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DIRECTORS PAGE CLEAN SWEEP-BOXES
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HL1) DESIGNER BABIES-trxSOTVO CLEAN SWEEP-PKG
HL2) BABY SHIELD STOLEN PHONE-trxVOTOPS CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE
HL3) PROM SHOPPING-trxSOTVO NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL4) CLEAN SWEEP-trx REM LIVE TEASE ONE------------
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL TZ1 A REDDIT CANCER-VOTOPS
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ1 B RESTAURANTS CHARGE FOR HEALTHCARE-VOTOPS
HEALTH STORIES INTRO-EANIBOX STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
A) DESIGNER BABIES-VO FORECAST-PHC
B) OLDER DADS ADHD-VO FORECAST-WXWALL
DESIGNER BABIES-2POP REDDIT CANCER-TCMON VO WIPE
DESIGNER BABIES-PKG REDDIT CANCER-SOTVO
OLDER DADS ADHD-VOTOPS PAIN PILL CONTROVERSY-VO
DEVELOPING-CLIP FLORIDA RESTAURANT CHARGES OBAMACARE TAX-VO WIPE
ESTERO TEACHER SEX UPDATE-BNC FLORIDA RESTAURANT CHARGES OBAMACARE TAX-SOTVO
ESTERO TEACHER SEX UPDATE-PKG NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
ESTERO TEACHER SEX UPDATE-OC TEASE TWO------------
CHILD PORN GUY-VO WIPE TZ2 A) CHILD STUCK IN CHAIR-VOTOPS-WIPE
CHILD PORN GUY-SOTVO TZ2 B) PROM SHOPPING SU TEASE-SOTTOPS
BABY SHIELDS STOLEN PHONE-VO TOPS PROM SHOPPING-OTS
CAPE CORAL SCHOOL BUS CRASH-OTS VO PROM SHOPPING-PKG
HOME NEWS CONFERENCE-VO WIPE PROM SHOPPING-TCMON
HOME NEWS CONFERENCE-SOTVO CHILD STUCK IN CHAIR-NATSVO
DOWNTOWN HOTEL-OTS VO CHILD STUCK IN CHAIR-SOTVO
LEHIGH SPRING PURCHASE-VOTOPS WIPE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
LEHIGH SPRING PURCHASE-SOTVO TEASE THREE------------
TRAYVON MARTIN ANNIVERSARY-VO TZ3 A ALVA HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO
HILLARY CLINTON IN FLORIDA-VO TOPS TZ3 B DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-VO
TOSS TO JOELLE-2SHOT TZ3 C KENNEDY ON TRIAL-VOTOPS
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The idea you can make a fix before a baby is born so a couple can have a healthy baby is terrific.

A BABY BY DESIGN--

WHAT IF YOU COULD PICK YOUR BABY'S HAIR AND EYE COLOR--

OR EVEN HEIGHT--

A CONTROVERSIAL PROCEDURE PROMISES JUST THAT--

BUT IS THE BENEFIT WORTH THE RISK --

NOW AT 5--

ABC 7 INVESTIGATES.

A BABY USED AS A SHIELD--

NOW AT 5--

THE HUNT FOR THE WOMAN IN THIS PICTURE--

HOW SHE USED HER BABY TO STEAL.

PLUS--

27:07

"Getting your hair done is really important."

HAIR.

MAKE-UP.

FINDING THE BEST DRESS!

ALL ADD UP TO THE PERFECT PROM.

NOW AT 5--

ABC 7'S SMART SHOPPER HOW TO LOOK LIKE A MILLION BUCKS ON PROM NIGHT FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST.

AND--

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HL1) DESIGNER BABIES-trxSOTVO


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HL2) BABY SHIELD STOLEN PHONE-trxVOTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


FIRST WEATHER

CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ON THE WAY

A few days of changing weather is on the radar before we return to very nice weather this coming weekend.

Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and First Alert Doppler Radar is tracking showers near Tampa moving in this direction. If the showers hold together we should see some areas of rain break out tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 60's this evening and skies will be mostly cloudy. Winds will die off a bit; however our breeze will continue at 10 - 15 mph through tomorrow.

The forecast for Thursday calls for more cloudy and breezy weather. The high temperature tomorrow will be in the mid 70's. Scattered showers will pop up across the area on Thursday with a chance for rain in the morning, afternoon and early evening. It does not appear that a good soaking if coming, but a little rain will be welcome.

