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BREAKING NEWS CLIP FCOJ PRICES SOARING-TRX-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HL1) HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-VO-WIPE TZ4 A FBI RESCUE-VO-WIPE
HL2) DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO-WIPE TZ4 B DANGEROUS MOSQUITOS-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL3) FROZEN DRESS-VOTOPS TZ4 C CHARCO SUPER BOATS-VOTOPS
WX HL-WX WALL CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-2SHOT PUSH-VO-EANIBOX NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-REM-LIVE TS1) HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-VOTOPS
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-VOWIPE TS2) I75 CRASH-VOTOPS
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-SOTVO TS3) CA TOUR BUS-VOTOPS
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-REM-LIVE DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP
BODY IN POND-TRX-VOTOPS FBI RESCUE-VOTOPS 2SHOT POP
BODY IN POND-SOTVO FBI RESCUE-PKG
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP NICARAGUA EARTHQUAKE-VO
CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-2SHOT FORT HOOD SOLDIER VIGIL-VO
CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-PKG SEBELIUS RESIGNING-OTS VO
LEHIGH ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX-SSTOPS-VO OBAMA CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT-VO
I75 CRASH-OC ZMMAP-VO OC OBAMA TODAY-TRXVOTOPS
LEHIGH BURGLARS UPDATE-SS (2) VO WHITE HOUSE MILITARY CAREGIVERS-VO
DAYCARE CHILD KILLED-TRX-SOTVO DANGEROUS MOSQUITOS-VO
DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SS-VO DANGEROUS MOSQUITO SYMPTOMS-CG REVEAL
DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-VO-WIPE
STRANGER DANGER-POP-VO-WIPE CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-SSTOPS
STRANGER DANGER-SOTVO PARADE RD CLOSURES-SSTOPS
CRUISE SHIP MOLESTER-SS LEE CO BOATHOUSE JOB FAIR-VO
DONALD BYRD PLEA-VO CHARCO DEPUTY FUNERAL-VO
FDLE ARREST-SS-VO JIM REIF SERVICES-2SHOT-SS
GOV SCOTT IN FM-BNC-VO-WIPE TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
GOV SCOTT IN FM-2SOTVO-ONCAM TZ5 A MARRIED TO JESUS-VO-WIPE
CRIST SOLAR RALLY-VO-WIPE TZ5 B CHERRY BLOSSOMS-VOTOPS
DISTRICT 19 EARLY VOTING-SS-BNR WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
DISNEY RECEIPT CLEARS MAN OF MURDER-VO MARRIED JESUS?-2-SHOT PUSH
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT MARRIED JESUS?-PKG
TZ1 A ROYAL FAMILY-VOTOPS MARRIED JESUS?-2SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID CHERRY BLOSSOMS OUT-VOTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
ROYAL FAMILY-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
ROYAL FAMILY-PKG FORECAST-WX WALL
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TZ2 A PREVIEW OFFSPRING-VO TZ6 A WALKING THE WORLD-VO
TZ2 B COFFEE AND LIVER CANCER-VO TZ6 B FROZEN DRESS-VO
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
AMY IN THE MAGAZINE-VO WALKING THE WORLD-TC MON VOWIPE
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST WALKING THE WORLD-SOTVO-WIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL FROZEN DRESS ON EBAY-OC VO
FIRE WATCH CLIP-CLIP NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP
GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLLOW-OTS VO-WIPE NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-2SHOT-EANIBOX
PREVIEW OFFSPRING-VO NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-REMLIVE
APP FOR ALCOHOLICS-VO-OC NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-SS (3)
REGULAR EXERCISE AND LUNG DISEASE-VO NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-SOT
COFFEE AND LIVER CANCER-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS1) HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-VOTOPS
TZ3 A FLYING AROUND-VO-WIPE TS2) BODY IN POND-VOTOPS
TZ3 B ORANGE JUICE PRICES-VOTOPS TS3) I75 CRASH-VOTOPS
LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-OTS-VO TS4) CALIFORNIA TOUR BUS-VOTOPS
LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-ONCAM CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
FLYING AROUND IN THE US-POP VO  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN LEE COUNTY-

THIS MORNING-

INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO PIECE EVERYTHING TOGETHER.

ABC-7 TAKES YOU LIVE TO THE SCENE.

nats of girl singing this is crazy so call me maybe

TRAGICALLY KILLED IN A HIT AND RUN CRASH-

THIS MORNING-

THE MOTHER OF THIS LITTLE GIRL SPEAKS OUT.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS. IN THE FLORIDA DAYCARE CRASH.

THE ANIMATED FILM FROZEN HAS KIDS BEGGING FOR A CERTAIN DRESS.

THE PROBLEM IS-

MOST STORES ARE SOLD OUT!

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE LENGTHS PARENTS ARE GOING TO.

IN ORDER TO FIND THE DRESS! Return to index of stories...


HL1) HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-VO-WIPE


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HL2) DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO-WIPE


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HL3) FROZEN DRESS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-2SHOT PUSH-VO-EANIBOX


AN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES THIS MORNING.

AFTER HUMAN REMAINS WERE FOUND,

IN THE WOODS OFF COLONIAL BOULEVARD.

GOOD MORNING ,

I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

THE REMAINS WERE FOUND THURSDAY.

ABC7 CREWS WATCHED AS NEARLY A DOZEN INVESTIGATORS WALK INTO THE WOODS IN BOOTS --

WITH SHOVELS AND CAMERAS.

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY IS OUT ON THE SCENE-

WITH THE VERY LATEST FOR US THIS MORNING.

SAM- Return to index of stories...


HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-REM-LIVE


CHANCE AMY GOOD MORNING.

RIGHT NOW MULTIPLE CRIME SCENE UNITS ARE ON SCENE. IN THE LAST HALF HOUR THEY SET UP A TARP---BLOCKING OUR VIEW OF WHAT THEY ARE BRINGING OUT OF THE WOODS HERE.

A LOT OF QUESTIONS THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW THERE WAS A BODY DISCOVERED YESTERDAY----

WE ARE ACROSS FROM THE FORUM SHOPS HERE--- BUT THE EXACT AREA WHERE THIS BODY WAS FOUND IS SWAMPY WITH THICK WOODS.

ITS UNCLEAR HOW LONG THIS BODY HAS BEEN HERE AND HOW ANYBODY DISCOVERED IT.

WE KNOW INVESTIGATORS WILL GO INCH BY INCH IN THE NEARBY AREA LOOKING FOR CLUES TO HOW THIS PERSON MAY HAVE ENDED UP HERE OR DIED.

BUT THE SWAMP AND THICK MUCK DO NOT MAKE IT EASY.

