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Jon Prell gets your morning started every weekday morning from 5am – 6am with The Tri-State’s Country and you first checks of news and weather from Eyewitness News on WKDQ!

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New Cup Holder Means No More Spills in the Car [Video]

Even though we all have cup holders in our car, spills are still bound to happen, and they all seem to come at the worst possible time while driving, right?  What if they designed a cup holder that would prevent spills forever? Fantasy, right? Not anymore.

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Why Did it Take Anheuser-Busch to Force the NFL and Some Teams to Take Action That Should Have Already Been Taken?

The answer to the title question is of course, MONEY! Even the most casual of football fans are only too familiar with the issues facing the NFL right now and the lack of action by the league and some teams with regard to domestic violence and potential child abuse.

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Jon’s Week 3 Pro Football Picks

Another tough week in the pro football for many reasons beyond just what's happening on the field. Who would have thought New Orleans would start the year 0-2? The Colts on Monday night had a 20-6 lead at halftime, and LOST 30-27 for their very own 0-2 start.

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Jon and Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin Discuss ShotSpotter To Curb Gun Violence [Video]

Earlier today, I had a chance to sit down with Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin to discuss ShotSpotter, a new technology that could help curb gun violence.

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Jon Remembers Fizzies, Great Shakes and Space Food Sticks [Video]

The other day, my boys asked me if I liked Pop Rocks, you know that candy that feels like carbonation exploding in your mouth. I told them I never tried them, but that did remind me of something that I loved as a kid....Fizzies. Do you remember those?

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Does a Lack of Social Media Presence Mean You are Hiding Something? Jon Says Absolutely Not

On the show this morning, Leslie and I were talking about an article in Cosmo about red flags for women who use online dating. The number one red flag is a lack of social media presence because that means someone is trying to hide something, to which I say.....BULL CRAP!

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How David Letterman, Alan Jackson and Mark McGuinn Helped Me Return to Normal on Air After the 9/11 Attacks

Today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City back in 2001, perhaps the darkest day in our history.  Leslie and I were reflecting this morning on where we were when the attacks happened and what we were doing. I was on the air on WKDQ when I heard a sound bite on the ABC newscast I was recording about a small plane hitting one of the World Trade Center towers. I was just coming out of a break, made the announcement about what I had heard and said we would have an update after the song, not having any clue of what had just occurred.

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Jon’s Week 2 Pro Football Picks

Week one is in the books and I must say, I am not doing as well with my picks as I thought. What football savvy fan would have picked Miami over New England? The Bears should have put down Buffalo, but noooooo, Cutler threw a couple of key interceptions.

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Category: Football, Sports
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There Is Now A World Record For The Most Pull-Ups With Pinkie Fingers [Video]

Pull-ups are hard enough to do, right guys? Imagine for just one second, doing a pull-up using only your two pinkie fingers. Sounds Impossible, right? I can barely lift my key ring with my pinkie, let alone lift myself above a metal bar.

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Should the State Cover the Cost of Textbook Rental in Indiana?

The debate about textbook rental fees in Indiana schools has been raging for years with good arguments on both sides. According to the State Constitution of 1816, public education is to be provided free of charge, which makes you wonder about the policy of parents paying huge fees for the use of textbooks.

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Watch An Epic Spider Prank That Will Make You Shiver With Fear [Video]

Pranks are all the rage right now and there is nothing I love more than a good prank. My wife Lisa is deathly afraid of spiders and when I saw this prank, not only did I bust a gust laughing, but I also came down with major case of the heebie jeebies.

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Huggers Beware – Hugging Could Get You In Big Trouble and Fired

Are you a hugger, or do you know a hugger? You know, one of those people that has to hug everyone they know. Some people, me included, do not like to be touched and unwanted or unsolicited hugs can be a real problem because hugging is NOT a right.

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