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HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL3) FASHION TRUCKS-VOTOPS TS1) FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-OC-VO BNC
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS
FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-POP-2 SH TS3) DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-OC-VO
FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-PKG PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-TRX-TC MON
FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-OC PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-PKG
NTSB VOICE DATA RECORDERS -CLIP-VO PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-OC
UN UKRAINE VOTE-OTS-VO SAME SEX DIVORCE-TRX-VO
CHRISTIE NOT INVOLVED IN PLOT-VO SAME SEX DIVORCE-SOTVO
CHRISTIE NOT INVOLVED IN PLOT-SOTVO MINIMUN WAGE CT $10.10-VO
CLINT DOCS TO BE RELEASED-CLIP-VO NEWLYWED KILLER-VO
DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-CLIP-2 -SHOT ROAD RAGE REVENGE-TRX-VOTOPS
DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VO-SS-OC MAN SWALLOWS FORK-OC-SS
PEPPER SPRAY FOLO-VO CARJACKER CANT DRIVE A STICK-VO
MULCH FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS CARJACKER CANT DRIVE A STICK-SOTVO
FOURTH VICTIM IN SXSW CRASH DIES-VO NUDE MODEL OUTSIDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL-VO
WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE DEATH TOLL-OTS, VO NUDE MODEL OUTSIDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL-SOTVO
OBAMACARE SIX MILLION SIGN UP-TRX-VOTOPS TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-VO
AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-CLIP-2 SH ANIBOX TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-SOTVO
AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-REM LIVE NCAA WATCH WHAT YOU TWEET-VO
AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-VO SOCHI PUPS ARRIVE-VO
AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-REM LIVE DOG DIALS 911-TRX-SOTVO
FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 A FASHION TRUCKS-VO-WIPE
TZ1 A AUTISM JUMP-VOTOPS TZ5 B APPLE EMOJI MORE DIVERSE-VOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
AUTISM JUMP-2-SHOT FASHION TRUCKS-2-SHOT
AUTISM JUMP-PKG FASHION TRUCKS-PKG
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT FASHION TRUCKS-2-SHOT
TZ2 LOCAL POLLING ISSUES-VO ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 LEE COUNTY STUDENT ASSIGNMENT-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
ISS RETURNS HOME-VOTOPS FORECAST-WX WALL
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP NAPLES DAILYNEWMAKERS-2 SHOT
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST NAPLES DAILYNEWMAKERS-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL COSTLY TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS-VO
LOCAL POLLING ISSUES-POP VO TAG WALMART LAWSUIT-TRX-VO
FL VOTER PURGE-TRX-BNC AMAZON STREAMING MEDIA SERVICE-TRX-VOTOPS
EDISON NAME CHANGE-VO CA:MICROSOFT INTRODUCES NEW OFFICE FOR IPAD -V
LEE CO STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS-VO APPLE EMOJI MORE DIVERSE-VO
EXPANDING 75-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TURTLE NAME-TRX-VOTOPS-(3SS) TZ6 A PHARRELL NEW CLOTHING LINE-VO
CAPE FM FASTEST GROWING-VO TZ6 B MILEY CYRUS NEW CLASS-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TZ3 A HOW NAPS HELP-VO-WIPE CHRIS BROWN AND COURT-VO
TZ3 B COFFEE SMOKING-VOTOPS PHARRELL NEW CLOTHING LINE-VO
HOW NAPS HELP-2SH-VO MILEY CYRUS NEW CLASS-VO
NAKED YOGA-BNC L'WREN SCOTT AND MICK JAGGER-TRX-VOTOPS
ALLI WEIGHT LOSS DRUG RECALLED FOR TAMPERING-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
COFFEE SMOKING-VO TS1) FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-VOTOPS
FLU AND ICU-VO TS2) DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS3) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS
TZ4 A PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-VO-WIPE TS4) FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VOTOPS
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BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


DID THEY FINALLY ZERO IN ON THE DEBRIS

NEW INFORMATION COMING IN EVERY HOUR ON THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370

WHY THE SEARCH ZONE IS CHANGING.

AND CHOMPING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE COMPETITION

THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE TEARING UP THE BRACKET

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE COURT

AND MOVE OVER CUPCAKES AND TACOS

THERE'S A NEW KIND OF TRUCK.

THIS ONE FULL OF STILETOS AND DRESSES

HOW FASHION IS REVVIN' UP.AT A PARKING LOT NEAR YOU. Return to index of stories...


HL1) FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-VO-WIPE


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HL2) FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VO-WIPE


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HL3) FASHION TRUCKS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-POP-2 SH


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW. AS AIRCRAFTS SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 370.

GOOD MORNING I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

A NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE PATROL PLANE SPOTTED "OBJECTS" IN THE SEARCH AREA FOR FLIGHT 370.

OFFICIALS NOW BELIEVE THE PLANE WAS GOING FASTER THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT -- SHIFTING THE SEARCH AREA HUNDREDS OF MILES.

ABC'S DAVID KERLEY MORE ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-PKG


OVERNIGHT - A DRASTIC SHIFT IN THE SEARCH FOR MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370

WHAT AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS CALL A NEW CREDIBLE LEAD - PUSHING THEM TO MOVE

THE SEARCH AREA MORE THAN 680 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE PREVIOUS AREA -

TO AN AREA ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF NEW MEXICO - NEARLY 1200 MILES

WEST OF PERTH, AUSTRALIA.

RS 5147 AMSA ATSB NEWSER - Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief

Commissioner Martin Dolan

23:37:28 THIS IS OUR BEST ESTIMATE OF THE AREA IN WHICH THE AIRCRAFT IS

LIKELY TO HAVE CRASHED INTO THE OCEAN

THE AUSTRALIANS SAY NEW RADAR ANALYSIS SHOWS THE AIRCRAFT WAS TRAVELING

FASTER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT - CAUSING IT TO EAT UP MORE FUEL, REDUCING

THE POSSIBLE DISTANCE THE PLANE COULD HAVE TRAVELED SOUTH INTO THE INDIAN

OCEAN.

RS 5147 AMSA ATSB NEWSER - Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief

Commissioner Martin Dolan

23:35:45 The new information is based on continuing analysis of radar data

between the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca before radar contact

was lost.

