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DIRECTORS PAGE WATER RALLY PREVIEW-VOTOPS
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS ELEVATED POOLS-CLIP OC VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP WOMAN STEALS FIREARMS-OC SS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL GUN CHANGES-OC NATVO
I 75 PAVING PROJECT-CLIP VOTOPS LEHIGH VANDALISM-OC VO-WIPE
US 41 CONSTRUCTION-SSTOPS LEHIGH VANDALISM-SOTVO
GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-OC SS VO
WATER RALLY PREVIEW-EANIBOX-VO-FULL VENEZUELA PROTEST-CLIP NATVO-WIPE
ELEVATED POOLS-CLIP OC VO OC VENEZUELA PROTEST-VOTOPS-WIPE
VENEZUELA PROTEST-CLIP NATVO-WIPE OLYMPICS LOOK AHEAD-OC VO
VENEZUELA PROTEST-VOTOPS-WIPE olympics skating-vo
VENEZUELA PROTEST-SOTVO olympics bob sled-vo
MISSING FL KIDS-OC SS(3) olympics nordic-vo
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-BNC SS VO FSU PRESIDENT LEAVING-OC VO
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO BNC EDISON STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-OC VO-WIPE
GUN CHANGES-TCMON NATVO-WIPE EDISON STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-SOTVO
GUN CHANGES-SOTVO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
GREYHOUND DEATHS-CLIP SOTVO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
STINGRAYS ON MARCO ISLAND-OC VO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL LEE CO SPORTS TOURISM-CLIP VOTOPS OC
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TOSS TO STEVE 5:45 AM-CLIP 2SHOT
PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON LIVE SHOT-LIVE
NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-CLIP VOTOPS LIVE SHOT-VO
STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-LIVE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL TOSS TO SAM 6:45 AM-CLIP 2SHOT
COPILOT HIJACKS PLANE-OC VO-WIPE LIVE SHOT-LIVE
COPILOT HIJACKS PLANE-SOTVO LIVE SHOT-VO
WRECKLESS MOTOCYCLIST CAUGHT-CLIP VOTOPS LIVE SHOT-LIVE
OWNING A CAR BAD FOR HEALTH-OC VO STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
OVERDUE VIDEO-OC SOTVO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-CLIP VOTOPS WINTER WEATHER-2SH VO
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-SOTVO NATIONAL FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-VOTOPS
CRAIGSLIST SAFETY-OC VO-WIPE CHEAPEST DAYS TO FLY-VOTOPS
CRAIGSLIST SAFETY-SOTVO SAVINGS VS DEBT-CLIP VOTOPS
POTUS ECONOMY-OC VO MILITARY ETHICS-2SH-POP
SOCHI MUSIC-OC VO EXECUTION DRUG LAWSUIT-2SH-POP
4 YEAR OLD CROSSES BORDER ALONE-OC VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-NATSVO
40 CAR PILEUP-OC-VO-TCMON VO-FULL 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-VO
TRAIN VS CAR-OC-VO-POP NATVO-FULL TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
1800 FLOWERS ISSUES-OC VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
GROUPON MISTAKE-OC VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-SS STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-NATSVO TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG WORLD TRAVELER-OC SS
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS GAME OF THRONES NEW TRAILER-OC SOTVO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL CHARLIE SHEEN ENGAGED-OC VO
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 1) ARMED CARJACKING-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 2) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VOTOPS-WIPE
ARMED CARJACKING-CLIP 2SHOT SS VO TS 3) HOTEL PROPOSAL-VOTOPS-WIPE
ARMED CARJACKING-CLIP 2SHOT SS VO TS 4)-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 5)-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL END TIME
GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP  


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


I 75 PAVING PROJECT-CLIP VOTOPS


AN ABC-7 TRAFFIC ALERT THIS MORNING. AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US.

PART OF I-75 SHOULD OPEN UP RIGHT NOW. AFTER A CLOSURE OVERNIGHT.

AT MILE MARKER 122. CREWS WERE PAVING THE SOUTHBOUND OUTSIDE TRAVEL LANE. Return to index of stories...


US 41 CONSTRUCTION-SSTOPS


AND LOOKING AHEAD TO TONIGHT.

US-41 WILL CLOSE. AT THE NORTHBOUND TO WESTBOUND OUTSIDE TURN LANE. TO HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY.

IT STARTS AT SEVEN THIRTY PM. UNTIL 6 AM TOMORROW FOR CONSTRUCTION. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT


YOU NEED IT TO SURVIVE.

BUT CRYSTAL BLUE WATER. CAN BE HARD TO COME BY. IN FLORIDA.

GOOD MORNING I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

TODAY. PEOPLE ARE PUSHING FOR THE "FLORIDIANS' CLEAN WATER DECLARATION."

IT PROMISES TO FIGHT POLLUTION. Return to index of stories...


WATER RALLY PREVIEW-EANIBOX-VO-FULL


LAST SUMMER'S. MASSIVE WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE. TURNED OUR BEACH WATER BORN, AND MURKY.

NOW IT'S PROMPTING THIS EFFORT.

PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF OUR WATER --

AND THE HEALTH OF OUR ECONOMY--TIED TO TOURISM AND BEAUTIFUL BLUE WATER.

TODAY. FOLKS ACROSS THE STATE. GET ON BUSES EARLY THIS MORNING, TO MAKE THE TRIP TO TALLAHASEE.

COUNT ON ABC-7. TO BE THERE LIVE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


ELEVATED POOLS-CLIP OC VO OC


ANOTHER BIG ISSUE. IN LEE COUNTY.

POOLS. ELEVATING SOME CONTROVERSY.

FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN COUNCIL. HAS A PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT.

ON ELEVATED POOLS.

LAWYERS ARE GIVING THE "OK". TO ABOVE-GROUND POOLS.

TOWN LEADERS MADE PEOPLE STOP BUILDING THEM IN NOVEMBER. AN OUTSIDE LAW FIRM, HAD TO LOOK AT LOCAL LAWS.

NOW TODAY. COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS WHAT'S NEXT.

FEMA REQUIRES NEW HOMES ON THE ISLAND TO BE BUILT 10-12 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL. PROMPTING THE RAISED POOLS.

BUT SOME RESIDENTS SAY IT BLOCKS THEIR VIEW. Return to index of stories...


VENEZUELA PROTEST-CLIP NATVO-WIPE


nats of protests

CHANTS - FLAGS AND SIGNS FOR FREEDOM. FILLED THE STREETS OF NAPLES.

MANY VENEZUELANS NOW LIVING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE BANDING TOGETHER TO SHOW THEY DO *NOT* SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA.

THEY HOPE THIS WILL MAKE YOU AWARE OF VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


VENEZUELA PROTEST-VOTOPS-WIPE


TAKE A LOOK AT THE THIS VIDEO FROM CARACAS.

FOR A WEEK NOW. PROTESTERS HAVE HIT THE STREETS TO RALLY AGAINST PRESIDENT *NICOLAS MADURO.

AND THE RALLIES ARE TURNING VIOLENT.

