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ci lisa: the final five republican presidential candidates go head-to-head once again in houston. how ohio governor john kasich is reacting to rubio telling him to drop out. mark: taking action against the top two leaders of cincinnati' s v.a.. the new details we' ve learned in the investigation. lisa: and a mass shooter idenitified. what the company who employed the man is saying about the deadly shooting spree in a southern kansas town. >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way.
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lisa: 5:00 on your friday, good morning to you, i am lisa cooney. mark: and i mark hayes. randi rico and kyla woods are in this morning with your weather and traffic. let' s go straight to randi rico for the forecast. it is easy, breezy, it is a friday. randi: it is a little breezy. those breezes bring in a couple of flurries. keep your eye on the weekend. sunshine returning tomorrow. today, locked in with the clouds stuck in the 30' s. this morning, flurries rolling through. you can see from dayton down through cincinnati, flurries come of -- coming off of lake michigan. you can see some flurries and light snow showers, oxbow, down toward hamilton, middletown, all with lows and flurries. light, not a big deal. flurries flying toward forest and cvg. coming off a like michigan, it
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those showers shift direction and take those out of the forecast today. starting out close to freezing at the moment. temperatures may slide over during the next couple of hours into the upper 20' s. flurries right now, flurries ending my lunchtime. notice, the temperatures don' t move much. we stay cloudy to the afternoon. expect a high in the mid 30' s. those clouds clear out tonight which means it will be cold tomorrow morning but temperatures rebound nicely tomorrow afternoon. let' s get you out the door to work and school. kyla: we are seeing smooth conditions out there. the matter where you are heading out this morning, you should be good to go. 71 at the jeremiah morrow bridge, no construction to bother you arthur southbound through butler county on i-71. looking at the norwood lateral near i-75, no volume there. you can see, absolutely no problem in either direction. to 75 tour the airport, hopefully no delays all the way around for you. none here on the interstates if
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we are seeing great conditions to start us out on this friday. we hope that case remains. lisa: 5:02 this morning, breaking news this morning. we now know the name of the gunman who went on a shooting spree in south central kansas yesterday. mark: officials are identifying him as 38-year-old cedric ford. authorities say the shootings happened in and around the excel industries plant in the town of hesston. police have identified ford as an employee for excel he was later killed by authorities. the ceo of excel industries issued a statement overnight saying, we' re really saddened by this horrific event and our heart goes out to all of our they also confirmed the shooter ll stay on top of this story both on air and on the wlwt mobile app. lisa: three 18-year-olds sentenced to jail for sex crimes on a 15-year-old. prosecutors say 18-year-olds william berry, tyler couch, and dashay schimmel sexually abused a 15-year-old girl in greendale motel last may. investigators say the group drank alcohol and smoked
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acts with the girl. the 3 boys were charged with rape. but they reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct. they will be in prison for two >> it' s very important that can to make sure kids don' t engage in this sort of drinking and drug use. lisa: the teenagers have been ordered not to have contact with the victim or her family. prosecutors also say they will have to register as sex offenders for the next decade. mark: an adams county high school senior is charged with kidnapping and raping a 15-year-old. 18-year-old denny blanton is accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl he didn' t know, into his vehicle. driving her to a secluded area in oliver township, and raping her on monday. blanton will be back in court next week. but could be indicted by a grand jury before then. no motive yet in the machete attack at a columbus area
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t found any evidence suggesting the suspect mohamed barry was orchestrated terrorism. the 30-year-old attacker. is from the west african nation guinea. barry injured four people before he was shot and killed by police. new information or at investigation into the va hospital in cincinnati and claims of mismanagement. the department of veterans affairs is taking action against two top leaders after its investigation. the v.a. says the director of ohio' s regional network, jack hetrick is retiring after his proposed removal. while the acting chief of staff of the cincinnati v.a. hospital. doctor barbara temeck. has been suspended from her current duties pending further action. within minutes of the announcement ohio congressman , brad wenstrup who serves on the house committee on veterans affairs said veterans, are thankful that the department of veterans affairs acted to dismiss a leader who has lost the trust of those he serves. reforming the cincinnati v.a. is the focus of a townhall meeting later today.
