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HEADLINES BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOT,VO
1) ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO IN OTS, VOFULL
2) RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-VO IN TOUCH COLLIER IRMA DEBRIS-OTS
3) FIGHTING HARASSMENT-VO IN BAM NEW TODAY-CLIP
NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS BACHELOR HIGHLIGHTS-OC,VO
GOOD MORNING-4SHOT NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP
GENEFORECAST-CLIP TEASE FOUR
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR 1) FIGHTING HARASSMENT-VO IN TOUCH
GET MORE: COLD SAFETY-SSRVL IN TOUCH 2) COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-VOTOPS-WIPE
GET MORE: PET SAFETY-SS IN TOUCH 3) DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-VOTOPS
BIG STORY-CLIP WEATHER-WX CTR
ICY NEW YEAR-SOT,VO NEWS AT 9 REOPEN-CLIP
ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM OPENING BELL-LIVETOPS
ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM GENEFORECAST-CLIP
ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM TRACKING COLD WEATHER-WX CTR
ICY NEW YEAR-PKG DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
GET MORE: EMILY-3SHOT FIGHTING HARASSMENT-VO IN TOUCH
GET MORE: EMILY-OC,VO FIGHTING HARASSMENT-PKG
GET MORE: EMILY-3SH VO IN BAM GET MORE: EMILY-OC TINA TOSS
GET MORE: EMILY-NATSVO, 3SH GET MORE: EMILY-VIDBOXFULL, OC
BREAKING-CLIP MISS AMERICA CHANGES-OC,VO
I75 CRASH-LIVE MISS AMERICA CHANGES-SOT,VO
NEW TODAY-CLIP GET MORE: NYC BALLET-OC,SS
HODA KOTB REPLACES MATT LAUER-OC,SOT,VO YEAR OF THE WOMAN-VO IN OTS
NEW PG CHIEF-OC,SS NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
MED MARIJUANA TODAY-OC,VO COSTA RICA CRASH-OC
MINIMUM WAGE-VO IN OTS, VOFULL COSTA RICA CRASH-PKG
MINIMUM WAGE-SOT,VO COSTA RICA CRASH-OC
GET MORE: OTHER WAGES-OC DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-OC,VO
GET MORE: ILLNOIS-WIPE-VOTOPS DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-SOT,VO
MIDPOINT CRASH FOLO-OC,VO TEEN KILLS FAMILY-OC,VO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP TEEN KILLS FAMILY-SOT,VO
AL FRANKEN OUT TODAY-VO IN OTS, SS MEGA MILLIONS-OC
TRUMP BACK IN WHITE HOUSE-VO IN OTS, VOFULL NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP
CUSTOMS OUTAGE-OC,VO TEASE FIVE
AVIATION SAFETY-WIPE-VOTOPS 1) COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-VO-WIPE
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP 2) SLEEPING NEXT TO DEAD BROTHER-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ
1) SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-VOTOPS CRIMEWATCH PROMO-SOTTOPS
2) RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-VOTOPS CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ CROSSTALK-3 SH W BAM
NEW DETAILS-CLIP FORECAST-WX WALL
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-SOT,VO HEALTHY LIVNG-CLIP
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-VO IN TOUCH, LIVE IN TOUC COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-SS IN TOUCH
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-LIVE,VO COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-PKG
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-SOT,LIVE COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-OC
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
TEASE TWO SLEEPING NEXT TO DEAD BROTHER-OC,VO
1) RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-VO SLEEPING NEXT TO DEAD BROTHER-SOT,VO
2) TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO TAXI CAB ATTACK-OC,SOT,SS,VO
CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
SUPER MOON-VOTOPS CAPE CREEP FOLO-VO IN BAM, VOFULL
CROSSTALK INTO WX-3 SH W BAM CAPE CREEP FOLO-SOT,VO
FORECAST-WXWALL GET MORE: CCPD AND NEXTDOOR-OTS
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP
TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-SOT,VO TEASE SIX
TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-VO IN OTS 1) DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-VO
TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-SOT,VO 2) CAR RESCUE-VO
RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-OC,VO THE VIEW-SOTTOPS
RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-SOT,VO NEW TODAY-CLIP
NEW DETAILS-CLIP DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-OC,VO
CARRIE UNDERWOOD STITCHES-OC,VO DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-SOT,VO
GAINESVILLE HOT COP-OC,SS,OC CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP CAR RESCUE-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
1) BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOT,VO-WIPE TS 1) SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CONSTRUCTION-VOTOPS
2) COSTA RICA CRASH-VOTOPS TS 2) FL MINIUMUM WAGE-VOTOPS
TONYA HARDING-SOTTOPS TS 3) MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEETING-VOTOPS
IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP TS 4) BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-VOTOPS
BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOT,VO FINAL WEATHER-4SH, WX
BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-VO IN BAM, VOFULL CLOSE-4 SHOT


HEADLINES


FLORIDA--ISN'T THE ONLY AREA FEELING COLD.

IN THE MIDWEST - BONE-CHILLING TEMPERATURES BLAMED FOR 4 DEATHS.

AND THE COLD ISN'T LETTING UP JUST YET.

jesse pagan standup tease

IMAGINE -- ROOF-RATS TAKING OVER *YOUR HOME.

IT'S HAPPENING HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW - TO KEEP THE RODENTS AWAY.

"TIMES UP".

HUNDREDS OF WOMEN--

FORMING AN ANTI-HARASSMENT COALITION IN HOLLYWOOD.

THE NEWEST VOW OF FEMALE SUPPORT. NEXT AT NINE. Return to index of stories...


1) ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM


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2) RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-VO IN TOUCH


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3) FIGHTING HARASSMENT-VO IN BAM


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NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-4SHOT


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC7.

I'M GREG PARKER.

AND I'M CHRISTINA CARILLA.

HAPPY TUESDAY!

WE HAVE EMILY BURRIS AND STORM WARN SEVEN METEOROLGIST CODY MURPHY.

THE BIG STORY OF THE DAY---

THE COLD!

THATS RIGHT!

ACROSS THE COUNTRY-- THERE ARE WIND CHILL ALERT---

AND CONDITIONS ARE POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING!

AND CODY LOCALLY---- WE ARE SEEING SOME LOW TEMPERATURES TOO!

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT THE REST OF THE DAY? Return to index of stories...


GENEFORECAST-CLIP


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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...


