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mark: political minds now shifting from iowa to new hampshire. who won the iowa caucuses last night, and which candidates dropped out of the race altogether. lisa: a warning from health officials in the greater cincinnati area. how they' re hoping to keep locals from being infected with the expolsive zika virus. mark: overwhelming evidence in a child abuse case in campbell county. the sentencing today for a babysitter accused of injuring a baby that was 4 months old at >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way,
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mark: a furry little animal is the star of a national holiday today, and he' s got a big job ahead of him. today is groundhog day. as legend has it, if the groundhog sees his shadow, winter will last another six weeks. but if not, an early spring is expected. break out the flip-flops and shorts. good morning, everyone. lisa: i' m lisa cooney. your headlines are straight ahead. we will find out when the sun comes out and becomes a rodent rat. [laughter] randi: he is very divisive. if you go either way. our forecast today, temperatures in the 60' s. if i can do it by my shadow that would be awesome. we take a look at the forecast. we are talking 60' s and storms
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we take a look at the radar and this is a big storm system. blizzard conditions up through minnesota and wisconsin today. we are on the warm side of things rolling through kansas city and the warm air is moving in our direction. thunderstorms will be rolling into greater cincinnati. this morning increasing clouds in the morning and temperatures, most places in the 30' s. the breakdown for today, 35 degrees at 8:00 a.m. we will make it into the low 60' s this afternoon. spotty rain possible need afternoon. we will take a look at the timeline for the storms to roll in and when the rain moves out
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mark: thank you. in the iowa caucuses last night, the republican side had a clear winner. candidate ted cruz raking in the most votes. but on the democrat side, it was a different story. wlwt news 5' s miriah turner is at the live alert desk with the latest. miriah: it appears that among the two remaining democratic presidential candidates, there was no definite winner last night. the caucuses ended early for democrat martin o' malley, who only brought in about 1% of support among caucus-goers, leading him to announce he was suspending his campaign. from early on, it was clear that it would be a tight race between candidates hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders. now with all precincts reporting, clinton being declared the winner. it was a close caucus. hillary clinton was the first among the two to take the stage. bernie following suit not long after. mrs. clinton: i will keep doing
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ve done my entire life. i will keep standing up for you. i will keep fighting for you. i will always work to achieve the america that i believe in. mr. sanders: as i think about what happened tonight, i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment. miriah: after months of campaigning, the iowa caucuses are the first presidential contest that counts. going forward, the new hampshire primaries are next on the docket. as far as the democrats go, bernie sanders looks assured of a win. current polls showing he leads in new hampshire with 57%, over clinton' s 34%. from the live alert desk, i' m miriah turner. lisa: as for the republicans, ted cruz came out on top. the republican side also lost a candidate last night.
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the presidential race. front-runner donald trump fell to a solid second place in the iowa caucuses, coming up behind cruz, 28% to 24%. marco rubio took third place, not far behind trump, coming in our coverage of last night' s caucuses continues online. we have a special feature on if iowa matters with the caucus winners since 1980, and nine great quotations about the iowa it' s all on wlwt.com. happening today, a former babysitter will be sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of child abuse. mark: wlwt news 5' s dan griffin is in newport this morning with the latest developments on the case. dan? dan: good morning. desiree rankin faces three months in jail for abusing children she was hired to care for. this comes more than a year after a mother in campbell county noticed her baby daughter was bruised and started
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last week, rankin pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal abuse for children under 12. her attorney told us she took an alford plea deal, meaning she admitted there was damaging evidence but not that she committed a crime. the mother of one of the alleged victims told us her daughter was just 4 months old when she first noticed bruising, then twitching. and shortly after, doctors at children' s hospital determined her injuries weren' t accidental. this morning, desiree rankin will face a judge for sentencing. she could face three months behind bars or house arrest. at the same time, the mother of one of the victims is pushing for sophie' s law, a mandatory registry for convicted child abusers. dan griffin, wlwt news 5. mark: thank you. local fallout to a world health emergency. a strong travel warning from cincinnati' s health department tied to the rapidly spreading zika virus. wlwt news 5' s emily wood tells us about the advisory that will likely change many spring breaks
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emily: the health department is taking action to get the word out locally. whether it' s spring break or a summer vacation, many trips to south america and the caribbean may have to be rescheduled, thanks to the mosquito-born virus zika. there is growing evidence the virus is causing severe birth defects among babies born to mothers who were infected during pregnancy. >> the main thing, don' t put yourself at risk. don' t put your baby at risk. and if you are pregnant, absolutely do not go. emily: dr. o' dell owens says there are two ways to contract the virus. direct contact by an infected mosquito in one of the 21 countries in mexico, south america and the caribbean. or local transmission from someone in the south traveling back from the infected region. >> we don' t have it in ohio but it is in places like georgia, where a person can come back to georgia, get bit by one of those mosquitos, and then bite someone
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to get pregnant. emily: according to the cdc, only one in five people infected with the virus will get sick. and even though the early symptoms are hard to detect, there are things to look for if you are unsure. >> for local people here in this area who think maybe they may have the symptoms, which is usually a fever, a rash, pain in the joints, ocassionally a pink eye, they can go to their doctor and we can arrange for a blood test to be sent to the cdc to see if you' ve been affected. emilly: right now no locally reported cases have been reported in the u.s. emily wood, news 5. mark: zika has been an issue for nearly a year now, starting last may in brazil. if not for this apparent link between zika and birth defects, there would be no emergency.
