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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 A RECALLED INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE
HL1) FM STRUCTURE FIRE-VO-WIPE TZ4 B TX OIL SPILL CLEAN UP-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2) TEXTING WHILE DRIVING PENALTIES-VO-WIPE TZ4 C PERFUME CHEETOS-VOTOPS
HL3) HUNGRY DIET-VOTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
FM STRUCTURE FIRE-2 SH POP TS1) FM STRUCTURE FIRE-BNC OC-VO
FM STRUCTURE FIRE-REM LIVE TS2) NAPLES YMCA DEMO-VOTOPS
FM STRUCTURE FIRE-VO TS3) CHILE EARTHQUAKE UPDATE-OC-VO
FM STRUCTURE FIRE-(2SOT) RECALLED INVESTIGATION-TRX-TC MON
FM STRUCTURE FIRE-REM LIVE RECALLED INVESTIGATION-PKG
ARCADIA MURDER NEW DETAILS-TRX OC-SS-VO RECALLED INVESTIGATION-OC
FL JUVENILE SENTENCING-2 SH POP CNN:CO: TOWN REJECTS DRONE HUNTING PLAN-TRX-VO
NAPLES YMCA DEMO-TRX-ANIBOX TX OIL SPILL CLEAN UP-VO
CHILE EARTHQUAKE UPDATE-TRX-VO FAMILY IN POLITICS-TC MON VO
MORE MUDSLDIE DEATHS-VO FAMILY IN POLITICS-(2SOTVO)
SXSW NEW CHARGES-OTS VO OBAMA SELFIE-OC-SOTVO
GM RECALL ROUND 2-TRX-2-SH VIRTUAL FB GAME HELPS ATHLETES-TRX-VO
GM RECALL ROUND 2-PKG OCEAN VAN RESCUE HONOR-TC MON VO
GM RECALL ROUND 2-OC LOCKDOWN TEXT PRANK-VO
CONGRESS BILL AID UKRAINE-VO PERFUME CHEETOS-2SH NATSVO
HAGEL MALAYSIA-VO FM RONALD MCDONALD-VO
MALAYSIA SEARCH UPDATE FM RONALD MCDONALD-SOTVO
SARAH PALIN-OC-SS-OC TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
MICHELLE OBAMA GARDEN-VO TZ5 A 911 DISPATCHER SAVES FATHER-NATSVO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ 1 A CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS BY SUPER 911 DISPATCHER SAVES FATHER-2-SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID 911 DISPATCHER SAVES FATHER-PKG
CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS BY SUPER SIZING? PASSION FOUNDATION-VO
CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS BY SUPER SIZING? ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 A CAPE BREWERIES-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ2 B MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET MUSICAL-VO OLD WIVES TALES-2 SHOT
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET MUSICAL-2SH-SOT-VO OLD WIVES TALES-PKG
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP IPHONE 6-TRX-OC
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST APPLE APP AMNESTY-TRX-VOTOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOB-VO
UNINSURED MOTORISTS-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING PENALTIES-OTS VO TZ6 A OPRAH'S MOM-VO
SULLIVAN STILL FIGHTING-BNC VO WIPE TZ6 B MICHAEL STRAHAN TO GMA?-VO
LEE COUNTY VOTING MACHINES-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
SCHOOL FIGHTS-TRX-VOTOPS OPRAH'S MOM-2SH VO
MICHAEL STRAHAN TO GMA?-VO
CAPE BREWERIES-VO ROSIE O'DONNELL HONORED TONY AWARDS-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT KANYE WEST NEW ALBUM-VO
TZ3 A THE MAMMOGRAM DEBATE-VOTOPS ROLLING STONES TO RESUME TOUR IN MAY-TRX-VOTOPS
TZ3 B CASTING DOUBTS ON VITAMIN D-VOTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
THE MAMMOGRAM DEBATE-2 SH POP TS1) FM STRUCTURE FIRE-VOTOPS
THE MAMMOGRAM DEBATE-SOTVO TS2) NAPLES YMCA DEMO-VOTOPS
TREMOR BREAKTHROUGH-VO TS3) SULLIVAN APPEALS AGAIN-VOTOPS
NATIONAL WALKING DAY-2SH TS4) CHILE EARTHQUAKE UPDATE-VOTOPS
CASTING DOUBTS ON VITAMIN D-TRX-VOTOPS CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING.

FIRE WAKES UP A CONDO COMPLEX

WE'RE ON THE SCENE.

IN FORT MYERS.

WHAT RESIDENTS CAN EXPECT TODAY

AND WHAT CAUSED IT

AND IT'S ALREADY AGAINST THE LAW

BUT IF YOU ARE TEXTING AND DRIVING STOP

WHY IT COULD SOON BE A FELONY

AND LOOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS?

AND YOU GET TO EAT WHAT YOU WANT

IT'S CALLED THE HUNGRY DIET

DOES IT REALLY WORK? Return to index of stories...


HL1) FM STRUCTURE FIRE-VO-WIPE


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HL2) TEXTING WHILE DRIVING PENALTIES-VO-WIPE


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HL3) HUNGRY DIET-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FM STRUCTURE FIRE-2 SH POP


THIS MORNING THREE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN DISPLACED AFTER A FIRE BROKE OUT AT A CONDO COMPLEX.

GOOD MORNING AND THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M CHANCE SEALES.

IT HAPPENED AT THE PARK CONDO COMPLEX. IN SOUTH FORT MYERS. ON PARK LAKE DR.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS ON SCENE.

ABC'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK HAS BEEN ON SCENE ALL MORNING TALKING WITH INVESTIGATORS.

DANIELLE, WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? Return to index of stories...


FM STRUCTURE FIRE-REM LIVE


WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

STATE FIRE MARSHAL ON SCENE INVESTIGATING HOW IT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


FM STRUCTURE FIRE-VO


IT HAPPENED AT 3:00 THIS MORNING.

80 PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES.

FIRE DEPT ZEROED IN WHERE IT STARTED-- MASTER BEDROOM, NEAR THE RIGHT

HEADBOARD OF THE BED.

-NO INJURIES

ONE CAT MISSING

TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW THOSE ON SCENE DESCRIBED THE MORNING COMMOTION. Return to index of stories...


FM STRUCTURE FIRE-(2SOT)


Marsha Bailey

Resident

"There was definitely smoke coming out of that unit when we first

walked out then they knocked on everybody's door."

Battalion chief Barry Ashman

Iona McGregor Fire Dept

"We opened the door and there was smoke and of course they could see

flames in the back of the apt." Return to index of stories...


FM STRUCTURE FIRE-REM LIVE


NEIGHBORS STEPPING UP TO HOUSE TWO OF THE FAMILIES DISPLACED.

RED CROSS ASSISTING THE THIRD FAMILY.

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


ARCADIA MURDER NEW DETAILS-TRX OC-SS-VO


AN UPDATE TO A HORRIFIC STORY WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING OUT OF ARCADIA.

ABC 7 HAS JUST OBTAINED THE ARREST WARRANT FOR KARL BURNHAM.

BURNHAM WAS ARRESTED IN ORANGE COUNTY LAST FRIDAY ON CHARGES OF MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER.

