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BREAKING NEWS CLIP CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HEADLINES------------- NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL2) LAKE O RELEASES-VO-WIPE TS1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
HL3) THE MIRACLE INJECTION-VOTOPS TS2) TOOTHPASTE TERROR-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TS3) LAKE O RELEASES-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS BREAKING NEWS-TRX-OC
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-2-SHOT POP MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX-2-SHOT
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-PKG
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO FL INMATE ESCAPES-VO
LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE MISSING FL FAMILY FOUND IN TEXAS~SCRIPT-TRX-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS !! TIFFANY SESSIONS BREAK-OC-SS-VO
MOVIE THEATER TEXTING CASE-TRX-VO ARRESTS ON MISSING OFFICER VA-TRX-VO
TOOTHPASTE ARRESTS-TRX-E BOX TEEN AFFLUENZA HEADS TO TREATMENT-VO
TOOTHPASTE ARRESTS-PKG TX WRONG WAY CRASH-EANIBOX, VOFULL
TOOTHPASTE ARRESTS-OC TX WRONG WAY CRASH-SOTVO
DEBT CEILING DEADLINE-VO YOUTUBE TEACHER HEARING-TRX-VO
DEBT CEILING DEADLINE-SOTVO BREASTFEEDING MOM BOOTED-VO
TARGET HACK LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS COOKIE COTT-VO
BAD WEATHER MORE CANCELATIONS-TRX-VO GUNS FOR KIDS IOWA-VO
LAKE O RELEASES-TRX-VO SINGING FISH STOPS BURGLAR-TRX-NATSVOTOPS
I75 UPDATE-OC-SS-VO STUDENTS STAY HAPPY-OC NATVO
HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-CLIP VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-SOTVO TZ5 A SOCHI 2014 WHAT TO EXPECT-VO-WIPE
FL STATE FAIR BEGINS-OC-BNR WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SOCHI 2014 WHAT TO EXPECT-2 SHOT
TZ1 A THE MIRACLE INJECTION-VOTOPS SOCHI 2014 WHAT TO EXPECT-PKG
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID BECKHAM FORM NEW MLS FRANCHISE FL-VO
THE MIRACLE INJECTION-2-SHOT POP SPACE STATION-VOTOPS
THE MIRACLE INJECTION-PKG STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ1 A CLAY AIKEN IN THE RUNNING-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
CLAY AIKEN IN THE RUNNING-2-SHOT NO MORE ROBOCALLS-2-SHOT
CLAY AIKEN IN THE RUNNING-PKG NO MORE ROBOCALLS-PKG
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL SUBWAY BREAD CHANGE-TRX-VOTOPS
DISTRICT 19 NEW CANDIDATE-OC-SS-CG TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
CAPE FSA MEETING-VO TZ6 A HOFFMAN VIGIL-VO
GOLF COURSE DECISION-TRX-VOTOPS TZ6 B SELENA GOMEZ REHAB-VO
MANGROVES DESTROYED-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-OC SS VO HOFFMAN VIGIL-VO
PG SEAWALL-VO SELENA GOMEZ REHAB-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT SHAKIRA VIDEO BAN IN COLOMBIA-TRX-VOTOPS
TZ2 A TOO THIN? WINNING... BUT AT WHAT COST-VO-WIP JAY LENO'S LAST NIGHT-TRX-VOTOPS
TOO THIN? WINNING... BUT AT WHAT COST-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TOO THIN? WINNING... BUT AT WHAT COST-PKG BREAKING NEWS
WOMEN DOCTOR VISITS AFTER BIRTH-TRX-VOTOPS TS1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS2) TOOTHPASTE TERROR-VOTOPS
TZ4 A MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-VO-WIPE TS3) LAKE O RELEASES-VOTOPS
TZ4 FL INMATE ESCAPES-VOTOPS-WIPE CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
TZ4 C SINGING FISH STOPS BURGLAR-VOTOPS  


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


A BODY.

A BICYCLE

AND INJURIES THAT LEAD TO A DEATH

POLICE BEING TIGHT LIPPED IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS MORNING ABC 7 HEARING FROM SOURCES.

SAYING IT'S A HOMICIDE

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT

AND NOT AGAIN!

WHY FOOTBALL FIELDS OF WATER, ARE BEING RELEASED

DOWN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE

ARE WE IN FOR A BROWN WATER SPRING?

AND MEN HAVE VIAGRA.

NOW A NEW "MIRACLE DRUG"

FOR WOMEN.

A SHOT THAT'S GETTING

AN "O" SO BIG REACTION. Return to index of stories...


HL1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE


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HL2) LAKE O RELEASES-VO-WIPE


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HL3) THE MIRACLE INJECTION-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-2-SHOT POP


A DEVELOPING SITUATION IN LEHIGH ACRES--- DEPUTIES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW A MAN DIED.

AND HOW HIS BODY MIGHT HAVE ENDED UP NEAR A CANAL ON LEE BOULEVARD.

THATS WHERE ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY HAS BEEN ALL MORNING-- HE JOINS US LIVE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


CHANCE I WANT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT ITS LIKE HERE WHERE THIS BODY WAS FOUND---

THIS AREA IS WHERE A LARGE GROUP OF HOMELESS PEOPLE CAMP OUT. YOU CAN SEE HERE CUPS CARBOARD ETC. NOW WALK WITH ME OVER HERE--- THIS IS THE FIELD WHERE THE DEAD MANS BODY WAS FOUND.

