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DIRECTORS PAGE PARASAILING BILL-SOTVO
HEADLINES------------- NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL1) TEACHER INVESTIGATION-trxSOTVO TEASE ONE------------
HL2) PREGNANCY AND BLOOD CLOTS-trxVOTOPS TZ1 A FL SEX OFFENDER STING-VOTOPS
HL3) FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-trx votops TZ1 B GIRL DRIVES INTO DMV-VOTOPS
HL4) SEX OFFENDERS-trxVOTOPS STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
COLD BLAST-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL FORECAST-WXWALL
BIG STORY-CLIP FL SEX OFFENDER STING-TCMON
TEACHER INVESTIGATION-BNC SS VO WIPE FL SEX OFFENDER STING-PKG
TEACHER INVESTIGATION-SOTVO PREGNANCY AND BLOOD CLOTS-POP VO
US 41 SHOOTING-OTS SS VO KID DRIVES INTO DMV-VOTOPS
WINTER WEATHER VIDS-trx VOTOPS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-INTRO TEASE TWO------------
FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-LIVEU1-MITTO TZ2 A BARBIE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-VO WIPE
FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-PKG TZ 2 B) RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES STANDUP-SOT
FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-LIVEU1-RTR1 SMART SHOPPER RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES-TCMON
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-SOTVOTOP SMART SHOPPER RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES-PKG
SIMS TRIAL-VOWIPE SMART SHOPPER RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES-TCMON
SIMS TRIAL-SOTTOP GM RECALL-OTS VO
RED ALGAE-VO IN TCMON BARBIE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-OC SS OC
RED ALGAE-LLPKG NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
JEFF MORETZ TRIAL-OTS VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
JEFF MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO TZ3 A FIGHT ON TAPE-SOTVO
CAPE CAR CRASH-OC SS OC TZ3 B LEE TEACHER OF THE YEAR-NATSVO
PARASAILING BILL-OC VO WIPE TZ3 C COMCAST MERGER-VO


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20:02:02 I am not naive to think it doesn't

happen here, but I don't want it to happen at my daughter's school.

20:02:11

NEW AT 5-

PARENTS REACT AFTER A TEACHER IS FIRED- ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST.

PLUS --

PREGNANCY AND BLOOD CLOTS!

WHY DOCTORS SAY THE RISK TO WOMEN --

MAY LAST MONTHS AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN.

DOZENS OF DELAYS IN AND OUT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL--

THE NUMBER OF CANCELLED FLIGHTS TRIPLED SINCE YESTERDAY.

ABC 7 IS LIVE AT RSW.

AND IT'S CALLED OPERATION "BE MINE" --

BUT IT'S NOT ROMANTIC.

NEARLY A DOZEN FLORIDA MEN BUSTED TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN.

NOW AT 5--

THE DISNEY WORKERS INVOLVED--

AND HOW A HAPPY MEAL PLAYED A PART IN THE BUST!

IT'S A MUST-SEE STORY FOR MOMS AND DADS --

ON THE NEWS AT 5 --

WHICH STARTS NOW!. Return to index of stories...


HL1) TEACHER INVESTIGATION-trxSOTVO


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HL2) PREGNANCY AND BLOOD CLOTS-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-trx votops


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HL4) SEX OFFENDERS-trxVOTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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TEACHER INVESTIGATION-BNC SS VO WIPE


ABC-7 HAS LEARNED THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

IS INVESTIGATING A LEE COUNTY TEACHER RELEASED EARLIER THIS WEEK.

DOMENIC FRANK TAUGHT FRENCH AND SPANISH AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

STUDENTS TELL US HE WAS HAVING SEX WITH A SOPHOMORE STUDENT.

THE DISTRICT RELEASED FRANK MONDAY WITHOUT SAYING WHY. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Cody Long, Junior

20:09:20 of course, it comes with the job, you should be expected not

to have a relationship with your students

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING INTO THE SITUATION AS WELL.

SO FAR FRANK HASN'T BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


US 41 SHOOTING-OTS SS VO


OUR OUR BIG STORY --

THREE MEN NOW FACE CHARGES --

AFTER THAT WILD DRIVE-BY SHOOTING WEDNESDAY IN FORT MYERS.

KYLE IRVIN, RODDRICK PASLEY, AND CRAIG SPURLOCK ARE ALL UNDER ARREST.

EACH FACES A CHARGE OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT --

AND A FEW OTHER CHARGES.

THESE BULLETS FLEW ON U-S 41 --

JUST SOUTH OF LEE MEMORIAL.

