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BREAKING NEWS CLIP NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES------------- NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL2) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VO-WIPE TS1) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VOTOPS
HL2) LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VO-WIPE TS2) LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VOTOPS
HL3) WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDR TS3) NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-TRX-2-SHOT
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-PKG
CLEAN WATER RALLY-TRX-2-SHOT CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-OC
CLEAN WATER RALLY-LOOK LIVE PKG JORDAN DAVIS GAS STATION RALLY FL-TRX-VO
LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-TRX-VO JORDAN DAVIS GAS STATION RALLY FL-SOTVO
NEW DUNN TAPES RELEASED-TRX-2-SHOT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-TRX-VOTOPS
NEW DUNN TAPES RELEASED-PKG GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-SOTVO
NEW DUNN TAPES RELEASED-OC UNITED FLIGHT EXTREME TURBULANCE-OC-MAP
MISSING FL KIDS-OC SS(3) MOTORCYCLIST CAUGHT-VO
HIJACKED FLIGHT NEW DETAILS-TRX-VO $1M VASE DESTROYED-TRX-VOTOPS
WEATHER CANCEL FLIGHTS-TRX-VOTOPS OVERDUE VIDEO-OC SOTVO
POTUS ECONOMY-VO WORLD TRAVELER-OC
NJ PORT AUTHORITY SEEKS PROBE IN BRIDGE SCANDAL-TR OLYMPIC MEDALS STOLEN-TRX-VO
NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-TRX-VO OLYMPIC MEDALS STOLEN-SOTVO
US 41 CONSTRUCTION-SSTOPS SELFIES GONE WRONG-VO
ELEVATED POOLS-TRX-OC-VO-OC TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 A JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-NATSVO
TZ1A WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDR WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-2-SHOT
WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDROBE-2 JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-PKG
WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDROBE-P JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-OC
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
TZ2 A GUN CHANGES-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP FORECAST-WX WALL
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST CHEAPEST DAYS TO FLY-TRX-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL SAVINGS VS DEBT-TRX-VOTOPS
GUN CHANGES-TRX-VO GAS PRICES UP-TRX-VOTOPS
HOUSE OF BREWZ SUSPECT-OC-SS-VO BOTCH DELIVERIES-VO
NAPLES SPEEDING FINES-VO CRAIGSLIST SAFETY-VO
LEE COUNTY IMPACT FEES-TRX-VO FDA WANTS WARNINGS ON GENERIC DRUGS-VO
GREYHOUND DEATHS-TRX-SOTVO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
FL SHARK ATTACKS-VO TZ6 A NETFLIX 'HOUSE OF CARDS' VIEWERSHIP INCREASE
MARCO ISLAND STINGRAYS-TRX-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT NETFLIX 'HOUSE OF CARDS' VIEWERSHIP INCREASE-VO
TZ3 A BUZZFEED'S PHOTOSHOP EXPERIMENT-VO-WIPE GAME OF THRONES NEW TRAILER-OC-SOT-VO
BUZZFEED'S PHOTOSHOP EXPERIMENT-2-SHOT CHARLIE SHEEN IS GETTING MARRIED-VO
BUZZFEED'S PHOTOSHOP EXPERIMENT-PKG ACTRESS EMILY BLUNT AND ACTOR JOHN KRASINSKI PAREN
OWNING CAR,TV,COMPUTER CONTRIBUTING TO OBESITY?-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS1) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VOTOPS
TZ4 A CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-VO-WIPE TS2) LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VOTOPS
TZ4 B GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-VOTOPS-WIPE TS3) NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-VOTOPS
TZ4 C SELFIES GONE WRONG-VOTOPS TS4) IMPACT FEES-VOTOPS
CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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


THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY TO TALLAHASSEE

FIGHTING TO KEEP OUR WATERWAYS BRIGHT BLUE

BUT WILL IT WORK?

THE MORNING GOT OFF TO A ROCKY START.

WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THE ROAD TO TALAHASSEE.

AND CAR JACKED AT GUN POINT.

A WILD MORNING FROM LEHIGH TO FORT MYERS

HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN.ON A ONE WAY STREET

AND ARE THESE THE RIGHT SUSPECTS?

AND MEET A GROUP OF WOMEN. WHO'VE FIGURED OUT A CREATIVE WAY TO SAVE BIG!

ALL THEY HAD TO DO IS OPEN THEIR CLOSET. Return to index of stories...


HL2) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VO-WIPE


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HL2) LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VO-WIPE


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HL3) WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDR


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CLEAN WATER RALLY-TRX-2-SHOT


A CHARTER BUS CARRYING ALMOST 40 PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING TO THE STATE CAPITOL TO DEMAND A WATER FIX.

PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE HEALTH OF OUR WATER AND OUR ECONOMY.

THEY WANT TO KEEP BUSINESS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ABC7'S STEVE CAMPION IS ON BOARD ON 1-75 THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN WATER RALLY-LOOK LIVE PKG


DESPITE RUNNING BEHIND -

YOU CAN SEE THIS GROUP IS STILL MAKING THE NEARLY 14 HOUR ROUNDTRIP.

THEY'VE LOST A COUPLE OF PEOPLE -

BUT THEY SAY COME HIGH WATER.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE IN THE CAPITOL TO BE COUNTED.

THE ISSUE OF WATER QUALITY IS BIG IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S HARD TO FORGOT LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATER RELEASES LAST SUMMER.

THEY MASSIVE AMOUNT OF DIRTY WATER. TRANSFORMED THE COAST WITH DIRTY WATER.

TODAY, THOSE ON BOARD SAY POLLUTION ACROSS THE STATE NEEDS TO END.

AGAIN WE'RE TRAVELING WITH THIS GROUP -

RIGHT NOW WE'RE NEARING TAMPA.

COUNT ON US TO BE THERE AS THEY URGE LAWMAKERS -

TO MAKE A CHANGE AND FIND A REAL SOLUTION.

LIVE ON I-75, STEVE CAMPION, ABC7 Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-TRX-VO


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

THIS IS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM THE SCENE AFTER THAT CAR WAS PULLED OVER --

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR THIS CAR AFTER A CALL CAME IN OF AN ARMED CAR JACKING IN LEHIGH AROUND 11:30 OVERNIGHT.

THEY FOUND IT DRIVING THE WRONG WAY DOWN A ONE-WAY.

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

BUT THREE PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT AND ARE NOW IN CUSTODY.

THE VICTIM OF THE CAR JACKING NOW NEEDS TO IDENTIFY THEM.

STAY WITH ABC SEVEN FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW DUNN TAPES RELEASED-TRX-2-SHOT


WE HAVE LATEST ON MICHAEL DUNN --

THE MAN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THAT "LOUD MUSIC" SHOOTING CASE IN JACKSONVILLE.

NEWLY RELEASED JAILHOUSE RECORDINGS CAPTURE DUNN SPEAKING BLUNTLY TO HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

ABC'S RYAN OWENS. HAS MORE REVELATIONS. FROM THE NEW TAPES. Return to index of stories...


NEW DUNN TAPES RELEASED-PKG


11'13.51. MD:

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

The jury heard from Michael Dunn for four hours but even they HEARD NOTHING

LIKE this!

"I'm the victim here. I was the one who was victimized.

**********Like they attacked me, I'm the victim. I'm the victor but I was

the victim too."

THE STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE JUST RELEASED Jailhouse calls between the

software developer and his fianc--Who later testified against him.

Sot Dunn's Fiance

Attorney: "What did the defendant say?"

Fianc: I hate that thug music."

Dunn also suggests the young men he shot at must be criminals.

4:02

When the police said these guys didn't have a record I wonder if they were

just flying under the radar.

RIGHT

Because they were bad.

Some of the calls are quite intimate.

Call 9--09:00

I miss you terribly.

YEAH?

Yeah I knew what I had but you don't know what you got

till it's gone.

In hours of calls with his fianc and his parents, Dunn repeatedly claims the

state has no case against him.

1016 MD: Im JUST YOU KNOW super confident if they take this to trial it will

be a short deliberation.

That's not how it worked out--jurors deliberated for more than 30 hours

before finding Dunn guilty of three counts of ATTEMPTED second-degree murder

for firing into an SUV full of teens at this jacksonville gas station.

NATS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

14:18:36 gun shots

14:18:49 omg somebody is shooting.

The jury deadlocked on whether Dunn murdered 17 year old Jordan Davis or IF

HE shot him in self defense. Even with a mistrial on the murder count, Dunn

will spend the next 60 years in prison. On the tapes, he talks a lot

about life behind bars.

CALL 3:

450

MD: SO I WAS IN a room w 3 black guys.

R: Oh no

MD: you know 2 were kids and one was an old man. And they asked me what I

was in for, and I told them and gave them a little details, and they were

like yep straight up that is what they get.

The jury didn't agree--and now Michael Dunn will likely spend the rest of

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NEW DUNN TAPES RELEASED-OC


THAT WAS RYAN OWENS WITH THAT REPORT.

THE STATE ATTORNEY SAYS PROSECUTORS WILL SEEK A NEW TRIAL FOR THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE.

THE JURY DEADLOCKED ON THIS CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FL KIDS-OC SS(3)


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...


