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DIRECTORS PAGE HL2) MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-VO-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL3) THREE BAD HABITS FOR YOUR KIDS-VO-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HL1) PG ABSUING 911 SYSTEM-VO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL2) DEFENSE CUTS-VO-WIPE GOOD MORNING-CLIP NATVOTOPS FLY-EANIBOXES
HL3) AZ SENATE GAY BILL-VO-WIPE OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-CLIP VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL ALGENOL EMPLOYEE COUNT-OC VO
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT OC PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-CLIP SOT SS
PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-SOT SS PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-SOTVO
PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-SOTVO WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-OC SS(2)
WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-BNC SS(2) SPECIAL ELECTION-CLIP OC CG(3)
DEPUTY DRAGGED-POP SS VO-WIPE SWFL CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE-OC
DEPUTY DRAGGED-SOT(2)VO EDISON STATE BED BUGS-OC VO
CAR FIRE-CLIP VOTOPS EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA-VOTOPS
ATV CRASH FOLO-OC VO-WIPE LEE SCHOOL FUNDING-2SHOT
ATV CRASH FOLO-SOTVO FCAT WRITING TODAY-OC VO
OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-CLIP OC-VO-TCMON 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-CLIP VOTOPS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
SPECIAL ELECTION-OC CG(3) STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
SWFL CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE-2SHOT STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
MAYOR SAWICKI TRIP REIMBURSED-OC VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
CAPE COUNCIL MEETING-EANIBOXES PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON
1. CAPE TAXIS-vo COLLIER PENNY SALES TAX-OC VO
3. SIDEWALK PROJECT-vo TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO LIVE SHOT-LIVE
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO LIVE SHOT-VO
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-LIVE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-OC VO
PG STATE OF CITY ADDRESS-OC SHORT SLEEPING-OC VO
STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS ACETAMINOPHEN ADHD-BNC VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL FLOTUS IN MIAMI-VOTOPS
DEFENSE CUTS-CLIP 2SH-PUSH VO OBAMA CHILDHOOD OBESITY-OC
DEFENSE CUTS-SOTVO THREE BAD HABITS FOR YOUR KIDS-2SHOT SS(3)
DEFENSE CUTS IMPACT-OC VO MEN AND COMMUNICATING-2SHOT
AZ SENATE GAY BILL-2SHOT VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
POPE FRANICIS FINANCES-CLIP VOTOPS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
HIT AND RUN SINKHOLE-CLIP SOTVO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
TAMPA MURDER SURVEILLANCE-OC VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
FIRED FOR PACKING HEAT-OC VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
DISNEY WORKERS HIGHER WAGES-OC NATVO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
MCDONALDS LONGER BREAKFAST-CLIP VOTOPS TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS
TACO BELL BREAKFAST-VOTOPS TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
MILK LIFE-VOTOPS ANNE FRANK STEPSISTER-OC VO-WIPE
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO ANNE FRANK STEPSISTER-SOTVO
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO RESCUED SOCHI DOGS-OC VO
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS 1) OIL DRILLING COURT-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TS 2) LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 3) DEFENSE CUTS-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS TS 4) AZ SENATE BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 5) WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-SS(2)TOPS
HAROLD RAMIS-2SHOT VO TS 6) EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP FINAL WEATHER
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS END TIME
HL1) OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-VO-WIPE  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) PG ABSUING 911 SYSTEM-VO-WIPE


A 9-1-1 CALL FOR "HELP'. TURNS INTO A CALL. FOR ANYTHING BUT AN EMERGENCY.

ONE'S WOMAN INAPPROPRAITE REQUESTS. FOR AN OFFICER. ALL ON TAPE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) DEFENSE CUTS-VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING. TRIMMING DOWN THE ARMY.

THE POSSIBLE IMPACTS OF DOWNSIZING OUR NATION'S PROTECTORS. TO THE LOWEST NUMBER IN OVER 50 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) AZ SENATE GAY BILL-VO-WIPE


PLUS.

THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. UNLESS YOU CHOOSE. NOT TO SERVE THEM.

THE LATEST ON A BILL. THAT WOULD ALLOW BUSINESSES TO SAY NO TO GAYS. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SHOT OC


GOOD MORNING.

THANKS FOR WAKING UP WITH ABC-7.

I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

THIS MORNING. ABUSING THE 9-1-1 SYSTEM. TO MAKE A PASS AT AN OFFICER.

THE STORY STARTS AT SIX O'CLOCK FRIDAY NIGHT. WHEN A PUNTA GORDA WOMAN CALLED 9-1-1. TO SAY SHE WANTED BACK THE CORVETTE SHE GAVE TO HER STEPSON.

IT WAS A STRANGE CONVERSATION. THAT WOULD ONLY CONTINUE TO GO DOWNHILL Return to index of stories...


PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-SOT SS


00:58 I was drunk when I gave my stepson his fathers corvette 1:03

AN OFFICER WENT OUT TO MARIA MONTANEZ-COLON'S HOUSE.

HE SAYS SHE ASKED - ARE YOU MARRIED, TOLD HIM HE WAS SEXY AND THEN TRIED TO RUB HIS CHEST.

HE WARNED HER ABOUT MISUSING 9-1-1. AND LEFT.

MINUTES LATER DISPATCHERS GOT THIS CALL. Return to index of stories...


PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-SOTVO


1:05 Ma'am didnt I just have an officer down there talking to you?:07/ 1:26 Well he was just here and he was very warm and kind:30

COLON COMPLAINED SHE WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH THE OFFICER. AND HE REFUSED.

THAT'S WHEN OFFICERS SHOWED UP, CUFFED HER AND ARRESTED HER FOR ABUSING 9-1-1.

PUNTA GORDA OFFICERS TELL US SHE WAS DRUNK.

HER NEIGHBORS SAY SHE NEEDS HELP. Return to index of stories...


WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-BNC SS(2)


FIRST A GUN. NOW A BOX CUTTER, AND CHINESE THROWING KNIVES.

WEAPONS. ARE SHOWING UP, INSIDE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

PARENTS AT EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS IS HAPPENING AGAIN.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED. MUHAMMED ABDUL-GHAFFER. MONDAY.

THEY SAY HE BROUGHT A BOX CUTTER IN HIS POCKET. AND KNIVES INSIDE HIS BACKPACK.

DARRIUS HARDEN WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY.

DEPUTIES SAY, HE BROUGHT AN UNLOADED GUN TO SCHOOL.

