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police told you today there is a reason everyone should be concerned. >> reporter: we're going to hear about that in a moment but the heroin epidemic is hitting hard in lorain county where six people have died in the last two weeks. others are hospitalized. in just the last two weeks, 4 people in elyria overdosed on heroin or heroin mixed with a painkiller, fentanyl. police arrested five men suspected of selling to those who oh d'ed on the drugs. the task force also arrested 26- year-old david hollis and manslaughter in connection with one of the heroin deaths. >> to say it's epidemic is almost an understatement. this. >> the detective told me they're seeing more fentanyl being mixed with heroin, a deadly combination. >> the fentanyl is 40 to 50 times more potent than heroin.
>> reporter: but instead of a stronger high they're finding who addicts drop dead with the needle still in their arm. why should you care? he said one woman addicted to heroin said she will do anything to get money. >> i shoplift, i prostitute myself, i steal from my family, i steal from the neighbors, i go into mailboxes. if the means breaking into your house while you're away at work, that's what they're going to be doing. they just need that money. it's their number one priority. >> reporter: one of those men who everydosed on heroin was brought here in critical condition. and today while we were working on this heroin store in lorain county there were three more overdoatsz in the city of lorain. two of those people dade from suspected heroin overdoses. live from metro, paul kiss car, newschannel5. >> in less than a 24-hour span police treated two people for overdosing. they say it wasn't their first.
they say one of the victims said it was the third overdose in four days. another victim had two in three days. police say the first victim has since checked into rehab. new details tonight about to plane that crashed into an akron apartment building last november. the federal aviation administration released more than 100 photos of the crash aftermath. the pictures include charred plane debris littering the ground. part of the plane's wing hanging in a power line, and what's left of the apartment building. nine people died in the tragedy. a preliminary report revealed pilots were warned about low visibility but the exact cause of that crash still remains unclear. the investigation could take up to a year. a 26-year-old akron man was found shot to death in his car last night. akron police say ricardo travis had multiple gunshot wounds. so far no suspects have been arrested. only on 5 tonight, a gunman holds up a goods station in norton, then steals
in the wrong place at the wrong time. tonight bob jones has the exclusive video and the latest on the search for the suspect. >> reporter: the double hold- up happened here as part of the bp gas station. the suspect made sure to conceal his face but police are still hoping to find the man who scared a clerk and a customer. >> 911, where is your emergency? >> norton duchess. we're being robbed. >> watch the surveillance video of a crook making his way toward the clerk. he appears to be wearing a hoodie, then pulls out what looks like a dark which ared pistol. >> he knows that people may be able to identify him. >> reporter: the gunman gets about $200, but he isn't done. next he turns his attention to a 61-year-old woman and demands her car keys. he takes off in the victim's car, also getting away with her purse and phone. >> he just pointed something at me.
he had his happened in his hoodie, and he pointed something at me. he's gone. he said he would shoot anybody who called before he took my car. >> reporter: they remain grateful for how this robbery didn't end. that she could have been abducted, taken with her car. he could have pistol whipped the clerks or that lady. he could have shot somebody. >> reporter: bob jones, newschannel5. >> and crimestoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the robbery suspect. if you have information call 330-434-cops. a cleveland woman will spend six months in prison after she used her dead mother's social security benefits for 30 years. barbara clark pleaded guilty, and in addition to jail time she also has to pay back nearly $190,000 in money she stole. a quick check on the weather. we're loving the warm temperatures, but wet weather on the way?
