Just Checking In (Feb. 18, 2013)..

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Hi everyone. If it feels as though it’s been ages since I’ve checked in.. well, it has been. I’ve found it challenging to maintain a blog while tending to my daily duties at WLWT News 5. If you’re on Facebook please like my fan page. Simply search Todd Dykes via Facebook and you should be able to find the link!

You can also find me on twitter @DykesReport.

Thanks as always for stopping by to say hello. See you soon on News 5 Today.

Taking A Sidewalk To Avoid A School Bus? Seriously? Oh Yeah, Go Reds! It’s Friday #in

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Hi on this Friday. I’m finally getting around to stopping by and saying hello after more than a week away. Since work continues to be a round-the-clock endeavor I’m becoming more and more tempted to post more frequently on my twitter account (@DykesReport – feel free to follow along!).. Not saying that I’ll be tweeting all the time, but I would like to kick my game up a notch ;-)

Regardless, as you can imagine I’m pumped about the Reds chances in the playoffs. I’m less pumped about my chances of staying awake until the end of tomorrow night’s ballgame. A 9:37 p.m. start time is fierce for a guy who wakes up around 2 a.m. each weekday morning. I am going to try to push through, though.. We’ll see.

The good thing about tomorrow evening is that I’ll be helping with the auction portion of the annual Bean Bash at Turfway Park in Boone County. The Bean Bash is a great event that raises a fair amount of money for disabled children and adults. I’ll probably be on the microphone around 5:30 or so.. Should be lots of fun!

Now to some random stuff rattling around my mind..

*Listened to some Tedeschi Trucks Band on my way into work. Her voice combined with his guitar = sweet, sweet noise..

*Pretty hyped that John Calipari convinced Andrew and Aaron Harrison to verbally commit to play basketball at UK. The twin brothers seemingly had tons of reasons to choose Maryland, but decided on my Wildcats instead. Can’t say I blame ‘em one bit. Cal keeps on rollin’..

*Parked my car the other day and when I opened my door I found a McDonald’s cup on the ground. Very aggravating, of course. Naturally, the litterer removed the Monopoly game piece – but decided it would be too much trouble to carry the cup about 15 feet to the nearest trash can. Nice.

*Staying with the theme of bizarre behavior.. Did you see the story this morning on “Today” about a woman who drove on a sidewalk to get around a school bus for children with disabilities. Unbelievable. And apparently the woman’s Mom blamed it on the fact that the bus driver (or monitor, etc) took too long to load/unload students. GIVE ME A BREAK.. What is happening to people in our great nation. Not acting very great, that I can tell you.. http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/49299791/#49299791

On that note I’m going to say so long for now. Hope you have a terrific weekend and, of course, GO REDS!!

My Dog Is Making Me A Winner (Photo Fun) Plus What’s Making News On This Friday From Cincy’s News 5 Today. It’s 9/21/12 #in

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It’s finally Friday! Hello from the News 5 newsroom. A rundown of stories we’re following for you today is below. Before you take a look at that list here’s a photo of me and my dog, Vivi! Why am I showing you this photo (a totally reasonable question)?! Turns out this photo has helped me win an award from Triple A. Hang with me here.. Triple A is launching a new website filled with tips for pet owners. The agency asked folks in the media to share photos with their pets. I rummaged through some picture folders and realized that Jesse took this one of me chillin’ with one of our two dogs. This is me at my finest – flannel shirt (that’s since disintegrated), half a sheet on the couch.. Nice ;-) While I look idiotic it does seems pretty cool to see Vivi’s face hunkered on my shoulder. Man, what a good girl she is. Now with 2 little boys in the house I don’t pay nearly enough attention to her. That’s something I have to work on, especially as gets longer and longer in the tooth. We’ve been through a lot.. If you’re a dog person I know you can appreciate that sentiment. And if you dig dogs I highly recommend you download a song by one of American’s great songwriters. I’ve blogged about this before, but go right now and find John Hiatt’s “My Dog & Me.” It does not get much better.

So there’s that.. And now here’s a look at some of the stories we’re following for you on-air and online at wlwt.com.. (And enjoy the weekend whether you’re cheering on the Reds as the team tries to clinch the NL Central or Oktoberfest Zinzinnati)..

Local News

  • SPECIAL PROSECUTOR ASKED TO INVESTIGATE NORWOOD POLICE. WOMAN CLAIMS NORWOOD OFFICER USED EXCESSIVE FORCE
  • FORMER BEN-GAL SARAH JONES DUE IN COURT TODAY IN KENTON CO.  JONES ATTORNEY WANTS EVIDENCE IN CASE AGAINST JONES TOSSED OUT
  • MT ORAB: FIREFIGHTER ACCUSED OF SLEEPING W/ YOUNG GIRL.  COURT DOCUMENTS INDICATE JOHNNY HARDIN MET THE ALLEGED VICTIM THROUGH A FIRE CADET PROGRAM
  • OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI KICKS OFF TODAY WITH THE RUNNING OF THE WIENERS AT NOON ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE.  GEMUETLICHKEIT GAMES FOLLOW FROM 1:15-2:15PM
  • CINCINNATI COMIC EXPO STARTS TONIGHT WITH A ‘GEEK PROM’.  EXPO CONTINUES SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT THE DUKE ENERGY CONVENTION CENTER
  • UPDATE ON EAST PRICE HILL INCLINE DISTRICT DUE TODAY.  DEVELOPERS ARE DISCUSSING PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT THIS MORNING
  • FUNDRAISER TODAY WILL HELP BUY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.  15 AREA BUFFALO WILD WINGS WILL HELP HONOR ALI TRACY NUNERY WHO LOST HER BATTLE WITH A RARE FORM OF LUNG CANCER LAST YEAR.  FOUNDATION IN ALI’S NAME HAS DONATED 1,000 BOOKS SO FAR
  • CINCINNATI RED CROSS CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
  • ‘PINWHEELS FOR PEACE’ CELEBRATION HAPPENS TODAY AT 11AM CHILDREN’S MEETING HOUSE MONTESSORI IN LOVELAND
  • HALLOWEEN HAUNT STARTS THIS EVENING AT KINGS ISLAND; 6PM-1AM

National/World News

  • 33,000 U.S. TROOPS ARE NOW OUT OF AFGHANISTAN.  SOLDIERS WERE PART OF ‘SURGE’ LAUNCHED TWO YEARS AGO
  • CORRUPTION TRIAL FOR FORMER DETROIT MAYOR BEGINS.  KWAME KILPATRICK IS ACCUSED OF TAKING BRIBES
  • TORONTO: AUTO STRIKE AVERTED.  CANADIAN AUTO WORKERS REACH A DEAL WITH GENERAL MOTORS
  • HUGE PRISON BREAK IN MEXICO NEAR U.S. BORDER.  131 INMATES ESCAPED; DRUG CARTEL MAY BE TO BLAME
  • SOUTH KOREAN SHIPS FIRE WARNING SHOTS OVER DISPUTED WATERS.  OFFICIALS IN SOUTH KOREA SAY NORTH KOREAN FISHING BOATS CROSSED DISPUTED BOUNDARY
  • CANCER CENTER IN HOUSTON LAUNCHES A 10-YEAR CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT 8 FORMS OF CANCER.  CAMPAIGN IS PART OF A $3 BILLION EFFORT

