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SIGNALS DEEPER SEARCH FOR MALAYSIAN JET TZ3 A BIG BONUSES IRS-VO-WIPE
BREAKING NEWS CLIP BIG BONUSES IRS-TRX 2-SH
HEADLINES BIG BONUSES IRS-PKG
HL1) CLAWSON WINS-VO-WIPE TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HL2) FPL SCAM-VO-WIPE TZ4 A SWAT HOAX-VO-WIPE
HL3) NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-VOTOPS TZ4 B GEORGIA GUN BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE
WX HL-WX WALL TZ4 C PANTS AT PROM-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
CRISIS IN UKRAINE-2 SH ANIBOX NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
CRISIS IN UKRAINE-PKG NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP TS1) CLAWSON WINS-BNC-OC-SS-OC
CLAWSON WINS-TRX-2 SH (2SS)-VO TS2) DANE EAGLE ARREST-SS
SPECIAL ELECTION IN JUNE-TRX SS SOT OC TS3) CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-OC-VO
DANE EAGLE ARREST-OC SS VO-WIPE SWAT HOAX-TRX-TC MON VO
FLORIDA SENATE TODAY-TRX-OC SWAT HOAX-PKG
FL JUVENILE LEGAL HOTLINE-OC GEORGIA GUN BILL-TRX-VO
SCOTUS DECISIONS-OTS NYPD'S TWITTER REQUEST FOR PHOTOS BACKFIRES-OC-(4S
GOV SCOTT CRIME NUMBERS-TRX-OC WEST TX EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION-VO
LOUD MUSIC RETRIAL-TRX-VO CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-VO
INMATE PUT TO DEATH TODAY-TRX SSTOPS 2014 CHEVROLET IMPALA INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO
GM MAKES SAFETY INSPECTORS-VO JET BLUE PILOTS VOTE TO UNIONIZE-OTS VO
MORE ARRESTS IN FERRY SINKING-VO TEEN STOWAWAY-VO
CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-OTS-OC-SOTVO TEEN STOWAWAY-SOTVO
CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-(2SOTVO) GAY MARRIAGE BAN OREGON -TRX-OC
COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-TRX, ONCAM STEUBENVILLE RAPE CASE UPDATE-OTS VO
SANIBEL FAKE BUILDING PERMITS-TRX-OTS OFFICER TRIPS STUDENT-VO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT PANTS AT PROM-POP VO
TZ1 A MASSAGE AND IMMUNE SYSTEM-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TZ1 B NEW MIGRAINE TREATMENTS SHOW PROMISE-VOTOPS TZ5 A YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-VO-WIPE
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
MASSAGE AND IMMUNE SYSTEM-VO YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-2-SH ANIBOX
NEW MIGRAINE TREATMENTS SHOW PROMISE-VO YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-PKG
BIRTHWEIGHT & BREASTFEEDING-VO ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-POP VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-SOTVO FORECAST-WX WALL
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TZ2A FPL SCAM-VO TZ6 A NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-VO
TZ2 B FCAT PROBLEMS IN COLLIER-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
CREWS PREPARE FOR SPACEWALK AND CARGO SHIP RELEASE NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-TRX-2 SH
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST FRANCO TELLS VIEW SECRET LOCATION-TRX-2 SH
FORECAST-WXWALL QUENTIN TARANTINO LAWSUIT AGAINST GAWKER DISMISSED
FPL SCAM-TRX-BNC VO ELLEN NEW HGTV SHOW-TRX-VOTOPS
COLLIER FRACKING DISCUSSION-TRX-TC MON VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
CARROLL FILING CHANGES-SSTOPS TS1) CLAWSON WINS-VO-SS
FCAT PROBLEMS IN COLLIER-VO TS2) DAN EAGLE ARREST-SS
SCOTT SUPPORTS GROWLER-OTS-VO TS3) CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-VO
EARTH DAY SHREDDING EVENT-OC TS4)
FMB FILM FESTIVAL-TRX-OC-SS FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


SIGNALS DEEPER SEARCH FOR MALAYSIAN JET


MALAYSIA-PLANE

Australia SIGNALS DEEPER SEARCH FOR MALAYSIAN JET

CANBERRA, Australia - Searchers will likely start using more powerful sonar equipment to hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Aerial and surface searches have turned up nothing so far.

A robotic sub provided by the U.S. Navy has yet to spot anything either.

It's covered more than 80 percent of a 120-square mile search zone.

Australia's defense minister says he's consulting with Malaysia, China and the U.S. about the next phase of the search. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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HEADLINES


HE CHALLENGED THE PRESIDENT TO A BASKETBALL GAME IN HIS ADS.

NOW HE'S YOUR DISTRICT 19 REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE

WE'RE BREAKING DOWN ELECTION RESULTS.

AND WHY SOME CANDIDATES ARE NOT STOPPING

AND SCAM ALERT.

INVOLVING YOUR ENERGY BILL

WHY F-P-L HAS A WARNING. EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT THEIR CUSTOMERS

AND NASHVILLE FANS WE HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU

WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH CONNIE BRITTON

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HL1) CLAWSON WINS-VO-WIPE


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HL2) FPL SCAM-VO-WIPE


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HL3) NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CRISIS IN UKRAINE-2 SH ANIBOX


NOW TO THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE

THE U-S RESPONDING TO RUSSIA -- FLEXING ITS MILITARY MUSCLE --

THANKS FOR WAKING UP WITH ABC-7 THIS MORNING.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M CHANCE SEALES.

THEY ARE SENDING HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN TROOPS TO EASTERN EUROPE --

A SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR OUR ALLIES --

ABC'S MARTHA RADDATZ IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CRISIS IN UKRAINE-PKG


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VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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CLAWSON WINS-TRX-2 SH (2SS)-VO


THIS MORNING. CURT CLAWSON BEATS OUT HIS THREE OPPONENTS. TO BECOME YOUR REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. IN THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

IN LEE COUNTY. CLAWSON TOOK ALMOST 35 PERCENT OF THE VOTE.

IN COLLIER COUNTY. HE GOT ABOUT *HALF

HE CRUSHED THE OTHERS.

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

PAIGE KREEGEL. AND MICHAEL DREIKORN.

ABC7 JOINED CLAWSON, FOR HIS VICTORY.

