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HEADLINES HL1) TODDLER DROWNING-VO-WIPE
HL1) NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-VO-WIPE HL2) TEXAS GUN ARREST-VO-WIPE
HL2) COLORADO SHOOTING-VO-WIPE HL3) COLD NORTH-VOTOPS
HL3) SCOTUS SEX ASSAULT-VOTOPS BUMP TO BREAK-COPYRIGHT
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS BREAK THREE 6:25
NY HAPPY NEW YEAR-VOTOPS 6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS
HAPPY NEW YEAR-VOTOPS COLD SNAP-VOTOPS
STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP GOOD MORNING-3SHOT
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP CODY ~ DAY PLANNER-WX CTR
NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-2SHOT GET MORE COLD NORTH-OC
NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-PKG GET MORE COLD NORTH-PKG
NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-OC GET MORE COLD NORTH-OC
GET MORE ALCOHOL STUDY-VO IN KEY BIG STORY-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP TODDLER DROWNING-2SHOT
BOY THROWN AGAINST WALL-OC TODDLER DROWNING-PKG
COLORADO SHOOTING-OC TODDLER DROWNING-OC
COLORADO SHOOTING-PKG DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
COLORADO SHOOTING-OC COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-OC-VO
NEW DETAILS-CLIP TEXAS GUN ARREST-OC-VO
SCOTUS SEXUAL ASSAULT-OC-VO TEXAS GUN ARREST-SOTVO
TRANSGENDER MILITARY RECRUITS-VO IN KEY ERICA GARNER DEATH-OC-VO
NEW LAWS-OC-VIDBOX NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
NEW VIDEO-CLIP NORTH KOREA THREAT-OC-VO
YIR BIG MOVES-2SHOT TRUMP IN THE NEW YEAR-OC
YIR BIG MOVES-PKG TRUMP IN THE NEW YEAR-PKG
YIR BIG MOVES-OC TRUMP IN THE NEW YEAR-OC
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP NEW TODAY-CLIP
TEASE ONE BACHELOR PREMIER-OC-SS
TZ1A) MOM SUES SCHOOL-VO NEW DETAILS-CLIP
TZ1B) MISSING DOG FOUND-VO CHRISTMAS CARD MIXUP-2SHOT-VO
TZ 1D) CODY WEATHER-WX CTR CHRISTMAS CARD MIXUP-SOTVO
BREAK ONE 6:10 AM WEATHER RATE OPEN-CLIPTOPS
NEW VIDEO-CLIP CODY ~ FUTURE & 7 DAY-WX WALL
BOBCAT RESCUED-OC-VO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
MARINES BRING HOME DOG-OC-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
MARINES BRING HOME DOG-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
SPACE CAMP WITH CODY-CLIP TEASE 4
SUPER MOON-VOTOPS TZ5A) CAPE CREEPER-SOTVO
SUPER MOON-3-SHOT TZ5B) YIR VIRAL-VO
WEARTHER RATE OPEN-CLIP BREAK FOUR 6:39
CODY FUTURE & 7 DAY-WXWALL NEW VIDEO-CLIP
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS YIR VIRAL-2SHOT
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT YIR VIRAL-PKG
NEW TODAY-CLIP YIR VIRAL-3SHOT
CHRIS IN DTFM-2SHOT-BOXES STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP
CHRIS IN DTFM-LIVE VO CODY ~ TOWER CAMS-WX WALL
CHRIS IN DTFM-SOTVO LIVE TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
MOM SUES SCHOOL-OC DEVELOING NEWS-CLIP
MOM SUES SCHOOL-PKG CAPE CREEPER-OC
MOM SUES SCHOOL-OC CAPE CREEPER-PKG
NEW DETAILS-CLIP CAPE CREEPER-OC
MISSING NM DOG-OC-VO NEW DETAILS-CLIP
MISSING NM DOG-SOTVO NYE SHREDDER-OC-VO
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP NYE SHREDDER-SOTVO
TEASE THREE TEASE FIVE-CLIP
TZ3A) K9 TRAINING-VO TZ5A) TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT
TZ3B) POWERBALL DRAWING-VO BREAK FIVE 6:50AM
BREAK TWO 6:21 AM GMA FIRST LOOK-CLIP - PKG
NEW DETAILS-CLIP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
K9 TRAINING-OC-VO TS1) TODDLER DROWNS-VO
K9 TRAINING-SOTVO TS2) CAPE CREEP-VO
POWERBALL DRAWING-VO IN KEY TS3) NYE DRUNK DRIVING-VO
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WX HEADLINE FIRST-LYNX 1


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HEADLINES


WEATHER FIRST

A PUSH-- TO KEEP YOU SAFE.

HOW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAW ENFORCMENT SPENT NEW YEARS EVE--

CUTTING DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVING.

THEN--

HOW ONE DEPUTY DIED IN A COLORADO SHOOTING.

AND THE SUPREME COURT--

NOW LOOING AT HOW THEY HANDLE SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS--

FROM WITHIN. Return to index of stories...


HL1) NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-VO-WIPE


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HL2) COLORADO SHOOTING-VO-WIPE


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HL3) SCOTUS SEX ASSAULT-VOTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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NY HAPPY NEW YEAR-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING--

WE'RE WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

LAST NIGHT---

THOUSANDS GATHERED IN NEW YORK CITY--

TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR.

BUT FOR THOSE WHO WANTED SOMETHING A LITTLE WARMER--

THE HIGH HEEL SHOE DROP--

IN KEY WEST.

AN ANNUAL TRADITION.

GOOD MORNING IM EMILY BURRIS.

AND IM BEN HENRY.

YOUR NEW YEAR--

MIGHT BE A BIT WET.

CODY MURPHY. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY NEW YEAR-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


We are opening 2018 with a big change in the overall weather pattern around Southwest Florida, one that will keep us chilly for much of the week ahead.

Expect a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 50s. Showers from an approaching cold front will begin to impact coastal Charlotte and Lee counties from mid to late morning. Rain is expected to be scattered and light, with less than half an inch today. The best chance of rain today overall will be in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will not rise very much as a result of the clouds and the front passing through our area in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a few spots in Collier and Hendry counties reaching around 70 midday.

Gusty winds behind the front will be a significant issue for boaters. Expect choppy conditions with 3 to 4 foot waves in the Gulf by the late afternoon with winds up to 20 knots.

Cloudy and windy weather sticks around through Wednesday as a storm system forms off the east coast of Florida. There's a chance for some heavier rain on Wednesday,but overall the next three days we will just see scattered light showers with rain totals at less than an inch.