ACCORDING TO THE ARREST WARRANT, BURNHAM ATTACKED HIS PARENTS USING A HAMMER.

THE REPORT STATES HE FIRST WENT AFTER HIS MOTHER JOANN AS SHE WORKED ON THE COMPUTER.

SHE SCREAMED FOR HELP AND HER HUSBAND GEORGE CAME TO HER AIDE.

THAT WAS THE LAST THING SHE REMEMBERED UNTIL HER DAUGHTER CAME HOME AND FOUND HER.

KARL BURNHAM WAS LATER ARRESTED IN ORLANDO.

AUTHORITIES FOUND A HAMMER IN THE BACKSEAT OF THE CAR HE WAS DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


FL JUVENILE SENTENCING-2 SH POP


IT'S A HOT TOPIC IN TALLAHASSEE THIS MORNING---

MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCES FOR JUVENILES,

COULD SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST.

IT'S IMPACTING A HIGH PROFILE MURDER CASE. RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ASHLEY TOYE WAS CONVICTED OF DOUBLE MURDER. FOR HER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE CASH FEENZ GANG.

IN 2012 MEMBERS KILLED TWO COUSINS, LEAVING THEIR BODIES IN A CAPE CORAL CONSTRUCTION SITE.

UNDER THE NEW LAW PASSED BY THE FLORIDA HOUSE TUESDAY. TOYE COULD BE RE-SENTENCED,

BUT THAT IS UNLIKELY. BECAUSE RIGHT NOW.THIS BILL EXCLUDES DEFENDENTS. WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN CONVICTED.

THE SUPREME COURT RULED. A LIFE SENTENCE WITHOUT PAROLE. VIOLATES CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT.

THAT MEANS, THE STATE LAW HAS TO CHANGE.

THE STATE SENATE WILL LOOK AT THIS BILL TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES YMCA DEMO-TRX-ANIBOX


IN JUST UNDER AN HOUR.

THE GREATER NAPLES Y-M-C-A IS GOING TO BE DEMOLISHED.

A CROWD IS ALREADY GATHERING.

IT'S AFTER IT WAS DESTROYED IN A DEVASTATING FIRE ---

TODAY AT 10 CREWS WILL BEGIN TO TEAR DOWN THE GYM TO START THE REBUILDING PROCESS.

ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE THE "Y" SAID "WE WILL REJOICE IN NEW BEGINNINGS!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE.

HASHTAG REBUILD NAPLES Y-M-C-A."

A FIRE RIPPED THROUGH ON LABOR DAY LAST YEAR -- DESTROYING THE MAIN BUILDING.

AND THEY'VE BEEN USING TEMPORARY SPACE SINCE. Return to index of stories...


CHILE EARTHQUAKE UPDATE-TRX-VO


CHILE'S PRESIDENT DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. AFTER A POWERFUL 8 POINT 2 MAGNITUDE QUAKE. HIT OFF THE COUNTRY'S NORTHERN COAST.

..

AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE DIED.

FORCING EVACUATIONS ALONG THE ENTIRE PACIFIC COAST. FOR FEAR OF TSUNAMIS.

THE FIVE DEATHS WERE FROM HEART ATTACKS OR PEOPLE BEING CRUSHED.

THOUSANDS LOST POWER, AND EVACUATED.

EXPERTS BELIEVE, THE U.S. SHOULD BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


MORE MUDSLDIE DEATHS-VO


THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL IS NOW 28.FROM THE MUDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON.

SURVIVORS NOW SAYING THEY WOULD LIKE TO TURN THE DISASTER SITE INTO A SHRINE FOR THE VICTIMS.ONCE BULLDOZERS CLEAR AWAY THE MUD AND DEBRIS.

SIX OF THE BODIES ARE STILL UNIDENTIFIED.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE MISSING NOW STANDS AT 20.

RECEDING FLOOD WATERS, ARE GIVING CREWS MORE ACCESS TO AREAS. Return to index of stories...


SXSW NEW CHARGES-OTS VO


NEW CHARGES ARE FILED AGAINST THE DRIVER.

ACCUSED OF PLOWING INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE. IN AUSTIN, TEXAS LAST MONTH.

SUSPECT *RASHAD OWENS* FACES 20 NEW CHARGES. OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. ALL SECOND-DEGREE FELONIES.

FOUR PEOPLE DIED,

AND DOZENS MORE INJURED.

THE VICTIMS WERE DOWNTOWN. DURING THE CITY'S SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL.

21-YEAR-OLD *OWENS* REMAINS IN CUSTODY.

HIS BOND SET AT THREE MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL ROUND 2-TRX-2-SH


NOW TO WASHINGTON AND GM'S NEW CEO -- ON THE HOT SEAT FACING TOUGH QUESTIONING.

IT WILL BE ROUND TWO. OF THE G-M GRILLING, ON CAPTIOL HILL.

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


GM RECALL ROUND 2-PKG


THEY CAME TO THE CAPITAL IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS.

SOT: 05-54 JAYNE RIMER - We are the voice of our daughters who can't speak

for themselves today

Jayne Rimer - REMEMBERING HER 18 YEAR OLD daughter Natasha WHO WAS KILLED

along WITH 15 year old Amy Lynn Rademaker when she says this Chevy Cobalt's

ignition failed on a Wisconsin road IN 2006.

ON TUESDAY MARY BARRA - THE NEWLY APPOINTED CEO AND G-M VETERAN - GRILLED BY

CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS FOR THE 1ST TIME ON WHY GM DECIDED NOT TO FIX THAT

the IGNITION PROBLEM WHICH INVESTIGATORS SAY IS LINKED TO AT LEAST 13 DEATHS

.

BARRA/CONGRESS EXCHANGE 14:59:58 Do you think it was a cover up or sloppy

work? A: That's why we're doing the investigation.

OR

Tc: 16:21:18

"It's not acceptable to put a cost on a safety issue."/

16: 21: 32

You're telling us that General Motors is changed its position on cost and

safety issues

A: " I think we in the past had more of a cost culture, AND WE are going to

a customer culture that focuses on safety and quality."

GM has now RECALLED 2.6 million cars with THOSE faulty ignitions.

Jarvis: 16 55 55 Miss Barra you have been with the company now for over 30

years yet you claim that never once did this ever cross your desk in the

last decade. What do you say to the families, how do you explain that to

them?

56 05 / I was never part of that process on this issue.

BUT THIS MORNING, THE FAMILIES WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES ARE LOOKING FOR

MORE.

Jayne Rimer TC12:10:50: "There's no amount of money that can replace my

daughter but I do want justice to come out of this." Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL ROUND 2-OC


THAT WAS REBECCA JARVIS.

A SENATE SAFETY COMMITTEE.WILL DISSECT THE N-T-S-B's DEFECT INVESTIGATION. IN THE HEARING TODAY. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESS BILL AID UKRAINE-VO


TODAY A BILL TO HELP UKRAIN IS ON THE PRESIDENT'S DESK

THE HOUSE DRAFTED THE MEASURE HOPING TO ALSO DISCOURAGE RUSSIA.