HE SAYS HE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT ENTERING THE POLITICAL ARENA.

BUT HE GOT SUPPORT FROM BIG NAMES, LIKE SENATOR RAND PAUL.

HE THANKED HIS FAMILY, STAFFERS AND SUPPORTERS. FOR HELPING HIM IN IN HIS LANDSLIDE VICTORY.. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION IN JUNE-TRX SS SOT OC


CLAWSON NOW FACES OFF. AGAINST, DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN.

LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE RAY NETHERWOOD.

AND WRITE-IN CANDIDATE TIMOTHY ROSSANO,

IN THE JUNE 24TH SPECIAL ELECTION.

THE WINNER OF THE SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION. SERVES OUT THIS TERM,

AND JUMPS RIGHT INTO CAMPAIGN MODE. FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE ARREST-OC SS VO-WIPE


A LEE COUNTY LAWMAKER SAYS HE WANTS TO EXPLAIN HIS D-U-I ARREST. BUT CAN'T RIGHT NOW.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE -- WHO REPRESENTS CAPE CORAL -- WAS ARRESTED ON D-U-I- CHARGES IN TALLAHASSEE MONDAY NIGHT.

OFFICERS SAY HE RAN A RED LIGHT LEAVING A TACO BELL DRIVE THRU THEN STUMBLED OUT OF HIS CAR.

OFFICERS SAY HE REFUSED TO TAKE A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST.

EAGLE SAYS HE DOESN'T BELIEVE THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HIM ARE ACCURATE. AND HE WILL TELL HIS STORY AT SOME POINT.

THE 30 YEAR OLD LAWMAKER WAS ELECTED TO THE HOUSE IN 2012.

HIS FATHER -- CAPE CORAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER GREG EAGLE -- RECENTLY BEGAN SERVING A SIX YEAR FEDERAL SENTENCE ON FRAUD CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SENATE TODAY-TRX-OC


THE FLORIDA SENATE. HAS A BUSY DAY.

A PUSH TO REVAMP. JUVENILE SENTENCES FOR VERY SERIOUS CASES.

AND RAISING THE SPEED LIMIT ON HIGHWAYS. TO 75 MPH.

ONE BILL HAS TO DO WITH GUNS AND KIDS.

SCHOOL COULD *NOT PUNISH THEM, FOR SIMULATING GUNS WHILE PLAYING. Return to index of stories...


FL JUVENILE LEGAL HOTLINE-OC


FLORIDA IS FUNDING LEGAL HOTLINE TO HELP JUVENILES

SOUTH FLORIDA YOUTH ADVOCATES CREATED A HOTLINE TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE FOR JUVENILES IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

FUNDING WAS APPROVED FOR LAW-LINE.

THE HELPLINE WILL GIVE LEGAL INFORMATION TO FAMILIES ABOUT DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES, CIVIL CITATION AND EXPUNCTION PROCESSES.

LAW-LINE WILL START IN OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


SCOTUS DECISIONS-OTS


AT THE SUPREME COURT,

JUSTICES MAY RULE, ON A NUMBER OF CASES.

INCLUDING.

THE PRESIDENT'S RECESS APPOINTMENT POWER. PUBLIC MEETINGS AND CHRISTIAN PRAYER. AND THE HOBBY LOBBY CONTRACEPTION CASE.

ON TUESDAY, THE COURT MADE A KEY DECISION, ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

IN A VOTE OF 6-2 THE JUSTICES UPHELD A MICHIGAN LAW. BANNING THE USE OF RACE, IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT CRIME NUMBERS-TRX-OC


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS SET ANNOUNCE THE 2013 ANNUAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORT.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS AT 10:30 THIS MORNING AT F-D-L-E IN TAMPA.

THERE WAS A NEARLY 6 PERCENT DROP IN CRIME FROM 2011 TO 2012.

YOU CAN COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC RETRIAL-TRX-VO


ATTORNEYS FOR MICHAEL DUNN. ACCUSED OF MURDERING A TEENAGER OVER LOUD MUSIC. WANT A RETRIAL, DELAYED.

A JUDGE IN JACKSONVILLE. WILL CONSIDER THE REQUEST TODAY.

DUNN'S RETRIAL IS SET FOR MAY 5TH.

HIS ATTORNEYS SAY. THEY NEED MORE PREP TIME.

HE WAS CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER, FOR SHOOTING AT DAVIS' THREE COMPANIONS.

BUT THE JURY DEADLOCKED. ON THE MURDER CHARGE. FOR 17-YEAR-OLD JORDAN DAVIS.

DUNN SAYS HE OPENED FIRE ON THE SUV,

AFTER IT LOOKED LIKE DAVIS THREATENED HIM AND RAISED AN APPARENT SHOTGUN.

NO WEAPON WAS FOUND. Return to index of stories...


INMATE PUT TO DEATH TODAY-TRX SSTOPS


THE STATE OF FLORIDA. EXECUTES A PRISONER, TODAY.

ROBERT HENDRIX. WILL BE PUT TO DEATH. FOR THE 19-90 MURDERS OF A LAKE COUNTY HUSBAND AND WIFE.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE KILLED THE COUPLE, BECAUSE HE FEARED THE HUSBAND.

WHO WAS HIS COUSIN. WOULD TESTIFY AGAINST HIM IN AN UNRELATED CASE. Return to index of stories...


GM MAKES SAFETY INSPECTORS-VO


GM IS RESTRUCTURING. THE ENGINEERING OPERATION. AFTER THE MASSIVE SAFETY RECALL.

THE COMPANY IS ADDING. 35 PRODUCT SAFETY INVESTIGATORS. MORE THAN DOUBLING THE SIZE OF ITS CURRENT TEAM.

THE CHANGE COMES. AMID A MASSIVE SAFETY RECALL,

OF MORE THAN 2 MILLION OLDER MODEL CARS, WITH DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY, BY G-M AND THE GOVERNMENT. Return to index of stories...


MORE ARRESTS IN FERRY SINKING-VO


TWO MORE CREW MEMBERS ABOARD THE FERRY THAT SANK LAST WEEK HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.

ELEVEN HAVE NOW BEEN DETAINED OR ARRESTED.

150 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD. BUT ABOUT 150 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL EXPECTS A LOT MORE VICTIMS WILL BE RECOVERED WHEN DIVERS RIP THROUGH CABIN WALLS.