Business News

  • WALL ST ON THURSDAY: DOW +18.97 (13,596) NASDAQ -6.66 (3,175) S&P -.79 (1,460)
  • ASIAN MARKETS FINISH HIGHER IN OVERNIGHT TRADING
  • MARKETS IN EUROPE TURN HIGHER IN TRADING SO FAR (as of 9:35 a.m.)
  • BENCHMARK CRUDE IS TRADING IN THE $93 PER BARREL RANGE
  • IPHONE 5 ON SALE TODAY IN THE U.S., UK, CANADA, FRANCE & GERMANY.  IPHONE 5 HAS ALREADY CAUSED LONG LINES IN SYDNEY & TOKYO
  • BLACKBERRY SAYS IT’S RESOLVED AN OUTAGE AFFECTING USERS IN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA.  OUTAGE INTERRUPTED SERVICE FOR CUSTOMERS ON THE DAY APPLE UNVEILED ITS IPHONE 5

Sports News

  • MLB: REDS 5 CUBS 3 (W: CUETO)      
  • JOHNNY CUETO: 4 HITS, 0 RUNS & 2 K’S IN 6 INNINGS
  • CUETO HAS WON ALL 4 GAMES HE’S PITCHED AGAINST THE CUBS
  • NL CENTRAL: REDS (91-59) LEAD CARDINALS BY 11 GAMES.  THURSDAY’S WIN OVER THE CUBS CLINCHED A PLAYOFF BERTH FOR CINCINNATI.  THE REDS MAGIC NUMBER TO WIN THE NL CENTRAL DIVISION IS NOW 2 GAMES
  • NEXT: REDS PLAY DODGERS TONIGHT AT GABP; 7:10PM
  • LIMITED TIX FOR NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES AT GABP WENT ON SALE AT 9AM.  TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD BY PHONE AT 381-REDS
  • NATIONALS BECOME FIRST TEAM FROM WASHINGTON SINCE 1933 TO MAKE PLAYOFFS
  • MLB: TWINS 3 INDIANS 4 (W: ROGERS)
  • AL EAST REMAINS CLOSE; O’S NOW 1 GAME BEHIND YANKS.  AL CENTRAL IS ALSO TIGHT WITH THE TIGERS 2 BACK OF THE WHITE SOX
  • KY SPEEDWAY: TRUCK SERIES RACE TONIGHT; 7:30PM
  • NFL ON THURSDAY NIGHT: NY GIANTS 36 CAROLINA PANTHERS 7
  • BLITZ 5 TAILGATE BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT.  WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5PM TO SEE WHERE THE SPORTS TEAM WILL BE
  • TEXAS TECH BASKETBALL COACH BILLY GILLISPIE HAS RESIGNED.  GILLISPIE, FORMER UK COACH, HAS BEEN DEALING WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS
  • PGA: TIGER WOODS AND JUSTIN ROSE TIED FOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY LEAD

College Football This Weekend

  • UAB AT OH STATE; NOON; SAT.
  • UK AT FLORIDA; 12:21PM; SAT.    
  • LOUISVILLE AT FIU; 7PM; SAT.    
  • UMASS AT MIAMI U.; NOON; SAT.    
  • NORFOLK ST AT OHIO U; 2PM; SAT.    
  • MICHIGAN AT NOTRE DAME; 7:30PM; SAT.    
  • THOMAS MORE AT WAYNESBURG; 1:30PM; SAT.    
  • MARYLAND AT WVU; NOON; SAT.    
  • BOTH UC & IU ARE ON BYE WEEKS

Today On Channel 5

  • 11AM, STEVE HARVEY: MEET A 10-YEAR-OLD CEO
  • 2PM, DR. PHIL: NEW ACCUSATIONS IN A MURDER MYSTERY
  • 3PM, JUDGE JUDY: MANAGER SUES ASPIRING SINGER
  • 4PM, DR. OZ:  WHY GUILTY PLEASURES MAY BE HEALTHFUL
  • 5PM:  WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5

News To Know From Cincinnati’s News 5 Today. It’s Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 (approx. 10:45 a.m.) #in

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Local News

  • TEEN CHARGED IN PLEASANT RIDGE MURDER IN COURT THIS MORNING.  POLICE SAY A 17-YR-OLD KILLED JAVANEVA GREEN LAST MONTH.  TEEN COULD FACE TRIAL AS AN ADULT
  • SENTENCING TODAY IN BOONE COUNTY FOR CONVICTED KILLER.  BASS WEBB KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND IN CYNTHIANA IN 2009.  WEBB’S CASE IS IN BOONE CO DUE TO TRIAL PUBLICITY IN HARRISON COUNTY
  • WEST NILE VIRUS CLAIMS LIFE OF FORMER HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER.  RICHARD WESP PASSED AWAY MONDAY NIGHT AT AGE 80.  WESP TAUGHT MUSIC AT ANDERSON HS FOR 57 YEARS.  VISITATION FOR RICHARD WESP WILL BE ON SUNDAY FROM 3-6PM AT THE ANDERSON TOWN CENTER ON FIVE MILE RD
  • CINCINNATI STATE LAUNCHES A COMMUNITY-BASED SCHOLARSHIP TODAY.  SCHOOL LEADERS WILL DISCUSS THE SCHOLARSHIP IN SOUTH CUMMINSVILLE.  SCHOLARSHIP HONORS THE LATE REV. FRED SHUTTLESWORTH
  • ACTRESS NATALIE PORTMAN IS SPEAKING TO WOMEN VOTERS IN CINCINNATI TODAY.  PORTMAN & FORMER OHIO FIRST LADY FRANCES STRICKLAND WILL SPEAK AT THE MUSEUM CENTER.  EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; DOORS OPENED AT 10AM
  • NEW HOTEL 21-C IS HOLDING A JOB FAIR TODAY & TOMORROW.  MORE THAN 150 JOBS ARE AVAILABLE.  JOB FAIR RUNS FROM 10AM-6PM AT DUKE ENERGY CENTER TODAY AND TOMORROW

National/World News

  • FRENCH SATIRICAL PAPER HAS PUBLISHED CARTOONS MOCKING PROPHET MUHAMMAD.  AS A RESULT THE FRENCH GOVT HAS STEPPED UP SECURITY AT SOME EMBASSIES
  • MITT ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO LEAKED VIDEO.  VIDEO FEATURES ROMNEY’S CONTROVERSIAL REMARKS TO DONORS AT A FLORIDA FUNDRAISER IN MAY.  PRES. OBAMA CRITICIZED ROMNEY’S REMARKS LAST NIGHT ON DAVID LETTERMAN’S SHOW
  • NEW A.P. POLL: PRESIDENTIAL RACE REMAINS TIGHT.  POLL SAYS PRES. OBAMA HAS A SLIGHT EDGE AMONG LIKELY VOTERS OVER MITT ROMNEY.  A SEPARATE WALL ST JOURNAL/NBC POLL SHOWS PRES. UP 5 PTS OVER ROMNEY
  • CHICAGO STUDENTS BACK IN CLASS TODAY; STRIKE SUSPENDED.  TEACHERS UNION WILL VOTE ON DEAL IN COMING DAYS
  • REYNOSA, MEXICO: 26 KILLED IN PIPELINE FIRE NEAR BORDER
  • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: LAWMAKERS UPHOLD BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE
  • SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR NOW ON FINAL FLIGHT.  SHUTTLE IS BEING CARRIED BY A 747 FROM FLORIDA TO CALIFORNIA.  ENDEAVOUR WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT L.A. SCIENCE CENTER
  • LINDSAY LOHAN ARRESTED IN NEW YORK OVERNIGHT ON CHARGES SHE CLIPPED A PEDESTRIAN WITH HER CAR AND DID NOT STOP

