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DIRECTORS PAGE FL SWEETHEART SCAM-OTS SS OC
HEADLINES------------- VR LABS LETTER-OC VO
HL1) ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING FOLO-trxSOTVO CONSERVANCY EXPANSION-OC VO WIPE
HL2) PALM BEACH WOMEN HIT BY CAR-trxVOTOPS CONSERVANCY EXPANSION-SOTVO
HL3) KIDNAPPING HOAX-trxNATSVO NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN-CLIP TEASE ONE------------
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL TZ1 A KIDNAPPING HOAX-NATSVO
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ1 B SLEEPING AND YOUR LOVE-VOTOPS
PALM BEACH WOMEN HIT BY CAR-2SHOT POP DAVID WEATHER RATE-CLIP
PALM BEACH WOMEN HIT BY CAR-PKG FORECAST-PHC
BREAKING-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
GOLDEN GATE FIRE-OTS SS VO KIDNAPPING HOAX-VO IN TCMON
DEVELOPING-CLIP KIDNAPPING HOAX-PKG
TWO LEE COUNTY SHOOTINGS-EANIBOX TOPS MAN KICKED BY TRAIN CONDUCTOR-TRX VO TOPS 2SHOT
b) ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VO SLEEPING POSITION AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP-OC VO
a) MONTE VISTA MURDER-VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
MONTE VISTA MURDER-SOTVO WIPE TEASE TWO------------
ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-TRX SOTVO SS TZ2 A EASTER PET DANGERS-VOTOPS-WIPE
ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VO WIPE TZ2 B YOGA FOOTBALL-SOTVO
ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-SOTVO EASTER PET DANGERS-POP VO
BREAKING-CLIP COLLEGE STUDENTS AND STUDY DRUGS-OTS VO
CLINTON PREGNANT-VO TOPS OLD AT 24-OC VO
CAPE SEWER CONTROVERSY-TCMON CYPRESS FOOTBALL TEAM YOGA-TRX VO TOPS WIPE
CAPE SEWER CONTROVERSY-LLPKG CYPRESS FOOTBALL TEAM YOGA-SOTVO
OFF THE GRID HEARING-TCMON VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
LIZBETH VOTING-OC VO SS TEASE THREE------------
FL HIGH SCHOOL STABBING-OC VO TZ3 A CALIFORNIA CRASH-VO
DAYCARE CRASH-OTS VO TZ3 B S KOREA FERRY UPDATE-VO
THEATER HEROES-OC VO WIPE TZ3 C KITTENS MAILED-NATVO
THEATER HEROES-SOTVO FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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14:10 revenge because the girl that got beat up got beat up real bad 14:14 it was horrible

FORT MYERS STREET FIGHT!

THEN A RETALIATION SHOOTING --

WITH A NEW MOM CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE!

NEW AT 5--

NEW VIDEO OF THE FIGHT--

AND WE TALK TO NEIGHBORS ABOUT WHAT THEY SAW.

DRIVING RAGE--

ONE DRIVER RUNS OVER ONE WOMAN THEN BACKS OVER ANOTHER--

NEW AT 5--

TWO WOMEN IN CRITICAL CONDTION AND A NEIGHBORHOOD TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE CHAOS.

nats & beep

AND MASKED MEN SNATCH A LITTLE BOY--

BUT IT WAS ALL STAGED!

NEW TONIGHT --

THE HOAXSTER'S APOLOGY --

AND WHY THEY SAY THEY'RE LUCKY THEY DIDN'T GET SHOT.

IT'S RIGHT NOW ON ABC7 NEWS AT 5! Return to index of stories...


HL1) ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING FOLO-trxSOTVO


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HL2) PALM BEACH WOMEN HIT BY CAR-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) KIDNAPPING HOAX-trxNATSVO


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STORMWARN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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PALM BEACH WOMEN HIT BY CAR-2SHOT POP


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ABOUT A DISTURBING CAR-PEDESTRIAN CRASH IN LEE COUNTY.

