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Campbellsville firefighter dies after injured during ice bucket challenge 9/20/2014 9:41 pm UTC
Forty-one-year-old Captain Tony Grider was critically injured Aug. 21 when the Campbellsville Fire Department was helping the marching band with the challenge.
Campbellsville firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies 9/20/2014 9:37 pm UTC
A Campbellsville firefighter who was injured last month while participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge has died.
Judge sets status hearing in college bankruptcy 9/20/2014 9:30 pm UTC
A federal bankruptcy judge has set a hearing in the long-running case of the now-defunct Decker College.
Denham arraigned after Friday's kidnapping, carjacking spree 9/20/2014 9:24 pm UTC
Brandon Denham, 28, of Louisville, is accused in a day-long crime spree that included two kidnappings and several attempted carjackings.
More than 800 cyclists "Bike to Beat Cancer" Saturday in Louisville 9/20/2014 9:08 pm UTC
The ride, put on by Kosair Children's Medical Center, was a fundraiser for Norton Cancer Institute.
Firefighters gather for procession to escort body of fallen comrade 9/20/2014 8:37 pm UTC
The procession will begin at University Hospital at 4 p.m. Saturday. Capt. Tony Grider will be carried in a Supporting Heroes ambulance marked with stars and stripes.
Color Dash 5K raises money for local child abuse center 9/20/2014 8:24 pm UTC
A very colorful run today in southern Indiana raised money for kids and their families.
CRAWFORD | Pregame thoughts: Louisville at FIU 9/20/2014 7:28 pm UTC
Previewing the University of Louisville's football game against Florida International University in Miami. The Cardinals are looking to bounce back from a conference loss at Virginia. Eric Crawford
Fundraiser to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society 9/20/2014 7:10 pm UTC
Next weekend an annual musical event invites guests to get out their best cowboy boots and join in the fight against multiple sclerosis.
Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded 9/20/2014 6:07 pm UTC
The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic im
Campbellsville Fire Capt Tony Grider dies after injury in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 9/20/2014 6:03 pm UTC
He was severely shocked by an arc of electricity, along with another firefighter, while they were in a fire truck bucket that got too close to high-voltage power lines.
Campbellsville firefighter injured during ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies 9/20/2014 5:32 pm UTC
Captain Grider was hurt last month while he was helping with an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that involved students from Campbellsville University.
Memorial Saturday to honor victims of Danville pawn shop triple shooting 9/20/2014 4:34 pm UTC
Mike and Angela Hockensmith, co-owners of the pawn shop, and one of their customers, Dan Smith, were gunned down inside the business Sept. 20, 2013 in front of the Hockensmith's two young children.
11th annual Ken-Ducky Derby coming next weekend 9/20/2014 4:16 pm UTC
Next weekend an annual event benefiting an organization dedicated to providing quality care for adults with developmental and physical disabilities will be held.
Accused Louisville carjacker leaves keys in car, hostages escape 9/20/2014 4:05 pm UTC
The man who allegedly carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint with two men inside and took them hostage for several hours is now in police custody.
Sister of pregnant woman and family hit crossing street describes horrifying scene 9/20/2014 3:58 pm UTC
"It was fast. It all happened so fast. If I could have pulled them away I would have pulled them out," said Alishia Kozak, the victim's sister.
Bicyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by SUV 9/20/2014 2:45 pm UTC
A bicyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in southern Indiana.
Family hit by eating disorder tries to break the silence about the illness 9/20/2014 2:45 pm UTC
A lot of people don't like to talk about it, but the Cahills hope they can change that.
Bug Fest attracts visitors to Bernheim Forest 9/20/2014 2:20 pm UTC
A variety of fun events are available for the whole family at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest's Bug Fest.
Suspected carjacker, kidnapper arrested at BP on Shelbyville Road 9/20/2014 2:00 pm UTC
Twenty-eight-year-old Brandon Wayne Denham was arrested Friday around 8 p.m. at a BP gas station after police said he abducted two men from an Extended Stay America Inn on Dutchman's lane.
