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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 C GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FIGHTING DMX-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) NFM DEADLY FIRE-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL3) DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-VOTOPS TS1) NFM DEADLY FIRE-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS CLIP TS3) CAPE CORAL RECOUNT DAY TWO-VOTOPS
SUSPECTED VOLGOGRAD BOMBING MASTERMIND KILLED-2-SH WIDESPREAD STORMS CAUSE PROBLEMS-TRX-OC
NFM DEADLY FIRE-TRX-2-SHOT WIDESPREAD STORMS CAUSE PROBLEMS-PKG
NFM DEADLY FIRE-REM LIVE NO STAND YOUR GROUND-TRX-VO
NFM DEADLY FIRE-VO GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FIGHTING DMX-VO
NFM DEADLY FIRE-REM LIVE SUPER BOWL SEX TRAFFICKING-TRX-VOTPS
MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-TRX-VO CURT CLAWSON AD-OC-SOT-VO
LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO CURT CLAWSON AD-SOTVO-OC
SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-OC-SS-VO CLAY AIKEN-VO
CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-TRX-SS-VO BIEBER PLANE-VO
MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-TRX-VO NO BUTTS ABOUT IT-TRX-2-SHOT
SULLIVAN COUNTING BALLOTS-TRX-OC-SS-VO NO BUTTS ABOUT IT-PKG
NAVY CHEATING SCANDAL UPDATE-TRX-VO ROAMING BEARS-EANIBOXES VO-FULL
WINTER WEATHER-TRX-VO ROAMING BEARS-SOTVO
75 CLOSURE UPDATE-CLIP SSTOPS GIRAFFE IN THE RESTUARANT-TRX-VOTPS
A&W AND MCGREGOR CRASH-TRX-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
SOCHI PREVIEW-2-SHOT TZ5 A GEORGE CLOONEY'S LUCKY DATE-VO-WIPE
SOCHI PREVIEW-TRX PKG TZ5 B THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ1 A DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-VOTOPS THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-2 SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-PKG
DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-2-SHOT THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-OC
DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-PKG SUPER BOWL PARADE-VO
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
TZ 2 A FARMBILL PASSES SENATE-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
SW FLIGHT STUCK IN SNOW-TRX-VOTOPS FORECAST-WX WALL
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP BREAKING NEWS
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST GEORGE CLOONEY'S LUCKY DATE-2-SHOT
FORECAST-WXWALL GEORGE CLOONEY'S LUCKY DATE-PKG
FL HIT & RUN CRACKDOWN-TRX-VO COMPANIES REVEAL DATA REQUESTS-TRX-VO
PUBLIX ROBBERY ARREST-OC SS VO SS DO NOT CLICK ON LINK-TRX-VOTOPS
SPRINGHILL SUITES ROBBERY-CLIP VOTOPS NEW TABLETS-VOTOPS
BONITA AMBULANCES-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
COLLIER BULLYING RULES EXPANSION-VO TZ6A HOFFMAN INVESTIGATION AUTOPSY-VO
LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VO TZ6 B RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS RESPONDS TO CRITICS-N
FARMBILL PASSES SENATE-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT HOFFMAN INVESTIGATION AUTOPSY-TRX-2-SHOT VO
TZ2 A MEDITERRANEAN DIET YOUNG ADULTS-VO-WIPE ACTOR DEAD-OC
TZ2 B NEW DRUG-VOTOPS KE$HA EXTENDS TREATMENT-VO
MEDITERRANEAN DIET YOUNG ADULTS-VO RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS RESPONDS TO CRITICS-VO
NEW DRUG-VO KATY PERRY MOST FOLLOWED OF TWITTER-TRX-VOTOPS
FAULTY MEMORY-TRX-VOTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
LAB TEST RESULTS-TRX-VOTOPS TS1) NFM DEADLY FIRE-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS2) MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VOTOPS
TZ4 A WIDESPREAD STORMS CAUSE PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE TS3) CAPE CORAL RECOUNT DAY TWO-VOTOPS
TZ4 B NO BUTTS ABOUT IT-VOTOPS-WIPE CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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A MOTORCYLCIST FALLS 30 FEET, FRONT THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

HE SURVIVED THE CRASH.

A LIVE REPORT, ON HIS CONDITION.

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A FIRE AT OLD ABANDONED MOTEL.

INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO THE PERSON IS.

WE'RE ALSO DIGGING INTO WHAT CAUSED THE EARLY MORNING FIRE.

A LIVE REPORT.COMING UP.

LOSING WEIGHT CAN BE DIFFICULT.

BUT THERE'S A NEW APP. THAT PUSHES YOU. IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

EVEN PUBLICLY EMBARRASSES YOU.

WE'LL EXPLAIN HOW IT WORKS! Return to index of stories...


HL1) MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VO-WIPE


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HL2) NFM DEADLY FIRE-VO-WIPE


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HL3) DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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SUSPECTED VOLGOGRAD BOMBING MASTERMIND KILLED-2-SH


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

THE SUSPECTED MASTERMIND IN THE RUSSIAN SUICIDE BOMBINGS, IS DEAD.

KILLED IN A POLICE SHOOTOUT IN DAGESTAN.

ONE ACCOMPLICE SURRENDERED BUT OTHERS WERE KILLED.

THE BOMBINGS IN VOLGOGRAD IN DECEMBER KILLED 34 AND INJURED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE.

SPARKING MAJOR SECURITY CONCERNS FOR THE WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI.

RUSSIAN SECURITY OPERATIONS HAVE SINCE BEEN FOCUSED ON SUSPECTED ISLAMIST MILITANTS IN DAGESTAN. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEADLY FIRE-TRX-2-SHOT


AN INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY INTO AN OVER NIGHT FIRE THAT CLAIMED THE LIFE OF ONE.

THIS HAPPENING ON LAURAL DRIVE AND TAMIAMAI TRAIL. IN NORTH FORT MYERS ---

THATS WHERE ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY JOINS US LIVE.

SAM. SOME QUESTIONS, STILL OUT THERE. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEADLY FIRE-REM LIVE


CHANCE AMY--- FIRE INVESTIGATORS ON SCENCE RIGHT NOW--- THEY ARE JOINED BY CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

IM TOLD BY FIRE INVESTIGATORS THE PERSON INSIDE WHO DIED WAS A HOMELESS PERSON OR A SQUATTER LOOKING FOR SHELTER FOR THE NIGHT.

