Good morning and happy Friday!
Today's forecast will still be on the warm side, but relief is on the horizon! Meteorologist Katy Morgan is saying that we can expect sunny skies this afternoon with highs hitting the mid 80s but rain will be making it's way back to the area late tonight. As a result, temps will be cooling down to the mid 70s for the rest of the weekend!
Police are still looking for a 93-year-old man who went missing from Mason yesterday. Thomas Willwerth was last seen at his residence at Mason Christian Village wearing a striped shirt, tan sweater and blue jeans. He is driving a silver 2007 Mercury Milan with Ohio plates ECR7912. According to police, Willwerth suffers from Dementia and has not driven in two years. If you see him, please call the Warren County Communications Center at 513-925-2525.
Female joggers in the Oakley/Hyde Park area need to be extra alert while going on those early morning runs. Police are currently investigating multiple public indecency offenses after three women have been flashed while jogging alone. Brad Underwood will be live at the square with more on these cases at 5 a.m.
After months of deliberation, Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig's request to be exempt from taking the peace officer exam has been denied. Despite his 36 years of experience, Craig is not considered to be a certified officer in the state of Ohio because he has only been credited 552 hours of training - 30 hours less than what's required. Rob Williams and Sheila Gray will have more on this story at 6 a.m.
Both President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden have officially accepted their nominations for re-election at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last night and Biden is expected to make his way into the Tristate this weekend. Jessica Brown will be live downtown with more on Biden's appearance in Milford.
A huge party kicks off tonight in Covington as the 34th annual Mainstrasse Oktoberfest gets underway. The event runs from 5-11 p.m. tonight, noon-11:30 p.m. tomorrow and noon-9 p.m. on Sunday. Go pay a visit to our EP, Dan Romito, on the corner of 6th and Philadelphia! He'll be fundraising with his daughter, Jaylen, for the Dixie Heights women's soccer team!
If you're a parent on-the-go, you'll definitely want to tune-in during our 8 a.m. hour! Cheri Brinkman will be in the studio with some great recipes to keep the money in the bank while eating healthy on the road! You can also check out her recipes on the FOX19 website.
Starting tomorrow, CiTiRAMA will be celebrating its 11th year of introducing potential home buyers to the best of urban living that Cincinnati has to offer! Whether you're looking to purchase a home or are in need of some decoration inspiration, Frank Marzullo will have the inside scoop at the 2012 CiTiRAMA in Northside. Check it our during the FOX19 Morning Xtra!
You are now caught up on news making headlines this morning - have a safe and fun weekend and I'll talk to you on Monday!