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HEADLINES CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP
HL1) MISS AMERICA CHANGES-VO FIREWORKS IN TRUNK-OC-VO
HL2) ROOF RATS-VO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
HL3) IRMA RECOVERY-VO HEADLINES HALF HOUR
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL1) COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-VO
ICE BUBBLES-VOTOPS HL2) COLD WEATHER-VO IN TOUCH
GOOD MORNING-4SHOT BUMP TO BREAK-COPYRIGHT
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS BREAK THREE 6:25
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR 6AM TRX-TRX CLIP
BIG STORY-CLP HL1) NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-VO
MISS AMERICA CHANGES-SOTVO HL2) COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-VO
MISS AMERICA CHANGES-2SHOT VO IN TOUCH HL3) TEEN KILLS FAMILY-VO
GET MORE GRETCHEN CARLSON-SOTVO 6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS
GET MORE EMILY TIMES UP-2SH TOSS COLD WEATHER-VOTOPS
GET MORE EMILY TIMES UP-NAVI IN TOUCH, VOFULL, OC GOOD MORNING-4SHOT
GET MORE NYC BALLET-KEY FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
NEW TODAY-CLIP CODY ~ WEATHER-WX CTR
NEW PG CHIEF-KEY GET MORE-DO NOT TRACK
MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEETING-OC-VO NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-2SHOT
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-PKG
DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-OC-SOTVO NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-2SH TAG AND TOSS
DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-SOTVO GET MORE EMILY SNOW PRINTS-OC, VO IN TOUCH
NEW DETAILS-CLIP GET MORE EMILY SNOW PRINTS-NATSVO, OC
MIDPOINT FATAL-OC-VO GET MORE COLD MANATEES-2SH, VO
MIDPOINT FATAL-SOTVO NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
GUN ARREST NYE-OC-VO CAPE CREEP FOLO-OC-VO
GUN ARREST NYE-SOTVO CAPE CREEP FOLO-SOTVO
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP CAPE NEXT DOOR APP-KEY
FLORIDA HOT COP-OC-SS-OC NEW DETAILS-CLIP
NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-OC
CARRIE UNDERWOOD-OC-VO COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-PKG
SAFEST YEAR IN AVIATION-KEY DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TEEN KILLS FAMILY-VO IN KEY
TEASE ONE TEEN KILLS FAMILY-SOTVO
TZ1A) TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-VO WEATHER RATE OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ 1B) TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO CODY ~ FUTURE & 7 DAY-WX WALL
TZ 1C) MORE IN THE MORNING-BAM TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
TZ 1D) CODY WEATHER-WX CTR PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
BREAK ONE 6:10 AM TEASE 4-CLIP
NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP TZ4A) CAR WATER RESCUE-VO
BACHELOR RECAP-OC-VO TZ4B) LIVE SANIBEL TEASE-LIVE
POWERBALL-VO IN KEY BREAK FOUR 6:39
SPACE CAMP WITH CODY-CLIP NEW VIDEO-CLIP
SUPER MOON-VOTOPS CAR WATER RESCUE-VO IN SQBX VO FULL
SUPER MOON-3SHOT CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP
WEARTHER RATE OPEN-CLIP FL MINIUMUM WAGE-OC-VO
CODY FUTURE & 7 DAY-WXWALL FL MINIUMUM WAGE-SOTVO
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS GET MORE OTHER WAGES-VO IN KEY
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT GET MORE MARIJUANA-VO IN KEY
MORE IN THE MORNING-CLIP GET MORE ILLINOIS-WIPE VO
MITM-2SHOT-CAM 6 STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP
MITM-BAM CODY ~ TOWER CAMS-WX WALL
MITM-PKG TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
MITM-OC PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
MITM ANCHOR Q &A-3SHOT NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
MITM ANCHOR Q &A-OC SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-2SHOT-BOXES
GET MORE-KEY SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-LIVE
NEW DETAILS-CLIP SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-VO
TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-SOTVO SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-SOT
TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-OC-VO SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-LIVE
TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-SOTVO NEW VIDEO-CLIP
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP MARIA MENOUNOS-OC-VO
TEASE TWO NEW DETAILS-CLIP
TZ1B) IRMA RECOVERY-VO TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-OC-VO
TZ 2B) CODY WEATHER TEASE-WX GFX TOPS TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOTVO
BREAK TWO 6:21 AM TEASE FIVE-CLIP
IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP BREAK FIVE 6:50AM
BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOTVO GMA FIRST LOOK-CLIP - PKG
BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-2SHOT VO IN TOUCH TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOTVO TS 1) SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-VOTOPS
GET MORE TOMATO SHORTAGE-OC-VO TS 2) FL MINIUMUM WAGE-VOTOPS
GET MORE TOMATO SHORTAGE-SOTVO TS 3) MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEETING-VOTOPS
NEW VIDEO-CLIP ACCIDENT DELAYS-FDOT
LEE NEW BABY-OC-VO TS 4) BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-VOTOPS
LEE NEW BABY-SOTVO TS 5) CAPE CREEP FOLO-VOTOPS
COLLIER NEW BABY-OC-VO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-5SHOT-SUPER
COLLIER NEW BABY-SOTVO  


HEADLINES


CODY WEATHER HEADLINE FIRST

A MISS AMERICA--

TAKE OVER.

FOUR FORMER PAGEANT WINNERS--

NOW HELPING LEAD THE ORGANIZATION.

WHY THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS--

ITS EVER HAPPENED.

RODENTS--

INVADING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOMES.

WHY HOMES DAMAGED IN THE HURRICANE--

COULD BE AT RISK--

OF ROOF RATS.

THEN--

THE HURRICANE RECOVERY--

IN 2018.

FOR MANY--

A NEW YEAR--

DOES NOT MEAN IRMA IS IN THE PAST. Return to index of stories...


HL1) MISS AMERICA CHANGES-VO


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HL2) ROOF RATS-VO


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HL3) IRMA RECOVERY-VO


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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ICE BUBBLES-VOTOPS


THE UNITED STATES--

IS COLD.

LOOK AT THIS.

BUBBLES IN KANSAS CITY--

FREEZING WITHIN SECONDS.

IT WAS NEGATIVE THREE WHEN THAT VIDEO WAS TAKEN. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-4SHOT


GOOD MORNING IM GREG PARKER.

AND IM CHRISTINA CARILLA, JOINED BY EMILY BURRIS AND CODY MURPHY.

AND ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT COLD ENOUGH TO FREEZE BUBBLES HERE--

IT IS PRETTY CHILLY.

CODY? Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLP


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MISS AMERICA CHANGES-SOTVO


"having someone bully and belittle you, demean you, degrade you in any way is not ok no matter what."

