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 Good afternoon, Tri-State!

The mercury is on the rise after an unseasonably cold start this morning. We should reach 36 degrees by 4 p.m. before tumbling back into the 20s tonight. Will it warm up this weekend? FOX19 NOW Meteorologist Catherine Bodak has your latest forecast.

It was a deadly morning for Butler County roads. A 17-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed on Ohio 122 in Middletown and then one person died in a four-vehicle crash on Ohio 128 in Ross Township. Tune in to FOX19 NOW at 6:30 p.m. for the latest developments.

WATCH: A mother is reunited with her newborn baby after someone jumped into her vehicle and stole it, along with the baby still strapped in the backseat, outside a Florence gas station Thursday night. The vehicle and baby were found a few hours later outside a Fort Mitchell gas station. Police are still searching for the suspect.

Tri-State gas prices dropped below $2 for the first time in several years this week. Here's where you can go fill up for $1.99 per gallon. The national average fuel price is $2.47, AAA reports.

Other top stories to read:

Which local community was named the best college town in America? The announcement came this week after the finance web site WalletHub ranked 280 U.S. cities and towns to find the ones that promise the best or worst combination of academic, social and economic atmospheres.

A local amusement park announced new rides this week for the 2015 season. There will be two - and you can help to name them!

Trending Now: Stephen Colbert, who is headed to fill David Letterman's shoes as 'Late Show' host, received an A-list celebrity sendoff in the Colbert Report finale.

We have the latest details on the fight to #SaveBela. An attorney for the dog's owner, who recently died and requested the animal follow her to the grave, is trying to find other options for this German Shepherd whose fate was changed by a huge public outcry.

Several Great Clips in one pocket of the Tri-State have been hit hard by armed robberies over the past year. Why is this hair salon chain being targeted?

Watch these stories along with the latest breaking news, weather and traffic on FOX19 NOW.

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