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The 17th Anniversary of Owensboro’s 2000 F-3 Tornado [Video]

I remember January 3rd, 2000 very well.  It was a holiday here at WBKR studios and I had worked for a couple of hours early that morning.  By that afternoon, it was sunny.  Our temperatures were hovering near 80 degrees and I was ready for a big afternoon nap.  That nap was cut short.  Cut short by blaring emergency alert sirens ringing through Owensboro-Daviess County.  I jumped out of bed and headed for the station.  I knew if a storm was going to hit, that's where I needed to be.  Boy, did it hit.  And Wayne Hart, like he is always, was in his studio with the play-by-play.  Check this out!

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National Weather Service
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Tri-State Under a Marginal Risk for Severe Weather Monday

It was two weekends ago when tri-state temperatures spiked into the upper 60s, the pressure dropped, a severe weather warnings were rampant.

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92.5 WBKR via YouTube
92.5 WBKR via YouTube
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WBKR’s Top 10 Videos of 2016

Here are WBKR's 10 most-viewed videos of 2016:

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Police crime scene
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Owensboro Salon Robbery Caught on Camera

Nearly 200 dollars was stolen from the Strawberry Blonde Salon on Park Plaza Drive in Owensboro. In fact, it was caught on camera.

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Kmart To Close 64 Of Its Stores
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West Parrish K-Mart Closing in March

Owensboro is losing one of its K-Marts in 2017. The West Parrish Avenue location will close its doors in March.

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Local Owensboro Artist Honors Carrie Fisher [PHOTO]

Aaron Kizer is well known for his amazing artistic talent!  He is back at it again.  Check out his latest piece honoring Carrie Fisher.

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Do You Know How Many ‘Presidents’ Currently Live in Kentucky?

When I was in college, I had a friend named Jimmie Hendrix. It's spelled differently, but the name's the same.

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Dave Spencer
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Christmas Lights in Owensboro [PHOTOS]

I'm on vacation, so I'm not really doing this (wink, wink). But, hey, sometimes the only time you HAVE time is when you have all the time in the world.

And it's Christmas, so...

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New Golden Corral facade
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Golden Corral in Owensboro Slowly Taking Shape [PHOTO]

We told you back in September after Ryan's closed on Goetz Dr, a Golden Corral would be taking its place. I noticed this week, the transformation is slowly coming together. 

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Fast Food Restaurant White Castle Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary On Capitol Hill
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Owensboro White Castle Closing

The Messenger-Inquirer is reporting White Castle, at 4641 Frederica Street will close its doors on Saturday. 

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Local Owensboro Children Visit With Santa #DISASTER [PHOTOS]

You better watch out, you better not CRY, better not POUT, I'm telling you why...Santa Claus is coming to town!  Apparently, some of our local Owensboro children missed the memo!

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Everyone Invited To Owensboro Community Christmas Party For Less Fortunate Today

The River City Civitan is hosting a Community Christmas Party for those less fortunate in Owensboro.

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