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2 women carjacked at gunpoint in same area sparks warning from Louisville detective
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- As a licensed therapist in Louisville, Melanie McDermott is used to helping people. But this week, she's finding herself the one needing the help. "Therapists aren't superheroes, you know?" she said Monday. "We go through things like this, too." Last Thursday she was carjacked at gunpoint...
Kentucky authorities ask for help finding missing man
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WEVV) — Kentucky authorities are asking for the public's help in their search for a missing man. Kentucky State Police officials said Monday that the search was on for 32-year-old Justin Sumner. According to KSP, Sumner was last seen in Louisville. Sumner is 5' 5", and weighs...
Rising Carjackings in Louisville's Lyndon Area: A Call for Comprehensive Action
Recent events in Louisville, Kentucky's Lyndon area have highlighted an alarming trend of rising carjackings, causing concern among local residents. In a particularly troubling incident, licensed therapist Melanie McDermott was carjacked at gunpoint by three individuals after leaving her workplace. Her ordeal was mirrored by another woman's experience in the same neighborhood just two days later. These unsettling events underscore the vulnerability of personal safety and have led to increased vigilance in the community.
LMPD Investigates Multiple Homicides, Residents Call for End to Violence
Explore the rising concern among Louisville Metro residents as they grapple with a surge in violence following three weekend homicides. Hear from locals who are calling for solutions to end the violence and promote peace in their neighborhoods.
Rise in Armed Carjackings in Jefferson County Prompts Warning from Local Detective
Two women were carjacked at gunpoint in the same area in Jefferson County, sparking a warning from a Louisville detective. The victims share their traumatic experiences, urging others to stay vigilant and reminding them that help is available for those affected by similar incidents.
Man charged after trying to bite LMPD officer while being handcuffed; police say
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man is behind bars after Louisville Metro police said he drunkenly got into a fight and attempted to hurt an officer. On Saturday, officers responded to the intersection of East Market Street and South Brook Street, where a metro public safety officer said 42-year-old Aaron Searcy pulled a knife on someone during a fight.
Jury awards $31 million in LMPD police chase trial
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A jury awards 31 million dollars in the trial of an LMPD officer and driver who were sued after a deadly crash. The chase happened back in July of 2021. The lawsuit claims LMPD officer Benjamin Sullivan violated department policy while trying to pull over Larry...
Kentucky City Ranks Most Mispronounced Place in America
If you live in the area we call The Tri-State, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, you have probably heard this city pronounced several ways, and most of them are wrong. Frommer’s knows plenty about the travel industry, and how easy it is to mispronounce words. I thought it was pronounced 'FROM-ERS'. It actually rhymes with Gomer or roamers. Frommer's recently released the ranking of the most mispronounced cities in America, and I was not surprised to see Louisville, Kentucky on the shortlist.
Tragic Shooting Incident Claims Life in Russell Neighborhood, Louisville
In a recent unfortunate incident, a man lost his life after being shot in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. This heart-wrenching event occurred on a Saturday evening, prompting a swift response from the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Kentucky Court of Appeals Allows Demolition of Historic Downtown Louisville Building
• The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that the historic Odd Fellows building in downtown Louisville can be torn down. • The building, which was built in the late 1800s and designated as a historical landmark in 2019, sits on the corner of 3rd Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard.
Churchill Downs’ new Derby City Gaming Downtown opens in Louisville. Here's a peek inside
Churchill Downs is set to open its first gaming venue in downtown Louisville on Wednesday, marking a $90 million investment and the realization of years of planning. Derby City Gaming Downtown, 140 S. Fourth St., has 43,000 square feet of gaming, dining, and retail in the heart of downtown. About...
Louisville leaders working on solutions to tackle gun violence in the Metro
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As more lives continue to be shattered by gun violence, city leaders are working on solutions to bring peace to the city. So far this year, there have been 144 homicides and 385 non-fatal shootings in the Metro. Eddie Woods, the founder of No More Red...
Kentucky man accused of having 40 skulls in home, connected to illegal body part network pleads guilty to gun charge
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHP) — A Kentucky man federal prosecutors have connected with an interstate network of buying and selling of human body parts has pleaded guilty to a gun charge. James Nott pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He could face up to...
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Murder trial in 2019 Louisville Olive Garden shooting expected to start Monday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The trial is expected to start Monday for a Louisville man accused of killing another man inside an Okolona Olive Garden four years ago. The trial for Devone Briggs has been postponed several times, but was set to start Dec. 4. Briggs is accused of shooting...
2 dead, including child, in west Louisville house fire; 1 in critical condition
An adult and child are dead and another adult is in critical condition after a fire broke out in a home in the Chickasaw neighborhood early Monday morning. Crews with the Louisville Division of Fire were dispatched to the home in the 1100 block of Cecil Avenue at 5:47 a.m., where they found "heavy fire" inside the home with the occupants still inside, Louisville Fire Chief Brian O'Neill said during a news conference Monday. ...
Jack in the Box opens second Louisville location
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Michael L. Jones) — San Diego-based Jack in the Box opened its second Louisville restaurant over the weekend, according toLouisville Business First. The newest Jack in the Box restaurant is located at 3232 Bardstown Road, near the intersection of Bardstown Road and Goldsmith Lane. Jack in the...
Mr Gatti's Pizza opens fun center in Louisville, Kentucky
Mr Gatti's Pizza has opened a Family Entertainment Center in Louisville, Kentucky, according to a press release. The center is operated by franchisee Aftab Siddiqui, who owns other Mr Gatti's in the area. "The new family entertainment center in Louisville is more than just a restaurant; it's a continuation of...
WHAS11 Top Stories: 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2023
Terry Meiners signs new deal with WHAS Radio
Doug Proffitt speaks with Meiners about his new deal and how he will become part of Louisville radio history when his deal is done.