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CAPE CANAL SEARCH-BNC SS POLK TEACHER-OTS VO
CAPE CANAL SEARCH-LLPKG FLORIDA SINKHOLE REOPENS-VO TOPS WIPE
DANE EAGLE-OTS FLORIDA SINKHOLE REOPENS-PKG
DANE EAGLE-LLPKG FL HAMMERHEAD SHARK CAUGHT-E ANIBOX VO FULL WIPE
BREAKING-CLIP FL HAMMERHEAD SHARK CAUGHT-SOTVO
LUCK PLEA DEAL-OC VO EXERCISING AT NIGHT-OC VO
MOM AND KID ROBBED-OTS SS ELLEN NEW SHOW-OC VO
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FL TEEN STABBED OVER FACEBOOK POST-OTS VO TZ2 A YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-NATSVO-WIPE
SCISSORS STABBING-OTS TZ2 B BABIES CRY-VOTOPS
E CIG BILL-TCMON VO WIPE YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-2SHOT VO IN POP
E CIG BILL-SOTVO YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-PKG
MIKE GREENWALL PRODUCE-OC VO WIPE BABIES CRY TO PREVENT NEW SIBLINGS-OC VO BNR
MIKE GREENWALL PRODUCE-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
SAVING LIVES WITH SECOND OPINIONS-TCMON VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
SAVING LIVES WITH SECOND OPINIONS-SOTVO TZ3 A PANTY PEDDLER-SOTVO
FMB FILM FEST-OC CG BNR TZ3 B IRS BONUSES-VO
NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ3 C LAKE TRAFFORD FRACKING-VO


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I was sent here to do a job

YOU WANT ANSWERS.

ABC 7 ASKS THE TOUGH QUESTIONS.

NEW AT 5-

WE TALK EXCLUSIVELY WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE AFTER HIS ARREST FOR DRUNK DRIVING.

PLUS --

A NEW ENDEAVOR FOR ELLEN.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT IT IS --

IN JUST MINUTES.

AND--

JUST WHEN NEIGHBORS THOUGHT THE NIGHTMARE WAS OVER-

THIS MASSIVE SINKHOLE OPENS UP AGAIN IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

THE LATEST ON THE EFFORTS TO STOP THE SPREAD.

nats of train whistle and kid getting kicked.

AND YOU'VE SEEN THE VIDEO!

BUT NOW THIS GUY IS ON THE VERGE OF BEING RICH!

HOW?

NOW AT 5 --

THE BIG PAYCHECKS FOR SO-CALLED "YOUTUBE CELEBRITIES"

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


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CAPE CANAL SEARCH-BNC SS


A DEVELOPING STORY ABC7 IS FOLLOWING FOR YOU TONIGHT.

THE SEARCH FOR A MISSING TEEN SWIMMER IN CAPE CORAL IS NOW A MISSING PERSON'S CASE.

DIVERS SEARCHED THE WATER AFTER FRIENDS SAY ERIK SANCHEZ OF FORT MYERS DISAPPEARED.

ABC 7'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS NEAR MOHAWK PARKWAY AND SKYLINE BOULEVARD WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CANAL SEARCH-LLPKG


HERE IS THE CANAL WHERE DIVERS WERE SEARCHING LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO.

WITNESSES TELL US--

TWO MEN SAID THEIR FRIEND HAD JUMPED INTO THIS CANAL SAYING HE WANTED TO COMMIT SUICIDE. HE NEVER RESURFACED.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE DIVERS IN ACTION.

THEY CAME OUT OF THE WATER AFTER TWO SEARCHES ENDED WITH NOTHING.

THE CASE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE CAPE POLICE WHO ARE STILL ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR THE YOUNG MAN--

POLICE ARE NOW USING K9S TO SEARCH FOR HIM ALONG THE CANAL'S EDGE.

THOSE WHO CALLED 911 --

WERE SHAKING AS THEY WATCHED THE CAPE CORAL FIRE DEPARTMENT DIVE TEAM IN ACTION.

Bill Young

Wife Called 911

59:00 a little nervous a little upset and my wife was just totally freaked out 59:05

7 DIVERS HELPED OUT IN THE SEARCH TODAY.

THEY WERE IN THE WATER --

7 MINUTES AFTER THE 911 CALL WENT OUT.

THE CANAL HERE BEHIND ME IS ABOUT 5 FEET DEEP.

