Paula Vasan, WHAS11 News

Paula Vasan

WHAS11 News

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Paula:

Sexual assault survivor says Louisville hospital 'failed' her, cost her justice

One survivor said a Louisville hospital "failed her" when they didn't give her quick access to what's considered to be the most important piece of forensic evidence. → Read More

FOCUS: Louisville wastewater used for early detection of COVID-19 in community

For more than a year, we've been probing into how wastewater has been used to track the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Innocent behind bars | How the Kentucky Innocence Project works to prevent wrongful convictions

Kentucky Innocence Project is working to prevent wrongful convictions through education, with their annual Crime Scene Investigation exercise, also known as CSI Day. → Read More

Innocent behind bars | She went to prison at 16, now she's a pardoned, wrongfully convicted woman and Kentucky doesn't compensate

Johnetta Carr spent nearly four years behind bars and another nine years on parole and being monitored for good behavior. → Read More

'There is no way this lawsuit can hold on' | Attorney says Mayfield candle factory lawsuit has no chance in court

A Louisville attorney said he is doubtful a lawsuit against Mayfield Consumer Products will stand in court due to the way workplace incidents are investigated. → Read More

Mayfield candle factory employees file lawsuit against company after tornado destroys building, leaves 8 dead

The 10-page class-action lawsuit alleges the candle factory, owned by Mayfield Consumer Products, was indifferent to the safety of its employees. → Read More

'There's no basement in this building.' | Attorney looking to take legal action against Mayfield factory

In 2019, federal regulators found 12 violations and fined Mayfield Consumer Products more than $16K. Six of those violations were listed as “serious.” → Read More

Retired librarian says incident involving Western principal highlights growing violence issue in JCPS

A former staff member at Western High School said the lack of discipline at JCPS school is leading to a rise in violence among students. → Read More

'The verbal abuse is horrid': School bus driver for 20 years says students behavior could be driving the shortage

Across Kentucky, school officials have estimated we need more than 1,500 bus drivers. → Read More

Hope in sight for Louisville man evicted while in hospital

FOCUS explains what progress has taken place just one day after our investigation aired. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, there is a Christmas tree shortage this year, here's why

So, we can verify that yes, there is a Christmas tree shortage this year. Whether you want a real or a fake tree, plan ahead as far as you can. → Read More

Unvaccinated COVID-19 patients put strain on hospitals

Gary Borland said getting into a hospital for surgery has been a challenge. Experts said hospital beds have been filled largely by people who aren’t vaccinated. → Read More

Fake COVID-19 cards sold online as more businesses require proof of vaccination

Across the country, officials are calling for a crackdown on fake COVID-19 vaccine cards being sold online. → Read More

How statewide bus driver shortages are affecting local school districts

Among Louisville’s biggest school districts, there are more than 1,100 job openings, according to recent data collected by the Kentucky Education Association. → Read More

Louisville therapist inspired by man's story offers free help

Therapist David Ianke said he’s received about 60% more calls for mental health counseling over the last year of the pandemic. → Read More

'It came in the nick of time': About 46,000 Louisville families to receive child tax credit

Thousands of families are getting some extra cash as a result of a new and expanded child tax credit. → Read More

Why are lawmakers trying to prevent transgender athletes from competing in women's sports?

A record number of anti-transgender bills relating to school sports were filed in 36 states in 2021. → Read More

Kentucky public schools sue over impact opioid crisis has on students

Public schools across Kentucky are banding together in a new lawsuit. They’re suing a major company over the opioid epidemic. → Read More

New study investigates possible long-term impact of tear gas

Tear gas is a type of chemical compound. It makes people temporarily unable to function, causing intense irritation to the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs and skin. → Read More

Kentucky tax preparer refusing business to LGBTQ couples

He claims he is the victim of discrimination. LGBTQ advocates, meanwhile, call his actions discriminatory. → Read More