SO FAR AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED. Return to index of stories...


VENEZUELA PROTEST-SOTVO


Ileana Rivero, Protestor - "They are killing students. They don't have guns they don't have anything they just want freedom, liberty. They are killing the students. They are using pepper gas, green gas something that's really bad. "

ON SUNDAY.MADURO FORCED THREE U-S DIPLOMATS TO LEAVE VENEZUELA.

HE ACCUSED THEM OF ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO RALLY IN PROTEST OF HIS GOVERNMENT.

GROUPS PLAN TO PROTEST AGAIN TODAY TO MAKE GOVERNMENT WORKERS SEEK HELP FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FL KIDS-OC SS(3)


RIGHT NOW.

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR THREE CHILDREN. ABDUCTED FROM SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE STATE ISSUED A MISSING CHILD ALERT FOR. ERIN, DERICK AND STEVEN PENA. ALL LAST SEEN IN MIAMI.

OFFICERS THINK. THEY'RE WITH THEIR ESTRANGED MOTHER, CARRIE WEINGARTH.

THEY LIKELY PASSED THROUGH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, HEADED TO LAKE CITY.

ERIN'S 12.

STEVEN'S 8.

DERICK'S 7.

OFFICERS BELIEVE, THEY'RE IN A NISSAN ALTIMA -- WITH TAGS U-29-1-L-R.

IF YOU SEE THE CHILDREN, THE CAR OR WEINGARTH -- CALL 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-BNC SS VO


A KILLER IS STILL ON THE LOOSE THIS MORNING.

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO GUNNED DOWN A 21 YEAR OLD IN FORT MYERS.

ON MONDAY. OFFICERS FOUND *CREGG IVEY* DEAD IN A CAR PORT AT CENTRAL AVENUE AND HANSON STREET.

DETECTIVES AREN'T TELLING US ABOUT A MOTIVE.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S A 25-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR TIPS THAT END IN AN ARREST AND CONVICTION. Return to index of stories...


HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-SOTVO BNC


Lula Bell Brown, Victim's Grandmother

1:00:52 he was a caring person, he was a nice grandson, he always talked nice to me, "love you grandma" hug me kiss me 01:01:06

DETECTIVES AREN'T RELEASING MORE DETAILS RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. CALL CRIME STOPPERS OR FORT MYERS POLICE. DON'T FORGET THERE IS A REWARD. Return to index of stories...


GUN CHANGES-TCMON NATVO-WIPE


CONCEAL AND CARRY. IT'S ABOUT TO GET A LITTLE EASIER. TO MAKE IT HAPPEN RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

'nats of gunfire'

RIGHT NOW, TO APPLY FOR CONCEALED CARRY --

YOU HAVE TO VISIT ONE OF THE STATE'S EIGHT REGIONAL OFFICES. SCATTERED ALL ACROSS THE STATE.

FOR SOME, THAT'S A TWO HOUR DRIVE.

BUT UNDER A NEW PLAN --

YOU COULD SIMPLY APPLY. AT YOUR COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.

THERE'S AT LEAST ONE IN ALL 67 FLORIDA COUNTIES.

IT COULD HELP FEED. THE CLIMBING DEMAND, FOR CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS. Return to index of stories...


GUN CHANGES-SOTVO


Sot: Carole Jean Jordan, Indian River County Tax Collector

"You can come in and do so many things now at the tax collectors office, like drivers licenses, of course pay your taxes, get your car tags, those sorts of things. A lot of people are interested in getting their concealed weapons permits, but it's kind of an arduous task right now."

THE SENATE AG COMMITTEE. PASSED THIS MONDAY.

IT STILL HAS TO GO THROUGH BOTH HOUSES. Return to index of stories...


GREYHOUND DEATHS-CLIP SOTVO


02:59-3:03 We do everything in our power to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY --

DOGS ARE STILL DYING.

THIS MORNING WE KNOW AT LEAST 2 GREYHOUND DOGS HAVE DIED IN THE LAST YEAR. AT THE NAPLES FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK.

BUT THAT'S JUST A SMALL FRACTION OF THE 74 THAT DIED.FROM LAST MAY TO DECEMEBER. ALL ACROSS FLORIDA.

NEW STATE LAW REQUIRES TRACK OWNERS REVEAL THESE NEW NUMBERS.

AND THERE'S A NEW BILL MOVING THROUGH THE CAPITAL --

REQUIRING THEM TO REPORT DOG INJURIES TOO! Return to index of stories...


STINGRAYS ON MARCO ISLAND-OC VO


IF YOU'RE PLANNING A DAY AT THE BEACH SOON --

BE CAREFUL.

YOU MIGHT BE ENJOYING YOUR SWIM. WITH SOME STINGRAYS.

IT'S ONLY FEBRUARY.

BUT EXPERTS HAVE SPOTTED THEM. IN THE WATER FROM MARCO ISLAND, TO SANIBEL.

THE OFFICIAL SEASON IS, MAY TO JULY. BUT THEY'RE POPPING UP.

THE RAYS LOOK FOR FOOD CLOSE TO SHORE. MEANING PEOPLE SWIMMING NEARBY COULD BE AT RISK.

DO THE "STING RAY SHUFFLE". IN THE WATER.

THE VIBRATIONS HELP KEEP RAYS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


WHO'S SICK?

YOUR OFFICE?

YOUR KIDS?

ABC NEWS ASKING DOCTORS. WHAT DO YOU PRESCRIBE

FOR THEIR FAMILIES.

OLD TIME REMEDIES THAT WORK

GINGER-- NEXT TIME THAT YOU'RE FEELING QUEASY.

BENGAY-- FLU ACHES? ---MENTHOL OINMENT. NOW IN A PATCH AND SCENT FREE

DRIED PLUMS-TUMMY TROUBLES---FOR IRREGULARITY

PEPTO BISMOL. BEST REMEDY IF YOU GET SICK TRAVELING

SALT WATER GARGLE FOR SORE THROAT, CONGESTION

AND YES CHICKEN SOUP WORKS. IT'S AN ANTI-INFLAMATORY

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6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


EVER WONDER.

WHAT DOCTORS DO FOR THEIR OWN FAMILIES

TURNS OUT.

SOME OF THOSE OLD FASHIONED REMEDIES WORK GREAT!

CHICKEN SOUP DOES WORK. ANTI-INFLAMATORY.ALSO RELIEVES CONGESTION

HAVE A MIGRAINE. GRAB AN ICE PACK. 15 MINUTES FRONT OF NECK, OVER ARTERIES

CUT. SURGERY. USE VASOLINE TO HEAL IT QUICK

SALINE DROPS--STUFFINESS GO AWAY

GINGER FOR FEELING QUESY

THE MORE YOU KNOW

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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.

GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-CLIP VOTOPS


TODAY CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT A NEW HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THEY'LL MEET WITH A DEVELOPER FROM CALIFORNIA.

THE HOTEL WOULD GO NEXT TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

FORT MYERS MAYOR RANDY HENDERSON, SAYS THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER PLANS TO HELP WITH PARKING.

