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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 A GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO-WIPE
HL2) NAPLES HOME INVASION-VO-WIPE TZ4 B JASON COLLINS' JERSEY FOR SALE-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL3) INSOMNIA SOLUTION-VOTOPS TZ4 C GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-VOTOPS
HL4) BEER IN LUNCH-VOTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TS1) GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
SCHOOL CRASH-2 SHOT, BOXES TS2) NAPLES HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
SCHOOL CRASH-REM LIVE TS3) ALVA FIRE-VOTOPS
SCHOOL CRASH-VO GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-2 SHOT
SCHOOL CRASH-REM LIVE GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE
NAPLES HOME INVASION-2-SHOT POP VO GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO
GG FAMILY GG-TRX-VOTOPS GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE
ARREST IN CAPE CAR BURGLARIES-E ANIBOX DISABILITY FRAUD CASE-TRX-VO
ALVA FIRE-TRX-VO MICHAEL TAYLOR EXECUTED IN MISSOURI-VO
OIL DRILLING HEARING-TRX-VOTOPS GOOGLE GLASS ATTACK VICTIM SPEAKS
SEN RUBIO ON POSSIBLE RUN FOR PRESIDENT-OC-SOT-OC JASON COLLINS' JERSEY FOR SALE-VO
AFGHAN TROOP WITHDRAWAL-TRX-VO ROB FORD HITS THE GYM-OTS VO
MEXICO ORDERS 'EL CHAPO' TO STAND TRIAL -TRX-VO DISPATCHER SMOKES POT ON JOB-E ANIBOX
AZ CONTROVERSIAL BILL-TRX-VO HIRING SMOKERS-2SH-POP VO
POTUS INFRASTRUCTURE-VOTOPS LA LAWMAKERS TRY TO BAN ECIGARETTES-TRX-VOTOPS
HOUSE LAMMAKERS DEMAND MORE TARGET DOCUMENTS-TRX-V BEER IN LUNCH-2SHOT VO
ACA FEE ON CHECK-TRX-VOTOPS GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-VO
OBAMA HEALTH OVERHAUL-TRX-OC DOGS TAKE CAR ON JOYRIDE-VO
HILLARY CLINTON MIAMI-VO DAD DELIVERS BABY-VO
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-TRX-2-SHOT TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE TZ5 GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO-WIPE
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO TZ5 B 12 YEARS A SLAVE IN SCHOOL CURRICULUMS-VO
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
HARBORSIDE MEETING-TRX-VO STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ1 A INSOMNIA SOLUTION-SOTVO FORECAST-WX WALL
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID OSCARS SUNDAY-2SHOT VO
INSOMNIA SOLUTION-2-SHOT POP HOLLYWOOD CAPITOL HILL-VO
INSOMNIA SOLUTION-PKG 12 YEARS A SLAVE IN SCHOOL CURRICULUMS -TRX-
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT BITCOIN VIRTUAL-VO
TZ2 A GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO NEW INVESTIGATION BOA TROUBLE-TRX-VO
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP POLL:12% OF AMERICANS:IT'S OK TO CHEAT ON TAXES-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST FACEBOOK EMAIL GOING AWAY-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-2-SHOT
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-TRX-2-SHOT GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE
GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
CAPTIVA BOAT TOURS-TRX-OC-VO-BNR TZ6 A GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO
PELICAN LANDING VOTE-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
COFFEE WITH A COP-OC TS1) GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
DOWNTOWN FM LIBRARY-TRX-VOTOPS TS2) NAPLES HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
LEE SCHOOL EXPANSION-VO TS3) ALVA FIRE-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS4) HARBORSIDE MEETING-VOTOPS
TZ3 A DESIGNING BABIES-VO-WIPE GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-TRX-2-SHOT POP
TZ3 B MMR VACCINE-VOTOPS GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE
DESIGNING BABIES-TRX-2-SHOT VO GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO
TODDLER OBESITY DROPS-VO GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE
MMR VACCINE -TRX-VOTOPS CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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


TWO FAMILIES

BOTH IN COLLIER COUNTY

TIED UP WITH DUCT TAPE

ROBBED AT GUN POINT

TOLD IF THEY DIDN'T COOPERATE THEY'D BE SHOT

SO ARE THEY CONNECTED?

CAN'T SLEEP

TOSS AND TURN

FORGET THE PILLS

THE NEWEST "FIX"

TO GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP

ALL STARTS WITH A WHISPER

AND INNOCENT MISTAKE

OR BLATANT BREAKING OF THE RULES

HOW BEER WINDS UP IN A SCHOOL LUNCH Return to index of stories...


HL2) NAPLES HOME INVASION-VO-WIPE


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HL3) INSOMNIA SOLUTION-VOTOPS


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HL4) BEER IN LUNCH-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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SCHOOL CRASH-2 SHOT, BOXES


BREAKING AT THIS HOUR.

A SCARY SITUATION FOR A GROUP OF KIDS ABOARD A SCHOOL BUS.

A CHARTER SCHOOL BUS AND A CAR COLLIDE.

SENDING ONE ONE CHILD TO THE HOSPITAL.

RIGHT NOW ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY IS ON SCENE WITH GATHERING THE LATEST INFORMATION.\ Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL CRASH-REM LIVE


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SCHOOL CRASH-VO


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SCHOOL CRASH-REM LIVE


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NAPLES HOME INVASION-2-SHOT POP VO


DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR SUSPECTS IN AN HOME INVASION IN NAPLES.

GOOD MORNING I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'N CHANCE SEALES

A FAMILY SAYS TWO GUNMEN. STORMED THEIR HOUSE.AND TIED THEM UP WITH DUCT TAPE.

THREE ADULTS.

TWO CHILDREN.

IT HAPPENED AROUND NINE TUESDAY NIGHT OFF 17TH AVENUE SOUTH.

AFTER 40 MINUTES IN THE HOUSE - THEY DEMANDED THE KEYS TO THE FAMILY'S B-M-W, AND TOOK OFF.

OFFICERS FOUND THE CAR. NEAR TOMMY BAHAMA'S. ON THIRD STREET SOUTH. Return to index of stories...


