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COLD BLAST-CLIP IGUANAS IN THE COLD-SOTVO
ITS COLD Y'ALL-SOTVO PALM TREE SPRAYING-VO IN TOUCH-LIVE IN TOUCH
ITS COLD Y'ALL-VO IN BAM PALM TREE SPRAYING-LIVE
HELLO-2SH PUSH PALM TREE SPRAYING-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR PALM TREE SPRAYING-LIVE
FIRE DANGER INDEX-VOTOPS TOSS TO JP-6 BAM TOSS
BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-VOTOPS-VO IN TOUCH WEATHER-BAM
BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-SOTVO WEATHER-WX CTR
COLD PPL IN SWFL-OC-SOTVO FLOODING IN NEW ENGLAND-wipe-VOTOPS
COLD PPL IN SWFL-OTS THE NORTH EAST IS SHUT DOWN-wipe-VOTOPS
COLD PPL IN SWFL-PKG WX APP PUSH-SSTOPS
COLD PPL IN SWFL-OC NEW AT 11-CLIP
COLLIER TOURISM-OC-VO BEST DATING DAY OF THE YEAR-OTS
BEACH RENTAL IMPACT-OC-VO ROMANCE SCAM-OC-VO
BEACH RENTAL IMPACT-SOTVO FAKE BOTOX ARREST-OC-VO
THE WEATHER AND YOUR BODY-OC-VO NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
THE WEATHER AND YOUR BODY-SOTVO NO ASBESTOS IN MAKEUP-OC-VO
WINTER WEATHER MYTHS-OTS-RVL COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
WINTER WEATHER MYTHS-SOTVO TEASE TWO
QUARTER HOUR PUSH-wipe-VOTOPS TZ2 A) NFM LOTTO MANIA-SOTVO
NEW AT 11-CLIP TZ2 B) ROBBER BEGS TO BE LET OUT-VOTOPS
DUI DAD 911 CALL-OC-NATS-SS GMA TEASE-BLK-SOT
GYM PARKING LOT WARNING-OTS NEW AT 11-CLIP
KEY HOOKS TOO-VOTOPS NFM LOTTO MANIA-SS IN TOUCH
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP NFM LOTTO MANIA-PKG
GLADIOLUS UPDATE-OC-VO NFM LOTTO MANIA-OC
MISSING TX GIRLS FOUND SAFE-OC-VO NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
ROY MOORE ACCUSER SUING HIM-OTS ICE CREAM MUSEUM FINED-OC-VO
MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT-OC-VO ROBBER BEGS TO BE LET OUT-OC-VO
MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT-SOTVO ROBBER BEGS TO BE LET OUT-SOTVO
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP WINTER ISN'T COMING FOR A LONG TIME-OTS
TEASE ONE------------ KICKER TEASE-VO
TZ1A RAINING IGUANAS-VO SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-VO
TZ1B PALM TREE SPRAY-SOTVO SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-VO
COLD BLAST-CLIP SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-VO
RAINING IGUANAS IN MIAMI-VOTOPS CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
IGUANAS IN THE COLD-OTS  


COLD BLAST-CLIP


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ITS COLD Y'ALL-SOTVO


31:41-46

"You could say we are used to it but we weren't expecting it here!"

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT.

THE COLDEST OF THE COLD BLAST IS HITTING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


ITS COLD Y'ALL-VO IN BAM


EVERY SINGLE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COUNTY IS UNDER A FREEZE WARNING RIGHT NOW.

AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR HOMES--

THEIR BUSINESSES--

AND EVEN THEIR ANIMALS READY FOR WHATS TO COME. Return to index of stories...


HELLO-2SH PUSH


ABC-7 HAS YOU COVERED ON *ALL OF THOSE ANGLES.

THANKS FOR WATCHING--

I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

THE COLDEST PART OF THE NIGHT IS STILL TO COME.

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOHN PATRICK IS TRACKING WHEN AND WHERE THAT WILL BE!

J-P! Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


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FIRE DANGER INDEX-VOTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD --

TOMORROW OUR ENTIRE VIEWING AREA IS LOOKING AT A "HIGH" FIRE DANGER INDEX.

THAT MEANS FIRES CAN START EASIER.

A FEW THINGS THAT WILL CAUSE THAT.

LOW HUMIDITY.

