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7:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Report: FBI Memo Outlines Situation Before Last Month's Violence in Downtown Louisville

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More arrests have been made from an outbreak of teenage violence that wreaked havoc on a Saturday night last month in downtown Louisville.

The recent arrests include two male juveniles.  One of which is a 15-year-old, the other is a 14-year-old.

Since they are both juveniles, their names were not released.  The 15-year-old will face charges of robbery and rioting.  The 14-year-old will face charges of robbery, rioting, burglary and possible additional charges, said Phil Russell, a spokesman for Louisville Metro Police.

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3:52 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Saturday's Thunder Over Louisville Will Have More Security 'Than Ever Before'

The 2012 Thunder Over Louisville
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Security at this year’s Thunder Over Louisville  will be boosted like never before.  

More than 1,100 police officers from Louisville Metro Police Department and several other agencies will be working at the aircraft and fireworks show.

"More than ever before," LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said Monday during a news conference.

Conrad is also asking parents to accompany their children to the event and report any missing children as soon as possible.

“Safety starts with proper parental supervision,” he said. 

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5:46 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps

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In another response to violence in downtown Louisville, Metro Government will now post more precise locations on the city's online crime map to include crimes at locations without physical addresses, such as parks.

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5:32 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Teen Violence: Community Walk Across Big Four Bridge Draws Crowd, Criticism

In the latest response to last week's downtown teen violence, nearly 200 people joined Mayor Greg Fischer for a walk across the Big Four Bridge Sunday afternoon, but while the event attracted a crowd, it also attracted critics, who question whether it will help solve the problems that inspired it. 

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9:32 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Charges Dropped In TARC Stabbings; Downtown Louisville Violence Followed Vigil For Victims

Allen arguing with teenagers.
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A man charged with murdering a 14-year-old boy on a TARC bus has been released from jail.

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12:52 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

24 Security Cameras are Coming to Waterfront Park Following Downtown Louisville Violence

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The city's response to Saturday night's violence in downtown Louisville now includes increased surveillance of Waterfront Park with 24 new security cameras. 

Mayor Greg Fischer announced the cameras on Wednesday. The cameras and installation, including the required fiber network, will cost about $227,000.

The first part of the camera expansion at the park will up working by Thunder Over Louisville on April 12, when hundreds of thousands of people will be at Waterfront Park.

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6:48 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Louisville Metro Police's VIPER Unit Commander and a Detective Are Under Investigation

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The commander and a detective in a Louisville Metro Police unit focused on violent, repeat offenders are under investigation, police confirmed Thursday.

Lt. Johann "Kit" Steimle and Detective Carl Payne have been reassigned to administrative duties, said Alicia Smiley, a police spokeswoman.

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7:29 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Alleged Victim Questions 2-Month Wait for Charges Against Former Louisville Prosecutor Matt Conway

Matt Conway
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It took Louisville police and prosecutors two months to decide that former prosecutor Matt Conway, brother of state Attorney General Jack Conway, should be charged with criminal assault after he allegedly struck a woman in the face in an argument following a Christmas party.

In the interim, both the woman and the Louisville Metro Police detective investigating the case sought unsuccessfully to get a criminal charge filed against Matt Conway.

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9:58 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Louisville's 33-Percent Traffic Death Spike, By the Numbers

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At the end of 2013, Kentucky's traffic fatality rate was the lowest since 1947. 

But Louisville—and the rest of Jefferson County—was an outlier. As I reported last week, Jefferson County traffic deaths spiked in 2013. 

In 2012, 66 people died in Jefferson County traffic accidents.

In 2013, the final number of Jefferson County traffic deaths is 88—a 33-percent spike.

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5:22 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Louisville Metro Police Plan Extra Patrols for New Year's Eve

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Louisville Metro Police plan to saturate streets on New Year's Eve to watch for drunk revelers on the roads.

LMPD will add patrols and Traffic Unit officers on the streets Tuesday and through the holiday, said Sgt. Ruby Ellison of the Traffic Unit.

They'll concentrate on Bardstown Road, Shelbyville Road and Dixie Highway, but police will also be on other highways, side streets and interstates. LMPD will not have safety checkpoints.

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