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HEADLINES-SOT MEDICAL MARIJUANA FM-OTS
COLD BLAST-CLIP MEDICAL MARIJUANA FM-SOTVO
C FLORIDA SNOW-VOTOPS FMPD TRUE BLUE-OC-SOTVO
TALLY SCHOOLS CLOSING-wipe-VOTOPS NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
TOSS TO JP-CAM 9 TIGHT MISSING TEXAS GIRLS-VO IN SQBOX
TOSS TO JP-pull-CAM 9 LOOSE MISSING TEXAS GIRLS-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR NEW DETAILS-CLIP
CLEAN YO HEATERS-OC-VO LOTTO-OTS
CLEAN YO HEATERS-SOTVO CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP
SIMONE'S COLD WX STORY-wipe-VOTOPS NO MORE CHOCOLATE-OC-VO
SIMONE'S COLD WX STORY-VO IN BAM AMAZON BUYING TARGET??-wipe-VOTOPS
SIMONE'S COLD WX STORY-LLPKG AUTISM DOWN-OC-VO
COLD GADGETS-OC-VO DELTA TRAVEL WAIVERS-OTS-BNR
COLD GADGETS-SOTVO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
COLD WX PROTECT YOUR PLANTS-VO IN SQBOX WEATHER-PWC
WX APP PUSH-SSTOPS WEATHER-WXWALL
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
NO CHARGES FOR CAPE ASST MGR-OC-SS-VO TZ2 A)YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-VO IN TOUCH
NEW AT 11-CLIP TZ2 A)YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-SOTVO
NYE GUY WITH A GUN-SOTVO TZ 2B) PLAYBOY-wipe-VOTOPS
NYE GUY WITH A GUN-SS IN TOUCH GMA TEASE-BLK-SOT
NYE GUY WITH A GUN-PKG NEW VIDEO-CLIP
NYE GUY WITH A GUN-OC CAR FIREWORKS EXPLOSION-OC-NATSVO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
LOUD BIZ IN CHAR CO-OC-NATSVO YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-VO IN BAM
LOUD BIZ IN CHAR CO-SOTVO YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-SOTVO
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP PLAYBOY ENDING MAGAZINE SALES?-OC-VO
TZ1 A BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-SOTVO MORE: RECENT STRATEGIES-OTS
TZ1 B CHOCOLATTE-VOTOPS NEW AT 11-CLIP
NEW AT 11-CLIP K9 TRAINING IN CAPE-OC, VO
BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-VOTOPS NEW DETAILS-CLIP
BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-OC ONLINE DATING STUDY-OTS
BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-CLIP-VO IN TOUCH COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-PKG KICKER TEASE-ON CAM
BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-VO IN TOUCH WX BUMP-AWS TOPS
CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-OC-VO
CHASE ENDS IN RIVER-OC-VO CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
MEDICAL MARIJUANA FM-wipe-VOTOPS  


HEADLINES-SOT


NOW AT 11 --

COLD BLAST!

HOW LOW YOUR TEMPERATURES WILL DIP TONIGHT --

AND TOMORROW MORNING.

PLUS --

CAR SWISS CHEESE.

HOW A GUY WITH AN ITCHY TRIGGER FINGER IN THE CAPE DESTROYED VEHICLES.

BUT COULD STILL KEEP HIS CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT!?!

MUST-SEE VIDEO!

'nats of fireworks'

WHAT CAUSED THIS FIREWORK DISASTER --

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

AND CHOCOLATE'S VANISHING ACT.

WHY THE FOOD FAVORITE MAY DISAPPEAR. BY 2050.

YOUR NEWS STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


COLD BLAST-CLIP


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C FLORIDA SNOW-VOTOPS


WE START TONIGHT --

WITH SNOW IN FLORIDA.

ITS NOT A HOAX.

IT'S NOT APRIL FOOL'S DAY.

PARTS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL FLORIDA SAW SNOW FLURRIES FLUTTERING DOWN --

AS WINTER WEATHER MOVED IN TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TALLY SCHOOLS CLOSING-wipe-VOTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD --

TOMORROW --

SCHOOLS IN TALLAHASSEE ARE CLOSED.