GG FAMILY GG-TRX-VOTOPS


IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

FIVE MEN, STORMED A HOME. HOLDING THE PARENTS AND KIDS. AT GUN POINT.

WE'RE TOLD THEY STOLE 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY. PLUS A THOUSAND IN CASH.

POLICE HAVE NOT SAID IF BOTH HOME INVASIONS ARE RELATED.

NO SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN CAUGHT. Return to index of stories...


ARREST IN CAPE CAR BURGLARIES-E ANIBOX


THE CASE ISN'T CLOSED.

BUT ONE ARREST. IS HELPING NEIGHBORS IN NORTHEAST CAPE CORAL, BREATHE EASIER.

OFFICERS NABBED A 15 YEAR OLD BOY. FOR A STRING OF CAR BURGLARIES.

THE TEEN ADMITTED TO. 19 OF THE 30 CAR BREAK-INS TUESDAY.

THEY HAPPENED AROUND DEL PRADO BOULEVARD. NEAR DIPLOMAT PARKWAY. OVER THE LAST MONTH.

POLICE FOUND STOLEN ITEMS, IN THE TEEN'S ROOM. Return to index of stories...


ALVA FIRE-TRX-VO


AN ALVA FAMILY IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE THIS MORNING. AFTER THEIR HOME GOES UP IN FLAMES!

THREE PEOPLE MADE IT OUT SAEFLY THANKS TO AN ALERT NEIGHBOR.

THEY TELL ABC-7 IS HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WHEN THE NEIGHBOR RAN OVER AND WOKE THEM UP.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO CONTAIN THE FLAMES TO THE GARAGE.

TWO CATS WERE FOUND UNHARMED.

BUT THEIR NEW CAR AND TWO GOLF GARTS WERE LOST.

WE'RE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW IT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING-TRX-VOTOPS


DAY TWO IN COURT.

FOR THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

ARGUING THEY *CAN AND *SHOULD. DRILL FOR OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

MANY WHO OPPOSED THE DRILLING PUSHED FOR THIS HEARING.

FOR EXAMPLE---

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WILD LANDS ASSOCIATION IS WORRIED ABOUT LOCAL PANTHERS.

BUT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ALREADY APPROVED THE DRILLING PERMIT.

STILL. IT REMAINS *ON HOLD* BECAUSE THESE GROUPS PETITIONED FOR THIS HEARING.

IT COULD LAST UNTIL TOMORROW OR FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


SEN RUBIO ON POSSIBLE RUN FOR PRESIDENT-OC-SOT-OC


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO. HAS BEEN AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF PRESIDENT OBAMA.

BUT, IS HE READY TO TRADE PLACES WITH HIM?

CNN ASKED HIM.

HERES' THE ASNWER.

I don't know, I'll have to make that decision next year. It's certainly something we'll think about, talk about with our family and see if that's a place where we think we can make a difference.

RUBIO IS ONE OF MANY REPUBLICANS. SAID TO BE CONSIDERING. A RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2016. Return to index of stories...


AFGHAN TROOP WITHDRAWAL-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW ---

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM TO THE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN - SIGN A SECURITY AGREEMENT. OR ALL AMERICAN TROOPS ARE HEADING HOME WHEN THE WAR ENDS AT THE END OF THIS YEAR.

U-S OFFICIALS SAY THEY PREFER TO LEAVE SOME PERSONNEL BEHIND TO HELP THE AFGHANS WITH SECURITY AND TRAINING.

THE PENTAGON IS ALREADY PREPARING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A COMPLETE PULLOUT. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL DOMINATE TODAY'S MEETING OF NATO MINISTERS IN BELGIUM. Return to index of stories...


MEXICO ORDERS 'EL CHAPO' TO STAND TRIAL -TRX-VO


ON THE WORLD'S BIGGEST DRUG LORD.

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN MEXICO RULED.

DRUG KINGPIN JOAQUIN "EL CHAPO" GUZMAN. WILL STAND TRIAL *IN MEXICO.

AND STAY IN MEXICO, FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

AUTHORITIES SAY THERE'S NO CHANCE. HE'LL ESCAPE HIS CELL. IN THEIR HIGHEST SECURITY PRISON.

HE SNUCK OUT ONCE BEFORE. AND WAS ON THE RUN FOR 13 YEARS.

THE U-S STILL WANTS HIM EXTRADITED. Return to index of stories...


AZ CONTROVERSIAL BILL-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

AN ARIZONA SENATE BILL. HEAVY WITH CONTROVERSY. IS WEIGHING NEGATIVELY. AS PROTEST GROWS STRONGER.

TOP NATIONAL FIGURES ARE NOW WEIGHING IN. MIT ROMNEY SAYING HE'S AGAINST IT.

SOME RALLIED AT ARIZONA'S STATE CAPITOL AGAINST THE SO-CALLED "RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL".

RECENTLY PASSED BY REPUBLICANS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

IT WOULD ALLOW BUSINESSES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO GAYS AND LESBIANS, BASED ON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

GOVERNOR JAN BREWER HAS YET TO DECIDE WHETHER SHE WILL SIGN OR VETO THE BILL. Return to index of stories...


POTUS INFRASTRUCTURE-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCES A NEW COMPETITION. AS PART OF THE PRESIDENT'S 'YEAR OF ACTION.'

MISTER OBAMA WILL TRAVEL TO MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON. TO SPEAK ABOUT HIS NEW PLAN.

HE HOPES IT WILL ENCOURAGE INVESTMENTS THAT CREATE JOBS AND RESTORE INFRASTRUCTURE.

THE 'YEAR OF ACTION' IS A SERIES OF POLICY INITIATIVES THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO CARRY OUT WITHOUT THE HELP OF CONGRESS. Return to index of stories...


HOUSE LAMMAKERS DEMAND MORE TARGET DOCUMENTS-TRX-V


HOUSE LAWMAKERS ARE LOOKING INTO HOW. TARGET HANDLED LAST FALL'S MASSIVE DATA BREACH.

THEY ASKED THE PRESIDENT OF TARGET. TO HAND OVER MORE INTERNAL DOCUMENTS, BY MARCH 10-TH.

THE BREACH AFFECTED UP TO 110 MILLION AMERICANS.

