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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE------------
HEADLINES------------- TZ1 A STAGED KIDNAPPING-SOTVO
HL1) MORETZ-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B BRUSH YOUR PET'S TEETH-VOTOPS
HL2) STRIP CLUB BABY-trxVOTOPS STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
HL3) STAGED KIDNAPPING-TRX VOTOPS FORECAST-PHC
HL4) PRESCRIPTION DRUGS-trxVOTOPS FORECAST-WXWALL
NEWS AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP STAGED KIDNAPPING-POP
CAPE CRASH-SS STAGED KIDNAPPING-PKG
MOBILE METH BUST-SSTOPS VO KIDS' PROXIMITY TO FAST FOOD-TCMON VO WIPE
MORETZ TRIAL-BNC GERMY DOCTORS-VO TOPS
MORETZ TRIAL-VO WIPE BRUSH YOUR PET'S TEETH-VO WIPE
MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO BRUSH YOUR PET'S TEETH-SOTVO
RED DRIFT ALGAE-OTS crash
RED DRIFT ALGAE-LLPKG NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
STRIP CLUB BABY-OC SS(2) TEASE TWO------------
TAMMY HALL-TCMON SS TZ2 A LYING TO YOUR DOCTOR-VOTOPS-WIPE
CAPE MAYOR DEADLINE-POP VO TZ2 B ABUSE AT WPB CAMP-VOTOPS
DUNN CASE LATEST-VO WIPE LYING TO YOUR DOCTOR-ONCAM
DUNN CASE LATEST-SOTVO LYING TO YOUR DOCTOR-PKG
CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-POP VO WIPE LYING TO YOUR DOCTOR-ONCAM
CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-SOTVO WIPE SHOPPING AROUND FOR PRESCRIPTIONS-TCMON VO WIPE
SAME SEX COUPLE-VO TOPS SHOPPING AROUND FOR PRESCRIPTIONS-SOTVO SS TCMON
FLOOD INSURANCE-OTS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
BUSH BREAKFAST-VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
BUSH BREAKFAST-SOTVO TZ3 A RSW CANCELLATIONS-SOTVO
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-SOTVO SS TZ3 B RAYS SPRING TRAINING-VO
NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ3 C KIDS LEFT ALONE FOR SIX DAYS-SOTVO


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NEW AT 5-

THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL TAKES THE STAND IN HIS MURDER TRIAL.

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HEAR FROM JEFFREY MORETZ ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

PLUS --

HE LEFT HIS BABY LOCKED IN A CAR --

WHILE HE STARED AT STRIPPERS --

AT A FORT MYERS STRIP CLUB.

JUST IN TONIGHT --

HOW MUCH TIME HE'LL SPEND BEHIND BARS.

PLUS --

A LITTLE BOY SNATCHED!

HIS KIDNAPPING CAUGHT ON CAMERA--

NOW AT 5--

SEE THE HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION THAT LEFT ONE MOTHER IN TEARS--

HOW IT WILL HELP YOU PROTECT YOUR FAMILY.

AND ABC7 HELSP YOU BEAT THE SKYROCKING COST OF PREPRESCRIPTION DRUGS!

HOW TO SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ON MEDICATION FOR YOUR FAMILY.

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


HL1) MORETZ-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) STRIP CLUB BABY-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) STAGED KIDNAPPING-TRX VOTOPS


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HL4) PRESCRIPTION DRUGS-trxVOTOPS


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NEWS AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE CRASH-SS


RIGHT NOW-

DEL PRADO BOULEVARD SOUTH IN CAPE CORAL HAS JUST REOPENED.

A CHAIN-REACTION CRASHED BACKED UP TRAFFIC AND SEND TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED NEAR WAL-MART AND THE HEADPINZ FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.

6-CARS INVOLVED.

PARAMEDICS EVALUATED 14 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THAT CRASH.

THE TWO PEOPLE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL HAVE MINOR INJURIES.

STAY WITH ABC-7 FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


MOBILE METH BUST-SSTOPS VO


THIS IS THE MAN OFFICERS SAY COOKED METH INSIDE A CAR ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CAPE CORAL.

