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HL1) EMACIATED DOGS-trx SOTVO TZ1 B CVS QUITS FOR GOOD-VOTOPS
HL2) SCHOOL BUS CRASH-trxVOTOPS STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
HL3) CVS QUITS-trxVOTOPS FORECAST-PHC
HL4) SHAME APP-trxNATSVO FORECAST-WXWALL
DEVELOPING-CLIP LOVE YOUR HEART-TCMON VO WIPE
EMACIATED DOGS-VO IN TCMON LOVE YOUR HEART-SOTVO
EMACIATED DOGS-LLPKG MEDITERRANEAN DIET-TCMON VO
HOMELESS CAMP-OC VO SHAME APP-NATVO WIPE
LEHIGH ACRES HOMICIDE-BNC SS WIPE SHAME APP-SOTVO
LEHIGH ACRES HOMICIDE-LLPKG CVS QUITS FOR GOOD-OC VO WIPE
BREAKING CVS QUITS FOR GOOD-SOTVO
SOCHI TOOTHPASTE-OTS BAD PARK JOB-VO TOPS
SUSPICIOUS PKG-VO TOPS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
CRIME LAB TECH RELEASED-OC SS VO TEASE TWO------------
DEADLY HOUSE FIRE-OTS VO TZ2 A CRUISE SHIP DROWNING-VOTOPS-WIPE
MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING BOND-OC VO TZ2 B SMART STANDUP-SOT
LOUD MUSIC KILLING FEES-POP VO VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS-TCMON
SCHOOL BUS CRASH-OC VO VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS-PKG
CAPE CORAL MAYORAL LAWSUIT-POP VO VIRUS WARNING-OC VO
CANNABIS COLLEGE-OTS VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
75 CLOSURE UPDATE-CLIP SSTOPS TEASE THREE------------
KIDS DON'T FLOAT-OC VO TZ3 A SOCHI READY FOR OLYMPICS-SOTVO
HAPPY VIDEO-NATVO TZ3 B DMX ZIMMERMAN-VO
HAPPY VIDEO-SOTVO 2SHOT TZ3 C CAPE OVERGROWN GOLF COURSE-SOTVO
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HEADLINES-------------


It should be considered similar to child abuse

NEW AT 5-

DOGS ABANDONED OVERNIGHT IN LEE COUNTY.

THEY DESPARATELY NEED MEDICAL CARE.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM --

AND THE REWARD FOR THE PERSON WHO DID THIS.

A SCHOOL BUS CRASHED IN NAPLES--

SIX STUDENTS ARE HURT--

NOW AT 5--

ABC 7 FINDS OUT WHY TROOPERS SAY THE BUS DRIVER CAUSED THE CRASH.

SAYING NO TO TOBACCO.

A MAJOR RETAILER ADMITS THEY'LL LOSE BILLIONS.

NOW AT 5--

WHY THEY STILL DECIDED TO NO LONGER SELL CIGARETTES.

THEN THIS--

smile meatbag

HAVING TROUBLE LOSING WEIGHT--

THE NEW APP TO SHAME YOU INTO DROPPING THOSE EXTRA POUNDS.

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DEVELOPING-CLIP


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EMACIATED DOGS-VO IN TCMON


TOPPING OUR NEWS --

UNDERWEIGHT, UNDER FED, AND LEFT FOR DEAD.

INVESTIGATORS WANT TO FIND THE PERSON WHO ABANDONED TWO VERY SICK PITBULLS --

IN FRONT OF LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES OVERNIGHT.

AND JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM --

THERE'S NOW A HUGE REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DISTURBING CASE.

OUR JOE ROETZ HAS OUR BIG STORY AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


EMACIATED DOGS-LLPKG


-A vet will have to keep an eye on both out bulls through the next few

days to make sure they can be saved

- you can see why. And now animal control wants to know who did this.

Take pkg

Eyes that will melt your heart.

Cast away early this morning at lee county animal services.

Just after four o'clock this morning - agency officials say the man in

this video dropped off two put bulls at the front door and took off-

Take sot

9 seconds

Ria brown

They need to come here while we are open and get help. Not abandon a

dog where it can't be found. Whether it's here or in a park.

Take a close look.

They say the black male is about 5 foot ten inches, with an Atlanta braves cap.

Animal services is looking to press charges because of the conditions

of the dogs.