SO A BUSY ROAD.

NEAR BOTH HOUSES AND BUSINESSES.

YOU COULD HAVE BEEN SHOPPING.

YOU COULD HAVE BEEN TAKING YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL.

SO WHY DID IT HAPPEN?

OFFICERS IT WAS A MARITAL FEUD.

A WOMAN WAS TRYING TO LEAVE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND --

AND HE WAS MAD. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER VIDS-trx VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS- SNOW BURIED CARS IN VIRGINIA.

10 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN PARTS OF WESTERN VIRGINA.

WINTER STORM WATCHES, WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR 19 STATES. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-INTRO


HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WE ARE FEELING THE PAIN, TOO.

DOZENS OF FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED.

IN FACT - THE NUMBER TRIPLED OVERNIGHT AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

ABC 7'S HOLLIE HOJECK IS LIVE FROM R-S-W WITH THE TRAVEL HEADACHES.

HOLLIE - WHAT ARE PASSENGERS DOING RIGHT NOW? Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-LIVEU1-MITTO


JET BLUE HAS ALREADY CANCELLED FLIGHTS FOR TOMORROW.

THAT'S ON TOP OF NEARLY HALF ITS FLIGHTS TODAY.

THE CARRIER IS DOING IT SO PEOPLE DON'T END UP STRANDED.

BUT WE STILL FOUND PEOPLE WHO ARE--

GIVE YOU A LOOK AT THE FLIGHT BOARDS RIGHT NOW AT R-S-W.

AD LIB

AS YOU CAN SEE CANCELLATIONS ALL ACROSS THE BOARD

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FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-PKG


AT THIS HOUR 70 FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF R-S-W ARE CANCELLED.

AND TRAVEL IS ONLY GETTING WORSE.

26 FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED **YESTERDAY--

AS THE STORM MOVES FARTHER NORTH -- WE FOUND PASSENGERS ARE SURPRISED THEY'RE STRANDED **HERE.

Drew Pranger, Cancelled Flight

:29:35 i thought aaah I'm going to Florida, normally you dont think

about rerouting yourself to Chicago-to fly. Normally its- I'm going to

Charlotte it's fine- but you know, it is what it is.

:09

Jack Luby, Millbury Massachusettes

:04:15 you just know that the weathers not bad here-- so you expect to

be able to get out of here, and maybe go to a troubled area- but

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FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-LIVEU1-RTR1


AIRPORTS LIKE ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE ARE NOT USED TO THESE TYPES OF STORMS --

AND THAT IS WHERE THE BOTTLE NECKS ARE HAPPENING.

A GREAT TOOL TO CHECK OUT IF YOU ARE TRAVELING- "FLIGHT AWARE" WHICH

IS A LIVE LOOK AT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS-- WE HAVE A LINK ON OUR

WEBSITE AT ABC-7.COM

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LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-SOTVOTOP


NATS NO JUSTICE NO PEACE

PROTESTORS LINED THE COURTHOUSE IN JACKSONVILLE TODAY --

ASKING FOR MICHAEL DUNN TO BE FOUND GUILTY OR MURDER.

HE'S THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING TEENAGER JORDAN DAVIS --

AFTER THEY ARUGED IN A PARKING LOT OVER LOUD MUSIC.

PROTESTORS CHANTED THINGS LIKE --

"MURDER IS A CRIME-HE SHOULD DO THE TIME."

AND TONIGHT --

THE JURY IS STILL DELIBERATING --

24 HOURS AFTER THEY STARTED.

DUNN CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE --

ALTHOUGH DAVIS DID NOT HAVE A GUN.

STAY WITH ABC-7.

WE'LL BRING YOU THE VERDICT AS SOON AS IT COMES DOWN. Return to index of stories...


SIMS TRIAL-VOWIPE


A COLD CASE SAGA DECADES IN THE MAKING IS FINALLY OVER -- AFTER ONE FINAL TWIST.

TODAY -- JAMES SIMS CONFESSED TO GUNNING DOWN ROY RADABAUGH IN 19-81.

THE KILLING HAPPENED OUTSIDE THE FORT MYERS STRIP CLUB THAT'S NOW KNOWN AS SCARLETT'S.

SIMS ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL JUST AS A JURY WAS SET TO START DELIBERATING IN HIS NEW TRIAL.

IN 20-11 A JURY CONVICTED HIM.

