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DIRECTORS PAGE HL3) SLEEPING SEPARATELY SAVES MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL1) RADEL INVESTIGATION DROPPED-SOTVO-WIPE GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP SS
HL2) MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-VO-WIPE GOV SCOTT ON RADEL RESIGNATION-SOTVO
HL3) SOUTHWEST FLIGHTS-VO-WIPE GOV SCOTT PROPOSED CUTS-CLIP VOTOPS
FOG VIDEO-CLIP VOTOPS MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-CLIP EANIBOXES FLY-VO-FULL
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP BONITA SPRINGS ELECTION-CLIP OC
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL EAST NAPLES 2ND MURDER SUSPECT-OC VO SS
GOOD MORNING-CLIP VOTOPS PG BODY IDENTIFIED-OC SS VO
VOTERS AGAINST RADEL-SOTTOPS SS JOHNSON PLEA CHANGE TODAY-CLIP SS(2)
VOTERS SUPPORT RADEL-SOTVOTOP - POP WINTER STORM LOCAL IMPACT-OC VO-WIPE
RADEL INVESTIGATION DROPPED-BNC VO BNC WINTER STORM LOCAL IMPACT-SOTVO
POTENTIAL CANIDATES-SOTSVO HUMAN TRAFFICKING-TCMON SOTVO
MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-2SHPUSH SOTVO HUMAN TRAFFICKING-SOTVO
MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-SOT(2)VO STATE OF UNION-SSTOPS
BONITA SPRINGS ELECTION-CLIP OC SOTU POLL-VOTOPS
EAST NAPLES 2ND MURDER SUSPECT-OC VO SS 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
JOHNSON PLEA CHANGE TODAY-OC SS(2) 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
SIENNA DRIVEBY FOLO-OC SS VO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
DEEP FREEZE TUESDAY-CLIP VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS FRAUD ALERT-CG HLF SCRN
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SH
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-BNC VO
PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON LIVE SHOT-SOTSS(2)
weather fog-tower cam LIVE SHOT-BNC
FIREFIGHTER UPDATE-OC SS(2) STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WALL
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL INTERNET SNOOPING RELEASE-OC VO OC
UKRAINE PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS-CLIP VOTOPS YOGA AND BREAST CANCER-OC VO
FARM BILL-OC VO SUNLIGHT LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE-VOTOPS
TAMPA ABORTION SENTENCING-CLIP OC VO DOCTORS COMPUTER SCREENS-VOTOPS
EX FAMU PLAYER UPDATE SLEEPING SEPARATELY SAVES MARRIAGE-2SH-CG VO
BOY KILLED BY CROCODILE-CLIP VOTOPS 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
OIL TANK BATTERY FIRE-VOTOPS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
BRAKES INVESTIGATION-OC VO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
SOUTHWEST FLIGHTS-OC VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
GOOGLE GLASS PRESCRIPTION-VOTOPS STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
MARIJUANA COUNTY FAIR-2SH POP VO TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-CS TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-CS COLLIER FATAL-OC
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG LEMON IN WATER-2SHOT CG
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG CHOCOLATE TOOTHPASTE-2SHOT
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 1) RADEL FIRST DAY OUT OF CONGRESS-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS TS 2) MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 3) EAST NAPLES SECOND MURDER-VOTOPS-WIPE
ROSIE ON THE VIEW-OC VO TS 4) PG BODY IDENTIFIED-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 5) GOV SCOTT PROPOSED CUTS-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS FINAL WEATHER
HL1) RADEL RESIGNATION-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL2) SOTU POLL-VO-WIPE END TIME


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) RADEL INVESTIGATION DROPPED-SOTVO-WIPE


think he did the right thing for his family, I think he did the right thing for the state.

GOVERNOR SCOTT. SHARES WITH ABC-7 AFTER THE NEWS OF CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S RESIGNATION.

THIS MORNING. WHY SOME THINK HE CHOSE TO LET GO. NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-VO-WIPE


THE CHOICE. IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

AND SOON. MEDICAL MARIJUANA COULD BE TOO. AFTER A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAWYER. Return to index of stories...


HL3) SOUTHWEST FLIGHTS-VO-WIPE


PLUS - YOU MIGHT TAKE THIS AIRLINE. RIGHT OUT OF R-S-W.

BUT IF THE WARMTH OF FLORIDA ISN'T VACATION ENOUGH FOR YOU. WE'VE GOT THE SCOOP ON THE NEWEST DESTINATIONS. Return to index of stories...


FOG VIDEO-CLIP VOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

YOU'RE WAKING UP WITH ABC-7. AND *THIS* ON YOUR TUESDAY MORNING.

DENSE FOG. BLANKETING MANY PARTS OF YOUR DRIVE.

WE SENT A CREW OUT OVERNIGHT TO CHECK CONDITIONS. DOWN WINKLER. 41 AND COLONIAL.

SO HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

WE'LL SEND THE QUESTION OVER TO STORMWARN 7 METEOROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE. FOR YOUR MORNING FORECAST.

ALLY? Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP VOTOPS


FROM YOUR CONGRESSMAN. TO A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC. AND COCAINE USER.

TREY RADEL WAKES UP TO HIS FIRST OFFICIAL DAY. OFF THE JOB.

ONE OF THE SHORTEST TERMS WASHINGTON HAS SEEN. AND YET. IT'S WHAT MANY PEOPLE DEMANDED. Return to index of stories...


VOTERS AGAINST RADEL-SOTTOPS SS


Sue Sciortino, Lee County Voter0700 "Get honest with yourself. You are an addict and an alcoholic."

Sara Dimattina: Voter28:57someone who is buying drugs and partaking in the use of drugs I don't think is the right person to be representing us.

Larry Sarlo/ voter 8:02:56-8:03:00"He needs to leave on his own and come back when he's straight. Not now."

LEAVING IS JUST WHAT HE DID. WHEN HE WROTE *THIS* LETTER TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER. ANNOUNCING HIS RESIGNATION. EFFECTIVE 6:30 MONDAY NIGHT.

RADEL WROTE TO HOUSE LEADERS. THAT HE COULDN'T EFFECTIVELY SERVE SWFL

AND MENTIONED HIS PLANS TO FOCUS ON HIS FAMILY.

BUT *NOT* ALL VOTERS WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE HIM GO. Return to index of stories...


VOTERS SUPPORT RADEL-SOTVOTOP - POP


Katherine Santana/ Voter 8:05:12-8:05:17 "I think he has repented, I think he is going to try to so his best. I think he's been doing a good job."

