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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TS1) SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VO-SS
HEADLINES------------- TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS
HL1) SHOTS FIRED ON 41-SHOTS ON 41VO-WIPE TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS
HL2) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO-WIPE NEW FL MOVIE SHOOTING VIDEO-TRX-2-SHOT VO
HL3) CHANGING LAST NAME-VOTOPS VIRGINIA TECH MURDER INVESTIGATION-TRX-OC
WX HL-WX WALL VIRGINIA TECH MURDER INVESTIGATION-PKG
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS BOSTON BOMBER LATEST-VO
FIRST WEATHER-OMNI-2-SHOT KY PIPELINE BLAST-TRX-VOTOPS
SHOTS FIRED ON 41-2-SHOT POP INCOGNITO TWEETS-TRX-OC-VO-OC
SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VO-SS SAM SEX MARRIAGNE LAWSUIT MO-TRX-VO
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL UPDATE-TRX-OC GAY GOP CANDIDATE FEATURES PARTNER IN AD-VO
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL UPDATE-PKG RAY NAGIN FOUND GUILTY IN CORRUPTION TRIAL-VO
MORETZ TRIAL-TRX-VO SELFIE CROOK-VO
JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ EXECUTION-OC-SS-VO ANTI BULLY TATTOOS-OC-SOTVO
ESTERO TEACHER-VO RIDERS STUCK ON BUSCH GARDENS COASTER-VO
CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-TRX-VO CATCH ME IF YOU CAN-TRX-VOTOPS
JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT RICK SCOTT-TRX-OC SINKHOLE COLLAPSE CORVETTES-TRX-VOTOPS
WINTER STORM-TRX-VOTOPS-MITTO MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-SOTVO
TZ1 A CHANGING LAST NAME-VOTOPS MAKE A WISH SURF DOG FL-VO
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
CHANGING LAST NAME-2 SHOT TZ5 A COUPLES PLASTIC SURGERY-VO-WIPE
CHANGING LAST NAME-PKG TZ5 B BARBIE ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ2 A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS-VO COUPLES PLASTIC SURGERY-2-SHOT-VO
NASA SOCHI FROM SPACE-VOTOPS BARBIE ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-OC-SS-OC
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
FORECAST-WXWALL FORECAST-WX WALL
LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS-TRX-VO COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE-TRX-2-SHOT-VO
US HOUSE FLOOD INSURANCE-TRX-OC-VO-OC MORE SEASONAL JOBS HOME DEPOT-VO
RED DRIFT ALGAE-VO HARSH WEATHER BAD ECONOMIC ACTIVITY-TRX-VOTOPS
WRONG WAY DRIVER-OC NATVO DISNEY TECHNOLOGY-VO
METH BUST FIRST APPEARANCE-OC-SS-VO DISNEY TECHNOLOGY-SOTVO
METH CLEAN UP-TRX-VOTOPS STRESS FREE MEALS-VO
NAPLES FIRE GROUNDBREAKING-OC YUENGLING ICE CREAM-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TZ3 A BIZARRE BEAUTY PRODUCTS-VO-WIPE TZ6 A PAULA DEEN MAKING A COMEBACK-VO
BIZARRE BEAUTY PRODUCTS-2-SHOT FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
BIZARRE BEAUTY PRODUCTS-PKG PAULA DEEN MAKING A COMEBACK-VO
TRIAL DIVAS-VO SHIA LABEOUF NEW GALLERY-VO
TRIAL DIVAS-(2SOTVO)-OC JOHN OLIVER NEW HBO SHOW-VO
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT SID CAESAR DIES-TRX-VOTOPS
TZ4 A NEW FL MOVIE SHOOTING VIDEO-VO-WIPE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ4 B SAM SEX MARRIAGNE LAWSUIT MO-VOTOPS-WIPE TS1) SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VO-SS
TZ4 C INCOGNITO TWEETS-VOTOPS TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS
CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP TS4) ESTERO TEACHER-VOTOPS
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


SHOTS FIRED ON 41

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY

A MARITAL DISPUTE.SPILLING OUT INTO THE STREETS

THIS MORNING POLICE MAKE AN ARREST.

AND GAME NOT OVER.

INSTEAD, A NEW TWIST

WHY FORMER CAPE MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN SAYS A RE-COUNT

IS NO LONGER GOOD ENOUGH.

AND HOW MUCH THIS BATTLE IS COSTING YOU!

AND WHAT'S IN A NAME?

THAT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK.

THE BRIDE OR THE GROOM

THE MODERN DAY FIGHT TO KEEP A WOMAN'S IDENTITY

FOR RICH OR POOR. Return to index of stories...


HL1) SHOTS FIRED ON 41-SHOTS ON 41VO-WIPE


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HL2) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VO-WIPE


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HL3) CHANGING LAST NAME-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-OMNI-2-SHOT


WE ARE GETTING ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN TODAY.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE AB7 LIVE DOPPLER RADAR.

