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HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) FL TAX HOLIDAYS-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL3) METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-VOTOPS TS1) FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-BNC OC-VO
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) FELON SEARCH-SS-VO
BREAKING NEWS OPEN TS3) DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-OC-SS-VO
HOME INVASION COLLIER COUNTY-2 SH POP PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-TRX-TC MON
JOB NUMBERS-2 SH POP PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-PKG
FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-TRX 2 SH POP PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-2-SHOT
FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-PKG JUDGE JOE BROWN JUDGE APPOINTED TO HEAR CASE-VO
FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-OC MORE SUBPOENAS BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL-TRX-VO
CIA DETENTION AND INTERROFATION PROGRAM-TRX-VO FSU UNDER INVESTIGATION IN JAMEIS WINSTON CASE-TRX
FELON SEARCH-SSTOPS VO RACIST PARKING TICKETS-OC SOTVO
DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-OC SS VO INTERNET CAFE RAIDS -VO
NORTH PORT SCANDAL-OC SS VO SS CO SW ATTENDENCE DROP-OTS-VO
WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE 30 DEAD-ANIBOX SKYDIVER DIES-VO
FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-CLIP VOTOPS FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-2-SH
PASSPORT FRAUD-TRX-VO FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-SOTVO
SARAH PALIN IN SWFL-TRX NATVO WATER RESCUE-ANIBOX
BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-VOTOPS EMERGENCY LANDING-TRX-VOTOPS
HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-OC-BNR YAHOO ENHANCES EMAIL SECURITY-TRX-VO
LEE CO SR 80 ALERT-CLIP OC IRS PAYING OUT AVERAGE $2,831 TAX REFUND-VO
MONSTER JAM-TRX- 2 SH ANIBOX BANANA REPUBLIC LAWSUIT-OC-SS-OC
MONSTER JAM-PKG SAGGY PANTS BAN-VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TZ1 A METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-VOTOPS TZ5 A FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-VO-WIPE
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TZ5 B NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-VOTOPS
METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-PKG FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-2-SHOT
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-PKG
TZ2 A LONGER SCHOOL DAY-VO ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ2B FL TAX HOLIDAYS-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
AMY'S EVENT-2SH-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-TRX-2 SH
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-4 SS
FORECAST-WXWALL DISTRICTS MERGE-VO
FL WARNING SHOTS-TRX-TC MON VO NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-SOT
PARASAILING BILL-TRX-POP NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-OC
FL TAX HOLIDAYS-OC TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
GOV SCOTT I95 WIDENING-OC TZ6 A DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL-VO
NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-TRX-OC TZ 6 B DAVID LETTERMAN LEAVING-VO
DOCK CONTROVERSY-TRX-VOTOPS FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
LONGER SCHOOL DAY-TRX-VOTOPS DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT DAVID LETTERMAN LEAVING-OC-SOT-VO
TZ3 A SLEEP HYGIENE TIPS-VO-WIPE MAD MEN LAST CALL-TRX-VOTOPS
TZ3 B E CIGARETTE POISONING-VOTOPS CHRIS BROWN TO FACE CHARGES-VO
SLEEP HYGIENE TIPS-2SH-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
MIGRAINE SOCIAL MEDIA-VO TS1) FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-VOTOPS
TOBACCO TV-VO TS2) FELON SEARCH-SS-VO
E CIGARETTE POISONING-EANI-FLY TS3) DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-SS-VO
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS4) HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-VOTOPS
TZ4 A PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-VO-WIPE FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
TZ4 B FSU UNDER INVESTIGATION IN JAMEIS WINSTON CA CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN MILITARY OFFICIALS SHOT 3 PEOPLE AT FORT HOOD.

WHAT DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO DIAGNOSE WHEN HE OPENED FIRE.

IF YOU LOVE TAX FREE SHOPPING.

GET READY --

THE STATE COULD BE ADDING TO THE HOLIDAY

WHY THEY ARE LOOKING AT 3 MORE DAYS

AND THIS IS STIRRING UP DEBATE

A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER TAKING TIME OFF TO BE THERE FOR THE BIRTH OF HIS BABY.

WHY SPORTS RADIO AND FANS ARE SAYING GET BACK TO WORK Return to index of stories...


HL1) FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-VO-WIPE


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HL2) FL TAX HOLIDAYS-VO-WIPE


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HL3) METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN


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HOME INVASION COLLIER COUNTY-2 SH POP


WE'RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF COLLIER COUNTY.

WHERE ANOTHER HOME INVASION HAS BEEN REPORTED ON QUAIL WEST.

THIS IS A GATED COMMUNITY.

THERE HAVE BEEN A STRING OF HOME INVASIONS IN THIS AREA.

IT SEEMS TO HAVE THE SAME PATTERN.

MASKED ROBBERS GO IN THE HOME, TIE UP THE FAMILY AND FLUSHED THEIR PHONES DOWN THE TOILET.

PEOPLE WERE IN THERE FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE THEY COULD CALL DEPUTIES.

THE MASKED ROBBERS GOT AWAY.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


JOB NUMBERS-2 SH POP


THIS MORNING. A POSITIVE JOBS REPORT.

THE MARKET ADDED 192,000 JOBS LAST MONTH.

UNEMPLOYMENT STAYED AT SIX POINT SEVEN PERCENT.

EXPERTS PROJECTED 206,000 JOBS.

EITHER WAY. ALL OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS HAVE BEEN RECOVERED, SINCE 2008.

GOVERNMENT JOBS HOWEVER, REMAIN FLAT. Return to index of stories...


FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-TRX 2 SH POP


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD.

THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT SPECIALIST *IVAN LOPEZ -- THE MAN WHO AUTHORITIES SAY KILLED 3 BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SOLDIER'S UNSTABLE MENTAL HEALTH MAY BE THE REASON HE OPENED FIRE ON FELLOW SOLDIERS AT FORT HOOD.

HE MAY HAVE GOTTEN INTO AN ARGUMENT BEFORE WEDNESDAY'S SHOOTING.