OVERNIGHT-- A FLEET OF 10 AIRCRAFT AND SIX SHIPS SCOURING THAT NEW SEARCH

AREA

SOME EXPERTS FEAR THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS LAND THE INVESTIGATION BACK AT

SQAURE ONE. CREWS HAD BEEN FOCUSING ON AN AREA WHERE NEW SATELLITE IMAGES

OUT OF THAILAND SHOWED 300 FLOATING OBJECTS. HALF A DOZEN OTHER COUNTRIES

HAVE PROVIDED SIMILAR IMAGES OF WHAT THEY SUSPECT IS POTENTIAL DEBRIS - ALL

IN THE SAME BASIC AREA. BUT SO FAR, NO DEBRIS HAS BEEN FOUND.

ONE BENEFIT TO THE PUSH NORTH - THE SEARCH AREA NOW FALLING OUTSIDE THOSE

ROARING 40S - AN AREA PLAGUED BY SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST FIERCE CURRENTS.

BUT THIS NEW AREA, BRINGING OCEAN DEPTHS UP TO 13,000 FEET. AND ROUGH SEAS

MAY STILL MAKE DEBRI DIFFICULT TO FIND.

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THIS MARITIME SIMULATOR SHOWING US JUST HOW EASILY A PIECE OF DEBRIS CAN

QUICKLY BE LOST FROM SIGHT IN HEAVY SEAS - THERE ONE MINUTEGONE THE NEXT. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-OC


THAT WAS DAVID KERLEY WITH THAT REPORT.

OFFICIALS SAY IT WILL TAKE UNTIL TOMORROW TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NEW OBJECTS FOUND ARE RELATED TO THE LOST PLANE. Return to index of stories...


NTSB VOICE DATA RECORDERS -CLIP-VO


ANSWERS COULD BE COMING. ON WHAT HAPPENED IN THE COCKPIT.

THE N-T-S-B'S DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ENGINEEERING. SPEAKS THIS MORNING.

HE'LL DESCRIBE THE N-T-S-B'S CAPABILITIES. TO ANALYZE COCKPIT VOICE AND DATA RECORDERS.

SO ONCE THE PLANE IS FOUND. WE MAY GET INSIGHT. ABOUT WHAT THE PILOTS WERE DOING. Return to index of stories...


UN UKRAINE VOTE-OTS-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO STOP CRIMEANS. FROM JOINING RUSSIA.

IN A VOTE OF 100 TO 11, THE U-N APPROVED THE BILL TO CALL RUSSIA'S ANNEXATION *ILLEGAL* IN ITS TAKEOVER OF THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA.

THE "YES" VOTE IS CONSIDERED HIGHER THAN PREDICTED.

THE VOTE IN UKRAINE'S FAVOR DOES NOT STAND ON LEGAL GROUND BUT DOES REFLECT PUBLIC OPINION AROUND THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTIE NOT INVOLVED IN PLOT-VO


LAWYERS HIRED BY THE OFFICE OF NEW JERSEY'S GOVERNOR.

AND FUNDED, BY TAXPAYERS.

CLEARED CHRIS CHRISTIE OF THE BRIDGE REVENGE SCANDAL.

THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. IS CONDUCTING A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.INTO LANE CLOSURES, FOR POLITICAL PAYBACK.

COULD'VE DELAYED EMERGENCY CREWS. LEADING TO A DEATH.

CHRISTIE BROKE HIS SILENCE. APPEARING ON ABC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTIE NOT INVOLVED IN PLOT-SOTVO


it certainly makes me feel taken advantage of, and

also, more importantly, I feel like I let people down by not knowing/

141425 Sometimes, people do inexplicably stupid things.

A PANEL IS TRYING TO FIND OUT. HOW HIGH UP CHRISTIE'S CHAIN OF COMMAND. THE ORDER TO BLOCK TRAFFIC WENT, AND WHY.

WE KNOW, AT LEAST, THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF. Return to index of stories...


CLINT DOCS TO BE RELEASED-CLIP-VO


ANOTHER TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED PAGES OF DOCUMENTS FROM THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE YEARS ARE BEING RELEASED.

THIS WILL BE THE THIRD SET OF DOCUMENTS RELEASED BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES THROUGH THE CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY.

PREVIOUS RELEASES. TOLD OF THE FAILED ATTEMPT TO OVERHAUL HEALTH CARE THAT WAS GUIDED BY HILLARY CLINTON.

NEW DOCUMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE FIRST LADY'S ROLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-CLIP-2 -SHOT


BACK IN SOUTWEST FLORIDA.

DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW IN DESOTO COUNTY-

DEPUTIES CONFIRM. THERE IS A DEATH INVESTIGATION HAPPENING IN ARCADIA.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WOULD NOT CONFIRM ANY OTHER DETAILS.

THEY DID SAY-HOWEVER- THEY WOULD RELEASE MORE DETAILS LATER THIS MORNING.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE TRIAL-VO-SS-OC


A LEE COUNTY MAN. WHO BRUTALLY MURDERED A WOMAN. PLANS TO APPEAL.

ABC-7 WAS IN COURT. AS DUSTIN JAYE HEARD THE VERDICT.

THE JURY QUICKLY FOUND HIM GUILTY. ON ALL CHARGES: FIRST DEGREE MURDER, BURGLARY AND ANIMAL CRUELTY.

HE STABBED DEBBIE STRIANO. INSIDE HER THREE OAKS HOUSE IN 2012.

HE ALSO CUT HER DOGS THROAT.

THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER CONVICTION. CARRIES AN AUTOMATIC LIFE SENTENCE. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY FOLO-VO


NOW AN UPDATE ON THAT PEPPER SPRAYING INCIDENT AT A FORT MEYRS SCHOOL.

WE'VE LEARNED A STUDENT WILL NOT FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR TAKING PEPPER SPRAY TO SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY.

THE SCHOOL WAS EVACUATED TWO DAYS AGO.

DEPUTIES REPORT THREE CHILDREN ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL- AND SEVEN MORE WERE TREATED ON SCENE.

THE SCHOOL IS STAYING TIGHT-LIPPED ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATED THE STUDENT TO USE THE PEPPER SPRAY.

SOME CLASSMATES TOLD US THE STUDENT DID IT BECAUSE OF BULLYING.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY CHOSE NOT TO PRESS CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS


A MASSIVE FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY. HAS RESIDENTS BREATHING HEAVY SMOKE THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW--

THE MULCH IS STILL SMOLDERING.

AND COULD LAST WEEKS. OR MONTHS.

IN THE MEANTIME-- BE CAREFUL OUTSIDE.

KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS SHUT. AND ALSO KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE.