GOOD MORNING I'M CHANCE SEALES

THANKS FOR JOINING US.ON ABC 7

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

THE RAIN MAY BE MOVING OUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

STORMWARN 7 METEROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE WITH WHAT'S IN STORE.

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. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED ON 41-2-SHOT POP


RIGHT NOW. THREE PEOPLE ARE GOING BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER A WILD RIDE THAT ENDED IN GUNFIRE ON U-S 41.

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

TRYING TO ESCAPE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND.

HER HUSBAND CHASED AFTER HER. AND BEGAN RAMMING THE CAR. THAT'S WHEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.

THREE PEOPLE ARE NOW FACING WEAPON CHARGES. TWO OF THE MEN ARRESTED ARE RIGHT HERE ON YOUR SCREEN.

THEY ARE KYLE IRVIN AND RODDRICK PASLEY.

THE WOMAN'S HUSBAND WAS ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, WE ARE STILL WORKING TO CONFIRM HIS NAME.

WE HAVE A CREW AT THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE RIGHT NOW AND WILL BRING YOU AN UPDATE BEFORE THE END OF THE HOUR. Return to index of stories...


SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VO-SS


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LOUD MUSIC TRIAL UPDATE-TRX-OC


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

MICHAEL DUNN CHARGED FOR KILLING AN UNARMED TEENAGER --

HIS FATE, IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF A JURY.

ABC'S RYAN OWENS IS IN JACKSONVILLE. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL UPDATE-PKG


ERIN WOLFSON/PROSECUTOR

JOHN GUY/PROSECUTOR

Erin Wolfson/Prosecutor

11;56;49;19 "this defendant took it upon himself to silence jordan

davis forever."

IN A TRIAL WHERE LOUD MUSIC ALLEGEDLY LED TO MURDER.

Her yelling at jury--quick pop

PROSECUTORS RAISED THEIR VOICE DURING CLOSING ARGUMENTS WEDNESDAY AS THEY

IMPLORED THE JURY NOT TO BUY MICHAEL DUNN'S CLAIM OF SELF DEFENSE.

Erin Wolfson/Prosecutor

11;57;01;12 even people who have a right to self defense do not have

the right to take the life of a child."

PROSECUTORS SAY DUNN, A 47 YEAR OLD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, FIRED 10 SHOTS AT AN

SUV FULL OF TEENS--KILLING 17 YEAR OLD JORDAN DAVIS WHEN HE WOULDN'T TURN

DOWN THE VOLUME. DAVIS' FATHER WIPED AWAY TEARS AS PROSECUTORS SPOKE ABOUT

HIS SON.

John Guy/ Prosecutor

14:50:56 Jordan Davis didn't have a gun but he did have a big mouth. And

the defendant wouldn't stand for it.

DUNN HAS A VERY DIFFERENT STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED AT THIS JACKSONVILLE

FLORIDA GAS STATION IN NOVEMBER OF 2012.

Nat of gunshots from tape

HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND TOOK THE STAND IN HIS MURDER TRIAL.

Michael Dunn/accused murderer

11:03:26 I thought was gonna be killed

TELLING JURORS HE HAD TO SHOOT OR BE SHOT. HE CLAIMS DAVIS HAD A SHOTGUN--

EVEN THOUGH POLICE NEVER FOUND A WEAPON.

Michael Dunn/accused murderer

11'13.51. MD: "here is my glove box aim looking out the window

and I say you're not gonna kill me you son of a bitch and I shot."

"WHICH VERSION WILL THE JURY BELIEVE? THIS MORNING, THAT'S UP TO THE FIVE

MEN AND 7 WOMEN - 6 WHITE, 4 HISPANIC AND 2 TWO AFRICAN AMERICANS - WHO WILL

BE DECIDING THE CASE." Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-TRX-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...


JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ EXECUTION-OC-SS-VO


A MAN CONVICTED FOR THE RAPE AND MURDER. OF A 9-YEAR OLD BOY. IS NOW DEAD.

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

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

HE RAPED, KILLED AND DISMEMBERED THE BODY.

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


ESTERO TEACHER-VO


ANOTHER BIG STORY.

WE'RE GETTING ALL NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING.

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

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

IT ALL HAPPENED OFF CAMPUS.

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

SO FAR. NO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE.

THE TEACHER WAS LET GO ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-TRX-VO


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.

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

THE JUDGE RESERVED HER RULING. Return to index of stories...


JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT RICK SCOTT-TRX-OC


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. WILL MAKE A NEW JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT.

THE NEWS CONFERENCE IS IN WINTER PARK TODAY.