BUT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND F-S-U.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS THEY COULD SEE A *FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW! Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JP-CAM 9 TIGHT


WHAT WILL YOU SEE -- AND FEEL -- IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

THAT'S YOUR BIG STORY AT 11--

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

LETS START WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOHN PATRICK --

TRACKING THE COLD. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JP-pull-CAM 9 LOOSE


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


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CLEAN YO HEATERS-OC-VO


I WANT TO QUICKLY RUN THROUGH SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER --

WITH THE WEATHER AS COLD AS IT IS.

FIRST --

IF YOU'VE ALREADY TURNED YOUR HEATER ON --

YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED A SLIGHT BURNING SMELL.

IT SOMETIMES HAPPENS.

BUT A SUGGESTION FROM EXPERTS --

REPLACE YOUR FILTER BEFORE YOU TURN THE HEATHER ON.

THE DIRT AND DUST CAN CLOG AIR FLOW --

AND START A FIRE.

THAT BURNING SMELL, THOUGH, USUALLY ISN'T A FIRE.

ITS YOUR HEATER COILS BURNING OFF DUST THAT'S BUILT UP. Return to index of stories...


CLEAN YO HEATERS-SOTVO


SOT: Bruce Mullins / Service Manager, Certified Heating & Cooling

11:14:05-:14

When know a cold front is coming in, so you kind of don't get that smell, I recommend opening the windows and doors, turn the heater on for about 15 or 20 minutes to get that smell off, and once that smell is gone you won't have that smell anymore

IF YOU PLAN TO STAY WARM WITH A SPACE HEATER --

MAKE SURE TO GIVE IT PLENTY OF SPACE --

AND DON'T PLUG IT INTO AN EXTENSION CORD OR POWER STRIP. Return to index of stories...


SIMONE'S COLD WX STORY-wipe-VOTOPS


IF YOU WANT TO BUY A SPACE HEATER--

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SHOP AROUND.

JUST HOURS AGO --

HOME DEPOT IN FORT MYERS RAN OUT! Return to index of stories...


SIMONE'S COLD WX STORY-VO IN BAM


THEY GOT ANOTHER SHIPMENT --

BUT NOT A BIG ONE.

AND TONIGHT --

PEOPLE ARE DOING PLENTY TO GET READY FOR THE COLD.

ABC7s SIMONE CUCCURULLO HAS THAT STORY. Return to index of stories...


SIMONE'S COLD WX STORY-LLPKG


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TEMPERATURE.

IT'S CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING WE'RE USED TO SEEING HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THAT MEANS THERE ARE MANY ITEMS PEOPLE DON'T HAVE, THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON, BEFORE THE BIG CHILL.

***PACK***

It is very cold for Florida

It's nice to get out in this weather

I'm not going outside.

LOVE IT, OR HATE IT

It's not very comfortable out there now

THE WINTER WEATHER IS MAKING IT'S WAY DOWN TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

02:40:08-:18

We suddenly transitioned from fans and cooling mechanisms to all of a sudden within a switch of the dime, you know heating mechanisms for people to be able to stay warm

A REASON WHY THE HOME DEPOT'S SHELVES ARE BARE IN EAST FORT MYERS.

We have emergency shipments coming to help deal with it.

AFTER A WEEKEND RUSH CLAIMED THE *HOT* TICKET ITEM. SPACE HEATERS

02:31:30

I do have a space heater and we have heated blankets and I'm pulling them out tonight

BUT SOME--

ARE JUST LOOKING FOR *REGULAR* BLANKETS, AND A WARM PLACE TO SLEEP.

02:23:56-02:24:04

It's a hot coffee a blanket a jacket, whatever it is it puts a smile on their face

THE SALVATION ARMY IS PREPARING TO OPEN A SHELTER TOMORROW NIGHT, WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DIP BELOW 40 DEGREES.

The ground becomes like sleeping on a big ice cube and that's hard for anybody to deal with

FOR NOW-- SHOPPERS ARE HITTING THE STORES FOR SUPPLIES--

02:34:29

Break out the hoodie and jeans and boots and that's about it

BEFORE HIDING AWAY FOR THEIR HIBERNATION.

02:31:45

Snuggle up and stay warm

***TAG***

THE HOME DEPOT IN EAST FORT MYERS IS EXPECTING MORE SHIPMENTS OF SPACE HEATERS IN THE COMING DAYS.

