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DIRECTORS PAGE FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL ESTERO TEACHER-VO POP SS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP B ESTERO TEACHER-PKG
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO TOPS CHILD PORN GUY-VO SS WIPE
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-VO IN POP CHILD PORN GUY-SOTVO
ALVA HOUSE FIRE-LLPKG MOM USES BABY-VOWIPE
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP MOM USES BABY-SOTVO
HOME INVASION 911-SOTVO CAPE COCAINE ARREST-SS
TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP B ARSON ARRESTS-SS
TOP STORIES-CG RVL OFF THE GRID WOMAN-VOWIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP OFF THE GRID WOMAN-SOTVO
KENNEDY ON TRIAL-SOTVO OCTAG AIRPORT AUTHORITY-VOWIPE
KENNEDY ON TRIAL-PKG AIRPORT AUTHORITY-SOTVO
OBAMACARE NUMBERS-VO HOME NEWS CONFERENCE-VOWIPE
SEX ASSAULT HEARING-VOWIPE HOME NEWS CONFERENCE-SOTVO
SEX ASSAULT HEARING-SOTVO LEHIGH SPRING-VOWIPE
HERNANDEZ JAIL FIGHT-VO LEHIGH SPRING-SOTVO
GRANPDA PICKSUP WRONG KID-VOWIPE OIL DRILLING HEARING-VO
GRANPDA PICKSUP WRONG KID-SOTVO DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO
CA POLICE ARRESTS-VOWIPE ALVA HOUSE FIRE-VO
CA POLICE ARRESTS-SOTVO CLEAN SWEEP-CLIP
OFFICER SHOOTS FIREFIGHTER-BNC VOWIPE CLEAN SWEEP-VOWIPE
OFFICER SHOOTS FIREFIGHTER-SOTVO CLEAN SWEEP-SOTVO
MAN DIES AFTER ARREST-TRX-NATSVO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-VO TEASE ONE
26 TIME OFFENDER-VO TZ1 A TEEN TANNING RISKS-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B NO SMOKERS HIRED-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ JP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 A LET IT GO-SOTVO WEATHER-PWC
TZ4 B PAULA DEEN RESTAURANT-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
STORM WARN JP OPEN-CLIP TEEN TANNING RISKS-TC MON
FORECAST-PHC TEEN TANNING RISKS-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL PRENATAL TEST-VO
LET IT GO-BNC BPA STORE RECEIPTS-VO
LET IT GO-PKG NO SMOKERS HIRED-VO
LET IT GO-SSTOPS COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
BIEBER BODYGUARD ARREST-VO TEASE TWO-POP
PAULA DEEN RESTAURANT-VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
VET HABITAT REPAIR PROGRAM-VOWIPE WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
VET HABITAT REPAIR PROGRAM-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 1) BIEBER TAPES-VOTOPS-WIPE
TEASE FIVE------------ TZ 7 2) PRESCHOOLER SAVES DAD-SOTVO
TZ5 A BUS ATTACK-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
BUS ATTACK-TCMON BOSTON RED SOX-POPMON
BUS ATTACK-PKG BOSTON RED SOX-VOTOPS
BUS ATTACK-OC TAG BOSTON RED SOX-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP PEDRO MARTINEZ-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ PEDRO MARTINEZ-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 1) OFF THE GRID WOMAN-SOTVO EAGLE WOMEN-POPMON
TZ 6 2) LEHIGH SPRING-SOTVO EAGLE WOMEN-VOTOPS
TZ 6 3) HIRING NON SMOKERS-VOTOPS FGCU MEN-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT FGCU MEN-SOTOPS
HEADLINES HONDA CLASSIC-VOTOPS
HL1) ESTERO TEACHER-SOTVO HONDA CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
HL2) MOM USES BABY-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL3) TEENS & TANNING-VOTOPS GOODBYE-4SHOT
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP  


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


"Showers followed by cooler weather"

We had another unseasonably warm day with little to no rain across the area. As we head into the next 24 hours, we'll be tracking some changes as our next weather system moves across the peninsula.

More sunshine will break out through the late morning hours and temperatures will continue to climb with a bit more humidity today. Expect daytime highs to max out in the lower 80s with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. A few showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate, while most end the day on a dry note.

Clouds will thicken up tonight and temperatures will settle into the middle 60s. We'll even see a few showers overnight as a cold front approaches Southwest Florida.

Scattered showers will continue throughout our Thursday morning and it will end up being a cool day as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 70s. By Friday morning, cooler air will rush down the state and temperatures will start off in the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will hang tough for the first part of the day, before the sunshine returns during the afternoon. This will set the stage for a splendid weekend with highs in the lower 80s and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


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ALVA HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO TOPS


5526 "Five minutes after we got out the car exploded. it was BOOM. Big Boom."

TONIGHT - A LEE COUNTY FAMILY IS IN SHOCK.

THEIR DREAM HOME IS DESTROYED AND THEY NEARLY DIED JUST DAYS AFTER MOVING IN.

RIGHT NOW THE COMMUNITY IS COMING TOGETHER TO HELP THEM IN THEIR TIME OF NEED. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-VO IN POP


GOOD EVENING -- I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AND I'M JEFF BUTERA.

THAT FIRE ENGULFED THE KENYON FAMIL'Y'S HOUSE IN ALVA LAST NIGHT.

BUT AS A-B-C 7'S STEVE CAMPION TELL US TONIGHT -- THE FAMILY BELIEVES A HIGHER POWER HELPED THEM ESCAPE UNHARMED. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-LLPKG


TAKE FIRE NATS

Bonnie Kenyon, Escape Fire

5526 "Five minutes after we got out the care exploded. it was BOOM. a Big Boom."

AS FLAMES BRIGHTENED THE NIGHT SKY IN ALVA -

Bonnie Kenyon

5722 "She came running and screaming get out. Bonnie get out of there."

BONNIE KENYON -

Bonnie

5535 "It was very scary."

- AND HER HUSBAND DAVID RAN FOR THEIR LIVES.

David Kenyon

3129 "He says get out of the house, your house is on fire."

THE FIRE BURNED THROUGH THEIR REWIS ROAD HOME -

David

3300 "God we'll get me through it. It don't matter God will take care of me.:

- THANK HEAVEN -

THEIR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORs ANGELA AND DAVID DELLINGER SMELLED THE SMOKE, HEARD THE CRACKLING,

TAKE NATS

. AND SCREAMED FOR EVERYONE TO GET OUT.

Bonnie

5546 "He's my hero. He's my angel."

ONCE YOU SEE THE DAMAGE OUTSIDE -

Bonnie

5846 "That Lincoln was my ultimate car."

