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special permit. lisa: republican front-runner donald trump getting stuck in second place in the iowa caucus. who came out on top in both parties. mark: 15 years since a dark time in cincinnati history. the town hall meeting tonight reflecting on the changes since the 2001 riots. lisa: a series of shootings in mount airy last night. the latest on the investigations and what we know about the victims this morning. [captioning made possible by wlwt-tv] >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way, this is wlwt news 5 today. lisa: 5:00 a.m. on your tuesday. good morning. i' m lisa cooney. mark: and i' m mark hayes. thanks for joining us. randi rico and kyla woods are in this morning with your weather and traffic.
almost like a holiday, except we work. randi: unless you live in punxsutawney -- my brother-in-law was born in punxsutawney on groundhogs day. kyla: how did we not know this? randi: my brother-in-law, dennis. he goes back every year. [laughter] randi: i can confirm this. give me a second. temperatures are starting out in the 30' s. we' ll see spring. it may be cool this morning but we' re making it up into the 60' s. skies are clouding up and you can see we are on the warm side of the system.
the breakdown for today, right now turning cloudy but surely, 34 degrees -- chilly. low 60' s this afternoon. the storm chance kicks up towards 9:00 tonight. s check the roads. kyla: things are still looking good on this tuesday. interstate travel is shaping up rather nicely. you can see no problems there. 275 at hamilton, a few cars toward the interchange, but nothing that will slow you down. things look good in butler county. still very light on 74. no issues, especially on the interstate travel. enjoy yourself. no extra time needed.
this morning after police were called to two shootings in mount airy within hours of each other. the first happened just after 5:30 last night on hill-vista lane. shortly after 7:00, police responded to a second shooting near northbend and colerain. there, officers say a 23-year-old man was shot in the back in a drive-by shooting. he' s expected to survive. police have not released details on a suspect. in the first shooting, police say the victim is a 17-year-old. he' s expected to recover. police say they have identified him but are not releasing his name yet. witnesses tell police they saw three possible suspects leaving in a gray or silver chevy malibu with a sun roof. anyone with more information should call crimestoppers at 513-352-3040. mark: another new police plan has been unveiled to try to reduce violent crime. this one designed to clamp down on specific locations. cincinnati police are focusing on crime data, and they say
to be turned around. the city is installing street lights and speed bumps, and officials are also counting on community backing to reverse the spike in violence. police want businesses and corporations to know they will be held accountable from a criminal standpoint if their property is a haven for drugs, guns and gangs. lisa: meanwhile, family, friends, and neighbors came out in westwood, demanding the crime to stop. neighbors voiced concerns about gun violence at a vigil in westwood, where a man was gunned down just last week. police also came out last night to the district three town hall meeting. the mother of 17-year-old kelsie crow spoke out for the first time. the teenager was murdered leaving a sweet-16 party last >> there' s a lot of families that need closure, and i gurantee you that this person that killed my daughter, you know, caught in crossfire leaving a birthday party, i guarantee you he has done it t, he'
going to do it again. >> our kids are in this and this has to stop. lisa: neighbors told the police chief and city leaders they want more police patrols to bust drug dealers, as well as more lighting on streets and more youth initiatives. mark: this april will mark 15 years since the riots here in cincinnati, and tonight you can reflect on the changes that came out of that unrest while looking to the city' s future. wlwt news 5' s andrew setters is leading the way in evanston with the townhall meeting. good morning. andrew: 15 years is a long time and the average xavier student was just a kid when the riots happened. but they' ll be learning about it here tonight. tonight, the cintas center will host a town hall discussion about the riots. more importantly, they' ll be talking about what has changed since. expect a lot of talk about the collaborative agreement and community-based policing and the
reforms. some of the major players you know will be in attendance, like former mayor charlie luken and pastor damon lynch iii. some of the folks you may not know, but who played an important role will also be here. the theme of the night -- how to create a more equitable cincinnati and focusing on things like economic inclusion. live at the cintas center, andrew setters, wlwt news 5. lisa: thank you. in commitment 2016, ted cruz wins the iowa caucuses on the gop side. democratic side almost too close to call. miriah turner has the latest out of iowa from the live alert desk. miriah: when it comes to the democrats, voters were split between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. clinton tactically being called the winner. both campaigns are staying positive, but it was a different story for martin o'
