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DIRECTORS PAGE HL2) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL3) STRESS FREE MEALS-VO-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HL1) ESTERO TEACHER-SOTVO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL2) SHOTS FIRED-VO-WIPE GOOD MORNING-CLIP VOTOPS VO-POP
HL3) ANTI BULLY TATTOOS-VO-WIPE SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP ESTERO TEACHER-CLIP 2SH-POP VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL ESTERO TEACHER WHAT STUDENTS SAY-SOTVO
GOOD MORNING-CLIP TCMON FL EXECUTION-CLIP VOTOPS
ESTERO TEACHER LET GO-BNC VO LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-OC VO
ESTERO TEACHER WHERE IT HAPPENED-TCMON MORETZ TRIAL-OC VO
SHOTS FIRED ON 41-CLIP VOTOPS WRONG WAY DRIVER-OC NATVO
SHOTS FIRED ON 41-SOTVO METH BUST FIRST APPEARANCE-OC SS VO
JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ EXECUTION-CLIP SS(2) OC TRAPPED ON COASTER-OC VO
THURSDAY TRIAL FOLOS-EANIBOXES OLYMPICS LOOK AHEAD :SKATING, SKIING AND HOCKEY-2S
THURSDAY TRIAL FOLOS-vo CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-OC VO-WIPE
THURSDAY TRIAL FOLOS-vo CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-SOTVO
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-FLY VO-FULL RED DRIFT ALGAE-OC VO-WIPE
MORETZ TRIAL-CLIP VOTOPS RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO
TRAPPED ON COASTER-OC-VO-POP VO-FULL 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
TRAVEL TRAUMA-2SH-VO-POP 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
RSW FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-VOTOPS STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
STORM CONTINUES-VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
OLYMPICS SUMMARY WEDNESDAY-2SH-POP TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP NAPLES FIRE GROUNDBREAKING-OC
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SH-POP
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL LIVE SHOT-LIVE
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-SS
PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON LIVE SHOT-LIVE
MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-OC VO STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL CHICK FIL A NO ANTIBIOTICS-OC VO
RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE-OC VO-WIPE STRESS FREE MEALS-OC VO
RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE-SOTVO YEUNGLING SELLING ICE CREAM-OC VO
CHINA EARTHQUAKE-OC VO PAULA DEEN MAKES COMEBACK-2SHOT VO
BOSTON BOMBER LATEST-OC VO COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER-2SHOT VO
DEADLY DRINKING GAME-OC NATVO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
FORECLOSURE RATES-OC 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
GAY MARRIAGE LOUSIANA-OC TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
NO SWIPE AND SIGN CREDIT CARD-OC VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
CORVETTE SINKHOLE ON TAPE-CLIP VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
COUPLES PLASTIC SURGERY-2SH VO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
ANTI BULLY TATTOOS-OC SOTVO TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS
MAKE A WISH SURF DOG FL-OC VO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO GUY SHIRTLESS IN SNOW-2SHOT VO
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO SOCHI FROM SPACE-2SHOT VO
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS 1) SHOTS FIRED US 41-VOTOPS SS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TS 2) TEACHER LET GO-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 3) LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS TS 4) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 5)-VOTOPS-WIPE
SHIA LABEOUF ART INSTALLATION-2SH VO TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP FINAL WEATHER
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS END TIME
HL1) ESTERO TEACHER-VO-WIPE  


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) ESTERO TEACHER-SOTVO-WIPE


Aubrey Windham, Junior: 19:56:44 clearly everyone knows and is talking about it. 19:55:47

A TEACHER FIRED. BUT THE DISTRICT ISN'T SAYING WHY.

THIS MORNING STUDENTS SAY. IT'S WHAT HE DID. WITH ONE OF HIS STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SHOTS FIRED-VO-WIPE


PLUS. A DRIVE DOWN U-S 41. TURNS INTO A CRIME SCENE.

THIS MORNING. SHOTS FIRED. WHILE THE ROAD WAS FULL OF COMMUTERS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) ANTI BULLY TATTOOS-VO-WIPE


PLUS -

A TATTOO. SENDING AN INCREDIBLE MESSAGE.

WHY MY LITTLE PONY. IS BECOMING A NEW INK FAD. FOR A MASS OF MEN. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP TCMON


A LEE COUNTY TEACHER. LET GO FOR AN INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT.

THIS MORNING. WE'RE HEARING FROM THAT STUDENT'S PARENTS.

SHOCKED ABOUT THE UNRAVELING DETAILS.

GOOD MORNING,

AND THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7.

I'M CHANCE SEALES. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER LET GO-BNC VO


AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

THIS MORNING. WE'RE FINDING OUT FROM DEPUTIES. IT WAS AN ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH A TEACHER. UNCOVERING THE RELATIONSHIP. ONE WEEK AGO.

THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENT SAYING. THEY WERE JUST AS SHOCKED. AS EVERYONE ELSE.

WHAT'S STILL UNCLEAR THIS MORNING. IS HOW LONG IT'S BEEN GOING ON.

ACCORDING TO THE INCIDENT REPORT. THE TEACHER WAS LET GO MONDAY AFTER A LEE COUNTY DETECTIVE PAID A VISIT TO THE SCHOOL JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE.

WE ALSO REACHED OUT TO THE DISTRICT. WHO TELLS US.

THE TEACHER HADN'T WORKED THERE FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS. THE STANDARD PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

SO NO REASON WAS NEEDED FOR FIRING. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER WHERE IT HAPPENED-TCMON


AND AMY. WE *DO KNOW. THIS ALL TOOK PLACE OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS.

WE'RE NOT NAMING THE TEEN. BECAUSE SHE IS UNDER AGE.

SO FAR. NO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE.

COUNT ON ABC-7. TO STAY ON TOP OF THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED ON 41-CLIP VOTOPS


GUNSHOTS ON U-S 41. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

CUSTOMERS AND WORKERS AT STORES. SAY PEOPLE IN ONE CAR OPENED FIRE. ON THE DRIVER OF A TRUCK.