BUT THEY DO HAVE SOME CURRENTLY IN STOCK AT THEIR CAPE CORAL LOCATIONS.

AS FOR THE WARMING SHELTER OVER AT THE SALVATION ARMY.

THATS SET TO OPEN UP AT 7PM TOMORROW NIGHT ON EDISON AVENUE.

SIMONE CUCCURULLO-- ABC7. Return to index of stories...


COLD GADGETS-OC-VO


YOUR GADGETS DON'T LIKE COLD WEATHER --

ESPECIALLY THE BATTERIES THAT POWER THEM.

IT CAN DEPLETE THE BATTERY LIFE.

SO --

FOR PHONE BATTERIES, KEEP IT IN YOUR POCKET.

YOUR BODY HEAT WILL HELP IT FROM DYING.

FOR CAR BATTERIES --

KEEP IT CLEAN. Return to index of stories...


COLD GADGETS-SOTVO


JON GRIESBACH | GRIESBACH AUTO SERVICE OWNER "Maintain the battery, cleaning the battery, cleaning the terminals that go onto the battery, yearly, every other year at least, it keeps the battery nice and clean so that it doesn't reduce the voltage going into the battery."

AND IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT WARMING UP YOUR CAR --

EXPERTS SAY ITS ACTUALLY BETTER TO TURN YOUR ENGINE OFF --

AND START IT AGAIN --

THAN TO LEAVE IT IDLING.

DRIVING IT WILL HEAT IT UP FASTER. Return to index of stories...


COLD WX PROTECT YOUR PLANTS-VO IN SQBOX


CONCERNED ABOUT PLANTS?

COVER THEM ANYTIME THE TEMPS DIP BELOW 40 DEGREES.

THAT'S THE MAGIC NUMBER.

MAKE SURE THE GRASS AND SOIL ARE SOAKED BEFORE TURNING OFF SPRINKLERS. Return to index of stories...


WX APP PUSH-SSTOPS


TO STAY UP TO DATE ON THE WINTER WEATHER --

DOWNLOAD OUR STORMWARN7 APP.

IT GETS YOU REAL-TIME ROAD CONDITIONS AND A *HYPER LOCAL FORECAST FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST *ACCURATE FORECASTERS.

JUST SEARCH "STORMWARN7" IN THE APP STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY STORE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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NO CHARGES FOR CAPE ASST MGR-OC-SS-VO


NEW AT 7 --

CAPE CORAL'S ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER--

ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE--

WILL *NOT FACE CHARGES.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE CHARGES --

AGAINST MICHAEL.

THE *CITY IS STILL DOING AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW.

SO HE'LL BE ON PAID LEAVE --

AS A THIRD PARTY INVESTIGATES.

BUT NOTHING CRIMINAL --

FROM WHAT HAPPENED BACK IN DECEMBER.

POLICE RESPONDED TO ILL-CHIS-IN'S HOUSE ON A DOMESTIC BATTERY CALL.

THE VICTIM SAID HE ATTACKED HER--

BUT HE DENIED IT.

SPEAKING OF ATTACKS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 11-CLIP


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NYE GUY WITH A GUN-SOTVO


Iris Froelhlich: Cape Harbour Resident

00:37:57

"That horrifies me the most, that every idiot can get a weapon.":03

A MAN ATTACKED CARS IN CAPE CORAL.

FIRING HIS GUN AT THEM --

DURING ONE OF THE CITY'S BUSIEST NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS. Return to index of stories...


NYE GUY WITH A GUN-SS IN TOUCH


POLICE LATER ARRESTED JOHN BRINLEY.

TURNS OUT HE HAS A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT.

HE WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE A GUN DURING FESTIVITIES AT CAPE HARBOUR.

BUT ABC7S DELIA D'AMBRA REPORTS --

WHAT POLICE SAY HE DID WITH IT. WASN'T O-K. Return to index of stories...


NYE GUY WITH A GUN-PKG


Beverly Fox: Cape Harbour Resident

00:43:36

"You have to park wherever you can find parking whether it's outside on the lawn or inside.":06

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DID AT CAPE HARBOUR ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

Beverly Fox: Cape Harbour Resident

00:43:10

"Our cars are out and exposed so this really is a frightening thing that someone just would be walking down and firing into cars.":08

RESIDENTS LEAVING THE CELEBRATION EARLY MONDAY MORNING SAW A MAN CARRYING A HANDGUN WALKING ON CHIQUITA BOULEVARD DIRECLTY BESIDE THE COMMUNITY.

