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HEADLINES------------- TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HL1) GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-2 SH PUSH TZ4 A MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-VO-WIPE
HL2) MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-VO-WIPE TZ4 B ANTI ROB FORD POSTERS (FUNNY)-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL3) BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-VOTOPS TZ4 C DAD'S BREASTFEEDING VIRAL PHOTOS-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-2 SH POP NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-PKG TS1) GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-BNC OC-VO
GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-OC TS2) ASHLEY TOYE COURT-VOTOPS
COURT CASES TODAY-CLIP OC T-ANIBOXES TS3) GOV SCOTT SEXUAL PREDATOR BILLS-OC-VO
ASHLEY TOYE COURT-vo MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-TRX-TC MON
CHILD ABUSE COURT-vo MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-PKG
HIV CASE IN COURT-vo MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-OC
LAWSON TRIAL-TRX-OC-(2SS) MAN WHO WANTED TO KILL PRESIDENT GETS 25 YEARS-VO
ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-TRX SS(4) JAMAICA EMERGENCY LANDING-OC-ZM MAP
RUSSIA BORDER WITHDRAWAL-TRX-VO BACK UP CAMERAS-VO
MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-OC-EANIBOX ANTI ROB FORD POSTERS (FUNNY)-VO
MALAYSIA FLIGHT TRANSCRIPT -vo MEDICAL POT MUNCHIES BAN OREGON-TRX-OC
MORE VICTIMS RECOVERED FROM MUDSLIDE-TRX-VO POT IN PIZZA-TRX, SOTVO
GOV SCOTT SEXUAL PREDATOR BILLS-TRX-TC MON MORE MCDONALDS RAGE-TRX-VO
SCHOOL VIGIL CRASH VICTIMS-OC-SS ANGRY NOTE FOR BOSS-VO
LEE SCHOOLS FIRE EMPLOYEES-TRX-OC ANGRY NOTE FOR BOSS-SOTVO
YELLEN AND INVESTORS-VO FB PIC LEADS TO DIAGNOSIS-VO
AZ: ABORTION LAWS BEGIN-TRX-VOTOPS DAD'S BREASTFEEDING VIRAL PHOTOS-EANIBOX
HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL-VO MESSY ROOM LESSON-VO
RED SOX AT WHITE HOUSE-TRX-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 A DWTS ROBIN-VO-WIPE
TZ1A BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID DWTS ROBIN-2-SHOT
BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-2-SHOT DWTS ROBIN-PKG
BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-PKG ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 A CAPE SIGN ORDINANCE-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ2B OIL HEARING-VO COMMON COSTLY TAX ERRORS-2 SHOT
MN: TORNADO FUNNEL CLOUD FORMS CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VO COMMON COSTLY TAX ERRORS-PKG
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP HOME PROJECTS THAT PAY-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST GOOGLE'S GMAIL TURNS 10 TODAY-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL RED SOX TICKETS UP-TRX-VOTOPS
CAPE CRA-BNC TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
CAPE SIGN ORDINANCE-TC MON TZ6 A MICHAEL JACKSON NEW ALBUM-VO
OIL HEARING-VO TZ6 B PHARRELL WILLIAMS NEW COACH ON 'THE VOICE'-V
VR LABS-TRX-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
EMS RESPONSE TIMES-EANIBOX MICHAEL JACKSON NEW ALBUM-VO
COLLIER SCHOOLS PARENT MTG-OC PHARRELL WILLIAMS NEW COACH ON 'THE VOICE'-VO
FGCU INSTATE TUITION-TRX-VOTOPS TORI SPELLING REALITY SHOW-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ3 A LOSE WEIGHT-VO-WIPE TS1) GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-VOTOPS
TZ3 B SELFIE PRESCRIPTIONS-VOTOPS TS2) ASHLEY TOYE COURT-VOTOPS
LOSE WEIGHT-OC -VIDBOX TS3) GOV SCOTT SEXUAL PREDATOR BILLS-VOTOPS
HEART HEALTHY BRAIN HEALTHY-VO TS4) CAPE SIGN ORDINANCE-VOTOPS
DIABETES AND BYPASS SURGERY-VO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
SELFIE PRESCRIPTIONS -VO  


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


RECALL AFTER RECALL AFTER RECALL

DO YOU DRIVE A GENERAL MOTORS CAR

YOU NEED TO HEAR THE LATEST REPORT

MORE THAN A MILLION CARS BEING RECALLED

FOR MAJOR ISSUES

AND IF YOU COULD PREVENT YOUR CHILD FROM BEING IN PAIN

FROM BEING MISERABLE AND SICK.

WOULDN'T YOU?

THE DEBATE OVER VACCINES HEATS UP

WITH A DANGEROUS OUT BREAK OF THE MEASLES.

CRAYONS, MARKERS

BOARD MEETINGS

SHOULD KIDS BE IN THE WORK PLACE?

THE ARGUMENT TO FINDING BALANCE

DOES IT MAKE FOR MORE PRODUCTIVE PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


HL1) GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-2 SH PUSH


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HL2) MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-VO-WIPE


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HL3) BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-2 SH POP


NOW TO MORE TROUBLE FOR GENERAL MOTORS -- THE COMPANY ISSUING ANOTHER RECALL

-- THIS TIME ON MORE THAN A MILLION VEHICLES.

THIS. AS THE COMPANY'S NEW C-E-O PREPARES TO BE QUESTIONED ON CAPITOL HILL THIS MORNING OVER ANOTHER RECALL.

AND IT'S A DEFECT THAT'S LINKED TO AT LEAST 13 DEATHS.

ABC'S REBECCA JARVIS HAS THE LATEST FROM WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-PKG


KEN RIMER/STEPFATHER OF CRASH VICTIM

RANDY RADEMAKER/FATHER OF CRASH VICTIM

JOHN TERGINA/TEST DROVE VEHICLE

ERIC DUBIN/TERGINA'S ATTORNEY

OVERNIGHT G-M'S NEW CEO MARY BARRA -MEETING PRIVATELY WITH 12 FAMILIES OF

CRASH VICTIMS IN WASHINGTON DC.

SOT KEN RIMER / CRASH VICTIM'S STEP-FATHER: This was the first

time she apologized to us. Which was you very heartfelt and that but on the

other hand, you know, we've got such open wounds and sores from you know

losing loved ones.

KEN RIMER LOST his 18-year-old step-daughter, Natasha. AND Randy Rademaker

LOST HIS 15-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER Amy Lynn.IN THIS GRISLY WISCONSIN CRASH IN

2006. in a chevy cobalt with a faulty ignition

RANDY RADEMAKER / CRASH VICTIM'S FATHER: 232424 Said she was sorry to all of

us, and then we all got a chance to talk to her and tell her about our

children

Since Barra took over in January GM HAS RECALLED 2.6 MILLION vehicles

BECAUSE THEIR IGNITION SWITCHES COULD TURN OFF UNEXPECTEDLY -- SHUTTING DOWN

THE CAR POWER AND SAFETY SYSTEMS, INCLUDING THE AIR BAG.