GET MORE: COLD SAFETY-SSRVL IN TOUCH


YOU MIGHT WANT TO TURN ON THE HEAT - BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FIRST.

AT FIRST - IT MIGHT SMELL LIKE SOMETHING IS BURNING.

THAT'S NORMAL.

EXPERTS SAY ITS JUST THE DUST BURNING OFF.

IF THE SMELL LASTS LONGER THAN 30 TO 45 MINUTES --

THEN YOU SHOULD CALL A PROFESSIONAL. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: PET SAFETY-SS IN TOUCH


AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT FIDO!

YOU MIGHT NEED TO SHORTEN YOUR DOG'S WALKS IN COLD WEATHER.

OR MAYBE DRESS THEM UP IN A SWEATER OR COAT.

SHORT-HAIRED PETS FEEL THE COLD FASTER BECAUSE THEY HAVE LESS PROTECTION.

AND SOME THINK DOGS AND CATS ARE RESISTANT TO COLD WEATHER BECAUSE OF THEIR FUR, BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE.

CATS AND DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT INSIDE WHEN IT'S COLD OUT. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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ICY NEW YEAR-SOT,VO


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."

THE COLD TEMPS---

ARE BREAKING RECORDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WIND CHILL ALERTS ARE PUT IN PLACE FROM TEXAS TO MAINE. Return to index of stories...


ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM


CHECK OUT THIS DRONE VIDEO FROM MICHIGAN.

THERE WAS A 30 CAR PILEUP!

WHITE OUT CONDITIONS CAUSED CARS AND SEMI TRUCKS TO LOSE CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM


AND IT IS SO COLD IN NEW YORK---

BUBBLES ARE FREEZING!

THIS IS FROM PIERMON NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


ICY NEW YEAR-VO IN BAM


AND ALTHOUGH THIS COLD WEATHER IS CREATING COOL VIDEOS---

IT IS POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING.

ABC'S ALEX PEREZ HAS MORE ON THE BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND WHAT MUCH OF THE COUNTRY CAN EXPECT IN THE COMING DAYS. Return to index of stories...


ICY NEW YEAR-PKG


THE NEW YEAR OFF TO BRUTALLY COLD START - WITH

LOCATOR: DELAWARE

**MUST CREDIT: HUNTER OUTTEN/LSM

PRICE: $500

SUB ZERO TEMPS -- COLD ENOUGH TO FREEZE PART OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN OFF THE COAST OF DELAWARE

**MUST CREDIT: CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE

THE MAKING FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS -- THIS VEHICLE CRASHING INTO ICY WATERS IN CONNECTICUT.RESULTING IN MINOR INJURIES.

DISPATCH: Report of an SUV fully submerged.

LOCATOR: INDIANA

AN INDIANAPOLIS WOMAN - RESCUED FROM THE TOP OF HER CAR AFTER IT SANK 10 FEET INTO AN ICY POND -- SHE'S NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION

LOCATOR: TEXAS

IN TEXAS -- A POLICE OFFICER SLIPPING ON A FROZEN HIGHWAY -- NEARLY HIT BY AN ONCOMING CAR

LOCATOR: MICHIGAN

**MUST CREDIT: @MICHIGANGREATLAKESLIGHTHOUSES

AND A WHITE OUT IN MICHIGAN LEADING TO THIS MULTI-CAR PILEUP

LOCATOR: MINNESOTA

IN ST. PAUL MINNESOTA - 10 PEOPLE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING - BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY A FAULTY BOILER

LOCATOR: NEBRASKA

THE BITTER COLD CONDITIONS -- IMPOSSIBLE FOR BATTLING FIRES.IN NEBRASKA.NEGATIVE 10 DEGREE TEMPERATURES INSTANTLY TURNING THE SPRAY INTO ICE.

LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D.C.

**MUST CREDIT: DC FIRE AND EMS

FIREFIGHTERS IN DC -- FORCED TO USE FLARES TO THAW THEIR EXTENSION LADDERS Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-3SHOT


ALEX PEREZ REPORTING.

EVEN HERE IN FLORIDA -- TEMPERATURES ARE DIPPING TO DANGEROUS LEVELS THIS WEEK.

AROUND THE STATE --MAJOR CITIES ARE WORKING TO MAKE SURE NO ONE'S LEFT OUT IN THE COLD. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-OC,VO


COLD WEATHER SHELTERS OPENED UP OVERNIGHT IN TAMPA -- ORLANDO -- AND JACKSONVILLE AS TEMPERATURES DROPPED NEAR FREEZING.

TYPICALLY WHEN OVERNIGHT TEMPS ARE BELOW 40 DEGREES IN FLORIDA --

SHELTERS TRY TO TAKE ANYONE IN TO OFFER A WARM PLACE TO STAY FOR THE NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-3SH VO IN BAM


BUT ON A LIGHTER NOTE --

SOME PEOPLE UP NORTH ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST OF THE WINTER WEATHER.

THEY'RE RECORDING THEMSELVES --

AND THESE VIDEOS ARE HILARIOUS!

PEOPLE ARE CALLING IT THE SNOW FACE CHALLENGE??

YES -- THE SNOW FACE CHALLENGE -- TALK ABOUT A BRAIN FREEZE!

TAKE A LOOK. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-NATSVO, 3SH


"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.

*AD LIB *

TAKE SS -- PERSONALLY I THINK IT LOOKS LIKE THE CREEPY BUSTS FROM HAUNTED MANSION! Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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I75 CRASH-LIVE


WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING TRAFFIC NEWS THIS MORNING.

A TRUCK IS OVERTURNED IN THE SOUTHBOUND RIGHT LANE ON I-75.

THIS IS AT MILE MARKER 126 -- NEAR DANIELS AND CORKSCREW.

THE TRUCK WAS FILLED WITH GRAVEL--

WHICH SPILLED ONTO THE ROADWAY.

EQUIPMENT IS BEING BROUGHT TO THE SCENE FOR CLEANUP. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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HODA KOTB REPLACES MATT LAUER-OC,SOT,VO


NEW AT NINE----

HODA KOTB---- IS REPLACING MATT LAUER.

1:07-1:20

THE CHANGE WAS ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING ON THE "TODAY" SHOW.

HODA WILL BE JOINING SAVANNAH GUTHRIE.

THIS COMES--- AFTER MATT LAUER WAS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ON A CO-WORKER.