MOST OF THE VICTIMS ARE FROM A SINGLE HIGH SCHOOL NEAR SEOUL. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-OTS-OC-SOTVO


THIS MORNING,

WE HAVE THE 911 CALLS. AFTER A CAR PLOWED THROUGH A FORT MYERS CHURCH, ON EASTER.

TAKE A LISTEN.

Call #4

16-23 A car just went through a building. A church building, and we need an ambulance right now.

18 PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL. WHEN A DRIVER SAYS HER BRAKES WENT OUT.

WE GOT AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK,

INSIDE THE CHURCH TO SEE THE DAMAGE.

LOVE CHERILUS WAS IN ONE OF THE PEWS. WHEN THE CAR CRASHED THROUGH THE WALL Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-(2SOTVO)


10:12-17

I saw everybody come to me. I thought I was dying.

1:12-18

It got to be cleaned. The insurance got to be done his job before we could meet in there.

THAT WAS THE CHURCH PASTOR,

HIS CONGREGATION WILL NOW FOCUS. ON FINDING A NEW PLACE, TO WORSHIP THIS WEEK.

FORT MYERS POLICE INVESTIGATORS WILL INSPECT THE CAR'S BRAKES, SOON. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-TRX, ONCAM


THIS MORNING ABC-7 IS WORKING TO GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ON A BRUSH FIRE BURNING IN THE EVERGLADES.

THE FIRE IS CAUSING A LOT OF SMOKE THAT COULD SHUT DOWN ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

DRIVERS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION --

TROOPERS ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION --

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW IF THEY CLOSE THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL FAKE BUILDING PERMITS-TRX-OTS


THE SANIBEL POLICE DEPARTMENT. IS INVESTIGATING A FORGED CITY PRESS RELEASE.

IT STATES, THE CITY OF SANIBEL HAS BANNED ISSUING ALL NEW BUILDING PERMITS.

THE CITY HAS NOT ISSUED ANY SUCH BAN.

ABC7 IS ON THE CASE. AND WE'LL BE DIGGING FOR MORE ANSWERS ON WHAT'S GOING ON HERE IN THE DAY AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IT NICE TO GET A *MASSAGE* FROM TIME TO TIME.

AND IT CAN *SAVE YOU CASH.

WHEN IT COMES TO MEDICAL BILLS.

FROM HEALTH TO INCREASED BRAIN POWER.WHY EVEN JUST 15 MINUTES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

THERE'S NEW HOPE FOR THE MILLIONS. WHO SUFFER FROM MIGRAINES.

IT COULD RADICALLY CHANGE, THE WAY YOU'RE TREATED.

WE'LL TELL YOU,

WHEN IT'S COMING TO THE MARKET. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A MASSAGE AND IMMUNE SYSTEM-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B NEW MIGRAINE TREATMENTS SHOW PROMISE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


MASSAGE AND IMMUNE SYSTEM-VO


IT ONLY TAKES 60 MINUTES.

THAT COULD PAY OFF BIG TIME IN THE LONG RUN

HERE ARE SOME NEW REASONS TO GO GET A MASSAGE.

THE HUFFINGTON POST FOUND YOU'LL HAVE MORE BRAIN POWER AFTER JUST A 15 MINUTE MASSAGE.

YOU WILL BE MORE ALERT.

IT ALSO DECREASES PAIN, NAUSEA AND ANXIETY

TAKES AWAY HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

IT HELPS LOSE WEIGHT BY. REDUCING CORTISOL. MAJOR STRESS HORMONE.

IT FIGHTS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HIGH BLOOD SUGAR

AND MASSAGE BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM BY STIMULATING WHITE BLOOD CELLS. Return to index of stories...


NEW MIGRAINE TREATMENTS SHOW PROMISE-VO


MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, SUFFER FROM MIGRAINES.

MORE WOMEN THAN MEN.

TWO EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS. MAY HELP PREVENT MIGRAINES. INSTEAD OF TREATING THEM AFTER.

PATIENTS WHO GO THE MEDS. HAD FEWER MIGRAINES.

THE DRUGS STILL NEED TO BE TESTED IN LARGE CLINICAL TRIALS,

AND GET FDA APPROVAL.

THAT COULD TAKE THREE YEARS OR MORE. Return to index of stories...


BIRTHWEIGHT & BREASTFEEDING-VO


A NEW STUDY HAS LINKED LOW BIRTHWEIGHT AND SHORT-TERM BREAST FEEDING. TO ADULT OBESITY AND DISEASE.

RESEARCHERS EVALUATED LEVELS OF A PROTEIN MEASURING INFLAMMATION.

PEOPLE BORN AT LOWER WEIGHTS AND THOSE WHO WERE BREASTFED FOR LESS THAN THREE MONTHS.OR NOT AT ALL. HAD HIGHER LEVELS OF INFLAMMATION THAT CAN LEAD TO OBESITY AND HEART DISEASE.

EXPERTS SAY LONGER TERM BREAST FEEDING HAD THE SAME OR GREATER EFFECT AS DRUG THERAPY. IN REDUCING INFLAMMATION IN YOUNG ADULTS. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-POP VO


NOW TO A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC.

1 IN 100 WOMEN, BATTLES ANOREXIA.

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY. CASES AREN'T REPORTED BECAUSE OF THE STIGMA.

THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH EATING DISORDERS,

JUMPED 72- PERCENT OVER A DECADE.

THE WARNING SIGNS ARE OFTEN CHALKED UP TO. TYPICAL CHILD BEHAVIOR --

PICKY EATING OR OVER-EXERCISING

ABC SAT DOWN WITH A TEN YEAR OLD -- WHO IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE. EACH BIT IS A HUGE CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-SOTVO


it's hard for someone to eat food and there's this

voice inside their head telling them not to."

HER FAMILY JOINS HER, FOR FAMILY BASED THERAPY.

DOCTORS SAY IT HELPS.

IT HAS UP TO A SIXTY PERCENT FULL RECOVERY RATE. WITHIN A YEAR FOR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


WE HAVE A SCAM ALERT. INVOLVING FP&L.

IT ALL STARTS WITH A PHONE CALL.

WE'LL TELL YOU. WHAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR.