WE ARE STAYING ON TOP OF THIS STORY AND-- WE WILL BRING YOU THE LATEST AS SOON AS WE GET IT.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS SAM SWEENEY ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-VOWIPE


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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-SOTVO


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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND LIVE-REM-LIVE


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BODY IN POND-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE-

INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY A BODY. FOUND IN A POND. AT COLLEGE POINTE APARTMENTS.

NEIGHBORS FOUND A BODY FLOATING.

AND THIS MORNING, NEW DETAILS.

NEIGHBORS SAY DEPUTIES FOUND A PURSE, SHOES, AND A BOTTLE OF ALCOHOL IN THE BUSHES NEARBY.

IT LOOKED LIKE THE BODY OF A YOUNG WOMAN. Return to index of stories...


BODY IN POND-SOTVO


SOT

02:10-02:25 "Her purse, shoes. So it looked like an accident. Yeah it looked like she deliberately took her shoes off and put her purse on the side and got in the water. I doubt that its foul play. Because we didn't hear anything and we live right by the lake."

DEPUTIES HAVEN'T CONFIRMED. IF THIS WAS A MAN OR A WOMAN.

THEY SAY-

THEY DON'T THINK IT WAS VIOLENT.

AND THAT SHE DOES NOT LIVE AT THE COMPLEX. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-2SHOT


THIS MORNING, FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WILL TAKE OVER THE INVESTIGATION INTO

A DEADLY TOUR BUS CRASH IN CALIFORNIA.

A FED EX TRUCK. SLAMMED INTO A BUS FULL OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. ABOUT 100 MILES NORTH OF SACRAMENTO.

KILLING AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE -- INCLUDING THE DRIVERS OF BOTH THE TRUCK AND THE BUS,

PLUS EIGHT PASSENGERS ON THAT BUS.

ABC'S MARY BRUCE IS NEAR THE SCENE IN ORLAND, CALIFORNIA -- WITH THE

LATEST ON THE ACCIDENT THAT ENDED IN A FIERY EXPLOSION. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-PKG


PKG SCRIPT:

This is all that's left of the vehicles involved in a horrible accident on a

California highway.

At least ten people were killed and dozens injured when a Fed-Ex truck hit a

car and smashed head-on into a charter bus Thursday afternoon.

AUDIO SOT - unidentified eyewitness

"WE HEARD A LARGE SONIC BOOM / AND THE WHOLE HOUSE SHOOK. THE TOUR BUS

SHOOK. THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT OF THE TOUR BUS."

AUDIO MOS -

"A LOT OF PEOPLE BEGGING AND SCREAMING FOR HELP."

MOS unidentified witness

"HE WAS SCREAMING FOR HELP. HE WAS SCREAMING DON'T LET ME DIE, HELP ME."

The vehicles went up in smoke. This huge fireball shutting down traffic on

Interstate 5 about an hour and a half north of Sacramento.

The bus was carrying high school students and chaperones.

SOT Tommy Chang

"THESE ARE STUDENTS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN A COLLEGE TRIP ON THE WAY TO

HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY."

AUDIO SOT

"PEOPLE WERE JUST PANICKING SO THEY WERE LIKE THROWING THEMSELVES OUT THE

WINDOW."

Police and ambulances rushed to the scene.

First responders set up a triage.

Injured students were helped away from the wreckage. Some walked on their

own. Others had to be carried.

The California Highway Patrol says the Fed-Ex truck was headed South on the

highway when it crossed the center divider.

It's not clear why the truck went over the divider.

SOT Mark Rosekind, NTSB

"WE'LL INVESTIGATE THE HUMAN, MACHINE, ENVIRONMENT. COLLECT PERISHABLE

INFORMATION, THAT GOES AWAY VERY QUICKLY."

Overnight, Fed Ex released this statement: Our thoughts and prayers are

with everyone involved in the tragic accident on I-5 in California. We are

cooperating fully with authorities as they investigate.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims. But we know both the

drivers of the truck and bus were killed. An NTSB go-team will arrive at

the scene of the crash this morning.

Mary Bruce, ABC News, California. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ROLLOVER CRASH-TRX-SSTOPS-VO


TWO PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A ROLLOVER CRASH. ON 17TH STREET.

AFTER ANOTHER CAR PULLED OUT FROM ANOTHER STREET.

CAUSING THE FIRST CAR TO LOSE CONTROL AND ROLL OFF THE ROAD HTITING A POWER POLE.

THE PASSENGER WAS EJECTED. AND SHE WAS TRAUMA ALERTED TO LEE MEMORIAL.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THERE ARE ANY CHARGES. AND HOW THE VICTIMS ARE DOING THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


I75 CRASH-OC ZMMAP-VO OC


A PREGNANT WOMAN. FLEW OUT OF A MINIVAN. ON I-75 TURSDAY.

SHE'S RECOVERING THIS MORNING. ALONG WITH HER 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER ,WHO WAS ALSO EJECTED.

ALL OF THIS HAPPENED ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY. ABOUT 30 MILES EAST OF NAPLES.

TROOPERS TELL US,

THE FATHER WAS DRIVING AND LOST CONTROL.

THE MINI-VAN FLIPPED IN THE MEDIAN.

HE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

WE KNOW THE FATHER. HECTOR SEBASTIAN - MATIAS WAS ARRESTED. FOR NOT HAVING A DRIVERS LICENSE.

THE WOMAN AND HER DAUGHTER, ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BURGLARS UPDATE-SS (2) VO


AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU MONDAY-

WE KNOW HAVE THE NAMES OF TWO SUSPECTS IN CONNECTION TO MONDAY'S DAYTIME HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

MARTHA HELTON OF LABELLE AND VINCENT MONTILONGO OF LEHIGH ACRES ARE ON THE RUN THIS MORNING.

THEY ARE SUSPECTED IN THE MONDAY BURGLARY OF this LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE WHERABOUTS OF THESE TWO-

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CHILD KILLED-TRX-SOTVO


nats of girl singing this is crazy so call me maybe

THAT'S LILY-

SHE'S THE LITTLE GIRL WHO DIED IN A TRAGIC HIT AND RUN CRASH ON WEDENSDAY IN WINTER PARK.

THE 24 HOUR MANHUNT IS NOW OVER.

POLICE HAVE THE MAN THEY SAY CRASHED INTO A CAR THAT CRASHED INTO A DAYCARE. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SS-VO


ROBERT COR-CHADO TURNED HIMSELF IN TODAY.

HE'S CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A DEADLY CRASH.

COR-CHADO'S BEING HELD ON 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

ORANGE COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY-

14 PEOPLE WERE HURT.

THE GIRL. LILY WHO DIED-

WAS FOUR YEARS OLD.

ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

WE ARE HEARING FROM LILLY'S MOM.

LISTEN RIGHT HERE-- Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO


"She was a princess and a superhero at the same time. She would run around in a tutu, waving a sword. She was just incredible and she's gone.

LILY ALSO LEAVES BEHIND A 7-YEAR-OLD BROTHER.

WHO SAYS HE WANTS TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE WHEN HE GROWS UP-

SO HE CAN GO BACK IN TIME TO SAVE HIS LITTLE SISTER. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-POP-VO-WIPE


ISTRANGER DANGER IN FORT MYERS.

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN. WHO APPROACHED A YOUNG BOY AND OFFERED HIM MONEY.

AFRAID TO WALK TO HIS SCHOOL BUS STOP-

THAT BOY IS LIVING IN FEAR THIS MORNING.

LUCAS DELISCA, IS TEN.

HE SAYS A MAN IN A BLACK PICKUP TRUCK,

PULLED UP TO HIS BUS STOP. ON EVANS AVENUE.

ACCORDING TO LUCAS, THE MAN TRIED TO GIVE HIM TWO DOLLARS.

HE SAID NO.

THE MAN DEMANDED HE TAKE IT,

AND EVEN GOT OUT OF THE TRUCK.

THAT'S WHEN LUCAS SAYS HE RAN HOME. Return to index of stories...


STRANGER DANGER-SOTVO


"I was like terrified and my legs were like quivering with fear."

OFFICERS ARE STEPPING UP PATROLS. IN THE AREA.

THEY'RE TRYING TO FIND THE MAN,

AND THE TRUCK.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP MOLESTER-SS


A DISNEY CRUISE LINE CREW MEMBER. IS CHARGED WITH MOLESTING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL.

OFFICERS ARRESTED. AHMED SOFYAN. ON THURSDAY, WHILE THE SHIP WAS DOCKED IN PORT CANAVERAL.

DISNEY ALSO FIRED HIM,

AND APOLOGIZED FOR THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


DONALD BYRD PLEA-VO


A NAPLES MAN HAS PLED. NO CONTEST TO ONE COUNT OF "CHILD STEALING."

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

DONALD BYRD WAS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN STATE PRISON.

BYRD KIDNAPPED HIS OWN GRANDSON BACK IN 20-11.

HE WAS ON THE RUN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS.

THE TWO WERE FOUND HIDING INSIDE A SOUTH CAROLINA APARTMENT LAST AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


FDLE ARREST-SS-VO


ABC-7 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION,

ABOUT A RAID. ON A HOUSE IN NAPLES WEDNESDAY.

THIS MAN -- THOMAS WELCH WAS ARRESTED.

HE APPEARED BEFORE A COLLIER COUNTY JUDGE ON THURSDAY.

HE'S WANTED ON A WARRANT IN LEE COUNTY.

HE'S ACCUSED OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND RACKETEERING.

ABC 7 CAMERAS ROLLED. AS STATE AGENTS TOOK BAGS OF EVIDENCE. AND A COMPUTER FROM HIS HOME ON POINICIANA DRIVE. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT IN FM-BNC-VO-WIPE


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCED 30 MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

SCOTT WAS IN FORT MYERS AT 21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY.

WITH THE FUNDING --

CURRENT CANCER CENTERS WILL BE CLOSER TO ACHIEVING A NATIONAL DESIGNATION TO RESEARCH THE DISEASE.

THE GOAL IS TO MAKE FLORIDA A LEADER IN CANCER TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT IN FM-2SOTVO-ONCAM


Gail Johns/Cancer Survivor

25:03 you forget the pain and remember the good parts and you always have to look forward to the good parts and you have to have something to look forward to 14

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

23:56 we want to constantly improve it, we are going to unfortunately have patients that continue to have cancer but we want to make sure they have the best care. 24:05

GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS HE'S CONFIDENT THE INCREASE WILL PASS THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

TODAY. GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS BACK IN FORT MYERS.

HE'LL ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

WE'LL BE THERE FOR HIS APPEARANCE AT ALLEN PARK ELEMENTARY. IN LESS THAN AN HOUR AT 10 A.M. Return to index of stories...


CRIST SOLAR RALLY-VO-WIPE


*FORMER* FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST,

WENT TO THE STATE CAPITOL --

TALKING SOLAR ENERGY.

ON THURSDAY, PLAYING OFF THE "SUNSHINE STATE" THEME--

THE CROWD URGED STATE LAWMAKERS. TO INVEST MORE IN SOLAR ENERGY.

THEY SAY FEWER SOLAR PANELS WERE INSTALLED IN FLORIDA, LAST YEAR THAN BACK IN 2010 --

EVEN THOUGH THE COST OF THE TECHNOLOGY HAS GONE DOWN. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 EARLY VOTING-SS-BNR


LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW-

EARLY VOTING FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL PRIMARY STARTS.

YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY.

EARLY VOTING GOES EVERY DAY FROM TOMORROW THROUGH NEXT SATURDAY.

POLL STATIONS ARE OPEN FROM 10 A-M TO 6 P-M.

LOOKING FOR THE CLOSEST POLLING STATION?

WE PUT A LINK TO OUR WEBSITE-

JUST HEAD ON OVER TO ABC-7 DOT COM.

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DISNEY RECEIPT CLEARS MAN OF MURDER-VO


A RECIEPT FROM DISNEY PROVES A MAN'S INNOCENCE-

AFTER SPENDING 25 YEARS IN PRISON-

FALSELY CONVICTED OF MURDER.

JONATHAN FLEMING ALWAYS SAID --

HE WAS ON A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD, WITH HIS FAMILY AT THE TIME OF THE KILLING.

THE JURY DIDN'T BELIEVE HIM.

WELL NOW, INVESTIGATORS JUST CAME ACROSS A RECEIPT.

IT SHOWS FLEMING PAYING A HOTEL BILL IN ORLANDO --

JUST FOUR HOURS BEFORE THE MURDER IN BROOKLYN.

HE'S EXONERATED.

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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


ABC-7 IS FOLLOWING THE ROYAL FAMILY THIS MORNING.

AND THERE IS NOTHING DANTY ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING RIGHT NOW!

WHY THE ROYAL COUPLE IS BATTLING IT OUT-

AND GOING HEAD TO HEAD IN A RACE!

WE'RE TAKING YOU TO NEW ZEALAND NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A ROYAL FAMILY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP


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ROYAL FAMILY-2-SHOT


ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE ARE GOING HEAD TO HEAD, COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER IN A YACHT RACE!

THIS IS HAPPENING DURING THEIR THREE WEEK TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA.