Today-barra will face questions from congress about gm's handling of the

recall and why it took more than a decade to issuedespite new evidence

showing gm and federal regulators knew about potential problems since 2002.

And then there's this:

Nats iphone video

IPHONE VIDEO -- capturing the horrifying moment THIS 2015 GMC YUKON caught

fire while JOHN AND JUDITH TERGINA WERE TEST DRIVING it with their two sons.

SOT JOHN TERGINA / TEST DROVE VEHICLE: 22;41;32;00 From seeing the

smoke to getting out - it was within a minute. That thing was already on

fire when we were walking away.

SOT ERIC DUBIN / TERGINA'S ATTORNEY: It's sheer luck that this family is

alive.

THREE OTHER SIMILAR INCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE SAME MODEL. LEADING GM TO

RECALL NEARLY 500,000 SUVs FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-OC


THAT WAS REBECCA JARVIS WITH THAT REPORT.

DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE, SOME COMBINATION OF THE POWER STEERING MOTOR, CONTROL UNIT AND STEERING COLUMN WILL BE REPLACED.

G-M HAS RECALLED WELL MORE THAN SIX MILLION VEHICLES SINCE JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


COURT CASES TODAY-CLIP OC T-ANIBOXES


IT'S A BUSY DAY AT THE LEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

ABC-7 WILL BE THERE. FOR A HEARING AT 8:30 THIS MORNING. AS A CONVICTED MURDERER HOPES TO GET OUT OF JAIL EARLY.

17 YEAR OLD ASHLEY TOYE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER. ALONG WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CASH FEENZ GANG.

TOYE IS NOW 25. AND SEVEN YEARS INTO HER *LIFE SENTENCE.

BUT A STATE APPEALS COURT SAID SHE HAS THE CHANCE TO BE LET OUT EARLY FOR THE 2006 MURDER OF JEFFREY AND ALEX SOSA.

AT 9:15 A RE-TRIAL CONFERENCE WILL LOOK INTO A DISTURBING CASE OF CHILD NEGLECT IN FORT MYERS.

BINISH EVANS LEFT HER 2-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER ALONE IN A HOTEL ROOM. STARVING AND LYING IN HER OWN WASTE.

EVANS TOLD DETECTIVES SHE HAS NO SOUL AND HAS FELT NOTHING FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS.

SHE SAID SHE DIDN'T TAKE HER TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T HAVE INSURANCE.

THE CHILD IS NOW WITH HER FATHER IN TEXAS.

THEN JUST AFTER 10 AM.

A PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR THE MAN WHO HAD SEX WITH TWO OTHERS. AND DIDN'T TELL THEM HE'S HIV POSITIVE.

JAMES REDMOND TRIED TO FIGHT THAT THE LAW DIDN'T APPLY TO HOMOSEXUAL SEX. BUT A JUDGE DENIED THE CLAIM IN DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


ASHLEY TOYE COURT-vo


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CHILD ABUSE COURT-vo


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HIV CASE IN COURT-vo


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LAWSON TRIAL-TRX-OC-(2SS)


A FORMER INVESTIGATOR WITH THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. WILL**NOT GO TO TRIAL TODAY.

FOR A D-U-I CHARGE. AND DEADLY HIT AND RUN.

MICHAEL SASEN WAS KILLED. IN A HIT AND RUN CRASH CHRISTMAS MORNING. ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

PROSECUTORS SAY CHARLES LAWSON. HIT HIM, AND SPED OFF.

AND WAS SPOTTED NEARBY WITH DAMAGE TO HIS STATE-ISSUED CAR.

THEY CHARGED HIM WITH D-U-I.

HIS DUI HEARING IS PUSHED BACK ANOTHER TWO WEEKS. TO DEAL WITH HIS MORE SERIOUS CHARGE. OF FAILING TO REMAIN AT THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-TRX SS(4)


THIS MORNING JO ANN BURNHAM IS OUT OF THE I-C-U IN BRADENTON. AND SHOULD MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

HER SON KARL BURNHAM. IS IN THE DESOTO COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BOND.

DEPUTIES SAY HE MURDERED HIS FATHER GEORGE. AND NEARLY BEAT HIS MOTHER TO DEATH.

AND HIS SISTER -- WHO FOUND THEIR PARENTS -- SAYS SHE KNOWS HER BROTHER DID IT.

BURNHAM SPENT 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A MURDER IN ORANGE COUNTY.

HE GOT OUT TWO YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA BORDER WITHDRAWAL-TRX-VO


IN A MOVE THAT COULD HELP EASE TENSIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE WEST---

MOSCOW SAYS IT HAS WITHDRAWN A BATTALION FROM THE BORDER WITH UKRAINE.

WESTERN POWERS INCLUDING THE U-S HAVE CONDEMNED THE BUILD UP OF RUSSIAN TROOPS ON UKRAINE'S BORDER.

AFTER RUSSIA MOVED TO ANNEX THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA FROM UKRAINE.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN TOLD GERMAN CHANCELLOR HE HAD ORDERED A PARTIAL WITHDRAW OF TROOPS NEAR UKRAINE'S BORDER.

MEANWHILE, UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT VOTED TODAY TO DISARM ILLEGAL ARMED GROUPS AFTER LAST NIGHT'S SHOOTING NEAR KIEV'S INDEPENDENCE SQUARE. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-OC-EANIBOX


THIS MORNING. U-S MILITARY PLANES ARE ONCE AGAIN ON THE HUNT. FOR THAT MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

TODAY, TEN PLANES AND NINE SHIPS, ARE TAKING PART

INCLUDING THE U-S NAVY'S, P-8 POSEIDON.

AFTER THREE WEEKS OF SEARCHING.

IT'S NOW A RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK. BECAUSE THE BLACK BOX, IS EXPECTED TO RUN OUT OF BATTERY, LATER THIS WEEK.

MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE CHANGED THEIR ACCOUNT OF THE LAST COMMUNICATION FROM FLIGHT M-H-370.

MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES SAID THE LAST WORDS RECEIVED BY GROUND CONTROLLERS WERE "GOOD NIGHT MALAYSIAN THREE-SEVEN-ZERO." RATHER THAN "ALL RIGHT, GOOD NIGHT."

THAT WAS CONFIRMED IN THE FULL TRANSCRIPT RELEASED TODAY. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA FLIGHT TRANSCRIPT -vo


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MORE VICTIMS RECOVERED FROM MUDSLIDE-TRX-VO


MORE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE MUDSLIDE.

