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DIRECTORS PAGE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP
HL1) HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-VO-WIPE LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS WIPE
HL2) SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-VO-WIPE LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO
HL3) WOMEN DOCTOR VISITS-VO-WIPE MIDPOINT CRASH VICTIM-CLIP OC VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP FL INMATE ESCAPES-OC VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-OC VO
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT OLYMPICS START TODAY-CLIP VOTOPS 2SHOT
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-CLIP VOTOPS SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-2SHOT VO
HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-CLIP VOTOPS DEBT CEILING DEADLINE-OC VO
HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-SOTVO DISTRICT 19 NEW CANDIDATE-OC SS CG
OLYMPICS START TODAY-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP VO-FULL LAKE O RELEASES-OC VO
SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-2SH-VO-POP VO-FULL PUNTA GORDA SEA WALL DAMAGE-OC VO
DISTRICT 19 NEW CANDIDATE-CLIP SSTOPS CG STUDENT ASSIGNMENT ORIENTATION-OC
CAPE FSA MEETING-OC VO-WIPE STUDENTS STAY HAPPY-OC NATVO
CAPE FSA MEETING-SOTVO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
CAPE MODEL HOME-OC VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
GOLF COURSE DECISION-VOTOPS STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
GOLF COURSE DECISION-SOTVO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
MANGROVES DESTROYED-OC VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-OC SS VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO I 75 CLOSURE-SSTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-REM2
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL LIVE SHOT-VO
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-REM2
PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
BONITA DOG PARK APPROVED-OC VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS COOKIE COTT-OC VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL CVS NO TOBACCO-OC VO
THURSDAY WINTER WX-CLIP VOTOPS RUBIO CVS-CGTOPS
FLIGHTS WINTER STORM-VOTOPS YOGA MAT CHEMICAL IN SUBWAY-OC VO
FLIGHTS RSW-VOTOPS BIGGEST LOSER LOSES TOO MUCH-OC VO
MISSING FL FAMILY FOUND IN TEXAS~SCRIPT-OC VO VALENTINES INSURANCE-OC VO
TIFFANY SESSIONS BREAK-OC SS VO COST OF DOGS-OC VO
HOFFMAN VIGIL-OC VO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW-2SHOT
HEROIN ARRAIGNMENTS-OC VO HEX YOUR EX-2SH SS
CLEAVA LAWSUIT-OC VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
BREASTFEEDING MOM BOOTED-OC VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
WOMEN DOCTOR VISITS AFTER BIRTH-VOTOPS TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
POSSIBLE LARGEST SNAKE-OC VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
SAVED BY SINGING FISH-OC VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-SOTVO TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG OLYMPIC MEDALS ARRIVE-2SH VO
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS OLYMPICS RECORD-2SHOT
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS TS 1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 2) MIDPOINT CRASH VICTIM-VOTOPS-WIPE
JAY LENO LAST SHOW-OC VO TS 3) SEX OFFENDER HOMELESS CAMP-VOTOPS-WIPE
GI JOE TURNS 50-3SHOT TS 4) OLYMPICS START TODAY-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 5) SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6) LEE COUNTY STUDENTS HAPPY-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS FINAL WEATHER
HL1) LAKE O RELEASES-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL2) CHEMICAL SUBWAY-VO-WIPE END TIME
HL3) BIGGEST LOSER LOSES TOO MUCH-VO-WIPE  


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-VO-WIPE


TIME IS TICKING FOR A TRESPASSING GROUP. STAYING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

LIVING CLOSE TO A SCHOOL. IF THEY GO ANY CLOSER. THEY COULD BE BREAKING THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-VO-WIPE


AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES. UNDERWAY TODAY.

BUT THE EVENT IS TAINTED BY A POSSIBLE TERROR THREAT. FOUND in TOOTHPAST TUBES. Return to index of stories...


HL3) WOMEN DOCTOR VISITS-VO-WIPE


PLUS -

NEW MOMS. YOU'RE BUSY WITH YOUR BABY!

BUT DOCTORS SAY THERE'S ONE IMPORTANT THING MOST WOMEN AREN'T DOING. THAT'S VITAL TO THEIR HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SHOT


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

I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

TODAY. SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. ON A DEATH INVESTIGATION. IN LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

WHO IS IT?

AND HOW DID IT HAPPEN?

THOSE ARE THE TWO BIG HOLES. INVESTIGATORS NEED TO FILL IN TODAY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-CLIP VOTOPS


HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.

A BODY. WAS FOUND IN AN AREA OF LEHIGH ACRES WEDNESDAY. WHERE NEIGHBORS TELL US THE HOMELESS HANG OUT.

INVESTIGATORS CONFIRM THIS PERSON SUFFERED INJURIES. BUT ARE LABELING THIS INCIDENT. A DEATH INVESTIGATION.

MEANWHILE. WORKING OUR SOURCES HERE AT ABC-7. OTHERS TELL US. It'S A HOMICIDE.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORTER OUT IN THE FIELD THIS MORNING. WORKING TO GET THE LATEST DETAILS ON THIS STORY.

STICK WITH US FOR THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-CLIP VOTOPS


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

THEY'RE TRESPASSING. AND THEIR TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

FORT MYERS POLICE CITED, SIX PEOPLE FOR BEING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY.

TURNS OUT. SOME OF THE THEM ARE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS. AND THEY'RE JUST A HALF MILE FROM, COLONIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

POLICE FOUND THE HOMELESS GROUP. LIVING IN A WOODED AREA. OFF OF VERONICA SHOEMAKER. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-SOTVO


Taryn Peden/ Neighbor - "It really makes you think about when you come in and out of your house. We're right on the corner, so close by."

NOW THE GROUP HAS UNTIL TUESDAY. TO LEAVE.

IF OFFICERS FIND THEM THERE AGAIN. THEY CAN BE ARRESTED.

UNDER FLORIDA LAW. A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER CANNOT BE WITHIN A THOUSAND FEET OF SCHOOL.

THOSE IN THIS GROUP, DID *NOT* VIOLATE LAW. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS START TODAY-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP VO-FULL


THIS MORNING. THEY'RE HERE. AND IN FULL FORCE.

AN EARLY START FOR THE SOCHI OLYMPIC. EVEN BEFORE THE OPENING CEREMONY.

THE EXTRA TIME NEEDED. COMES FROM BRAND NEW EVENTS.

A TOTAL OF 12. SINCE THE 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS.

