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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 A SAME SEX MARRIAGE BENEFITS-VO-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 B GAY FOOTBALL PLAYER-SOTVOTOPS
HL1) SWFL DEADLY CRASH-VO-WIPE TZ4 C INTRUDER TAKES SELFIE-VOTOPS
HL2) SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL3) DUMB STARBUCKS OPENS-VOTOPS NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
WX HL-WX WALL NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS1) SWFL DEADLY CRASH-SS-VO
SWFL DEADLY CRASH-2-SHOT POP TS2) LEHIGH BURGLARY-VOTOPS
SWFL DEADLY CRASH-REM LIVE TS3) FLOOD INSURANCE-VOTOPS
SWFL DEADLY CRASH-VO SAME SEX MARRIAGE BENEFITS-TRX-OC-VO-OC
SWFL DEADLY CRASH-SOT GAY FOOTBALL PLAYER-OC-SS-VO
SWFL DEADLY CRASH-REM LIVE SMART SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES AFTER PUSH-TRX-OC
TAMPA VICTIMS MEMORIAL-OC BNR SMART SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES AFTER PUSH-PKG
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-TRX-2-SHOT ZIMMERMAN DMX FIGHT OFF-TRX-VOTOPS
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-PKG CLYDSDALES IN FORT MYERS-OC-NATS-VO-BNR
CRIST SWFL MONDAY-VO RED SOX SPRING TRAINING-TRX-VO
OBAMA TOURS-VO STAR LEDGER BLEW IT CHRISTIE ENDORSEMENT-TRX-VO
AMRICAN KENNETH BAE UPDATE-TRX-VO CO WEED: HOW IT'S GOING-VO
SOCHI SECURITY-TRX-VO NOROVIRUS CRUISE SHIPS-TRX-2-SHOT VO
SOCHI SECURITY-(2SOTVO) NOROVIRUS CRUISE SHIPS-SOT-SS
TERROR ALERT FLYING OUT OF GUYANA-TRX-SS INTRUDER TAKES SELFIE-VO
NJ REOPENS SANDY RELIEF APPEALS-TRX-VOTOPS DUMB STARBUCKS OPENS-VO
PA WINTER WEATHER OUTAGES-ANIBOX TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
ATLANTA MORE SNOW-vo TZ 5 A ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-VO-WIPE
CREDIT CARD SWIPE AND SIGN-TRX-VO TZ5 B-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ1 A BLOGGER VS. FAST FOOD GIANT: FOOD BABE CHANG ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-2-SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-PKG
BLOGGER VS. FAST FOOD GIANT: FOOD BABE CHANGES SUB ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-OC
BLOGGER VS. FAST FOOD GIANT: FOOD BABE CHANGES SUB STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 A FLOOD INSURANCE-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
I 75 CLOSURE-VOTOPS FLAPPY BIRD FLOP-2 SHOT
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP FLAPPY BIRD FLOP-PKG
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST CREDIT OR DEBIT-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE-VO
FLOOD INSURANCE-TRX-VO POWERBALL JACKPOT-OC
SPECIAL LEHIGH FIRE BOARD MTG-OC GAS PRICES-OTS-OC-CG
KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-SSTOPS-VO MEAT RECALL-TRX-VOTOPS
REDNECK STABBING-OC-SS-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
LEHIGH BURGLARY-TRX-VO TZ6A MILEY CYRUS PROM DATE-SOTVO
WILCOXSON ARREST-OC-SS-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
SULLIVAN RECOUNT-VO JAY LENO TO NAPLES-OC-CG FULL
CLEVA VS ONTEL-VO MILEY CYRUS PROM DATE-OC NATVO
NAO VICTORIA SHIP-TRX-VOTOPS BOX OFFICE NUMBERS-TRX-VOTOPS
PREVIEW ACE GROUP-TRX-VOTPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS1) SWFL DEADLY CRASH-SS-VOTOPS
TZ3 A PROTECT YOUR PICS-VO-WIPE TS2) FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES-VOTOPS
PROTECT YOUR PICS-2-SHOT TS3) SAME SEX MARRIAGES-VOTOPS
PROTECT YOUR PICS-PKG TS4) GAY FOOTBALL PLAYER-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


TRAGEDY ON THE INTERSTATE.

FOUR COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE DEAD.

ONE OF THEM A FORMER STAR ATHLETE AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH.

WE'RE LIVE WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT HAPPENED.

SAME SEX COUPLES GETTING EQUAL RIGHTS

IN EVERY STATE.

WHAT THE FEDS ARE CHANGING. TO INCLUDE *ALL MARRIED COUPLES. STARTING TODAY.

AND IS IT "DUMB" TO GRIND THE BEANS AGAINST A MEGA GIANT?

WHY STARBUCKS SAYS NOT SO.SMART

TO A NEW COFFEE SHOP.WHO SAYS IT'S ALL A JOKE. Return to index of stories...


HL1) SWFL DEADLY CRASH-VO-WIPE


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HL2) SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE


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HL3) DUMB STARBUCKS OPENS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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SWFL DEADLY CRASH-2-SHOT POP


HORRIFIC VIDEO COMING OUT OF TAMPA THIS MORNING--- 5 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A FIREY CRASH ON I-275---

ONE OF THOSE A FORMER STAR ATHLETE AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THE SCHOOL WILL BE PROVIDING GRIEF COUNSELORS FOR THOSE THAT KNEW JIM ILIAS.

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY ON TOP OF THIS STORY AND THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


SWFL DEADLY CRASH-REM LIVE


CHANCE AMY

ILIAS WAS A STATE RANKED WRESTLER--- HIS FAMILY KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY--- THEY OWN THE CONVENIENCE STORE JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL.

THIS MORNING-- STUDENTS HERE ARE ASKING WHY JIM?? Return to index of stories...


SWFL DEADLY CRASH-VO


THE FORMER ABERCROMBIE MODEL AND HIS THREE FRATERNITY BROTHERS DIED AFTER A FORD EXPEDITION SLAMMED INTO THEM AS IT DROVE THE WRONG WAY.

FOUR FRATERNITY BROTHERS DIE INSTANTLY---

THE WRONG WAY DRIVER---ALSO DEAD

JON ILIAS' WAS STUDYING TO BECOME A PHYSIANS ASSISTANT--- HE WAS

RANKED IN 4TH IN THE STATE WHEN HE WRESTLED HERE AT CYPRESS LAKE.

