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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 MISSING PLANE-VOTOPS-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 C UTAH BABY KILLER-SOTVO
HL1) OVERNIGHT FIRES-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL2) kansas shooting-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) COMEBACK KID-VOTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS1) CAPE APARTMENT FIRE-VOTOPS
OVERNIGHT HOUSE FIRES-2 SHOT, TANIBOX TS2) CAR INTO HOUSE-VOTOPS
a) cape apartment fire-votops TS3) PINE MANOR FIRE-VOTOPS
b) pinemanor house fire-votops DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP
c) pinemanor car into house-votops GMA CA BUS CRASH-2 SHOT POP
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP GMA CA BUS CRASH-PKG-BNR
GMA KANSAS CITY SHOOTING-2 SHOT GMA MISSING PLANE UPDATE-2 SHOT
GMA KANSAS CITY SHOOTING-PKG GMA MISSING PLANE UPDATE-PKG
GMA KANSAS CITY SHOOTING-ONCAM UKRAINE TENSIONS-VO
FM SHOOTING-VOWIPE BIDEN TO UKRAINE TUESDAY-VOTOPS
FM SHOOTING-SOTVO PA STABBING UPDATE-OTS, VOWIPE
MIDPOINT DROWNING-VO,SSWIPE PA STABBING UPDATE-SOTVO
MIDPOINT DROWNING-SOTVO UTAH MOTHER BABY KILLER-TRX SSTOPS VO
COLLIER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY-CG SOUTHWEST PLANE DIVERTED-CLIP, OTS, VO
NAPLES ROAD RAGE-SS SICK CRUISE SHIPS-TRXSOTTOPSVO,OC
GLADES JAIL CLOSING-OC SS CAR IN CANAL-SS,VOWIPE
COLLIER REEF PROJECT-VO CAR IN CANAL-SOT-ONCAM
NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE-OC VO BOAT CRASH PUNTA RASSA-VOTOPS
SIESTA ISLES BOAT FIGHT-VO CHARLOTTE HARBOR BOAT RACES-VOWIPE
FMB PARK & RIDE-VO CHARLOTTE HARBOR BOAT RACES-SOTVO
EARLY VOTING TODAY-oncam, bnr TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
PASSOVER BEGINS AT SUNDOWN-2SH TZ5 FL BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 BOSTON FAMILY-VOTOPS
TZ1 FUSSY BABIES-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ1 CHICK FIL A MENU-VOTOPS GMA FL BRUTAL BEAR ATTACK-2-SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID GMA FL BRUTAL BEAR ATTACK-PKG
FUSSY BABIES-2-SHOT ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
FUSSY BABIES-PKG CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ2 SPRINT KIDS CELLPHONE-VO gma boston family-2 SHOT
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP gma boston family-PKG
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST FLAG MARATHON SURVIVORS-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TUESDAY TAX DAY-OTS, VO TZ6 NFL PROM DATE-VO
AMAZON SMART PHONE-OTS, VO TZ6 JENNIFER LAWRENCE XMEN-VOTOPS
SPRINT KIDS CELLPHONE-trxVOTOPSWIPE FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
CHICK FIL A NEW MENU-VOTOPS NFL PROM DATE-2SHOT
COUNTY PARKS MASTER PLAN-CG NFL PROM DATE-PKG
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT JENNIFER LAWRENCE XMEN-2 SHOT VO
TZ3 A COMEBACK KID-SOTVO ROBERT DOWNEY JR ON TWITTER-trxVOTOPS
TZ3 B YOUNG FATHER DEPESSION-VOTOPS TUESDAY BLOOD MOON-trxVOTOPS
COMEBACK KID-2 SHOT VO IN POP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
COMEBACK KID-PKG TS1) CAPE APARTMENT FIRE-VOTOPS
YOUNG FATHER DEPRESSION-2 SHOT VO TS2) PINEMANOR HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS
CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CGTOPS TS3) PINEMANOR CAR INTO HOUSE-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS4) KANSAS SHOOTING-VOTOPS
TZ4 CA BUS CRASH-VO-WIPE CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


TWO FIRES. AT TWO DIFFERENT PLACES.

PLUS -- A CAR SLAMS THROUGH A HOUSE. LEAVING A FORT MYERS HOME PARTIALLY DESTROYED.

THE LATEST INFORMATION. AHEAD AT NINE.

AND -- THIS MORNING. FAMILIES ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS.

AFTER A SHOOTING AT A JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER.

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- THE SUSPECT'S CONNECTION TO A WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUP.

PLUS -- A TOUCHING STORY ABOUT A BOY. BATTLING BRAIN CANCER.

HE'S CAPTURED THE HEARTS OF MANY --

MORE ON HIS JOURNEY AHEAD AT NINE. Return to index of stories...


HL1) OVERNIGHT FIRES-VO-WIPE


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HL2) kansas shooting-VO-WIPE


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HL3) COMEBACK KID-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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OVERNIGHT HOUSE FIRES-2 SHOT, TANIBOX


ABC7 STAYING ON TOP OF DEVELOPINGS NEWS THIS MORNING.

IT'S BEEN A BUSY MORNING -- WITH TWO FIRES. AND A CAR SLAMMING INTO A HOUSE.

FIRST -- A FIRE BREAKS OUT AT THE CROSSINGS APARTMENTS IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS IS ON, HANCOCK CREEK BRIDGE SOUTH.

SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES.

CREWS WORKED TO PUT THE FLAMES OUT, AROUND 1:15 THIS MORNING.

OFFICIALS SAY IT STARTED FROM CARELESS SMOKING.

THEN FLAMES ERUPTED AT A HOUSE IN FORT MYERS.

FOUR ENGINES RESPONDED TO THE VACANT HOUSE ON PALM DRIVE EARLY THIS MORNING.

OFFICIALS SAY IT STARTED IN A BEDROOM. RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

AND FINALLY -- A CAR BACKS INTO A HOUSE JUST BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE VACANT HOUSE FIRE.

IT DESTROYED THE HOME ON 5TH AVENUE.

NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY FOUND THE FORD EXPLORER, THAT DROVE INTO IT.

PARKED ACROSS THE STREET IN THE DRIVEWAY. THEY HAVE SINCE TOWED IT.

THEY'RE WORKING TO FIND THE OWNER OF THE S-U-V.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED. AS THESE INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE. Return to index of stories...


a) cape apartment fire-votops


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b) pinemanor house fire-votops


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c) pinemanor car into house-votops


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DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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GMA KANSAS CITY SHOOTING-2 SHOT


THIS MORNING. ABC7 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING SPRREE IN KANSAS.

THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD.AFTER A SUSPECT OPENED FIRE AT SUBURBAN JEWISH

COMMUNITY CENTER AND RETIREMENT HOME.

TAHMAN BRADLEY UNCOVERS NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUSPECT. AND HIS CONNECTION TO THE K-K-K. Return to index of stories...


GMA KANSAS CITY SHOOTING-PKG


SCRIPT:

Natsound. "I'm on the scene with the victim.'

NO ONE HERE COULD BELIEVE IT -WHILE HUNDREDS OF CHLDREN AND THEIR PARENTS

WERE HERE FOR A SINGING CONTEST AND OTHER EVENT AT THIS JEWISH COMMUNITY

CENTER POLICE SAY A MAN ARMED WITH AT LEAST ONE SHOTGUN WAS SHOOTING AT

PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT.