25 pounds underweight, riddled with heartworms, scabs and open sores.

This one- nicknamed Harold- can't even stand on its own.

And another dubbed heather- is likely pregnant.

Take sot

Ria brown

9 seconds

I don't understand why someone had an animal that got Into this

condition and then dumps it. Why you wouldn't seek help before now:

Take live

- after we broke this story today at noon- an anonymous donor came

forward offering 5000 dollars to try and catch the person in the video

- they could face a fine and prison time.

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HOMELESS CAMP-OC VO


A GROUP OF HOMELESS HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE.

FORT MYERS OFFICERS TELL US SOME OF THEM ARE SEX OFFENDERS.

THEY FOUND ALL SIX LIVING IN A CAMP NEAR VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD AND CANAL STREET.

THAT'S PRIVATE PROPERTY.

THE OWNER ASKED OFFICERS TO GET RID OF THEM.

OFFICERS CITED THEM WITH TREPASSING.

TONIGHT THE LEE COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION IS TRYING TO HELP THESE PEOPLE FIND SHELTER. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES HOMICIDE-BNC SS WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS WANT ANSWERS --

AFTER A MAN'S BODY WAS FOUND NEAR A LEHIGH ACRES CANAL.

A-B-C 7 SPENT THE AFTERNOON AT THE SCENE --

WHICH IS BEHIND SEVERAL BUSY BUSINESSES ALONG LEE BOULEVARD.

ABC-7'S CHRISTINA LUSBY GOES IN-DEPTH FOR US AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES HOMICIDE-LLPKG


CRIME SCENE IS WRAPPING UP--

WE JUST WATCHED AS THE BODY WAS TAKEN AWAY A SHORT TIME AGO.

THE MAN HAS STILL NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED.

OUR CAMERA SHOTS REVEALED THE BODY -- INSIDE THIS TENT.

INVESTIGATORS PUT UP AND EXAMINED THE SCENE THROUGH CLOSED DOORS.

DEPUTIES SAY THERE WERE INJURIES TO THE BODY BUT WILL NOT SAY WHAT TYPE OR THE EXTENT OF THE INJURY.

THERE WAS ALSO A BLUE TARP--PLACED INTO A CRIME SCENE VAN--

WE BELIEVE ITS EVIDENCE BEING REMOVED FROM THE SCENE--

**NOT A BODY

THERE IS ALSO A BIKE ON SCENE--DEPUTIES WERE EXAMINING.

WE SPOKE WITH NEIGHBORS WHO SAY HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVE NEARBY THE CANAL.

Richard Pisano

Lives Nearby

2:14 i heard the guy had a bicycle so i wanted to come over and see what kind of bicycle and if i knew it but i don't 2:20

3:13 they just said there was a homicide and one person is dead 3:18

RIGHT NOW INVESTIGATORS NOR DEPUTIES WILL CONFIRM IF THIS IS A HOMICIDE --

ONLY CALLING IT A DEATH INVESTIGATION SO FAR.

DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THE AREA AFTER RECEIVING A CALL FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

THEY SAY THEY FOUND THE BODY 15 MINUTES LATER.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY BELIEVE THE COMMUNITY IS NOT AT RISK.

THERE WILL BE AN AUTOPSY TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT YET IDENTIFIED THE MAN.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES CHRISTINA LUSBY ABC7.

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SOCHI TOOTHPASTE-OTS


THIS JUST IN -

THE U-S ADVISING AIRLINES WITH DIRECT FLIGHTS TO RUSSIA TO BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS COULD BE CONCEALED IN TOOTHPASTE OR COSMETIC TUBES.

THE SOURCE EMPHASIZED THERE WAS NO KNOWN THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE NOTICE TO AIRLINES IS BASED ON NEW INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION AHEAD OF THE START OF THE OLYMPICS IN SOCHI THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS PKG-VO TOPS


TONIGHT AT FIVE -

ABC7 CAN TELL YOU WHAT THE BOMB SQUAD FOUND IN A PACKAGE.

A PAIR OF SHOES.

IT SHUTDOWN A ROAD IN NAPLES.

SOMEONE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FOUND THE BOX INSIDE OF THEIR GARBAGE CAN THIS MORNING.

THE REGIONAL BOMB SQUAD SHOWED UP AND BLOCKED DRIVERS ON 40TH STREET NORTHEAST NEAR 66TH AVENUE.