WE WON'T SEE AMERICAN STAR SHAUN WHITE IN THE MEN'S SNOWBOARD SLOPE STYLE QUALIFYING RUNS. HAPPENING TODAY. BECAUSE OF COURSE COMPLICATIONS. *WHITE* THINKS. COULD CAUSE INJURY.

ALSO HAPPENING TODAY. WOMEN'S QUALIFYING RUNS. AND WOMEN'S MOGULS FREESTYLE SKIING EVENTS.

THOSE WILL BE THE FIRST MEDALS, AWARDED SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-2SH-VO-POP VO-FULL


BUT IT'S NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES. A NEW TERROR WARNING SURFACES FOR AMERICAN ATHLETES AND FANS IN SOCHI RUSSIA.

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO TOOTHPASTE.

NEW INTELLIGENCE REPORTS. SAY TERRORISTS COULD TRY TO SMUGGLE *BOMBS*.

ONBOARD PLANES IN TUBES OF TOOTHPASTE.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES SAY THE POTENTIAL THREAT IS NOT NECESSARILY DIRECTED AT AMERICANS.

IT DOES APPLY TO ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS INTO RUSSIA DURING THE GAMES. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 NEW CANDIDATE-CLIP SSTOPS CG


BACK IN FLORIDA. HOPING TO REPRESENT YOU IN THE 19TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT. IS GERALD GALLAGHER.

THE LATEST CANDIDATE. TO ANNOUNCE HIS RUN.

HE'S A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER. FROM PHILADELPHIA, AND LIVES IN NAPLES.

HE'S A VIETNAM VET.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE FULL LIST. OF REPUBLICANS PLANNING TO RUN. IN APRIL'S SPECIAL PRIMARY.

GALLAGHER IS NUMBER SEVEN.

THE WINNER FACES TWO OTHER CANDIDATES. IN THE SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION, IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FSA MEETING-OC VO-WIPE


FINANCIALLY UNSTABLE.

THAT'S WHAT THE CITY MANAGER IS CALLING CAPE CORAL THIS MORNING.

AND IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE SUPREME COURT.

IF IT DECIDES TO CHALLENGE THE LEGALITY OF THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT. THE CITY WILL BE STARING AT A 12 MILLION DOLLAR SHORTFALL!

RIGHT NOW. CAPE CORAL DOESN'T HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FSA MEETING-SOTVO


John Szerlag/Cape Coral City Manager

39:59- 40:11 "We have nothing budgeted for the balance of the paving this year. Nothing budgeted for vehicle, equipment or maintenance. We fund our capital upon failure only and that's not a very good practice."

THE CITY MANAGER SAYS THE ORGINAL *F-S-A* PLAN CAN SAVE CAPE CORAL 190 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS.

THAT IS ABOUT 60 DOLLARS EVERY YEAR FOR YOU. DEPENDING ON YOUR PROPERTY.

BUT YOU STILL HAVE A SAY.

APPEALS CAN BE FILED UNTIL FEBRUARY 10TH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MODEL HOME-OC VO


ALSO IN THE CAPE. MODEL HOUSES. ARE MAKING A COMEBACK.

SINCE 2011,THEY'VE DOUBLED.

NOW. THE CITY COUNCIL ADDED ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD.

SOME LIKE THE GROWTH.

OTHERS DON'T LIKE THE IDEA. OF STRANGERS INVADING THEIR SPACE. OFF SOUTHWEST 28TH PLACE.

DEVELOPERS SAY THEY WILL WORK WITH RESIDENTS. TO MAKE SURE THE NEW HOUSES DON'T VIOLATE PRIVACY. Return to index of stories...


GOLF COURSE DECISION-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE CITY COUNCIL IS WORKING TO BUY AN OLD GOLF COURSE. THEY SAY IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.

THE GOLF CLUB ON WILDWOOD PARKWAY HAS BEEN AN OVER-GROWN EYESORE FOR ALMOST EIGHT YEARS.

CAPE LEADERS DON'T WANT TO SEE IT GO TO ANYONE ELSE. Return to index of stories...


GOLF COURSE DECISION-SOTVO


Carl Veaux/Urging the City of Cape Coral to Buy Golf Course

41:35- 41:46 "if somebody else buys it they're going to put a golf course there and it's going to scare the eagles and all the bears have taken up refuge there and gophers, tortoise and the burrowing mouse."

THE PRICE TO BUY IT WILL BE ABOUT TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

AND THAT'S PRELIMINARY.

THE CURRENT OWNER SAYS OTHERS ARE INTERESTED. Return to index of stories...


MANGROVES DESTROYED-OC VO


IN PUNTA GORDA. CITY LEADERS COULD TAKE LEGAL ACTION, AGAINST A CONTRACTOR. THEY HIRED TO FIX FLOODING DOWNTOWN.

*QUALITY ENTERPRISES* WAS HIRED TO INSTALL LARGE PIPES. BETWEEN MARION AVENUE AND THE HARBOR WALKWAY.

FEMA GIVING MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE WORK.

BUT THE CONTRACTOR CUT DOWN, WAY TOO MANY MANGROVE TREES, IN THE PROCESS.

THE MANGROVES ARE PROTECTED. BECAUSE THEY ACT AS STORM BARRIER.

NOW FEMA IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-OC SS VO


SETTING FIRES AND FLOODS. ON PURPOSE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE PEOPLE STAGED PHONY MISCHIEF AT HOUSES. THEN POCKETED THE INSURANCE PAYOUTS.

ONE CASE HAPPENED AT A HOUSE ON EAST TENTH STREET IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TWO PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTORS RECRUITED HOMEOWNERS TO STAGE KITCHEN AND VEHICLE FIRES -- OR FLOODING.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY STOLE NEARLY 8 MILLION DOLLARS THROUGH FALSE INSURANCE CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IF YOU'RE STILL SIGNING UP FOR OBAMA CARE

4 MISTAKES THAT WILL COST YOU.

--MAKE SURE YOUR DOCTOR IS IN YOUR NETWORK

--DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE--IT'S MARCH 31. YOU'LL PAY A PENALTY

--REPORT YOUR INCOME CORRECTLY.

--YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR ASSISTANCE

--OR IF YOU LOWBALL. YOU'LL PAY MORE IN TAXES NEXT YEAR

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6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S COLD & FLU SEASON

ALLERGIES BAD HERE

NOW THE LOW DOWN.