HE TELLS US OFFICIALS WILL CONSIDER NEW GARAGES. OR A NEW TROLLEY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO 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.

GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


COPILOT HIJACKS PLANE-OC VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING. WE'RE GETTING NEW DETAILS. ON THAT SKY-JACKING ABOARD AN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT.

IT TURNS OUT IT WAS TAKEN OVER. BY THE PLANE'S OWN CO-PILOT!

WE'RE GETTING A LOOK INSIDE THE PLANE -- WHERE 200 PASSENGERS WERE ON BOARD.

INCLUDING 11 AMERICANS.

THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO ROME --

BUT ENDED UP IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND.

THEY NEVER KNEW ANYTHING WAS WRONG.

THE CO-PILOT TOOK CONTROL WHEN THE PILOT TOOK A BATHROOM BREAK --

AND LOCKED THE DOOR!

AFTER SEVERAL TENSE HOURS, THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY.

IF CHARGED AND CONVICTED, HE COULD FACE 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHY HE WAS SEEKING ASYLUM IN SWITZERLAND. Return to index of stories...


COPILOT HIJACKS PLANE-SOTVO


Robert Deillon, Geneva Airport Chief Executive:

"What he wanted, he wanted the asylum in Switzerland. That's the motivation

of the hijacking."

AFTER SEVERAL TENSE HOURS, THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY.

YOU CAN SEE SECURITY PERSONNEL BOARDING HERE --

AND PASSENGERS EXITING -- HANDS OVER THEIR HEADS, BUT UNHARMED.

THE CO-PILOT WAS ARRESTED AFTER MAKING A HASTY EXIT THROUGH A COCKPIT WINDOW.

IF CHARGED AND CONVICTED, HE COULD FACE 20 YEARS IN PRISON.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHY HE WAS SEEKING ASYLUM IN SWITZERLAND. Return to index of stories...


WRECKLESS MOTOCYCLIST CAUGHT-CLIP VOTOPS


"CATCH ME IF YOU CAN."

THAT WAS THE MESSAGE FROM ONE MOTOCYCLIST TO POLICE. RACING THROUGH SAN ANTONIO.

HE POSTED A VIDEO, ON FACEBOOK.

BUT OFFICERS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.

HIS HELMET CAM. CAPTURED THE HEART STOPPING MOMENTS.

OFFICERS SAY HE WAS ON A STOLEN MOTORCYCLE.

HE FACES A NUMBER OF FELONY CHARGES THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


OWNING A CAR BAD FOR HEALTH-OC VO


A CAR, COMPUTER AND TV.

YOU PROBABLY HAVE ALL THREE.

THAT TRIFECTA COULD TAKE A TOLL ON YOUR HEALTH.

THIS MORNING. A NEW STUDY SHOWS PEOPLE WHO OWN ALL THREE TEND TO *SIT MORE. AND *MOVE LESS.

RESEARCHERS FOUND A 31 PERCENT DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

21 PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED. ALSO INCREASED THEIR WAISTLINE BY FOUR INCHES. Return to index of stories...


OVERDUE VIDEO-OC SOTVO


A J-LO FLICK. COMES BACK TO HAUNT A SOUTH CAROLINA WOMAN.

nats monster in law

OFFICERS ARRESTED. KALYA FINLEY. FOR *NOT RETRUNING A VIDEO.

SHE RENTED "MONSTER IN LAW" ON VHS IN 2005.

SHE NEVER RETURNED IT.

SHE SPENT A NIGHT IN JAIL FOR THAT.

FINLEY WAS IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, FOR SOMETHING ELSE. WHEN DEPUTIES FOUND A LONGSTANDING WARRANT.

THE VIDEO STORE'S OWNER. GOT AN ARREST WARRANT YEARS AGO. WHEN SHE DIDN'T RETURN THE MOVIE. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-CLIP VOTOPS


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS OPENING UP. ABOUT THE NIGHT HE SHOT AND KILLED TRAYVON MARTIN.

THE FORMER NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHMAN MAINTAINS HE ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE --

WHEN MARTIN ATTACKED HIM THAT NIGHT.

ZIMMERMAN ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE PAST AND HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.

LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-SOTVO


Cuomo: What do you want to do with your life?

Zimmerman: Good? I'd like to professionally be, continue my education and hopefully become an attorney. I think that's the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to somebody else. I don't think it should happen to anyone ever again, not one person.

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS INVESTIGATING CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE CASE.

CHARGES AREN'T EXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


CRAIGSLIST SAFETY-OC VO-WIPE


A WARNING ONLINE.

FRAUDS IS GETTING BIGGER. ESPECIALLY ON SITES LIKE CRAIGSLIST.

ABC 7 HAS REPORTED ON TWO INSTANCES IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

ONE IN FORT MYERS, ANOTHER IN NAPLES.

NATIONALLY-- A WOMAN IS BEING CALLED THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER.

THERE'S AT LEAST ONE CASE, WHERE SHE'S ACCUSED OF POSING AS A PROSTITUTE TO KILL.

HERE AT HOME -- SOME ARE AVOIDING SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ALTOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


CRAIGSLIST SAFETY-SOTVO


Jack Kockentiet/ avoids Craigslist

1:24:43-1:24:51 "My wife and I aren't even on Facebook or Twitter.

Perhaps a little bit fearful. It was not something we grew up with."

LEE COUNTY FRAUD EXPERTS. TOOK 37-HUNDRED CALLS, ABOUT SCAMS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


POTUS ECONOMY-OC VO


TODAY. PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL DELIVER REMARKS ABOUT THE ECONOMY.

AT A SAFEWAY DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM MISTER OBAMA'S LAST TRIP TO PROMOTE HIS ECONOMIC AGENDA. TOURING A MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE IN NORTH CAROLINA LAST MONTH.

HE SAID THEN. THAT 2014 WILL BE A YEAR OF ACTION. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI MUSIC-OC VO


ICE-SKATING IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS. AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

WITHOUT MUSIC, IT'S JUST SKATING.

SO WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

MUSIC COMPOSER AND SKATING COACH. ALEX GOLDSTEIN. SAYS HE WORKED WITH A QUARTER, OF THE 104 INDIVIDUAL SKATING ENTRIES IN SOCHI.

THAT INCLUDES THE U-S TEAM. DAVIS AND WHITE.

GOLDSTEIN HAS LIVED IN NAPLES, FOR ALMOST A DECADE.

HE PRODUCED MUSIC FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS'. FIRST EVER ICE DANCING COMPETITION, IN 1976. Return to index of stories...


4 YEAR OLD CROSSES BORDER ALONE-OC VO


NOW TO A REMARKABLE STORY FROM SYRIA.

AN UN-IMAGINABLE TREK. AT A YOUNG AGE.

U-N STAFFERS SAY THEY FOUND THIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD SYRIAN BOY CROSSING THE JORDANIAN DESERT ALONE.

ALL HE HAD WITH HIM WAS A PLASTIC BAG WITH HIS BELONGINGS.

THE BOY AND HIS FAMILY GOT SEPARATED WHILE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE FIGHTING IN SYRIA.

