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HEADLINES------------- TEASE ONE------------
HL1) HOME INVASION-trxVOTOPS TZ1 A FL ROAD RAGE-NATSVO
HL2) STEALING REGISTRATION-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B BUYING A NEW CAR-VOTOPS
HL3) NO MORE GIRLS-trxSOTVO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
HOME INVASION-BNC SS VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
HOME INVASION-SOTVO FL ROAD RAGE-VO TOPS 2SHOT
ARCADIA MURDER-2SHOT SS WIPE FL ROAD RAGE-PKG
ARCADIA MURDER-LLPKG FL ROAD RAGE-OC
CHILD PORN FORT MYERS-OC SS FREE COFFEE AT MCDONALDS-OTS VO
RAPIST FREE-OC SS SWEETBAY WINN DIXIE-TRX VO
STEALING REGISTRATION DECALS-OTS VO WIPE BUYING A NEW CAR-SOTVO CG
STEALING REGISTRATION DECALS-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
BIRD STRIKE DIVERTS PLANE-OC VO TEASE TWO------------
TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP TZ2 A YOUNG HEARTS-VOTOPS-WIPE
STAYING ALIVE ON 75-OC VO WIPE TZ2 B NO MORE GIRLS-NATSVO
STAYING ALIVE ON 75-SOTVO NO MORE GIRLS-VO IN TCMON
MULCH FIRE-OC VO NO MORE GIRLS-SOTVO
COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-OTS VO YOUNG HEARTS-2SHOT
FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-OTS YOUNG HEARTS-PKG
HEALTH CARE DEADLINE-OC VO WEDDING COSTS UP-OC VO
MANATEE RESCUE-OTS VO WALMART SUES VISA-TCMON VO
THINGS TO DO-CLIP NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-2SHOT VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-SOTVO TZ3 A OBAMACARE LATEST-VO
CELEBRATE BONITA-CG TOPS WIPE TZ3 B JEWELRY STORE THEFT-VO
MARCO SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FEST-CG TOPS WIPE TZ3 C MUDSLIDE LATEST-VO
PUSH TO WEBSITE-VOTOPS BNR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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NEW AT 5-

A ROBBER BREAKS INTO AN ELDERLY WOMAN'S HOME--

TAKES HER STUFF--

AND GETS AWAY!

LEARN WHY POLICE SAY EVEN A CONFESSION WOULDN'T PUT HIM BEHIND BARS.

PLUS-

YOU MAY BE THE VICTIM OF A THEFT AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT.

TONIGHT-

WHY YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR LICENSE PLATE.

I don't want girls!

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A BIG BROTHER GOES BALLISTIC ABOUT A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY.

THE VIDEO YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.

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


HL1) HOME INVASION-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) STEALING REGISTRATION-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) NO MORE GIRLS-trxSOTVO


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DEVELOPING-CLIP


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HOME INVASION-BNC SS VO WIPE


AN 80-YEAR-OLD FORT MYERS WOMAN SAYS A MASKED MAN FORCED HIS WAY INTO HER HOUSE AND ROBBED HER.

IT'S A DEVELOPING STORY ABC 7 HAS BEEN FOLLOWING ALL DAY.

IT HAPPENED ON SEMINOLE AVENUE -- JUST BEFORE 10 THIS MORNING.

SHE TOLD POLICE A MAN FORCED HIS WAY IN.

SHE SCREAMED AND THAT'S WHEN A NEIGHBOR CALLED 911. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-SOTVO


Lt Rodriguez/Fort Myers Police

19:52-

"At some point he saw the purse laying in the room and he helped himself with some property from the purse and then just ran out the backdoor."

THE SUSPECT TOOK OFF OUT THE BACK DOOR AND GOT AWAY.

POLICE AREN'T SAYING HOW MUCH MONEY HE TOOK.

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE IS NOW SO AFRAID -- SHE'S NOT PRESSING CHARGES.

POLICE NOW SAY EVEN IF THE SUSPECT WALKED IN AND CONFESSED THEY COULDN'T ARREST HIM. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER-2SHOT SS WIPE


A MAN WAS BEATEN TO DEATH RIGHT INSIDE HIS HOUSE.

TONIGHT OFFICERS SAY THEY HAVE HIS MURDERED IN JAIL.

ARCADIA POLICE ARRESTED KARL BURNHAM FOR THE MURDER.