ON OVER THE COUNTER MEDS

DO THEY REALLY WORK?

-DECONGESTANTS. YES THEY WORK BUT. IF YOU CAN BUY IT WITHOUT SHOWING AND ID. DON'T NOT STRONG ENOUGH.

-VITAMIN C IN MEGA DOSES --AIRBORNE, EMERGENCY.NO EVIDENCE REDUCES SEVERITY.BUT DOESN'T HURT

--EXPECTORANTS--MUCINEX.THEY HELP BUT DRINK MORE WATER IS SAME EFFECT.

--ANTIHISTIMINES. YES THEY WORK TO TREAT SYMPTOMS.

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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BONITA DOG PARK APPROVED-OC VO


A NEW PARK FOR MAN'S BEST FRIEND.

BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE PLANS FOR A NEW DOG PARK. AT A COST OF 390-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THAT'S 90-THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THAN THE ORIGINAL PLAN.

IT'S A 17 ACRE PROPERTY ON EAST TERRY STREET.

IT WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. BUT WEDNESDAY'S COUNCIL MEETING APPROVED THE ADDITIONAL MONEY.

THE PARK IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


THURSDAY WINTER WX-CLIP VOTOPS


UP NORTH. IT SEEMS THEY JUST CAN'T CATCH A BREAK.

ONCE AGAIN TOLEDO, OHIO HAS BEEN HIT HARD.

THE AREA IS SEEING A HALF FOOT. TO ABOUT NINE INCHES OF SNOW!

NEXT. THAT ARCTIC AIR WILL BE MOVING IN WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE SINGLE DIGITS.

THIS WEEKEND. THERE IS A CHANCE OF MORE SNOW. AND HIGHS OF LESS THAN TEN DEGREES. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHTS WINTER STORM-VOTOPS


TODAY IS EXPECTED TO BE A VAST IMPROVEMENT FOR AIR TRAVELERS.

AFTER THE SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN. FORCED AIRLINES TO CANCEL ABOUT 29-HUNDRED FLIGHTS. IN THE NORTHEAST AND MIDWEST WEDNESDAY.

IT WAS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE DAY. BAD WEATHER SNARLED AIR TRAFFIC. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHTS RSW-VOTOPS


THAT IMPROVED AIRWAY OUTLOOK IS TRUE FOR FLYERS TO AND FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TODAY.

WE CHECKED AND THERE AREN'T ANY REAL DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS. FOR ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES THIS MORNING. THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

ONE FLIGHT TO ATLANTA WILL TAKE OFF ABOUT 20 MINUTES LATE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FL FAMILY FOUND IN TEXAS~SCRIPT-OC VO


THIS MORNING. A MISSING FLORIDA FAMILY OF FOUR, HAS BEEN FOUND.

THEY TURNED UP IN KADY, TEXAS.

A MOM, DAD, AND TWO KIDS. VANISHED FROM NEW PORT RICHEY. ALMOST ONE MONTH AGO.

THE DAD -- GARRETT BRUCE -- WAS ON HOME DETENTION, FOR D-U-I MANSLAUGHTER.

DEPUTIES SAY HE TOOK OFF HIS ANKLE MONITOR. SKIPPED A BAIL HEARING AND RAN OFF WITH HIS FAMILY.

EVERYONE IS OK.

IF CONVICTED, BRUCE NOW FACES THE POSSIBILITY OF UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON. *PLUS FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


TIFFANY SESSIONS BREAK-OC SS VO


AFTER A HALF-CENTURY OF NO ANSWERS --

THERE'S A BREAK IN THE CASE OF A MISSING FLORIDA GIRL.

TIFFANY SESSIONS VANISHED IN 19-89.

THIS MORNING THE ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL NAME SERIAL KILLER PAUL ROWLES --

AS THE PRIMARY SUSPECT IN HER CASE.

ROWLES WAS ALREADY IN JAIL.

FOR KILLING ANOTHER GIRL IN 1992.

HE DIED IN PRISON.

BUT INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOW CONNECTED HIM TO *SESSIONS*.

SHE WENT TO SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN GAINESVILLE. Return to index of stories...


HOFFMAN VIGIL-OC VO


ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE. TO REMEMBER, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN.

A PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE TOMORROW. WILL BE FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

HUNDREDS GATHERED WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY. FOR A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL.

THE 46-YEAR OLD ACTOR. WAS FOUND DEAD FROM A DRUG OVERDOSE. SUNDAY IN HIS APARTMENT.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL IS EXPECTED LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN ARRAIGNMENTS-OC VO


THIS MORNING WE'RE GETTING A LOOK AT THE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN THE INVESTIGATION. OF HOFFMAN'S DEATH.

THEY WERE ARRAIGNED IN A NEW YORK CITY COURTROOM ON DRUG CHARGES WEDNESDAY.

THE SUSPECTS' LAWYERS SAYING THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR'S DEATH.

ONE WAS CHARGED WITH HEROIN POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO SELL. WHICH IS A FELONY.

TWO MORE WERE CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANOR COCAINE POSSESSION.

THE FOURTH PERSON WAS NOT CHARGED BECAUSE PROSECUTORS SAY THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE HE HAD CONTROL OF THE DRUGS OR THE APARTMENT THEY WERE FOUND IN. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA LAWSUIT-OC VO


THIS MORNING. A NAPLES COUPLE. WILL TAKE ON A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY THEY SAY, STOLE THEIR IDEA.

MICHELLE DE SOUSA. SAYS IN 2007 SHE INVENTED THIS.

"THE CLEAVA."

IT LETS WOMEN COVER CLEAVAGE. WITHOUT A TANK TOP.

AS IT GAINED BUZZ - THE COMPANY ONTEL. REACHED OUT FOR SAMPLES.

SHE SENT THEM SAYING SHE HAD A PATENT.

MONTHS LATER "THE CAMI SECRET". POPPED UP ON SHELVES AND IN T-V ADS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE WILL HEAR THE CASE.

AND RULE ON WHO REALLY OWNS THE RIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING MOM BOOTED-OC VO


BOOTED FOR BREASTFEEDING.

IT HAPPENED IN AN ALABAMA COURTROOM.

JENNA HARRIS WAS WAITING FOR A COURT PROCEEDING. WHEN SHE STARTED BREASTFEEDING. SHE SAYS A STAFF MEMBER THREATENED TO ESCORT HER OUT IF SHE DIDN'T STOP.

SO SHE LEFT.

