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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 C KANSAS SPANKING BILL-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) DUNN VICTIM FAMILY SPEAKS-SOTVO NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL3) COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-VOTO TS1) GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO-SS
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) MISSING FSU STUDENT DEAD-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS3) GREYHOUND PRESS CONFERENCE-VOTOPS
DUNN VICTIM FAMILY SPEAKS-TRX-2-SHOT SOTVO POLICE CAN'T VERIFY CRAIGLIST KILLER CLAIMS-TRX-2-
DUNN VICTIM FAMILY SPEAKS-SOTVO POLICE CAN'T VERIFY CRAIGLIST KILLER CLAIMS-PKG
MISSING FSU STUDENT DEAD-TRX-VO CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER ASSAULTED FL-TRX-VO
GREYHOUND PRESS CONFERENCE-TRX-OC-VO OR LIVE-OC CATHOLIC NUN SENTENCED TO 35 MONTHS IN PRISON-TRX-
ANIMAL HOARDING-TRX-OC-VO-SS ANTI GAY BILLBOARD-VO
GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-TRX-2-SHOT POP ANTI GAY BILLBOARD-SOTVO
GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE PAINTING WITH NAZI STAMP-VO
GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-SS UPSET OVER SHIRTS-OC-SS-VO
GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE STEALING BEER SMASH AND GRAB-VO
FL SCHOOL GRADING-TCMON VO THE SLACKLINERS FAILED ATTEMPT-EANIBOX
FL SEX STING-VO KANSAS SPANKING BILL-VO
OBAMA MEXICO TRIP-TRX-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
FMR CHRISTIE ADVISER REFUSES TO ANSWER SUBPOENA-TR TZ5 A SHELTER PET PROJECT-VO-WIPE
TARGET BREACH COST-OC TZ5 B FOOD FOR HEART-VOTOPS
RAISING MIN WAGE WOULD COST 500K JOBS-TRX-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
POWERBALL FEVER-TRX-2-SHOT SHELTER PET PROJECT-2SHOT-OBX-SAT LIVE
POWERBALL FEVER-LOOKLIVE PKG GREYHOUND DEATHS-VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SHELTER VIDEO-VO
TZ1 A COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-VOT STORMWARM CLIP-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-2-SHOT FORECAST-WX WALL
COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-PKG FOOD FOR HEART-2-SHOT
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT FOOD FOR HEART-PKG
TZ2 A ESTERO WIDENING PROJECT-VO VIDEOS BOOSTING BRAIN POWER-VO
ONCE THE MUSICAL-2SH-NATSVO COFFEE PRICES GO UP-VO
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP MILK PRICES SKYROCKET-TRX-VOTOPS
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST KRISPY KREAM DONUTS-TRX-VOTOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
FL SEX STING-OTS VO TZ6 A OPRAH 50 SHADES OF GRAY-VO
MISSING FL CHILDREN-OC-SS FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST BUS DRIVER-OC SS KANYE NEW RANT-VO
NAPLES BOAT SPEED ZONES-TRX-VO JOE BIDEN THE VIEW-VO
FMB POOL DECISION-VO JIMMY FALLON RATINGS-2-SHOT VO
ESTERO WIDENING PROJECT-VO OPRAH 50 SHADES OF GRAY-VO
WHITE FLY-TRX-VOTOPS CANDY CRUSH PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ3 A FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-VO-WIPE TS1) GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO-SS
FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-2-SHOT TS2) MISSING FSU STUDENT DEAD-VOTOPS
FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-PKG TS3) GREYHOUND PRESS CONFERENCE-VOTOPS
FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-OC TS4) CLEVA SUIT-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MY CHILD-2SHOT
TZ4 A POLICE CAN'T VERIFY CRAIGLIST KILLER CLAIMS- HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MY CHILD-PKG
TZ4 B CATHOLIC NUN SENTENCED TO 35 MONTHS IN PRISO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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


WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A TEACHER INVESTIGATION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE OPENLY LOOKING INTO GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DEREK HARP.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT COMING UP.

this guy had an indifference towards my son. He killed him and continued to shoot the boys in the car

WE'LL HEAR FROM THE PARENTS, OF A FLORIDA TEENAGER --

GUNNED DOWN OVER LOUD MUSIC.

JORDAN DAVIS' FATHER TELLS US WHAT'S TO BLAME FOR THE JURY BEING DEADLOCKED.

PUTTING YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD.

CAN BE SUPER EXPENSIVE.

THERE MAY BE A KIT AT HOME THAT WORKS ---JUST LIKE GOING TO THE DERMATOLOGIST.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS. Return to index of stories...


HL1) GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE


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HL2) DUNN VICTIM FAMILY SPEAKS-SOTVO


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HL3) COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-VOTO


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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DUNN VICTIM FAMILY SPEAKS-TRX-2-SHOT SOTVO


WE ARE HEARING FROM THE PARENTS OF A FLORIDA TEENAGER --

GUNNED DOWN OVER LOUD MUSIC.

GOOD MORNING. I'M CHANCE SEALES

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK

G-M-A'S ROBIN ROBERTS SPOKE DID AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JORDAN DAVIS' PARENTS THIS MORNING.

5:10-24 Jordan was like everyone said the life of the party, wonderful sense of humor, intutive, very wise, and compassionate child.

THE TEENAGER DIED WHEN MICHAEL DUNN SHOT AND KILLED HIM IN 2012.

DUNN CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE.

A JURY COULDN'T REACH A VERDICT THIS WEEKEND --

ON WHETHER THE SHOOTING WAS REALLY MURDER.

JORDAN'S FATHER IS BLAMING THE JURY'S INSTRUCTION ON STAND YOUR GROUND LAW. Return to index of stories...


DUNN VICTIM FAMILY SPEAKS-SOTVO


4:02-11 She did the best she could but I think those laws have to be rewritten. I'm going to be one to continue to fight in stand your ground laws to be rewritten.

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 FSU STUDENT DEAD-TRX-VO


AN UPDATE TO A STORY. WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING, FOR A WEEK.

POLICE IN TALLAHASSEE FOUND THE BODY OF A MISSING, FLORIDA STATE GRADUATE.

23-YEAR-OLD RYAN UHRE. DISAPPEARED FEBRUARY 2ND -- AFTER WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL WITH FRIENDS.

HE WAS LAST SEEN WALKING HOME FROM A BAR.