IT'S A MISS AMERICA TAKE OVER.

FORMER MISS AMERICA CEO-- SAM HASKELL--

FORCED TO RESIGN.

IN HIS PLACE--

1989 WINNER AND FORMER NEWS ANCHOR GRETCHEN CARLSON.

AND SHE'S NOT THE ONLY WOMAN TAKING A LEADERSHIP ROLE. Return to index of stories...


MISS AMERICA CHANGES-2SHOT VO IN TOUCH


THREE OTHER FORMER MISS AMERICAS WERE ALSO APPOINTED.

THEIR JOBS START IMMEDIATELY.

THIS COMES AFTER EMAILS WERE LEAKED---

EXPOSING CRUDE, SEXIST AND DEROGATORY COMMENTS ABOUT THE CONTESTANTS AND WINNERS.

THOSE EMAILS--

ALLEGEDLY CAME FROM WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION--

INCLUDING FROM THE FORMER CHAIRMAN.

49 FORMER MISS AMERICAS DEMANDED HASKELL AND OTHERS STEP DOWN, DESCRIBING A CULTURE OF ABUSE.

THAT INCLUDED CARLSON, WHO IS NOW IN CHARGE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME A FORMER PAGEANT WINNER HAS SERVED AS THE LEADER---

EVER.

THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION IS 100 YEARS OLD.

AND FOR CARLSON--

FIGHTING A CULTURE OF ABUSE--

ISN'T SOMETHING NEW. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE GRETCHEN CARLSON-SOTVO


" you hear that it is going to be your fault. that you're not going to be believed. that you're going to lose your job."

WELL BEFORE THE HASHTAG METOO MOVEMENT -- CARLSON FAMOUSLY WENT PUBLIC ABOUT ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT FOX NEWS-- AND SETTLED A LAWSUIT FOR 20 MILLION DOLLARS AGAINST THEN FOX NEWS CEO - ROGER AILES. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE EMILY TIMES UP-2SH TOSS


AND CARLSON IS NOT THE ONLY WOMAN TAKING ACTION --

ANOTHER HEADLINE OVERNIGHT --

A MAJOR COALITION BEING FORMED OUT OF THE "ME- TOO" MOVEMENT --

EMILY'S GETTING US MORE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE EMILY TIMES UP-NAVI IN TOUCH, VOFULL, OC


SOME OF HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST FEMALE STARS ARE BANDING TOGETHER IN AN ANTI- HARASSMENT COALITION CALLED "TIME'S UP.

THE GROUP LAUNCHED MONDAY WITH AN OPEN LETTER VOWING SUPPORT FOR WOMEN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS AND BEYOND.

REESE WITHERSPOON, SHONDA RHIMES, JENNIFER ANISTON AMONG HUNDREDS OF HOLLYWOOD WOMEN ARE BEHIND THE GROUP -- CREATING A MULTI- MILLION DOLLAR LEGAL DEFENSE FUND AND PROMISING TO ADVOCATE FOR LEGISLATION COMBATTING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT.

THEY'VE ALREADY GOTTEN DONATIONS FROM HOLLYWOOD HEAVYWEIGHTS LIKE MERYL STREEP -- TAYLOR SWIFT -- AND VIOLA DAVIS.

THE GROUP IS BACKING THE MOVEMENT FOR WOMEN TO WEAR BLACK AT SUNDAY'S GOLDEN GLOBES CEREMONY -- IN SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND IN PROTEST OF GENDER INEQUALITY. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE NYC BALLET-KEY


THE LONGTIME LEADER OF THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET---

IS STEPPING DOWN.

HE'S BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.

THE 71-YEAR-OLD ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT MONDAY.

BUT HE CONTINUES TO DENY THAT HE SEXUALLY HARASSED OR ABUSED MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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NEW PG CHIEF-KEY


TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF WORK FOR THE NEW PUNTA GORDA POLICE CHIEF.

PAMELA DAVIS WILL NOW BE IN CHARGE.

SHE CAME HERE FROM BALTIMORE---

WHERE SHE WAS THE DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING AT THE POLICE ACADEMY THERE.

SHE HAS 26 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN POLICE SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEETING-OC-VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME---

FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WILL PUBLICLY DISCUSS BRINGING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES INTO CITY LIMITS.

ITS PLANNED FOR TODAY--

IN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

THEY TALKED ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES LAST MONTH---BUT NOT IN A PUBLIC MEETING.

STATE LAW REQUIRES THE DISPENSARIES TO BE TREATED LIKE A PHARMACY AND BE AT LEAST 500 FEET FROM A SCHOOL.

CITY COUNCILS IN FORT MYERS BEACH, ESTERO, SANIBEL ISLAND AND PUNTA GORDA ALL RECENTLY VOTED TO BAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-OC-SOTVO


THIS MORNING--

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE DEADLY AMBUSH IN COLORADO.

ONE DEPUTY DIED AND FOUR OTHERS WERE INJURED.

WE NOW KNOW THE SUSPECTS NAME--

AND WHAT OFFICIALS BELIEVE MOTIVATED HIM--

TO TARGET LAW ENFORCEMENT.

"we have one deputy down inside the apartment. i'm not getting anything from him. all of us have been hit at least once."

HIS NAME IS MATTHEW RIEHL AND HE WAS 37-YEARS-OLD.

HE WAS KILLED BY A SWAT TEAM--

AFTER SHOOTING FIVE DEPUTIES AND TWO CIVILIANS.

HE WAS ALREADY ON THE RADAR OF LAW ENFORCEMENT--

AFTER SEVERAL RANTS AGAINST POLICE.

RIEHL SERVED IN THE WYOMING NATIONAL GUARD FOR SIX YEARS

HE ALSO GRADUATED LAW SCHOOL IN WYOMING.

BUT AFTER SEVERAL FACEBOOK RANTS ABOUT THE SCHOOL---THE ASSISTANT DEAN THERE--

TOLD STUDENTS AND STAFF TO CALL POLICE IF HE WAS SPOTTED ON CAMPUS. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-SOTVO


"in this day and age, law enforcement has to consider indicators of somebody having mental health issues and factor that into whether they are either planning to commit a crime or are capable of committing one.

29-YEAR OLD DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY ZACKARI PARRISH - MARRIED WITH TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS- WAS KILLED.

LAST NIGHT THERE WAS A VIGIL IN HIS HONOR. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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MIDPOINT FATAL-OC-VO


A LEE COUNTY MAN IS DEAD--

AFTER CRASHING HIS MOTORCYCLE ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED YESTERDAY--

AND OUR CAMERAS WERE THERE AS CREWS TOOK THE BIKE AWAY.

