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BREAKING NEWS CLIP NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES------------- NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL1) TAMMY HALL PRISON-VO-WIPE TS1) TAMMY HALL PRISON-VOTOPS
HL2) LOVE AND MONEY-VO-WIPE TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS
HL3) WEATHER DELAYS-VOTOPS TS3) LOUD MUSIC TRIAL CONTINUES-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL NYC MAYOR BLAMED SNOWSTORM-TRX-2-SHOT
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NYC MAYOR BLAMED SNOWSTORM-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-2-SHOT ZIMMERMAN DIVORCE CASE-TRX-VO
WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-TRX-2 SHOT POP DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-TRX-OC-VO-OC
WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-LIVE U MISSING FSU STUDENT-TRX-VO
WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-VO NEWSMAKERS-2 SHOT
WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-LIVE U NEWSMAKERS-PKG
MORETZ TRIAL-TRX-VO PISTORIUS V DAY ANNIVERSARY-VO
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL CONTINUES-TRX-VOTOPS TN MAIL BOMBING ARREST-VO
WRONG WAY CRASH DIPLOMAS-VO FL PARASAILING BILL-ANIBOX-VO
FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-2SHOT-VO PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED BY PLOW-VO
VA GAY RIGHTS RULING-TRX-VOTOPS DRIVER FIRED FOR BUS BRAWL CAUGHT ON TAPE-VO
SNOWDEN NSA PASSWORDS-TRX-VO UT JEWELRY THIEF GETS TRAPPED IN STORE-VO
OBAMA SEVERE DROUGHT-VO AVALANCHE CAUGHT ON TAPE-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT PINK HAIR CONTROVERSY-VO
TZ1 A LOVE AND MONEY ANTI VALENTINE'S DAY-VOTOPS PINK HAIR CONTROVERSY-SOTVO
TZ1 B HAPPIEST COUPLES-VOTOPS BEER BUSINESS-VO
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TAMMY HALL PRISON-TRX- TC MON TZ5 A GOOGLE LOVE STORIES-VO-WIPE
TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U TZ5 B VALENTINE'S DAY ONLINE SCAM-VOTOPS
TAMMY HALL PRISON-VO WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TAMMY HALL OLD VIDEO-VO GOOGLE LOVE STORIES-2-SHOT SOT-VO
TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U VALENTINE'S DAY ONLINE SCAM-VO
NAPLES EMBEZZLING-TRX-OC THE DATE BOOK-VO
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT MONEY TALKS BEFORE MARRIAGE-VO
TZ1 A CLEAVA TRIAL-VO STARBUCKS VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL-TRX-VOTOPS
LOVE AND MONEY ANTI VALENTINE'S DAY-2-SHOT COLORADO SPRINGS MOST ROMANTIC CITY-VO
LOVE AND MONEY ANTI VALENTINE'S DAY-PKG GETTING MARRIED TODAY-2-SHOT-BNR
HAPPIEST COUPLES-2SH-VO STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
MASSIVE WINTER STORM FROM SPACE-VOTOPS CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP FORECAST-WX WALL
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST FACEBOOK INVOLVED IN LAWSUIT OVER PRIVACY POLICY-T
FORECAST-WXWALL FACEBOOK GENDER-TRX-VOTOPS
ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-OC-2SS EXERCISE STROKE -VO
JOGGER ATTACK-OC VO SS(2) FAST FOOD AND KIDS-TRX-VOTOPS
CLEAVA TRIAL-TRX-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
LIGHTNING DETECTORS-VO TZ 6 A DRAKE WON'T DO MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS-VO
LEHIGH INCORPORTATION-TRX-VOTOPS FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES-TRX-VOTOPS DRAKE WON'T DO MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT ACTOR RALPH WAITE DIES-TRX-VOTOPS
TZ3 A WORKING OFF LOVE HANDLES-VO-WIPE DROP DEAD DIVA LAST SEASON-VO
BREAK FOUR AT 9:21:10 BIGGEST LOSER OVERDID IT-VO
BREAKING NEWS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
WORKING OFF LOVE HANDLES-2-SHOT POP 100 CAR PILE UP-VOTOPS
WORKING OFF LOVE HANDLES-PKG TS1) TAMMY HALL PRISON-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS
TZ4 A NYC MAYOR BLAMED SNOWSTORM-VO-WIPE TS3) LOUD MUSIC TRIAL CONTINUES-VOTOPS
TZ4 B DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-VOTOPS-WIPE TS4) CLEVA TRIAL-VOTOPS
TZ4 C FL PARASAILING BILL-VOTOPS CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


SHE DID THE CRIME

NOW SHE'LL DO THE TIME.

TAMMY HALL HAS A DEAD LINE TO TURN HERSELF IN

WE'RE LIVE WITH WHAT PRISON LIFE WILL REALLY BE LIKE

AND LOVE OR MONEY?

TODAY IT'S ABOUT BOTH!

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS BILLION DOLLAR HOLIDAY.

AND.A NEW TREND JUST FOR THE SINGLES

AND ONE PERSON. NOT SHOWING THE LOVE.

MOTHER NATURE

WHY FLOWERS, GIFTS, AND CANDY ARE ALL BEING HELD HOSTAGE. Return to index of stories...


HL1) TAMMY HALL PRISON-VO-WIPE


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HL2) LOVE AND MONEY-VO-WIPE


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HL3) WEATHER DELAYS-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-2-SHOT


YOU'LL NOTICE IT'S COOLER WHEN YOU STEP OUTSIDE TODAY!

GOOD MORNING I'M AMY SEDLACEK

THANKS FOR JOINING US.ON ABC 7

I'M CHANCE SEALES

. WE'RE TRACKING THE MORNING LOWS. YOUR VALENTINE'S EVENING. AND THE WEEKEND.

STORMWARN 7 METEROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE, WITH WHAT'S IN STORE. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-TRX-2 SHOT POP


THIS WINTER STORM IS FORCING AIRLINES. TO CANCEL THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS NATIONWIDE.

SOME OF THE BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD-- CAME TO A HALT.

THAT IS CAUSING A MAJOR RIPPLE AFFECT ACROSS THE COUNTY---EVEN HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE AT RSW TO SEE HOW ITS AFFECTING TRAVELERS.

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WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-LIVE U


--MUCH BETTER TODAY THEN YESTERDAY.