KEITH LAKIN IS CHARGED WITH TRAFFICKING AND PRODUCING THE DRUG.

POLICE WERE CHECKING OUT A SUSPICIOUS CAR IN A FIELD ON NORTHWEST 18TH AND NORTHWEST 27TH TERRACE WHEN THEY FOUND THE ONE-POT LAB.

THEY FOUND IT UNDER A SEAT IN THE CAR.

A HAZ-MAT TEAM CLEARED OUT THE LAB.

OFFICERS SAY A SECOND PERSON IN THE CAR WAS NOT INVOLVED AND IS NOT CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-BNC


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM --

AN ACCUSED COLLIER COUNTY KILLER --

IS ON THE STAND DEFENDING HIMSELF.

JEFFREY MORETZ JUST TOOK THE WITNESS STAND --

LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS ESTRANGED WIFE CHRISTINE AT A NAPLES HOSPITAL.

HE BLAMES AN AFFAIR BETWEEN HIS WIFE AND CHRISTOPHER SERNA FOR WHAT HE DID.

HE SAYS IT DROVE HIM CRAZY --

AND HE ACTED IN THE HEAT OF PASSION.

CLAIMS HE DOESN'T EVEN REMEMBER SHOOTING HIS WIFE.

HE SAYS HE HAD A PANIC ATTACK BEFORE GOING INTO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-VO WIPE


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MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO


2:07:05 "My whole world had just caved in. The one thing I always feared more than anything in the world more than paralyzed and dying was losing my wife."

MORETZ COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON --

IF A JURY CONVICTS HIM OF MURDER.

A MANSLAUGHTER CONVICTION DROPS THE SENTENCE TO 30 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-OTS


IF YOU'RE HITTING THE BEACH THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND -- RED DRIFT ALGAE IS BACK.

ABC-7'S GEORGE SOLIS SPENT THE DAY TRAVELLING OUR COAST TO DISCOVER WHICH BEACHES TO HIT TO AVOID IT. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-LLPKG


RIGHT NOW THE ALGAE IS PATCHY

YOU MAY BE IN ONE SPOT WHERE IT'S PERFECTLY FINE AND THE NEXT MINUTE FIND YOURSELF SURROUNDED BY IT.

TAKE VO:

A LOT OF IT WEATHER DEPENDENT.

ON A WARM DAY LIKE TODAY YOU MAY NOT SEE AS MUCH ALGAE AS YOU WOULD IN A COLD ONE.

WHICH IS WHY ITS NOT UNCOMMON TO SEE THE ALGAE MORE IN THE MORNINGS.

ON OUR TOUR OF THE BEACHES TODAY WE SPOTTED THE HEAVIEST CONCENTRATION OF ALGAE ON FORT MYERS BEACH

IT'S ALSO WHY SOME LOCALS AND SEASONAL RESIDENTS ARE GOING FURTHER SOUTH TO ENJOY THE WATER,

TAKE SOT:

"We walk every morning around 630 it's pretty bad, it can be 2 inches thick."

"I'm not too fond of it, its just kinda annoying I really wouldn't just want to swim in it."

TAKE GEORGE:

AS WE'VE TOLD YOU

THE ALGAE MAY BE A NUISANCE ON THE BEACH, BUT IT WON'T HARM YOU

LEE COUNTY IS ALSO PRETTY QUICK TO CLEAN UP THE AREA IF THE ALGAE STARTS TO OVERWHELM THE SHORE.

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STRIP CLUB BABY-OC SS(2)


THE FORT MYERS FATHER WHO LEFT HIS FOUR MONTH OLD DAUGHTER LOCKED IN A CAR --

WHILE HE WENT TO A STRIP CLUB --

JUST LEARNED HIS PUNISHMENT.

ANDREW SOSA PLED NO CONTEST TO CHILD NEGLECT --

AFTER WHAT HAPPENED IN DECEMBER.

TODAY --

A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO 200 DAYS IN JAIL WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.

SO LITTLE BIT MORE THAN A HALF YEAR BEHIND BARS.

A CLUB SECURITY GUARD SPOTTED THE BABY AND FLAGGED DOWN A POLICE OFFICER WHO SMASHED IN THE WINDOW TO GET HER OUT.

