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BREAKING NEWS CLIP NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES------------- NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL1) AZ BUSINESS BILL-VO-WIPE TS 1) AZ BUSINESS BILL-VOTOPS
HL2) US 50 BEST HOSPITALS-VO-WIPE TS 3) SANIBEL SAILBOAT-VOTOPS
HL3) PRESCHOOLER SAVES DADS LIFE-VOTOPS TS 5) OIL DRILLING HEARING-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL CLINTON DOCS TO BE RELEASED-TRX-VO
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TED CRUZ ANGERS HIS OWN PARTY AGAIN-TRX-VO
SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-2-SHOT POP TRAYVON RALLY IN ORLANDO-TRX-VOTOPS
SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-LIVE U KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL LATEST-TRX-2-SHOT
SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-VO KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL LATEST-PKG
SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-LIVE U KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL LATEST-OC
NAPLES BAR SHOTS FIRED-TRX-OC-SS-VO ARMY SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELORS DISQUALIFIED-TRX-VO
HARLING IN COURT-TRX-SS-OC BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY RULES-TRX-OC-VO-OC
HANLON ARRAIGNMENT-OC VO SS OC DELTA FLIGHT FILLS WITH SMOKE-TRX-VOTOPS
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER-TRX-VO MI CAR CHASE-EANIBOX, VOFULL
UKRAINE ON HIGH ALERT-TRX-OC-NATSVO BUS DRIVER BEATEN-VO
YELLEN TESTIFY-TRX-VOTOPS SPRINT SUED FOR POSTING NUDE PIC OF COUPLE-VO
AZ BUSINESS BILL-TRX-SOT-2-SHOT PRESCHOOLER SAVES DADS LIFE-OC SOTVO-WIPE
AZ BUSINESS BILL-PKG PRESCHOOLER SAVES DADS LIFE-SOTVO
AZ BUSINESS BILL-OC ANCHOR REVEALS NATURAL HAIR AFTER CANCER-OC-SOTVO
TX STRIKES DOWN SS MARRIAGE-TRX-VOTOPS SPIDER VS WEATHER MAN-OC-SOTVO
OIL DRILLING HEARING-TRX-VO SPIDER VS WEATHER MAN-SOTVO
LEE COUNTY FAIR-OC-VO-BNR TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
RED SOX GAME TODAY-TRX-VO TZ5 A PERONALITY OR LOOKS-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 B OLDER FATHERS-VOTOPS
TZ1 A COUPLES & MONEY PITFALLS-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ1 B ROLLING YOUR EYES AND LOVE-VOTOPS PERONALITY OR LOOKS-2SH-VO
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID OLDER FATHERS-VO
COUPLES & MONEY PITFALLS-2-SHOT POP RETIREMENT SURVEY-VO
COUPLES & MONEY PITFALLS-PKG US 50 BEST HOSPITALS-2-SHOT
ROLLING YOUR EYES AND LOVE-2SHOT VO STORM WARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 A HARBORSIDE HOTEL-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS GMA-VOTOPS TAX FILING IDENTITY THEFT-TRX-2-SHOT VO
STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP TAX FILING IDENTITY THEFT-SOTVO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST PROTECTING YOUR INFO-TRX-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL DELTA FREQUENT FLIER PROGRAM-TRX-VOTOPS
CLEAN SWEEP THANK YOU-TRX-2-SHOT VO AMERICAN AIRLINES SPECIAL FARES-TRX-VOTOPS
MAYOR'S NIGHT OUT-TRX-OC SAMS CLUB ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION-VO
HARBORSIDE HOTEL-TRX-VOTOPS GIRL SCOUT COOKIE APP-VO
1 PERCENT SALES TAX FOCUS GROUP-TRX-OC DISNEY ANYWHERE-TRX-VOTOPS
COAST GUARD RESCUE-TRX-VOTOPS COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS-2SHOT VO
SCHOOL BUS CRASH-OC SS VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TZ6 A PAULA DEEN PLANS TO OPEN RESTAURANT-VO
TZ3 A NEW REPORT SUGGESTS DRUGSTORE CLINICS AREN'T TZ6 B JUSTIN BIEBER POLICE TAPES-VO
TZ3 B FDA ANNOUNCES NUTRITION LABELS-VOTOPS FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
NEW REPORT SUGGESTS DRUGSTORE CLINICS AREN'T THE B PAULA DEEN PLANS TO OPEN RESTAURANT-VO
NEW REPORT SUGGESTS DRUGSTORE CLINICS AREN'T THE B SPIKE LEE CONTROVERSY-VO
FDA ANNOUNCES NUTRITION LABELS -TRX-VO JUSTIN BIEBER POLICE TAPES-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ4 A CLINTON DOCS TO BE RELEASED-VO-WIPE TS 1) AZ BUSINESS BILL-VOTOPS
TZ4 B BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY RULES-VOTOPS-WIPE TS 3) SANIBEL SAILBOAT-VOTOPS
TZ4 CSPRINT SUED FOR POSTING NUDE PIC OF COUPLE-VO TS 5) OIL DRILLING HEARING-VOTOPS
CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


IT'S THE MOST TALKED ABOUT ISSUE OF THE DAY

DID A BILL GO TOO FAR AND DISCRIMINATE AGAINST GAYS

THIS MORNING IT'S BEEN VETOED. SO NOW WHAT

THE FALL OUT CONTINUES

AND WANT THE BEST HOSPITAL?

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR

WHICH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

PLACE OF CARE. IS GETTING TOP HONORS, NATIONWIDE.

AND SHE'S ONLY 3

BUT 3 LITTLE NUMBERS SAVED HER DAD'S LIFE

WHAT THIS TODDLER DID.

AND WHY EXPERTS SAY

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HL1) AZ BUSINESS BILL-VO-WIPE


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HL2) US 50 BEST HOSPITALS-VO-WIPE


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HL3) PRESCHOOLER SAVES DADS LIFE-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-2-SHOT POP


ABC SEVEN STAYING ON TOP OF DEVELOPING NEWS.

WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ON A SAILBOAT THAT HIT THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY THIS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED ON THE PART. CLOSEST TO SANIBEL ISLAND.

NO ONE WAS FOUND ON THE BOAT.

ABC7'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE ON THE CAUSEWAY WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-LIVE U


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SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-VO


Confirmed from Lee Control-

Sailboat resting up again the guardrail on the Sanibel causeway.

It's against the last bridge before you actually get onto the island.

Medics transporting someone off the island spotted it and called authorities

They did not find anyone on the boat.

Sanibel Fire department's marine unit is out there on the water.

