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Now that the first major snowfall of 2015 has moved through, the coldest temperatures in nearly a year are next. How low will it go, and how long will the arctic blast last? Check out FOX19 NOW meteorologist Frank Marzullo's updated forecast.

A new Congress convenes today with Republicans in control of both the House and Senate for the first time since 2006. But on the first day, party leadership faces its first challenge. A very small but vocal minority of House Republicans are demanding a new House Speaker to replace Rep. John Boehner. Will he keep the reigns?

Two high schools in one local school district will be merging in the coming years. Which ones will be combined, and what led up to the decision?

Snow, black ice and slick roads brought the morning commute to a screeching halt on three major highways today. Even police cruisers weren't immune to accidents.

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Trending now: A child rolling around a 13-foot python might sound like some parents' nightmare, but to one father it's just like playing with the family dog. Watch this video showing a toddler playing with the python. The clip is sparking a divided reaction online.

The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it's too soon to say. When will flu season peak?

A vigil was held Monday night for the Wilmington police dog that escaped before Christmas and remains on the lam. Why can't anyone find Karson?

One of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's staff members was mentioned on Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list for 2015. Who was it, and what made issue is this person overseeing?

A rare homicide in West Chester Township left one man dead and a gunman at large late Monday. Here's who the police are turning to for help as they investigate.

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