THE COMMITTEE IS TRYING TO PIN DOWN. WHEN THEY KNEW. AND WHEN THEY WENT PUBLIC.

THIS MORNING. WE KNOW PROFITS FELL BY 46%. Return to index of stories...


ACA FEE ON CHECK-TRX-VOTOPS


RESTAURANTS IN FLORIDA. TACK ON A NEW FEE. TO OFF-SET THE COST OF OBAMACARE.

TEN. GATOR'S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANTS. ARE CHARGING CUSTOMERS A ONE PERCENT FEE.

IT'S TO HELP PAY THE HEALTHCARE COSTS FOR THEIR 500 FULL- TIME EMPLOYEES.

UNDER THE LAW. BUSINESSES WITH MORE THAN 50 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES. HAVE TO OFFER HEALTHCARE BENEFITS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA HEALTH OVERHAUL-TRX-OC


FOUR MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE LAW.

MARCH 31ST IS THE DEADLINE FOR AMERICANS TO SIGN UP---

IF THEY DON'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL OPEN ENROLLMENT IN THE FALL. Return to index of stories...


HILLARY CLINTON MIAMI-VO


FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON. IS COMING TO SOUTH FLORIDA.

TODAY, SHE'LL SPEAK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI.

NO TOPICS WAS ANNOUNCED.

IN RECENT APPEARANCES, SHE TALKED ABOUT HER TIME AS THE NATION'S TOP DIPLOMAT.

AS SHE CONSIDERS ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

THE TRIP COULD RAISE HERE VISIBILITY. HERE IN THE KEY SWING STATE OF FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-TRX-2-SHOT


DO YOU HAVE SOME CLUTTER?

TIME TO CLEAN OUT THE GARAGE?

THE BED ROOMS?

TODAY IS THE DAY TO DO IT.

YOU CAN EVEN MEET SOME RED SOX PLAYERS

JUST BRING IN YOUR DONATIONS

ABC -7 TEAMING UP. WITH GOODWILL AT JET BLUE PARK

THAT'S WHERE WE FIND.

ABC ANCHORS COURTNEY ROBINSON AND JEFF BUTERA.

LET'S NOT FORGET CHIEF METEOROLOGIST, JOHN PATRICK. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO


ABC7 and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are teaming up for the Clean Sweep community-wide donation drive.

The event will be held on February 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JetBlue Park.

As you clean out your home, you're welcome to bring the following items to the event for donation or disposal:

- Clothing

- Shoes

- Housewares

- Knick knacks

- audio/video CDs & DVDs

- Furniture

- Appliances

- Books

- Hazardous materials

- Personal/financial documents to be shredded by Secure Document Destruction

You can also meet some of the ABC7 team, including Courtney Robinson, Jeff Butera and John Patrick.

We hope to see you there! Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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HARBORSIDE MEETING-TRX-VO


THE NEWEST PLAN TO GET A WATERFRONT HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS IS MOVING FORWARD THIS MORNING.

THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL PRESENT A POTENTIAL CONTRACT FROM THE LATEST DEVELOPER.

THIS COMES JUST MONTHS AFTER THE PREVIOUS DEVELOPER BACKED OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE.

IN ORDER TO GET A HOTEL -- THE CITY WILL STILL HAVE TO MAKE ABOUT 10-MILLION DOLLARS IN RENOVATIONS TO HARBORSIDE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


SLEEPLESS IN AMERICA.

MILLIONS HAVE A HARD TIME FALLING ASLEEP AND STAYING ASLEEP.

WHAT IF WE TOLD YOU.

FORGET THE DRUGS.

THERE IS A FREE GUARNTEED TRICK

NATPOPS OF HER WHISPERING --

EMILY HANSEN SOT: "IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST EUPHORIC SENSATIONS I'VE EVER FELT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS BUT I WAS HOOKED.

SHE'S CALLED THE SLEEP WHISPERER AND IT'S EXPLODING ONLINE.

SO HOW DOES IT WORK?

WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT! NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A INSOMNIA SOLUTION-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


INSOMNIA SOLUTION-2-SHOT POP


23-MILLION OF US FACE THE ANXIETY---

OF WAITING.

TO FALL ASLEEP

THEN STAY ASLEEP

THE USE OF SLEEPING PILLS. IS SKYROCKETING.

BUT HOW ABOUT A SIMPLE WAY. TO DRIFT OFF TO SLEEP -- FOR FREE.

ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS SHOWS US HOW THE NEW SLEEP WHISPERERS ARE HELPING MILLIONS OF CHANGE THEIR LIVES. Return to index of stories...


INSOMNIA SOLUTION-PKG


NAT POPS FROM ASMR VIDEOS - WHISPERING TO THE SCREEN "HELLO THERE!"

IF JUST HEARING HER VOICE MAKES YOU SUDDENLY HAVE THE STRONG DESIRE TO DOZE

OFF--ILSE BLANSERT WON'T BE OFFENDED. IT'S THE RESPONSE SHE WANTS.

MORE NATS OF HER WHISPERING

SHE IS A SLEEP WHISPERERONE OF AN EXPLODING COMMUNITY ON THE INTERNET KNOWN

AS AUTONOMOUS SENSORY MERIDIAN RESPONDERS - OR ASMR. THEY TAPBRUSH.POUR

. AND MOSTLY WHISPER. ALL TO LULL PEOPLE TO SLEEP.

SOT LD: "IS IT JUST A SOOTHING VOICE? IS IT A CALMING VOICE?"

SOT ILSE BLANSERT: "IT HAS TO DO WITH THE COMBINATION OF SOUNDS AND VOICES.

I'M NOT CONVINCED THAT IT WORKS, IT ACTUALLY WORKS."

HER VIDEOS HAVE GENERATED NEARLY 16 MILLION CLICKSAND HERS IS JUST ONE OF

THOUSANDS OF ASMR VIDEOS.

ONE OF ILSE'S FOLLOWERS IS.EMILY HANSEN.WHO SAYS ILSA'S VIDEOS HAVE

CHANGED HER LIFE.