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s andrew setters is live with what veterans and concerned residents can expect. andrew? andrew the town hall will take : place here at the millineum hotel and give people a chance to learn more and be heard. the group concerned veterans for america is hosting this meeting to give people a chance to find out more about the problems at the cincinnati v.a. hospital, and learn how they can get involved. the group says the problems that have been brought to light at our local v.a. hospital highlight everything that' s wrong in the department of veterans affairs right now. they are calling for a full investigation and for steps to be taken to make sure anyone responsible is held accountable if they' ve engaged in misconduct. the town hall meeting will take place starting at 11:00 here at the millennium hotel downtown and rental 12:30. live downtown, andrew setters, wlwt news 5. lisa: 5:06 right now. in commitment 2016. the republican candidates come together for the last showdown
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of super tuesday contests next week. donald trump was a target last night for marco rubio and ted cruz. trump has the momentum with three straight wins leading up to super tuesday. senator marco rubio also went after ohio governor john kasich. he says it' s time for kasich to drop out. >> maybe they ought to drop out because if they don' t win florida i don' t know where they go from there. we' ll just have to see. you know, when people talk about me dropping out, i' ll tell you who they are, they' re washington types who i beat 25 years ago and i' m going to beat them now. lisa: kasich says he is focusing on specific states leading up to super tuesday including vermont massachusetts and virginia. mark: let' s check in with kyla and see how things are looking with our friday morning commute. kyla: things are looking pretty good. to get us started, very light conditions as you get ready to head out on 7175 at mount zion
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you will not bump into any problems. 65 miles per hour as you can see. nothing that will slow you down. a little slower on the ohio site, but still 35 miles per hour on i-75 or i-71 for the downtown area. 75 at western hills, a little heavier there. that is what is being reflected in our speeds thing slower than what we saw in northern kentucky. overall, you are going to be off to a great start as you get ready to head up for the morning commute. let' s check in with randi rico. the one with randi rico. the warm up is on the way. we are already four. randi: 50' s and 60' s for saturday and sunday. we are not there yet. don' t break out the shorts and short sleeves today. you will be on the cold side. wind coming in from the northwest is bringing in these flurries off of make -- lake michigan and rolling through cincinnati. they are not adding up to anything. you will see flurries flying as you head out. butler, one, clermont county all
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temperature wise, most places hovering around 30 or so. 32 at klees, 42 in -- 32 in fort mitchell. temperatures slip op into the upper 20' s through the next couple of hours. for your morning commute, flurries around, upper 20' s. lunchtime, those flurries fade away and we wait for those clouds to clear out. it will be a while. we see some sunshine before sunset tonight. through the weekend, that is a main player. we will talk about how warm it gets over the weekend in a couple of minutes. mark: ohio is out with its annual report card. lisa: and the cincinnati public school district is not making the grade. what parents learned at last night' s meeting. how the district is responding. mark: this weekend is bound to get you in the mood for springtime. not only do we have rising temps cincinnati' s home and garden show kicks off tomorrow. a preview of the event just ahead. lisa: i hope it is a great start
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we have more headlines mark: 5:12, 31 degrees. we will check your forecast in just a moment. checking today' s headlines. first, the man accused of going on a shooting spree through south central kansas has been identified as 38-year-old cedric ford. armed with an assault-style weapon ford allegedly drove through a the town of hesston taking shots at people before storming the factory where he authorities say the gunman killed three people and wounded 14 before being shot dead by an officer. lisa: a massachusetts teenager who raped and killed his math sentencing fate today. prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence philip chism be sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 25 years. for both the murder and rape charges. they want those sentences served consecutively.
