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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via Rogersville Police Dept
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via Rogersville Police Dept
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Kentucky State Police Share a Tennessee Amber Alert About a Missing Girl *UPDATED*

The Kentucky State Police tweeted a request that we share information sent out in a Tennessee Amber Alert.

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John Sciulli, Getty Images for Budweiser
John Sciulli, Getty Images for Budweiser
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Budweiser Renames Beer For The Summer

Don't be alarmed, the King Of Beers isn't having an identity crisis, but there is a name change headed Budweiser's way this summer. Budweiser will rename itself "America" from May until November.

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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
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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Kentucky Fares Pretty Well in Nationwide Gambling Analysis

I am not a gambler. I have gambled. But I'm not good at it at all. Except for one time in Vegas in '92 and another at Ellis Park a few years back, I've never won at gambling. Ever.

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Struggling Sears Holdings To Announce Q3 Earnings
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Kmart Closing Five Stores in Kentucky

We have already said goodbye to our Sears store inside Towne Square Mall in Owensboro.  And, now, the chain has announced it's closing additional Sears and Kmart locations throughout the nation.  In fact, five Kmart stores in Kentucky are shutting their doors.  Are the Owensboro stores going to survive the newest round of cuts?

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Smithsonian Institute Showcases Items From Its Collection Prior To House Hearing
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Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Will Be Featured On New $20 Bill

It's about time! The Treasury Department announced Wednesday abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who helped free slaves on the Underground Railroad, will be featured on the new $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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New M&M Flavors: The WBKR Taste Test [VIDEO]

Like Lay's Potato Chips in 2014 and 2015, Mars, Incorporated has put out three brand new flavors of their iconic M&Ms on the world's store shelves so that we the people can vote for the next one, the one that will hang around.

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Category: Food, Humor, National News
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Fisher-Price
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Fisher-Price Issues Swing Recall

Fisher-Price has issued a recall on infant cradle swing, due to a fall hazard. They are issuing this voluntary recall for three swing-n-cradle models sold in the US. According to this Consumer Product Safety Commission report, "when the seat peg is not fully engaged, the seat can fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the child".

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WBKR
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The First 1040 Tax Form [Photos]

A couple of weeks ago, I dropped by AAA Tax Service on Triplett Street here in Owensboro to file my income taxes.  And, while I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed this on the wall.  It's the very first 1040 tax form issued by the federal government.  Take a look.  Back in 1913, it was far simpler than it is today.

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Last-Minute Tax Filers Rush To File Returns
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Don’t Panic, Tax Day Is On Monday This Year

You know how I wrote earlier this week the price of postage had dropped, don't worry, nothing has changed. However, save your stamps for your tax returns until Monday. Tax Day is April 18th this year; here's why.

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Post Offices Brace For Busiest Mailing Day Of The Year
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U.S. Postal Service Dropping The Price Of A Stamp For The First Time In Nearly 100 Years

I just ran out of stamps, and I think I'm going to buy a bunch because, the U.S. Postal Service announced the price of a stamp is being lowered two cents beginning this week. 

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