This storm off the eastern coast will help bring down much cooler and drier air behind it starting Wednesday. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop to the 40s along the coast and 30s inland for lows Thursday through Sunday. Highs during this period will only be in the low to mid 60s in the afternoons. This is about as winter-like as it gets for Southwest Florida. After today, we won't see 70s again until the end of next weekend. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-2SHOT


JUST A FEW HOURS AGO--

THOUSANDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

CELEBRATED THE NEW YEAR--

WITH A FEW DRINKS.

HUNDREDS OF THEM -- WERE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS---

WHERE LAW ENFORCEMENT INCREASED SECURITY -- ESPECIALLY ON THE ROADS-- Return to index of stories...


NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-PKG


NAT BALLOON INFLATING

02:42:26 "It's the new year. We need to start off on the right foot with a positive frame of mind. We all need to go out and have a great time, but make sure we get home safely.":33

POLICE SPENT THEIR NEW YEARS EVE---

KEEPING YOU SAFE--

AND

LOOKING FOR DRUNK DRIVERS--

WHO SHOULDN'T BE BEHIND THE WHEEL.

ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES—

THERE WERE MORE THAN 5-THOUSAND CONFIRMED ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES IN 20-16.

417 OF THOSE WERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IN FORT MYERS—

MANY PLANNED AHEAD TO AVOID GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL ALTOGETHER.

02:47:34 "Definitely not driving. We're planning on calling an Uber or a Lyft. Whatever comes faster or closer.":39

02:41:34 "And I will be the designated driver this evening so everyone else can have a great time, enjoy the festivities, and I'll be the leader this evening.":41

NAT TOW TRUCK SECURING CAR

JOSHUA KINZLER WITH A-F-A TOWING PREDICTED A BUSY NIGHT..

HE'S WORKING WITH TRIPLE-A TO GET PEOPLE HOME AT NO COST TO THEM.

02:59:53 "There's lots of impaired drivers that are taking advantage of the AAA Tow to Go. So we're constantly rolling. We'll probably be out till about 5 in the morning.":01

HE SAYS ABOUT 40 IMPAIRED DRIVERS USED THE SERVICE LAST YEAR—

AND HOPES THE SERVICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE THIS YEAR.

03:01:18 "I would much rather work and be out assisting people that are impaired and get them home safe than be picking up a fatality for that vehicle.":27 Return to index of stories...


NEW YEARS DRUNK DRIVING-OC


SINCE 1998 -- TRIPLE A HAS BEEN OFFERING THIS SERVICE IN PARTS OF THE MIDWEST AND SOUTH EAST--

SINCE THEN -- IT'S BROUGHT MORE THAN 24-THOUSAND IMPAIRED DRIVERS HOME. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE ALCOHOL STUDY-VO IN KEY


NOW LETS GET YOU MORE.

ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY -- MORE PEOPLE ARE DRINKING ALCOHOL--

*AND MORE PEOPLE ARE ALCOHOLICS IN THE U.S.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR WOMEN AND OLDER ADULTS.

HIGH-RISK DRINKING IS DEFINED AS FIVE DRINKS IN A DAY FOR MEN, OR FOUR DRINKS IN A DAY FOR WOMEN.

BUT DOCTORS SAY EVEN A DAILY GLASS OF WINE--

CAN LEAD TO A BIGGER PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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BOY THROWN AGAINST WALL-OC


A FLORIDA BOY IS DEAD--

AFTER DETECTIVES SAY HIS STEPHFATHER THREW HIM AGAINST A WALL AT A MOTEL.

THE SIX YEAR OLD WAS IN THE MOTEL WITH HIS THREE SIBLINGS--

WHILE HIS MOTHER WAS AT WORK.

JACK JUNIOR MONTGOMERY--

IS NOW FACING A FELONY MURDER CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


COLORADO SHOOTING-OC


A COLORADO DEPUTY IS DEAD -- AND FOUR OTHERS ARE WOUNDED--

AFTER A SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF DENVER.

OFFICIALS SAY THE DEPUTIES WERE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC DISTRUBANCE CALL

THE GUNMAN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 37-YEAR-OLD MATTHEW RIEHL

ABC'S LYNDA LOPEZ HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


COLORADO SHOOTING-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.

SOT: Sheriff Tony Spurlock

"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:

SOT: Sheriff Tony Spurlock

"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. Return to index of stories...


COLORADO SHOOTING-OC


LYNDA LOPEZ REPORTING.

THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF SAYING THIS SUSPECT WAS KNOWN TO THEM. FROM OTHER INCIDENTS INVOLVING POLICE. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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SCOTUS SEXUAL ASSAULT-OC-VO


CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS SAYS THE SUPREME COURT WILL NOW LOOK INTO HOW THEY US COURT SYSTEM HANDLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS THAT COME FROM WITHIN.

HE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN HIS ANNUAL STATE OF THE JUDICIARY REPORT ON SUNDAY --

SAYING IT'S NOW CLEAR THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IS NOT IMMUNE FROM ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

THE MOVE COMES AFTER FEDERAL JUDGE IN SAN FRANCISCO, ALEX KOZINSKI, ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT.

A WASHINGTON POST STORY DETAILED ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT FROM SEVERAL OF HIS FORMER CLERKS AND STAFFERS. Return to index of stories...


TRANSGENDER MILITARY RECRUITS-VO IN KEY


THE NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW HOPE FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE WHO WANT TO JOIN THE MILITARY.

THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT GETTING READY TO RECEIVE TRANSGENDER RECRUITS INTO THE RANKS AS SOON AS TODAY.

BUT -- THOSE WHO JOIN KNOW IT'S A BUMPY ROAD AHEAD.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED A TRANSGENDER BAN IN AUGUST -- BUT IT IS YET TO BE IMPLEMENTED.

LAST MONTH, A SECOND FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKED ENFORCEMENT OF THE BAN. Return to index of stories...


NEW LAWS-OC-VIDBOX


AND THIS MORNING--

NEW LAWS WILL BE TAKING EFFECT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, AND MAINE HAVE ALL LEGALIZED MARIJUANA.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY NEW LAW.

NEW YORK STATE WILL ALLOW WORKERS TO TAKE 8 WEEKS PAID LEAVE TO CARE FOR A NEW BORN BABY SICK FAMILY MEMBER OR FOR A FAMILY MEMBER DEPLOYING IN THE MILITARY.

