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DIRECTORS PAGE DEVELOPING STORY OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP TEACHER SEX FOLO-SS TOP BNC
TS 1) TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS TEACHER SEX FOLO-PKG
TS 2) TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-VOTOPS TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-VOWIPE
TS 3) SIMS TRIAL-VOTOPS TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-SOTVO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP AIRPORT DELAYS-VOWIPE
COMCAST MERGER-SOTVO POP AIRPORT DELAYS-SOTVO
COMCAST MERGER-PKG RED DRIFT ALGAE-OC DBOX
WINTER STORM MOVES NORTH-VO RED DRIFT ALGAE-REM-7 LIVE
WINTER STORM MOVES NORTH-SOTVO RED DRIFT ALGAE-PKG
BOYNTON BEACH DROWNING-VO RED DRIFT ALGAE-REM-7 LIVE
TN MAIL BOMB LATEST-VOWIPE New Row 1 Josh Milton
TRAIN DERAILMENT-VOTOPS US 41 SHOOTING-VO-SS
JEWELRY BURGLARY ON TAPE-VOWIPE MORETZ TRIAL-SS(2)VO-WIPE
JEWELRY BURGLARY ON TAPE-SOTVO MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO
BURGLAR ARRESTED OVER SELFIE-VO JAMES SIMS TRIAL-VOWIPE
FIGHT ON TAPE-TCMON JAMES SIMS TRIAL-SOTVO
FIGHT ON TAPE-PKG SWFL WATER MGMT MTG.-VOWIPE
FIGHT ON TAPE-TC MON SWFL WATER MGMT MTG.-SOTVO
BEER BREWING BILL-VOWIPE LEHIGH CITY-VO
BEER BREWING BILL-SOTVO CAPE MODEL UN-VOWIPE
LEE TEACHER OF THE YEAR-TCMON VOWIPE CAPE MODEL UN-SOTVO
LEE TEACHER OF THE YEAR-SOTVO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TEASE ONE
TEASE FOUR------------ TZ1 A LOVE HANDLES-SOTVO WIPE
TZ4 A KARINE DWTS-SOTVO TZ1 B HEALTH MONITOR-VOTOPS
TZ4 B SEXY NAME CHANGE-SOTVO JP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL WEATHER-PWC
FL STORM-VOTOP WEATHER-WXWALL
STORM WARN JP OPEN-CLIP LOVE HANDLES-TCMON
FORECAST-PHC LOVE HANDLES-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL HEALTH MONITOR FOR DOGS-OTS VO WIPE
KARINA DWTS-TC MON PORT ROYAL RECORD HOME-SSTOPS
KARINA DWTS-PKG COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
BALLOON DAREDEVILS-VO TEASE TWO-POP
SEXY NAME CHANGE-VOWIPE TZ2 SPORTS-VO
SEXY NAME CHANGE-SOTVO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
GREAT LAKES FROZEN-VO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 1) MISSING FSU STUDENT-VOTOPS
TEASE FIVE------------ TZ 7 2) BEER BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ5 A BIZARRE BEAUTY-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
BIZARRE BEAUTY-TCMON ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
BIZARRE BEAUTY-PKG ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 1) TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-SOTVO WATSON-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) RED DRIFT ALGAE-VOTOPS WATSON-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 3) PORT ROYAL RECORD HOME-SS-TOPS SPRING TRAINING-POPMON
CLOSE-2SHOT SPRING TRAINING-VOTOPS
HEADLINES SPRING TRAINING-SOTTOPS
HL1) TEACHER SEX FOLO-SOT-SS FGCU WOMEN-VOTOPS
HL2) TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-VOTOPS FGCU WOMEN-SOTOPS
HL3) LOVE HANDLES-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS
COLD BLAST OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE-4SHOT
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL  


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NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


LET'S RUN DOWN WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA TONIGHT.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES CONFIRMS --

THEY ARE NOW INVESTIGATING

A TEACHER FROM ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL

DOMENIC FRANK WAS LET GO MONDAY.

D-C-F WON'T SAY WHAT THEY'RE INVESTIGATING -- BUT STUDENTS ARE SAYING FRANK WAS HAVING SEX WITH A 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT.

THIS WAS FRANK'S FIRST YEAR WORKING IN THE DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-VOTOPS


A 13-YEAR-OLD ENGLEWOOD BOY FACES ONE CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AFTER HE SLASHED A JOGGER'S THROAT.

54-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BASKIND TELLS US HE SAW DAMIEN REEL STANDING ON A STREET CORNER AND RECOGNIZED HIM FROM THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

WHEN BASKIND PASSED REEL - BASKIND SAYS REEL GRABBED HIS RIGHT SHOULDER AND CUT HIM ON HIS NECK.

BASKING KNOCKED THE TEEN DOWN BUT HE ENDED UP RUNNING AWAY.

HE WAS CAUGHT AND IS CURRENTLY IN A SARASOTA JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) SIMS TRIAL-VOTOPS


JAMES SIMS FINALLY CONFESSED TODAY TO KILLING ROY RADABAUGH OUTSIDE OF A FORT MYERS STRIP CLUB IN 1981.

A JURY CONVICTED SIMS OF THE MURDER IN 2011.

BUT THAT CONVICTION GOT THROWN OUT BECAUSE SIMS WAS EXCLUDED FROM A DISCUSSION ABOUT HIS ATTORNEY'S BEHAVIOR.

TODAY -- SIMS PLED GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER WITH A FIRE ARM,

A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON -- WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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COMCAST MERGER-SOTVO POP


No reduction in competition, improved customer experiences and we think this will clear all the regulatory hurdles and will get done.

OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

IT'S A DEAL THAT COULD IMPACT YOU AND TENS OF MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE.

TWO CABLE GIANTS MAY BECOME ONE --

IN A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MERGER.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M JEFF BUTERA.

AND I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7.

IT COULD BE WORTH 45-BILLION DOLLARS.

TONIGHT - TIME WARNER AND COMCAST ARE HOPING TO MERGE AND FORM THE LARGEST CABLE AND INTERNET PROVIDER IN THE NATION.

