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jonathan: now on news 5 today, greater cincinnati dealing with its first case of the zika virus. we'll tell you where the case is being reported and what health officials want you to know.
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to aherosuperhero. details ahead. jonathan: don't expect sunshine temperatures. meteorologist jennifer schack has a blast of winter weather we're getting ready for this weekend. 2016. this is news 5 today. wlwt-tv] jonathan: good morning. welcome to news 5 today. saturday. i'm jonathan hawgood. schack. i'm glad that valentine's weekend will bring warm feelings from the hearts of many, because the air is not going to do it. jennifer: would you rather have a very cold day with no snow, wind chills single digits, or some snow showers around but temperatures starting to climb? that's the mix. jonathan: depends how far we're talking about climbing. if we could avoid the snow. 25 is not that attractive.
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jonathan: can we make it 35? jennifer: no. but we have help in the long range forecast. the short range is cold and active in terms of snow. we get better in time, but we have to get there. this morning, it feels like the wind chills are below zero. we're struggling with a cold start. most completely quiet on the wlwt radar. here in the 275 loop, no concerns, no additional flur re flurries. what's left over, sinking to the south, should not be a concern. a couple more flakes flying down through southern highland county. maybe into northern parts of brown county. that's the extent. most of us will have scattered clouds this morning and high visibility. satellite and radar combined showing some of the snow showers last evening. that moisture cutting off from lake michigan this morning will help quiet us down the rest of the morning. visibilities are high. but it's breezy. that wind chill is bitter to start off. so a very cold saturday morning. we'll keep it cold this afternoon. then we start snow chances
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they'll linger into the work week. we'll talk about how much snow we're talking about coming up. jonathan. jonathan: thanks. the cincinnati is paying attention. road crews are on 12-hour shifts looking to prevent slick roads. they'll focus on areas prone to freezing and retreating roads. they're prepared to stay on duty around the clock through the weekend. wlwt news 5 leads the way on winter weather. download our wlwt app and see the newscast and get severe weather alerts on your phone or mobile device. the zika virus is now in cincinnati. the first case, a butler county woman who traveled to south america. wlwt news 5's emily wood has more on the message being sent from the health department. reporter: e.r. doctor joseph kahn says the zika virus is all about mosquitos. right now, in ohio, it's little cause for concern. >> the main route of contracting the disease is mosquitos. right now, it's so cold that
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thing. reporter: dr. kahn says it would be virtually impossible to contract the virus through casual contact with someone sick. >> it can be transferred via blood contact or sex and that's pretty much it. reporter: butler county health director pat berg says the biggest risk is for pregnant women traveling to central and south america. so far, the zika virus has been linked to birth defects in newborns. only one in five people infected will even show signs of symptoms. illness. we have only 20% of the people that actually have the virus even become ill at all. most of the symptoms are mild. reporter: with so few cases in the u.s. and even ohio, health experts are in a bit of a holding pattern as more people become educated and aware of the virus. >> we haven't fielded many questions so far. i would imagine this will stir up some questions.