Business News

  • TUESDAY ON WALL ST: DOW +11.54 (13,564) NASDAQ -.87 (3,177) S&P -1.87 (1,459)
  • ASIAN MARKETS FINISH HIGHER IN OVERNIGHT TRADING
  • MARKETS IN EUROPE ARE HIGHER IN TRADING SO FAR
  • BENCHMARK CRUDE IS TRADING IN THE $96 PER BARREL RANGE
  • U.S. BUILDERS STARTED CONSTRUCTION ON MORE HOMES IN AUGUST, DRIVEN BY THE FASTEST PACE OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOME CONSTRUCTION IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS
  • U.S. SALES OF PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED HOMES JUMPED IN AUGUST TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS

Sports News

  • MLB: REDS 3 CUBS 1 (W: BAILEY)    
  • HOMER BAILEY: 1 RUN, 4 HITS & 4 K’S IN 7-PLUS INNINGS    
  • CATCHER RYAN HANIGAN KNOCKED IN ALL 3 REDS RUNS
  • NL CENTRAL: REDS (89-59) LEAD CARDINALS BY 11 GAMES; REDS MAGIC NUMBER TO CLINCH NL CENTRAL IS 4 GAMES
  • NEXT: REDS & CUBS PLAY AGAIN TONIGHT AT WRIGLEY; 8:05PM
  • REDS PLAYOFF TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY. ONLY FANS WHO ENTERED A LOTTERY SYSTEM ARE ELIGIBLE. IT’S UNCLEAR IF OR WHEN MORE TICKETS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE
  • DUSTY BAKER MANAGED HIS 3,000TH GAME LAST NIGHT
  • HALL OF FAMER BARRY LARKIN WILL MANAGE BRAZIL’S NATIONAL TEAM IN NEXT YEAR’S WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
  • MLB: TWINS 6 INDIANS 5 (L: MAINE)
  • AL EAST RACE: ORIOLES WIN IN 18 INNINGS.  WIN MEANS O’S ARE A PERCENTAGE POINT BEHIND THE NY YANKEES
  • BENGALS SIGN FREE-AGENT DEFENSIVE END WALLACE GILBERRY.  DEFENSIVE END JAMAAL ANDERSON PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE.  ANDERSON TORE A TENDON IN SUNDAY’S WIN OVER CLEVELAND
  • SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS ARE ON TOP OF LATEST AP PRO 32 NFL POLL.  HOUSTON IS #2 FOLLOWED BY PACKERS, FALCONS & RAVENS.  BENGALS ARE 18TH IN AP NFL POLL
  • A.J. ALLMENDINGER REINSTATED BY NASCAR.  ALLMENDINGER COMPLETED “ROAD TO RECOVERY” PROGRAM.  ALLMENDINGER WAS SUSPENDED IN JULY FOR FAILING A RANDOM DRUG TEST

Today On Channel 5

  • 2PM, DR. PHIL: A DAD ACCUSED OF FAKING HIS OWN DEATH
  • 3PM, JUDGE JUDY: FMR TENANT ACCUSES LANDLORD OF ABUSE
  • 4PM, DR. OZ: BINGE EATERS TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH
  • 5PM:  WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5

News To Know On This Presidential Monday From Cincinnati’s News 5 Today. It’s Sept. 17, 2012 #in

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Hi on this Presidential Monday. It’s approx. 11:20 a.m. and President Obama is set to land at CVG in just a little while before speaking at Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion (at 12:30). The News 5 team is ready to provide the most complete coverage of the President’s visit both on-air and online, so be sure to use the format that best suits your busy Monday.

As for the weekend, mine was nice and long – even though it went by too fast! Planted some grass seed and tried to do a little masonry work (yep, go ahead and laugh now b/c it’s far from perfect).. After all the chores were done I was able to enjoy a triple play yesterday afternoon – the Bengals win, the Reds rally and the first Spring Cup chase race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Then this morning we welcomed Randi back to the team. We’re grateful for all that Erik Zarnitz did in Randi’s absence, but it’s always nice to get the gang back together! She rightfully showed lots of pictures of her new baby boy, Austin. Awesome to see.

With that I’m out on this Monday. Be sure to stay with News 5 for coverage of the President’s visit.. Just heard from our assignment desk that “Air Force One is on approach.” How cool is that (whatever your politics are)?!

On this busy news day here’s a rundown of some of the stories we’re following for you on-air and online at wlwt.com..

Presidential Visit

  • PRES. OBAMA VISITS EDEN PARK’S SEASONGOOD PAVILION TODAY
  • TICKETS TO EDEN PARK EVENT WERE DISTRIBUTED ON SATURDAY
  • TODAY’S EVENT BEGINS AT 12:25 PM; DOORS OPENED AT 10AM
  • SHUTTLES BEING OFFERED FROM LOTS D & F BETWEEN PBS & GABP
  • SHUTTLES ARE FREE BUT PARKING IN LOTS WILL COST $5
  • WATCH THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH LIVE ON CHANNEL 5 & ONLINE AT WLWT.COM.
  • REPUBLICANS ARE HOLDING AN EVENT TO COUNTER PRESIDENT’S STOP.  GOP EVENT IS BEING CALLED “OBAMA’S UNPATRIOTIC DEBT”.  CONGRESSMAN STEVE CHABOT WILL ATTEND EVENT THAT STARTS AT 10AM

Local News

  • ANDERSON TOWNSHIP MOM DUE IN COURT AFTER POLICE FOUND HER CHILD WANDERING ALONE.  ANGELA HAYNIE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT
  • PRAYER VIGIL TODAY FOR MURDER VICTIM VINCENT BANKHEAD.  BANKHEAD WAS ROBBED AND SHOT TO DEATH IN 2010 IN OVER-THE-RHINE
  • TWO PEOPLE RECOVERING AFTER CRASH ON COLUMBIA PKWY.  POLICE SAY A CAR WAS REAR-ENDED ON THE PARKWAY’S WESTBOUND SIDE ON SUNDAY.  BOTH DRIVERS WERE TAKEN TO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
  • TWO PEOPLE DIED AFTER A CRASH IN SHARONVILLE.  ROBERT AND MEDOWE HILL CRASHED THEIR MOTORCYCLE INTO A WALL.  BOTH DIED AT THE SCENE
  • JOB FAIR TODAY AT BANK OF KENTUCKY CENTER; 10AM-6PM.  CENTER NEEDS TO HIRE PART-TIME EMPLOYEES
  • ‘JACK IN THE BOX’ OPENS TODAY IN WEST CHESTER.  LOCATION IS FIRST FOR CALIFORNIA-BASED CHAIN IN OHIO

