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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A HPV VACCINE AND GENITAL WARTS-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- TZ1 B BRAIN DEAD WOMAN DIES-VOTOPS
HL1) FL CHILD BODY FOUND-trxVOTOPS STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
HL2) LIGHTNING DETECTION-trxVOTOPS FORECAST-PHC
HL3) MICHAEL DUNN-TRXSOTVO FORECAST-WXWALL
HL4) SERIAL DATING-trxVOTOPS HPV VACCINE AND GENTIAL WARTS-TCMON
BIG STORY-CLIP HPV VACCINE AND GENTIAL WARTS-PKG
METH LAB BUST-BNC SS WIPE HEIGHT IS IMPORTANT TO WOMEN-VO
METH LAB BUST-LLPKG BRAIN INFECTION MISTAKE-OC VO
LIGHTNING DETECTION-OTS BRAIN DEAD PREGNANT WOMAN DIES-OC VO
LIGHTNING DETECTION-LLPKG DUMB STARBUCKS CLOSES-VO TOPS
HOMELESS CAMP-OC SS(2) NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
DRUGS DELIVERED-OTS SS(3) TEASE TWO------------
WRONG WAY CRASH DRIVER-OC VO TZ2 A CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-SOTVO-WIPE
TEACHERS FIRED-OTS TZ2 B VALENTINES DAY SCAMS-VOTOPS
MICHAEL DUNN TESTIFIES-SOTVO WIPE CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-OC
MICHAEL DUNN TESTIFIES-SOTVO CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-PKG
DEVELOPING-CLIP CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-OC
FL BODY OF CHILD FOUND-SS VO VALENTINE'S DAY SCAMS-TCMON VO WIPE
FL TRAIN DERAILMENT-OC VO FINANCIAL INFIDELITY-VO TOPS
STUDENTS AND AP TESTS-OTS CAR SEAT RECALL-OTS
CAPE MAYORAL LAWSUIT-OTS VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
ABANDONED DOG-OC SS OC TEASE THREE------------
PURSE THIEF CAUGHT-TCMON SS(2) TCMON TZ3 A WINTER STORM-SOTVO
FLOOD INSURANCE-OTS VO TZ3 B OFFICER SHOOTS DOG-NATSVO
NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ3 C SHIRLEY TEMPLE DIES-SOTVO
TEASE ONE------------  


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


NOW AT 5-

A 2-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA GIRL'S BODY FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE.

HER MOTHER-BEHIND BARS.

WHAT POLICE SAY SHE ADMITTED TO DOING.

YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY IS AT STAKE.

WHY THERE'S BEEN A IN DELAY IN INSTALLING NEW LIGHTNING DETECTORS IN FORT MYERS.

THEN THIS--

Michael Dunn

I didn't do anything wrong."

HE'S ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A TEEN TO DEATH OVER LOUD MUSIC--

TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME--

HE EXPLAINS WHY HE PULLED THE TRIGGER.

ABC 7 IS INSIDE THE COURTROOM

AND VALENTINE'S DAY IS JUST DAYS AWAY--

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR LOVE--

NOW AT 5--

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOURSELF BEFORE YOU GO OUT ON A DATE.

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


HL1) FL CHILD BODY FOUND-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) LIGHTNING DETECTION-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) MICHAEL DUNN-TRXSOTVO


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HL4) SERIAL DATING-trxVOTOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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METH LAB BUST-BNC SS WIPE


OUR BIG STORY AT 5 --

THE ILLUSION OF A NICE, UPSCALE, QUIET, CRIME-FREE NEIGHBORHOOD --

SHATTERED.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THEY BUSTED SOMEONE MAKING METH --

RIGHT OFF MCGREGOR --

RIGHT BETWEEN THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB AND THE EDISON-FORD WINTER ESTATES!

TWO SQUATTERS HAD BROKEN IN AND TURNED THE PLACE INTO WHAT COPS CALL A SHAKE-AND-BAKE.

BUT AS ABC-7'S MATT WRIGHT FOUND OUT --

ATTENTIVE NEIGHBORS SNIFFED OUT THE METH LAB. Return to index of stories...


