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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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steady flurries from springboro and through lebanon. as you head out the door this morning, to about lunchtime today, plan on some flurries lingering. the wind continues out of the northwest for the first part of the day, watching lake effect snow bands keeping intact through northern ohio and make their way to wes. i the afternoon, the winds shift and that will no longer be an issue. right now, flurries, 30 one. clausen plays, temperatures not moving all that much. lunchtime, the flurries come to an end. 35 at 4:00. discuss girl tonight. that needs a cold start tomorrow. and even if you had out tomorrow morning and it is cold, i promise the weekend warm-up, 50' s and 60' s on tap. flurries this morning, any problems on the road? kyla: no problems. i think we' re ready for the warm-up. for those heading out right now, you can look forward to some pretty clear roadways.
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the eastgate area. 32 looks good used out or westbound. 75 and mitchell, we dealt with construction earlier in the overnight hours. you can see we' re only -- we are rolling right along at or above the posted limit for these beads. here' s a look at 71 heading through parts of worn and butler county up along 71. things just running to get heavy, which happens around 6:00 in the morning. nothing out of the ordinary. we will keep you posted. mark: thank you. breaking news this morning, a gunman is dead after killing three people and wounding 14 more in a shooting spree in kansas. lisa: all of the dead and most of the wounded were shot inside a manufacturing plant in the town of hesston. eli rosenberg is there with the latest. >> the sheriff says a local police officer saved lives. he says that police officer, despite not having any back up, ran into the building, exchanged gunfire with the suspect, and
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the sheriff adding as far as he is concerned, that police officer is a hero. now a little bit about where we are. hesston is a community of 3700. it seems like everyone knows someone who works at excel, so as word came out about the shooting, a lot of people came here searching for answers about loved ones. really gut wrenching stuff. now this is what we know about the suspect. according to a federal law enforcement source, 38-year-old cedric ford is being investigated as the shooter. the ceo confirms he did work at excel as a painter. now there are several different crime scenes here. the sheriff laid out a timeline, saying from the first shooting call to what happened here. it all played out in under 30 minutes. now hesston is a town changed forever. i' m eli rosenberg in hesston, now back to you. lisa: stay on top of this story throughout the morning, both on air and on the wlwt mobile app. happening today, the man charged
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mother is expected in court. mark: dayton police arrested 34-year-old brandon carr earlier this week. he is accused of shooting and killing brittany russell. dayton police found her body two weeks ago inside a parked car. russell' s six month old baby girl was in the backseat and she was not hurt. carr will be arraigned this afternoon. lisa: new information about the investigation into the cincinnati va hospital and the claims of mismanagement. the department of veterans affairs is taking action against two top leaders after its investigation. the va 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 va hospital dr. 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. mark: reforming the cincinnati
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meeting later today. lisa: wlwt news 5' s andrew setters is live with what veterans and concerned residents can expect. andrew, good morning. andrew: good morning. expect the town hall meeting here at the millennium hotel to give people a chance to learn more about what' s been going on and going wrong at the va. this will take place a little bit later this morning. the group is bringing people together today, it is concerned veterans for america. they want to see changes made in the va, and they think that the problems that have been uncovered at our cincinnati va hospital highlight the problems going on nationwide. the problems at the va and also listening to people about their experiences. concerned veterans for america also wants to share information and find out how they can get involved in the efforts to reform the v.a.. the gathering today will take place starting at 11:00 this morning and run until 12:30 today here at the millennium hotel on 6th street downtown. reporting live andrew setters,
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mark: in commitment 2016, the republican candidates come together for the last showdown before the all-important string 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. >> talking about repeating. i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago, and i got to tell you, it was a meltdown. >> i saw you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago. >> i watched him meltdown on stage like i' ve never seen anybody. >> let' s stay focused on the subject. mark: rubio is also going after ohio governor john kasich. he says it' s time for kasich to drop out. >> well, 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
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mark: kasich says he is focusing on specific states leading up to super tuesday, including vermont, massachusetts, and virginia. aisle, just one day away from south carolina' presidential primary. hillary clinton is hitting the a big win in tomorrow' the poll numbers suggest that' s exactly what will happen, and bernie sanders seems to know that. he has moved his campaign north, hitting michigan and ohio. >> ohio, as you all know, is one of the important political states in this country. you are having a primary here on march 15. with your help, we can win this primary. >> i know how many people are supporting senator sanders among our youth. i know they may not be for me now, but i am going to be for them always to make sure you have the opportunities you deserve to have. lisa: we' re constantly updating the news from the campaign
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look under politics under the national section of our wlwt app. mark: shifting gears the bengals , will be looking to the future this weekend. on-field workouts start today at the nfl combine in indianapolis. college football stars will be trying to impress nfl scouts with different drills and workouts. today, scouts will get to see players coming from several positions, including running backs and offensive linemen. the combine wraps up on monday, and the nfl draft gets started on april 28. cutting-edge technology helping preserve part of cincinnati' s past. lisa: how scans will help with the work at union terminal. mark: a local favorite looking to bounce back. how you can help tuckers restaurant after a devastating fire. lisa: outside live on your friday, hope it is a great start for you. 31 degrees. randy, flurry still for some. randi: probably through lunchtime then we will slowly get them out of town. right now they are steadiest through butler, worn, and