National/World News

  • CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION STRIKE CONTINUES.  UNION MEMBERS ARE REVIEWING PROPOSED CONTRACT OFFER TODAY.  STUDENTS COULD BE BACK IN CLASS BY WEDNESDAY
  • AAA: GAS PRICES UP 5 CENTS IN THE PAST WEEK.  AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON IS $3.87, UP 16 CENTS IN ONE MONTH’S TIME
  • AFGHANISTAN: DEMONSTRATIONS IN KABUL TURN VIOLENT.  HUNDREDS OF AFGHANS BURNED CARS NEAR U.S. MILITARY BASE OVERNIGHT.  DEMONSTRATION IS LINKED TO ANTI-ISLAM FILM
  • ONE PERSON HAS DIED IN A PROTEST IN PAKISTAN, ALSO TIED TO ANTI-ISLAM FILM.  POLICE IN NORTHWEST PAKISTAN SAY PROTESTERS SET FIRE TO A PRESS CLUB AND A GOVERNMENT BUILDING
  • AMERICAN ASTRONAUT AND TWO RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS ARE HOME AFTER 123 DAYS AT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
  • STORMS FORCE NASA TO POSTPONE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR’S FINAL FLIGHT.  SHUTTLE IS BOUND FOR CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER IN L.A.
  • CDC RESEARCHERS SAY U.S. CHILDREN EAT TOO MUCH SALT.  NEW STUDY SHOWS KIDS CONSUME AS MUCH SALT AS ADULTS
  • ‘OCCUPY’ MOVEMENT: PROTEST BEGAN ONE YEAR AGO.  PROTESTERS GATHERING NEAR NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE TO MARK ANNIVERSARY
  • LOUDON, NH: BABY BORN IN PARKING LOT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY.  MOM AND BABY ARE FINE.  TRACK GIVES FAMILY NASCAR TICKETS FOR LIFE
  • MCDONALDS BEGINS LISTING CALORIE INFO ON MENU TODAY
  • R&B SINGER CHRIS BROWN DUE IN COURT TODAY.  JUDGE WANTS TO MAKE SURE BROWN IS FULFILLING HIS COMMUNITY SERVICE OBLIGATION
  • BRITAIN’S ROYAL FAMILY SUING OVER TOPLESS PHOTOS.  PICTURES OF PRINCE WILLIAM’S WIFE KATE WERE FIRST PUBLISHED LAST WEEK.  TODAY AN ITALIAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHED 26-PAGE SPREAD WITH CONTROVERSIAL PHOTOS

Business News

  • ASIAN MARKETS FINISH MIXED OVERNIGHT; TRADE IN A NARROW RANGE.  CHINA’S SHANGHAI COMPOSITE OFF BY MORE THAN 2 PERCENT
  • MARKETS IN EUROPE LOWER IN TRADING SO FAR
  • APPLE SAYS IPHONE 5 PREORDERS TOPPED 2 MILLION IN 24 HOURS, MORE THAN DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF IPHONE 4S PREORDERS.  APPLE ALSO SAYS MOST PREORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED ON FRIDAY, BUT EXCESSIVE DEMAND COULD PUSH SOME DELIVERIES BACK TO OCTOBER
  • BENCHMARK CRUDE TRADING IN THE $99 PER BARREL RANGE

Sports News

  • MLB: REDS 5 MARLINS 4; 11 INNINGS (W: ONDRUSEK)    
  • REDS WIN ON RYAN LUDWICK’S SINGLE IN THE 11TH INNING    
  • REDS HAD 17 HITS, TYING THE TEAM’S SEASON-HIGH    
  • STARTER MAT LATOS: 4 RUNS IN 7-PLUS INNINGS W/ 8 K’S
  • NL CENTRAL: REDS (88-59) LEAD CARDINALS BY 11 GAMES; REDS ‘MAGIC NUMBER’ TO CLINCH DIVISION IS 5
  • NEXT: REDS PLAY THE CUBS TUESDAY NIGHT IN CHICAGO
  • MLB: TIGERS 6 INDIANS 7 (W: ROGERS)
  • NFL: BROWNS 27 BENGALS 34
  • BENGALS QB ANDY DALTON: 24-31, 318 YARDS & 3 TD’S    
  • CINCY WIDEOUTS TATE, GREEN & HAWKINS EACH CAUGHT TD PASSES    
  • RB BENJARVUS GREEN-ELLIS: 21 CARRIES FOR 75 YARDS
  • NFL: MINNESOTA VIKINGS 20 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 23    
  • COLTS QB ANDREW LUCK: 20-31, 224 YARDS & 2 TD’S
  • NFL: BALTIMORE RAVENS 23 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 24
  • NFL: NEW YORK JETS 10 PITTSBURGH STEELERS 27
  • SUNDAY NIGHT ON NBC: DETROIT LIONS 19 SAN FRANCISCO 49ER’S 27
  • TONIGHT: DENVER BRONCOS AT ATLANTA FALCONS
  • COLLEGE FBALL TOP 5: ALABAMA, LSU, OREGON, FL STATE AND GEORGIA. WVU IS RANKED #8; NOTRE DAME IS #11; OH STATE IS #16 AND LOUISVILLE IS #20
  • NASCAR: BRAD KESELOWSKI TAKES CHASE OPENER IN CHICAGO
  • NHL: DAY 1 OF LOCKOUT HAS COME AND GONE WITH NO PROGRESS

Today On Channel 5

  • 11AM, STEVE HARVEY: MEN TALK FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
  • 2PM, DR. PHIL: LINDSEY LOHAN’S MOTHER
  • 3PM, JUDGE JUDY: TEACHER SUES FORMER STUDENT
  • 4PM, DR. OZ: KIRSTIE ALLEY TALKS ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS
  • 5PM: WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5

Tragic News Out Of Libya Plus More News To Know On This Wednesday, 9/12/12.. Also Video Of My Little Dude! #in

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Hi on this busy Wednesday morning. We’re obviously closely following the breaking news in Libya. While I’m staying glued to the AP, MSNBC, etc., I also wanted to quickly post a link to Monday’s “Todd Tries It” segment because it features my son Joseph. Reminds me of the kids in the Capital One commercials!! Take a look: http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/cincinnati/TODD-TRIES-IT-Evenflo-Bebek-bottles/-/13549970/16547744/-/11krc21z/-/index.html

Now to news stories we’re following for you on-air and online at wlwt.com..