THE STAFFERS HELPED REUNITE THE YOUNG BOY WITH HIS FAMILY.

SO BRAVE. Return to index of stories...


40 CAR PILEUP-OC-VO-TCMON VO-FULL


SIX PEOPLE WERE HURT. IN A *MASSIVE PILEUP. SPANNING ABOUT FOUR MILES ON I-94 IN MICHIGAN.

COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY APPROXIMATELY *40 VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED IN THE WRECK.

AND ABOUT 25 OF THOSE, ARE SEMI-TRUCKS.

IT STARTED WHEN TWO SEMI-TRUCKS CRASHED. AND MORE CARS CRASHED BEHIND THEM.

THE ROAD HAD WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS, AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


TRAIN VS CAR-OC-VO-POP NATVO-FULL


IN THIS VIDEO YOU CAN'T MISS. A WOMAN WALKED AWAY WITHOUT ANY INJURIES AFTER A TRAIN CRASHED INTO HER CAR IN ILLINOIS.

nats of train

POLICE SAY THE FEMALE DRIVER WAS ATTEMPTING TO TURN ONTO A ROAD WHEN WHEN SHE LOST TRACTION ON THE SNOW-COVERED ROAD.

THE DRIVER THEN TRIED TO BACK UP FROM THE TRACKS WHEN THE GATES AND SIGNALS ACTIVATED.

THAT IS WHEN THE TRAIN SLAMMED INTO THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE. CAUSING THE CAR TO SPIN AROUND BEFORE SLAMMING INTO A RAILROAD CROSSING POLE. Return to index of stories...


1800 FLOWERS ISSUES-OC VO


1-800-FLOWERS. DID NOT *DELIVER ON ITS VALENTINE'S DAY PROMISES.

THE COMPANY IS STILL APOLOGIZING TODAY --

TO CUSTOMERS WHOSE FLOWERS AND CANDY, DIDN'T SHOW UP ON TIME.

YOU CAN BLAME THE WEATHER.

SNOW AND ICE --

SHUT DOWN PORTS, TRUCKING ROUTES, AND AIRLINES.

STILL --

ANGRY CUSTOMERS COMPLAINED THAT 1-800 FLOWER'S PHONE LINES WERE JAMMED.

THE COMPANY HAS PROMISED REFUNDS AND OFFERED DISCOUNT VOUCHERS. Return to index of stories...


GROUPON MISTAKE-OC VO


A PRESIDENT'S DAY FAUX PAS.

GROUPON IS CASHING IN ON ALEXANDER HAMILTON --

WHO THEY CALL "THE GREATEST PRESIDENT."

EXCEPT ALEXANDER HAMILTON WAS NEVER A PRESIDENT.

THE ONLINE COUPON COMPANY CELEBRATED THE HOLIDAY BY HONORING HAMILTON WITH TEN DOLLARS OFF LOCAL DEALS.

HAMILTON -- WHOSE FACE IS ON THE 10 DOLLAR BILL --

WAS THE FIRST TREASURY SECRETARY.

BUT HE WAS NEVER PRESIDENT. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-SS


TATTOOS ARE FOREVER. A BIG COMMITMENT.

HERE'S ON YOU'LL NEVER REGRET.

59-YEAR-OLD. BILL PASSMAN. HAS A FULL MAP, ON HIS BACK.

EVERY TIME HE VISITIS A COUNTRY,

HE GETS IT FILLED IN.

OTHER TRAVELERS JUST LOVE IT.

YOU COULD EVEN GET A MAP OF THE U.S.. AND VISIT ALL 50 STATES. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-NATSVO


LAST NIGHT. JIMMY FALLON BECAME THE HOST, OF THE TONIGHT SHOW.

AND FOR ALL THE GUYS, WHO SAID HE'D NEVER MAKE IT.

YOU OWE HIM $100 DOLLARS.

ALL THE STARS PAID UP.

ROBERT DENIRO. TINA FEY. MARIAH CAREY. KIM KARDASHIAN. JOAN RIVERS. SARAH JESSICA PARKER. LINDSAY LOHAN. LADY GAGA. STEPHEN COLBERT.

COLBERT PAID IN PENNIES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


FEAR THE BEARD. THE BOSTON RED SOX RODE THAT MANTRA ALL THE WAY TO THE WORLD SERIES. LAST FALL. BUT SPRING TRAINING IS HERE. WHICH BRINGS A CLEAN SLATE. AND A CLEAN SHAVE. THE BEARDS. AND THE 2013 SEASON ARE HISTORY.

THE GLOVES WERE POPING TODAY. AT JETBLUE PARK.

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS HAD THEIR FIRST PRACTICE OF THE SPRING.

JON LESTER WAS A BIG REASON THE SOX WON IT ALL LAST SEASON. WINNING TWO GAMES IN THE WORLD SERIES AND SAYS.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS ARE COMING OFF THEIR 3RD STRAIGHT 90 LOSS SEASON.

BUT WERE SPENDING MONEY THIS OFFSEASON. LIKE THEY WANT THAT TO CHANGE.

SPENDING 83 MILLION TO REVAMP THEIR PITCHING ROTATION.

IT'S ONLY DAY ONE. BUT THE NEW GUYS LIKE WHAT THE SEE

ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR. FLORIDA HAS BEEN RATED ONE OF THE TOP PARTY SCHOOLS IN THE NATION. SO FAR THE GATORS HAVE GIVEN THE STUDENTS PLENTY TO CELEBRATE. NOT THAT THEY NEED AN EXCUSE TO PARTY. BUT THE GATORS. ARE 12-0 IN THE SEC AND. RANKED 2ND IN THE NATION.

THE GATORS HAVEN'T LOST A GAME SINCE DECEMBER 2ND.

THEY'VE WON. 17 STRAIGHT. AND WILL PUT THAT STREAK ON THE LINE. THIS THURSDAY AGAINST. AUBURN.

FLORIDA STATE AND NORTH CAROLINA.

NOLES CAME OUT BLAZIN IN THIS ONE. MONTAY BRANDON WITH THE STEAL. AND THE HAMMER AT THE OTHER END. FLORIDA STATE UP. 13.

SECOND HALF. DIFFERENT STORY. SOMEHOW THE BALL FINDS. J-P. AND HE DOES THE REST.

NORTH CAROLINA WINS. 81-75. THAT'S ROY WILLIAMS 300TH WIN FOR THE TAR HEELS. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


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STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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 TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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ARMED CARJACKING-CLIP 2SHOT SS VO


WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING --

DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY THREE PEOPLE THEY BELIEVE CARJACKED SOMEONE IN LEHIGH -- BEFORE BEING CAUGHT IN FORT MYERS.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TELLS US -- THE CARJACKING HAPPENED ON ICHABOD AVENUE IN LEHIGH ACRES OVERNIGHT --

THE CAR AND THREE PEOPLE WERE FOUND IN FORT MYERS ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER BLVD and dale street. DRIVING THE WRONG WAY.

IT'S A ONE WAY STREET.

WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL IT OVER, THE PEOPLE INSIDE OF THE CAR GOT OUT AND RAN OFF.

THIS IS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO RIGHT AFTER THAT CAR WAS PULLED OVER.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR THIS CAR AFTER THREE TO FOUR ARMED SUSPECTS CARJACKED SOMEONE IN LEHIGH OVERNIGHT.

WE KNOW THREE PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT AND ARE IN CUSTODY.

NEXT -- THE VICTIM OF THE CAR JACKING WILL NEED TO IDENTIFY THEM.

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ARMED CARJACKING-CLIP 2SHOT SS VO


A BIG STORY BREAKING THIS MORNING.

A CAR JACKING IN LEHIGH ACRES ENDS IN FORT MYERS --

IT STARTED IN THE 11-HUNDRED BLOCK OF ICHABOD AVENUE IN LEHIGH AT 11:30 MONDAY NIGHT --

ENDING ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER BLVD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MICHIGAN STREET. JUST AFTER 3 THIS MORNING.

WE KNOW THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DETAINED BY DEPUTIES

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO ABC-7 CREWS GOT. JUST AFTER THIS CAR WAS PULLED OVER.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR THIS CAR AFTER THREE TO FOUR ARMED SUSPECTS CAR JACKED SOMEONE IN LEHIGH --

WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL THE CAR OVER -- 3 TO 4 PEOPLE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND RAN OFF.

NEXT THE VCITIM OF THE CAR JACKING WILL NEED TO IDENTIFY THE 3 PEOPLE -- TO SEE IF THEY ARE INDEED THE SUSPECTS.

WE'RE WORKING TO GET THEIR NAMES -- AND WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST AS SOON AS WE GET IT. Return to index of stories...


5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-VO-POP


NEW THIS MORNING. SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS. OF THE FRESH WATER RELEASES. INTO OUR WATERWAYS.

HELLO I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7.I'M CHANCE SEALES.

THEY CAME FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE. AND TURNED OUR BEACH WATER BROWN, AND MURKY.

HOPING TO SEE IT CLEAR UP. SOME PEOPLE ARE SPEAKING UP. AND ACTING OUT.

NOW IT'S PROMPTING THIS EFFORT.

PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF OUR WATER -- Return to index of stories...


WATER RALLY PREVIEW-VOTOPS


TODAY. FOLKS ACROSS THE STATE. ARE GETTING ON BUSES AND HEADING TO TALLAHASEE.

THEY'RE PART OF THE WATER RALLY. AS LAWMAKERS CONSIDER CHANGES. TO MANAGE RELEASES. AND THEIR NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS.

COUNT ON ABC-7. TO BE THERE LIVE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


ELEVATED POOLS-CLIP OC VO


IT'S POOLS. THAT ARE RAISING SOME CONCERN. RIGHT HERE IN LEE COUNTY.

FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN COUNCIL WILL HOST A PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT.

ON ELEVATED POOLS.

LAWYERS ARE GIVING THE "OK". TO ABOVE-GROUND POOLS.

TOWN LEADERS STOPPED BUILDING THEM IN NOVEMBER. WHILE AN OUTSIDE LAW FIRM LOOKED AT LOCAL LAWS.

NOW TODAY. COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS WHAT'S NEXT.

FEMA REQUIRES NEW HOMES ON THE ISLAND TO BE BUILT 10-12 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL. PROMPTING THE RAISED POOLS.

BUT SOME RESIDENTS SAY IT BLOCKS THEIR VIEW. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN STEALS FIREARMS-OC SS


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY WOMAN WENT TO JAIL.

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY SHE STOLE *DOZENS OF GUN. OVER THE WEEKEND. FROM AN ENGLEWOOD HOME.

55-YEAR-OLD JANICE RACKL. OF GROVE CITY.

FACES 25 CHARGES OF GRAND THEFT. ONE CHARGE OF GRAND THEFT OF A FIREARM WORTH OVER 50-thousand DOLLARS, FROM AN ELDERLY PERSON. AND BURGLARY.

NEIGHBORS TELL US.

THEY WEREN'T SURPRISED AT THE ARREST.

AND THAT THEY OFTEN SEE DEPUTIES OUTSIDE HER HOME. Return to index of stories...


GUN CHANGES-OC NATVO


THIS MORNING. A NEW PLAN MAKES IT EASIER TO CONCEAL GUNS

'nats of gunfire'

RIGHT NOW, TO APPLY FOR CONCEALED CARRY --

YOU HAVE TO VISIT ONE OF THE STATE'S EIGHT REGIONAL OFFICES. SCATTERED ALL OVER FLORIDA

FOR SOME, THAT'S A TWO HOUR DRIVE.

BUT UNDER A NEW PLAN --

YOU COULD APPLY. AT THE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE.

THIS COULD HELP FEED. THE CLIMBING DEMAND. FOR CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS.

THE SENATE AG COMMITTEE. PASSED THIS MONDAY.

IT STILL HAS TO GO THROUGH BOTH HOUSES. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH VANDALISM-OC VO-WIPE


A LEHIGH WOMAN. UPSET AND SCARED. AFTER SOMEONE SET HER CAR ON FIRE --

THEN SPRAY-PAINTED A RACIAL SLUR ACROSS THE FRONT OF HER HOUSE.

THE WOMAN SAYS FIREFIGHTERS WOKE HER UP, TO SHOW HER THE DAMAGE.

YOU CAN SEE THE CHARRED REMAINS OF HER CAR.

THE YOUNG, SINGLE MOTHER TOLD ABC-7. SHE'S TERRIFIED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH VANDALISM-SOTVO


Take Sot

Kela Hunte

Lehigh Acres

7 seconds

Hell yea I'm scared- I slept on the couch with clothes and shoes on

and the blinds open last night

6 seconds

I have a son who comes home and let himself In- how do I tell him he's

supposed to feel safe?

BUT DEPUTIES SAY. SHE MADE QUESTIONABLE COMMENTS DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION.

SHE MENTIONED GETTING OUT OF THE LEASE ON HER CAR.

THAT RAISED SOME EYEBROWS.

WHEN WE ASKED HER ABOUT THIS.SHE TOLD US INVESTIGATORS GOT IT WRONG-

SHE WAS ASKING ABOUT HER HOUSING LEASE. IN CASE SHE WANTS TO MOVE FOR SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-OC SS VO


A KILLER IS STILL ON THE LOOSE THIS MORNING.

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO GUNNED DOWN A 21 YEAR OLD IN FORT MYERS.

ON MONDAY. OFFICERS FOUND *CREGG IVEY* DEAD IN A CAR PORT AT CENTRAL AVENUE AND HANSON STREET.

DETECTIVES AREN'T TELLING US ABOUT A MOTIVE.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S A 25-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR TIPS THAT END IN AN ARREST AND CONVICTION.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. CALL CRIME STOPPERS OR FORT MYERS POLICE Return to index of stories...


VENEZUELA PROTEST-CLIP NATVO-WIPE


nats of protests

CHANTS - FLAGS AND SIGNS FOR FREEDOM. FILLED THE STREETS OF NAPLES.