ABC'S DAVID MUIR IS AT FORT HOOD WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-PKG


this morning--- a new window into the chaos at fort hood -

GFX "All units we have an active shooter currently on foor hood coming in

from the mortiful area." /

the emergency response as the 9-1-1 calls began pouring in while 34-year-old

ivan lopez opened fire on his fellow soliders

"We also have some people escaping through the windows."

And when the casualty numbers began to mount:

GFX "They are going to need to escort for blood. Is it a patient or is it a

blood run? It's going to be a blood run."

Reportedly Among the dead. Sgt. First Class Danny Ferguson who's fianc-also

stationed at fort hood --- told local cbs affiliate wtsp that ferguson

sacrificed his life to save a room full of military personell -- blocking a

door that wouldn't lock.

And SGT. TIMOTHY OWENS-his mother heartbroken.

SOT MARY MUNTEAN, MOTHER OF SGT. TIMOTHY OWENS

"Very terrible That they had to shoot my son.

He was a good person.

As for lopezauthorities on the base acknowledge he had mental health issues

and had been last seen by a psychiatrist a month ago for anxiety and

depression.

But the Pentagon insists there were never any warnings THIS was coming:

"No indication on the record of that exam that there was any of a sign of

likely violence either to himself or others."

In fact lopez' former xxx at fort bliss telling us overnight he was a good

soldier - a rifelman-who'd only been reassigned recently because of health

problems, though he wouldn't say what kind.

Sot from guyarmy thought he was good enough

And when he and his family moved to fort hood recently-his neighbors say he

seemed nice

"When they moved in, they looked happy? Yes. Smiling."

But back home in his native Puerto Rico this morning, a family spokesman

telling ABC News

Lopez had been quote 'very upset' in recent months over his mother's death

- from a heart attack and had apparently been angry about the Army's short

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FT HOOD SHOOTING LATEST FRIDAY-OC


THAT WAS DAVID MUIR WITH REPORT.

THERE WILL BE PRAYERS SERVICE THIS EVENING.

A MEMORIAL FOR THE VICTIMS BEING PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CIA DETENTION AND INTERROFATION PROGRAM-TRX-VO


WE WILL SOON LEARN MORE ABOUT THE *C-I-A'S* CONTROVERSIAL DETENTION AND INTERROGATION PROGRAM.

THE U-S SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE VOTED ON THURSDAY TO PUBLICLY RELEASE. KEY PORTIONS OF ITS REPORT ON THE AGENCY'S TACTICS.

THE WHITE HOUSE MUST FORMALLY DECLASSIFY THE FINDINGS BEFORE THEY ARE RELEASED.

NO WORD ON HOW LONG THAT PROCESS COULD TAKE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS CALLED THE USE OF TECHNIQUES LIKE WATERBOARDING A VIOLATION OF LAWS PROHIBITING TORTURE.

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FELON SEARCH-SSTOPS VO


ABC-7 IS GIVING YOU THE FIRST LOOK. AT A SEXUAL BATTERY SUSPECT. WHO ESCAPED POLICE.

37 YEAR OLD. IDELFONSO SANTANA-GRAJALES.

POLICE SAY THE ATTACK HAPPENED LAST MONTH.

THEY WENT TO A HOUSE ON LORA STREET. WHERE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD FIND HIM.

WHEN THEY DID.OFFICERS SAY THE FELON TOOK OFF RUNNING.

A CHOPPER AND K-9 UNITS HELPED IN THE SEARCH. BUT COULDN'T CATCH THE SUSPECT.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-OC SS VO


GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY?

A CHOICE DONNA BROWN HAS TO MAKE TODAY IN REGARDS TO HER DUI MANSLAUGHTER CASE.

TROOPERS SAY DONNA BROWN WAS DRUNK.

HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT

WHEN SHE HIT AND KILLED A MOTORCYLIST. THEN DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH.

LAST MAY A TROOPER PULLED HER OVER AFTER HE SAW SPARKS COMING FROM HER S-U-V.

SHE FACES KILLING SOMEONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. FLEEING THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. AND DUI AND DAMAGE PROPERTY.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT SCANDAL-OC SS VO SS CO


NEW DETAILS ABOUT A NORTH PORT OFFICER. ACCUSED OF SEXUAL BATTERY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

AUTHORITIES SAY OFFICER MELANIE TURNER. HANDCUFFED A FEMALE PARTY HOST --

BROUGHT HER INTO A BEDROOM,

AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER WITH ANOTHER NORTH PORT COP. NAMED RICKY URBINA.

URBINA KILLED HIMSELF. WHEN HE FOUND OUT HE WOULD BE ARRESTED.

TURNER CLAIMS THE SEX WAS CONSENSUAL.

NOW. PAST INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORTS SHOW.

IN 2006, TURNER HAD A ROCKY SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP, WITH HER SUPERVISOR.

ANOTHER REPORT FROM 2007. SHOWS TURNER WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION,

FOR GIVING A CRIMINAL SUSPECT MEDICATION.

HER NEXT COURT DATE IS APRIL 25TH IN SARASOTA. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON LANDSLIDE 30 DEAD-ANIBOX


THIS MORNING WE ARE DISCOVERING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IN THE WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE. HAS RISEN.

THE DEATH TOLL NOW STANDS AT 30.

27 HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

ABOUT 15 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

ON MARCH 22ND. A RAIN-SATURATED HILLSIDE GAVE WAY JUST 55 MILES NORTH OF SEATTLE.

IT SENT A WALL OF MUD RUSHING INTO HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

RECOVERY CREWS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR MORE BODIES THROUGH THE MUCK, WHICH IS 70 FEET THICK IN SOME PLACES. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-CLIP VOTOPS


THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER. ENTERS A NEW PHASE TODAY.

THE UNDERWATER HUNT FOR MISSING FLIGHT 370.

U.S. NAVY EQUIPMENT IS LOOKING FOR THE BLACK BOXES.

AIR CREWS AND SHIPS, HAVE BEEN LOOKING, SINCE MARCH 8TH.