N-B-C NEWS PRESIDENT ANDY LACK SAYS GUTHRIE AND KOTB HAVE WHAT HE CALLS AN "UNDENIABLE CONNECTION" WITH EACH OTHER AND THE VIEWERS. Return to index of stories...


NEW PG CHIEF-OC,SS


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.

DAVIS WILL BE SWORN IN TOMORROW AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING. Return to index of stories...


MED MARIJUANA TODAY-OC,VO


TONIGHT-- FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC--FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL WILL BE DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY OF ALLOWING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES WITHIN CITY LIMITS.

IN NOVEMBER -- CITY COUNCIL TALKED ABOUT THE ISSUE -- BUT NOT IN A PUBLIC MEETING.

STATE LAW REQUIRES 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.

FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS SAY THEY PLAN TO HOLD ANOTHER MEETING ON DISPENSARIES IN MID JANUARY Return to index of stories...


MINIMUM WAGE-VO IN OTS, VOFULL


FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE--- IS 15-CENTS HIGHER.

ITS 8-25 AN HOUR IN 2018.

WHILE 15-CENTS SOUNDS LIKE A MINISCULE AMOUNT---

THIS HOURLY INCREASE MEANS FULL TIME MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS--

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

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 LED TO AN ALMOST TWO PERCENT INCREASE.

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. Return to index of stories...


MINIMUM WAGE-SOT,VO


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

BUTT TO

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

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. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: OTHER WAGES-OC


GETTING YOU MORE.

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

THEY'RE GOING UP IN 18 DIFFERENT STATES--

AND SEVERAL 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: ILLNOIS-WIPE-VOTOPS


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...


MIDPOINT CRASH FOLO-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.

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


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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AL FRANKEN OUT TODAY-VO IN OTS, SS


SENATOR AL FRANKEN PLANS TO OFFICIALLY RESIGN FROM OFFICE TODAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MINNESOTA DEMOCRAT ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH FRANKEN WOULD LEAVE THE SENATE TODAY.

SEVERAL WOMEN ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

HIS SUCCESSOR, MINNESOTA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TINA SMITH, WILL BE SWORN INTO OFFICE WEDNESDAY.

A SPECIAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN NOVEMBER TO SERVE OUT THE FINAL TWO YEARS OF FRANKEN'S TERM. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP BACK IN WHITE HOUSE-VO IN OTS, VOFULL


PRESIDENT TRUMP--- IS BACK IN WASHINGTON D-C THIS MORNING---

AFTER HIS FLORIDA HOLIDAY.

BUT-- HE IS FACING A FRESH THREAT FROM KIM JONG UN.

THE NORTH KOREA LEADER IS TOUTING IS NUCLEAR ARSENAL --

AND WARNING--- THE BUTTON IS ON HIS DESK.

THIS--- AS PROTESTS IN IRAN CONTINUE---

KILLING AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE.

THIS STARTED WITH CONCERNS ABOUT THE RISING COST OF LIVING AND A POOR ECONOMY.

BUT--- NOW PROTESTS EXPAND INTO A CRITQUE OF THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP.

PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED SAYING IN PART--

"THEY ARE HUNGRY FOR FOOD & FOR FREEDOM. ALONG WITH HUMAN RIGHTS, THE WEALTH OF IRAN IS BEING LOOTED. TIME FOR CHANGE!" Return to index of stories...


CUSTOMS OUTAGE-OC,VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A COMPUTER OUTAGE CAUSES A HEADACHE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS.

THE PROCESSING FOR U-S CUSTOMS WENT DOWN FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS.

CELL PHONE VIDEO INSIDE CUSTOMS AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SHOWS HUGE LINES OF PEOPLE WAITING TO BE PROCESSED.

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SAY ALL AIRPORTS ARE BACK ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


AVIATION SAFETY-WIPE-VOTOPS


2017--WAS A VERY SAFE YEAR FOR COMMERCIAL FLYING.

NOT A SINGLE PERSON DIED ON A COMMERICAL FLIGHT LAST YEAR--ACCORDING TO A NEW DUTCH REPORT.

THAT DATA EXCLUDES CARGO PLANES, AND 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...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


A DAMAGED CAUSEWAY---

BEING CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS.

THE NEW PROJECT--

TO STABLIZE THE BRIDGE.

RATS-- INVADING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOMES.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET RID OF THE RODENTS. Return to index of stories...


1) SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-VOTOPS


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2) RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ


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NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-SOT,VO


00:30:02 "sand or no sand I'm always gonna be here"

00:26:27 "basically the landscape is more rocks than sand"

LEE COUNTY-- IS WORKING TO REPAIR DAMAGE TO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY--LEFT BEHIND BY HURRICANE IRMA-- AND OTHER RECENT STORMS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-VO IN TOUCH, LIVE IN TOUC


THE CAUSEWAY IS AT THE POINT--TO WHERE THE COUNTY IS CALLING IT A HAZARD.

NOW--- A NEW PROJECT TO HELP FIX AND PROTECT THE CAUSEWAY IS COMING.

ABC7'S JESSE JESSE PAGAN IS LIVE ON THE CAUSEWAY--

WITH THE PLNA AND HOW MUCH IT WILL COST. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-LIVE,VO


THESE CONES AND ORANGE FENCE BLOCK OFF PARTS OF THE CAUSEWAY BEACHES.

SLABS OF CONCRETE AND ROCKS LAY IN PIECES--

CRUMBLED BY TREE ROOTS.

STRONG WINDS FROM STORMS AND HURRICANE IRMA ERODED THE SHORELINE ALONG THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

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.

ALL AT A COST OF JUST OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY REPAIRS-SOT,LIVE


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"

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

WORK IS EXPECTED TO PICK UP IN 2019. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


RODENTS--

INVADING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOMES.

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR HOME IS AT RISK-- NEXT.

PLUS-- THE ROAD TO RECOVERY IS FAR FROM OVER AFTER IRMA.

LATER-- WHY YOU MAY BE FEELING THE EFFECTS AT THE GROCERY STORE. Return to index of stories...


1) RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-VO


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2) TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO


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CODY WXRATE OPEN-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...


CROSSTALK INTO WX-3 SH W BAM


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FORECAST-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...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-SOT,VO


9:33:24 R: Where is the money that customers paid you?

