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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 C AUTISTIC EMPLOYEES-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-2 SH PUSH VO NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) SPEED LIMIT BILL MOVES TO FULL SENATE-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL3) THE ERASER CHALLENGE-VOTOPS TS1) SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-OC-VO BNC
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SS-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS3) ARCADIA MURDER INVESTIGATION-OC-VO
FIRST WEATHER-2 SH ANIBOXES CA EARTHQUAKE-TRX- TC MON
SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-TRX- 2 SH POP CA EARTHQUAKE-PKG
SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-PKG CA EARTHQUAKE-OC
SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-OC ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SHOOTINGS -TRX-POP
US, RUSSIA TALKS FAIL-VO SEN SCHUMER REQUESTS REVIEW OF WTC SECURITY-OC-SOT
CIA INVESTIGATIONS HUNT FOR BIN LADEN-TRX-2 SH CNN:FL: TORNADO HITS LAKE NONA-VO
DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-TRX-VO NC STORM DAMAGE-TRX-VOTOPS
ARCADIA MURDER INVESTIGATION-OTS VO UN CLIMATE CHANGE-VO
CHARLES LAWSON DUI HEARING-VO NOROVIRUS HEALTH ALERT PITT JOHNSTOWN-TRX-VO
DEATH TOLL WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE RISES TO 21 -TRX-EA UF ONLINE DEGREE-OC
OBAMACARE DEADLINE-TC MON VO AUTISTIC EMPLOYEES-VO
LEE ELEX UPGRADES-VO AUTISTIC EMPLOYEES-SOTVO
FINAL FOUR-OC DOGS CHURCH-OC-NATSVO
AZ STUDENTS RIOT-TRX-VOTOPS DOGS CHURCH-SOTVO
FGCU TUITION NEWSER-TRX OTS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 A ROYAL PHOTO-VO-WIPE
TZ1 A THE ERASER CHALLENGE-SOTVOTOPS TZ5 B FLIPPING HOUSES-VOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
THE ERASER CHALLENGE-TRX-2 SH POP ROYAL PHOTO-2 SH POP
THE ERASER CHALLENGE-PKG ROYAL PHOTO-PKG
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT KIRA WX OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 HOME INVASION-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 SPEED LIMIT BILL-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
KIRA WX OPEN-CLIP FLIPPING HOUSES-2-SHOT
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST FLIPPING HOUSES-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL GM RECALLS SILVERADO AND SIERRA-TRX-VO
OIL DRILLING EVALUATION-TRX-VO OH CRAP APP-VO
PINE MANOR HOME INVASION-TRX-VO SPRING CLEANING YOUR NAME-VO
SPEED LIMIT BILL MOVES TO FULL SENATE-TRX-VOTOPS FACEBOOK CONNECTIVITY LAB-VO
CANDIDATE FORUM-VO MCDONALD'S NEW OFFER-VO
LEE CO LANDFILL-OC-MAP TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
SWEETBAY WINN DIXIE-TRX-VOTOPS TZ6 A CHELSEA HANDLER LEAVING E! AFTER THIS YEAR-V
PROM DRESS DONATIONS-TRX-OTS-OC TZ6 B FROZEN HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATED FILM-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TZ3 A BP GUIDELINES-VO-WIPE CHELSEA HANDLER LEAVING E! AFTER THIS YEAR-2 SH VO
TZ3 B DIET DRINKS STUDY-VOTOPS BOX OFFICE-TRX-VOTOPS
BP GUIDELINES-VO FROZEN HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATED FILM-TRX-VOTOPS
STRONG MUSCLES, STRONG HEART-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
DIET DRINKS STUDY-VO TS1) SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-VOTOPS
BREAST LIFTS-VO TS2) DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SS-VO
BEARD IMPLANTS WHAT?-TRX, SOTVO TS3) ARCADIA MURDER INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS4) OBAMACARE DEADLINE-VOTOPS
TZ4 A CA EARTHQUAKE-VO-WIPE CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
TZ4 B ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SHOOTINGS-VOTOPS-WIPE  


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


AS THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 ENTERS ITS FOURTH WEEK.

SEARCH CREWS HAVE YET TO FIND *ANYTHING CONNECTED TO THE AIRLINER.

THEIR BIGGEST LEAD NOW A BUST.SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

AND THE NEED FOR SPEED.

LAWMAKERS REVVING UP FOR CHANGES.

WHY SOME ARE SEEING RED OVER A POSSIBLE NEW LAW

AND A PENCIL EASER

PART OF A DANGEROUS NEW GAME.

KIDS SCARRING THEMSELVES

PARENTS IS YOUR TEEN HIDING SOMETHING? Return to index of stories...


HL1) SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-2 SH PUSH VO


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HL2) SPEED LIMIT BILL MOVES TO FULL SENATE-VO-WIPE


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HL3) THE ERASER CHALLENGE-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-2 SH ANIBOXES


QUITE A DROP. ON THE THERMOMETER.

GOOD MORNING,

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7

I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

WHEN YOU STEP OUTSIDE YOU MAY BE SHOCKED THAT THE WEATHER IS IN THE 50S.

STORM WARN SEVEN METEROLOGIST KIRA MINER IS TRACKING THE COOLER START TO YOUR DAY AND WHAT'S AHEAD.

"A dry stretch of weather"

It was a beautiful end to the last weekend of March, and it looks like a nice stretch of dry and sunny weather will continue through the week. The forecast will feature a few cool mornings, followed by warming temperatures.

Our morning will start off unseasonably cool by late March standards. So far, temperatures have settled into the upper 40s across our far northern counties, with lower to middle 50s along the urban corridor. A disturbance to our west will keep high clouds across our skies for much of the day, which will filter out the sunshine from time to time. The breeze will be much lighter today, but will continue to send in slightly drier air across the region. This will keep our humidity values quite comfortable through the afternoon as temperatures return to the lower half of the 80s.

Mostly clear skies will prevail tonight, however temperatures won't be quite as cool by morning. Expect thermometer readings to range from the lower 50s north to 60° along our coastal zones.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather for Tuesday and beyond, keeping a tranquil pattern in place. It also means veering winds to the east and southeast, which will aid in a quick warm up by mid week. Expect mostly to partly sunny skies through the end of the week with mainly dry weather. Daytime highs will also be rather toasty, as some locations make a run for the upper 80s by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-TRX- 2 SH POP


NOW TO THE SEARCH FOR FLIGHT 370.