HIJACKED FLIGHT NEW DETAILS-TRX-VO


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...


WEATHER CANCEL FLIGHTS-TRX-VOTOPS


THE WINTER STORMS LED TO. A RECORD NUMBER OF FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS.

ABC-7 GOT THE NEWEST NUMBERS.

JUST MONDAY ALONE.

THREE-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...


POTUS ECONOMY-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...


NJ PORT AUTHORITY SEEKS PROBE IN BRIDGE SCANDAL-TR


A NEW INVESTIGATION IS BEING LAUNCHED. IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRAFFIC SCANDAL. PLAGUING NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE.

THE HEAD OF THE NY-NJ PORT AUTHORITY. IS LOOKING INTO THE AGENCY'S POLICE.

REPORTS SAY. OFFICERS TOLD FRUSTRATED DRIVERS. STUCK IN TRAFFIC. TO SEND COMPLAINTS TO THE MAYOR OF FORT LEE.

THE BRIDGE BACKUP, LASTED FOR *DAYS.

CHRISTIE SAYS HE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE RETALIATION SCHEME. Return to index of stories...


NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-TRX-VO


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.

WE WILL HAVE AN UPDATE STARTING AT FIVE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


US 41 CONSTRUCTION-SSTOPS


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.

CREWS ARE BUILDING. A DRIVEWAY CONNECTION.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN. TO LET YOU KNOW. IF IT'S ALL CLEAR TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


ELEVATED POOLS-TRX-OC-VO-OC


ANOTHER BIG ISSUE. IN LEE COUNTY.

POOLS. RAISING 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.

THAT MEANS POOLS, TOO.

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


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


YOU WANT THE LATEST LOOK.

BUT PAYING FOR IT. IS NEVER FUN.

NOW A NEW WAY TO SHOP. JUST GO TO YOUR BEST FRIEND'S HOUSE.

HOW TO PLAY FAIR. AND SHARE THAT DESIGNER LOOK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDR


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDROBE-2


IT'S SOMETIMES HARD TO FIND A REALLY GOOD BARAGIN. ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE DESIGNER CLOTHES.

A GROUP OF WOMEN. MADE A CREATIVE WAY TO SAVE BIG!

THEY HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY. TO THEIR CLOSETS.

SARA HAINES HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN WHO COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR WARDROBE-P


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


COULD FLORIDA BE ON THE VERGE. OF A BIG CHANGE. MULTIPLYING CONCEALED WEAPONS.

THE STATE'S ABOUT TO MAKE IT EASIER TO GET A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT.

WE'LL EXPLAIN HOW A NEW OPTION. COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A GUN CHANGES-VO


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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.

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...


GUN CHANGES-TRX-VO


IT COULD SOON BE A LOT EASIER. TO GET A CONCEALED WEAPON PERMIT, IN FLORIDA.

A COMMITTEE IN THE STATE SENATE. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A PROPOSAL.

ALLOWING COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS. TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS. FOR CONCEALED-WEAPON OR GUN LICENSES.

THAT'S MORE THAN 67 LOCATIONS.

RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE JUST 8.

THAT MEANS SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO DRIVE. TWO HOURS JUST TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.

THE PROPOSAL, NOW GOES TO THE FULL SENATE. Return to index of stories...


HOUSE OF BREWZ SUSPECT-OC-SS-VO


THE MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING INTO A CROWDED RESTAURANT AT GULF COAST TOWN CENTER IS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL THIS MORNING.

*JOSE MARTINS* BOND IS SET AT 500 -THOUSAND DOLLARS.

DEPUTIES SAY HE FIRED SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE "HOUSE OF BREWZ" THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING. AFTER BEING FIRED.

BULLETS HIT THE HOSTESS DESK OF THE CROWDED RESTAURANT BUT NO ONE WAS HURT.

MARTINS WAS ARRESTED IN ARIZONA WHILE ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SPEEDING FINES-VO


A PANEL OF JUDGES. SIDED WITH CHARTER BOAT CAPTAINS, IN NAPLES.

SINCE 2012, THE CAPTAINS AND THE CITY.

HAVE BEEN AT ODDS, OVER SPEED ZONES IN NAPLES BAY.

A COUNTY JUDGE FIRST AGREED WITH THE BOATERS.

THE CITY DID NOT HAVE A VALID SPEED ZONE LAW ON THE BOOKS.

CITY OFFICIALS TELL US. A NEW RULING SHOWS A CIRCUIT COURT, AGREED.

THE CITY COUNCIL, RE-GROUPS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY IMPACT FEES-TRX-VO


TODAY.LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF IMPACT FEES.

