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HL 1) CABBIE ATTACK-TRX VOTOPS NYE CLEANUP-WIPE-SOTVO
HL 2) COSTA RICA CRASH-VOTOPS COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-OC VO
HL 3) REC MARIJUANA LAWS-VOTOPS COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-SOT VO
7PM OPEN-CLIP NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER CABBIE ATTACK-2SH SS 2SH TZ1A MIN WAGE-SOTVO
COLLIER CABBIE ATTACK-LL PKG TZ1B MOON-CAM
DEVELOPING-CLIP JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-SQBXVOTOPS WEATHER-PWC
COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-PKG WEATHER-WXWALL
COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-ONCAM MINIMUM WAGE-2 SHOT
SARASOTA BOAT CRASH-OC SS MINIMUM WAGE-PKG
FIREWORKS SCARE-OC VO MINIMUM WAGE-ONCAM
CONCEALED WEAPONS-OC VO RETIREMENT MANAGEMENT-OC VO
NEW STANDARD PARENTING PLAN-OC VO TRANS MILITARY-VOTOPS
DEVEL-CLIP SUPER MOON-VOTOPS
CA MARIJUANA LAWS-ONCAM CAPE CORAL JOB FAIR-ONCAM
CA MARIJUANA LAWS-PKG SUN N FUN LAGOON OPEN-ONCAM
CRIME ALERT-CLIP NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP
GUN TAZER ARREST-OC SS VO TZ 2 A) POLAR PLUNGE-VOTOPS
GUN TAZER ARREST-SOT VO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-OC VO 11PM TZ1) TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSING-VOTOPS
CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-SOT VO 11PM TZ2) IRMA CHECK IN-wipe-VOTOPS
GRAND THEFT SUSPECT-OC, VO DEVELOPING-CLIP
DEVELOPING-CLIP WISCONSIN POLAR PLUNGE-ONCAM
COLLIER IRMA DEBRIS-OC, VO WISCONSIN POLAR PLUNGE-PKG
NAPLES DOCK OPENING-OC VO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-8 CLOSING LOGO SHOT
FM CC TURNING 100-OC VO END TIME
NYE CLEANUP-OC, VO  


HL 1) CABBIE ATTACK-TRX VOTOPS


NEXT AT 7 --

NEW YEAR'S EVE ENDS BADLY FOR A COLLIER COUNTY MAN!

WHY POLICE SAY HE ATTACKED HIS CAB DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


HL 2) COSTA RICA CRASH-VOTOPS


ALSO AHEAD-

ABC-7 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A DEADLY HOLIDAY PLANE CRASH IN COSTA RICA THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY OF FIVE. Return to index of stories...


HL 3) REC MARIJUANA LAWS-VOTOPS


AND --

NEW YEAR, NEW LAWS.

WHAT SOME STATES ARE DOING ABOUT POT --

WHAT OUR STATE JUST DID ABOUT MONEY.

YOUR NEWS STARTS IN LESS THAN A MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


7PM OPEN-CLIP


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COLLIER CABBIE ATTACK-2SH SS 2SH


A ROUGH START TO THE YEAR FOR A COLLIER COUNTY MAN-

THROWN IN JAIL, ACCUSED OF ATTACKING HIS CABBIE.

DEPUTIES SAY DANIEL MCCORMICK --

BEAT UP THE TAXI DRIVER. AFTER SHORTING HIM ON HIS FARE.

ABC-7'S DELIA D'AMBRA HAS OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT AT 7! Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CABBIE ATTACK-LL PKG


--INTRO---

DEPUTIES ARRESTED MCCORMICK AT THE FRONT GATE OF THE GRAND BAY COMMUNITY--WHERE HIS DRIVER WAS DROPPING HIM OFF.

WHEN AUTHORITIES ARRIVED---THEY HAD TO TACKLED MCORMICK TO GET HIM OFF THE CABBIE.