EMILY HANSEN SOT: "I COULD NOT SLEEP AND I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT SO MANY

DIFFERENT THINGS GOING ON IN MY LIFE"

WHEN HANSEN SAW HER FIRST ASMR VIDEO -- -- SHE FOUND

IT HARD TO KEEP HER EYES OPEN.

EMILY HANSEN SOT: "IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST EUPHORIC SENSATIONS I'VE EVER FELT

. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS BUT I WAS HOOKED. / MY BRAIN RELAXES SO MUCH

THAT I JUST FALL ASLEEP. I MEAN I JUST CONK OUT."

AND THAT'S WITH NO PILLS, NO SIDE EFFECTS, NO DANGER OF ADDICTION.

DR. AMER KHAN SOT: "IT IS QUITE BELIEVABLE TO ME THAT SOMEONE SAYS THIS

WORKS BETTER THAN A SLEEPING PILL FOR ME "

IN FACT.KHAN SAYS THAT ASMR VIDEOS COULD BE A GOOD SOLUTION TO INSOMNIA.

SOT EMILY: "IT BRINGS ME COMFORT THAT I CAN'T FIND IN OTHER THINGS."

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.NOW RELYING ON THE INTERNET'S EQUIVALENT OF COUNTING

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


DO YOU HAVE SOME CLOTHES YOU DON'T WEAR ANYMORE--

MAYBE SOME APPLIANCES YOU JUST DON'T NEED.

ABC 7 ALONG WITH THE GOODWILL IS HELPING YOU CLEAR THE CLUTTER--

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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.

"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.

Patchy dense fog will be a concern once again this morning. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Glades, Hendry, Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties until 9am. Visibilities, especially in those fog prone areas, could fall to less than 1/4 of a mile just around sunrise. Otherwise, temperatures will start off slightly cooler with low 60s in town, with upper 50s across our northern and interior zones. A bit of sunshine will break through during 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...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-TRX-2-SHOT


HAVE YOU DONE YOUR SPRING CLEANING YET?

TODAY'S THE DAY TO DO IT!

IT'S ABC-7 CLEAN SWEEP!

WE'RE TEAMING UP WITH GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. FOR THIS YEARS EVENT.

ABC 7'S EVENING ANCHOR TEAM IS THERE RIGHT NOW TO COLLECT YOUR DONATIONS--

HELLO COURTNEY, JEFF AND JP-- Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO


ABC7 and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are teaming up for the Clean Sweep community-wide donation drive.

The event will be held on February 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JetBlue Park.

As you clean out your home, you're welcome to bring the following items to the event for donation or disposal:

- Clothing

- Shoes

- Housewares

- Knick knacks

- audio/video CDs & DVDs

- Furniture

- Appliances

- Books

- Hazardous materials

- Personal/financial documents to be shredded by Secure Document Destruction

You can also meet some of the ABC7 team, including Courtney Robinson, Jeff Butera and John Patrick.

We hope to see you there! Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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CAPTIVA BOAT TOURS-TRX-OC-VO-BNR


IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!

WEEKLY BOAT TOURS. ARE BACK FOR THE SEASON.

STARTING THIS MORNING AT 10AM.

THE EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES. AND CAPTIVA CRUISES. HAVE CRUISES AND TOURS FROM CAPTIVA ISLAND.

IT COSTS $65 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

$60 FOR KIDS.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS, COST $45 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM AND SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


PELICAN LANDING VOTE-VO


RESIDENTS OF PELICAN LANDING AND THE COLONY. DO *NOT WANT TO BE A PART OF BONITA SPRINGS.

THE CITY TALLIED THE RESULTS OF THEIR "MAIL IN" VOTE.

55-PERCENT OF VOTERS IN THESE COMMUNITIES WERE AGAINST THE ANNEXATION AND BECOMING PART OF BONITA.

IF THEY VOTED YES - BONITA WOULD HAVE PICKED UP AN EXTRA 400-MILLION IN TAXABLE PROPERTY VALUE.

THIS OPENS DOOR FOR ESTERO TO POSSIBLY INCLUDE THEM IF THEY BECOME A VILLAGE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO


A NEW PROPOSAL. FOR A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE IN LEHIGH ACRES, IS RAISING CONCERNS.

RESIDENTS WOULD PAY A FLAT $292 DOLLARS. INSTEAD OF BASING THE PRICE, ON PROPERTY ASSESSMENT.

THAT MEANS. PEOPLE WITH MORE VALUABLE HOMES, GET A BREAK.

OTHERS HAVE TO PAY MORE.

VACANT LAND OWNERS, WILL PAY $21-DOLLARS AN ACRE.

COMMISSIONERS ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A SECOND OPTION TO PRESENT AT THE END OF MARCH. Return to index of stories...


COFFEE WITH A COP-OC


THIS MORNING.IT'S COFFEE WITH A COP!

SHARE YOUR CUP OF COFFEE. WITH THOSE WHO PROTECT YOU.

THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL COME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS COMMUNITY ISSUES. AND ENJOY SOME MORNING COFFEE AT MCGREGOR CAFÉ.

YOU'RE INVITED TO JOIN SOON. FROM 10 TO 11-THIRTY THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM LIBRARY-TRX-VOTOPS


PARKING PROBLEMS AT THE NEW DOWNTOWN LIBRARY IN FORT MYERS --

MAY SEE SOME RESOLUTION SOON.

RIGHT NOW --

JUST 30 SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 20 MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY.

BUT COUNTY LEADERS ARE TALKING WITH NEIGHBORING LAND OWNERS TO ADD MORE PARKING SPACES.

ALSO, 275 SPOTS COULD OPEN AT THE OLD AMTEL HOTEL.

COUNTY LEADERS ARE ALSO IN TALKS WITH THE CITY. FOR POSSIBLE ARRANGEMENTS WITH CITY PARKING GARAGES. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL EXPANSION-VO


TOO MANY STUDENTS. AND NOWHERE TO PUT THEM.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. WILL PUT *MORE CHILDREN IN EACH CLASS ROOM. NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

SCHOOLS ARE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM --

TO ACCOMMODATE. THEY'LL EXCEED THE STATE LIMITS, ON CLASS SIZE.

BUT THE DISTRICT WON'T PAY A FINE.

THATS BECAUSE A STATE LAW. GIVES SCHOOLS SOME FLEXIBILITY.