By Friday the skies will start to clear out and on Saturday and Sunday the forecast looks mostly sunny with highs back in the 80's. Return to index of stories...


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HEALTH STORIES INTRO-EANIBOX


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT 5-

TWO MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS THAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

FIRST--

DESIGNER BABIES.

SCIENCE HAS FOUND A WAY TO POTENTIALLY WIPE OUT A LIST OF GENETIC DISEASES IN YOUR CHILD.

BUT IS IT ETHICAL?

WE'LL EXPLORE THAT!

PLUS- AGE MATTERS

A NEW STUDY SHOWS THE AGE OF A FATHER COULD DETERMINE IF A CHILD WILL HAVE AUTISM OR A-D-H-D.

THE LINK RESEARCHERS FOUND. Return to index of stories...


A) DESIGNER BABIES-VO


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B) OLDER DADS ADHD-VO


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DESIGNER BABIES-2POP


LET'S START WITH THIS MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH WE'RE NEARING.

AN F-D-A PANEL IS CONSIDERING THIS CONTROVERSIAL IDEA --

OF GENETICALLY MODIFYING BABIES.

SOME WORRY THAT THIS PROCEDURE COULD LEAD TO DESIGNER BABIES.

PARENTS PICKING THE HEIGHT, HAIR AND EYE COLOR OF THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


DESIGNER BABIES-PKG


WHAT IF YOU COULD CREATE A HEALTHY EMBRYOFREE OF GENETIC MUTATIONS.BUT IT

WOULD REQUIRE DNA FROM TWO WOMEN?

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH.OR SLIPPERY SLOPE? THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE

QUESTION THE FDA IS CONSIDERING.

DOCTORS COULD POTENTIALLY WIPE OUT A LIST OF INCURABLE, INHERITED DISEASES

USING THE DNA FROM TWO WOMEN AND ONE MAN.

Dr. Besser SOT

The idea you can make a fix before a baby is born so a couple can have a

healthy baby is terrific.

THE PROCEDURE IS SOMETIMES KNOWN AS THREE PARENT IVF.

IT STARTS WITH A MOTHER'S EGG.

IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE MITOCHONDRIAL DNA OUT HEREDOCTORS ARE ABLE TO

LIFT THE EGG'S NUCLEUS - WITH ALL THE GENES FOR HEIGHT, WEIGHT, GENDER,

EYE COLOR STILL INTACT- AND MOVE IT TO A DONOR EGG.ONE THAT HAS HEALTHY

MITOCHONDRIAL DNA.

THAT GENETICALLY MODIFIED EGG COULD BE FERTILIZED WITH THE FATHER'S SPERM IN

A LAB.

THEN IT'S JUST LIKE REGULAR IVF - THE EMBRYO IS IMPLANTED BACK IN THE MOTHER

.

RESEARCHERS IN OREGON TRIED THIS WITH MONKEYS - AND IT WORKED! THEY TRIED IT

WITH HUMAN EGGSBUT DIDN'T TAKE THE FINAL STEP OF IMPLANTING THEM.

THE PROCESS IS CONTROVERSIALAND DOCTORS SAY THERE COULD BE UNFORESEEN RISKS.

Dr Besser SOT

The idea that the change you make could lead to a birth defect that you aren

't aware of or a problem in the next generation. How do you do the studies

to even sort that out?

AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER THIS IS A DANGEROUS PATH TO DESIGNER

BABIES.

Dr Besser SOT

you make a change that prevents a deadly disease is one thing but are you on

your way to selecting characteristics in a baby and do we really want to go

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OLDER DADS ADHD-VOTOPS


AND- A NEW STUDY LINKS AUTISM, A-D-H-D AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN KIDS. WITH THE AGE THEIR FATHERS WERE WHEN THE BABIES WERE CONCEIVED.

A STUDY FOUND MEN IN THEIR 40S ARE MORE LIKELY TO FATHER BABIES WITH PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS.

EXPERTS SUSPECT THAT AS MEN AGE- THEY'RE EXPOSED TO MORE ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS- WHICH MIGHT LEAD TO D-N-A MUTATIONS IN THEIR SPERM.

HOWEVER- EXPERTS CAUTION THIS RESEARCH DOES *NOT* PROVE CAUSE AND EFFECT. Return to index of stories...