THE SHIPS WILL SCOUR. A TARGETED 150-MILE TRACK OF REMOTE OCEAN. FOR ANY PINGS FROM THE BLACK BOX. Return to index of stories...


PASSPORT FRAUD-TRX-VO


A HOUSE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A HEARING ON PASSPORT FRAUD THIS MORNING.

THE BORDER AND MARITIME SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE. WILL CONDUCT IT.

WITNESSES INCLUDE OFFICIALS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION.

WE KNOW TWO PEOPLE ON BOARD THE MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE. HAD STOLEN PASSPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SARAH PALIN IN SWFL-TRX NATVO


8:33:31:00 "she's running for the right reasons -- for you in 19 and the rest of the country."

FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN WAS IN NAPLES TO THROW HER SUPPORT FOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

SHE'S RUNNING TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IN CONGRESS.

PALIN WAS CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO. WHO SHE CLAIMS IS THE ONLY TRUE CONSERVATIVE IN THE RACE.

PALIN SWAYED A NUMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL CONTESTS IN 2010 WITH HER ENDORSEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-VOTOPS


INSTEAD,

BENACQUISTO WENT TO THE BARBEQUE.

MISSING A CANDIDATE'S FORUM,

HOSTED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ON SANIBEL.

ORGANIZERS SAY BENACQUISTO DECLINED. BECAUSE OF A FULL SCHEDULE IN TALLAHASSEE.

WE SPOKE WITH BENACQUISTO.

SHE SKIPPED ONE VOTE IN TALLAHASSEE.

HER CAMPAIGN SAYS. SHE CLEARED THAT WITH THE SENATE PRESIDENT.

SHE TELLS US. SHE COULDN'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY WITH PALIN. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-OC-BNR


IF YOU WANT A JOB, LISTEN UP.

HERTZ IS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES FOR ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

COMPANY REPS TELL US -- THEY'RE LOOKING FOR CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS AND TEAM LEADERS.

YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY.

JUST HEAD OVER TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM -- AND CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SR 80 ALERT-CLIP OC


WE HAVE A TRAFFIC ALERT IN LEE COUNTY. ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD. BETWEEN ORTIZ AVENUE AND ROYAL PALM PARK.

CREWS ARE REPLACING A POWER POLE. ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD.

WESTBOUND LANES ARE AFFECT. LESS THAN 30 MINUTES. FROM 9:30 A.M. TO NOON. Return to index of stories...


MONSTER JAM-TRX- 2 SH ANIBOX


MONSTER TRUCKS ARE JUMPING, SPINNING AND WEAVING THEIR WAY AROUND THE TRACKS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S ALL FOR THE MONSTER TRUCK JAM. HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND.

ABC7'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK, IS AT THE FLORIDA SPORTS PARK IN NAPLES.

WITH HOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY CAN BE PART OF THE ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE. Return to index of stories...


MONSTER JAM-PKG


LOOKLIVE

SS

Monster Jam

Florida Sports Park

Friday -- Sunday

Tickets start at $15

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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A NEW YORK METS SECOND BASEMAN IS A PROUD FATHER --

BUT HE'S UNDER FIRE.

HE'S TURNED INTO A TARGET FOR SOME SPORTS TALK RADIO HOSTS.

WHY THIS BASEBALL PLAYER MISSING A GAME.

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TZ1 A METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-2-SHOT


A NEW YORK METS PLAYER MISSED THE FIRST TWO GAMES OF THE SEASON WHEN HIS FIRST CHILD WAS BORN.

NOW HE'S FACING CRITICISM. FROM SPORTS RADIO.

BUT PLAYERS GET THREE DAYS FOR PATERNITY LEAVE.

PAULA FARIS HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


METS PLAYER'S PATERNITY LEAVE-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


SOME LEE COUNTY STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER FOR THE FINAL BELL.

WILL THIS CHANGE HELP STUDENTS PERFORM BETTER?

FIND OUT WHERE AND WHY THIS IS HAPPENING.

MANY OF YOU ARE BIG FANS OF THAT TAX HOLIDAY EVERY AUGUST.

WE COULD SEE EVEN MORE OF THOSE TAX BREAKS ON THINGS LIKE APPLIANCES AND EVEN GYM MEMBERSHIPS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THERE'S ONE MORE HURDLE THIS BILL WOULD NEED TO CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A LONGER SCHOOL DAY-VO


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TZ2B FL TAX HOLIDAYS-VO


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AMY'S EVENT-2SH-VO


IT WAS ALL ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN

DISCOVERING YOUR INNER GODDESS.

AMY LEADING THE WAY.

NOT SURE I'M A GODDESS. LITTLE TIRED

SOLD OUT EVENT IN NAPLES

BENEFITS THE VON LIEBIG ART CENTER. AND NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION

SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR KIDS

A NIGHT OF WOMEN'S ISSUES

GREAT SPEAKERS INCLUDING WHBM PRESIDENT

DONNA NOCHE

MORE ON AMY'S FACEBOOK. 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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


FL WARNING SHOTS-TRX-TC MON VO


THE SO-CALLED WARNING SHOT BILL. IS ONE SIGNATURE AWAY. FROM BECOMING FLORIDA LAW.

IT ALLOWS THE USE OF THREATS. LIKE FIRING A WARNING SHOT, INTO THE AIR.

THE FLORIDA SENATE PASSED THE BILL ON THURSDAY..

THE HOUSE GAVE IT'S APPROVAL TWO WEEKS AGO.

IT NOW GOES TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

LAWMAKERS SAY THE BILL SIMPLY CLARIFIES THE CURRENT LAW.

IT WAS INSPIRED BY. THE CASE OF MARISSA ALEXANDER.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS. AFTER SHE FIRED A WARNING SHOT DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING BILL-TRX-POP


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

LAWMAKERS ARE TACKLING A BILL THAT COULD IMPACT TOURISM BUSINESS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE FLORIDA SENATE APPROVED A PLAN TO CRACKDOWN ON THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY.

IT WOULD BAN PARASAILING WHEN WINDS STAY GUSTING AT 20 MILES PER HOUR.

