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DIRECTORS PAGE BOAT SHOW-VO TOPS
HEADLINES------------- BOAT SHOW-SOT SS
HL1) COLLIER MURDER TRIAL-trxVOTOPS NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) MOLESTATION ARREST-trxSS TOPS TEASE ONE------------
HL3) AMANDA KNOX VERDICT-trxVOTOPS TZ1 A GERM COLLECTIONS-VOTOPS
HL4) BEARS IN NAPLES FOLLOW-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B PART TIME LOVE-VOTOPS
STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP CHAIN REACTION CRASHES-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
COLLIER MURDER TRIAL-SS VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
COLLIER MURDER TRIAL-SOT OC GERM COLLECTORS-TCMON
FL SCHOOL SHOOTING-VOTOPS GERM COLLECTORS-PKG
BIG STORY-CLIP GERM COLLECTORS-TC MON
MOLESTATION ARREST-BNC HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS-OC VO WIPE
MOLESTATION ARREST-VO BNC HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS-SOTVO
MOLESTATION ARREST-SOTVO NATURAL PAIN KILLERS-OC VO WIPE
DEVELOPING-CLIP NATURAL PAIN KILLERS-SOT TAG
CAPE GROW HOUSE-SS(2) OC PEANUT ALLERGY-VO TOPS
CAPE GROW HOUSE-LLPKG PART TIME LOVE-OC VO
BREAKING-CLIP NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
AMANDA KNOX VERDICT-VO TOPS TEASE TWO------------
BOSTON BOMBING-OC VO TZ2 A BEARS IN NAPLES-SOTVO-WIPE
CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE-OC VO WIPE TZ2 B PACIFIER RECALL-SS
CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE-SOTVO BEARS IN NAPLES FOLLOW-VO IN TCMON
BANK ROBBER IN COURT-VO BEARS IN NAPLES FOLLOW-LLPKG
FLOOD INSURANCE VOTE-OTS PACIFIER RECALL-OC SS OC
BOAT INVESTIGATION LATEST-OC VO WIPE EXTRA AIRLINE FEES-OTS VO
BOAT INVESTIGATION LATEST-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
THEATER SHOOTING SUSPECT IN COURT-TCMON VO TEASE THREE------------
DAYCARE NAME CHANGE-OC VO TZ3 A CITY OF PALMS PARK-VO
Q POLL FL GOV RACE-SSSTOPS TZ3 B SOUTHERN STORM AFTERMATH-SOTVO
FLORIDA BRIDGE CLOSURES-OC VO TZ3 C SCHOOL LUNCHES DENIED-SOTVO


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HEADLINES-------------


ABC 7 IS ON TOP OF SEVERAL BREAKING STORIES AT 5--

WE BEGIN IN COLLIER COUNTY--

JUST MOMENTS AGO A JURY CONVICTED FORMER LELY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT OF MURDERING A MIGRANT WORKER.

ALSO BREAKING AT 5--

HE ONCE SERVED COMMUNION AT CHURCH!

TONIGHT THIS LEE COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF A SEX CRIME.

WHAT A LITTLE BOY CLAIMS HE DID.

IT'S GUILTY *AGAIN FOR AMANDA KNOX --

SO WHY WON'T SHE EVER SERVE ANOTHER DAY IN PRISON FOR MURDER--

AND--

A BEAR AND HER CUBS ARE ON THE MOVE-

RUMMAGING AND EATING THEIR WAY THROUGH AN EAST NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD!

TONIGHT WHY NEIGHBORS WILL JUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH THEIR DUMPSTER-DIVING.

ABC 7 NEWS AT 5 STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) COLLIER MURDER TRIAL-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) MOLESTATION ARREST-trxSS TOPS


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HL3) AMANDA KNOX VERDICT-trxVOTOPS


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HL4) BEARS IN NAPLES FOLLOW-trxVOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


TRACKING WARMER WEATHER

It was a chilly, raw and wet day across Southwest Florida Thursday, with plenty of rain and highs only in the upper 50s and low 60s. The steady rain will diminish to more scattered activity this evening, with near steady temps in the 50s. Rain will also be possible for the overnight, with lows holding in the 50s.