High School Playbook: Sept. 19, 2014 9/20/2014 1:53 pm UTC
There was great high school football action on both sides of the Ohio River Friday night.
Early-morning fire sparks at South Louisville home 9/20/2014 1:17 pm UTC
Officials are investigating a fire that occurred at a Thomas Avenue residence in South Louisville.
How long should you keep your child in a car booster seat? 9/20/2014 1:00 pm UTC
For parents, nothing is more important than the safety of their children.
Fund set up for Jeffersonville family hit by alleged drunk driver 9/20/2014 12:51 pm UTC
Sara Neathamer is still in the hospital after being struck by a drunk driver while leaving Disney on Ice on Wednesday. She's awake and alert, according to her sister, but she does have a fractured
BOZICH | College Football: Feeling the Hot Reads' heat, FSU ups Winston's punishment 9/20/2014 12:38 pm UTC
Has Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston done enough to turn Heisman Trophy voters against him? Who are the frontrunners for the four playoff spots? Time Rick Bozich's weekly college football h
Fence-jumper makes it into the White House 9/20/2014 5:34 am UTC
A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed th
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated' 9/20/2014 5:16 am UTC
More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards 9/20/2014 4:58 am UTC
Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Targ
Pregnant woman hit after Disney on Ice production prompts concern for police presence 9/20/2014 4:37 am UTC
A red light didn't stop an alleged drunk driver from plowing into a pregnant woman and her two children as they left the KFC Yum! Center after a Disney on Ice production Thursday night. However, Lo
First Down Friday high school football scores - Week 5 9/20/2014 4:32 am UTC
Here is a list of high school football scores from around Kentuckiana. If you have a score you'd like submit, email us at news@wdrb.comor call (502) 585-0811.
Suspect in Louisville carjackings captured 9/20/2014 4:12 am UTC
A man suspected in a series of carjackings in and around the metro Louisville area Friday has been arrested.
GAME OF THE WEEK: North Oldham vs. South Oldham 9/20/2014 3:47 am UTC
The weather is great for football and since it's Friday that means it's time for the Game of the Week, North Oldham vs. South Oldham.
Actress detained by police refuses to apologize 9/20/2014 3:15 am UTC
An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.
Secret weapon scores big for Scottsburg Warriors 9/20/2014 3:04 am UTC
When it comes to high school football, a talented group of young men in our area are reminding us why we love the game.
Mother, children remain hospitalized after being hit outside KFC Yum! Center 9/20/2014 2:54 am UTC
A mother and her two children remain hospitalized after police said they were hit by a drunken driver Thursday night.
UPDATE: After carjacking, abduction in Saint Matthews, suspect now in custody 9/20/2014 2:41 am UTC
Police say Denham stopped at the BP and got out of the car. He left the car running, allowing the two men who were abducted to flee the scene.
VOTE: Best play of the week - Week 5 9/20/2014 2:40 am UTC
WDRB Sports' Mike Lacett, Tom Lane and John Lewis will select their picks for play of the week, we'll post them here and you get to watch them and vote for the best. 
Sister of pregnant woman struck by drunk driver recalls moments after crash 9/20/2014 2:09 am UTC
The man accused of driving drunk and hitting a pregnant mother and her two young kids in downtown Louisville has been charged with DUI six times before, according to police records.
Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting 9/20/2014 12:55 am UTC
Police took the 46-year-old Chapman into custody Friday afternoon after officers stopped his vehicle in northeast Scottsdale.
UofL graduate working on Ebola vaccine 9/20/2014 12:25 am UTC
A Kentucky native and University of Louisville graduate is getting nods for her efforts in reducing childhood mortality rates in addition to her work on an Ebola vaccine using tobacco grown in the
License plate scanner networks capture movements 9/19/2014 11:06 pm UTC
A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the driver
Police cruiser slams into Dunkin' Donuts 9/19/2014 10:47 pm UTC
Never get between a cop and his donuts – a New Jersey police SUV rammed into a Dunkin' Donuts on Friday. 
Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats 9/19/2014 10:46 pm UTC
Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future.
Kosair theft sparks charity from Derby City Jeep Club 9/19/2014 10:18 pm UTC
It was a crime against charity, not once but twice, when thieves stole trailers valued at over $2,000 a piece from Kosair Charities.
France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq 9/19/2014 10:15 pm UTC
France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.
New Albany man arrested after pregnant woman, 2 children hit by SUV near Yum! Center 9/19/2014 10:14 pm UTC
LMPD officials say the woman was six months pregnant and delivered the baby prematurely.
POLICE: Jeffersonville High School student arrested for having a gun on school property 9/19/2014 10:13 pm UTC
Jeffersonville police Detective Todd Hollis confirms the student was arrested Friday, but would not release any further information other than to say he or she had a gun in their car. 
Alleged drunk driver has long history with drugs, alcohol 9/19/2014 10:12 pm UTC
A woman who was six months pregnant gave birth Thursday night after she, and her two other children, were hit by an SUV as they left the KFC Yum! Center in Downtown Louisville.
Ravens fans trade in their Rice jerseys at stadium 9/19/2014 9:56 pm UTC
Thousands of fans lined up outside the Ravens' home stadium Friday to trade in their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Baltimore players.
Some businesses along Barrett Avenue struggling after closure of Lynn's Paradise Cafe 9/19/2014 9:51 pm UTC
The closing of a popular restaurant more than a year-and-a-half ago continues to have an impact on some small nearby businesses.
Averette sworn in as county judge-executive 9/19/2014 9:50 pm UTC
A long time Democratic Party activist has been sworn in as the new Jefferson County judge-executive. Queenie Averette took the oath of office on the steps of Metro Hall in downtown Louisville durin
JCPS administrators take on different roles for the day 9/19/2014 9:47 pm UTC
Nearly 60 administrators with Jefferson County Public Schools are switching roles Friday and posing as students, teachers and other staff members in an attempt to gain a better perspective as to wh
iPhone 6 craze hits Louisville stores 9/19/2014 9:43 pm UTC
ines full of people who just couldn't wait until normal business hours to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 formed all over the world on September 18.
Former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup endorses Comer for governor in GOP primary 9/19/2014 9:34 pm UTC
Comer invaded Louisville to pick up a big endorsement from former three-term Louisville Congresswoman Anne Northup on Friday.
Churchill Downs jockeys visit Kosair Children's Hospital 9/19/2014 9:31 pm UTC
Some very special visitors made the day of little ones at Kosair Children's Hospital. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, several jockeys based at Churchill Downs visited patients in the
Family hit by repeat impaired driver near KFC Yum! Center 9/19/2014 9:28 pm UTC
The New Albany man charged with DUI and assault in connection with hitting a pregnant mother and her two children sat behind bars Friday.
3 facing charges after allegedly kidnapping students 9/19/2014 9:13 pm UTC
Three people are now facing charges of kidnapping and robbing college students.
Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO 9/19/2014 9:01 pm UTC
Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.
Pop-up beer garden and entertainment space opens downtown 9/19/2014 9:00 pm UTC
ReSurfaced opened Friday at the site of what was supposed to be the Museum Plaza. The plan for a $100 million skyscraper development that would change Louisville's skyline officially fell through e
Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion 9/19/2014 9:00 pm UTC
Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.
Volunteers turn vacant lot into pop-up plaza and beer garden 9/19/2014 8:48 pm UTC
The city turned a vacant lot on West Main Street into a tourist attraction as volunteers helped transform it into a pop-up plaza and beer garden.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issues apology 9/19/2014 8:45 pm UTC
The league has been accused of not acting quickly or emphatically enough in the domestic violence cases of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.
