Sunday Read: WHAS11's best stories this week
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Author: WHAS Staff
Published: 9:52 AM EST January 7, 2018
Updated: 5:54 AM EDT April 15, 2018
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- This week, WHAS11 covered many important stories, but we have compiled a list of our top stories of the week. These are stories that sparked change, made us think, warmed our hearts and taught us about our community. We hope you enjoy our best stories of this week.

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Sunday Read: WHAS11's best stories this week

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Chapter 1

LMPD identifies officers who shot, killed man in PRP Sunday

The Louisville Metro Police Department said two officers fired their weapons while responding to a call on Sunday, April 8.

The call LMPD responded to turned deadly when a man, who was identified as Russell Bowman, was shot and killed in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood. Devin Dawes and Matthew Aden were identified as the officers who fired their weapons.

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Chapter 2

A closer look at use of force procedures by police

We showed Greg Gitschier the body camera video released by Louisville Metro Police of the deadly LMPD shooting of a man in PRP Sunday night.

The two officers who shot and killed Russell Bowman were recording their exchange with Bowman, telling him to drop what they say was a screwdriver in his hand.

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Chapter 3

Meade County community rallies for teachers, public education

It was a show of school spirit at a rally held at Meade County High School Wednesday afternoon, drumming up the crowd of several hundred in attendance not to support a sports team but rather the team of educators leading classrooms of students in Kentucky every day.

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Chapter 4

Who wants to be a teacher in Kentucky?

For years now, Taylor Young has walked the campus of the University of Louisville. Now just weeks away from graduation she says she is ready to begin her dream career as an educator.

“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I remember when I was in 7th grade I was a part of the Future Educators Association,” says Young.

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Chapter 5

Kentucky governor 'guarantees' children sexually assaulted, poisoned due to school closures

After a long day of teacher rallies across Kentucky, WHAS11 was able to speak with the governor to hear his opinion on the demonstrations.

Governor Bevin voiced his frustrations for what he believes is a disregard for what is best for children.

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Chapter 6

Volunteers track down graffiti for census

Graffiti is a growing problem in Louisville with more than 150,000 cases believed to be plaguing the city.

On April 14, volunteers spent the afternoon trying to find where graffiti vandals have made their mark. They found graffiti everywhere from posts to walls to signs –anywhere a vandal can find a somewhat blank canvas.

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