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DIRECTORS PAGE NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TEASE ONE------------
BREAKING NEWS-3 ANIBOX TZ1 A CRUISE SHIP NEW VIRUS-VOTOPS-WIPE
A) BOMB PLOT-votops TZ1 B BANK MEAN MAIL-VOTOPS
B) WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-votops STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
C) WI BABY FOUND ALIVE-votops FORECAST-PHC
OLYMPIC BOMB PLOT-2POP-SS-VO-SS FORECAST-WXWALL
PEGASUS AIRLINES-(5)CG BANK MEAN MAIL-VO
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP CELLPHONE DIAGNOSIS-TCMON-VO
WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-VOTOPS CRUISE SHIP VIRUS NEW-VO
DEVELOPING NEW-CLIP BLACK HISTORY LUNCH CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE
GAY STUDENT BEATEN-SOTVO-SS BLACK HISTORY LUNCH CONTROVERSY-SOTVO
DRIVEBY SHOOTING-SS-VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-trxVOTOPS-SS-WIPE TEASE TWO------------
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-LLPKG TZ2 A VALENTINES DAY FLOWERS-SOTVO-WIPE
LITTLE KICKED OUT-SS-VO TZ2 B SMART SHOPPER-SOTTOPS
STORAGE UNIT MOM-VO-WIPE PLATO'S CLOSET GRAB BAG-TCMON
STORAGE UNIT MOM-SOTVO PLATO'S CLOSET GRAB BAG-PKG
STORAGE SHED RULES-ONCAM PLATO'S CLOSET GRAB BAG-TCMON
STORAGE SHED RULES-LLPKG INFANT FORMULA-VO
WI BABY FOUND ALIVE-VO-WIPE COST OF CHEESE IS UP-VOTOPS
WI BABY FOUND ALIVE-SOTVO-WIPE WATCH WHAT YOU EAT DURING THE WEEK-VO
BREAKING-CLIP NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
REEVES BAIL HEARING-VOTOPS TEASE THREE------------
THINGS TO DO OPEN-CLIP TZ3 A SOCHI PLANE THREAT-VO-WIPE
JUNIOR PARADE-VOTOPS-WIPE TZ 3 B MICHAEL DUNN TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE
EVERGLADES SEAFOOD-VOTOPS TZ3 C TEEN PAID TO PUNCH KID-SOTVO-DISS
OTHER EVENTS-TCMON FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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BREAKING NEWS-3 ANIBOX


THREE BREAKING STORIES RIGHT NOW AT 5--

BOMB THREAT AT 30-THOUSAND FEET-

A MAN IS IN CUSTODY AFTER TRYING TO FORCE A PILOT TO FLY TO SOCHI--

PLUS --

WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN!

A MAN JUMPS THE FENCE --

AND SECRET SERVICE SWINGS INTO ACTION--

WHAT THE MAN WAS AFTER.

FOUND ALIVE--

A SIX DAY OLD BABY SNATCHED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT--

RIGHT NOW AT 5--

THE BABY BOY IS HOME SAFE. Return to index of stories...


A) BOMB PLOT-votops


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B) WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-votops


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C) WI BABY FOUND ALIVE-votops


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OLYMPIC BOMB PLOT-2POP-SS-VO-SS


WE BEGIN WITH THE BOMB THREAT--

AND ATTEMPTED HIJACKING IN TURKEY.

ONE MAN IS IN CUSTODY--

ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE PLANE ARE SAFE.

THE HIJACK ATTEMPT HAPPENED AS THE PLANE TOOK OFF FROM UKRAINE--

DESTINED FOR ISTANBUL--

JUST AS THE SOCHI OPENING CEREMONY BEGAN.

A PASSENGER CLAIMED TO HAVE A BOMB AND DEMANDED THE PILOTS LAND IN SOCHI.

THE PILOTS TOLD HIM THEY WOULD RE-ROUTE THE PLANE, BUT INSTEAD CONTINUED TO THEIR ORGINAL DESTINATION- ISTANBUL, TURKEY.

ABC-7 HAS OBTAINED VIDEO REPORTEDLY FROM INSIDE THE PLANE.