We start a nice warming trend beginning Friday. The day will feature plenty of cloud cover, with scattered showers possible and highs climbing into the mid 70s. Overnight lows will not be as cool, with temps holding in the low 60s.

Sunshine returns to the area on Saturday. We'll see partly sunny skies for much of the day, but the sun that we do see will allow temps to climb into the low 80s.

Sunday will feature a heavy dose of sun, with partly cloudy skies and highs again climbing into the low 80s.

Our dry & warm weather pattern holds as we start next week, with partly cloudy skies and highs holding in the low to mid 80s. A few sprinkles will be possible midweek, otherwise dry will prevail for most of next week. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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COLLIER MURDER TRIAL-SS VO WIPE


BREAKING TONIGHT AND JUST INTO THE ABC7 NEWSROOM.

A JURY CONVICTED A FORMER LELY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT OF MURDER.

JUAN BARRIENTOS JUNIOR ROBBED AND STABBED ROBERTO AVALOS-JASSO TO DEATH BACK IN 2008.

TWO YEARS AGO ANOTHER LELY STUDENT, JESUS GARZA, PLEADED GUILTY IN EXCHANGE TO 50 YEARS IN PRISON.

BARRIENTOS STILL SAYS HE'S INNOCENT AND THAT HE DID NOT MURDER THE MIGRANT WORKER.

AFTER FOUR DAYS IN COURT IT TOOK JURORS TWO HOURS TO FIND BARRIENTOS GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND ROBBERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MURDER TRIAL-SOT OC


20:52:02-:12

Jesus Garza, the man who had this plan, the man who said here's the socks, here's the knife, take them to the car. Jesus Garza was the one who carried out the lethal blow.

BARRIENTOS WAS 17 WHEN HE KILLED AVALOS-JASSO.

THAT WILL AFFECT HIS SENTENCING BECAUSE HE CANNOT RECEIVE LIFE IN PRISON UNDER A 2012 SUPREME COURT RULING. Return to index of stories...


FL SCHOOL SHOOTING-VOTOPS


WE'RE ALSO TRACKING BREAKING NEWS AT ONE OF FLORIDA'S COLLEGES.

THEY'RE DEALING WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING.

EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE IN PALM BAY IS ON LOCKDOWN *RIGHT NOW.*

PALM BAY IS EAST OF ORLANDO.

POLICE SAY ONE PERSON WAS ATTACKED TODAY.

THAT PERSON GOT A GUN AND SHOT ONE HIS ATTACKERS.

THE ORLANDO SENTINEL REPORTS TWO PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY.

THE PERSON WHO WAS SHOT IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

COUNT ON US FOR THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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MOLESTATION ARREST-BNC


NEW AT 5.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THIS MAN INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED A LITTLE BOY.

THEY SAY ROBERT LITTLE WAS A **COMMUNION** VOLUNTEER AT SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH.

THE BOY TOLD DEPUTIES THAT LITTLE TOUCHED HIM SEXUALLY MORE THAN ONCE.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES IT HAPPENED AT A HOUSE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THE BOY TOLD HIS MOTHER WHO THEN CALLED DEPUTIES.

THOSE WHO KNOW LITTLE TELL ABC7 - HE'S WELL-KNOWN AND LIKED AT SAINT FRANCIS.

CHURCHMEMBERS SAY HE STOPPED COMING TO SERVICES A FEW WEEKS AGO.

THE DIOCESE TELLS US HE BLAMED "HEALTH REASONS."

LITTLE STARTED HELPING PASS OUT COMMUNION AT THE FORT MYERS CHURCH IN 2010.

HE DID PASS STATE AND LOCAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR THE DIOCESE AND LIVED IN LOW-INCOME HOUSING OWNED BY THE CHURCH.

LITTLE WORKED FOR 18 YEARS AS A MAINTENANCE MAN.

TONIGHT LITTLE IS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


MOLESTATION ARREST-VO BNC


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MOLESTATION ARREST-SOTVO


LITTLE STARTED HELPING PASS OUT COMMUNION AT THE FORT MYERS CHURCH IN 2010.