Calif. woman makes history as first female head high school football coach in the state 9/19/2014 8:18 pm UTC
Football may be a man's game -- but don't tell that to Knengi Martin.
Pop-up plaza set to revitalize vacant lots in downtown Louisville 9/19/2014 8:16 pm UTC
The goal of the ReSurfaced project is to transform vacant lots into places with art, music, movies, and craft beer.
One year later, still no answers in Kleier Ave. murder 9/19/2014 7:45 pm UTC
42-year-old Damon White was found dead in a neighborhood alley near Churchill Downs.
France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq 9/19/2014 7:35 pm UTC
More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in r
Beginning in October, Indiana firarms permits to be handled online 9/19/2014 7:23 pm UTC
Starting next month, Indiana residents will need Internet access to apply for a firearms permit.
Shelbyville Police accuse man of kidnapping, robbing college students 9/19/2014 7:18 pm UTC
Police say one of the college students was forced into the trunk of a vehicle, while the other had to drive the carjackers around overnight.
Man charged with heroin trafficking 9/19/2014 6:13 pm UTC
Hayes Gloster, 48, of Louisville was arrested after Louisville Metro police detectives executed a search warrant at an apartment.
I-65N in Hardin County reopened after pavement break causes traffic tie-ups 9/19/2014 4:45 pm UTC
All northbound lanes of I-65 at mile marker 97 in Hardin County re-opened Friday afternoon after a break in pavement temporarily closed the interstate just before 6 a.m.
Jim Beam statue unveiled at Clermont distillery for founder's 150th birthday 9/19/2014 4:34 pm UTC
Jim Beam established Jim Beam bourbon as a national brand when Prohibition ended. It is now the number one selling bourbon in the world.
Police: Suspected drunk driver heading to pick up children from school 9/19/2014 3:53 pm UTC
A traffic stop landed a man in jail after police found that he was driving intoxicated and should not have been driving at all. 
GOP candidate for Ky. governor gets endorsement from Anne Northup 9/19/2014 3:41 pm UTC
Metro Louisville is going to play a critical role in the race for Kentucky governor -- and on Friday, one candidate picked up a big Louisville endorsement.
Man with concealed handgun arrested for making threats 9/19/2014 3:22 pm UTC
The man was found after a pedestrian flagged down a police officer and gave the officer a description of the person
Reports allege drugs, underage drinking and health code violations at Cahoots 9/19/2014 2:52 pm UTC
During the raid, police say they discovered a minor drinking and ashtrays inside Cahoots, which violates the city's smoking ban.
Name of driver accused of hitting children, pregnant woman released 9/19/2014 2:45 pm UTC
Louisville Metro police have released the name of the driver arrested after he allegedly hit a pregnant woman and two of her children who were leaving a performance at the KFC Yum! Center Thursday
Man admits forging checks worth nearly $7,000 9/19/2014 2:45 pm UTC
Police arrested a man for taking checks from another man and filling them out to himself and his friends for a total of nearly $7,000.
Man facing assault charges after domestic violence incident 9/19/2014 2:26 pm UTC
An arrest warrant says Joey Q. Elliott was in an argument with a woman when he grabbed her by the neck and held her until she couldn't breathe.
POLICE: Elderly suspect in PNC bank robbery tried to use TARC as getaway vehicle 9/19/2014 2:22 pm UTC
Police say a Louisville man held up a bank near Churchill Downs Thursday afternoon, but he didn't get far with the cash.
Suspect in bank robbery caught while boarding bus 9/19/2014 1:53 pm UTC
A man accused of robbing a bank near Churchill Downs was caught as he tried to board a TARC bus shortly after the robbery, according to court records.
Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren 9/19/2014 9:45 am UTC
A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where
Jeffersontown pilot killed during WWII honored by Italian village 9/19/2014 9:28 am UTC
Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane -- including co-pilot Leslie Speer o
Parade celebrates 13-year-old’s amazing comeback 9/19/2014 5:29 am UTC
An amazing comeback story took center stage Thursday night at one of the largest fall festivals in Louisville. Countless police officers and firefighters took part, but the hero of the night was a
Richlawn residents to vote on St. Matthews merger 9/19/2014 4:50 am UTC
When Richlawn residents head to the polls in November they'll decide whether St. Matthews absorbs more than 200 homes and a handful of commercial properties.
School bookkeeper charged with embezzling funds 9/19/2014 4:39 am UTC
A former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School in Louisville has been charged with embezzling $83,191 in funds from the parish by means of wire fraud.
Alleged sex act on JCPS bus under investigation, driver suspended 9/19/2014 4:08 am UTC
Louisville Metro police confirmed Thursday the investigation was opened by the Crimes Against Children Unit.
SUV strikes pregnant mother and children outside Yum! Center on Main Street 9/19/2014 3:15 am UTC
The woman was taken to the hospital, both children were taken to Kosair Children's Hospital. The extent of the injuries are not known at this time.
Parents gather to hear proposal for converting Klondike Elementary to Louisville Reach Academy 9/19/2014 2:19 am UTC
School officials explained the elements of a new "school of innovation" proposed for students at Klondike Elementary School in Hikes Point.
Neighbors thankful situation was not worse as LG&E work to clean up after explosion 9/18/2014 10:40 pm UTC
Police are still directing traffic along U.S. 42 and LG&E is still working to repair a gas line rupture that occurred when crews were trying to update technology in one of their existing pipes.
Analysis: Existing cracks a cause in Kentucky pipeline blast 9/18/2014 10:23 pm UTC
Operator of Adair County line that ruptured in February, destroying nearby homes, won't say if it had prior knowledge of the defects.
UPDATE: Northbound lanes of I-65 re-open in Ind. after semi truck accident 9/18/2014 10:22 pm UTC
The cause of the crash is still under investigation as it is not clear why a Ford F-450 ran into the back of the semi-truck trailer. 
Roughly 2,400 LG&E customers without service after Oldham County gas explosion 9/18/2014 9:38 pm UTC
Traffic was backing up on U.S. 42 at Ridgemoor Drive during rush hour on Thursday. It was down to one lane – still – as LG&E continued to make repairs to the gas line that exploded Wednesday.
LMPD: Forensics led to arrest in cold case murder 9/18/2014 9:35 pm UTC
Louisville Metro Police have filled in the details of an arrest that came more than 40 years after the crime. 
Renderings of new UofL research park unveiled 9/18/2014 9:29 pm UTC
The University of Louisville continues to expand. Campus construction projects now include a new research park near Cardinal Stadium.
Original detectives in 1971 baby murder case "very grateful" that alleged killer found 9/18/2014 9:19 pm UTC
On Thursday, WDRB learned new details of an arrest made in the cold case murder of a 20-month-old boy that goes back over 40 years.
LMPD Detective credits original detectives in solving case murder 9/18/2014 9:06 pm UTC
We have now heard from the cold case detective who solved a 42-year old murder involving a 1-year old child.
UPS now hiring for holiday positions 9/18/2014 8:59 pm UTC
The company announced Sept. 16 they expect to hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees nationally during this holiday season. That's nearly double the 55,000 seasonal employees it hired last year.
UPS working to prevent another holiday-season snafu 9/18/2014 8:58 pm UTC
Thousands of customers didn't get their holiday gifts on time last year because of a shipping snafu. UPS says the delay was because of an increase in online shopping, a shortened shopping season be
Ninth annual child support delinquents list to be published Sunday 9/18/2014 8:53 pm UTC
Nearly 4,000 people in Jefferson County aren't paying child support, including hundreds of women. 
Ex-offender job orientation set for Friday in Louisville 9/18/2014 8:48 pm UTC
A local effort to put ex-offenders back to work will move forward in Louisville Friday.

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