AND NOT ALL FLORIDA STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO TAKE THEIR F-CAT

WE'LL TELL WHO WAS AFFECTED AND WHAT THAT MEANS Return to index of stories...


TZ2A FPL SCAM-VO


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TZ2 B FCAT PROBLEMS IN COLLIER-VO


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CREWS PREPARE FOR SPACEWALK AND CARGO SHIP RELEASE


TWO ASTRONAUTS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE A SPACEWALK,

AT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TODAY.

TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS. TO INSTALL A SPARE BACKUP COMPUTER.

THE I-S-S CREW IS ALSO PREPARING. TO SEND OFF A RUSSIAN SPACE FREIGHTER,

FOR TWO DAYS OF TESTING, BEFORE REDOCKING ON FRIDAY. 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


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.

It is another mild morning with temperatures in the 60s across Southwest Florida. Skies are mainly clear this this morning with some patchy fog developing. Through the day, we'll see mostly sunny skies and temperatures will reach into the low to mid 80s.

A weak cold front will be moving down the peninsula, but will fizzle out tomorrow before moving into our area. It will be close enough that we could get a few more clouds and possibly even a stray shower tomorrow. That stray chance would mainly be aimed toward the inland areas.

For the end of the week, through the weekend and into next week, we'll continue with the mix of sun and clouds and temperatures continuing the warming trend. We'll be into the upper 80s this weekend. In the long range, our next rain chance arrives a week from today. Return to index of stories...


FPL SCAM-TRX-BNC VO


SCAMMERS ARE ONCE AGAIN USING A BIG COMPANY NAME TO TRY TO STEAL FROM YOU.

THE OWNER OF ANTHONY'S ON THE BOULEVARD IN CAPE CORAL SAYS HE GOT A CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING THEY WERE WITH FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT.

THEY TOLD *ANTHONY SERRAGO* HE OWED THEM MONEY FOR HIS MONTH'S BILL.

SERRAGO SAYS HE'S DOESN'T USE F-P AND L.

HE CAUGHT ON AND DIDN'T GIVE THEM ANY MONEY.

A FEW MONTHS AGO --

THE UTILITY COMPANY SAYS SCAMMERS WERE SENDING BOGUS E-MAILS THAT LOOKED LIKE MONTHLY BILLS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FRACKING DISCUSSION-TRX-TC MON VO


COLLIER COUNTY MAKING HISTORY. IN THE FIGHT OVER OIL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

POSSIBLY THE FIRST TIME EVER. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO. *CHALLENGE THE STATE ON THE ISSUE.

THEY WANT HARSHER ACTIONS,

AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

LAST WEEK THE D-E-P ANNOUNCED IT CAUGHT THAT COMPANY. ILLEGALLY USING A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DRILLING TECHNIQUE. SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

COMMISSIONERS WANT A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING WITH THE STATE. AND WANTS IT TO REVOKE THAT DRILLING PERMIT. Return to index of stories...


CARROLL FILING CHANGES-SSTOPS


BRAND NEW RECORDS SHOW. FLORIDA'S *FORMER* LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. *CHANGED* HER INCOME TAXES.

AFTER INVESTIGATORS STARTED CHECKING OUT, HER TIES TO A GAMBLING OPERATION.

ALLIED VETERANS OF THE WORLD. PAID JENNIFER CARROLL 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SHE DIDN'T REPORT THAT MONEY.

CARROLL RESIGNED, WHEN HER TIES TO THE COMPANY BECAME PUBLIC.

SHE CALLS HER PAPERWORK, AN OVERSIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FCAT PROBLEMS IN COLLIER-VO


A GLITCH DELAYED F-CAT TESTING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AROUND THE STATE --INCLUDING COLLIER COUNTY.

THE COMPANY THAT GIVES THE TEST WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH ITS SERVER.

LEE COUNTY WAS NOT AFFECTED.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS IT WILL WORK WITH DISTRICTS THAT NEED MORE TESTING TIME.

PROBLEMS WERE ALSO REPORTED IN TAMPA, ORLANDO, AND JACKSONVILLE.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON HOW THIS WILL IMPACT YOUR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


SCOTT SUPPORTS GROWLER-OTS-VO


FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. SUPPORTS "THE GROWLER."

IT'S THE REFILLABLE -- HALF GALLON -- BEER CONTAINER.

BREWERIESS WANT TO SELL THEM.

EXCEPT THE HALF GALLON CONTAINER, IS ILLEGAL.

*BUT HE HASN'T DECIDED IF HE'LL SIGN A BILL. MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH TALLAHASSEE. HE'S WAITING TO SEE THE EXACT LANGUAGE FIRST. Return to index of stories...


EARTH DAY SHREDDING EVENT-OC


EARTH DAY MAY BE OVER.

BUT DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE.

EDISON STATE COLLEGE IS TEAMING UP WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY PARTNERS. TO HOST AN EARTH DAY DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT.

AND A COLLECTION DRIVE FROM 9 A-M TO 1 P-M.

IT'S AT THE CHARLOTTE CAMPUS IN PUNTA GORDA.

THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH SHREDDING SERVICES, HOUSE HOLD ITEM RECYCLING. AND DONATION DROP OFFS. Return to index of stories...


FMB FILM FESTIVAL-TRX-OC-SS


THE EIGHTH ANNUAL. FORT MYERS BEACH FILM FESTIVAL, STARTS TODAY.

IT GOES THROUGH SUNDAY.

AND CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING, AND THE VISUAL ARTS.

THE BEACH THEATER ON ESTERO BOULEVARD,

SERVES AT THE FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS.

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

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


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


THIS STORY IS MAKING BIG HEADLINES.

IRS EMPLOYEES. GETTING BONUSES. WORTH ALMOST THREE MILLION DOLLARS.

HERE'S THE PROBLEM.

SOME ARE IN TROUBLE. FOR NOT PAYING THEIR OWN TAXES.

WE BREAK DOWN THE NUMBERS NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A BIG BONUSES IRS-VO-WIPE


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BIG BONUSES IRS-TRX 2-SH


NOW TO WASHINGTON --

ONE WEEK OUT FROM TAX DAY - AND NOW WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT TAX *CHEATS* -

AND THEY WERE REWARDED WITH *BIG BONUSES.*

THEY WERE -- PAID BY TAXPAYER MONEY -- BECAUSE THEY *WORK* AT THE I-R-S.