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heavier just north of waynesville and inside the 275 loop toward wyoming and moving just a little further south toward the norwood lateral. as a look at the forecast for the commute, plan on flurries. they do not add up to much. fading around lunchtime, clouds great tonight, setting us up for another excellent weekend. we will break down the list of actors will finally read on when
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mark: good morning and welcome back. got some snow flurries out there. real pretty to look at right now, not causing any real problems, so don' you look out the window this
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kyla: it is going to look like dust or dip-n-dots. it is not sticking to the roads at all can not causing any problems for the commute. here' s a look at 471 and the 275 interchange and it is still pretty light. not dealing with my theory that people get out early on a friday morning. we are not really seeing that this morning. very light volume across everywhere in greater cincinnati. traveling out on 471 your 275, elsewhere, daniel carter beard bridge, traffic looks good. starting to get a little heavier but now' s the time of morning we start to see that, so nothing out of the ordinary. heading toward cincinnati, nothing delays just yet. we will keep you updated and check again in a few minutes. mark: thank you. today' s top stories, the u.s. military has launched a new campaign of cyber attacks against the islamic state. this will target the groups abilities to recruit members through social media and other
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the attacks could include attempts to stop and searches from conducting online financials or logistical transactions. lisa: today is the deadline for apple to respond to the department of justice 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 removing the password lockout. federal authorities what apple to unlock the phone as part of their investigation. marketplace and it -- president obama planning to discuss the issue of the supreme court. he wants to name a replacement for separate supreme court justice antonin scalia a. lisa: this weekend, the cincinnati home and garden show is back at it at the duke energy convention center. as you can see, we are live inside checking out all things before the show opens tomorrow.
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different displays, it will be starting tomorrow. rhine plans to reopen this summer. mark: tuckers restaurant close several months ago after a fire and now the owner needs your help. it is expected to take about there' s a fundraiser this weekend to help with the cause. wants to reopen on july 25, a went up in flames. quite people love them. they love their food. we just want to see them cooking again. >> we are hanging in there thanks to the people that stand around us and support us. without them, i would not be here. mark: tucker will be cooking again on sunday. the fundraiser goes from 11:00 4:00 at st. francis aref on liberty street. lisa: new developments with the wasson way trail. state legislators are considering finer request to
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this phase extends the trail from montgomery road in evanston to i-71 near dana avenue. a task force has requested $1.1 million in state funding. and 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 months. 18mark: technology is giving us a new inside look at union new laser scans will be used by architects and designers as they begin renovations. they spent months processing thousands of individual scans, 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 the maximum amount of work to do that upfront with the fewest surprises along the way. mark: the renovation begins this year. the cost of the project is about
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years to complete. lisa: back to the forecast. what is going on today? randi: it is friday. everybody is in a good mood to begin with. even though i' m telling you it will be called for one more day, everyone is focused on the well-timed warm-up. staying chilly today, maybe a couple of flurries through the morning. you can see where they' re coming from, off late michigan, lake enhanced snow flurries holding together and rolling through greater cincinnati and much of southwest ohio. none of them are very hefty but you can see they are steadier to the northern communities. from butler, warren, clinton counties, you are seeing some steady snow flurries, a little heavier closer to the norwood lateral. this little batch earlier was flurries, but it looked like dip-n-dots brabson' s batch right there. heading further south along the ohio, very light flurries falling along and south of the
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county -- south of mount oreb 68 and brown county. freezing from a 110 and in hamilton. later on today, it will stay cold. the clouds were stay cold so temperatures don' t move much through the day. if you have big plans for tonight, at noon, flurries come to an end, 33. 8:00 tonight, skies clear out. we are all about the glaring because that meets sunshine for the weekend but it also means a cold night ahead for tonight. futurecast is showing this morning, a couple of flurries . i think they linger after about lunchtime. and watching for clouds to clear out this afternoon. we will get a little sunshine going right before sunset tonight and there' s has overnight means if you are out early tomorrow morning -- i know i am saying weekend warm-up -- it will be cool in the morning. temperatures will climb through the afternoon up to about 50 or
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degrees for sunday . today, cloudy and cold, few flurries, 26 tonight. tomorrow, 50. sunday, 63. could have a couple of showers sunday night. we will keep the mild air in place at least for the first part of next week. lisa: now a message for the students of mason intermediate school this morning. >> hi, channel 5. we are the kids from mason intermediate, and our teacher is 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: a confrontation on the course. the golfer who found out he was messing with the wrong bird. kyla: that looks like a bird we do not want to mess with. i can' t like to see that story. as you get ready to head out for your morning commute, we are smooth. it doesn' t matter where you' re heading out, you should not have too many problems.
