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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 A SOCHI 2014-VO-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 B YOUTUBE CONFRONTATION EDUCATOR QUITS JOB-VOT
HL1) LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE TZ4 C FELIX BAUMGARTNER'S SPACE JUMP-VOTOPS
HL2) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL3) ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VOTOP NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
WX HL-WX WALL NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS1) LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-2-SHOT POP TS2) CHEMIST RESIGNS-VOTOPS
CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-REM LIVE TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS
CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO SOCHI 2014-TRX-2 SHOT
CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-SOT SOCHI 2014-PKG
CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-REM LIVE SOCHI 2014-OC
NAPLES ELECTION CANCELLED-VOTOPS PRISONER CAPTURED IN INDIANA-TRX-VO
LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS-OC
CHEMIST RESIGNS-trxVOTOPS YOUTUBE CONFRONTATION EDUCATOR QUITS JOB-OC-SOT-VO
CHRISTIE TO COOPERATE-VO YOUTUBE CONFRONTATION EDUCATOR QUITS JOB-SOTVO
CHRISTIE'S LOSS APPEARS TO BE CLINTON'S GAIN-TRX-O PLANE CRASHES NEXT TO YMCA-TRX-VOTOPS
THE DOW WORST DAY-TRX, VOTOPS FELIX BAUMGARTNER'S SPACE JUMP-VO
TARGET BREACH-TRX-OC CASTAWAY MAN-TRX-VOTOPS
TARGET BREACH-TC MON VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS-VO
TARGET BREACH-PKG $1.5M COUNTERFEIT NFL MERCHANDISE-VO
TARGET BREACH-TC MON MATTRESS MACK OUT 7 MILLION-VO
BAD WINTER WEATHER-TRX-OC-VO-BNR MATTRESS MACK OUT 7 MILLION-SOTVO
I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-VOTOPS-SS VERY GENEROUS TIPS-TRX-SOTVOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TZ1 A ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VOTO TZ5 A ROMANTIC COMEDIES SAVE MARRIAGES-VO-WIPE
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TZ5 B LOVE AND TECHNOLOGY-VOTOPS
ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-2 SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-PKG ROMANTIC COMEDIES SAVE MARRIAGES-2-SHOT
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT ROMANTIC COMEDIES SAVE MARRIAGES-PKG
TZ1 A PHONE SCAM-VO LOVE AND TECHNOLOGY-VO
JEOJARDY STORY-2-SHOT STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
JEOJARDY STORY-PKG CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-I FORECAST-WX WALL
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST WORST WINTER TO FLY-TRX-POP 2-SHOT
FORECAST-WXWALL WORST WINTER TO FLY-PKG
SPECIAL ELECTION-VO WORST WINTER TO FLY-OC
LT GOV SWORN IN-TRX-VOTOPS MOST DANGEROUS CITIES-VO
CAPE 2ND AMENDMENT-VO FACEBOOK ANNIVERSARY-TRX-VOTOPS
POLICE PENSION-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
CAPE BURGLARIES CONTINUE-VO TZ6 A WOODY ALLEN'S EX DEFENDS HIM-SOTVO
PHONE SCAM-OTS-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
MEGA TAX HOLIDAY FLOATS-OC-OTS HOFFMAN AUTOPSY RESULTS-VO
ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VO WOODY ALLEN'S EX DEFENDS HIM-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT WOODY ALLEN'S EX DEFENDS HIM-SOTVO
TZ2 A SUGAR MAKES YOU SICK-VO-WIPE MILEY CYRUS DOESN'T LIKE KIDS-VO
TZ2 B FDA TOBACCO CAMPAIGN KIDS-VOTOPS CHRIS BROWN STAYS IN REHAB-VO
SUGAR MAKES YOU SICK -2-SHOT-VO-SS-OC TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
NSAID's NO MISCARRIAGE-VO TS1) LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
CANCER TO INCREASE NEXT 20 YEARS-VO TS2) CHEMIST RESIGNS-VOTOPS
FDA TOBACCO CAMPAIGN KIDS-VO TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS AFTER A THREE-MONTH-OLD BABY DIED AT VISTA PALMS APARTMENTS.

POLICE NOW HAVE 2 PEOPLE IN CUSTODY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S NEXT IN THE INVESTIGATION.

CAPE CORAL'S OUSTED MAYOR. IS NOT LETTING IT GO.

HE'S POURING OVER. 1500 BALLOTS.

HE CLAIMS THERE ARE MISSING VOTES.

AND ACCUSING OFFICIALS, OF FRAUD.

COMING UP. COULD HE GET HIS OFFICE BACK?

AND A MOM WHO SAYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

HOW SHE'S GOING HANDS FREE AND PUTTING DOWN THE PHONE

THE MESSAGE SHE HAS FOR MOMS WHO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO MISS OUT. Return to index of stories...


HL1) LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE


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HL2) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO-WIPE


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HL3) ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VOTOP


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-2-SHOT POP


HAPPENING TODAY --

A BIG DEVELOPMENT IN THE BATTLE. TO BE CAPE CORAL'S MAYOR.

ABC 7'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

CLIFTON -- FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S TEAM. WANTS A LOOK, AT THE BALLOTS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-REM LIVE


THE ELECTIONS OFFICE OPENED 30 MINUTES AGO --

15-HUNDRED EARLY VOTING BALLOTS ARE ON THE TABLE TODAY -- Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO


HE CLAIMS THERE ARE MISSING VOTES.

HE ALSO BELIEVES ELECTION OFFICIALS TRIED TO RIG THE RESULTS.

THAT CASE IS GOING TO TRIAL NEXT WEEK -- ON FEBRUARY 12TH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-SOT


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CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-REM LIVE


LIVE IN DTFM, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ELECTION CANCELLED-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE CITY OF NAPLES. WON'T BE HAVING A CITY COUNCIL ELECTION.

THE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR TODAY. WON'T BE NECESSARY BECAUSE ALL THREE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR COUNCIL POSITIONS. REMAIN UNOPPOSED.

THIS AFTER CANDIDATE WYNN PHILLIPS. OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWALED. Return to index of stories...


LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO


WE'RE WAITING ON AUTOPSY RESULTS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF AN INFANT WHO SUDDENLY DIED IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE 3-MONTH-OLD BABY LIVED AT VISTA PALMS APARTMENTS NEAR ALABAMA ROAD.

DEPUTIES TELL US TWO PEOPLE WERE HELD OVERNIGHT.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE TWO ARE THE INFANT'S PARENTS.