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apple to respond to the department of justice' s new court order issued. over the phone belonging to one of the san bernardino terrorists. if the order stands up to legal challenges apple would be forced to create a new customized ios firmware that would remove the passcode lockout on the seized i-phone. federal authorities want apple to unlock the phone as part of the investigation. happening tomorrow the cincinnati home and garden show will kick off at the duke convention center downtown lisa: and the event is sure to get you in the spring-time mood. wlwt news 5' jennifer schack tells us what to expect at the seven-day event. good morning. jennifer: this is a great chance to see the latest home remodeling trend and get some ideas for garden make-overs. an added bonus to this show the taste of spring, from flowers to shrubbery, gazebos and patios. exhibitors will be finishing their booths today, the show opens to the public starting tomorrow. it will run this weekend and again next week from wednesday through sunday. in addition to the showroom
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through the 7 day show, from organizing your garage to creating water gardens. and if you' re ready to get a jump on the spring season, there are displays available for show at the show. it will cost you $13 at the door for an adult ticket, and children 12 and under are free. you can save $3 by buying advance tickets at cincinnati area kroger store. lisa: 5:15 right now and , happening today hamilton county' s united way success by six is hosting a kindergarten readiness summit today. the goal of the summit is to identify new and effective strategies to engage families and communities in school readiness efforts state and local representatives will also provide important updates on the ohio ready schools initiative and preschool promise. the event begins with a breakfast at 8:00 this morning at the sharonville convention center. >> ohio is out with its annual report card, and the cincinnati public school district is not
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in case you missed it that was one of our top stories last night at 11:00. in the annual report the district also earned five f' s, compared to just two a' s in the 10 overall catagories. some parents say the low marks are disappointing but add that teachers in the district are working together to improve learning in the classroom. >> i try not to blame them or any particular school personally. there are a lot of different factors that factor into a child' s success academically. i believe it starts at home and the neighborhood environment. >> here is a bright star. cps says one of the areas that improved is the district' s graduation rate. that is all of the time i have for now. we will see you back here, wlwt news five starting at 5:00 p.m. randi: good morning, it is going to be one more cold day. make it through your friday, some flurries as you head out the door.
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last weekend was gorgeous. this weekend will be nice, as well. looking at a wide view on the wlwt radar. flurries starting up toward lake michigan. with the wind out of the northwest, we will continue with the potential of flurries through the morning commute. you can see over the last few hours, they have been more frequent to the northeastern part of the 275 loop and through worn and clinton counties. flurries downtown and even through northern kentucky. light flurries falling from middletown, lebanon, wilmington. heavier south of warmington on 68. south toward the ohio river of towards georgetown, light flurries. these will be around with us until lunchtime today. we will just wait for the clouds to clear out. batavia, springboro both at 29. 21 degrees at cvg. there is a bit of a breeze.
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s when you head out the door. it will be a frigid friday when you have big plans this evening. a date night or you are handing down -- heading down to the rally, bring your better weather. temperatures will be warming up. noon, flurries and gusty wind. 33 degrees. by the time we get into the afternoon, i will expect last to be cleared out. as far as the futurecast goes, it moves flurries out here early. i think they could linger into the early afternoon when our shannon -- are wind was shift and guide flurries not in our direction off of the lake. clouds will clear out into the late afternoon and early evening hours. expect sunshine tour the weekend. today, cool site, 35 dipping to 26 tonight. if you are out early tomorrow morning, get a run in the first part of the weekend. it will be chilly to start. sunshine and the afternoon with a high on saturday a 50. sunday, 63. yesterday, showers rolling in by late evening.
