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Amanda Knox 'relieved' conviction overturned 3/27/2015 11:56 pm UTC
An eight-year legal drama that gripped the United States, Britain and Italy has ended.Late Friday night, Amanda Knox of Seattle learned Italy's Supreme Court had overturned her murder conviction
UPS looking to recruit more women into aviation fields 3/27/2015 11:33 pm UTC
Louisville's largest employer is looking to attract women to careers in aviation -- a field dominated by men.
CRAWFORD | A long-form conversation with UK's Karl-Anthony Towns 3/27/2015 11:24 pm UTC
Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns spoke with reporters for 20 minutes Friday in advance of the Wildcats' Saturday game against Notre Dame. 
Neighborhood leaders hope plans for a new Costco will encourage more investment 3/27/2015 11:20 pm UTC
Neighbors and city leaders hope development of the former Showcase Cinemas site on Bardstown Road will result in increased investment in the area.
Crash of car with stolen goods captured on video 3/27/2015 11:11 pm UTC
It took place March 26 when Lexington police say the boys ran through a stop sign at a busy Fayette County intersection. 
Police: Man pretended to make delivery, robbed woman at gunpoint 3/27/2015 11:04 pm UTC
LaGrange police are searching for a man accused of pretending to be a delivery man, then robbing a resident at gunpoint.
Police: Nanny and child held at gunpoint during home invasion 3/27/2015 11:04 pm UTC
Police in Oldham County are searching for a suspect who pretended to be a delivery man and held a nanny and a 3-year-old child at gunpoint during a home invasion.
LMPD issues crime alert for Mt. Washington Road area 3/27/2015 11:04 pm UTC
Police said several vehicles in the Mt. Washington Road area, near Waycross, have been vandalized or ransacked.
Household pets die in house fire 3/27/2015 10:48 pm UTC
Fire crews from Harrods Creek, St Matthews, Worthington and Lyndon were called to the scene in the 7500 block of Glen Arbor Road shortly after 11 a.m.
NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line 3/27/2015 10:45 pm UTC
Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked
WATCH: See how Louisville Slugger made their very first braille bat 3/27/2015 10:42 pm UTC
Stevie Wonder performs Friday night at the KFC Yum! Center, and he is receiving one of the city's most iconic gifts: a personalized Louisville Slugger bat.
Statue to be unveiled in honor of Campbellsville fire captain 3/27/2015 10:33 pm UTC
It has been six months since a Campbellsville firefighter died after helping college students take part in a charity event. For the first time since then, Capt. Tony Grider's family speaks publicly
Community change still needed as May 2012 shootings anniversary nears 3/27/2015 10:28 pm UTC
Nearly three years after Cheetara Goldsmith, now 27, gunned down 24-year-old Makeba Lee at South 32nd Street and Greenwood Avenue, those invested in this neighborhood have mixed views on the progre
Crash outside Brown School prompts traffic safety queries 3/27/2015 10:23 pm UTC
Two days after an ambulance from New Chapel, Indiana collided with a van at the intersection of 1st Street and Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville Metro police are still sorting through conflicting clai
University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings 3/27/2015 10:20 pm UTC
Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by t
Search on for suspect in brutal beating after attempted shoplifting 3/27/2015 10:19 pm UTC
The attack, described as a "vicious assault" by detectives, lasted more than 30 seconds.
Bellarmine falls to Florida Southern 79-76 3/27/2015 10:18 pm UTC
It's not the season finish Bellarmine fans were hoping for after the Knights fell to Florida Southern Thursday night in the Final Four in Evansville.
Babysitter held at gunpoint for half hour by person posing as delivery man 3/27/2015 10:17 pm UTC
The babysitter tells WDRB News she tried to grab the gun from the man because her first instinct was to protect the child. 
Old Showcase Cinemas could become Costco 3/27/2015 10:11 pm UTC
After sitting vacant for more than 10 years, the former home of Showcase Cinemas along Bardstown Road could have new life as a Costco store.
Missing Rineyville teen located 3/27/2015 10:10 pm UTC
Kentucky State Police have found a missing teen from Rineyville, Ky.