TWO WOMEN ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER A DRIVER RAN THEM DOWN NEAR PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

IT WAS A HORRIFYING SCENE.

WITNESSES ARE NOW OPENING UP TONIGHT --

SAYING THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT.

THESE WOMEN WERE TARGETED.

AND AS MATT WRIGHT FOUND OUT --

ONE WAS RUN OVER, THE OTHER BACKED OVER.

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PALM BEACH WOMEN HIT BY CAR-PKG


THE SCENE IS NOW CLEAR -- BUT WE JUST GOT AN UPDATE THAT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS OPENED A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO THIS INCIDENT.

WITNESSES SAY SOME SORT OF ARGUMENT NEAR THIS 7-11 ENDED WITH A DRIVER HITTING TWO WOMEN HERE IN THE ROADWAY.

TAKE PKG

DOZENS OF DEPUTIES PACKED ONTO KINGSTON DRIVE.

COLLECTING EVIDENCE AND SPEAKING WITH EYEWITNESSES.

THOSE WITNESSES TELL US THE DRIVER OF A P-T CRUISER RAN DOWN ONE WOMAN. BACKED UP. THEN HIT ANOTHER JUST BEFORE 9 A-M.

DEPUTIES SAY BOTH VICTIMS WERE HOSPITALIZED AND REMAIN IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

WITNESSES FUELING UP WHEN THE CHAOS BROKE OUT SAY IT APPEARED INTENTIONAL.

ALEXIS JOHNSON/EYEWITNESS

23:10 im like ok what the hecks going on next thing i see screaming and ladies getting run over basically 17 BUTT TO 23:43 my heart was pounding i was like oh my god 46

CONT VO

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT RELEASING THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS OR THE DRIVER OF THE PT CRUISER.

TAKE LIVE

WE DO KNOW THAT DRIVER WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR QUESTIONING.

AN LCSO SPOKESMAN SAYS THE MAN HAS NOT YET BEEN ARRESTED.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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GOLDEN GATE FIRE-OTS SS VO


BREAKING RIGHT NOW AT FIVE.

CREWS ARE WORKING TO PUT OUT A FIRE IN GOLDEN GATE.

IT'S BURNING ON 39TH STREET SOUTHWEST NEAR COLLIER BOULEVARD.

WHEN FIREFIGHTERS GOT THERE THEY SAW FLAMES WERE BURNING THROUGH THE ROOF.

ABC7 HAS CONFIRMED IT'S A SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

lightning strike

destroyed garage

heavy smoke still coming from garage

mother and two kids were inside, ok

2 firefighters taken to hospital for heat exhaustion

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE WAY --

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW MORE AS SOON AS THE INFORMATION COMES INTO OUR NEWSROOM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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TWO LEE COUNTY SHOOTINGS-EANIBOX TOPS


ALSO DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

WE'RE LEARNING MORE TWO SHOOTINGS IN FORT MYERS.

THE FIRST --

A 19-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HIT WEDNESAY AFTERNOON ON ZANA DRIVE.

FRIENDS TELL US THIS CHAOTIC FIGHT YOU'RE SEEING -- POSTED ON YOUTUBE -- LED TO THE BULLETS FLYING.

AND ANOTHER SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS -

OFFICERS FOUND A MAN SHOT LATE LAST NIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF MARLYN ROAD AND MONTE VISTA STREET IN FORT MYERS.

HE WAS LYING IN THE STREET.

ABC7 LEARNED THE VICTIM IS TONY SEAY.

SEAY HAD BEEN ARRESTED 17 TIMES IN LEE COUNTY.

FORT MYERS OFFICERS TELL ABC7 IT WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT.

NO ONE IS IN DANGER.

ABC7 IS PRESSING THEM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON A MOTIVE. Return to index of stories...


b) ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VO


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a) MONTE VISTA MURDER-VO


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ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-TRX SOTVO SS


NATS OF FIGHTING AROUND 1:32

NOW THIS DISTURBING VIDEO OF A STREET BRAWL!

FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS TELL A-B-C-7 --

THIS IS WHAT TRIGGERED THE SHOOTING WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE VICTIM IS 19-YEAR-OLD SHAN-QUASIA HARRIS.

FRIENDS TELL US SHE WAS SHOT IN HER SIDE --

AND THEY SAY HER BOYFRIEND FIRED THE GUN.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT WAS RETALIATION FOR THIS FIGHT ON MONDAY.

FAMILY FRIENDS SAY HARRIS IS THE GIRL IN THE GRAY SHIRT.

DEPUTIES FOUND HER BLEEDING FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND INSIDE HER HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VO WIPE


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ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-SOTVO


no name

no face

14:10 revenge because the girl that got beat up got beat up real bad 14:14 it was horrible

HARRIS' FAMILY SAYS SHE'S GONNA BE O-K.

FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE THE VIDEO AND A PERSON OF INTEREST, BUT HAVE NOT MADE ANY ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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CLINTON PREGNANT-VO TOPS


THIS JUST IN-

CHELSEA CLINTON JUST ANNOUNCED AT A NEW YORK FORUM THAT SHE IS PREGNANT.

SHE MARRIED INVESTMENT BANKER MARC MEZVINSKY IN 2012.

SHE IS THE ONLY CHILD OF FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER CONTROVERSY-TCMON


NEW AT 5-

FOR CLOSE TO THREE DECADES A 90 YEAR OLD CAPE CORAL WOMAN HAS BEEN

PAYING THE CITY FOR A SERVICE SHE NEVER ACTUALLY USED.

TONIGHT ABC 7'S GEORGE SOLIS EXPLAINS HOW THE MIXUP HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER CONTROVERSY-LLPKG


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OFF THE GRID HEARING-TCMON VO


TIME IS UP FOR CAPE CORAL'S INFAMOUS "OFF THE GRID" RESIDENT.

TODAY WAS THE DEADLINE FOR ROBIN SPERONIS WHO'S BEEN LIVING WITHOUT

CITY POWER AND WATER TO VACATE HER HOME AFTER CITY OFFICIALS POSTED

THE NOTICE AT HER HOME OVER THE WEEKEND.

SPERONIS ALSO WAS A NO-SHOW TODAY AT HER SCHEDULED CODE ENFORCEMENT

HEARING TO SEE IF SHE HAD HOOKED UP TO CITY WATER.

BECAUSE SHE NOR HER ATTORNEY WERE PRESENT A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE

ORDERED MORE FINES AGAINST HER START TO RUN

WE REACHED TO SPERONIS TODAY FOR COMMENT-

SHE COULD NOT BE REACHED. Return to index of stories...


LIZBETH VOTING-OC VO SS


LOOKING AHEAD --

THE FIRST VOTE IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL TREY RADEL'S VACANT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY.

AND TODAY --

ABC 7 WAS THERE AS ONE CANDIDATE IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY CAST HER BALLOT.

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO VOTED EARLY THIS MORNING AT THE CAPE CORAL LIBRARY PRECINCT.

CANDIDATE PAIGE KREEGEL VOTED BY MAIL.

CURT CLAWSON AND MICHAEL DREIKORN TELL US THEY PLAN TO VOTE ON PRIMARY DAY NEXT TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


FL HIGH SCHOOL STABBING-OC VO


SCARY MOMENTS AT A MIAMI AREA HIGH SCHOOL.

THE SCHOOL PLACED WAS ON LOCKDOWN THIS MORNING AFTER A STABBING.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY ARRESTED A STUDENT FOR STABBING A CLASSMATE.

POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED THE IDENTITY HAVE OF THE SUSPECT OR THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CRASH-OTS VO


NEW INFORMATION HAS EMERGED TONIGHT --

ABOUT THE FLORIDA DAY CARE CRASH --

THAT LEFT A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL DEAD.

AN S-U-V REAR-ENDED A CAR --

WHICH THEN PLOWED INTO THE DAY CARE IN WINTER PARK.