ABC'S CECILIA VEGA IS WITH THE ROYAL COUPLE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


ROYAL FAMILY-PKG


SCRIPT:

THERE WAS NOTHING DAINTY ABOUT THIS.

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS DUKING IT OUT IN AMERICA'S CUP SAILBOATS THIS MORNING.

. A ROYAL BATTLE ROYALE

Will and Kate neck and neck in a competition right here but the real

competition out on these waters right now? These guys all trying to get the

perfect shot.

AND THEY GOT IT.

KATE. CASUAL IN SKINNY JEANS AND A BALL CAP. WORKING HARD TO BEAT THE

FUTURE KING OF ENGLAND.

WHICH SHE DID. TWICE.

WILLIAM PROVED TO BE NO MATCH.

KATE SHRUGGING OFF HER ROYAL RIVAL. AND WILLIAM?

SOT WILL

"we were sabotaged"

CV He said we gotta make sure we win?

Brad: yeah we gotta make sure we win or do whatever it takes-unfortunately

that wasn't the end result today.

CV: So what was it like having her on? Was she actually talking and working?

Raynour: Yes, she spent a lot of time in this part of the boat which is the

after guard section and we pretty much had her on the wheel the whole time

IT MAY HAVE BEEN A CASE OF ROYAL REVENGE. KATE LOSING TO WILL THREE YEARS

AGO DURING THESE RACES IN CANADA.

SOT EXPERT - VICTORIA-

"They're both really sporty. They're action people and they love to get

involved"

WHILE MOM AND DAD WERE SHOWBOATING

THE REAL STAR OF THIS SHOW. WAS WITH HIS NANNY BACK AT THE MANSION WHERE

HE HAD HIS ROYAL PLAYDATE EARLIER THIS WEEK. THE PROTECTIVE

PARENTS ONLY ALLOWING BABY GEORGE TO MAKE THREE MORE BRIEF PUBLIC

APPEARANCES DURING THEIR TOUR DOWN UNDER

THERE ARE ALSO ROYAL DUTIES TO COMPLETE. AND LOYAL SUBJECTS TO MEET.

BUT THIS DAY WAS ALL ABOUT ONE THING: THOSE ON TEAM WILL.THOSE ON TEAM

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


WOULD YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR BABY. BEFORE THEY'RE EVEN CONCEIVED?

NEW TECHNOLOGY IS GIVING YOU A SNEAK PEAK-

OR A GENE PEAK!

PLUS-

A CUP OF COFFEE A DAY-

KEEPS THIS DISEASE AWAY!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS.

AND YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING IT. IF YOU AREN'T A COFFEE DRINKER. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A PREVIEW OFFSPRING-VO


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TZ2 B COFFEE AND LIVER CANCER-VO


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ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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AMY IN THE MAGAZINE-VO


HAPPY FRIDAY!

HAVE YOU SEEN THE LATEST GRANDEUR MAGAZINE

OUR OWN AMY MAKING A BIG SPLASH

FOR HER CLOSET

SHE WAS A BIT STRESSED

AMY ---IT'S SUCH AN HONOR.

BUT TO ALLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS IN YOUR CLOSET IS STRESSFUL

FEATURED FOR HER FASHION.

ON AND OFF THE AIR

CHANCE: AMY DOES A LOT OF EVENTS. A LOT OF DRESSES

LOVE A BIG BALLGOWN. KINDA MY SIGNATURE

CHANCE: HUFFLES AND PUFFLES

SECRET TO AFFORDABLE FASHION--THE OUTLETS AND RENT THE RUNWAY

CHECK IT OUT ON AMY'S FACEBOOK PAGE Return to index of stories...


CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


We're on track to see a classic spring day across Southwest Florida for our Friday, featuring plenty of warmth and sunshine.

Today will likely be a touch warmer than Thursday as our daytime highs peak in the mid 80s for most of the region.

With our winds out of the east, expect mostly sunny weather to dominate our Southwest Florida sky through the day with just a little cloud cover mixing in with sunshine.

Humidity levels will continue to stay relatively low for now, which will certainly keep the comfort level of the air feeling nice and comfortable.

The atmosphere is far to dry and stable to mention any significant rain chance, and most of us should end up staying dry through the weekend with rain chances only at 20%.

The main focus over the weekend will be temperatures as the warming trend continues across Southwest Florida. Daytime highs over the weekend will climb into the mid to upper 80s, and a few locations may even flirt with 90 degrees by Sunday afternoon.

Looking ahead to next week, the next decent chance for rain will come in the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame as a weak cool front slides down the Florida peninsula.

This next front won't be as strong as the last one, so don't expect much of a cool down once it passes by the second half of the week. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WATCH CLIP-CLIP


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GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLLOW-OTS VO-WIPE


AN UPDATE TO A FIRE THAT DESTROYED A HOME IN GOLDEN GATE LATE WEDNESDAY.

ABC-7 IS GETTING A LOOK INSIDE.

THE FAMILY TELLS ABC-7 -- THE MOTHER WAS AT A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF THEIR SONS.

THE FATHER SAYS HE WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO FIX THE WIPERS ON HIS CAR.

THAT'S WHEN THEIR FOUR-YEAR-OLD TWINS AND 10-YEAR-OLD SON WERE ALONE INSIDE.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG BEFORE THE HOME WAS ON FIRE.

EVERYONE IS DOING O-K RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE STAYING WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS -- UNTIL THEY FIND A NEW HOME. Return to index of stories...


PREVIEW OFFSPRING-VO


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE. A GENETIC PREVIEW OF YOUR OWN BABY?

BEFORE YOU'RE PREGNANT.

ONE COMPANY CLAIMS.

IT CAN HELP WOMEN, USING A SPERM BANK. WITH 'GENE PEEKS'.

IT COMPARES THE GENETICS FROM THE SPERM DONOR WITH A WOMAN.

THE COMPANY SCREENS FOR GENETIC COMPATIBILITY,

AND HELPS AVOID MIXING GENES, LEADING TO A DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


APP FOR ALCOHOLICS-VO-OC


NEW SMARTPHONE APPS ARE HELPING RECOVERING ALCOHOLICS.

-- WORKING LIKE ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.

"A-CHESS" PROVIDES A SUPPORT SYSTEM AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON.

IF A RECOVERING ADDICT CAN'T GET TO AN A-A MEETING --

THEY CAN SPEAK TO A COUNSELOR OVER THE PHONE. GET RESEARCH. OR LOG ON TO A DISCUSSION BOARD.

THE APP ALSO SENDS A SPONSOR A RED FLAG IF SOMEONE IS GETTING CLOSE TO "DANGER ZONES" LIKE BARS. Return to index of stories...


