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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 A WTC JUMPERS-VO-WIPE
HL2) FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VO-WIPE TZ4 B CHRISTIE ATTORNEYS FIND NO LINK TO SCANDAL-V
HL2) DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-VO-WIPE TZ4 C SHAQ VITALE FT MYERS-VOTOPS
HL3) FAST EXCERCISE-VOTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL4) SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-SOTVO BUMP SHOT-CAM 10 REVERSE BUMP
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
FIRST WEATHER-VIPER-2 SH TS1) DUSTIN JAYE'S TRIAL-SS-VO
FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-TRX 2 SH POP TS2) DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-VOTOPS
FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE TS3) FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS
FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VO WTC JUMPERS-TRX-2 SH POP
FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE WTC JUMPERS-PKG
CAPE CORAL ACCIDENT-TRX TOWER CAM WTC JUMPERS-OC
DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-TRX-VO CHRISTIE ATTORNEYS FIND NO LINK TO SCANDAL-TRX-VO
MISSING PLANE SEARCH & EXPLAINATION-TRX-ANIBOX JUDGE JOE BROWN IN JAIL-TRX-SOTVO
MISSING PLANES FAMILIES COLLECT MILLIONS-vo TEXAS OIL SPILL UPDATE-TRX-VO
NORFOLK NAVAL SHOOTING-TRX-VO ROVING BANDITS-VO
MUDSLIDE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS-TRX-VO MN CAR PILEUP ON TAPE -TRX-VOTPS
CHICAGO TRAIN DERAILMENT CAUSE-TRX-VOTOPS CATCHING HAMMERHEAD SHARK-OC-NATS-VO
OBAMA NSA OVERHAUL-TRX-OC ALL MALE COFFEE STAND-OC-SS
SUPREME COURT HEARINGS-TRX-VO HONEY ROLLOVER-TRX-VOTOPS
DUSTIN JAYE'S TRIAL-TRX-OC-(2SS)-VO GIRL SCOUT COOKIE RECORD-VO
CONNIE BAKER DEPUTY REPORT-OC SHAQ VITALE FT MYERS-VO
STAND YOUR GROUND TASK FORCE-TRX-VO SHAQ VITALE FT MYERS-SOTVO
NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-TRX-VO TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 A SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-VO-WIPE
TZ1 A FAST EXCERCISE-VOTOPS TZ5 B SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES-VOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
FAST EXCERCISE-2-SHOT SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-2-SHOT
FAST EXCERCISE-PKG SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-PKG
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-OC
TZ2 A SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-VO ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 B MERCURY FOLLOWUP-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-2-SHOT FORECAST-WX WALL
SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-SOTVO SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES-2 SHOT
PICS SHAQ-VOTOPS SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES-PKG
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP SECURING YOUR INFORMATION-TRX-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST CANDY CRUSH STOCKS-TRX-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL GOOGLE LUXOTTICA GROUP DEAL-TRX-VOTOPS
OIL MEETING-TRX-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
MERCURY FOLLOWUP-TRX-VO TZ6 A DANCING W THE STARS ELIMINATION-VO
LEE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-TRX-OC VIDBOX RVL TZ6 B RIHANNA HONORED FOR STYLE-VO
BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP-TRX-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
ROLEX THEFT SURVEILLANCE-TRX-VOTOPS DANCING W THE STARS ELIMINATION-2 SH NATSVO
GREG EAGLE HEARING-VO RIHANNA HONORED FOR STYLE-VO
ESTERO COMMUNITY PLAN-VO CHRIS BROWN RELEASES VIDEO BEHIND BARS-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ3 A MS MARIJUANA-VO-WIPE TS1) DUSTIN JAYE'S TRIAL-SS-VO
TZ3 B PHANTOM PREGNANCY-VOTOPS TS2) DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-VOTOPS
MS MARIJUANA-VO TS3) NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-VOTOPS
PHANTOM PREGNANCY-VO TS4) FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS
CANCER GENE TESTING-VO FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
LOW BACK PAIN KEEPS PEOPLE OUT OF WORK-VO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


A MUDDY MESS ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ON TOP OF THE RAIN A FIRE MAIN BROKE IN TIMES SQUARE FORCING HUNDREDS OF GALLONS OF WATER TO THE SURFACE.

RIGHT NOW CONSTRUCTION CREWS ARE ON SCENE ASSESSING THE DAMAGE.

A MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY A TRASH TRUCK OVERNIGHT.

WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN IF THE WEATHER PLAYED A FACTOR IN THIS DEADLY ACCIDENT.

DON'T HAVE TIME TO GO TO THE GYM?

HOW ABOUT GETTING FIT IN A MINUTE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE LATEST FITNESS CRAZE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE TOO BUSY TO WORKOUT.

good morning southwest florida you're watching channel 7

OUR OWN AMY SEDLACEK GOES ONE ON ONE WITH SHAQ!

WHY SHE'S STANDING UP TO THE NBA GREAT.

AND THE MESSAGE HE HAS FOR EVERY TEEN IN SWFL. Return to index of stories...


HL2) FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VO-WIPE


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HL2) DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-VO-WIPE


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HL3) FAST EXCERCISE-VOTOPS


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HL4) SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-SOTVO


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-VIPER-2 SH


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS GETTING POUNDED WITH RAIN.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT STORM WARN SEVEN'S LIVE DOPPLER RADAR.

GOOD MORNING

THANKS FOR WAKING UP AND JOINING US ON ABC 7

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M CHANCE SEALES.

THE COLD FRONT THAT IS DRIVING ALL OF THIS RAIN OUR WAY.

WE WILL ONLY BE HITTING THE MID 70S.

STORMWARN 7 METEROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE. HAS A LOOK AT OUR DRIZZLY DAY.

Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-TRX 2 SH POP


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW--

UTILITY CREWS ARE WORKING TO ZERO IN ON A BROKEN FIRE LINE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT BROKE AT THE TIMES SQUARE NEAR THE DAIRY QUEEN.

ABC7'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH WITH A LOOK AT THE MESS. Return to index of stories...


FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE


UTILITY CREWS ARE BREAKING THROUGH THE BRICK TRYING TO LOCATE THE FIRE LINE.

THEY BELIEVE AND HOPE IT'S JUST A BROKEN PIPE-- IF THATS THE CASE,

THEYLL HAVE IT REPAIRED IN A COUPLE OF HOURS. Return to index of stories...


FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VO


ALL OF THIS IS CAUSING A MESS AS BUSINESSES TRY TO OPEN UP FOR THE DAY.

THE CENTER AREA IS BLOCKED OFF AND WILL LIKELY REMAIN BLOCKED OFF FOR

MOST OF THE DAY.

IM TOLD A LARGE PORTION OF THE BRICK WAS LIFTED FROM THE WATER EARLY

THIS MORNING.

CREWS WILL HAVE TO REPAIR IT AND RE-PAVE OVER THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE


ALL WATER AND GAS IS RUNNING FOR THE BUSINESSES SURROUNDING THE MESS.

WE'LL STAY OUT HERE TO MONITOR THIS AND BRING NEW INFO IF AND WHEN WE GET IT.

LIVE ON FMB DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL ACCIDENT-TRX TOWER CAM


THREE-CAR CRASH JUST WEST OF THE BRIDGE ON CAPE CORAL PKWY EAST, TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK WEST TO CORONADO BLVD Return to index of stories...


DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-TRX-VO


THIS MORNING. NEW INFOMRATION ON THE DEADLY ACCIDENT IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE SAY A GARBAGE TRUCK. KILLED A PEDESTRIAN. WHILE CROSSING MLK BLVD---

AROUND 3:45 THIS MORNING.

THEY WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

ROADS ARE NOW RE-OPENED.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR NEW INFORMATION. ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE SEARCH & EXPLAINATION-TRX-ANIBOX


THIS MORNING. MALAYSIAN OFFICIALS SAY. FLIGHT 370 ENDED UP IN THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN. AND NOBODY SURVIVED.

DANGEROUS CONDITIONS OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS HAVE SUSPENDED THE SEARCH TODAY.

AUSTRALIA'S DEFENSE MINISTER SAID THE FATE OF THE PEOPLE ON BOARD THE JETLINER WAS STILL UNKNOWN UNTIL DEBRIS WAS FOUND.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES IS OFFERING FAMILY MEMBERS. FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLARS. FOR EACH PERSON ABOARD.

AND PLANS TO MAKE MORE PAYMENTS.

AS THE PROLONGED SEARCH CONTINUES.

BUT THOSE FAMILIES COULD END UP COLLECTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

UNDER AN INTERNATIONAL TREATY, THE AIRLINE MUST PAY RELATIVES OF EACH DECEASED PASSENGER AN INITIAL SUM OF AROUND 150 TO 175 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


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NORFOLK NAVAL SHOOTING-TRX-VO


AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED OVERNIGHT.

IN A SHOOTING AT NAVAL STATION IN VIRGINIA.

IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT.

A SAILOR AND A CIVILIAN WERE BOTH KILLED.

NO OTHER INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

U.S. NAVY SECURITY FORCES. PUT THE STATION ON LOCKDOWN. IT'S BEEN LIFTED.

NO OTHER DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST NAVAL STATION. IT SUPPORTS AT LEAST 75 SHIPS AND 134 AIRCRAFT. Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS-TRX-VO


TODAY THE SEARCH WILL CONTINUE AFTER THAT DEADLY MUDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

THE DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN IN A RESCUE MISSION THAT'S TURNING INTO A RECOVERY.

SIX MORE BODIES WERE FOUND ON MONDAY, PUSHING THE DEATH TOLL TO 14.

THE NUMBER REPORTED MISSING CONTINUED TO SWELL TWO DAYS AFTER THE TRAGEDY.

AS MANY AS ONE HUNDRED 76 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

EMERGENCY WORKERS DOUBT ANYONE IS ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


CHICAGO TRAIN DERAILMENT CAUSE-TRX-VOTOPS


WE NOW KNOW. WHY A CHICAGO TRAIN DERAILED.

IT WAS BREAKING NEWS MONDAY.

TURNS OUT THE TRAIN OPERATOR WAS TIRED.

AND WAS STRUGGLING TO STAY AWAKE. WHEN IT DERAILED AT O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

JUMPED A TRACK. AND SMASHED INTO AN ESCALATOR.

NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING AT THE TRAIN SPEED.

32 PEOPLE ON BOARD THE TRAIN WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA NSA OVERHAUL-TRX-OC


THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. WILL PROPOSE AN OVERHAUL. OF THE NSA'S TELEPHONE PROGRAM.

IT WOULD END THE COLLECTION OF DOMESTIC CALL DATA.

AND LEAVE THOSE RECORDS WITH PHONE COMPANIES.

IF IT PASSES CONGRESS,

PHONE COMPANIES COULD DUMP DATA, AT A REGULAR SPEED. Return to index of stories...


SUPREME COURT HEARINGS-TRX-VO


THE U-S SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENTS ON TWO CASES DEALING WITH CONTRACEPTION AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

THE CASES WILL TEST THE PART OF THE LAW THAT MANDATES EMPLOYERS OFFER HEALTH INSURANCE THAT COVERS ALL TYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL AT NO COST.

HOBBY LOBBY STORES ARE INVOLVED IN THE CASES.

OWNERS OF THE COMPANIES SAY THEY DON'T WANT TO COVER CERTAIN FORMS OF CONTRACEPTION. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE'S TRIAL-TRX-OC-(2SS)-VO


OPENING STATEMENTS BEGIN TODAY. IN THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED. OF A DEADLY HOME INVASION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BILLY RETHERFORD AND HIS NEPHEW -- DUSTIN JAYE. BARGED INTO DEBBIE STRIANO'S HOUSE. IN THREE OAKS, BACK IN JULY 2012.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF KILLING STRIANO.

RETHERFORD THEN DIED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE.

THE JURY IS WAS SELECTED.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CONNIE BAKER DEPUTY REPORT-OC


THE WIFE OF FORT MYERS POLICE CHIEF DOUG BAKER IS NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE USED COUNTERFEIT MONEY TO PAY FOR ALCOHOL.