OFFICIALS SAY THE REMAINS OF THREE VICTIMS WERE FOUND MONDAY, BUT THEY'VE NOT BEEN ADDED TO THE OFFICIAL DEATH COUNT OF 24.

A LIST OF 22 PEOPLE BELIEVED MISSING HAS BEEN RELEASED.

THE GOVERNOR HAS ASKED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION IN AN EFFORT TO COVER LOSSES AND EXPENSES. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT SEXUAL PREDATOR BILLS-TRX-TC MON


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. WILL SIGN A SERIES OF BILLS, THAT TOUGHEN LAWS, DEALING WITH SEXUAL PREDATORS AND OFFENDERS.

DURING LAST YEAR'S SESSION.

LAWMAKERS MADE IT A TOP PRIORITY. TO CRACK DOWN ON SEXUAL OFFENDERS.

IT'S HAPPENING THIS AFTERNOON. AT THE CAPITOL.

MEANWHILE,

THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE FLORIDA G-I BILL, IN PANANA CITY.

IT OFFERS A TUITION BREAK. TO HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS -- REGARDLESS OF WHEN THEY MOVE TO FLORIDA.

THE GOVERNOR SAYS,

THIS WILL BOOST THE STATE'S ECONOMY.

FLORIDA'S G-I BILL ALSO INCLUDES THE NATIONAL GUARD. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL VIGIL CRASH VICTIMS-OC-SS


THIS MORNING, STUDENTS AT BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL GATHERED AT THE SCHOOL TO PRAY FOR THEIR FRIEND NICK HEALEY.

HEALEY AND CAMERON CONROY WERE INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS CAR CRASH IN GEORGIA OVER THEIR SPRING BREAK.

HEALEY HAD HIS RIGHT LEG AMPUTATED AND NOW FACES A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY.

CONROY'S INJURIES WERE MINOR AND HE WAS ABLE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL TODAY. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS FIRE EMPLOYEES-TRX-OC


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD. IS ABOUT TO FIRE TWO TEACHERS.

IT'S HOLDING A SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, THIS AFTERNOON.

THE TEACHERS ARE. MICHAEL DAVIS AND JESSICA MAISONET.

THE SPECIAL MEETING STARTS AT 2:00 O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


YELLEN AND INVESTORS-VO


FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR JANET YELLEN IS OFFERING SOME REASSURING NEWS TO INVESTORS.

SHE SAID INTEREST RATES WILL REMAIN LOW FOR SOME TIME BECAUSE OF THE SLUGGISH JOB MARKET.

A SHORT-TERM RATE INCREASE. WOULD ELEVATE BORROWING COSTS AND COULD HURT STOCK PRICES.

YELLEN MADE HER REMARKS MONDAY, DURING A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY

RE-INVESTMENT IN CHICAGO.

U-S UNEMPLOYMENT IS CURRENTLY AT 6-POINT-7 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


AZ: ABORTION LAWS BEGIN-TRX-VOTOPS


WOMEN IN ARIZONA. CAN NO LONGER TAKE THE ABORTION DRUG RU-486. AFTER THE SEVENTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY.

A FEDERAL JUDGE REFUSED MONDAY,

TO STOP THE NEW RULE FROM TAKING EFFECT TODAY.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ARIZONA. AND A PRIVATE ABORTION CLINIC IN TUCSON. ARGUED THE LAW SEVERELY INFRINGES ON A WOMAN'S MEDICAL PRIVACY.

BEFORE THE NEW RULE, A WOMAN COULD TAKE THE ABORTION PILL. THROUGH THE NINTH WEEK OF PREGNANCY. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL-VO


A LAST-MINUTE RUSH. TO SIGN UP FOR INSURANCE.

OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION AMERICANS SIGNED UP AT HEALTH CARE GOT GOV.

WE'RE EXPECTING, EXACT NUMBERS LATER TODAY.

IN LOUISIANA, SOME CALLERS WAITED UP TO TWO HOURS.

IN CALIFORNIA, THERE WERE SO MANY CUSTOMERS. THE STATE EXCHANGE HAD TO SWITCH OFF A KEY FUNCTION OF THE WEBSITE. AND GET PEOPLE TO FINISH THEIR APPLICATIONS LATER. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX AT WHITE HOUSE-TRX-VOTOPS


THE BASEBALL WORLD CHAMPIONS WILL BE AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY

BOSTON CELEBRATED THEIR TEAM'S WORLD SERIES VICTORY LAST NOVEMBER.

TODAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS GREETING THE TEAM.

THE BOSTON RED SOX WILL VISIT THE PRESIDENT AT THE WHITE HOUSE LATER THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


CAN YOU BE MORE CREATIVE AND FOCUSED IF YOU BROUGHT YOUR CHILD TO WORK?

SOME SAY YES. AND SOME SAY NO.

WE HEAR FROM PARENTS THAT SAY THERE ARE SOME BENEITS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-2-SHOT


IS IT OKAY TO BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK?

THERE'S A LOT OF MIXED REVIEWS.

THE DEBATE CONTINUES. IF YOU CAN BE MORE CREATIVE. AND FOCUSED DURING THE DAY.

MARA SHIAVOCAMPO HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


BUSINESSES IN CAPE CORAL. HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY ADVERTISE.

LEADERS SAY THEY WANT THE CITY TO BE MORE APPEALING AND LOOK BETTER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU WON'T SEE ON SIDEWALKS OR STREETS.

A RULING IN WHETER OIL DRILLING WILL BE ALLOWED IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

FIND OUT HOW THEY HIT A ROAD BLOCK. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A CAPE SIGN ORDINANCE-VO


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TZ2B OIL HEARING-VO


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MN: TORNADO FUNNEL CLOUD FORMS CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VO


A FUNNEL CLOUD FORMED MONDAY OVER RURAL MINNESOTA NEAR THE SMALL TOWN OF SAINT LEO.

OFFICIALS SAY THREE FARMS AND A FEW HOMES WERE DAMAGED BUT THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES.

TORNADOES ARE RARE IN MINNESOTA IN MARCH.

SOME COUNTIES WERE UNDER BLIZZARD WARNINGS AND TORNADO WARNINGS AT THE SAME TIME. 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.

"Sunny and dry stretch continues"

The high and mid level clouds that made their way across Southwest Florida yesterday kept temperatures a few degrees cooler as they topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Now that the clouds have faded and moved east, we're on our way to a big warm up with more sunshine over the next few days.

Our morning will get off to a cool start, just not as chilly as yesterday. Temperatures will start in the upper 50s along the urban corridor, while northern and inland cool spots settle into the lower 50s. Sunny skies will prevail throughout the mid day hours, and temperatures will be on the rise throughout the afternoon. Expect daytime highs to be a bit warmer today as they return to the middle 80s.

Mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast tonight with comfortable conditions. Temperatures will also be seasonable as they dip into the lower 60s in town.

High pressure will rule our weather over the next several days, keeping us under a tranquil pattern. Our skies will stay mostly to partly sunny through the end of the week with mainly dry weather. Winds will veer to the east and southeast allowing the warmth and humidity to move in. Daytime highs will climb into the middle 80s by mid week, with morning lows in the middle 60s. In fact by the end of the week, temperatures will soar into the upper 80s. The weekend right now is looking good, with our next chance for rain on the map by early next week. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CRA-BNC


THIS MORNING, CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WANT TO SPRUCE UP THE CITY.

THEY'VE DECIDED TO EXPAND THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OR C-R-A.

A SEPARATE BOARD WILL BE CREATED TO OVERSEE AN INDUSTRIAL PARK'S RE-DEVELOPMENT.

THE MID-CAPE INDUSTRIAL PARK IS RIGHT NEXT TO CITY HALL.

THE CITY HAS ONE OTHER C-R-A. IN THE SOUTH CAPE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIGN ORDINANCE-TC MON


IN CAPE CORAL.

YOU WON'T BE SEEING ANYONE ON THE SIDEWALK. SPINNING BUSINESS SIGNS.

STARTING TODAY. THEY'LL BE GONE.

AND THE CITY IS ALSO CONSIDERING A BAN. ON A-FRAME SIGNS, FEATHER BANNERS, AND WINDOW SIGNAGE.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW THE FINAL CALL. Return to index of stories...


OIL HEARING-VO


OIL DRILLING PLANS IN COLLIER COUNTY HIT A ROAD BLOCK.

A STATE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED A JUDGE. DENY PLANS TO DRILL NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

NOW A SPECIAL JUDGE WILL CONSIDER THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION IN HIS FINAL DECISION.

THE FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY MUST ALSO RULE ON PART OF THE PROPOSAL. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS-TRX-VO


V-R LABS PROMISED TO CREATE LOCAL JOBS. IN EXCHANGE FOR MILLIONS OF YOUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

LEE COUNTY CLAIMS. THE BONITA BASED HERBAL DRINK MAKER. FAILED TO CREATE AS MANY JOBS.

THE COUNTY OFFICIALLY FILING SUIT AGAINST V-R- LABS.

NOW LEE COUNTY. WANTS ITS 5 MILLION DOLLARS BACK.

THE CO-FOUNDER CLAIMS V-R MET ITS GOALS.

AND IT CAN'T PAY UP.

ALL IT'S MONEY IS TIED UP. IN A VACANT BUILDING OFF ALICO ROAD.

THE CONTRACTOR STOPPED WORKING ON THE VACANT BUILDING, CLAIMING HE WASN'T GETTING PAID.

V-R LABS DISAGREES - AND IS FIGHTING THAT COMPANY IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


EMS RESPONSE TIMES-EANIBOX


COLLIER COUNTY IS BEEFING UP ITS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIME.

A BUDGET INCREASE OF 882-THOUSAND DOLLARS HAS BEEN APPROVED TO ADD 12 ADDITIONAL EMS STAFF. EFFECTIVE TODAY.

IMPROVEMENTS SPAN EACH EMS RESPONSE ZONE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THAT INCLUDES THE ADDITION OF SIX PARAMEDICS AND ONE AMBULANCE IN NORTH NAPLES.

AND HAVING A SEASONAL AMBULANCE ON MARCO ISLAND.

THREE FIREFIGHTER- PARAMEDICS WILL BE ADDED TO THE BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE---

AND THREE QUICK RESPONSE PARAMEDICS IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SCHOOLS PARENT MTG-OC


COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. HAS A PARENT MEETING TONIGHT.

THEY'RE CONSIDERING MOVING SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS. AT FIVE IMMOKALEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. BACK TO IMMOKALEE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

IT WOULD GO INTO EFFECT NEXT YEAR.

PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN ANY GRADE ARE INVITED. FOR THE 6 PM MEETING AT IMMOKALEE HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


FGCU INSTATE TUITION-TRX-VOTOPS


A DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING.

STUDENTS AT F-G-C-U. WANT TO GIVE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. A BETTER OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO COLLEGE.

THE SCHOOL'S STUDENT GOVERNMENT. PASSED A RESOLUTION, SUPPORTING A PROPOSED STATE LAW.

THIS WEEK - STUDENTS ARE HEADED TO TALLAHASSEE,

TO PLEAD THEIR CASE TO STATE SENATORS.

THE PROPOSAL WOULD MAKE CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, ELIGIBLE FOR IN STATE TUITION.

THE FLORIDA HOUSE PASSED THIS BILL - A SENATE COMMITTEE IS DEBATING IT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT?

EXERCISE OR EATING THE RIGHT FOOD.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW NEXT!

CAN A PICTURE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE. REPLACE YOUR NEXT DOCTOR'S VISIT?

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW. MOBILE HEALTHCARE. IS TAKING OVER. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A LOSE WEIGHT-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B SELFIE PRESCRIPTIONS-VOTOPS


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LOSE WEIGHT-OC -VIDBOX


TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT?

WE HAVE THE SECRET. TO THE BEST TIME. YOU SHOULD BE EATING.

A STUDY OF 1,000 DIETERS, SHOWS THE TIMES.

BREAKFAST - 7:11 A.M.

LUNCH - 12:38 P.M.

DINNER - 6:14P.M.

DAILY MAIL REPORTS. THE SECRET IS. NOT EATING TOO LATE.

ALWAYS EAT BEFORE 7.

AND DON'T EAT A HUGE DINNER. Return to index of stories...


HEART HEALTHY BRAIN HEALTHY-VO


YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE HEART HEALTHY. HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING MENTALLY FIT IN MIDDLE AGE.

A NEW LONG TERM STUDY FOUND 18 TO 30 YEAR OLDS. WITH JUST SLIGHTLY ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD SUGAR AND CHOLESTEROL. SCORED LOWER ON COGNITIVE TESTS IN THEIR 40'S AND 50'S.

THE TESTS MEASURED MEMORY, THINKING SPEED AND MENTAL FLEXIBILITY.

CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS. CAN NARROW THE ARTERIES TO THE BRAIN AND AFFECT COGNITIVE FUNCTION. Return to index of stories...


DIABETES AND BYPASS SURGERY-VO


BUT A PROMISING STUDY. FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES!

EXPERTS NOW SAY, WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY MAY HELP.

THE STUDY SHOWS, THE SURGERY CAN PUT DIABETES INTO REMISSION FOR YEARS. EVEN FOREVER.