LOW RAIN CHANCES.

STRONGER WINDS. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-VOTOPS-VO IN TOUCH


TODAY WE HAD A "MODERATE" FIRE DANGER INDEX.

AND STILL --

A BRUSH FIRE BROKE OUT ALONG THREE OAKS PARKWAY--

SCORCHING TWO ACRES OF TREES.

FIREFIGHTERS GOT IT UNDER CONTROL WITHIN A FEW HOURS.

BUT HURRICANE IRMA DEBRIS FUELED IT --

AND BLOCKED SOME PATHS FOR FIREFIGHTERS TO GET TO IT.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY THIS IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH FIRE SEASON. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-SOTVO


Alexis Rothring San Carlos park fire

000158 we are able to get out there but we have to think about those extra steps were going to have to take this year

Samantha Quinn Florida forestry

001432 with the cold front it caused a lot of the vegutation we did have on the ground to dry out even more so

IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR WHAT CAUSED THAT FIRE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


COLD PPL IN SWFL-OC-SOTVO


A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STAYING INDOORS THE LAST FEW DAYS.

BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE *ENJOYING THE WEATHER--

BECAUSE ITS BETTER THAN WHERE THEY CAME FROM.

30:45-49

"Didn't think I'd use my wool socks in the bottom of my bag but I did pull them out tonight."

MANY PEOPLE BRING THEIR *BOATS DOWN FROM UP NORTH--

AND ACTUALLY SLEEP IN THEM. Return to index of stories...


COLD PPL IN SWFL-OTS


TONIGHT--

ABC7s NESTOR MATO CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE--

WITH MORE ON WHAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE DOING TO ESCAPE THE COLD. Return to index of stories...


COLD PPL IN SWFL-PKG


JOLANTA IS FROM MASSACHUSETTS.

31:41-46

"You could say we are used to it but we weren't expecting it here!"

AND WILMA THOUGHT SHE ESCAPED THE NORTHEAST BOMB CYCLONE.

27:37-42

"People in Pennsylvania won't believe it's going to freeze down here too!!"

BOTH ARE STAYING ON THEIR BOATS AT THE FORT MYERS YACHT BASIN DURING TONIGHT'S FREEZE WARNING.

30:24-26

"Probably I'll take a hot shower before I go to bed."

JOLANTA AND HER HUSBAND DON'T HAVE A HEATER ON BOARD.

30:33-37

"Boil water on the gas stove and fill a hot water bottle."

THEY ARE PREPARING THEIR BOAT BY COVERING THE AIR VENTS WITH TAPE AND FOAM!

31:16-21

"Normally it's great to have that, you want to have ventilation, but not with the chill and the wind!"

PEOPLE ON LAND JUST AS CHILLY.

MANY TAKING STROLLS AROUND DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS BUNDLED UP.

EATING BY HEATERS.

AND DRINKING SOME OLD FASHIONED HOT COFFEE.

24:21-26

"If there are some things exposed on boats, I guess they could freeze and pipes break."

CINDY FROM CINCINNATI GOT OFF HER YACHT FOR DINNER AND TO WALK HER DOG.

SHE'S BUNDLED UP AND HOPES THE HEAT MAKES A QUICK COMEBACK.

22:06-09

"I thought I was supposed to be in sunshine and warm weather."

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COLD PPL IN SWFL-OC


NO ONE WE TALKED TO TODAY SAID IT WAS COLD ENOUGH FOR THEM TO PONY UP FOR A HOTEL.

THEY'RE JUST HAPPY THEY AREN'T BACK UP NORTH. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TOURISM-OC-VO


TOURISM IS ALSO TAKING A BIG HIT WITH THE COLD.

IN COLLIER COUNTY--

THE TOURISM BUREAU HOPES IT'S JUST TEMPORARY.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM OUR SKY SEVEN DRONE--

AND YOU CAN SEE THE BEACH IS EMPTIER THAN IT NORMALLY WOULD BE DURING BUSY SEASON.

THE COLLIER TOURISM BUREAU SAYS IT SHOULD ONLY BE A SHORT-TERM IMPACT.

AND VISITORS SAY THEY'VE BEEN FINDING OTHER THINGS TO DO. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENTAL IMPACT-OC-VO


THE COLD WEATHER IS KEEPING SOME FISHING CHARTER COMPANIES FROM GETTING OUT ON THE WATER.