THE FEES ARE IMPOSED ON ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES OR BUILDINGS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE MONEY IS USED TO BUILD SCHOOLS AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN GROWING COMMUNITIES.

LAST YEAR - COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO LOWER THE IMPACT FEE BY 80 PERCENT -

TO BRING IN MORE BUILDERS, AND INCREASE THE TAX BASE.

PERMITS ON NEW HOMES. NEARLY DOUBLED FROM THE YEAR BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


GREYHOUND DEATHS-TRX-SOTVO


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

BUT SADLY --

DOGS ARE STILL DYING.

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

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

NEW STATE LAW. FORCES OWNERS TO REPORT THE NUMBERS.

AND THERE'S A NEW BILL MOVING THROUGH THE CAPITOL -- REQUIRING DOG INJURIES TOO! Return to index of stories...


FL SHARK ATTACKS-VO


THE NUMBER ONE PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR SHARK ATTACKS -- IS RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

23 ATTACKS WERE RECORDED LAST YEAR.

NONE OF THEM DEADLY.

MOST OF THEM HAPPENED IN VOLUSA COUNTY.THEY HAD EIGHT.

IN AUGUST, A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR FROM NEW JERSEY WAS ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL. NEAR THE CASA YBEL RESORT.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE A BULLSHARK BIT HIS LEG. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND STINGRAYS-TRX-VO


IF YOU'RE PLANNING A DAY AT THE BEACH. WATCH OUT FOR STING RAYS.

THEY'RE OUT. FROM MARCO ISLAND TO SANIBEL.

"STINGRAY SEASON" IS MAY TO JULY.

BUT EXPERTS SEE THEM EARLY.

THE RAYS LOOK FOR FOOD. CLOSE TO SHORE .

THAT'S WHERE PEOPLE SWIM.

SO DO THE "STING RAY SHUFFLE". IF YOU ARE GOING INTO THE WATER.

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


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO BE APART OF A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT?

COMPLETE WITH MAKEUP, STYLING. AND EVEN DIRECTION FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER.

THIS WAS ALL PART BUZZFEED'S PHOTOSHOP EXPERIMENT.

THEY WANTED TO SEE WHAT REAL WOMEN FELT LIKE WHEN THEY SAW THEIR TRANSFORMATION.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEY THOUGHT. NEXT! Return to index of stories...


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BUZZFEED'S PHOTOSHOP EXPERIMENT-2-SHOT


BUZZFEED RECENTLY ROUNDED UP. SEVERAL LADIES. AND HAD THEM DO A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT.

THEN THE PHOTOS WERE EDITED. SHOWING THEM WHAT IT TAKES TO BE "COVER MODELS"

THEIR RECATIONS ARE PRICELESS

LINSEY DAVIS HAS MORE ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


BUZZFEED'S PHOTOSHOP EXPERIMENT-PKG


WE ARE BOMBARDED WITH IMAGES OF STRIKING BEAUTIES EVERY DAY BUT ARE WE

GETTING THE REAL PICTURE?

LENA DUNHAM MELISSA MCCARTHY PHOTOSHOPPED ON THE COVERS OF HIGH FASHION

MAGAZINES

REMOVING EVERY FLAW RIGHT DOWN TO.THE BRIGHTNESS OF THEIR SKIN TONE AND

THE CUT OF THEIR NECKLINE

BUT ISN'T THAT THE KIND OF PERFECTION WOMEN WANT TO SEE?

:05 girl # 1 you look at yourself and realize you can never attain that

ideal

APPARENTLY NOT. BUZZFEED ASKED FOUR WOMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN A PHOTOSHOP

EXPERIMENT

:18 girl # 2 It's hard when you see models and celebrities and you just don

't look the same.

HAD THEM MODEL IN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT

:30 click click

THEN PHOTOSHOPPED THE IMAGES TO MAKE THE WOMEN LOOK LIKE COVER MODELS

REMOVING CURVES. BLEMISHES. AND WRINKLES.

THEIR REACTION - TO THE COVER GIRL VERSION OF THEMSELVES - MIGHT SURPRISE

YOU.

Nats

I feel like it doesn't even look like me.

Why would you want to make someone look so different?

I like my freckles, they give me character. And the fact that they're gone,

I don't even know who that is.

Andrew Gauthier/Buzzfeed Senior Video Producer People reflexively compare

themselves to the images they see in magazine and I think this video shows

that those images, that ideal is not reality

I ALMOST DIDN'T RECOGNIZE *MYSELF* AFTER UNDERGOING A VIRTUAL NIP AND TUCK

AND THESE WOMEN WERE MORE BEWILDERED THAN EXCITED

Nats

this is how I always wanted to see myself, but now that I see it, I'm

questioning why I ever wanted to look like that.

