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This Historic Kentucky Home Is Selling for Big Bucks

Pink residence in Louisville was childhood home of Muhammad Ali

(Newser) - The pink house where Muhammad Ali grew up dreaming of boxing fame—and where hundreds of fans gathered for an emotional send-off as his funeral procession passed by decades later—is for sale. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Louisville was converted into a museum that offered a glimpse into the...

Louisville Has a Word With Detective Who Arrested Golfer

Police chief says body camera should have been used during confrontation with Scheffler

(Newser) - Police Detective Bryan Gillis broke department policy last week during his arrest of the world's No. 1 golfer by not turning his body camera on during the confrontation, the mayor and police chief of Louisville said Thursday. Scottie Scheffler was taken into custody while in town to play in...

Scheffler's Arrest Sparks Questions
Arrest Sparks

Scheffler's Arrest Sparks Questions

World's top golfer could be a victim or could have received preferential treatment—or both

(Newser) - Questions being raised Saturday about the arrest of the world's No. 1 golfer included whether Scottie Scheffler received preferential treatment from law enforcement or was overcharged, as well as what the arrest says about Louisville police and the city's ability to attract major events in the future. Less...

Golf's No. 1 Is Arrested Outside PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler faces felony charge of second-degree assault on a police officer

(Newser) - The second round of the PGA Championship didn't get off to a great start for world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler. He was arrested outside the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, early Friday after trying to drive around a crash scene, reports ESPN . According to Jefferson County court records,...

To Listen to This Song, You'll Have to Buy a Slice

Metal band Belushi Speed Ball's apparent industry first: a piece of pizza that plays group's new single

(Newser) - What goes better together than headbanging and pizza? Nothing as much as the latest production from Belushi Speed Ball, a thrash metal band that's come up with a most unique way to deliver its latest single. Gizmodo reports that the band—apparently named after the drug combo that helped...

UAW Expands Strike to Louisville Truck Plant

8.7K workers walk off job at Ford site

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers significantly escalated the union's battle against Detroit Three automakers Wednesday by going on strike against a major Ford truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky. In a surprise move, the 8,700 members left their jobs at about 6:30pm at the plant, which makes profitable heavy-duty...

In Louisville, First Day of School Is 'Transportation Disaster'

Last Jefferson County Public Schools students were dropped off at 9:58pm

(Newser) - For some students in Kentucky's biggest school district, the first day of school turned out to be the first night of school, too. Issues with school buses on Wednesday meant the final bus riders weren't dropped off until 9:58pm, said a rep for Jefferson County Public Schools—...

After 'Series of Unfortunate Circumstances,' a Reopening

Racing to resume at Kentucky's Churchill Downs in September, after 12 horse deaths

(Newser) - Racing will resume at Churchill Downs in September, with no changes being made after a review of surfaces and safety protocols in the wake of 12 horse deaths, including seven in the days leading up to the Kentucky Derby in May. The Louisville track suspended racing operations on June 7...

Racing Suspended at Churchill Downs After 12 Horse Deaths

Venue is moving its current thoroughbred meet to Ellis Park in wake of 'unusual' number of deaths

(Newser) - Churchill Downs is suspending racing operations and moving the rest of its spring meet after a series of mysterious horse deaths. CBS News reports that 12 horses have died at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack since April 27, spurring the suspension that will run from Wednesday through July 3. Although racing...

Louisville Bank Shooter's Parents Have Message for Victims
Bank Shooter's Parents
Can't Make Sense of It

Bank Shooter's Parents Can't Make Sense of It

'We wish we could undo it, but we know we can’t,' says mother of Connor Sturgeon

(Newser) - Connor Sturgeon was suffering from mental health issues , but that fails to explain why he bought an AR-15-style rifle, then opened fire on fellow employees of Louisville's Old National Bank on April 10. "I'm afraid that whatever we come up with as the cause still isn't...

Former Cop Who Fatally Shot Breonna Taylor Has a New Job

Ex-Louisville cop Myles Cosgrove has been hired as a deputy by Carroll County Sheriff's Office

(Newser) - The former police officer in Louisville, Kentucky, who fatally shot Breonna Taylor has a new job in law enforcement in a county northeast of the city, per the AP . The Carroll County Sheriff's Office on Saturday confirmed the hiring of Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from the Louisville Metro...

Sources: Bank Attacker Wrote He Wanted to Make a Point

Family tries to keep the gun from being used again

(Newser) - The man who opened fire at a Louisville bank, killing five people and wounding eight, left behind notes saying he wanted to demonstrate how easily a person with a serious mental illness can obtain an assault-style weapon, CNN reports by way of law enforcement sources. One note was found on...

Gunman Fires Into Crowd at Louisville Park

'Put your weapons down,' mayor says after two more killings

(Newser) - An unidentified suspect fired a gun into a crowd of hundreds in a Kentucky park, leaving two people dead and four wounded Saturday night, police said. There were no suspects in custody immediately after the shooting, which took place around 9 pm in Louisville's Chickasaw Park. "As of...

Louisville Bank Shooter's Brain to Be Examined for CTE

Gunman was on medication, being treated for depression and anxiety

(Newser) - The gunman who killed five people and wounded eight others in a shooting at the Louisville bank where he worked was under treatment for depression and anxiety. A spokesperson for the shooter's family says the shooter, variously reported as 23 or 25 years old, was seeing a psychiatrist and...

Louisville Shooter's Mom Placed 911 Call: 'Oh My Lord'

'I'm so sorry, I'm getting details secondhand,' Connor Sturgeon's mom tells dispatcher

(Newser) - One of the 911 calls placed Monday morning in connection with the shooting spree that killed five at a downtown Louisville bank branch came from the shooter's own mother. On Wednesday, the city released a number of 911 calls, including a more than 2-minute call placed by Connor Sturgeon'...

Louisville Mayor: Bank Shooter's Gun Is Headed Back to the Streets

Craig Greenberg says state law requires it to be turned over for police to auction

(Newser) - Under Kentucky state law, authorities cannot destroy the assault-style rifle used to kill five people at a Louisville bank and injure eight others, two of them critically, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said Tuesday. Weapons confiscated by police must be sent to state police officials to sell at auction, the Guardian...

Police Release Body Cam Video From Louisville Shooting

Video shows officers under fire

(Newser) - Police body camera video released Tuesday shows the chaotic moments when police arrived at the scene of a mass shooting at a bank in downtown Louisville, as the shooter they couldn't see from the street rained bullets down on them. The videos, taken from two wounded officers' lapels, offer...

Louisville Shooter Legally Bought Weapon Last Week

Lawmaker says Connor Sturgeon left a note, told somebody he was suicidal

(Newser) - The man who killed five peopl e at a bank in Louisville Monday morning used a rifle that he bought legally just six days earlier, police say. At a press conference Tuesday, Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said Connor Sturgeon bought an AR-15-style rifle at a local dealership on April...

At a Virtual Meeting, She Saw the Massacre on Her Screen

Bank manager was attending virtual meeting when shooting took place

(Newser) - Rebecca Buchheit-Sims, a bank manager at Louisville's Old National Bank, was not in the building when a fellow employee opened fire Monday morning, killing five —but she witnessed the massacre through her computer screen because she was attending a virtual meeting at the time. "Shortly after the...

Louisville Victims, Shooter Identified
Louisville Victims,
Shooter Identified

Louisville Victims, Shooter Identified

Police say 25-year-old livestreamed his attack

(Newser) - A fifth victim has died in Monday's Louisville bank shooting. Police have identified her as Deanna Eckert, 57, NBC News reports. Eight others were injured, including three who remain in critical condition.

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