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The Proffitt Report | Commentary on drive-by shooting at bus stop

Doug Proffitt shares his thoughts on the strength of the mother of Tyree Smith, who was killed in a shooting at a bus stop and gun violence in Louisville. → Read More

Ken Burns' Muhammad Ali documentary features rare footage from WHAS11 archives

While working on his new four-part documentary about Muhammad Ali, director Ken Burns stopped by the WHAS11 archives seeking out rarely seen footage. → Read More

'It's a powerful thing to see': Police chaplain on deputy's funeral

Police chaplain Greg Gitschier said the public support for fallen Deputy Shirley and his family has been amazing. → Read More

Melannaire Marketplace returns to 4th Street Live for Juneteenth

Officials say the Melannaire Marketplace is returning with 50 vendors, entertainment and food just in time for the holiday. → Read More

Tucano to take flight during Thunder Over Louisville in honor of pilot Lee Leet

A Tucano plane will take flight during Thunder Over Louisville in honor of pilot Lee Leet, according to his wife Angela Leet. → Read More

Red lightning? A sneak peek into Thunder Over Louisville's fireworks show

All Thunder Over Louisville events will be streamed exclusively on WHAS11 and April 17. → Read More

A year later, one of Louisville's first COVID-19 patients continues to fund research into the virus

The unknowns behind the Louisville philanthropist's diagnosis caused her to launch the Co-Immunity Project through her Envirome Institute initiative with UofL. → Read More

Lynn Stone dies, led Churchill Downs during 3 Triple Crown years

Stone died in Lexington on February 22 at the age of 95. → Read More

Son of LMPD detective killed in 2018 crash to receive nearly $14M settlement against MSD, ex-driver

Detective Deidre Mengedoht's son will receive the settlement nearly three years after his mom was killed while conducting a traffic stop on I-64. → Read More

Louisville Slugger Museum employee still swinging with time 73 years later

Lina Hess became a trailblazer in the male dominated sport – spending 73 years with one company. → Read More

Pizza restaurant to open in Butchertown Pizza Hall space

Investor Jon Leslie and long-time Butchertown business owner Andy Blieden are behind the move to reinvest despite many Louisville businesses closing. → Read More

New taproom planned for the Highlands

The North Carolina-based taproom will call the Highlands home this summer. → Read More

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in Highlands closes after two years

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint on Barret Avenue is closing it's doors due to lost sales since the coronavirus pandemic began. → Read More

Proffitt Report: How secure is our democracy now? 'People make choices and we must learn to live with them together'

You can decide if actions like those seen today end here and now. → Read More

Proffitt Report: Aviation legend Chuck Yeager remembered for his flight at southern Indiana air show

In archival footage, WHAS11's Doug Proffitt remembers Yeager's visit to a southern Indiana airshow in 1993. → Read More

Louisville mayor responds to Tucker Carlson's criticism

On Tuesday, Fox News' Tucker Carlson went after Fischer after he declared racism a public health crisis in Louisville. → Read More

Popular Christmas tree stand returns to Waterfront Park

The prices are up about 10% because of a tree shortage this year. → Read More

'They see Bernheim as a safe place.' Rare golden eagles make yearly journey to Bernheim

Athena, the golden eagle, returned to Bernheim Forest on November 8. She flew 1,500 miles from Canada, a trip she and her partner, Harper, have been doing for years. → Read More

West Sixth to open NuLu brewery and taproom next week

The location will be inside NuLu Marketplace, where Emmy Squared Pizza recently opened its first Louisville location. → Read More

3 controversial Louisville statues remain in storage after moved from public view

For the first time, we're seeing the statues in their storage space after being whisked off their pedestals. → Read More