ABC 7'S GEORGE SOLIS IS DIGGING DEEPER INTO THE SUSPECT'S PAST. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER-LLPKG


BEHIND ME IS WHERE AUTHORITIES SAY THIS TRAGEDY UNFOLDED

RIGHT INSIDE THE BURNHAM FAMILY HOME.

A FATHER BEATEN TO DEATH, A MOTHER CLOSE TO IT.

TAKE TRACKED VO:

AND THE MAN DEPUTIES ARE ACCUSING OF THE ATTACK THEIR SON-- KARL BURNHAM

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND UNCOVERED BURNHAM HAS A VIOLENT PAST.

IN 19-88 HE WAS CONVICTED ON A SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE IN ORANGE COUNTY.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS, HIS RELEASE WAS 2 YEARS AGO.

HIS MOST RECENT ARREST WAS THIS YEAR FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.

TONIGHT- FAMILY MEMBERS TELL ABC7 THEIR HEARTS ARE ACHING OVER THE

SENSELESS LOSS.

TAKE SOT:

"Oh yeah, real heartbroken.hmmm/my niece.my niece fairy upset

about it." Ray Atkins, Victim's brother

TAKE GEORGE:

WE'RE TOLD JOANN BURNHAM IS IN A HOSPITAL IN BRADENTON RECOVERING TONIGHT-

HER HUSBAND- GEORGE BURNHAM WE'RE TOLD WAS LOVED MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY.

HE ALSO WORKED FOR THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICER AS A

CORRECTIONS OFFICER.

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CHILD PORN FORT MYERS-OC SS


A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN IS ACCUSED OF HAVING CHILD PORN.

FDLE AGENTS SAY THEY FOUND NUMBEROUS ILLEGAL IMAGES IN 29-YEAR-OLD Jesus Salas' HOUSE.

AND ARRESTED HIM ON 10 CHARGES.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


RAPIST FREE-OC SS


A MAN ACCUSED A RAPING THREE CHILDREN IS STILL ON THE LOOSE IN FLORIDA.

PINELLAS PARK POLICE SAY THEY MADE CONTACT WITH 25-YEAR-OLD JESSE SAWYER JR. EARLIER THIS MONTH.

BUT RELEASED HIM BECAUSE THE PAPERWORK WASN'T IN ORDER.

A SHORT TIME LATER- THE FBI CONFIRMED THE ARREST WARRANT-

BUT SAWYER WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


STEALING REGISTRATION DECALS-OTS VO WIPE


HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION DECAL LATELY?

IF YOU HAVEN'T-- YOU SHOULD.

IT MAY NOT EVEN BE THERE.

IT SEEMS PEOPLE ARE STEALING THEM RIGHT OFF LICENSE PLATES.

CAPE CORAL POLICE GET MORE THAN A HUNDRED REPORTS A YEAR ABOUT STOLEN REGISTRATION DECALS.

THE LATEST VICTIM REPORTED HIS STOLEN THIS WEEK.

WHILE SOME DRIVERS AREN'T SURPRISED THIS IS HAPPENING-- OTHERS SAY THEY WILL NOW DOUBLE CHECK THEIR PLATE. Return to index of stories...


STEALING REGISTRATION DECALS-SOTVO


Jodi Brewer, driver

5:18-5:24 "I wouldn't even think to check it. I'm my that observant of a person. I could be driving around and not even know it until I got pulled over. "

RENEWAL PRICES VARY --

BUT IF YOUR DECAL IS STOLEN- FILE A POLICE REPORT AND THE D-M-V WILL REPLACE IT FOR YOU.

AN EXPIRED TAG CAN COST YOU UP TO 250 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


BIRD STRIKE DIVERTS PLANE-OC VO


A SCARE IN THE AIR FOR PEOPLE ON A FLIGHT TO FLORIDA.

A JETBLUE FLIGHT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING TODAY AT NEW YORK CITY'S JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.AFTER BEING STRUCK BY A BIRD.

THE FLIGHT WAS EN ROUTE TO WEST PALM BEACH FROM WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK WHEN IT HIT A BIRD ON TAKEOFF.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP


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STAYING ALIVE ON 75-OC VO WIPE


A NEW CRACKDOWN ON INTERSTATE 75.

TROOPERS ARE PATROLLING THE HIGHWAY LOOKING FOR DRIVERS BREAKING THE LAW.