IT STARTS IN JUST A HALF HOUR.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO GIVE YOU UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-TRX-VOTOPS-MITTO


A POWERFUL WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO WREAK HAVOC ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST WEDNESDAY.

ROADS ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA ARE A MESS.

MORE THAN 4,000 FLIGHTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CANCELLED TODAY.IMPACTING ABOUT FIVE MILLION PASSENGERS NATIONWIDE.

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

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


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


WHEN YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED YOU HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO DO---

FINDING A DRESS, VENUE , YOU NAME IT.

AFTER YOU SAY I DO'S YOU HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR LAST NAME.

IT CAN BE A HASSLE.

WE GIVE YOU SOME TIPS THAT MAY SAVE SOME TIME AND TROUBLE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A CHANGING LAST NAME-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


CHANGING LAST NAME-2 SHOT


BRIDES HAVE A LOT TO THINK ABOUT WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING.

BUT SHOULD THEY. TAKE THE GROOM'S LAST NAME.

KARIN CAIFA HAS A CHECKLIST FOR NEWLYWEDS. Return to index of stories...


CHANGING LAST NAME-PKG


IT'S A BIG DECISION FOR A BRIDE. NO, NOT JUST THE GOWN. NOT JUST THE FLOWERS. BUT WHETHER SHE'LL CHANGE HER NAME.

ONCE SHE MAKES THAT DECISION, THE CHECKLIST OF CHANGES BEGINS AND THE KNOT-DOT-COM SAYS TO START WITH THE SOCIAL SECURITY CARD.

All that legal documentation, all your bank statements, all those things - the only way you're going to be able to change your name is if you have a social security card with your new name to prove it. So, you start there.

THE NEXT STEP SHOULD BE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

Once you have your driver's license and social security card in place, the rest is pretty much a breeze.

ONCE THE TWO MAJOR CHANGES ARE OUT OF THE WAY, BANKS AND CREDIT CARDS SHOULD FOLLOW. ITEMS ON THE NAME CHANGE CHECKLIST THAT NEW BRIDES OCCASSIONALLY OVERLOOK INLCUDE --

-- THE MORTGAGE COMPANY AND LANDLORD.

-- THE ELECTRIC AND UTILITY COMPANIES

-- SCHOOLS AND ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONS

-- INSURANCE COMPANIES

-- AND VOTER REGISTRATION.

THE KNOT SUGGESTS WAITING UNTIL AFTER THE HONEYMOON TO MAKE THE CHANGE, ESPECIALLY IF HEADED TO A DESTINATION REQUIRING A PASSPORT, WHICH CAN TAKE FOUR TO SIX WEEKS FOR ROUTINE PROCESSING.

AND IF IT SEEMS OVERWHELMING, CHECK OUT ONE OF THE MANY NAME CHANGE KITS ONLINE, THAT DO IT ALL FOR THE BUSY NEWLYWED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


THE WET WEATHER. COULD STOP LIFE-SAVING DEVICES. FROM GOING IN.

THEY WILL BE INSTALLED IN THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN FORT MYERS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN CITY LEADERS. ARE PLANNING TO HAVE IT UP AND RUNNING. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS-VO


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NASA SOCHI FROM SPACE-VOTOPS


ANOTHER COOL PICTURE TO SHARE WITH YOU. COMING FROM SPACE!

NASA POSTED A NEW PICTURE. OF SOCHI FROM SPACE.

A CREW MEMBER ON THE ISS SNAPPED IT.

YOU CAN SEE THE OLYMPIC STADIUM. THE BRIGHT CIRCLE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

A 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...


LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS-TRX-VO


ABC SEVEN IS CLOSELY MONITORING LIGHTNING DETECTORS TODAY.

CITY LEADERS SAY THEY WILL BE INSTALLED AND UP AND RUNNING IN FORT MYERS BY TODAY.

THE CITY HAS DELAYED THE INSTALLATION BECAUSE OF ALL THE RECENT WET WEATHER.

THE SYSTEMS ARE SCHEDULED TO GO UP AT SAM FLEISHMAN SPORTS COMPLEX, GOLFVIEW POOL AND THE STARS COMPLEX.

THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO GO OFF LIKE A SIREN TO WARN WHEN LIGHTNING COULD STRIKE NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


US HOUSE FLOOD INSURANCE-TRX-OC-VO-OC


RELIEF MAY BE ON THE WAY. FOR HOMEOWNERS. FACING MASSIVE FLOOD INSURANCE RATE HIKES.

THE HOUSE OF REPS. WILL VOTE ON A FIX, AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK.

PREMIUMS ARE JUMPING. AT AN ALARMING RATE BECAUSE OF A 2012 LAW.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO MAKE THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, MORE SUSTAINABLE.

THE SENATE ALREADY VOTED TO TWEAK THE PRICES.