THEY SEARCHED FOR THE YOUNG MAN FOR AROUND an hour and a half--

THEY ARE CONFIDENT NO ONE IS IN THE WATER WHERE THE FRIENDS SAY HE JUMPED IN.

CAPE POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP NOW--

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DANE EAGLE-OTS


HE SAID IT WASN'T ACCURATE.

SAID IT WASN'T COMPLETE.

SAID HE WANTED TO TELL HIS SIDE OF THE STORY, BUT COULDN'T YET.

HOWEVER --

STATE REP DANE EAGLE FROM CAPE CORAL NEVER SAID HE WAS SORRY YESTERDAY --

HOURS AFTER GETTING ARRESTED FOR D-U-I IN TALLAHASSEE.

AND HE ALSO WOULDN'T FACE CAMERAS --

MERELY RELEASING A STATEMENT.

SO TODAY --

A-B-C 7 SENT OUR GEORGE SOLIS TO TALLAHASSEE --

TO CONFRONT THE LAWMAKER. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE-LLPKG


AS WE SPEAK REP. EAGLE IS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR DOING WHAT HE SAYS HE WAS

ELECTED TO DO.WORK FOR THE PEOPLE.

TONIGHT WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO SPEND A FEW MINUTES WITH HIM BUT HE TELLS

US- HE'S SORRY AND WANTS TO APOLOGIZE TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST

FLORIDA.

TAKE TRACKED VO:

EARLY MONDAY MORNING EAGLE WAS ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING AFTER

TALLAHASSEE POLICE SPOTTED HIM LEAVING A TACO BELL JUST BEFORE 2 AM.

ACCORDING TO HIS ARREST REPORT EAGLE'S BLACK S-U-V WAS SPOTTED

VEERING ON THIS ROAD- COMING INTO CONTACT CLOSE CONTACT WITH CURBS,

SPEEDING, AND RUNNING A RED LIGHT.

POLICE SAY EAGLE ALSO REFUSED TO TAKE THE BREATHALYZER.

TODAY- WE ASKED THE 30 YEAR OLD STATE REP FROM CAPE CORAL WHAT HE HAD

TO SAY ABOUT THE ARREST COMING OFF THE NEGATIVE ATTENTION BROUGHT TO

THE PARTY AFTER FOR CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S COCAINE DRUG CHARGES.

TAKE SOT:

TAKE GEORGE:

LATER TONIGHT HERE WHAT ELSE EAGLE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE ARREST.

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LUCK PLEA DEAL-OC VO


THE WOMAN WHO PROSECUTORS SAY STOOD BY AN ACCUSED MURDERER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

TOOK A PLEA DEAL TODAY.

JOYCELIN LUCK PLEADED NO CONTEST TO TWO COUNTS OF ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT.

SHE WON'T SERVE JAIL TIME.

INSTEAD - SHE'LL SERVE FIVE YEARS PROBATION.

PROSECUTORS SAY LUCK JOINED STEPHEN TOMPKINS IN SOUTH CAROLINA --

AFTER THEY TOMPKINS MURDERED HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER IN LEHIGH ACRES.

OFFICERS LATER ARRESTED THE PAIR IN WYOMING.

LUCK CLAIMS TOMPKINS TREATED HER LIKE A SLAVE. Return to index of stories...


MOM AND KID ROBBED-OTS SS


NEW AT 5 --

A TEENAGE BOY IS ACCUSED OF ROBBING A MOTHER AND HER SON AT GUNPOINT --

OUTSIDE A PORT CHARLOTTE BANK.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED 17 YEAR OLD SHAMAR BLAIR.

HE'S ACCUSED OF ROBBING A WOMAN IN THE A-T-M DRIVE THRU --

AT "BANK OF AMERICA" ON VETERANS BOULEVARD.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MOM AND SON ESCAPED INJURY --

BUT THE TEEN MADE OFF WITH CASH.

DEPUTIES CAUGHT BLAIR ABOUT A HALF HOUR LATER HIDING IN BRUSH A FEW HUNDRED YARDS BEHIND THE BANK. Return to index of stories...


FCAT PROBLEMS-OC VO WIPE


EDUCATION LEADERS ARE CALLING ON THE STATE TO SLOW DOWN ITS INTRODUCTION OF A NEW STATEWIDE ONLINE TEST.

