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Man Pulled from Ohio River Had Head Wound and Ligature Marks Around Neck

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The Daviess County (Ky) Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the man pulled from the Ohio River near Owensboro yesterday suffered from a gunshot to the right side of his head and there were ligature marks around his neck from a braided nylon or rope material.
They cannot determine age but he was 5'7 and 140 lbs.

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*Updated* Another Body Found in Ohio River at Little Hurricane

Daviess County (Ky) Sheriff's Office has confirmed that another body was found in the Ohio River on Thursday morning.

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*Updated* Reports Of Body Found In Ohio River

Daviess County (Ky) Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body of a white male has been found in the Ohio River.

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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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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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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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Photo by Charlotte Escue
Photo by Charlotte Escue
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Group Launches Efforts to Save The Old Falls Mill at Rough River [Photo]

When I was a kid, my grandfather use to take me fishing at Rough River.  And this was one of my favorite parts of each trip.  Seeing the Old Falls Mill building.  Built in the 1800's and a storied piece of Grayson and Breckinridge County history, the building is now in a virtual state of collapse and is about to fall into the river it once proudly watched over.

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Southern Comfort Sold To Sazerac For $543 Million
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Beaver Dam, Kentucky Hosts Wet/Dry Vote Today

Ten years ago, the citizens of Beaver Dam voted to stay dry and continue to prohibit alcohol sales.  Today, the issue is at hand again and voters are heading to the precinct at Beaver Dam Elementary to weigh in.

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Category: Kentucky News, News
(Nevin Giesbrecht)
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Signed Contract Makes IceMen Move to Owensboro Offically Official

The question of "are they or aren't they" when it comes to the Evansville IceMen moving to Owensboro finally gets an answer after both the city of Owensboro and the team announced a contract has been signed that will put the team inside the Sportscenter in time for the 2016-17 season.

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Appeal Filed Against Henderson County Schools’ ‘Nickel Tax’

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A complaint has been filed against the Henderson County Board of Education alleging the school system's "nickel tax" is fraudulent and was applied retroactively.

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