HE DID PASS STATE AND LOCAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR THE DIOCESE AND LIVED IN LOW-INCOME HOUSING OWNED BY THE CHURCH.

LITTLE WORKED FOR 18 YEARS AS A MAINTENANCE MAN.

TONIGHT LITTLE IS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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CAPE GROW HOUSE-SS(2) OC


CHECK THIS OUT!

MORE THAN 57 POUNDS OF POT --

AND 13-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH!

THAT'S WHAT POLICE SAY THEY FOUND IN ONE CAPE CORAL HOUSE!

AND AS CHARLIE KEEGAN REPORTS --

DETECTIVES THINK IT WAS A WOMAN WHO WAS THE MASTERMIND! Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-LLPKG


A MAJOR GROWHOUSE IN CAPE CORAL IS NOW OUT OF BUSINESS.

ABC7 IS GETTING A LOOK INSIDE.

POLICE SEIZED MORE THAN 50 POUNDS OF THE DRUG THAT WAS GROWING INSIDE.

THATS NOT ALL 13 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH ALSO TAKEN.

ALL THIS HAPPENING INSIDE A HOME IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE CITY.

ABC7'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE FIRST AT FOUR TO UNCOVER THE BIG BUST.

IT JUST LOOKS LIKE A NORMAL HOUSE FROM THE OUTSIDE.

BUT CAPE CORAL DETECTIVES SAY THE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE BEHIND ME WAS

EQUIPPED WITH LIGHTS- HYDROPONICS AND EVERYTHING NEEDED TO GROW

MARIJUANA.

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POLICE TELL US UTILITY WORKERS FROM LCEC NOTICED THE HOUSE WAS

ILLEGALLY BYPASSING THE ELECTRIC METER.

THEY NOTIFIED POLICE WHO SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT YESTERDAY AND FOUND

57 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA INSIDE.

THE WOMAN LIVING HERE TOLD POLICE A MAN PAID HER THIRTEEN THOUSAND

DOLLARS TO GROW THE WEED.

POLICE TELL US THE GROW OPERATION PUT THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD like

this one ON EAST GATOR CIRCLE IN DANGER.

Sot

Dana Coston, CCPD

13:49:11 the element that brings to the neighborhood is something the

good citizens who live in the neighborhoods shouldn't have to be

subjected to, and nobody wants. 13:49:21

POLICE ARRESTED LUISA BADO WHO WAS LIVING HERE.

SHE IS CHARGED WITH SEVERAL DRUG-RELATED FELONIES INCLUDING MARIJUANA

TRAFFICKING AND PRODUCTION.

SHE IS OUT ON BOND.

Live

POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE CASE.

DETECTIVES AREN'T SURE IF THIS WOMAN WAS WORKING WITH SOMEONE ELSE OR

WHERE THE MARIJUANA WAS GOING.

COMING UP AT 5:30 HEAR HOW SURPRISED NEIGHBORS WERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT

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BREAKING-CLIP


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AMANDA KNOX VERDICT-VO TOPS


WITHIN THE LAST HOUR --

WE LEARNED AN ITALIAN APPEALS COURT HAS FOUND AMANDA KNOX GUILTY OF MURDER.

KNOX IS THE AMERICAN WHO HAS RIDDEN A ROLLER-COASTER INSIDE THE ITALIAN COURT SYSTEM.

SHE AND HER EX-BOYFRIEND WERE FIRST CONVICTED OF KILLING A GIRL IN 2007.

THEN THOSE CHARGES WERE OVERTURNED ON APPEAL.

THEN SHE WAS TRIED AGAIN.

NOW THE APPEALS COURT HAS UPHELD THE CONVICTION AND SET A SENTENCE OF ALMOST 29 YEARS.

BUT --

KNOX WILL LIKELY NEVER SERVE THE PRISON TIME --

BECAUSE U-S LAW DICTATES YOU CAN'T BE TRIED TWICE.

SO OUR COUNTRY WILL FIGHT EXTRADICTION.

IF SHE NEVER GOES BACK TO ITALY, SHE'LL PROBABLY NEVER SERVE TIME. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BOMBING-OC VO


FEDERAL PROSECUTORS WANT THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT PUT TO DEATH.