SOT: Jennesa Watkins. "It was really scary. I mean people are calling their

loved ones."

POLICE SAY 14-YEAR-OLD REAT UNDERWOOD, AND HIS GRANDFATHER, DR. WILLIAM

CORPORAN WERE SHOT AND KILLED IN THEIR CAR. TWO OTHER WOULD-BE VICTIMS WERE

ABLE TO DODGE THE BULLETS AND RUN INSIDE.

SOT: Chief Douglas. "We are exploring the possibility that a handgun was

involved in the shooting at the two persons that he missed.'

INSIDE THE COMMUNITY CENTER, AN IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN. SOME PARENTS READY TO

HIDE THE LITTLEST ONES IN LOCKERS.

SOT: "We had to block the doors off to the best of our abilities."

SOT: "I'm going to be traumatized because this is my home, the Jewish

community is my home.'

WITHIN HOURS, POLICE ARRESTED FRAZIER GLENN CROSSWHO ALSO GOES BY THE LAST

NAME MILLERAND ACCORDING TO THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER IS A FORMER

GRAND DRAGON OF THE KU KLUX KLANAND QUOTE, "A RAGING ANTI-SEMITE."

Phone. "We have been tracking him, literally for decades./ He is literally

the most hardcore anti-semites ever spoken to."

POLICE SAY HE DROVE TO A NEARBY JEWISH ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY, SHOOTING TO

DEATH ANOTHER VICTIM, BEFORE SURRENDERING TO AUTHORITIES.

GLEN MILLER, AS HE'S KNOWN, HAS ALWAYS BEEN HONEST AND OPEN WHITE SURPEMACST

.

GFX 2: PHONER

Voice of Heidi Beirich / Southern Poverty Law Center

"We have been tracking Miller, literally for decades." / "He is literally

one of the most hardcore anti-semites I have ever spoken to."

HE EVEN LAUNCHED A SENATE BID IN 2010-- PRODUCING THIS RADIO CAMPAIGN AD

GFX 3: RADIO AD

Voice of Glenn Miller / 2010 U.S. Senate Candidate

"We've sat back and allowed the Jews to take over our government, our banks,

and our media."

HE'S NOW BEING CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED FIRST DEGREE MURDER BUT HAS NOT YET

ENTERED A PLEA. Return to index of stories...


GMA KANSAS CITY SHOOTING-ONCAM


TAHMAN BRADLEY RERORTING.

POLICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY SAY THEY'VE

INCREASE THEIR PRESENCE AROUND JEWISH FACILITIES THIS PASSOVER HOLIDAY.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-VOWIPE


THIS MORNING. POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR A SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS, IN A FORT MYERS SHOOTING.

IT HAPPENED EARLY SUNDAY. ON HEIMAN AVENUE NEAR ORTIZ.

THE VICTIM WAS DRIVING,

WHEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED.

HE CRASHED HIS CAR INTO A PARKED CAR AFTER HE WAS SHOT.

NEIGHBORS TELL US. THEY'RE CONCERNED FOR THEIR SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING-SOTVO


it's really scary. Really scary. We've been living here for over 30 years and nobody bothers us or anything like that but it's scary just being like almost right next door to us is scary.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT RELEASED THE VICTM'S NAME BUT SAY HE HAD MINOR INJURIES.

COUNT ON US FOR ANY UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT DROWNING-VO,SSWIPE


THIS MORNING --

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A DEAD BODY FOUND FLOATING IN A CANAL.

A BOATER SPOTTED THE BODY ALONG THE 25 HUNDRED BLOCK OF SOUTH EAST 28TH STREET.

THE MAN WAS UNLOADING HIS BOAT - AND FOUND A PERSON UP AGAINST THE SEAWALL.

POLICE SAY - IT WAS 65 YEAR-OLD DAVID SIWARSKI.

SIWARSKI WAS REPORTED MISSING FRIDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT DROWNING-SOTVO


he was known to take long walks so at first the family wasn't worried but as time passed on they began to grow more and more concerned

INVESTIGATORS TELL US. THEY DON'T SUSPECT FOUL PLAY.

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


COLLIER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY-CG


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES,

ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO TRIED TO ROB A CONVENIENCE STORE, THIS WEEKEND.

DEPUTIES SAY HE WENT INTO THE CIRCLE-K ON COLLIER BOULEVARD, WITH A KNIFE.

HE DEMANDED MONEY,

BUT THE CLERK RAN FROM THE BUILDING.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

DEPUTIES TELL ABC-7,

THE MAN IS ABOUT 5 FOOT 8 WITH BLONDE HAIR.

HE WAS WEARING A RED SHIRT, SILVER SHORTS AND GRAY WOOL SANDALS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ROAD RAGE-SS


ROAD RAGE -- AT WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

AND IT SENDS ONE NAPLES MAN TO JAIL.

DEPUTIES SAY 21-YEAR-OLD **GRANT GEL-INAS** POINTED A GUN AT ANOTHER VEHICLE. AND TOLD THE DRIVER TO LEARN HOW TASO DRIVE OR GET SHOT.

IT HAPPENED ON IMMOKALEE ROAD IN NAPLES.

THE VICTIMS TOLD DEPUTIES GELINAS ALSO TRIED TO RUN THEM OFF THE ROAD.

HE IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH INTENT TO KILL. Return to index of stories...


GLADES JAIL CLOSING-OC SS


THE GLADES COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE,

IS PREPARING TO CLOSE A 500 BED JAIL, IN MOORE HAVEN.

AT LEAST 80-90 EMPLOYEES WILL BE LAID OFF. PLUS, LAW ENFORCEMENT STAFF.

THE 33-MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY,

OPENED IN 2007,

HOUSING IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT DETAINEES.

IT STRUGGLED FROM THE START. BECAUSE OF THE LACK, OF PROMISED DETAINEE POPULATION.

ICE SHOOK HANDS, AND SAID IF THE FACILITY WAS BUILT. THEY'D BRING THE DETAINEES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER REEF PROJECT-VO


THIS MORNING -- ABC7 IS LEARNING --

THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARTIFICAL REEF PROJECT IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

OUR NEWS GATHERING PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US -- SIX, 500-TON REEFS WILL BE SUNK. 12-TO-30 MILES OFF THE COLLIER COUNTY COASTLINE.

EXPERTS SAY THE CURRENT REEFS ARE IN BAD SHAPE.

LEAVING MARINE LIFE WITH NOWHERE TO LIVE, WHICH HURTS FLORIDA TOURISIM.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN 30-MILLION DOLLARS, IN THE COMING YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE-OC VO


TODAY IN ORLANDO. THE 36TH ANNUAL NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERENCE, KICKS OFF.

IT'S A FOUR DAY PROGRAM.

NOAA HURRICANE SPECIALISTS WILL JOIN EXPERTS FROM OTHER AGENCIES.

FOR WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS REGARDING TROPICAL CYCLONES.

NOAA'S MISSION IS TO UNDERSTAND AND PREDICT CHANGES IN THE EARTH'S ENVIRONMENT. AND TO CONSERVE AND MANAGE OUR COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES. Return to index of stories...


