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HEADLINES-CLIP- SOTTOPS COLLIER IRMA REPAIRS AND COLD-SOTVO, OC
7PM OPEN-CLIP SHELTERS TONIGHT-OC, CG(2)
UMBRELLA LEAD-ANIBOX TEASE TO THE APP-WIPE SSTOPS
brush fire vo-vo1 NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
seawall vo-vo2 TZ1A) COLD FACT OR FICTION-NATSVO-WIPE
mosquitoes vo-vo3 TZ1B) SKINNY WINE MYTH-VOTOPS-WIPE
TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-2 SHOT PUSH JP WX CTR-WX CTR
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-BAM FULL, VO IN BAM WEATHER-PWC
FACT OR FICTION QUESTION-CGTOPS WEATHER-WXWALL
COLD BLAST-CLIP COLD BLAST-CLIP
JP FIRST WEATHER-WXCTR COLD FACT OR FICTION-SOTVO
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP COLD FACT OR FICTION-2 SH W BAM, LIVE IN BAM
BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-VOTOPS, OC COLD FACT OR FICTION-LIVE
BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-LLPKG COLD FACT OR FICTION-PKG
GET MORE: FOREST FIRE APP-OC, SS COLD FACT OR FICTION-LIVE, VO, LIVE
FROZEN IGUANAS-VO IN BAM TONIGHT ON ABC7-CLIP
FROZEN IGUANAS-VOTOPS-WIPE WACO SPECIAL TONIGHT-OC,SOTVO
FROZEN IGUANAS-VOTOPS WACO SPECIAL TONIGHT-SOTVO
FROZEN IGUANAS-SOTVO NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP TZ 2 A) NFM LOTTERY TICKET WINNER-VOTOPS
MOSQUITOES AND COLD-VO IN BOXES TZ 2 B) PUBLIX NO. 1 SUBS-VOTOPS
MOSQUITOES AND COLD-LLPKG TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO BEN-OC, NATSVO-WIPE 11PM TZ1) NO ASBESTOS IN MAKEUP-VOTOPS
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP 11PM TZ2) ROMANCE SCAM-VOTOPS
WATER TOURISM AND COLD-VO IN TOUCH HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP
WATER TOURISM AND COLD-VOTOPS SKINNY WINE MYTH-OC, VO
WATER TOURISM AND COLD-SOTVO NFM LOTTERY TICKET WINNER-OC, VO
WATER TOURISM AND COLD-SS IN TOUCH PUBLIX NO. 1 SUBS-KEY
COLLIER TOURISM AND COLD-OC, VO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-8 CLOSING LOGO SHOT
COLLIER IRMA REPAIRS AND COLD-OC, SOTVO  


HEADLINES-CLIP- SOTTOPS


RIGHT NOW AT SEVEN--

HOW FALLING TEMPERATURES ARE CREATING BRUSH FIRE *AND* MOSQUITO CONCERNS.

Kaylee Kwek/Ft Myers

02:45:42-50

.My fingers almost froze off this morning. Lost complete feeling in them."

PLUS --

WHY FROZEN IGUANAS --

ARE LITERALLY FALLING OUT OF TREES--

AND GOING BELLY UP! Return to index of stories...


7PM OPEN-CLIP


7PM SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


UMBRELLA LEAD-ANIBOX


RIGHT NOW AT SEVEN--

THE COLD IS CAUSING PROBLEMS IN FLORIDA.

IT'S DRY AND COLD--

FUELING BRUSH FIRE RISKS.

AND CAPE CORAL CRITTERS ARE SNEAKING INTO ALREADY CRUMBLING SEAWALLS --

PLUS -- BLOOD-SUCKING MOSQUITOES--

ARE NOW HIDING IN PLACES YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT!

ALL BECAUSE OF FRIGID AIR --

BLANKETING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


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TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-2 SHOT PUSH


AND THAT CHILLY WEATHER--

IS ABOUT TO GET COLDER.

I'M JEFF BUTERA

I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

TOMORROW --

YOUR MORNING COMMUTE IS EXPECTED TO DIP INTO THE 30'S. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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TEAM COVERAGE SETUP-BAM FULL, VO IN BAM


ABC7 HAS TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT.

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOHN PATRICK TRACKING THE COLD TEMPERATURES.

