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It's beginning to look a lot like warmer weather, a new eatery & more: 9 things to know this week

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CINCINNATI - Is warmer weather on your holiday wish list? If so, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. 

1. It might be cold now, but we’re expecting a high of 54 degrees Friday. You read that right. The 9 First Warning Weather forecast has you covered.

2. Ouch. The Cincinnati Bengals lost in Pittsburgh Sunday. They’ll play the Minnesota Vikings next.

3. You’ll pay less at the pump this week. Gas prices are down.

4. Hungry? A new brunch spot, the Sleepy Bee Café, opens in Oakley this week. This may be the ideal spot for fans of children’s book store Blue Manatee, because both locations have the same owner.

5. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday because no one else did either.  The new drawing’s Tuesday and the prize? It’s $550 million now.

6. It’s that time of year agai: End of the year lists are already appearing and guesses about next year are abundant. What will be the most popular social media trend be next year? Here are the predictions.

7. Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis is in critical condition at a Colorado hospital. She’s 17-years-old.

8. Hunger knows no zip code. Freestore Foodbank is starting its food distribution for Christmas meals this week.

9. December 16 is an important day in American history. It’s the day the Boston Tea Party was held and when the Battle of the Bulge began during WWII.

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