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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 C 100 YO WALKS 4 MILES A DAY-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-VO-WIPE BUMP SHOT-CAM 10 REVERSE BUMP
HL2) PRESIDENT AND POPE-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) DANCE MOVEMENTS-VOTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TS1) MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-OC-VO
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS2) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS
PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-2-SH POP TS3) PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-OC-VO
PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-REM LIVE SECURITY BREACH WTC-TRX-TC MON
PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-VO SECURITY BREACH WTC-PKG
PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-REM LIVE CNN PRODUCERS ARRESTED-VO
MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-TRX-BNC TSA URGES CHECKPOINT CHANGES POST LAX SHOOTING-TRX
MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-PKG WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE-VO
LAX ARRESTS-TRX-VO SANTORUM 'VERY OPEN' TO PRESIDENTIAL BID-TRX-VOTOP
MULCH FIRE-VO CHARLOTTE MAYOR ARRESTED-TRX-VOTOPS
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-TRX-VO VOLUSA COMMISSIONER IN STRIP CLUB-VO
PRESIDENT AND POPE-TRX-VO IRS AGREES TO HAND OVER EMAILS TO ISSA-TRX-VO
WA LANDSLIDE UPDATE-TRX-SOTVO SECURITY ROBOT-VO
BOSTON 9 ALARM FIRE-OTS VO SOCHI DOGS US ADOPTION-TRX-EANIBOXES
UKRAINE RESOLUTION TODAY-OTS WINNING POWERBALL TICKET-VO
HIT AND RUN LOOPHOLE-BNC VO-WIPE 100 YO WALKS 4 MILES A DAY-OC NATVO
LAWSON CASE-TRX VOTOPS SS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
PALIN ENDORSE BENACQUISTO-VO TZ5 A DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-VO-WIPE
CHRIS CHRISTIE REVIEW-TRX-VO TZ5 B HUSBAND'S PLEA-VOTOPS
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-OC VIDBOX WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-2 SHOT
TZ1 A BFFS TAKE STAND WITH SHAVED HEADS-VOTOPS DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-PKG
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-2 SHOT
BFFS TAKE STAND WITH SHAVED HEADS-2-SHOT ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BFFS TAKE STAND WITH SHAVED HEADS-PKG CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ2 A FMB WATER PROBLEMS-VO HUSBAND'S PLEA-TRX 2 SH POP
TZ2 B BONITA ANNEXATION-VO HUSBAND'S PLEA-PKG
FUNNEL CLOUD CA-VOTOPS FACEBOOK ONE BILLION USERS-TRX-VO
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP EXPERTS:UPGRADE AFTER WINDOWS XP IS A MUST-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST GM RECALL PROBLEMS-TRX-VOTOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL INFECTIONS IN HOSPITALS-TRX-VOTOPS
FMB WATER PROBLEMS-TC MON VO ALCOHOLISM APP-VO
FL PAY INCENTIVE-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
PORT CHAR BURGLARIES-TRX-VO TZ6 A OPRAH'S TOUR-VO
DEAN PARK PLANT-TRX-VOTOPS TZ6 B TAYLOR SWIFT SHOES-VO
BONITA ANNEXATION-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
LEE CO SPRING JOB FAIR-OC CG OPRAH'S TOUR-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT KOURTNEY AND KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS-VO
TZ3 A LASTING MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE EMINEM AND OUTKAST LOLLAPALOOZA-TRX-VOTOPS
TZ3 B DANCE MOVEMENTS-VOTOPS TAYLOR SWIFT SHOES-VO
LASTING MARRIAGE-2SH-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
DANCE MOVEMENTS-VO TS1) MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-VOTOPS
SMART OUTLET SHOPPING-VO TS2) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS
TRAFFIC ASTHMA-VO TS3) PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-VOTOPS
FOUR LOKO DITCHES CAFFEINE-VO TS4) LEE COUNTY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS 4) FMB WATER PROBLEMS-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ4 A SECURITY BREACH WTC-VO-WIPE CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
TZ4 B 52 PERCENT DISAPPROVE OF OBAMA-VOTOPS-WIPE  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


PEPPER SPRAY INSIDE A SCHOOL

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS INJURED.

THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION.

WAS IT A CASE OF BULLYING?

THE POPE AND POTUS

AN HISTORIC MEETING

TWO OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST LEADERS, TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME.

EXCHANGING GIFTS. PLEASANTRIES. AND CONCERNS ABOUT THE WORLD.

AND BUST A MOVE.

WHAT LADIES NOTICE

WHEN GUYS CUT A RUG. Return to index of stories...


HL1) PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-VO-WIPE


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HL2) PRESIDENT AND POPE-VO-WIPE


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HL3) DANCE MOVEMENTS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-2-SH POP


THIS MORNING "SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY". IS BACK OPEN. AFTER BEING EVACUATED AND SHUTDOWN, ON WEDNESDAY.

STUDENT SAY A BOY WENT INTO THE BATHROOM AND SPRAYED PEPPER SPRAY.

ABC-7'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE AT THE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-REM LIVE


STUDENTS ARE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AFTER THE SCHOOL WAS AIRED OUT, THE BUILDING IS SAFE FOR STUDENTS TO RETURN.

PARENTS RECEIVED THIS EMAIL INFORMING THEM THE BUILDING WAS SAFE FOR RETURN. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-VO


TALKED WITH A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SCHOOL THIS MORNING.

SHE SAYS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED TO THEM THE LIQUID WAS PEPPER SPRAY.

SHE SAYS AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO WHO DID IT AND WHY.

WE ASLSO ASKED WHAT THE POLICY IS REGARDING BRINGING PEPPER SPRAY TO SCHOOL AND USING IT. DOES THE SCHOOL CONSIDER IT A WEAPON.?

SHES WORKING TO GET THAT ANSWER FOR US. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-REM LIVE


AS FAR AS WHO IS RESPONSIBLE-- AN ADMINISTRATOR SAYS THE PERSON WHO DID IT WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, HOWEVER DUE TO STUDENT PRIVACY WE WILL NOT KNOW WHAT MEASURES ARE TAKEN UNLESS LAW ENFORCEMENT GETS INVOLVED.

