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CAPE CORAL WATERMAIN BREAK-TRX-VO TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 A PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-VO-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 B CHELSEA CLINTON GOING INTO POLITICS-VOTOPS-W
HL1) TEACHERS IN TROUBLE-VO-WIPE TZ4 C BURGLAR CREEPS INTO NURSERY-VOTOPS
HL2) CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL3) FOOD COSTS CHANGES-VOTOPS NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
WX HL-WX WALL NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS1) CAPE MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS
CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-2 SH POP TS2) GGE DRILLING PERMIT-VOTOPS
CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE TS3) S KOREA FERRY CRASH-VOTOPS
CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-VO PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-TRX 2 SH POP
CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-PKG
MAN HELD IN BOSTON MARATHON HOAX-TRX-VO PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-OC
PA HIGH SCHOOL STABBINGS CLASSES BEGIN-VO SI COVER ON SALE BOMBING-TRX-VOTOPS
DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-VOTOPS CHELSEA CLINTON GOING INTO POLITICS-TRX-VO
DOZIER SCHOOL COMPOSITE-OTS VO BLOOMBERG TO SPEND $50M ON GUN SAFETY-VO
LEE TEACHER ARREST-CLIP TCMON SS VO JEWISH CENTERS TO REOPEN-TRX-VOTOPS
COLLIER TEACHER ARREST-BNC SS VO BURGLAR CREEPS INTO NURSERY-ANIBOX
CHARLOTTE TEACHER ARREST-TRX VOTOPS BURGLAR CREEPS INTO NURSERY-PKG
S KOREA FERRY CRASH-TRX 2 SH POP FL: REQUEST FOR MIAMI TEACHER FIRED OVER VIDEO-OC-
S KOREA FERRY CRASH-PKG KID GETS STUCK IN TOY MACHINE-VO
S KOREA FERRY CRASH-OC RUNAWAY CARRIAGE ON TAPE-TRX-VOTOPS
DEATH TOLL WA LANDSLIDE-VO LEE DOGS IN RESTAURANTS-VO
FLIGHT 370 SEARCH WEDNESDAY-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
RUSSIA SANCTIONS-VOTOPS TZ5 A WEDDING SAVING SECRETS-VO-WIPE
GGE DRILLING PERMIT-TRX-VO TZ5 B FOOD COSTS CHANGES-VOTOPS
LAST DAY FOR BALLOT REQUEST-TRX-OC-BNR WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING-OC SS WEDDING SAVING SECRETS-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEDDING SAVING SECRETS-PKG
TZ1 A ROYAL TOUR-VOTOPS ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
ROYAL TOUR-2-SHOT FORECAST-WX WALL
ROYAL TOUR-PKG FOOD COSTS CHANGES-2 SHOT
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT FOOD COSTS CHANGES-PKG
TZ2 A NEW BLOOD TESTS-VO GROUP SAYS IT HACKED SAMSUNG'S SMARTPHONE-TRX-POP
TZ2 B LOOKING FOR LOVE-VO SMARTPHONE KILL SWITCH-TC MON
FL LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VOTOPS GM NEW DIVISION-VO
BEAR ATTACK-2-SH NEW YORK AUTO SHOW-TRX-VOTOPS
BEAR ATTACK-PKG TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP TZ6 A DINA LOHAN GUILTY PLEA TO DWI,SPEEDING-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST TZ6 B ELLEN DEGENERES TOPS LIST-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
NEW BLOOD TESTS-TRX-VO DINA LOHAN GUILTY PLEA TO DWI,SPEEDING-VO
MARIJUANA ON THE BRAIN-OTS VO ELLEN DEGENERES TOPS LIST-VO
GLOW PARTIES-VOTOPS COLBERT VISITS LETTERMAN-VO
COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE-VO ROLLING STONES 50TH ANNIV OF 1ST ALBUM-TRX-VOTOPS
LOOKING FOR LOVE -VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
FUSSY INFANTS,TODDLERS WATCH MORE TV-TRX-VOTOPS TS1) CAPE MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS2) GGE DRILLING PERMIT-VOTOPS
TZ3 A WINTER WX-VO-WIPE TS3) S KOREA FERRY CRASH-VOTOPS
TZ3 B-VOTOPS TS4) LAST DAY FOR BALLOT REQUEST-VOTOPS
WINTER WX-2-SHOT FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
WINTER WX-PKG CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


CAPE CORAL WATERMAIN BREAK-TRX-VO


A WATER MAIN BREAK. WILL CAUSE SOME TRAFFIC CONCERNS ALONG VISCAYA PARKWAY IN CAPE CORAL, FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

ALONG VISCAYA PARKWAY. NEAR DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THE WESTBOUND LANES OF VISCAYA. ARE STILL CLOSED.

AUTHORITIES TELL US. ONE LANE SHOULD OPEN IN A FEW HOURS. BUT THE OTHER WILL STAY CLOSED FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

THE GROUND IS DESTROYED, AND THE ROAD NEEDS TO BE REPAVED.

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BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


THREE COUNTIES.

THREE TEACHERS.

THREE ARRESTS.

FROM ABC'S TO D-U-I'S

WHAT'S GOING ON THAT HAS THESE EDUCATORS BEHIND BARS

AND WATER EVERYWHERE.

A MAJOR INTERSECTION IN CAPE CORAL BLOCKED OFF

AND IT COULD BE THROUGH THE WEEKEND

WHY YOU'RE GOING TO BE TAKING THE LONG WAY AROUND

AND PUT THE LIME IN COCONUT.

OR MAYBE NOT.

WHY THE POPULAR SUMMER TIME FRUIT

IS GOING TO MAKE YOUR SUMMER BBQ MORE EXPENSIVE. Return to index of stories...


HL1) TEACHERS IN TROUBLE-VO-WIPE


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HL2) CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-VO-WIPE


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HL3) FOOD COSTS CHANGES-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-2 SH POP


A WATER MAIN BREAK. WILL CAUSE SOME TRAFFIC CONCERNS ALONG VISCAYA PARKWAY IN CAPE CORAL, FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

THE GROUND IS DESTROYED, AND THE ROAD NEEDS TO BE REPAVED.