A-B-C'S BRANDI HITT TELLS US WHY THIS ISN'T A DONE DEAL. Return to index of stories...


COMCAST MERGER-PKG


SCRIPT:

IN A MEGA MERGER. COMCAST IS BUYING TIME WARNER CABLE FOR MORE THAN 45

BILLION DOLLARS IN STOCK.

THE TOP TWO CABLE COMPANIES IN THE COUNTRY. COULD NOW BECOME ONE.

DOMINATING THE INDUSTRY WITH MORE THAN 30 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS.

BOTH C-E-O's PROMISED BENEFITS TO CONSUMERS ON M-S-N-B-C's "MORNING JOE."

SOT -- Robert Marcus, CEO, Time Warner Cable / "New products, better

products, and just a faster pace of change." 5

BUT IT'S NOT A DONE DEAL JUST YET.

THE MERGER STILL NEEDS TO BE APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT REGULATORS.

AND CONSUMER ADVOCATES BELIEVE LESS COMPETITION WILL DRIVE UP CABLE BILLS.

SOT -- Craig Aaron, Free Press President & CEO / "It's going to end up

hitting you in the wallet. If you don't like dealing with the cable guy,

just imagine the cable guy on steroids." 10

SOT -- Brian Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast / "There's no overlap. no

reduction in competition. We don't have any zip codes where we do business

in the same zip code." 8

BOTH COMPANIES HAVE BEEN FIGHTING TO COMPETE IN A CHANGING TELEVISION

LANDSCAPE. WITH NEW OUTLETS LIKE NETFLIX.

SOT -- Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist / "The overall

industry isn't growing anymore." 2

AND WHILE FINANCIAL EXPERTS BELIEVE THERE'S LITTLE RISK OF PRICE GOUGING.

THEY WARN CONSUMERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON BATTLES BETWEEN A DOMINANT CABLE

COMPANY. AND INDIVIDUAL TELEVISION NETWORKS.

SOT -- Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist / "A much larger

company is probably going to be more able to call the shots on what channels

it carries. and what channels it doesn't carry." 8

BOTH COMCAST AND TIME WARNER BELIEVE THIS MERGER WILL TAKE EFFECT BY THE END

OF THE YEAR. BUT IT'S EXPECTED TO BE HEAVILY REVIEWED BY THE F-C-C.

BRANDI HITT -- ABC NEWS -- LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM MOVES NORTH-VO


THE NORTHEAST IS GETTING BLASTED BY YET ANOTHER WINTER STORM.

SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED FROM THE SOUTH TO NEW ENGLAND.

150 MILLION PEOPLE ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR ARE IN THE STORM'S PATH.

OVERNIGHT WASHINGTON, DC AND BALTIMORE GOT MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW.

AIRLINES CANCELLED NEARLY 5000 FLIGHTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

HUNDREDS MORE ARE DELAYED. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM MOVES NORTH-SOTVO


"

"If you get over 1/3 of an inch, you get in the danger zone. You get up to 1/2 inch, you should expect widespread outages."

CITIES AND STORES ARE RUNNING OUT OF SUPPLIES.

MORE THAN A HALF MILLION PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH WOKE UP WITHOUT POWER AFTER SNOW AND ICE PARALYZED THE REGION.

THE WEATHER IS BEING BLAMED FOR AT LEAST 12 DEATHS. Return to index of stories...


BOYNTON BEACH DROWNING-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

RESCUE CREWS ARE SEARCHING FOR A PERSON WHO MAY HAVE DROWNED THIS MORNING ON FLORIDA'S EAST COAST.

OCEAN PATROL SAYS A WOMAN IN BOYNTON BEACH CALLED AT FIVE THIS MORNING --

SAYING SHE AND A MAN HAD BEEN SWIMMING.

BUT HE NEVER CAME BACK TO SHORE.

FIRST RESPONDERS THINK RIP CURRENT MAY HAVE OVERTAKEN HIM.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF CREWS FIND HIM. Return to index of stories...


TN MAIL BOMB LATEST-VOWIPE


DEVELOPING IN TENNESSEE --

THE WIFE OF A LAWYER DIED AFTER HER HUSBAND OPENED A MAIL BOMB ON MONDAY.

IT EXPLODED IN HIS HANDS AND KILLED HIM.

SHE DIED IN THE HOSPITAL.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND A NOTE -- LINKED TO THE BOMBING.

NOW, THEY SAY -- THIS COULD VERY WELL BE INTENTIONAL REVENGE.

HE F-B-I, FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES ARE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


TRAIN DERAILMENT-VOTOPS


THIS VIDEO JUST CAME IN.

IT'S FROM PENNSYLVANIA.

IT SHOWS SEVERAL RAIL CARS THAT GOT DERAILED THIS MORNING.

CREWS CANCELLED EVACUATIONS AFTER THEY FIGURED OUT NOTHING HAZARDOUS WAS LEAKING.

THE TRAIN DERAILED NEAR A COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN PROCESSING METALS.

NO ONE GOT HURT.. Return to index of stories...


JEWELRY BURGLARY ON TAPE-VOWIPE


A UTAH MAN IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- BREAKING INTO A JEWLERY STORE -- AND ATTEMPTING TO STEAL THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF MERCHANDISE.

WATCH!

THE SUSPECT TRIES TO PRY A DOOR OPEN WITH A SCREW DRIVER, FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.

ONCE HE GOT IN --

HE SPENT THE NEXT HOUR AND A HALF LOOKING AROUND -- SEARCHING FOR A CAMERA.

THAT'S WHEN HE CLIMBED THROUGH THE ROOF -- ENTERING ANOTHER ROOM OF THE STORE.

HE FELL TO THE GROUND, AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED BREAKING LOCKS AND SMASHING INTO GLASS CASES. Return to index of stories...


JEWELRY BURGLARY ON TAPE-SOTVO


"

"so now he's thinking he's all done and ready to go."

-- BUTT SOT--

"He got locked in that front room there and couldn't get back into the show room."