METH LAB BUST-LLPKG


WE JUST GOT THE ARREST REPORT DETAILING WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

THE CITY GOT A TIP FROM A NEIGHBOR AND CONDEMNDED THE HOUSE YESTERDAY --

THEN POLICE KEPT AN EYE OUT AND DISCOVERED TWO PEOPLE INSIDE EARLY THIS MORNING.

TAKE SS

STEVEN KNITE AND VICTORIA BOYD FACE CHARGES OF BURGLARY.

KNITE IS ALSO FACING CHARGES OF MAKING AND HAVING METH.

VO

ACCORDING TO THE ARREST REPORT -- OFFICERS CHECKING ON THE HOUSE SAW A WINDOW OPEN AND SAW SMOKE COMING FROM INSIDE.

THEY WENT IN -- AND SAY THEY FIRST SPOTTED SYRINGES. BURNT SPOONS. AND METH.

THE OFFICERS SAY THEY THEN RAN INTO KNITE -- HOLDING A SYRINGE. AND ALSO FOUND BOYD.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT -- KNITE USED TO LIVE HERE WITH HIS MOTHER. WHO RENTED THE HOUSE.

NEIGHBORS SAY HE RETURNED IN THE PAST FEW DAYS.

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pat cody

neighbor

23:33 don't like it in this neighborhood. we need drugs out of here. we dont need them. our neighborhood has got a lot of children, we got a lot of teenagers, young kids actually we don't need this influence 46

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NEIGHBORS CALL THIS UNUSUAL.

THE HOME IS GOING THROUGH FORECLOSURE. AND NEIGHBORS TELL US IT HAD BEEN VACANT FOR A FEW MONTHS.

POLICE ALERTED THE HOMEOWNER. WHO SAID NO ONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE.

WE SAW THAT HOMEOWNER AT THE HOUSE JUST AN HOUR AGO.

TAG

RIGHT NOW BOTH KNITE AND BOYD ARE LOCKED UP IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THEY MAY BE TIED TO OTHER CRIME IN THIS AREA.

IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT abc7. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION-OTS


A GRANDMOTHER WHO'S PUSHED FOR MONTHS TO GET THREE LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS INSTALLED IN FORT MYERS PARKS SAYS A CITY BIG SHOT CONTINUOUSLY MISLEAD HER ABOUT THE PROGRESS.

SHE SAYS THIS CITY LEADER LIED.

TONIGHT - ABC7'S JOE ROETZ INVESTIGATED TO FIND THE TRUTH.

WHY IS IT REALLY TAKING THE CITY SO LONG TO DO SOMETHING THIS WOMAN SAYS WILL SAVE LIVES???

JOE. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTION-LLPKG


A FORT MYERS WOMAN IS TAKING THE CITY TO TASK AFTER SHE WAS TOLD SAFETY EQUIPMENT WAS INSTALLED -

TURNS OUT THAT WASN;T THE CASE.

THE CITY IS INSTALLING LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS LIKE THIS ONE AT THE STARS COMPLEX, GOLFVIEW POOL AND FLEISHMAN COMPLEX.

ERLEENE SANDERS SAYS SHE WAS TOLD THE WORK WOULD BE FINISHED BY LAST WEEK.

ON MONDAY SHE WAS TOLD IT WAS ALMOST FINISHED AT FLEISHMAN SPORTS COMPLEX.

TODAY - OUR CAMERAS FOUND OUT THAT WASN;T THE CASE - AS CREWS WERE JUST BEGINNING TO WORK ON ELECTRIC WIRING.

this is obviously not a really important issue to for staff or they'd have it accomplished.

we couldn't do it because ground was saturdated. Could not bring lifts here.

AS YOU HEARD - THE CITY IS BLAMING WET WEATHER ON THE DELAYS.

PUBLIC WORKS GUARANTEES ALL THREE SYSTEMS WILL BE WORKING BY THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS CAMP-OC SS(2)


ALL NEW TONIGHT --

FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE SHUT DOWN A HOMELESS CAMP --

SITTING VERY CLOSE TO A SCHOOL, A PARK, AND AN APARTMENT COMPLEX!

THE HOMELESS HAD SET UP CAMP IN THE WOODS --

OFF VERONICA SHOEMAKER --

NEAR THE NORTH COLONIAL LINEAR TRAIL.

A-B-C 7 WAS RECORDING --

WHEN FORT MYERS OFFICER RAIDED THE CAMP

YOU CAN STILL SEE TENTS, TARPS, AND OTHER BELONGINGS --

SCATTERED ALONG THE PATHWAYS.