ABC-7 IS WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY DRAGGED-POP SS VO-WIPE


NEW DETAILS. ON THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO DRAGGED A DEPUTY WITH HER CAR. WHILE LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

WITNESSES SAY *CHERYL ALLI-ANO* PULLED IN FRONT OF AN ONCOMING CAR ON PONDELLA ROAD AND U-S 41.

WHEN A DEPUTY TRIED TO APPROACH HER - HE SAYS ALLIANO JUMPED INTO HER CAR AND DROVE AWAY.

THE DEPUTY GOT CAUGHT IN THE CAR AND WAS DRAGGED SEVERAL FEET DOWN THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY DRAGGED-SOT(2)VO


12:05 he had scratches going all the way up and down his arm and i think he was in shock 09

19:23 i hope for whatever reason they did this they have their problems straightened out in life 30

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TRACKED ALLIANO TO A NEARBY MCDONALDS.

SHE WAS LOCKED IN A BATHROOM STALL AND REFUSED TO COME OUT.

DEPUTIES BROKE IN TO GET HER.

SHE'S CHARGED WITH HIT AND RUN AND RESISTING AN OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE. Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE-CLIP VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. WE'RE FINDING OUT WHAT MIGHT'VE HELD YOU UP ON I-75. MONDAY NIGHT.

COMMUTERS DEALT WITH A TRAFFIC JAM. BECAUSE OF THIS.

THE FLAMES WERE EXTINGUISHED. AFTER A CAR FIRE.

IT HAPPENED, BY THE ALICO EXIT.

THE CAR WAS TOWED AWAY, AND NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


ATV CRASH FOLO-OC VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING WHAT HAPPENED THE MOMENT BEFORE AN *A-T-V CRASH SENT A 16 YEAR OLD BOY AND 9 YEAR OLD GIRL TO THE HOSPITAL.

16 YEAR OLD KYLE PILGRIM'S FAMILY SAYS THE TEEN THREW 9-YEAR-OLD ANGELA WRIGHT OFF THE A-T-V --

RIGHT BEFORE SMACKING A UTILITY POLE SUNDAY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE KNOW THE TEEN SUFFERED BROKEN BONES IN HIS HIP AND SHOULDER.

AND THE GIRL TOOK A MAJOR BLOW TO HER LEG. Return to index of stories...


ATV CRASH FOLO-SOTVO


Jamie Danielson/ Kyle's Grandmother

3:49:33-3:49:45

"I was talking to one of the doctors in the hospital and he said that every time a child comes in with these kind of injuries, they don't

even need to ask what happened, it's always an ATV."

DOCTORS TOLD US BOTH VICTIMS WERE IN FAIR CONDITION OVERNIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL.

RELATIVES SAY THE TWO HOPPED ON THE ATV DURING A NEIGHBOR'S PARTY. AND THE YOUNG GIRL WAS DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-CLIP OC-VO-TCMON


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

THE OIL DRILLING BATTLE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. GOES TO COURT TODAY.

A JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY. CAN DRILL FOR OIL. NEAR 24TH AVENUE SOUTHEAST.

A GROUP CALLED PRESERVE OUR PARADISE. IS WORRIED ABOUT DANGERS, AND FRACKING.

THE HEARING COULD LAST THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-CLIP VOTOPS


AND IN LEHIGH ACRES. A DECISION COULD COME TODAY. on the NEW FIRE ASSESSMENT RATES, FOR RESIDENTS.

TOO MANY PEOPLE, HAVE IGNORED THEIR BILL.

AND NOW THERE'S NOT enough MONEY, FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE.

NOW, LEADERS WARN. INSURANCE RATES WILL HAVE TO GO UP. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION-OC CG(3)


THE DOOR IS CLOSING FOR LAST MINUTE CANDIDATES. TO RUN FOR CONGRESSMAN RADEL'S OPEN VACANT SEAT.

MONDAY WAS THE FINAL DAY FOR CONTENDERS TO PRESENT SIGNED PETITIONS.

NOW ANY OTHERS HAVE UNTIL NOON TOMORROW TO GET THEIR NAME ON THE BALLOT. WITH A TEN-THOUSAND DOLLAR CHARGE.

RIGHT NOW EIGHT CANDIDATES HAVE FILED.

SIX OF THEM. REPUBLICANS.

THE OTHER TWO. A DEMOCRAT AND A LIBERTARIAN. Return to index of stories...


SWFL CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE-2SHOT


AND TODAY. SOME OF THOSE CANDIDATES WILL GO HEAD TO HEAD. IN A CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE AND LUNCHEON.

NOON TO 1:30 TODAY. AT THE CALUSA WATERFRONT PIER IN FORT MYERS. THE OLD, ART OF THE OLYMPIANS.

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO. CURT CLAWSON. MICHAEL DREIKORN AND PAIGE KREEGEL ARE SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE.

THE CHAMBER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS HOSTING THE EVENT. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SAWICKI TRIP REIMBURSED-OC VO


CAPE CORAL'S LEADING LADY. WILL GET A REIMBURSEMENT. ON HER MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT.

MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI. TOOK A TRIP TO THE CAPITAL LAST MONTH.

SHE PERSONALLY PAID JUST MORE THAN 12- HUNDRED DOLLARS, OUT OF HER OWN POCKET.

WHILE SHE WAS THERE. SHE MET WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS CABINET TO TALK POLICY.

NOW THE CITY WILL PAY HER BACK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE COUNCIL MEETING-EANIBOXES


ALSO DECIDED AT THE LATEST COUNCIL MEETING.

OPERATING A TAXI CAB IN CAPE CORAL WILL *NOT* CHANGE.

THE COUNCIL WAS CONSIDERING ALTERATIONS TO GETTING A PERMIT. BUT DECIDED AGAINST IT.

AND CAPE LEADERS APPROVED A GRANT FOR NEW SIDEWALKS ON BOTH SIDES OF OASIS BOULEVARD.

THE MORE THAN HALF MILLION DOLLAR STATE TRANSPORTATION GRANT WILL COVER THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS. SET TO START LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


1. CAPE TAXIS-vo


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3. SIDEWALK PROJECT-vo


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5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


EVER EAT A BIG MEAL

AND AN HOUR LATER.

YOU'RE HUNGRY

THERE'S A REASON

SOME FOODS TRICK YOUR BODY.

DON'T RECOGNIZE YOU'RE FULL

HERE'S WHY

YOU DRINK TOO MUCH SODA

FULL OF HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

YOUR DINNER CAME OUT OF A CAN -FULL OF BPA--BAD CHEMICAL --

LEADS TO CRAVINGS

YOUR BREAKFAST WASN'T BIG ENOUGH

THOSE WHO ATE 300 CALORIES GAINED TWICE AS MUCH WEIGHT.