HE GRADUATED IN DECEMBER. WAS PLANNING TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL.

POLICE HAVEN'T SAID HOW HE DIED.

BUT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN. WHO MAY HOLD CLUES. Return to index of stories...


GREYHOUND PRESS CONFERENCE-TRX-OC-VO OR LIVE-OC


A NEW AND SHOCKING REPORT. IS PROMPTING A CALL FOR CHANGE.

TODAY. HUMANE SOCIETY GROUPS, PUSH FLORIDA LAWMAKERS. TO PROTECT GREYHOUNDS.

THE REPORT FOUND. AN ALARMING NUMBER OF DEATHS. AT STATE RACETRACKS.

ADVOCATES WANT *TWO THINGS.

FIRST. THEY WANT TO GET RID OF A MANDATE. REQUIRING DOG RACES AT GAMING FACILITIES.

SECOND THEY WANT LAWMAKERS TO PASS A GREYHOUND INJURY REPORTING LAW.

THE PROTESTS BEGINS AT 12:45 IN TALLAHASSEE.

COMING UP IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR WE SPEAK TO THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY TO GET HIS TAKE ON THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL HOARDING-TRX-OC-VO-SS


ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES COULD COME TODAY. FOR A MAN AND WOMAN. ALREADY BUSTED FOR DRUGS.

DEPUTIES DISCOVERED. DOZENS OF ABUSED ANIMALS IN A PORT CHARLOTTE HOME.

THEY SAY DOGS WERE STARVING, INFECTED WITH PARVO AND SOME PREGNANT.

MANY TOO WEAK TO WALK OR EAT.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED JENNIFER PETHTEL AND DAMON HUMES ON DRUG CHARGES.

NOW THEY COULD FACE ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AFTER A VETERINARIAN FINISHES EXAMS ON THE DOGS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-TRX-2-SHOT POP


ABC-7 IS DIGGING FOR ANSWERS AFTER A COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL REMOVED A TEACHER FROM HIS CLASSROOM --

WE'RE LEARNING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. IS INVESTIGATING. A GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL, MATH TEACHER.

ABC7'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL -- CLIFF -- YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO ADMINISTRATORS THIS MORNING -- WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING -- Return to index of stories...


GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


WE KNOW THE TEACHER -- DEREK HARP -- HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER --

BUT THE DISTRICT IS REFUSING TO TELL US WHY. Return to index of stories...


GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-SS


IN A STATEMENT RELEASED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WE WERE TOLD QUOTE

"There is an open investigation involving Mr. Harp, and he has been reassigned to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center pending the outcome of the investigation. Since there is an open investigation, the District cannot provide any further comment." Return to index of stories...


GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


I'VE BEEN DIGGING INTO THIS TEACHERS BACKGROUND -- I FOUND OUT LAST YEAR HE WAS THE CHAIRPERSON FOR THE STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL.

WE'VE BEEN REACHING OUT TO HIM AS WELL -- AND HAVE RECEIVED NO COMMENT.

WE'RE HEADED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER RIGHT NOW AND WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON WHAT WE FIND.

LIVE IN CC. CF, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


FL SCHOOL GRADING-TCMON VO


ALSO DEVELOPING THIS MORNING. IN THE CLASSROOM.

FLORIDA'S SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM IS GETTING A *RE-VAMP.

A CHANGE SOME PARENTS AND TEACHERS AREN'T STANDING BY.

COMMON CORE IS A SET OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE. IN LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATH.

THE STANDARDS ARE TOUGHER.

EXPERTS SAYS THE STANDARDS MEAN HIGHER EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS. AND MORE CRITICAL THINKING.

BUT PLENTY ARE CRITICAL OF THE CHANGE.

THE F-CAT WILL BE REPLACED WITH ANOTHER TEST. Return to index of stories...


FL SEX STING-VO


25 FLORIDA MEN TRYING TO MEET UP WITH A CHILD FOR SEX. WALKED INTO AN UNDERCOVER STING OPERATION.

THEY LEFT IN HANDCUFFS.

DETECTIVES WENT ONLINE.

UNDER DIFFERENT ALIASES.

AND SET UP MEETINGS AT A HOUSE IN MANATEE COUNTY.

THE SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED ON VARIOUS CHARGES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HELPED WITH THE STING. BUT NO ONE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA MEXICO TRIP-TRX-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA TRAVELS SOUTH OF THE BORDER TODAY FOR A ONE-DAY MEETING WITH MEXICO'S PRESIDENT AND CANADA'S PRIME MINISTER.

THE SO-CALLED "THREE AMIGOS" HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.

LIKE WHEN - OR IF - PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL APPROVE THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE - SENDING OIL FROM CANADA TO THE GULF COAST.

CANADA SAYS IT'LL CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS.

REPUBLICANS WANT IT.

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS DELAYED A DECISION. CITING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


FMR CHRISTIE ADVISER REFUSES TO ANSWER SUBPOENA-TR


A ONE-TIME ADVISER TO NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE. REFUSES TO ANSWER A SUBPOENA.

BILL STEPIEN'S LAWYER. WROTE A LETTER SAYING HE WOULD NOT SUPPLY THE DOCUMENTS. IN THE STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE'S INVESTIGATION.

HIS NAME SURFACED IN E-MAILS.

IT SUGGESTS TOP CHRISTIE STAFFERS. COOKED UP A TRAFFIC SCHEME. TO PUNISH A MAYOR WHO DIDN'T ENDORSE THE GOVERNOR.

CHRISTIE LATER ASKED STEPIEN. TO LEAVE HIS POST. Return to index of stories...


TARGET BREACH COST-OC


IT WAS A BREACH OF SECURITY. AND IT DIDN'T COME CHEAP.

THIS MORNING. WE'RE FINDING OUT WHAT IT'S COSTING TARGET. AFTER THE MASSIVE DATA BREACH LAST YEAR.

IT KEEPS RISING. AND THIS MORNING ITS EXCEEDED 200 MILLION DOLLARS FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. Return to index of stories...


RAISING MIN WAGE WOULD COST 500K JOBS-TRX-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PUSH. TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE WOULD HELP MILLIONS---

BUT IT WOULD ALSO MEAN, HALF -A- MILLION JOBS LOST.

THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE. SAYS A MINIMUM WAGE HIKE. WOULD BOOST THE INCOMES OF MOST LOW-WAGE WORKERS.