IF YOU'RE IN PAIN, CALL A DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


FOURTH VICTIM IN SXSW CRASH DIES-VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING --

A FOURTH PERSON HAS DIED FROM THIS MONTH'S DEADLY INCIDENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

POLICE SAY A DRUNK DRIVER PLOWED INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE A SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST CONCERT.

THE LATEST VICTIM -- AN 18-YEAR-OLD.

THE TEEN HAD BEEN TREATED AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL, LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

DOZENS OF OTHERS WERE ALSO HURT.

THE DRIVER, 21-YEAR-OLD RASHAD OWENS HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER. Return to index of stories...


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ALSO DEVELOPING --

THE DEATH TOLL IN THE WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE NOW STANDS AT 17 *CONFIRMED.

THE LATEST BODY RECOVERED WAS AN INFANT.

LATER THIS MORNING --

OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE A HIGHER DEATH TOLL.

AT LEAST 90 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

AT THIS POINT, DIGGING IS THE ONLY METHOD. TO STRIKE NAMES OFF THAT LIST.

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE STOPPED DOING DOOR-TO-DOOR SEARCHES. OR CALLING RELATIVES. IN HOPES OF LOCATING PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE SIX MILLION SIGN UP-TRX-VOTOPS


MORE THAN SIX MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR INSURANCE UNDER OBAMACARE.

THAT PUTS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AHEAD OF ITS REVISED PROJECTIONS.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. WILL GRANT EXTRA TIME. TO ENROLL IN HEALTH CARE PLANS.

THE DEADLINE *WAS MARCH 31ST.

NOW YOU WILL HAVE UNTIL ABOUT MID-APRIL, TO ASK FOR AN EXTENSION.

BUT. THE CATCH. YOU HAVE TO *START THE APPLICATION BY MARCH 31. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-CLIP-2 SH ANIBOX


THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW JUST ONE DAY AWAY!

PUNTA GORDA NOW PREPPING FOR MORE THAN 50 THOUSAND PEOPLE TO SHOW UP.

AND THE AIR PLANES ARE READY TO GO!

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE THERE THIS MORNING TO TELL US WHAT WE CAN EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-REM LIVE


GOOD MORNING--- ITS STILL EARLY BUT THIS ENTIRE RAMP HERE BEHIND ME IS LINED WITH AIRCRAFT DATING BACK TO 1918. AND OF COURSE THE THUNDERBIRD F16 FIGHTER JETS ARE HERE.

BEHIND ME--- THIS WAS THE FIRST COMMERICIAL AIRPLANE FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES--- USED DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-VO


THE AIRSHOW STARTS EARLY TOMORROW. ITS GOING TO BE NON STOP ACTION ON THE GROUND OF COURSE IN THE SKY!

IF YOU ARE TRYING TO DECIDE WHICH DAY TO COME, WE CAN TELL YOU THE THUNDERBIRDS WILL PERFORM BOTH DAYS.

YOU CAN SAVE SOME MONEY BY GETTING YOUR TICKETS BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT ONLINE FOR 15 BUCKS. OTHERWISE 20 AT THE DOOR. KIDS SIX TO 12 ARE FREE.

PARKING IS FIVE DOLLARS, BUT TRAFFIC WILL BE AN ISSUE, SO LEAVE EARLY IF YOU WANT TO GET TO THE SHOW ONTIME. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW PUNTA GORDA-REM LIVE


WE ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU INSIDE THIS DC 3 FROM AMERICAN AIRLINES AND GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO FLY IN THE EARLY DAYS OF COMMERICIAL AVIATION.

REPORTING LIVE IN PUNTA GORDA SAM SWEENEY ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VO


THE GATORS KNOCK OUT U-C-LA.

AND HEAD TO THE ELITE EIGHT!

THE GATORS , THE TOP OVERALL SEED IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THEY WON THEIR 29TH CONSECUTIVE GAME. IN FRONT OF NEARLY 15-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THE FINAL SCORE -- 79 TO 68.

NOW THEY HAVE TO REVERSE THE TREND. OF MISSING THE FINAL FOUR.

GATORS PLAY THE EARLY GAME,

6PM ON TBS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

A SHOCKING NEW JUMP IN NUMBERS WITH KIDS WHO HAVE AUTISM.

AND WHO'S MORE AT RISK -- BOYS OR GIRLS.

IT'S MUCH WORSE, FOR ONE GROUP.

SO WHY THE INCREASE IN NUMBERS?

A FULL REPORT WITH ALL THE DETAILS YOU NEED TO HEAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A AUTISM JUMP-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


AUTISM JUMP-2-SHOT


A STARTLING NEW MEDICAL REPORT ABOUT A CONDITION AFFECTING BOYS AND GIRLS

ACROSS AMERICA.

TODAY. 1 IN 68 CHILDREN HAS AUTISM.

A 30% JUMP FROM TWO YEARS AGO.

SO WHAT'S CAUSING THIS?

ABC'S CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR DR. RICHARD BESSER DIGS FOR ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


AUTISM JUMP-PKG


THIS IS 12 YEAR OLD LEV A LITTLE BOY WITH A LOVE OF TRAINS

Sot "STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING DOORS!"

JUST ONE CHILD BEHIND TODAY'S STUNNING NEW NUMBERS

JUST TWO YEARS AGO ONE IN 88 AMERICAN CHILDREN WERE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM.

TODAY THAT NEW NUMBER: ONE IN 68. BOYS STILL ALMOST 5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO

BE DIAGNOSED THAN GIRLS

WHY THE SURGE? IT COULD BE BETTER DIAGNOSIS BUT EXPERTS DO SAY IT'S LIKELY

RISING.

WHAT'S CAUSING IT? WE KNOW GENETICS PLAY A ROLE and that young autistic

brains LOOK different BUT IT'S STILL A PUZZLE

TODAY'S REPORT FINDS MOST CHILDREN ARE BEING DIAGNOSED AFTER AGE 4. BUT

THERE ARE NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO CATCH IT -SOONER. LIKE EYE TRACKING AUTISTIC

CHILDREN TEND TO SEE FACES DIFFERENTLY IN 6-month old BABIES HEAD LAG LIKE

THIS COULD BE A WARNING SIGN.

AND NEW APPOACHES - TOO. FOR LEV IT'S ABOUT USING THE TRAINS HE LOVES

SOT / rather than trying to get rid of their obsession -- let's put them in

a place and work with a topic you love

"NEW YORK'S TRANSIT MUSEUM RUNNING a SPECIAL program FOR ENTHUSIASTS with

autism. Taking their love of trains and teaching them how to make friends.