BUT ACCORDING TO ALABAMA CODE A MOTHER MAY BREASTFEED HER CHILD IN ANY LOCATION.

PUBLIC OR PRIVATE.

COURT OFFICERS SAY THEY DIDN'T BREAK ANY STATE LAWS.

BECAUSE THEY PROVIDED ANOTHER AREA FOR HER TO NURSE. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN DOCTOR VISITS AFTER BIRTH-VOTOPS


NOT GETTING ENOUGH CARE.

FEWER THAN HALF OF WOMEN. ATTEND THE RECOMMENDED DOCTOR VISITS, AFTER CHILDBIRTH.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SEE AN O-B-G-Y-N. SIX WEEK AFTER GIVING BIRTH.

BUT ONLY 50-PERCENT OF WOMEN WITH COMPLICATED PREGNANCIES. AND 44-PERCENT WITH REGULAR PREGNANCIES SAW THEIR O-B. Return to index of stories...


POSSIBLE LARGEST SNAKE-OC VO


IT MAY BE THE LARGEST PYTHON EVER CAUGHT IN FLORIDA.

TAKE A LOOK WITH ME.

IT WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A MAN WHO GETS RID OF PYTHONS FOR A LIVING.

WE'RE TALKING 18-FEET LONG. AND 150-POUNDS.

IT'S NOW HEADED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WHERE IT WILL BE STUDIED.

THE MASSIVE FEMALE WOULD BREAK THE RECORD FOR THE STATE'S LARGEST SNAKE BY SEVEN-INCHES. Return to index of stories...


SAVED BY SINGING FISH-OC VO


IT WAS A FISH. A FAKE FISH. THAT STOPPED THE TRACKS OF ONE BURGLAR. TRYING TO BREAK INTO A BAIT AND TACKLE SHOP.

THANKS TO "BIG MOUTH BILLY BASS". AND HIS RENDITION OF "TAKE ME TO THE RIVER,". THE MOTION ACTIVATED FISH GOT THE BEST OF THE BURGLAR IN MINNESOTA.

THE DOOR WAS DAMAGED. BUT NOTHING WAS STOLEN FROM THE BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


BACK TO SCHOOL TIME. FOR US!

THIS MORNING,

HISTORICAL "FACTS". THAT AREN'T TRUE.

SHAKESPEARE DID *NOT CREATE HAMLET. IT'S AN OLD STORY, FROM 1200 A.D.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, CREATED PEANUT BUTTER.

NOT TRUE. IT'S BEEN AROUND SINCE 950 B.C.

AND. NINJAS WEAR *DARK BLUE. NOT BLACK!

ALOS, VAN GOGH'S ROOMMATE PROBABLY CUT OFF HIS EARLOBE.

IN 30 MINUTES, MORE FALSE-FACTS. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-SOTVO


BILL NYE MADE A SPLASH THIS WEEK. DEBATING EVOLUTION. WITH A CREATIONIST.

IN A SURPRISE MOVE,

PAT ROBERTSON. CAME TO HIS DEFENSE ON "THE 700 CLUB."

"TO SAY IT CALL CAME ABOUT IN 6,000 YEARS IS NONSENSE. IT'S TIME WE COME OFF OF THAT STUFF AND SAY IT'S JUST NOT POSSIBLE."

ROBERTSON SAYS WE CAN'T DENY SCIENCE.

AND IF GOD WAS BEHIND THE BIG BANG. IT DOESN'T SHAKE HIS FAITH.

HOT ON FACEBOOK.

YOU'LL SEE IT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


BACK IN 2010 THE USC TROJANS OFFERED A FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP TO A YOUNG QUARTERBACK. NAMED DAVID SILLS. THE CATCH. HE WAS STILL IN 8TH GRADE. THE ONLY WAY HE COULD VISIT CAMPUS. IF HIS MOM DROPPED HIM OFF. BOTTOM LINE.. IF YOU'RE GOOD ENOUGH. THEY'LL FIND YOU. PLENTY OF GOOD TALENT TO BE FOUND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

LET'S START AT BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL.

BIG DAY FOR 4 COUGARS. INCLUDING DEFENSIVE LINEMAN. BRADY PALLANTE. WHO IS TAKING HIS BIG FRAME TO THE BIG HOUSE. AND WILL FOR THE MICHIGAN WOLVERINES.

OUR CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AT 12 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS TODAY.

TO SEE ALL 12. GO TO OUR WEBSITE ABC-7.COM. AND HEAR FROM SOME OF THESE GREAT YOUNG ATHLETES

THE LADIES WERE IN MELBOURNE TONIGHT FOR THE STATE SEMI FINALS. BUT RAN INTO A VERY TOUGH TRINITY CATHOLIC TEAM.

VIKINGS FALL 6-1. ENDING AN AWESOME RUN. AND ONE OF THE BEST SEASONS IN SCHOOL HISTORY.

IF YOU ARE SICK OF NICK SABAN AND THE CRIMSON TIDE..THAT IS TOO BAD. IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE EITHER ARE GOING AWAY ANY TIME SOON. ESPECIALLY SINCE ALABAMA SIGNED THE NUMBER ONE RECRUITING CLASS FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR.

NOT FAR BEHIND. THE FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

ACCORDING TO ESPN. FLORIDA STATE HAS THE NUMBER 3 RECRUITING CLASS IN THE NATION. SIGNING 29 PLAYERS INCLUDING 3 5 STAR RECRUITS.

NO SURPRISE. JIMBO FISHER LIKES THIS CLASS

THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE COMIING OFF THEIR WORST SEASON IN 32 YEARS. BUT THAT DID NOT HURT ON THE RECRUITING TRAIL.

THE GATORS HAD THE 6TH BEST CLASS IN THE NATION.

AND THAT INCLUDES. IMMOKALEE ALL AMERICAN. JC JACKSON. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". SUBWAY IS DROPPING THE *PLASTIC*

FROM ITS FRESH-BAKED BREAD.

THE CHAIN. RESPONDING TO A PETITION SIGNED BY 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE. IS

REMOVING A CHEMICAL USED IN EVERYTHING FROM YOGA MATS TO SHOE RUBBER. AND,

APPARENTLY, BREAD DOUGH.

ANHEUSER BUSCH SAYS IT'S NOT THROWING ITS USUAL, BIG BUDWEISER PARTIES IN

SOCHI, BECAUSE OF SECURITY CONCERNS.

