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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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Miss America Meets Real Controversy In Allegations Of Past Hazing Incidents

Miss America Kira Kazantsev is back on the hot seat for something much more serious than her relatively simple talent and her surprise victory at this year's pageant.

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Children of the 90′s… Surge Is Back! [VIDEO]

Fellow children of the 90's, prepare yourself for this excitement... Surge is back! Yep, the make you bounce off the walls and stay up all night, delicious coke is back! (I'm Southern, therefore every "cola" is called coke. If I wanted an actual Coke, I'd capitalize it... see what I did there?)

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Wait A Second… U2 Gave 500 Million Albums To Apple Customers For Free?!?

So, I noticed while driving back from Nashville last night that a random U2 song came up when my phone was shuffling thru my songs. Now, I'll be honest, I was still trying to figure out what the heck happened to my Titans, so I didn't pay it much attention. Turns out, I have the entire new album on my phone... for FREE! Yep, 500 million of us Apple customers got Songs of Innocence for free!

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Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes Speak at Red, White and Blue Picnic [Video]

The Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce wrangled two huge names to headline it's annual Red, White and Blue Picnic.  And yesterday, on the lawn of the Daviess County Courthouse, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes took the podium and presented their "stump speeches." And, in doing so, continued to wage one of the most hotly contested and covered national races.  Check out video of their speeches here!

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UPDATE: Connections Between Missing Women in Tristate? [Photos]

Connections?  Are there connections between the handful of women who are reported missing in the tristate?  That's the question that the experts have been asking all week.  That's the question that people like me are asking.  And that's precisely why I have spent the week pouring over the details, police reports, news accounts and Facebook feeds of the tristate women who have vanished, without a trace, over the last four years. Yesterday, I posted a blog in which I tried to connect the dots between these women.  And, apparently, I am not the only person paying to attention to those dots.  I have received many emails and messages about my article from folks and observers just as concerned, bewildered and intrigued as I am.  And some responders have provided me with additional information that adds to the storylines.  For instance, there is another missing woman who truly fits the alleged victim profile and there are details in some of the other cases that give them even stronger connections to their missing counterparts.   

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Possible Connections Between Missing Women in Tristate [Photos]

Women are missing.  Rumors are flying.  And people in the tristate, particularly women, are scared.  When Kristy Kelley of Boonville was reported missing Friday, August 15th, it seemed, at first, an isolated incident.  However, as more and more reports surface we are now becoming aware that there are several women missing from Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois and it seems, just maybe, there are common threads between them.  Is it possible that the tristate is home to some sort of serial abductor?  Do these women truly share common traits and were they chosen targets of some thief in the night?  I have spent the last couple of nights combing through police reports, news accounts and Facebook sites dedicated to each woman and I have found what I consider to be some disturbing similarities.

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Chad And Jaclyn’s Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]

We've all seen the videos by now... millions of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads, participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge. I'm sure that some of you have too. ALS is a nasty disease. If you've never been affected by it, consider yourself lucky. My friend Amy's Dad passed away from ALS and she challenged Chad and myself to help spread awareness about ALS. Without blinking, I accepted for both of us naturally, ha!

So, without further ado... this one's for you Larry!

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An Open, Honest Discussion About Depression And Suicide [VIDEO]

With the recent of suicide of Robin Williams,  there has been a lot of talk about depression. Sometimes, when something like this happens, it's hard to know, as a broadcaster, how to address it on-air. Instead of talking about Mr. Williams wonderful career, which he undoubtedly had, we chose to go a different direction. The responsible thing to do was to deal with the main issue here... depression.

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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Is THURSDAY!

2014 is the 30th year that Dairy Queen has partnered with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! That's worth a blizzard right there, am I right?!? Thursday, August 14th is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen and you can snack on a delicious treat and make a difference in the lives of children.

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Owensboro Company at the Forefront of Ebola Treatment

The Ebola virus is one of the world's deadliest. It creates an especially aggressive form of hemorrhagic fever which, in the worst cases, will send a patient into shock before death, after bleeding internally and externally.

But an Owensboro company may have an answer.

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A Marine Surprises His Sister Just In Time For Her Wedding [VIDEO]

If you're like me, than you can't get enough of the videos that show us the surprise homecomings of the men and women who serve our country. It just makes my heart happy, seeing all those tears of joy.

I came across this video of an unsuspecting sister, taking her bridal photos on her wedding day. She had no clue that her brother, currently deployed with the Marines, had gotten a last-minute leave to make it just in time for her wedding.

Watch and melt...

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