IN COLORADO, MINORS CAUGHT SEXTING WILL FACE PUNISHMENT RANGING FROM STERN LECTURES TO BEING CHARGED TO WITH A MISDEMEANOR.

AND IN ILLINOIS- PETS WILL BE TREATED MORE LIKE CHILDREN THAN PROPERTY WHEN IT COMES TO DIVORCE. SO COUPLES WHO SPLIT COULD END UP SHARING CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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YIR BIG MOVES-2SHOT


FROM CAREER ENDING REVELATIONS---

TO CHAOS AT THE OSCARS--

2017 WAS A BIG YEAR IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.

AND IT DIDN'T END THERE.

FROM THE ME TOO MOVEMENT--

TO THE DEADLY MASS SHOOTING AT A COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT--

DAVID DANIEL HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


YIR BIG MOVES-PKG


Barry Jenkins: "I noticed the commotion that was happening, and I thought something strange had occurred."

STRANGE INDEED! FEBRUARY'S ACADEMY AWARDS ENDED WITH THE BIGGEST BLUNDER IN 89 YEARS OF OSCARS HISTORY, AS WARREN BEATTY AND FAYE DUNAWAY GOT THE WRONG ENVELOPE, AND MISTAKENLY ANNOUNCED "LA LA LAND" AS THE BEST PICTURE WINNER. BEFORE BELATEDLY CROWNING THE REAL WINNER, "MOONLIGHT."

Barry Jenkins: "I've watched the Academy Awards -- I've never see that happen before."

"Come into the light!"

WOMEN STEPPED INTO THE SPOTLIGHT IN 20-17, ON-SCREEN AND OFF. THE TWO DOMESTIC TOP-GROSSING MOVIES OF THE YEAR, "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" AND "WONDER WOMAN," BOTH FEATURED FEMALE PROTAGONISTS. AS DOES THE ONLY FILM THAT MIGHT TOP THEM, "STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI."

Ashley Judd: "You may be afraid of the truth. I am unafraid to be honest."

WOMEN SHOOK THE WORLD AS ASHLEY JUDD, ROSE MCGOWAN AND OTHER ACTRESSES ACCUSED MOVIE MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN OF DECADES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT. AND THE STORIES KEPT COMING, TOPPLING SUCH ENTERTAINMENT ICONS AS BRETT RATNER, KEVIN SPACEY, AND LOUIS C-K.

Sarah Beardall: "We heard the blast and didn't know what it was, but straight away she said 'Is it terrorists? Are they coming to get us?'"

TERROR STRUCK THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD IN 20-17: A BOMBING AFTER AN ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, KILLED 22 PEOPLE, INCLUDING AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL, AND INJURED MORE THAN 60 IN MAY. THEN IN OCTOBER, A GUNMAN IN LAS VEGAS FIRED FOR 10 MINUTES AT A CROWD OF 22-THOUSAND ATTENDING THE ROUTE 91 HARVEST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL, KILLING 58 PEOPLE AND INJURING MORE THAN 500.

**CUT HERE, LEAVE OUTCUE***

IN HOLLYWOOD, I'M DAVID DANIEL. Return to index of stories...


YIR BIG MOVES-OC


THE MUSIC WORLD WAS ALSO SHOCKED BY THE DEATHS OF SEVERAL STARS.

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER TOM PETTY DIED IN OCTOBER AT AGE 66. AND TWO ROCK FRONTMEN DIED BY SUICIDE: CHRIS CORNELL OF SOUNDGARDEN AND LINKIN PARK LEAD SINGER CHESTER BENNINGTON. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


A MOTHER--

SUING HER DAUGHTER'S SCHOOL--

AFTER A GROUP OF TEACHERS--

LEAVE A VOICEMAIL ON HER PHONE.

WHAT THEY SAID--

THAT HAS THIS MOM SO ANGRY.

THEN--

THE MISSING DOG--

FOUND ONE YEAR LATER--

AND SEVERAL STATES AWAY.

THE INSANE JOURNEY THIS DOG TOOK--

NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) MOM SUES SCHOOL-VO


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TZ1B) MISSING DOG FOUND-VO


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TZ 1D) CODY WEATHER-WX CTR


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BREAK ONE 6:10 AM


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NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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BOBCAT RESCUED-OC-VO


CAUGHT ON CAMERA THIS MORNING --

AN UNUSUAL WATER RESCUE FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES --

A BOBCAT HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM UNDER A BRIDGE--

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. Return to index of stories...


MARINES BRING HOME DOG-OC-VO


A GROUP OF MARINES FROM MICHIGAN---

ARE BRINGING HOME TWO PUPPIES THEY RESCUED IN AFGHANISTAN.

THE ANIMALS WERE FOUND JUST WEEKS APART.

THE MARINES WERE FUNDRAISING TO HELP BRING THE DOGS BACK TO MICHIGAN.

THEY NEEDED ALMOST FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS AND RAISED THAT MONEY IN LESS THAN A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


MARINES BRING HOME DOG-SOTVO


Hayden Gort/U.S. Marine:

"It definitely keeps our morale much higher. Being here in Helmand Province it's not the greatest place to be. There's threats all over us, so having this kind of little bit of freedom and happiness around us it definitely helps a lot because we go through the days and anything could happen."

THE PUPPIES WILL BE HELD FOR AT LEAST A MONTH, TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FREE OF DISEASES.

THEN THEY'LL BE FLOWN TO DETROIT SOMETIME IN FEBURARY. Return to index of stories...


SPACE CAMP WITH CODY-CLIP


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SUPER MOON-VOTOPS


WE'RE RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR IN CELESTIAL STYLE.

JANUARY 2018 WILL SHOW CASE 2 FULL SUPER MOONS AND A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE.

THE FIRST SUPERMOON - CALLED THE WOLF MOON - OCCURS TONIGHT JUST BEFORE 9:30 AND THE SECOND ONE HAPPENS ON JANUARY 31ST.

THE SECOND ONE IS EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE IT'S NOT ONLY A SUPERMOON, IT'S ALSO A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE AND SINCE IT'S THE SECOND FULL MOON IN A CALENDAR MONTH - IT MAKES IT A "BLUE MOON".

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE TEND TO TURN THE MOON MORE RED SO THEY CALL THOSE BLOOD MOONS.

SO - THE SECOND JANUARY FULL MOON TAKES ON THE NAME "SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON". Return to index of stories...


SUPER MOON-3-SHOT


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WEARTHER RATE OPEN-CLIP


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CODY FUTURE & 7 DAY-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.