California woman, friend charged in alleged baby-theft plot 3/27/2015 10:05 pm UTC
A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in an alleged plot to steal babies that investigators say was an effort by the woman to convince he
New director named for Youth Detention Services 3/27/2015 10:02 pm UTC
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announces that public safety veteran Yvette Gentry will head Youth Detention Services.
Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader 3/27/2015 9:55 pm UTC
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He
Woman takes Alford plea in May 2012 shooting 3/27/2015 9:53 pm UTC
A woman charged in a fatal shooting in west Louisville took an Alford plea Friday morning.
Dollar General manager injured in attack in store 3/27/2015 9:52 pm UTC
A Louisville Dollar General Store manager was severely injured Wednesday in an attack inside the store, and authorities are searching for the suspect.
Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court 3/27/2015 9:49 pm UTC
Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.
Child porn charges leveled against traffic guard 3/27/2015 9:49 pm UTC
According to an arrest report, an undercover internet investigation linked files "indicative of child sexual exploitation" to the Magazine Street residence of 32-year-old Christopher Miller.
Suspects in UofL student kidnapping also charged in TARC bus robbery 3/27/2015 9:42 pm UTC
Two young men who were charged with kidnapping two women, including a University of Louisville student, are now also accused of robbing a man on a city bus.
UPDATE: LMPD traffic guard accused in KSP child porn investigation 3/27/2015 9:31 pm UTC
?Police say Christopher Miller has been placed on emergency suspension and is under investigation after he was arrested by Kentucky State Police for possession of child pornography.
Jerry's in Okolona officially closes Monday morning after nearly 60 years in business 3/27/2015 9:12 pm UTC
The manager says the owner sold it and it will be torn down to become a car wash.
Daughter's memory drives Louisville woman to push for DUI law 3/27/2015 9:01 pm UTC
The Kentucky legislature passed an ignition interlock law in session's final hours -- it requires repeat, and some first-time DUI offenders, to have a breathalyzer device installed in their cars.
Registered sex offender charged with 100 counts of rape and sodomy 3/27/2015 8:57 pm UTC
A registered sex offender is back behind bars charged with 100 counts each of rape and sodomy.
Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness 3/27/2015 8:55 pm UTC
Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor
JCPS to hold memorial service for teens killed in train crash 3/27/2015 8:38 pm UTC
The community service will take place at Seneca High School Saturday from 1-5 p.m., with a program to begin at 2:30.
Mayor Greg Fischer appoints director of Youth Detention Services 3/27/2015 8:27 pm UTC
For her new role -- and to reflect the new focus of the agency -- the mayor says Yvette Gentry's title will be Director of Youth Detention, Diversion and Development.
Woman who shot and killed victim in middle of LMPD homicide investigation accepts plea deal 3/27/2015 8:23 pm UTC
Cheetara Goldsmith was scheduled to go to trial for the crime next week, but instead she took a plea deal that will send her to prison for up to 25 years.
Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen 3/27/2015 8:19 pm UTC
As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to th
KONZ | JCPS school board to discuss magnet program review, alternative schools and budget 3/27/2015 8:06 pm UTC
The agenda for Monday's Jefferson County Board of Education meeting is packed with a lot of informational items, as well some key action items that have been up for consideration for months -- incl
Top States For Retirees: Where do Kentucky, Indiana rank? 3/27/2015 7:57 pm UTC
Would it surprise you to learn that Wyoming is the best state for retirement?
Jefferson County Attorney puts end to 'legal fiction' of defective equipment plea in traffic cases 3/27/2015 7:54 pm UTC
Defense attorneys say County Attorney Mike O'Connell is just trying to funnel more money into his office.