TROOPERS HAVE NOW CONFIREMD THE DRIVER OF THE CAR --

DID NOT HAVE ANY ALCOHOL IN THEIR SYSTEM.

THE DRIVER OF THE S-U-V IS CHARGED WITH FLEEING THE SCENE OF A DEADLY CRASH.

HE'S STILL IN JAIL RIGHT NOW --

AFTER LEADING POLICE ON A 24-HOUR MANHUNT. Return to index of stories...


THEATER HEROES-OC VO WIPE


TWO TAMPA BAY NURSES WERE HONORED TODAY FOR THEIR HEROIC ACTIONS AFTER

A DEADLY MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING IN JANUARY.

THE PASCO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HONORED DEREK FRIEDHOFF AND HIS GIRLFRIEND JENNIE MANERA FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO SAVE CHAD OULSON'S LIFE.

OULSON WAS SHOT IN A WESLEY CHAPEL MOVIE THEATER ON JANUARY 13 BY RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN CURTIS REEVES AFTER AN ARGUMENT ABOUT TEXTING.

THEY WERE IN THE SAME THEATER- AND RUSHED TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


THEATER HEROES-SOTVO


"It really wasn't anything we needed to think about. We just jumped in and

provided the care."

DESPITE THEIR EFFORTS-- OULSON DIED FROM THE GUNSHOT WOUND.

AND ALTHOUGH THEY ARE BEING HAILED AS HEROES AND SAY THEY APPRECIATE THE

RECOGNITION-- THEY SAY THEY WERE JUST DOING THEIR JOBS. Return to index of stories...


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A 13-THOUSAND DOLLAR ROLEX, A NEW CAR AND A ROMANTIC TRIP JUST WEREN'T ENOUGH.

A SOUTH FLORIDA WOMAN IS FACING CHARGES --

IN WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT CALLS A "SWEETHEART SCAM."

INVESTIGATORS SAY 46-YEAR-OLD MICHELLE NICHOLAS PRETENDED TO BE ROMANTICALLY INTERESTED IN AN 82-YEAR-OLD MAN.

HE BOUGHT HER THAT EXPENSIVE WATCH.

HE BOUGHT HER THE LEXUS.

BUT THEY SAY SHE WAS CAUGHT --

WHEN SHE USED HIS CREDIT CARD TO OPEN A NEW ACCOUNT.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN DIDN'T KNOW ALL OF WHAT WAS GOING ON --

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VR LABS LETTER-OC VO


A PATH TO LITIGATION, NOT RESOLUTION.

ALL NEW RIGHT NOW AT 5

THIS IS THE MESSAGE FROM V-R LABS TO LEE COUNTY.

WE GOT OUR HANDS ON A LETTER V-R LABS DIRECTOR KAY GOW FAXED TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WEDNESDAY.

IN IT- SHE REQUESTS *PERSONAL MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE COUNTY'S LAWSUIT AGAINST HER COMPANY.

THE COUNTY IS SUING V-R LABS TO GET 5 MILLION OF YOUR TAXDOLLARS BACK.

THAT MONEY WAS GIVEN TO V-R LABS AS PART OF AN INCENTIVE TO CREATE JOBS. BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED.

IN AN EMAIL TO COMMISSIONERS- LEE COUNTY ATTORNEY RICHARD WESCH SAYS GOW HAD OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCUSSIONS IN THE PAST BUT SHE NEVER FOLLOWED UP.

RIGHT NOW- WE'RE WAITING ON THE COUNTY'S RESPONSE TO GOW.

WE HAVE CONFIRMED NO COMMISSIONERS HAVE MEETINGS SET UP. Return to index of stories...


CONSERVANCY EXPANSION-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

A-B-C- 7 TAKES YOU INSIDE THE FINAL PHASE OF A 20-MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER AT THE "CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA."

THIS MORNING --

THEY HELD AN UNVEILING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE THE FIVE-YEAR PROJECT.

THE NEW PLANNING CENTER IS SO GREEN --

IT COULD BECOME LEED CERTIFIED.

