FOX19 Midday Update

Good afternoon -

It is Friday - yeah!-

Here are the stories making headlines this afternoon -

A second gas leak in one week in Middletown is being investigated.  Police say no one was home at the time of the leak in the 2200 block of Queen Avenue.

Have you seen this video on  It's a guy being swept away by floodwaters in Covington this week.  You can read about it here.

The Ohio unemployment rate is down.  The latest numbers are here.

Two men were arrested overnight and charged with the latest murders in the Fay Apartments. Cincinnati Police say both men were captured in the same place.

Passenger rail wants to add more cities.  Here is the latest plan for Ohio expansion.

MC Hammer performs before and after tonight's Reds' game.  Its a tribute to the 1990 Reds.  And it is a big reunion weekend as well.  Watch for live coverage during tonight's 6 O'Clock News.

And the forecast from the FOX19 StormTrackers:
   Expect the risk of a shower or thunderstorm developing through the early afternoon hours, otherwise mainly cloudy skies. Our high today 89°. The HEAT EMERGENCY remains in effect for Cincinnati.  You can get the 7 day forecast at

Have a great weekend.