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that will linger through monday. we have another system tuesday and wednesday that will change us from rain to another round of flurries. hopefully, it is a good start to the weekend as far as roads go. kyla: it certainly is. great conditions. you may see a few things flying out, but nothing that will slow you down at all. especially in this hour when we' re seeing light volume. 64 miles per hour northbound from the 275 interchange on 471. good morning to our friends in northern kentucky. if you are heading toward newport or bellevue, a five minute commute from 275 to the dale carter your bridge where you can see had lies -- headlights. no brake lights on the bridge. it was a great for you as you had outside. still wide open in parts of the greater cincinnati commute. we will keep you updated. lisa: a message for the students of mason intermediate school this morning. >> hi channel 5. we' re the students from mason
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the warm 98 teacher of the week. mark: coming up we' ll tell you who they nominated to be our teacher of the week. lisa: new developments on a trail in evanston. when the city hopes to begin construction on the project. mark: looking outside live, 5:20 is your time, 31 degrees with light snow flurries. we will update your forecast and you morning commute when we
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this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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kyla: i hope you' re out to a great start. if you' re heading outside, it is chilly out there. a warm up on the way. we will check in with randi in a few minutes. time to honor our teacher of the week. this week' s teacher is mrs. kim rader of mason intermediate school. the parent who nominated her said mrs. rader is a true 5th grade teacher. she helps whenever she is needed. whether it' s educational, physical, or mental. she is known as the school mama. mrs. rader said she has a unique connection with her students and their families. >> i always tell them i' d never say anything to them that i wouldn' t say to my own kids. and they definitely respect that. and they see us as moms now. we' re the same age as their parents and we tell stories
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kyla: mrs. rader walked away with a swag bag full of goodies from our friends bob and at modern office methods. best of all, the class was treated to a pizza party by westshore pizza. if you have a teacher you think should be teacher of the week go to look under the contests tab. for details on how to nominate your favorite teacher. kyla: another community event to honor the late lauren hill. tonight the madison theater in covington will host a fundraiser for the lauren' s fight for a cure foundation. the event will also include a performance by the naked karate girl. mark: local high school students get a unique experience at butler tech natural science center, 15 students stayed up until 3:00 a.m. monday to see this little girl come into the world. mom taste around for nearly nine monday. eve was boarded at the school to give the students the opportunity to witness the birth. lisa: new developments with the wasson way trail.
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considering a funding request. to help with phase two of the trail. this phase extends the trail from montgomery road in evanston to i-71 near dana avenue. a task force has requested in state funding. $1.1 million since the project already has some funding the design process is expected to begin this spring. the city hopes to begin construction within the next 12 to 18 months. mark: let' s check in with rani. -- randi. not a huge more frequently to the north and east of the 275 luke here and lunchtime today. big. area fish fries, i don' t think we see any problems. at 4:00, fairly chilly, 6:00, we are seeing some sunshine. tonight. atypically cool evening drive to your evening fish fry for the weekend.
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that adds warmth. sunny skies and 50 tomorrow, 63 on sunday. mark: 5:25 is your time. the suspect of a dayton homicide is expected to be in court. lisa: the charges he faces after a middletown mom was found shot dead in her car with her baby sitting nearby. dan: i live in springfield township where the hamilton county sheriff' s office plans to announce the next step in battling heroin. again! r
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mark: senator marco rubio gets fired up at multiple candidates during last night' s gop debate. the latest issues the republican presidential hopefuls battled over. lisa: wlwt rides along with a new drug task force. the staggering new numbers that will make you shake your head. mark: and breaking news this morning following a deadly shooting spree in kansas. what we' ve learned about the identity of the man who killed three people and injured 14 others. >> 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 here with the weather and traffic together. hope everyone is doing well. kyla: it is good outside. nothing bothering us. as a co-from your perspective.
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randi: i think everyone has a positive frame of mind because it is friday. a massive warm up just in time for the weekend. as a look at the radar, we do have cloudy skies all across greater cincinnati. some flurries flying in from northwest to southeast. we will start out to the north where you are seeing the steadier flurries and snow flowers -- showers. sliding over to westchester, all dealing with fairly light flurries. not really a huge issue, just showing you where they are. williamsburg down to ripley, sing those -- they' michigan. the winds will be shifting coming off the lake effect snow around noon. we will stay cold and cloudy, but things do improve pretty quickly stored the weekend. for today, 8:00 a.m., 28.