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kyla: welcome back. a beautiful shot of the queen city as you get ready to get started. you will still need the have your coach, but you might just need a jacket over the weekend. 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
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grade teacher. needed, whether it' s educational, physical, or mental. she is known as the school mama. you can see why. those kids giving her a big hug. 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 about our own kids. kyla: those kids really love her. mrs. rader walked away with a swag bag full of goodies from our friends bob and marianne at warm 98 and the team at modern office methods. of course the class was treated , to a pizza party by westshore pizza. if you have a teacher you think should be nominated go to , wlwt.com. look under the contests tab. lisa: thank you. new this morning, local high school students get a unique experience at butler tech
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15 students stayed up until 3:00 a.m. to see this little girl come into the world. her name is all-in and her mom, eve, paced around for nearly nine hours before she gave birth on monday. eve was boarded at the school to give the students the opportunity to witness the birth. mark: when it comes to geese, it turns out they can be a problem on the golf course. chesson hadley looked like he was picking a fight at the honda classic, and he went after the wrong goose. the bird threw up his wings and welcomed the challenge. hadley ran away and got back to golfing. watch it. watch your back. you better -- you better watch your back, powell. -- pal. lisa: i think the golfer started that one. randi: haven' t i watched "happy
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that is not a good thing. lisa: thank you, randi. randi: you are welcome. we are starting out with clouds and some flurries. more frequent to the north and east of the 275 loop along the 71 corridor. currently, one little batch little bit heavier inside the 275 loop. you can see right here at 71, kind of rolling through silverton and kenwood, some of the heavier flurries and snow showers. rolling for newtown, folks in anderson township they get some of that through the next 30 minutes or so. it is friday and that means it is fish fry forecast time. issue be a typically cool evening to head out your favorite fish five. getting in on a little sunshine right before sunset but it won' t exactly be warm. clouds are clearing out tonight and we will dip down to about 26 degrees for the low tonight. tomorrow, 50 degrees was sunshine and it looks like showers in the forecast but not
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kyla: i let out an audible mmm when you show that graphic. good morning. you can look for to some pretty clear road conditions. 71 at red bank making away northbound and southbound along the 71 corridor. clear conditions. 55 miles per hour heading out of warren county right now. 17 minutes from kings mills to the norwood lateral. nothing in increasing our travel time just yet. 65 miles per hour on the loop and picking up, you can see the have your volume but our speeds are still pretty high. no big delays and we' re still accident-free write now. we will keep you updated but really a great start for as on this friday. mark: thank you. we are back in 25 minutes when and houston. the republic -- excuse me, the republicans battle or momentum
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mark: leading the way on breaking news after a deadly shooting spree in kansas. what investigators are now saying about the gunman. lisa: stepping up the response. the latest on the plans to stop the heroin epidemic in greater
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mark: another heated debate for the republicans. where the race stands after a wild night in texas. >> from cincinnati' s wlwt , leading the way. this is wlwt news 5 today. mark: good morning, mark hayes. taking a live look outside for you this morning right at 6:30, a nice cold start your friday morning, but it is a friday and that is all that matters. lisa: and i' m lisa cooney. we' ll get to more of your headlines and traffic just ahead. we are all present and accounted for. good morning to everyone. randi rico, let' with randi: starting out with some flurries, which i' m sure dan and andrew can attest to, they are fairly light, not sticking around to anything. the big focus of the forecast is anticipating for the weekend. expect a high around 35. by tomorrow, 50. temperatures will jump another
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roll into sunday. yes, starting out with flurries. do not let that get you down. zooming on in inside the 275 loop where we are seeing the heaviest batch of snow showers. about to move through the columbia area. heading on south toward new town. this earlier did have flurries that are light and feathery, you know what i mean, they are light. it looks like dip and dots. to the north, butler and warren counties, steady flurries from springboro all the way down 75 toward westchester and sharonville. showing you where the snow is coming from, they are coming off lake michigan thanks to the northwesterly wind. by mid-to-late morning, the wind shifts just enough it doesn' t head in our direction anymore. i lunchtime, they are gone. 8:00 a.m., 28. at noon, cloudy, flurries should