HIS FAMILY ARRIVED IN AMERICA FROM BANGLADESH JUST BEFORE HE WAS BORN.

THIS MORNING ILIAS' CYPRESS LAKE FAMILY REMEMBERS THE FORMER WRESTLER. Return to index of stories...


SWFL DEADLY CRASH-SOT


Jack Delago, Cypress Lake Wrestling Club

18:23:23 Jim had a smile on his face and that's how we'll all remember

him. While we're all sad we've got a lot of positive to look back at.

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SWFL DEADLY CRASH-REM LIVE


I REACHED OUT TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT REGARDING GRIEF COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS TODAY, BUT HAVE NOT YET HEARD BACK JUST YET.

LIVE AT CYPRESS LAKE SAM SWEENEY ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA VICTIMS MEMORIAL-OC BNR


THE SIGMA BETA RHO FRATERNITY. IS PLANNING AN ON-CAMPUS MEMORIAL SERVICE. LATER IN THE WEEK.

AS FINAL DETAILS ARE PUT IN PLACE. WE'LL HAVE THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE, ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-TRX-2-SHOT


TESTIMONY CONTINUES TODAY IN THE MURDER TRIAL THAT ALL BEGAN WITH A FIGHT OVER LOUD MUSIC.

MICHAEL DUNN IS CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AN UNARMED TEENAGER -- AND HIS FIANCE HAS TAKEN THE STAND AS A WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION AND GAVE DRAMATIC TESTIMONY.

ABC'S RYAN OWENS HAS THE LATEST ON THIS TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-PKG


Sot Dunn's Fiance

Attorney: "What did the defendant say?"

Fianc: I hate that thug music."

They are the last words she says she heard her fianc Michael Dunn say. The

night he opened fire on a SUV full of teenagers--killing one of them--

allegedly over loud rap music.

Quick pop of her crying

Rhonda Rouer---crying and shaking uncontrollably on the stand--told jurors

she got out of dunn's car and walked into this Jacksonville, Florida gas

station--that's her at the counter on surveillance video--when she heard the

gunshots.

NATS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

14:18:36 gun shots

14:18:49 omg somebody is shooting-somebody is shooting another car! That guy

right there ! Call 911

SOT Fianc

23:36:31 slug: pathfre dunn trial or gma

Rouer: "I heard pop, pop, pop."

Rouer says she ran outside and Dunn told her to get back in the car.

SOT Fianc

Attny: did you see a firearm at that time?

Rouer: Yes Michael was putting it back in the glove box.

She told the jury software developer Michael Dunn had three or four

cocktails at his sons wedding before they stopped at that store for a bottle

of wine that November night in 2012.

Prosecutors say he fired 10 times--murdering 17 year old Jordan Davis.

SOT MOTHER

Lucy McBath. Victims Mother. It's like vigilantism / it's not just about

Jordan.

What's also outraged the victims family---- After the shooting, Dunn and

his fiance simply went back to their hotel room for drinks and ordered pizza

. Rouer testified it was her idea to head back to their home in south

Florida--without telling a soul what happened-- after seeing the reports of

the teenager's death on the news.

SOT Fianc

ATTY: why did you decide you all should go home?

Rouer: cause i thought I was gonna get arrested to.

Dunn has pleaded not guilty, maintaining it was self- defense under Florida'

s controversial "stand your ground" law. Even though no weapons were found

in the teens car. Here's what Dunn told investigations this after he was

arrested.

SOT Michael Dunn Interrogation tape.

"It was either a barrel or a stick, and they're like, we're going to kill

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CRIST SWFL MONDAY-VO


FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST, WILL BE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY.

IT'S ALL FOR THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW BOOK --

TITLED, "THE PARTY'S OVER."

CRIST WILL BE AT THE BOOKS-A-MILLION BRANCH, IN FORT MYERS.

THE EVENT STARTS AT 7-P-M.

CRIST ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR, LATE LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA TOURS-VO


PRESIDENT WELCOMES THE FRENCH PRESIDENT THE THE U-S.

THE TWO LEADERS WILL TRAVEL TO VIRGINIA. THE ICONIC HOME OF THOMAS JEFFERSON. WHICH THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IS A SYMBOL OF THE HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN FRANCE AND THE U-S

THE VISIT WILL ALSO INCLUDE A STATE DINNER TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


AMRICAN KENNETH BAE UPDATE-TRX-VO


FOR A SECOND TIME, NORTH KOREA HAS CANCELED ITS INVITATION. TO A U-S ENVOY.

THE TOPIC. RELEASING AMERICAN KENNETH BAE. WHO'S BEEN HELD FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

THE CANCELLATION IS AN APPARENT PROTEST. IS TO PROTEST, ANNUAL MILITARY DRILLS BETWEEN THE U-S AND SOUTH KOREA.

NORTH KOREA CALLS THEM, A REHEARSAL FOR AN INVASION. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-TRX-VO


SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE OLYMPICS ARE FOCUSED ON WHAT COULD HAPPEN OUTSIDE OF THE GAMES - AND -WHETHER RUSSIAN SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE BEING FORTHCOMING WITH ANY NEW POTENTIAL THREATS.

RIGHT NOW, THE U-S IS GIVING RUSSIA "GOOD MARKS" FOR ITS LAYERED SECURITY DETAIL AT THE GAMES.

BEHIND THE SCENES, OFFICIALS SAY ANY LEADS ON TERROR SUSPECTS ARE DEALT WITH AGGRESSIVELY.

BUT LAWMAKERS SAY COOPERATION BETWEEN THE U-S AND RUSSIA COULD BE BETTER. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-(2SOTVO)


"There's still a certain amount of pride, I believe, that they feel they can handle a lot of this on their own."

BUTTED TO "They don't want to share that. But it means that we're less effective in protecting of our people. And that's a frustration."

SO- CALLED SOFT TARGETS - OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL VENUES - ARE STILL THE BIGGEST CONCERN.

SOME FEAR RUSSIA HAS PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON SECURING THE GAMES. AND LESS ON HOW DO DEAL WITH A CRISIS IF THERE IS AN ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


TERROR ALERT FLYING OUT OF GUYANA-TRX-SS


A TERROR THREAT ALERT FOR AMERICANS FLYING FROM SOUTH AMERICA.