THAT WAS THROWN OUT AFTER SIMS WAS EXCLUDED FROM A DISCUSSION ABOUT HIS ATTORNEY'S BEHAVIOR.

TONIGHT THE VICTIM'S DAUGHTERS HAVE CLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


SIMS TRIAL-SOTTOP


i think it has been an absence they have very much felt and because mr sims was at large they could never put it behind them.

SIMS WENT ON THE RUN FOR THREE DECADES AND ASSUMED THE IDENTITY OF A DEAD MAN.

OFFICERS FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND ARRESTED HIM IN 2010 IN CALIFORNIA.

A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO ELEVEN YEARS IN PRISON AND GAVE HIM CREDIT FOR NEARLY FOUR YEARS SERVED. Return to index of stories...


RED ALGAE-VO IN TCMON


THIS MAY SPOIL YOUR ROMANTIC VALENTINE'S DAY BEACH WEEKEND.

THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO PUSH MORE UNSIGHTLY RED-DRIFT ALGAE --

ONTO LEE COUNTY SAND THROUGH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

TONIGHT --

ABC7'S GEORGE SOLIS FOUND OUT JUST HOW BAD ITS SUPPOSED TO GET! Return to index of stories...


RED ALGAE-LLPKG


IT'S NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS IT WAS A MONTH AGO HERE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

BUT ALREADY YOU CAN SEE CHUNKS OF THE ALGAE HITTING THE SHORE.

MANY SEASONAL RESIDENTS I'VE SPOKEN WITH TONIGHT SAY THEY'RE PREPARED TO DEAL WITH IT.

TAKE PKG:

"We are having a great time!" Vedmore

SEASONAL RESIDENT DIANE VEDMORE SAYS HAS SHE LITTLE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.

"Even though it's windy, there's always something to do, on the beach we're finding these gorgeous shells!" Vedmore

BUT IT'S AN ACTIVITY THAT COULD BE SHORT-LIVED.

SCIENTISTS EXPECT THE COMBINATION OF LOOMING STORMS SYSTEMS AND WINDS PUSHING TOWARD THE COASTLINE TO PUSH MORE RED DRIFT ALGAE ONTO BEACH SHORES

"I expect there to be more stranding events and the frequency of those stranding events is probably once every two weeks."

Dr. Eric Mildbrandt, SCCF Marine Lab Dir.

RESEARCHERS ARE THE SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION ARE FOUNDATION ARE STUDYING THE GROWTH AND BELIEVE THE ALGAE IS TIED TO THE LAKE O FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAST SUMMER.

"It's a very patchy phenomena so most times you'll find it washed up on one beach but if you just go down the road a mile there may not be any." Milbrandt

OTHERS THAT HAVE ENCOUNTERED THE ALGAE HAVE THEIR CONCERNS.

"The last few days we did have periods where we walked and there was a lot of algae here and it smelled." Jim Handley, Wisconsin

BUT THEY HOLD THEIR HEADS UP HIGH HOPING ITS A SHORT-LIVED PROBLEM.

"It doesn't bother me either, I mean we love to walk on the beach." VEDMORE SAYS SHE'S ALGAE OR NOT SHE'S COMMITTED TO MAKING THE MOST OF HER TIME ON THE BEACH

"You're going to have to have that because that's how things cycle its not a big thing nothing's going to stop me I'm retired I'm going to have good time no matter what' Vedmore

TAKE GEORGE:

OTHER THAN THE SMELL THE ALGAE WONT' HURT YOU.

SCIENTISTS SAY THERE REALLY IS NO ONE PLACE THE ALGAE BUILDS UP MOST

SO FINDING THE RIGHT PLACE MAY JUST SOME EXTRA TIME

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JEFF MORETZ TRIAL-OTS VO WIPE


ABC7 TAKES YOU INSIDE THE COURTROOM TONIGHT FOR DAY TWO OF A HIGH PROFILE MURDER TRIAL IN COLLIER.

PROSECUTORS SAY JEFFREY MORETZ SHOT AND KILLED HIS WIFE, CHRISTINE, IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL IN NAPLES.

TODAY WITNESSES TOOK THE STAND FOR THE PROSECUTION.

THE MOST NOTABLE IS ONE OF CHRISTINE'S FORMER CO-WORKERS.

HE VISITED HER IN THE HOSPITAL THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING.

HE SAYS HE WAS TALKING TO CHRISTINE WHEN MORETZ *CALMLY* WALKED IN AND STARTED ARGUING WITH CHRISTINE.

HE CALLED FOR SECURITY.