OUR SOURCES TELL US THIS IS A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION. I JUST SPOKE WITH LEE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICIALS-- THEY ARE STILL CALLING IT SIMPLY A DEATH INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO


DETECTIVES WERE ON SCENE YESTERDAY FOR MOST OF THE DAY, BUT PROVIDING FEW ANSWERS TO OUR QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


ONCE AN AUTOPSY IS COMPLETE WE SHOULD HAVE A MORE CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

REPORTING LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES SAM SWEENEY ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS !!


BREAKING NEWS INTO THE NEWSROOM.

WE ARE HEARING THERE IS AN ACCIDENT ON MCGREGOR AND PORT COMFORT ROAD.

ALL LANES AREBLOCKED AND TRAFFIC IS AT A STANDSTILL ALONG SUMMERLIN AND MCGREGOR HEADING TOWARD SANIBEL.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY AND WILL BRING YOU UPDATES AS WE GET THEM.

FOR NOW YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID THE AREA.

EB & WB LANES ARE CLOSED ON MCGREGOR BETWEEN SHELLPOINT & SANIBEL CAUSEWAY DUE TO A TRAFFIC CRASH. MOTORISTS ADVISED TO AVOID THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER TEXTING CASE-TRX-VO


THIS MORNING WE'LL BE FOLLOWING THE COURT CASE FOR A TAMPA MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AND KILLING A MAN OVER TEXTING IN A MOVIE THEATER.

A JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO GRANT 71-YEAR-OLD CURTIS REEVES BAIL.

REEVES IS ACCUSED OF KILLING 43-YEAR-OLD FATHER AND HUSBAND CHAD OULSON AFTER GETTING INTO AN ARGUMENT OVER TEXTING IN THE PASCO COUNTY THEATER.

THE JUDGE COULD ALSO RULE ON WHETHER VIDEO SHOWING THE ALTERCATION AND SHOOTING CAN BE MADE PUBLIC.

WE WILL HAVE A CLOSER LOOK INTO THIS CASE IN OR NEXT HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


TOOTHPASTE ARRESTS-TRX-E BOX


NOW TO THE NEW SECURITY CONCERNS FOR PEOPLE HEADING TO THE SOCHI OLYMPICS,

WHICH START TOMORROW.

THE U-S ALERTING AIRLINES ABOUT EXPLOSIVES POSSIBLY CONCEALED INSIDE TOOTH PASTE TUBES.

AND WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT NEW TERROR ARRESTS.

ABC'S BRIAN ROSS HAS THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


TOOTHPASTE ARRESTS-PKG


The urgent alert is meant primarily for the international airlines that are

flying into Sochi with athletes and spectators heading to the Olympics.

Russia had already banned all liquids and gels, including toothpaste, in

carry-on luggage on domestic flights into Sochi.

Rep. Mike McCaul: I think you're going to see a tightening of the screening

procedures on these types of items that could contain explosive devices,

that could either be used to blow up an airplane going into Russia or be

smuggled into the Sochi area for the Olympics.

Bomb experts say a few tubes of toothpaste could contain as much explosive

power as the amount used in this FBI demonstration test of the so-called

underwear bomb built by al Qaeda.

Frank Cilluffo: A small amount of certain explosives can in fact have grave

damage and can do grave damage on an aircraft.

US authorities briefed on the investigation tell ABC News that the arrests

this week of two women in France are directly connected to the warnings

about toothpaste tube bombs.

And while the initial warning is connected to the Olympics, US officials say

the TSA may soon announce additional security precautions at American

airports out of an abundance of caution. Return to index of stories...


TOOTHPASTE ARRESTS-OC


THAT WAS BRIAN ROSS WITH THAT REPORT.

ATHLETES HEAD NOW INTO THE RING OF STEEL, BEHIND DOGS, CAMERAS ON BALLOONS, WARSHIPS AND ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES.

PRECAUTIONS TAKEN TO PROTECT PARTICIPANTS IN WHAT EXPERTS SAY MAY BE THE MOST DANGEROUS OLYMPIC GAMES IN HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


DEBT CEILING DEADLINE-VO


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

TOMORROW IS THE OFFICIAL DEADLINE WHEN THE U-S RUNS OUT OF MONEY.

THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY CAN STRETCH THAT TILL THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE BIG CONCERN IS TOO MUCH BARGAINING COULD RATTLE THE ECONOMY. AND THREATEN JOBS. Return to index of stories...


DEBT CEILING DEADLINE-SOTVO


"Hopefully, it will be addressed in a way that doesn't cause the high-wire brinksmanship that does so much damage to our economy."

THE MOST POPULAR WITH CONSERVATIVES SO FAR-- ROLLING BACK PART OF THE HEALTH LAW THAT LIMITS WHAT INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN EARN AND LOSE.

LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES.THINK THIS WILL COME DOWN TO A VOTE ON RAISING THE DEBT CEILING WITHOUT ALL THE ADD ONS. Return to index of stories...


TARGET HACK LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW THIS MORNING---

HACKERS MAY HAVE BROKEN INTO TARGET. THROUGH THE HEATING VENTS.

REPORTS SAY THEY MANAGED TO ACCESS THE SERVERS. USING A LOGIN. STOLEN FROM A HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTRACTOR.