TODAY -- CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE.

THAT WAS IT.

IT'S A PROBLEM, THOUGH, BECAUSE THEY ALREADY LOST BUSINESS DURING IRMA. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENTAL IMPACT-SOTVO


11:37:01 -:08

"Before this week it was incredible - once the abnormal weather showed up it got really tough."

11:39:26 -:35

"This season is super important for us here at Sea Trek Fishing Charters, as well as Sea Daddy Fishing Charters, So when we have a weather window we're ready to go."

HERE'S WHY THIS MATTERS SO MUCH..

ACCORDING TO *VISIT-FLORIDA*

EACH YEAR FROM 2011 TO 2015 -- TOURISM SPENDING INCREASED.

IN 2015, IT BROUGHT IN MORE THAN 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO OUR STATE. Return to index of stories...


THE WEATHER AND YOUR BODY-OC-VO


SO WHY DO WE FEEL SO COLD?

WE DID A LITTLE DIGGING AND FOUND OUT--

IT HAS TO DO WITH YOUR CAPILLARIES.

BECAUSE IT'S NORMALLY SO HOT HERE--

YOUR BLOOD VESSELS OPEN UP TO RELEASE HEAT.

WHEN THE TEMPERATURES DROP LIKE THIS--

THE VESSELS CONTRACT TO HELP KEEP THE HEAT IN-- BUT IT TAKES TIME FOR YOUR CIRCULATION TO ADJUST.

THE LONGER YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA--

YOUR BODY LOSES INSULATING FAT THAT KEEPS YOU WARM. Return to index of stories...


THE WEATHER AND YOUR BODY-SOTVO


Kaylee Kwek/Ft Myers

02:45:42-50

"Its been freezing compared to normal. My fingers almost froze off this morning. Lost complete feeling in them."

Daniel Kluttz/Ft Myers

02:56:33-35

Definitely a baby when it comes to the cold

but IF YOU'VE HEARD IT'S BECAUSE YOUR BLOOD THINS OUT.

THAT'S JUST A MYTH. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER MYTHS-OTS-RVL


LET'S SPOTLIGHT A FEW OTHER COLD WEATHER MYTHS.

FIRST --

ALLERGIES.

STILL A PROBLEM.

AT LEAST INDOOR ONES FOR SURE.

ALSO --

CAN YOU SKIP YOUR SUN SCREEN?

SOME PEOPLE CLAIM YOU CAN.

ABC7 METEOROLOGIST JIM DICKEY HAS THE ANSWER TO THAT ONE. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER MYTHS-SOTVO


JIM DIKEY- ABC7 METEOROLGIST

12:07:20

Fiction complete fiction. You can still get a sunburn during the winter in south Florida

YOU SHOULD USE INSECT REPELLENT TOO.

LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL TELLS US ITS STILL NOT COLD ENOUGH TO KILL MOSQUITOES.

THEY GO INTO A KIND OF HIBERNATION WHEN TEMPS DROP BELOW FIFTY DEGREES. Return to index of stories...


QUARTER HOUR PUSH-wipe-VOTOPS


PEOPLE ARE ALSO SCRAMBLING TO PROTECT FLORIDA'S FAMOUS PALM TREES.

JUST MINUTES AWAY--

WE'RE GETTING YOU MORE ON A SURPRISING WAY TO KEEP THEM FROM FREEZING. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 11-CLIP


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DUI DAD 911 CALL-OC-NATS-SS


BRAND NEW AT 11 --

WE'RE NOW HEARING THE BIZARRE 9-1-1 CALLS FROM TERRIFIED PEOPLE ON THE ROAD --

NEAR A DRUNK DRIVER IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NGUYEN 3

:30 -:44

CALLER: "He's crazy. Get away from him."

911 OPERATOR: "What's going on?"

CALLER: "I don't know. There's a crazy person behind us who is hitting us repeatedly."

DEPUTIES SAY PHUONG NGUYEN WAS ON DRUGS--

AND HAS HIS KID IN THE CAR!

HE WAS CHASING PEOPLE AND RUNNING THEM OFF THE ROAD.

HIT SEVERAL OF THEM --

BEFORE SMASHING INTO A TRUCK AND CRASHING.