AND LIFT NINE-HUNDRED THOUSAND FAMILIES OUT OF POVERTY.

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POWERBALL FEVER-TRX-2-SHOT


GET YOUR LUCKY NUMBERS READY!

POWERBALL TICKETS JUST WENT UP FOR GRABS FOR TONIGHT'S 400 MILLION DOLLAR JACKPOT.

BUT WHAT IF LUCK HAS A WAY OF REPEATING ITSELF?

YOU KNOW.WHERE YOU BUY AND WHAT NUMBERS PLAY.

ABC7'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS AT THE RACETRAC ON MARTIN LUTHER KING BOULEVARD UNCOVERING THE HIGHEST SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PAYOUT LOCATIONS AND MOST WINNING NUMBERS. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL FEVER-LOOKLIVE PKG


SHOW LINE.

SO FAR NO ONE in SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS ever WON THE POWERBALL, HOWEVER,

QUITE A FEW people HAVE STRUCK IT RICH PLAYING THE FLORIDA LOTTERY.

IF YOU THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME LUCK TIED TO a RETAIL STORE. WE

UNCOVERED THE HIGHEST PAYOUT LOCATIONS.

TAKE A LOOK.

FULLSCEEN #1

Lucky Sellers in Southwest Florida

Publix, Sumnmerlin Rd. $17,000,000

Sanibel Spirits, Sanibel $7,000,000

Circle K, North Fort Myers $7,000,000

I ALSO DUG UP THE LUCKIEST NUMBERS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS. CHECK THIS OUT.

FULLSCREEN

Luckiest Numbers Over Past 15 Years

38

23

31

11

43

25

LIVE

TONIGHT'S DRAWING HAPPENS JUST BEFORE 11 ON OUR SISTER STATION ABC7.

LIVE IN LC DK ABC7. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


PUTTING YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD.

CAN BE SUPER EXPENSIVE!

FROM FACIALS TO LASER PEELS---

WOULD YOU TRY THEM AT HOME?

A LASER PEEL COSTS THOUSANDS AT DERMATOLOGIST.

WE TAKE A CLOSER AT HOME KITS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-VOT


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-2-SHOT


WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A BARAGIN---

BEAUTY PRODUCTS COST A LOT.

CELEBRITIES ARE ALL ABOUT GETTING BOTOX TO LOOK YOUNGER.

BUT THAT CAN GET EXPENSIVE TO KEEP GOING TO THE DERMATOLOGIST.

BECKY WORLEY TAKES A LOOK. AT LASER PEELS. DONE AT HOME. Return to index of stories...


COULD AN AT HOME LASER PEEL WORK FOR YOU-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


SOME CHANGES ARE COMING TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT WILL MAKE ROOM FOR BIKERS AND PEDESTRIANS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S CHANGING AND WHO WILL PAY FOR THE 10 MILLION PRICE TAG IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A ESTERO WIDENING PROJECT-VO


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ONCE THE MUSICAL-2SH-NATSVO


WE SLEPT THREE HOURS, LAST NIGHT.

BUT SO WORTH IT!

WE SAW THE NEW MUSICAL "ONCE."

NATS FULL

OUT OF CONTROL VOICES.

A MUSICIAN IN DUBLIN. MEETS A GIRL HE NEVER EXPECTED.

IT'S THEIR LOVE STORY.

THE WHOLE CAST PLAYS INSTRUMENTS. SINGS. ACTS.

SOMETIMES YOU HUM ALONG. SOMETIMES GET EMOTIONAL.

YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT!

RUNS THROUGH FEBRUARY 23, AT BARBARA B MANN. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

WARM AND SUNNY WEDNESDAY

Another beautiful day is on the way for Southwest Florida today. We start with mainly clear skies and continue with mostly sunny skies all day. Afternoon highs will reach into the low to mid 80s for most spots with winds coming in from the southeast at 5 - 10 mph. At the beached, highs will only reach into the upper 70s as the late afternoon sea breeze keeps things cooler there.

Through the next couple of days, you'll start to notice more humidity. That will allow a few more clouds to form and keep the overnight temperatures a bit warmer. Lows will be in the mid 60s and afternoon highs will warm into the mid 80s. There is the chance for a very stray shower on the sea breeze by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, a cold front will be approaching. That front could bring a few showers to the area Saturday night into Sunday. By Monday and Tuesday higher rain chances will be in place. Return to index of stories...


FL SEX STING-OTS VO


25 FLORIDA MEN TRYING TO MEET UP WITH A CHILD FOR SEX. WALKED INTO AN UNDERCOVER STING OPERATION.

THEY LEFT IN HANDCUFFS.

DETECTIVES WENT ONLINE.

UNDER DIFFERENT ALIASES.

AND SET UP MEETINGS AT A HOUSE IN MANATEE COUNTY.

THE SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED ON VARIOUS CHARGES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HELPED WITH THE STING. BUT NO ONE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FL CHILDREN-OC-SS


THE SEARCH HAS INTENSIFIED. FOR THREE MISSING SOUTH FLORIDA CHILDREN.

OFFICERS THINK ERIN, STEVEN, AND DERICK PENA. WERE KIDNAPPED BY THEIR ESTRANGED MOTHER.

THEY THINK. CARRIE WEINGARTH AND HER BOYFRIEND TOOK THE BOYS -- ALL 12 OR YOUNGER -- AGAINST THEIR WILL.

CARRIE AND THE BOYFRIEND, BOTH HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS.

THEIR CAR WAS LAST SEEN, IN LOUISIANA. Return to index of stories...


CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST BUS DRIVER-OC SS


THE STATE HAS DROPPED CHARGES AGAINST A COLLIER COUNTY BUS DRIVER. ACCUSED OF DOING NOTHING. AS A STUDENT ATTACKED AND CHOKED A CLASSMATE.

IN OCTOBER DEPUTIES ARRESTED *IRENA FULTON.

PROSECUTORS DROPPED CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES LAST WEEK.

NOW SHE'S IN THE CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BOAT SPEED ZONES-TRX-VO


TODAY WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE. ON THE NAPLES BOAT SPEED CONTROVERSY.

IT'S BEEN A LONGSTANDING ISSUE.

WE'VE LEARNED. THE CITY COUNCIL. IS GETTING BRIEFED THIS MORNING.