I WANT TO GET RIGHT UP IN THE AIR AND SHOW YOU WHATS LEFT OF THIS BUILDING--- YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE TO THE OUTSIDE OF THIS ABANDON MOTEL. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEADLY FIRE-VO


FIRE FIGHTERS TELL US WHEN THEY IT THEY WENT RIGHT IN AND HAD THE FIRE OUT WITHIN 15 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEADLY FIRE-REM LIVE


THIS IS NOW HOUR FIVE HERE AS INVESTIGATORS COMB FOR CLUES INTO HOW THIS FIRE MAY HAVE STARTED.

AS SOON AS WE FIND OUT A CAUSE AND THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSON INSIDE-- WE WILL PASS IT ALONG.

LIVE IN NFM SS ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-TRX-VO


WE HAVE LEARNED THE MOTORCYCLIST INVOLVED IN AN OVERNIGHT CRASH IS STILL ALIVE.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THE MOTORCYCLIST IDENTIFIED AS RUSTIN EUGENE DAY HAD DIED.

BUT WE RECEIEVED AN UPDATE REPORT FROM THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO IS LEADING THE INVESTIGATION SAYING HE IS STILL IN I-C-U.

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


LEHIGH BABY DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO


DEPUTIES SAY THERE IS NO FOUL PLAY. SUSPECTED IN THE DEATH OF A BABY. IN LEHIGH ACRES.

PARAMEDICS FOUND THE INFANT UNRESPONSIVE. ON THE LIVING ROOM FLOOR. AT THE VISTA PALMS APARTMENTS.

SOMEONE INSIDE CALLED 9-1-1.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE GIRL, HAS A TWIN BROTHER.

THEY CALL THE MOTHER AND FATHER GOOD PARENTS.

WE'RE WAITING ON AUTOPSY RESULTS. FOR A CAUSE OF DEATH.

D-C-F WILL LOOK INTO ANY ABUSE OR NEGLECT. Return to index of stories...


SPARKS AND JOHNSON STATE CHARGES-OC-SS-VO


A KEY PIECE OF EVIDENCE IN A CHILD PORN CASE COULD BE THROWN OUT.

CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT AND MOLESTATION.

ALAN JOHNSON AND JENNIFER SPARKS HAVE ALREADY PLEADED GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT.

THE PAIR WAS CAUGHT WHEN A WALMART EMPLOYEE FOUND THEIR PHONE.

AND SAW EXPLICIT IMAGES ON IT.

THE COUPLES ATTORNEY SAYS POLICE DIDN'T HAVE THE PROPER SEARCH WARRANTS WHEN THEY LOOKED THROUGH THE PHONE.

JOHNSON AND SPARKS FACE UP TO LIFE IN PRISON IF CONVICTED ON THE STATE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ANALYST ARRESTED-TRX-SS-VO


HERE HE IS. JOSEPH GRAVES.

A FORMER CRIME LAB SCIENTIST, IN PENSACOLA. WHO RAN TESTS ON EVIDENCE.

BUT F-D-L-E SAYS. HE WAS ALSO *STEALING THAT EVIDENCE. MOSTLY PAINKILLERS. AND SELLING THEM.

HE'D REPLACE THE PAINKILLERS, WITH OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS.

THAT MEANS, MORE THAN 100 CASES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL BE UNDER REVIEW.

THOSE CONVICNTIONS, COULD BE OVERTURNED.

MEANWHILE GRAVES FACES. THEFT, TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, AND TRAFFICKING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-TRX-VO


A FLORIDA JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO RELEASE VIDEO OF A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A TAMPA MOVIE THEATER.

FORMER TAMPA POLICE CAPTAIN CURTIS REEVES IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING CHAD OULSON.

WITNESSES SAY THE TWO GOT IN AN ARGUMENT OVER TEXTING DURING THE PREVIEWS.

REEVES BOND HEARING AND ARRAIGNMENT IS ALSO SET FOR TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN COUNTING BALLOTS-TRX-OC-SS-VO


BALLOT AFTER BALLOT. HE WON'T STOP UNTIL HE KNOWS FOR SURE.

FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN, WILL START DAY TWO. TRYING TO PROVE HE SHOULD STILL HAVE HIS POSITION.

MARNI SAWICKI. BEAT HIM BY 121 VOTES.

BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH, TO GET AN AUTOMATIC RECOUNT.

SO SULLIVAN SUED FOR ONE.

TUESDAY HE LOOKED OVER NEARLY 15-HUNDRED EARLY VOTING BALLOTS. THE ONLY ASPECT OF THE ELECTION HE LOST. Return to index of stories...


NAVY CHEATING SCANDAL UPDATE-TRX-VO


30 SENIOR INSTRUCTORS AT THE NUCLEAR *PROPULSION SCHOOL IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.

IT ALL STEMS FROM AN ALLEGED CHEATING SCANDAL.

THE INSTRUCTORS HAVE BEEN "DE-CERTIFIED" PENDING A NAVY INVESTIGATION THAT WAS LAUNCHED.

ANOTHER INSTRUCTOR CAME FORWARD TO REPORT THE CHEATING ON EXAMS.

THIS SCANDAL FOLLOWS THE SUSPENSION OF 92 AIR FORCE MISSILE LAUNCH OFFICERS. CAUGHT UP IN A SIMILAR CHEATING SCANDAL AT MALSTROM AIR FORCE BASE IN MONTANA. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-TRX-VO


A SNOW STORM. POUNDING THE MIDWEST. MAKES FOR A MESSY, AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS, MORNING COMMUTE IN THE NORTHEAST.

SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. LEFT THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER IN ARKANSAS.

IN MASSACHUSETTS, SOME AREAS COULD GET UP TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.

LOTS OF SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


75 CLOSURE UPDATE-CLIP SSTOPS


BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF I-75 FROM DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALICO ROAD HAVE RE-OPENED THIS MORNING.

CREWS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE "AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT."

ONLY NORTHBOUND LANES WILL CLOSED DOWN AGAIN TONIGHT AT 11, AND RE-OPEN TOMORROW MORNING AT 5 O'CLOCK.

YOU SHOULD TAKE TREELINE AVENUE OR U-S 41 AS A DETOUR. Return to index of stories...


A&W AND MCGREGOR CRASH-TRX-VOTOPS


MCGREGOR BLVD IS BACK OPEN THIS MORNING AFTER THIS CRASH OVERNIGHT --

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF MCGREGOR AND DEEP LAGOON LANE -- NEAR A-AND-W BULB IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TELL US THE WOMAN DRIVING THIS VAN, LOST CONTROL, TOOK OUT A SIDEWALK SAFETY GATE, SMASHED THROUGH THIS STREET SIGN -- THEN CRASHED INTO SOME TREES.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI PREVIEW-2-SHOT


CREWS ARE FRANTICLY WORKING. TO PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES. ON OLYMPIC VENUES IN SOCHI.