The investigation is now being transferred over to LCSO as to how it got there and what happened.

** Mike mason will feed video shortly. Cannot go live because of its location and it being dark out. Return to index of stories...


SAILBOAT HITS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY-LIVE U


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NAPLES BAR SHOTS FIRED-TRX-OC-SS-VO


COLLIER DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING. A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE A NORTH NAPLES BAR.

IT HAPPENED AT "SOUTH STREET BAR". ON PINE RIDGE ROAD AROUND 9:45 PM WEDNESDAY.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY. IT HAPPENED AFTER TWO CUSTOMERS GOT INTO A FIGHT.

DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR A SILVER FORD F-250. TO GET MORE INFORMATION FROM THE DRIVER.

NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


HARLING IN COURT-TRX-SS-OC


A JUDGE IS STILL CONSIDERING A MOTION. THROWING OUT KEY EVIDENCE, AGAINST BRIAN HARLING

A WOMAN WHO RENTED HIS CONDO. CLAIMS SHE FOUND CHILD PORN. HIDDEN IN A CLOSET.

EARLIER THIS MONTH A GRAND JURY INDICTED HARLING. ON FIVE COUNTS OF PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORN.

NOW HIS ATTORNEY WANTS THOSE PHOTOS AND FLASH DRIVES THROWN OUT. ARGUING OFFICERS DIDN'T GET A PROPER SEARCH WARRANT.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


HANLON ARRAIGNMENT-OC VO SS OC


A LEE COUNTY MAN'S IN TROUBLE FOR CHILD PORN.

AND BOTH HIM *AND* HIS FATHER ARE FACING CHARGES.

21 YEAR OLD *JOHN HANLON JUNIOR* PLED NOT GUILTY TO A PAIR OF FEDERAL CHILD PORN CHARGES.

A GRAND JURY INDICTED HIM LAST WEEK.

WHEN AUTHORITIES SHOWED UP TO ARREST HANLON TUESDAY --

THEY SAY HIS FATHER GOT AGGRESSIVE.

SO DEPUTIES ARRESTED JOHN HANLON *SENIOR*. FOR RESISTING AN OFFICER.

A JUDGE RELEASED HANLON JUNIOR ON BOND. BUT HE CAN'T LEAVE HIS HOME.

HE FACES UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED.

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


MY BROTHER'S KEEPER-TRX-VO


TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA. ROLLS OUT A NEW INITIATIVE. TO HELP YOUNG AMERICANS.

AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT. HE'LL ANNOUNCE A PROGRAM CALLED 'MY BROTHER'S KEEPER'.

WHICH PLANS TO PARTNER FOUNDATIONS, BUSINESSES, AND OTHER GROUPS.

THE FOCUS IS TO MAKE SURE. EVERY YOUNG MAN OF COLOR, WHO IS WILLING TO WORK HARD. HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET AHEAD, AND REACH HIS FULL POTENTIAL. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE ON HIGH ALERT-TRX-OC-NATSVO


HAPPENING IN THE LAST HOUR.

UKRAINE HAS A NEW PRIME MINISTER.APPROVED BY PARLIAMENT

MEANWHILE THE OUSTED UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT IS ASKING FOR RUSSIA'S PROTECTION FROM -QUOTE- 'EXTREMISTS'.

HE'S ON THE RUN AND THERE'S AN ARREST WARRANT OUT FOR HIM.

protesters

UKRAINE'S POLITICAL CRISIS SPREADING OVERNIGHT.

DOZENS OF HEAVILY ARMED PRO-RUSSIA GUNMEN SEIZED CONTROL OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN THE CRIMEA REGION, WHICH HAS BECOME A FLASHPOINT IN THE EAST-WEST DIVIDE THAT THREATENS TO RIP THE COUNTRY APART.

UKRAINE PUT ITS DOMESTIC SECURITY FORCES ON HIGH ALERT AND URGED RUSSIAN FORCES NOT TO LEAVE THEIR BASE IN SOUTHERN CRIMEA. Return to index of stories...


YELLEN TESTIFY-TRX-VOTOPS


FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR. JANET YELLEN. HEADS TO CAPITOL HILL THIS MORNING.

TESTIFYING BEFORE THE SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE.

NOTHING BIG EXPECTED.

BUT MARKET WATCHERS WILL LISTEN CLOSELY. FOR HINTS ABOUT HER NEXT MOVE.

YELLEN WAS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR TWO WEEKS AGO. BUT THERE WAS BAD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


AZ BUSINESS BILL-TRX-SOT-2-SHOT


after weighing all of the arguments, I have vetoed senate bill 752 minutes ago

GAY RIGHTS. WINS THE DAY IN ARIZONA.

CONSERVATIVE GOVERNOR JAN BREWER. VETOED A BILL. AGREEING WITH OPPONENTS, THAT IT COULD LEAD TO DISCRIMINATION.

BUT THE VETO. DOES NOT END THE DEBATE.

THE STATE STILL BANS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

ABC'S TAHMAN BRADLEY, HAS THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


AZ BUSINESS BILL-PKG


NATS - cheering

Jubilation outside Arizona's capital after word of Governor Jan Brewer's

decision to veto the bill spread.

SOT Gov. Brewer

"I CALL THEM LIKE I SEE THEM DESPITE THE TEARS OR THE BOOS FROM THE CROWD"

The moment captured by this photo released overnight on the Governor's

Twitter account.

1062 caused a firestorm of controversy and set off a national debate.

The bill would have allowed Arizona businesses the right to refuse to serve

gay people on religious grounds.

SOT Gov. Brewer

"THE BILL IS BROADLY WORDED AND COULD RESULT IN UNINTENDED AND NEGATIVE

CONSEQUENCES."

Supporters argued the bill would protect religious freedom.

SOT Maia Arneson, Christian Business Networking, AZ

"WE WANT FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR BELIEF SYSTEMS RESPECTED."

Opponents said it invited discrimination.

SOT State Rep. Martin Quezada, Phoenix

"WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE IS FOR US TO REALLY HAVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT EQUAL

RIGHTS FOR ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY."

The defeat of 1062 is the latest victory for supporters of gay rights and

another sign of a changing nation one that's becoming more tolerant.

But the battle continues for gay rights supporters.

A handful of other states have introduced religious protection legislation

similar to Arizona.

Gay rights activists say these measures open the door to allowing people to

use religion as an excuse for prejudice.

SOT James Yancey

"WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

WHERE THEIR RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS ARE BEING RESTRAINED OR NOT ALLOWED? WE ARE

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AZ BUSINESS BILL-OC


THAT WAS TAHMAN BRADLEY WITH THAT REPORT.