AL 9:33:27 Well, in various places 9:33:29

DECEMBER 31ST--- HAS COME AND GONE---

AND A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRAVEL AGENCY---

STILL HASN'T REFUNDED UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-VO IN OTS


LEGENDARY JOURNEYS ABRUPTLY CLOSED ITS DOORS IN NOVEMBER--

LEAVING CUSTOMERS OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS--

WITH NO VACATIONS IN SIGHT.

THE PRESIDENTS REASONING FOR CLOSING HIS DOORS?

EMPLOYEE THEFT-- CARIBBEAN HURRICANES-- AND UNREST IN CUBA.

THE PRESIDENT SAID--- CUSTOMERS WOULD BE REFUNDED BY DECEMBER 31ST.

BUT---- CUSTOMERS SAY---- THAT NEVER HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL AGENCY CLOSES-SOT,VO


CAROLYN 18:00 we have not received one penny 18:03 and do not expect to at this point 18:05

IN AL FERGUSON'S LAST EMAIL TO CUSTOMERS---

HE SAID LEGENDARY JOURNEYS CLOSURE WOUD BE ADMINISTERED THROUGH STATE AND FEDERAL PROCEDURES--

LEADING CUSTOMERS TO BELIEVE HE IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY.

ABC7 CALLED HIM FOR AN UPDATED COMMENT--

BUT HE HAS NOT RETURNED OUR PHONE CALLS. Return to index of stories...


RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-OC,VO


PEST CONTROL COMPANIES ARE WARNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS ABOUT RODENT INFESTATIONS.

THESE COMPANIES SAY THEY'RE GETTING REGULAR CALLS FOR RODENT REMOVAL.

THE PESTS USE *YOUR HOUSE TO STAY WARM IN THIS COLD WEATHER.

EXPERTS SAY YOUR HOME COULD BE VULNERABLE IF THERE ARE ENTRYWAYS FOR RODENTS.

FINDING OUT IS AS SIMPLE AS TAKING A LOOK OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


RATS THIS TIME OF YEAR-SOT,VO


"Take an exterior assessment of your home. Anything you would think they are able to get in that's the size of a quarter; that's kind of a general rule of thumb. Go ahead and seal out."

IF YOUR RODENT PROBLEM IS BAD ENOUGH--YOU COULD PAY UP TO 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO FIX IT.

EXPERTS SAY INSURANCE LIKELY WON'T COVER THAT. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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CARRIE UNDERWOOD STITCHES-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...


GAINESVILLE HOT COP-OC,SS,OC


A GAINESVILLE POLICE OFFICER-- FAMOUS FOR BEING NAMED 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 THEIR RECRUITS WILL HAVE TO VISIT THE FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM BEFORE THEY ARE SWORN IN. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE THREE


01:06:04***

How can we make lemonade out of lemons?

2017--- HAS COME AND GONE---

BUT MANY---

ARE STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF IRMA.

WHY SOME SAY---

THEY WON'T BE BACK IN THEIR HOME--

UNTIL EASTER!

PLUS---

12 PEOPLE-- KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH IN COSTA RICA.

ONE OF THOSE FAMILIES--- FROM FLORIDA.

THIS MORNING--- THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


1) BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOT,VO-WIPE


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2) COSTA RICA CRASH-VOTOPS


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TONYA HARDING-SOTTOPS


TONYA HARDING AD Return to index of stories...


IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP


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BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOT,VO


00:45:05***

I don't want to do this again I hope it never happens again

WELCOMING A NEW YEAR---

MEANS KISSING 2017 GOODBYE--

WHICH IS GOOD NEWS FOR SOME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

WHO ARE STILL TRYING TO MOVE ON FROM HURRICANE IRMA. Return to index of stories...


BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-VO IN BAM, VOFULL


PEOPLE IN ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT NEIGHBORHOODS ARE HOPING FOR A FREST START THIS NEAR YEAR.

RESIDENTS OF SHADY RIVER LANE IN BUCKINGHAM STILL HAVE DEBRIS SITTING IN DUMPSTERS OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES.

THIS---- NEARLY FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE STORM!

THATS BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE HMES--- WERE FLOODED--

AND WALLS AND FLOORS-- WERE RUINED.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ALSO STILL WAITING TO MOVE BACK IN!

BUT DESPITE THE DEVASTATION IN 2017---

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


BUCKINGHAM RECOVERY-SOT,VO


Erma Woodis

Buckingham

01:08:11

I have no words how grateful I am. I think about the hours and the time and effort that people have donated, just given to me, it moves me beyond

SOME OF THE RESIDENTS WHO STILL HAVEN'T MOVED BACK IN ARE HOPING TO RETURN BY EASTER 2018. Return to index of stories...


TOMATO SHORTAGE-VO IN OTS, VOFULL


GROCERY BILLS ARE GOING UP FOR SOME IN FLORIDA--

POSSIBLY BECAUSE OF HURRICANE IRMA.

THE STORM IS BLAMED FOR CAUSING A TOMATO SHORTAGE--

AND ITS VISIBLE NATIONWIDE.

SOME RESTAURANTS AREN'T EVEN SERVING TOMATOES BECAUSE THE PRICE HAS SOARED.

WEBSITE PACKER-DOT-COM SHOWED SHIPMENTS OF FLORIDA TOMATOES THE WEEK OF DECEMBER THIRD THROUGH THE 9TH WERE DOWN MORE THAN 65-PERCENT COMPARED TO THE SAME TIME IN 2016.

NATIONALLY--- THE DROP WAS AROUND 25-PERCENT.

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

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


COLLIER IRMA DEBRIS-OTS


THERE WILL BE NO DEBRIS PICKUP TODAY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

CONTRACTORS ARE BACK TO WORK -- STARTING *TOMORROW-WEDNESDAY.

HURRICANE-RELATED DEBRIS COLLECTION WAS SUSPENDED FOR THE HOLIDAYS---

GIVING EMPLOYEES SOME TIME WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

DON'T FORGET - STORM-RELATED YARD WASTE MUST BE KEPT SEPARATE FROM OTHER ITEMS PLACED OUT FOR COLLECTION.

COUNTY-WIDE---DEBRIS COLLECTION AFTER HURRICANE IRMA IS ABOUT 80 PERCENT COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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BACHELOR HIGHLIGHTS-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...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR


HUNDREDS OF STARS--

COMING TOGETHER---

FIGHTING HARASSMENT---

IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS-- AND BEYOND.

NEXT AT 9:30---

THE OPEN LETTER VOWING TO SUPPORT WOMEN.