Beverly Fox: Cape Harbour Resident

00:42:33

"That's a really scary thing.":02

OFFICERS DISCOVERED BULLET HOLES IN A NEARBY CAR ON EL DORADO PARKWAY---AND SHELL CASINGS ON THE GROUND.

Beverly Fox: Cape Harbour Resident

00:46:23

"He didn't come into the crowd and start shooting. thank God!":03

POLICE FOUND JOHN BRINLEY WALKING NEAR A DITCHED HANDGUN IN THE BUSHES----HE HAD AN EMPTY HOLSTER ON HIS HIP.

HE ALSO HAD A VALID CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT.

Beverly Fox: Cape Harbour Resident

00:44:24

"You think that someone with a special permit like that is on the up and up and just wants a gun for protection for his own safety, not that he would cause any mayhem at all.":12

Iris Froelhlich: Cape Harbour Resident

00:37:57

"That horrifies me the most, that every idiot can get a weapon.":03 Return to index of stories...


NYE GUY WITH A GUN-OC


POLICE CHARGED BRINLEY WITH A MISDEMEANOR FOR FIRING THE GUN INTO THE CAR.

BUT ALSO CHARGED WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE.

AND THAT'S A FELONY.

ONLY IF HE IS CONVICTED OF THE FELONY--

WILL HE LOSE HIS CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT FOR GOOD. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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LOUD BIZ IN CHAR CO-OC-NATSVO


HOW'D YOU LIKE TO WAKE UP TO *THIS TOMORROW MORNING?

loud stuff

WELL, PEOPLE IN ONE CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD SAY IT'S LIKE THAT EVERY MORNING.

BECAUSE SUNBELT RENTALS IS MAKING A BUNCH OF NOISE DOING WORK --

SOMETIMES AS EARLY AS 5-30 A-M.

WE DID A LITTLE DIGGING AND FOUND OUT THE COMPANY *ISN'T VIOLATING ANY RULES.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS RIGHT AT THE EDGE OF WHERE INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ZONES MEET. Return to index of stories...


LOUD BIZ IN CHAR CO-SOTVO


Frank Ferrante

Port Charlotte

01:50:40 "It's beyond just the noise of the street now. Now it's gone to the point where they're compounding noise upon noise.":47

Sue Wesolowski

Port Charlotte

01:59:23 "But this is constant. You know it's a *beep beep beep* all the time. It's like Chinese water torture you know?":31

WE REACHED OUT TO SUNBELT RENTALS CORPORATE.

THEY DID NOT RESPOND.

BUT CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WILL BE TALKING TO THEM --

TO SEE IF THE SCHEDULE CAN AT LEAST CHANGE, TO KEEP NEIGHBORS HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ1 A BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-SOTVO


39:44-46

"It could have very easily come through there."

INSTEAD --

IT WENT THROUGH THE WALL--

AND INTO A SHOE BOX!

NEXT AT 11--

HOW CLOSE A BULLET CAME TO HITTING A LEE COUNTY COUPLE IN THEIR SLEEP. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B CHOCOLATTE-VOTOPS


PLUS --

I'M NOT SURE SOME PEOPLE CAN GO ON.

WHY WE MAY RUN OUT OF CHOCOLATE IN YOUR LIFETIME. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 11-CLIP


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BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-VOTOPS


BACK NOW ON ABC7 --

WHAT A SIGHT HERE.

A BULLETHOLE IN A SHOE BOX.

A LEE COUNTY COUPLE SAYS THEY WERE GETTING READY FOR CHURCH --

WHEN THEY DISCOVERED IT. Return to index of stories...


BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-OC


THEN THEY REALIZED WHEN IT WAS FIRED.

IT ALL HAPPENED AT THE SANCTUARY R-V RESORT IN BONITA SPRINGS.

ABC7s NESTOR MATO TALKED TO THE VICTIMS TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-CLIP-VO IN TOUCH


THE SEASONAL RESIDENTS JUST GOT THE NEW LUXURY TRAILER HOME AND IT ALREADY HAS BULLET HOLES.

ONE FLYING INTO THE BEDROOM CLOSET -- JUST STEPS FROM WHERE THEY SLEEP. Return to index of stories...


BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-PKG


35:57-36:00

"My wife and I are at the kitchen table, we heard a noise but didn't know what it was."

RICHARD VERHEY IS PATCHING UP THE BULLET HOLE ON HIS BRAND NEW TRAILER HOME.

40:38-42

"Somebody has been irresponsible and let a bullet go where it wasn't supposed to go."

VERHEY'S WIFE SAYS SHE WAS GETTING READY FOR CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING. SHE WENT INTO THE BEDROOM CLOSET TO PUT ON HER BOOTS -- WHEN SHE FOUND A BULLET IN THE BOX.

AND A HOLE THROUGH THE CLOSET WALL -- JUST STEPS FROM THEIR BED.

39:44-46

"It could have very easily come through there."

SHE SAYS HER CAT WAS ALSO IN DANGER.

40:04-08

"This is her bed, It could have very well hit her too. She was in there."

THE COUPLE SAYS THEY HEARD SHOTS THE NIGHT BEFORE.

THEY HEAR GUN SHOTS FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE WOODS DIRECTLY BEHIND THEM IN BONITA SPRINGS. HURRICANE IRMA TOOK DOWN SOME OF THE TREES.LEAVING THEIR RV MORE EXPOSED.

THE VERHEY'S HAVE MOVED UP THEIR TRAILER JUST AS A PRECAUTION.

42:46-47

"Out of the line of Fire."

NEIGHBORS ALSO WORRIED.

42:11-18

"She came over and said thanks for taking the bullet for us because she said it could have very well hit my husband, he loves to sit in the back of the trailer."

THEY SAY GUN OWNERS - LIKE THEMSELVES - NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE.

43:13-19

"There's little kids next door to us now so that's a concern. I wouldn't want them back here." Return to index of stories...


BULLET IN A SHOEBOX-VO IN TOUCH


DEPUTIES BELIEVE THE SHOTS COME FROM A HOME NEAR BY THAT WAS USING THE OPEN FIELD FOR PRACTICE.

THEY TALKED TO MAN WHO LIVES THERE WHO DENIED SHOOTING.

SINCE THAT TALK THOUGH, THE VERHEY'S SAY THE GUN SHOTS HAVE STOPPED. Return to index of stories...


CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP


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CHASE ENDS IN RIVER-OC-VO


NEW AT 11 --

AN ACCIDENTAL POLAR PLUNGE IN SOUTH CAROLINA --

WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

LET ME EXPLAIN.

DEPUTIES NEAR COLUMBIA WERE CHASING A MAN--

WHEN HE ALL OF A SUDDEN JUST DROVE RIGHT INTO A RIVER.

YOU SEE THE GUY SMASH THROUGH A GATE--

DRIVE OFF A DIRT ROAD--

AND RIGHT INTO THE WATER.

TO MAKE IT WORSE-- HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM--

SO DEPUTIES HAD TO JUMP IN AFTER HIM TO SAVE HIM AND A WOMAN IN THE CAR TOO.

THEN ARREST HIM. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA FM-wipe-VOTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD --

THE CITY OF FORT MYERS IS CONSIDERING LIMITING THE NUMBER OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.

OTHER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES LIKE BONITA SPRINGS-- ESTERO-- AND SANIBEL HAVE *BANNED THEM ENTIRELY. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA FM-OTS


VOTERS LEGALIZED MEDICAL MARIJUANA MORE THAN A YEAR AGO.

BUT FORT MYERS MAYOR RANDY HENDERSON--

SAY THERE NEEDS TO BE A BALANCE BETWEEN WHAT PEOPLE WANT--

AND WHAT'S BEST FOR THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA FM-SOTVO


Randy Henderson / FM Mayor. /. 17:15 We need to make sure it's safe and lawfully distributed. A lot of these details haven't even been figured out yet. That's what makes it a particular challenge. 17:23:08

Jesus 15:28 I think there is a fine line of how you help people get what they need naturally and especially where you don't have the population escpeically young kids abusing something like that.

THE NEXT PUBLIC HEARING ON THIS WILL BE JANUARY 19TH.

TWO WEEKS FROM FRIDAY.

NOTHING HAS BEEN DECIDED YET. Return to index of stories...


