands, hundreds, if not thousands, of potential vaccine appointments in Kentucky and Indiana remain open this week.

  Public health officer hopes to ease fears after J&J vaccine put on hold

Clark County Health Officer Dr. Eric Yazel posted an explanation of the FDA and CDC's decision to put a pause on administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it's under review.

Radcliff pair arrested after multi-county chase pulling stolen camper

Zachary Miller, 30, ultimately surrendered while holding a gun to 39-year-old Shannon Esterley's head, the Grayson County sheriff reported.

  Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations rising in Jefferson County

Experts are divided on whether the country is on track for a fourth wave in the pandemic that started more than a year ago.

  Louisville legal aid still seeing steady stream of unemployment-related issues

More than a year into the pandemic, those at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville said the clients they serve, typically low income clients or the working poor, are still facing issues with unemployment insurance.

  Local pharmacist says J&J vaccine halt is ‘rare occurrence’

The Middletown Pharmacy is one of several local pharmacies able to give vaccines to help stop the spread of COVID-19. All those locations were advised Tuesday morning to stop administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

  Kentucky unemployment PIN phone line causing confusion

Following a four-day shutdown because of fraud, Kentucky’s unemployment system now requires claimants to have a state-generated PIN number to log back into their accounts; some told WAVE 3 News they have jumped through hoops trying to obtain their PIN.

  More than 5,000 now suspended vaccines were given out in Jefferson County

The administration of the J&J vaccine was paused by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday while they investigate six rare cases of dangerous blot clots affecting the brain.

  New Children’s Bookmobile to roll into underserved parts of Louisville

The Louisville Public Library Foundation announced Tuesday that Louisville is getting a New Children’s Bookmobile.

  Jeffersonville vaccine clinic switches to Moderna after blood clot reports

The latest news impacted locals, some who were ready to be vaccinated and others already cautious of the vaccine.

UofL Hospital volunteers return for first time in more than a year

A familiar face is now walking the halls at UofL Hospital once again.

Beshear: 799 new cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky, 3 deaths

Beshear urged people to continue to get vaccinated despite halted use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

‘We’re in a race’: Fischer says Louisvillians can’t let up on virus fight amid new strains, J&J vaccine issues

Mayor Greg Fischer believes Louisville is positioned to make history with COVID prevention efforts after more than a year of working to restore normalcy in the Metro.

New Mexico Governor, Legislature legalizes adult-use cannabis

Recreational marijuana is now legal in New Mexico.

Fern Creek seniors earning millions of dollars in college scholarships

A program at Fern Creek High School is aimed at helping dozens of seniors earn millions of dollars in scholarships to top colleges and universities.

New Albany-Floyd County high school students can get vaccinated

First shots will be given April 22 at Floyd Central High School and New Albany High School.

3 men face federal indictments in carjacking, child exploitation cases

Bruno Castillo-Juarez is accused in an August carjacking, and also faces charges of receiving and distributing child pornography.

Kentucky pausing use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Andy Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to get other COVID-19 vaccines, the Pfizer and Moderna

Man dead after overnight shooting on S. 17th St.

Responding officers found the victim dead.

  Indiana mother, son back COVID vaccine after spending year in Pfizer trial

The Lane family of Sellersburg, Ind. started the trial not too long after the pandemic started.

  Charles Booker probes another run for U.S. Senate

Charles Booker posted video message on YouTube to announce the formation of an exploratory committee.

  Temporary Kentucky unemployment call center to help claimants reset PIN numbers

The call center will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. for the next 10 days.