OFFICERS SAY THEY'RE CONFIDENT --

NOBODY IS LIVING THERE NOW

LEE COUNTY'S HOMELESS COALITION IS WORKING WITH THE MEN WHO DID THERE --

INCLUDING SOME SEX OFFENDERS.

BUT SOME LIVING NEARBY FEAR IT'S A JUST MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY RETURN. Return to index of stories...


DRUGS DELIVERED-OTS SS(3)


ALL NEW AT 5-

NEARLY 10-POUNDS OF MARIJUANA DROPPED AT A HOUSE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED JAVIER RODRIGUEZ ON VARIOUS DRUG CHARGES.

THEY SAY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ALL THE WAY IN CALIFORNIA TIPPED THEM OFF ABOUT THE DELIVERY.

IT HAPPENED ON KIDRON AVENUE.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS RODRIGUEZ PUT THE BOX IN HIS CAR AND DROVE AWAY FROM THE HOUSE.

WHEN DEPUTIES CAUGHT HIM - THEY FOUND DRUGS IN THE BOX.

TONIGHT HE'S OUT OF JAIL ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


WRONG WAY CRASH DRIVER-OC VO


WE LEARNED THE IDENTITY TODAY --

OF THE WRONG-WAY DRIVER WHO KILLED FOUR PEOPLE THIS WEEKEND IN TAMPA.

HE'D BARELY SPENT ANY TIME IN FLORIDA --

BEFORE THE WRECK HAPPENED.

IN FACT, DANIEL LEE MORRIS JUST MOVED HERE FROM MICHIGAN.

HE WAS 28, LIVING WITH A FRIEND.

TROOPERS SAY SATURDAY --

HE DROVE THE WRONG WAY ON I-75 --

RAMMING HEAD-ON INTO ANOTHER CAR.

HE KILLED FOUR PEOPLE IN THAT CAR, PLUS HIMSELF.

AMONG THE VICTIMS --

A U-S-F STUDENT FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NAMED JIM ILIAS.

HIS FUNERAL SERVICE IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW

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TEACHERS FIRED-OTS


TWO MEN ALLOWED TO TEACH YOUR CHILDRE ARE OUT OF JOBS.

FIRED BY THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

LATE THIS AFTERNOON --

WE LEARNED LEADERS FIRED KENNETH HAYES AND BRIAN MARSAGLIA.

HAYES TAUGHT AT THE FORT MYERS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY.

THE DISTRICT SAYS HE WAS INVOLVED IN A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AN ADULT STUDENT.

MARSAGLIA WORKED AT RIVERDALE HIGH SCHOOL.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS ACCUSE HIM OF VERBALLY ABUSING STUDENTS WITH PROFANE LANGUAGE AND GAY SLURS. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL DUNN TESTIFIES-SOTVO WIPE


"Over here is my glove box, I'm looking out my window, and I said you're not going to kill me you son of a *** and I shot."

THAT IS MICHAEL DUNN.

CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING A 17-YEAR-OLD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR.

TODAY HE TOOK THE STAND IN HIS MURDER TRIAL AND CALLING THE SHOOTING SELF-DEFENSE.

HE CLAIMS IT ALL STARTED WHEN HE ASKED DUNN AND THREE OTHER TEENS TO TURN DOWN THEIR LOUD MUSIC OUTSIDE OF A JACKSONVILLE CONVENIENCE STORE. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL DUNN TESTIFIES-SOTVO


"

"I look and I'm looking at a barrel, he's showing me a gun and he's threatening me."

DUNN CLAIMS HE SAW A GUN AND THEN GOT HIS TO FIRE AT THE TEENS.

OFFICERS NEVER FOUND ANY WEAPONS IN THE TEENS CARS.

DUNN AND HIS WIFE DID NOT CALL 9-1-1 AFTER THE SHOOTING.

INSTEAD THEY DROVE BACK TO A HOTEL. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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FL BODY OF CHILD FOUND-SS VO


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY IN SANFORD --

POLICE SAY A FLORIDA MOTHER ADMITTED TO BURYING HER YOUNG DAUGHTER IN A SHALLOW GRAVE.

RACHEL FRYER TURNED HERSELF IN.

