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Sunrise to Go: Olympics Edition - Friday, February 21

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Mexico Tipico on Dixie Highway was destroyed by fire overnight. Mexico Tipico on Dixie Highway was destroyed by fire overnight.
A woman waved a gun at customers and employees inside a Louisville convenience store on Tuesday. A woman waved a gun at customers and employees inside a Louisville convenience store on Tuesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Here are five things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:

1. Weekend weather -- On the heels of a night of storms comes pleasant Friday weather. WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team Meteorologist Christie Dutton looks ahead to what's on tap for the weekend.

2. Restaurant fire -- Fire investigators will be looking for the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a Mexican restaurant on Dixie Highway. It took about 45 firefighters to put out the flames at Mexico Tipico. Two firefighters experienced a close call when the ceiling collapsed as they were exiting the structure.

3. Elizabethtown excavation -- The future site of a Habitat for Humanity home in Hardin County will be excavated today to see if someone is buried on the lot. A tipster contacted Elizabethtown police last week, claiming a body could be buried on the property off East Railroad Avenue, where an ex-con who recently died used to live.

4. Convenience store scare -- Surveillance cameras captured video of a woman walking into a Louisville convenience store Tuesday, waving a gun at customers and employees. Click here to see the dramatic video and to find out why police say the woman wasn't there to rob the place.

5. The future of Ford -- Ford will unveil its F-150 pickup truck at its Louisville plant today. Read more about the truck's new features and find out just how hot the F-150 really is.

The Winter Olympics continue today in Sochi, Russia and on NBC and WAVE 3 News! Here are five things you need to know about the games:

1. Men's hockey -- Team USA takes on Canada today in the semifinals. Here are five big questions ahead of their showdown in Sochi.

2. Women's hockey -- Canada stunned the U.S. in overtime Thursday to win the women's hockey gold. Watch highlights here.

3. Historic win -- American Maddi Bowman won the first-ever women's freeski halfpipe gold medal on Thursday. Read more about Bowman's win and about the late freestyle skiing icon who was honored during yesterday's final.

4. Goepper goes viral -- Bronze medalist Nick Goepper helped sweep the podium in men's slopestyle. Now, the Lawrenceburg, Indiana native wants to sweep a lucky girl off her feet. The 19-year-old Goepper is inviting women to submit on Twitter their most creative bids for a date with him using the hashtag #IWantToDateNickGepper. He plans to make his decision after the Olympics end on Sunday.

5. What's on today? -- Click here for the full schedule of Olympic events throughout today and during NBC primetime beginning at 8:00 tonight.

WAVE3.com and the WAVE 3 News app are your digital portals to complete Sochi Olympics coverage. Stay up to date with what's going on by visiting the Olympic Zone and our special Sochi Olympics section. You can also register for breaking news alerts out of Sochi -- including competition spoiler alerts -- by visiting this page on WAVE3.com.

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