A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect now through Monday afternoon as rain and snow effect travel. Valley locations can expect mainly rain, but if you are traveling east to the mountains you can expect 1 - 3" of snow. Traveling on the plateau, you will see rain change to snow Monday morning around 5am, North on I-75 into SE Kentucky look for a wintry mix to snow around 7am.
Pope Francis allows two boys on his Popemobile during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on April 16, 2014, in Vatican City
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.
A particularly jovial Francis hopped off his white, open-air car Wednesday to greet a group of fifth graders from Perugia who presented him with a T-shirt from their school. Seemingly joking, Francis asked if any of them wanted to take a spin through the square.
"Me! Me! Me!" they yelled.
Francis picked 11-year-olds Livio Bastianelli and Davide Maria Bianchi and the two hopped aboard.
Bastianelli told The Associated Press it was a ride of a lifetime: "I was really excited. That never happens!"
Francis' sense of humor was also on display later, as he joked that a monsignor, forced to cut short a reading because of a nagging cough, was "getting old."
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