ANOTHER DEBRIS. DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE SEARCH FOR THAT MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS SAY A CLUSTER OF ORANGE OBJECTS. TURNED OUT TO BE FISHING EQUIPMENT.

THE HUNT FOR CLUES. IS NOW THREE WEEKS OLD.

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


SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-PKG


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SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-OC


THE AUSTRALIAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY SAYS 10 PLANES AND 10 SHIPS -- WITH MORE THAN 100 PERSONNEL IN THE AIR AND ONE THOUSAND SAILORS AT SEA -- WILL TAKE PART OF THE SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


US, RUSSIA TALKS FAIL-VO


THE U-S AND RUSSIA. ARE PUSHING FAR DIFFERENT PROPOSALS. ON HOW TO CALM TENSIONS IN UKRAINE.

RUSSIA CONTINUES TO ADD TROOPS. ALONG THE BORDER WITH UKRAINE.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY. ON SUNDAY. CALLED FOR MOSCOW TO IMMEDIATELY PULLBACK OF THE TROOPS.

AFTER FOUR HOURS OF TALKS ON SUNDAY. BETWEEN KERRY AND THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER. TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIED WERE DEADLOCKED. Return to index of stories...


CIA INVESTIGATIONS HUNT FOR BIN LADEN-TRX-2 SH


THE CIA STILL DISAGREES ON RELEASING THE SENATE TORTURE REPORT ON THE SO-CALLED "ENHANCED INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES."

IF THEY WERE INEFFECTIVE. OR ACTUALLY WORKED. IN THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN.

THE SENATE'S NEW REPORT. IS JUST ABOUT READY.

IT WILL HAVE AN IN DEPTH LOOK ON INTERROGATIONS, RENDITIONS AND DETENTIONS.

DEMOCRATS AND SOME REPUBLICANS HOPE TO MAKE A PERSUASIVE CASE FOR THEIR CONCLUSION. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-TRX-VO


THE MAN WHO POINTED HIS GUN AT A COLLIER DEPUTY WILL GO IN FRONT OF A JUDGE TODAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 23-YEAR-OLD *BRANDON ODE* RAISED HIS FIREARM NEAR A POPULAR NAPLES BAR. FORCING A DEPUTY TO THEN OPEN FIRE.

DEPUTIES SAY ODE WAS SMOKING POT WHEN THEY APPROACHED HIM.

HE TOOK OFF AND THEN REPORTEDLY PULLED A GUN.

THAT'S WHEN DEPUTIES FIRED OFF A SHOT.

NO ONE WAS HIT.

HE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES THIS MORNING.

WE WILL HAVE SOMEONE IN THE COURTROOM.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER INVESTIGATION-OTS VO


ALSO DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A MAJOR MURDER INVESTIGATION IS ARCADIA--

ONE MAN IS DEAD.

HIS WIFE FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE.

JOANNE BURNHAM WAS FOUND BY HER DAUGHTER. BADLY BEATEN.

HER HUSBAND, LYING DEAD NEARBY.

SHE TOLD HER DAUGHTER, HER SON KARL BURNHAM, DID IT.

THE COUPLE'S SON, 49 YEAR OLD KARL BURNHAM IS IN JAIL. CHARGED WITH MURDER.

HE HAS A VIOLENT HISTORY.

AND SPENT DECADES IN PRISON FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

ACCORDING TO FAMILY MEMBERS,

JOANN STILL DOESNT KNOW, HER HUSBAND IS DEAD.

THIS MORNING WEVE LEARNED SHE IS BEGINNING TO TALK IN A TAMPA HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES LAWSON DUI HEARING-VO


LOOKING AHEAD THIS WEEK.

A HEARING IS SET FOR FORMER STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE INVESTIGATOR CHARLES LAWSON.

LAWSON IS CHARGED WITH FLEEING THE SCENE OF A FATAL CRASH.

HE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH D-U-I.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE HIT. *MICHAEL SASEN EARLY CHRISTMAS MORNING AND *KEPT GOING. THEN LATER RETURNED TO THE SCENE.

MEANWHILE STATE LAWMAKERS ARE LOOKING TO CREATE HARSHER PUNISHMENTS FOR THOSE CONVICTED OF HIT AND RUN ACCIDENTS.

COUNT ON US TO FOLLOW THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


DEATH TOLL WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE RISES TO 21 -TRX-EA


DEVELOPING NOW ---

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE MISSING HAS DROPPED TO 30. SINCE A MASSIVE LANDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE MORE THAN A WEEK AGO.

THE DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN TO 21 PEOPLE AS THE SEARCH FOR VICTIMS CONTINUES.

CREWS DISCOVERED FOUR MORE BODIES, SUNDAY.

ONCE CONFIRMED, THEY'LL BRING THE DEATH TOLL TO 25.

CREWS HAVE ANOTHER CONCERN--- THE CONTAMINANTS IN THE SOIL.

THE U-S ARMY HAS SET UP A DECONTAMINATION STATION WHERE CREWS CLEAN OFF.

THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT DYSENTARY AND TETANUS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE DEADLINE-TC MON VO


TIME IS RUNNING OUT. TO GET SIGNED UP FOR OBAMACARE. BEFORE TONIGHT'S DEADLINE.

WITH OPEN ENROLLMENT, DOWN TO THE FINAL HOURS.

SIGN-UP CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

SAW A LAST-MINUTE SURGE THIS WEEKEND.

ANYONE WHO STARTS THE APPLICATION PROCESS. BY THE END OF TODAY. HAVE UNTIL MID-APRIL. Return to index of stories...


LEE ELEX UPGRADES-VO


THIS WEEK -- LEE COUNTY COMMISIONERS WILL VOTE WHETHER TO USE MORE THAN A MILLION OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS TO SMOOTH OUT THE VOTING PROCESS.

THE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WANTS TO MAKE SURE THESE LONG LINES AND WAITS DON'T HAPPEN AGAIN --

YOU MAY HAVE GONE THROUGH THEM THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

SHE WANTS AN ESTIMATED 1-POINT-3 MILLION DOLLARS. FOR NEW BALLOT SCANNERS, IPADS AND INTERNET ROUTERS.

IF THE MONEY IS APPROVED -- THE UPGRADES WILL BE READY FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARIES. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FOUR-OC


WE KNOW WHO'S HEADING TO THE FINAL FOUR.

UCONN WILL PLAY THE FLORIDA GATORS. THE TOURNAMENT'S OVERALL NUMBER 1 SEED. SATURDAY AT 6:09 PM.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST NATIONAL SEMIFINAL.