--TAKE PKG---

Maryanne Hebert: Naples Resident

03:15:42

"I'm not sure what was going on in that man's mind." Dur; 02

NEITHER IS THE TAXI DRIVER WHO PICKED UP DANIEL MCCORMICK FROM MERCATO ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

Maryanne Hebert: Naples Resident

03:14:58

"A lot of people are just, angry." Dur: 02

COLLIER COUNTIES DEPUTIES SAY MCCORMICK ATTACKED HIS TAXI DRIVER---JUST MINUTES AFTER LEAVING THE BUSY SHOPPING CENTER.

THE VICTIM TOLD DEPUTIES MCCORMICK REFUSED TO PAY WHEN HE DROPPED HIM OFF AT GRAND BAY COMMUNITY GATE.

Maryanne Hebert: Naples Resident

03:15:05

"It's a theft of service." Dur: 01

THE DRIVER CALLED 9-1-1---AND ARREST REPORTS SAY MCCORMICK WAS HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND THREATENING THE CABBIE.

Maryanne Hebert: Naples Resident

03:!4:18

"just awful to think that somebody is doing their job and that they were attacked, it's terrible." Dur: 05

DEPUTIES TACKLED MCCORMICK AFTER WATCHING HIM BEAT--PUSH AND SHOVE THE TAXI DRIVER.

Emily McCarthy: Naples Resident

03:13:06

"This guy must have been having a rough night, maybe he was drinking, I don't know the background story, but not a good guy, is my first initial reaction." Dur: 07

Maryanne Hebert: Naples Resident

03:16:37

"He may think twice before picking up someone that is that intoxicated, which is a shame because that's the reason he probably called for a taxi." Dur: 06

--TAG---

I SPOKE TO THE VICTIM'S FAMILY--HE IS RECOVERING FROM THE ASSAULT.

HE WAS BACK AT WORK DRIVING TODAY.

DANIEL MCCORMICK IS OUT ON BOND CHARGED WITH BATTERY AND THEFT---FOR NOT PAYING THE DRIVER.

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COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-SQBXVOTOPS


ABC-7 IS GETTING YOU MORE AT THIS HOUR-

on THAT TRAGIC PLANE CRASH IN COSTA RICA.

AN AMERICAN FAMILY OF FIVE WAS AMONG THE TWELVE PASSEGERS WHO DIED IN THE WRECKAGE.

LISA REYES GETS US MORE ON THE EFFORT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT BROUGHT DOWN THE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

BURNT WRECKAGE OF A CESSNA PLANE DISCOVERED BY EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IN COSTA RICA SUNDAY --

ALL 12 ON BOARD PERISHED -- INCLUDING A SCARSDALE FAMILY.

Jon Mark / Scarsdale: "Rabbi Jonathan Blake of the Westchester Reform Temple sent a letter to the congregation."

THAT LETTER -- JON MARK SAYS -- REVEALING LONGTIME CONGREGANT BRUCE AND IRENE STEINBERG DIED IN THE FIERY CRASH -- ALONG WITH THEIR CHILDREN: WILLIAM, ZACHARY AND MATTHEW.

Jon Mark / Scarsdale: "Accident like that, at any time is tragic and poignantly at the end of the year, it's an awful way to go into the new year."

MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY POURING IN ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHERE BRUCE STEINBERG'S SISTER THANKED THOSE ONLINE FOR CALLS, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

Margaret Reiniger / Scarsdale: "If they were on a trip together, to have something happy, and to have something like that, that's really a tragedy. tragedy."

REPORTS SAY THE FAMILY TRAVELED INTERNATIONALLY OFTEN -- THE STEINBERGS WANTING TO EXPOSE THEIR CHILDREN TO DIFFERENT CULTURES.

WILLIAM AND ZACHARY WERE IN COLLEGE -- MATTHEW THE YOUNGEST -- IN 8TH GRADE.

THE DOOMED PLANE WENT DOWN JUST TEN MINUTES AFTER TAKE-OFF FROM AN AIRPORT IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY -- INTO A WOODED AREA -- CARRYING TEN AMERICAN TOURISTS.