SHE NOW FACES CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED CHILD NEGLECT.

FRYER LED POLICE TO TA-JAR-EE JORDAN'S BODY TODAY IN PUTNAM COUNTY.

FRYER TOLD POLICE SHE FOUND THE GIRL NOT BREATHING AND TRIED TO REVIVE HER.

THAT DIDN'T WORK.

THEN SHE WRAPPED THE CHILD IN A BLANKET, PUT HER BODY IN A SUITCASE, AND HAD A FRIEND DRIVE HER TO THE AREA WHERE SHE BURIED THE CHILD. Return to index of stories...


FL TRAIN DERAILMENT-OC VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW -

CREWS ARE CLEANING UP A TRAIN DE-RAILMENT NEAR JACKSONVILLE.

NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAIL CARS CARRYING ETHANOL DERAILED EARLY THIS MORNING.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY NOT MUCH OF THE FLAMMABLE PRODUCT SPILLED.

NONE CONTAMINATED THE NEARBY SAINT JOHNS RIVER.

A HAZMAT TEAM IS ON SCENE.

AS A PRECAUTION THEY EVACUATED THE NEARBY TIMES-UNION BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


STUDENTS AND AP TESTS-OTS


NEW NUMBERS TONIGHT --

MORE THAN ONE IN FOUR FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS EARN COLLEGE CREDIT THROUGH ADAVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS.

A-P COURSES.

THAT'S THE FOURTH HIGHEST RATE IN THE NATION.

IT'S ALSO A HUGE JUMP FROM 10 YEARS AGO WHEN JUST 15 PERCENT WERE PASSING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYORAL LAWSUIT-OTS VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW -

CAPE CORAL'S FORMER MAYOR WILL FINALLY GET HIS DAY IN COURT.

JOHN SULLIVAN IS SUING MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI, THE CANVASSING BOARD, AND THE LEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS AFTER LOSING BY 121 VOTES.

HE CLAIMS THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED AND WANTS A RECOUNT.

THE TRIAL STARTS TOMORROW AT NINE.

ABC7 WILL BE THERE AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT THE JUDGE DECIDES. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED DOG-OC SS OC


NEW AT 5 ---

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES HOPES YOU CAN HELP TONIGHT --

FINDING THE PERSON WHO LEFT A DOG TO DIE.

THIS OLD LHASA APSO WAS BLIND AND SEVERLY MATTED.

THEN SOMEONE LEFT HER IN THE WOODS.

SHE HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED.

ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THERE ARE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO FEED OR PROVIDE VETERINARY CARE FOR THEIR PETS.

THEY SAY THERE'S NO REASON TO ABANDON THEM LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


PURSE THIEF CAUGHT-TCMON SS(2) TCMON


TODAY -

A PURSE THIEF TURNED HIMSELF IN -- AFTER SEEING HIMSELF ON THE NEWS.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED TERRY CARTRIGHT AT HIS NORTH FORT MYERS HOUSE.

HE CALLED LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES.

SURVEILLANCE PICTURES SHOW HIM TAKING AN 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S PURSE OUT OF A PUBLIX GROCERY CART.

IT HAPPENED IN JANUARY.

HE TOLD DETECTIVES HE THOUGHT IT BELONGED TO SOMEONE ELSE.

HE'S CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT.

IT'S HIS 17TH ARREST IN LEE COUNTY SINCE 1988. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE-OTS VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS HAVE GONE TO WASHINGTON D-C --

LOBBYING FOR LOWER FLOOD INSURANCE RATES.

THEY ARE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND STAFFERS FROM CAPITOL HILL, AND THE WHITE HOUSE.

THEY'VE TURNED THEIR FOCUS --

TO THE "HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT."

THE SENATE ALREADY PASSED IT.

IT WOULD DELAY PORTIONS OF A LAW HIKING UP MANY FLOOD INSURANCE POLICIES IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


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


IT'S A VACCINE TO PROTECT YOU FROM H-P-V.

STRAIGHT AHEAD IN YOUR HEALTHY LIVING -- THE OTHER S-T-D THE SHOT MIGHT STOP!

YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS.

AND KEPT ON LIFE SUPPORT TO SAVE HER UNBORN BABY.

TONIGHT - THE BABY BOY AND THE FATHER LEFT TO RAISE HIM ALONE.