A THREE-JUDGE PANEL RECENTLY SIDED WITH BOAT CAPTAINS. SAYING THE CITY DID NOT HAVE A VALID SPEED ZONE LAW ON THE BOOKS.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


FMB POOL DECISION-VO


ELEVATED POOLS. REMAIN A HEATED TOPIC ON FORT MYERS BEACH. EVEN AFTER A SPECIAL MEETING TO FIND A RESOLUTION.

UP UNTIL TUESDAY NIGHT.

THE TOWN PUT CONSTRUCTION ON HOLD, FOR ELEVATED POOLS.

A DEVELOPER FILED A LAWSUIT. BECAUSE IF HE CAN'T BUILD THE POOLS. HE LOSES BUSINESS.

FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN COUNCIL. LIFTED THE MORATORIUM ON BUILDING ELEVATED POOLS.

AS FOR THE FUTURE - THEY'LL REVISIT THE ISSUE IN THREE MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO WIDENING PROJECT-VO


BOTH GOOD AND BAD NEWS, FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IN THE NEXT DECADE. SIX MILES OF ESTERO BOULEVARD. WILL GET A MAJOR OVERHAUL.

LEE COUNTY ANNOUNCED PLANS. TO WIDEN THE ROAD.

AND MAKE ROOM FOR BIKERS AND PEDESTRIANS.

THE PROJECT WILL COST LEE COUNTY, ABOUT TEN MILLION DOLLARS A MILE.

A SMALL PORTION IS OWNED BY THE STATE.

F-DOT WILL PAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS. ON THAT STRETCH OF THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


WHITE FLY-TRX-VOTOPS


THE CITY OF NAPLES COULD APPROVE SPENDING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO FIGHT AN INSECT TODAY.

WHITE FLIES ARE DESTROYING FICUS TREES IN THE CITY.

THE ICONIC BANYAN TREE CAN ALSO FALL VICTIM TO THIS FLY.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS IN TODAY'S COUNCIL MEETING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


WHEN YOU SEE FOOD LABELS

CLAIMING ORGANIC

NATURAL

CAGE FREE

ARE YOU GETTING WHAT YOU PAY FOR?

THERE'S A HUGE DECPEPTION, IN FOOD LABELING.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHAT THE F-D-A REGULATES AND WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-VO-WIPE


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FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-2-SHOT


A CONSUMER WATCHDOG INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONFUSING LABELS AT THE GROCERY -- ORGANIC, NATURAL, FREE RANGE?

SOME NEW ANSWERS. TO THAT QUESTION:. ARE WE BUYING WHAT WE THINK?

HERE'S ABC'S DAVID KERLEY TO EXPLAIN THESE LABELS REALLY MEAN. Return to index of stories...


FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-PKG


HEAD DOWN THE GROCERY AISLE.AND YOU ARE BOMBARDED. WITH LABELS.

NATURAL. WHOLE GRAINS.

BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT IT ALL MEANS?

LOOK AT THIS CEREAL BOX. PICTURES OF BERRIES.ARE THERE ANY INSIDE?

SOT:

11;50;15;15 DC: The only fruit in this cereal is dried apples.

11;50;17;27 M: That's right.

THAT'S MICHAEL JACOBSON. HEAD OF THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC

INTEREST. WHO HAS BEEN BATTLING WHAT HE CONSIDERS MISLEADING OR CONFUSING

LABELS FOR DECADES.

SOT:

11:43:58 The food industry thinks this is a war and their livelihoods

depend on you buying their product.

JACOBSON SAYS THAT CEREAL HAS RED AND BLUE FOOD COLORING.ADDED. TO

LOOK LIKE BERRIES.

HOW ARE THEY ABLE TO DO THAT?

EVEN THOUGH THE F-D-A SAYS LABELS CAN'T BE FALSE OR MISLEADING. IT ALSO

SAYS JUST BECAUSE THERE'S A PICTURE OF BERRIES.THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE

ACTUALLY GETTING PIECES OF BERRIES.

KELLOGGS SAYS THIS PICTURE JUST DEPICTS "the flavor of the product."

A RECENT CONSUMER REPORTS SURVEY.FOUND THAT A THIRD OF THOSE QUESTIONED

.THINK NATURAL IS THE SAME AS ORGANIC. WHICH IT'S NOT.

THE TERM ORGANIC IS TIGHTLY REGULATED. BUT THE FDA HAS NO DEFINITION FOR

THE USE OF THE WORD "NATURAL."

A LOT OF PRODUCTS USE "THAT TERM". BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE ISN'T A

LOT OF NON-NATURAL STUFF INSIDE.

THIS DRINK MIX.SAYS "NATURAL LEMONADE FLAVOR."

YOU MIGHT ENVISION A LEMONADE STAND BUT LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS. THEY

INCLUDE ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS. AND A LIST OF HARD TO PRONOUNCE SYNTHETIC

SUBSTANCES.

SOT:

11:52:57 MJ: but it's one of those buzz words you put it on a product more

people will grab it people might pay a little bit more for it.

KRAFT PUTS LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF NATURAL FLAVOR INSIDE.SOME OF THAT IS

LEMON.

HOW ABOUT CAGE FREE EGGS. THAT CAN COST AS MUCH AS 50 PERCENT MORE.

YOU MAY BE THINKING CHICKENS OUT IN A PASTURE.

BUT IF IT DOESN'T SAY PASTURE RAISED. IT MAY LOOK MORE LIKE INSIDE THIS

BUILDING. THE CHICKENS CERTAINLY AREN'T CAGED.BUT THEY AREN'T RANGING

FAR.

SOT:

MJ: it's better than if they were in a cage that's for sure.

AND ONE MORE THING. ON POULTRY PRODUCTS, YOU MIGHT SEE LABELS TOUTING NO

HORMONES. WELL GUESS WHAT.

SOT:

mJ: federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones or steroids

DK: you cant put hormones or steroids in a chicken by law and therefore we'

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FOOD LABELING DECEPTIVE-OC


THAT WAS DAVID KERLEY WITH THAT REPORT.

SO WHERE WILL YOU FIND REAL ANSWERS?

OUR EXPERT SAYS. IT'S THE FINE PRINT LOOK AT THE INGREDIENT LIST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THE SO-CALLED CRAIGLIST KILLER CLAIMS SHE KILLED MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE IN FOUR STATES.