- AND INSIDE -

Bonnie

0206 "That's where he was. I bet we weren't out out of there 5 minutes when the first explosion came."

THEIR LOVED ONES COUNT THE BLESSINGS.

Evelyn Johnson, Bonnie's Mom

5146 "If they hadn't gone out for a cigarette. They'd probably all be gone."

AS A COUPLE FINDS PEACE AMONG THE RUBBLE -

David

33:10 "I'm alive. My wife is alive. Everyone is fine. That's all I care about.:

ADAMANT DIVINE INTERVENTION SAVED THE DAY.

Bonnie,

5554 "If we weren't God fearing people, I don't think we'd be here. God watches you."

*TAKE BURNING NATS*

0224 "It's okay because we're all alive. We're all here."

TAKE LIVE

WE SPOKE WITH DAVID DELLINGER -

HE INSISTS HE'S NO HERO, JUST A MAN WHO DID THE RIGHT THING.

FIRE INVESTIGATORS TELL US - THEY'RE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT STARTED THE BLAZE.

LIVE IN ALVA TONIGHT, STEVE CAMPION, Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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HOME INVASION 911-SOTVO


4:25 I thought they were going to kill us. I thought they were going to shoot us in the back of the head." 4:27

BREAKING RIGHT NOW AT 5:30 --

WE JUST GOT THE 9-1-1 CALL FROM THAT SCARY COLLIER COUNTY HOME INVASION.

YOU CAN HEAR THE CALLER TELL DISPATCH --

FIVE MEN DISGUISED IN MASKS STORMED THE HOUSE --

AND HELD THE WHOLE FAMILY AT GUNPOINT.

IT HAPPENED IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

ABC-7 TALKED TO THE FATHER LAST NIGHT.

HE TOLD US THE ROBBERS SNATCHED 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY -- AND ANOTHER THOUSAND IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP B


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TOP STORIES-CG RVL


HERE'S A QUICK LOOK NOW AT SOME OF THE OTHER LOCAL STORIES MAKING NEWS AT 530.

A 21 YEAR-OLD FORT MYERS MAN APPEARED IN FEDERAL COURT TODAY --

FACING A PAIR OF CHILD PORN CHARGES.

JOHN HANLON JUNIOR PLED NOT GUILTY.

A JUDGE RELEASED HIM ON BOND.

A WOMAN SAYS FOG KEPT HER FROM SEEING A SCHOOL BUS TODAY.

SHE CRASHED INTO IT IN THE CAPE.

DOZENS OF CHILDREN WERE ON THAT BUS.

ONE WAS HURT BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

NEXT MONDAY --

FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE ON PLANS FOR A NEW DOWNTOWN HOTEL.

IF THEY SIGN OFF --

THE CITY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RENOVATIONS TO HARBORSIDE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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KENNEDY ON TRIAL-SOTVO OCTAG


SOT/Kerry Kennedy 2012 - I remember getting on the highway and then I have

no memory until I was stopped."

DEVELOPING TONIGHT -- THE NIECE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY IS ON TRIAL FOR DRIVING ON DRUGS.

INSIDE A NEW YORK COURTROOM -- KERRY KENNEDY TOOK THE STAND IN HER OWN DEFENSE.

AS A-B-C'S DEVIN DWYER REPORTS -- KENNEDY CALLS WHAT HAPPENED AN HONEST MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


KENNEDY ON TRIAL-PKG


Today Kerry Kennedy told the jury it was all an honest mistake that she

accidentally took a sleeping pill before driving, and didn't notice its

effects as they kicked in.

A groggy Kennedy side-swiped a tractor trailer with her Lexus in 2012. No

one was hurt, but police say she broke the law by driving on drugs.

On the stand, Kennedy was asked if she intentionally took the Ambien before

getting behind the wheel. "No, I did not," she said.

"Did you realize you were under the influence of Zolpidem?" her attorney

asked "No," Kennedy told the jury.

Kennedy said she must have been distracted by the 15 to 20 steps it took to

make her morning cappuccino mistakenly reaching for the sleep aid instead of

her thyroid pill.

She said her breakfast of a few carrots did little to dull the drug's

effects, which she never noticed while on the road.

"If I realized I was impaired, I would have pulled over," Kennedy told the

jury.

Prosecutors argue Kennedy should have known she was falling asleep, and

bears responsibility for her erratic driving.

In the courtroom, her storied family including 85-year-old mother Ethel and

her sister Rory.

In a nod to her roots, she talked about her father - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy

-- who died when she was 8. Asked how he died, she told the jury, "he was

killed while running for president." Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE NUMBERS-VO


FOUR MILLION PEOPLE HAVE NOW ENROLLED IN OBAMACARE.

BUT --

THAT MEANS-

THE WHITE HOUSE IS SHORT OF IT'S GOAL OF REACHING SIX MILLION BY THE END OF MARCH.

THAT'S THE DEADLINE LOOMING TO SIGN UP FOR COVERAGE THIS YEAR.

THE NUMBERS SHOW A LOW NUMBER OF YOUNGER PEOPLE SIGNING UP, ONLY ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE ENROLEES.

OFFICIALS HOPED MORE WOULD TAKE PART TO HELP THE FINANCE HEALTHCARE OF OLDER PARTICIPANTS. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT HEARING-VOWIPE


THE U-S SENATE IS LOOKING INTO THE LINK BETWEEN SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN THE MILITARY AND POST TRAUMATIC STRESS.

PENTAGON STATISTICS SHOW THERE'S A SEXUAL ASSAULT EPIDEMIC IN THE MILITARY.

IN A HEARING TODAY -- FORMER SERVICE MEMBERS SPOKE FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND TOLD SENATORS ABOUT HOW BIG THE PROBLEM IS. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT HEARING-SOTVO


"From my experience, I can speak clearly to the loopholes in the current system, that allows commanders, perpetrators, investigators and anyone out with outside influences and conflicts of interest to distort justice and degrade military discipline and readiness.

RETIRED ARMY PRIVATE JESSICA KENYON FOUNDED AN ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS.

SHE SAYS THERE ARE TOO MANY LOOPHOLES THAT ALLOW FOR COVER-UPS. Return to index of stories...


HERNANDEZ JAIL FIGHT-VO


AARON HERNANDEZ IS FINDING TROUBLE.

EVEN IN JAIL!

THE FORMER GATOR FOOTBALL PLAYER -- ARRESTED FOR MURDER --

IS ACCUSED OF GETTING INTO A JAILHOUSE FIGHT NOW.

HERNANDEZ IS WAITING TRIAL FOR THE DEATH OF ODIN LLOYD.

