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Indiana’s Move It Law Takes Effect This Friday, July 1st

An old law will become new again when statue IC 9-26-1-1.2, a.k.a. the "Move It Law", takes effect at midnight on Friday, July 1st.

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Twin Bridges Connecting Evansville to Henderson to Undergo Major Renovations Beginning in 2017

For anyone looking to get to Henderson from Evansville, or vice-versa, the "Kentucky Ohio River Bridges", as the Indiana Department of Transportation refers to them, or the "Twin Bridges" as those of us who live here call them, is the quickest and most practical way to do so. Beginning in the Spring of 2017, that will still be the case, it just may take slightly longer to get across thanks to a joint effort between the Indiana and Kentucky Transportation Departments.

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15 Evansville Area Schools Receive Four Star Awards from Indiana Department of Education

The Indiana Department of Education released their annual Four Star Awards on Tuesday to nearly 300 elementary, middle, and high schools across the state. Among those include 15 schools in Evansville, Newburgh, and Mount Vernon.

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See Ohio Township Fire Department’s Photos of Yesterday’s Car Fire at Hucks in Newburgh

Yesterday, I as I was driving my daughter to her daycare, when I noticed that firetrucks were lining the Hucks convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Highway 66 and State Road 261 in Newburgh, IN. Upon passing through the intersection, I saw a smouldering car in my side mirror. The media girl in me wanted to turn around and get on site to take photos but I didn't want to put my daughter in danger. Fire and gasoline can be volatile...

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Ryan O'Bryan
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INDOT, KYTC to Host Public Meeting Regarding Bridge and Pavement Rehab on U.S. 41 Between Evansville and Henderson

From INDOT: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will host public information meetings regarding a $25 Million construction project on U...

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Indiana Primary – Voting Center Locations in Vanderburgh, Posey, and Warrick Counties

The hotly contested Indiana Primary is today, and for the first time in recent memory, the results could seal the nominations for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, or at the very least put both Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders in a position where there is no room for error moving forward if they hope to win their respective party's nomination.

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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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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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How Indiana Students Can Visit National and State Parks for FREE

The "Every Kid in a Park" pass is meant to encourage Indiana fourth graders and their families to get out and visit more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide – including national parks, national forests and marine sanctuaries – for a full year.

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The Burger Nerd/McDonald's via YouTube
The Burger Nerd/McDonald's via YouTube
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Who Remembers the McPizza from McDonald’s? [Video]

Do you remember the McPizza?  Chances are you do if you live in the tristate area.  It was 1989 that McDonald's launched and tested the product right here in the WBKR listening area.  McDonald's locations in Owensboro, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana were serving up 14-inch, family-style pizzas and, if you ask me, they were delicious!

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