THEY TELL ABC7 THEY SAW THE DRIVER OF A TRUCK CUT OFF A SEDAN. BOTH SWERVED INTO A PARKING LOT NEAR GRACE AVENUE.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THAT'S WHEN SOMEONE IN THE SEDAN PULLED OUT A GUN AND STARTED SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED ON 41-SOTVO


Out of nowhere we heard pops and gunshots, god knows where and after that, he took off

OFFICERS FOUND THE CAR AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON BROADWAY. AND TOOK THREE PEOPLE INTO CUSTODY.

WE JUST FOUND OUT THREE MEN ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES. AND POLICE SAY. IT STEMMED FROM A MARITAL DISPUTE. RIGHT NOW IT SOUNDS LIKE THE HUSBAND WAS IN ONE CAR. CHASING THE OTHER TRUCK. WHICH HIS WIFE AND ANOTHER MAN WERE IN. Return to index of stories...


JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ EXECUTION-CLIP SS(2) OC


EXECUTED.

CONVICTED KILLER AND RAPIST JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ. IS NO LONGER ALIVE. AFTER A LETHAL INJECTION AT AT FLORIDA STATE PRISON.

CHAVEZ ABDUCTED JIMMY RYCE. 18 YEARS AGO IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HIM --

SHOT HIM --

AND DISMEMBERED HIS BODY.

THE EXECUTION WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN AT SIX.

BUT WAS DELAYED FOR TWO HOURS. WHILE THE U-S SUPREME COURT, REVIEWED THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


THURSDAY TRIAL FOLOS-EANIBOXES


THIS MORNING. ABC-7 IS SPENDING THE DAY IN COURT. FOLLOWING TWO HUGE TRIALS.

BOTH CONTINUING THIS MORNING.

THE FIRST STORY FROM NAPLES. WHERE A MAN IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS ESTRANGED WIFE. IN A HOPSITAL ROOM.

THE OTHER MURDER TRIAL. ALL STARTED FROM MUSIC PLAYING TOO LOUDLY.

WE HEARD THE CLOSING ARGUMENTS WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


THURSDAY TRIAL FOLOS-vo


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THURSDAY TRIAL FOLOS-vo


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LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-FLY VO-FULL


THIS MORNING. JURORS IN JACKSONVILLE WILL CONTINUE DELIBERATIONS.

THEY TALKED LATE INTO THE NIGHT ON WHETHER TO CONVICT MICHAEL DUNN OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE AFTER SHOOTING AND KILLING A 17-YEAR-OLD.

THE FIGHT BROKE OUT. OVER THE TEEN'S LOUD MUSIC.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT THE JURY DECIDES.

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MORETZ TRIAL-CLIP VOTOPS


AND WE'LL BE THERE TO FIND OUT. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TRIAL TODAY. WITH DEFENDANT JEFFERY MORETZ.

WE WERE THERE. AS MORETZ CRIED, DURING OPENING STATEMENTS WEDNESDAY.

THE DEFENSE SAYS HIS WIFE CHRISTINE. WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A CO-WORKER --

AND HE KILLED HER. IN A FIT OF PASSION.

THE JUDGE DECIDED TO ALLOW ARGUMENTS ON THE AFFAIR.

IF CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER. MORETZ FACES 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

ON SECOND DEGREE MURDER. LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TRAPPED ON COASTER-OC-VO-POP VO-FULL


IT'S A HUGE TALKER THIS MORNING.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A THRILL. BUT IT TURNED INTO A NIGHTMARE FOR RIDERS.

THIS IS MUST-SEE NEW VIDEO FROM BUSCH GARDENS IN TAMPA.

16 PEOPLE GOT STUCK ON THE "CHEETAH HUNT" ROLLER COASTER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WHEN THE RIDE SUDDENLY STOPPED BEFORE THE FIRST BIG HILL.

FIREFIGTHERS DID RESCUE ALL 16 SAFELY.

AFTER THREE AND A HALF HOURS. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL TRAUMA-2SH-VO-POP


AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE WEEKEND. AIR TRAVEL IS ANYTHING. BUT AN EASY FLIGHT.

THAT IS. IF IT'S NOT CANCELLED ALREADY.

WE'RE COUNTING AT LEAST 3-THOUSAND FLIGHTS. NO LONGER TAKING OFF TODAY.

NOT TO MENTION, THOUSANDS MORE. CANCELLED WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW. SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FLIGHTS. ARE SEEING EVEN MORE TROUBLE.

CANCELLATIONS INCLUDE FLIGHTS INTO RSW FROM. NEW YORK, CHARLOTTE, ATLANTA, PHILADELPHIA AND PLENTY MORE.

FLIGHTS TO THOSE AREAS. PLUS BOSTON AND WASHINGTON D-C, ARE ALL CANCELLED TOO. Return to index of stories...


STORM CONTINUES-VOTOPS


AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO THE INTENSE WINTER STORMS. IN THE NORTHEAST AND SOUTH.

ROADS ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA WERE A MESS.

IN RALEIGH. ABANDONED VEHICLES LINED MAJOR ROADS. COMPLETELY CLOGGED EARLIER IN THE DAY.

NEIGHBORS LENT A HELPING HAND TO DRIVERS IN NEED. AS *D-O-T* DID THEIR BEST TO KEEP UP.

THE STORM MARCHES UP THE EASTERN SEABOARD TODAY.

TODAY.FEDERAL OFFICES IN THE D-C AREA WILL BE CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS SUMMARY WEDNESDAY-2SH-POP


ANOTHER FULL DAY AHEAD IN SOCHI.

BUT THE U-S WILL HAVE TO COME BACK. FROM A BIG DISSAPOINTMENT.

SHANI DAVIS WAS CHASING HISTORY. TRYING TO BECOME THE FIRST AMERICAN MAN. TO WIN THREE STRAIGHT GOLD MEDALS IN THE OLYMPICS.

BUT HE CAME IN, 8TH OVERALL.

IN THE WOMEN'S DOWNHILL. WE WON A BRONZE.

IN THE WOMEN'S HALF-PIPE THE U-S TOOK GOLD AND BRONZE.

