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DIRECTORS PAGE C SECTION TIMING-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL1) INTERNET SEX STING-trxSOTVO TEASE ONE------------
HL2) DRINKING GAME-trxVOTOPS TZ1 A BARIATRIC SURGERY-VOTOPS WIPE
HL3) TAX PREPARERS-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B TAX PREPARERS-VOTOPS
HL4) BOARDWALK BATTLE-trxSOTVO STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
WX HL-WX WALL FORECAST-PHC
BIG STORY-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
INTERNET SEX STING-BNC SS BNC TAX PREPARERS-TCMON
INTERNET SEX STING-SOTVO TAX PREPARERS-PKG
DEREK HARP KIK APP-SSVO WIPE BARIATRIC SURGERY & DIABETES-VO
DEREK HARP KIK APP-SOTVO STAYING AHEAD OF PAIN-VO
PREGNANT WOMAN ATTACKED-OTS SS OC NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
CLEAVA LAWSUIT-VO TEASE TWO------------
CAPE LAWSUIT RULING-OTS VO WIPE TZ2 A BOARDWALK BATTLE-SOTVO-WIPE
CAPE LAWSUIT RULING-SOTVO TZ2 B BOY FORCED TO CLEAN URINALS-VOTOPS
CONDO CAR FIRE-VO IN TCMON BOARDWALK BATTLE-BNC
CONDO CAR FIRE-LLPKG BOARDWALK BATTLE-LLPKG
PALM BEACH SHOOTING-VO WIPE FSA COST-OC VO
PALM BEACH SHOOTING-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
POWERBALL-OTS VO TEASE THREE------------
DRINKING GAME-TCMON TZ3 A POWERBALL LATEST-SOTVO
DRINKING GAME-PKG TZ3 B CHIC SECURITY-VO
SWINE FLU-POP VO TZ3 C VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER KILLING-SOTVO


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"It just really sickens my stomach. I just. Ugh."

NEW AT 5 --

OFFICERS SAY THIS MAN WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH A THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY.

AND A NINE-YEAR-OLD SPECIAL NEEDS GIRL!

HOW THEY CAUGHT HIM *BEFORE* ANYTHING HAPPENED.

PLUS- A NEW DRINKING GAME IS KILLING SOME YOUNG PEOPLE.

ABC7 FINDS OUT WHY THIS VIRAL CHALLENGE IS SO DANGEROUS.

YOU MAY THINK THE PERSON WHO DOES YOUR TAXES CARES ABOUT YOU!

MAYBE NOT.

NOW AT 5 --

ABC 7'S SMART SHOPPER DISCOVERS WHY YOUR TRUST MAY BE MISPLACED.

WHAT THEY MAY DO TO YOU!

IF THEY BUILD IT--

WILL PEOPLE COME--

NOW AT 5--

NEW PLANS TO PROMOTE TOURISM IN ONE CAPE CORAL PARK.

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


HL1) INTERNET SEX STING-trxSOTVO


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HL2) DRINKING GAME-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) TAX PREPARERS-trxVOTOPS


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HL4) BOARDWALK BATTLE-trxSOTVO


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WX HL-WX WALL


RAIN CHANCES RETURN

Our stretch of great weather continued into Thursday, with a blend of sun & clouds and highs in the 80s. Expect a mild and humid evening, with temps only falling into the 70s. Patchy fog may once again develop overnight, with lows in the mid 60s

Changes are ahead as we enter Friday. A cool front will plow into North Florida. The front doesn't make it into our area, but it will transport more moisture into the region. The result will be a lot more cloud cover and scattered rain chances. The best chance for rain will be in the afternoon areas east of I-75. Highs on Friday will be in the low 80s.

The increased moisture stays in place for Saturday. We'll keep partly sunny skies to a blend of sun & clouds. Again, a few scattered showers will be possible inland. Highs on Saturday will climb into the mid 80s.

Sunday features more sunshine and lower rain chances. Expect partly cloudy conditions to close the weekend, with just an isolated rain chance. Highs will again be in the mid 80s.