THIS MORNING. THE U.S. EMBASSY IN GUYANA. SAYS IT GOT "UNCONFIRMED THREAT INFORMATION". ABOUT A REGIONAL AIRLINE'S FLIGHTS DEPARTING MONDAY. FROM THE COUNTRY.

IT'S HEADED FOR THE UNITED STATES.

ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN GUYANA. ARE BEING ADVISED TO MAKE ALTERNATE ARRANGEMENTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY. IF THEY'RE PLANNING TO TRAVEL ON CARIBBEAN AIRLINES. Return to index of stories...


NJ REOPENS SANDY RELIEF APPEALS-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW JERSEY PROPERTY OWNERS WILL GET A SECOND CHANCE AT SOME FINANCIAL HELP FOR HURRICANE SANDY.

OFFICIALS SAY THOSE TURNED DOWN THROUGH A RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM CAN MAKE A NEW REQUEST.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME ONE DAY AFTER A REPORT DOCUMENTED THAT MANY HOMEOWNERS HIT HARD BY THE STORM WERE WRONGLY TOLD THEY WOULD GET NO AID.

A STATE PROGRAM OFFERS UP TO 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO REBUILD AND ELEVATE HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY THE OCTOBER 20-12 STORM. Return to index of stories...


PA WINTER WEATHER OUTAGES-ANIBOX


THIS WINTER WEATHER. HAS BEEN CAUSING PROBLEMS UP AND DOWN THE COAST.

IN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, 22-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER --- AFTER AN ICE STORM SNAPPED POWER LINES WEDNESDAY.

CREWS WORKED SUNDAY. AS MORE SNOW FELL.

ANOTHER WINTER STORM IS HEADED FOR ATLANTA.

IT COMES JUST TWO WEEKS. AFTER A WINTER STORM DUMPED TWO INCHES OF SNOW. ON THE ROADS.

THE STORM WILL HIT THE SOUTHEAST IN TWO WAVES.

FIRST, TODAY INTO TOMORROW. WITH A MIXTURE OF SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA AND ATLANTA'S MAYOR. PROMISE TO BE MORE PROACTIVE THIS TIME AROUND. Return to index of stories...


ATLANTA MORE SNOW-vo


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CREDIT CARD SWIPE AND SIGN-TRX-VO


NEW THIS MORNING---

WE'VE ALL BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THE WIDESPREAD DATA BREACH FROM RETAILERS LIKE TARGET AND NEIMAN MARCUS.

COMPANIES ARE NOW LOOKING TO UPGRADE TO "SMART CARDS."

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS THAT BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR -- THERE WILL BE A NEW RITUAL IN THE CHECKOUT LINE.

YOU'LL SWIPE YOUR CARD INTO A CARD READER, ENTER IN A PIN NUMBER, THEN GO -- NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED.

THE NEW CARDS WILL BE EMBEDDED WITH A MICROCHIP WITH SECURITY DATA THAT EXPERTS SAY WILL BE HARDER TO HACK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A LOT OF PEOPLE SHOCKED TO LEARN A CHEMICAL IN THEIR FOOTLONG. ALSO USED YOGA MATS, SHOE SOLES AND SYNTHETIC LEATHER.

A BLOGGER STARTED AN ONLINE PETITION. DEMANDING THE FAST-FOOD GIANT STOP USING IT.

COMING UP.THE BLOGGER IS SPEAKING OUT.ON HOW BAD THIS ADDITIVE REALLY IS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A BLOGGER VS. FAST FOOD GIANT: FOOD BABE CHANG


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


BLOGGER VS. FAST FOOD GIANT: FOOD BABE CHANGES SUB


A BLOGGER GOES AFTER SUBWAY.

ALL OVER. THE BREAD.

AN INGRIDIENT IN THEIR BREAD. ALSO A CHEMICAL YOU CAN FIND IN YOGA MATS AND SYNTHETIC LEATHER.

HER ONLINE PETITON TO STOP PUT A STOP TO IT--GETTING CORPORATE ATTENTION.

LINSEY DAVIS HAS MORE ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


BLOGGER VS. FAST FOOD GIANT: FOOD BABE CHANGES SUB


DAVE ZINCZENKO/AUTHOR OF EAT IT TO BEAT IT

VANI HARI/CREATER OF FOOD BABE.COM

NATS SUBWAY COMMERCIAL

THE WORLD'S LARGEST RESTAURANT CHAIN

NATS COMMERCIAL: ATHLETES

ENDORSED BY ATHLETES, OLYMPIANS AND EVEN FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA --

NATS COMMERCIAL: Subway, eat fresh.

IS NOW *UNDER SCRUTINY* AFTER THEIR SLOGAN "EAT FRESH" WAS QUESTIONED BY "

FOOD BABE" ACTIVIST BLOGGER VANI HARI.

HARI STARTED AN ONLINE PETITION - AND GAINED OVER 85,000 SUPPORTERS -

CALLING FOR THE END OF THE USE OF THE CHEMICAL "AZODICARBONAMIDE" IN SUBWAY'

S BREAD A CHEMICAL FOUND IN YOGA MATS AND SHOE SOLES.

SOT VANI HARI: 22:17:37 - as soon as I heard the announcement from Michelle

Obama that she was endorsing subway for children /I knew I had to do

something about this

IN FOOD -- THE CHEMICAL IS USED AS A BLEACHING AGENT AND "DOUGH CONDITIONER"

.

SOT DAVE ZINCZENKI: 18:52 subway and other chains use this because it makes

the bread whiter and puffier

AND WHILE IT IS U-S-D-A AND F-D-A APPROVED, IT IS *BANNED* IN EUROPE AND

AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS STUDIES SUGGEST IT MAY

INCREASE THE RISK OF ASTHMA, ALLERGIES AND RESPIRATORY ISSUES.

SOT DAVE ZINCZENKO: 21:53 - this is an ingredient that is in a yoga mat it's

in the heels of your shoes This is not something you would normally want

to eat

IN A STATEMENT TO ABC NEWS, SUBWAY TELLS US *BEFORE* THE PETITION THEY HAD "

ALREADY DECIDED TO REMOVE THIS INGREDIENT FROM OUR BREAD" AND "PENDING

FURTHER GOVERNMENT APPROVALS WE SHOULD COMPLETE THE ENTIRE CONVERSION

PROCESS WITHIN THE COMING WEEKS."