Dr Robyn Silverman you would assume when they look at a flawless photo of

themselves they would be so excited. However women see this photo and think

to themselves where are all the aspects that make me unique and beautiful.

COULD IT BE THAT WOMEN, WHO ARE TYPICALLY THEIR OWN WORST ENEMIES AND

HARSHEST CRITICS, ARE ACTUALLY EMBRACING THE NOTION THAT THEIR IMPERFECTIONS

ARE A PART OF WHO THEY ARE? RETAILERS MIGHT SAY YES BASED ON THIS GROWING

TREND IN ADVERTISING AMERICAN EAGLE USING REAL WOMEN IN THEIR INTIMATES

SPRING COLLECTION. NO AIRBRUSHING JUST EMBRACING NATURAL BEAUTY.

Natsyou just have to know that the ideal just doesn't exist

PERHAPS A SIGN THAT WOMEN ARE BECOMING MORE COMFORTABLE IN OUR OWN UNTOUCHED

, UNPHOTOSHOPPED SKIN. Return to index of stories...


OWNING CAR,TV,COMPUTER CONTRIBUTING TO OBESITY?-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.

THE RESULT. A 31 PERCENT DECREASE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.

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


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


WE ARE HEARING FROM FRIENDS. AND THE HUSBAND. OF THE SO-CALLED CRAIGLIST KILLER.

SHE CONFESSED THAT SHE LOST COUNT AFTER 22. OF HOW MANY PEOPLE SHE KILLED.

FIND OUT WHAT HER HUSBAND. IS NOW SAYING ABOUT THOSE MURDERS.

AND GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IS SPEAKING OUT. ABOUT HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.

WAIT TILL YOU HEAR WHAT HE WANTS TO BECOME.

AND WHY HIS LEGAL TROUBLES AREN'T OVER.

SELFIES GONE WRONG --

WE ALL TAKE SELFIES FROM TIME TO TIME --

BUT FIND OUT. HOW THIS LADY MAKE A LITTLE MISTAKE --

AND IT'S TURNED INTO A VIRAL SENSATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C SELFIES GONE WRONG-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 GOES LIVE, AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

AFTER A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND. INVESTORS WONDER IF THE BULLS ARE BACK, THIS WEEK.

THE MARKET CLOSED ITS BEST WEEK, ON FRIDAY.

THE DOW WAS UP 127 POINTS. CLOSING UP 16,000.

TODAY. FUTURES ARE UP, SLIGHTLY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VOTOPS


WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO TALLAHASSEE!

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

A GROUP OF SWFL ACTIVITSTS ARE ON THE ROAD RIGHT NOW TO TAKE PART IN THE WATER RALLY. AS LAWMAKERS CONSIDER CHANGES. TO MANAGE RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


TS2) LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VOTOPS


DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY. THREE PEOPLE THEY BELIEVE. CAR JACKED SOMEONE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE GOT THIS EXCLUSIVELY. FROM THE SCENE. AFTER THAT CAR WAS PULLED OVER --

IT WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET, THE WRONG WAY.

WHEN THEY TRIED TO PULL IT OVER -- EVERYONE GOT OUT, AND RAN.

WE KNOW THREE PEOPLE. WERE CAUGHT AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

STAY WITH ABC SEVEN FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-VOTOPS


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

THEY'LL MEET WITH A DEVELOPER FROM CALIFORNIA IN JUST HALF AN HOUR.

THE HOTEL WOULD GO NEXT TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

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


CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-TRX-2-SHOT


A WOMAN CLAIMS. SHE KILLED 22 PEOLE. AND THEN JUST STOPPED COUNTING.

POLICE SAY MIRANDA BARBOUR AND HER HUSBAND FOUND A MAN THROUGH CRAIGSLIST AND KILLED HIM.JUST FOR THE THRILL OF IT.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS. HOW THE NEW CLAIMS, SHOCKED SOME PEOPLE. WHILE OTHERS ARE SKEPTICAL. Return to index of stories...


CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

SUSPECTED KILLER MIRANDA BARBOUR CLAIMS TO HAVE KILLED HER FIRST VICTIM WHEN SHE WAS JUST 13 YEARS OLD.

.A DISTURBING THOUGHT FOR THOSE WHO KNEW HER BACK THEN.

"It's mind blowing"

AUSTIN RENCH SAYS HE WENT TO MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH BARBOUR -- AROUND THE TIME SHE SAYS SHE STARTED KILLING.

"We were still going to school together and we went to the bowling alley together and stuff like that. It's really- it's a weird feeling to think that of her other life she was a part of."