THE SHERIFF SAYS HE'S ALLOWED OUT OF HIS JAIL CELL FOR THREE HOURS A DAY AND SHOULD BE THE ONLY INMATE OUT.

THE MASSACHUSETTES JAILHOUSE IS STILL INVESTIGATING THIS FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


GRANPDA PICKSUP WRONG KID-VOWIPE


TONIGHT -

A BIG PROBLEM FOR ONE SCHOOL AND TWO FAMILIES.

THE WRONG PERSON PICKED UP A FIVE-YEAR-OLD FROM SCHOOL.

HE DIDN'T REALIZE IT UNTIL AFTER HE GOT THE BOY HOME.

THE FAMILY OF THE KINDERGARTENER SAYS HE WAS WAITING FOR THE BUS WHEN A COMPLETE STRANGER PICKED HIM UP.

THE MAN WAS THERE FOR HIS GRANDSON AND GOT CONFUSED.

THE SCHOOL APOLOGIZED AND SAYS IT'S STEPPING UP SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


GRANPDA PICKSUP WRONG KID-SOTVO


"Of course it's concerning we are responsible for the safety of our children."

THE SUPERINTENDENT IS ADDING EXTRA STAFF FOR DISMISSAL TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS GO WITH THE RIGHT GUARDIAN. Return to index of stories...


CA POLICE ARRESTS-VOWIPE


SIX POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN WHAT AUTHORITIES CALL A "CARS FOR COPS" CORRUPTION SCHEME.

THE CALIFORNIA COPS ARE ACCUSED OF IMPOUNDING CARS BELONGING TO POOR HISPANIC PEOPLE--

THEN SELLING OR GIVING AWAY THE CARS TO SOME OFFICERS WHEN THE CAR OWNERS COULDN'T PAY THE FEES.

THE RING-LEADER-

WOULD RECEIVE A FREE VEHICLE FOR HIMSLEF-

FOR EVERY 10-TO-15 CARS HE IMPOUNDED. Return to index of stories...


CA POLICE ARRESTS-SOTVO


"This is not a pleasant time for any of us in law enforcement"

THE FBI, SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, AND D-A'S OFFICE ALL WORKED TOGETHER IN MAKING THOSE ARRESTS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THOSE ARRESTED WERE COOPERATIVE AND TAKEN IN WITHOUT INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER SHOOTS FIREFIGHTER-BNC VOWIPE


NEW VIDEO AT 5:30-

SHOWING THE MOMENTS BEFORE AND AFTER AN OFF-DUTY OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED A FIREFIGHTER.

TWO PEOPLE HEADING HOME FROM A KANSAS CITY BAR SAW THE POLICE OFFICER AND FIREFIGHTER FIGHTING IN THE STREET.

THEY SAY WHEN THE FIREFIGHTER STARTED TO USE FORCE, THE COP FIRED TWO SHOTS AND KILLED HIM.

TONIGHT ONE WITNESS IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT WHAT SHE SAW AND TRYING TO SAVE THAT MAN'S LIFE. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER SHOOTS FIREFIGHTER-SOTVO


Heard the gunshots and nurse mode kicks in, and all you want to do is save somebody's life and you just go.

PROSECUTORS CLEARED THE OFFICER OF ANY WRONGDOING

THE FIREFIGHTER JUST GOT MARRIED.

HIS WIDOW CLAIMS HE WAS DRINKING AT THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION. Return to index of stories...


MAN DIES AFTER ARREST-TRX-NATSVO


nats of wife: PLEASE: LOOK HOW YOU'RE TREATING HIM

NOW CHECK OUT THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO --

OF POLICE OFFICERS DETAINING A MAN BEFORE HE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

POLICE SAY LUIS RODRIGUEZ REFUSED TO GIVE HIS I-D AND WAS COMBATIVE --

WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE.

THE WIFE RECORDED THIS VIDEO-

SAYING SHE FEARED FOR HER HUSBAND'S LIFE.

POLICE SAY THEY WERE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL AND USED REASONABLE FORCE.

AUTOPSY RESULTS ARE PENDING.

POLICE SAY AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


DISPATCHER SMOKES POT-VO


CAUGHT ON CAMERA BREAKING THE LAW.

THIS ISN'T ANY MAN -

HE'S AN OFFICER AND HE'S CAUGHT SMOKING POT IN POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

CHECK IT OUT.

WHILE ON DUTY- THIS OKLAHOMA OFFICER IS SMOKING MARIJUANA.

TONIGHT - HE FACES A CHARGE OF

THE OFFICER NOW FACES A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE OF POSSESSION OF A DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE. Return to index of stories...


26 TIME OFFENDER-VO


A WISCONSIN MAN IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT --

AFTER HIS 26TH OFFENSE OF DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE.

THIS TIME --

YUSEF KINDLE WAS PICKED UP AFTER CRASHING INTO A MINIVAN AND TAKING OFF.

HIT-AND-RUN.

THE WOMAN INSIDE THE MINIVAN IS O-K.

BUT SHE WAS STUNNED TO FIND OUT HE HAD BEEN ARRESTED SO MANY TIMES.

SHE HOPES HE GETS THE MESSAGE TO STOP DRIVING NOW.

POLICE SAY A MAN BREAKING THE LAW SO MANY TIMES-

WON'T LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FOUR------------


NATS FROZEN: LET IT GO, LET IT GO.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THAT PERFORMED LIVE AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS.

TONIGHT - ABC7 LOOKS AHEAD WITH A BEHIND THE SCENES PEEK AT THE SONG AND MOVIE INSPIRING YOUNG GIRLS.

MOVE OVER DOLLY PARTON.

THE SCANDALOUS SOUTHERN QUEEN MAKING BIG PLANS NEAR DOLLYWOOD!

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


TZ4 A LET IT GO-SOTVO


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TZ4 B PAULA DEEN RESTAURANT-VO


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STORM WARN JP 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


"Showers followed by cooler weather"

We had another unseasonably warm day with little to no rain across the area. As we head into the next 24 hours, we'll be tracking some changes as our next weather system moves across the peninsula.

More sunshine will break out through the late morning hours and temperatures will continue to climb with a bit more humidity today. Expect daytime highs to max out in the lower 80s with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. A few showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate, while most end the day on a dry note.

Clouds will thicken up tonight and temperatures will settle into the middle 60s. We'll even see a few showers overnight as a cold front approaches Southwest Florida.

Scattered showers will continue throughout our Thursday morning and it will end up being a cool day as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 70s. By Friday morning, cooler air will rush down the state and temperatures will start off in the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will hang tough for the first part of the day, before the sunshine returns during the afternoon. This will set the stage for a splendid weekend with highs in the lower 80s and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


LET IT GO-BNC


IN JUST FOUR DAYS WE'LL WATCH THE OSCARS RIGHT HERE ON ABC7.

