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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 BOSTON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY-VO-WIPE
HL1) TAX DAY-VO-WIPE TZ4 CA BUS CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2) SANIBEL EXPOSER-VO-WIPE TZ4 AIR THREATS-VOTOPS
HL3) COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-VOTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-2SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-TC MON TS1) DOZIER SCHOOL-VOTOPS
TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-VO TS2) SANIBEL EXPOSER-SSTOPS,VOWIPE
TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-TC MON TS3) BURNED DOG ARREST-SSTOPS,VOWIPE
DOZIER BOYS SCHOOL REVEAL TODAY-OTS, VO GMA BOSTON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY-2 SHOT
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP GMA BOSTON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY-PKG
GMA KANSAS SHOOTING FOLO-2 SHOT CA BUS CRASH-VO
GMA KANSAS SHOOTING FOLO-PKG MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-VO
SANIBEL EXPOSER-SS,VOWIPE UTAH MOM KILLS KIDS-VO
SANIBEL EXPOSER-SOTVO GMA AIR THREATS-2SHOT
BURNED DOG ARREST-VOTOPS, SS,OC GMA AIR THREATS-PKG
CAR INTO PINE MANOR HOME-VO GMA AIR THREATS-TAG
BIG CORKSCREW AND COLLIER MERGER-VO MD POT BILL-VO
GLADES JAIL MAY BE CLOSING-VO DAYCARE SUSPECT LATEST-CLIP, TC MON VO
LEE COUNTY TEACHERS-VOWIPE FL CHILD SHOT-VO
LEE COUNTY TEACHERS-SOTVO FL FT. HOOD SHOOOTING VICTIM-VO
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUDGET-OTS FLORIDA BEAR-VO
NEIGHBORHOOD LOSING MAIL-TC MON VOWIPE EDISON STATE JOB FAIR-CG
NEIGHBORHOOD LOSING MAIL-SOTVO CHAR CO YMCA JOB FAIR-TRX CGTOPS
LEHIGH BRUSH FIRE-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
district 19 voting map-SS TZ5 WORRY GENES-VO-WIPE
RAND ENDORSES CLAWSON-VO TZ5 LOST RING FOUND-SOTVO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ1 IN UTERO CORRECTION-VOTOPS WORRY GENES-2-SHOT
TZ1 HOMELESS GO PRO-SOTVO WORRY GENES-PKG
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
IN UTERO CORRECTION-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
IN UTERO CORRECTION-PKG FORECAST-WX WALL
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT LOST RING FOUND-2 SHOT
TZ2 TAX DAY FREEBIES-VO LOST RING FOUND-PKG
TEXAS SNOW-VOTOPS TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP TZ6 A GMA DWTS WRAP-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST TZ6 HILLARY SHOE THROWER-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
HOMELESS GO PRO-2 SHOT GMA DWTS WRAP-2 SHOT VO IN POP
HOMELESS GO PRO-PKG GMA DWTS WRAP-PKG
NETFLIX SPEEDS-VO HILLARY SHOE THROWER IN CUSTODY-2SHOT VO
TAX FREEBIES-VO BLOOD MOON-trxVOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ3 COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-VO-WIPE TS 1 DOZIER SCHOOL UPDATE-VOTOPS
TZ3 NEW ALLERGY TREATMENT-VOTOPS TS2) SANIBEL EXPOSER-SSTOPS,VOWIPE
COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-2SHOT TS3) BURNED DOG UPDATE-SSTOPS,VOWIPE
COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-PKG TS4) CAR INTO PINE MANOR HOME-VOTOPS
NEW ALLERGY TREATMENT-2SHOT VOWIPE CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
NEW ALLERGY TREATMENT-SOTVO  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


TODAY'S APRIL 15TH --

AND THAT MEANS. YOU'RE TAXES ARE DUE!

AHEAD AT NINE -- A LIVE REPORT. WITH WHAT PENALTIES YOU COULD FACE. IF YOU DON'T FILE ON TIME!

AND PARENTS. LISTEN UP!

WE HAVE AN ABC7 CRIME ALERT.

A SEXUAL PREDATOR ON THE LOOSE.

OFFICIALS SAY HE'S GETTING BOLDER.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLUS. IF YOU'RE GETTING READY TO HAVE A SERIOUS TALK WITH YOUR PARTNER.

FIND OUT WHY RESEARCHERS SAY YOU SHOULDN'T DO IT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH! Return to index of stories...


HL1) TAX DAY-VO-WIPE


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HL2) SANIBEL EXPOSER-VO-WIPE


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HL3) COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-2SHOT


IT'S D-DAY-- OR SHALL WE SAY, 'T-DAY?!

YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT,

TO FILE YOUR TAX RETURN.

GOOD MORNING, I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK

ABC7S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO. WITH WHY *FAILING* TO FILE. BY THE DEADLINE ---CAN BE WORSE THAN NOT PAYING THE AMOUNT YOU OWE. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-TC MON


AMY, CHANCE. THATS BECAUSE THE FAILURE-TO-*FILE PENALTY IS GENERALLY HIGHER THAN

THE FAILURE-TO-PAY PENALTY. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-VO


HERES THE BREAKDOWN--

FAILING TO PAY TAXES BY DEADLINE IS NORMALLY 1/2 OF 1% OF YOUR UNPAID TAXES.

THE PENALTY FOR FILING *LATE IS NORMALLY *5 PERCENT OF THE UNPAID

TAXES FOR EACH MONTH.

IF YOU FAIL TO PAY-- YOUR WAGES COULD BE GARNISHED AND YOUR EMPLOYER

WILL BE FORCED TO COMPLY.

BUT I DID SOME DIGGING-- AND FOUND OUT THAT FOR A MAJORITY OF FILERS, TODAY IS NOTHING MORE THAN JUST A NORMAL TUESDAY.

THE I-R-S SAYS ABOUT 75-PERCENT OF FILERS GET REFUNDS.

THE I-R-S DOESN'T NECCESSARLY LIKE TO THROW THIS INFORMATION OUT THERE, BUT PENALTIES FOR FILING LATE FEDERAL TAX RETURNS ONLY APPLY TO PEOPLE WHO OWE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY AND PENALTIES-TC MON


THE PENALTY IS A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT YOU OWE. SO THINK OF IT THIS WAY. IF YOU OWE NOTHING, 5 PERCENT OF NOTHING, IS WELL, NOTHING!

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, DANIELLE KOLENIAK, ABC7 NEWS. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER BOYS SCHOOL REVEAL TODAY-OTS, VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

ABC7 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN MARIANA.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA WILL REVEAL THE FIRST FACIAL COMPOSITE OF ONE OF THE SETS OF REMAINS. EXCAVATED FROM THE SITE.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR WHEN RESEARCHERS EXHUMED SEVERAL BODIES.

MANY SURVIVORS ACCUSED EMPLOYEES AND GUARDS AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE.

BUT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CONCLUDED AFTER AN INVESTIGATION IT COULDN'T SUBSTANTIATE OR DISPUTE THE CLAIMS.

U-S-F RESEARCHERS WILL ALSO MEET WITH U.S SENATOR BILL NELSON IN TAMPA TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FINDINGS. RESEARCHERS HAVE EXHUMED MORE BODIES TONIGHT --

FROM THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS IN MARIANA, FLORIDA.

