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a newly-retired ohio officer triumphant in a battle to adopt his k-9 unit. exactly how much matt hickey will have to shell out to keep the pup. >> charged with sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl. the connection the northern kentucky suspect has to a local school. mark: the final two democratic candidates get down and dirty on a new hampshire stage last night. the issues hillary clinton and bernie sanders battled over in their final debate before the primaries. >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way.
mark: good friday morning to you, thank you for joining us i' m mark hayes. ,lisa: and i' m lisa cooney. this morning' s headlines are straight ahead. always start your friday with a check with randi rico. randi: it is going to be a frosty start to the morning. on the cool side, dabbing our toe and cooler temperatures to get as ready for next week when the temperatures get cold again. we have the weekend and it will be warmer. warming for the weekend. it' s friday. why would we look at sunday? we are starting out on the cool side. 16 in batesville. a few towns in the teens. walton at 19. most places, 20, 21, 21 at cvg, 23 in springboro down to mason. if you' re wondering about a win show, there is none.
that is one saving grace for us this morning. it is cold but at least it doesn' t feel colder. 8:00 a.m., clear, chili, holding close to where we are right now, 21 degrees at noon area sunny, cool, 35. by 4:00, warming things up into the low 40' s. yesterday, the high was only 36. today, we jump into the 40' s and keep our temperatures above average and climbing into saturday and sunday. lisa: 4:32 right now, the gloves came off in new hampshire last night. bernie sanders and hillary clinton pounded one another in their first one on one debate, just days before the primary. wlwt news 5' s miriah turner is at the live alert desk with a recap of the lively debate. miriah: very lively. sanders has a big lead in new hampshire polls but he was just as fiery last night as clinton even though their tactics were not the same. hillary used the evening to emphasize her similarities to bernie sanders who' s currently out-polling her in new hampshire by 20 points. their debate reprised an argument between the two. about whether or not clinton
she then accused sanders of smearing her credentials. hillary clinton i really don' : think these attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. and enough is enough. if you have something to say, say it. bernie sanders instead of : arguing about definitions, let' do. miriah: very heated, as you saw. the two also sparred over health care and wall street last night. this is the first time clinton and sanders have debated without former candidate martin o' malley who suspended his campaign after the iowa caucuses. now all that' s left to do on the democratic side is rally for last minute votes for tuesday' s new hampshire primaries. from the live alert desk i' m miriah turner. lisa: as for the republican side a new cnn poll shows donald trump has the most support, with 29%. marco rubio has 18% of polled voters support. while ted cruz has 13. ohio governor john kasich is not far behind with 12%, and jeb
mark: two new york city police officers are being treated at the hospital this morning after they were shot and wounded in the bronx last night. police said the male and female officers were on patrol in a public housing complex when they were confronted by an armed man who shot them. police say one officer was hit in the face, the other in the abdomen. both officers have only been with the nypd for two years. the suspect reportedly fled the scene and later shot and killed himself. he was a man people trusted, a foster parent and youth leader a volunteer in the schools. but now he' s accused of sexually abusing a child. wlwt news tammy mutasa found out more about the northern kentucky man charged. and just how much access he had to other kids. tammy: joseph niemeyer was supposed to be a trusted youth leader at the new banklick baptist church. >> we' re all just heartsick. tammy: but now he'
raping and sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl in his independence home. police say the abuse went on for 3 years. >> we take the precautions but as far as what they do in their own homes, we don' t know a whole lot about what goes on there. tammy: and for the past 3 years kenton county school officials say he had access to more children, volunteering at twenhofel middle school they say he worked with the fca -- the fellowship of christian athletes. >> he was never alone with our students at twenhofel middle school. tammy: the district says he passed a background check. >> safety is our number one concern and we' re cooperating with the police with this. tammy: the church pastor says neimeyer had even more interaction with children as a foster parent. those who knew him from another church he went to can' t stomach the charges. >> i was very shocked and i immediately started praying for the family.
that was tammy mutase reporting. detectives are still investigating to see if there are more possible victims in this case. after a back and forth fight a retired ohio police officer will be allowed to keep his k-9 partner. the city of marietta has come up with a plan, where matt hickey. can buy a-jax for one dollar. hickey retired last week, but his k-9 partner was too young to s property. s very grateful that he gets to keep a-jax. and is going to continue to push to get the law changed. collects -- >> we' re gonna work hard, with the state of ohio. we' re already working on it. this is not just, as you know, it' s not a tool. it' s not just a tool, it' s a part of the family. ajax was going to be put up for auction, when social media helped raise $70,000 for the retired officer to buy a-jax. his plan is to donate the money
lisa: tonight you can help spread awareness about ovarian cancer while enjoying some college hoops. wlwt news 5' s dan griffin is live in evanston with xavier' s teal power game. dan? dan: this year marks this year marks the 4th annual women' s basketball shootout. xavier partnering with ovarian cancer alliance of greater cincinnati to spread awareness and take part in the fight against cancer. tonight the xavier women' s basketball team will take on providence at the teal power shootout at cintas center. tipoff set for 8:00 tonight. the first 500 fans will get a teal xavier t-shirt. the ovarian cancer alliance says hundreds of thousands of women worldwide will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. they say that' s what makes events like these so important. you can buy tickets online or at the xavier box office. we' ll have links on our website, wlwt.com. live in evanston, dan griffin, wlwt news 5. mark: thank you. time to check in with randi.
