crime http://wfpl.org en Bill Aimed at Curbing Kentucky Heroin Epidemic Likely to Fail This Year http://wfpl.org/post/bill-aimed-curbing-kentucky-heroin-epidemic-likely-fail-year <p>A bill cracking down on Kentucky's growing heroin epidemic is facing an uncertain future in Frankfort, as lawmakers are concerned about the constitutionality of one of the bill’s key provisions.</p><p>Under the current language of the bill, the dealers who sold drugs to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman could be charged with homicide, if they were in Kentucky. The same goes for the dealers' suppliers.</p><p>That has many state lawmakers concerned over the constitutionality of charging third and fourth-parties with homicide.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9042 at http://wfpl.org Bill Aimed at Curbing Kentucky Heroin Epidemic Likely to Fail This Year A Year Later, Louisville Woman's Murder Remains Unsolved, Unexplained http://wfpl.org/post/year-later-louisville-womans-murder-remains-unsolved-unexplained <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It took one, very long sleepless night to complete that crystal-encrusted costume.</span></p><p class="c0"><span>“Jesus,” Terrance Williams says. “We stayed up all night putting diamonds on that black shirt.” </span></p><p class="c0"><span>Williams’ best friend, Cheryl Williamson, was competing in the 2011 Miss Omega Pageant at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, and she demanded perfection before she’d take the stage.</span></p><p class="c0">“I always go to that video and watch it,” he says. “We all do, actually. It’s pretty funny.”</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:47:09 +0000 Tessa Duvall 7879 at http://wfpl.org A Year Later, Louisville Woman's Murder Remains Unsolved, Unexplained Map: Where Criminal Homicides Happened in Louisville in 2013 to Date http://wfpl.org/post/map-where-criminal-homicides-happened-louisville-2013-date <p>The data is preliminary, but overall crime has declined slightly (about .5 percent) in Louisville Metro Police's jurisdiction this year through November, compared to the same time period last year, Chief Steve Conrad said.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:14:55 +0000 Joseph Lord 7868 at http://wfpl.org Map: Where Criminal Homicides Happened in Louisville in 2013 to Date Media Critic: Louisville TV News Stations Devote 40 Percent of Their Time to Crime Reporting http://wfpl.org/post/media-critic-louisville-tv-news-stations-devote-40-percent-their-time-crime-reporting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each October, journalism students at </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">duPont Manual</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;High School watch 20 days of local television news, categorize the types of stories they see, and compile the results. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:54:15 +0000 James Miller 7836 at http://wfpl.org Media Critic: Louisville TV News Stations Devote 40 Percent of Their Time to Crime Reporting Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Discusses Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad-discusses-racial-disparity-marijuana-arrest <p>Racial disparities in marijuana arrests have more to do with the neighborhoods where Louisville Metro Police focuses its attention than with race, Chief Steve Conrad says.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:18:38 +0000 Joseph Lord 7873 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Discusses Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrest News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad http://wfpl.org/post/news-special-1-pm-today-louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad <p>Statistics point to a <a href="/post/overall-crime-drops-louisville-homicides-and-aggrevated-assaults-rise-fbi-says">declining trend for crime in Metro Louisville,</a> but concerns about <a href="/post/louisville-violence-prevention-work-group-makes-recommendations">violence endure.</a></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:29:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 7867 at http://wfpl.org News Special at 1 p.m. Today: Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad Strange Fruit: 'Tracking Fire' Documentary Tells Story of Deadly Anti-LGBTQ Attack in 1973 http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-tracking-fire-documentary-tells-story-deadly-anti-lgbtq-attack-1973 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/118556200&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>It's one of the deadliest attacks on LGBTQ people in U.S. history - and even if you're an activist or scholar, there's a good chance you've never heard of it.<br />&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:19:04 +0000 Laura Ellis 7432 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: 'Tracking Fire' Documentary Tells Story of Deadly Anti-LGBTQ Attack in 1973 Louisville Leaders Outline How Far Anti-Violence Efforts Have Come, Where They're Headed http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-leaders-outline-how-far-anti-violence-efforts-have-come-where-theyre-headed <p>Louisville officials have outlined progress from its violence prevention work over the past year and have provided a number of long-term goals that include supporting ex-convicts and continuing to build partnerships around the city.</p><p>It was over a year ago that <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/05/17/fischer-condemns-shootings-will-meet-with-west-end-leaders/">city, business and community leaders convened in Metro Hall</a> following high-profile shootings in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood. They were trying to answer the question of how to address the city’s violent crime.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7328 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Leaders Outline How Far Anti-Violence Efforts Have Come, Where They're Headed Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad: 'We Have More Work To Do' Despite Crime Decrease http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-police-chief-steve-conrad-we-have-more-work-do-despite-crime-decrease <p>Complex factors play into crime rates, but Louisville Metro Police&#39;s efforts in community engagement, &quot;intelligence-led&quot; policing and targeting repeat offenders are helping drive numbers downward, Chief Steve Conrad told WFPL on Tuesday.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;We believe that the work of the men and women that are out there doing the job is important and their efforts do have an impact on crime, but there are so many other external factors that often are beyond our control,&quot; Conrad said.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:19:27 +0000 Joseph Lord 6872 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad: 'We Have More Work To Do' Despite Crime Decrease Overall Crime Drops in Louisville, but Homicides and Aggrevated Assaults Rise, FBI Says http://wfpl.org/post/overall-crime-drops-louisville-homicides-and-aggrevated-assaults-rise-fbi-says <p>The number of violent crime in Metro Louisville decreased 2.4 percent from 2011 to 2012, and property crime decreased 10.5 percent during the same time period, according to new<a href="http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/september/latest-crime-stats-released/latest-crime-stats-released"> FBI statistics released this week.</a></p><p>Homicides—as defined by the FBI—increased from 48 to 62 from '11 to '12 and aggravated assault increased 8.4 percent, the FBI said. But robberies decreased 15 percent and "forcible rape," as the FBI calls it, decreased 19.4 percent.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:10:06 +0000 Joseph Lord 6862 at http://wfpl.org Overall Crime Drops in Louisville, but Homicides and Aggrevated Assaults Rise, FBI Says