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Inmate Escapes During Transport, Manhunt Underway

UPDATE: Authorities have found Ronald Hardrick, who escaped earlier this morning.

Tristate Homepage is reporting that an inmate has escaped during transport. Sebree Elementary is on lockdown due to the escape.

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OPD’s “Run From The Cops 5K” Registration

I typically wouldn't recommend running from the police, but there is one exception... the Run From The Cops 5K! It's the third annual event for the Owensboro Police Department and registration is now open!

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Owensboro Fire Department via Facebook
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Firefighter Position Open With The City Of Owensboro

Have you always wanted to be a firefighter or know someone who has? The City of Owensboro has an open position for firefighter and the application process is underway. The process to become a firefighter is very extensive and lasts several months.

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Kidabaloo Guest Billy Dawson Reads From His Childrens Book [VIDEO]

Kidabaloo is Sunday, March 1st and we have an awesome day planned for you and your family! Calum Worthy, "Dez", from the Disney Channel's Austin and Ally will be there, along with tons of activities for your kiddos. Billy Dawson, author of "You Never Know", a children's book based on bullying, will also be there. Billy stopped by our WBKR studios last week and shared with us an excerpt of his book.

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Aerosmith Playing The Ford Center!

I can't believe it either, but Aerosmith is coming to The Ford Center! Aerosmith will bring their “Blue Army Tour 2015” to Evansville on Wednesday, June 24. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford will be rocking their greatest hits! Seriously, this is awesome! (Insert Steven Tyler's rock-star scream here, ha!)

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“We Are One” FREE Concert Coming Soon

"We Are One, Night of Worship" is coming to the Riverpark Center. Join over 17 local churches supporting this FREE concert, Sunday, March 15th at 6:00pm. The Jeremy Calloway Band will be performing for the show. The all-ages show is free, but they are accepting donations toward building Hope Centers in Central America. 

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Friday Afternoon and Friday Night

I'll just bet you haven't had your fill of winter weather. (Is the sarcasm translating well?) Seriously, we have more coming as a winter storm watch has been issued for the tri-state for the weekend.

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Carsyn Helps Interview “Austin And Ally’s” Calum Worthy! [VIDEO]

In case you haven't heard, KIDABALOO is coming to Evansville! This event is March 1st at the Old National Events Plaza and is going to be awesome! And, did you hear who the special guest is? It's Calum Worthy, "Dez", from the Disney Channel's Austin And Ally! Now, if your house is like mine, we're always watching Disney and Dez is one of our favorite characters. You can imagine how excited we are for KIDABALOO!

And, to make things even cooler... Carsyn and I got to interview Calum about the upcoming event. She did great and even came up with her own questions for him. You must check this out...

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The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center Needs Donations

Due to several blood drives being cancelled because of the inclement weather, the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center is in need of all types of blood.

Here is a statement with options to donate this week:

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Kenny Chesney Coming To The Ford Center!

Our concert schedule just added a big must-see! Kenny Chesney is bringing "The Big Revival" tour to The Ford Center on Thursday, June 4th! And, he's bringing some awesome supporting guests with him... Jake Owen and Chase Rice! This show is gonna be ridonkulous!

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Erin Grant
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Ohio Co. Superintendent Delivers “Rapping” One Call For No School [AUDIO]

When I was growing up and there was a chance of snow in the forecast, I knew the phone would be ringing at my house. My Dad was a teacher and one time assistant principal for over 30 years. Back then, I think the teachers/administrators used a phone tree system, you know you call these five people, then he or she calls five more people and so on. Boy, have times changed. And although a recorded "one call" from the superintendent goes out now, Ohio Co's Scott Lewis decided to get a little a creative when the one call went out Tuesday for no school for the remainder of the week. Listen!

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New Baby Visitation Rules Have Changed at Owensboro Regional Health System

As a child, my mother would take me to visit friends and family at the hospital. I anticipated the treat of looking at the new babies through the nursery glass. I have always been captivated by newborn babies.  Our new hospital has a new modern Mother-Baby unit. The procedures for visiting have changed. Following are some tips to prepare for your visit.

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