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Twister Rips City [Video]

Do you remember where you were on January 3rd., 2000 at 4:10 p.m?

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FBI/FYI via YouTube
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The Summer of ’99: Remembering the Terror of The Railroad Killer [Video]

I remember the Summer of '99 vividly.  I was working in the News Department here at WBKR/WOMI and there was no bigger, or more terrifying news story, than that of Rafael Resendez-Ramirez, who was better known by the nickname "The Railroad Killer."  Resendez-Ramirez was among the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and was the subject of a nationwide manhunt that weaved in and out of Texas, Illinois and Kentucky.  And rumors were swirling that he was spotted in Owensboro.

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Win Mother’s Day Brunch Tickets

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 8th and the Owensboro Convention Center invites you to celebrate your Mom with a great brunch! It's the Third Annual Mother's Day Brunch and will feature a delicious brunch buffet. And, this week on the Midday Show with me, you can win tickets to the brunch!

The Mother's Day Brunch is Sunday, May 8th from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Some items on the menu include a waffle bar, buttermilk biscuits and country gravy, herb roasted pork loin, chicken fried chicken, assorted desserts and more! Why not let Mom rest on Mother's Day and leave the cooking up to the Convention Center? With a spread like that, it's hard not to check it out! 

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Zachary jennings via YouTube
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Two Awesome Videos of Owensboro’s Huge April 27th Storm [VIDEO]

You can always count on someone to be in the right place at the right time with a camera during a big storm.

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Auctioned Ben Hawes Rocket Slide Brings Back Great Memories

When I was a kid, my family picnicked a lot. We didn't live that far from Legion Park, so that was always an option. But so was Chatauqua or Moreland. But our favorite was Ben Hawes Park. Of course, then it was a state park.

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New Labels Help Consumers Pick Data Plans

On April 4, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled a new Consumer Broadband Label to help consumers when signing up for home and mobile data plans. Your BBB® would like to pass on this information to consumers.

The new labels resemble nutrition labels on food products, but instead of telling us about calories and carbs, they cover average speeds, data caps, and monthly fees, in plain language. The new label is designed to not overwhelm consumers with too much info.

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Residents In Two Area Counties Losing SNAP Benefits May 1

Residents in eight Kentucky counties will lose their food stamp benefits for not complying with federal work and training programs. Daviess and Henderson counties are among those listed.

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Jarrod Ratliff
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Sad, Lost Dog Looking For Her Home [PHOTOS]

A friend of mine found this sweet little dog yesterday and is having a harm time finding her home. They have tried posting pictures on Facebook and even had her checked for a microchip, but haven't had any luck yet. He says she is a really good dog that has been taken care of. They found her in the Owensboro Christian Church area and would love to help her reunite with her family.

If you have a minute or two, take a look at these pics and let's see if we can't help out!

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Tips on Hiring a Pest Control Company

There is no denying it, spring is officially here!  The trees are budding, flowers are blooming and yes, sigh, the grass needs mowing.  In my neck of the woods, it’s important to keep the grass at a reasonable height, because one never knows what might be lurking in tall grass...

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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Bob Evans Owensboro Shuttering Part of Nationwide Mass Closures [VIDEO]

This weekend, we all learned that Bob Evans on 54 was shutting down. And, once again, it was sudden. No warning.

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