POLICE SAY THE BABY WAS CHOKING ON HER VOMIT AND SWEATING PROFUSELY. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL-TCMON SS


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL SURRENDERED TO PRISON OFFICIALS AT 10:07 THIS MORNING AS PART OF HER PLEA AGREEMENT.

HALL STOLE MORE THAN 33 THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN MONEY AND USING IT TO PAY HER MORTGAGE AND GO SHOPPING.

INSIDE PRISON WALLS- SHE WILL BE ASSIGNED A JOB FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS.

HALL IS LIVING IN THE CAMP PORTION OF THE PRISON-WHICH MEANS HER ROOM WILL LOOK MORE LIKE AN OPEN DORM THAN A CELL.

WHEN SHE'S RELEASED IN AUGUST- SHE'LL SERVE ANOTHER 90 DAYS ON PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR DEADLINE-POP VO


RIGHT NOW --

THE FUTURE OF CAPE CORAL'S HIGHEST OFFICE IS UP TO A LEE COUNTY JUDGE.

ABC-7 CONFIRMS FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S LAWYER AND CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI'S TEAM HAVE FILED THEIR SUGGESTED RULINGS FOR THE JUDGE.

NOW WE'RE JUST WAITING ON HER DECISION.

SULLIVAN SUED SAWICKI AFTER LOSING BY 121 VOTES.

HE CLAIMS THE CITY VIOLATED THE LAWS DURING THE ELECTION --

AND THERE SHOULD BE A NEW ONE.

THE JUDGE HASN'T SET A TIMEFRAME ON WHEN SHE MAY RULE IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


DUNN CASE LATEST-VO WIPE


THE JURY IS STILL OUT IN THE MICHAEL DUNN MURDER TRIAL

BUT TONIGHT- WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT WHAT DUNN WAS THINKING THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING.

DUNN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

HE SAYS HE ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE WHEN HE KILLED JORDAN DAVIS AT A CONVENIENCE STORE IN JACKSONVILLE AFTER AN ARGUMENT ABOUT LOUD MUSIC.

HE TESTIFIED THAT HE BELIEVED HE SAW A SHOTGUN IN THE TEENS' VEHICLE.

BUT ONE WAS NEVER FOUND.

HIS ATTORNEY EXPLAINS WHY DUNN SAID HE BELIEVED HE HAD TO SHOOT. Return to index of stories...


DUNN CASE LATEST-SOTVO


in this state and in this country where there are laws that protect you, it is better to be judged by 12 than carried by six, and that was his mentality that night."

IF CONVICTED, DUNN FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-POP VO WIPE


THIS VALENTINE'S DAY --

YOU COULD FEEL THE LOVE IS IN THE AIR --

AT THE LEE COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE!

A-B-C 7 WAS THERE --

AS AT LEAST 30 COUPLES GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS TO SAY "I DO" AT THE CLERKS OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


CLERK'S OFFICE WEDDINGS-SOTVO WIPE


Nancy Scafuri, Just Married

:14:42 my mom and dad got married like this, and they were married fifty years.

:03

::14:48 so it doesnt always mean in a church , means everything is perfect.

yea i dont think that means anything.

:03

:15:04 it matters who you are with.

:01

Rose Cullen, Just Married

:47:27

:06 plus i thought february 14th- he'd remember our anniversary! haha

Rosie!! haha

THE CEREMONIES TAKE ONLY A MATTER OF MINUTES.

THEY COST LESS THAN 150 DOLLARS.

AND THE GUYS WILL HAVE A HARDER TIME FORGETTING THEIR ANNIVERSARY -- SINCE IT'S ON CUPID'S HOLIDAY. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX COUPLE-VO TOPS


ALSO AT THE CLERK'S OFFICE-

THIS SAME SEX COUPLE FROM NORTH FORT MYERS TRIED TO GET MARRIED.

BOB BODYCOMB AND AND PETER PAZUMAS HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR

MORE THAN THREE DECADES.