PILOTS TURNED OFF INTERNAL GPS SO HIJACKER WOULDN'T KNOW WHERE THEY WERE GOING

2 F16 FIGHTER JETS SCRAMBLED TO ESCORT TO THE PLANE.

THE MAN APPEARED TO DRUNK.

WE'RE TOLD SUSPECT IS THE GUY IN THE HOCKEY JERSEY.

TONIGHT HE IS IN CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


PEGASUS AIRLINES-(5)CG


IF YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF PEGASUS AIRLINES ABC7 DID RESEARCH FOR YOU AND HERE'S WHAT WE FOUND.

IT'S A LOW-COST AIRLINE.

based in Istanbul.

IT Flies to 97 destinations.

IT WAS named the cheapest European low cost airline in October 2013.

IT'S ALSO THE Second largest airline in Turkey. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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WHITE HOUSE LOCKDOWN-VOTOPS


ALSO BREAKING TONIGHT AT 5 --

THE WHITE HOUSE IS ON LOCKDOWN!

THE SECRET SERVICE SAYS SOMEONE TRIED TO JUMP THE FENCE.

THEY TOOK THAT PERSON INTO CUSTODY.

ONE CONCERN --

THEY WERE CARRYING TWO BAGS WITH THEM AT THE TIME.

BUT IF THEY HAD ANY INTENTION OF GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT --

HE WASN'T THERE.

THE PRESIDENT'S IN MICHIGAN RIGHT NOW --

FOR A SPEECH AND THE SIGNING OF THE FARM BILL.

STAY WITH ABC-7 AS WE TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS PERSON'S MOTIVE WAS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEW-CLIP


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GAY STUDENT BEATEN-SOTVO-SS


Jonathan Colon: 16:05 he threw a carton of milk in my face and then he punch me in my face and then he punched me in the back of the head

OUR BIG LOCAL STORY --

THIS EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS RECOVERING TONIGHT --

AFTER HE SAYS HE GOT BEAT UP AT SCHOOL--

FOR BEING GAY.

JONATHAN COLON CLAIMS --

18-YEAR OLD JAMES GRIFFIN THREW BREAD--

MILK--

AND PUNCHES AT HIM--

YESTERDAY IN THE CAFETERIA.

HE BEAT HIM IN THE FACE AND THE BACK OF THE HEAD.

TONIGHT --

GRIFFIN IS CHARGED WITH BATTERY.

BUT LEE COUNTY WILL NOT CALL IT A HATE CRIME --

BECAUSE IT'S POSSIBLE THE ATTACK WAS PROVOKED.

NEW TONIGHT AT SIX --

THE FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO CAME TO JONATHAN'S DEFENSE--

AND WHY HE IS NOW FACING PUNISHMENT FOR HELPING HIS FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


DRIVEBY SHOOTING-SS-VO


A MANHUNT IS ON IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT AFTER THE SECOND DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN THE CITY THIS YEAR.

THREE PEOPLE ARE IN THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROAD 82 AND FORUM BOULEVARD EARLY THIS MORNING.

SOMEONE SHOT INTO THE CAR MULTIPLE TIMES--

THEN TOOK OFF.

THE VICTIMS DROVE THEMSELVES TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT CRITICALLY INJURED ONE MAN.

DETECTIVES ARE SEARCHING FOR A CAR THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS--

IT MAY BE A SMOKY GRAY SEDAN--

POSSIBLY A TOYOTA WITH DARK TINTED WINDOWS.

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-trxVOTOPS-SS-WIPE


A FAMILY OF FOUR FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS LOST EVERYTHING THEY OWN.

THEY WATCHED THEIR HOUSE GO UP IN FLAMES TODAY.

TONIGHT -- AS THEY NURSE THEIR INJURIES--

THEY'RE ALSO MOURNING THE LOSS OF THEIR FAMILY PET.

THE FIRE BROKE OUT IN ALVA --

A RURAL COMMUITY OFF NORTH RIVER ROAD --

NORTH OF LEHIGH ACRES.

ABC 7'S TY RUSSELL TALKED TO THE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-LLPKG


THE RED CROSS IS STEPPING IN TO HELP THIS FAMILY OF FOUR.

SOME OF WHOM WERE INJURED GETTING OUT OF HARMS WAY.

THIS IS A RESULT OF THAT MASSIVE HOUSE FIRE.