LIVE IN LC DK ABC7. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-TRX-BNC


NOW THE LATEST ON THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370.

MORE DEBRIS SPOTTED BY SATELLITE THIS MORNING --

BUT BAD WEATHER GROUNDED PLANES, AGAIN.

ABC'S DAVID KERLEY HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-PKG


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LAX ARRESTS-TRX-VO


DOZENS OF AIRPORT WORKERS. AT L-A-X. ARE BUSTED.

THE WORKERS ARE ACCUSED OF STEALING LUGGAGE. AND OTHER ITEMS. IN TERMINALS AND ON THE TARMAC.

THE ARRESTS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. COME AFTER A MONTH-LONG UNDERCOVER STING.

IT HAPPENED AT THE AIRPORT. AND AROUND L.A. COUNTY.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE PEOPLE ARRESTED ARE CONTRACT SERVICE WORKERS. FROM MULTIPLE COMPANIES, NOT EMPLOYEES OF L-A-X. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE-VO


WE'VE BEEN COVERING THIS STORY ALL MORNING.

IF YOU SMELL SMOKE IN NAPLES. IT'S A MULCH FIRE IS BURNING AT THE JONES MINING COMPANY ON IMMOKALEE ROAD.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL AND THEY WILL ALLOW IT TO BURN OUT.

RIGHT NOW. NO WORD ON HOW LONG THAT WILL BE.

NO STRUCTURES ARE THREATENED. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-TRX-VO


TODAY IS A BIG DAY. IN THE DUSTIN JAYE MURDER TRIAL.

THE *DEFENSE WILL START CALLING WITNESSES.

IT WAS A DRAMATIC DAY WEDNESDAY. WHEN THE STAR PROSECUTION WITNESS. SAID HE KNOWS JAYE IS GUILTY, AND HE KNOWS WHY.

BRIAN FROST SHARED A CELL WITH JAYE. AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

AND SAYS JAYE TOLD HIM. HE BRUTALLY MURDERED DEBBIE STRIANO. INSIDE HER THREE OAKS HOME 2 YEARS AGO. BECAUSE HE KNEW THERE WAS CASH IN THE HOME.

WE HAVE CREWS IN THE COURTROOM TODAY. AND WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT AND POPE-TRX-VO


IT'S AN HISTORIC DAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND POPE FRANCIS ARE MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE VATICAN.

THE GOAL OF THE MEETING. IS TO FOCUS ON AREAS WHERE TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL MEN AGREE.

AND TREAD LIGHTLY WHERE THEY DIFFER.

ISSUES LIKE FIGHTING POVERTY AND GROWING INCOME INEQUALITY, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION.

THE MEETING TAKES PLACE TWO DAYS AFTER THE U.S. SUPREME COURT HEARD ARGUMENTS ON A CONTRACEPTION MANDATE INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURE HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW.

IT'S THE 28TH TIME A SITTING PRESIDENT HAS MET WITH A POPE. Return to index of stories...


WA LANDSLIDE UPDATE-TRX-SOTVO


There was a wall of, it took me a second to realize it was mud. And it was racing like 150 miles per hour across the far end of the valley. And i said oh, my god and then it hit us.

DAY NUMBER 6.

IN THE SEARCH FOR VICTIMS OF THE WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE.

GOOD NEWS. THE NUMBER MISSING DROPPED IN HALF. TO 90.

25 BODIES HAVE BEEN FOUND. BUT SOME ARE STILL IN THE RUBBLE. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON 9 ALARM FIRE-OTS VO


THIS MORNING OFFICIALS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF A FIERCE 9-ALARM FIRE. THAT KILLED TWO FIREFIGHTERS IN BOSTON.

IT RACED THROUGH A BROWNSTONE WEDNESDAY.

CREWS BATTLED THE FIRE FOR THAN 10 HOURS.

THE TWO FIREFIGHTERS KILLED WERE TRAPPED IN THE BASEMENT WHERE THEY COULD NOT BE RESCUED.

13 OTHER FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED. SO WERE SEVERAL POLICE OFFICERS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE RESOLUTION TODAY-OTS


A RUSH TO HELP UKRAINE.

IN WASHINGTON, LAWMAKERS. SUPPORTED A BILL. WITH $1 BILLION DOLLARS IN LOAN GUARANTEES TO UKRAINE.

AND SANCTIONS ON TOP RUSSIANS.

THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. MAY ADOPT A RESOLUTION TODAY.

RUSSIA HAS MOUNTED A CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE RESOLUTION.

CLAIMING THE DISPUTE IS AN EAST-WEST ISSUE.

BUT UKRAINE'S U.N. AMBASSADOR. SAYS RUSSIA VIOLATED THE U.N. CHARTER. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN LOOPHOLE-BNC VO-WIPE


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE TIGHTENING UP PENALTIES AGAINST HIT AND RUN DRIVERS.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S A LOOPHOLE. THAT ALLOWS DRIVERS TO FACE A LESSER CHARGE FOR LEAVING A CRASH.

STATE SENATORS JUST PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD MAKE DRIVERS FACE AT LEAST FOUR YEARS IN PRISON IF THEY LEAVE THE SCENE OF A DEADLY CRASH.

CURRENT LAW DOES NOT INCLUDE A MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.

THE BILL IS NAMED AFTER AARON COHEN.

A HIT AND RUN DRIVER KILLED THE BICYCLIST IN 2012 IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY.

THE DRIVER WHO KILLED HIM GOT 21 MONTHS IN PRISON.

THE VERSION HOUSE LAWMAKERS WILL CONSIDER IS EXPECTED TO PASS. Return to index of stories...


LAWSON CASE-TRX VOTOPS SS


AND THAT LAW *COULD* AFFECT. A DEADLY HIT AND RUN CASE. RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A DRIVER HIT AND KILLED. MICHAEL SASEN. ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD, ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.

FORMER STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR. CHARLES LAWSON. IS CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A FATAL CRASH AND D-U-I.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE HIT SASEN AND KEPT GOING.

A HEARING FOR HIS D-U-I CASE. IS SET FOR NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


PALIN ENDORSE BENACQUISTO-VO


A BIG ENDORSEMENT FOR ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR TREY RADEL'S CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

FORMER VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SARAH PALIN ANNOUNCED SHE IS BACKING STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

PALIN CALLS HER THE PROVEN CONSERVATIVE IN THE RACE.