HOURS AGO --

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAID U-S ATTORNEYS WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR JOE-HAR TSARNAEV.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER MADE THE FINAL DECISION.

AGENTS SAY TSARNAEV, AND HIS BROTHER TAMERLAN, PLANTED TWO PRESSURE COOKER BOMBS NEAR THE MARATHON FINISH LINE LAST SPRING.

THE BLAST KILLED THREE AND HURT 260 MORE.

TAMERLAN TSARNAEV DIED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE-OC VO WIPE


CHARLOTTE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KNOW HOW A HOUSE ERUPTED IN FLAMES THIS MORNING --

WHEN NOBODY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIVING THERE.

THE FIRE SPARKED NEAR OIL WELL ROAD AND VALHALLA DRIVE.

FIRE INVESTIGATORS CALL IS SUSPICIOUS --

BUT THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED IT.

WE LEARNED THIS --

THE HOUSE IS IN FORECLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE-SOTVO


Roy Wilson, Neighbor:06 "It's shocking. around here especially. I mean, you don't really hear much about it being neighbors and everything you'd think it'd be all over the place."

ABC-7 ALSO UNCOVERED --

THIS IS THE SAME HOUSE WHERE DEPUTIES CAME LAST APRIL --

AND FOUND A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION.

WE ALSO KNOW DOZENS OF ANIMALS -- FROM DOGS TO HORSES -- WERE FOUND IN HORRENDOUS CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


BANK ROBBER IN COURT-VO


NEW AT 5-

THE MAN WHO COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY ROBBED AN EAST NAPLES BANK AT GUNPOINT APPEARED IN COURT TODAY.

GERMAN OTERO IS CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT--

DEPUTIES SAY HE ROBBED THE REGIONS BANK ON U-S 41 YESTERDAY.

THEY SAY MONEY FLEW AROUND THE BANK AS OTERO RAN.

HOURS LATER DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE VOTE-OTS


THE U-S SENATE DID VOTE TODAY --

TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES FOR FOUR YEARS.

THOSE INCREASES WOULD HAVE HAD SOME FLORIDIANS PAYING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE.

THE DELAY HELPS THEM.

BUT THE U-S HOUSE HAS TO SIGN OFF FIRST. Return to index of stories...


BOAT INVESTIGATION LATEST-OC VO WIPE


TONIGHT AT FIVE - ABOAT RAIDED BY DEPUTIES WITH ASSAULT RIFLES IS BACK AT SEA.

TODAY ABC-7 LEARNED WHY THE LEE COUNTY TACTICAL TEAM ORDERED TWO PEOPLE OFF THAT BOAT.

IT STARTED WHEN A WOMAN CALLED 911 FROM THAT BOAT SAYING SHE WAS KIDNAPPED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT WAS NOT TRUE.

THE OWNER OF THE BOAT IS NOT FACING ANY CHARGES.

JAY BURKI SAYS DEPUTIES ORDERED HIM OFF THE BOAT AND QUESTIONED HIM FOR SEVERAL HOURS ABOUT THE WOMAN HE HAD ON BOARD.

HE CLAIMS HE WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP THE WOMAN WHO IS DEALING WITH HARD TIMES. Return to index of stories...


BOAT INVESTIGATION LATEST-SOTVO


JOHN BURKI--- BOAT OWNER

112903 A friend of mine in st pete told me had a friend that was petite and pretty and she needed a place to stay and she was on the street and i thought well. we wrote each other and talked to each other and we agreed she could help me definityly and id be a help to her.11:29:20

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHERE THAT WOMAN IS TONIGHT AND IF SHE WILL FACE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


THEATER SHOOTING SUSPECT IN COURT-TCMON VO


ALL NEW TONIGHT --

THE SUSPECT IN THE DEADLY FLORIDA MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING WENT TO COURT TODAY.

FORMER TAMPA POLICE OFFICER CURTIS REEVES FACES MURDER CHARGES --

IN THE DEATH OF A YOUNG FATHER.