THIS COMES A DAY AFTER 26 COUNTIES INCLUDING COLLIER HAD PROBLEMS ADMINISTERING THE F-CAT ONLINE.

THE STATE WANTS ALL STUDENTS TO TAKE STANDARDIZED TESTS ONLINE NEXT YEAR.

THE LEE COUNTY TEACHER'S UNION CALLS IT A BAD IDEA IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


FCAT PROBLEMS-SOTVO


6:04:52 unless you're going to get it right, dont attach such high stakes to it. It's that simple. You can't afford it. 6:05:01

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL LEADERS SAY THE DISTRICT CAN HANDLE AN INCREASE IN ONLINE TESTING.

THE CHALLENGE WILL BE PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A BRAND NEW TEST.

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FL TEEN STABBED OVER FACEBOOK POST-OTS VO


A TEENAGE FIGHT IN FLORIDA STARTED ON FACEBOOK.

BUT IT ENDED IN ATTEMPTED MURDER.

NEW TONIGHT --

A 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT IS ACCUSED OF STABBING A 14-YEAR-OLD STUDENT SEVEN TIMES.

IT HAPPENED IN OSCEOLA COUNTY --

JUST OFF SCHOOL PROPERTY.

DEPUTIES SAY THE 16 YEAR OLD POSTED SOMETHING ON FACEBOOK THE 14 YEAR OLD DIDN'T LIKE.

THE YOUNGER TEEN CONFRONTED THE OLDER ONE AS THEY WALKED HOME FROM SCHOOL.

THAT'S WHEN THE STABBING HAPPENED.

THE 14 YEAR OLD SURVIVED.

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SCISSORS STABBING-OTS


ALSO IN CENTRAL FLORIDA --

ANOTHER STUDENT STABBED A CLASSMATE WITH SCISSORS THIS MORNING --

OUTSIDE AN ORLANDO MIDDLE SCHOOL!

AN 11 YEAR OLD GOUGED A 15 YEAR OLD AS THEY GOT OFF THE BUS.

THE 11 YEAR OLD IS IN CUSTODY.

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IT COULD SOON BE HARDER FOR FLORIDA TEENS TO BUY E-CIGARETTES.

FLORIDA HOUSE LAWMAKERS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED A BILL TO BAN THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO MINORS.

THE BILL'S SPONSORS SAY STUDIES SHOW MORE TEENS ARE USING THEM. Return to index of stories...


E CIG BILL-SOTVO


Sot: State Rep. Frank Artiles, R- Miami

"This is directly affecting our communities. This bill is a great bill. We are sending it over to the senate, and hopefully it will be sent to the governor and be signed."

THE SENATE ALSO PASSED THE BILL.

A HOUSE AMENDMENT APPROVED WILL FORCE THE MEASURE TO GO BACK TO THE SENATE FOR ANOTHER VOTE.

THE TWO BILLS MUST BE IDENTICAL BEFORE THE GOVERNOR CAN SIGN IT. Return to index of stories...


MIKE GREENWALL PRODUCE-OC VO WIPE


LEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS ARE POKING AROUND A FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER'S FARM --

AS HE TRIES TO EXPAND HIS BUSINESS IN ALVA.

FORMER RED SOX OUTFIELDER MIKE GREENWELL GREW HIS PRODUCE STAND ON STATE ROAD 31 --

TO INCLUDE A SMALL RESTAURANT.

BUT --

ONE LEE COMMISSIONER SAYS HE'S GOTTEN CALLS QUESTIONING IF IT'S LEGAL TO HAVE A RESTAURANT ON THE FARM.

AFTER INVESTIGATORS LOOKED INTO IT --

TURNS OUT IT IS ALLOWED.

A NEW STATE LAW LET'S FARMERS COOK THEY GROW ON-SITE.

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MIKE GREENWALL PRODUCE-SOTVO


Take sot

Frank Mann

Lee co commissioner

10 seconds

If state law is what we are told it may be that would preempt local

zoning requirements and allow them to have a small type restaurant.

Take sot

6 seconds

Barbara Stimson - Cape Coral

It's great. It's fresh. You can't get anything fresher than the food

you're gonna get here.

THE CAFE IS ONLY OPEN FROM 11 TO 3 EACH DAY.