THEIR GOAL IS TO KEEP THIS WEEKEND FREE OF DEADLY CRASHES.

WE TAGGED ALONG WITH A TROOPER PATROLLING I-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

DURING THE RIDE ALONG- THE TROOPER PULLED PEOPLE OVER FOR GOING EVEN 78 MILES PER HOUR.

ONE PERSON WAS CAUGHT GOING 90!

THIS UPPED ENFORCEMENT IS PART OF A NATIONAL EFFORT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DEADLY CRASHES BY 15 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON 75-SOTVO


Lt. Greg Bueno, Florida Highway Patrol

00:03:09 at the end of the day, it's public awareness that we're

trying to bring to the forefront here. Whether you need to put your

phones down, drive soberly, wear your seat belt, abide by the rules of

the road. 00:03:21

AND THIS ISN'T JUST IN FLORIDA-

TROOPERS IN SIX STATES ARE STEPPING UP THEIR EFFORTS ALONG I-75. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE-OC VO


A MULCH FIRE CONTINUES TO BURN TONIGHT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN IT COULD TAKE DAYS OR WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRE AT JONES MINING IS COMPLETELY OUT.

IN THE MEANTIME-- HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE LIMITING YOUR TIME OUTSIDE.

BREATHING IN THIS SMOKE COULD CAUSE SORE THROATS AND RUNNY NOSES, SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS SHUT AND KEEP PETS INSIDE TOO. Return to index of stories...


COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-OTS VO


COLLIER COUNTY ALONG WITH MARCO ISLAND AND THE NAPLES AIRPORT AUTHORITY ARE GEARING UP FOR THEIR ANNUAL SURPLUS AUCTION.

IT'S A GOOD CHANCE FOR A GREAT DEAL.

THIS LOT NEAR THE NAPLES AIRPORT IS FILLED WITH 70 TO 80 VEHICLES.

THERE'S ALSO EVERYTHING FROM TIRES TO PRINTERS HERE.

THE AUCTIONS MAKE ANYWHERE FROM 200 TO MORE THAN 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY FOR *SURPLUS* ITEMS.

TOMORROW'S AUCTION STARTS AT 9 AM. Return to index of stories...


FL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-OTS


NEW NUMBERS SHOW FLORIDA'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS HOLDING STEADY.

GOV. RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS STILL AT 6-POINT-2 PERCENT IN FEBRUARY.

THAT'S THE SAME RATE FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS.

SCOTT ATTRIBUTES HIS POLICIES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT.

BUT ECONOMISTS SAY IT'S LIKELY PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE LABOR FORCE OR ARE DELAYING THEIR JOB SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH CARE DEADLINE-OC VO


DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH CARE THIS WEEKEND- IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.

YOU HAVE UNTIL MONDAY TO AT LEAST START AN APPLICATION AT HEALTH CARE-DOT-GOV, OR BUY YOUR OWN INSURANCE.

THOSE WITHOUT IT WILL HAVE TO PAY A 95 DOLLAR FINE, OR 1 PERCENT OF THEIR INCOME.

SO WILL THE WEBSITE BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE EXTRA TRAFFIC?

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MANATEE RESCUE-OTS VO


AN INJURED MANATEE IS RESCUED NEAR LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION POSTED THIS VIDEO ONLINE OF THE RESCUE.

IT SAYS BIOLOGISTS, VOLUNTEERS AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT WERE ABLE TO CAPTURE HER AND GET HER INTO A BOAT.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM FOR REHABILITATION.

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THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-2SHOT VO WIPE


SOME OF THE BEST IN AERIAL ACROBATICS WILL BE ON DISPLAY THIS WEEKEND.

THE 34TH ANNUAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN PUNTA GORDA.

OUR CAMERAS WERE IN THESE PLANES EARLIER TODAY - THIS IS FROM INSIDE THE NOSE OF A B-25 PLANE - WE'RE OVERLOOKING THE PUNTA GORDA ISLES RIGHT HERE.

ORGANIZERS ARE THINKING THERE COULD BE ANYWHERE FROM 40 TO 60 THOUSAND PEOPLE PACKING THE RUNWAY AT THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT.

PEOPLE ARE REALLY COMING FROM ALL OVER JUST TO WATCH. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-SOTVO


:13 Frank Polton, Michigan "Go to them all the time whenever we are around them ya know the Blur Angels, Thunderbirds, it's enjoyable. With all the noise and everything. It's the big party time."

