SUNDAY EDITION | Without Larry Clark, Louisville hopes to keep clout in Frankfort 12/22/2014 12:32 pm UTC
Jefferson County's most powerful legislator, House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, announced in November he would not run for re-election to his leadership position. WDRB.com reporter Chris Otts explo
Police talk man off NW Indiana highway bridge 12/22/2014 12:26 pm UTC
A man threatening to jump from a bridge onto Interstate 80/94 prompted police to close the northwestern Indiana highway for nearly two hours.
Search underway for suspect in shooting near Male High School 12/22/2014 12:06 pm UTC
The search is underway for a suspect in a shooting near Male High School.
Local United Auto Workers delivering meals to military families 12/22/2014 11:48 am UTC
The local United Auto Workers elves are at it again, making the holidays brighter with their 10th annual Christmas Angels program.
Last-minute shoppers take advantage of extended hours 12/22/2014 11:14 am UTC
With the clock ticking, last-minute Christmas shoppers are taking advantage of extended hours at area stores.
Saudi Arabia: We'll never cut oil production 12/22/2014 10:13 am UTC
Saudi Arabia has a tough message for oil producers hurting from the price crash: We'll never cut our output.In an exclusive interview with CNN, Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi also said he wasn'
Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths 12/22/2014 8:14 am UTC
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
Officers ask for support during vigil for NYPD 12/22/2014 5:43 am UTC
They gathered in front of the eternal flame at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson Square for a vigil for two of their own. "It's up to people like us to stand up for law enforcement, to spea
Hammond leads No. 10 Louisville women past No. 24 California on the road 12/22/2014 4:56 am UTC
Sara Hammond's 18 points led the University of Louisville women's basketball team to a 13-point win at No. 24 Cal in a matchup of their 2013 NCAA semifinal. The Cardinals head to the Christmas brea
Neighbors fear more collisions following weekend pedestrian deaths 12/22/2014 4:15 am UTC
Police have identified two pedestrians hit and killed only miles apart Saturday.
New group provides gifts for kids at Kosair 12/22/2014 4:06 am UTC
Less than a month after deciding to help create a special Christmas for kids struggling with disease this holiday season, Michelle Cagle and her brand new project, Make a Child Smile, delivered mor
Police: Fugitive killed Florida officer 12/22/2014 3:05 am UTC
A fugitive trying to evade an arrest warrant shot a Tampa-area police officer and then ran him over early Sunday, killing the officer, police said.
St. Vincent de Paul offers free gifts at Santa Shop 12/22/2014 2:47 am UTC
St. Vincent de Paul's new Family Success Center was converted into a temporary holiday mall on Sunday, except that all the clothes and toys lining the aisles were completely free.
Jefferson County couple celebrates adoption of four children 12/22/2014 2:06 am UTC
After trying for years to have children of their own, a Jefferson County couple celebrates the adoption of their four children.
BOZICH | My weekly AP college basketball Top 25 ballot 12/22/2014 1:57 am UTC
Rick Bozich shares his weekly ballot in the Associated Press college basketball Top 25 poll. Five teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference made his Top 20.
Candlelight vigil in Louisville remembers ambushed NYPD officers 12/22/2014 12:43 am UTC
A day after two New York police officers were ambushed in their patrol car, the Louisville community gathered for a vigil.
Church collects Christmas gifts for children of inmates 12/22/2014 12:40 am UTC
Members of a local church donated money this holiday season to buy Christmas gifts for children of incarcerated parents.
ACC suspends Louisville's Harrell 1 game 12/22/2014 12:27 am UTC
Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell was suspended for one game by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Sunday for a flagrant 2 foul and ejection Saturday in the Cardinals' 76-67 victory at Weste
Santa Shop supplies toys for parents in need 12/21/2014 11:14 pm UTC
St. Vincent de Paul's annual Santa Shop gives parents in need a chance to choose free, unwrapped Christmas gifts for their children.
NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch 12/21/2014 11:01 pm UTC
The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to "watch what I'm going to do."