ABC'S JEFF ZELENY TAKES A CLOSER LOOK,

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BIG BONUSES IRS-PKG


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IF YOU DON'T PAY YOUR TAXES, THE IRS WILL COME AFTER YOU -- UNLESS YOU

HAPPEN TO WORK AT THE IRS.

A NEW WATCHDOG REPORT REVEALS THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE HANDED

OUT MORE THAN $1 MILLION DOLLARS IN BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES WHO WERE DELINQUENT

ON THEIR FEDERAL TAXES.

SOT KUTZ: "CERTAINLY SOME IF THIS IS AGGREGIOUS. SOMOENE WORKING AT THE IRS

SHOULDN'T BE GETTING A PERFORMANCE AWARD"

SOT ZELENY: "SOUNDS LIKE COMMON SENSE"

SOT KUTZ: "I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT"

THE REPORT FINDS MORE THAN 1000 IRS WORKERS WHO DIDN'T PAY THEIR TAXES

RECEIVED NOT ONLY CASH BONUSES, BUT.

** EXTRA TIME OFF -- TO THE TUNE OF 10,582 HOURS, VALUED AT $250,000

**69 EMPLOYEES EVEN GOT RAISES!

ALL FUNDED WITH THE TAXES YOU PAY! IF YOU'RE OUTRAGED, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

MOS 1:" I AM APPALLED!"

MOS 2: "JUST SO MANY STUPID THINGS GO ON IN OUR COUNTRY!"

ZELENY BRIDGE: "THE REPORT IS SHINING A NEW LIGHT ON STAGGERING AMOUNT OF

BONUSES RECEIVED BY ALL EMPLOYEES HERE AT THE IRS."

IN 2012 ALONE, THE AGENCY DOLED OUT $86 MILLION IN CASH.

TONIGHT, THE IRS ACKNOWLEDGES THERE'S WORK TO BE DONE, SAYING "WE STRIVE TO

PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE TAX SYSTEM, AND WE RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR

PROPER PERSONNEL POLICIES."

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFERED THIS SUGGESTION: NO BONUSES FOR EMPLOYEES WHO

DON'T PAY THEIR TAXES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THIS STORY IS A LITTLE BIZZARE.

A BOY TRIGGERS SWAT RESPONSE AS PART OF GAME.

THIS IS A COMMON PRANK --- THAT'S KNOWN AS "SWATTING."

HE SAYS HE KILLS HIS WHOLE FAMILY.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW THIS HOAX PLAYS OUT.

A NEW GUN BILL IN GEORGIA IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY.

FROM PUBLIC PLACES TO SCHOOL AND CHURCHES.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO TAKE YOUR WEAPONS IF YOU HAVE A LICENSE.

SHE GOT KICKED OUT OF HER PROM AFTER FIVE MINUTES.

FIND OUT WHY HER ATTIRE --

GOT HER THE BOOT! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A SWAT HOAX-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B GEORGIA GUN BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C PANTS AT PROM-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 NYSE.

LOTS OF SMILES ON WALL STREET.

INVESTORS ARE HOPING FOR DAY-7 OF GAINS.

LONGEST WINNING STREAK SINCE

ALL THREE INDEXES MADE GOOD PROGRESS.

AND NOW. FUTURES POINT TO A SLOW START.

BUT IT WAS THE SAME WAY YESTERDAY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) CLAWSON WINS-BNC-OC-SS-OC


CURT CLAWSON - IS NOW THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

CLAWSON BEAT OUT THREE OPPONENTS.

HE NOW FACES OFF. AGAINST, DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN.

LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE RAY NETHERWOOD.

AND WRITE-IN CANDIDATE TIMOTHY ROSSANO,

IN THE JUNE 24TH SPECIAL ELECTION.

THE WINNER OF THE SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION. SERVES OUT THIS TERM, Return to index of stories...


TS2) DANE EAGLE ARREST-SS


A LEE COUNTY LAWMAKER IS FACING D-U-I CHARGES.

HE SAYS IN DUE TIME.HE'LL EXPLAIN WHY HE WAS ARRESTED.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE -- WHO REPRESENTS CAPE CORAL -- WAS ARRESTED IN TALLAHASSEE MONDAY NIGHT.

OFFICERS SAY HE RAN A RED LIGHT LEAVING A TACO BELL DRIVE THRU THEN STUMBLED OUT OF HIS CAR.

OFFICERS SAY HE REFUSED TO TAKE A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-OC-VO


ABC-7 CONTINUES TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT DEVESTATING CAR CRASH AT A FORT MYERS CHURCH.

18 PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL WHEN A DRIVER SAYS HER BRAKES WENT OUT.

ONLY ABC-7 WAS INVITED INSIDE THE CHURCH TO SEE THE DAMAGE.

THE CHURCH PASTOR SAYS HIS CONGREGATION WILL NOW FOCUS ON FINDING A NEW PLACE TO WORSHIP THIS WEEK.

FORT MYERS POLICE INVESTIGATORS WILL INSPECT THE CAR'S BRAKES LATER THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


SWAT HOAX-TRX-TC MON VO


NOW TO THAT DANGEROUS HOAX,

SENDING A SWARM OF HEAVILY ARMED POLICE. INTO A SUBURBAN NEW YORK HOME --

IT'S A NEW TWIST, ON THE PRANK KNOWN AS "SWATTING"

THIS TIME TIED TO A VIDEO GAME --

ABC'S JOHN MULLER HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SWAT HOAX-PKG


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FRIGHTENING MOMENT IN A LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK

NEIGHBORHOOD - DOZENS OF SWAT TEAM MEMBERS CHARGING TOWARD *THIS* HOME

RESPONDING TO A CALL THAT AN ARMED MAN WITH MULTIPLE VICTIMS WAS INSIDE.

BUT INSTEAD OF FINDING A CRAZED KILLERTHEY LEARNED IT WAS ALL AN ELABORATE

HOAXA CASE OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS "SWATTING."

SOT -- BRAD GARRETT, ABC NEWS CRIME & TERRORISM ANALYST

"Swatting are hoax calls, calling out SWAT teams to make believe, typically

hostage-barricade, murder situations."

