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Happy Thursday!

Good morning!

Get ready for a chilly but beautiful day in the Tri-state! Meteorologist Katy Morgan is saying that temperatures will be climbing into the mid 50s today and an area of high pressure moving in will be bringing lots of sunshine with it! Katy and Frank will have more on your weekend forecast starting at 4 a.m. on FOX19!

Cincinnati City Council is looking to move homeless shelters away from the Washington Park area but are receiving backlash from several groups, including homeless advocates. As apart of our commitment to bring you balanced news, Rob Williams and Sheila Gray will have both arguments during the FOX19 Morning News.

Two men are waking up behind bars after one of the largest pot busts in Butler County. An undercover investigation led deputies to Balermo Ruiz and Armando Lopez, both apart of the Mexican drug cartel, and seized over 900 lbs. of pot. The investigation is still in the works and we will have the latest information on our web site.

In an attempt to curb prescription drug abuse, Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine, is in town today to unveil a new program. Cory Stark is live in Delhi Township with the details.

Are you thinking about selling your home and need to add a few upgrades? Or maybe you would like to enjoy the upgrades yourself. Either way, groundbreaking for the 51st Home-a-rama is going on today! Jessica Brown is live in Liberty Township this morning with what you can expect to see during the event.

Our friends in the northeast just can't seem to catch a break this season. A Nor'easter with strong winds and heavy snow and rain is pounding the areas hit hard by Superstorm Sandy. Around 60,000 people who were excited to have their power come on are now back in the dark. Forecasters are predicting moderate flooding in both New York and New Jersey today due to the storm.

The 2012 Election marks a huge shift in attitudes of the residents on Puerto Rico. For the first time ever, the majority (61%) of Puerto Ricans are in favor of becoming an official state. As of now, there are roughly 4 million residents of the island are American citizens but are not allowed to vote.

We've got a big lineup for you in today's FOX19 Morning Xtra. Frank Marzullo will be hanging out live with the folks of the Food from the Heart campaign, Stephanie Woods is whipping up her favorite Thanksgiving Day dish and Tracey Johnson is holding down the fort in studio with our friends from Eden's Edge!

That wraps up your news making headlines this morning - enjoy the rest of your day!

-Emily

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