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mark: fog likely to be a problem this morning as you head out to work. meteorologist randi rico tells s supposed to move out and a live look at road conditions this morning. lisa: a possible suspect in the homicide case of middletown mother brittany russell. the charges this suspect faces in court this morning. mark: and breaking news this morning. what we' ve learned about a deadly fire at a mason home that sparked early this morning. [captioning made possible by wlwt-tv] >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way, this is wlwt news 5 today. mark: good morning, everyone. i'
m lisa cooney. headlines are straight ahead. it seems like the big story right now. randi: on my way in this morning, the weather this morning is very wildly depending on where you are. we have foggy conditions downtown. level2 snow emergency in adams county. it does depend where you are for what you will be running into. we have some mist still falling around the 71, 75 corridor. heavier snow east of 68. starting out in portions of highland county along 62. moderate snow falling from
they were under a level 2 snow emergency this morning and had two inches of snow on the ground then. south of the river, lighter snow falling and moving through germantown, kentucky. this looks better than it did a couple of hours ago. there is fog in plac e. the dense fog advisory in effect until 8:00 this morning. winter weather advisory unsold 10:00. there could be some tricky travel this morning. i promised some 60' s in the seven-day forecast. mark: breaking now, investigators are on the scene of a deadly house fire in mason. this is a live look at the scene. few details are being released, but we have confirmed at least one person has died in the fire. someone called 911 around 1:45
olympia drive home fully engulfed in flames. much of the home is destroyed this morning. the coroner has arrived on scene, but no other details are wlwt news 5' s dan griffin will have a live update just ahead. lisa: in springfield township, a fire too intense for firefighters to try to rescue a man inside a home. neighbors along timbermill court say the victim who died was a hoarder. firefighters found the man near the kitchen. they say the fire might have started in an enclosed patio. the homeowner kept pets in cages inside with space heaters running. >> when he' s found in the kitchen, who knows? he may have been attempting to exit. he may have been attempting to put out a fire, maybe in the kitchen. we don' t know. lisa: investigators are still pinpointing the cause of the fire. they haven' t released the victim' s name. mark: an arrest in connection to the death of a middletown
a person of interest is behind bars, but not charged in brittany russell' s death. the mother was found shot to death in her car last week in dayton with her 6-month-old baby in the back seat unharmed. police tell our nbc affiliate in dayton they have arrested a 37-year-old man on unrelated drug charges but believe he is linked to britany russell' s death. >> we' re glad that he' s behind bars and we' re hoping that they go forward with more charges and we' re hoping they go for the maximum. mark: wlwt is not naming the person of interest, since he has not been charged in russell' s death. the 37-year-old will be arraigned on those unrelated drug charges today. fog will be a big factor in your morning commute this morning in the greater cincinnati area. lisa: and to our southeast, more snow causing trouble for drivers. andrew setters is in live drive 5 taking a closer look at the roads now. andrew: good morning. we are noticing
bit of fog this morning. you may see more and more of it. we' re heading into adams county and brown county. a lot of the snow missed essential part of the area and fell to the east. they are under a level 2 snow emergency. significant snowfall for the overnight hours, even though you are waking up to find a little bit of fog. no major problem for cincinnati downtown and a lot of the viewing area. snow to the east and we will find out in adams and brown count ies. lisa: breaking up with someone and then posting sexual pictures of them all over the internet could soon become a crime in kentucky. wlwt news 5' s tammy mutasa talked with a victim who says
s about time. tammy: one victim tells me she was so humiliated, she didn' t want to leave her house. she says her ex-boyfriend posted naked videos of her online. now kentucky lawmakers say jilted exes beware. >> it had been like somebody had hit me in the stomach. it was personal disbelief and partially feeling completely violated. tammy: this northern kentucky victim thought she trusted her boyfriend until they broke up. she says her ex blasted naked videos and pictures of herself online. her friend saw them first. >> he had shown him some videos of me on his phone and said, "oh, i have these videos and i have these pictures. i' m going to post them all over the internet. i want everybody to see it." tammy: kentucky lawmakers are now pushing to make it a crime for people who spread porn without the victim' s consent. it' s upgraded to a felony if a
revenge porn. >> i think it' s time that more states step up and make a law like this to make this illegal because it' s not just kentucky that' s got people who are being hurt by this. tammy: eventually the victim' s brother convinced the website to take down the images. but the traumatic damage was done. >> i was so embarrassed about the whole situation. i didn' t even want to be around people. tammy: this victim hopes it will become the law to help other victims. >> i would never have imagined he would do what he did with them. tammy: the bill will be heading to the senate. lisa: strengthening laws against revenge porn is becoming more and more common. as of 2015, 26 states and washington, d.c., have laws on the books. they range from misdemeanor offenses to states like illinois, where posting non-consensual images is a
mark: turning to commitment 2016. they each have won a state so far on the road to the republican convention, but now donald trump is demanding an apology from ted cruz. trump called cruz a liar a number of times during his campaign events monday in south he says some of cruz' s ads are apologize, he' ll sue. trump says since cruz was born in canada, he' s not eligible to run for president. s an unstable person. i watch him. i see him. and i always say he' s a good debater, but he can' t talk. re not in grade school where you just get to say "liar, liar, pants on fire" and not respond to the substance. [laughter] mark: south carolina voters will head to the polls on saturday for the republican primary. lisa: back to the forecast on your shoes they. good morning to you. randi: the happiest areas of snowfall, 68 and east. it looks like 68 is the divider
the snowfall rate has decreased through brown and adams county. you are dealing with lighter snow showers into adams county for about the next 60 to 90 minutes before it finally moves out. the cleanup begins for those towns hit hard with the snow. closer to downtown fog is the big concern. a dense fog advisory until 8:00. snow-covered roads east of 68. if you' re hoping for some sunshine today, it is not in the cards for us. temperatures in the upper 30' s today and tomorrow. sunshine returns on thursday. then we get the warm up.