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE ALONG VISCAYA PARKWAY WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE


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CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-VO


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CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-REM LIVE


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MAN HELD IN BOSTON MARATHON HOAX-TRX-VO


POLICE ARE QUESTIONING A MAN. ACCUSED OF A BOMB HOAX. NEAR THE BOSTON MARATHON FINISH LINE.

IT HAPPENED RIGHT AS PEOPLE. REMEMBERED THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOMBINGS.

THEY SAY HE HAD A RICE COOKER,

IN HIS BACKPACK.

HE FACES A CHARGE, POSSESSION OF A HOAX DEVICE.

PLUS, DISTURBING THE PEACE, AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

THE BACKPACK WAS BLOWN UP BY THE BOMB SQUAD AS A PRECAUTION. A SECOND UNATTENDED BACKPACK FOUND NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


PA HIGH SCHOOL STABBINGS CLASSES BEGIN-VO


A PENNSLYVANIA HIGH SCHOOL WILL RESUME CLASSES TODAY

AFTER A STUDENT WENT ON A STABBING RAMPAGE. INJURING 21 STUDENTS.

AUTHORITIES SAY 16-YEAR-OLD *ALEX HRIBAL * ATTACKED HIS FELLOW CLASSMATES AT THE SUBURBAN PITTSBURGH SCHOOL WITH A PAIR OF KITCHEN KNIVES.

ABC-7 HAS LEARNED HE FACES FOUR COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND 21 COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A MOTIVE. Return to index of stories...


DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS DIGGING FOR ANSWERS,

ABOUT A LEE COUNTY DEATH INVESTIGATION.

VERY LITTLE IS BEING RELEASED.

WE KNOW THE SCENE IS AT ROYAL PALM PARK BOULEVARD.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


DOZIER SCHOOL COMPOSITE-OTS VO


THIS MORNING, WE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH. IN THE DECADES OLD CASE, AT THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS.

WE TOLD YOU IN FEBRUARY. RESEARCHERS DUG UP 55 BODIES, AT THE OLD REFORM SCHOOL.

THAT'S 24 *MORE THAN* WHAT'S ON RECORD.

NOW -- THEY PLAN TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FINDINGS, WITH U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON --

STUDENTS FROM THE 1950'S AND 60'S. HAVE ACCUSED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES AND GUARDS, OF PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE.

THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR THE FAMILIES. OF 36 BOYS, WHO DIED AT THE SCHOOL.

THEY WANT TO GET D-N-A. TO MATCH REMAINS. Return to index of stories...


LEE TEACHER ARREST-CLIP TCMON SS VO


ABC-7 IS FOLLOWING BIG STORIES INVOLVING THREE LOCAL TEACHERS GETTING IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

THE FIRST INCIDENT,

COMING OUT OF ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY TEACHER NANCY VAUGHN. DIDN'T MAKE IT TO WORK MONDAY MORNING.

SHE WAS PULLED OVER. AND A BREATHALYZER, PUT HER AT THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT.

VAUGHN TAUGHT A-P CLASSES AT ESTERO.

HER FORMER STUDENTS TELL US, SHE WAS NICE BUT STRICT.

THIS IS HER SECOND DUI, IN THE PAST YEAR.

RIGHT NOW SHE'S OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. AND STILL BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEACHER ARREST-BNC SS VO


IN COLLIER COUNTY. *A FIFTH GRADE TEACHER, WAS ARRESTED FOR DRINKING AND DRIVING.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED - LAKE PARK ELEMENTARY TEACHER - AMY DANIELS FOR D-U-I.

WHEN THEY BOOKED HER. THEY FOUND NEARLY NINE GRAMS COCAINE IN HER PURSE.

NOW PARENTS ARE OUTRAGED,

DEMANDING IMMEDIATE ACTION.

DANIELS' OWN SON SAYS. HER DRINKING IS A REGULAR ACTIVITY.

SHE'S ALSO OUT OF THE CLASSROOM THIS MORNING. RELOCATED TO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE TEACHER ARREST-TRX VOTOPS


IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY,

A SECOND GRADE TEACHER FROM *DEEP CREEK ELEMENTARY* IS ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE AGAINST A STUDENT.

THE TEACHER WAS PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, ISN'T GIVING MANY DETAILS.

NO FORMAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. BUT DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICE IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


S KOREA FERRY CRASH-TRX 2 SH POP


AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD AFTER A FERRY SUNK OFF THE SOUTHERN COAST IN SOUTH KOREA.

NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

OFFICIALS SAY 459 PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD WHEN THE MULTI-STORY FERRY.

NOW DIVERS ARE TRYING TO SEARCH THE INSIDE OF THE SUBMERGED VESSEL FOR ANYONE STILL INSIDE.

ABC'S TERRY MORAN HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


S KOREA FERRY CRASH-PKG


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S KOREA FERRY CRASH-OC


MORE THAN 80 VESSELS AND 18 AIRCRAFT WITH COAST GUARD AND NAVY DIVERS SWARMED THE AREA WHERE THE FERRY SANK SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS.

THE FERRY HAD SET SAIL ON A 14-HOUR, OVERNIGHT JOURNEY TO THE TOURIST ISLAND OF JEJU.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ON BOARD WERE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON A SCHOOL TRIP. Return to index of stories...


DEATH TOLL WA LANDSLIDE-VO


THE DEATH TOLL FROM THE MASSIVE LANDSLIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE IS NOW UP TO 37.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE SAYS IT HAS IDENTIFIED 36 OF THE VICTIMS.

SEARCH CREWS HAVE BEEN DIGGING THROUGH DEEP MUD AND DEBRIS LOOKING FOR THOSE STILL MISSING MORE THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER THE LANDSLIDE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE ON APRIL 22ND -- THE ONE-MONTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDSLIDE. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT 370 SEARCH WEDNESDAY-VO


ABC-7 CONTINUES TO FOLLOW UP. ON THE SEARCH ON MISSING FLIGHT 370

THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING.

MORE THAN A DOZEN PLANES, ARE DOING FINAL FLYOVERS.

A ROBOTIC SUBMARINE, IS SCOURING THE SEABED.