LEE COUNTY IS LOOKING TO UPDATE ITS BOOKS AND STAFF ON THE NEW LAW WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


SAVING LIVES WITH SECOND OPINIONS-TCMON VO WIPE


BEING DIAGNOSED WITH A SERIOUS CONDITION IS FRIGHTENING AND OVERWHELMING.

IN YOUR ABC 7' HEALTHY LIVING-

GETTING A SECOND OPINION CAN HELP YOU FEEL MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.

GETTING THAT SECOND OPINION IS EASIER.

YOU CAN ACCESS PHYSICIANS WORLDWIDE FROM YOUR HOUSE.

WHEN ELLA JAKOBI WAS TOLD SHE'D NEED BACK SURGERY-

SHE WORRIED ABOUT HOW IT WOULD IMPACT HER LIFESTYLE.

SHE WENT TO SECOND-OPINIONS-DOT-COM.

ANOTHER DOCTOR TOLD HER SHE WAS NOT A SURGICAL CANDIDATE-

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SAVING LIVES WITH SECOND OPINIONS-SOTVO


Dr. Michael Yuz - "40 to 50% of cases that come to us will provide a diagnosis that sometimes is substantially different from the original."

A STRICT EXERCISE PLAN HAS HELPED JAKOBI'S HEALTH.

A SECOND OPINION CAN BE EXPENSIVE AND MAY NOT BE COVERED BY INSURANCE.

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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TONIGHT --

THE FORT MYERS BEACH FILM FESTIVAL STARTS TONIGHT.

IT RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE EVENT CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING AND THE VISUAL ARTS.

THE BEACH THEATER ON ESTERO BOULEVARD SERVES AS THE FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT AND HOW TO BUY PASSES --

GO TO OUR WEB SITE, ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

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A GIANT SINKHOLE **RE-OPENS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF TWO FLORIDA HOUSES!

WHAT CREWS ARE DOING TONIGHT TO TRY AND SAVE THE HOMES AND WHY THEIR WEEKEND EFFORTS FAILED!

It is the ultimate catch

NO FISH TALES HERE.

THE TRUE STORY OF HOW FLORIDA FISHERMAN WRANGLED IN THIS MASSIVE SHARK.

WHERE THEY FOUND IT!

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


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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


"A quiet week of weather"

"Mainly dry weather is expected warming temps through the weekend"

As we progress through the rest of the week, we'll continue to see a mainly dry pattern with warming temperatures through the weekend.

As we head into the evening hours, expect mostly clear skies and temperatures falling into the middle 70s. As winds go relatively calm overnight, patchy fog may develop once again by early tomorrow morning.

We'll start our Thursday with temperatures in the middle 60s, with highs forecast to climb into the middle 80s during the afternoon. Mostly to partly sunny skies will prevail and humidity levels will stay rather pleasant for this time of year. The remnants of a weak cool front combined with a ripple of energy in the upper atmosphere means a few more clouds across our skies and a very small window of opportunity for a stray afternoon shower across our inland communities.

For Friday and beyond, high pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern keeping our rain prospects very low. Temperatures will get a big boost into the upper 80s, while inland spots reach the lower 90s with increasing humidity. Our next chance for rain arrives Wednesday and into early Thursday of next week. Return to index of stories...


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POLK TEACHER-OTS VO


THIS JUST IN TO THE NEWSROOM-

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A FLORIDA TEACHER CHARGED WITH HAVING SEX WITH HER STUDENT.

OUR ABC AFFILIATE IN TAMPA REPORTS-THIS WOMAN-

JENNIFER FICHTER IS CHARGED WITH 20 MORE COUNTS OF SEX WITH A MINOR.

THEY FOUND ANOTHER 17-YEAR-OLD VICTIM.

FICHTER IS ALREADY IN TROUBLE AFTER TELLING OFFICERS. SHE GOT PREGNANT WITH ANOTHER 17-YEAR-OLD BOY'S BABY..

SHE CLAIMS SHE HAD AN ABORTION.

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FLORIDA SINKHOLE REOPENS-VO TOPS WIPE


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

DOUBLE TROUBLE.

A HUGE SINKHOLE -- THAT CREWS FILLED JUST DAYS AGO IN CENTRAL FLORIDA -- RIPPED OPEN AGAIN TODAY.

THE CEMENT MIXTURE THEY POURED IN ON SUNDAY --

SANK ANOTHER 10 FEET TODAY.