THEY GOT MARRIED LEGALLY IN NEW YORK TWO MONTHS AGO. ,

BUT THEY WANT A CEREMONY HERE TOO --

AT THEIR HOME-CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

UNLIKE NEW YORK, THOUGH, FLORIDA DOES NOT GRANT SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

THE COUPLE KNEW THEY WOULD BE DENIED TODAY-STILL THEY THANKED THE

CLERKS, AND WERE ALL SMILES AS THEY WALKED AWAY. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD INSURANCE-OTS


LOCAL LEADERS RETURN TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OPTIMISTIC THEY CAN STOP SURGING FLOOD INSURANCE RATES.

FORT MYERS BEACH'S MAYOR ALAN MANDEL TELLS ABC-7 MEETINGS WITH HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS WENT WELL.

HE PREDICTS THE HOUSE COULD TAKE UP THE ISSUE IN A COUPLE WEEKS.

A LAW PASSED TO SHORE UP THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM HAS LED TO SKYROCKETING HIKES FOR THOUSANDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


BUSH BREAKFAST-VO WIPE


TONIGHT --

A DOZEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STUDENTS ARE REALLY FEELING LIKE WINNERS RIGHT NOW!

THE "BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR FAMILY LITERACY" HONORED THE KIDS TODAY --

AT A SPECIAL BREAKFAST AT THE HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT.

THESE 12 WON THE "2014 VALENTINE'S ADVENTURE STUDENT WRITING CONTEST."

FLORIDA'S FIRST LADY ANN SCOTT WAS THERE TO CONGRATULATE THE KIDS -- WHO WERE REALLY EXCITED TO SHOW OFF THEIR WORK. Return to index of stories...


BUSH BREAKFAST-SOTVO


18-31 I believe that early learning builds a foundation for lifelong learning. And getting these kids to read as early as possible, getting them to read and write, will make them lifelong readers

11:37 - 11:50

I feel very honored. I was very flattered that she went up to me and started talking to me. I felt like I really messed up. And I was surprised that she complimented me about it so yeah, I'm really happy.

TODAY'S BREAKFAST IS PART OF THE FOUNDATION'S 14TH ANNUAL "CELEBRATION OF READING" FESTIVITIES

FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH AND HIS FAMILY HOST ANOTHER EVENT TONIGHT WHICH WILL FEATURE A NUMBER OF AUTHORS. Return to index of stories...


FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-SOTVO SS


nats of parade

PREPARATIONS ARE UNDERWAY LARGEST NIGHT PARADE IN THE SOUTH - THE EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT PARADE.

IT STARTS AT SEVEN O CLOCK TOMORROW NIGHT

BUT THE FUN KICKS OFF AT 10 AM TOMORROW - WITH ALL KIDS ON ACTIVITIES - ALL-DAY ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC.

HERE IS A LOOK AT THE ROUTE

IT STARTS AT FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GOES ALONG U-S 41, TO DOWNTOWN, AND ENDS AT MAIN AND JACKSON STREETS.

MORE THAN A DOZEN STREETS WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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


this man in a jacket, he tried to get me

A KIDNAPPING CAUGHT ON CAMERA--

NEW AT 5-

THE REVEALING HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO SEE.

AND YOUR DOGS NEED PEARLY WHITES TOO!

*WHY* YOU NEED TO BRUSH THEIR TEETH TO SAVE THEIR LIVES!

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


TZ1 A STAGED KIDNAPPING-SOTVO


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TZ1 B BRUSH YOUR PET'S TEETH-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


It was a sun-filled but somewhat cool Valentine's Day across Southwest Florida, with highs only in the mid to upper 60s. If you're heading out to celebrate this evening, make sure to bring a jacket, with temps falling into the 50s. Overnight lows will not be as chilly, with temps holding in the mid 50s.

We start a slow warming trend for the weekend, with highs on Saturday climbing into the low 70s. A weak cool front will work through the area late Saturday, bringing a few clouds and a reinforcing shot of cool air. This cool air will bring lows Saturday Night down in the mid 40s, with low 40s possible inland.

Despite the cool air in the morning, the warmup will march on Sunday. Expect plenty of sun and highs climbing into the mid 70s.

The quiet and dry weather still looks to continue into next week. Sunshine will continue for President's Day, with highs in the upper 70s. More sun is likely on Tuesday, with temps back in the low 80s.