A MAJORITY OF STATES, INCLUDING ARIZONA, HAVE LAWS BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

BUT FEDERAL JUDGES HAVE BEEN STRIKING THEM DOWN MOVING THE ISSUE CLOSER TO THE SUPREME COURT. Return to index of stories...


TX STRIKES DOWN SS MARRIAGE-TRX-VOTOPS


HER VETO CAME HOURS AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE. STRUCK DOWN THE BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. IN THE DEEPLY-CONSERVATIVE STATE OF TEXAS.

THE U-S SUPREME COURT, COULD EVENTUALLY WEIGH IN.

THE RULING IS THE LATEST FROM COURTS. OVERTURNING LAWS BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

IT'S NOW LEGAL IN 17 STATES, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

FLORIDA STILL BANS GAY MARRIAGE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING-TRX-VO


WE COULD HEAR A FINAL DECISION, AS SOON AS TODAY.

ON THE FATE OF OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FLORIDA D-E-P. SAYS IT HAS NO IDEA HOW MUCH POTENTIALLY DEADLY GAS. IS UNDER A PROPOSED DRILLING SITE, IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A HEARING ON A PROPOSED OIL DRILLING PLAN, WILL GO INTO IT'S THIRD DAY.

SO FAR WE KNOW THE STATE. IS NOT REQUIRING THE COMPANY TO TEST FOR HYDROGEN SULFIDE. BEFORE IT ISSUES A DRILLING PERMIT. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FAIR-OC-VO-BNR


WE'RE GETTING EXCITED ABOUT THIS!

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEE COUNTY FAIR OPENS TONIGHT!

ITS "SNEAK PEEK" NIGHT. AT THE FAIRGROUNDS ON BAYSHORE ROAD, EAST OF I-75.

TICKETS ARE 12 DOLLARS

THE FAIR OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

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RED SOX GAME TODAY-TRX-VO


TODAY. THE RED SOX OPEN THE SPRING TRAINING SEASON. WITH TWO COLLEGE EXHIBITION GAMES.

THEY'LL PLAY THE DOUBLE HEADER. STARTING AT 1-PM WITH THE NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY HUSKIES. THEN THE BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES.

IT'S A SELLOUT AT JETBLUE PARK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


ONE TOPIC COUPLES DON'T LIKE TALKING ABOUT IS MONEY.

IT CAN EVEN. LEAD TO BREAK UPS.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN AVOID THOSE COMMON MISTAKES.

AND WE'LL TELL YOU. WHAT IT MEANS WHEN YOU ROLL YOUR EYES. AT YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.

THERAPISTS, TELL ALL. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A COUPLES & MONEY PITFALLS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B ROLLING YOUR EYES AND LOVE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


COUPLES & MONEY PITFALLS-2-SHOT POP


IT'S NEVER THE MOST FUN TOPIC TO DISCUSS AT ANY STAGE OF A RELATIONSHIP---MONEY.

IT CAN PRESENT CHALLENGES.

LOTS OF COUPLES. MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE.

KARIN CAIFA EXPLAINS HOW TO AVOID THEM. Return to index of stories...


COUPLES & MONEY PITFALLS-PKG


WHEN COUPLES COME TOGETHER, SO DO TWO SETS OF FINANCES. AND KIPLINGER'S PERSONAL FINANCE WARNS OF SOME COMMON MISTAKES COUPLES TEND TO MAKE - NO MATTER HOW LONG THEY'VE BEEN TOGETHER.

IT SHOULDN'T BE ONE PERSON DOING ALL OF THE MONEY MANAGEMENT. IT EITHER FEELS LIKE A BURDEN, OR BEING LEFT OUT OF THE LOOP. STILL, TAKE PRECAUTIONS IN CASE THINGS COME APART, ESPECIALLY COUPLES LIVING TOGETHER, BUT NOT MARRIED YET --

You should consider getting a cohabitation agreement, which clearly states the living arrangements that you've agreed to, such as who pays which bills, and if in fact you do have a joint - a bank account, how much each person is contributing to that bank account each month.

A JOINT BANK ACCOUNT IS A GOOD IDEA FOR COUPLES AT ANY STAGE TO PAY THOSE MUTUAL EXPENSES LIKE A MORTGAGE. BUT KIPLINGERS' ALSO RECOMMENDS SPOUSES KEEP SOMETHING SEPARATE, TOO.

It's definitely a good idea to also have your own personal checking account, where you can use it whichever way you like and buy whatever you want, and that'll definitely help you avoid those disagreements with your partner.

IT CAN ALSO HELP IF A SPOUSE PASSES AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY. A JOINT ACCOUNT COULD BE AT RISK FOR BEING FROZEN.

ALSO BE SURE YOU'RE COVERED UNDER DISABILITY INSURANCE IN CASE AN ACCIDENT PUTS ONE INCOME IN JEOPARDY.

AND KEEP THE DIALOGUE CONSTANT, NOT JUST AT KEY POINTS LIKE TAX TIME AND RETIREMENT TIME. Return to index of stories...


ROLLING YOUR EYES AND LOVE-2SHOT VO


DO YOU ROLL YOUR EYES AT YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?

RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS SAY THAT COULD BE A SIGN. YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS DOOMED.

STUDIES SHOWS ROLLING YOUR EYES.

WHEN YOUR PARTNER SPEAKS, IS A SIGN OF CONTEMPT.

AND CONTEMPT. IS THE NUMBER ONE PREDICTOR OF DIVORCE.

ROLLING YOUR EYES SENDS THE MESSAGE THAT IN THAT MOMENT. YOU DON'T RESPECT THE OTHER PERSON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS. MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO GMA THIS MORNING.

WE'LL SHOW YOU NEXT HOW THEY WERE HIGHLIGHTED.

IS A BRAND NEW HOTEL. COMING TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS?

THE CITY WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RENOVATIONS TO HARBORSIDE

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S NEXT.

AND WHY THIS PROJECT IS RAISING SOME CONCERNS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A HARBORSIDE HOTEL-VO


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LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS GMA-VOTOPS


LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS MADE A DEBUT ON GMA TODAY.

YOU REMEMBERED

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RELEASED A MUSIC VIDEO A FEW WEEKS.

STUDENTS- FACULTY AND STAFF DANCE TO PHARRELL WILLIAMS' SONG "HAPPY."

THE VIDEO IS PART OF THE DISTRICT'S PUSH TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED BY REACHING A BROADER AUDIENCE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC CLIP-CLIP


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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.

