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Casino Aztar to Be Renamed ‘The Tropicana’

In a press release today, Casino Aztar announced that Evansville's only casino would be rebranded as 'The Tropicana' starting in June. In 2010, Tropica Entertainment Inc., took over the bankrupt casino. We

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2013 Oscar Nominees and Winners
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2013 Oscars – Nominees + Winners

The 2013 Oscars happened tonight, Feb. 24. Here are the winners from the telecast.

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I Have Never Paid $4.00 for a Gallon of Gas, But I May Have to Start Soon

I'm old enough to remember the complaints that were generated when gas prices were going to rise to ONE DOLLAR A GALLON back in the day. The horror!

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Meteor Crashes in Russia! Shocking Video! [Video]

Chicken Little would mess in his feathers!  Today started off with a BANG in Russia.  A meteor crashed to the Earth and lots of folks were filming as it happened.  Check it out!  This is amazing.

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Montana EAS Hackers Broadcast a Zombie Apocalypse Warning [VIDEO]

Viewers in Montana were enjoying an episode of The Steve Wilkos Show (just kidding...they couldn't possibly have been), when the broadcast was interrupted to warn the audience of a zombie apocalypse.

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Bubble Guns, Paper Guns, Invisible Hand Grenades…Everybody Calm Down

A little girl gets suspended because of a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun. Another young girl gets in trouble for having a paper gun. And, now a little boy has been suspended for his use of an imaginary hand grenade.

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Owensboro Blue Bridge to Close for Six Months

This is the classic case of good news and bad news.  The good news- The Glover H. Cary Bridge in Owensboro (a.k.a. the Blue Bridge) is finally being painted.  The bad news- it's going to be closed a LONG time because of it!

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Etch A Sketch Inventor and Creator of Childhood Frustration Dead at 86 [VIDEO]

I never COULD get one to work. Just couldn't wrap my brain around it. That didn't stop me, though, from getting THREE different Etch A Sketches over the course of my childhood.

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Power Outage Stops Play At The Super Bowl (UPDATED)

A power outage occured during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday night. The outage caused play to be stopped between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. The incident happened with 13:28

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There’s $58 Billion Out There and Some of It Could Be Yours

Unclaimed cash to the tune of $58 billion is just sitting out there and some of it could belong to you. That's right. How is this possible, you might ask?

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Wonder if Owensboro Will Ever be on This List?

I believe the last time I checked, Owensboro still has more people moving in than moving out.  There is, however,  city down south that more people move to than any other.

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Local Artist Aaron Kizer Explains Meaning Behind “The Black Print” Project [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are huge fans of local artist Aaron Kizer.  Personally speaking, I think Aaron is just amazing.  His talent is undeniable and people around the world have taken notice.  But, those of us who know him personally know that Aaron is much more than a guy with a paint brush.  He is an artist with a heart as pure and as beautiful as the creations he paints on canvas.  Because of this and his charitable commitments and offerings around the community, I just had a hunch I should jump on board his Black Print project.  Sure, it sounded a little ridiculous to spend $30 on a sheet of paper that was simply painted black.  But, I think everyone who bought a print knew that there was going to be something very impactful in doing so.  Turns out, there was!

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