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ESTERO TEACHER SEX UPDATE-BNC


A-B-C 7 DUG DEEPER TONIGHT --

AND UNCOVERED NEW DETAILS ABOUT A STUDENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP AT A LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS TEACHER AT ESTERO HIGH --

ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

WELL, JUST THIS MORNING --

A-B-C-7'S CHARLIE KEEGAN GOT AHOLD OF THE DISTRICT'S INVESTIGATIVE FILE. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER SEX UPDATE-PKG


THE STATEMENTS SAY THE STUDENT AND FRANK BEGAN TALKING ON FACEBOOK.

ACCORDING TO ONE STUDENT - FRANK CALLED THE 16-YEAR OLD ONE NIGHT AND INVITED HER OVER.

THE TEEN TOLD THAT STUDENT THAT

"when she got to his house, she was laying on his bed and he took all of her clothes off."

SHE GOES ON TO SAY SHE HAD SEX WITH FRANK.

RUMORS STARTED SPREADING AROUND SCHOOL AND ANOTHER STUDENT CONFRONTED THIS TEENAGER ABOUT THEM - WIRTING

"He heard about them having sex and when I got to class I asked if it was true and she said yes"

THE GIRL ASKED OTHER STUDENTS NOT TO TELL ANYONE AND SAID SHE LOVES FRANK AND WANTS TO MARRY HIM. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER SEX UPDATE-OC


THE DISTRICT FIRED DOMENIC FRANK ALMOST THREE WEEKS AGO.

BECAUSE HE WAS STILL IN HIS PROBATIONARY PERIOD --

THEY DON'T HAVE TO GIVE HIM A REASON WHY.

THE 24-YEAR-OLD HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED THOUGH. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN GUY-VO WIPE


A FORT MYERS FATHER AND SON ARE EACH FACING CHARGES -- AFTER AUTHORITIES ARRESTED THE SON FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

TODAY -- 21 YEAR OLD JOHN HANLON JUNIOR PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO A PAIR OF FEDERAL CHILD PORN CHARGES.

A GRAND JURY INDICTED HIM LAST WEEK. FINDING ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CHARGE HIM WITH ACCESSING THE IMAGES LAST SUMMER.

WHEN AUTHORITIES SHOWED UP TO ARREST HANLON TUESDAY HIS FATHER GOT AGGRESSIVE.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED JOHN HANLON *SENIOR* ON MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF RESISTING AN OFFICER. AFTER THEY SAY HE THREATENED TO HURT THEM.

MEANWHILE -- A JUDGE RELEASED HANLON JUNIOR ON BOND -- AND ORDERED HIM PLACED ON HOME CONFINEMENT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN GUY-SOTVO


wilbur smith/defense attorney: according to him they barged their way in, bowled him over and so he responded

MEANWHILE -- A JUDGE RELEASED HANLON JUNIOR ON BOND -- AND ORDERED HIM PLACED ON HOME CONFINEMENT.

HE FACES UP TO TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED.

HIS NEXT COURT HEARING WAS SET FOR MARCH. Return to index of stories...


BABY SHIELDS STOLEN PHONE-VO TOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

A FORT MYERS WOMAN IS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO --

STEALING A CELLPHONE AND USING HER BABY TO HIDE THE STOLEN GOODS.

CRIME STOPPERS SAYS A CUSTOMER AT "ONCE UPON A CHILD" ACCIDENTALLY LEFT THAT CELLPHONE IN THE STORE.

THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY THIS WOMAN TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION --

AND TUCKS THE PHONE UNDER HER BABY'S BLANKET.

IF YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS --

CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL SCHOOL BUS CRASH-OTS VO


FOG PLAYED A ROLE IN A CAPE CORAL SCHOOL BUS CRASH THIS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 7-30, AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTHWEST 15TH TERRACE AND CHIQUITA BOULEVARD.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY A CAR WITH NO LIGHTS ON PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF THE BUS.

THE DRIVER OF THE CAR SAYS SHE DIDN'T SEE THE BUS BECAUSE OF THE FOG.

SHE WAS HURT.

SO WAS ONE STUDENT ON THE BUS.

THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


HOME NEWS CONFERENCE-VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

FALSE ACCUSATIONS!

THAT'S WHAT THE PRESIDENT OF A FORMER NON-PROFIT SAYS COLLIER COUNTY LEVELED AGAINST HIS GROUP.