>> a tiny bit of wet weather. these are isolated rain showers that could move through your neighborhood through the evening. in the meantime we're in the 50s and lower six. here is your power of 5 live doppler network radar. notice a few showers along the lake erie shoreline towardser of mill i don't know and amherst, a few into mount vernon moving towards dover/new philly. light, brief, should be out of here as we head through the midnight hour. notice think temperatures firmly in the 50s all the way through 9:00 p.m. same story for the akron- canton area. temperatures in the 50s through 9:00. so it no winter coats. i don't think you are going to need winter coats through the weekend. i'll show you the map and we'll track in some rain next. tonight the willoughby high school community is expressing concerns over dangerous driving near the schools. all while in maybe view of the police -- all while in plain
view of the police department. students and parents say this is being used as a shortcut with an act just waiting to happen. >> i always see people coming in and out. they don't really pay attention to the signs. >> reporter: so you have seen people do it, then you've don't yourself. >> i'm a cheerleader. i'll be late, and we'll just pull right in. >> because you know, i'm a cheerleader and that's kind of what i do here. the police chief said it's not the first time and admits it is a dangerous area. he says they will continue to keep an eye on the area and will ticket anyone that is caught going down the wrong way. chris, even if you're a cheerleader. it is the start of a brand- new week for the candidates running for the white house. they have their eyes on the next round. john kasich, hillary clinton, and bernie sanders all spending today in michigan trying to sway voters there. michigan one of four states holding a primary tomorrow. marco rubio, he broke in the
home state of florida today with hopes to win next taos dime and donald trump was in north caroline that with trump's steady momentum the other republican candidates are trying to slow him down. kasich says he's trying to win over trump's voters by, quote, beg real and giving them the answers they need to hear. >> because they want to know how their wages are going to go up. they want to know how their job is going to be secure. they want to know if people cheat in a trade deal someone is going to stick up for them. they need to know that. >> well, ted cruz did not have any public events scheduled today but a new york judge dismissed a petition over his citizenship status. but it was tossed over a technicality in how the paperwork was failed. this case was one of several filed against cruz claiming he cannot legally run for president because he was born in canada to a united states citizen. while we have 28 states and washington, d.c., they'll to have hold their primaries so that means hundreds of delegates are up for grabs.
right now donald trump continues to lady the republicans with 384 delegates, but after saturday's primaries, senator ted cruz tightened up that lead because he has 300. both aring on senator marco rubio to drop out would is in third place with 151 delegates, and governor john kasich is trailing behind with 37. as for the democrats, former secretary of state hillary clinton is leading with 1130 delegates. senator bernie sanders has 499. the ohio primary a week from tomorrow but voting has been going on for three weeks. newschannel5's john companiesic joins us live right now -- john companiesic -- john kosich joins us now. >> reporter: you can vote in person every day including saturday and sunday. the monday through friday hours have been expanded by two hours to accommodate the voters.
around 1800 people voted early. around 89,000 have requested absentee ballots. while that's only 10% of the county's voters total, when you look at where the requests are coming from you see the bigger picture. the 31,000 requested by republicans equals 36% of all republicans in the county. the 5,000 of democrats equals 31% of their total. >> there's a lot of ex same here that we see on both sides of the aisle but we do see an uptick in republican requests compared to 2012 as opposed to a decrease in absentee ballot requests from the democratic requests compared to 20 12. >> remember, 70% of cuyahoga county voters are nonpartisan meaning they can vote in republican or democratic primaries unless they join one of those parties which they can do on election day. on your side, john kosich, newschannel5. >> fur still on the fence about who to vote few, couple of candidates are holding
rallies this week. governor kasich will be holding a rally tomorrow. he will be at ohio headquarters at 5:00. hillary clinton will be holding a rally tomorrow as well. she is scheduled to speak at cuyahoga community college's metropolitan campus in the recreation center. donald trump will be in cleveland to hold his own rally at 2:00 at the ix center. still ahead, a first of its kind transplant in the country happening right here in cleveland. >> new hope for a woman wanting to give birth to a child of her own. she was the recipient of a new utter us after a doctor said she was infer tile. plus, tax identity theft on the rise. one local couple thought they were doing the right thing to protect themselves. and still fell victim. remember, if you see news happening text or e-mail us at tips at newsnet5.com or tweet
here in cleveland. tracy carloss live with the story. >> reporter: this transplant surgery is part of a study but it is giving hope to thousands in the u.s. who want to be pregnant and give birth. he arrived in a wheelchair and to a standing ovation. she is the nation's first recipient of a uterus transplant. the surgery dunn here at the cleveland clinic, the uterus from a deceased donor. >> i would like to take a moment to express the immense gratitude that i feel toward my donor's family. it provided me with a gift that i will never be able to repay, and i am beyond thankful. >> reporter: one in 5,000 women are born without a uterus. them. lindsay explained she was 16 when she was told she would never have children. >> from that moment on i prayed that god would allow me pregnancy. and here we are today at the beginning of that journey. >> a journey that started almost two weeks ago with a
of doctors, after a decade of research. >> our research on uterine transplants we hope may give women another option. >> reporter: lindsay will have to wait a year before trying to become pregnant because she is not able to schav naturally. doctors tell us she will be closely monitored for the next month or two. she will be on antirejection medication, then the embryos will be trance planted to the transplanted uterus in hopes of giving birth to her own biological child. now, unlike other transplants, the uterus is temporary and will be removed after having one or two children because doctors tell us the risk of the anti-rejection medication. doctors have screened and evaluated more than 250 women as part of the study. they expect that 10 will get these transplants. live in the newsroom, tracy car low, newschannel5. there's just over a month left of tax filing season. have you filed your taxes yet? if you have not and you have money owed back to you, you
might want to get on before it someone else gets your refund. this year there has been an uptick when it comes to filing your taxes. one local couple found swound already filed for them using their personal information. they say it tack almost a year to sort out the mess even though they used every precaution. it's all about being aware of who you are giving your information to and how. >> being very cognizant of who has your social and trying to -- if an organization asks you for your social, try to say, there another identifying number that i can provide to you rather than that? >> 50 complaints have already been filed with the state attorney general's office this tax season. last year they stephed more than 700. a heads-up tonight for mac users. a new virus could cause to you lose control of your computer.
