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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 B PISTORIOUS TRIAL TELEVISED-VOTOPS-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 C GIRL WITH DOWN SYNDROM MODELS FOR WETSEAL-VO
HL1) OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL2) MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-VOTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TS1) OIL DRILLING DEBATE-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS2) RADEL DEADLINES AND DEBATE-VO-SS-OC
OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-TRX-2-SHOT TS3) MILITARY CUTS-VOTOPS
OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-LOOKLIVE PKG ARIZONA LAW CONTROVERSY-TRX-2-SHOT
LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-TRX-VOTOPS GAY MARRIAGE MICHIGAN TRIAL-TRX-OC
SPECIAL ELECTION-OC CG(3) TAMPA MURDER SURVEILLANCE-TRX-VO
DEFENSE CUTS-TRX-VO PISTORIOUS TRIAL TELEVISED-TRX-VOTOPS
CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE-TRX-VO FIRED FOR PACKING HEAT-VO
PRIMARY DEBATE-TRX-2-SHOT POP BUS DRIVER SAVED BY BIBLE-VO
PRIMARY DEBATE-REM LIVE BUS DRIVER SAVED BY BIBLE-SOTVO
PRIMARY DEBATE-VO HIT AND RUN SINKHOLE-TRX-SOTVO
PRIMARY DEBATE-REM LIVE DISNEY WORKERS RALLY FOR HIGHER WAGES FL-OC-NATSVO
UKRAINE TUESDAY DEMOSTRATORS-TRX-ANIBOX DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM TICKET PRICE INCREASE-VO
UKRAINE PARLIAMENT DELAY-vo MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-VO
GOV CHRISTIE APPROVAL RATING DROPS-TRX-VO EDISON STATE BED BUGS-TRX-VOTOPS
KENNEDY TRIAL-TRX-2-SHOT SOCIAL MEDIA KIDNEY-VO
KENNEDY TRIAL-PKG GIRL WITH DOWN SYNDROM MODELS FOR WETSEAL-VO
KENNEDY TRIAL-OC GIRL WITH DOWN SYNDROM MODELS FOR WETSEAL-SOTVO-OC
FIRST LADY MIAMI-TRX-VO RESCUED SOCHI DOGS-VO
OBAMA CHILDHOOD OBESITY-OC SPAY AND NEUTER PETS-TRX-SS-VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SPAY AND NEUTER PETS-SOTVO
TZ1 A HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TZ5 A JEPPARDY WINNER-VO-WIPE
HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-PKG JEPPARDY WINNER-2-SHOT
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT JEPPARDY WINNER-PKG
TZ2 A ALGENOL EMPLOYEE COUNT-VO JEPPARDY WINNER-OC
S. CAR GO CAPTIVA-SSTOPS STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST FORECAST-WX WALL
FORECAST-WXWALL TIME TO START SAVING-2 SHOT
DEPUTY DRAGGED-POP SS VO-WIPE TIME TO START SAVING-PKG
ATV CRASH FOLO-OC VO-WIPE SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY S5 SMARTPHONE-TRX-VO
WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-OC-(2SS) TACO BELL ADDING BREAKFAST TO MENU-TRX-OTS-VO
FCAT WRITING TUESDAY-TRX-VO MCDONALDS EXTENDS BREAKFAST HOURS-TRX-VOTOPS
LEE SCHOOL FUNDING-TRX-OC GOODBYE GOT MILK-VO
ALGENOL EMPLOYEE COUNT-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA-TRX-VOTOPS TZ6 A ROBIN THICKE SPLITS UP W PAULA PATTON-VO
SIDEWALK PROJECT APPROVED CAPE CORAL-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT ERIN ANDREWS NEW JUDGE DANCING WITH THE STARS-VO
TZ3 A BROKEN HEART AFFECT-VO-WIPE HAROLD RAMIS DIES-VO
TZ3 B ACETAMINOPHEN DURING PREGNANCY ADHD LINK-VOT ROBIN THICKE SPLITS UP W PAULA PATTON-VO
BROKEN HEART AFFECT-2 SHOT VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
MEN AND COMMUNICATING-OTS-VO TS1) OIL DRILLING DEBATE-VOTOPS
ACETAMINOPHEN DURING PREGNANCY ADHD LINK-VO TS2) RADEL DEADLINES AND DEBATE-VO-SS-OC
SHORT SLEEPING-OTS-VO TS3) MILITARY CUTS-VOTOPS
VEGETARIAN DIET MAY LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE?-VO TS4) LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT FEES-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
TZ4 A ARIZONA LAW CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


THE FIGHT FOR OIL.

FEARS OF FRACKING

TAINTED WATER AND SOIL

OR ECONOMIC ENGINE

COLLIER'S OIL DRILLING DEBATE GOES TO COURT.

AND WHAT IS IT?

MORE THAN TWENTY CHILDREN

PARALYZED.