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


TZ1 A HPV VACCINE AND GENITAL WARTS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B BRAIN DEAD WOMAN DIES-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


TRACKING A COLD FRONT

The weather picture in southwest Florida will start to change tomorrow. We can expect some rain to move through and cooler temperatures by the end of the week.

Tonight's forecast still looks good. Skies will be mostly clear again this evening with low temperatures dropping to upper 50's inland and around 60 along the coast. The humidity has come up a bit today and some morning fog will be possible to start the day on Wednesday.

A cold front is developing west of Florida and will move toward the state tomorrow. By late day we will see clouds increase and temperatures topping out in the low 80's during the afternoon. The cold front should cross the area by Thursday morning and bring showers or thunderstorms. It's possible that some thunderstorms could punch through here with gusty winds and frequent lightning by Thursday morning.

Cooler weather is on the way for the end of the week as we track highs in the 70's for a few days. A few chilly mornings are expected - especially on Friday morning as lows dip into the 30's and 40's.

The weekend weather is looking fine with plenty of sunshine and seasonally pleasant temperatures. Return to index of stories...


HPV VACCINE AND GENTIAL WARTS-TCMON


IN YOUR A-B-C 7'S HEALTHY LIVING TONIGHT --

WE'VE GOT NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE 3-SHOT VACCINE YOU GET TO PREVENT THE HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS.

H-P-V.

IT REVEALS WHY YOU SHOULD GET ALL THREE.

BUT EVEN GETTING ONE OR TWO. IS A GOOD START. Return to index of stories...


HPV VACCINE AND GENTIAL WARTS-PKG


THE H-P-V SHOT'S A VACCINE AGAINST CANCER.

BUT IT'S REALLY THREE SHOTS -- MONTHS APART.

IN SHORT --

CRITICALLY IMPORTANT BUT SERIOUSLY INCONVENIENT.

STILL --

NEW RESEARCH FROM SWEDEN SHOWS EVEN YOUNG WOMEN WHO GOT

FEWER THAN THREE DOSES --

STILL LOWERED THEIR RATE OF GENITAL

WARTS CAUSED BY HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS.

WHILE THIS MAY NOT TELL US WHETHER FEWER THAN THREE SHOTS IS AS EFFECTIVE

AGAINST CANCER --

IT POINTS TO SOMETHING ELSE --

EVEN PARTIAL PROTECTION

IS BETTER THAN NOTHING.

FORTUNATELY --

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ALREADY FOLLOW C-D-C GUIDELINES.

THEY GET ALL THREE SHOTS.

AND THE C-D-C RECOMMENDS THIS FOR BOYS TOO --

IT WORKS FIGHTS DIFFERENT KINDS OF ORAL

CANCERS. Return to index of stories...


HEIGHT IS IMPORTANT TO WOMEN-VO


HEIGHT MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO FINDING A MATE.

AT LEAST FOR WOMEN.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS RESEARCHERS SAY A MAJORITY OF WOMEN WOULD NEVER CONSIDER DATING A SHORTER MAN.

THEY SAY FOR MOST WOMEN TALLER IS BETTER.

THIS DEFIES THE TREND THAT WHEN PEOPLE LOOK FOR A PARTNER THEY LOOK FOR SIMILARITY.

WOMEN IN THIS STUDY PREFERRED TALLER MEN FOR PROTECTION.

THEY ALSO CLAIMED IT MADE THEM FEEL MORE FEMININE. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN INFECTION MISTAKE-OC VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT --

ABOUT A HUGE MISTAKE FOR A HOSPITAL IN NORTH CAROLINA.

THEY POTENTIALLY EXPOSED 18 PATIENTS TO A RARE BRAIN DISEASE.

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.

LAST MONTH --

DOCTORS DID SURGERY ON A PATIENT WITH A BRAIN CONDITION.

A WEEK LATER --

TESTS SHOWED HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VERY SERIOUS AND INCURABLE CROITZFELD YAHKUB DISEASE.

C-J-D.

IT'S A BRAIN DISORDER.

BUT IN THAT TIME --

DOCTORS USED THE SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS ON 18 OTHER PEOPLE ALREADY WITHOUT PROPERLY STERILIZING THE EQUIPMENT.

THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION IS EXTREMELY LOW, BUT IT'S POSSIBLE.