THAT AREA IS RE-OPEN tonight. Return to index of stories...


CRIME LAB TECH RELEASED-OC SS VO


THE FLORIDA CRIME LAB TECHNICIAN CHARGED WITH STEALING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM CRIMINAL CASES HE HANDLED IS OUT OF JAIL TONIGHT.

JOSEPH GRAVES POSTED 2-HUNDRED-AND-90-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN BOND.

AGENTS ARRESTED HIM YESTERDAY AFTER HE RESIGNED FROM THE PENSCOLA LAB ON MONDAY.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS HUNDREDS OF CONVICTED CRIMINALS COULD GO FREE.

THAT INCLUDES MORE THAN 100 FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY HOUSE FIRE-OTS VO


LEE COUNTY FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE HUNTING FOR CLUES RIGHT NOW --

IN WHAT SPARKED A FIRE AT AN ABANDONED BUILDING.

IT KILLED ONE PERSON OVERNIGHT.

THE FIRE BURNED ON LAUREL DRIVE AND TAMIAMAI TRAIL IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT KILLED A HOMELESS PERSON OR A SQUATTER --

SOMEONE LOOKING FOR SHELTER INSIDE THIS BUILDING.

L-C-S-O AND THE NORTH FORT MYERS FIRE DEPARTMENT ARE STILL WORKING TO IDENTIFY WHO THAT PERSON WAS. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING BOND-OC VO


A BOND HEARING FOR THE FORMER FLORIDA OFFICER CHARGED WITH MURDERING A FATHER IN A TAMPA AREA MOVIE THEATER HAPPENED TODAY.

CURTIS REEVES IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF CHAD OULSON.

HIS ATTORNEYS ARGUE SURVEILLANE CAMERAS ONLY CAPTURED PART OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.

THE STATE ASKED THE JUDGE TO HOLD HIM WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC KILLING FEES-POP VO


THE COST OF JUSTICE JUST WENT UP IN JACKSONVILLE.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WANTS TO CHARGE MORE THAN 6-THOUSAND DOLLARS --

FOR THE RELEASE OF JAILHOUSE CALLS.

THEY'RE FROM THE MURDER TRIAL -- INVOLVING A MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A TEENAGER FOR PLAYING HIS MUSIC TOO LOUDLY.

AN APPELLATE COURT RULED THE RECORDINGS HAVE TO BE RELEASED.

THEY'RE PUBLIC RECORD.

BUT JOURNALISTS ARE SAYING THE COST IS EXORBITANT.

AGAIN -- SIX GRAND.

JURY SELECTION HAS STARTED IN MICHAEL DUNN'S TRIAL.

HE SAYS HE SHOT THE 17-YEAR-OLD IN SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS CRASH-OC VO


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TROOPERS SAY A NAPLES SCHOOL BUS DRIVER CAUSED A CRASH THAT SENT SIX STUDENTS TO THE HOSPITAL

IN HAPPENED AROUND NINE THIS MORNING-OFF RADIO ROAD IN EAST NAPLES.

TROOPERS TELL ABC7 THE BUS DRIVER DIDN'T SEE STOPPED TRAFFIC,

HE CRASHED INTO A CAR AND IT CAUSED A CHAIN REACTION INVOLVING OTHER CARS.

PARAMEDICS TOOK BOTH THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER IN A WHITE AUDI TO THE HOSPITAL

THEY TREATED ALL SIX STUDNETS FOR MINOR INJURIES.

TROOPERS CITED THE BUS DRIVER WITH CARELESS DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL LAWSUIT-POP VO


FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S CAMP --

IS STILL TALLYING THE VOTES TONIGHT.

SULLIVAN IS SUING CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI, THE CANVASSING BOARD AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE --

FOR A RECOUNT.

BUT HE ADMITTED TO ABC-7 TODAY --

THE COUNT SEEMS TO BE IN LINE WITH THE ELECTION RESULTS SO FAR.

BUT THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR IRREGULARITIES.

THIS REVIEW WILL BE USED AS EVIDENCE FOR THE TRIAL THAT STARTS NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CANNABIS COLLEGE-OTS VO


A CANNABIS UNIVERSITY IS OPENING IN TAMPA.

