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DIRECTORS PAGE HL2) FMB BOIL WATER-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP HL3) BOY AMPUTATED LEG-SOTVO
TS 1) SCHOOL EVACUATED-VIDBOX TOPS BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
TS 2) FMB WATER LINE-VIDBOX TOPS SCHOOL EVACUATION-VOTOPS POP MAP
TS 3) BONITA ANNEXATION-VIDBOX TOPS SCHOOL EVACUATION-PKG
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FMB BOIL WATER-VOWIPE
SECRET SERVICE ISSUES-VOTOPS BNC FMB BOIL WATER-SOTVO
SECRET SERVICE ISSUES-PKG NURSING HOME ILLNESS-OTS VO-OC
MALAYSIA PLANE-VOWIPE WINE BOTTLES STOLEN-SS-VO-WIPE
MALAYSIA PLANE-SOTVO WINE BOTTLES STOLEN-SOTVO
MUDSLIDE LATEST-VO DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VOWIPE
NJ SNOW STORM-TRX-SOTVOTOPS DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-SOTVO
NJ SNOW STORM-SOTVO OPERATION PEDS-OC
MUST SEE VIDEO-ANIBOX OPERATION PEDS-PKG
a) ohare crash on cam-vo OPERATION PEDS-OC TAG
b) car into store-vo BONITA ANNEXATION-VOWIPE
c) man receives settlement-vo BONITA ANNEXATION-SOTVO
MAN ROBS STORE-VOWIPE DANIELS TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE-FDOT
MAN ROBS STORE-SOTVO air and space
MA UPSKIRT-TRX-SOTVOTOPS CHARCO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-VOWIPE
ACCUSED BRIDE CHANGES PLEA-VO CHARCO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-SOTVO
FSU UF BASEBRAWL-VO CHILD PROTECTION-VOWIPE
TEXAS BUILDING FIRE-VO IN TCMON CHILD PROTECTION-SOTVO
TEXAS BUILDING FIRE-PKG HOPE THE DOG UPDATE-OTS VO
TEXAS BUILDING FIRE-OC TAG NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
FL OSPREY CRANE-VOWIPE TEASE ONE
FL OSPREY CRANE-SOTVO TZ1 A BOY AMPUTATED LEG-SOT VO
BURGER KING BABY-OTS VO TZ1 B ALLERGY PROOF-VOTOPS
NISSAN RECALL-VO WX TEASE-WXWALL
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FOUR------------ WEATHER-PWC
TZ4 A NICK CANNON WHITE FACE-SOTVO WEATHER-WXWALL
TZ4 B SIEGRIED AND ROY TIGER-VO BOY AMPUTATED LEG-BNC
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL BOY AMPUTATED LEG-PKG
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP ALLERGY PROOFING-TCMON (6) CGRVL
FORECAST-PHC POSTPARTUM WEIGHT-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
NICK CANNON WHITE FACE-TC MON TEASE TWO-POP
NICK CANNON WHITE FACE-PKG TZ2 SPORTS-VO
SHARK CATCH AND RELEASE-VOWIPE WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
SHARK CATCH AND RELEASE-SOTVO WIPE TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
SIEGFRIED AND ROY TIGER-VOTOPS TZ 7 1) BABY SLEEPING POSITIONS-SOTVOTOPS-WIPE
MONOPOLY RULES-VO TZ 7 2) AUTISM BRAIN-VOTOPS
PALTROW AND MARTIN SPLIT-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POPMON
TEASE FIVE------------ COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VOTOPS
TZ5 A OIL PULLING-VO COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS
OIL PULLING-VO IN TC MON RED SOX O'S-VOTOPS
OIL PULLING-PKG TWINS PIRATES-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP HEAT PACERS-POPMON
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ HEAT PACERS-VOTOPS
TZ 6 1) WINE BOTTLES STOLEN-VOTOPS HEAT PACERS-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 2) DOG UPDATE-VOTOPS USF HOOPS-VOTOPS
TZ 6 3) ALLERGY PROOFING-VOTOPS UF GATORS-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT UF GATORS-SOTTOPS
HEADLINES FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL1) SCHOOL EVACUATION-SOTVO GOODBYE-4SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) SCHOOL EVACUATED-VIDBOX TOPS


STUDENTS WERE EVACUATED FROM SIX MILE CHARTER SCHOOL TODAY -- AND OFFICALS CLOSED THE SCHOOL --

AFTER AN INCIDENT INVOLVING PEPPER SAPRAY.

AT LEAST TWO STUDENTS HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS TELL US THEY'VE LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION AND ARE WORKING TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) FMB WATER LINE-VIDBOX TOPS


SEVERAL BUSINESSES ON FORT MYERS BEACH ARE STILL UNDER A BOIL WATER ADVISORY TONIGHT.

A LINE BROKE YESTERDAY IN THE TIMES SQUARE AND CAUSED THEM TO LOSE WATER.

THE WATER IS BACK ON NOW BUT IT'S STILL NOT SAFE TO DRINK WITHOUT FIRST BOILING IT. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) BONITA ANNEXATION-VIDBOX TOPS


BONITA SPRINGS WILL SOON BE GROWING.

ABOUT 50 HOMEOWNERS AND OWNERS OF THE HYATT RESORT AGREED TO BECOME PART OF THE CITY TODAY.

IF ANY OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS DECIDE NOT TO BE ANNEXED -- THEY WILL THEN BECOME PART OF THE PROPOSED VILLAGE OF ESTERO.

MORE THAN 100 ACRES OF LAND IS AT STAKE. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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SECRET SERVICE ISSUES-VOTOPS BNC


TONIGHT -- THREE MEN CHARGED WITH PROTECTING THE PRESIDNET OF THE UNITED STATES IN EUROPE -- HAVE BEEN SENT HOME -- AFTER ONE OF THEM WAS FOUND DRUNK IN A HOTEL THE DAY BEFORE THE PRESIDENT'S GOT THERE.

IT'S THE LATEST ISSUE IN A STRING OF EMBARRASSMENTS FOR THE SECRET SERVICE --

STRETCHING BACK A FEW YEARS.

AS A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS REPORTS -- THE AGENCY SAYS THE SAFETY OF THE PRESIDENT WAS NEVER COMPROMISED. Return to index of stories...


SECRET SERVICE ISSUES-PKG


SCRIPT:

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRIVED IN THE NETHERLANDS ON MONDAY.THREE AGENTS

SENT THERE TO PROTECT HIM HAD ALREADY BEEN SENT HOME.

THE SECRET SERVICE SAYS THAT THREE OF ITS TEAM MEMBERS ENGAGED IN EXCESSIVE

DRINKING. ONE WAS FOUND PASSED OUT IN THE HALLWAY OF THE HOTEL THE PRESIDENT

WAS SET TO STAY IN.

THESE WEREN'T THE AGENTS YOU SEE STANDING NEXT TO THE PRESIDENT AS HE WORKS

A ROPE LINE. THE TRIO IN QUESTION ARE MEMBERS OF THE COUNTER ASSAULT TEAM -

AN ELITE MILITARY STYLE COMBAT UNITDESIGNED TO FIGHT BACK IN THE EVENT OF AN

ATTACK ON THE PRESIDENT.

Obama SOT April 15, 2012

when we travel to another country I expect us to observe the highest

standards, because we're not just representing ourselves

THAT'S PRESIDENT OBAMA NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO.SPEAKING ABOUT ANOTHER SECRET

SERVICE SCANDAL.

IN APRIL 2012, A GROUP OF AGENTS BROUGHT WOMEN - INCLUDING PROSTITUTES -

BACK TO THEIR HOTEL AFTER A NIGHT OF HEAVY DRINKING IN CARTEGENA COLUMBIA.

DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT.

NEARLY A DOZEN SECRET SERVICE PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE SEX SCANDAL WERE

DISMISSED.

AFTER THE CARTEGENA INCIDENT, THE SECRET SERVICE PLEDGED ZERO TOLERANCE FOR

BAD BEHAVIOR.AND PUT IN PLACE STRICTER RULES. AGENTS ARE NOW PROHIBITED

FROM DRINKING ALCOHOL 10 HOURS PRIOR TO DUTY.

THE COUNTER-ASSAULT TEAM MEMBERS IN THE NETHERLANDS WERE DRINKING ON

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING.A VIOLATION OF THAT RULE.

TODAY THE HEAD OF THE FBI - WHO DOESN'T OVERSEE THE SECRET SERVICE - SAID

THE KEY IS TO TRY AND PREVENT THESE ISSUES FROM RE-OCCURING.

FBI director James Comey

Human beings, as am I, are flawed. And there are going to be problems.

O/C CLOSE: THE THREE AGENTS SENT HOME FROM THE NETHERLANDS ARE ON

ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.ETC ETC. KT ABC NEWS WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE-VOWIPE


TONIGHT CREWS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR DEBRIS FROM THAT MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE.

SATELLITE IMAGES SHOWED HUNDREDS OF PIECES FLOATING IN A REMOTE PART OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

TWELVE PLANES AND TWO SHIPS FROM THE U-S, CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO FIND ANY WRECKAGE FROM THE BOEING 777.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, MALAYSIA'S PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED THE PLANE HAD CRASHED BASED ON FINAL KNOWN SATELLITE SIGNALS. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE-SOTVO


"The crash zone is, is as close to nowhere as it's possible to be but it's closer to Australia than anywhere else.

THE FLIGHT VANISHED ON MARCH EIGHTH AFTER TAKING OFF FROM KUALA LUMPUR FOR BEIJING.

ALL 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD HAVE BEEN DECLARED DEAD. Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE LATEST-VO


CREWS HAVE NOW RECOVERED 16 BODIES IN THE DEADLY WASHINGTON STATE MUDSLIDE.

SEARCHERS HAVE ALSO LOCATED AT LEAST 8 MORE BODIES STILL TRAPPED IN THE MUD AND DEBRIS --

THEY JUST HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO RECOVER THEM YET.

ONE PROBLEM IS THE WEATHER.

IT'S MAKING THE GROUND UNSTABLE..

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


NJ SNOW STORM-TRX-SOTVOTOPS


"It's weird if anything that it's coming down now in March."

ON THE EAST COAST --

PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED TONIGHT --

AFTER ANOTHER WINTER STORM BATTERS THE EAST COAST!

IT'S HITTING THE JERSEY SHORE THE HARDEST.

LEAVING PEOPLE WONDERING-

WHEN WINTER WILL END!

COMMUTING THROUGH THESE WET CONDITIONS ISN'T EASY -- AND NORTHERNERS SAY THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH: Return to index of stories...


NJ SNOW STORM-SOTVO


"we can't get any work done. I'm in construction and it's been a tough year."

THERE IS AN UPSIDE THOUGH-

WITH ALL THE WINTER WEATHER THIS SEASON-

CREWS ARE MORE THAN READY TO BATTLE THIS STORM.

THEY WERE ABLE TO SALT ROADWAYS AHEAD OF THE STORM. Return to index of stories...


MUST SEE VIDEO-ANIBOX


ABC7 IS BRINGING YOU THREE UNBELIEVABLE PIECES OF VIDEO RIGHT NOW.

WE START IN CHICAGO WITH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE COMMUTER TRAIN THAT CRASHED EARLIER THIS WEEK.

TWO MEN WERE STANDING AT THE TOP OF THE ESCALATOR WHEN THAT TRAIN FAILED TO STOP NEAR O'HARE INTERNATIONAL AIPORT.

WATCH AS A CAR BARRELS INTO THE ESCALATOR AND THE MEN RUN FOR COVER.

THE CRASH INJURED MORE THAN 30 PASSENGERS.

CHECK OUT THIS HIGH SPEED CRASH.

YOU CAN SEE A CAR PLOW INTO A CONVENIENCE STORE.

IT ALMOST HIT SEVERAL GAS PUMPS.

CONNECTICUT OFFICERS SAY THE DRIVER SPED OFF AN INTERSTATE EXIT.

THEY SAY SHE WAS DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE AND WAS DRUNK.

SHE AND THREE OTHERS GOT HURT IN THIS.

AND THIS VIDEO IS GOING TO COST THE N-Y-P-D ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

TWO COPS BEAT A MAN AFTER THEY SAY HE RESISTED ARREST.

YOU CAN SEE ONE OF THE OFFICERS PUNCHING HIM AND THE OTHER STANDYING BY WATCHING.

THE DEPARTMENT CLEARED BOTH. Return to index of stories...


a) ohare crash on cam-vo


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b) car into store-vo


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c) man receives settlement-vo


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MAN ROBS STORE-VOWIPE


ONE DAY AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON --

A ROBBER IS ACCUSED OF HITTING THE EXACT SAME STORE. 15 YEARS LATER.

15 YEARS AGO --

THIS CONVENIENCE STORE WAS HELD UP AT KNIFE POINT.

A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN WENT TO PRISON FOR IT.

15 YEARS LATER, HE WAS RELEASED.

AND OFFICERS SAY HE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE SAME CONVENIENCE STORE-

AND HELD IT UP AGAIN.

THEY FOUND HIM A FEW BLOCKS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


MAN ROBS STORE-SOTVO


S/ Mitchell Little / Toms River Police Chief 1:03- 1:14

"Maybe that's the only life he knows, and the only thing he could think of was going back to the same store and doing the same crime again getting caught, and going back where he was taken care of and told what to do and getting meals and shelter and everything else."

THIS GUY IS NOW LOOKING AT ANOTHER LENGTHY SENTENCE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


MA UPSKIRT-TRX-SOTVOTOPS


"I think that's disgusting. That's an invasion of privacy."

THIS TARGET IS WHERE MASSACHUSETTS POLICE MADE THEIR FIRST ARREST --

UNDER THE BRAND NEW UPSKIRTING LAW.

THE LAW PROTECTS WOMEN FROM HAVING PICTURES TAKEN OUT IN PUBLIC UP THEIR SKIRTS.

A LOOPHOLE WAS KEEPING PEOPLE DOING IT OUT IN PUBLIC FROM BEING ARRESTED.

NOT ANYMORE.

THE LAW WAS CHANGED.

AND NOW, THE FIRST ARREST FOR SOMEONE SPYING ON PEOPLE IN THE CHANGING ROOM AT TARGET. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED BRIDE CHANGES PLEA-VO


A BRIDE CHARGED WITH PUSHING HER NEW HUSBAND OFF A CLIFF IN MONTANA IS NOW WITHDRAWING HER GUILTY PLEA.

HER ATTORNEYS MADE THE MOTION JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE A JUDGE WAS SET TO SENTENCING HER.

SHE ORIGINALLY ADMITTED TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER IN EXCHANGE FOR PROSECUTORS DROPPING FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGES.

HER ATTORNEYS SAY PROSECUTORS ACTED IN BAD FAITH.

A HEARING IS SET FOR TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


FSU UF BASEBRAWL-VO


IT WAS AN UGLY FIGHT BETWEEN FLORIDA GATORS AND FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES.

RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE THE BASEBALL FIELD!