THE TEAMS ARE ARRIVING.

THE ENERGY AND ANTICIPATION IS GROWING.

HISTORY WILL BE MADE, OVER THE NEXT 18 DAYS.

JAY GRAY TAKES A CLOSER LOOK, INSIDE OLYMPIC PARK. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI PREVIEW-TRX PKG


PRACTICE RUNS HAVE STARTED AT THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN CLUSTER.

A SERIES OF SLOPES. JUMPS. AND HALF PIPES. ALL CENTERED AROUND THE ROSA KHUTOR ALPINE CENTER.

AFTER EARLY CONCERNS ABOUT A LACK OF SNOW. U-S TEAM MEMBERS SAY CONDITIONS ARE --WELL-- GOLDEN.

"It's awesome, there's a lot of snow. We rode powder this morning, and it was amazing."

U-S SKATERS ARE MAKING THEIR PRACTICE ROUNDS IN THE CLUSTER OF OLYMPIC VENUES ALONG THE BLACK SEA COAST.

SPEED SKATERS IN ADLER ARENA.

THE BOLSHOY ICE DOME DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE A DROP OF WATER.

AND THE SAYBA ARENA, SHAPED TO REPRESENT A WHIRLWIND OF SNOW OR PUCK IN MOTION IS WHERE OLYMPIC HOCKEY WILL BE PLAYED.

WHILE THE PREMIER EVENT OF THE WINTER GAMES FOR MANY - FIGURE SKATING - WILL PLAY OUT INSIDE THE "ICEBERG" SKATING PALACE.

ALL OF THE NEW. MODERN VENUES. CENTERED AROUND OLYMPIC PARK.

THERE IS STEPPED UP SECURITY IN THE PARK. AND ACROSS THE REGION. AFTER EARLY THREATS. THE RUSSIANS SAY THE GAMES WILL BE SAFE.

BEHIND THE SCENES. AN EFFORT OF "OLYMPIC" PROPORTIONS CONTINUES AT NBC.

THE NETWORK WILL BROADCAST MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED HOURS OF COVERAGE. AND NBCOLYMPICS.COM WILL STREAM MORE

THAN A THOUSAND HOURS OF LIVE COMPETITION ON-LINE.

"It's probably been our hardest logistically. Just because of the challenges of getting all the gear into Russia - getting through customs, getting across the oceans. getting through all the airports. it's been a real challenge."

A CHALLENGE THAT SHIFTS TO THE AMERICAN TEAM NOW. HOPING A LOT OF THEIR TV-TIME HERE WILL BE ON THE MEDAL STAND.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THERE'S AN APP FOR ALMOST ANYTHING YOU WANT.

IT HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT ---

BUT YOU GET A LITTLE BIT OF JUDGEMENT.

YOU MAY NOT BE USE TO THIS KIND OF APPROACH.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT ALL WORKS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-2-SHOT


CARROT FIT. IS THE LATEST APP. DESIGNED TO 'THREATEN, INTIMIDATE AND RIDICULE' USERS INTO LOSING WEIGHT.

AS YOU TRACK YOUR WEIGHT, "CARROT FIT" WILL MONITOR YOUR BMI AND UPDATE YOUR PROGRESS. TO YOUR FRIENDS!

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU ASKS. DOES THIS REALLY WORKS. Return to index of stories...


DOES INTIMIDATION REALLY WORK-PKG


BRIAN MUELLER/FOUNDER, CARROT FIT

HARLEY PASTERNAK/BEST SELLING FITNESS AND DIET AUTHOR

IT'S THAT TERRIFYING MOMENT OF TRUTH.STEPPING ON THE SCALEREALIZING THAT

VOICE IN YOUR HEAD--

Nat carrot fit promo/Greetings chubby human

.IS REAL????!!

MEET CARROT FIT. WHAT SOME ARE CALLING A *FAT-SHAMING* APP THAT'S *SUPPOSED

* TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT USING *INSULTS* AS "MOTIVATION."

Nat carrot fit promo/Smile, meatbag

-- IT'S THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE BOOMING FITNESS-TECH FAMILY.CARROT FIT

MEASURES BMI - AND WEIGHT FLUCTUATIONS

BUT IF YOU PACK ON THE POUNDS - YOU'LL PAY FOR IT!

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

NAT HARLEY wow it called me a meatbag

CLEARLY - CELEBRITY TRAINER HARLEY PASTERNAK IS NOT A FAN!

SOT: HARLEY it's annoying I think it's everything we already have too much

of we have too many reality shows on tv of people yelling and screaming and

yelling at us to lose weight.

BUT IF YOU DON'T MIND BEING THREATENEDAND RIDICULED

NATS: funny carrot app insult

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


TOUGHER PENATLIES FOR DRUNK DRIVERS WHO DON'T STOP IN A DEADLY CRASHES.

IN 20-12 THERE WERE 70-THOUSAND HIT-AND-RUNS IN FLORIDA.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY THIS BILL IS SO IMPORTANT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO SIGN THE FARM BILL INTO LAW THIS WEEK.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THIS WILL HELP FARMERS RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ 2 A FARMBILL PASSES SENATE-VO


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SW FLIGHT STUCK IN SNOW-TRX-VOTOPS


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT IN THE STORM, SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.

A SOUTHWEST FLIGHT GOT STUCK IN A SNOWDRIFT.

NO PASSENGERS WERE HURT.

BUT IT WAS A SLOW PROCESS, GETTING THEM TOWED BACK TO THE GATE.

THEY JOINED EVERYONE, WHOSE FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE STORM. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


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. Return to index of stories...


FL HIT & RUN CRACKDOWN-TRX-VO


DRUNK DRIVERS WHO DON'T STOP IN A DEADLY CRASH. WILL FACE TOUGHER PENALTIES.

A NEW BILL IS BEING PUSHED BY FLORIDA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI

THE PUNISHMENT WILL BE THE SAME AS D-U-I MANSLAUGHTER.

IT ALSO BUMPS UP THE MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR BOTH OFFENSES FROM TWO TO FOUR YEARS.

IN 20-12 THERE WERE 70-THOUSAND HIT-AND-RUNS IN FLORIDA.

166 WERE DEADLY.

TROOPERS SAY SOME VICTIMS WOULD HAVE LIVED HAD THE DRIVER STOPPED AND CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX ROBBERY ARREST-OC SS VO SS


THIS MORNING DEPUTIES TELL ABC-7.

THEY CAUGHT THE WOMAN WHO ATTACKED AND ROBBED AN 80-YEAR-OLD AT PUBLIX.

SARAH GREENE WAS ARRESTED MONDAY NIGHT. IN JACKSONVILLE ON A SEPARATE CRIME.