IT'S A SCHOOL DEDICATED TO EDUCATING ITS STUDENTS ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

A GROUP OF 25 PEOPLE LISTENED TO A PROFESSOR OF CANNABIS DISCUSS WHAT ORGANIZERS CALL THE NEXT FRONTIER IN MEDICINE.

THIS CLASS WAS IN A HOTEL CONFERENCE ROOM- BUT THE NEW SCHOOL IS SLATED TO OPEN IN AN OLD CIGAR FACTORY.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA WILL BE ON BALLOT IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


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LOOKING AHEAD --

JUST THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF I-75 WILL SHUT DOWN AGAIN TONIGHT.

CREWS WILL CLOSE THEM FROM FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD --

SO THEY CAN WORK ON THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT.

USE TREELINE INSTEAD.

THEY'LL JUST SHUT FROM 11 AT NIGHT UNTIL FIVE IN THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


KIDS DON'T FLOAT-OC VO


DROWNING IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF CHILDREN AS OLD AS FOUR YEARS OLD IN COLLIER COUNTY.

TODAY MORE THAN FIFTY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AGENCIES JOINED TOGETHER TO SAVE LIVES.

THE INITIATIVE IS CALLED "KIDS DON'T FLOAT, LIFE JACKETS DO"

SUGDEN IS ONE OF FIVE COLLIER BEACHES TO GET LOANER LIFE JACKET STATIONS.

EACH WILL HAVE 20 JACKETS.

FAMILIES CAN USE THEM AND THEN RETURN THEM.

THE NCH SAFE AND HEALTHY CHILDREN'S COALITION HOPES TO ONE DAY HAVE LOANER LIFE JACKET STATIONS AT EVERY BEACH ACCESS POINT IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY VIDEO-NATVO


NATS OF "HAPPY"

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS BREAKING THE MOLD TONIGHT.

THEY DUMPED SCHOOL STEROTYPES --

AND DECIDED TO DANCE INSTEAD.

CHECK OUT THIS MUSIC VIDEO.

THE DISTRICT RELEASED IT THIS WEEK.

STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ARE DANCING TO PHARRELL WILLIAMS' SONG "HAPPY."

THE VIDEO IS PART OF THE DISTRICT'S PUSH TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED BY REACHING A BROADER AUDIENCE.

STUDENTS GOT ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY VIDEO-SOTVO 2SHOT


18:01:15 I just hope they see the school district as a fun-loving environment where everyone comes together for one effort. And really that effort is to be happy and be a world class school district.18:01:23

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE VIDEOS FROM THE DISTRICT --

INFORMATIONAL RATHER THAN MUSICAL.

MOST SCHOOLS ARE TWEETING --

AND THE PARENT LINK WEBSITE IS GETTING REVAMPED.

THESE ARE ALL WAYS TO SHARE THE DISTRICT'S MESSAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE A LINK TO THE MUSIC VIDEO IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT.

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


SMILE MEATBAG

MEAN OR A MOTIVATOR?

HOW THIS APP SHAMES YOU INTO WEIGHTLOSS.

SHOULD YOU DOWNLOAD IT TO GO DOWN A SIZE?

AND C-V-S IS KICKING THE HABIT.

QUITTING SMOKING ALL TOGETHER.

WHEN AND WHY THE CHAIN WON'T SELL TOBACCO.

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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


RAIN CHANCES CONTINUE

It was a somewhat cloudy and warm day across the area Wednesday, with highs in the low to mid 80s. Expect the clouds to continue this evening, with temps holding in the 70s. Areas of fog may develop later tonight, with lows holding in the upper 60s.

Our frontal system stays near the region Thursday. This will again result in plenty of cloud cover and a chance for scattered showers across the area. Thursday will also be muggy, with highs climbing into the low 80s.

The mostly cloudy skies remain in place for Friday, with a lesser chance of a rain shower. Highs to close the work week will hold in the low 80s.

We start the weekend with some sunshine, then scattered showers will likely develop late in the day. Saturday will again be muggy, with highs staying in the low 80s.

The frontal boundary finally moves through the area Sunday. This will end the rain chance and bring cooler conditions. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 70s.

We start next week on a quiet and sunny note. Monday will feature plenty of sunshine with comfortable highs in the upper 70s.

Most of next week again looks fairly quiet, with temps slowly warming into the low 80s by midweek. Return to index of stories...


LOVE YOUR HEART-TCMON VO WIPE


IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING.