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concerned about how do i get it. how sick am i going to be. how am i going to know. jonathan: to answer the three questions, you get zika virus from a mosquito. the sickness is mild to moderate. symptoms include fever, rash, headache, pink eye and joint pain. i hope you don't get it. all four cases in ohio involve returning travelers. no one's contracted the virus while in the state. a possible repeat drug offender arrested again for making and possessing drugs near two schools. let's bring his picture up. 42-year-old noah eric is being held on $20,000 bond. police say he had chemicals used to make a controlled substance inside a home on harrison avenue, near harrison elementary school and st. john the baptist school. noah will face a grand jury on monday on his original illegal assembly, manufacturing and drug possession charges. happening today a local community is coming together to
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lost his battle to cancer. wlwt news 5 's richard chiles live in the newsroom with the funeral for taylor grant. richard: good morning. taylor grant passed away neuroblastoma. today, team taylor will say good-bye. 5-year-old taylor inspired many people in greater cincinnati. the community wanted to honor him with a super here hero sendoff because he loved ninja turtles. people donated flowers and limos. spring grove donated the burial plot. these final acts of kindness are giving solace to taylor's mother. >> i thank god we were able to change lives and show people our story. richard: today, a private
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the public funeral is scheduled for 11:00. team taylor became an official nonprofit organization, dedicated to helping other kids with cancer. jonathan: thank you. students in harrison are trying to ease the water crisis in flint, michigan. they're hosting a bottled water drive. the fundraiser is organized at harrison junior school. they're teerming up ing teaming up with kroger. there will be a booth at the harrison kroger location from 10:00 until 2:00. more than 1,200 cases have been collected. they hope to get 4,000 by tuesday. water will be delivered wednesday. a boone county middle school making a difference for our youth. colts care is trying to make kids more comfortable in their new foster homes with pooky pouches. last night, students from seven schools helped put together the bags with school supplies, personal care items and stuffed animals. their goal was to make 500 pooky
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jonathan: welcome back. nine people remain missing after the earthquake in taiwan. authorities detained a building's developer and two architects on suspicion of negligent homicide, accused of cutting corners in the construction of the apartments. pope francis has officially begun his visit to mexico. the pope arrived last night to a rousing airport welcome. the pope, who is visiting mexico until wednesday, was greeted by the nation's president and first lady. francis blessed children and waved to the cheering crowds before driving through the city in the pope mobile. new york city preparing for what is set to be the coldest air mass of the winter. a wind chill advisory is in effect for new york city. temperatures are expected to be as low as 4 degrees with the wind chills ranging from 18 to
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new york city's mayor is having city workers bring people living on the streets into shelters and hospitals. let's talk local weather. jonathan: it's cold. we need to be careful about pets, the elderly and the homeless. hopefully they can get to the warm shelters. jennifer: the coldest part, this morning. wind chills area-wide are around five below. the potential for ten below. we improve a little bit this afternoon. the actual air temperature is colder tonight. the winds will be weaker. a little improvement, but it's a cold start to the weekend. there's not much of a concern today in terms of flurries or snow. we have leftover flakes from last night weakening. a pretty active winter weekend expected. this morning, on the cold side. flakes through highland and brown county on the radar. this is left over from the spots last night that got an
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of snow from friday evening's snow showers. just a lingering tail of moisture. a little rib been bon left over. it's not much to talk about. we had visibility drop off in wilmington when it moved through. maybe a couple flakes for mason and loveland. it slid through lebanon. camera. there's more in the way of tracks downtown where they got an additional covering briefly out of the snow band that came through in the last hour. we have a little bit of additional concern for traveling this morning because of it. 12 degrees the current temperature. it feels like two below. the wind out of the northwest at 12 miles an hour. a very cold saturday morning. moisture is starting to shunt. we have limited moisture off of lake michigan. high pressure building in from the midwest will this afternoon help weaken winds. they'll stay breezy this morning but weaken for the late afternoon. so a pretty quiet setup for the rest of the day today and for the overnight.