24 MORE TO BE EXACT.

RESEARCHES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SAY THERE ARE 55 BODIES IN TOTAL.

THE DARK SECRETS FROM THE SCHOOL ARE STARTING TO UNRAVEL.

SCIENTISTS ARE TRYING TO BRING CLOSURE TO THE FAMILIES IMPACTED BY WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO SEEING IF MORE BOYS WERE ABUSED OR EVEN KILLED AT THE SCHOOL.

HUNDREDS OF SURVIVORS ARE ALSO COMING FORWARD --

IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES AS "THE WHITE HOUSE BOYS." Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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GMA KANSAS SHOOTING FOLO-2 SHOT


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE DEADLY SHOOTINGS IN KANSAS.

PROSECUTORS NOW SAY. THERE *IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE. TO PROSECUTE THIS AS A HATE CRIME.

STEVE OSUNSAMI HAS THE LATEST. AS ANOTHER VICTIM IS IDENTIFIED. Return to index of stories...


GMA KANSAS SHOOTING FOLO-PKG


SCRIPT:

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NEEDS TRACK - TIME:08

14-YEAR-OLD REAT UNDERWOOD LOVED TO SING. ON SUNDAY, HIS GRANDFATHER

BRINGING HIM TO AUDITION FOR A SINGING CONTEST HE'D BEEN WAITING 3 YEARS TO

ENTER.

5140 JCC SHOOTING VICTIMS FAMILIES PRESSER KMBC

Mindy Corporon / Family Members Killed

0309 Reat was going to the Jewish Community Center with my dad who we called

Popeye

NEEDS TRACK - TIME:07

AMONG THE SONGS REAT HOPED TO PERFORM - "YOU WILL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE."

WORDS THAT WOULD SOON TAKE ON A NEW TRAGIC SIGNIFICANCE FOR HIS MOTHER

Mindy Corporon / Family Members Killed

0416 I had him sing one more time, and I got to kiss him and tell him I

loved him.

NEEDS TRACK - TIME:04

MINDY CORPORON -WOULD FIND HER SON AND FATHER SHOT IN THE JCC PARKING LOT.

Mindy Corporon / Family Members Killed

0455 As I pulled up I saw that he was lying on the ground. My first thought

was that he had a heart attack- just lying there. Very quickly I realized it

wasn't that, I knew my dad was in heaven within seconds. And I ran around

the truck and I saw my son lying there.

NEEDS TRACK - TIME:05

REAT AND HIS GRANDFATHER - BOTH SHOT DEAD ALLEGEDLY BY SUSPECT FRAZIER GLENN

CROSS.

Will Corporon / Family Members Killed

1454 That idiot, absolutely knocked a family to its knees for no reason.

0935 No one thinks they're going to have funerals to plan and no one

believes this will happen to you, to your family,

Mindy Corporon / Family Members Killed

0852 He was with us for a wonderful 14 years. He had a really full life for

a 14 year old and we're very blessed.

NEEDS TRACK - TIME:12

TERRI LAMANNO - ALSO GONE TOO SOON POLICE SAY THE ALLEGED GUNMAN NEXT KILLED

THE 53-YEAR-OLD OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST OUTSIDE THIS JEWISH ASSISTED LIVING

FACILITY WHERE SHE WENT EVERY SUNDAY TO SEE HER MOTHER.

NEEDS TRACK - TIME:08

IN A STATEMENT, HER FAMILY SAYS

"She was the best mother, wife, sister and friend that anyone could

ask for. She lived for God and the people she loved." Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL EXPOSER-SS,VOWIPE


STEVE OSUNSAMI REPORTING.

PARENTS. YOU'LL WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS STORY.

A SEXUAL PREDATOR IS ON THE LOOSE ON SANIBEL.

HE PERFORMED DISTURBING SEXUAL ACTS, IN FRONT OF THREE WOMEN.

TWO ARE TEENAGERS.

OFFICERS SAY THE MAN IS DANGEROUS.

MOST RECENTLY HE BROKE INTO THE BEDROOM, OF A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

SHE SAYS HE TOUCHED HER AND HIMSELF.

IN THE OTHER SITUATIONS,

THE WOMEN SAW HIM OUTSIDE THEIR LANAIS, MASTURBATING.

THE 15-YEAR-OLD SAYS,

HE RAN AND GOT OUT THROUGH A WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL EXPOSER-SOTVO


Sot---police chief "that was obviously the most serious and most concerning. It's definitely a concerning issue and we want to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible. "

THIS IS A SKETCH OF THE MAN OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR.

KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED,

AND CLOSE YOUR CURTAINS. Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG ARREST-VOTOPS, SS,OC


REMEMBER HOPE?

SHE'S THE DOG THAT WAS DOUSED IN GASOLINE AND SET ON FIRE--

TODAY SHE'S IS RECOVERING AT A CLINIC IN TAMPA.

THIS MORNING -- WE KNOW. POLICE ARRESTED.

THIS MAN. LARRY WALLACE. FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ARSON.

POLICE SAY WALLACE. IS HER OWNER AND THE ONE WHO SET *HOPE* ON FIRE LAST MONTH IN ARCADIA.

HE WILL FACE A JUDGE THIS AFTERNOON.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BE THERE. WE'LL BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO PINE MANOR HOME-VO


THIS MORNING.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE DRIVER. WHO PLOWED THEIR S-U-V INTO A HOUSE.

IT WIPED OUT A BEDROOM, IN THIS PINE MANOR HOME.

THE FAMILY WHO WAS LIVING THERE. HAD TO MOVE OUT.

LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT.

THE RENTER TELLS ABC-7. SHE THINKS SHE KNOWS WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.

AND IS SCARED FOR HER CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

THE SUV WAS TOWED AND IMPOUNDED. Return to index of stories...


BIG CORKSCREW AND COLLIER MERGER-VO


HAPPENING TODAY --

NORTH NAPLES AND BIG CORKSCREW FIRE GIVING YOU A LOOK AT THE PROPOSED MERGER PLANS.

THE COMBINED DISTRICT. WOULD COVER MOST OF NORTHERN COLLIER COUNTY. AND BE CALLED THE GULF COAST FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

VOTERS FROM BOTH AREAS. NEED TO APPROVE THE MERGER, IN NOVEMBER.

THE COMBO, COULD HAPPEN AS SOON AS JANUARY. AND SAVE TAXPAYERS NEARLY $4 MILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

THE PRESENTATION IS AT 5:30 P.M. AT CORKSCREW ELEMENTARY. Return to index of stories...


GLADES JAIL MAY BE CLOSING-VO


THIS MORNING. WE'RE LEARNING WHAT COULD HAPPEN. IF A GLADES COUNTY JAIL CLOSES DOWN.

WE KNOW ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE WOULD BE OUT OF A JOB.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ARRESTING FEWER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

LEAVING 300 EMPTY BEDS IN THE 33-MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY.

IF THE JAIL CLOSES. INMATES WOULD MOVE BACK TO THE FORMER JAIL.

IT NEEDS A RENOVATION.

A FINAL CALL, SHOULD BE MADE IN THE NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TEACHERS-VOWIPE


IT'S A PLAN TO IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE.

