Engstler's layup lifts No. 3 Louisville over No. 16 Ga Tech
Emily Engstler scored 14 points and hit a layup with three seconds remaining, lifting No. 3 Louisville to its 12th straight victory, 50-48 over No. 16 Georgia Tech. In a matchup of the nation’s top scoring defense in Georgia Tech and the nation’s third-best in Louisville, the Yellow Jackets were trying to knock off a top-three team for the second time after beating UConn on Dec. 9.
Colorado fire victims begin new year surveying destruction
Hundreds of Colorado residents who had expected to ring in 2022 in their homes are instead starting off the new year trying to salvage what remains of them after a wind-whipped wildfire tore through the Denver suburbs. “For 35 years I walked out my front door, I saw beautiful homes,” Eric House said. At least seven people were injured, but remarkably there have been no reports of any deaths or anyone missing in the wildfire that erupted Thursday in and around Louisville and Superior, neighboring towns about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of Denver with a combined population of 34,000.news.yahoo.com
11 stunning photos from the front lines of Marshall firestorm
The stunning nature of the Marshall wildland fire that ripped through dense neighborhoods north of Denver, destroying hundreds of homes, is apparent in the images from the front lines.The big picture: The Boulder, Colorado-area wildfires — the most destructive in state history — were likely made worse by the effects of climate change, including extremely dry conditions and long stretches of record warm weather in recent months, Axios' Ben Geman and Andrew Freedman write.Get market news worthy ofnews.yahoo.com
Police: 2 killed in restaurant shooting in Kentucky
One person is under arrest after a shooting that killed two men at a busy restaurant in Kentucky on Thursday evening, police said Friday. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, 21-year-old Karson Reitz was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting at the Roosters restaurant location on Preston Highway. Statements from the scene indicate the restaurant was well-attended when the shooting unfolded, police department spokesperson Alicia Smiley said.news.yahoo.com
9 days after tornado, cat found in rubble of building
Nine days after a tornado demolished his three-story office building in downtown Mayfield, Kentucky, Sonny “Hoot” Gibson was standing in the rubble when he thought he heard a faint meow. It instantly gave him hope that his office cat, Madix, who hadn't been seen since before the storms hit, was alive. Gibson said he had tried to find the solid black cat with yellow eyes that liked to greet customers of his rental business, but had given up after a few days.news.yahoo.com
Former coal company execs to go on trial for skirting rules
A group of former coal company officials will go on trial in Kentucky next week for allegedly skirting federal rules meant to reduce deadly dust in underground mines. The four men, who worked for now-bankrupt Armstrong Coal, ordered workers at two Kentucky mines to rig dust-monitoring equipment to pass air quality tests, federal prosecutors said. The inhaling of dusty air in mines can lead to an incurable and fatal disease called pneumoconiosis, or black lung, which has killed tens of thousands of coal miners.news.yahoo.com
Mexican singer Ana Gabriel honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
A star is unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring Mexican singing star Ana Gabriel for her career. The 65-year-old versatile artist has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and reached the top of the Billboard Latin pop charts.news.yahoo.com
NCAA accuses Louisville, Mack of additional allegations
The NCAA has amended its Notice of Allegations against Louisville, adding additional violations committed by the men’s basketball program that include impermissible activities and accusations coach Chris Mack did not promote an atmosphere for compliance. Already under review by the Independent Resolution Panel (IRP) for violations related to a college basketball corruption case detailed in a May 2020 NOA, the school received the amendment on Thursday from the governing body’s Complex Case Unit. — Presumed Mack responsible for both allegations.news.yahoo.com
Justice Dept. curtails agents' use of 'no-knock' warrants
The Justice Department is curtailing federal agents’ use of “no-knock” warrants — which allow law enforcement agents to enter a home without announcing their presence — and would also prohibit its agents from using chokeholds in most circumstances.