SHE TOLD WORKERS AT THE ABC LIQUOR STORE ON U-S 41 THAT SHE WAS THE WIFE OF POLICE CHIEF BAKER.

DEPUTIES SAY, SHE ULTIMATELY PAID WITH A DEBIT CARD AND LEFT THE STORE.

NO WORD BACK YET. FROM CHIEF BAKER'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


STAND YOUR GROUND TASK FORCE-TRX-VO


A FLORIDA PASTOR. IS TAKING ON 'STAND YOUR GROUND' LAWS. IN FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES TODAY.

HE'S FORMING A TASK FORCE. TO REPEAL OR AMEND THE LAW.

DOCTOR R.B. HOLMES WILL NAME THE 40 MEMBERS, THIS AFTERNOON.

AMONG THOSE EXPECTED TO SPEAK. ARE THE PARENTS OF JORDAN DAVIS AND TRAYVON MARTIN --- TWO *UNARMED TEENS KILLED BY GUNS. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-TRX-VO


NO LEADS YET ON THE STRANGER. WHO TARGETED A NINE AND TEN YEAR OLD GIRL.

IT HAPPENED IN NORTH NAPLES. ON JOHNNY CAKE DRIVE RIGHT NEAR I-75.

THE TWO GIRLS SAY THEY WERE PLAYING OUTSIDE SUNDAY. WHEN A MAN IN THE BLACK S-U- DANGLED A TEN-DOLLAR BILL OUT THE WINDOW. ASKING THEM TO GET INSIDE.

THE GIRLS RAN INSIDE TO TELL THEIR PARENTS.

THEY CALLED 9-1-1.

BUT THE MAN GOT AWAY BEFORE POLICE SHOWED UP. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IS IT BETER TO DO A LONG WORKOUT OR FAST EXCERCISE?

HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING COULD WIN THE WAR ON STAYING SKINNY AND HEALTHY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO SEE THOSE REMARKABKE CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A FAST EXCERCISE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


FAST EXCERCISE-2-SHOT


WORKING OUT FOR A SHORTER AMOUNT OF TIME.

WITH HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING.

COULD MAKE YOU SKINNIER AND HEALTHIER.

IT'S BEING CALLED THE FAST EXCERCISE.

THREE SECOND BURSTS…THAT'S A MINUTE…THREE TIMES A WEEK.

JUJU CHANG EXPLAINS IF THIS REALLY WORKS. Return to index of stories...


FAST EXCERCISE-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


IT WAS A BIG NIGHT. FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

DICK VITALE AND SHAQ IN NAPLES

FOR THE YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD.

FIND OUT WHY THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB.IS SO IMPORTANT TO SHAQ.

AND WHY HE'S PICKING UP AMY.

A MERCURY SPILL. SHUTS DOWN A SCHOOL FOR A WEEK.

NOW THE STUDENT BROUGHT MERCURY TO THE SCHOOL IS GETTING DISCIPLINED.

DOES THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME? Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-VO


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TZ2 B MERCURY FOLLOWUP-VO


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SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-2-SHOT


IT WAS A BIG NIGHT IN NAPLES

I WAS HONORED TO HOST.

THE YOUTH OF THE YEAR CELBRATION. FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY--

HONORING 20 FINALISTS.

ALL WITH STRONG CHARACTHER AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

CONGRATS TO THANISE MARC WHO WON.

TO PRESENT THE AWARDS.DICK VITALE AND SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

BOTH SPEAKING. AND TELLING THE TEENS.TO NEVER GIVE UP ON THEIR DREAMS. Return to index of stories...


SHAQ BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB-SOTVO


SHAQ THEN SAT DOWN FOR A 15 MINUTE Q & A WITH ME

HE SHARED HIS EXPERIENCE GROWING UP IN THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

SAYING IN THE BEGINNING HE WANTED TO BE A FOOTBALL PLAYER. NOT A BASKET BALL PLAYER

AT THE END OF THE NIGHT JAY AND PATTY BAKER DONATED 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO THE CLUB Return to index of stories...


PICS SHAQ-VOTOPS


WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR THIS PICTURE.

A 7 FOOT TALL SHAQ

WITH 5 FOOT AMY

CHANCE: YOU DIDN'T GET MUCH SLEEP

AMY: ABOUT AN HOUR NAP

GREAT EVENT

HEAR MORE FROM SHAQ NEXT HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-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.

Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


OIL MEETING-TRX-VO


A BIG STEP IN DETERMINING THE FATE OF OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY WILL BE DECIDED THIS WEEK.

A STATE COMMITTEE DECIDES THIS WEEK WHETHER TO RECOMMEND A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING PROJECT IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE DRILLING COMPANY WANTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL NEAR DOZENS OF HOUSES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ON FRIDAY THE BIG CYPRESS SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL MEET AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO A SPECIAL STATE JUDGE.

THE PUBLIC MEETING STARTS AT 10 - 30 IN THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS. Return to index of stories...


MERCURY FOLLOWUP-TRX-VO


DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL IS BACK IN BUSINESS.

THE BOY WHO TOOK MERCURY TO SCHOOL. IS SUSPENDED FOR 10 DAYS.

NOW HIS FATHER SAYS.THE SCHOOL IS THREATENING TO KICK HIM OUT OF SCHOOL ALTOGETHER.

THE FAMILY WILL FIND OUT FRIDAY. IF HE'LL BE EXPELLED.

THE MERCURY SPILL FORCED THE SCHOOL. TO CLOSE FOR A WEEK. WHILE THE E-P-A CLEANED UP THE TOXIN.

CLEAN UP COULD RUN 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-TRX-OC VIDBOX RVL


THE STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PROCESS. FOR THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL BEGIN TODAY.

PARENTS OF INCOMING HIGH SCHOOL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS.

OR CHILDREN NEW TO THE DISTRICT NEED TO APPLY FOR THEIR *PRE-FERRED SCHOOLS.

THIS YEAR, THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE APPLICATION WINDOW INSTEAD OF THREE SHORT ONES.