SIESTA ISLES BOAT FIGHT-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY --

LEE COUNTY OFFICIALS TRY TO SETTLE. A DECADES OLD DEBATE,

OVER BUILDING A BOAT DOCK,

ON A CANAL IN THE SIESTA ISLE COMMUNITY.

THE PROPERTY IS ON THE 18-THOUSAND BLOCK OF CUTLASS DRIVE.

NEIGHBORS DON'T WANT THE DOCK. WORRIED ABOUT NAVIGATION PROBLEMS.

THE COUNTY DENIED THE REQUEST, IN THE PAST.

IF THE DOCK ISN'T APPROVED, THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUESTING. HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN COMPENSATION. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARK & RIDE-VO


ALSO ON TUESDAY --

LEE COUNTY LEADERS WILL LOOK TO KICK OFF A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

IT WOULD GIVE BEACHGOERS A NEW WAY TO GET TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

LEE TRAN NEEDS PERMISSION TO BUY 5 ACRES ON SUMMERLIN SQUARE DRIVE TO BUILD A NEW PARK AND RIDE.

IT WOULD TAKE THE PLACE OF THE ONE CURRENTLY IN THE OLD WINN DIXIE PLAZA.

LEE TRAN HAS TO MOVE THE CURRENT LOCATION WITH CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW WALMART SET TO BEGIN. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING TODAY-oncam, bnr


EARLY VOTING CONTINUES THIS WEEK. TO FILL TREY RADEL'S OLD SEAT IN CONGRESS.

THE 19TH DISTRICT SPANS COLLIER AND LEE COUNTIES.

EARLY VOTING RUNS THROUGH THIS SATURDAY.

FROM TEN TO SIX AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS.

THEY'RE ALL POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE ABC-7 DOT COM.

MANY OF THE REGULAR PRECINCT LOCATIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. BECAUSE OF THE SHORT NOTICE OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION DATE.

IT IS A CLOSED ELECTION. MEANING ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS CAN VOTE. Return to index of stories...


PASSOVER BEGINS AT SUNDOWN-2SH


THIS EVENING. PASSOVER BEGINS AT SUNDOWN.

IT GOES UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY. AND THE JEWISH HOLIDAY,

IS TO REMEMBER THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT.

DURING THIS TIME MANY FAST. AS IT REPRESENTS THE BEGINNING OF HARVEST SEASON IN ISRAEL.

IT'S ALSO A SYMBOLIC WAY OF REMOVING THE "PUFFINESS" OR ARROGANCE AND PRIDE FROM THE SOUL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


WHEN YOUR BABY IS FUSSY -- DO YOU OFTEN GIVE HIM OR HER A PHONE TO PLAY WITH?

STRAIGHT AHEAD. ABC7 TELLS YOU HOW.

EXCESSIVE MEDIA USE IS AFFECTING YOUR CHILD.

AND WHAT RESEARCHERS SAY. THEY'RE MISSING OUT ON.

PLUS. IF YOU'RE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT LUNCH!

WE'RE UNVEILING THE ALL NEW CHICK FIL A MENU OUT TODAY! Return to index of stories...


TZ1 FUSSY BABIES-VOTOPS


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TZ1 CHICK FIL A MENU-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


FUSSY BABIES-2-SHOT


TV AND OTHER ELECTRONIC SCREENS CAN HAVE A HYPNOTIZING EFFECT ON KIDS.

AND LET'S FACE IT -- SOME PARENTS USE IT TO GET KIDS TO CALM DOWN. OR GET A LITTLE BREAK.

BUT A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS,

THERE MAY BE LONG-LASTING SIDE EFFECTS.

ERIKA EDWARDS REPORTS.

SUPERS:

S/ Jenny Radesky, M.D. - Boston Medical Center

S/ Erika Edwards - NBC News Return to index of stories...


FUSSY BABIES-PKG


SOME BABIES COME INTO THIS WORLD. A LITTLE FUSSIER THAN OTHERS.

THEY FIND IT MORE DIFFICULT TO SOOTHE THEMSELVES. FALL ASLEEP. OR PLAY WITH OTHERS.

"She pushed me!!!"

TO COPE -- MANY PARENTS PACIFY TODDLER TANTRUMS WITH TELEVISION SCREENS.

"I certainly have patients where they say 'this is the only thing that calms him down.'"

DR. JENNY RADESKY FROM BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER CAN SYMPATHIZE - HAVING HAD TWO FUSSY BABIES HERSELF.

SHE LED A STUDY TO SEE WHETHER INFANTS AND TODDLERS -- WHOSE PARENTS CLASSIFIED THEM AS BEING A LITTLE MORE DEMANDING -- HAD MORE SCREEN TIME THAN EASIER BABIES.

THEY DID.

"Infants and toddlers who were the most difficult between 9 months and 2 years - they had a 40% greater chance of being exposed to what we call excessive media use."

THAT'S MORE THAN TWO HOURS OF SCREEN TIME A DAY PER THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS. THE KIDS IN THIS STUDY WERE BORN IN 2001 -- BEFORE THE TABLET AND SMARTPHONE EXPLOSION OF TODAY.

WHILE T-V'S BRIGHT LIGHTS SEEM TO FOCUS THE BABIES' ATTENTION. THEY CAN ACTUALLY OVER-STIMULATE KIDS, MAKING THEM EVEN FUSSIER.

THE CONCERN IS THAT KIDS ARE MISSING OUT ON OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN HEALTHIER COPING SKILLS.

"Parents are the best teachers of how kids can learn to calm down. And so if the more difficult kids are watching more media, a lot of those enriching interactions are being replaced." Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


ERIKA EDWARDS REPORTING.

EXPERTS RECOMMEND KEEPING THE T-V OFF, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

AND GETTING YOUR KIDS INTO READING AND PLAYING.

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

WITH SO MANY CELL PHONE PLANS OUT THERE -- SOMETIME IT'S TOUGH TO CHOOSE WHAT'S BEST.

ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR KID.

THIS MORNING. ABC7 TELLS YOU ALL ABOUT A NEW SERVICE FROM SPRINT.

THAT HELPS KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE.

YOU IN THE LOOP.

AND YOUR BANK ACCOUNT FULL.

COOL NEW PROGRAM, NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPRINT KIDS CELLPHONE-VO


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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


HOT AND HUMID TODAY

We are head toward the upper 80s this afternoon and could even touch the 90 degree mark in some warm, inland areas. There will be plenty of sunshine, a few clouds mixing and even a couple of isolated showers popping up this afternoon. Those isolated showers will be aimed inland. Winds will come in from the southeast turning onshore this afternoon around 10-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph.

There is a cold front working its way toward us and it could help us to see a few late afternoon showers by tomorrow. There will be plenty of moisture in place through the middle to end of the week to give us more clouds along with scattered showers as high temperatures still reach toward the mid and upper 80s.

The aforementioned cold front is likely to stall in the southern part of our state, leading us to miss out on the cooling effects.

We'll see some sunshine breaking through those clouds for the end of the week, but still can't rule out a few showers as the remnants of the front will still be close by.