A DISEASE THAT ACTS LIKE POLIO

BUT THESE KIDS HAVE THEIR VACCINES

THE CONCERN AS IT CONTINUES TO SPREAD

AND WHAT ABOUT SWFL?

AND THEY WERE ONCE YOUR BABY

YOUR DOG RULED THE HOUSE---

UNTIL A REAL INFANT IS BORN.

TAKING THE BARK.

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HL1) OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-VO-WIPE


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HL2) MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-VO-WIPE


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HL3) HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-TRX-2-SHOT


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 TO BREAK IT DOWN FOR US. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING COURT HEARING-LOOKLIVE PKG


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.

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.

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...


LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-TRX-VOTOPS


AND IN LEHIGH ACRES. A DECISION COULD COME TODAY. ON THE NEW FIRE ASSESSMENT RATES FOR RESIDENTS.

TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING FOR THE FIRE DISTRICT. NOW THERE'S NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE.

FIRE LEADERS SAY IF YOU DON'T PAY THE FEE. 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...


DEFENSE CUTS-TRX-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. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE-TRX-VO


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

DEFENSE SECRETARY. CHUCK HAGEL. WILL TALK ABOUT.

HAGEL IS TRAVELING IN VIRGINIA. TO MEET WITH COMMANDERS AT LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE. AND TALK ABOUT 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...


PRIMARY DEBATE-TRX-2-SHOT POP


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.

EIGHT CANDIDATES HAVE FILED.

SIX REPUBLICANS.

A DEMOCRAT AND A LIBERTARIAN.

AND IN JUST A FEW HOURS SEVERAL OF THEM WILL BE HAVING A DEBATE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

ABC7'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE CITY PIER BUILDING. WHERE THAT DEBATE WILL TAKE PLACE.

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PRIMARY DEBATE-REM LIVE


AT NOON -- THE FOUR CANDIDATES WHO ARE SEEN AS FRONT RUNNERS IN THE RACE WILL BE HERE FOR A DEBATE AND LUNCHEON --

THEY ARE STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO, CURT CLAWSON, MICHAEL DREIKORN AND PAIGE KREEGEL, WHO LOST IN THE PRIMARY AGAINST TREY RADEL WHEN HE WON THE SEAT -- Return to index of stories...


PRIMARY DEBATE-VO


GOVERNOR SCOTT HAS ALREADY SET THE DATES FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION SINCE TREY RADEL RESIGNED AMID HIS COCAINE SCANDAL.

THE SPECIAL PRIMARY WILL BE APRIL 22ND.

THE GENERAL ELECTION IS SET FOR JUNE 24TH. Return to index of stories...


PRIMARY DEBATE-REM LIVE


WE'LL BE HEADED INSIDE SHORTLY -- ASKING ALL OF THESE CANDIDATES SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS --

AND WE'LL HAVE ALL OF THEIR ANSWERS FOR YOU IN OUR NEWSCASTS LATER TODAY.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS CF, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TUESDAY DEMOSTRATORS-TRX-ANIBOX


THERE'S STILL ISN'T A STABLE GOVERNMENT IN THE UKRAINE.

ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS HAVE NOW TAKEN THE ROLE OF POLICING THE CAPITAL'S CENTRAL SQUARE.

WHERE DEMONSTRATORS CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THEIR PRESENCE.

AT LEAST 70 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN ONE DAY LAST WEEK DURING CLASHES WITH POLICE.

THE FORMATION OF A NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT IN UKRAINE.WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR NOW.

THE COUNTRY'S PARLIAMENT DELAYED PLANS TO VOTE ON THE NEW GOVERNMENT TO ALLOW FOR MORE CONSULTATIONS.

THE VOTE HAD BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TODAY'S SESSION.

MEANWHILE THERE IS STILL AN ARREST WARRARNT OUT FOR THE FORMER PRESIDENT WHO IS STILL IN HIDING. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PARLIAMENT DELAY-vo


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GOV CHRISTIE APPROVAL RATING DROPS-TRX-VO


NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S APPROVAL RATINGS. CONTINUE TO TAKE A HIT.

IT'S MORE THAN A MONTH. AFTER THE BRIDGE REVENGE CONTROVERSY.

ONLY 49-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S REGISTERED VOTERS. APPROVE OF THE JOB HE'S DOING NOW.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL RELEASED MONDAY.

CHRISTIE HAS REPEATEDLY DENIED. HE KNEW ABOUT THE SCHEME. Return to index of stories...


KENNEDY TRIAL-TRX-2-SHOT


THE LATEST NOW ON THE KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL -- THE FIFTY FOUR

YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OF BOBBY KENNEDY IS ACCUSED OF "SLEEP DRIVING" -- UNDER

THE INFLUENCE OF AMBIEN.

BOTH SIDES AGREE KERRY KENNEDY. MAY HAVE TAKEN AMBIEN BY MISTAKE.