OR WHEN LIGHTNING IS WITHIN SEVEN MILES.

SINCE 2001--- THERE HAVE BEEN 23 INJURIES AND SIX DEATHS CAUSED BY PARASAILING ACCIDENTS.

THE HOUSE VERSION OF THE BILL HAS ONE MORE COMMITTEE TO GO THROUGH BEFORE BEING HEARD BY THE WHOLE CHAMBER. Return to index of stories...


FL TAX HOLIDAYS-OC


ONCE STEP CLOSER. TO EVEN MORE TAX HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR.

IT'S ALL PART OF GOVERNOR SCOTT'S PLANS. TO CUT TAXES BY 500 MILLION DOLLARS, DURING THIS TERM.

EVERYTHING FROM SCHOOL SUPPLIES. ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES. HURRICANE PREPARATION SUPPLIES

EVEN GYM MEMBERSHIPS.

BUT.IT'S NOT A DONE DEAL JUST YET.

IT WILL BE FOUR SEPARATE TAX HOLIDAYS

IT PASSED THE FLORIDA HOUSE ALMOST UNANIMOUSLY THURSDAY. BUT STILL FACES THE SENATE.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT I95 WIDENING-OC


GOVERNOR SCOTT APPROVED A MAJOR EXPANSION PROJECT FOR I-95 -- IT RUNS ALONG FLORIDA'S EASTCOAST.

F-DOT CREWS SAY THERE IS ENOUGH FUNDING TO WIDEN THE INTERSTATE.

SCOTT ANNOUNCED THE 250-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.

I-95 WILL BE CHANGED TO SIX LANES FROM GEORGIA TO MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-TRX-OC


NAPLES. YOUR WATER IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

THE DISINFECTANT USED TO TREAT WATER IS CHANGING.

DIFFERENT TASTE AND COLOR.

PEOPLE ON KIDNEY DIALYSIS. SHOULD CONTACT THEIR MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY. TO SEE IF YOU NEED A SPECIAL FILTER.

STARTS MONDAY. AND GOES FOR A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


DOCK CONTROVERSY-TRX-VOTOPS


A 20 YEAR DEBATE IS HEATING UP IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S ALL OVER THE RIGHT TO BUILD A BOAT DOCK IN A CANAL IN THE SIESTA ISLE COMMUNITY.

NEIGHBORS DON'T WANT THE DOCK BECAUSE THEY SAY IT WILL CAUSE A NAVIGATION PROBLEM SINCE THE SPACE IS USED AS A TURNAROUND.

BUT THE PROPERTY OWNERS ATTORNEY SAYS THAT DOESN'T MATTER.

THEY WANT THE COUNTY TO APPROVE THE PROJECT- AND IF THEY DON'T-

THEY WANT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AS REIMBURSEMENT.

LEE COUNTY'S ATTORNEY RECOMMENDS COMMISSIONERS APPROVE THE DOCK ON APRIL 15TH. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAY-TRX-VOTOPS


SOME LEE COUNTY STUDENTS. WILL BE SPENDING A LOT MORE TIME IN THE CLASSROOM.

FOUR SCHOOLS RUN BY CHARTER SCHOOLS U-S-A. WILL START 30 MINUTES EARLIER.

IT'S TO HELP STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, PREPARE FOR NEW FLORIDA STANDARDS.

TEACHERS AT THE SCHOOLS, ARE PAID BASED ON PERFORMANCE.

SO IF STUDENTS DO BETTER. THEY EARN MORE MONEY.

THE NEW STANDARDS, BEGING NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


SOMETIMES IT CAN BE HARD TO GET OUT OF BED.

BUT THINK ABOUT THIS.

WHAT YOU DO IN BED. CAN RUIN YOUR SLEEP.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR PERFECT SLEEP--

WE HAVE SOME TIPS OF WHAT YOU SHOULDN'T DO

AND TWO THINGS YOU SHOULD DO.

PLUS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE. ARE SMOKING E-CIGARETTES.

BUT THEY'RE NOT HARMLESS.

IT FACT, THEY'RE POISONING SOME PEOPLE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A SLEEP HYGIENE TIPS-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B E CIGARETTE POISONING-VOTOPS


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SLEEP HYGIENE TIPS-2SH-VO


DO YOU FEEL GROGGY. WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TRAIN YOURSELF TO SLEEP

THERE'S SEVEN THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IN BED!

NO TEXTING, FACEBOOK, SOCIAL MEDIA

--95 PERCENT OF US DO IT. AND IT TAKES LONGER TO FALL ASLEEP

NO TV

NO TOSSING AND TURNING. IF YOU CAN'T SLEEP GET OUT OF BED!

NO WORK. TURN OFF YOUR BRAIN

NO PETS. THEY WAKE YOU UP

DON'T SWEAT. PERFECT SLEEP TEMP IS AROUND 67 DEGREES

DON'T SNOOZE

THE TWO THINGS YOU SHOULD BE DOING IN BED.

SLEEP.AND

YES. YOU GUESSED IT.

SEX. Return to index of stories...


MIGRAINE SOCIAL MEDIA-VO


IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH A MIGRAINE.

NOW LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE NOW SHARING THEIR PAIN ONLINE.

EXPERTS LOOKED AT THOUSANDS OF TWEETS. TO SEE WHO SUFFERS FROM MIGRAINES.

AMERICANS ACCOUNTED FOR OVER HALF OF THE TWEETS.

AND THREE QUARTERS WERE FEMALE.

THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF TWEETS, WERE ON MONDAY MORNINGS.

AND 44-PERCENT REPORTED THE HEADACHE IMMEDIATELY IMPACTED MOOD. Return to index of stories...


TOBACCO TV-VO


THE FALL IN SMOKING RATES,

OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS.

MAY BE LINKED TO LESS TOBACCO ON TV.

SINCE THE EARLY 1960'S, SMOKING AMONG AMERICAN ADULTS. HAS FALLEN BY AN AVERAGE OF TWO PACKS LESS PER ADULT -- PER YEAR.