TOMORROW AND SUNDAY - GATES OPEN AT 9 IN THE MORNING - SHOWS END AT 4PM.

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CELEBRATE BONITA-CG TOPS WIPE


THERE'S A BIG PARTY TOMORROW IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S TO LITERALLY - CELEBRATE BONITA.

IT'S HAPPENING IN IN RIVERSIDE PARK FROM 2-9.

THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC, A CHILDREN'S AREA WITH LASER TAG, BOUNCE HOUSES, CARIVNAL GAMES, AND A CHILI COOK-OFF. Return to index of stories...


MARCO SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FEST-CG TOPS WIPE


IF YOU LIKE SEAFOOD AND LIVE MUSIC, HEAD TO MARCO ISLAND.

THE SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL IS TODAY AND TOMORROW FROM 11 -9.

60 ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS WILL BE THERE, AS WELL AS A KIDS ZONE AND YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD SPECIALITES LIKE GROUPER, CRAB CAKES, STONE CRABS, SHRIMP, AND CHOWDER. Return to index of stories...


PUSH TO WEBSITE-VOTOPS BNR


WE HAVE MORE WEEKEND FUN ON OUR WEBSITE.

EVERYTHING FROM A CRAFT BREW FESTIVAL TO FARMERS MARKETS AND AN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW.

JUST GO TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON "THINGS TO DO." Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE------------


sound of crash - "ha ha ha ha. That's what you get."

ROAD RAGE FOUL IN FLORIDA.

AHEAD - HEAR FROM THE WOMAN WHO RECORDED IT ALL AND WHY SHE AND HER FRIEND LAUGHED AT THE DRIVER WHO CRASHED.

PLUS -

NOW'S THE TIME TO BUY A NEW CAR.

ABC7'S SMART SHOPPER FINDS OUT THE THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW **BEFORE** YOU HEAD TO THE DEALER.

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


TZ1 A FL ROAD RAGE-NATSVO


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TZ1 B BUYING A NEW CAR-VOTOPS


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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


David Heckard david.heckard@abc-7.com via water.net

3:25 PM

to support, _Producers, _Directors

RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


FL ROAD RAGE-VO TOPS 2SHOT


A FLORIDA WOMAN CATCHES A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT *AND CRASH* ON HER CELLPHONE AND NOW THE VIDEO IS GOING VIRAL.

JOSH GREEN TALKED TO THE TAMPA WOMAN BEHIND THE CAMERA.

SHE DOESN'T WANT TO USE HER NAME BECAUSE SHE SAYS SHE'S GOTTEN THREATS ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


FL ROAD RAGE-PKG


sound of driving

IT WAS ON U-S 41 IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. WHEN THE BLACK FORD TRUCK CAME UP BEHIND HER.

driver: "I'm looking in my mirrors. Dude, really? I'm going the speed limit. I'm following all the traffic laws."

SHE SAYS SHE KEPT ONE HAND ON THE WHEEL.AND TURNED ON HER I-PHONE WITH THE OTHER.

driver: "when I've had some things happen to me and when I didn't pull the phone out and I didn't have a witness.then this is my witness."

THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK. PASSES HER, SLOWS DOWN.THEN COMES BACK, FLIPPING HER OFF.

driver: "I hate to use the word ego but I think that kind of caught up with him and he tried to show off."

sound of crash

"ha ha ha ha. That's what you get. All on video, buddy."

STATE TROOPERS SAY THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK - JEFFREY TRAVIS WHITE - TOOK OFF AFTER ENDING UP IN THAT DITCH.

driver: "I was a little shaken up, obviously. I really couldn't get to sleep that night actually because of the whole everything going on in my head."

BUT HER VIDEO LED TROOPERS TO WHITE AND THEY ARRESTED HIM.

knock on door

WE WANTED TO SPEAK WITH HIM. WENT TO HIS HOUSE.WHERE THE TRUCK WAS IN THE DRIVEWAY.

knock on door

WE HEARD PEOPLE INSIDE BUT NO ONE WOULD ANSWER.

Josh: "I don't think Jeff wants to talk to us."