KENTUCKY BATTLES WISCONSIN, SATURDAY AT 8:49PM. Return to index of stories...


AZ STUDENTS RIOT-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

ARIZONA STUDENTS TOOK THE STREETS AFTER THEIR LOSS AGAINST WISCONSIN SATUDAY.

POLICE SAY SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE BLOCKED A ROAD ON CAMPUS AFTER THE TEAM'S LOSS.

OFFICERS ALSO SAY THE ROWDY CROWD TOSSED BEER CANS, BOTTLES AND FIRECRACKERS AT THEM AFTER BEING TOLD TO DISPERSE.

A POLICE SERGEANT SAYS OFFICERS USED PEPPER BALLS AND CANISTERS.

MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


FGCU TUITION NEWSER-TRX OTS


FGCU'S STUDENT SENATE. IS HOLDING A NEWS CONFERENCE, LATER THIS MORNING.

IT'S ABOUT PROVIDING IN-STATE TUITION. FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES, REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS.

THE STUDENT SENATE AND UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS. INTRODUCE A RESOLUTION DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE AT 10 THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


PARENTS WE HAVE A NEW

DISTURBING TRENDS AMONG TEENS. INVOLVING AN ERASER.

IT'S BEING CALLED. THE ABC ERASER CHALLENGE.

at the end they show their friends: what does it look like, how far did they go. How big is the mark?"

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A THE ERASER CHALLENGE-SOTVOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


THE ERASER CHALLENGE-TRX-2 SH POP


THERE'S A NEW TREND AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT INVOLVES A PENCIL'S ERASER.

STUDENTS ARE SCARRING THEMSELVES. IN A CHALLENGE THAT SEEMS HARMLESS,

BUT CAN BE DANGEROUS.

BRAD DRAZEN HAS THE NEW TREND. Return to index of stories...


THE ERASER CHALLENGE-PKG


IN THE BUSTLING HALLWAYS OF BETHEL MIDDLE SCHOOL. THERE'S A NEW CONCERN.

IT'S CALLED ABC ERASER CHALLENGE. KIDS RUBBING ERASERS UP AND DOWN THEIR ARM WHILE SAYING THE ALPHABET.

"Not just ABCDE but they;re coming up with words in between: A apple, B boy and so forth all the way to Z and then at the end they show their friends: what does it look like, how far did they go. How big is the mark?"

PRINCIPAL DEREK MUHAREM SAYS ABOUT A DOZEN BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE BEEN SEEN BY THE NURSE FOR INJURIES FROM THE CHALLENGE. IT'S ENOUGH OF A RED FLAG TO PROMPT HIM TO EMAIL THIS LETTER TO PARENTS.

ELISA VOLPATI HAS A SON AT BETHEL MIDDLE.

"I'm very glad the school makes up aware of things but on the other hand they have to edit what they're telling us and what the kids are actually hearing. Because the kids are getting emails just like the parents are obviously."

"You really have to guide them through making good decisions."

COUNSELOR AMANDA KIRK SAYS THE ERASER CHELLENGE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ADOLESCENTS PUSHING THE ENVELOPE.

"It is developmentally appropriate for teens to try things experiment and maybe take some risks which is why is so important for parents to be aware and to look for these things."

PEER PRESSURE IS ONE CONCERN. HEALTH IS ANOTHER.

"Because they're using erasers, and they're breaking the skin, sharing erasers with a friend. And then who know what's out there, blood on the eraser, you can get an infection that way."

ELISA VOLPATI SAYS WHILE SHE IS CONCERNED, SHE REALIZES IT'S ANOTHER PART OF RAISING A TEEN.

"Kids are experimenting. back when I was a kid we were doing those sort of things. Obviously it's just another one of those things we as parents have to watch out for." L/ Bethel, Connecticut:01

S/ Derek Muharem / Principal:14

S/ Elisa Volpati / Parent:39

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


THE HUNT IS ON. FOR A ROBBER IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY HE BEAT A WOMAN IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN. SENDING HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

PLUS A PUSH TO RAISE FLORIDA'S SPEED LIMIT. ON CERTAIN HIGHWAYS,

COULD SOON BE LEGAL.

AN UPDATE FROM TALLAHASSEE. AND HOW CLOSE WE ARE.

WHY THOSE WHO AGAINST IT. SAY THE NEED FOR SPEED WILL CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD Return to index of stories...


TZ2 HOME INVASION-VO


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TZ2 SPEED LIMIT BILL-VO


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KIRA WX 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.

"A dry stretch of weather"

It was a beautiful end to the last weekend of March, and it looks like a nice stretch of dry and sunny weather will continue through the week. The forecast will feature a few cool mornings, followed by warming temperatures.

Our morning will start off unseasonably cool by late March standards. So far, temperatures have settled into the upper 40s across our far northern counties, with lower to middle 50s along the urban corridor. A disturbance to our west will keep high clouds across our skies for much of the day, which will filter out the sunshine from time to time. The breeze will be much lighter today, but will continue to send in slightly drier air across the region. This will keep our humidity values quite comfortable through the afternoon as temperatures return to the lower half of the 80s.

Mostly clear skies will prevail tonight, however temperatures won't be quite as cool by morning. Expect thermometer readings to range from the lower 50s north to 60° along our coastal zones.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather for Tuesday and beyond, keeping a tranquil pattern in place. It also means veering winds to the east and southeast, which will aid in a quick warm up by mid week. Expect mostly to partly sunny skies through the end of the week with mainly dry weather. Daytime highs will also be rather toasty, as some locations make a run for the upper 80s by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING EVALUATION-TRX-VO


THIS MORNING. COLLIER COMMISSIONERS LOOK AT A PENDING APPLICATION. TO DRILL FOR OIL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY. WOULD TAP INTO LAND, AT BIG CYPRESS WATERSHED

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. HAS A PUBLIC MEETING.

AT 10:30 AM. IN COMMISSION CHAMBERS. Return to index of stories...


PINE MANOR HOME INVASION-TRX-VO


THIS MORNING LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR THE PERSON WHO BROKE INTO A PINE MANOR HOME WITH A KNIFE -- THEN BEAT AND ROBBED A WOMAN IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN.

CLAUDIA LOPEZ WAS INSIDE HER HOME ASLEEP WITH HER THREE CHILDREN, WHEN A MAN BARGED IN.