REGULAR EXERCISE AND LUNG DISEASE-VO


IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET REGULAR EXERCISE-

ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE LUNG DISEASE-

IT COULD REDUCE THEIR RISK OF GOING TO THE HOSPITAL.

C-O-P-D. IS A PROGRESSIVE LUNG DISEASE. CAUSING AIRFLOW BLOCKAGES AND BREATHING PROBLEMS.

BUT A NEW STUDY FINDS. PATIENTS WHO EXERCISED AT LEAST 150 MINUTES A WEEK,

ARE LESS LIKELY TO GO BACK TO THE HOSPITAL, WITHIN 30 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


COFFEE AND LIVER CANCER-VO


IT'S SUPRISING WHAT A CUP OF COFFEE CAN DO-

IT COULD PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING LIVER CANCER.

RESEARCHERS SAY A LONG-TERM STUDY OF OVER 180-THOUSAND ADULTS REVEALED DRINKING ONE CUP OF COFFEE A DAY WAS LINKED TO A 29-PERCENT LOWER RISK OF LIVER CANCER.

COMPARED TO DRINKING LESS CUPS A WEEK.

AND PEOPLE WHO DRANK FOUR CUPS OF COFFEE A DAY. HAD AN EVEN LOWER RISK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


PLANNING ON TRAVELLING SOON?

WE HAVE WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-

AND WHAT AIRLINES TO LOOK OUT FOR-

BEFORE HITTING THE AIRWAYS.

PLUS-

YOUR BREAKFAST MIGHT BE GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE!

WHY ORANGE JUICE PRICES ARE ON THE RISE-

AND WHY THE PROBLEM,

STARTED RIGHT HERE, IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A FLYING AROUND-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B ORANGE JUICE PRICES-VOTOPS


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LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-OTS-VO


A DEVELOPING STORY,

COMING OUT OF ESTERO THIS MORNING.

IT'S UNLIKELY A HOSPITAL IS COMING TO THE AREA-

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS. HAS BEEN PUSHING TO BUILD AN 80 BED HOSPITAL. JUST SOUTH OF COCONUT POINT MALL.

BUT LAST WEEK --

A JUDGE RECOMMENDED THE STATE VOTE DOWN THE PROPOSAL.

NOW- LEE MEMORIAL IS LOOKING AT OTHER OPTIONS,

INCLUDING A DESTINATION HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY. PAID FOR BY A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-ONCAM


HOSPITAL STAFF IS ALREADY WORKING ON A NEW CONCEPT.

THEY'LL WORK WITH ESTERO AND BONITA LEADERS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN --

THEN PRESENT THEIR IDEAS, AT A BOARD MEETING IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


FLYING AROUND IN THE US-POP VO


DO YOU HAVE ANY TRAVEL PLANS?

ABC-7 HAS SOME GOOD NEWS AND SOME BAD NEWS FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

THE BAD NEWS IS THAT U.S. AIRLINES POSTED. *TERRIBLE* ON-TIME NUMBERS AND RECORD CANCELATIONS IN FEBRUARY.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT NO U.S. FLIGHTS WERE STUCK ON AIRPORT TARMACS FOR MORE THAN THE THREE HOURS.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAIWAII I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU-

HAIWAIAN AIRLINES HAS THE BEST ON-TIME RATING.

THAT'S FOLLOWED BY DELTA AND US AIRWAYS. Return to index of stories...


FCOJ PRICES SOARING-TRX-VOTOPS


O-J PRICES HIT TWO-YEAR HIGHS,

BECAUSE THE FLORIDA CROP. HAS BEEN HIT HARD BY THE COLD WINTER, AND DISEASE.

LOWEST HARVEST IN 24 YEARS.

FLORIDA'S ORANGE INDUSTRY. HAS 66 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL U.S. MARKET SHARE.

ABOUT 95 PERCENT OF OUR STATE'S ORANGE CROP IS USED FOR JUICE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


IT WAS A DARING RESCUE MADE BY THE F-B-I.

SAVING A KIDNAPPED MAN.

ABC-7 IS LEARNING THE BIZARRE MOTIVE--

BEHIND THE VIOLENT KIDNAPPING.

PLUS A NEW THREAT TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

WHY YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR CERTAIN MOSQUITOS-

CARRYING A DISEASE.

TO CAN PARALYZE PEOPLE.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STAY SAFE.

PLUS IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR-

TIME FOR THE SUPERBOAT RACES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY!

WE'LL TELL YOU-

WHEN YOU NEED TO GO-

WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A FBI RESCUE-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B DANGEROUS MOSQUITOS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C CHARCO SUPER BOATS-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.

A DISMAL DAY IN THE MARKETS.

INVESTORS TURNED AGAINST BIO-TECH COMPANIES. INTERNET. AND OTHER ONCE-SOARING STOCKS.

THE NASDAQ HAD THE WORST DAY SINCE 2011.

THE DOW ALSO DROPPED BIG TIME.

THIS MORNING,

FUTURES POINT TO SOME RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-VOTOPS


TODAY. LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES WILL CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO HUMAN REMAINS. FOUND IN THE WOODS.

THEY WERE DISCOVERED OFF OF COLONIAL BOULEVARD THURSDAY.

ABC7 CREWS WATCHED AS NEARLY A DOZEN INVESTIGATORS COVERED THE AREA IN BOOTS. WITH SHOVELS AND CAMERAS.

WE'RE BACK OUT THERE WITH THEM THIS MORNING. TO SEE WHAT THEY FIND. Return to index of stories...


TS2) I75 CRASH-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. A MAN IS ARRESTED. AFTER A TERRIBLE CRASH ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY THURSDAY.

HIS PASSENGER. A PREGNANT WOMAN WAS THROWN OUT OF THE MINIVAN, ALONG WITH HER 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. ABOUT 30 MILES EAST OF NAPLES.

TROOPERS TELL US,

THE FATHER WAS DRIVING AND LOST CONTROL.

HE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. AND WAS ARRESTED FOR NOT HAVING A DRIVERS LICENSE.

THE WOMAN AND GIRL, ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CA TOUR BUS-VOTOPS


AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD AFTER A FIERY CRASH INVOLVING A BUS AND A FED EX TRUCK IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE CHARTER BUS WAS CARRYING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TOUR.

THE BUS AND TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS ARE AMONG THE DEAD.

HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE FED EX TRUCK AND THE BUS COLLIDED AND BOTH VEHICLES BURST INTO FLAMES.

AT LEAST 35 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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FBI RESCUE-VOTOPS 2SHOT POP


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THAT DARING RESCUE BY THE F-B-I --

SAVING A KIDNAPPED NORTH CAROLINA MAN.