THE DRIVER WHO CAPTURED IT CALLED THE VIDEO REDNECK ROAD RAGE / INSTANT KARMA. A SNAPSHOT OF A DANGEROUS MOMENT ON THE ROAD. THAT'S NOW PLAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN INTERNET INFAMY.

driver: "there's some point where you've got to learn to curb your behavior. We have to grow. I hope, honestly, that this is a growing experience for him." Return to index of stories...


FL ROAD RAGE-OC


JEFFREY WHITE WAS LATER ARRESTED AND FACES CHARGES.

HE HAS SINCE BONDED OUT OF JAIL. Return to index of stories...


FREE COFFEE AT MCDONALDS-OTS VO


THE BREAKFAST WARS ARE HEATING UP.

AND CUSTOMERS ARE THE ULTIMATE WINNER.

MCDONALD'S IS OFFERING CUSTOMERS NATIONWIDE A FREE SMALL MCCAFE COFFEE FOR TWO WEEKS.

THE PROMOTION STARTS MONDAY AT PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS.

THE OFFER FROM MCDONALD'S COMES A DAY AFTER COMPETITOR TACO BELL ROLLED OUT ITS FIRST-EVER BREAKFAST MENU. Return to index of stories...


SWEETBAY WINN DIXIE-TRX VO


10 LOCAL SWEETBAY STORES ARE REOPENING TODAY AS WINN DIXIE.

THEY'VE BEEN CLOSED FOR A WEEK TO SWITCH NAMES.

THE COMPANY SAYS CUSTOMERS WILL NOW BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IN-STORE SAVINGS PROGRAMS AND FUELPERKS. Return to index of stories...


BUYING A NEW CAR-SOTVO CG


this is probably the best time of the year to find the car that you're looking for.

IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR-

ABC 7'S SMART SHOPPER DISCOVERED NOW'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY.

THE SELECTION IS GREAT BECAUSE TYPICALLY CAR BUYING SLOWS IN THE WINTER MONTHS.

THERE ARE ALSO PRICE CUTS ON LAST YEAR'S MODELS BECAUSE DEALERS ARE TRYING TO MAKE ROOM ON THE LOTS.

AND SHOP ON THE FINAL DAYS OF THE MONTH FOR THE BEST DEALS.

THAT'S WHEN STAFF MEMBERS ARE TRYING TO HIT THEIR QUOTAS AND MAY BE MORE OPEN TO NEGOTIATING.

HERE ARE THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU EVEN STEP ONTO THE LOT.

-- SPACE AND STORAGE NEEDS.

-- OWNERSHIP COSTS, LIKE FUEL ECONOMY AND MAINTENANCE,

-- AND YOUR FINANCING PLANS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO------------


A TROUBLING NEW STUDY OUT TONIGHT--

CHILDREN'S HEARTS ARE STARTING TO SHOW SIGNS OF ADULT DISEASE--

NEW AT 5--

WHAT PARENTS CAN DO NOW TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN AVOID PROBLEMS LATER.

THEN THIS--

"Every time it's girls girls girls girls!"

AN EPIC MELTDOWN.

THIS BIG BROTHER IS NOT HAPPY HE'S HAVING **ANOTHER** LITTLE SISTER.

HIS ON CAMERA RANT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A YOUNG HEARTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B NO MORE GIRLS-NATSVO


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NO MORE GIRLS-VO IN TCMON


HERE'S THE VIDEO WE CAN'T STOP WATCHING IN THE ABC-7 NEWSROOM.

A LITTLE BOY GETS REALLY UPSET WHEN HE LEARNS HE'S ABOUT TO HAVE *ANOTHER* BABY SISTER.

IT'S MORE LIKE AN EPIC MELTDOWN,.

WATCH. Return to index of stories...


NO MORE GIRLS-SOTVO


1:26 IT'S ANOTHER GIRL. I HATE GIRLS. EVERY TIME IT'S GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!

THAT LITTLE BOY'S NAME IS GUNNER.

HE CALMED DOWN LATER AND REPORTEDLY SAID HE'S NOW HAPPY WITH A BABY SISTER.

BUT HIS MOM AND DAD BOTH ADMIT THEY WANTED A BOY TOO.

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO-

WE POSTED A LINK ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE-

ABC 7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


YOUNG HEARTS-2SHOT


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING-

CARDIOLOGISTS SAY IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO BE HEART HEALTHY.

ERIKA EDWARDS REPORTS ON HOW CHILDREN'S HEARTS ARE STARTING TO SHOW SIGNS OF ADULT DISEASE -- BUT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE TO STOP IT. Return to index of stories...


