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Louisville's U.S. Marine Hospital remains empty, decade after exterior restored

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 It has been ten years since the exterior of the U.S. Marine Hospital was restored, but the inside remains unfinished. 

BOZICH | Pitino has Louisville back from the brink to the brink of the Final Four

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How has Louisville gone from a team that often flunked Shooting 101 to the brink of the Final Four? Rick Pitino has prodded and pushed his players in a string of ways.

CRAWFORD | Escape against Notre Dame adds luster to Kentucky's perfection

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The University of Kentucky turned back Notre Dame in its sternest test of the season, a 68-66 victory that sent them into the program's 17th Final Four and fourth in the past five years.

SUNDAY EDITION | Will Kentucky's new angel investor tax credit lead to jobs?

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Investors are rushing to take advantage of Kentucky's new "angel investor" tax credit, which rewards putting money into risky, start-up businesses. But whether the tax credit will lead to jobs remains to be seen. WDRB.com reporter Chris Otts examines the issue.

Elderly man dies after double shooting at Valley Station senior living facility

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The call came in shortly after 5 p.m., and MetroSafe confirmed there are multiple gunshot victims.

Memorial held for teens killed in train vs. car wreck

Three teens were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing March 14, 2015. Three teens were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing March 14, 2015.
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Three teens who died as a result of a train vs. car collision on March 14th were remembered by friend and family Saturday afternoon.

Statue unveiled in honor of Campbellsville firefighter Capt. Tony Grider Video included

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A statue is unveiled at Taylor Regional Hospital to remember Captain Tony Grider after he died from his injuries while helping with an Ice Bucket Challenge at Campbellsville University. 

Louisville City tops Saint Louis 2-0 in club's first game Video included

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Louisville City put in a dominating performance over Saint Louis FC in a 2-0 win as fans turned out in the cold to see the first soccer game played at Louisville Slugger Field.

VIDEO: Pitino and players address media before Louisville's Elite Eight game

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The Cardinals and head coach Rick Pitino spoke to the media Saturday on the heels of their 75-65 win over North Carolina State on Friday in the Sweet Sixteen.

CRAWFORD | Five things to watch in Kentucky's Elite Eight matchup with Notre Dame

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WDRB's Eric Crawford takes a look at five keys in tonight's NCAA Midwest Regional final between Kentucky and Notre Dame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Volunteers plant trees in Shawnee neighborhood Video included

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The non-profit uses urban agriculture and forestry along with environmental education to grow a more sustainable community.

Bridgewater returns to Louisville for meet-and-greet with fans Video included

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The Minnesota Vikings quarterback held a meet-and-greet today at the Kentucky Expo Center.

LMPD investigating after man is found dead inside car

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Police found a man, believed to be in his 40s or 50s, dead inside a car behind a home.

BOZICH | Rick Pitino by the (remarkable) numbers in the NCAA Tournament

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Rick Pitino's numbers in the NCAA Tournament are remarkable -- and getting better. In fact, they're good enough that Rick Bozich took a longer look.

POLICE: La Grange home invasion was "not a random act"

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La Grange Police say around 11 a.m. Thursday, 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.

UPDATE: Part of I-65 South in Bullitt County re-opened following multi-vehicle accident

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Officials say the area was re-opened at around 10 a.m.

Student makes dress out of Derby Marathon medals

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Boxes of leftover medals from past Derby Marathons were donated to a local high school and sparked the imagination of one local student.

Louisville's new professional soccer team preps for its first game

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Louisville City FC's first game starts Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets for the game are still available.


BOZICH | Anton Gill provides the thrill as Louisville gets Michigan State in Elite Eight

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Anton Gill scored the seven most unforgettable points of his Louisville career -- and put the Cardinals in position to play Michigan State for a spot in the NCAA Final Four on Sunday.

BOZICH | First Five Thoughts on Louisville-Michigan State regional final

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Common opponents, computer projections, Rick Pitino vs. Tom Izzo and more early buzz on the Louisville-Michigan State East Regional championship game.

CRAWFORD | Kentucky defense ready for challenge of Notre Dame offense

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The University of Kentucky basketball team will take its top-rated defense against Notre Dame's highly rated offense when the two meet Saturday night in the NCAA Elite Eight.