THE HOUSE VOTED TO PROVIDE ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN LOAN GUARANTEES TO HELP THE POOR CONDITIONS IN UKRAINE.

THE VOTE ALSO TAKES A STAND AGAINST RUSSIA FOR ITS RECENT ANNEXATION.

THE BILL PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY WITH BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT.

WITH THE VOTE, CONGRESS SENDS A STRONG MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT PUTIN TO CEASE FURTHER MOVES AGAINST UKRAINE AND ITS CAPITAL KIEV. Return to index of stories...


HAGEL MALAYSIA-VO


DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL. MEETS WITH MALAYSIA'S DEFENSE MINISTER THIS WEEK. DURING ON-GOING CRITICISM, OF THE SEARCH FOR MISSING FLIGHT 370.

THE DEFENSE LEADERS, WILL TALK IN HONOLULU.

A MAJOR TOPIC WILL BE. HOW *ALL* COUNTRIES CAN BETTER WORK TOGETHER.

DURING DISASTERS LIKE THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES PLANE.

AND TYPHOON HAIYAN IN THE PHILIPPINES LAST YEAR.

THEY'LL TALK ABOUT. "WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE--

MAYBE WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE-- WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BETTER." Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA SEARCH UPDATE


ALL NEW THIS MORNING. INVESTIGATORS HAVE CLEARED *ALL PASSENGERS ON MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370. OF ANY ROLE IN HIJACKING OR SABOTAGE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE.

HE ADDS. THE PASSENGERS ARE ALSO CLEARED OF HAVING PERSONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES THAT COULD HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN THE PLANE'S DISAPPEARANCE.

TIME IS RUNNIG OUT TO LOCATE THE PLANE. BECAUSE BATTERIES ON THE BLACK BOX ARE EXPECTED TO RUN OUT THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SARAH PALIN-OC-SS-OC


A VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. AND POPULAR GOVERNOR. COMES TO NAPLES TOMORROW!

SARAH PALIN'S CAMPAIGNING FOR REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFUL, LIZBETH BENAQUISTO. AT A BACKYARD BARBEQUE.

IT'S AT A PRIVATE HOUSE IN NAPLES.

PALIN'S ALREADY ENDORSED BENAQUISTO --

SHE FACES. CURT CLAWSON, PAIGE KREEGEL AND MICHAEL DREIHORN. IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


MICHELLE OBAMA GARDEN-VO


TODAY.YOU'LL FIND THE FIRST LADY WITH STUDENTS IN THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN.

THE GROUP WILL PLANT VEGETABLES AND HERBS ON THE SOUTH LAWN IN THE WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN GARDEN THIS AFTERNOON.

LEADERS FROM "FOOD CORP-DOT-ORG" AND STUDENTS COME FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS WILL TAKE PART.

THIS MARKS THE SIXTH YEAR OF THIS EVENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS BY SUPER-SIZING YOUR MEALS?

IT'S BEING CALLED THE HUNGRY GIRL DIET.

YOU PUT MEALS AND SNACKS TOGETHER IN HUGE PORTIONS.

THIS PLAN WILL HELP YOU LOSE A LOT OF WEIGHT.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW SWAPPING OUT FOODS IS THE KEY. Return to index of stories...


TZ 1 A CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS BY SUPER


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS BY SUPER SIZING?


CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS?

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SUPERSIZE YOUR MEAL.

IT'S A FOUR WEEK PLAN.

WHERE YOU SWAP FOODS AND MAKE BETTER CHOICES.

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU EXPLAINS WHAT THE HUNGRY DIET IS ALL ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


CAN YOU LOSE 25 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS BY SUPER SIZING?


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


LEADERS THINK MORE BEER -- COULD BRING MORE JOBS TO ONE CITY.

RIGHT NOW BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES AREN'T ALLOWED IN THE CITY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S NEXT.

THERE'S A NEW MUSICAL AT BARBARA B. MANN.

IT CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF 1956.

ELIVIS, JOHNNY CASH, ALL THE FAVORITES.

WE'LL GIVE YOU A PREVIEW ON WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A CAPE BREWERIES-VO


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TZ2 B MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET MUSICAL-VO


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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET MUSICAL-2SH-SOT-VO


A LITTLE TIRED THIS MORNING

A NIGHT OF ROCK N' ROLL

THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET AT BARBARA B. MANN

HOW COULD YOU NOT SING ALONG

Nat pop of music

THE YEAR IS 1956

ELIVIS

JOHNNY CASH

JERRY LEE LEWIS AND

CARL PERKINS.

AN IMPROMPTU JAM SESSION AT SUN RECORDS. WHERE THEY ALL GOT THEIR START

ALL THE FAVORITES

GREAT VOICES

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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"

It was a beautiful start to the new month with sunshine and comfortable humidity levels. Over the next few days, our weather pattern will stay warm and sunny with rain back in the forecast by early next week.

Our morning will get off to a cool start, just not as chilly as yesterday. Temperatures will start in the upper 50s to lower 60s along the urban corridor, while northern and inland cool spots settle into the middle to upper 50s. We'll see sun-filled skies throughout the afternoon hours with just a cloud or two making it over to our side of the state. Daytime highs will return into the middle 80s, with a few inland spots making a run for the upper 80s. Cooler readings will be at the beaches and coastal areas due to the gulf breeze.

Mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast tonight, while temperatures dip into the lower half of the 60s area wide.

High pressure will rule our weather over the next few days, keeping us in a rain free pattern. Winds will veer to the east and southeast allowing the warmth and humidity to move in, along with a few more clouds. Daytime highs will stay unseasonably warm as they climb into the middle to upper 80s through the end of the week. The weekend right now is looking good, with our next chance for rain by late Monday and into early Tuesday. Return to index of stories...


UNINSURED MOTORISTS-VO


CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICERS. ARE CRACKING DOWN ON UN-INSURED DRIVERS.

THEY ARE COSTING THE STATE AND YOU. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

THEY STOPPED MORE THAN 100 DRIVERS, DURING THE OPERATION TUESDAY.

IT INVOLVED UNDERCOVER MEMBERS. OF THE NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU, AND 15 INSURANCE COMPANIES.

YOU CAN ONLY BE CITED, AND A PAY FINE. WITHOUT ACTIVE INSURANCE. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING WHILE DRIVING PENALTIES-OTS VO


THIS STORY IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION ON OUR WEBSITE ABC-7.COM -- -

TOUGHER PENALTIES COULD BE ON THE WAY FOR THOSE WHO TEXT AND DRIVE.

A SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVED A LAW THAT WOULD MAKE IT A SECOND DEGREE FELONY FOR THOSE WHO CAUSE A FATAL CRASH WHILE TEXTING.

MORE HURDLES REMAIN IN TALLAHASSEE.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

IS THIS FAIR?

WEIGH IN ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE -- ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

COUNT ON US TO FOLLOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN STILL FIGHTING-BNC VO WIPE


THIS ELECTION WILL NOT END!

FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN. AND HIS TEAM, DON'T WANT TO PAY UP.

AFTER SUING THE CITY.

HE WASN'T HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS.

LOSING HIS SEAT TO MARNI SAWICKI, BY A MERE 121 VOTES.

