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three tri-state teams went to the ball but only one is still dancing.kentucky and u-c both falling, but this could be xaviers best chance to finally make it to indianapolis.the muskies take on the wisconsin bagers tonight.nine on your side sports director john popovich
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thanks john..in other news... there are so many stories of horror and pain from the tri-state's heroin epidemic... but this morning -- there is hope.and it's coming in the form of heavy metal.a band of recovering drug addicts -- using their music to spread a positive message.nine on your side's rose-ann aragon was in covington last night... where the band sent out that special message. nats: the beat-- the lights -- the passion . this is the madison theatre band
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only 7 left standing--- nats: this sound of heavy metal--is the band --"among giants." "it started as an idea we were joking around about and it escalated into this." nats: an idea that was formed in rehab. all but one of the members are recovering drug addicts. "started out young in high school. just doing what other people were doing to fit in." (chris wooldrige-bass player) "homeless at 22. my family washed their hands of me." it was a battle they'd fight-- together. "it took me years and years. it wasn't something i was cpable of doing in one day." "during recovery trying to change our lives we decided to take that positive energy and incorporate it into our music." nats: "it has a lot of emotion. part of our lyrics are things that we actually went through..things that we've actually seen. feelings we actually felt." "this music in this band has gotten me through some of the lowest lows of my life and they're always there for me. i'm getting ready to have a baby and they showered me with
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--in practice and in life-- "pure perseverance and never giving up." spreading hope-- one note at a time. "to change. to live a better life." "it is an extremely difficult situation and without hope there's no way that anyone can rise above." roe, 90ys. thanks rose ann..now their story has a good ending, but the lives of so many other addicts are troubled.if you or someone you know is in the clutches of heroin, we have resources to get help *right now* on our website... w-c-p-o-dot-com-slash-heroin. one down two to go..police say this man was trying to sell a pick-up truck on craiglist -- but ended up robbing the potential buyers instead!this morning earl lee now faces charges of aggravated robbery. police say he didn't act alone, the potential buyers
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other people tried to take their money *and * their car! those two have *not* been caught. police say it's a reminder about the dangers of technology...and why talking to your kids about the dangers of social media is so important.a northeast ohio man accused of driving to missouri to kidnap a teen girl... then holding her against her will for days! days!the suspect, eric shot-well of ohio, is charged with rape, kidnapping and assault.police say he met the 14-year-old on a smartphone app called "say hi" -- and then secretly took her from her home in eastern missouri on sunday.she was found thursday at *his* home.the f-b-i is now investigating. fixing hunger in the tri-state one can-struction at a time. how a building competiton aims to put an end to hunger. an honor for a tri-state veteran... coming decades after his service.the
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delivered a medal.you are watching good morning tri
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how do you fix hunger in the tri-state? 9 on your side's kristen swilley found out it's a project that's under *can-struction.* struction.* this is just a simple can of soup... but in the hands of engineers and architects it can be a rubber duck, bb-8 from star wars, even the cast of finding nemo. this city wide design and building competition benefits the freestore food bank. the finished product can measure as large as 10 feet wide, 10 feet long and 10 feet tall.... and the structures are making an even bigger impact... an estimated 60 thousand canned
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year since cincinnati joined the cause back in 1997. there is also a free guided walking tour called strut the structure. the last opportunity to catch that is next saturday. reporting live downtown...kristen swilley...9 on your side. beware of a spring vacation scam! you know the saying if it seems too good to be true.. it probably is.john matarese is on your side so you don't