IT HAD TO RESURFACE ALREADY TODAY FOR A TECHNICAL ISSUE. BUT WENT BACK DOWN.

THE FIRST SEARCH, TURNED UP TO BE NOTHING. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA SANCTIONS-VOTOPS


THE U-S IS CONSIDERING A NEW ROUND OF SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA. OVER ITS ACTIONS IN UKRAINE.

OFFICIALS SAY THOSE NEW SANCTIONS WOULD BE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS. TIED TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OR LINKED TO EVENTS IN UKRAINE.

BROADER SANCTIONS ON RUSSIAN BUSINESS SECTORS REMAIN A POSSIBILITY TOO.

ARMED. PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF BUILDINGS IN AT LEAST NINE CITIES IN EAST UKRAINE. Return to index of stories...


GGE DRILLING PERMIT-TRX-VO


A LONG FOUGHT BATTLE COULD BE OVER.

THIS MORINING. WE KNOW THE STATE WILL *NOT* STOP A PERMIT. FOR OIL DRILLING IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

WE'VE COVERED THE MAJOR PROTESTS, FOR MONTHS NOW. BY NEIGHBORS. PRESERVE OUR PARADISE.

AGREEING WITH THOSE DEMONSTRATORS. THE BIG CYPRESS SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE MADE A RECOMMENDATION AGAINST THE PERMIT.

BUT THE D-E-P *WILL ALLOW THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY. TO DRILL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES AREA. Return to index of stories...


LAST DAY FOR BALLOT REQUEST-TRX-OC-BNR


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY,

TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. THROUGH THE MAIL. FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION.

YOU HAVE UNTIL 5PM TONIGHT,

AT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE

OR DO IT ONLINE OR BY PHONE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING-OC SS


LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE LOOKING TO MAKE MORE BUDGET CUTS. TO AVOID DIPPING INTO RESERVES.

THAT WAS MADE CLEAR, DURING TALKS TUESDAY.

BUT THIS MORNING,

THEY STILL AREN'T SURE. HOW MUCH MONEY IS COMING FROM THE STATE.

CUTS COULD IMPACT MAINTENANCE AT SCHOOLS. AND HOW MANY NEW BUSES, THE DISTRICT WILL SEE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE ARE NOW ON THEIR WAY TO AUSTRALIA.

THE COUPLE WILL ATTEND. AN OFFICIAL RECEPTION AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE.

BUT WILL PRINCE GEORGE STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT AGAIN.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE ROYAL FAMILY PLANS ARE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A ROYAL TOUR-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


ROYAL TOUR-2-SHOT


WILLIAM, KATE AND PRINCE GEORGE WILL SAIL INTO SYDNEY HARBOR TODAY.

WHEN WILL'S PARENTS VISITED AUSTRALIA IN 1983, DIANA BROKE OUT AS THE 'PEOPLE'S PRINCESS'.

WILL THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE REPEAT HISTORY OR WILL BABY GEORGE BE THE ONLY TINY STAR OF THEIR 10 DAY TRIP?

ABC'S BIANNA GOLODRYGA SHOWS US WHAT'S IN STORE FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


ROYAL TOUR-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


A SIMPLE TEST. COULD DETECT IF BREAST CANCER, COMES BACK.

RIGHT NOW RECURRENCES ARE OFTEN DETECTED BY PATIENT SYMPTOMS, CLINICAL EXAMS AND INVASIVE TESTS.

FIND OUT WHAT NEW DEVELOPMENT, CAN HELP SAVE LIVES.

WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR LOVE?

ARE YOU LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACES?

WE'LL TELL YOU THE MOST OPEN MINDED CITIES IN AMERICA WHEN IT COMES TO ON-LINE DATING. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A NEW BLOOD TESTS-VO


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TZ2 B LOOKING FOR LOVE-VO


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FL LIGHTNING STRIKE-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THIS AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN OSCEOLA COUNTY

IT CAUGHT FIRE AFTER A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON TUESDAY.

THE WHOLE 24-UNIT COMPLEX IS A TOTAL LOSS.

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


BEAR ATTACK-2-SH


NOW TO THE DRAMATIC 911 CALL -- AFTER A WOMAN WAS ATTACKED BY A 200 POUND

BEAR IN HER OWN DRIVEWAY --

THE FRANTIC CALL CAME FROM HER SON -- IT'S JUST BEEN RELEASED --

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BEAR ATTACK-PKG


Nats.screaming.

"i need help in my house.

THIS MORNING-THE HARROWING 911 CALLMADE BY TERRI FRANA'S 15 -YEAR OLD SON AS

SHE SCREAMS IN THE BACKGROUND. HAVING JUST SURVIVED A VICIOUS ATTACK IN

THEIR BACK YARD.

911 call

"she came in screaming. she said a bear attacked her."

FRANA'S HUSBAND THEN GRABS THE PHONE.

911 call

she's breathing, she's just traumatized, she's breathing and bleeding hard.

.

Dispatcher: sir where is the animal.

Frank Frana. "off in the woods. They were in the garage. There were three

of them."

JUST MOMENTS EARLIER THE 45 -YEAR OLD MOTHER OF THREE SAYS AN APPROXIMATELY

200 POUND BLACK BEAR HAD HER HEAD IN ITS JAWS.

AND IN A CHILLING DETAIL, FRANA SAYS WHILE SHE WAS BEING MAULED HER PHONE

DIALED HER HUSBAND.

TERRI FRANA SOT

"He didnt answer , there was just a voicemail 5 mins 43 secs of me screaming

"

FRANA SAYS ONCE INSIDE ALL SHE COULD THINK OF WAS HER TWO OTHER CHILDREN WHO

WERE STILL OUTSIDE.

TERRI FRANA SOT

"As soon as they got in the house i knew they were safe , i felt i could

breath and calm down and know this was a true miracle"

OVERNIGHT-- WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THEY'D PUT DOWN A SEVENTH BEAR.

CALLING THEIR BOLD BEHAVIOR AROUND HUMANS UNUSUAL AND DANGEROUS AND OFFERING

A REWARD FOR TIPS ON ANYONE FEEDING THEM.

FOR GOOD MORNING LINZIE JANIS ABC NEWS NEW YORK Return to index of stories...


ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


A cold front positioned just south of Southwest Florida will be close enough to allow for plenty of cloud cover to stream in off the Gulf of Mexico today. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 mph leading to less humidity today. Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the lower upper 70s and lower 80s; noticeably cooler than yesterday. Lows tonight will be in the mid 60s.

A disturbance will track across the Gulf of Mexico in the next couple of days giving us lots of clouds along with scattered showers and even a few storms for Thursday and Friday. There could even be a lingering shower on Saturday. Through Easter weekend, a drying trend is on the way as that system exits the area. We'll see partly to mostly sunny skies for your Easter plans.

Forecast models are hinting at another disturbance crossing the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, which will keep our skies mostly cloudy with scattered rain. By Saturday, this system should begin to shift to the east, with Easter weekend looking mostly to partly sunny with temperatures in the middle to upper 80s. For Easter sunrise services, temperatures will be in the mid 60s. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


NEW BLOOD TESTS-TRX-VO


THIS BRAND NEW THIS MORNING

A MAJOR BREAK THROUGH IN BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

A NEW BLOOD TEST IS IN THE WORKS

THAT WOULD DETECT A **RE-OCCURANCE**

RIGHT NOW. IT'S REALLY UP TO THE PATIENT AND SYMPTOMS

TO TELL IF BREAST CANCER IS BACK

OR INVASIVE TESTS.

NEW BLOOD TEST WOULD ALSO MONITOR TREATMENT

TO SEE IF THE CANCER IS SHIRNKING OR SPREADING

DOCTORS BELIEVE IT COULD WORK WITH OTHER CANCERS TOO.

MORE TESTING NEEDED BEFORE IT'S AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA ON THE BRAIN-OTS VO


THIS MORNING.A NEW LOOK AT THE EFFECT OF MARIJUANA, ON THE BRAIN.

IN A SMALL STUDY, RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT THE BRAINS OF YOUNG ADULTS.

HALF USED POT ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK. THE REST NEVER SMOKED.

THE STUDY FOUND MARIJUANA USERS,

HAD MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN THEIR BRAINS COMPARED TO NON USERS.

THAT INCLUDES LACK OF MOTIVATION AND EMOTION. Return to index of stories...


GLOW PARTIES-VOTOPS


NOW TO A NEW TREND AMONG TEENS --

THEY'RE CALLED GLOW PARTIES.

PARENTS THINK IT'S ALCOHOL FREE BUT THIS IS A PLACE THEY'RE DOING DRUGS.

OFFICIALS SAY THOSE SIGNATURE GLOW STICKS AREN'T JUST USED TO LIGHT UP THE NIGHT.

THE NEON COLORS ENHANCE THE EFFECTS OF THE DRUG MOLLY.

NOW POLICE ARE INCREASING THEIR PRESENCE OUTISDE THESE PARTIES AND LETTING PARENTS KNOW THE DANGERS. Return to index of stories...


COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE-VO


NEARLY ONE IN FIVE AMERICANS. TAKES A VITAMIN OR MINERAL SUPPLEMENT --

BUT IT DEPENDS, ON WHERE YOU LIVE.

A NEW STUDY FINDS,

THE MOST POPULAR HEALTH COMBO IS. SUPPLEMENT USE, DOING YOGA, GETTING REGULAR MASSAGES AND MEDITATING.

IN MOUNTAIN AND PACIFIC STATES. VITAMINS ARE MORE POPULAR.

SOUTH AND MID-ATLANTIC. WERE LESS LIKELY TO PRACTICE YOGA AND MEDITATION -

AND PEOPLE IN THE WESTERN U-S, GET MORE MASSAGES. Return to index of stories...


LOOKING FOR LOVE -VO


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES?

THE ON-LINE DATING COMPANY. ZOOSK. STUDIED A SAMPLE OF NEARLY ONE MILLION MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND FOUND THAT LAS VEGAS MAY BE THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A MATE.

DETROIT CAME IN SECOND FOLLOWED BY COLUMBUS, OHIO SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA AND SAN ANTONIO.

THE STUDY LOOKED AT SINGLES' WILLINGNESS TO DATE SOMEONE WITH DIFFERENT VIEW POINTS ON IMPORTANT TOPICS LIKE CHILDREN, PREVIOUS MARRIAGES AND EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


FUSSY INFANTS,TODDLERS WATCH MORE TV-TRX-VOTOPS


T-V COULD PLAY A ROLE IN MAKING BABIES AND TODDLERS MORE FUSSY.ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS.

IT FOUND THAT FUSSY CHILDREN WERE EXPOSED TO NINE MINUTES MORE OF VARIOUS MEDIA PER DAY THAN OTHER, CALMER KIDS.

RESEARCHERS SAY TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME IS ASSOCIATED WITH PROBLEMS LIKE LANGUAGE AND LEARNING DELAYS, AND A-D-H-D.

THEY ALSO SAY DURING THESE FIRST YEARS, CHILDREN LEARN BEST BY INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE, NOT SCREENS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT WINTER WAS OVER.

IT IS HERE BUT NOT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WITH SNOW AND RECORD COLD TEMPS MOVING IN.

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE AND SHOW YOU ALL THE CHAOS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A WINTER WX-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B-VOTOPS


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WINTER WX-2-SHOT


NOW TO THAT WILD SPRING WEATHER -- SO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY FEELING MORE LIKE

WINTER THIS MORNING --

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY. TO BRUTALLY COLD TEMPERATURES --- IN THE 20'S!