THE OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IN THE RACE ARE PAIGE KREEGEL, CURT CLAWSON AND MICHAEL DREIKORM.

THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IS APRIL 22ND. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS CHRISTIE REVIEW-TRX-VO


LATER THIS MORNING. INTERNAL FIDNINGS. ON THE BRIDGE REVENGE SCANDAL, IN NEW JERSEY.

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE. REQUESTED THE INVESTIGATION.

THEY LOOKED INTO ALLEGATIONS. OF POLITICAL RETRIBUTION AND CORRUPTION. AND HURRICANE RELIEF ALLOCATIONS TO THE CITY OF HOBOKEN.

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


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-OC VIDBOX


YOU HAVE ONE MORE DAY TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL IN LEE COUNTY.

THE STUDENT ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE IS TOMORROW AT 4 P-M.

IT APPLIES TO STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT.

OR STUDENTS ENTERING MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT ON OUR WEBSITE, ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


TWO BEST FRIENDS WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR EACH OTHER.

EVEN SHAVE THEIR HAIR OFF.

THAT KIND GESTURE. GOT ONE OF THE GIRLS, KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL.

THAT GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING.

WE HAVE THIS INSPIRING STORY NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A BFFS TAKE STAND WITH SHAVED HEADS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


BFFS TAKE STAND WITH SHAVED HEADS-2-SHOT


WHEN DOES HUMAN KINDNESS TRUMP A RULE AT SCHOOL?

A 9-YEAR OLD GIRL WAS SUSPENDED FOR AN ACT OF COMPASSION.

STRANGERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. BLASTING THE SCHOOL. FOR INTOLERANCE.

ABC'S CECILA VEGA HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BFFS TAKE STAND WITH SHAVED HEADS-PKG


DELANEY CLEMENTS AND KAMRYN RENFRO CALL THEMSELVES BFFS BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

NATS

CHILDHOOD PLAYMATES. DEALT SOME VERY ADULT NEWS 3 AND A HALF YEARS AGO WHEN

DELANEY GOT SICK

SOT: "MY CANCER IS CALLED NEUROBLASTOMA."

THERE WAS RELAPSE AFTER RELAPSE EACH TIME, CHEMOTHERAPY TOOK ALL HER HAIR

SOT: "AND NOW IM GOING TO LOSE IT AGAIN BECAUSE OF THIS"

BUT KAMRYN WASN'T GOING TO LET HER BFF BE BALD ALONE

SOT KAMRYN: "I DIDN'T WANT HER TO BE THE ONLY ONE "

A LITTLE GIRL'S BOLD MOVE THAT CAME WITH A BIG PRICE.

STAND UP CV: "LIKE MANY SCHOOLS. KAMRYN'S COLORADO SCHOOL HAS A DRESS CODE

. SHAVED HEADS ARE NOT ALLOWED. AND SHE WAS TOLD DON'T COME BACK UNTIL

YOU HAVE HAIR"

BUT AFTER KAMRYM'S MOM WROTE ABOUT IT ONLINE A NATIONAL FIRESTORM ERUPTED

AND LAST NIGHT THE SCHOOL BOARD APOLOGIZED, ALLOWING KAMRYN BACK, SAYING '

COMPASSION AND SELFLESS ACTS OF COURAGE ARE TO BE COMMENDED AND ENCOURAGED.'

AND NOW, OTHER SELFLESS ACTS IN SUPPORT OF DELANEY ARE SPRINGING UP FOR

DELANEY ONE HEAD AT A TIME

THE FAMILIES. INUNDATED BY COUNTLESS MESSAGES FROM STRANGERS. LIKE "NOW

THAT'S A TRUE FRIEND" AND "WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING CHILD"

SOT KR: "DELANEY'S MY BEST FRIEND."

SOT DC: "WHATEVER HAPPENS WE'LL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER "

IN ONE LITTLE GIRL'S FIGHT FOR LIFE, A LESSON THAT BEING AMERICAN STRONG

MEANS SOME RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


A BOIL WATER NOTICE. CAUSING OBSTACLES. ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

BUSINESSES, NOT HAPPY.

A BROKEN WATER LINE FORCED CREWS TO TURN OFF THE WATER TO MAKE REPAIRS.

FIND OUT WHAT'S NEXT. FOR BUSINESSES

IS THE CITY OF BONITA SPRINGS ADDING SOME NEW RESIDENTS?

WE'LL TELL HOW THE LEADERS VOTED. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A FMB WATER PROBLEMS-VO


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TZ2 B BONITA ANNEXATION-VO


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FUNNEL CLOUD CA-VOTOPS


A LARGE FUNNEL CLOUD. SHOWED UP WEDNESDAY IN CALIFORNIA -- NORTH OF SACRAMENTO.

SEVERAL HOMES IN THE CITY, WERE DAMAGED IN THE STORM.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

BUT MANY PEOPLE HAD TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL SEND TEAMS IN TODAY. TO SEE IF IT WAS A TORNADO. 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.

BREEZY WITH MORE CLOUDS

It is a cool morning across Southwest Florida, but warmer weather is on the way today. Winds will come from the east, turning east-southeasterly at 10-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph. While it won't be as windy as yesterday, it will still be rather breezy. With more of that east to southeasterly turn on the winds, we will warm up today. Afternoon highs are headed to near 80 degrees. With more humidity coming into play we can't rule out a very spotty shower popping up this afternoon. Overnight, we'll see plenty of clouds and we won't be as cool. Expect low temperatures Friday morning to bottom out in the mid 60s with lower 60s inland.

For tomorrow, we'll have cloudy skies and even a few showers showing up by evening.

A cold front pressing its way into Southwest Florida will give scattered showers for Saturday into Sunday. 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...


FMB WATER PROBLEMS-TC MON VO


HERE'S AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE'VE BEEN COVERING FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS.

WATER IS NOW RESTORED TO BUSINESSES ALONG TIMES SQUARE IN FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT'S ONE OF THE BUSIEST TIMES OF THE YEAR ON THE ISLAND--

A BROKEN WATER SYSTEM IS TO BLAME, IT HAPPENED RIGHT ACROSS FROM "PETE'S TIME OUT" EARLIER THIS WEEK.