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED PARTS OF THE NIGHT IS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ACADMY AWARD NOMINATED SONG - "LET IT GO" - FROM THE ANIMATED FILM - "FROZEN."

IT'S HUGELY POPULAR AND AS A-B-C'S BIANNA GOLODRYGA REPORTS -- IT'S ALSO INSPRING YOUNG GIRLS. Return to index of stories...


LET IT GO-PKG


SCRIPT:

NATS FROZEN: LET IT GO, LET IT GO.

BOX-OFFICE BEHEMOTH "FROZEN" HAS BECOME A MUSICAL *PHENOMENON* --

NATS FROZEN: LET IT GO

WITH THE SENSATIONAL HIT "LET IT GO" STRIKING A *CHORD* WITH *MILLIONS*

AROUND THE WORLD.

NAT COVER MONTAGE

INSPIRING COVERS --

NATS KIDS MONTAGE

HEART *MELTING* RENDITIONS --

AND THE POWERHOUSE SINGER BEHIND THE VOCALS. TONY-AWARD WINNING STAR IDINA

MENZEL.

19.36.30 IM: my son for instance sings let it go back to me and I

was messing up the words one day 19.37.14 I said Walker mom's messing up

the words to let it go and he said did you say let it snow, let it snow. laughs

THE FROZEN SOUNDTRACK IS *SUCH* A SUCCESS - IT *ICED* BEYONCE'S NEW ALBUM

OUT OF THE TOP SPOT ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS.

19;37;28;21 BG: 19;41;41;00 why do you think this /song has really

resonated with girls?

**19.42.35 IM: Yeah it's empowering for me I can totally understand

how girls are gravitating to this song, it's about owning your own power. It

's about owning who you are and celebrating what makes you fierce young girl

and not caring what people think and finally relinquishing and being free.

THE FILM HAS EARNED *TWO* ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS - INCLUDING BEST

ORIGINAL SONGWITH THE EXHILARATING ANTHEM SET TO TAKE CENTER STAGE.

19;38;57;22 BG: it's such a huge hit and you're singing it for the

world to see at the oscars, how awesome is that? Are you excited? Nervous?

19.39.02 IM: It's awesome 19.39.07 IM: Yeah. This is a dream come

true. I've watched many people I admire perform and just to be nominated

and a part of it is really surreal for me and I'm just having fun with it.

SIGOUT

NATS FROZEN: the cold never bothered me anyway.

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LET IT GO-SSTOPS


AND YOU CAN WATCH MENZEL'S PERFORMANCE AND THE STAR-STUDDED OSCARS STARTING AT SEVEN THIS SUNDAY ON ABC7. Return to index of stories...


BIEBER BODYGUARD ARREST-VO


ANY MINUTE NOW --

MIAMI PROSECUTORS WILL RELEASE VIDEO OF JUSTIN BIEBER.

IT SHOWS 10 HOURS OF WHAT HAPPENED AFTER HE GOT ARRESTED IN MIAMI LAST MONTH.

SEVERAL MEDIA OUTLETS WENT TO COURT TO GET THIS RELEASED.

MEANTIME --

A BIEBER BODYGUARD AND DRIVER HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING A PHOTOGRAPHER'S CAMERA.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE BODYGUARD GRABBED THE CAMNERA --

AFTER A CONFRONTATION OUTSIDE AN ARCADE WHERE BIEBER WAS YESTERDAY NEAR ATLANTA.

HE THEN TOOK OFF IN AN S-U-V WITH THE DRIVER.

BOTH MEN WERE ARRESTED OUTSIDE OF A HOUSE BIEBER IS RENTING NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


PAULA DEEN RESTAURANT-VO


PAULA DEEN IS ADDING TO HER EMPIRE.

DEEN ANNOUNCED TODAY SHE'LL OPEN A RESTAURANT THIS SUMMER IN PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE.

IT WILL BE CALLED "PAULA DEEN'S FAMILY KITCHEN."

THE SOUTHERN-FRIED FACILITY WILL BE THE FIRST VENTURE BETWEEN DEEN AND HER NEW BUSINESS PARTNER.

PIGEON FORGE IS A RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT HOTSPOT.IT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND DOLLYWOOD.

DOLLY PARTON'S THEME PARK.

DEEN IS TRYING TO REVIVE HER BRAND SINCE NEWS BROKE LAST YEAR THAT SHE USED THE N-WORD. Return to index of stories...


VET HABITAT REPAIR PROGRAM-VOWIPE


TWO CHARLOTTE COUNTY VETERANS HAD THEIR HOUSES PATCHED UP TODAY --

AS PART OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S HOME-REPAIR PROGRAM.

THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN TRYING TO FIND DIFFERENT WAYS TO SHOW RESPECT --

TOWARD THOSE WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.

AND THEY ESPECIALLY FOCUS ON VETERANS WHO OTHERWISE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO MAKE NECESSARY REPAIRS TO THEIR HOUSES.

SO --

VINCENT AND LORRAINE MAZZAFERRO AND JERRY TOPOREK'S HOUSES WERE DEDICATED THIS MORNING IN PUNTA GORDA.

MAZZAFERRO'S HOUSE NEEDED SOME PAINT ON THE OUTSIDE -- BUT VINCENT COULDN'T DO IT ON HIS OWN DUE TO CANCER TREATMENTS. Return to index of stories...


VET HABITAT REPAIR PROGRAM-SOTVO


:09 Vincent Mazzaferro, Veteran "I'm overwhelmed by everything! I don't know what to… I don't know how to thank you people, I really… just know that my heart goes out to you all!"

MAZZAFERRO'S CANCER IS IN REMISSION.

THE PATTERSON FOUNDATION PROVIDED FUNDING FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO MAKE THESE REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FIVE------------


Driver: If you touch me, I have the right to hit you back.

Man: If you hit me in the face, we will fight to the death.

A BUS DRIVER AND A PASSENGER GO AT IT.

THE MUST SEE VIDEO NEXT.

WATCH WHAT SPARKED THIS ATTACK ON A BUS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A BUS ATTACK-SOTVO


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BUS ATTACK-TCMON


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

A PASSENGER VICIOUSLY ATTACKS A BUS DRIVER.

AND EVEN MOCKS HIM --

AS HE LIES THERE BLEEDING.

WE FOUND OUT HOW THE FIGHT GOT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


BUS ATTACK-PKG


A REGULAR ROUTE ALONG THE WESTSIDE OF OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON BECAME A RIDE FROM HELL.