IT LASTS UNTIL MARCH 28TH. Return to index of stories...


BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP-TRX-VO


IT' HELPS THOUSANDS OF FLORIDA STUDENTS. GO TO COLLEGE.

NOW ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SCHOLARSHIPS. IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

THE U-S OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. IS LOOKING INTO CLAIMS OF DISCRIMINATION.

THE ISSUE. UNFAIR ADVANTAGES FOR WEALTHY STUDENTS.

BECAUSE MINORITY STUDENTS DON'T DO AS WELL ON THE A-C-T OR S-A-T.

AND CAN'T GET THE MONEY.

IN 2011, STATE LAWMAKERS REDUCED THE NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS. AND RAISED TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS. Return to index of stories...


ROLEX THEFT SURVEILLANCE-TRX-VOTOPS


A THIEF'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA STEALING. FROM A SLEEPING MAN!

IT HAPPENED IN THE "TOWN AND RIVER DRIVE NEIGHBORHOOD" OF SOUTH FORT MYERS.

IT TOOK THE BURGLAR ABOUT TWO MINUTES TO STEAL A ROLEX, CASH AND AN AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD.

DETECTIVES THINK THE BURGLAR FOLLOWED THE MAN FROM A STRIP CLUB ON FOWLER STREET.

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


GREG EAGLE HEARING-VO


MORE THAN 20 MILLION DOLLARS --

THAT'S HOW MUCH GREG EAGLE. A REALTOR IN CAPE CORAL. HAS TO PAY BACK AS PART OF HIS SENTENCE FOR FRAUD.

THIS IS VIDEO OF EAGLE FROM JANUARY. AFTER LEARNING HIS SENTENCE.

HE TOOK OUT A MORTGAGE ON A PROPERTY. AND NEVER TOLD THE INVESTORS WHO OWNED IT.

A JUDGE RULED EAGLE MUST REIMBURSE MORE THAN 17-MILLION DOLLARS TO THE BANK -- AND SIX PLUS MILLION DOLLARS TO INVESTORS.

INVESTORS FILED A CLASS ACTION SUIT. MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH STATE COURT. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO COMMUNITY PLAN-VO


NEW PLANS ARE MOVING FORWARD TO DEVELOP ESTERO.

A PLANNING GROUP. UNVEILED THE *FINAL DRAFT OF THEIR *COMMUNITY PLAN*. TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

IT'S BEEN ALMOST FOUR YEARS IN THE MAKING.

COVERING TOPICS FROM TRANSPORTATION. TO GREEN SPACE. TO ATTRACTING BUSINESS.

AFTER THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY. IT WILL NEED APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEBATE CONTINUES HERE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

RESEARCHERS SAY IT CAN HELP ONE DISABLING DISEASE. ATTACKING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY IT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR PATIENTS TO GET THEIR HANDS ON IT.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF. A PHANTOM PREGNANCY?

DOCTORS SAY IT'S RARE. BUT VERY REAL.

CONVINCING EVERYONE AND YOUR OWN BODY THAT YOU ARE PREGNANT. WHEN YOU AREN'T!

A STRANGE STORY NEXT.

AND A WEIRD TWIST, IN HER PAST. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A MS MARIJUANA-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B PHANTOM PREGNANCY-VOTOPS


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MS MARIJUANA-VO


MOST ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES WON'T HELP PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS -- EXCEPT FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

RESEARCHERS FOUND PATIENTS TAKING MEDICAL MARIJUANA PILLS OR ORAL SPRAYS REPORTED LESS STIFFNESS AND PAIN.

AN ESTIMATED 30 TO 80 PERCENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS TRY SOME FORM OF ALTERNATIVE THERAPY.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA PILLS ARE NOT APPROVED FOR M-S PATIENTS.

THEY ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


PHANTOM PREGNANCY-VO


A CANADIAN WOMAN IS GETTING PSYCHIATRIC HELP. AFTER SHE CONVINCED HER BOYFRIEND AND EVEN *HERSELF, THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT.

IT'S CALLED A PHANTOM PREGNANCY.

THE WOMAN CONVINCING EVERYONE. SHE WAS HAVING QUADRUPLETS.

PEOPLE SAID SHE WALKED LIKE SHE WAS PREGNANT. AND SEEMED TO HAVE CONTRACTIONS.

THEN DOCTORS TOLD THE FATHER-TO-BE. THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS NEVER PREGNANT.

THE EXPECTING FATHER IS RETURNING GIFTS, AND SAYS HE'S LEFT HER.

REPORTS CLAIM. SHE DID THE SAME THING TO ANOTHER MAN IN 2010. Return to index of stories...


CANCER GENE TESTING-VO


A NEW STUDY REVEALS NOT *ALL* ONCOLOGISTS PLAN TO OFFER CANCER GENE TESTING FOR PATIENTS.

MANY ARE NOT READY TO EMBRACE TESTS THAT WILL LOOK FOR HUNDREDS OF D-N-A MUTATIONS IN TUMORS AND HELP PERSONALIZE CANCER CARE.

THE BIGGEST REASON WAS A LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITY TO INTERPRET GENETIC DATA.

42-PERCENT SAID THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO SHARE TEST RESULTS. EVEN IF THE OUTCOME OFFERS NO SIGNIFICANCE TO A PATIENT'S OUTLOOK OR TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


LOW BACK PAIN KEEPS PEOPLE OUT OF WORK-VO


LOW BACK PAIN ACCOUNTS. FOR ABOUT ONE-THIRD. OF WORK-RELATED DISABILITY.

EXPERTS FIND. PEOPLE WORKING IN JOBS INVOLVING LIFTING, FORCEFUL MOVEMENT, AWKWARD POSITIONS AND VIBRATION. ARE MOST LIKELY TO FALL VICTIM.

AG WORKERS. AND PEOPLE BETWEEN AGE 35 AND 65. WERE AT THE GREATEST RISK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THREE MEN BASE JUMPING OFF THE FREEDOM TOWER AT ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN NEW YORK.

WE SEE THEIR VIEW AS THEY PLUMMET 104 FLOORS FROM ONE OF THE DAREDEVILS.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THEY GOT CAUGHT!

