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DIRECTORS PAGE WINTER WEATHER-PKG
HEADLINES---- COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
A) TAMPA WRONG WAY CRASH-NATS TOPS VO TEASE TWO-----------
B) REDNECK STABBING-VO TOPS A) ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VO TOPS
C) SEAFOOD FEST-VO TOPS STORMWAR 7 OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP WEATHER FORECAST-PHC
TAMPA WRONG WAY CRASH-OC SS NATS VO WEATHER FORECAST-WXWALL
CRASH AFTERMATH-VO TOPS OC WALLENDA STUNT-ONCAM
CYPRESS LAKE COACH-SS TOPS WALLENDA STUNT-PKG
CYPRESS LAKE COACH-SOT VO NJ CHRISTIE-VO
NFM CRASH-SS OBAMA PUTIN-OC SOT OC
TOSS TO HOLLIE-SS ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VO
REDNECK STABBING-PKG SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO TY-ONCAM OLYMPICS-POP
SEAFOOD FEST-PKG OLYMPICS-VOTOPS
MEAT RECALL-VO CG FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-POP
EDISON PARADE-VO FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS
MISSING MAN IN MEXICO-ONCAM FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-SOTTOPS
MISSING MAN IN MEXICO-PKG MICHIGAN ST WISCONSIN BASKETBALL-VOTOPS
MISSING MAN IN MEXICO-ONCAM MARCUS SMART SHOVE-VOTOPS
FL HOME EXPLOSION-VO WIPE KNICKS THUNDER BASKETBALL-VOTOPS
FL HOME EXPLOSION-SOT VO MIKE WILLIAMS-POP
CHOPPER CRASH-VO FGCU SOFTBALL-CGTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP PEBBLE BEACH GOLF-CGTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-POP
A) WINTER WEATHER-VO TOPS GOODBYE-3SHOT
WINTER WEATHER-ONCAM  


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HEADLINES----


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A) TAMPA WRONG WAY CRASH-NATS TOPS VO


nats of woman screaming and car bursting into flames

HORRIFIC VIDEO OF A HEAD-ON CRASH THAT KILLED FIVE PEOPLE IN TAMPA.

FIRST AT SIX THIRTY--

ONE OF THE INNOCENT VICTIMS -- A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN.

WE HAVE THE SHOCKING STORY.

ANOTHER BLACK EYE FOR THE REDNECK YACHT CLUB IN CHARTLOTTE COUNTY.

ONE WOMAN IS STABBED

ANOTHER IN JAIL.

HEAR FROM WITNESSES TONIGHT.

PLUS--

IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST FESTIVALS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

BRINGING BIG EATS AND BIG DOLLARS INTO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


B) REDNECK STABBING-VO TOPS


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C) SEAFOOD FEST-VO TOPS


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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TAMPA WRONG WAY CRASH-OC SS NATS VO


BREAKING NEWS INTO THE ABC SEVEN NEWSROOM.

A FORT MYERS MAN IS ONE OF FIVE PEOPLE KILLED IN A WRONG-WAY CRASH NEAR TAMPA.

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS US 20-YEAR-OLD IMTIYAZ ILIAS DIED IN THE CRASH LAST NIGHT.

HE WAS A PASSENGER IN A VEHICLE SLAMMED HEAD ON BY AN S-U-V.

WE ARE ALSO LEARNING ILAS WAS A WRESTLER AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

TONIGHT WE ARE GETTING BRAND NEW VIDEO OF THE HORRIFIC CRASH.

WE WANT TO WARN YOU THIS IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC.

nats of music.then screaming ahh ahh ahh then flames.

THIS IS CELL PHONE VIDEO OF THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE DEADLY CRASH.

THE WOMAN TAKING IT-- FOLLOWED THE S-U-V DRIVER FOR SEVERAL MINUTES

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HIGHWAY 275.

THE S-U-V SOMEHOW AVOIDED SEVERAL OTHER CARS-- BEFORE FINALLY SLAMMING IN TO THE VEHICLE. Return to index of stories...