SULLIVAN WANTED THEM THROWN OUT,

BUT A JUDGE DENIED THAT.

THEN TOLD SULLIVAN HE HAD TO PAY EVERYONE'S COURT COSTS. AND ATTORNEY FEES.

THAT TOTALED $170 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

NOW, SULLIVAN IS APPEALING THAT.

HIS TEAM, HOPES THEY CAN REACH A SETTLEMENT. BEFORE THIS GOES BACK TO COURT. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY VOTING MACHINES-VO


LEE COUNTY IS GETTING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE WAITING IN LONG LINES AT THE POLLS.

COMMISSIONERS APPROVED NEARLY 750-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR I-PADS.

DURING THE 20-12 ELECTION -- SOME VOTERS WAITED UP TO SIX HOURS.

WORKERS WILL USE THE I-PADS TO SCAN YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE AND CONFIRM VOTING INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIGHTS-TRX-VOTOPS


SIMPLY RECORDING A FIGHT. COULD SOON GET STUDENTS IN TROUBLE. AT LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

RIGHT NOW,

THE SCHOOL BOARD IS CONSIDERING PUNISHMENTS. FOR STUDENTS WHO RECORD DISRUPTIONS AT SCHOOL.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL VOTE, LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


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CAPE BREWERIES-VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME,

CAPE CORAL IS PUSHING. TO GET BREWERIES INTO THE CITY.

LEADERS SAY IT'LL GIVE THE SOUTH CAPE A "DOWNTOWN FEEL". AND BRING IN MORE JOBS.

RIGHT NOW,

BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES AREN'T ALLOWED IN THE CITY.

THERE'S ONLY ONE DISTILLERY IN NORTH CAPE CORAL. WICKED DOLPHIN.

IT WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE.

THE CRA IS EXPLORING WAYS TO CHANGE THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


LEADING HEALTH GROUPS HAVE CONFLICTING OPINIONS ON WHEN WOMEN SHOULD START GETTING REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS.

AND HOW OFTEN. THEY SHOULD BE SCREENED.

FIND OUT THE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF THE POPULAR TEST.

DOES VITAMIN D. HAVE THE SAME BENEFITS AS GETTING SUNLIGHT.

WE'LL TELL IF THIS IS A MYTH. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A THE MAMMOGRAM DEBATE-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B CASTING DOUBTS ON VITAMIN D-VOTOPS


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THE MAMMOGRAM DEBATE-2 SH POP


MILLIONS OF WOMEN GET A MAMMOGRAM EVERY YEAR.

BUT EXPERTS ARE ARGUING ABOUT. *WHEN* WOMEN SHOULD START HAVING THE TEST DONE --

AND *HOW OFTEN*.

nats of mamogram

PART OF THE REASON WHY --

IS MIS-DIAGNOSIS.

RESEARCHERS FOUND ONE IN FIVE BREAST CANCERS SPOTTED DURING ANNUAL SCREENING.

MAY BE OVERDIAGNOSED --

MEANING, CANCER WILL NEVER GROW AND THREATEN THE WOMAN'S LIFE. Return to index of stories...


THE MAMMOGRAM DEBATE-SOTVO


"Most of these false positives just require women to come back for additional testing done, additional images and sometimes they require a biopsy."

RESEARCHERS SAY A MAMMOGRAM IS NOT PERFECT.

BUT IT IS STILL THE ONLY SCREENING TOOL WE HAVE.

EACH PATIENT IS DIFFERENT.

SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR AN INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT PLAN. Return to index of stories...


TREMOR BREAKTHROUGH-VO


A NEW GADGET. BRINGS HOPE TO PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S.

IT'S CALLED BI-LATERAL DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION.

GUY LEBLANC HAD THE PROCEDURE.

HE'S ABLE TO DRAW.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HIS STIMULATION IS TURNED DOWN. HE SHAKES UNCONTROLLABLY.

A MEDICAL CENTER IN JACKSONVILLE, IS THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO DO THE SURGERY.

INSURANCE WILL COVER THIS IF YOU QUALIFY. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL WALKING DAY-2SH


IT'S TIME TO GET MOVING THIS MORNING.

BEFORE JUMPING IN YOUR CAR. IF YOU CAN.

JUST WALK INSTEAD!

IT'S NATIONAL WALKING DAY.

TO CELEBRATE. TAKE THE STAIRS. NOT THE ELEVATOR AT WORK.

MAYBE TAKE THE KIDS FOR A STROLL.

OR RUN YOUR LOCAL ERRANDS. ON FOOT. Return to index of stories...


CASTING DOUBTS ON VITAMIN D-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW RESEARCH IS CASTING DOUBT THAT VITAMIN D -- THROUGH SUNLIGHT OR SUPPLEMENTS -- OFFERS ANY TRUE HEALTH ADVANTAGES.

VITAMIN D IS USED TO TREAT A VARIETY OF DISEASES.

BUT A STUDY TESTING THE SUPPLEMENT ON OVER 100 HEALTH CONDITIONS FOUND NO CLEAR EVIDENCE OF ANY BENEFITS.

THE RESULTS EVEN REFUTED THE BELIEF THAT VITAMIN D HELPS PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS. SUGGESTING IT MAY NOT BE ESSENTIAL TO BONE HEALTH AS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


AN UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION LOOKS INTO IF THERE ARE STILL RECALLED CARS ON THE LOTS.

THERE HAVE BEEN MILLIONS OF RECALLS THE MOST RECENT FROM G-M.

WE'LL TELL WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU GO SHOPPING.

THE CLEAN UP CONTINUES IN TEXAS AFTER A TANKER SPILL LAST MONTH.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHO HAS BEEN HURT THE MOST FROM THE 168-THOUSAND GALLONS OF OIL.

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF PERFUME CHEETOS?

FIND OUT IF THIS PERFUME REALLY SMELLS LIKE CHEETOS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A RECALLED INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B TX OIL SPILL CLEAN UP-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C PERFUME CHEETOS-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 AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

WE START THE DAY, ON A RECORD HIGH!

THE DOW, NASDAQ AND S&P ALL FINSIHED WAY UP.

THE DOW CLOSED AT 16,532.

THIS MORNING.

LOOKS LIKE MORE GOOD NEWS, FUTURES UP. Return to index of stories...


TS1) FM STRUCTURE FIRE-BNC OC-VO


STARTING OFF YOUR TOP STORIES THIS HALF HOUR. ABC-7 HAS BEEN ON SCENE ALL MORNING. AT A FIRE IN FORT MYERS.

FIRE OFFICIALS TELL US EVERYONE WAS EVACUATED FROM THE PARK CONDO COMPLEX ON PARK LAKE DRIVE. AFTER FLAMES STARTED AROUND 3 THIS MORNING.

THEY THINK IT STARTED BEHIND A HEADBOARD IN A BEDROOM.

AT LEAST *FOUR UNTS HAVE WATER OR SMOKE DAMAGE

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


TS2) NAPLES YMCA DEMO-VOTOPS


THE GREATER NAPLES Y-M-C-A IS ABOUT TO HAVE A MAJOR DEMOLITION.