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mid-to-late afternoon, the clouds start to thin out, expecting high today in the 30' s. so close to the weekend and warmer temperatures right on time. getting to work and school on-time? kyla: maybe even a few minutes early. things are looking just as they should this time of the morning. it is a friday and we are getting ready for warm weekend and your morning commute is off to a very smooth hard. cut-in-the-hill singh brake lights for the bottom of the help. this is the time of morning when you start to need a few extra minutes along 71-75. across the river, 75 at galbreath looking great southbound along the 75 corridor. 75 looks good near newman way. 74 and north bend clear as well. we will continue to keep you updated. a great start for you if you' re headed outside right now. mark: breaking news this morning, the lone gunman that went on a shooting spree in
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lisa: here' s a picture. he is 38-year-old cedric ford. he used to work at the manufacturing plant where police say he opened fire. authorities say the shootings happened thursday evening at excel industries and hesston. there were random shootings in the plane' 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. lisa: the officer who shot and authorities have not yet revealed a motive, but yet another workplace shooting making many uneasy. mark: the ceo issued a statement saying, we' re sad by the terrific event and our heart goes out to all of our employees. will stay on top of this story throughout the morning both on-air and on the wlwt
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accurate home, a deadly new reality in the heroin epidemic. there were 189 drug overdoses in the county alone the now accounts for nearly half of all death investigations. that is more than natural causes, homicides, and suicides combined. it is also 838% increase over the year before. -- it is also a 38% increase over the herbal for. lisa: today we will talk about how law-enforcement plans to tackle the problem. dan griffin is in springfield township with the story. dan: good morning. we' re expecting near more about the next steps in the battle against this deadly drug. this comes after the hamilton in county sheriff office says there have been fatal crashes involved with people who are suspected of using drugs like heroin. we have covered a handful of crashes recently involving
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when earlier this week on 275 in northern kentucky. the driver was killed, a woman and baby thrown from the car. the sheriff is partnering with several to talk about what to do next. some topics including those billboards you see next to the highway and how businesses -- the sheriff' s office says it is important the public get involved feeding tips and information about suspected drug use, trafficking, and overdoses. they say all of this can make a big difference in the fight against terror one. we will be covering this of the day and bring it to you at noon. lisa: in northern kentucky, never to target her when users behind the wheel. ft. thomas police created a new heroin interdiction team to stop drugged drivers. the team started last week patrolling throughout the city 275 and 471. in its first week, the team wrote 32 drug charges, 19 related to heroin. these results are six times higher than the traditional
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>> affluent communities, like the city of ft. thomas, aren' 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 highways. 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 charges. lisa: commitment 2016, a wild night in houston as the gop candidates faced off with a final time before voters go to the polls for super tuesday. mark: nikole killion has more. nikole: in houston
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texas hold ' em. >> donald, relax. >> you are the basket case. nikole: teaming up to russell -- lasso donald trump. >> this guy is a liar. you of a common have a commendation. does you have a combination. nikole: taking an even more aggressive stance as trump mocked his previous debate performance. >> talking about repeating, i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago. >> i saw your to your five seconds ago. nikole: the candidates made a last-ditch effort with john kasich and ben carson fighting
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>> can somebody attack me, please? >> if the numbers -- lisa: now we' re going to talk about for super tuesday arrives and hillary clinton at bernie sanders facing off in south carolina. hillary clinton currently leading in the polls there and the numbers show it to be a lopsided victory in the primary tomorrow. the latest whole is coming from clemson and clinton is 50 points ahead, 64% of 14%. mark: happening today, hamilton county' s united way success by 6 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.