THEY WERE ARGUING ABOUT TEXTING IN THE THEATER -

WHEN REEVES FIRED HIS GUN.

TODAY --

BOTH SIDES FOCUSED ON POSSIBLLE EVIDENCE AND CELL PHONE RECORDS.

THEY'LL GO BACK TO COURT NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE NAME CHANGE-OC VO


NEW AT 5.A LOCAL NON-PROFIT DAYCARE IS CHANGING ITS NAME.

NATIONWIDE CHAIN BRIGHT HORIZONS SENT BRIGHTEST HORIZONS A LETTER CLAIMING TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT.

BRIGHTEST HORIZONS IS OPENING ITS FIRST FACILITY FOR CHICO'S EMPLOYEES THIS WEEK.

IT SAYS IT HAS TO PROTECT ITS TRADEMARK.

ABC-7 LEARNED CHICO'S HAS DONATED MONEY TO THE DAYCARE FOR UNDERPRIVILEDGED CHILDREN TO HELP DEFRAY SOME OF THE COSTS FOR THE NAME CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


Q POLL FL GOV RACE-SSSTOPS


A BRAND NEW POLL PUTS FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST ON TOP OF THE 2014 GUBERNATORIAL RACE.

QUINNIPIAC POLLED FLORIDA VOTERS.

46 PERCENT SAID THEY SUPPORT THE REPUBLICAN-TURNED-DEMOCRAT.

ONLY 38 PERCENT BACK CURRENT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

BUT THE GAP IS CLOSING. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA BRIDGE CLOSURES-OC VO


COLD WEATHER IS TAKINGA TOLL ON THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

ABC-7 LEARNED A NUMBER OF BRIDGES AND ROADS ARE CLOSED THERE BECAUSE OF ICE.

TWO BRIDGES THAT CROSS PENSACOLA BAY ARE STILL CLOSED AT THIS HOUR.

EVEN THOUGH TEMPERATURES ARE AROUND 35 DEGREES, OVERCAST SKIES ARE STILL PREVENTING THE ICE FROM MELTING.

THE PANHANDLE HASN'T SEEN SNOW AND ICE IN MORE THAN A DECADE. Return to index of stories...


BOAT SHOW-VO TOPS


RAIN OR SHINE --

THE NAPLES BOAT SHOW IS SAILING INTO THE FLORIDA SPORTS PARK.

WE FOUND MORE THAN 200 BOATS COVERING THE SPACE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD TODAY.

EXPECT TO SEE DECK BOATS, FLAT FISHING BOATS AND YACHTS!

ORGANIZERS PROMISE THE FOUR-DAY EVENT WILL HOLD PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES

AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


BOAT SHOW-SOT SS


Tiffany Sawyer

Executive Director, Naples Boat Show

"We try to do a lot of seminars for fishing and boating safety and

techniques to use if you're in trouble on the water. Lots of great

activities for kids as well. Freedom Waters is out here doing some

kids activities inside. So, rain or shine, we'll have events inside

and we'll have events outside."

THE BOAT SHOW CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY FROM 10 TO 5 AT THE FLORIDA

SPORTS PARK IN NAPLES

IT'S 10-DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER GET IN FREE.

MORE INFO ON OUR WEBSITE, A-B-C-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE------------


YOUR COMPUTER MOUSE.

THAT KEYBOARD.

EVEN RESTAURANT MENUS.

THE EVERYDAY ITEMS YOU NEED TO AVOID BECAUSE OF THE GERMS THEY CARRY.

HOW SOME ARE DIRTIER THAN YOUR TOILET!

PLUS -

NO ONE NIGHT STANDS, BUT LOVE ON THE SIDE.

THE PLACE FOR THOSE WHO WANT A RELATIONSHIP WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A GERM COLLECTIONS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B PART TIME LOVE-VOTOPS


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CHAIN REACTION CRASHES-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

CAMERAS CAPTURED CHAIN-REACTION CRASHES IN MINNESOTA!

AN ENTIRE FLEET OF CARS SMASHED INTO OTHER CARS --

OR WOUND UP SLIDING INTO DITCHES.