Breaking News

  • PROTESTERS ATTACK TWO U.S. DIPLOMATIC FACILITIES IN MIDDLE EAST
  • U.S. CONSULATE IN LIBYA ATTACKED.  OFFICIALS SAY U.S. AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS WAS AMONG THOSE KILLED.  WHITE HOUSE CONFIRMS DEATHS.  STEVENS WAS FIRST U.S. AMBASSADOR TO BE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY SINCE 1979.  SEC. OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYS ATTACK “SHOULD SHOCK THE CONSCIENCE OF PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS”
  • U.S. FACILITY IN CAIRO ALSO ATTACKED; NO FATALITIES.  ATTACKS TIED TO A FILM RIDICULING THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD
  • PRES. OBAMA ORDERS INCREASED SECURITY TO PROTECT U.S. DIPLOMATIC PERSONNEL AROUND WORLD
  • LIBYA’S INTERIM PRESIDENT IS APOLOGIZING TO THE UNITED STATES FOR THE ATTACK ON THE U.S. CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI
  • STAY WITH NEWS 5 TODAY AND THE TODAY SHOW FOR THE LATEST ON THIS BREAKING NEWS

Local News

  • FIRE IN VACANT WEST PRICE HILL BUILDING UNDER INVESTIGATION.  FIRE HAPPENED LAST NIGHT NEAR WEST LIBERTY STREET
  • MAN RIDING A BIKE HIT AND KILLED BY A METRO BUS LAST NIGHT IN BOND HILL.  POLICE SAY 59-YEAR-OLD RONALD RICHARDSON DIED AT THE SCENE
  • HAMILTON COUNTY DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING DRIVE-BY SHOOTING.  OVERNIGHT SHOOTING HAPPENED ON WALDEN GLEN CIRCLE NEAR I-275
  • VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGNS IN DAYTON TODAY.  BIDEN WILL SPEAK TO SUPPORTERS AT WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY.  RALLY IS FREE; TICKETS ARE REQUIRED
  • GOP VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PAUL RYAN VISITS CLERMONT COUNTY TODAY.  RYAN WILL RALLY WITH VOTERS IN OWENSVILLE AT 6PM
  • EFFORTS TO END POVERTY IN GUATEMALA BEING RECOGNIZED IN CINCINNATI TODAY.  A WESTWOOD NONPROFIT THAT WORKS TO HELP PEOPLE IN GUATEMALA IS EXPANDING
  • NORWOOD IS A FINALIST FOR A NATIONAL COMMUNITY AWARD.  AWARD HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS TO END HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT CRISIS

National/World News

  • PAKISTANI OFFICIAL SAYS DEATH TOLL FROM TWO FACTORY FIRES IN PAKISTAN’S TWO BIGGEST CITIES NOW STANDS AT 314
  • CHICAGO: TEACHERS STRIKE MEANS ANOTHER DAY OUT OF CLASS. TEACHERS UNION WILL REVIEW LATEST CONTRACT OFFER TODAY
  • LAS VEGAS: HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING STRANDED DRIVERS ON TUESDAY.  THUNDERSTORMS DELAYED DOZENS OF FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF VEGAS
  • NEWFOUNDLAND: THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER DUE TO TROPICAL STORM LESLIE
  • TROPICAL STORM NADINE IS FORMING OVER OPEN TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN.  NADINE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY
  • U.S. CENSUS BUREAU REPORTS THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS IN POVERTY STOOD AT 15 PERCENT IN 2011.  ABOUT 46.2 MILLION PEOPLE, OR NEARLY 1 IN 6, WERE IN POVERTY ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS BUREAU, APPROXIMATELY THE SAME NUMBER AS IN 2010

Business News

  • WALL ST ON TUESDAY: DOW +69.07 (13,323) NASDAQ +0.51 (3,104) S&P +4.48 (1,433)
  • MARKETS IN ASIA FINISH HIGHER IN OVERNIGHT TRADING.  SEVERAL ASIAN INDICES JUMPED MORE THAN 1 PERCENT
  • MARKETS IN EUROPE MOSTLY HIGHER IN TRADING SO FAR (as of 10:45 a.m.)
  • FEDERAL RESERVE BEGINS TWO-DAY MEETING TODAY.  MANY INVESTORS THINK THE FED WILL TAKE ACTION TO SPUR THE U.S. ECONOMY
  • BENCHMARK CRUDE IS TRADING IN THE $97 PER BARREL RANGE
  • APPLE HAS SCHEDULED AN EVENT IN SAN FRANCISCO TODAY AT 1PM.  MANY ANALYSTS BELIEVE APPLE WILL UNVEIL THE IPHONE 5

Sports News

  • MLB: PIRATES 3 REDS 5 (W: LEAKE)    
  • MIKE LEAKE: 3 RUNS IN 7 INNINGS W/ 3 K’S    
  • BRANDON PHILLIPS & SCOTT ROLEN HOMERED FOR THE REDS
  • NL CENTRAL: REDS (86-57) LEAD CARDINALS BY 10.5 GAMES
  • NEXT: REDS AND PIRATES PLAY AGAIN TONIGHT; 7:10PM
  • REDS GIVING CLOSER AROLDIS CHAPMAN TIME OFF TO REST ARM.  CHAPMAN HAS CONVERTED 35 OF 40 SAVES THIS SEASON
  • MLB: INDIANS 4 RANGERS 6 (L: JIMENEZ)
  • AMBULANCE CALLED TO FORMER UK BASKETBALL COACH BILLY GILLISPIE’S HOME FOR A SECOND TIME IN 10 DAYS.  GILLISPIE IS CURRENTLY THE EMBATTLED COACH OF TEXAS TECH
  • REPORT: NOTRE DAME LEAVING BIG EAST FOR ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE IN ALL SPORTS BUT FOOTBALL
  • U.S. MEN’S SOCCER TEAM WINS WORLD CUP QUALIFIER.  U.S. BOUNCES BACK TO BEAT JAMAICA 1-0 IN A GAME HELD IN COLUMBUS

Today On Channel 5

  • 11AM, STEVE HARVEY: WEDDING WAKE-UP CALLS
  • 2PM, DR. PHIL: SOCCER MOM TALKS PROSTITUTION CHARGES
  • 3PM, JUDGE JUDY: FLORIDA CONDO SCAM
  • 4PM, DR. OZ: MICHELLE OBAMA WITH A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
  • 5PM: WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5

Sad News About A Local Marine Plus More News To Know From Cincy’s News 5 Today. It’s Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 #in

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Hi on this Monday. Hope the weekend was a good one. We got started on Friday night, taking the boys to the Simon Kenton High-Holmes football game at SK. Thomas and Joseph had a big time until Joseph started getting tired and cranky. No shocker there!

On Saturday night Jesse and I went to a really lovely wedding at a Cincinnati landmark I only knew a little about, the Hauck Botanic Garden. The property features a really interesting old house, the Wilson-Gibson House (or Hauck-Gibson House). The setting made for a really cool and intimate wedding. Here’s a little more about the property from the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincy:

The Hauck Botanic Garden part of the award-winning Cincinnati Park system located at the corner of William Howard Taft and Reading Roads in Avondale. The park, bequeathed to Cincinnati Parks by the late Cornelius Hauck, encompasses much of Mr. Hauck’s estate known as Sooty Acres. While the Civic Garden Center resides on a portion of the park, most of the park is owned and maintained by the Cincinnati Park Board.

During the reception I had a chance to meet Matt Litton who’s written a very intriguing book called Holy Nomad: The Rugged Road To Joy. Matt is a really nice guy, and I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him about his work and the writing process.

So that was Saturday. Yesterday was filled with the start of the NFL, the Reds loss to the ‘Stros (is Johnny Cueto starting wear down? I’m getting slightly nervous), PGA golf (Tiger was close but man is Rory something else) and then Serena’s pretty remarkable championship match at the U.S. Open.

Tonight is the start of soccer night. Thomas, who’s 4, is going to see what organized sports (or chaos) is all about. I just hope he figures out that only the goalie can touch the ball with his/her hands. That lesson will probably take a while to sink in..