THE SECRET SERVICE, VISITED THAT COMPANY ON WEDNESDAY.

EXPERTS SAY HACKERS OFTEN PICK OFF LOW-LEVEL VICTIMS. TO GET ACCESS TO CUSTOMER DATA. Return to index of stories...


BAD WEATHER MORE CANCELATIONS-TRX-VO


TODAY IS DAY THREE OF BAD WEATHER IN THE NORTHEAST AND MIDWEST.

BUT ITS EXPECTED TO BE A VAST IMPROVEMENT FOR AIR TRAVELERS.

SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN FORCED AIRLINES TO CANCEL THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER.

CREWS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME RESTORING POWER KNOCKED OUT BY FALLING TREES AND ICE DAMAGE TO POWER LINES. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O RELEASES-TRX-VO


LAKE OKEECHOBEE'S WATER LEVEL IS RISING --

AND BUSINESS ARE WORRIED.

THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. IS RELEASING WATER FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE. INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

ENGINEERS SAY RECENT RAIN. IS PUTTING A STRAIN ON THE DYKE.

AND WITH MORE RAIN IN THE FORECAST, THEY SAY THEY MAY NOT HAVE AN OPTION --

REMEMBER LAST SUMMER?

RELASES MADE OUR WATER. BROWN AND MURKY, AND TURNED TOURSITS AWAY.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN. TO KEEP YOU POSTED ON RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


I75 UPDATE-OC-SS-VO


ALL LANES BETWEEN ALICO ROAD AND DANIELS PARKWAY ARE OPEN THIS MORNING.

CREWS ARE WORKING TO DIRECTLY CONNECT I-75 WITH THE AIRPORT.

THE NORTHBOUND LANES CLOSE AGAIN AT 11 TONIGHT AND SHOULD RE-OPEN AT 5AM TOMORROW, WHICH IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS SEX OFFENDER CAMP-CLIP VOTOPS


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

THEY'RE TRESPASSING. AND 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...


FL STATE FAIR BEGINS-OC-BNR


THE FLORIDA STATE FAIR. OPENS TODAY IN TAMPA!

THERE ARE DIFFERENT EXHIBITS AND SHOWS.

YOU CAN'T FORGET THE GREAT FOOD.

HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE, ABC DASH TWO SEVEN COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN---

FOR DETAILS ON ALL THE EVENTS THE FAIR HAS TO OFFER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THERE'S VIAGRA FOR MEN

AND NOW THERE'S THE "O SHOT" FOR WOMEN

50 MILLION WOMEN. HAVE TROUBLE GETTING THAT GOOD FEELING. IN THE BEDROOM.

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TZ1 A THE MIRACLE INJECTION-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


THE MIRACLE INJECTION-2-SHOT POP


MORE THAN 50 MILLION AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE TROUBLE IN THE BEDROOM.

NOW A NEW "MIRACLE DRUG"

THEY'RE CALLING IT THE "O" SHOT

CECILIA VEGA HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


THE MIRACLE INJECTION-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


CLAY AIKEN WON A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER ON AMERICAN IDOL.

BUT CAN HE GET THE VOTES HE NEEDS FOR CONGRESSMAN.

HE'S ALREADY RECEIVING CRITICISM FROM HIS OPPONENT.

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TZ1 A CLAY AIKEN IN THE RUNNING-VO


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CLAY AIKEN IN THE RUNNING-2-SHOT


CLAY AIKEN -- WHO WON MILLIONS OF VOTES FROM FANS ON "AMERICAN IDOL"

-- NOW SEEKING VOTES FOR CONGRESS.

HE LAUNCHED A BID FOR THE HOUSE SEAT. HELD BY A TEA PARTY FAVORITE.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO. LOOKS AT THE ODDS. Return to index of stories...


CLAY AIKEN IN THE RUNNING-PKG


AN AMERICAN IDOL RUNNER-UP

Nats - Singing

IS RUNNING FOR CONGRESS.

Aiken

I'll need your help.

IN A VIDEO POSTED ON HIS WEBSITE WEDNESDAY, IDOL ALUM CLAY AIKEN ANNOUNCED

HIS CANDIDACY AS A DEMOCRAT, VYING FOR A CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN HIS HOME

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

THE CAMPAIGN VIDEO REVEALING A DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE SINGER SHARING HIS

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS.

Aiken

For eight months we stayed in this living room, and slept on a mattress on

the floor

AN UPBRINGING THAT HE SAYS ALLOWS HIM TO RELATE TO THE HARDSHIPS OF OTHERS.

Aiken

For most americans, there are no golden ticketsat least not like the kind

you see on tv.

AIKEN HAS DONE HIS FAIR SHARE OF ADVOCACY WORK OVER THE YEARSWORKING ON

PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESTRAVELING THE WORLD FOR

UNICEFAND SPEAKING OUT AGAINST L-G-B-T DISCRIMINATION.

Aiken

I think the qualifications of representing people is caring about them,

listening to them.

THE INCUMBANT, SECOND-TERM REPUBLICAN RENEE ELLMERSHAS ALREADY POKED FUN AT

HIS CELEBRITY STATUS

Renee Ellmers during radio interview

As we know, he didn't even fare all that well. He was runner up. Oh snap!

WHILE STARS LIKE ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGAR AND AL FRANKEN HAVE SHINED

BRIGHTCELEBRITY STATUS DOESN'T GUARANTEE POLITICAL SUCCESS.