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side of the high pressure. here comes our next chance for snow. tailing right in tomorrow afternoon. so we start increasing our clouds in the morning. we get into the afternoon with snow showers arriving. this computer model is aggressive in terms of moderate to heavy bands of snow. might not see quite this much activity, but it does look like an accumulating snowfall the second half of sunday into monday morning. by the time it's done, an inch or two out of this. still some concerns for traveling on monday morning for monday morning's commute. that's the next chance. monday afternoon, there's another storm system coming in from the southwest. there's quite a bit of moisture left over still from sunday night. this low pressure will grab more. we still have enough cold air left over. we'll watch the exact path of the low pressure. that will have a big influence on some accumulating snowfall on the northern and northwest side of the low pressure. the models are varying quite a bit on its path. some of them are clipping our
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afternoon. if we do get into this, this could be more of a potent storm for monday afternoon and evening. it lifts out. we could still see wraparound moisture tuesday as clouds continue. for sunday, monday and tuesday, watching. sunday afternoon, snow arrives, maybe a little bit moderate intensity at times. accumulation of one to two. possibly isolated higher totals monday morning. monday forecast, a mix in the afternoon, moving towards snow on the southeast side of town. the monday storm could vary and we could end up dry. tuesday, lingering clouds, light flurrys and rain drops mixed in. 21 degrees for the high today. we bring back afternoon sun. six degrees tonight. not as much of a wind chill expected. tomorrow afternoon, clouds and snow arriving for the afternoon. i think the snow spreads during
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light to moderate snow showers for all of us sunday evening. it's spotty by monday morning. this is the most aggressive model in terms of snow lingering. looks like accumulation for everyone by monday morning, one to two inches. the cold temperatures this weekend. we climb next week. we have snow chances monday and tuesday. then temperatures climb late in the forecast. we're expecting highs back in the low 50s by friday. jonathan: local high school basketball teams finishing the regular season, but the competition as hot as ever. details in your morning sports. george: welcome to the blitz on a saturday morning. i'm george vogel, alongside elise jesse. how about moeller hosting a tough lasalle team last night. lasalle won ten straight games down the stretch of the season. elise: moeller, though, they lost to elder last week. they also lost their senior point guard, nate georgeton, to
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last night, a share of the gcl title was on the line. zach wells has more on the moeller/lasalle matchup. zach: good morning, george and elise. have you heard the expression, all we need to know we learned in kindergarten. sharing is on that list. but in this instance, you can understand if lasalle wanted no part of it. recipe was clear. beat the men of moeller on outright gcl title to the west side. lasalle was locked in on the road on senior night for the men of moeller. trey kilgore knocks down a three. put it in the books. lasalle went to halftime with a four-point lead. moeller battled back in the second half. isaiah peyton. trey mcbride is not afraid of heights. the alley-oop. it was tied at 41 in the closing seconds. peyton's foul line jumper missed. mcbride crashed the offensive glass with three seconds left. look at the look of it. c.j. fleming got it for the win at the buzzer.
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title, 43-41. >> that was a helluva play. helluva play. and i saw that ball roll in, i'm hoping that would not roll out. just it went in. it was clutch. >> i can't explain how i feel. it felt like it was for everything. i'm glad it went in. nice way to end my career at moeller. zach: lasalle and moeller will share the gcl title with elder. these are rivals, of course. a class moment pregame when lasalle coach dan fleming hand delivered written well wishes from his team to moeller point guard nate georgeton, who elise alluded to a moment ago. his career ended early with a knee injury. back to you guys. george: trey mcbride's dad, walt, a proud papa. we're at roger bacon. mcnick on vine street to take on the spartans. ryan reedy to cameron hanes, two for the rockets. back the other way for bacon. bibbs going to take it, pull up. hit the jumper. bacon up by six after three quarters of play.
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control. william green takes the baseline. bacon wins it, 55-45, over mcnick. elise: covington catholic's basketball program hasn't lost in nearly a month. they picked a good time to go on a win streak. george: no doubt about it. dixie height colonels would be the cov cath colonels' next victim. battle of the colonels last night. elise: first game of a twin bill featured cov cath and dixie. andy flood getting things started for the colonels with the basket and the foul. he had 17 on the night. dixie around the perimeter. hunter meyer drains this three-ball, but they couldn't get it going on the offensive end. c.j. frederick, crossing over, goes behind the back. down the lane for two of his game-high 20 last night. cov cath wins it, 58-31. george: game two at nku, the
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new cath, young and with shooters like stephen pangallo. holmes, lj miller gets in the paint, out to brandon moore. that's a buth bucket for the dawgs. new cath with size too. watch 6'8" ben wire. the lefty off the glass for two. new cath, 49-31. >> mcdonald's of greater cincinnati is proud to present the mcdonald's blitz 5 student-athlete of the week. george: karen gavin is a senior at little miami high school and is on the lacrosse and swimming teams. karen received honorable mention for girls lacrosse and is a two-year varsity letter winner in swimming, lacrosse and band. class she's on the principal's karen has a gpa of 4.0 matt prewitt is on the football he's also a senior. he's a three-year varsity letterman and three time academic all southwest ohio conference. he's a member of a church youth
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community service group. matt's gpa is also 4.0 unweighted. if you know someone who deserves to be our next mcdonald's student-athlete of the week, let us know. drop us a line at 1700 young street, cincinnati, 45202 or e mail us, blitz 5@wlwt.com. jonathan: are you scrambling over last minute valentine's day flowers? coming up, we'll tell you about the growing trends that could solve your problems. and your live look outside. citycam 5. what have you got for us? museum center at union terminal with wispy smoke billowing out the right side of the building.