IT HAPPENED AFTER THIS MOVE -

A SEMINOLE PLAYER PUSHES A GATOR RUNNING TO FIRST BASE!

THE BENCHES CLEARED AND ALMOST EVERY PLAYER GOT INVOLVED.

THAT INCLUDES HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JAMEIS WINSTON.

HE'S FLORIDA STATE'S QUARTERBACK AND A RELIEF PITCHER FOR THE BASEBALL TEAM. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS BUILDING FIRE-VO IN TCMON


TONIGHT -- WE HAVE GOT DRAMATIC CELL PHONE VIDEO!

IT SHOWS RESCUE CREWS REACHING A WORKER ON THE UPPER FLOORS OF A BUILDING THAT IS JUST ENGULFED IN FLAMES.

IT HAPPENED IN HOUSTON.

A WOMAN WORKING NEXT DOOR CAPTURED THE INTENSE MOMENTS --

JUST BEFORE PARTS OF THE BUILDING COLLAPSED. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS BUILDING FIRE-PKG


"Oh my God! Is that a construction guy? Yeah!"

A HEART STOPPING RESCUE…WATCH AS THIS CONSTRUCTION WORKER TRAPPED ON A LEDGE AS THE BUILDING HE WAS WORKING IN IS ENGULFED IN FLAMES.

Oh my God!

YOU CAN SEE THE FIVE ALARM FIRE RAVAGE THROUGH THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX IN HOUSTON.

FORCING THE WORKER TO CLING TO A LEDGE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE MASSIVE BLAZE

"Oh my God! Oh no, oh no…"

WATCH AS THE INTENSE HEAT FORCES HIM TO HANG AND DROP TO A LEDGE BELOW-SLIPPING AND THEN REGAINING HIS BALANCE.

WITNESSES CAPTURED THE TENSE MOMENTS ON CAMERA- WATCHING AS FIREFIGHTERS FINALLY REACHED THE MAN AND PULL HIM ONTO THE LADDER TRUCK … JUST IN TIME.

"Oh thank Jesus. Thank you God!"

SECONDS LATER THE BUILDING BEGINS TO COLLAPSE.

WATCH AGAIN AS HE JUMPS AND THEN NEAR MOMENTS LATER AFTER ESCAPING THE FLAMES.THE COLLAPSE.

"Oh!" Return to index of stories...


TEXAS BUILDING FIRE-OC TAG


MORE THAN 200 FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THAT FIRE YESTERDAY.

AND INCREDIBLY -- NO ONE GOT HURT --

INCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER. Return to index of stories...


FL OSPREY CRANE-VOWIPE


TRYING TO COMPLETE TAMPA'S RIVER WALK WITHOUT DISTURBING OR HURTING ANY WILDLIFE-

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

OSPREYS BUILT A NEST ON THIS TALL RED CRANE!

THE VIEWS ARE INCREDIBLE.

BUT THE NEST IS ON CRAE BEING USED TO FINISH TAMPA'S 11 MILLION DOLLAR RIVERWALK.

OSPREYS ARE ENDANGERED. Return to index of stories...


FL OSPREY CRANE-SOTVO


Barb Walker/St. Petersburg Audubon Society: 54:27 - "They like to have a lot

of space around them so this is a really common spot for them."

BUTT TO

Barb: 55:55 - "If there are eggs and young you really can't take the nest."

CREWS BROUGHT DOWN THE CRANE AND REMOVED THE NEST.

CONSTRUCTION IS BACK ON SCHEDULE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BURGER KING BABY-OTS VO


AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU A FEW WEEKS AGO -- THE WOMAN DUBBED THE BURGER KING BABY - HAS BEEN RE-UNITED WITH HER BIOLOGICAL MOTHER.

TWENTY SEVEN YEAR-OLD KATHERYN DEPRILL WAS LEFT IN A BURGER KING BATHROOM JUST HOURS AFTER SHE WAS BORN.

ON MARCH 2ND, SHE POSTED A MESSAGE AND PICTURE ON FACEBOOK, ASKING PEOPLE TO HELP HER FIND HER BIRTH MOM.

AFTER THE MESSGAE WENT VIRAL-

DEPRILL'S MOM CAME FORWARD.

ON MONDAY THE TWO MET FOR THE FIRST TIME.

DEPRILL CALLED THE MEET-UP "PURE JOY." Return to index of stories...


NISSAN RECALL-VO


AN A-B-C 7 RECALL ALERT TONIGHT!

NISSAN IS RECALLING NEARLY A MILLION CARS IN THE U-S --

WORRIED ABOUT THE AIRBAGS!

LET ME RUN DOWN THE CAR'S IMPACTED.

THE 2013 AND '14 ALTIMA, LEAF, PATHFINDER AND SENTRA MODELS.

PLUS --

THE 2013 NV-200 TAXI VAN --

THE INFINITI J-X-35 SUV --

AND THE 2014 INFINITI Q-X-50.

THE ISSUE IS THE CAR MIGHT NOT DETECT AN ADULT PASSENGER --

MEANING THE AIR BAG WON'T INFLATE DURING A WRECK. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


Danielle Young/HelloBeautiful.com - "I would call nick cannon's stunt calculated ignorance."

SOME CALL THIS -- FUNNY.

NICK CANNON PAINTED HIS FACE WHITE AND POSTED A PICTURE ONLINE.

NEXT -- HEAR THE COMMENTS HE ALSO MADE AND WHY THE BACKLASH COULD HELP HIS CAREER.

THEN -

HE SPENT MORE THAN A DECADE ON STAGE WITH SIEGFRIED AND ROY.

MANY REMEMBER THIS TIGER FOR MAULING ROY.

AHEAD -- WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO MANTECORE.

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


TZ4 A NICK CANNON WHITE FACE-SOTVO


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TZ4 B SIEGRIED AND ROY TIGER-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


WARMER TOMORROW

Clear skies and chilly temperatures are on the way tonight. Winds will continue from the northeast at 10 - 15 this evening and as temperatures drop to the lower 50's tonight, it will be another evening for a sweater or light jacket. Thursday's weather looks fine and we expect mostly sunny skies all day. Winds will gradually turn around to a more southeasterly direction and that should help us warm up to 80 degrees in the afternoon. It looks like it will not be quite as windy tomorrow; however, wind speeds will be around 10 - 15 and a little gusty during the day.

As we continue to look at a changing weekend forecast, it still looks like we will be tracking rain showers as soon as Friday evening. Skies will cloud-up during the day on Friday and showers will move in before sunset. The unsettled weather will bring showers on Saturday and, possibly, again on Sunday morning. Some of the latest computer guidance suggests that the rain may taper off by Sunday afternoon.so it's possible that the end of the weekend might turn out to be rain-free. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


FORECAST-WXWALL


WARMER TOMORROW

Clear skies and chilly temperatures are on the way tonight. Winds will continue from the northeast at 10 - 15 this evening and as temperatures drop to the lower 50's tonight, it will be another evening for a sweater or light jacket. Thursday's weather looks fine and we expect mostly sunny skies all day. Winds will gradually turn around to a more southeasterly direction and that should help us warm up to 80 degrees in the afternoon. It looks like it will not be quite as windy tomorrow; however, wind speeds will be around 10 - 15 and a little gusty during the day.

As we continue to look at a changing weekend forecast, it still looks like we will be tracking rain showers as soon as Friday evening. Skies will cloud-up during the day on Friday and showers will move in before sunset. The unsettled weather will bring showers on Saturday and, possibly, again on Sunday morning. Some of the latest computer guidance suggests that the rain may taper off by Sunday afternoon.so it's possible that the end of the weekend might turn out to be rain-free. Return to index of stories...