GINGER ZEE IS TRACKING IT ALL. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WX-PKG


ROARING WINDS FORCING TWO SHIPS IN VIRGINIA BEACH TO COLLIDE -

GUSTS TO 70 mph PUSHING A RIG VESSEL AND CONTAINER SHIP RIGHT INTO EACHOTHER

IN THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY SHIPPING CANAL -

TEMPERATURES PLUMMETING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST -

SWINGING MORE THAN 40 DEGREES IN LESS THAN A DAY-- IN CITIES LIKE NEW YORK,

PHILADELPHIA, DC AND PITTSBURGH

OVERNIGHT - UP TO THREE INCHES OF SNOW FELL FROM VIRGINIA TO NEW YORK CITY

AND IT'S NOT JUST THE COLD FAST MOVING FLOOD WATERS-- FORCING EVACUATIONS

IN MICHIGAN

AND RESCUES IN VERMONT

SWOLLEN RIVERS RIsing TO NEARLY 8 FEET IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

"IT'S FREEZING UP HERE"

THE SNOW COVERING ROADS --

AND SPRING FLOWERS

AS FAR SOUTH AS ALABAMA

""ENOUGH'S ENOUGH"/ I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THAT FOUR LETTER WORD THAT STARTS

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TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THE OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL. BEGAN IN MARCH,

AND LASTED BEYOND, ITS SCHEDULED THREE WEEKS.

A FORENSIC EXPERT CALLED BY THE DEFENSE RETURNED TO THE WITNESS STAND TODAY

NOW THE PROSECUTION WANTS A POSTPONEMENT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S NEXT. IN THIS CASE. AND WHAT'S HELPING PISTORIUS.

CHELSEA CLINTON GOING INTO POLITICS?

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW SHE'S SWITCHING HER TONE FROM YEARS PAST WHEN SHE HAS BLUNTLY SAID 'NO.'

KNOWING A BURGLAR WAS IN YOUR HOUSE, IS DOWNRIGHT DISTURBING.

BUT A THIEF TOOK IT ONE STEP FURTHER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE WAS DOING IN THIS BABY'S ROOM. AND IF POLICE CAUGHT HIM. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B CHELSEA CLINTON GOING INTO POLITICS-VOTOPS-W


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TZ4 C BURGLAR CREEPS INTO NURSERY-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

WALL STREET OPENS TODAY. AFTER YESTERDAY'S REBOUND.

THE SECOND ONE IN TWO DAYS.

DOW, NASDAQ AND S&P. ALL JUMPED YESTERDAY.,

AND THIS MORNING,.

FUTURES POINT TO ANOTHER GOOD START. Return to index of stories...


TS1) CAPE MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS


A WATER MAIN BREAK. WILL HAVE CREWS WORKING ALL WEEK LONG IN CAPE CORAL.

ALONG VISCAYA PARKWAY. NEAR DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THE WESTBOUND LANES OF VISCAYA. ARE STILL CLOSED.

AUTHORITIES TELL US. ONE LANE SHOULD OPEN IN A FEW HOURS. BUT THE OTHER WILL STAY CLOSED FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

THE GROUND IS DESTROYED, AND THE ROAD NEEDS TO BE REPAVED. Return to index of stories...


TS2) GGE DRILLING PERMIT-VOTOPS


A LONG FOUGHT BATTLE COULD BE OVER.

THIS MORNING. WE KNOW THE STATE WILL *NOT* STOP A PERMIT. FOR OIL DRILLING IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

PROTESTERS, PRESERVE OUR PARADISE. NEIGHBORS AND EVEN A SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOUGHT AGAINST IT.

BUT THE D-E-P *WILL ALLOW THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY. TO DRILL. Return to index of stories...


TS3) S KOREA FERRY CRASH-VOTOPS


AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN SOUTH KOREA. AFTER A SHIP STARTED SINKING OFF THE SOUTHERN COAST.

IT HAD MORE THAN 450 PASSENGERS ABOARD WHEN IT BEGAN TO SHAKE AND TILT. MORE THAN 300 OF THEM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON A SCHOOL TRIP.

DOZENS OF VESSELS AND HELICOPTERS, ARE HELPING IN THE RESCUE EFFORT.

THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-TRX 2 SH POP


WE BEGIN WITH THE LATEST. ON THE TRIAL OF OSCAR PISTORIUS.

A FORENSIC EXPERT FOR THE DEFENSE.

HELPS BACK UP THE OLYMPIAN'S STORY.

THE JUDGE HAS GRANTED A POSTPONEMENT STARTING TOMORROW.

ABC'S LAMA HASAN IS COVERING IT ALL FROM THE COURTHOUSE IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-PKG


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PISTORIUS TRIAL WEDNESDAY-OC


AFTER TOMORROW'S PROCEEDINGS, COURT WILL RESUME ON MAY FIFTH.

THE PROSECUTION REQUESTED THE POSTPONEMENT DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS WITH OTHER CASES. Return to index of stories...


SI COVER ON SALE BOMBING-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS WAS THE COVER OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED AFTER LAST YEAR'S BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS.

THIS YEAR THE MAGAZINE WANTED AN UPLIFTING FOLLOW-UP.

TODAY. THE NEW ISSUE WITH 'BOSTON STRONG' ON THE COVER HITS NEWS STANDS.

THOUSANDS SHOWED UP ON *BOYLSTON STREET SATURDAY FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT AND TO SHOWCASE WHAT IT IS TO BE BOSTON STRONG. Return to index of stories...


CHELSEA CLINTON GOING INTO POLITICS-TRX-VO


CHELSEA CLINTON IS LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN. TO A CAREER IN POLITICS.

TELLING "FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE".SHE COULD RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

CHELSEA IS 34.

SHE TOLD THE MAGAZINE: "I LIVE IN A CITY. AND A STATE. AND A COUNTRY. WHERE I SUPPORT MY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.

IF AT SOME POINT THAT WEREN'T THE CASE. MAYBE THEN I'D HAVE TO ASK, AND ANSWER THE QUESTION FOR MYSELF, AND COME TO A DIFFERENT ANSWER."

TODAY, CHELSEA IS THE VICE CHAIR OF THE BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA CLINTON FOUNDATION. Return to index of stories...


BLOOMBERG TO SPEND $50M ON GUN SAFETY-VO


FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG PLANS TO SPEND 50-MILLION DOLLARS ON GUN SAFETY.

THE MONEY WILL BE SPENT THROUGH BLOOMBERG'S NEW GROUP -- *EVERY TOWN FOR GUN SAFETY -- AND WILL CHALLENGE THE *N-R-A.*

THE GROUP PLANS TO FOCUS MORE ON FIELD WORK AND LESS ON T-V ADS.

"EVERY TOWN FOR GUN SAFETY" WILL SERVE AS AN UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION FOR BLOOMBERG'S "MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS" AND "MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA" GROUPS. Return to index of stories...