STATE TROOPERS AND AN ARMY OF TOW TRUCKS RESPONDED TO CLEAN UP THE MESS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


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. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


TRACKING WARMER WEATHER

It was a chilly, raw and wet day across Southwest Florida Thursday, with plenty of rain and highs only in the upper 50s and low 60s. The steady rain will diminish to more scattered activity this evening, with near steady temps in the 50s. Rain will also be possible for the overnight, with lows holding in the 50s.

We start a nice warming trend beginning Friday. The day will feature plenty of cloud cover, with scattered showers possible and highs climbing into the mid 70s. Overnight lows will not be as cool, with temps holding in the low 60s.

Sunshine returns to the area on Saturday. We'll see partly sunny skies for much of the day, but the sun that we do see will allow temps to climb into the low 80s.

Sunday will feature a heavy dose of sun, with partly cloudy skies and highs again climbing into the low 80s.

Our dry & warm weather pattern holds as we start next week, with partly cloudy skies and highs holding in the low to mid 80s. A few sprinkles will be possible midweek, otherwise dry will prevail for most of next week. Return to index of stories...


GERM COLLECTORS-TCMON


FLU SHOTS HERBAL JUICES AND DAILY VITAMINS.

THOSE ARE JUST SOME OF THE THINGS WE USE TO TRY TO AVOID GETTING SICK.

BUT PREVENTION MAY HAVE MORE TO DO WITH THE THINGS WE TOUCH EVERY DAY.

ABC-7 HAS UNCOVERED SOME OF THE MOST SUPRISING GERM-INFESTED OBJECTS. Return to index of stories...


GERM COLLECTORS-PKG


VO/NARRATION………….

NOBODY LIKES TO GET THE FLU! YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY HAD YOUR

FLU SHOT AND STOCKED UP ON ALL YOUR VITAMINS. BUT SOMETIMES

AVOIDING GERMY OBJECTS MAY BE THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO.

VO/NARRATION………….

FIRST OFF-YOUR MOUSE. STUDIES SHOW THAT YOUR MOUSE IS

THE GERMIEST THING IN YOUR OFFICE, HARBORING THREE TIMES AS

MUCH BACTERIA AS A TOILET SEAT!

NAT SOUND

VO/NARRATION………….

SECOND IN LINE IS YOUR KEYBOARD. RESEARCHERS BLAME EATING

AT YOUR DESK, SO TRY TO AVOID MID-DAY SNACKING.

VO/NARRATION………….

ALSO, RESTAURANT MENUS. STUDIES SHOW THAT MENUS ARE THE

GERMIEST ITEMS IN A RESTAURANT. AND COLD AND FLU VIRUSES

CAN SURVIVE FOR 18 HOURS ON HARD SURFACES. SO, AFTER YOU

ORDER MAKE SURE YOU WASH YOUR HANDS! WITH TIPS TO KEEP YOU

HEALTHY THIS WINTER. Return to index of stories...


GERM COLLECTORS-TC MON


DON'T FORGET TO CLEAN YOUR CELL PHONE!

THEY GO EVERYWHERE WITH YOU. SOMETIMES EVEN IN THE BATHROOM.

THEY CAN BE FULL OF GERMS.

YOU CAN WIPE THE CASE WITH A CLEANING SOLUTION, BUT NEVER USE IT ON THE PHONE ITSELF. Return to index of stories...


HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS-OC VO WIPE


AND IT SEEMS SIMPLE ENOUGH --

BUT MOST OF US ARE NOT WASHING OUR HANDS PROPERLY.

THERE'S ONE KEY.

TIME.

SPEND A MINIMUM OF 15 SECONDS WASHING.

AND IF YOU CAN'T FIND A SINK- USE HAND SANITIZER.

BUT WITH THAT TOO --

YOU MAY NOT BE USING IT LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE GET RID OF ALL THE GERMS. Return to index of stories...


HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS-SOTVO


"You'll want to cover your hands and have contact time for about 15 to 20 seconds. And you'll want to hit your finger tips. Why do you hit your finger tips? Because that's where you touch things."

HERE'S WHY IT MATTERS.

KEEPING YOUR HANDS CLEAN DECREASES ILLNESSES BY 20 TO 50 PERCENT IN SOME CASES.