POLICE BELIEVE BARBOUR AND HER NEWLYWED HUSBAND USED A CRAIGSLIST "COMPANIONS" AD TO LURE 42-YEAR-OLD TROY LaFERRARA TO HIS DEATH JUST BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO KILL SOMEONE TOGETHER. BOTH HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

BARBOUR OPENED UP IN A JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW, LAST FRIDAY, CLAIMING TO HAVE KILLED AT LEAST 22 PEOPLE.

ON MONDAY, HER HUSBAND, ELYTTE, WASN'T SO FORTHCOMING.

"I plead the Fifth."

"Do you think she's being honest?"

"Who's to say?"

"Do you think she's lying that she killed 22 people."

"I didn't say that."

"Do you think she's telling the truth?"

"Well, don't put words in my mouth."

THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF SKEPTICS OF HER MOTIVES.

"I honestly believe you have a young woman who is in a lot of trouble possibly facing the death penalty who needs to rationalize her behavior."

.AND HER STORY.

"She watches a lot of TV and made it up to possibly get insanity plea."

.BUT POLICE ARE LOOKING INTO IT ANYWAY.

"At this point, we are contacting various state and federal agencies to request assistance to determine the validity of the alleged allegations."

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CRAIGLIST KILLER REAX-OC


THAT'S ANDREW SPENCER.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FOLLOW THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


JORDAN DAVIS GAS STATION RALLY FL-TRX-VO


IN FLORIDA. PROTESTS OVER WHAT'S BEING CALLED A "BITTERSWEET VERDICT". IN THE LOUD MUSIC TRIAL.

FOLKS RALLIED MONDAY. AT THE GAS STATION WERE JORDAN DAVIS. WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

MICHAEL DUNN WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY, OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

THE JURY WAS DEADLOCKED ON THAT CHARGE.

DUNN WAS CONVICTED OF THREE COUNTS. OF ATTEMPTED SECOND-DEGREE MURDER.

PROTESTERS SAY, THEY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THE VERDICT. Return to index of stories...


JORDAN DAVIS GAS STATION RALLY FL-SOTVO


You know, you feel sorrow for the family, you feel some thing's half-closed and half-empty.

EVEN WITHOUT THE MURDER CONVICTION. DUNN FACES A LENGTHY PRISON TERM.

EACH GUILTY COUNT. CARRIES A MINIMUM SENTENCE OF 20 YEARS.

THE STATE ATTORNEY SAYS. PROSECUTORS WILL SEEK A NEW TRIAL. FOR THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SPEAKS-TRX-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.

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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...


UNITED FLIGHT EXTREME TURBULANCE-OC-MAP


A ROUGH FLIGHT. FROM DENVER TO BILLINGS, MONTANA.

THE CREW AND PASSENGERS, GOT SERIOUSLY HURT DURING SEVERE TURBULANCE.

THE WORST CAME DURING THE LANDING, MONDAY.

ONE PASSENGER SAID A CREW MEMBER WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS. AND WAS BLEEDING FROM THE HEAD.

UNITED ISN'T GIVING HEALTH CONDITIONS, BUT SAID THE PLANE LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


MOTORCYCLIST CAUGHT-VO


A SAN ANTONIO MAN PLAYING DAREDEVEL. EVEN TAUNTING THE LAW.

BUT IN THE END - THE LAW WON.

THIS IS VIDEO HE POSTED ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.

SAYING TO POLICE. "CATCH ME IF YOU CAN."

IT SHOWS HIM RACING THROUGH TRAFFIC IN SAN ANTONIO AT RECKLESS SPEEDS.

BUT OFFICERS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.

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$1M VASE DESTROYED-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

A SOUTH FLORIDA ARTIST. NOW FACES CRIMINAL MISCHEIF CHARGES. FOR DROPPING A VASE.

IT WAS VALUED AT ONE-MILLION DOLLARS.

HE TOLD POLICE. HE DESTROYED THE MIAMI EXHIBIT, IN PROTEST.

HE IS UPSET BECAUSE ONLY INTERNATIONAL ART. IS SHOWN AT THE GALLERY.

WHAT'S IRONIC. THE ARTIST WHO MADE THE VASE. HAS PREVIOUSLY DESTROYED VASES AS PART OF HIS WORK. 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...


WORLD TRAVELER-OC


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...


OLYMPIC MEDALS STOLEN-TRX-VO


A FIVE-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALIST. IS ASKING FOR HELP. TO GET BACK TWO MEDALS, STOLEN FROM HIS CAR.

ANGELO TAYLOR FROM GEORGIA. COMPETED IN FOUR OLYMPIC GAMES. IN TRACK AND FIELD.