NEIGHBORS ALSO SAY THE INFANT HAD A TWIN.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


CHEMIST RESIGNS-trxVOTOPS


AN F-D-L-E CRIME LAB SUPERVISOR. ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE. HAS RESIGNED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JOSEPH GRAVES. STOLE PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS.

AND REPLACED THEM. WITH OVER THE COUNTER PILLS, AT A CRIME LAB IN PENSACOLA.

THAT MEANS KEY EVIDENCE COULD BE THROWN OUT.

AND CONVICTIONS, OVERTURNED.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS MORE THAN 100 CASES, AFFECTED. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTIE TO COOPERATE-VO


NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE. SAYS HIS OFFICE IS COOPERATING WITH PROSECUTORS. AFTER RECEIVING A SUBPOENA.

LOOKING INTO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE TRAFFIC JAM.

CHRISTIE SAYS HE MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT TRAFFIC TIE-UPS IN FORT LEE. WHEN THEY WERE GOING ON LAST SEPTEMBER.

BUT IT DIDN'T REGISTER WITH HIM, AS A MAJOR ISSUE IF HE DID.

HE ADDS. A NEWS REPORT SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE LANES WERE REOPENED. GOT HIS ATTENTION AND HE HAD STAFFERS LOOK INTO IT.

THE REPORT TURNED UP. WITH NO SUSPCIOUS ACTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTIE'S LOSS APPEARS TO BE CLINTON'S GAIN-TRX-O


NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S POLL NUMBERS. ARE FADING WHEN IT COMES TO A POSSIBLE. 2016 MATCHUP WITH HILLARY CLINTON.

ACCORDING TO A NEW CNN/ORC INTERNATIONAL SURVEY.

CHRISTIE TRAILS CLINTON BY 16 PERCENTAGE POINTS.

CLINTON HAS 55-PERCENT.

CHRISTIE HAS 39-PERCENT.

BACK IN DECEMBER, CHRISTIE HELD A 48-TO-46 POINT EDGE. OVER THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE.

POLLSTERS SAY CHRISTIE HAS PARTICULARLY LOST GROUND, AMONG INDEPENDENTS. Return to index of stories...


THE DOW WORST DAY-TRX, VOTOPS


IT WAS A BAD DAY ON WALL STREET.

THE U-S STOCK MARKET HAD IT'S WORST DAY IN MORE THAN SEVEN MONTHS.

PLUNGING MORE THAN 320 POINTS.

THE S-AND-P 500 FELL 40 POINTS AND THE NASDAQ DROPPED 106 POINTS.

THE DOW HAD ALREADY POSTED ITS WORST JANUARY PERFORMANCE SINCE 2009.

WE WILL CHECK ON THE STOCK MARKET AS IT OPENS UP IN ABOUT 25 MINUTES Return to index of stories...


TARGET BREACH-TRX-OC


MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED. BY THAT MASSIVE DATA BREACH AT TARGET.

COULD GET SOME ANSWERS.

EXECS FOR THE COMPANY. HEAD TO CAPITOL HILL. FOR A SECOND DAY OF HEARINGS.

OUR OWN NICK CILETTI. IS STAYING ON TOP OF THE PROGRESS.

NICK.WHO DOES THIS IMPACT? Return to index of stories...


TARGET BREACH-TC MON


AND THIS ISN'T JUST TARGET CUSTOMERS WHOSE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS WERE STOLEN.

WE'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT PERSONAL INFORMATION.

THINGS LIKE PHONE NUMBERS, ADDRESSESS.

AND SADLY.TARGET IS JUST ONE ON A GROWING LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS FALLING VICTIM TO HACKERS. Return to index of stories...


TARGET BREACH-PKG


STRIVING FOR TOUGHER SECURITY.

TARGET EXECS NOW SAY THEY'LL PUT INTO PLACE THE SAFER "SMART CHIP" TECHNOLOGY IN ALL OF THEIR CREDIT CARDS SIX MONTHS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED.

MONTHS BEFORE VISA OR MASTERCARD.

"They're going to be very expensive. It's going to be five hundred dollars per checkout counter all across America. Billions of dollars it's going to cost to upgrade these systems."

THE CHIPS MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR HACKERS TO USE STOLEN CREDIT CARD NUMBERS IN STORES BUT DON'T PREVENT FRAUD ONLINE.

TODAY'S HEARING IS THE SECOND OF THREE ON CAPITOL HILL INVESTIGATING THE HOLIDAY DATA BREACHES.

AT A SENATE BANKING HEARING MONDAY. LAWMAKERS PUSHED FOR COMPANIES TO NOTIFY CUSTOMERS FASTER WHEN THEIR INFORMATION'S BEEN STOLEN.

"There are state laws that require breach notification that may apply to retailers but there is no federal breach notification law."

"So there's no breach requirements across the board."

AND THEY'RE PUSHING FOR TOUGHER PENALTIES:

Illinois 1:04-1:13

"Albert Gonzalez was convicted in 2010 of stealing 40 million credit card records. He made so much money off of this he even bought his own Italian island off it."

TARGET SAYS 40 MILLION CREDIT CARD NUMBERS WERE STOLEN FROM HIS CUSTOMERS -- PLUS PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM AS MANY AS 70 MILLION MORE. Return to index of stories...


TARGET BREACH-TC MON


MORE THAN A MILLION CUSTOMERS AT NEIMAN MARCUS WERE ALSO HIT.

THAT COMPANY'S CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER IS ALSO EXPECTED TO TESTIFY TODAY.

AND THERE'S ANOTHER MAJOR HACK TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

THIS ONE INVOLVES 14 HOTELS CHAINS.

PEOPLE WHO ATE AT RESTAURANTS AT MARRIOT.HOLIDAY INNS.SHERATONS.AND MANY OTHERS FROM MID-MARCH TO MID-DECEMBER LAST YEAR SHOULD TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THEIR STATEMENTS DURING THOSE MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


BAD WINTER WEATHER-TRX-OC-VO-BNR


IT'S A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR THE EAST COAST, WHICH IS STILL DIGGING OUT FROM WET, HEAVY SNOW.

A NEW STORM HEADING TO THE MIDWEST TODAY---

THEN THE STORM HEADS TO THE NORTHEAST TONIGHT AND EARLY TOMORROW.

IT COULD LEAVE NINE INCHES IN BOSTON.

THE NEW YORK AREA COULD GET UP TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW FOLLOWED BY RAIN, FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

19-HUNDRED FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED NATIONWIDE.