LOPEZ TOLD DEPUTIES THE INTRUDER DEMANDED MONEY AND THEN BEAT HER BEFORE TAKING OFF.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

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SPEED LIMIT BILL MOVES TO FULL SENATE-TRX-VOTOPS


A NEW PUSH. TO RAISE THE SPEED LIMIT ALONG FLORIDA HIGHWAYS. IS SAILING THROUGH THE STATEHOUSE.

BUT HIGHWAY SAFETY ADVOCATES, ARE AGAINST IT.

THEY FEAR MORE CRASHES, INJURIES AND DEATHS.

BUT SUPPORTERS SAY. PEOPLE ALREADY DRIVE FAST.

AND THIS IS MORE REALISTIC.

THE BILL IS READY FOR A VOTE IN THE SENATE.

AND HAS ONE MORE COMMITTEE STOP, IN THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


CANDIDATE FORUM-VO


JUST WEEKS AWAY FROM FLORIDA'S BIG CONGRESSIONAL VOTE.

AND RIGHT NOW.THE SEVEN CAMPAIGNING PEOPLE FOR DISTRICT 19 ARE PUSHING HARDER THAN EVER.

BUT ONLY FOUR OF THE SEVEN SHOWED UP TO ANSWER QUESTIONS DURING THE LATEST OPEN FORUM.

APRIL FREEMAN AND RAY NETHERWOOD WERE NO SHOWS SUNDAY NIGHT.

AND THIS MARKS LIZBETH BENACQUISTO'S THIRD FORUM. MISSED IN JUST TWO WEEKS.

THOSE MAKING AN EFFORT TO QUESTION THE CANDIDATES RUNNING SAY THAT DOESN'T LOOK TOO GOOD.

YOU CAN CAST YOUR BALLOT ON APRIL 22ND. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO LANDFILL-OC-MAP


A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR LANDFILL.

THIS WEEK, LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. WILL VOTE ON SPENDING CLOSE TO FOURTEEN MILLION. TO EXPAND A LANDFILL IN HENDRY COUNTY.

IT'S OFF CHURCH ROAD - NORTH OF STATE ROAD 82 IN HENDRY COUNTY.

THE LANDFILL MAINLY STORES ASH. FOR LEE AND HENDRY COUNTIES.

IF APPROVED, COMMISSIONER BRIAN HAMMAN SAYS WORK WOULD BE FINISHED IN A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SWEETBAY WINN DIXIE-TRX-VOTOPS


OLD SWEETBAY GROCERY STORES. OPENED UP AS WINN DIXIES. OVER THE WEEKEND.

WE STOPPED BY THE ONE IN NAPLES--

ON VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD.

A TOTAL OF TEN. WERE CLOSED FOR ABOUT A WEEK. TO CHANGE THINGS AROUND AND BRING IN NEW FOOD. Return to index of stories...


PROM DRESS DONATIONS-TRX-OTS-OC


THIS MORNING. YOU CAN HELP MAKE A PROM DREAM COME TRUE FOR LOCAL TEENS IN NEED OF A DRESS.

THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS OF LEE COUNTY TEAMED UP WITH EDISON MALL. TO COLLECT NEW AND GENTLY-USED FORMAL DRESSES FOR THE 2014 PACE GIRLS PROM.

YOU CAN DROP OFF DRESSES OF ALL SIZES AND STYLES FROM 10 AM TO 9PM AT GUEST SERVICES.

PLUS SIZES, RANGING FROM SIZES 22 AND UP ARE EXTREMELY NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


THERE IS GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HOW YOUR TREATED.

AND YOU MAY NOT NEED MEDICINE ANY MORE..

FIND OUT WHY THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING.

LOTS OF US, DRINK DIET POP.

BUT A NEW STUDY, FINDS A DARKER. DANGEROUS. SIDE.

THE LINK BETWEEN DIET DRINKS, AND DEATH. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A BP GUIDELINES-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B DIET DRINKS STUDY-VOTOPS


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BP GUIDELINES-VO


UNDER NEW GUIDELINES. YOU MAY NOT NEED MEDICINE, FOR YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.

IN FEBRUARY. RECOMMENDED BLOOD PRESSURE FOR PEOPLE OVER 60, RELAXED. FROM 140/90 TO 150/90.

A DUKE STUDY FINDS. THIS COULD MEAN SIX MILLION ADULTS.DON'T NEED MEDICATION.

EXPERTS SAY. ALWAYS TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST. Return to index of stories...


STRONG MUSCLES, STRONG HEART-VO


OLDER KIDS AND TEENS WHO HAVE GOOD MUSCLE STRENGTH. HAVE A LOWER RISK OF CERTAIN HEALTH PROBLEMS.

A STUDY FINDS A STRONG LINK BETWEEN STRENGTH CAPACITY. AND LOWERED RISK FOR DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE.

ALL TYPES OF EXERCISE ARE HEART-HEALTHY. BUT RESEARCHERS SAY STRENGTHENING ACTIVITIES MAY BE ESPECIALLY PROTECTIVE. Return to index of stories...


DIET DRINKS STUDY-VO


IF YOU'RE A DIET DRINKER, THIS IS A STORY YOU NEED TO HEAR.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS A LINK BETWEEN LOW-CAL POP -- AND HEART DISEASE.

IT FOUND OLDER WOMEN WHO DRINK MORE DIET DRINKS. MAY HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF DEADLY HEART DISEASE.

THE WOMEN WHO CONSUMED TWO OR MORE DIET DRINKS PER DAY. WERE 30 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE A CARDIOVASCULAR EVENT.

AND 50 % MORE LIKELY. TO DIE FROM HEART DISEASE. THAN WOMEN WHO NEVER OR RARELY DRANK DIET DRINKS. Return to index of stories...


BREAST LIFTS-VO


MORE AND MORE WOMEN ARE UNDERGOING BREAST ENHANCEMENT SURGERY.

BUT, THEY ARE OPTING TO USE WHAT THEY ALREADY HAVE. RATHER THAN ADD IMPLANTS.

NEW STATISTICS FIND THE RATE OF BREAST LIFT PROCEDURES. HAS OUTPACED IMPLANT SURGERIES 2 TO 1 SINCE THE YEAR 2000.

IMPLANTS ARE STILL THE MOST POPULAR PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURE FOR WOMEN. BUT LIFTS ARE STEADILY INCREASING. Return to index of stories...


BEARD IMPLANTS WHAT?-TRX, SOTVO


It's grown from something I would do 2-3 procedures a year to something that we're now doing on a weekly basis.

HE'S TALKING ABOUT BEARD IMPLANTS!

BEARDS HAVE BEEN GETTING SO POULAR.