SOMEONE BROKE INTO HIS CAR LAST WEEK. AND STOLE HIS LAPTOP, SOME CLOTHES AND TWO OLYMPIC MEDALS. FROM A CASE IN THE TRUNK.

HE JUST WANTS THE CULPRIT. TO DO THE RIGHT THING. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC MEDALS STOLEN-SOTVO


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"The value that I place on these is priceless. And you know, I just want my medals back."

TAYLOR SAYS THE MEDALS WERE IN HIS CAR. AFTER HE TOOK THEM TO SPEAK TO SCHOOL KIDS. Return to index of stories...


SELFIES GONE WRONG-VO


MILLIONS OF EYEBALLS ARE GLUED TO THE OLYMPICS---FROM BOB COSTAS' EYE INFECTION TO A NEW PICTURE THAT'S GETTING A LOT OF LAUGHS.

SO, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANY OF US.

THIS WOMAN THOUGHT HER CAMERA WAS POINTED AT THE OLYMPIC HOCKEY RINK.

INSTEAD OF SHOOTING HOCKEY, SHE'S LOOKING INTO THE LENS AND SHOOTING HER OWN EYEBALL.

IT'S NOW BECOME THE SECOND MOST FAMOUS EYE AT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS.

SECOND ONLY TO OLYMPIC HOST BOB COSTAS' PINK EYE.

HE'S NOW BACK AT WORK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


IF YOU WERE SLEEP OVERNIGHT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS.

JIMMY FALLON DEBUTING ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

AND WITH A CRAZY FLOOD. OF SURPRISE CELEBRITY GUESTS. HE DEFINITELY DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

HIGHLIGHTS, NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-NATSVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-2-SHOT


JIMMY FALLON JOINED THE MOST ELITE CLUB IN SHOW BUSINESS, BECOMING HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW' LAST NIGHT.

HE MADE HIS DEBUT. AS HOST #6. BRINGING THE SHOW BACK TO ITS ROOTS -- IN NEW YORK.

TRACIE POTTS HAS THE BIG MOMENTS. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-PKG


"Here's your host - JIMMY FALLON!"

THE TONIGHT SHOW IS BACK IN HISTORIC STUDIO 6-B. WITH A NEW HOST:

"This is the first Tonight Show broadcast from New York in over 40 years."

FALLON DREW A PARADE OF CELEBRITY GUESTS: TINA FEY. MARIAH CAREY. MIKE TYSON. KIM KARDASHIAN. LADY GAGA.

AND RIVAL LATE NIGHT HOST STEPHEN COLBERT:

"Welcome to 1130!"

EVEN MOM AND DAD MADE AN APPEARANCE:

"Wish I could've gotten you better seats, but it's a very hot show dad."

THE FIRST TO SIT IN FALLON'S TONIGHT SHOW GUEST SEAT: ACTOR WILL SMITH.

"People are coming for YOU. The tonight show is important and it's big, but people are coming because of your heart."

HIS FIRST MUSICAL GUESTS - U2 - MADE A BIG SPLASH ON THE ROOF. BACKED BY A FANTASTIC NEW YORK SKYLINE:

INSIDE. FALLON JOINED THEM IN A SONG THAT GOT THE AUDIENCE ON ITS FEET:

DAY ONE - BIG PRESSURE - FANS THINK HE PULLED IT OFF:

"Jimmy was unbelievable!"

"It was amazing. He did amazing."

"It was out of control in there."

AS FOR FALLON. HE KNOWS HE'S FILLING BIG SHOES.

FROM ALLEN TO PAAR. CARSON TO LENO.

DECADES OF SUCCESS NOW REST ON HIS SHOULDERS:

"If you guys let me stick around long enough, I think I'll figure it out."

"This is important. This is fun. This is what it's all about!" Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON'S FIRST NIGHT-OC


THAT WAS TRACIE POTTS.

IT'S NOW THE BATTLE OF THE LATE NIGHT JIMMY'S

DON'T FORGET YOU CAN CATCH JIMMY KIMMEL RIGHT HERE ON ABC 7 AT 11:30 Return to index of stories...


STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

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...


CHEAPEST DAYS TO FLY-TRX-VO


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-TRX-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...


GAS PRICES UP-TRX-VOTOPS


THE BAD WEATHER IS BEING BLAMED FOR AN INCREASE IN GAS PRICES.

THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A REGULAR GALLON OF GAS IS NOW MORE THAN THREE DOLLARS IN ALL 50 STATES.

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BOTCH DELIVERIES-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.

ZANE ASHER, CNN, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


CRAIGSLIST SAFETY-VO


A WARNING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA USERS.

FRAUD EXPERTS BELIEVE THE NUMBER OF ONLINE SCAMS WILL RISE.

