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Assistant federal prosecutor in Louisville charged with assault

By Brooke Katz

Terry Cushing is charged with 4th degree assault. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An assistant U.S. attorney is now facing domestic violence charges. Terry M. Cushing is charged with 4th degree assault with no visible injury. According to the police report Sunday night, Cushing and his wife Amy ...

Raptor Rehab to release 3 bald eagles back into the wild

By Brooke Katz

(WHAS11) -- In the 25 years Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky has been around, they've never had so many bald eagles at one time. Currently they are taking care of four bald eagles brought in from around the state. One of them was found in Louisville at the Ford Motor Plant on Fern Valley Road. ...

Madison, Ind. Boy Scout saves his mom, firefighters honor him

By Brooke Katz

Madison, Ind. Boy Scout saves his mom, firefighters honor him MADISON, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Brendan Stucker is just 11-years-old, but he’s already a hero to his family and his community. “He’s everything you can ask for in a child,” his mother Christie Stucker said. She was at his Boy Scout meeting ...

Photos: Summer fun at the Waterfront splash park

By Brooke Katz

(WHAS11) -- Summer has begun, and it’s off to a hot start. With temperatures soaring above 90 degrees it’s important to use caution when working or playing outdoors. Kids and adults found ways to cool off at the splash park at Waterfront Park, but cooling down your body is only one way to stay ...

GE 'Freshpedition' ad campaign features Louisville farmer

By Brooke Katz

(WHAS11) -- This month, GE kicked off “Freshpedition,” a web series where they put one of their new French door refrigerators to the test. Shot like reality television, the commercial and webisodes follow a GE French door refrigerator and generator tethered to a pickup truck on a road trip from ...

Annual Back Pack Angel Program kicks off in Shively

By Brooke Katz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The eighth annual Back Pack Angel Program kicked off Tuesday as part of the grand opening of Shively Spine Chiropractic & Injury Rehab. Get out and enjoy a cookout, drinks and door prizes - all while supporting a good cause. If you do attend the event, be sure to ...

Humane Society, Metro Animal Services offering cat adoption specials

By Brooke Katz

(WHAS11) -- The Kentucky Humane Society is hoping to find forever homes for several cats and kittens, by offering specials as a part of national Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat month. Several adoptable cats have been living at the shelter for more than 100 days, and those cats will be 100 percent free for ...

2 new businesses bring more than 60 jobs to Louisville

By Brooke Katz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two new businesses are investing in Louisville and bringing several new jobs with them. Mayor Greg Fischer announced Preston Farms Popcorn and The Curehouse will begin operations in Louisville, creating a total of 61 jobs and investing more than $5.3 million in the ...

Movie to feature Southern Indiana little leaguers

By Brooke Katz

BORDEN, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Some little league players in Borden are getting their shot at fame with a movie being partially filmed at the community park. The kids are playing baseball as extras in the movie "Jackson’s Run" - the story of a reckless troubled teen who rejects faith and his church ...

Name brand vs. store brand: Is it cheaper, can you tell the difference?

By Brooke Katz

Name brand vs. store brand: Is it cheaper, can you tell the difference? LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As summer approaches the occasional cookout, barbecue, picnic and family reunion comes along with the warm weather. Preparing food for these events can sometimes be costly, especially when it ...

JCPS announces initiative to extend learning beyond classroom

By Brooke Katz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- JCPS unveiled a new multi-faceted community partnership Wednesday. Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens introduced the "Every 1 Learns" initiative at the Louisville Central Community Center. Every 1 Learns is meant to extend learning beyond the classroom. Part of the ...

Women for Habitat build home in Portland for single dad

By Brooke Katz

(WHAS11) -- Wielding hammers and power tools, a group of women are building a home for a single dad. “My little girl will be happier than I will,” said Mark Neal, who will live in the home with his three-year-old daughter and 20-year-old son. Neal is working with Habitat for Humanity to build ...

New GPS tracking device helps find wandering or lost pets

By Brooke Katz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- For many people pets are a part of the family, but furry friends can sometimes have a nose for trouble. New tracking technology can help you keep your pets safe. The Garmin GTU 10 tracker is a GPS device that works on AT&T’s network. Attach the device, about the size ...

Crusade for Children starts this weekend

By Brooke Katz

WHAS Crusade for Children: How do they choose who get funds? add to reading list LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Final preparations are underway for the WHAS Crusade for Children. “The magic to me is the fact that it covers racial, ethnic, religious, every kind of social barrier,” said Dawn Lee...

Western High Schools students celebrate more than just graduation

By Brooke Katz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- High school seniors are preparing for the next chapter of their lives as they walk in graduations to receive their diplomas. For the seniors at staff at Western High School here in Louisville, it’s even more of an accomplishment. Principal David Mike has had his work ...

The gift of life is the hardest to find in the summer months

By Brooke Katz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - The summer is one of the hardest times of the year to get more people to donate blood. Tuesday the Red Cross is holding a blood drive and giving those who donate something back in return! LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - The summer is one of the ...

Olympic dreams come true for one Louisville woman

By Brooke Katz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - A young woman living in Louisville is training hard to make her Olympic dreams come true. Oksana Masters, 22, has been training to reach her goal for six years now. She’s been rowing since 2002 and after competing in Serbia this month, she’s now qualified to compete ...

Food trucks invade Downtown Louisville, a new wave of small business

By Brooke Katz

Food trucks invade Downtown Louisville, a new wave of small business LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Food trucks lined Jefferson Street in front of Metro Hall Tuesday as part of a monthly food truck roundup. The trucks are part of a trend that's taking off nationwide, and one man, who has been ...

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