FMPD TRUE BLUE-OC-SOTVO


THE FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL DOES WANT TO RE-BRAND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

MAYOR HENDERSON

001741 Chief Diggs has made wonderful strides in repairing restoring trust in law enforcement

COUNCILMAN JOHNNY STREETS

111831 it's an avenue of trying to restore trust and hope within the police department and community

THEY'RE PLOTTING A NEW CAMPAIGN CALLED "TRUE BLUE" --

AN ATTEMPT TO REHABILITATE THE P-D'S REPUTATION, AFTER A ROUGH YEAR.

THE FREEH REPORT ALLEGED CORRUPTION INSIDE THE DEPARTMENT.

MONEY FROM THE CITY WOULD PAY FOR POSITIVE ADVERTISING --

IN ADDITION TO WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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MISSING TEXAS GIRLS-VO IN SQBOX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

TEXAS OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN--

WHO KIDNAPPED TWO GIRLS.

BUT IT GETS WORSE.

THEIR MOTHER-- WAS FOUND DEAD AT THEIR HOME ON SUNDAY.

ABCs MARCUS MOORE GETS US MORE TONIGHT --

ON THE SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


MISSING TEXAS GIRLS-PKG


TONIGHT- THE FBI ASSISTING TEXAS POLICE IN THEIR URGENT SEARCH FOR TWO LITTLE GIRLS BELIEVEDTO BE WITH THIS MAN -- 44 YEAR OLD TERRY ALLEN MILES.

SOT POLICE: OUR CONCERN AND OUR FOCUS IS BRINGING THESE TWO GIRLS HOME SAFE.

7 YEAR-OLD LULU BANDERA-MARGARET AND HER 14 YEAR-OLD SISTER LILI GRIFFITH MISSING AFTER THEIR MOTHER TONYA BATES WAS FOUND DEAD NEWS YEAR'S EVE IN THEIR ROUND ROCK HOME OUTSIDE AUSTIN.

SOT: INDICATIONS AT THAT TIME WAS IT WAS OF A SUSPICIOUS NATURE

POLICE SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO THE FAMILY HOME *TWICE* ON SATURDAY WHEN A COWORKER AND BOYFRIEND SUSPECTED SOMETHING WAS WRONG. ON SUNDAY, THEY FOUND BATES' BODY THE GIRLS GONE

SOT: WE BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT WITH UH TERRY ALLEN MILES WILLINGLY.

TEXAS AUTHORITIES ASKING FOR PUBLIC'S HELP TONIGHT ISSUING AN AMBER ALERT FOR THE GIRLS. THEY SUSPECT IS WITH MILES, THEIR MOTHER'S ROOMMATE

POLICE RELEASING THIS PICTURE OF THE CAR THEY MAY BE TRAVELING IN

POLICE SAY THEY ARE INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS IN NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO.

MARCUS MOORE TAG

AS AUTHORITIES SEARCH THE ROADWAYS FOR THAT CAR POLICE IN LOUISIANA TELL ABC NEWS THAT BACK IN 2011 MILES WAS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE BEATING OF HIS THEN GIRLFRIEND. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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LOTTO-OTS


NEW DETAILS --

THE POWERBALL JACKPOT HAS JUMPED TO 444 *MILLION DOLLARS!

THE NEXT DRAWING IS TOMORROW NIGHT.

MEGAMILLIONS IS TONIGHT.

361 MILL UP FOR GRABS.

IF NO ONE WINS--

IT'LL GO UP TOO! Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP


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NO MORE CHOCOLATE-OC-VO


NEW AT 11 --

A DISASTER.

A CHOCOLATE SHORTAGE COULD GET WORSE.

IT COULD BECOME A CHOCOLATE *EXTINCTION.

THE BIGGEST CHOCOLATE-PRODUCING COUNTRIES--

THAT GROW MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD'S CHOCOLATE--

MIGHT BE TOO HOT TO GROW CACAO TREES BY 20-50.

AND WE RUN OUT.

SO NOW --

CANDY MAKERS LIKE MARS AND HERSHEY ARE DONATING MONEY TO RESEARCH TO FIND A NEW CACAO TREE THAT WILL BE ABLE TO STAND THE HEAT. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON BUYING TARGET??-wipe-VOTOPS


TECH ANALYSTS SAY AMAZON IS HUNTING.