We are opening 2018 with a big change in the overall weather pattern around Southwest Florida, one that will keep us chilly for much of the week ahead.

Expect a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 50s. Showers from an approaching cold front will begin to impact coastal Charlotte and Lee counties from mid to late morning. Rain is expected to be scattered and light, with less than half an inch today. The best chance of rain today overall will be in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will not rise very much as a result of the clouds and the front passing through our area in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a few spots in Collier and Hendry counties reaching around 70 midday.

Gusty winds behind the front will be a significant issue for boaters. Expect choppy conditions with 3 to 4 foot waves in the Gulf by the late afternoon with winds up to 20 knots.

Cloudy and windy weather sticks around through Wednesday as a storm system forms off the east coast of Florida. There's a chance for some heavier rain on Wednesday,but overall the next three days we will just see scattered light showers with rain totals at less than an inch.

This storm off the eastern coast will help bring down much cooler and drier air behind it starting Wednesday. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop to the 40s along the coast and 30s inland for lows Thursday through Sunday. Highs during this period will only be in the low to mid 60s in the afternoons. This is about as winter-like as it gets for Southwest Florida. After today, we won't see 70s again until the end of next weekend. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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NEW TODAY-CLIP


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CHRIS IN DTFM-2SHOT-BOXES


THIS MORNING--

THE CLEANUP CONTINUES--

AFTER A BIG NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION--

IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

IT WAS ALSO A BIG NIGHT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT--

WATCHING FOR DRUNK DRIVERS.

ABC7'S CHRIS LOVINGOOD IS LIVE DOWNTOWN--

WITH MORE ON JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS IN DTFM-LIVE VO


SINCE 10-30 LAST NIGHT--

FIVE PEOPLE WERE BOOKED IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL FOR DUI CHARGES--INCLUDING ONE PERSON WHO WAS BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE MADE *THAT ARREST.

***VO**

I'VE REACHED OUT TO FORT MYERS AND CAPE CORAL POLICE--BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

THAT'S LIKELY BECAUSE THEIR AGENCIES ARE STILL OUT PATROLLING FOR DRUNKEN DRIVERS.

AS FOR GETTING PEOPLE HOME SAFELY--

UBER DRIVERS HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS IN HOPE OF KEEPING WOULD-BE DRUNKEN DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS IN DTFM-SOTVO LIVE


"You could tell they'd been drinking" |butt to| "I feel like i'm doing a service for them and I'm helping them so they're not drinking and driving and get paid at the same time!"

I CALLED SEVERALTOWING COMPANIES LOCALLY--AND AT LEAST 10 CALLS WERE MADE TO TOW VEHICLES AND THEIR OWNERS HOME. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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MOM SUES SCHOOL-OC


TEACHERS ARE SUPPOSED TO TREAT STUDENTS WITH A BASIC LEVEL OF RESPECT.

BUT ONE PENNSYLVANIA MOM--

SAYS HER DAUGHTER--

DIDN'T GET THAT RESPECT.

AND SHE SAYS--

SHE HAS PROOF.

BEAU BERMAN REPORTS -- NOW, THE MOTHER IS FILING A LAWSUIT CLAIMING THAT HER CHILD'S TEACHERS ARE BULLIES. Return to index of stories...


MOM SUES SCHOOL-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS

Beth Suhon/Mother: "It's just unbelievable, the things that were said."

IT WAS BACK IN 2015, WHEN BETH'S DAUGHTER WAS IN FIFTH GRADE, THAT THE MOTHER CALLED HER DAUGHTER'S MATH TEACHER TO ASK A QUESTION.

THAT TEACHER CALLING HER BACK AND LEAVING A VOICE MAIL.

-NATS CALL-

PROBLEM IS, HE FORGOT TO HANG UP.

THIS LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE MCGUFFEY SCHOOL DISTRICT ALLEGES THAT A MISTER NEUNDORF, MRS. PAPSON AND MISTER WOLF CARRIED ON A NASTY CONVERSATION ABOUT THE TEN-YEAR-OLD. ALL LEFT IN A VOICEMAIL TO HER MOTHER.

-NATS CALL-

THE TEACHERS PERIODICALLY LAUGH AS THEY TALK ABOUT THE STUDENT'S STRUGGLES STRUGGLES WITH MATH AND HER APPEARANCE, A GIRL WHO WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TURNER'S SYNDROME, CAUSING SEVERE ANXIETY.

Beth Suhon/Mother: "It was very difficult for me to tell my child, who has been bullied by her peers for years, that she was now being bullied by her teachers."

Noah Geary/Attorney: "The principal essentially said heads will roll. That didn't happen."

SUHAN ALSO SAYS HER DAUGHTER'S SPECIAL EDUCATION PLAN WAS TERMINATED WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT.

Beth Suhon/Mother: "They have no respect for children." Return to index of stories...


MOM SUES SCHOOL-OC


BEAU BERMAN REPORTING.

AT LEAST ONE OF THE TEACHERS RECORDED IN THAT VOICEMAIL MESSAGE STILL WORKS AT THE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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MISSING NM DOG-OC-VO


A NEW MEXICO FAMILY IS GETTING THEIR DOG BACK--

AFTER HE DISAPPEARED ALMOST A YEAR AGO.

BUT GET THIS -- THAT DOG -- KODA -- TRAVELED ALL THE WAY TO MISSOURI BEFORE HE WAS FOUND.

THE HUSKY WAS FOUND BY A FAMILY ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY HAD LET THEIR OWN HUSKY OUTSIDE.

WHEN THEY WENT TO LET HER BACK IN--

THERE WAS A SECOND DOG WAITING.

IT WAS KODA.

HE WAS MICROCHIPPED--

SO IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR HIS REAL OWNERS TO BE REACHED. Return to index of stories...


MISSING NM DOG-SOTVO


Jamie Bergman/Found Koda:

"I finally get a hold of the owners and they can't believe it. They are really confused, first of all, about who I am, how I have their number, and how I have their dog.

HOW KODA MADE IT TO MISSOURI IS STILL A MYSTERY.

BUT HE'LL BE BACK IN NEW MEXICO SOMETIME THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE


THE FUTURE OF SEARCH AND RESCUE--

TRAINING RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

UP NEXT--

THE K-9'S WHO COULD SAVE LIVES.

THEN--

A LITTLE NEW YEAR LUCK.

THE LOTTERY JACKPOTS THAT JUST KEEP CLIMBING.