JACLYN BEVIS ON THE INCREASED BRUSH FIRE CONCERNS.

CRISTINA MENDEZ FOLLOWING THE MOSQUITOES.

AND ANNIE HUBBELL CRACKING THE FACTS AND MYTHS OF THE COLD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


FACT OR FICTION QUESTION-CGTOPS


START THINKING ABOUT THE QUESTIONS ANNIE WILL TACKLE.

DO YOU LOSE THE MOST HEAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD?

IS THE COLD A FACTOR IN CATCHING THE FLU.

DOES DEHYDRATION ONLY HAPPEN IN SUMMER?

WE'LL GET TO THOSE ANSWERS IN A MINUTE--

BUT FIRST YOUR STORMWARN 7 FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


COLD BLAST-CLIP


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JP FIRST WEATHER-WXCTR


t's going to be another cold night tonight across SWFL--even slightly colder than last night! Skies will stay clear, and with winds turning fairly light and very dry air still in place, temperatures will once again plummet toward if not below the freezing point. Lows will range from the mid 30s along the coast and the Urban Corridor to the low 30s and upper 20s inland.

With sub-freezing temperatures expected, a the NWS has issued a ***Freeze Warning** for the following areas, in effect late tonight through early Friday:

-Desoto County

-Glades County

-Hendry County

-Inland Collier County

A Freeze Warning means that temperatures are expected to fall to or below the freezing point. If you are in the warned area, be sure to protect your plants tonight, and bring pets indoors.

Friday will be another chilly day all around once again. Despite clear and sunny skies, temperatures will struggle to escape the 50s. This will be followed up by another cold night, with lows in the upper 30s near the coast and the middle and lower 30s inland.

A warming trend will take hold as we head into the weekend. Saturday will still be chilly, with highs in the middle 60s, followed by overnight lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. By Sunday temperatures will bounce back into the 70s--with even warmer weather expected as we track into the upcoming work week. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-VOTOPS, OC


CONTINUING OUR TEAM COVERAGE --

THERE'S CONCERN WITH THE COLD: BRUSH FIRES.

CREWS PUT OUT A BURN NEAR THREE OAKS PARKWAY IN SAN CARLOS PARK THIS MORNING.

AND AS ABC7'S JACLYN BEVIS FOUND OUT--

IT'S NOT JUST THE DRY DEBRIS FUELING THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRES AND COLD-LLPKG


THE COOL AIR THIS MORNING WASNT THE ONLY THING FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED TO OVERCOME THIS MORNING.

DEBRIS LIKE THIS COVERING PATHWAYS PROVED HURRICANE IRMAs MARK ON SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ISNT DONE.

DEBRIS. COLD WEATHER. DRY AIR. ALL TRADEMARKS OF A BUSY BRUSH FIRE SEASON.

NATS

TWO ACRES SCORCHED BY FLAMES AND FILLED WITH SMOKE FOR HOURS THURSDAY MORNING.

000455 it was contained pretty quickly within a couple hours between us and forestry.

THE HEAT OF THE FIRE NOT MUCH WARMTH FOR CREWS FIGHTING FLAMES IN THE MORNING AIR.

000447 it was just more of wind chill we had today which is the talk of the town

THAT WIND— PLUS THE COLD AIR— ADDING FUEL TO THE ALREADY WORRISOME FIRE SEASON.

ROTHring

000237 this year we're just going to have the added hurricane Irma debris down

QUINN

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

IRMA DEBRIS BLOCKED PATHS TO GET TO THE FLAMES— AN ADDED OBSTACLE TO THE UPCOMING SEASON.

Rothring

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

ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT THIS YEAR FOR EVERYONE TO BE CAUTIOUS— WITH THIS BEING ONLY THE BEGINNING

001737 as the season progresses the drought is going to increase and as the drought increases the wildfire danger will also increase

FIREFIGHTERS OUT HERE TOLD ME THIS WEATHER WAS PRETTY PERFECT ACTUALLY FOR FIGHTING THE FIRE.

BUT THE WIND LIKE THIS CAN BE A CONCERN MAKING FIRES LIKE THIS ONE SPREAD FASTER TOO.

WITH A MODERATE RISK OF BRUSH FIRE ON A DAY LIKE TODAY FL FORESTRY ASKS PEOPLE NOT TO START FIRES ON THEIR PROPERTY, EVEN CONTROLLED BURNS

RL IN SCP JB ABC7. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: FOREST FIRE APP-OC, SS


LET'S GET YOU MORE.

THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE HAS AN APP YOU CAN USE TO TRACK FIRES IN YOUR AREA.

ITS CALLED F-L BURN TOOLS.

THE APP WILL HELP YOU FIGURE OUT IF A FIRE YOU'RE SEEING OR SMELLING IS A PRESCRIBED BURN-- OR IS ALREADY BEING HANDLED.

ITS FREE IN THE APP STORE. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN IGUANAS-VO IN BAM


AN ODD WARNING FOR SOUTH FLORIDA DURING THE COLD--

BEWARE THE FALLING IGUANAS!

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PICTURES--

TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MORNING--

YOU COULD SEE THESE GUYS BELLY-UP--

OR EVEN FALLING OUT TREES!

EARLIER THIS WEEK--

ONE EVEN LANDED ON TOP OF A CAR! Return to index of stories...


FROZEN IGUANAS-VOTOPS-WIPE


THIS IS FROM OUR MIAMI AFFILIATE.

ONE OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS WAS ON HIS WAY BACK FROM WORK WHEN IT LANDED ON HIS S-U-V OUT OF NO WHERE!

SMASHING HIS WINDSHIELD. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN IGUANAS-VOTOPS


HERE'S WHAT WE FOUND OUT.

WHEN TEMPERATURES DIP INTO THE 30S OR 40S--

THE ANIMALS ARE LITERALLY *STUNNED COLD.

THEir BODIES SHUTDOWN--

AND CAN NO LONGER HOLD ON TO TREES.

MOST OF THESE GUYS AREN'T DEAD--

JUST FROZEN STIFF.

BUT WHEN THE SUN HITS THEM IN THE MORNING--

THEY WARM UP AND CAN MOVE AGAIN.

SOME EVEN BURROWING INTO SEAWALLS. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN IGUANAS-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."

IF YOU COME ACROSS THE STUNNED lizards

F-W-C SAYS TO LEAVE THEM ALONE. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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MOSQUITOES AND COLD-VO IN BOXES


IF THERE'S A GOOD THING ABOUT THE COLD --

YOU HAVEN'T BEEN SWATTING MOSQUITOS.

THEY'RE NOT OUT.

BUT --

CONTINUING OUR TEAM COVERAGE AT SEVEN--

OUR CHRISTINA MENDEZ FOUND OUT THEY MAY BE HIDING IN UNLIKELY AREAS AND MAY BE OUT QUICKER THAN YOU THINK. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITOES AND COLD-LLPKG


JUST AS WE DO--

MOSQUITOES ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO KEEP WARM.

THAT COULD MEAN TAKING SHELTER IN SHRUBS--

OR EVEN TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT IN OUR HOMES.

Sherry Kletschka, Lehigh Acres

15:12:21 "it is too cold. it's ridiculously cold outside"

NAT- kids playing

THE COLD WEATHER IS FORCING FAMILIES LIKE SHERRY KLETSCHKA'S TO BUNDLE-UP.

NAT- kids playing

Sherry Kletschka, Lehigh Acres

15:11:04 "it was really freezing this morning and it's still cold but now it's warmer so I decided to let them out"

AND AS MANY BRAVE THE DIP IN DEGREES--

THE DISTINCTIVE BUZZ OF MOSQUITOES INVADING YOUR SPACE SEEMS TO HAVE GONE SILENT.

Sherry Kletschka, Lehigh Acres

15:12:48 "there are a lot of mosquitoes but I think this time of year they tend to go away"

SHERRY HAS THE RIGHT IDEA--

ACCORDING TO ERIC JACKSON WITH THE LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT.

Eric Jackson, Lee County Mosquito Control District

15:02:33 "when it's cold you're gonna see less activity"

AND WITH THAT--

COMES LESS OF A NEED FOR SPRAYING.

Eric Jackson, Lee County

15:00:14 "the weather doesn't really allow us to spray at this point because if the conditions are really windy we're not gonna be treating"

JACKSON SAYS MOSQUITOES ARE LIKELY TAKING SHELTER IN SHRUBS AND OTHER FOLIAGE--

PLUS THEIR EGGS COULD LAY DORMANT UNTIL

THE WEATHER WARMS UP.

