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NKY teacher charged with rape, sodomy of student

Officials say Kendall Burk, 23, is charged with four counts of third-degree rape and four counts of sodomy.

KSP investigating officer-involved shooting in Jessamine County

Kentucky lawmakers push for $15 minimum wage

State teachers’ union responds to Bevin’s latest jab at educators

Kentucky Democratic Party files complaint over Bevin fundraiser ‘scheme’

  Downtown Louisville businesses prep for presidential visit

  Trump Visit: Traffic delays are definite in downtown Louisville

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  Sheriff: Man who attempted to kidnap student was at NKY high school day before incident

  State Fair chaos prompts discussion about conceal carry

Judge calls on Bevin, Hampton to settle hiring spat on their own

Suspect claims she is a ‘good mom’ after newborn son found on floorboard of Kentucky minivan

  Beauty queen overcomes adversity to graduate from Fort Knox

Shelbyville motorists killed in four-car crash

  Family of woman found dismembered in freezer asks for public’s help

Brittany Wilson's family is asking for help searching the 300-acre property in LaRue County where her remains were initially found last month.

17 injured in Cincinnati-bound Greyhound bus crash on I-75 in central Kentucky

At least 17 people are recovering after a Greyhound bus bound for Cincinnati crashed on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle Co., Ky.

Crews find snake curled up inside Brandenburg transformer

It caused a power outage in the area, but the lights were all back on by Friday.

  Ahead of Trump’s Louisville stop, Bevin says to expect even more before November

President Donald Trump will be addressing veterans next Wednesday at the AMVETS National Convention, and attending a re-election fundraiser for Gov. Matt Bevin.

Oldham County goes back to school with a need for teachers

Make A Wish Foundation brings girl with brain tumor baby dolls

Habitat For Humanity continues to honor Comair flight 5191 victim

Blackjewel miners receiving donations from community while camping out on tracks

TwinSpires now title sponsor of Ellis Park Juvenile, Debutante

  AG candidate Daniel Cameron on racial slur: ‘I’ve been called worse’

New school in NKY provides associate degrees

A new school opened in Northern Kentucky that offers students an opportunity to earn an associates degree in addition to their diploma.

  Evansville, Owensboro included on TIME magazine cover story

The cover of TIME magazine is catching the attention of the Tri-State.

Inspection documents conducted at embattled dog kennel show improvements

The pictures were sickening and caused public outcry. It was August 2018 when WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters showed pictures of the conditions inside Phillips Agri Farm in Campbellsville.

Bernheim Forest takes effort to protect the land on the road

Bernheim says the forest is under threat by two projects.

KSP employee killed in Henry County crash

Mary “Renee” McCoy lost control of her vehicle on Tuesday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Eastern Kentucky man arrested at the Pentagon was armed with shotgun, knives, machete

Charles Lawson was arrested on August 6, after telling Pentagon police that he had "liberty business" at the Pentagon.

  Kentucky State Fair ready for the heat with plenty of water, AC

Fair officials have five pop up water vendors strategically placed in those areas, as well as walking water vendors with ice cold H2O to find you in the crowd.

Georgetown woman accused of keeping filthy children in cockroach-infested home

When officers arrived at the scene, they found three discarded mattresses with dirty stains, cockroaches and bedbugs.

Breathitt County Judge-Executive accused of using public money to buy lumber

The indictment states Jeff Noble intentionally used more than $700 in public funds to purchase lumber for personal use.

Trial to begin for father of Kentucky’s secretary of state

Prosecutors allege that Jerry Lundergan hired consultants and vendors to work for his daughter's campaign, but he paid for them out of his business account and didn't ask for reimbursement from the campaign.

Allegiant offering new nonstop flights to West Palm Beach from CVG

Allegiant announced new nonstop flights from CVG to West Palm Beach

  Couple asking for help finding motorcycle that honored murdered son

Police in Owensboro are looking for a special motorcycle that was stolen this weekend.

  Man shot, killed by law enforcement in Breckinridge County identified

The incident took place at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time, near the intersection of State Highways 259 and 737, near the Grayson County line.

NKY police chase ends in crash, multiple injuries, suspect on run

Four ambulances responded to the scene on Dixie Highway and Town Center Boulevard.

Company withdraws proposed ‘sludge farm’ plan from Trimble County

R&R Septic and Excavation was proposing a sludge farm for property along Highway 421.

Kentucky dad tells police he fell asleep on toilet after kids found unattended on road

Police said Jeremy Dunn, 24, would appear at least 30 minutes after the officer responded to the scene. He claimed to have woken up and given the girls breakfast before going to the bathroom where he fell asleep.

Mother of Covington native found dead in California pleading for answers two years later

Eric Littleton was found dead on August 6, 2017.

Fifth Third raising minimum wage to $18

The change goes into effect Oct. 28.

2 dead in murder-suicide in Taylor County

It happened Saturday evening on Lyle Road in Campbellsville.

Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder in fall at home

According to a spokesman, McConnell suffered the injury on his outside patio, and has been treated for the fracture.

Covington teen shot and killed

One man is dead following a shooting in Covington Saturday night.

Friends, family write messages for Louisville woman murdered and dismembered

Loved ones gathered Friday to remember Brittany Wilson, the victim of a brutal double murder-suicide in LaRue County last week.

Savannah Spurlock’s mother: ‘She’s in a better place’

Savannah Spurlock's mother is pushing for a conviction in the case against whomever killed her daughter.

Kentucky 2-year-old, thought to be missing, found dead in hot car

Officers were initially called to the home, about 100 miles south of Lexington, to investigate a report of a missing child.