LEADERS FROM LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES. WERE IN WASHINGTON D-C YESTERDAY. FIGHTING TO KEEP THEM LOWER. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-VO


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 BACK IT BACK AGAIN.

THEY 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...


WRONG WAY DRIVER-OC NATVO


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...


METH CLEAN UP-TRX-VOTOPS


ABC 7 DUG A LITTLE DEEPER INTO FLORIDA STATE LAWS.

YOU COULD BE LIVING IN A HOUSE WHERE METH WAS MADE AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT.

THAT'S BECAUSE FLORIDA HAS NO LAW REQUIRING PROPERTY OWNERS TO CLEAN UP FROM METH LABS.

REALTORS TELL US THEY ARE ETHICALLY REQUIRED TO SHARE ANYTHING THAT CAN IMPACT A HOME'S VALUE.

BUT WITHOUT ANY LAW ON THE BOOKS -- EVEN REALTORS MAY NEVER KNOW ABOUT THE PROPERTY'S PAST. Return to index of stories...


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...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


TRYING NEW PRODUCTS CAN BE NERVE-RACKING AND COSTS A LOT OF MONEY.

WE FOUND SOME. BIZARRE BEAUTY PRODUCTS OUT THERE.

WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THREE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS CELEBS ARE TRYING. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A BIZARRE BEAUTY PRODUCTS-VO-WIPE


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BIZARRE BEAUTY PRODUCTS-2-SHOT


TRYING TO FIND A NEW LOOK FOR THE SPRING.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR IMAGE.

SOME BRAND-NEW BEAUTY PRODUCTS...YOU MAY WANT TO TRY

A LITTLE WARNING...

IT'S A BIT ODD.

GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN. TRIES OUT THREE STRANGE BEAUTY PRODUCTS, NEW IN 2014. Return to index of stories...


BIZARRE BEAUTY PRODUCTS-PKG


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.

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TRIAL DIVAS-VO


ARMED WITH A BACKGROUND IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND A PAIR OF STILETTOS--

TWO WOMEN IN ARIZONA ARE TAKING THE COURTS BY STORM.

MEET SHAREE RUIZ. AND JENNIFER WOOD.

THEY'RE CALLED THE TRIAL DIVAS.

THEY GO TO HIGH PROFILE TRIALS AND GIVE THEIR TAKE ON THE CASE. FROM WHAT THE DEFENDANTS ARE WEARING --- AND THEIR BEHAVIOR IN COURT.

THEY GOT THEIR START, FROM ONE HIGH PROFILE CASE. Return to index of stories...


TRIAL DIVAS-(2SOTVO)-OC


"Anything Jodi Arias, of course!"

"Salacious cases, like cases that have female defendants or male defendants that people really want to see get convicted."

TOWARD THE END OF THE JODI ARIAS TRIAL.

THEY DECIDED TO START A WEBSITE CALLED. THE-TRIAL-DIVAS-DOT-COM, THEN STARTED TWEETING.

THEY FIRST STARTED WITH 40 FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER-

NOW THEY'RE NEARLY AT FOUR-THOUSAND. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


WE HAVE NEW VIDEO SHOWING WHAT HAPPENED AFTER A DEADLY SHOOTING IN A FLORIDA MOVIE THEATER.

RETIRED POLICE OFFICER CURTIS REEVES FACES SECOND-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES FOR SHOOTING CHAD OULSON.

HE CLAIMS HE WAS SCARED FOR HIS LIFE.

WE SHOW YOU THE NEVER BEFORE SEEN VIDEO NEXT!

SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS TAKING CENTER STAGE IN MISSOURI.

WE EXPLAIN WHAT THE LAWSUIT IS ALL ABOUT.

RICHIE INCOGNITO IS MAKING HEADLINES AGAIN FOR WHAT HE TWEETED ABOUT JONATHAN MARTIN.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HE'S CLAIMING MARTIN TOLD HIM. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A NEW FL MOVIE SHOOTING VIDEO-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B SAM SEX MARRIAGNE LAWSUIT MO-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C INCOGNITO TWEETS-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

INVESTORS APPARENTLY WANT TO SEE. MORE EVIDENCE OF ECONOMIC STABILITY.

WEAK EARNINGS ON WEDNESDAY.

ENDED A FOUR-DAY WINNING STREAK.

DOW DROPPED 31 POINTS.

BUT NASDAQ WAS *UP.

FUTURE POINT TO SOME LOSSES, TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VO-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 HER. AND BEGAN RAMMING THE CAR. THAT'S WHEN 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...


TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS


THE MURDER TRIAL OF JEFFERY MORETZ. CONTINUES THIS MORNING. AFTER AN EMOTIONAL START TO 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.

HE SAYS IT WAS IN A FIT OF PASSION.