BUT ONLY FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES, AND PEOPLE ARE OVERWEIGHT.

ABOUT 26-MILLION AMERICANS BATTLE TYPE 2 DIABETES.

AND EXPERTS EXPECT THAT NUMBER TO RISE.

THE SURGERIES COST ABOUT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS. BUT INSURANCE OFTEN COVERS IT. Return to index of stories...


SELFIE PRESCRIPTIONS -VO


ONE NEW BUSINESS IS POPPING UP WHERE YOU CAN BE DIAGNOSED AND TREATED BY TAKING A *SELFIE.

DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS ARE EXPLORING MOBILE HEALTHCARE.

A CALIFORNIA DOCTOR IS STARTING A BUSINESS CALLED POCKET DERM.

MANY EXPERTS SAY TELE-MEDICINE IS GOING TO CHANGE HEALTHCARE.

PATIENTS WITH ACNE FILL OUT AN ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE AND SEND IN SELFIES FROM THEIR SMART PHONE.

DERMATOLOGY MAY BE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF TELE-MEDICINE.

BESIDES THE DIAGNOSIS-- POCKET DERM OFFERS CUSTOM MADE MONTHLY PRESCRIPTIONS AND FOLLOW UP DIAGNOSIS THROUGH MORE SELF-PORTRAITS.

ALL FOR 30 DOLLARS A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


SCREEN TIME-VO


MONITORING YOUR CHILD'S SCREEN TIME. CAN HELP THEIR SLEEP, GRADES, AND BEHAVIOR.

IN GRADES 3-5. KIDS SPENT LESS TIME IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER, T-V AND VIDEO GAMES. WHEN THEIR PARENTS PAID ATTENTION TO THEIR SCREEN TIME.

AS A RESULT, THEY DID BETTER IN SCHOOL AND GOT MORE SLEEP. WHICH HELPED THEM MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


GUESS WHAT'S BACK.

MEASLES.

A HUGE OUTBREAK. THAT WAS COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE.

HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS ---THE NUMBER OF CASES IS CLIMBING.

WE'LL YOU WHY. AND WHAT OFFICIALS ARE TELLING PARENTS TO DO. TO STOP THE PROBLEM

TORONTO MAYOR'S ROB FORD IS HEADLINES AGAIN!

BUT THE JOKES ON HIM.

WE'LL SHOW HOW THE OTHER CANDIDATES WERE HOPING TO BEAT HIM OUT OF OFFICE.

A NEW CAMPAIGN GOES VIRAL.

FIND OUT HOW FATHERS WANT TO GETMORE INVOLVED IN BREAST-FEEDING. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B ANTI ROB FORD POSTERS (FUNNY)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C DAD'S BREASTFEEDING VIRAL PHOTOS-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 IS LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCAHNGE.

TODAY MARKS THE BEGINNING. OF A NEW QUARTER ON WALL STREET.

YESTERDAY WAS A GREAT ONE.

DOW UP 135 POINTS.

SAME TREND FOR NASDAQ AND S&P.

FUTURES POINT TO EVEN MORE GAINS, TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-BNC OC-VO


G-M IS ISSUING ANOTHER RECALL-- THIS TIME ON MORE THAN A MILLION VEHICLES.

G-M C-E-O MARY BARRA. WILL BE ON CAPITOL HILL, TODAY.

SHE'LL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE.

AND TALK ABOUT THE COMPANY'S RESPONSE. TO PROBLEMS WITH IGNITION SWITCHES.

THAT SAFETY DEFECT IS CONNECTED TO 13 DEATHS.

IN TOTAL. G-M HAS RECALLED WELL OVER SIX MILLION CARS, SINCE JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) ASHLEY TOYE COURT-VOTOPS


A COURT HEARING FOR A DOUBLE MURDER HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 12TH.

THIS IS DUE TO PENDING LEGISLATION AT THE CAPITOL.

17 YEAR OLD ASHLEY TOYE. WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER. ALONG WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CASH FEENZ GANG.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE --

AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF THE 2006 MURDER OF JEFFREY AND ALEX SOSA.

BUT A STATE APPEALS COURT SAID SHE HAS THE CHANCE TO BE LET OUT EARLY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GOV SCOTT SEXUAL PREDATOR BILLS-OC-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. WILL SIGN A SERIES OF BILLS, THAT TOUGHEN LAWS, DEALING WITH SEXUAL PREDATORS AND OFFENDERS.

DURING LAST YEAR'S SESSION.

LAWMAKERS MADE IT A TOP PRIORITY. TO CRACK DOWN ON SEXUAL OFFENDERS.

IT'S HAPPENING THIS AFTERNOON. AT THE CAPITOL. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-TRX-TC MON


THERE'S A MEASLES OUTBREAK, IN CALIFORNIA.

KIDS IN PAIN. RASH, SORE THROAT, COUGH, FEVER.

WHAT'S TO BLAME?

POSSIBLY A LACK OF VACCINES.

IT'S HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS.

KIDS HAVE NO IMMUNITY.

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-PKG


STEVE AND VICTORIA CARRICO ARE PART OF A SMALL BUT GROWING MINORITYPARENTS

WHO *CHOOSE* NOT TO VACCINATE THEIR CHILDREN.CALLING IT A "PERSONAL CHOICE."

SOT: STEVE CARRICO / PARENT

011920: We told them no vaccinations right off the bat.

THE CARRICO'S AND THEIR 2-YEAR-OLD TWIN DAUGHTERS LIVE IN ORANGE COUNTY,

CALIFORNIA WHERE THERE ARE 21 CONFIRMED CASES OF MEASLES SO FAR

THIS YEAR.THAT'S MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF TOTAL CASES JUST 4, FOR ALL OF

CALIFORNIA THIS TIME LAST YEAR. AND *THIS YEAR.AUTHORITIES ALREADY

CONFIRM 49 MEASLES CASES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. AND IN 14 OF THOSE - THE

PATIENTS WERE INTENTIONALLY NOT VACCINATED.

SOT: Dr. Eric Handler / Orange County, CA Health Officer

000014 this is a preventable disease. if children get it it's serious.

CALIFORNIA IS ONE OF SEVERAL STATES THAT ALLOWS PARENTS TO TURN DOWN

VACCINATIONS FOR PERSONAL BELIEFS.

SOT: Dr. Eric Handler / Orange County, CA Health Officer

000033 the fewer people vaccinated the greater chance the disease will

spread :44

THE CARRICO'S SAY THEY WILL EVENTUALLY GET THEIR DAUGHTERS VACCINATED - BUT

NOT UNTIL THEY'RE OLDER AND STRONGER. AND SAY THEY FEEL THE MEASLES

OUTBREAK IN CALIFORNIA IS BEING OVERBLOWN.