MANY BUSINESSES ARE UNDER A BOIL WATER NOTICE.

IT'S IN EFFECT FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER DAY -- OR UNTIL WATER TESTS COME BACK CLEAR.

CONSTRUCTIONS CREWS WILL WORK ON REPAIRING A DAMAGED BRICK WALKWAY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


FL PAY INCENTIVE-VO


A NEW LAW BEING PROPOSED BY GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. COULD HAVE YOU SEEING A LOT MORE OF THIS. IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR.

THE GOVERNOR WANTS STATE WORKER PAY. TO GO BY JOB PERFORMANCE.

THAT COULD MEAN. TROOPERS WILL BE MOTIVATED TO WRITE MORE TICKETS.

ONE IDEA WAS TO GIVE TROOPERS. A 5 THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS. IF THEY PULL OVER 4 PEOPLE AN HOUR.

UNION NEGOTIATORS TURNED THAT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHAR BURGLARIES-TRX-VO


DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A STRING OF BURGLARIES IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

ALL OF THEM HAPPENING. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

DEPUTIES TELL ABC7 THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR HITS IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

IN THE EDGEWATER DRIVE AREA.

THE THIEVES GOT IN BY PRYING OPEN BACK GLASS SLIDING DOORS. THEN SNATCHING CASH AND JEWELRY.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING CALL CRIMESTOPPERS OR CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


DEAN PARK PLANT-TRX-VOTOPS


AN ORGANIC COMPANY IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY IN FORT MYERS.

"GREENER FORMULAS" WANTS TO MOVE MANUFACTURING. INTO TWO EMPTY BUILDINGS. ON MICHIGAN AVENUE.

THEY MAKES PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS.

THE CATCH. IT'S IN THE HEART OF A HISTORIC DISTRICT.

THE PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDED DENYING THE COMPANY'S REQUEST. BECAUSE IT'S TOO CLOSE TO HOUSES.

CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE THE FINAL SAY.

COUNCIL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING ON APRIL FIRST. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ANNEXATION-VO


THE CITY OF BONITA SPRINGS IS EXPANDING.

ABOUT 50 HOMEOWNERS IN UN-INCORPORATED LEE COUNTY ARE PREPARING TO BECOME CITY RESIDENTS.

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

THIS IS ALL NEAR THE BONITA-ESTERO LINE.

NEIGHBORS AND BUSINESSES STILL WANTING TO ANNEX INTO BONITA SPRINGS HAVE UNTIL APRIL FIRST TO FILE THEIR PAPERWORK.

LEADERS ARE SCHEDULED TO MAKE FINAL PREPERATIONS IN MAY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SPRING JOB FAIR-OC CG


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. INVITES YOU TO THE 2014 SPRING JOB FAIR.

10AM - 2PM AT HODGES UNIVERSITY. AT THE FORT MYERS CAMPUS.

COMPANIES INCLUDE STATE FARM. HODGES. LOWE'S. PRUDENTIAL, COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, AND MANY MANY MORE!

IT'S FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


THERE'S SO MANY SECRETS TO MAKING A RELATIONSHIP LAST.

CAN YOU REALLY BE IN LOVE. FOR 50 PLUS YEARS?

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR RELATIONSHIP ALIVE.

WHAT CATCHES A WOMEN'S EYE?

LOOKS, BODY SHAPE AND PERSONAL STYLE.

HOW ABOUT A MAN'S MOVES ON THE DANCE FLOOR?

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO DO! Return to index of stories...


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LASTING MARRIAGE-2SH-VO


THERE IS A TRICK TO A LASTING MARRIAGE.

CAN YOU REALLY BE IN LOVE FOR 50 PLUS YEARS

IF YOU LAUGH?

THE ANSWER IS YES

THE HUFFINGTON POST ASKED COUPLES IN THEIR 90'S. MARRIED FOR DECADES THEIR SECRETS.

AND THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME UP WITH:

1. CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CAREFULLY

2. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS. ASK QUESTIONS

3. BE TOLERANT

4. FORGIVE. QUICKLY

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DANCE MOVEMENTS-VO


IT CAN BE TOUGH TO GET A WOMAN'S ATTENTION.

BUT SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'VE FIGURED OUT WHAT DANCE MOVEMENTS. CATCH A WOMAN'S EYE!

BRITISH RESEARCHERS CAPTURED THE DANCE MOVES OF 30 MEN --- CONVERTING THEM INTO COMPUTER AVATARS.

WOMEN RATED DANCERS HIGHER WHEN THEIR HEAD, NECK AND TORSO MOVEMENTS WERE VARIED AND THEY HAD FASTER LEG SPEED.

RESEARCHERS ARE CURIOUS TO SEE IF DANCE MOVEMENTS CORRELATE WITH PERSONALITY QUALITIES. AND HOW MEN MAY ASSESS WOMENS' DANCING ABILITY. Return to index of stories...


SMART OUTLET SHOPPING-VO


BEFORE YOU HIT THE OUTLETS. SOME TIPS, ON GETTING A GOOD DEAL.

BE FAMILIAR WITH THE *REGULAR PRICE.

SOME APPS COMPARE THEM FOR YOU.

REGULAR MERCHANDISE AT OUTLETS. CAN BE A BETTER DEAL. THAN "MADE-FOR-OUTLET" PRODUCTS.

IF YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE, ASK A SALES ASSOCIATE.

AND ASK ABOUT THE RETURN POLICY.

MANY DON'T ALLOW RETURNS. OR HAVE TIME RESTRICTIONS. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ASTHMA-VO


KIDS EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION.WIND UP WITH MORE HEALTH PROBLEMS.

THEY'RE MORE LIKELY. TO BE RE-ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR ASTHMA.

19-PERCENT OF KIDS. ARE RE-ADMITTED WITHIN 12 MONTHS.

IN PLACES WITH HIGH TRAFFIC POLLUTION. IT'S THREE TIMES HIGHER. Return to index of stories...