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into the afternoon, keeping temperatures in the mid-30' s. the clouds clear out in the the weekend, which means times of sunshine for the saturday and sunday. how are the roads looking? kyla: they are clear and dry. as you get ready to head outside, not really any problems for you. 71 at cap' s, pretty light volume -- at taft, pretty light volume. once we get closer to 6:00, we will probably see a pickup. 75 out of butler county, a little heavier on southbound. 275 looks really good at route 4 on the northern edge of the 275 loop and maybe on 75 up into butler county, still good and clear as well. we will keep you updated but we are problem-free at this hour. mark: thank you. breaking news this morning, the lone gunman that went on a shooting spree in south central kansas thursday has been identified. federal law enforcement confirm
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cedric ford. four people, including ford are dead. 14 others were hurt. authorities said the shootings were at a manufacturing plant where the gunman was employed, in the rosso random shootings in the plant' s parking lot, and two other locations. witnesses describe the scene as horrifying. >> it didn' t' matter who it was. he had no specific target. he just -- shooting anyone who got in his way. >> we was already looking at him and he yelled and just went doot, doot, doot and then entered the building. mark: the sheriff says ford was killed by law enforcement. authorities have not yet revealed a motive, but say ford was employed at the plant. back here at home, the growing heroin epidemic has local leaders scrambling to try to stop the deadly trend. lisa: and today, we' ll learn how local law enforcement plan to tackle the problem. wlwt news 5' s dan griffin is leading the way in springfield township with the story. dan, good morning. dan the hamilton county sheriff : will be discussing the issue with other people and
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some deadly crashes involving suspected heroin or drug use and some of it happening earlier this week. it was earlier this week, a rollover crash killed a driver and ejected and injured a woman and baby on i-275 in northern kentucky. investigators found needles in the car and track marks on the driver. the sheriff says it' s important they keep partnering with the public to get tips and information about drug trafficking and overdoses. we also expect to hear more about the successes of the heroin tip billboards and narcan. the hamilton county sheriff says they plan to also share more information about how businesses can get involved and how forums and education can also make a big impact. we will be following this story throughout the day and bring it to you here. live in springfield township, dan griffin, wlwt news 5. lisa: a northern kentucky police department already targeting heroin and the users behind the wheel. fort thomas police created a new heroin interdiction team to stop drugged drivers. the team started last week patrolling throughout the city 275 and 471.
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wrote 32 drug charges, 19 related to heroin. the results are six times higher than the traditional police patrols, and the effort shows no signs of slowing down. >> affluent communities, like t , exempt from it. no race, religion, gender, nothing is exempt. heroin has -- it does not discriminate. lisa: the extra effort is in response to the recent rise in heroin overdoses on the highway, including the fatal crash on 275 eastbound monday that killed one man and put two people, including a seven-month-old baby boy, in critical condition. mark: 16 people charged in a three-year drug investigation centered in harrison. police say the group was trafficking crystal meth between a gang in georgia, an outlaw motorcycle club, and people living in harrison. the investigation, which began in april 2012, showed the kilos of meth were being brought to harrison monthly. the 16 people are facing drug trafficking and drug possession
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happening today, the man charged with the murder of a middletown mother will go in front of a judge. dayton police arrested 34-year-old brandon carr wednesday. brittany russell was found shot dead in her car two weeks ago in dayton with her six-month-old baby in the back seat. the baby was not harmed. carr will be arraigned this afternoon. lisa: a high-stakes night for the republican presidential contenders. the five gop candidates sparred on a texas debate stage, their final showdown before super tuesday. last night' s debate was dominated by fiery exchanges between front runner donald trump and his closest rival marco rubio. rubio in particular unleashed a series of attacks on trump not seen to date in the campaign, ripping trump' s hiring practices, legal battles, lack of details on his health care plan, and mocking his self-named trump university. the candidates also clashed over the hot topic of immigration. >> you' re the only person on this stage who' s ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally >> no, i' m the only one on this