PROSECUTORS, DISAGREE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS


A JUDGE COULD RULE AS EARLY AS TODAY ON THE CAPE MAYORAL ELECTION.

FORMER CAPE MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN DOESN'T WANT A RECOUNT ANYMORE.

HE WANTS A COMPLETE DO-OVER!

HE ARGUES THERE SHOULD BE A WHOLE NEW ELECTION.

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

SULLIVAN LOST BY 121 VOTES.

ABC SEVEN WILL BE AT THE LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE TODAY TRACKING THE DECISION. Return to index of stories...


NEW FL MOVIE SHOOTING VIDEO-TRX-2-SHOT VO


NEW DETAILS ARE COMING OUT AFTER A DEADLY SHOOTING IN A FLORIDA MOVIE THEATER.

THERE'S SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS. FROM MULTIPLE ANGLES.

SHOWING THE DRAMATIC MOMENTS. BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE SHOOTING.

CAMERAS CAPTURED CURTIS REEVES AND HIS WIFE, IN THE LOBBY, AND LATER IN THEATER.

TESTIMONY PRESENTED LAST WEEK AT REEVES' BOND HEARING SHOWS HE LEFT THE THEATER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT CHAD OULSON TEXTING BEFORE FIRING THE FATAL SHOT THAT KILLED HIM.

A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SAYS THE NEW VIDEO ADDS TO THE NOTION, THE SHOOTING IS *NOT JUSTIFIED.

HOWEVER-- REEVES' ATTORNEYS SAY OULSON THREW SOMETHING AT HIM. Return to index of stories...


VIRGINIA TECH MURDER INVESTIGATION-TRX-OC


NOW TO A MURDER CASE ROCKING VIRGINIA TECH.

A TWENTY ONE YEAR SENIOR IS DEAD---

AND A FELLOW FEMALE STUDENT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH KILLING HER - POSSIBLY WITH HER BARE HANDS.

THE MOTIVE, SO FAR A MYSTERY.

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


VIRGINIA TECH MURDER INVESTIGATION-PKG


IT'S A MYSTERY THAT HAS SHAKEN A COLLEGE CAMPUSA WELL-LIKED STUDENT AT

VIRGINIA TECH MURDEREDANOTHER STUDENT AND TWO OTHERS FACING CHARGES RELATED

TO HER DEATH.

POLICE SAY 21-YEAR OLD SENIOR AND BIOLOGY MAJOR SAMANATA SHRESTAKNOWN AS

SAMWAS KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND.

HER PARENTS REPORTED HER MISSING.WHEN THEY COULDN'T REACH HER ON THE PHONE

.

GFX PHONER

SOT - Mom 20:54:42:00 / 20:57:15:05

Something was wrong that was my immediate reaction. Me and my husband said

this is not right.

NOW, FELLOW SENIOR 22-YEAR-OLD JESSICA EWING IS BEHIND BARS, ACCUSED OF

MURDERING SHRESTHATHOUGH INVESTIGATORS STILL HAVEN'T DETERMINED A MOTIVE.

EWING WAS ARRESTED AFTER SHRESTHA'S CAR WAS FOUND MONDAY, ABANDONED ON THE

SIDE OF THE ROAD.

GFX

IN COURT DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY THE ROANOKE TIMES, POLICE SAY SHRESTHA'S BODY

WAS IN THE BACK SEAT, WRAPPED IN A SLEEPING BAG.

INVESTIGATORS SAY EWING THEN CALLED ON FRIEND KEIFER BROWNA V-T GRADUATEAND

MICHAEL HELLER FOR HELP COVERING UP THE CRIME.

SOT - Brad Garrett 21:18:18

When a murder is not planned out and it just happens for whatever reason,

people then panic and what they normally do is reach out to friends and

associates to help them.

NONE OF THE STUDENTS HAS ENTERED A PLEAAND ATTORNEYS AND POLICE DID NOT

RESPOND TO ABC'S REQUESTS FOR COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BOMBER LATEST-VO


THE MAN, KNOWN AS THE BOSTON BOMBER. HAS A 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...


KY PIPELINE BLAST-TRX-VOTOPS


ONE PERSON HAS BURNS. AFTER AN OVERNIGHT GAS EXPLOSION IN KENTUCKY.

THE BLAST HAPPENED JUST SOUTH OF LOUISVILLE.

FLAMES FROM THE EXPLOSION CAUSED A HOUSE AND TWO NEARBY BARNS TO CATCH FIRE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED SOME 15 FEET BELOW GROUND.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


INCOGNITO TWEETS-TRX-OC-VO-OC


THE NFL SEASON IS OVER!

BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE FOR.THE BULLYING SAGA INVOLVING TO MIAMI DOLPHINS. RICHIE INCOGNITO AND JONATHAN MARTIN.

NEW MESSAGES FROM TWITTER. LAST YEAR. BETWEEN THE TWO.