MEANTIME, U-S OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SPONSOR A-T-&T IS CONDEMNING RUSSIA'S ANTI-

GAY LAW. THE COMPANY CALLS THE LAW HARMFUL TO A DIVERSE SOCIETY.

SHARES OF TWITTER COULD BE UNDER PRESSURE TODAY, FOLLOWING THE COMPANY'S

EARNINGS REPORT. ANALYSTS WERE DISAPPOINTED THAT MORE PEOPLE WEREN'T SIGNING

UP TO TWEET. TWITTER STOCK LOST OVER 17-PERCENT IN AFTER- HOURS TRADING.

AND COCA-COLA. GIVING SODA STREAM A RUN FOR ITS MONEY. COKE IS PARTNERING

WITH GREEN MOUNTAIN. MAKER OF THOSE SINGLE-SERVE "KEURIG" COFFEE MAKERS.

TO RELEASE ITS OWN MACHINE NEXT YEAR. ALLOWING YOU TO MAKE YOUR OWN COKE.

AT HOME!

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY. I'M JOHN MULLER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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JAY LENO LAST SHOW-OC VO


HE MAKES YOU LAUGH. NOW HE'S SAYING GOODBYE. ONCE AGAIN.

AFTER NEARLY 22 YEARS "TONIGHT SHOW" HOST. LENO WILL SIGN OFF FOR GOOD.

HE TOOK OVER FOR JOHNNY CARSON IN MAY 19-92. THEN BRIEFLY LEFT FIVE YEARS AGO.

HIS LAST GUEST WILL BE BILLY CRYSTAL. HIS FIRST GUEST IN 19-92.

THE "TONIGHT SHOW" WILL RETURN WITH ITS NEW HOST JIMMY FALLON. Return to index of stories...


GI JOE TURNS 50-3SHOT


AND GUESS WHO'S TURNING 50?

THE WORLD'S FIRST ACTION FIGURE. GI JOE.

THE TOY MAKER THAT INTRODUCED IT. JUST BEFORE THE VIETNAM WAR. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) LAKE O RELEASES-VO-WIPE


WE KNOW THEIR POOR SIDE EFFECTS.

BUT COULD THEY CONTINUE TO HAPPEN?

THIS MORNING. WHY LAKE OKEECHOBEE RELEASES ARE BACK AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


HL2) CHEMICAL SUBWAY-VO-WIPE


AND IT'S A CHEMICAL IN RUBBER. MAYBE EVEN YOR YOGA MAT.

AND THIS MORNING WE FIND OUT. IT'S IN YOUR SUBWAY LUNCH.

A BIG CHANGE. COMING TO THE CHAIN'S BREAD RECIPE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) BIGGEST LOSER LOSES TOO MUCH-VO-WIPE


AND SHE GOT THE TITLE OF "THE BIGGEST LOSER".

BUT NOW. A HEAVY RESPONSE IS CRITICIZING HER. FOR BEING *TOO* LIGHT.

THE DETAILS. AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP


A BODY AND BIKE. FOUND OFF LEE BOULEVARD IN LEHIGH.

NOW THIS MORNING. AN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

HOPING TO FIND OUT, WHO THE VICTIM IS. AND HOW. THEY DIED.

THANKSF OR JOINING US I'M CHANCE SEALES.

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


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS WIPE


THAT BODY WAS FOUND WEDNESDAY. WHERE NEIGHBORS TELL US, THE HOMELESS HANG OUT.

THE VICTIM SUFFERED INJURIES. BUT INVESTIGATORS WON'T EXPLAIN FURTHER.

THEY DO TELL US. IT'S A DEATH INVESTIGATION. BUT OUR SOURCES SAY It'S A HOMICIDE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


11:51-11:57 "If there is a murderer roaming the streets , it's makes me leery to ride my bike down the street."

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT.

COUNT ON US FOR A LIVE REPORT. COMING UP IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT CRASH VICTIM-CLIP OC VO


THIS MORNING. WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT THE CONDITION OF THE MOTORCYCLE RIDER WHO FELL 30 FEET. AFTER AN ACCIDENT IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE SAY 25 YEAR OLD *RUSTIN DAY* SLAMMED INTO A CAR. AS IT WAS HEADING WEST ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

*DAY* WAS THROWN FROM HIS BIKE AND RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL. IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

OFFICERS BELIEVE SPEEDING AND DRUGS OR ALCOHOL CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


FL INMATE ESCAPES-OC VO


RIGHT NOW. FLORIDA OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR AN INMATE. WHO TOOK OFF FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY JAIL, *STILL* IN HANDCUFFS.

THE INMATE'S ESCAPE. WAS ALL CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. 32 YEAR OLD, WILLIE HOLLIS. BOLTS OUT OF THE LOBBY AT THE JAIL.

ANOTHER CAMERA, OUTSIDE. CAPTURES HOLLIS RUNNING TO A CAR.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS DOING A STATE-WIDE MANHUNT. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-OC VO


TIME IS RUNNING OUT. UNTIL POLICE CAN ARREST THEM.

FORT MYERS POLICE CITED SIX PEOPLE.

FOR BEING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WEDNESDAY.

PLUS. SOME OF THE THEM ARE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS. AND THEY'RE JUST A HALF MILE FROM A COLONIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SOME SAY THE HOMELESS GROUP AND MANY MORE HAVE LIVED IN A WOODED AREA OFF OF VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS.

NOW THEY HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY. TO GET OUT. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS START TODAY-CLIP VOTOPS 2SHOT


THIS MORNING. THEY BEGIN.

ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. ARE READY TO START THE SOCHI OLYMPIC EVENTS. EVEN BEFORE THE OPENING CEREMONY.

IT'S EARLY, BECAUSE OF 12 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S EVENTS. SINCE THE 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS.

ON THE AGENDA TODAY. MENS SLOPESTYLE SNOW BOARD QUALIFIERS.

AND. WOMEN'S QUALIFYING RUNS. AND WOMEN'S MOGULS FREESTYLE SKIING EVENTS.

BUT ANOTHER OLYMPIC HEADLINE THIS MORNING. ISN'T SO POSITIVE. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-2SHOT VO


A NEW TERROR WARNING SURFACES FOR AMERICAN ATHLETES AND FANS IN SOCHI RUSSIA.

NEW INTELLIGENCE REPORTS---- TERRORISTS COULD TRY TO SMUGGLE *BOMBS* ONBOARD PLANES IN TUBES OF TOOTHPASTE.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES SAY THE POTENTIAL THREAT IS NOT NECESSARILY DIRECTED AT AMERICANS.