BUT THAT MEANS. AT LEAST 20 TEACHERS MAY BE REPLACED AT TWO LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

FORT MYERS MIDDLE ACADEMY AND COLONIAL ELEMENTARY ARE PERFORMING LOWER THAN THE DISTRICT WANTS.

DISTRICT LEADERS HOPE NEW TEACHERS WILL IMPROVE STUDENT SCORES.

SOME CURRENT TEACHERS WILL MOVE SCHOOLS---

OTHERS WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY FOR THEIR JOBS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY TEACHERS-SOTVO


4:02:00 we hire about 700 teachers in this school district every single year, so I'm confident if these folks go out and actively pursue there's opportunity out there. 4:02:14

DISTRICT LEADERS SAY SCHOOL RE-CONSTITUTION WORKS.

BOTH SCHOOLS ALSO HAVE NEW PRINCIPALS THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BUDGET-OTS


MEANWHILE.

BUDGET TALKS ARE UNDERWAY FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

DISTRICT LEADERS ARE LEARNING HOW MUCH MONEY THEY'LL GET FROM THE STATE FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

BOARD MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC WILL SEE WHERE THE BUDGET STANDS TODAY. AT TWO O'CLOCK AT DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


NEIGHBORHOOD LOSING MAIL-TC MON VOWIPE


DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY -- IS DONE,

FOR A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

U-S-P-S SAYS, RESIDENTS AT DEL PRADO PARK TOWNHOUSES. WON'T GET MAIL DELIVERED FOR 30 DAYS.

THE AGENCY SAYS THEY'RE FACING HAZARDOUS WALKWAYS. WITH HOSES. PLANTS. AND LAWN FURNITURE BLOCKING CARRIERS FROM GETTING TO MAIL SLOTS.

STARTING MONDAY --

RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO PICK UP THEIR MAIL, AT THE CENTRAL POST OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


NEIGHBORHOOD LOSING MAIL-SOTVO


We have people here that are kind of feeble that can't really get around

5:11 -

I feel like I'm in the first grade. You know, one person does something wrong and you're going to keep everyone after school? That's not right 5:18

THE POST OFFICE SAYS IT'S ABOUT SAFETY --

NOT ABOUT MAKING THEIR JOB EASIER.

IT SAYS ANYONE WITH HEALTH ISSUES. CAN REQUEST DOOR TO DOOR DELIVERY. WITH A DOCTOR'S NOTE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BRUSH FIRE-VO


A BRUSH FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES. IS NOW BEING LABELED AS SUSPICIOUS.

IT SPARKED MONDAY EVENING, ON THOMPSON AVENUE.

BETWEEN EAST 4TH & 5TH STREETS.

IT ONLY BURNED A HALF ACRE, BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS PUT THE BLAZE OUT.

LUCKILY. NO ONE WAS HURT. AND IT DIDN'T REACH ANY BUILDINGS.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE RESULTS FROM THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


district 19 voting map-SS


EARLY VOTING CONTINUES TODAY.

BUT IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW. OUR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COUNTIES ARE SLICED UP INTO DIFFERENT DISTRICTS, WHICH CAN BE CONFUSING.

SO, LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

CAPE CORAL AND PARTS OF NORTH FORT MYERS ARE IN THE DISTRICT --

BUT EVERYTHING EAST OF US 41 IS OUTSIDE --

LEHIGH ACRES IS BASICALLY SPLIT IN HALF --

EVERYONE LIVING EAST OF BUCKINGHAM ROAD AND NORTH OF LEE BLVD CANNOT VOTE IN THIS PRIMARY.

AND IN COLLIER COUNTY, I-75, LIVINGSTON ROAD AND US 41 MAKE UP THE DISTRICT BORDER. Return to index of stories...


RAND ENDORSES CLAWSON-VO


THIS MORNING. WE'RE LEARNING ONE OF THE CANDIDATES IN THE DISTRICT 19 RACE. JUST GOT A MAJOR ENDORSEMENT.

CURT CLAWSON IS NOW ENDORSED BY KENTUCKY SENATOR RAND PAUL. A LEADING LIBERTARIANS IN THE COUNTRY.

ELECTION DAY FOR THE PRIMARY IS APRIL 22ND. ONE WEEK FROM TODAY.

EARLY VOTING CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THIS MORNING. NEWBORN TWIN BABIES ARE STILL RECOVERING THIS MORNING. AFTER A MAJOR SURGERY SAVED THEIR LIFE.

FIND OUT HOW THE TWO BABY GIRLS. SURVIVED AFTER. THIS FIRST OF A KIND PROCEDURE.

PLUS THIS.

SOT:

"The goal is to build empathy through the first person perspective."

A HOMELESS MAN SHARING HIS JOURNEY WITH THE WORLD. HOPING TO BRING CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 IN UTERO CORRECTION-VOTOPS


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TZ1 HOMELESS GO PRO-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


IN UTERO CORRECTION-2-SHOT


IT'S THE FIRST OF ITS KIND.

FETAL SURGERY FOR TWIN BABIES.

THE NEWBORN TWINS. WERE SAVED BY THE NEW PROCEDURE. IN UTERO.

STEPHANIE HARRIS TELLS US MORE,

ABOUT THE RARE AND POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


IN UTERO CORRECTION-PKG


ELLA AND ANNA HAVEN'T EVEN REACHED THEIR DUE DATE YET, -- AND ALREADY THEY'VE MADE HISTORY.

THE FIRST TWINS TO HAVE A LIFE SAVING SURGERY IN VIRGINIA, WHILE STILL IN THEIR MOTHER'S WOMB.

"I mean, modern science -- it's the best"

CRYSTAL SPRINGER AND HER HUSBAND NICK LEARNED THERE WAS A PROBLEM AT THEIR 22 WEEK ULTRASOUND.

SOMETHING CALLED TWIN TO TWIN TRANSFUSION SYNDROME.

WHICH MEANS THERE WAS A CONNECTION IN THE TWO BABIES BLOOD VESSELS ON THEIR SHARED PLACENTA.

"most of the time there is balance between the circulation of the twins but on occasion this becomes skewed and one twin has more volume in its circulation then the other"

DOCTOR JENA MILLER, A MATERNAL FETAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST AT EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER RECOMMENDED A LASER PROCEDURE TO SEPARATE THE BLOOD VESSELS WHILE THE TWINS WERE IN-UTERO.

STILL, THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE.

"the chances of losing one or both babies was high risk"

IT WAS THE SAME RISK AS DOING NOTHING AT ALL.

BUT CRYSTAL HAD TO DO SOMETHING.

"i wouldn't have been able to live with myself to think oh i did nothing and still lost them"

SO ON DECEMBER 9TH DR MILLER PERFORMED THE PROCEDURE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AT SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSPITAL.

"i just went to sleep and dreamed good dreams"

AND WHEN SHE WOKE UP HER DREAMS HAD COME TRUE.

ELLA AND ANNA THRIVED INSIDE THEIR MOTHER'S WOMB FOR TWO AND HALF MORE MONTHS.

THEY WERE BORN PREMATURE - BUT HEALTHY ON FEBRUARY 21ST.