A touch more moisture will arrive midweek, bringing a few more clouds to the area. Highs by Thursday will push into the mid 80s.

It still looks like no major weather systems will affect the region over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


STAGED KIDNAPPING-POP


A HIDDEN-CAMERA EXPERIMENT- GOING VIRAL.

IT'S RAISING IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE REACT WHEN THEY SEE A CHILD

POSSIBLY BEING KIDNAPPED RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EYES.

YOU'LL BE SURPRISED AT HOW MANY PEOPLE DO THE RIGHT THING.

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STAGED KIDNAPPING-PKG


WATCH THIS YOUNG BOY

THE MAN YOU SEE WITH HIM - APPEARS TO BE A STRANGERTRYING TO COAX THE BOY TO

GO WITH HIM

NATS: Yousef: I have ice cream, I have candy.

NOW - WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE BOY TRIES TO GET HELP.

NATS FROM VIDEO: Nathan: this man in a jacket he

tried to get me.

INSTEAD OF HELPING - HE WALKS AWAY -- EVEN SHAKing THE *STRANGER'S* HAND.

NATS FROM VIDEO: Person: he said some guy tried to put him in his

car, I don't know / STRANGER:: really? --shake hands- / Person: no

problem no problem.

THANKFULLY, THIS KIDNAPPING IS ACTUALLY A STAGED SCENE. THE BOY AND

ALLEGED STRANGER ARE IN ON IT, BUT THE PEOPLE THEY ENCOUNTER ARE NOT.

AND THIS MORNING, THE HIDDEN CAMERA EXPERIMENT IS GOING VIRAL - WITH NEARLY

2 MILLION VIEWS IN JUST A FEW DAYS.

/

YOUSEF ERAKAT FILMED THE PROJECT, POSING AS THE KIDNAPPER. /HE WANTED TO

FIND OUT.WHAT WOULD REAL PEOPLE DO IF THEY SAW *THIS* HAPPENING?

SOT: 17:26:39;24 ABBIE: Do you think this video may have gone too far?

YOUSEF ERAKAT: 17:26:44;02 I don't think so at all. A lot of people said

it went too far, but I was like, why? / if nobody pushes it too far, how

are we gonna get change?

NATHAN FLORES IS THE BOY IN THAT VIDEO

SOT ABBIE BOURDREAU: 16:35:29;22 Why did you wanna do it? / NATHAN

ESCOBAR: 16:35:31;11 To change the world and stop people from abducting

other people's children.

IN THE VIDEO - SEVERAL PEOPLE *DO* HELP PROTECT NATHAN

THIS WOMAN - EVEN PEPPER SPRAYING THE *STRANGER.*

NATS: --girl pulls the boy away---

AND THIS MAN - ANDRE JEFFERSON - SAYS HIS INSTINCT JUST KICKED IN.

/ ABBIE BOUDREAU: 17:36:11;04 You felt responsible? / ANDRE JEFFERSON:

17:36:13;00 I did. I felt 100% responsible, because he came to me.

SOT: YOUSEF ERAKAT: 17:37:06;23 Something crazy is when I revealed it to

him / I pointed at the camera,

and he shook my hand, his hand was shaking. / ANDRE JEFFERSON: 17:37:16

;11 I think I was more scared than the little boy at that point in time.

SOT: MOM: 16:44:15;11 I was crying when I saw that he was-- he did not

let him go near my son.

NOW THIS POWERFUL VIDEO ASKING ALL OF US: HOW WOULD *YOU* REACT?

SOT: MOM: CLAIRE FLORES: 6:47:04;18 we all need to keep our eyes out, be

more aware of our surroundings and take care of our children.

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KIDS' PROXIMITY TO FAST FOOD-TCMON VO WIPE


INTERESTING RESULTS.

THIS WAS INTEREST TOO.

LIVING NEAR FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS MAY BE CONVIENT.

BUT IT'S ALSO BAD FOR YOUR KID'S HEALTH.

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

A NEW STUDY SAYS CHILDREN WHO LIVE NEAR FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE OBESE.

THE PROBLEM WORSENED IN OLDER CHILDREN --

WHO HAD MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR FOOD CHOICES. Return to index of stories...