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I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-VOTOPS-SS


I-75 SOUTHBOUND. FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD. IS BACK OPEN THIS MORNING.

AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

EVENTUALLY, BEAMS WILL MAKE AN OVERPASS. TO CONNECT 1-75 WITH AIRPORT TERMINALS.

TUESDAY NIGHT. NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND WILL SHUT DOWN.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT, NORTH BOUND LANES ARE CLOSED.

ALL WORK IS SCHEDULED FROM 11 O'CLOCK TONIGHT UNTIL 5 IN THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


ONE MOTHER POSTED A PHOTO OF HER THREE KIDS.

NOW IT HAS GONE VIRAL.

NOW SHE'S TAKING A STAND AGAINST USING TECHNOLOGY.

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO MISS THE IMPORTANT MOMENTS.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHAT SHE PLANS TO DO NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VOTO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-2 SHOT


IPHONE, IPOD, IPAD. WE'RE ALL SO CONNECTED.

AND THE PICTURES ONLINE SHOW A PERFECT LIFE.

BUT IS IT?

ONE MOM SAYING WE ARE MISSING THE BIG PICTURE.

AND SHE'S STARTING A MOVEMENT.

TO GO HANDS FREE AND PUT THE PHONE DOWN.

HERE'S. WITH HOW IT'S CHANGED HER WORLD.

CLAIRE SHIPMAN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


ROCK BOTTOM MOM MOMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


A NEW SALES TAX HOLIDAY MAY BE HEADING TO FLORIDA.

IMAGINE GETTING CARS, T-VS, CLOTHES, OTHER HIGH DOLLAR ITEMS

WITH NO TAX.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN YOU CAN EXPECT THIS CHANGE.

THERE'S A NEW PHONE SCAM HITTING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT CAN AUTOMATICALLY CHARGE YOU 20 DOLLARS.

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TZ1 A PHONE SCAM-VO


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JEOJARDY STORY-2-SHOT


THE REIGNING JEOPARDY CHAMPION, ATTRACTING ATTENTION WITH HIS HIGHLY UNORTHODOX STRATEGY THAT'S DOWNRIGHT ANNOYED SOME PEOPLE.

IT ALSO HAS MANY WONDERING IF HE'S CRACKED THE JEOPARDY CODE.

ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


JEOJARDY STORY-PKG


HE CLUE: HE IS JEOPARDY'S LATEST CHAMPION QUICKLY EARNING A REPUTATION FOR

HIS UNORTHODOX METHODS:

THE ANSWER: WHO IS ARTHUR CHU.

Nats Arthur has command of the board.

THIS 30 YEAR OLD FROM OHIO IS SINGLE HANDEDLY TURNING AMERICA'S FAVORITE

QUIZ SHOW INTO A MIND GAME

Nats I can't even do the math for this.

AND HIS UNORTHODOX TECHNIQUE IS NOT ONLY RACKING UP HIS WINNINGS

Nats So, you're at $3,395

GRFX

IT'S CAUSING AN ONLINE UPROAR WITH DIE-HARD JEOPARDY FANS

CHU SAYS HIS 4 DAY WINNINGS LAST WEEK TOTALING ALMOST 103 THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS ACHIEVED IN PART

BY EMPLOYING A TACTIC CALLED THE "FORREST BOUNCE." CHU DOESN'T PLAY ONE

CATEGORY AT A TIME FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.

Arthur ChuIf you go from one category to a completely different category, it

takes a little time for people's mental gears to catch up

and if youre the one who knows what's coming next because youre picking it

and youre leaving your opponents behind a little bit it gives you that edge.

Nats Missing links, $1,000. Flower Blank Lifting.

CHU ALSO HUNTS FOR THE DAILY DOUBLE

Nats Getting nautical, $2,000. Answer -- daily double, the other one.

ON WEDNESDAY'S GAME, CHU GOT ALL THREE Nats Daily Double

WHILE HE'S NOWHERE NEAR KEN JENNINGS, WHO WON 74 STRAIGHT GAMESCHU IS ON A

ROLL.

Arthur ChuI do hope that after my 15 minutes of fame are up to get some

opportunities for my other interests.

AS FOR THOSE JEOPARDY PURISTS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PACING AND

PREDICTABILITY OF HIS STYLE OF PLAY?

THAT'S SOMETHING CHU MIGHT CALL

Nats "Arthur. What is "White noise"? Yes." Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-I


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

"Near record heat"

It was a warm start to the week with afternoon temperatures running 10° above average for this time of year. The unseasonably warm weather will remain locked in place for the next several days, with a slight cool down to follow by early next week.

Areas of fog will be a concern as we get our Tuesday morning started. Some of this fog could be thick in spots resulting in reduced visibilities. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Lee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties until 10am. Once some of the low clouds dissipate, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds during the afternoon. A southeasterly breeze will continue to pump in the humidity and the warmth as daytime highs climb into the middle 80s. In fact, a few of our inland communities are on their way to the upper 80s today. The developing west coast seabreeze will keep our beaches and coastal areas a few degrees cooler. Due to the heat and extra humidity, an isolated shower or two can't be ruled out. Any rain that develops during the day will favor areas east of I-75.

Tonight, a few patchy clouds will give way to areas of fog during the pre dawn hours. It will also be another mild and muggy night as temperatures settle into the middle to upper 60s.

A front situated to our north will slowly work its way across central Florida and stall on Wednesday. This will keep an increased chance for rain in the forecast during the afternoon and through Thursday. Daytime highs will remain warm as they return into the lower to middle 80s. Clouds will stick around through Friday before the sunshine returns for the first half of the weekend. By Sunday, we'll be tracking another front making its way down the Florida peninsula. This weather system will bring scattered showers to the area on Sunday, with another cool down in the works by early next week. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION-VO


THIS MORNING STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO. IS OFFICIALLY IN THE RACE FOR FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S OPEN SEAT.

SHE CONFIRMED THE NEWS WITH ABC-7. IN AN EMAIL.

WE'RE ALSO FINDING OUT. CHAUNCEY GOSS. WHO RAN AGAINST RADEL IN 2012.

ANNOUNCED HE WON'T TRY AGAIN.

THE SPECIAL ELECTION WILL DECIDE WHO SERVES THE REMAINDER OF RADEL'S TERM.

GOVERNOR SCOTT SET THE PRIMARY FOR APRIL 22ND.

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS JUNE 24TH. Return to index of stories...


LT GOV SWORN IN-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS IS YOUR. NEW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR!