Easter weekend is looking very warm and partly sunny with highs in the upper 80s along with only slight rain chance. And, that rain chance is more likely on Saturday.

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. Return to index of stories...


TUESDAY TAX DAY-OTS, VO


TOMORROW IS TAX DAY --

AND IF YOU'RE STILL CRUNCHING ON THOSE NUMBERS --

THERE'S SOME GOOD NEWS FOR YOU.

THE I-R-S SAYS YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING AUDITED THIS YEAR ARE THE LOWEST SINCE 2005.

THAT'S BECAUSE BUDGET CUTS AND NEW RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE REDUCED THE NUMBER OF I-R-S AGENTS AVAILABLE TO CONDUCT AUDITS.

MEANTIME, SOMETHING ELSE TO CONSIDER: A WARNING ABOUT FILING YOUR TAXES ON YOUR FAVORITE WIRELESS DEVICE.

REAM IS PART OF A GROWING WAVE OF FILERS DOING THEIR TAXES ON A TOUCH SCREEN. HE IS ONE OF MORE THAN SIX MILLION TURBOTAX CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE ALREADY FILED TAXES ON MOBILE DEVICES THIS YEAR.ON TRACK TO DOUBLE OVER LAST YEAR

But with hackers these days looking to steal personal information, is it safe to file wirelessly? Return to index of stories...


AMAZON SMART PHONE-OTS, VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

AMAZON IS ROLLING OUT. A SMART PHONE, LATER THIS YEAR.

IT'S PART OF A PUSH,

TO COMPETE WITH APPLE AND SAMSUNG.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. REPORTS THE COMPANY HAS BEEN SHOWING OFF DEMOS, IN RECENT WEEKS.

WE HEAR IT SHOULD PREMEIRE BY THE END OF JUNE. AND START SHIPPING, BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


SPRINT KIDS CELLPHONE-trxVOTOPSWIPE


IF YOUR KID DOESN'T ALREADY HAVE A CELL PHONE --

THIS COULD BE A GOOD PLAN.

"SPRINT WE GO".

IT'S AIMED FOR CHILDREN AGES FIVE THROUGH 12.

PARENTS CAN CONTROL WHICH INCOMING AND OUTGOING PHONE NUMBERS ARE ALLOWED--- THE SAME WITH TEXT MESSAGES.

THERE'S ALSO A G-P-S FEATURE TO LOCATE THE PHONE. OR THE CHILD.

A SPEED ALERT- NOTIFYING A PARENT IF A CHILD IS IN A SPEEDING VEHICLE.

AND A PANIC ALARM.

THE SERVICE RUNS ABOUT 10 BUCKS A MONTH, THE PHONE CAN BE ABOUT FIVE.

YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ON OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


CHICK FIL A NEW MENU-VOTOPS


WANT TO EAT SOMETHING DIFFENET FOR LUNCH?

CHICK-FIL-A IS GRILLIN'.

THE CHICKEN CHAIN UNVEILS THREE NEW "GRILLED" CHICKEN ENTREES. TODAY, AT ALL RESTAURANTS.

THE COMPANY POURED MORE THAN 40-MILLION DOLLARS INTO DEVELOPING A NEW GRILL. AND SPENT YEARS TESTING 12-HUNDRED PLUS NEW RECIPES.

THE RESULT?

THE GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH. GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB. AND GRILLED NUGGETS. Return to index of stories...


COUNTY PARKS MASTER PLAN-CG


IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY. COMMUNITY SERVICES IS WORKING TO BETTER THE PARKS.

THEY'LL HOST THREE MEETINGS TO GET YOUR INPUT. ON THE CURRENT SITUATION AND DECIDE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

TWO MEETINGS ARE TODAY. THE FIRST STARTS AT 1 PM AT THE MID COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THE SECOND STARTS AT 6 PM AT THE SOUTH COUNTY REGIONAL RECREATION CENTER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


A LITTLE BOY -- WHO BATTLED BRAIN CANCER AT THE AGE FIVE -- NOW TAKING OVER THE WORLD.

SOt andy hoffman: so incredibly proud of him. he has been very brave along

the way.

MORE ON HIS STORY. AND THE FIGHT TO BE CANCER FREE.

PLUS --

A NEW STUDY OUT THIS MORNING -- ABOUT POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION AND ITS AFFECT ON MEN.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. STRAIGHT AHEAD -- ON ABC7'S HEALTHY LIVING. Return to index of stories...


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TZ3 B YOUNG FATHER DEPESSION-VOTOPS


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COMEBACK KID-2 SHOT VO IN POP


A LITTLE BOY REFUSED TO LET BRAIN CANCER KEEP HIM ON THE SIDELINES.

HE WENT VIRAL LAST YEAR.

AFTER SCORING A TOUCHDOWN FOR HIS FAVORITE TEAM. THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS.

DAVID MUIR TELLS US ABOUT THIS LITTLE BOY --

AND HOW THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF AN INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY. Return to index of stories...


COMEBACK KID-PKG


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WHO COULD FORGET HIM?

NUMBER 22 JUST 7 YEARS OLD.

NATS

LITTLE JACK HOFFMAN-RUNNING 69 YARDS FOR THE SCORE--- FOR NEBRASKA

LIFTED BY THAT TEAM AND RIGHT INTO OUR HEARTS.

THAT LITTLE NEBRASKA FAN, DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN CANCER AT THE AGE OF FIVE.

BUT DURING HIS FIGHT,

HE GOT THAT CHANCE TO LEAD HIS FAVORITE TEAM ONTO THE FIELD.

OFF THE FIELD -

ANOTHER VICTORY.

AFTER 60 GRUELING WEEKS OF CHEMOTHERAPY, JACK'S CANCER IN REMISSION.

REALLY HAPPY/ FLASH TO/

SOT ANDY HOFFMAN: SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF HIM. HE HAS BEEN VERY BRAVE ALONG

THE WAY.

THAT "MOMENT" ON THE FIELD---

NATS

BECAME AN INTERNET SENSATION -

TONIGHT, MORE THAN 8.5 MILLION VIEWS.

JACK'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS FORMING A FOUNDATION TEAM JACK---

THE BIG GIVE - TO HELP ALL CHILDREN WITH PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER.

WHAT A YEAR IT'S BEEN.

MEETING THE PRESIDENT

A TRADING CARD IN HIS HONOR.

EVEN WINNING AN ESPY FOR "BEST MOMENT" IN SPORTS.

NATS JACK ACCEPTING: "I'M GLAD THAT YOU ARE ALL NOW ON TEAM JACK."

SO MANY ON HIS TEAM NOW.

AND THIS WEEKEND,

JACK WAS BACK ON THE FIELD.

HIS FAMILY SAYING HIS APPETITE IS BACK.

AND HIS HAIR GROWING BACK. HE'S BACK AT PRACTICE.

EVERYONE EXCITED TO SEE HIM.

AND TO ASK ONE MORE TIME ABOUT THAT PLAY.

BIG TEN NETWORK: 'HOW DID YOU KNOW WHEN TO STOP RUNNING WHEN YOU WENT FOR

THE TOUCHDOWN? /

SOT JACK:"MY DAD TOLD ME TO JUST HIT THE FENCE."