NOW PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NEW MEASURES. TO GET THE PATCHY FACIAL HAIR-

BUT THE SOLUTION IS NOT CHEAP.

DEPENDING ON HOW MANY FOLLICLES YOU NEED,

IT RUNS BETWEEN 5 AND 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.YOU CAN SEE AND HEAR THE MOMENT A 5-POINT-1 MAGNITUDE QUAKE ROCKED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

WITH MORE THAN 150 AFTERSHOCKS. AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE.

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ARE STILL SHAKEN UP.

WONDERING WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT.

AND PEACEFUL TURNS INTO MAYHEM.

PROTESTORS ARE GOING AFTER THE POLICE DEPARTEMENT IN ALBUQUERQUE OVER DEADLY SHOOTINGS,,,

WHY THE ACTIVISTS SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

PLUS, ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SOFTWARE COMPANIES. IS LAUNCHING A NEW PLAN. TO HIRE PEOPLE ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM.

COMING UP,

HOW WORKERS WITH AUTISM. CAN BE JUST AS PRODUCTIVE, AS EVERYONE ELSE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A CA EARTHQUAKE-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SHOOTINGS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C AUTISTIC EMPLOYEES-VOTOPS


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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 GOES LIVE TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

WALL STREET IS STARTING OFF. ON A POSITIVE NOTE.

AMERICANS INCREASED SPENDING LAST MONTH. WHICH HELPED THE MARKET.

AFTER MONTHS OF SLOW SALES, AND BAD WEATHER.

IT'S GETTING BETTER!

STOCKS FINISHED HIGHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE DAYS.

THIS MORNING, WE'RE LOOKING STEADY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-OC-VO BNC


ANOTHER DEBRIS. DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS SAY A CLUSTER OF ORANGE OBJECTS SPOTTED BY A SEARCH PLANE TURNED OUT TO BE FISHING EQUIPMENT.

THE AUSTRALIAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY SAYS 10 PLANES AND 10 SHIPS -- WITH MORE THAN 100 PERSONNEL IN THE AIR AND ONE THOUSAND SAILORS AT SEA -- ARE STILL OUT SEARCHING. Return to index of stories...


TS2) DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SS-VOTOPS


THE MAN WHO POINTED HIS GUN AT A COLLIER DEPUTY WILL GO IN FRONT OF A JUDGE TODAY.

23-YEAR-OLD *BRANDON ODE* CAUSE QUITE A SCENE.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE HE WAS SMOKING POT.

WHEN THEY APPROACHED HIM-- HE TOOK OFF AND THEN REPORTEDLY PULLED A GUN.

THAT'S WHEN DEPUTIES FIRED OFF A SHOT.

NO ONE WAS HIT.

ODE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES THIS MORNING.

WE WILL HAVE SOMEONE IN THE COURTROOM.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ARCADIA MURDER INVESTIGATION-OC-VO


WE'RE ON TOP OF A MAJOR MURDER INVESTIGATION IN ARCADIA THIS MORNING.

ONE MAN IS DEAD WHILE HIS WIFE FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE.

JOANNE BURNHAM IS BEGINNING TO TALK IN A TAMPA HOSPITAL. ACCORDING TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

JOANNE TOLD HER DAUGHTER.

HER SON KARL BURNHAM DID IT.

HE REMAINS IN JAIL. ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


CA EARTHQUAKE-TRX- TC MON


NOW TO THE EARTHQUAKE. AND HUNDREDS OF AFTERSHOCKS. THAT ROCKED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, THIS WEEKEND.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE STILL ON EDGE. WORRYING WHAT COULD HAPPEN NEXT.

ABC'S RYAN OWENS, HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CA EARTHQUAKE-PKG


NATS - VIDEO MONTAGE

The 5.1 magnitude quake wasn't the big one--but it was big enough!

NATS

Watch how the jolt upstaged this high school musical Friday night.

NATS Screams and announcer

The earthquake's epicenter was in Orange County--about an hours drive east

of Los Angeles.

The shaking did more than rattle nerves. Just look inside this man's house

.

NAT POP FROM HOMEOWNER "Everything was on the floor. Most of the dishes I

have left are in the dishwasher."

OutsideIt cracked foundations, broke water mains--even triggered a small

rockslide.

NATS

Nobody was seriously hurt but what's happened since Friday has left a lot of

people on edge.

Nats "There was glass all over the floor."

More than 150 aftershocks this weekend-a couple pretty strong. Our affiliate

KABC caught one on camera.

SOT KABC REPORTER: WOAH WOAH WOAH.WE ARE STILL FEELING EARTHQUAKES"

SOT: "EVERYTIME WE HAVE ANOTHER AFTERSHOCK, IT RATTLES YOU. THE KIDS ARE

MORE SCARED THAN ANYTHING."

NATS -- SHAKING

There is a small chance--less than 5 percent friday night's quake was a

foreshock--a preview of a bigger one. Still, seismologists say it's only a

matter of time:

They say there's a 99 percent chance of a 6.7 magnitude or larger quake

somewhere in California in the next 30 years. Return to index of stories...


CA EARTHQUAKE-OC


THAT WAS RYAN OWENS WITH THAT REPORT.

IN FULLERTON, 83 RESIDENTS WEREN'T ABLE TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AFTER INSPECTORS FOUND MAJOR FOUNDATION PROBLEMS THAT MADE SOME BUILDINGS UNSAFE TO ENTER. Return to index of stories...


ALBUQUERQUE POLICE SHOOTINGS -TRX-POP


nats of protesters

YOU WERE JUST HEARING PROTESTS IN ALBUQUERQUE.

THEY STARTED OUT PEACEFUL, BUT TURNED INTO WHAT THE MAYOR CALLED "MAYHEM".

DEMONSTRATORS REPEATEDLY MARCHED FROM DOWNTOWN ALBUQUERQUE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO.

POLICE IN RIOT GEAR WERE ON THE SCENE.

THE CROWD IS PROTESTING RECENT POLICE SHOOTINGS. THE LATEST INVOLVING THE DEATH OF A HOMELESS MAN.

FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING ALLEGATIONS OF EXCESSIVE FORCE AND CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY THE ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

PEOPLE ARE ANGRY OVER ALBUQUERQUE POLICE'S INVOLVEMENT IN 37 SHOOTINGS, 23 OF THEM FATAL SINCE 2010. Return to index of stories...


SEN SCHUMER REQUESTS REVIEW OF WTC SECURITY-OC-SOT


AFTER SECURITY BREACHES. AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

NEW YORK SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER.