AS THOSE WHO ATE A MORE FULL 500 CALORIE BREAKFAST

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6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


YOU'RE HUNGRY

BUT YOU JUST ATE

THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT.

CERTAIN THINGS TRICK YOUR BODY.

YOU SKIPPED THE SALAD

THOSE GREENS HAVE FOLATE-HELPS KEEP YOU FULL. LOSE WEIGHT

TEA TIME. ONE CUP OF BLACK TEA AFTER A CARB MEAL LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR

YOU'RE DEHYDRATED. MIMICS HUNGER

COLD CEREAL LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE.

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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PG STATE OF CITY ADDRESS-OC


TODAY. THE MAYOR OF PUNTA GORDA. WILL DELIVER THE STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS.

IT WILL GO FROM 11 UNTIL NOON. IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO COVER THE SPEECH. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


DEFENSE CUTS-CLIP 2SH-PUSH VO


THIS MORNING. IT'S THE BIG STORY. AFFECTING EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN.

DOWNSIZING THE MILITARY TO IT'S SMALLEST RATE. SINCE BEFORE WORLD WAR 2.

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL SAYS THE MOVE WOULD SHRINK THE ARMY.

TO ABOUT 440-THOUSAND SOLDIERS.

IT PEAKED AT 570 THOUSAND. AFTER THE 9/11 ATTACKS.

BY 2017. THE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE. WOULD DROP FROM 560 TO 530 THOUSAND.

THE REASON FOR THE DECREASE. IS THE DRAWDOWN, IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

HAGEL SAYS BUDGETS ARE TIGHTER. Return to index of stories...


DEFENSE CUTS-SOTVO


"Given these realities we must now adapt, innovate, and make difficult decisions to ensure that our military remains ready and capable."

HAGEL PROPOSES CLOSING MORE ARMY BASES. AND REDUCING SOME BENEIFTS.

THAT INCLUDES A HOUSING ALLOWANCE AND HEALTHCARE DEDUCTIBLES.

CONGRESS HAS TO APPROVE THE PENTAGON'S BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


DEFENSE CUTS IMPACT-OC VO


ONE DAY AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SHRINK THE DEFENSE BUDGET.

THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILL HOLD BRIEFINGS ABOUT THE DECISION'S IMPACT.

SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL IS TRAVELLING TO THE *NORFOLK AREA TO MEET WITH COMMANDERS AT LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE. AND DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE ARMY'S TRAINING FACILITY.

THE SECRETARY WILL THEN FLY TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM FOR THE NATO DEFENSE MINISTERS CONFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


AZ SENATE GAY BILL-2SHOT VO


THE OTHER BIG STORY THIS MORNING.

A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW BUSINESS OWNERS. TO REFUSE SERVICE. TO GAY PEOPLE. BECAUSE OF RELIGION.

LEGISLATION ON HOMOSEXUALITY HAS MADE RIPPLES ACROSS THE WORLD LATELY. BETWEEN RUSSIA. UGANDA. AND THIS MORNING. THE UNITED STATES.

THE ARIZONA SENATE SENT GOVERNOR JAN BREWER A BILL. OUTLINING THE REFUSAL OF SERVICES TO gays and lesbians.

NOW. SHE FACES MOUNTING PRESSURE. TO VETO THE BILL.

EVEN FROM FELLOW REPUBLICANS. IN THE SENATE, AND SOME LAWMAKERS WHO VOTED FOR IT.

CRITICS CALL THE MEASURE. BLATANTLY DISCRIMINATORY AND *EMBARRASSING TO THE STATE.

NOW THE GOVERNOR HAS FIVE DAYS TO EITHER SIGN OR VETO IT. Return to index of stories...


POPE FRANICIS FINANCES-CLIP VOTOPS


POPE FRANCIS HAS TAKEN HIS BOLDEST STEP YET.

TO OVERHAUL THE VATICAN'S OFTEN MURKY FINANCES.

HE CREATED A NEW DEPARTMENT, WITH BROAD POWERS. TO OVERSEE ALL OF ITS ECONOMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS.

THE "SECRETARIAT FOR THE ECONOMY". WILL BE HEADED, BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY.

THE POPE WILL ALSO NAME AN AUDITOR, WITH OVERSIGHT POWERS. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN SINKHOLE-CLIP SOTVO


she partied a little bit too much last night

IN SOUTH FLORIDA. SHE CAUSED A SLEW OF PROBLEMS.

FIRST. RUNNING OVER A PEDESTRIAN IN LAUDERHILL.

AUTHORITIES SAY *IVANKA CANCIC* THEN SPED OFF. KNOCKING OVER A FIRE HYDRANT.

THAT UNLEASHED A FLOOD OF WATER.

WHICH TURNED INTO A SINKHOLE AT A CONDO COMPLEX.

THE HOLE THAT TORE OPEN. SWALLOWED A CAR AT THE COMPLEX.

*CAN-CIC* APPEARED TO BE DRUNK WHEN SHE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA MURDER SURVEILLANCE-OC VO


THIS MORNING. A MANHUNT IN TAMPA. CONTINUES FOR A MURDERER.

SOMEONE BRUTALLY KILLED A MAN INSIDE HIS HOUSE, EARLY SUNDAY.

IN THIS VIDEO. YOU CAN SEE A MAN ENTERING THE HOUSE. THEN MINUTES LATER, LEAVES WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE STOLEN ITEMS.

HOURS LATER. SOMEONE FOUND JUAN ORDONEZ. STABBED TO DEATH.

RIGHT NOW, OFFICERS ARE STILL WORKING TO IDENTIFY THIS MAN. Return to index of stories...


FIRED FOR PACKING HEAT-OC VO


A FLORIDA WOMAN SAYS SHE GOT FIRED. FOR BRINGING A GUN TO WORK!

IVETTE ROS CARRIES IT WITH HER EVERY DAY.

SHE'S LICENSED TO HAVE IT AND USUALLY LOCKS IT IN HER CAR.

BUT ADMITS ONE DAY SHE KEPT IT ON HER. AND SOMEONE MUST HAVE SEEN IT AND COMPLAINED.

SHE WAS WORKING AS THE BRANCH MANAGER AT A WELLS FARGO IN OLDSMAR, OUTSIDE TAMPA.

THE COMPANY BANS WEAPONS AND SHE GOT FIRED.