STARTING IN 30 MINUTES, CREWS WILL BEGIN TO TEAR DOWN THE DEVASTATED FITNESS CENTER AND GYM. TO PREPARE FOR THE REBUILDING PROCESS.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER WHEN A FIRE RIPPED THROUGH ON LABOR DAY LAST YEAR. DESTROYING THE MAIN BUILDING.

THEY'VE BEEN USING TEMPORARY SPACE SINCE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CHILE EARTHQUAKE UPDATE-OC-VO


CHILE'S PRESIDENT DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. AFTER A POWERFUL 8 POINT 2 MAGNITUDE QUAKE. HIT OFF THE COUNTRY'S NORTHERN COAST.

WE KNOW AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE DIED.

AND HUNDREDS WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES ALONG THE ENTIRE PACIFIC COAST. FOR FEAR OF TSUNAMIS.

ON TOP OF THAT THOUSANDS LOST POWER.

EXPERTS SAY THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE U.S. Return to index of stories...


RECALLED INVESTIGATION-TRX-TC MON


MILLIONS OF CARS BEING RECALLED.

ARE VEHICLES WITH SAFETY RECALLS. STILL BEING SOLD - UNFIXED - AT USED CAR LOTS?

WE TOOK CAMERAS, TO DEALERS TO FIND OUT.

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ HAS THE SHOCKING RESULTS. OF THIS GMA UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


RECALLED INVESTIGATION-PKG


FLASH PHOTOS

DRAMATIC PHOTOS CAPTURE THE HORRIFIC ACCIDENT THAT KILLED A NURSE ON HER

29TH BIRTHDAY. HELPING LAUNCH ONE OF THE BIGGEST AUTO RECALLS IN HISTORY.

LAWYERS SAY HER COBALT HAD AN IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM, AND SHE LOST CONTROL.

JUST A FEW MONTHS AFTER GM SETTLED THE CASE. A RECALL FIASCO.

NOW. ANOTHER POTENTIAL DANGER. CARFAX TELLS GMA MORE THAN 3 MILLION USED

CARS FROM DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS ARE BEING SOLD RIGHT NOW WITH OPEN RECALLS

. AND IF YOU DON'T CHECK, YOU MIGHT NEVER KNOW.

23-YEAR-OLD DAMIEN SNOW SAYS HE BOUGHT THIS RECALLED 2004 P.T. CRUISER FROM

A LOS ANGELES DEALERSHIP.

SOT - DAMIEN SNOW

01:02:53 They told me everything is fine, it has no mechanical problems,

that it was checked out. / 01:15:56 And nobody told me that there was a

recall on this car.

AND THERE *WAS* A SAFETY RECALL FOR THAT 2004 MODEL.

SO 'GMA INVESTIGATES' HIT THE ROAD. TO SEE WHAT DEALERSHIPS WOULD TELL *US.

*

OUR PRODUCER WENT UNDERCOVER IN FIVE NEW YORK-AREA USED CAR LOTS. ASKING

ABOUT CARS WE ALREADY KNEW HAD OPEN RECALLS.

TWO OF THE SALESMEN DO MENTION RECALLS.

SOT - JOHN FROM MOCHETTA AUTO

00:15:39 Cobalt has a recall on it right now. About the ignition switch.

BUT WATCH WHAT HAPPENS AT THIS DEALERSHIP. A 2006 COBALT. WITH THAT SAME

IGNITION SWITCH RECALL.

SOT - ANGELO FROM BLING BLING AUTO

00:13:00 Gerry: Is it safe, I mean, what about safety?

Angelo: Listen, it's a small car. But for being what it is, it is safe.

/ 00:14:27 Gerry: There's nothing I need to know about that car?

Angelo: Nothing. All I gotta do is put a battery in there. And you saw my

write-ups, right?

Gerry: Yeah, yeah.

Angelo: I'm as honest as going to be.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT RECALL?

SOT-UNSCHEDULED INTERVIEW

GIO: Gio with Good Morning America. How are you?

ANGELO: Good Morning America, how you doin?

'GMA INVESTIGATES' WENT BACK TO SEE ANGELO.

SOT - UNSCHEDULED INTERVIEW

GIO: You had said that this car was safe. But it actually has a recall.

ANGELO: Well recalls get recorded once you register the car. We don't know

that there's a recall or not.

GIO: Well we pulled it up right here on GM.com, there's the recall, ignition

switch replacement

ANGELO: Well we don't get these

BUT. IT'S EASY

STAND-UP AT COMPUTER

TAKE THAT COBALT FOR EXAMPLE, WE'RE ON GM.COM, WE JUST PLUGGED IN THE VIN,

THE CAR'S ID NUMBER, AND WITHIN SECONDS WE SEE IT HAS A RECALL.

THERE'S NO LAW THAT REQUIRES USED CAR DEALERS TO TELL CUSTOMERS ABOUT OPEN

RECALLS. BUT *SHOULDN'T THEY DO IT ANYWAY

SOT - UNSCHEDULE INTERVIEW

GIO So moving forward what are you going to do?

ANGELO: I'm going to start looking at every VIN number to see if there is a

recall or not

GIO: Ah, you're promising on Good Morning America

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RECALLED INVESTIGATION-OC


THAT WAS GIO BENITEZ WITH THAT REPORT.

IT WILL BE ROUND TWO. GM'S NEW CEO FACING TOUGH QUESTIONING ON CAPTIOL HILL.

A SUBCOMMITTEE INVESTIGATES G-M'S FAULTY IGNITION SWITCH. *AND THE RECALL OF MORE THAN 1.6-MILLION VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


CNN:CO: TOWN REJECTS DRONE HUNTING PLAN-TRX-VO


A SMALL TOWN IN COLORADO WON'T BE ISSUING HUNTING LICENSES.

TO SHOOT DOWN DRONES.

VOTERS IN DEER TRAIL OVERWHELMINGLY DEFEATED A PROPOSAL THAT WOULD HAVE AUTHORIZED THE RURAL COMMUNITY TO ISSUE DRONE-HUNTING PERMITS.

TOWN OFFICIALS SAY 73 PERCENT OF THE 188 VOTES CAST WERE AGAINST THE MEASURE.

THE MAYOR SAID IT MIGHT BRING IN SOME MUCH NEEDED REVENUE FOR THE SMALL TOWN.

FEDERAL AVIATION AUTHORITIES HAVE WARNED IT'S A CRIME TO SHOOT AT DRONES.

BUT BACKERS SAID THE MEASURE WAS A CHALLENGE TO SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


TX OIL SPILL CLEAN UP-VO


OFF THE GULF COAST OF TEXAS.

CLEAN-UP CREWS WORKED TO REMOVE OIL-CONTAMINATED DEBRIS AND SAND.

FROM A TANKER SPILL LAST MONTH.

MORE THAN 168-THOUSAND GALLONS OF OIL. SPILLED INTO THE WATER,

AFTER A TANKER HIT A BARGE, IN THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL.

IT LEFT, 15 DEAD BIRDS.

LIVE BIRDS ARE BEING TREATED.