  Federal investigators looking into disastrous gas pipeline explosion

One person was killed and five homes were destroyed in a fireball that could be seen for miles shortly after midnight in Lincoln County.

Moody’s: Results of Kentucky special session ‘credit negative’

The credit rating agency Moody's has released its thoughts on a new law crafted by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and passed by the General Assembly in a special session last month.

World’s Longest Yard Sale moves through the Tri-State this weekend

The annual ‘World’s Longest Yard Sale’ kicks off Thursday.

  Lincoln County residents run from fiery blast: ‘I thought for sure I was going to die’

An early morning gas line explosion killed a woman and injured several other people, rapidly sending flames through and high above the Indian Camp subdivision.

  Pipeline explosion kills 1 in Kentucky, injures several others

The Lincoln County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Lisa Denise Derringer, 58, of Stanford, Ky.

Despite policy change, UK will not sell alcohol this upcoming season

Despite new rules from the SEC, UK announced there will not be public alcohol sales at athletic events during the 2019-2020 season.

Harlan County shop is working to help miners, after mines shut down

Shop Local Kentucky, based in Lexington, is working to help miners and their families.

Man killed at Muhlenberg Co. coal mine; recovery effort could take days

A methane gas explosion in the shaft caused Richard Knapp to fall. Recovery efforts are still underway.

Driver pleads in deaths of mom, 8-year-old daughter

Tammy Feinauer will be sentenced next month

Shots fired at Mammoth Cave over an alleged bigfoot sighting

Mammoth Cave would like the public to know there are not any ongoing threats to the park and it is safe to visit.

  Middle school project leads to prefiled bill in Kentucky legislature

Dylan Kissling and Rep Josie Raymond, (D) Jefferson County pre-filed the bill that would help with cyber-bullying.

  Stickers from so-called ‘hate group’ found on streetlamps in NKY

Someone found the stickers from Patriot Front — a group the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified as a “neo-Nazi hate group” — on at least 12 lampposts along Fort Thomas Avenue.

After long search, Ky. woman does ‘good thing’ and returns scrapbook to 97-year-old Navy pilot in Ohio

“Tracking him down was the absolute hardest and most aggravating part,” said Alexis.

All lanes of I-65 South reopen in Hart County after crash involving firetruck

Clearing is expected to take several hours. Anyone traveling that way is asked to take a setup detour.

Kentucky native singer to appear on The Tonight Show

Tyler’s episode of The Tonight Show will air Aug. 6 right here on WAVE 3 News and NBC at 11:35 p.m.

Asking for cash back at checkout? Kroger now charging a fee

Customers will not be able to withdraw more than $300 at checkout.

Fort Knox soldiers return home from Afghanistan

While deployed, the unit covered more than 7,000 miles in route clearance in southern Afghanistan.

Trump tweets support for Kentucky AG candidate, ‘new star’ Daniel Cameron

The Hardin County native, who currently practices law in Louisville, would be the first African-American attorney general in state history.

Kentucky students to see ‘In God We Trust’ motto when they return to school

According to the legislation, “In God We Trust” can be displayed on a plaque or in the form of artwork by students.

WATCH: Rep. Sen. Dan Seum endorses Democrat Andy Beshear in governor’s race

Republican State Sen. Dan Seum announced on Monday his support for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear.

  Tax change concerns raised, KY filmmakers celebrated at Flyover Film Festival

Some directors say Kentucky boasted the best film tax incentives in the country, but that was before some changes made by the state legislature over the last two years.

Historic 450-ton locomotive heading to new home in Eastern Kentucky

The C&O 2716, a 450-ton “Kanawha” type locomotive, is being moved across CSX and R.J. Corman rails from New Haven to Ravenna.

  Kentucky woman, 32, one of longest-surviving, infant heart-transplant recipients

When Leslie Keown was born, doctors discovered the left side of her heart hadn’t formed correctly, so she became just the second person to receive a heart transplant at Norton Children's Hospital 32 years ago.

Report: Federal judge tosses CovCath student Nick Sandmann’s $250M lawsuit against WaPo

A federal judge has dismissed a $250 million defamation lawsuit filed by Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky high school student at the center of a social media firestorm this year, according to a report.

Soldiers leave Owensboro for deployment to Middle East

The National Guard says the 206th Engineer Battalion will be stationed at the US Central Command in the Middle East.

  Federal legislation proposed to address black vultures eating animals alive

Farmers said black vultures have been eating their cattle alive and they cant do much about it. But an Indiana member of the U.S. House of Representatives wants to help.

  Couple marries in hospital after accident leaves Ky. man unable to move from neck down: ‘We shouldn’t wait’

Chris and Ashley are determined he will walk again.

Man shot at NKY house party dies

Michael Holbrook, 46, was shot in the neck June 27

Meet Callie, the KY Air National Guard’s search and rescue K-9

Callie’s training is part of KYANG’s mission to expand the squadron’s Search and Rescue K-9 program, which began in 2018.

  Bevin signs pension-relief bill; special session comes to a close

The quasi-government pension relief bill Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin laid out survived the full, five-day special session with no changes.

  Suspect from gruesome LaRue County crime scene still hasn’t been identified

A rural country road is now marked by death. What detectives found at a LaRue County home was nothing but horror.

Experts warn about ATV dangers following recent deadly accidents

Experts say ATV riders should think first before putting the key into the ignition.

  ’Unmanageable and unsustainable’: CPS crisis in Jefferson County investigated

For years, WAVE 3 News has reported the problems and complaints against Kentucky's Child Protection System.

  Update: 1 victim at gruesome LaRue County crime scene was dismembered

One of the three dead bodies found at a horrific crime scene Monday was at least partly dismembered, WAVE 3 News has learned.