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A 73-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

RELATIVES TELL ME SHE USES AN OXYGEN TANK TO BREATHE.

ALL OF HER MEDICAL SUPPLIES ARE NOW DESTROYED.

RELATIVES SAY A 2 AND A 5 YEAR OLD ARE SUFFERING FROM FLASH BURNS.

RELATIVES ALSO SAY A 26-YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO WAS INSIDE IS FINE.

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL NBC 2 THE FIRE STARTED IN THE KITCHEN.

SOT

1:24:40-1:24:53

Donna Woodard/ relative

"You just don't know what to do. Trying to drive here without having

an accident or hurting somebody else, you know what it is, but when

you see it it's totally a different feeling

TY LIVE

THE FAMILY'S 3-YEAR-OLD DOG DIED IN THE FIRE.

THE STATE FIRE SHALL HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE.

AT FIVE--RELATIVES TELL US HOW THEY'RE COPING WITH THE LOSS OF MOSTLY

EVERYTHING THEY OWN.

IN ALVA. TY RUSSELL. ABC7. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE KICKED OUT-SS-VO


NEW AT 5-

ACCUSED CHILD MOLESTER - ROBERT LITTLE IS FORCED FROM HIS APARTMENT IN FORT MYERS.

ACCORDING TO A LETTER FROM THE DIOCESE OF VENICE, ROBERT LITTLE HAS BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE THIS APARTMENT TODAY.

NOT AN EASY DECISION ACCORDING TO THE DIOCESE.

IT WANTS TO PREVENT ANY INSTANCE OF ABUSE FROM HAPPENING.

FOR A LITTLE BACKGROUND.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED ROBERT LITTLE--

AFTER A BOY CLAIMS HE TOUCHED HIM INAPPROPRIATELY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION AT A HOME ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LITTLE WAS WELL-LIKED AND WELL-KNOWN BY MANY IN THE PARISH.

CHURCH MEMBERS TELL ABC-7 HE STOPPED COMING A FEW WEEKS BACK FOR HEALTH REASON.

THE DIOCESE SAYS HE PASSED A BACKGROUND CHECKS.

RIGHT NOW - LITTLE IS OUT ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE UNIT MOM-VO-WIPE


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MOM WHO DEPUTIES SAY WAS LIVING IN A FILTHY STORAGE UNIT -- WITH HER TWO YEAR OLD SON.

SOMEONE HEARD THE BOY SCREAMING FOR HELP ON WEDNESDAY AT THE STORAGE FACILITY IN EAST NAPLES.

HIS MOM, WENDI HORNE, FACES A CHILD NEGLECT CHARGE.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE WAS PASSED OUT INSIDE THE STORAGE UNIT--- NEXT TO HER--EMPTY BOTTLES OF VODKA AND AN ASH TRAY.

WE SPOKE TO WENDI'S MOM EXCLUSIVELY ON THE PHONE FROM ARIZONA-SHE TELLS US HER DAUGHTER WAS A GOOD MOTHER.

VERY SMART-- RESPONSIBLE-- AND ABLE TO HOLD A JOB.

BUT SAYS ALCOHOL IS HER PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE UNIT MOM-SOTVO


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Wendi's Mom

05:06-05:17 "I would talk to her and talk to my grandson and he was fine. He'd never been abused until evidently this episode.

8:05-8:11"She was not a terrible mother. She was terrible this past week. "

WENDI'S MOM TELLS US HER DAD AND BROTHER WHO LIVE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE ASKED FOR CUSTODY OF THE LITTLE BOY.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY TELL US IN ORDER FOR A FAMILY MEMBER TO TAKE CUSTODY--- THE DEPARTMENT MUST FIRST DO A BACKGROUND CHECK AND MAKE SURE THE HOME IS STABLE. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE SHED RULES-ONCAM


TODAY - YOU ASKED AND WE GOT THE ANSWERS.

IT IS LEGAL TO LIVE IN A STORAGE UNIT.

ABC7 FOUND OUT THAT SOME BUSINESSES DO OPERATE OUT OF THEM NATIONWIDE.

ABC7'S RICK RITTER HAS MORE FOR US TONIGHT.

RICK. Return to index of stories...