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


DR RICHARD BESSER REPORTING.

IT'S MOVE OVER PAPER --

AND HELLO TECHNOLOGY --

FIND OUT THE CHANGES THAT COULD BE COMING TO LEE COUNTY'S VOTING PROCESS.

PLUS --

PARENTS, LISTEN UP!

A DEADLINE IS LOOMING!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


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TZ2 LEE COUNTY STUDENT ASSIGNMENT-VO


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ISS RETURNS HOME-VOTOPS


A THREE-MAN CREW. INCLUDING AN AMERICAN ASTRONAUT NOW SAFELY AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

NASA ASTRONAUT STEVEN SWANSON AND TWO RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS SUCCESSFULLY DOCKED AT THE I-S-S AFTER ARRIVING 2 DAYS LATE.

THE CAPSULE WAS UNABLE TO FIRE ITS MANEUVERING ENGINES AS PLANNED, WHICH FORCED A DELAY IN THE DOCKING. 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.

CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL POLLING ISSUES-POP VO TAG


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

LEE COUNTY'S SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS. WANTS MONEY TO UPGRADE THE VOTING PROCESS.

REMEMBER THE LONG LINES. IN NOVEMBER?

THAT WAS THE SAME YEAR. SUPERVISOR SHARON HARRINGTON. GAVE BACK MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS OF EXCESS BUDGET MONEY.

NOW SHE WANTS MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS BACK --

FOR 100 NEW BALLOT SCANNERS, 785 IPADS AND INTERNET ROUTERS.

POLL WORKERS WILL USE AN APP. TO MONITOR VOTER TURNOUT.

IF APPROVED BY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY. THE UPGRADES WILL BE READY, FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARIES. Return to index of stories...


FL VOTER PURGE-TRX-BNC


THE STATE OF FLORIDA. WILL STOP REMOVING NON-CITIZENS. FROM THE VOTER ROLLS.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE IS DELAYING THE VOTER PURGE, UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

OFFICIALS DECIDED TO WAIT. BECAUSE OF CHANGES WITH THE FEDERAL DATABASE. USED TO FIND INELIGIBLE VOTERS.

OFFICIALS SAY, THE CHANGES WILL MAKE RESULTS MORE RELIABLE. Return to index of stories...


EDISON NAME CHANGE-VO


IT'S NOW UP TO THE GOVERNOR. TO OFFICIALLY GIVE EDISON STATE COLLEGE A NEW NAME.

THE SCHOOL WANTS TO BE CALLED "FLORIDA SOUTH WESTERN STATE COLLEGE."

THE HOUSE APPROVED THE CHANGE TODAY.

THE SENATE ALREADY AGREED ON IT.

NOW ALL THE BILL NEEDS. IS THE GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS-VO


A LOOMING DEADLINE FOR LEE COUTNY PARENTS --

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEXT YEAR.

THIS IS FOR STUDENTS NEW TO THE DISTRICT AND INCOMING KINDERGARTENERS, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS.

YOU NEED TO TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION BY 4 P-M.

PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ASSIGNMENTS IN MID APRIL.

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...


EXPANDING 75-VO


THIS MORNING -- A DESIGN PLAN TO WIDEN A SECTION OF I-75 IN COLLIER COUNTY. IS 90 PERCENT COMPLETE.

WERE TALKING ABOUT THE. FOUR LANE- THREE AND A HALF MILE STRETCH. BETWEEN COLLIER BOULEVARD AND GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY.

THE PROJECT ADDS ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION - TAKING IT FROM 4-TO-6 LANES.

CREWS WILL ALSO RE-PAVE EXISTING LANES, AND PUT UP NOISE BARRIERS.

CONSTRUCTION COULD START A YEAR FROM NOW.

IT COULD TAKE UP TO THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


TURTLE NAME-TRX-VOTOPS-(3SS)


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEEDS YOUR HELP NAMING THE NEWEST MEMBER OF ITS FAMILY.

THEY WANT YOU TO COME UP WITH THE NAME OF THIS FEMALE LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE.

SHE HATCHED LAST SUMMER AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY.

SHE WAS A PART OF A STUDY ON NEST TEMPERATURE AND TURTLE GENDERS.

SHE WILL EVENTUALLY BE RELEASED INTO THE WILD.

TO SUBMIT A NAME IDEA, YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CONSERVANCY'S FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FM FASTEST GROWING-VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS FAMOUS.

THE CAPE CORAL-FORT MYERS AREA. IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING, IN THE COUNTRY.

THE CENSUS BUREAU SAYS WE GREW. BY 2-POINT-5 PERCENT BETWEEN 2012 AND 2013 --

ABOUT 640-THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVE HERE,

MAKING IT THE 10TH FASTEST GROWING AREA IN THE U-S.

THE VILLAGES -- IN CENTRAL FLORIDA -- TOPPED THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


IF YOU ARE A NAPPER.

THERE IS A PERFECT WAY TO DO IT.

DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU NEED.

THERE'S ACTUALLY A SCIENCE. TO SLEEPING.

WE'LL EXPLAIN HOW A LONGER NAP.CAN HELP YOUR MEMORY

PARENTS, WE HAVE A WARNING FOR YOU.

TEENS USING COFFEE TO GET HIGH.

THEY AREN'T DRINKING.

FIND OUT HOW--NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A HOW NAPS HELP-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B COFFEE SMOKING-VOTOPS


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HOW NAPS HELP-2SH-VO


48 PERCENT OF AMERICANS, ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED

WE HEAR YOU!

TAKING A NAP COULD HELP!

YOU CAN GET THE BEST ONE.

FOR WHAT YOU NEED

A 60 MINUTE NAP.

-- HELPS YOUR MEMORY, COGNITIVE PROCESSING

--AND REMEMBERING FACES AND FACTS

--BEST BEFORE A PRESENTATION OR IMPORTANT MEETING.

A FULL SLEEP CYCLE IS 90 MINUTES

--THIS IS THE KING OF NAPS.

--HELPS CREATIVITY, EMOTIONAL MEMORY,

--BEST BEFORE A BIG TEST OR DEADLINE

BEST TIME TO NAP IS BETWEEN 1 AND FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


NAKED YOGA-BNC


SPEAKING OF BARING IT ALL.

A YOGA STUDIO IN NEW YORK IS BANNING CLOTHES.

IT'S CALLED THE "BOLD AND NAKED" STUDIO.

FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS --

MEN HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE NAKED CLASSES.

CUSTOMERS SAY IT'S LIBERATING AND LETS THEM GET IN TOUCH WITH THEIR CORE BEING. Return to index of stories...