BUT GOOD JOB OR NOT---IT WILL NO LONGER BE UP TO AN ETHICS INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE. TO MAKE THAT CALL.

GOOD MORNING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US ON ABC-7.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK. Return to index of stories...


RADEL INVESTIGATION DROPPED-BNC VO BNC


AND I'M CHANCE SEALES.

WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY.

SINCE RADEL ADMITTED TO BUYING AND USING COCAINE IN NOVEMBER.

THEN SPENT A MONTH IN REHAB.

NOW. WHAT HE WON'T FACE.

IS AN INTRUSIVE ETHICS INVESTIGATION. AND TESTIFY UNDER OATH.

NOW THE HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE DROPS THE PROBE. AND RADEL IS BASICALLY OFF THE HOOK. AFTER SERVING HIS YEAR PROBATION.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS WORKING WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE. ON A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL THE DISTRICT 19 SEAT.

THIS MORNING. THERE ARE SEVERAL CANDIDATES. AND EVEN MORE, RUMORED.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK. Return to index of stories...


POTENTIAL CANIDATES-SOTSVO


TAKE: SOT AT TC:

Paige Kreegel

"we've been running since January second and it's full steam ahead.

Whatever happens, happens."

Take sot

Curt clawson

33:51 we didn't expect this, it probably doesn't have a huge impact on

us bc we're ready and were well financed. 33:57

April freeman

SWFL needs a fresh start in Washington and I provide that. Being a

democrat adds to that

Take sot

Mike giallombardo

I have experience in DC- I have experience in Health care. These are

things I can bring to the table.

REPUBLICANS LIZBETH BENAQUISTO. AND CHAUNCEY GOSS. HAVE NOT FILED.

THEY WILL PROBABLY JUMP IN. THIS WEEK.

COUNT ON ABC-7. WE'LL TELL YOU WHO COMES FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-2SHPUSH SOTVO


ANOTHER MAN MAKING HEADLINES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS MORNING.

EASILY RECOGNIZED BY THE SLOGAN. HE'S BEEN PUSHING FOR MONTHS.

THE MAN "FOR THE PEOPLE". HAS A LOT TO CELEBRATE TODAY.

"they're going to pass it overwhelmingly, they just haven't heard it yet."

ATTORNEY JOHN MORGAN SPENT MILLIONS TO GET AN AMENDMENT ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

ALL TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA.

A REALITY NOW. SINCE THE STATE SUPREME COURT. SIGNED OFF ON THE LANGUAGE OF THE AMENDMENT.

DESPITE ARGUMENTS FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI, IT WAS TOO BROAD. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-SOT(2)VO


#Anthony Cincotti

#Used Medical Marijuana

3028-3036

Ultimately at the end of the day this is about helping sick people. And improving the quality of life. And I just can't understand how anybody could vote against it.

#Calvina Fay

#Exec. Dir - drug free america foundation

19:37:38 it's been a disaster in other states. It hasn't been about medicine, it's not well controlled and it comes with all kinds of abuses."

THAT'S ONE ARGUMENT AGAINST THE EFFORT.

THAT. IT COULD LEAD TO RECREATIONAL ABUSE.

BUT A QUINNIPIAC POLL FROM LAST NOVEMBER. SHOWS 82 PERCENT OF FLORIDA VOTERS. ARE IN SUPPORT.

ONLY 60 PERCENT NEED TO SIGN OFF. FOR IT TO BECOME LAW. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS ELECTION-CLIP OC


NEW THIS MORNING.

VOTERS IN BONITA SPRINGS WILL DECIDE ON TWO COUNCIL SEATS TODAY.

UP FOR DISTRICT THREE ----PETER PASTORE AND STEVEN SLACHTA.

FOR DISTRICT FIVE.

IT'S BETWEEN MICHAEL GIBSON JR. JOE WESLEY NORRIS AND KATHLEEN WALTERS.

POLLS ARE OPEN SEVEN UNTIL SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES 2ND MURDER SUSPECT-OC VO SS


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUSPECT. IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A FORMER MARINE IN EAST NAPLES.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS. CALEB FERNANDEZ.

WAS WITH THIS MAN. SCHUYLER MORRIS. THE NIGHT A MARINE WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

CHRISTOPHER COREY, AND HIS TWO DOGS, WERE THE VICTIMS.

FERNANDEZ HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED. BUT DEPUTIES CALL HIM A SUSPECT.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


JOHNSON PLEA CHANGE TODAY-OC SS(2)


A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TODAY.

TO CHILD PORN CHARGES.

AUTHORITIES SAY *ALAN JOHNSON* AND HIS GIRLFRIEND RAPED A FOUR-YEAR-OLD GIRL. AND RECORDED IT ON A CELL PHONE.

THEY LOST THAT PHONE. AND SOMEONE ELSE FOUND IT IN A WALMART PARKING LOT.

JOHNSON'S GIRLFRIEND, JENNIFER SPARKS, ADMITTED TO HER CRIME MONDAY IN FEDERAL COURT.

SHE FACES UP TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


SIENNA DRIVEBY FOLO-OC SS VO


FORT MYERS POLICE, STILL NEED YOUR HELP. IDENTIFYING THE PERSON WHO SHOT A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

ALEXIS WILSON DIED. IN THE DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

TWO OTHER GIRLS. WERE ALSO HIT. AT THE INTERSECTION OF WINKLER AND VERONICA SHOEMAKER OVER THE WEEKEND.

INVESTIGATORS RELEASED THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES MONDAY.

TAKEN JUST A FEW MINUTES, BEFORE THE SHOOTING.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THAT SILVER CAR.

IT HAD 3 MEN AND A WOMAN INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


DEEP FREEZE TUESDAY-CLIP VOTOPS


MANY AMERICANS CAN'T AND WON'T ESCAPE SUB-ZERO HIGHS. IF YOU CAN CALL THEM HIGH TEMPERATURES.

CENTRAL PARTS OF THE U.S. WILL STICK WITH THE FREEZING COLD.

IN MILWAUKEE, THE WIND CHILLS HIT MINUS 23. BY MID-AFTERNOON MONDAY.

FORECASTERS ARE WARNING THAT WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE MINUS 30 TO MINUS 40 RANGE. FROSTBITE CAN HAPPEN WITHIN 10 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S SOMETHING YOU DO EVERYDAY.

DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.