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tri-state weekend at 8 on 9 on your side the d-c bald eagles have hatched.this is a live look at the nest.you can't see them now...mommy has them all covered up but they are named meet mr. president and first lady.welcome to the world... it does'nt quite feel like it todaybut spring has officially begun.as of 12:30 this morning. that was the exact moment of the vernal equinox.that's when the sun's rays are directly over the equator. i know...some now you're itching for a beach getaway, right?before you get online to look for a deal, ohio's attorney general is warning about some springtime travel scams you need to watch out for! beautiful spring days get us in the mood to travel.but so many people have bad memories of a travel ripoff... ripoff..."the ship was really old, and bad...."...and
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like what's promised. promised."they told us that some of the ports would be open, and they actually weren't, and we knew it but they weren't truthful with us." us."until recently, fax machines and us mail were the scammers best friend.but now they are turning to social media...to make you think that everyone is getting these deals. deals."last year we received over 400 complaints about travel scams..."ohio attorney general mike dewine came to 9 on your side's studio to warn about the top travel scams this year.the top ripoffs: -free airfare that isn't. isn't."you get a postcard that says you've won free airline tickets, or you've won something else. and then once youve looked into it there's always a catch." -free hotel rooms that come with high pressure to buy a timeshare. timeshare."what they dont tell you is that when you do this you have to listen to their speil. you are outgunned, frankly. these guys do this every single day."-and discount travel clubs with no available dates. dates."a travel club can be a couple of thousand dollars, and you see all these brochures and things you'll
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much different than what they purported it to be."that offer for a 3 night mexican vacation for 300 bucks? bucks?"if it's too good to be true, its probably not good at all." john meterese reporting.all that talk of spring, but winter isn't going away quietly.colorado got hit with a late winter storm. storm.take a look.the storm dropped between six and 14 inches of snow.and that storm is moving this way right jason? it's time to check weather
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most of us weren't even a thought.. when he was off risking his life to protect our democracy. yesterday in dell-hi a world war 2 hero who witnessed the
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you...from france.julie o'neil has the story you'll only see on 9 on your side. order! this is one of the greatest honors of my life. 72 years later...a salute to that 18-year-old soldier who traveled to france fighting on its border with germany.it would be wrong to say that i wasn't frightened.because it's a horrid experience to realize that number one someone is shooting at you and number 2 you have to shoot back. now 91...and surrounded by loved ones and dignitaries at grace covenant church in delhi... command sergeant major henry armstrong remembers well that first night in france...on a guard detail.and every one of us in the detail killed a tree. there was a tree that looked like a human being on the opposite of where we were and i think everybody there shot that tree that night. (laugh)some memories bring laughter...others bring pause...the saddest part was the concentration camp of
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a pile of rags that contained the bodies of women and children that had been machine gunned. and i often wonder about the guy behind the machine gun. how he felt about thatarmstrong helped liberate a concentration camp...and helped liberate france. france. every french person has a special place in their heart for you.and so all these years later...a member of the french consul pins on armstrong his country's prestigious french legion of honor medal. a thank you sir...for your service.(applause) julie o'neil reporting.a new bill aims to ease restictions on indoor smoking at private clubs in ohio. ohio.the legislation would permit smoking in cigar clubs and other private groups, even if the club is next to other buildings.it also removes a requirement that a club must
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employees.this bill does have an uphill battle. representatives with the "american lung association in ohio," american heart association and "american cancer society" all oppose the change. work can be a dangerous place...more and more people are still seriously injured on the job.that's according to a new report released this week from the "occupational safety and health administration."it shows more than 10-thousand severe injuries were caused by workplace conditions in 2015. these injuries led to nearly 8-thousand hospitalizations.. and nearly 3-thousand amputations. it quickly becoming a national issue..lead in america's water supply.flint, michigan..sebri ng, ohio, louisiana... louisiana...in new jersey.. recent tests raised red flags about elevated lead levels in newark's school distrcts drinking water.11 schools are having their water tested this weekend.officals say last year nearly 10 percent of samples showed elevated lead levels .