THE WARNING IS FOR *ALL* INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS INTO RUSSIA DURING THE GAMES. Return to index of stories...


DEBT CEILING DEADLINE-OC VO


WE'RE ABOUT TO HIT THE DEBT CEILING AGAIN - THE DATE WHEN AMERICA, WON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY ITS BILLS.

THIS TIME, CONSERVATIVES ARE DETERMINED TO GET SOMETHING IN EXCHANGE. FOR AGREEING TO ANOTHER LOAN.

TOMORROW IS THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE. AND THEY WANT TO SEE THE BUDGET BALANCED.

DEMOCRATS FEAR. THE DEBATE COULD DRAG ON FOR TOO LONG.

LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES AGREE. WE DO HAVE TO RAISE THE LIMIT. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 NEW CANDIDATE-OC SS CG


A SEVENTH REPUBLICAN. ADDS HIS NAME TO THE RUNNING LIST OF CANDIDATES. HOPING TO REPLACE CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

GERALD GALLAGHER IS A RETIRED POLICE OFFICER FROM PHILADELPHIA AND LIVES IN NAPLES.

HE'S ALSO A VIETNAM VETERAN.

HERE IS A LOOK AT EVERYONE RUNNING IN APRIL'S SPECIAL PRIMARY.

THE G-O-P TO WIN THAT WILL FACE TWO OTHER CANDIDATES IN THE SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O RELEASES-OC VO


ABC7 IS LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. ALREADY STARTED RELEASING WATER FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

YOU MAY REMEMBER LAST SUMMER. *MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF FRESH WATER WERE SENT FLOWING INTO OUR WATERWAYS. MAKING OUR WATER MURKEY.

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SAYS DUE TO THE RECENT RAIN. THE LAKE IS RISING

AND IT WANTS TO GET AHEAD. BEFORE ANOTHER LONG AND EXCESSIVE WET SEASON ARRIVES. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA SEA WALL DAMAGE-OC VO


PUNTA GORDA. *JUST* FOUND *MORE* DAMAGE TO ITS SEAWALLS.

LAST SUMMER'S HEAVY RAIN COLLAPSED HUNDREDS OF SEAWALLS.

THAT EQUATES TO *MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REPAIRS.

CITY ENGINEERS TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT ONE SECTION IN LAISHLEY PARK.

IF THEY DON'T TAKE CARE OF IT SOON. THEY SAY IT WILL CRUMBLE INTO CHARLOTTE HARBOR.

ENGINEERS ASKED COUNCIL FOR AN EMERGENCY THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX IT. Return to index of stories...


STUDENT ASSIGNMENT ORIENTATION-OC


TONIGHT IS THE FIRST OF SIX. STUDENT ASSIGNMENT ORIENTATIONS SESSIONS. IN LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

IT'S FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS.

IT'S TONIGHT AT 6 PM. AT LEHIGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

THE SECOND ONE. SAME SCHOOL. FRIDAY AT SEVEN THIRTY. Return to index of stories...


STUDENTS STAY HAPPY-OC NATVO


LEE COUNTY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE TRYING A NEW WAY. TO STAY HAPPY!

nats of song "happy"

CHECK OUT THIS MUSIC VIDEO.

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

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

THEY SAY STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE VIDEOS FROM THE DISTRICT. MORE INFORMATIONAL THAN MUSICAL. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


TRENDING ON FACEBOOK

FUN WITH FOOD

AND WITH THE OLYPMICS.

SOME PATRIOTIC SPIRIT

FOOD FLAGS

MADE OUT OF THAT COUNTRY'S TRADITIONAL FOODS

SO AMERICA IF WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.WE'RE HOTDOGS

ITALY PASTA

GREECE OLIVES & FETA

NOW I'M HUNGRY

CHECK IT OUT ON FACEBOOK Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


THIS ONE IS STEAMY

MEN HAVE VIAGRA.

NOW THE "O SHOT" FOR WOMEN

ESTIMATED 50 MILLION WOMEN HAVE TROUBLE FEELING GOOD

NEW SHOT.

USES WOMAN'S OWN PLATELETS

TO REJUVINATE.

GROW NEW CELLS

FEEL BETTER

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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I 75 CLOSURE-SSTOPS


ANOTHER TRAFFIC ALERT THIS MORNING. FOR I-75 COMMUTERS.

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING. FROM ALICO ROAD TO DANIELS PARKWAY.

IT STARTS AT 11PM AND GOES TIL 5 AM. WHILE CREWS INSTALL BRIDGE BEAMS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT


INVESTIGATORS THIS MORNING TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW A MAN ENDED UP DEAD IN A LEHIGH ACRES NEIGHBORHOOD.

ALL WE KNOW RIGHT NOW IS THE MANS BODY WAS "INJURED."

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND--- WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED SAM? Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-REM2


THIS FIELD IS WHERE INVESTIGATORS LOOKED FOR CLUES MOST OF THE DAY. JUST OFF TO THE SIDE HERE IS WHERE SEVERAL HOMELESS PEOPLE LIVE. BUT THEY TELL US THEY DIDNT KNOW WHO THIS MAN WAS. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-VO


THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT SAYING THIS IS A DEATH INVESTIGATION, RATHER THAN A HOMICIDE, BUT THAT COULD CHANGE IN THE COMING HOURS.

AN AUTOPSY WILL REVEAL EXACTLY HOW HE DIED.

THIS IS VIDEO OF INVESTIGATORS EXAMINING THE INJURED BODY. THEY SPENT MOST OF THE DAY HERE BUT THEY PROVIDED FEW ANSWERS TO OUR QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-REM2


WE CONTINUE ASKING QUESTIONS TO FIGURE OUT THE TRUTH OF EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED HERE AND WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT WE FIND LATER THIS MORNING.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES SAM SWEENEY ABC7. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


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.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


COOKIE COTT-OC VO


WHEN THE GIRL SCOUT TRIES TO SELL YOU THIN MINTS. AN ANTI-ABORTION RIGHTS ORGANIZATION WANTS YOU TO PASS.

PRO-LIFE WISCONSIN SENT A LETTER TO ITS MEMBERS SAYING GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA PUSHES PRO-ABORTION AGENDAS.