GERMY DOCTORS-VO TOPS


SPEAKING OF KIDS --

IT COULD BE THAT THE PLACE THEY GO TO GET WELL --

COULD ALSO MAKE THEM SICK!

A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA --

SHOWS MORE THAN 700-THOUSAND FLU-LIKE ILLNESSES POP UP WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER ROUTINE DOCTOR VISITS.

RESEARCHERS STRESS -- THESE CHECK-UPS REMAIN VITALLY IMPORTANT TO A CHILD'S HEALTH.

BUT THEY OFFERED SUGGESTIONS TO MAKE THINGS BETTER.

GOOD HANDWASHING.

COUGH ETIQUETTE.

AND HAVING SEPARATE WAITING ROOMS FOR SICK AND HEALTHY CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH YOUR PET'S TEETH-VO WIPE


FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH.

ORAL DISEASE IS THE MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED HEALTH PROBLEM FOR PETS BY AGE

3.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO BRUSH YOUR PET'S TEETH.

START BY PUTTING PET TOOTHPASTE ON YOUR FINGER OR A WASHCLOTH AND WIPING THE

ANIMAL'S TEETH. THEN WORK YOUR WAY UP TO A TOOTHBRUSH.

MAKE SURE BRUSHING THEIR TEETH GOES ALONG WITH SOMETHING THAT MAKES THEIR TAIL

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BRUSH YOUR PET'S TEETH-SOTVO


CG: Dr. Marjory Artzer, Kansas State University Veterinarian

I would also encourage people to couple it with something their pet

enjoys so if they like to get brushed, they can brush their teeth then brush

their hair or if they like to play ball, you can brush their teeth then play

ball..

DON'T FORGET- YOUR DOG OR CAT SHOULD ALSO BE GETTING YEARLY DENTAL EXAMS FROM THEIR VETERANARIAN. Return to index of stories...


crash


Confirmed:DANIELS axe deets

PER SOUTH TRAIL FD:

assistant Cheif Ben bengston

9 patients

6 kids / ages 3 and under

Treated as mass casualty incident

Non life threatening

All transported to Lee memorial hospital

Axe still under investigation-

Appears Van headed westbound on DANIELS

SUV trying to turn on to DANIELS they collided and SUV Flipped

multiple times

DANIELS traffic being rerouted on frontage road to TREELINE

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


IT'S TIME TO CONFESS!

ARE YOU'RE LYING TO THE PERSON YOU SHOULD BE TRUSTING.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE TELLING THEIR DOCTORS AND WHY IT COULD BE DEADLY.

PLUS -

ABUSE AT A FLORIDA CAMP FOR CHILDREN.

THE COUNSELOR ACCUSED OF THROWING CHAIRS.

TAPING MOUTHS SHUT AND SQUEEZING THEM.

HEAR FROM THE CAMP DIRECTOR ABOUT THE ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


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TZ2 B ABUSE AT WPB CAMP-VOTOPS


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LYING TO YOUR DOCTOR-ONCAM


ALWAYS TELL YOUR DOCTOR THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH?

IF THE ANSWER'S NO -- AND SOME SURVEYS SUGGEST IT PROBABLY IS --

YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS AT RISK!

NEW AT 5 --

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LYING TO YOUR DOCTOR-PKG


CG

Brendnell Brisbon

Patient

In: :02

Out: :05

"Uh, I don't tell them, you know, exactly all the sweets that I eat."

CG

Allison Gross

Patient

In: :05

Out: :13

"If it's something that I feel is of-the-norm, and not a huge risk then I would omit it."

VO/NARRATION…………….

FIBBING IS FAR FROM WHAT ENDOCRINOLOGIST MUNIRA SIDDIQUI WANTS TO HEAR IN HER OFFICE.

CG

Munira Siddiqui, MD

Endocrinologist

Morton Plant Mease Hospital

In: :18

Out: :20

"It can be very, um, detrimental to your health."

VO/NARRATION…………….

SIDDIQUI TREATS DIABETICS. SHE'S EVEN HAD TO FIRE A FIBBING PATIENT.