SHE'LL COME BACK TO LEE COUNTY TO FACE CHARGES. AFTER A JANUARY INCIDENT.

IT HAPPENED AT THE PUBLIX OFF DANIELS. SHE LURED AN ELDERLY WOMAN TO HER CAR. THEN YANKED HER PURSE AWAY.

WE SHOWED YOU SURVEILLANCE OF THE ATTACKER. CAUGHT USING THE CREDIT CARDS. IN THAT WOMAN'S PURSE. Return to index of stories...


SPRINGHILL SUITES ROBBERY-CLIP VOTOPS


AND THIS HOTEL CLERK KNEW WHAT THAT MAN WANTED.

WHEN HE WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR WITH A GUN!

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO. OF A MAN WEARING A MASK WALKING INTO THE SPRINGHILL SUITES NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY RECENTLY.

THE CLERK CLEARS OUT THE CASH REGISTER. THEN THE ROBBER TOOK OFF.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


BONITA AMBULANCES-VO


IN LEE COUNTY. AMBULANCES ARE BACK. AT THREE BONITA FIRE HOUSES AFTER MONTHS OF HOTEL STAYS.

IT ALL STARTED.

WHEN BONITA FIRE OFFICIALS WANTED TO CHARGE 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. AND LEE COUNTY SAID NO.

MOVES TO HOTELS, INSTEAD.

THE COUNTY WILL NOW PAY BONITA, THE SAME RATE THEY GAVE THE HOTELS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BULLYING RULES EXPANSION-VO


THERE'S NO ESCAPE FROM IT. BULLYING HAPPENS IN SCHOOL. ON THE BUS. AND EVEN ONLINE.

NOW THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD IS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO STOP IT. OFF-CAMPUS.

BUT THE NEW STATE PLANS AREN'T POPULAR WITH THE BOARD OR PARENTS.

LEGISLATION PASSED LAST YEAR SAYS *SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD DISCIPLINE BULLIES EVEN WHEN THE BULLYING HAPPENS OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS.

IN TUESDAY'S MEETING. BOARD MEMBERS OPPOSED A POLICY CHANGE.

THEY CALLED IT RIDICULOUS AND UNCLEAR. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL ORDINANCE-VO


LEE COUNTY PET OWNERS. YOU HAVE NEW RULES, STARTING IN *MAY.*

UDNER THE NEW LAW. PASSED TUESDAY. YOU MUST SPAY AND NEUTER ALL PETS

ALOS, YOU CAN'T TIE UP ANIMALS, OUTSIDE.

ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THE RULES. WILL CUT DOWN ON STRAYS, AND SAVE TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

THE LAW GETS ANOTHER CHECK NEXT YEAR. TO SEE IF IT'S WORKING. Return to index of stories...


FARMBILL PASSES SENATE-VO


FLORIDA FARMERS. LIKELY TO GET SOME HELP THIS MORNING.

FIGHTING A DEADLY DISEASE, THAT THREATENS THE STATE'S CITRUS INDUSTRY.

CONGRESS PASSED A ONE-TRILLION DOLLAR FARM BILL TUESDAY. TO FIGHT CITRUS GREENING.

THE DISEASE HAS INFECTED VIRTUALLY *EVERY GROVE IN THE ENTIRE STATE.

LOCAL GROWERS SAY THE CURE CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO SIGN THE FARM BILL INTO LAW ON FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


THERE'S SO MANY DIETS TO CHOOSE FROM.

BUT A CERTAIN ONE. RICH IN FISH, NUTS, FRUITS AND VEGGIES. COULD BE BETTER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THIS DIET IS GAINING POPULARITY WITH YOUNG WORKING AMERICANS.

PARENTS YOU WANT TO HEAR THIS---

THERE'S A NEW DRUG OUT THERE. THAT'S A GROWING PROBLEM AMONGST TEENS. GETTING HIGH AND HALLUCINATE.

IT'S LIKE L-S-D AND HEROIN. AND ALL NEW. Return to index of stories...


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MEDITERRANEAN DIET YOUNG ADULTS-VO


IT'S A POPULAR DIET. THAT COULD BECOME AN EVEN BETTER CHOICE. FOR YOUNG, WORKING AMERICANS.

EXPERTS FIND. THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET. RICH IN FISH, NUTS, FRUITS AND VEGGIES -- LOWERS CARDIOVASCULAR RISKS.

YOUNG PEOPLE,. WHO FOLLOWED THE DIET CLOSELY HAD LESS RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND 43-PERCENT WERE LESS LIKELY TO HAVE WEIGHT GAIN THAN THOSE WHO DID NOT FOLLOW THE DIET. Return to index of stories...


NEW DRUG-VO


IT'S SMALLER THAN A STAMP. ABOUT THE SIZE OF YOUR PINKY FINGERNAIL.

A NEW STREET DRUG EMERGING. POPULAR AMONG TEENS.

IT'S CALLED 25-I. AN N-BOMB OR A SMILEY.

IT DISSOLVES ON THE TONGUE, TO GET THE HIGH AND HALLUCINATE.

SO FAR 25-I'S KILLED AT LEAST FIVE TEENS IN THE U-S.

FLORIDA RECENTLY PUT IT IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS L-S-D AND HEROIN.

IF YOU'RE CAUGHT WITH IT HERE. YOU FACE FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AND A FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE. Return to index of stories...


FAULTY MEMORY-TRX-VOTOPS


YOU MIGHT THINK YOUR MEMORIES PLAY LIKE A MOVIE. BUT IT TURNS OUT. IT'S ALL JUST IN YOUR HEAD.

A NEW STUDY REVEALS OUR MEMORIES JUST AREN'T THAT ACCURATE!

USING BRAIN SCAN TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCHERS FOUND OUR MEMORIES DON'T PLAY OUT LIKE A VIDEO CAMERA.

THE BRAIN COMBINES EMOTIONS AND EXPERIENCES FROM THE PRESENT. WITH OUR MEMORIES FROM THE PAST. Return to index of stories...


LAB TEST RESULTS-TRX-VOTOPS


GETTING YOUR INFORMATION FROM THE DOCTOR. IS ABOUT TO GET A WHOLE LOT EASIER.

NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS, LETS YOU GET TEST RESULTS, DIRECTLY FROM THE LAB. WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THEIR DOCTORS.

OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW RULE. GIVES PATIENTS MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR HEALTH CARE. AND REDUCE MISTAKES.

EXPERTS SAY A DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR HOSPITAL SHOULD STILL CALL EACH PATIENT. REGARDLESS OF THEIR TEST RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THE LATEST WINTER STORM IN THE MIDWEST, GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY,

ALL OF THAT SNOW AND ICY MESS HEADS TO THE NORTHEAST TODAY.