THE LETTER ALSO CLAIMS ONLY 15 PERCENT OF THE MONEY FROM COOKIE SALES GOES TO THE LOCAL TROOP.

THE REST GOES TO THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS.

BOTH SIDES SAY ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE --

SHOULD TAKE IT UP WITH THE ADULTS AND *NOT* THE CHILDREN OUT SELLING COOKIES. Return to index of stories...


CVS NO TOBACCO-OC VO


A BIG TALKER THIS MORNING. CVS IS KICKING THE HABIT.

THE PHARMACY CHAIN. PLANS TO STOP SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN OCTOBER.

THE MOVE WILL COST IT TWO BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. IN LOST REVENUE.

BUT IT WANTS TO SUPPORT THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF ITS CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO CVS-CGTOPS


FLORIDA REPUBLICAN SENATOR MARCO RUBIO. SENT OUT A TWEET RESPONSE.

HE WROTE -QUOTE- "MANY OF THE SAME PEOPLE APPLAUDING #CVS FOR NOT SELLING TOBACCO ARE OK WITH MAKING IT EASIER TO BUY AND SMOKE POT. HASHTAG MAKES NO SENSE." Return to index of stories...


YOGA MAT CHEMICAL IN SUBWAY-OC VO


SUBWAY IS TAKING A CONTROVERSIAL CHEMICAL OUT OF ITS BREAD.

AND THIS IS SHOCKING.

YOU FIND THAT SAME CHEMICAL IN YOGA MATS AND SHOE RUBBER.

THIS STARTED WHEN A PROMINENT FOOD BLOGGER LAUNCHED A PETITION. ASKING THE SANDWICH CHAIN TO STOP USING THE INGREDIENT.

OTHERS USE IT TOO.

KRAFT.

CHICK-FIL-A.

BUT SUBWAY AGREED WITH THE CHANGE. SAYING IT IMPROVES THEIR RECIPE ANYWAY. Return to index of stories...


BIGGEST LOSER LOSES TOO MUCH-OC VO


THE POINT OF THE SHOW. IS TO LOSE THE MOST WEIGHT. BUT NOW ONE STAR IS GETTING CRITICISM. THEY LOST *TOO MUCH.

THE WINNER OF "THE BIGGEST LOSER". RACHEL FREDERICKSON. SHED 60 PERCENT OF HER WEIGHT.

DROPPING *155 POUNDS* --

STUNNED VIEWERS ON TWITTER SAYING IT'S SCARY. AND IT'S NOT A GOOD IMPRESSION TO MAKE ON YOUNG GIRLS.

AT FIVE-FIVE, 105 POUNDS. HER B-M-I IS 17-AND-A-HALF.

THE C-D-C NOW CONSIDERS THAT "UNDERWEIGHT." Return to index of stories...


VALENTINES INSURANCE-OC VO


IF DIAMONDS ARE THE PLAN FOR YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY THIS YEAR.

DON'T FORGET. THE INSURANCE.

YOU'LL NEED A FEW THINGS. LIKE THE RECEIPT AND AN APPRAISAL, DEPENDING ON THE VALUE. ACCORDING TO THE INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE.

GET TWO COPIES. ONE FOR YOUR INSURER AND ONE FOR YOURSELF.

MOST HOMEOWNER'S POLICIES DO COVER JEWELRY. BUT MANY LIMIT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT. Return to index of stories...


COST OF DOGS-OC VO


OR HOW ABOUT. A PUPPY?

WHETHER YOU PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO A BREEDER.

OR RESCUE A DOG FROM A SHELTER, THERE ARE COSTS TO CONSIDER.

FIRST YEAR COSTS. FOR START-UP SUPPLIES, FOOD, TOYS, AND VET CARE. CAN RUN 13-HUNDRED TO 18-DOLLARS.

AFTER THAT, FOOD AND SUPPLIES WILL RUN ABOUT 800-DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW-2SHOT


BUT IF IT'S A ROMANTIC EVENING OUT YOU WANT ON THE MENU.

YOU BETTER MAKE THOSE RESERVATIONS PRONTO!

NOT ONLY IS VALENTINE'S DAY JUST ABOUT A WEEK OUT.

IT'S ALSO ON A FRIDAY!

AND WEEKEND NIGHTS BRING IN RESTAURANTS' BIGGEST CROWDS.

I'VE GOT A LINK TO A GREAT EVENT I'M HOSTING BENEFITING VETERANS ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


HEX YOUR EX-2SH SS


IF YOU'RE FEELING A LITTLE SOUR. ABOUT THIS YEAR'S HOLIDAY OF LOVE. WE MIGHT KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU.

THIS VALENTINES DAY. A LONDON STORE IS HELPING YOU "HEX YOUR EX."

THEY WILL MAKE YOU A VOODOO DOLL.

CUSTOMERS START BY EMAILING IN A PICTURE OF THEIR EX.

THE COMPANY MAKES THE DOLL. COMPLETE WITH A RANGE OF FIVE HEXES, PRINTED ON IT.

GIVING YOU THE TARGET POINTS. TO INFLICT PAIN ON YOUR FORMER FLAME.

IT'S $32 BUCKS. PLUS SHIPPING ACROSS THE POND.

WE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE.

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530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


LET'S GET TO THE FACTS. THAT AREN'T TRUE!

THESE ARE SURPRISING.

KING HENRY 8TH. WAS IN GREAT SHAPE AND VERY FRIENDLY. UNTIL GETTING LEG ULCERS, WHEN HE WAS OLD.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DIDN'T WANT A BALD EAGLE. OR TURKEY. AS THE NATIONAL SYMBOL.

HE LIKED MOSES, WITH AN OUTSTRETCHED ARM.

NEXT, EINSTEIN WAS A BRILLIANT STUDENT. BUT BAD GRADES, FOR TALKING BACK.

PLUS, MARIE ANTIONETTE *NEVER SAID "LET THEM EAT CAKE."

ANOTHER WOMAN SAID "LET THEM EAT BRIOCHE."

THE MORE YOU KNOW. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SELENA GOMEZ. IS A BIG HEADLINE TODAY.

SHE WENT TO REHAB.

WORD GOT OUT. AND NOW, LOTS OF QUESTIONS.

SHE WAS THERE FOR *TWO WEEKS, IN JANUARY.

HER TEAM SAYS -- NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.

BUT TMZ REPORTS. ALCOHOL, POT AND AMBIEN.

AND SHE GOT HOOKED ON THEM, BY HANGING WITH BIEBER.

