Taking Back Your Streets

  New law, citations having little effect on panhandlers

The hardest part about going undercover for a story on panhandling is not being undercover enough for panhandlers.

  Metro Council approves $15,000 to go toward thwarting thieves around Hikes Lane area

New non-profit aims to prevent substance abuse

WAVE 3 News hosts free, anonymous drug drop-off

Neighborhood Summit educates public on community safety

  Convicted city employee being paid with your tax dollars

  Federal officials look for new ways to stem Louisville violence

Continued Coverage

  Neighbors hand out hotspot cards following string of drive-by shootings

  Gunshot victims reunite with UofL trauma team that saved their lives

LMPD finds drugs hidden in fake dictionary

  Joint operation involving feds, LMPD yields 57 arrests, gun seizures

  City not even part of the way toward solving illegal halfway house crisis

  Fleeing the force: Experienced LMPD officers leaving for other departments

  New push to reach potential violence victims begins

With so many teens involved in recent violence, WAVE 3 News has learned about a new directive to reach potential victims before the bullets do.

  Aggressive policing vs. aggressive criminals: Who’s winning?

When it comes to crime, no corner in Louisville stood out like Fourth Street and Winkler Avenue.

Whitney Austin: Mass shooting survivor leaving Fifth Third Bank, fully commits to Whitney/Strong Organization

Whitney Austin says her life mission is now to fight gun violence with her Whitney/Strong Organization.

  Troubleshooter Exclusive: Walking with the Interrupters

They are the so-called Violence Interrupters. They are part of a program that's seen major success in some cities, but came under fire in Louisville after an exclusive WAVE 3 News Troubleshooter investigation.

  Tyler Park breaks ground on renovations

  As budget overhaul looms, one neighborhood pushes forward

Algonquin Park celebrates playground upgrade

  2 years after his death, Nick Rodman Legacy Foundation is launched

  New technology makes it easier to recover stolen property

Volunteers restoring neglected cemetery in Chickasaw neighborhood

Officials discover five guns, 10 pounds of weed while responding to fire

Fire crews first found the guns while putting out a fire.

Employer symposium for workers in recovery held in Louisville

The event was co-hosted by the South Louisville Opioid Task Force and the Southwest Dream Team.

  Project Guardian brings cameras, better security to Harrison County parks

The cameras in Hayswood Park are part of a larger program for the county called Project Guardian.

Fort Knox honors former President George H.W. Bush

In addition to Monday's cannon fire, the post will fire a 50 gun salute on Thursday.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

The DEA said more than six million Americans misused prescription drugs in 2016.

LMAS program getting national attention

Doggy Day Out allows trained pet lovers to take a shelter dog out for a short field trip.

  Crack kits ordinance moves closer to becoming law

The kits are brown paper bags with a small glass pipe, a copper scrubber that serves as a filter, and sometimes a lighter too, prepackaged and ready to go.

Wyatt Williams; Prosecutors introduce new evidence in murder case

Wyatt Williams was playing a game of dice when he pulled out a gun and fired it in May of last year, investigators said.

Second LMDC escapee held on $200,000 bond following Monday’s capture

Jeremy Hunt, who has served time for escaping custody twice in the past, faces a slew of charges.

LMPD makes arrests, seizes guns and drugs, invents new hash tag

Officers arrested a Louisville woman whom they said took her 12- and 14-year-old daughters along on a drug deal.

Alley transformed into creative space for downtown workers, visitors

Once viewed as eyesores, a new downtown project is turning forgotten alleys into creative destinations.

Multi-million dollar grant seeks to empower Russell residents as neighborhood undergoes renaissance

Money is pouring in to the Russell neighborhood of Louisville in an attempt to help residents and local businesses prosper without displacement. It's called Russell: A Place of Promise.

  Undercover block watch reveals why crime is so high

If there is a devil – the Park Hill Housing Project is hell when it comes to crime in Louisville.

  WAVE 3 News Editorial - Taking Back Your Streets

We all want a safe place to live. Now it is time to do something about it.

When is living in a former meth lab only ‘sort of’ dangerous?

When is living in a former meth lab only sort of dangerous? That's the question facing hundreds of property owners across Kentucky as they grapple with the high cost of cleaning up toxic methamphetamine contamination.

Taking Back Your Streets picnic brings solidarity to community

From dancing to making new friends to just plain having fun, the inaugural WAVE 3 News Taking Back Your Streets Community Picnic proved that in a time of elevated violence, solidarity prevailed.

SLIDESHOW: The Inaugural Taking Back Your Streets Community Picnic

The event was fun for the entire family.

  Taking Back Your Streets special report addresses violence in Louisville

WAVE 3 News is hosting a Taking Back Your Streets special report on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

VIDEO: Mayor Fischer talks Taking Back Your Streets

Sunday morning, Mayor Greg Fischer stopped by WAVE 3 News to talk about the recent crime in Louisville, and why Louisville Taking Back Your Streets is so important.

UPDATED LIST: Kentucky’s 25 safest towns

The editors at SafeWise.com used FBI crime data, population stats and other information to determine which Kentucky cities are the safest. See if your town made the list.

Bashford Manor Residents Taking Back Their Neighborhood

It's a Louisville neighborhood known for it's Kentucky Derby Heritage. But, an increase in crime and a growing number of abandoned business in the last few years made it an area that people began to avoid. But as WAVE 3 Investigator Connie Leonard reports, things are changing at Bashford Manor, thanks to a group of people who decided to take back their neighborhood.