THAT STANDS FOR LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN.

AND WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT IT IS THE 'SUSTAINABILITY COURTYARD.'

CONSERVANCY OFFICIALS SAY THE CHALLENGE HERE WAS TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE --

EVERYTHING THAT'S ENERGY EFFICIENT. Return to index of stories...


CONSERVANCY EXPANSION-SOTVO


Rob Moher, Conservancy of SWFL President

21:15:21-:30

There's a lot of opportunities that we can reduce our energy consumption, reduce the impact on the land, build smarter and cleaner and have clean energy use, as opposed to needing to drill in our backyard.

THIS IS THE SIXTH NEW BUILDING --

AS PART OF THE 20 MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER.

DONATIONS PAID FOR THE WORK. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE------------


Youtube "Whoa!"

A VIOLENT CHILD ABDUCTION CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN A PARK.

RECORDED FROM ALL ANGLES.

PARENTS FREAKED OUT -- CALLED 9-1-1.

TONIGHT WE'RE FINDING OUT IT WAS ALL A HOAX!

DO YOU CUDDLE ALL NIGHT LONG WITH YOUR PARTNER?

IF SO YOU COULD BE ONE HAPPY COUPLE.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU THE SLEEP POSITION TO MAKE YOUR LOVE STRONGER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A KIDNAPPING HOAX-NATSVO


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TZ1 B SLEEPING AND YOUR LOVE-VOTOPS


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DAVID WEATHER RATE-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


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...


FORECAST-WXWALL


TRACKING SHOWERS AND STORMS

Storms are already firing up on the First Alert Live Radar this afternoon and will continue through the evening and into the night. Some of these storms will be strong to possible severe, with the main threats being very heavy downpours, gusty winds, hail and lots of thunder and lightning.

Through the evening hours, the storms move out over the Gulf of Mexico as we head into the night. Overnight, we'll stay warm and muggy under mainly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

For tomorrow, we'll see mainly cloudy skies. There will be showers and storms popping up again, but it looks like it will be another late day event as an area of low pressure moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. If you have plans early in the day even into the midday time frame, you shouldn't have any problems. The late afternoon and evening plans could be a bit of a mess, though. Expect that some of the storms that pop up could once again be on the strong to severe side and they will likely last into the overnight and even Saturday morning.

Through the day Saturday, we'll dry things out and even get the sunshine to return. Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the lower 80s.

If you are planning to attend sunrise services on Easter Sunday, temperatures will be near 60 degrees. That is rather cool by Southwest Florida standards for this time of year, so you may want the light sweater for that early morning time frame. Then we'll warm to the lower to mid 80s for Easter Sunday afternoon. Return to index of stories...


KIDNAPPING HOAX-VO IN TCMON


NEW TONIGHT --

TWO MEN ARE NOW APOLOGIZING AFTER THEY STAGED A FAKE KIDNAPPING IN A WASHINGTON PARK.

MOMS AT THE PLAYGROUND THOUGHT IT WAS REAL --

AND QUITE NATURALLY PANICKED.

THEY CHASED AFTER THE FAKE KIDNAPPERS AND CALLED 911.

THEN THEY BLEW THEIR STACKS WHEN THEY REALIZED THIS WAS A SHAM!

ABC'S NEAL KARLINSKY TALKS TO THE MEN --

WHO ADMIT, THEY'RE LUCKY THEY DIDN'T GET SHOT. Return to index of stories...


KIDNAPPING HOAX-PKG


WATCH CLOSELY, THE MEN IN THIS VAN ARE ABOUT TO SNATCH A LITTLE BOY FROM A CROWDED PARK IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

1:43 youtube Nat/guys grabs kid and runs

-"whoa!"

HE GETS HIM INTO THE VAN AND THEY QUICKLY DRIVE OFF--IT'S OVER IN JUST

SECONDS.

BUT WHAT PANICKED MOMS AND KIDS BACK AT THE PARK DIDN'T REALIZE-IT WAS ALL

STAGED-PART OF A HOAX.