CLOUDY WITH A FEW SHOWERS

The main thing you will notice about the weather today will be the cloudy skies and cooler temperatures. Under those clouds, we could see a few showers at any time of day. It will by no means be a wash out, but with so much moisture in our atmosphere, a shower can't be ruled out at any time. Highs today will only reach into the low to mid 70s. Winds today will come from the north at about 10 mph.

We'll still have plenty of cloud cover tonight and it will be a bit cooler with lows in the mid 50s. By tomorrow, the cloud cover will be decreasing as afternoon highs rebound into the mid to upper 70s. Then, by the weekend we'll have mainly sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN SWEEP THANK YOU-TRX-2-SHOT VO


A CLEAN SWEEP. FEELS GOOD.

BUT WHEN YOU SORTED THROUGH CLOSETS AND DRAWERS. GETTING RID OF UNWANTED ITEMS. YOU ALSO HELPED OUT THE COMMUNITY.

ABC-7 AND GOODWILL JOINED FORCES. FOR OUR SECOND CLEAN SWEEP WEDNESDAY.

THE TRUCK WAS STUFFED BY DAYS END.

PEOPLE DONATED CLOTHES ELECTRONICS AND MORE.

ALL OF THESE ITEMS WILL BE SOLD IN THE 29 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOODWILL STORES.

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MAYOR'S NIGHT OUT-TRX-OC


CAPE MAYOR SAWICKI WILL HOST HER MONTHLY "MAYOR'S NIGHT OUT".

IF YOU WANT A CHANCE TO MEET ONE ON ONE WITH THE MAYOR. YOU CAN GO TO TONIGHT'S EVENT AT JILL'S JOINT FROM 6 TO 8.

IT'S LOCATED IN THE NORTH CAPE INDUSTRIAL PARK OFF ANDALUSIA BOULEVARD.

THE MAYOR IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO BRING A CANNED FOOD ITEM FOR THE CAPE CORAL CARING CENTER. Return to index of stories...


HARBORSIDE HOTEL-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. A FEW CONCERNS ARE RAISED. AS PLANS MOVE FORWARD FOR A BRAND NEW HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE CITY'S COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CITY LEADERS DECIDED TO VOTE ON THE ISSUE NEXT MONDAY.

SOME QUESTIONS ASKED BY CITY LEADERS INCLUDE.

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE PROJECT WAS A BIG FLOP?

THE CITY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RENOVATIONS TO HARBORSIDE.

BUT OTHERS SAY IF ALL GOES AS PLANNED. IT COULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. Return to index of stories...


1 PERCENT SALES TAX FOCUS GROUP-TRX-OC


TODAY. CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS. ARE INVITED TO WEIGH IN.

ON HOW TO USE A ONE-PERCENT LOCAL SALES TAX.

THE SERIES OF MEETINGS. IS MEANT TO PRIORITIZE THE PROJECTS, FUNDED BY THE TAX.

TODAY'S MEETING. STARTS AT 3 THIS AFTERNOON. AT THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER. Return to index of stories...


COAST GUARD RESCUE-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. WE HAVE VIDEO OF THE U-S COAST GUARD IN ACTION.

WHEN A HELICOPTER CREW PULLED A SICK PASSENGER OFF A CRUISE SHIP IN THE GULF WEDNESDAY.

"PARADISE" WAS 180 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MARCO ISLAND WHEN A PASSENGER GOT SICK.

THE CREW LOWERED A RESCUE SWIMMER, HOISTED THE MAN UP, THEN RUSHED THE 66-YEAR-OLD TO TAMPA GENERAL.

THE COAST GUARD'S IS HAPPY WITH THE TURNOUT.

IT SAYS THESE RESCUES ARE VERY DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS CRASH-OC SS VO


THIS MORNING. CAPE CORAL OFFICIALS SAY. FOG IS TO BLAME FOR A SCHOOL BUS CRASH WEDNESDAY.

A WOMAN DROVE HER BLUE SPORTS CAR IN FRONT OF THE BUS. NEAR CHIQUITA BOULEVARD AND DIPLOMAT PARKWAY.

THE BUS, T-BONED THE CAR.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS. DID NOT TURN ON BECAUSE OF THE FOG.

THE DRIVER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

22 STUDENTS WERE ON THE CHARTER SCHOOL BUS.

ONE CHILD WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


PARENTS USE DRUGSOTRE CLINICS THAT ARE FAST. AND LOW COST.

LIKE CVS AND WALLGREENS.

BUT THERE'S A NEW WARNING TODAY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THESE CLINICS MAY BE HURTING YOUR CHILD INSTEAD OF HELPING.

MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO FOOD LABELS. YOU SEE AT THE GROCERY STORE!

IT COULD CHANGE. EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW, ABOUT FOOD. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A NEW REPORT SUGGESTS DRUGSTORE CLINICS AREN'T


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TZ3 B FDA ANNOUNCES NUTRITION LABELS-VOTOPS


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NEW REPORT SUGGESTS DRUGSTORE CLINICS AREN'T THE B


IT MAY BE CONVENIENT.

AND CHEAPER

BUT ARE YOU SHORT CHANGING YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH

DRUG STORE HEALTH CLINICS. GET THEM IN AND OUT

BUT ARE THEY MISSING SOMETHIING

ABC'S DR. RICHARD BESSER EXPLAINS.

WHY YOUR FAMILY DOC, COULD BE BETTER. Return to index of stories...


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FDA ANNOUNCES NUTRITION LABELS -TRX-VO


DR. RICHARD BESSER REPORTING.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT 20 YEARS. NUTRITION LABELS WILL BE GETTING A MAKEOVER.

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSED NEW RULES THAT WOULD CHANGE THE SERVING SIZE AND UPDATING THE RECOMMENDED DAILY GUIDELINES FOR VARIOUS NUTRIENTS.

THE GUIDELINES WILL BE ANNOUNCED TODAY BY FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA DURING AN EVENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE NEW RULES WOULD GO INTO EFFECT TWO YEARS AFTER THEY ARE FINALIZED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


EVERYONE IS WAITING FOR CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS TO COME OUT ABOUT THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.

THERE'S 33-THOUSAND PAGES OF CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO'S INVOLVED IN THESE DOCUMENTS.

THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES MADE AT THE NEXT BOSTON MARATHON.

RUNNERS ARE BARRED FROM CARRYING CERTAIN ITEMS.

IF YOU JUST WANT TO WATCH.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

A COUPLE SUES SPRINT OVER NUDE PICTURES.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT ONE EMPLOYEE DID WITH THE PICTURES. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A CLINTON DOCS TO BE RELEASED-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY RULES-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 CSPRINT SUED FOR POSTING NUDE PIC OF COUPLE-VO


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

INVESTORS ARE STILL RELUCTANT. TO PUSH STOCKS HIGHER. BEFORE EVIDENCE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH.

FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT DAY.

THE S&P TRADED IN RECORD NUMBERS. BUT FELL BACK, BEFORE THE CLOSE.

THE DOW WAS UP 19 POINTS.

THIS MORNING.

FUTURES POINT TO MORE GAINS. Return to index of stories...


TS 1) AZ BUSINESS BILL-VOTOPS


ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN BREWER VETOED THE CONTROVERSIAL SENATE BILL 1062.

THE SO-CALLED "RELIGIOUS FREEDOM" BILL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED BUSINESS OWNERS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO GAYS AND LESBIANS, OR ANYONE ELSE, BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

GOVERNOR BREWER SAID HER AGENDA WAS TO SIGN INTO LAW LEGISLATION THAT ADVANCES ARIZONA. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) SANIBEL SAILBOAT-VOTOPS


OUR CREWS ARE ON SCENE. WHERE A SAILBOAT, HIT THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

MEDICAL RESPONDERS TOOK ONE PERSON OFF THE ISLAND.

BUT NO ONE WAS FOUND ON THE BOAT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION.

WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT. HOW IT GOT THERE. AND A POSSIBLE CONNECTION.

THE SAILBOAT WAS TOWED AWAY FROM THE BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) OIL DRILLING HEARING-VOTOPS


WE COULD HEAR A FINAL DECISION, AS SOON AS TODAY.

ON THE FATE OF OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FLORIDA D-E-P. SAYS IT HAS NO IDEA HOW MUCH POTENTIALLY DEADLY GAS. IS UNDER A PROPOSED DRILLING SITE, IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SO FAR WE KNOW THE STATE. IS NOT REQUIRING THE COMPANY TO TEST FOR HYDROGEN SULFIDE. BEFORE IT ISSUES A DRILLING PERMIT. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DOCS TO BE RELEASED-TRX-VO


CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS FROM THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION. ARE COMING OUT SOON.

33-THOUSAND PAGES OF DOCUMENTS. HAVE CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS --- BETWEEN THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT AND HIS ADVISERS, AND POTENTIALLY HILLARY CLINTON.

NO RELEASE IS PUBLIC YET.

BUT A NATIONAL ARCHIVES SPOKESMAN. SAYS IT WILL BE ASAP. AND BEFORE THE LEGAL DEADLINE. Return to index of stories...


TED CRUZ ANGERS HIS OWN PARTY AGAIN-TRX-VO


IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ KEPT HIS PLEDGE. NOT WORK TO UNSEAT G-O-P INCUMBENTS.

ACCORDING TO POLITICO, CRUZ SENT A FUNDRAISING LETTER ON BEHALF OF A TEA PARTY GROUP, "THE MADISON PROJECT."

THIS GROUP IS VYING TO REPLACE SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE REPUBLICANS.

A SPOKESWOMAN FOR CRUZ SAID HE'D AGREED TO SEND THE MADISON PROJECT LETTER BEFORE MAKING THAT PLEDGE Return to index of stories...


TRAYVON RALLY IN ORLANDO-TRX-VOTOPS


TWO YEARS LATER.

HIS DEATH MAKES WAVES, ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

VIGILS NATIONWIDE. REMEMBERED 17-YEAR-OLD TRAYVON MARTIN.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SHOT AND KILLED THE UNARMED TEEN.

HE WAS ACQUITTED OF MURDER, LAST YEAR.

TRAYVON'S PARENTS STILL HOPE TO CHANGE "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAWS. Return to index of stories...


KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL LATEST-TRX-2-SHOT


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL.

THE DAUGHTER OF ROBERT KENNEDY TAKING THE STAND TO DEFEND HERSELF.

SHE'S BEING CHARGED. WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AMBIEN.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO. HAS THE LASTEST ON THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL LATEST-PKG


TESTIFYING FOR ALMOST THREE HOURS WEDNESDAY, KERRY KENNEDY SAID THIS IS

SIMPLY A CASE OF MIXED-UP MEDICINETELLING THE JURY QUOTE "I THOUGHT

I WAS TAKING MY THYROID MEDICATION"ADDING THAT THE INCIDENT LEFT HER QUOTE "

CONFUSED AND SCARED."

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS PRESENTED THE NEAR IDENTICAL BOTTLES OF KENNEDY'S

PRESCRIPTION THYROID MEDICINE AND A GENERIC FORM OF AMBIEN

AS KENNEDY RECOUNTED THE JULY 2012 MORNING WHEN SHE SAYS SHE ACCIDENTALLY

TOOK THE PRESCRIPTION SLEEP AID INSTEAD OF A THYROID PILL BEFORE EATING A

BREAKFAST OF CARROTS AND CAPPUCCINOAND HEADING TO THE GYM.

ON THE STAND, SHE SAID SHE DIDN'T REALIZE ANYTHING WAS WRONG, SAYING QUOTE "IF I REALIZED I WAS IMPAIRED, I WOULD HAVE PULLED OVER."

BUT KENNEDY SIDESWIPED A TRACTOR TRAILER. HER DEFENSE SAID SHE WAS SLEEP

DRIVING

Sot - Kennedy speaking to press in 2012

I have no memory until I was stopped at a traffic light.

THE 54-YEAR OLD FACES A SINGLE MISDEMEANOR COUNT OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED

THE NORMALLY PRIVATE KENNEDY SPENT SEVERAL MINUTES ON THE STAND TALKING

ABOUT HER VERY PUBLIC FAMILY AFFECTIONATELY REFERRING TO HER FATHER, THE

LATE ROBERT F. KENNEDY AS QUOTE "DADDY" AND TALKING ABOUT HIS ASSASSINATION,

SAYING QUOTE "MY FATHER DIED WHEN I WAS EIGHTHE WAS KILLED WHEN HE WAS

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT." /

Sot - Dana Cole / Legal Analyst

Some jurors would probably be enamored with it and have great compassion for

her because of her background while other jurors may think she's trading

off her name

PROSECUTORS SAY SHE WAS CARELESS IN TAKING THE WRONG PILL, SHOULD HAVE

REALIZED SHE WASN'T FEELING WELL, AND ONLY CARES ABOUT PRESERVING HER PUBLIC

IMAGE. Return to index of stories...


KERRY KENNEDY TRIAL LATEST-OC


THAT WAS MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO WITH THAT REPORT.

FINAL WITNESSES AND POSSIBLY CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. Return to index of stories...