--STILL SEVERAL CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS

-- WORST CITIES --- EWR PHL BWI DCA LGA

--BE PREPARED

-- PACKS LOTS OF PATIENCE

--TALK ABOUT LINES

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WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-VO


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WINTER WEATHER DELAYS-LIVE U


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MORETZ TRIAL-TRX-VO


JEFFERY MORETZ WILL BE BACK IN COURT TODAY. FOR DAY THREE OF HIS MURDER TRIAL.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING, HIS ESTRANGED WIFE. CHRISTINE.

MORETZ IS HOPING TO AVOID A "SECOND DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION."

HE'D AVOID LIFE IN PRISON. WITHOUT PAROLE.

COUNT ON ANC-7 TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL CONTINUES-TRX-VOTOPS


ALSO IN COURT TODAY. IN JACKSONVILLE.

A JURY STARTS DAY THREE OF DELIBERATIONS.

THEY'RE DECIDING THE FATE IN THE MURDER TRIAL OF MICHAEL DUNN.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE OPENED FIRE ON FOUR TEENS IN AN S-U-V BECAUSE THEIR MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD.

ONE DIED.

DUNN'S CLAIMING SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


WRONG WAY CRASH DIPLOMAS-VO


THEY WILL NEVER WALK IN GRADUATION.

BUT THIS MORNING. ABC-7 FINDING OU.T A FEW USF STUDENTS NO LONGER LIVING. WILL STILL GET THEIR DIPLOMAS.

FOUR STUDENTS WERE KILLED ON I-275 AFTER THEY WERE HIT. BY A WRONG-WAY DRIVER.

INCLUDING, A LOCAL MAN. 20-YEAR-OLD JIM ILLIAS.

USF'S PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED THOSE FOUR STUDENTS *WILL BE AWARDED THEIR DEGREES. AT THE SPRING COMMENCEMENT WITH THE REST OF THEIR CLASS. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-2SHOT-VO


THIS MORNING SUPPORTERS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ARE RAMPING UP EFFORTS TO CHANGE STATE LAW. HERE IN FLORIDA.

THEY FILED A 21-PAGE LAWSUIT IN STATE COURT.

NOW THEY FACE, A LONG LEGAL BATTLE.

SIX SAME-SEX COUPLES. FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CLERK OF COURTS IN MIAMI. FOR REFUSING TO ISSUE THEM MARRIAGE LICENSES.

ATTORNEYS FOR THE CITY. SAY STATE LAW WAS FOLLOWED.

NATIONWIDE. THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE IS PLAYING OUT ON THE STATE LEVEL. Return to index of stories...


VA GAY RIGHTS RULING-TRX-VOTOPS


A JUDGE STRUCK DOWN THE BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN VIRGINIA.

A U-S DISTRICT JUDGE, SAYS IT DENIES EQUAL PROTECTION, GUARANTEED UNDER THE 14TH AMENDMENT.

ANY CHANGES HAVE BEEN STAYED, PENDING APPEAL. MEANING SAME-SEX MARRIAGES WON'T BEGIN RIGHT AWAY.

THE COMMONWEALTH PASSED THE BAN IN 2006. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN NSA PASSWORDS-TRX-VO


A SWEEPING INTERNAL INQUIRY. BY THE N-S-A

IS REVEALING NEW DETAILS. ABOUT HOW EDWARD SNOWDEN. ACCESSED THE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS HE LEAKED TO THE MEDIA.

AN NSA MEMO. INDICATES ONE EMPLOYEE SHARED HIS PERSONAL LOG-IN WITH SNOWDEN. WHICH SNOWDEN THEN USED TO ACCESS TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS.

THAT EMPLOYEE HAS NOW RESIGNED.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE ARE ALSO SUSPECTED OF HELPING SNOWDEN.

ONE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE MILITARY.

AND BOTH HAVE BEEN BARRED FROM NSA FACILITIES. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA SEVERE DROUGHT-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TRAVELING TO CALIFORNIA LATER TODAY. FOR A BRIEFING ON THE STATE'S SEVERE DROUGHT.

IN FRESNO, THERE'S A ROUNDTABLE MEETING. ON EFFORTS TO RESPOND TO THE DROUGHT.

THE PRESIDENT ALSO PLANS, TO TOUR THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


WHICH DO YOU VALUE MORE.

AN EXPENSIVE GIFT

OR QUALITY TIME?

AN EXPENSIVE GIFT

OR QUALITY TIME?

A NEW TREND THIS VALENTINE'S DAY.

AND A HOT IDEA FOR SINGLES.

AND IT IS THE HOLIDAY OF LOVE.

SO HOW MUCH TIME IN THE BEDROOM

DO YOU NEED TO BE HAPPY?

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TZ1 A LOVE AND MONEY ANTI VALENTINE'S DAY-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HAPPIEST COUPLES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


TAMMY HALL PRISON-TRX- TC MON


WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE-

DISGRACED LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL HAS UNTIL THE END OF THE DAY TO TURN HERSELF IN TO A FEDERAL PRISON,

AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO WIRE FRAUD CHARGES.

ABC-7'S JOELLE PARKS SPENT THE NIGHT KEEPING A EYE ON COLEMAN STATE PENITENTIARY IN SUMTERVILLE. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U


THE OFFICIAL WORK DAY HAS STARTED HERE AT COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISON.

TAMMY HALL COULD TURN HERSELF IN ANY MINUTE TO THE FACILITY SHE'S BEEN ASSIGNED.

THIS IS ONE OF 4 OPTIONS IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL PRISON-VO


WE WATCHED ALL NIGHT LONG,

AS HEADLIGHT AFTER HEADLIGHT ENTERED COLEMAN.

THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS TELLING US HALL HASN'T SURRENDERED ANYWHERE YET.

THEY WONT REVEAL THE TIME OR LOCATION,

BUT SAY THAT HALL KNOWS WHERE SHES SUPPOSED TO GO AND WHEN.

ALL THIS LIKELY TO HAPPEN DURING WHAT THEY CALL NORMAL PRISON HOURS. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL OLD VIDEO-VO


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TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U


WE'RE STAYING OUT HERE TO STAY ON STOP OF THIS STORY.

RIGHT NOW IM WORKING MY SOURCES TO TRY AND PINPOINT NEW DETAILS.

ILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS I LEARN ANYTHING.

REPORTING LIVE JP. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES EMBEZZLING-TRX-OC


FROM A CITY EMPLOYEE. TO A BIG TIME BUSINESSMAN.

A NAPLES DEVELOPER. IS CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY *ALFRED LENZ*. STOLE TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN A WIRE FRAUD SCHEME.