K - SECOND GRADE CLASSES, WILL *NOT EXPAND. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


COMBINING THE DNA OF THREE PEOPLE TO MAKE THE PERFECT BABY.

A NEW PROCEDURE, MAKES THAT HAPPEN.

IT COULD FIX YOUR CHILD'S DISEASE. DISABILITY. PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING.

SO WOULD YOU DO IT?

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT TESTS HAVE BEEN DONE SO FAR.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD. GETS THE RIGHT VACCINCES. IN THE RIGHT ORDER.

IT COULD BE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY. AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

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TZ3 A DESIGNING BABIES-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B MMR VACCINE-VOTOPS


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DESIGNING BABIES-TRX-2-SHOT VO


NEW TECHNOLOGY IS AIMED AT ELIMINATING GENETIC DISEASE IN NEWBORNS.

IT WOULD COMBINE. THE DNA OF THREE PEOPLE. INSTEAD OF JUST TWO, TO CREATE A CHILD.

THIS POTENTIAL.

RE--DRAWING ETHICAL LINES FOR DESIGNER BABIES.

THE PROCESS WORKS BY REPLACING POTENTIALLY VARIANT DNA IN THE UNFERTILIZED EGGS OF A HOPEFUL MOTHER WITH DISEASE-FREE GENES FROM A DONOR.

U-S REGULATORS ARE WEIGHING WHETHER THE PROCEDURE.USED ONLY IN MONKEYS SO FAR.IS SAFE ENOUGH TO BE TESTED IN HUMANS.

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TODDLER OBESITY DROPS-VO


OBESITY RATES DROPPED 40 PERCENT AMONG CHILDREN.

EXPERTS CREDIT HEALTHIER KIDS MENUS AT RESTAURANTS. AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES.

BUT OVERALL --

OBESITY RATES HELD STEADY.

THE C-D-C SAYS ABOUT TWO IN THREE ADULTS, ARE OVERWEIGHT.

ONE IN THREE KIDS OR TEENS IS OVERWEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


MMR VACCINE -TRX-VOTOPS


A NEW STUDY REVEALS THE IMPORTANCE OF FOLLOWING THE TIMING AND ORDER OF CHILD VACCINATIONS.

RESEARCHERS STUDIED HOSPITAL RECORDS FOR OVER 56-THOUSAND CHILDREN.

THEY FOUND CHILDREN WHO GOT THE MEASLES-MUMPS VACCINE---

AFTER OTHER RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS HAD A LOWER RATE OF HOSPITAL STAYS FOR ANY TYPE OF INFECTION.

BUT THOSE WHO GOT IT BEFORE OTHER VACCINES. HAD A HIGHER RATE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE. AT JET BLUE PARK RIGHT NOW--

CLEAN SWEEP 20-14 IS UNDERWAY--

JUST DRIVE THROUGH AND DROP OFF THINGS YOU DON'T USE ANYMORE--

AND HELP A REALLY GOOD CAUSE.

ALSO AHEAD--

HE'S BREAKING BARRIERS--

NEXT AT 9--

HOW JASON COLLINS IS SETTING RECORDS. ONCE HELD BY PLAYERS. LIKE LEBRON JAMES AND KEVIN DURANT.

AND THIS WILL HAVE YOU SCRATCHING YOUR HEAD--

HOW A GRANDFATHER PICKED UP THE WRONG CHILD FROM SCHOOL--

AND DIDNT' EVEN REALIZE IT UNTIL HE GOT HOME. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B JASON COLLINS' JERSEY FOR SALE-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-VOTOPS


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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 GOES LIVE TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

STOCKED ENDED LOWER YESTERDAY. AFTER A CHOPPY DAY OF TRADING.

WE SAW A SURPRISINGLY LARGE DROP, IN CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IN FEBRUARY.

ESPECIALLY IN AREAS, WITH BAD WEATHER.

DOW LOST 27 POINTS.

THIS MORNING. FUTURES POINT TO MODERATE GAINS. Return to index of stories...


TS1) GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


LOOKING AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL ON THE HUNT FOR FIVE SUSPECTS WHO HELD A FAMILY AT GUN POINT

IT HAPPENED ON WHITE BOULEVARD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

DEPUTIES SAY THE SUSPECTS TIED UP THE WIFE, THREE KIDS, AND MOTHER-IN-LAW WITH DUCT TAPE.

THEN SNATCHED 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY AND A THOUSAND IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


TS2) NAPLES HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


AND ANOTHER ARMED ROBBER HITS JUST SOUTH OF THE NAPLES YACHT CLUB ON 17TH AVENUE SOUTH.

THE MASKED MEN HELD THE FAMILY INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN AT GUNPOINT.

AND BINDING THEM TOGETHER WITH DUCT TAPE.

AFTER NEARLY 40 MINUTES OF COLLECTING VALUABLES- THE ROBBERS TOOK THE FAMILY'S B-M-W AND GOT AWAY.

THAT CAR WAS LATER FOUND AT TOMMY BAHAMAS IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ALVA FIRE-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING ARE FIRE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT.

HOW A FIRE DESTROYED A FAMILY'S GARAGE.

OVERNIGHT A NEIGHBOR SAW THE FLAMES AND BANGED ON THE DOOR TO WAKE THE FAMILY UP.

THEY ALL MADE IT OUT SAFELY BUT LOST THEIR NEW CAR, AND TWO GOLF CARTS. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-2 SHOT


IT'S TIME TO PACK UP. AND CLEAN OUT STUFF IN YOUR HOME. YOU NO LONGER NEED--

LIKE CLOTHES--

SHOES--

FURNITURE--

AND SMALL APPLIANCES.

ABC 7 IS TEAMING UP WITH GOODWILL OF LEE COUNTY FOR CLEAN SWEEP 20-14.

WE'RE LIVE ATJET BLUE PARK RIGHT NOW COLLECTING YOUR DONATIONS.

AND IF YOU HEAD OUT RIGHT NOW--

YOU'LL GET TO MEET EVENING ANCHORS--

COURTNEY, JEFF AND JP-- Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO


ABC7 and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are teaming up for the Clean Sweep community-wide donation drive.

