Louisville Metro

  ‘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.

Officials identify woman killed in Cherokee Road crash

LMPD: SUV collides with house in Algonquin neighborhood

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

  UofL holds commencement for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Suspect accused of crashing stolen vehicle, firing shots at officers

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

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Teenager killed in 3-car crash on West Broadway identified

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

  Louisville businesses struggling to find workers as hiring shrinks across US

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

  Remembering slain Louisville officers 50 years later

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

  CDC: US birth, fertility rates drop to record low in 2020 amid COVID pandemic

U.S. birth and fertility rates dropped to another record low amid the pandemic, as Louisville hospitals also report fewer deliveries in 2020.

  Louisville seeing sharp increase in dangerous international shipments

The port of Louisville has become the top U.S. destination when it comes to international smugglers trying to sneak potentially dangerous agricultural products into the country.

Shields did not fire officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, spokesperson says

The issue of Rolfe’s termination and Shields’ resignation has been a source of controversy.

Man found by officers at Norton Hospital after being shot on Preston Hwy.

Officers that responded to Preston Highway and Grade Lane, where it reportedly happened, initially couldn’t find the victim.

  Louisville woman learns how to walk again for son’s wedding

  Kentucky Derby 147 brings millions of tourism dollars to Louisville

Records show man charged with attempted murder has violent past

Louisville’s push for environmental change made official by executive order

  Louisville hardware stores impacted by national lumber shortages, cost increases

  Abused woman caught on camera being dragged by her hair after escaping Louisville home

  Councilwoman calls on LMPD chief to explain west Louisville barricade decision

A Metro councilwoman is calling on LMPD Police Chief Erika Shields to explain why the department placed barriers around one of the only grocery stores in the West End heading into Derby weekend.

  Adoption fees slashed during ‘Empty the Shelters’ event at Kentucky Humane Society

If you’re looking to add a four-legged family member, there may not be a better time than now.

Judge orders embattled attorney to start paying up

An embattled Louisville attorney who was the subject of a WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter investigation is having to pay back thousands of dollars he’s accused of stealing.

Man accused of stealing car with child inside appears in court

Stephen Murphy, 27, is being held on a $5,000 bond.

LMPD asking for help to identify man in homicide investigation

Police are hoping the community will help them identify a man to assist with a homicide investigation.

Murder suspect facing new charges surrounding his arrest

Jameko Lee Hayden, 22, of Louisville, is being held on a murder charge for the Dec. 19, 2019 death of Christian Gwynn, 19.

  After more than 600 days, Louisville Bats welcome fans back to Slugger Field

After more than a year without baseball at Louisville Slugger Field, the Louisville Bats welcomed fans back to the stadium.

Authorities identify man found dead inside California neighborhood home

Louisville Metro police officers were called to the 2200 block of Howard Street around 3:30 a.m. April 28, LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.

JCPS teacher fired after sexual abuse charges allegedly involving a minor

Jefferson County Public Schools has fired one of their employees following an indictment and several charges of sexual abuse allegedly involving a minor.

  Church, donors helping family of bartender killed at nightclub on Derby Day

According to video obtained by TMZ, rapper and Louisville native Jack Harlow can be seen inside, just feet from the scuffle that eventually became deadly.

  Louisville housing report details pandemic impact on evictions, affordable housing

When it comes to finding an affordable place to live in Louisville, a new report is claiming the pandemic has made some already present issues even worse.

  Valley Station crash victim becomes victim of burglary

While a young mother stayed at the hospital for two weeks following a deadly crash, her home was being robbed clean.

McConnell: 1619, the year Blacks were enslaved in US, not ‘most important’ point in history

McConnell was referring to the 1619 Project, which is a New York Times initiative that emphasizes the significance of the year in which the first Africans were brought to Virginia and sold into slavery.

  FAA enforces ‘zero-tolerance policy’ on unruly behavior

Typically, the FAA would record up between 100 to 150 formal cases of bad behavior on airlines in the United States annually. Since the start of 2021, that number has jumped to 1,300.

  Full-time mobile vaccination efforts underway in Louisville

City leaders hope that putting all their energy into LouVax Mobile full-time will be the catalyst to get more people in the community vaccinated.

Louisville man arrested for role in U.S. Capitol riots

Eric Douglas Clark was arrested today by the FBI.

Residents escape as tree falls between 2 homes in Old Louisville

Fire crews responded early Tuesday morning to a tree that had toppled over and fell onto two homes in Old Louisville, causing a small fire.

PARC to resume vehicle booting

The Parking Authority of the River City will start booting vehicles again.

  Beshear ‘open’ to lifting virus restrictions; event centers brace for loosened rules

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday he is keeping up with plans to loosen restrictions if Kentuckians continue to get the coronavirus vaccine.

  How to prepare for overnight, early morning severe storms

As spring storms make an appearance this week, it's important to be safe and ready.

  Video shows Louisville rapper Jack Harlow feet from deadly nightclub shooting

Calls came in to police around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on reports of a shooting at Vibes Restaurant and Ultra Lounge in the 1300 block of River Road.

Arrests made after LMPD, SWAT called to incident in Wyandotte neighborhood

Officers were called to the 1000 block of Sale Avenue around 4 p.m. responding to a domestic altercation, according to LMPD spokesperson Beth Ruoff.

  Local Indian community concerned about COVID crisis in native their country

India is in the grips of the world’s worst COVID outbreak. In Louisville and Southern Indiana, there is a large Indian community who is worried about their loved ones overseas.