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this time of year. >> the food customer keep growing because they retain their customers as well as they're reaching out to many different people and the demographic has been very young. but it's also very broad range. jonathan: the company is booqs. it's just one of many startups in this on-demand market. good luck getting those flowers. a michigan man is getting help in the love department. matt hill's coworkers recently surprised him by putting his face and contact information on a billboard. the 25-year-old says he was pretty surprised by the gesture. but he's making the most of it. he says he's taken dozens of calls, texts and e-mails from potential suitors. he says he's not looking for a fling. he's hoping to find someone to settle down with.
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obamacare about you more than you even know. that's right. obamacare. jonathan: president obama having fun with ellen degeneris. he was in california for fund raisers and accepted an invitation to chat with ellen. they taped a few valentine's day messages from the president himself. mr. obama was last on the show back in 2007, when he was just a candidate for president. actress and comedian mels ka mccarthy taking her talents to "saturday night live" this week. she'll be on tonight. musical guest is kanye west. it's tonight after news 5 at 11:00. still a lot more ahead on news 5, making sure love and money isn't lost on valentine's day. the scam that cost one local man $100,000. and your live look outside. citycam 5. newport on the levee. you're looking well lit, calm, peaceful. all clear, not too populated at this early hour.
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against ray tensing. tough talk from former president bill clinton. why he told local voters they should vote his wife into the white house. weekend. meteorologist jennifer schack has how low the temperatures will go and how snow showers can impact valentine's day plans. it's saturday, february 13, 2016. wlwt-tv] jonathan: good morning. welcome to news 5 today. thanks for joining us. i'm jonathan hawgood. meteorologist jennifer schack checked out the godfather series this week. she's going to make it a forecast we can't refuse. jennifer: well, you can't refuse it, but you're not going to like it.
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the hands. let's get into weather. there are a couple of flurries. i was checking out the weather bug in lebanon. it's tough to treat snow when it's this cold. if you live that way, spots that are tricky travel right now diminishing. that's all that's left from the lingering show showers. satellite and radar combined showing the moisture being limited. we'll give way to sunshine later on. visibility is high at ten miles. the temperature is our biggest concern around 12 degrees. the cold temperature is the big story today. snow returns for end of the
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we'll go into details coming up. jonathan: jennifer, thanks. a civil lawsuit in the death of sam dubose. a wrongful death filing that and accused killer, ray tensing. the federal suit claims excessive force, plus assault and battery by tensing. the family is asking for damages the dubose family settled for $4.8 million with the university. tensing is charged with murder shooting. a trial date has been set for october. >> it's not worth it. it's just totally not worth it. there are so many sharks out there just wanting to take your jonathan: a local man with a warning for everyone after being taken for six figures. sweetheart scams gain momentum with valentine's day almost here. most are disguised on social media and online sites.
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establishes relationships with sending them money. often over the course of months. >> it was in small increments. added up over six, eight months, it turned out to be about a hundred. these scam artists, no matter your emotions. they're really good at it. who are vulnerable, maybe someone's come off a bad situation and then their romanced and they prey upon jonathan: all said, the man you heard from in the first part of this, ray, sent $100,000 in money. the ag's office says it's a common case. last year, ohio's attorney general received about 40 complaints involving so-called sweetheart scams. most people reported losing about $7300. remembering a brave young boy who fought cancer. the funeral for taylor grant is this morning. richard chiles has how it will be built for a superhero.
