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630PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP AUSTRALIA NEW YEAR-NATVO
HEADLINES SHRED BAD MEMORIES-BAM
HL1) 2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO SHRED BAD MEMORIES-PKG
HL2) CAPE CORAL CREEP-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
HL3) NEW YEAR'S EVE-SOTVO TEASE TWO-----------
BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP A) NEW YEAR'S EVE-SOTVO
2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-TOUCH SOUTH KOREA NEW YEARS-NATVO
2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-BAM WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-PKG WEATHER FORECAST-2SHOT
2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-BAM WEATHER FORECAST-PWC
CAUGHT ON CAMERA CLIP-CLIP WEATHER FORECAST-WXWALL
CAPE CORAL CREEP-OC NEW TONIGHT CLIP-CLIP
CAPE CORAL CREEP-TOUCH NEW YEAR'S EVE-STANDING AT BAM
CAPE CORAL CREEP-PKG NEW YEAR'S EVE-PKG
CAPE CORAL CREEP-TOUCH GET MORE TRANSITION-TRX
BOBCAT VIDEO-OCVO GET MORE TARANA BURKE-OCVO
NEW TODAY CLIP-CLIP CHAMPAGNE DAY-OCVO
TRUMP SCOTT MEETING-OTS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP FGCU VS FLORIDA TECH-ON CAM
DEPUTIES SHOT DENVER-SOLO BAM SITTING FGCU VS FLORIDA TECH-VO TOPS
DEPUTIES SHOT DENVER-PKG FGCU VS FLORIDA TECH-SOT TOPS
DEPUTIES SHOT DENVER-OC TEXANS SMITH STEPS AWAY FOR WIFE-VO TOPS
CRIME ALERT CLIP-CLIP 2017 SPORTS WRAP PACK-VO IN TOUCH
HOUSTON WEAPONS ARREST-VOTOPS 2017 SPORTS WRAP PACK-PKG TOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TOSS TO BREAK-ON CAM
TEASE ONE------------ NEW ZEALAND CELEBRATION-NATVO
TZ1 A) SHRED BAD MEMORIES-VO-WIPE GOODBYE-3SHOT
TZ1 B) NEW YEAR'S EVE-VOTOPS NEW YEARS EVE BUMP SHOT-LIVE SAT 3


630PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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HEADLINES


A 2 YEAR-OLD DISCOVERED DEAD --

AFTER DROWNING IN A COLLIER COUNTY POOL.

WHY THE WARNING SIGNS WEREN'T ENOUGH TO PREVENT A TRAGEDY.

PLUS--

1:32:37 I COULDNT SLEEP LAST NIGHT. JUST NERVOUS 40

A MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

CREEPING IN CAPE CORAL.

WHY NEIGHBORS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL PICTURE HE SNAPPED ON HIS CELL PHONE.

"Just to see it would be amazing."

1:30-1:31"I prefer to just be in the comfort of my home

FROM YOUR HOME --

TO THE HUB OF THE PARTY.

WE'RE TURNING THE PAGE ON 2017 --

AND DROPPING THE BALL ON 2018.

A PREVIEW OF THE BIG NEW YEAR'S NIGHT AHEAD IS COMING UP.

YOUR NEWS AT 6-30 STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) 2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-VO


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HL2) CAPE CORAL CREEP-SOTVO


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HL3) NEW YEAR'S EVE-SOTVO


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BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP


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2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-TOUCH


A FAMILY IS WITHOUT THEIR BABY GIRL---

AS WE ENTER THE NEW YEAR.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A 2-YEAR-OLD DROWNED IN A COMMUNITY POOL YESTERDAY IN COLLIER COUNTY---

AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX OFF OF NORTH NINTH STREET IN IMMOKALEE.

ABC 7'S JOE PUTRELO JOINS US LIVE NOW---

AFTER HE TALKED TO NEIGHBORS IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-BAM


EMERGENCY CREWS RUSHED TO THE TALL PINES APARTMENTS AROUND 3-45 YESTERDAY TO TRY AND SAVE THE LITTLE GIRL.