AND AS REENA NINAN REPORTS FOR US --

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FLORIDA SINKHOLE REOPENS-PKG


A FRIGHTENING SCENE FROM OVERHEAD NEAR ORLANDO, FLORIDA TODAY.

A SINKHOLE BETWEEN TWO HOUSES IN THIS SPRAWLING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY THAT

FIRST APPEARED LAST WEEKEND, HAS OPENED UP AGAIN.

SOT/FRANK MILLER/"You think it's stabilized, you've got a handle on it, and

then all of a sudden it opens up again and starts moving. That's pretty

scary,"

ON SUNDAY. CREWS FILLED THE 50-FEET-WIDE, 60-FEET-DEEP PIT WITH 5 MILLION

POUNDS OF SAND AND CONCRETE.

BUT THE FIX DIDN'T HOLD IN FACT, THE CRATER HAS SPREAD BY ANOTHER 6 TO 10

FEET. SUCKING IN PIECES MEANT TO REPAIR THE HOLE. RESIDENTS ARE CONCERNED.

SOT FRANK MILLER: Is this something that's going to be corrected or si it

going to continue to open up in other areas?

OFFICIALS SAY ONLY TWO HOMES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED AT THIS POINT.

SOT/ Gina Lambert is with The Villages Public Safety department: "it's

Mother Nature we are trying to work with her we are trying to figure out

what her next step is"

BUT THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME WORKERS AT THE RETIREMENT COMPLEX HAVE HAD TO

SAVE HOMES THAT WERE CAVING IN

SOT/Worker "This is by far the most extreme where we've been working on a

home and something has opened up."

SOT/MOS: "THEY ARE JUST POPPING UP MORE AND MORE AND MORE.

GEOLOGISTS SAY THAT THOUSANDS OF POSSIBLE SINKHOLES ARE WAITING

TO OPEN UP IN FLORIDA AS UNDERGROUND WATER WASHES AWAY THE LIMESTONE AND

THE EARTH COLLAPSES.

SOT: It's scary.

LAST AUGUST DOZENS OF FAMILIES IN THIS VACATON RESORT NEAR ORLANDO HAD TO

RUN FOR THEIR LIVES. AFTER A MASSIVE SINKHOLE OPENED UP AT NIGHT

AND OUTSIDE TAMPA, A MAN WAS SWALLOWED WHOLE AND KILLED, WHILE SLEEPING IN

HIS BED. REENA NINAN, ABC NEWS NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


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PEOPLE ON THE BEACH NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE GOT THE THRILL OF A LIFETIME.

FISHERMAN REELED IN A GIANT HAMMERHEAD SHARK!

THE SHARK HUNG OUT ON THE BEACH LONG ENOUGH FOR PICTURES BEFORE THEY RELEASED IT

RYAN POLASH WRANGLED IN THE 13-FOOT LONG SHARK.

A FRIEND. HOOKED THE MONSTER AT THE PIER IN LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA MONDAY.

POLASH GRABBED THE THRASHING HAMMERHEAD AND BROUGHT IT ONTO THE SAND.

THE MAIN REASON: IN BRINGING THE SHARK WAS TO CUT THE HEAVY LINE AS CLOSE TO IT'S MOUTH AS POSSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


FL HAMMERHEAD SHARK CAUGHT-SOTVO


In order to release the fish on the pier, you would end up having to cut the line, and there would be about 15 foot of line tangling, hanging down from the fish, which would get caught on a reef, could end up killing the fish in the long run.

POLASH AND OTHERS DRAGGED THE HAMMERHEAD BACK INTO THE WATER AND WATCHED HIM SWIM AWAY. Return to index of stories...


EXERCISING AT NIGHT-OC VO


A LOT OF PEOPLE WORK OUT FIRST THING IN THE MORNING.

BUT IT TURNS OUT --

*LATE-NIGHT* EXERCISING MAY ALSO HELP YOU KICK OFF THE MORNING RIGHT.

A NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION POLL --

FOUND 83 PERCENT OF PEOPLE REPORTED EXERCISING ANY TIME OF DAY -- INCLUDING LATE AT NIGHT -- HELPED THEM SLEEP BETTER.

ANOTHER STUDY SHOWED DOING IT LATE AT NIGHT DID NOT IMPACT SLEEP ANY MORE THAN SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T WORK OUT.

BOTTOM LINE --

RESEARCH SHOWS LATE-NIGHT EXERCISING WON'T KEEP YOU UP.

