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Josh Merritt Performs Warren Zevon’s “Mutineer” Live on WBKR [VIDEO]

Unless your memory is TOO short, you'll remember that The Josh Merritt Band won the Battle for the Big O this summer and opened the Big O Music Fest.

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I Tried To Get Off The Floor While Wearing The OPD’s 90lb Bomb Squad Suit… It Didn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Last night, at the Citizens Academy with the Owensboro Police Department, was Hazardous Devices Unit night.... aka,The Bomb Squad. Officer Flory and Officer Alsip spoke with our class about all of their training, job duties and even showed off different types of (non-active) explosives and gear. Being the closet nerd that I am, I found it really fascinating.

The amount of knowledge that they must acquire is crazy impressive. And that suit... y'all, that beast weighs 90 pounds! So, naturally, I put the suit on and tried to get up from laying on the floor. How did it go? Not great, haha! Take a look...

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The 10,000 Pound Challenge Wraps-Up Saturday!

Ross Medical Education Center presents the 10,000 Pound Challenge! They challenge all local businesses and families to donate pet products and food for the Owensboro Humane Society.

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Dave Discovers a Match-Lighting Laser Pointer at the Owensboro Flea Market [VIDEO]

There's lots to discover at the Owensboro Flea Market. It absolutely runs the gamut. But one discovery, in particular, fascinated me enough to whip out the camera.

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Dave’s Owensboro Bucket List: Windy Hollow and the ‘Whoopdee’ [VIDEO]

When I was a kid, my family ate at Windy Hollow Restaurant a lot. That's back when it was open seven days a week and it was up on the ridge.

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‘Voices of Elmwood’ Tours Begin Thursday [VIDEO]

Have you ever wanted to walk in shoes of the past? Do you love history? Then look no further than the fifth annual "Voices of Elmwood" at Elmwood Cemetery presented by the Daviess County Public Library and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History.

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WBKR Visits The Daniel Pitino Shelter [VIDEO]

WBKR visited The Daniel Pitino Shelter Tuesday, kicking off our "It's Time" community service campaign and I think I can speak for everyone when I say, we left feeling extremely blessed and thankful. We had the pleasure of serving lunch to 175 people and a much better understanding of what the Pitino Shelter really offers this community.

Take a look as James and I discuss the shelter.

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First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in U.S. Has Occurred in Dallas [VIDEO]

They say you don't mess with Texas. Well, now, Texas is going to have to mess with the Ebola virus as Dallas is now playing host to the first diagnosed case of the potentially deadly virus in the United States.

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How to Make a Scarecrow + Great Fall Decoration Bargains in Owensboro

For inspiration go online and search for fall scenes using words like, Fall Yard Display with pumpkins and mums. If you love Pinterest, like I do that is a great source of ideas, as well. - Jackie McCarthy

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Here At WBKR, We Think “It’s Time” To Help

How many times do you see a fundraiser, non-profit organization or someone in need and think... "Someone should help them"? Well, here at WBKR, we think "It's Time" for us to help... All of us. We have such an amazing Tri-State community and we know that you can and will help out good causes right here. We will be focusing on several non-profits and local businesses thru the year and we'll be asking for YOUR help. We could be cleaning up a cemetery or running a blood drive, you just never know, but we will helping.

Our first project with It's Timeis Tuesd

ay, September 30th and we'll be serving lunch at the Daniel Pitino Shelter. Now, here's where YOUR help comes in...

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Zombie Zumba “Thriller” [VIDEO]

We had a BLAST at the Hines Center Friday night for Zombie Zumba! If you weren't there, you missed it! Everyone looked awesome in their zombie get-ups and the Zumba was kickin'! (Pun intended, ha!)

As promised, our instructor, Jessica Fleischmann, taught us the Zumba "Thriller" dance! Check out our video and let us know what you think!

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Dave Spencer’s Owensboro Bucket List: JD’s Restaurant [VIDEO]

My previous stop--at the Island Dairy Freeze--was categorized as part of the "Tri-State Bucket List." I've narrowed it down here to the Owensboro Bucket List and an entry everyone must check off, at some point.

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