THE PRIME MINISTER OF COSTA RICA POSTING ON FACEBOOK: "I AM IN SOLIDARITY. WITH THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES," ADDING HE IS COMMITTED TO DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-ONCAM


LISA REYES REPORTING.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

IT OCCURRED AFTER HEAVY WINDS REPORTEDLY FORCED OTHER PILOTS TO CHANGE COURSE AND LAND AT A DIFFERENT AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


SARASOTA BOAT CRASH-OC SS


NEW AT 7 --

FOUR PEOPLE -- INCLUDING KIDS -- ARE RECOVERING AFTER THEIR BOAT FLIPPED OVER ON SARASOTA BAY.

F-W-C SAYS ABOUT NOON TODAY --

TWO ADULTS AND TWO KIDS WERE ON BOARD THIS BOAT.

IT TIPPED.

CREWS GOT THEM OUT OF THE WATER AND TO A HOSPITAL.

THEY'LL BE O-K.

THE ACCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS SCARE-OC VO


FIREWORKS ARE BEING BLAMED FOR CAUSING A BIG SCARE AT A MALL IN SUNRISE-

JUST WEST OF FORT LAUDERDALE.

POLICE SAY THE FIREWORKS WENT OFF-

BUT MANY THOUGHT THEY WERE GUNSHOTS-

CAUSING THE MALL TO GO ON LOCKDOWN.

THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.

POLICE RESPONDED LOOKING FOR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER-

AFTER SOME TIME-

THEY REALIZED IT WAS JUST FIREWORKS. Return to index of stories...


CONCEALED WEAPONS-OC VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

YOU CAN EXPECT STATE LAWMAKERS TO TALK ABOUT GUNS THIS YEAR.

AT LEAST TWO BILLS IN TALLAHASSEE.

ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS.

THE FIRST DEALS WITH GUN-FREE ZONES THAT ARE NOT ALREADY REGULATED BY FEDERAL OR STATE LAWS.

THE SECOND INVOLVES THE RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM INTO A COURTHOUSE AND SURRENDER IT AT A SECURED CHECKPOINT. Return to index of stories...


NEW STANDARD PARENTING PLAN-OC VO


NEW IN 2018-- FLORIDA'S "STANDARD PARENTING TIME PLAN."

IT IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DIVORCED AND SEPARATED COUPLES.

THE PLAN ESTABLISHES SET VISITATION TIMES IF PARENTS CAN'T COME UP WITH THEIR OWN SCHEDULE.

THE GOAL IS TO SHIFT FOCUS TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


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CA MARIJUANA LAWS-ONCAM


LIFE CHANGED IN A BIG WAY TODAY --

IN MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, AND CALIFORNIA.

ABC'S ALEX STONE REPORTS ON WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT IN THOSE THREE STATES. Return to index of stories...


CA MARIJUANA LAWS-PKG


ANDREW DEANGELO/DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS/HARBORSIDE HEALTH CENTER/OAKLAND, CA

DIANA GLADDEN/OAKLAND, CA.

HENRY WYCOWSKI/ATTORNEY/HARBORSIDE HEALTH CENTER/OAKLAND, CA

ROBERT TAFT JR./CEO/420 CENTRAL/SANTA ANA, CA

RIPT:

NATS: What a great day for our community. What a great day for our community.

BEFORE SUN-UP, HUNDREDS OF CUSTOMERS LINED UP OUTSIDE OAKLAND'S HARBORSIDE HEALTH CENTER--

Diana Gladden SOT:

It's history. It's history.

--TO BE AMONG THE FIRST IN CALIFORNIA TO BUY MARIJUANA--LEGALLY--FOR RECREATIONAL USE. CANNABIS ACTIVIST, STEVE DEANGELO--MAKING SALE NUMBER ONE--JUST AFTER SIX A.M.--TO THE SHOP'S ATTORNEY--HENRY WYCOWSKI.

Henry Wycowski SOT:

I'm proud to be the first purchaser in California. We've waited a long time for this.