Rick Klein

It means you've got national name recognition, a fundraising base,

excitement generated around your candidacy.the flipside is the scrutiny.

AIKEN, AN OPENLY GAY, SINGLE DAD, IS RUNNING IN A CONSERVATIVE DISTRICT, IN

A STATE WITH A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR AND A GOP-RUN STATE LEGISLATURE.

ONE RACE WHERE THIS POLITICAL NEWCOMER HAS TO HIT ALL THE RIGHT NOTES.

Rick Klein

Realistically, clay aiken is a long shot.it is going to be a fierce fight. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

e 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...


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


CAPE FSA MEETING-VO


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.

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...


GOLF COURSE DECISION-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE CITY COUNCIL. IS WORKING TO BUY A 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.

THE PRICE IS ABOUT $2 MILLION DOLLARS

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


MANGROVES DESTROYED-VO


IN PUNTA GORDA CITY LEADERS LOOK TO 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.

THEY ACT AS STORM BARRIER.

THE MANGROVES ARE PROTECTED.

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


INSURANCE FRAUD ARRESTS-OC SS VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE INSURANCE FRAUD SCHEME. WITH TIES TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

SETTING FIRES AND FLOODS. ON PURPOSE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE PEOPLE. STAGED PHONY CASES AT HOUSES. THEN POCKETED 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 CAR FIRES -- OR FLOODING.

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


PG SEAWALL-VO


THE SEAWALLS IN PUNTA GORDA ARE IN WORSE SHAPE THAN ANYONE THOUGHT.

ENGINEERS SAY A SECTION IN LAISHLEY PARK DOWNTOWN IS ABOUT TO CRUMBLE INTO CHARLOTTE HARBOR.

THEY ASKED THE CITY FOR 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS.

HEAVY RAINS LAST SUMMER CAUSED HUNDREDS OF SEAWALLS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO COLLAPSE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


A

THE POINT OF THE "THE BIGGEST LOSER" IS TO LOSE THE MOST WEIGHT.

BUT NOW THE WINNER. IS GETTING CRITICISM. THAT SHE LOST TOO MUCH.

SHE SHED 60 PERCENT OF HER WEIGHT

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TZ2 A TOO THIN? WINNING... BUT AT WHAT COST-VO-WIP


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TOO THIN? WINNING... BUT AT WHAT COST-2-SHOT


ON THE SEASON FINALE OF 'THE BIGGEST LOSER'.

FANS WERE SHOCKED, WHEN RACHEL FREDERICKSON. UNVEILED HER THIN FRAME.

A DRASTIC CHANGE.FROM WHEN SHE STARTED AT 260 POUNDS.

NOW CRITICS ARE BLASTING HER EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS, AND WONDERING IF THE SHOW LET HER TAKE IT TOO FAR.

JUJU CHANG HAS HER STORY. Return to index of stories...


TOO THIN? WINNING... BUT AT WHAT COST-PKG


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WOMEN DOCTOR VISITS AFTER BIRTH-TRX-VOTOPS


WOMEN ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH CARE AFTER CHILDBIRTH.

FEWER THAN HALF OF WOMEN ATTEND THE RECOMMENDED FOLLOW UPDOCTOR VISITS.

MEDICAL EXPERTS RECOMMEND A SIX WEEK CHECK UP.

BUT RESEARCHERS FOUND ONLY 50-PERCENT OF WOMEN WITH COMPLICATED PREGNANCIES AND 44-PERCENT WITH UNCOMPLICATED PREGNANCIES SAW THEIR O-B AFTER GIVING BIRTH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


A TAMPA MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AND KILLING A MAN OVER TEXTING IN A MOVIE THEATER.

A JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO GRANT 71-YEAR-OLD CURTIS REEVES BAIL.

REEVES IS ACCUSED OF KILLING CHAD OULSON.

WE HEAR FROM HIS WIFE.

THERE'S A STATE-WIDE MANHUNT FOR AN INMATE WILLIE HOLLIS RAN OUT OF THE LOBBY AT THE JAIL.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR.

A BURGLAR TRIES TO STEAL FROM A BAIT AND TACKLE SHOP---

BUT YOU MAY BE SURPRISED WHAT MADE THEM RUN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 FL INMATE ESCAPES-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C SINGING FISH STOPS BURGLAR-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN GOES LIVE TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

ONE ANALYST COMMENTING. "THIS IS ABOUT AS FLAT AS IT GETS."

THE MARKET'S LOOKING FOR A DIRECTION.

INVESTORS WORRY ABOUT ECONOMIC STRENGTH.

THE DOW SLIPPED 5 POINTS YESTERDAY,

THIS MORNING.

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


TS1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


ABC SEVEN IS WORKING TO GET YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION IN WHAT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS CALLING A "DEATH INVESTIGATION."

BUT ABC-7 SOURCES TELL US --

THIS IS A HOMICIDE.

THE BODY WAS UNCOVERED WENDESDAY MORNING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

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TS2) TOOTHPASTE TERROR-VOTOPS


A NEW TERROR THREAT SURFACING THIS MORNING --

OFFICIALS NOW WARNING AIRLINES FLYING TO RUSSIA. TERRORISTS MAY TRY TO SMUGGLE EXPLOSIVES, HIDDEN IN TOOTHPASTE TUBES.