FORT MYERS AND CAPE CORAL POLICE SHUT DOWN ONE LAND OF THE BRIDGE FOR A COUPLE HOURS.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US THEY BELIEVE SPEED CAUSE OF THE CRASH.

THE IMPACT WAS SO SEVERE---

HE FLEW OVER THE BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT FATAL-SOTVO


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


GUN ARREST NYE-OC-VO


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAD TO TAZE A MAN---

AFTER HE THREATENED A SECURITY GUARD AT A BAR WITH A GUN.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US ON SATURDAY NIGHT---

LEO PEREZ TRIED TO GET INTO MI TIERRA BAR ON COLLIER BOULEVARD AFTER IT CLOSED.

WHEN THE SECURITY GUARD WOULDN'T LET HIM IN---

PEREZ TOLD THE GUARD THAT HE WOULD FIGHT HIM AND THEN SHOWED HIM HIS HAND GUN.

WHEN DEPUTIES SHOWED UP---

THEY SAY PEREZ PULLED HIS GUN ON THEM---BUT THEN THREW IT AWAY.

PEREZ ALLEGEDLY IGNORED COMMANDS FROM DEPUTIES TO GET ON THE GROUND---AND STARTED WALKING AWAY.

THAT'S WHEN DEPUTIES TAZED PEREZ AND ARRESTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


GUN ARREST NYE-SOTVO


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 DID NOT GET HURT. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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FLORIDA HOT COP-OC-SS-OC


A GAINESVILLE POLICE OFFICER--

WHO GAINED FAME AS ONE OF THE "HOT COPS"--

IS RESIGNING.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THIS PICTURE.

IT WENT VIRAL--

AFTER THE POLICE OFFICERS TOOK A SELFIE WHILE RESPONDING TO HURRICANE IRMA.

THE PICTURE DREW THOUSANDS OF ADMIRERS.

BUT THEN ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ONE OF THE OFFICERS SURFACED.

Officer Michael Hamill WAS ACCUSED OF POSTING ANTI-SEMITIC STATUSES, AND HAVING SEX WHILE ON DUTY.

NOW--

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS ALL FO THEIR RECRUITS WILL HAVE TO VISIT THE FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM BEFORE THEY ARE SWORN IN. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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CARRIE UNDERWOOD-OC-VO


CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS RECOVERING--

AFTER NEEDED 40 STICHES IN HER FACE.

SHE HASN'T RELEASED A PICTURE YET--

BUT SAYS SHE LOOKS A BIT DIFFERENT.

THE COUNTRY MUSIC STAR FELL IN NOVEMBER, ON THE STEPS OUTSIDE HER HOME.

SHE ALSO BROKE HER WRIST--

FORCING HER TO CANCEL HER BENEFIT CONCERT.

SHE REVEALED HER INJURIES IN AN END OF THE YEAR MESSAGE TO HER FANS. Return to index of stories...


SAFEST YEAR IN AVIATION-KEY


2017--

WAS A VERY SAFE YEAR FOR AVIATION.

NOT A SINGLE PERSON DIED ON A COMMERICAL FLIGHT LAST YEAR---

ACCORDING TO A NEW DUTCH REPORT.

THAT DATA DOES NOT INCLUDE CARGO PLANES, OR THE SMALL, PROPELLER PLANES.

THE LAST MAJOR AIRLINE ACCIDENT WAS IN NOVEMBER OF 2016--

WHEN A PLANE CARRYING AN ENTIRE SOCCER TEAM CRASHED.

ONLY SIX OF THE 77 PEOPLE ON BOARD SURVIVED. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


A NEW YEAR DEADLINE---

MISSED.

THE OUT OF BUSINESS TRAVEL AGENCY--

THAT IS NOT REFUNDING IT'S CUSTOMERS.

THEN--

THE RISING TOMATO PRICES.

WHY THE HIKE IN WHAT YOU PAY AT THE GROCERY STORE--

CAN BE BLAMED ON HURRICANE IRMA. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-VO


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TZ 1B) TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO


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TZ 1C) MORE IN THE MORNING-BAM


IT'S COLD OUTSIDE--

--WHICH MEAN RODENTS ARE LOOKING TO *YOUR HOME FOR WARMTH.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S RAT PROBLEM--

--NEXT ON MORE IN THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TZ 1D) CODY WEATHER-WX CTR


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BREAK ONE 6:10 AM


Break One 6:10 AM Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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BACHELOR RECAP-OC-VO


LAST NIGHT WAS THE PREMIER OF THIS SEASON OF THE BACHELOR--

AND A LOT WENT DOWN.

SPOILER ALERT, IF YOU MISSED LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE.

ARIE IS BACK--

AFTER LOSING ON THE BACHELORETTE A FEW SEASONS BACK.

QUITE A FEW WOMEN WERE INTRODUCED LAST NIGHT--

BUT A FEW STICK OUT.

TWO WOMEN KISSED ARIE--

BRITTANY AND CHELSEA.

SPEAKING OF CHELSEA--

IS APPEARS SHE'S CLAIMING THE TITLE OF VILLIAN FOR THIS YEAR'S SEASON.

SHE GOT THE FIRST IMPRESSION ROSE.

BY THE END OF THE NIGHT--

JESSICA, BRITTANE, AMBER, ALI, OLIVIA, NYSHA, BRIANA, AND LAUREN J ALL WENT HOME. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL-VO IN KEY


ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY?

YOU MIGHT WANT TO BUY A FEW LOTTERY TICKETS.

THE POWERBALL JACKPOT IS NOW UP TO 440 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE NEXT DRAWING FOR THAT--

IS TOMORROW.

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 TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SPACE CAMP WITH CODY-CLIP


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SUPER MOON-VOTOPS


A NEW YEAR--

AND A NEW SUPER MOON.

LAST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST OF THIS MONTH'S SUPER MOONS.

IT WAS CALLED THE WOLF MOON--

AND NASA SAID IT WAS THE "BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST" FOR 2018.

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-3SHOT


CHAT Return to index of stories...


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.Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


14

adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


MORE IN THE MORNING-CLIP


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MITM-2SHOT-CAM 6


RODENTS ARE INVADING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOMES--

--AND IF HURRICANE IRMA DAMAGED *YOUR HOUSE --YOU MIGHT BE AT RISK FOR AN INFESTATION.

ABC7'S CHRIS LOVINGOOD IS IN FOR MORE IN THE MORNING--

--CHRIS--WHAT CAN BE DONE TO GET RID OF THESE PESTS? Return to index of stories...