IS PUSHING HOMELAND SECURITY, TO STEP IN.

After living through the September 11th terrorist attacks, New Yorkers expect the Freedom Tower and this whole site to have top-notch, fool-proof safeguards in place.

RECENTLY A TEENAGER. SLIPPED PAST SECURITY. AND CLIMBED TO THE TOP OF THE SPIRE.

AND BACK IN SEPTEMBER. THREE SKYDIVERS WERE ARRESTED FOR BASE JUMPING OFF THE ROOF.

THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY. OWNS THE SITE. AND IS STEPPING UP SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


CNN:FL: TORNADO HITS LAKE NONA-VO


THIS MORNING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMED A TORNADO DID TOUCH DOWN NEAR ORLANDO OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE TORNADO WAS SPAWNED BY THE SYSTEM OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT SWEPT ACROSS THE STATE.

THE STORMS KNOCKED DOWN TREES, DAMAGED ROOFS, PORCHES, AND CRUSHED VEHICLES.

FIREFIGHTERS GOT NUMEROUS REPORTS OF HOMES BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


NC STORM DAMAGE-TRX-VOTOPS


OFFICIALS IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. ARE *STILL TRYING TO CLARIFY IF IT WAS A TORNADO. OR JUST A STORM THAT FLATTENED TREES AND TORE THE SIDING OFF A HOUSE.

CLEAN UP CONTINUES THIS MORNING. PICKING BRANCHES AND LIMBS. AND CUTTING LOGS FROM DOWNED TREES. Return to index of stories...


UN CLIMATE CHANGE-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING ---

YOUR FORECAST FOR THE NEXT CENTURY--

HOTTER, DRIER AND HUNGRIER--

WITH THE CHANCE OF TURNING DOWN THE THERMOSTAT SLIPPING AWAY.

THAT'S THE LATEST CONCLUSION FROM THE UNITED NATIONS.

NOW URGING GOVERNMENTS TO ADDRESS THE "INCREASINGLY CLEAR" THREATS POSED BY A WARMING CLIMATE. BEFORE SOME OPTIONS ARE CLOSED OFF FOR GOOD.

THE REPORT IS ABOUT 1-THOUSAND PAGES LONG. Return to index of stories...


NOROVIRUS HEALTH ALERT PITT JOHNSTOWN-TRX-VO


A PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE. RESUMES CLASSES TODAY. AFTER NOROVIRUS HIT THE CAMPUS.

THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - JOHNSTOWN. CANCELED ACTIVITIES AND CLOSED THE DINING HALL. AFTER SEVERAL STUDENTS CAME DOWN WITH THE HIGHLY-CONTAGIOUS GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS.

HEALTHY STUDENTS, COULD STILL EAT AT THE STUDENT CENTER. WHILE SICK STUDENTS GOT FOOD DELIVERED. Return to index of stories...


UF ONLINE DEGREE-OC


THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IS LAUNCHING THE STATE'S FIRST COMPLETELY ONLINE FOUR-YEAR DEGREE.

U-F WILL PAY AN ONLINE LEARNING SERVICE COMPANY AN ESTIMATED 186 MILLION DOLLARS TO RUN THE PROGRAM --

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A BILL LAST YEAR TAPPING U-F TO CREATE AN ONLINE UNIVERSITY THAT WOULD OFFER THE FULL FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


AUTISTIC EMPLOYEES-VO


PEOPLE WITH AUTISM. ARE GETTING JOBS IN THE TECH INDUSTRY, MORE THAN EVER.

AND ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SOFTWARE COMPANIES, IS MAKING SURE OF IT.

SOFTWARE GIANT "SAP". LAUNCHED A NEW PROGRAM CALLED AUTSIM AT WORK.

OFFICIALS ARE HOPING TO HARNESS CERTAIN SKILLS AND INTEREST, THAT MANY PEOPLE WITH AUTISM HAVE.

THAT COULD BE USEFUL IN A BUSINESS SETTING. Return to index of stories...


AUTISTIC EMPLOYEES-SOTVO


"the challenge for a lot of people is social interaction. they're just as smart as other people in the workforce, but they may not enjoy the eye contact, face to face interaction."

S-A-P LEADERS SAY.

THEY'RE STARTING THE AUTISM AT WORK PROGRAM. JUST IN THE SILICON VALLEY OFFICE.

BUT IT WILL SPREAD TO OFFICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


DOGS CHURCH-OC-NATSVO


FIVE NEW PUPPIES ARE APPARENTLY TOO MUCH TO HANDLE FOR ONE OWNER.

WHO LEFT THEM.COLD. WET AND HUNGRY.

nats of puppies

THEY WERE LEFT ON THE DOORSTEP OF A LEHIGH ACRES CHURCH.

TODAY WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHEN YOU CAN ADOPT THEM.

MEMBERS OF THE ROCK OF REFUGE CHURCH FED THE NEWBORN PUPPIES

THIS WEEKEND BEFORE CALLING ANIMAL SERVICES.

THEY SAID IT WAS A SHOCK SEEING THEM THERE. RIGHT BEFORE SUNDAY'S WORSHIP.

THEY THINK THE PUPPIES WERE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH ALL NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DOGS CHURCH-SOTVO


6:49:31-6:49:44

Timothy Rosado/ rescued puppies

"hopefully, whoever did this, you know, they can bring justice to

them. I don't think that's right to leave five puppies in bins like

that. You know, hopefully they can find a new home."

WORKERS WITH LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ARE NOW CARING FOR THE PUPPIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


NOW TO AN IMAGE MAKING GLOBAL HEADLINES.

THE WORLD HAS HAD FEW GLIMPSES OF PRINCE GEORGE SINCE HIS BIRTH LAST JULY.

BUT NOW A NEW PICTURE. OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.

IT'S THE CUTEST YET.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE NEW PICTURE THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES.

FLIPPING HOUSES IS RISKY BUSINESS.

THE HOUSING MARKET, HASN'T FULLY RECOVERED.

WE'LL TELL YOU. IF YOU'RE JUMPING THE GUN. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A ROYAL PHOTO-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B FLIPPING HOUSES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


ROYAL PHOTO-2 SH POP


THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE HAVE RELEASED A NEW FAMILY PHOTO WITH YOUNG PRINCE GEORGE

ONE OF A TODDLER -- AND HIS CHERISHED DOG.

PRINCE GEORGE'S FIRST OFFICIAL OVERSEAS TOUR. AT THE AGE OF EIGHT MONTHS.

ABC'S DAVID MUIR HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


ROYAL PHOTO-PKG


BY GEORGE, HE'S GROWN.