COMING UP IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR. WHAT TO EXPECT. DURING TODAY'S COMPETITIONS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP


IS YOUR BABY A SUPER HUMAN?

TURNS OUT YOUR TINY TOT IS PRETTY TALENTED

THIS IS A FUN ONE.

FROM BUZZ FEED

-A BABY IS BORN EVERY 3 SECONDS

-UP TO 7 MONTHS BABIES CAN BREATH AND SWALLOW AT SAME TIME

-THE PROTEIN THAT KEEPS THEIR SKULL SOFT---IS NOGGIN!

-BABIES ARE BORN WITH 300 BONES

-ADULTS HAVE 206

-BUT THEY'RE BORN WITHOUT KNEE CAPS

MORE SUPERHUMAN BABY FACTS NEXT HOUR! Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP


FUN ONE AS YOU WAKE UP

IF YOU'RE A NEW PARENT.

YOUR BABY AMAZES YOU

BUT DID YOU KNOW THEY'RE

SUPERHUMAN. AND CAN DO THINGS WE ADULTS CAN'T!

-SHAKING OUR HEADS NO. COMES FROM BABIES TURNING THEY'RE HEAD AWAY WHEN THEY'RE FULL

-BABIES ARE ABLE TO SWIM AND HOLD THEIR BREATH.

-GRIP SO STRONG THEY CAN SUPPORT THEIR WEIGHT WITH THEIR FINGER TIPS

-BRAIN DOUBLES IN SIZE AFTER the FIRST YEAR

-IF BABIES KEPT GROWING AT THE RATE THEY DO THEIR FIRST YEAR.

-A 20 YEAR OLD WOULD BE 30 FEET TALL! Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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.

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-OC VO


AN N-B-A LEGEND IS WRITING A BIG CHECK TO A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA YOUTH CENTER.

MAGIC JOHNSON CAME TO FORT MYERS WEDNESDAY.

HE PLEDGED TO DONATE 100-GRAND TO IMPROVING THE "QUALITY LIFE CENTER" ON M-L-K BOULEVARD.

THE CENTER IS FACING FORECLOSURE.

MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS "THE Q" --

IT'S A PLACE. HUNDREDS OF LOW INCOME KIDS GO TO LEARN LIFE SKILLS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO 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.

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE-OC VO-WIPE


THE MINIMUMN WAGE. IS GOING UP!

FOR SOME FEDERAL WORKERS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO RAISE IT WEDNESDAY.

BUT THE INCREASE. TO TEN DOLLARS AND TEN CENTS DOESN'T KICK IN UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

IT AFFECTS *ONLY* A FEW HUNDRED THOUSAND GOVERNNMENT WORKERS.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT WILL HELP BOOST THE ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE-SOTVO


"In the wealthiest nation on earth - nobody who works full time - should have to live in poverty."

THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO PRESSING CONGRESS. TO PASS BROADER LEGISLATION THAT WOULD APPLY TO ALL WORKERS. Return to index of stories...


CHINA EARTHQUAKE-OC VO


BRAND NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING. ABOUT THAT BIG EARTHQUAKE. WE FIRST BROKE TO YOU WEDNESDAY MORNING.

THE 7-POINT-3 MAGNITUDE QUAKE, HIT CHINA'S NORTHEAST. COLLAPSING 67 HOUSES AND DAMAGING MORE THAN A THOUSAND OTHERS.

NO CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BOMBER LATEST-OC VO


THE MAN WIDELY KNOWN AS THE BOSTON BOMBER. GET'S HIS DUE DATE IN COURT.

SUSPECT JOE-HAR TSARNAEV'S LAWYERS TRIED DELAYING THE TRIAL--

UNTIL SEPTEMBER OF NEXT YEAR.

THAT WAS DENIED.

INSTEAD IT WILL BE IN NOVEMBER.

THE 20-YEAR-OLD IS CHARGED WITH CARRYING OUT A TERRORIST ATTACK THAT KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND HURT MORE THAN 260.

PROSECUTORS WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY DRINKING GAME-OC NATVO


IT'S BECOMING A POPULAR.BUT DEADLY DRINKING GAME.

IT'S CALLED NEK-NOMINATION.

IT INVOLVES COMPETING WITH FRIENDS. TO SEE WHO CAN SPEED DRINK A LETHAL CONCOCTION OF ALCOHOL.

THE INGREDIENTS CAN INCLUDE. PROTEIN POWDER, URINE, LIVE FISH, ENGINE OIL.

PLAYERS NOMINATE TWO PEOPLE TO FACE OFF. THEN SHARE THE OUTCOME ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

SOME ARE DYING AFTER TAKING THE CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


FORECLOSURE RATES-OC


NEW NUMBERS SHOW LENDERS REPOSSESSED FEWER U.S. HOMES IN JANUARY.

BRINGING THE NUMBER OF COMPLETED FORECLOSURES DOWN TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN *SIX YEARS.

BANKS TOOK BACK MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND HOMES LAST MONTH.

A DROP OF 4 PERCENT FROM DECEMBER.

FORECLOSURES PEAKED IN 2010. AND HAVE BEEN DECLINING EVER SINCE. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE LOUSIANA-OC


THIS MORNING.

FOUR GAY MARRIED COUPLES, FILED A FEDERAL LAWSUIT. CHALLENGING LOUISIANA'S BAN AGAINST RECOGNIZING SAME-SEX MARRIAGES, PERFORMED LEGALLY IN OTHER STATES.

LOUISIANA WON'T RECOGNIZE BOTH MEMBERS OF A SAME-SEX UNION. AS PARENTS OF A CHILD BORN TO THEM, OR ADOPTED.

THE PARENTS SAY. IF THEIR CHILD HAS AN EMERGENCY. BOTH PARENTS NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED, BY HOSPITALS. Return to index of stories...


NO SWIPE AND SIGN CREDIT CARD-OC VO


IT WILL SOON BE THE END OF AN ERA FOR THE WAY YOU SHOP.

BEGINNING IN LATE 2015, YOU WILL NO LONGER NEED TO SWIPE YOUR CREDIT CARD.