"everybody just wants to meet them they don't even know how much of a big deal they are"

BUT ONE DAY CRYSTAL SAYS SHE WILL TELL THEM -- HOW THEY MADE HISTORY AND HELPED FUTURE PARENTS AND BABIES TOO.

SUPERS:

L/ HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

S/ CRYSTAL SPRINGER, MOTHER

S/ DR. JENA MILLER, FETAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


STEPHANIE HARRIS REPORTING.

IT'S TAX DAY!

THAT MEANS YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TO FILE YOU TAXES IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY -

BUT IF YOU HAVE.

WE'VE GOT SOME GOODIES FOR YOU!

WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE TAX-DAY FREEBIES. ALL AROUND TOWN TODAY! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 TAX DAY FREEBIES-VO


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TEXAS SNOW-VOTOPS


AN UNSEASONABLE SNOWFALL COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS. FOR SOME CROPS IN AMARILLO, TEXAS.

AND THAT'S DESPITE A DROUGHT.

BUT IT COULD BE A WEEK OR MORE. BEFORE ANY DAMAGE FROM THE LATE-SEASON FREEZE IS SEEN. Return to index of stories...


ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s.

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...


HOMELESS GO PRO-2 SHOT


A TRULY INTRIGUING STORY OUT OF CALIFORNIA.

A SAN FRANCISCO MAN IS TELLING HIS STORY OF HOMELESSNESS THROUGH A GO PRO

CAMERA.

HIS GOAL IS TO EDUCATE MORE PEOPLE. WITH THE HELP OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY.

SERGIO QUINTANA HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


HOMELESS GO PRO-PKG


SCRIPT:

IN THIS YOU TUBE VIDEO - ADAM REICHART - STARTS HIS DAY.

HE'S BEEN HOMELESS FOR ABOUT 30 YEARS - AND VOLUNTEERED FOR THIS

PROJECT BECAUSE *HE* SAYS - PEOPLE HAVE BECOME LESS SYMPATHETIC TOWARDS THE

HOMELESS - AND HE BLAMES TEXTING AND TECHNOLOGY.

SOT: Adam Reichart

"I feel like it's a lot easier, the best way to put it is, be cold, or have

less feelings when you're typing something, than when you're looking someone

in the eye."

REICHART HAS VOLUNTEERED TO WEAR A DONATED GO - PRO FOR TWO HOURS AT A

TIME - TO DOCUMENT HOW DIFFICULT LIFE IS FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE.

HE SAYS SAN FRANCISCO HAS GREAT HOMELESS SERVICES - BUT THEY'RE OFTEN

DIFFICULT TO ACCESS.

SOT:

"Average right now is 40 hours of waiting in a line for a bed for one night.

You know, people don't realize stuff like that. You know, going to get

lunch, an hour to two hours."

ERIKA BARAZA IS A CO-FOUNDER OF THE HOMELESS GO-PRO PROJECT.

SOT:

"The goal is to build empathy through the first person perspective."

RIGHT NOW THEY ARE ONLY WORKING WITH ONE HOMELESS VOLUNTEER.

AND THEY'VE PRODUCED THREE VIDEOS THAT CAN BE FOUND AT HOMELESSGOPRO-

DOT-COM.

BARAZA SAYS THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO AFFECT SOME SORT OF CHANGE.

SOT: Erika Baraza

"At the core of what we're trying to do is get a better understanding of the

stories of what's happening, so that we can innovate new ideas on how we

can use these services better."

AS FOR ADAM - HE HOPES HIS PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROJECT CAN GIVE HIM A

BOOST TO GET OFF THE STREETS.

HIS PLAN IS TO GET REGULAR HOUSING WITHIN ABOUT A YEAR.

IN SAN FRANCISCO - SERGIO QUINTANA SUPERS:

-San Francisco, CA

-Youtube

-ADAM REICHART/Homeless Volunteer

-ERIKA BARAZA/PROJECT COFOUNDER

-Sergio Quintana/Reporting Return to index of stories...


NETFLIX SPEEDS-VO


IT LOOKS LIKE. NETFLIX CONNECTING TO COMCAST. IS PAYING OFF FOR CUSTOMERS.

NETFLIX REPORTS STREAMING SPEEDS FOR COMCAST USERS,

JUMPED NEARLY 50-PERCENT LAST MONTH.

THE JUMP COMES AFTER NETFLIX RELUCTANTLY AGREED TO START PAYING AN UNDISCLOSED FEE.TO STREAM ITS VIDEOS DIRECTLY ON COMCAST.

BEFORE THAT, NETFLIX USED THIRD PARTIES TO DELIVER TRAFFIC TO COMCAST. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREEBIES-VO


IF YOU HAVEN'T FILED YOUR TAXES YET. YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS LEFT --

BUT IF YOU HAVE. NOW IT'S TIME TO TREAT YOURSELF.

MANY BUSINESSES ARE OFFERING TAX-DAY FREEBIES TODAY!

ARBY'S IS GIVING AWAY SNACK-SIZED ORDERS OF ITS CURLY FRIES, WHEN YOU PRINT A COUPON FROM THE COMPANY'S WEBSITE.

OR GET TWO ROTISSERIE CHICKEN MEALS AT BOSTON MARKET, FOR THE SAME PRICE.

SONIC IS OFFERING HALF-OFF ON SOFT DRINKS AND SLUSHES.

TO GET THE FULL LIST. HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

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


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


ARGUMENTS ARE UNAVOIDABLE. ESPECIALLY IN RELATIONSHIPS.

AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE SEEK HELP WITH THERAPY.

BUT. STRAIGHT AHEAD -- WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THE ANSWER LIES.

NOT WITH A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR.

BUT WITH A VISIT TO THE KITCHEN.

PLUS. AN EXCITING NEW BREAKTHROUGH, FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS.

STRAIGHT AHEAD. FIND OUT THE NEW DRUG THE F-D-A APPROVED.

NO MORE PESKY SHOTS.

IT'S ALL NEW. IN ABC7'S HEALTHY LIVING. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 NEW ALLERGY TREATMENT-VOTOPS


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COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-2SHOT


DO YOU EVER GET ANGRY WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY?

WELL. THERE'S A NEW WORD FOR IT.

"HANGRY."

AND A NEW STUDY SHOWS. IT POSES MAJOR PROBLEMS, FOR COUPLES.

PAULA FARRIS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE FOOD FIGHTS-PKG


SCRIPT:

COUPLES LOOKING TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION, MIGHT SIMPLY NEED

TO TAKE A BITE OF FOOD.

THE NEW STUDY PROVES WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE SUSPECTED: WE FIGHT MORE WHEN WE'

RE HUNGRY.

Hungry spouses tend to be angry spouses

MOS COUPLE #2 PAULA: WHAT IS LUKE LIKE WHEN HE'S HUNGRY? HEATHER: EXREMELY

DIFFICULT. LUKE: I'M ALWAYS A PEACH. / LUKE: ANYTHING CAN SET ME OFF. I

JUST WANT FOOD.

THE RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT OVER 100 MARRIED COUPLES AND FOUND THAT WHEN

HUNGRYAND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS DROPAGGRESSION LEVELS WENT UP.