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christie addressd the issue. (gov. chris christie, (r) new jersey): "i immediately involved the dep to work with the mayor's office and the nps. we put bottled water into all those schools and shut off the taps in those schools," officials are pointing out that so far.. lead has *not* been found in newark's water source.but contamination can happen when lead leaches from individual water pipes or household fixtures. a horse trainer says they were starved -- sick -- and dying.and now this morning -- a clermont county neighborhood is pitching in to help save 3 horses. kimberly kinder bought the horses -- and is now trying to get them back to health.one of them had active lice and mites -- and open sores.she says she could *not* believe her eyes when she went to pick the animals up last weekend. "just utter shock....the closer we got the more emaciated they looked." looked."since then, the community has donated thousands of dollars in
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clermont county animal control and the prosecutor's office have been notified about the animals... they did not returns our calls for comment. those so-called hoverboards are already banned from airplanes, could i-phone be next?a girl traveling from seattle to hawaii says her phone burst into flames mid-air. mid-air.163 passengers were on board the alaska airlines flight which was still more than an hour away from honalulu.that's when the phone just went up in smoke...startli ng the owner and passengers alike. "all of the sudden there was like 8 inch flames coming out of my phone. and i flipped it off onto the ground and it got under someone's seat, and the flames were just getting higher and a bunch of people stood up." up."alaska airlines says its crew are actually trained for this and were able to put the fire out quickly.as for iphones being banned, experts say that fire like these would have to be a regular occurance...so iphone owners, you're safe for now.
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looking forward its best showing yet in the n-c-a-a tournament.the pivotal person that many say is the reason
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, we're only hours away.with all of the upsets this could be xaves best chance to make it to the final four in houston.what the muskies will win against the wisconsin in just few minutes good morning...i'm timyka artistand i'm jason adams
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could this be xavier's year? after this year's unprecedente d string of upsets, things just might be falling into place.muskies fans think the man leading the basketball program is fueling the team's success.and as they play for a spot in the sweet 16 tonight...-- chris riva shows
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riva su open: many around the xavier basketball say the program has gone to the next level, meaning they can compete for a national championship. head coach chris mack is widely credited for xavier's next step in success. while there have been a long line of great coaches before him, xavier fans say mack is different, because he is home grown. greg christopher: "chris has done an amazing job to take this program to a new level. we obviously have an amazing history, but he has taken it to a new level." riva track: xavier fans here in st. louis feel mack as not only an apreciation for the city, but also xavier. len "i am a bomber myself. i am part of the long blue line. i think chris understands xavier and hopefully he is going to stay a xavier a long time. drew " obviously with the success a lot of people are going to come knocking at the door. rightfully so, but hopefully being a cincinnati guy he will stick around. i think he will." tom "al lot of people use xavier as a stepping
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here a while and win 3 or four national titles. maybe is 20 years they will name the court after him." len "i think chris understands xavier and the benefits of greater cincinnati." riva track: fans here in stl. would like nothing better than the home town kid guide them to the final four. at the ncaa tournament - chris riva 9oys. chris riva and john popovich are in saint louis for this evening's game.nine is on yor side with full coverage. tip-off is at 8:40. how do you fix hunger in the tri-state? well, as 9 on your side's kristen swilley found out it's a project that's under *can-
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im hanging out inside the weston art gallery with the cast of finding nemo... dori and nemo are just two examples of the can good structures you can see throughout cincinnati... every single can goes to someone in need. this city wide design and building competition benefits the freestore food bank. the finished product can measure as large as 10 feet wide, 10 feet long and 10 feet tall.... and the structures are making an even bigger impact... an estimated 60 thousand canned goods have been donated each year since cincinnati joined the cause back in 1997. there is also a free guided walking tour called strut the structure. the last opportunity to catch that is next reporting live downtown...kristen swilley...9 on your side. it's going to be an historic trip.the president and first lady will travel to cuba today. today.this will be the first
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in nearly 90 years. during the trip, mr. obama is expected to meet with cuban president raul castro, talk with society leaders, do some sight-seeing and attend a baseball game. instagram has a new star.it only took pope francis 12 hours to gain 1 million followers.after joining yesterday, pope francis posted a photo of himself praying, using the name fran-ciscus". the pontiff says he wants to "walk" with followers "along the way of god's mercy and tenderness."it's a new record...the previous record was held by former soccer star david beckham. he reached 1 million followers in 24 hours here's some news many twitter users will appreciate. it looks like twitter will be keeping it brief!the social media giant says it is sticking to its 140-character limit. there was rumor twitter was considering a feature that would allow for longer tweets. but many users spoke out against the possible change. one of twitter's chief exectives says the constraint "allows for of-the-moment
