The good guys?: A New York Times reporter travelled all the way to Louisville to interview several Humana employees, getting their response to being characterized as “villains” in the health care debate. Not surprisingly, the employees chosen (presumably by HR) are happy with health care as is. As for the demonization of the health insurance industry, one worker proclaims, “We are human beings, too.”
Armed (and dangerous) robbery: Police still are searching for one of two suspects wanted in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting at Waterfront Park. Police say a woman was sitting on a bench before starting a bartending shift at Waterfront Wednesday when two young men attempted to rob her. One of the men shot her and the pair fled; the woman was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Officers later found 18-year-old Joshua K. Boy hiding underneath some steps outside an East Jefferson Street house in Butchertown.
Wrecked: A Louisville EMS driver charged with murder in connection with a fatal on-the-job wreck had apparently taken methadone prior to her shift, according to court records. The Courier-Journal reports that Tammy Renee Brewer told police she thought she saw a teenager run out in front of the ambulance, causing her to swerve and ultimately crash, killing the patient in the back. Witnesses say there was no one in the path of the ambulance. A Kentucky State Police lab test revealed Brewer had a “therapeutic” level of methadone in her system at the time.
18 years of hell: After spending nearly two decades in captivity, Jaycee Lee Dugard is free. She was 11 years old when she was kidnapped on her way to school in northern California. Since then, her alleged kidnapper — Phillip Craig Garrido — has reportedly kept her locked in a shed in back of the home he shared with his wife (she also has been arrested). During that time, police say Garrido fathered two children with his victim. Now, Dugard and her two kids are home with her family.