A BOY AND HIS PLAY ---

FUELING A MUCH BIGGER VICTORY OFF THE FIELD TOO. Return to index of stories...


YOUNG FATHER DEPRESSION-2 SHOT VO


DAVID MUIR REPORTING.

WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT HOW POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION AFFECT MOTHERS.

BUT WHAT ABOUT FATHERS?

A NEW STUDY EXPLORES. HOW DADS CAN BE AFFECTED, TOO.

IT SHOWS MEN IN THEIR MID-TWENTIES. MAY BE AT PARTICULAR RISK.

IT JUMPED BY 68-PERCENT. OVER THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF FATHERHOOD, FOR YOUNG MEN.

THE EFFECT WAS GREATEST FOR MEN WHO LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLDS AS THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CGTOPS


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB --

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY YMCA WILL BE HOSTING A JOB FAIR TOMORROW.

IT'S A THE BAYFRONT CENTER YMCA IN PUNTA GORDA.

IT RUNS 10:00 IN THE MORNING UNTIL 2:00 IN THE AFTERNOON THEN AGAIN FROM FIVE TO SEVEN AT NIGHT.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS -- AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS. THE OPENINGS ARE FOR THE Y'S VARIOUS BRANCH LOCATIONS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


ABC7 STAYING ON TOP OF DEVELOPING NEWS OUT OF CALIFORNIA.

THE FIERY BUS CRASH THAT LEFT 10 DEAD.

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW RE-EXAMINING.

BUS SAFETY RULES IN THE WAKE OF THIS TRAGIC COLLISION.

WE HAVE THE LATEST IN THE INVESTIGATION. STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND NEW EFFORTS IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN JETLINER --

OFFICIALS NOW SENDING A ROBOTIC SUBMARINE UNDERWATER.

IT HAS A SPECIAL WAY TO FIND THE WRECKAGE. WE'LL TELL YOU HOW.

PLUS --

"We always thought she looked skinny. We never saw any evidence of pregnancies."

A UTAH MOTHER NOW FACING MURDER CHARGES.

AFTER A GRISLY DISCOVERY OF **SEVEN DEAD BABIES.

WHERE THE BODIES WERE FOUND. AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 CA BUS CRASH-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 MISSING PLANE-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C UTAH BABY KILLER-SOTVO


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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.

INVESTORS ARE WORRIED. ABOUT GROWTH IN SOME PRIVATE SECTORS.

STOCK ENDED LOWER FRIDAY.

NASDAQ DROPPED 54 POINTS.

THE DOW FELL 143. JUST ABOVE 16,000.

This MORNING.

NOT MUCH BETTER. ANOTHER NEGATIVE START. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) CAPE APARTMENT FIRE-VOTOPS


A FIRE BREAKS OUT AT THE CROSSINGS APARTMENTS IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS IS ON, HANCOCK CREEK BRIDGE SOUTH.

SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES.

CREWS WORKED TO PUT THE FLAMES OUT, AROUND 1:15 THIS MORNING.

OFFICIALS SAY IT STARTED FROM CARELESS SMOKING. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAR INTO HOUSE-VOTOPS


A HIT AND RUN CRASH HAPPENING IN LEE COUNTY.

AN S-U-V SMASHED THROUGH A HOME EARLY THIS MORNING.

THE SUV BACKED THROUGH THE FRONT WALL OF THIS HOME ON 5TH AVENUE IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD --

LUCKILY, NOBODY WAS INSIDE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND PARKED OUTSIDE THE HOME.

THE DRIVER WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.

DEPUTIES ARE NOW LOOKING FOR THE PERSON. Return to index of stories...


TS3) PINE MANOR FIRE-VOTOPS


FLAMES ERUPTED AT A HOUSE IN FORT MYERS EARLY THIS MORNING.

FOUR ENGINES RESPONDED TO THE VACANT HOUSE ON PALM DRIVE.

OFFICIALS SAY IT STARTED IN A BEDROOM. RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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GMA CA BUS CRASH-2 SHOT POP


TOP STORY, THIS HALF HOURS.

NEW DETAILS, ON THAT DEADLY CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH.

THAT LEFT 10 PEOPLE DEAD.

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW SEARCHING FOR CLUES. AFTER A FEDEX TRUCK AND A COLLEGE TOUR BUS COLLIDED LAST WEEK.

JANET SHAMLIAN HAS MORE ON WHAT OFFICIALS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE FIERY CRASH.

CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH W/BAZI KANANI

-Bazi Kanani is all on tape.

- Investigators are searching for clues on the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a college tour bus that killed 10. Reports include that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared not to brake. The toll includes five students, three adult chaperons and the still-unidentified drivers. Bazi Kanani has the latest. Return to index of stories...


GMA CA BUS CRASH-PKG-BNR


An important clue from the charred shell of the bus. investigators have found the black-box-type device.

But the more critical one, from the FedEx truck, was incinerated in the fire.

The N-T-S-B says there were no skid marks from the FedEx truck.indicating the driver, 32-year-old Tim Evans, never hit the brakes. Did he fall asleep or suffer a health problem? Investigators are looking at everything. including cell phone records and his schedule the 72 hours before the crash.

Blood samples were taken from both drivers. sent for alcohol and drug testing.

The N-T-S-B tonight concurs. saying there's no physical evidence, yet.

WHAT THAT MEANS IN THE OVERALL INVESTIGATION, WE'RE NOT RULING ANYTHING OUT.

A small memorial along the interstate is the only PHYSICAL sign here of the tragedy.

the scars now are mostly out of view - families of those who died planning memorials and survivors just trying to hold on. Return to index of stories...


GMA MISSING PLANE UPDATE-2 SHOT


THE HUNT CONTINUES FOR THE MISSING PLANE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

SEARCH CREWS ARE NOW SENDING A HIGH-TECH PROBE. INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN. CREATING A MAP OF THE SEA FLOOR.

DAVID KERLEY HAS MORE ON HOW THE AMERICAN BLUE FIN-21 WORKS.

will send a sub deep into the Indian Ocean for the first time to try to determine whether signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian plane's black boxes. Return to index of stories...


GMA MISSING PLANE UPDATE-PKG


SCRIPT:

THIS MORNING. CREWS ARE PULLING THIS TOWED PINGER LOCATOR OUT OF THE

WATER. IT HEARD THOSE FOUR PINGS. BUT ITS JOB IS NOW DONE.THE BLACK

BOX PINGERS. HAVE APPARENTLY RUN OUT OF BATTERIES AND GONE SILENT.

SOT:

Angus Houston

We haven't had a single, a single detection in six days so I guess it's time

to go underwater.

AND THIS IS THE ROBOT. THE BLUE 21 THAT WILL BE GOING UNDERWATER IN THE

COMING HOURS.

IT'S JOB TO MAP THE BOTTOM.

IT SENDS OUT SONAR SIGNALS.THE RETURN SIGNAL WILL PRODUCE A 3-D MAP.

THOSE FOUR PINGS FROM THE BLACK BOXES. AND SOME OF THOSE SONAR BOUIYS

HAVE ALLOWED SEARCHERS TO MAKE A GOOD GUESS.