FOUR LOKO DITCHES CAFFEINE-VO


THE POPULAR *AND CONTROVERSIAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE FOUR LOKO. LOSES A BIT OF IT'S EDGE.

THE DRINK MAKER. IS DITCHING THE CAFFEINE.

THE MAKER AGREED. TO *NOT MARKET TO UNDERAGE CUSTOMERS.

IT COMES AFTER FOUR LOKO WAS LINKED TO HEALTH PROBLEMS. AND BINGE DRINKING DEATHS IN TEENS AND ADULTS.

ONE CAN. EQUALS FOUR CANS OF BEER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


ANOTHER SECURITY BREACH AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.

FIRST IS WAS A TEEN CLIMING THE NEEDLE.

THEN BASE JUMPERS

THE NEW PICTURE NOW COMING TO LIGHT.

INVOLVING A SECURITY GUARD THAT'S DRAWING BIG RED FLAGS.

POTUS HOPING FOR A LITTLE POPE POWER

IT'S BEEN A WEEK OF foreign POLICY.

SO WHERE DOES OUR LEADER STAND WITH THE CRITICS?

STAYING HEALTHY CAN BE A CHALLENGE

BUT NOT FOR A 100-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN WISCONSIN.

WE HAVE HER SECRET ON HOW TO STAY YOUNG. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A SECURITY BREACH WTC-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B 52 PERCENT DISAPPROVE OF OBAMA-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C 100 YO WALKS 4 MILES A DAY-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 AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

INVESTORS ARE WAITING FOR A CATALYST. TO PUSH THE MARKET HIGHER. OR SPARK A SELL-OFF.

IT'S BEEN BACK AND FORTH LATELY.

THE DOW LOST 99 POINTS. AFTER GAINING THE DAY BEFORE.

THIS MORNING,

ANOTHER REBOUND. LOOKING GOOD. Return to index of stories...


TS1) MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-OC-VO


NOW THE LATEST ON THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370.

MORE DEBRIS SPOTTED BY SATELLITE THIS MORNING --

BUT BAD WEATHER GROUNDED PLANES, AGAIN.

THAI SATELLITES DETECT AT LEAST 300 OBJECTS NEAR THE SEARCH AREA. DOUBLING WHAT WAS FOUND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

A HIGH-RANKING OFFICIAL WITH THE MALAYSIA POLICE FORCE SAYS THEY BELIEVE THE PILOT "DELIBERATELY" REDIRECTED THE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS


WE'VE BEEN COVERING THIS STORY ALL MORNING.

IF YOU SMELL SMOKE IN NAPLES. IT'S A MULCH FIRE IS BURNING AT THE JONES MINING COMPANY ON IMMOKALEE ROAD.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL AND THEY WILL ALLOW IT TO BURN OUT.

RIGHT NOW. NO WORD ON HOW LONG THAT WILL BE.

NO STRUCTURES ARE THREATENED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-OC-VO


SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY IS BACK OPEN. AFTER PEPPER SPRAY INJURED SEVERAL STUDENTS AND ADULTS.

THE SCHOOL'S INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT.

AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY A STUDENT SPRAYED IT IN THE BATHROOM.

TWO CHILDREN WERE RUSHED AWAY ON STRETCHERS. AND OTHERS TREATED.

NO DECISION YET ON THE STUDENT'S PUNISHMENT. Return to index of stories...


SECURITY BREACH WTC-TRX-TC MON


ANOTHER SECURITY CONCERN. AT THE NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER.

A PHOTO SURFACING. OF ANOTHER SECURITY GUARD. LOOKING FAST ASLEEP.

A-B-C'S REBECCA JARVIS HAS MORE ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


SECURITY BREACH WTC-PKG


THE PHOTO IN THIS MORNING'S NEW YORK POST WAS REPORTEDLY TAKEN THIS SATURDAY

.JUST 3 DAYS BEFORE A GROUP OF BASEJUMPERS SURRENDERED FOR DOING THIS.

A SECURITY BREACH LAST SEPTEMBER IN WHICH THE MEN SNUCK INTO THE BUILDING

OVERNIGHT, LEAPING OFF FROM A DIZZYING 17-HUNDRED, 76 FEET!

AND JUST OVER A WEEK AGO - THIS 16-YEAR-OLD WAS ARRESTED AFTER BREAKING INTO

THE BUILDING AND CLIMBING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE BUILDING'S ANTENNA SNEAKING

BY A SLEEPING SECURITY GUARD, WHO WAS FIRED IMMEDIATELY.

THE GUARD IN THIS PHOTO-- SAYS HE TOO IS NOW FIRED! AND WHILE HE STILL

DENIES HE WAS SLEEPING ON THE JOB -- HE DID TELL THE POST HE HAS A NERVE

CONDITION THAT'S LEFT HIM NEARLY BLIND. HE ADMITS HE WAS SURPRISED TO BE PUT

IN CHARGE OF SECURITY AT SUCH A SENSITIVE LOCATION SAYING IN PART-- ""That

post was so hard to cover for me. It was very, very stressful. I could

barely see half of the lobby." Return to index of stories...


CNN PRODUCERS ARRESTED-VO


REBECCA JARVIS REPORTING.

ALSO AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER -

TWO C-N-N PRODUCERS ARE UNDER ARREST. AFTER BREAKING IN!

THE DUO TRIED TO ENTER THE SITE. BUT WERE STOPPED BY A POLICE OFFICER.

THEY WERE CARRYING A GO-PRO CAMERA,

AND ANOTHER CAMERA ON A TRIPOD.

IT'S HAPPENING A DAY AFTER NEW VIDEO CAME OUT. SHOWING THREE MEN PARACHUTING OFF THE TOWER.

THE TWO PRODUCERS ARE CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS. Return to index of stories...


TSA URGES CHECKPOINT CHANGES POST LAX SHOOTING-TRX


THE T-S-A WANTS TO INCREASE ARMED POLICE AT AIRPORT CHECKPOINTS AND TICKET COUNTERS DURING PEAK TRAVEL TIMES.

THIS ACCORDING TO A NEWLY - RELEASED REPORT.

THE REVIEW LISTED A TOTAL OF 14 RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE AIRPORT SAFETY AND SECURITY.