WE ARE NOW LEARNING THE MOTIVE BEHIND

THE BIZARRE KIDNAPPING -- IT WAS ALL BECAUSE OF HIS DAUGHTER'S JOB.

ABC'S

MARTHA RADDATZ IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST RIGHT NOW Return to index of stories...


FBI RESCUE-PKG


SCRIPT:

April 5th Frank Janssen -- a 63 year old military contractor living in North

Carolina -- assaulted and snatched right from his doorstep, tased, stuffed

into a car and driven over 400 miles to Atlanta.

April 7th, 1:51am

Janssen's wife receives terrifying text messages saying

-- her husband is in the trunk of a car on the way to California

-- they threaten that if police are called they will send her

husband back "in 6 boxes"

-- they began demanding help for habitual felon Kelvin Melton,

locked up in a North Carolina prison.

It was Janssen's daughter Colleen who put Melton behind bars.

SOT FBI

MELTON WAS PREVIOUSLY PROSECUTED BY FRANK JANSSEN'S DAUGHTER WHO IS AN

ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY. AS A RESULT, MELTON RECEIVED A STATE SENTENCE

OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE.

But a cellphone Melton allegedly smuggled into the prison would be his

undoing.

The FBI begins desperately tracking the threatening text messages and

cellphone logs including calls made to and from Melton's prison cell.

April 9th, 12:19am

The kidnappers send another text to Janssen's wife, this one with a photo

showing Frank Janssen tied to a chair. "if you cannot tell me where my

things are at tomorrow, says a text, I will start torchering "

8:20pm

The FBI intercepts a terrifying call from the suspected kidnappers,

--"Get a bag over his head, and stuff something in his mouth."

-- " Don't leave any DNA behind."

The calls are traced to this apartment complex in Atlanta.

11:55pm

The FBI elite hostage rescue team sweeps in

SOT NEIGHBOR

I JUST HEARD A LOT OF EXPLOSIONS AND BOOMS

moments later, without a shot being fired Janssen is free Return to index of stories...


NICARAGUA EARTHQUAKE-VO


MORE THAN 20 ARE INJURED THIS MORNING AFTER A POWERFUL QUAKE IN WESTERN NICARAGUA.

SOME OF THEM WERE WOUNDED BY FALLING CEILINGS.BEAMS AND WALLS.

THE SIX-POINT-ONE MAGNITUDE QUAKE ALSO DAMAGED DOZENS OF HOMES.

PANICKED RESIDENTS POURED INTO THE STREETS.AS ELECTRICITY AND WATER SERVICES WERE CUT OFF IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS.

LANDSLIDES CAUSED BY THE QUAKE BLOCKED TWO HIGHWAYS TO THE SOUTH. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SOLDIER VIGIL-VO


THE BODY OF A SOLDIER KILLED AT FORT HOOD.ARRIVES HOME, IN ILLINOIS TODAY.

A MILITARY GUARD WILL PRESENT THE BODY. OF ARMY SGT. TIMOTHY OWENS. TO HIS FAMILY.

A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IS THIS EVENING.

THREE PEOPLE DIED AND 16 OTHERS WERE INJURED. AFTER A SHOOTING AT THE NATION'S LARGEST ARMY POST LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SEBELIUS RESIGNING-OTS VO


IT WAS A ROCKY START INTO THE NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INSURANCE MARKETPLACE.

AND NOW THIS MORNING-

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS WILL RESIGN.

WEBSITE GLITCHES PLAGUED THE OPENING WEEKS OF THE ENROLLMENT PERIOD. AND SHOT BACK UP BY THE DEADLINE.

BY MARCH 31ST. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS MORE THAN 7 MILLION PEOPLE ENROLLED IN HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS

SEBELIUS HAS SERVED AS THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SINCE THE START OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA COMMEMORATED. THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT--

HONORING THE LEGACY AND CAREER OF LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON AT A CEREMONY.

THE FIRST LADY JOINED HIM. AT THE L-B-J PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY IN TEXAS.

THE COUPLE TOURED A CIVIL RIGHTS DISPLAY.WHICH INCLUDED A COPY OF THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, SIGNED BY MR. JOHNSON. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA TODAY-TRXVOTOPS


AND TODAY-

PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEAKS AT. AL SHARPTON'S "NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK CONVENTION".

THE PRESIDENT WILL FLY TO NEW YORK THIS AFTERNOON,

DELIVERING THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS. AT THE ANNUAL CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


WHITE HOUSE MILITARY CAREGIVERS-VO


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA AND THE VICE PRESIDENT'S WIFE JILL BIDEN ARE HOSTING A WHITE HOUSE EVENT FOR MILITARY CAREGIVERS.

THEY'RE CALLING ATTENTION TO THE FAMILIES WHO CARE FOR SICK OR WOUNDED MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY AND VETERANS.

MICHELLE OBAMA WILL ANNOUNCE NEW PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR EFFORTS TO SUPPORT THOSE CAREGIVERS. Return to index of stories...


DANGEROUS MOSQUITOS-VO


A HEALTH SCARE. IS SWEEPING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS MORNING--

INVOLVING DISEASE-CARRYING MOSQUITOS.

RIGHT NOW-

THERE'S ONE CASE IN LEE COUNTY.

BUT 20-THOUSAND IN THE CARIBBEAN.

AND LEADERS ARE WORRIED IT COULD SPREAD HERE.

IT IS CALLED CHIKUNGUNYA. VIRUS.

LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL. SAYS IT DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE TO PANIC- JUST BE AWARE. Return to index of stories...


DANGEROUS MOSQUITO SYMPTOMS-CG REVEAL


SYMPTOMS INCLUDE. HIGH FEVER, SEVERE JOINT PAIN, SWELLING OR RASHES.

THAT ONE CASE IN LEE COUNTY -- TURNED OUT TO BE A VISITOR TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- WHO THEN WENT BACK HOME TO THE CARIBBEAN.

MISQUITO CONTROL HAS A 10 O'CLOCK MEETING. TO FORM A RAPID RESPONSE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-VO-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS WEEKEND-

PEOPLE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE GETTING READY FOR THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RACE.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME AN EVENT OF THIS SIZE HAS BEEN HELD IN ENGLEWOOD.

ORGANIZERS EXPECT NEARLY 80,000 PEOPLE TO ATTEND.

RACERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GOING TO BE CAMPING OUT HERE UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-SSTOPS


THERE ARE SEVERAL OFF-SITE PARKING LOCATIONS WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE BUSED TO AND FROM THE RACES - PARKING IS NOT AVAILABLE ON MANASOTA KEY.