YOUNG HEARTS-PKG


CHECKING HEART HEALTH HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF A ROUTINE KIDS EXAM -- BUT RECENTLY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS RECOMMENDED DOCTORS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK -- AT THEIR CHOLESTEROL. STARTING AT AGE NINE.

WHEN DOCTORS AT TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LOOKED AT TWELVE THOUSAND CHOLESTEROL SAMPLES FROM KIDS AGES NINE TO ELEVEN, THEY WERE SURPRISED AT THE PREVALENCE OF ABNORMAL CHOLESTEROL.

"37% of children have cholesterol that falls in an abnormal range, whether it be elevated, or a larger percentage which are in the borderline range."

DOCTORS CAUTION ALL THE KIDS IN THE STUDY WERE FROM HOUSTON -- SO THEY DON'T KNOW IF THESE RESULTS CAN BE APPLIED NATIONWIDE. AND THEY ALSO DON'T KNOW IF THE SAMPLES WERE FROM KIDS WITH RISK FACTORS LIKE OBESITY.

WHAT THEY *DO* KNOW -- IS THAT HIGH CHOLESTEROL CAN START EARLY.

BUT RATHER THAN MEDICATE KIDS, THERE'S PROOF HEALTHY HABITS CAN PREVENT THE PROBLEM.

"We know that plaque buildup, atherosclerosis, is a lifelong process, so its very reasonable to assume that healthy behaviors affect that throughout life."

IN A DIFFERENT STUDY, DR. MICHAEL MIEDEMA AT THE MINNEAPOLIS HEART INSTITUTE STUDIED MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE WHOSE DIET AND HEART HEALTH WERE FOLLOWED OVER TWENTY YEARS.

HE FOUND WOMEN WHO ATE THE MOST FRUITS AND VEGGIES IN THEIR TWENTIES -- ABOUT EIGHT SERVINGS A DAY -- WERE REAPING THE BENEFITS LATER.

"The women in the top third were about 40% less likely to have any plaque in their arteries 20 years later. So pretty substantial reduction."

. AND A SUBSTANTIAL ENDORSEMENT FOR STARTING HEART HEALTHY BEHAVIORS EARLY IN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING COSTS UP-OC VO


ERIKA EDWARDS REPORTING.

COUPLES ARE SPENDING MORE ON WEDDINGS THAN EVER BEFORE.

A SURVEY BY THE-KNOT-DOT-COM FOUND THEY SPENT AN AVERAGE OF 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS LAST YEAR.

THAT'S UP 3-GRAND FROM THE YEAR BEFORE.

VENUE AND CATERING EXPENSES ATE UP 13-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE BUDGET.

OTHER BIG TICKET ITEMS INCLUDED ENGAGEMENT RINGS- FLOWERS AND WEDDING PHOTOS.

MUCH OF THE COST DEPENDS ON LOCATION.

THE AVERAGE FOR A WEDDING IN NEW YORK CITY?

NEARLY 87-GRAND! Return to index of stories...


WALMART SUES VISA-TCMON VO


SOME BIG NEWS FROM WALMART TODAY.

THE MEGA RETAILER IS SUING VISA FOR FIVE BILLION DOLLARS, OVER FEES IT CHARGES WALMART WHEN YOU USE YOUR CARD.

WALMART SAYS VISA CONSPIRED WITH BANKS TO ILLEGALLY FIX AND INFLATE THE FEES.

THOSE FEES TOTALED 350 BILLION DOLLARS BETWEEN 2004 AND 2012. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE THREE------------


THE DEADLINE IS ALMOST HERE.

HOW MUCH LONGER YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

A MAN SAYS HE WAS SET UP.

HE'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA STEALING A DIAMOND RING FROM A FLORIDA JEWELER.

WHERE OFFICERS FOUND PICTURES OF HIM WITH THE RING.

THEN -

TRAGEDY IN WASHINGTON STATE.

ABC7 TAKES YOU TO THE RECOVERY MISSION AFTER THAT MASSIVE MUDSLIDE.

WHAT THEY'RE PLANNING FOR THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A OBAMACARE LATEST-VO


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TZ3 B JEWELRY STORE THEFT-VO


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TZ3 C MUDSLIDE LATEST-VO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

??NAME & TOWN??

THANKS FOR WATCHING ??NAME??

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE OUR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US. Return to index of stories...