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mark: three americans are free in germany this morning. lisa: and a big cooldown from a few days of mild temperatures. how snow could be on its way to greater cincinnati. meteorologist randi rico has the latest on the forecast. mark: and today is martin luther king day. how greater cincinnati is celebrating, and how today' s chilly temps could put a damper some of the events. [captioning made possible by wlwt-tv] >> from cincinnati' s wlwt,
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this is wlwt news 5 today. mark: good morning. i' m mark hayes. lisa: i' m lisa cooney. your headlines are straight ahead. the big story is going to be the frigid cold. randi: yesterday i had to fill up my gas tank. a minute, maybe. the feels-like temperature will be 10, 15 degrees below zero. yeley spots not included are areas south of 71, 75 in adams county, but it is still going to feel col. d. this is what it feels like right now outside at the moment. hamilton, 8 below. wilmington feels like negative 12. we' re looking at single digits.
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hillsboro. 5 florence to walton. we will stay in the single-digit is throughout the morning. ,9 noon,9 nine nine degrees. mark: thank you. randi was just talking about it. a bitter cold start to this martin luther king jr. day. lisa: it is not going to stop local marches and celebrations in greater cincinnati, . dan griffin is live outside the freedom center with one of the largest local celebrations honoring dr. king' s legacy. dan: people taking part in today' s march won' t be swayed by mother nature' s cold touch. though organizers say it' s important everyone be wise and dress appropriately for the frigid temperatures.
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celebration of martin luther king jr. day. this year' s theme, according to organizers, "mlk, we can' t wait," urging the community to carry on dr. king' s legacy to promote racial justice and equality. more than 1,000 people are expected to march from here at the freedom center to fountain square for a prayer service and they' ll then march on to music hall. the march has been a tradition here in cincinnati since 1975. before the march this morning, there will be a breakfast here . organizers telling people to really bundle up. i have tears running down my face as i' m talking right now. you really need to wear plenty of layers. live at the freedom center, dan griffin, wlwt news 5. lisa: get a tissue and put any hat on. another march planned today in
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the route will start on the square at union centre at noon and participants will make their way to lakota west high school, where free lunch will be served. at 7:00 tonight, the "live the dream declaration of unity" program will begin at cornerstone church. this program will include musical performances, youth presentations, and an address by keynote speaker steve noe, president of the faith alliance. students of lakota local schools will be recognized at the event for their participation in an honoring king' s message. another way local organizations will be honoring dr. martin luther king is with the day of service. the freestore foodbank will host the eighth annual power pack-a-thon today. at noon, volunteers will gather at the distribution center in bond hill to prepare power packs. the packs of nutritious food will be given to grade-school students on fridays to ensure they have something to eat over the weekend. mark: the president and first lady join the country in service
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s miriah turner tells us how the rest of the nation will be celebrating the heroic civil rights leader today. miriah: a number of events are scheduled across the country to honor the leader of the civil rights movement. last year, mr. and mrs. obama visited a boys and girls club in washington, d.c., along with daughter malia. and they' re expected to do much of the same today. the first family helped assemble literacy kits to boost reading and writing skills for children. fbi director james comey and others will take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the king memorial. the memorial stands on the national mall in washington, d.c. attorney general loretta lynch will speak at the national action network' s annual king day breakfast, where jennifer pinckney will receive an award on behalf of her late husband, pastor clementa pinckney. he was one of nine people killed in a shooting at the emanuel a.m.e. church in charleston, south carolina.
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police in mount healthy are searching for a bold thief. the suspect is accused of hopping into a gas station clerk' s car and fled, running over the clerk as he made his getaway. police say the store clerk was warming up his car saturday morning at the speedway on hamilton avenue. when he looked up, he noticed a man sitting in his car. when the clerk confronted the man, police say the suspect fled and ran the victim over. police say they are still searching for the clerk' s vehicle, a silver 2004 chevrolet malibu with the license plate number dsm 6236. the clerk is said to be in serious condition. if you see the car, call police. mark: reaching out to help the thousands of homeless men and women in cincinnati to help get them out of the cold. according to the greater cincinnati homeless coalition, approximately 25,000 people in the tri-state experience homelessness each year. many of them are women and children. in these winter conditions, the cold can become deadly.