BUT PROSECUTORS SAY SHE IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR HER ACTIONS.

ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS IS TRACKING THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


KENNEDY TRIAL-PKG


TRK= 10 SECONDS

KERRY KENNEDY IS EXPECTED BACK IN COURT TODAY-- TO FIGHT HER MISDEMEANOR

CHARGE. AT HER SIDE ON MONDAYHER MOTHER, ETHEL.AND TWO OF HER BROTHERS,

BOBBY AND DOUG.

NATS Doug Kennedy 12:54:14 - "we're not going to comment until after things

are done"

PART OF THE DEFENSE'S OPENING ARGUMENT.THE BIO OF THE 54 YEAR OLD'S FAMOUS

FAMILY WITH MENTIONS OF HER FATHER, RFK AND THAT "SHE IS THE NIECE OF OUR

FORMER PRESIDENT, JOHN F KENNEDY." THE JUDGE QUICKLY INTERRUPTED, ADVISING

KENNEDY'S ATTORNEY TO STICK TO THE EVIDENCE.

PART OF THAT EVIDENCE. INTRODUCED BY THE PROSECUTOR. WAS AN HOUR LONG

POLICE DASHCAM VIDEO FROM WHEN THE AN OFFICER APPROACHED KENNEDY SHORTLY

AFTER SHE SIDE-SWIPED A TRACTOR TRAILER BACK IN JULY OF 2012. A GROGGY

KENNEDY CAN BE SEEN FAILING A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST AND LATER FALLING ASLEEP

IN THE BACK OF HER SUV.

KENNEDY, WHO IS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY THIS WEEK, SAYS THE MORNING OF THE

ACCIDENT, SHE MAY HAVE MISTAKENLY TAKEN AMBIEN, AFTER CONFUSING IT WITH A

THYROID PILL. SHE HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

17:25:45 - Roy Black: Under the law if you're charged with a crime you have

to have intent, if you do something accidentally then you're not punished by

the criminal law

WITNESSES TESIFIED AFTER THE ACCIDENT THEY SAW KENNEDY SLUMPED OVER HER

STEERING WHEEL.

Sot defense "We don't have a comment. Trial is going well."

THE KENNEDYS-- NO STRANGERS TO PUBLIC LEGAL BATTLES-- AS USUAL STANDING BY

EACHOTHERS' SIDE.

THE DEFENSE WAS QUICK TO SAY KENNEDY "IS NOT SEEKING ANY ADVANTAGES HERE

BECAUSE OF HER FAMOUS FAMILY" BUT ALSO THAT SHE ALSO SHOULD NOT BE PENALIZED

FOR IT.

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KENNEDY TRIAL-OC


THAT WAS LINSEY DAVIS WITH THAT REPORT.

BEFORE TRIAL, PROSECUTORS DECLINED TO DISMISS THIS CASE,

THEY FEARED THE APPEARANCE OF LETTING OFF A KENNEDY.

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS WE'VE TALKED TO SAY. FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON. THIS WOULD HAVE NEVER GONE TO TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


FIRST LADY MIAMI-TRX-VO


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...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


SOMETIMES WHEN YOU HAVE PETS THEY FEEL LIKE THEY RULE THE HOUSE.

THAT CAN BE DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU BRING A NEWBORN HOME.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW TO GET YOUR PETS READY FOR YOUR NEW BUNDLE OF JOY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-2-SHOT


YOU HAVE TO PREPARE YOUR HOUSE WHEN YOU BRING A NEWBORN HOME.

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE DOGS.

REENA NINAN SHOWS US. HOW TO GET DOGS READY. FOR A NEW SIBLING. Return to index of stories...


HOW TO GET DOGS READY FOR NEW BABIES-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


A LEE COUNTY COMPANY HELD AN OPEN HOUSE TO PROVE THEY KEPT THEIR END OF A DEAL.

ALGENOL EMPLOYEES WORE A NUMBER AND NAME TAG.

WE'LL TELL YOU IF COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS STILL QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A ALGENOL EMPLOYEE COUNT-VO


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S. CAR GO CAPTIVA-SSTOPS


TRAVELING ON CAPTIVA ISLAND. IS A LOT EASIER.

A NEW TROLLEY SERVICE, LAUNCHED MONDAY AFTERNOON.

LISTEN TO THIS: IT'S CALLED "S CAR GO".

IT'S IN THE SHAPE OF A SNAIL.

THE TROLLEY TAKES YOU AROUND THE ISLAND FOR FREE. 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 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...


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.

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...


ATV CRASH FOLO-OC VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING.

WHAT HAPPENED, JUST 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 CRASHING, IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE TEEN HAD BROKEN BONES, IN HIS HIP AND SHOULDER.

AND THE GIRL TOOK A MAJOR BLOW TO HER LEG.

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WEAPONS AT SCHOOL-OC-(2SS)


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...