Next week still looks fairly warm with a chance of showers. Monday and Tuesday are still expected to feature partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers possible. Expect highs both days in the low 80s.

Rain chances will increase midweek as the frontal boundary finally begins to push into Southwest Florida. We'll close out next week with temps in the upper 70s to low 80s. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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INTERNET SEX STING-BNC SS BNC


OUR BIG STORY AT FIVE --

THE KIND OF THING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS OUT THERE --

NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT MAKES YOU SICK INSIDE.

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO MEET WITH A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY AND A 9-YEAR-OLD SPECIAL NEEDS GIRL --

FOR SEX.

PAUL VANGELDER LIVES IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

AN UNDERCOVER NORTH PORT OFFICER SAYS HE STARTED TALKING TO VANGELDER LAST FRIDAY ON CRAIGSLIST.

VANGELDER THOUGHT HE WAS COMMUNICATING WITH A PARENT --

WILLING TO LET HIM HAVE SEX WITH THEIR KIDS.

WHEN VANGELDER CAME FOR THE MEETING HE WAS ARRESTED INSTEAD.

TODAY --

ABC 7 TALKED TO ONE OF HIS NEIGHBORS WHO ASKED THAT HER IDENTITY BE HIDDEN. Return to index of stories...


INTERNET SEX STING-SOTVO


"I'm absolutely disgusting. I'm mortified. because I have two children and one's close to that age."

VAN GELDER'S BEHIND BARS.

NO BOND.

HE FACES CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED SEXUAL BATTERY OF A CHILD --

AND HAVING CHILD PORN. Return to index of stories...


DEREK HARP KIK APP-SSVO WIPE


PARENTS YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS.

TONIGHT - ABC7 IS UNCOVERING A SMARTPHONE APP CALLED "KIK."

THIS IS EYE-OPENING.

IT'S THE SAME ONE DEPUTIES SAY A GOLDEN GATE TEACHER USED TO SEND NAKED PICTURES OF HIMSELF TO A TEENAGE GIRL.

THE DISTRICT REMOVED THAT TEACHER FROM THE CLASSROOM.

"KIK" IS A FREE APP THAT ALLOWS USERS TO SHARE MESSAGES AND PHOTOS WITH A SIMPLE SNAP.

YOU CAN FIND ANY USER WHO HAS IT AND SIMPLY START A CONVERSATION.

CHILDREN OF ALL AGES USE IT AND PARENTS SAY ITS A GROWING CONCERN FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL.

MANY CAN USE IT DURING THE DAY BECAUSE YOU DON'T NEED A WIRELESS CONNECTION. Return to index of stories...


DEREK HARP KIK APP-SOTVO


Emily Loveall/7:13:07 "I think it's just the secret behind it, who are they talking to? what are they talking about?"

HERE'S WHY SOME ARE SO CONCERNED-

EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE STRONG FILTERS ON WHAT STUDENTS CAN ACCESS THROUGH WI-FI AT SCHOOL.

STUDENTS ARE COMMUNICATING WITH "KIK" AND WITHOUT YOU OR TEACHERS EVER KNOWING. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANT WOMAN ATTACKED-OTS SS OC


NEW AT 5 --

DEPUTIES SAY A BONITA SPRINGS MAN ATTACKED HIS PREGNANT EX-GIRLFRIEND --

KICKING HER IN THE STOMACH.

THEY SAY 21-YEAR-OLD SCOTT SNIDER WAS DRUNK --

AND ALSO THREW A BOTTLE AT THE MOTHER OF HIS UNBORN CHILD.

SHE RAN.

BUT DEPUTIES SAY LUNGED AT HER AND BEGAN HITTING AND KICKING HER IN THE STOMACH.

DOCTORS TREATED HER --

AND SHE AND HER BABY ARE GOING TO BE O-K. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA LAWSUIT-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW -

A FEDERAL JURY IS DEBATING OVER WHETHER A NATIONWIDE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY STOLE A CLEAVAGE COVERING PRODUCT FROM A NAPLES COUPLE.