ARMY SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELORS DISQUALIFIED-TRX-VO


AN INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE ARMY HAS DISQUALIFIED MORE THAN 500 SOLDIERS FROM BEING SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELORS.

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL REQUESTED THE REVIEW WHICH STARTED LAST YEAR IN AUGUST.

IT FOUND THAT THESE PEOPLE HAD A VARIETY OF VIOLATIONS RANGING FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT TO CHILD ABUSE TO DRUNKEN DRIVING.

AN ARMY OFFICIAL SAYS THESE INFRACTIONS PREVENT THESE PEOPLE FROM SERVING IN A POSITION OF TRUST. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY RULES-TRX-OC-VO-OC


HAPPENING NOW ---

NEW SECURITY MEASURES, AT THE BOSTON MARATHON THIS YEAR.

RUNNERS ARE BARRED FROM CARRYING BAGS. AND ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT.

AND NOTHING THAT COVERS THE FACE, OR BULKY CLOTHES.

NO STROLLERS, NEAR THE STARTING OR FINISHING LINE.

NO BACKPACKS. GLASS CONTAINERS. LIQUIDS OVER ONE LITER. VESTS WITH POCKETS. SUITCASES AND ROLLING BAGS.

RUNNERS *CAN CARRY FANNY PACKS.

THE BOSTON MARATHON IS COMING UP ON APRIL 21ST. Return to index of stories...


DELTA FLIGHT FILLS WITH SMOKE-TRX-VOTOPS


THE SMELL OF SMOKE FILLED A PLANE AFTER LANDING AT CALIFORNIA'S OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LATE WEDNESDAY.

SKY-WEST FLIGHT 44-54 ARRIVED FROM LOS ANGELES ON SCHEDULE.

AN AIRLINE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE CAPTAIN LANDED THE PLANE NORMALLY AND TAXIED TO THE GATE WITHOUT A PROBLEM.

NO ONE WAS INJURIED AND NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


MI CAR CHASE-EANIBOX, VOFULL


A WILD CAR CHASE IN MICHIGAN ENDS WITH A DRAMATIC CRASH.

AND IT WAS CAPTURED ON THE OFFICER'S DASHBOARD CAMERA.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS--

THE OFFICER WAS TRYING TO PULL OVER A CAR DRIVING ERRATICALLY, WHEN THE DRIVER TOOK OFF---REACHING SPEEDS OF OVER 90-MILES PER HOUR.

THE CAR THEN CROSS THROUGH ON COMING TRAFFIC --

SKIDS OFF THE ROAD AND CRASHES INTO AN ELECTRICAL POLE AND TREE -- BEFORE COMING TO A STOP.

A 44-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS PULLED OUT OF THE CAR AND WAS SERIOUSLY INJURIED.

SHE'LL BE CHARGED WITH FELONY FLEEING AND ELUDING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER BEATEN-VO


A BUS DRIVER TRIES TO KICK A PASSENGER OFF THE BUS---

AFTER HE STARTED ACTING UNRULY AND SWEARING AT OTHER RIDERS.

THAT PASSENGER LASHED OUT IN A BRUTAL ATTACK.

IT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

THE BUS DRIVER ASKED THE PASSENGER TO LEAVE AFTER THEY BEGAN TO ARGUE.

THE DRIVER TRIED TO PUSH HIM OFF THE BUS.

THEN THAT'S WHEN THE PASSENGER STARTED PUNCHING HIM REPEATEDLY.

ANOTHER PASSENGER TRIED TO COME TO THE DRIVER'S AID BUT IT APPEARED DIFFICULT TO HOLD BACK THE ATTACKER.

THE MAN WAS LATER ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THIRD DEGREE ASSAULT. Return to index of stories...


SPRINT SUED FOR POSTING NUDE PIC OF COUPLE-VO


SPRINT COULD BE IN SOME TROUBLE --

A CALIFORNIA COUPLE. IS SUING. FOR NAKED PICS THAT ENDED UP ON FACEBOOK.

THE WOMAN CLAIMS THEY CAME FROM A PHONE. SHE EXCHANGED FOR A NEWER MODEL.

SPRINT EMPLOYEES PROMISED HER. ALL PERSONAL DATA, WOULD BE DELETED.

BUT A STORE IN KENTUCKY FOUND THE PHOTOS. AND MAYBE POSTED THEM ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE.

SPRINT IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


PRESCHOOLER SAVES DADS LIFE-OC SOTVO-WIPE


A 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL SAVED HER FATHERS LIFE-

BECAUSE SHE KNEW HOW TO DIAL 9-1-1.

"I pressed, I pressed this button and press nine, and one and one. I put it in daddy's ear and he talked to the police. And then I was crying. And then I was really brave."

SHAWN POWERS WAS IN HIS BACKYARD CUTTING UP A FALLEN TREE WITH A MACHETE.

THAT'S WHEN HE CUT HIS ARM SO BADLY. HE NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION.

LUCKILY HE AND HIS WIFE TAUGHT THEIR DAUGHTER HOW TO DIAL 9-1-1 LAST DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


PRESCHOOLER SAVES DADS LIFE-SOTVO


"You just get the word out to parents that it's never too early to teach your child how to call for help if it's needed. Praise the Lord. Shawn's alive, and our family's still a family."

DOCTORS TOLD SHAWN HIS ARM SHOULD HEAL IN SIX MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


ANCHOR REVEALS NATURAL HAIR AFTER CANCER-OC-SOTVO


A T-V ANCHOR IN TENNESSEE. SHARES HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER, WITH THE AUDIENCE.

ON WEDNESDAY, PAM MCKELVY. TOOK A FINAL STEP IN HER JOURNEY -- AND SHE DID IT ON CAMERA.

WATCH.

A WOMAN'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HAIR IS SACRED. HER HAIR IS HER CROWN OF GLORY. AND FOR WOMEN IN TV- IT'S INTENSIFIED. I LOST MY HAIR AFTER CHEMO AND I'VE BEEN WEARING A WIG SINCE THIS PAST MARCH. THIS IS A MILESTONE "BLESSED" EXPERIENCE FOR ME.

AND NOW SHE SHOWS HER REAL HAIR.

MCKELVY'S CANCER WAS DISCOVERED. DURING HER ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM.

SHE HAD A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY. Return to index of stories...


SPIDER VS WEATHER MAN-OC-SOTVO


A CALIFORNIA WEATHERMAN HAS BECOME THE LATEST BROADCASTER TO GET SPOOKED BY A SPIDER ON AIR.

Take it easy Perlman, take it easy. I hate spiders, man, especially when you're bald, you feel them crawling on your head ew ew

SUDDENLY THE SPIDER BECAME ITSY BITSY.