SHE'S FILED A LAWSUIT -- CHALLENGING WELL'S FARGO -- CLAIMING SHE'S PROTECTED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY WORKERS HIGHER WAGES-OC NATVO


HUNDREDS OF DISNEY WORKERS, ARE RALLYING. FOR HIGHER WAGES.

UNION MEMBERS GATHERED IN LAKE BUENA VISTA, MONDAY NIGHT.

JUST TWO DAYS AFTER DISNEY ANNOUNCED. IT WAS RAISING TICKET PRICES AGAIN.

THEY'RE CHANTING "YES". FIGHTING TO GET A NEW CONTRACT.

NEGOTIATIONS WITH DISNEY ARE JUST A WEEK AWA. FOR HIGHER WAGES, CHEAPER BENEFITS AND BETTER PENSION PLANS.

OVER THE WEEKEND, DISNEY RAISED TICKET PRICES BY FOUR DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS LONGER BREAKFAST-CLIP VOTOPS


SOON. YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE TO WAKE UP AS EARLY. TO GET THAT MORNING MC-GRIDDLE.

MCDONALD'S IS "CONSIDERING" OFFERING BREAKFAST *AFTER 10-30 IN THE MORNING.

IT'S NOT A DONE DEAL. WITH HURDLES TO OVERCOME LIKE TIGHT KITCHEN SPACE. MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO COOK BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS AT THE SAME TIME. Return to index of stories...


TACO BELL BREAKFAST-VOTOPS


TACO BELL IS GETTING INTO THE BREAKFAST BUSINESS.

THE NEW NATIONWIDE MENU. HAS THE OLD FAVORITES, WITH A TWIST.

FOR EXAMPLE. THE WAFFLE TACO.

THAT'S A WAFFLE WRAPPED AROUND A SAUSAGE PATTY. WITH EGGS, CHEESE AND A SIDE OF SYRUP.

YOU CAN ALSO PICK THE A-M CRUNCHWRAP -- A WARM TORTILLA FILLED WITH EGGS, HASH BROWNS, CHEESE, AND BACON.

THE NEW MENU STARS MARCH 27TH. Return to index of stories...


MILK LIFE-VOTOPS


LOSE THE MILK MUSTACHE.

THIS MORNING. "GOT MILK" IS REPLACED WITH "MILK LIFE".

"U-S-A TODAY" REPORTS THE "MILK PROCESSOR EDUCATION PROGRAM". A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MILK COMPANIES. IS CHANGING CAMPAIGNS TO HIGHLIGHT MILK'S NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS.

AND, TO GRAB CONSUMERS' ATTENTION AGAIN.

THE "MILK LIFE" CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


ARTHUR CHU.

WHO IS JEOPARDY'S BIGGEST VILLAIN?

AND HE'S BACK!

LAST NIGHT, ARTHUR CAME BACK TO THE SHOW. AND WON AGAIN!

THAT'S WIN #5.

NOW QUALIFYING FOR THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS.

BUT FANS DON'T LIKE HIM. THEY SAY HE'S CHEATING. BY MESSING WITH THE GAME.

HE CALLS IT PURE STRATEGY.

EITHER WAY, HE'S WINNING! Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


WE THOUGHT THIS WAS COMING.

ROBIN THICKE AND PAUAL PATTON. ARE CALLING IT QUITS.

THEY SAY THEY'LL STAY FIRNEDS.

BUT AFTER 8 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, THEY'RE SPLITTING UP.

THE COUPLE HAS KNOWN EACH OTHER, FOR 22 YEARS.

SINCE THEY WERE TEENAGERS.

AFTER ROBIN TWERKED WITH MILEY CYRUS. PAULA DIDN'T REACT.

HE GOT CAUGHT THE SAME NIGHT,

PUTTING HIS HAND ON A WOMAN'S REAR END.

STILL. PAULA SAID NOTHING.

*GMA HAS MORE, AT 7 O'CLOCK. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SEASON IS A 30 GAME MARATHON. THAT STARTS AT THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER. AND ENDS. IF YOU'RE LUCKY. AND REALLY GOOD. SOMETIME AT THE END OF OF MARCH. THE FGCU MEN ARE NEARING THE END OF THAT MARATHON. AND THE EAGLES ARE RIGHT ON SCHEDULE

FGCU HAS WON 7 OF THEIR LAST 8 GAMES. AND ARE TIED FOR FIRST IN THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERNCE.

A BIG REASON FOR THAT. THE EMERGENCE OF JAMAIL JONES. THE TRANSFER FROM MARQUETTE.

JONES HAS BEEN NAMED THE ASUN PLAYER OF THE WEEK. AVERAGING 16 POINTS AND 13 REBOUNDS IN THE EAGLES 2 WINS LAST WEEK.

MEANWHILE BILLY DONOVAN HAS BEEN COACHING THE FLORIDA GATORS. LONGER THAN FGCU HAS BEEN A SCHOOL. IF THAT TELLS YOU ANYTHING. IT TELLS ME. HE LOVES GAINESVILLE AND THAT HE'S REALLY GOOD AT HIS JOB. BILLY D HAS THE GATORS RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION ONCE AGAIN.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2007. THAT THEY'VE BEEN RANKED NUMBER ONE.

THE GATORS CAN WRAP UP AT LEAST A SHARE OF THE SEC TITLE. WITH A WIN OVER VANDERBILIT ON TUESDAY.

PLAYING WELL AND WINNING IS ALL THAT CONCERNS COACH DONOVAN. NOT RANKINGS.

FROM THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE NATION. TO THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE WORLD.

THE BOSTON RED SOX. WERE BACK ON THE PRACTICE FIELD TODAY. JUST 3 DAYS AWAY FROM OPENING THEIR SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE.

SOX PITCHER JAKE PEAVY. EXPECTS TO BE A BIG PART OF THE STARTING ROTATION THIS SUMMER.

HE THREW HIS FIRST LIVE BATTING PRACTICE TODAY AND SAYS HIS PASSION FOR WINNING IS WHY HE AND THE SOX ARE SUCCESSFUL

THE DOLPHINS ARE AT THE NFL COMBINE. HOPING TO FIND A FEW STUDS IN THIS YEAR'S NFL DRAFT.

NEW DOLPHINS GENERAL MANAGER. DENNIS HICKEY HAS JUMPED IN HEAD FIRST. NOT ONLY EVALUATING THE PLAYERS AT THE COMBINE. BUT THE CURRENT PLAYERS ON THE DOLPHINS ROSTER. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". A MIXED BAG WHEN IT COMES TO GAS

PRICES.