--BUTT SOT--

"that's when the alarm got tripped."

THE SUSPECT THEN TRIES TO BREAK THE GLASS WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

BULLET PROOF GLASS PREVENTED HIM FROM GETTING ANYWHERE.

ONCE POLICE ARRIVED -- THE SUSPECT LIED DOWN AND TOOK A SMOKE BREAK!

HE WAS ARRESTED. AFTER TWO CIGARETTES. Return to index of stories...


BURGLAR ARRESTED OVER SELFIE-VO


A MAN IN CALIFORNIA GOT HIMSELF BUSTED FOR BURGLARY.

LISTEN TO THIS -

OFFICER SAY HE BROKE ITNO A CHURCH, STOLE MONEY AND TOOK A SELFIE OF HIMSELF!

THEN HE FORGOT HIS PHONE.

THEY FOUND THE PHONE AND WITHIN A DAY FOUND THE BURGLAR.

THE PASTOR IS THANKFUL TO THE POLICE - TONIGHT MOST OF THE MONEY IS STILL MISSING. Return to index of stories...


FIGHT ON TAPE-TCMON


YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME TENSE MOMENTS --

THAT SHOW WHY IT'S SO DANGEROUS BEING A POLICE OFFICER.

THE COP USED HIS TASER --

AFTER A SUSPECT IN NEW MEXICO GRABBED FOR HIS GUN.

YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO SEE THIS. Return to index of stories...


FIGHT ON TAPE-PKG


SCRIPT:

screaming

THAT'S SANTIAGO LUNA SCREAMING AND WRITHING IN PAIN AFTER AN OFFICER

TASES HIM.

AND THIS IS WHY.

MINUTES EARLIER, THE OFFICER NOTICED THE CAR, RAN THE PLATE AND LEARNED

IT WAS STOLEN.

"Let's start with your name. James Santianes"

LUNA GIVES A BOGUS NAME, WHICH POLICE SAY DID NOT MATCH THE SOCIAL

SECURITY NUMBER HE GAVE.

SOON, THE OFFICER LEARNS LUNA LIED TO HIM.

"Tell you what. We're both men. I'll give you a second chance. What's your

first name? Santiago"

BUT THIS IS WHERE THINGS GET DICEY.

THE OFFICER TELLS LUNA TO PUT BOTH HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND NOT

TO MOVE.

BUT WATCH.

LUNA REACHES FOR THE IGNITION AND STARTS THE CAR.

"No no no!"

THE OFFICER PULLS OUT HIS TASER AND WARNS LUNA.

"Shut it off now! Shut it off! It's gonna hurt! It's gonna hurt! Shut it

off! Shut if off! "

INSTEAD, LUNA PULLS HIS HOODIE OVER HIS HEAD THEN TURNS AWAY, AND

APPEARS TO BE REACHING FOR SOMETHING.

ON THE GROUND, LUNA GRABS THE OFFICER AND GETS TANGLED IN HIS RADIO

CORD.

POLICE ALSO SAY HE TRIED TO GO FOR THE OFFICER'S GUN.

DURING THE SEARCH - POLICE FIND A GUN ON EACH SIDE OF THE HOLSTER LUNA

WAS WEARING. Return to index of stories...


FIGHT ON TAPE-TC MON


LUNA WAS ARRESTED -- AND IS NOW FACING CHARGES ON A NUMBER OF FELONIES. Return to index of stories...


BEER BREWING BILL-VOWIPE


BEER BREWERS AND BEER FANS IN FLORIDA HAVE THEIR EYES ON TALLAHASSEE.

A BILL IS MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH COMMITTEES THAT WOULD MAKE BIGGER BOTTLES LEGAL.

IT'S CALLED THE GROWLER.

THE 64 OUNCE BOTTLE IS BANNED IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW.

BUT THE 32 OUNCE VERSION AND GALLON JUG ARE LEGAL.

NAPLES BEACH BREWERY OWNER WILL LAWSON SAYS THE GROWLER WOULD MAKE HIM 15 TO 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR! Return to index of stories...


BEER BREWING BILL-SOTVO


Will Lawson, Naples Beach Brewery Owner

04:47:14-:20

Growlers are an instrumental part of a small brewery's bottom line, and it can really make or break business for a small brewer.

THE SENATE BILL'S SPONSOR SAYS FLORIDA IS ONE OF ONLY FOUR STATES THAT STILL BANS THE GROWLER. Return to index of stories...


LEE TEACHER OF THE YEAR-TCMON VOWIPE


MOST OF US CAN LOOK BACK AND REMEMBER A TEACHER -- WHO REALLY HAD AN INFLUENCE ON US.

TODAY - WE'RE SPOT-LIGHTING ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL TEACHERS - ONE WHO USES HIS PASSION TO RISE ABOVE THE REST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA..

TC

coming in door and surprising Jason.

ABC7 WAS THERE AT RAYMA C. PAGE ELEMENTARY -- AS MUSIC TEACHER - JASON THOMASHEFSKY -- HEARD A VERY SWEET TUNE.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NAMED JASON -- BETTER KNOWN AS MR. T - AS THE 2014 TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

WITH A SMILE THAT LIGHTS UP A ROOM - MR.T STANDS 6-FEET-8 INCHES TALL - A HUGE PRESENCE AND AN EVEN BIGGER LOVE OF TEACHING.

HE CREDITS HIS OWN HIGH SCHOOL BAND TEACHER -- BACK IN PHILLY - WHO INSPIRED HIM. Return to index of stories...


LEE TEACHER OF THE YEAR-SOTVO


TC 4:21-30

he was just as big and goofy.always get the kids engaged, smiling, never yelled at the kids - always wanted the kids to be happy.

TC 16:05-16

principal Susan Caputo/you open a gift box, larger than life, bring his knowledge, excitement, and passion to everyone he meets.

WE'VE LEARNED - MR. T'S LESSONS ARE BEING TAPED RIGHT NOW - FOR YOUTUBE - TO TRAIN OTHER MUSIC TEACHERS - BOTH IN THE DISTRICT AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FOUR------------


it's natural for a woman to want to be a mother.