WHEN DEPUTIES FOUND HIM-- HE WAS PASSED OUT.

THANKFULLY THE BABY IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


GYM PARKING LOT WARNING-OTS


A WARNING TONIGHT FROM THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

IF YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION IS TO GET IN SHAPE--

YOU COULD BECOME AN EASY TARGET AT THE GYM.

A FEW IDEAS FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE--

DON'T LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR.

ONLY TAKE WHAT YOU NEED INSIDE THE GYM.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO PUT YOUR PURSE IN THE TRUNK--

DO IT *BEFORE* YOU GET THERE.

AND FINALLY--

THOSE LOCKERS CAN GET BROKEN INTO-- SO TRY NOT TO LEAVE MUCH IN THERE EITHER. Return to index of stories...


KEY HOOKS TOO-VOTOPS


UNFORTUNATELY--

THE KEY HOOK STANDS AT THE GYM AREN'T THAT SAFE EITHER.

BACK IN 20-16--

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A STRING OF CAR BREAK INS IN LEE COUNTY--

USING PEOPLE'S *OWN KEYS.

THE THIEVES WOULD JUST GRAB A KEY FROM THE KEY HOOKS--

PRESS THE ALARM BUTTON TO FIND THE CAR-- GRAB THE STUFF-- AND THEN PUT THE KEY RIGHT BACK.

AFTER THE STRING OF THEFTS-- AROUND THE CLOCK FITNESS MOVED THE KEY STAND BEHIND THE FRONT DESK. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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GLADIOLUS UPDATE-OC-VO


AN ABC7 FOLLOW-UP.

TWO PEOPLE HAVE SURVIVED A DRIVE BY-SHOOTING AT POINT BLANK RANGE.

THIS WAS BREAKING NEWS LAST NIGHT AT 11.

WE'RE NOW LEARNING THE VICTIMS -- A MAN AND A WOMAN -- DROVE THEMSELVES TEN MINUTES AWAY TO HEALTHPARK HOSPITAL.

WE WERE THERE AS DEPUTIES TOWED AWAY THEIR CAR -- RIDDLED WITH BULLET HOLES.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED ON GLADIOLOUS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE THE SHOOTING WAS NOT RANDOM. Return to index of stories...


MISSING TX GIRLS FOUND SAFE-OC-VO


TWO GIRLS MISSING FROM TEXAS ARE NOW SAFE.

POLICE FOUND THEN IN COLORADO.

THE GIRLS DISAPPEARED AFTER THEIR MOTHER WAS MURDERED IN THEIR HOME.

THE SUSPECT IS THEIR MOM'S ROOMMATE.

POLICE IN COLORADO GOT A TIP ABOUT A MAN DRIVING WEIRD--

AND SWERVING ALL OVER THE ROAD.

THEY PULLED HIM OVER --REALIZED WHO HE WAS AND ARRESTED HIM.

THE GIRLS ARE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


ROY MOORE ACCUSER SUING HIM-OTS


NEW AT 11 --

ONE OF THE WOMEN WHO ACCUSED REPUBLICAN U-S SENATE CANDIDATE ROY MOORE OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT --

IS NOW SUING HIM FOR DEFAMATION.

IN THE LAWSUIT--

LEIGH CORFMAN SAYS MOORE AND HIS CAMPAIGN DEFAMED HER BY CALLING HER A LIAR --

AND QUESTIONING HER MOTIVATION FOR COMING FORWARD.

SHE SAYS MOORE ABUSED HER WHEN SHE WAS 14 AND MOORE WAS AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN HIS 30S.

MOORE WOMEN ACCUSED MOORE AS THE CAMPAIGN WENT ON.

COFRMAN WANTS AN APOLOGY.

MOORE LOST TO DOUG JONES./ Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT-OC-VO


ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS IS CHANGING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S POLICy ON MARIJUANA.

AN OBAMA-ERA POLICY SAID THE D-O-J WOULD STAY OUT OF STATES THAT VOTED FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION.

NOW--

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS IN THOSE STATES CAN DECIDED IF THEY WANT TO TAKE ACTION.

SESSIONS IS CALLING IT A RETURN TO THE RULE OF LAW.