BUT IT WOULD TAKE TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING FOR DAYS BEFORE ANY INSECTS DIE OFF.

Eric Jackson, Lee County

15:03:29 "even though mosquitoes might slow down in this weather it's still important that you don't have those containers around the house that can hold water"

EMPTYING STANDING WATER CAN HELP ELIMINATE THE MOSQUITOES ABILITY TO BREED CLOSE TO YOUR HOME.

LIVE IN LC CM ABC7. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BEN-OC, NATSVO-WIPE


ABC7 ALSO WENT OUT TO THE BEACH--

AFTER BUSINESSES TELLING US--

NOT ONLY ARE THEY SICK OF THE COLD--

IT'S STARTING TO HURT BUSINESS.

11:54:24 -:29

"Basically thought we'd be laying out on the beach everyday. Like today, but ten degrees hotter."

FISHING TOURS ON HOLD--

JET SKI RENTALS DOWN AND NO ONE WANTING TO KAYAK.

--ALL SEASONAL SPECIALS YOU SHOULD GET IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.---

CONTINUING OUR TEAM COVERAGE--

ABC7'S BEN HENRY gets more from THOSE BUSINESS OWNERS Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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WATER TOURISM AND COLD-VO IN TOUCH


I WAS AT THE BEACH YESTERDAY -- AND COMPARED TO TODAY--

THE BEACH WAS MUCH BUSIER -- THE ONLY THING IS NO ONE WANTED TO GET IN THE WATER. AND I FOUND OUT TODAY THAT COMBINATION IS NOT GOOD FOR THOSE WHO RELY ON OUR WARMTH. Return to index of stories...


WATER TOURISM AND COLD-VOTOPS


I SPOKE WITH SEA TREK SPORT FISHING CHARTERS AND THEIR BOATS -- ALONG WITH OTHERS ALONG THAT STRETCH OF THE MANATAZAS HARBOUR -- WERE DOCKED TODAY.

WHILE THEY APPRECIATE A DAY THEY CAN CATCH UP ON CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE-- THEY'D MUCH RATHER BE ON THE WATER.

ONE OF THE CAPTAINS TELLING ME. AFTER HURRICANE IRMA -- THEY'RE REALLY COUNTING ON THE *IN-SEASON-CASH* TO BOUNCE BACK. Return to index of stories...


WATER TOURISM AND COLD-SOTVO


11:37:09 -:14

"People didn't want to go out. I know they're here for Christmas - they just didn't want to go out."

11:37:01 -:08

"Before this week it was incredible - once the abnormal weather showed up it got really tough." Return to index of stories...


WATER TOURISM AND COLD-SS IN TOUCH


LET'S GET YOU MORE ON HOW IMPORTANT THAT *TOURISM SPENDING IS TO FLORIDA.

ACCORDING TO *VISIT-FLORIDA* -- EACH YEAR FROM 2011 TO 2015 -- TOURISM SPENDING INCREASED.

TAKING A LOOK AT 2013 THROUGH 2015 -- YOU CAN SEE SPENDING JUMPED TO MORE THAN 100-MILLION DOLLARS.

ALL THE WAY TO NEARLY 109-MILLION DOLLARS IN 20-15.

IN THE STUDIO BEN HENRY ABC7. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TOURISM AND COLD-OC, VO


ABC7 IS ALSO IN COLLIER COUNTY ---

CHECKING ON THE IMPACT THE FRIGID WEATHER IS HAVING ON TOURISM.

WHICH IS CRUCIAL TO OUR ECONOMY.

THIS IS A SIGHT YOU USUALLY DON'T SEE --

PEOPLE BUNDLED UP ON THE BEACH.

BUT --

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

THE BUREAU IS ALSO USING DIGITAL ADS TO LURE PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH DOWN LATER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER IRMA REPAIRS AND COLD-OC, SOTVO


FOR FAMILIES STILL DEALING WITH HURRICANE IRMA--

THE COLD SNAP IS ANOTHER PRICEY BLOW.

SOME IN COLLIER--

NOT EVEN ABLE TO AFFORD TO TURN THE HEAT ON.

and an update new at 7.ONE COLLIER COUNTY MAN--

IS ON HIS WAY TO HELP HER.