BOZICH | Cat Barber: It's hard to contain me; Louisville must to beat N.C. State 3/27/2015 7:51 pm UTC
Improvement on defense, not offense, will be key to Louisville reversing a nine-point loss to North Carolina State if the Cards want to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
JCPS may no longer provide supplemental vending machine funds to high schools 3/27/2015 7:48 pm UTC
Approximately $366,000 in supplemental vending machine money JCPS has provided annually to its high schools over the past eight years could soon be eliminated as officials look to trim the district
Police: Woman steals identity of victim with same exact name 3/27/2015 7:37 pm UTC
The suspect, Angela Marie Roller, 38, is accused of illegally obtaining financing for a $2,500 vacuum cleaner using the victim's social security number.
Excitement building over home season opener game for Louisville City FC 3/27/2015 5:04 pm UTC
With Kentucky and Louisville advancing to the Sweet 16 everyone has basketball on their minds. But there is another sport that's generating a lot of excitement - soccer!
Police: Ex-employee behind theft of $20K worth of electronics from mall kiosk 3/27/2015 4:20 pm UTC
Police said a former employee of a Mall St. Matthews kiosk told police Jaquez D. Robinson (pictured) participated in the theft of phones, tablets and accessories.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he "misspoke" 3/27/2015 4:10 pm UTC
Fischer told WDRB on Thursday that he had directed the Health Department to research and implement a program that would allow heroin addicts to exchange dirty needles for clean ones.
High school student accused of assaulting assistant principal 3/27/2015 4:02 pm UTC
Police said Monnesha Anderson pushed the assistant principal at Breckinridge Metro High School violently.
Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election 3/27/2015 3:53 pm UTC
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution wh
KONZ | A look at JCPS' $1.4 billion budget - how is the money spent? 3/27/2015 3:19 pm UTC
It's budgeting season in JCPS and Superintendent Donna Hargens and her cabinet members have been meeting with others in the district to go over budget requests for the 2015-16 year. Here's a short
POLICE: Suspect in La Grange home invasion posed as delivery driver 3/27/2015 2:54 pm UTC
La Grange Police say around 11 a.m., a woman was babysitting a three-year-old on Woodland Ridge Road when a person posing as a delivery man came into the home with a gun.
Cheetara Goldsmith sentenced in 2012 homicide 3/27/2015 2:08 pm UTC
Cheetara Goldsmith opened fire on Makeba Lee on May 17, 2012 shortly after Lee's boyfriend, Tyson Mimms, and Goldsmith's boyfriend, Craig Bland Jr., were killed in a shootout on South 32nd Street.
Teen accused of stealing more than $20K worth of cell phones, tablets from St. Matthews Mall 3/27/2015 2:02 pm UTC
Police say the suspect had help from a former employee who used his thumbprint to open a safe.
Outlying counties continue to grow faster than Jefferson, Census data shows 3/27/2015 1:47 pm UTC
Oldham, Shelby and Bullitt counties are among Kentucky's Top 10 fastest-growing counties since 2010, but the Louisville metropolitan area still lags the national average in population gains.
Shoplifter beats Dollar General employee while shoplifting 3/27/2015 1:13 pm UTC
A Dollar General store clerk is attacked and beaten to the ground after trying to stop a shoplifter and it's all caught on surveillance video.
Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner 3/27/2015 12:53 pm UTC
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance
DYCHE | Heiner's "Kentucky First" Plan Disappoints 3/27/2015 11:57 am UTC
This column recently considered the published platform of Matt Bevin, one of Heiner's rivals for Republican nomination. Bevin's position paper is good not great, but it is better than Heiner's meag
CRAWFORD | Uncle! Kentucky rips West Virginia to reach Elite Eight 3/27/2015 11:09 am UTC
West Virginia talked trash before the game. The University of Kentucky threw the Mountaineers into the NCAA landfill once play started on the court. The Wildcats streaked to an 18-2 lead and never
Lawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax 3/27/2015 7:53 am UTC
The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them.
Shelby County Schools considers drug testing student-athletes 3/27/2015 2:34 am UTC
The Shelby County Public Schools Board of Education met Thursday night to discuss, among other items, the possibility of random drug testing on student athletes.
BOZICH | Why isn't Cat Barber at Louisville? Great question 3/27/2015 1:49 am UTC
North Carolina State sophomore Cat Barber looked like he was going to be the next point guard at Louisville -- until the Cardinals abruptly stopped recruiting him.