DRIVE A CAR.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE THE FIRST LADY

SECRETARY OF STATE

YOU DON'T DRIVE.

HILLARY CLINTON ADMITTING SHE HASN'T DRIVEN SINCE 1996

18 YEARS!

MADE THE COMMENT AT NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION MEETING

CRITICS SAY OUT OF TOUCH

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6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IN A WORLD OF CELL PHONES

IT'S EASY TO GET PHOTO BOMBED

BUT THIS ONE IS GIGANTIC

HOW DO YOU MISS THIS

AN ELEPHANT "SNEAKING" UP ON TOURISTS

IN ZIMBABWE AT WILDLIFE CENTER

A TRAINER WAS SHOWING ANIMALS.

WHEN ANOTHER TRAINER PLAYED THE TRICK

HAD THE BIG GUY WALK BEHIND.

EVERYONE LAUGHED. AFTER A FEW SCREAMS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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weather fog-tower cam


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FIREFIGHTER UPDATE-OC SS(2)


AN ABC7 UPDATE RIGHT NOW.

ON TWO FORT MYERS FIREFIGHTERS, INJURED ON DUTY FRIDAY.

LEE MEMORIAL DOCTOR,S DISCHARGED SHANE REMY.

A WALL COLLAPSED ON HIM. AND A FELLOW FIREFIGHTER. AS THEY FOUGHT THE INFERNO AT THE OMEGA FRATERNITY CENTER ON BLAKE STREET.

IT BROKE HIS PELVIS.

TONY PRICE. SPENT THE NIGHT IN FAIR CONDITION. WITH INJURIES TO HIS RIBS AND COLLARBONE.

DOCTORS SAY HELMETS SAVED THEIR LIVES. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS-CLIP VOTOPS


BRAND NEW RIGHT NOW.

THE UKRANIAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES. THE PRIME MINISTER IS STEPPING DOWN.

IT'S TO ENCOURAGE WHAT HE CALLED "SOCIAL-POLITICAL COMPROMISE."

UKRAINE HAS BEEN GRIPPED BY PROTESTS FOR TWO MONTHS.

THE LEADER WANTED TO ALIGN WITH RUSSIA, INSTEAD OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.

AND THE CRISIS GOT WORSE IN RECENT DAYS.

AFTER PROTESTERS AND POLICE. CLASHED NEAR THE CAPITAL. Return to index of stories...


FARM BILL-OC VO


THE HOUSE COULD VOTE TODAY. ON A NEW FARM BILL. THAT WOULD END MORE THAN TWO YEARS OF FIGHTING.

THE MEASURE ANNOUNCED BY THE HOUSE AND SENATE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEES MONDAY NIGHT.WOULD KEEP FOOD STAMP BENEFITS FOR MOST AMERICANS.

THE COMPROMISE CUTS ABOUT 1-PERCENT A YEAR FROM THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO LET YOU KNOW about ANY DECISION. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA ABORTION SENTENCING-CLIP OC VO


A TAMPA MAN. IS HEADED TO PRISON FOR ABOUT 14 YEARS. FOR TRICKING HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND INTO AN ABORTION.

A JURY CONVICTED JOHN WELDEN. OF CONVINCING HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND. TO TAKE WHAT SHE *THOUGHT* WAS AMOXICILLIN.

IT WAS ACTUALLY A PILL TO INDUCE LABOR. AND FORCED HER TO MISCARRY.

WELDEN WAS A PRE-MED STUDENT. AND THE MAN'S FATHER. IS A WELL-KNOWN OB-GYN IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


EX FAMU PLAYER UPDATE


A SECOND GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED AN OFFICER. WITH THE *CHARLOTTE P-D* ON A CHARGE OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER.

OFFICER *RANDALL KERRICK* IS ACCUSED IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF JONATHAN FERRELL. A FORMER FAM-U FOOTBALL PLAYER.

FERRELL WAS REPORTEDLY SEEKING ASSISTANCE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT WHEN HE WAS KILLED.

*KERRICK* SHOT FERRELL AFTER A WOMAN CALLED 911 AND REPORTED SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO BREAK DOWN HER FRONT DOOR.

LAST WEEK, A GRAND JURY DECLINED TO INDICT KERRICK. Return to index of stories...


BOY KILLED BY CROCODILE-CLIP VOTOPS


TODAY AUTHORITIES IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA SAY THEY'VE DISCOVERED EVIDENCE THAT SUGGESTS A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY. WAS KILLED IN A CROCODILE ATTACK.

EVIDENCE FOUND IN A NATIONAL PARK IS BEING TESTED FOR DNA. BUT POLICE WON'T SPECIFY WHAT WAS FOUND.

SEARCHES BY LAND, SEA AND AIR STARTED SUNDAY SINCE THE CHILD WAS TAKEN BY A CROCODILE WHILE HE SWAM IN A WATERING HOLE.

A FRIEND OF THE BOY WAS ALSO MAULED IN THE ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


OIL TANK BATTERY FIRE-VOTOPS


AN OIL TANK BATTERY FIRE IN OKLAHOMA, IS FINALLY OUT.

THE DISPOSAL WELL. WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES MONDAY AFTERNOON.

A TRANSPORT TRUCK DRIVER WAS UNLOADING. WHEN HE LOOKED BACK AT THE TANK.

THE TOP OF IT WAS ON FIRE.

NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


BRAKES INVESTIGATION-OC VO


BRAKE FAILURE COMPLAINTS IN TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRIDS. PROMPT AN INVESTIGATION BY FEDERAL SAFETY REGULATORS.

DOZENS OF DRIVERS HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT POWER-ASSISTED BRAKES FAILING IN GAS-ELECTRIC HYBRIDS.

SO FAR TWO CRASHES ARE REPORTED, BUT NO INJURIES OF THE 30-THOUSAND 2007 AND 2008 VEHICLES.

INVESTIGATORS WILL DETERMINE IF A RECALL IS NECESSARY. Return to index of stories...


SOUTHWEST FLIGHTS-OC VO


SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. IS SPREADING ITS WINGS THIS MORNING.

THE COMPANY IS ADDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO ARUBA.

THE BAHAMAS AND JAMAICA.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. TAKING OFF FROM ATLANTA, BALTIMORE AND ORLANDO.

SOUTHWEST IS ALSO EXPECTED TO EXPAND, SOUTH OF THE BORDER.