EXPERTS SAY THE DROP IN T-V TOBACCO USE. HAD HALF AS MUCH IMPACT ON FALLING SMOKING RATES. AS THE HIGHER PRICE OF CIGARETTES. Return to index of stories...


E CIGARETTE POISONING-EANI-FLY


IT'S DESIGNED TO BE A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING --

BUT THE LIQUID INSIDE OF E-CIGARETTES IS TOXIC.

POISON CONTROL CENTERS REPORT AN INFLUX OF CALLS.

THEY SAY YOUNG CHILDREN ARE GETTING HURT -- JUST BY COMING INTO CONTACT WITH E-CIGARETTES.

ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS TOUCH OR SWALLOW THE LIQUID.

THE SIDE-EFFECTS INCLUDE NAUSEA, VOMITING AND EYE IRRITATION.

MORE THAN HALF OF THE CALLS INVOLVED CHILDREN AGE FIVE OR YOUNGER.

E-CIGARETTES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE CHILDPROOF AND WITH FLAVORS LIKE BANANA AND BUBBLE GUM -- THEY CAN BE APPEALING TO KIDS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


AN UNUSUAL STORY. YOU DON'T THINK OF WHEN IT COMES TO CHURCH.

PASTORS THROWING PUNCHES IN A FIGHT CLUB

AND CAGE FIGHTS IN CHURCH!

A GROUP OF PASTORS COMBINING CHRIST AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THEY THINK THIS WILL ENERGIZE THE CONGREGATION.

AND HE WASN'T CHARGED CRIMINALLY

BUT THE F-S-U QUARTERBACK IS BACK IN THE NEWS.WHY THE SCHOOL IN NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER THOSE ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S KEEPING SOME CUSTOMERS OUT OF THIS ICE CREAM SHOP. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B FSU UNDER INVESTIGATION IN JAMEIS WINSTON CA


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TZ4 C SAGGY PANTS BAN-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 EXCHANGE.

WALL STREET IS OPTIMISTIC. THE ECONOMY IS GETTING STRONGER

STOCKS ON TRACK, FOR THE BIGGEST GAINS IN 7 WEEKS.

GOOD REPORTS THIS WEEK.

STOCKS WERE DOWN A BIT YESTERDAY.

THIS MORNING.

FUTURES POINT TO MODERATE GAINS. Return to index of stories...


TS1) FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-BNC OC-VO


THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER. ENTERS A NEW PHASE TODAY.

TODAY STARTS THE UNDERWATER HUNT FOR MISSING FLIGHT 370.

U.S. NAVY EQUIPMENT IS LOOKING FOR THE BLACK BOXES.

AIR CREWS AND SHIPS, HAVE BEEN LOOKING, SINCE MARCH 8TH.

THE SHIPS WILL SCOUR. A TARGETED 150-MILE TRACK OF REMOTE OCEAN. FOR ANY PINGS FROM THE BLACK BOX. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FELON SEARCH-SS-VO


HERE'S A LOOK AT THE SUSPECT. ON THE RUN FROM AUTHORITIES IN FORT MYERS.

37 YEAR OLD. IDEL-FONSO SANTANA-GRAJALES IS WANTED FOR A SEXUAL BATTERY OFFENSE.

POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED LAST MONTH.

THEY WENT TO A HOUSE ON LORA STREET. WHERE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD FIND HIM THURSDAY NIGHT.

WHEN THEY DID.OFFICERS SAY THE FELON TOOK OFF RUNNING.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-OC-SS-VO


GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY?

A CHOICE DONNA BROWN HAS TO MAKE TODAY IN REGARDS TO HER DUI MANSLAUGHTER CASE.

TROOPERS SAY DONNA BROWN WAS DRUNK.

HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT

WHEN SHE HIT AND KILLED A MOTORCYLIST. THEN DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH.

LAST MAY. A TROOPER PULLED HER OVER AFTER HE SAW SPARKS COMING FROM HER S-U-V.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-TRX-TC MON


SOME CHRISTIAN PASTORS.MIXING FAITH & MARTIAL ARTS.

CAGE MATCHES AGAINST EACH OTHER.

THEY INSIST. FAITH AND FIGHTING GO TOGETHER.

BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES.

ABC'S DAN HARRIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-PKG


NATS: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS PASTOR VERSUS PASTOR!

NATS: TONIGHT WE GOTTA FIGHT, AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT JESUS TOMORROW WHEN

WE GO TO CHURCH.

THE NEW MOVIE "FIGHT CHURCH" RAISES THIS UNUSUAL QUESTION.

NATS: CAN YOU LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF AND THEN AT THE SAME TIME, KNEE

HIM IN THE FACE AS HARD AS YOU CAN?

IT'S A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PASTORS WHO PRACTICE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS WITH THEIR

PARISHIONERS.

"When Preston came up with the idea of having a fight club in the church, it

was an easy thing to say yes to."

"Tough guys need Jesus, too."

"We'll just be a couple of God-fearing men punching each other in the head."

AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE. THIS IS EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL. JESUS, AFTER ALL,

PREACHED NON-VIOLENCE. TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK.

SOT: THE TRADITIONS OF WHICH I'M A PART IS THAT WE LOVE EACH OTHER, AND THIS

AIN'T LOVE.

NATS OF PAUL BURRESS FROM MOVIE:

"jesus never quit jesus never tapped out he finished what he came to do"

BUT PASTOR PAUL BURRESS FEATURED IN THE MOVIE DEFENDS HIS UNLIKELY

EVANGELIZATION TECHNIQUES.

SOT PAUL BURRESS

"We don't fight out meaness we have no hate or bitterness in our heart"

SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS TODAY ARE FEATURED IN THE

FILM

SOT JON JONES "I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE IN THE POSITION I AM TODAY IF I WASN'T

A CHRISTIAN"

NATS: CHRISTIANITY HAS FEMINIZED MEN. IF WE WOULD RAISE OUR BOYS TO MEN,

THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS GO AWAY.

DESPITE THE CRITICS. THE PASTORS OF FIGHT CHURCH STAND BY THEIR MISSION.