BUT THEY WERE TOO LATE.

NOW, THE DEARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS INVESTIGATING HER DROWNING. Return to index of stories...


2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-PKG


NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY GET AN EERY FEELING AT THE SIGHT OF THEIR COMMUNITY POOL.

DESPITE THE FENCE---

AND WARNING OF NO LIFEGUARD---

2-YEAR-OLD ELIZABETH SEBASTION SOMEHOW DROWNED IN IT YESTERDAY.

Rebeca Perez/Neighbor

00:35:50-03

"It's very painful because the child was very friendly. It's hard to explain that happened in one single moment."

REBECA PEREZ LIVES NEXT DOOR TO THE LITTLE GIRL'S FAMILY.

FOR A MOMENT SHE PUTS HERSELF IN THEIR SHOES.

Rebeca Perez/Neighbor

00:37:23-40

"It's very painful because you can share the pain speaking as a mother. The loss of a child is very painful, especially after carrying it in the womb for 9 months."

SO FAR -- INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT RELEASED HOW SHE GOT INTO THE POOL.

EMERGENCY WORKERS TRIED TO REVIVE HER AT THE SCENE, IN THE AMBULANCE AND AT THE HOSPITAL --

BUT THEIR EFFORTS WERE UNSUCCESSFUL.

Maria Tobar/Neighbor

00:42:43-59

"I feel very badly about the whole situation because the baby hadn't lived long enough to experience life yet."

THIS MARKS THE FIFTH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHILD TO DROWN IN A POOL THIS YEAR.

THE GIRL'S FAMILY WAS NOT HOME TODAY.

Maria Tobar/Neighbor

00:45:35-45

"If there's any advice I can give, it's to be careful with your kids." Return to index of stories...


2 YEAR OLD DROWNS-BAM


MORE THAN 300 CHILDREN DIE FROM DROWNING EACH YEAR IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND IT'S ACTUALLY THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN COLLIER COUNTY FOR KIDS AGES ONE TO FOUR.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO JOE PUTRELO, ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


CAUGHT ON CAMERA CLIP-CLIP


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CAPE CORAL CREEP-OC


A MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

WALKING UP TO A HOME --

AND TAKING A PICTURE OF THE DOOR --

BEFORE QUICKLY RUNNING OFF.

ABC 7'S JULIANNE DELL SPOKE TO THE HOMEOWNER AND NEIGHBORS WHO SAY IT'S ESPECIALLY CONCERNING --

AFTER RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CREEP-TOUCH


THEY ALL TELL ME THEY'RE ALL RAISING THE ALARM TODAY --

BECAUSE WHILE THAT MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING --

HE'S STOLEN THEIR SENSE OF SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CREEP-PKG


1:32:37 I COULDN'T SLEEP LAST NIGHT. JUST NERVOUS 40

THIS NORTHWEST CAPE HOMEOWNER --

IS STILL TOO SCARED TO SHOW HER FACE --

AFTER HER SECURITY CAMERA CAUGHT A MAN APPROACHING HER HOME ON FRIDAY.

HOMEOWNER

1:13:15 WE SAW A GENTLEMAN WALK UP TO THE DOOR, AND PLACE HIS HAND ON THE DOOR, AND LOOKED LIKE HE TOOK A PICTURE OF HIS HAND ON THE DOORBELL. DID NOT RING THE DOORBELL AND DID NOT KNOCK 25

SHE SAYS SHE AND HER HUSBAND AREN'T SURE WHAT EXACTLY HE WAS DOING --

BUT WHEN THEY REPORTED IT TO POLICE --

THEY TOLD HER --

IT'S SUSPICIOUS.

HOMEOWNER

1:31:49 VERY SUSPICIOUS HE SAID. UP TO NO GOOD AND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN BREAK-INS AROUND THIS AREA, VEHICLE-WISE, BUT JUST TO KEEP AN EYE OUT 10

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT NEIGHBORS ARE DOING AFTER SEEING THE PICTURES --

WATCHING OUT FOR OTHERS.