Barrett concerned about public perception of Supreme Court
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett expressed concerns Sunday that the public may increasingly see the court as a partisan institution. Justices must be “hyper vigilant to make sure they’re not letting personal biases creep into their decisions, since judges are people, too,” Barrett said at a lecture hosted by the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center. Introduced by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who founded the center and played a key role in pushing through her confirmation in the last days of the Trump administration, Barrett spoke at length about her desire for others to see the Supreme Court as nonpartisan.news.yahoo.com
U.S weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise to 373,000, as job growth slows
People line up outside a newly reopened career center for in-person appointments in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 15, 2021. First-time claims for unemployment insurance were expected to total 350,000 for the week ended July 3, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones. This is breaking news. Please check back here for updates.cnbc.com
Rural Kentucky health officials press on, one shot at a time
John Rogers waited months after becoming eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. It was only after talking with friends that the 66-year-old retiree from rural Spencer County, Kentucky, was persuaded to get the shot. “They said, ‘You know, the vaccine may not be 100%, but if you get COVID, you’re in bad shape,'" Rogers said.news.yahoo.com
Firing upheld for officer who sought Breonna Taylor warrant
The Kentucky police detective who sought the no-knock search warrant that led to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor has had his firing upheld. The Louisville Metro Police Merit Board voted 4-0 on Wednesday to uphold the termination of Joshua Jaynes after hours of deliberation, news outlets reported. The decision came after three days of hearings in which Jaynes and his attorney sought his reinstatement.news.yahoo.com
TSA will resume self-defense training for pilots and crew as FAA announces more than $100,000 in fines for unruly behavior
The Federal Aviation Administration announced it would pursue fines against passengers in eight incidents, while the Transportation Security Administration said its officers had been assaulted in two separate incidents.cbsnews.com
Baffert, Medina Spirit owners sue Kentucky racing officials
Trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit have filed a lawsuit against Kentucky racing officials. Medina Spirit’s Derby victory on May 1 is in jeopardy after a failed postrace drug test revealed 21 picograms of betamethasone in the horse.news.yahoo.com
One of the police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting is being investigated for allegedly throwing drinks at people while on duty: report
Chief Erika Shields said an FBI investigation into the matter is ongoing and that two officers are on desk duty related to the incidents.news.yahoo.com
Churchill Downs bans Bob Baffert after 2nd positive drug test for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit
Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, stands near the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, April 28, 2021. Churchill Downs Racetrack on Wednesday suspended horse trainer Bob Baffert for two years after attorneys said Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit had failed a second drug test for a banned steroid. The suspension means that no horse trained by Baffert or by Bob Baffert Racing Stables can race at any track owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated through the conclusion of the 2023 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. That meet includes the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Kentucky ties to Baptist kids agency at risk over gay rights
A cultural clash pitting religious beliefs against gay rights has jeopardized Kentucky’s long-running relationship with a foster care and adoption agency affiliated with the Baptist church that serves some of the state’s most vulnerable children.
Post Hill Press goes on with book by officer in Taylor raid
The publisher of memoir by a Louisville police officer who fired at Breonna Taylor after being shot during the deadly raid on Taylor’s apartment says it will release the book even though its distributor, Simon & Schuster, announced it would “not be involved.”.
Stanford rallies to beat Louisville 78-63, reach Final Four
Lexie Hull had 21 points, Ashten Prechtel scored each of her 16 in the second half and Stanford reached the Final Four by rallying for a 78-63 victory over Louisville on Tuesday night. “To play a second half and beat them by 27 really says a lot about how hard people were playing,” VanDerveer said. Stanford dropped that one 62-53, ending its previous appearance in the Final Four. Stanford (29-2) trailed by 12 midway through the third quarter before scoring 13 consecutive points to take its first lead since early in the game. We weren’t aggressive enough.”AdThe Cardinal got going in the second half and made six of their final eight 3-point attempts.
Louisville beats Oregon 60-42, heads to women's Elite Eight
2 seed Cardinals advanced to the regional final of the women's NCAA Tournament for the third straight time with a 60-42 win over sixth-seeded Oregon on Sunday night. She hadn’t scored more than 15 points in any of the five ACC or NCAA Tournament games before Sunday. Louisville (26-3) continued its stellar defensive play, holding Oregon (15-9) to 14 points in the first half, including six in the second quarter. The Ducks had struggled heading into the NCAA Tournament, dropping five of six before getting to Texas. Louisville didn't light it up early this time, either, but managed a 10-8 lead after the opening quarter.
What To Watch: Michigan seeks to keep Big Ten alive in NCAAs
4 seed Florida State (18-6) vs. No. 1 seed Michigan (22-4), East Region semifinal, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. Michigan has withstood an injury to second-leading scorer Isaiah Livers to become the last team remaining from the Big Ten’s nine NCAA Tournament selections. Florida State has allowed its first two NCAA Tournament foes to shoot just 33.6% and average 53.5 points. Michigan is averaging 84 points in the NCAA Tournament.
Texas Roadhouse CEO dies amid ‘unbearable’ post-COVID-19 symptoms, family says
Kent Taylor, the CEO and founder of the popular restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse, died on Thursday by suicide after going through “unbearable” COVID-19 symptoms, according to his family. Texas Roadhouse confirmed his death in a Facebook post, saying “We will miss you, Kent. Because of you and your dream of Texas Roadhouse, we get to say we [love] our jobs every day.”We will miss you, Kent. Because of you and your dream of Texas Roadhouse, we get to say we ❤ our jobs every day. Based out of Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse has over 600 restaurants in 49 states.
Man who killed 2 at supermarket pleads guilty to hate crimes
(Scott Utterback/Courier Journal via AP, Pool, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky man serving a life sentence in prison for fatally shooting two shoppers at a grocery store has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes. Gregory A. Bush, 53, pleaded guilty to the hate crime charges Thursday in Louisville. In December, Bush pleaded guilty but mentally ill in state court to two counts of murder. Bush also pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole on the new charges.