Driver: I told you once. I'm not gonna tell you again.

THE DRIVER WAS SPEAKING TO THIS MAN IN THE HAT AND HOODIE.

THE TWO ARGUE FOR A BIT UNTIL THE DRIVER PULLS OVER.

Driver: Do you want me to call the police?

Man: I was joking.

Driver: I don't care. I heard your language four times.

Man: They're just cuss words.

Driver: Get off my bus, please!

THE MAN THREATENED TO HIT THE DRIVER AND STARTED TO HEAD TO THE EXIT.

BUT HE STOPPED AND CONTINUED TAUNTING.

Man: Because I have the right to hit you in the face.

Driver: If you touch me, I have the right to hit you back.

Man: If you hit me in the face, we will fight to the death.

Driver: Get off of my bus.

THE DRIVER KEPT GETTING FRUSTRATED AND EVENTUALLY TRIED TO PUSH THE MAN OUT.

THAT'S WHEN THE ARGUMENT BECAME A BEATDOWN.

Driver: I'm telling you to get off of my bus

Man; Get the **** of me. Get the **** off me.

Guy: Hey! Calm down!

THE MAN CONTINUED TO HIT THE DRIVER OVER AND OVER---MOCKING HIS PAIN.

You bleeding? Is that real blood? Let me taste it. Let me taste it.

THE MAN EVENTUALLY LEAVES THE BUS AS PASSENGERS AND THE DRIVER CALL 911.

THE DRIVER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

POLICE SAY THE MAN COULDN'T BE FOUND AT FIRST, BUT EVENTUALLY THEY USED THE

VIDEO TO I-D HIM AT THE DOWNTOWN TRANSIT STATION.

HE WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF THIRD DEGREE ASSAULT.

AN END TO A VIOLENT RIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE. Return to index of stories...


BUS ATTACK-OC TAG


DOCTORS HAVE RELEASED THAT DRIVER FROM THE HOSPITAL.

AND INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT RELEASED THE NAME OF THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


13:30 "I have a five gallon bucket put a plastic in it, first I put some detergent in it, I have soft seat toilet seat.

DOING HER BUSINESS --

LIKE A DOG.

HOW THIS CAPE CORAL WOMAN IS LIVING --

SINCE THE CITY STOPPED HER RUNNING WATER.

I think it is priceless.

IT'S' A SINKHOLE --

THAT FILLED UP WITH WATER.

PEOPLE WANT IT PRESERVED.

BUT WHY WILL IT COST MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS.

AND -- YOU WORK HARD --

YOU'RE EDUCATED --

BUT YOU SMOKE.

AHEAD AT SIX --

WHY ONE BAD HABIT IS COSTING MANY PEOPLE A CHANCE AT A JOB. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) OFF THE GRID WOMAN-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) LEHIGH SPRING-SOTVO


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TZ 6 3) HIRING NON SMOKERS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


Brooke Caliguire, Senior

22:50:23 knowing our like staff here I never thought it would happen 22:50:27

SHOCKWAVES AT ESTERO HIGH--

NEW INFORMATION COMES OUT TONIGHT ABOUT A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP STUDENTS SAY A TEACHER HAD WITH ONE OF HIS CLASSMATES.

NOW AT SIX--

ABC 7 UNCOVERS LETTERS ABOUT THE AFFAIR.

its one thing to steal or steal a cell phone but to use your own child as a shield thats low 12:58

AND IT WAS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE--

TAKE A GOOD LOOK--

DO YOU KNOW THIS MOM--

THE COPS ARE LOOKING FOR HER.

TEENS AND TANNING LEADS TO MUCH BIGGER PROBLEMS--

NEW AT SIX--

WE EXPLAIN WHY THERE'S ALSO AN INCREASE IN BINGE DRINKING--

UNHEALTHLY DIETING--

AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY.

ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) ESTERO TEACHER-SOTVO


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HL2) MOM USES BABY-SOTVO


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HL3) TEENS & TANNING-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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ESTERO TEACHER-VO POP SS


OUR BIG STORY AT SIX --

SHOCKING NEW INFORMATION IS COMING OUT TONIGHT --

ABOUT THE LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

AND THE DETAILS COME --

FROM THE SUSPECTED VICTIM'S FRIENDS.

GOOD EVENING - I'M JEFF BUTERA.

AND I'M COURNTEY ROBINSON.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7 NEWS AT 6.

A-B-C 7 DISCOVERED LETTERS IN THE PERSONNEL FILE OF FORMER ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER DOMENIC FRANK.

THE LETTERS ARE WRITTEN BY FRIENDS OF THE GIRL WHO OTHER STUDENTS SAY HE HAD SEX WITH.

THEY'RE PART OF AN INVESTIGATION THAT LED TO HIS RELEASE FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

ABC7'S CHARLIE KEEGAN WENT THROUGH THOSE.

TONIGHT HE TELLS US WHAT ELSE HE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER-PKG


Nats - car

STUDENTS AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL DETAIL THE RELATIONSHIP THEIR CLASSMATE TOLD THEM SHE HAD WITH TEACHER DOMENIC FRANK.

IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT - ONE STUDENT CLAIMS HER 16-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLMATE TOLD HER SHE WAS TALKING WITH FRANK ON FACEBOOK - LATER HE CALLED HER - PICKED HER UP - AND

"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 FRANK PUT ON ROMANTIC MUSIC AND HAD SEX WITH HER.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR RUMORS TO START SWIRLING AROUND THE SCHOOL.

SO ANOTHER CLASSMATE CONFRONTED THE GIRL ABOUT FRANK WRITING --

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

THE GIRL TOLD HER CLASSMATES FRANK IS PERFECT - AND SHE WANTS TO MARRY HIM.

Brooke Caliguire, Senior

22:50:23 knowing our like staff here I never thought it would happen 22:50:27

OTHER STUDENTS ARE SURPRISED TO HEAR THIS TEENAGER WAS SO UPFRONT ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH A TEACHER.

Stephanie Conner, Senior

22:53:36 I am surprised to hear it was so straightforward. That's not something anyone should take lightly. Especially student-teacher and her being underage and everything. That ruins her life and his career as well. 32:53:50

FRANK WAS FIRED FEBRUARY SEVENTH AND STUDENTS TELL ME THE RUMORS HAVE SINCE DIED DOWN - BUT NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.

THE LAST POST ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE IS A PICTURE OF HIM IN MEXICO. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN GUY-VO SS WIPE


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

21 YEAR OLD JOHN HANLON JUNIOR PLED NOT GUILTY TODAY --

TO A PAIR OF FEDERAL CHILD PORN CHARGES.