HE'S THE CONTROLLER FOR THE VINEYARDS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

IF CONVICTED HE FACES UP TO 60 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


A BATTLE OVER A PIECE OF CLOTH -- USED TO COVER A WOMAN'S CLEVAGE.

A SMALL NAPLES COMPANY TAKES ON A BIG RETAILER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN A VERDICT IS EXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A CLEAVA TRIAL-VO


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LOVE AND MONEY ANTI VALENTINE'S DAY-2-SHOT


VALENTINE'S DAY IS BIG BUSINESS, BUT - INCREASINGLY - SO IS AVOIDING IT.

LOTS OF SOLD-OUT RESTAURANTS TONIGHT.

AND A NEW TREND. CATERING TO THE SINGLE PEOPLE.

KARIN CAIFA EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


LOVE AND MONEY ANTI VALENTINE'S DAY-PKG


LOVE IS IN THE AIR, AND FOR THOSE WITH A SPECIAL SOMEONE THIS VALENTINE'S DAY, THINGS ARE REALLY SWEET.

I love Valentine's Day because it's a day of expression of love./

Now I love it, but I'm newly married.

FOR OTHERS, EH, IT DEPENDS.

The actual day can be good or bad, depending on your personal situation

AND FOR SOME, IT'S JUST KINDA BITTER.

AS HEARTS, FLOWERS, AND CHAMPAGNE OVERRUN THE MAJORITY OF RESTAURANTS A SMALL NUMBER WILL BUCK THE TREND LIKE WASHINGTON'S BAR PILAR.

Owen: Rather than the traditional sit-down-with-your-girlfriend kind of dinner we throw a - what is this, the third year now? - an anti-Valentine's Day party.

AMERICANS WILL SPEND AN ESTIMATED 3-POINT-FIVE BILLION DOLLARS ON A VALENTINE'S NIGHT OUT. MOST OF IT AT UPSCALE RESTAURANTS WITH FANCY, HEARTFELT MENUS.

BACK IN KITCHEN AT BAR PILAR, EXECUTIVE CHEF JESSE MILLER WILL COOK UP THE MOST TASTY, YET LEAST ROMANTIC DISHES HE COULD THINK OF, INCLUDING THESE FRIED VEAL SWEETBREADS, WHICH, TO THE UNINITIATED, ARE THE GLANDSOF A CALF.

What don't I want to eat in front of a woman, especially on a date. Especially being sloppy, not disgusting, but things that you normally don't eat like hearts, innards, and Sloppy Joes. Things like that.

WASH IT DOWN WITH A BITTER COCKTAIL OF GRAPEFRUIT BEER AND MALORT, A WORMWOOD LIQUEUR.

THEIR UPSTAIRS DINING ROOM IS TOTALLY BOOKED AND IT'S NOT ONLY LONELY HEARTS. BAR PILAR SAYS THEY'VE GOT COUPLES COMING BY, DINERS WHO WANT A CELEBRATION THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE OVERSIZED TEDDY BEARS AND SACCAHRINE SENTIMENTS JUST A REGULAR NIGHT OUT, THAT HAPPENS TO FALL ON FEBRUARY THE FOURTEENTH.

IN WASHINGTON, I'M KARIN CAIFA. Return to index of stories...


HAPPIEST COUPLES-2SH-VO


TALKING ABOUT LOVE THIS MORNING.

WHAT ARE THE SECRETS OF THE HAPPIEST COUPLES.

WE CAN'T IGNORE LOVE *MAKING,.

HAPPIEST COUPLES HAVE SEX, 2-3 TIMES A WEEK.

PEOPLE ARE 55% MORE LIKELY TO BE HAPPY. WHEN THEY HAVE SEX EVERY FEW DAYS.

AND MAKING LOVE EVEN *ONCE A WEEK. MAKES YOU 44% MORE LIKELY TO BE HAPPY.

CHECK OUT ALL THE FACTS ON OUR FACEBOOK. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE WINTER STORM FROM SPACE-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS---

A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF THE WINTER STORM. FROM SPACE.

NASA SHOWS THE MASSIVE THE WINTER STORM OVER THE SOUTH AND EAST COAST.

THIS INCREDIBLE PHOTO WAS TAKEN WAS TAKEN THURSDAY AROUND 10 IN THE MORNING. 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.

After a chilly start to our Friday morning, temperatures stay quite comfortable through the day with afternoon highs around 70 degrees along with wall to wall sunshine.

Our humidity levels will stay low, and we'll have a nice northeasterly breeze at 5-10 mph.

Rain will stay out of our forecast today and through the weekend, so the weather will work out beautifully for any outdoor plans.

For this evening and tonight, temperatures will be a little on the cool side but not quite as chilly as last night. After sunset, temps will fall into the mid to low 60s for most of the evening and then into the mid to upper 50s after midnight.

We'll start off the weekend with lows between 50-55 on Saturday morning with the cooler spots deep inland. Saturday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with a mostly sunny sky and daytime highs about five degrees warmer at 75.

Winds will also ramp up a bit Saturday with stiff breeze out of the northwest from 10-20 mph.

A reinforcing shot of cool air will bring our morning lows into the upper 40s early Sunday, but we'll warm up nicely by the afternoon with tons of sun and temps in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back in the 80s by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

By Thursday and Friday of next week, there should be enough moisture to produce some isolated downpours, but most of these will form away from the beaches and over the interior part of the peninsula. Until then, our rain chances stay incredibly low, so we'll enjoy a dry stretch of weather for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER UPDATE-OC-2SS


NEW DETAILS NOW.

ABOUT A FORMER ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER. AND SOCCER COACH. ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

THE D-C-F IS INVESTIGATING. DOMENIC FRANK.

THE STUDENT'S MOM, TELLS ABC SEVEN. THEIR DAUGHTER IS ONLY A SOPHOMORE, AND SHE IS DEVASTED.

FRANK IS NOT ONLY OUT OF A JOB.

HE FACES A STATE INVESTIGATION.

HE WAS TEACHING FOR A YEAR-. AND ALSO THE VARSITY BOYS SOCCER COACH. Return to index of stories...


JOGGER ATTACK-OC VO SS(2)


THIS MORNING. ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN IS RECOVERING FROM A SERIOUS INJURY. AND SCARY SITUATION. WHEN HE DECIDED TO GO FOR A RUN.

MICHAEL BASKIND WAS JOGGING IN ENGLEWOOD TUESDAY NEAR LEMON AND BAYSHORE.