ADDING FLIGHTS TO MEXICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY-VOTOPS


ALL EYES ON THIS YEAR'S TOP TWO--- NFL TEAMS. JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM THE 48TH SUPER BOWL.

AND TODAY IS SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY. WHEN PLAYERS FACE REPORTERS AND DIEHARD FANS FOR INTERVIEWS AND PICTURES.

THE DENVER BRONCOS AND SEATTLE SEAHAWKS WILL TAKE QUESTIONS IN NEW JERSEY.

WE EXPECT TO HEAR FROM ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL GRAD. BRONCOS KICKER MATT PRATER. WHO WAS DEALING WITH A CASE OF THE FLU LATE LAST WEEK.

HIS HEAD COACH SAYS HE WILL BE FINE FOR SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE GLASS PRESCRIPTION-VOTOPS


THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAIR OF GLASSES. JUST GOT PRACTICAL.

GOOGLE GLASS COSTS 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

NOW THE COMPANY IS ADDING PRESCRIPTION FRAMES. AND NEW STYLES OF DETACHABLE SUNGLASSES.

GOOGLE GLASS. WHICH ARE CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET. HIT STORES IN THE COMING MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA COUNTY FAIR-2SH POP VO


WEED. POT. MARIJUANA. IT'S BECOMING LESS TABOO. AND MORE A PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

WE'LL SEE MEDICAL MARIJUANA, ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER. HERE IN FLORIDA.

BUT OTHER STATES ARE A BIT AHEAD OF US. INCLUDING IT. IN SOME. RECREATIONAL USE.

MARIJUANA CONTESTS WILL JOIN THE DENVER COUNTY FAIR THIS SUMMER.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME POT PLANTS WILL STAND ALONGSIDE TOMATOES AND HOMEMADE JAM IN COMPETITION FOR A BLUE RIBBON.

THERE WON'T ACTUALLY BE ANY MARIJUANA AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.

THE JUDGING WILL BE DONE OFF-SITE. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-CS


YOUR BATHROOM, HAS ALL THE USUAL PRODUCTS.

BUT THEIR SECRET POWERS, MAY SURPRISE YOU.

USE A RAZOR. TO FIX THE PILLING. ON YOUR CLOTHES.

NAIL POLISH REMOVER, TAKES OFF PERMANENT MARKER, AND STICKY LABELS.

FLAT IRONS CAN ALSO IRON *CLOTHES.

LIPSTICK CAN DOUBLE AS A BLUSH.

MORE TRICKS, NEXT HOUR. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-CS


BATHROOM PRODUCTS ARE FULL OF SURPRISES.

YOU'RE MISSING HALF OF THEIR SECRET USES.

SHAVING CREAM, TAKES OUT YOUR MAKEUP STAINS.

CONDITIONER, BE YOUR SHAVING CREAM.

MOUTHWASH TAKES AWAY BRUISES.

DEODORANT CAN STOP BLISTERS, IN YOUR SHOES.

COCONUT OIL TAMES FLY-AWAYS. AND TAKES OFF MAKEUP. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


WHEN IT COMES TO BETTING ON THE SUPER BOWL. NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF ALL ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES WILL MAKE A WAGER ON THE BIG GAME. SO CLEARLY WE ARE GOOD AT PLACING BETS. WE'RE JUST NOT GOOD AT WINNNG BETS. ACCORDING CABIN COUPON.COM. 92-PERCENT OF THOSE BETTING. LOSE MONEY.

RIGHT NOW THE BRONOCS ARE 3 POINT FAVORITES TO WIN SUPER BOWL 48.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009. THAT THE TOP SEEDS FROM BOTH CONFERENCES MADE IT TOO THE SUPER BOWL.

DESPITE DOMINTANT PLAY FROM BOTH TEAMS ALL YEAR. THE BRONCOS AND SEAHAWKS. FELL THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO PROVE.

RIGHT NOW THE FLORIDA GATOR ARE PIPING HOT

THEY HAVE WON 11 STRAIGHT GAMES AND ARE NOW RANKED 3RD IN THE NATION.

THE GATORS ARE ALSO 6-0 IN THE SEC. ALL ALONE IN FIRST PLACE.

BUT BILLY DONOVAN IS HOPING HIS TEAM CAN KEEP ITS EDGE.

BOYS HOOPS. COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF NAPLES. TAKING ON DUNBAR.

2ND HALF. CSN ROCK. -- CHARLIE BADGER - 3. BOTTOMS UP. SEAHAWKS UP 9

TIGERS TURN. STEP STEFEN BIGHAMES STEPS INTO A THREE OF HIS OWN - WE ARE TIED IT AT 47 --

BUT DOWN THE STRETCH THE SEAHAWKS LEAN ON JEFF MERTON -- ALL THE WAY TO THE CUP.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL NOW 23-1 ON THE SEASON -- 69-63 THE FINAL

GIRLS DISTRICT BASKETBALL STARTING TODAY - SOUTH FORT MYERS HOSTING NAPLES --

1ST QTR -- SOUTH FORT MYERS TIARA HAYE WITH A GREAT MOVE FOR 2 WE ARE TIED EARLY

LATER IN THE FIRST. NAPLES MOVING IT - SYDNEY MANSWAN -- SHE GOES GLASS FOR TWO

SOUT COMING BACK DQ MCLEAN -- GIVE HER ALL 3 OF THESE.

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AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". IS WALL STREET SOURING ON APPLE?

THE COMPANY SAYS IT SOLD A RECORD 51-MILLION I-PHONES LAST QUARTER.

BUT ANALYSTS WERE EXPECTING ABOUT 56-MILLION!

THAT COULD PUT SHARES OF APPLE UNDER PRESSURE TODAY.

OVERALL, STOCKS ARE ON A FIVE- DAY LOSING STREAK.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES WILL START ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS IN JULY.

BRINGING TRAVELERS FROM ATLANTA, BALTIMORE, AND ORLANDO TO THE BAHAMAS AND

CARIBBEAN.

BY THE END OF THE YEAR, SOUTHWEST EXPECTS TO BE SERVING 96

DESTINATIONS, IN SIX COUNTRIES.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THEATER OWNERS IS CALLING FOR MOVIE TRAILERS TO

BE CUT DOWN, TO TWO MINUTES.

BUT THERE WILL BE TWO EXEMPTIONS PER YEAR, PER MOVIE DISTRIBUTOR.

TRAILERS FOR THOSE RELEASES CAN RUN UP TO THREE MINUTES.