GFX: THAT'S BECAUSE THE BRAIN, WHICH IS ONLY 2% OF OUR BODY WEIGHT, CONSUMES

20 PERCENT OF OUR CALORIES!

after they eat their glucose levels increase, that gives them some fuel for

their brain to exercise self control over angry feelings and aggressive

impulses so they're less likely to lash out at their spouse/

SO, THE RESEARCHERS RECOMMENDS, IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT SERIOUS TALK,

IT'S BEST TO DO IT OVER A MEAL.

PAULA FARIS, ABC NEWS NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


NEW ALLERGY TREATMENT-2SHOT VOWIPE


SPRING IS IN THE AIR,

AND THAT MEANS SNIFFLING, SNEEZING AND WATERY EYES.

UNFORTUNATELY THE HARSH WINTER MEANS THIS COULD BE OUR WORST ALLERGY SEASON ON RECORD.

BUT THERE COULD BE SOME RELIEF ON THE WAY!

THE F-D-A HAS APPROVED A NEW DRUG.

IT'S A PILL CALLED -- ORALAIR.

AND IT MIGHT REPLACE ALLERGY SHOTS, FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.

DOCTORS CALL IT, A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH. SUPERS:

L/ SOUTH BEND, INDIANA

S/ ALEXUS RIVERS, ALLERGY SUFFERER:17-:23

S/ DR. JAMES B. HARRIS, ALLERGIST:40-:50 Return to index of stories...


NEW ALLERGY TREATMENT-SOTVO


"it's the first significant development in allergy treatment in 120 years. we've been giving allergy shots just like we always have for the last 100 years or more and now we're offering a new oral therapy for those who have allergies."

ORAL-AIR WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM GRASS POLLEN ALLERGIES NEXT MONTH.

DOCTORS SAY THEY HOPE IT WILL HELP OTHER ALLERGY SUFFERERS LIKE THOSE SUFFERING FROM FOOD OR PET ALLERGIES DOWN THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THIS MORNING. WE HONOR THE VICTIMS. FROM THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS.

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- WE HEAR FROM SURVIVORS WHO ARE SHOWING US. BOSTON STRONG.

AND NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE DRIVERS,

INVOLVED IN LAST WEEK'S DEADLY BUS CRASH IN CALIFORNIA.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THEIR DRIVING RECORDS. AND POTENTIAL CAUSES.

PLUS.

IT'S A BIG TALKER THIS MORNING.

A TEENAGER THREATENS AMERICAN AIRLINES VIA TWITTER!

FIND OUT WHAT AIRLINERS ARE NOW DOING TO CRACK DOWN ON PRANKSTERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 BOSTON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 CA BUS CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 AIR THREATS-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN GOES LIVE TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE.

INVESTORS ARE HOPING. TO RECOVER SOME GROUND, AFTER LAST WEEK.

STOCKS HAD A SMALL RALLY YESTERDAY.

THE DOW WAS UP 146 POINTS.

THE NASDAQ AND S&P WERE UP, ALSO.

FUTURES POINT TO A LOWER OPEN. BUT HOPEFULLY NOT A BIG DIVE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) DOZIER SCHOOL-VOTOPS


HAPPENING TODAY --

RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA WILL REVEAL THE FIRST FACIAL COMPOSITE OF ONE OF THE REMAINS. EXCAVATED FROM THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS SITE.

STATE RECORDS SHOW NEARLY 100 CHILDREN DIED AT THE OLD REFORM SCHOOL.

A SERIOUS DORM FIRE IN 1914 KILLED MANY OF THEM.

BUT SOME BELIEVE ABUSE AND BEATINGS ON CAMPUS TOOK LIVES TOO. A SERIOUS DORM FIRE IN 1914 KILLED MANY OF THEM.

THEN FOUR YEARS LATER - THE FLU SWEPT THROUGH CAMPUS.

BUT SOME BELIEVE ABUSE AND BEATINGS ON CAMPUS TOOK LIVES TOO. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SANIBEL EXPOSER-SSTOPS,VOWIPE


THIS IS THE MAN. OFFICERS ARE CALLING DANGEROUS.

AFTER HE BROKE INTO THE BEDROOM OF A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

SHE SAYS HE TOUCHED HER-- AND HIMSELF.

THE GIRL GOT AWAY.

IN THE OTHER SITUATIONS,

THE WOMEN SAW HIM OUTSIDE THEIR LANAIS, MASTURBATING.

POLICE SAY. KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED. AND CLOSE YOUR CURTAINS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BURNED DOG ARREST-SSTOPS,VOWIPE


THIS MAN. LARRY WALLACE. HEADS TO COURT TODAY IN ARCADIA.

RIGHT NOW HE'S IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND. POLICE SAY HE BURNED HIS DOG.

THIS IS HOPE. SHE'S IN A FULL BODY CAST WITH BURNS TO ALMOST EVERY INCH OF HER BODY.

SHE'S RECOVERING IN A SPECIAL CLINIC IN TAMPA.

WALLACE IS CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ARSON. Return to index of stories...


GMA BOSTON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY-2 SHOT


TODAY MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY,

OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS.

THIS MORNING..WE REMEMBER THE VICTIMS. SURVIVORS AND HEROES.

DAN HARRIS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


GMA BOSTON BOMBING ANNIVERSARY-PKG


SCRIPT:

WHILE THOSE BOMBS TEMPORARILY KNOCKED DOWN MY HOMETOWN. TEARING INTO WHAT

HAS BEEN AN ANNUAL, FAMILY TRADITION FOR MANY OF US. WHAT THE WORLD WILL

SEE TODAY IS THIS CITY'S GRIT AND RESOLVE.

Dan: Did you know before all this happened, how tough you were?

Heather: No. I think if somebody told me this was going to happen to me, I

would have been devastated. I had no idea I had it in me.

Nats Walking

Dan: It's so impressive though to walk with you. You really would never know

.

Heather: Thank You

HEATHER ABBOT, WHO LOST HER LOWER LEFT LEG, PERSONIFIES BOSTON STRONG. A

SPIRIT ARTICULATED PERHAPS MOST COLORFULLY BY THE RED SOX LEGEND KNOWN AS

BIG PAPI.

David Ortiz THIS IS OUR F-ING CITY!

. AND MOST MUSICALLY BY ALL THOSE FANS WHO NOW BELT OUT LOCAL ANTHEM "

SWEET CAROLINE" WITH EXTRA OOMPH.

Nats Sweet Caroline

MORE THAN 260 PEOPLE WERE INJURED. MANY OF THEM -- AS WELL AS FIRST

RESPONDERS, DOCTORS, NURSES, POLITICAL FIGURES, AND LOCAL SPORTS HEROES --

SHOWED UP FOR A PHOTO SHOOT AT THE MARATHON FINISH LINE THE OTHER DAY.

WHICH THIS MORNING GRACES THE FRONT PAGE OF THE BOSTON GLOBE.

************* KILL THIS BITE: Heather Abbott: I think the term Boston Strong

to me has reminded me of a city and a country that came together.it's a

term that reminds me of our support.

OVER THE PAST YEAR. SHE'S MET EVERYONE FROM MICHELLE OBAMA. TO BEYONCE.

. WHILE LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN. EVEN RUN. IN FACT, SHE HAS FOUR

PROSTHETICS. INCLUDING A WATERPROOF ONE. AND ONE FOR HIGH HEELS.