Now to one of this morning’s top stories.. A 19-year-old who just graduated basic training as a Marine on Friday. He was quickly promoted to Private First Class. Then, tragically, he drowned while swimming with his family at a state park in South Carolina. How devastating.. Classmates, friends and loved ones had a memorial this morning at Amelia High School. Be sure to stay with News 5 because we’ll let you know about any more public remembrances. Here’s a link to our current coverage online: http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/clermont-county/Community-gathers-to-honor-young-Marine/-/13603144/16545402/-/ju5anlz/-/index.html

Now for a quick look at other stories we’re following for you on-air and online at wlwt.com..

Local News

  • 4 PEOPLE HURT IN 3-CAR CRASH IN HAMILTON ON SUNDAY.  TWO CHILDREN & TWO ADULTS TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS
  • UNION TOWNSHIP POLICE FIND BODY IN AN SUV THAT CRASHED IN THE LITTLE MIAMI RIVER
  • BOND IS $1.5M FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING A CINCINNATI CAB DRIVER.  POLICE SAY CHARLES BLACK DROVE AROUND WITH THE CABBIE IN THE CAB’S TRUNK
  • VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TELLS A CROWD IN MILFORD THAT DEMOCRATS WILL CREATE JOBS.  BIDEN SPOKE TO SUPPORTERS AT MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL ON SUNDAY
  • HAMILTON CO BOARD OF ELECTIONS MEETING HAPPENING NOW.  BOARD IS HOLDING A VOTER CHALLENGE HEARING
  • WORKERS ARE EXPECTED TO GO BACK TO WORK AFTER AN AMMONIA LEAK AT A BUSINESS IN COVINGTON.  LEAK FORCED EMPLOYEES TO LEAVE CLUB CHEF BUILDING FOR A TIME
  • CINCINNATI’S INDEPENDENT RESTAURANT WEEK STARTS TODAY.  EVENT FOR FOOD LOVERS RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19
  • ‘VOLLEY FOR THE CURE’ EVENT HAPPENS TONIGHT AT LAKOTA WEST.  LAKOTA WEST’S GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM WILL RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT CANCER
  • MITT ROMNEY RETURNS TO OHIO TODAY.  ROMNEY WILL SPEAK AT A MANUFACTURING PLANT IN MANSFIELD

National/World News

  • MORE THAN 90 KILLED IN INSURGENT ATTACKS IN IRAQ.  21 BOMBINGS HAPPENED IN 13 IRAQI CITIES; ONE OF YEAR’S DEADLIEST DAYS
  • SYRIA: CAR BOMB KILLS 17, INJURES 40 IN ALEPPO.  ATTACK IN SYRIA FOLLOWED A WARNING FROM AL-QAIDA
  • OFFICER IN PRESIDENT OBAMA’S MOTORCADE KILLED IN CRASH.  CRASH HAPPENED IN FLORIDA.  OFFICER WAS HIT BY A TRUCK
  • CHICAGO TEACHERS ON STRIKE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS.  CHICAGO PARENTS ARE SCRAMBLING TO MAKE PLANS FOR KIDS.  ISSUES INCLUDE TEACHER PAY, JOB SECURITY & EVALUATIONS
  • LIGHTNING SPARKS DOZENS OF FIRES IN WASHINGTON STATE
  • TROPICAL STORM LESLIE TAKES AIM AT NEWFOUNDLAND
  • MICHIGAN: POLICE OFFICER SHOT, KILLED NEAR DETROIT.  OFFICER WAS A MARRIED FATHER OF FOUR.  SUSPECT REMAINS BARRICADED IN HOME IN WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICHIGAN

Business News

  • HEWLETT-PACKARD PLANS TO CUT 2,000 MORE JOBS THAN IT HAD PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED.  CUTS ARE PART OF TURN-AROUND EFFORT BY CEO MEG WHITMAN
  • ASIAN MARKETS FINISH MIXED OVERNIGHT.  MARKETS TRADE IN A NARROW RANGE
  • MARKETS IN EUROPE TRENDING LOWER IN TRADING SO FAR (as of 10:45 a.m.)

Sports News

  • MLB: ASTROS 5 REDS 1 (L: CUETO)     JOHNNY CUETO: 9 HITS, 4 RUNS IN 4 INNINGS W/ 6 K’S     JAY BRUCE TRIPLED FOR REDS; KNOCKED IN TEAM’S ONLY RUN     REDS DROP BACK-TO-BACK SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JUNE
  • NL CENTRAL: REDS (84-57) LEAD CARDINALS BY 8.5 GAMES
  • NEXT: REDS PLAY THE PIRATES TONIGHT AT GABP; 7:10PM
  • TONIGHT IS ANOTHER ‘BARK AT THE PARK’ EVENT AT GABP. SPECIAL AREA IS RESERVED FOR DOG OWNERS & THEIR PETS
  • MLB: INDIANS 7 TWINS 8 (L: PESTANO)
  • NFL: BENGALS PLAY RAVENS IN BALTIMORE TONIGHT; 7PM
  • NFL: PITTSBURGH STEELERS 19  DENVER BRONCOS 31. PEYTON MANNING THROWS 2 TD’S IN RETURN FROM NECK INJURY
  • NFL: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 17 CLEVELAND BROWNS 16
  • NFL: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 21 CHICAGO BEARS 41. ANDREW LUCK’S DEBUT: 309 YARDS PASSING W/ 1 TD; 3 PICKS
  • NFL: 49ERS STOP RALLY, BEAT PACKERS 30-22
  • NFL: ROBERT GRIFFIN SHINES; REDSKINS DOWN SAINTS 40-32
  • NFL: MARK SANCHEZ & DEFENSE LEAD JETS PAST BILLS 48-28
  • PGA: RORY MCILROY WINS BMW CHAMPIONSHIP IN CARMEL, IN
  • TENNIS: SERENA WILLIAMS WINS 4TH U.S. OPEN TITLE. WILLIAMS BEAT VICTORIA AZARENKA 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 ON SUNDAY
  • MEN’S FINAL IS TODAY; NOVAK DJOKOVIC PLAYS ANDY MURRAY

Today On Channel 5

  • 2PM, DR. PHIL: EXCLUSIVE: GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S FRIENDS
  • 3PM, JUDGE JUDY: LITIGANT KICKED OUT OF COURTROOM
  • 4PM, DR. OZ: THE FAT BURNER THAT WORKS
  • 5PM: WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5

From Bob Dylan To News You Should Know From Cincinnati’s News 5 Today. It’s September 6, 2012 #in

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It’s Thursday, and I’m thinking about my man, Bob Dylan. He has a new album called “Tempest” out next week. From what I gather you can stream it right now free via iTunes. Reviewers are calling it an amazing record. It’s been little while since I’ve been overly inspired by Bob, but I always look forward to what’s coming ’round the corner.

If you’re a Dylan fan you might find the following NYTimes article. It’s a review of Dylan’s show which reopened the iconic Capitol Theater in New York: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/06/arts/music/a-jovial-dylan-celebrates-reopening-of-capitol-theatre.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1346933102-PWkIfyIbGIWrMHjUX+gnsw

From Dylan to country.. I can’t help humming Eric Church’s “Springsteen.” What a cool song. Simple and complex at the same time. I saw where Church leads the Country Music Association’s award nominations with five. Good for him.

