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Local News
12:34 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Was Brrr Arrested?

The Brrr shirt at Regalo
Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL News

Update: The comments on the story have raised a few questions about the t-shirts and copyright of graffiti. We talked about that with an intellectual property lawyer. Here you go. 

You've seen Brrr's work. It's pervasive. The round face with eyes half-closed accompanied by the letters "BRRR" is drawn on walls, trash cans, overpasses and even portable toilets all over Louisville.

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Local News
4:21 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Shootings on Sunday Give Louisville its 7th, 8th and 9th Homicide of 2013

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Three men died Sunday afternoon outside an apartment complex near Berry Boulevard, bringing Louisville's number of criminal homicides to nine as we near the end of the first quarter of 2013.

The shooting appears to have followed a drug deal, said Lt. Barry Wilkerson, the Louisville Metro Police Homicide Unit commander.

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Local News
3:25 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Indiana Lawmaker Seeks to Reduce Marijuana Penalties

An influential Indiana lawmaker says he'll introduce legislation that would reduce penalties on people found in possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Republican state Sen. Brent Steele of Bedford plans to introduce a bill next session that would make possession of 10 grams or less an infraction, rather than a criminal misdemeanor. Ten grams is equivalent to about one-third of an ounce or roughly enough to make 20 to 30 marijuana cigarettes.

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Local News
4:18 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Accused Homeowners' Association Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

The Louisville man charged with fatally shooting two of his neighbors at a homeowners' association meeting has pleaded not guilty to two murder charges and seven counts of wanton endangerment.

Mahmoud Yousef Hindi is being held without bond. He said he has no money and needs a public defender.

Hindi had longstanding disputes with neighbors and the homeowners' association over a fence and driveway he put in his front yard in an eastern Louisville suburb.

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Politics
11:49 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Violence Prevention Task Force Seeks Volunteers for Response Teams

In its first official public action, Louisville's Violence Prevention Work Group has put out a call for volunteers for a new crisis response team.

As the name implies, the response team will be sent to crisis situations (typically crime scenes) to work with bystanders, family members, witnesses, etc. and help alleviate the trauma. The team would ideally help prevent the actions that spurred the creation of the Violence Prevention Work Group in the first place.

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Local News
5:45 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Man Dies After Being Shot on TARC Bus

A Louisville man is dead following a shooting on a TARC bus.

The shooting was reported at 3:00 pm today, and officers declared the victim dead on the scene.

Police say the victim was in his late teens or early 20s and the shooter entered the bus, shot, then fled in an unknown direction. No other passengers where injured.

The police do not have any suspects in custody and described the incident as "unusual".

Local News
4:32 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Contempt Motion Against Sexual Assault Victim Who Tweeted About Attackers Withdrawn

Attorneys have withdrawn a contempt motion against 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich of Louisville.

The motion was filed after Dietrich tweeted about the two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her. By naming them, their attorneys said, Dietrich violated the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing. But the filing gathered national attention, and has now been withdrawn.

From the Courier-Journal:

Defense attorneys for two boys who pleaded guilty to assaulting a 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich have withdrawn their motion that she be held in contempt for tweeting the names of her attackers in defiance of a court order.

David Mejia, an attorney for one of the teens, said now that the Louisville teen’s story has gone global because of a Courier-Journal article on Saturday there was no reason to continue the contempt motion.

Local News
9:05 am
Sun July 22, 2012

Sexual Assault Victim Faces Contempt Case for Tweeting About Attackers

A 17-year-old Kentucky girl faces contempt charges for tweeting the names of two teens who sexually assaulted her.

Savannah Dietrich of Louisville told The Courier-Journal she is frustrated by what she feels is a lenient plea bargain.

The boys' attorneys have asked a judge to hold Dietrich in contempt for violating the confidentiality of a juvenile hearing.

Contempt carries a possible sentence of 180 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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Local News
1:50 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Kentucky Will Use Single Drug for Executions

Kentucky is the latest state to switch to a single-drug execution method for inmates on death row.

The state previously used the a three-drug cocktail in lethal executions. But Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered the state to rethink that process to avoid accusations of cruel and usual punishment.

Officials have spent the last two months doing just that, and a new brief filed this week says executions will be done with either the anesthetic sodium thiopental or the barbiturate pentobarbital.

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Local News
4:23 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Kentucky Woman Sues Pornographers for Extortion

A Kentucky woman is suing a group of pornography producers for extortion after they sued her alleging that she violated their copyrights by illegally downloading adult movies with BitTorrent software. 

From Ars Technica:

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