SOT: STEVE CARRICO / PARENT

012739 and we feel that we're making these decisions on our own and we'll

take responsibility for them. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES OUTBREAK CA-OC


ABBIE BOUDREAU WITH THAT REPORT.

THERE ARE 49 CONFIRMED CASES IN CALIFORNIA.

HEALTH OFFICIALS WANT *EVERYONE TO GET VACCINATED. Return to index of stories...


MAN WHO WANTED TO KILL PRESIDENT GETS 25 YEARS-VO


AN IDAHO MAN. WHO TRIED TO KILL PRESIDENT OBAMA. WILL GO TO PRSION FOR 25 YEARS.

23-YEAR OLD OSCAR ORTEGA-HERNANDEZ SHOT AT THE WHITE HOUSE OUT OF THE WINDOW OF HIS CAR BACK IN NOVEMBER 20-11.

HE PLEAD GUILTY IN SEPTEMBER TO TERRORISM AND WEAPONS CHARGES.

NEITHER THE PRESIDENT NOR HIS FAMILY WERE AT HOME AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


JAMAICA EMERGENCY LANDING-OC-ZM MAP


A FLORIDA-BOUND JETBLUE AIRLINER. THAT HAD JUST TAKEN OFF IN JAMAICA. WAS FORCED TO LAND AFTER PEOPLE SMELLED SMOKE.

SIX PEOPLE ON THE PLANE. ARE BEING MEDICALLY EVALUATED.

WE'RE TOLD PASSENGERS GOT HURT, EVACUATING THE PLANE.

THE FLIGHT TO FORT LAUDERDALE. HAD 98 PASSENGERS. AND LANDED 15 MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF. Return to index of stories...


BACK UP CAMERAS-VO


CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN FIVE MAKE UP FOR 30 PERCENT OF THOSE KILLED IN BACKOVER CRASHES.

NEW REGULATIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AIM TO STOP THAT.

BACK-UP CAMERAS COULD BE REQUIRED IN NEW CARS THAT WEIGH LESS THAN TEN THOUSAND POUNDS.

THE CAMERAS LET A DRIVER, SEE WHAT'S DIRECTLY BEHIND THEM.

THE REAR VISIBILITY TECHNOLOGY GIVES A DRIVER AN EXPANDED VIEW IN REVERSE.

D-O-T WANTS THEM IN ALL CARS, BUSSES AND TRUCKS BY 2018. Return to index of stories...


ANTI ROB FORD POSTERS (FUNNY)-VO


MAYORAL CANDIDATES IN TORONTO --ARE PULLING NO PUNCHES. HOPING TO BEAT CURRENT MAYOR ROB FORD --

PUT UP SOME FUNNY, FAKE CAMPAIGN SIGNS.

LOOK AT THIS ONE!

IT SAYS "HE PROMISES TO JUST SMOKE POT, NOT CRACK."

MAKING FUN OF FORD'S WELL-KNOWN DRUG PROBLEMS.

ANOTHER SAYS --

WHEN I URINATE IN PUBLIC -- I NEVER GET CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

FORD HAD ISSUES WITH THAT TOO.

AND MANY OTHERS.

THE SIGNS WENT UP BEFORE RUSH HOUR THIS MORNING.

BUT CITY WORKERS TOOK THEM DOWN AFTER NOON. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL POT MUNCHIES BAN OREGON-TRX-OC


OREGON DROPS A PROPOSED BAN ON POT-LACED MUNCHIES.

IN A NEW SET OF RULES--- THE OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY WILL ONLY BAN PRODUCTS THAT ARE MADE OR PACKAGED IN WAYS THAT MIGHT APPEAL TO CHILDREN.

THAT MEANS NOTHING BRIGHTLY COLORED OR FORMED IN THE SHAPE OF ANIMALS, TOYS OR CANDIES.

THE RULES TAKE EFFECT TODAY.

BUT THEY COULD CHANGE BASED ON PUBLIC COMMENTS DURING A SIX-MONTH RULE-MAKING PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


POT IN PIZZA-TRX, SOTVO


It's a little different from smoking it. It takes about a half hour for it to activate."

HIGH OFF PIZZA!

A PIZZERIA IN VANCOUVER. IS SERVING UP A NEW TOPPING.

MARIJUANA!

IT'S CALLED "MEGA ILL."

FOR AN EXTRA TEN DOLLARS, THEY INFUSE THE FOOD WITH T-H-C.

BUT YOU CAN ONLY GET IT WITH A PRESCRIPTION. AND YOU MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18.

NEW REGULATIONS COULD FORCE THE PIZZERIA, TO STOP MAKING PIES WITH MARIJUANA.

--SUPERS--

Saturday

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada

1:07 - 1:12

Anthony Risling

Mega Ill

1:13 - 1:18

Ryan Holden

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MORE MCDONALDS RAGE-TRX-VO


ROAD RAGE IN A DRIVE THRU LINE AT MCDONALDS.

WINTER HAVEN POLICE OFFICERS SAY A MAN PUNCHED A WOMAN IN THE FACE AT A MCDONALD'S DRIVE THRU.

WITNESSES SAY SHE CUT THE LINE AT THE DRIVE THRU.

THAT'S WHEN OFFICERS SAY HOWARD WILSON GOT OUT OF HIS VAN, CURSE AT HER AND USED RACIAL SLURS THEN ATTACKED HER.

HE GOT BACK IN THE VAN AND DROVE OFF.

THEY FOUND HIM LATER AND ARRESTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


ANGRY NOTE FOR BOSS-VO


A GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN MAN. IS LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB THIS MORNING-

HE LEFT THIS GIANT ANGRY NOTE FOR HIS BOSS. REQUESTING SHE TO BE ON TIME.

WELL - IT REALLY WASN'T THAT NICE.

*AND HE SAID - IF SHE'S NOT ON TIME - TO PLEASE LET HER EMPLOYEES KNOW -

PLUS, A SPRIKLING OF CHOICE WORDS.

JOE BLUMM EXPECTED ONLY HER TO SEE IT.

BUT A CUSTOMER SAW IT, AND SNAPPED A PICTURE-

BEFORE HE KNEW IT- HIS NOTE HAD GONE VIRAL. Return to index of stories...


ANGRY NOTE FOR BOSS-SOTVO


"I know I struck a chord with a lot of disgruntled, low-paid employees who get the short end of the stick."

HE SAYS AFTER WORKING OVERNIGHT.

AND WAITING FOR HIS MANAGER TO RELIEVE HIM.

BUT SHE NEVER SHOWED.

SO HE POSTED THE NOW-INFAMOUS NOTE, LOCKED UP AND WENT HOME. Return to index of stories...