HOW MUCH YOU COULD TAKE HOME--

IF YOU BUY THE RIGHT TICKET. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) K9 TRAINING-VO


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TZ3B) POWERBALL DRAWING-VO


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BREAK TWO 6:21 AM


BREAK TWO 6:21AM Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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K9 TRAINING-OC-VO


THE FOUR LEGGED INVESTIGATORS OF OUR FUTURE---

ARE TRAINING IN OUR BACK YARD.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA K-9 SEARCH UNIT JUST WRAPPED UP A THREE DAY TRAINING SEMINAR IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

THE TRAINING FOCUSED ON SEARCHING FOR MISSING PEOPLE AND HUMAN REMAINS.

K-9'S WITH THE SEARCH UNIT WERE ON SCENE LAST MONTH---

WHEN CHARLOTTE COUNTY CREWS FOUND THE BODY OF 66-YEAR-OLD KELVIN CLOSE UNDERWATER IN HIS CAR.

SOME OF THE TRAINERS CAME FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO HELP.

THEIR MISSION IS TO BRING FAMILIES OF THE MISSING CLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


K9 TRAINING-SOTVO


Lisa Higgins/Louisiana Search and Rescue Dog Team Lead Trainer

00:37:53-01

"They have to have a place where they can go and know that at least they're not suffering anymore and that everything's as taken care of as can be."

CURRENTLY 6 DOGS ARE TRAINING TO BECOME CERTIFIED WITH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA K-9 SEARCH UNIT. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL DRAWING-VO IN KEY


WINNING THE LOTTERY WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO RING IN 2018!

AND YOU STILL HAVE A CHANCE.

AFTER NO WINNER OVER THE WEEKEND THE JACKPOT FOR THE POWERBALL -- IS NOW UP TO 440 MILLION DOLLARS!

THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING IS WEDNESDAY.

FRIDAY'S MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING ALSO HAD NO BIG WINNER.

THAT JACKPOT IS NOW UP TO 343 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE NEXT MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING IS TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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HOUSEWIVES STAR REHAB-OC-VO


A STAR OF "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY" IS APOLOGIZING, AND SAYS SHE'S HEADED FOR REHAB.

LUANN DE LESSEPS WAS ARRESTED IN PALM BEACH, FLORIDA IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF CHRISTMAS EVE.

SHE'S CHARGED WITH BATTERY OF AN OFFICER.RESISTING ARREST AND DISORDERLY INTOXICATION.

ON SOCIAL MEDIA.DE LESSEPS SAID SHE WAS "TRULY EMBARRASSED."

DE LESSEPS WENT ON TO SAY SHE WILL VOLUNTARILY CHECK INTO AN ALCOHOL TREATMENT CENTER. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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HEADLINES HALF HOUR


A COLLIER COUNTY TODDLER---

DEAD--

AFTER DROWNING IN A COMMUNITY POOL.

THE INVESTIGATION--

AHEAD.

THEN--

THE TEXAS MAN ARRESTED--

AFTER POLICE FIND GUNS IN HIS HOTEL ROOM.

AND DANGEROUSLY COLD TEMPERATURES--

SWEEPING ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. WHY SO MANY WERE FORCED TO CANCEL NEW YEARS CELEBRATIONS, AHEAD.

WEATHER HEADLINE Return to index of stories...


HL1) TODDLER DROWNING-VO-WIPE


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HL2) TEXAS GUN ARREST-VO-WIPE


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HL3) COLD NORTH-VOTOPS


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BUMP TO BREAK-COPYRIGHT


==================added 10/11/17=========================

CG

FULLSCREEN GENERIC

FULLSCREEN SOCIAL Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE 6:25


BREAK THREE 6:25AM Return to index of stories...


6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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COLD SNAP-VOTOPS


BITTER COLD--

AND DANGEROUSLY LOW TEMPERATURES--

MAKING THIS NEW YEAR--

A COLD ONE.

GOOD MORNING IM BEN HENRY.

AND IM EMILY BURRIS.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THAT--

IN JUST A MOMENT.

BUT FIRST---

THE CHILLY TEMPERATURES HERE.

CODY MURPHY. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-3SHOT


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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CODY ~ DAY PLANNER-WX CTR


We are opening 2018 with a big change in the overall weather pattern around Southwest Florida, one that will keep us chilly for much of the week ahead.

Expect a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 50s. Showers from an approaching cold front will begin to impact coastal Charlotte and Lee counties from mid to late morning. Rain is expected to be scattered and light, with less than half an inch today. The best chance of rain today overall will be in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will not rise very much as a result of the clouds and the front passing through our area in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a few spots in Collier and Hendry counties reaching around 70 midday.

Gusty winds behind the front will be a significant issue for boaters. Expect choppy conditions with 3 to 4 foot waves in the Gulf by the late afternoon with winds up to 20 knots.

Cloudy and windy weather sticks around through Wednesday as a storm system forms off the east coast of Florida. There's a chance for some heavier rain on Wednesday,but overall the next three days we will just see scattered light showers with rain totals at less than an inch.

This storm off the eastern coast will help bring down much cooler and drier air behind it starting Wednesday. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop to the 40s along the coast and 30s inland for lows Thursday through Sunday. Highs during this period will only be in the low to mid 60s in the afternoons. This is about as winter-like as it gets for Southwest Florida. After today, we won't see 70s again until the end of next weekend. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE COLD NORTH-OC


THANKS CODY.

NOW--

LET'S GET BACK TO THE BRUTAL COLD THAT'S SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION.

MORE THAN 200 MILLION AMERICANS ARE FACING FREEZING TEMPERATURES THIS NEW YEAR--

WITH WIND CHILL ALERTS FROM TEXAS TO MAINE.

AND BOSTON -- JUST ONE OF THE MANY CITIES FORCED TO CANCEL SOME NEW YEARS EVENTS THANKS TO FREEZING TEMPS.

ABC'S ERIELLE RESHEF HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE COLD NORTH-PKG


**CUT TONIGHT** AMERICANS FROM TEXAS TO MAINE BRACING FOR A BONE-CHILLING NEW YEAR'S EVE.

NATPOP: its too cold, very cold

NATPOP: it feels like its below zero

MOS: We have like the toe warmers in our feet

AMONG THE NEARLY ONE MILLION PEOPLE PACKING INTO TIMES SQUARE FOR THE BIGGEST PARTY IN THE COUNTRY - SYDNEY CONNOR AND LIBBY WARREN FROM GEORGIA.

"I feel like I'm being stabbed in my feet this is the worst pain I've ever felt in my feet"

**CUT HERE***

THE COLD SO DANGEROUS - THE NEW YORK CITY MAYOR EVEN URGING PEOPLE TO STAY INDOORS.