AND WE JUST FOUND OUT --

YOU CAN'T TEST FOR THIS.

IT MIGHT NOT SHOW UP FOR YEARS.

SO THESE PATIENTS WON'T KNOW FOR AWHILE. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN DEAD PREGNANT WOMAN DIES-OC VO


A BRAIN-DEAD WOMAN KEPT ALIVE SO DOCTORS COULD DELIVER HER BABY JUST DIED.

CANADIAN DOCTORS DELIVERED HER SON ON SATURDAY.

HE'S NAMED IVER COHEN BENSON AND IS HEALTHY.

THEY TOOK HIS MOTHER, ROBIN OFF THE VENTILATOR.

SHORTLY AFTER CHRISTMAS A BRAIN HEMORRHAGE LEFT ROBYN BRAIN DEAD.

DOCTORS KEPT HER ON LIFE SUPPORT TO GIVE THE UNBORN BABY MORE TIME. Return to index of stories...


DUMB STARBUCKS CLOSES-VO TOPS


ONE AND DONE --

FOR DUMB STARBUCKS!

THE PARODY STARBUCKS WE TOLD YOU ABOUT YESTERDAY IN L-A --

IS CLOSED TONIGHT.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SHUT IT DOWN.

THEY SOLD DRINKS LIKE DUMB CARAMEL MACHIATO.

IT LOOKED SIMILAR TO THE REAL THING.

BUT WE LEARNED --

THE WHOLE THING WAS ACTUALLY A PRANK FOR A COMEDY CENTRAL SHOW. Return to index of stories...


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


"You have to know: are you looking for a relationship and what does that mean

to you."

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT FROM A MAN OR WOMAN?

CONFESSIONS OF SERIAL DATERS.

WHY DATE AFTER DATE AFTER DATE COULD LEAD YOU ASTRAY.

ABC7 HAS THE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF.

AND A WEEK OF LOVE COULD END WITH AN EMPTY WALLET.

NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE SHOWERING YOUR VALENTINE WITH FLOWERS AND CHOCOLATES.

THE LOVE SCAMS YOU NEED TO KNOW -

IT'S NEXT ON ABC7. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B VALENTINES DAY SCAMS-VOTOPS


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CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-OC


OKAY 44 PERCENT OF ADULTS ARE SINGLE.

THIS WEEK MOST OF US START THINKING LOVE.

TONIGHT ABC7 TALKS TO SERIAL DATERS ABOUT WHY DATE AFTER DATE AFTER DATE ISN'T THE ANSWER.

WE HAVE THE QUESTIONS THAT COULD LAND YOU YOUR PERFECT MATCH. Return to index of stories...


CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-PKG


LAUREN WEST IS YOUNG, SMART AND, ATTRACTIVE BUT SAYS SHE

STRUGGLES FINDING THE "ONE" EVEN THOUGH SHE GOES ON DATE,

AFTER DATE, AFTER DATE.

"You want to find someone that you want to be able to spend time with."

LIKE LAUREN, ELLEN MORROW SAYS HER ENDLESS DATES USUALLY

TURNED TO DISAPPOINTMENT.

"I just met people and went out on dates even if they weren't perfect."

DATING EXPERT STEF SAFRAN SAYS THAT'S THE PROBLEM

WITH SERIAL DATING.

"I think that there's too much focus that there's so much available for you as

opposed to finding those, you know, basic criteria when you start that are

important to you."

SHE SAYS BEFORE STARTING TO DATE YOU SHOULD ANSWER THESE

TEN QUESTIONS ABOUT YOURSELF.

ARE YOU WILLING TO COMMIT?

WHAT ARE YOUR FINANCIAL VALUES?

IS RELIGION IMPORTANT?

DO YOU WANT CHILDREN?

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?

HOW DO YOU HANDLE CONFLICT?

ARE YOU ABLE TO CARE FOR SOMEONE?

DO YOU LIKE TO GO OUT OR ARE YOU A HOMEBODY?

DO YOU LEAD AN ACTIVE OR SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE?

ARE YOU WILLING TO TRY NEW THINGS?

"You have to know: are you looking for a relationship and what does that mean

to you."