CARLOS LOPEZ CANTERA. TOOK THE OATH ON MONDAY IN TALLAHASSEE --

FAMILY BY HIS SIDE.

LOPEZ-CANTERA WAS SERVING AS PROPERTY APPRAISER IN MIAMI-DADE --

WHEN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. ASKED HIM TO REPLACE JENNIFER CARROLL, WHO RESIGNED LAST YEAR.

HE'LL JOIN SCOTT ON THE TICKET THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE 2ND AMENDMENT-VO


THIS MORNING---A RESOLUTION RE-AFFIRMING THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS IN CAPE CORAL HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR A SECOND TIME!

LAST WEEK. THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL VOTED THAT THIS WAS ABOUT BASHING THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION. RATHER THAN DEFENDING THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

FIVE MEMBERS VOTED AGAINST IT --SAYING THEY'RE NOT AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION BUT MEASURE'S LANGUAGE.

LEE COUNTY, THE CITY OF MARCO ISLAND, COLLIER COUNTY AND 67 FLORIDA SHERIFFS SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION. Return to index of stories...


POLICE PENSION-VO


A NEW POLICE PENSION PLAN. COULD SAVE THE CITY OF FORT MYERS, MILLIONS.

CITY COUNCIL RATIFIED THE PLAN LAST NIGHT.

THE COST OF LIVING INCREASE. IS CUT IN *HALF. FOR OFFICERS, AND REDUCES OTHER RETIREMENT BENEFITS.

THE CITY WILL SAVE MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS, THE NEXT TWO YEARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BURGLARIES CONTINUE-VO


BURGLARS AREN'T BACKING OFF, IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE REPORT. FIVE MORE CARS. TARGETED THIS PAST WEEKEND.

PEOPLE ARE STILL LEAVING THEIR CARS UNLOCKED.

SO WE ASKED THE VICTIMS---WHY NOT LOCK UP?

MOST SAY THEY ASSUME THEY CAN TRUST THEIR NEIGHBORS.

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY THEY RECOGNIZE THIS IS A TREND.

SO THEY'RE DOING PREVENATIVE PATROLS IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS. Return to index of stories...


PHONE SCAM-OTS-VO


CAREFUL WHO YOU CALL BACK ON YOUR PHONE. IT COULD BE A SCAM.

THE ONE RING SCAM, WORKS LIKE THIS.

A CALL COMES IN JUST LONG ENOUGH, TO REGISTER AS MISSED.

IT'S TYPICALLY FROM THE CARIBBEAN.

WHEN YOU CALL BACK. YOU AUTOMATICALLY GET CHARGED 20 DOLLARS.

PHONE COMPANIES WILL REFUND YOU CASE BY CASE.

BOTTOMLINE - IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE NUMBER, DON'T CALL IT. Return to index of stories...


MEGA TAX HOLIDAY FLOATS-OC-OTS


A NEW SALES TAX HOLIDAY WOULD MEAN BIG SAVINGS ON BIG TICKET ITEMS!

CAN YOU IMAGINE. BUYING A CAR AND NO TAXES?

A LAWMAKER IN FLORIDA IS PROPOSING JUST THAT!

FOR 24 HOURS THE STATE WOULD SUSPEND THE SALES TAX ON EVERYTHING. CARS, T-VS, CLOTHES, OTHER HIGH DOLLAR ITEMS.

IF PASSED -- THAT SALES TAX FREE DATE WOULD BE JULY 25TH 2015.

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ONLINE PURCHASES.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO KEEP YOU POSTED. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VO


ANIMAL SERVICES. WANTS LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TO MAKE SOME CHANGES, TODAY.

HARSHER RESTRICTIONS FOR PET OWNERS.

HERE'S WHAT'S ON THE TABLE.

AN ANTI-TETHERING ORDINANCE -

AND MANDATES, SPAY AND NEUTERING.

DIRECTOR DONNA WARD SAYS. IT'LL SAVE LIVES. AND MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

SHE SAYS IN FIVE YEARS. THEY EUTHANIZED MORE THAN 40 THOUSAND ANIMALS. AT A COST OF ROUGHLY 20-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


HOW MUCH SUGAR DO YOU THINK YOU CONSUME A DAY?

IT MAY BE MORE THAN YOU THINK.

ABC-7 BREAKS IT DOWN.

AND WHAT'S MOST LIKELY TO KILL YOU.

PLUS.

MORE THAN 700 KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 18. BECOME SMOKERS EVERY DAY.

THE F-D-A IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT.

AND SAVE BILLIONS IN HEALTHCARE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SUGAR MAKES YOU SICK-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B FDA TOBACCO CAMPAIGN KIDS-VOTOPS


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SUGAR MAKES YOU SICK -2-SHOT-VO-SS-OC


THIS MORNING WE HAVE ANOTHER REASON FOR YOU TO LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF SUGAR.

EATING AND DRINKING. EXTRA SUGAR. USUALLY HIDDEN IN PROCESSED FOODS, CAN RAISE THE RISK OF DEADLY HEART PROBLEMS.

YOU SHOULDN'T EAT MORE THAN. 100 SUGAR CALORIES A DAY.

TO PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE ---

EATING A CINNAMON ROLL IN THE MORNING.

A BIG SODA AT LUNCH.

AND A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM AFTER DINNER. PUTS YOU IN THE HIGHEST RISK CATEGORY.

THAT MEANS. YOUR CHANCE OF DYING PREMATURELY FROM HEART PROBLEMS. IS NEARLY THREE TIMES HIGHER, THAN PEOPLE EATING LESS SUGAR. Return to index of stories...


NSAID's NO MISCARRIAGE-VO


THERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR WOMAN WHO WANT TO TAKE OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS!

A NEW STUDY FINDS THESE MEDS DO NOT INCREASE A WOMAN'S RISK OF MISCARRIAGE.

WOMEN ARE TYPICALLY WARNED NOT TO TAKE IBUPROFEN OR NAPROXEN DURING THE FIRST TRIMESTER---SINCE IT'S BEEN UNCLEAR IF THEY AFFECT PREGNANCY LOSS.

BUT AFTER STUDYING DATA FROM OVER 65-THOUSAND WOMEN, RESEARCHERS FOUND NO ASSOCIATION BETWEEN EXPOSURE TO THOSE DRUGS AND MISCARRIAGE RISK. Return to index of stories...


CANCER TO INCREASE NEXT 20 YEARS-VO


TODAY IS WORLD CANCER DAY -- AND THERE'S A NEW WARNING.

