White Not Chosen For Dallas Chief's Job

Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White was notified Wednesday that he was not chosen to be the next chief of the Dallas Police Department. The Dallas city manager announced that she’s hired Assistant Chief David Brown to fill the post. White was among six finalists for the job. He’s been pursuing job openings around the […]

Another Drug Toss Set For Thursday Through Saturday

Louisville Metro Police will again collect expired or unused pharmaceuticals during the city’s sixth’s drug toss that begins Thursday and continues through Saturday. Mayor’s spokesperson Kerri Richardson says the twice-annual dropoffs have been well-received. Last year, officials disposed of nearly 12-hundred pounds of pills and recycled some 400 pounds of pill containers. “If you’ve had […]

Arrests Made After Back-to-School Show, Concert

At least a dozen arrests were made this morning after a back-to-school event at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville. The Russ Parr Morning Show – a nationally syndicated radio program – was broadcasting live from there and handing out free school supplies. As the event ended, police say several skirmishes erupted and […]

Prosecutor: Sypher Complaint 'Void Of Credibility"

Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Stengel says he has reviewed a videotaped criminal complaint made by Karen Sypher against University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino and found it, in his words, “void of credibility and lacking any supporting evidence.”                                              Sypher, who’s accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from Pitino by threatening […]

State Sides With FOP In Take-Home Car Dispute

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has upheld a hearing officer’s recommendation in a dispute between the Louisville Metro Police union and the administration of Mayor Jerry Abramson over the city’s take-home car program. Labor Secretary J.R. Gray agreed with the ruling issued in May that Metro Government cannot charge police officers for the use of their […]

Police Ready For Oaks, Derby Traffic

Hundreds of Louisville Metro Police officers will be on traffic control duty on Kentucky Oaks and Derby days. LMPD Lieutenant Doug Sweeney says authorities will shut down some Watterson Expressway offramps near the end of each race day to facilitate the flow of traffic out of  the racetrack area. The Department of Transportation,  one of our […]

Police Easing Some Derby Cruising Rules

Louisville Metro Police have lifted some of the restrictions that were put in place to crack down on Derby weekend cruising along West Broadway. Assistant Chief Philip Turner says motorists will no longer need a permit for access to the route, and police won’t divert traffic unless there’s a heavy backup of vehicles. “(Such as) […]

Officials Announce Thunder Traffic/Security Plan

Louisville Metro Police say there may be a record crowd for Saturday’s Thunder over Louisville airshow and fireworks display. Officials say mild weather and more families spending their leisure time closer to home could combine to attract more people to the waterfront this year. “Come early and stay late. you’re going to be down there […]

City To Begin Collecting Take-Home Car Fees Feb. 1

Effective February 1st, Louisville Metro Government will begin charging police and other employees higher fees for the use of their take-home vehicles. The fee hike was announced last month in an effort to close a $20 million budget gap, but the police union obtained an injunction to prevent the city from collecting the money. The […]