MITM-BAM


LARUE PEST MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDS HOMEOWNERS CAREFULLY EXAMINE THE OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOUSES.

YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR POSSIBLE ENTRYWAYS THAT RATS CAN USE.

ACT FAST ENOUGH--AND YOU MIGHT AVOID--*THIS Return to index of stories...


MITM-PKG


IF YOUR SKIN IS CRAWLING--

IMAGINE THESE RODENTS IN *YOUR HOME.

THAT'S A REALITY *RIGHT NOW--ALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

"We get calls on Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral; I've

been everywhere for rodents."

MEET ABBY TRAPNELL OF LARUE PEST MANAGEMENT.

SHE'S SEEN THE BAD---THE WORSE--AND THE UGLY OF RAT INFESTATIONS--

AND IT ALL STARTS--WITH ONE.LITTLE.HOLE.

"Anything the size of a quarter or larger you want to make sure

you seal out."

TO FIND THAT HOLE--ABBY SAYS EXAMINE EVERY INCH OF THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR

HOME.

AT THIS LEHIGH ACRES HOUSE--FORMER TENANTS TRIED USING "T-SHIRTS" TO BLOCK

OUT THE RATS.

ABBY SAYS THAT DOESN'T DO A THING.

"If you're doing it yourself,make sure you're using good,sturdy

materials like wire; 22-gauge wire, the steel wool, foam."

MATERIALS THAT ARE TOUGH FOR RATS TO CHEW THROUGH.

We sealed around the electrical here, so something like that

they could climb right up onto the electrical and get right into the

attic."

|BUTT TO|

on the roof stacks we have these PVC covers called Critter

Quitters."

CLEAN UP

TRIM ANY TREES THAT MIGHT MAKE FOR AN EASY ROUTE FOR RATS TO GET ONTO YOUR

ROOF.

AND ONE MORE THING--SANITIZE. SANITIZE. SANITIZE. Return to index of stories...


MITM-OC


LARUE PEST CONTROL SAYS *THAT HOUSE IN LEHIGH ACRES COST 14-HUNDRED BUCKS TO SEAL, TRAP, REMOVE, AND SANITIZE.

BUT YOU *COULD PAY MORE. Return to index of stories...


MITM ANCHOR Q &A-3SHOT


CHRIS--WHAT'S A WORST CASE SCENARIO FOR A RAT INFESTATION OUT-OF-POCKET COST? Return to index of stories...


MITM ANCHOR Q &A-OC


ANOTHER PEST CONTROL COMPANY SAYS IF THE INFESTATION IN AN ATTIC GETS OUT OF HAND--

--YOU'LL HAVE TO GO THROUGH ATTIC RESTORATION.

THAT INVOLVES REMOVING ISULATION, DISINFECTING THAT SPACE--THEN

REINSTALLING THE INSULATION.

PRICETAG--UP TO 10-GRAND--

--AND NO--HOUSE INSURANCE WILL LIKELY *NOT COVER THAT. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE-KEY


THANKS CHRIS.

NOW--- LET'S GET YOU MORE ON THAT.

FORT MYERS WAS LISTED NUMBER FIVE ON A LIST OF TOP 15 CITIES FOR ROOF RATS.

PEST MANAGEMENT COMPANY TERMINIX RELEASED THIS NUMBER FROM MORE THAN 300 OF

THEIR NATIONWIDE BRANCHES.

MIAMI RANKED NUMBER THREE--AND SAVANNAH, GEORGIA TOOK THE NUMBER ONE SPOT. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-SOTVO


AL 9:37:50 We're expecting that we will be complete by the end of the year. R: so people can expect to get their money back by December 31? Yes 9:37:58

YOU JUST HEARD THE PRESIDENT OF A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRAVEL AGENCY SAY THAT CUSTOMERS WOULD BE REFUNDED BY DECEMBER 31ST.

BUT--

IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-OC-VO


THE DEADLINE HAS COME AND GONE--

AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CUSTOMERS--

ARE STILL MISSING THEIR MONEY.

LEGENDARY JOURNEYS ABRUPTLY CLOSED ITS DOORS IN NOVEMBER -- LEAVING DOZENS OF CUSTOMERS OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND WITH NO VACATIONS IN SIGHT.

THOSE CUSTOMERS--

PUT DEPOSITS DOWN FOR FLIGHTS, HOTELS, TOURS--

THE WORKS.

THE PRESIDENT SAID CUSTOMERS WOULD BE REFUNDED BY THE END OF THE YEAR -- BUT CUSTOMERS SAY THAT NEVER HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL AGENCY DEADLINE-SOTVO


CAROLYN ROSS, PUNTA GORDA 18:18 very frustrated, upset, disappointed of course 18:23

BUTTO

JERRY ROSS, PUNTA GORDA 12:01 no one that we know of has received anything and i don't believe they will 12:05

ABC7 CALLED HIM FOR AN UPDATED COMMENT--- BUT HE HAS NOT RETURNED OUR PHONE CALLS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


FOUR MONTHS LATER--

THE HURRICANE IRMA RECOVERY --

CONTINUES.

AND YOU MIGHT BE FEELING THE EFFECTS--

AT THE GROCERY STORE.

THE TOMATO SHORTAGE IN FLORIDA--

AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B) IRMA RECOVERY-VO


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TZ 2B) CODY WEATHER TEASE-WX GFX TOPS


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BREAK TWO 6:21 AM


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


IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP


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BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOTVO


00:45:05***

00:45:18-:24***

I don't wanna do this again, I hope it never happens again, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy, I really wouldn't.

FOR MANY PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

THEY'RE LEAVING 2017--

AND THE MEMORIES OF HURRICANE IRMA--

BEHIND.

BUT FOR SOME--

IT'S NOT THAT EASY.

THEY'RE STILL CLEANING UP. Return to index of stories...


BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-2SHOT VO IN TOUCH


2017 WAS A DEVASTATING YEAR FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SHADY RIVER LANE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE DEBRIS THATS STILL SITTING IN DUMPSTERS OUTSIDE MANY PEOPLES HOMES-- NEARLY 4 MONTHS LATER.

COUNTLESS RESIDENTS IN BUCKINGHAM--

AND OTHER PLACES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

ARE STILL WAITING TO MOVE BACK HOME.

FOR OTHERS--

WHO HAVE RETURNED--

THEY SPENT THEIR HOLIDAYS--

CLEANING. Return to index of stories...


BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOTVO


01:11:54-01:12:00****

We moved on Christmas and here we are on New Year's, we aren't partying. We're fixing our house

FOR THOSE STILL DISPLACED--

THEY'RE HOPING TO MOVE BACK BY EASTER. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE TOMATO SHORTAGE-OC-VO


AND THAT HURRICANE--

STILL HAVING AN IMPACT--

IN THE GROCERY STORE.