STEF SAYS TOO MANY WOMEN WASTE TIME THINKING THEY

CAN CHANGE SOMEONE. THANKS TO HER ADVICE ELLEN IS IN A

COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP AND WHILE LAUREN IS STILL LOOKING,

SHE'S STOPPED SERIAL DATING AND ONLY SPENDS TIME WITH GUYS

SHE THINKS ARE COMPATIBLE. Return to index of stories...


CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DATER-OC


USING THE CHECKLIST IS KEY AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOT THE 80-20 RULE.

IF 8 OF 10 ITEMS ARE A MATCH - CHANCES ARE YOU FOUND THE ONE.

ALSO SKIP THE BAR.

ACCORDING TO MATCH DOT COM -- LESS THAN 10 PERCENT OF PEOPLE FIND LONG-TERM LOVE THERE. Return to index of stories...


VALENTINE'S DAY SCAMS-TCMON VO WIPE


IN TONIGHT'S A-B-C 7 SMART SHOPPER --

V-DAY SCAMS.

THEY TUG AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS --

BUT CAN PUT A DENT IN YOUR WALLET!

HERE'S WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR:

BE EXTRA CAREFUL OF SCAMMERS TROLLING ONLINE DATING SITES.

THESE CRIMINALS CREATE FAKE IDENTITIES.

AFTER YOU AND THEM FORM A RELATIONSHIP, THEY ASK FOR MONEY.

ALSO, LOOKOUT FOR E-CARDS.

DON'T CLICK ON EMBEDDED LINKS -- ESPECIALLY IF IT IS NOT FROM SOMEONE YOU KNOW.

THIRD --

LOOK OUT FOR SPAM TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING VALENTINE'S RELATED.

SOMETIMES IT HAS MALWARE.

IT CAN INFECT YOUR COMPUTER.

SUGGESTION --

ONLY BUY THINGS ONLINE FROM VENDORS YOU KNOW. Return to index of stories...


FINANCIAL INFIDELITY-VO TOPS


AND HERE'S A RELATIONSHIP ROADBLOCK.

YOUR SPOUSE COULD BE CHEATING ON YOU -- FINANCIALLY.

MORE THAN HALF OF US HAVE HIDDEN A SMALL PURCHASE OR TWO FROM OUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.

BUT --

OTHERS ARE HIDING BANK ACCOUNTS, CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS, OR MAJOR PURCHASES.

SO HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR PARTNER'S CHEATING WITH YOUR FINANCES?

RED FLAGS INCLUDE NEVER SEEING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, OR BEING TOLD NOT TO OPEN THEM.

PLUS --

NUMEROUS A-T-M WITHDRAWALS, OR UNUSUAL CHARGES.

AND. AN UNWILLINGNESS TO TALK ABOUT MONEY. Return to index of stories...


CAR SEAT RECALL-OTS


AN ABC7 ALERT FOR ANYONE DRIVING WITH CHILDREN.

GRACO IS RECALLING 3-POINT-8 MILLION CHILD CARSEATS BECAUSE THE BUCKLES MIGHT NOT UNLATCH.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION GOT AT LEAST 80 COMPLAINTS.

IN SOME CASES PARENTS HAD TO CUT THE STRAPS.

THIS COVERS 11 MODELS FROM 2009 TO 2013.

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


they are about out of everything

EMPTY HARDWARE STORES.

GROCERY SHELVES BARREN.

THE BITTER FREEZE COVERING THE COUNTRY.

ABC7 TAKES YOU FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE SOUTH.

THE TERRIBLE CONDITIONS THAT COULD TURN DEADLY.

NATS OF OFFICER YELLING AT DOG OWNER

OFFICER: ".I just shot your dog cause it tried to bite me!"

CLUBB: ".no it didn't"

CAUGHT ON DASH CAM!

AN OFFICER SHOOTS AND KILLS A MAN'S SERVICE DOG.

ABC7 HAS BOTH SIDES. TO FIND OUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON THIS STREET.

NATS SHIRLEY TEMPLE SINGING

THE DARLING OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

THE GOLDEN CURLS.

THE DIMPLES.

THE CUTEST GIRL ON THE SILVER SCREEN.

TONIGHT - ABC7 LOOKS BACK ON THE LIFE OF SHIRLEY TEMPLE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A WINTER STORM-SOTVO


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TZ3 B OFFICER SHOOTS DOG-NATSVO


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TZ3 C SHIRLEY TEMPLE DIES-SOTVO


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