SOT VANI HARI: 22:19:28 - people need to realize what they put in their

mouth/22:22:46: I have a laundry list of companies that are doing this

double standard/ hypocritical ingredient list. I would really like to see

them all change

HARI - WHO SAYS SHE HAS *SUCCESSFULLY* TAKEN ON LARGE CORPORATIONS LIKE

KRAFT FOR ARTIFICIAL DYES USED IN THEIR MAC N CHEESE -

NAT POP EDIT MASTER: KRAFT

Says she's HOPING THIS LATEST PETITION BRINGS AN INCREASED AWARENESS TO WHAT

WE EAT.

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES. CAN GO INTO EFFECT SOON.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS ARE HEADED TO WASHINGTON TO DELAY THESE HIKES.

WE'LL TELL YOU. WHEN YOU HAVE TO START PAYING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A FLOOD INSURANCE-VO


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I 75 CLOSURE-VOTOPS


A ROAD BLOCK ON I-75. IS SEEING IT'S FINAL CLOSURE.

F-H-P TELLS US TONIGHT SHOULD BE THE LAST TIME. THE INTERSTATE CLOSES FROM ALICO ROAD TO DANIELS PARKWAY GOING NORTHBOUND.

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

THE CLOSURES WERE SUPPOSED TO BE FINISHED LAST WEEK. BUT A CRANE HELD BACK PROGRESS.

IT WILL CLOSE TONIGHT FROM 11 PM. TO 5 AM TOMORROW. 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.

"A nice stretch of weather"

After a few cloudy days, the sunshine finally returned yesterday afternoon as a weak cold front swept through the area. As a result, we'll see a couple of cool mornings followed by warm afternoons as we get the week started. By mid week, we'll be tracking another weather system that will bring another shot of rain to Southwest Florida.

Our morning will start on a cool note, with many of us waking to readings in the middle to upper 50s. Some of our inland and northern cool spots may see temperatures dipping as low as 50° just before sunrise. Sunshine will fill our skies during the morning hours, with the exception of a few low clouds across our interior zones. Afternoon temperatures will return to the lower 80s, but it will feel quite nice outside as humidity levels will stay on the lower end.

Mostly clear skies will continue through the evening setting the stage for another cool night. Temperatures will settle into the upper 50s to 60° by morning with light winds across the region.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather pattern through Tuesday keeping us mostly to partly sunny. A warming trend will continue as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 80s, while overnight lows warm back into the 60s. By Wednesday, we'll be tracking another storm system to our west that will aim more moisture toward the west coast of Florida. Expect a few showers deep inland Wednesday afternoon, with scattered showers developing during the evening and into early Thursday morning. Once this front passes through the peninsula, a much cooler and drier airmass will settle across the state. Highs will manage to reach the lower to middle 70s, while some forecast models are hinting at lows near 50° by Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE-TRX-VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS ARE HEADED TO WASHINGTON TOMORROW.

THEY'RE LOOKING TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES.

COMMISSIONER LARRY KIKER ALONG WITH MAYORS FROM FORT MYERS BEACH, BONITA SPRINGS, CAPE CORAL AND SANIBEL WILL BE THERE.

RATE INCREASES ARE DUE TO HIT IN OCTOBER AS PART OF THE 2012 BIGGERT-WATERS ACT.

THE SENATE HAS VOTED TO PUSH THE DEADLINE BACK.

BUT THE HOUSE HAS DENIED THE DELAY.

CURRENT POLICY HOLDERS WON'T HAVE TO PAY THE UPCHARGES FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL LEHIGH FIRE BOARD MTG-OC


THE LEHIGH ACRES FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT. WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING.

THEY WILL DISCUSS AND POSSIBLY TAKE ACTION. ON A PROPOSAL TO CHARGE PROPERTY OWNERS A FEE. INSTEAD OF USING PROPERTY TAXES. TO PAY FOR FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICES.

RESIDENTS WOULD HAVE TO VOTE.

THE MEETING STARTS AT SIX AT STATION 104. Return to index of stories...


KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-SSTOPS-VO


IN SWFL.

19 YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF. IS ACCUSED OF SELLING A DEADLY POISON ON THE BLACK MARKET. IS DUE IN COURT THIS WEEK.

HE WAS ARRESTED FOR MAKING AND SELLING POISON.AY-BRIN.

IT'S A NATURAL POISON FOUND IN PLANTS.

AUTHORITIES FOUND THE SET-UP IN A WOODED AREA NEAR MUSE.

THE F-B-I SAYS THEY ALSO FOUND A PIPE BOMB, RICIN, A METH LAB AND GUNS.

KORFF FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


REDNECK STABBING-OC-SS-VO


A LATE NIGHT PARTY SCENE TURNS VIOLENT. AT THE REDNECK YACHT CLUB IN PUNTA GORDA.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 19 YEAR OLD JESSICA HESS WAS ARRESTED FOR STABBING A 20-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

WITNESSES TELL US THEY SAW HESS AND ANOTHER WOMAN FIGHTING SATURDAY NIGHT.

THE 20 YEAR OLD VICTIM WAS AIRLIFTED TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BURGLARY-TRX-VO


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT. FOR A MAN WHO RANSACKED A HOME. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESES SURVEILLANCE PICTURES --

THEY SAY, HE BROKE INTO A HOME. ALONG MEADOW ROAD IN LEHIGH ACRES

-- AND TOOK OFF WITH SEVERAL WATCHES AND ARTICLES OF CLOTHING.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


WILCOXSON ARREST-OC-SS-VO


A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY CANDIDATE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE. IS FACING FELONY CHARGES THIS MORNING.

LARRY WILCOXSON WAS FIRED FROM HIS JOB AT HERTZ.

ACCORDING TO POLICE HE DECIDED TO KEEP HIS COMPANY CAR.

MANAGERS AT HERTZ CALLED WILCOXSON A 'DISGRUNTLED' EMPLOYEE" WHO REPEATEDLY TOOK HOME VEHICLES.

NOW - HE'S FACING GRAND THEFT AUTO CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN RECOUNT-VO


THIS IS THE BIG WEEK. FOR FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN. HIS RECOUNT GOES TO COURT.

SULLIVAN AND HIS SUPPORTERS. REVIEWED THOUSANDS OF BALLOTS.

AND THOUGHT ABOUT DROPPING THEIR LAWSUIT, AGAINST MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI, AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS.

BUT SULLIVAN TELLS US. IT'S STILL ON.

HE'S SUING FOR A RECOUNT. CLAIMING LAST NOVEMBER'S ELECTION WAS RIGGED.