U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THE T-S-A. MAY EVEN STEP UP SECURITY, AT AIRPORTS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

RUSSIA HAS ALREADY BANNED GELS, LIQUIDS AND OTHER CARRY-ONS FOR FLIGHTS INTO RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LAKE O RELEASES-VOTOPS


LAKE OKEECHOBEE'S WATER LEVEL IS RISING --

NOW THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS RELEASING WATER FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

ENGINEERS SAY RECENT RAIN IS PUTTING A STRAIN ON THE DYKE.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THESE LAKE O WATER RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-TRX-OC


BREAKING NEWS INTO THE NEWSROOM.

WE ARE HEARING THERE IS AN ACCIDENT ON MCGREGOR AND PORT COMFORT ROAD.

ALL LANES ARE CLOSED AND TRAFFIC IS AT A STANDSTILL ALONG SUMMERLIN AND MCGREGOR HEADING TOWARD SANIBEL.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY AND WILL BRING YOU UPDATES AS WE GET THEM.

FOR NOW YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID THE AREA.

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


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-TRX-2-SHOT


WE BEGIN WITH THE LATEST. ON THAT SHOOTING IN A FLORIDA MOVIE THEATER --

IT STARTED OVER TEXTING --

AND NOW THE SHOOTER -- CURTIS REEVES --IS CLAIMING SELF-DEFENSE.

A JUDGE WILL SOON DECIDE. IF HE'LL GET BOND.

ABC'S STEVE OSUNSAMI HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-PKG


CHARLES CUMMINGS/WITNESS

DEPUTY ALAN HAMILTON/WITNESS

MARK TURNER/WITNESS

JENNIFER SHAW/DAUGHTER OF CURTIS REEVES

NICOLE OULSON/WIFE OF CHAD OULSON

NICOLE OULSON, THE WIFE OF THE MAN GUNNED DOWN AT THIS FLORIDA MOVIE THEATER

, BREAKING DOWN AT THIS BOND HEARING WEDNESDAY.

SHE WAS THERE THAT COLD DAY IN JANUARY, WHEN POLICE SAY THIS RETIRED POLICE

CAPTAIN SHOT HER HUSBAND 43-YEAR-OLD CHAD OULSON BECAUSE HE WAS TEXTING.

15;19;40;25 -- CHARLES CUMMINGS / witness

he said I can't believe he shot me. He took another step and a half and then

he collapsed on my son.

POLICE HAVE CHARGED 71-YEAR-OLD CURTIS REEVES WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

THEY SAY HE STARTED ARUGING WITH OULSEN DURING THE PREVIEWS.

IN COURT, A POLICE DEPUTY WHO HAPPENED BE AT THE MOVIE SAYS HE OVERHEARD

THIS EXCHANGE BETWEEN REEVES AND HIS WIFE, AFTER THE SHOOTING.

SOT DEPUTY ALAN HAMILTON "she said that was no cause to shoot anyone. And

He leaned back around and stuck his finger out as if to scold her and said

you shut your mouth, and don't say a another word."

REEVES PLED NOT GUILTY ON WEDNESDAY, ARGUING THAT HE SHOT THE MAN IN SELF-

DEFENSE. IN POLICE REPORTS, HE SAID HE WAS STRUCK IN THE FACE WITH AN

UNKNOWN OBJECTBUT WITNESS AFTER WITNESS SAID THE ONLY OBJECT THEY SAW WAS A

BAG OF POPCORN.

16;40;59;03 MARK TURNER / witness

he throws the popcorn and almost immediately the gun comes out and the shots

fired.

THE RETIRED POLICEMAN HELD IT TOGETHER, UNTIL HIS DAUGHTER TOOK THE STAND

nats Jennifer Shaw -- tearing up

he was having trouble pulling the bow back

HE CRIED AS SHE TRIED TO EXPLAIN THAT HER FATHER IS AN OLD MAN WITH HEALTH

ISSUES, AND SHOULD BE SET FREE WHILE HE PREPARES FOR TRIAL.

Jennifer Shaw.

He kept all of his tools because knew that his hands would get better. But

that hasn't happened.

BUT IF NICOLE OULSON GETS HER SAY REEVES WON'T BE GOING ANYWHERE.

Nicole Oulson

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FL INMATE ESCAPES-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...


MISSING FL FAMILY FOUND IN TEXAS~SCRIPT-TRX-VOTOPS


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...


ARRESTS ON MISSING OFFICER VA-TRX-VO


THREE ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. IN CONNECTION TO THE DISAPPEARANCE. OF A POLICE CAPTAIN. KEVIN WAYNE QUICK.

THEY WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, AT A HOTEL IN ALEXANDRIA.

THEY'RE BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER SUSPECT

THERE'S A 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TEEN AFFLUENZA HEADS TO TREATMENT-VO


THE TEENAGER WHO GOT 10 YEARS PROBATION FOR KILLING FOUR PEOPLE IN A D-U-I ACCIDENT. WILL NOT GET ANY JAIL TIME.

ETHAN COUCH'S CASE SPARKED NATIONAL OUTRAGE WHEN HIS LAWYERS USED "AFFLUENZA" AS HIS DEFENSE.

MEANING.THE TEEN'S BEHAVIOR WAS THE RESULT OF AN UPBRINGING WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES.

A JUDGE DECIDED NOT TO SEND *COUCH* TO JAIL. BUT DID ORDER HIM TO A REHAB FACILITY. PAID FOR BY HIS PARENTS.