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certainly a brave fight for taylor grant. taylor passed away after a battle with neuroblastoma february 3rd. today, team taylor's going to say good-bye, remembering the short-lived legacy that will never be forgotten. taylor inspired many in greater cincinnati. the community wanted to honor the 5-year-old with a superhero sendoff because he loved the ninja turtles. last night, there was a memorial skate at the fun factory. today, jc battle and sons will donate all funeral service expenses. people across the tri-state donated flowers, limo services and bring grove donated the burial plot with a discount. >> my heart went out to them. i said that mother is really taking care of her child. people have come by, made anonymous donations from a mother to another mother. and i said, wow.
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a private visitation will begin at 9:30. a public fubl neral will be held at 11:00. team taylor will become an official nonprofit, dedicated to helping other kids with cancer. jonathan: the presidential race a big topic at a local gop tradition. the hamilton county republicans hosted their lincoln reagan dinner at music hall. keynote speaker army colonel alan west and rob portman weighed in on ohio governor john kasich's 2016 run. >> it's good. he's got the right message. he's telling people what he did here in ohio. folks want to know just if you can give a good speech but whether you can actually perform and help make things better. that's what he did here. >> the challenge will be to develop an infrastructure down in south carolina. we'll see how he fares down there. on the republican side, the six remaining presidential candidates will debate in greenville, south carolina tonight. ted cruz and donald trump have each won a state.
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week. the debate comes a day after a visit to cincinnati by former president bill clinton. he did campaigning and fund-raising for his wife. the event was put together quickly in the aftermath of a tough night in the new hampshire primary for hillary. also held a private fundraiser at the contemporary arts center. bill's goal in cincinnati, he says, is to excite the youth. >> this may be the most important thing for you who are young. the next president of the united states, in all probability, will have between one and three appointments to the united states supreme court. jonathan: clinton sold supporters his wife is the best change maker he's ever known. the event raised $200,000. are you looking to add to your family? it's the perfect weekend to do so. cincinnati's largest pet
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valentine, is today at the sharonville convention center from 10:00 to 5:00. it features more than 700 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. they're from more than 40 groups. if you can't make it out today, the event runs tomorrow as well during the same hours. new details emerging after two high school students are killed. coming up, we'll tell you what police believed fueled the shooting that left two young girls dead. and turning lemons into lemonade. years after a massive sinkhole destroyed some of the valuable exhibits, a museum in kentucky is commemorating the event. and your live look outside. citycam 5. love the steam. is that the ohio river behind? it is. boy, talk about hot and cold. stay with us.
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jonathan: welcome back. new developments today after two
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killed at a high school in phoenix suburb. police are calling the shooting a murder suicide after finding a suicide note at the scene. both victims were shot once and a weapon was found near the bodies, near the school's cafeteria. police are not releasing the names of the sophomores. but one of the girls was identified by her family. terrifying moments inside a columbus restaurant. several people are in the hospital this morning after a man with a machete started attacking customers. mohamed berry was shot and killed by police after they say he hurt four people at the nazareth restaurant. this, as we said, is in columbus. investigators say he charged at them with two large knives. everyone injured is expected to survive. a neighbor of the attacker, who didn't want to be identified, was evacuated in the middle of the night by an fbi raid and had to answer questions about her neighbor. >> you never saw people come and go, just him? >> just him.
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friends or anything. i've never heard anything in his apartment. jonathan: the fbi has yesterday to say if this was a random attack or connected to terrorism. >> two years after eight prized cars plummeted into a sinkhole, the national corvette museum opened an exhibit commemorating the event in bowling green, kentucky. thankfully, no one was hurt when the 20-foot deep sinkhole tore through the museum in 2014. what kind of soil did you say caused it? jennifer: karst. jonathan: now it's open for viewing. in addition to telling the story of the sinkhole, it provides geology lessons about how sinkholes form. needing that soil that our meteorologist, our smart scientist in the room, knew. a showdown on the court between one basketball team looking to maintain winning ways. details on what happened in morning sports.