MANY VENEZUELANS NOW LIVING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE BANDING TOGETHER. OPPOSING THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA.

THEIR GATHERING MONDAY. WAS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


VENEZUELA PROTEST-VOTOPS-WIPE


TAKE A LOOK AT THE THIS VIDEO FROM CARACAS.

FOR A WEEK NOW. PROTESTERS HAVE HIT THE STREETS. TO RALLY AGAINST PRESIDENT *NICOLAS MADURO.

AND THE RALLIES ARE TURNING VIOLENT.

SO FAR AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED.

RALLIES WILL CONTINUE TODAY. JUST AFTER MADURO FORCED THREE U-S DIPLOMATS, TO LEAVE VENEZUELA.

HE ACCUSED THEM OF ENCOURAGING STUDENTS. TO RALLY IN PROTEST OF HIS GOVERNMENT. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS LOOK AHEAD-OC VO


IT'S ANOTHER JAM PACKED DAY AT THE WINTER GAMES. LET'S LOOK AHEAD AT WHAT WE EXPECT TO SEE TODAY IN SOCHI.

THE UNITED STATES MOST DECORATED FEMALE SKIER. TAKES TO THE SLOPES AGAIN, JULIA MANCUSO TRIES FOR ANOTHER MEDAL, THIS TIME IN THE GIANT SLALOM.

MANCUSO WON GOLD IN 2006.

AND PICKED UP A BRONZE EARLIER IN THE GAMES IN THE SUPER-COMBINED.

IN THE WOMEN'S BOBSLED, TEAM USA HITS THE TRACK WITH A CHANCE AT A MEDAL.

THREE U.S. SLEDS WILL COMPETE

AN AMERICAN SLED HAS MEDALED AT EVERY IN OLYMPICS SINCE THE EVENT'S DEBUT IN 2002.

THAT STREAK IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE

AND IN MEN'S NORDIC COMBINED - U.S. FLAG BEARER TODD LODWICK COMPETES, IN HIS 6TH OLYMPICS.

LODWICK HELPED THE U.S. TO WIN SILVER IN VANCOUVER IN THE MEN'S RELAY EVENT. Return to index of stories...


olympics skating-vo


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olympics bob sled-vo


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olympics nordic-vo


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FSU PRESIDENT LEAVING-OC VO


IT'S OFFICIAL.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT -- ERIC BARRON -- IS HEADED BACK TO PENN STATE.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTREES. NAMED HIM THE UNIVERSITY'S 18TH PRESIDENT MONDAY AFTERNOON.

BARRON HAS BEEN AT FLORIDA STATE SINCE 20-10.

BEFORE THAT -- HE WORKED AT PENN STATE FOR MORE THAN 20-YEARS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-OC VO-WIPE


AFTER 17 YEARS WITH NO ATHLETIC PROGRAM. THINGS ARE CHANGING FOR EDISON STATE.

THE SCHOOL INTRODUCED CARL MCALOOSE AS ITS NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

MCALOOSE PLANS TO HAVE THE FIRST SPORTS PROGRAM AT EDISON. UP AND RUNNING BY THE FALL OF 2015.

BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND MENS AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ARE JUST SOME SPORTS HE WANTS FOR THE BUCCANNEERS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-SOTVO


25:38 "I think we'll be able to attract because of the campus location, because of the beauty of the campus I think we're going to attract some unbelievable coaches and administrators

EACH SPORT WILL COST ABOUT 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

MCALOOSE SAYS SUCCESS WILL DEPEND ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


YOU'RE IN YOUR 30'S

40'S

TIME TO STOP LIVING LIKE A COLLEGE KID

GET MATCHING PLATES.

THINGS ALL ADULTS SHOULD OWN

A REAL COUCH!

CHINA. GRANDMA'S IS THE BEST

A REAL CROCK POT

MATCHING DISHES. NOT PLASTIC

CANDLES YOU ACTUALLY BURN

WASHER & DRYER

FRESH FLOWERS

MATCHING WINE GLASSES

MATCHING TOWELS

NOW DON'T YOU FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOUR HOUSE! Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


KEEPING UP WITH FASHION TRENDS

EXPENSIVE

NOT ENOUGH ROOM IN THE CLOSET

LOVE WHAT YOUR FRIEND HAS

SHARE!

CLOSET SWAPPING PARTIES GOING VIRAL

SAVE TONS OF MONEY

ALWAYS RETURN CLEAN

SHARE CLOTHES, BAGS, JEWELRY

MORE ON GMA

HOW TO SHARE FAIR! Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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.

GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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LEE CO SPORTS TOURISM-CLIP VOTOPS OC


THE REIGNING WORLD SERIES CHAMPS, ARE IN TOWN. PLUS THE MINNESOTA TWINS.

ON TOP OF THAT.

LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS. SAY 2013 WAS A RECORD- BREAKING YEAR, FOR SPORTS, *OUTSIDE OF SPRING TRAINING.

AMATEUR EVENTS BROUGHT IN 60 *MILLION DOLLARS TO LEE COUNTY.

THAT INCLUDES. HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS, IN THE COUNTY.

FAMILIES AND VISITORS. SPENT MONEY ON RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE 5:45 AM-CLIP 2SHOT


NEW THIS MORNING.

THEY'RE FIGHTING TO SOLVE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S WATER CRISIS.

ACTIVISTS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, AND AVERAGE FOLKS ARE ABOUT TO BOARD BUSES IN NAPLES AND FORT MYERS AND HEAD TO TALLAHASSEE.

THEIR MESSAGE TO LAWMAKERS -

SIGN THE FLORIDIANS' CLEAR WATER DECLARATION.

ABC-7'S STEVE CAMPION IS TRAVELING WITH THEM TO THE STATE CAPITOL.

HE'S LIVE ON I-75 THIS MORNING WITH AN INSIDE LOOK.

STEVE? Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


YOU'VE GOT TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT WATER FOR THIS HAUL TODAY -

AT LEAST SEVEN HOURS THERE AND SEVEN BACK.

WE'RE HEADING WITH THIS GROUP AS THEY TAKE THEIR PLEAS FOR RELIEF DIRECTLY TO LAWMAKERS.

YOU CAN SEE THE SIGNS THEY PLAN TO WAIVE ON THE STREETS OF TALLY. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-VO


THIS IS AN ISSUE WE'VE COVERED EXTENSIVELY AT ABC-7.

LAST SUMMER, WE SAW HOW UNPRECEDENTED AND MASSIVE WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE TRANSFORMED LEE COUNTY'S COASTLINES.

THE DARK MURKY WATER CRASHED ONTO SHORE FOR MONTHS AND DROVE AWAY TOURISTS.

THE ARMY CORP PUMPED THE DIRTY WATER DOWN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER TO RELIEVE PRESSURE BUILDING ON THE HERBERT HOOVER DIKE.

THE STRUCTURE PROTECTS OUR INLAND COMMUNITIES FROM FLOODING.

NOW DURING THE DRIER MONTHS WE SEE THE OPPOSITE.