THE BAD NEWS: TRIPLE A SAYS PRICES HAVE GONE UP 17 STRAIGHT DAYS, RISING

ABOUT 15 CENTS DURING THAT TIME.

BUT HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS: THOSE PRICES ARE STILL 34 CENTS A GALLON

BELOW A YEAR AGO.

YOUR GROCERY BILL, ALSO GOING UP!

EXPERTS SAY FOR EACH 100 DOLLARS OF YOUR BILL, YOU CAN EXPECT TO SPEND

TEN- TO 15- DOLLARS EXTRA AT CHECKOUT.

RISING PRICES ARE BEING BLAMED ON THE SEVERE DROUGHT IN CALIFORNIA.

IT'S THE END OF THE ROAD FOR ONE OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN AD CAMPAIGNS IN THE

PAST TWO DECADES.

"GOT MILK?" JUST GOT THE BOOT.

AFTER 20-YEARS OF CELEBRITY MILK-MUSTACHES, THE MILK INDUSTRY

HAS A NEW SLOGAN: "MILK LIFE".

AND THE FAST FOOD BREAKFAST BATTLE IS HEATING UP.

TACO BELL IS COMING OUT SWINGING, WITH THE WAFFLE TACO. PART

OF ITS NEW BREAKFAST MENU COMING OUT IN ABOUT A MONTH.

AND MCDONALD'S IS NOW EYEING EXPANDED BREAKFAST HOURS AS A

POSSIBLE FIX FOR SLUMPING SALES.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY.

I'M MARCI GONZALEZ. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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HAROLD RAMIS-2SHOT VO


THIS MORNING. WE'RE REMEMBERING COMEDIC ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER.HAROLD RAMIS.

HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 69.

RAMIS WAS BEST KNOWN.

FOR HIS ROLES IN "GHOSTBUSTERS" AND "STRIPES". STARRING IN THOSE, WITH BILL MURRAY.

RAMIS CO-WROTE THOSE FILMS.

AS WELL AS "NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE," AND "MEATBALLS."

HE DIRECTED SEVERAL FILMS AS WELL, INCLUDING "CADDYSHACK," "GROUNDHOG DAY," AND MORE RECENTLY, "ANALYZE THIS" STARRING BILLY CRYSTAL AND ROBERT DENIRO.

RAMIS DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS FROM AN AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE HE'D BEEN BATTLING FOR FOUR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-VO-WIPE


SOME SAY IT WOULD DESTROY PARADISE.

OTHERS ARGUE. IT'S PREFECTLY SAFE.

COLLIER COUNTY OIL DRILLING. GOES TO COURT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-VO-WIPE


IT'S AN ILLNESS. WITH SYMPTOMS MIRRORING POLIO.

THE BREAKOUT IN THE U-S. AFFECTING CHILDREN RIGHT NOW.

WHAT DOCTORS ARE UNCOVERING. Return to index of stories...


HL3) THREE BAD HABITS FOR YOUR KIDS-VO-WIPE


PLUS -

DO AS I SAY. NOT AS I DO.

THE THREE BAD HABITS YOU KEEP DOING. THAT SEND BAD SIGNALS. TO YOUR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP NATVOTOPS FLY-EANIBOXES


STRONG OPINIONS. COMING FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE OIL DRILLING DEBATE.

BUT THIS MORNING. THE DECISION. IS TAKEN FROM PROTESTS IN THE STREETS. TO A RULING IN THE COURTROOM.

THANKS FOR WAKING UP TO ABC-7.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M CHANCE SEALES.

IT'S BEEN A CONTROVERSIAL PROCESS.

THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY. IS DEAD SET ON DRILLING. IN THE GOLDEN GATE ESTATES AREA.

BUT RESIDENTS WORRY ABOUT THEIR HEALTH. DRINKING WATER. AND FRACKING.

A GROUP CALLED "PRESERVE OUR PARADISE" HAS LEAD THE CHARGE TO BLOCK THE PLANS FOR MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-VOTOPS


BUT THE FINAL SAY. WILL COME FROM A JUDGE. IN A HEARING THAT WILL START TODAY. COMING UP IN LESS THAN A5 MINUTES. OUR OWN SAM SWEENEY WILL JOIN US LIVE WITH A REPORT ON WHAT'S EXPECTED DURING THIS WEEK'S CASE. AND HOW LONG IT WILL LAST. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-CLIP VOTOPS


AND TODAY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE COULD GET WORD. ON NEW FIRE ASSESSMENT FEES.

TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING THE BILL.

AND NOW THERE'S NOT enough MONEY, TO OPERATE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

FIRE LEADERS WARN. IF THE FEE ISN'T PAID. INSURANCE RATES WILL HAVE TO GO UP. Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL EMPLOYEE COUNT-OC VO


A LEE COUNTY COMPANY MADE A BOLD DEMONSTRATION TO PROVE IT'S MET HIRING REQUIRMENTS.

ALGENOL EMPLOYEES WORE A NUMBER AND NAMETAG MONDAY.

THEY WANTED TO BLATANTLY SHOW THEY HAVE AT LEAST 127 EMPLOYEES IN THE SOUTH LEE COUNTY FACILITY.

COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS STILL QUESTIONS WHETHER THE COMPANY MET ITS FRIDAY DEADLINE TO CREATE 108 JOBS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE ALTERNATIVE GAS COMPANY GOT 10 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER MONEY TO CREATE NEW JOBS. Return to index of stories...


PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-CLIP SOT SS


00:58 I was drunk when I gave my stepson his fathers corvette 1:03

THAT'S PART OF THE 9-1-1 CALL. THAT GOT MARIA MONTANEZ-COLON. IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

WHEN AN OFFICER CAME TO HER HOUSE. POLCIE SAY, SHE GOT INAPPROPRAITE.

ASKING IF HE WAS MARRIED. CALLED HIM SEXY, AND EVEN TRIED TO MAKE A MOVE.

HE WARNED HER ABOUT MISUSING 9-1-1. AND LEFT.

THAT'S WHEN SHE CALLED 9-1-1 AGAIN. ASKING ABOUT THE OFFICER. AND SAYING SHE WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH HIM. Return to index of stories...


PG ABUSING 911 SYSTEM-SOTVO


LT. JOE KING/ punta Gorda police -"she got away from the questions and tried to get a little personal with our officer on which you know he had no part of."

OFFICERS CAME BACK. CUFFED HER, AND ARRESTED HER FOR ABUSING 9-1-1.

PUNTA GORDA OFFICERS TELL US, SHE WAS DRUNK.