THE TRIAL STARTS WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


CLEVA VS ONTEL-VO


A VERDICT IS EXPECTED THIS WEEK. IN THE BATTLE OVER A PIECE OF CLOTH. USED TO COVER A WOMAN'S CLEAVAGE.

IN FEDERAL COURT.

A NAPLES BUSINESS, SAYS A BIG RETAILER STOLE THEIR PRODUCT. AND IS SELLING IT AS ITS OWN.

DAY THREE OF THE TRIAL WILL START TODAY.

ATTORNEY JOE ZITO IS REPRESENTING THE NAPLES BUSINESS. AND HE TELLS US HE EXPECTS A VERDICT EITHER THURSDAY OR FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


NAO VICTORIA SHIP-TRX-VOTOPS


A UNIQUE SITE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THE NATIONAL AIR, SEA AND SPACE FOUNDATION LAUNCHED THE NAO VICTORIA SHIP AS PART OF A NATIONWIDE TOUR FOR THE 16-CENTURY-ERA SHIP.

FORT MYERS IS THE FIRST STOP ON THE TOUR.

IT'S ALL APART OF THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY VIVA FLORIDA CELEBRATION, THAT COMMENCED LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PREVIEW ACE GROUP-TRX-VOTPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BIGGEST GOLF TOURNAMENT IS BACK ---STARTING TODAY.

THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC. AT TWIN EAGLES IN NAPLES. RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH.

THE TOURNAMENT ANNUALLY ATTRACTS THE STRONGEST FIELD OF COMPETITORS. FROM THE MONEY LIST AND LEGENDS. FROM THE GOLF HALL OF FAME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


AND WHAT ARE YOU GETTING YOUR SWEETHEART?

A PICTURE IS WORTH A HUNDREDS WORDS.

BUT YOU MAY WANT TO THINK TWICE. IF YOU'RE GOING TO SEND A PICTURE ON YOUR PHONE.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A PROTECT YOUR PICS-VO-WIPE


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PROTECT YOUR PICS-2-SHOT


VALENTINE'S DAY IS JUST FOUR DAYS AWAY.

IT'S CONSIDERED THE THIS MOST ROMANTIC WEEK OF THE YEAR.

THERE'S A DANGER. IN HAVING THE MOST INTIMATE DETAILS OF OUR LIVES.ON OUR SMARTPHONES.

CHRIS CLACKUM HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


PROTECT YOUR PICS-PKG


WITH VALENTINE'S DAY FAST APPROACHING.AND THE TEMPTATION TO USE THE SMARTPHONE TO SHARE. INTIMATE PHOTOS OR MESSAGES WITH THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.

.THERE'S SOMETHING INTERNET EXPERTS WANT YOU TO REMEMBER.

"When you send a photo chances are it's gonna live forever. Digital is repeatable, digital is copied and pasted and digital, again, is forever"

A SURVEY BY MCAFEE FOUND THAT 96-PERCENT OF US ARE, INDEED, USING OUR SMARTPHONES FOR PHOTOS.

.AND THAT OVER HALF. SEND OR RECEIVE INTIMATE PHOTOS OR MESSAGES. ON THEM.

SO, A WORD OF ADVICE.

"it might be a good idea to archive them, maybe encrypt them on, say, a desktop or a laptop.or best case scenario, just delete them"

AND ASK THE RECIPIENT TO DO THE SAME.

OR, BETTER YET, JUST DON'T DO IT !

AND, ACCORDING TO MCAFEE'S ROBERT SICILIANO.DON'T TRUST PROGRAMS THAT PROMISE TO DELETE THEM FOR YOU.

"Once you share any digital media with anybody else, you completely lose control over it"

LOSING DEVICES IS ANOTHER WAY PHOTOS AND MESSAGES ARE LOST BECAUSE 27% of us still don't secure devices with PINS OR PASSWORDS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THE U-S GOVERNMENT PLANS TO EXPAND RECOGNITION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGES NATIONWIDE.

FOR THOSE FIGHTING FOR BENEFITS RECOGNIZED BY THE FEDS, IT'S ONE MORE STEP TOWARDS EQUALITY.

WE'LL TELLL YOU WHERE THE THE NEW RULES WILL APPLY.

MICHAEL SAM: I came to tell the world that I'm an openly, proud gay man.

EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL SAM'S ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING.

AN ALL-AMERICAN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN FOR THE MISSOURI TIGERS.

HE COULD CHANGE. FOOTBALL HISTORY.

AN INTRUDER BREAKS IN YOUR HOME WHEN YOUR THERE.

BUT HE DOESN'T STEAL ANYTHING.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT THE INTRUDER LEFT BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A SAME SEX MARRIAGE BENEFITS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B GAY FOOTBALL PLAYER-SOTVOTOPS


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TZ4 C INTRUDER TAKES SELFIE-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

THE STOCK MARKET IS REBOUNDING.

AFTER THREE WEEKS OF DECLINES.

INVESTORS HOPE THE TREND CONTINUES.

FUTURES POINT TO A SLUGGISH BEGINNING. BUT NOTHING TERRIBLE. Return to index of stories...


TS1) SWFL DEADLY CRASH-SS-VO


AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING A WRONG-WAY CRASH. THAT LED TO THE DEATH OF A FORMER CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, KNOWN AS JIM ILIAS.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT CELL PHONE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT IN TAMPA.

ILIAS WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ALONG WITH THREE OTHER STUDENTS KILLED IN THE CRASH.

THE DRIVER OF THE SUV WAS ALSO KILLED.

TROOPERS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THAT PERSON WAS ON DRUGS OR ALCOHOL. Return to index of stories...


TS2) LEHIGH BURGLARY-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP, FINDING THIS MAN.

THEY SAY, HE BROKE INTO A HOME ALONG MEADOW ROAD IN LEHIGH ACRES

-- AND TOOK OFF WITH SEVERAL WATCHES AND ARTICLES OF CLOTHING.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) FLOOD INSURANCE-VOTOPS


TOMORROW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS WILL BE IN WASHINGTON DC. LOOKING TO DELAY MASSIVE FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES.

RATE INCREASES ARE DUE TO HIT IN OCTOBER AS PART OF THE 2012 BIGGERT-WATERS ACT.

THE SENATE HAS VOTED TO PUSH BACK THE DEADLINE.

BUT THE HOUSE DENIED THE DELAY.