IS GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE CLEARED FROM THE BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL?

FIND OUT WHO SAYS HE IS *NOT* LINKED TO "PLOTTING OR DIRECTING" TRAFFIC JAMS.

AND SPECIAL EVENT IN NAPLES. BRINGS BIG NAMES TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

DICK VITALE AND SHAQUILLE O NEAL.

OUR OWN AMY WAS APART OF EVERYTHING.

WE'LL HEAR WHAT SHAQ HAD TO SAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A WTC JUMPERS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B CHRISTIE ATTORNEYS FIND NO LINK TO SCANDAL-V


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TZ4 C SHAQ VITALE FT MYERS-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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BUMP SHOT-CAM 10 REVERSE BUMP


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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.

TECH STOCKS HAD A ROUGH START.

NASDAQ FELL MORE THAN 1%.

DOW AND S&P ALSO FINISHED DOWN.

NETFLIX DROPPED 7%. FEARS OF COMPEITTION FROM APPLE.

LOOKING AHEAD.

EARINGS FROM CARNIVAL, WALGREENS, AND CANDY CRUSH COULD CRUSH I-P-O PRICING. Return to index of stories...


TS1) DUSTIN JAYE'S TRIAL-SS-VO


OPENING STATEMENTS BEGIN TODAY. IN THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED. OF A DEADLY HOME INVASION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BILLY RETHERFORD AND HIS NEPHEW -- DUSTIN JAYE

. BARGED INTO DEBBIE STRIANO'S HOUSE. IN THREE OAKS, BACK IN JULY 2012.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF KILLING STRIANO.

RETHERFORD THEN DIED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE.

THE JURY IS NOW SEATED

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. NEW INFOMRATION ON THE DEADLY ACCIDENT IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE SAY A GARBAGE TRUCK. KILLED A PEDESTRIAN. WHILE CROSSING MLK BLVD---

AROUND 3:45 THIS MORNING.

THEY WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

ROADS ARE NOW RE-OPENED.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR NEW INFORMATION. ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS


UTILITY CREWS ARE WORKING TO ZERO IN ON A BROKEN FIRE LINE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT BROKE AT THE TIMES SQUARE NEAR THE DAIRY QUEEN EARLY THIS MORNING.

ALL WATER AND GAS IS RUNNING FOR THE BUSINESSES TO OPEN TODAY.

BUT THE AREA IS BLOCKED OFF. Return to index of stories...


WTC JUMPERS-TRX-2 SH POP


NOW TO THAT AMAZING VIDEO. RELEASED OVERNIGHT --

THREE BASE JUMPERS, LEAPING OFF THE NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER --

THE DARE DEVILS DECIDED TO TURNS THEMSELVES IN.

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ HAS THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


WTC JUMPERS-PKG


Nats Everybody have a safe good jump

WATCH AS THE THREE BASE JUMPERS STAND AT THE TOP OF THE NATION'S TALLEST

BUILDING.

Nats

NERVOUSLY SHARING A LAST THOUGHT AND THEN.JUMP!

IT'S THE CONTROVERSIAL AND JAW DROPPING VIDEO RAISING MAJOR QUESTIONS YOU

SEE HERE.THEIR VIEW AS THEY PLUMMET 104 FLOORS. FROM ONE OF THE 3 DAREDEVILS

WHO JUMPED OFF ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WEARING

CAMERAS LAST SEPTEMBER-SPARKING FEARS OF TERRORISM.

Nats

OVERNIGHT, THEY RELEASED THOSE VIDEOS, TURNED THEMSELVES IN ALONG WITH A

LOOKOUT. AND THEN, SAT DOWN WITH US.

Gio A lot of people might be watching this might say these guys are crazy.

What do you say to that?

James Brady Everybody has their thing.This is our thing.we were thinking

that very clearly that everything was working out for us to make a clean

safe jump.

WATCH THE DAREDEVILS FIRST PRAY

Nats Thank you baby Jesus

THEN THEY JUMP FALLING FROM 1,776 FEET IN THE AIR

ONE BASE JUMPER GLIDES THROUGH DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN UNTIL REACHING A DESERTED

STREET HE QUICKLY SCURRIES INTO THE DARK - AND HIDES THE PARACHUTE.

Gio:This is supposed to be the most secure building on earth. That's what

officials said. So how did you get in?

Andrew Rossig:We found a spot where the cameras were not picking up and

there happened to be a hole in the fence as well.

Gio:Was there ever a moment were you thought this might be disrespectful

here.

Andrew Rossig: We had no intentions of being disrespectful to anybody. We

weren't trying to hurt anybody.

AN INSIDE JOB, JAMES BRADY. OF THE MEN INVOLVED HAD WORKED CONSTRUCTION AT

WORLD TRADE CENTER AND KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO ENTER

THEIR STUNT ALSO CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WHICH LEAD POLICE TO THE THREE

JUMPERS AND THEIR LOOKOUT DRIVER

OVERNIGHT-- THE FOUR PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF BURGLARY, RECKLESS

ENDANGERMENT, AND VIOLATION OF A LOCAL LAW. THEY COULD FACE UP TO 7 YEARS IN

PRISON. Return to index of stories...


WTC JUMPERS-OC


THAT WAS GIO BENITEZ WITH THAT STORY.

MONDAY'S ARRESTS COME EIGHT DAYS AFTER A 16-YEAR-OLD WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST SKYSCRAPER. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTIE ATTORNEYS FIND NO LINK TO SCANDAL-TRX-VO


A TEAM OF LAWYERS SAY. CHRIS CHRISTIE WAS *NOT LINKED. TO THE BRIDGE REVENGE SCANDAL.

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS. THE LAWYERS *HIRED BY CHRISTIE'S OFFICE. FOUND NO EVIDENCE TYING THE GOVERNOR TO "PLOTTING OR DIRECTING" TRAFFIC JAMS.

THE LANE CLOSURES ARE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED. BY A STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE AND THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


JUDGE JOE BROWN IN JAIL-TRX-SOTVO


you wanna get into this then let's get into it - this sorry operation needs to stop.