CRASH AFTERMATH-VO TOPS OC


WE'RE GETTING VIDEO OF THE AFTERMATH OF THE CRASH.

TROOPERS TELL US ALL THREE VICTIMS WERE IN THEIR TWENTIES--AND WERE MEMBERS OF UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA'S FRATERNITY SIGMA BETA RHO.

THE DRIVER OF THE S-U-V HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE.

TROOPERS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WERE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE COACH-SS TOPS


TONIGHT WE SPOKE WITH ILIAS FORMER COACH AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

HE GRADUATED FROM CYPRESS LAKE IN 2012.

THE COACH TELLS ABC SEVEN FRIENDS CALLED HIM JIM AND HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST DETERMINED AND TALENTED KIDS ON THE TEAM. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE COACH-SOT VO


Jim was an amazing guy. In everything, school, wrestling, he worked

hard, had fun was a pleasure to be around always entertaining Always

wanted to joke

ILIAS WAS ONLY THE SECOND WRESTLER IN SCHOOL HISTORY TO PLACE IN THE SATE TOURNAMENT TWICE.

HE PLACED 6th IN 2011 and 4th IN 2012.

ABC SEVEN WILL BE STAYING ONTOP OF THIS DEVELOPING STORY AND WILL BRING YOU MORE DETAILS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NFM CRASH-SS


BRAND NEW AT SIX THIRTY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES IDENTIFY A MAN WHO DROVE INTO A WATER FILLED DITCH AND DIED.

IT HAPPENED LATE LAST NIGHT ALONG DEL PRADO BOULEVARD IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THE CAR LANDED UPSIDE DOWN IN THE WATER.

THE DRIVER--69-YEAR OLD-CARLOS ARROYO-- DIED AT THE SCENE.

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TOSS TO HOLLIE-SS


NEW TONIGHT--

DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING

A STABBING AT A POPULAR PARTY SPOT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 19-YEAR-OLD JESSICA HESS FROM RIVERVIEW FLORIDA.

DETECTIVES CLAIM SHE STABBED A 20 YEAR OLD WOMAN **SEVERAL TIMES AT THE REDNECK YACHT CLUB IN PUNTA GORDA.

ABC SEVEN'S HOLLIE HOJECK BRINGS US THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


REDNECK STABBING-PKG


THE PARTY IS OVER IN PUNTA GORDA.

BUT NOT BEFORE THINGS TOOK A VIOLENT TURN.

Sammy Scalera, West Palm Beach

:53:03 a girl got stabbed five times

:02

IT HAPPENED AT CROWDED REDNECK YACHT CLUB.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM AN NBC2 UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION BACK IN 20-12.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COME OUT TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO PARTY AT THE PRIVATE PARK EVERY YEAR.

:57:29 Its pretty hectic, but if you know what you're doing-it's not a problem.

:03

TONIGHT-19 YEAR OLD JESSICA HESS OF RIVERVIEW FLORIDA IS BEHIND BARS.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE TEEN STABBED ANOTHER WOMEN SEVERAL TIMES SATURDAY NIGHT.

CJ Townsend, Lakeland FL

:00:09 We didnt know until the cops showed up.

Sammy Scalera, West Palm Beach

:53:08 They blocked it off with a bunch of barrels and cops were there really fast for where we were at.

:04

THE 20 YEAR OLD VICTIM WAS AIRLIFTED TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

HESS WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL TOO-

THEN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

Travis Flemming, Fort Pierce FL

:58:53 its stupid, it shouldnt happen.

VISITOR CJ TOWNSEND SAYS ITS NOT A MATTER OF SECURITY--

CJ Townsend, Lakeland FL

::00:14

:08 Its normally a fun time, we drink a little bit, but nothing too crazy. It's just irresponsible people.

:08

IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME A PERSON HAS NEEDED TO BE AIRLIFTED---

ACCORDING TO OUR INVESTIGATION-14 PEOPLE WERE MED-FLIGHTED FROM THE PARK FROM 2009-2012.

