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Lunchtime with FOX19 NOW: Today's top stories

TRAFFIC WARNING if you are out at lunchtime: An emergency double lane closure is in place for northbound Interstate 75 at Mitchell Avenue. Details here: http://bit.ly/1u7ZwoI. ODOT said the lanes will be closed up to six hours, so avoid that route if you can. Traffic is already backed up to the Western Hills Viaduct. A possible alternative is to cut over to Spring Grove and head up Vine Street until you're passed the closure around the Norwood Lateral/Paddock Road.


-- The weather should be dry and cool today, perfect for getting out and enjoying those last days before Autumn hits the Cincinnati. Daytime highs will reach 71 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Check FOX19 Weather NOW for more details and the latest forecast.

Top headlines for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014:

1. Why would you aimlessly wander the aisles of Kroger when you can have someone shop for you? An area Kroger store is taking a lesson from its newly acquired brand Harris Teeter and testing a shop online option where customers choose their items and have them ready for pick up. Find out if this latest time-saving option is in your area.


2. Little Miami High School is closed today to honor Brayden Thornbury, a star football player who died after a car accident in Morrow. Our thoughts are with Brayden's family and friends.


3. Are you ready for some football? Maybe not on Sunday. Tickets to see the 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals take on the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium aren't anywhere near the 85 percent sell-out needed to air the game. Why do you think the Bengals keep running into this situation?

4. Speaking of the NFL, the organization and the players' union have agreed on a new drug policy that allows players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason to be referred to the substance abuse program instead of being banned during the season.

5. Last NFL story: Adrian Peterson is being paid $691K a week, even though he is not playing. The Minnesota Vikings have suspended him but the NFL hasn't, which means he's still being paid. Head over and take on poll on the recent scandals that have marred the NFL.

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