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s hired people. you haven' t hired anyone. lisa: looking ahead, south s democratic primary is tomorrow. polls show hillary clinton has a significant lead over bernie sanders in the palmetto state. then they go head-to-head in 11 after that, their next debate is march 6. mark: a landmark restaurant in over-the-rhine plans to reopen this summer. tucker' s restaurant closed and now the owner needs your it' $60,000 to get the restaurant up and running. this weekend, there is a fundraiser at st. francis seraph church to help with the costs. if it goes well, the owner wants to reopen on july 25, a year to the day the restaurant went up in flames. >> people love them and love their food, and we just want to see them cooking again. >> we' re hanging in there, thanks to the people that stand around us and support us all these years. t be here. mark: tucker will be cooking
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the fundraiser goes from 11:00 until 4:00 at st. francis seraph on east liberty street. lisa: lending a helping hand to people who otherwise may struggle to get the loans they need to start a business or buy a home. the collective empowerment group has announced a partnership with centerbank in milford, with the goal of promoting economic development among the minority community. one business owner says programs like this are changing the way she can do business. >> so now with this in play, this will give me the opportunity to work like others and go through banking and have a banking relationship and possibly do better with my rates and to have someone that really takes care of my business for me. lisa: they' re offering a $500 discount toward closing costs on a home loan through the bank. mark: technology is giving us a new inside look at union terminal. new laser scans will be used by architects and designers as they begin renovations. they spent months processing
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and now they have a detailed, three-dimensional view of the interior and exterior of the building. >> the community benefits because we' re able to get maximum value out of the investment the community is making in this structure. we can preserve this structure for the long term with the fewest surprises along the way. mark: the renovation begins this year. the cost of the project is about $212 million and should take two years to complete. lisa: back to your forecast on this friday. some flurries. randi: light flurries fall -- falling across much of the area off of lake michigan. i got a tweet saying "large amount of dip- n-dots in fairfield." as long as their vanilla, were good. flurries flying this morning, 31
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27 currently in wilmington. a bit of a breeze this morning, so plan on it feeling like the 20' s. the winds will change direction. the flurries will come to an end around lunchtime post up this morning, 28, few flurries. this afternoon, cloudy skies, 33. send the kids out with a winter coat and maybe a spoon in case they miss breakfast. kyla: really clear conditions. nothing to slow you down with the flurries. a couple of accidents, not on the interstates or lane closures. in the western communities, glenn way between blanchard, an incident. try to avoid that intersection for now. seventh street at walnut as well traveling through downtown come you will see an accident so try to avoid that intersection as well. no lane closures. you may be able to get through there. there could be emergency vehicles on the scene.
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columbia parkway or 400 71, off to a pretty good start. lisa: thank you. rates fans rejoice. it is nearly time for single-game tickets to go on sale. mark: and a special shout out from spring training. lisa: and a popular cincinnati music festival going cashless. the changes bunbury is creating to make it easier for fans. mark: taking a live look outside this morning as we get off to a chilly start on this friday, you can see the flag blowing in the breeze. we have some flurries, but not amounting to much.
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randi: good morning. taking a live look outside on this friday morning. a couple of flurries over the top of downtown. most places the flurries are pretty light. you can see a snowflake at the top of the screen. other places, little more steady . the tweet i got from the fairfield area singer looks like dip-n-dots, that is how i describe someone if they' re seeing a wintry mix. basically, the snowflakes falling encounter super cool water in the forms together into that little sphere. if you are seeing the dip-n -dots you would not be surprised if they held through wyoming and city town. not a huge issue.