THE ORGANIZATION *HOME* GOT STARTED YEARS AGO --

FIXING UP HOUSES AND SELLING THEM TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES.

BUT THE COLLIER CLERK OF THE COURT, DWIGHT BROCK, SAID AN AUDIT SHOWED HUNDREDS-OF-THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WAS UNACCOUNTED FOR.

BROCK CLAIMED THE FORMER NON-PROFIT WAS TAKING INCOME FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES BY FIXING UP HOMES AND FLIPPING THEM.

BUT THE FORMER PRESIDENT, JOHN BARLOW, SAYS *HOME* WAS ATTACKED --

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HOME NEWS CONFERENCE-SOTVO


Nicole Waid/Attorney for HOME

"it just seems unbelievable to me that we're spending this amount of time and energy on something that's so ridiculous - a program that made 12 homes, 12 houses for families who could not afford those homes, why are we here?"

BARLOW AND HIS TEAM WOULDN'T ANSWER OUR QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER THEY MIGHT FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN HOTEL-OTS VO


PLANS ARE MOVING AHEAD FOR A BRAND NEW HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE CITY'S COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CITY LEADERS WILL FORMALLY VOTE ON THE ISSUE AT NEXT MONDAY'S COUNCIL MEETING.

CITY LEADERS EXPRESSED A NUMBER OF CONCERNS ABOUT THE PROJECT- INCLUDING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE PROJECT WAS A BIG FLOP.

ALSO -- THE CITY WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE COST FOR RENOVATIONS TO HARBORSIDE STAYS BELOW TEN MILLION DOLLARS.

NO WORD YET ON WHEN CONSTRUCTION COULD START. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SPRING PURCHASE-VOTOPS WIPE


NEIGHBORS IN LEHIGH ACRES ARE WILLING TO PAY ANY PRICE TO PRESERVE LEHIGH SPRING --

SOMETHING THEY CALL A VALUABLE PIECE OF HISTORY.

THE AREA OFF JOEL BOULEVARD IS ACTUALLY A SINKHOLE THAT'S FILLED IN WITH WATER OVER TIME.

BUT NEIGHBORS SAY IT HAS SIGNIFICANT ARCHAELOGICAL VALUE -- DATING BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

SOME WANT LEE COUNTY TO BUY IT AND PRESERVE IT BY BUILDING A SMALL PARK OR MUSEUM.

BUT STAFF SAY IT'S OVERPRICED --

COSTING MORE THAN 1 POINT 3 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SPRING PURCHASE-SOTVO


I think it is priceless. I think if they got it for twice that price it'd be the best property ever purchased.

doesn't make any sense to me. We have got a loy of better things yo spend money on. 1.3 million is a lot of money.

THE COUNTY SAYS IT IS INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY -- BUT WANT IT FOR LESS.

COMMISSIONERS WILL DECIDE ON TUESDAY IF THEY WANT TO BUY LEHIGH SPRING. Return to index of stories...


TRAYVON MARTIN ANNIVERSARY-VO


VIGILS ARE SCHEDULED ACROSS FLORIDA TONIGHT IN MEMORY OF TRAYVON MARTIN.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SHOT AND KILLED THE 17-YEAR-OLD TWO YEARS AGO TODAY IN SANFORD, FLORIDA.

MARTIN WAS NOT ARMED.

BECAUSE OF FLORIDA'S "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW, ZIMMERMAN WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY CHARGED.

PROTESTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY CALLED FOR ZIMMERMAN'S ARREST.

SIX WEEKS LATER, ZIMMERMAN WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER.

HE WAS ACQUITTED LAST JUNE.

MANY ARE STILL CALLING FOR THE REPEAL OF THE STAND YOUR GROUND LAW. Return to index of stories...


HILLARY CLINTON IN FLORIDA-VO TOPS


FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON IS IN FLORIDA TONIGHT.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM A PREVIOUS EVENT.

TONIGHT --

THE FORMER FIRST LADY MAKES HER FIRST STOP IN ORLANDO --

TALKING HEALTHCARE.

THEN SHE HEADS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI.

PUNDITS SPECULATE HER REPEAT TRIPS TO FLORIDA -- A SWING STATE -- MIGHT SIGNAL SHE WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOELLE-2SHOT


HUNDREDS OF CLOSETS AND OFFICES ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE LOOKING

A LITTLER NEATER TONIGHT.