NOW THERE ARE MORE FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW DANGEROUS IT IS FOR DRIVERS ON THE ROAD.

IF YOU WALK INTO C-V-S YOU MAY HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING TOBBACO PRODUCTS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THEY ARE MAKING THIS CHANGE.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS ENTERING THE RING FOR CHARITY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO HE'S FIGHTING. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A WIDESPREAD STORMS CAUSE PROBLEMS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B NO BUTTS ABOUT IT-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FIGHTING DMX-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 IS LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

WALL STREET IS *SLOWLY BOUNCING BACK.

COMING OUT OF A SLUMP TODAY.

THE DOW CLOSED UP 72 POINTS.

AFTER A TERRIBLE DAY ON MONDAY.

THE NASDAQ AND S&P WERE ALSO UP YESTERDAY.

THIS MORNING.

FUTURES LOOK A LITTLE WOBBLY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) NFM DEADLY FIRE-VOTOPS


ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A FIRE AT OLD ABANDONED MOTEL ON LAUREL DRIVE AND NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL.

INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO THE PERSON IS.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS ON SCENE.

ABC SEVEN IS DIGGING INTO WHAT CAUSED THE EARLY MORNING FIRE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VOTOPS


A MOTORCYLCIST FALLS 30 FEET, FRONT THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

HE SURVIVED THE CRASH.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IDENTIFIED THE MOTORCYCLIST AS RUSTIN EUGENE DAY.

HE IS STILL IN I-C-U.

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


TS3) CAPE CORAL RECOUNT DAY TWO-VOTOPS


FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN IS GEARING UP FOR DAY TWO OF BALLOT RE-COUNTS.

HE'S TRYING TO PROVE HE SHOULD STILL HAVE HIS POSITION.

SO FAR HE'S RECOUNTED NEARLY 15-HUNDRED EARLY VOTING BALLOTS.

HE LOST THE NOVEMBER ELECTION TO MARNI SAWICKI BY 121 VOTES.

HIS TRIAL IS SET TO START NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


WIDESPREAD STORMS CAUSE PROBLEMS-TRX-OC


ANOTHER WINTRY BLAST. HITS THE NORTHEAST. AFTER CAUSING BIG PROBLEMS IN THE MIDWEST.

A WINTER WARNING IS IN EFFECT.

FLIGHTS AREN'T JUST GETTING CANCELED--

A PLANE EVEN GOT CAUGHT IN THE SNOW.

ANDREW SPENCER HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


WIDESPREAD STORMS CAUSE PROBLEMS-PKG


SNOW HIT A STRETCH OF THE UNITED STATES FROM WYOMING TO MAINE WITH PARTS OF KANSAS SEEING MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW ON TUESDAY.

THE CONDITIONS CAUSED CRASHES AND SENT SNOW PLOWS INTO OVERDRIVE.

AFTER ALL THE TROUBLE WEATHER CAUSED IN THE ATLANTA AREA, LAST WEEK, OFFICIALS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, DID WHAT GEORGIA OFFICIALS SAY THEY SHOULD HAVE BY ASKING BUSINESSES TO STAGGER EMPLOYEE START TIMES, WEDNESDAY MORNING, TO EASE TRAFFIC.

MEANWHILE, DRIVERS STUCK IN THE SNOW TRY TO HELP EACH OTHER.

"I was actually headed in to work and I got stuck twice, and two separate people came out and helped me each time, so whenever I see somebody I try to help out."

CARS WEREN'T THE ONLY VEHICLES GETTING STUCK.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SOUTHWEST AIRLINES JET.

IT HIT A SNOWBANK AS IT WAS TAXIING TO THE GATE.

NOBODY WAS HURT, AND IT CERTAINLY WASN'T THE ONLY WEATHER DELAY FOR AIR TRAVELERS.

FLIGHT-AWARE-DOT-COM REPORTED MORE THAN THREE-THOUSAND FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

THE STORMS CAUSED MORE PROBLEMS THROUGH SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, AND INDIANA.

FORECASTERS WARN MAINE, VERMONT, AND NEW HAMPSHIRE COULD ALSO SEE A FOOT OF SNOW, THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AS THE SECOND WINTRY BLAST OF THE YEAR HITS THE NORTHEAST -- WITH A THIRD ONE EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


NO STAND YOUR GROUND-TRX-VO


THE FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF A CONTROVERSIAL SHOOTING. IS NOT USING "STAND YOUR GROUND". AS A DEFENSE.

BUT, THE ATTORNEY FOR MICHAEL DUNN. DIDN'T RULE IT OUT, FOREVER --

DUNN IS ACCUSED OF KILLING TEENAGER JORDAN DAVIS. DURING AN ARGUMENT OVER LOUD MUSIC. IN A GAS STATION PARKING LOT IN JACKSONVILLE IN 2012.

HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY, TO FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

DUNN CLAIMS IT WAS JUSTIFIED, BUT DIDN'T SAY WHY.

JURY SELECTION IN THE CASE STARTED ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FIGHTING DMX-VO


LAST WEEK WE TOLD YOU ABOUT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S UPCOMING CELEBRITY BOXING MATCH--

WE NOW KNOW WHO HE PICKED AS HIS OPPONENT.

OUT OF THOUSANDS OF AMBITIOUS CONTENDERS, ZIMMERMAN HAS PICKED HIT-RAPPER D-M-X.

ZIMMERMAN SAID LAST WEEK THAT HE WAS ACCEPTING OFFERS FOR SOMEONE TO STEP INTO THE RING FOR A THREE-ROUND, PAY-PER-VIEW FIGHT.

NO WORD YET ON WHEN OR WHERE THE FIGHT WILL BE HELD. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL SEX TRAFFICKING-TRX-VOTPS


A DARK SIDE SURROUNDING THE SUPER BOWL.

NEW YORK OFFICERS RESCUED TEENS AS YOUNG AS 13 YEARS OLD FROM SEX TRAFFICKING DURING THE BIG GAME.

PRIOR TO SUNDAY. THERE WERE CONCERNS REGARDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION IN THE HOST CITY.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY RESCUED 16 CHILDREN AND MORE THAN 50 WOMEN IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT AND PENNSYLVANIA. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON AD-OC-SOT-VO


A CANDIDATE FOR TREY RADEL'S OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEAT --

MADE NATIONAL NEWS, BY CHALLENGING PRESIDENT OBAMA.

00009 "Curt Clawson former college basketball stand out introduced himself

to voters in Fort Myers FL"

CURT CLAWSON INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VOTERS. DURING THE SUPER BOWL.