The event will be held on February 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JetBlue Park.

As you clean out your home, you're welcome to bring the following items to the event for donation or disposal:

- Clothing

- Shoes

- Housewares

- Knick knacks

- audio/video CDs & DVDs

- Furniture

- Appliances

- Books

- Hazardous materials

- Personal/financial documents to be shredded by Secure Document Destruction

You can also meet some of the ABC7 team, including Courtney Robinson, Jeff Butera and John Patrick.

We hope to see you there! Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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DISABILITY FRAUD CASE-TRX-VO


A CRIMINAL CASE. INVOLVING MORE THAN A HUNDRED RETIRED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS. FOR SCAMMING THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILTY SYSTEM.

NOW. 28 MORE PEOPLE ARE BUSTED.

LAST MONTH 106 PEOPLE. WERE CHARGED WITH COLLECTING BENEFITS IN A 9-11 FRAUD.

SOME OF THEM NOW. ARE EVEN SONS OF THE ALLEGED RINGLEADERS.

ON TUESDAY, THEY PLEADED NOT GUILTY, TO GRAND LARCENY AND OTHER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL TAYLOR EXECUTED IN MISSOURI-VO


NEWS OUT OF MISSOURI.

A MAN CONVICTED OF RAPE AND MURDER OF A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL IN 19-89 HAS BEEN EXECUTED.

MICHAEL TAYLOR WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AROUND MIDNIGHT.

HIS EXECUTION CAME AFTER THE U-S SUPREME COURT DENIED A STAY OF EXECUTION.

AND MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON DENIED A PETITION FOR CLEMENCY. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE GLASS ATTACK VICTIM SPEAKS


A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS. AT A SAN FRANCISCO BAR. TURNS VIOLENT OVER GOOGLE GLASS.

A WOMAN SAYS THREE PEOPLE. THOUGHT SHE WAS RECORDING THEM.

AND GOT PHYSICAL WITH HER.

SNATCHING THE GLASSES OFF.AND TAKING HER CELL PHONE AND PURSE.

YOU CAN SEE IN THE VIDEO. SOMEONE ACTUALLY THROWS A TOWEL AT HER.

RIGHT NOW. POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECTS. WHO STOLE HER BELONGINGS. Return to index of stories...


JASON COLLINS' JERSEY FOR SALE-VO


JASON COLLINS, THE FIRST OPENLY GAY PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE IN A MAJOR SPORT, IS IN HIGH DEMAND.

THE N-B-A SAID THIS WEEK. THAT JASON COLLINS' "NUMBER 98 BROOKLYN NETS" UNIFORM IS THE TOP-SELLER ONLINE.

BEATING OUT THE LIKES OF LEBRON JAMES, KEVIN DURANT AND BLAKE GRIFFIN.

COLLINS WEARS THE NUMBER 98 AS A TRIBUTE TO MATTHEW SHEPARD. WHO WAS MURDERED IN A GAY HATE CRIME IN 1998.

THE LEAGUE MADE HIS JERSEY AVAILABLE AT ITS OFFICIAL STORE AND ON-LINE. Return to index of stories...


ROB FORD HITS THE GYM-OTS VO


THE NOTORIOUS TORONTO MAYOR. SAYS HE'S NOT DOING DRUGS ANYMORE.

IN FACT. *ROB FORD* SAYS HE'S MADE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE --

AND HITS THE GYM EVERYDAY.

HE ADMITS HE'S STILL DRINKING -- BUT NOT AS MUCH AS HE USED TO.

AND DESPITE ADMITTING. LAST FALL. TO SMOKING CRACK COCAINE WHILE IN OFFICE --

HE IS PLANNING TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


DISPATCHER SMOKES POT ON JOB-E ANIBOX


A POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE LAST PLACE YOU'D THINK ANYONE WOULD BRING DRUGS.

BUT AUTHORITIES IN CARNEGIE, OKLAHOMA SAY ONE OF THEIR OWN DID.

AN OFFICER COULDN'T GET IN CONTACT WITH THE DISPATCHER --

AND THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS US WHY --

THEY SAY THE DISPATCHER WAS AWAY FROM THE RADIO - SMOKING POT.

YOU CAN SEE HER STANDING NEAR THE GARAGE DOOR OPENING.

THE OFFICER. WHO WAS TRYING TO GET AHOLD OF THE DISPATCHER DECIDED TO SHOW UP TO CHECK ON HER. HE CONFRONTED THE WOMAN. AND SHE FINALLY ADMITTED TO SMOKING MARIJUANA WHILE ON DUTY.

SHE NOW FACES A MISDEMEANOR DRUG CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


HIRING SMOKERS-2SH-POP VO


TO GET A JOB. LIKE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. ARE BIG FACTORS.

BUT WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT REALIZE. IS HOW YOUR PERSONAL CHOICES. CAN MAKE YOU HARD TO HIRE.

AN INCREASING NUMBER OF COMPANIES *WON'T HIRE APPLICANTS WHO USE TOBACCO OR NICOTINE PRODUCTS.

SOME COMPANY POLICIES. ARE PUTTING A FOCUS ON "HEALTH AND WELLNESS". AND TRYING TO "REIGN IN" EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE COSTS.

SO EMPLOYEES WHO USE TOBACCO OR E-CIGARETTES. WILL HAVE TO PAY A 20 DOLLARS SURCHARGE EACH MONTH, FOR HEALTH COVERAGE.

EXPERT WARN. IT COULD END UP SCARING OFF GOOD CANDIDATES. Return to index of stories...


LA LAWMAKERS TRY TO BAN ECIGARETTES-TRX-VOTOPS


LOS ANGELES IS THE LATEST CITY. TO LAUNCH A CRACKDOWN ON E-CIGARETTES.

A CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE. ENDORSED NEW RESTRICTIONS.

A BAN ON USING THE VAPOR DEVICES. IN MOST WORKPLACES AND MANY PUBLIC SPACES.

THE PROPOSAL NOW GOES TO THE FULL COUNCIL, FOR A VOTE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


BEER IN LUNCH-2SHOT VO


A HOUSTON TEENAGER. WILL LOOK TWICE. BEFORE GRABBING A DRINK OUT OF THE FRIDGE.