BONNIE

14:21

How cold it feels in here? I don't know, aren't you cold. It's so cold my hands are numb.:28 tz

THAT'S BONNIE SABEN--

INSTEAD OF FLIPPING THE THERMOSTAT --

SHE CAN ONLY GRAB MORE CLOTHES TO WARM UP.

IF YOU LOOK UP IN HER LIVING ROOM--

YOU CAN SEE THE SKY.

SHE CAN'T AFFORD TO FIX HER ROOF-- HER COOLING AND HEATING UNIT. OR HER HOT WATER HEATER.

SHE'S ALREADY HAD THE FLU. AND PNEUMONIA. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER IRMA REPAIRS AND COLD-SOTVO, OC


Bonnie Saben

13:56

Depressed. I mean really how would you feel? I don't know. I just gotta find a place to go or do something. 14:07

SINCE FIRST AIRING THIS STORY--

SOMEONE HAS ALREADY COME TO HER HELP--

AND IS TRYING TO CONTACT A ROOFER TO HELP HER OUT.

WE ALSO TALKED TO FEMA--

WHO SAYS 36 FAMILIES ARE CURRENTLY IN HOUSING PROGRAMS.

AS OF LAST MONTH-- 42 *MILLION DOLLARS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS IN JUST COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


SHELTERS TONIGHT-OC, CG(2)


COLLIER COUNTY IS OFFERING TWO COLD WEATHER SHELTERS TONIGHT.

BOTH SAINT MATTHEWS HOUSE IN NAPLES AND IMMOKALEE COMMUNITY PARK IN IMMOKALEEE --

WILL OPEN AT EIGHT.

THEIR ADDRESSES ARE ON YOUR SCREEN.

BUT YOU HAVE TO LEAVE BY FIVE IN THE MORNING.

THE RED CROSS WILL HAVE A THIRD LOCATION--

AT GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER.

BUT YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING, FOOD AND WATER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TO THE APP-WIPE 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...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) COLD FACT OR FICTION-NATSVO-WIPE


12:01:10

My mom always told me to wear my hat when I went outside

ABC7 GETTING YOU MORE ON CRACKING THE COLD WEATHER MYTHS.

HERE'S ONE TO THINK ABOUT--

does being out in the cold make you sick?

WE'LL ANSWER IT AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B) SKINNY WINE MYTH-VOTOPS-WIPE


PLUS --

SKINNY WINES ARE THE NEW CALORIE CUTTING CRAZE!

BUT FIND OUT WHY THE LABEL MAY BE DECEIVING. Return to index of stories...


JP WX CTR-WX CTR


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


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

t's going to be another cold night tonight across SWFL--even slightly colder than last night! Skies will stay clear, and with winds turning fairly light and very dry air still in place, temperatures will once again plummet toward if not below the freezing point. Lows will range from the mid 30s along the coast and the Urban Corridor to the low 30s and upper 20s inland.

With sub-freezing temperatures expected, a the NWS has issued a ***Freeze Warning** for the following areas, in effect late tonight through early Friday:

-Desoto County

-Glades County

-Hendry County

-Inland Collier County

A Freeze Warning means that temperatures are expected to fall to or below the freezing point. If you are in the warned area, be sure to protect your plants tonight, and bring pets indoors.

Friday will be another chilly day all around once again. Despite clear and sunny skies, temperatures will struggle to escape the 50s. This will be followed up by another cold night, with lows in the upper 30s near the coast and the middle and lower 30s inland.

A warming trend will take hold as we head into the weekend. Saturday will still be chilly, with highs in the middle 60s, followed by overnight lows in the upper 30s and low 40s. By Sunday temperatures will bounce back into the 70s--with even warmer weather expected as we track into the upcoming work week. Return to index of stories...


COLD BLAST-CLIP


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COLD FACT OR FICTION-SOTVO


12:00:22

True or false? You can skip the sunscreen? False.

CRACKING COLD WEATHER MYTHS!

WHILE YOU CAN'T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN IN THE COLD--

THERE ARE OTHER MYTHS YOU WANT ANSWERED. Return to index of stories...


COLD FACT OR FICTION-2 SH W BAM, LIVE IN BAM


WE HAD PEOPLE ASKING US SIMPLE QUESTIONS --

LIKE CAN YOU *ACTUALLY* GET A COLD IN THE COOLER TEMPS?