SHE WANTS TO DAZZLE OFF THE DANCE FLOOR.

ABC TALKS TO KARINA SMIRNOFF ABOUT WHY SHE'S FREEZING HER EGGS NOW!

WHY SHE MIGHT BE TOO LATE.

I know I'm not the beautifulist person out there in the world, but it doesn't matter.

AND HER NAME -- SHEILA -- JUST MADE HER FEEL UGLY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD - WHAT A JUDGE JUST ALLOWED HER TO CHANGE HER NAME TO.

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


TZ4 A KARINE DWTS-SOTVO


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TZ4 B SEXY NAME CHANGE-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-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 STORM-VOTOP


NEW VIDEO FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA --

CLEAN-UP EFFORTS ARE NOW UNDERWAY -- AFTER SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SWEPT THROUGH THE AREA, WEDNESDAY.

IN HAINES CITY -- OFFICIALS ARE BLAMING GUSTY WINDS FOR EXTENSIVE DAMAGE.

STRONG WIND GUSTS DAMAGED ROOFS IN THIS MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY.

AT LEAST 17 HOMES WERE AFFECTED.

NO INJURIES REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


STORM WARN JP 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...


KARINA DWTS-TC MON


SURPRISING NEWS TONIGHT FROM A-B-C'S HIT SHOW DANCING WITH THE STARS.

PROFESSIONAL DANCER KARINA SMIRNOFF IS REVEALING FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT SHE'S FREEZING HER EGGS UNTIL SHE FINDS MISTER RIGHT.

A-B-C'S ABBIE BOUDREAU TALKS TO SMIRNOFF AND FINDS OUT WHY OTHER YOUNG WOMEN ARE DOING THE SAME. Return to index of stories...


KARINA DWTS-PKG


SCRIPT:

TAKE NATS: Dancing with the Stars

FOR 17 STRAIGHT SEASONS - PROFESSIONAL DANCER KARINA SMIRNOFF - HAS DAZZLED

ON DANCING WITH THE STARS!

TAKE NATS: Dancing with the Stars

BUT TOPPING THAT LEADER BOARD ISN'T THE ONLY THING ON HER MIND.

TAKE SOT: ABBIE: You have dreams beyond the dance floor? KARINA SMIRNOFF:

Absolutely. And I think it's natural-- it's natural for a woman to want to

be a mother.

AFTER HER SHARE OF FAILED RELATIONSHIPS including one with fellow dancing

with the stars pro maksim chmerkovskiyBEING A MOTHER - LET ALONE, GETTING

MARRIED SEEMED A LONG WAY OFF.

TAKE SOT: You have come close to getting married-- a couple times? A few

times?

KARINA SMIRNOFF: A few.

NOT WANTING TO "MISS OUT" ON MOTHERHOOD - the currently single 35-year-old

DECIDED TO FREEZE HER EGGS TO USE LATER WHEN SHE FINDS THE RIGHT GUYAND

DOCUMENTED EACH PAINSTAKING MOMENT ON VIDEO.

TAKE NATS: HOME RECORDING

TAKE SOT: ABBIE: You clearly are not a fan of needles. 10:38:42;14 KARINA

SMIRNOFF: No. I am afraid. / The very first one, it literally

took me an hour to stick the needle inside.

TAKE SOT: ABBIE BOUDREAU: Why did you decide to freeze your eggs? KARINA

SMIRNOFF: My profession is dancin'. / I've been concentrating on my

career for a long time. And-- and I love what I do. But I know I want to

be a mother one day.

AFTER 12 DAYS OF ESTROGEN INJECTIONS - KARINA WAS READY FOR THE EGG

RETRIEVAL.

TAKE NATS: HOME RECORDING: DRIVING IN THE CAR TO DR'S OFFICE.

TAKE SOT: ABBIE BOUDREAU: How did Karina's procedure go? DR. DAVID TOURGEMAN

: Karina's procedure went very well. We ended up stimulating her ovaries

and getting a total of 21 eggs.

SAYS IT'S POSSIBLE THE FROZEN EGGS COULD LAST INDEFINITELY BUT THE CHANCE TO

HARVEST THEM FINITE.

TAKE SOT: DR TOURGEMAN We like to do this type of procedure ideally before

a woman is 35.

TAKE SOT: ABBIE: Do you think in the end it's all worth it? KARINA SMIRNOFF

: 10:53:42;25 100%. / 10:54:22;08 It's-- it's not easy. It's scary.

But it is somethin' that, like, you know you're doin' it for yourself.

AB ABC NEWS, LA. Return to index of stories...


BALLOON DAREDEVILS-VO


A HEART POUNDING SITE IN THE SKIES OVER SPAIN.

SOME DAREDEVILS TRIED SOMETHING TODAY THAT'LL PROBABLY TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY.

THEY TRIED TO WALK BETWEEN TWO HOT AIR BALLOONS USING A SLACKLINE - OR TIGHT CHORD - TIED TO THE BALLOONS.

THE TWO GUYS WERE ABOUT 16-HUNDRED FEET UP IN THE AIR IN THE PYRENEES MOUNTAINS.

IN THE END -- THEY LITERALLY FELL SHORT OF THEIR GOAL.

BOTH LANDED SAFELY WITH THE HELP OF PARACHUTES. Return to index of stories...


SEXY NAME CHANGE-VOWIPE


AT 5:--

AN UPDATE TO A 'SEXY' STORY WE FIRST SHOWED YOU ON TUESDAY.

SEXY CRABTREE IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SHE LEGALLY CHANGED HER NAME.

SEXY -- WAS BORN AS SHEILA.

A NAME SHE DECIDED DIDN'T FIT HER SEXY PERSONALITY.

SHE CHANGED HER NAME TO SURPRISE HER HUSBAND. Return to index of stories...


SEXY NAME CHANGE-SOTVO


"I feel sexy a lot of the time. I know I'm not the beautifulist person out there in the world, but it doesn't matter. It's just what you feel about yourself. I'm living for me and not anyone else, so I'm just doing what makes me happy."