JEWISH CENTERS TO REOPEN-TRX-VOTOPS


A JEWISH CENTER IN OVERLAND PARK KANSAS. RE-OPENS TODAY.

WHERE A GRANDPA AND GRANDSON. WERE FATALLY SHOT OUTSIDE.

A THIRD VICTIM WAS KILLED OUTSIDE A JEWISH RETIREMENT COMPLEX.

THE WHITE SUPREMACIST CHARGED IN THE SHOOTINGS. MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TUESDAY.

HE FACES ONE COUNT OF CAPITAL MURDER,

AND ONE COUNT OF PRE-MEDITATED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

PROSECUTORS SAY HATE CRIME CHARGES COULD FOLLOW. Return to index of stories...


BURGLAR CREEPS INTO NURSERY-ANIBOX


NOW TO A SCARY VIDEO, OUT OF HOUSTON --

WHERE A MAN BROKE INTO A HOME,

AND PROWLED AROUND THE BABY'S ROOM --

POLICE ARE NOW TRYING TO FIND THE BURGLARY SUSPECT --

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BURGLAR CREEPS INTO NURSERY-PKG


IT'S ENOUGH TO GIVE ANY PARENT GOOSEBUMPS!! A BURGLAR--SNOOPING AROUND

YOUR BABY'S ROOM WHILE YOU SLEEP!

Thinh Lee/Father

"He was inside and walking around like it was his house!"

LOOK CLOSER AT THIS HOME SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. THE GUY EVEN SHINES HIS

FLASHLIGHT RIGHT AT THINK LEE'S SON IN THE CRIB BEFORE HE MOVES ON TO OTHER

ROOMS IN THE HOUSE.

Thinh Lee/Father

"When I looked at the cameras, ah, I was infuriated, saw him walk back and

forth in my baby's room/So, my stomach was turning, I was really upset."

LEE BELIEVES THE BURGLAR CLIMBED IN THRU AN UNLOCKED WINDOW EARLIER THIS

MONTH AT HIS HOME NEAR HOUSTON. HE SAYS HE AND HIS WIFE SLEPT THRU THE

BREAKIN BUT THINK THAT FLASHLIGHT MADE THEIR SON OPEN HIS EYES!

Thinh Lee/Father

22:24:12

He woke up during, they both had eye contact, my boy thought it was me and

went back to sleep

THE FAMILY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY'D BEEN RIPPED OFF UNTIL A NEIGHBOR FOUND

THEIR LAPTOP AND BRIEFCASE IN THE YARD THE NEXT MORNING! THEN, THEY

DISCOVERED SOMEONE TOOK 60 DOLLARS CASH OUT OF A WALLET.

SOT Deputy Thomas Gillilard, Harris County Sheriff

22:36:24 The prices of video cameras have come down,/22:36:47 everyone can

afford to have it / 22:36:56 it gives us a tool to try find who this person

was.

DETECTIVES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE BURGLAR-WHO THEY BELIEVE THE BURGLAR

WHO GOT SO CLOSE TO THE BABY IS A KID HIMSELF--BETWEEN 16 AND 18 YEARS OLD!

THIS FAMILY IS JUST THANKFUL HE DIDN'T TOUCH THEIR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION!

Thinh Lee/Fathe

"Really fortunate, blessed nothing happened. Return to index of stories...


FL: REQUEST FOR MIAMI TEACHER FIRED OVER VIDEO-OC-


ONE TEACHER IS FIRED FOR LETTING A GROUP OF STUDENTS ATTACK A 7TH GRADE STUDENT.

THIS IS WHAT THE VICTIM'S MOTHER HAD TO SAY.

it's like a nightmare. He's not the same he's had some sleepless nights.

THIS HAPPENED IN FORT PIERCE JUST NORTH OF VERO BEACH.

DREW DEHART WAS ACCUSED OF ENCOURAGING THE BOYS TO FIGHT THE STUDENT.

SHE SAID HE THREATENED HER.

NOW THE FAMILY IS GOING TO FILE FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT. Return to index of stories...


KID GETS STUCK IN TOY MACHINE-VO


TOY MACHINES. WITH CLAWS. KIDS LOVE THEM.

ONE MOM COULDN'T FIND HER 3 YEAR OLD BOY. UNTIL PEOPLE AT A BOWLING ALLEY ACROSS THE STREET.

FOUND HIM, IN THE CLAW MACHINE.

POLICE ALERTED HER. AND EMPLOYEES CALLED THE VENDOR,

WHO QUICKLY ARRIVED AND OPENED IT UP.

THE BOY GOT HIS STUFFED ANIMAL.

POLICE SAID THE MOTHER WAS NOT CITED. BECAUSE SHE CALLED POLICE RIGHT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


RUNAWAY CARRIAGE ON TAPE-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS RUNAWAY CARRIAGE.

YOU SEE IT TAKING OFF IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA.

THE CARRIAGE PLOWED INTO SEVERAL CARS AND SCARED PEDESTRIANS.

ITS DRIVER AND FIVE PASSENGERS WENT ALONG FOR THE WILD RIDE.

YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE TRYING TO HELP THE DRIVER. WHO WAS INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT.

EVENTUALLY THE HORSE ENDED UP UNHARMED IN AN ALLEY. Return to index of stories...


LEE DOGS IN RESTAURANTS-VO


DINING OUT WITH YOUR DOG IN LEE COUNTY MAY BECOME A REALITY.

A NEW AMENDMENT WOULD LET DOGS SIT OUTSIDE OF RESTAURANTS WITH THEIR OWNERS.

COMMISIONERS VOTED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IT TUESDAY.

RESTAURANT OWNERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY 100 DOLLARS FOR THE PERMIT.

IF PASSED -- THIS WOULD AFFECT PEOPLE IN UNINCORPORATED LEE COUNTY.

THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON THE MATTER IS MAY 20TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


SAVING FOR A WEDDING CAN BE DIFFICULT.

THERE'S SO MANY THINGS YOU HAVE TO BUY FROM FLOWERS TO THE VENUE AND YOUR DRESS.

