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Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 9:14 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 10:30 PM
UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.
The winner of the $580,000 jackpot in the Queen of Hearts game is Jason Broering of St. Henry in Mercer County. His winnings represent 80 percent of the total jackpot of more than $700,000, with 20 percent going to charity.
UPDATE @ 9:44 p.m.
We have a winner! Third time’s a charm after the third person is the one who drew the Queen of Hearts to take home the more than $550,000 jackpot. News Center 7’s James Buechele is at The Whistle Stop waiting to talk to the man who pulled the winning card.
UPDATE @ 9:42 p.m.
Next card drawn was the 8 of hearts. Still no winner with six cards left on the board.
UPDATE @ 9:35 p.m.
The first card drawn was a loser -- 9 of Clubs. Seven cards are left on the board.
A crowd of several hundred tonight is awaiting the final drawing for the Queen of Hearts game at The Whistle Stop.
The jackpot is $525,054, and someone is guaranteed to win after the game has gone on for an unheard of amount of time at around 40 weeks.
There are eight cards left, and organizers will keep drawing tickets until someone finally pulls the Queen of Hearts.
Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 1:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:04 AM
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Published: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 12:37 AM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Temperatures will fall back into the mid-40s by Friday morning and give way to lots of sunshine to start the day.
Clouds will arrive in the afternoon, along with the chance of passing showers in the evening and then again later Friday night.
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Temperatures will reach into the mid-60s moving into Saturday, when a bit of clouds and another chance of a passing shower or sprinkle will be evident.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:20 PM
MIAMI VALLEY — Despite the cold winter, severe weather season actually got off to a quick and intense start, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
On Feb. 25, the state's first tornado of the year touched down in Clermont County, just outside of Cincinnati.
March was also active but with flooding more of a concern than severe winds or hail.
>> WATCH: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar
But that changed again as we rolled into April with several tornadoes touching down across the Miami Valley and the state.
So far in 2018, there have been nine tornado touchdowns in Ohio. Usually by this time of year, we've had an average of three tornadoes.
But since early April, the weather turned cool across the Ohio Valley and really about the eastern half of the country.
The cooler weather has all but squashed severe weather across much of the region.
In the central plains, what is typically known as "Tornado Alley" has been unusually void of tornadoes. Typically, Oklahoma and Kansas have had about 20 tornadoes each by this time of the year.
So far, there have been no tornado touchdowns in either state.
Amazingly, there have been more tornadoes in California and Ohio than in anywhere in the northern or central plains.
As May gets underway, a more active -- typical -- spring pattern is expected to evolve.
This will likely bring the threat of severe storms back into areas that typically see it this time of year.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 10:55 PM
MORAINE — The Moraine Police Department is issuing a warning to parents and guardians to keep an eye on children as the warm weather brings more of them outside to play.
The department, in a social media post tonight, related that police took a complaint from a 13-year-old girl who said a white male, 40 to 50 years old with brown hair, brown hat and dark sunglasses tried to lure her into his vehicle.
Officer Jay Klemmensen said the incident occurred sometime between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
The incident occurred in the area of Lauderdale Drive and Genoa Street, according to the social media post.
The would-be assailant claimed to have a dog in the back of the vehicle, police said in the post. He also exposed himself to the girl, who police said was able to run to safety.
The suspect was believed to be driving an older four-door sedan, dark gray with a rusted front end.
Officer Klemmensen noted that the suspect followed the girl from Alex-Bell Plaza.
If you have information about this incident or believe you saw the incident, you are asked to call Moraine police at 937-535-1166.