FCAT WRITING TUESDAY-TRX-VO


TODAY IS A BIG DAY. FOR STUDENTS.

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

THE F-CAT WILL GET PHASED OUT, AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

A NEW TEST, SHOULD BE ANNOUNCED IN MARCH.

PLUS, A NEW COMMON CORE STANDARDS. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL FUNDING-TRX-OC


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL TACKLE COST-SAVING PLANS.

THEY WANT TO HELP PAY FOR A GROWING DISTRICT BY ADDING BIGGER CLASS SIZES.

SCHOOL LEADERS BELIEVE THEY NEED THREE NEW SCHOOLS IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS.

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


ALGENOL EMPLOYEE COUNT-VO


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

ALGENOL EMPLOYEES. WORE A NUMBER AND NAMETAG ON MONDAY.

THEY WANTED TO PROVE. AT LEAST 127 EMPLOYEES. WORK IN THE SOUTH LEE COUNTY FACILITY.

COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS. STILL QUESTIONS IF THE COMPANY MET IT'S 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...


EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR A SPORTS ARENA WILL BE ON THE TABLE AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE TODAY.

WE KNOW THE PLAN CALLS, FOR 32-HUNDRED SEATS.

A MEETING OF TRUSTEES STARTS AT 2 PM ON LEE COUNTY'S CAMPUS. Return to index of stories...


SIDEWALK PROJECT APPROVED CAPE CORAL-VO


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

THEY SHOULD HELP KIDS. WALK TO OASIS CHARTER SCHOOLS, MORE SAFELY.

THE STATE GRANT. FOR HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. WILL COVER THE COSTS.

CONSTRUCTION STARTS LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


YOU'VE HEARD OF SOMEONE BEING HEART BROKEN.

NOW THERE'S A BROKEN HEART EFFECT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY YOU ARE MORE AT RISK OF A HEART ATTACK AND STROKE.

CAN TAKING A POPULAR PAIN MEDICATION. WHILE YOU'RE PREGNANT. BE LINKED TO ADHD?

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BROKEN HEART AFFECT-2 SHOT VO


THE 'BROKEN HEART' EFFECT?

LOSING A SPOUSE MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF A MAJOR CARDIOVASULAR EVENT.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE. JUMPED WHEN PEOPLE ARE OVER THE AGE OF 60.

THIS HAPPENED 30 DAYS. AFTER THEIR PARTNER'S DEATH.

EXPERTS SAY IT'S LIKELY A PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE, TO INTENSE GRIEF.

BUT SYMPTOMS DID LESSEN AFTER 30 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


MEN AND COMMUNICATING-OTS-VO


IS YOUR GUY, A GOOD COMMUNICATOR?

IF NOT. HIT HIM UP ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.

SOCIAL MEDIA'S MAKING ITS WAY. INTO MORE RELATIONSHIPS THAN EVER.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS.

THE INTERNET IMPACTS, 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...


ACETAMINOPHEN DURING PREGNANCY ADHD LINK-VO


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

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

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...


SHORT SLEEPING-OTS-VO


SLEEPLESS IN AMERICA.

ARE YOU A SHORT SLEEPER?

YOU WAKE UP REFRESHED --

AND FUNCTION ON JUST A FEW HOURS OF SLEEP?

IT'S GENETIC.

RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING INTO THE SHORT SLEEP DISORDER.

SO FAR. THEY HAVEN'T FOUND ANY NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS.

SHORT SLEEPERS COMPRESS THE BRAIN'S FIVE STAGES OF SLEEP, INTO LESS TIME.

AND THEY'RE READY TO GO. AFTER FOUR HOURS OF SLEEP. Return to index of stories...


VEGETARIAN DIET MAY LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE?-VO


EATING MORE VEGETABLES MAY HELP LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.

A STUDY FOUND A VEGETARIAN DIET SAW A SIGNIFICANT DIP IN BLOOD PRESSURE, COMPARED TO THEIR OMNIVORE COUNTERPARTS.

THE STUDY LOOKED AT STRICT VEGETARIAN DIETS AS WELL AS THOSE THAT INCLUDE FISH AND EGGS.

VEGETARIAN DIETS ARE OFTEN LOWER IN SODIUM AND SATURATED FATS,

YOU CAN EAT MORE VEGETABLES FOR FEWER CALORIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


NEW BACKLASH THIS MORNING IN ARIZONA --

A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW SOME BUSINESSES TO TURN AWAY GAY AND LESBIAN CUSTOMERS IS ON THE GOVERNOR'S DESK --

THIS MORNING -- CALLS FOR A VETO COMING FROM BIG NAME REPUBLICANS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S NEXT FOR THIS BILL.

OSCAR PISTORIUS' MURDER TRIAL WILL BEGIN SOON.

HE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND

WE'LL TELL YOU IF CAMERAS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE COURTROOM.