BUT LOCAL ATTORNEYS GENERAL ARE SAYING IT'S AN OVER REACH. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT-SOTVO


Cynthia Coffman/ Colorado Attorney General: "we will continue as a state to exert our right as a sovereign state to control what happens at our borders with regard to marijuana regulation and enforcement."

MARIJUANA JUST BECAME LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK.

EIGHT STATES HAVE NOW LEGALIZED RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE------------


IT'S RAINING IGUANAS IN MIAMI. THEY'RE FROZEN.FALLING FROM TREES AND CRASHING ON CARS. GET MORE ON WHY THEY'RE NOT DEAD.

PLUS

You work hard to grow plants, and one night could wipe you out.

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT TO PROTECT PLANTS.

GET MORE ON THE MAD DASH TO KEEP PALMS AND OTHER TROPICAL FAVORITES SAFE.

AD-LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1A RAINING IGUANAS-VO


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TZ1B PALM TREE SPRAY-SOTVO


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COLD BLAST-CLIP


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RAINING IGUANAS IN MIAMI-VOTOPS


IT'S RAINING IGUANAS IN MIAMI.

ITS SO COLD--

THEY'RE FREEZING UP AND FALLING OUT OF TREES.

IGUANAS ARE COLD BLOODED SO IF THE TEMPS DIP LOW ENOUGH--

AND THEY CAN'T GET ENOUGH SUN TO WARM UP--

THEY ESSENTIALLY GO INTO A COMA. Return to index of stories...


IGUANAS IN THE COLD-OTS


IN CAPE CORAL TODAY--

PEOPLE WE TALKED TO SAY THEY SAW DOZENS OF IGUANAS SUN BATHING ON SEA WALLS.

EXPERTS WITH F-W-C TELL US IT JUST HAS TO REACH 40 DEGREES FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


IGUANAS IN THE COLD-SOTVO


Charlotte Bursiek/Cape Coral

08:44:40-48

"It seems like they find an area on the seawall where the sun's really hitting it, and then they'll lay there like they're tanning."

F-W-C EXPERTS DON'T THINK THE COLD TEMPERATURES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL LAST LONG ENOUGH TO KILL A LOT OF IGUANAS.

ONCE THEY WARM UP---THE IGUANAS WILL START MOVING AGAIN.

DON'T TRY HELPING ONE GET WARM THOUGH---IT MAY BECOME MOBILE AGAIN---GET SCARED---AND ATTACK YOU! Return to index of stories...


PALM TREE SPRAYING-VO IN TOUCH-LIVE IN TOUCH


RIGHT NOW --

THERE'S A FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR JUST ABOUT ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MOST GROWERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO PROTECT THEIR TREES.

EVERYTHING FROM EXOTIC PLANTS --

TO OUR AREA'S FAMOUS PALM TREES.

TONIGHT --

ABC7'S SIMONE CUCCURULLO IS AT THE CENTER OF THE ACTION --

INSIDE A NORTH FORT MYERS PALM TREE NURSERY.

SIMONE --

HOW DO THEY DO THIS? Return to index of stories...


PALM TREE SPRAYING-LIVE


YOU MIGHT THINK THAT WATER AND COLD TEMPERATURES WOULDN'T NECESSARILY MIX.

BUT HERE AT THE PALM TREE NURSERY, IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT PROPER IRRIGATION.

PUTTING AN EXCESS OF WATER ON THE PALMS, TO KEEP THEM SAFE AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE TEMPERATURES DROP INTO THE NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


PALM TREE SPRAYING-PKG


00:46:28

Southwest Florida is growing at such a large pace

OUR REGION, HOME TO THE CITY OF PALMS.

It's an art

WHERE YOU CAN FIND THOUSANDS OF

MASSIVE TRUNKS AND BEAUTIFUL FRONDS--

Tropical places have tropical plants

AND CANOPIES REACHING UP TO 75 FEET HIGH.

Everybody wants to have the most tropical plants they can have, that's great until we have nights like this.

NIGHTS THAT MEAN PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME FOR GROWERS LIKE WAYNE MORTON, WHO ARE TURNING TO IRRIGATION TO PROTECT THEIR PALMS.

You work hard to grow plants, and one night could wipe you out.

THE TECHNIQUE IS SUCCESSFUL, IF DONE PROPERLY WITH OVERHEAD IRRIGATION SYSTEMS AND CONSTANT FLOW OF WATER

We've got it down to a science at this point.