HURRICANE IMRA IS BEING BLAMED FOR A TOMATO SHORTAGE IN FLORIDA--

THAT'S NOW BEING FELT NATIONWIDE.

YOU MIGHT HAVE NOTICED IT--

THE PRICE OF TOMATOS GOING UP IN THE GROCERY STORE.

IT'S GOTTEN SO BAD IN PARTS OF FLORIDA--

THAT RESTAURANTS HAVE STOPPED SERVING TOMATOS ALL TOGETHER.

IT'S POSSIBLE THE TOMATO PRICE HIKE COULD BE SHORT-LIVED.

IMPORTS FROM MEXICO WILL LIKELY ARRIVE LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE TOMATO SHORTAGE-SOTVO


Jessica Garcia, Shopper:

"They have gone up in price. Have you noticed? I have! It is noticeable. I have children. So you buy a lot? I buy a lot of groceries."

IT'S POSSIBLE THE TOMATO PRICE HIKE COULD BE SHORT-LIVED.

THE-PACKER-DOT-COM SAYS THAT IMPORTS FROM MEXICO WILL LIKELY ARRIVE LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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LEE NEW BABY-OC-VO


THE FIRST BABY TO BE BORN IN LEE COUNTY IN 2018 ARRIVED AT 2:05 YESTERDAY MORNING — 5 WEEKS BEFORE HIS DUE DATE.

BABY DOMINIC'S MOTHER AND FATHER SAY THEY WERE CELEBRATING NEW YEARS AT HOME WITH THEIR THREE OTHER CHILDREN WHEN SHE WENT INTO LABOR.

THEY SAY THEYRE STILL SHOCKED HES HERE AND CANT WAIT TO TELL HIM ABOUT HIS SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WHEN HE GETS OLDER. Return to index of stories...


LEE NEW BABY-SOTVO


Luis and Brooke whatts/father and mother

12:09:42 you know it's something that we can always tell him you were the first one in 2018, so, he'll have a unique story, that's for sure 49

DOMINIC WAS BORN WEIGHING SIX POUNDS AND ONE OUNCE, AND IS 19 INCHES LONG. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW BABY-OC-VO


BUT IN COLLIER COUNTY--

THE YEAR'S FIRST BABY--

IF A GIRL.

AT TWO O'CLOCK MONDAY MORNING---IMMOKALEE RESIDENT --MELISSA GONZALEZ

--GAVE BIRTH TO BABY GIRL ALANI AT NORTH COLLIER HOSPITAL.

GONZALEZ HAS TWO DAUGHTERS ALREADY BUT SAYS HER THIRD GIRL WILL

CERTAINLY HAVE THE MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY DATE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW BABY-SOTVO


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!"

SHE SAYS HER BUNDLE OF JOY WAS BORN ONE DAY EARLY WEIGHING IN AT SEVEN

POUNDS-- 15 OUNCES. Return to index of stories...


CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP


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FIREWORKS IN TRUNK-OC-VO


A NEW YEAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY---

THAT NO ONE PLANNED FOR.

LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.

A TEXAS MAN HAD A TRUNK FILLED WITH FIREWORKS--

WHEN THEY STARTED TO GO OFF.

THE FIRE STARTED WHEN A DIFFERENT FIREWORK LANDED IN HIS TRUCK.

THAT ONE--

SET OFF MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED MORE.

HIS CAR WAS PARTIALLY BURNED--

BUT NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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HEADLINES HALF HOUR


A FLORIDA FAMILY OF FOUR--

KILLED IN COSTA RICA.

WHAT WE KNOW NOW--

ABOUT THE DEADLY PLANE CRASH--

JUST AHEAD.

THEN--

THE ABSOLUTELY FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN MUCH OF THE U-S---

LEADING TO SOME BIZARRE COLD WEATHER CHALLENGES. Return to index of stories...


HL1) COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-VO


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HL2) COLD WEATHER-VO IN TOUCH


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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 TRX-TRX CLIP


THE NATIONAL COLD FREEZE---

REACHING DOWN TO FLORIDA.

AHEAD--

THE DANGEROUSLY LOW TEMPERATURES--

AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEN--

THE FLORIDA FAMIY OF FOUR--

KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH.

THE HOLIDAY TRAGEDY--

AHEAD.

PLUS--

A TEEN--

ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS ENTIRE FAMILY--

JUST HOURS BEFORE THE NEW YEAR.

***OPEN CLIP**** Return to index of stories...


HL1) NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-VO


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HL2) COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-VO


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HL3) TEEN KILLS FAMILY-VO


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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COLD WEATHER-VOTOPS


THE ENTIRE NATION--

IS COLD.

UP NORTH--

TEMPERATURES DIVING WELL BELOW FREEZING.

AND HERE IN FLORIDA--

COLD WEATHER SHELTERS OPENING IN TAMPA AND ORLANDO.

2018--

STARTING OFF COLD. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-4SHOT


AD LIB GOOD MORNING Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

CODY ~ WEATHER-WX CTR


Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


GET MORE-DO NOT TRACK


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NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-2SHOT


NOW LET'S GET YOU MORE.

THOSE COLD TEMPS--

ARE BREAKING RECORDS ACROSS THE NATION--

AS WIND CHILL ALERTS ARE PUT IN PLACE FROM TEXAS--TO MAINE.

THE CONDITIONS -- POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING.

ABC'S STEPHANIE RAMOS HAS MORE ON THE BITTLERLY COLD TEMPERATURES. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-PKG


SO FAR ---2018 IS OFF TO A BITTERLY COLD START ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY.WITH RECORD SETTING LOW TEMPERATURES AND DANGEROUS WINDS.

NATS: WIND IN CHICAGO

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN CHICAGO ON NEW YEARS DAY ---JUST 1.

NATS: NYC NYE

IN NYC, 9 DEGREES AT MIDNIGHT FOR THE BALL DROP.

NATS:

CUT HERE****

THE COLD TEMPS ---RELENTLESS.

FROM FROZEN FOUNTAINS TO SEVERAL SPINOUTS ON ICY ROADS.

WATCH AS THIS EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WORKER ALMOST GETS HIT BY A CAR AS HE SLIPS ON THE ICE.

sot: ALAN ROSE/DRIVER "you're afraid to stop because someone could hit you. You're afraid to keep going because you don't know what is up there."

PEOPLE LAYERING UP TO BATTLE THE COLD TEMPERATURES ?THAT ARE FEELING MORE LIKE BELOW ZERO FROM THE MIDWEST TO THE NORTHEAST.