INSTEAD, YOU'LL JUST INSERT YOUR CARD INTO A SLOT WHERE THE MACHINE WILL READ A MICRO-CHIP INSTEAD OF A MAGNETIC STRIPE.

YOU WILL STILL HAVE TO SIGN FOR YOUR PURCHASES UNTIL BANKS DETERMINE IF THEY WANT TO ENABLE PIN ACCESS TO THEIR CARDS. Return to index of stories...


CORVETTE SINKHOLE ON TAPE-CLIP VOTOPS


CAUGHT ON CAMERA. A SINKHOLE. THAT SWALLOWED SEVERAL PRIZED CARS.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY MORNING.IN A BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY MUSEUM.

THE FLOOR BUCKLES. AND MOMENTS LATER, A GOLD CORVETTE VANISHES.

EIGHT CARS ENDED UP IN THE SINKHOLE.

SINKHOLES ARE COMMON IN BOWLING GREEN. Return to index of stories...


COUPLES PLASTIC SURGERY-2SH VO


YOU ORDER DINNER FOR TWO. OR MAYBE EVEN A MASSAGE.

BUT WHAT ABOUT. PLASTIC SURGERY. FOR TWO?

WE'RE DISCOVERING THE EXTREME THINGS. THAT "DOING EVERYTHING TOGETHER" INCLUDES.

AND RIGHT NOW THERE'S A JUMP IN COUPLES GETTING FACELIFTS AT THE SAME TIME.

IT'S NOT A CHEAP DATE THOUGH.

A FULL FACELIFT RUNS 10-TO-12 THOUSAND BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


ANTI BULLY TATTOOS-OC SOTVO


MEN ARE LINING UP AT A TEXAS TATTOO PARLOR. TO GET MY LITTLE PONY TATTOOS.

"I heard the story, I'm a soon-to-be father. I couldn't help but come and help out the cause."

THEY'RE GETTING THE INK --

TO SUPPORT AN 11-YEAR OLD NORTH CAROLINA BOY --

WHO WAS BULLIED FOR SAYING, HE LIKED "MY LITTLE PONY."

THE BOY TRIED TO HANG HIMSELF, AND MAY HAVE BRAIN DAMAGE.

THE TATTOO PARLOR WILL DONATE THE MONEY THEY MAKE. FROM THE "MY LITTLE PONY" TATTOOS --

TO THE BOY'S FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


MAKE A WISH SURF DOG FL-OC VO


AND A FLORIDA TEEN SUFFERING FROM BRAIN CANCER.

HEADED TO CALIFORNIA TO MAKE HIS DREAM COME TRUE.

THROUGH MAKE-A-WISH. CALEB FLEW OUT TO DEL MAR DOG BEACH.

TO MEET RICHOCHET.

THE ONLY DOG IN THE WORLD WHO SWIMS WITH KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

THE ONE PLACE CALEB DOESN'T FEEL THE PAIN OR PRESSURE IN HIS HEAD.IS UNDER WATER.

IT WAS A SPECIAL SURFING AFTERNOON WITH A FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


GIVING YOU SOMETHING. YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON ABC7.

STRANGE FACTS. YOU NEVER KNEW.

1. THIS IS HOW SPERM WHALES SLEEP.

2. HOW DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES ARE TESTED.

3. HOW MARS WOULD LOOK, WITH WATER ON IT.

4. HOW ZOOLOGISTS WEIGH TINY BIRDS.

5. HOW AMAZON SHIPS BUBBLE WRAP.

6. HOW PINEAPPLES GROW. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A BRAVE MOM. AND CANCER SURIVOR. POSTED A PICTURE TO FACEBOOK.

SHE LOST 100 FRIENDS.

AND SAYS IT'S TOTALLY WORTH IT.

**WARNING. PICTURE IS GRAPHIC**

HAD A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. HYSTERECTOMY. TO SAVE HER LIFE.

WANTS FRIENDS TO KNOW ABOUT RISK.

AND IMPORTACE OF DOING SELF-CHECKS.

FRIENDS EVEN REPORTED HER TO FACEBOOK, CALLING IT PORN.

SHE STANDS BY IT. AND SAYS THE MESSAGE HAS ONE GOAL. TO SAVE LIVES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ONE MORE ON THE FGCU BANDWAGON. ESPECIALLY IF THAT ONE. IS MAGIC JOHNSON. DURING A STOP IN FORT MYERS TODAY. THE NBA LEGEND WAS SHOWING HIS LOVE FOR THE EAGLE BASKETBALL TEAM. AND IT WASN'T JUST IDLE CHIT-CHAT. MAGIC KNEW THE EAGLES WERE IN FIRST PLACE IN THE ASUN.

HE'S EXACTLY RIGHT. THE EAGLES ARE TIED WITH MERCER FOR THE THE TOP SPOT IN THE ASUN.

THE FELLAS HIT THE ROAD ON THURSDAY,. WHEN THEY FACE EAST TENNESSEE STATE.

AS BORING AS IT MAY SOUND. THE EAGLES ARE TAKING IT ONE PLAY AT A TIME. ONE GAME AT A TIME

NUMBER ONE SYRACUSE ON THE ROPES. AT PITT

DOWN 1. 4 SECONDS LEFT. NO PROBLEM. TYLER ENNIS STICKS THE 3 AT THE BUZZER.

THE CUSE REMAINS UNDEFEATED. THEY WIN 58-56

NOT A GOOD NIGHT TO BE A SOUTH FLORIDA BULL. TAKING ON UCONN

AIR-BALLING FREE-THROWS WAS JUST PART OF THE PROBLEM.

BULLS SCORED JUST 14 POINTS IN THE FIRST HALF. AND LOSE BY 43. UCONN ROLLS 83-40

TODAY SEVERAL OF THE PLAYERS. WERE GETTING A JUMPSTART ON THE SEASON. HOPING TO MAKE ANOTHER TITLE RUN.