THIS IS ALL BEFORE THE PENNSYLVANIA MURDER SHE IS NOW CHARGED WITH COMMITTING.

FIND OUT WHY POLICE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME VERIFYING HER CONFESSION.

A CATHOLIC NUN WAS SENTENCED TO ALMOST THREE YEARS IN A PEACE DEMOSTRATION.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT SHE DID TO LAND HER IN JAIL.

LAYING A HAND ON YOUR CHILD. IF THEY MISBEHAVE.

WE'RE TAKING A CLOSE LOOK AT PUNISHMENT RULES. AND WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO REINFORCE THEM. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A POLICE CAN'T VERIFY CRAIGLIST KILLER CLAIMS-


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TZ4 B CATHOLIC NUN SENTENCED TO 35 MONTHS IN PRISO


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TZ4 C KANSAS SPANKING BILL-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

WALL STREET KICKED OFF THE WEEK. IN MOSTLY HIGHER TERRITOTY.

BUT ON TUESDAY, THE DOW LOST 24 POINTS.

THE NASDAQ AND S&P WERE UP.

THIS MORNING.

FUTURES HINT AT A SLOW START. Return to index of stories...


TS1) GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO-SS


THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A TEACHER INVESTIGATION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE OPENLY LOOKING INTO GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DEREK HARP.

IN A STATEMENT.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAID HE'S BEEN REMOVED FROM SCHOOL AND REASSIGNED TO THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER.

COUNT ON ABC 7 FOR ANY DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MISSING FSU STUDENT DEAD-VOTOPS


POLICE IN TALLAHASSEE FOUND THE BODY OF A MISSING, FLORIDA STATE GRADUATE.

23-YEAR-OLD RYAN UHRE. DISAPPEARED FEBRUARY 2ND -- AFTER WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL WITH FRIENDS.

HE WAS LAST SEEN WALKING HOME FROM A BAR.

POLICE HAVEN'T SAID HOW HE DIED.

POLICE ARE HOPING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WILL PROVIDE CLUES ON WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN. WHO MAY HOLD CLUES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GREYHOUND PRESS CONFERENCE-VOTOPS


AT 12:45 THIS AFTERNOON HUMANE SOCIETY GROUPS IN TALLAHASSEE WILL JOIN FLORIDA LAWMAKERS. CALLING FOR GREYHOUND PROTECTION LAWS FOLLOWING A RECENT REPORT.

IT FOUND A HIGH NUMBER OF DEATHS, AT STATE RACETRACKS.

PROTESTERS WILL PUSH LAWMAKERS TO GET RID OF A MANDATE REQUIRING GAMING FACILITIES TO HOLD DOG RACES AND PASS A GREYHOUND INJURY REPORTING LAW. Return to index of stories...


POLICE CAN'T VERIFY CRAIGLIST KILLER CLAIMS-TRX-2-


THERE ARE NEW QUESTIONS THIS MORNING ABOUT A WOMAN WHO MADE SOME STARTLING

HEADLINES BY CLAIMING TO BE A SATANIC SERIAL KILLER.

SHE BRAGGED ABOUT KILLING MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE --

NOW INVESTIGATORS SAY. HER STORY CAN'T BE VERIFIED.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO HAS MORE DETAILS ON THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


POLICE CAN'T VERIFY CRAIGLIST KILLER CLAIMS-PKG


It's the pressing question.

nats - reporter

Miranda did you really kill 22 people?

.investigators are now working around the clock to answer.

Tuesday, 19-year old Miranda Barbour briefly met with local officials in

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, but she did not provide any information about her

shocking claims of being a serial killer.

In an explosive jailhouse interview with a local newspaper last week, the

newlywed and young mom confessed to killing quote "less than a hundred"

people in several states, starting at just 13 when she joined a satanic cult

, saying quote "When I hit 22 , I stopped counting.".adding her

husband jokingly referred to her violent alter-ego as "Super Miranda".

sot - Francis Scarcella/The Daily Item 02:42:54

Do we believe that? At this point I don't know, but I do know that she

looked at me dead square in the eyes and said this so matter of factly, that

if I were in law enforcement I would take it seriously.

And they are. Authorities in California, North Carolina, Alaska and

Pennsylvania have already started looking for any evidence to verify those

chilling claims.

sot - Steve Mazzeo/Police Chief, Sunbury PD 02:34:32

Our investigators have been in contact with law enforcement officers in

other states and the FBI.

Barbour and her husband of just three weeks, 22-year old Elytte Barbour, are

being held without bail. Police say the couple murdered a Pennsylvania man

they lured on craigslist.simply for fun.

This week her attorney filed paperwork asking she be spared the

death penalty.

.seeking to save the life of a woman who claims to have taken so many. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER ASSAULTED FL-TRX-VO


A CREW MEMBER ON A CRUISE LINER. IS ACCUSED OF BEATING AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A FEMALE PASSENGER---

AND THEN TRYING TO THROW HER OVERBOARD.

A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT WAS FILED IN FLORIDA.

THE 28-YEAR-OLD ROOM SERVICE ATTENDANT. WAS ANGRY WITH THE WOMAN FOR SWEARING AT HIM. WHEN HE BROUGHT ROOM SERVICE.

LATER, HE HID THERE UNTIL SHE CAME BACK.

HE'S ACCUSED OF CHOKING AND PUNCHING HER.

THE VICTIM WAS AIRLIFTED TO A FLORIDA HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CATHOLIC NUN SENTENCED TO 35 MONTHS IN PRISON-TRX-


AN 84-YEAR OLD NUN. HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO NEARLY THREE YEARS IN PRISON. FOR HER ACTIONS DURING A PEACE DEMONSTRATION AT A WEAPONS PLANT.

IN 20-12 *MEGAN RICE* AND TWO MEN BROKE INTO A STORAGE BUNKER THAT HOLDS THE COUNTRY'S PRIMARY SUPPLY OF BOMB-GRADE URANIUM.

OFFICIALS SAY THE THREE. WERE IN A POSITION TO ACCESS THE MATERIALS USED TO ASSEMBLE A DIRTY BOMB. Return to index of stories...


ANTI GAY BILLBOARD-VO


A BILLBOARD THAT POPPED UP IN LOUISVILLE --

IS GETTING A LOT OF NEGATIVE ATTENTION.

TAKE A LOOK!