Louisville church gives 100 bikes to area kids 12/21/2014 10:44 pm UTC
Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church on 28th Street, along with other members of the community, donated money to give back to the kids.
CRAWFORD | ACC suspends Harrell for one game after WKU ejection 12/21/2014 10:41 pm UTC
After reviewing the video, the ACC has suspended Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell for one game following his ejection against Western Kentucky on Saturday. Harrell will miss Tuesday's game again
St. Vincent de Paul provides Christmas gifts for more than 350 families 12/21/2014 10:39 pm UTC
St. Vincent dePaul invited parents to choose free, unwrapped Christmas gifts for their children.
Pedestrian struck, killed on Fegenbush lane Saturday identified 12/21/2014 9:28 pm UTC
A pedestrian who was struck, and killed on Fegenbush lane Saturday night has been identified.
Pedestrian killed on Bardstown road identified 12/21/2014 9:23 pm UTC
A pedestrian fatally struck on Bardstown road at Breckenridge lane Saturday evening has been identified.
Coroner releases names in 3 fatal crashes 12/21/2014 9:22 pm UTC
The Jefferson County coroner's office has released the names of three people killed in crashes on Saturday.
Victim identified in Saturday morning fatal crash on Westport Road 12/21/2014 8:51 pm UTC
One person is dead after a two-car crash at Westport Road and Chamberlain Lane on Saturday morning.
Person identified in Westport Road fatal 12/21/2014 8:08 pm UTC
The victim of the fatal collision in northeastern Jefferson County Saturday morning has been identified.
Locals protest Pakistan school massacre 12/21/2014 8:05 pm UTC
A crowd gathered in Prospect, Kentucky on Saturday to denounce the violence in Pakistan that left more than 100 children dead.
Man faces more than two dozen charges after pursuit 12/21/2014 6:22 pm UTC
SHELBYVILLE (WAVE) – A man arrested Saturday by Kentucky State Police is accused of trying to flee troopers across county lines when officers tried to arrest him on other charges. Assisting police
CRAWFORD | What happens when UK makes shots? Devastation. Cats beat UCLA 83-44 12/21/2014 4:27 pm UTC
The University of Kentucky basketball team jumped out to a 24-0 lead, held a 41-7 lead at half and made 12 of 26 three-pointers in absolutely demolishing UCLA 83-42 in the CBS Sports Classic in the
Private businesses may be eligible for tax credit by donating to state-approved non-profits 12/21/2014 3:24 pm UTC
The Archdiocese of Louisville announced plans last month to double tuition assistance.
Louisville referees offer holiday help to local families 12/21/2014 2:37 pm UTC
The referees have been shopping with families in need since 1987.
BOZICH | Harrell does the wrong thing -- and then the right thing 12/21/2014 5:20 am UTC
Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell did the wrong thing by throwing a forearm at a Western Kentucky player Saturday -- and then Harrell did the right thing by admitting his mistake.
Anniversaries: Tommy J. Smith & Gloria A. Smith 12/21/2014 5:00 am UTC
Tommy J. and Gloria A. Smith
Toddler dies of numerous injures, mother's boyfriend charged 12/21/2014 3:32 am UTC
Charles Hopf of Jasper, Indiana faces a preliminary charge of aggravated battery causing the death of a child less than 14 years old.
Protesters demonstrating police brutality shut down busy Highlands intersection 12/21/2014 3:04 am UTC
Their message: black lives matter in response to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice at the hands of police.
Pedestrian hit by car, killed on Bardstown Road in Buechel 12/21/2014 3:03 am UTC
Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said a woman driving a green Chrysler was headed north on Bardstown Road when for unknown reasons, she veered off the road and hit the m
Pedestrian hit by car, killed on Fegenbush Lane 12/21/2014 3:02 am UTC
About two-and-a-half hours earlier, a man was hit by a car and killed on Bardstown Road and Breckenridge Lane.?
Muhammad Ali admitted to hospital with pneumonia 12/21/2014 2:47 am UTC
Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with pneumonia, Boxcar PR announced in a press release.