randi: we get a good bit of sunshine and it will be warmer than yesterday. rings are looking up this friday morning. as you step outside, look up to the sky and you will notice clear skies. also, cold conditions. you may have to use a couple extra minutes to get frost off the windshield if you parked outside this morning. starting off with temperatures in the upper teens and low 20' s. bastad forecast today, bundle the kids up, they will need an early on. it is a chilly start. temperatures at 21 degrees as they wait the bus. no wind chill twos tight -- speak out, the colder air. 41 from school. yesterday, we had 36, today, in the low 40' s. sunny skies, warmer than the last couple of days. unfortunately, it is going to be a warm weekend , cooler on top next week. it will feel like mid-january
week erie it. miriah: this morning, they are removing a big chunk of mud and debris from that mudslide. along columbia parkway. it is west of torrents. it is a small closure, but throughout the morning commute, the rush hour especially, that could tie things up. if you are heading out right now, you will be good to go. they have a lane shift there because of the lane closures. they have two of those lines out. again, they will ship lanes over in the middle of the east and west down lanes. interstate travel off to a good start. that is the only problem on columbia parkway. 7175 and mount zion, things are clear there. across the river, same thing at 75 and western hills. a crew heading to the scene you a better look at it. school hoops. s introduces us. s primetime performer.
lisa: welcome back, 4:42 on your friday morning. i hope it is a great start here. stay with us, we have chilly details on your friday forecast like it will be sunny today. we' ll talk more about that just ahead. taylor swifts social media audience of a humble 227 million fans are gearing up to download her latest app. something is going to break on the internet today. mark: miriah turner with the details on that and other trends this morning. forget candy crush and flappy bird and all of those great games. soon, you will be able to play the taylor swift mobile game. glu mobile, a global developer of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, revealed on wednesday that it will producing a game featuring pop sensation taylor swift, due out later this year. the company previously created celebrity games featuring kim kardashian and katy perry. details about the project will remain under wraps for now, but
launch in late 2016. if you want to see the 5 planets then get dressed now. the cincinnati observatory will have a special viewing session from 6:30 until 7:00 this morning. it' s free and open to the public. stop by before you head into work. and the story we brought to you in trending yesterday has found it' s way to cincinnati. uber puppies will be making their rounds here in the queen city for one day only. from 11:00 until 3:00 in your over app, and for 15 minutes, you get playtime. a reminder that puppies can only be delivered to offices make sure your building is pro-puppy, that no one is allergic, and there' s an enclosed space for playtime. all puppies are eligible for adoption. the best way to spice up a long meeting.
it is national meteorologist day. randi: mariaso well, she brought me donuts and beer. it is delicious, but it is not copy. it is in exciting day. it is friday. date night. let' s look at the forecast this evening. if you' re heading out downtown or anywhere across the greater february. skies. by 8:00, 36. at 11:00 tonight, 32. all in all, not looking bad. temperatures are on the upswing for the weekend but they take a slide their next week as we get ready for valentine' s day. we will look at that in just a couple of minutes. mark: after a week of rest it , was back to business for the university of cincinnati bearcats. lisa: cccc wlwt news 5' s george vogel how they faired taking on south florida last night.
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we will have more coming up later in the day. mark: 4:48 is your time now. taking a live look outside on your friday. read like, green light. -- red light. lisa: i demand to see sunshine on a friday, randi. mark: immediately. randi: i can' t do it immediately. lisa: who would you contact for that, i don' t know. randi: you have some sunshine on the way that will stick around through the weekend except for nighttime. as far as the forecast goes, warming things up on time for the weekend. this morning as you head out, it is actually cold. the call this morning of the week so far. temperature starting out upper teens, low 20' s. frosty to start your friday. things like good into the afternoon and weekend. upper 40' s, even 50' s as we go through saturday and sunday.