THE APPARENT TARGET IN THIS CASE? A 17-YEAR-OLD BOY INSIDE THE HOUSE. HE'D

REPORTEDLY BEATEN AN OPPONENT IN THE ONLINE VIDEO GAME "CALL OF DUTY" WHEN

THE OPPONENT CALLED THE POLICE PRETENDING TO BE HIM.AND CLAIMING HE KILLED

HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER.

SOT - MICHAEL TANGNEY, LONG BEACH POLICE COMMISSIONER

"They actually have a system, I believe, where they get points for the type

of tactical response the police give, if the helicopters are involved, the

SWAT team with controlled entry.

BUT IT TURNS OUT THE TEEN'S MOTHER AND BROTHER WERE ALIVE AND WELL.THOUGH

COMPLETELY HORRIFIED WHEN POLICE SWARMED THEIR HOME.

SOT - MARIA CASTILLO, MOTHER

"Something happened. The police in my houseeverything is okay."

SOT - JUAN CASTILLO, BROTHER

"I'm in shock. It's crazy."

"SWATTING" PRANKS HAVE BEEN USED ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN HOLLYWOOD.

.POLICE SWARMED MILEY CYRUS'S NORTH HOLLYWOOD HOME IN 2012 AFTER RECEVING

THIS FAKE 9-1-1 CALL:

CALLER "i just shot my wife"

OPERATOR "you just shot your wife"

CALLER "I'm going to shoot someone else soon."

BACK ON LONG ISLAND, AUTHORITIES CONFISCATED THE GAME CONSOLE FOUND IN THE

HOUSE TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT THE IDENTITY OF THE CALLER.

SOT - MICHAEL TANGNEY, LONG BEACH POLICE COMMISSIONER

The message is for parents to pay attention to what their kids are doing

online."

FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA, JOHN MULLER, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


GEORGIA GUN BILL-TRX-VO


GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS EXPECTED TO SIGN A CONTROVERSIAL GUN BILL THIS AFTERNOON

LICENSED GUN OWNERS IN THE STATE WILL NOW BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THEIR WEAPONS INTO MORE PUBLIC PLACE. INCLUDING BARS AND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.

THE NEW LAW ALSO AUTHORIZES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO APPOINT STAFFERS TO CARRY FIREARMS AND CHURCHES TO "OPT-IN" IF THEY WANT TO ALLOW WEAPONS.

AND PERMIT HOLDERS WHO ACCIDENTALLY BRING A GUN TO AN AIRPORT SECURITY CHECKPOINT WILL NOW BE ALLOWED TO PICK UP THEIR WEAPONS AND LEAVE WITH NO CRIMINAL PENALTY. Return to index of stories...


NYPD'S TWITTER REQUEST FOR PHOTOS BACKFIRES-OC-(4S


A TWITTER REQUEST. BY THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. BACKFIRED BIG TIME.

THE NYPD ASKED TWITTER USERS,

TO SHARE PICTURES OF THEM POSING WITH POLICE OFFICERS,

FOR A FEATURE ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE.

BUT PEOPLE STARTED SENDING PHOTOS. OF POLICE BRUTALITY.

THE RESPONSES SOON TURNED UGLY,

WHEN OCCUPY WALL STREET. TWEETED A PICTURE OF COPS.

BATTLING PROTESTERS WITH THE CAPTION "CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS ONE BATON AT A TIME."

AN NYPD SPOKESMAN. SAYS THE UNCENSORED AND OPEN DIALOGUE, WAS GOOD FOR THE CITY. Return to index of stories...


WEST TX EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION-VO


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THAT WEST, TEXAS FERTILIZER PLANT EXPLOSION.

REGULATORS MUST PROVIDE MORE OVERSIGHT TO MONITOR FACILITIES THAT STORE AMMONIUM NITRATE, THE CHEMICAL THAT DETONATED LAST YEAR.

THE BLAST KILLED 15 PEOPLE. INJURED 200 AND DAMAGED MUCH OF THE TINY TOWN.

THE SAFETY BOARD WILL HOLD A MEETING TONIGHT IN WEST TO DISCUSS ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WITH RESIDENTS AND TOWN OFFICIALS. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-VO


A NEW LAWSUIT IS BEING FILED AGAINST FEDEX.

THE MOM OF A 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT. WAS AMONG 10 PASSENGERS KILLED. IN A FIERY CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH.

THE LAWSUIT ARGUES THE COMPANY'S TRUCKS. HAVE A HISTORY OF CATCHING FIRE.

SOME WITNESSES SAY THE TRUCK WAS ON FIRE. BEFORE IT CRASHED INTO THE BUS. TWO WEEKS AGO.

THE NEGLIGENCE SUIT,

ASKS FOR $100 MILLION IN DAMAGES. Return to index of stories...


2014 CHEVROLET IMPALA INVESTIGATION-TRX-VO


AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY ON THE 20-14 CHEVROLET IMPALA AFTER A COMPLAINT ABOUT ITS BRAKES.

A DRIVER REPORTED THE EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEM IN THE CAR ACTIVATED MULTIPLE TIMES WITHOUT WARNING.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION OPENED THE INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE IF THE DEFECT IS WIDESPREAD.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY MORE THAN 60-THOUSAND 2014 IMPALAS ON THE ROAD.

THE INVESTIGATION COULD LEAD TO VEHICLE RECALLS. Return to index of stories...


JET BLUE PILOTS VOTE TO UNIONIZE-OTS VO


NEXT TIME YOU GET A FLIGHT,

ON JETBLUE,

YOU'LL PAY A LITTLE BIT MORE.

JETBLUE PILOTS HAVE VOTED TO UNIONIZE. IN A MOVE THAT ENDED THE CARRIER'S STATUS. AS ONE OF THE LAST NON-UNION AIRLINES.

STOCKS FELL AFTER THE NEWS, WHICH COULD EVENTUALLY INCREASE COSTS AT THE DISCOUNT AIRLINE.. Return to index of stories...


TEEN STOWAWAY-VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE 16 YEAR OLD WHO HITCHED A PLANE RIDE FROM CALIFORNIA TO HAWAII IN A WHEEL WELL.

REPORTS SURFACING. THE TEEN SPENT SEVEN HOURS HIDDEN INSIDE THE PLANE ***BEFORE*** IT TOOK OFF.

OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE HE WAS TRYING TO GET TO RELATIVES IN AFRICA.