RIGHT NOW. CURRENT POLICY HOLDERS WONT HAVE TO PAY THE UPCHARGES FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE BENEFITS-TRX-OC-VO-OC


TODAY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES. EVEN IN THE 34 STATES THAT DON'T ALLOW IT.

THIS MEANS IS IN ALL FEDERAL LEGAL MATTERS. INCLUDING BANKRUPTCIES, PRISON VISITS AND SURVIVOR BENEFITS.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL RECOGNIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGES AS EQUAL TO TRADITIONAL MARRIAGES.

THE NEW BENEFITS DO HAVE LIMITATIONS.

IN STATES WHERE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ISN'T RECOGNIZED, THE NEW POLICY ONLY APPLIES WHERE THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS JURISDICTION. Return to index of stories...


GAY FOOTBALL PLAYER-OC-SS-VO


ONE ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER. MAKES WAVES WITH A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

PROJECTED MID-ROUND NFL DRAFT PICK. *MICHAEL SAM* FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI. SAYS HE IS GAY!

IN A BRAND NEW INTERIEW--*SAM* TOLD REPORTERS HE CAME OUT TO HIS TEAMMATES AND COACHES, BACK IN AUGUST.

HE SAYS THEY TOOK IT WELL. AND HAVE REMAINED VERY SUPPORTIVE.

IF DRAFTED, SAM WOULD BE THE N-F-L'S FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER.

SAM CALLS IT A RELIEF. TO HAVE IT OUT IN THE OPEN.

THIS COMING AT A TIME. GAY RIGHTS ISSUES AND SPORTS HAVE COLLIDED.AT THE OLYMPICS IN SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


SMART SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES AFTER PUSH-TRX-OC


NOW TO THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL STAR SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES FOR PUSHING A FAN OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE CONFRONTATION ENDING IN MUTUAL APOLOGIES- AND MAYBE SOME LESSONS FOR US ALL.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SMART SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES AFTER PUSH-PKG


it was a foul.that happened *off* the court.

nats

.oklahoma state's all-american guard marcus smart shoving a fan with two

hands after a brief argument in the final seconds of saturday's game against

texas tech.

sunday, the big 12 suspending smart for three games

sot - smart

18;00;29;13 THIS IS NOT ME. I REALLY AM SORRY I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

FOR THE CONSEQUENCES THAT COME WITH IT

big 12 officials say smart engaged in quote "inappropriate conduct with a

spectator".

nats - announcer - that's disgusting behavior, disgusting

17;59;37;20 I LET MY EMOTIOHNS GET THE BEST OF ME I JUST CANT LET THAT

HAPPEN AGAIN

.but some claim the man he pushed behaved inappropriately as well.

texas tech grad jeff orr has been hailed by the university as a red raiders

"fan extraordinaire".traveling to 31 states over the years to see the team

play.

but he's also known for taunting players, as seen in this 2010 game against

texas a & m. as for this weekend's dust-upsmart claims he pushed orr after

hearing him use use a racial slur

in a statement, orr admits calling smart quote "a piece of crap", but says

quote "i did not use a racial slur of any kind".

now, it's not just smart who will be sitting out. superfan orr has agreed

not to attend any texas tech games for the rest of the season.

two hot tempers.given a little time to cool off

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ZIMMERMAN DMX FIGHT OFF-TRX-VOTOPS


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

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

NO OFFICIAL REASON FOR THE CANCELLATION.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PAY-PER-VIEW FIGHT. BUT WAS WIDELY OPPOSED.

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


CLYDSDALES IN FORT MYERS-OC-NATS-VO-BNR


REMEMBER THE CLYSDALES FROM THIS BUDEWEISER SUPERBOWL COMMERCIAL?

song from commerical

TODAY THEY'RE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

THE PURE BREED HORSES ARE MAKING AN APPEARANCE IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE CORNER OF SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD FROM 2-4 THIS AFTERNOON.

LATER, THEY'LL WALK THE SQUARE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX SPRING TRAINING-TRX-VO


THIS MORNING. A NUMBER OF BOSTON RED SOX PLAYERS ARE ALREADY AT JET BLUE PARK. STARTING THEIR WORK OUT.

AND THEIR EQUIPMENT IS ON ITS WAY TO JOIN THEM.

THE RED SOX TRUCK. FILLED WITH EVERY PIECE OF BASEBALL GEAR YOU CAN IMAGINE. LEFT FENWAY PARK THIS WEEKEND.

IT WILL VOYAGE NEARLY 15-HUNDRED MILES TO FORT MYERS.

THE REPORT DATE FOR RED SOX PITCHERS AND CATCHERS IS JUST ONE WEEK AWAY.

THE EQUIPMENT TRUCK WILL MAKE IT'S WAY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


STAR LEDGER BLEW IT CHRISTIE ENDORSEMENT-TRX-VO


NEW JERSEY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER. *REGRETS ENDORSING REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S RE-ELECTION BID.

THE STAR-LEDGER'S EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR. ADMITS THEY "BLEW IT".

TOM MORAN'S COLUMN PUBLISHED SUNDAY. COMES ONE MONTH AFTER CHRISTIE DENIED INVOLVEMENT IN A BRIDGE SCANDAL.

THE COLUMN EXPLAINED HOW LAST FALL'S ENDORSEMENT. WAS A CHOICE BETWEEN TWO FLAWED CANDIDATES. Return to index of stories...


CO WEED: HOW IT'S GOING-VO


A MONTH INTO COLORADO'S EXPERIMENT WITH RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA SALES.

THE STATE'S TOP *POT* REGULATORS WILL DISCUSS HOW THE LEGAL WEED BUSINESS IS GOING.

THEY'LL JOIN STATE LAWMAKERS, AND LAWYERS TO DISCUSS WHAT LESSONS COLORADO HAS LEARNED IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

ANYONE OVER 21 COULD STOP AT MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.

AS FOR HOW MUCH MONEY IT'S MAKING. STORES WILL REPORT JANUARY SALES TAXES ON FEBRUARY 20TH. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS CRUISE SHIPS-TRX-2-SHOT VO


IT'S THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH ON A CRUISE SHIP-- GETTING SICK!

WE'VE RECENTLY LEARNED A NEW STRAIN OF NOROVIRUS WAS BLAMED FOR MAKING NEARLY 700 PEOPLE SICK ON A ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

IT COULD BE PASSED ON. BY INFECTED PEOPLE, FOOD AND WATER.