TERRY

1:25:47 THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE VIGILENT 51

1:26:34 IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR EVERYBODY TO WATCH EACH OTHER'S HOUSE 37

AS WELL AS FOR THEMSELVES.

JAMIE

1:23:55 I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN SO IT IS VERY SCARY WITH THE THOUGHT OF SOMEONE COMING IN, TESTING OUT OUR DOORS 01

1:25:35 DEFINITELY SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DEFINITELY MAKE SURE YOU'RE A LITTLE MORE SECURE 39

1:25:30 MAKING SURE THE WINDOWS ARE LOOKED AS WELL AS THE DOORS AND THE PATIO DOORS 35

BEFORE BEING DELETED --

BECAUSE SAFETY CONCERNS --

THE HOMEOWNER'S FACEBOOK POST WARNING OTHERS HAD MORE THAN 500 SHARES --

TERRY

1:27:23 IF WE'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY IDENTIFY HIM WE CAN PUT A STOP TO IT BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENS 28 Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CREEP-TOUCH


IF YOU KNOW THIS MAN'S IDENTITY --

YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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BOBCAT VIDEO-OCVO


A BOBCAT WAS RESCUED FROM UNDER A BRIDGE---

AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF VENICE SAYS THEY THINK THE BIG CAT WAS CLIPPED BY A CAR---

THEN ENDED UP TRAPPED OUT ON THE WATER.

THE STAFF SAYS HE IS OKAY AND HAD SMALL INJURIES---

SO HE WAS RETURNED BACK HOME.

THE WILDIFE CENTER OF VENICE THANKED CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES FOR HELPING WITH THE RESCUE.

When you get a call for a bobcat stranded under a bridge it takes some cooperation between agencies. The Wildlife Center of Venice would like to thank the Charlotte County Sheriff's office for assisting with this rescue. We assume he was clipped by a car and that is how he ended up in the water. His injuries turned out to be minor and he was returned home. Thank you to Mike Kipp who was out there in a kayak keeping an eye on him while we waited for the boat. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY CLIP-CLIP


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TRUMP SCOTT MEETING-OTS


PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD LUNCH WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT THIS AFTERNOON.

A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THEY TALKED ABOUT HURRICANE RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORTS.

THE PRESIDENT WILL BE STAYING AT HIS PRIVATE CLUB IN PALM BEACH.

HE'S BEEN PLAYING GOLF THIS WEEK---

AND HE INVITED COAST GUARD MEMBERS TO PLAY WITH HIM.

Trump to have lunch with Florida governor

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The White House says President Donald Trump will have lunch with Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

White House spokeswoman Helen Ferre said Sunday that Trump invited the Republican governor "to discuss ongoing hurricane recovery efforts, the need to improve the nation's aging infrastructure and other matters important to Floridians."

Trump is spending the holidays at his private club in Palm Beach.

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DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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DEPUTIES SHOT DENVER-SOLO BAM SITTING


TONIGHT A SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IN COLORADO---

IS MOURNING THIS DEPUTY--- ZACKARI PARRISH.

HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED AND FOUR OTHERS DEPUTIES WERE WOUNDED.

AFTER RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

ABC'S LYNDA LOPEZ REPORTS.

A sheriff's office in Colorado confirmed "multiple deputies are down" after a shooting 15 miles south of Denver early Sunday, KKTV reported.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Sunday it had issued a "code red" alerting civilians in the Highlands Ranch area to stay at home, avoid windows and stay away from exterior walls.

The office reported on Twitter around 6:45 a.m. that one deputy was shot.

"We have multiple officers down," Deputy Jason Blanchard said in a telephone interview with The New York Times. He described it as an active scene and said the gunman was not in custody. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTIES SHOT DENVER-PKG


DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES LINED UP ALONG THE PASSING MOTORCADE. TO HONOR A FALLEN BROTHER. KILLED THIS MORNING IN HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO.