Louisville Metro Codes and Regulations employee arrested for stealing copper 12/21/2014 2:26 am UTC
Police say Kevin Chapman, an employee with the Louisville Metro Department of Codes and Regulations, was caught stealing copper piping from vacant buildings.
2 New York City cops dead in ambush shooting 12/21/2014 1:42 am UTC
Officials say a second New York City officer has died after a gunman ambushed them inside their patrol car before committing suicide.
Last weekend before Christmas draws early birds to beat shopping crush 12/21/2014 1:23 am UTC
Saturday was also the deadline to guarantee mail delivery by Christmas at first class or priority mail rates.
Community donates food, clothing and toys to more than 100 families in Shepherdsville 12/20/2014 11:45 pm UTC
Santa spread some Christmas joy in Shepherdsville on Saturday.
Clarksville man turns Christmas decorations into food pantry donations 12/20/2014 11:36 pm UTC
It's not a Christmas fundraiser. It's a Christmas FOODraiser.
Louisville martial arts program a comfortable place for children with disorders 12/20/2014 11:15 pm UTC
The pilot program introduces the children to martial arts and teaches them skills they can use on and off the mat.
Former 'The Voice' contestant from Louisville accused of drunk driving 12/20/2014 11:04 pm UTC
Olivia Henken was picked up in Hardin County around 3 a.m. on Dec. 20.
Police: City inspector caught stealing copper piping 12/20/2014 10:48 pm UTC
Detectives, acting on a tip, caught Kevin Chapman, 44, putting stolen copper into his government-owned vehicle, according to police.
20-year-old pregnant woman killed in single-car crash in Trimble Co. 12/20/2014 10:28 pm UTC
Kentucky State Police says Kayla Jackson, 20, died after the car she was a passenger in hit a tree on U.S. 42, about 1.5 miles east of Bedford.
22-year-old dies in crash on Lexington Road early Saturday morning 12/20/2014 9:35 pm UTC
MetroSafe says a call about the accident came in at 3:58 a.m.
BOZICH | Harrell's ejection mars Louisville's victory over Western Kentucky 12/20/2014 7:43 pm UTC
Montrezl Harrell's first-half ejection for throwing a forearm at a Western Kentucky player marred Louisville's 76-67 victory over Western Kentucky at Diddle Arena Saturday.
Crews respond to Megabus crash in Seymour, Indiana 12/20/2014 5:13 pm UTC
The crash happened at around 5:30 a.m., officials say.
Waverly Hills usually inspires fear, but is flipping the switch and spreading some holiday cheer 12/20/2014 4:20 pm UTC
The laser show runs through January 4.
CRAWFORD | Kentucky guards take center stage in Chicago matchup with UCLA 12/20/2014 1:50 pm UTC
Against a perimeter-oriented UCLA team, University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari may have a chance to show the flexibility of his guard combinations in a game Saturday in Chicago's Uni
BOZICH | Praise for Pitino; UK chasing UCLA; Hoosiers at the Crossroads 12/20/2014 12:47 pm UTC
Praise for Rick Pitino, Kentucky's pursuit of UCLA and Indiana's Crossroads moment in Indianapolis highlight the local college basketball schedule this weekend.
City leaders, business owners react to Metro Council minimum wage vote 12/20/2014 4:03 am UTC
A raise for Louisville's lowest paid workers may not be a done deal.
Ghent, Ky., City Clerk arrested for theft of over $10,000 12/20/2014 4:03 am UTC
Robbin Powell, 43, is accused of illegally writing city checks to herself between mid-2012 and 2014.
Jewish Community Center hosts community dinner to celebrate 4th night of Chanukah 12/20/2014 3:55 am UTC
People turned out at the Kinker Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center. They enjoyed songs, crafts, a book exchange and a kosher dinner.
Long-serving St. Raphael principal departs after 40 years 12/20/2014 3:22 am UTC
Doctor Paul DeZarn is retiring from St. Raphael School. He's been the principal there since 1975 and students lined up to give him a hug before he left.