::TAKE HOLLIE LIVE::

WE REACHED OUT TO THE PARK---WHO SENT OUT A STATEMENT, BUT DID NOT WANT TO COMMENT ANY FURTHER ON WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO TY-ONCAM


EVERGLADES CITY IS HOSTING ITS BIGGEST MONEY MAKER OF THE YEAR-- ITS ANNUAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL.

IT'S BEEN HAPPENING FOR THAN 40 YEARS.

ABC 7'S TY RUSSELL EXPLAINS THERE'S MORE TO THE FESTIVAL THAN JUST FOOD. Return to index of stories...


SEAFOOD FEST-PKG


NAT

"one corn dog? six dollars sir"

IT'S A WEEKEND TO MAKE MONEY FOR DOZENS OF COOKS.

Samer Alawar/ food vendor "there are a lot of food vendors and a lot

of people too." 3:14:05-3:14:07

THIS YEAR, EVERGLADES CITY SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS BELIEVE NEARLY

60-THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOWED UP.

THATS COMPARED TO 52-THOUSAND LAST YEAR.

THE SUNNY SKIES

MAY HAVE BEEN A FACTOR.

Lori Nelson/ Bonita Springs Resident "I've lives here forever now,

it feels like and have meet been here. It's some beautiful weather

today so we said let's go." 3:09:37-3:09:43

SEAFOOD LOVERS WHO ARE OUT TO TASTE THE DAY'S CATCH ARE ALSO HELPING

THE CITY EXPERIENCE IT'S YEARLY BOOM IN BUSINESS.

Buzzy Ford/ Everglades City Seafood Festival MC "it's actually, of

course, a community event and supports the community."

3:05:12-3:05:16

ORGANIZERS SAY SOME OF THE DOLLARS SPENT THIS YEAR IS GOING BACK TO THE CITY.

THE EXTRA MONEY HELPS CITY LEADERS WRAP UP SOME

MUCH NEEDED PROJECTS.

Buzzy Ford/ Everglades City Seafood Festival MC "the schools, the

fire station, they bought fire trucks, they built parks, it supports

the churches." 3:05:16-3:05:22

THIS YEARLY FUNDRAISER CREATES STIFF COMPETITION.

THERE ATE 30 FOOD VENDORS.

THERE'S ALSO 140 OTHER TENTS SELLING CLOTHES, ARTS, AND CRAFTS.

THE BIG NUMBER MEANS SOME WON'T WALK AWAY TAKING HOME A BIG CHUNK OF CHANGE.

Samer Alawar/ food vendor "it's not too bad. Fair money." 3:13:57-3:14:00

THE FESTIVAL STARTED 40 YEARS AGO TO HELP RAISE MONEY TO BUILD A PLAYGROUND.

TODAY--IT STILL HAS THAT SAME GOAL BUT ON A MUCH LARGER SCALE.

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MEAT RECALL-VO CG


A NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMPANY IS RECALLING NEARLY NINE MILLION POUNDS OF MEAT--

SOME OF THAT-- BEING SOLD RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

"RANCHO FEEDING" SAYS IT PROCESSED DISEASED AND UNHEALTHY ANIMALS WITHOUT A FULL FEDERAL INSPECTION.

THE RECALL INCLUDES A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS--

THEY ALL HAVE "EST 527" IN THE USDA MARK OF INSPECTION

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EDISON PARADE-VO


THE ANNUAL EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT JUNIOR PARADE WRAPPED UP IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS TODAY.

THE PARADE FEATURED FLOATES AND EVEN THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES.

EVENT PLANNERS SAY THIS WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST YEARS EVER--

WITH MORE THAN 1-HUNDRED-20 UNITS -- AND 13-MARCHING BANDS.

THE GRANDE PARADE WILL TAKE PLACE SATURDAY NIGHT TO CELEBRATE THOMAS EDISON'S BIRTHDAY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MAN IN MEXICO-ONCAM


IT'S A GROWING MYSTERY.

AN AMERICAN ADVENTURER IS MISSING --

NOW HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS.

HARRY DEVER VANISHED LAST MONTH ON A MOTORCYCLE RIDE THROUGH MEXICO.