THE MAIN REASON. CRUISE SHIPS ARE MUCH MORE POPULAR THAN THEY USED TO BE.

AT THE TRIPLE-A OFFICE IN FORT MYERS. IT MAKES UP 60 PERCENT OF TRAVEL BUSINESS. AND IT'S AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, REGARLESS OF RISKS. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS CRUISE SHIPS-SOT-SS


it's the highest travel season, from January through March, so you're

going to see that. People are going to board the ship. you won't

see it as the cruise line's fault you've see it more because someone

boarded and may not even know they're sick. They get on board and it

spreads

SO HERE'S HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF ABOARD.

THE CDC RECOMMENDS WASHING YOUR HANDS BEFORE EATING, DRINKING AND SMOKING. AND AFTER YOU TOUCH YOUR FACE AND GO TO THE BATHROOM.

LEAVE THE AREA IF YOU SEE SOMEONE GETTING SICK AND REPORT IT TO CRUISE STAFF. Return to index of stories...


INTRUDER TAKES SELFIE-VO


A DENVER MOM GOT A TERRIBLE SURPRISE. WHEN A MAN BROKE INTO HER HOME -- AND TOOK A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WITH HER CELL PHONE.

SHE TOLD POLICE IT MUST HAVE HAPPENED. WHILE SHE WAS PUTTING HER KIDS TO BED.

SHE FOUND THE PICTURES, THE NEXT DAY.

POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING FROM THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


DUMB STARBUCKS OPENS-VO


A NEW "STARBUCKS" HAS OPENED UP IN LOS ANGELES.

ORDINARILY, THAT WOULDN'T BE NEWS, BUT THIS ISN'T AN ORDINARY STARBUCKS -- IT'S PLAIN OLD DUMB.

LITERALLY. THE COFFEE SHOP IS CALLED "DUMB STARBUCKS."

EVERYTHING IS A MIRROR IMAGE OF THE REGULAR STARBUCKS, EXCEPT THE TWO AREN'T AFFILIATED.

"DUMB STARBUCKS" LOOKS LIKE THE REAL THING, HAS THE SAME LOGO AND EVEN SELLS THE SAME DRINKS AS THE REAL THING.

THE REAL STARBUCKS IS LOOKING INTO THE LEGALITY OF THIS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


DID YOU START SHOPPING FOR SPRING YET?

ZAC POSEN IS A WELL KNOWN AMERICAN DESIGNER.

HE WILL DEBUT HIS SPRING LINE.

HE'S KNOWN FOR HIS ROMANTIC COLLECTION OF BRIDAL AND SOCIAL OCCASION STYLES.

WE'LL SHOW YOU ONE BIG CHANGE HE'S MAKING TO HIS LINE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 5 A ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-2-SHOT


PREMIER AMERICAN DESIGNER, ZAC POSEN, IS TEAMING UP WITH DAVID'S BRIDAL AND ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SPRING 2014 COLLECTION

SARA HAINES GOES BEHIND-THE-SCENES TO GET AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT THE LINE THAT NOW EXTENDS TO COVER PLUS-SIZE VERSIONS OF HIS HIGH-FASHION LOOKS. Return to index of stories...


ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-PKG


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ZAC POSEN'S NEW FASHION LINE-OC


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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.

"A nice stretch of weather"

After a few cloudy days, the sunshine finally returned yesterday afternoon as a weak cold front swept through the area. As a result, we'll see a couple of cool mornings followed by warm afternoons as we get the week started. By mid week, we'll be tracking another weather system that will bring another shot of rain to Southwest Florida.

Our morning will start on a cool note, with many of us waking to readings in the middle to upper 50s. Some of our inland and northern cool spots may see temperatures dipping as low as 50° just before sunrise. Sunshine will fill our skies during the morning hours, with the exception of a few low clouds across our interior zones. Afternoon temperatures will return to the lower 80s, but it will feel quite nice outside as humidity levels will stay on the lower end.

Mostly clear skies will continue through the evening setting the stage for another cool night. Temperatures will settle into the upper 50s to 60° by morning with light winds across the region.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather pattern through Tuesday keeping us mostly to partly sunny. A warming trend will continue as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 80s, while overnight lows warm back into the 60s. By Wednesday, we'll be tracking another storm system to our west that will aim more moisture toward the west coast of Florida. Expect a few showers deep inland Wednesday afternoon, with scattered showers developing during the evening and into early Thursday morning. Once this front passes through the peninsula, a much cooler and drier airmass will settle across the state. Highs will manage to reach the lower to middle 70s, while some forecast models are hinting at lows near 50° by Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


FLAPPY BIRD FLOP-2 SHOT


FLAPPY BIRD IS OFF THE MARKET---

JUST HOURS AFTER ITS CREATOR. WARNED OF THE POPULAR GAME'S DEMISE.

THE FREE SMARTPHONE GAME FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID TOOK THE MOBILE MARKET BY STORM WITH 50 MILLION DOWNLOADS.

GIO BENITEZ HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


FLAPPY BIRD FLOP-PKG


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CREDIT OR DEBIT-VO


CREDIT OR DEBIT?

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHEN CHARGING TO PLASTIC?

BY LAW, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR FRAUDULENT CHARGES ON CREDIT CARDS IS 50-DOLLARS.

BUT WITH DEBIT CARDS-- THE LONGER YOU WAIT TO TELL YOUR BANK. THE MORE IT COULD COST YOU.

IF YOU REPORT IT RIGHT AWAY AND THERE ARE NO CHARGES.

IF YOU TELL THE BANK WITHIN TWO DAYS. YOU ARE LIABLE UP TO 50-DOLLARS.

BUT IF 60-DAYS PASS WITH NO REPORT. YOU'RE LIABLE FOR ALL THE MONEY THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM YOUR ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE-VO


THERE ARE SOME TRIGGER WORDS. YOU CAN USE. TO GET WHAT YOU WANT FROM CUSTOMER SERVICE.

FIRST TELL THEM. YOU ARE A "DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER". OR WON'T RECOMMEND THE COMPANY TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

THEY MIGHT TRY HARDER TO MAKE YOU HAPPY.

BE POSITIVE. ASK WHAT THE PERSON "CAN" DO FOR YOU.

BE A TEAM PLAYER. LET THE PERSON KNOW YOU WANT TO REACH A SOLUTION THAT'S BEST FOR EVERYONE.