AND A NEW LINE OF TOOTHPASTE CALLED "CREST BE", WILL COME IN FLAVORS

INCLUDING MINT CHOCOLATE!

IT'LL BE IN STORES IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

PROCTER AND GAMBLE SAYS ITS NEW FLAVORS ARE MEANT TO INJECT EXCITEMENT

INTO BRUSHING!

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY.

I'M JOHN MULLER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


ROSIE ON THE VIEW-OC VO


A FAMILIAR FACE. COMING BACK TO THE VIEW.

FORMER CO-HOST AND MODERATOR. ROSIE O'DONNELL IS HEADED BACK ON THE SHOW AS A GUEST ON FEBRUARY 7TH.

O'DONNELL MADE HEADLINES DURING THE VIEW'S 2006 AND 2007 SEASON. GETTING INTO HEATED DEBATES WITH FORMER HOST ELISABETH HASSELBECK.

YOU CAN CATCH THE EPISODE RIGHT HERE ON ABC-7 AT 11 AM. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) RADEL RESIGNATION-VO-WIPE


HE RESIGNED FROM OFFICE. WITH A FULL TIME JOB TO RECOVER FROM COCAINE CHARGES.

BUT SOME WONDER WHAT HE DIDN'T WANT UNCOVERED. BY STOPPING AN INVESTIGATION INTO CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SOTU POLL-VO-WIPE


PLUS -

AMERICA'S LEADING MAN. SOON TO ADDRESS HIS COUNTRY.

BUT AHEAD OF HIS BIG STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.

ARE PEOPLE HAPPY. WITH WHERE THE NATION IS HEADED? Return to index of stories...


HL3) SLEEPING SEPARATELY SAVES MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE


AND ABC-7. FINDS OUT THE WAY YOU SLEEP. COULD SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE.

WHAT YOU COULD BE DOING EVERY NIGHT. TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP SS


CONGRESS HAS AN EMPTY SEAT THIS MORNING. AFTER REPUBLICAN TREY RADEL. RESIGNED FROM THE 19TH DISTRICT.

THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE ON ABC-7. AS WE DIVE INTO OUR BIG STORY.

I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

RADEL MAY BE OUT OF HIS CONGRESS SEAT. BUT HE REMAINS IN THE HOT SEAT. SINCE HIS COCAINE BUST LAST YEAR.

IN A LETTER TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER, RADEL SAID HE COULDN'T ESCAPE THE "SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES" OF HIS ACTIONS.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS COMENDING RADEL. ON HIS BIG MOVE. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT ON RADEL RESIGNATION-SOTVO


"First off I think he did the right thing for his family, I think he did the right thing for the state. I'm glad that he is getting taken care of, I believe he went to rehab. So, I'm working with the secretary of state's office to announce when we'll have the election."

RADEL RESIGNED. JUST AS A HOUSE INVESTIGATION INTO HIS COCAINE USE. WAS GETTING UNDER WAY.

NOW. MANY WONDER IF HE WAS TRYING TO KEEP THEM. FROM UNCOVERING ANYTHING ELSE.

ABC7 LEARNED TODAY. RADEL'S DECISION ACTUALLY CAME AFTER HE VISITED HIS FAMILY -- INCLUDING HIS WIFE AND TWO-YEAR-OLD SON -- IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT PROPOSED CUTS-CLIP VOTOPS


TODAY IN ORLANDO. GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL ANNOUNCE THE SECOND MAJOR COMPONENT OF TAX AND FEE CUTS. IN THE "IT'S YOUR MONEY TAX CUT BUDGET," WORTH A PROPOSED $500 MILLION.

THE FIRST COMPONENT WOULD UNDO THE 54 PERCENT TAX INCREASE IN 2009. TO REGISTER MOTOR VEHICLES.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FIND OUT WHAT HE ANNOUNCES AT 10 AM. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-CLIP EANIBOXES FLY-VO-FULL


HOW WILL YOU VOTE?

MEDICAL MARIJUANA. BECOMING A VERY REAL OPTION THIS MORNING. IN FLORIDA.

YOU RECOGNIZE THE MAN BEHIND IT ALL. FROM HIS TV AND RADIO COMMERCIALS.

THIS MORNING. HE SUCCEEDED WHAT HE SET OUT TO DO.

IT COST ATTORNEY. JOHN MORGAN. MILLIONS TO GET AN AMENDMENT ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

IT'S HAPPENING, NOW THAT THE STATE SUPREME COURT. OKAYED THE WORDING.

DESPITE CRITICISM FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI.

RESEARCH SHOWS, 82% OF VOTERS SUPPORT THE MEASURE. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS ELECTION-CLIP OC


NEW THIS MORNING.

VOTERS IN BONITA SPRINGS WILL DECIDE ON TWO COUNCIL SEATS TODAY.

DISTRICT THREE HAS TWO CANDIDATES.

DISTRICT FIVE HAS THREE CONTENDERS.

POLLS OPEN 7-7. Return to index of stories...


EAST NAPLES 2ND MURDER SUSPECT-OC VO SS


THIS MORNING.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUSPECT. IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A FORMER MARINE IN EAST NAPLES.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS. CALEB FERNANDEZ.

WAS WITH THIS MAN. SCHUYLER MORRIS. THE NIGHT A MARINE WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

CHRISTOPHER COREY, AND HIS TWO DOGS, WERE THE VICTIMS.

FERNANDEZ HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED. BUT DEPUTIES CALL HIM A SUSPECT.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


PG BODY IDENTIFIED-OC SS VO


A MISSING MAN'S COLD CASE IS BACK OPEN.

AFTER CHARLOTTE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS. IDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN THE WOODS IN PUNTA GORDA.

DETECTIVES USED DENTAL RECORDS. TO CONFIRM THE REMAINS AS DANNY MORDENTI.

THE 23-YEAR-OLD DISAPEARED IN 2008.

HIS BODY WAS FOUND. JUST A FEW FEET FROM WHERE HE WAS LAST SEEN.

EARLIER THIS MONTH - NEW HOMEOWNERS WERE CLEARING A LOT BY THEIR HOUSE. WHEN THEY DISCOVERED MORDENTI'S BODY.

NEAR A TREE WITH A ROPE HANGING FROM IT. Return to index of stories...


JOHNSON PLEA CHANGE TODAY-CLIP SS(2)


PLEADING GUILTY TODAY. TO CHILD PORN CHARGES.