NEW YEAR-- NEW YOU?

AT 945--- THE NEW DIET STRATEGY OF COUNTING TIME--- NOT CALORIES.

PLUS--- THE WAY OF THE FUTURE.

DRONES--- DELIVERING BLOOD---

TO A HOSPITAL NEAR YOU. Return to index of stories...


1) FIGHTING HARASSMENT-VO IN TOUCH


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2) COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-VOTOPS-WIPE


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3) DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-WX CTR


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NEWS AT 9 REOPEN-CLIP


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OPENING BELL-LIVETOPS


TIME FOR THE OPENING BELL.

YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE N-Y-S-E ON WALL STREET.

IT'S THE FIRST TRADING DAY OF 2018!

THE QUESTION TODAY -- WILL THE POSITIVE MOMENTUM CONTINUE?

U.S. STOCK FUTURES ARE MIXED IN EARLY TRADING AFTER MARKETS TOOK A SLIGHT DIP ON THE FINAL DAY OF 2017.

THE U-S DOLLAR CONTINUES TO WEAKEN.

THE INDEX IS DOWN MORE THAN THREE PERCENT IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS.

CRUDE OIL FUTURES ARE PUSHING UP TO HIT THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS SINCE 2015.

OIL PRICES HAVE SURPASSED 60-dollars and 50-cents PER BARREL IN EARLY TRADING. Return to index of stories...


GENEFORECAST-CLIP


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TRACKING COLD 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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIGHTING HARASSMENT-VO IN TOUCH


FROM REESE WITHERSPOON--- SHONDA RHIMES--- AND JENNIFER ANISTON.

HUNDREDS OF HOLLYWOOD WOMEN HAVE FORMED AN ANTI-HARASSMENT COALITION CALLED "TIMES UP."

THE INITITATIVE-- LAUNCHED MONDAY WITH AN PEN LETTER--

VOWING TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESSES AND BEYOND.

ABC'S AMY ROBACH HAS MORE ON HOW THEY PLAN TO COMBAT WORKPLACE HARASSMENT. Return to index of stories...


FIGHTING HARASSMENT-PKG


THIS MORNING? A-LIST ACTRESSES LIKE REESE WITHERSPOON? NICOLE KIDMAN? AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE.

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JOINING FORCES WITH BEHIND-THE-SCENES POWER PLAYERS LIKE SCANDAL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SHONDA RHIMES -

TO FIGHT SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN TINSEL TOWN - AND BEYOND.

track 3

THE COALITION OF MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED WOMEN? CALLING ITSELF "TIME'S UP"?

track 4

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."

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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 abject terror.** Like, I can see it in my eyes.

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BUT TIME'S UP - *ALSO* VOWING TO HELP LESS PRIVILEGED WOMEN FIGHT BACK - SAYING.

"TO EVERY WOMAN EMPLOYED IN AGRICULTURE WHO HAS TO FEND OFF UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCES FROM HER BOSS?EVERY JANITOR TRAPPED NIGHTLY IN A BUILDING WITH A PREDATORY SUPERVISOR? WE STAND WITH YOU. WE SUPPORT YOU."

track 7

THE INITIATIVE. ESTABLISHING A LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FOR WORKING CLASS WOMEN- BACKED BY 13 MILLION DOLLARS IN DONATIONS FROM THE LIKES OF MERYL STREEP? AND DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG.

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SHONDA RHIMES TELLING THE NEW YORK TIMES: "IF THIS GROUP OF WOMEN CAN'T FIGHT FOR A MODEL FOR OTHER WOMEN WHO DON'T HAVE AS MUCH POWER AND PRIVILEGE, THEN WHO CAN?"

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TAG: TIME'S UP IS ALSO ASKING THE WOMEN OF HOLLYWOOD TO WEAR BLACK TO THE GOLDEN GLOBES IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE AFFECTED BY #METOO. ACTRESS EVA LONGORIA TELLING THE NEW YORK TIMES: "This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment." WE HAVE ALREADY HEARD OF MALE ACTORS- WHO PLAN TO DO THE SAME.

The initiative pushing for more equality in the entertainment industry- calling on companies and organizations in Hollywood to fill HALF their leadership positions with women - by 2020.

Time's Up also PUSHING FOR LEGISLATION TO PENALIZE COMPANIES THAT TOLERATE PERSISTENT sexual HARRASSMENT. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-OC TINA TOSS


AMY ROBACH REPORTING.

"TIMES UP" IS ALSO URGING WOMEN TO WEAR BLACK AT NEXT SUNDAYS GOLDEN GLOBES --

WE TURN TO EMILY BURRIS --

FOR MORE ON THE UPCOMING AWARDS SEASON.

THIS PROTEST WAS IN THE WORKS --

NOW IT HAS SOME MAJOR BACKING FROM THIS GROUP.

ACTRESSES AND REPORTEDLY SOME ACTORS TOO -- WILL WEAR BLACK AND USE RED CARPET INTERVIEWS TO SPEAK OUT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT -- AND PROTEST GENDER AND RACIAL INQUALITY IN HOLLYWOOD. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-VIDBOXFULL, OC


THE GOLDEN GLOBES ARE THE VIRST MAJOR SHOW OF AWARDS SEASON -- HAPPENING THIS COMING WEEKEND.

UP NEXT YOU'VE GOT THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS --

THEY'VE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THIS YEAR THEY'LL BE FEATURING ALL FEMALE PRESENTERS.

THE SEASON TYPICALLY CLOSES WITH THE OSCARS -- THIS YEAR THEY'RE ON MARCH 4TH HERE ON ABC--

NO WORD YET ON WHAT PROTESTS MIGHT TAKE PLACE --

BUT AFTER PREVIOUS PROTESTS LIKE HASHTAG OSCARS SO WHITE --

YOU CAN BET THERE WILL BE SOME ISSUES PUT FRONT AND CENTER ON THAT RED CARPET. Return to index of stories...


MISS AMERICA CHANGES-OC,VO


THIS COMES AS MALE EXECUTIVES ARE PUSHED OUT AT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION.

THE PUSH COMES AFTER INSULTING AND MISOGYNISTIC EMAILS WERE LEAKED.\

C-E-O SAM HASKELL RESIGNED OVER THOSE EMAILS--

WITH SEXIEST COMMENTS MADE ABOUT CONTESTANTS AND WINNERS.