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community event to honor the late lauren hill. the madison theater in covington will host a fundraiser for the lauren' s fight for a cure foundation. the naked karate girl' s group is also a part of the event. the event begins at 8:00 tonight mark: time to check in on the traffic. our things moving? tell it to a great run so far that continues to be the case as we look outside. if you' re headed out along the 275 loop, you can see those flurries flying. this is at 75 and 275. are those of you heading out of butler county, it is not impacting our commute so far this morning. we have barely seen any slow spots and those are just starting to work their way in closer to 7:00. looking your the carroll cropper bridge heading in that direction, starting to slow down a bit on both sides of the bridge. here at 275 and keller, looking in the opposite direction of the bridge toward five-mile, and you
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interstate, just picking up westbound. as you head outside, you might need a few extra minutes but those flurries, flurries no that is right. brenda go i have to hash patented. across much of greater cincinnati, especially the northern part of 275 loop. let' s zoom in on what could be the heaviest edge of snow at the moment. rolling through newtown headed down toward tabasco, folks in anderson township may see some of that as well. to the north, steadier snow showers. as you head out the door this one in, plan on some flurries. they are not impacting your drive to work or school. temperatures on the cool side, most places near freezing. with the breeze coming feels like the mid 20' s when you get any sort of a breeze this
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bundle up the kids. flurries for the bus stop. temperatures, upper 20' s to right around 30. after school, getting ready for warm weekend but it won' t be warm just yet. chilly afternoon with cloudy skies, mid-30' s. it will be great weather to get outside to go for bike ride or the playground, whatever this weekend, as we had the 50' s and 60' s. lisa: thank you. a new lineup and some new technology. the changes fans can expect heading to bunbury this year. jennifer: where you can enjoy the sights and smells of spring s north we send guys like this... on boats like these... in weather like this... all the way up here... like this... like this... crispy and crunchy.
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land of the beef, home of the deliciously different dave' s double. barker good morning and welcome back. big changes are on the way for the bunbury music festival. lisa: the three-day event is tossing tickets for something a little more advanced. wlwt news 5' s kyla woods has the details for us now kyla: we are already thinking warm thoughts when we think about bunbury, and yet at technology. some big names are coming to the festival this including the june, 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
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they also say they really using this technology at two other festivals this year, one in columbus and then the buckle-up festival in blue ash this summer. mark? mark: single-game tickets go on some for the 2016 regular season , and it is happening 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. pete rose will be inducted into the reds hall of fame. 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 when a snowstorm disrupted the party in over-the-rhine. since then bockfest organizers , have retaliated for the nasty weather by burning a snowman effigy before bockfest. it all gets started next weekend. spring has arrived at duke energy center.
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kicks off this week and. us a preview. jennifer: good morning. like last year, they separate one side of the convention re on the exterior side with what you can do for your garden. joining me is vicky hartzler step tell me about this year' s show and what people can expect. >> we still moving in but what we' re seeing so far is gorgeous hard skates and outdoor area, outdoor living, beautiful flowers. jennifer: there' s a lot of stonework and concrete mixed in with flowers. what' s it is like an extension of your house for you can have your outdoor living area. your grill, fire pit, your pizza oven all in one area. it is really nice. jennifer: what is this time of year good to put on a show like this? >> this is the first sign of spring. the home and garden show is here, time to begin those projects.
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looking at the flowers, it is beautiful to come and get a glimpse of what we can expect over the next couple of months. i think a lot of people like myself are planning out what they' re going to do for the projects for the home this year. quite you can come and attend seminars, sit in the wind guard and just think about some of the plans you have and then talk to the contractors. jennifer: tickets at the door are $12, three dollar discount at kroger and children 12 and under are free with adult admission. lisa: she looks quite comfortable on the couch relaxing, looking good. randi: she said she had walked over to miles looking at everything with her fitbit. she deserves to chill by some flowers for a couple of minutes. we will think more about spring this week and because temperatures will rebound right
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radar right now, we do have flurries and clouds around to start the morning, so not springlike today but it will get there for the weekend. . zooming in on a deeper blue that indicates the heaviest along batavia pike through union and about to head toward a milia on 125. this particular batch dropped what looked like dip-n-dots falling from the sky. flurries. springboro to waynesboro him a portions of warren county, some day. re coming from is for the michigan. northwest so trailing off the lake, moving through indiana and holding tight long enough to make it to cincinnati. a shift in the wind by lunchtime and those are no longer an issue for us. starting with lake effect flurries, but by about noon,