SOT PAUL BURRESS

"We've been able to reach an awful lot of people that never would have

walked into a normal church service before but they'll come over and do some

fitness training or do some jujitsu" Return to index of stories...


PASTORS FIGHT CLUB-2-SHOT


THAT WAS DAN HARRIS WITH THAT REPORT.

AB LIB

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JUDGE JOE BROWN JUDGE APPOINTED TO HEAR CASE-VO


A FORMER CELEBRITY T-V JUDGE. CHARGED WITH CONTEMPT OF COURT NOW HAS A JUDGE ASSIGNED TO HIS CASE.

A JUDGE FOUND JOE BROWN IN CONTEMPT OF COURT ON MARCH 24TH AFTER HE WENT ON A RANT AGAINST THE JUDGE.

BROWN WAS REPRESENTING SOMEONE IN A CHILD SUPPORT CASE.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO FIVE DAYS IN JAIL.

ALL TEN OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT JUDGES *RE-CUSED THEMSELVES.

NOW SENIOR JUDGE PAUL SUMMERS IS ASSIGNED TO THE CASE.

BROWN'S T-V SHOW, CALLED "JUDGE JOE BROWN," WAS CANCELED LAST YEAR.

HE'S NOW RUNNING FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF SHELBY COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


MORE SUBPOENAS BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL-TRX-VO


MORE SUBPOENAS CAN BE ISSUED IN THE BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL.

THE NEW JERSEY STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE. INVESTIGATING THE LANE CLOSURES. MEETS AGAIN NEXT TUESDAY.

LAWMAKERS ARE PINPOINTING. DOCUMENTS FROM GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S OWN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.

IT CLEARED HIM COMPLETELY, LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FSU UNDER INVESTIGATION IN JAMEIS WINSTON CASE-TRX


**JAME-IS WINSTON'S NAME MAY BE CLEAR OF CRIMINAL CHARGES. BUT THE AFTERMATH OF RAPE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST WINSTON, ARE NOT QUITE OVER YET.

U-S-A TODAY REPORTS THAT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR POTENTIALLY VIOLATING *TITLE NINE LAWS IN ITS HANDLING OF THE WINSTON INVESTIGATION.

F-S-U MAY HAVE VIOLATED THE LAWS IF UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS MET WITH WINSTON. AND NOT HIS ACCUSER. PRIOR TO ITS INVESTIGATION.

F-S-U COULD POTENTIALLY LOSE PUBLIC FUNDING IF IT VIOLATED THESE LAWS IN ITS HANDLING OF THE WINSTON CASE. Return to index of stories...


RACIST PARKING TICKETS-OC SOTVO


STUDENTS IN TEXAS. ARE FIRED UP OVER FAKE, OFFENSIVE. PARKING TICKETS!

The offense is black people don't drive nice cars and that's really a closed minded and to me a racist thing to say you can't do anything nice we can't have nice things I don't know just disheartening is what it is."

THE FAKE TICKETS SAID "BLACK PEOPLE DON'T DRIVE NICE CARS."

SEVERAL PEOPLE AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY --

FOUND NOTES LIKES THAT ON THEIR CARS!

THEY REPORTED IT TO CAMPUS POLICE.

POLICE SAY THEY HAVE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT --

BUT ARE STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


INTERNET CAFE RAIDS -VO


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IS CRACKING DOWN ON INTERNET CAFES.

INVESTIGATORS SERVED 27 WARRANTS IN SIX COUNTIES.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR INTERNET CAFES - AS FRONTS FOR ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATIONS.

IN BREVARD COUNTY ALONE, INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED FIVE CAFÉ MANAGERS.

A LAW ESTABLISHED LAST SPRING, OUTLAWS THESE TYPES OF ESTABLISHMENTS. Return to index of stories...


SW ATTENDENCE DROP-OTS-VO


SEAWORLD IS SEEING LOW ATTENDANCE. AT ELEVEN THEME PARKS.

THE ORLANDO BASED COMPANY. SAW JUST ABOUT 3-MILLION PEOPLE. IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

THAT'S A 13-PERCENT DROP. FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

SEAWORLD HAS BEEN UNDER FIRE BY ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS. FOR TREATMENT OF ITS KILLER WHALES.

THE MOVE "BLACKFISH" EXPLORED ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


SKYDIVER DIES-VO


THIS IS JUST AWFUL.

AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK A WORLD SKY DIVING RECORD ENDS IN TRAGEDY.

POLICE SAY DIANA PARIS FROM GERMANY WAS KILLED AFTER HER PARACHUTE APPARENTLY MALFUNCTIONED.

SHE WAS PART OF A 222-PERSON GROUP IN ARIZONA TRYING TO BREAK THE WORLD RECORD FOR FORMATION SKYDIVING.

PARIS HAD COMPLETED SOME 15-HUNDRED SKYDIVES IN HER CAREER.

THE GROUP DID NOT SET THE RECORD DUE TO THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-2-SH


BIZARRE STORY OUT OF THE TAMPA AREA.

A DESK CLERK. AT AN APARTMENT BUILDING -- MISTOOK THE BODY OF A 96-YEAR-0LD WOMAN -- FOR A MANNEQUINN.

THE CLERK SAW THE BODY AS SHE TOOK A BREAK.

SHE ASKED TWO MEN TO HELP HER PUT IT IN THE DUMPSTER.

LATER THAT MORNING, A MAINTANCE WORKER FOUND THE BODY. Return to index of stories...


FL BODY MANNEQUINN MISTAKE-SOTVO


"Most people that are looking at this are going to assume that these people are all fools, but honestly it does appear that this was just an honest mistake," Puetz said.

THE WOMAN TOOK HER OWN LIFE.

THE CLERK AND DELIVERY WORKERS SAY THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ALL AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE.

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED. Return to index of stories...


WATER RESCUE-ANIBOX


MUST-SEE VIDEO,

BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR ---

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED A MAN FROM A TRUCK. CAUGHT IN A FLASH FLOOD THURSDAY. IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, MISSOURI.