NATS:NATS;

THIS FAMILY IN KANSAS STOCKING UP ON WATER.

THE WATER PIPES IN THEIR HOME ---FROZEN.

SOT

AND THEIR WATER COMPANY CANT DO MUCH AT THIS POINT.

SOT

WHICH MAY BE AWHILE.THE DEEP FREEZE IS EXPANDING INTO THE DEEP SOUTH -- AND ANOTHER ARCTIC BLAST IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE MIDWEST TO NORTHEAST LATER THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL COLD WEATHER-2SH TAG AND TOSS


STEPHANIE RAMOS REPORTING.

LIGHT SNOW AND ICE IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE SOUTHEAST IN THE COMING DAYS BUT THE BIGGER CONCERN IS THAT ARCTIC AIR COMING IN BEHIND IT FOR THE NORTHEAST.

BUT DESPITE SOME OF THE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS --

PEOPLE ARE FINDING WAYS TO HAVE FUN --

AND IT'S GOING VIRAL! EMILY? Return to index of stories...


GET MORE EMILY SNOW PRINTS-OC, VO IN TOUCH


YEAH THIS IS SOMETHING CALLED THE SNOW FACE CHALLENGE --

AND IT'S GIVING A NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE BRAIN FREEZE. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE EMILY SNOW PRINTS-NATSVO, OC


"AHH! OMG! HAHA! "

PEOPLE ARE DUNKING THEIR HEADS INTO PILES OF SNOW -- FOR FUN!

IT TAKES A REALLY NICE PILE OF FRESH SHOW ON A NICE FLAT SURFACE -- YOUR PATIO -- PICNIC TABLE OR EVEN A GRILL --

IF YOU CAN STAND FEELING LIKE A HUMAN SNOW CONE FOR A FEW SECONDS --

YOU'LL COME AWAY WITH THIS --

A HILARIOUS IMPRINT OF YOUR FACE --

THAT LOOKS LIKE A CREEPY SCULPTURE OF YOU GRIMACING!

THE TREND IS TAKING FACEBOOK BY STORM --

WITH VIDEOS GETTING THOUSANDS OF LIKES AND SHARES --

SO IF YOU HAVE FAMILY UP NORTH -- HERE'S SOMETHING TO DO WHEN THAT NEXT ROUND OF SNOW HITS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE COLD MANATEES-2SH, VO


NOW LET'S GET YOU EVEN MORE.

THE COLD IS EVEN HAVING AN EFFECT ON WILDLIFE HERE IN FLORIDA.

MANATEES ARE LEAVING THE GULF--

AND MOVING TO WARMER WATERS.

THIS VIDEO--

OUT OF BLUE SPRING PARK IN VOLUSIA COUNTY.

PARK OFFICIALS SAY WHEN THE TEMPERTATURES DROP --

YOU CAN SEE UP TO 4-HUNDRED MANATEES ON ANY GIVEN DAY.

BLUE SPRING PARK STAYS 72 DEGREES ALL YEAR LONG --

MAKING IT AN ATTRACTIVE SPOT FOR THE MANATEES TO GO AND WARM UP. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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CAPE CREEP FOLO-OC-VO


THIS MORNING--

AN UPDATE--

ON A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU YESTERDAY MORNING.

WE NOW HAVE MORE ANSWERS--

AFTER A MAN WAS SEEN TAKING PICTURES OF A CAPE CORAL HOME.

IN THE VIDEO, THE MAN IS SEEN TAKING A PHOTO OF THE DOOR AND WALKING AWAY.

TURNS OUT, HE IS A SUBCONTRACTOR FOR A COMPANY CALLED CREDIBLE HOME INSPECTION --

A BUSINESS THAT IS CONTRACTED BY MORTGAGE COMPANIES TO DO OCCUPANCY CHECKS ON HOMES.

THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY SAYS THEY MUST TAKE A PHOTO TO PROVE TO THE BANK THAT THEY WENT TO THE RIGHT HOME.

HE SAYS ALL OF HIS CONTRACTORS ARE BACKGROUND CHECKED AND THEY MEANT NO HARM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CREEP FOLO-SOTVO


12:39:10 we're not snooping around, were just trying to do our job and show the mortgage company that their home is occupied and its in good standing condition 25

JASON YANESH SAYS EVEN THOUGH MOST PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE OF THE INDUSTRY --

IT'S FAIRLY COMMON.

HIS COMPANY DID EIGHT THOUSAND INSPECTIONS ALONE LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE NEXT DOOR APP-KEY


LET'S GET YOU MORE.

CAPE CORAL IS PARTNERING WITH THE NEXT DOOR APP--

TO HELP KEEP AN EYE ON SITUATIONS JUST LIKE THIS.

THE APP LETS PEOPLE POST ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

IN TURN--

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT--

AND CITY OFFICIALS CAN WORK WITH PEOPLE DIRECTLY.

RIGHT NOW-- MORE THAN 13 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN CAPE CORAL USE THE NEXTDOOR APP. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-OC


WE'RE LEARNING MORE, AS THE DAYS GO BY, ABOUT THE TEN AMERICANS WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRASH IN COSTA RICA ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

THEY INCLUDE A FAMILY OF FIVE FROM NEW YORK, A FAMILY OF FOUR FROM FLORIDA, AND THEIR TRAVEL GUIDE.

.AND, OF COURSE, THE TWO COSTA RICAN PILOTS WHO ALSO DIED IN THE CRASH.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH-PKG


AMANDA GEISSLER WENT ON A TRIP TO COSTA RICA, ACTING AS A TRAVEL GUIDE FOR TWO AMERICAN FAMILIES.

THE 33-YEAR-OLD WAS AMONG 12 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN A PLANE CRASH ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

GEISSLER'S FAMILY ISSUED A STATEMENT, SAYING IN PART, "AMANDA'S LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS, SETTING GOALS AND CRUSHING THEM, AND ADORATION FOR HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE LIKE NO OTHER."

"IF AMANDA COULD LEAVE US ALL WITH ONE THING, IT WOULD BE: WRITE DOWN WHATEVER IT IS YOU WANT TO DO. AND MAKE IT HAPPEN."

OUTSIDE A HOME IN BELLEAIR, FLORIDA, FLOWERS FOR FOUR OTHER VICTIMS OF THE SAME PLANE CRASH.

LESLIE AND MITCHELL WEISS WERE BOTH DOCTORS -- THEY WORKED TOGETHER AT THE SAME HOSPITAL.