HE SAYS THAT'S WHEN HIS 13-YEAR-OLD *NEIGHBOR*. DAMIEN REEL ATTACKED HIM FOR NO REASON. GASHING HIS NECK, AND ATTEMPTING TO SLIT HIS THROAT.

A 15-INCH SERRATED BREAD KNIFE. DID THIS DAMAGE TO BASKIND'S NECK. HELD TOGETHER BY STITCHES THIS MORNING.

HE CALLS HIS TEENAGE NEIGHBOR "EVIL". AND THAT HE HAD NO MOTIVE.

DAMIEN REEL FACES A CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S AT A JUVENILE FACILITY IN SARASOTA. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA TRIAL-TRX-VO


CLOSING ARGUMENTS SHOULD WRAP UP TODAY. IN THE PATENT LAWSUIT BETWEEN A NAPLES BUSINESS. AND THE COMPANY ONTEL.

IT'S OVER THE "CLEAVA". A PIECE OF CLOTHING. MEANT TO COVER UP CLEAVAGE FOR WOMEN.

THE NAPLES BUSINESS SAYS ONTEL COPIED THEIR CAMI PRODUCT.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTORS-VO


THREE BRAND NEW, LIFE-SAVING DEVICES. ARE NOW UP AND RUNNING IN FORT MYERS.

THE CITY INSTALLED THE LAST OF THREE. *WEATHER BUG* DEVICES. AT THE SAM FLEISHMAN SPORTS COMPLEX.

TWO OTHERS ARE UP AT THE GOLFVIEW POOL ANSD THE STARS COMPLEX.

BACK IN DECEMBER, THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE 21-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT.

THE SYSTEM DETECTS LIGHTNING, WITHIN A TEN-MILE RADIUS.

WITH LOUD NOISES AND FLASHES. WHEN IT'S NOT SAFE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH INCORPORTATION-TRX-VOTOPS


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 AT THE MEETING.

IF ENOUGH INTEREST IS GENERATED BY RESIDENTS IT WOULD MOST LIKELY NOT BE VOTED ON UNTIL 2016.

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

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


BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES-TRX-VOTOPS


HAVE YOU SEEN THEM YET?

HUNDREDS LINED THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS. TO SEE THESE FELLAS.

THE ICONIC BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES. AND THE HITCH TEAM. THEY'VE BEEN IN TOWN ALL WEEK.

THEY'RE IN THE NORTH CAPE THIS AFTERNOON. FROM THREE TO FIVE.

AND THE EDISON FESTIVAL PARADE TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


WE ARE IN THE SECOND MONTH INTO THE YEAR--

ARE YOU STILL KEEPING UP WITH YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOULTION?

FOR SOME THE LOWER BACK AREA AND THE MIDSECTION IS THE MOST DIFFICULT TO LOSE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE EXCERCISES YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOU BURN OFF CALORIES--- TO SHRINK THOSE AREAS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A WORKING OFF LOVE HANDLES-VO-WIPE


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BREAK FOUR AT 9:21:10


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BREAKING NEWS


There is are at least three massive pileups in Bensalem, Pa. that has

completely stalled highway traffic for miles. The crash took place near the

Willow Grove Exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the Eastbound side.

Police report that at least four fire companies are responding. There are

so far no word on injuries yet. There are dozens cars in this crash. Return to index of stories...


WORKING OFF LOVE HANDLES-2-SHOT POP


LOVE CAN BE SWEET.

AND *ALWAYS WELCOMED. IN THE FORM OF CHOCOLATE, FLOWERS OR A CARD.

BUT THERE'S A DIFFERENT FORM THAT SHOWS UP UN-INVITED.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LOVE HANDLES---

THAT PESKY FAT AROUND THE LOWER BACK AREA AND THE MIDSECTION THAT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO LOSE.

HOLLY FIRFER EXPLAINS. WHAT IT IS. AND HOW TO KISS IT GOODBYE. Return to index of stories...


WORKING OFF 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. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


WE ALL KNEW THAT ANOTHER WINTER STORM WAS HEADING TO THE NORTHEAST.

NOW THE NEW YORK MAYOR POINTING THE FINGER AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S HE'S BLAMING FOR.

A SEX STING BUSTS 22 PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA---YOU WILL BE SURPRISED WHAT EMPLOYEES WERE EXPOSED.

ONE GIRL WAS SEVERELY INJURED IN A PARASAILING ACCIDENT---

NOW FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE ENFORCING TOUGHER GUIDELINES. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A NYC MAYOR BLAMED SNOWSTORM-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C FL PARASAILING BILL-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 ARE SHRUGGING OFF DISCOURAGING NEWS. ABOUT JOBS AND SPENDING.

STOCKS ROSE FOR THE FIFTH TIME, IN SIX DAY.

THE DOW ENDED UP 63 POINTS.

TODAY,

FUTURES.

POINT TO A WEAK START. Return to index of stories...


TS1) TAMMY HALL PRISON-VOTOPS


HEADED TO JAIL. TODAY.

A FEDERAL JUDGE SENTENCED FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL. TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON.

SHE EMBEZZLED MORE THAN $30-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AN ABC7 CREW IS OUT IN SUMTERVILLE. AT COLEMAN PENITENTIARY. WHERE SHE COULD SERVE HER TIME.

ONCE HALL IS OUT OF PRISON. IT'S 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST. THREE YEARS PROBATION. AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.PLUS. RESTITUTION. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS


JEFFERY MORETZ WILL BE BACK IN COURT TODAY. FOR DAY THREE OF HIS MURDER TRIAL.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING, HIS ESTRANGED WIFE. CHRISTINE.

MORETZ IS HOPING TO AVOID A "SECOND DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION."

HE'D AVOID LIFE IN PRISON. WITHOUT PAROLE.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LOUD MUSIC TRIAL CONTINUES-VOTOPS


ALSO IN COURT TODAY. IN JACKSONVILLE.

A JURY STARTS DAY THREE OF DELIBERATIONS.

THEY'RE DECIDING THE FATE IN THE MURDER TRIAL OF MICHAEL DUNN.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE OPENED FIRE ON FOUR TEENS IN AN S-U-V BECAUSE THEIR MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD.

ONE OF THE TEENAGERS DIED.

DUNN'S CLAIMING SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


NYC MAYOR BLAMED SNOWSTORM-TRX-2-SHOT


THE MAMMOTH WINTER STORM - STIRRING UP A REAL POLITICAL STORM HERE IN NEW YORK.