after months of low poll numbers, o' malley ended his campaign, and on the republican side, mike huckabee bowed out as well. the crowded republican field had five candidates come out of iowa without a single delegate, but the big winner was ted cruz, he topped donald trump and marco rubio to earn eight delegates. mr. cruz: when the media said a conservative cannot win, nationwide over 800,000 contributions poured in as courageous conservatives said, "yes, we can." miriah: john kasich was one of the candidates shutout in iowa. he is said to be focusing on new hampshire, where his poll numbers are much stronger. the new hampshire primary is now just week one away. from the live alert desk, i' m miriah turner. mark: we have complete coverage of the iowa caucauses results
news app. closer to home, butler county is launching a new system to make it easier to track every dollar spent in government. the ohio state treasurer' s office announced butler county is now part of ohiocheckbook.com. the website increases transparency by making more than 73,000 transactions available. they date back two years. that' s more than $368 million worth of spending captured in graphs, charts, and even check images, all available to the public. butler county joins 12 other counties and 188 other sites in the state on the website. lisa: the new streetcar isn' t running yet, and already it may cause problems for people living or working near it. now, any contractor, utility, or person who needs to work near the tracks or overhead high-voltage wires must have a special permit. the track access permit is on top of other permits you might need. it is for anyone working within 7 1/2 feet of the tracks or 10 feet of the wires. the streetcar is set to open in
mark: timeout to check in with randi. we had some extreme temperatures coming our way. randi: how about low 60' s? springlike temperatures this afternoon and springtime thunderstorms into the late evening and overnight. we are starting out in the upper 20' s and low 30' s. 35 in westchester. 33 in lawrenceburg. the weather does not get exciting until after 8:00, 9:00 tonight. we will be in the 30' s this morning. lunchtime, breezy, mild. for the drive home, close to 60. the real threat for severe
mark: a special surprise at a local high school to grant a father his dying wish. lisa: the teamwork to make sure a dad and daughter are together for a very important day. mark: a cold slab of concrete getting turned into something beautiful. a unique project underway in covington. lisa: many people know february as the month of love, thanks mainly to valentine' s day. at wlwt news 5 today want to know how you plan to spread the love this month. it could be a kind act or a shout-out to your significant other. let us know on the wlwt facebook page or shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. we want to know. that is how we roll. it is the month of love.
mark: good morning and welcome back. things are getting a whole lot warmer. checking today' s headlines -- president barack obama is meeting with wisconsin lawmaker paul ryan for the first time tomorrow since he became house speaker last october. lunch will take place in the oval office between the two leaders after a meeting that includes senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. the men are expected to discuss the president' s fiscal 2017 budget request and areas of common legislative interest in the president' s last year of office. lisa: bill cosby is set to appear back in a pennsylvania criminal court today. cosby and his attorneys are trying to get a criminal sex assault case against him thrown out. he has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his pennsylvania home in 2004. more than 50 women have accused
mark: detained oregon militia leader ammon bundy' s father ordered protesters monday to keep occupying the malhaur wildlife refuge. this after bundy urged the remaining four protesters to turn themselves in. cliven bundy sent a notice to the harney county sheriff to remove all federal and state policing agents out of harney county. protesters took over the refuge on january 2nd, denouncing federal land policies. a unique idea is going to come to life this summer across the river. lisa: miriah turner is here now with a look at how covington is turning a parking space into a pop-up park. miriah: covington is calling these pop-up parks "parklets." they are temporary, interactive parks, and they are designed to help drive local business. 42 businesses submitted designs and five were chosen. the parklets will vary in design from stationary bicycles that generate power to watch movies to a garden space with hopscotch outside braxton brewery.