first time, someone launched a ransomware attack on apple. it holds the data hostage until you pay one bitcoin, or about $400. apple tack quick an shun to block it after it started showing up over the weekend. so be careful with that. what a day. >> beautiful day. the only thing we have to daily with now is a few isolated rain showers. so we're going to show you a quick radar. >> but it's not snow. >> we can deal with it. live doppler radar. there we have it. 60 degrees right now in downtown cleveland. it's 58 did he grains mans field. we can actually zoom in and take a little tour. 63 akron, down to 59 in canton. remember, the average high is lower to middle 40s. a lot of you mid-60s today for the akron area. there you have it, 64. cleveland's high 61 degrees. we do have a few showers.
let's show you. isolated showers now pulling into cedar point, marblehead, over toward port clinton, moving directly toward the west. a sprinkle in the amherst area, directly toward the east, i should say. a sprinkle toward norwalk and into tiffen. that's stirring up isolated showers. those showers should not be a big daily if you're going out and about. barrel notice them. might need the windshield wifer for a minute or two, but the temperatures, that's the big weather story. they are going to stay in the 60s through the overnight hours. through the evening hours. we'll drop you down to a low near 49 degrees, 48 to 50 degrees for tomorrow morning. we will see a mainly cloudy sky tomorrow with highs going up to 65.
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help but reveer it. you don't have to wonder if i will miss it. absolutely i will. >> that was emotional. heartfelt retirement speech from peyton manning. the question for browns fans would he ever take off to work for jimmy haslem? what do you think? free agent period has started in the nfl. multiple outlets are saying that tennessee wants to make
adds 47 million transaction. cleveland.com reporting the bucks are talking to the giants and vikings. pacman jones might also be on the radar as well. we'll see how this thing plays out. browns bring back some players for next season. don jones, terrelle pryor, the former buckeye quarterback, and scott solomon all have opportunities to come back next year. it looks more like the hashtag, huh? he's been using the hashtag vdc. what does it mean? some think it's dwyane wade and chris bosh. some think it's the decision. some think it's, the dream continues. some think maybe he wants to play in d.c. maybe it is. who knows? are you kidding me?
ask lebron. >> if you have an educated mind, it will hit home for you. last night i tweeted consistency and structure, reach perfection. if you take a shortcut, will you come up short against everybody. so understand that. you tell me. i'm confused. >> lebron's getting deep. we'll be glad when playoffs start because he doesn't tweet. >> why is he doing this? >> he learned from pat riley in miami. just being disjointed and having things not feel comfortable can lead to you a championship. maybe that's what he's trying to do as the leader of this team. they continue to win. they have a bigger lead in the east than golden state has in the west so let's see what happens.
it is still kind of fun. it's drama. >> you know what i think? >> what do you think? >> i think he knows they're going win the championship, and it's the hashtag for next year, defending champs. >> there you go. >> i miss you, lebron. >> i like that. you may remember the mosquito trap from the movie jurassic part. it's how they brought the dinosaurs back. >> this fossilized man which they call amber waited for millions of years. >> you may recall that. now scientists have discovered lizards that were preserved in the fossilized tree resin over 99 million years ago. these are images of their amazing find. they found 12 lizards in time
in jung gals of what is now my myanmar. that we have lizards here now. >> we have lizards. >> it is pretty wild. >> it is pretty wild. >> when are we going to get a t-rex? >> then it would be wow. >> not easily impressed. >> we've got lizards. >> i've enjoyed the warm temperatures. spring is almost here. >> back here at 11:00.
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(donkey noise) hey candidates, answer the call already. we have several breaking stories this monday night. the race for the white house. michael bloomberg says he will not run because it may help donald trump win. trump, and his message for ted cruz. and hillary clinton, what she just asked of bernie sanders. and a major victory for erin andrews. the $55 million verdict. after suing her stalker and a major hotel. deadly storms tonight, powerful winds, flash floods, and lightning strikes. and the system moving from the