NICK CANNON WHITE FACE-TC MON


T-V PERSONALITY NICK CANNON IS GETTING BACKLASH TONIGHT FOR A POST ON INSTAGRAM.

THE HUSBAND OF SINGER MARIAH CAREY POSTED A PHOTO OF HIMSELF IN WHITE FACE.

SOME PEOPLE SAY IT'S RACIST.

BUT AS A-B-C'S MARIA SCHIAVOCAMPO REPORTS -- CANNON SAYS IT'S JUST A JOKE. Return to index of stories...


NICK CANNON WHITE FACE-PKG


SCRIPT:

THOUGH IT'S HARD TO TELL.THIS INSTAGRAM PICTURE IS OF NICK CANNON.

AND YES, HE'S IN WHITEFACE.

THE RAPPER AND TV HOST POSTED THE PHOTO MONDAY WITH THE CAPTION "IT'S

OFFICIAL. I'M WHITE!!!".

.FOLLOWED BY A STRING OF HASHTAGS, SEEMING TO REFERENCE STEREOTYPES ABOUT

WHITE PEOPLE, INCLUDING "#BEERPONG", "#FARMERSMARKETS", AND "#FISTPUMPING"".

.

.ALL TO PROMOTE HIS NEW ALBUM, "WHITE PEOPLE PARTY MUSIC".

sot - Ian Drew, us weekly

"By having him do this it puts the album title in your head, it's actually a

very smart move even if it's offended some people."

SOME TWEETERS FOUND THE POST FUNNY, TWEETING THINGS LIKE

"WELCOME TO BEING WHITE, @NICKCANNON".AND

"I REALLY LOVE @NICKCANNON.AND THE WAY HE HAS RUFFLED FEATHERS TODAY IS

HILARIOUS".

BUT OTHERS CALLED IT RACIALLY INSENSITIVE, AND NOT MUCH DIFFERENT FROM

ACTRESS JULIANNE HOUGH'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WORE BLACKFACE

IN CHARACTER AS "CRAZY EYES" FROM THE TELEVISION SHOW "ORANGE IS THE NEW

BLACK"

VANITY FAIR WRITING QUOTE "NICK CANNON TRIES ON WHITEFACE.THE WORLD

CRINGES".

AND ACTOR JASON BIGGS TWEETING "IF J-HOUGH CAN'T WEAR BLACKFACE, HOW COME HE

CAN COME OUT WITH AN ALBUM?".

Sot - Danielle Young/HelloBeautiful.com 02:23/03:55

I would call nick cannon's stunt calculated ignorance. / There's a double

standard there. so I can't say 'oh Nick Cannon, this is just funny', Because

I am a little offended by it.

SINCE HIS ORIGINAL POST, CANNON HAS DOUBLED DOWN.

POSTING A NEW VIDEO OF A DIFFERENT CAUCASIAN CHARACTER -

ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL GUY

nats

"Connor smallnut's the name bro"

A LINK TO THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO FROM 2009

nats

WITH THE CAPTION "FUNNY, NO ONE GOT MAD WHEN WE DID THIS"

AND A PHOTO OF ACTOR ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR IN BLACKFACE FOR THE MOVIE TROPIC

THUNDER, SAYING "THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUMOR AND HATRED".

CANNON'S ALBUM.HIS FIRST IN 11 YEARS, COMES OUT ON APRIL FIRST.

nats - music video

SOME WONDER IF THIS COULD ALL BE AN ELABORATE APRIL FOOL'S JOKE.

.A POSSIBLE PROMOTIONAL PRANK.THAT NOT EVERYONE FINDS FUNNY.

FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA, MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK.

IAN DREW/ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR, US WEEKLY MAGAZINE

DANIELLE YUNG/LIFESTYLE EDITOR, HELLOBEAUTIFUL.COM Return to index of stories...


SHARK CATCH AND RELEASE-VOWIPE


CAUGHT ON CAMERA TONIGHT --

THE CATCH OF A LIFETIME!

SEVERAL YOUNG FISHERMEN FROM BOCA RATON REELED IN A 14-FOOT HAMMERHEAD SHARK!

THEY WERE RECORDING --

AS THEY BATTLED TO BRING IN THIS BIG FISH. Return to index of stories...


SHARK CATCH AND RELEASE-SOTVO WIPE


"You know its big when your strapped with 35 pounds of drag and your leaning back all the way in a harness."

THE GROUP DIDN'T REVEAL THE EXACT LOCATION OF THEIR CATCH --

NOT WANTING OTHERS TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR SPECIAL SPOT.

ONCE THE HAMMERHEAD POSED FOR SOME PICTURES --

THEY PUT IT BACK OUT TO SEA! Return to index of stories...


SIEGFRIED AND ROY TIGER-VOTOPS


THE FAMOUS WHITE TIGER THAT PERFORMED WITH ENTERTAINERS SIEGFRIED AND ROY HAS DIED.

ACCORDING TO A FACEBOOK POST FROM THE ILLUSIONISTS --

17-YEAR-OLD MANTECORE DIED LAST WEEK.

AND WHILE MANTECORE PERFORMED IN THOUSANDS OF VEGAS SHOWS --

HE'S PERHAPS BEST KNOWN FOR INJURING ROY DURING A PERFORMANCE BACK IN 2003.

THE 380 POUND CAT DRAGGED HIM ACROSS THE STAGE. Return to index of stories...


MONOPOLY RULES-VO


IT'S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BOARD GAMES -- EVER.

AND NOW -- THE RULES ARE CHANGING.

HASBRO -- THE MAKER OF MONOPOLY -- IS ADDING A NEW HOUSE RULES VERSION OF THE GAME.

MANY PEOPLE WHO PLAY THE GAME HAVE COME UP WITH SOME RULES OF THEIR OWN -- SO THE COMPANY DECIDED TO INCORPORATE SOME OF THOSE INTO A NEW VERSION OF THE GAME.

MONOPOLY FANS CAN DEBATE THE 10 PROPOSED HOUSE RULES ON MONOPOLY'S FACEBOOK PAGE UNTIL APRIL THIRD.

THEY INCLUDE BARRING PLAYERS FROM COLLECTING RENT WHILE IN JAIL AND ALLOWING PLAYERS TO MAKE LOANS TO EACH OTHER TO CO-OWN PROPERTIES.

THE HOUSE RULES EDITION IS EXPECTED TO HIT SHELVES THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


PALTROW AND MARTIN SPLIT-VO


ANOTHER CELEBRITY COUPLE IS CALLING IT QUITS.

AFTER 10 YEARS OF MARRIAGE -- ACTRESS GWYNETH PALTROW AND SINGER CHRIS MARTIN HAVE DECIDED TO GO THEIR SEPARATE WAYS.

THE COUPLE HAS TWO CHILDREN.

RUMORS OF A TROUBLED MARRIAGE HAVE CIRCULATED FOR YEARS.

PALTROW DENIED RECENT REPORTS LINKING HER TO AN ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


FORGET THE DENTIST. MOUTHWASH. EVEN FLOSSING?

JUST GARGLE WITH COOKING OIL.

YES -- COOKING OIL.

ABC7 INVESTIGATES THE HEALTH BENEFITS AND SHOWS YOU HOW IT WORKS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A OIL PULLING-VO


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OIL PULLING-VO IN TC MON


IT MAY NOT LOOK TOO APPEALING --

BUT MANY SAY DRINKING COOKING OIL LIKE MOUTHWASH --

GIVES YOU BETTER BREATH!

IT'S THE LATEST TREND AMONG HOLLYWOOD'S A-LISTERS.