24 hours, shelby county jail for contempt of court - you may have a seat

FORMER T-V JUDGE JOE BROWN HAS LANDED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAW.

THE 66-YEAR-OLD.WAS ARRESTED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE ON MONDAY.

HE WAS REPRESENTING A CLIENT IN A CHILD SUPPORT CASE.

THE COURT'S CHIEF MAGISTRATE SAID BROWN GOT UPSET WHEN TOLD HIS CASE WAS NOT ON THE DOCKET.

HE'S SENTENCED TO FIVE DAYS IN JAIL- ONE FOR EACH ACT OF CONTEMPT.

BROWN'S T-V SHOW WAS CANCELED LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS OIL SPILL UPDATE-TRX-VO


A MASSIVE OIL CLEAN UP EFFORT. IS GOING FULL FORCE IN TEXAS.

A BARGE DUMPED 168 THOUSAND GALLONS OF OIL. INTO GALVESTON BAY.

OIL HAS BEEN FOUND 12-MILES OFFSHORE,

AND ALL SHIPPING HAS BEEN STOPPED.

NOW THEY'RE WORRIED IT WILL SPREAD. FARTHER INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO. Return to index of stories...


ROVING BANDITS-VO


POLICE IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY ARE DEALING WITH A MOB SPREE.

TAKE A LOOK.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM A CONVENIENCE STORE.

YOU CAN SEE A LARGE NUMBER OF TEENS CHARGING INSIDE.

THEY BEAT A WOMAN AND STOLE MERCHANDISE.

AFTER THEY LEFT THE STORE, THEY TURNED ON A MOTHER DRIVING BY, TRASHING HER CAR AND THROWING PUNCHES IN FRONT OF HER KIDS.

POLICE BELIEVE THIS IS NO GANG - JUST A BUNCH OF ROWDY TEENS, ON A MOB SPREE. Return to index of stories...


MN CAR PILEUP ON TAPE -TRX-VOTPS


IT LOOKS LIKE WEATHER IS WHAT CAUSED THIS 61 CARE PILEUP IN MINNESOTA.

TWO VEHICLES LOST CONTROL. CAUSING A SEMI TO JACK-KNIFE.

THE MENDOTA BRIDGE WAS THEN BLOCKED. CAUSING VEHICLES TO PILEUP. ONE AFTER THE OTHER. BEHIND THE CRASH.

THE HIGHWAY REOPENED IN THE AFTERNOON.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


CATCHING HAMMERHEAD SHARK-OC-NATS-VO


DEFINITELY DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.

TACKLING A 14 FOOT HAMMERHEAD SHARK.

pull pull oh baby!! Whoa!!

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THIS BIG FISH TOOK MORE THAN HOUR TO CATCH.

THE TEAM DIDN'T SAY *WHERE THEY CAUGHT THE SHARK. BUT IT WAS OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

THE TEAM SPECIALIZES IN NIGHT TIME FISHING FOR LARGE SHARKS.

CATCHING THEM. SNAPING A PHOTO. AND THEN RELEASE THEM BACK INTO THE WATERS. Return to index of stories...


ALL MALE COFFEE STAND-OC-SS


A NEW *ALL MALE COFFEE STAND IN WASHINGTON STATE IS GETTING NATIONAL ATTENTION.

IT COULD BE THE CONCEPT --

OR IT COULD BE THE NAME OF THE BUSINESS.

*BANANA HAMMOCK BARRI-STUDS* WILL START SERVING COFFEE IN APRIL.

THE MEN WILL SERVE COFFEE IN LEVIS AND SLEEVELESS T-SHIRTS.

THERE WILL BE THEME DAYS SUCH AS FIREFIGHTER FRIDAYS AND TACTICAL TUESDAYS. Return to index of stories...


HONEY ROLLOVER-TRX-VOTOPS


IT WAS A STICKY MESS, ON A LOS ANGELES FREEWAY.

CREWS CLEANED UP AN OVERTURNED SEMI.

HAULING 42-THOUSAND POUNDS OF HONEY. TIPPED ON ITS SIDE. CLOSING FOUR LANES.

THE TRUCK DRIVER WAS JUST FINE.

ONE TROOPER TWEETED A MESSAGE HOME. SAYING "HONEY, I'M GOING TO BE LATE." Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCOUT COOKIE RECORD-VO


TALK ABOUT CRUMBLING A RECORD!

IT'S THE ULTIMATE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE GOAL. AND A SIXTH-GRADER. JUST BROKE THE RECORD.

KATIE FRANCIS OF OKLAHOMA CITY SOLD 18-THOUSAND. 107 BOXES THIS SEASON.

SHE BEAT THE PREVIOUS MARK OF 18-THOUSAND BOXES.

SHE ASKS EVERYONE SHE MEETS TO BUY GIRL SCOUT COOKIES. ALLOWING HER TO GET THE NEARLY 100 MORE BOXES NEEDED. TO BEAT RECORD SET IN THE 1980S.

HER TROOP RECEIVES A SHARE OF THE PROCEEDS. AND INTENDS TO DONATE TO BREAST CANCER RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


SHAQ VITALE FT MYERS-VO


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IT WAS A SLAM DUNK NIGHT.

DICK VITALE AND SHAQUILE O'NEAL

ON STAGE WITH ME.

FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY

YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARDS.

THERE WERE A FEW ANTICS.

SHAQ KIDDING AROUND PICKED ME UP DURING OUR Q & A ON STAGE AT ARTIS NAPLES

HE SAYS BEING IN the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB KEPT HIM OFF THE STREETS

HE SAYS IT GOT HIM INTO BASKETBALL

BOTH HE AND DICK VITALE SHARING SOME WORDS OF WISDOM WITH THE TEENS. Return to index of stories...


SHAQ VITALE FT MYERS-SOTVO


SHAQ SAYS HE ORIGINALLY WANTED TO BE A FOOTBALL PLAYER.

THE NIGHT RAISED OVER A MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB.