STORAGE SHED RULES-LLPKG


-SAT DOWN WITH COLLIER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT

-SUPERVISOR TELLS ME THESE STORAGE UNITS ARE NOT ZONED FOR DWELLING, MEANING YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO LIVE INSIDE ONE

-EXACTLY WHAT THE 44-YEAR-OLD MOTHER AND HER SON WERE DOING FOR AT LEAST A FEW DAYS

-NOW CONDE ENFORCEMENT TELLS ME THEY'RE SERVING THE FACILITY A NOTICE OF VIOLATION

TAKE TRACKED VOSOT

44-YEAR-OLD WENDI HORNE ORR REMAINS IN COLLIER COUNTY JAIL TONIGHT - AFTER SHE WAS CAUGHT LIVING IN A STORAGE UNIT WITH HER 2 YEAR OLD SON.

OVER THE NEXT 24-HOURS - COLLIER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT TELLS US THEY WILL SERVE THE CUBE SMART FACILITY WITH A NOTICE OF VIOLATION FOR ALLOWING HORNE ORR TO LIVE IN AN UNIT - WHETHER THEY KNEW OR NOT.

THE NOTICE IS JUST A WARNING FOR NOW - MEANING ANY FUTURE PROBLEMS WILL RESULT IN A FINE.

BUT CODE ENFORCEMENT TELLS US THE FACILITY IS UNLIKE OTHERS ACROSS THE COUNTY.

IT INCLUDES BUSINESSES THAT TOOK OVER STORAGE UNITS IN THE FRONT SECTION OF THE PROPERTY - WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN WALK IN AND OUT OF GLASS DOORS.

CODE ENFORCEMENT SAYS IT'S COMPLETELY LEGAL BECAUSE THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN WAS MADE THAT WAY.

BUT IN ORDER FOR SOMEONE TO LIVE IN ANY OF THE UNITS -IT WOULD NEED TO BE ZONED AS A "DWELLING UNIT" AND HAVE CERTAIN FACILITIES - SOMETHING HORNE ORR NEVER HAD FOR HER AND HER LITTLE BOY - MAKING IT ILLEGAL.

TAKE SOT

Jeff Letourneau /Supervisor, Collier County Code Enforcement, East Naples District

1:44:54 "eating facilities, bathroom facilities, hot and cold water, heating facilities - you name it - whatever it takes to live comfortably and that's what they're required to have and a storage unit doesn't have that."

RICK LIVE

-HORNE ORR REMAINS IN JAIL ON $7500 BOND

-DCF LOOKING TO RELEASE THE CHILD TO FAMILY

-COMING UP AT SIX - WE'LL GO INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT WHAT CODE ENFORCEMENT IS INVESTIGATING - AND THE TYPE OF UNIT THE MOTHER AND SON WERE LIVING IN.

IN EAST NAPLES, RR,ABC7. Return to index of stories...


WI BABY FOUND ALIVE-VO-WIPE


ABC-7 HAS LEARNED A BABY KIDNAPPED YESTERDAY IN WISCONSIN- FOUND ALIVE IN IOWA.

THE BABY IS JUST 6 DAYS OLD.

KAYDEN POWELL FOUND IN A TOTE BAG WRAPPED IN BLANKETS AT A GAS STATION.

A POLICE CHIEF ON PATROL HEARD HIM CRYING.

HIS MOTHER REPORTED HIM MISSING YESTERDAY WHEN SHE FOUND HIS BASSINET EMPTY. Return to index of stories...


WI BABY FOUND ALIVE-SOTVO-WIPE


"We were worried about baby Kayden from the time that 9-1-1 call came in. We never stopped worrying. We never stopped giving up hope. And it's cases like this, it's days like today that most of us do what we do. We're able to celebrate with you today the safe return of this child. It's miraculous."

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE JUST CHARGED A DENVER WOMAN WITH KIDNAPPING IN THE CASE.

THEY SAY KRISTEN SMITH SHOWED UP AT KAYDEN'S HOUSE SHORTLY AFTER HE WAS BORN, CLAIMING TO BE A RELATIVE.

POLICE ARRESTED HER IN IOWA ON AN UNRELATED WARRANT.

THEY FOUND BABY CLOTHES INSIDE HER VAN BUT NOT THE BABY. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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REEVES BAIL HEARING-VOTOPS


THIS JUST IN- A JUDGE DENIED BAIL FOR THE FORMER OFFICER CHARGED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING AT TAMPA MOVIE THEATER.