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sounds like we have some springlike weather moving in. randi: temperatures up into the 60' s. thunderstorms a rolling in our direction tonight. t-storm has blizzard conditions off to the north. gusty winds will be your main concern into the late evening and overnight hours. it is still cold enough that you will need a thicker jacket. temperatures in the mid and upper 30' s. on the way home this afternoon, we will be in the upper 50' s and flirting with 60 in some towns with maybe some spotty rain. scattered showers are possible this afternoon. maybe some stronger storms and
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you may have some storms that way them up in the middle of the night if there is some lightning going on. kyla: no problems on this tuesday. very clear roadways. 71 looks good and very light, as we only have a couple of cars making their way north and southbound. rolling right along east and west them, a smooth start to your tuesday morning. there is one spot where you will see some volume no matter what time it is. we will keep you updated all morning long. lisa: thank you. it' s the super bowl' s silly season. mark: the broncos and panthers meet the media with some questions they won' t soon forget. lisa: teasers for the super bow now coming out to tempt viewers. how some will make you laugh,
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back. we' re checking the weather and traffic coming up.
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heart-warming story of the morning. mark: miriah turner joins us now with the details and other trending news. good morning. miriah: head coach jim mora and the bruins announced on twitter over the weekend they have added a five-star recruit, and not just any five-star player. the bruins were able to sign cade spinello, a 9-year-old who is blind and has been battling a brain tumor for four years. he' s also a huge ucla fan. spinello has been around the bruins' program since last season, when he was brought in season, when he was brought in to participate in practice one day, but now he' s officially is a bruin. here is a picture of his letter of intent. great story. we' re already getting a glimpse at some of the super bowl ads you' ll see this sunday. snickers released a teaser of their ad which shows what appears to be hollywood icon marilyn monroe serenading the super bowl on its 50th birthday. but things don' t go as expected. snickers says the ad will feature a funny surprise that
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laugh. and check out heinz' s super bowl ad. in it, a group of wiener dogs are shown running across a field to reach a family of heinz condiments. this while harry nilsson' s "without you" plays in the background. the spot is part of a new heinz campaign called "meet the ketchups." a 30-second spot in this year' s super bowl is costing company' s $5 million. mark: whoa. lisa: you have to go mustard. >> the running of the wieners. lisa: that seems to the the lucky continent. miriah: i have no preference. relish. lisa: i can go for all three. if it is out there, i will put it on.
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randi: we do not stay up for it. that is the issue. it is weird. this is the best one before it even happens. let' s take a look at the forecast. 6:00 this morning, 35 degrees, on the cool side. after work, 60. very mild but spotty rain will be moving in. some parts of town you could get more. as you train for the flying pig, we have found zero degrees and 60 today. snap a photo and send it to me. we' re going to stay warm and see cold air and a good bit ofw ind. guys?
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cardinals making a big comeback after a loss to virginia. lisa: wlwt news 5' s derek forrest tells us how they did last night taking on the number-two-ranked tarheels. derek: the cardinals are looking to bounce back after their loss against virginia as the number two team in the country made their way to the young center. 45-45 in the second half. donovan mitchell knocks down the jumper. the three from the top of the kep is good -- top of the key is good and the louisville cardinals are up in the going to upset north carolina, 71 -65.