WHAT HIS MOM CALLS AN HONEST MISTAKE.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE CALLING AN ACT OF MISCONDUCT.

WHILE PACKING HIS LUNCH. THE 17 YEAR OLD ACCIDENTALLY GRABBED A BEER FROM THE FRIDGE INSTEAD OF A SODA.

WHEN HE NOTICED IT IN THE CAFETERIA.

HE DECIDED TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND TELL A TEACHER.

BUT IT GOT HIM 3 DAYS SUSPENSION.

**AND 60 DAYS AT AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL!!

HIS MOM CALLS THE PUNISHMENT TOO HARSH.

WHILE THE SCHOOLS SAYS **HEY. WE ARE JUST FOLLOWING PROCEDURE. Return to index of stories...


GRANDPA PICKS UP WRONG KID-VO


A CRAZY STORY OUT OF CONNECTICUT --

A SCHOOL THERE IS NOW STEPPING UP SECURITY --

AFTER A GRANDFATHER, PICKED UP THE WRONG CHILD!

WE'RE TOLD A MAN WAS AT THIS SCHOOL. TO GET HIS GRANDSON. AND SOMEHOW GOT CONFUSED AND TOOK THE WRONG KID.

BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW IT, UNTIL HE GOT HOME.

THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS. THE GRANDFATHER FOLLOWED POLICY. HE SHOWED I.D. AND SIGNED OUT THE CORRECT STUDENT.

NOW THE STAFF IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


DOGS TAKE CAR ON JOYRIDE-VO


YOU MAY NEED TO SIT DOWN FOR THIS ONE.

A RUNAWAY PICKUP -- WITH TWO DOGS AT THE WHEEL!

THIS HAPPENED IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA.

POLICE IMMEDIATELY ASSUMED A PERSON WAS DRIVING ---

BUT TWO DOGS NAMED ROSCOE AND LUNA CAME BUSTING OUT THE TRUCK.

THEY TOOK THEIR OWNER'S TRUCK FOR A DRIVE DOWN A HILL.

ROSCOE AND LUNA DIDN'T HAVE A SCRATCH.

BUT THE TRUCK HAD SOME DAMAGE TO THE FRONT OF THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


DAD DELIVERS BABY-VO


SORRY -- BUT YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT.

TRY TELLING THAT TO A PREGNANT WOMAN. IN LABOR.

ONE MAN SAYS. HE WAS TOLD A HOSPITAL STAFF IN BOYTON BEACH. WASN'T READY BECAUSE THE DOCTOR WAS BUSY WITH A C-SECTION.

HE ENDED UP DELIVERING THE BABY ON HIS OWN -- WITHOUT A NURSE OR DOCTOR.

EVERYONE IS DOING OK.

A HOSPITAL REP WOULD ONLY SAY. THE MATERNITY WARD IS STAFFED 24-SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


ABC 7 WILL TAKE YOU BACK OUT LIVE TO JET BLUE PARK--

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN MEET SOME OF THE PLAYERS UP CLOSE--

AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE AT THE SAME TIME.

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AND IT'S AN OSCAR NOMINATED MOVIE--

WITH RAVE REVIEWS--

BUT SHOULD IT ALSO BE ADDED TO SCHOOL CURRICULUMS ACROSS THE NATION--

THE CELEB PUSHING FOR IT--

NEXT AT 9.

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TZ5 GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B 12 YEARS A SLAVE IN SCHOOL CURRICULUMS-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


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.

"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.

Patchy dense fog will be a concern once again this morning. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Glades, Hendry, Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties until 9am. Visibilities, especially in those fog prone areas, could fall to less than 1/4 of a mile just around sunrise. Otherwise, temperatures will start off slightly cooler with low 60s in town, with upper 50s across our northern and interior zones. A bit of sunshine will break through during 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...


OSCARS SUNDAY-2SHOT VO


WE ARE JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM THE 86TH ACADEMY AWARDS.

AND PREPARATIONS ARE NOW UNDERWAY FOR HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST NIGHT.

RIGHT NOW. CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK.

THE FAMOUS RED CARPET. IS READY TO GO.

AND A LARGE TENT IS IN PLACE. OUTSIDE THE DOLBY THEATRE. WHERE STARS WALK INTO THE AWARDS SHOW.

YOU CAN WATCH THE OSCARS AT 8:30 RIGHT HERE ON ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD CAPITOL HILL-VO


HOLLYWOOD HEADS TO CAPITOL HILL.

OSCAR-WINNER BEN AFFLECK WILL MEET WITH SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY.

AND OTHERS ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO.

AFFLECK IS THE FOUNDER OF THE EASTERN CONGO INITIATIVE.

ACTOR SETH ROGEN WILL ALSO BE THERE REPRESENTING THE NATIONAL ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION.

HE'LL TAKE PART IN A SENATE HEARING ABOUT THE DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


12 YEARS A SLAVE IN SCHOOL CURRICULUMS -TRX-


AN OSCAR NOMINATED FILM. WILL BE ADDED TO HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUMS.

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER. "12 YEARS A SLAVE". WILL BE IN CLASSROOM NATIONWIDE.

TV PERSONALITY MONTELL WILLIAMS. WORKED WITH THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD TO DISTRIBUTE THE FILM AND BOOK.

IT'S NOT HIS FIRST TIME.

HE ALSO HAD THE 1989 CIVIL WAR FILM 'GLORY'. DISTRIBUTED TO PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS. Return to index of stories...


BITCOIN VIRTUAL-VO


ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST BIT COIN EXCHANGES HAS COLLAPSED.

A COALITION OF VIRTUAL CURRENCY COMPANIES SAID THAT *MT. GOX. WENT UNDER. AFTER SECRETLY RACKING UP CATASTROPHIC LOSSES.

THIS FOLLOWS THE RESIGNATION OF ITS C-E-O ON SUNDAY.

EARLIER THIS MONTH THE EXCHANGE IMPOSED A BAN ON WITHDRAWALS.

TUESDAY IT CEASED ALL OPERATIONS, INCLUDING SHUTTING DOWN ITS WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


NEW INVESTIGATION BOA TROUBLE-TRX-VO


MORE LEGAL TROUBLE. FOR BANK OF AMERICA.