CONGRATS TO YOUTH OF THE YEAR SHANISE MARC. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2 SHOT


A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH. COULD BRING HOPE TO MILLIONS AFFECTED BY MELANOMA

MELANOMA IS THE DEADLIEST FORM OF SKIN CANCER.

IT FINDS A WAY TO HIDE FROM THE BODY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM.

HOW A NEW DRUG COULD STOP IT.

INSTEAD OF SPRING CLEANING YOUR HOME ---

CLEAN OUT YOUR FINANCES.

FRESH TIPS ON HOW TO MANAGE YOUR MONEY. AND STRETCH THOSE DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-2-SHOT


NEW HOPE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES DEALING WITH MELANOMA.

A NEW DRUG. COULD BE 18 MONTHS AWAY. FROM SAVING LIVES.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-PKG


ACTOR JAMES REBHORN.HIS FAMILIAR FACE.

THE 65 YEAR OLD LOSING HIS BATTLE WITH MELANOMA.ONCE AGAIN PUTTING INTO

FOCUS JUST HOW DANGEROUS THE DISEASE CAN BE.

MELANOMA IS THE DEADLIEST FORM OF SKIN CANCER.KILLING 95-HUNDRED PEOPLE IN

THE U-S EACH YEAR.

THE AVERAGE SURVIVAL FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA WITHOUT TREATMENT IS JUST MONTHS.

.THOSE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SAYING THEY HOPE TO HAVE NEW

DRUGS ON THE MARKET THIS YEAR

SOT I haven't been more excited than now. / I think they're gonna be front

line drugs for the treatment of advanced melanoma. It's because they can

work durably and that's what in the end what patients want.

HERE'S HOW THE DRUGS WORK.

MELANOMA IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE IT FINDS A WAY TO HIDE FROM THE

BODY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM. THESE NEW DRUGS BREAK THAT UPEXPOSING THE MELANOMA

CELLSSO THE BODY CAN ATTACK THEM.

CLINICAL TRIALS HAVE BEEN PROMISING.

THAT MEANS EVERYTHING TO 37-YEAR OLD MOM JENNIFER STEWART SAYS SHE WAS FIRST

DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA IN 2006. LAST YEAR, SHE FEARED SHE HAD JUST MONTHS

TO LIVE.

BUT AFTER BEING ADMITTED TO THE MERCK DRUG TRIAL LAST YEAR, STEWART SAYS HER

SCANS ARE NOW COMPLETELY CLEAR.

SOT - IT'S AMAZING I DONT EVEN FEEL LIKE A SICK PERSON

BUT DOCTORS SAY YOUR BEST WEAPON IS CATCHING IT EARLY.

BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR NEW SPOTS THAT ARE ASYMETRICAL.HAVE AN IRREGULAR

BORDER.AND ARE LARGER THAN A PENCIL ERASER. Return to index of stories...


SKIN CANCER PREVENTATION-OC


MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO REPORTING.

REMEMBER EARLY DETECTION IS CRITICAL.

DOCTORS SAY DON'T FORGET TO CHECK SPOTS. LIKE BEHIND YOUR EARS AND BETWEEN YOUR TOES. Return to index of stories...


ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-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.

Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES-2 SHOT


WHETER YOU GOT A REFUND. OR PAID UNCLE SAM.

SPRING IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. FOR SAVINGS.

YOU CAN GET YOUR SPENDING BACK ON TRACK BY GETTING YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER.

KARIN CAIFA HAS SOME TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN DO SOME SPRING CLEANING ON YOUR FINANCES. Return to index of stories...


SPRING CLEANING YOUR FINANCES-PKG


AFTER SENDING OFF A TAX RETURN, THE LAST THING MANY AMERICANS FEEL LIKE DOING IS CRUNCHING MORE NUMBERS. BUT HAVING FINANCIAL INFORMATION AT HAND MAY BE THE BEST TIME TO DO SOME SPRING CLEANING.

It's a good time not only to spruce up your house, but also to tidy up your personal finances you start this new quarter with a fresh start.

PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT VERA GIBBONS SAYS A COMMON OBSTACLE TO MONEY MANAGEMENT IS ALSO ONE OF THE EASIEST TO OVERCOME.

So many people have no idea what money is coming in the door and what money is actually going out the door, and you can't begin to manage your finances, unless you have this basic stuff down.

AFTER A BUDGET, TIDY UP A CREDIT REPORT. LOOK FOR ANY MISTAKES OR ACCOUNTS THAT COULD BE FRAUDULENT, AND ALSO LOOK FOR AREAS YOU CAN IMPROVE, LIKE HIGH BALANCES OR DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS AND UNCLUTTER YOUR SYSTEM FOR PAYING CREDIT CARD, UTILITY, MORTGAGE BILLS AND MORE.

Create an online calendar on Google for example, that way you're sent automatic reminders as to when those bills are actually due, so you won't be hit with late fees, no penalties, and no credit score consequences.

THIS IS ALSO A CHANCE TO TAKE INVENTORY OF AUTO-PAY OPTIONS FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS AND OTHER ITEMS YOU SIMPLY MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT, AND MIGHT WANT TO CLEAN OUT OF YOUR BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


SECURING YOUR INFORMATION-TRX-VO


TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS STILL HAVE TO FILE THEIR TAXES.

KEEPING YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION SAFE. RIGHT UP UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.

"MCAFEE" HAS SOME TIPS TO KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURE WHEN FILING ONLINE.

USE A "CLEAN" P-C.

YOU'RE MORE VULNERABLE AT A PUBLIC COMPUTER SINCE YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE SECURITY.

AND YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IF THERE'S A VIRUS, SPYWARE, OR KEY CATCHER.

SO MAKE SURE IT HAS UP-TO-DATE SECURITY SOFTWARE.

ALSO MAKE SURE THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND BROWSER ARE CURRENT. Return to index of stories...


CANDY CRUSH STOCKS-TRX-VO


THE CREATOR OF CANDY CRUSH. IS ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE. THEY'RE GOING PUBLIC.

IT'LL TRADE ON THE NYSE. UNDER THE SYMBOL "KING".

EARLIER THIS MONTH,

KING SAID IT WOULD OFFER 22 MILLION SHARES.