RIGHT THERE IN THE WINDOW OF THEIR KENSINGTON PALACE APARTMENT--

THE ROYAL COUPLE, PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE --

AND THEIR 8 MONTH OLD, TODDLER PRINCE GEORGE, THE ROYAL HEIR.

A TODDLER LOOKING AT HIS DOG, THEIR COCKER SPANIEL NAMED LUPO.

THE LAST TIME THE WORLD SAW PRINCE GEORGE -- HE WAS 3 MONTHS OLD--

IN THE LACE GOWN WORN BY SO MANY THE ROYAL BABIES -- AT HIS OCTOBER

CHRISTENING.

FROM THE MOMENT THEY STEPPED OUT OF ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL IN LONDON --

REVEALING GEORGE -- THEY WERE ALSO REVEALING TO THE WORLD -- THE NEXT

GENERATION OF THE ROYAL FAMILY --

THE NEW PHOTO THIS WEEKEND -- OF A TODDLER --

REMINISCIENT OF ANOTHER BABY BOY HIS AGE.

PRINCE WILLIAM HIMSELF. IN THE ARMS OF HIS MOTHER, PRINCESS DIANA-- BESIDE

HIS FATHER PRINCE CHARLES --

AND OF COURSE -- THE QUEEN --

STILL PRINCESS ELIZABETH WHEN THIS IMAGE WAS TAKEN. POSING WITH A YOUNG

PRINCE CHARLES AFTER HIS CHRISTENING IN 1948. THEN OUT WITH CHARLES HERE--

JUST A FEW MONTHS LATER.

IT'S HER GREAT GRANDSON, PRINCE GEORGE -- WITH A HINT OF A SMILE AT

HIS DOG -- MAKING ROYAL WATCHERS SMILE TOO. Return to index of stories...


KIRA WX 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.

"A dry stretch of weather"

It was a beautiful end to the last weekend of March, and it looks like a nice stretch of dry and sunny weather will continue through the week. The forecast will feature a few cool mornings, followed by warming temperatures.

Our morning will start off unseasonably cool by late March standards. So far, temperatures have settled into the upper 40s across our far northern counties, with lower to middle 50s along the urban corridor. A disturbance to our west will keep high clouds across our skies for much of the day, which will filter out the sunshine from time to time. The breeze will be much lighter today, but will continue to send in slightly drier air across the region. This will keep our humidity values quite comfortable through the afternoon as temperatures return to the lower half of the 80s.

Mostly clear skies will prevail tonight, however temperatures won't be quite as cool by morning. Expect thermometer readings to range from the lower 50s north to 60° along our coastal zones.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather for Tuesday and beyond, keeping a tranquil pattern in place. It also means veering winds to the east and southeast, which will aid in a quick warm up by mid week. Expect mostly to partly sunny skies through the end of the week with mainly dry weather. Daytime highs will also be rather toasty, as some locations make a run for the upper 80s by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


FLIPPING HOUSES-2-SHOT


WITH THE HOUSING MARKET SLOWLY MAKING A COMEBACK.

SOME FOLKS ARE JUMPING BACK INTO THE FLIPPING BUSINESS.

INVESTORS FLIPPING ALMOST A 157 THOUSAND HOMES--- LAST YEAR ALONE. THAT'S UP 114 PERCENT FROM 20-11.

BUT ARE THEY MAKING MONEY?

ABC'S REBECCA JARVIS, FINDS OUT. Return to index of stories...


FLIPPING HOUSES-PKG


LISA, A STAY-AT-HOME MOM, AND HER FRIEND ARMELLA AND ARMELLA'S SISTER ALIDA

ARE FIRST TIME FLIPPERS TRYING TO GET INTO THE GAME.

Rebecca: A lot of people would say you should never get into business with

friends or family.

ARMELLA DIORIO, FIRST TIME HOME FLIPPER: We did both.

AND THEY'RE HOPING THERE IS STILL MONEY TO BE MADE.

Armella: We definitely missed the heyday of really cheap housing, but then

we worried we would have trouble reselling it.

AFTER LOSING OUT ON SIX OTHER PROPERTIES IN BIDDING WARS, THEY BOUGHT THIS

MODEST THREE BEDROOM FOR $150,000.

Rebecca: And what did it look like when you pulled up?

Alida: It was awful. It was awful.

Armella: It was a dump. The kitchen floor was sinking in. You walked in

and you were kind of crooked. The yard was a jungle.

BETWEEN RENOVATIONS AND REAL ESTATE FEES, THEY PUT $60,000 INTO THE PROJECT,

FIGURING THINGS OUT AS THEY WENT.

Lisa: That looks like a standard.

Alida: It's 13 and a fourth by.

Lisa: Look how we sound, like we know what we're talking about.

THIS PAST NOVEMBER, THEY LISTED THE PROPERTY FOR $275,000.

BUT EVEN AFTER A SUCCESSFUL OPEN HOUSE, THEY STILL DON'T HAVE ANY OFFERS.

AND THAT LEADS THE WOMEN TO SERIOUSLY ASSESS THEIR FINANCES AND HOW LONG

THEY CAN KEEP THE HOUSE ON THE MARKET.

Armella: Are we still okay to hold until January?

Lisa: Yeah, I think we're okay to hold 'til January, just every time we, you

know, we have to always make a mortgage payment.

AS JANUARY CAME AND WENTTHE HOUSE SAT UNSOLD.

Armella: When we listed it, we had the same dream everyone has of selling in

in 30 days. It didn't happen quite that fast. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALLS SILVERADO AND SIERRA-TRX-VO


G-M IS RECALLING 2014 AND 2015 MODELS.

INCLUDES CERTAIN SILVERADOS. SIERRA. SUBURBANS. TAHOES. AND YUKONS.

MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND VEHICLES.

NEED TO FIX A TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE. NOT SECURELY TIGHTENED. Return to index of stories...


OH CRAP APP-VO


IF YOU SEE RED AND BLUE LIGHTS IN YOUR REAR-VIEW---

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

THIS ONE AIMED AT HELPING FIGHT DRUNK DRIVING

IT'S CALLED THE "OH CRAP APP."

WHEN YOU HIT THE BUTTON.

YOU CAN GET BASIC LEGAL RIGHTS.

IT EVEN HAS A BLOOD ALCOHOL CALCULATOR.

IT WAS CREATED BY AN IOWA LAW FIRM.

THE APP TURNS ON YOUR PHONE'S VOICE RECORDER AND THAT WILL RECORD ANY CONVERSATION YOU HAVE WITH AN OFFICER.