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first half. tyler white knocks down the three. later in the half, they go inside to drew mcdonald. he had a career-high 23 points. this would give them the win and they win it. eric washington has been suspended for the red hawks game with eastern michigan later tonight. he leads the team in scoring. high school news. deshawn tate jones made his college announcement, "i will further my career at ohio state." -- iowa state, excuse me. he threw for nine touchdowns and
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-- 29 scores on the ground. tyler eifert hurt his foot on this play and left the stadium in a walking boot. the results were negative. the injury is nothing to be worried about. super bowl opening-night in san francisco on monday. peyton manning said he didn' t know if the super bowl was going to be his last football game. >> congratulations on the super bowl. i took the liberty of wrapping up a few plays. we can go through them now or later. at dinner time, do you huddle up? derek: that is a look at boards.
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have a good morning. mark: the questions. randi: all of the rest of the reporters look normal. lisa: he was right there in front. mark: right. lisa: randi is not having any of it. they are always a good sport about it. randi: when house you going to ask those questions? we are talking about springtime thunderstorms. you can see we do have clouds rolling in into greater cincinnati, and it will be a cloudy and windy day. thunderstorms in kansas city and over towards omaha. take a look. winter storm warnings into wisconsin and portions of iowa.
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as winter weather. to the south, there is a threat for severe weather. you will notice much of greater cincinnati in the yellow, which is a slight risk for severe weather. all the way down toward the gulf coast. the worst of the weather stays in the south. we have the potential for some stronger thunderstorms this evening. our temperature right now, 35 degrees. the wind, six miles per hour. 8:00 in the morning, the temperatures are close to where we are right now. by lunchtime we are pushing. 50 3:00 this afternoon, 58 degrees. there could be a spotty sprinkle.
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the late evening hours. just clouding things up with temperatures warming up. 60' s and you can see maybe a passing sprinkle 4:00, 5:00. chance for severe storms ramps up after 9:00 p.m. tonight. some of it has some intense rainfall and maybe some gusty winds. midnight, the back edge will be insight. damaging winds are the primary threat. 62 degrees today, windy and mild with spotty rain in the afternoon. 52 for the high tomorrow and it
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50' s on tap for the weekend. maybe a couple of flurries into monday. mark: thank you. recent advances in technology have led to major strides in communication for the healthcare field. lisa: uc health west chester is the latest in a string of hospitals to add a new component to their care. kyla is here with the innovative changes. kyla: you do not think avenue hospital stays as pleasant, but with access to a good mix of technology, including medical records, pandora, and netflix, a patient might be a little bit more comfortable. starting today, uc health west chester will launch my uc health bedside, an interactive experience. each patient, with the help of a liasion, who will introduce each feature, will be able to effectively communicate with hospital staff with the touch of a button. it gives patients and their families unprecedented access to
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missed messages or medications. >> we' ve actually had patients come to us and tell us, "hey, i' m missing a medication that i usually get at home." >> and i can do everything on it this i can at home, so it' s like having a little piece of home here with me. kyla: non-urgent requests such as ice chips and snacks can also be made through the tablets. administrators at uc health west chester told us that within five years, this could be the standard for most medical insititutions. mark and lisa? mark: thank you. the covington police department is working to strengthen relationships with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. the department announced two new liaisons on its facebook to serve as a communication link. the lgbt liaisons will work to develop trust and understanding between police and residents who identify as lgbt. lisa: another local police station is joining a national trend. oxford police say they will now
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lobby as a safe exchange zone. the department says buyers and sellers are allowed to use their building on poplar street any day from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. just yesterday, the butler county jail started its own safe exchange program. the new trend follows assaults, robberies, and other issues when people meet to exchange cash for goods. >> cincinnati' s certified most accurate forecast. randi: it will feel like spring on this groundhog day. the first part of the day, watching some clouds roll in and wrapping up those temperatures. by the evening drive, maybe some spotty rain and mild conditions. the real threat comes in after 9:00 tonight. increasing clouds through the morning and maybe a passing
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they get stronger as we approach 9:00 tonight. the window of opportunity for some severe weather. small threat for hail annie tornado threat is exceptionally low and much higher into tennessee and southern kentucky. colder air will eventually filter in. a very windy wednesday on tap and cooler air towards thursday. we will have a try stretch for several days. kyla: good morning to you. green conditions and that means all of our speeds are positively reflected this morning. 17 minutes from the indiana side. a quick 13
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minutes on 71, 75 north or southbound, maybe checking on some tires. but they are out of the travel lanes. so keep that in mind along 71, 75. mark: thank you. the cincinnati streetcar already becoming a headache for some locals living near the tracks. lisa: how residents and those
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