CREWS COLLECTED OVER 600 BAGS OF OIL-COVERED DEBRIS. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY IN POLITICS-TC MON VO


THIS MORNING, ABC-7 IS DISCOVERING CANDIDATES IN THE DISTRICT 19 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ARE USING THEIR FAMILIES TO GAIN YOUR VOTE-- HOPING YOU CAN RELATE.

CAMPAIGN EXPERTS SAY NEW ADS FROM CURT CLAWSON AND PAIGE KREEGEL MARK A SHIFT FROM THE NEGATIVITY WE'VE SEEN.

THESE ADS. FEATURING FAMILY MEMBERS ARE MADE TO SHOW STABILITY, LOYALTY AND RESPONSIBILITY.

VOTERS WE SPOKE SAY THEY AREN'T BUYING IT. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY IN POLITICS-(2SOTVO)


22:10 Bob Szymanski/Voter: what they're probably trying to accomplish is to negate some of the poison ads they ad before 16

19:14 Megan Holly/Voter: that may pull at some heartstrings but i think at this point people have been so oversaturated that it's just let's get it over with 19

EXPERTS SAY THE POSITIVE BUILDUP WILL LIKELY CONTINUE IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA SELFIE-OC-SOTVO


DID YOU SEE THIS?

PRESIDENT OBAMA WELCOMED THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPS. BOSTON RED SOX. TO THE WHITE HOUSE ON TUESDAY.

SLUGGER DAVID ORTIZ. SAVED THE MOMENT FOREVER -- IN A SELFIE.

OBAMA: That looks pretty good. It looks like it might fit him better than me though. Okay let's get a good picture here.

ORTIZ LATER TWEETED THE PHOTO --

THANKING THE PRESIDENT AND CALLING IT AN HONOR.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PRAISED THEM. AS A SYMBOL OF THEIR CITY'S "GRIT AND RESILIENCE". AFTER THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING. Return to index of stories...


VIRTUAL FB GAME HELPS ATHLETES-TRX-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

NEW TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP PROTECT STUDENT ATHLETES FROM INJURIES.

THIS KANSAS CITY HIGH SCHOOL QUARTERBACK SUFFERED A CONCUSSION A FEW YEARS BACK.

AND NOW -- HE'S TRYING OUT A NEW VIRTUAL FOOTBALL PROGRAM AND HEADSET.

TEAM PLAYS ARE PROGRAMMED INTO IT.

AND THE ATHLETE GETS TO SEE THE PLAY DEVELOP FROM EVERY ANGLE.

THE BIG BENEFIT -- LESS TIME TAKING HITS OUT ON THE PRACTICE FIELD ---

AND MORE TIME STUDYING PLAYS AND REACTION TO THOSE PLAYS IN THE HEADSET.

A TRAINER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS CAME UP WITH THE NEW SOFTWARE --

HE HOPES TO TAKE IT TO ALL LEVELS OF FOOTBALL -- FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO -- PRO. Return to index of stories...


OCEAN VAN RESCUE HONOR-TC MON VO


A REWARD FOR A RESCUER!

THE MAN WHO HELPED PULL THIS MOM. AND HER THREE KIDS FROM HER MINIVAN--

AFTER SHE DROVE IT INTO THE OCEAN,

ON DAYTONA BEACH --

HE'S BEING HONORED FOR HIS BRAVERY.

STACY ROBINSON. GOT A THOUSAND-DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP.

THE FOUNDATION FOR SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE,

SAYS THE COLLEGE SOPHOMORE IS BEYOND A ROLE MODEL.

AS FOR THE MOTHER --

EBONY WILKERSON FACES ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LOCKDOWN TEXT PRANK-VO


TALK ABOUT A BAD APRIL FOOL'S PRANK.

A TEXT TO MOM SPARKS A LOCKDOWN AT AN ILLINOIS SCHOOL.

A STUDENT SENT A TEXT MESSAGE TO HIS MOTHER. TELLING HER SHOTS HAD BEEN FIRED INSIDE THE SCHOOL.

SHE IMMEDIATELY CALLED POLICE WHO SWARMED THE BUILDING.

THE STUDENT WHO SENT THE TEXT MESSAGE IS IN CUSTODY.

NO WORD IF CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. Return to index of stories...


PERFUME CHEETOS-2SH NATSVO


THIS ONE IS A CHEESIER APPROACH TO APRIL FOOLS.

A NEW SCENT."CHEETEAU" PERFUME.

YES, PERFUME THAT'S SUPPOSED TO SMELL LIKE CHEETOS.

CHECK OUT THE COMMERCIAL.

NATS OF CHEETO COMMERCIAL

CHEETEAU, BRANDED AS THE CELEBRITY FRAGRANCE. OF MASCOT CHESTER CHEETAH.

SMELLS LIKE CHEETOS:

BUTTERY, WITH NOTES OF SHARP CHEDDAR, BUT HAS BEEN BALANCED WITH A HINT OF LEMONY SWEETNESS. Return to index of stories...


FM RONALD MCDONALD-VO


A FORT MYERS MAN IS ENJOYING HIS FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME.

ALL THANKS TO HIS NAME. AND A NATIONAL AD CAMPAIGN.

YOU'VE SEEN IT. RONALD MCDONALD.

TACO BELL HIRED HIM AS A SPOKESMAN.

HE'S ONE OF DOZENS OF MEN. WITH THE SAME NAME. FOR ITS NEW BREAKFAST MENU.

THE COMMERCIAL DEBUTED LAST WEEK.

THEY CONTACTED MCDONALD, ABOUT A MONTH AGO, ASKING IF HE'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE. Return to index of stories...


FM RONALD MCDONALD-SOTVO


It was very secretive they wouldn't tell you what it was they certainly wouldn't tell you that it was Taco Bell or anybody else

THE RONALD MCDONALDS IN THE AD. DIDN'T FIND OUT WHAT THE COMMERICIAL WAS FOR. UNTIL THE DAY OF THE SHOOT.

SINCE ITS AIRED - OUR LOCAL RONALD MCDONALD HAS BEEN BACK TO TACO BELL FOR BREAKFAST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


ON HER FIRST DAY OF WORK.A 9-1-1 OPERATOR ANSWERS THE PHONE --- TO HER SURPRISE IT WAS HER AUNT ON THE PHONE.

AND HER OWN FATHER. WAS IN DIABETIC SHOCK

HEAR MORE OF THIS INCREDIBLE STORY. AND IF SHE WAS ABLE TO SAVE HER FATHER'S LIFE Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A 911 DISPATCHER SAVES FATHER-NATSVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


911 DISPATCHER SAVES FATHER-2-SHOT


NOW TO A HERO 911 DISPATCHER.

HER FIRST DAY ON THE JOB SHE ANSWERS 40 CALLS.

AND SHE SAVED A LIFE --

HER OWN FATHER'S.

ABC'S JOHN MULLER HAS THIS INCREDIBLE STORY. Return to index of stories...


911 DISPATCHER SAVES FATHER-PKG


911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: DeKalb emergency 911, what's the address of

the emergency?