SEXY SAYS SHE DIDN'T REALLY CONSIDER OTHER NAMES.

THE JUDGE WHO ALLOWED THE NAME CHANGE -- ALSO LET A MAN CHANGE HIS NAME TO WINNIE THE POOH. Return to index of stories...


GREAT LAKES FROZEN-VO


IT'S BEEN SO COLD IN THE MIDWEST --

THE GREAT LAKES ARE ABOUT TO BREAK A RECORD FOR ICE!

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PICTURES FROM NASA!

THE GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LAB SAYS 87 PERCENT OF THE LAKES ARE COVERED IN ICE RIGHT NOW.

THE LAST TIME THAT HAPPENED -- 1979.

RESEARCHERS SAY AT THE RATE THE ICE IS GROWING --

THE GREAT LAKES COULD SET A NEW RECORD SOMETIME NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FIVE------------


DEODORANT FOR YOUR BREASTS.

SPRAY TO NUMB YOUR FEET.

AND WEARING LEGGINGS FOR A WEEK STRAIGHT.

THE THREE NEW AND BIZARRE BEAUTY TRENDS.

ABC7 PUTS THEM TO THE TEST.

THE RESULTS ARE NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A BIZARRE BEAUTY-VO


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BIZARRE BEAUTY-TCMON


NEW YEAR -- NEW YOU?

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE YOURSELF --

YOU'LL WANT TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS.

BUT BE WARNED --

SOME OF WHAT'S OUT THERE -- IS A BIT ODD.

A-B-C'S GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN TRIED OUT THREE STRANGE BEAUTY PRODUCTS -- NEW IN 20-14. Return to index of stories...


BIZARRE BEAUTY-PKG


SCRIPT:

THEY SAY BEAUTY IS PAIN. BUT SOMETIMES BEAUTY IS JUST PLAIN BIZARRE.

THERE'S LEGGINGS MADE WITH GOLD... AND FOOT NUMBING SPRAY.

THERE'S EVEN DEODORANT FOR YOUR BREASTS. BOOB SWEAT, OR "SWOOB" AS IT'S

CALLED, IS SUCH AN ISSUE. THERE'S AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT COMPANIES THAT

MAKE THE PRODUCT. AND FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE UP TO A-LIST CELEBS, THIS IS A

PRODUCT EVEN KATHRYN HIEGEL NEEDS.

Stand up: It goes on not like regular deodorant, but more like a lotion.

and feels kinda powdery on your skin. And it doesn't have ANY smell to it,

which is great. The only thing I would say is to make sure you wash your

hands after you use it...Because I didn't and it got all over my face.

Next up, the latest in leggings. Proskins has a popular TWO HUNDRED DOLLAR

pair made with 24-karat gold nanoparticles. The company says the gold

carries molecules that hydrate and moisturize the skin - giving it a

youthful appearance. They also make a glove with the same particles and show

the seven-day results after wearing it on the right hand only.

I WORE MY LEGGINGS AROUND THE CLOCK -- FOR SEVEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

Stand Up: So far I think my legs look exactly the same. And they are a

little sheer, so you are going to want to wear them underneath your clothes.

MOVING FROM THE LEGS TO THE FEET, IT WAS TIME TO GIVE THE HEEL NUMBING SPRAY

A TRY.

Stand up: The spray is supposed to be applied no more than four times per

day and should kick in after ten to fifteen minutes.

HEEL NO PAIN WAS CREATED BY A BEVERLY HILLS PLASTIC SURGEON AND CLAIMS THAT

THE ANESTHETIC SPRAY IS DESIGNED TO WORK ITS WAY THROUGH THE SOLES OF THE

FEET AND NUMB NERVES THAT TRANSMIT PAIN. IT WORKED FOR ME. BUT EXPERTS SAY

YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO YOUR BODY'S SIGNALS -- RATHER THAN MASK THE PAIN.

AFTER DAYS OF TESTING, ALL I CAN SAY IS. THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY'S LATEST AND

GREATEST WILL MAKE YOU GO HMMMMM.

GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


How does a boy get to that point of desperation?"

HE WAS OUT JOGGING--

AND GOT HIS THROAT SLASHED--

TONIGHT HIS 13-YEAR OLD NEIGHBOR IS UNDER ARREST--

NEW AT SIX--

THIS ENGLEWOOD MAN EXPLAINS HOW HE WAS ATTACKED OUT OF NOWHERE.

ACT OF NATURE--

THE SMELLY MESS WASHING UP ON LEE COUNTY BEACHES--

NEW AT SIX--

ABC 7 IS LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH WHERE THE RED DRIFT ALGAE IS EXPECTED TO GET WORSE.

IT'S A RECORD SETTING HOME--

AND IT'S RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

NEW AT SIX--

WE TAKE YOU INSIDE THIS 49-MILLION DOLLAR NAPLES MANSION.

THAT'S IN TWO MINUTES ON ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) RED DRIFT ALGAE-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) PORT ROYAL RECORD HOME-SS-TOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


20:00:50 it surprised me bc it's a teacher and you look up to them

RIGHT NOW AT SIX--

AND FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME--

ABC 7 GETS A *LOOK* AT THE ESTERO HIGH TEACHER LET GO --

ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A SOPHOMORE.

WHO JUST LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION.

ALSO DEVELOPING AT SIX--

A 13-YEAR OLD ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER--

NEW AT SIX--

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE USED A 15-INCH KNIFE TO SLIT THE THROAT OF A JOGGER IN ENGLEWOOD.

AND IT'S A LOVE MANY STRUGGLE TO LOSE--

LOVE HANDLES!

NEW AT SIX--

THE HEALTH RISK THEY CAUSE AND WHAT ACTUALLY WORKS TO GET RID OF THEM.

ABC7'S NEWS SIX STARTS RIGHT NOW! Return to index of stories...