THE COUPLE CLAIMS THE COMPANY ONTEL STOLE THEIR PRODUCT AND PUT IT ON SHELVES.

THEY SAY THEY HAD THE PATENT ON WHAT THEY CALL THE "CLEVA" FIRST.

ONTEL MADE MILLIONS SELLING THEIR VERSION - THE CAMI SECRET - ON TV AND IN BIG BOX STORES.

NAPLES BRANOVATIONS WANTS THEM TO STOP MAKING THE PRODUCT AND WANTS AT LEAST EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.

ATTORNEYS FOR ONTEL CLAIM THE PATENT WAS NEVER VALID.

ABC7 BROKE THIS STORY TWO YEARS AGO AND IS STILL FOLLOWING IT.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FEDERAL COURT HERE IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LAWSUIT RULING-OTS VO WIPE


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM --

NO RECOUNTS.

NO RE-DOS.

A JUDGE DENIED FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S REQUEST FOR A NEW ELECTION.

MARNI SAWICKI'S THE NEW MAYOR.

IT'S NO LONGER IN QUESTION.

JUST HOURS AGO --

THE JUDGE SAID SULLIVAN WASN'T ACTING IN GOOD FAITH --

WHEN HE CLAIMED ELECTION LAWS WERE BROKEN, PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM VOTING, AND THE SUPERVISOR'S OFFICE TRIED TO RIG THE RESULTS.

SHE SAYS THERE'S JUST NO EVIDENCE.

SAWICKI IS PSYCHED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LAWSUIT RULING-SOTVO


Mayor Marni Sawicki, Cape Coral

"It's a wonderful day. Everyone is smiling again. It is. It feels like a cloud has been lifted. It feels like now we can really get down to the city business that we need to do and just really focus on getting these critical issues we have in the city take care of."

ADDING SALT TO THE WOUND --

THE JUDGE ORDERED SULLIVAN TO PAY ATTORNEY'S FEES.

SAWICKI SAYS THE PRICE TAG FOR THAT COULD EXTEND INTO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CONDO CAR FIRE-VO IN TCMON


A MULTIPLE CAR FIRE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN NAPLES.

AND WE'RE GETTING NEW VIDEO OF THE DRAMATIC SCENE AS IT UNFOLDED YESTERDAY.

ABC 7'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE AT THE DIPLOMAT CLUB OF NAPLES WITH A LOOK AT THE CLEANUP. Return to index of stories...


CONDO CAR FIRE-LLPKG


THE ROOF OF THE CARPORT, YOU CAN SEE IS BOWED.

THAT IS WHY THIS INVESTIGATION HAS TAKEN SO LONG.

FIRE FIGHTERS SAY IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO WALK UNDER.

SO THEY'VE HAD TO PULL OUT EACH CAR INTO THE OPEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE AND HOW THE FIRE STARTED.

THAT IS THE SOUND OF GAS TANKS AND CAR TIRES EXPLODING.

FLAMES SPREAD FAST AND HOT ENOUGH CONSUMING A DOZEN VEHICLES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

INVESTIGATORS ARE TALKING ABOUT AROUND A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.

THE CARPORTS HERE ARE VERY CLOSE TOGETHER.

WE SPOKE TO ONE COUPLE WHOSE PRIZED POSSESSION, A 1984 B-M-W WAS SPARED BY A COUPLE FEET.

Ed Collins, Seasonal resident

03:36:39-:43

We looked out the window and you could barely see the carport.

BUTT TO

03:37:23

It's her pride and joy she's had for thirty years.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE FIRE STARTED ON THAT END WHERE YOU SEE TWO CHARRED CARS AND A BURNT MOPED.

THEY STILL DON'T KNOW HOW IT IGNITED.

HEAR THE 911 CALL MADE YESTERDAY AT 5:30.

IN NAPLES, BRYAN ANDERSON ABC7. Return to index of stories...