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jennifer: let's talk about flurries out there. we have a couple of flakes from last evening, diminishing this morning. not much of a concern for saturday morning in terms of travel or snow accumulation, but we end on a snowy note. we'll talk about how much snow we expect come monday morning. thanks for starting your
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jennifer: a couple of snow flurry ies trailing in this morning through clinton and warren countys. they're dissipating at this hour. not much left over. they did cause an additional quick covering in lebanon. wouldn't be surprised to see that for most of clinton and warren countys this morning. you may have tricky travel in spots. when you have air temperatures around ten degrees, it's tough to treat the roads. lebanon, you can see the tracks on the roads. i was looking at the time lapse earlier. they were not there around midnight. the snow band came through. use caution this morning in the northeast counties. 12 degrees currently. the northwest wind at 12 miles an hour.
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it feels like two below zero. we have several locations where it feels like five and six degrees below zero. near wind chill advisory criteria for the sharp cold temperatures this morning. satellite and radar combined showing last evening's snow showers diminishing into a couple of fleeting flakes. the clouds are breaking up quite a bit. we should bring back a good amount of sunshine today. the winds are breezy this morning. as high pressure builds this afternoon, they should weaken. under partly cloudy skies, highs around 20. the wind chills are making it to around 10, maybe 11 or 12 degrees this afternoon. it will be the coldest day of the last couple with that arctic high pressure overhead today. on the back side tomorrow, cloud noept note the snow. the second half of the weekend afternoon. it will be pushing across the midwest and locally for the afternoon and evening, light to moderate snow, a couple of bands maybe slightly heavy and still lingering snow showers into
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monday morning. so it does look like a prolonged setup there where we will end up with accumulation out of this round for the late weekend. then we turn our attention monday to a low pressure that's moving in from the southern plains, watching the path of the low pressure because the models are all over the place on where it's going to line up heading up the appalachian mountains and how much moisture there is on the northwest side of it, where we'll end up. there is a potential for accumulating snow. we also have a chance for a little to be mixed in with rainfall, which would minimize accumulation. the second storm not as defined, but something to watch early in the work week. we have a couple days in a row sunday, monday, tuesday with snow chances to be watching. sunday evening and overnight, we get snowfall and end up with one to two inches. a couple spots slightly higher. especially southern counties. monday, the chance for a brief
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storm system skirting by the region could drop additional accumulation. none expected tuesday. flurries continue. 21 today. we have partly cloudy skies. we drop off to 6 tonight. the winds will weaken. snow arrives tomorrow afternoon. we end up with 25. here's futurecast with the aggressive form sunday. everyone, by 3:00, 4:00, seeing snowfall. some of the bands may be moderate to heavy intensity. should break up late sunday night into monday morning. enough flurries still flying monday morning could cause problems for the commute. especially with the temperatures in the 20s. cold this weekend. mid 30s for monday and tuesday with snow showers. we quiet down the second half of the work week. here's your saturday morning sports. george: back with more blitz on a saturday morning, the mason comets having a phenomenal year while colerain was looking to
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elise: tough year for the cardinals. opposite end of the greater miami conference. derek forest has more. reporter: before the game, between mason and colerain, rockets head coach was honored for winning his 300th game as the head coach at mason. greg richards accomplish the fade tuesday night in a win over middletown, improving his record to 300-151 overall. coach richards says the milestone couldn't have been reached without the people around him. >> like i told our guys after the game the other night in the middle town locker room, not only for those guys to accomplish what they have this year for our team and success, but three of the guys standing there that are coaches were also previous players. they were all part of that too. so it's kind of neat. again, longevity with good people around you, coaches, players and family. that's what we look at and that's what we pride our selves on. reporter: as for the game, it was senior night at mason as
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quarter. matt king, the baseline jumper for the comets, knocks it down. they were up two. time winding down. off the miss, nick martini picks up the loose ball, throws up the three. that's bank. it beats the buzzer. colerain down one after the first quarter. mason goes on to win, 79-35. the comets improve to 20-1 on the season. they outscored colerain, 64-21 in the final three quarters as coach richards' record improves to 301-151. show me the fist pump. george: it's time for the blitz basketball insider. there it is, alex meacham, our insider. alex, final weekend of the regular season. we'll talk about surprises we saw this season. we'll start with north college hill. shannon minor may have lost his hair. he hasn't lost his ability to
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>> when he played at nku, he was a tough competitor. his teams embody that. kenny thompson is the leader, averaging 27 points a game. he has two other kids who average double figures. surprise because of how strong they've been after dropping a then they got their football guys in. mixing the talent of young kids, led by colin shaw, a sophomore, averaging 17 points a game. george: a player to keep an eye on that we found out about this year, right there, the big guy from finneytown. >> big smooth. 6'7" point guard. kind of reminds me of kevin durant at times. a lot of division one college coaches are looking at this guy. one division one coach we know a little bit about, right? guy from west virginia, maybe. >> bob huggins. >> are we allowed to say that? >> i think we can.