A CREEK OVERFLOWED, AND TRAPPED HIM, IN HIGH WATER.

THE DRIVER CLIMBED ONTO THE WINDOW SILL, OF THE PASSENGER SIDE.

FIREFIGHTERS DROVE A TRUCK TO GET TO THE MAN. AND PULLED HIM TO SAFETY.

NOBODY WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


EMERGENCY LANDING-TRX-VOTOPS


A PLANE THAT TOOK OFF FROM FORT MYERS CAUSED QUITE THE COMMOTION IN ORLANDO.

ONE OF THE RUNWAYS IN ORLANDO HAD TO BE TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN WHEN THIS SMALL SILVER AIRWAYS JET HAD AN EMERGENCY LANDING.

THE PILOT FLEW VERY LOW SO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS COULD SEE IF A TIRE HAD BLOWN.

THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY. Return to index of stories...


YAHOO ENHANCES EMAIL SECURITY-TRX-VO


YOU CAN FEEL A LITTLE MORE SECURE. THE NEXT TIME YOU LOG ONTO YAHOO.

THE TECH COMPANY SAYS. IT HAS IMPROVED ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY. FOR E-MAIL AND HOMEPAGE.

MILLIONS OF YAHOO ACCOUNTS,

WERE HACKED IN THE PAST YEAR.

THEIR GOAL WAS TO BEEF UP ENCRYPTION BY MARCH 31-ST. Return to index of stories...


IRS PAYING OUT AVERAGE $2,831 TAX REFUND-VO


THE I-R-S IS CHURNING OUT SLIGHTLY BIGGER REFUNDS THIS YEAR.

THE AGENCY HAS ALREADY PAID OUT 73 MILLION TAX REFUNDS SO FAR. AVERAGING $2,831 PER PERSON

THAT'S A 1-POINT-5 PERCENT INCREASE FROM THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

SO FAR 91 MILLION RETURNS HAVE BEEN PROCESSED

91-PERCENT OF THEM WERE FILED ELECTRONICALLY.

REMEMBER YOU HAVE UNTIL TUESDAY, APRIL 15, TO FILE. Return to index of stories...


BANANA REPUBLIC LAWSUIT-OC-SS-OC


BANANA REPUBLIC FACES A LAWSUIT. FOR BAD SIGNS.

A MAN CLAIMS THE STORE LURES PEOPLE IN WITH 40% DISCOUNT SIGNS.

BUT NOT EVERYTHING IS ON SALE.

THE LAWSUIT CLAIMS THIS TAKES BUSINESS AWAY FROM COMPETITORS.

TO SAVE YOURSELF A SURPRISE AT THE COUNTER --

BE SURE TO READ THE FINE PRINT ON THE SIGN. Return to index of stories...


SAGGY PANTS BAN-VO


YOU'VE HEARD OF NOT GETTING SERVED FOR NOT HAVING A SHIRT OR SHOES ON --

BUT HOW ABOUT

PULL'EM UP - OR GET OUT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SIGN POSTED AT A JACKSONVILLE BUSINESS - THE OWNER OF "DREAMETTE ICE CREAM SHOPPE" MAKES IT CLEAR-- IF YOU'RE WEARING SAGGY PANTS - NO ICE CREAM FOR YOU!

THE OWNER SAYS THE REACTION HAS BEEN POSITIVE.

DREAMETTE HAS BEEN SERVING ICE CREAM FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?

WHAT DO YOU PREFER?

THE DEBATE CONTINUES ON WHAT'S THE HEALTHIEST.

RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LOT OF FARMER'S MARKETS. SELL TONS OF FRESH FOOD.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY DIETIANS SAY. YOU CAN GET THE SAME NUTRIENTS IN ALL THREE.

ON NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS----

WE TALK TO FIRE CHIEFS. ABOUT A NEW WAY TO TEAM UP.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THIS CAN HELP TIMES. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-2-SHOT


LOCAL FARMER'S MARKETS ARE SELLING FRESH PRODUCE.

BUT SOME EXPERTS SAY. JUST LOOK IN YOUR FREEZER OR CUPBOARD. ALL YEAR LONG.

SUSAN HENDRICKS EXPLAINS WHY. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-PKG


AH, JUST LOOK AT THESE VEGGIES AND FRUITS. PICKED AT THEIR PEAK OF FRESHNESS AND FLAVOR, ITS A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY YOUR PRODUCE. OVERALL, VEGETABLES FRESH FROM THE FARM AND JUST PICKED ARE HEALTHIEST. BUT SOMETIMES THEY SIT ON GROCER'S SHELVES. DIETITIANS SAY, IF YOU CAN'T GET TO A FARMER'S MARKET YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR FROZEN FOOD OR CANNED SECTION.

"Research shows that fresh, frozen and canned vegetables are nutritionally equivalent because of their time of harvest and processing."

THAT'S RIGHT, FROZEN AND CANNED VEGETABLES ARE GOOD FOR YOU, TOO, BECAUSE MOST ARE PACKED RIGHT AFTER PICKING, WHICH MEANS THEY ARE FULL OF NUTRIENTS.

"Vegetables picked at their peak time of ripeness retain more of their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants."

BUT BEWARE OF THE SALT, ESPECIALLY IN CANNED VEGGIES. TRY TO BUY THOSE WITHOUT SALT. AND KNOW THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE VEGETABLES. DON'T OVER BOIL THEM, NO MATTER WHAT FORM THEY ARE IN. INSTEAD.

"You want to cook vegetables in as little water as possible, so microwaving, steaming and stir frying are some of your best cooking methods." 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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-TRX-2 SH


THIS MORNING WE'VE GOT A PREVIEW. OF NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS.

AND THIS FRIDAY -- HOST JEFF LYTLE. JOINS US LIVE

JEFF, GOOD MORNING.

TALKING POINTS:

ORLY STOLTS, NORTH NAPLES FIRE CHIEF

RITA GREENBERG, BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE CHIEF

WHY SHOULD THEIR DISTRICTS MERGE INSTEAD OF JOINING WITH OTHERS? WHAT ROLE DOES AMBULANCE CARE PLAY?