THE RIVER AND ESTUARIES ARE STARVING FOR WATER.

SALINTY LEVELS ARE BUILDING UP AND KILLING OFF WILDLIFE. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


PEOPLE FROM ACROSS FLORIDA ARE JOINING IN ON THIS FIGHT FOR CLEAN WATER.

THE ISSUES ARE UNIQUE TO EACH REGION.

THOSE FROM THE KEYS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE BARRIER REEF.

OTHERS FROM UP NORTH WANT THE STATE'S NATURAL SPRINGS CLEANED UP.

THEIR PROTEST IS SET FOR THIS MORNING AT 11.

COUNT ON TO TO BE THERE.

LIVE ALONG I-75 THIS MORNING, STEVE CAMPION, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM 6:45 AM-CLIP 2SHOT


IT'S A PLAN THAT'S BEEN ON AND OFF --

BUILDING A HOTEL ATTACHED TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER --

LATER TODAY, THAT PLAN COULD BE BACK ON THE TABLE.

THE CITY COUNCIL IS HOLDING A WORKSHOP TO LISTEN TO A PROPOSAL FROM A NEW INTERESTED DEVELOPER.

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS --

WHERE HE IS BREAKING DOWN THE DETAILS FOR US.

SAM? Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


THIS PLAN HAS BEEN ON AGAIN OFF AGAIN. BUT THIS MORNING WERE LEARNING A NATIONAL DEVELOPER BASED OUT OF CALIFORNIA IS READY TO GO. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-VO


THEY WILL PRESNT THE NEWEST PLAN TO CITY COUNCIL LATER THIS MORNING.

THE HOTEL WOULD BE BUILD ALONG SIDE THE HARBOR SIDE EVENT CENTER AND WOULD BE ABOUT 10 FLOORS AND 250 ROOMS.

THE PLAN TO PUT A HOTEL HERE HAS BEEN A PART OF THE CITY'S GRAND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR A LONG TIME -- THEY'VE DONE THE STREETSCAPE AND WATERFRONT PROJECT --

THIS WOULD BE THE FINAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


THIS HOTEL WOULD BRING BIG BUSINESS TO FORT MYERS. BUT IT IS LIKELY THE CITY WILL HAVE TO SPEND MONEY FIXING UP HARBOR SIDE.BEFORE A FINAL AGREEMENT IS MADE. THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED IN TODAYS MEETING. COUNT ON TO US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST.

LIVE IN DT SS ABC-7. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


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.

GORGEOUS WEATHER CONTINUES

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-2SH VO


WINTER'S IN FULL FORCE.

AND A BROKEN RECORD THIS MORNING.

WITH A STORM EXPECTED TO DROP, SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW ON THE EAST COAST.

BUT WITH A SLIGHT TWIST TODAY.

FOLLOWING THE STORM. RAIN AND WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL COME.

MANY EAST COAST STATES WILL SEE 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

THEN WARMER TEMPS. ARE EXPECTED FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.

RECENT STORMS HAVE BEEN BLAMED FOR 25 DEATHS. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-VOTOPS


STORMS ALSO LED TO. A RECORD NUMBER OF FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS.

ABC-7 GOT THE NEWEST NUMBERS.

JUST MONDAY ALONE.

3-THOUSAND FLIGHTS WERE DELAYED. AND ABOUT 12-HUNDRED CANCELLED, NATIONWIDE.

MOST DELAYS WERE AT CHICAGO'S, TWO MAJOR AIRPORTS.

THROUGH LAST WEEK, AIRLINES CANCELED MORE THAN 75-*THOUSAND DOMESTIC FLIGHTS. SINCE DECEMBER FIRST. Return to index of stories...


CHEAPEST DAYS TO FLY-VOTOPS


IF THOSE NUMBERS DON'T SCARE YOU FROM TRAVELING THE SKYWAYS. WE'VE GOT THE CHEAPEST DAYS. YOU CAN TAKE FLIGHT THIS YEAR.

THE FIRST IS JUNE SEVENTH. FOR U.S. COAST-TO-COAST FLIGHTS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO "FARE COMPARE DOT COM". WHICH PINPOINTS MAY 16TH AS THE CHEAPEST DAY TO FLY TO EUROPE FOR SPRING FLIGHTS.

HEADING TO EUROPE IN THE FALL?

AUGUST 23RD IS THE MAGIC DATE FOR YOU.

AND APRIL 24TH IS THE CHEAPEST DAY TO FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN. Return to index of stories...


SAVINGS VS DEBT-CLIP VOTOPS


SAVING MONEY. IT'S PROBABLY A PRIORITY FOR YOU, AND YOUR FAMILY.

BUT IT TURNS OUT.

ONLY ABOUT HALF OF AMERICANS. 51 PERCENT. HAVE MORE EMERGENCY SAVINGS THAN CREDIT CARD DEBT.

"BANKRATE DOT COM" SAYS. THAT'S THE LOWEST PERCENTAGE SINCE 2011.

NEARLY 30 PERCENT HAVE "MORE" CREDIT CARD DEBT, THAN EMERGENCY SAVINGS.

AND THOSE IN WHAT SHOULD BE THEIR "PRIME" EARNING YEARS. AGE 30 TO 64. ARE THE "MOST" LIKELY TO FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY. Return to index of stories...


MILITARY ETHICS-2SH-POP


THIS MORNING. TWO TALKERS. MAKING HEADLINES TODAY.

FIRST, WE'RE TALKING MILITARY ETHICS

THE LATEST NUMBERS SHOW.

THE NUMBER OF SOLDIERS FORCED OUT OF THE ARMY, BECAUSE OF CRIMES OR MISCONDUCT. IS SKYROCKETING.

OFFICERS WHO LEFT THE ARMY DUE TO MISCONDUCT MORE THAN *TRIPLED IN THE PAST THREE YEARS.

THE NUMBER OF ENLISTED SOLDIERS FORCED OUT FOR DRUGS, ALCOHOL, CRIMES AND OTHER MISCONDUCT SHOT UP.ABOUT DOUBLE. SINCE 2007. Return to index of stories...


EXECUTION DRUG LAWSUIT-2SH-POP


ALSO TODAY. WE'RE UNOCOVERING AN INTERESTING LAWSUIT.

AN OKLAHOMA PHARMACY IS AGREEING *NOT TO PROVIDE MISSOURI. WITH A MADE-TO-ORDER DRUG. FOR AN INMATE'S UPCOMING EXECUTION.

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY THE ATTORNEY FOR A DEATH ROW INMATE REACHED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE APOTHECARY SHOPPE. WHICH WILL NO LONGER PREPARE OR PROVIDE ANY DRUG FOR USE IN HIS LETHAL INJECTION.

MICHAEL TAYLOR IS SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED ON THE 26TH. FOR KIDNAPPING, RAPING AND KILLING. A 15-YEAR-OLD KANSAS CITY GIRL IN 1989. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-NATSVO


JIMMY FALLON MADE HIS DEBUT. ON THE "TONIGHT SHOW."

HIS FIRST GUEST, WAS WILL SMITH.

