Bearcats and dancin' deputies...Good morning from FOX19!

Good morning!

If you're anything like me, you're feeling very well rested this morning...all of those storms that rolled through our area last night made me sleep like a rock! Meteorologist Katy Morgan is saying that we could still see a few storms pop up this afternoon, but for the most part, our Thursday forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with temps hitting the mid 80s.

A relatively quiet neighborhood is on edge this morning after the owner of Maderia Beverage was shot during a robbery late last night. Jessica Brown will be live with the latest on the investigation starting at 4:30 on the FOX19 Morning News.

One of the bicyclists who participated in the ghost ride for Andrew Gast on Tuesday was taken to the hospital after being hit by a drunk driver.  According to police, Thomas Broderick of Covington was on his way home after the ride when he was hit by Anthony Broughton of Crittenden while crossing the street. Thankfully, Broderick's injuries were not serious and Broughton was thrown behind bars and charged with a DUI.

Whether you're looking to make some money (hopefully) or you just enjoy the tracks, it's time to head on down to Florence for pony season! Today marks the beginning of the fall racing season at Turfway and Brad Underwood will be spending his morning at the tracks to bring you today's racing lineup!

UC Bearcat fans are gearing up for the season opener tonight against the Pitt Panthers tonight! Kick-off at Nippert Stadium is scheduled for 8 p.m. and University officials are encouraging everyone going to the game to sport their black! Go Cats!

Are you looking for something to get into this weekend? Why not enjoy a Reds game on us?! Be sure to tune-in during our 7 a.m. hour where Rob Williams and Sheila Gray will give you the cue to call to win a family 4-pack to tomorrow's game against the Houston Astros!

If you're a runner that loves a good brew, this will be perfect for you! The Hudepohl 14K Brewery Run is returning for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 22! Greg Harman from the Christian Moerlein Lager House will be in studio with beer samples, race information and an sneak peek of the post-race party! Check it out with Frank Marzullo during the FOX19 Morning Xtra at 9 a.m.!

Last but not least, I wanted to share this cute story with you - deputies in North Carolina took the most boring part about being an officer and gained lots of attention by busting a move! Click here to check it out (but you can't blame me for being distracted at work).

Have a great Thursday!