FEBRUARY IS A GOOD TIME TO LOVE YOUR HEART.

ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS OF AMERICANS DON'T BELIEVE THEY'LL DIE FROM HEART DISEASE.

MANY WOMEN DON'T REALIZE HOW AT RISK THEY ARE.

THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ESTIMATES ONE PERSON DIES EVERY 90 SECONDS AND ONE-THIRD OF AMERICANS AREN'T DOING ANYTHING TO PREVENT HEART DISEASE.

A NUMBER OF AMERICANS HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE THAT'S A MAJOR RISK FACTOR FOR

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LOVE YOUR HEART-SOTVO


CG: Julia Zumpano/Cleveland Clinic

"There was a recent study that looked at the main sources of sodium and

surprisingly one of the things that came up to the top of the list was bread

products. Bread products does not just include bread and I think that's a

common misconception. It would include anything in the form or a bread. A

waffle, a pancake, a pastry, you could even lump something like pita chips or

crackers into that category."

REGULAR EXERCISE, EATING RIGHT, WATCHING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTORAL AS WELL AS QUITTING SMOKING ALL LOWER YOUR RISK OF HEART DIEASE. Return to index of stories...


MEDITERRANEAN DIET-TCMON VO


STAYING WITH YOUR HEALTHY LIVING.

THERE'S NEW RESEARCH THAT SHOWS A MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE DIET CAN BENEFIT YOUNG HEARTS AND HELP YOU STAY A HEALTHY WEIGHT.

PREVIOUS STUDIES ON OLDER PEOPLE SHOW THIS DIET LOWERS CARDIOVASCULAR RISKS.

THE DIET IS RICH IN FISH, NUTS, FRUITS AND VEGGIES.

A GROUP OF YOUNGER PEOPLE WHO CLOSELY FOLLOWED THE DIET WERE 35-PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO HAVE METABOLIC SYNDROME AND 43-PERCENT LESS LIKELY GAIN WEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


SHAME APP-NATVO WIPE


smile meatbag

A NEW APP IS TRYING TO SHAME YOU INTO BEING FIT.

THE MAKERS CALL IT "CARROT FIT."

IT MEASURES B-M-I AND WEIGHT FLUCTUATIONS --

THEN CALLS YOU "CHUBBY" IF YOU DON'T MEASURE UP.

THE MAKERS SAY IT'S ALL MEANT TO BE IN GOOD FUN.

CRITICS SAY IT'S WAY TOO HARSH. Return to index of stories...


SHAME APP-SOTVO


SOT FOUNDER OF APP I think having a tough love approach that's sort of

sarcastic and sassy-I think people really respond to that

THE JUDGEMENTAL APP WILL SET YOU BACK ONE DOLLAR AND 99 CENTS. Return to index of stories...


CVS QUITS FOR GOOD-OC VO WIPE


C-V-S WILL STOP SELLING CIGARETTES BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE PHARMACY SAYS TOBACCO PRODUCTS ARE INCONSITANT WITH THEIR PURPOSE.

THE MOVE COMES AS LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS ARE JOINING WITH ANTI-SMOKING

GROUPS TO PASS LAWS BANNING PHARMACIES FROM SELLING THE PRODUCTS.

A KNOWN HEALTH HAZARD--SO CLOSE TO WHERE MANY PEOPLE BUY THEIR MEDICATIONS

AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE. Return to index of stories...


CVS QUITS FOR GOOD-SOTVO


SOT - HELENA FOULKES/PRESIDENT, CVS PHARMACY

17:12:44

/what kind of company do we want to be, do we really want to be a

healthcare company? it was the right decision for us.

THE MOVE MAY COST THE COMPANY 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES. Return to index of stories...


BAD PARK JOB-VO TOPS


HERE'S ABC7'S MUST-SEE VIDEO OF THE DAY!

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CRAZY DRIVER IN RUSSIA.

HE CUTS ACROSS THREE LANES OF TRAFFIC --

BUT STILL MANAGES TO FIT PERFECTLY INTO A PARKING SPACE.

HE JUST NARROWLY MISSES THE OTHER CARS.

CLEARLY, THIS ADRENALINE-JUNKIE EITHER HAS A DEATH WISH --

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


TWO MORE LITTLE BOYS NEARLY KILLED IN A CRUISE SHIP POOL.

