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People who knew Louisville’s latest murder victim say he was no stranger to violence or crime. [WDRB]

Police officers and firefighters will get 2 percent annual raises under tentative five-year contracts to be submitted today for Louisville Metro Council approval. [C-J/AKN]

Feeling itchy? Terminix has released its annual list of top bed-bug infested cities and a Kentuckiana city has made the list. [WHAS11]

We reminded you yesterday that Rand Paul’s racism and history of hiring racists to work in his government office goes back quite a while. It’s something the Kentucky Democratic Republican Party has ignored. [Page One]

Louisville Metro Police are looking for the person who gunned down a 31-year-old Louisville man outside his home early Wednesday morning. [WLKY]

Uncertainty remains about which federal benefits married couples of the same sex can claim in Kentucky two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. [H-L]

There must be something crazy in the poison Louisville water these days. A Louisville man has been jailed after he attacked another man with a hammer. [WAVE3]

Restaurant giant Yum! Brands Inc. reported declines in revenue and profit during the second quarter, primarily as a result of continued challenges in its China division. [Business First]

It’s being called a last-ditch effort. The woman convicted of trying to extort Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has filed another motion, asking to be released from prison. [WKYT]

The University of Louisville’s pediatric services department plans to increase the number of children it serves by opening new medical offices at the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Centre in Germantown. [WFPL]

Students at Greater Clark County Schools will have their school day extended by 10 minutes this school year, but district officials still have to work out how teachers are affected by the move. [News & Tribune]