THE MAYOR POINTING THE FINGER AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE -- AND A WELL-KNOWN BROADCASTER STEPPING INTO THE FRAY.

ABC'S DAN HARRIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


NYC MAYOR BLAMED SNOWSTORM-PKG


BILL DEBLASIO/NYC MAYOR

CARMEN FARINA/NYC SCHOOL CHANCELLOR

NATHAN DEAL/GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA

7 SECS

NEW YORK'S NEW MAYOR BILL DEBLASIO WAS ALREADY ON THIN ICE, AS IT WERE,

AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA EATING PIZZA WITH A FORK AND KNIFE.

BUT THEN CAME THE NOR'EASTER. FIRST, THE MAYOR TOLD THE CITY'S 1.1 MILLION

SCHOOL KIDS TO GO TO SCHOOL

GRFX

WHICH PROVOKED A BLIZZARD AN AVALANCHE PICK YOUR SNOW METAPHOR OF ANGER WITH

ONLINE COMMENTERS CALLING HIM AN IDIOT AND ACCUSING HIM OF ENDANGERING

CHILDREN.

THE MAYOR STOOD BY HIS DECISION.

Mayor DiBlasio Given the information we had, it was right to go ahead with

school

BUT THEN MAKING MATTERS WORSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEATHER MESS. HIS NEW

SCHOOLS CHIEF SAID THIS.

Carmen Farina/NYC School Chancellor and by the way it has totally stopped

snowing, it is absolutely a beautiful day out right now.

AND THEN. TO TOP IT OFF MAYOR DEBLASIO STEPPED TO THE MIC. AND SEEMED TO

BLAME THE FORECASTERS.

Mayor DiBlasio We had accumulation of roughly 5-8 inches by the end of the

morning rush hour and that was heavier and fast than the weather service had

predicted last night.

GRFX

METEOROLOGISTS SHOT RIGHT BACK. AL ROKER CHIMED IN ON TWITTER: Long range

DiBlasio forecast: 1 term.

IT WAS ALL REMINISCENT OF THE KERFUFFLE IN ATLANTA. DURING THE RECENT ICE

STORM THAT STRANDED THOUSANDS ON THE ROAD DURING RUSH. WHEN THE GOVERNOR

ALSO CRITICIZED THE METEOROLOGISTS.

Governor most of the forecasts, anticipated that the city of Atlanta would

only have a mild dusting

GRFX

THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY HIT BACK ON HIS BLOG.

SAYING "THE BUSES HAD A TOUGH TIME GETTING KIDS HOME, BUT METEOROLOGISTS

SHOULD NOT BE THROWN UNDER THE BUS." Return to index of stories...


ZIMMERMAN DIVORCE CASE-TRX-VO


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN HAS FILED A COUNTER-SUIT AGAINST HIS WIFE IN THEIR ON-GOING DIVORCE PROCEEDING.

HE ALSO IS ASKING A JUDGE TO SET ASIDE A JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF HIS WIFE. THAT THE COURT AWARDED BECAUSE HE DIDN'T ANSWER HER LAWSUIT.

SHELLIE ZIMMERMAN FILED FOR DIVORCE IN SEPTEMBER AND SERVED GEORGE WITH PAPERS WHILE HE WAS IN JAIL.

HE SAYS THE PAPERS BECAME LOST IN JAIL AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RESPOND UNTIL NOW.

THE COUNTER-SUIT ASKS THAT ANY PERSONAL PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION BE DECIDED BY THE COURT---

AND THAT HE AND SHELLIE ZIMMERMAN SHARE IN ANY DEBT INCURRED DURING THEIR MARRIAGE. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-TRX-OC-VO-OC


A HANDFUL OF WALT DISNEY WORLD EMPLOYEES -- AREN'T WORKING AT THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, THIS MORNING.

AFTER GETTING CAUGHT. IN A MASSIVE SEX STING.

THOSE EMOPLOYEES WERE 3, OF THE 22 PEOPLE ARRESTED.

DETECTIVES IN LAKE COUNTY. POSED AS CHILDREN, OR PARENTS OF CHILDREN. IN ONLINE CHAT FORUMS.

AUTHORITIES SAY, THE SUSPECTS WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH THE KIDS.

THEY SHOWED UP AT HOUSE -- ONE WITH A HAPPY MEAL.

ALL 22 FACE A NUMBER OF CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FSU STUDENT-TRX-VO


WE'RE FINDING OUT NEW INFORMATION. LEADING UP TO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT.

CELL PHONE RECORDS SHOWED *RYAN UHRE'S* PHONE WAS IN POMPANO BEACH. THAT TURNED OUT TO BE WRONG.

HE WAS LAST SEEN ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. LEAVING A DOWNTOWN TALLAHASEE BAR ALONE.

OFFICERS SAY HE NEVER MADE IT HOME. AND FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR HIS INTERNSHIP.

F-S-U OFFICERS SAY THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY. Return to index of stories...


NEWSMAKERS-2 SHOT


THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING ON ABC 7. IT'S NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS.

THIS WEEK..WHAT TOOK TREY RADEL SO LONG TO RESIGN FROM U.S. HOUSE?

AND WHO'S NEXT TO TAKE OVER.

HERE'S HOST JEFF LYTLE WITH A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


NEWSMAKERS-PKG


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PISTORIUS V DAY ANNIVERSARY-VO


TODAY MARKS THE ANNIVERARY ----

WHEN DOUBLE-AMPUTEE RUNNER. OSCAR PISTORIUS KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND IN HIS HOME.

PISTORIUS SAYS HE IS CONSUMED BY SORROW TODAY.

HE SAYS IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TODAY THAT HE WILL CARRY THE LOSS OF REEVA STEENKAMP AND THE TRAUMA OF THE VALENTINE'S DAY SHOOTING FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

PISTORIUS IS CHARGED WITH MURDER.

THE TRIAL STARTS MARCH 3RD IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


TN MAIL BOMBING ARREST-VO


AN ARREST IS MADE. AFTER A HOUSE BOMB. KILLED A HUSBAND-AND-WIFE IN TENNESSEE.

WE KNOW THE BOMB CAME IN THE MAIL. AND THE PACKAGE BLEW UP, IN JON SETZER'S HANDS.

HE DIED INSTANTLY. AND HIS WIFE ALSO WAS KILLED.

IT'S THEIR SON-IN-LAW. WHO'S NOW FACING MURDER CHARGES.