29-year-old zachary parrish. A MARRIED FATHER OF TWO. was killed when he and other officers responded to the scene of disturbance between two roommates. JUST after 5AM. IN THE COOPER CANYON APARTMENT COMPLEX. ABOUT 20 MILES SOUTH OF DENVER.

THE SUSPECTED GUNMAN. HITTING FIVE officers and the sheriff says KILLING parrish AND WOUNDING FOUR.

"almost immediately upon arrival - shots were fired"

douglas county sherriff tony spurlock saying the suspect seemed to have barricaded himself in a bedroom. and shot the officers ambush-style.

2 CIVILIANS WERE aLSO HIT. THEIR INJURIES, NON-LIFE THREATENING.

THE SUPECT. THEN SHOT AND KILLED BY officers.

DEPUTY PARRISH HAD BEEN WITH THE FORCE FOR 7 MONTHS. SHERIFF SPURLOCK VISIBLY EMOTIONAL OVER HIS LOSS:

"It was very difficult to go see Zach for the last time."

"he was a good kid, a smiley kid. You could see him walking up and down the halls.he was eager to work, eager to serve.

LOPEZ ON-CAM TAG:

THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF SAYING THIS SUSPECT WAS KNOWN TO THEM. FROM OTHER INCIDENTS INVOLVING POLICE. BUT HAVEN'T POSITIVELY ID'ED HIM YET. AND THEY ARE WAITING TO GET MORE INFORMATION FROM THE INJURED OFFICERS. ONCE THEY'RE ABLE TO TALK TO THEM. LYNDA LOPEZ, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK Return to index of stories...


DEPUTIES SHOT DENVER-OC


THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THIS SUSPECT WAS KNOWN TO THEM.

BUT THEY HAVEN'T POSITIVELY ID'ED HIM YET.

AND THEY ARE WAITING TO GET MORE INFORMATION FROM THE INJURED OFFICERS. ONCE THEY'RE ABLE TO TALK TO THEM. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT CLIP-CLIP


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HOUSTON WEAPONS ARREST-VOTOPS


A SCARY SITUATION IN TEXAS--

POLICE IN HOUSTON. SHOWED UP TO THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL---

AFTER REPORTS OF A MAN REFUSING TO LEAVE THE BAR.

THEY SAY HE WAS DRUNK AND INSIDE THE MAN'S HOTEL ROOM.

THEY FOUND MULTIPLE FIREARMS. A RIFLE, SHOTGUN, AND HANDGUN.

BUT AFTER QUESTIONING THE MAN THEY DETERMINED HE WASN'T GOING TO USE THEM---

HE JUST BROUGHT THEM IN SO NOBODY WOULD STEAL THEM FROM HIS TRUCK.

SUGGESTED ANCHOR INTRO:

A SCARE IN HOUSTON ON THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE. AS A HOTEL GUEST IS FOUND WITH FIREARMS IN HIS ROOM.

ABC'S CHUCK SIVERSTEN HAS THE STORY.

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POLICE IN HOUSTON. RESPONDING AFTER AN APPARENTLY INTOXICATED MAN BECAME DISORDERLY AT HOUSTON'S HYATT REGENCY HOTEL.

THE MAN REPORTEDLY REFUSING TO LEAVE THE HOTEL'S BAR.

LT. WARDEN MCINTOSH - "officer inside indicated that he had a drunk, belligerent suspect and he needed help arresting him. he was being arrested for trespassing."

BUT INSIDE THE MAN'S HOTEL ROOM. POLICE say they FOUND MULTIPLE FIREARMS. A RIFLE, SHOTGUN, AND HANDGUN.

RAISING CONCERNS AT THE HOTEL. WHICH IS THE SITE OF ONE OF THE CITY'S LARGEST NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS.

BUT POLICE concluding, AFTER QUESTIONING the man, he HAD NO UNLAWFUL INTENT. THE MAN TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE'D BROUGHT THE GUNS INTO HIS ROOM FROM HIS TRUCK BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT THEM TO GET STOLEN.