week in may and last through november. organizers say the project will eliminate five city parking spots, but all the businesses we talked to were not concerned. sheree: lakota west high school s graduation more special than she ever imagined. in case you missed it, that was one of our top stories last night at 11:00. stevee candrl won' t officially graduate until may, but her family was afraid stevee' s dad wouldn' t make it to the ceremony. he' s battling cancer of the bial duct. so, lakota west shared this video of the surprise private graduation. stevee' s dad thought he was going to an award ceremony for her, but instead, he watched her accept her diploma in cap and gown. >> it was something that i' d always assumed he' d be here for, which is really hard to not have him here for it. but at least i had a similar ceremony for him. sheree: stevee' s family says
ceremony. the school even provided a graduation cake for everyone. i will see you back here for wlwt news 5 starting at 5:00. >> cincinnati' s certified most accurate forecast. randi: we' re going to have a springlike day today but the focus is all about tonight and the potential for some strong storms. gusty winds through tonight and tomorrow. we could see some stronger storms tonight after about 9:00. the tornado threat is pretty low and gets higher down south of louisville and southern kentucky and tennessee down to the gulf coast. there are two different issues. blizzard conditions in portions
of snow fall through wisconsin. we' re on the warm side of this. we' re under a slight risk and the threat is more likely south of our area. clouds will be rolling in this morning. temperature-wise, a couple of spots starting out in the 20' s. mason, 29. most places in the low to mid 30' s. 5:00 this afternoon, most places into the low 60' s and upper 50' s to the northern community. it does come hand in hand with some springtime thunderstorms into the late evening hours. by 4:00, 61 and maybe some spotty rain showers late afternoon. take a look at the futurecast. we will start out with a little
we are dry in the early afternoon. the rain showers are becoming more frequent lobby end of the evening commute. 9:00 is when the severe threat starts to ramp up. if we do see a severe thunderstorm, that would be when it is rolling through. after midnight, the rain showers move out. about 50 or so tomorrow. maybe a straight flurry will be possible late wednesday into thursday. the main concern would be for some wind. the biggest outbreak of severe weather will be well to the south into tennessee and the gulf coast states. down to 49 tonight.
i' ll give it to you it does look like the most infamous -- groundhog peaking out of a hole. kyla: you guys know which emoji we' re talking about. it is early. on this tuesday morning, we' re still seeing pretty fantastic conditions out on the roads. as you can see, green in both directions, a quick six minute commute. you are very clear on both sides of the daniel carter beard bridge. we will check again in a few minutes. lisa: some local breweries looking to help rbing clean water to flint, michigan. mark: how you can help them do
here in vineland, home of progresso, we figured out how to get rich ingredients like bacon into 22 light soups, so if you want 100 calories or less per serving without giving up rich flavor do what we do...make it progresso. you say avocado old el paso says... zesty chicken and avocado tacos in our stand 'n stuff tortillas . (record scratch) you say stand n' stuff tortillas old el paso says... start somewhere fresh lisa: good morning and welcome
we will talk more about the forecast just ahead. the students at mason high school are fighting cancer through a big fundraising effort. they kicked it off with a school-wide "lip dub" video. >> jump off that sofa let' s kick it all i know that we' ll have a ball if we get down and go out and just lose it all lisa: i love that. this year' s "pasta for pennies" campaign raises money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. nearly 85,000 people have viewed this youtube video, and the high school is a quarter of the way to its goal. you can find a link to donate to mason in the "as seen on" section of wlwt.com. mark: good stuff. you can help residents in flint, michigan, get clear water by drinking local beer here. some local brewers are donating to the flint water fund. $1 from every pint sold through friday will be donated. tap rooms that are participating include rhinegeist, dogberry, 50
artifact. all eyes will be on punxsutawney, pennsylvania, this morning. lisa: today is groundhog day, when a groundhog named phil is expected to predict how long winter will stick around. it sounds pretty unbelievable. kyla wood is here now to tell how this day got started. good morning. kyla: the tradition goes back centuries, if you can believe it. the groundhog tradition stems from similar beliefs associated with candlemas day. the roman legions supposedly brought this tradition to the germans, who picked it up and concluded that if the sun made an appearance on candlemas day, an animal, the hedgehog, would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of bad weather, or what they called the "second winter." since pennsylvania' s earliest settlers were german, the tradition quickly spread to the u.s. they determined that the groundhog, resembling the european hedgehog, was a most
and thus was given the duty of making the prediction. and the rest, as they say, is history. another quick fact for you. phil' s predictions aren' t always on the mark. since 1988, phil has been right 13 times, but wrong 15 times. last year, the groundhog saw his shadow, but while the u.s. had below-average temperatures last february, temps went above average in march. let' s send it over to randi now to see if it will be a winterlike day today. randi? randi: it is all about the spring today. i am saying winter every single time. it is going to be a springlike day this morning to train for the flying pig. thank you for sending in this photo of year run. 6:00 a.m., 35 degrees, on the cool side.
tuesday is popular for group run s across the area. thunderstorms overnight and a windy day tomorrow with temperatures taking a step back. highs closer to 50 by the weekend. mark: thank you. ohio governor john kasich trying to recover from dismal numbers in the iowa caucus, . lisa: how he' s already stumping for support in new hampshire. >> a woman accused of abusing children faces a judge again! r again!
