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Corporate official identifies worker who died at Jeffersonville metal finishing plant

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) – Company officials have identified a worker who died after an accident at a metal finishing plant in Jeffersonville. According to Scott Schook, corporate director of safety and health for Valmont Coatings Gateway Galvanizing, the man has been identified as 49-year-old Ma


Man's body found in Shawnee neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police are asking for any information after discovering a man's body in the Shawnee neighborhood. Officers responded to an alley off 42nd Street around noon on February 21 where the body was found.


WLKY: Jeffersonville mayor talks city’s future

Mayor Mike Moore of Jeffersonville, Ind., delivered his state of the city address on Tuesday, saying: “I can tell you today that the state of our city is strong. Businesses and families continue to choose Jeffersonville.”


Shawn Mendes adds Louisville tour date

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Shawn Mendes is coming to the KFC Yum! Center as part of his third global tour with special guest Alessia Cara. The Grammy-nominated singer announced he was coming to Louisville Saturday, August 3, as part of his third global tour.


Workplace fatality reported at Jeffersonville production facility

JEFFERSONVILLE — A worker injured at a Jeffersonville production facility died Wednesday. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed via a voicemail to the News and Tribune last night that Valmont Coatings had reported a workplace fatality. The company specializes in "hot di


Kentucky Derby Festival president to retire in 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The longest serving president and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival will retire at the end of 2019. Mike Berry started his career as an event coordinator with the festival in 1986, and was named president in 1997.


UPDATE: Jeffersonville company investigating workplace death

JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville production facility is investigating after one of its workers died. Valmont Coatings, located on Brown Forman Road at the Ports of Indiana in Jeffersonville, reported a workplace fatality to the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday. IOS


Indiana state trooper shot in his own home

GRANGER, Ind. - A state trooper was shot in his northern Indiana home Thursday night. The unidentified trooper was taken to the hospital, according to WNDU. No word yet on his condition.


Car fans can get a look into the future and the past at the Louisville Auto Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Auto Show promises to keep car fans busy, February 22nd through the 24th. The annual display at the Kentucky Exposition Center features more than 350 new vehicles.


3 Louisville boys recognized as heroes after late-night apartment fire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three boys were recognized as heroes Thursday after an apartment building went up in flames. A fire broke out at an apartment building on East Saint Catherine Street around 2:30 a.m. on a November night last year.


Jeffersonville High School grad returned purse lost 65 years ago

JEFFERSONVILLE — A former Jeffersonville High School student has been reunited with a purse she lost in the school more than 60 years ago and said it's brought back a wealth of memories.


Indiana couple charged with neglect after child's autopsy reveals high levels of meth

CASSOPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana couple was charged on multiple counts of neglect following the June death of a 10-year-old girl. Prosecutors in Elkhart, Indiana, filed the criminal charges Feb. 6, against 30-year-old Erica Reschke and 34-year-old Brandon Hobbs, both of Cassopolis, Indiana.


Peter Tork of The Monkees is dead at 77

(Gray News) - Peter Tork of The Monkees, the made-for-TV pop group from the 1960s, died Thursday. He was 77. “It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our friend, mentor, teacher, and amazing soul, Peter Tork, has passed from this world,” His Facebook account


Employee found unconscious at Indiana coating company dies

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — (WHAS11) -- A man has died after he was found unconscious at a Jeffersonville workplace. According to Justin Ames from the Jeffersonville Fire Department, the department received a call from the Valmont Coatings Gateway Galvanizing Facility on Brown Foreman Road just after 11


Treat yourself at Carriage Ford

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Carriage Ford is located at 908 East Lewis and Clark Parkway in Clarksville, IN. For more information, go to CarriageFord.com or call 812-284-4444.


Northwest Indiana hospital system offers heart scans it says can save lives

A Northwest Indiana hospital system is offering heart screenings it says are saving lives. Franciscan Health does the heart scans at its hospitals in Crown Point, Dyer, Hammond and Munster, and will soon do so in Michigan City. The tests are meant to detect the presence of plaque in patients who mig


Herbert Lee’s bond reduced following alleged Facebook car-sale scam

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who's been in out of legal trouble had his bond reduced Thursday. Herbert Lee, 25, is accused of robbing a teenager he met while trying to sell a car. Prosecutors said Lee advertised the car on Facebook, and went with two co-defendants to meet the would-be buyer.


Southern Ind. mom sentenced to prison after 2nd child dies in her care

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana woman was sentenced to prison Thursday, after a child died while in her care. Authorities say it was the second time it happened -- and even though Tina Schmidt received the maximum penalty, the prosecutor says he still isn't satisfied with the outcome.


DNA kit connects Louisville woman with long-lost father after 62 years

A Louisville woman has been searching her whole life for someone. And after more than 60 years later, with the help of a genetic testing kit and perseverance, come answers.


Woman charged with intentionally hitting LMPD officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is accused of intentionally hitting an LMPD officer with her car. A not guilty charge was entered for Ashley Allen in court Thursday. She was there to face a long list of charges including assault of a police officer and wanton endangerment.