ALLI WEIGHT LOSS DRUG RECALLED FOR TAMPERING-VO


THE POPULAR WEIGHT LOSS DRUG ALLI --- IS GETTING RECALLED.

STRANGE OBJECTS ARE POPPING UP.

ALLI IS SUPPOSED TO COME AS A TURQUOISE BLUE CAPSULE, WITH A DARK BAND.

CUSTOMERS SAY THEY'RE FINDING TABLETS AND CAPSULES. IN WEIRD SHAPES AND COLORS.

SOME BOTTLES EVEN HAVE TAMPER-SEALS THAT WEREN'T MADE BY THE COMPANY.

NO WORD IF ANYONE'S GOTTEN SICK. Return to index of stories...


COFFEE SMOKING-VO


TEENS LOOKING FOR A QUICK AND CHEAP HIGH ARE TURNING TO COFFEE.

BUT THEIR NOT DRINKING IT- THEY'RE SMOKING IT.

THE INTERNET IS BECOMING LITTERED WITH SITES SHOWING KIDS HOW TO SMOKE COFFEE BEANS AND BITTER GROUNDS.

THE FDA HAS SOME COFFEE CONNOISSEURS WONDERING. 'WHAT'S WRONG WITH JUST SIPPING YOUR COFFEE?'

`THE SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE DANGEROUS-

BREATHING TROUBLE, DIZZINESS, VOMITING, EVEN HALLUCINATIONS ARE ALL SIDE-AFFECTS. Return to index of stories...


FLU AND ICU-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE. ABOUT WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO GET THE FLU SHOT.

ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR CHILDREN-

A C-D-C STUDY FINDS CHILDREN. WHO GET THE FLU SHOT ARE 74-PERCENT LESS LIKELY. TO END UP IN ITHE ICU --

THE VACCINE MAY NOT ALWAYS PREVENT THE FLU. IT CAN LESSON THE SEVERITY OF SYMPTOMS.

THE C-D-C RECOMMENDS VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN SIX MONTHS AND OLDER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


AN UNEXPECTED AND SUDDEN DEVELOPMENT THIS MORNING IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL.

THE JUDGE HAS POSTPONED THE TRIAL.

THE DAY PISTORIUS WAS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE STAND.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHEN THE TRIAL WILL RESUME.

FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE -- COULD BE OVERTURNED.

FIND OUT HOW A SAME SEX DIVORCE HERE IN FLORIDA COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE ISSUE.

"I find this really offensive for a couple of reasons."

CONTROVERSY IS SWIRLING AROUND A POPULAR FITNESS MAGAZINE

FIND OUT WHY THIS WOMAN IS MAD -- AFTER SHARING HER PHOTO WITH SELF MAGAZINE! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B SAME SEX DIVORCE-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS ON TOP OF YOUR BUSINESS NEWS.

INVESTORS ARE JUMPY. THE MARKET COULD FALL. A THIRD STRAIGHT DAY.

ALL MAJOR INDEXES WERE DOWN.

TECHNOLOGY STOCKS ARE THE PROBLEM.

NO MAJOR PLUNGES.

AND THIS MORNING.

FUTURES ARE LOOKING *UP. Return to index of stories...


TS1) FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-OC-VO BNC


NEW THIS MORNING.

A NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE PATROL PLANE SPOTTED "OBJECTS" BELIEVED TO BE PART OF MISSING FLIGHT 370\

AS THE SEARCH CONTINUES.

OFFICIALS NOW BELIEVE THE PLANE WAS GOING FASTER THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT

-- SHIFTING THE SEARCH AREA HUNDREDS OF MILES.

THEY SAY IT WILL TAKE UNTIL TOMORROW TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NEW OBJECTS FOUND ARE RELATED TO THE LOST PLANE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS


A MASSIVE FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY. HAS RESIDENTS BREATHING HEAVY SMOKE THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW--

THE MULCH IS STILL SMOLDERING.

AND COULD LAST WEEKS. OR MONTHS.

IN THE MEANTIME-- BE CAREFUL OUTSIDE.

KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS SHUT. AND ALSO KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE.

IF YOU'RE IN PAIN, CALL A DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


TS3) DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-OC-VO


DEPUTIES CONFIRMED THERE IS A DEATH INVESTIGATION HAPPENING IN ARCADIA.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WOULD NOT CONFIRM ANY OTHER DETAILS.

THEY DID SAY-HOWEVER- THEY WOULD RELEASE MORE DETAILS LATER THIS MORNING.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-TRX-TC MON


LET'S GET RIGHT TO THE LATEST. IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL.

THE DEFENSE WAS GETTING READY THIS MORNING.

SUDDENLY. THE JUDGE SENT EVERYONE HOME,

AND POSTPONED THE TRIAL.

ABC'S MATT GUTMAN IS IN SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-PKG


IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE DAY THE BLADE RUNNER WALKS INTO COURT - AND ONTO

THE WITNESS STAND.

NATS OSCAR ARRIVAL

INSTEAD - YET ANOTHER DELAY. A SURPRISE ANNOUNCMENT FROM THE JUDGE.

SOT

EARLIER THIS WEEK THE PROSECUTION RESTED

Milady this is the state's case

MAKING IT THE DEFENSE'S TURN. PISTORIUS HAS ADMITTED HE SHOT HIS GIRLFRIEND

THE MODEL - REEVA STEENKAMP IN HIS BATHROOM LAST YEAR - BUT CLAIMED HIS

MISTOOK HER FOR AN INTRUDER.

THE DEFENSE ASKED FOR A TWO DAY POSTPONEMENT

IT FOLLOWED A DAY CRAMED WITH INTIMATE DETAILS OF OSCAR AND REEVA'S

RELATIONSHIP.

MOST OF IT LOVING - THE MOMENT IN THE CONVENIENCE STORE - CAUGHT ON CAMERA

THE KISS BLOWING SELFIE

NATS court: signed three kisses

THE LOVE NOTES

NATS: I miss you in bed beside me

BUT THE PROSECUTION REVEALED A DARKER SIDE OF PSITORIUS - ANGRY AND JEALOUS

TEXTS TO STEENKAMP

You were talking to a guy and I was standing right there

AND HER FEAR OF HIM

Nats sometimes I am afraid of you, or that you might snap Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-OC


MATT MATT GUTMAN REPORTING.

COURT OFFICIALS SAY AN ASSESSOR. WHO MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE TRIAL. IS HOSPITALIZED.