THE NATION'S MOST POPULOUS STATE--JOINING A GROWING LIST OF OTHERS--AND THE NATION'S CAPITAL--WHERE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IS PERMITTED--EVEN THOUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO CLASSIFY POT AS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE--LIKE HEROIN OR LSD.

TODAY'S NEW LAW--CONTINUING TO RAISE CONCERNS ON SEVERAL FRONTS.

SOME ARE HOPING THAT DE-STIGMATIZATION--WILL HELP THOSE ALREADY INCARCERATED FOR POT CRIMES.

WHILE OTHERS ARE WEIGHING ANTICIPATED PROFITS AGAINST NEW COSTS OF POLICING AND ENFORCEMENT.

ON THIS NEW YEAR'S DAY, FINDING A RETAIL OUTLET IN CALIFORNIA--ISN'T ALL THAT EASY.

Santa Ana SOT:

We have five new registers, six new bud tenders./This amazing plant, this cannabis is being grown clean, it's being lab-tested, it's being regulated.

DUE TO REGULATION-AND PERMIT DELAYS--ONLY ABOUT NINETY BUSINESSES RECEIVED LICENSES TO OPEN TODAY--AND MOST ARE LOCATED IN--OR NEAR--JUST FOUR MAJOR CITES.

MARIJUANA USE--IS NOW OFFICIALLY LEGAL IN MASSACHUSETTS AND MAINE, TOO--BUT IT WON'T BE SOLD IN RETAIL STORES--FOR MONTHS.

ALEX STONE, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


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GUN TAZER ARREST-OC SS VO


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAD TO USE A TAZER ON A MAN---

AFTER HE PULLED A GUN AT A BAR.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US ON SATURDAY NIGHT---

LEO PEREZ TRIED TO GET INTO MI-TIERRA BAR ON COLLIER BOULEVARD, AFTER-HOURS.

WHEN THE SECURITY GUARD WOULDN'T LET HIM IN-

DEPUTIES SAY PEREZ GOT AGGRESSIVE AND SHOWED A GUN.

THE REPORT SAYS HE EVEN POINTED THE GUN AT FIRST RESPONDERS-

BUT QUICKLY THREW THE WEAPON.

DEPUTIES USED A TAZER ON HIM AND ARRESTED HIM TO GET AFTER HE WOULDN'T FOLLOW COMMANDS.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEARBY SAY THINGS LIKE THIS ARE COMMON AROUND THAT AREA. Return to index of stories...


GUN TAZER ARREST-SOT VO


Ulrick Gustave/Naples

02:50:19-31

"That's kinda crazy. It's not heard of for you to get tazed having a gun around here. Usually you get shot, so he's lucky to have his life right now."

THE SECURITY GUARD AT THE BAR WAS NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-OC VO


EASTBOND LANES OF THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE ARE BACK OPEN RIGHT NOW --

AFTER A DEADLY CRASH THIS AFTERNOON.

A MOTORCYCLIST FLEW OFF THE BRIDGE.

IT HAPPENED ON THE FORT MYERS SIDE.

IT STALLED OUT TRAFFIC FOR HOURS.

COPS BLAME SPEED FOR THE MAN LOSING CONTROL.

HE GOT THROWN FROM HIS BIKE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE RIDER FALLS FROM BRIDGE-SOT VO


Rick Brylanski/Cape Coral

02:57:05-17

"We often hear people speeding over the bridge, especially motorcycles. And we understand a motorcyclist perished in this one. It's a shame."

THE VICTIM'S NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

POLICE ARE WAITING UNTIL HIS FAMILY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED.

HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON HURT IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


GRAND THEFT SUSPECT-OC, VO


INVESTIGATORS IN LEE COUNTY ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A RETAIL THIEF.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THIS MAN IS ACCUSED OF TAKING SEVERAL ITEMS FROM MIROMAR OUTLETS.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING-

YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


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COLLIER IRMA DEBRIS-OC, VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

CREWS WILL BE BACK AT WORK THIS WEEK CLEANING UP DEBRIS FROM HURRICANE IRMA.