AND THEY HAD SOME FUN.

JIMMY AND WILL. DID THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP DANCING.

THE CABBAGE PATCH. RUNNING MAN. THE ROBOT. POP AND LOCK. STEAL THE FACE. "I'M ABOUT TO BREAK DANCE". THE "LEG THING NO ONE CAN DO."

WELCOME TO THE BIG SHOW. HE DID A GREAT JOB.

JIMMY KIMMEL IS RIGHT HERE ON ABC7, AT 11:30. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP-VO


D.C.'S BIGGEST COUPLE. IS FAKE. BUT WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH.

FRANK AND CLAIRE UNDERWOOD.

THEY'RE ON "HOUSE OF CARDS". THE HUGE, NETFLIX HIT.

ALWAYS SCHEMING. NEVER SORRY. AND GAINING POWER BY THE MINUTE.

THIS SHOW IS CHANGING TV.

SO WHY IS IT SO POPULAR?

THIS MORNING. KEVIN SPACEY. IS LIVE ON GMA.

HE'S THE STAR, AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.

AND HE'S ANSWERING QUESTIONS. LIVE FROM FANS.

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TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TOPPING TODAY'S TECH BYTES. A HIGH-PROFILE HACK ATTACK.

LAS VEGAS SANDS WEBSITES ARE BACK ONLINE THIS MORNING. A WEEK AFTER THEY

WERE SHUT DOWN BY A HACK.

INVESTIGATORS STILL AREN'T SURE WHO WAS BEHIND THE ATTACK.

YOUR GOOGLE PASSWORD COULD SOON BE MORE SECURE.

GOOGLE IS WORKING ON A SECURITY SYSTEM THAT WOULD EMIT A SOUND

THAT HUMANS CAN'T HEAR - BUT YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN.

THE PHONE WOULD RECOGNIZE THE SIGNAL AND SEND A MESSAGE BACK TO

THE COMPUTER VERIFYING THE USER'S IDENTITY.

BARELY A WEEK AFTER ITS CREATOR PULLED THE "FLAPPY BIRD" APP. APPLE AND

GOOGLE ARE CRACKING DOWN ON "FLAPPY" KNOCK-OFFS.

BOTH COMPANIES ARE REJECTING NEW APPS WITH THE WORDS "FLAPPY IN

IT.

AND "HOUSE OF CARDS" IS BURNING UP THE BROADBAND.

ONE CABLE OPERATOR SAYS 16-PERCENT OF ITS NETFLIX SUBSCRIBERS

STREAMED AT LEAST ONE EPISODE OF THE SHOW'S NEW SEASON DURING A 10-HOUR

PERIOD ON FRIDAY.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M MARCI GONZALEZ. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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 TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Tuesday morning started off with seasonally cool temperatures in place across Southwest Florida. Through the day, an abundance of sunshine will continue as temperatures warm into the lower 80s. Winds from the east-southeast around 5-10 mph will turn onshore near the coast this afternoon. That afternoon sea breeze will keep the highs on the beaches just a bit cooler; topping out in the upper 70s. We don't have any rain chances today or through the rest of the work week. There will be subtle differences each day as winds turn a bit more southerly and transport more humidity and a few more clouds into our area by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, we'll bring in more clouds along with the chance for a few showers late Saturday into Sunday. By no means does this look like a wash out and right now, you should go on with your weekend planning.

By Monday, we are looking at better chances for scattered showers in the area. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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WORLD TRAVELER-OC SS


MOST TRAVELERS TAKE PICTURES AND BUY SOUVENIRS TO REMEMBER WHERE THEY'VE BEEN.

ONE MAN TOOK A MORE PERMANENT APPROACH.

FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS -- BILL PASSMAN, FROM LOUISIANA --

HAS BEEN TRACING HIS TRAVELS INTO HIS BACK.

HE HAS A WORLD MAP TATTOO.

WHEN HE VISITS A COUNTRY --

HE HAS IS IT FILLED IN WITH A COLOR.

SO FAR HE HAS 60 COUNTRIES FILLED IN. Return to index of stories...


GAME OF THRONES NEW TRAILER-OC SOTVO


A BLOCKBUSTER SERIES. THAT WENT FROM BOOKS TO TV.

TAKES YOU. TO A MAKE BELIEVE WORLD.

AND NOW. A NEW GLIMPSE SHOWS WHERE IT'S HEADING NEXT.

He was betrayed by his own men. All we can give him now is justice.THEN BUTT TO:I will do what queens do. I will rule.

"GAME OF THRONES" DEBUTS A NEW TRAILER. FOR SEASON 4.

THE SHOW POPULAR WITH MILLIONS. PROMISES MORE VENGEANCE. DEATH. AND POWER STRUGGLES.

SEASON 4 BEGINS ON HBO APRIL 6TH.

I JUST FINISHED SEASON 3. SO I'LL BE WATCHING! Return to index of stories...


CHARLIE SHEEN ENGAGED-OC VO


HE'S BEEN CALLED ECCENTRIC. STRANGE. CRAZY. BUT NOW. YOU CAN CALL HIM TAKEN.

CHARLIE SHEEN IS GETTING MARRIED!

PEOPLE MAGAZINE REPORTS THE ACTOR PROPOSED TO HIS ADULT FILM STAR GIRLFRIEND, BRETT ROSSI.OVER THE WEEKEND.

THIS WILL BE HIS FOURTH MARRIAGE.

SHEEN HASN'T ANNOUNCED A DATE FOR THE WEDDING. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) ARMED CARJACKING-VOTOPS-WIPE


DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY THREE PEOPLE THEY BELIEVE CARJACKED SOMEONE IN LEHIGH -- BEFORE BEING CAUGHT IN FORT MYERS.

WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL OVER A CAR GOING THE WRONG WAY.THE PEOPLE INSIDE GOT OUT AND RAN OFF.

WE KNOW THREE PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT AND ARE IN CUSTODY.

THE VICTIM OF THE CAR JACKING WILL NEED TO IDENTIFY THEM. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VOTOPS-WIPE


HOPING TO CLEAR UP FRESH WATER RELEASE PROBLEMS.SOME PEOPLE ARE SPEAKING UP. AND ACTING OUT.

RIGHT NOW. FOLKS ACROSS THE STATE. ARE GETTING ON BUSES AND HEADING TO TALLAHASEE.

THEY'RE PART OF THE WATER RALLY. AS LAWMAKERS CONSIDER CHANGES. TO MANAGE RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) HOTEL PROPOSAL-VOTOPS-WIPE


TODAY CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT A NEW HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THEY'LL MEET WITH A DEVELOPER FROM CALIFORNIA AT 10 AM.

THE HOTEL WOULD GO NEXT TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

FORT MYERS MAYOR RANDY HENDERSON, SAYS THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER PLANS TO HELP WITH PARKING.

HE TELLS US OFFICIALS WILL CONSIDER NEW GARAGES. OR A NEW TROLLEY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TS 4)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TS 5)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

-WHAT IS COMING UP ON GMA - BIG STORY COVERAGE OF THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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