CANCER CASES ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE. 70 PERCENT OVER THE NEXT 20 YEARS.

NEW CANCER CASES WILL RISE FROM AN ESTIMATED 14 MILLION IN 20-12 -- TO 22 MILLION ANNUALLY.

BUT HEALTH LEADERS SAY. EVEN WEALTHIER COUNTRIES WILL STRUGGLE WITH THE COSTS.

EXPERTS WANT TO FOCUS. ON PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION. Return to index of stories...


FDA TOBACCO CAMPAIGN KIDS-VO


TODAY. THE FDA IS LAUNCHUING A TEEN SMOKING CAMPAIGN --- IN AN EFFORT TO CURB YOUTH SMOKING RATES.

THE 115-MILLION-DOLLAR. NATIONWIDE. CAMPAIGN IS CALLED "THE REAL COST."

YOU'LL SEE GRAPHIC ADS THAT FOCUS ON CONCERNS ABOUT APPEARANCE AND LOSS OF CONTROL.

THE ADS WILL RUN IN MORE THAN 200 MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR AT LEAST 12 MONTHS.

IT WILL LAUNCH FEBRUARY 11TH WITH ADS ON TV AND RADIO.

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TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THE OPENING CEREMONY JUST DAYS AWAY FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI.

BUT THERE ARE STILL CONCERNS IF THEY WILL BE READY

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THERE IS SECURITY EVERYWHERE TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS SAFE.

WE GET AN INSIDE LOOK FROM THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE.

THE FORMER TEACHER ACCUSED IN A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF CHILD SEX ABUSE HAS NOW BEEN ARRESTED.

WE'LL HAVE THE LASTEST ON THIS CASE.

WE HAVE NEW VIDEO OF THE "SPACE JUMP" IN 20-12 BY AUSTRIAN DAREDEVIL FELIX BAUMGARTNER. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A SOCHI 2014-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B YOUTUBE CONFRONTATION EDUCATOR QUITS JOB-VOT


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TZ4 C FELIX BAUMGARTNER'S SPACE JUMP-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN GOES LIVE TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

INVESTORS REALLY WANT. KIND OF NEED. THE MARKET TO BOUNCE BACK.

IT WAS A NO GOOD. BAD. ROTTEN DAY ON WALL STREET.

THE DOW PLUNGED 300 POINTS.

NASDAQ AND S&P DIDN'T DO BETTER.

THE MARKET IS WORRIES ABOUT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. AND STIMULUS CUTBACKS.

THIS MORNING.

FUTURES POINT TO MODEST GAINS. Return to index of stories...


TS1) LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


WE'RE WAITING ON AUTOPSY RESULTS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF AN INFANT WHO SUDDENLY DIED IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE 3-MONTH-OLD BABY LIVED AT VISTA PALMS APARTMENTS NEAR ALABAMA ROAD.

DEPUTIES TELL US TWO PEOPLE WERE HELD OVERNIGHT.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE TWO ARE THE INFANT'S PARENTS.

NEIGHBORS ALSO SAY THE INFANT HAD A TWIN.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CHEMIST RESIGNS-VOTOPS


AN F-D-L-E CRIME LAB SUPERVISOR. ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE. HAS RESIGNED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JOSEPH GRAVES. STOLE PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS.

AND REPLACED THEM. WITH OVER THE COUNTER PILLS, AT A CRIME LAB IN PENSACOLA.

THAT MEANS KEY EVIDENCE COULD BE THROWN OUT.

AND CONVICTIONS, OVERTURNED.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS MORE THAN 100 CASES, AFFECTED.

WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS


CAPE CORAL'S OUSTED MAYOR. IS NOT LETTING IT GO.

HE'S POURING OVER. 1500 BALLOTS.

HE CLAIMS THERE ARE MISSING VOTES.

AND ACCUSING OFFICIALS, OF FRAUD.

THIS AHEAD OF THE HIS LAWSUIT'S TRIAL NEXT WEEK.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI 2014-TRX-2 SHOT


THE OPENING CEREMONY JUST DAYS AWAY.

BUT IS SOCHI READY?

SECRUITY IS STILL A BIG CONCERN

SO HOW IS THE CHECK IN PROCESS GOING.

MATT GUTMAN SHARES HIS OWN EXPERIENCES.GETTING INTO OLYMPIC VILLAGE. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI 2014-PKG


CALL IT THE PRE-OLYMPIC SPRINT EVENT - LAST MINUTE CONSTRUCTION.

THIS MORNING, THOUSANDS OF WORKERS ACROSS THIS OLYMPIC AREA ARE FRANTICALLY

FINISHING ROADS, PLACING COBBLE STONES - SLAPPING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON

THESE GLEAMING GHOST TOWNS

MOST OF THE 25,000 OLYMPIC ROOMS ARE READY - GETTING TO THEM IS A DIFFERNET

MATTER.

THESE ROAD WORKERS TOLD US THEY'RE BUILDING A ROAD OLYMPIC HOTELS WITH

ORDES TO FINISH IT AT BREAKNECK SPEED

Mg: this man says they've had no break, - working 24 hours, no breaks to

finish this road

MG: earlier they said this was just dirt - now they

think they can finish a mile in two hours!

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN'S SO CALLED RING OF STEEL IS SEALED TIGHT -

Mg on gopro cam driving - everywhere you look -security

TROOPS HERE LINE THE ROADS - EVEN POSTED UNSEEN ABOVE THE ALPINE RESPORTS

IN FACT SOCHI SECURITY IS SO THICK IT IS ESTIMATED THERE ARE 24 COPS OR

TROOPS FOR EACH ATHLETE

ITS ONE REASON THE ATHLETES SEEM UNCONCERNED

00:28:07:18 Honestly, I think we wouldn't be

here if there was this big of an issue. We feel safe. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI 2014-OC


PERHAPS MORE DAUNTING TO ATHLETES - THE NEW SNOWBOARDING COURSE THIS MORNING

THE US TEAMS MOST RECOGNIZABLE ATHLETE, SHAUN WHITE BECAME THE SECOND MEDAL

FAVORITE TO GET HURT ON THE COURSE IN TWO DAYS - QUOTE TWEAKING HIS WRIST Return to index of stories...


PRISONER CAPTURED IN INDIANA-TRX-VO


THE INVESTIGATION BEGINS TODAY. TO FIGURE OUT HOW AN ESCAPED MURDERER. BROKE OUT OF A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON.