"I've got a t-shirt inside."

THIS MAN LAYERING HOPING TWO SHIRTS A VEST, A COAT AND GLOVES WILL KEEP HIM WARM.

FROM BOSTON TO ST LOUIS - EVEN AS FAR SOUTH AS FORT WORTH - FESTIVITIES FROZEN THE EXTREME COLD CANCELLING SOME CELEBRATIONS.

THE HOLIDAY DEEP FREEZE ALREADY RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST 5 DEATHS

"you can come in and get a hot meal, come on!"

IN CHICAGO - WHERE IT COULD FEEL LIKE 15 BELOW ***CUT TONIGHT*** VOLUNTEERS TRYING TO GET EVERYONE INSIDE.

"it's very crucial for us to ensure that anyone who is out in the cold, so that they won't get hypothermia or frostbite."

ICY ROADS - TURNING TREACHEROUS

WHITE OUT ON THE ROADS IN MICHIGAN - LAKE EFFECT SNOW PILING UP.

SLICK CONDITIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA TRIGGERING THIS 15 CAR ACCIDENT

AND THIS TRACTOR-TRAILER - SPLIT IN HALF - THE CAB FLIPPING OFF THE OVERPASS - THE DRIVER LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE COLD NORTH-OC


ERIELLE RESHEF REPRTING---

AND WE'LL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THOSE TEMPERATURES--

AND YOUR WEATHER HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

ALL MORNING LONG. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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TODDLER DROWNING-2SHOT


TRAGEDY THIS NEW YEAR.

A TODDLER IS DEAD---

AFTER DROWNING IN A COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNITY POOL THIS WEEKEND.

THE YOUNG GIRL---

DROWNED AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX OFF OF NORTH 9TH STREET IN IMMOKALEE ON SATURDAY.

ABC7'S JOE PUTRELO HAS MORE--

AS THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES INVESTIGATES HER DEATH. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER DROWNING-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...


TODDLER DROWNING-OC


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. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-OC-VO


AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY THIS MORNING--

AFTER A SAMLL PLANE CRASHED IN COSTA RICA YESTERDAY--

KILLING A DOZEN PEOPLE -- INCLUDING TEN AMERICANS.

OFFICIALS POSTED VIDEO OF THE BURNING WRECKAGE ON FACEBOOK.

THE SINGLE-ENGINE PLANE WENT DOWN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, KILLING THOSE TEN AMERICANS AND TWO COSTA RICAN PILOTS.

THE CRASH HAPPENED TEN MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF FROM AN AIRPORT IN WESTERN COSTA RICA. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS GUN ARREST-OC-VO


STILL DEVELOPING THIS MORNING---

A MAN ARRESTED IN HOUSTON--

AFTER POLICE FOUND WEAPONS--

IN HIS HOTEL ROOM.

THAT HOTEL--

HOSTED ONE OF THE CITIES BIGGEST NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS--

SPANNING FOUR FLOORS.

POLICE FOUND AN ASSAULT RIFLE, A SHOTGUN AND AMMUNITION IN HIS ROOM AND TRUCK.

POLICE WERE CALLED AFTER THE SUSPECT--

APPEARED DRUNK IN THE LOBBY. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS GUN ARREST-SOTVO


: "After Las Vegas, anything that has the hint of a potential mass shooting, particularly in a hotel, is going to be taken seriously"

THE MAN IS FACING CHARGES---

INCLUDING ASSAULT OF A POLICE OFFICER AND CRIMINAL TRESPASSING.

HOWEVER--

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY DID NOT FIND ANY UNLAWFUL INTENT. Return to index of stories...


ERICA GARNER DEATH-OC-VO


THE OLDEST DAUGHTER OF ERIC GARNER, DIED THIS WEEKEND IN BROOKLYN.

27-YEAR-OLD -- ERICA GARNER -- WAS A PROMINENT SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST WHO SPEARHEADED PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY.

SHE HAD BEEN IN A COMA AFTER SUFFERING A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK LAST WEEK.

HER FATHER DIED IN 2014 AFTER NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICERS PUT HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD - A MOVE THE NYPD HAD BANNED.

HE WAS SELLING LOOSE CIGARETTES AT THE TIME.

HIS DEATH HELPED SPARK THE 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' MOVEMENT. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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NORTH KOREA THREAT-OC-VO


IN HIS NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS--

THE LEADER OF NORTH KOREA--

HAD A WARNING FOR THE UNITED STATES.

KIM JONG UN SAID HE HAS A NUCLEAR BUTTON---

ON HIS DESK--

AND THE ENTIRE MAINLAND OF THE US--

IS WITHIN REACH.

HE SAYS HE WON'T USE THE BOMBS--

UNLESS ANOTHER NATION SHOWS AGGRESSION.

KIM THEN CALLED FOR ACCELERATED PRODUCTION OF NUCLEAR WARHEADS AND BALLISTIC MISSILES. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP IN THE NEW YEAR-OC


THE PRESIDENT--STARTING THE NEW YEAR IN FLORIDA TODAY.

BUT AS WE HEAD INTO 2018--

HE'S FACING MAJOR CHALLENGES--

INCLUDING RESPONDING TO NORTH KOREA'S KIM JUNG UN.

ABC'S ARLETTE SAENZ HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP IN THE NEW YEAR-PKG


AS HE RANG IN THE NEW YEAR, PRESIDENT TRUMP STROLLED DOWN A RED CARPET AT MAR-A-LAGO.

TRUMP SOT

We're going to have a great year. It's going to be a fantastic 2018.

AHEAD OF A GLITZY NEW YEAR'S BASH, THE PRESIDENT TOUTED HIS 2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND OFFERED THIS 2018 PREDICTION.

We're off to a very good start as you know with the great tax cuts and ANWR and getting rid of the individual mandate, which was very, very unpopular, as you know. But we are going to have a tremendous year. Stock market, I think, is going to continue to go up.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO RELAYED NEW YEARS GREETINGS TO FRIENDS AND FOES. HE TWEETED -- I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year."

AS THE PRESIDENT CELEBRATED THE NEW YEAR, NORTH KOREA SENT AN OMINOUS MESSAGE.

IN HIS NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS, LEADER KIM JONG UN WARNED NORTH KOREA HAS COMPLETED ITS NUCLEAR FORCES.

"The U.S. should know that the button for nuclear weapons is on my table," KIM JONG UN SAID "The entire area of the U.S. mainland is within our nuclear strike range."