PRICED BETWEEN $21 AND $24 A PIECE.

THE COMPANY, IS TRYING TO RAISE. NEARLY $613 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE LUXOTTICA GROUP DEAL-TRX-VOTOPS


GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED A DEAL WITH *LUX-OTTICA GROUP - THE LARGEST EYEGLASS

COMPANY IN THE WORLD.

THE COMPANY WILL DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTE FRAMES FOR ITS

INTERNET CONNECTED EYEWEAR, GOOGLE GLASS.

THIS IS THE COMPANY'S BIGGEST EFFORT SO FAR TO MAKE GLASS ATTRACTIVE.

AND AVAILABLE TO MAINSTREAM COSUMERS.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, GOOGLE ANNOUNCED A PARTNERSHIP WITH *V-S-P, THE NATION'S LARGEST

OPTICAL HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


IT WAS ELIMINATION NIGHT. ON DANCING WITH THE STARS. BUT THERE WAS A TWIST.

TWO STARS WERE SENT HOME.

AND THERE WAS ALSO ONE MORE CHANGE ON THE SHOW.

FIND OUT WHO WENT HOME,

AND WHO'S IN A THREE WAY TIE.

RIHANNA IS KNOWN FOR HER MUSIC.

BUT SHE'S ALSO KNOWN FOR HER BOLD STYLES.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HONOR SHE'S RECEIVING THIS TIME. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A DANCING W THE STARS ELIMINATION-VO


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TZ6 B RIHANNA HONORED FOR STYLE-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...


DANCING W THE STARS ELIMINATION-2 SH NATSVO


DANCING WITH THE STARS WASTED NO TIME --

KILLING THE DREAMS OF NOT ONE, BUT TWO CELEBRITIES.

IN A SURPRISE *DOUBLE-ELIMINATION* LAST NIGHT

THE STARS BOOTED OFF ARE.

NATS.

TWO ATHLETES WENT HOME.

FIRST, SWIMMER DIANA NYAD GOT THE BOOT.

THEN, HOCKEY PLAYER SEAN AVERY.

THIS IS THE FIRST ELIMINATION ROUND ON SEASON 18.

AND THE VOTING TO SWITCH UP DANCE PARTNERS STARTED -

RIGHT THERE'S A THREE-WAY TIE: AT 21 POINTS BETWEEN

DREW CAREY.

CANDACE CAMERON BURE.

AND NENE LEAKES.

THE STARS RETURN NEXT MONDAY --

RIGHT HERE ON A-B-C 7! Return to index of stories...


RIHANNA HONORED FOR STYLE-VO


RIHANNA WILL BE HONORED --- NOT FOR HER MUSIC -- BUT FOR HER STYLE.

THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA.

WILL PRESENT THE 26-YEAR-OLD POP STAR, WITH A FASHION ICON AWARD.

RECOGNIZING HER IMPACT ON POP CULTURE, AROUND THE WORLD.

JOHNNY DEPP, LADY GAGA AND SARAH JESSICA PARKER. WERE WINNERS IN THE PAST.

IT HAPPENS JUNE 2ND IN NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS BROWN RELEASES VIDEO BEHIND BARS-VO


IT LOOKS LIKE CHRIS BROWN IS STAYING PRODUCTIVE BEHIND BARS.

THE 24-YEAR-OLD SINGER RELEASED HIS NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "LOYAL" FEATURING LIL WAYNE AND TYGA MONDAY.

BROWN WAS TOLD TO REMAIN IN JAIL LAST WEEK AFTER VIOLATING HIS PROBATION IN REHAB.

HE SENT OUT A TWEET THAT HIS VIDEO WILL BE RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) DUSTIN JAYE'S TRIAL-SS-VO


OPENING STATEMENTS BEGIN TODAY. IN THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED. OF A DEADLY HOME INVASION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY BILLY RETHERFORD AND HIS NEPHEW -- DUSTIN JAYE

. BARGED INTO DEBBIE STRIANO'S HOUSE. IN THREE OAKS, BACK IN JULY 2012.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF KILLING STRIANO.

RETHERFORD THEN DIED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE.

THE JURY IS WAS SELECTED.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) DEADLY CRASH MLK & VERONICA SHOEMAKER-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. NEW INFOMRATION ON THE DEADLY ACCIDENT IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE SAY A GARBAGE TRUCK. KILLED A PEDESTRIAN. WHILE CROSSING MLK BLVD---

AROUND 3:45 THIS MORNING.

THEY WERE PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

ROADS ARE NOW RE-OPENED.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR NEW INFORMATION. ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-VOTOPS


NO LEADS YET ON THE STRANGER. WHO TARGETED A NINE AND TEN YEAR OLD GIRL.

IT HAPPENED IN NORTH NAPLES. ON JOHNNY CAKE DRIVE RIGHT NEAR I-75.

THE TWO GIRLS SAY THEY WERE PLAYING OUTSIDE SUNDAY. WHEN A MAN IN THE BLACK S-U- DANGLED A TEN-DOLLAR BILL OUT THE WINDOW. ASKING THEM TO GET INSIDE.

THE GIRLS RAN INSIDE TO TELL THEIR PARENTS.

ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


TS4) FMB WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS


UTILITY CREWS ARE WORKING TO ZERO IN ON A BROKEN FIRE LINE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT BROKE AT THE TIMES SQUARE NEAR THE DAIRY QUEEN EARLY THIS MORNING.

ALL WATER AND GAS IS RUNNING FOR THE BUSINESSES TO OPEN TODAY.

BUT THE AREA IS BLOCKED OFF. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


Tuesday morning starts with lots of showers across Southwest Florida. As the cold front that is driving all of this rain works its way south, the rain will come to an end during the late morning to midday time frame. Then, through the afternoon hours, cloud cover will slowly be clearing. Afternoon highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds will pick up from the west-northwest at 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Tonight, temperatures will cool into the lower 50s under mostly clear skies.

After the cool start tomorrow morning, highs will only rebound into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies. Cloud cover, temperatures and humidity will increase through the end of the week and by this weekend we are looking at scattered showers back in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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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...