FB PIC LEADS TO DIAGNOSIS-VO


A MOTHER'S POST ON FACEBOOK LED TO A RARE DIAGNOSIS FOR HER YOUNG DAUGHTER.

TARA TAYLOR POSTED THIS PICTURE OF HER DAUGHTER RYLEE.

IT SHOWS RYLEE'S LEFT EYE GLOWING.

MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT THE FLASH CAUSED IT.

A FRIEND TOLD TAYLOR TO GET IT CHECK OUT.

SHE TOOK RYLEE TO THE DOCTOR AND THE DOCTOR DIAGNOSED HER WITH COAT'S DISEASE.

IT CAUSES VISION LOSS OR BLINDNESS.

DOCTORS SAY EARLY TREATMENT IS KEY. Return to index of stories...


DAD'S BREASTFEEDING VIRAL PHOTOS-EANIBOX


THIS MORNING.

A TENNESSEE DAD'S CAMPAIGN. TO GET FATHERS MORE INVOLVED IN BREAST-FEEDING, HAS GONE VIRAL.

IT'S MEANT TO START A CONVERSATION.

MEN. HOLDING INFANTS, LIKE THEY'RE BREAST-FEEDING.

WHEN HIS WIFE WAS PREGNANT,

HE WANTED TO LEARN ABOUT CARING FOR NEWBORNS.

BUT WASN'T ALLOWED IN BREASTFEEDING CLASSES.

IT'S CALLED PROJECT BREASTFEEDING,

AND HE HOPES THE PICTURES. HELP TACKLE STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH PUBLIC BREAST-FEEDING. Return to index of stories...


MESSY ROOM LESSON-VO


IF YOU DON'T CLEAN UP YOUR MESSY ROOM.

.FILL IN THE BLANK.

LOTS OF PARENTS THREATEN THEIR KIDS. BUT ONE DAD TOOK ACTION.

A SOLDIER STATIONED IN GEORGIA WAS FED UP.

TELLING HIS DAUGHTER TO CLEAN HER BEDROOM.

SO HE MOVED EVERYTHING TO THE DRIVEWAY.

A SIGN INFORMED HER ABOUT HER AIRY AND SPACIOUS NEW SETUP WHEN SHE CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL.

DAD SAID SHE WAS UPSET AT FIRST, BUT THE BEDROOM WILL BE PAINTED ON TUESDAY TO GIVE THEM BOTH A FRESH START.

NOW NOTHING IS IN THE WAY, SO THE PAINTERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO FINISH THE JOB QUICKLY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


DID YOU CATCH DANCING WITH THE STARS

A FAMILIAR FACE.

ROBIN ROBERTS WAS THE FIRST GUEST JUDGE OF THE SEASON

NINE TEAMS ARE LEFT. ANOTHER CONTESTANT GOES HOME.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO.

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TZ5 A DWTS ROBIN-VO-WIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


DWTS ROBIN-2-SHOT


OUR VERY OWN ROBIN ROBERTS MADE HER DEBUT AS A JUDGE ON "

DANCING WITH THE STARS."

IT'S ONLY WEEK THREE AND "DANCING WITH THE STARS" IS ALREADY SEEING TENS!

THERE'S ANOTHER ELIMINATION.

ABC'S GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS HAS THE HIGHLIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


DWTS ROBIN-PKG


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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.

"Sunny and dry stretch continues"

The high and mid level clouds that made their way across Southwest Florida yesterday kept temperatures a few degrees cooler as they topped out in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Now that the clouds have faded and moved east, we're on our way to a big warm up with more sunshine over the next few days.

Our morning will get off to a cool start, just not as chilly as yesterday. Temperatures will start in the upper 50s along the urban corridor, while northern and inland cool spots settle into the lower 50s. Sunny skies will prevail throughout the mid day hours, and temperatures will be on the rise throughout the afternoon. Expect daytime highs to be a bit warmer today as they return to the middle 80s.

Mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast tonight with comfortable conditions. Temperatures will also be seasonable as they dip into the lower 60s in town.

High pressure will rule our weather over the next several days, keeping us under a tranquil pattern. Our skies will stay mostly to partly sunny through the end of the week with mainly dry weather. Winds will veer to the east and southeast allowing the warmth and humidity to move in. Daytime highs will climb into the middle 80s by mid week, with morning lows in the middle 60s. In fact by the end of the week, temperatures will soar into the upper 80s. The weekend right now is looking good, with our next chance for rain on the map by early next week. Return to index of stories...


COMMON COSTLY TAX ERRORS-2 SHOT


WITH ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO GO. BEFORE THE FILING DEADLINE,

IT'S CRUNCH TIME FOR TAXPAYERS.

THAT LAST-MINUTE SPRINT TO FINISH CAN SOMETIMES LEAD TO COSTLY MISTAKES.

KARIN CAIFA LOOKS AT SOME OF THE MOST COMMON COSTLY ERRORS. Return to index of stories...


COMMON COSTLY TAX ERRORS-PKG


IN THE FINAL DAYS BEFORE THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX FILING DEADLINE, THINGS CAN GET STRESSFUL. THE I-R-S SEES SOME OF THE SAME COSTLY MISTAKES EACH YEAR, SO TAXPAYERS SHOULD TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW THEM AVOID THEM.

ACCORDING TO KIPLINGER'S PERSONAL FINANCE, TAXPAYERS SHOULD CHOOSE WISELY AMONG THE OPTIONS FOR FILING STATUS - FILING AS SINGLE INSTEAD OF HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD MAKES A DIFFERENCE. SO CAN CHOOSING BETWEEN MARRIED FILING JOINTLY OR MARRIED FILING SEPARATELY. USING THE WRONG STATUS COULD RESULT IN A RETURN BEING REJECTED, OR A DELAYED REFUND.

MATH ERRORS SHOULD BE LESS COMMON NOW THAT SO MANY AMERICANS USE TAX PREPARATION SOFTWARE. BUT IF A MATH MISTAKE MEANS YOU UNDERPAY THE I-R-S, YOU'LL OWE THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT PLUS ANY INTEREST SINCE THE DUE DATE FOR THAT RETURN.

SPEAKING OF INTEREST, IT STARTS TO PILE UP AFTER THE APRIL 15TH DEADLINE WHETHER AN EXTENSION IS FILED OR NOT. IF YOU'RE NOT READY TO FILE AND THINK YOU'RE GOING TO OWE MONEY, AT LEAST FILE THE APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK AND TRY TO ESTIMATE WHAT YOU OWE.

AND FINALLY, TOO MUCH WITHHOLDING IS A MISTAKE TOO. IT'S GREAT TO GET A BIG REFUND IN THE SPRING, BUT WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER TO HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY IN YOUR PAYCHECK THROUGHOUT THE YEAR? TO ADJUST WITHHOLDING GOING FORWARD, REVISE AND SUBMIT A NEW W-4 FORM TO YOUR EMPLOYER. Return to index of stories...