NEIGHBORS TELL US. THEY THINK SHE'S AN ALCOHOLIC. Return to index of stories...


WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-OC SS(2)


WEAPONS. IN SCHOOL. AGAIN.

WE TOLD YOU LAST WEEK.

WHEN DARRIUS HARDEN WAS ARRESTED FOR BRINGING AN UNLOADED GUN TO SCHOOL.

WE ALSO FOUND OUT DEPUTIES ARRESTED MUHAMMED ABDUL-GHAFFER ON MONDAY.

THEY SAY HE BROUGHT A BOX CUTTER IN HIS POCKET. AND KNIVES INSIDE HIS BACKPACK.

PARENTS AT *EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH* WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS A REPEATED PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION-CLIP OC CG(3)


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT. FOR THOSE HOPING TO REPRESENT. THE 19TH CONGRSSIONAL DISTRICT.

TREY RADEL IS OUT. NOW WE KNOW EIGHT CANDIDATES HOPE TO BE IN.

THAT'S HOW MANY, HAVE FILED SO FAR.

SIX OF THEM. REPUBLICANS.

THE OTHER TWO. A DEMOCRAT AND LIBERTARIAN.

MONDAY WAS THE FINAL DAY. FOR CONTENDERS TO PRESENT SIGNED PETITIONS.

NOW. ANY OTHERS HAVE UNTIL NOON TOMORROW, TO GET THEIR NAME ON THE BALLOT. WITH A TEN-THOUSAND DOLLAR CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


SWFL CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE-OC


AND TODAY. SOME OF THOSE CANDIDATES WILL GO HEAD TO HEAD. IN A CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE AND LUNCHEON.

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO. CURT CLAWSON. MICHAEL DREIKORN AND PAIGE KREEGEL ARE SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO BE AT THE DEBATE IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE BED BUGS-OC VO


BED BUGS AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS CONFIRM. ONE ROOM HAS THEM.

EXTERMINATORS CAME TO CHECK IT OUT.

STUDENTS ARE HAPPY THE SCHOOL WAS QUICK TO ACT.

THE SCHOOL'S POLICY IS TO GET AN EXTERMINATOR. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AND TAKE CARE OF THE ISSUE BEFORE IT GETS WORSE.

PEST CONTROL EXPERTS ADD. IT'S NOT UNCOMMON FOR DORMS TO GET BED BUGS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE. SOMETHING MUCH MORE WELCOMED AT EDISON STATE. WILL BE DISCUSSED TODAY.

A MEETING OF TRUSTEES STARTS AT 2 PM.

THEY'LL DISCUSS PRELIMINA0RY PLANS FOR A NEW SPORTS ARENA.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FIND OUT THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL FUNDING-2SHOT


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. WILL TACKLE COST-SAVINGS TODAY. TO PAY FOR A GROWING DISTRICT.

SOME IDEAS INCLUDE BIGGER CLASS SIZES.

THERE'S EVEN A PROPOSAL TO HAVE ONE GROUP OF STUDENTS ATTEND CLASS IN THE MORNING. AND A SECOND GROUP GO TO SCHOOL IN THE AFTERNOON.

SCHOOL LEADERS BELIEVE. THEY NEED THREE NEW SCHOOLS, in the NEXT 5 YEARS.

THE BOARD MEETING IS THIS AFTERNOON. AT DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS. Return to index of stories...


FCAT WRITING TODAY-OC VO


THIS MORNING. MAKE IT A GOOD BREAKFAST.

FOURTH, EIGHTH, AND TENTH GRADERS WILL TAKE THE F-CAT WRITING EXAM.

THIS IS THE LAST TIME THE TEST WILL BE USED. SINCE THE FCAT WILL BE RETIRED AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AGREED TO ADOPT NEW COMMON CORE STANDARDS.

A NEW ASSESSMENT TEST STILL NEEDS TO BE CHOSEN. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SOCIAL MEDIA.

SAVES A COLLEGE STUDENT FROM CANCER

ALL BECAUSE HE READ A POST ON "REDDIT"

CHASE TYREE IS 21

A COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR.

HE READ AN ARTICLE

SIMILAR SYMPTOMS TO WHAT HE WAS FEELING

FIVE DAYS LATER WAS IN OPERATING ROOM

TUMOR REMOVED

TESTICULAR CANCER.

MOST COMMON IN MEN 15 -35

CURABLE IF CAUGHT EARLY. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


THE OSCARS ARE THIS WEEKEND

CAN'T WAIT.

BUT EVER WONDER WHAT THEY WERE LIKE BEFORE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS

AMY ADAMS. UP FOR AMERICAN HUSTLE

STARTED AS A DANCER.

FIRST ROLL IN "DROP DEAD GORGEOUS"

SANDRA BULLOCK. GRAVITY

FIRST FLICK. "THE THING CALLED LOVE"

SINGS, DANCES. FORGETABLE BUT WON DIRECTORS HEART

MORE BEFORE THEY WERE STARS ON GMA. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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COLLIER PENNY SALES TAX-OC VO


A DEBATE OVER A PENNY TAX HIKE. IS HEATING UP IN NAPLES.

SOME COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. WANT TOURISTS TO PAY MORE WHEN THEY VISIT.

RAISING THE BED TAX, BY ONE CENT.

IT'S BEEN AT FOUR PERCENT SINCE 2005.

THE BUMP COULD BRING IN.THREE TO FOUR MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR.

THE CITIZENS COUNCIL. WILL PUT AN OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATION BEFORE COMMISSIONERS, IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT


IT'S A BIG STORY WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR MONTHS NOW.

OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

TODAY COULD BE A BIG DAY IN THE FIGHT TO STOP IT.

A STATE JUDGE COULD BLOCK THE DEAL.

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY IS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION--- HE BREAKS IT DOWN FOR US. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


DOZENS OF PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE EXPECTED TO PUT UP A FIGHT TODAY IN FRONT OF A STATE JUDGE.

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES RESIDENTS WANT TO KEEP THIER BACKYARDS FROM BECOMING AN EVACUATION ZONE. ENVIRONMENTALISTS WANT TO PROTECT THE STATES WATER SUPPLY AND THE EVERGLADES. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-VO


THOSE REPRESENTING THE DAN A HUGHES OIL COMPANY SAY THEIR DRILLING IS ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE.

THE GOAL TODAY FOR OPPONENTS ---- TO STOP THE PERMIT ISSUED TO DRILL.