PALM BEACH SHOOTING-VO WIPE


A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN LEE COUNTY --

LED TO A CAR CHASE --

AND A BUILDING GETTING SHOT UP TOO.

THOSE BULLETS FLEW AT THE INTERSECTION OF PALM BEACH AND TYRONE AVENUE.

WITNESSES SAY THEY HIT A BUILDING NEARBY.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THAT.

BUT THEY DO THINK THE SUSPECTS THREWS THE GUN OUT THE CAR WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


PALM BEACH SHOOTING-SOTVO


NO NAME

STAYING RIGHT NEAR WHERE SHOOTING HAPPENED

4:33 it makes you think what if you were walking down the street when the bullets were spraying wed be at the hospital or id be planning a funeral 4:44 i

SURE, EVEN IF THIS A PERSONA MATTER --

A STRAY BULLET COULD HIT ANYONE!

DEPUTIES SAY THEY CHASED DOWN THE SHOOTERS HERE.

ARRESTED A MAN AND A WOMAN.

THEY ALSO FOUND THE GUN THEY SAY THOSE TWO TOSSED OUT THE WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL-OTS VO


IF YOU WERE HOLDING OUT HOPE- YOU WON LAST NIGHT'S POWERBALL DRAWING- YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE WINNING TICKET SOLD.

IT WAS SOLD AT A CONVENIENCE STORE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- ABOUT 10 MILES NORTH OF SAN JOSE.

THE JACKPOT?

MORE THAN 425 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE WINNER HASN'T COME FORWARD YET.

WE'LL HEAR FROM THAT CONVENIENCE STORE'S OWNER ABOUT *HIS* PAYOUT COMING UP AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


DRINKING GAME-TCMON


AN EXTREME DRINKING GAME IS GAINING MOMENTUM ON SOCIAL MEDIA TONIGHT --

LINKED TO AT LEAST FIVE DEATHS.

THE GOAL OF THE GAME --

TO DRINK AS MUCH AND AS OUTRAGEOUSLY AS POSSIBLE.

AND THEN CHALLENGE OTHERS TO TOP YOU.

ABC'S RYAN SMITH EXPOSES WHY IT'S SO POPULAR. Return to index of stories...


DRINKING GAME-PKG


Nats liquid going into toilet

A YOUNG PEOPLE'S DRINKING GAMESWEEPING SOCIAL MEDIA AROUND THE WORLD

SOT thanks for the nomination rob

BEING GOADED INTO DOING THINGS AS RIDICULOUS AS THIS:

SOT:

IT'S CALLED "NEKNOMINATE" WHERE PARTICIPANTS RECORD THEMSELVES "NEKKING" -

OR GUZZLING COCKTAILS

WITH LARGE QUANTITIES OF ALCOHOL IN ODD WAYS. THEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA, "

NOMINATING" A FRIEND TO OUTDO THEM.

TRK = 3 SECS

CHALLENGING THEM TO GO ALONG WITH THE GAME

THE CHALLENGES, RANGING FROM THE STRANGE. LIKE THIS SCANTILY CLAD WOMAN

DOWNING A DRINK IN A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT

SOT gitl: You've got 24 hours

TO THE BIZARRE --- WATCH THIS:

NAT: horse hooves

A GIRL RIDES A HORSE IN A SHOPPING CENTER. AND DON'T FORGET THE DOWN RIGHT

SCARY, LIKE THESE TWO, CHUGGING HOT SAUCE AND 89% ABSINTH

SOT

AND NOW-- ALL OVER THE WORLD YOUNG PEOPLE - EVEN TEENS UPPING THE ANTE AND

THE DANGER IN THE PROCESS.

TRK = 3 SECS

THIS IS 26-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN BRANDON C., BEING PULLED BEHIND A CAR ON A

SNOWBOARD.

SOT Brendan C:

23:03:29

Neknominate games can be a good time, laughs and everything till you can go

overboard and get hurt.

REPORTS SAY OVERSEAS, FIVE PEOPLE UNDER 30 MAY HAVE DIED DUE TO IMBIBING

DEADLY DRINKS WHILE PLAYING THE GAME.