PRESIDENT TRUMP SPENT 2017 DERIDING NORTH KOREA'S LEADER ---

-- TRUMP NATS

Little Rocket man

-- AND ISSUING HIS OWN THREATS AGAINST THE ROGUE STATE.

TRUMP SOT

They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen

BUT HOW WILL HE RESPOND TO NORTH KOREA'S LATEST WARNING?

TRUMP TO POOL: We'll see. We'll see. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP IN THE NEW YEAR-OC


ARLETTE SAENZ REPORTING.

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS THEIR EYES ON A BIG INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH AND REPUBLICANS WILL TRY TO HOLD ONTO THE MAJORITY IN THE MID-TERM ELECTION. AND LOOMING LARGE OVER ALL OF THIS - THE ONGOING RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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BACHELOR PREMIER-OC-SS


GET READY--

FOR TONIGHT'S PREMIER OF THE BACHELOR.

AND THIS YEAR--

ARIE IS THE MAN OF HONOR.

THE RACE CAR DRIVER MADE HIS PRIMETIME DEBUT --

FALLING FOR EMILY MAYNARD ON THE "BACHELORETTE," A FEW SEASON BACK.

BUT SHE PICKED SOMEONE ELSE.

SO HE'S BACK AS THE BACHELOR, READY FOR A SEASON OF ROMANCE, TEARS, AND REALITY-SHOW INTRIGUE. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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CHRISTMAS CARD MIXUP-2SHOT-VO


A STRANGER'S KINDNESS PROVES THAT THE SEASON OF GIVING IS NOT OVER.

THE CAPE CORAL MAN GOT A CHRISTMAS CARD IN THE MAIL--

WITH A 200 DOLLAR CHECK IN THE MAIL.

BUT THAT CARD--

WASN'T FOR HIM.

SO HE TURNED TO FACEBOOK TO FIND THE RIGHTFUL OWNER.

ALEXANDRA KONIKOW SAYS HER GRANDFATHER MAILED HER ANNUAL CARD TO THE WRONG ADDRESS.

SHE WAS IN A NEAR-FATAL CAR ACCIDENT MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO--

AND WHILE MANY ASPECTS OF HER LIFE HAVE CHANGED--

SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO HER GRANDFATHER'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD EVERY YEAR.

THE MAN WHO GOT THE LETTER---

TRIED TO GIVE THE CARD BACK TO HIS MAIL CARRIER- WHO REFUSED IT.

THAT'S WHEN HE TOOK TO FACEBOOK--AND FOUND KONIKOW'S FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTMAS CARD MIXUP-SOTVO


53:42 I kind of felt like it was my due diligence to try not just throw it away and be done with it 50

THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE SAID THEY APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE--

THEY SAY MAIL DELIVERED TO THE WRONG PERSON CAN BE RETURNED TO THEIR LETTER CARRIER OR THE LOCAL POST OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER RATE OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CODY ~ FUTURE & 7 DAY-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.

We are opening 2018 with a big change in the overall weather pattern around Southwest Florida, one that will keep us chilly for much of the week ahead.

Expect a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 50s. Showers from an approaching cold front will begin to impact coastal Charlotte and Lee counties from mid to late morning. Rain is expected to be scattered and light, with less than half an inch today. The best chance of rain today overall will be in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will not rise very much as a result of the clouds and the front passing through our area in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a few spots in Collier and Hendry counties reaching around 70 midday.

Gusty winds behind the front will be a significant issue for boaters. Expect choppy conditions with 3 to 4 foot waves in the Gulf by the late afternoon with winds up to 20 knots.

Cloudy and windy weather sticks around through Wednesday as a storm system forms off the east coast of Florida. There's a chance for some heavier rain on Wednesday,but overall the next three days we will just see scattered light showers with rain totals at less than an inch.

This storm off the eastern coast will help bring down much cooler and drier air behind it starting Wednesday. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop to the 40s along the coast and 30s inland for lows Thursday through Sunday. Highs during this period will only be in the low to mid 60s in the afternoons. This is about as winter-like as it gets for Southwest Florida. After today, we won't see 70s again until the end of next weekend. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE 4


1:32:37 i couldnt sleep last night. just nervous 40

A CAPE CORAL FAMILY--

NERVOUS--

AFTER A STRANGER WAS SEEN TAKING PICTURES OF THEIR HOUSE.

THEIR SAFETY CONCERN--

NEXT.

THEN--

SOME OF THE BIGGEST MOMENTS OF 2017--

THAT WE CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) CAPE CREEPER-SOTVO


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TZ5B) YIR VIRAL-VO


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BREAK FOUR 6:39


BREAK FOUR 6:39AM Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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YIR VIRAL-2SHOT


2017 WAS A CRAZY YEAR IN NEWS.

BUT THERE WERE SOME STORIES WE JUST COULDN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT.

JEREMY ROTH TAKES A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE YEAR'S MOST VIRAL MOMENTS. Return to index of stories...


YIR VIRAL-PKG


ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER SLEW OF VIRAL STORIES AND TRENDS

**CUT HERE****

IF 2017 HAD A MASCOT, IT MAY VERY WELL HAVE BEEN A BABY HIPPO NAMED FIONA

THE CHUBBY CHARMER, BORN 6-WEEKS PREMATURE AT THE CINCINNATI ZOO, SEEMED DESTINED FOR VIRAL STARDOM

WITH MILLIONS OF VIEWERS GOBBLING UP NEW VIDEOS FROM THE ZOO ALMOST WEEKLY.

SHOWCASING FIONA'S ADORABLE ANTICS.

WHICH INCLUDED HER WOBBLY FIRST STEPS.

BONDING TIME.

PLAYTIME.

NAPTIME.YOU GET THE IDEA.

SHE EVEN MANAGED TO REMAIN THE CENTER OF ATTENTION DURING A COUPLE'S ENGAGEMENT AT THE ZOO.

PULLING OFF A SUCCESSFUL PHOTOBOMB, FIONA-STYLE!

THAT'S OUR FIONA!

***CUT HERE*****

ONE LITTLE GIRL SHOWED THE POWER OF IMPECCABLE TIMING.

WHEN SHE BUSTED IN ON HER FATHER DURING A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE BBC

PROFESSOR ROBERT KELLY WAS CONDUCTING A WEB INTERVIEW

ON THE IMPEACHMENT OF THEN-SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT PARK GEUN-HYE.