HL1) TEACHER SEX FOLO-SOT-SS


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HL2) TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-VOTOPS


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HL3) LOVE HANDLES-VOTOPS


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COLD BLAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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...


DEVELOPING STORY OPEN-CLIP


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TEACHER SEX FOLO-SS TOP BNC


AN ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER LET GO.

STUDENTS SAY HE HAD SEX WITH A SOPHOMORE STUDENT.

TONIGHT - THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS INVESTIGATING.

THE DISTRICT RELEASED DOMENIC FRANK ON MONDAY.

HE'D ONLY WORKED THERE A FEW MONTHS.

A-B-C 7'S CHARLIE KEEGAN HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY --

HE JOINS US RIGHT NOW WITH WHAT HE FOUND TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER SEX FOLO-PKG


Cody Long, Junior

20:10:16 you've got all the groups that are all talking about it. It's

just the news around the school 20:10:20

THE RUMORS STARTED FRIDAY.

AN INCIDENT REPORT FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SHOWS A MAJOR

CRIMES DETECTIVE CAME TO ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TO INVESTIGATE.

Jill Lopez, Parent of freshman girl

20:02:02 I was very surprised. 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

Michael Mech, Junior

20:00:50 it surprised me bc it's a teacher and you look up to them

NOW THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES CONFIRMS

IT'S INVESTIGATING FRANK.

Cody Long, Junior

20:09:20 , it comes with the job, you should be expected not to have a

relationship with your students

THE FIRST YEAR TEACHER WAS RELEASED MONDAY. SINCE HE WAS STILL IN A

PROBATIONARY PERIOD- THE DISTRICT DOESN'T HAVE TO GIVE A REASON FOR

FIRING HIM

Antonella Valencia , Junior

20:10:35 I like my school but no one is perfect and nothing is perfect. 20:10:42 Return to index of stories...


TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-VOWIPE


OUR OTHER BIG STORY --

A 13-YEAR-OLD ENGLEWOOD BOY MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TODAY --

ACCUSED OF SLITTING A JOGGER'S THROAT IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

DAMIEN REEL FACES ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE VICTIM'S NECK.

54-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BASKIND TELLS A-B-C 7 HE WAS JOGGING NEAR LEMON AVENUE AND BAYSHORE DRIVE IN ENGLEWOOD --

WHEN HE SAW REEL STANDING ON THE CORNER.

THE BOY GRABBED HIS SHOULDER AND SLASHED HIS NECK WITH A 15-INCH BREAD KNIFE.

BASKIND WAS ABLE PUSH THE BOY AWAY.

HE TELLS US IT WAS CLEAR REEL WAS TRYING TO KILL HIM. Return to index of stories...


TEEN ATTACKED JOGGER-SOTVO


Ed Pizle, Jogger:09 You get these kind of crimes and you kind of go, what happened? How does a 15-year-old boy kind of ah… get to that point of desperation?"

DAMIEN REEL WILL STAY IN A SARASOTA JUVENILLE DETENTION FACILITY UNTIL HIS NEXT COURT APPEARANCE IN MARCH. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT DELAYS-VOWIPE


THE WINTER WEATHER HITTING 19 STATES IS ALSO PUTTING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN ITS CROSSHAIRS.

LET'S GO TO TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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

TRAVEL IS GETTING WORSE.

JET BLUE'S ALREADY CANCELLED FLIGHTS FOR TOMORROW.

THE AIRLINE'S DOING THAT SO PEOPLE DON'T GET STUCK AT AIRPORTS.

ABC7 FOUND PASSENGERS WHO ARE SURPRISED TONIGHT THAT THEY'RE STRANDED **HERE. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT DELAYS-SOTVO


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 evidently the planes cant get here.

ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AIRPORTS -- MAJOR HUBS -- AREN'T EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THIS ICY WEATHER.

IT'S CAUSING A BOTTLE NECK NATIONWIDE.

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

IT'S A LIVE LOOK AT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS --

WE HAVE A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. CLICK SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-OC DBOX


IF YOU'E HEADING TO THE BEACH FOR VALENTINE'S WEEKEND--

YOU MAY RUN INTO AN UNWELCOMED GUEST--

UGLY RED DRIFT ALGAE THAT'S WASHING UP ON LEE COUNTY SHORES.

WE WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE'RE SEEING SO FAR.

A-B-C 7'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

GEORGE, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING AND HOW BAD COULD IT GET? Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-REM-7 LIVE


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 to TONIGHT SAY THEY'RE PREPARED TO DEAL WITH IT. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-PKG


"We are having a great time!" Vedmore

SEASONAL RESIDENT DIANE VEDMORE SAYS she HAS 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 at THE SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION 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 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 Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-REM-7 LIVE


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

LIVE ON FMB GS ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


New Row 1 Josh Milton


BREAKING NEWS -- A CHARLOTTE COUNTY JURY HAS JUST FOUND A MAN GUILTY OF ATTEMPTING TO MURDER A DEPUTY.

HENRY HOLBROOK ADMITTED TO WAVING A GUN INSIDE A PORT CHARLOTTE BINGO BINGO HALL IN NOVEMBER 2012 AND SHOOTING TOWARD A DEPUTY.

NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


US 41 SHOOTING-VO-SS


TONIGHT -- THREE PEOPLE NOW FACE FELONY CHARGES --

AFTER BULLETS FLEW ON A BUSY FORT MYERS STREET.

IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY ON U-S 41 NEAR LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

OFFICERS SAY TWO CARS WERE FLYING DOWN THE ROAD -- WHEN SOMEONE STARTED FIRING.

IT TURNED OUT TO BE A MARITAL FEUD.

A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS TRYING TO ESCAPE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND -- CRAIG SPURLOCK.

BUT OFFICERS SAY SPURLOCK RAMMED HIS CAR INTO THE CAR HIS WIFE AND TWO OTHER GUYS WERE IN.

THOSE TWO GUYS PULLED OUT THEIR GUNS.

THESE THREE FACED A JUDGE TODAY.