SECURITY FOOTAGE SHOWS HIM CRAWLING INTO THE WHEEL WELL BEFORE TAKING OFF ON A 5 HOUR FLIGHT.

DOCTORS SAY THE EXTREME COLD MAY HAVE SLOWED DOWN HIS BODY. KEEPING HIM ALIVE WHILE IN THE AIR. BC-US--Teen Stowaway-Hawaii,5th Ld

Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

Eds: APNewsNow. Updates with law enforcement official saying teen was on tarmac seven hours before plane departed. With BC-US--Teen Stowaway-Hawaii-Q&A. AP Video. With AP Photos.

JUSTIN PRITCHARD

Associated Press

HONOLULU - A law enforcement official says surveillance video from San Jose International Airport shows the boy who survived a flight to Hawaii in a plane's wheel well was on the airfield seven hours before the jet departed.

The official who's been briefed on the investigation was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

The official told The Associated Press that the 15-year-old stowaway from Santa Clara, Calif., got on the airfield a little after 1 a.m. Sunday and went undetected for hours in what is supposed to be a secured area of the airport.

The boy popped out of the wheel well after the Boeing 767 landed in Maui and was resting Tuesday at a Honolulu hospital. Child welfare officials are working to return him to Northern California.

4/22/2014 8:09:55 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The teen who hid in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 and hitched a ride from San Jose, Calif., to Hawaii on Sunday spent seven hours hidden in the aircraft before it took off. That's what a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The conclusion is based on a review of security video at San Jose's airport. The 15-year-old entered the tarmac while it was dark. Return to index of stories...


TEEN STOWAWAY-SOTVO


"In this case, he was like an amphibian, he was like a hibernating frog, he was basically hypnotic."

THE TEEN IS STILL RESTING IN A HAWAIIAN HOSPITAL.

D-C-F IS WORKING TO RETURN HIM TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

- DR. GEORGE | MACRIS | UNIVERSITY O Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE BAN OREGON -TRX-OC


A FEDERAL JUDGE IN OREGON. IS READY TO HEAR ARGUMENTS,

ABOUT THE STATE'S BAN OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

FOUR GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES. FILED SUIT, ARGUING IT SERVES NO LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT INTEREST.

BUT THE DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEY GENERAL,

REFUSES TO DEFEND THE BAN.

THAT MEANS NOBODY WILL SPEAK IN FAVOR, BEFORE THE JUDGE TODAY.

THE JUDGE WILL DECIDE ON A REQUEST. BY THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE.

IF THEY HAVE LEGAL STANDING. HE'LL HEAR THEIR CASE.

A SIMILAR CASE IN CALIFORNIA. ENDED WITH THE BAN, OVERTURNED. Return to index of stories...


STEUBENVILLE RAPE CASE UPDATE-OTS VO


AN UPDATE ON A STORY WE'VE BEEN COVERING FOR A FEW YEARS NOW.

A FORMER VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH WILL SERVE JAIL TIME IN CONNECTION WITH THE STEUBENVILLE RAPE CASE.

*MATTHEW BELARDINE* WAS SENTENCED TO 10 DAYS BEHIND BARS ON TWO MISDEMEANOR COUNTS OF SERVING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR AND FALSIFICATION.

*BEL-ARDINE PLEADED NO CONTEST TO THE CHARGES IN AN OHIO COURTROOM.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE HOSTED AN AUGUST 2012 PARTY THAT THE RAPE SUSPECTS AND 16-YEAR-OLD VICTIM ATTENDED.

TWO STEUBENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS WERE FOUND GUILTY OF THE RAPE LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER TRIPS STUDENT-VO


A POLICE OFFICER IN TEXAS. IS IN A LOT OF HOT WATER, FOR DOING THIS-

DID YOU SEE THAT?

HE WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA TRYING TO TRIP A STUDENT. RUNNING ONTO A SOCCER FIELD, AFTER THEIR TEAM WON A STATE TITLE.

HE CAN ALSO BE SEEN GRABBING AND PUSHING STUDENTS.

HE'S NOW BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE.

IRONICALLY- HE WON OFFICER OF THE YEAR LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PANTS AT PROM-POP VO


ONE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IN NORTH CAROLINA WHO DITCHED THE DRESS. FOR A PAIR OF RED JEANS.GOT KICKED OUT OF PROM.

ABOUT 5 MINUTES IN. *SHAFER RUPARD* HAD TO LEAVE. AFTER HER TEACHER TAPPED HER ON THE SHOULDER.

AND SAID SHE HAD A PROBLEM WITH HER OUTFIT. PARTICULARLY HER PANTS.

THE MOTHER CLAIMS SHE TALKED TO AN ADMINISTRATOR WHO ADMITTED THE SCHOOL WAS WRONG. AND WASN'T FOLLOWING THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT OR THE PROM INVITATION.

THE SCHOOL HAS YET TO MAKE A COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


HIS SELFIE.

GOT HIM A KICK IN THE FACE.

AND NOW HE'S LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK

HE MADE A DEAL WITH JUKIN MEDIA WHERE HE CAN MAKE UP TO $250-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THE DEAL WORKS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-VO-WIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-2-SH ANIBOX


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

WELL, HE'S ABOUT TO BANK. A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY FOR IT.

THOUSANDS AND THOUSAND.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES-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.

It is another mild morning with temperatures in the 60s across Southwest Florida. Skies are mainly clear this this morning with some patchy fog developing. Through the day, we'll see mostly sunny skies and temperatures will reach into the low to mid 80s.

A weak cold front will be moving down the peninsula, but will fizzle out tomorrow before moving into our area. It will be close enough that we could get a few more clouds and possibly even a stray shower tomorrow. That stray chance would mainly be aimed toward the inland areas.

For the end of the week, through the weekend and into next week, we'll continue with the mix of sun and clouds and temperatures continuing the warming trend. We'll be into the upper 80s this weekend. In the long range, our next rain chance arrives a week from today. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


IF YOU ARE A FAN OF NASHVILLE WE HAVE A TREAT FOR YOU

WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH CONNIE BRITTON.

WE HAVE JUICY SECRETS ABOUT THE SEASON FINALE Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-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...


NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-TRX-2 SH


IT'S ONE OF ABC'S HIT SHOWS.

NASHVILLE.

THIS MORNING WE'VE GOT A TREAT.