HE COULD FACE PRISON TIME IF HE LEAVES THE FACILITY OR VIOLATES ANY OTHER TERMS OF HIS PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


TX WRONG WAY CRASH-EANIBOX, VOFULL


A WRONG WAY CRASH. CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

CHECK IT OUT. THIS IS IN TEXAS.

AN S-U-V DRIVING THE WRONG DIRECTION ON THE ROAD.

CRASHES INTO AN ONCOMING POLICE CAR.

A 9-1-1 CALLER, FIRST ALERTED POLICE TO THE DANGER.

THERE'S EVEN VIDEO OF THE DRIVER GOING THE WRONG WAY ON A TURNPIKE.

LISTEN TO THE 9-1-1 CALL. Return to index of stories...


TX WRONG WAY CRASH-SOTVO


nats of 911 call: And the SUV just turned around at north bound and started coming back at us. so they're going the wrong way? yes they're coming back southbound and it was veering side to side."

POLICE TRIED TO GET THE DRIVERS ATTENTION, BY FLASHING A SEARCH-LIGHT.

BUT IT DIDN'T WORK. OFFICERS THEN HAD TO USE ROAD SPIKES, TO STOP THE DRIVER.

THIS 23 YEAR OLD. AN OPEN BOTTLE OF WINE IN HER CAR.

NO OFFICERS WERE INJURED. Return to index of stories...


YOUTUBE TEACHER HEARING-TRX-VO


A CALIFORNIA EDUCATOR WHO WAS ACCUSED ON YOUTUBE OF SEXUALLY ABUSING A STUDENT WILL STAY IN JAIL.

ANDREA CARDOSA WAS ARRESTED MONDAY AND CHARGED WITH 16 COUNTS OF FELONY CHILD SEX ABUSE.

TWO WOMEN HAVE COME FORWARD IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE.

CARDOSA RESIGNED FROM HER JOB AS A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR ON JANUARY 17TH, SHORTLY AFTER THE VIDEO WAS POSTED.

CARDOSA'S ARRAIGNMENT WAS PUSHED BACK UNTIL MARCH SEVENTH, WHEN SHE'S EXPECTED TO ENTER HER PLEA.

HER BAIL IS SET AT FIVE-MILLION DOLLARS.

SHE REMAINS IN CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING MOM BOOTED-VO


BOOTED FOR BREASTFEEDING.

IT HAPPENED IN AN ALABAMA COURTROOM.

JENNA HARRIS WAS WAITING FOR A COURT PROCEEDING. WHEN HER BABY STARTED GETTING HUNGRY.

A STAFF MEMBER THREATENED TO ESCORT HER OUT FOR BREASTFEEDING.

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 THERE WAS ANOTHER AREA TO NURSE HER BABY. Return to index of stories...


COOKIE COTT-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...


GUNS FOR KIDS IOWA-VO


SOME IOWA LAWMAKERS. WANT TO MAKE IT LEGAL FOR 12 YEAR-OLD KIDS. TO FIRE HANDGUNS.

UNDER CURRENT STATE LAW.

YOU HAVE TO BE AT LEAST 14-YEARS-OLD TO FIRE A HANDGUN.

BUT, THE PROPOSED LAW WOULD ALLOW KIDS AS YOUNG AS 12. TO USE HANDGUNS WITH ADULT SUPERVISION. FOR THINGS LIKE TARGET PRACTICE AND COMPETITION. Return to index of stories...


SINGING FISH STOPS BURGLAR-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


nats of singing fish.hold for 3 sec

A WOULD BE BURGLAR. STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS. ALL THANKS TO

"BIG MOUTH BILLY BASS" AND HIS SINGING.

THE STORE OWNER SAYS. SOMEONE TRIED TO BREAK INTO HIS BAIT AND TACKLE SHOP IN MINNESOTA.

BUT HIS FISH, SCARED THE SUSPECT AWAY.

THE DOOR WAS DAMAGED DURING THE BURGLARY.

BUT NOTHING WAS STOLEN FROM THE BUSINESS. 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...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


CS

THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING UP FOR THE FIRST DAY OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

THERE ARE 12 MORE EVENTS THIS YEAR. THAN IN 2010.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SOCHI 2014 WHAT TO EXPECT-VO-WIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


SOCHI 2014 WHAT TO EXPECT-2 SHOT


WITH JUST 24 HOURS. UNTIL THE OPENING CEREMONIES. IT'S JUST ABOUT GO-TIME.

EVENTS START TODAY FOR FIGURE SKATING, SLOPE STYLE SNOWBOARDING, AND SOME FREESTYLE SKIING.

MATT GUTTMAN HAS A LOOK INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI 2014 WHAT TO EXPECT-PKG


TRACK 1

***LINE TO CHANGE - THE GAMES HAVE OFFICIALLY BEGUN - LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS -

- JUST TWO HOURS AGO, tktktk TEAM USA'S XYZ HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE MEN'S

SLOPESTYLE FINALS

TRACK 2 , transition to night video of stadium

THE WOMEN ARE FIGHTING FOR PLACEMENT IN THE FINALS AS WE SPEAK, BUT FRIDAY

NIGHT, ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE OPENING CEREMONIES AT THE FISHT OLYMPIC

STADIUM

TRACK 3

SOME 40,000 SPECTATORS WILL BE WATCHING FROM THE STANDS -- AND DETAILS ABOUT

THE CEREMONY, WHICH IS REPORTEDLY COSTING A MILLION BUCKS

ALONE, ARE BEING KEPT UNDER LOCK AND KEY, BUT CHECK OUT THESE PHOTOS FROM

SUNDAY'S DRESS REHEARSAL- THERE WILL BE FIREWORKS - LOTS OF THEM.