clear skies from columbus, cincinnati, indy. clouds roll into the east states which is not a concern for us. starting out with temperatures in the teens. keeping an i on the ohio river, currently at 41.83. cresting at 47 feet saturday morning. it should be below action state sunday night which keeps that flooding contained in our coney. as we look for the ohio river, 21 degrees at the moment. wind is currently calm. no crazy wind chill student speak up. here is our planet today. 8:00 a.m., a frosty start, 21 degrees. 3:00, 42, 6:00, 40. apparently we have the words frosty and chilly on our planet. was i hungry woman put together the forecast? maybe. we will be mostly clear tonight. another cool start for saturday morning.
tomorrow and temperatures in the upper 40' s. things like good for the next three days. today, sunny skies, milder than yesterday. tonight is still on the cool side, dipping down to 26. for tomorrow, 46, super bowl sunday, 51. things change for us monday and in through next week or two monday, light rain in the daytime hours changing to light snow. occasional flurries and light snow showers on tuesday, a couple flurries on wednesday. off and on periods of light snowfall. not looking for substantial accumulation, but a chill in the air. notice those temperatures next week in the mid-20' s were highs. a brief cause not to start off next week. lisa: 4:51 right now a trial , date has been set for man accused of shooting and killing porshia brooks in norwood back in 2013. jaleel smith-riley is schedled to go on trial, in february 2017. prosecutors say porshia brooks and her boyfriend were shot by smith-riley during a street
brooks' boyfriend survived. trial postponed for the driver, accused of hitting five utility workers, in west chester. michele schuster was scheduled to go on trial on monday. but that has been moved to march. police say, she was under the influence when she crossed several lanes of traffic on cox road in april hitting the workers. one of the victims died. schuster faces nine charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide. mark: 4:52 your time another , local golf course closes for good. but work is already underway for a new housing development there. vista verde golf in liberty township has sold its property off milliken road. to welsh development. developers say they plan to build 145 single family homes worth between $200,000 and $400,000 each. those whose homes back up to the golf course are not happy that their view is about to change. >> we' d see deer back there and geese, they were back there, a
metal all be -- that will all be gone. >> that' s why we moved out here, to get away from all this and now it' s all moving in on us and i guess you can' t stop progress. that' s the only thing i can figure out. mark: zoning issues with the development will be discussed at the trustees meeting on february 16. site work is scheduled to begin this spring. if you see a number of people wearing red today it' s not that valentine' s day has come early although it is a matter of the heart. lisa: the american heart association has declared today national wear red day to raise women' s awareness of their heart health. wlwt news 5' s kyla woods tells us more about what the day is all about. kyla: women are so good at running businesses and households and as beyonce said, the world sometimes they neglect , to do the things they need to do to keep their own bodies running. that' s why the american heart association is targeting women in its effort to raise awareness for heart disease in it' s go red for woman day. research has shown women are far more likely to call for help when they believe someone else
themselves. and recently, a study from the cleveland clinic found women are considerably more likely than men to let obligations of work, family and friends disrupt their exercise routine, signs of a subtle and don' t always involve chest pain. other symptoms include shortness extreme fatigue and nausea. , the american heart association encourages women to schedule a well-woman visit with a doctor to discuss individual heart disease risks. in support of women' s health. things are looking up temperature wise today, tomorrow, and sunday. starting out on the cold side. s -- low 20' s. sunshine in the afternoon and we should make it into the low 40' s.
let' s focus on the good stuff. today, 40 three. early in the morning, 21 at 8:00 a.m., noon, 35. at 4:00, 43. saturday, 46. sunday, 52. if you' re hosting a super bowl party at your house on sunday, tailgate time , midafternoon, early evening, 49 degrees. kickoff temperature about 43. our temperatures take a turn on monday. early in the day, we are in the 40' s. light rain showers. that will switch to showers monday night into tuesday. everything right now is on the light side. wednesday. the lust of that will hold off until tuesday of next week. it is friday, so we don' t want to look at past sunday. kyla: a nice weekend ahead. hopefully, you are getting him to enjoy that. for your morning commute right
all of our times are looking friday. 18 minutes on 7175 and 18 on 74 from the indiana over to i-75. look how clear this is it all lanes wide open and 74 and 275. things are good there. we are keeping an eye on the chunk" be a parkway. it will shut it down at 9:00 a.m. this morning. i could tie you up later on. we will hear from andrew setters who is live at the scene. mark: an anderson business dealing with a devastating problem for the second time. lisa: how plants by wolfangel is handling a major sink hole issue.
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lisa: high levels of lead now being found in children' s blood samples just a state away. how pennsylvania could now be dealing with their own water crisis. mark: a u.c. blue ash student in custody this morning. the threats he made against the campus and the charges he' s now facing. lisa: a crucial road used for morning commutes facing major closures today.