Heather: I do. I do have some options when it comes to legs.

Dan: It's amazing to me that you actually have a sense of humor about this

and in an awesome way.

Heather: I think you have to. I think that helps. I think it helps other

people feel more comfortable with it and it helps me to laugh about it

sometimes. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS CRASH-VO


THIS MORNING. ABC7 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION, ABOUT THE DEADLY CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH.

WE NOW KNOW. BOTH DRIVERS HAD CLEAN DRIVING RECORDS.

THE FIERY COLLISION, WAS BETWEEN A FEDEX TRUCK. AND A BUS FULL OF STUDENTS.

THE CRASH KILLED BOTH DRIVERS,

AND EIGHT PEOPLE ABOARD THE BUS.

THE FED-EX TRUCK NEVER SLOWED DOWN.

BLOOD TESTS ARE BEING PERFORMED.

THE DRIVERS' MEDICAL HISTORIES ARE ALSO BEING EXAMINED. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-VO


A ROBOTIC SUBMARINE WILL BE USED AGAIN TODAY. IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER. WEATHER PERMITING.

ON MONDAY, ITS DIVE LIMIT OF 15-THOUSAND FEET WAS EXCEEDED. AND IT RETURNED TO THE SURFACE AS PROGRAMMED.

SEARCH AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE PLANE WRECKAGE COULD BE AT DEPTHS THAT TEST THE MARGIN OF SAFETY FOR THE SUBMARINE.

SO FAR THE DATA FROM IT--- HAS COME UP SHORT. Return to index of stories...


UTAH MOM KILLS KIDS-VO


THIS MORNING.

WE'RE LEARNING A JUDGE SET BOND AT SIX MILLION DOLLARS. FOR THE UTAH WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING SIX BABIES.

ALL OF THEM HERS,

OVER A PERIOD OF 10 YEARS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE WOMAN ADMITTED TO SUFFOCATING OR STRANGLING THEM. THEN KEEPING THEM IN BOXES IN THE GARAGE.

IT HAPPENED RIGHT AFTER BIRTH.

MEGAN HUNTSMAN IS BEHIND BARS.

WITH ONE MILLION DOLLARS BOND FOR EACH BABY. Return to index of stories...


GMA AIR THREATS-2SHOT


TERROR THREAT TWEETS. ARE POPPING UP MORE AND MORE.

AFTER A TEENAGE GIRL WAS ARRESTED FOR POSTING A BOMB THREAT AT AMERICAN AIRLINES.

ABC'S RYAN SMITH LOOKS INTO HOW. ARLINES AND POLICE. ARE CRACKING DOWN ON THE SOCIAL MEDIA MIS-STEPS. Return to index of stories...


GMA AIR THREATS-PKG


A TWITTER PRANK ABOUT BOMBING AN AIRLINE LEADING TO ONE TEEN'S ARREST AND

THIS MORNING, TO A NEW CHALLENGE FOR AIRLINES - DEALING WITH PRANKSTERS

SEEMINGLY PUSHING THE SAME JOKE.

On Monday, Dutch police arrested A 14-YEAR OLD DUTCH Twitter user who calls

herself "SARAH" on the site after she SENT THIS TWEET TO AMERICAN AIRLINES

Sunday:

"HELLO MY NAME'S IBRAHIM AND I'M FROM AFGHANISTAN. I'M PART OF AL QAIDA AND

ON JUNE 1ST I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING REALLY BIG BYE"

THAT PROMPED A SWIFT RESPONSE FROM THE AIRLINE. MENTIONING THEY "TAKE THESE THREATS VERY SERIOUSLY"

AND WILL BE FORWARDING HER DETAILS TO THE FBI. THE TEEN, RESPONDING "I WAS

KIDDING I'M SO SORRY I'M SCARED NOW."

BRAD GARRETT SOT

It clearly forces authorities to spend time and manpower to track down these

individuals to assess whether these threats are real or not.

THE INCIDENT, now APPEARTING TO ATTRACT INTERNET COPYCATS, INUNDATING

AIRLINES WITH THREATS.

LIKE THIS TO SOUTHWEST AIRLINES.

AND DOZENS OF OTHERS ,

EXASPERATING AUTHORITIES.

AMERICAN AIRLINES tells ABC News THAT THE "SAFETY OF OUR PASSNGERS AND CREW

IS OUR TOP PRIORITY" SOUTHWEST SAYING THEY TAKE THREATS "VERY SERIOUSLY",

NEITHER ELABORATING ON THE THREATENING TWEETS.

AS FOR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, AIRLINE PRANKSTERS COULD BE IN FOR SOME ROUGH AIR:

SOT: Brad Garrett:

The message has to get out, we're going to hold you accountable, even if you

think it's a prank. Return to index of stories...


GMA AIR THREATS-TAG


THE YOUNG WOMAN WHO SENT THE INITIAL TWEET. WAS QUESTIONED

BY DUTCH POLICE WITH A PARENT.

POLICE SAY WHETHER OR NOT SHE WILL FACE CHARGES. DEPENDS ON IF SHE'S DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


MD POT BILL-VO


THIS MORNING WE'RE LEARNING. MARYLAND IS THE LATEST STATE TO *DE-CRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA POSSESSION.

GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY SIGNED THE BILL MONDAY.

IT FREES UP POLICE OFFICERS SO THEY CAN SPEND MORE TIME ON THE STREETS.

RIGHT NOW EVEN THE SMALLEST AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA MEANS PAPERWORK.

THAT CHANGES OCTOBER 1ST WHEN THE LAW TAKES EFFECT. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE SUSPECT LATEST-CLIP, TC MON VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A MAN CHARGED FOR CAUSING A DEADLY CRASH. AT A FLORIDA DAYCARE, REMAINS IN JAIL.

HE FACED AN ORANGE COUNTY JUDGE, MONDAY MORNING.

ROBERT CORCHADO 'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY. ASKED FOR LESSER BOND AND ARGUED. CORCHADO WOULD STAY WITH HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN.

A JUDGE DENIED THAT.

LAST WEEK'S CRASH, KILLED A 4-YEAR-OLD. AND HURT MORE THAN A DOZEN CHILDREN.

ANOTHER GIRL IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

CORCHADO IS BEING HELD ON 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


FL CHILD SHOT-VO


A FOUR-YEAR-OLD TAMPA BOY IS RECOVERING. AFTER A STRAY BULLET GRAZED HIS ARM.

INVESTIGATORS SAY. TWO MEN WERE FIGHTING AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX. AND STARTED SHOOTING.

THE CHILD WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET WITH HIS MOTHER 250 YARDS AWAY AND GOT HIT.

DESPITE BEING SHOT. HE'LL RECOVER.

THE SHOOTER'S STILL ON THE LOOSE. Return to index of stories...


FL FT. HOOD SHOOOTING VICTIM-VO


A FORT HOOD SHOOTING VICTIM WAS LAID TO REST IN TAMPA MONDAY.

"STAFF SERGEANT CARLOS LAZANEY-RODRIGUEZ" WAS KNOWN FOR ACTING AS A MENTOR TO YOUNGER SOLDIERS.

THE DECORATED CAREER SOLDIER HAD MORE THAN TWO DOZEN *COMMENDATIONS* DURING HIS 19 YEARS WITH THE ARMY.