ABC-7 TEAMED UP WITH GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR OUR SECOND YEAR OF THE CLEAN SWEEP.

COURTNEY AND I WERE OUT THERE THIS MORNING --

TAKING YOUR DONATIONS.

BUT WE HAD IT EASY.

BECAUSE JOELLE PARKS HAS BEEN THERE ALL DAY LONG!

AND SHE'S LIVE AT JETBLUE PARK TONIGHT.

JOELLE, WE WANT TO KNOW --

DID WE BREAK LAST YEAR'S RECORD? Return to index of stories...


CLEAN SWEEP-CLIP


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CLEAN SWEEP-BOXES


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CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


LAST YEAR WE COLLECTED MORE THAN 18-THOUSAND POUNDS,

THIS YEAR.

AN AMAZING EVENT- THAT CAME WITH A LOT OF SURPRISES. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN SWEEP-PKG


Take pkg

From bags, boxes and trailers-

Nat unloading

To the inside of this truck.

Donations poured in for abc7 clean sweep.

Sot Paul Farano, Lee County

My wife's a interior decorator and she gathers stuff and we wanted to

donate it."

It- includes a washing machine, microwaves, books and even hard drives.

All things goodwill industries of southwest Florida can clean and sell.

Sot Madison Mitchell, Goodwill Community Services

We are always amazed at the things that we can find in our stores."

The Thrift stores sell goods collected through events like this.

Sot Madison

All of that revenue from everything goes back into our programs and services."

The goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy is one of them.

The charter school Teaches students with intellectual disabilities.

Sot Lynn Pottorf, Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy Principal

The school benefits from anything that they do to increase their

donations, because they do help the school in many many ways."

Spring training practice- not the only highlight of the day.

the world series trophies made an appearance,

So did some big time players;

giving up their time for the people of southwest Florida.

Sot Mike Napoli, Boston Red Sox First baseman

It's something nice, ya know people giving back to the community and

trying to help people out."

Sot Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox Second baseman

It's a big thing. If you can give back and help somebody out in need,

it's very Important."

Today -Paula Mattras needed to some help clearing out her past.

Sot Paula Mattras, Fort Myers

I was so happy to hear there was a shredder coming by because I've

been saving papers for probably 12-15 years that I was afraid to part

with."

Tonight- her office is looking a lot cleaner.

Nat shredder closing.

And she's not alone.

Nat Paul and goodwill person.

Thank you very much." Return to index of stories...


CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT.

WE'LL BE SURE TO GIVE YOU AN EXACT TOTAL OF POUNDS COLLECTED TODAY WHEN WE KNOW.

IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT OUT TODAY YOU CAN ALWAYS DROP YOUR GENTLY USED

ITEMS OFF AT ANY GOODWILL STORES.

REPORTING LIVE JP. Return to index of stories...


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


READ IT AND BELIEVE IT.

HOW A BLOG HELPED ONE MAN REALIZE HE HAD TESTICULAR CANCER.

THE LIFE-SAVING READ.

PLUS -

CHARGING YOU FOR HEALTHCARE.

THE FLORIDA RESTAURANTS THAT ARE MAKING CUSTOMER'S PAY MORE BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S LANDMARK LEGISLATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A REDDIT CANCER-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B RESTAURANTS CHARGE FOR HEALTHCARE-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


FORECAST-WXWALL


CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ON THE WAY

A few days of changing weather is on the radar before we return to very nice weather this coming weekend.

Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and First Alert Doppler Radar is tracking showers near Tampa moving in this direction. If the showers hold together we should see some areas of rain break out tonight. Temperatures will drop into the 60's this evening and skies will be mostly cloudy. Winds will die off a bit; however our breeze will continue at 10 - 15 mph through tomorrow.

The forecast for Thursday calls for more cloudy and breezy weather. The high temperature tomorrow will be in the mid 70's. Scattered showers will pop up across the area on Thursday with a chance for rain in the morning, afternoon and early evening. It does not appear that a good soaking if coming, but a little rain will be welcome.

By Friday the skies will start to clear out and on Saturday and Sunday the forecast looks mostly sunny with highs back in the 80's. Return to index of stories...