NOW--- THE 1989 WINNER-- GRETCHEN CARLSON IS TAKING OVER AS C-E-O.

CARLSON IS AMONG THE 49 FORMER MISS AMERICAS WHO DEMANDED HASKELL AND OTHERS TO STEP DOWN. Return to index of stories...


MISS AMERICA CHANGES-SOT,VO


we have to make it a safer environment -

WELL BEFORE THE HASHTAG METOO MOVEMENT --

CARLSON FAMOUSLY WENT PUBLIC ABOUT ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT FOX NEWS.

SHE SETTLED A LAWSUIT FOR 20 MILLION DOLLARS AGAINST THEN FOX NEWS CEO - ROGER AILES. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: NYC BALLET-OC,SS


THE LONGTIME LEADER OF THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET IS RETIRING IN THE MIDST OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS PETER MARTINS WROTE A LETTER TO THE COMPANY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON MONDAY ANNOUNCING HIS RETIREMENT.

MARTINS TOLD BOARD MEMBERS HE CONTINUES TO DENY HE SEXUALLY HARASSED OR ABUSED MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY.

CITY BALLET ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH MARTINS WOULD TAKE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM THE COMPANY AND ITS SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET DURING AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


YEAR OF THE WOMAN-VO IN OTS


IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THESE ALLEGATIONS---

IT WAS A YEAR WHERE WOMEN WERE HEROES OF THE BOX OFFICE.

THE WRAP REPORTS 20-17 WAS THE FIRST YEAR SINCE 19-58 WHERE THE TOP THREE MOVIES OF THE YEAR FEATURED FEMALE LEADING ROLES.

LAST YEAR'S TOP THREE CONSISTED OF "STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI," "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" AND "WONDER WOMAN." Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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COSTA RICA CRASH-OC


WE NOW KNOW--- A FAMILY OF FOUR DIED IN THAT COSTA RICA PLANE CRASH ON NEW YEARS EVE.

NONE OF THE 12 PEOPLE ONBOARD SURVIVED WHEN THE SIGHTSEEING PLAN CRASHED IN THE COSTA RICAN MOUNTAINS.

ABC'S BENITEZ HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


COSTA RICA CRASH-PKG


THE VICTIMS OF SUNDAY'S HORRIFIC PLANE IN COSTA RICA - REMOVED FROM THE SCENE IN BODY BAGS - AS INVESTIGATORS SEARCH FOR CLUES ON WHAT CAUSED THE ACCIDENT THAT TOOK 10 AMERICAN LIVES?

**BIG SCREAMING NOTE?do not show any video of bodies being carried or anything that looks too human. only shot of body bags we should show is at 0:32 - 0:36 in the clip inside the BODY BAGS bin - SHOWS BAGS ON GROUND**

?INCLUDING TWO FAMILIES ON vacation. AND A TOUR GUIDE.

HANNAH WEISS WAS ONE OF THOSE VICTIMS - A SOPHOMORE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - traveling with her parents and her 16 year old brother - HER FRIEND TELLING US SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

SOT - AJ YABLONSKY

- not having her in our lives is just unfathomable

IRENE STEINBERG WAS ON VACATION WITH HER HUSBAND -BRUCE - AND THREE SONS - WILLIAM, ZACHARY AND MATTHEW. THE CLOSE-KNIT FAMILY LOVED TO TRAVEL THE WORLD TOGETHER

SOT ROBIN

THE ONLY COMFORT FROM TALKING TO OUR OTHER FRIENDS WAS THAT THEY WERE ALL TOGETHER AND THEY WILL BE TOGETHER - THEY'LL BE TOGETHER FOREVER.

START RETRACK -- 33-YEAR-OLD AMANDA GEISSLER, WAS IN HER FIRST YEAR AS A PERSONAL VACATION TRAVEL LEADER FOR BACKROADS. HER FAMILY SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT SHE "LIVED HER LIFE WITH NO REGRETS" --END RETRACK

Nats - eye witness video of the crash

THE SMALL PLANE crashing just MINUTES AFTER TAKE-OFF ON NEW YEAR'S EVE - the cause- still a mystery- but officials now say wind may have played a role

RETRACK START - ABC NEWS LEARNING THE AIRCRAFT WAS OPERATED BY THE LOCAL AIRLINE "NATURE AIR"

AND WAS SIMILAR IN SIZE TO THIS ONE - IT'S THE LARGEST CARRIER IN COSTA RICA AND HAS A GOOD SAFETY RECORD -- RETRACK END

GFX - FAA and Costa Rica - not verbate

THE FAA FINDING THAT COSTA RICA UPHOLDS STRICT SAFETY STANDARDS - ONES ALMOST AS HIGH AS THE U.S.

GFX

BUT EXPERTS WARN TO BE CAUTIOUS WHEN FLYING WITH SMALLER CARRIERS YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH, ESPECIALLY IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES. AND say- DON'T BE AFRAID TO CANCEL IF ANYTHING APPEARS UNSAFE, INCLUDING OMINOUS WEATHER.

SOT - Dr. Erin Bowen - Aviation Psycology Expert atEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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COSTA RICA CRASH-OC


GIO BENETIEZ REPORTING.

THE AIRLINE HAS NOT COMMENTED ON THE INCIDENT.

THE TOUR COMPANY RESPONDED TO ABC NEWS SAYS THEY ARE HEARTBROKEN AND ARE WORKING WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THIS. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-OC,VO


TO COLORADO NOW -- WHERE A VIGIL WAS HELD FOR A FALLEN DEPUTY.

FIVE DEPUTIES WERE AMBUSHED - WHEN THEY RESPONDED TO A DISTURBANCE CALL SUNDAY.

THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF - SAYS BODY CAM AUDIO REVEALS MORE THAN 100 SHOTS -- FIRED BY THE SUSPECT INSIDE THE APARTMENT.

FOUR DEPUTIES WERE HURT. TWO CIVILIANS. AND 29-YEAR OLD SERIFF'S DEPUTY -- ZACKARI PARRISH - WAS KILLED IN THE CROSSFIRE.

HIS WIDOW - WITH THEIR TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS -- SPOKE HEARTBREAKING WORDS LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY POLICE AMBUSH-SOT,VO


CLIP 6241

36:30"It means so much to hear your stories and to hear about Zach because that's what I'm clinging on to right now." 36:35 so I want to hear about him and I want to soak it in

THE FOUR OFFICERS HURT ARE STABLE.