SOT:

Capt. Mark Matthews

we've identified some areas that we prioritize to go evaluate with the site

scan sonar search. So our mission right now is to go look at the higher

priority areas and to see if there are any debris there

CREWS DID FIND AN OIL SLICK ABOUT 3 MILES AWAY. THAT OIL IS BEING TESTED.

BUT THIS MORNING THEY ARE CONCENTRATING ON AN AREA 15 THOUSAND FEET UNDER

THE WATER. RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE BLUEFINS CAPABILITY. A DARK

FORBIDDING PLACE.

SOT:

Angus Houston

00;19;09 I think this is an area that is new to man. / its not sharply

mountainous or anything it's flat and almost rolling.

LIVE TAG: Mapping this 15 square miles will take days. The bluefin returns

to the surface each 24 hours. and its data is downloaded. So.it will

probably be Wednesday before we know if the robot is seeing anything

abnormal on the floor of the Indian Ocean. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE TENSIONS-VO


JANET SHAMLIAN REPORTING.

TENSIONS CONTINUE TO RISE IN UKRAINE THIS MORNING.

THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT RECLAIMED BUILDINGS SEIZED BY PRO-RUSSIA MILITIAS.

THE PRESIDENT GAVE THE SEPARATISTS UNTIL THIS MORNING.

TO SURRENDER THEIR WEAPONS AND LEAVE THE BUILDINGS.

MOSCOW CALLED THE ORDER *ILLEGAL*-- ESCALATING FEARS THAT THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN SOLDIERS POSTED ON THE BORDER COULD INTERVENE. Return to index of stories...


BIDEN TO UKRAINE TUESDAY-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE -- VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WILL TRAVEL TO UKRAINE THIS WEEK.

BIDEN WILL BE THERE TUESDAY FOR MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS.

HIS VISIT FOLLOWS RUSSIA'S ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA LAST MONTH.

IT ALSO COMES AMID GROWING UNREST IN EASTERN UKRAINIAN CITIES BY PRO-RUSSIAN FORCES. Return to index of stories...


PA STABBING UPDATE-OTS, VOWIPE


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

ABC7 IS LEARNING NEW DETAILS,

ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL STABBING SPREE, IN PENNSYVANIA LAST WEEK.

IT LEFT MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE HURT. MOSTLY STUDENTS.

THIS MORNING.

WE'RE LEARNING THE ATTORNEY, FOR THE 16-YEAR OLD SUSPECT, ALEX HRIBAL,

SAYS HE MIGHT'VE BEEN CYBERBULLIED. BEFORE THE ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


PA STABBING UPDATE-SOTVO


S/ Patrick Thomassey / Alex Hribal's Attorney:39 -:51

"Sooner or later, we'll find out what kinda life Alex was having at the high school. I'm starting to lean towards that some things happened to him that pushed him to where he is."

FOUR STUDENTS REMAIN HOSPITALIZED, IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

MEANWHILE. TEACHERS RETURNED TO THE HIGH SCHOOL THIS MORNING.

STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN WITH FAMILY MEMBERS ON TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


UTAH MOTHER BABY KILLER-TRX SSTOPS VO


POLICE IN UTAH ARE CALLING IT THE MOST HORRIBLE CASE THEY'VE EVER SEEN

MEGAN HUNTSMAN IS CHARGED WITH MURDER. AFTER SEVEN DEAD BABIES WERE FOUND IN A GARAGE.

HUNTSMAN USED TO LIVE AT THIS HOME IN PLEASANT GROVE.

THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE WAS CLEANING OUT THE GARAGE WHEN SHE FOUND THE BODIES OF THE INFANTS STUFFED INTO CARDBOARD BOXES.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE WOMAN GAVE BIRTH TO THE CHILDREN OVER A TEN-YEAR PERIOD. Return to index of stories...


SOUTHWEST PLANE DIVERTED-CLIP, OTS, VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

ABC7 IS UNCOVERING A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT WAS DIVERTED.

AFTER A PASSENGER TRIED TO OPEN A DOOR. MIDFLIGHT.

THE PLANE WAS HEADED TO CALIFORNIA.

WHEN IT HAD TO STOP IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA -- BECAUSE OF THAT UNRULY PASSENGER.

A DOCTOR AND TWO OTHERS HAD TO TACKLE THE MAN.

THEY HELD HIM UNTIL AIR MARSHALLS REMOVED HIM FROM THE PLANE.

THE FLIGHT FINALLY MADE IT TO SACRAMENTO. TWO HOURS LATE. Return to index of stories...


SICK CRUISE SHIPS-TRXSOTTOPSVO,OC


"oh my god, we got so sick, i mean, like, a stomach virus that i've never had before."

IT'S ANOTHER CASE OF A VIRUS WAVE, ON A CRUISE SHIP.

THE C-D-C IS LOOKING INTO THREE SUSPECTED NOROVIRUS OUTBREAKS.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN.SAW TWO OUTBREAKS, ON BACK-TO-BACK TOURS.

THE THIRD WAS ON THE CROWN PRINCESS.

MORE THAN 350 PEOPLE GOT SICK.

DESPITE THE OUTBREAK ON ITS TWO PREVIOUS TRIPS,

THE GRANDEUR OF THE SEA. HAS ALREADY LEFT AGAIN, FOR A 7-NIGHT CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN CANAL-SS,VOWIPE


A NORTH FORY MYERS WOMAN RAMS HER CAR INTO A CANAL --

BUT NOT BEFORE RACING THROUGH A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

THIS MORNING -- SHE'S LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.

POLICE SAY, THE WOMEN TORE BETWEEN TWO HOMES.

THIS IS HER --

25 YEAR OLD JANELLE GAYLER --

SHE'S CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

GAYLER LEFT A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION ALONG SOUTH EAST 20TH LANE.

CRUSHING A MAIL BOX. EVEN SMASHING A FIRE HYDRANT AS SHE RACED THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEN FLEW INTO A CANAL. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN CANAL-SOT-ONCAM


ELAINE DICKSON/SEVER DAMAGE TO YARD:

"mailboxes, side swiping a car and some shrubs and then when she made this turn instead of going all the way around for some reason she kept going."

GAYLER'S FRIENDS SAY SHE'S BEEN HAVING A HARD TIME LATELY.

THIS MORNING, SHE'S OUT OF JAIL. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH PUNTA RASSA-VOTOPS


POWERFUL WAKES CAUSED SOME SCARY MOMENTS, FOR BOATERS OFF SANIBEL SUNDAY.

TWO BOATS SLAMMED INTO EACH OTHER.

THIS 15 FOOT SKIFF BOAT,

BARELY MADE IT TO SHORE,

BECAUSE OF A GAPING HOLE IN THE SIDE.

THE OWNER TELLS US THEIR THROTTLE WAS STUCK, AND THEY COULDN'T SLOW DOWN.

LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE HARBOR BOAT RACES-VOWIPE


THOUSANDS PACKED ENGLEWOOD BEACH OVER THE WEEKEND.

FOR THE CHARLOTTE HARBOUR BOAT GRAND PRIX.

IT WAS THE FIRST EVER SPEED BOAT RACE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING.