THIS COMES AS SECURITY is A TOP CONCERN FOR LAW ENFORCEMENTS AND REVELERS ACROSS country tonight. IN NEW YORK CITY'S TIMES SQUARE. POLICE SAYING THEY ARE WATCHING INCIDENTS NATIONWIDE.

NYPD CHEIF WATERS:- "things that have happened around the country, vegas in particular, we plan accordingly and we are ready tonight"

THE NYPD SAYING BECAUSE OF THE MASS SHOOTING IN LAS VEGAS. AND TWO NEW YORK TERROR INCIDENTS IN RECENT MONTHS. THE SECURITY IN TIMES SQUARE WILL BE UNPRECENTED

POLICE WILL NOT ALLOW LARGE BAGS OR BACKPACKS in the protected zone TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXPLOSIVES MAKING IT PAST THE PERIMETER.

THERE WILL BE NO UMBRELLAS ALLOWED.

THEY WILL HAVE OFFICERS IN THE BUILDINGS. SNIPERS IN THE VARIOUS HIGH RISES HERE, ALONG WITH POLICE OFFICERS IN HELICOPTERS THAT WILL BE MONITORING THE CROWDS.

CHIEF WATERS "Times Square NYC, safest place in the world" Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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


NEW YEAR'S IS A POPULAR TIME TO TURN A NEW LEAF.

INSTEAD --

MANY AMERICANS ARE SHREDDING UP PIECES OF PAPER.

GET MORE ON THIS THERAPEUTIC WAY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR.

PLUS --

WE'RE JUST HOURS AWAY FROM THE BALL DROP --

AND THE START OF 2018.

A LITTLE LATER --

WE WILL TAKE YOU TO A FRIGID TIMES SQUARE --

TO SEE HOW MILLIONS OF AMERICANS PLAN TO CELEBRATE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) SHRED BAD MEMORIES-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) NEW YEAR'S EVE-VOTOPS


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AUSTRALIA NEW YEAR-NATVO


"5.4.3.2.1. "

AND THE COUNTDOWN IS ON---

SOME PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT IN THE NEW YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SHRED BAD MEMORIES-BAM


SHREDDING BAD MEMORIES---

JUST IN TIME FOR 2018.

SOME PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY SAID GOODBYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE TO MOMENTS IN 2017 AND THEY DID IT WITH A GIANT SHREDDER!

LISA ROZNER EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


SHRED BAD MEMORIES-PKG


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BAD MEMORIES FROM 2017 - SHREDDED INTO THOUSANDS OF PIECES IN A TRUCK AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD.

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Carissa Payan/San Diego, CA:

"Today, I shredded our $25,000 of debt. We paid it off in this entire year."

Emilio Arana/Costa Rica:

"Cigarettes and laziness. A little too lazy this year."

Gary Winkler/Hoboken, NJ:

"As a jets fan, 5 and 11, I've seen too many of those and we need something new. So I'm shredding that bad season."

IT'S THE 11TH YEAR THE TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE PUT ON THE EVENT. WHERE PEOPLE CAN WRITE DOWN THE BAD THINGS THEY EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR. AND SAY BUH-BYE TO THEM.

Nicholas Bausenwein/Eatontown, NJ:

"I shredded something I want to get rid of for 2018, which is homophobic comments from other people."

TODAY'S BONE CHILLING TEMPERATURES DIDN'T STOP THE CROWDS -- INCLUDING THE NAKED COWBOY.

Robert Burck/"Naked Cowboy":

"I'm shredding pants."

Lisa Rozner/Reporting:

"Did you ever wear pants to begin with though?"

Robert Burck/"Naked Cowboy":

"It's kind of just a joke."

Lisa Rozner/Reporting:

"Now some of these you really don't need to shred, but a lot of people say just doing that is so therapeutic."

Cindy Cooper/Hells Kitchen Resident:

"I've been looking forward to this day since it was first announced."

SOME PEOPLE SAYING GOOD RIDDANCE TO A SUITCASE WORTH OF THINGS.

Thea Constantine/Queens Resident:

"I found stuff from -- forgive me -- the 1980s. It had to go."