Nats Spider Man musical

TRACK 4

AMERICAN BORN BROADWAY VET DANIEL EZRALOW.

nat pop

TRACK 5

FAMOUS FOR HIS CHOREOGRAPHY IN "SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK" SAYS HE'S BEEN

PLANNING AN UPLIFTING HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE FEATURING 800 PERFORMERS

Nats T.A.T.U music video "all the things she said, all the things she said"

TRACK 6

AND RUMOR HAS IT, RUSSIAN POP DUO T.A.T.U - A PAIR FAMOUS FOR HOMOSEXUALLY

SUGGESTIVE LYRICS - WILL BE FEATURED TOO, ALONG WITH A FAMOUS RUSSIAN

VIOLINIST, CONDUCTOR, BALLERINAAND A CHOIR OF ONE THOUSAND CHILDREN, WHO

WILL SHARE A STAGE WITH FLOATING CATHEDERAL DOMES, GLOWING MAGICAL HORSES,

BUILDINGS, TRAINS AND BRIDGES

TRACK 7

AND THIS MORNING, THE JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM CAN BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF AND

ENJOY THOSE CEREMONIES - THEIR EQUIPMENT, WHICH WAS LOST

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BECKHAM FORM NEW MLS FRANCHISE FL-VO


GOOD NEWS FOR FLORIDA---

FORMER SOCCER STAR DAVID BECKHAM IS STARTING A MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER FRANCHISE IN MIAMI.

AS PART OF HIS DEAL TO JOIN THE LOS ANGELES GALAXY BECKHAM---

HE WAS GIVEN THE OPTION TO CREATE A NEW MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM FOR 25 MILLION DOLLARS.

BECKHAN IS NOW IN TALKS TO CREATE A PRIVATELY-FUNDED STADIUM FOR THE TEAM.

HE RETIRED FROM THE GAME LAST MAY. Return to index of stories...


SPACE STATION-VOTOPS


IF YOU LOOKED UP - YOU MAY HAVE SEEN SOMETHING UNUSUAL STREAKING ACROSS THE SKY LAST NIGHT.

JUST BEFORE SEVEN O'CLOCK THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION WAS VISIBLE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THIS IS VIDEO OF WHAT WE BELIEVE IS THE SPACE STATION TAKEN FROM THE CAPE.

THE SPACE STATION SHOULD BE VISIBLE AGAIN TONIGHT AT 7-45. 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.

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...


NO MORE ROBOCALLS-2-SHOT


ROBO-CALLS.

ARE THEY DRIVING YOU CRAZY?

THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SAYS THAT IT GETS MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND COMPLAINTS EVERY MONTH.

BUT THERE'S FINALLY A SOLUTION THAT COULD PUT A STOP TO THOSE ANNOYING CALLS.

STEPHANIA JAMINEZ EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


NO MORE ROBOCALLS-PKG


S/ PAMELA MARTIN, ANNOYED WITH ROBOCALLS

S/ ERIC GIERS, USES NOMOROBO

S/ KATI DAFFAN, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

S/ AARON FOSS, FOUNDER OF NOMOROBO

S/ STEPHANIA JAMINEZ, REPORTING

PAMELA MARTIN IS FED UP.

"when I hang up on them, they call right back."

SHE'S BEING BOMBARDED BY ROBOCALLS DAY AND NIGH

BUT PAMELA MAY BE IN LUCK BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE HAVE FOUND A WAY TO GET RID OF THOSE UNWANTED CALLS.

"it's done. The system just shuts it off right away before it continues to ring, and you're like, heaven."

AUTOMATED TELEMARKETING CALLS HAVE BEEN AGAINST THE LAW SINCE 2009. ONLY NON-SALES RELATED ROBOCALLS FROM CHARITIES, POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS, DOCTORS AND PHARMACIES ARE ALLOWED.

"They're illegal if you don't give your expressed written consent to receive those robocalls from that entity, even if you're not on the Do Not Call list."

KATI DAFFAN IS AN ATTORNEY WITH THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. WHICH CREATED THE "DO NOT CALL REGISTRY" 10 YEARS AGO.

"I've been on "do not call" lists. It doesn't seem to work with robocalls."

IN FACT. THE F-T-C RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE-MILLION COMPLAINTS ABOUT ROBOCALLS JUST LAST YEAR.

"Many times, they're overseas, and they're just placing millions of these calls for a very low price."

THAT'S WHY THE F-T-C LAUNCHED A "ROBOCALL CHALLENGE", ASKING THE PUBLIC TO COME UP WITH WAYS TO BLOCK UNWANTED CALLS. TWO PEOPLE TIED FOR THE TOP PRIZE. BOTH HAD SOLUTIONS TO STOP ROBOCALLS, BUT ONLY ONE IS ON THE MARKET NOW. IT'S CALLED "NOMOROBO" AARON FOSS DEVELOPED IT. Return to index of stories...


VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT-VO


VALENTINE'S DAY IS JUST OVER A WEEK AWAY.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING YOUR SWEETHEART?