BEFORE SECURITY COULD GET TO THE ROOM - HE SAYS MORETZ PULLED A PISTOL AND KILLED HER. Return to index of stories...


JEFF MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

Michael Camuglia/State Witness/39:18 "Christine was trying to take the conversation outside and then he made a comment to the effect that it was going to end today.and that he was going to finish.finish it now."

MORETZ IS HOPING FOR A MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION.

THAT WOULD MEAN A MAXIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

HE FACES LIFE IF CONVICTED ON SECOND DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAR CRASH-OC SS OC


DEL PRADO BOULEVARD IS OPEN TONIGHT IN THE CAPE --

AFTER A CRASH THIS MORNING BLOCKED SOME LANES.

THIS S-U-V PRACTICALLY ENDED UP ON TOP OF THIS CAR.

IT HAPPENED IN FRONT OF THE WAL-MART ON DEL-PRADO.

NOBODY GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING BILL-OC VO WIPE


A STATE SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVED A BILL THAT WOULD PLACE ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS ON THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY.

THAT'S AFTER A HIGH-PROFILE ACCIDENT LAST YEAR IN PANAMA CITY THAT SEVERELY INJURED TWO TEEN GIRLS.

ONE OF THEM ASKED LAWMAKERS TO APPROVE THE BILL.

IT WOULD PROHIBIT PARASAILING OPERATIONS WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 20 MILES PER HOUR OR HIGHER OR WHEN LIGHTNING STORMS ARE WITHIN SEVEN MILES. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING BILL-SOTVO


Sot: Alexis Fairchild, Injured in Parasailing Accident

"I just remember feeling this jolt through my hold body. I don't remember hearing anything. I just remember feeling it in my body and just knowing that it just snapped. I remember we were screaming…."

Sot: State Sen. Maria Sachs, D- Palm Beach County

"When you see those storm clouds coming up, and those two young girls slammed against buildings and balconies, and then going up against power lines and finally landing against on an SUV, you think why is this happening?"

FROM 2001 THROUGH OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR -- THERE WERE 21 REPORTED PARASAILING INCIDENTS IN THE STATE.

THEY KILLED SIX PEOPLE AND INJURED 23 MORE.

NEARLY HALF WERE DUE TO WIND. Return to index of stories...


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


CONDOMS AND A HAPPY MEAL.

THE FLORIDA SEX BUST.

WHAT ELSE OFFICERS FOUND ON THE MEN THEY SAY TRIED TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN **AND** WHERE SOME OF THEM WORK!

LOOK AT THIS -

RIGHT INTO THE D-M-V.

THAT'S NO ADULT BEHIND THE WHEEL.

THE 10-YEAR-OLD DRIVER AND WHAT OFFICERS DID TO HER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A FL SEX OFFENDER STING-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B GIRL DRIVES INTO DMV-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


COOL END TO THE WORK WEEK

After a stormy Wednesday, cooler air rushed in across Southwest Florida Friday, with highs only in the upper 60s. Skies will clear this evening and temps fall quickly into the 50s. Expect a very chilly overnight, with lows in the mid 40s in urban corridor and low 40s inland.

More cool air is expected Friday. We'll see a heavy dose of sun, but a sea breeze will develop that will hold temps in the upper 60s and low 70s. Most beach locations will only climb into the mid and upper 60s. Another cool overnight is expected, with lows in the mid 50s.

We start the weekend on a sun-filled and pleasant note, with high back in the mid 70s. A reinforcing cool front will work through the area, but it will only create a few clouds across the area. It will cold Saturday Night, with lows falling into the upper 40s.

Despite the cool front Saturday, the warmup continues into Sunday. We'll see clear skies all day, with highs in the upper 70s.

More warmth arrives to start next week, with highs back in the low 80s Monday. Temps on Tuesday will also climb into the low 80s.

A few more clouds will be possible midweek next week, with highs in the mid 80s. No major weather system is expected to impact the area over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


FL SEX OFFENDER STING-TCMON


MOMS AND DADS --

THESE ARE THE GUYS YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.

22 ARRESTED IN A FLORIDA SEX STING.

CONDOMS- RUBBER GLOVES- DRUGS- AND A HAPPY MEAL.

JUST SOME OF WHAT THEY BROUGHT --

HOPING TO HAVE SEX WITH KIDS.

GREG FOX REPORTS ON HOW THE 22 GOT TAKEN DOWN --

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FL SEX OFFENDER STING-PKG


THIS MARION COUNTY MAN STEPPED INSIDE THE HOME WHERE DEPUTIES WERE WAITING. HOLDING A BAG OF BEER AND CANDY.