WE'RE JOINED BY CONNIE BRITTON

NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY.

FOR HER ROLE AS COUNTRY STAR REYNA JAMES.

AND THINGS ARE REALLY HEATING UP ON THE SHOW.

GOOD MORNING CONNIE.

SEASON FINALE IS COMING UP.

I KNOW YOU CAN'T REVEAL THE ENDING. BUT ARE YOU SURPRISED WITH ALL THE TWISTS AND TURNS WRITERS HAVE THROWN IN THIS SEASON.

YOU HAVE AN INCREDIBLE VOICE.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS LOVED TO SING?

THE SHOW IS BASED AROUND COUNTRY MUSIC BUT DEALS WITH SOME HEAVY TOPICS

ALCHOLISM. SOCIAL MEDIA AND IT'S EFFECT ON TEENS

IS THAT WHAT MAKES IT SO POWERFUL

YOU ALWAYS LOOK GREAT.WHAT'S YOUR SECRET?

YOUR ALWAYS ON the GO. WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE FOR WOMEN TRYING TO MULTI-TASK AND STAY HEALHTY.

,

Nashville Star Connie Britton Shares How

To Plus Up Your Spring Beauty Routine

Connie Reveals Her Hard-Working Skincare Picks

& Discusses the Latest From her Acting Career

Including the Upcoming Nashville Season Finale

What: Spring is finally here! It's time for women everywhere to revamp their beauty cabinets with the most effective, hard-working products - especially when it comes to skincare.

POND'S teamed up with actress Connie Britton to share how she likes to "plus up" her beauty routine with classic, tried-and-true products that deliver multiple beauty benefits.

Connie will reveal.

· Her hard-working spring beauty picks - like POND'S Wet Cleansing Towelettes and Cold Cream Cleanser - that help her achieve multiple beauty benefits in a flash

· The latest from her acting career and her thoughts on the upcoming Nashville season 2 finale

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NASHVILLE STAR CONNIE BRITTON SAT LIVE-VO


NASHVILLE Return to index of stories...


FRANCO TELLS VIEW SECRET LOCATION-TRX-2 SH


KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN. WON'T BE TOO PLEASED, WITH JAMES FRANCO.

THE ACTOR MAY HAVE ACCIDENTALLY LET SLIP. THE LOCATION OF THE TOP SECRET KIMYE WEDDING.

APPEARING ON ABC'S "THE VIEW," FRANCO SAID HE GOT A CALL FROM THE RAPPER

ABOUT THE SPOOF VIDEO HE AND PAL SETH ROGEN DID OF WEST'S SONG, 'BOUND 2"

franco sot "he loved it, not only that, but he wanted us to perform it live

the night before his wedding in versailles."

IT HAS BEEN RUMORED THAT WEST AND KARDASHIAN WILL TIE THE KNOT

NEXT MONTH IN PARIS. Return to index of stories...


QUENTIN TARANTINO LAWSUIT AGAINST GAWKER DISMISSED


A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS DISMISSED QUENTIN TARANTINO'S LAWSUIT AGAINST THE WEBSITE "GAWKER" OVER A LEAKED MOVIE SCRIPT.

THE OSCAR-WINNING WRITER AND DIRECTOR SUED GAWKER FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AFTER THE SITE PROVIDED A LINK TO HIS SCRIPT "THE HATEFUL EIGHT."

TARANTINO IS EXPECTED TO SELL "THE HATEFUL EIGHT" AND FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT SCRIPT HE'S BEEN WORKING ON. Return to index of stories...


ELLEN NEW HGTV SHOW-TRX-VOTOPS


YOU CAN WATCH ELLEN DEGENERES ON H-G-T-V.

THE NEW SHOW IS A COMPETITION SERIES CALLED "ELLEN'S DESIGN CHALLENGE."

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

THE SHOW DEBUTS SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CLAWSON WINS-VO-SS


CURT CLAWSON - IS NOW THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

CLAWSON BEAT OUT THREE OPPONENTS.

CLAWSON NOW FACES OFF. AGAINST, DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN.

LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE RAY NETHERWOOD.

AND WRITE-IN CANDIDATE TIMOTHY ROSSANO,

IN THE JUNE 24TH SPECIAL ELECTION.

THE WINNER OF THE SPECIAL GENRAL ELECTION. SERVES OUT THIS TERM, Return to index of stories...


TS2) DAN EAGLE ARREST-SS


A LEE COUNTY LAWMAKER IS FACING D-U-I CHARGES.

HE SAYS IN DUE TIME.HE'LL EXPLAIN WHY HE WAS ARRESTED.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE -- WHO REPRESENTS CAPE CORAL -- WAS ARRESTED IN TALLAHASSEE MONDAY NIGHT.

OFFICERS SAY HE RAN A RED LIGHT LEAVING A TACO BELL DRIVE THRU THEN STUMBLED OUT OF HIS CAR.

OFFICERS SAY HE REFUSED TO TAKE A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-VO


ABC-7 CONTINUES TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT DEVESTATING CAR CRASH AT A FORT MYERS CHURCH.

18 PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL WHEN A DRIVER SAYS HER BRAKES WENT OUT.

ONLY ABC-7 WAS INVITED INSIDE THE CHURCH TO SEE THE DAMAGE.

THE CHURCH PASTOR SAYS HIS CONGREGATION WILL NOW FOCUS ON FINDING A NEW PLACE TO WORSHIP THIS WEEK.

FORT MYERS POLICE INVESTIGATORS WILL INSPECT THE CAR'S BRAKES LATER THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TS4)


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FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


It is another mild morning with temperatures in the 60s across Southwest Florida. Skies are mainly clear this this morning with some patchy fog developing. Through the day, we'll see mostly sunny skies and temperatures will reach into the low to mid 80s.

A weak cold front will be moving down the peninsula, but will fizzle out tomorrow before moving into our area. It will be close enough that we could get a few more clouds and possibly even a stray shower tomorrow. That stray chance would mainly be aimed toward the inland areas.

For the end of the week, through the weekend and into next week, we'll continue with the mix of sun and clouds and temperatures continuing the warming trend. We'll be into the upper 80s this weekend. In the long range, our next rain chance arrives a week from today. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

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JOIN US FOR ABC 7 NEWS AT 5, RIGHT AFTER ELLEN.

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...