WHEN HIS 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, MARION, CAME GLEEFULLY DANCING IN, WITH HER LITTLE BROTHER IN TOW

KELLY TRIED HIS BEST TO CONTINUE, BUT THE DAMAGE WAS DONE -- HIS KIDS -- AND WIFE TRYING TO SAVE THE DAY -- HAD STOLEN THE SHOW

INEVITABLY, THE INTERVIEW AND THE FAMILY WENT VIRAL, AND SOON MARION WAS THE ONE BEING INTERVIEWED.

AND FINALLY, AMIDST THE CHAOS OF 2017, THERE WAS ONE EVENT THAT SEEMED TO STOP EVERYTHING.

IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT.

THE SOLAR ECLIPSE.

FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN AUGUST, THE LOOMING CELESTIAL EVENT BASICALLY ECLIPSED ALL OTHER NEWS

IT HAD BEEN 99 YEARS SINCE A TOTAL ECLIPSE MADE ITS WAY ACROSS THE U-S, UNOBSTRUCTED

SO FOLKS OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE MADE PLANS, SOME TRAVELING GREAT DISTANCES, TO TAKE IN THE MOMENT

SOME TOOK THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS

OTHERS, NOT SO MUCH

ONCE IT WAS OVER, WE WERE LEFT WITH SOME TRULY STAGGERING IMAGES OF THE POWER OF NATURE.

INCLUDING QUITE POSSIBLY THE GREATEST PHOTO EVER CAPTURED ON. Return to index of stories...


YIR VIRAL-3SHOT


JEREMY ROTH REPORTING

CHAT ABOUT ECLIPSE INTO WEATHER Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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CODY ~ TOWER CAMS-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.

We are opening 2018 with a big change in the overall weather pattern around Southwest Florida, one that will keep us chilly for much of the week ahead.

Expect a cloudy morning with temperatures in the 50s. Showers from an approaching cold front will begin to impact coastal Charlotte and Lee counties from mid to late morning. Rain is expected to be scattered and light, with less than half an inch today. The best chance of rain today overall will be in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will not rise very much as a result of the clouds and the front passing through our area in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a few spots in Collier and Hendry counties reaching around 70 midday.

Gusty winds behind the front will be a significant issue for boaters. Expect choppy conditions with 3 to 4 foot waves in the Gulf by the late afternoon with winds up to 20 knots.

Cloudy and windy weather sticks around through Wednesday as a storm system forms off the east coast of Florida. There's a chance for some heavier rain on Wednesday,but overall the next three days we will just see scattered light showers with rain totals at less than an inch.

This storm off the eastern coast will help bring down much cooler and drier air behind it starting Wednesday. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop to the 40s along the coast and 30s inland for lows Thursday through Sunday. Highs during this period will only be in the low to mid 60s in the afternoons. This is about as winter-like as it gets for Southwest Florida. After today, we won't see 70s again until the end of next weekend. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


DEVELOING NEWS-CLIP


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CAPE CREEPER-OC


A MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA---

WALKING UP TO A HOME IN CAPE CORAL--

TAKING A PICTURE OF THE FRONT DOOR---

AND THEN 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 CREEPER-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 CREEPER-OC


IF YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN--

YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE CAPE CORAL POLICE.

HOWEVER---

JUST LAST NIGHT--

WE DID GET A PHONE CALL FROM "CREDIBLE HOME INSPECTIONS".

THEY DO CONTRACT WORK FOR MORTAGE COMPANIES AND FOR FEMA.

WE'RE TOLD THE MAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA--

WAS TAKING PICTURES FOR PART OF HIS JOB.

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NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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NYE SHREDDER-OC-VO


TALK ABOUT STARTING THE NEW YEAR FRESH.

THANKS TO A GIANT SHREDDER IN NEW YORK CITY.

PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO SHREAD THEIR MEMORIES OF 20-17

IT'S THE 11TH YEAR WHERE PEOPLE CAN WRITE DOWN THE BAD THINGS THEY EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR. THEN SHRED THEM.

IN ALL--

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NYE SHREDDER-SOTVO


Carissa Payan/San Diego, CA:

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

BUTTO

Emilio Arana/Costa Rica:

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

BUTTO

Nicholas Bausenwein/Eatontown, NJ:

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

MORE THAN FOUR TONS OF PAPER WERE SHREDDED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-CLIP


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TZ5A) TOSS TO BREAK-2SHOT


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BREAK FIVE 6:50AM


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GMA FIRST LOOK-CLIP - PKG


GMA First Look:

ABC'S CLAYTON SANDELL reports on the shooting incident in Colorado, which left one officer dead, and four deputies wounded.

SUGGESTED INTRO: A sheriff's deputy was killed, and six other people were shot, including four officers, while responding to a disturbance call near Denver. ABC's CLAYTON SANDELL has that in this morning's GMA's First Look. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) TODDLER DROWNS-VO


A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN IMMOKALEE IS DEAD AFTER DROWNING IN THE COMMUNITY POOL OF HER APARTMENT COMPLEX.

CREWS RUSHED TO TALL PINES APARTMENTS JUST BEFORE 4 O'CLOCK ON SATURDAY.

THE GIRL IS THE FIFTH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHILD TO DROWN IN A POOL THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE CREEP-VO


A FAMILY IN CAPE CORAL IS NERVOUS--

AFTER A MAN WAS CAPTURED ON CAMERA APPROACHING THEIR HOME--

TAKING PICTURES--

AND THEN WALKING OFF.

HE WAS CAUGHT ON THEIR SURVEILLANCE CAMERA.

IF YOU KNOW THE MAN IN THE PICTURES, YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NYE DRUNK DRIVING-VO


LAW ENFORCEMENT CRACKED DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS LAST NIGHT IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE--ESPECIALLY ON THE ROADS.

SINCE 10-30 LAST NIGHT--

FIVE PEOPLE WERE BOOKED IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL FOR DUI CHARGES--INCLUDING ONE PERSON WHO WAS BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Return to index of stories...


TS4) BOBCAT RESCUED-VO


A BOBCAT WAS RESCUED FROM UNDER A BRIDGE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY---

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. Return to index of stories...


TS5) K9 TRANING-VO


THE FOUR LEGGED INVESTIGATORS OF OUR FUTURE---

ARE TRAINING IN OUR BACK YARD.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA K-9 SEARCH UNIT JUST WRAPPED UP A THREE DAY TRAINING SEMINAR IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

THE TRAINING FOCUSED ON SEARCHING FOR MISSING PEOPLE AND HUMAN REMAINS. Return to index of stories...


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