THE PUERTO RICO NATIVE HAD TWO HOBBIES -- COOKING AND SPORTS.

WE'RE TOLD HE LOVED TO CHEER ON THE BUCS AND THE MIAMI HEAT. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA BEAR-VO


AN ABC7 UPDATE. TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU MONDAY.

F-W-C KILLED FIVE BEARS.

AFTER ONE MAULED A WOMAN.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE TARGETING BEARS. THAT HAVE BECOME "FOOD CONDITIONED".

AND NOT AFRAID OF HUMANS.

IN THIS CASE --

A WOMAN WAS ATTACKED SATURDAY BY A 200-POUND BEAR. OUTSIDE HER GARAGE IN LAKE MARY.

SHE SURVIVED.

THE BEAR WAS DIGGING THROUGH HER TRASH.

ATHORITIES URGE RESIDENTS TO KEEP GARBAGE, BIRDSEED AND PET FOOD --

SECURE AND OUT OF REACH. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE JOB FAIR-CG


TWO BIG JOB FAIRS GOING ON TODAY.

EDISON STATE COLLEGE IS HOSTING A JOB FAIR FROM NOON TO 2 PM.

YOU'LL FIND IT IN BUILDING U. ROOM 102.

THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 30 COMPANIES AND BUSINESSES. LOOKING TO HIRE.

SO, DON'T FORGET TO DRESS PROFESSIONALLY AND TAKE YOUR RESUME!

SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS. LOCAL SCHOOLS. HERTZ. LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM. AND EVEN WATERMAN BROADCASTING! Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO YMCA JOB FAIR-TRX CGTOPS


ANOTHER JOB FAIR. TODAY IN PUNTA GORDA.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY FAMILY YMCA,

AT THE THE BAYFRONT CENTER YMCA.

IT'S FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM. AND 5 TO 7 PM.

IT'S LOOKING FOR SEASONAL. FULL-TIME. PART-TIME AND VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AT THE VARIOUS BRANCH LOCATIONS.

THEY INCLUDE CHILDCARE DIRECTORS, TEACHERS. WORKOUT INSTRUCTORS AND MORE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


ARE YOU A CONFIDENT PERSON --

OR A WORRIER?

WHETHER YOU HAVE ANXIETY OR NOT --

COMES MOSTLY FROM YOUR D-N-A.

SO CAN YOU OVERCOME BEING A WORRIER?

YES!. STRAIGHT AHEAD -- ABC7 TELLS YOU HOW!

PLUS THIS --

I was like, 'that's my ring! It'

s my husbands ring!'

A WEDDING RING GONE MISSING FOR **TWO YEARS!

FIND OUT HOW ONE WOMAN. TRACKED THIS COUPLE DOWN AFTER FINDING IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 WORRY GENES-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 LOST RING FOUND-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


WORRY GENES-2-SHOT


CONFIDENCE -- IT'S SOMETHING WE ALL HOPE WE HAVE.

AND HOPE WE CAN PASS ON TO OUR CHILDREN.

BUT SOME OF US ARE WORRIERS. AND WE CAN'T HELP IT.

OR AT LEAST. THAT'S WHAT WE THINK

CLAIRE SHIPMAN TELLS US ABOUT THE NEW SCIENCE.

TRANSFORMING A WORRIER. INTO A WARRIOR. Return to index of stories...


WORRY GENES-PKG


SCRIPT:

Does it ever seem like some people are just--hard-wired for confidence? More

warrior that worrier. More anxious than calm. Turns out - they ARE. New

research suggests a big chunk of our confidence-some say 50 percent-comes

straight from our DNA.

GFX STANDUP: I was busy researching the origins of confidence, and I decided

I wanted to know my confidence blueprint. One saliva test, with the help of

a doctor-and I learned that in terms of the key genes which contribute to

confidence-I come up short. I'm more prone to anxiety than resilience. I'm

more of a worrier than a warrior.

That's just one part of a larger confidence equation. Hormoneslike

testosterone, give men a boost. And the parts of the brain we use matter.

Women rely more heavily on a section nicknamed the "worrywart center", for

example.

But even if you are a natural born worrier-like me-you can overcome the

confidence cards you're dealt at birth.

we have the ability to rewire our brains. in the brain.practice doesn't

make perfect, practice makes permanence."

It's what scientists call--brain plasticity. We can create more confident

pathways in our brains, with better habits.

Some of the best-especially for women?

Embrace failure. The experience of picking yourself back up creates

confidence.

Listen to the pros.

"oprah"

Sarah Blakely, the creator of Spanx, was weaned on failure:

SOT

And be authentic: take a chance on that long buried voice in your head

instead of listening to your inner critic.

"The real core of who you are is there, and you just have to kind of keep

listening to it and your life will unfold the way it's supposed to."

Confidence, in other words, is a choice.

CLARE SHIPMAN, ABC NEWS 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


HOT AND HUMID WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and muggy with just a few clouds. Through the day, we'll see cloud cover increasing ahead of a cold front. That front will also bring a chance for showers and even a couple of thunderstorms. We could get a couple of showers to pop up by midday with more of them during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures today will still be able to warm into the mid 80s. For tonight, we'll be just a bit cooler with lows in the low to mid 60s, which is actually right around the average for this time of year.

The cold front that brings the chance for rain today will get "stuck" near Southwest Florida for the rest of the week. Tomorrow we'll likely see mostly cloudy skies. Then for Thursday and Friday, a few scattered showers are expected each day due to the proximity of the old cold front from today.

As we look ahead to the Easter weekend, the weather does look drier. Sunshine should be increasing with highs in the mid 80s for any weekend activities you have planned. If you are going to a sunrise Easter service, temperatures will be in the mid and upper 60s.

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...


LOST RING FOUND-2 SHOT


LOSING A RING AT THE BEACH. TOTAL NIGHTMARE!

IT'S DEFINITELY A GONNER.

BUT NOT FOR ONE CALIFORNIA COUPLE --

THEY LOST A WEDDING RING. TWO YEARS AGO!

THIS COUPLE HAD LUCK ON THEIR SIDE -- AND NOW HAVE THAT RING BACK!!

VICTORIA SANCHEZ HAS THIS UNBELIEVABLE STORY. Return to index of stories...


LOST RING FOUND-PKG


SCRIPT:

NAT Knocking

IT'S A REUNION. THEY COULDN'T HAVE IMAGINED.

NAT Hi! I'm Jenn! I'm Sarah.

SARAH AND GREG LINDSAY MEET THE WOMAN WHO FOUND SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL TO

THEM.

NAT And there's your ring.

TWO YEARS AGO. THE COUPLE WAS AT THE BEACH WHEN GREG'S RING SLIPPED OFF

HIS FINGER AND FELL INTO THE WATER.

Greg

I mean I thought it was somewhere in the pacific. There's no way I thought

after losing it, there's no way it would come back on shore.

NAT waves

Victoria Sanchez

jenn birchim was here at ellwood beach in goleta with her family.

she bent down to pick up what she though was a bottle cap to throw away.

but it was a ring will a very special inscription.

Jenn

Oh my gosh it's a ring! And I was looking at it and read the inscription, I

was like, 'my love, my life, my lobster?' And in my mind I was like, a

lobster fisherman.

