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  New LMPD chief to make $210,000 salary

Shields’ new position was announced by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer last week and was met with immediate backlash from members of the community and LMPD officers alike.

  2 more Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor investigation will be fired

  Accused killer of popular protester had history of trouble with the law

  Broken eye glasses led to arrest of Travis Nagdy’s alleged killer

  Unbridled Spending: Troubleshooters examine a popular Derby gala

Travis Nagdy: Arrest made in protester’s shooting death

  New evidence in Brett Hankison case shows former officer’s first exchange with Kenneth Walker

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Shively mayor accused of DUI, falling asleep in fast-food drive-thru

  How Kentucky’s COVID restrictions are enforced -- without law enforcement

  Multi-agency sting arrests former LMPD officer extorting women with nude photos

Public will have to wait for bodycam video as KSP takes over fatal officer-involved shooting investigation

  3rd officer convicted in LMPD Explorer sex abuse scandal

  Indicted LMPD officer increased salary while still working during Explorer child sex abuse investigation

Brett Hankison: Former LMPD detective accused of sexual assault in new lawsuit

The former LMPD officer who was fired following the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment is named in an unrelated lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.

  ‘Bogus beggar’ back at it after prison time

He became known as the “bogus beggar” through his fake panhandling act all over Kentucky.

  Judge forfeits $30,000 bond after group admits not vetting suspect it bailed out

A local group that’s bailed out dozens of people accused of violent offenses has lost $30,000 for one man’s bond after he broke the terms of his release, according to court records.

  Nurse practitioner field grapples with question of whether to standardize curriculum nationwide

Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.

  State launches internal review into KSP’s training material

Fairdale man charged with possessing 400+ images of child porn, explosive devices

  Breonna Taylor case: What led investigators to her apartment?

  Mayor Fischer releases internal investigative file into Breonna Taylor case

LMPD recruit fired after social media videos surface

  Breonna Taylor: Detectives’ testimony sheds new light on deadly raid

  AG Cameron’s recommendation not on grand jury recordings; attorney says that’s normal

More than a dozen audio recordings of 15 hours of grand jury testimony were released Friday, covering a range of interview subjects and topics related to the deadly narcotics raid at Breonna Taylor’s apartment in March.

  Myles Cosgrove: LMPD detective describes chaos of deadly Breonna Taylor raid

One of the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers who fired their weapons during the deadly Breonna Taylor raid told investigators he thought they were going to be killed.

  Grand Jury: Several officers say they knocked, announced before Breonna Taylor raid

Just-released recordings of grand jury interviews indicate the LMPD officers serving a narcotics warrant knocked on Breonna Taylor’s door, which has long been a source of contention.

  Brett Hankison: Fired LMPD detective thought Kenneth Walker was firing an AR-15

The grand jury recording of the state’s presentation of the Breonna Taylor case was released Friday.

AG Daniel Cameron granted extension for releasing Breonna Taylor grand jury recording

The release of the recording of the grand jury presentation in the Breonna Taylor will be delayed, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Breonna Taylor’s family settles with City of Louisville for $12 million, significant police reform

The family of Breonna Taylor and the City of Louisville have reached a $12 million settlement, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Four million Americans waited more than 4 weeks for their first unemployment check

Millions of Americans have waited more than 4 weeks to get their first unemployment check. State offices, overwhelmed with claims, calls and emails have lagged in processing claims.

  Attorney General Daniel Cameron set to present Breonna Taylor findings to grand jury

A decision on possible charges in the Breonna Taylor case is expected soon, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Yvette Gentry named new LMPD interim chief

Yvette Gentry will take over for Rob Schroeder, who took over as interim chief following the firing of longtime LMPD Chief Steve Conrad on June 1.

Attorney alleges Breonna Taylor’s name was used in drug suspect’s plea deal; prosecutor says that’s ‘false’

Louisville lawyer Sam Aguiar, one of the attorneys representing Breonna Taylor’s family, said local law enforcement had tried to offer Taylor’s ex-boyfriend a plea deal in exchange for him naming Taylor as a co-defendant in a drug case.

  Warrants issued for arrest of Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend amid leaked new documents

Two bench warrants have been issued for a central figure in the Breonna Taylor case, sources told WAVE 3 News on Wednesday.

  Pastoring or ‘hustling?’ Controversy grows over preacher’s properties

A local pastor is accused of running a drug house at one of the Louisville properties he owns.