Mayor Fischer appoints director of Youth Detention as questions linger over pending lawsuit Video included

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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.

POLICE: Liquor store clerk shoots attempted robber in Jeffersontown Video included

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Police say the attempted robber left the scene and went to Baptist Health Urgent Care on Taylorsville Road where police found him in the parking lot. He was then taken on to University Hospital.

BOZICH | Louisville surges into Elite Eight, defeating North Carolina State

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The last time Louisville played North Carolina State the Cards folded in the final 14 minutes and lost. This time the Cards surged -- all the way into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

UPS looking to recruit more women into aviation fields Video included

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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

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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 Video included

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Neighbors and city leaders hope development of the former Showcase Cinemas site on Bardstown Road will result in increased investment in the area.

WATCH: See how Louisville Slugger made their very first braille bat Video included

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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.

Babysitter held at gunpoint for half hour by person posing as delivery man Video included

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The babysitter tells WDRB News she tried to grab the gun from the man because her first instinct was to protect the child. 

UPDATE: LMPD traffic guard accused in KSP child porn investigation Video included

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?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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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's note that would...

JCPS to hold memorial service for teens killed in train crash Video included

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The community service will take place at Seneca High School Saturday from 1-5 p.m., with a program to begin at 2:30.

Woman who shot and killed victim in middle of LMPD homicide investigation accepts plea deal Video included

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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.

KONZ | JCPS school board to discuss magnet program review, alternative schools and budget

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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 -- including plans for alternative schools and the graduation schedule for the Class of 2015.

Jefferson County Attorney puts end to 'legal fiction' of defective equipment plea in traffic cases Video included

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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

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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

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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's budget.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says he "misspoke" Video included

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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.

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election Video included

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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 where he's served for five terms.

KONZ | A look at JCPS' $1.4 billion budget - how is the money spent?

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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 overview of the district's $1.4 billion budget.

Dr. Oz: Relieving back pain

Dr. Oz explains the best way to avoid back pain.

Teen accused of stealing more than $20K worth of cell phones, tablets from St. Matthews Mall

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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

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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 Video included

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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.

Luke Hancock gives predictions for Cardinals' Sweet 16 match up against NC State Video included

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Former favorite and basketball star Luke Hancock stopped by WDRB in the Morning Friday to give his predictions for the Louisville Cardinals' Sweet 16 game against NC State.

DYCHE | Heiner's "Kentucky First" Plan Disappoints

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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 meager counterpart called "Kentucky First."

CRAWFORD | Uncle! Kentucky rips West Virginia to reach Elite Eight

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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 looked back in a 39-point victory in the NCAA's Round of 16.

Shelby County Schools considers drug testing student-athletes Video included

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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

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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

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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.'

Governor Pence signs 'religious freedom' bill Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Herndon. 

Coca-Cola Consolidated opens new Louisville sales and distribution center Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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A local option needle exchange is included in the new heroin bill.

Costco plans Bardstown Road store at old Showcase Cinemas site Video included

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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

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A Casey County Man Police police said was 'armed and dangerous' took his own life after a police pursuit Thursday afternoon.

New Four Roses bottling facility expected to bring 30 jobs to Bullitt County Video included

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The 60,000-square-foot operation will have two bottling lines and office space.

Bellarmine University sends nine busloads of fans to Final Four Video included

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The game last night and tonight's game are creating excitement on campus.

KONZ | JCPS sets Class of 2015 graduation schedule, pending board approval

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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

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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 Mountaineers, according to news releases.

JCPS seeks board approval for merger, changes at alternative schools

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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 and increase the graduation rate of the district's alternative students as well as help ensure safe environments in other schools.

Stanley Dishon sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing niece in 1999 Video included

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Dishon's attorneys maintain he is innocent and real killer is still free

Midea America Corp. to build $2.7 million facility in Louisville

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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 Greg Fischer's office.

BOZICH | Five opening thoughts on Louisville-N.C. State rematch Video included

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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 Video included

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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 Barret Avenue.

Ind. Gov. Mike Pence signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act Video included

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a statement Thursday morning indicating that he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, according to a press release.

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