THE BANK IS FACING NEW PROBES. INTO MORTGAGE AND FOREIGN PRACTICES.

AUTHORITIES IN NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND ASIA. HAVE OPEN, ACTIVE, INVESTIGATIONS. Return to index of stories...


POLL:12% OF AMERICANS:IT'S OK TO CHEAT ON TAXES-VO


A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SAY CHEATING ON TAXES IS UNACCEPTABLE.

A NEW SURVEY SHOWS SOME PEOPLE THINK IT'S PERFECTLY FINE TO UNDER-REPORT INCOME, CLAIM BOGUS DEDUCTIONS AND INFLATE CREDITS.

IF YOU DO CHEAT ON YOUR TAXES, BE READY TO COUGH UP A BIG FINE IF YOU'RE CAUGHT.

AND DEPENDING ON THE CASE, YOU COULD EVEN FACE PRISON TIME. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK EMAIL GOING AWAY-VO


AFTER MORE THAN THREE YEARS. FACEBOOK'S EMAIL SERVICE, IS SHUTTING DOWN.

EMAILS SHOWED UP AS MESSAGES FOR FACEBOOK USERS.

BUT IT NEVER TOOK OFF.

FACEBOOK WILL FOCUS MORE ON MOBILE MESSAGING.

LAST WEEK, THE COMPANY ACQUIRED WHATSAPP. A MOBILE MESSAGING SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-2-SHOT


IT'S TIME TO MAKE A CLEAN SWEEP FOR SPRING CLEANING--

AND ABC 7 IS HELPING YOU DO IT--

WE'VE JOINED FORCES WITH GOODWILL OF LEE COUNTY. TO HELP YOU GET A JUMP. ON CLEARING THE CLUTTER.

ABC 7 EVENING ANCHORS JEFF, COURTNEY AND JP.

ARE AT JETBLUE PARK RIGHT NOW. TAKING DONATIONS FOR THOSE IN NEED. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO


ABC7 and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are teaming up for the Clean Sweep community-wide donation drive.

The event will be held on February 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JetBlue Park.

As you clean out your home, you're welcome to bring the following items to the event for donation or disposal:

- Clothing

- Shoes

- Housewares

- Knick knacks

- audio/video CDs & DVDs

- Furniture

- Appliances

- Books

- Hazardous materials

- Personal/financial documents to be shredded by Secure Document Destruction

You can also meet some of the ABC7 team, including Courtney Robinson, Jeff Butera and John Patrick.

We hope to see you there! Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


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TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


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TZ6 A GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-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...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) GOLDEN GATE HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


TAKING A LAST LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL ON THE HUNT. FOR FIVE SUSPECTS WHO HELD A FAMILY AT GUNPOINT.

IT HAPPENED ON WHITE BOULEVARD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

DEPUTIES SAY THE SUSPECTS. TIED UP THE WIFE, THREE KIDS, AND MOTHER-IN-LAW WITH DUCT TAPE.

SNATCHED 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY. AND A THOUSAND IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


TS2) NAPLES HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


AND ANOTHER ARMED ROBBER HITS JUST SOUTH OF THE NAPLES YACHT CLUB ON 17TH AVENUE SOUTH.

THE MASKED MEN HELD THE FAMILY INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN AT GUNPOINT.

AND BINDING THEM TOGETHER WITH DUCT TAPE.

AFTER NEARLY 40 MINUTES OF COLLECTING VALUABLES- THE ROBBERS TOOK THE FAMILY'S B-M-W AND GOT AWAY.

THAT CAR WAS LATER FOUND AT TOMMY BAHAMAS IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ALVA FIRE-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING WE AlVA FIRE FIRE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT.

HOW A FIRE DESTROYED A FAMILY'S GARAGE.

OVERNIGHT A NEIGHBOR SAW THE FLAMES AND BANGED ON THE DOOR TO WAKE THE FAMILY UP.

THEY ALL MADE IT OUT SAFELY BUT LOST THEIR NEW CAR, AND TWO GOLF CARTS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) HARBORSIDE MEETING-VOTOPS


A PLAN TO BRING A NEW HOTEL TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS IS CLOSER TO BECOMING A REALITY.

THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL PRESENT A POTENTIAL CONTRACT FROM THE LATEST DEVELOPER FOR THE HARBORSIDE CENTER.

THIS COMES JUST MONTHS AFTER THE PREVIOUS DEVELOPER BACKED OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE.

IN ORDER TO GET A HOTEL -- THE CITY WILL STILL HAVE TO MAKE ABOUT 10-MILLION DOLLARS IN RENOVATIONS. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-TRX-2-SHOT POP


CLEANUP AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE AT THE SAME TIME.

HELP GOODWILL AND ABC 7 COLLECT CLOTHES, TOYS, EVEN FURNITURE FOR THOSE IN NEED.

CLEAN SWEEP IS GOING ON ALL DAY AT JETBLUE PARK.

COURTNEY, JEFF AND JP ARE THERE. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


Right now we are gearing up for clean sweep.

You can see the truck is ready for your donations.

Goodwill team has been out here setting up this morning.

Event starts at 7.

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GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-VO


ABC7 and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are teaming up for the Clean Sweep community-wide donation drive.

The event will be held on February 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JetBlue Park.

As you clean out your home, you're welcome to bring the following items to the event for donation or disposal:

- Clothing

- Shoes

- Housewares

- Knick knacks

- audio/video CDs & DVDs

- Furniture

- Appliances

- Books

- Hazardous materials

- Personal/financial documents to be shredded by Secure Document Destruction

You can also meet some of the ABC7 team, including Courtney Robinson, Jeff Butera and John Patrick.

We hope to see you there! Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL ABC 7 CLEAN SWEEP-REM LIVE


- what can people donate?

-why is this stuff important?

- some surprises today?

Red Sox word series trophies will be here from 9:30 until 11,

And some players will be here to help out at 11.

The event goes until 4.

Ill be out here all day,

Courtney Jeff and Jp will join me at 9.

Come say hi and bring us you stuff!

Reporting live from jetBlue, Jp. 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...