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served at the emergency shelter of northern kentucky sunday night. in over-the-rhine, prince of peace church serves as an emergency cold shelter and offers resources for permanent help to the homeless. the drop inn center is also open for those looking for shelter. lisa: to the forecast we go. classic example right now. randi: this morning most kids have the day off from school. for those stuck outside for work, you have temperatures in the single digits. connersville right now it is 1. miami university, 3 feels like11 below. downtown in mount auburn, the wind chill is 8 degrees below zero. 10:00 a.m. for the walk downtown, temperatures in the
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here is the breakdown for the forecast. freezing cold and the wind 1 chill will feel like0 degrees below zero. actual air temperatures likely let' s take a look at the roads this morning. india: we have our first westwood avenue. i predict very light traffic. you can see very light traffic here. over the river to 71, 75, north and southbound look good. 75 here from butler county, a little bit on the southbound side but northbound is clear. lisa: thank you. bengals fans can feel a little vindicated this morning. mark: how the broncos knocked
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playoffs. elise has the gridiron battle coming up in sports. lisa: outside live on your monday morning. very cold today.
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are looking at. we will find when a warm-up may get here. trgedy stikes again for a famous performer over the weekend. mark: miriah turner joins us now with what trending this morning. more sad news for celine. miriah: condolences for celiene dion are going out all over social media once again after news of another death in the family. last week, 43-year-old dion lost her her husband and former manager to throat cancer. he was 73 years old. then on saturday, her brother daniel dion passed away after his long battle with throat, tongue, and brain cancer. the eighth of 14 siblings, he was only 59 years old. and many of you are enjoying a long holday weekend. this monday morning is the 30th celebration of martin luther king jr. day. signed into law in january, 1983, by president ronald reagan, the holiday is a celebration of dr. king' s contribution to the united
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celebrated on the third monday of january, the king holiday is a time when the nation pauses to remember dr. king' s life and work, and also to honor his legacy by marking the holiday a day of community service. as a day on, not a day off, mlk day also happens to be national day of service. you can share your story of service throughout the day on social media using #mlkday and follow the impact being made in your community. be sure to share with us also by using the hashtag wlwt. locally events are happening all around town. the annual march takes place this morning outside the freedom center beginning at 10:30 a.m. and continuing to the downtown library. hoxworth will be holding a blood drive at the freedom center, as well. that is an easy place to give back. it is going to be freezing cold. lisa: a lot of talk on friday
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the march? randi: people are dressed up for the march. it is going to be subzero. mark: some of those hand and feet warmers. randi: anything you can get to stay warm. i do not like to use the dreadmill, but it is going to be cold all day long. slightly better in the evening but not much. i thought this picture was appropriate with ice on the beard. if you are running today, snap a selfie and send me your pictures on twitter or find me on facebook. we will be using your photos as
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mark: thank you. it' s the game that many bengals fans were watching closely last night, and for one night, many fans were cheering for the broncos. lisa: elise jesse has reaction to the steelers' loss in denver. elise: good morning. after -- bengals fans morphed into broncos fans. the one yard rushing touchdown is good and the conversion is complete. broncos knocked the steelers out of the playoffs. they were tweeting up a storm last night. the quarterback sack, what goes around comes around. from the looks of the smiling faces -- the safety said, he now has
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bank of america stadium was a packed house. russell wilson under pressure. luke easily gets the pick six. he was on fire, adding 11 tackles. it has been all the rage in dayton. 42 teams will play each other in front of a sold-out crowd. lakota east was featured in dayton. east was leading at the half. starting the third quarter. the thunder hawks, a pretty bounce pass.
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from the corner, he takes it straight to the rack. bob huggins was in dayton yesterday. justin johnson goes around his defendant before putting it in off the glass. elijah fulton is trapped with the jumpshot. justin johnson drives but this time he dishes it out, off the glass, good move. bounces this one outside to the deep three. 66-56. with baseball season around the corner, kids are getting a chance to brush up on their skills with josh harrison. we have more.
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is in town this weekend, giving instruction to kids about the game of baseball, showing them it is not about just plain one position. it is all about teaching the fundamentals of playing baseball. >> a lot of things when i was coming through high school, i could apply to my life in high school and college. even though you are in high school, do not bank on playing one position. everybody is different. how you feel what makes you comfortable. >> the camp continues monday morning between 9:00 and 2:00 p.m. reporting from oakley.
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sports department getting everything covered out in oakley. that is it for us. mark: taking a live look outside this morning. lisa: perfect. mark: it looks cold. there was some flurries in the westchester area. lisa: that is insult to injury. mark: is not even the fun snow. lisa: right. mark: is just cold. randi: my kids woke up from there now yesterday. we do have another round of snow and maybe the temperatures will be more favorable to get outside and enjoy it. wind chill advisories until 1:00.