AND AARON JOINED THE RANKS OF ON AIR TALENT PEOPLE AMBUSHED BY A BUG OF SOME SORT.

BUT HAVING A BUG FLY IN YOUR MOUTH NOW THAT CAN MAKE YOU A STAR.

MANY OF US MAY REMEMBER THIS. Return to index of stories...


SPIDER VS WEATHER MAN-SOTVO


That led to Chris Wood's death what the bleep was that I'm dying in this country bleep bleeped up town.

ISIAH CAREY HAS GOTTEN AN EMMY FOR HIS REPORTING, BUT HE'S GOTTEN OVER 19-MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE JUST FOR ALMOST SWALLOWING A BUG. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


DOES PERSONALITY COME BEFORE BEAUTY?

YOU MAY BE SURPRISED. WHO WOMEN PICK. TO SAY "I DO' TO.

DEPENDING WHAT YOU PICK----HE MIGHT NOT PUT A RING ON IT.

WE ALL KNOW. WOMEN HAVE A BIOLOGICAL CLOCK.

AND MEN. ARE NOW BEING PUT IN THE SAME BOAT.

THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES, DEPEND ON IT.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A PERONALITY OR LOOKS-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B OLDER FATHERS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


PERONALITY OR LOOKS-2SH-VO


LADIES, WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR.IN A GUY?

PERSONALITY OR LOOKS?

DEPENDS ON YOUR GOAL.

WOMEN LIKE ATTRACTIVE GUYS.

BUT THEY *MARRY MEN, WITH BETTER PERSONALITIES.

GUYS WITH ABOVE AVERAGE LOOKS---

END UP LIVING WITH PARTNERS, BUT DON'T GET MARRIED.

PERSONALITY TRUMPS BEAUTY. Return to index of stories...


OLDER FATHERS-VO


WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING A CHILD. THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK, TICKS LOUDLY.

BUT MEN SHOULD PAY ATTENTION, TOO.

NEW STUDIES SHOW. THE OLDER THE NEW FATHER. THE MORE LIKELY A CHILD HAS, MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

FORTY-SOMETHING MEN. ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. ADHD. AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIORS.

RESEARCHERS ALSO LINKED PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL. AND LOWER INTELLIGENCE TO A FATHER'S AGE.

AS MEN ENCOUNTER MORE ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS. IT COULD MUTATE D-N-A IN SPERM. Return to index of stories...


RETIREMENT SURVEY-VO


THIS MORNING WE'RE ALSO LEARNING. OLDER WORKERS ARE FEELING MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT RETIREMENT.

CAREER BUILDER FOUND 45-PERCENT OF WORKERS 60 AND OLDER PLAN TO GET PART OR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT. AFTER RETIRING FROM THEIR CURRENT JOB.

THAT'S DOWN 15-POINTS FROM LAST YEAR.

THOSE WHO SAY THEY'RE PUTTING OFF RETIREMENT. WENT DOWN THREE PERCENT.

18-PERCENT OF WOMEN POLLED DON'T THINK THEY WILL EVER BE ABLE TO RETIRE.

THAT'S COMPARED TO SEVEN-PERCENT OF MEN. Return to index of stories...


US 50 BEST HOSPITALS-2-SHOT


YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR. TO GET THE NATION'S TOP HEALTH CARE.

IN FACT. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO ANYWHERE.

LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTH PARK MEDICAL CENTER IS NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S 50 BEST HOSPITALS.

ONLY ONE PERCENT OF HOSPITALS IN THE NATION ACHIEVED THIS LEVEL OF RECOGNITION.

THE HOSPITAL WILL GET RECOGNIZED TODAY AT GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER AT 1 PM. 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.

CLOUDY WITH A FEW SHOWERS

The main thing you will notice about the weather today will be the cloudy skies and cooler temperatures. Under those clouds, we could see a few showers at any time of day. It will by no means be a wash out, but with so much moisture in our atmosphere, a shower can't be ruled out at any time. Highs today will only reach into the low to mid 70s. Winds today will come from the north at about 10 mph.

We'll still have plenty of cloud cover tonight and it will be a bit cooler with lows in the mid 50s. By tomorrow, the cloud cover will be decreasing as afternoon highs rebound into the mid to upper 70s. Then, by the weekend we'll have mainly sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TAX FILING IDENTITY THEFT-TRX-2-SHOT VO


WE LIVE IN THE *WORST STATE. FOR TAX FRAUD.

YES, WE'RE NUMBER ONE.

THE I-R-S CLAIMS THEY *PREVENT* BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM BEING STOLEN EVERY YEAR DURING IDENTITY THEFT SCAMS.

YET MORE AND MORE CASES KEEP FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS.

MATTHEW SAENZ --- SAYS HE WORKED FOR DAYS ON THE TURBO TAX WEBSITE --

GETTING ALL HIS NUMBERS IN ORDER.

BUT WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO THE FINAL STEPS.

HIS TAXES WOULDN'T GO THROUGH. Return to index of stories...


TAX FILING IDENTITY THEFT-SOTVO


46:08-46:13

"I tried resubmitting it two or three times in a row and kept getting the same error"

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE, SOMEONE COULD'VE STOLEN HIS IDENTITY.

TAX PREPARERS SAY. THEY SEE THIS A LOT.

IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU CONTACT THE I-R-S.

YOU'LL ALSO WANT TO ASK YOUR CREDIT COMPANY TO PUT OUT A FRAUD ALERT. Return to index of stories...


PROTECTING YOUR INFO-TRX-VO


TODAY ABC-7 HAS ADVICE FROM F-D-I-C OFFICERS. ON HOW TO KEEP CYBER CRIMINALS FROM ACCESSING YOUR INFORMATION---

ESPECIALLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA SITES.

CROOKS OFTEN SCAN THEM LOOKING FOR YOUR MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME, PETS' NAMES TO HELP FIGURE OUT PASSWORDS.

IF YOU'RE SELLING SOMETHING ONLINE, BEWARE OF A BUYER WHO WANTS TO WIRE YOU THE MONEY.

IT MIGHT BE A PLOY TO GET YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION.

AND BE SUSPICIOUS OF ANY UN-SOLICITED EMAILS THAT HAVE LINKS OR ATTACHMENTS TO CLICK ON.

IT COULD CONTAIN MALWARE TO CAPTURE OUR PASSWORDS AND PIN NUMBERS. Return to index of stories...


DELTA FREQUENT FLIER PROGRAM-TRX-VOTOPS


DELTA IS MAKING MAJOR CHANGES. TO ITS FREQUENT-FLIER PROGRAM.