IT'S CALLED "OIL PULLING."

AND AS A-B-C'S BECKY WORLEY SHOWS US -- IT MAY DO MORE THAN JUST FRESHEN YOUR BREATH. Return to index of stories...


OIL PULLING-PKG


SCRIPT:

SALT WATER WHEN YOU HAVE A COLD

MOUTHWASH WHEN YOU HAVE BAD BREATH

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE EVEN FOR HEALTHIER GUMS

BUT GARGLING WITH COOKING OIL?

UGH!

SOT GRETTA MONAHAN/'Author of Style and the Successful Girl' - GRETTA

MONAHAN BIN, 989_1004 - 01:03:32

"Oil pulling is taking a natural oil / putting it in your mouth and

swooshing it around for about 20 minutes. That way you're getting great oral

hygiene.

KEYABLE GFX:

ACCORDING TO OILPULLING.COM, YEAH OILPULLING.COM, YOU ONLY NEED A TABLESPOON

OF ANY PURE OIL-

ON CAM

I'LL TRY COCONUT IT SEEMS THE LEAST DISGUSTING. OH!

Gagging

OH MY GOD. UGH! CONTINUING THE DIRECTIONS: MOVE OIL SLOWLY IN THE MOUTH AS

RINSING OR SWISHING. SIP, SUCK, AND PULL IT THROUGH THE TEETH' - I'M QUOTING

HERE - FOR FIFTEEN TO TWENTY MINUTES.WHAT?

SOT GRETTA MONAHAN/'Author of Style and the Successful Girl' GRETTA MONAHAN

BIN, 989_1004 - 01:05:07

"Oil pulling is a completely natural way to rid your mouth of all the

bacteria"

KEYABLE THOUGHT BUBBLE GFX:

IT'S SUPPOSED TO DETOXIFY YOU. DETOXIFYING? I DIDN'T KNOW MY MOUTH WAS

TOXIC - BAD BREATH - MAYBE.

SOT DR. NANCY ROSEN - DR. NANCY ROSEN

01:01:31 - It's not just rinsing, you have to brush you have to floss you

have to see you dentist at least twice a year to maintain good oral

healthcare.

GFX:

BUT THE CLAIMS ONLINE ARE SIGNIFICANT: RELIEVE MIGRAINES, ECZEMA, ARTHRITIS,

BRONCHITIS, IMPROVES VISION, MINIMIZES HANGOVERS.

THIS SWISHING PROCESS IS ETERNAL!!!

ONLY A HANDFUL OF STUDIES HAVE BEEN DONE ON IT, A FEW SHOW THAT OIL-PULLING

CAN REDUCE PLAQUE AND MOUTH BACTERIA THAT MAY CAUSE HALITOSIS. BUT THERE ARE

NO STUDIES IN THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH DATABASE THAT TACKLE LARGER

HEALTH CLAIMS.

ON CAM

UGH, IT'S TIME TO END THIS ORDEAL. AND DON'T FORGET TO SPIT IT OUT

SO WOULD I DO THIS REGULARLY? UH, NO. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT SIX --

AN ACCUSED THIEF --

WITH EXPENSIVE TASTE.

HOW A MAN MANAGED TO PLUCK PRICEY WINE FROM ONE STORE'S SHELVES -- FOR MORE THAN THAN A MONTH.

PLUS --

A HOPEFUL UPDATE TO HEARTBREAKING STORY.

THE OUTLOOK FOR A DOG --

PURPOSELY BURNED ALIVE.

AND -- ALLERGENS ARE IN THE AIR --

ESPECIALLY AS THE WEATHER WARMS UP --

AHEAD AT SIX --

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO EASE THE SUFFERING. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) WINE BOTTLES STOLEN-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) DOG UPDATE-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) ALLERGY PROOFING-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


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HEADLINES


3342 "It made me feel like something was stuck in my throat. Where you scared? Yes."

PANIC ON A MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS--

STUDENTS SENT RUNNING FROM SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY--

AFTER PEPPER SPRAY FUMES STARTED FLOWING THOUGH THE BUILDING.

NOW AT SIX--

HOW THEY'RE DOING TONIGHT.

BOILING ON THE BEACH--

NOW AT SIX--

THE WATER IS BACK ON--

BUT WE TELL YOU WHY THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WILL BE TRICKY ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THEN THIS--

"I can tell you that I'm scared. This thing is freaking me out."

THIS 11-YEAR OLD BEGGED TO HAVE HIS LEG AMPUTATED--

TONIGHT HE EXPLAINS WHY.

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


HL1) SCHOOL EVACUATION-SOTVO


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HL2) FMB BOIL WATER-VOTOPS


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HL3) BOY AMPUTATED LEG-SOTVO


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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SCHOOL EVACUATION-VOTOPS POP MAP


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT AT 6 -- PANIC AT A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOL -- AS STUDENTS ARE EVACUATED -- AND AT LEAST TWO ARE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AND I'M JEFF BUTERA.

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

SCARY MOMENTS AT SIX MILE CHARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN FORT MYERS.

SOMEONE RELEASED PEPPER SPRAY IN THE BATHROOM -- SENDING STUDENTS SCRAMBLING.

AS A-B-C 7'S STEVE CAMPION REPORTS -- PARENTS RUSHED TO THE SCHOOL TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL EVACUATION-PKG


TAKE PKG

Collen Ellis, Grandmother

0311 "I can't get in touch with anybody so I just want to get my kids."

DESPERATION DESCENDS ON SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY.

Patricia Lopez, Mother

3603 "Anxious. I'm relieved the girls are okay. They've been sitting out there for over two hours. The little one has to use the bathroom, can't go in the building.

- AFTER TWO PARAMEDICS RUSH TWO STUDENTS AWAY ON STRETCHERS.

Tatiana Lopez, Student

3649 "I have to save my sister."

THE LITTLE ONES' FIRST THOUGHTS - FOCUSED ON SURVIVAL.

Tatiana Lopez

3628 "She told us we have to evacuate because some kid had pepper spray the whole boys bathroom upstair."

. SOME EVEN WERE EXPOSED TO A NASTY SUBSTANCE.

Nicholas Steward, Student

3342 "It made me feel like something was stuck in my throat. Where you scared? Yes."

THE SCHOOL QUICKLY ISSUED AN EVACUATION -

AS SOUTH TRAIL FIREFIGHTERS RUSHED INTO CLASSROOMS.

Steward

3350 "I was thinking my teacher went in there and I didn't think he would come back."

FIRST RESPONDERS EXPLAIN PEPPER SPRAY FORCED THE SCHOOL TO CLOSE FOR THE ENTIRE DAY. TRIGGERING A FRANTIC DISMISSAL.

C.J. Smith, Grandmother

3142 "Get him as soon as I could."

EAGER PARENTS HELD UP NAME CARDS -

SOME EVEN YELLING TO MAKE SURE THEIR CHILD WAS SAFE AND SOUND.

Ellis,

3238 "My grand daughter called and said grandma come get us, come save us." Return to index of stories...


FMB BOIL WATER-VOWIPE


PARTS OF FORT MYERS BEACH ARE UNDER A BOIL WATER NOTICE TONIGHT.

BUSINESSES ALONG TIMES SQUARE ARE DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF A WATER LINE BREAK.

THEY CAN'T USE WATER TO COOK, DRINK OR WASH DISHES.

THIS COMES AT A BAD TIME SINCE IT'S PEAK SEASON ON THE BEACH.

THE OWNER OF PETE'S TIME OUT TELLS ABC7 HE STOCKED UP ON WATER LAST NIGHT.

HE FILLED BEER PITCHERS WITH WATER AND COVERED THEM.