SOT: Dr. Besser: In this game there is sometimes mixing other things in with

the alcohol and the side effects of that you have no way to predict.

PEER PRESSURE, PLAYING A PROMINENT ROLE:

AND NOW, GAMES LIKE THIS BECOMING A TREND HERE IN THE UNITED STATES

SOT: Michael Bradley, psychologist and author

Neknomination is the logical extension happening with our youth and drinking

/ today / they are running shots to get drunk as fast as they can.

WILL KIDS BE ABLE TO GRASP THE CONSEQUENCES?

17;26;53;15

SOT: Dr. Besser:: Alcohol in teenagers can be very dangerous. They don't

have a lot of experience, they don't know what they're limits are and by the

time they've drunk too much it's often too late. Return to index of stories...


SWINE FLU-POP VO


IN TONIGHT'S HEALTHY LIVING- SWINE FLU IS HITTING YOUNG-HEALTHY ADULTS PARTICULARLY HARD THIS YEAR.

A NEW REPORT FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL FINDS PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 64 ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 60 PERCENT OF FLU-RELATED HOSPITAL VISITS THIS SEASON.

THE MAIN CULPRIT IS THE H-1-N-1 STRAIN THAT LEAD TO A PANDEMIC SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THE VACCINE APPEARS TO BE ABOUT 60 PERCENT EFFECTIVE -- AVERAGE FOR A FLU VACCINE. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION TIMING-VOTOPS


AND DOCTORS SHOULD BE MORE PATIENT. WHEN IT COMES TO PERFORMING C-SECTIONS.

NEW GUIDELINES FROM LEADING PREGNANCY SPECIALISTS AIM TO REDUCE THE HIGH C-SECTION RATE IN THE U-S.

THEY URGE DOCTORS NOT TO ORDER A C-SECTION JUST BECAUSE OF PROLONGED LABOR. BECAUSE IT CAN TAKE LONGER THAN EXPERTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.

IN FACT, EXPERTS NOW BELIEVE ACTIVE LABOR DOESN'T BEGIN UNTIL THE CERVIX IS SIX CENTIMETERS DILATED. INSTEAD OF FOUR.

THEY SAY WOMEN SHOULD PUSH FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS IF THEY HAVE DELIVERED BEFORE. AND THREE HOURS IF IT'S THEIR FIRST BABY. Return to index of stories...


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


GOING UNDER THE KNIFE TO LOSE WEIGHT.

TONIGHT THE LINK BETWEEN BARIATRIC SURGERY -- LIKE GASTRIC BYPASS -- AND DIABETES.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN YOUR HEALHTY LIVING.

TAX PREPARERS BEHAVING BADLY. VERY BADLY.

THE THREE THINGS SOME ARE DOING AND WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR.

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


TZ1 A BARIATRIC SURGERY-VOTOPS WIPE


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TZ1 B TAX PREPARERS-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


RAIN CHANCES RETURN

Our stretch of great weather continued into Thursday, with a blend of sun & clouds and highs in the 80s. Expect a mild and humid evening, with temps only falling into the 70s. Patchy fog may once again develop overnight, with lows in the mid 60s

Changes are ahead as we enter Friday. A cool front will plow into North Florida. The front doesn't make it into our area, but it will transport more moisture into the region. The result will be a lot more cloud cover and scattered rain chances. The best chance for rain will be in the afternoon areas east of I-75. Highs on Friday will be in the low 80s.

The increased moisture stays in place for Saturday. We'll keep partly sunny skies to a blend of sun & clouds. Again, a few scattered showers will be possible inland. Highs on Saturday will climb into the mid 80s.

Sunday features more sunshine and lower rain chances. Expect partly cloudy conditions to close the weekend, with just an isolated rain chance. Highs will again be in the mid 80s.

Next week still looks fairly warm with a chance of showers. Monday and Tuesday are still expected to feature partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers possible. Expect highs both days in the low 80s.

