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  ‘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.

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

  Legal road ahead for Bob Baffert could be long and expensive

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

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

Teen girl dies after being shot in Louisville

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

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

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

UPS education program expands to all Kentucky counties

Police asking for witnesses of fatal club shooting to come forward

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

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

  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

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

JCPS summer learning program registration begins

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

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

Man shot near Big Four Bridge

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.

  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

After a bike accident in July 2020, Petrina Crabtree suffered traumatic injuries that left her unable to walk. But she had a goal that she was determined to meet.

  Kentucky Derby 147 brings millions of tourism dollars to Louisville

Kentucky Derby 147 generated $35 million in estimated economic impact across Louisville, according to Louisville Tourism.

Records show man charged with attempted murder has violent past

Michael A. Hillard, 23, of Louisville, was deemed a flight risk and is being held on a $250,000 concurrent bond on all the charges he is facing.

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

Mayor Greg Fischer said emissions from gas powered vehicles are the second largest source of gas emissions in Louisville.

  Louisville hardware stores impacted by national lumber shortages, cost increases

Across the country, lumber and metal shortages are impacting large and small businesses.

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

The woman was saved by police officers around 1 p.m. Monday after she cried out for help from the basement of the home on Delor Avenue.

  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.