SO THE HOPE FOR 2018?

Thea Constantine/Queens Resident:

"Less is better. Less is better."

THIS TRUCK TAKING UP TO FOUR TONS OF STRESS, BAD JOBS, DATES AND FEARS OFF EVERYONE'S SHOULDERS FROM 2017.IN THE SAME SPOT WHERE THOUSANDS WILL RING IN NEW BEGINNINGS FOR 2018 IN JUST A FEW DAYS.

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COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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


1:26-1:28

Delaney Poore/Visiting from Cincinnati:

"I'm super-excited to see everyone perform."

EXCITEMENT IS SKY HIGH FOR THE START OF 2018.

AFTER THE BREAK --

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW MILLIONS OF AMERICANS --

ARE BUNDLING UP --

FOR THE BALL DROP IN TIMES SQUARE. Return to index of stories...


A) NEW YEAR'S EVE-SOTVO


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SOUTH KOREA NEW YEARS-NATVO


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WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER FORECAST-2SHOT


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WEATHER FORECAST-PWC


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WEATHER FORECAST-WXWALL


FULL WX

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.

Forecast: Major changes coming to Southwest Florida's weather

The new year will usher in a new weather pattern over Southwest Florida that will persist through at least next weekend. This pattern means business; as our skies will cloud up, rain will become possible, the wind will pick up and temperatures will drop in a big way as early as New Year's Day Monday.

Let's start with tonight though. Luckily, the storm system bringing the weather changes is far enough away from our area that our New Year's Eve plans will have nice conditions. If you're headed to Naples Pier for the fireworks at 7:30 tonight, the balloon drop at 9 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers, or the midnight ball drop in the River District you can expect sky conditions to range from mostly clear to partly cloudy. Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 60s by 7 and 8 p.m., with temperatures around 60 at the stroke of midnight. If your not a fan of cooler weather, be sure to have a sweater or sweatshirt on hand of any outdoor parties.

Related story: New Year's Eve celebrations in Southwest Florida

We'll start to notice changes in our weather after midnight on Monday morning. That's when clouds will be on the increase, along with the chance for some showers that will stay in the forecast through Monday. Though rain totals will likely be less than 1" on Monday, passing nuisance showers can be expected as cooler air in the afternoon keeps highs below average for the first day of January. Our high on Monday is forecast to hit just 68 degrees, with overnight lows on Monday falling into the low 50s in Lee and Collier Counties, with 40s in Charlotte and inland counties.

The system bringing the changing weather on Monday will influence our forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. This means that each day will feature cloudy to at times overcast conditions with mid-day highs in the low 60s. The wind will be breezy, with pesky showers in the region as well.

The second phase of this storm system will develop by Thursday and Friday. What will happen is that the storm system will move away from us, but in doing so pull down even colder air into South Florida. Given the way the forecast looks right now, highs on Thursday and Friday can be expected to only top out around 60 degrees, with regionwide overnight low temperatures in the 40s.

Boating Forecast

Boating is not advised on New Year's Day Monday. Winds will begin the day hailing from the southwest, but turn from the northwest in the afternoon as a result of the storm system moving in. The wind speed is likely to increase as the day goes on, picking up to 15-20 knots by afternoon. Inland waters are expected to by choppy.

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NEW TONIGHT CLIP-CLIP


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NEW YEAR'S EVE-STANDING AT BAM


A MASSIVE CROWD IS EXPECTED TONIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE---

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL BE THERE---

AND THE NEW YEAR IS ONLY HOURS AWAY.

PROTECTING EVERYONE IS A TOP PRIORITY TONIGHT.

JESSICA BORG REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW YEAR'S EVE-PKG


TIMES SQUARE -- ALWAYS A HUB OF ACTIVITY AND A BIG DRAW FOR TOURISTS.

NEW YEAR'S EVE -- ONE-MILLION PEOPLE EXPECTED HERE -- TO EXPERIENCE THE BALL DROP.