AND A DREAM COMES TRUE FOR ONE TEENAGER ---

AFTER SHE'S GETS 11-THOUSAND LIKES ON FACEBOOK IN LESS THAN A WEEK.

YOU HAVE TO STICK AROUND FOR THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A ARIZONA LAW CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B PISTORIOUS TRIAL TELEVISED-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C GIRL WITH DOWN SYNDROM MODELS FOR WETSEAL-VO


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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.

INVESTORS HOPE YESTERDAY'S FADE. LATE IN THE DAY. WAS AN ANOMALY.

NOT A NEW TREND.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A QUICK START TODAY, AND CARRIED MOMENTUM.

THE DOW FINISHED JUST SHORT, OF A RECORD CLOSE.

FUTURES TODAY, LOOK A LITTLE LOWER. Return to index of stories...


TS1) OIL DRILLING DEBATE-VOTOPS


THE OIL DRILLING BATTLE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HEADS 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 HAS LEAD THE CHARGE TO BLOCK THE PLANS.

NOW THE HEARING IS EXPECTED TO LAST THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) RADEL DEADLINES AND DEBATE-VO-SS-OC


TIME IS WINDING DOWN.

TO FILL THE SEAT. TRAY RADEL RESIGNED FROM.

PEOPLE WHO MISSED MONDAY'S DEADLINE. FOR REQUIRED VOTER SIGNATURES.

HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW AT NOON, TO PAY TO JOIN THE RACE.

IT'S 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET ON THE BALLOT.

SO FAR, 8 CANDIDATES HAVE FILED.

TODAY -- SOME OF THOSE CANDIDATES WILL GO HEAD TO HEAD. IN A CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE AND LUNCHEON. Return to index of stories...


TS3) MILITARY CUTS-VOTOPS


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...


ARIZONA LAW CONTROVERSY-TRX-2-SHOT


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

LEGISLATION ON HOMOSEXULAITY 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 SERVICE TO GAYS AND LESBIANS.

NOW. SHE'S FACING INCREASED PRESSURE. TO VETO THE BILL.

EVEN FELLOW REPUBLICANS.

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

JAN BREWER, HAS FIVE DAYS, TO SIGN OR VETO IT. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE MICHIGAN TRIAL-TRX-OC


MICHIGAN'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE IS GOING TO TRIAL TODAY.

A LESBIAN COUPLE FILED A LAWSUIT.

THEY CHALLENGED THE VOTER-APPROVED LAW THAT RECOGNIZES MARRIAGE ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.

BUT JAYNE ROWSE AND APRIL DEBOER SAY THE 2004 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT VIOLATES THE U-S CONSTITUTION'S EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE.

THE TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO LAST TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA MURDER SURVEILLANCE-TRX-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...


PISTORIOUS TRIAL TELEVISED-TRX-VOTOPS


CAMERAS *WILL BE ALLOWED IN COURT. DURING PART, OF THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL.

THE DOUBLE-AMPUTEE OLYMPIAN. KNOWN AS "THE BLADE RUNNER". HIS GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP LAST YEAR.

PISTORIUS SAYS HE THOUGHT STEENKAMP WAS A BURGLAR.

HE GOES ON TRIAL MARCH THIRD. Return to index of stories...


FIRED FOR PACKING HEAT-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...


BUS DRIVER SAVED BY BIBLE-VO


A BIBLE HELPED SAVE THE LIFE. OF AN OHIO BUS DRIVER.

HE STOPPED THE BUS. TO FIX A MECHANICAL PROBLEM ON MONDAY---

AND THREE TEENAGERS, VIOLENTLY ATTACKED HIM.

STABBED AND SHOT HIM THREE TIMES.

THE BUS DRIVER HAD A COPY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, IN HIS SHIRT POCKET.

POLICE SAY IT DEFLECTED THE BULLETS. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SAVED BY BIBLE-SOTVO


35-"There was obviously some kind of intervention involved in this incident because he probably should not be here."

THE BUS DRIVER IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE TEENS. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN SINKHOLE-TRX-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.

CANCIC APPEARED TO BE DRUNK WHEN SHE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY WORKERS RALLY FOR HIGHER WAGES FL-OC-NATSVO


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

UNION MEMBERS GATHERED IN LAKE BUENA VISTA, MONDAY NIGHT.

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

WORKERS WANT. HIGHER WAGES. AFFORDABLE BENEFITS. AND BETTER PENSION PLANS.

DISNEY CLAIMS MANY OF THE UNION WORKERS.AKE LESS THAN 10 DOLLARS AN HOUR. ONLY WORK PART TIME Return to index of stories...


DISNEY MAGIC KINGDOM TICKET PRICE INCREASE-VO


YOU WILL HAVE SHELL OUT MORE MONEY IF YOU'RE HEADING TO DISNEY WORLD.

JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING BREAK.