WORKERS TURNED OFF THE ICE MACHINE AND TIED OFF SODA DISPENSERS.

AT TIMES SQUARE PIZZERIA THEY'RE SERVING CUSTOMERS BOTTLED WATER. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOIL WATER-SOTVO


"It was really confused about it" did you ask why? "No I just went

with it." Jared Williams, Greenwood, Indiana

"Bottle drinks will set you back, not having any water, having to

boil water sets you back but its the busiest we've ever seen." Lauren

Houk, Manager Citrola's Time Square Grill & Pizzeria

SOME BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THE ATTENTION IS BRINGING IN CUSTOMERS.

CREWS WILL SPEND THE NEXT FEW DAYS WORKING TO REPAIR DAMAGED BRICKS IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


NURSING HOME ILLNESS-OTS VO-OC


NEW AT SIX--

THE LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS CONFIRMING SOME KIND OF OUTBREAK AT EVANS HEALTH CLINIC.

IT'S LEFT AT LEAST TWENTY PEOPLE SICK.

THEY ALL SAY THEY'RE STRUGGLING WITH A STOMACH BUG.

A LAB IS RUNNING TESTS TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAVE.

BUT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS WHATEVER IT IS IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS.

VISITORS AND STAFF MUST WEAR MASKS AND GLOVES.

PATIENTS ARE BEING TOLD --

STAY IN YOUR ROOMS.

THIS IS THE SECOND OUTBREAK AT A LEE COUNTY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY.

80 HIDDEN OAKS RESIDENTS GOT SICK WITH NORA VIRUS LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


WINE BOTTLES STOLEN-SS-VO-WIPE


BRAND NEW AT SIX --

A MAN GOT BUSTED FOR STEALING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF WINE!

POLICE SAY ROBERTO DELEON WENT INTO WYNN'S MARKET IN NAPLES --

AND KEPT STEALING HIGH-PRICED BOTTLES OF WINE.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT --

THIS ALL STARTED IN FEBRUARY.

MANAGERS NOTICED SEVERAL EXPENSIVE BOTTLES MISSING.

WHEN THEY LOOKED AT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO --

THEY FIGURED OUT WHY.

DELEON WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- STUFFING BOTTLES UP HIS SHIRT AND WALKING OUT.

WHEN HE CAME BACK -- THEY WATCHED HIM DO IT AGAIN - AND CONFRONTED HIM.

HE BEGGED WYNN'S NOT TO CALL POLICE --

HE LED THEM TO HIS CAR --

WHERE HE TURNED OVER MORE THAN 15 BOTTLES.

THEY STILL REPORTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


WINE BOTTLES STOLEN-SOTVO


Deb Farha/Naples

"that's unbelievable that he would even keep it in his trunk to begin with and number two, the fact that he was willing to trade that off so he wouldn't get in trouble."

Joy Arpin/Naples

"I think it's really pathetic.particularly stealing wine."

DELEON WAS LATER ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VOWIPE


TOMORROW TESTIMONY WILL CONTINUE IN THE TRIAL OF A MAN CHARGED WITH BRUTALLY MURDERING A LEE COUNTY WOMAN.

PROSECUTORS RESTED THEIR CASE THIS AFTERNOON.

THEY SAVED THEIR STAR WITNESS FOR THE END.

BRIAN FROST TOLD JURORS THAT DUSTIN JAYE TOLD HIM HOW HE KILLED DEBBIE STRIANO IN 2012.

HE SHARED A CELL WITH JAYE IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

HE ALSO TESTIFIED THAT JAYE TOLD HIM HE WENT THERE TO ROB STRIANO AND HER BOYFRIEND BECAUSE HE KNEW THEY KEPT A LARGE AMOUNT OF CASH. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-SOTVO


Brian Frost:

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS WILL START CALLING WITNESSES TOMORROW AT NINE A-M. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION PEDS-OC


THE NUMBER OF PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS KILLED ON LEE COUNTY ROADS IS GROWING.

LAST YEAR 25 PEOPLE DIED.

TODAY TROOPERS HIT THE STREETS TO STOP DRIVERS BREAKING THE LAW AND SHARE SAFETY INFORMATION.

A-B-C 7'S CHARLIE KEEGAN SPENT THE DAY WITH THEM AND HAS MORE FOR US TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION PEDS-PKG


Nats - Traffix

PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

Nats- Bueno

A STREET FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPERS KNOW FOR THE WRONG REASONS.

LAST YEAR- SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS LOST THEIR LIVES HERE.

Bonita Collier, Bicyclist

11:16:07 it's dangerous out here. Pol don't pay attention like they

used to anymore. 11:16:11

BONITA COLLIER IS AFRAID TO RIDE HER BIKE ON THE ROAD AND SHE'S SURE

TO CROSS AT A SIGNAL.

NOT EVERYONE IS THE SAME.

Nats- traffic 2 shot of jaywalkers

Dustin Nexum, Walker

11:39:38 how hard is it to cross the street? That's the main problem.

Sometimes you can sit up to 10 minutes actually. 11:39:45

DUSTIN NEXUM ADMITS HE JAYWALKS.

HE KNOWS IT'S BAD - BUT NO HARM DONE SO FAR.

Nats- Bueno talking with ppl

TODAY LAW ENFORNCEMENT TARGETED PARTS OF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD AND US

41 FOR AN EDUCATIONAL OPERATION.

Lt. Greg Bueno, FHP

12:56:29 it's being cognoscent there are pedestrians out here and

bicyclists so we can all shade the road and get to our destination

safely.

BY THE END OF THE DAY- HOPEFULLY WALKERS AND DRIVERS HAVE A BETTER

GRASP ON THE RULES OF THE ROAD - HELPING EVERYONE STAY SAFE.

Lt. Greg Bueno, FHP12:57:34 lil things done by everyone prevent these

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OPERATION PEDS-OC TAG


THIS AFTERNOON - TROOPERS ISSUED SEVERAL VERBAL WARNINGS TO THOSE WHO PARKED ON SIDEWALKS OR RODE THEIR BIKES THE WRONG WAY IN TRAFFIC.

COMMUNITY GROUPS ALSO HANDED OU VOUCHERS FOR HELMETS AND REFLECTIVE LIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ANNEXATION-VOWIPE


THE CITY OF BONITA SPRINGS IS EXPANDING TONIGHT!

ABOUT 50 HOMEOWNERS IN UNINCORPORATED LEE COUNTY ARE PREPARING TO BECOME

BONITA CITY RESIDENTS.

EVEN THE HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT RESORT IS BEING ANNEXED INTO BONITA SPRINGS.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS APPROVED SEVERAL AGREEMENTS TODAY ADDING ABOUT

100 ACRES TO CITY LIMITS.

THIS IS ALL NEAR THE BONITA-ESTERO LINE.

LEADERS ARE SCHEDULED TO MAKE THE MOVE FINAL IN MAY.

MOST RESIDENTS AT PELICAN LANDING ARE ALREADY IN THE CITY.

BUT SOME OF THEIR NEIGHBORS ARE NOT. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ANNEXATION-SOTVO


12:29:12-12:29:27

Pat Smart/ Bonita Springs Resident

"It's great that they are possibly going that way. It's just the few

people who live within this community, I think it would be nice if we

were all in the same city."

RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES STILL WANTING TO ANNEX INTO BONITA SPRINGS

HAVE UNTIL APRIL FIRST TO FILE THEIR PAPERWORK.

THIS IS ONLY FOR PROPERTIES NEAR THE BONITA-ESTERO LINE.

