FOX19.com Midday Update

Good afternoon! Here is your midday update from FOX19.com:

Covington Police are investigating a woman's death as a homicide after she was found inside a home with a gas leak. More on that case here.

The Reds and Cardinals play again this afternoon following last night's brawl. At least one Cardinal won't be in the lineup. More on that here. What should the punishment be for those involved? Vote at www.fox19.com.

If you are headed to this afternoon's game, or will be outside at all today, be careful! For the second time this summer, we are under an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING.

Several charges have been filed after a large food stamp bust. Get more details on that here.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized some hidden marijuana at the DHL facility at CVG. Find out how they found it.

A vacant home in Fairfield Township is considered a total loss after a large fire. More information here.

A young child in Trenton is recovering after being attacked by the family dog. More on that story here.

FOX19.com must-click of the day: Get a sneak peek inside downtown Cincinnati's newest restaurant - the latest endeavor from a familiar face.

Today on the FOX19.com video page: The economic impact a Sprint Cup race will have on the area and the latest in a case involving an exotic dancer dragging a client under her car.

Is there any relief from this heat in sight? Get your complete forecast.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING -- Has been issued for the entire Tri-State from now until 8pm. Expect it to feel more like 105 to 110, when you factor in your HEAT INDEX. Special attention needs to be paid to our urban city centers where black top and concrete will add to the heat. Our daytime air temp will be 96. A SMOG ALERT also remains in effect for today. A risk of thunderstorms popping off this afternoon continues. Expect no relief in sight as we approach the weekend, even with the risk of pop-up storms. -- FOX19 Meteorologist Frank Marzullo

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