  COVID-19 testing still available as vaccine push continues

As the focus of public health workers shifts to getting people vaccinated, COVID-19 testing appointments are still available.

  Fern Creek athletes score selfie with football legends at the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is known to attract thousands of fans, athletes, and celebrities. For some Fern Creek High School students, it gave them the opportunity to meet their football idols.

Kentucky Humane Society hosts Empty the Shelters adoption event

The Kentucky Humane Society will be participating in a national Empty the Shelters event to help find shelter pets their forever homes.

18-year-old shot, killed in Taylor Berry neighborhood identified

The teen was shot in the 3200 block of Utah Avenue on Sunday, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

1 dead, 2 injured in multiple shootings reported within 30 minutes, police confirm

Louisville Metro Police are investigating three separate shootings all taking place within half an hour in south and west Louisville.

Jefferson County Fire helps restore elderly couple’s burned home

An elderly couple’s home that was damaged in a fire in April received assistance from the Jefferson County Fire Department to restore their property.

Louisville faces 15 straight months of double-digit homicides, community activist reports

A local community activist tracking gun violence through LMPD data says following April's reports, there have been 15 straight months of double-digit homicides in the city.

  New study says many behind on important cancer screenings

A new study reveals just how many of these screenings were skipped due to the pandemic.

  Remembering the last Black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby

Success in the saddle can come at an early age for some jockeys. In the case of one well known Kentucky Derby winning rider, amazing seeds of greatness were planted during life’s formative years.

Mother says seeing others get justice is hard 4 years after son’s death

Years after her son died in a crash, Aime Thompson, still wears the hurt on her sleeve.

Churchill Downs valets not to strike on Derby day following contract dispute, lawsuit

It was in the eleventh hour when valets announced they would work Derby Saturday despite ongoing contract disputes with Churchill Downs.

Louisville activists offer community help in filing LMPD complaints, encouraged by DOJ investigation

Local activists are encouraging the community to come forward with their police complaints to further the Department of Justice probe into LMPD

Report: Tutu Atwell drafted to Los Angeles Rams

Atwell was selected by the Rams with the 57th overall pick.

Child dies after getting pinned under truck in Louisville

An officer at the scene confirmed the child’s death.

3 injured in Park DuValle shooting

The shooting was reported near the 1700 block of 36th Street around 2:30 p.m. Friday, LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said.

Suspect in shooting over stimulus check money arrested

Da’Montez Daniel-Hutchins, 23, of Louisville, is being held on 14 separate charges.

‘All eyes on Derby’: Louisville organizers plan protests for Kentucky Derby weekend

Louisville activists plan to protest Kentucky Derby 147 and hold at least one other major rally the day before.

  Fischer chooses new director of public service; choice unsettles some Metro Council members

Matt Golden recently retired from the Jefferson County attorney’s office. He also is a tax attorney and worked as interim counsel for TARC.

  Neighborhoods near Churchill Downs ready to cash in on Derby Week

It’s become a tradition, almost like Derby week itself, for those who live near the track to get their lawns and properties ready to charge people to park hundreds of cars over the weekend.

  Churchill Downs nurse looking forward to 56th Kentucky Derby

JoAnn Sandbach is a nurse at Churchill Downs.

Teenage girl shot in Louisville, rushed to hospital

The victim is reportedly 16 or 17.

Filly named Breonna victorious at Churchill Downs on Thurby

Fourteen months after the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, a filly bearing the 26-year-old’s name raced her way to a victory at Churchill Downs two days before the Kentucky Derby.

  Rainy Thurby 2021 draws crowds after previous year with no fans

The fan-focused event last year was held in front of a largely empty Churchill Downs due to COVID-19 restrictions, preventing the usual fanfare from happening.

  ‘Here comes the justice’: Suspect in murder of Louisville teen arrested

The murder happened six days before Christmas as Christian Gwynn was walking home from a restaurant. For nearly 500 days, Gwynn’s parents waited for answers.

Man charged with attempted murder following Wednesday morning shooting

A man was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot into a vehicle.

Man punched by LMPD officer on video files lawsuit

A protester whose arrest in Jefferson Square park went viral is suing a Louisville Metro Police Department officer.

LMPD releases street closures, no parking areas leading up to Kentucky Derby

Several streets will be closed leading up with the 147th Run for the Roses.

  The rise, fall and return of the Black Derby

People who live in west Louisville reflect on a Kentucky Derby day tradition that was shut down.

  DOJ officials request community involvement in federal investigation of LMPD, Metro Government

In a public forum Tuesday, federal officials asked the Louisville community for their involvement in the Department of Justice investigation of LMPD and Metro Government.

  New deli offers fresh food, sense of community in west Louisville

As the co-owner of Bobby Ray and Sons Deli, Bobby McDaniel said it’s not just his business he’s trying to spruce up, it’s the entire community.

Man injured in South 40th Street shooting

The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. on South 40th Street between Garland and Doerhoefer Avenues.

  Millions skipping second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, NYT article shows

The New York Times estimates between 8 and 10 percent of people - roughly 5 million - have skipped their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.

  Group of JCPS elementary students look to tackle homelessness

The JusticeNow initiative is spread across 13 schools in JCPS, allowing students to work on problems that they see in the city.

  SEIU authorizes potential Derby valet strike at Churchill Downs

With the Kentucky Derby just three days away, one key group of backside workers has been authorized to strike by its parent union.

LMDC losing officers at rapid pace; FOP president cites low pay

The Corrections Fraternal Order of Police President said LMDC has lost 19 employees so far this year and 62 in 2020.