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11:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Sights and Sounds: What Does Forecastle Mean to Festival-Goers?

The Squallis Puppeteers' Hunter S. Thompson marches through Forecastle on Friday.
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Forecastle Festival 2014 has wrapped up.

Here are reviews for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Local News
2:37 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Photos: Even Before Summer Officially Began Saturday, Louisvillians Sought Ways to Cool Off

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Summer officially began Saturday morning.

This week, even before the new season began, Louisvillian dealt with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. To cool off, some residents—young ones, especially—took to the water features at Waterfront Park. 

Taevion, 7, looks at his family that have passed under a bridge in the water feature at Waterfront Park.

Kayden, 6, begins to walk down the steps of the water feature while looking back at her family for permission.

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Local News
9:32 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Indiana Side of Big Four Bridge Is Opening This Afternoon

The Big Four Bridge opening in 2013.
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  Louisville and Jeffersonville's mayors are reopening the long-awaited  Big Four Bridge at 2 p.m. today.

The public is invited to gather at either side of the pedestrian bridge.

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Local News
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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Politics
11:00 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Exploring 'Legal Avenues' Against Parents, Stricter Teen Curfew

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
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In the wake of a violent outbreak in downtown Louisville led by a group of teenagers, Mayor Greg Fischer is looking for "legal avenues" to hold the parents of delinquent children accountable.

That's according to a letter obtained by WFPL, which Fischer is set to release to citizens sometime this weekend.

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Local News
11:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Young People Dissatisfied With Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's Plan to Curb Downtown Violence

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The city's response to violent outbreaks in the downtown Louisville area is drawing criticism from some in the teenage community.

Last week, Mayor Greg Fischer announced more than 20 security cameras would be added to the Waterfront Park area and that Metro Police presence would be boosted.

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Local News
5:46 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Downtown Violence Leads To More Precise Louisville Crime Maps

Crime map

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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Local News
2:01 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Anti-Racism Group Calls for Engagement, Not Police, To Address Louisville Downtown Violence

  The Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is criticizing Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s plan to respond to  teenage violence in downtown Louisville with boosted police presence and added security cameras.

Since a group of nearly 200 teenagers were responsible for a string of violence in the downtown area on March 22, city leaders have been hosting public and private discussions to develop programs that aim to prevent future outbreaks of violent behavior.

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Local News
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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Local News
7:31 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Two Teens Arrested In Relation to Waterfront Park Violence

Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville
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Two teenagers are facing criminal charges in connection with a string of violent incidents that swept through downtown Louisville last weekend.

On March 22, nearly 200 teens gathered near the Big Four Bridge to honor two victims of a TARC bus stabbing. There were 17 incident reports filed and 32 calls were made for police assistance.

According to a statement released by Metro Police, Shaquazz E. Allen, 18, and Tyrone D. Booker, 19, were arrested on Friday around 6 p.m.

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