IF NOT -- THEY CAN EXPECT TO BE ANNEXED INTO THE NEWLY PROPOSED VILLAGE OF ESTERO. Return to index of stories...


DANIELS TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE-FDOT


WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT AN A-B-C 7 TRAFFIC ALERT!

BOTH THE RED SOX AND THE TWINS GAMES LET OUT A SHORT TIME AGO.

YEP -- EXPECT SERIOUS TRAFFIC JAMES ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

DEPUTIES ARE DIRECTING TRAFFIC.

ABC7 ALSO FOUND OUT --

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS MOVED THEIR BUS ROUTES TO AVOID THE STADIUMS.

THEY DID NOTIFY PARENTS ABOUT THE CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


air and space


THE SMITHSONIAN'S AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON IS BACK OPEN TO VISITORS.

IT HAD BEEN EVACUATED THIS AFTERNOON.

THE SMITHSONIAN SENT OUT A TWEET EARLIER AFTER A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE WAS FOUND.

A FOLLOW-UP TWEET SAID THE PACKAGE WAS INVESTIGATED AND CLEARED. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-VOWIPE


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CHARCO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION-SOTVO


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CHILD PROTECTION-VOWIPE


FLORIDA IS ABOUT TO RELEASE NEW INFORMATION --

ABOUT *WHERE* YOU CAN GET FAMILY SUPPORTS SERVICES.

IT'S HELP FOR THINGS LIKE MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

D-C-F IS REACHING OUT --

AFTER A SERIES OF SITUATIONS WHERE CHILDREN DIED.

D-C-F'S INTERIM SECRETARY SAYS THE NEW STUDY - CALLED A "GAP ANALYSIS" - WILL BE A ROADMAP TO THOSE PARTS OF THE STATE THAT HAVE CRITICAL UN-MET NEEDS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PROTECTION-SOTVO


Sot: Esther Jacobo, Secretary, Department of Children and Families

"So we will be able to identify what areas of the state have great things in place already, where there are gaps, we may be able to shift resources - there will be a lot of ability to analyze where the resources are best needed."

SHE SAYS THE GAP ANALYSIS WILL ALSO SHOW AN URGENT NEED FOR BETTER SAFETY PLANNING FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN.

SHE ALSO SAYS THE STUDY WILL SHOW THAT TROUBLED FAMILIES OFTEN LACK BASIC HOUSING OR TRANSPORTATION. Return to index of stories...


HOPE THE DOG UPDATE-OTS VO


NOW TO AN ABC 7 UPDATE ABOUT A DOG BURNED ALIVE.

RESCUERS NOW CALL THE DOG HOPE.

TODAY SHE UNDERWENT LASER THERAPY TO TREAT THE BURNS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HER OWNER DOUSED HER WITH KEROSENE AND SET HER ON FIRE WITH A CIGARETTE.

SINCE THEN, HOPE HAS BEEN RECOVERING AT A SPECIAL ANIMAL HOSPITAL IN TAMPA. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


"I've been through so much, and from my experience I know I'm not sure if it's gonna heal or not.

AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY LIVING WITH A HORRIBLE ILLNESS -- MAKES A LIFE-CHANGING DECISION MOST ADULTS COULD NEVER MAKE.

PLUS --

ALLERGY SEASON IS HERE.

AND A-B-C 7 IS UNCOVERING WAYS YOU CAN STAY ALLERGY FREE.INCLUDING WHAT TO BUY AND WHAT TO DO TO YOUR HOUSE.

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


TZ1 A BOY AMPUTATED LEG-SOT VO


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TZ1 B ALLERGY PROOF-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


WARMER TOMORROW

Clear skies and chilly temperatures are on the way tonight. Winds will continue from the northeast at 10 - 15 this evening and as temperatures drop to the lower 50's tonight, it will be another evening for a sweater or light jacket. Thursday's weather looks fine and we expect mostly sunny skies all day. Winds will gradually turn around to a more southeasterly direction and that should help us warm up to 80 degrees in the afternoon. It looks like it will not be quite as windy tomorrow; however, wind speeds will be around 10 - 15 and a little gusty during the day.

As we continue to look at a changing weekend forecast, it still looks like we will be tracking rain showers as soon as Friday evening. Skies will cloud-up during the day on Friday and showers will move in before sunset. The unsettled weather will bring showers on Saturday and, possibly, again on Sunday morning. Some of the latest computer guidance suggests that the rain may taper off by Sunday afternoon.so it's possible that the end of the weekend might turn out to be rain-free. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


WARMER TOMORROW

Clear skies and chilly temperatures are on the way tonight. Winds will continue from the northeast at 10 - 15 this evening and as temperatures drop to the lower 50's tonight, it will be another evening for a sweater or light jacket. Thursday's weather looks fine and we expect mostly sunny skies all day. Winds will gradually turn around to a more southeasterly direction and that should help us warm up to 80 degrees in the afternoon. It looks like it will not be quite as windy tomorrow; however, wind speeds will be around 10 - 15 and a little gusty during the day.

As we continue to look at a changing weekend forecast, it still looks like we will be tracking rain showers as soon as Friday evening. Skies will cloud-up during the day on Friday and showers will move in before sunset. The unsettled weather will bring showers on Saturday and, possibly, again on Sunday morning. Some of the latest computer guidance suggests that the rain may taper off by Sunday afternoon.so it's possible that the end of the weekend might turn out to be rain-free. Return to index of stories...


BOY AMPUTATED LEG-BNC


NEW TONIGHT -- A TOUCHING STORY ABOUT A YOUNG BOY FACED TO MAKE A SERIOUS DECISION ABOUT HIS FUTURE.

THE 11-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIA BOY EXPLAINS WHY HE WANTS TO HAVE PART OF HIS LEG AMPUTATED AND HIS PARENTS TELL US WHY THEY SUPPORT IT. Return to index of stories...


BOY AMPUTATED LEG-PKG


"Like right now, my leg is broken."

AMIT VIGODA HAS A RARE DISORDER THAT CAUSES HIS LEG BONES TO FRACTURE UNDER THE SLIGHTEST STRESS.

"Sometimes he even has night terrors. He's on the maximum amount of Tylenol and Advil that he could be on for his age."

THAT'S WHY THE 11-YEAR OLD BERKELEY STUDENT ACTUALLY WANTS TO PART OF HIS RIGHT LEG AMPUTATED.

"I've been through so much, and from my experience I know I'm not sure if it's gonna heal or not. But if I'm going to amputate it, I'm gonna have more of a chance of running and walking and playing contact games."

"One, two, three, team!"

HE BROKE HIS LEG BY SIMPLY WALKING ON IT. BUT DESPITE THE DANGERS HIS PARENTS LET AMIT PLAY WHEEL CHAIR BASKETBALL FOR THE JOY OF IT.

"Now, my leg is shorter than the other. So before when I walked, I was limping a lot because, and I don't like limping because people all the time looking at you."

WITH A PROSTHETIC LEG, AMIT WANTS TO RUN. AMIT'S WEBSITE IS GROWING AS HE BLOGS ABOUT HIS PERSONAL DECISION.

"I can tell you that I'm scared. This thing is freaking me out."

AND SO FAR, HE HAS THE FULL SUPPORT OF HIS PARENTS AND DOCTORS -- EXCEPT FOR THE IDEA OF PRESERVING HIS FOOT IN A LAVA LAMP. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGY PROOFING-TCMON (6) CGRVL


SPRING IS HERE AND WITH THE WARMER WEATHER COMES ITCHY EYES AND RUNNY NOSES FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS.

BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR HAY FEVER AT BAY.