YES, THAT'S STILL HAPPENING, THREE AND A HALF MOMTHS AFTER THE STORM.

THE COUNTY'S EMERGENCY CONTRACTOR WILL START AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY.

COLLECTION HAS BEEN ON A HOLIDAY SINCE THREE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

SO FAR --

CREWS HAVE CLEARED ABOUT 80-PERCENT OF THE DEBRIS THE STORM LEFT BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DOCK OPENING-OC VO


AFTER MONTHS OF BEING CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC-

THE NEW NAPLES CITY DOCKS OPENED UP TO CHARTER BOATS TODAY.

THE DOCKS AT THE END OF 12TH AVENUE SOUTH IN NAPLES BAY WERE FULLY RENOVATED.

THEY'RE EXPECTED TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN MARCH.

THE LAST RENOVATION TO THOSE DOCKS WAS BACK IN 1983. Return to index of stories...


FM CC TURNING 100-OC VO


ALSO LOOKING AHEAD --

THE CITY OF FORT MYERS IS EXPECTED TO PROCLAIM FRIDAY --

AS FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB DAY.

THE CLUB TURNS 100 ON FRIDAY.

THE COURSE IS NOW ONE OF FIVE IN FLORIDA TO MAKE IT TO A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. Return to index of stories...


NYE CLEANUP-OC, VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS SQUEEKY-CLEAN AFTER LAST NIGHT'S NEW YEAR'S FESTIVITIES.

DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS WAS A MESS AFTER THE PARTY.

BUT WASTE MANAGEMENT CREWS HAD THINGS CLEANED UP BY SUNRISE.

ON FORT MYERS BEACH--CREWS MANAGED TO FILL A WHOLE DUMPSTER WITH BEER CANS, BOTTLES, AND CUPS.

A VOLUNTEER SAYS THEY FOUND A LOT OF PLASTIC STRAWS-

REMEMBER - THAT'S AGAINST THE RULES.

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NYE CLEANUP-WIPE-SOTVO


"Plastic straws or the plastic bags, when they get sucked back into the water, the sea life then ingest it."

|BUTT TO|

"They suffocate and they die."

NAPLES BEACH AND PIER WERE *ALSO CLEAN BY DAWN.

PEOPLE WE TALKED TO TODAY WERE IMPRESSED BY THE QUICK RESPONSE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-OC VO


BABY NUMBER THREE FOR ONE MOM.

WAS BABY NUMBER ONE OF 2018 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

MELISSA GONZALEZ GAVE BIRTH TO BABY GIRL, ALANI, AT NORTH COLLIER HOSPITAL ABOUT TWO IN THE MORNING.

MELISSA SAYS HER BUNDLE OF JOY WAS BORN ONE DAY EARLY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW YEAR BABY-SOT VO


SOT---

Melissa Gonzalez: Mother/ Immokalee Resident

03:08:51

"I mean, it's a big deal, and it's pretty cool. it's exciting, it will

be a great memory for her!"

ALANI WEIGHED IN AT SEVEN POUNDS, 15 OUNCES.

GONZALEZ HAS TWO DAUGHTERS ALREADY BUT SAYS HER THIRD GIRL WILL CERTAINLY HAVE THE MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY STORY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ1A MIN WAGE-SOTVO


25:00 you know it doesn't sound like much but then you keep going up and up and up where does it end 04

FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS JUST GOT AN EXTRA 15 CENTS AN HOUR.

ABC7 IS GETTING YOU MORE ON THE IMPACT.ON WORKERS AND BUSINESSES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B MOON-CAM


AND THE BIG REASON WHY YOU'LL WANT TO LOOK UP INTO THE SKY RIGHT NOW! Return to index of stories...


JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST IS NOT VERBATIM, BUT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY OUR ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

CHILLY WEEK AHEAD, WINDY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

P. M. Update - Tonight will continue to be cloudy with some areas of light rain and mist. Lows will be cool, falling into the 40's and low 50's. A Windchill Advisory is in place for DeSoto County overnight as windchill values could drop into the low 30s.