BUT THERE ARE SOME PLACES,

YOU CAN CUT. AND STAY UNDER BUDGET.

WE HAVE SOME WEDDING SAVING SECRETS THAT CAN HELP YOUR BOTTOM LINE.

AT THE GROCERY STORE,

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN PRICES CHANGING.

FIND OUT WHAT PRICES ARE GOING UP.

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TZ5 A WEDDING SAVING SECRETS-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B FOOD COSTS CHANGES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


WEDDING SAVING SECRETS-2-SHOT


BRIDES-TO-BE ON A BUDGET.

IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

FROM INVITES, ENTERTAINMENT, BRIDESMAID'S DRESSES. IT CAN REALLY PUT A STRAIN ON YOUR FIANANCES

SARA HAINES SHOWS. HOW TO SAVE MONEY, FAST. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING SAVING SECRETS-PKG


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ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

A cold front positioned just south of Southwest Florida will be close enough to allow for plenty of cloud cover to stream in off the Gulf of Mexico today. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 mph leading to less humidity today. Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the lower upper 70s and lower 80s; noticeably cooler than yesterday. Lows tonight will be in the mid 60s.

A disturbance will track across the Gulf of Mexico in the next couple of days giving us lots of clouds along with scattered showers and even a few storms for Thursday and Friday. There could even be a lingering shower on Saturday. Through Easter weekend, a drying trend is on the way as that system exits the area. We'll see partly to mostly sunny skies for your Easter plans.

Forecast models are hinting at another disturbance crossing the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, which will keep our skies mostly cloudy with scattered rain. By Saturday, this system should begin to shift to the east, with Easter weekend looking mostly to partly sunny with temperatures in the middle to upper 80s. For Easter sunrise services, temperatures will be in the mid 60s. Return to index of stories...


FOOD COSTS CHANGES-2 SHOT


RISING FOOD PRICES. ARE CAUSING STICKER SHOCK IN GROCERY AISLES.

IN SOME CASES -- FOUR *TIMES* THE COST WE PAID JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.

SO WHEN WILL THIS END?

ABC'S LINSEY JANIS BREAKS IT DOWN --

AND SHOWS US, THE FOODS QUIETLY GETTING *CHEAPER*. Return to index of stories...


FOOD COSTS CHANGES-PKG


ITEMS ONCE TAKEN FOR GRANTED ARE FAST BECOMING DELICACIES.

LIKE LIMES. PRICES HAVE QUADRUPLED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

FLOODS AND A TREE DISEASE IN MEXICO. TURNING THESE TINY FRUITS INTO GREEN

GOLD.

HERE AT HOME RESTAURANT OWNERS SAY THEY ARE GETTING SQUEEZED.

SOT MIKE DALE, ASSISTANT MANGER: "WELL IT'S ROUGH BECAUSE IT DOES, THE

PRICES HAVE GONE UP A LOT AND MOST AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANTS, IT TAKES A

HIT ON THEM"

SOT LINZIE JANIS, NEW YORK: "THESE SMALL SOUR FRUITS ARE BECOMING SO

PRECIOUS PEOPLE ARE HAVING TO IMPROVISE.SOME OF THEM USING LEMONS , THAT

ARE ROUGHLY HALF THE PRICE"

AND AT THE BUTCHER COUNTER - BEEF HASN'T COST THIS MUCH SINCE 1987.

AND UNDER THE SEA. IT'S SHRIMP. A DISEASE LIMITING SUPPLY AND DRIVING UP

PRICES BY MORE THAN 60% SINCE LAST YEAR.

BUT THERE ARE BARGAINS OUT THERE. LOBSTERS ARE ACTUALLY DROPPING IN PRICE.

LETTUCE TOO, IT'S 17% CHEAPER.

COFFEE , PEANUT BUTTER AND ICE CREAM ALL DOWN AS WELL.

A SMALL SILVER LINING IN A MARKETPLACE OF RISING PRICES. Return to index of stories...


GROUP SAYS IT HACKED SAMSUNG'S SMARTPHONE-TRX-POP


JUST DAYS AFTER SAMSUNG RELEASED A NEW SMARTPHONE.

EXPERTS SAY. THEY'VE ALREADY FOUND A WEAKNESS IN THE PHONE'S SECURITY.

THERE'S A YOUTUBE. OF THEM HACKING INTO THE NEW "GALAXY S-FIVE'S" FINGERPRINT SENSOR.

HACKERS MADE A PAYMENT USING PAYPAL. ALSO USING A FINGERPRINT LOCK.

EXPERTS MADE A FAKE FINGERPRINT OUT OF A WOOD-GLUE MOLD. BASED ON A PHOTO THEY TOOK OF A FINGERPRINT LEFT ON A SMARTPHONE. Return to index of stories...


SMARTPHONE KILL SWITCH-TC MON


STOPPING A THIEF IN HIS TRACKS.

WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE.

AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE AFTER.

BUT NOT SO FAST ANYMORE. YOU CAN SOON ACTIVATE A KILL SWITCH

IT WILL BE SOLD IN THE U-S AFTER JULY 2015.

THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY HAS ARGUED AGAINST IT.

SAYING THE ANTI-THEFT SWITCH HAS SERIOUS RISKS. INCLUDING POTENTIAL VULNERABILITY TO HACKERS.

LAWMAKERS ARE ATTEMPTING TO PASS THE BILLS. THAT ALLOWS REMOTE DISABLING OF DEVICES. Return to index of stories...


GM NEW DIVISION-VO


GM IS CREATING A DIVISION. FOCUSED ONLY ON SAFETY.

IT'S CALLED THE "GLOBAL PRODUCT INTEGRITY ORGANIZATION".

MORE THAN 30 LAWSUITS HAVE BEEN FILED.

G-M CEO MARY BARRA. SAID THEIR GOAL IS TO REACH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF SAFETY, QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE.

AND AVOID MORE PROBLEMS, LIKE THE IGNITION SWITCH RECALL. Return to index of stories...


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW-TRX-VOTOPS


AND THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW IS UNDERWAY AND THERE ARE SEVERAL MODELS MANY

WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON.

THE BEST SELLING CAR IN THE WORLD - THE FORD FOCUS - HAS BEEN UPDATED.