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air temperatures between 5 15. 10 to 15 degrees below zero in cincinnati. a little bit better down to the southeastern communities, 0 to 5 degrees below zero. single digits to start the day. 6 degrees at cvg and it feels like 9 degrees below zero. here is the wind chill advisory. we do have mostly clear skies right now. it will be a sunny day. 8:00 a.m., 10 to 15 below. look at the feels like temperatures.
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too many of them. there to be a stray flurry. cold tomorrow morning, again starting out in the single digits. we should not be under the advisory tomorrow morning. a snow system will drop a couple of inches during the daytime hours on wednesday and move out on wednesday night. windy and cold. tonight, dipping down to 6. daytime accumulation on wednesday not starting until 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning. a lot can change and we will keep our eye on the seven-day forecast. lisa: three americans released from iran are now at a u.s. base
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a swiss jet touched down in geneva last night with the three men on board. u.s. officials say a fourth released american wasn' t on the flight. iran released the men in exchange for seven iranians who violated u.s. sanctions. president obama praised the swap. president obama: their cases were largely unknown to the world, but when americans are freed and reunited with their families, that' s something that we can all celebrate. lisa: the americans are expected to receive a medical check in germany and they' ll have a chance to reunite with their families. a fourth american opted to stay in iran after his release. mark: we now know the name of the american killed in the attack in burkina faso' s capital. al qaeda militants targeted a hotel and a cafe popular with westerners. they killed 28 people and injured dozens more. the american victim was mike riddering. he and his wife were missionaries for a st. louis-based organization, called sheltering wings. he leaves behind four children. the first picture this morning of a crew chief among the
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officials say sergeant adam schoeller is one of 12 service members who vanished on thursday. they were flying in two helicopters that apparently collided and crashed into the ocean. schoeller' s family says some of those pictures are from his wedding on independence day last year. the family also says they' re still praying and hoping to see him come back home. an extensive search is under way for all missing marines. >> cincinnati' s certified most accurate forecast. randi: the cold is just nasty. temperatures will make it up to 15. that is all we have. this morning it feels like 10 to 15 degrees below zero. clouds are around. sunshine middle of the day.
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tomorrow at the bus stop, the windshield 0 to 5 below zero. wednesday, a burst of snow during the day on wednesday. about an inch and a half to maybe three inches. a system on friday. right now it is still too early to say. india: we take a look at the big map. the interstates are still looking good. 13 minutes on 275. 18 on 71, 75 from the split into downtown. 17 from warrn en county to the lateral. we have a broken down vehicle off to the shoulder.
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we are checking some stories trending this morning. mark: a world record 270 dogs and their owners took part in the largest ever dog yoga session in hong kong this weekend. led by doga teacher suzette ackerman, the participants massaged, twisted, and stretched their furry friends in a series of poses. in the fast-paced city, yoga enthusiasts got a chance to relax and bond with their pets. all proceeds from the hong kong event are going to the hong kong guide dog association. lisa: a south dakota bride made her service dog part of her big day, and the wedding photos are going viral. bella the lab has been working with valerie for two years to manage migraines and panic disorder. the photographer says she just wanted val to see the sweet moments with her service dog. now val is excited to have a larger platform to talk about how service animals can help. mark: dogs are awesome. you should get one. remember the pizza rat in new york last year?
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cousins. say hello to the pita rats. somebody dropped a piece of pita bread in new york' s herald square subway station. these two rats struggled to drag it up the stairs. lisa: that is teamwork. mark: the rats manage to get it up a few steps, but they take plenty of breaks to chow down. they also play a bit of tug-o-war with it. lisa: a st. louis dad decided to go the corporate route when his son asked for an advance on his allowance. the son' s request for 20 bucks was met with this denial letter from the ceo of dad savings and loan, complete with the institution' s letterhead and slogan, "because apparently i look like i' m made of money." the denial cited the son' s insufficient funds and a history of not doing chores. but the letter says he can appeal to the complaint department, which would be his mother. mark: wow.
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i think that decision is about to be reversed. lisa: i do not know. they work together. mark: there you go. and then there were three. lisa: the democratic candidates take each other on once again on the national stage. the topic the candidates butted heads on. mark: taking a live look outside at a very cold morning.
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