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the morning with those flurries in place. what you need to know as your heading out the door, one more chilly day to get through. we will warm up quickly this week and. we are talking 60' s on sunday. i will have that we can forecast in a few minutes. mark: thank you. big changes are on the way for the bunbury music festival. lisa: the three-day event will toss the tickets for something a little more advanced. wlwt news 5' s kyla woods has the new features. kyla: high-tech making its way toward every big event. some big names are coming to the bunbury music festival this june, including the killers, elle king, and tears for fears. and festival goers will also notice some high tech upgrades this year. that will change the way you get into the festival and how you spend money there. instead of paper tickets, high tech wristbands will be issued. it will act as a credit card and your ticket, so you don' t have to carry cash into the festival. organizers say it should reduce lines and save time.
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this technology at other festivals this year one in , columbus and then the buckle-up festival in blue ash this summer. lisa? lisa: happening tonight, a bockfest tradition returns. the precipitation retaliation happy hour is getting started at 5:30 tonight. milton' s is hosting the event, which goes back to bockfest 2008 . remember a snowstorm disrupted everything, including a party in over-the-rhine. ever since, bockfest organizers have retaliated for the nasty weather by burning a snowman effigy before bockfest. bockfest gets started next weekend. mark: if you' re looking toward summertime, this will definitely get you in the mood. single game tickets for the 2016 reds regular season go on sale tomorrow. tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. this does not include opening day. but there are a number of seats available, including for reds hall of fame weekend in june. the reds are at spring training,
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in blue. >> first of all, can i give a shout out to chris mack and the xavier musketeers? how about those boys? we' re out here in the desert getting ready for the baseball season, and i can tell we all were watching the game yesterday. they won a big one for the queen city. we couldn' t be more proud of the xavier musketeers. mark: that was a big win. reds general manager dick williams attended saint x with xavier coach chris mack, and they sometimes practiced together. that is so cool. lisa: it really is. good news after a bald eagle is trap. the director at the red wolf sanctuary in rising sun says emmy the eagle is doing much better. t eating on her own and had to be force fed. complications, she' s expected to be released back into the wild tomorrow. let' s get a check on traffic. kyla: it is friday morning and we are seeing pretty great
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we have not had any accidents pop up. your travel times are off to a pretty decent tart as well. we will start to pick up as far is the speeds -- well, we may slow down with this beats with more volume. not seeing any delays as far as getting us started on this friday. 71 out of warren county, 17 minutes from kings mills to the lateral. 74, 18 minutes from the indiana side to 75. we really only have traffic on the eastbound side. we don' t have any cars heading westbound. we will keep you updated, but no problems to report right now. let' s check in with randi rico. the warm up on the way just in time for the weekend. randi: perfect timing. last week it was gorgeous. we will be pretty close to that this weekend. 35 today for the high, tomorrow is 50. we jump another 10 degree jump into sunday. let' s look at the radar this morning. you can see many spots dealing with cloudy skies and occasional
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right now they are a little steadier through butler and warren county. a little bit of a mix in fairfield. flurries are coming off of lake michigan, winds out of the northwest keep us in the path of those flurries. the winds will shift through the day and we will get rid of the flurries by lunchtime. right now, temperatures sitting at 31 degrees. with the winds, it feels like 23. a cool start to the day. your planner breaks down, 8:00 a.m., 28. at noon, the flurries come to an end. i 5:00, should see some sunshine. into the afternoon, clouds start to clear out and you can see the sunshine returning for tomorrow. jumping ahead, today, 35 with flurries.
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plan on the chance for a shower to roll in on sunday night. mark: thank you. a snapshot of a galaxy not so far away. lisa: the beautiful images of the milky way taken from the earth' s southern hemisphere. mark: and we' re live inside this year' s home and garden show. we have a preview of what you can expect if you head downtown this weekend when we return. lisa: outside live on your friday morning, hope it is a great start for you.