ONE OF THOSE PLAYERS,.,. JACKIE BRADLEY JUNIOR. HE'S A MAN WITH BIG SHOES TO FILL. LOOKING TO START IN CENTER FIELD. TAKING OVER FOR JACOBY ELLSBURY WHO IS NOW WITH THE YANKEES. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". A BLOCKBUSTER DEAL IN THE CABLE

T-V INDUSTRY.

COMCAST IS BUYING TIME-WARNER CABLE.

THE 45-BILLION DOLLAR DEAL WOULD COMBINE THE COUNTRY'S TWO

LARGEST CABLE COMPANIES AND HAVE 30 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS.

CRITICS FEAR IT COULD MEAN HIGHER RATES FOR CONSUMERS.

HOME DEPOT IS HIRING MORE THAN 80-THOUSAND WORKERS FOR *ITS* BUSY SEASON:

SPRING AND SUMMER. AS THE WARM WEATHER BRINGS OUT THE DO- IT- YOURSELFERS.

AND THE HOUSING MARKET IMPROVES.

DOCTOR PEPPER IS TESTING VERSIONS OF ITS SODAS. USING ONLY *

NATURAL* SWEETENERS.

THE NATURAL VERSION WOULD HAVE ONLY 60 CALORIES A CAN.

THAT'S *HALF* THE CALORIES OF THE REGULAR VERSION.

AND A MAJOR INVESTMENT FIRM IS BETTING THAT PAULA DEEN IS READY FOR A

COMEBACK.

BACKERS ARE PUTTING UP CLOSE TO $100 MILLION TO HELP DEEN GET

BACK IN THE PUBLIC EYE.

THE SOUTHERN CHEF WAS DROPPED BY THE FOOD NETWORK AFTER SHE

ADMITTED SUING A RACIAL SLUR IN THE PAST.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY.

I'M JOHN MULLER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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 TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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SHIA LABEOUF ART INSTALLATION-2SH VO


FORMER DISNEY STAR AND ACTOR SHIA LABEOUF **LA-BUFF**. IS NOW AN ART INSTALLATION.

HE WAS RECENTLY SEEN.

SPORTING A PAPER BAG THAT READ "I'M NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" AT THE BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

NOW HE'S USING IT IN HIS GALLERY SHOW IN L-A.

IT'S CALLED "HASHTAG-I-AM-SORRY."

ACCORDING TO ACCOUNTS. VISITORS ENTER ONE AT A TIME, AND SELECT SOMETHING FROM A TABLE OF ITEMS CORRESPONDING TO HIS CAREER, LIKE A "TRANSFORMERS" TOY.

THEY THEN GET TO SPEND SOME ONE-ON-ONE TIME WITH THE ACTOR, WHO IS WEARING A TUX AND THE PAPER BAG. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) ESTERO TEACHER-VO-WIPE


A TEACHER FIRED. FOR MORE THAN TEACHING.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY THE FORMER FACULTY MEMBER DID. TO LOSE HIS JOB.

AND CREATE A BIG STIR. Return to index of stories...


HL2) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO-WIPE


PLUS. HE DOESN'T WANT THE VOTES RECOUNTED. HE WANTS THE VOTES. THORWN OUT.

JOHN SULLIVAN. GIVING UP HIS OLD FIGHT FOR MAYOR.WITH A NEW PLAN OF ACTION. Return to index of stories...


HL3) STRESS FREE MEALS-VO-WIPE


AND MOMS. SOMETIMES THERE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY.

IF THAT'S YOUR MOTTO. WE'VE GOT A NEW WAY TO HELP YOU FIND A FEW EXTRA MINUTES. TO EAT THAT HEALTHY MEAL YOU WANT TO MAKE. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP VOTOPS VO-POP


IT'S ONE OF FORT MYERS' BUSIEST ROADS. ESPECIALLY DURING SEASON.

BUT THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING. IT WAS ALSO THE SCENE OF A SHOOTING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US. IT WAS ACTUALLY A FIGHT BETWEEN A HUSBAND AND WIFE. THAT SPILLED OUT INTO THE STREETS.

THE WIFE CALLING HIM. ABUSIVE.

THIS MORNING. WE'RE GETTING THE LATEST DETAILS. WITH THIS ONGOING INVESTIGATION.

HELLO I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M CHANCE SEALES.

WITNESSES TELL ABC7. A TRUCK DRIVER, CUT OFF A SEDAN.

THEN BOTH SWERVED INTO A PARKING LOT NEAR GRACE AVENUE.

THAT'S WHEN SOMEONE IN THE SEDAN PULLED OUT A GUN AND OPENED FIRE. ON THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VOTOPS


OFFICERS FOUND THE CAR AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON BROADWAY. AND TOOK THREE PEOPLE INTO CUSTODY.

THREE MEN FACE MULTIPLE WEAPON CHARGES RIGHT NOW.

THE HUSBAND WAS IN A CAR CHASING THE WIFE. WHO WAS DRIVING WITH TWO FRIENDS IN THE PICK UP TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER-CLIP 2SH-POP VO


ANOTHER BIG STORY.

WE'RE GETTING ALL NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING.

PARENTS OF A SOPHOMORE GIRL SAY THEY'RE SHOCKED. AFTER FINDING OUT. WHAT WAS HAPPENING BETWEEN A TEACHER. AND THEIR DAUGHTER.

STUDENTS SAY A MALE TEACHER. WAS SLEEPING WITH A STUDENT. AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

AN INCIDENT REPORT FROM FRIDAY, SUGGESTS IT ALL HAPPENED OFF CAMPUS.

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN EVERYONE WAS KEPT IN THE DARK. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER WHAT STUDENTS SAY-SOTVO


Aubrey Windham, Junior it's like awkward, like ppl feel like its uncomfortable bc of who he is. 19:57:34

THIS MORNING WE'RE NOT NAMING THE TEEN. BECAUSE SHE IS UNDER AGE.

SO FAR. NO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE, FOR THE TEACHER.

HE WAS LET GO MONDAY,

AFTER A LEE COUNTY DETECTIVE, PAID A VISIT TO THE SCHOOL LAST FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


FL EXECUTION-CLIP VOTOPS


A MAN CONVICTED FOR THE RAPE AND MURDER OF A 9-YEAR OLD BOY. IS NO LONGER ALIVE.

JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ RECEIVED A LETHAL INJECTION AT FLORIDA STATE PRISON AROUND 8 WEDNESDAY NIGHT

CHAVEZ.KIDNAPPED 9-YEAR OLD JIMMY RYCE WHEN THE BOY GOT OFF A SCHOOL BUS IN 19-95.

ACCORDING TO TRIAL TESTIMONY. CHAVEZ.RAPED THE BOY, SHOT HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO ESCAPE. THEN DISMEMBERED HIS BODY.

JIMMY RYCE'S PARENTS CONTINUE TO WORK TO IMPROVE POLICE PROCEDURES IN MISSING CHILD CASES. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-OC VO


THIS MORNING. A JACKSONVILLE JURY STILL DELIBERATES. ABOUT A FLORIDA TRIAL TOPPING NATIONAL HEADLINES.

THEY TALKED LATE INTO THE NIGHT. ON WHETHER TO CONVICT MICHAEL DUNN. OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE. AFTER SHOOTING AND KILLING A 17-YEAR-OLD. WHO WAS *NOT ARMED.

THE FIGHT BROKE OUT. OVER THE TEEN'S LOUD MUSIC.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT THE JURY DECIDES.

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MORETZ TRIAL-OC VO


WE'RE ALSO KEEPING TABS ON THE MURDER TRIAL OF JEFFERY MORETZ.

EMOTIONS RAN HIGH DURING OPENING STATEMENTS WEDNESDAY. MORETZ. EVEN CRYING.

THE DEFENSE SAYS HIS WIFE CHRISTINE. WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A CO-WORKER --

AND HE KILLED HER.WHILE SHE WAS VISITING A FRIEND AT PHYSICIANS' REGIONAL HOSPITAL.

HE SAYS IT WAS IN A FIT OF PASSION.

THE JUDGE DECIDED TO ALLOW ARGUMENTS ON THE AFFAIR.

IF CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER MORETZ FACES A MAXIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

IF HE'S CONVICTED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER. HE FACES LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


WRONG WAY DRIVER-OC NATVO


TODAY WE'RE HEARING THE 9-1-1 CALL. MADE AS A MAN BARRELLED DOWN I-275 NEAR TAMPA. GOING THE WRONG WAY.

nats 911 call. Driver going wrong way

IN THE CALL. WE LEARN THE DRIVER STOPS AT ONE POINT.

THEN SPEEDS OFF AGAIN.

HE ENDED UP CRASHING HEAD ON. WITH A CAR WITH FOUR YOUNG MEN, INSIDE.

THE CRASH KILLED THAT DRIVER AND THE COLLEGE STUDENTS.

ONE WAS A CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD.

JIM ILIAS WAS LAID TO REST TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


METH BUST FIRST APPEARANCE-OC SS VO


A MAN AND WOMAN. WHO OFFICERS SAY COOKED METH. IN A POPULAR FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD. APPEARED IN COURT.

VICTORIA BOYD AND STEVEN KNITE ARE CHARGED WITH MAKING METH IN A HOUSE OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND SYRINGES AND MATERIALS USED TO MAKE METH.

NEIGHBORS TELL US. *KNITE* LIVED THERE WITH HIS FAMILY.

THEY SAY THEY ALL MOVED AWAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

BUT NOTICED HIM BACK LAST WEEK.

BOTH KNITE AND BOYD ARE FROM OKLAHOMA AND FACE SEVERAL CHARGES IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TRAPPED ON COASTER-OC VO


THE WORST RIDE OF YOUR LIFE.

THAT'S PROBABLY HOW SOME PEOPLE. WOULD EXPLAIN THEIR TRIP TO BUSCH GARDENS.

IN TAMPA. 16 PEOPLE GOT STUCK ON THE "CHEETAH HUNT" ROLLER COASTER, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WHEN THE RIDE SUDDENLY STOPPED, BEFORE THE FIRST BIG HILL.

FIREFIGTHERS DID RESCUE ALL 16 SAFELY.

AFTER THREE AND A HALF HOURS OF DANGLING. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS LOOK AHEAD :SKATING, SKIING AND HOCKEY-2S


TODAY IN SOCHI.

THE MEN TAKE THE ICE IN FIGURE SKATING. WITH TWO AMERICANS COMPETING FOR A PLACE ON THE PODIUM.

SO DOES ONE U-S ATHLETE.

IN MEN'S FREESTYLE SKIING SLOPESTYLE.

THIS IS THE FIRST OLYMPIC GAMES. FOR YOUNG AMERICAN NICHOLAS GOEPPER.

IN WOMEN'S SPEED SKATING. TWO WOMEN WILL COMPETE.

AND MEN'S HOCKEY FINALLY DROPS THE PUCK.

TEAM USA HITS THE ICE WITH THEIR FIRST GAME AGAINST SLOVAKIA.

THE U.S. LOOKS TO GET BACK TO THE GOLD MEDAL GAME.

AND IMPROVE ON THEIR SILVER FROM VANCOUVER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-OC VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING WE'RE WAITING ON A RULING. AFTER FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN ASKED TO THROW OUT NOVEMBER'S ELECTION RESULTS.

IN COURT HE DROPPED HIS GOAL FOR A RE-COUNT.

INSTEAD HIS ATTORNEY WANTS A NEW ELECTION.

HIS TEAM CLAIMS THE ELECTION DIDN'T FOLLOW STATE RULES.

THEY SAY NON-RESIDENTS VOTED AND VOTERS GOT TURNED AWAY FROM POLLING SITES.

MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI WON BY 121 VOTES.

SULLIVAN WENT ON THE STAND WEDNESDAY. FACING TOUGH QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-SOTVO


TAKE SOT - TAKE FROM NBC TZ SOUND

John Sullivan, Former Cape Coral Mayor

"Attorney: so this is just to satisfy your ego? No, it's got nothing to do with my ego like I stand I think the people of Cape Coral didn't trust the results of the election."

