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Louisville pays $1.6 million for police chase that killed four boys

Nine years after Louisville Metro Police chased a stolen car that crashed into a tree, killing four boys inside who didn’t know the vehicle was stolen, the city has agreed to pay $1.6 million to their families, who claimed that the pursuit was dangerous and violated department rules. The boys were returning home from a field trip sponsored by Youth Alive and had been told to get into the car because the anti-crime group’s van was full. The driver, who was 16 and had a criminal record, had stolen the car two weeks earlier.

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Homeless man wakes up on air mattress in flooded Cumberland River

A homeless Williamsburg man, living in a tent beside the Cumberland River, got a rude awakening Sunday morning when rising waters floated his tent downstream in the river. Jerry Shadoan, who said it was the craziest thing that has ever happened to him, said he didn’t realize at first that he was in the river. When he did, he called 911 from his cellphone.

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