Munira Siddiqui, MD

In: :25

Out: :35

Covered first 3 seconds

"They were actually making up their blood sugar numbers and the reason why they did it is that they knew I wouldn't give them, um, samples, um, if they would not have blood sugars when they came in to see me."

VO/NARRATION…………….

SMOKING, ALCOHOL, AND ILLICIT DRUGS ARE WHAT SOME PATIENTS LIE ABOUT. DOCTOR SIDDIQUI'S PATIENTS MAY LIE BECAUSE THEY FEAR THEY COULD LOSE INSURANCE COVERAGE.

VO/NARRATION…………….

GRAPHIC:

In: 1:11

Out: 1:20

A CLEVELAND CLINIC SURVEY SHOWED THAT 28-PERCENT OF PATIENTS ADMITTED TO LYING. BUT IN A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT, DOCTORS SAY THE REAL NUMBER IS 77-PERCENT.

Munira Sidiqui, MD

In: 1:20

Out: 1:25

"I do need people to be truthful, I need people to be honest, I need them to be compliant, in order to help them."

Valeria Moore, PSYD

In: 1:25

Out: 1:27

"There's always things that we want to hold and keep to ourselves."

VO/NARRATION…………….

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LYING TO YOUR DOCTOR-ONCAM


REMEMBER THE SHOW "HOUSE" --

PARTIALLY BASED ON THE IDEA EVERY PATIENT LIES.

BUT THE LYING GOES BOTH WAYS.

ONE IN TEN DOCTORS ADMITS THEY FIBBED TOO.

BEING MORE POSITIVE ABOUT A DIAGNOSIS THAN THEY REALLY WERE --

OR NOT ADMITTING TO A MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


SHOPPING AROUND FOR PRESCRIPTIONS-TCMON VO WIPE


ABC-7'S SMART SHOPPER FOUND *SHOPPING AROUND* CAN SAVE YOU BIG MONEY ON YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS.

70 PERCENT OF AMERICANS TAKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

AND THE PRICES AT DIFFERENT PHARMACIES WILDLY VARY.

SOMETHING GEORGE TURNER FOUND OUT FIRST-HAND.

FOR TWO YEARS, HE HAD BEEN PAYING $35 FOR A 90-DAY SUPPLY AT A LOCAL PHARMACY.

BUT THIS TIME, HIS DOCTOR ORDERED THE PRESCRIPTION AT WALMART BY MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


SHOPPING AROUND FOR PRESCRIPTIONS-SOTVO SS TCMON


"And when I walked into Walmart to get the prescription, she said, 'That will be $160.08,' and I said, 'You have to be kidding.' That's more than four times what we've been paying."

WE COMPARED FIVE OF THE MOST POPULAR GENERIC DRUGS AND THE PRICES FOR THOSE DRUGS AT FIVE DIFFERENT PHARMACIES:

WALGREENS- TARGET- C-V-S- WAL-MART- AND COSTCO.

THE DIFFERENCE IS SHOCKING.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE HIGHEST PRICE?

WALGREENS AT 8-HUNDRED-70 DOLLARS!

THE SAME FIVE DRUGS AT COSTCO WOULD COST JUST 76-DOLLARS.

THAT'S A DIFFERENCE OF NEARLY 8-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A ONE-MONTH SUPPLY.

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


"I'm obviously not so happy."

NO ONE IS!

THE DISASTER AT R-S-W!

WE REVEAL THE AIRLINE THAT HAS PEOPLE WAITING *HOURS* TO RE-BOOK CANCELLED FLIGHTS!

WE HAVE THREE MAJOR LEAGUE TEAMS WHO SPRING TRAIN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE ONE THAT COULD LEAVE AND WHY.

HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR BOTTOMLINE.

They never told me where they were going- they never tell me. Never happened for this long.

THIS GRANDMOTHER FOUND HER FOUR GRANDCHILDREN ALONE.

ABANDONED INSIDE THIS SNOWED-IN HOUSE FOR SIX DAYS!

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TZ3 A RSW CANCELLATIONS-SOTVO


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TZ3 B RAYS SPRING TRAINING-VO


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TZ3 C KIDS LEFT ALONE FOR SIX DAYS-SOTVO


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