AND ASK WHAT THEY WOULD DO, IN YOUR SHOES. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL JACKPOT-OC


ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY THIS VALENTINE'S WEEK?

THIS WEDNESDAY'S POWERBALL DRAWING WILL BE MORE THAN $284 MILLION DOLLARS.

THERE WERE NO WINNERS ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

IT WAS THE 13TH CONSECUTIVE DRAWING WITHOUT A JACKPOT WINNER.

YOU CAN GET THE WINNING NUMBERS RIGHT HERE ON ABC SEVEN AT 11 PM. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-OTS-OC-CG


GAS UP. BEFORE YOU START THE WEEK.

GAS PRICES AREN'T EXPECTED TO PASS FOUR DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

BUT TRIPLE-A SAYS INCREASED DEMAND. AND A MORE EXPENSIVE FUEL BLEND. COULD MAKE GAS PRICES SPIKE ALMOST 50 CENTS THIS SPRING.

RIGHT NOW. THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS $3.28.

THE STATE AVERAGE IS $3.32.

AND IN FORT MYERS YOU'LL PAY $3.35. Return to index of stories...


MEAT RECALL-TRX-VOTOPS


WE HAVE A MASSIVE MEAT RECALL TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

NEARLY NINE-MILLION POUNDS OF BEEF AND VEAL FROM A CALIFORNIA COMPANY ARE BEING RECALLED.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY -- THE RANCHO FEEDING MEAT CAME FROM DISEASED ANIMALS THAT WEREN'T PROPERLY INSPECTED.

THE MEAT WAS SHIPPED TO DISTRIBUTION CENTERS, AND RETAILERS HERE IN FLORIDA, AND THREE OTHER STATES.

WE FOUND OUT THE MEAT WAS SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 20-13 -- AND JANUARY 20-14.

SO FAR -- NO ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


JAY LENO'S RUN AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW". ENDED THURSDAY NIGHT.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE WON'T GET BACK ON STAGE AGAIN.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN HE'S COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PLUS.

miley cyrus will you go to prom with me

ANOTHER PROM DATE PROPOSAL. ON YOUTUBE.

THIS ONE GOES VIRAL, AND GETS MILEY'S ATTENTION.

WE'LL TELL HOW SHE RESPONDS. Return to index of stories...


TZ6A MILEY CYRUS PROM DATE-SOTVO


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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...


JAY LENO TO NAPLES-OC-CG FULL


JUST AS HE WRAPPED UP HIS FINAL EPISODE OF THE TONIGHT SHOW. HE MAKES HIS WAY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

JAY LENO IS A LEGENDARY STAND UP COMEDIAN.

HE WILL BE IN NAPLES TONIGHT. PERFORMING AT HAYES HALL.ON PELICAN BAY BOULEVARD IN NAPLES AT 8PM.

UNFORTUNATELY. THE BIG EVENT. IS SOLD OUT. Return to index of stories...


MILEY CYRUS PROM DATE-OC NATVO


TWERKING. YOU'RE BOUND TO SEE IT AT ANY TYPE OF EVENT WHERE THERE'S DANCING.

SO ONE ARIZONA TEEN LOOKING FOR A PROM DATE TOOK TO YOUTUBE TO ASK THE TWERK MASTER. HERSELF.

miley cyrus will you go to prom with me

THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL AND GOT MILEY'S ATTENTION.

SHE RESPONDED VIA TWITTER.

THE "BANGERZ" SINGER DECLINED THE INVITE BUT DID ASK MATT TO HER NEXT SHOW IN ARIZONA AND EVEN INCLUDED AN EMJOI KISS.

MATT PETERSON WAS QUICK TO REPLY SAYING THIS WAS THE BEST DAY OF HIS ENTIRE LIFE. Return to index of stories...


BOX OFFICE NUMBERS-TRX-VOTOPS


BOX OFFICE NUMBERS, ARE IN!

AND WHO TAKES THE NUMBER ONE SPOT?

LEGOS!

IN IT'S DEBUT. "THE LEGO MOVIE" CAME N NUMBER ONE. EARNING $69 MILLION DOLLARS.

IN NUMBER TWO. GEORGE CLOONEY'S WORLD WAR TWO FILM "THE MONUMENTS OF MEN".

AND AT NUMBER THREE "RIDE ALONG." Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) SWFL DEADLY CRASH-SS-VOTOPS


AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING A WRONG-WAY CRASH. THAT LED TO THE DEATH OF A FORMER CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, KNOWN AS JIM ILIAS.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT CELL PHONE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT IN TAMPA.

ILIAS WENT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA ALONG WITH THREE OTHER STUDENTS KILLED IN THE CRASH.

THE DRIVER OF THE SUV WAS ALSO KILLED.

TROOPERS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THAT PERSON WAS ON DRUGS OR ALCOHOL. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES-VOTOPS


TOMORROW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS WILL BE IN WASHINGTON DC. LOOKING TO DELAY MASSIVE FLOOD INSURANCE HIKES.

RATE INCREASES ARE DUE TO HIT IN OCTOBER AS PART OF THE 2012 BIGGERT-WATERS ACT.

THE SENATE HAS VOTED TO PUSH BACK THE DEADLINE.

BUT THE HOUSE DENIED THE DELAY.

RIGHT NOW. CURRENT POLICY HOLDERS WONT HAVE TO PAY THE UPCHARGES FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TS3) SAME SEX MARRIAGES-VOTOPS


SAME SEX COUPLES GETTING EQUAL RIGHTS

IN EVERY STATE.

WHAT THE FEDS ARE CHANGING. TO INCLUDE *ALL MARRIED COUPLES. STARTING TODAY.

THE NEW BENEFITS DO HAVE LIMITATIONS.

IN STATES WHERE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ISN'T RECOGNIZED, THE NEW POLICY ONLY APPLIES WHERE THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS JURISDICTION. Return to index of stories...


TS4) GAY FOOTBALL PLAYER-VOTOPS


ONE ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER. MAKES WAVES WITH A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.

PROJECTED MID-ROUND NFL DRAFT PICK. *MICHAEL SAM* FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI. SAYS HE IS GAY!

*SAM* CAME OUT TO HIS TEAMMATES AND COACHES, BACK IN AUGUST.

HE SAYS THEY TOOK IT WELL. AND HAVE REMAINED VERY SUPPORTIVE.

IF DRAFTED, SAM WOULD BE THE N-F-L'S FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

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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...