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ELLEN NEW SHOW-OC VO


FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF ELLEN --

YOU'RE ABOUT GET MORE!

ELLEN'S GETTING A NEW SHOW ON H-G-T-V.

IT'S A COMPETITION SERIES.

THEY CALL IT "ELLEN'S DESIGN CHALLENGE."

IT WORKS LIKE THIS.

SIX CONTESTANTS WILL COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER TO DESIGN AND BUILD FURNITURE IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD.

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


"I feel funny!"

AND HIS PARENTS ARE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.

THE YOUTUBE HIT THAT'S SMASHING BANK RECORDS.

HOW YOU CAN CASH IN.

YOUR BABY'S CRYING.

NOPE - IT'S NOT A DIRTY DIAPER.

NOT HUNGER.

THE REAL REASON EXPOSED NEXT ON ABC7. Return to index of stories...


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YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-2SHOT VO IN POP


REMEMBER THAT GUY. WHO GOT KICKED IN THE HEAD WHEN HE TRIED TO TAKE A VIDEO SELFIE NEXT TO A TRAIN TRACK IN PERU?

IT WAS EMBARRASSING.

TONIGHT -- HE'S LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.

YEAH, HE'S ABOUT TO MAKE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THAT 10 SECONDS OF VIDEO.

AND AS A-B-C-'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO REPORTS --

MANY OTHER VIRAL YOUTUBE STARS ARE CASHING IN AS WELL! Return to index of stories...


YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-PKG


It's the latest viral video that countless on youtube are finding funny. And now, its creator is laughing all the way to the bank. 22-year-old Jared franks said he was on vacation in Peru, when he decided to shoot a clip of himself in front of what he thought was a slow-moving train, as we told CTV's morning show.

When I travel, I try to capture everything. Pictures and video and all that stuff. Reporter: But that swift kick has led to swift success.

His youtube video viewed more than 24 million times. He signed with a licensing company, meaning anyone who broadcasts the video has to pay him, including us. And he's also about to get paid by youtube.

When users give permission, youtube runs ads with the video. And the user gets a cut. Youtube is basically the middleman, where they're splitting the profits with the user.

And where third-party licensers come in, they're licensing this content to broadcasters and media brands, making more money for the user. Reporter: Frank isn't the only one cashing in on a clip. I feel funny.

Reporter: Remember David after dentist? His parents raked in an estimated $150,000 after this video was viewed more than 123 million times. We just figured, well, we better embrace it.

Reporter: This baby bite earned the family almost 700 million hits and a reported $500,000. And Rebecca black is now worth an estimated $1. 5 million after her song about a weekday.

Reporter: As for frank, he won't know how much money he's made for a few months. But he's hoping that quick clip will lead to some quick cash. For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, New York. Return to index of stories...


BABIES CRY TO PREVENT NEW SIBLINGS-OC VO BNR


DIRTY DIAPERS, HUNGER, COMFORT -

YOUR BABY WILL CRY FOR ALL REASONS.

TONIGHT - A NEW REASON.

HARVARD RESEARCHERS SAY BABIES CRY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT SIBLINGS.

ACCORDING TO THE SCIENTISTS - BABIES WANT TO BE BREASTFED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO PREVENT MOTHERS FROM GETTING PREGNANT AGAIN.

THE THEORY POSES THE IDEA THAT ANOTHER BABY WILL MEAN SHARING PARENTS AND BREASTMILK.

FOR MOTHERS -- NIGHT NURSING CAUSES FATIGUE AND HORMONE CHANGES THAT EFFECT OVULATION.

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


"You have people coming up to you all the time with bags saying I've got this and I've got this. People just buy it."

DID THEY KNOW WHAT THEY WERE BUYING??

THE RAPIST PEDDLING WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR.

IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

AND A-B-C 7 WILL SHOW YOU HOW HE GOT CAUGHT.

UNCLE SAM TOOK YOUR MONEY AND HIS EMPLOYEES ARE TAKING MORE.

HOW MUCH I-R-S WORKERS ARE GETTING IN BONUSES THIS TAX SEASON.

AND IT'S THE LOOK FROM ABOVE YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON ABC7.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OIL DRILLING --

THAT COULD BE TAINTING YOUR WATER.

ABC7 INVESTIGATES WHAT'S HAPPENING AND THE FINES THE COMPANY FACES FOR FRACKING.

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