THE REPORT WAS ORDERED AFTER LAST YEAR'S DEADLY SHOOTING AT L-A-X.

THE FIRST EVER TARGETED DEATH OF A TSA AGENT. Return to index of stories...


WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE-VO


WORKING IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IS A DREAM JOB.

OR MAYBE NOT.

A FORMER *EAST* WING STAFFER. CALLS WORKING FOR MICHELLE OBAMA. MISERABLE.

MEDIA-ITE SAYS HE WAS AN ASSISTANT PRESS SECRETARY.

THE STAFFER SAYS HAVING THE WRONG PENCIL SKIRT. IS JUST AS BAD, AS A FAILED POLICY.

AND EVERYONE IS ANGLING.

TO BE BEST FRIENDS WITH THE FIRST LADY.

AND GET MAD WHEN THEY'RE NOT INVITED TO MEETINGS.

THIS IS PRETTY COMMON, IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

BUT A GOOD REMINDER. NOT HOW IT ALWAYS SEEMS. Return to index of stories...


SANTORUM 'VERY OPEN' TO PRESIDENTIAL BID-TRX-VOTOP


A POSSIBLE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER GAVE HIS STRONGEST INDICATION YET THAT HE MIGHT RUN IN 2016.

FORMER SENATOR RICK SANTORUM SAID DURING AN INTERVIEW IN IOWA THAT HE'S "VERY OPEN TO TAKING ON ANOTHER RUN" FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE FORMER PENNSYLVANIA SENATOR RAN IN 2012.

SANTORUM HAS REMAINED POPULAR WITH SOCIAL AND FISCAL CONSERVATIVES.

HE CURRENTLY POLLS IN THE MID-SINGLE DIGITS IN MOST NATIONAL POLLS AMONG REPUBLICANS. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE MAYOR ARRESTED-TRX-VOTOPS


MEET THE FOUR-MONTH MAYOR.

PATRICK CANNON A 47-YEAR-OLD DEMOCRAT. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA LAST NOVEMBER.

HE WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY MORNING. AFTER ALLEGEDLY PICKING UP CASH AT AN UNDERCOVER F-B-I APARTMENT.

AGENTS HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING HIM, SINCE 20-10. WHEN HE WAS A CITY COUNCILMAN. Return to index of stories...


VOLUSA COMMISSIONER IN STRIP CLUB-VO


A CITY COMMISSIONER CAUGHT ON CAMERA-

GETTING KICKED OUT OF A STRIP CLUB.

THIS IS DAYTONA BEACH CITY COMMISSIONER CARL LENTZ.

HE RECEIVED A TRESPASS WARNING AFTER AN INCIDENT LAST FRIDAY.

THE OWNER OF THE CLUB CALLED POLICE AFTER HE SAYS LENTZ DEMANDED A SERVER HAVE SEX WITH HIM.

HE EVEN THREATENED CITY ACTION AGAINST THE BUSINESS IF SHE DIDN'T.

LENTZ DENIES ANY WRONGDOING--

HE WAS NOT ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


IRS AGREES TO HAND OVER EMAILS TO ISSA-TRX-VO


THE I-R-S COMMISSIONER. AGREED TO HAND OVER MORE E-MAILS. IN THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE I-R-S TARGETING SCANDAL.

HE TESTIFIED BEFORE THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

IT'S INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED TARGETING. OF TEA PARTY GROUPS SEEKING TAX EXEMPT STATUS.

THE E-MAILS IN QUESTION INCLUDE THOSE OF FORMER I-R-S OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER -- WHO HAS INVOKED THE FIFTH AMENDMENT TWICE. AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS. Return to index of stories...


SECURITY ROBOT-VO


A DENVER COMPANY IS OFFERING BUSINESSES A DIFFERENT KIND OF SECURITY.

CHECK OUT THIS ROBOT SECURITY GUARD.

IT'S CALLED THE VIGILANT MOBILE CAMERA PLATFORM OR VIGILANT M-C-P.

THE ROBOT CAN OPERATE IN ALL KINDS OF BUILDINGS WITHOUT SUPERVISION.

AND IT DOES NOT NEED A REMOTE CONTROL.

THE CREATOR, GAMMA 2 ROBOTICS, SAYS IT ALSO WORKS WITH EXISTING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING SMOKE DETECTORS AND VERBAL SENSORS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI DOGS US ADOPTION-TRX-EANIBOXES


THIS YEAR. THE SOCHI OLYMPICS. TURNED SOME HOMELESS DOGS. INTO AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION.

AND NOW THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY TO THE U-S. FOR ADOPTION.

TEN OF THE DOGS ARE ARRIVING THIS AFTERNOON.

AT DULLES AIRPORT.

WASHINGTON ANIMAL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 200 ADOPTION OFFERS.

ANOTHER 90 DOGS. ARE EXPECTED TO BE SENT OVER FROM SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


WINNING POWERBALL TICKET-VO


A WINNING POWERBALL TICKET IS STILL OUT THERE, AND IT WAS PURCHASED AT A GAS STATION IN BRIDGETON, MISSOURI.

THE WINNING 96-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLAR POWERBALL TICKET WAS SOLD AT THIS MOBIL STATION.

NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD TO CLAIM THE WINNINGS.

MISSOURI LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY THE STATION WILL RECEIVE A 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS FOR SELLING THE TICKET. Return to index of stories...


100 YO WALKS 4 MILES A DAY-OC NATVO


A 100-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN WISCONSIN. HAS A SECRET TO STAYING YOUNG.

NEVER SITTING STILL.

"Keep up!"

"This is what I do every day."

IN WISCONSIN. SARAH STENBERG. WALKS THE HALLS OF HER RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

BUT IT'S NO CASUAL WALK IN THE PARK. SARAH RACKS UP FOUR MILES A DAY!

SHE WALKS THREE TO FOUR HOURS. TO STAY. IN TIP TOP SHAPE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


EVERYONE WANTS TO FIND A BARAGAIN.

BUYING A NEW WARDOBE CAN BE EXPENSIVE.

HOW ABOUT SHARING YOUR WARDOBE. FOR A WEEKLY FEE?

FIND OUT HOW THIS NEW TREND WORKS AND WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT.

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO. TO SAVE YOUR SPOUSE?

