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Louisville nurse dies of COVID-19 as frontline workers fight virus surge

Michael Rodriguez, 67, was a nurse at Norton Audubon Hospital for 26 years before he passed away in November.

  Thousands of food angels still await adoption

Lauren Jones ‘still feeling crummy’ weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis

Victim in South Louisville shooting dies; identity released

Man accused of hitting stranger, damaging property in downtown Louisville

Metro Council committee votes to request more power for LMPD Civilian Review Board

  JCPS reveals long-planned student assignment plan details

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Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, a high profile tenant at Fourth Street Live!, closes

  COVID-19 restrictions mean fewer animals at local shelters

  Survivor, family of innocent people killed during Shively police chase sue department

  Local hospitals urge people to remain vigilant amid CDC quarantine guideline changes

LMPD seizes $150k of Fentanyl in traffic stop

Resolution calling for Fischer, FoP to discuss alcohol and drug testing for officers leaves committee

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

Shively Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton was arrested for driving under the influence after allegedly slamming into another vehicle and a utility pole, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Louisville doctors hope to combat mistrust in COVID vaccine among Black patients

Once approved, COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be the best defense against contracting the virus.

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

When it comes to enforcement, Shepherdsville Police Chief Rick McCubbin said to count his officers out.

  Snow days may be less likely as students learn remotely during pandemic

The first snow of the season has laid a light blanket across much of WAVE Country. But for many learning remotely, the prospects of a snow day are slim this year.

  Local organizations hope GivingTuesday donations inject meaningful dollars into the community

  Mayor Fischer declares racism a public health crisis

Riverlink Joint Board approves customer service changes for toll system provider

  Petition to reopen Kentucky restaurants make rounds as some struggle to keep doors open

  Louisville’s top health official provides latest on vaccine preparedness in the city

Norton Children’s Hospital, local artists unveil parking garage mural

Crews battle railroad car fire in south Louisville

Fire crews responded to extinguish a railroad car on fire in south Louisville Tuesday morning.

  Louisville restaurant, bar owners applying for $10,000 state relief money say it’s not enough

The Team Kentucky Food and Beverage Relief Fund was created to aid smaller restaurants and bars in the state struggling to make it through the coronavirus pandemic.

  Two killed in double shooting on Six Mile Lane identified by coroner

The two people who died after a shooting on Six Mile Lane have been identified by the coroner’s office.

  Parents grieve over son killed during carjacking

Eva Helms was about to leave home she there was a knock at her door. It was a Jefferson County deputy coroner with news she never thought she'd hear.

  KSP releases body-camera video of LMPD officer-involved shooting

Eight days after a deadly shooting involving an LMPD officer, Kentucky State Police investigators released body-camera video from the incident.

Code Louisville program places more than 500 graduates into tech careers

Nearly 300 companies and organizations have hired at least one Code Louisville graduate.

KSP to release bodycam footage of LMPD officer-involved shooting Monday

Kentucky State Police updated an investigation into a deadly Louisville Metro Police officer-involved shooting in the Portland neighborhood.

Former Kentucky representative shares heart failure journey

Dwight Butler’s journey took a remarkable turn last year when he received a new heart.

Local Better Business Bureau COO dies after more than 16 years with organization

Gadansky has been with the BBB for more than 16 years, and the organization said December 1 would have marked his 17-year anniversary.

  Road rage apparent cause of shooting near Paddock Shops

The suspect fled the scene, but later surrendered to LMPD officers.

Riders spread Christmas joy in 38th Annual Toys for Tots Run in Louisville

Motorcycle riders once again took the time to spread a little holiday joy by participating in this year’s annual Toys for Tots Run in Louisville.

  Family of man found dead on River Road pleads for help, answers

A week has passed and the victim’s half-brother wants to know why he became another victim of a violent year.

  Salvation Army’s Angel Tree campaign seeking adoptions with one week left

This year, The Salvation Army’s goal is to help 10,000 local children.

Man in critical condition after shooting

The victim was taken to University of Louisville hospital for treatment.

  Livestreaming bystander hit and arrested during police situation in Jeffersontown

A Jeffersontown Police Officer is caught on camera hitting and trying to put a bystander into custody.

  Small Business Saturday hopes to reinvigorate local economy amid pandemic

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, but during the pandemic, it’s on the verge of breaking.

  Family hosts vigil, balloon release for 19-year-old killed in drive-by shooting last December

The family of Christian Gwynn, a teenager who died last December in a drive-by shooting on 43rd and Market, hosted a balloon release to honor him on his birthday.

Police find man shot dead inside vehicle in Klondike neighborhood

Officers were sent to the intersection of Klondike Lane and Mid Dale Lane around 5:00 a.m. Saturday on reports of a suspicious vehicle.

  Black Friday brings the new ‘Black Market’ to Louisville’s West End food desert

On the day after Thanksgiving, an oasis appeared in one of the city’s biggest food deserts, bringing fresh food closer to home for West End residents.

  Louisville small businesses manage Black Friday crowds amid COVID

Local stores need your support after an already difficult holiday season.

Old Louisville shooting under investigation

The victim was described as conscious and alert when she was taken for treatment.

Salvation Army serves socially distanced Thanksgiving dinner to people in need

Many were served at the Salvation Army building on South Brook Street, but a number of other meals were also delivered throughout the community.