MICHAEL ELLIOT TOOK OFF THIS WEEKEND IN MICHIGAN. WHERE HE WAS SERVING *FIVE LIFE SENTENCES FOR MURDER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GOT AWAY BY CARJACKING A WOMAN.

SHE ESCAPED IN INDIANA.

AND THAT'S WHERE THEY CAUGHT HIM, MONDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS-OC


OVERTURNED.

A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE. FALSELY CONVICTED IN THE U.S.. WERE EXONERATED IN 2013.

87 PEOPLE WERE CLEARED LAST YEAR, AND IT CREDITS A NATIONWIDE PUSH. BY PROSECUTORS TO EXAMINE QUESTIONABLE VERDICTS.

TEXAS HAD THE MOST EXONERATIONS. WITH 13. Return to index of stories...


YOUTUBE CONFRONTATION EDUCATOR QUITS JOB-OC-SOT-VO


A FORMER TEACHER ACCUSED IN A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF CHILD SEX ABUSE HAS NOW BEEN ARRESTED.

"You should be so ashamed and so disgusted with yourself."

"I am. I am."

THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO MADE BY THE VICTIM JAIME HAS GONE VIRAL WITH NEARLY A MILLION HITS.

ANDREA MICHELLE CARDOSA RESIGNED, TWO WEEKS AGO, FROM HER JOB AS A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

IN THE YOUTUBE VIDEO. CARDOSA CLAIMS RESPONSIBILTY. Return to index of stories...


YOUTUBE CONFRONTATION EDUCATOR QUITS JOB-SOTVO


"I was only 12 years old when I met you. Do you realize that you brainwashed me and you manipulated me and that what you did was wrong?"

"Yes, and I regret it."

JAMIE SAYS THE ABUSE HAPPENED "OFF AND ON" FOR SIX YEARS, STARTING WHEN SHE WAS 12.

AS AN ADULT, SHE SAYS SHE THOUGHT ABOUT GOING TO THE POLICE, BUT SHE THOUGHT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAD RUN OUT.

CARDOSA IS NOW HELD ON 5 MILLION DOLLARS BAIL. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASHES NEXT TO YMCA-TRX-VOTOPS


THE N-T-S-B IS INVESTIGATING A PLANE CRASH. WITH NO SURVIVORS.

NEXT TO A Y-M-C-A MONDAY. ABOUT TEN MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO LAND.

ABOUT 300 PEOPLE WERE INSIDE THE YMCA.

THE F-A-A SAYS ACCORDING TO THE FLIGHT PLAN, FOUR PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD THE PLANE.THAT TOOK OFF FROM GREAT BEND, KANSAS.

NO ONE ON THE GROUND WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


FELIX BAUMGARTNER'S SPACE JUMP-VO


WHO COULD FORGET THE INCREDIBLE STRATOSPHERE JUMP IN 20-12 BY DAREDEVIL FELIX BAUMGARTNER.

NOW, MORE THAN A YEAR LATER-- GO-PRO JUST RELEASED THIS NEW VIDEO FROM BAUMGARTNER'S PERSPECTIVE, AS PART OF AN AD.

THIS IS WHAT HE SAW AFTER MAKING THE BREATHTAKING LEAP FROM A HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOON. A WORLD RECORD JUMP.

AND GET THIS, SOME OF HIS JOURNEY WAS EDITED OUT.

THERE WAS SO MUCH SPINNING, GO-PRO DIDN'T WANT PEOPLE WATCHING TO GET TOO DIZZY. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAY MAN-TRX-VOTOPS


A MAN WHO WASHED ASHORE ON THE MARSHALL ISLANDS. WAS ADRIFT IN THE OCEAN, FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

JOSE ALVARENGA. SAYS HE LEFT MEXICO ON A FISHING TRIP.

BUT HIS BOAT ENGINE DIED. AND DRIFTED ABOUT SIX THOUSAND MILES.

HIS COMPANION STARVED TO DEATH, AFTER FOUR MONTHS.

HE SURVIVED ON RAW FISH, BIRDS, TURTLES, RAINWATER AND HIS OWN URINE.

RIGHT NOW. NOT FULLY COHERENT.

BUT RELATIVES RECOGNIZE HIM AND BUY HIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


VEHICLE COMMUNICATIONS-VO


THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNOLOGY. THAT WOULD SOON BE INSTALLED IN YOUR CAR.

VEHICLE TO VEHICLE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY.

IT USES A TRANSPONDER.TO CONTINUALLY TRANSMIT A VEHICLES' POSITION.SPEED AND OTHER INFORMATION IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

THIS COULD HELP ALERT A DRIVER ABOUT A POSSBILE CRASH.

THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY IS ON TRACK TO BECOME A REALITY BEFORE PRESIDENT OBAMA LEAVES OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


$1.5M COUNTERFEIT NFL MERCHANDISE-VO


MORE FAKE N-F-L JERSEYS. AND SOUVENIRS. WERE FOUND THIS WEEK IN KENTUCKY.

IT'S PART OF MORE THAN 21-MILLION-DOLLARS WORTH OF COUNTERFEIT ITEMS DISCOVERED. LEADING UP TO THE SUPER BOWL.

THIS LATEST STING. BEGAN IN JUNE. AND TARGETED SHIPMENTS COMING INTO THE U-S FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.

THE ITEMS INCLUDED PHONY JERSEYS, HATS, JACKETS AND T-SHIRTS. Return to index of stories...


MATTRESS MACK OUT 7 MILLION-VO


BUSINESSES BET BIG THIS SUPER BOWL.

OFFERING PROMOTIONS AND THEN LOSING.

NOW A FURNITURE STORE OWNER IS OUT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.

HOUSTON STORE OWNER, "MATTRESS MACK" TOLD HIS CUSTOMERS HE WOULD REFUND ANYONE WHO SPENT AT LEAST SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE PURCHASE HAD TO HAPPEN TWO WEEKS BEFORE SUNDAY NIGHT'S GAME AND IT WAS ONLY IF THE SEAHAWKS WON.

WELL. THEY DID.

AND HUNDREDS OF CUSTOMERS WHO ALSO BET BIG IN HIS STORE ARE GETTING REFUNDS. Return to index of stories...


MATTRESS MACK OUT 7 MILLION-SOTVO


"as far as financially.continue to grow."

HE SAYS HIS ACCOUNTANT TOLD HIM THE PROMOTION WAS CRAZY.

AS YOU HEARD - MATTRESS MACK SAYS IT'S ALL ABOUT CUSTOMER SATISFACTION. Return to index of stories...