GREG ISN'T A LOBSTER FISHERMAN. BUT THE NAME DOES HAVE A SPECIAL MEANING.

NAT Friends: C'mon you guys, it's a known fact that lobsters fall in love

and mate for life.

Greg

One of the episodes was where they talk about Ross and Rachel being each

other's lobsters and I looked at her and said, 'hey you're going to be my

lobster.' And that's why she had it inscripted in there.

NAT computer typing

JENN WANTED TO FIND THE RINGS OWNER. AND POSTED A PICTURE OF IT ON

FACEBOOK.

NAT As of today, there are 8,547 shares of that picture.

ONE OF THOSE SHARES. WAS FROM SARAH'S CO WORKER. WHO TOLD HER THE

STORY.

Sarah

She read everything that you had posted and I was like, 'that's my ring! It'

s my husbands ring!' She showed it to me and sure enough, it was the ring.

IT TOOK JUST FOUR DAYS FOR JENN TO FIND THE LINDSAYS.

NAT I'm just trying to update people. It's been found!

Greg

Totally resorted my faith in humanity. I was like wow, there are still

honest good people out here like Jenn, to be able to do the right thing. So

it was pretty cool. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


IF YOU MISSED LAST NIGHT'S DANCING WITH THE STARS --

DON'T WORRY -- ABC7 HAS YOU COVERED!

SO. WHO GOT BOOTED AND WHO'S STILL IN THE COMPETITION?

WE HAVE ALL OF YOUR HIGHLIGHTS IN OUR DANCING WITH THE STARS WRAP! Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A GMA DWTS WRAP-VO


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TZ6 HILLARY SHOE THROWER-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...


GMA DWTS WRAP-2 SHOT VO IN POP


LAST NIGHT WAS DISNEY NIGHT, ON "DANCING WITH THE STARS."

THEY BECAME DISNEY CHARACTERS. OR DANCED ALONGSIDE THEM.

BUT SOMEONE HAD TO DANCE RIGHT OUT OF THE BALLROOM.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE BALLROOM'S BIGGEST MOMENTS. Return to index of stories...


GMA DWTS WRAP-PKG


SCRIPT:

nats montage

TRACK 1

the stars-getting 'animated' in the ballroom for DISNEY NIGHT.

nats James

TRACK 2

BIG TIME RUSH STAR JAMES MASLOW "LET IT GO" AND DANCED AWAY WITH THE FIRST

PERFECT SCORE OF THE SEASON

nats 10!

TRACK 3

BUT IT WASN'T A FAIRYTALE ENDING FOR ALL THE STARS.INCLUDING FUNNYMAN DREW

CAREY

20:10:05 Len: The performance had plenty of zip - the technique was very

very doo-dah

nats Nene dance

TRACK 4 DOVOLANI PRONOUNCED: DOE-VOE-LAH-NEE

AND REAL HOUSEWIFE NENE LEAKES.AKA CRUELLA DEVILLE.SHARING A TENSE

MOMENT WITH PARTNER TONY DOVOLANI.FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S PARTNER SWAP

Nene in practice: You wanna go back to Candace then you need to tell

production you wanna go back to Candace

TRACK 5

BEFORE TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED PERFORMANCE

Donny: They should call it Dancing with Nene!

nats Amy dance

TRACK 6

EMOTIONS ALSO RUNNING HIGH FOR PARALYMPIAN AMY PURDY.

Amy crying at practice:I feel like if I had legs I could do that

nats Cody dance

TRACK 7

BUT IN THE END, DESPITE HIS ENERGETIC SIMBA SAMBA, IT WAS POP SINGER CODY

SIMPSON WHO TURNED BACK INTO A PUMPKIN AND WAS SENT HOME.

Cody: This is tough but it is what it is. Return to index of stories...


HILLARY SHOE THROWER IN CUSTODY-2SHOT VO


THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF THROWING A SHOE AT HILLARY CLINTON --

IS PROBABLY RE-THINKING IT THIS MORNING.

SHE'S NOW BEING CHARGED, WITH A FEDERAL CRIME.

36-YEAR OLD ALISON ERNST. WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON MONDAY IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

ERNST IS ACCUSED OF TOSSING A SHOE AT THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE AS SHE GAVE A SPEECH IN LAS VEGAS LAST WEEK.

CLINTON DUCKED AND WAS NOT HURT. SHE EVEN MADE A JOKE ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


BLOOD MOON-trxVOTOPS


IF YOU WERE UP AROUND THREE THIS MORNING --

THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE CAUGHT THIS!

IT'S THE TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

ALSO KNOWN -- AS A BLOOD MOON.

THIS HAPPENS WHEN THE SUN. EARTH AND MOON PERFECTLY ALIGN.

IT ONLY HAPPENS EVER TWO - TO-THREE YEARS.

THE SUN CASTS A SHADOW ON THE EARTH. AND WHEN THE MOON MOVES INTO THE EARTH'S SHADOW IT TURNS AN ORANGISH-RED -- OR BLOOD RED. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS 1 DOZIER SCHOOL UPDATE-VOTOPS


HAPPENING TODAY --

RESEARCHERS FROM U-S-F WILL REVEAL THE FIRST FACIAL COMPOSITE OF ONE OF THE REMAINS. EXCAVATED FROM THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS SITE.

STATE RECORDS SHOW NEARLY 100 CHILDREN DIED AT THE OLD REFORM SCHOOL.

A SERIOUS DORM FIRE IN 1914 KILLED MANY OF THEM.

BUT SOME BELIEVE ABUSE AND BEATINGS ON CAMPUS TOOK LIVES TOO. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SANIBEL EXPOSER-SSTOPS,VOWIPE


THIS IS THE MAN. OFFICERS ARE CALLING DANGEROUS.

AFTER HE BROKE INTO THE BEDROOM OF A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

SHE SAYS HE TOUCHED HER-- AND HIMSELF.

THE GIRL GOT AWAY.

IN THE OTHER SITUATIONS,

THE WOMEN SAW HIM OUTSIDE THEIR LANAIS, MASTURBATING.

POLICE SAY. KEEP YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED. AND CLOSE YOUR CURTAINS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BURNED DOG UPDATE-SSTOPS,VOWIPE


THIS MAN. LARRY WALLACE. HEADS TO COURT TODAY IN ARCADIA.

RIGHT NOW HE'S IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND. POLICE SAY HE BURNED HIS DOG.

THIS IS HOPE. SHE'S IN A FULL BODY CAST WITH BURNS TO ALMOST EVERY INCH OF HER BODY.

SHE'S RECOVERING IN A SPECIAL CLINIC IN TAMPA.

WALLACE IS CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ARSON. Return to index of stories...


TS4) CAR INTO PINE MANOR HOME-VOTOPS


A DRIVER IS STILL ON THE RUN THIS MORNING.

AFTER PLOWING THEIR S-U-V INTO A HOUSE IN PINE MANOR.

IT WIPED OUT AN ENTIRE BEDROOM.

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW THE FAMILY HAS MOVED OUT.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

THE RENTER SAYS SHE BELIEVES. SHE KNOWS WHO MAY HAVE DONE IT.

AND IS SCARED FOR HER CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

THE SUV WAS TOWED AND IMPOUNDED. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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