  Army veteran delivers meals to homeless in downtown Louisville

Thursday, Jeremy Harrell drove around downtown Louisville with a full truck and a full heart.

  Family cooks Thanksgiving meals for Ronald McDonald House residents

People can donate to the Ronald McDonald House at any McDonalds by rounding up their total bill.

  ‘Greatest Cleanup in West End History’ planned for Saturday

When LaFon “Fonz” Brown drives around neighborhoods in west Louisville, he wants to see change.

  Wayside Christian Mission adapts to pandemic, provides Thanksgiving meals

More than 1,000 volunteers serve hundreds of people who are homeless during the holiday.

‘We are at a crossroads’: Hospital leaders plead with public not to gather in large groups

Local hospitals are joining together by signing an open letter that urges everyone to be safe in how they gather this Thanksgiving.

4 arrested in connection to shooting, police pursuit in west Louisville

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-LMPD.

Thanksgiving air travel down in Louisville

The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is seeing about 40% fewer travelers compared to last year.

Hanged officer effigy taken down from Jefferson Square

The effigy was hung feet from a memorial set up for fallen police officers.

Changes greet Cards fans at opening game

UofL Cardinals basketball fans converging on the KFC Yum! Center were greeted outside the door Wednesday night by a loud recording listing a number of rule changes because of COVID-19.

77-year-old woman robbed in cemetery while mourning daughter

The robbery comes just shortly after she lost two family members.

Louisville Free Public Library extends Wi-Fi access to its grounds after hours

LFPL Wi-Fi was previously accessible only while the library was open.

Teenager wounded in Shelby Park neighborhood shooting

The shooting was reported in the 400 block of Marret Avenue around 10 a.m. Wednesday

Arson investigation underway at Big-O Tires, police searching for stolen truck

Police are searching for a vehicle stolen from the shop near the time of the fire.

Ky. Air Guard to receive new planes

The crews of the Kentucky Air National Guard will be flying in some of the most modern planes in U.S. Air Force inventory.

  Travelers head to Louisville airport for Thanksgiving despite CDC warning

Airport officials said they are only seeing about 40% of the amount of travelers they saw last Thanksgiving.

  UofL preparing for COVID surge, opens unused hospital floor for patients

Kentucky hospitals are dangerously close to capacity with yet another surge of coronavirus cases expected after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Person shot on Monticello Ave. in Newburg

Investigators found one person, whom police have not yet identified, with at least one gunshot wound.

Kroger raises over $250 thousand in bourbon auction benefiting Dare to Care

The Ultimate Bourbon Auction to End Hunger, hosted by Kroger, was created benefiting Dare to Care Food Bank in the mission to end hunger.

  Patrons create GoFundMe for Shenanigans Irish Grille after closure announcement

Shenanigans Irish Grille announced on Facebook Monday that they would be closing down after being “hit hard by the new restrictions.”

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

A former LMPD officer is in trouble again, one year after being placed under internal investigation.

  Santa Claus doing virtual visits this year

In order to be on Santa Claus’ nice list, he said there are rules to follow.

  COVID-19 cases in Jefferson Co. more rampant than reported, UofL study shows

New data from UofL Health’s Co-Immunity Project, which works to track and curb the spread of the virus, showed COVID-19 might be more rampant in the community than it’s reported.

  Friendsgiving Turkey Drive helps Louisville families four fourth straight year

On Tuesday, hundreds of turkeys and thousands of Thanksgiving meals were delivered by local groups to families in need.

Catholic Charities provides 450 Thanksgiving meals to migrant, refugee families

Common Table chef’s say all the food was made from scratch.

Ceremony honors late U.S. president on his birthday

Zachary Taylor was the nation’s 12th president and grew up in Louisville before joining the Army in 1808.

Vincenzo’s continues tradition serving Thanksgiving meals to those in need

An annual tradition continues as one local restaurant prepared and served hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and those in need.

Result of audit report releases JCPS from state oversight

Commissioner Jason Glass notified JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio on Nov. 20 that intervention by the state was not necessary.

150 trees being planted in downtown Louisville

The planting will continue until Dec. 2.

  Reduced capacity, safety protocols in place at KFC! Yum Center for UofL basketball

Yum! Center capacity will be limited to 15%, approximately 3,000 fans per game, with all available seating in the lower levels or premium seating areas.

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

Kentucky State Police does not have a timeline for when the body camera video of the most recent fatal officer involved shooting will be released.

NBA star teams up with LMPD to help Louisville families in need

Rajon Rondo joined officers and other volunteers to build beds as part of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation Build a Bed project.

  Suspect killed in Portland neighborhood traffic stop identified by coroner, injured LMPD officer out of hospital

Both the officer and the suspect were taken to the hospital for treatment. The suspect did not survive his injuries.

  UPS seeking out-of-work residents to fill 1,000 seasonal positions

UPS is hiring anybody who needs some extra cash or who may have fallen hard times during the pandemic.

Churchill Downs, Volunteers of America team up to feed families in need this Thanksgiving

Local groups are working together to help feed families in need during a challenging holiday season amid a pandemic.

Bikes or Bust drive collects more than 2,000 bikes

Bikes or Bust has collected over 10,000 bikes for kids throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

  Breonna Taylor Foundation holiday giveaway honors Taylor and local protester

In the midst of their pain, Breonna Taylor’s family members said they want to give back to their local community. It’s a community that has given consistent support in their call for justice for Taylor for nearly a year.