**Boaters - A Small Craft Advisory will remain in place from now through Tuesday night as conditions on local waterways will be very rough due to strong winds.**

Tuesday afternoon skies will remain cloudy with a few light rain showers. Expect a windy day with gusts up to 30 mph. Highs will only make it into the low to mid 60s, meaning it will feel like a pretty cool day.

Wednesday will remain breezy and cloudy with a few showers early, but expect some clearing late in the day. Highs will still only make it into the mid 60s. By Wednesday night and Thursday morning, lows will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s.

Thursday afternoon we will see the return of plenty of sunshine, along with slightly less wind. Highs will remain well below average, only topping out in the upper 50s and low 60s. Another cold night is in store for Thursday night and Friday morning, with lows in the 30s inland, and low 40s near the coast.

By the end of the weekend warmer weather returns. Highs will be back in the low 70s by Sunday, and mid 70's are likely Monday and Tuesday. Return to index of stories...


MINIMUM WAGE-2 SHOT


NEW YEAR, NEW LAW.

MINIMUM WAGE IN FLORIDA JUMPS TO 8-25 AN HOUR TODAY.

IT'S UP 15 CENTS.

AND THAT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH AT FIRST.

BUT-

THE INCREASE MEANS FULL TIME MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS--

WOULD EARN ABOUT THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS *MORE* THAN THEY DID LAST YEAR.

ABC-7'S BRENNA WEICK DUG DEEPER INTO THE IMPACT ON WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS. Return to index of stories...


MINIMUM WAGE-PKG


SOME SAY WAGE INCREASES - NO MATTER HOW SMALL - ARE A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

25:00 you know it doesn't sound like much but then you keep going up and up and up where does it end 04

BUT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IS *REQUIRED* BY STATE LAW TO ADJUST EACH YEAR'S MINIMUM WAGE BASED ON THE FEDERAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.

THIS YEAR'S CALCULATIONS YIELDED ALMOST A TWO PERCENT INCREASE.

24:46 problem is if we keep raising it nobody wants to leave those entry positions 51

SUPPORTERS SAY MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS DESERVE MORE THAN A FIFTEEN CENT INCREASE.

37:22 some people really do deserve that money 24 I mean they work their butts off 26 and get paid nothing 29

EVEN SAYING THEY WOULD SUPPORT A MINIMUM WAGE OF FIFTEEN *DOLLARS*

37:33 if they've earned it then definitely absolutely 36

BUT CRITICS ARGUE THAT ONLY TEENAGERS SHOULD WORK IN MINIMUM WAGE POSITIONS.

25:13 seems to me the problem is now that we're depending on this minimum to support families 18 and that's not what it was designed for 20

SAYING A FIFTEEN DOLLAR MINIMUM WAGE WOULD BE BAD FOR EVERYONE.

25:33 how do you pay a guy fifteen dollars to put milk in a bag at a grocery store 36 and not think that the milk is gonna go up 38

WORRYING THAT A RATE AS HIGH AS FIFTEEN DOLLARS WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO LOCAL BUSINESSES

34:36 I get concerned a little bit about the business perspective 39

BUTT TO

35:10 it's kinda really hard to pay fifteen bucks an hour for somebody just to slap an address on an envelope 17

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MINIMUM WAGE-ONCAM


WHILE MINIMUM WAGE FOR FLORIDA EMPLOYEES IS SET AT 8-25.

WORKERS WHO MAKE TIPS HAVE A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RATE AT 5-23. Return to index of stories...


RETIREMENT MANAGEMENT-OC VO


NEW AT 7 --

FLORIDA STATE EMPLOYEES WILL SEE CHANGES TO HOW THEY MANAGE THEIR RETIREMENT SAVINGS.

THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS SIMILAR TO A 401-K --

WITH THE OPTION OF BEING ROLLED INTO THE STATE'S PENSION PROGRAM.

BUT UNDER THE NEW PLAN, IT CAN INSTEAD BE ROLLED OVER TO A PRIVATE 401K, AFTER YOU LEAVE YOUR JOB.