IT CAN KEEP YOUR KIDS FROM MISSING SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


NATURAL PAIN KILLERS-OC VO WIPE


HEADACHES AND MUSCLE ACHES ARE COMMON.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO USE MEDICATION TO GET RELIEF?

ABC-7 FOUND A NUMBER OF NATURAL PAIN KILLERS AVAILABLE.

ONE OPTION IS TUMERIC

CAPSULES.

IT'S A NATURAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENT AND PROMOTES CIRCULATION, DETOX, AND TISSUE REPAIR.

MAGNESIUM CAN ALSO DECREASE MUSCLE SPASMS AND ACHES.

HENCE WHY YOUR MOM SAYS EAT A BANANA. Return to index of stories...


NATURAL PAIN KILLERS-SOT TAG


CG: Dr. Roxanne Sukol/Cleveland Clinic

"It happens to relax the nervous system a little bit, so it's a great choice

for before bedtime and it may help people sleep a little bit better." :10

GINGER IS ANOTHER PAIN FIGHTER.

YOU CAN USE CAPSULES, TEA OR IN FOOD. Return to index of stories...


PEANUT ALLERGY-VO TOPS


SWEDISH RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING SOME RADICAL TO HELP KIDS WITH PEANUT ALLERGIES.

GIVING THEM PEANUTS.

IT'S CALLED ORAL IMMUNOTHERAPY.

THE CHILDREN JUST GET SMALL TRACE AMOUNTS.

AND AFTER A HALF YEAR OF THAT TREATMENT --

NINE IN TEN KIDS COULD SAFELY EAT 5 PEANUTS. Return to index of stories...


PART TIME LOVE-OC VO


A NEW DATING WEBSITE HELPS SINGLES LOOKING FOR LOVE.PART-TIME.

THE NAME OF THE NEW DATING WEB SITE SAYS IT ALL - PART TIME LOVE DOT COM.

THE FOUNDER STRESSES IT'S NOT THE PLACE TO FIND A ONE-NIGHT-STAND.

INSTEAD -- IT'S ABOUT LOW-MAINTENANCE RELATIONSHIPS --

OR PEOPLE WHO ONLY HAVE TIME TO DATE ON THE WEEKENDS.

THE WEBSITE WENT LIVE JANUARY FIRST. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO------------


"she gets up and puts her paws and gets all up and climbs all in."

ABC7 GETS UP CLOSE WITH A MOMMA BEAR AND TWO CUBS ROAMING AN EAST NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE BEARS ARE CLIMBING INTO DUMPSTERS AND SURPRISING RESIDENTS.

TONIGHT - WHAT THEY'RE ASKING WILDLIFE OFFICERS TO DO.

THEY'RE HILARIOUS.

A FUN GIFT FOR BABIES.

MUSTACHE AND BEARD PACIFIERS.

TONIGHT HOW THEY COULD TURN DEADLY FOR YOUR TOT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A BEARS IN NAPLES-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B PACIFIER RECALL-SS


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BEARS IN NAPLES FOLLOW-VO IN TCMON


ABC7'S VIDEO OF THE DAY --

A STORY ABOUT THREE BEARS,

NO GOLDILOCKS.

THESE BEARS, THOUGH, ARE CAUSING TROUBLE FOR PEOPLE IN EAST NAPLES.

OUR CAMERA CAUGHT THEM DUMPSTER DIVING!

AND WORKERS AT THE SOUTH BAY PLANTATION COMMUNITY TOLD RICK RITTER --

IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY.

AND IT'S CAUSING A MESS. Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN NAPLES FOLLOW-LLPKG


-LET ME GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT'S GOING ON OUT HERE

-RESIDENTS SAY THE GROUP OF BEARS ARE OPENING THIS DUMPSTER DOOR AND CRAWLING RIGHT INSIDE

-SOME TELL ME THEY'VE GONE TO EMPTY THEIR TRASH - AND FOUND THE ANIMALS SITTING IN HERE

-ONCE THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT - THEY'RE PULLING IT OUT - AND DRAGGING IT OVER HERE TO THE WOODS - TAKE A LOOK

-WORKERS TELL ME THIS MESS - IS AN EVERY DAY PROBLEM

CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING VIDEO -

OUR CAMERAS CAUGHT A SNEAK PEAK OF THE "MAMMA BEAR" LAST NIGHT - HIDING BEHIND A DUMPSTER LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO SNACK ON.