INCLUDING THE ROJAS FAMILY FROM MIAMI.

"Just to see it would be amazing."

THEY'LL BE BUNDLED UP, BUT ADMIT THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE BITTER COLD.

"We'll be snug, hopefully."

Jessica Borg/Reporting:

"You may have to leave?"

"Yeah."

The N-Y-P-D SAYS REVELERS DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SECURITY.

ON THE READY -- TEAMS OF SNIPERS, BAG-INSPECTING OFFICERS AND VAPOR-WAKE DOGS ABLE TO DETECT AIRBORNE EXPLOSIVE PARTICLES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE MORE BARRICADES AND METAL DETECTORS THAN EVER BEFORE.

SAND-FILLED SANITATION TRUCKS WILL BLOCK OFF STREETS -- ALONG WITH CEMENT BARRIERS.

AND FROM 9 A-M SUNDAY TO 3 A-M MONDAY, THE 125 GARAGES IN THE AREA OFF LIMITS.

"Each and every one of those parking garages will be closed and sealed."

SECURITY MEASURES -- COMFORTING TO PARTY-GOERS.

"Every time I seem to turn-around, there's another police officer, so I feel really good about it."

TO MAKE THINGS GO MORE SMOOTHLY -- OFFICIALS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO REALLY BUNDLE UP.

ALL EXPOSED SKIN NEEDS TO BE COVERED.

NO UMBRELLAS OR BACKPACKS.

IF YOU HAVE THEM, YOU'LL BE TURNED AWAY AT CHECKPOINTS.

NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED.

AND DRINKING BEFORE HAND IS DISCOURAGED BECAUSE IT CAUSES THE BODY TO LOSE HEAT FASTER.

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SATURDAY'S PRACTICE RUN FOR THIS ICONIC BALL WENT OFF WITH OUT A HITCH.

DELANEY POORE FROM CINCINNATI CANNOT WAIT TO CELEBRATE.

Delaney Poore/Visiting from Cincinnati:

"I'm super-excited to see everyone perform."

OTHERS?

Jared Ochacher/New Rochelle Resident:

"I prefer to just be in the comfort of my home instead of standing out in the cold." Return to index of stories...


GET MORE TRANSITION-TRX


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GET MORE TARANA BURKE-OCVO


ABC 7 IS GETTING YOU MORE TONIGHT---

TARANA BURKE, FOUNDER OF THE 'ME TOO' MOVEMENT TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE, WILL PRESS THE BUTTON TO RELEASE THE BALL DROP.

SHE'S A SOCIAL ACTIVIST ---

SHE HELPED START THE HASHTAG ME TOO MOVEMENT WITH ACTRESS ALYSSA MILANO---

LAST OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


CHAMPAGNE DAY-OCVO


AND IF YOU COULDN'T GUESS WHAT NATIONAL DAY IT IS---

THE NEW YEAR IS A BIG HINT!

IT'S NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY---

AND ALOT OF PEOPLE WILL PROBABLY BE CELEBRATING. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FGCU VS FLORIDA TECH-ON CAM


IT WAS A BIG DAY AT ALICO ARENA. THE FGCU MEN'S TEAM WAS PLAYING THEIR FINAL NON CONFERENCE GAME. AND TO BE QUITE FRANK. THEY NEEDED IT BADLY. A WIN WOULD GET THEM BACK TO 500. Return to index of stories...


FGCU VS FLORIDA TECH-VO TOPS


ZACH JOHNSON WITH A BIG MILESTONE DAY. MORE ON THAT IN A SECOND.

FIRST PLAY OF THE 2ND HALF BRANDON GOODWIN WITH THE LOB TO MICHAEL GILMORE WITH THE EMPHATIC SLAM.

NEXT FGCU POSSESSION IT'S GOODWIN LOBBING TO JOHNSON THIS TIME. HE ECLIPSED 1000 CAREER POINTS ON THE DAY. 9TH PLAYER TO DO THAT AT FGCU. EAGLES UP 10.