Orange County Humane Society seeking help for 35 rescued dogs 12/20/2014 2:51 am UTC
The shelter is already full, so the humane society is asking for foster homes for a few weeks to help get the dogs ready for adoption.
Theater shooter's parents plead for his life 12/20/2014 1:54 am UTC
The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain - a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horr
Andrea Miracle wanted one thing for Christmas, her brother delivered 12/20/2014 12:31 am UTC
A soldier returned home from overseas and surprised his little sister at school just in time for Christmas.
New Louisville Athletic Club to open on Dixie Highway next week 12/19/2014 11:00 pm UTC
Construction started about six weeks ago and one week from grand opening, workers are still putting the finishing touches on the new fitness center.
Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children 12/19/2014 10:25 pm UTC
An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.
UPDATE: Police arrest three men at PRP High School; cocaine, bullets found 12/19/2014 9:18 pm UTC
Students were asked to remain in class until around 10 a.m. while police searched school grounds for guns or other contraband the suspects may have dropped.
Local Option Sales Tax plan gets major boost in KY House 12/19/2014 9:09 pm UTC
House Speaker Greg Stumbo has designated the Local Option Sales Tax as House Bill 1, meaning it's his top priority for the 2015 legislative session.
Churchill Downs names Travis Stone to track announcer post 12/19/2014 8:54 pm UTC
Stone is a New York native began his career in 2006 as the track announcer at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, he is just the eighth announcer in Churchill Downs' history.
Ford expands driver's airbag recall nationwide 12/19/2014 8:53 pm UTC
Ford Motor Co. has agreed to government demands to expand a driver's side air bag inflator recall to the entire U.S.
POLICE: Woman killed boy, falsely reported abduction 12/19/2014 8:45 pm UTC
A 19-year-old New York woman is accused of killing a 5-year-old cousin in her care and then calling in a false report that two masked intruders took the boy from their Albany-area home.
VIDEO: NASA releases video taken from Orion capsule during re-entry 12/19/2014 8:44 pm UTC
New video recorded during the return of NASA's Orion capsule through Earth's atmosphere earlier this month provides a taste of the intense conditions the spacecraft and the astronauts it carries wi
Victims of 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse reach settlement 12/19/2014 8:19 pm UTC
Lawyers for victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse say they've reached a settlement with country duo Sugarland, Live Nation Worldwide and 16 other defendants.
Pakistan executes militants and bombards tribal areas 12/19/2014 8:12 pm UTC
Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan -
Prepackaged caramel apples linked to four listeria deaths in U.S. 12/19/2014 8:07 pm UTC
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
Amazon offers 1-hour shipping in Manhattan 12/19/2014 8:01 pm UTC
The new delivery service is available to customers enrolled in Amazon Prime, a membership service that costs $99 a year. One-hour delivery costs $7.99 but the company also offers two-hour delivery
Jessica Chambers homicide investigation continues amid rumors of gang activity 12/19/2014 7:58 pm UTC
Ali Alsanai says he doesn't know if someone choked Jessica Chambers outside his store.
Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form 12/19/2014 7:18 pm UTC
Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."
Priest convicted of sexually abusing teen denied shock probation 12/19/2014 7:05 pm UTC
Reverend James School asked for shock probation in November, only six months into his 15-year sentence.
UPDATE: 3 charged with trespassing, trafficking crack cocaine at PRP High School 12/19/2014 6:43 pm UTC
Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell said an LMPD school resource officer was alerted around 7:15 a.m. by school personnel that trespassers were in the building.?
Community invited to 'Take What You Can Tote' 12/19/2014 6:41 pm UTC
So many people have donated warm weather wear to JCPS and the 15th District PTA's Clothing Assistance Program (CAP), anyone who needs a few extra items is invited to "Take What You Can Tote."