NOT ONE - NOT TWO - BUT THEREE - THAT'S HOW MANY BEARS RESIDENTS SAY ARE ROAMING AROUND THEIR SOUTH BAY PLANTATION COMMUNITY.

F-W-C OFFICIALS SAY BEARS ARE TYPICALLY HIBERNATING DURING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR - BUT IF THEY KNOW WHERE TO GET AN EASY MEAL - THEY'LL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AND BECOME MORE ACTIVE - SOMETHING THIS COMMUNITY HAS BEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF FOR THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

TAKE SOT

John Williams/Maintenance worker at complex

23:22:15 she'll grab this door and walk backwards like this and she gets up and puts her paws and gets all up and climbs all in it's real scary and the residents shouldn't have to deal with the bear if they possibly could - just relocate - put them out in the woods - away away from people."

RICK

-AS YOU JUST HEARD - SO MANY RESIDENTS WANT TO KNOW WHY THESE ANIMALS CAN'T BE RELOCATED

-WE WERE ON THE PHONE WITH F-W-C TODAY - WE'LL TELL YOU THEIR ANSWER TO RELOCATION AND HOW THEY PLAN TO HANDLE THIS SITUATION - COMING UP LATER TONIGHT.

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PACIFIER RECALL-OC SS OC


AN ABC7 RECALL ALERT FOR YOU.

THE COMPANY - FRED AND FRIENDS - IS RECALLING PACIFIERS BECAUSE OF CHOKING HAZARDS.

THE PACIFIERS ARE FUNNY -- MUSTACHES, BEARDS, PANIC BUTTONS --

THE DANGER IS REAL.

THE U-S CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION SAYS PARTS CAN BREAK.

IF YOUR BABY SWALLOWS IT THEY COULD CHOKE TO DEATH.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF THIS HAPPENING.

STILL IF YOU OWN ONE - STOP GIVING IT TO YOUR BABY.

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EXTRA AIRLINE FEES-OTS VO


AIRLINES HAVE BEEN CLEANING UP --

GOUGING YOU FOR EXTRA FEES.

SO TONIGHT --

A-B-C 7'S SMART SHOPPER HAS UNCOVERED SOME WAYS TO AVOID THOSE PESKY COSTS!

ONE --

KNOW YOUR BAG FEE RULES.

THEY VARY BY CARRIER.

AND SOME CHANGE DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU PAY.

TWO --

BE FLEXIBLE ON YOUR SEAT SELECTION.

SOME AIRLINES CHARGE YOU AS MUCH AS 80 DOLLARS TO CHANGE YOUR SEAT.

THREE --

BOOK ONLINE.

IT'S 10-TO-25 DOLLARS CHEAPER THAN ON THE PHONE.

AND FOUR --

AVOID CHANGING YOUR FLIGHT.

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TEASE THREE------------


NO TO THE NATS!

WHY FORT MYERS COULD STRIKE OUT ON A DEAL WITH THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS AND LEAVE THIS HUGE BALL PARK IN DOWNTOWN EMPTY.

SOTS motorists

I was in the car for 20 hours.

Fifteen, 20 HOURS"

STRANDED IN THEIR CARS.

THOUSANDS IN ATLANTA.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU NEW, EVEN MORE INCREDBILE VIDEO TONIGHT --

AS WE REVEAL WHO'S POINTING FINGERS.

"So, she took my lunch away, and said, 'go get a milk.'

STUDENTS TURNED AWAY IN THE SCHOOL LUNCH LINE.

WHY CAFETERIA WORKERS ARE DENYING CHILDREN FOOD.

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TZ3 A CITY OF PALMS PARK-VO


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TZ3 B SOUTHERN STORM AFTERMATH-SOTVO


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TZ3 C SCHOOL LUNCHES DENIED-SOTVO


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