BUT FOR OTHER TYPES OF TROPICAL PLANTS LIKE THOSE AT RIVERLAND NURSERY

00:49:09-:16

It slows us down quite a bit

WATER COULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

With the temperatures being so low you have to take a lot of extra precautions to protect our inventory and our plants.

THATS WHY VINCE MOLNAR OPTS FOR FROST CLOTHS ON HIS MORE DELICATE ITEMS.

it's one of my least favorite days of the year in frost cloth day so hopefully don't have to do it much more than once or twice

CALLING IN EXTRA STAFF AND SPENDING HOURS PREPARING, JUST LIKE WAYNE UP THE STREET.

you take it as it comes. You got damage, you deal with it. Return to index of stories...


PALM TREE SPRAYING-LIVE


BACK OUT HERE ON THE GROUNDS YOU CAN SEE----

THIS WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING.

I'M LIVE IN NFM, SC, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JP-6 BAM TOSS


AND THAT IS A BIG CONCERN FOR GROWERS AND FARMERS TONIGHT--

THAT FREEZE WARNING.

LETS GET RIGHT OUT TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOHN PATRICK.

J-P-- Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-BAM


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WEATHER-WX CTR


After reaching the upper 30s this morning for many places, we will do it again tonight and the following night. Most of SWFL is under a freeze warning which means temperatures will most likely be at or below freezing. Tomorrow will be sunny, dry and cool with temperatures in the low 60s by the afternoon and less wind. Friday night will be another night in the 30s followed by a sunny cool Saturday. Sunday will begin our warm up ahead of a cold front that may bring a few showers on Tuesday. 80s are in the forecast by mid next week. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING IN NEW ENGLAND-wipe-VOTOPS


THE WILD WEATHER IS CAUSING *FLOODING IN SOME PARTS OF THE NORTH EAST.

THIS IS IN HAMPTON BEACH IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

NEIGHBORHOODS ARE FLOODED *AND COVERED IN SNOW. Return to index of stories...


THE NORTH EAST IS SHUT DOWN-wipe-VOTOPS


AIRPORTS ACROSS THE NORTH EAST ARE FLAT OUT SHUT DOWN--

STRANDING THOUSANDS ACROSS THE U-S.

THIS IS IN ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

PEOPLE JUST WAITING AROUND UNTIL THEY CAN CATCH A FLIGHT HOME. Return to index of stories...


WX APP PUSH-SSTOPS


YOU CAN GET SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST ACCURATE FORECAST ON YOUR PHONE.

TRACK THE TEMPERATURES, SEE THE ONLY LIVE RADAR IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND GET REAL-TIME TRAFFIC ALERTS ALL ON THE STORMWARN 7 APP.

IT'S FREE AND IN THE APP STORE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 11-CLIP


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BEST DATING DAY OF THE YEAR-OTS


LOOKING AHEAD RIGHT NOW--

THIS SUNDAY IS THE BIGGEST ONLINE DATING DAY OF THE YEAR.

THE SUNDAY AFTER NEW YEAR'S IS DUBBED "DATING SUNDAY" ON TINDER.

A TINDER SOCIOLOGIST-- YES THAT'S A TITLE--

SAYS ITS BECAUSE SINGLES FEEL REFRESHED--

AND READY TO PUT THEMSELVES OUT THERE.

IT'S NOT JUST TINDER-- PLENTY OF FISH-- MATCH- AND OTHER SITES SAY THEY SEE MORE ACTIVITY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE A 12 PERCENT INCREASE IN MATCHES ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


ROMANCE SCAM-OC-VO


BUT REMEMBER -- THATS QUANTITY NOT QUALITY.

AND EVEN THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS WARNING YOU ABOUT LOVE.

THERE'S A NEW ROMANCE SCAM GOING AROUND.

CON ARTISTS ARE PRETENDING TO BE THE PERFECT PARTNER --

LURING PEOPLE INTO RELATIONSHIPS--

THEN TAKING THEIR MONEY AND RUNNING.

THE SCAMMERS ARE TARGETING OLDER PEOPLE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS GOTTEN MORE CALLS FROM CONCERNED FAMILY MEMBERS OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


FAKE BOTOX ARREST-OC-VO


BRADENTON POLICE ARRESTED A WOMAN FOR INJECTING PEOPLE WITH FAKE BOTOX.