ABC7'S ANNIE HUBBELL HIT THE STREETS TODAY TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE, GET YOUR ANSWERS, AND DEBUNK SOME MYTHS. Return to index of stories...


COLD FACT OR FICTION-LIVE


SOME PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING THIS DROP IN TEMPERATURES OUTSIDE-

AND IF IT'S COLD OUT-

YOU WANT TO KEEP THE EXPOSED PARTS OF YOUR BODY COVERED-

THERE IS THAT PERSUASIVE RUMOR THAT THE MOST HEAT IS LOST THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

BUT IS THAT FACT OR FICTION? Return to index of stories...


COLD FACT OR FICTION-PKG


IT'S COLD-

12:02:23

It's awesome until it gets too cold

THESE CHILLY TEMPERATURES AREN'T COMMON IN SWFL-

SO WE ARE PUTTING ABC7 VIEWERS TO THE TEST-

true or false.

DEBUNKING COMMON MYTHS-

TO HELP KEEP YOU HEALTHY DURING THIS COLD SNAP!

12:01:51

Hmmm

FIRST MYTH--

YOU LOSE THE MOST HEAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

12:06:33

True.

ACTUALLY FALSE!

12:01:10

My mom always told me to wear my hat when I went outside

STILL A GOOD RULE OF THUMB-

BUT STUDIES SHOW ONLY 10 PERCENT OF YOUR BODY HEAT IS LOST THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

YOUR HEAD AND CHEST ARE PARTS OF THE BODY MORE SENSITIVE TO CHANGES IN TEMPERATURE.

*flu nats?*

NEXT TO THE DREADED COUGH AND SCRATCHY THROAT.

COLD IS A FACTOR IN CATCHING FLU.

12:01:31

False. True.

BEN IS ACTUALLY CORRECT!

12:01:31

Always when I get sick it's always in the winter

DOCTORS SAY THE COLD LEADS PEOPLE TO GATHER TOGETHER INSIDE-

11:26:00 then if you have a lot of people inside together, what happens is they're sharing their germs.

LEE HEALTH WARNS IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT.

11:27:04 we're seeing a great increase in the amount of flu that we're having.

FINALLY-

DEHYDRATION ONLY HAPPENS IN THE SUMMER-

12:03:02

False

12:04:36

false

CORRECT!

IT CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT TO TELL THAT YOU'RE LOSING WATER-

SWEAT EVAPORATES MORE QUICKLY IN COLD AIR.

SO KEEP YOUR WATER HANDY-

12:00:54

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COLD FACT OR FICTION-LIVE, VO, LIVE


WE REACHED OUT ON FACEBOOK ASKING VIEWERS-

WHAT ARE SOME COLD WEATHER MYTHS YOU WANT CRACKED?

NIKOLA WISSMAN ASKED "WILL GOING OUTSIDE WITH A WET HEAD MAKE YOU SICK."

ACCORDING TO HEALTH DOT COM-

YOU'LL PROBABLY FEEL CHILLY IF YOU SKIP THE BLOW-DRY ON A COLD DAY-

BUT NOT MUCH ELSE WILL HAPPEN.

COLDS ARE CAUSED BY A VIRUS AND WET HAIR OR CLOTHES WON'T INCREASE YOUR VULNERABILITY.

IN LEE COUNTY, AH, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT ON ABC7-CLIP


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WACO SPECIAL TONIGHT-OC,SOTVO


TONIGHT ON ABC7 -- A 20/20 SPECIAL!

THE CREW IS UNCOVERING NEW REVELATIONS ABOUT THE INFAMOUS SIEGE AT WACO.

REMEMBER THIS?

NEWSPOPS

:03-:12

"Dozens of federal agents are surround the headquarters of a religious cult"

"Worst blow the ATF has ever suffered"

"At least 4 federal agents and a member of a cult group are dead"

25 YEARS AGO.

THE BRANCH -- LED BY THEIR CONTROLLING LEADER DAVID KORESH --

SPENT 51 DAYS IN A STAND-OFF WITH THE A-T-F AND F-BI.

INSIDE A HOUSE IN TEXAS --

KORESH'S DEVOTED FOLLOWERS AND DOZENS OF CHILDREN.

AND THE GOVERNMENT WENT IN.

MORE THAN 75 PEOPLE DIED --

INCLUDING TWO DOZEN CHILDREN.