INCOGNITO TELLS REPORTERS. THE TRUTH IS GOING TO BURY HIS "ENTIRE CAMP."

AND MARTIN PONDERED TAKING HIS OWN LIFE LAST MAY. BECAUSE HE WASN'T PLAYING WELL.

THE NFL-APPOINTED INVESTIGATOR. HAS BEEN WORKING FOR MONTHS. AND SHOULD MAKE EVERYTHING PUBLIC IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


SAM SEX MARRIAGNE LAWSUIT MO-TRX-VO


THINGS ARE HEATING UP IN MISSOURI AS SAME-SEX COUPLES CHALLENGE THE BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

MEMBERS OF THE MISSOURI AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FILED THE PETITION WITH THE JACKSON COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY.

THE STATE ENACTED THE BAN IN 2004 WITH A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

THE MISSOURI *A-C-L-U* SAYS IT HOPES THE SUIT WILL EVENTUALLY MAKE WAY FOR 10-THOUSAND SAME-SEX COUPLES IN THE STATE TO MARRY. Return to index of stories...


GAY GOP CANDIDATE FEATURES PARTNER IN AD-VO


AN OPENLY GAY REPUBLICAN. RUNNING FOR CONGRESS. FEATURES HIS PARTNER IN A NEW POLITICAL AD.

CARL DEMAIO IS CHALLENGING A DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENT. FOR A HOUSE SEAT IN CALIFORNIA.

IN THE AD, THEY'RE HOLDING HANDS.

THE MEN HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FIVE YEARS.

THE NARRATOR CALLS HIM, "A DEFENDER OF. PERSONAL FREEDOMS."

HIS CAMPAIGN CLAIMS IT'S THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL VIDEO OF EITHER POLITICAL PARTY. TO FEATURE A CANDIDATE'S SAME-SEX PARTNER. Return to index of stories...


RAY NAGIN FOUND GUILTY IN CORRUPTION TRIAL-VO


FORMER NEW ORLEANS MAYOR RAY NAGIN HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF FEDERAL CORRUPTION CHARGES.

A JURY CONVICTED HIM ON ALL BUT ONE OF THE 21 CHARGES AGAINST HIM.

DELIBERATIONS LASTED MORE THAN SIX HOURS.

PROSECUTORS ACCUSED HIM OF TAKING MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN BRIBES, WHILE HIS FAMILY MEMBERS RECEIVED FREE TRAVEL TO VACATION SPOTS AND CELL PHONE SERVICE.

NAGIN LEFT OFFICE IN 2010 AFTER TWO TERMS IN OFFICE.

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SELFIE CROOK-VO


CALL IT A CASE OF "SELFIE INCRIMINATION."

ADAM HOWE. MAY THINK HE'S LOOKING PRETTY HOT IN THIS SELFIE.

BUT NOW HE'S BEHIND BARS FOR BURGLARY.

POLICE IN CALIFORNIA SAY. AFTER HE TOOK THE PICTURE, HE BROKE INTO A CHURCH AND TOOK MONEY.

AND HE DIDN'T STOP THERE.

POLICE SAY THEY RANSACKED THE PLACE

BUT HE LEFT BEHIND ANOTHER CLUE.

THE PASTOR FOUND HIS PHONE, IN THE HALLWAY. 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 IS DONATING THE MONEY THEY MAKE. FROM THE "MY LITTLE PONY" TATTOOS --

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


RIDERS STUCK ON BUSCH GARDENS COASTER-VO


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.

RIGHT BEFORE THE FIRST BIG HILL.

FIREFIGTHERS DID RESCUE ALL 16 PEOPLE SAFELY.

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


CATCH ME IF YOU CAN-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS IS JUST RIDICULOUS AND UNSAFE!

A MAN ON A MOTORCYCLE RECORDS HIMSELF. SPEEDING THROUGH TEXAS TRAFFIC.

HE POSTS IT TO THE LOCAL POLICE FACEBOOK PAGE, SAYING "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN."

POLICE SAY IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY DO.

THE BIKER WAS GOING MORE THAN 100 MILES PER HOUR.

HE'S BELIEVED TO BE 27 YEAR OLD ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ. AND HE'S ALREADY WANTED ON OUTSTANDING FELONY WARRANTS.

IN A CYBER TWIST, SAN ANTONIO AUTHORITIES POSTED THE VIDEO ASKING FOR TIPS ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


SINKHOLE COLLAPSE CORVETTES-TRX-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...


MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-VO


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

MAGIC JOHNSON CAME TO FORT MYERS LAST NIGHT --

WHERE 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 FOR HUNDREDS OF LOW INCOME KIDS TO BUILD LIFE SKILLS.

IT ISN'T CLEAR IF JOHNSON'S DONATION WILL SAVE THE CENTER. Return to index of stories...