A SINGLE-DAY TICKET TO DISNEY'S MAGIC KINGDOM WILL COST YOU FOUR DOLLARS MORE.

TICKETS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-TO-9 ARE 93 DOLLARS A DAY.

VISITORS AGES 10 AND UP WILL PAY 99 DOLLARS.

ONE-DAY TICKETS TO EPCOT, ANIMAL KINGDOM AND HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS HAVE ALSO INCREASED FOUR BUCKS.

BUYING MULTI-DAY PASSES CAN CUT DOWN THE DAILY COST. Return to index of stories...


MYSTERY POLIO LIKE ILLNESS-VO


STRANGE SYMPTOMS. COMING ON FAST WITH ALMOST NO WARNING.

THIS MORNING. ABC-7 DIGS INTO A MYSTERY ILLNESS. SIMILAR TO POLIO.

FIVE CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA. CAN'T MOVE SOME OR ALL OF THEIR LIMBS.

DOCTORS ARE LOOKING INTO AS MANY AS 25 MORE CASES.

THEIR AVERAGE AGE. TWELVE.

SOME OF THE KIDS FIRST SHOWED SYMPTOMS OF A COMMON COLD

THEY'D ALL BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST POLIO.

BUT THIS COULD BE, A RELATED VIRUS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE BED BUGS-TRX-VOTOPS


BED BUGS WERE FOUND 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...


SOCIAL MEDIA KIDNEY-VO


A FAMILY IN FORT MYERS. TURNS TO FACEBOOK. TO SEARCH FOR A LIVING SAVING KIDNEY.

MARK PUSA-TERI WAS ONCE OF THE MORE THAN 118 THOUSAND PEOPLE. IN THE U-S. WAITING FOR A LIFE-SAVING ORGAN TRANSPLANT.

NONE OF HIS FAMILY, WERE MATCHES.

SO THEY TURNED TO FACEBOOK.

THEY FOUND A MATCH - WHO TURNED OUT TO BE A CLOSE FAMILY FRIEND.

MARK'S SURGERY IS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL THIRD. Return to index of stories...


GIRL WITH DOWN SYNDROM MODELS FOR WETSEAL-VO


YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD THE PHRASE "LIVING THE DREAM", RIGHT?

WELL, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT 17- YEAR OLD KARRIE BROWN IS DOING.

AFTER HER FACEBOOK PAGE GOT 11-THOUSAND "LIKES" IN LESS THAN A WEEK.

KARRIES FAVORITE CLOTHING STORE, WET SEAL, FLEW HER TO CALIFORNIA TO BECOME THEIR FIRST MODEL WITH DOWN SYNDROME.

SIX MONTHS LATER, KARRIE HAS ACHIEVED CELEBRITY STATUS--- THE PROOF IS ON THE MCDONALDS SIGN AND ON PAGE 74 OF "J-14" MAGAZINE. Return to index of stories...


GIRL WITH DOWN SYNDROM MODELS FOR WETSEAL-SOTVO-OC


"You like being a model? Yes. It's pretty fun, and it's cool to see yourself in a magazine right? Right."

WHEN KARRIE WAS A WEEK OLD A DOCTOR TOLD HER MOM SUE, NEVER TO EXPECT ANYTHING FROM HER.

WELL, 28-THOUSAND FACEBOOK LIKES AND A STINT IN A NATIONAL MAGAZINE LATER HER MOTHER GOT THE LAST LAUGH.

KARRIE WILL BE WALKING THE RED CARPET AT PRE-OSCAR EVENT IN L-A MARCH 1ST Return to index of stories...


RESCUED SOCHI DOGS-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...


SPAY AND NEUTER PETS-TRX-SS-VO


400-- THATS THE NUMBER OF STRAY KITTENS AND CATS LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC

ANIMAL SERVICES TAKE IN EVERY MONTH.

100-- THATS HOW MANY ARE ADOPTED.

300-- THAT'S HOW MANY WILL LOSE THEIR LIVES DUE TO PET OVERPOPULATION.

THESE ARE THE FACES BEHIND THOSE NUMBERS.

LEE COUNTY, AND REALLY, THE WORLD HAS A BIG PROBLEM ON ITS HANDS.

THATS WHY LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES IS JOINING NATIONAL

ANIMAL ORGANIZERS TODAY IN 'WORLD SPAY DAY'. Return to index of stories...


SPAY AND NEUTER PETS-SOTVO


ria brown

lee county domestic animal services

:15

"There's so many options to make that happen in Lee County. There's

numerous veterinary clinics, full service clinics, low cost clinics if

you have financial problems or if your on public assistance we have a

program here at animal services where we offer free services."

TO FIND OUT WHICH OPTION BEST SERVES YOU AND YOUR FURRY FRIEND, HEAD

TO OUR WEBSITE, ABC SEVEN, SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


IS ARTHUR CHU JEOPARDY'S BIGGEST VILLAIN?