VERY GENEROUS TIPS-TRX-SOTVOTOPS


we are all still kind of shaken up about it

THREE ILLINOIS WAITRESSES GOT THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME. WHEN A CUSTOMER LEFT MORE THAN JUST AN EMPTY PLATE.

HOW ABOUT A 15-THOUSAND DOLLAR TIP!

5-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EACH WAITRESS.

AND GET THIS.THEY WEREN'T EVEN WAITING ON HER.

THE CUSTOMER OVERHEARD THE YOUNG WOMEN TALKING. ABOUT THEIR DREAMS AND FINANCIAL BURDENS.

SHE DECIDED TO LEAVE THEM A GENEROUS TIP. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


THIS IS A BIG TALKER THIS MORNING. COULD A ROMANTIC COMEDY SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE?

A NEW STUDY MAY PROVE JUST THAT!

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW MANY ROMANTIC COMEDIES COULD HELP FROM HEADING TO DIVORCE COURT.

PLUS WE'LL SHOW HOW. USING, SHARING AND STORING PICTURES. WHEN YOU'RE IN A RELATIONSHIP CAN HURT IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A ROMANTIC COMEDIES SAVE MARRIAGES-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B LOVE AND TECHNOLOGY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


ROMANTIC COMEDIES SAVE MARRIAGES-2-SHOT


CAN ROMANTIC COMEDIES SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE?

A NEW STUDY FINDS. WATCHING MOVIES ABOUT LOVE. CAN HELP CUT DIVORCE RATES.

NICK WATTS EXPLAINS HOW A SAPPY FLICK. IS CUTING THE THREE-YEAR DIVORCE RATE FOR NEWLYWEDS IN HALF. Return to index of stories...


ROMANTIC COMEDIES SAVE MARRIAGES-PKG


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LOVE AND TECHNOLOGY-VO


LOVE AND THE INTERNET. ARE GOING HAND IN HAND.

MORE PEOPLE SEND SEXY PICS. OR VIDEOS. ON THE PHONE.

NEARLY A THIRD ARE NOT SECURING THEM.

AND SOME, SHARE THEIR PASSWORDS.

SO THOSE TEXTS, PICTURES, EVEN, VIDEOS. ALL YOUR INTIMATE INFORMATION. COULD GET OUT FOR ALL THE ONLINE WORLD TO SEE.

SO REMEMBER USE A PASSWORD AND DON'T SHARE IT. Return to index of stories...


STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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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.

"Near record heat"

It was a warm start to the week with afternoon temperatures running 10° above average for this time of year. The unseasonably warm weather will remain locked in place for the next several days, with a slight cool down to follow by early next week.

Areas of fog will be a concern as we get our Tuesday morning started. Some of this fog could be thick in spots resulting in reduced visibilities. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Lee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties until 10am. Once some of the low clouds dissipate, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds during the afternoon. A southeasterly breeze will continue to pump in the humidity and the warmth as daytime highs climb into the middle 80s. In fact, a few of our inland communities are on their way to the upper 80s today. The developing west coast seabreeze will keep our beaches and coastal areas a few degrees cooler. Due to the heat and extra humidity, an isolated shower or two can't be ruled out. Any rain that develops during the day will favor areas east of I-75.

Tonight, a few patchy clouds will give way to areas of fog during the pre dawn hours. It will also be another mild and muggy night as temperatures settle into the middle to upper 60s.

A front situated to our north will slowly work its way across central Florida and stall on Wednesday. This will keep an increased chance for rain in the forecast during the afternoon and through Thursday. Daytime highs will remain warm as they return into the lower to middle 80s. Clouds will stick around through Friday before the sunshine returns for the first half of the weekend. By Sunday, we'll be tracking another front making its way down the Florida peninsula. This weather system will bring scattered showers to the area on Sunday, with another cool down in the works by early next week. Return to index of stories...


WORST WINTER TO FLY-TRX-POP 2-SHOT


IT'S BEEN A BRUISING WINTER FOR TRAVELERS.

THE SEASON ISN'T EVEN OVER YET -

AND FLYING HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE!

RENE MARSH EXPLAINS THIS CHAOS. Return to index of stories...


WORST WINTER TO FLY-PKG


YET ANOTHER WINTER STORM ONCE AGAIN PROVING. WHEN SNOW FALLS. PLANES STOP FLYING.

"We found out we were canceled to six am in the morning"

IN FACT LAST MONTH WAS THE WORST JANUARY FOR FLIGHT CANCELATIONS IN YEARS.

ACCORDING TO FLIGHT TRACKING SITE FLIGHTAWARE. A STAGGERING FORTY THOUSAND U.S. FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED IN JANUARY. THAT'S FOUR TIMES MORE THAN THE PAST TWO YEARS.

NASTY WEATHER IS PARTLY TO BLAME -

LIKE THIS STORM THAT BURIED NEW YORK'S J-F-K

They said it gonna be a couple of days before the next flight to Toronto so I just booked myself a bus ticket.

AND THE ONE THAT FROZE CHICAGO'S O'HARE. GROUNDING PLANES AND FREEZING FUEL PUMPS.

"Last time I saw my luggage was in Chicago when we rechecked it. It was three days ago, it was four day, four days ago."

MORE AIRLINES ARE NOW PRE CANCELING FLIGHTS. TO AVOID FLYING IN BAD WEATHER--THAT WOULD RISK PLANES AND PASSENGERS GETTING STUCK OR SNOWED IN.

FEDERAL RULES ALSO CAUSE CANCELLATIONS.

AIRLINES DON'T WANT TO RISK PASSENGERS WAITING TOO LONG ON THE TARMAC.THAT COULD NET FINES OF MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS. SOME ANALYSTS ALSO BLAME THE NEW RULE REQUIRING PILOTS GET MORE REST BETWEEN SHIFTS.

Everyone is in favor of more safety and certainly passengers want their crew to be rested, but there is no question when a pilot can work fewer hours in a week, and can work fewer hours in a day between flights there are going to be more delays and cancellations. Return to index of stories...


WORST WINTER TO FLY-OC


RENE MARSH WITH THAT REPORT.

THE POLAR VORTEX LAST MONTH. DID MORE THAN CAUSE TRAVEL HEADACHES.

IT COST FLYERS $2.5 -BILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


MOST DANGEROUS CITIES-VO


NEW DATA IS OUT ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S MOST DANGEROUS CITIES AND THERE ARE SOME FAMILIAR FACES ON THE LIST.