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sitting at 31 degrees, northwest winds at nine miles per hour so it feels like 23. the planet today shows day. flurries in the morning, upper 20' by lunchtime, barely above freezing. thanks to the clouds afternoon, 35 today. futurecast tries to get those flurries and clouds out early. i think the flurries lingered through about lunchtime and the by the evening is when the clouds will thin for us. is like ripping the blanket off. cold tonight, cold in the morning. today, 35, cloudy and cold. 26 tonight. tomorrow, sunshine and eventually 50. a nice rebound, 15 degree jump from today to tomorrow. another 10 to 15 degree jump for most of us from saturday into sunday. yes, a rain checks on sunday but for most of us that will hold
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let' s check the roads. kyla: still a pretty good start for our friday morning commute. it is friday. heading toward a warm weekend. your travel times are off to a great start. out of butler county, look at that low number, 16 minutes, so light southbound from 129 to the lateral. only 21 minutes in northern kentucky on 71-75. just starting to get all heavy. northbound for the brent spence bridge, as you can see, no big delays. not sing a long string of -- not seeing a long string of brake lights. a great start. lisa: the latest on breaking news after a shooting rampage in kansas. mark: what investigators are saying about the suspect and the motivation behind the attack. lisa: and neighborhood favorite
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you can save over 500 bucks when you switch to progressive. that's a fact. but this whole "blondes have more fun" thing... standing by for fun. mark: welcome back. checking the top 5 stories of the morning. lisa: we now know the name of the gunman who went on a shooting spree in south central kansas yesterday. officials are identifying him as 38-year-old cedric ford. authorities say the shootings happened in and around a manufacturing plant in the town of hesston.
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the employee at the plant. the sheriff says a local police officer was able to end the shooting spree. he says that police officer, despite not having any back up, ran into the building, exchanged gunfire with the suspect, and killed him. the "today" show will have the latest on the investigation coming up in a few minutes. mark: our second top story, local law enforcement looking to do more to stop the heroin epidemic in greater cincinnati. wlwt news 5' s dan griffin is leading the way in springfield township with the story. dan, good morning. dan co the hamilton county sheriff will be joining others in law enforcement this morning to talk tough about heroin. this comes after deadly crashes involving suspected use of the drug. earlier this week, a rollover crash on i-275 killed the driver and threw a woman and baby from the car, hurting them. the sheriff' s office says today they' ll talk about the epidemic, what can be done to stop it, and successes of programs in place, including those billboards you see next to the highway. we' re told several agencies and the heroin task force will also be involved in today' s
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ll be hearing from the sheriff this morning at about 9:30 this morning. we' ll have the very latest here on wlwt. live in springfield township, dan griffin, wlwt news 5. lisa: thank you. our third top story, a town hall meeting today focusing on the problems at the cincinnati va. wlwt news 5' s andrew setters is live with what veterans and concerned residents can expect. andrew? andrew: good morning. here at the millennium 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 va hospital, and learn how they can get involved. the group says the problems that have been brought to light at our local be a highlight -- va 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
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misconduct. the town hall meeting will take place starting at 11:00 here at the millennium hotel downtown, and it runs until 12:30 this afternoon. reporting live andrew setters, , wlwt news 5. mark: thank you. our fourth top story, the final push before super tuesday. the gop candidates had a heated debate in houston last night and attacks went back and forth throughout the debate. tomorrow voters will weigh-in on the democratic candidates in the south carolina primary. hillary clinton is expected to notch another win. lisa: rounding out your top five, the effort to help tucker' s restaurant. it closed several months ago after a fire and now the owner it' s expected to take about $60,000 to get the restaurant up and running. on sunday, there is a fundraiser at saint francis seraph church from 11:00 to 4:00. to reopen on july 25, a year to the day the restaurant went up mark: let' s check in with randi on the forecast. randi: only mid-30'
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re not moving much clouds in place, dealing with flurries this morning. very light snow. not causing problems. of downtown cincinnati. steady snow showers, right along 42 areas just south of batavia. as far support cast goes today, probably ending by about lunchtime. clouds cloud tonight just in time to make it cold tomorrow morning. yes, generally a warmer weekend but it will be chilly tomorrow morning. not instantaneous warm-up. tons of sunshine on sunday. things are looking good for saturday and sunday. get through today. mark: have a great day.
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good morning. tragedy in kansas. four dead, 14 injured after a gunman goes on a shooting spree at a factory where he worked. >> everybody was running. people were screaming. people were crying. >> the shooter identified as cedric ford. this morning, police say they know what may have triggered his rampage. texas smackdown. things get ugly at the republican debate, with cruz and rubio taking repeated shots at donald trump.

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