SAWICKI'S ATTORNEY ASKED THE JUDGE TO DISMISS THE SUIT.

THE JUDGE RESERVED HER RULING.

THIS FIGHT IS COSTING TAXPAYERS. RIGHT NOW THE BILL IS CLOSE TO 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-OC VO-WIPE


STRONG STORMS COULD MEAN MORE RED DRIFT ALGAE ON OUR BEACHES

THIS IS WHAT WASHED UP ON LEE AND COLLIER BEACHES AFTER SEVERE WEATHER LAST MONTH.

AND SCIENTISTS SAY OUR WET WEATHER RIGHT NOW COULD BRING IT BACK AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO


Rick Batterlson

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

55:46-55:54

The drag induced by the wave motion will dislodge the algae and they will start floating away

SCIENTISTS SAY THE RED DRIFT ALGAE WON'T HURT YOU.

BUT IT CAN BRING AN OVERWHELMING STENCH TO PEOPLE ON THE BEACH.

SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IT'S TIED TO THE FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


DO YOU WORK WEIRD HOURS

WE DO

ALWAYS HUNGRY

HOW DO YOU NOT GAIN WEIGHT?

TRUTH IS IT'S NOT WHEN YOU EAT. IT'S WHAT YOU EAT

EXPERTS SAY PLAN AHEAD.

BEST SNACKS:

-PLAIN GREEK LOW FAT YOGURT AND FRESH FRUIT.PROTEIN AND FIBER

-A CUP OF BEAN SOUP

-A SHOT GLASS FULL OF ALMONDS OR CASHEWS --EXACTLY ONE ONCE

-RAW VEGGIES AND HUMMUS.

-IF YOU'RE ON THE GO. A KIND BAR --HIGH IN FIBER AND PROTEIN LOW IN FAT

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630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


IT'S A BIG DECISION.

YOU'VE GOT A GREAT JOB.FRIENDS. BUT NO MAN

AND YOU'RE GETTING OLDER

DO YOU FREEZE YOUR EGGS?

A LOT MORE WOMEN DOING IT.

KARINA SMIRNOFF FROM DANCING WITH THE STARS

SPEAKING OUT ABOUT FREEZING EGGS

WANTS A BACK UP PLAN

IT'S EXPENSIVE --$10,000 AT LEAST

DOES IT REALLY WORK

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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.

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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NAPLES FIRE GROUNDBREAKING-OC


A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY. STARTS AT 1:30 TODAY. FOR THE NORTH NAPLES FIRE STATION 48.

THE PROPERTY ON LIVINGSTON ROAD, WAS PURCHASED IN 2001. BUT SAT EMPTY.

THE 4 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT, SHOULD BE FINISHED LATE THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SH-POP


RIGHT NOW. BRAND NEW DETAILS PIECE TOGETHER THE STORY. AFTER SHOTS RANG OUT ON US-41 DURING RUSH HOUR.

THREE PEOPLE ARE FACING CHARGES. AFTER A FIGHT BETWEEN A HUSBAND AND WIFE WENT TO EXTREME LENGTHS. PUTTING THE COMMUNITY IN DANGER.

ABC-7S SAM SWEENEY JOINS US LIVE. WHO JUST SPOKE WITH THE SERGEANT.

SAM. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


BRAND NEW DEVELOPMENTS. IN A DRIVE BY SHOOTING ON US 41 DURING THE BUSY RUSH HOUR COMMUTE.

WE JUST LEARNED THAT A WIFE JUMPED IN A CAR WITH FRIENDS. TRYING TO ESCAPE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND.

HER HUSBAND CHASED AFTER AND BEGAN RAMMING THE CAR. AND THEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.

THREE PEOPLE ARE NOW FACING WEAPON CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-SS


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LIVE SHOT-LIVE


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STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


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.

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


CHICK FIL A NO ANTIBIOTICS-OC VO


NO MORE CHICKEN WITH ANTIBIOTICS. THAT'S THE NEW DIRECTION CHICK-FIL-A IS TAKING

THE POPULAR CHAIN. BASED IN ATLANTA SAYS THEY'RE ALREADY PARTNERING WITH SUPPLIERS TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN DELIVER ON THEIR PROMISE OF NO ANTIBIOTICS.

THE COMPANY SAID THAT THE CONVERSION TO ANTIBIOTIC-FREE CHICKEN CONTINUES THEIR LONG TRADITION OF USING THE HIGHEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


STRESS FREE MEALS-OC VO


SOMETIMES WE WANT TO EAT RIGHT. BUT CAN'T FIND THE TIME TO COOK.

PREPARING HEALTHY DINNERS AHEAD OF TIME. IS THE KEY.

"BATCH COOKING". IS WHERE YOU SPEND A COUPLE HOURS ON THE WEEKEND. TO PACKAGE INDIVIDUAL MEALS. TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

BEFORE YOU RUSH OFF TO WORK. POP THE MEAL IN A CROCK POT. AND BY THE TIME YOU GET HOME, DINNER IS READY. Return to index of stories...


YEUNGLING SELLING ICE CREAM-OC VO


AFTER A NEARLY 30-YEAR HIATUS. YUENGLING WILL SELL ICE CREAM AGAIN.

THAT'S RIGHT. THE COMPANY BEST KNOWN FOR BEER ACTUALLY SOLD ICE CREAM.

THEY STARTED MAKING AND SELLING ICE CREAM TO SURVIVE THE PROHIBITION IN THE 1920S.

THEY STOPPED PRODUCTION IN THE 80S. Return to index of stories...


PAULA DEEN MAKES COMEBACK-2SHOT VO


PAULA DEEN IS MAKING A COMEBACK.

SHE'S CREATED A NEW COMPANY THAT'S SHOWCASING HER SOUTHERN STYLE COOKIN.'

SHE CALLS IT "PAULA DEEN VENTURES."

NOT EVEN A YEAR HAS PASSED. SINCE SHE LOST HER TV CONTRACT. AND MANY SPONSORS OVER A RACIAL SLUR.