A NEW REPORT SUGGESTS THE ONLINE GIANT COULD BUY *TARGET BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

INVESTORS SAY ITS AN IDEAL PARTNERSHIP BECAUSE THEY BOTH TARGET THE SAME DEMOGRAPHIC--

AND TARGET'S STORE COUNT IS IMPRESSIVE.

PLUS -- TARGET'S BEEN STRUGGLING.

BUT WHEN THIS REPORT CAME OUT --

TARGET SHARES JUMPED ALMOST FOUR PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


AUTISM DOWN-OC-VO


NEW TONIGHT --

AUTISM RATES SEEM TO BE LEVELING OFF.

THEY'D BEEN GOING UP.

NOW, STAYING FLAT.

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCHES SAY ABOUT TWO PERCENT OF AMERICAN CHILDREN HAVE SOME FORM OF AUTISM.

THAT NUMBER HAS BEEN STABLE THREE YEARS.

PART OF THE CLIMB BEFORE THAT --

WAS DUE TO A REDEFINING OF WHAT'S CONSIDERED AUTISM.

IT'S USUALLY DIAGNOSED IN CHILDHOOD.

KIDS WHO HAVE IT MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS OR UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS.

BUT THERE ARE THERAPIES SHOWING PROMISE. Return to index of stories...


DELTA TRAVEL WAIVERS-OTS-BNR


IF THE WEATHER IS RUINING YOUR WINTER VACATION PLANS--

GOOD NEWS.

DELTA IS OFFERING TO GET RID OF ANY FEES--

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR TICKET TO CERTAIN CITIES.

NEW YORK-- BOSTON-- PHILLY-- D-C--- JUST A FEW OF THOSE CITIES.

WE HAVE A FULL LIST OF IMPACTED CITIES ON OUR WEBSITE--

JUST HEAD TO ABC-7.COM. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


VERY CHILLY WEATHER CONTINUES

Temperatures averaged 10 to 15 degrees below normal today and we will continue that trend again tonight. Skies will be mostly cloudy this evening and the wind will be gusty from the north throughout the night. A few, very isolated, showers are possible as we start the day on Wednesday as an area of low pressure crosses the state. The temperatures are chilly and will stay below normal for the next 3 to 4 days.

The aforementioned low pressure area could even scare up a few flakes of snow on Wednesday, but this would be well north of Orlando. if it occurs. A few showers of rain will make for a gray and dreary day on Wednesday.

This cold snap will continue for the rest of week. By Friday morning we will run a good chance of widespread 30's for morning low temperatures. For your forward planning, it might be a good idea to cover sensitive plants on Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TZ2 A)YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-VO IN TOUCH


A YOUTUBE STAR --

IS APOLOGIZING FOR A GRUESOME VIDEO HE POSTED OVER THE WEEKEND.

I am disappointed in myself

WHY HE THOUGHT IT WAS OKAY TO SHARE VIDEO OF A DEAD BODY--

JUST MOMENTS AFTER THE VICTIM DIED.

PLUS--

PLAYBOY'S NEW LOOK.NEXT ON THE STATION WHERE YOU GET MORE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A)YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-SOTVO


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TZ 2B) PLAYBOY-wipe-VOTOPS


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GMA TEASE-BLK-SOT


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NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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CAR FIREWORKS EXPLOSION-OC-NATSVO


THIS VIDEO IS INSANE.

POLICE IN HOUSTON ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT *WHY A CAR FULL OF FIREWORKS WENT UP IN FLAMES.

SOME WITNESSES THINK SOMEONE THREW A LIT FIRECRACKER IN THE TRUNK --

BUT OTHERS SAY IT WAS JUST A FREAK ACCIDENT.

ABOUT A *THOUSAND PEOPLE SAW IT ALL HAPPEN IN A BUSY AREA ON NEW YEARS EVE.

LUCKILY EVERYONE IS O-K. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-VO IN BAM


A VERY FAMOUS YOUTUBE STAR IS APOLOGIZING FOR A VIDEO HE POSTED --

SHOWING A SUICIDE VICTIM'S BODY.

LOGAn PAUL HAS 15 MILLIONS OF SUBSCRIBERS.

AND HE TOOK A VIDEO IN A FOREST IN JAPAN THAT'S KNOWN AS "SUICIDE FOREST".

NOT SURPRISINGLY --

HE FOUND A SUICIDE VICTIM.