On the home front I took Thomas to WalMart yesterday afternoon. Somehow I managed to keep his monster truck obsession in check. One thing we both found amusing – giant boxes of Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts. Have you seen those things? Obviously each box contains a bunch of pop-tarts.. But as best I can recall the oversized boxed are almost 2 feet tall and about a foot in diameter. Thomas and I joked that they must be meant for giants!

Don’t know about you, but I’m glad the Reds are done playing the Phillies. I don’t see the Phils being a wild card team, so hopefully yesterday was the last time we’ll lose to ‘em this year. I say bring on the Astros..

While we wait for tomorrow night’s game here’s a quick look at some of the stories we’re following for you on-air and online at wlwt.com..

Local News

  • MADIERA STORE OWNER HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING SHOT.  POLICE SAY TRHE OWNER OF MADIERA BEVERAGE WAS SHOT BY A ROBBER LAST NIGHT
  • JUDGE REDUCES BOND FOR TEEN CHARGED IN NORTH COLLEGE HILL BEATING CASE.  POLICE SAY TEEN IS AMONG A GROUP OF TEENS WHO SAID THEY ATTACKED A MAN BECAUSE THEY WERE BORED
  • LAWRENCEBURG: HOLLYWOOD CASINO CUTTING 160 JOBS
  • AREA COLLEGES TAKING PART IN NATIONAL ANTI-HAZING DAY.  XAVIER HOSTING UC, MIAMI & NKU FOR ANTI-HAVING EVENTS.  FREE ‘ANTI-HAZING WORKSHOP’ ON XAVIER’S CAMPUS; 7PM
  • NON-PROFIT ‘CIRCLE TAIL’ KENNELS BEING RENOVATED TODAY.  P&G’S ‘PAWS FOR A CAUSE’ PROGRAM IS CONTRIBUTING TO TODAY’S MAKEOVER
  • ‘RAMP IT UP FOR VETERANS CAMPAIGN’ STARTS TODAY.  CAMPAIGN HELPS MILITARY VETERANS WITH CRITICAL HOME REPAIRS.  CAMPAIGN IS RUN BY ‘PEOPLE WORKING COOPERATIVELY’.  HOME DEPOT IS DONATING $155K TO THE CAMPAIGN TO HELP AREA VETS
  • CHEVIOT: ANNUAL HARVEST HOME PARADE IS TONIGHT; 6PM

National/World News

  • CHARLOTTE, NC: BILL CLINTON ENDORSES PRES. OBAMA.  TONIGHT PRES. OBAMA WILL ACCEPT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S NOMINATION
  • GOP VP NOMINEE PAUL RYAN WILL CAMPAIGN IN COLORADO SPRINGS TODAY
  • FORMER NIGHTLY NEWS ANCHOR TOM BROKAW HOSPITALIZED IN CHARLOTTE.  72-YEAR-OLD BROKAW TWEETS “ALL IS WELL” AFTER BEING TREATED FOR LIGHT-HEADEDNESS
  • SECRET SERVICE INVESTIGATING THEFT OF MITT ROMNEY’S TAX RECORDS
  • CA: RAIN IS HELPING CREWS BATTLE FOREST FIRE NEAR L.A.
  • WESTERN TURKEY: 25 SOLDIERS KILLED IN BLAST.  TURKISH OFFICIAL RULES OUT TERRORISM AND SABOTAGE.  BLAST HAPPENED IN AREA WHERE AMMO WAS KEPT
  • COSTA RICA: LIGHT DAMAGE DESPITE 7.6 MAGNITUDE QUAKE.  ONE PERSON DIED AFTER HAVING A HEART ATTACK DURING THE QUAKE

Business News

  • WEDNESDAY ON WALL ST: DOW +11.54 (13,047) NASDAQ -5.79 (3,069) S&P -1.50 (1,403)
  • ASIAN MARKETS FINISH MOSTLY HIGHER IN OVERNIGHT TRADING.  MARKETS IN EUROPE ARE HIGHER IN TRADING SO FAR
  • BENCHMARK CRUDE TRADING IN THE $95 PER BARREL RANGE
  • EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK LEAVES ITS BENCHMARK INTEREST RATE UNCHANGED AT 0.75 PERCENT
  • LABOR DEPT: U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT APPLICATIONS DROP 12,000 TO 365,000; DROP SUGGESTS HIRING MAY IMPROVE

Sports News

  • MLB: PHILLIES 6 REDS 2 (L: LEAKE)    MIKE LEAKE: 6 EARNED RUNS IN 2-PLUS INNINGS     JAY BRUCE HIT HIS 32ND HOME RUN OF THE SEASON     BRUCE HAS HOMERED IN 4 STRAIGHT GAMES JOEY VOTTO: 2 FOR 3 IN HIS RETURN TO THE LINEUP     ZACH COZART MISSED 2ND STRAIGHT START WITH A SORE BACK
  • NL CENTRAL: REDS (83-55) LEAD CARDINALS BY 8.5 GAMES
  • NEXT: REDS HOST HOUSTON ON FRIDAY NIGHT
  • MLB: INDIANS 1 TIGERS 7 (L: JIMENEZ)
  • METS R.A. DICKEY IS BASEBALL’S 1ST 18-GAME WINNER.  METS BEAT THE CARDINALS ON WEDNESDAY 7-2
  • NFL OPENER: DALLAS 24 GIANTS 17
  • FORMER RAVENS OWNER ART MODELL, 87, HAS DIED.  MODELL BOUGHT THE CLEVELAND BROWNS IN 1961 AND MOVED THE TEAM TO BALTIMORE IN 1996
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UC BEARCATS HOST PITTSBURGH TONIGHT.  TONIGHT’S GAME WILL BE LAST BIG EAST GAME FOR THE PANTHERS; PITT MOVES TO THE ACC NEXT YEAR
  • U.S. OPEN: #1 SEED ROGER FEDERER LOSES TO TOMAS BERDYCH.  NOVAK DJOKOVIC AND ANDY MURRAY ADVANCE; ANDY RODDICK IS OUT.  LAST WEEK RODDICK SAID HE WOULD RETIRE AFTER THE U.S. OPEN.  WOMEN’S SIDE: SARA ERRANI, MARIA SHARAPOVA & SERENA WILLIAMS ADVANCE

Today On Channel 5

  • 2PM, DR. PHIL: WOMAN ADOPTS HER DAUGHTER’S EX-BOYFRIEND
  • 3PM, MOM SUES DAUGHTER FOR BAIL MONEY
  • 4PM, DR. OZ: FOODS TO IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN
  • 5PM: WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5

Getting Ready For Some Football.. And Trying Out A Chevy Volt. It’s Tuesday, September 4, 2012 #in

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Hi on this Tuesday. I know it’s been a while since I stopped by.. Unfortunately I don’t have much time to post right now because I have to review an interview I just shot with former Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy. He’s such a nice guy. We chatted about the upcoming football season, his role on NBC and, of course, the Bengals!

I do want to leave you with a link to my latest “Todd Tries It” segment. I had a chance to take a cruise in a Chevy Volt. It was my first time in any kind of electric car. If you’d like to check out the story for yourself just click here http://www.wlwt.com/Todd-Tries-It-Chevy-Volt/-/9838586/16463660/-/r55y5uz/-/index.html.

