Local News
7:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Louisville Traffic Deaths Appear to be Declining After 2013's Spike

The number of traffic fatalities in Jefferson County is expected to decline this year after an unusual spike in 2013—but the number of roadway deaths will likely still be higher than in 2012 and 2011.

Louisville's top traffic police official expects the city to have fewer traffic deaths in 2014 than last year, but this year's tally will still be greater than 2012 and 2013.

Jefferson County had 67 traffic deaths through Sunday, according to data from Kentucky State Police.

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Strange Fruit
6:59 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Strange Fruit: Discussing the Grand Jury's Decision in Ferguson

Protesters on Tuesday night in Louisville.
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott and attorney Lucie Brooks join us for a conversation about a grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American. We also talk about media coverage of the ensuing protests in Ferguson, and what could happen next.

Listen below:

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Local News
4:59 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Eve Vigil Remembers Louisville Child Who Died of Starvation

Dozens of people will gather in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood Wednesday evening  for a vigil to remember a child who died of starvation on Thanksgiving Eve of 1969.

Organizer Stan Siegwald  says the death of nine-year-old Bobby Ellis led volunteers to establish of a food collection and distribution charity that’s still in operation today.       

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Environment
4:20 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Judge's Rejection of Kentucky Coal Company Settlement Points to Bigger Issues

Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL

A settlement between the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and a coal company won’t be allowed to go forward after a Franklin County Circuit judge’s rejected the proposal Monday.

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Health
2:01 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Laundry Pods Pose Danger to Children, Study Says

Credit U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Parents may want to reconsider the type of laundry detergent they buy, according to a study by Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Researchers found that between 2012 and 2013, 17, 230 children under the age of 6 were reported to have swallowed, inhaled and been exposed to chemicals in laundry pods. Researchers examined the number of calls to U.S. poison control centers and the number of hospitalizations due to exposure.

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Local News
12:19 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Peaceful Protest Planned for Downtown Louisville Following Grand Jury Decision in Ferguson Shooting

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL

Louisville community activists have organized a peaceful protest for this evening following a grand jury's decision to not indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American 18-year-old.

More than 300 people have replied that they plan to attend the Louisville event, which is planned for 5 p.m. outside of Louisville Metro Police headquarters at Seventh and Jefferson streets in downtown Louisville.

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Food and Dining
12:18 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Seviche's Anthony Lamas Shows How to Make Jalapeño Corn Pudding For Thanksgiving

Anthony Lamas' jalapeño corn pudding
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

Thanksgiving is a holiday loaded with tradition—the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce. But Louisville cooks can still hold true to holiday traditions while spicing up a dish or two.

With Thanksgiving looming for holiday cooks, Seviche chef Anthony Lamas showed WFPL's Alix Mattingly how to put a new spin on corn pudding. Watch below:

Jalapeño Corn Pudding

Prep time: 10 minutes

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Arts and Humanities
10:25 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Jamie Hyneman Previews 'Mythbusters' Show in Louisville

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The principal co-hosts of the Discovery Channel's “Mythbusters” are coming back to Louisville this week. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have a new stage show based on the popular television series, in which they set out to confirm or debunk questions about natural science, urban legends and old sayings.

I recently spoke with Jamie Hyneman about the series and their appearance at the Kentucky Center on Tuesday night.

Listen below: 

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Arts and Humanities
8:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Actors Theatre's ‘Tribes’ Is a Smart Examination of Being Heard

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Initially, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s “Tribes” may simply seem to be a play about deaf individuals—those who have the audiological condition of not hearing. However, within just the first scene, you realize that this smartly directed and executed family drama is really about how we all communicate (or don’t) with those closest to us and, more importantly, if we ever really listen.

Directed by Evan Cabnet and set in present-day London, “Tribes” centers on an academic, creative family whose high IQ’s are matched only by their self-regard.

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The Two-Way
6:59 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Brown Family Attorney Condemns Grand Jury's Decision In Fatal Shooting

Protesters occupy an intersection outside the St. Louis County Police Department headquarters on Tuesday in Clayton, Mo., in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
Jeff Roberson AP

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 11:48 pm

Updated at 5:00 p.m.

Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, said they had expected Monday's outcome in which a grand jury declined to charge the officer in the fatal shooting.

"We could see what the outcome was going to be, and that is what occurred last night," attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference in St. Louis Tuesday.

He said the fact that Wilson was not indicted shows the system is broken.

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