MAGIC JOHNSON IN TOWN-SOTVO


We need to raise a lot more and not just to survive. What we want the community to do is help it be here for the 20 or 30 years.

JOHNSON CALLED ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSINESSES. AND OTHER SPORTS PROFESSIONALS. TO MAKE A DONATION TO SAVE THE FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


MAKE A WISH SURF DOG FL-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...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


THERE IS A NEW TREND THAT'S BRINGING COUPLES TOGETHER.

THIS KIND OF PROCEDURE. RUNS BETWEEN 10-TO-15 THOUSAND BUCKS.

WE'LL TELL WHAT IT IS NEXT!

IF YOU ARE A BARBIE FAN---

YOU WILL LOVE THIS STORY.

BARBIE LANDS ONE OF THE HOTTEST MAGAZINE COVERS --

WHY THE DOLL'S MAKER, IS PUSHING A NEW CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A COUPLES PLASTIC SURGERY-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B BARBIE ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


COUPLES PLASTIC SURGERY-2-SHOT-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 30 PERCENT JUMP IN COUPLES GETTING FACELIFTS AND OTHER PROCEDURES.

IT'S NOT A CHEAP DATE THOUGH.

A FULL FACELIFT RUNS 10-TO-15 THOUSAND BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


BARBIE ON SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-OC-SS-OC


ARE YOU A BARBIE FAN?

BARBIE WILL BE IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT'S. 50TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE.

IT HIT STANDS TUESDAY -- BUT WE HAVE A SNEAK PEEK FOR YOU.

TAKE A LOOK --

THIS WILL BE THE COVER COME TUESDAY.

SUPERMODELS CHRISTIE BRINKLEY AND BROOKLYN DECKER WILL ALSO BE FEATURED.

THIS IS ALL PART OF A NEW CAMPAIGN THE DOLL'S MAKER. MATTEL. IS LAUNCHING. 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 "UNAPOLOGETIC" CAMPAIGN WILL BOOST BARBIE'S IMAGE. Return to index of stories...


STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

A 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...


COMCAST TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE-TRX-2-SHOT-VO


AND SOME BIG TV NEWS THIS MORNING.

COMCAST. HAS STRUCK A DEAL. TO BUY TIME WARNER CABLE FOR $44 BILLION DOLLARS.

THE STORY WAS FIRST REPORTED BY C-N-B-C. WORTH 159 DOLLARS PER TIME WARNER CABLE SHARE.

IT WOULD CREATE. THE NATION'S LARGEST CABLE PROVIDER, WITH MORE THAN 33 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS.

IT'S EXPECTED TO FACE A TOUGH REVIEW BY THE F-C-C.

BUT SOURCES TELL CNBC. COMCAST MAY BE WILLING TO GIVE UP SOME CUSTOMERS. TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


MORE SEASONAL JOBS HOME DEPOT-VO


HOME DEPOT SAYS IT WILL HIRE MORE THAN 80-THOUSAND SEASONAL WORKERS IN ITS STORES.

THE HOME IMPROVEMENT CHAIN WILL ADD MORE JOBS IN SPRING. TO ITS 22-HUNDRED STORES NATIONWIDE.

THIS YEAR, THE OUTLOOK IS GETTING A BOOST BY THE RECOVERING HOUSING MARKET.

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS ROSE MORE THAN 18 PERCENT LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


HARSH WEATHER BAD ECONOMIC ACTIVITY-TRX-VOTOPS


THE HARSH WEATHER IS AFFECTING. JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THIS WINTER.

JOBS NUMBERS ARE DOWN.

EXPERTS SAY ALL THE SNOW AND ICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. DISRUPTED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.

BUT SOME FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS. HAVE BETTER SALES, THANKS TO COLD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY TECHNOLOGY-VO


IT'S CALLED THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH.

BUT, WE ALL KNOW DISNEYWORLD CAN BE STRESSFUL.THE LINES, THE CROWDS, THE EXPENSE.

BUT, THANKS TO TECHNOLOGY.YOUR NEXT STAY-CATION COULD BE A LOT MORE MAGICAL. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY TECHNOLOGY-SOTVO


:12:-:20 We have prepared something quite spectacular.a way for you and your family to take your WDW vacation to an entirely new level

RIGHT NOW DISNEY IS TESTING NEW *MAGIC PLUS* FEATURES.

THEY INCLUDE MAGIC BANDS.WHICH PUT YOUR ROOM KEY, CREDIT CARD , FAST PASS AND PARK TICKET INFO RIGHT ON YOUR WRIST. AND YOU CAN CHECK THE STATUS ON YOUR OWN SMART PHONE.

THERE'S ONE CATCH RIGHT NOW. THE MAGIC BANDS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IF YOU STAY ON PROPERTY AT A DISNEY RESORT. Return to index of stories...