CINDY HSU REPORTS ON THE DISAPPEARANCE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MAN IN MEXICO-PKG


I love my son. And I don't need him next to me, but I need to know he's alive in the world and that he's ok.

ANN DEVERT OF PELHAM, NEW YORK, IS A MOTHER DESPERATE TO FIND HER ONLY CHILD.

32 YEAR OLD HARRY DEVERT. A WORLD TRAVELER AND ADVENTURE BLOGGER, DISAPPEARED IN MEXICO ON JANUARY 25TH AND HASN'T BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE.

I'm hoping for anyone who has a connection in Mexico to that area to tell people to be on the lookout for my son, my beloved. beloved son.

IN EARLY DECEMBER DEVERT JUMPED ON HIS MOTORCYCLE IN NEW ROCHELLE.

HE TRAVELED CROSS COUNTRY AND DOWN TO MEXICO WITH HOPES TO RIDE ALL THE WAY TO THE TIP OF SOUTH AMERICA.

DEVERT WAS IN A VOLATILE AREA NEAR ZIHUATANEJO, BEING GUIDED BY A MEXICAN MILITARY ESCORT WHEN HE TEXTED A FRIEND SAYING HE'D BE IN TOUCH LATER THAT NIGHT.

THEN HE VANISHED.

He's always said this is what I expect. You can absolutely expect to hear me by such and such a time. I have not heard anything.

THE FAMILY HAS REACHED OUT TO THE U-S EMBASSY IN MEXICO AND AMERICAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FOR HELP.

ATTORNEY DARREN DEL SARDO HAS VOLUNTEERED HIS SERVICES FOR FREE.

Here we have a single mother who really doesn't have the resources to find out exactly what's going on and how our system here works when people are traveling abroad.

FRIENDS HAVE OPENED A FACEBOOK PAGE IN HOPES SOMEONE WILL GIVE THEM THE BREAK THEY NEED AND BRING HARRY HOME.

We need help. And I can tell you that together, the group of people that we are. We will find Harry.

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MISSING MAN IN MEXICO-ONCAM


CINDY HSU REPORTING.

A U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON CONFIRMS A U.S. CITIZEN WAS REPORTED MISSING--

BUT DECLINED FURTHER COMMENT BECAUSE OF "PRIVACY CONSIDERATIONS." Return to index of stories...


FL HOME EXPLOSION-VO WIPE


A HOME IS DESTROYED BY FIRE AFTER AN EXPLOSION NEAR DAYTONA BEACH.

A YARD LITTERED WITH CHARRED DEBRIS IS ALL THAT REMAINS AFTER THIS FIRE AND EXPLOSION.

THE FIRE SET OFF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION INSIDE THE HOME.

WITHIN MINUTES, THE FLAMES STARTED TO SPREAD. Return to index of stories...


FL HOME EXPLOSION-SOT VO


"By the time the fire department got here, it was completely gone. The flames were just. and it started damaging my sister-in-law's house next door."

NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CHOPPER CRASH-VO


TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A HELICOPTER CRASH IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE PRIVATE HELICOPTER'S BLADES CLIPPED SOME TREES--

THEN CRASHED IN A MARSHY, WOODED AREA.

THE PILOT AND ONE PASSENGER WERE KILLED;

A SECOND PASSENGER SURVIVED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE THREE WERE FLYING BACK TO TALLAHASSEE AFTER VISITING A RESTAURANT NEAR THE COAST. Return to index of stories...


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


CHUNKS OF MOUNTAINS FALLING ONTO ROADS, HOMES EVACUATED.

SEE WHERE THIS BRUTAL WINTER STORM IS HITTING COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


A) WINTER WEATHER-VO TOPS


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WINTER WEATHER-ONCAM


WICKED WEATHER IS BATTERING THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES--

AND IT COULD MEAN MORE PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE ON THE EAST COAST.

ABC'S CHUCK SIVERSTEN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-PKG


embargoed to KGO

HEAVY RAINS WHIPPED BY FIERCE WINDS LEFT BEHIND A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION IN

CALIFORNIA'S SONOMA COUNTY.