NEW VIDEO PLAYED TODAY AT HIS BOND HEARING-

TAKE A LOOK-

ALRIGHT - LOOK AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN.

DEPUTIES SAY YOU CAN SEE THE ROW WITH FORMER POLICE OFFICER CURTIS REEVES BEFORE HE OPENS FIRE.

THE VIDEO DOES NOT SHOW THE VICTIM - CHAD OULSON.

WATCH AS REEVES RAISES HIS ARM.

PROSECUTORS SAY THAT IS WHEN HE SHOT AND KILLED OULSON.

REEVES SAYS HE SHOT IN SELF-DEFENSE.

PROSECUTORS SAY THE SHOOTING WAS IN RESPONSE TO OULSEN TEXTING DURING THE MOVIE TRAILERS. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO OPEN-CLIP


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JUNIOR PARADE-VOTOPS-WIPE


LOTS OF THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT JUNIOR PARADE IS ON SUNDAY.

THE RAMP OFF THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE INTO DOWNTOWN AND ALL ROADS NORTH OF SECOND STREET TO THE RIVER BETWEEN JACKSON AND MONROE STREETS WILL BE CLOSED STARTING AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES SEAFOOD-VOTOPS


TONIGHT - THE EVERGLADES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL STARTS IN DOWNTOWN EVERGLADES CITY.

40 TO 50 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO HEAD OUT THERE THIS WEEKEND.

THERE IS PLENTY OF FRESH SEAFOOD, LIVE MUSIC AND GATOR WRESTLING! Return to index of stories...


OTHER EVENTS-TCMON


OTHER EVENTS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND?

GREEKFEST 2014 IN NAPLES.

THE BONITA SPRINGS NATIONAL ART FESTIVAL.

AND TASTE OF THE CAPE ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


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


IF YOU CRUISE IT.

GET READY FOR A NEW VIRUS.

TONIGHT DOCTORS SAY FORGET THE NOROVIRUS.

THE NEW VIRUS THAT MADE AT LEAST 700 PEOPLE SICK AT SEA.

PLUS LOOK AT THIS.

THE NASTY SLUR A MAJOR BANK SENT A CUSTOMER.

HOW IT GOT ONTO THE ENVELOPE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

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


TZ1 A CRUISE SHIP NEW VIRUS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ1 B BANK MEAN MAIL-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


SUNSHINE AND RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

We closed the work week Friday on a pleasant note, with sun & clouds and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s. A few rain showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Patchy fog will be possible overnight, with mild lows in the low 60s.

We start Saturday on a great note, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low 80s. Clouds will increase quickly late, with rain showers possible in the evening and overnight. Lows Saturday Night will be in the low 60s.

A few lingering showers will be possible Sunday, before skies clear and drier air works into the region. Sunday will feature temps in the upper 70s.

The nice and dry weather continues to start next week. Expect a heavy dose of sun Monday, with temps climbing into the upper 70s. Temps climb into the low 80s Tuesday & Wednesday.

Our next weather system is still on track to impact the area late Wednesday into Thursday. This will bring more cloud cover and good chance of showers across the region. High temps to close out next week will likely stay in the mid to upper 70s. Return to index of stories...


BANK MEAN MAIL-VO


A CALIFORNIA WOMAN GOT A SHOCK --

OPENING HER MAIL FROM BANK OF AMERICA.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

A CREDIT CARD APPLICATION FROM THE BANK WAS ADDRESSED TO "LISA IS A SLUT MCINTIRE."

THE BANK HAS APOLOGIZED AND SAYS IT IS LOOKING INTO THE SITUATION.

MCINTIRE SUSPECTS A DATA ENTRY PERSON WITH THE BANK IS BEHIND THE OFFENSIVE ADDRESS. Return to index of stories...


CELLPHONE DIAGNOSIS-TCMON-VO


ALMOST SEVEN-BILLION OF US USE ONE, AND NOW RESEARCHERS SAY YOUR PHONE COULD BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH.

U-C-L-A RESEARCHERS CREATED VARIOUS ATTACHMENTS FOR SMART PHONES.

ONE CAN PERFORM AN H-I-V SCREENING.