  Ferdinand Risco: Disgraced former TARC boss hit with $550,000 lawsuit

TARC has filed a lawsuit against its disgraced former executive director, Ferdinand Risco, alleging that he “regularly sexually harassed several victims, all of whom were employees of TARC.”

  Interim LMPD chief ‘intimately’ familiar with squad investigating Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend

The Place Based Investigations Squad's first case was investigating Taylor’s ex-boyfriend Jamarcus Glover who lived on Elliott Avenue.

  15% of LMPD’s force left in one year, with nearly 50 bowing out after protests

Most recently, a whopping 172 officers have left since July 2019. Since protests started in May, 47 officers have said goodbye.

  Attorney: Law does not keep Fischer from releasing information in Breonna Taylor case

“State law 67C imposes essentially a gag order about what I can say publicly about matters related to any kind of investigation being conducted by LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit such as an officer-involved shooting,” Fischer said Thursday.

  Breonna Taylor case: Timeline of events 4 months after the March LMPD shooting

Exactly four months have passed since the night Breonna Taylor died in her apartment after being shot by a Louisville Metro Police officer trying to serve a warrant at her home on March 13, 2020.

  First responders made more than 1,000 runs to Dino’s in 2 years

It’s a place where sirens, crime tape and tears over lives lost are not uncommon.

  Funeral home accused of holding boy’s body ‘captive’

A 6-year-old boy who loved to play basketball, Malachi Fryer didn’t know anything about guns.

Mayor, several city agencies met about PBI Squad 2 weeks before Breonna Taylor shooting

Two weeks before the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several city organizations were meeting about the development of Elliott Avenue, where Taylor’s ex-boyfriend lived, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  New LMPD audit shows mismanagement of overtime for officers

A newly-released audit shows LMPD’s administration had little control over officer overtime, leading to a number of officers being prosecuted.

  Investigation shows TARC’s former director spent thousands in taxpayer money on trips across the country

While Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer claimed the city was strapped for funds, another official was spending thousands of taxpayer dollars traveling around the country, WAVE 3 News’ latest Troubleshooter investigation found.

  New documents confirm city was working with LMPD on Elliott Avenue Project

New documents obtained by WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters confirm the City’s Office of Community Development was working with LMPD on Elliott Avenue, the place where Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend lived.

  Breonna Taylor: New video shows moments immediately following deadly shooting

WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters obtained new video that shows the moments after the Breonna Taylor shooting.

  40 days, 100 shooting victims, Louisville’s violent crime continues to spike

"It is absolutely devastating. It's hurtful, shocking," Jessica Green, the Chair of the Public Safety Committee told WAVE 3 News.

  City buys home rented by Breonna Taylor’s ex-boyfriend for $1 as new allegations arise

The attorneys representing Breonna Taylor’s family now claim a development project was the reason why police focused on her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover.

  Process for firing officers explained

The calls for LMPD Officer Brett Hankison to be fired are getting louder.

  As defunding talk begin, former officer breaks down LMPD’s retention problems

Through the course of numerous Troubleshooter Investigations, a number of Louisville Metro Police officers have been sounding the alarm against what they felt were serious problems coming from the top.

  LMPD says new video shows David McAtee firing gun before he was killed by law enforcement

LMPD officials on Tuesday released new surveillance video that they said shows David McAtee firing a gun before he was shot dead by law enforcement officers.

  Questions persist about car needing repair that got sold

Eighty-year-old Mildred Thompson is still confused about what went down that day.

  LMPD Chief Steve Conrad announces he’s leaving department

Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad is stepping down, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Wrong video conference help line routes to scammers

Incorrect tech support numbers posted on the internet lead to scammers trying to trick consumers into giving up their credit card information.

  LMPD sees sudden spike in officer-involved shootings

As of Tuesday morning, Louisville has seen five officer-involved shootings in a little more than two months.

  Breonna Taylor Shooting: Officer accused of shooting through windows with blinds closed

New photographs obtained by WAVE 3 News show bullet holes and other evidence of gunfire inside Breonna Taylor's apartment.

  Dozens of nursing homes cited for infection-related deficiencies early this year now have COVID-19 cases

An analysis of state nursing home inspections and records of COVID-19 infections associated with nursing homes by the Washington Post reveals dozens of facilities had infection-related violations in the months before coronavirus infections.