Dr. Greg Savel, Worked with Drs. Leslie and Mitchell Weiss:

"The two of them looked like they were newlyweds. They really cared for each other a great deal, and it was an awesome thing to see.

THE COUPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN, ARI AND HANNAH, WERE ON THE SAME PLANE AS THE STEINBERG FAMILY: BRUCE AND IRENE, AND THEIR THREE SONS, ZACHARY, WILLIAM, AND MATTHEW.

OLGA VILLATORO HELPED TAKE CARE OF THE BOYS FOR THE LAST 14 YEARS.

SHE TALKED TO THEM JUST BEFORE THEY LEFT.

Voice of Olga Villatoro, Steinberg family caretaker:

"I say, 'Bye-bye. Good luck.' Hugs. 'I love you. I'll see you next year.'"

THE STEINBERGS, THE WEISSES, GEISSLER, AND TWO COSTA RICAN PILOTS ALL DIED WHEN THEIR PLANE CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKE-OFF ON NEW YEAR'S EVE; JUST AFTER NOON ON SUNDAY.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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TEEN KILLS FAMILY-VO IN KEY


THE TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING FOUR PEOPLE--

WILL FACE A NEW JERSEY JUDGE TODAY.

POLICE SAY THE TEEN KILLED HIS PARENTS, HIS SISTER, AND A FAMILY FRIEND NEW YEARS EVE.

OFFICIALS SAY THE FAMILY WAS HOSTING A NEW YEARS EVE PARTY.

JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT, NEIGHBORS DOWN THE STREET HEARD GUNSHOTS.

THE GRANDFATHER AND A BROTHER WERE HOME BUT UNHARMED.

THE PROSECUTOR SAYS THE SUSPECT USED A CENTURY ARMS SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE, LEGALLY OWNED BY ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER. AND THE SUSPECT DID NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


TEEN KILLS FAMILY-SOTVO


Walter Montelione, Cousin: "He was a good kid. He was a little you know slow with learning disabilities but he knows right from wrong."

THE PROSECUTOR SAYS THE SUSPECT USED A CENTURY ARMS SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE, LEGALLY OWNED BY ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER. AND THE SUSPECT DID NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL HISTORY. 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.Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


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TEASE 4-CLIP


A WATER RESCUE---

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

AHEAD--

THE VIDEO YOU NEED TO SEE OF A MAN--

PULLED FROM HIS SINKING CAR.

JESSE LIVE TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) CAR WATER RESCUE-VO


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TZ4B) LIVE SANIBEL TEASE-LIVE


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BREAK FOUR 6:39


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


NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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CAR WATER RESCUE-VO IN SQBX VO FULL


A WATER RESCUE--

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

CHECK IT OUT.

THE U.S COAST GUARD RESCUED A MAN FROMA CAR--

AFTER IT SUNK INTO THE SAINT ANDREWS MARINA IN PANEMA CITY.

THE RESCUE CREW WAS ABLE TO BREAK THE CAR'S WINDOW--

AND PULL THE DRIVER OUT.

THE 89-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS SAFELY TAKEN ON SHORE. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP


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FL MINIUMUM WAGE-OC-VO


FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE--

IS NOW FIFTEEN CENTS HIGHER.

IT'S 8-25 AN HOUR.

THIS HOURLY INCREASE MEANS FULL TIME MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS--

WOULD EARN ABOUT THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS *MORE* THAN THEY DID LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FL MINIUMUM 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

BUTTO

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

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

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


GET MORE OTHER WAGES-VO IN KEY


NOW LET'S GET YOU MORE.

FLORIDA ISN'T THE ONLY STATE RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE.

THEY'RE GOING UP IN 18 DIFFERENT STATES--

AND MULTIPLE CITIES.

IN WASHINGTON STATE, IT'S NOW 11-50 AN HOUR - UP 50 CENTS AND THE HIGHEST STATE MINIMUM IN THE NATION.

THE BIGGEST PER HOUR JUMP IS BY ONE DOLLAR IN MAINE - FROM NINE TO 10 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE MARIJUANA-VO IN KEY


MEANWHILE--

RECREATIONAL POT IS NOW LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA, MASSACHUSETTS, AND MAINE.

ANYONE OVER 21--

CAN NOW BY MARIJUANA--

FOR FUN.

IT'S EXPECTED TO BE A 7 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE ILLINOIS-WIPE VO


AND A NEW LAW IN ILLINOIS--

MAKING NATIONAL HEADLINES.

PETS WILL BE TREATED MORE LIKE CHILDREN THAN PROPERTY WHEN IT COMES TO DIVORCE.

SO COUPLES WHO SPLIT COULD END UP SHARING CUSTODY--

AND FIGHTING OVER THE PET IN COURT. 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.Good morning, Southwest Florida!

Better bundle up! It's a chilly, windy and cloudy start to the morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Factor in a strong northerly windy, and it feels as cold as the 30s for parts of Southwest Florida.

The wind will play a major part in our weather today as well as the next couple of days. Our wind will be northerly today from 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, which will make the air feel several degrees below the actual temperature all day.

Aside from the wind chill aspect of our weather, don't expect much of a warm up, even later this afternoon.

Like Monday, we'll have lots of clouds blanketing our sky today, which will slow down the warming process dramatically.

Also, the strong northerly breeze will keep the chilly air flowing into Southwest Florida.

Tonight, expect the cloudy, chilly and breezy weather to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as cold as this morning--not yet, at least.

Before another blast of cold air arrives, we'll have to contend with some areas of rain Wednesday morning. This rain will generally be light to moderate, only resulting in a tenth of an inch or so of rain accumulation.

After the rain moves out by midday, we should manage to clear out much of the cloud cover and see some sunshine, but just as the sun peaks out, another blast of cold air arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The coldest of the weather invades Southwest Florida Thursday-Saturday with morning lows as cold as the mid to upper 30s for those of us away from the coast and highs barely breaking out of the 50s Thursday and Friday afternoon.

By late this weekend, temperatures finally rebound into the 70s.

Get ready. It's going to be a cold week for Southwest Florida! Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-2SHOT-BOXES


LEE COUNTY--

SAYS THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY--

IS A HAZARD.

IT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED DURING HURRICANE IRMA--

AND NOW--

THERE'S A NEW PLAN TO FIX IT.

ABC7'S JESSE PAGAN IS LIVE ON THE CAUSEWAY WITH HOW MUCH THAT PLAN WILL COST. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-LIVE


HUGE ROOTS DUG UP BY STORMS ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM LEADING TO THIS EROSION.

THE COUNTY SAYS THIS IS DANGEROUS--

AND IS NOW WORKING TO FIX IT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-VO


OUR SKY7 DRONE SHOWS CREWS WORKING TO REMOVE THE TREES THE COUNTY CONSIDERS A DANGER--

HAZARDOUS AND UNSTABLE.