ANOTHER DETECTS ALLERGENS IN FOOD.

A SPECIAL TUBE USES THE PHONE'S CAMERA TO MEASURE ALLERGENS.

OTHER ATTACHMENTS MEASURE THE PRESENCE OF E-COLI IN FOOD, BLOOD CELL COUNTS, AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.

CELL PHONES ARE LESS EXPENSIVE THAN GOING TO A LAB.

PARAMEDICS CAN USE THEM IN THE FIELD TO GET IMMEDIATE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP VIRUS NEW-VO


DOCTORS SUSPECTED NOROVIRUS.

BUT NOW THE C-D-C SAYS THE STOMACH BUG THAT SICKENED NEARLY 700 PEOPLE ON A ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE. IS A NEW STRAIN.

THE C-D-C SAYS IT'S THE G-L-L-4 SYDNEY STRAIN.

THEY FIRST DETECTED IT TWO YEARS AGO.

MORE THAN 600 PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS ABOARD THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN SHIP 'EXPLORER OF THE SEAS' GOT SICK.

IT IS THE LARGEST NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK IN 20 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BLACK HISTORY LUNCH CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

THIS IS NOT HOW YOU CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

ON THE MENU --

IN A CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DISTRICT?

FRIED CHICKEN, CORNBREAD, AND WATERMELON.

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO PROFESSOR DOCTOR JAMES TAYLOR SAYS HE CAN SEE WHY SOME WERE OFFENDED. Return to index of stories...


BLACK HISTORY LUNCH CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


"Because chicken, watermelon, collard greens, these stereotypes of black southern culture

comes from the same place as the "n" word comes from this is not like this food represents some heroic moment in African American experience, what it represents is the degradation and the stereotyping of African Americans."

THE PRINCIPAL SENT A LETTER HOME TO PARENTS APOLOGIZING- SAYING IN PART- THEY DO NOT TRY TO PERPETUATE RACIAL STEREOTYPES AND THEY ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY AGAINST THEM. Return to index of stories...


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


NATS LA ARRIVAL @ 13:16:53

Robert: The flowers are here.

SOT LA: 13:21:55

some of the flowers look a little wilted. They look a little old.

ABC7 PUTS THOSE VALENTINES DAY FLOWERS TO THE TEST.

ARE THOSE ONLINE PICTURES TELLING THE TRUTH.

WHERE TO GO TO GET THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.

"How'd you like to fill up a bag with all the clothes and shoes you could want for just 20 bucks? You can. we'll tell you when and where." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A VALENTINES DAY FLOWERS-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B SMART SHOPPER-SOTTOPS


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PLATO'S CLOSET GRAB BAG-TCMON


A SHOPPING SPREE OF FOR NEXT TO NOTHING.

LOOKING AHEAD -

ABC7'S SMART SHOPPER CHLOE MORRONI FOUND AN EVENT TOMORROW WHERE YOU CAN SAVE CASH AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE.

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PLATO'S CLOSET GRAB BAG-PKG


YOU NAME IT, THEY'VE GOT IT AT PLATO'S CLOSET IN FORT MYERS

5:29-:35 SHANNON PREMAZA - CUSTOMER

"There's a ton to choose from here and even if you don't have a lot of money you can find a lot of great things here."

AND THE DEAL IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SWEETER,

ON SATURDAY THE CONSIGNMENT STORE IS HOLDING ITS BI-ANNUAL GRAB BAG EVENT

50:05-:09 MEGAN TRZAK - PLATO'S CLOSET WORKER

What we do is hand you a medium sized bag as you walk in, everything you can fit in there is just $20."

59:23 STAND UP - CHLOE

"Check it out, this is the size bag you're gonna get to put all the clearance items you can inside

22:00:45

And if you fold it up just right, you can put a lot of stuff inside

50:25 -:29 MEGAN

"They actually do save a lot of money. I think one of the customers that saved the most was $300."

AND FOR EMPLOYEE MICHELLE RAVISH THE GRAB BAG HOLDS A VERY SPECIAL MEANING.