FLORIDA TECH WOULDN'T GO QUIETLY RICHARD COIL GIVES THE PANTHERS THE LEAD WITH UNDER 7 TO PLAY.

BUT FGCU WOULD RESPOND WITH AN 11-0 RUN THEY'D GO ON TO WIN 62-54. HERE IS THE 1000 POINT SCOREER Return to index of stories...


FGCU VS FLORIDA TECH-SOT TOPS


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TEXANS SMITH STEPS AWAY FOR WIFE-VO TOPS


THE HOUSTON TEXANS SEASON. WHICH WAS RIDDLED WITH INJURY AND HEARTBREAK CAME TO A CLOSE TODAY. IT GOT EVEN WORSE WHEN GM RICK SMITH ANNOUNCED HE WOULD BE TAKING A LEAVE OF ABSCENSE FROM THE TEAM. SMITH SAID THIS MORNING HE WOULD BE STEPPING AWAY TO TAKE CARE OF HIS WIFE WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. THE TEXANS SAID THEY FULLY SUPPORT THE SMITH FAMILY AND ASKED FOR PRAYERS. Return to index of stories...


2017 SPORTS WRAP PACK-VO IN TOUCH


LESS THAN 6 HOURS REMAINING BEFORE WE RING IN A NEW YEAR. THIS LAST ONE WAS A PRETTY GOOD YEAR FOR OUR LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS. HERE IS A LOOK BACK AT SWFL'S 2017 SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW. Return to index of stories...


2017 SPORTS WRAP PACK-PKG TOPS


What a year of sports it's been here in SWFL.

We began the year with the FGCU basketball teams winning a pair of A Sun Championships that lead to NCAA Tournament Births. then were pleasantly surprised to hear that both of their leaders will be hanging around. Dooley sot.

The Baseball squad made history of their own. winning the A sun and making their first ever tournament appearance behind a record setting season from the programs all time homerun leader!

Next up Fort Myers won a pair of championships. no I am not talking about the basketball team going back to back. they did. but the softball team won too.

Back to back on a diamond. Canterbury would know a thing or two about that. won of those 2 time state champs. drafted by the padres. 4 others. headed d1.

The Everglades with a never say die attitude rallied winning a thrilling 7 game playoff series. and reminded us even tough hockey guys have a warm fuzzy side.

Speaking of giving back. the beginning of football season was a mess. no not the play. the individual play was great. but the hurricane messed up the early goings of the season. the Immokalee Indians were there to help their communities get back on their feet

After the craziness of the storm had subsided team started to hit their groove North Fort Myers and undefeated regular-season same with Immokalee.

After the wildest regular season anyone had ever seen. 12 SWFL teams advanced to the state playoffs. and we saw some even more Wild playoff games. in the end Naples and Immokalee would represent SWFL in the state semi finals. both did us proud but came up just short

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TOSS TO BREAK-ON CAM


THATS ALL FOR SPORTS. I AM ANDREW MCDEVITT FOR ABC7. HAPPY NEW YEAR. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


NEW ZEALAND CELEBRATION-NATVO


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GOODBYE-3SHOT


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NEW YEARS EVE BUMP SHOT-LIVE SAT 3


TONIGHT IS DICK CLARK'S ROCKIN' NEW YEARS' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST.

ACTRESS JENNY MCCARTHY WILL ALSO BE THERE.

SINGER CIARA WILL BRING IN THE NEW YEAR FROM THE WEST COAST.

THE PARTY WILL START AT EIGHT AND YOU CAN CATCH US BACK HERE ON ABC7 AT 11 RIGHT BEFORE THE NEW YEAR.

Sun 12/31: 8pm-11pm and 11:30pm-2:09am Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

about Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

America's favorite TV/radio broadcaster Ryan Seacrest will return to host television's largest live broadcast New Year's celebration, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018, again joined by actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. The show also announced that multiplatinum music superstar Ciara will officially ring in the New Year from the west coast as the new host of the Hollywood Party. America's largest celebration of the year will take place on SUNDAY, DEC. 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on The ABC Television Network. Return to index of stories...