A MERE FOUR HOURS INTO GEORGIA 911 OPERATOR CRYSTAL MORROW'S FIRST DAY ON

THE JOB AND SHE WAS ABOUT TO HEAR THE LAST VOICE SHE EXPECTED ON THE OTHER

END OF THIS CALL.

911 CALL NATS: GAIL MORROW: Uh, I have a 55-year-old man here that's had

diabetes or whatever and he's incoherent.

HER AUNT GAIL- CALLING 911 IN THIS NEWLY RELEASED TAPE TO REQUEST EMERGENCY

ASSISTANCE FOR CRYSTAL'S OWN FATHER / WHO HAD GONE INTO DIABETIC SHOCK LAST

AUGUST--

SOT CRYSTAL MORROW / 911 OPERATOR: "I heard her voice and I saw her name pop

up on the screen I said wait that is my aunt."

911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: Are you with him now?

GAIL MORROW: Yes I am.

CRYSTAL MORROW: And is he awake?

GAIL MORROW: Yes he is.

CRYSTAL MORROW: And is he breathing?

GAIL MORROW: Yes.

SOT CRYSTAL MORROW / 911 OPERATOR: "I did freeze, my hands froze over the

keyboard, but I knew I had to get the call in."

WORRIED ABOUT HER FATHER BUT REMEMBERING HER TRAINING - MORROW TRIED TO

REMAIN CALM - WALKING HER AUNT THROUGH LIFESAVING STEPS WHILE WAITING FOR

PARAMEDICS TO ARRIVE --

911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: Is he breathing normally?

GAIL MORROW: Yes.

CRYSTAL MORROW: Ok, I'm sending the paramedics to help you now. Stay on the

line. I'll say exactly what to do next.

FOR TWO AND A HALF HARROWING MINUTES, MORROW REMAINED COOL UNDER PRESSURE.

** 911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: /I want you to watch him very

closely, if he, if he becomes less awake and vomits quickly turn him on his

side./

THE WHOLE TIME, HER AUNT HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS SPEAKING TO HER OWN NIECE --

911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: If he gets worse in any way, call us back

immediately for further instructions, ok?

GAIL MORROW: Ok.

CRYSTAL MORROW: Alright. They're on their way.

HER FATHER WOULD BE JUST FINE. BUT MORROW IS STILL SURPRISED AT THE ODDS SHE

WOULD GET THE CALL IN THE FIRST PLACE - AT A DISPATCH UNIT WITH 8-12

OPERATORS.GETTING CLOSE TO 3,000 CALLS EACH DAY --

SOT CRYSTAL MORROW / 911 OPERATOR: "Because of so many people being in the

room I didn't think I would get the call and it's crazy that I got it on my

first day." Return to index of stories...


PASSION FOUNDATION-VO


IN FLORIDA WE LOVE OUR SUNSHINE

BUT THERE'S A RISK.

SKIN CANCER IS A BIG CONCERN.

ONE GROUP WORKING TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

TODAY THE PASSION FOUNDATION.

WILL HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING

ON THEIR 6HT PLAYGROUND THAT IS SUN SAFE

IT HAS A COVER TO CREATE SHADE

BLOCKING 97 PERCENT OF HARMFUL U-V RAYS.

IT'S AT SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

THE CELBRATION IS AT 2.

JUST IN TIME FOR. MAY.WHICH IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH

THE PASSION FOUNDATION WAS STARTED BY LOCAL PARENTS JON AND TARA PARLA, AFTER TARA WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA. SHE LOST HER BATTLE IN 2012. Return to index of stories...


ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"Sunny and dry stretch continues"

It was a beautiful start to the new month with sunshine and comfortable humidity levels. Over the next few days, our weather pattern will stay warm and sunny with rain back in the forecast by early next week.

Our morning will get off to a cool start, just not as chilly as yesterday. Temperatures will start in the upper 50s to lower 60s along the urban corridor, while northern and inland cool spots settle into the middle to upper 50s. We'll see sun-filled skies throughout the afternoon hours with just a cloud or two making it over to our side of the state. Daytime highs will return into the middle 80s, with a few inland spots making a run for the upper 80s. Cooler readings will be at the beaches and coastal areas due to the gulf breeze.

Mostly clear skies will remain in the forecast tonight, while temperatures dip into the lower half of the 60s area wide.

High pressure will rule our weather over the next few days, keeping us in a rain free pattern. Winds will veer to the east and southeast allowing the warmth and humidity to move in, along with a few more clouds. Daytime highs will stay unseasonably warm as they climb into the middle to upper 80s through the end of the week. The weekend right now is looking good, with our next chance for rain by late Monday and into early Tuesday. Return to index of stories...


OLD WIVES TALES-2 SHOT


WE'VE ALL HEARD. AT LEAST A FEW OLD WIVES' TALES!

PIECES OF ADVICE THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN FROM PREVIOUS GENERATIONS.

HOLLY FIRFER BREAKS DOWN. SOME POPULAR CLAIMS. TO SEE IF THEY HOLD UP. Return to index of stories...


OLD WIVES TALES-PKG


FEED A COLD, STARVE A FEVER. EAT A LOT OF CARROTS FOR GOOD VISION.ARE THESE 'OLD WIVES TALES'-- OR ARE THEY LEGIT?

ANSWERS IN A MOMENT, BUT FIRST, LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OTHER POPULAR CLAIMS.

CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES CAUSES ARTHRITIS.

There's no studies to confirm that. When you crack your knuckles, it's actually gas expanding that causes the noise.

GOT IT. WHAT ABOUT THIS ONE?

GOING OUTSIDE WITH WET HAIR WILL MAKE YOU SICK.

NOT NECESSARILY.

The decrease in body temperature could potentially make you more susceptible to certain viruses.however, just going out with wet hair does not always mean you're gonna catch a cold.

SPEAKING OF, LET'S GO BACK TO THIS SAYING?

YOU SHOULD FEED A COLD AND STARVE A FEVER.

The key to any illness is making sure you're staying hydrated. Eating is not necessary, but definitely staying hydrated is important.

OK. HOW ABOUT ONE THAT'S AT LEAST PARTIALLY TRUE?

EATING A LOT OF CARROTS CAN HELP YOUR VISION.

Eating an excess of them is not going to improve your vision.It will provide you vitamin a that you need for vision but eating them in excess is not going to give you x-ray vision or anything spectacular like that.

ONE THING FOR CERTAIN? GETTING A GOOD AMOUNT OF VEGGIES IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING. Return to index of stories...


IPHONE 6-TRX-OC


APPLE IS REPORTEDLY JUST MONTHS AWAY FROM THE NEXT I-PHONE.

PRODUCTION OF THE I-PHONE 6. WILL START NEXT MONTH.

IT COULD GO ON SALE SOMETIME IN THE FALL.

THE SCREENS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LARGER THAN IPHONE 5 MODELS. Return to index of stories...


APPLE APP AMNESTY-TRX-VOTOPS


PARENTS CAN GET THERE MONEY BACK FOR KIDS RACKING UP A BIG BILL BUYING UPGRADES IN GAMES.

APPLE IS NOW OFFERING *APP AMNESTY.

YOU CAN REQUEST A REFUND FOR "UNAUTHORIZED" IN-APP PURCHASES MADE BY A MINOR ON YOUR ACCOUNT.