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FL PARASAILING BILL-ANIBOX-VO


ONE OF THE GIRL WAS SEVERELY INJURED IN THIS PARASAILING ACCIDENT PLEADED WITH FLORIDA LAWMAKERS FOR TOUGHER INDUSTRY GUIDELINES.

SHE AND A FRIEND WERE PARASAILING IN PANAMA CITY LAST SUMMER WHEN THEIR TOW LINE SNAPPED AND HIGH WINDS SLAMMED THEM INTO A HOTEL.

A SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVED A BILL ON THURSDAY -- THAT REQUIRES PARSAIL OPERATORS CARRY INSURANCE AND HAVE A LICENSE ISSUED BY THE COAST GUARD. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANT WOMAN KILLED BY PLOW-VO


THIS NEXT STORY IS HEARTBREAKING.

WE'RE LEARNING NEW DETAILS. ABOUT WINTER WEATHER RELATED TRAGEDIES.

ONE INVOLVES A PREGANT WOMAN.

SHE WAS LOADING GROCERIES IN HER CAR. IN THIS NEW YORK CITY PARKING LOT. ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND.

ALL THE SUDDEN A SNOW PLOW. BACKED INTO HER, KILLING HER.

SHE WAS ONLY 36 YEARS OLD.

8 MONTHS PREGNANT.

DOCTORS DID AN EMEGERGENCY C-SECTION. AND SAVED THE BABY.

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING.

AT LEAST 21 DEATHS. ARE BLAMED ON THIS LATEST WINTER STORM. Return to index of stories...


DRIVER FIRED FOR BUS BRAWL CAUGHT ON TAPE-VO


AN UPDATE ON A STORY. WE TOLD YOU ABOUT EARLIER THIS WEEK FROM WISCONSIN---

WHERE A TEENAGER STARTS A FIGHT WITH THE BUS DRIVER.

THE WHOLE THING WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THE BUS, STILL MOVING-- WITH NO ONE BEHIND THE WHEEL AND A PACKED BUS.

THE BUS CRASHES INTO THREE PARKED CARS.

NO ONE IS HURT.

BUT THE BUS DRIVER IS NOW OUT OF A JOB AND THE TEEN IS FACING FELONY CHARGES.

TODAY THE BUS DRIVER IS FIGHTING TO GET HIS JOB BACK. Return to index of stories...


UT JEWELRY THIEF GETS TRAPPED IN STORE-VO


A JEWELRY THIEF. MEETS HIS MATCH. WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE A HEIST.

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON VIDEO.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE THIEF IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK - FIRST BREAKING INTO A WATCH CASE.

THEN, A GLASS CASE.

THE THEIF DIDN'T KNOW THERE ARE TWO ALARM SYSTEMS --- SO HE WASN'T GETTING OUT THE WAY HE CAME IN---THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR.

THE BULLET PROOF GLASS AND DOOR WOULDN'T GIVE.

POLICE SURROUNDED THE BUILDING.

HE LAID ON THE FLOOR, STARTED SMOKING A CIGARETTE AND WAITED TO GET ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


AVALANCHE CAUGHT ON TAPE-TRX-VOTOPS


IN COLORADO. THIS MUST SEE VIDEO. TAPED BY A SNOWMOBILER AND HIS FRIENDS.

IT SHOWS WHEN THEY WERE SUDDENLY SWEPT UP IN AN AVALANCHE.

IT RIPPED THE GUY RIGHT OFF HIS SNOWMOBILE AND PUSHED HIM NEARLY 100 FEET.

FORTUNATELY HE DID NOT SUFFER ANY INJURIES AND WAS QUICKLY ABLE TO DIG HIMSELF OUT. Return to index of stories...


PINK HAIR CONTROVERSY-VO


NOW TO A FLORIDA FATHER ---

WHO SAYS HIS DAUGHTER'S PUNISHMENT --

WAS MORE DISRUPTIVE THAN HER HAIR COLOR.

THIS OSCEOLA COUNTY EIGHTH GRADER. PUT A PINK HIGHLIGHT IN HER HAIR.

AND SHE GOT. IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION. FOR VIOLATING THE CODE OF CONDUCT.

STUDENTS CAN'T HAVE THEIR HAIR COLORED, IN A DISTRACTING MANNER.

PARENTS AT THE SCHOOL WEIGHED IN. Return to index of stories...


PINK HAIR CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


Bonnie/Parent

Without policies and without rules you can do whatever you like.

Nikesha Walker/Parent

With today's society so many things are going on in the world - hair color

is not that major.

BUT THE GIRL'S FATHER SAYS. HIS DAUGHTER NEVER GOT A WARNING.

INSTEAD -- SHE WAS JUST TAKEN OUT OF CLASS FOR A DAY.

HE THINKS THE SCHOOL'S POLICY IS OUTDATED --

AND OFFICIALS NEED TO CONSIDER A CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


BEER BUSINESS-VO


BIGGER BOTTLES. MORE BEER.

RIGHT NOW A BILL IS IN THE WORKS TO MAKE THE 64 OUNCE BOTTLE LEGAL IN FLORIDA.

IT'S CALLED THE GROWLER!

RIGHT NOW ONLY A 32-OUNCE JUG IS LEGAL.

LOCAL BREWERY OWNERS TELL ABC-7 -- GROWLERS WOULD MAKE THEM 15 TO 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

FLORIDA IS ONE OF ONLY FOUR STATES THAT STILL BAN THE GROWLER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


GOOGLE IS CAN BE OUR BEST FRIEND.

WE LOVE IT

THE SURPRISING WAY THE INTERNET GIANT IS SHARING THE LOVE

THIS VALENTINE'S DAY

AND IF YOU'RE ONLINE.

A WARNING.

HOW CUPID'S ARROW COULD WIND UP COSTING YOU

ONLINE DATING SCAMS.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BE ON the LOOK OUT FOR Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A GOOGLE LOVE STORIES-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B VALENTINE'S DAY ONLINE SCAM-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


GOOGLE LOVE STORIES-2-SHOT SOT-VO


WE GOOGLE EVERYTHING.

BUT TODAY.

GOOGLE IS SHARING THE LOVE!

THEIR FRONT PAGE ANNIMATION. IS REAL LOVE STORIES.

JUST CLICK THE CANDY HEARTS

i'm a senior at lakeview high school and i've had a crush for 8 years.

You have a cute sneeze.