AUTHORITIES SAY *ALAN JOHNSON* AND HIS GIRLFRIEND RAPED A FOUR-YEAR-OLD GIRL. AND RECORDED IT ON A CELL PHONE.

THEY LOST THAT PHONE. AND SOMEONE ELSE FOUND IT IN A WALMART PARKING LOT.

JOHNSON'S GIRLFRIEND, JENNIFER SPARKS, ADMITTED TO HER CRIME MONDAY IN FEDERAL COURT.

SHE FACES UP TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON.

NOW JOHNSON OF NORTH FORT MYERS MAN IS EXPECTED TO DO THE SAME TODAY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM LOCAL IMPACT-OC VO-WIPE


FLORIDA TOURISM LEADERS. ARE BLAMING THAT BAD WEATHER UP NORTH. FOR A BAD TURNOUT HERE IN FLORIDA.

"VISIT FLORIDA" -- RECORDED A FOUR PERCENT DROP IN JANUARY.

BUT LEE COUNTY LEADERS AREN'T CONCERNED.

VCB WORKERS STILL EXPECT A BETTER JANUARY THAN LAST YEAR.

DESPITE SOME HOTEL AND FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM LOCAL IMPACT-SOTVO


Glen Petrarca/ Matanzas On The Bay Manager

02:08:33-02:08:43

"Our resort is actually fully booked for the next foreseeable future,

so we are looking sharp on that. So actually we didn't see many

cancellations of reservations."

FINAL LEE COUNTY JANUARY NUMBERS. WILL COME OUT IN TWO MONTHS.

THOSE SUB FREEZING TEMPS. WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. IN PARTS OF CENTRAL U-S. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING-TCMON SOTVO


IT'S A DANGEROUS PROBLEM -- THAT OFTEN GOES UNDETECTED.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING. HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

Jeanie Turner, Executive Director, One Way Out

31:58-32:06 "They are invisible to people who are not looking for them. But if you start looking for them. They are all over."

JEANIE TURNER RUNS FORT MYER'S "ONE WAY OUT" MINISTRY.

SHE'S HELPED VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING FOR 20 YEARS.

SO JUST HOW MANY WOMEN ARE SUBJECTED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA?

THAT'S A NUMBER THAT'S HARD TO ANSWER AND WHY THE WOMEN'S FUND OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING-SOTVO


5:16-5:36

Lou Pontius, Chair, The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida

"This gives a one place concentrated in the entire region to take law and order and victim services all under one roof of people knowing what's going on. Without communication, we can't possibly put the bad guys in jail. "

THE WOMEN'S FUND AND OTHER AGENCIES ARE WORKING WITH FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY TO ORGANIZE INFORMATION.

A CENTRAL UNIT WILL SOON BE OPEN ON THE CAMPUS. Return to index of stories...


STATE OF UNION-SSTOPS


TONIGHT. THE PRESIDENT WILL GIVE HIS 5TH. STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS RIGHT HERE ON ABC-7.

WE KNOW HE'LL BE FOCUSING ON THREE WORDS.

OPPORTUNITY, ACTION AND OPTIMISM.

TUNE IN TO WATCH THE STATE OF THE UNION. AND THE REPUBLICAN RESPONSE. AT 9 PM.

DIANE SAWYER AND GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS HOST. Return to index of stories...


SOTU POLL-VOTOPS


AND BRAND NEW FROM OVERNIGHT.

WE'RE TAKING A LOOK AT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STANDING. BEFORE HIS BIG NIGHT.

THE NBC NEWS---WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL CAME OUT AT MIDNIGHT.

68 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY THE COUNTRY IS EITHER STAGNANT. OR WORSE OFF. SINCE PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK OFFICE.

MORE THAN SIX-IN-10 AMERICANS. BELIEVE THAT THE NATION IS HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

AND 70 PERCENT ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


AMY JUST GOT BACK FROM VACATION

QUICK 3 DAYS.

LOVED IT!

PUERTO RICO.

GORGEOUS

WHILE I WAS IN THE US. ALSO FELT LIKE OUT OF THE COUNTRY

FUN ON HUFF POST

10 WAYS US IS DIFFERENT FROM ANYWHERE YOU TRAVEL

FOOD IS A BIG ONE. CORN SYRUP VS. CANE SUGAR

WE LOVE PIZZA

METRIC SYSTEM

OLYMPIC RULES---AMERICA DOESNT' DIP THEIR FLAG

OPENING/ CLOSING CEREMONIES COUNTRIES DIP FLAG WHEN PASS BY HOST DELEGATION.

WE DON'T.

MORE ON FACEBOOK. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SLEEP

NEED IT

GOTTA HAVE IT

LOVE SLEEP MORE THAN YOUR PARTNER?

GREAT DEBATE

PUSH THE PARTNER OUT OF BED

SLEEP ALONE

SEPARATE ROOMS

MORE EVIDENCE IT COULD SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE.

HALF OF MARRIED COUPLES NOW ADMIT TO IT

WORTH IT?

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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FRAUD ALERT-CG HLF SCRN


CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD STATEMENT.

AND LOOK FOR THE NUMBER. NINE DOLLARS AND 84 CENTS.

THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS SCAMMERS WHO STEAL YOUR INFORMATION ARE CHARGING THAT

*EXACT* NUMBER TO YOUR CARD.

IF YOU'VE GOT THAT CHARGE. FROM A STRANGE PLACE. YOU'RE LIKELY A VICTIM.

THE NUMBER TO LOOK FOR, AGAIN, IS 9-84.

AND THAT AMOUNT MIGHT CHANGE SOON.

EXPERTS SAY THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO. IS KEEP TRACK OF ALL YOUR CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SH


GET READY TO VOTE FOR A SWFL CONGRESSMAN AGAIN.

GOVERNOR SCOTT IS deciding WHEN TO HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR TREY RADEL'S now vacant SEAT. and WHEN HE DOES THAT ELECTION WILL COST TAX PAYERS BIG BUCKS.

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY JOINS US LIVE FROM THE STUDIO WITH THE LATEST.

SAM? Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-BNC VO


I JUST CHECKED A FEW MINUTES AGO AND---TREY RADEL IS STILL LISTED AS A US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE ON THE FLORIDA STATE WEBSITE---DESPITE THAT--- THE ROBO CALLS HAVE ALREADY STARTED FOR THE UP COMING SPECIAL ELECTION.