STRESS FREE MEALS-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...


YUENGLING ICE CREAM-TRX-VOTOPS


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 1985.

ONE OF THE NEW FLAVORS IS CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL CALLED "BLACK AND TAN." Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


PAULA DEAN IS TRYING TO MAKE A COMEBACK!

SHE'S TEAMING UP WITH A COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN CONSUMER DISTRIBUTION.

WHAT THE SOUTHERN CHEF IS COOKING UP NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A PAULA DEEN MAKING A COMEBACK-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


AND HERE'S A FINAL CHECK OF THE MARKETS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


PAULA DEEN MAKING A COMEBACK-VO


PAULA DEEN IS MAKING A COMEBACK, IN A BIG WAY.

SHE CREATED A NEW COMPANY. REVOLVING AROUND, HER SOUTHERN COOKING.

IT INCLUDES RESTAURANTS, CRUISES, COOKBOOKS AND OTHER DEEN PRODUCTS.

SHE LOST A T-V CONTRACT.AND MANY SPONSORS OVER A RACIAL SLUR.

DEEN IS PARTNERING WITH A PHOENIX-BASED COMPANY. FOR THE 100-MILLION DOLLAR DEAL.

THE NEW VENTURE, LAUNCHES IN THE NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SHIA LABEOUF NEW GALLERY-VO


SHIA LABEOUF HAS A BIZARRE NEW PROJECT -- HE'S PART OF AN ART INSTALLATION IN LOS ANGELES.

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

NOW LABEOUF HAS A GALLERY SHOW IN L-A.

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

VISITORS ENTER ONE AT A TIME, AND SELECT SOMETHING FROM A TABLE OF ITEMS RELATED TO HIS WORK, LIKE A "TRANSFORMERS" TOY.

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


JOHN OLIVER NEW HBO SHOW-VO


YOU REMEMBER JOHN OLIVER, ON THE DAILY SHOW.

HE HAS A NEW H-B-O SHOW.

"LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER". WILL START SUNDAY, APRIL 27TH.

IT'S A WEEKLY SATIRE, OF CURRENT EVENTS.

OLIVER LEFT THE DAILY SHOW, WHERE HE'D BEEN A CORRESPONDENT SINCE 2006. Return to index of stories...


SID CAESAR DIES-TRX-VOTOPS


A COMIC LEGEND HAS DIED.

SID CAESAR BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN THE 1950'S, AS THE STAR OF THE N-B-C COMEDY SERIES "YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS---"

WHICH EARNED HIM ONE MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

THAT WAS A LOT OF MONEY BACK IN 1953.

CAESAR WON TWO EMMY AWARDS.

FLOWERS WERE LAID BY HIS STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.

SID CAESAR WAS 91. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) SHOTS FIRED ON 41-VO-SS


THREE PEOPLE WENT BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES AFTER A WILD RIDE THAT ENDED IN GUNFIRE ON U-S 41.

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

TRYING TO ESCAPE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND.

HER HUSBAND CHASED AFTER HER. AND BEGAN RAMMING THE CAR. THAT'S WHEN SHOTS WERE FIRED.

THREE PEOPLE ARE NOW FACING WEAPON CHARGES. TWO OF THE MEN ARRESTED ARE RIGHT HERE ON YOUR SCREEN.

THEY ARE KYLE IRVIN AND RODDRICK PASLEY.

THE WOMAN'S HUSBAND CRAIG SPURLOCK AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL.

WE WILL HAVE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS


THE MURDER TRIAL OF JEFFERY MORETZ. 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.

HE SAYS IT WAS IN A FIT OF PASSION. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE MAYOR RECOUNT-VOTOPS


A JUDGE COULD RULE AS EARLY AS TODAY ON THE CAPE MAYORAL ELECTION.

FORMER CAPE MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN DOESN'T WANT A RECOUNT ANYMORE.

HE WANTS A COMPLETE DO-OVER!

HE ARGUES THERE SHOULD BE A WHOLE NEW ELECTION.

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

SULLIVAN LOST BY 121 VOTES.

ABC SEVEN WILL BE AT THE LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE TODAY TRACKING THE DECISION. Return to index of stories...


TS4) ESTERO TEACHER-VOTOPS


AN ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IS OUT OF A JOB THIS MORNING.

AFTER DETAILS OF A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT CAME TO LIGHT.

RIGHT NOW -- WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION --

OFFICIALS ARE BEING VERY TIGHT LIPPED --

THE STUDENT'S PARENTS TELL US THE RELATIONSHIP HAPPENED OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS --

THIS WAS THE TEACHER'S FIRST YEAR IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


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REMEMBER YOU CAN GET ALL OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES, BREAKING NEWS AND YOUR PRECISION FORECAST ON ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...