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ci mark: good morning, everyone. welcome back. 31 degrees. that sums of flurries. you know what that means -- well, it doesn' t mean much, just means it is cold outside. no problems waiting for you on the roads. don' t panic when you see the flurries. we are getting closer to spring and we know that because spring has arrived at the duke energy center. the cincinnati home and garden lisa:the cincinnati home and garden show kicks off this weekend. jennifer schack is live this morning giving us a preview. all things wonderful in and out. good morning. jennifer: good morning. i can promise no flurries inside center this weekend and next weekend. getting ready. saturday and sunday and next week from wednesday through sunday. joining us for ideal garage solutions, chuck shoemaker. talk about what you brought to the show this year.
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bring some new flooring concepts and cabinetry concepts to make that garage space really something that is always like a new room in the house. it will be really exciting. it is a nice, clean environment. i think all of the people coming down to the show will be excited to see that. jennifer: organization but also flooring ideas. i have seen a couple of people who do pay to their floors, but this may be a different material. what is going on? >> it is 20 times stronger than your typical of pocket product. one of the issues with a lot of floor coatings, it is nondurable enough. we have combined systems to deliver a very long-lasting, durable and attractive floor coating system. jennifer: that' s what i thought, it is so much prettier than my garage floor. there are interior remodeling ideas and also outdoor garden ideas. that is part of the show as well. it is on the other side.
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jennifer schack, wlwt news 5. lisa: thank you. we are checking some stories trending this morning. mark: one of soccer' s biggest stars surprised one of his biggest fans. a picture of 5-year-old murtaza ahmadi went viral when he made a lionel messi jersey out of a plastic bag. thanks to the soccer superstar and the united nations children fund, the boy was given two autographed shirts and a signed football from the iconic player. or soccer ball from the iconic player. the boys father says it was it was one of the happiest moments of his son' s life. when the 5-year-old was asked about becoming an internet sensation, he added, "the whole people in the whole wide world know me now." lisa: the european southern observatory has released spectacular new images showing the entire milky way galaxy. data was gathered by the apex telescope in chile. the image shows light at sub-millimeter wavelengths
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to create an image of the full area of the galactic plane as seen from the earth' s southern hemisphere. arco it was a scene right out of a child' s fairytale. a unicorn loose on a california highway. this is juliette. she' s a 20-year-old pony who spends her days making people' s dreams come true by posing as a unicorn in photo shoots. how awesome. this week, juliette got loose still wearing the unicorn horn. residents tried to catch her for hours with the help of chp as she ran dangerously close to traffic. finally, a familiar neighbor managed to bring the unicorn back home. lisa: can you imagine seeing that on the interstate? mark: a unicorn a life? imagine those 911 calls. sure, there is, ma' am. insults flying pass at the latest republican debate.
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he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." lisa: the clashes between a candidate and how john kasich responded. mark: what investigators are saying and the motivation behind a deadly attack in kansas. randi: as we look at the radar, we have flurries flying. a little more intense just inside the 275 loop near forest park. expect for today to see temperatures not moving much. it will stay cloudy, about 35 degrees. a couple of flurries through the morning after about lunchtime and they will fade in the afternoon. big-time job in temperatures as we roll it at the weekend, 50' s and 60' s on tap. lisa: 5:56 on your friday. 31 degrees. stay with us, we are coming up
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ci lisa: more than a dozen people gunned down in a shooting spree in kansas. what investigators are saying about a motive in the deadly attacks. mark: providing answers for local veterans. the meeting today connected to the problems at the va. lisa: a fiery presidential debate in texas. the heated moments from last night and what ohio governor john kasich is saying about the chance of him dropping out. >> from cincinnati' s wlwt,
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this is wlwt news 5 today. lisa: outside live on your friday morning, some flurries on and off, but nothing to put a damper on your friday war your morning commute and that is the good news. i' m lisa cooney. mark: and i' m mark hayes. i think one of our viewers described them as dip-n-dots. randi: that everybody is seeing it, but in some parts of town, the radar were showing some mixing. basically, a flurry, but is a little bit of rain, spoke cool train attaches itself to it and you get what looks like dip-n-dots. play old flurries dayton to middletown. greenhills, woodlawn, the potential is there for flurries mixed with what look like dip-n-dots falling from the


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