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LMPD: 2 found dead after shooting in Preston Highway hotel parking lot

Louisville police attend graduation of fallen officer’s daughter

  10-year-old boy allegedly killed by mother remembered by teacher, neighbor

2 Kentucky students named 2021 Presidential Scholars

  Louisville bar owner asks fully vaccinated customers to show proof to go maskless

Louisville woman killed, brother critically injured in accident on I-40 in Nashville Saturday

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Sacred Heart Schools host vaccine clinic with Norton Healthcare

  18-year-old arrested after burglarizing Butchertown restaurant

Apartment building blaze in Crescent Hill under investigation

Man shot twice in Shawnee rushed to hospital

  Network to provide mentorships, support for young people launches in Louisville

  Doctors urge more people to get COVID shot as mask restrictions lift

  New arrests and a possible resurgence of a controversial LMPD policy

In another year of out-of-control gun violence, victories for LMPD are increasingly elusive.

Woman charged in shooting of man faces judge

The shooting happened May 4, according to court documents. The victim was shot once in the head.

LMPD: 8 arrests, 11 guns seized following drive-by shooting

The case involved several scenes.

  Teen basketball star falls victim to Louisville’s gun violence

Gunned down on her grandfather’s doorstep, a 16-year-old basketball star became the latest victim of Louisville’s gun violence.

  CDC mask guidance incites different reactions from public health officials, business owners

  ‘Restore equal access’: Metro council members urge Fischer to reopen Rundill Road at Iroquois Park

  ‘We are very proud’: LMPD officers applauded for saving victims of fiery crash on I-65

Man shot to death outside of Louisville home identified

  No arrests in case of UofL student found shot to death inside car on New Year’s Eve

  Couple says almost $20K worth of belongings stolen from Jeffersontown storage unit

  ‘They were beating me’: Woman attacked at Kroger on Mother’s Day wants more help from LMPD

“I mean, they were beating me, and I was in a fetal position, covering my face, making sure they didn’t get my eyes,” Pamela Ahlstedt-Brown told WAVE 3 News.

  Fischer, TARC failed employees, consumers amid Ferdinand Risco sexual harassment scandal, scathing report reveals

The report states Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) dropped the ball when hiring and later promoting former Director Ferdinand Risco.

  Kentucky man receives life-saving organ from Facebook friend

Adam Scheiter has been given another chance at life thanks to an acquaintance who felt called to take action.

  $1,200 worth of plants, equipment stolen Louisville nonprofit’s greenhouse

Louisville Grows Program Director Lisa Dettlinger told WAVE 3 News the thieves hit on back-to-back nights and were caught in the act by a neighbor's surveillance camera.

  Legal road ahead for Bob Baffert could be long and expensive

Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert’s best chance of salvaging a win in Kentucky Derby 147 is to prove the previous blood tests were wrong.

  Norton prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccines to kids 12 and up

A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advisory committee has decided the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine should be given to adolescents.

  UofL Hospital employees uncover human trafficking case, reunite woman with family

The team of medical staff members whose intuition led to the reunification of a 20-year-old Georgia woman and her family was recognized Wednesday.

Teen girl dies after being shot in Louisville

The shooting reportedly happened just before 7 p.m. on Grand Avenue in Chickasaw.

2 victims, including 16-year-old, rushed to hospital after Louisville shooting

It happened on Magazine Street in the 1700 block, LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell confirmed, which is near Sheppard Park.

Jack Harlow’s ‘heart is broken’ following DJ’s arrest for bartender’s murder

A Jefferson County grand jury charged Ronnie Tyshon O’Bannon, who goes by “Lucci,” on Tuesday with murder after his alleged role in the death of Kasmira Nash.

  Heroin, a fire, and an insider: The Troubleshooter investigates

Fifty firefighters unknowingly tried in vain to save a place that one of its former customers said was burning a hole of misery into the souls of the addicted.

UPS education program expands to all Kentucky counties

LOOP pays 100% of undergrad tuition at Jefferson Community and Technical College, plus a housing stipend of $325 per month for up to 36 months.

Police asking for witnesses of fatal club shooting to come forward

A man was murdered at a club in Shively and police are hoping more people saw what happened.

  Shields says ‘miscommunication’ with barricades led to early closure of west Louisville Kroger

A “miscommunication” with the city’s public works department led to the early closure of a west Louisville grocery store, according to LMPD's top cop.

  Jack Harlow’s DJ charged in deadly Derby weekend shooting at Louisville club

Jack Harlow’s DJ has been indicted on a murder charge in connection to this month’s deadly shooting at Vibes, a Louisville nightclub.

  JCPS: Roosevelt-Perry, Wheatley schools merging; Grace James moving campuses

Extensive changes are coming to three schools within Kentucky’s largest public school district.

‘Handful’ of Derby-goers caught COVID, Louisville health director confirms

The Derby was attended by 50,800 people.

LMPD: Wyandotte Park shooting sends man to hospital

Officers arrived to the shooting scene near the 3700 block of Taylor Boulevard around 7 p.m.

  Pipeline shutdown has potential to impact Louisville gas prices

Gas prices across the country are on the rise after a cyberattack on one of the America’s largest fuel pipelines.

  Investigator calls on FBI to investigate wrongful conviction cases similar to Mark Handy’s

A former homicide detective is now calling on the FBI to review all lawsuits which have reached a settlement in civil federal court to see if there was willful misconduct.

  Job openings hit 20-year nationwide high, while thousands remain on unemployment

According to the US Labor Department, job openings rose nearly 8 percent to 8.1 million in March, the most on records dating back to December 2000.

JCPS summer learning program registration begins

Jefferson County Public Schools is now offering registration for its summer learning program, giving students options to further their education in the summer months.