Louisville Slugger prints first ever braille bat for Stevie Wonder 3/27/2015 1:22 am UTC
Specially made for Stevie Wonder, the bat is a maple finish with orange and white accents -- the colors of his current album 'Songs in the Key of Life.'
10 Things to Know for Friday 3/27/2015 1:13 am UTC
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Louisville City unveils inaugural season uniforms 3/27/2015 12:47 am UTC
The unveiling marks the announcement of Humana as the primary jersey sponsor, with Your Community Bank's logo on the back, El Jimador on the sleeve and ISCO Industries on the shorts.
Governor Pence signs 'religious freedom' bill 3/26/2015 11:36 pm UTC
Governor Mike Pence signed the bill on Thursday and there's already a lot of backlash, mainly from people who say it is discriminatory.
Austin, Ind. Police Chief talks about root of HIV outbreak 3/26/2015 11:12 pm UTC
Health officials attribute the epidemic to the sharing of dirty needles among IV drug users -- ground zero being Austin, Indiana.
Kentucky truck driver given national award for saving local jailer 3/26/2015 10:17 pm UTC
In March of 2014, Blackburn was driving the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County when he noticed a prisoner transport vehicle in the median. An inmate was choking the Spencer County Jailer, Darrell H
Disbelief, shock worldwide at co-pilot's role in Alps crash 3/26/2015 9:43 pm UTC
By The Associated Press Incredulity, shock, disbelief and horror.
How gov't aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans 3/26/2015 9:34 pm UTC
Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan.
Coca-Cola Consolidated opens new Louisville sales and distribution center 3/26/2015 9:27 pm UTC
A warehouse that sat vacant for five years is once again operational, thanks to an investment from a North Carolina-based company.
Ind. Gov. Mike Pence declares public health emergency in Scott County 3/26/2015 9:20 pm UTC
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency in Scott County due to an outbreak of HIV that has reached "epidemic proportions."
Mayor Fischer says Louisville will have needle exchange program to combat heroin 3/26/2015 9:01 pm UTC
A local option needle exchange is included in the new heroin bill.
Costco plans Bardstown Road store at old Showcase Cinemas site 3/26/2015 8:57 pm UTC
Costco plans to build a 150,000-square-foot store and fueling station at the former Showcase Cinemas property on Bardstown Road, according to a plan filed Thursday with Louisville Metro government.
'Armed and dangerous' suspect commits suicide after police pursuit 3/26/2015 8:01 pm UTC
A Casey County Man Police police said was 'armed and dangerous' took his own life after a police pursuit Thursday afternoon.
Ramp to Interstate 65 closed this weekend in Bullitt County 3/26/2015 6:58 pm UTC
The ramp will be closed to allow crews to make concrete pavement repairs at the KY 61 ramp in Lebanon Junction.
New Four Roses bottling facility expected to bring 30 jobs to Bullitt County 3/26/2015 6:57 pm UTC
The 60,000-square-foot operation will have two bottling lines and office space.
Bellarmine University sends nine busloads of fans to Final Four 3/26/2015 6:48 pm UTC
The game last night and tonight's game are creating excitement on campus.
Louisville wedding will have special guests, special benefit 3/26/2015 6:35 pm UTC
A childhood favorite sock puppet will help officiate a wedding in Louisville this weekend and Lamb Chop's appearance is just part of what makes the nuptials unusual. It might be seen as a slightly
Suspect in police chase had child in car 3/26/2015 6:29 pm UTC
A man who led police on a chase down Preston Highway Wednesday was arrested and accused of endangering numerous people, including the woman and child who were in the car with him.
After US airstrikes, Iraq troops start final push for Tikrit 3/26/2015 6:03 pm UTC
Iraqi troops started the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday, a military official said, just hours after the United States launched airstrikes o
KONZ | JCPS sets Class of 2015 graduation schedule, pending board approval 3/26/2015 6:02 pm UTC
High school seniors in Jefferson County Public Schools would graduate over a three-day period in early June, according to a proposal that will be up for school board approval on Monday.