HOME PROJECTS THAT PAY-VO


THIS MORNING. IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT HOME REMODELING.

HERE'S THE LIST OF IMPROVEMENTS, THAT PAY OFF.

YOU'LL GE THE BIGGEST RETURN. WITH A SIMPLE FIX. REPLACING YOUR FRONT DOOR.

A "MINOR" KITCHEN REMODEL,

GETS A NEARLY 83-PERCENT RETURN

THIS ALL ACCORDING TO "REMODELING MAGAZINE".

THAT'S FOLLOWED BY REPLACING WOOD WINDOWS.

REMODELING YOUR BASEMENT.

A "MAJOR" KITCHEN RE-DO, AND A BATHROOM REMODEL. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE'S GMAIL TURNS 10 TODAY-VO


GOOGLE'S G-MAIL TURNS TEN TODAY.

THE E-MAIL SERVICE HAS GROWN TO DOMINATE THE WEB-MAIL WORLD… HAVING MORE THAN 500-MILLION USERS.

ALTHOUGH THE SERVICE MAY NOT COST YOU MONEY… IT ISN'T FREE.

G-MAIL TURNS A PROFIT BY SCANNING E-MAILS AND USING DATA FOR TARGETED ADS AND USER PROFILES.

THESE PRACTICES HAVE PUT GOOGLE AT A TARGET OF PRIVACY LAWSUITS OVER THE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TICKETS UP-TRX-VOTOPS


AND FINALLY, THE BOYS OF SUMMER. ARE BACK HOME.

IT WILL COST BOSTON RED SOX FANS. A LITTLE BIT MORE, TO ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM.

THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS HAVE THE HIGHEST TICKET PRICES IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

THEY ALSO SERVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE BEER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


TALK ABOUT MAKING A COMEBACK!

A NEW ALBUM, FROM MICHAEL JACKSON.

PRODUCERS CREATED THE SONGS FROM OVER FORTY YEARS OF VOCAL RECORDINGS.

WE'LL TELL YOU, WHEN THE NEW ALBUM DROPS.

AND HOW TO PRE-ORDER IT.

PHARRELL IS COMING TO PRIME T-V.

FIND OUT WHAT HIS NEW GIG WILL BE. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A MICHAEL JACKSON NEW ALBUM-VO


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TZ6 B PHARRELL WILLIAMS NEW COACH ON 'THE VOICE'-V


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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...


MICHAEL JACKSON NEW ALBUM-VO


NEARLY FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH.

A NEW ALBUM FROM THE KING OF POP.

EIGHT NEW SONGS FROM MICHAEL JACKSON. WILL BE RELEASED NEXT MONTH.

IT'S CALLED XSCAPE.

EPIC RECORDS C-E-O L-A REID. WAS GIVEN ACCESS TO FOUR DECADES OF THE LATE SINGER'S VOCAL MATERIAL. AND PUT IT TOGETHER.

YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM ON I-TUNES. STARTING TODAY.

THE ALBUM GOES ON SALE ON MAY 13TH. Return to index of stories...


PHARRELL WILLIAMS NEW COACH ON 'THE VOICE'-VO


FANS OF "THE VOICE" CAN GET "HAPPY"--- BEYOND SIMPLY HAVING A CHART TOPPING SINGLE BY THAT NAME.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS WILL BE THE NEWEST COACH ON THE SINGING COMPETITION SHOW.

THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SINGER AND PRODUCER RETWEETED, ADDING "THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUN."

WILLIAMS SERVED AS A GUEST MENTOR ON THE SHOW IN 20-13. Return to index of stories...


TORI SPELLING REALITY SHOW-VO


TORI SPELLING. GETS ANOTHER REALITY TV SHOW.

THE ACTRESS AND HER HUSBAND DEAN. WILL STAR IN A DOCU-DRAMA ON LIFETIME CALLED "TRU-TORI."

THE SHOW PICKS UP JUST AS DEAN LEAVES REHAB.

THE COUPLE HAS HAD A ROCKY MARRIAGE. OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS. INCLUDING RUMORS OF INFIDELITY

THE NETWORK SAYS THE SHOW IS AN OPPORTUNITY. FOR TORI TO TELL HER SIDE OF THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) GM ANNOUNCES ANOTHER RECALL-VOTOPS


G-M IS ISSUING ANOTHER RECALL-- THIS TIME ON MORE THAN A MILLION VEHICLES.

G-M C-E-O MARY BARRA. WILL BE ON CAPITOL HILL, TODAY.

SHE'LL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE.

AND TALK ABOUT THE COMPANY'S RESPONSE. TO PROBLEMS WITH IGNITION SWITCHES.

THAT SAFETY DEFECT IS CONNECTED TO 13 DEATHS.

IN TOTAL. G-M HAS RECALLED MORE THAN SIX MILLION CARS, SINCE JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) ASHLEY TOYE COURT-VOTOPS


A COURT HEARING FOR A DOUBLE MURDER HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 12TH.

THIS IS DUE TO PENDING LEGISLATION AT THE CAPITOL.

17 YEAR OLD ASHLEY TOYE. WAS FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER. ALONG WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CASH FEENZ GANG.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE --

AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF THE 2006 MURDER OF JEFFREY AND ALEX SOSA.

BUT A STATE APPEALS COURT SAID SHE HAS THE CHANCE TO BE LET OUT EARLY. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GOV SCOTT SEXUAL PREDATOR BILLS-VOTOPS


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. WILL SIGN A SERIES OF BILLS, THAT TOUGHEN LAWS, DEALING WITH SEXUAL PREDATORS AND OFFENDERS.

DURING LAST YEAR'S SESSION.

LAWMAKERS MADE IT A TOP PRIORITY. TO CRACK DOWN ON SEXUAL OFFENDERS.

IT'S HAPPENING THIS AFTERNOON. AT THE CAPITOL. Return to index of stories...


TS4) CAPE SIGN ORDINANCE-VOTOPS


IN CAPE CORAL.

YOU WON'T BE SEEING ANYONE ON THE SIDEWALK. SPINNING BUSINESS SIGNS.

STARTING TODAY. THEY'LL BE GONE.

AND THE CITY IS ALSO CONSIDERING A BAN. ON A-FRAME SIGNS, FEATHER BANNERS, AND WINDOW SIGNAGE.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW THE FINAL CALL. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

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JOIN US FOR ABC 7 NEWS AT 5, RIGHT AFTER ELLEN.

REMEMBER YOU CAN GET ALL OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES, BREAKING NEWS AND YOUR PRECISION FORECAST ON ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...