Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal

Kala Kachmar

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Kala:

Judge grants mistrial in case of accused cannibal Joseph Oberhansley

A Clark County judge decided to grant a mistrial in the cannibal murder case. → Read More

Prosecutor: Cannibalism victim was butchered 'like you wouldn't kill a livestock animal'

The prosecution and defense both told the jury in opening statements that the details about Tammy Blanton's murder are gruesome. → Read More

Prosecutor: Cannibalism victim was butchered 'like you wouldn't kill a livestock animal'

Joseph Oberhansley, 38, is accused of killing his estranged girlfriend and eating parts of her brain and organs in 2014. → Read More

Violent crime raid leads to 57 arrests, 13 guns seized in Louisville, authorities say

Local and federal law enforcement agencies arrested 57 people in a two-week span of raids to combat violent crime in Louisville. → Read More

Federal investigator says there will be no quick answers for Lincoln County gas explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation with help from the Hazardous Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. → Read More

Mothers losing sons. Sons losing fathers. Are gangs behind recent Louisville shootings?

The FBI says Louisville's rash of shooting homicides are related to gang activity and that innocent bystanders are becoming victims. → Read More

Rash of Louisville shootings likely committed by kids in stolen vehicles, police say

Police say a rash of recent shootings this June are likely being committed by underage teenagers. → Read More

You won't need a permit for concealed carry soon. What that means for gun-loving Kentucky

On June 27, Kentucky will no longer require a permit to carry a concealed firearm. → Read More

NJ weather: Thunderstorms to bring large hail, damaging winds

Thunderstorms with damaging wind and large hail are expected Thursday. → Read More

Cops tried to provoke violence with profanity-laced traffic stop, lawsuit says

Two Atlantic City Police officers with disciplinary histories are being sued by men who claim their civil rights were violated during a traffic stop. → Read More

NJ cop at traffic stop: 'I'm going to knock you the f*** out'

Two Atlantic City Police officers with disciplinary histories are being sued by two men who claim the officers violated their civil rights at a traffic stop. → Read More

Neptune man broke into Ocean Grove pizzeria, cops say

A Neptune man was charged in connection to a burglary and theft at Osteria Procaccini in Ocean Grove. → Read More

Brick schools locked down near police activity

Brick Township High School and Warren H. Wolf Elementary were locked down Friday morning. → Read More

Elizabeth Police director used derogatory slurs; county takes over internal affairs: NJ AG

A two-month internal affairs investigation into Elizabeth's police director found that he, for years, used racial and misogynistic slurs to describe his staff. → Read More

Mom files $1 million lawsuit after brain-eating amoeba at Texas water park kills son

A woman has filed a lawsuit months after her son was killed by a brain-eating amoeba contracted at a Texas water park. → Read More

Jackson industrial accident: OSHA confirms investigation

OSHA is investigating an industrial accident that occurred at Ralph Clayton and Sons LLC, which has a facility in Jackson. → Read More

NYC firefighter death: Jury finds victim's longtime friend guilty of murder

Colts Neck man convicted of murdering his longtime friend at LBI summer home → Read More

NYC firefighter death: Was LBI killing frantic defense or bloody murder?

An Ocean County jury has to decide whether a Colts Neck man who beat and stabbed his friend to death was self-defense. → Read More

NYC firefighter lamp-beating death on LBI: Murder or self-defense?

A Staten Island man was beaten to death in his Long Beach Island home in 2015. The accused killer claims self-defense. → Read More

New Jersey forest fire 100 percent contained, crews still monitoring fire

Fire officials say the fire, which began over the weekend, in Penn State Forest is 100 percent contained. There was no injuries or property damage. → Read More