YOU'LL NEED A RECEIPT. EITHER FROM YOUR E-MAIL OR PURCHASE HISTORY IN iTUNES.

THEN GO TO APPLE'S SUPPORT PAGE, AND E-MAIL YOUR REQUEST AND RECEIPTS.

YOU CAN ALSO CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS TO RESTRICT OR DISABLE IN-APP PURCHASES. Return to index of stories...


IF YOU LOSE YOUR JOB-VO


DO YOU HAVE A RAINY DAY FUND. JUST IN CASE YOU LOSE YOUR JOB.

NEARLY HALF OF US. DON'T HAVE ENOUGH CASH IN THE BANK. TO LAST MORE THAN A MONTH, WITHOUT A JOB.

THAT COMES FROM "RETAIL ME NOT". WHICH ALSO FINDS THE SAME NUMBER OF PEOPLE. *AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THEIR PERSONAL FINANCES.

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?

START BY "SAVING". AND MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE "EACH" DOLLAR IS GOING Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


A FAMILY FEUD TURNS UGLY. BETWEEN OPRAH. AND HER STEPMOM.

NOW ONE OF THEM IS GETTING THE BOOT OVER A CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT.

FIND OUT WHAT'S INVOLVED,

AND WHAT NEW THREAT, OPRAH COULD BE FACING.

AND IS MICHAEL STRAHAN LEAVING KELLY FOR A NEW GIG?

COULD HE BE JOINING OUR GMA FAMILY? Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A OPRAH'S MOM-VO


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TZ6 B MICHAEL STRAHAN TO GMA?-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


AND HERE'S A FINAL CHECK OF THE MARKETS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


OPRAH'S MOM-2SH VO


THIS MORNING.

WE'RE DIGGING INTO ORPAH'S FAMILY FEUD.

60 DAYS TO GET OUT.

THAT'S HOW LONG OPRAH'S **FORMER** STEPMOTHER HAS TO VACATE HER HOME.

BARBARA WINFREY IS GETTING KICKED OUT OF THIS 1 POINT 4 MILLION DOLLAR MANSION IN FRANKLIN TENNESSEE.

SHE MARRIED OPRAH'S FATHER, VERNON WINFREY, IN 2001.

AS A WEDDING GIFT, OPRAH BOUGHT THEM THIS MANSION.

THEY DIVORCED LAST YEAR. AND OPRAH OFFERED BARBARA A DEAL.

KEEP THE HOUSE FREE AND CLEAR. *WITH A SIGNED CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT.

SHE REFUSED.

NOW OPRAH IS GIVING HER THE BOOT.

NOW BARBARA IS THREATENING TO SELL HER STORY. AND HER STEPDAUGHTER'S, TOO. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL STRAHAN TO GMA?-VO


JOSH ELLIOTT LEFT *GMA.

SO, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO THE MORNING SHOW?!

MICHAEL STRAHAN!

THAT'S THE RUMOR.

WORD IS. THEY NEED ANOTHER GUY ON THE SHOW. AND HE'S THE ONE.

MICHAEL WILL POP IN. AND DO FUN STUFF,

THEN DO KELLY AND MICHAEL.

WELCOME TO ABC! Return to index of stories...


ROSIE O'DONNELL HONORED TONY AWARDS-VO


ROSIE O'DONNELL WILL BE HONORED AT THIS YEAR'S TONY WARDS.

THE LONG TIME BROADWAY CHAMPION IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE ISABELLE STEVENSON AWARD.

THE AWARD GOES TO THOSE IN THE THEATER COMMUNITY WHO HAVE MADE A CONTRIBUTION TO A HUMANITARIAN-- SOCIAL SERVICE OR CHARITABLE CAUSE.

ROSIE IS RECOGNIZED FOR HER "ROSIE'S THEATER KIDS" - A PROGRAM THAT ADVOCATES ART EDUCATION IN NEW YORK CITY'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Return to index of stories...


KANYE WEST NEW ALBUM-VO


KANYE WEST PLANS TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM THIS YEAR.

IT'S SAID TO BE A FOLLOW-UP TO "YEEZUS."

THE BAD NEWS -- HE POSTPONED PARTS OF HIS WORLD TOUR IN AUSTRALIA.

HIS MANAGER SAYS HE NEEDED THE EXTRA TIME TO COMPLETE THE ALBUM. Return to index of stories...


ROLLING STONES TO RESUME TOUR IN MAY-TRX-VOTOPS


THE ROLLING STONES WILL HEAD BACK OUT ON THE ROAD NEXT MONTH.

THE BAND CANCELED SEVEN CONCERTS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND AFTER THE DEATH OF FASHION DESIGNER L'WREN SCOTT.

MICK JAGGER'S LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND.

THE DEATH OF THE 49-YEAR-OLD WAS RULED A SUICIDE.

THE ROLLING STONES FRONTMAN WILL RE-JOIN HIS BANDMATES IN MAY.

ORGANIZERS SAY THEY ARE LOOKING TO RESCHEDULE THE CONCERT DATES THAT WERE CANCELED. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) FM STRUCTURE FIRE-VOTOPS


FIRE OFFICIALS TELL ABC-7. FLAMES SPARKED BEHIND A MASTER BEDROOM HEADBOARD. CAUSING PARK CONDO COMPLEX RESIDENTS TO EVACUATE THE BUILDING EARLY THIS MORNING.

THE FIRE BROKE OUT AROUND 3 AM IN FORT MYERS.

AT LEAST FOUR UNITS HAVE WATER OR SMOKE DAMAGE.

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


TS2) NAPLES YMCA DEMO-VOTOPS


THE GREATER NAPLES Y-M-C-A IS ABOUT TO COME DOWN.

STARTING AT 10 AM, CREWS WILL BEGIN TO DEMOLISH THE DEVASTATED FITNESS CENTER AND GYM. TO PREPARE FOR THE RE-BUILDING PROCESS.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER A FIRE RIPPED THROUGH THE *Y* ON LABOR DAY LAST YEAR. DESTROYING THE MAIN BUILDING.

THEY'VE BEEN USING TEMPORARY SPACE SINCE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) SULLIVAN APPEALS AGAIN-VOTOPS


JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT THE BATTLE WAS OVER. IT COULD BE BACK TO COURT.

FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN FILED AN APPEAL. AFTER A JUDGE RULED HE WOULD PAY ALL THE COURT FEES. FROM THE ELECTION RESULTS TRIAL.

SULLIVAN SUED THE CITY AFTER LOSING HIS SEAT TO MARNI SAWICKI.

THE COURT COSTS RACKED UP TO $170 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) CHILE EARTHQUAKE UPDATE-VOTOPS


CHILE'S PRESIDENT DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. AFTER A POWERFUL 8 POINT 2 MAGNITUDE QUAKE. HIT OFF THE COUNTRY'S NORTHERN COAST.

WE KNOW AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE DIED. THOUSANDS LOST POWER AND HUNDREDS WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES ALONG THE ENTIRE PACIFIC COAST. FOR FEAR OF TSUNAMIS.

EXPERTS SAY THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE U.S. Return to index of stories...


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