  'Sloppy’ Accountability: Audit shows city mismanaged millions on officer overtime

In a time when budget concerns are front and center amid the coronavirus crisis, a newly-released audit shows the City of Louisville and its police department were not accurately accounting for more than $17 million spent on overtime for officers to work special events.

  Drug Dependence: COVID-19 weakens already fragile U.S. drug supply

Unlike many other countries, the FDA doesn't require a "made in" label on drugs, even though the federal agency estimates 80% of the ingredients and 40% of the finished drugs are manufactured overseas.

  A raid, a rescue, and more trouble for Trixie Foundation

After our second report, complaints about the shelter’s conditions ended in this weekend’s raid by state police.

  Almost every category of violent crime is up in Louisville

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad testified about the increase before the city’s Public Safety Committee.

  TROUBLESHOOTER: How many non-essential businesses are essentially still open?

In less than a month the city of Louisville received more than 2,000 complaints about businesses violating Governor Andy Beshear’s order to close non-essential businesses.

  Churchgoers who filed suit against Beshear stand up against quarantine orders in new federal lawsuit

The notices from the state health department are out to some of those who attended Easter services at Maryville Baptist Church in Bullitt County on Sunday.

  Kentucky FBI ready to fight coronavirus scams

When disaster strikes, scammers are ready to flood communities with their schemes.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

Robocalls have turned from the usual social security fraud scams to coronavirus-related messages. The FTC says some are peddling fake products, and others are looking to cash in on stimulus checks.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

  COVID-19 orders and guidelines changing lives, or are they?

On a recent day around the Louisville area, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter John Boel found plenty of people out playing basketball or congregating in groups, doing exactly the things Gov. Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians not to do.

GE Appliance Park to ‘reduce’ operations amid coronavirus pandemic; Ford employees concerned about factories remaining open

Why have some Louisville factories, with hundreds of employees inside their buildings, not closed? That is what dozens of employees from Ford and General Electric called WAVE 3 News to find out.

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel insurance likely won’t cover coronavirus-related cancellations

Travel insurance will cover cancellations in very limited situations, and pandemics aren't generally one of those. InvestigateTV looks at vacation refund policies.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

InvestigateTV is monitoring coronavirus COVID-19 cases around the country and updating information here frequently.

  Watching Your Wallet: With coronavirus causing market volatility, financial experts help you watch your nest egg

With coronavirus COVID-19 impacting the economy, financial experts give you ideas on how to focus on long-range planning.

  Sanitized: Online listings for hand sanitizer, disinfectant advertise inflated prices

InvestigateTV finds hand sanitizer and wipes with majorly inflated prices; state attorneys general ask consumers to report price gouging.

Report on violence in Louisville reaches President Donald Trump

Concerns about the level of violence impacting children in Louisville have made it to the desk of President Donald Trump.

  Store owners say proper police probe an illusion in $1 million jewelry heist

It started with the flicker of a light turned on at 1:27 a.m. on July 29. Half an hour later, sparks and flames flew, glittering more brightly than the jewelry all around the store. Hours later, their work was done.

  TARC union president says he warned Mayor Fischer about promoting Ferdinand Risco to executive director

The president of TARC’s union said he went to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and TARC’s board of directors urging them not to make Ferdinand Risco the agency’s executive director.

  Congress takes up insurance rate discrimination

A House subcommittee is considering making changes to insurance laws to stop car insurance companies from basing rates on factors like credit scores.

  Ferdinand Risco ‘made you feel like a sexual object’; ousted TARC director’s former co-workers in Atlanta now sharing their stories

For the first time, women in Atlanta are publicly sharing their stories of alleged harassment and sexual misconduct against Louisville's former TARC director Ferdinand Risco.

Katina Powell arrested again following police chase

Katina Powell, the self-proclaimed escort queen who brought down the UofL basketball program, was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase Wednesday afternoon.

  Dying dogs, delayed justice -- Cruelty questions abound at Trixie Foundation

Randy Skaggs says he's strong enough to survive the criticism he gets as the person in charge of the Trixie Foundation in Elliott County.

  TARC’s executive staff vacation budget saw $30K increase under former director’s watch

The vacation budget jumped to more than $97,000 by the 2019 fiscal year as opposed to the $65,000 budgeted before 2017.