s this weekend. what is the latest? kyla: 68 and east you may deal with snow-covered roadways. the side streets. we have seen favorable conditions even with the snowfall out there on the roads. fog seems to be the bigger acer closer to the 275 loop. a little hazy as you can see on our traffic camera. 32 near clermont county. traffic is still moving along pretty good at this hour. camera. lisa: thank you. a bigger conference is the goal, but is the university of cincinnati making any inroads?
about the big 12 and if that could mean another upgrade to nippert stadium. lisa: there was lots of tributes and epic performances last night at the 58th annual grammy awards. the winners and losers and everyone in between coming up in trending. mark: taking a live look outside. some foggy parts of town. 33 degrees.
mark: breaking now, a deadly house fire under investigation in mason. lisa: wlwt news 5' s dan griffin live at the scene with what we' ve learned about the investigation. good morning. dan: the scene here so very active. i am going to step out-of-the-way. fire crews are digging through the rubble. one person is dead. crews were dispatch just before 2:00 this morning with reports of fire through the roof. one person was found dead. it is unclear if the was a man or woman who was the victim.
front and left side of the house. there is still a lot of work to figure out why this happened. we will continue to follow the story through the morning. we' re live in mason. mark: thank you. time to get another check on your forecast. it is all about the zip code. randi: the clouds are a little thinner there. we have wet roads and some mist and light snow falling. these are the spots that continue to see snow showers this morning. 6:00, the snow will be coming to an end. we have a dense fog advisory. there is a winter weather advisory until 10:00.
the weather does vary wildly. far north, we have wet roads. downtown, thick fog. watch for slick spots this morning and assault temperatures are close to freezing. guys? lisa: an exciting night at the 15th annual grammy awards. mark: miriah turner joins us now with some of the moments trending this morning. miriah: definitely some wins and some upsets last night. record of the year went to mark ronson featuring bruno mars for "uptown funk." meghan trainor won best new artist of the year. "1989" brought home album of the year and best pop vocal album for taylor swift. ed sheeran walked away with his first-ever grammy, winning song of the year and best pop solo performance for "thinking out loud." then chris stapleton won best country album and best country
"traveller." sadly, powerhouse vocalists adele and carrie underwood were heavily criticized on social media for their performances. you can look that out. memorable tribues from the evening featured lady gaga and her powerful david bowie tribute performance comprised of a medly of his best songs. the late b.b. king was also honored by gary clark jr., chris stapleton and bonnie raitt. b.b. king' s grammy-winning song "the thrill is gone." b.b. king died at the age of 89 in may last year. a tribute was also held for the late glen fry from the eagles. and louiville is throwing it back. the "i love the ' 90' s tour" has been announced and will feature music artists at the kfc yum! center like salt-n-pepa, color me badd, and rob base, just to name a few. the concert takes place on june 4th. tickets for the concert will go on sale friday at the yum! center box office and on ticketmaster.com. plenty of good music.