THE F-B-I USES A COMPILATION OF THE CRIME STATISTICS AND THESE ARE THE WORST OFFENDERS---

CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY TOPS THE LIST OF THE HIGHEST CRIME RATE IN THE NATION.

SECOND -- FLINT, MICHIGAN.

NEXT -- DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

IT RECORDED AS MANY HOMICIDES LAST YEAR AS NEW YORK CITY -- WHICH HAS ABOUT 12 TIMES THE POPULATION.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA AND ST LOUIS, MISSOURI ROUND OUT THE TOP FIVE. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK ANNIVERSARY-TRX-VOTOPS


FACEBOOK IS CELEBRATING TEN YEARS. SINCE GOING LIVE. FROM A HARVARD DORM.

IT NOW CONNECTS. MORE THAN A BILLION USERS WORLDWIDE.

STOCKS JUMPED TO A RECORD, OF $62 PER SHARE LAST WEEK.

THE COMPANY IS FACING THE CHALLENGE OF A WANING TEEN AUDIENCE--

AND TAKING STEPS TO BUY INSTAGRAM. FOR ONE BILLION DOLLARS. TO HANG ON TO ITS YOUNGER USERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


EVERYONE IS STILL STUNNED. OVER PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S DEATH.

TODAY NEW DETAILS. IN WHAT COULD HAVE LEAD UP TO HIS DEATH.

PLUS.

It was a wonderful relationship. I was really in love with him, and he taught me all kinds of things.

WOODY ALLEN'S ADOPTED DAUGHTER. DYLAN FARROW. SAYS SHE WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED.

BUT NOW HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND DEFENDS HIM.

MORE ON HER RELATIONSHIP WITH WOODY ALLEN. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A WOODY ALLEN'S EX DEFENDS HIM-SOTVO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


AND HERE'S A FINAL CHECK OF THE MARKETS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


HOFFMAN AUTOPSY RESULTS-VO


THE INVESTIGATION INTO. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S DEATH. IS FAR FROM OVER THIS MORNING.

WE HAVE NEW DETAILS.

THE OFFICIAL AUTOPSY. IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED TODAY.

HE WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT SUNDAY, WITH A NEEDLE IN HIS ARM.

POLICE SUSPECT HE DIED OF AN OVERDOSE.

AND HAD ABOUT 60 BAGS OF HEROIN.

INVESTIGATORS NOW THINK. IT COULD BE LINKED TO A POTENT BLEND OF HEROIN AND SYNTHETIC MORPHINE. Return to index of stories...


WOODY ALLEN'S EX DEFENDS HIM-VO


DYLAN FARROW, THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER OF WOODY ALLEN AND MIA FARROW, STATES ALLEN SEXUALLY ABUSED HER WHEN SHE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD.

SHE WROTE AN OPEN LETTER. PUBLISHED IN A NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE BLOG.

A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE ICONIC FILMMAKER SAID THE ARTICLE WAS "UNTRUE AND DISGRACEFUL."

ON MONDAY, ONE OF ALLEN'S FORMER GIRLFRIENDS SPOKE TO C-N-N'S PIERS MORGAN AND CAME TO HIS DEFENSE.

STACY NELKIN SAYS SHE AND ALLEN DATED IN 1977 -- WHEN SHE WAS 17 AND HE WAS 42. Return to index of stories...


WOODY ALLEN'S EX DEFENDS HIM-SOTVO


I think these accusations are absolutely abombinable and not true. And it saddens me to see him have to go through this again 20 years later.

DYLAN SAYS SHE FELT COMPELLED TO SPEAK UP FOR HERSELF AND SUPPORT

OTHER VICTIMS--- AFTER WATCHING HOLLYWOOD HONOR ALLEN WITH THE LIFETIME

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES. Return to index of stories...


MILEY CYRUS DOESN'T LIKE KIDS-VO


THE LATEST MILEY CYRUS INTERVIEW. MAY HAVE MORE PEOPLE SHAKING THEIR HEADS AGAIN.

THIS MONTH'S COVER OF "W" MAGAZINE. FEATURES A PICTURE OF THE FORMER DISNEY STAR. WEARING ONLY A BEDSHEET.

CYRUS SAYS SHE DOESN'T "LOVE" KIDS.

SHE ADMITS, SHE'S NOT A FAN OF KIDS WITH ATTITUDES

THE STAR CLAIMS ALL OF HER EARLY YEARS. SPENT AROUND TOO MANY KIDS. HAS DEFINITELY TAKEN A TOLL ON HER. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS BROWN STAYS IN REHAB-VO


CHRIS BROWN WILL STAY IN REHAB DESPITE A PROSECUTOR'S REQUEST HE BE THROWN IN JAIL.

BROWN HAS BEEN ON PROBATION SINCE PLEADING GUILTY TO ASSAULTING GIRLFRIEND RIHANNA FIVE YEARS AGO.

THE SINGER HAS BEEN IN A REHAB PROGRAM FOR ANGER ISSUES AND DRUG ABUSE SINCE NOVEMBER.

THE JUDGE SAYS A NEW REPORT FROM HIS PROBATION OFFICER SAYS BROWN IS DOING WELL IN THE PROGRAM AND MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN REHAB.

BROWN IS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE THE REHAB PROGRAM ON FEBRUARY 19TH. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) LCSO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


WE'RE WAITING ON AUTOPSY RESULTS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF AN INFANT WHO SUDDENLY DIED IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE 3-MONTH-OLD BABY LIVED AT VISTA PALMS APARTMENTS.

POLICE NOW HAVE 2 PEOPLE IN CUSTODY.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE TWO ARE THE INFANT'S PARENTS.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CHEMIST RESIGNS-VOTOPS


AN F-D-L-E CRIME LAB SUPERVISOR. ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE. HAS RESIGNED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JOSEPH GRAVES. STOLE PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS.

AND REPLACED THEM. WITH OVER THE COUNTER PILLS, AT A CRIME LAB IN PENSACOLA.

THAT MEANS KEY EVIDENCE COULD BE THROWN OUT.

AND CONVICTIONS, OVERTURNED.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS MORE THAN 100 CASES, AFFECTED.

WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS


CAPE CORAL'S OUSTED MAYOR. IS NOT LETTING IT GO.

HE'S POURING OVER. 1500 BALLOTS.

HE CLAIMS THERE ARE MISSING VOTES.

AND ACCUSING OFFICIALS, OF FRAUD.

THIS AHEAD OF THE HIS LAWSUIT'S TRIAL NEXT WEEK.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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