THE AIRLINE WILL BASE REWARDS. ON MONEY SPENT. NOT MILES FLOWN.

THE CHANGE WILL TAKE EFFECT NEXT YEAR.

SO FAR. NO OTHER AIRLINE IS CHANGING THEIR POLICY. Return to index of stories...


AMERICAN AIRLINES SPECIAL FARES-TRX-VOTOPS


AMERICAN AIRLINES IS ALSO MAKING CHANGES TO A SPECIAL PROGRAM

THE AIRLINE IS ELIMINATING BEREAVEMENT FARES.

YOU WON'T BE TO GET SPECIAL PRICES LAST MINUTE WHEN A RELATIVE DIES.

AMERICAN'S MERGER PARTNER, U-S AIRWAYS, DOES NOT HAVE A BEREAVEMENT POLICY. Return to index of stories...


SAMS CLUB ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION-VO


WOULDN'T IT BE NICE. TO GET YOUR GROCERIES. AT YOUR FRONT DOOR?

SAM'S CLUB IS TESTING IT OUT.

IT'S CALLED "MY SUBSCRIPTIONS". AND RIGHT NOW IT OFFERS 700-ITEMS.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICES ARE THE SAME AS WAREHOUSE PRICES.

SHIPPING IS FREE.

SAM'S CLUB SAYS SO FAR, DIAPERS HAVE BEEN A POPULAR ITEM. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCOUT COOKIE APP-VO


IF YOU'RE A GIRL SCOUT COOKIE ENTHUSIAST. THERE'S A SMART PHONE APP. CALLING YOUR NAME.

IT'S CALLED "COOKIE LOCATOR". AND IT USES YOUR PHONE'S G-P-S TO FIND THE NEAREST TROOP IN YOUR AREA.

IT WILL EVEN MAP YOUR ROUTE. TO GET TO YOUR FAVORITE TREAT. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY ANYWHERE-TRX-VOTOPS


AND DISNEY HAS A NEW VIRTUAL LOCKER. WHERE YOU CAN STORE ALL OF YOUR MOVIES.

BUT THE CATCH IS. THEY HAVE TO BE DISNEY MOVIES.

IT'S CALLED "DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE."

USERS CREATE A FREE ACCOUNT. WHERE THEY CAN MANAGE MOVIES THEY'VE BOUGHT ONLINE, DIGITAL COPIES, OR IN A STORE.

THE APP WORKS ON ANY APPLE DEVICE. Return to index of stories...


COUNTDOWN TO THE OSCARS-2SHOT VO


TODAY. WE'RE COUNTING DOWN TO THE OSCARS. RIGHT HERE ON ABC-7.

ROBIN ROBERTS AND JOSH ELLIOTT WILL HOST A SPECIAL PROGRAM TONIGHT AT 8 PM.

WHERE YOU CAN GET A BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS.

PLUS. INTERVIEWS WITH THIS YEAR'S NOMINEES. AND RARELY SEEN FOOTAGE OF THE NOMINATED STARS BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS.

SO KEEP IT RIGHT HERE. ALL DAY LONG. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


IS PAULA DEEN MAKING A COMEBACK?

SHE HAS HER SITES SET ON SOME PROPERTY IN TENNESSEE.

WE'LL TELL WHAT HER NEW BUSINESS VENTURE SHE IS WORKING ON.

JUSTIN BIEBER HAS A NEW VIDEO --

AND IT'S MAKING HEADLINES.

BUT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT A MUSIC VIDEO --

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TZ6 A PAULA DEEN PLANS TO OPEN RESTAURANT-VO


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TZ6 B JUSTIN BIEBER POLICE TAPES-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...


PAULA DEEN PLANS TO OPEN RESTAURANT-VO


PAUL DEEN IS MAKING HER WAY BACK!

DEEN PLANS TO OPEN A RESTAURANT THIS SUMMER. IN PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE.

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

PIGEON FORGE -- NEAR THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS -- IS A BIG HUM. EVEN HAS DOLLYWOOD.

THIS WILL BE DEEN'S FIRST EFFORT. TO REVIVE HER BRAND. SINCE SHE ADMITTED TO USING A RACIAL SLUR YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


SPIKE LEE CONTROVERSY-VO


SPIKE LEE IS STIRRING UP CONTROVERSY.

THE DIRECTOR SPOKE AT AN EVENT IN BROOKLYN TUESDAY NIGHT. AND WENT ON A RANT AGAINST *GENTRIFICATION* AFTER HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE ISSUE BY AN AUDIENCE MEMBER.

HE USED PRETTY VULGAR LANGUAGE.

LEE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT RACE RELATIONS IN THE PAST. Return to index of stories...


JUSTIN BIEBER POLICE TAPES-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK. AT NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO. OF JUSTIN BIEBER'S ARREST IN MAIMI --

HE'S AT THE MIAMI BEACH POLICE STATION. TAKING A SOBRIETY TEST.

THE SINGER AND HIS FRIEND. WERE ARRESTED FOR DRAG RACING JANUARY 23RD.

BIEBER HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY.TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, RESISTING ARREST, AND DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS 1) AZ BUSINESS BILL-VOTOPS


ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN BREWER VETOED THE CONTROVERSIAL SENATE BILL 1062.

THE SO-CALLED "RELIGIOUS FREEDOM" BILL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED BUSINESS OWNERS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO GAYS AND LESBIANS, OR ANYONE ELSE, BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

GOVERNOR BREWER SAID HER AGENDA WAS TO SIGN INTO LAW LEGISLATION THAT ADVANCES ARIZONA. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) SANIBEL SAILBOAT-VOTOPS


OUR CREWS ARE ON SCENE. WHERE A SAILBOAT, HIT THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

MEDICAL RESPONDERS TOOK ONE PERSON OFF THE ISLAND.

BUT NO ONE WAS FOUND ON THE BOAT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION.

WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT. HOW IT GOT THERE.

WE KNOW THAT THE CASES ARE NOT RELATED.

THE SAILBOAT WAS TOWED AWAY FROM THE BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) OIL DRILLING HEARING-VOTOPS


WE COULD HEAR A FINAL DECISION, AS SOON AS TODAY.

ON THE FATE OF OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FLORIDA D-E-P. SAYS IT HAS NO IDEA HOW MUCH POTENTIALLY DEADLY GAS. IS UNDER A PROPOSED DRILLING SITE, IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SO FAR WE KNOW THE STATE. IS NOT REQUIRING THE COMPANY TO TEST FOR HYDROGEN SULFIDE. BEFORE IT ISSUES A DRILLING PERMIT. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

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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...