DETECTIVES SAY HE WAS THERE TO HAVE SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD.

THIS MAN IS ROBERT KINGSOLVER, ONE OF THREE DISNEY WORLD EMPLOYEES CAUGHT IN A WEEK LONG STING THAT WAS ARRANGED BY UNDERCOVER CYBER CRIME DEPUTIES POSING ONLINE AS KIDS.

"We'll continue to work these type of operations and make sure we're getting them off the street."

AMONG THE 22 ARRESTED IN WHAT DETECTIVES CALLED "OPERATION BE MINE" ORANGE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC BELAL SHOFIQUE.

DETECTIVES SAY HE BROUGHT LATEX GLOVES AND THOUGHT HE HAD ARRANGED SEX WITH A 16 YEAR OLD.

OTHERS ARRESTED WERE ANGEL ALVAREZ WHO BROUGHT POT , CIGARETTES AND JEWELRY. NASIB JOBE OF OCALA AND DAVID PENNY WHO IS A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER WHO WAS CONVICTED OF SOLICITING SEX WITH A MINOR ONLINE.

"Some people never learn. I don't know how to explain what they're thinking other than sometimes people don't learn. We'll continue to put them in jail as long as their on the street."

ASIDE FROM FACING MORE THAN 60 SEX RELATED CHARGES SOME ARE ALSO CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF GUNS, DRUGS AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANCY AND BLOOD CLOTS-POP VO


NEW AT 5-

WE KNOW PREGNANT WOMEN HAVE AN INCREASED RISK FOR STROKE.

TONIGHT - NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT RISK LASTS THREE MONTHS AFTER GIVING BIRTH.

RESEARCHERS AT WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE STUDIED MORE THAN A MILLION MOTHERS.

MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND OF THEM HAD A BLOOD CLOT IN THE YEAR AFTER THEY GAVE BIRTH.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THE RISK FOR A BLOOD CLOT WAS TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN NORMAL IN THE FIRST SIX WEEKS AFTER DELIVERY, AND TWO TIMES HIGHER DURING WEEKS SEVEN TO TWELVE. Return to index of stories...


KID DRIVES INTO DMV-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT ABC7'S VIDEO OF THE DAY!

A COLORADO MOTHER LEFT HER 12 AND 10 YEAR-OLD DAUGHTERS IN THE VAN --

WHILE SHE WENT INTO THE DMV.

WELL, THEY CAME IN TOO --

RAMMING THE D-M-V WITH HER CAR.

THE 10-YEAR-OLD WAS DRIVING.

THANKFULLY, NO ONE GOT HURT.

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


SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ILLUSTRIOUS SWIMSUIT ISSUE HAS A NEW MODEL.

WHY BARBIE WILL BARE SKIN AND THE PARENTS NOT TOO HAPPY.

You rent a car, you rent a movie but kids clothes? Coming up we'll take a look at a growing trend of renting kiddie couture, but is it really worth your money? Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A BARBIE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-VO WIPE


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TZ 2 B) RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES STANDUP-SOT


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SMART SHOPPER RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES-TCMON


WANT TO TURN YOUR CHILD INTO A FASHIONISTA --

WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK?

THERE'S A NEW WAY TO DECK YOUR LITTLE ONES OUT IN MINI COUTURE --

WITHOUT THE DESIGNER PRICE TAG.

HERE'S ABC 7 SMART SHOPPER CHLOE MORRONI. Return to index of stories...


SMART SHOPPER RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES-PKG


IT'S CALLED BORROW MINI COUTURE, A NEW WEBSITE THAT LETS YOU DO JUST THAT, RENT DESIGNER KIDS CLOTHES

7:47:14

"I think it's an interesting concept." LINDSAY

THERE ARE TOP LABELS TO CHOOSE FROM LIKE FENDI, DIOR, ROBERTO CAVALLI, VERSACE, AND THE LIST GOES ON…

58:56 CAMRY RENIX - MOM OF ONE

"Are you serious, omg they're just doing too much these days."

HERE'S THE IDEA, SAY YOU HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT TO GO TO AND YOUR CHILD NEEDS A NICE OUTFIT, BUT YOU THINK THEY MIGHT NOT EVER WEAR IT AGAIN…

7:48:37 - LINDSAY

"Yeah I think that's a great idea too because kids grow out of it so easily.:41 if you don't have other kids you just have the dress hanging in the closet that you spent hundreds of dollars on."