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW ONE HUSBAND. IS TRYING TO SAVE HIS WIFE FROM CANCER. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B HUSBAND'S PLEA-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-2 SHOT


WOULD YOU SHARE YOUR WARDROBE. WITH TOTAL STRANGERS?

YOU CAN FIND AN OUTFIT OF YOUR DREAMS FOR AS LITTLE AS $15 DOLLARS A WEEK.

INSTEAD OF PURCHASING SOMETHING NEW EVERY TIME YOU GO OUT.

BECKY WORLEY EXPLAINS HOW THIS ALL WORKS. Return to index of stories...


DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-PKG


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DRESS FOR $15 A WEEK-2 SHOT


THEY WILL ABLIB 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.

BREEZY WITH MORE CLOUDS

It is a cool morning across Southwest Florida, but warmer weather is on the way today. Winds will come from the east, turning east-southeasterly at 10-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph. While it won't be as windy as yesterday, it will still be rather breezy. With more of that east to southeasterly turn on the winds, we will warm up today. Afternoon highs are headed to near 80 degrees. With more humidity coming into play we can't rule out a very spotty shower popping up this afternoon. Overnight, we'll see plenty of clouds and we won't be as cool. Expect low temperatures Friday morning to bottom out in the mid 60s with lower 60s inland.

For tomorrow, we'll have cloudy skies and even a few showers showing up by evening.

A cold front pressing its way into Southwest Florida will give scattered showers for Saturday into Sunday. 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...


HUSBAND'S PLEA-TRX 2 SH POP


NOW TO A HUSBAND'S DESPERATE BATTLE TO SAVE THE LIFE OF HIS YOUNG WIFE, WHO IS BATTLING A RARE FORM OF CANCER.

HE LAUNCHED A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN. PRESSURING DRUG COMPANIES. TO LET HIS WIFE, USE AN EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT.

HE CLAIMS THIS COULD BE HER ONLY HOPE TO STAY ALIVE.

ABC'S JIM AVILA HAS THIS INSPIRING STORY. Return to index of stories...


HUSBAND'S PLEA-PKG


What would you do if this smart, beautiful 25 year old woman was the love of

your life, and she is dying. Already Exhausted all approved treatments for

a rare and deadly kidney cancer. Well, this is what Mikaela Knapp's

husband Keith is doing. Not giving up.

SOT: KEITH KNAPP, HUSBAND

"MIKAELA'S ALWAYS BEEN MY ROCK/YOU KNOW SHE'S IN A LOT OF PAIN. SHE'S

FACING DEATH AT THE AGE OF 25/ SHE'S JUST SUCH A FIGHTER"

Keith is mobilizing a groundswell of internet support to pressure the FDA to

allow compassionate use of a promising drug still being tested, but not yet

approved.

SOT: KEITH KNAPP, HUSBAND

"WE JUST NEED SOMEONE TO SAY THAT THEY;RE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH THE DRUG

/ AND WRE NOT GOING TO GIVE UP UNTIL WE GET THAT"

SOT AVILA STANDUP

"AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA BLITZ HAS MOMENTUM. FROM THE FACE BOOK PAGE WHICH

DECLARES "WE GOT THIS" TO TWITTERBOTH PUSHING TO THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION,

WHICH NOW HOVERS AT ABOUT 200 THOUSAND."

Mikaela has made you tube appearances from her northern california hospital

bed,

NAT MIKAELA: "Thank you so much for all your support."

Her situation-similar to 7-year-old josh hardy's. A drug company -agreeing

to give him an experimental kidney drug just this month after an online

campaign. But some in the medical world worry about the pressure put on

doctors, pharmaceutical companies and the FDA by masses moved by emotion,

rather than science.

SOT BITE DR. BESSER/ 20:22:58

"YOU'D LIKE THAT TO BE A DECISION THATS MADE BY THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE

CARING FOR HER/NOT BY THE PRESSURE PUT ON BY A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN"

A campaign growing in strength, as each day Mikaela's waits and weakens. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK ONE BILLION USERS-TRX-VO


FACEBOOK HAS MORE THAN ONE BILLION USERS. ON MOBILE DEVICES.

THE MILESTONE IS A MAJOR SHIFT. FROM TWO YEARS AGO---

BUT THE MOBILE TRANSITION HAS GONE SO WELL.

IT NOW ACCOUNTS FOR 20 PERCENT OF THE TIME. PEOPLE SPEND WITH MOBILE APPS. Return to index of stories...


EXPERTS:UPGRADE AFTER WINDOWS XP IS A MUST-VO


MICROSOFT WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE SECURITY UPDATES FOR WINDOWS X-P BEGINNING APRIL 8TH.

THAT MEANS COMPUTERS RUNNING ON X-P -- AND EVEN MACHINES LIKE A-T-MS -- WILL BE LARGELY UNPROTECTED AGAINST VIRUSES AND CYBER ATTACKS.

EXPERTS SAY THAT COULD EASILY EXPOSE BUSINESSES THAT DON'T UPGRADE TO A NEW OPERATING SYSTEM TO CYBERATTACKS.

MICROSOFT WON'T SAY HOW MANY SMALL BUSINESSES CURRENTLY USE WINDOWS X-P. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL PROBLEMS-TRX-VOTOPS


IF YOUR CAR IS PART. OF THE GENERAL MOTORS RECALL. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET A FREE LOANER CAR OR RENTAL.

FAULTY ENGINES CAUSED THE RECALL. FOR MORE THAN A MILLION VEHICLES.

CEO MARY BARRY SAID DEALERS. WILL GIVE ANY OWNER OF A RECALLED MODEL. A FREE LOANER.

G-M IS PICKING UP THE COST OF ALL THE LOANERS AND RENTALS. Return to index of stories...


INFECTIONS IN HOSPITALS-TRX-VOTOPS


ABOUT ONE IN 25 U-S HOSPITAL PATIENTS GET AN INFECTION DURING THEIR STAY.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY BY THE CDC.

OF THOSE INFECTED, ABOUT 75-THOUSAND DIED.

THE STUDY DID NOT INVESTIGATE HOW OFTEN AN INFECTION CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO THE PATIENT'S DEATH.