ONLY RULE -- YOU CAN'T GET ANOTHER STATE JOB. Return to index of stories...


TRANS MILITARY-VOTOPS


AN ABC7 UPDATE --

THE PENTAGON SAYS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE ARE NOW ALLOWED TO ENLIST IN THE U-S MILITARY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED IN JULY HE WAS BANNING THEM.

BUT SINCE THEN --

FOUR FEDERAL JUDGES HAVE ISSUED RULINGS BLOCKING HIS DECISION.

SO TRANSGENDER PEOPLE CAN ENLIST. Return to index of stories...


SUPER MOON-VOTOPS


THIS IS COOL.

THE FIRST FULL MOON OF 2018. IS A SUPERMOON.

LOOK OUTISDE.

IT'S THERE RIGHT NOW.

IT'S THE BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST OF THE YEAR, KNOWN AS A WOLF MOON.

A SUPERMOON IS AT ITS CLOSEST TO EARTH IN ITS ORBIT.

BUT ANOTHER SUPER MOON HAPPENS JANUARY 31ST.

IT WILL FEATURE A LUNAR ECLIPSE AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL JOB FAIR-ONCAM


THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL IS HOLDING A JOB FAIR-THIS WEEK.

IT NEEDS TO FILL EVERYTHING FROM SEASONAL POSITIONS WITH THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT-

TO FULL TIME JOBS.

INTERVIEWS WILL BE DONE ON THE SPOT.

THE JOB FAIR RUNS FROM NINE TO SEVEN AT CITY HALL ON WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


SUN N FUN LAGOON OPEN-ONCAM


QUICK HEADS UP FOR PARENTS!

DON'T FORGET --

THE SUN-N-FUN LAGOON WATER PARK IN COLLIER COUNTY IS NOW OPEN.

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NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP


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TZ 2 A) POLAR PLUNGE-VOTOPS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSING-VOTOPS


ALL NEW AT 11--

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRAVEL AGENCY--

SHUT DOWN.

GET MORE ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO BOOKED VACATIONS HERE. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) IRMA CHECK IN-wipe-VOTOPS


PLUS --

SOME PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA START 2018.

WITH A REMINDER OF 2017.

WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE SOME HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGE *STILL* AROUND IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS. Return to index of stories...


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WISCONSIN POLAR PLUNGE-ONCAM


MILWAUKEE'S COLDEST POLAR BEAR PLUNGE IN MORE THAN FOUR DECADES.

THE TEMPERATURE WENT *BELOW* ZERO WITH A 22-BELOW WINDCHIILL.

AS TERRY SATER REPORTS, PEOPLE WHO WENT IN SAY THE 33-DEGREE WATER WAS WARM BY COMPARISON. Return to index of stories...


WISCONSIN POLAR PLUNGE-PKG


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BRAVE OR FOOLISH. DOZENS IN MILWAUKEE SCAMPERED OFF AN ICE-SHELF ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN'S SHORELINE INTO ROUGHLY 35 DEGREE WATER. THE AIR TEMP WAS BELOW ZERO - A POLAR PLUNGE FOR THE AGES:

MOST POLAR PLUNGERS GOT OUT AS QUICKLY AS THEY GOT IN.

STEAM ROLLING OFF HIS BACK, ABHINAV MATHUR LOVED HIS FIRST POLAR PLUNGE IN MILWAUKEE:

STANDUP: THERE'S A TEAM OF RESCUE DIVERS FROM MILWAUKEE POLICE AND FIRE STANDING BY IN THE WATER JUST IN CASE.

THE THOUGHT OF NEEDING MEDICAL ATTENTION BECAUSE OF THE ICY SHORELINE KEPT VETERAN POLAR PLUNGER RUBY JARA ON SHORE:

IT'S LIKELY TO BE WARMER NEXT YEAR.

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GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-8 CLOSING LOGO SHOT


ADLIB POINTS

WE'RE BACK AT 11. Return to index of stories...


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