ALL IN AN EFFORT TO PUT THE COUNTY, INCLUDING THE SMAL TOWN OF ENGLEWOOD, ON THE NATIONAL MAP. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE HARBOR BOAT RACES-SOTVO


Dana Mayberger/ ENGLEWOOD Resident

10:54:21-10:54:33

"A lot of traffic. But other than that it's all good. It's good for

the town. We are on the map now. Englewood, Florida woop woop!"

31 RACERS TOOK PART IN THE EVENT.

ORGANIZERS EXPECT TO BRING IN 10-MILLION DOLLARS.

THEY ALSO HAVE PLANS ON BRINGING THE RACE BACK NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


A TRULY SCARY NIGHT FOR ONE FLORIDA FAMILY --

IT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND --

TAKE A LISTEN --

The bear actually had my wife's head in it's mouth and started to drag her to the woods.

A BLACK BEAR SAVEGLY ATTACKS A WOMAN --

LEAVING HER WITH SERIOUS INJURIES --

HOW IT ALL HAPPENED -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS --

ON THE EVE OF THE BOSTON MARTHON BOMBINGS ANNIVERSARY.

WE HEAR FROM ONE OF THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES.

AND HOW THEY'RE DOING TODAY.

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TZ5 FL BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO


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TZ5 BOSTON FAMILY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


GMA FL BRUTAL BEAR ATTACK-2-SHOT


A BRUTAL BEAR ATTACK HAPPENING IN LAKE MARY.

A MOTHER TRYING TO GET BICYCLES FROM HER GARAGE -- ENDS UP GETTING MAULED BY A BLACK BEAR!

IT LEFT HER WITH INJURIES TO HER FACE, LEGS.

AND EVEN HAD TO GET 40 STICHES TO HER HEAD.

LINZIE JANIS HAS MORE ON THIS TRAGIC STORY.

PLUS, WE HEAR FROM THE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


GMA FL BRUTAL BEAR ATTACK-PKG


THIS MORNING 45 YEAR OLD TERRI FRANA IS RECOVERING AFTER AN UNBELIEVABLE

BEAR ATTACK

SOT Frank Frana - husband

16:26:55 she's still pretty traumatized from it all.

FRANK FRANA SAYS HIS WIFE WAS SITTING INSIDE THEIR SCREENED IN PORCH AT

THIS CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN SHE SAW A COUPLE OF BEARS

HEADING TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE.

SOT Frank Frana - husband

01004905

She left the back porch area walked towards the driveway and saw 5 bears

going through the trash and pulled the trash cans out of the garage."

THAT'S WHEN he says THE APPROXIMATELY 200 POUND BLACK BEAR STOOD UP ON ITS

HIND LEGS AND BEGAN MAULING HER.

SOT Frank Frana - husband

01015523

the bear actually had my wife's head in its mouth and started to drag her

towards the woods

BUT HE SAYS TERRI - KICKING, SCREAMING AND PUNCHING - EVENTUALLY GOT THE

CHANCE - AND, RAN FOR HER LIFE.

1020721

The bear jaws let her head loose and it started on her arms she said ok and

she just the adrenaline of it all I guess she broke loose "

HE SAYS TERRI RAN INTO THE HOUSE AND COLLAPSED. HER 15 YEAR OLD SON FOUND

HER AND CALLED 911.

DOCTORS NEEDING 30 STAPLES TO CLOSE THE BITE WOUNDS TO HER HEAD.SHE ALSO

SUSTAINED BITE AND CLAW WOUNDS TO HER ARMS, SHOULDER AND UPPER THIGH AREA.

LATE LAST NIGHT FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION OFFICIALS TOLD US THEY

KILLED ONE BEAR AND TRANQUILIZED 3 OTHERS.

PIO SOUND

"because of its behavior the officer determined that the bear was dangerous

and he took the appropriate action"

INSIDE THE GATED COMMUNITY THEY ALSO CAPTURED AT LEAST ONE BEAR IN A TRAP ON

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ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


HOT AND HUMID TODAY

We are head toward the upper 80s this afternoon and could even touch the 90 degree mark in some warm, inland areas. There will be plenty of sunshine, a few clouds mixing and even a couple of isolated showers popping up this afternoon. Those isolated showers will be aimed inland. Winds will come in from the southeast turning onshore this afternoon around 10-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph.

There is a cold front working its way toward us and it could help us to see a few late afternoon showers by tomorrow. There will be plenty of moisture in place through the middle to end of the week to give us more clouds along with scattered showers as high temperatures still reach toward the mid and upper 80s.

The aforementioned cold front is likely to stall in the southern part of our state, leading us to miss out on the cooling effects.

We'll see some sunshine breaking through those clouds for the end of the week, but still can't rule out a few showers as the remnants of the front will still be close by.

Easter weekend is looking very warm and partly sunny with highs in the upper 80s along with only slight rain chance. And, that rain chance is more likely on Saturday.

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. Return to index of stories...


gma boston family-2 SHOT


TOMORROW MARKS THE PAINFUL ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS.

THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED -- HUNDREDS WOUNDED -- AND THIS

MORNING THE FAMILY OF THE YOUNGEST PERSON TO DIE THAT DAY IS SPEAKING OUT --

DAN HARRIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


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SCRIPT:

NATS BILL RICHARD

The boston marathon was always a special day for our family / We didn't

miss many, if any, over the last 10 years.

TRACK 1

IN THIS NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO. WE HEAR FROM BILL RICHARD SEEN HERE IN THIS

PICTURE WITH HIS EIGHT YEAR OLD SON MARTIN BY HIS SIDE NEAR THE FINISH LINE

OF THE BOSTON MARATHON WITH SUSPECT DJOHAR TSARNAEV LOOMING IN THE

BACKGROUND ALLEGEDLY WITH A BOMB IN A BAG RIGHT THERE ON THE GROUND.

TRACK 2

MARTIN WAS THE YOUNGEST TO DIE THAT DAY. THIS SHOT, HOLDING A SIGN THAT

READS, "NO MORE HURTING PEOPLE" BECAME AN INSTANT, GLOBAL SYMBOL OF

HEARTACHE.

TRACK 3

THIS VIDEO JUST NOW SURFACING WAS SHOT BACK IN FEBRUARY IN ONE OF BILL

RICHARD'S VERY FEW PUBLIC APPEARANCES

01:11 BR: We are deeply grateful and humbled by your presence. Thank you.

TRACK 4

HE WAS SPEAKING TO RUNNERS WHO WILL BE RAISING MONEY FOR THE MARTIN RICHARD

FOUNDATION BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR'S MARATHON.

TRACK 5

HE TEARED UP WHEN READING A LETTER FROM A FAMILY FRIEND WHO DESCRIBES BEING

LEFT IN THE DUST IN A RACE WITH YOUNG MARTIN.

BR:.and he has gone ahead of me now.

TRACK 6

BILL RICHARD HAD HIS EAR DRUMS RUPTURED AND NOW, DESPITE TWO SURGERIES,

LIVES WITH AN EXCRUTIATING RINGING SOUND.

TRACK 7

HIS WIFE WAS BLINDED IN THE RIGHT EYE BY SHRAPNEL. THEIR DAUGHTER LOST HER

LOWER LEFT LEG. AND THEIR ELDEST SON EMERGED PHYSICALLY UNSCATHED. BUT

PSYCHOLOGICALLY SCARRED.