54:51 MICHELLE RAVISH - EMPLOYEE

"When the owners came up to me and said we're choosing your parents, I was like what…54:59

YOU SEE ALL THE MONEY MADE GOES TO CHARITY, THIS TIME ITS GABRIEL HOUSE IN FORT MYERS…THAT'S WHERE MICHELLE GREW UP AND WAS ADOPTED

9:02 ANNE RAVISH - RUNS GABRIEL HOUSE

"It's a home for medically needy children that have been abandoned and displace."

MICHELLE'S MOM ANNE SAYS OVER THE PAST 26 YEARS NEARLY 400 CHILDREN HAVE COME THROUGH THE HOME, RECEIVED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND BEEN ADOPTED, BUT IT'S NOT EASY…THE PRIVATE NON PROFIT RUNS ON DONATIONS.

12:47 -:52 ANNE RAVISH

"Sometimes it's like ok, where is the next mortgage payment coming from, or food, but we're just always provided for.

AND ANNE SAYS KNOWING THAT PLATO'S CLOSET WANTS TO HELP HER HELP EVEN MORE CHILDREN, MEANS SO MUCH.

13:03 ANNE "It's awesome, they're really really gonna be a help, we were just kind of blown away."

SNAGGING SOME GREAT DEALS FOR A GREAT CAUSE. THAT'S TODAY'S SMART SHOPPER, I'M CHLOE MORRONI Return to index of stories...


PLATO'S CLOSET GRAB BAG-TCMON


THE EVENT STARTS AT 10 IN THE MORNING NAD LASTS UNTIL EVERYTHING IS GONE.

EMPLOYEES SAY SHOW UP EARLY. Return to index of stories...


INFANT FORMULA-VO


NEW RULES TONIGHT ABOUT INFANT FORMULA FROM THE F-D-A.

MANUFACTURERS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVE THEIR FORMULAS INCLUDE THE PROPER AMOUNT OF PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRATES, FATS, VITAMINS AND MINERALS.

THEY'LL ALSO TEST SAMPLES FOR CONTAMINANTS -- LIKE SALMONELLA -- BEFORE DISTRIBUTION.

THE F-D-A STILL RECOMMENDS BREASTFEEDING. Return to index of stories...


COST OF CHEESE IS UP-VOTOPS


GET READY TO PAY MORE AT THE GROCERY STORE.

THE COST OF CHEESE IS UP.

THE PRICE OF MOZZARELLA JUMPED ABOUT 16-PERCENT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER.

CHEDDAR PRICES SKYROCKETED EVEN MORE. JUMPING 25-PERCENT.

THE REASON?

GLOBAL MILK PRODUCTION IS DOWN DUE TO BAD WEATHER AND HIGH FEED COSTS. SO MORE CHEESE MADE IN THE U-S IS BEING EXPORTED. Return to index of stories...


WATCH WHAT YOU EAT DURING THE WEEK-VO


DIETING IS TOUGH.

TONIGHT A NEW DIET STRATEGY.

FORGET THE TRENDS AND WATCH THE CALENDAR.

RESERACHERS FOLLOWED 80 ADULTS.

THOSE WHO LOST WEIGHT DID SO BETWEEN TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.

THEY TOOK THE WEEKENDS OFF TO INDULGE.

COULD BE PROOF THAT A STRICT DIET JUST ISN'T HUMAN NATURE. Return to index of stories...


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


ABC7 IS ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT.

A PLANE HIJACKED IN THE UKRAINE.

THE HIJACKER SAID HE HAD A BOMB.

WHAT THE PILOT DID TO RESCUE EVERYONE ON BOARD --

AND THE NEW WORD FROM A U-S SECURITY OFFICIAL.

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING FROM THE TEENS--

INSIDE THE S-U-V THE NIGHT THEIR FRIEND WAS SHOT AND KILLED FOR PLAYING MUSIC TOO LOUD.

THEN THIS

I shouldn't have done it. It was wrong.

WATCH WHY.

THAT TEEN TOOK A SWING AND BROKE ANOTHER BOY'S JAW.

THE FRIENDS CHEERING ON THE BEATING.

WHY HE HAS *NOT* APOLOGIZED TO HIS VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A SOCHI PLANE THREAT-VO-WIPE


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TZ 3 B MICHAEL DUNN TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ3 C TEEN PAID TO PUNCH KID-SOTVO-DISS


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

SAMANTHA HURLEY OF FORT MYERS

THANKS FOR WATCHING SAMANTHA.

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