ALL UNDER ARREST. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-SS(2)VO-WIPE


TODAY -- KEY WITNESSES TOOK THE STAND TODAY IN A HIGH PROFILE COLLIER COUNTY MURDER TRIAL.

PROSECUTORS SAY JEFFERY MORETZ SHOT AND KILLED HIS ESTRANGED WIFE.

CHRISTINE IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL IN NAPLES.

TODAY JURORS HEARD FROM ONE OF CHRISTINE'S FORMER CO-WORKERS.

HE WAS IN HER HOSPITAL ROOM WHEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED.

HE SAYS MORETZ *CALMLY* WALKED IN AND STARTED TO ARGUE WITH CHRISTINE.

HE CALLED FOR SECURITY.

BEFORE OFFICERS GOT TO THE ROOM HE SAYS MORETZ PULLED OUT A HANDGUN AND KILLED CHRISTINE AND THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO


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 SPARE HIM FROM LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE. Return to index of stories...


JAMES SIMS TRIAL-VOWIPE


IT TOOK 33 YEARS --

BUT TONIGHT --

A DEADLY FORT MYERS SHOOTING IS SOLVED.

TODAY --

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

IT HAPPENED OUTSIDE THE FORT MYERS STRIP CLUB THAT NOW GOES BY THE NAME "SCARLETT'S.".

SIMS TOOK AN OFFER TO PLEAD GUILTY JUST AS A JURY WAS TO BEGIN DELIBERATIONS IN HIS RETRIAL.

A JURY FIRST CONVICTED HIM IN 20-11.

BUT THAT WAS THROWN OUT ON A TECHNICALITY.

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


JAMES SIMS TRIAL-SOTVO


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 HAD BEEN ON THE RUN FOR THREE DECADES.

HE WAS USING A DEAD MAN'S IDENTITY UNTIL HE WAS ARRESTED IN CALIFORNIA IN 2010.

TODAY HE WAS SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON -- WITH CREDIT FOR NEARLY FOUR YEARS SERVED. Return to index of stories...


SWFL WATER MGMT MTG.-VOWIPE


LOCAL LEADERS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS DELIVERED A STRONG MESSAGE TODAY --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DESERVES BETTER WATER.

THEY VOICED THEIR FRUSTRATIONS AT A RARE.

ONCE A YEAR MEETING INSIDE LEE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS.

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT HELD THEIR BOARD MEETING ON *THIS COAST TODAY.

THAT GAVE PEOPLE THE CHANCE TO SOUND OFF ON POLICIES THAT LEAVE THOSE DOWNSTREAM -- DEALING WITH LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATER RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


SWFL WATER MGMT MTG.-SOTVO


Mike Baldwin, Sanibel Resident

37:17 "I've had visitors literally sobbing with anger and frustration that their vacation has been totally ruined and vowing never to return to this part of Florida."

THE DISTRICT PUSHED FORWARD THE PLANNED C-43 RESERVOIR IN HENDRY COUNTY TODAY.

THEY SAY THE MASSIVE STORAGE PROJECT IS SHOVEL READY *IF* AND *WHEN* CONGRESS AUTHORIZES IT. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CITY-VO


NEW SINCE 5 --

LEHIGH ACRES IS LOOKING AT POSSIBLY BECOMING ITS OWN CITY.

NEXT MONTH COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL HOLD A TOWN HALL MEETING AT LEHIGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO DISCUSS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR INCORPORATION.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER FRANK MANN IS EXPECTED TO BE THERE.

IF PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE ARE INTERSTED --

THEY STILL WOULD NOT VOTE ON THIS UNTIL 2016.

AT LEAST TWO ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO INCORPORATE LEHIGH IN THE PAST.

BOTH HAVE FAILED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MODEL UN-VOWIPE


SOME CAPE CORAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ABOUT TO GET WORLD WIDE ATTENTION.

STUDENTS IN THE MODEL UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM WILL COMPETE IN A CONFERENCE HOSTED BY BOSTON UNIVERSITY.

STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL TAKE PART. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MODEL UN-SOTVO


what it allows is students to do is to engage themselves in matters that are really important and really happening in the world

CAPE CORAL'S MODEL UN GROUP RECENTLY WON FIRST PLACE AT A CONFERENCE IN SAINT AUGUSTINE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


A lot of twisting motions that side thing where you get on the side and you rock back and forth the kettlebells- where you dip up.

GETTING HEALTHY BY GETTING RID OF THOSE LOVE HANDLES --

WE TRY ALL KIND OF EXERCISES.

TONIGHT --

WHICH ONES ACTUALLY WORK.

AND YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE TRYING TO STAY HEALTHY -- A NEW WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF FIDO'S FITNESS AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A LOVE HANDLES-SOTVO WIPE


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TZ1 B HEALTH MONITOR-VOTOPS


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JP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-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...


LOVE HANDLES-TCMON


SHOWING LOVE WITH CHOCOLATES, FLOWERS A CARD IS WELCOME.

THERE'S ANOTHER FORM THAT'S UN-INVITED AND UNWANTED.

LOVE HANDLES.

THE FAT AROUND YOUR LOWER BACK AND MIDSECTION.

IT'S NOT EASY TO LOSE.

IN YOU ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING - WE FOUND OUT HOW TO KISS LOVE HANDLES GOODBYE. Return to index of stories...


LOVE HANDLES-PKG


FOR MANY PEOPLE, BREAKING UP WITH THEIR LOVE HANDLES IS HARD TO DO.

Men tend to have a fat distribution that starts at the belly and kind of lowers and wraps around to the back. women's start at the back and descend over the buttocks and thighs. 09:31:27

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST AVRIL JAMES-HURT SAYS THAT MOST PEOPLE THINK THERE ARE MOVES THEY CAN DO TO TARGET THE AREAs.

A lot of twisting motions that side thing where you get on the side and you rock back and forth the kettlebells- where you dip up.

BUT, SHE SAYS, NOT SO FAST.

All of the core exercises are really important to postural health and overall appearances of tone. However, those love handles and the abdominal fat are on top of those muscles.