MANY TREES WERE AMONG THE CASUALTIES. SO WERE UTILITY POLES ALONG WITH THE

ELECTRIC LINES THEY ONCE SUPPORTED.

SEWER SYSTEMS WERE SOON SWAMPED, SENDING THE OVERFLOW EVERY WHICH WAY

BUT UP.

IN SAN FRANCISCO, YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BE ON THE ROAD TO HAVE A CAR WRECK.

BEING AT THE CURB WAS ENOUGH. HEAVY RAINS UPROOTED MASSIVE TREES, SENDING

THEM TOPPLING ONTO PARKED CARS AND CRUSHING THEM.

STREET FLOODING SOON FOLLOWED --LEAVING RESIDENTS RUEFUL OVER THEIR

HOPES FOR RAIN TO RELIEVE CALIFORNIA'S

CHRONIC DROUGHT.

sot

Batt. Chief Scott Barnes

Mill Valley Fire Department

"They scared us for the last week saying 'never again will we see rain -

well, it's here."

THE DOWNPOURS MEANT WASHED-OUT ROADS LIKE THIS ONE IN SONOMA COUNTY --

AND DANGEROUS MUDSLIDES THREATENING MORE

DAMAGE STILL.

THESE POTENTIALLY DEADLY DROPOFFS

CLAIMED THIS TRUCK -- BARELY VISIBLE BURIED BENEATH A MOUND OF MUD.

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Steve Ginesi

Fort Ross, CA Volunteer Fire Dept.

"We were called out to this cave in on the Fort Ross road about 10:30 this

morning. Heavy rains, we have measured about 12 inches of rain so far,

during the storm. Roadways sluffing off, there was one house in jeopardy

that we evacuated."

RESIDENTS ARE BRACED FOR MORE BAD WEATHER THIS WEEK.

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


IT'S A NO GO.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S CHANCE TO GET BACK INTO THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT ON HIS TERMS IS STOPPED.

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


A) ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VO TOPS


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STORMWAR 7 OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER FORECAST-PHC


FULL WX

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...


WEATHER FORECAST-WXWALL


Thanks to a cool front that moved through Southwest Florida last night, we've got a cooler, less humid evening on the way with temperatures quickly settling into the 60s for the first half of the night and then falling into the 50s by early Monday morning.

The cooler spots overnight will be to the north and deeper inland around Arcadia and Palmdale where temps may drop as low as the lower 50s or upper 40s. The rest of Southwest Florida will spend the early morning hours Monday in the mid to upper 50s.

We've got some great weather in the works to start the week on Monday and Tuesday. After kicking off each morning with temps in the 50s, we'll warm up nicely by the afternoon with highs in the upper 70s Monday and low 80s Tuesday. Both days will feature plenty of sun and only a few clouds.

Wednesday will be a transition day for us as the next cold front approaches Southwest Florida, bringing in some scattered rain and lots of clouds from Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

This next front should clear the area by Thursday afternoon, leaving us with some cooler weather and lower humidity for the end of the week.

Daytime highs on Thursday and Friday should only manage to reach the mid 70s while overnight lows dip down into the low 50s. Return to index of stories...


WALLENDA STUNT-ONCAM


DAVID THANK YOU.

SARASOTA DAREDEVIL NIK WALLENDA'S LATEST STUNT BROUGHT HIM IN FRONT OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.

HE CROSSED THE GEORGIA DOME---ON A TIGHTROPE!

CHRISTI PAUL SHOWS US THE EXCITING STUNT. Return to index of stories...


WALLENDA STUNT-PKG


HIGH ABOVE THE INDOOR FIELD AT THE GEORGIA DOME, WIRE WALKER NIK WALLENDA DAZZLED THE CROWD BELOW.

I love what I do I have passion for it. My great grandfather said it best life is on the wire everything else is just waiting. So when im on that wire that's life.

IT'S A LIFE THAT'S LED HIM TO FEATS IN FAR MORE DRAMATIC SETTINGS.

You don't expect it to be this windy. but right on the water here, you know it makes it that much worse.

FROM WALKING 180-FEET ABOVE A SARASOTA, FLORIDA HIGHWAY.

