Midday Update

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The iconic statue known as "Touchdown Jesus" was destroyed after a lightning strike last night. Get the latest here, including the 911 call and video. Also, be sure to send us your pictures of the statue - before or after the fire - to  You can also leave you comments in the chat at the bottom of the link.

Did you see Tricia Macke's exclusive interview with Bill Cunningham while he was filming a new TV show in Chicago? Check it out here, and be sure to tune to 700WLW at 2 p.m. today, when Tricia will be a guest on Bill's show.

THIS JUST IN: The White House says President Obama will be in Ohio on Friday. Find out where.

Today, President Obama is in the Gulf Coast and will make a statement on the oil spill tonight. Watch it live at 8 p.m. on FOX19 and

Two teenagers accused of beating a baby alpaca to death were in court today. Find out what happened during their appearance.

Cincinnati Police are investigating a homicide after a man was shot several times and then walked to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Controversy is brewing over the credentials of a U.S. Senate candidate in Kentucky. More on that here.

The mother of two boys who died last week in a swollen creek spoke publicly for the first time yesterday. Find out what she had to say. Meanwhile, prosecutors are still deciding whether or not charges should be filed against the boys' babysitter.

Today on the video page: Residents of one Northern Kentucky community are shocked to learn of a meth lab in their neighborhood and a local company helps businesswomen.

Another shot at severe storms today. Get your complete update.



A hazy, sun and cloud mix working into early afternoon. However, by late day into the evening hours do look at another round of rain and thunderstorms, some storms could be strong. A daytime high of 86°. We will track off and on thunderstorms through early Wednesday morning before we dry things out Wednesday afternoon and for the remainder of the week. As we approach Friday expect temperatures to reach near 90°.

FOX19 Meteorologist Frank Marzullo

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