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Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head To Support Her BFF [VIDEO]

BFF (best friends forever) sure does have a different meaning as a grown-up than in grade-school. It's not just matching heart-shaped necklaces and playground secrets. It's not catching a late-night movie or the latest shoe sale. As an adult, it can be difficult to find friends that genuinly stick by your side through the really tough times in life. Imagine having a friend that would shave her head and fight right alongside of you in the toughest battle of your life. Well, that's just what country girl Kellie Pickler did.

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Mosquitos are seen inside a trap on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California.  Reports of mosquitoes with West Nile virus are increasing across the country and several people have been confirmed to be infected by the potentially dangerous disease.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mosquitos are seen inside a trap on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California. Reports of mosquitoes with West Nile virus are increasing across the country and several people have been confirmed to be infected by the potentially dangerous disease. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Evansville Resident Dies of West Nile Virus

Indiana health officials confirm an Evansville resident is the latest victim of the West Nile Virus. 

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Relaxation Expert Works Chad’s Nerves…in a Good Way [VIDEO]

His name is Michael Beasley. And we here at WBKR are huge fans. Mike has helped us all relax in a most unusual way. Of course, to Mike, there's nothing unusual about it.

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Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Thru Thursday

After a very nice weekend of weather, we step back in the sauna with a heat index near 105 every afternoon and overnight lows only in the mid 70s - creating dangerous heat conditions. Take care of yourself if you have to work outside and don't forget about your outside pets

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What’s the Hardest Thing You Ever Had to Give-Up?

Let me start by saying this is one of the hardest things I've ever tried to do -  I've been a smokeless tobacco chewer for 20 plus years. I recently got strep throat and it kind of scared me into thinking it could be something worse one of these days - like throat cancer!

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A Sunscreen Ban in This Heat Would Be Foolish and Dangerous

I read, with great interest, the story of the two Tacoma, Washington students who were sunburned during outdoor school activities because the school has a ban on applying sunscreen. I also read this piece with great horror and aggravation.

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Flickr, Lee Cannon
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BURN BAN Issued For Hancock County

Per the Hancock County Mayor's Office...

Due to the extremely dry conditions, Hancock County is currently under a burn ban. This ban includes personal fireworks.

This burn ban is in effect until further notice

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Red Cross Cooling Stations Open in Owensboro and Henderson Starting Wednesday

Record high temperatures (105 degrees) and heat indices (110+) are heading for the Tri-state this week and the Evansville Chapter of the American Red Cross isn't taking any chances. To help beat the heat cooling stations across the tri-state will be open starting Wednesday.

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Daviess County NOT Currently Under Burn Ban, But Issues Caution

Daviess County, KY is NOT currently under a burn ban, however they are constantly monitoring this situation with the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

Please make note of these suggestions:

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Students Biking Across The Country Make Stop In Owensboro

A few months ago we told you about a group of students from Western Kentucky University, Bike 4 Alz, planning to bike across the country in hopes of raising $175,000 for Alzheimer's research. Well, theyare about 1,000 miles into their journey and made a stop here in Owensboro.

They stopped by the studio this afternoon and I really enjoyed their visit. They are SO much fun and I hope that they not only meet, but exceed their goal!

They will be making several appearances in town today and tomorrow starting with Friday After Five tonight downtown. They even have two hometown boys on the team.  

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Local Blood Center In Critical Need For Donations

The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center has an immediate need of type A Negative blood donations.  Currently they have a high demand for the blood type and existing supplies are diminishing quickly

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Dave’s Workout After-Effects Kick In [VIDEO]

After Monday's workout with Corey Gant at the Y, I was feeling terrific. I always do after a workout. It's just that I hadn't worked out like that in a few years. Well, yesterday and today, I've been reminded what it's like when you get back into a workout routine, especially one like that.

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