Rain chances will increase midweek as the frontal boundary finally begins to push into Southwest Florida. We'll close out next week with temps in the upper 70s to low 80s. Return to index of stories...


TAX PREPARERS-TCMON


THE PEOPLE YOU TRUST --

MAY BE BETRAYING THAT TRUST.

TONIGHT --

ABC 7 SMART SHOPPER CHLOE MORRONI UNCOVERS EXAMPLES OF TAX FRAUD --

FROM THE PEOPLE YOU'RE PAYING TO DO YOUR TAXES.

IT'S A STORY YOU SHOULD SEE --

BEFORE THE APRIL 15TH DEADLINE. Return to index of stories...


TAX PREPARERS-PKG


THEY ARE AMONG THE PEOPLE WE SHOULD TRUST THE MOST THIS TIME OF YEAR -- OUR TAX PREPARERS -- BUT THERE ARE SOME REAL HORROR STORIES OUT THERE.

A RECENT STUDY BY THE NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER FINDS THAT SOME TAX PREPARERS ARE BEHAVING BADLY -- REALLY BADLY.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT -- ALL THESE EXAMPLES DUG UP FROM REAL CRIMINAL CASES LAST YEAR:

-STEALING YOUR IDENTITY

-FILING SECRET RETURNS WITH THE I-R-S

-REPORTING BOGUS CHILDREN WITHIN THE RETURNS.

THE NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER FOUND THAT IN MOST STATES THERE ARE NO COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS THAT GOVERN TAX PREPARERS. IN FACT, THEY FOUND THAT IN 46 STATES THERE WERE MORE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR HAIR DRESSERS.

THAT IS A BIG REASON WHY MANY MISTAKES -- AND BLATANT FRAUD -- MAKE THE ROUNDS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR.

ALL THAT SOUNDS PRETTY BAD BUT HERE'S THE WORST NEWS -- IN MOST STATES YOU ARE THE ONE WHO COULD FACE FINES OR EVEN CRIMINAL ACTION IF YOU SIGN OFF ON ANYTHING FRAUDULENT.

EXPERTS SAY --

STAY AWAY FROM ANY TAX PREPARER WHO CHARGES A FEE BASED ON THE SIZE OF YOUR REFUND CHECK.

ANOTHER RED FLAG -- IF A TAX PREPARER ASKS FOR YOUR REFUND TO BE DEPOSITED INTO THEIR ACCOUNT INSTEAD OF YOURS. DO NOT DO THIS.

NEVER SIGN A BLANK TAX RETURN BEFORE YOUR PREPARER HAS FINISHED YOUR TAXES.

AND LASTLY, REMEMBER -- IF SOMETHING SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE -- IT PROBABLY IS.

I'M CHLOE MORRONI. Return to index of stories...


BARIATRIC SURGERY & DIABETES-VO


THERE'S NEW PROOF TONIGHT BARIATRIC SURGERY CAN HELP PEOPLE WITH TYPE ONE DIABETES.

ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY OUT OF THE CLEVELAND CLINIC--

TYPE ONE DIABETICS WHO UNDERWENT THE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY--

GASTRIC BYPASS --

DIDN'T NEED AS MUCH INSULIN--

AND THEIR BLOOD SUGAR AND BLOOD PRESSURE IMPROVED. Return to index of stories...


STAYING AHEAD OF PAIN-VO


IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING -

THERE'S HELP TONIGHT FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING DIBILITATING ACHES AND PAINS.

DOCTORS AT THE CLEVELAND CLINIC SAY YOU NEED TO GET AHEAD OF YOUR PAIN.

FOR EXAMPLE- IF YOUR KNEES ACHE EVERY TIME THERE'S A STORM -- TAKE MEDICATION THE DAY BEFORE.

IF YOU KNOW YOU'LL BE SORE AFTER AN ACTIVITY THEN TAKE IT BEFORE YOU START. Return to index of stories...


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


"The fishing, the mangroves, and atmosphere, it's amazing." Tim Griffin, Cape Coral

AND A CAPE CORAL PARK COULD GET EVEN BETTER.