THE TRIAL IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 7th. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX DIVORCE-TRX-VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE -- COULD BE OVERTURNED.

A SAME SEX DIVORCE BEING CONSIDERED RIGHT NOW IN TAMPA COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE ISSUE.

THE COUPLE GOT MARRIED IN MASSACHUSETTS IN 2010 THEN MOVED TO FLORIDA.

NOW THEY WANT A DIVORCE -AND FLORIDA WON'T ALLOW IT.

ATTORNEYS ARGUE THE JUDGE COULD GRANT THE DIVORCE BY DECLARING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX DIVORCE-SOTVO


"They come to Florida and they are stuck. They are married permanently until

they move away, unless court decides to interpret the law as we have

suggested,"

ONE OF THE ATTORNEYS. ALSO SAYS THE JUDGE CAN GRANT THE PETITION BY RULING. THE BAN ONLY APPLIES TO MARRIAGES- NOT DIVORCES.

THE RULING WILL BE MADE IN LATE APRIL. Return to index of stories...


MINIMUN WAGE CT $10.10-VO


CONNECTICUT'S GOVERNOR. SIGNED A BILL. RAISING THE STATES MINIMUM WAGE TO $10.10 AN HOUR BY 2017.

THE HIGHEST IN THE COUNTRY.

HE SIGNED THE BILL AT THE SAME RESTAURANT. WHERE HE ATE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA. WHEN HE WAS IN CONNECTICUT, PUSHING FOR THE CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


NEWLYWED KILLER-VO


REMEMBER THAT MONTANA NEWLYWED ACCUSED OF PUSHING HER HUSBAND OFF A CLIFF AT GLACER NATIONAL PARK?

JORDAN GRAHAM WAS SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

SHE PLEADED GUILTY TO SECOND-DEGREE MURDER-

SHE TOLD THE JUDGE IN DECEMBER QUOTE -"I JUST PUSHED."

IN EXCHANGE FOR HER GUILTY PLEA.

PROSECUTORS DROPPED A FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE AND A LYING-TO-INVESTIGATORS CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE REVENGE-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS MUST SEE VIDEO. IS GETTING THOUSANDS OF VIEWS BY THE MINUTE.

A CASE OF ROAD RAGE IN TAMPA.

THAT DOESN'T END WELL FOR THE MAN IN THE TRUCK.

AFTER FLIPPING THE BIRD. HE CUTS IN FRONT OF THE CAR RECORDING ALL OF THIS.

THEN HE LOSES CONTROL AND SWERVES INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.CRASHING INTO A DITCH.

NO WORD ON WHAT SET HIM OFF.

DEPUTIES CHARGED HIM WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH. AND THIS VIDEO HELPED CATCH HIM! Return to index of stories...


MAN SWALLOWS FORK-OC-SS


WHAT WOULD YOU DO. TO PROVE THAT YOU COULD?

A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN IN ROMANIA.

DECIDED TO SWALLOW A FORK.

TAKE A LOOK AT HIS X-RAY.

HE MADE IT TO AN E-R. WITH INTENSE STOMACH PAIN.

DOCTORS TOLD HIM HE WILL HAVE TO WAIT. AND SEE IF THE UTENSIL PASSES THROUGH HIS BODY NATURALLY.

BUT NEEDS SURGERY, IF IT GETS STUCK.

DOCTORS SAY HIS STUPID STUNT. WOULDN'T DAMAGE VITAL ORGANS, OR CUT HIS AIRWAY. Return to index of stories...


CARJACKER CANT DRIVE A STICK-VO


A WOULD-BE CARJACKER IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA HIT A DEAD END WHEN HE JUST COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO DRIVE A STICK SHIFT.

A MOTHER AND SON WERE WALKING TO THEIR CAR TODAY - WHEN THEY NOTICED SOMEONE WAS ALREADY INSIDE.

THEY RAN BACK INTO THE HOUSE AND HER HUSBAND DIALED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


CARJACKER CANT DRIVE A STICK-SOTVO


"I'm on the phone with the dispatcher and seven, eight minutes later he was

still in the car and they say what is he doing now, he's still in the car,

he's still in the car."

AT THAT POINT THEY NOTICED *WHY THE THIEF WAS STRUGGLING TO DRIVE AWAY.

IT WAS A STICK SHIFT - AND HE WASN'T GIVING IT ENOUGH GAS.

IT KEPT STALLING OUT IN THE DRIVEWAY.

ONCE THE POLICE ARRIVED HE TRIED TO TAKE OFF ON FOOT - BUT WAS CAPTURED.

THE WOULD BE THIEF IS FACING SEVERAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NUDE MODEL OUTSIDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL-VO


A TEEN WHO TOOK IT ALL OFF. OUTSIDE A CATHOLIC SCHOOL. WILL SPEND MORE THAN A MONTH IN JAIL FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE.

VALERIE DODDS. SNUCK ONTO THE CAMPUS OF HER FORMER SCHOOL IN LINCOLN NEBRASKA.

TOOK PICTURES OF HERSELF NAKED,

FOR HER X-RATED WEBSITE.

SHE DID IT TO GET REVENGE.ON TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WHO HARASSED HER. FOR GOING INTO PORN. Return to index of stories...


NUDE MODEL OUTSIDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL-SOTVO


"I'm taking it as a really bad vacation. I'm not going to work or do anything. I feel like I'm harmless far as what I did, and they are definitely bringing the hammer as far as the sentencing goes."

DODD'S ATTORNEY SAYS. THE PUNISHMENT DOESN'T FIT THE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-VO


A SAN DIEGO WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS MISLED --AFTER APPEARING IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF A POPULAR WOMEN'S MAGAZINE.

THIS WOMAN WAS INITIALLY EXCITED WHEN SHE GOT THE EMAIL FROM SELF MAGAZINE ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO USE THIS PHOTO.

WOMEN RUNNING IN TUTUS IN THE L. A. MARATHON.

BUT WHEN THE PICTURE APPEARED IN THE APRIL ISSUE, IT'S NOT EXACTLY WHAT SHE'D HOPED FOR. Return to index of stories...


TUTU RUNNER CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


"You know I was just kind of stunned and offended."

BUTT TO --

"I find this really offensive for a couple of reasons."

THE PICTURE APPEARS IN A SECTION OF THE MAGAZINE CALLED THE B-S METER.

THE CAPTION REFERS TO A TUTU EPIDEMIC AND BASICALLY MAKES FUN OF THE GIRLS' OUTFITS.

BUT SHE OWNS THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE TUTUS.