HE QUESTIONED THE PRESIDENT'S SKILLS -- BASKETBALL OR OTHERWISE -- AND ASKED HIM FOR A CHANCE ON THE COURT.

HIS CAMPAIGN SPENT 120-THOUSAND DOLLARS ON T-V BUYS. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON AD-SOTVO-OC


5320 "Basketball is never personal. Basketball never lies so if the president will have me up we can shoot a few and see who's got what. We're the old man ballers."

THE SPECIAL ELECTION SET FOR APRIL 22ND. GIVES CANDIDATES LITTLE TIME TO GAIN TRACTION.

THE WHITE HOUSE. DIDN'T HAVE A COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


CLAY AIKEN-VO


HE DIDN'T WIN AMERICAN IDOL

BUT CLAY AIKEN IS HOPING TO WIN WASHINGTON.

HE JUST ANNOUCED HE'S RUNNING FOR CONGRESS.

AS A DEMOCRAT.

FOR THE 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN NORTH CAROLINA.

IF HE WINS THE PRIMARY.HE'S UP AGAINST RENEE ELLMERS A TWO TERM REPUBLICAN. Return to index of stories...


BIEBER PLANE-VO


NOW, THE REAL STORY. BEHIND JUSTIN BIEBER'S PLANE. GETTING STOPPED IN NEW JERSEY.

THE STAR AND HIS DAD. WERE SMOKING WEED IN THE CABIN.

AND SO ABUSIVE.THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT STAYED WITH PILOTS, IN THE COCKPIT.

THE PILOTS HAD TO WEAR OXYGEN MASKS. SO THEY DIDN'T GET HIGH.

BIEBER ADMITTED TO SMOKING DRUGS. BUT AUTHORITIES DIDN'T FIND THEM.

THE CREW DIDN'T PRESS CHARGES,

SO POLICE LET HIM GO. Return to index of stories...


NO BUTTS ABOUT IT-TRX-2-SHOT


A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. FROM C-V-S.

THE DRUGSTORE CHAIN IS PHASING OUT, TOBACCO --

A MOVE THAT COULD COST IT BILLIONS IN SALES --

AND ABC'S REBECCA JARVIS EXPLAINS WHY! Return to index of stories...


NO BUTTS ABOUT IT-PKG


HELENA B. FOULKES/PRESIDENT, CVS PHARMACY

MATTHEW HERPER/SENIOR EDITOR, FORBES

THIS MORNING, A DRUG STORE GIANT REVEALING ITS PLAN TO EXTINGUISH THE SALE

OF CIGARETTES LEAVING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS UP IN SMOKE!

THE CVS PHARMACY JUST ANNOUNCED THAT BY THE END OF THE YEAR, NONE OF ITS 7,

600 LOCATIONS WILL CARRY TOBACCO PRODUCTS, CALLING THEM "INCONSISTENT WITH

OUR PURPOSE"

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

GROUPS TO PASS LAWS BANNING ALL PHARMACIES FROM SELLING THE PRODUCTS--A

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

AND SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

SOT -Matthew Herper, Senior Editor, Forbes

22:12:37

"Increasingly as they brand themselves as a health company, public health

has to matter to them. There's no way to prevent death and disease in this

country than cutting down on smoking

WHILE GIVING UP SMOKING MAY ALSO MEAN GIVING UP 2 BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES,

C-V-S SAYS AS OBAMACARE AND THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY ARE RAPIDLY EVOLVING.

HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN NEW BUSINESS ARE UP FOR GRABS.

SOT - HELENA FOULKES/PRESIDENT, CVS PHARMACY

17:10:51

/We thought long and hard about 2 billion dollars in revenue, / at the

end of the day there's a much bigger role we can play in the health care

system. Return to index of stories...


ROAMING BEARS-EANIBOXES VO-FULL


CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A BEAR CUB WALKING THROUGH A NORTH NAPLES LANAI.

THE HOMEOWNER SAYS HE'S SEEN A MOMMA BEAR, A PAPA BEAR AND TWO CUBS IN HIS BACKYARD FOR WEEKS.

IN THE VIDEO THE CUB WANDERS AROUND. AT ONE POINT EVEN JUMPING ON THE GRILL TO LICK IT!

NOW THE HOMEOWNER IS ASKING WILDLIFE OFFICERS TO GET THESE ANIMALS OFF HIS PROPERTY --

SINCE HIS SON CAME FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE WHOLE BEAR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


ROAMING BEARS-SOTVO


Tyler Smith/Came face to face with bears

"i almost ran through the screen door because there's 4 of them standing there and **

you're sort of like oh my gosh - what were they going to do - sit there and look at me or attack me."

F-W-C SAYS RELOCATING THE ANIMALS ISN'T REALLY AN OPTION.

THEY USUALLY COME RIGHT BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE.

BUT THEY OFFERED THREE SUGGESTIONS.

ELECTRICAL FENCING, MOTION LIGHTS, OR MOTION SPRINKLERS --

TO KEEP THE BEARS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


GIRAFFE IN THE RESTUARANT-TRX-VOTPS


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TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


TALK ABOUT THE DATE OF A LIFETIME!

ONE TEXAS WOMAN. GETTING TO DATE GEORGE CLOONEY.

AND IT ONLY COST HER 10 BUCKS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THEIR NIGHT ON THE RED CARPET PREMIER WENT.

WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK. AT FIVE "WORLD CLASS ATHLETES". IN THE WINTER OLYPMICS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A GEORGE CLOONEY'S LUCKY DATE-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-2 SHOT


THIS YEAR, TEAM USA IS SENDING 230 WORLD CLASS ATHLETES. TO COMPETE IN THE WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES.

SO WHO DO YOU WATCH?

WE'VE GOT A LOOK AT FIVE POWERHOUSES--GOING FOR GOLD.

AMY ROBACH HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-PKG


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THE 5 ATHLETES TO WATCH-OC


THAT WAS AMY ROBACH.

RUSSIA HAS SPENT 51-BILLION DOLLARS, ON THE GAMES.

THE VALLEYS AROUND SOCHI. ARE NOW DOTTED WITH MODERN SPORTS FACILITIES.

AND DISNEY STYLE HOTELS.

PLUS A NEW HIGHWAY AND RAILWAY CARVED INTO THE MOUNTAINS. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL PARADE-VO


SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS.THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. IS GETTING HONORED TODAY.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WILL LINE THE STREETS TO CELEBRATE IN THE PARADE.

THE SEAHAWKS BEAT THE DENVER BRONCOS 43-TO-8 TO WIN SUPER BOWL 48.

IT'S THE CITY'S FIRST MAJOR SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS. 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.