THE COUNTY IS NOW IN THE DESIGN PHASE OF A PROJECT TO FIX IT ALL.

THE PLAN IS TO REPAIR AND THEN STABILIZE THE CAUSEWAY TO PROTECT FROM FUTURE STORM DAMAGE.

PEOPLE VISITING ARE NOTICING A DIFFERENCE ALREADY--

AND SAY A PRICE TAG JUST OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS IS WORTH IT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-SOT


Michael Naab, Ft Myers

00:31:26 "regardless of how much damage gets done I don't think you can put a dollar on getting things the way that they should be to attract people to the area" Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-LIVE


THE CASH FOR THE PROJECT IS COMING FROM BED TAXES FROM THE BEACH AND SHORELINE PROGRAM.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO PICK UP IN 2019.

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NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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MARIA MENOUNOS-OC-VO


TALK ABOUT A WEDDING TO REMEMBER.

MARIA MENOUNOS GOT MARRIED ON NEW YEARS EVE--

LIVE--

ON TV.

THE STAR WAS CO-HOSTING THE NEW YEARS EVE SHOW WITH STEVE HARVEY.

SHE WED LONG-TIME PARTNER KEVIN UNDERGARO---

IN THE MIDDLE OF TIMES SQARE.

HARVEY OFFICIATED THE CEREMONY.

LAST SPRING--

MENOUNOS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A BRAIN TUMOR.

IT WAS SUCCESSFULLY REMOVED.

HER MOTHER IS ALSO BATTLING STAGE FOUR BRAIN CANCER. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-OC-VO


A TAXI DRIVER WAS ATTACKED---

ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST PARTY NIGHTS OF THE YEAR.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED DANIEL MCCORMICK FOR THE ASSAULT.

THEY SAY HE BEAT UP HIS TAXI DRIVER AFTER A LONG NIGHT OF DRINKING AT MERCATO SHOPPING CENTER IN NAPLES.

WHEN THE CABBIE DROPPED HIM OFF AT THE FRONT GATE OF THE GRAND BAY COMMUNITY---MCCORMICK REFUSED TO PAY HIS FARE.

THE DRIVER CALLED 9-1-1.

BY THE TIME DEPUTIES ARRIVED TO HELP---THEY HAD TO TACKLE MCCMORMICK TO GET HIM OFF THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOTVO


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

THE DRIVER IS NOW BACK AT WORK.

DANIEL MCCORMICK IS OUT ON BOND FACING CHARGES FOR BATTERY AND THEFT--FOR NOT EVER PAYING THE VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-CLIP


THIS MORNING--

WE'RE WATCHING THOSE TEMPERATURES--

AS PARTS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

FACE A WIND CHILL ADVISORY. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE 6:50AM


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GMA FIRST LOOK-CLIP - PKG


"IN THIS MORNING'S GMA FIRST LOOK - A-LIST ACTRESSES LIKE REESE WITHERSPOON? NICOLE KIDMAN? AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE.

JOINING FORCES WITH BEHIND-THE-SCENES POWER PLAYERS LIKE scandal executive producer SHONDA RHIMES?

nats

? TO FIGHT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN TINSEL TOWN - AND BEYOND

THE COALITION OF MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED WOMEN? CALLING ITSELF "TIME'S UP"? TAKING OUT A FULL-PAGE AD IN NEWSPAPERS INCLUDING THE NEW YORK TIMES ? WRITING

"NOW, UNLIKE EVER BEFORE, OUR ACCESS TO THE MEDIA AND TO IMPORTANT DECISION MAKERS HAS THE POTENTIAL OF LEADING TO REAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONSEQUENCES."

THE INITIATIVE? A RESPONSE TO THE AVALANCE OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS ROCKING HOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND

ACTRESS ASHLEY JUDD - A MEMBER OF TIMES UP- TOLD DIANE SAWYER OF HER ALLEGED EXPERIENCE WITH DISGRACED MOVIE MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

Ashley Judd - 12:40:21;06 And he, obviously, grabbed my hand.** 12:39:22;18 / It's like the look on my face is Object terror.** Like, I can see it in my eyes.

"AND WE'LL HAVE TWO OF THE WOMEN BEHIND THIS NEW MOVEMENT COMING UP LIVE AT 7AM - WITH YOUR GMA FIRST LOOK, I'M KENDIS GIBSON, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK." Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-VOTOPS


LEE COUNTY IS WORKING TO REPAIR DAMAGES TO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY LEFT BEHIND BY HURRICANE IRMA--

AND OTHER STORMS.

THE STORMS ERODED THE BEACH--

AND EXPOSED MASSIVE TREE ROOTS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN 20-19. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) FL MINIUMUM WAGE-VOTOPS


FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE IS GOING UP THIS YEAR.

IT IS NOW EIGHT DOLLARS AND 25 CENTS AN HOUR.

EACH YEAR --

THE INCREASE MEANS FULL TIME MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WOULD EARN ABOUT 3-THOUSAND-DOLLARS MORE THAN LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEETING-VOTOPS


TODAY -- FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WILL PUBLICLY DISCUSS BRINGING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES INTO CITY LIMITS.

COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM FORT MYERS BEACH --

PUNTA GORDA --

SANIBEL --

AND ESTERO ALREADY PUT BANS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.

TODAY'S MEETING WILL START AT ONE THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


ACCIDENT DELAYS-FDOT


ACCIDENT CAUSING DELAYS. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-VOTOPS


IN BUCKINGHAM --

PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR A FRESH START POST HURRICANE IRMA.

COUNTLESS RESIDENTS LIVING ON SHADY RIVER LANE ARE STILL WAITING TO MOVE BACK IN THEIR HOMES.

THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RETURNED --

SAY THEY'RE STILL RECOVERING --

DESPITE HURRICANE IRMA --

NEIGHBORS ARE FEELING GRATEFUL FOR THE NEW YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) CAPE CREEP FOLO-VOTOPS


A MAN SEEN APPROACHING A HOME IN NORTHWEST CAPE CORAL IS A SUBCONTRACTOR.

HE WORKS FOR A COMPANY CALLED CREDIBLE HOME INSPECTION.

THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY SAYS EMPLOYEES MUST TAKE A PHOTO TO PROVE TO THE BANK THAT THEY WENT TO THE RIGHT HOME.

THE OWNER SAYS ALL OF HIS CONTRACTORS ARE BACKGROUND CHECKED --

AND THEY MEAN NO HARM. Return to index of stories...


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