MYRA DANIELS, FOUNDING CEO, NAPLES PHILHARMONIC

UPDATE ON AVE MARIA'S SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND MOTHER TERESA MUSEUM, AND THE SALVATION ARMY'S FRAN COHEN YOUTH CENTER.

BEN NELSON, BONITA SPRINGS MAYOR

BUSINESS BOOM; PROGRESS AT SHANGRI-LA RESORT? Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-4 SS


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DISTRICTS MERGE-VO


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NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-SOT


Nelson: I think that the Shangri-La….I think that they're just slowly but surely coming along. We put together a team there in Bonita Springs. That's what we do. We have an advocacy team that works and is helping them along through the process. They're supposedly here within the next few months…they're going to open to the….they're already open to the point where they can have offices.

Lytle: Yeah, we've seen that before.

Nelson: Yeah, we've seen that before. And now they're going to go ahead and they're going to make their next proposal which is to actually have some units several people can actually stay there on the place.

Lytle: How soon do we see that?

Nelson: I think before the end of the year. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-OC


JEFF THANKS.

REMEMBER YOU CAN CATCH 'NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS' WITH JEFF LYTLE THIS SUNDAY AT 10 AM,

RIGHT HERE ON ABC7. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


DUCK DYNASTY IS SUPER POPULAR. BUT TOOK A HIT. WITH AN ANTI-GAY CONTROVERSY.

THE SHOW STILL WENT ON.WITH A FEW MILLION LESS VIEWERS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S BRINGING THE ROBERTSON FAMILY. TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

DAVID LETTERMAN MAKES A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WILL CHANGE LATE TV FOREVER.

WE HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL-VO


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TZ 6 B DAVID LETTERMAN LEAVING-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...


DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL-VO


THE ROBERTSON FAMILY. FROM A&E'S DUCK DYNASTY. IS COMING TO GERMAIN ARENA.

THEY'LL BE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON MAY 18.

TO BENEFIT THE SALVATION ARMY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY AT 10 AM. FOR THE BENEFIT CONCERT NAMED "THE CALL: FAITH, FAMILY & FACIAL HAIR," Return to index of stories...


DAVID LETTERMAN LEAVING-OC-SOT-VO


THERE'S ANOTHER SHIFT IN THE FACE OF LATE NIGHT TELEVISION.

DAVID LETTERMAN SAYS HE IS RETIRING. NEXT YEAR AS THE HOST OF THE "LATE SHOW."

"in fact, we'll be wrapping things up and taking a hike."

HE HAS THE LONGEST RUNNING TENURE OF ANY LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST IN U-S TV HISTORY.

LETTERMAN HAS BEEN ON C-B-S FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS NOW --

AFTER COMING OVER FROM N-B-C.

HIS SHOW HAS WON 14 EMMYS

HIS CURRENT CONTRACT ON "LATE NIGHT" EXPIRES IN 20-15.

LETTERMAN -- TURNS 67 NEXT WEEK Return to index of stories...


MAD MEN LAST CALL-TRX-VOTOPS


AND IT'S LAST CALL FOR "MAD MEN."

THE CAST OF THE HIT CABLE SHOW. GOT TOGETHER IN LOS ANGELES. FOR THE PREMIERE OF THEIR FINAL SEASON.

THE ENDING IS A CLOSELY-GUARDED SECRET.

THE LAST SEASON BEGINS APRIL 13TH. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS BROWN TO FACE CHARGES-VO


MORE TROUBLE FOR CHRIS BROWN.

HE WILL FACE CHARGES FOR ASSAULT IN WASHINGTON, DC.

BROWN WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY U-S MARSHALS WHO WILL EXTRADITE HIM FROM LOS ANGELES TO DC.

THE SINGER AND HIS BODYGUARD ARE ACCUSED OF A HITTING A MAN OUTSIDE A WASHINGTON HOTEL LAST OCTOBER.

BROWN WAS SERVING TIME IN AN L.A. JAIL ON A PROBATION VIOLATION.

IF BROWN IS CONVICTED IN THE WASHINGTON CASE, HE COULD FACE ADDITIONAL PENALTIES AND MORE TIME BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-VOTOPS


THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER. ENTERS A NEW PHASE TODAY.

THE UNDERWATER HUNT FOR MISSING FLIGHT 370.

U.S. NAVY EQUIPMENT IS LOOKING FOR THE BLACK BOXES.

AIR CREWS AND SHIPS, HAVE BEEN LOOKING, SINCE MARCH 8TH.

THE SHIPS WILL SCOUR. A TARGETED 150-MILE TRACK OF REMOTE OCEAN. FOR ANY PINGS FROM THE BLACK BOX. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FELON SEARCH-SS-VO


HERE'S A LOOK AT THE SUSPECT. ON THE RUN FROM AUTHORITIES IN FORT MYERS.

37 YEAR OLD. IDELFONSO SANTANA-GRAJALES IS WANTED FOR A SEXUAL BATTERY OFFENSE.

POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED LAST MONTH.

THEY WENT TO A HOUSE ON LORA STREET. WHERE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD FIND HIM THURSDAY NIGHT.

WHEN THEY DID.OFFICERS SAY THE FELON TOOK OFF RUNNING.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-SS-VO


GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY?

A CHOICE DONNA BROWN HAS TO MAKE TODAY IN REGARDS TO HER DUI MANSLAUGHTER CASE.

TROOPERS SAY DONNA BROWN WAS DRUNK.

HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT

WHEN SHE HIT AND KILLED A MOTORCYLIST. THEN DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH.

LAST MAY A TROOPER PULLED HER OVER AFTER HE SAW SPARKS COMING FROM HER S-U-V.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-VOTOPS


IF YOU WANT A JOB, LISTEN UP.

HERTZ IS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES FOR ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

COMPANY REPS TELL US -- THEY'RE LOOKING FOR CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS AND TEAM LEADERS.

YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY.

JUST HEAD OVER TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM -- AND CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

please be sure to tease our next newscast

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...