THE DANGERS ON BOARD FOR CHILDREN AND WHAT THE INDUSTRY ISN'T DOING TO PROTECT YOU.

Haven't found the perfect gift for your Valentine? Coming up I'll show you where you can find all sorts of unique items and the prices will blow you away. Return to index of stories...


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VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS-TCMON


ROSES AND CHOCOLATE NOT YOUR THING? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING UNIQUE FOR YOUR VALENTINE THIS YEAR?

OUR SMART SHOPPER CHLOE MORRONI MAY HAVE FOUND JUST THE PLACE.

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VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS-PKG


STAND UP INTRO

44:36 - 44:46

"Walking through the doors at the alliance for the arts there's a world of creativity, you can buy all sorts of items and the prices are reasonable."

24:13 LAURA JIBBEN - ALLAINCE FOR THE ARTS SHOPPER

"This is made out of recycled coffee filters so I look at coffee filters and see a coffee filter, this woman looks at it and sees these wonderful beautiful pieces of art."

JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE ONE OF A KIND ITEMS YOU CAN FIND IN THE GIFT SHOP AT THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS IN FORT MYERS AND EVERYTHING IS HAND CRAFTED BY LOCAL ARTISTS.

21:26

This is a great way to support local artists who make things by hand through their own creativity."

AND THERE'S SOMETHING TO FIT EVERY BUDGET. ITEMS START AT $5 DOLLARS AND GO UP TO $200. CHECK OUT THIS BEAUTFUL PIECE OF POTTTERY FOR JUST $35 BUCKS OR THESE AMAZING BEADED EARRINGS FOR ONLY $12.

25:57-26:02 - LAURA

"Very affordable and great value for the quality you're going to get super value."

BUT IT GETS EVEN BETTER, THIS SATURDAY, THE 8TH, THE ALLIANCE IS HOLDING AN EVENT CALLED THE GIFT SHOP EXPLOSION. IT GOES FROM 10-2. MORE THAN A DOZEN LOCAL ARTISTS WILL SET UP TABLES OUT IN THE GALLERY.

20:17-20:22 - KRISTA

"They're making new things and bringing other items that might not be in our gift shop."

AND THE MORE THE MERRIER, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO GREAT FINDS YOU KNOW, NO ONE ELSE WILL HAVE…

25:37 - LAURA

"It's just wonderful, I think everyone should come out."

STAND UP TAG

43:58 - 44:05

"If you can't make it to the explosion don't worry, the alliance for the arts is open Monday through Saturday. That's today's smart shopper, I'm Chloe Morroni. Return to index of stories...


VIRUS WARNING-OC VO


WE ALSO WANT TO WARN YOU TONIGHT --

ABOUT A VIRUS THAT TUGS AT YOUR HEART STRINGS --

AND THEN INFECTS YOUR COMPUTER.

IT STARTS AS AN EMAIL.

THE SUBJECT MAY READ --

"PASSING OF YOUR FRIEND."

AND WHEN YOU OPEN IT --

IT RESEMBLES THE WEBSITE OF AN ACTUAL FUNERAL HOME IN TEXAS.

BUT WE'VE LEARNED --

IT'S A FRAUD.

AND IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK, IT WILL TAKE YOU TO A ZIP FILE --

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


to have dozens of dozens of rooms not ready for journalists or whoever its

just absolutley an embarassment.

IT'S NO LONGER SECURITY CONCERNS IN SOCHI.

TAP WATER THE COLOR OF APPLE JUICE--

HOTEL ROOMS NOT FINISHED--

TOILETS NOT WORKING--

ABC7 TAKES YOU TO THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE NEXT.

PLUS --

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN GOES TO BATTLE.

WHY HE'S HITTING THE BOXING RING.

WHO ZIMMERMAN WILL FIGHT --

AND WHY HE'LL LIKELY FACE SOME PUNISHING BLOWS.

Terry Aiken, Cape Coral

2843 "Very unique and very beautiful."

ALL OF THAT BEAUTY IS NOW BLIGHT.

WHAT CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCILMEMBERS COULD DO ABOUT A GOLF COURSE OVERGROWN AND FILLED WITH TRASH.

RIGHT NOW ABC7 IS INSIDE OF COUNCIL CHAMBERS TO HEAR WHAT THEY DECIDE.

BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

BARBARA BATTEN OF FORT MYERS

THANKS FOR WATCHING BARBARA.

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