Flash Flood “Emergency” Declared in Louisville

The National Weather Service declared a “flash flood emergency” for Louisville, Ky., early Sunday after more than 6 inches of rain fell as the result of multiple rounds of thunderstorms that began early Saturday afternoon. Here are some images of the floods from social media

The Weather Channel producer Shawn Reynolds passed along this photo of a home flooded in Louisville’s tony Highlands neighborhood:

Shawn Reynolds @WCL_Shawn

INCREDIBLE PIC: floodwater entering homes in Highlands area of Louisville (via @TWalkerRivals) | |

Jet Crashes On Approach To Birmingham, Ala. Airport

UPS operates a global fleet of more than 300 aircraft.

UPS operates a global fleet of more than 300 aircraft. (Alan Diaz/Associated Press)


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A large UPS cargo plane crashed early Wednesday near an airport in Birmingham, Ala.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told The Associated Press the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before dawn.

The plane was en route from Louisville, Ky., to Birmingham as UPS Flight 1354, Bergen said.

Toni Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham’s airport authority, said the cargo plane crashed near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Bast said the crash site is outside the airport’s perimeter fence and has not affected airport operations.

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Neither Bergen nor Bast had any information on injuries.

A photo from the news site al.com showed a plume of smoke rising from the site in an open field. Several fire trucks and other emergency vehicles were lined up on a narrow road nearby.

Representatives for Atlanta-based UPS could not immediately be reached Wednesday morning.

Man arrested on 8 charges after disorderly hospital visit

Austin Compton, 24

Austin Compton, 24

By Laurel Mallory,  http://www.wave3.com

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man visiting the hospital for treatment was arrested for masturbating in public, threatening those around him, vandalizing property and assaulting police officers.

On Saturday, July 27, around 2:30 a.m., Austin Compton, 24, was witnessed at University Hospital touching himself while telling an elderly patient being treated next to him, in explicit detail, he was going to rape her.

According to a police report, Compton threw his urine on a medical technician while threatening other staff members. He was also observed pulling a sink and medical equipment off the wall causing significant damage to hospital property.

When police attempted to arrest Compton, he resisted, kicking officers and biting one, breaking the skin. Once he was placed in the back of a police cruiser, officers said he kicked out the rear side window of the car. He remained hostile until being booked.

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4 Shot, 3 Dead in Kentucky Condominium Complex Shooting

Condo Shooting

Residents Kora Thompson, left, and Joey Hopper watch activity at the scene of the Lakeview Condominiums shooting in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Three people were shot to death and a fourth was seriously injured at a condominium building Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Matt Herp)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A domestic situation apparently prompted the midweek shooting at a condominium complex in an upscale Louisville neighborhood that claimed three lives and left a fourth person badly wounded, police said.


Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell identified the dead from the shooting Wednesday afternoon as a girl, a 38-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man. He didn’t release their names nor disclose a possible motive in the hours after the shooting.

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