THE AUDIO IS POTENTIALLY VALUABLE EVIDENCE, IF SOMEONE WANTS TO FIGHT A CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


SPRING CLEANING YOUR NAME-VO


IT'S TIME TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR "REPUTATION.

NEW ADVICE FROM "MCAFEE" FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A JOB.

THEY POINT OUT COLLEGE GRADUATION IS NOT FAR BEHIND.

YOU WOULDN'T WANT EMPLOYERS. SEARCHING SOCIAL MEDIA, AND GETTING AN EYEFUL.

DON'T USE OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE ONLINE.

ALSO. DITCH THE FISHY-FACE SELFIES.

AND GOOGLE YOURSELF TO SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CONNECTIVITY LAB-VO


FACEBOOK HAS UNVIELED A NEW SERVICE THIS WEEK.

IT'S CALLED THE CONNECTIVITY LAB.

IT'S PART OF THE COMPANY'S COMMITMENT TO "INTERNET DOT ORG".

A GLOBAL GROUP OF COMPANIES WORKING TO BRING THE INTERNET TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE IT.

THE PEOPLE AT THE "CONNECTIVITY LAB" ARE CREATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES. AND AIRCRAFT. TO DELIVER INTERNET SERVICE TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALD'S NEW OFFER-VO


IF YOU LOVE COFFEE ---MCDONALD'S IS OFFERING FREE SMALL CUPS OF MCCAFE COFFEE DURING BREAKFAST. FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

THE FAST FOOD GIANT IS HOPING THE COFFEE GIVEAWAY.ATTRACTS NEW CUSTOMERS.

MCDONALD'S ALSO HOPES. AS THEY GET COFFEE. THEY ALSO BUY BREAKFAST.

IT MAKES UP MORE THAN 20% OF THEIR REVENUE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


IS CHELSEA HANDLER. CALLING IT QUITS?

SHE'S THE ONLY FEMALE LATE NIGHT HOST ON AMERICAN TELEVISION

WE'LL TELL YOU IF IT'S TRUE. AND WHERE SHE MIGHT END UP.

DISNEY BREAKS RECORDS.

"FROZEN" IS HITTING A BIG MILESTONE.

WE'LL TELL HOW WHERE IT WON THE NUMBER ONE SPOT. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A CHELSEA HANDLER LEAVING E! AFTER THIS YEAR-V


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TZ6 B FROZEN HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATED FILM-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...


CHELSEA HANDLER LEAVING E! AFTER THIS YEAR-2 SH VO


THE ONLY FEMALE LATE NIGHT HOST ON AMERICAN TELEVISION IS MOVING ON.

THE COMEDIAN PLANS TO SIGN OFF. AT THE END OF THE YEAR. WHEN HER CONTRACT EXPIRES.

CHELSEA HANDLER'S MANAGER CONFIRMED. SHE'S LEAVING THE E! NETWORK.

SHE HAS LTOS OF OFFERS. AND COULD END UP ON THE RADIO.

HANDLER HAS HOSTED THE TALK SHOW "CHELSEA LATELY" SINCE 2007. Return to index of stories...


BOX OFFICE-TRX-VOTOPS


"NOAH" FLOATED LOTS OF BOATS AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND.

THE BIBLICAL EPIC TOOK IN AN ESTIMATED 44-MILLION DOLLARS AFTER OPENING FRIDAY -- DESPITE. COMPLAINTS FROM SOME RELIGIOUS GROUPS THAT IT'S NOT THE "GOSPEL TRUTH.

THE SCIENCE-FICTION THRILLER "DIVERGENT" CAME IN SECOND WITH 26 AND A HALF MILLION.

"MUPPETS MOST WANTED" ROUNDED OUT THE TOP THREE. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATED FILM-TRX-VOTOPS


DISNEY'S LATEST MOVIE, FROZEN. IS NOW THE HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATED FILM OF ALL TIME--

PASSING TOY STORY 3.

IT IS THE FIRST BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE, FROM DISNEY ANIMATED STUDIOS.

THE MOVIE WON TWO ACADEMY AWARDS. EARLIER THIS MONTH. BEST ANIMATED FILM AND ORIGINAL SONG.

THE FLICK CAME OUT IN NOVEMEBER. AND IS *STILL POPULAR. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) SEARCH FOR MISSING JET BEGINS-VOTOPS


ANOTHER DEBRIS DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS SAY A CLUSTER OF ORANGE OBJECTS SPOTTED BY A SEARCH PLANE TURNED OUT TO BE FISHING EQUIPMENT.

THE AUSTRALIAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY SAYS 10 PLANES AND 10 SHIPS -- WITH MORE THAN 100 PERSONNEL IN THE AIR AND ONE THOUSAND SAILORS AT SEA -- WILL TAKE PART OF THE SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


TS2) DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SS-VO


THE MAN WHO POINTED HIS GUN AT A COLLIER DEPUTY WILL GO IN FRONT OF A JUDGE TODAY.

23-YEAR-OLD *BRANDON ODE* WILL GO IN FRONT OF A JUDGE TODAY.

ODE WAS ALLEGEDLY SMOKING POT WHEN DEPUTIES APPROACHED HIM.

HE TOOK OFF AND THEN REPORTEDLY PULLED A GUN.

THAT'S WHEN DEPUTIES FIRED OFF A SHOT.

HE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES THIS MORNING.

WE WILL HAVE SOMEONE IN THE COURTROOM.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ARCADIA MURDER INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


WE'RE ON TOP OF A MAJOR MURDER INVESTIGATION IN ARCADIA THIS MORNING.

ONE MAN IS DEAD WHILE HIS WIFE FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE.

JOANNE BURNHAM IS BEGINNING TO TALK IN A TAMPA HOSPITAL. ACCORDING TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

JOANNE TOLD HER DAUGHTER.

HER SON KARL BURNHAM DID IT.

HE REMAINS IN JAIL. ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


TS4) OBAMACARE DEADLINE-VOTOPS


TIME IS RUNNING OUT. TO GET SIGNED UP FOR OBAMACARE. BEFORE TONIGHT'S DEADLINE.

WITH OPEN ENROLLMENT, DOWN TO THE FINAL HOURS.

SIGN-UP CENTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

SAW A LAST-MINUTE SURGE THIS WEEKEND.

ANYONE WHO STARTS THE APPLICATION PROCESS. BY THE END OF TODAY. HAVE UNTIL MID-APRIL. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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