Kentucky politicos offer friendly wager on Sweet 16 game 3/26/2015 5:34 pm UTC
Kentucky politicians are entering into friendly wagers with their West Virginia counterparts over Thursday night's Sweet 16 NCAA game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the West Virginia Mountaineer
JCPS seeks board approval for merger, changes at alternative schools 3/26/2015 5:20 pm UTC
JCPS officials believe merger of Kennedy Metro and Buechel Metro, in addition to other changes at Breckinridge Metro, Liberty High and the Phoenix School of Discovery would reduce the drop-out rate
Stanley Dishon sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing niece in 1999 3/26/2015 5:05 pm UTC
Dishon's attorneys maintain he is innocent and real killer is still free
Midea America Corp. to build $2.7 million facility in Louisville 3/26/2015 4:57 pm UTC
Midea America Corporation, a China-based appliance manufacturer, plans to build its first U.S. research and development operation in Louisville, according to a press release from Louisville Mayor G
BOZICH | Five opening thoughts on Louisville-N.C. State rematch 3/26/2015 4:22 pm UTC
Did N.C. State need to beat Louisville to make the NCAA Tournament? Who is the player Louisville needs to stop Friday night? Five thoughts on the Cards-Wolfpack rematch.
Losing bidder files protest, alleges favoritism in deal to move Metro government workers 3/26/2015 4:15 pm UTC
A group that controls the old Bank of Louisville building objects to Metro government's selection of prominent developer Bill Weyland's company in move of employees from mold-stricken buildings on
Mayor outlines strategy for more trees 3/26/2015 3:57 pm UTC
A first-of-its-kind survey shows Louisville losing 54,000 trees every year. Now, Mayor Greg Fischer asked for public input to help reverse the trend.
Ind. Gov. Mike Pence signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act 3/26/2015 3:56 pm UTC
Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a statement Thursday morning indicating that he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, according to a press release.
Southern Indiana woman sentenced for faking cancer to collect money 3/26/2015 3:34 pm UTC
Teryn Applegate pleaded guilty and admitted she lied about having a fatal brain tumor. She claims she was given about $7,000 in donations from people in three Indiana counties.
LOUISVILLE MAYOR: What happened to all the trees? 3/26/2015 2:41 pm UTC
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says Louisville is rapidly losing trees -- and he's asking for the public's help to reduce the trend.
Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane 3/26/2015 2:17 pm UTC
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot's frantic pounding
Putin says Russia will stand firm in standoff with West 3/26/2015 2:03 pm UTC
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced confidence that Russia will come out as a winner in its standoff with the West if it firmly stands its ground.
Family and friends say Ky. 10-year-old hit, killed by school bus had just beaten cancer 3/26/2015 1:34 pm UTC
Family and friends say Jonathan Chatham was supposed to get his wish granted from the Make A Wish foundation this weekend.
OFFICIALS: HIV outbreak in southern Indiana now an epidemic 3/26/2015 12:19 pm UTC
On Thursday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is expected to sign an Executive Order declaring a public health emergency in Scott County.
Yemen conflict hits stocks hard but sends oil price surging 3/26/2015 12:12 pm UTC
Saudi Arabian strikes on key military installations in Yemen hit stock markets hard Thursday and sent oil prices surging.
Sam Swope estate offered in online auction 3/26/2015 10:46 am UTC
The sale, presented by Everything But The House, runs through Tuesday, March 31 at ebth.com.
Online auction of items from Sam Swope estate continues 3/26/2015 10:29 am UTC
Items include a gold Rolex, a limited edition Honda Motorcycle and even a samurai helmet. Part of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Kosair Charities.
Man shoots, kills California officer who was checking on him 3/26/2015 2:52 am UTC
A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Northern California officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose Police Department.
New Hillview Police Chief looks to rebuild trust after former chief's removal 3/26/2015 2:44 am UTC
New Hillview Police Chief Bill Mahoney plans to bring transparency back to the police department and add more officers. 

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