HOT STORY THIS MORNING.

*GMA HAS NEW DETAILS, AT 7. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES.STARTING TODAY, WALMART IS OFFERING DEEP DISCOUNTS

ON TABLETS.

THE RETAILER IS CUTTING THE PRICE OF THE IPAD 2 BY 100-DOLLARS, FOR THE NEXT

MONTH. SOME MODELS COST AS LITTLE AS $299-DOLLARS. THE STORE IS ALSO

OFFERING 100-DOLLARS -- IF YOU TRADE IN YOUR OLD I-PAD.

THE NEW MUST-HAVE SMARTPHONE COULD BE CLOSER TO A DEBUT. THE NEW YORK TIMES

SAYS SAMSUNG'S 'GALAXY S-FIVE' WILL LIKELY BE UNVEILED LATER HIS MONTH. IT

IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A FASTER PROCESSOR AND IMPROVED CAMERA.

TESLA HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE TOP CAR BRANDS ON THE MARKET. THE ELECTRIC

CAR MAKER CAME IN FIFTH PLACE IN A NEW "CONSUMER REPORTS" SURVEY. LAST MAY,

THE MAGAZINE GAVE THE "TESLA MODEL S" ITS HIGHEST AUTOMOBILE SCORE.

AND FINALLY, GOOGLE GLASS IS GETTING A TEST RUN, BY THE NATION'S LARGEST

POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE N-Y-P-D CONFIRMS IT'S RECEIVED A FEW PAIRS OF THE

INTERNET-CONNECTED EYEWEAR. THEY ARE BEING CHECKED OUT, TO SEE IF THEY CAN

HELP COPS ON THE BEAT.

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


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP

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OLYMPIC MEDALS ARRIVE-2SH VO


HOTEL ROOMS. AND SLOPES. MAY NOT BE READY IN TIME FOR THE SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES. BUT AT LEAST THE PRECIOUS MEDALS ARE!

THE OFFICIAL OLYMPIC MEDALS ARRIVED IN SOCHI.

ALL 12-HUNDRED MEDALS WERE MADE BY A MOSCOW-BASED JEWELRY COMPANY. AND DESIGNED IN METAL AND GLASS.

35-HUNDRED ATHLETES WILL COMPETE FOR THEM.

THE GAMES RUN THROUGH FEBRUARY 23RD. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS RECORD-2SHOT


AND IN THAT TIME. THE OLYMPIC CITY IS CLAIMING A RECORD.

THE CHIEF ORGANIZER OF THE SOCHI OLYMPICS SAYS. 65 HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND RUSSIA'S FIRST WINTER OLYMPICS.

HE SAYS THAT'S MORE THAN FOR ANY OTHER WINTER GAMES. AND THREE TIMES THE NUMBER WHO VISITED VANCOUVER IN 2010. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS-WIPE


LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING AN AREA OF LEHIGH ACRES FOR ANSWERS AFTER A BODY WAS FOUND WEDNESDAY.

INVESTIGATORS CONFIRM THIS PERSON SUFFERED INJURIES. BUT AREN'T RELEASING WHAT THE INJURIES ARE.

ABC-7 SOURCES SAY It'S A HOMICIDE. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) MIDPOINT CRASH VICTIM-VOTOPS-WIPE


THIS MORNING. THE MOTORCYCLE RIDER WHO FELL 30 FEET IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. AFTER AN ACCIDENT IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE SAY 25 YEAR OLD *RUSTIN DAY* SLAMMED INTO A CAR. ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

OFFICERS BELIEVE SPEEDING AND DRUGS OR ALCOHOL CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) SEX OFFENDER HOMELESS CAMP-VOTOPS-WIPE


TIME IS RUNNING OUT. UNTIL POLICE CAN ARREST THEM.

FORT MYERS POLICE CITED SIX PEOPLE.

FOR BEING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WEDNESDAY.

PLUS. SOME OF THE THEM ARE REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS. AND THEY'RE JUST A HALF MILE FROM COLONIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THEY HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY. TO GET OUT. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) OLYMPICS START TODAY-VOTOPS-WIPE


ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER. ARE READY TO START THE SOCHI OLYMPIC EVENTS AHEAD OF THE OPENING CEREMONY.

IT'S EARLY, BECAUSE OF 12 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S EVENTS. SINCE THE 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS.

ON THE AGENDA TODAY. MENS SLOPESTYLE SNOW BOARD QUALIFIERS.

AND. WOMEN'S QUALIFYING RUNS. AND WOMEN'S MOGULS FREESTYLE SKIING EVENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) SOCHI TOOTHPASTE THREAT-VOTOPS-WIPE


A NEW TERROR WARNING SURFACES FOR AMERICAN ATHLETES AND FANS IN SOCHI RUSSIA.

NEW INTELLIGENCE REPORTS---- TERRORISTS COULD TRY TO SMUGGLE *BOMBS* ONBOARD PLANES IN TUBES OF TOOTHPASTE.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES SAY THE WARNING IS FOR *ALL* INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS INTO RUSSIA DURING THE GAMES. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) LEE COUNTY STUDENTS HAPPY-VOTOPS-WIPE


LEE COUNTY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE TRYING A NEW WAY. TO STAY HAPPY!

IN THIS MUSIC VIDEO.

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

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

THEY SAY STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE VIDEOS FROM THE DISTRICT. MORE INFORMATIONAL THAN MUSICAL. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER


CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A SHOWER

We start the morning with patchy dense fog. Some of that fog is likely to hang on through the mid-morning hours, especially near the coastline. After the fog, it's going to be another rather cloudy day. A cold front was approaching Southwest Florida yesterday, and is now basically stuck just to our north as a stalled front. That is the system that led us to plenty of clouds and a few showers yesterday. We can expect another round of clouds today along with a few passing showers. Winds will be from the northeast around 5-10 mph. Highs today will reach into the lower 80s. Through the night, we'll continue with mainly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop into the lower 60s for Friday morning. Friday will still be mostly cloudy, but the rain chance is be very slim. Highs will again reach into the lower 80s.

As you plan for the weekend, that same cold front that we have been talking about will finally push through Southwest Florida. It will bring some scattered showers late Saturday through early Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s with plenty of humidity. Then on Sunday, we'll be just slightly cooler with highs in the lowers 70s with some warmer spots reaching into the lower 80s. Sunshine returns by Monday with highs still in the upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

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

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


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