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Owensboro Police Reporting Several Fireworks-Related Felony Charges on July 5th

The Owensboro Police Department was very busy on opposite ends of Tuesday, July 5th, responding to calls for service at Kendall Perkins Park at 12:39AM and11:25PM that day.

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Skanska to Build Academic Medical Center for $41 Million

Skanska has signed a contract with Evansville HealthRealty for the construction of its new Multi-Institutional Academic Health Science and Research Center.

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Local Beauty Queen Wins Scholarships at Miss Kentucky Pageant

Katie Bouchard had a big goal for her first year in the Miss Kentucky Pageant.  She was gunning for the Top 10.  And while she may have fallen just short of that personal goal Saturday night in Lexington, the former Miss Daviess County and reigning Belle of Louisville had a very successful run.  She won six different scholarships!

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Malco Cinema 16 Announces Terrific Tuesday Ticket Prices

When I was a kid, the Malco used to designate Tuesday nights at Bargain Night.  Do you all remember that?  My family and I used to go all the time.  I remember seeing Popeye, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, and Scanners (don't ask) on Bargain Nights!  LOL!  Well, guess what.  The Malco has a brand new money-saving version of Bargain Night!  Tuesdays are now Terrific Tuesdays and bargain prices are in effect for matinees and nighttime showings!

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Marvin’s Fireworks Refurbishes Dizzy Dave’s Rocket [Photo]

Who remembers Dizzy Dave's on Triplett Street in Owensboro?  Okay, who remembers the big yellow rocket the store used to display?  That rocket, after decades, has found a brand new home.  It's ready for launch now at Marvin's Fireworks in Rockport.  LOOK!

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Diamond Lake Fireworks Will Be Rescheduled

It's beginning to look like the only fireworks we'll be seeing this evening are of the lightning from the sky kind. Diamond Lake Campground and Resort has postponed their fireworks show originally scheduled for Sunday night. 

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Somebody Stole Something from Me I Didn’t Think You Could Steal

It's really amazing to me HOW people can be dishonest. I'm no longer surprised THAT people are dishonest. But something happened not too long ago I really didn't see coming.

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The U.S. Bank Community Possible Relay Bus Visits Owensboro [Video]

The journey began in San Diego.  And, yesterday, that journey brought the U.S. Bank Community Possible Relay Bus rolled into Owensboro.  And we got to take a tour of the bus and get a behind-the-scenes look at the 12,000-mile mission.

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Gabes Tower to Become a Best Western Premier

I can honestly tell you that every single time I see Gabes Tower, I have to wonder what's to become of it. I've been at a total loss. (Good thing it's not UP to me, right?)

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Owensboro-Daviess Co. Ranked 35th In The Nation As Best Area For K-12 Teachers To Live And Work

The national website Good Call ranked the 100 Best Areas for K-12 Teachers to Live and Work and Owensboro-Daviess Co. is ranked 35th in the nation and they are ranked 2nd best in Kentucky.

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Local Beauty Queen Named Finalist for Heather French Henry Award

Katie Bouchard's week at Miss Kentucky got off to an impressive start.  Yesterday, she was named one of five finalists for a huge scholarship and award.

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Dave Spencer’s Nostalgic Trip to Daviess County Fish & Game for a Rocket Slide Ride [VIDEO]

Two huge memories from my childhood involve swimming and picnicking at Daviess County Fish & Game AND picnicking at Ben Hawes Park, where we'd make a beeline for the rocket slide when we got there.

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