Meantime.. I need to get back to that interview. Have a great “back to work” Tuesday.

Thinking ‘Bout NOLA & The Gulf Coast. Plus News To Know From Cincy’s News 5 Today. It’s August 28, 2012 #in

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Hi on this Tuesday. Hope your week is off to a good start. Talk about a busy day in the News 5 newsroom. From Tropical Storm Isaac to the Republican National Convention to bond for a woman accused of starting a fire near a nursing home to a death investigation involving a man on a bicycle we have a lot to cover today.

One of the more unusual stories involves the New Orleans Saints. They’re in Cincinnati today practicing for Thursday’s game in Nashville. Got that?! After the players evacuated their families in New Orleans the team decided to play it safe and get out of the Big Easy ahead of Isaac’s arrival.

Gosh, just thinking out loud.. Jesse and I have been to Gulf Shores, AL, and New Orleans during the past 6 months – two areas that could be severely impacted by Isaac. Hopes and prayers that that does not happen.

With that I have to run. Here’s a quick look at some of the stories we’re following for you on-air and online at wlwt.com..

Local News

  • CINCINNATI POLICE INVESTIGATING DEADLY CRASH INVOLVING BICYCLE IN EAST END.  POLICE SAY VICTIM WAS NOT CARRYING AN I.D. CARD.  VICTIM WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL
  • BOND IS $25,000 FOR WOMAN CHARGED WITH ARSON IN NORWOOD.  FIRE ON MONDAY FORCED EVACUATION OF NEARBY NURSING HOME
  • RYAN WIDMER’S SECOND APPEAL OF MURDER CONVICTION IS TODAY.  WIDMER CONVICTED OF KILLING HIS WIFE SARAH IN 2008
  • VISITATION TODAY FOR FMR WARREN CO PROSECUTOR RACHEL HUTZEL.  HUTZEL, A COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE, LOST FIGHT TO CANCER.  VISITATION DETAILS: 5-8PM AT WARREN CO’S ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
  • COMAIR WILL HOLD A JOB FAIR FOR MECHANICAL WORKERS.  100 POSITIONS NEEDED AT INDIANAPOLIS REPAIR FACILITY.  INTERVIEWS HAPPEN TODAY AT HOLIDAY INN C-V-G AIRPORT FROM 1-7PM
  • CEO AND PRES. OF CHRIST HOSPITAL RESIGNS AFTER 10 YEARS.  CHRIST HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBER MIKE KEATING WILL REPLACE SUSAN CROUSHORE
  • AIR FORCE VETERAN WILL PLAY ‘TAPS’ AT HIS 1,000TH SERVICE TODAY.  SERVICE TODAY IN MILFORD IS FOR NAVY VETERAN LEWIS WIGGINS
  • OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST HONORED TONIGHT IN MIDDLETOWN.  KAYLA HARRISON WON GOLD MEDAL IN LONDON FOR JUDO.  MOTORCADE FOR KAYLA AT 6PM IN DOWNTOWN MIDDLETOWN; PARADE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY EVENT FEATURING MUSIC AND SKYDIVERS
  • GROUNDBREAKING TODAY FOR NEW FITNESS CENTER AT LOVELAND HS.  CENTER PAID FOR BY LOVELAND’S ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
  • MONROE’S SOLID ROCK CHURCH GETTING PARTS OF NEW STATUE TODAY.  NEW STATUE WILL REPLACE ‘TOUCHDOWN JESUS’ ALONG I-75

National/World News

  • ISAAC STILL A TROPICAL STORM MOVING CLOSER TO THE GULF COASTLINE.  STATE OF EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT IN LOUISIANA AS ISAAC BEARS DOWN
  • HURRICANE WARNINGS: LOUISIANA, ALABAMA & FLORIDA.  NEW ORLEANS RESIDENTS ARE BUYING UP FOOD & FUEL.  AIRLINES ARE CANCELING NEW ORLEANS FLIGHTS AHEAD OF STORM
  • MARYLAND: 15-YEAR-OLD CHARGED AS AN ADULT IN SCHOOL SHOOTING AT BALTIMORE CO HIGH SCHOOL.  17-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.  FATHER OF ACCUSED SHOOTER SAYS SON WAS BULLIED
  • SECOND PERSON DIES FROM VIRUS AFTER VISITING YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK.  THE VIRUS IS RODENT-BORNE.  4 HUMAN CASES ARE BEING INVESTIGATED.  YOSEMITE CAMPERS ARE BEING WARNED ABOUT VIRUS
  • TAMPA: ANN ROMNEY SPEAKS AT GOP CONVENTION TONIGHT.  MITT ROMNEY WILL OFFICIALLY BE NOMINATED BY GOP TONIGHT
  • NEWS CONFERENCE PLANNED TODAY IN AURORA, COLORADO.  FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF MOVIE THEATER RAMPAGE WILL SPEAK

Business News

  • MONDAY ON WALL ST: DOW -33.30 (13,124) NASDAQ +3.40 (3,073) S&P -.69 (1,410)
  • ASIAN MARKETS FINISH MIXED IN OVERNIGHT TRADING, TREND LOWER
  • MARKETS IN EUROPE MOVE LOWER IN TRADING SO FAR
  • BENCHMARK CRUDE IS TRADING IN THE $96 PER BARREL RANGE
  • LEXMARK CUTTING 1,700 JOBS.  BASED IN LEXINGTON, KY, LEXMARK WILL STOP MAKING INKJET PRINTERS

Sports News

  • MLB: REDS 3 DIAMONDBACKS 2 (W: ARROYO)    
  • WIN IS MANAGER DUSTY BAKER’S 400TH WITH THE REDS    
  • BRONSON ARROYO SOLID IN 6 INNINGS: 2 EARNED RUNS, 3 K’S    
  • ARROYO HIT A KEY HOME RUN IN THE 6TH INNING    
  • AROLDIS CHAPMAN NOTCHES 32ND SAVE OF THE SEASON
  • NEXT: REDS PLAY D-BACKS IN AZ AGAIN TONIGHT; 9:40PM
  • NL CENTRAL: REDS (78-52) LEAD CARDINALS BY 6 GAMES
  • JOEY VOTTO MAKING REHAB APPEARANCE TONIGHT IN DAYTON.  VOTTO HASN’T PLAYED SINCE JULY 15 DUE TO KNEE INJURY
  • MLB: A’S 3 INDIANS 0 (L: HERNANDEZ)
  • NEW ORLEANS SAINTS WILL PRACTICE AT PBS DUE TO ISAAC.  SAINTS PLAY THURSDAY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE
  • TENNIS: U.S. OPEN CONTINUES TODAY.  TOPS SEEDS WON ON MONDAY.  DEFENDING CHAMP SAMANTHA STOSUR AMONG TOP SEEDS ADVANCING

Today On Channel 5

  • 2PM, DR. PHIL: RELATIONSHIPS ON THE LINE
  • 3PM, JUDGE JUDY: STILETTO STABBING
  • 4PM, DR. OZ: RADICAL CURES
  • 5PM: WATCH NEWS 5 AT 5
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