mark: the uc bearcats feverishly campaigning to get the big 12' s attention. latest from the university' s president. george: the big 12 chatter has been taken up a notch. welcome back, everyone. uc has been campaigning very hard to get the big 12' s attention. the president said if an invite did come, nippert stadium could be expanded. he said paul brown would be an option for some of the bigger games. oklahoma appears to be in uc' s corner. now texas has to get there. xavier is among the schools
but uc has some work to do. xavier is a two seed. the bearcats are in but just barely. uc plays that tulsa on thursday night. xavier hosts providence. the musketeers have spent 10 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the associated press poll. they villanova is still number one in both polls. kentucky is 14th in most polls. former player was back in town over the weekend after a nice
he will be a video assistant for the boston celtics. >> it is an opportunity not a lot of 23-year-olds get. i get to work for danny and brad, something i have always wanted to do. george: he was able to make it back to town. it is tournament time for the girls in ohio. fourth quarter, gabriel marshall connecting on a three. mon unt notre dame wins it. fairfield against the eagles. did you arrive and she gets the floater to fall. walnut hill wins it and will play hamilton on wednesday night. the boys tournament starts later
kentucky gets there tournaments early next week. that is all the sports for now. we will have more coming up later in the day. mark: taking a live look outside morning. plenty of fog depending on where you are. randi: you can tell yesterday it was going to be an issue overnight into the morning. we have very cold a ground and warm air. that is causing the fog issues this morning. east of 68, a snowy start through portions of brown and adams county. it is a foggy sta rt and it will stay gloomy all day long.
weekend, we will be pushing 60 degrees into friday and saturday. a little bit of mist on the radar from warren county into the eastern part of the 275 loop. light rain action. east they are watching the snow fall. right there along 62 in through brown county and into peebles. it was way worse two and three hours ago. toward 6:00 a.m., the snow is gone. fog may remain. a dense fog advisory for counties in gray.
highland county, robertson, that continues until 10:00. the snow has moved out for most of us. thick fog remains. 34 at the moment. 8:00 a.m., 29. 6:00, 34 degrees. fog for today, at least in the morning. maybe not a big deal wednesday evening. sunshine returns on thursday. friday and saturday, high temperatures about 60 degrees. lisa: thank you. senator sherrod brown from ohio is now working on legislation to address lead concerns in water sooner. the announcement follows ohio' s epa calling for a federal overhaul. senator brown says he wants to speed up community notification and the response cities have to take. current u.s. standards require
days of high lead readings. ohio' s epa director wants more thorough lead testing and faster notification. it' s tax season, which means big refunds are on the minds of not only you, but also identity thieves. mark: wlwt news 5' s sheree paolello joins us with an example of how the crime is so widespread it can happen to anyone. sheree: thousands of people will be victims of stolen identity tax refund fraud this year. investigators say thieves use stolen personal information and in many cases, tax filers don' realize they' ve been victimized until their legitimate returns are rejected. >> identity theft cases can be among the most challenging types of tax fraud for us to handle. and we understand it is very sheree: think it can' t happen to you? well, think again. one of the victims in greater cincinnati is our own investigative reporter todd dykes. tonight at 6:00, he' ll share what happened to him. plus, see what it takes to fight back, and get advice on how you
re entitled to. that' s tonight on wlwt news 5 at 6:00. >> cincinnati' s certified most accurate forecast. randi: when you head out the door this morning, most of us dealing with fog. the eastern communities, the shortly. watch out for snow-covered roads east of 68 this morning. we will make it to 38 degrees this afternoon. dealing with thick fog and limited visibility this morning. the clouds will linger through the day. it will be gloomy tomorrow as well. maybe a passing sprinkle with
continues sunny to partly sunny skies and temperatures near 60, which means you will see people rocking shorts. kyla: for the most part we' re seeing decent conditions. we do have some fog through parts of the 275 loop. 19 minutes on 71, 75 all the way from the split into downtown cincinnati. 16 minutes from butler county. he shouldn' t see too much activity there. 12 minutes on 275 from cvg to 47 1. this is 275 and mineola pike. you might want to check for any delays and give yourself a few extra minutes on the rose with the slightly reduced visibility. mark: thank you.
l a: a live look at the roads this morning. conditions causing multiple hazards out there this morning. how fog could cause problems for some, while others are battling another snowfall. mark: the tug-of-war continues over who should choose the replacement for the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. who some possible candidates could be. lisa: and the latest on a deadly fire in mason this morning. what we know about the victim. >> from cincinnati' s wlwt, leading the way, this is wlwt news 5 today. lisa: 5:00 a.m. on your tuesday. good morning. i' m lisa cooney. mark: and i' m mark hayes. thanks for joining us. randi rico and kyla woods are in this morning with your weather and traffic. let' s go straight to randi rico for the forecast. randi: it could take me an hour and a half to go neighborhood by neighborhood the visit changes so quickly. we have fog as a problem for