CROSSOVERS HAVE PERFORMED WELL FOR BMW, SO THE AUTOMAKER WILL

UNVEIL ITS NEW X4 CROSSOVER.

AND THE 2015 KIA SEDONA, WITH 8 SEATS THAT SLIDE, FLIP AND FOLD

AND A SEXIER LOOK THAN THE OLD MODEL, KIA HOPES TO ATTRACT PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


LINDSAY LOHAN. HAS BEEN LAYING LOW ---

BUT NOW HER MOTHER, IS FRONT AND CENTER.

FACING A JUDGE FOR DRUNK DRIVING AND SPEEDING.

WE'LL TELL YOU. IF SHE'S GOING TO JAIL.

PLUS ELLEN DEGENERES IS MAKING HEADLINES AGAIN.

HER POPULARITY CONTINUES TO GROW.

FIND OUT WHAT LIST SHE'S TOPS AND WHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A DINA LOHAN GUILTY PLEA TO DWI,SPEEDING-VO


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TZ6 B ELLEN DEGENERES TOPS LIST-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...


DINA LOHAN GUILTY PLEA TO DWI,SPEEDING-VO


LINDSAY LOHAN'S MOM ADMITS. TO DRIVING DRUNK. AND ISN'T GOING TO JAIL.

DINA LOHAN PLEADED GUILTY. TO THE D-W-I AND SPEEDING CHARGES.

SHE WAS ARRESTED LAST SEPTEMBER.

DINA WILL PROBABLY GET. 100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, ATTEND A DRUNKEN DRIVER PROGRAM

AND MUST PAY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS, IN FINES AND FEES.

HER LICENSE IS REVOKED.

LOHAN IS SET TO BE SENTENCED JUNE 3RD. Return to index of stories...


ELLEN DEGENERES TOPS LIST-VO


ELLEN DEGENERES IS NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST OF THE THE MOST POWERFUL GAY CELEBRITIES IN AMERICA.

"OUT" MAGAZINE HAS RELEASED ITS ANNUAL LIST OF INFLUENTIAL *L-G-B-T* VOICES IN THE U-S.

THE MAGAZINE'S EDITORS CHOOSE ELLEN FOR HER CONTINUED SUCCESS OF HER TALK SHOW.

AND THE WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM SHE EARNED FOR HOSTING THIS YEAR'S OSCARS.

OTHERS ON THE LIST INCLUDE NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, ANDERSON COOPER AND ABC'S OWN ROBIN ROBERTS. Return to index of stories...


COLBERT VISITS LETTERMAN-VO


STEPHEN COLBERT, WILL BE ON SET NEXT WEEK.

HE'LL SIT DOWN WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. ON THE LATE SHOW. NEXT TUESDAY.

LAST WEEK, THE NETWORK ANNOUNCED COLBERT. REPLACES LETTERMAN, SOME TIME NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


ROLLING STONES 50TH ANNIV OF 1ST ALBUM-TRX-VOTOPS


TODAY MARKS 50 YEARS SINCE THE ROLLING STONES RELEASED THEIR FIRST ALBUM.

THE SELF-TITLED ALBUM PREMIERED IN THE U-K APRIL 16-TH 19-64.

IT WASN'T RELEASED IN THE U-S UNTIL MAY.

ALTHOUGH NEVER CRACKING THE TOP 10 IN THE BILLBOARD TOP 50. IT CHARTED FOR 35 WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CAPE MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS


A WATER MAIN BREAK. WILL HAVE CREWS WORKING ALL WEEK LONG IN CAPE CORAL.

NEAR DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

ONE LANE ON VISCAYA PARKWAY IS NOW REOPENED.

AUTHORITIES TELL US. THE OTHER LANE WILL STAY CLOSED FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

THE GROUND IS DESTROYED, AND THE ROAD NEEDS TO BE REPAVED. Return to index of stories...


TS2) GGE DRILLING PERMIT-VOTOPS


A LONG FOUGHT BATTLE COULD BE OVER.

THIS MORNING. WE KNOW THE STATE WILL *NOT* STOP A PERMIT. FOR OIL DRILLING IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

PROTESTERS, PRESERVE OUR PARADISE. NEIGHBORS AND EVEN A SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOUGHT AGAINST IT.

BUT THE D-E-P *WILL ALLOW THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY. TO DRILL. Return to index of stories...


TS3) S KOREA FERRY CRASH-VOTOPS


AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN SOUTH KOREA. AFTER A SHIP STARTED SINKING OFF THE SOUTHERN COAST.

IT HAD MORE THAN 450 PASSENGERS ABOARD WHEN IT BEGAN TO SHAKE AND TILT. MORE THAN 300 OF THEM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON A SCHOOL TRIP.

DOZENS OF VESSELS AND HELICOPTERS, ARE HELPING IN THE RESCUE EFFORT.

THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING. Return to index of stories...


TS4) LAST DAY FOR BALLOT REQUEST-VOTOPS


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY,

TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. THROUGH THE MAIL. FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION.

YOU HAVE UNTIL 5PM TONIGHT,

AT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE

OR DO IT ONLINE OR BY PHONE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


A cold front positioned just south of Southwest Florida will be close enough to allow for plenty of cloud cover to stream in off the Gulf of Mexico today. Winds will be from the northeast around 10 mph leading to less humidity today. Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the lower upper 70s and lower 80s; noticeably cooler than yesterday. Lows tonight will be in the mid 60s.

A disturbance will track across the Gulf of Mexico in the next couple of days giving us lots of clouds along with scattered showers and even a few storms for Thursday and Friday. There could even be a lingering shower on Saturday. Through Easter weekend, a drying trend is on the way as that system exits the area. We'll see partly to mostly sunny skies for your Easter plans.

Forecast models are hinting at another disturbance crossing the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week, which will keep our skies mostly cloudy with scattered rain. By Saturday, this system should begin to shift to the east, with Easter weekend looking mostly to partly sunny with temperatures in the middle to upper 80s. For Easter sunrise services, temperatures will be in the mid 60s. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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REMEMBER YOU CAN GET ALL OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES, BREAKING NEWS AND YOUR PRECISION FORECAST ON ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...