"Increasing rain chances"

It certainly was a hot one yesterday as our afternoon high climbed to 88° in Fort Myers. This broke our record high of 87° at Page Field, which was set back in 1997. Over the next few days, temperatures won't be quite as warm as rain prospects increase. We'll finally track some cooler air set to arrive early next week with the passage of a cold front.

Our morning will start off with a few clouds and even a patch or two of fog out by the coast. It will also be quite mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A mix of sun and clouds will take us into the late morning hours as temperatures begin their climb into the middle to upper 70s. Daytime highs will max out in the lower half of the 80s today with increasing clouds during the afternoon. As a front works its way across central Florida and stalls, a few showers will be possible during the afternoon, especially along and east of I-75 as steering winds remain from the south/southwest.

Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain chances will continue to run near 30% with a few widely scattered showers during the evening and overnight period.

Clouds will stick around through Thursday and Friday along with a slight rain chance, before more sunshine breaks out for the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will run several degrees above average for this time of year as highs return to the 80s for Saturday. A stronger cold front will approach the area on Sunday bringing scattered showers to Southwest Florida. In the wake of this front, a cooler airmass will move in with highs in the middle 70s along with lower humidity. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS


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GEORGE CLOONEY'S LUCKY DATE-2-SHOT


HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR A DATE WITH GEORGE CLOONEY?

ONE LUCKY LADY FROM TEXAS. PAID TEN DOLLARS. FOR A CHARITY CONTEST.

AND SHE WON! THE DATE OF A LIFETIME WITH GEORGE CLOONEY.

LARA SPENCER WAS THERE FOR THE RED CARPET PREMIER AND SHARES ALL THE DETAILS! Return to index of stories...


GEORGE CLOONEY'S LUCKY DATE-PKG


LAST NIGHT AT THE PREMIERE OF THE MUCH ANTICIPATED NEW MOVIE 'THE MONUMENTS

MEN'.

THERE WAS ONE QUESTION ON EVERYONE'S MIND.

Gc: I lost my date already!

ls: she is right here.

gc: hi guys there you are. look how pretty they look.

JUST WHO WAS THE MYSTERY WOMAN.AND HER 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTHER.

ON GEORGE CLOONEY'S ARM?

18:18:49 w: George has been amazing. Kind to Victoria. He would make a great

dad.

SHE IS 42 YEAR OLD JEAN ALLEN.A PERSONAL TRAINER FROM DALLAS.WHO WON

THE GOLDEN TICKET TO SPEND A NIGHT OUT WITH THE HOLLYWOOD HUNK.THANKS TO

A TEN DOLLAR 'WIN A DATE WITH GEORGE CLOONEY' CHARITY RAFFLE ON OMAZE DOT

COM.

nats transition music, before and after hair

BEFORE THE BIG NIGHT OUT.

WE TREATED JEAN TO A DAY OF RED CARPET PAMPERING.

HAIR AT TED GIBSON'S SALON.

A CHOICE OF GOWN FROM RENT THE RUNWAY.

nats transition music

THEN SHE SAT DOWN WITH ME FOR WHAT SHE *THOUGHT* WAS A ONE ON ONE INTERVIEW.

.

***3:14:26 LS: TAKE ME TO THE MOMENT WHERE THEY SAY ' YOU WIN'

W: I DIDN'T BELIVE IT.

THE SINGLE MOM ADMITTED SHE HASN'T BEEN ON A DATE SINCE 2010.

16:28 LS: SO YOUR FIRST DATE SINCE YOU BECAME SINGLE IS WITH GEORGE

CLOONEYARE YOU KIDDING ME?

**3:21:20 w: who doesn't love the salt and pepper hair? He is gorgeous. He

is a ten. He is the total package for anyone. Definitely.

JEAN DOESN'T KNOW IT BUT SHE IS ABOUT TO MEET THAT TOTAL PACKAGE FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

****3:22:42 ls: so you better get ready but um I just want to make sure when

you first meet george Clooney.

w: how are you?

Ls: oh my gosh. She didn't even flinch.

nats-george to victoria: hi i am george.

THIS MOTHER DAUGHTER DUO IS AS COOL AS A CUCUMBER.

nats-george to victoria: hi i am george. do you want to sit down too?

george: when are you in town till?

w: our flight tomorrow got canceled.

george: great news!

JEAN ENTERED THE RAFFLE BECAUSE SHE SHARES CLOONEY'S LOVE FOR HIS 'SATTELITE

SENTINEL PROJECT FOR SUDAN'.WHICH HELPS MONITOR HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.

THE RAFFLE HELPED THE ORGANIZATION RAISE OVER A MILLION DOLLARS.

gc: With you guys and what you have done this will make a huge difference.

BUT NOW IT'S RED CARPET TIME.

3:34:43 LS: DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR JEAN OR VICTORIA ABOUT THEIR FORAY

INTO THEIR WORLD?

GC: WE ARE GOING TO GET OUT OF THE CAR. AND THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE

TAKING PICTURES. AND THEY WILL BE YELLING LIKE CRAZY.

18:18:35 ls: How has your day been?

W: amazing. I cannot believe this.

SOME OF CLOONEY'S 'MONUMENTS' CO-STARS WERE EQUALLY IN AWE.

ls: if you had won the date with George what would you want him to do with

you?

Matt damon: I have been on many dates with George.

Ls: how are they?

Md: they are pretty good. Some I can talk to you about. Some I can't.

ls: what would you want to do with george clooney on a date?

hugh bonneville: i would want to teach him some table manners.

****18:25:12 ls: you know George is on a date tonight for charity so I

wanted to ask what would you do with George on a date?

Gc: he is a Frenchman you know.

Ls: what would you two do on a date? Return to index of stories...


COMPANIES REVEAL DATA REQUESTS-TRX-VO


YAHOO, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK.

SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES ONLINE. ARE FORCED TO HAND OVER INFORMATION TO THE GOVERNMENT.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY ARE SHARING SPECIFIC DETAILS ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE BEING WATCHED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF LAST YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT ASKED FOR DATA THAT INVOLVED ABOUT 30-THOUSAND YAHOO ACCOUNTS. 15-THOUSAND MICROSOFT ACCOUNTS. NINE-THOUSAND GOOGLE ACCOUNTS. AND FIVE-THOUSAND AT FACEBOOK.

SO FAR, THE COMPANIES ONLY GOT THE GREEN LIGHT TO SHARE SOME DETAILS.

THEY HAVE TO FILE LAWSUITS TO GET THE O-K ON WHO EXACTLY IS BEING INVESTIGATED, OR WHAT INFORMATION THE GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


DO NOT CLICK ON LINK-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. A WARNING ABOUT A VIRUS, LURKING IN YOUR EMAIL.