2:59 Youtube Nats/angry moms

-"this is outrageous!"

THE FAKE KIDNAPPERS CAME BACK. REVEALING THAT LITTLE BOY IS A RELATIVE.

Pathfire - Tiffany Barnett/witness: my daughter is still terrified. She'll

tell you right now. What if they take me? What if they take me?"

NOW POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER COUSINS JASON AND JESSE HOLDEN - SHOULD

BE CHARGED WITH A CRIME. THIS MORNING. IN A GMA EXCLUSIVE, THE TWO

HOAXSTERS ADMIDT THEYMADE A HUGE MISTAKE.

FEED Jesse Holden-

We just wanna start by making an apology to everyone there, we really didn't

picture it having that impact / It's kind of hard for me to watch it. / I

feel a lot of shame when I watch it.

THEY SAY THEY TOLD POLICE BEFORE THEY DID IT, BUT WORD DIDN'T GET THROUGH

TO EVERYONE AND THEY'RE JUST THANKFUL THE OFFICER FLAGGED DOWN TO FIND THEIR

CAR--DIDN'T SHOOT THEM.

FEED Jesse Holden-

I don't wanna get in trouble for it obviously. I really want to get my point

across that we didn't do this for a prank video.

THEY SAY THE IDEA WAS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT CHILD ABDUCTIONS.

BUT THEY ALSO ADMIT IT WAS DESIGNED TO GET TRAFFIC TO THEIR PRANK-

FILLEDYOUTUBE PAGE. /

THIS MORNING THE TWO SAY THEY WON'T STOP MAKING VIDEOS-BUT THEY'LL TRY TO

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MAN KICKED BY TRAIN CONDUCTOR-TRX VO TOPS 2SHOT


TONIGHT -

PROOF!

THOSE SELFIES CAN BE DANGEROUS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A MAN STANDING TOO CLOSE TO A TRAIN WAS KICKED IN THE HEAD BY SOMEONE ON BOARD.

JARED FRANK WAS VACATIONING IN PERU WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

THE SELFIE VIDEO ALREADY HAS ALMOST 7 MILLION HITS.

AND THAT'S MONEY IN THE BANK FOR FRANK.

HE GETS 4 DOLLARS FOR EVERY 1-THOUSAND VIEWS.

HIS EMBARRASMENT'S EARNED HIM ABOUT 28-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE VIDEO AGAIN-

HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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SLEEPING POSITION AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP-OC VO


NOW LET'S TAKE THINGS INTO THE BEDROOM --

DO YOU AND YOUR PARTNER CUDDLE ALL NIGHT?

WELL, IT TURNS OUT --

SLEEPING CLOSER TO EACH MAY REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A HAPPY, HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.

A NEW STUDY FOUND 94-PERCENT OF COUPLES WHO SPENT THE NIGHT IN CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER --

REPORTED BEING 'HAPPY' WITH THEIR RELATIONSHIPS!

ONLY 68 PERCENT SAID THEY WERE HAPPY --

EVEN IF THEY DIDN'T SLEEP IN CLOSE PROXIMITY.

AND THE FARTHER APART COUPLES SLEPT FROM ONE ANOTHER --

THE WORSE THEY FELT ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP.

SO CUDDLE AND SPOON --

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TEASE TWO------------


AS THE EASTER BUNNY HOPS INTO YOUR HOUSE TO LEAVE TREATS -- ABC7 EXPOSES THE DANGER OF SOME OF THOSE GOODIES.

THE DEADLY THREAT TO YOUR PETS AND WHAT TO DO NOW.

Nate Perez, Sophomore - "Being big is not the only thing we need in football."

LEE COUNTY FOOTBALL PLAYERS HIT THE MAT --

THE YOGA MAT.

THEY'RE THE FIRST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO MAKE YOGA PART OF THEIR TRAINING.

WE FIND OUT WHY. Return to index of stories...


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EASTER PET DANGERS-POP VO


EASTER WEEK BRINGS WITH IT SURPRISING DANGERS FOR YOUR PETS.