mark: political minds now shifting from iowa to new hampshire. who won the iowa caucuses last night, and which candidates dropped out of the race altogether? lisa: a warning from health officials in the greater how they' re hoping to keep locals from being infected with the expolsive zika virus. mark: overwhelming evidence in a child abuse case in campbell county. the sentencing today for a babysitter accused injuring a baby that was 4 months old at the time. >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way, this is wlwt news 5 "today. mark: good morning, i' m mark hayes. lisa: and i' m lisa cooney. randi rico and kyla woods are in this morning with your weather
springtime. warm air and the chance for a couple of storms, especially tonight. you can see with the storms are coming from. this is split in half. on the one side, we have heavy rain, thunder, and the lightning . the potential of severe weather will be rolling in our direction after sunset. the northern section is worse. from ohio and nebraska, lizard conditions and heavy snow accumulation into wisconsin. we are on the easier side, even as the severe weather threat goes. areas through tennessee, the gulf coast, they will be areas most likely to see severe weather tonight. looking at the radar, dry with clouds rolling in. temperature-wise, i' m talking spring, but we are starting out
we will ramp those temperatures up toward lunchtime. it :00 a.m., 35 degrees. at noon, pushing 50. it will be windy with a chance of spotty rain in the afternoon. severe weather after 9:00 tonight. how with the roads looking? kyla: after great start with no issues. here is out of butler county, 75 at our end. looking good northbound and southbound. no interstate problems, lane closures, or accidents. 71/75 at kyles lane moving right along with beats looking good at or above the posted speed limit. two 75, you stand westbound on 30 two looks good. no ongoing construction at this hour. both directions of 275 moving right along. we will keep you updated throughout the morning and
mark: in the iowa caucuses last night, the republican side had a clear winner --candidate ted cruz raking in the most votes. but on the democrat side, it was a different story. wlwt news 5' s miriah turner is at the live alert desk with the latest. miriah: well, it appears that among the two remaining democratic presidential candidates, there was no definite winner last night. the caucuses ended early for democrat martin o' malley, who only brought in about 1% of support among caucus-goers -- leading him to announce he was suspending his campaign. from early on, it was clear that it would be a tight race between candidates hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders. now, with all precincts reporting, hillary clinton is being marked the apparent winner, if you can call it that. clinton receiving 50% sanders 49%. it' s being described as a historically close caucus. hillary clinton was the first among the two to take the stage last night, bernie following suit not long after. mrs. clinton: i will keep doing
i will keep standing up for you. i will keep fighting for you. i will always work to achieve the america that i believe in. sen. sanders: as i think about what happened tonight, i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment. miriah: after months of campaigning, the iowa caucuses are the first presidential contest that counts. going forward, the new hampshire primaries are next on the docket. as far as the democrats go, bernie sanders looks assured of a win. current polls showing he leads in new hampshire with 57%, over clinton' from the live alert desk, i' m miriah turner. lisa: as for the republicans, ted cruz came out on top. the republican side also lost a candidate last night, mike huckabee dropping out of the presidential race.
a solid second place in the iowa caucuses, coming up behind cruz 28% to 24%. marco rubio took third place, not far behind trump, coming in with 23%. meanwhile, ohio governor john kasich opted to skip last-minute campaigning in iowa. he' s focusing on new hampshire right now. he hosted a town hall there eight days before their primaries. jeb bush and chris christie are also expecting poor showings in iowa. they too are now turning toward new hampshire. the new hampshire primaries kick off a week from today. our coverage of last night' s caucuses continues online. we have a special feature on if iowa matters with the caucus winners since 1980 and 9 great quotes about the iowa caucuses. it' s all on wlwt.com. time now, 5:35 on your tuesday. happening today, a former babysitter will be sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of child abuse. mark: wlwt news 5' s dan griffin
the latest developments on the case. >> the sentencing comes more than a year after a mother in campbell county first noticed her daughter was bruised and started twitching. this morning, desiree rankin will face a campbell county judge for sentencing. rankin agreed to an alford plea deal last week, meaning she' ll face either 3-months in jail or on house arrest. the alford plea means she doesn' t admit guilt, but agrees there is evidence that may be damaging. the mother of one of the alleged victims is now spreading word of sophie' s law to create a registry for convicted child abusers. we will be in court as the judge sentences rankin. she admitted no wrongdoing. we also went by her home, and we were told "no comment ."mark: dan griffin. also happening today, the trial of a police chief and one of his