BUT HE POSTED THE VIDEO TO HIS YOUTUBE ACCOUNT --

WHERE MANY OF HIS FOLLOWERS ARE TEENAGERS.

HE MADE A STILL IMAGE OF THE BODY THE THUMBNAIL FOR THE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


YOUTUBE STAR GRUESOME VIDEO-SOTVO


"what we came across in the woods was unplanned the reactions you saw were raw and unfiltered none of us knew how to react or how to feel. I should've never posted that video in the first place"

THE YOUTUBER *INITIALLY SAID HE WAS DOING IT TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

THEN HE APOLOGIZED, BECAUSE PEOPLE WEREN'T BUYING IT.

HE WENT ON TO ASK HIS FANS *NOT TO DEFEND HIM--

THAT HE WAS WRONG-- AND HIS ACTIONS DON'T DESERVE TO BE DEFENDED. Return to index of stories...


PLAYBOY ENDING MAGAZINE SALES?-OC-VO


ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC MAGAZINES IN AMERICAN HISTORY --

MIGHT NOT BE A MAGAZINE ANYMORE.

*PLAYBOY IS CONSIDERING GETTING RID OF THE PRINT VERSION --

AND FOCUSING ON BRANDING AND LICENSING DEALS INSTEAD.

HUGH HEFNER CREATED PLAYBOY IN THE 50s--

BUT ONCE VIDEOS AND THE INTERNET CAME AROUND --

THE MAGAZINE HAD A HARD TIME KEEPING UP.

THE COMPANY AGREED TO PUBLISH THE MAGAZINE UNTIL HEFNER DIED--

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MORE: RECENT STRATEGIES-OTS


THIS IS PLAYBOY'S LATEST ATTEMPT AT RE-BRANDING.

IN 20-15--

THE COMPANY DECIDED IT WASN'T GOING TO PUBLISH PICTURES OF NAKED WOMEN ANYMORE.

GOING FOR MORE OF A LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE, ALA G-Q.

THAT DIDN'T WORK.

LESS THAN A YEAR LATER--

PLAYBOY BROUGHT BACK THE NUDE PICTURES. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 11-CLIP


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K9 TRAINING IN CAPE-OC, VO


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE TRAINING THEIR K-9'S FOR AN EVENT THIS WEEKEND, WHERE THEY SHOW OFF THE DOGS.

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HOSTING HEROES AND HOUNDS THIS SATURDAY AT SUN SPASH WATER PARK.

IT'S FREE.

AND FEATURES A K-9 OBSTACLE COURSE WITH ABOUT 25 DIFFERENT TEAMS.

ANY MONEY RAISED BENEFITS THE CAPE CORAL ANIMAL SHELTER, HOLIDAYS FOR HEROES, AND SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOGS.

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NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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ONLINE DATING STUDY-OTS


TODAY IS THE MOST POPULAR DAY OF THE YEAR FOR ONLINE DATING.

WHICH IS HOW I MET MY WIFE.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP TODAY.

PERHAPS NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO MEET SOMEONE.

INTERESTING HERE.

STUDIES SHOW MEN ARE QUICKER TO LOOK FOR LOVE --

WHILE WOMEN WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER TO BUY INTO WEBSITES LIKE MATCH-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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KICKER TEASE-ON CAM


COMING UP NEXT AT 11 --

THE KIDS MIGHT BE OUT OF SCHOOL-

BUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S TEACHERS ARE GETTING READY TO HEAD BACK!

HOW ONE TEACHER IS USING CEREAL TO TEACH HER CLASS WHEN THEY RETURN. Return to index of stories...


WX BUMP-AWS TOPS


AND A FINAL LOOK AT WEATHER WITH J-P--

AS WE GET READY TO BRING IN EVEN *COLDER WEATHER IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-OC-VO


WE END TONIGHT WITH OUR SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOLS.

MRS HARDY FROM MANATEE ELEMENTARY IS GETTING BAGS OF FRUIT LOOPS READY.

SHE'S GOING TO TEACH HER KIDS HOW TO DO A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USING MICROSOFT EXCEL.

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CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC 7 NEWS AT 11--

GET ALL YOUR HEADLINES FIRST THING IN THE MORNING ON GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEGINNING AT 5AM.

AND STAY RIGHT HERE FOR JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, NEXT! Return to index of stories...