THE RENTALS START AT 30 DOLLARS FOR 5 DAYS AND THERE;S FREE SHIPPING. CHECK IT OUT. THIS VERSACE DRESS RETAILS FOR 207 DOLLARS, BUT YOU CAN RENT IT FOR JUST 58 BUCKS…HERE'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE, THIS ROBERTO CAVALLI LOOK WOULD COST YOU 392 DOLLARS IN THE STORE BUT YOU CAN BORROW IT FOR ONLY 99.

8:00:48 STACEY ZULETA

"My fear would be they'd ruin it, spill something all over it gets it full of mud."

over it."

BORROW MINI COUTURE CREATORS SAY THE CLOTHING IS 100 PERCENT INSURED SO YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY IF YOUR LITTLE ONE HAS AN OOPS MOMENT. THEY JUST ASK YOU RETURN IT WITH A NOTE ABOUT THE SPOT TO HELP THEM GET IT OUT. BUT I WILL SAY, YOU DO HAVE TO SIGN QUITE THE RENTAL AGREEMENT FIRST.SO WOULD LOCAL MOMS TAKE THE PLUNGE?

STACEY ZULETA

"If it was my first child I probably would but once you have more than one child, those kinds of things aren't important anymore."

54:25 LAURA STRELSER

"I think there's plenty of local places to shop that have dresses that look fancy and expensive but aren't

59:14 CAMRY

"We just go to Wal-Mart pay three bucks for a top a pair of shorts or whatever and call it a day." 59:29 "It depends if you're big on brands, I'm not really big on it whatever looks cute for my baby."

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SMART SHOPPER RENTING KIDS' CLOTHES-TCMON


TO RETURN THE CLOTHES --

JUST PUT THEM IN THE PREPAID ENVELOPE AND MAIL IT BACK.

ONE WARNING --

IF THE CLOTHES COME BACK DAMAGE --

YOU HAVE TO PAY FULL PRICE. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL-OTS VO


GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING ABOUT 780-THOUSAND CARS BECAUSE OF A PROBLEM WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH.

IT COULD CAUSE AIRBAGS TO MALFUNCTION IN A CRASH.

IT EFFECTS CHEVY COBALTS FROM 2005 THROUGH 2007 AND PONTIAC G-5s FROM 2007.

G-M SAYS IT IS AWARE OF SIX DEATHS. AND 17-OTHER INJURIES.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH FOR FREE.

UNTIL YOU CAN GET TO A DEALERSHIP, G-M IS ASKING YOU TO REMOVE UNESSENTIAL ITEMS FROM YOUR KEY RINGS. Return to index of stories...


BARBIE SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-OC SS OC


ONE *ADDITION* TO THIS YEAR'S SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S SWIMSUIT EDITION --

IS RAISING SOME EYEBROWS!

TAKE A LOOK!

BARBIE WILL GRACE THE PAGES OF S-I'S 50TH SWIMSUIT EDITION.

IT HITS STANDS TUESDAY.

BARBIE IS WEARING THE BLACK-AND-WHITE SWIMSUIT SHE WORE WHEN SHE MADE HER DEBUT IN 1959.

THIS IS ALL PART OF CAMPAIGN MATTEL LAUNCHED CALLED "UNAPOLOGETIC."

THE 55-YEAR OLD DOLL -- HAS BEEN BOTH BELOVED AS A PLAY THING --

AND CRITICIZED AS AN UNREALISTIC STANDARD OF BEAUTY.

MATTEL HOPES THE NEW CAMPAIGN WILL BOOST BARBIE'S IMAGE. Return to index of stories...


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


taser going off -- screaming

CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

TASED BY POLICE.

WHAT THIS MAN SAID TO AN OFFICER TO SEND HIM TO THE FLOOR.

THEN THIS--

coming in door and surprising Jason.

HE HAS A HUGE PRESENCE--

AND AN EVEN BIGGER PASSION FOR TEACHING--

NEW AT 5-THIRTY--

MEET LEE COUNTY'S TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

PLUS --

TWO CABLE GIANTS JOIN FORCES.

AHEAD - HOW IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU WATCH ABC7 AND THE PRICE YOU PAY!

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

SAMANTHA HURLEY OF FORT MYERS

THANKS FOR WATCHING SAMANTHA

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE OUR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A FIGHT ON TAPE-SOTVO


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TZ3 B LEE TEACHER OF THE YEAR-NATSVO


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TZ3 C COMCAST MERGER-VO


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