THE PET POISON HELPLINE SAYS THEY SEE A NEARLY 200-PERCENT INCREASE IN CALLS.

SO --

HERE ARE THE THREE HOLIDAY ITEMS YOU WANT TO KEEP AWAY FROM YOUR CATS AND DOGS.

ONE --

PLASTIC EGGS

IF THEY SWALLOW ONE, IT CAN WREAK HAVOC ON THEIR INTESTINES.

TWO --

EASTER LILIES.

IF YOUR CAT EATS ONE --

THEY CAN DIE FROM KIDNEY FAILURE WITHIN TWO DAYS.

AND NUMBER THREE'S THE WORST.

CHOCOLATE BUNNIES.

THE FAT IN CHOCOLATE CAN CAUSE VOMITING AND DIARRHEA IN CATS AND DOGS --

AND THE STIMULANTS CAN KILL THEM.

IF YOUR PET EATS OR SWALLOWS SOMETHING THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO --

CALL THE VET IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE STUDENTS AND STUDY DRUGS-OTS VO


IN YOUR ABC 7S HEALTHY LIVING-

MORE COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE RELYING ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO MAKE THE GRADE.

THEY'RE USING AND IN SOME CASES ABUSING WHAT THEY CALL STUDY DRUGS.

DRUGS SUCH AS ADDERALL AND RITALIN MEANT TO TREAT A-D-H-D.

EXPERTS WARN THEY'RE ADDICTIVE AND THERE'S A HIGH RISK OF OVERDOSE. Return to index of stories...


OLD AT 24-OC VO


YOUR BRAIN MIGHT BE SLOWING DOWN A BIT SOONER THAN YOU THINK.

A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS YOUR MOTOR SKILLS PEAK AT THE AGE OF 24.

RESEARCHERS USED VIDEO GAMES TO TEST REACTION TIMES AND FOUND BEGINS TO DIMINISH IN YOUR TWENTIES.

BUT THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS-

THEY ALSO FOUND AS SOME PEOPLE'S PERFORMANCE SLOWS, THEY MAKE UP FOR BY BEING MORE CUNNING AND CRAFTY. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS FOOTBALL TEAM YOGA-TRX VO TOPS WIPE


YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!

THE CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IS TRYING A NEW APPROACH TO TRAINING THIS OFF-SEASON.

AND IT'S ABOUT AS FAR AWAY FROM THE BRUTALITY OF THE FOOTBALL FIELD AS YOU CAN GET.

THE NEW COACH AND NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR --

CLEAR OUT THE CAFETERIA FOR YOGA ONCE A WEEK.

ONE HOUR SESSIONS.

AND THE PLAYERS ARE BUYING IN. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS FOOTBALL TEAM YOGA-SOTVO


5:12:09 being big is not the only thing we need in football. It's like having that strength and that agility, being limber 5:12:16

INSTRUCTORS SAY YOGA IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY, RANGE OF MOTION, PREVENTS INJURIES AND HELPS PLAYERS FOCUS.

THE SCHOOL'S VOLLEYBALL AND SWIM TEAMS ARE ALSO DOING YOGA.

YOGA STUDIO "RUBY AND PEARL'S" DONATED THE MATS.

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TEASE THREE------------


10 DEAD INCLUDING FIVE STUDENTS.

TONIGHT - FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE RECONSTRUCTING THE DEADLY CRASH ON A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY.

WHAT HAPPENED AND WHO'S TO BLAME --

FED EX OR A TOUR BUS DRIVER?

PLUS --

TRAGEDY AT SEA.

HUNDREDS OF TEENAGERS ARE STILL MISSING.

AND TEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD --

AFTER THIS FERRY SANK OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH KOREA.

ABC7 INVESTIGATES.

??DID PASSENGERS KNOW TO ABANDON SHIP??

nats of kittens squealing

KITTENS BOXED UP AND SHIPPED THROUGH THE MAIL.

THE DISTURBING DISCOVERY.

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