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.
LMPD detectives went 'straight into dad mode' to shield kids from murder scene
Children left alone for hours in home with murdered parents
LMPD’s homicide detectives are staying tight-lipped about a possible motive for the triple shooting Thursday in Pleasure Ridge Park.
Officers discovered the bodies Friday evening after a concerned relative came to the house on Venango Drive to check on the family.
Baby can't wait! Mom gives birth on Gene Snyder Freeway
A Louisville couple is celebrating a newborn baby girl who said, I'm not waiting to get to the hospital, I'm coming right now!
A local couple is celebrating the birth of a baby girl that happened on the Gene Snyder Freeway.
According to mother Tiffany Lea Stanley, the baby was born at 2:54 a.m. on Jan. 15.
Are hate crimes underreported in Louisville? One man says 'yes'
Are hate crime underreported in Louisville?
The Louisville Metro Police Department is one of 26 law enforcement agencies across the country participating in a challenge to bring more attention to hate crime reports.
The Police Foundation, a non-profit out of Washington, D.C., said hate crimes are under-reported is asking the police departments to make their hate crime reports open to the public, in hopes that it will motivate others to report their own incidents.
'Only God can punish him,' family of slain child says of DUI killer
DUI killer sentenced to 25 years in prison
Juan Carlos Ortega-Santos, a man whose late night drunken ride through Jeffersontown lead to the deaths of two children, accepted a plea deal on manslaughter and other charges Thursday morning, just before his murder trial was scheduled to begin.
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Barry Willett sentenced Ortega-Santos to 25 years on the lesser charges which also included wanton endangerment and DUI.
E-town infant fighting for life, waiting for heart transplant
Baby in E-town needs a heart
An Elizabethtown infant is fighting for his life, in desperate need of a new heart.
Eli Alexander was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect before he was born. At 11-days-old he was put on the heart transplant list. He has been at Norton Children’s Heart Center since the day he was born.
Family hoping for answers 2 years after man's death on Manslick Road
Aaron Williams cold case
It's been two years since Aaron Williams was shot and killed.
His family held a memorial Saturday in his honor as they continue to search for answers as his murder now becomes a cold case.