DOCTORS SAY ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS YOU CAN DO IS TO START YOUR ALLERGY MEDICATIONS EVEN BEFORE YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS.

FOR MOST PEOPLE - TREE AND GRASS POLLEN IS TO BLAME FOR THOSE HORRIBLE ALLERGIES.

TRY NOT TO OPEN YOUR WINDOWS IN THE MORNING WHEN THE POLLEN COUNT IS HIGH.

ALSO - CHANGE YOUR A-C FILTERS TO REMOVE POLLEN - DUST AND MOLD --

OR CONSIDER BUYING AN AIR PURIFER WITH A HEPA FILTER

EXPERTS SAY WEAR SUNGLASSES.

THEY BLOCK AIRBORNE ALLERGENS FROM GETTING INTO YOUR EYES.

AND ONE HUGE STEP EXPERTS SUGGEST -- TAKE AN ANTIHISTAMINE BEFORE BED. Return to index of stories...


POSTPARTUM WEIGHT-VO


A NEW STUDY REVEALS GAINING WEIGHT AFTER CHILDBIRTH COULD INCREASE A WOMAN'S RISK OF HEALTH PROBLEMS.

CANADIAN RESEARCHERS TRACKED THE HEALTH OF WOMEN FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS AFTER GIVING BIRTH.

BY THE END OF ONE YEAR -- MOST WOMEN LOST AT LEAST SOME OF THEIR BABY WEIGHT. AND HAD GOOD HEALTH OVERALL.

WOMEN WHO GAINED WEIGHT DURING THAT YEAR - HAD HIGHER BLOOD PRESSURE - CHOLESTEROL AND GLUCOSE LEVELS -- PUTTING THEM AT A GREATER RISK OF DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


COULD BE AN HISTORIC DAY IN THE WORLD OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS---- PAY FOR PLAY COULD BE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER---

PLUS--- THIS GUY HAD HIS BAGS PACKED TAMPA-- READY TO BE THE NEW HEAD COACH OF SOUTH FLORIDA--- WHAT CAUSED HIM TO LOSE THAT JOB-- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ 7 1) BABY SLEEPING POSITIONS-SOTVOTOPS-WIPE


2.Gail Hanke, Naples grandmother

11:03:59-:02

That little baby casket and bearing our grandson.

BUTT TO

11:04:04

It's still traumatic even after all this time.

AHEAD AT SEVEN --

MEET THE NAPLES WOMAN WHO LOST HER GRANDCHILD TO SUDDEN INFANT DEATH.

WHY IT WAS THE WAY THE BABY SLEPT.THAT ENDED ITS SHORT LIFE.

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO KEEP *YOUR BABY SAFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) AUTISM BRAIN-VOTOPS


AND NEW STUDIES SHOWING WHEN KIDS START TO DEVELOP AUTISM.

THE GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH THAT COULD TREAT THE ILLNESS.

AND GIVE CHILDREN A BETTER CHANCE OF IMPROVING. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POPMON


TODAY--- OF COURSE IS MARCH 26TH--- 2014--- IT ALSO A DAY THAT COULD CHANGE COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOREVER--- IN A LANDMARK DECISION--- THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD--- RULED-- THAT NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PLAYERS QUALIFY AS EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY--- MEANING --- PAYING PLAYERS COULD BE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER--- SHOW ME THE MONEY--- Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VOTOPS


UNDER THIS RULING--- NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PLAYERS CAN NOW FORM AN UNION----

THEY ARE THE FIRST ATHLETES IN COLLEGE SPORTS TO SEEK UNION REPRESENTATION---

HOWEVER THE RULING TODAY--- IS NOT THE FINAL WORD---- NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PLANS TO APPEAL THE DECISION--- Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS


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RED SOX O'S-VOTOPS


JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT OF SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL. THE RED SOX AND O'S TODAY FROM JET BLUE.

----GRADY SIZEMORE. TRYING TO WIN THE STARTING JOB IN CENTERFIELD.THIS GRAB IN THE THIRD WON'T HURT HIS CASE.

---- XANDER BOGAERTS HAS SHORTSTOP ALL LOCKED UP. HITS ONE OVER THE MONSTER IN THE FOURTH TO TIE THE GAME AT THREE.

--- NOT ENOUGH -- SOX LOSE 5-4 Return to index of stories...


TWINS PIRATES-VOTOPS


TWINS AND PIRATES---- FROM HAMMOND STADIUM

RICKY NOLASCO-- WILL BE THE OPENING DAY STARTER FOR THE TWINS---

HAD A GOOD DAY TODAY--- GETS THE STRIKEOUT HERE TO END THE 3RD-- HE WENT 4 INNINGS ALLOWING JUST ONE HIT--- STRIKING OUT 3

NOLASCO GOT SOME HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS IN THE 4TH--- SWEET DOUBLE PLAY STARTED BY BRIAN DOZIER---

NOT A LOT OF OFFENSE IN THIS ONE-- PIRATES SCORE 2 IN THE 8TH AND WIN 2-1 Return to index of stories...


HEAT PACERS-POPMON


BLUE COLLAR. GOLD SWAGGER. THAT IS THE SLOGAN OF THE INDIANA PACERS. LAST YEAR IN THE PLAYOFFS. THE HEAT TOOK ALL THAT SWAGGER. GOLD OR OTHERWISE. AND LEFT THE PACERS UPSET AND FRUSTRATED. THIS YEAR. INDIANA FEELS IT'S THEIR TIME TO DE-THRONE THE CHAMPS. Return to index of stories...


HEAT PACERS-VOTOPS


IN A RACE FOR THE TOP SPOT IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE AND HOME COURT ADVANTAGE IN THE PLAYOFFS --- THE HEAT AND PACERS MEET AGAIN TONIGHT

THE PACERS CURRENTLY OWN A TWO GAME LEAD ON THE HEAT---

AND MIAMI HAS BEEN STRUGGLING OF LATE--- LOSERS OF 5 OF THEIR LAST TEN GAMES-- Return to index of stories...


HEAT PACERS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


USF HOOPS-VOTOPS


THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA THOUGHT THEY HAD A NEW BASKETBALL COACH LAST NIGHT--- INSTEAD IT'S BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD---

STEVE MASIELLO WAS IN LINE TO TAKE OVER THE BULLS NEXT SEASON-- BUT IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HE LIED ON HIS RESUME--- SAYING HE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY----

--- MASIELLO WAS A BENCH PLAYER FOR KENTUCKY-- BUT NEVER GRADUATED--- AS A RESULT-- HE NO LONGER IS A CANDIDATE FOR THE SOUTH FLORIDA JOB--

--- MASIELLO TOOK MANHATTAN COLLEGE TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR-- THE QUESTION IS WILL THEY ALLOW HIM TO COME BACK Return to index of stories...


UF GATORS-VOTOPS


MARCH MADNESS FIRES BACK UP ON THURSDAY---- IT'S TIME FOR THE SWEET 16---

FLORIDA AND UCLA HOOK UP IN MEMPHIS TOMORROW NIGHT--

ON PAPER IT'S A GAME OF CONTRASTING STYLES---

UCLA SCORES A LOT OF POINTS--- AND THE GATORS PLAY GREAT DEFENSE--- BUT BOTH HEAD COACHES SAY--- IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE Return to index of stories...


UF GATORS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


NO LOVE LOST BETWEEN FLORIDA AND FLORIDA STATE---

LAST NIGHT THEY CLEARED THE BENCHES---

IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT MADNESS-- HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JAMEIS WINSTON-- WHO IS AN OUTFIELDER FOR THE SEMINOLES

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE-- JIMBO FISHER IS SAYING-- GET BACK IN THE DUGOUT--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


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