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LouisvilleKY’s 1st Division sees reduction in some crimes

Story from LouisvilleKY.gov… Louisville – New crime statistics reported by Louisville Metro Police’s 1st Division show a reduction in violent crime since the beginning of the year and over the last 16 months in several areas of the city. Since January 1st, Homicides are down 67% with 4 reported so far this year and Non-Fatal shootings are down 60% for all of the 1st Division. “I am very encouraged to see these crime numbers trending down,” says Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4). “This is welcome news for the people of District 4 and it shows the hard work of officers…


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A slightly bit of better news for LouisvilleKY’s crime rates

Louisville, Ky., – Louisville’s strategy for reducing violence in part by focusing on high-crime areas is showing progress, including a 13 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, 16 percent reduction in burglaries and 29 percent drop in robberies in those communities. Speaking today to Metro Council, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad also cited a 49 percent increase in arrests over the past three months in the neighborhoods where violent crime has been highest, as well as a 50 percent increase in citations issued; and 58 percent increase in self-initiated police activity. He also noted that police have confiscated 207 guns…


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The Price of Murdering Your Own Baby

  Louisville Woman, Jessica Price,  accused of birthing her baby in the restroom of a Kohl’s department store and disposing of the child in a garbage can was placed under house arrest until her trial. Judge Olu Stevens, a well known Judge in Louisville, granted the bond reduction. Stevens said he allowed the motion because Price is indigent and has no prior criminal history. Price is now under home incarceration and she will ironically serve it at her parent’s home in Shepherdsville. Judge Stevens also ordered Price to stay away from children, as well as take her prescribed medication and…


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B is for Burglar

Did you hear that Larry Bisig, resident of Bonnycastle, is starting an email and text messaging service in an effort to ‘disseminate information about public safety in the area?’ He says that it is prompted by  a recent increase in burglaries in this Louisville area and that he needs other residents to join him to be successful. He’s also distributing stickers that have the letter “B” on them — for ‘Bonnycastle’ (or Bisig!) but really anyone in the Highlands area is welcome to have them, he said. The idea is that  residents and vendors put them on their cars….and here is…


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Tonight’s Lead Story — Misery All Over

I have a routine of DVR’ing the late-night newscasts of local stations, fulfilling my media critic mission to compare how stations handle the day’s stories. Honestly, I usually don’t watch them, but I did today. And I can see why people get sick of the news, and how it can be kind of depressing. Especially as I write this on a gloomy, rainy day. All of our local TV stations covered mostly the same stuff last night, all crime-related. And all the crime stories have to do with people having problems with their relationships, aided by drinking and drugs. The…