PHONES have already STARTED RINGING IN FORT MYERS ASKING VOTERS WHO THEY WOULD VOTE FOR IN A SPECIAL ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-SOTSS(2)


ROBOCALL

:45 in a prospective special election primary in Florida's 19th

congress district who would you vote for?:53

THE OPTIONS ON THE TABLE THIS MORNING----

PAIGE KREEGAL CHAUNCEY GOSS AND APRIL FREEMAN, CONNIE MACK

MIKE GIA- LAM-BARDO, BRIAN GIBENS AND CURT CLAWSON AMONG OTHERS.

UNTIL THAT SPECIAL ELECTION PARTS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL REMAIN UNREPRESENTED IN CONGRESS. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-BNC


GOVERNOR SCOTT COULD ANNOUNCE THAT SPECIAL ELECTION AT ANY TIME.

LIVE IN THE NEWS ROOM SAM SWEENEY ABC-7. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


INTERNET SNOOPING RELEASE-OC VO OC


ROUGHLY ONE-BILLION SMARTPHONE USERS. HAVE GAME, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MAPPING APPS.

AND THE GOVERNMENT IS GATHERING *YOUR* INFORMATION.

MICROSOFT, GOOGLE, YAHOO, FACEBOOK AND LINKED-IN. ALL SUED THE GOVERNMENT LAST SUMMER.

NOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS ALLOWING THE COMPANIES. TO SAY HOW MANY TIMES. THE GOVERNMENT TOOK INFOMRATION.

PLUS.

THE NSA CAN FIND YOUR. AGE, GENDER, OR MARRIAGE STATUS. ALL FROM PLAYING ANGRY BIRDS.

THE SPY AGENCY WROTE A CODE SPECIFIC TO THAT GAME, GOOGLE MAPS AND FACEBOOK. ACCORDING TO AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION BY THE NEW YORK TIMES.

THE NSA WILL ONLY SAY. THOSE WHO ARE NOT VALID FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE TARGETS. ARE NOT OF INTEREST. Return to index of stories...


YOGA AND BREAST CANCER-OC VO


WHAT IF YOU COULD MEDITATE AWAY. YOUR ILLNESS?

MORE THAN JUST GETTING YOU IN SHAPE AND TONING UP.

ABC-7 IS UNCOVERING A LINK BETWEEN YOGA AND BEATING BREAST CANCER.

RESEARCHERS DID A STUDY WITH 200 BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS.

THEY FOUND WOMEN WHO DID YOGA. REPORTED MORE ENERGY THAN THOSE WHO DID NOT DO YOGA.

AND THESE WOMEN EVEN HAD LOWER LEVELS OF CERTAIN SUBSTANCES. LINKED TO

INFLAMMATION IN THEIR BLOOD. Return to index of stories...


SUNLIGHT LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE-VOTOPS


AND OTHER SIMPLE WAY TO KEEP HEALTHY.

IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. FLORIDA IS THE STATE TO LIVE IN.

A NEW STUDY FINDS STEPPING INTO THE SUNSHINE --

CAN LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.

BUT. IN MODERATION.

YOU DON'T WANT TO RISK SKIN CANCER. Return to index of stories...


DOCTORS COMPUTER SCREENS-VOTOPS


COMPUTERS HELP DOCTORS. PROVIDE MORE EFFICIENT CARE.

BUT IT COULD *HURT COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS.

EXPERTS FOUND. DOCTORS SPENT ONE-THIRD OF THE VISIT LOOKING AT THE SCREEN. AND MADE LESS EYE CONTACT.

THAT COULD DISRUPT. LISTENING, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND THINKING CREATIVELY. Return to index of stories...


SLEEPING SEPARATELY SAVES MARRIAGE-2SH-CG VO


YOU FOUND SOMEONE YOU WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WITH.

BUT DOES THAT MEAN. YOU SHOULD SPEND THE REST OF YOUR *NIGHTS*. WITH THEM TOO?

FOR SOME. EXPERTS SAY SEPARATE BEDS COULD SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE.

HERE ARE SOME SIGNS TO CHECK FOR.

DOES YOUR PARTNER SNORING WAKE YOU?

WHAT ABOUT BATHROOM TRIPS OR TOSSING AND TURNING?

AT ANY POINT ARE YOUR FRUSTRATED WHILE YOU SLEEP?

IF YOU ANSWERED YES.

YOU MAY BE ONE OF THE MILLIONS OF COUPLES. THAT NEED TO SLEEP APART.

RESEARCHERS SAY SLEEP STUDIES. CONSISTENTLY SHOW A POOR NIGHTS SLEEP. LEADS TO CONDITIONS LIKE DEPRESSION, HEART DISEASE AND STROKE. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


FILE THIS UNDER. "TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT."

THE RUSSIAN OLYMPICS, START IN 9 DAYS.

AND THESE.

ARE THE BATHROOMS.

GUYS ARE GROUPED, SIDE BY SIDE.

A REPORTER TWEETED THIS. WENT VIRAL.

A FEW RUSSIANS SAY, GUYS BOTH USE URINALS.

SO WHY NOT TOILETS?

THE OLYMPICS ARE ON OUR SISTER STATION, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


TONIGHT'S THE STATE OF THE UNION.

WE START COVERAGE AT 9.

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN PREPPING FOR *MONTHS.

FOR A WEEK, WEST WING STAFFERS. HAVE BEEN TAKING OVER THE WHITE HOUSE INSTAGRAM.

CHIEF SPEECH WRITER. PRESS SECRETARY. VALRIE JARRETT.

THEY'VE HAD MEETINGS. MULTIPLE DRAFTS. AND LATE NIGHT THAI FOOD.

ON *GMA. A PREVIEW OF THE BIG SPEECH. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. ANGRY BIRDS, AND THE N-S-A.

DOCUMENTS LEAKED BY EDWARD SNOWDEN SAY ANGRY BIRDS, AND OTHER POPULAR APPS,

CAN FEED INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES HUGE AMOUNTS OF PERSONAL DATA.

THAT DATA COULD INCLUDE SOMEONE'S LOCATION, AGE, SEX AND OTHER

PERSONAL INFORMATION.

BIG CHANGES FOR GOOGLE GLASS, THE INTERNET CONNECTED EYEWEAR.

IT'LL BE OFFERED BY THE NATION'S BIGGEST OPTICAL HEALTH INSURER,

V-S-P.

IT WILL ALSO COME WITH PRESCRIPTION LENSES AND DETACHABLE

SUNGLASSES.