THE MOST COMMON WERE PNEUMONIA AND SURGICAL-SITE INFECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


ALCOHOLISM APP-VO


A NEW SMART PHONE APP. SEEMS TO HELP PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM ALCOHOLISM.

THE *A-CHESS APP FEATURES AUDIO RELAXATION. COMMUNICATION WITH PEER SUPPORT GROUPS. AND EVEN SENDS AN ALERT.

IF USERS GO NEAR A HIGH-RISK LOCATION, LIKE A BAR.

A GROUP OF PATIENTS WHO TESTED THE APP. HAD FEWER BINGE DRINKING EPISODES. AND MORE CONSISTENT ABSTINENCE FROM ALCOHOL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


OPRAH IS HITTING THE ROAD.

YOU CAN SEE HER IN EIGHT DIFFERENT CITIES FOR TWO DAYS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT SHE'S UP TO. AND HOW YOU CAN JOIN HER!

TAYLOR SWIFT HAS BEEN HITTING BIG ON THE RED CARPET.

FIND OUT WHAT NEW BUSINESS VENTURE SHE'S INVOLVED IN. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A OPRAH'S TOUR-VO


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TZ6 B TAYLOR SWIFT SHOES-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...


OPRAH'S TOUR-VO


OPRAH IS LAUNCHING. A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR.

SHE WILL HIT UP. EIGHT CITIES THIS SUMMER. FOR "OPRAH'S THE LIFE YOU WANT WEEKEND".

IT'S A TWO DAY EVENT. WITH OPRAH. AND MOTIVATIONAL GUESTS, LIKE DEEPARK CHOPRA.

IT STARTS IN SEPTEMBER IN ATLANTA.

TICKETS GO ON SALE ON HER WEBSITE STARTING APRIL 7TH.

TICKETS GO FROM 99 DOLLARS TO 999 DOLLARS. FOR THE VIP MEET-AND-GREET PACKAGE. Return to index of stories...


KOURTNEY AND KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS-VO


THE KARDASHIANS GET EVEN MORE TV TIME IN ANOTHER REALITY SHOW.

IT'S CALLED KOURTNEY AND KHLOE TAKE THE HAMPTONS.

THE SERIES FOCUSES ON THE TWO SISTERS AS THEY OPEN UP A NEW "DASH" STORE IN THE SWANKY NEW YORK COMMUNITY.

E SAYS THE SHOW WILL DEBUT SOMETIME THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


EMINEM AND OUTKAST LOLLAPALOOZA-TRX-VOTOPS


EMINEM AND OUTKAS.T WILL HEADLINE THE LOLLAPALOOZA MUSIC FESTIVAL. IN CHICAGO THIS SUMMER.

MORE THAN 130 ACTS WILL PERFORM ON EIGHT STAGES IN GRANT PARK -

--INCLUDING KINGS OF LEON. AND GRAMMY SENSATION LORDE,

THE THREE-DAY EVENT MARKS ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

THE EVENT BEGINS AUGUST 1ST. Return to index of stories...


TAYLOR SWIFT SHOES-VO


TAYLOR SWIFT IS JUMPING INTO THE SHOE BUSINESS.

THE GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER NOW HAS HER OWN LINE OF "KEDS".

THE COLLECTION REFLECTS SWIFT'S SENSE OF STYLE. WITH EMBELLISHMENTS LIKE A GUITAR PICK AND A HEART WITH TAYLOR'S FAVORITE NUMBER "13".

THE SNEAKERS ARE COLORFUL AND HAVE UNIQUE PATTERNS AND LACES.

THE TAYLOR SWIFT KEDS COLLECTION IS IN NORDSTROM STORES AND ON SEVERAL WEBSITES. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) MALAYSIA SUSPENDED SEARCH UPDATE-VOTOPS


NOW THE LATEST ON THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370.

MORE DEBRIS SPOTTED BY SATELLITE THIS MORNING --

BUT BAD WEATHER GROUNDED PLANES, AGAIN.

THAI SATELLITES DETECT AT LEAST 300 OBJECTS NEAR THE SEARCH AREA. DOUBLING WHAT WAS FOUND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

A HIGH-RANKING OFFICIAL WITH THE MALAYSIA POLICE FORCE SAYS THEY BELIEVE THE PILOT "DELIBERATELY" REDIRECTED THE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS


WE'VE BEEN COVERING THIS STORY ALL MORNING.

IF YOU SMELL SMOKE IN NAPLES. IT'S A MULCH FIRE IS BURNING AT THE JONES MINING COMPANY ON IMMOKALEE ROAD.

FIRE CREWS TELL US THE FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL AND THEY WILL ALLOW IT TO BURN OUT.

RIGHT NOW. NO WORD ON HOW LONG THAT WILL BE.

NO STRUCTURES ARE THREATENED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL-VOTOPS


SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY IS BACK OPEN. AFTER PEPPER SPRAY INJURED SEVERAL STUDENTS AND ADULTS.

THE SCHOOL'S INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT.

AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY A STUDENT SPRAYED IT IN THE BATHROOM.

TWO CHILDREN WERE RUSHED AWAY ON STRETCHERS. AND OTHERS TREATED.

NO DECISION YET ON THE STUDENT'S PUNISHMENT. Return to index of stories...


TS4) LEE COUNTY SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-VOTOPS


YOU HAVE ONE MORE DAY TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL IN LEE COUNTY.

THE STUDENT ASSIGNMENT DEADLINE IS TOMORROW AT 4 P-M.

IT APPLIES TO STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT.

OR STUDENTS ENTERING MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT ON OUR WEBSITE, ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) FMB WATER PROBLEMS-VOTOPS-WIPE


A BOIL WATER NOTICE COULD LAST THROUGH THE DAY. CAUSING OBSTACLES FOR FORT MYERS BEACH BUSINESSES.

A BROKEN WATER LINE RIGHT ACROSS FROM "PETE'S TIME OUT". PROMPTED CREWS TO TURN OFF THE WATER.

IT'S BACK ON. NOW THE AREA IS WAITING ON TESTS THAT SHOW CLEAN WATER RESULTS.

THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS CREWS WILL REPAIR A DAMAGED BRICK WALKWAY. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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