JCPS hires new lobbying firm to help push legislative agenda 12/19/2014 6:24 pm UTC
JCPS has hired a new lobbying firm to help push its legislative agenda, according to a contract approved by the school board on Monday. McCarthy Strategic Solutions will be paid $7,000 per month, n
Former executive of U of L medical department pleads guilty to federal theft charges 12/19/2014 5:58 pm UTC
Authorities say Perry "Chad" Vaughn of Sellersburg, Ind. admitted to diverting contractual checks and patient payments to the University Family and Geriatric Medicine Associates account, and then w
Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones 12/19/2014 5:44 pm UTC
Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the her
Fern Creek shooter tells police he 'shot the wrong person' 12/19/2014 5:29 pm UTC
The 17-year-old tells police he believed another student had given him a counterfeit $100 bill for an iPad and that the intended victim, who was not shot, "learned his lesson."
Rep. John Yarmuth distributes "holiday cards for the homeless" 12/19/2014 4:26 pm UTC
Congressman Yarmuth wants to make the holidays a little brighter for the city's homeless.
Ind. hospitals taking precautions against flu 12/19/2014 3:41 pm UTC
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health recommends people who have cold or flu-like symptoms should wear a mask in public areas in the hospital.
Woman choked, pushed out window during argument 12/19/2014 3:41 pm UTC
Andrew Burba, 26, is accused of throwing the victim on a bed and choking her until she lost consciousness.
Man arrested in shooting of 14-year-old 12/19/2014 3:40 pm UTC
Metro police have arrested an 18-year-old accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl in the leg.
DYCHE | Democrats say the darnedest things 12/19/2014 1:59 pm UTC
Sometimes a Democrat will surprise you.
Police searching for convicted killer who escaped home incarceration 12/19/2014 1:24 pm UTC
Police are looking for Andreious Stokes, who was convicted of murdering a man in 2013, after he failed to show up for sentencing.
Obama reignites political debate over Cuba 12/19/2014 8:23 am UTC
The surprising move by President Barack Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference betwe
Tribunal upholds JCPS firing of David Mike 12/19/2014 5:05 am UTC
David Mike's job was the topic of a three day administrative tribunal held last week. Mike was reassigned to administrative duties and later fired by the Jefferson County Public Schools after alleg
BOZICH | Has Kentucky taken all of Duke's oxygen (for now)? You bet 12/19/2014 4:37 am UTC
John Calipari and Kentucky have achieved the impossible this season, stealing all the hype and recognition from Duke and Mike Krzyzewski.
Metro Council votes to raise min. wage to $9/hr over 3 years, Mayor says he will sign 12/19/2014 4:14 am UTC
The debate time was stretched to the very end as Democratic members of the council proposed several amendments to the way the minimum wage would be raised.
Number of stolen vehicles rises as temperatures drop 12/19/2014 3:34 am UTC
The puff of smoke from a car's exhaust is a dead giveaway for a car thief to locate their next victim.
UPDATE: I-65 North reopens in downtown Louisville following crash 12/19/2014 3:17 am UTC
The crash happened just before 9:00 Thursday night.
UPDATE: Florence Police locate infant who was in backseat of stolen car 12/19/2014 1:23 am UTC
A dispatcher for the Boone County sheriff's department said the car with the baby inside was found at a gas station in Fort Mitchell.
Residents see new plan for West Broadway Walmart, developers say it can't be closer to street 12/19/2014 1:13 am UTC
Developers working with Walmart say they've made every effort to make the design appealing to all, but they say it's not possible to move the store closer to the road on this site.
New restaurants, living options adding appeal to Louisville areas 12/19/2014 1:11 am UTC
NuLu has become the first Louisville home for a New Albany restaurant renowned for its barbecue. Feast BBQ served up its first platters Thursday night in the 900 block of East Market. The restauran
Principal raises money, buys shoes for each student 12/19/2014 12:17 am UTC
A southern Indiana elementary school principal couldn't help but notice a lot of her students didn't have proper shoes. This holiday season, she set out to raise money to make sure all of the child
Christmas comes early for southern Indiana students in need 12/19/2014 12:04 am UTC
Heth-Washington Elementary School in Harrison County, Indiana, has one of the highest poverty levels in the county.