HER NEW COMPANY INCLUDES RESTAURANTS, CRUISES, COOKBOOKS AND OTHER DEEN PRODUCTS. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER-2SHOT VO


AND SOME BIG TV NEWS THIS MORNING.

COMCAST STRUCK THE DEAL. TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE.

C-N-B-C SOURCES SAY IT'S AN. *ALL* STOCK DEAL. WORTH 159 DOLLARS PER TIME WARNER CABLE SHARE. OR 44 BILLION DOLLARS.

THE MERGER WOULD UNITE. THE BIGGEST AND SECOND LARGEST CABLE TV OPERATORS. IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


ONLY ON ABC7. THE MORE YOU KNOW.

WEIRD FACTS, TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS TODAY.

7. HOW GOOGLE DOES STREET VIEW, IN ARCTIC.

8. OUR VIEW, IF SATURN WAS AS CLOSE, AS THE MOON.

9. HOW SNOW IS CLEARED OFF THE TRACKS.

10. HOW WOOD CHIPS ARE UNLOADED.

11. ALLIGATOR WITH PROSTHETIC TAIL.

12. HOW TO BURY A PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC COUPLE. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


THE WORLD IS WATCHING SOCHI.

AND AMY ROBACH,

IS GMA'S LUCKY LADY. SPENDING HER TIME AT THE GAMES.

IF YOU WATCH HER TWITTER FEED. YOU GET TO SEE BEHIND THE SCENES.

SHE TWEETED A FAN, BECAUSE IT WAS WARM.

THE NEXT DAY. FEET PROPPED UP. PANTS ROLLED UP.

SAID IT'S SO WARM!

SHE ALSO WENT OUT SKIING.

NEXT UP ON *GMA.

CHECKING LIVE ON RUSSIA.

AND THE CRAZY WINTER STORM, IN THE U.S. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. A BIG CHANGE COMING FOR WINDOWS USERS.

SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS X-P ENDS APRIL EIGHTH. SO SHOULD YOU UPGRADE TO

WINDOWS EIGHT OR EIGHT-POINT-ONE?

U-S-A TODAY'S ED BAIG WEIGHS IN.

"You are vulnerable, potentially, to viruses, to malware, to theft of

personal information, and just the system crashes that seem to be inevitaBle

."

FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE, BAIG SUGGESTS LOOKING FOR

A COMPUTER THAT RUNS WINDOWS SEVEN.

HI-TECH FITNESS BRACELETS ARE EXPECTED TO GROW IN POPULARITY THIS YEAR.

A NEW REPORT ESTIMATES THAT SEVENTEEN MILLION OF THE HI-TECH

DEVICES WILL BE SOLD WORLDWIDE IN 2014.

AND HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR ALL OF YOU "FLAPPYBIRD" ADDICTS.

SESAME STREET IS LAUNCHING ITS OWN TAKE ON HUGELY POPULAR GAME.

. CALLED "FLAPPY BERT". FEATURING THE YELLOW MUPPET HIMSELF.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M MARCI GONZALEZ. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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 TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


GUY SHIRTLESS IN SNOW-2SHOT VO


THE WEATHER HAS BEEN MISERABLE, FOR MANY SOUTHERNERS. NOT USED TO THE SNOW. AND COLD TEMPS.

GEORGIA HAS BEEN HIT HARD RECENTLY. OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

BUT IT'S NOT BREAKING EVERYONE'S SPIRIT.

OR AT LEAST NOT THIS GUY.

SOMEONE SNAPPED A PICTURE. OF THIS MAN IN AUGUSTA, ON WEDNESDAY.

GOING FOR A SHIRTLESS BIKE RIDE. THROUGH THE SNOW.

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SOCHI FROM SPACE-2SHOT VO


ANOTHER FUN PICTURE TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MORNING.

THIS ONE. COMING FROM SPACE!

NASA POSTED A NEW PICTURE. OF SOCHI FROM SPACE.

A CREW MEMBER ON THE ISS SNAPPED IT.

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BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) SHOTS FIRED US 41-VOTOPS SS


BRAND NEW DEVELOPMENTS. IN A DRIVE BY SHOOTING ON US 41 DURING THE BUSY RUSH HOUR COMMUTE.

WE JUST LEARNED THAT A WIFE JUMPED IN A CAR WITH FRIENDS.

TRYING TO ESCAPE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND.

HER HUSBAND CHASED AFTER AND BEGAN RAMMING THE CAR. AND THEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.

THREE PEOPLE ARE NOW FACING WEAPON CHARGES. TWO OF THE MEN ARRESTED ARE RIGHT HERE ON YOUR SCREEN. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) TEACHER LET GO-VOTOPS-WIPE


PARENTS OF A SOPHOMORE GIRL SAY THEY'RE SHOCKED. AFTER FINDING OUT. WHAT WAS HAPPENING BETWEEN A TEACHER. AND THEIR DAUGHTER.

STUDENTS SAY A MALE TEACHER. WAS SLEEPING WITH THAT STUDENT. FROM ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

AN INCIDENT REPORT FROM FRIDAY, SUGGESTS IT ALL HAPPENED OFF CAMPUS.

THE TEACHER WAS LET GO MONDAY. SO FAR HE HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE


A JACKSONVILLE JURY WILL STILL DELIBERATE. ABOUT A FLORIDA TRIAL TOPPING NATIONAL HEADLINES.

THEY'RE DECIDING WHETHER TO CONVICT MICHAEL DUNN. OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE. AFTER SHOOTING AND KILLING A 17-YEAR-OLD. WHO WAS *NOT ARMED.

THE FIGHT BROKE OUT. OVER THE TEEN'S LOUD MUSIC. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE MURDER TRIAL OF JEFFERY MORETZ. ALSO CONTINUES THIS MORNING. FOLLOWING AN EMOTIONAL START WITH OPENING STATEMENTS.

THE DEFENSE SAYS HIS WIFE CHRISTINE. WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH A CO-WORKER --

AND HE KILLED HER.WHILE SHE WAS VISITING A FRIEND AT PHYSICIANS' REGIONAL HOSPITAL.

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TS 5)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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FINAL WEATHER


AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


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