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Lunchtime with FOX19 NOW: Today's top stories

The Bengals are No. 1 in SI.com's NFL Power Rankings (FOX19 Photo) The Bengals are No. 1 in SI.com's NFL Power Rankings (FOX19 Photo)

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FOX19 NOW's Catherine Bodak says an area of high pressure will stick around for the remainder of the workweek. Today, we will see mostly sunny skies and highs in the low/mid 70s. A cold front will move through on Sunday. As a result, showers and thunderstorms are possible.

Top headlines for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014:

1. Police in your neighborhood could soon be using radars to detect texting and driving.

A company in Virginia says they're "close to production" with the technology.

2. Who is No. 1 in SI.com's NFL Power Rankings?

The Bengals! This is the first time the Bengals have been on top of the SI.com NFL Power Rankings, according to Sports Illustrated writer Chris Burke.

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3. Even though the Bengals are No. 1 in the Power Rankings, there's still a struggle to sell tickets for Sunday's game against the Titans.

But the Bengals may ask for an extension after ticket sales picked up for Sundays against the Tennessee Titans.

4. School safety is being taken to a whole new level.

Kings Local School District have begun to install a device called the "Bearacade."  The device slips under a door, a pin is dropped through the device into a hole in the floor, and the door is jammed and unable to open from the outside. It's a simple concept for safety.

The device hangs next to the door with easy access for a teacher or student. When notified that the school is on lockdown, the device slips under the door (Photo: Doorbearacade.com)

5. Note to the parents of students at Covington's Ninth District Elementary School

Principal Scott Shepard wrote that three students reported that were walking to school Wednesday morning from Latonia Terrace and reported that a white man in a blue car attempted to grab one of them. All of the students arrive safely.

Principal Scott Shepard wrote that three students reported that were walking to school Wednesday morning and reported that a man attempted to grab one of them (PHOTO: Covington Public School News Letter)

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