IT READS "NOT EVERYONE WHO IS GAY IS HAPPY, YOU HAVE OPTIONS."

THE MAN WHO PUT IT UP. SAYS IT TARGETS PEOPLE. WHO HAVE SAME SEX ATTRACTIONS --

BUT DON'T *WANT TO BE GAY.

HE'S ONE OF THEM.

THE BILLBOARD ADVERTISES AN ORGANIZATION. CLAIMING TO HELP YOU BE STRAIGHT. Return to index of stories...


ANTI GAY BILLBOARD-SOTVO


It is not meant to target anyone who is happy being gay."

"Abba's delight is a ministry that helps people of faith who

are uncomfortable with their same sex attractions."

OPPONENTS SAY THIS ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN --

AND WOULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD. Return to index of stories...


PAINTING WITH NAZI STAMP-VO


A PIECE OF HISTORY IS NOW ON DISPLAY IN NAPLES.

YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT AT THE "GALLERY ON FIFTH" IN PERSON.

HERE IT IS ON T-V.

THIS IS A WATERCOLOR FROM THE 1930'S.

AND THERE APPEARS TO BE A NAZI GERMANY STAMP ON THE BACK OF IT.

THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT VALUABLE.

THE RUSSIAN ARTIST -- WASSILY KANDINSKY -- LIVED IN GERMANY BEFORE WORLD WAR TWO FORCED HIM OUT.

THE OWNER OF THE ARTWORK SAYS IT COULD SELL FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


UPSET OVER SHIRTS-OC-SS-VO


T-SHIRTS AT A MALL IN UTAH. MADE A MOTHER SO MAD.

SHE FOUND A WAY, TO GET RID OF THEM.

SHE BOUGHT EVERY SINGLE SHIRT.

SHE SAW THEM IN THE WINDOW OF PACIFIC SUN. WHILE SHOPPING WITH HER SON.

THE SHIRTS HAVE SCANTILY CLAD MODELS, IN PROVACATIVE POSES.

THE MANAGER WOULDN'T TAKE THE SHIRTS DOWN.

SO THE WOMAN BOUGHT EVERY "INDECENT" SHIRT IN THE STORE --

FOR $567 DOLLARS.

SHE PLANS TO RETURN THEM. AND GET BACK HER MONEY. Return to index of stories...


STEALING BEER SMASH AND GRAB-VO


A BIG CRIME. FOR A BUZZ.

TWO MEN. ON A BEER RUN IN HOUSTON CAUSED THOUSANDS IN DAMAGE ON THEIR MISSION.

THEY SMASHED THROUGH A CLOSED CONVENIENCE STORE WITH A CAR!

THEN STORM IT.

THEY DIDN'T STEAL ANY CASH.

ALL THEY TOOK WAS AN 18 PACK OF BUD LIGHT.

HOW MUCH DOES THAT COST?

LESS THAN 20 DOLLARS! Return to index of stories...


THE SLACKLINERS FAILED ATTEMPT-EANIBOX


AND CHECK THIS OUT.

IT'S SLACK-LINING IN THE AIR.

A GROUP OF PROFESSIONAL STUNTMEN. TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

THEY GOT A COUPLE OF HOT AIR BALLONS.

THEY CALL IT THE BALLON HIGHLINE.

THE STUNTMEN ATTEMPTED TO WALK FROM ONE HOT AIR BALLOON TO ANOTHER.

WITH NO-STRINGS-ATTACHED.

LUCKILY THEY WERE ALL EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY PARACHUTES. Return to index of stories...


KANSAS SPANKING BILL-VO


IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME DEBATE. SPANKING IN SCHOOLS.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS 200-THOUSAND STUDENTS GET PADDLED EVERY YEAR.

ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF ALL STATES ALLOW FOR CORPORAL PUNISHMENT.

FLORIDA'S ONE OF THEM.

AND KANSAS IS CONSIDERING A BILL.

ALLOWING PARENTS OR ANYONE GIVEN PERMISSION BY PARENTS --

INCLUDING THE SCHOOL. TO SPANK HARD ENOUGH TO LEAVE A RED WELT AND BRUISES.

BACKERS SAY KIDS HAVE LOST RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY.

EVEN WHERE CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS LEGAL. FEW SCHOOLS ACTUALLY DO IT.

AND ACCORDING TO STATE LAW --

ONLY, QUOTE, MODERATE USE OF FORCE CAN BE USED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


THERE'S A NEW PUSH TO SAVE ANIMALS.

ONLY 30 PERCENT OF CATS AND DOGS ARE ADOPTED FROM SHELTERS.

WE SPEAK TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY WEIGHING IN ON FLORIDA LAW.

THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY IS TO EAT RIGHT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT MAIN VEGETABLE CAN STRENGTHEN HEART MUSCLES. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SHELTER PET PROJECT-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B FOOD FOR HEART-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


SHELTER PET PROJECT-2SHOT-OBX-SAT LIVE


HERE'S A STAGGERING FACT

17 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS. WILL GET A NEW CAT OR DOG.THIS YEAR

BUT ONLY ABOUT 30% OF CATS AND DOGS ARE ADOPTED FROM SHELTERS

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES. IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT.

AND SO IS LEE COUNTY.

WITH SOME NEW ORDINANCES.

THIS MORNING WE'RE JOINED BY WAYNE PACELLE PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

AND RICH AVANZINO. WHO'S WITH MADDIE'S FUND

GOOD MORNING.

--- THE PROJECT IS TO INCREASE ADOPTIONS?

---HERE LOCALLY. STARTING MAY 1. NEW RULES REQURING SPAYING AND NEUTERING FOR PETS OVER 6 MONTHS.

DO RULES LIKE REALLY CREATE CHANGE

---A BIG ISSUE IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW. ACTUALLY BEING DEBATED TODAY IN THE CAPITOL IS THE CONDITION OF GREYHOUND DOGS. ACTIVISTS WANT LAWS REQUIRING TRACKS TO REPORT INJURIES.

AND THEY'D ULTIMATELY LIKE TO SEE GAMING FACILITIES DROP RACING.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS.

------HOW DO WE STOP PUPPY MILLS.AND ANIMAL HORDING. WE SEE A LOT OF THESE CASES IN FLORIDA.

-- IS RACING HARMFUL TO GREYHOUNDS

-- DO YOU FEEL THERE'S MORE AWARENESS NOW WITH THINGS LIKE MADDIE'S FUND?

---WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WANT PURE BREDS?

THANK YOU AGAIN. WAYNE PACELLE PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY

AND RICH AVANZINO WHO'S WITH MADDIE'S FUND

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MADDIE'S FUND. GO TO ABC-7.COM

CLICK ON SITES ON 7

NOTES --- HERE'S WHAT THE NEW ORDINACNE WILL DO.

The proposed ordinance changes include:

• Requiring spaying/neutering for dogs and cats over 6 months, except those bred by professionals.

• Forbidding permanently tethering dogs outside, and requiring outdoor dogs to have accessible shelter.

• Mandating that professional breeders prove membership in a nationally recognized club, such as the American Kennel Club, to be allowed to breed and sell cats and dogs.

• Creating a license for pet stores to avoid the sale of unhealthy pets and those from puppy mills. Return to index of stories...


GREYHOUND DEATHS-VO


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SHELTER VIDEO-VO


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STORMWARM 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.

WARM AND SUNNY WEDNESDAY

Another beautiful day is on the way for Southwest Florida today. We start with mainly clear skies and continue with mostly sunny skies all day. Afternoon highs will reach into the low to mid 80s for most spots with winds coming in from the southeast at 5 - 10 mph. At the beached, highs will only reach into the upper 70s as the late afternoon sea breeze keeps things cooler there.

Through the next couple of days, you'll start to notice more humidity. That will allow a few more clouds to form and keep the overnight temperatures a bit warmer. Lows will be in the mid 60s and afternoon highs will warm into the mid 80s. There is the chance for a very stray shower on the sea breeze by the end of the week.

Into the weekend, a cold front will be approaching. That front could bring a few showers to the area Saturday night into Sunday. By Monday and Tuesday higher rain chances will be in place. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FOR HEART-2-SHOT


FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH, A GOOD TIME TO BE THINKING OF YOUR HEART AND HOW TO KEEP IT HEALTHY.

LOOKING FOR EASY WAYS. TO KEEP IT PUMPING?

JUST GO TO YOUR KITCHEN.

HOLLY FIRFER EXPLAINS WHAT TYPES OF FOODS WILL HELP. Return to index of stories...


FOOD FOR HEART-PKG


IT'S NO SECRET ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY IS TO EAT RIGHT.

CUT OUT SATURATED FATS AND LOOK FOR NATURAL FOODS THAT CAN CUT YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE.

VEGGIES, ESPECIALLY CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES LIKE BROCCOLI, CONTAIN A LOT OF NUTRIENTS THAT HAVE SHOWN TO STRENGTHEN HEART MUSCLES.

BROCCOLI ALSO SEEMS TO BOOST LEVELS OF HEART PROTECTIVE PROTEINS IN THE BODY.

GREEN TEA HAS BEEN SHOWN TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL AND IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW.

OILY FISH, LIKE SALMON, TUNA AND SARDINES ARE FILLED WITH OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS THAT ACTUALLY COUNTERACT THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS MENTAL STRESS PUTS ON THE HEART.

GO NUTS. RESEARCHERS SAY PEOPLE WHO EAT NUTS LOWER THEIR "BAD," CHOLESTEROL LEVEL IN THEIR BLOOD WHICH IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY CAUSES OF HEART DISEASE.

AND INDULGE YOUR SWEET TOOTH, A LITTLE.

DARK CHOCOLATE IS FULL OF FLAVANOLS WHICH HAVE BEEN FOUND TO REDUCE DANGEROUS INFLAMMATION AND CUT DOWN ON ATHEROSCLEROSIS, OR HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES.

THE KEY TO ALL THIS IS MODERATION AND EATING SMART.

REPLACE RED MEAT WITH OILY FISH, SNACK ON WALNUTS INSTEAD OF CHIPS, EAT A SMALL PIECE OF DARK CHOCOLATE AND SIT DOWN TO A GLASS OF ICED GREEN TEA INSTEAD OF A SODA.

SMALL CHANGES; YOUR HEART WILL THANK YOU. Return to index of stories...


VIDEOS BOOSTING BRAIN POWER-VO


WATCHING VIDEOS CAN HELP BOOST BRAIN POWER.

A NEW STUDY FOUND AS WE AGE, THE BRAIN LOSES THE ABILITY TO FLEX, ADAPT AND LEARN NEW THINGS.

BUT RESEARCHERS NOTICED THAT PEOPLE HAD BETTER MOTOR SKILL ABILITY WHILE PERFORMING A TASK.

IF THEY WATCHED AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO FIRST. RATHER THAN WATCHING A VIDEO UNRELATED TO THE TASK. Return to index of stories...


COFFEE PRICES GO UP-VO


SOME BAD NEWS. FOR COFFEE ADDICTS

A CUP OF JOE COULD SOON COST YOU MORE.

TRADERS ARE PUSHING HIGHER PRICES. AMID FEARS THAT SUPPLIES FROM THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PRODUCER. BRAZIL COULD SOON SHRINK.

HOT AND DRY WEATHER. MAY HAVE STUNTED THE EARLY STAGES OF THE BEANS' DEVELOPMENT. Return to index of stories...


MILK PRICES SKYROCKET-TRX-VOTOPS


THOSE WHO TAKE MILK WITH THEIR COFFEE MAY SOON WANT TO DRINK IT BLACK.

THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT IS BEING BLAMED FOR AN INCREASE IN MILK PRICES.

THE COST OF MILK COULD SKYROCKET BY AS MUCH AS 60-CENTS NEXT MONTH -- TO THE

HIGHEST PRICES EVER. Return to index of stories...


KRISPY KREAM DONUTS-TRX-VOTOPS


KRISPY KREME IS INTRODUCING TWO NEW DONUTS. WITH A COFFEE THEME.

A MOCHA KREME DONUT AND A CARAMEL COFFEE KREME DONUT.

BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY THEM NOW.

THEY'RE OUT FOR A LIMITED TIME. UNTIL THE END OF MARCH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


KANYE WEST IS SPEAKING OUT. ABOUT THE ROLLING STONE ARTICLE. WHERE RAPPER DRAKE CRITICIZED HIS ALBUM.

NOW KANYE IS GOING AFTER THE MEDIA.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE HAS TO SAY.