AND --

WHEN AUTHORITIES SHOWED UP TO ARREST HANLON TUESDAY --

THEY SAY HIS FATHER GOT AGGRESSIVE.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED JOHN HANLON *SENIOR* ON MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OF RESISTING AN OFFICER --

AFTER THEY SAY HE THREATENED TO HURT THEM. 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

MEANTIME --

A JUDGE LET HANLON GO --

BUT PUT HIM 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...


MOM USES BABY-VOWIPE


A WOMAN USED A BABY TO STEAL A CELL PHONE.

IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

IT HAPPENED AT ONCE UPON A CHILD IN FORT MYERS,

LOOK.

YOU CAN THE WOMAN SPOT THE CELL PHONE IN A SHOPPING CART THEN GRABS A BABY BLANKET.

SHE WRAPS IT AROUND THE BABY AND TUCKS THE PHONE INSIDE.

MOMENTS LATER THE PHONE'S OWNER CAME BACK FOR HER PHONE. Return to index of stories...


MOM USES BABY-SOTVO


Mgr. Jena Hayslip

Once Upon a Child

4:52 some employees did pick up the phones did call the cell phone and the lady who took it was in line and some of the girls thought they heard it ringing at that time she silenced the phone 5:07

ABC7 TALKED TO THE VICTIM.

SHE'S HOLDING THE PHONE.

DEPUTIES GOT IT BACK AFTER SHE USED A TRACKING APP.

A MAN HAD IT AND CLAIMED HE PAID FOR IT.

TONIGHT - DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THIS WOMAN.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE COCAINE ARREST-SS


NEW AT SIX --

MAKE IT 20 TIMES THAT A CAPE CORAL MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED IN LEE COUNTY.

CAPE POLICE ARRESTED 31 YEAR OLD WILLIE TYLER FOR SELLING DRUGS.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY BOUGHT DRUGS FROM TYLER IN NOVEMBER - AND AGAIN THIS MONTH - ALONG SKYLINE BOULEVARD.

HE'S STILL IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


ARSON ARRESTS-SS


TONIGHT TWO TEENS ARE UNDER ARREST AFTER DEPUTIES SAY THEY STARTED A HOUSE FIRE IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES 17 YEAR OLD ANDREW PARDO AND 16 YEAR OLD ALOSIA HAAS SET THE VACANT HOUSE ON FIRE THEN RAN. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID WOMAN-VOWIPE


NEW AT 6 -- A CAPE CORAL WOMAN'S DESIRE TO LIVE "OFF THE GRID" HAS TAKEN AN INTERESTING TWIST.

ROBIN SPERONIS HAS BEEN AT ODDS WITH THE CITY AFTER CHOOSING TO LIVE WITHOUT USING CITY WATER OR POWER.

NOW - THE CITY HAS CAPPED HER SEWER LINE AFTER LEARNING SHE HAD HOOKED INTOT HAT --

WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT.

SPERONIS NOW SAYS SHE'S FOUND A WAY AROUND THE ROADBLOCK. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID WOMAN-SOTVO


13:30 "I have a five gallon bucket put a plastic in it, first I put some detergent in it, I have soft seat toilet seat./13:50 "You lift the lid, do your business it goes in a plastic bag and you dispose of the plastic bag like when you collect the waste from your dog."

THE CITY'S NOT REAL HAPPY WITH SPERONIS' ALTERNATIVE TO A TOILET.

NEITHER ARE HER NEIGHBORS --

BECAUSE SHE'S THROWING THE WASTE AWAY IN THE TRASH.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE REVIEWING THE FACTS --

BEFORE THEY MAKE THEIR NEXT MOVE. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT AUTHORITY-VOWIPE


COLLIER COUNTY TAXPAYERS -- YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPY ABOUT THIS.

YOU COULD END UP PAYING MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS!

WHY?

A FAILED CAMPGROUND AND ANOTHER PROJECT THAT FELL APART.

NEW INTERNAL AUDITS SHOW MORE THAN ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANT MONEY WAS MISMANAGED.

THE AUDITORS SAY THE GRANT RECIPIENTS COULD STILL COME AFTER THE COUNTY FOR THAT MONEY. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT AUTHORITY-SOTVO


Tom Kelly, Naples resident

15:25:20

I don't like paying for other people's mistakes.

15:23:15-:17

I think that's not good.

AUDITORS ALSO FOUND AN ILLEGAL GO-CART TRACK AT THE IMMOKALEE AIRPORT.

THE COUNTY SHUT IT DOWN.

AND THERE'S MORE.

AUDITS REVEAL THE MAJORITY OF TENANTS AT THE COUNTY'S THREE AIRPORTS ARE BEHIND ON RENT OR DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT INSURANCE. Return to index of stories...


HOME NEWS CONFERENCE-VOWIPE


A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY NON-PROFIT IS SPEAKING PUBLICLY TONIGHT --

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEY WERE ACCUSED OF BEING CROOKED.

THE GROUP *HOME* LAUNCHED YEARS AGO --

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

BUT THE CLERK OF COURTS SAID AN AUDIT SHOWED THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS UNACCOUNTED FOR.

BUT FORMER HOME PRESIDENT JOHN BARLOW SAYS THEY WERE ATTACKED BY THE CLERK OF COURTS.

HE SAYS THEY HAVE DOCUMENTATION PROVING THEY NEVER GENERATED ANY INCOME -- SO THEY COULDN'T HAVE MISUED IT.

THEY CALL AN INVESTIGATION INTO THEIR BOOKS --

A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY. Return to index of stories...


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 SAY THEY WANT THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY OUT TO THE PUBLIC.

BUT THEY WOULDN'T TELL US IF THEY'RE PLANNING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SPRING-VOWIPE


PROTECTING A VALUABLE PIECE OF HISTORY.

SOME IN LEHIGH ACRES ARE WILLING TO PAY ANY PRICE TO PRESERVE LEHIGH SPRING.

THE AREA IS OFF OF JOEL BOULEVARD.

IT'S A SINKHOLE THAT IN TIME HAS BEEN FILLED WITH WATER.

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

SOME WANT LEE COUNTY TO BUY IT AND BUILD A SMALL PARK OR MUSEUM.

AT MORE THAN ONE POINT THREE MILLION DOLLARS, COUNTY STAFF SAY THE LAND IS OVERPRICED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SPRING-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'S INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY IF THE PRICE IS REDUCED.

LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY - COMMISSIONERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO BUY LEHIGH SPRING. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING-VO


THE THEME OF DAY TWO --

AT THE SPECIAL STATE HEARING ON A PROPOSED OIL DRILLING SITE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES --

THINGS WE DON'T KNOW AND THINGS WE DIDN'T DO.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SAYS IT DOESN'T KNOW HOW MUCH POTENTIALLY DEADLY GAS LIES UNDER THE DRILLING SITE.

THE D-E-P SAYS IT'S NOT REQUIRED TO TEST FOR HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS BEFORE IT GRANTS A DRILLING PERMIT --

WHICH THEY HAVE.

THE GAS IS HAZARDOUS AND EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE.

TODAY WE ALSO LEARNED THE GEOLOGIST WHO LOOKS OVER THE DEPARTMENT'S GAS PERMITS HAS NOT VISITED THE PROPOSED SITE.

SOME GROUPS ARE FIGHTING THIS DRILLING, HENCE THE HEARING. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM HOTEL-VO


TONIGHT WE'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO FINDING OUT IF FORT MYERS WILL MAKE A MOVE ON PLANS FOR A DOWNTOWN HOTEL.

COUNCILMEMBERS WILL VOTE ON THIS ON MONDAY.

THE AGREEMENT WOULD PARTNER THE CITY WITH WESTERN NATIONAL CAPITAL PARTNERS.

IN THE DEAL THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO PAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO RENOVATE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER.

COUNCIL'S MADE IT CLEAR THEY DON'T WANT TO SPEND MORE THAN TEN MILLION. Return to index of stories...


ALVA HOUSE FIRE-VO


TONIGHT AN ALVA FAMILY IS THANKING THEIR NEIGHBORS FOR SAVING THEIR LIVES.

THE KENYON FAMILY WAS FAST ASLEEP WHEN THEIR GARAGE BURST INTO FLAMES.

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR SCREAMED FOR THE FAMILY TO WAKE UP.

EVERYONE GOT OUT SAFELY --

INCLUDING TWO FAMILY CATS.

FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL WORKING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE FIRE STARTED. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN SWEEP-CLIP


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CLEAN SWEEP-VOWIPE


HUNDREDS OF CLOSETS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE A LITTLE CLEANER TONIGHT.

TODAY ABC7 AND GOODWILL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEAMED UP FOR OUR SECOND CLEAN SWEEP AT JETBLUE PARK.

YOUR DONATIONS PACKED THIS 25-THOUSAND POUND TRUCK.

PEOPLE DROPPED OFF WASHING MACHINES, TELEVISIONS, CLOTHES AND BOOKS.

THEY'LL BE SOLD IN THE 29 GOODWILL STORES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE MONEY MADE GOES TO GOODWILL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.

THE GOODWILL L.I.F.E. ACADEMY IS ONE.

THE CHARTER SCHOOL IF FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN SWEEP-SOTVO


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."

WE ALSO BROUGHT OUT A SAFE AND FREE SHREDDER FOR YOUR DOCUMENTS AND OLD BILLS.

FROM ALL OF US AT ABC7 - THANK YOU TO THOSE YOU CAME OUT TO THIS YEAR'S EVENT.

REMEMBER YOU CAN ALWAYS DROP OFF GENTLY USED ITEMS AT ANY GOODWILL STORE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


TANNING BOOTHS HAVE LONG BEEN LINKED TO SKIN CANCER.

TONIGHT --

WE REVEAL WHY BINGE DRINKING AND BULIMIA MIGHT BE TOO.

PLUS - YOU'RE QUALIFIED -- YOU ACED THE INTERVIEW -- BUT YOU SMOKE.

FIND OUT WHY EMPLOYERS ARE NOW TURNING DOWN JOB CANDIDATES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A TEEN TANNING RISKS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B NO SMOKERS HIRED-VOTOPS


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JP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


"Showers followed by cooler weather"

We had another unseasonably warm day with little to no rain across the area. As we head into the next 24 hours, we'll be tracking some changes as our next weather system moves across the peninsula.

More sunshine will break out through the late morning hours and temperatures will continue to climb with a bit more humidity today. Expect daytime highs to max out in the lower 80s with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. A few showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate, while most end the day on a dry note.

Clouds will thicken up tonight and temperatures will settle into the middle 60s. We'll even see a few showers overnight as a cold front approaches Southwest Florida.

Scattered showers will continue throughout our Thursday morning and it will end up being a cool day as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 70s. By Friday morning, cooler air will rush down the state and temperatures will start off in the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will hang tough for the first part of the day, before the sunshine returns during the afternoon. This will set the stage for a splendid weekend with highs in the lower 80s and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


TEEN TANNING RISKS-TC MON


ALL NEW AT SIX - TANNING BEDS COULD BE WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT - ESPECIALLY FOR TEENS.

IT'S BEYOND SKIN CANCER.

IN YOUR HEALTHY LIVING - THE OTHER RISKS TANNING TEENS TAKE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN TANNING RISKS-PKG


DOCTORS HAVE SEEN THE LINK BETWEEN THE TANNING BED AND FUTURE CASES OF SKIN CANCER ESPECIALLY WORRYING FOR TEENS.

BUT WHAT AREN'T WE SEEING? RISKS THAT AREN'T JUST SKIN DEEP.

RESEARCHERS WITH THE C-D-C SURVEYED MORE THAN TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OVER A TWO YEAR PERIOD. THEY ASKED ABOUT TANNING USE, BINGE DRINKING, AND OTHER BEHAVIORS.

YOUNG WOMEN WHO ADMITTED TO USING A TANNING BED WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ENGAGED IN UNHEALTHY WEIGHT CONTROL PRACTICES -- THINK ANOREXIA AND BULEMIA.

BUT MORE SURPRISING TANNING BED USE WAS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH ILLEGAL DRUG USE AND BINGE DRINKING.

THE TRUE REASONS FOR THESE CONNECTIONS ARE UNCLEAR. IT MAY BE THAT TEENS THAT ENGAGE IN ONE RISKY BEHAVIOR ARE MORE LIKELY TO TRY ANOTHER. SOMETHING FOR PARENTS AND PEDIATRICIANS TO LOOK FOR.

BECAUSE THE MORE WE KNOW ABOUT THE RISKS TEENS TAKE THE MORE WE CAN DO TO HELP THEM. Return to index of stories...


PRENATAL TEST-VO


A NEW D-N-A TEST FOR PREGNANT WOMEN MAY BE ABLE TO DETECT PROBLEMS -- LIKE DOWN SYNDROME -- BETTER THAN CURRENT TESTS.

RESEARCHERS AT TUFTS FOUND THIS NEW FETAL D-N-A TEST SHOWED SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER FALSE POSITIVES.