SOME STATE LAW MAKERS ALSO AGREE---SAYING THE RISKS ARE JUST TO GREAT TO ALLOW DRILLING----

THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPENT FIGHTING THIS--- OPPONENTS SAY WIN OR LOSE--- THEY WILL CONTINUE THEIR FIGHT TO KEEP ALL DRILLING OUT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


PROCEEDINGS HERE WILL GET UNDERWAY AROUND 9 O CLOCK.

THIS CASE COULD WRAP UP AS LATE AS THURSDAY.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS SAM SWEENEY ABC-7. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-OC VO


STRANGE SYMPTOMS. COMING ON FAST WITH ALMOST NO WARNING.

THIS MORNING. ABC-7 DIGS INTO A MYSTERY ILLNESS. MIRRORING SIMILAR SIGNS OF POLIO.

DOCTORS SAY FIVE CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA. ARE UNABLE TO MOVE SOME OR ALL OF THEIR LIMBS.

THEY ARE INVESTIGATING AS MANY AS 25 MORE CASES.

THEIR AVERAGE AGE. TWELVE.

SOME OF THE KIDS FIRST SHOWED SYMPTOMS OF A COMMON COLD

THE CHILDREN HAD ALL BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST POLIO.

BUT RESEARCHERS SUSPECT THIS MAY BE A RELATED VIRUS.

WE KNOW MOST OF THESE POLIO-LIKE VIRUSES DO NOT END UP IN PARALYSIS. Return to index of stories...


SHORT SLEEPING-OC VO


ARE YOU A SHORT SLEEPER?

NOT INSOMNIA. NOT SLEEP DEPRIVED.

JUST SOMEONE WHO WAKES UP, REFRESHED ON A FEW HOURS OF SLEEP?

IT'S ACTUALLY GENETIC.

RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING INTO THE SHORT SLEEP DISORDER.

SO FAR. THEY HAVE NOT FOUND ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS.

SHORT SLEEPERS COMPRESS THE BRAIN'S FIVE STAGES OF SLEEP CYCLES. INTO LESS TIME. Return to index of stories...


ACETAMINOPHEN ADHD-BNC VO


WOMEN. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STORY. FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT A LINK BETWEEN TYLENOL AND ATTENTION HYPER-ACTIVITY DISORDER.

DANISH RESEARCHERS SAY HALF THE PEOPLE THEY STUDIED TOOK ACETAMINOPHEN WHILE PREGNANT.

IT'S AN OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUG. ONE YOU'D FIND IN TYLENOL --

AND IT'S CONSIDERED SAFE DURING PREGNANCY.

BUT IN THE STUDY. KIDS SHOWED A HIGHER RISK OF A-D-H-D BEHAVIORS BY THE TIME THEY WERE 7 WHEN THEIR MOTHERS HAD TAKEN THE PAIN KILLER. Return to index of stories...


FLOTUS IN MIAMI-VOTOPS


KEEPING YOUR KIDS HEALTHY.

THE FIRST LADY HEADS TO MIAMI TODAY.

THIS AFTERNOON SHE'LL VISIT A LOCAL PARKS AND REC CENTER. TO MAKE A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT HEALTHY OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME.

IT'S PART OF HER "LET'S MOVE" CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA CHILDHOOD OBESITY-OC


IT COULD BE THE ADMINISTRATION'S NEW RULES. A PROPOSAL.

TO LIMIT THE MARKETING OF UNHEALTHY FOOD IN SCHOOLS.

THINGS LIKE, SUGARY DRINKS AND JUNK FOOD. Return to index of stories...


THREE BAD HABITS FOR YOUR KIDS-2SHOT SS(3)


THIS MORNING. SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR KIDS. STARTS WITH OUR OWN ACTIONS.

ADULTS AND PARENTS.SHOULD FOCUS ON BEING A ROLE MODEL. NOT PUNISHMENT.

SOME OF YOUR "BAD BEHAVIORS". COULD BE HURTING THEIR HEALTH.

THE FIRST BAD HABIT.

TOO MUCH TEXTING, TALKING AND EMAILING.

KEEPING KIDS OFF THEIR PHONE AT THE DINNER TABLE WON'T GO SO WELL IF YOU'RE ON YOUR PHONE.

THE SECOND. IS DRINKING. TO PERK UP, OR FEEL BETTER.

AFTER A BAD DAY AT WORK. IF YOU SAY "I NEED A DRINK". YOU SHOW YOUR CHILD THAT ALCOHOL IS A GOOD WAY TO RELIEVE STRESS.

THE SAME GOES FOR. COFFE AND ENERGY.

AND BAD HABIT NUMBER THREE. MAKING EVERYTHING A COMPETITION.

INSTEAD PRAISE YOUR CHILD FOR THEIR BEST EFFORTS AND HELP HIM OR HER FOCUS ON THE FUN. Return to index of stories...


MEN AND COMMUNICATING-2SHOT


FROM COMMUNICATING TO YOUR KIDS. TO COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR MAN. WHICH IS HARDER?

IF YOU CAN'T SEEM TO GET THROUGH TO HIM.

HIT HIM UP ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS. SOCIAL MEDIA IS BECOMING A BIGGER PART OF RELATIONSHIPS, THAN EVER.

THE INTERNET'S IMPACTING THE RELATIONSHIPS OF 74 PERCENT OF COUPLES IN A GOOD WAY.

WOMEN ARE WILLING TO SHARE THOUGHTS FACE TO FACE.

MEN ARE MUCH LESS LIKELY TO DO THE SAME.

THEY'D RATHER COMMUNICATE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


AFTER ALMOST 60 YEARS,

DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN JOHN DINGELL. IS RETIRING, AT 87-YEARS-OLD.

DINGELL IS THE LONGEST SERVING CONGRESSMAN, *EVER.

HE'S BEEN REPRESENTING A MICHIGAN DISTRICT.

SINCE 1955.

HE WON OFFICE, DURING EISENHOWER'S FIRST TERM.

AS A LONGTIME CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE. HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THOUSANDS OF LAWS, AFFECTING EVERYONE.

NOW, HIS WIFE. WHO'S 60. MAY RUN FOR HIS SEAT.

IT'S BEEN HELD BY A DINGELL, SINCE 1933. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


CRAZY STORY, COMING OUT OF NEW YORK.

A SHOOTING. AT A CASTLE.

A REAL CASTLE.

ON THE MANSION'S LAVISH GROUND. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

A GUNMAN WEARING ALL BLACK,

AMBUSHED THE OWNER. SHOOTING HIM IN THE HEAD.

THIS MORNING ON *GMA.

GIO BENITEZ IS AT THE CASTLE, WITH THE LATEST.