"ALOFT HOTELS" IS PLANNING TO START ISSUING VIRTUAL KEYS AT THEIR LOCATIONS

IN MANHATTAN AND SILICON VALLEY.

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL ALLOW GUESTS TO OPEN THEIR HOTEL ROOM

DOORS. JUST BY TAPPING OR TWISTING THEIR SMARTPHONE.

AND, E-A SPORTS IS OUT WITH ITS OFFICIAL MADDEN SUPER BOWL PREDICTION.

IT SHOWS THE BRONCOS BEATING THE SEAHAWKS ON SUNDAY, THANKS TO AN

OVERTIME FIELD GOAL.

THE PREDICTION HAS BEEN CORRECT, EIGHT OF THE LAST TEN YEARS.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M MARCI GONZALEZ. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FATAL-OC


JUST INTO OUR NEWSROOM. A NAPLES MAN IS DEAD AFTER A CRASH.

A CAR HIT 31 YEAR OLD MICHEAL BLAIN LOCKHART ON HIS MOTORCYCLE. WHILE HE WAS RIDING ON ON BECK BOULEVARD. APPROACHEDING LE BUFF ROAD.

THE DRIVER WAS 72- YEAR OLD ARMONDO MERCURI.

HE IS FROM MASSACHUSETTS AND SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

MERCURI WAS CHARGED WITH IMPROPER TURN-RIGHT TURN TOO WIDE. Return to index of stories...


LEMON IN WATER-2SHOT CG


THIS FRUIT. YOU MIGHT LIKE TO GARNISH your WATER WITH.

BUT ALONG WITH THE CITRUS TASTE. YOU'RE GETTING. A GULP FULL OF GERMS.

SO JUST HOW *GERMY*. ARE THOSE LEMON WEDGES. WE PLOP INTO OUR WATER OR ICED TEA AT RESTAURANTS?

RESEARCHERS SWABBED THE RINDS AND FLESH OF 76 LEMONS FROM 21 RESTAURANTS

THE STUDY FOUND. A WHOPPING 70 PERCENT OF THEM. PRODUCED MICROBIAL GROWTH.

THE SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED AS SOON AS THE DRINK WAS SERVED, BEFORE DRINKING OR TOUCHING. Return to index of stories...


CHOCOLATE TOOTHPASTE-2SHOT


IF THAT LAST STORY LEFT A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH. CLEAN IT OUT. WITH SOME NEW BOLD FLAVORED TOOTHPASTES.

CREST IS COMING OUT. WITH SOME MOUTH CLEANING SHOWSTOPPERS

A NEW LINE HAS FLAVORS LIKE. MINT CHOCOLATE TREK. LIME SPEARMINT ZEST. AND VANILLA MINT SPARK. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) RADEL FIRST DAY OUT OF CONGRESS-VOTOPS-WIPE


CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL. NOW A FORMER A U-S REPRESENTATIVE THIS MORNING.

HE RESIGNED MONDAY. JUST AS A HOUSE INVESTIGATION INTO HIS COCAINE USE. WAS GETTING UNDER WAY.

NOW. MANY WONDER IF HE WAS TRYING TO KEEP THEM. FROM UNCOVERING ANYTHING ELSE. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-VOTOPS-WIPE


MEDICAL MARIJUANA. BECOMING A VERY REAL OPTION THIS MORNING. IN FLORIDA.

ATTORNEY JOHN MORGAN SPENT MILLIONS TO GET AN AMENDMENT ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

THE STATE SUPREME COURT. OKAYED THE WORDING.

DESPITE CRITICISM FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI.

RESEARCH SHOWS, 82% OF VOTERS SUPPORT THE MEASURE. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) EAST NAPLES SECOND MURDER-VOTOPS-WIPE


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUSPECT. IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A FORMER MARINE IN EAST NAPLES.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY CALEB FERNANDEZ WAS WITH THIS MAN. SCHUYLER MORRIS. THE NIGHT A MARINE WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

CHRISTOPHER COREY, AND HIS TWO DOGS, WERE THE VICTIMS.

FERNANDEZ HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED. BUT DEPUTIES CALL HIM A SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) PG BODY IDENTIFIED-VOTOPS-WIPE


A MISSING MAN'S COLD CASE IS BACK OPEN.

AFTER CHARLOTTE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS. IDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN THE WOODS IN PUNTA GORDA.

DETECTIVES USED DENTAL RECORDS. TO CONFIRM THE REMAINS AS DANNY MORDENTI.

THE 23-YEAR-OLD DISAPEARED IN 2008. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) GOV SCOTT PROPOSED CUTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


TODAY IN ORLANDO. GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL ANNOUNCE THE SECOND MAJOR COMPONENT OF TAX AND FEE CUTS. IN THE "IT'S YOUR MONEY TAX CUT BUDGET," WORTH A PROPOSED $500 MILLION.

THE FIRST COMPONENT WOULD UNDO THE 54 PERCENT TAX INCREASE IN 2009. TO REGISTER MOTOR VEHICLES.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FIND OUT WHAT HE ANNOUNCES AT 10 AM. Return to index of stories...


TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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FINAL WEATHER


"Warming trend continues"

It was a warm start to the week as many spots across Southwest Florida topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. The warm weather will return once again for Tuesday, before another weather system increases our rain prospects. We'll also be tracking another cool down for the second half of the week.

Due to clear skies, high humidity, and calm winds the main concern for this morning will be areas of dense fog with visibilities reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 9am. Otherwise, it will be a mild start to our Tuesday with temperatures hovering in the lower 60s. Once the low clouds and fog fade, mostly to partly sunny skies will take us into the late morning and early afternoon hours. Daytime highs will also be warmer than average as they climb into the lower half of the 80s, especially away from the coast. With an onshore wind coming off the 60° waters of the Gulf of Mexico, expect our beaches and coastal locations to run a few degrees cooler.

Clouds will be patchy as we head into the overnight period and temperatures will hover in the lower 60s.

Clouds will be on the increase as we head into Wednesday ahead of a cold front currently located across the northern half of the peninsula. This system will slowly make its way southward, with scattered showers developing late Wednesday evening and into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s to lower 50s and once the rain exits, clouds should stay pretty thick overhead during the day. This along with a breezy northerly wind will keep our afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

High pressure will build in for the latter half of the week with a dry and mostly sunny pattern. This cool down will be very brief in nature, as winds take a turn to the east with highs in the 80s for the weekend. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

-WHAT IS COMING UP ON GMA - BIG STORY COVERAGE OF THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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