THE GUNMAN -- 37-YEAR OLD MATTHEW RIEHL WAS KILLED BY A SWAT TEAM.

HE WAS ALREADY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT RADAR FOR RANTS AGAINST POLICE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN KILLS FAMILY-OC,VO


AUTHORITIES SAY A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AT THE JERSEY SHORE TURNED TRAGIC.

A TEEN IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS OWN PARENTS AND SISTER---

ALONG WITH A FAMILY FRIEND.

THIS MORNING--- THAT TEEN IS DUE IN COURT.

THE MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR SAYS AROUND 11:45P-M---

THE KOLOGI'S 16 YEAR OLD SON FATALLY SHOT THEM---

HIS 18 YEAR OLD SISTER BRITTANY AND HIS GRANDFATHER'S GIRLFRIEND.

THE GRANDFATHER AND A BROTHER WERE HOME BUT UNHARMED. Return to index of stories...


TEEN KILLS FAMILY-SOT,VO


Joe Rios, Steve Kologi's Friend: "We spoke, you know, always smiling, you know, not a violent kid or anything like that."

Chris Gramiccioni, Monmouth County Prosecutor: "We will be charging his individual with four counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose."

A FAMILY MEMBER SAYS--- THERE WERE NEVER ANY RED FLAGS.

AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT RELEASED THE NAME OF THE TEEN ACCUSED IN THE KILLINGS---BUT SAY HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

THE TEEN IS EXPECTED TO MAKE AN INITIAL COURT APPEARANCE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


MEGA MILLIONS-OC


AFTER ANOTHER DRAWING YIELDED NO WINNERS---

THE POWERBALL JACKPOT JUST GOT BIGGER.

THE JACKPOT IS NOW ESTIMATED TO BE AT 440-MILLION DOLLAR---

WHILE THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT NOW TOTALS 343-MILLION DOLLARS.

THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING IS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE


STOP COUNTING CALORIES---

AND START COUNTING TIME!

THE NEW STRATEGY TO GET YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION INTO HIGH GEAR--

NEXT.

PLUS--- A DISTURBING STORY---

AFTER A STEP DAD KILLS A BOY---

AND THEN MAKES HIS BROTHERS---

SLEEP NEXT TO HIS DEAD BODY.

WHAT CAUSED THIS TO HAPPEN IN THIS FIRST PLACE--

NEXT. Return to index of stories...


1) COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-VO-WIPE


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2) SLEEPING NEXT TO DEAD BROTHER-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


CRIMEWATCH PROMO-SOTTOPS


CRIMEWATCH DAILY PROMO Return to index of stories...


CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-3 SH W BAM


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FORECAST-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...


HEALTHY LIVNG-CLIP


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COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-SS IN TOUCH


IN YOUR HEALTHY LIVING THIS MORNING---

THERE IS A NEW WEIGHT LOSS STRAGETY --

ENCOURAGING YOU TO STOP COUNTING CALORIES---

AND START COUNTING TIME.

ABC'S ADRIENNE BANKERT HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-PKG


APPY NEW YEAR COUNTDOWN

IF YOU WANT TO BE LEAN IN 2018.INSTEAD OF COUNTING CALORIES.YOU MIGHT CONSIDER *WHEN* YOU'RE EATING

IT'S A DIET STRATEGY CALLED TIME RESTRICTED FEEDING. THE IDEA? EAT NORMALLY.AS MUCH AS YOU WANT.BUT ONLY DURING A SPECIFIC TIME FRAME. DOCTORS SAY THE KEY IS TO SIT DOWN TO MEALS WITHIN A 12 HOUR WINDOW IN ORDER TO LOSE WEIGHT.

DR. JULIE SHATZEL SAYS SHE'S ALSO SEEN GREAT HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS.INCLUDING BETTER SLEEP AND HEIGHTENED ENERGY.AMONGST HER PATIENTS USING THE TRF METHOD

Dr. Shatzel/Family Practice Physician

"I have seen my patients go off blood pressure medications./and normalize their blood pressure completely."

42-YEAR-OLD HOLLY HISEL HAS BEEN TRYING TIME RESTRICTED FEEDING FOR THE PAST 3 MONTHS.

Holly Hisel/TRF User

"I get up at 6:30, I have breakfast at 8 o'clock. I'll have a snack during the day before lunch/then either I'm going out to happy hour or dinner between 5 and 7 and I'm pretty much done before 7pm."

IN A SMALL STUDY OVER 12 WEEKS, A GROUP OF OBESE PARTICIPANTS WERE RESTRICTED TO EATING FOR JUST 8 HOURS A DAY.THE RESULT.ON AVERAGE THEY LOST 5 PERCENT OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT.

Dr. Shatzel/Family Practice Physician

"Time-restricted feeding involves activating metabolic pathways that are silent in our bodies./if you shorten the time frame of eating you will still activate those pathways within your body that will increase fat burning and increase the utilization of stored energy."

BUT EATING WITHIN THAT 12 HOUR TIME FRAME.MEANS YOU'RE FASTING THE OTHER 12 HOURS OF A DAY.EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

Holly Hisel/TRF User

"I had hunger pangs maybe a little bit for those first two weeks/I adjusted it little by little and it was a lot easier than anticipated. I didn't really have to change my diet at all." Return to index of stories...


COUNTING TIME NOT CALORIES-OC


ADRIENNE BANKERT REPORTING.

DOCTOR SHATZEL SAYS DURING THOSE 12 HOURS-- YOU CAN DRINK WHATEVER YOU WANT.

BUT DURING THOSE FAST TIMES THEY ONLY WANT YOU DRINKING WATER.

THEY SAY IF YOU CHEAT AND HAVE COFFEE OR A SNACK YOU ROB THE BODY OF THE HOUSEKEEPING PROCESS--

THAT NECESSARY TIME TO FULLY DIGEST FOOD-- REVITALIZE ORGANS--

EVEN SLOW THE AGING PROCESS BY GIVING YOUR BODY A LONGER BREAK FROM FOOD. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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SLEEPING NEXT TO DEAD BROTHER-OC,VO


A SEVEN YEAR OLD FLORDIA BOY IS DEAD--

AFTER HIS STEP DAD IS ACCUSED OF BEATING THE BOY TO DEATH---

FOR SNEAKING OUT OF BED--

FOR A COOKIE.