TRACK 8

DESPITE ALL THE PAIN AND GRIEF THEY ARE DETERMINED TO TURN THIS YEAR'S

MARATHON INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE.

0:38 BR: It became clear over these last few months that we would not run

from the event but embrace it, to help us heal, to honor our son and his

message, and to pay it forward.

SOT LARRY MARCHESE / RICHARD FAMILY FRIEND

They are tough people and they are perservering more and more each day.

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FLAG MARATHON SURVIVORS-VO


DAN HARRIS REPORTING.

A SPECIAL EVENT HAPPENING TODAY FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS ANNIVERSARY.

SURVIVOR JOHN ODOM. WILL ATTEND A SPECIAL FLAG RAISING CEREMONY.

ODOM WAS TEN FEET FROM THE FIRST BOMB.

HE SUFFERED CRITICAL INJURIES,

AND SEVERED ARTERIES IN BOTH LEGS.

THE PROGNOSIS WAS GRIM.

AFTER MONTHS OF INTENSE PHYSICAL THERAPY,

ODOM RETURNED HOME TO CALIFORNIA.

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER IS HOSTING THE EVENT IN MEMORY OF ALL VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


A TOUCHING STORY OUT OF HOUSTON --

A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER -- MAKES ONE GIRL'S PROM NIGHT' TRULY MEMORABLE.

HOW THE GIRL'S FAMILY. MADE IT ALL HAPPEN -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS -- IS JENNIFER LAWRENCE HEADED TO THE BIG SCREEN IN A NEW MAJOR ROLE?

WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE NEW MOVIE -- SHE COULD SOON BE STARRING IN. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 NFL PROM DATE-VO


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TZ6 JENNIFER LAWRENCE XMEN-VOTOPS


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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NFL PROM DATE-2SHOT


PROM SEASON IS IN FULL SWING --

AND ONE LUCKY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR IN HOUSTON -- HAD A PROM NIGHT TO REMEMBER THIS WEEKEND.

SHE SCORED A DATE,

WITH AN N-F-L STAR.

PHILIP MENA HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


NFL PROM DATE-PKG


FOR MOST. PROM NIGHT IS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF A YOUNG GIRL'S LIFE.

AND FOR 18 YEAR OLD TAYLOR KIRKWOOD. TONIGHT IS HER SPECIAL NIGHT.

SHE HAS EVERYTHING A GIRL COULD ASK FOR. THE PERFECT EARRINGS. THE PERFECT BRACELET. AND OF COURSE. THE PERFECT PINK DRESS.

IN ANOTHER ROOM. HER DATE TO THE ANAHUAC HIGH SCHOOL PROM. IS GETTING READY TOO.

HE PLAYS FOOTBALL. BUT NOT FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM.

HE'S CHRISTINE MICHAEL. RUNNING BACK FOR THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS.

TURNS OUT. THE FORMER TEXAS A&M STAR IS A FRIEND OF TAYLOR'S FAMILY. AND HE AGREED TO TAKE TAYLOR TO HER HIGH SCHOOL PROM.

"I'm just here for Taylor. It's a blessing, like I said she's a beautiful kid. I'm very proud of her."

"I think he's cute."

TAYLOR'S FAMILY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR HER. BECAUSE TAYLOR HASN'T ALWAYS HAD PICTURE PERFECT DAYS LIKE THESE.

NOT ONLY IS SHE AUTISTIC. BUT UNTIL SURGERY A COUPLE YEARS AGO. SHE SUFFERED FROM SCOLIOSIS. MAKING A NIGHT LIKE THIS ALL THE MORE SPECIAL.

"I'm so happy to go dance and have a good time." Return to index of stories...


JENNIFER LAWRENCE XMEN-2 SHOT VO


PHILIP MENA REPORTING.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE. COULD SOON HAVE HER OWN, X-MEN SPIN OFF.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY SAYS,

PRODUCERS WERE SO IMPRESSED WITH HER PERFORMANCE, AS MYSTIQUE THE SHAPESHIFTING MUTANT --

SHE COULD EVEN GET HER OWN MOVIE.

NO CONCRETE PLANS IN PLACE, YET.

THE LATEST X-MEN MOVIE -- "DAYS OF FUTURE PAST" IS DUE OUT ON MAY 23RD. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT DOWNEY JR ON TWITTER-trxVOTOPS


IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR ACTOR, ROBERT DOWNEY JUNIOR TO TAKE TWITTER BY STORM.

JUST AFTER HE SIGNED ON FRIDAY -- HE QUICKLY GAINED MORE THAN A MILLION FOLLOWERS.

THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO GROW.

HIS FIRST TWEET READ ""TALK TO ME, TWITTER." -- WITH A SELFIE. Return to index of stories...


TUESDAY BLOOD MOON-trxVOTOPS


AN UNUSUALLY BEAUTIFUL MOON,

WILL BE IN THE NIGHT SKY, OVERNIGHT.

NASA SAYS THERE WILL BE A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE. EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

A BLOOD RED.

IT'S CALLED A BLOOD MOON, AND THIS ONE IS THE FIRST. IN A SERIES OF FOUR CONSECUTIVE TOTAL ECLIPSES. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CAPE APARTMENT FIRE-VOTOPS


A FIRE BREAKS OUT AT THE CROSSINGS APARTMENTS IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS IS ON, HANCOCK CREEK BRIDGE SOUTH.

SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES.

CREWS WORKED TO PUT THE FLAMES OUT, AROUND 1:15 THIS MORNING.

OFFICIALS SAY IT STARTED FROM CARELESS SMOKING. Return to index of stories...


TS2) PINEMANOR HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS


AND ANOTHER FIRE HAPPENING IN FORT MYERS.

FLAMES ERUPTED AT A HOUSE ON PALM DRIVE EARLY THIS MORNING.

FOUR ENGINES RESPONDED TO THE VACANT HOUSE.

OFFICIALS SAY IT STARTED IN A BEDROOM.

RIGHT NOW -- ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW.

LUCKILY, NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TS3) PINEMANOR CAR INTO HOUSE-VOTOPS


A HIT AND RUN CRASH HAPPENING IN LEE COUNTY.

AN S-U-V SMASHED THROUGH A HOME EARLY THIS MORNING.

THE SUV BACKED THROUGH THE FRONT WALL OF THIS HOME ON 5TH AVENUE IN THE PINE MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD --

LUCKILY, NOBODY WAS INSIDE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND PARKED OUTSIDE THE HOME.

THE DRIVER WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.

DEPUTIES ARE NOW LOOKING FOR THE PERSON. Return to index of stories...


TS4) KANSAS SHOOTING-VOTOPS


IN JOHNSON COUNTY. JUST OUTSIDE KANSAS CITY. POLICE SAY 73-YEAR-OLD FRAZIER GLENN CROSS. IS THE FORMER K-K-K GRAND DRAGON.

WHO KILLED THREE PEOPLE,

AT A JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER,

AND RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

IT HAPPENED SUNDAY.

A RETIRED DOCTOR. AND HIS 14-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON. A HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN,

WERE GOING TO A TALENT SHOW.

CROSS THEN WENT TO THE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, KILLING A WOMAN. Return to index of stories...


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