INCLUDING, WHO MIGHT'VE BEEN AFTER THE CASTLE OWNER.

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TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. WE'RE GETTING A CLOSE LOOK AT SAMSUNG'S LATEST

FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE, THE GALAXY S-FIVE.

IT FEATURES A FIVE-POINT-ONE INCH SCREEN, AN IMPROVED CAMERA, AND A

WEATHERPROOF COATING. AS WELL AS AN EMBEDDED FINGERPRINT SENSOR AND HEART

RATE MONITOR.

THE GALAXY S-FIVE WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM ALL 4 MAJOR U.S.

CARRIERS ON APRIL ELEVENTH.

SAMSUNG ALSO UNVEILED ITS NEXT GENERATION SMART WATCH.THE GALAXY GEAR TWO

.

THE DEVICE COMES IN TWO VERSIONS.WITH OR WITHOUT A CAMERA.

BOTH FEATURE A ONE-POINT-SIX-THREE INCH TOUCHSCREEN AND FOUR

GIGABYTES OF INTERNAL MEMORY.

AND BOTH WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH SEVERAL SAMSUNG DEVICES.

THEY ARE EXPECTED TO SHIP IN APRIL.

AND COULD EXORBITANT CELL PHONE BILLS SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST?

"WHATS APP" HAS JUST ANNOUNCED A NEW SERVICE.WHICH WILL ALLOW

ALL I-O-S AND ANDROID USERS WHO DOWNLOAD THE APP TO MAKE FREE VOICE CALLS

OVER THE INTERNET.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M JOHN MULLER.Tech Bytes Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


ANNE FRANK STEPSISTER-OC VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING. AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL.

ANNE FRANK'S TRUE PAST REVEALED RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HER STEP SISTER EVA SCHLOSS. SPOKE IN NAPLES.

AROUND 800 PEOPLE CAME TO HEAR HER STORY MONDAY NIGHT.

IT'S IN HER BOOK "EVA'S STORY."

SCHLOSS WANTS TO CLEAR UP MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST. Return to index of stories...


ANNE FRANK STEPSISTER-SOTVO


07:01-07:11

I get questions like were you able to take your pet. And what did you do on Sundays. And did you make friendships. And all of this was just not possible

SCHLOSS WAS JUST 13 YEARS OLD WHEN NAZIS INVADED HOLLAND IN 1942.

HER MOTHER LATER MARRIED OTTO FRANK --

THE FATHER OF HER CHILDHOOD FRIEND ANNE FRANK. Return to index of stories...


RESCUED SOCHI DOGS-OC VO


SOME TAKE HOME AN OLYMPIC MEDAL. OTHERS. TOOK A DIFFERENT MOMENTO BACK from SOCHI.

YOU HEARD ABOUT ALL THE STRAY DOGS.

BEING ROUNDED UP AND KILLED?

WELL IT TURNED OUT. TO BE GREAT PUBLICITY FOR THE PUPS. NOW COMING BACK TO THE U-S. WITH OWNERS.

ICE HOCKEY STAR DAVID BACKES. WENT BACK TO MISSOURI. WITH AN EXTRA CARRY ON. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) OIL DRILLING COURT-VOTOPS-WIPE


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

THE OIL DRILLING BATTLE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. GOES TO COURT TODAY.

A JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY. CAN DRILL FOR OIL. NEAR 24TH AVENUE SOUTHEAST.

A GROUP CALLED PRESERVE OUR PARADISE. IS WORRIED ABOUT DANGERS, AND FRACKING.

THE HEARING COULD LAST THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-VOTOPS-WIPE


ALSO TODAY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE COULD GET WORD. ON NEW FIRE ASSESSMENT FEES.

TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING THE BILL.

AND NOW THERE'S NOT enough MONEY, TO OPERATE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

FIRE LEADERS WARN. IF THE FEE ISN'T PAID. INSURANCE RATES WILL HAVE TO GO UP. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) DEFENSE CUTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


ONE DAY AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SHRINK THE DEFENSE BUDGET.

THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILL HOLD BRIEFINGS ABOUT THE DECISION'S IMPACT.

SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL IS TRAVELING TO THE *NORFOLK AREA TO MEET WITH COMMANDERS AT LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE. AND DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE ARMY'S TRAINING FACILITY. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) AZ SENATE BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE


A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW BUSINESS OWNERS. TO REFUSE SERVICE. TO GAY PEOPLE. BECAUSE OF RELIGION.

THE ARIZONA SENATE SENT THE GOVERNOR A BILL. OUTLINING THE REFUSAL OF SERVICES TO gays and lesbians.

NOW. SHE FACES MOUNTING PRESSURE. TO VETO THE BILL.

CRITICS CALL THE MEASURE. BLATANTLY DISCRIMINATORY AND *EMBARRASSING TO THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-SS(2)TOPS


WEAPONS. IN SCHOOL. AGAIN.

DARRIUS HARDEN WAS ARRESTED FOR BRINGING AN UNLOADED GUN TO SCHOOL.

WE ALSO FOUND OUT DEPUTIES ARRESTED MUHAMMED ABDUL-GHAFFER ON MONDAY.

THEY SAY HE BROUGHT A BOX CUTTER IN HIS POCKET. AND KNIVES INSIDE HIS BACKPACK.

PARENTS AT *EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH* WANT TO KNOW HOW THIS A REPEATED PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA-VOTOPS-WIPE


MEANWHILE. SOMETHING MUCH MORE WELCOMED AT EDISON STATE. WILL BE DISCUSSED TODAY.

A MEETING OF TRUSTEES STARTS AT 2 PM.

THEY'LL DISCUSS PRELIMINA0RY PLANS FOR A NEW SPORTS ARENA.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FIND OUT THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER


"Warm again, with late week rain"

We kicked the new week off on a very warm note as daytime highs reached the lower to middle 80s in many spots with lots of humidity. Not much change will happen in the short term, but we are going to track increasing rain prospects by mid to late week along with a slight cool down.

The potential for patchy fog will exist this morning as winds are light and humidity remains high. Conditions, especially in those fog prone areas, could decline quickly with visibilities as low as 1/4 of a mile. Temperatures will be mild as they start in the middle to upper 60s. Once that fog lifts, we'll be treated to a mix of sun and clouds throughout the afternoon. Just like yesterday, the urban corridor is expected to stay mainly dry, while a few showers pop during the heat of the day across our interior zones. Daytime highs will range from 80° along the coast to the middle 80s elsewhere.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers late in the evening through Thursday. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine late in the day. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

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

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


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