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

THAT'S WIN NUMBER FIVE.

WE'LL TELL YOU EHY HE'S CALLING IT PURE STRATEGY. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A JEPPARDY WINNER-VO-WIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


JEPPARDY WINNER-2-SHOT


AND NOW THE JEOPARDY STAR CHAMP THAT SOME SAY IS RUINING THE GAME.

ARTHUR CHU RETURNING LAST NIGHT -- DEFENDING HIS TITLE WITH HIS UNORTHODOX STYLE OF PLAY.

LARA SPENCER HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


JEPPARDY WINNER-PKG


nats Alex Trebek: This game belongs to Arthur.

TRACK 1

HE'S THE INFAMOUS JEOPARDY MASTER BACK DOMINATING ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST

CHERISHED GAME SHOWS FOR A 5TH NIGHT MONDAY. THE ANSWER? WHO IS ARTHUR CHU

AND HIS TOTAL WINNINGS NOW OVER 123 THOUSAND DOLLARS

nats from Daily Double

TRACK 2

AFTER A 3 WEEK HIATUS FOR VARIOUS JEOPARDY TOURNAMENTS, CHU WAS BACK WITH

HIS USUAL TRICKS.UTILIZING A TACTIC KNOWN AS "THE FORREST BOUNCE".

MOVING FROM ROW TO ROW.HUNTING FOR THOSE DAILY DOUBLES, TYPICALLY FOUND IN

THE BOTTOM ON MONDAY-HE SELECTED 2 OUT OF 3

more nats Daily Double

TRACK 3

THE OPPOSITE OF A TRADITIONAL JEOPARDY CONTESTANT.CHU RECENTLY TOLD US HE

AIMS TO KEEP HIS OPPONENTS GUESSING

SOT Arthur Chu

The strategy of the game is not just playing offense, but playing defense,

trying to deny your opponents opportunities to score on you.

more nats from show

TRACK 4

ON MONDAY-BOTH OF HIS OPPONENTS ENDED THE GAME WITH NO MONEY!

TRACK 5

BUT CHU'S RECENT CLAIM TO FAME HAS MANY DIE-HARD JEOPARDY FANS IN A TIZZY.

WORRYING THAT HE MAY HAVE CRACKED THE EVER HOLY JEOPARDY CODE. OVERNIGHT

ONE VIEWER TWEETING AT CHU: I hate you. You ruined Jeopardy

TRACK 6

WHILE OTHERS-VOICED THEIR SUPPORT ONE FAN TWEETING: TOOT TOOT, all aboard

the Chu-Chu train!!! Keep rollin big man!

more nats from winning

TRACK 7

WHETHER YOU THINK HE'S A HERO OR VILLAIN-ONE THING'S FOR SURE THIS CHU-CHU

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JEPPARDY WINNER-OC


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STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TIME TO START SAVING-2 SHOT


AFTER SCALING BACK. DURING THE RECESSION. AMERICANS ARE BACK TO THEIR OLD WAYS.

CONSUMER DEBT IS CLIMBING. AND FOR MANY HOUSEHOLDS. DEBT OUTWEIGHS SAVINGS.

KARIN CAIFA LOOKS AT A PUSH. TO PUT MORE IN THE BANK. Return to index of stories...


TIME TO START SAVING-PKG


A NEW SURVEY FINDS AMERICANS STILL FACING CHALLENGES WHEN IT COMES TO SAVINGS. AND WHILE A MAJORITY ARE SAVING SOME MONEY, THEY STILL DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY'RE SAVING ENOUGH.

ONE-THIRD OF AMERICANS SURVEYED BY THE CONSUMER FEDERATION OF AMERICA AND AMERICAN SAVINGS EDUCATION COUNCIL AS PART OF "AMERICA SAVES WEEK," SAID THEY'RE MAKING "GOOD" OR "EXCELLENT" PROGRESS TOWARDS PERSONAL SAVINGS GOALS, WHILE 63 PERCENT CHARACTERIZE THEIR PROGRESS AS "FAIR" OR "NONE."

IN MANY CASES, DEBT GETS IN THE WAY. AN ANALYSIS BY THE PERSONAL FINANCE WEBSITE NERD WALLET FINDS THE AVERAGE AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD CARRIES MORE THAN 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CREDIT CARD DEBT, MORE THAN 32 THOUSAND IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT, AND JUST UNDER 150 THOUSAND ON A MORTGAGE.

TO GET AMERICANS BUILDING SAVINGS, THE CONSUMER GROUPS SUGGEST SETTING A GOAL - WHETHER ITS SHORT TERM LIKE BUILDING AN EMERGENCY FUND, OR LONG TERM LIKE RETIREMENT OR A CHILD'S COLLEGE EDUCATION - AND CALCULATING HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO REACH THAT GOAL.