THE CHILDREN WHO DID SURVIVE --

WILL TALK ABOUT THE HORROR OF THOSE DAYS, TONIGHT STARTING AT NINE.

YOUR NEWS AT 11 WILL FOLLOW. Return to index of stories...


WACO SPECIAL TONIGHT-SOTVO


:46-53

Koresh family videos

02;55;39 /See this here, this is my family, it may not be like your family

BUTTED TO

26-34

KATHY SCHROEDER, Tape 330, 15:29:55 Nobody planned on coming out alive. We were all going to die./there was not going to be a, a, a giving up situation.

AND THE GOVERNMENT WENT IN.

MORE THAN 75 PEOPLE DIED --

INCLUDING TWO DOZEN CHILDREN.

THE CHILDREN WHO DID SURVIVE --

WILL TALK ABOUT THE HORROR OF THOSE DAYS, TONIGHT STARTING AT NINE.

YOUR NEWS AT 11 WILL FOLLOW. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP


NEXT AT 7 CLIP Return to index of stories...


TZ 2 A) NFM LOTTERY TICKET WINNER-VOTOPS


THE COMBINED JACKPOTS FOR LOTTERY WILL HIT CLOSED TO ONE BILLION BUCKS!

BUT SOMEONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WOKE UP A COUPLE MILLION BUCKS RICHER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ 2 B) PUBLIX NO. 1 SUBS-VOTOPS


AND PUBLIX IS ONLY A REGIONAL GROCERY STORE!

BUT SEE WHAT THEY'RE GETTING NATIONAL LOVE FOR TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ1) NO ASBESTOS IN MAKEUP-VOTOPS


NEW TONIGHT AT 11--

CLAIRES SAYS THERE IS *NO ASBESTOS IN ITS MAKEUP.

HOW THE TEEN CHAIN STORE IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE INFECTIOUS ALLEGATIONS. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) ROMANCE SCAM-VOTOPS


AND A ROMANCE SCAM MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH LEE COUNTY.

THE WARNING SIGNS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STAY SAFE--

IN THE MIDDLE OF CUFFING SEASON. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP


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SKINNY WINE MYTH-OC, VO


IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING--

WE'RE LOOKING INTO LOW CALORIE WINES AND IF THEY'RE WORTH IT.

SKINNY WINES CLAIM TO PROVIDE THE SAME DELICIOUS RED OR WHITE TASTE--

WITHOUT THE SUGAR.

BUT MOST RED WINES, ALREADY HAVE LITTLE SUGAR--

SO DON'T BE IMPRESSED BY THE LABEL.

THE OTHER THING TO KEEP IN MIND--

DO NOT DRINK MORE --

BECAUSE IT HAS LESS. Return to index of stories...


NFM LOTTERY TICKET WINNER-OC, VO


NOBODY WON POWERBALL LAST NIGHT!

BUT SOMEONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS A MILLIONAIRE!

A WINNING FLORIDA LOTTO TICKET WORTH 11-MILLION DOLLARS -- WAS SOLD IN NORTH FORT MYERS --

AT THE WINN-DIXIE ON BAYSHORE ROAD.

WE'RE WAITING TO HEAR WHO WON.

THIS WEEKEND--

TWO OTHER JACKPOTS --

ARE INCHING CLOSER TO A COMBINED TOTAL OF ONE *BILLION DOLLARS!

ABOUT 550 MILLION IN POWERBALL.

ABOUT 450 IN MEGA MILLIONS.

THIS WEEK WAS THE FIRST TIME ON RECORD THAT BOTH LOTTERY GAMES HAD PRIZES OF 400 MILLION DOLLARS OR MORE AT THE SAME TIME. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX NO. 1 SUBS-KEY


THE PUBlix SUBS--

WERE JUST NAMED THE BEST IN AMERICA!

TRAVEL WEBSITE--

THRILLIST--

THEY WERE NAMED NUMBER ONE FOR THEIR FLORIDA BASED INGREDIENTS.

THE WEBSITE WROTE--

"FLORIDIANS LOVE THE PUBLIX SUB AS MUCH AS THEIR COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS, PITBULL AND AIR CONDITIONING DURING A PARTICULARLY HUMID SUMMER!" Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-8 CLOSING LOGO SHOT


ADLIB POINTS

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