AND PART OF THE MONEY GOES TO CHARITIES.

AND -- ANOTHER THING THE MAGAZINE DOESN'T MENTION --

IS THIS IS HER FIRST MARATHON RUNNING WITH **BRAIN CANCER!

AND THAT OUTFIT GAVE HER MOTIVATION.

SHE SAYS -- SHE WOULD HAVE NEVER SENT IN THE PICTURE -- IF IT WAS GOING TO BE USED THIS WAY.

SELF MAGAZINE DID RELEASE A STATEMENT -- APOLOGIZING FOR THE WAY IT HANDLED THINGS. Return to index of stories...


NCAA WATCH WHAT YOU TWEET-VO


YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL. WHAT YOU TWEET. AS YOU GET READY TO WATCH THE N-C-A-A TOURNAMENT.

SECURITY FIRMS ARE CHECKING SOCIAL MEDIA.

LOOKING AT WHAT'S BEING SAID. TO HELP THEM MAKE DECISIONS. ABOUT HOW MANY OFFICERS TO SEND OUT.

THEY LOOK FOR INDICATIONS. THAT FANS PLAN ON STORMING THE COURT OR BLOCK STREETS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI PUPS ARRIVE-VO


THESE LITTLE GUYS FINALLY MADE IT TO THE U-S.

THE STRAY DOGS THAT CAPTURED ATTENTION DURING THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI.

TEN STRAYS ARRIVED AT THE WASHINGTON ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE AFTER FLYING IN FROM RUSSIA THURSDAY.

THEY'LL SOON BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION. WITH MORE THAN 200 ADOPTION REQUESTS RECEIVED.

ANOTHER 90 STRAYS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE SOON. Return to index of stories...


DOG DIALS 911-TRX-SOTVO


what did you do sophie.Away from my dog.

SOPHIE -- A JAPANESE CHIN USED HER PAWS TO DIAL 9-1-1.

DISPATCHERS IN NEBRASKA SAY THAT WAS A FIRST.

THEY HEARD PANTING AND SCRATCHING -- BEFORE THE DOGS OWNER PICKED UP THE PHONE.

APPARENTLY SOPHIE NOT ONLY KNEW HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY CALL --

SHE EVEN PUT THE PHONE ON SPEAKER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


GLAM ON THE GO!

THEY'VE BECOME AN INSTANT SENSATION

FASHION TRUCKS.

ITS A NEW TREND,

SET UP ON A STREET NEAR YOU.

FROM STILETTOS TO DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO TRACK THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

AND WHAT YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR BEFORE YOU BUY.

PLUS --

APPLE SAYS -- EXPECT CHANGES.

THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT EMOJIS.

ABC7 HAS THE STORY -- NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A FASHION TRUCKS-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B APPLE EMOJI MORE DIVERSE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


FASHION TRUCKS-2-SHOT


FASHION TRUCKS ARE BRINGING STYLE TO THE STREETS.

TRENDY WOMEN'S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES OUT OF THE VAN.

THEY CAN SET UP SHOP. IN HIGH-TRAFFICKED AREAS,

WITH FASHION YOU CAN AFFORD.

RACHEL SMITH HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


FASHION TRUCKS-PKG


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FASHION TRUCKS-2-SHOT


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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.

CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS

It is not as cool this morning as our temperatures are in the lower 60s for most of Southwest Florida to get our Friday started. Skies are mostly cloudy and will stay that way through the day. The models are now picking up on the chance for showers that we have been mentioning for today. You can expect scattered showers mainly during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be coming from the east at 10 - 15 mph with gusts of 20 - 25 mph. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

A cold front is headed through Southwest Florida this weekend. This means we will continue to see a good amount of cloud cover tomorrow along with scattered showers. The on Sunday, drier air follows this front and we will even get to see some sunshine.

Sunny weather will stay with us through the first half of next week with highs in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILYNEWMAKERS-2 SHOT


THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING ON ABC 7. IT'S NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS.

THIS WEEK..WE TALK TO THE FOUNDER AND CEO, ALGENOL BIOFUELS ABOUT MAKING PEACE AFTER ONE LEE COUNTY COMISSIONER DOUBTED HIM ABOUT JOB CREATION.

THEY NEEDED A CERTAIN NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES.

TO FULFILL ITS AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY.

HOST JEFF LYTLE. HAS A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILYNEWMAKERS-PKG


Paul Woods, Founder and CEO, Algenol Biofuels

Is he ready to make peace after Lee County's doubts about job creation?

John Cox, President & CEO, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

What will come from a survey of the Collier County business climate?

The soundbite clip contained within the Preview is, verbatim:

Woods: You know, you're never going to take back Cecil's statements. But we didn't deserve any of them. So make it right and we'll build here in Lee County. Make it right. You know what? It's not just me. I have 139 people who go home, they have families…they're embarrassed. They have friends, they live in the community, they're embarrassed. These statements are inaccurate and the town needs to remedy it. And if the county commission by Larry remedies this in a very public way, not a silent letter to me, but in a public, public way, then we'll stay. Return to index of stories...


COSTLY TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS-VO


AND IF YOU CANT'T FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD. IT CAN REALLY COST YOU.

A MINOR SPEEDING VIOLATION --

THAT'S 15 MILES OVER THE LIMIT OR LESS. INCREASES YOUR CAR INSURANCE AN AVERAGE OF 21-PERCENT.

SO IF THE AVERAGE ANNUAL CAR INSURANCE IS 912 DOLLARS A YEAR. ONE SPEEDING TICKET BRINGS IT UP ALMOST TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.

A D-U-I WILL RAISE YOUR INSURANCE RATE BY 93 PERCENT. ALMOST DOUBLE! Return to index of stories...


WALMART LAWSUIT-TRX-VO


THE WORLD'S LARGEST STORE. FILED A LAWSUIT OVER CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD FEES.

WALMART IS SUING VISA. OVER FEES IT CHARGES THE RETAILER. FOR CUSTOMERS TO USE A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD.

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

THEY TOTALED MORE THAN $350 BILLION DOLLARS BETWEEN 2004 AND 2012.

VISA PAID OTHER STORES. 5 POINT SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS, RECENTLY.

BUT WALMART WAS NOT PART OF THAT GROUP. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON STREAMING MEDIA SERVICE-TRX-VOTOPS


AMAZON SAYS IT IS NOT PLANNING TO OFFER A FREE STREAMING MEDIA SERVICE.

AFTER THE COMPANY SENT OUT INVITES TO AN APRIL 2ND EVENT.