IF IT'S JEWELRY. MAKE SURE TO GET INSURANCE.

YOU'LL NEED A FEW THINGS. LIKE THE RECEIPT AND AN APPRAISAL, DEPENDING ON THE VALUE.

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

MOST HOMEOWNER'S POLICIES *DO COVER JEWELRY. BUT LIMIT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT.

SO MAKE SURE YOU'RE COVERED. Return to index of stories...


MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW-VO


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

YOU BETTER MAKE THOSE RESERVATIONS FAST!

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

BUT IT'S ON A FRIDAY AND MANY RESTAURANTS ARE ALREADY BOOKED UP.

YOU COULD CONSIDER CELEBRATING ON SATURDAY.

MANY OF THOSE RESTAURANTS HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE OFFERING SPECIALS. Return to index of stories...


SUBWAY BREAD CHANGE-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS IS A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.

SUBWAY IS TAKING A CONTROVERSIAL CHEMICAL, OUT OF ITS BREAD.

IT'S ALSO IN YOGA MATS AND SHOE RUBBER.

THIS STARTED WHEN A BIG TIME FOOD BLOGGER LAUNCHED A PETITION. ASKING THEM TO TAKE IT OUT.

KRAFT AND CHICK-FIL-A, HAVE ALSO USED THE CHEMICAL.

THERE'S NO TIMELINE WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


PREPARING TO SAY GOODBYE. TO PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE UNDERWAY.

HUNDREDS GATHERED IN A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE FAMILY, NEXT.

ANOTHER POP STAR IS IN REHAB--

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT COULD HAVE LANDED SELENA GOMEZ THERE. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A HOFFMAN VIGIL-VO


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TZ6 B SELENA GOMEZ REHAB-VO


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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 VIGIL-VO


SAYING GOODBYE.

A PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE. IS TOMORROW FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. OF PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN.

HUNDREDS GATHERED IN A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL LAST NIGHT. OUTSIDE THE THEATER WHERE HE ONCE SERVED AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR.

THE 46-YEAR OLD ACTOR. WAS FOUND DEAD OF AN APPARENT DRUG OVERDOSE. SUNDAY IN HIS APARTMENT.

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


SELENA GOMEZ REHAB-VO


SELENA GOMEZ 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. Return to index of stories...


SHAKIRA VIDEO BAN IN COLOMBIA-TRX-VOTOPS


A POLITICIAN IN SHAKIRA'S NATIVE COLOMBIA. WANTS TO BAN HER LATEST MUSIC VIDEO.

THE SINGLE "CAN'T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU". HAS SCENES WITH SHAKIRA AND RIHANNA. SMOKING CIGARS AND SHARING A BED TOGETHER.

THE POLITICIAN CALLS IT "IMMORAL AND VULGAR."

HE SAYS HE'S WRITTEN A LETTER TO SHAKIRA. ASKING HER TO REMOVE THE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET. Return to index of stories...


JAY LENO'S LAST NIGHT-TRX-VOTOPS


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

NEARLY 22 YEARS AFTER HE BEGAN HIS RUN AS "TONIGHT SHOW" HOST. LENO WILL SIGN OFF FOR GOOD.

HE TOOK OVER FOR JOHNNY CARSON IN MAY 19-92. THEN BRIEFLY LEFT THE SHOW 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 ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS


BREAKING NEWS INTO THE NEWSROOM.

WE ARE HEARING THERE IS AN ACCIDENT ON MCGREGOR AND PORT COMFORT ROAD.

ALL LANES ARE CLOSED AND TRAFFIC IS AT A STANDSTILL ALONG SUMMERLIN AND MCGREGOR HEADING TOWARD SANIBEL.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY AND WILL BRING YOU UPDATES AS WE GET THEM.

FOR NOW YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID THE AREA.

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


TS1) LEHIGH DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


ABC SEVEN IS WORKING TO GET YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION. IN WHAT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS CALLING A "DEATH INVESTIGATION."

BUT ABC-7 SOURCES TELL US --

THIS IS A HOMICIDE.

THE BODY WAS UNCOVERED WENDESDAY MORNING, IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A HOMELESS CAMP IS NEARBY.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO BRING YOU THE LATEST Return to index of stories...


TS2) TOOTHPASTE TERROR-VOTOPS


A NEW TERROR THREAT SURFACING THIS MORNING --

OFFICIALS NOW WARNING AIRLINES FLYING TO RUSSIA. TERRORISTS MAY TRY TO SMUGGLE EXPLOSIVES ON BOARD HIDDEN IN TOOTHPASTE TUBES.

U.S. OFFICIALS SAY THE T-S-A MAY EVEN STEP UP SECURITY MEASURES AT AIRPORTS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

RUSSIA HAS ALREADY BANNED GELS, LIQUIDS AND OTHER CARRY-ONS FOR FLIGHTS INTO RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LAKE O RELEASES-VOTOPS


LAKE OKEECHOBEE'S WATER LEVEL IS RISING --

NOW THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS RELEASING WATER FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

ENGINEERS SAY RECENT RAIN IS PUTTING A STRAIN ON THE DYKE.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THESE LAKE O WATER RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

please be sure to tease our next newscast

JOIN US FOR ABC 7 NEWS AT 5, RIGHT AFTER ELLEN.

REMEMBER YOU CAN GET ALL OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES, BREAKING NEWS AND YOUR PRECISION FORECAST ON ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...