THE EVENT OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF WITH A PARADE AT NOON IN DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA - THE FIRST BOAT LAUNCH WILL BE SATURDAY AT NOON.

THE AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE SUNDAY AT 5. Return to index of stories...


PARADE RD CLOSURES-SSTOPS


AND MAKE NOTE OF SOME CHANGES ON THE ROADS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

IN PUNTA GORDA.. EXPECT DELAYS FROM 4:30 TO SIX THIS AFTERNOON. AT THE INTERSECTION OF TAYLOR STREET AND US 41.

THE PARADE FOLLOWS CARMALITA STREET. THEN TURNS ON TAYLOR STREET, CROSSING US 41 NORTHBOUND, AND CHARLOTTE, VIRGINIA AND OLYMPIA STREETS TO WEST MARION AVENUE.

WEST MARION AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED FROM US 41 NORTH TO US 41 SOUTH FROM 3:30 TO 9 P.M. FOR BOAT DISPLAYS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO BOATHOUSE JOB FAIR-VO


UP TO 75 NEW JOBS. OPEN RIGHT NOW. AT THE NEW BOAT HOUSE TIKI BAR AND GRILL, AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB.

MANAGEMENT IS LOOKING TO HIRE BARTENDERS, SERVERS, COOKS, EVEN FUELERS FOR THE BOATS.

THE JOB FAIR STARTED THURSDAY-

IT WILL RUN THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE 'BOAT-HOUSE' IS SLATED TO OPEN LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO DEPUTY FUNERAL-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY ---

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL SAY GOODBYE TO ONE OF THEIR OWN.

A FUNERAL WILL BE THIS MORNING FOR 29 YEAR VETERAN BRADLEY MURRAY.

HE PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS EARLIER THIS WEEK.

HE WAS 49 YEARS OLD.

THE FUNERAL WILL BE AT THE DEEP CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH IN PUNTA GORDA AT 10AM.

AFTER THE FUNERAL, A PROCESSION WILL WIND THROUGH TOWN TO THE CHARLOTTE MEMORIAL CEMETERY. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF SERVICES-2SHOT-SS


ABC-7 WANTS TO THANK YOU. FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PRAYERS.

AS WE REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE, THE LIFE OF METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF.

JIM DIED MONDAY FROM HEAD INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE SERVICE IS FROM TEN TO NOON.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS -- JIM'S FAMILY ASKS THAT YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


IT'S A NEW ARTIFACT STIRING UP A BIG DEBATE.

A TINY PIECE OF PAPER SAYING JESUS WAS MARRIED.

PEOPLE TRYING TO SOLVE. THE TWO THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY THIS MORNING-

WHY THE ARTIFACT IS NOT A FORGERY.

PLUS-

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

NORTHERERS FINALLY GETTING A BREAK FROM THE DREADFUL WINTER!

AND WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT ATTRACTS THOUSANDS TO WASHINGTON D-C EVERY YEAR.

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TZ5 A MARRIED TO JESUS-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B CHERRY BLOSSOMS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


MARRIED JESUS?-2-SHOT PUSH


WELCOME BACK.

ABC-7 IS LEARNING ABOUT A NEW CLUE IN A TWO-THOUSAND YEAR OLD MYSTERY.

IT'S AN ANCIENT ARTIFACT THAT CLAIMS JESUS WAS MARRIED.

THE DOCUMENT MAY NOT ANSWER THE ULTIMATE QUESTION --

BUT WE KNOW ONE THING THIS MORNING -- IT'S NOT A FAKE.

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MARRIED JESUS?-PKG


SCRIPT:

THIS MORNING, NEWS THAT IS FURTHER STOKING ONE OF THE HOTTEST DEBATES IN

CHRISTIANITY.

GFX 1

WHEN THIS TINY, FADED FRAGMENT.COVERED IN LNIES OF ANCIENT SCRIPT WAS

FIRST BROUGHT TO LIGHT A FEW YEARS AGO BY HARVARD PROFESSOR KAREN KING

IT CREATED A BIG COMMOTION.

SOT:

The most exciting line in the whole fragment/is the sentence "Jesuse said

to them"--To his Disciples that is--"Jesus said to them, my wife."

GFX 2

"MY WIFE". THE WORDS IMMEDIATELY CONJURED IMAGES OF THE "DA VINCI CODE".

NATS: Davinci Code

. WHICH ARGUED THAT THE FAMOUS "LAST SUPPER" PAINTING SHOWS MARY MAGDALENE

SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF JESUS. A SIGN THAT SHE WAS HIS WIFE.

THE VATICAN AND MANY EXPERTS CALLED THE DOCUMENT A FAKE.

THE SCRAP OF PAPYRUS WAS GIVEN TO PROFESSOR KING BY AN ANONYMOUS COLLECTOR.

KING THEN PUT IT IN HER PURSE. AND BROUGHT IT AROUND TO EXPERTS. AS SEEN

IN THIS SMITHSONIAN DOCUMENTARY.

Karen King Sot --

It's really a remarkable moment

NOW PROFESSOR KING IS REVEALING THE RESULTS OF THEIR SCIENTIFIC TESTS AND

THEY SUGGEST THE INK AND THE PAPYRUS ARE LIKELY NOT MODERN FORGERIES BUT ARE

, IN FACT, ANCIENT ALTHOUGH SOME EXPERTS STILL SAY THEY DISAGREE WITH THE

FINDINGS.

EITHER WAY. EVERYONE AGREES THE TEXT. EVEN IF IT IS REAL. WASN'T

WRITTEN UNTIL CENTURIES AFTER JESUS DIED.

SOT:

What this does not mean is that Jesus had a wife. It's not evidence for us

historically that Jesus had a wife.

SO THE DOCUMENT DOESN'T PROVE THE DA VINCI CODE WAS FACTUAL ALL IT MAY PROVE

IS THAT EVEN THE EARLY CHRISTIANS WERE DEBATING / THIS ISSUE. SO

EMOTIONAL BECAUSE IT WOULD FORCE US TO RE-THINK ONE OF THE MOST REVERED MEN

IN HISTORY.

FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA DAN HARRIS ABC NEWS NEW YORK Return to index of stories...


MARRIED JESUS?-2SHOT


INTERESTING STORY-

LIKE WHAT DAN JUST SAID-

IT'S MEANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT SOME EARLY CHRISTIANS MAY HAVE BELIEVED JESUS WAS MARRIED.

THE DISTINCTION IS SIGNIFICANT,

BECAUSE DEBATES OVER SEXUALITY AND MARRIAGE. HAVE BEEN CONTROVERSIAL FOR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


CHERRY BLOSSOMS OUT-VOTOPS


AFTER A BRUTAL WINTER, UP NORTH-

SIGNS OF SPRING ARE A WELCOME SIGHT.

AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL, JUST MIGHT BE THE TICKET.

THEY HIT THEIR PEAK ON THURSDAY.

IT COMES A FEW DAYS LATER THAN USUAL -- AND THE NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL, WRAPS UP THIS WEEKEND. 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


We're on track to see a classic spring day across Southwest Florida for our Friday, featuring plenty of warmth and sunshine.

Today will likely be a touch warmer than Thursday as our daytime highs peak in the mid 80s for most of the region.

With our winds out of the east, expect mostly sunny weather to dominate our Southwest Florida sky through the day with just a little cloud cover mixing in with sunshine.

Humidity levels will continue to stay relatively low for now, which will certainly keep the comfort level of the air feeling nice and comfortable.

The atmosphere is far to dry and stable to mention any significant rain chance, and most of us should end up staying dry through the weekend with rain chances only at 20%.

The main focus over the weekend will be temperatures as the warming trend continues across Southwest Florida. Daytime highs over the weekend will climb into the mid to upper 80s, and a few locations may even flirt with 90 degrees by Sunday afternoon.

Looking ahead to next week, the next decent chance for rain will come in the Tuesday/Wednesday time frame as a weak cool front slides down the Florida peninsula.

This next front won't be as strong as the last one, so don't expect much of a cool down once it passes by the second half of the week. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


HE'S WALKING AROUND THE WORLD-

NOW -

HIS JOURNEY TAKES HIM RIGHT HERE-- TO FLORIDA.

WE CATCH UP WITH THE SWEDISH MAN-

WHO SAYS HE PLANS TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO AUSTRALIA.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHY HE'S DOING ON HIS JOURNEY SO FAR.

PLUS-

IT'S ALL THE CRAZE-

WHY PARENTS ARE GOING TO EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS-

TO BUY THEIR DAUGHTERS A DRESS, FROM THE MOVIE, FROZEN.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW MUCH THEY'RE SPENDING. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A WALKING THE WORLD-VO


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TZ6 B FROZEN DRESS-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...


WALKING THE WORLD-TC MON VOWIPE


A SWEDISH MAN, IS MAKING HIS WAY. ACROSS THE WORLD THIS MORNING.

AND HE'S WALKING.

HE JUST WENT THORUGH SARASOTA ON THURSDAY.

HE'S BEEN WALKING FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW.

HE STARTED IN MAY OF LAST YEAR.

AND HAS ALREADY GONE ACROSS EUROPE.

ALL THIS WALKING-

BEGS THE QUESTION WHY? Return to index of stories...


WALKING THE WORLD-SOTVO-WIPE


"One of the biggest disappointments when I travel is that it ends too quickly and you don't really have time to absorb where you are."

BUTT TO

"I average around 20 miles, 30 kilometers a day. Just the average."

HE SPENDS HIS NIGHTS, EITHER WITH GOOD SAMARITANS, OR IN HIS TENT.

AND TRAVELS VERY LIGHT.

HIS FINAL DESTINATION-

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN DRESS ON EBAY-OC VO


PARENTS GO TO GREAT LENGTHS. TO MAKE THEIR CHILDREN HAPPY.

MOM. DAD. WOULD YOU GO THIS FAR?

THE ANIMATED FILM FROZEN HAS KIDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WANTING QUEEN ELSA'S SPARKLING ICE-BLUE DRESS.

PROBLEM IS, MANY U-S STORES HAVE SOLD OUT.

SOME PARENTS ARE SHELLING OUT OVER ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET A LIMITED EDITION VERSION OF THE DRESS THAT SOLD FOR 150 BUCKS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP


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NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-2SHOT-EANIBOX


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:

Linda Penniman

Trucks hauling sand to city beaches again? Naples Bay boat speeds?

Marci Seamples

Why is another arts center needed in East Naples? How will it raise $55 million?

Beth Lobdell

Why is quality daycare before kindergarten so important? Is state funding sufficient? Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-REMLIVE


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NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-SS (3)


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NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-SOT


This is a project that is so needed. We have more than sixty non-profit local performing and visual arts groups in the county. They're like vagabonds. They're always searching for a home to perform, a home to rehearse, a home to store their equipment. We plan to be the home for these organizations- organizations like Opera Naples, Theater Zone, Naples Orchestra Chorus. Some of these groups have long, long, histories…have been in the area for more than fifty years. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-VOTOPS


TODAY. LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES WILL CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO HUMAN REMAINS. FOUND IN THE WOODS.

THEY WERE DISCOVERED OFF OF COLONIAL BOULEVARD THURSDAY.

ABC7 CREWS WATCHED AS NEARLY A DOZEN INVESTIGATORS COVERED THE AREA IN BOOTS. WITH SHOVELS AND CAMERAS.

WE'RE BACK OUT THERE WITH THEM THIS MORNING. TO SEE WHAT THEY FIND. Return to index of stories...


TS2) BODY IN POND-VOTOPS


ALSO IN LEE COUNTY. INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY A BODY FOUND IN A POND AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN FORT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS AT COLLEGE POINTE. DISCOVERED A FLOATING BODY, THURSDAY MORNING.

they tell abc-7. DEPUTIES also FOUND A PURSE, SHOES, AND A BOTTLE OF ALCOHOL. IN THE BUSHES NEARBY.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT LOOKED LIKE A YOUNG WOMAN BUT DEPUTIES HAVE YET TO CONFIRM THAT.

THE DEATH DID NOT APPEAR TO BE VIOLENT. Return to index of stories...


TS3) I75 CRASH-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. A MAN IS ARRESTED. AFTER A TERRIBLE CRASH ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY THURSDAY.

HIS PASSENGER. A PREGNANT WOMAN WAS THROWN OUT OF THE MINIVAN, ALONG WITH HER 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. ABOUT 30 MILES EAST OF NAPLES.

TROOPERS TELL US,

THE FATHER WAS DRIVING AND LOST CONTROL.

HE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. AND WAS ARRESTED FOR NOT HAVING A DRIVERS LICENSE.

THE WOMAN AND GIRL, ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK. Return to index of stories...


TS4) CALIFORNIA TOUR BUS-VOTOPS


AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD AFTER A FIERY CRASH INVOLVING A BUS AND A FED EX TRUCK IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE CHARTER BUS WAS CARRYING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TOUR.

THE BUS AND TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS ARE AMONG THE DEAD.

HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS THE FED EX TRUCK AND THE BUS COLLIDED AND BOTH VEHICLES BURST INTO FLAMES.

AT LEAST 35 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED. Return to index of stories...


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