50 SHADES OF GREY, HAS A NEW LEADING MAN.

YOU MAY BE SURPRISED. WHAT OPRAH WANTS TO HAPPEN IN THE MOVIE. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A OPRAH 50 SHADES OF GRAY-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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


KANYE NEW RANT-VO


KANYE WEST IS THREATENING THE MEDIA -- BUT DEFENDING DRAKE.

HIS LATEST RANT. CAME AT A SHOW IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.

THE RAPPER TOLD THE AUDIENCE. THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO PIT BLACK ENTERTAINERS. AGAINST EACH OTHER.

AND HE WOULD GO AFTER THOSE WRITING NEGATIVITY.

HE WAS REFERRING TO THE RECENT ROLLING STONE ARTICLE. WHERE RAPPER DRAKE CRITICIZED KANYE'S LATEST ALBUM.

KANYE IGNORED THE HARSH WORDS. SAYING "WE LOVE DRAKE." Return to index of stories...


JOE BIDEN THE VIEW-VO


THE NATION'S SECOND LEADING MAN LEAVES WASHINGTON AND COMES ON ABC-7. IN ONE WEEK.

JOE BIDEN WILL APPEAR ON "THE VIEW". TO HELP FURTHER PROMOTE OBAMACARE.

THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE CONFIRMED THE GUEST SPOT TUESDAY.

HE WANTS TO REMIND EVERYONE TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH COVERAGE BEFORE THE MARCH 31ST DEADLINE.

BIDEN'S "VIEW" BOOKING COMES JUST AFTER HE WAS FEATURED AS THE OPENING GUEST IN SETH MEYER'S DEBUT. AS THE NEW "LATE NIGHT" HOST. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON RATINGS-2-SHOT VO


WHAT GRADE WOULD YOU GIVE IT?

WE SHOWED YOU ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS TUESDAY. OF JIMMY FALLON'S HOSTING DEBUT.

ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

NOW THE RATINGS ARE IN. AND JIMMY FALLON'S PREMIERE OF "THE

TONIGHT SHOW". PULLED IN 11- POINT- 3 MILLION VIEWERS MONDAY.

THAT'S THE SECOND LARGEST AUDIENCE SINCE 2009. WHEN JAY LENO STEPPED DOWN.FOR CONAN O'BRIEN'S BRIEF RUN AS HOST. Return to index of stories...


OPRAH 50 SHADES OF GRAY-VO


OPRAH LIKES IT DIRTY.

OPRAH IS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD. TO THE MOVIE VERSION OF "50 SHADES OF GRAY."

THE 60-YEAR-OLD MEDIA MOGUL. TOLD THE SUN NEWSPAPER. SHE'S READ THE BOOK BUT HOPES THE MOVIE IS EVEN MORE TITILLATING.

A PRODUCER OF THE FILM. SAYS IT'LL BE RATED R---

BUT HE IS ALSO HOPING. TO HAVE AN NC-17 VERSION -- SO OPRAH MAY JUST GET HER WISH. Return to index of stories...


CANDY CRUSH PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY-TRX-VOTOPS


MORE THAN ONE BILLION TIMES A DAY SOMEONE STARTS A GAME OF CANDY CRUSH.

NOW THE MAKERS OF THE WILDLY POPULAR MOBILE GAME "CANDY CRUSH SAGA" HAVE FILED PAPERS TO BECOME A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY.

THEY ARE LOOKING TO RAISE AS MUCH AS $500 MILLION DOLLARS IN THE PUBLIC OFFERING.

"CANDY CRUSH SAGA" TOOK IN 1-POINT-5 BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) GGE TEACHER INVESTIGATION-VO-SS


THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A TEACHER INVESTIGATION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE OPENLY LOOKING INTO GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DEREK HARP.

IN A STATEMENT.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAID HE'S BEEN REMOVED FROM SCHOOL AND REASSIGNED TO THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER.

COUNT ON ABC 7 FOR ANY DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MISSING FSU STUDENT DEAD-VOTOPS


POLICE IN TALLAHASSEE FOUND THE BODY OF A MISSING, FLORIDA STATE GRADUATE.

23-YEAR-OLD RYAN UHRE. DISAPPEARED FEBRUARY 2ND -- AFTER WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL WITH FRIENDS.

HE WAS LAST SEEN WALKING HOME FROM A BAR.

POLICE HAVEN'T SAID HOW HE DIED.

POLICE ARE HOPING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WILL PROVIDE CLUES ON WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN. WHO MAY HOLD CLUES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GREYHOUND PRESS CONFERENCE-VOTOPS


AT 12:45 THIS AFTERNOON HUMANE SOCIETY GROUPS IN TALLAHASSEE WILL JOIN FLORIDA LAWMAKERS. CALLING FOR GREYHOUND PROTECTION LAWS FOLLOWING A RECENT REPORT.

IT FOUND A HIGH NUMBER OF DEATHS, AT STATE RACETRACKS.

PROTESTERS WILL PUSH LAWMAKERS TO GET RID OF A MANDATE REQUIRING GAMING FACILITIES TO HOLD DOG RACES AND PASS A GREYHOUND INJURY REPORTING LAW. Return to index of stories...


TS4) CLEVA SUIT-VOTOPS


THE JURY HEARING TESTIMONY IN A HIGH PROFILE FEDERAL CIVIL CASE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERSS GOES BACK TO COURT WEDNESDAY MORNING.

FRIDAY WAS DAY SEVEN OF THE TRIAL OVER A PIECE OF CLOTHING COVERING A WOMAN'S CLEAVAGE.

A COUPLE IN NAPLES SAYS THEY CREATED IT, AND ARE SUING BECAUSE A BIGGER COMPANY, STOLE THE IDEA.

THE ATTORNEYS TELL US THEY ARE HOPING IT WRAPS UP NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MY CHILD-2SHOT


MOST PARENTS FEEL IT INSTANTLY.THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR THEIR CHILD.

BUT FOR SOME, THE LOVE JUST ISN'T THERE RIGHT AWAY.

IN FACT ONE FATHER WROTE A PIECE FOR PEOPLE.COM CONFESSING THAT WHEN HIS DAUGHTER WAS BORN IT WAS NOT EXACTLY LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT --

THIS FAILURE TO BOND IS A LITTLE MORE COMMON THAN YOU MIGHT THINK --

`ABC'S BIANNA GOLODRYGA HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE MY CHILD-PKG


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