REDDIT CANCER-TCMON VO WIPE


WHAT YOU READ ONLINE --

COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

CERTAINLY TRUE FOR A COLORADO STUDENT --

WHO DISCOVERED HE HAD CANCER --

AFTER READING AN INTERNET POST!

21-YEAR-OLD CHASE TYREE SAW A POST ON REDDIT --

ABOUT SYMPTOMS OF TESTICULAR CANCER.

HE REALIZED HE HAD THEM!

JUST FIVE DAYS AFTER SEEING THE POST --

HE WAS IN SURGERY --

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REDDIT CANCER-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

"I never got it checked out because I never got any kind of talk about a

male self exam."

NOW HE'S ON A MISSION TO TELL HIS STORY AND MAKE SURE OTHER MEN GET CHECKED.

TESTICULAR CANCER'S RARE --

BUT IT'S THE MOST COMMON CANCER FOR

MEN 15 TO 35.

IT'S HIGHLY CURABLE --

IF CAUGHT EARLY.

SO FELLAS, GET CHECKED.

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PAIN PILL CONTROVERSY-VO


A NEW PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY.

A NUMBER OF GROUPS ARE ASKING THE F-D-A TO REVOKE ITS APPROVAL OF ZO-HY-DRO.

IT'S A HYDROCODONE-BASED DRUG USED TO TREAT PAIN.

TONIGHT THERE'S CONCERN ABOUT ITS POTENTIAL TO BE ABUSED.

THE MAKER SAYS ITS BENEFITS OUTWEIGH RISKS AND THE LABEL WILL INCLUDE WARNINGS ABOUT ABUSE, MISUSE AND ADDICTION. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA RESTAURANT CHARGES OBAMACARE TAX-VO WIPE


CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS!

SOME RESTAURANTS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA STARTED CHARGING YOU AN EXTRA ONE PERCENT --

BECAUSE OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT!

AT LEAST 10 RESTAURANTS NEAR ORLANDO --

HAVE POSTED THESE LETTERS POSTED ON THEIR DOORS.

THEY SAY THEY'RE CHARGING CUSTOMERS EXTRA --

BECAUSE OF THE ADDED COST OF *OBAMACARE*.

THEY SAY IT WILL HELP PAY FOR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR ALL 500 OF THE COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA RESTAURANT CHARGES OBAMACARE TAX-SOTVO


we're definitely doing it to stay afloat. It's not political in any way.The president may have brought this agenda to the forefront, but it's law now. That makes it real for us.

THE RESTAURANT GROUP SAYS IT EXPECTS TO PAY UP TO A HALF MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO PROVIDE THOSE HEALTH CARE BENEFITS. Return to index of stories...


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


A CHILD'S HEAD STUCK IN A CHAIR.

THE PERSON RECORDING THIS -- HIS TEACHER!

WHY SHE'S MAKING FUN OF THE CHILD WITH AUTISM RATHER THAN HELPING HIM.

From the dress to the hair and makeup, prom season is just around the corner coming up I'll show you how you don't have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) CHILD STUCK IN CHAIR-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B) PROM SHOPPING SU TEASE-SOTTOPS


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PROM SHOPPING-OTS


PROM SEASON'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THAT MEANS BUYING A DRESS, GETTING THE HAIR, NAILS AND MAKEUP DONE…

ALL THINGS THAT ADD UP AND CAN HIT HARD.

ABC7 SMART SHOPPER CHLOE MORRONI SHOWS US HOW TO LOOK LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS WITHOUT SPENDING IT! Return to index of stories...


PROM SHOPPING-PKG


LOCAL MODEL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CARLY FULTON IS GETTING READY FOR HER SENIOR PROM.

51:37

"I want to make this one count, make it the best"

BUT LIKE MOST HIGH SCHOOLERS, CARLY DOESN'T HAVE A TON TO SPEND.

48:42

"Don't freak out you can do it."

WE SET OUT TO FIND THE LATEST FASHIONS TO FIT THREE DIFFERENT BUDGETS.

21:58

"We have different options here at the Edison mall whether you want to spend under 100 or you have a little more money to spend."

LET'S START WITH DRESSES UNDER 100. FOR THAT WE HIT JCPENNY.

CARLY'S SHORT BLACK AND WHITE DRESS WITH AN EXPOSED ZIPPER IS A HOT LOOK, JUST LIKE MODEL NOLA'S LONGER BLACK AND WHITE GOWN.