ALLOWING VISITORS TO FULLY EMERSE THEMSELVES IN NATURE.

THE MANATEE BOARDWALK AND THE COST TO YOU.

A TEN-YEAR-OLD FORCED TO UNCLOG A URINAL WITH HIS BARE HANDS.

FORCED BY A TEACHER.

WHAT THE BOY DID AND WHY THE TEACHER ENFORCED THE UNORTHODOX PUNISHMENT. Return to index of stories...


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BOARDWALK BATTLE-BNC


CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WANT TO UPGRADE A PARK --

HOPING TO LURE MORE PEOPLE OUT.

AND THE MAGNET THEY'RE HOPING WILL PULL THEM --

MANATEES.

TONIGHT ABC-7'S GEORGE SOLIS IS IN SIRENIA VISTA PARK --

WHERE CITY LEADERS HOPE TO BUILD THAT NEW BOARDWALK.

HE FOUND OUT HOW MUCH IT WILL COST. Return to index of stories...


BOARDWALK BATTLE-LLPKG


TAKE GEORGE:

JUST IMAGINE A BOARDWALK RIGHT OUT HERE.

A PLACE MANY OUT HERE CALL A WELL KEPT SECRET HAS BEEN GETTING A LOT UPGRADES OVER THE YEARS.

CITY LEADERS HOPE THE ADDITION THIS ELEVATED BOARDWALK IS THE CHERRY ON TOP.

TAKE TRACKED VO:

THE BOARDWALK WOULD COMPLETE A THREE PHASE OF IMPROVEMENTS AT THE PARK.

THE FIRST OF WHICH INCLUDING THIS FISHING PAD.

THE SECOND -- REMOVAL OF NON NATIVE VEGETATION AND SHORELINE IMPROVEMENTS. THIS LAST PIECE WOULD THE ADDITION OF 700 FOOT LONG BOARDWALK.

GIVING THE PUBLIC A UNIQUE VIEW OF MANATEES DOWN BELOW.

THE CITY IS HOPING LEE COUNTY'S TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WILL FUND THE 375 THOUSAND CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

TAKE SOTS:

"This is what the grants for the TDC are for is to promote tourism/this is one of the few natural waterways inside Lee County where manatees come up and congregate for people to view." Rana Erbrick, Cape Coral Council Member

TAKE GEORGE: Return to index of stories...


FSA COST-OC VO


THE ONGOING FIGHT TO ENACT THE CONTROVERSIAL FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT IN CAPE CORAL MAY COST YOU EVEN MORE.

CITY LEADERS WANT COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE ANOTHER 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN POTENTIAL LEGAL BILLS.

THE FEE CHARGES EVERY PROPERTY OWNER FOR FIRE SERVICES.

OPPONENTS APPEALED A DECEMBER RULING TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT AFTER THE JUDGE GAVE THE CITY THE GO-AHEAD TO IMPLEMENT THE F-S-A.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG PITCHED THE IDEA TO HELP CLOSE A 20 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET GAP. Return to index of stories...


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


It's just an amazing feeling. I'm actually still in shock.

HE SOLD THE WINNING POWERBALL TICKET WORTH 425 MILLION DOLLARS.

TONIGHT - THE WAIT FOR THE WINNERS ON YOUR OFFICIAL POWERBALL STATION.

BEAUTIFUL AND SAFE.

THE JEWELS YOU CAN WEAR AND HOW THEY'RE REALLY A PERSONAL ALARM. LETTING PEOPLE KNOW YOU NEED HELP.

"They said there was a Wii remote in his hand, and she shot him."

AN OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED A TEEN.

SHE CLAIMS HE HAD A GUN.

THE VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER THAT COST HIM HIS LIFE.

BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

KATHLENE FOWKES DREW OF NAPLES.

THANKS FOR WATCHING KATHLENE.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE OUR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A POWERBALL LATEST-SOTVO


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TZ3 B CHIC SECURITY-VO


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TZ3 C VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER KILLING-SOTVO


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