GOOGLE SAYS A SEARCH ENGINE

MIGHT NOT BE THE GREATEST PLACE TO FIND LOVE

BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND. Return to index of stories...


VALENTINE'S DAY ONLINE SCAM-VO


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR LOVE ON-LINE TODAY. WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS USE DATING SITES TO FIND SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS.

BUT SCAMMERS ALSO USE THESE SITES TO TARGET POTENTIAL VICTIMS.

BY CREATING FAKE PROFILES TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

THEN THEY CONVINCE PEOPLE TO SEND MONEY.

ALSO, WATCH OUT FOR THOSE WHO CLAIM TRUE LOVE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY---

AND THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE FROM THE U-S BUT TRAVELING OR WORKING OVERSEAS. Return to index of stories...


THE DATE BOOK-VO


JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE'S DAY.THERE'S A NEW DATING APP FROM E-HARMONY. CALLED DATEBOOK.

THE MOBILE DATING COMPANION. HELPS YOU PLAN DATES WITH ANYONE. INCLUDING PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF E-HARMONY.

PLUS. CATALOG SPECIFICS ABOUT EACH DATE. BRIDGING THE ON-LINE AND OFF-LINE EXPERIENCE. Return to index of stories...


MONEY TALKS BEFORE MARRIAGE-VO


IF YOU'RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET ENGAGED. THIS VALENTINE'S DAY---

YOU MAY WANT TO TALK ABOUT FINANCIAL ISSUES BEFORE YOU SAY, "I DO."

45 PERCENT OF DIVORCEES SAY THEY DIDN'T TALK ABOUT MONEY BEFORE THEY WERE MARRIED.

FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS SAY COUPLES OFTEN WON'T TALK ABOUT MONEY BEFORE MARRIAGE FOR FEAR OF BEING JUDGED.

THEY DON'T WANT THEIR FUTURE PARTNERS TO KNOW ABOUT PAST SPENDING HABITS AND DEBT ISSUES. Return to index of stories...


STARBUCKS VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL-TRX-VOTOPS


AND STARBUCKS IS RUNNING A SPECIAL FOR VALENTINE'S DAY.

BUY ONE LATTE AND GET ONE FREE.

THE PROMOTION RUNS. BETWEEN 2 AND 5 PM AT PARTICIPATING LOCATION. Return to index of stories...


COLORADO SPRINGS MOST ROMANTIC CITY-VO


IT'S THE 20-TH ANNUAL, VALENTINE'S DAY FOR A SKY HIGH COMMITMENT WEDDINGS IN NEW YORK CITY.

IT'S HAPPENING ON TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.

THREE COUPLES WERE SELECTED TO EXCHANGE VOWS AT THE LANDMARK.

THE BUILDING WILL BE BATHED IN RED AND PINK LIGHTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY. Return to index of stories...


GETTING MARRIED TODAY-2-SHOT-BNR


TODAY IS TRADITIONALLY THE BUSIEST DAY AT THE CLERK OF COURT RECORDING OFFICE IN FORT MYERS. FOR THOSE SAYING "I DO".

LAST YEAR. 25 COUPLES GOT HITCHED IN THE WEDDING ROOM. FOR A $30 DOLLAR FEE.

AND IF YOU'RE INTERESTED. YOU CAN EVEN DO IT, OUTSIDE.

THE RECORDING OFFICE IS OPEN FROM 8 TO FIVE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION. VISIT OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM

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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.

After a chilly start to our Friday morning, temperatures stay quite comfortable through the day with afternoon highs around 70 degrees along with wall to wall sunshine.

Our humidity levels will stay low, and we'll have a nice northeasterly breeze at 5-10 mph.

Rain will stay out of our forecast today and through the weekend, so the weather will work out beautifully for any outdoor plans.

For this evening and tonight, temperatures will be a little on the cool side but not quite as chilly as last night. After sunset, temps will fall into the mid to low 60s for most of the evening and then into the mid to upper 50s after midnight.

We'll start off the weekend with lows between 50-55 on Saturday morning with the cooler spots deep inland. Saturday is shaping up to be another beautiful day with a mostly sunny sky and daytime highs about five degrees warmer at 75.

Winds will also ramp up a bit Saturday with stiff breeze out of the northwest from 10-20 mph.

A reinforcing shot of cool air will bring our morning lows into the upper 40s early Sunday, but we'll warm up nicely by the afternoon with tons of sun and temps in the mid 70s.

Temperatures start to rebound as we go through the upcoming week. We're back in the 80s by Monday afternoon, and that's where we'll stay for the remainder of the week. In fact, for the second half of the week, highs should manage to climb into the mid 80s with morning lows only dropping into the mid 60s.

By Thursday and Friday of next week, there should be enough moisture to produce some isolated downpours, but most of these will form away from the beaches and over the interior part of the peninsula. Until then, our rain chances stay incredibly low, so we'll enjoy a dry stretch of weather for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK INVOLVED IN LAWSUIT OVER PRIVACY POLICY-T


A NON-PROFIT GROUP IS TAKING STEPS TO MAKE MORE CHANGES TO FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY POLICY.

THE PUBLIC CITIZEN SAYS FACEBOOK HAS CONTINUED TO USE THE IMAGES AND INFORMATION OF USERS FOR ADVERTISING WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT.

THE GROUP IS ASKING A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT TO OVERTURN AN AUGUST 20-13 SETTLEMENT.

THE DEAL.

STILL ALLOWS FACEBOOK TO USE IMAGES OF MINORS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT.

THE PUBLIC CITIZEN SAYS THIS IS A VIOLATION OF PRIVACY LAWS IN HERE IN FLORIDA AND SIX OTHER STATES. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK GENDER-TRX-VOTOPS


FACEBOOK USERS HAVE MORE OPTIONS. ON SELECTING A GENDER.

MALE AND FEMALE. NOW, THERE'S A "CUSTOM" OPTION.

A VARIETY OF GENDER IDENTIFICATIONS. INCLUDING "NEITHER" AND "TRANSGENDER".

YOU CAN ALSO TIGHTEN PRIVACY, ABOUT YOUR GENDER,. Return to index of stories...


EXERCISE STROKE -VO


WOMEN WHO WANT TO LOWER THEIR RISK FOR STROKE.

DON'T NEED TO ENROLL IN A BOOT CAMP OR MARATHON.

THE TRICK IS TO DO MODERATE EXERCISE LIKE WALKING OR PLAY TENNIS.