  Louisville artist turns trauma into an outlet and outreach for his community

Not everyone shows it or speaks about it, but life, tragedy and trauma can impact your mental health.

Woman charged with injuring bartender for allegedly ‘not adding alcohol to drinks’

A Louisville woman has been charged with assault after a violent incident with a bartender allegedly starting after not being served additional alcohol in her drink.

Man shot near Big Four Bridge

A man was shot at a popular area for walkers in Louisville.

3 shot at Louisville hotel

A man is in critical condition and two others were injured in a shooting near a Louisville hotel.

Man in critical condition after double shooting in Watterson Park

Officer Beth Ruoff said the double shooting was reported in the 3300 block of Red Roof Inn Place.

Veterans Club meets with Sen. Rand Paul, state officials seeking funding for Camp Restoration project

On Monday, Veterans Club founder Jeremy Harrell met with US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to discuss the future of the Camp Restoration project.

Mayor’s Hike, Bike, and Paddle returns Memorial Day

A Memorial Day tradition in Louisville will be returning once again this year and has been reworked to ensure the safety of participants.

Girl, 15, rushed to hospital after being shot in Taylor Berry

It happened around 6 p.m. on Montana Avenue.

  Pandemic accelerates partnerships, has other impacts on animal shelters

At animal shelters in Kentucky, the challenges that came with 2020 and beyond have been paired with opportunity.

  Medina Spirit scandal will not impact Derby race payouts

Kentucky Derby 147 winner Medina Spirit failed a post-race drug test on May 9, testing for excessive levels of anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone.

  Federal guidelines may soon nix indoor mask requirements — a welcome change for businesses

Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said federal guidance on wearing face coverings indoors may change soon.

  How did officials find an illegal substance in Medina Spirit’s blood?

The presence of any betamethasone is not allowed in horses that are racing. But the findings can be challenged.

  Louisville pediatrician among first Ky. private practice to roll out COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Beverly Gaines asked Kentucky for a shot at helping end the pandemic. That's why the state’s health department made her private practice one of the first in Kentucky to administer the vaccine.

6 arrests made after shooting leads to multiple police chases in Louisville

Anyone with information should call the LMPD Anonymous Tip Line at (502) 574-LMPD.

Kentucky Humane Society says 60 animals adopted during ‘Empty the Shelters’ event

An event that helped find pets their forever homes by lowering adoption fees helped the Kentucky Humane Society adopt out more than 50 pets last week.

Charges pending against driver following fatal crash on Eastern Parkway

One person died and a second person suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash on Eastern Parkway.

  Churchill Downs suspends Baffert following Medina Spirit’s positive test for banned drug

One week after celebrating his record seventh Kentucky Derby win, the Hall of Fame trainer is in a stretch duel to keep that trophy.

  Baffert faced previous scandals prior to Medina Spirit’s positive test

A week after the Derby, Medina Spirit was added to a list of Baffert horses that have tested positive for banned substances.

Wind damage reported in Louisville downs power lines, trees

Gusty winds on Sunday caused several instances of downed power lines and trees as officials work to bring service back to those affected.

  Mother’s Day brunches bring patrons despite changes

On Sunday, local restaurants and families showed love while still pushing through changes.

LMPD: Person in critical condition after accidentally driving lawnmower into lake

The incident occurred near the 2300 block of South English Station Road around 5:29 p.m. Saturday.

  ‘People all over came to help’: Louisville ‘snow baby,’ Michelle Schmitt, dies at 30

The family of Louisville's “snow baby,” Michelle Schmitt, remembers her life and the community that supported them.

Man in critical condition after shooting near Dixie Highway

Officers were called to reports of a shooting in the 1700 block of Wilart Drive Saturday afternoon.

Louisville reopens 2 additional community centers Monday

The second phase of Louisville Parks and Recreation’s reopening of its community centers will begin Monday, May 10.

Officials identify woman killed in Cherokee Road crash

The driver reportedly veered off the street in the 1500 block of Cherokee Road and hit a tree.

LMPD: SUV collides with house in Algonquin neighborhood

Louisville Metro Police is investigating after a vehicle collides with a home in the Algonquin neighborhood early Saturday morning.

What does Mom want for Mother’s Day? It’s not complicated

In case it fell off your radar, May 9 is Mother’s Day. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make Mom happy.

  UofL holds commencement for 2020 and 2021 graduates

After a forced year of Zoom meetings, online classes, and uncertainty, walking across the stage will mean so much to graduates this year.

Suspect accused of crashing stolen vehicle, firing shots at officers

When officers tried to stop the vehicle, the driver crashed and two people inside abandoned the car, according to police.

Tasty competition: Louisville, Lexington Ronald McDonald Houses vying to bring in most meals

The first house that reaches $7,500 will receive a full meal cooked and served by the other team.

Teenager killed in 3-car crash on West Broadway identified

The crash happened about 11 p.m. at the intersection of West Broadway and South 18th Street near the YMCA.

  Local business still face challenges as Beshear eases capacity, face masks restrictions

As Gov. Andy Beshear gradually lifts COVID restrictions, Kentucky businesses are still experiencing hardships.

  Louisville businesses struggling to find workers as hiring shrinks across US

Hiring across America was sharply lower in April compared to the month before, according to data released from the U.S. Department of Labor Friday.

  Kentucky public school districts sue company for damage caused by opioid crisis

Jefferson County Public Schools passed a resolution in October authorizing litigation to compensate for damages caused by opioids.

  Remembering slain Louisville officers 50 years later

The names of Wilbur Hayes and John Schaefer evoke emotional flashbacks to days of uncertainty after a violent crime that came during one of Louisville’s biggest weekends.

Louisville church prays for first responders, election officials on National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is held every year on the first Thursday in May.