TO CROSSING NIAGARA FALLS.

AND HIS 15-HUNDRED FOOT STROLL ABOVE THE GRAND CANYON, NICK WALLENDA HAS TRAVERSED SOME TRICKY TERRAIN.

What's up atlanta!

.BUT WALLENDA SAYS EVERY WALK HAS ITS UNIQUE SET OF CHALLENGES. INCLUDING THOSE INDOORS.

Because there's a lot of curtains in the way, there's a lot of trussing and lighting that's in the way so we have to angle them at funky angles so the wire moves a little bit more and you really don't know what to expect until you get out there.

HIS WALK WAS PART OF THE WINTER JAM - A CHRISTIAN CONCERT SERIES.

AND ONE SPECTATOR WAS PRAYING FOR A SAFE FINISH.

Oh my gosh you are going to die you are going to die! And he finally made it out and I was just like "yay!".

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NJ CHRISTIE-VO


NEW JERSEY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER SAYS THEY "BLEW IT" BY ENDORSING REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S RE-ELECTION BID.

THAT'S FROM AN ARTICLE BY THE STAR-LEDGER'S EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR.

THE COLUMN COMES ONE MONTH AFTER CHRISTIE DENIED INVOLVEMENT IN A BRIDGE SCANDAL.

IT EXPLAINES HOW THE ENDORSEMENT WAS A CHOICE BETWEEN TWO FLAWED CANDIDATES.

CHRISTIE HAS YET TO COMMENT ABOUT THE COLUMN. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA PUTIN-OC SOT OC


PRESIDENT OBAMA'S DECISION NOT TO TRAVEL TO RUSSIA WAS NOT A SNUB TO RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR POO-TIN.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE FORMER HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF.

I think he sent a delegation that represents the broad values of the United States. We're here to support our team. We're here to represent our country, and we're proud to be here.

OBAMA AND PUTIN HAVE NOT HAD GOOD RELATIONS ESPECIALLY SINCE RUSSIA REFUSES TO EXTRADITE NSA LEAKER EDWARD SNOWDEN. Return to index of stories...


ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VO


A BOXING PROMOTER SAYS HE IS CALLING OFF A MATCH BETWEEN RAPPER D-M-X AND GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.\

ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED OF MURDER IN TRAYVON MARTIN'S DEATH.

CELEBRITY BOXING PROMOTER DAMON FELDMAN, WHO WAS NEGOTIATING THE TERMS OF THE FIGHT ISN'T SAYING WHY IT WAS CANCELLED.

BEFORE IT WAS CALLED OFF, THE PROPOSED THREE-ROUND, PAY-PER-VIEW FIGHT WAS WIDELY OPPOSED.

THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON SPOKE PUBLICLY AGAINST IT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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OLYMPICS-POP


THE WINTER OLYMPICS HAVE STARTED WITH A BANG - AND THE UNITED STATES A PRETTY SUCCESSFUL FIRST DAY - WINNING A FEW MEDALS -- HERE ARE THE SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS --

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OLYMPICS-VOTOPS


THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE GETTING THEIR FIRST GOLD FROM SAGE KOT-SEN-BURG IN THE MEN'S SLOP-STYLE SNOWBOARDING - HE CLAIMS SOME OF THOSE MOVES CAME FROM HIS BRAIN A FEW MINUTES PRIOR TO HIS RUN -- ON THE WOMEN'S SIDE - HANNAH KEARNEY - A GOLD MEDALIST IN 2010 IN THIS EVENT - EARNED A BRONZE IN THE WOMEN'S FREESTYLE MOGULS -- THE ACTION CONTINUES ALL EVENING LONG --- Return to index of stories...


FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-POP


TO BASKETBALL - THE FLORIDA GULF COAST MEN HAVE HAD A DREAM WEEKEND - A BIG WIN AGAINST JACKSONVILLE ON THURSDAY IN WHICH THEY SCORED 100 POINTS - AND THEN LAST NIGHT - A 27 POINT THUMPING OF ASUN RIVAL NORTH FLORIDA --

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FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


A SELLOUT CROWD AT ALICO ARENA SAW THE OFFENSE ONCE AGAIN PUT ON A SHOW - GETTING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PLAYERS, BERNARD THOMPSON MOVED INTO 2ND PLACE ON THE SCHOOL'S ALL-TIME SCORING LIST, AND THE WAY THE EAGLES HAVE PLAYED AS OF LATE IS MAKING EVERYONE NOTICE --

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FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-SOTTOPS


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MICHIGAN ST WISCONSIN BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


BIG TEN BATTLE IN MADISON - BADGERS HOSTING MICHIGAN STATE -- HOME TEAM BY 3, MAKE IT 6 - JOSH GASSER PUMPS UP THE CROWN, 50-44 -- A FEW MINUTES LATER -- FRANK KA-MIN-SKY STEPS INTO A LONG BALL -- THAT'S A 5 POINT EDGE FOR THE WHITE AND RED -- SPARTANS HAD A CHANCE IN THE LAST FEW SECONDS OF THE GAME TO WIN -- LOOK HOW CLOSE THIS SHOT COMES -- OFF THE RIM -- WISCONSIN THE UPSET TODAY -- 60-58

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MARCUS SMART SHOVE-VOTOPS


A BIZARRE INCIDENT IN LAST NIGHT'S OKLAHOMA STATE AND TEXAS TECH BASKETBALL GAME - AFTER OK STATE'S MARCUS SMART IS CALLED FOR A FOUL LATE IN THE GAME - HE GETS INTO IT WITH A FAN - AND SHOVES HIM BACK - CAUSING SMART TO GET A TECHNICAL FOUL - TEXAS TECH WOULD WIN THE GAME - BUT ALL EYES ON SMART - HE WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 3 GAMES AFTER THIS INCIDENT --

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KNICKS THUNDER BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


NBA ACTION - A GAME YOU SAW RIGHT HERE ON ABC - THE KNICKS AND THE THUNDER -- 1ST HALF ACTION - ONE OF THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE - KEVIN DURANT MOVING FOR OKC -- AND HE'LL FINISH IN STYLE -- KNICKS THOUGH LEADING EARLY -- BUT IN THE 4TH QTR -- DURANT HAVING HIS WAY -- GOOD ON THE DEEP BALL -- AS THE THUNDER WIN AT HOME 112-100 - DURANT 41 POINTS IN THE VICTORY -- Return to index of stories...


MIKE WILLIAMS-POP


SOME NEWS OUT OF TAMPA - THE TAMPA BAY TIMES REPORTING RECEIVER MIKE WILLIAMS WILL BE ARRAIGNED ON FEBRUARY THE 24TH ON MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND TRANSPASSING - WILLIAMS APPEARED IN JUST 6 GAMES THIS SEASON - AND SPENT MOST OF THE YEAR OUT WITH A HAMSTRING INJURY --

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FGCU SOFTBALL-CGTOPS


FINAL DAY OF THE FGCU SOFTBALL INVITATIONAL - IN THE EARLY GAME THE EAGLES WITH AN 8-7 COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY AGAINST LIBERTY - IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP - DIDN'T THINK THIS WAS POSSIBLE - BUT A 1 ALL TIE WITH WESTERN KENTUCKY TO DUE A 4PM CURFEW BECAUSE THE TEAMS HAD TO FLY HOME - NONE THE LESS - A 5-0-1 START TO THE YEAR FOR FGCU -- THEY RETURN HOME FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21ST

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PEBBLE BEACH GOLF-CGTOPS


FINAL ROUND OF THE AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM JUST A COUPLE MORE HOLES TO PAY -- JIMMY WALKER WITH A SLIM LEAD - LOOKS LIKE HE WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD ON AND WIN -- NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD -- GEORGE MCNEILL 2 OVER -- TIED FOR 53RD - MAKING HIS FIRST CUT OF THE YEAR THIS WEEKEND --

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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT WILL WRAP UP SPORTS FOR THE 630 HOUR - BACK ONE FINAL TIME - RIGHT AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-3SHOT


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