And abdominal fat, because of it's proximity to the heart, is more inclined to be the fat that is blocking the arteries of the cardiovascular system, blocking your coronary arteries, affecting your heart health.

ALL CARDIO EXERCISES CAN HELP END THE RELATIONSHIP, BUT TO REALLY COMBAT THE FAT, SHE SUGGESTS HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING.

It is the alternating of a very high intensity either speed or resistance, short burst of exercise with another short rest period. And going back and forth between those two for a certain amount of time.

AND OF COURSE.FOLLOWING A HEALTHY DIET.

08-:16

Avril James-Hurt

Piedmont Atlanta Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MONITOR FOR DOGS-OTS VO WIPE


MORE HEALTH NEWS -- NOW.

THIS TIME -- FOR DOGS.

JAPAN HAS LAUNCHED ITS FIRST HEALTH MONITOR FOR POOCHES.

DO-CO-MO -- JAPAN'S LARGEST MOBILE SERVICE PROVIDER -- LAUNCHED THE SMALL GPS-ENABLED DEVICE.

IT'S LOCATED IN A SPECIAL COLLAR.

OWNERS CAN REMOTELY MONITOR THEIR DOG'S SLEEP -- CALORIE INTAKE -- AND MOVEMENT THROUGH A SMARTPHONE APP.

THE DEVICE ALSO MEASURES THE DOG'S BODY TEMPERATURE AND OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN HELP PET OWNERS AND VETS RECOMMEND A BETTER DIET AND EXERCISE REGIMEN FOR THE DOG. Return to index of stories...


PORT ROYAL RECORD HOME-SSTOPS


49-MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT'S HOW MUCH THE ASKING PRICE IS FOR THIS NAPLES MANSION.

JAMES MCCREADY OWNS THE PORT ROYAL HOUSE.

HE'S THE CHAIRMAN OF AN INVESTMENT FIRM.

THE NEARLY 15-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT HOUSE JUST WENT ON THE MARKET.

IT HAS 5 BEDROOMS AND 10 BATHROOMS.

IF IT SELLS FOR ASKING IT WILL BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE EVER SOLD IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


PLUS ONE OF THE GREATEST GOLFERS OF ALL TIME. GETTING SET TO TEE IT UP AT THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC. HEAR FROM TOM WATSON

PLUS THIS IS HOW THE FGCU MEN GET READY FOR THEIR GAME TONIGHT.. WE'LL EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 1) MISSING FSU STUDENT-VOTOPS


A SOUTH FLORIDA FAMILY IS SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS TONIGHT.

THEIR SON -- A FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT, HAS BEEN MISSING FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS.

NEW DETAILS SURROUNDING THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) BEER BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE


BEER BREWERS AND BEER FANS IN FLORIDA HAVE THEIR EYES ON TALLAHASSEE.

AHEAD AT 7:00 -- THE BILL MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH COMMITTEES -- LOOKING TO MAKE LARGER BOTTLES LEGAL. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON


COLIN MONTGOMERIE'S BEEN CALLED A LOT OF THINGS OVER HIS CAREER. FROM FIERCE COMPETITOR ---- TO A PAIN IN THE BACKSIDE. BUT NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL HIM. YOU HAVE TO CALL HIM REALLY GOOD. MONTY IS A WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAMER WITH 41 CAREER VICTORIES. AND HE BROUGHT THAT IMPRESSIVE RESUME TO THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS


FIRST ROUND OF THE CLASSIC COMES YOUR WAY TOMORROW FROM TWINEAGLES IN NAPLES.

MONTGOMERIE. IS A ROOKIE ON THE CHAMPIONS TOUR. AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO COMPETING AGAINST SOME OF HIS OLD MATES.

HE'S ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELING THE UNITED STATES. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


WATSON-VOTOPS


MONTGOMERIE WILL TEE IT UP WITH ANOTHER HALL OF FAMER ON FRIDAY. TOM WATSON.

THEY ARE PAIRED UP IN THE FIRST ROUND.

NOT ONLY ARE THEY GREAT GOLFERS. BUT THEY ARE ALSO THE RYDER CUP CAPTAINS.

WATSON OF COURSE FOR THE UNITED STATES. AND MONTGOMERIE FOR THE EUROPEAN SQUAD.

WHICH SHOULD MAKE FOR SOME INTERESTING CONVERSATION ON THE COURE Return to index of stories...


WATSON-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-POPMON


IN THE SPIRIT OF VALENTINE'S DAY. WHICH BY THE WAY FELLAS IS TOMORROW. TAMPA BAY RAYS PITCHER ALEX COBB. SHOWED HIS SOFTER SIDE OVER THE WEEKEND BY PROPOSING TO HIS GIRLFRIEND.. THE KICKER IS. COBB. HAD A DOLPHIN SWIM UP TO HIS GIRLFRIEND. WITH A BOUY. THAT READ. WILL YOU MARRY ME. SHE SAID YES. GIVING COBB HIS FIRST VICTORY OF THEY YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-VOTOPS


COBB WILL BE IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON FRIDAY. PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT CAMP.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS. DON'T REPORT UNTIL. SUNDAY. BUT SEVERAL GUYS HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT. BECAUSE THE WANT TO START WINNING AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-SOTTOPS


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FGCU WOMEN-VOTOPS


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THE FGCU WOMEN ARE BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT. THEY HOST MERCER AT ALICO ARENA.

THE EAGLES. ARE IN A FIRST PLACE TIE WITH STETSON.

SPEAKING OF FIRST PLACE. THE EAGLE MEN LOOK TO STAY ATOP THE ASUN WITH A WIN TONIGHT AT EAST TENNESSEE STATE.

HIGHLIGHTS OF BOTH GAMES TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN-SOTOPS


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FUN SPORTS


THIS WAS THE SEEN EARLIER TODAY AT EAST TENNESSEE STATE.

FGCU GUARD TAJA ALLEN. WAS FORCED TO DO SNOW ANGELS AFTER MISSING A SHOT DURING SHOOT AROUND.

OF COURSE ALL IN GOOD FUN. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...