on kidnapping charges. carroll county chief michael willhoite and officer ronald dickow are accused of taking a mentally ill inmate to the bus station instead of to a treatment facility. investigators say, the two bought adam horine a one-way ticket to florida, and then drove him to louisville to board the bus. the world health organization has declared the zika virus an international public health emergency. now, the cincinnati health department is taking action to get the word out locally. there' s growing evidence that the mosquito-borne virus is causing severe birth defects in latin america among babies born to mothers who were infected during pregnancy. at least 21 countries have reported cases, and local health officials say there' s additional concern in southern states. they're asking family here to stay alert. >> for local people here in this area, that think maybe they may have the symptoms -- which is usually a fever, a rash, pain in
eye -- they can go to their doctor and arrange for a blood test to be sent to the cdc to see if you' ve been affected. mark: right now, no locally transmitted zika cases have been reported in the continental u.s. but the cdc says cases have , been reported in returning travelers. lisa: back to your forecast. randi: starting with temperatures on the cool side. we will end up nice and mild. 30 four degrees at cvg. some towns will be warmer toward the evening commute. 60' s and our sites later the today. as the kids ago to the bus stop, it is cooler with clouds rolling in. most places are chilly at 35 degrees. after school? some spotty showers are possible as early as 3:00 or 4:00. it is not a huge deal if they don' t bring an umbrella, but
the big threat for stronger storms ramps up after 7:00 or 8:00. the best bet for severe weather comes in after 9:00. we are talking about dry roads, but it could be wet this afternoon and evening. kyla: looking good to start us for this tuesday morning. the tuesday evening commute might be tricky. as you had outside now, dry conditions and more construction overnight. 75 north and southbound, you will see lane and ramp closures. we dealt with this last weekend. it will reappear overnight. at 11:00 until 5:00. 75 and mitchell, things are rolling right along. a few brake lights northbound, but no delays waiting for you. lisa: a local
randi: good morning. square. lady liquid looking lovely on groundhog' s day. good morning. temperatures at 5:42 in the lower 30' s. warm up as we go through it today. to the west, you can see a storm system with blizzard-like conditions for iweb. for us, showers and thunderstorms as you get closer to after dark after 9:00 p.m. if you' re heading out the door now, it looks like today will be 60' s with some storms on the way. spot he afternoon rain, 3:00 to 5:00, you may see a sprinkle. storms and strong wind after 9:00 p.m. or so. we will look at that time line in a couple of tenets. -- in a couple of minutes. lisa: local police officers now armed with a new tool, hand-held speed cameras. starting this week, new miami police will begin issuing tickets.
the latest on these new devices. miriah: mark and lisa, unlike the old, controversial speed camera that sat attached to a pole on route 127, this new one must be manned at all times. police have been testing out the new system and now they' re going to start issuing citations. they' re using a hand-held speed camera attached to a laser. we first showed you them in december. for the last 6-weeks, officers using them have only been issuing warnings, they tell us about 250 in the last 6-weeks alone. now, they' ll be sending out tickets. when a driver is going 10-miles or more above the posted limit the technology records the speed and takes a snapshot of the car. a citation starting at $95 is then mailed to the registered owner. past attempts at speed cameras were challenged in court. just yesterday, a state appeals court approved a class-action status for thousands of drivers who were fined for speeding when new miami used the old system. that means drivers could ask a judge to order the village to
-- $1 million. mark? mark: the covington police strengthen relationships with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and the department announced two new liaisons on its facebook to the lgbt liaisons will work to develop trust and understanding between police and residents who identify as lgbt. lisa: another local police station is joining a national trend. oxford police say will now let online shoppers use their lobby as a safe exchange zone. the department says buyers and sellers are allowed to use their building, on poplar street, any day from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. just yesterday, the butler county jail started its own safe exchange program. the new trend follows assaults robberies and other issues when people meet to exchange cash for 5:45 right now. cvs pharmacies are joining the fight to prevent deadly heroin overdoses in ohio. ohio' s attorney general,
ohio will start carrying narcan, the drug which can reverse an overdose. ohio' s department of public safety says the drug was administered close to 13,000 times statewide last year. mark: let' s check in with carla. good morning. kyla: we are looking really good for our morning commute. not too many issues yet. hopefully, that will remain the case. 19-minutes it northern kentucky along 71-75 from the split into downtown. 16-minutes. 14-minutes from i-74 to route 4 were we have cloudy conditions. into the 6:00 hour it will build more, specifically the lanes to i-75. dry roads, but that will change later today. this check in with your most
