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Good morning. It's 31 degrees with heavy fog along the Ohio River. An escaped Kentucky inmate was arrested in Hamilton overnight.

It's 31 degrees with thick fog enveloping downtown Cincinnati and other areas along the Ohio River.  The low will slip to 28 degrees before we rebound to 40 degrees. We're in for a cloudy, rainy day. Tune in at 5 a.m. for FOX19 NOW Meteorologist Catherine Bodak's latest forecast.

Here's what you missed overnight and what you can see this morning on FOX19 NOW:

Reporter Miranda Del Pozo is reporting live in Florence, where live racing returns to Turfway Park today. Tune in at 5 a.m. to see why Kentucky's tracks are ideal for winter racing and how the sports boosts the economy.

Reporter Megan O'Rourke is live outside the federal courthouse in downtown Cincinnati, where "I Can't Breathe" protests are happening around the country and in some cities in Indiana and Kentucky. Are ones scheduled for our region, too?

An escaped Kentucky inmate with ties to the Tri-State was arrested in Hamilton overnight. Joshua Stephenson, 23, is held on a new kidnapping charge at the Butler County Jail. We will keep following this breaking story as new information comes in throughout the morning, and we will be in court when Stephenson faces a judge at 8 a.m .

You won't want to miss today's guests: 

Be sure to watch at 8:10 a.m. when Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Conductor John Morris Russell is live in our studio to announce the release of the orchestra's latest album, "Carnival of the Animals." The Cincinnati Pops will perform its annual Holiday Pops show featuring Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell on Friday and again Dec. 13 and 14.

Tune in at 8:45 a.m. as the executive chef of the Renaissance Hotel, Harvey Germain, whips up sweet and savory potato pancakes, a traditional holiday favorite. We have the recipe and step-by-step directions.

Be sure to watch at 9:05 a.m. when TNT Maddox and Buckets Blakes talk about their experience of playing for the Harlem Globetrotters, perform ball handling skills, and bring Goodwill to Cincinnati. 

All this and more on FOX19 NOW Morning News.

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