POLICE SAY DIANE DANCA DOESN'T HAVE A MEDICAL LICENSE.

SHE WAS INJECTING PEOPLE IN HER OWN HOME.

WHEN POLICE RAIDED HER HOME--

THEY FOUND A ROOM FULL OF NEEDLES-- A MEDICAL BED-- AND THE FAKE BOTOX.

SHE EVEN KEPT MEDICAL RECORDS--

ONE VICTIM PAID 36 THOUSAND DOLLARS OVER SEVERAL YEARS.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR MORE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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NO ASBESTOS IN MAKEUP-OC-VO


AN ABC-7 NEWS UPDATE TONIGHT.

CLAIRES SAYS INDEPENDENT TESTING SHOWS ITS MAKEUP DOES *NOT HAVE ASBESTOS IN IT.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT SENT SAMPLES TO TWO DIFFERENT LABS--

AND BOTH CAME BACK ASBESTOS FREE.

CLAIRES ALSO SAYS IT HAS REQUESTED THE ORIGINAL TESTING RESULTS THAT ALLEGEDLY FOUND ASBESTOS--

BUT THE LAB WON'T GIVE THEM OVER.

IT WAS ALSO THE SAME LAB THAT SAID IT FOUND ASBESTOS IN MAKEUP FROM ANOTHER TEEN STORE-- JUSTICE.

JUSTICE ALSO SAYS INDEPENDENT TESTING FOUND NO ASBESTOS IN ITS MAKEUP. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


Stan Abell: North Fort Myers Resident

01:36:22

"I wish I'd have bought one last week!";03

A BIG LOTTERY WINNER IN NORTH FORT MYERS!

GET MORE ON THE LOTTO FEVER GOING ON AT THE STORE THAT SOLD THE WINNING TICKET.

PLUS--

HOW THIS ROBBER GOT LOCKED IN THE STORE HE WAS ROBBING--

THEN BEGGED TO BE LET OUT! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) NFM LOTTO MANIA-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) ROBBER BEGS TO BE LET OUT-VOTOPS


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GMA TEASE-BLK-SOT


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NEW AT 11-CLIP


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NFM LOTTO MANIA-SS IN TOUCH


IT MAY BE COLD OUTSIDE---BUT IT'S HOT IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

A WINN DIXIE SOLD A LOTTERY TICKET WORTH ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

AND NOW-- PEOPLE ARE IN A FRENZY -- TRYING TO GET THEIR SHOT AT THE NEXT TWO BIG DRAWINGS.

ABC7s DELIA D'AMBRA TALKED TO CUSTOMERS TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NFM LOTTO MANIA-PKG


A CENTRAL SPOT IN TOWN---

Female Winn Dixie Customer

01:45:50

"We live right just across the street.":02

NOW THE CENTER OF ATTENTION---

Denise Williams: North Fort Myers Resident

01:40:22

"You don't hear about it every day in North Fort Myers!":03

AFTER SOMEONE STRUCK GOLD---AND WON 11 MILLION DOLLARS PLAYING THE FLORIDA LOTTO XTRA.

*NATS*

Denise Williams: North Fort Myers Resident

01:39:52

"There are winning tickets out there, and right down the road from where I live and shop every day.":060

Female Winn Dixie Customer

01:43:23

"For somebody to have that opportunity is once in a lifetime.":04

NEW SIGNAGE ON THE OLD BUILDING---TOUTING THE SALE OF THE WINNING TICKET---IS TURNING HEADS.

Female Winn Dixie Customer

01:45:15

"When I saw the commas, commas, commas! And I saw that it was 11 million I thought awesome for someone.":07

Stan Abell: North Fort Myers Resident

01:36:22

"I wish I'd have bought one last week!";03

SOME BELIEVE THE LANDMARK IS LUCKY---

Female Winn Dixie Customer

01:43:17

"Makes other people want to buy more tickets.":03

Stan Abell: North Fort Myers Resident

01:36:34

"Lotto, mega millions, and powerball.":02

Female Winn Dixie Customer

01:43:51

"Quick picks.":01

FORTUNE WAS IN THE STORE'S FAVOR TOO---IT GETS A 70-THOUSAND DOLLAR COMMISION FOR SELLING THE TICKET.