THEY ESPECIALLY WANT USERS TO BE CAREFUL ON SITES LIKE CRAIGSLIST.

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

ONE IN FORT MYERS AND THE OTHER IN NAPLES.

NOW, 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.

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


FDA WANTS WARNINGS ON GENERIC DRUGS-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

COMPANIES BEHIND GENERIC DRUGS ARE FIGHTING A PROPOSAL. REQUIRING THEM TO WARN PATIENTS OF *ALL* THE KNOWN HEALTH RISKS.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERIC PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION -- AN INDUSTRY TRADE GROUP -- TELLS THE L-A TIMES THE RULE WOULD RAISE HEALTH CARE COSTS AND "CREATE DANGEROUS CONFUSION" FOR DOCTORS AND PATIENTS.

THE F-D-A IS TRYING TO CLOSE A LEGAL LOOPHOLE REQUIRING BRAND NAME DRUGS TO WARN CONSUMERS, BUT NOT THE GENERIC DRUGS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


WE ALL KNOW CHARLIE SHEEN. HASN'T BE LUCKY IN LOVE.

BUT HE POPS THE QUESTION.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO'S THE LUCKY LADY.

"HOUSE OF CARDS" IS BACK. ON NETFLIX.

WE'LL TELL YOU. HOW THE OPENING WEEKEND TURNED OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A NETFLIX 'HOUSE OF CARDS' VIEWERSHIP INCREASE


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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...


NETFLIX 'HOUSE OF CARDS' VIEWERSHIP INCREASE-VO


"HOUSE OF CARDS" WAS A BIG HIT ON VALENTINE'S DAY.

THE SECOND SEASON OF THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES. DROPPED ON FRIDAY.

THERE ARE 13 EPISODES.

16-PERCENT OF SUBSCRIBERS. STREAMED AT LEAST ONE EPISODE OF THE NEW SEASON. IN A SEVEN TO 10 HOUR PERIOD.

JUST TWO PERCENT OF SUBSCRIBERS. STREAMED AT LEAST ONE EPISODE. DURING ITS ENTIRE PREMIERE WEEKEND LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GAME OF THRONES NEW TRAILER-OC-SOT-VO


A BLOCKBUSTER SERIES. THAT WENT FROM BOOKS TO TV.

TAKES YOU TO A MAKE BELIEVE WORLD.

AND NOW. A NEW GLIMPSE WITH A SNEAK PEAK OF 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. Return to index of stories...


CHARLIE SHEEN IS GETTING MARRIED-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 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...


ACTRESS EMILY BLUNT AND ACTOR JOHN KRASINSKI PAREN


AND CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER!

ACTRESS EMILY BLUNT AND ACTOR JOHN KRASINSKI ARE NEW PARENTS!

HE POSTED ON TWITTER THE COUPLE WELCOMED A BABY GIRL, NAMED HAZEL, INTO THE WORLD OVER THE WEEKEND.

THEY'VE BEEN MARRIED SINCE 20-10. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CLEAN WATER RALLY-VOTOPS


WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO TALLAHASSEE!

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

A GROUP OF ACTIVITSTS WILL TAKE PART IN THE WATER RALLY. AS LAWMAKERS CONSIDER CHANGES. TO MANAGE RELEASES. Return to index of stories...


TS2) LEHIGH ARMED ROBBERY-VOTOPS


DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY. THREE PEOPLE THEY BELIEVE. CAR JACKED SOMEONE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE GOT EXCLUSIVE VIDEO. FROM THE SCENE AFTER THAT CAR WAS PULLED OVER --

THEY FOUND IT DRIVING THE WRONG WAY. DOWN A ONE-WAY.

WHEN THEY TRIED TO PULL IT OVER -- PEOPLE INSIDE GOT OUT, AND RAN OFF.

WE KNOW THREE PEOPLE. WERE CAUGHT AND ARE IN CUSTODY.

STAY WITH ABC SEVEN WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF WHEN THEY CONFIRM THOSE IDENTITIES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NEW HOTEL DOWNTOWN-VOTOPS


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

THEY'LL MEET WITH A NEW DEVELOPER. FROM CALIFORNIA IN A FEW MINUTES.

THE HOTEL WOULD GO NEXT TO THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

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


TS4) IMPACT FEES-VOTOPS


TODAY.LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF IMPACT FEES.

THE FEES ARE IMPOSED ON ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES OR BUILDINGS IN LEE COUNTY.

LAST YEAR - COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO LOWER THE IMPACT FEE BY 80 PERCENT -

TO BRING IN MORE BUILDERS, AND INCREASE THE TAX BASE.

PERMITS ON NEW HOMES. NEARLY DOUBLED FROM THE YEAR BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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