SETTING ASIDE A SMALL AMOUNT IS BETTER THAN NOTHING AT ALL. HAVE FUNDS AUTOMATICALLY DEPOSITED FROM EACH PAYCHECK INTO A SAVINGS ACCOUNT. AND IF A TAX REFUND IS ON THE WAY THIS SPRING, THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO GET THE SAVINGS STARTED. Return to index of stories...


SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY S5 SMARTPHONE-TRX-VO


A NEW GALAXY "S" FIVE WILL BE IN STORES APRIL.

SAMSUNG'S NEWER MODEL ISN'T ALL THAT DIFFERENT FROM LAST YEAR'S GALAXY S FOUR.

BUT THIS PHONE FEATURES A BIGGER SCREEN, A HEART RATE SENSOR AND A FINGER PRINT SCANNER IN THE HOME BUTTON.

IT ALSO HAS A 16 MEGAPIXEL CAMERA.

THE NEW PHONE BOASTS BETTER BATTERY LIFE THAN THE PREVIOUS MODEL. Return to index of stories...


TACO BELL ADDING BREAKFAST TO MENU-TRX-OTS-VO


TACO BELL IS GETTING INTO THE BREAKFAST BUSINESS.

IT'S THE BIGGEST MENU CHANGE. IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO.

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 STARTS MARCH 27TH. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS EXTENDS BREAKFAST HOURS-TRX-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...


GOODBYE GOT MILK-VO


THIS MORNING, WE SAY GOODBYE TO THE MILK MUSTACHE.

AFTER 20 YEARS, THE POPULAR AD "GOT MILK?". IS REPLACED WITH "MILK LIFE".

THE MILK ASSOCIATION. SAYS IT NEEDED A NEW HOOK, TO HELP DECLINING SALES.

THE CAMPAIGN FEATURES ORDINARY PEOPLE. AND HIGHLIGHTS MILK'S NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS.

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


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


THERE'S A NEW CO-HOST OF DANCING WITH THE STARS.

SHE EVEN DANCED HER WAY INTO THE FINALS ON THE SHOW.

WE'LL TELL WHO REPLACED BROOKE BURKE-CHARVET.

ANOTHER HOLLYWOOD COUPLE. CALLS IT QUITS.

THEY'VE BEEN TOGETHER SINCE THEY WERE 14.

WE'LL TELL YOU IF DIVORCE IS THEIR FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A ROBIN THICKE SPLITS UP W PAULA PATTON-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...


ERIN ANDREWS NEW JUDGE DANCING WITH THE STARS-VO


FOX SPORTS REPORTER ERIN ANDREWS. IS JOINING "DANCING WITH THE STARS."

SHE'S THE NEW CO-HOST OF DANCING WITH THE STARS.

ERIN WILL JOIN TOM BERGERON. FOR THE SHOW'S 18TH SEASON.

ANDREWS IS NO STRANGER TO THE BALLROOM. SHE GOT TO THE FINALS, IN SEASON 10.

DANCING WITH THE STARS RETURNS MARCH 17TH.

RIGHT HERE ON ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


HAROLD RAMIS DIES-VO


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

RAMIS WAS BEST KNOWN.

FOR HIS ROLES IN "GHOSTBUSTERS" AND "STRIPES."

RAMIS CO-WROTE THOSE FILMS.

HE ALSO DIRECTED SEVERAL FILMS LIKE "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.

HE WAS 69. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN THICKE SPLITS UP W PAULA PATTON-VO


WE THOUGHT THIS WAS COMING.

ROBIN THICKE AND PAULA 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.

THERE IS NO WORD IF A DIVORCE FILING IS IN THE WORKS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) OIL DRILLING DEBATE-VOTOPS


THE OIL DRILLING BATTLE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES GOES HEADS 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 HAS LEAD THE CHARGE TO BLOCK THE PLANS.

NOW THE HEARING IS EXPECTED TO LAST THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) RADEL DEADLINES AND DEBATE-VO-SS-OC


THERE ARE SEVERAL IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO FILL THE OUR EMPTY CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

PEOPLE WHO MISSED MONDAY'S DEADLINE FOR REQUIRED VOTER SIGNATURES.

HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW AT NOON TO PAY TO JOIN THE RACE.

IT'S 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET ON THE BALLOT.

SO FAR, 8 CANDIDATES HAVE FILED.

TODAY -- SOME OF THOSE CANDIDATES WILL GO HEAD TO HEAD IN A CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DEBATE AND LUNCHEON. Return to index of stories...


TS3) MILITARY CUTS-VOTOPS


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...


TS4) LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT FEES-VOTOPS


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...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

please be sure to tease our next newscast

JOIN US FOR ABC 7 NEWS AT 5, RIGHT AFTER ELLEN.

REMEMBER YOU CAN GET ALL OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES, BREAKING NEWS AND YOUR PRECISION FORECAST ON ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...