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have you noticed that you're seeing a lot more "tax-related spam" this year?if so you're not alone. alone.the i-r-s says it has seen about a 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents this tax season that's compared to last year. the irs has sent out an alert about the email's.. which aim to get your personal information.the irs also warns that links included in the email.. may include malware. two trump campaign rally's, two protests..one of those turns violent.it's a distrubing trend but the gop frontrunner is still confident. how trump plans to handle the negative attention with the
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thanks jason...over the past several weeks, 9 on your side has been working to find "kids in need" a home.in this sunday's "grant me hope"
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14 year old michael. he's artistic, likes hunting and
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if you are interested in providing a home to michael or
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featured in grant me hope please call....513-632-6366 xavier isn't the only tri-state team with big hopes in this year's n-c-a-a tournament.kentucky took to the court yesterday.sports reporter ken broo has all the
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this sunday morning. it's now --- degrees at -- o'clock. a scary scene -- but amazingly no serious injuries when a bus full of high school students overturns in indiana!inside: members of a basketball team on their way to a game in the northeastern part of the hoosier state.police say the bus was side-swiped by another car.many of the students and coaches on board were taken to the hospital -- but their injuries are *not* life- threatening. a late winter storm turned some roads in minnesota into ice rinks yesterday.officials say there were more than 2- hundred-30 car crashes in the state between midnight and 10 a-m.the minnesota state patrol says 27-people were hurt. they got a break from the snow yesterday.. but forecsaters say more snow is expected next week. violence outside a donald trump rally in arizona -- as groups in *two* different
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visits from the leading g-o-p candidate.but donald trump is remaining confident -- as the next primary draws near. a-b-c's elizabeth hur has the latest on democracy 2016. nats fighting a protester wearing a kkk hood sparked a fight during donald trump's rally in tucson, arizona. sot donald trump "the other guy's wearing a ku klux klan outfit. he thinks it's wonderful. these are bad people. i'm telling you." earlier, in phoenix, protesters blocked the main road leading to the rally, some chaining themselves to cars. nats in new york, thousands of protesters clashed with trump supporters outside the trump tower. sot peter blewette, protester "he literally represents the worst parts of america, and he's bringing out all the garbage." but the frontrunner predicts he will win the republican presidential nomination. sot trump "but you know the expression, to be the future of the republican party you have to go through trump. right. right. gotta go through
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put the brakes on the trump bandwagon, now that the republican establishment is backing him. sot sen. ted cruz "we should appeal to the values that unify us, that bring us together, that we believe in." john kasich -- still in the race -- disagrees. sot gov. john kasich - "i don't, frankly folks, care about polls." on the democratic side, bernie sanders toured the border area in arizona .... dismissing any talk of of the democrats uniting behind hillary clinton. sot sen. bernie sanders "some of the largest states in this country, states like california, states like new york state, oregon, washington state, they have not yet cast a vote." the vermont senator continuing his campaign in phoenix saturday night.elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. it's time to check weather
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one last look outside.it's sunny out but dont be fooled...it's cold out there. hey don't forget,..some of the best area
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cincy-sings competition today. it takes place annually but there are a few changes this year. year.the semi-finals get underway at 2 p-m at the aronoff centerand they'll wrap things up at music hall this year, that's where the finals will take place.choirs formed from area companies are competing.tickets are 20 bucks. . let's get one last check of your weekend forecast from meteorologist sarah walters. that's good morning tri-state for this saturday.we're always on with breaking news and
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starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. march madness. now just three gop candidates left standing. as donald trump continues his march to the nomination. >> we have a movement going on, folks. i will never let you down. >> but with his rivals and his party rallying to stop him. >> we're seeing republicans uniting behind this campaign. >> could a contested convention take trump down? we're one on one with donald trump. only on "this week." plus, hillary takes aim. >> we should be breaking down

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