IT LOWERS THE CHANCE FOR STROKE BY TWENTY PERCENT.

RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND EXERCISE HELPED LOWER THE STROKE RISK FOR WOMEN ON HORMONE THERAPY. Return to index of stories...


FAST FOOD AND KIDS-TRX-VOTOPS


CHILDREN WHO LIVE NEAR FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS. ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE OBESE.

A NEW STUDY OUT OF THE U-K.

LOOKS AT OVER ONE MILLION KIDS.

THE EFFECT WAS STRONGEST IN OLDER CHILDREN. WHO HAD MORE CONTROL OVER THEIR FOOD CHOICES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


ONE OF RAP'S BIGGEST NAMES. LASHES OUT. AFTER HE CLAIMS HE WAS MISTREATED BY THE MEDIA.

ROLLING STONE SAYS *DRAKE* CRITICIZES ANOTHER FAMOUS RAP ALBUM.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO THE ARTIST IS. AND WHAT HE'S PLANNING TO DO NOW. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 A DRAKE WON'T DO MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS-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...


DRAKE WON'T DO MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS-VO


DRAKE CLAIMS HE'S DONE. WITH DOING INTERVIEWS FOR MAGAZINES.

IN A PUBLISHED ARTICLE WITH ROLLING STONE - THE RAPPER IS QUOTED AS CRITICIZING KANYE WEST'S ALBUM, YEEZUS.

IN A RANT ON TWITTER, DRAKE CLAIMS. HE NEVER SPOKE ON THE RECORD ABOUT THE WORK.

MOST OF THE RANT WAS DELETED.

AS A RESULT, DRAKE SAYS - QUOTE - "I'M DONE DOING INTERVIEWS FOR MAGAZINES.

I JUST WANT TO GIVE MY MUSIC TO THE PEOPLE.

THAT'S THE ONLY WAY MY MESSAGE GETS ACROSS ACCURATELY." Return to index of stories...


ACTOR RALPH WAITE DIES-TRX-VOTOPS


ACTOR RALPH WAITE -- BEST KNOWN AS 'PA WALTON' FROM THE T-V SERIES "THE WALTONS" -- HAS DIED.

WAITE STARRED AS PATRIARCH JOHN WALTON SR. IN THE ICONIC T-V FAMILY FROM 1972 - 1981.

HE ALSO DABBLED IN POLITICS. ATTEMPTING SEVERAL UNSUCCESSFUL BIDS FOR CONGRESS AS A DEMOCRAT IN CALIFORNIA.

WAITE CONTINUED ACTING INTO HIS 80'S, WITH APPEARANCES ON HIT SHOWS LIKE "N-C-I-S" AND "BONES."

HE WAS 85. Return to index of stories...


DROP DEAD DIVA LAST SEASON-VO


SOME SAD NEWS FOR FANS OF "DROP DEAD DIVA!"

LIFETIME ANNOUNCED SEASON. WILL BE ITS LAST.

DROP DEAD DIVA. FOLLOWED THE ADVENTURES OF A SUPERFICIAL MODEL. WHO DIES AND IS BROUGHT BACK AS A PLUS-SIZED ATTORNEY.

JUST ONE YEAR AGO. THE SHOW WAS SUPPOSED TO BE CANCELLED - BEFORE LIFETIME HAD A CHANGE OF HEART. Return to index of stories...


BIGGEST LOSER OVERDID IT-VO


THE LATEST "BIGGEST LOSER" SAYS. SHE OVERDID IT.

RACHEL FREDERICKSON LOST 155 POUNDS, DROPPING DOWN TO 105.

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH PEOPLE MAGAZINE. SHE SAYS SHE WORKED OUT HARD.

SIX HOURS A DAY. FOR THREE MONTHS. LEADING UP TO THE FINALE.

SHE DENIED HAVING AN EATING DISORDER BUT CONFESSED MAYBE SHE TOOK HER TRAINING A LITTLE TOO FAR.

NEAGTIVE REACTIONS TO HER FINAL REVEAL. SPILLED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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100 CAR PILE UP-VOTOPS


THERE IS ARE AT LEAST THREE MASSIVE PILEUPS IN BENSALEM, PENNSYLVANIA.

IT INVOLVES MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED CARS.

` THAT HAS COMPLETELY STALLED HIGHWAY TRAFFIC FOR MILES.

THE CRASH TOOK PLACE NEAR THE WILLOW GROVE EXIT ON THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE ON THE EASTBOUND SIDE.

POLICE REPORT THAT AT LEAST FOUR FIRE COMPANIES ARE RESPONDING.

SO FAR NO WORD ON INJURIES YET. Return to index of stories...


TS1) TAMMY HALL PRISON-VOTOPS


HEADED TO JAIL. TODAY.

A FEDERAL JUDGE SENTENCED FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL. TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON.

SHE EMBEZZLED MORE THAN $30-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AN ABC7 CREW IS OUT IN SUMTERVILLE. AT COLEMAN PENITENTIARY. WHERE SHE COULD SERVE HER TIME.

ONCE HALL IS OUT OF PRISON. IT'S 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST. THREE YEARS PROBATION. AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.PLUS. RESTITUTION. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS


JEFFERY MORETZ WILL BE BACK IN COURT TODAY. FOR DAY THREE OF HIS MURDER TRIAL.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING, HIS ESTRANGED WIFE. CHRISTINE.

MORETZ IS HOPING TO AVOID A "SECOND DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION."

HE'D AVOID LIFE IN PRISON. WITHOUT PAROLE.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LOUD MUSIC TRIAL CONTINUES-VOTOPS


ALSO IN COURT TODAY. IN JACKSONVILLE.

A JURY STARTS DAY THREE OF DELIBERATIONS.

THEY'RE DECIDING THE FATE IN THE MURDER TRIAL OF MICHAEL DUNN.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE OPENED FIRE ON FOUR TEENS IN AN S-U-V BECAUSE THEIR MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD.

ONE OF THE TEENAGERS DIED.

DUNN'S CLAIMING SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


TS4) CLEVA TRIAL-VOTOPS


ARGUMENTS SHOULD WRAP UP TODAY. IN THE PATENT LAWSUIT, BETWEEN A NAPLES BUSINESS AND THE COMPANY ONTEL.

IT'S OVER THE CLEAVA. A PIECE OF CLOTHING. TO COVER UP CLEAVAGE FOR WOMEN.

THE NAPLES BUSINESS SAYS ONTEL COPIED THEIR CAMI PRODUCT. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

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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...