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Fischer and Conrad Address Thursday’s Shootings

by Devin Katayama on May 17, 2012

Louisville Metro police will increase patrols in the West End in response to two shootings that left three people dead and three others injured.

The first shooting was between a group of men in the Parkland and Victory Park neighborhoods. Police were called to the scene. Shortly afterward, a second round of shooting began nearby. One woman opened fire on another woman, but was then shot by a police officer.

At a press conference after the shootings, Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad announced plans to increase officer patrols in the area.

“The level of violence we saw today was unacceptable,” said Conrad.

Conrad and Fischer both said the shootings were not random acts of violence. Conrad said everyone involved is either deceased or in police custody and logic would lead one to believe the two incidents are related.

Fischer plans to meet with civic and religious leaders in West Louisville soon.

“It’s a place of family, it’s a place of church and a place of fellowship. And that’s the West End and all of Louisville that I and all of my team are determined to maintain,” he said.

Conrad said there were approximately 75 to 100 individuals on scene when the second shooting took place. The name of the officer who fired rounds in the second shooting was not released.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call the anonymous hotline 574-LMPD.

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News Special: Mayor Greg Fischer Today at 1pm

by Laura Ellis January 4, 2012

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is starting his second year in office with a number of issues to address. The search for a new police chief is on, Occupy Louisville is facing eviction and yet another budget deficit looms. It’s your chance to share your questions and thoughts with the Mayor on a WFPL News special […]

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Fischer Calls for Investigation Into Employee Overtime

by Gabe Bullard December 7, 2011

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration says overtime pay must be reigned in. The mayor called for an investigation Wednesday into the matter in hopes that it will save the city and taxpayers money. The investigation comes after the administration discovered that at least 550 Metro employees—about 10 percent of the city’s staff—were earning $15,000 or […]

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Louisville-Lexington Partnership Board Named

by Gabe Bullard November 21, 2011

The economic partnership between Louisville and Lexington will be led by a 21-member board of business executives, university presidents and economic development officials. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the board of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM, this afternoon. BEAM is meant to foster a regional economic around manufacturing. […]

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Chief White Leaving for Denver, Fischer to Launch Search

by Gabe Bullard October 28, 2011

Louisville Police Chief Robert White is leaving the city to be chief of police for Denver, Colorado. Mayor Greg Fischer announced White’s departure on Twitter, and is speaking about the search for a replacement this hour at Metro Hall. White was appointed by former Mayor Jerry Abramson and was the first chief of the merged […]

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Emergency Alert System To Go Online Friday

by Erica Peterson October 24, 2011

Louisville’s city-wide emergency alert system should be functional by Friday and residents are now able to sign up to receive notifications of emergencies and weather alerts. Metro government officials first considered implementing an emergency alert system after a March explosion in the Rubbertown neighborhood laid bare the city’s inadequacy in warning residents of emergencies. Now, […]

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Fischer Waiting for Auditor’s Report Before Passing Judgement on MSD

by Gabe Bullard October 10, 2011

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is waiting until a state auditor’s review of the Metropolitan Sewer District is complete before making any judgements on a new controversy in the agency. MSD Executive Director Bud Schardein is set to receive a $200,000 bonus from a hidden trust fund. MSD officials say the compensation is standard to retain […]

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Officials Stress Need to Work Together in Wake of Sherman Minton Closure

by Erica Peterson September 17, 2011

Engineers and highway workers took elected officials on a tour of the Sherman Minton Bridge today to brief them on the span’s structural problems. The bridge was closed a week ago after a crack was discovered. Mayor Greg Fischer, Senator Mitch McConnell, Representatives John Yarmuth and Todd Young were there, along with Kentucky Transportation Secretary […]

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Ford Plant Prepares to Begin Manufacturing Escape

by Erica Peterson September 9, 2011

After a $600 million renovation, Louisville’s Ford Assembly Plant is almost ready to begin production. The plant is cavernous. There aren’t many people—or cars—around, because the plant hasn’t restarted production yet. But the robots are working, demonstrating how the bodies of the new Ford Escape will be welded, and how the dashboards will be installed. […]

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City Signs Contract With Emergency Alert System Provider

by Erica Peterson September 6, 2011

Louisville Metro Government has signed a contract with a company to provide an emergency alert system for the city. Talks have been underway for months since an explosion in the Rubbertown neighborhood left residents unsure of whether to flee or shelter in place. The city signed a contract with Florida-based Emergency Communications Network last week, […]

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