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sniffing around as well. >> absolutely. george: he is our blitz 5 basketball insider. meech, good job as always. see you again tournament time. elise: amelia is at the top of the southern buckeye american conference. two middle of the pack teams squaring off last night, looking to gain some ground in the conference. batavia getting it going at norwood. we go to the first quarter. jalen cooper, the mid range jumper is a lock. makes it later in the quarter. batavia on the break, garrett krouse. why not? hoop and harm. they take a one-point lead. norwood staying right there. harkin with the free throw jumper. he makes that one. second quarter, more from the indians. this is logan zimmer as norwood wins 64-46. george: now for the drive of the night. head to moeller. off the miss, trey mcbride for the dip and yes, it goes. that gives moeller the lead and
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trey mcbride, son of walt, with our tip-in drive of the week. elise: i like it. george: i know walt is proud. he was emotional yesterday because of senior night. it's good to see it in that way for walt and trey. all right. here are our beacon orthopedics & sportsmedicine primetime performer of the week candidates. whoever gets the most votes out of this fine list of young men will be featured next week on news 5 at 11:00. so vote at wlwt.com. jonathan: celebrating the holiday of love. how one city is going the extra mile and honoring their name. you can guess where it is. you're watching cincinnati's
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lovers in the area are getting ready to celebrate this sunday. what better place to prepare than a city known for love. wlwt news 5's natalie clark takes you to a very busy loveland. reporter: signed, sealed, delivered. volunteers are working hard at the post office in loveland, ohio, stamping mail from residents and across the world. >> we've gotten them from as far away as china, singapore, sweden. and we re-mail them. reporter: the tradition started with the chamber of commerce in the 1970s. now thousands of letters and cards end up here just to be stamped with love. valentine's activities are on display throughout the city, including on these cards. >> as an artist, it's kind of there. it's floating around. i like to work with markers and colored pencils and everything so i incorporated all that into this card.
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love, but they also have all sorts of suites weets for your sweetie. from chocolate and candy to cup cakes and treats. businesses like coco bites is loving this holiday. >> we do extra things, so we'll have cakes for two. people love chocolate covered strawberries. we hand paint our macaroons. reporter: homegrown floral gifts is ringing in the holiday of love with a busy grand opening. >> we have a lot of romantic fillers, wike wax flowers. wee have a lot of light flowers. we've got a dozen colors of roses. reporter: sweets, flowers or treats. you can't go wrong this valentine's day in loveland. napt natalie clark, wlwt. jonathan: the chamber of commerce holds activities all week, all recognized with awards
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still a lot more ahead on news 5 today, including a rare sight at the cincinnati museum center. why a woman rappelled 106 feet down union terminal. and our live look outside. citycam 5.
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jonathan: now on news 5 today, greater cincinnati dealing with its first case of the zika virus. where the case is being reported and what health officials want you to know. richard: saying good-bye to a special superhero. the farewell just ahead. jonathan: don't expect sunshine to help with the temperatures. meteorologist jennifer schack will tell us all about the cold blast of winter coming our way
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