JACK MONTGOMERY TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE DISCIPLINED BRICE RUSSELL--

BECAUSE THE BOY TRIED TO SNEAK OUT OF BED TO GET A COOKIE.

THE CHILDS MOTHER WAS AT WORK.

PROSECUTORS SAY---

THAT DISCIPLINE--- ENDED UP KILLING THE BOY.

BRICE'S BROTHERS TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEY SAY MONTGOMERY PUNCH THE BOY IN THE HEAD AND STOMACH SEVERAL TIMES WITH A CLOSED FIST. Return to index of stories...


SLEEPING NEXT TO DEAD BROTHER-SOT,VO


Matthew Smith/Asst. State Attorney: "Picked him up and flung him as described by the other brothers, helicopter across the hotel room into what's kind of a cabinet, where he hit head first. And ultimately caused his brain to bleed."

Matthew Smith/Asst. State Attorney: "As if that was not aggravated enough, Mr. Montgomery took the child, put him in bed and had his siblings sleep with him while Mr., while Brice was dead that entire night."

HIS BROTHERS TOLD INVESTIGATORS MONTGOMERY TRIED SPLASHING WATER ON BRICE'S FACE---

BUT HE DIDN'T WAKE UP.

MONTGOMERY HAS A HISTORY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND BATTERY.

NOW HE IS STARING AT A POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY---

CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF A LITTLE BOY. Return to index of stories...


TAXI CAB ATTACK-OC,SOT,SS,VO


A CAB DRIVER WAS ATTACKED---

ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST PARTY NIGHTS OF THE YEAR.

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

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED DANIEL MCCORMICK FOR THE ASSAULT.

THEY SAY-- HE BEAT UP HIS TAXI DRIVER AFTERING A LONG NIGHT OF DRINKING AT MERCATO SHOPPING CENTER.

THE CAB DRIVER DROPPED HIM OFF AT THE FRONT GATE OF THE GRAND BAY COMMUNITY.

BUT--- MCCORMICK REFUSED TO PAY HIS FARE.

THE DRIVER CALLED 9-1-1---CLAIMING MCCORMICK WAS SHOVING AND HITTING HIM.

BY THE TIME DEPUTIES ARRIVED TO HELP---THEY HAD TO TACKLE MCCMORMICK TO GET HIM OFF THE VICTIM.

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


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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CAPE CREEP FOLO-VO IN BAM, VOFULL


ABC7 IS GETTING YOU ANSWERS---

AFTER THE VIDEO OF A MAN--

APPROACHING A HOME IN NORTHWEST CAPE CORAL--

CREATED QUITE A STIR.

IN THE VIDEO--

THE MAN IS SEEN TAKING A PHOTO OF THE DOOR--

AND WALKING AWAY.

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

ITS A BUSINESS 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 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-SOT,VO


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

JAY YANESH SAYS---

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

ITS FAIRLY COMMON.

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


GET MORE: CCPD AND NEXTDOOR-OTS


GETTING 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...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE SIX


DRONES----- TO THE RESCUE.

THE PUSH TO GET THEM TO DELIVER BLOOD---

TO A HOSPITAL NEAR YOU.

PLUS--- MUST SEE VIDEO OF THE DAY---

AFTER A CAR--- GOES FLYING INTO THE WATER IN PANAMA CITY! Return to index of stories...


1) DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-VO


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2) CAR RESCUE-VO


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THE VIEW-SOTTOPS


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NEW TODAY-CLIP


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DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-OC,VO


A CALIFORNIA CITY---

COULD BE THE FIRST IN THE U-S TO USE DRONES---

TO DELIVER BLOOD.

DRONES ARE ALREADY BEING USED IN SWITZERLAND TO DELIVER BLOOD FROM ONE MEDICAL FACILITY TO ANOTHER.

NOW--- IT COULD BE COMING TO MENLO PARK CALIFORNIA.

THIS VIDEO SHOWS HOW BLOOD OR MEDICAL SAMPLES CAN BE PUT INTO A BOX--

AND WITH A PUSH OF A BUTTON---

FLOWN AUTONOMOUSLY BY A DRONE.

THE DELIVERY WOULD BE DROPPED AT A RECEIVING STATION LOCATED IN A HOSPITAL PARKING LOT OR CONVENIENT AREA FOR MEDICAL STAFF TO ACCESS. Return to index of stories...


DRONE TO HOSPITALS?-SOT,VO


Andreas Rappopoulous, Matternet CEO: "With a system like this, you're able to save tremendous amount of time and generally reduce waste throughout the hospital system."

THE F-A-A RECENTLY ANNOUNCED IT WILL SELECT A SMALL NUMBER OF PILOT PROJECTS THAT WOULD HELP THE INTEGRATION OF DRONES.

DOCTORS SAY IF APPROVED---

THE DRONES WOULD BE USED TO FLY BLOOD IN EMERGENCIES--

WHERE TIME IS CRITICAL---

AND THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH STAFF TO TRANSPORT SUPPLIES QUICKLY.

THE F-A-A IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A DECISION WITHIN THE NEXT 90 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP


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CAR RESCUE-VOTOPS


MUST SEE VIDEO OF THE DAY.

AN 89 YEAR OLD MAN WAS RESCUED---

AFTER HIS CAR WENT INTO THE ST. ANDREWS MARINA IN PANAMA CITY LAST WEEK.

COAST GUARD MEMBERS HAD TO BREAK THE CARS WINDOWS TO RESCUE THE MAN.

THAT MANS CONDITION IS NOT KNOWN. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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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.

THE COUNTY IS NOW IN THE DESIGN PHASE OF A PROJECT THAT IS AIMING TO REPAIR AND STABILIZE THE CAUSEWAY FROM FUTURE STORM DAMAGES.

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


TS 2) FL MINIUMUM WAGE-VOTOPS


FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE IS NOW EIGHT DOLLARS AND 25 CENTS AN HOUR.

EACH YEAR --

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY IS *REQUIRED* TO ADJUST MINIMUM WAGE BASED ON THE FEDERAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.

THE INCREASE MEANS FULL TIME MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS WOULD EARN ABOUT 3-HUNDRED-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.

IN NOVEMBER -- CITY COUNCIL TALKED ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES -- BUT NOT IN A PUBLIC MEETING.

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...


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...


FINAL WEATHER-4SH, WX


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CLOSE-4 SHOT


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