Female Winn Dixie Customer

01:44:33

"They might update the store a little bit.":02

THE LURE OF THE LOTTERY IS KEEPING CUSTOMERS DREAMING OF DOLLAR SIGNS IN THEIR OWN LIFE.

Denise Williams: North Fort Myers Resident

01:40:58

"My husband, he'd be buying himself a new boat!":02

Stan Abell: North Fort Myers Resident

01:36:00

"That's my retirement.":01

Female Winn Dixie Customer

01:44:52

"I could help so many people:":01

DELIA D'AMBRA, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


NFM LOTTO MANIA-OC


THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING IS SATURDAY NIGHT.

RIGHT NOW THE JACKPOT FOR POWERBAL IS CLOSE TO 6-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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ICE CREAM MUSEUM FINED-OC-VO


THE NEW ICE CREAM MUSEUM IN MIAMI--

IS CREATING AN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD.

IT'S A NEW ATTRACTION IN MIAMI.

THERE'S A PIT OF SPRINKLES INSIDE THE MUSEUM--

THAT VISITORS CAN JUMP AND PLAY IN--

KIND OF LIKE A BALL PIT.

THE SPRINKLES ARE MADE OF SHINY BITS OF PLASTIC.

AND NOW-- PEOPLE ARE ACCIDENTALLY BRINGING THE PLASTIC OUTSIDE WITH THEM WHEN THEY LEAVE--

AND ITS GETTING TRAPPED IN THE SEWAGE SYSTEM.

THE CITY OF MIAMI FINED THE MUSEUM A THOUSAND DOLLARS--

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ROBBER BEGS TO BE LET OUT-OC-VO


NEW AT 11 --

A QUICK THINKING CLERK AT A CELL PHONE STORE IN HOUSTON LOCKED A ROBBER OUT OF HIS OWN ROBBERY.

THIS NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE MAN WALKING IN--

AND POINTING A GUN AT THE CLERK.

SHE RUSHED CUSTOMERS OUT OF THE STORE--

BUT THEN LOCKED THE DOOR BEHIND THEM.

SO THE GUY HAD NO WHERE TO GO.

HE TRIES TO GET OUT FOR SIX MINUTES--

EVEN SHOOTING AT THE DOOR LOCK.

BUT THAT BACKFIRED ON HIM WHEN HE FOUND THE KEYS A FEW MINUTES LATER. Return to index of stories...


ROBBER BEGS TO BE LET OUT-SOTVO


"What he did was he broke the lock on the inside so when he found keys and tries to make his way out, he wasn't able to get out because he messed the lock up."

WHOOPS.

AT ONE POINT HE EVEN STARTED BEGGING AT THE DOOR TO BE LET OUT.

POLICE GOT THERE AND ARRESTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


WINTER ISN'T COMING FOR A LONG TIME-OTS


IT'S OFFICIAL.

GAME OF THRONES FANS WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 20-19 TO SEE WHO WILL SIT ON THE IRON THRONE.

H-B-O MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY--

ALTHOUGH RUMORS HAVE SWIRLED SINCE THE LAST SEASON ENDED.

THE EIGHTH SEASON WILL BE JUST *SIX EPISODES LONG. Return to index of stories...


KICKER TEASE-VO


KRISTA TOSS TO BREAK Return to index of stories...


SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-VO


WE END TONIGHT WITH ABC7'S SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOLS.

SECOND GRADE TEACHER KATIE BUSH AT TOMMIE BARFIELD ELEMENTARY ON MARCO ISLAND --

SAYS HER STUDENTS RETURNED TO SCHOOL TODAY BUNDLED UP.

AND THEY WANTED TO KNOW -- IF THEY'D SEE SNOW.

WELL, FROM MOTHER NATURE, NO.

BUT FROM THEIR CREATIVE TEACHER -- YES.

MISS BUSH USED SOME HELP FROM ELLEN'S SCIENCE GUY -- STEVE SPANGLER -- TO HAVE THE STUDENTS CREATE "INSTANT SNOW!"

SCIENCE.COMING TO LIFE! Return to index of stories...


SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-VO


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SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-VO


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CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC 7 NEWS AT 11--

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

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