randi: it will not be bad through the daylight hours. s with a couple of spotty sprinkles before the sun goes down. there is a large storm system across the center part of the country. heavy rain into northern missouri. the big story is the extreme snowfall rolling toward iowa. blizzard-like conditions expected there with heavy snow into northern wisconsin. the threat for stronger storms through the day. you can see blizzard-warnings up in advance of the storm system moving north and east. closer to our area, it is about the threat for severe storms into the overnight hours. we are on the extreme northern stretch of this. much of cincinnati is included in the yellow with a slight risk
the bigger chances for big-time stores are from louisville, tennessee, and the goal post. -- the gulf coast. if there is tornadic activity tonight, that is where it will be. for us, expect gusting expect gusting storms as they roll in tonight. 34 degrees with the wind out of the east at 6-miles-per-hour. at lunchtime, cloudy and windy, almost at 50. through the afternoon, 60 or so. expect may be spotty rain at 3:00 or 4:00 with better chances of storms after 6:00 p.m. into the early afternoon, cloudy, windy, and mild. 3:00 to 4:00, maybe a passing sprinkle. we' re looking at rain, thunder, lightning. you can see the rain getting
10:00, or 11:00 when thunderstorms rolled through with potentially heavy downpours and gusting wind. the wind is rolling through greater cincinnati and it will be gone by 3:00 tomorrow morning. during the day, a mix of clouds and sun, maybe even a flurry. today, 60 two, windy, mild. the real story will be the potential for dusty wind. tomorrow, a windy day from start to finish. day, we could see a couple more flurries. mark: technology making huge strides in the medical field. lisa: the additions to the uc medical center in westchester, how it is making patients feel more at home. mark: teasers for the super bowl to tim to viewers. how someone make you laugh all others will leave you scratching your head.
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kevin is taller than average, but not that tall. mark: recent advances in technology have led to strides for the health care field. lisa: uc health west chester is the latest in a string of hospitals to add a new component to their care. kyla woods is here with the innovative changes. kyla: hospital stays aren' t typically considered pleasant, but with access to a good mix of technology, including medical records, pandora, and netflix -- a patient might be a little bit more comfortable. starting today uc health west chester will launch my uc health bedside, an interactive experience. each patient, with the help of a liasion who will introduce each feature, will be able to effectively communicate with hospital staff with the touch of a button. it gives patients and their families unprecedented access to what they need, and cuts down on missed messages or medications. >> we' ve actually had patients come to us and tell us, " hey, i' m missing a medication that i
>> and i can do everything on it that i can at home, so it' s like having a little piece of home here with me. kyla: non-urgent requests, such as ice chips and snacks, can also be made through the tablets. administrators at uc health west chester told us that within 5 years this could be the standard for most medical insititutions. mark and lisa? lisa: thank you. the time now is five: 54. we are checking some stories trending. mark: with super bowl 50 just days awaynow advertisers are digging deep to come up with winning ads. this is heinz' s super bowl ad. in it, a group of wiener dogs are shown running across a field to reach a family of heinz condiments. what else? this, while harry nilsson' s " without you" plays in the background. the spot is part of a new heinz campaign called " meet the ketchups." a 30-second version of the ad is slated to air during the game. lisa: also going the animal route, soft drink giant mountain dew. in the video, a creature that looks like a mix of a baby, a
alien. one video shows the creature acting like a human baby by sitting in a high chair. so what' s the creature all about? mountain dew' s not saying. this is mountain dew' s first super bowl ad in 16 years. happy birthday, mr. super bowl. mark: another slighytly -- another slightly confusing ad teaser -- this one from snickers. it shows what appears to be hollywood icon marilyn monroe serenading the super bowl on its 50th birthday, but things don' t go as expected. that did not sound like marilyn. lisa: i think that marilyn needs a snickers. mark: because you are not yourself. lisa: i am a genius. mark: the candy company promises the full commercial will feature a funny surprise that will
each of these 30-second ads by the way cost $5 million to air during the super bowl. the godaddy as always used to make me scratch my head. lisa: it was like a curtain of distraction. mark: and we continue, the iowa results are in. lisa: the candidates with the momentum a week away from the next test in new hampshire. mark: a potential change for drivers when it comes to drinking and driving. randi: spring-like weather and spring-time thunderstorms. for the morning drive, on the cool side. wendy and warm at lunchtime. for the evening drive, rain rolling in. after 9:00, thunderstorms. it will be wendy tomorrow. we will look at the time line and what kind of severe weather we could see out of the storms when we come back.