THE SUBJECT MAY READ "PASSING OF YOUR FRIEND".

THE LINK INSIDE RESEMBLES THE WEBSITE. OF AN ACTUAL FUNERAL HOME IN TEXAS.

BUT IT'S A FRAUD, ACCORDING TO SNOPES DOT COM.

AND IF YOU CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK. IT WILL TAKE YOU TO A ZIP FILE. OPEN THAT AND YOU'LL UNLEASH A TROJAN VIRUS. Return to index of stories...


NEW TABLETS-VOTOPS


A NEW LINE OF TABLETS. COMING OUT IN ABOUT A WEEK.

SAMSUNG CALLS THEM "PRO" TABLETS.

THEY DEBUT NEXT THURSDAY.

SOME HAVE SCREENS MEASURING 12 POINT TWO INCHES DIAGONALLY. LARGER THAN OTHER FULL-SIZE TABLETS.

THAT EXTRA SIZE MEANS THEY CAN DISPLAY FOUR APPS ON THE SAME SCREEN AT ONE TIME.

THE COMPANY STARTED TAKING PRE-ORDERS ON TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


WE HAVE NEW DETAILS. ON PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S DEATH.

POLICE ARE NOW PIECING TOGETHER THE ACTOR'S FINAL HOURS.

AND FOUR PEOPLE ARE ARRESTED AFTER A DRUG RAID.

WE'LL TELL WHAT HOFFMAN TESTED NEGATIVE FOR IN HIS AUTOPSY REPORT.

NATS OF PERFORMANCE

THE RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS. ARE UNDER FIRE. FOR NOT PLUGGING IN AT THE SUPER BOWL.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ6A HOFFMAN INVESTIGATION AUTOPSY-VO


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TZ6 B RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS RESPONDS TO CRITICS-N


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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 INVESTIGATION AUTOPSY-TRX-2-SHOT VO


UNDER ARREST.

FOUR PEOPLE CONNECTED TO THE DRUGS. IN PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN'S APARTMENT.

IN THE RAID.POLICE RECOVERED 350 BAGGIES, OFTEN USED FOR DRUGS.

POLICE ARE ALSO NOW PIECING TOGETHER, THE ACTOR'S FINAL HOURS.

THEY SAY HOFFMAN WITHDREW 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS. IN SIX ATM TRANSACTIONS IN ABOUT AN HOUR---

THE DAY BEFORE HE WAS FOUND DEAD WITH A SYRINGE IN HIS ARM.

HOFFMAN WAS FOUND, IN HIS FOURTH-FLOOR MANHATTAN APARTMENT SUNDAY.

AUTOSPY RESULTS SHOW HOFFMAN TESTED NEGATIVE FOR THE POWERFUL ADDITIVE FENTANYL THAT'S BEEN LINKED TO 22 SUSPECTED OVERDOSE DEATHS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA. Return to index of stories...


ACTOR DEAD-OC


. WE'RE SADLY REPORTING.

A BELOVED ACTOR HAS DIED.

RICHARD BULL

BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ROLL AS *NELS OLSON. ON LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRE. PASSED AWAY MONDAY IN CALIFORNIA.

COMPLICATIONS FROM PNEUMONIA.

HE WAS 89. Return to index of stories...


KE$HA EXTENDS TREATMENT-VO


SINGER KE$HA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO CANCEL A SPRING TOUR--- TO CONTINUE FOCUSING ON HER HEALTH.

THE 25-YEAR-OLD SAID SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SHOWS, BUT DOCTORS ADVISED HER OTHERWISE.

LAST MONTH, KE$HA ENTERED TREATMENT FOR ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA.

KE$HA'S MOTHER HAS PUBLICLY BLAMED HER MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR BULLYING HER ABOUT HER WEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS RESPONDS TO CRITICS-VO


THE HALF-TIME PERFORMANCE AT THE SUPER BOWL, IS THE MAIN EVENT.

BUT THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. DID NOT PLUG IN THEIR INSTRUMENTS.

NOW THE BAND IS CONFIRMING. IT WASN'T A COMPLETELY LIVE PERFORMANCE.

BASSIST "FLEA" SAYS. IT'S THEIR GENERAL POLICY TO NOT "MIME" PERFORMANCES.

BUT THE N-F-L MADE IT CLEAR, THEY HAD TO DO IT THAT WAY.

SO THEY PRE-RECORDED THE INSTRUMENTS. FOR THEIR SONG "GIVE IT AWAY" -- BUT HAD LIVE VOCALS.

FLEA SAYS IT WAS BETTER, NOT PRETEND IT WAS LIVE. Return to index of stories...


KATY PERRY MOST FOLLOWED OF TWITTER-TRX-VOTOPS


KATY PERRY IS OFFICIALLY THE QUEEN OF TWITTER.

THE SINGER HAS NOW TOPPED *50 MILLION* FOLLOWERS.

PERRY SHOT PAST JUSTIN BIEBER BACK IN NOVEMBER.

THE BIEBS' HAS JUST ABOVE 49 MILLION FOLLOWERS WHICH PUTS HIM AT SECOND ON THE LIST OF MOST FOLLOWERS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS THIRD WITH 41.2 MILLION.

PERRY TOOK THE 50-MILLION MILESTONE IN STRIDE -- TWEETING IT WAS A "REGULAR DAY AT THE OFFICE." Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) NFM DEADLY FIRE-VOTOPS


ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A FIRE AT OLD ABANDONED MOTEL ON LAUREL DRIVE AND NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL.

INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO THE PERSON IS.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS ON SCENE.

ABC SEVEN IS DIGGING INTO WHAT CAUSED THE EARLY MORNING FIRE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VOTOPS


A MOTORCYLCIST FALLS 30 FEET, FRONT THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THE MAN INVOLED IN THE CRASH WAS 25 YEAR OLD RUSTIN EUGENE DAY OF CAPE CORAL.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTED THE MOTORCYCLIST HAD DIED.

BUT WE JUST RECEIEVED AN UPDATE REPORT FROM THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT TOLD US HE'S ALIVE.

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TS3) CAPE CORAL RECOUNT DAY TWO-VOTOPS


FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN IS GEARING UP FOR DAY TWO TO RECOUNT BALLOTS.

HE'S TRYING TO PROVE HE SHOULD STILL HAVE HIS POSITION FOR HIS TRIAL.

SO FAR HE'S RECOUNTED NEARLY 15-HUNDRED EARLY VOTING BALLOTS.

HE LOST THE NOVEMBER ELECTION TO MARNI SAWICKI BY 121 VOTES.

THE TRIAL IS SET TO START NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


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