AMAZON CURRENTLY OFFERS TV SHOWS AND MOVIES TO CUSTOMERS WHO PAY $99 A YEAR FOR AMAZON PRIME.

MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM TWO-DAY SHIPPING ON CERTAIN ITEMS AND ACCESS TO VIDEOS INCLUDING ORIGINAL SERIES LIKE "BETAS" AND "ALPHA HOUSE." Return to index of stories...


CA:MICROSOFT INTRODUCES NEW OFFICE FOR IPAD -V


AFTER YEARS OF SPECULATION. MICROSOFT OFFICE IS FINALLY ON THE IPAD.

NEW C-E-O UNVEILED THE NEW SOFTWARE.

IT INCLUDES. OFFICE AND EXCEL. WHICH CAN BE USED WITH TOUCH SCREENS AND FINGERS.

DOWNLOAD THE APP. IN THE ITUNES STORE FOR FREE.

BUT THOSE WANTING TO CREATE AND EDIT CONTENT. WILL HAVE TO BUY AN OFFICE 365 SUBSCRIPTION, STARTING AT 70-DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


APPLE EMOJI MORE DIVERSE-VO


TECH GIANT APPLE. IS PLEDGING TO MAKE "EMOJIS" MORE DIVERSE.

THOSE ARE THOSE ICONS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD. TO JAZZ UP YOUR TEXT MESSAGES.

THERE ARE 12 FLAGS. 58 SMILEYS. AND TWO GAY COUPLES.

SOME SAY THERE'S NOT ETHNIC DIVESITY.

APPLE IS WORKING TO UPDATE THE EMOJI SELECTION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


PHARRELL HAS ANOTHER REASON TO BE HAPPY.

HE'S GETTING INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY.

FIND OUT WHO HE'S TEAMING UP WITH. TO CREATE A NEW FASHION LINE.

AND WHY THEY'RE USING BIONIC YARN.

IS MILEY CYRUS GOING TO COLLEGE?

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW'S SHE'S MAKING HEADLINES AT ONE COLLEGE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A PHARRELL NEW CLOTHING LINE-VO


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TZ6 B MILEY CYRUS NEW CLASS-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...


CHRIS BROWN AND COURT-VO


CHRIS BROWN MAY BE EXTRADITED. FROM A LOS ANGELES. TO D.C.

TO STAND TRIAL.

THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. IN D.C. FILED PAPERWORK.

THE 24-YEAR OLD SINGER AND HIS BODYGUARD. FACE ASSAULT CHARGES, STEMMING FROM AN OCTOBER INCIDENT.

CHRIS BROWN IS LOCKED UP IN LA, ON A PROBATION VIOLATION.

A HEARING HAS BEEN FOR APRIL 1ST. TO CONSIDER EXTRADITION. Return to index of stories...


PHARRELL NEW CLOTHING LINE-VO


PHARRELL IS JUMPING INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY.

THE SINGER AND ADIDAS ARE JOINING FORCES TO CREATE A NEW LINE OF SPORTING APPAREL.

THE CLOTHING IS ECO-FRIENDLY-- CREATED FROM WHAT THEY CALL "BIONIC YARN.

IT'S A FABRIC MADE FROM PLASTIC DEBRIS FOUND IN THE OCEAN. Return to index of stories...


MILEY CYRUS NEW CLASS-VO


MILEY CYRUS HAS BEEN MAKING HEADLINES FOR HER PERFORMANCES---

NOW SHE'S THE TOPIC. OF A NEW CLASS. AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.

IT'S OFFERED THIS SUMMER. AND ACCORDING TO THE SYLLABUS. IT FOCUSES ON MILEY'S PUBLIC IMAGE, MUSIC AND BODY.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY OFFERS A SIMILAR COURSE. BUT ON BEYONCE.

IT'S PART OF AN ON-GOING TREND TO EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF CELEBRITIES ON SOCIETY AND CULTURE. Return to index of stories...


L'WREN SCOTT AND MICK JAGGER-TRX-VOTOPS


L'WREN SCOTT LEFT HER ENTIRE ESTATE TO HER LONGTIME BOYFRIEND, MICK JAGGER.

COURT PAPERS ESTIMATE ITS VALUE AT ABOUT NINE MILLION DOLLARS.

IT INCLUDES THE 49-YEAR-OLD DESIGNER'S MANHATTAN CONDO, ESTIMATED TO BE

WORTH EIGHT MILLION.

THAT'S THE APARTMENT IN WHICH SCOTT TOOK HER OWN LIFE EARLIER THIS MONTH.

SHE WAS 47-YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) FLIGHT SEARCH AREA CHANGE-VOTOPS


AS AIRCRAFTS SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 370.

A NEW ZEALAND AIR FORCE PATROL PLANE SPOTTED "OBJECTS" IN THE SEARCH AREA FOR FLIGHT 370.

OFFICIALS NOW BELIEVE THE PLANE WAS GOING FASTER THAN INITIALLY THOUGHT -- SHIFTING THE SEARCH AREA HUNDREDS OF MILES.

THEY SAY IT WILL TAKE UNTIL TOMORROW TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NEW OBJECTS FOUND ARE RELATED TO THE LOST PLANE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) DESOTO DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


DEPUTIES CONFIRMED THERE IS A DEATH INVESTIGATION HAPPENING IN ARCADIA.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WOULD NOT CONFIRM ANY OTHER DETAILS.

THEY DID SAY-HOWEVER- THEY WOULD RELEASE MORE DETAILS LATER THIS MORNING.

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS


A MASSIVE FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY. HAS RESIDENTS BREATHING HEAVY SMOKE THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW--

THE MULCH IS STILL SMOLDERING.

AND COULD LAST WEEKS. OR MONTHS.

IN THE MEANTIME-- BE CAREFUL OUTSIDE.

KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS SHUT. AND ALSO KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE.

IF YOU'RE IN PAIN, CALL A DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


TS4) FL GATORS NCAA GAME-VOTOPS


THE GATORS KNOCK OUT U-C-LA.

AND HEAD TO THE ELITE EIGHT!

THE GATORS , THE TOP OVERALL SEED IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THEY WON THEIR 29TH CONSECUTIVE GAME. IN FRONT OF NEARLY 15-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THE FINAL SCORE -- 79 TO 68.

NOW THEY HAVE TO REVERSE THE TREND. OF MISSING THE FINAL FOUR.

GATORS PLAY THE EARLY GAME,

6PM ON TBS. Return to index of stories...


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