IN FACT -- WHEN THAT TEST WAS POSITIVE -- THE FETUS WAS TEN TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITY -- COMPARED TO A FALSE POSITIVE WITH THE STANDARD TEST. Return to index of stories...


BPA STORE RECEIPTS-VO


STORE RECEIPTS AND B-P-A.

TONIGHT THE UNUSUAL AND COMMON ITEM IS LINKED TO THE DANGEROUS CHEMICAL.

RESEARCHERS AT CINCINNATI'S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL FOUND PEOPLE WHO REPEATEDLY TOUCH STORE RECEIPTS HAVE ELEVATED LEVELS OF B-P-A.

B-P-A EXPOSURE FROM FOOD IS LINKED TO REPRODUCTIVE ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS IN CHILDREN.

B-P-A IS USED IN THERMAL RECEIPT PAPER FOUND AT GAS STATIONS, GROCERY STORES AND IN A-T-Ms.

RESEARCHERS MEASURED B-P-A LEVELS IN PEOPLE BEFORE AND AFTER THEY HANDLED RECEIPTS FOR TWO HOURS.

THOSE WHO DIDN'T WEAR GLOVES HAD HIGHER LEVELS. Return to index of stories...


NO SMOKERS HIRED-VO


WE ALL KNOW SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH -- BUT COULD IT COST YOU A SHOT AT A JOB?

EXMPLOYERS TYPICALLY LOOK AT FACTORS LIKE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE WHEN HIRING.

BUT NOW THERE SEEMS TO BE AN INCREASE IN COMPANIES REFUSING TO HIRE PEOPLE WHO USE TOBACCO OR NICTONIE PRODUCTS.

THEY SAY THIS IS ABOUT HEALTH AND WELLNESS --

PLUS HEATHCARE COSTS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


HUGE WEEK FOR THE FGCU MEN AND WOMEN. CONFERENCE TITLES ON THE LINE.

PLUS. RED SOX GREAT PEDRO MARTINEZ. BACK IN UNIFORM. WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT. WE'LL EXPLAIN Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ 7 1) BIEBER TAPES-VOTOPS-WIPE


THINKING ABOUT WHAT HE'S DONE-

BRAND NEW VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE-

ALL NEW AT SEVEN ON SEVEN-

JUSTIN BIEBER WAITS TO GET OUT OF CUSTODY-

THE MOMENTS SPENT INSIDE A MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) PRESCHOOLER SAVES DAD-SOTVO


Voice of Shawn Powers: "She definitely saved my life."

THIS LIFESVER-

JUST TURNED FOUR.

WHAT SHE DID-

THAT HER FATHER COULDN'T DO.

HOW THIS LITTLE GIRL-

SAVED THE LIFE OF HER OWN FATHER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


BOSTON RED SOX-POPMON


IF BOSTON RED SOX FANS DON'T WANT TO PUT THE 2013 SEASON BEHIND THEM. THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE. IT CERTAINLY WAS A FUN RIDE. BUT WE KNOW THE TEAM HAS PUT 2013 IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR. THAT'S WHY SEVERAL BOSTON PLAYERS SHOWED UP TO SPRING TRAINING WEARING T-SHIRTS THAT READ.---- TURN THE BLEEPING PAGE--- Return to index of stories...


BOSTON RED SOX-VOTOPS


MESSAGE RECEIVED. AND THE SOX CAN OFFICIALLY TURN THE PAGE TOMORROW.

BOSTON WILL KICK OFF SPRING TRAINING PLAY THURSDAY WITH A DOUBLE HEADER AT JETBLUE PARK.

FIRST GAME IS AGAINST NORTHEASTERN. THEN BOSTON COLLEGE TO FOLLOW.

TODAY THE SOX WERE TAKING THEIR SWINGS INSIDE JETBLUE PARK AND SAY THEY'RE READY TO START THEIR SPRING GAME SCHEDULE. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON RED SOX-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


PEDRO MARTINEZ-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF THE RED SOX. LOOK WHO'S BACK

PITCHING GREAT PEDRO MARTINEZ.

THE FORMER RED SOX ACE. IS BACK WITH THE CLUB AS A SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO GENERAL MANAGER BEN CHERINGTON

HE'S BEEN EVALUATING.MENTORING. AND INSTRUCTING THIS SPRING. MUCH MORE THAN HE DID LAST SEASON. Return to index of stories...


PEDRO MARTINEZ-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


EAGLE WOMEN-POPMON


DON'T LOOK NOW. BUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. IS QUICKLY BECOMING. A HOTBED FOR BASKETBALL. FROM FGCU'S SWEET RUN TO THE SWEET 16. TO THE CITY OF PLAMS CLASSIC. THERE'S A LITTLE HOOP HYSTERIA HERE IN THE 2-3-9. AND THAT CONTINUES THIS WEEK AT ALICO ARENA. THE FGCU WOMEN. ARE LOOKING TO CLINCH THEIR 5TH STRAIGHT CONFERENCE TITLE Return to index of stories...


EAGLE WOMEN-VOTOPS


IT ALL GET'S STARTED ON THURSDAY WHEN THE LADIES HOST LIPSCOMB.

THE EAGLES HAVE 3 GAMES REMAINIG AND ARE CURRENTLY TIED FOR FIRST IN THE ASUN CONFERENCE WITH STETSON.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAME FOR THE EAGLES. IS SATURDAY AGAINST NORTHERN KENTUCKY Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE IT'S A HUGE WEEK FOR THE FGCU MEN AS WELL.

THEY HAVE 2 GAMES REMAINING. BOTH ON THE ROAD. STARTING WITH LIPSCOMB ON THURSDAY.

LIKE THE WOMEN. THE MEN ARE TIED FOR FIRST IN THE ASUN AS WELL.

THEY ARE GUARENTEED TO HOST THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF THE ASUN TOURNAMENT. BUT OF COURSE. THE WOULD LOVE TO HOST THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. IF THEY CAN ADVANCE THAT FAR. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-SOTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


HONDA CLASSIC-VOTOPS


THE STARS OF THE PGA ARE ACROSS THE STATE. FOR THE HONDA CLASSIC.

THAT INCLUDES. TIGER WOODS. WHO IS LOOKING TO GET BACK ON TRACK. PLAYING IN ONLY HIS THIRD TOURNAMENT THIS SEASON.

IT'S ALL IN PREPARATION FOR THE MASTERS. WHICH IS JUST 6 WEEKS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


HONDA CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP. DENVER.

THE NUGGETS MASCOT. HITS THE HALFCOURT SHOT BEHIND HIS BACK.

THAT'S ROCKY'S GO TO SHOT. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...