41:06

"This is a great dress you can wear for prom or any other social occasion."

IF YOU WANT TO SPEND LESS THAN 200 DOLLARS, TRY MACY'S. NOLA'S EMBELLSHED SEQUIN DRESS IS QUITE A HIT OR HOW ABOUT CARLY'S LONG SATIN GOWN WITH BRIGHT COLORS.

37:19

Everything from hot neon to bright yellows will make you stand out."

AND FOR FOLKS WITH A BIGGER BUDGET, WE WENT TO DAZZLE TOO. A BOUTIQUE THAT SPECIALIZES IN SOCIAL DRESSES.

NOLA'S TRENDY HIGH LOW GOWN IS UNDER 300 BUCKS AND CARLY'S CORAL DRESS COMES IN AT A LITTLE LESS THAN 400.

BUT IT DOESN'T END THERE…

27:07

"Getting your hair done is really important."

27:25

"Mia Maxx and Regis they're going to be offering 20% off you have to schedule an appointment and show your id."

AS FOR THE MAKEUP, BOTH MAC AND SEPHORA ARE OFFERING PROM MAKEOVERS WITH A 50 DOLLAR PURCHASE…AND GET THIS, AT THE BODY SHOP YOU CAN GET YOUR MAKEUP DONE FOR FREE…OR,

28:43

"What's good about glamour shots, they do air brush makeup and hair for only $90"

SO WHILE PROM CAN BE PRICEY, IF YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND SHOP AROUND, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO COST A FOURTUNE TO LOOK FABULOUS. Return to index of stories...


PROM SHOPPING-TCMON


HERE ARE SOME OTHER MONEY SAVING PROM IDEAS. BUY JEWELRY THAT'S NOT SO FLASHY THAT CAN'T WEAR IT AGAIN, ALSO GET TOGETHER WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS AND HAVE A NAIL PAINTING PARTY SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR A MANICURE. THAT'S TODAY'S SMART SHOPPER, I'M CHLOE MORRONI Return to index of stories...


CHILD STUCK IN CHAIR-NATSVO


UNBELIEVABLE VIDEO!

AN AUTISTIC CHILD GETS HIS HEAD STUCK IN A CHAIR AT SCHOOL.

BUT INSTEAD OF HELPING --

THE TEACHER --

RECORDS HIM.

TEASES HIM.

AND THREATENS HIM.

"Do you wanna get tasered?"

THIS 11-YEAR-OLD BATTLES AUTISM.

HIS FIFTH GRADE TEACHER --

RECORDED HIS HEAD GETTING STUCK --

WHILE THE ENTIRE CLASS WATCHED!

YOU CAN EVEN HEAR THE TEACHER ASK --

IF HE WANTS TO GET TASERED!

RIGHT NOW --

THAT MICHIGAN TEACHER IS ON PAID ADMINISTARTIVE LEAVE.

BUT MANY PARENTS IN THE TOWN --

ARE STICKING BY HER. Return to index of stories...


CHILD STUCK IN CHAIR-SOTVO


"She is very compassionate. She has taught the children compassion. She has taught them how to accept others.

"She loves the children. She would never jeopardize or bully anyone."

"There was no instance where that teacher bullied that student. Yes, she had a sense of humor and she tried to make light of the situation."

THE PARENTS WANT LEGAL ACTION.

NOTHING YET.

BUT IT DID LEAD TO THIS --

THE PRINICIPAL OF THE SCHOOL HAS RESIGNED. Return to index of stories...


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


the care exploded. it was BOOM. a Big Boom."

UP IN FLAMES!

NEW AT 5-THIRTY--

THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED THIS ALVA HOME--

AND THE HERO WHO HELPED SAVE A FAMILY.

BUSTED!

THAT'S POT AND HE'S AN OFFICER!

THE MARIJUANA MELTDOWN IN POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

OFFICERS SAY SHE WAS DRIVING ON DRUGS.

SHE'S J-F-K'S NEICE.

THE LATEST KENNEDY SCANDAL AND WHAT PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE OFFICERS SAY COULD HAVE TURNED DEADLY ON THE ROADS.

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

TIFFANY DEARO-PICKARD OF NAPLES.

THANKS FOR WATCHING TIFFANY.

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TZ3 A ALVA HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO


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TZ3 B DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-VO


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TZ3 C KENNEDY ON TRIAL-VOTOPS


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