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11PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP LOTTO SALES TICKETS-SOTVO
NATIONAL COLD-SOTVO NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER CLIP-CLIP TEASE ONE------------
FIRST WEATHER-3SHOT CAMERA 6 TZ1 SIMONE ART WALK-SOTVO
FIRST WEATHER-BAM TZ1A BOAT LIVING-SOTVO
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
CITRUS COLD-VOTOPS WEATHER-CHAT
GET MORE CLIP-TRX WEATHER-PWC
STRAWBERRY COLD FL-TOUCHVO WEATHER-WXWALL
STRAWBERRY COLD FL-SOTVO NEW TRX-TRX
HAPPENING NOW TRX-TRX GREYHOUND RIDERS STUCK-OCNATVO
UNION REP AIRPORT-2SHOT GREYHOUND RIDERS STUCK-SOTVO
UNION REP AIRPORT-PKG NEW VIDEO CLIP IN-CLIP
UNION REP AIRPORT-OC DANGLING SKI LIFT-VOTOPS
CRIME ALERT CLIP-CLIP SIMONE ART WALK COLD-2SHOT-BAM TOSS
PEED ALL OVER PLANE-SS SIMONE ART WALK COLD-PKG
CRIME ALERT CLIP-CLIP COLLIER COUNTY SENIORS-OCVO
LCSO DOCTOR SEX ASSAULT ARREST-OC-SS-SS COLLIER COUNTY SENIORS-SOTVO
LCSO DOCTOR SEX ASSAULT ARREST-OC MAN LIVES ON BOAT DURING COLD-BAMVO
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP MAN LIVES ON BOAT DURING COLD-SOTVO
MOVE OVER-OCVO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
MOVE OVER-SOTVO CG TZ2 A) SURPRISE BABY-SOTVO
MOVE OVER-SOTVO GMA TEASE-BLK-SOT
NEW TRX-TRX NEW TRX-TRX
LEE HEALTH LIMITS VISITS-OCVO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LIGHTS-OCVO
LEE HEALTH LIMITS VISITS-SOTVO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LIGHTS-SOTVO
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP SURPRISE SECOND BABY-2SHOT
TARPON BAY BEACH TESTS-BAM SURPRISE SECOND BABY-PKG
TARPON BAY BEACH TESTS-PKG SURPRISE SECOND BABY-2SHOT CHAT
TARPON BAY BEACH TESTS-OC KICKER TEASE-VO
ALEX TREBEK-OCVO SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-OCVO
NEW TONIGHT CLIP-TRX CLOSE 11PM-3 SHOT
LOTTO SALES TICKETS-OCVO  


11PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP


11PM SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL COLD-SOTVO


Leah Ramuglia / Lives in Boston: "We're not used to the winds being this cold or you know this severe of flooding."

AND IT'S SEVERE.

HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND --

MILLIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL SEE TEMPERATUES IN SINGLE DIGITS!

AND THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL FAR COLDER

THERE ARE EVEN CONCERNS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS GOING OUT TO HELP PEOPLE---

IN THE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

LEAD IN--

CALL IT A WINTER WALLOP.

PARTS OF THE EAST COAST ARE GETTING A ONE-TWO-PUNCH OF SEVERE WEATHER.

AFTER A DEADLY WINTER STORM -- PEOPLE ARE NOW BRACING FOR DANGEROUSLY FRIGID TEMPERATURES.

OMAR JIMENEZ IS IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA WITH MORE.

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

FIRST CAME THE SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN.

Leah Ramuglia / Lives in Boston: "We're not used to the winds being this cold or you know this severe of flooding."

NOW COMES THE DANGEROUS COLD.

Kevin Mitchell/ Visiting Boston: "It's just amazingly cold."

Kevin Mitchell/ Visiting Boston: "It goes through ya. This weather just goes through ya. It's amazing."

MILLIONS WILL SEE TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS.

BUT THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL FAR COLDER

Tammy Mitchell/ Visiting Boston: "Brutally cold."

WHICH COULD AFFECT FIRST RESPONDERS.

Donald Trzepacz/ Mercy Flight: "It's very very scary for our folks. But it's the wind chill that's pushing it to minus 20 and minus 30 in some areas of our region. And that's really the super super dangerous part."

ANIMALS ARE ALSO IMPACTED.

Jim Winkle / Viewing Snow: "We found seagulls sitting in the snow, which was quite interesting."

SEA TURTLES NEAR PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS HAD TO BE PUT IN WARM KIDDIE POOLS TO AVOID BEING STUNNED.

AND ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA -- FROZEN IGUANAS HAVE FALLEN OUT OF TREES.

PETRIFIED BY THE COLD.

Emily Maple / Palm Beach Zoo: "Iguanas are not built for the cold."

Emily Maple / Palm Beach Zoo: "If it's just for a day or two, they will just get to where they're completely frozen in time. They are still able to breathe."

AS THE ARCTIC AIR BLANKETS THE REGION -- MANY PLAN TO STAY INDOORS -- JUST TO STAY SAFE.

"I've never seen weather like this before."

"With the weather the way it is, I'm just a little scared."

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FIRST WEATHER CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-3SHOT CAMERA 6


THE WEATHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HERE AT HOME.YOUR BIG STORY TONIGHT.

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

AND I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.LET'S GET RIGHT TO J-P WITH THE TEMPS ON ANOTHER COLD NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-BAM


Cold tonight but no warnings are in place. Temperatures mainly in the upper 30s with a few colder spots inland and north. Sunshine and highs in the mid 60s Saturday. Sunday temps return to the 70s with a few more clouds by the afternoon. Next week will be noticeably warmer but with a chance for rain starting Tuesday that could linger through the end of the week. Use the NBC2 app for the latest first alert forecast. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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CITRUS COLD-VOTOPS


ABC 7 IS GETTING YOU MORE TONIGHT.

CITRUS FARMERS ARE PREPARING FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF ARCTIC AIR OVERNIGHT.

A FREEZE COULD FORFEIT THEIR CROPS AND MAKE THEM LOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

FARMERS HAVE BEEN RUNNING SPRINKLERS ALL NIGHT LONG TO KEEP THE PLANTS ABOVE THE FREEZING MARK.

SURPRISINGLY, WHILE FREEZING WEATHER DECIMATES CROPS-

COLD WEATHER ACTUALLY MAKES ORANGES TASTE SWEETER AND HELPS ENSURE THE TREES DON'T BLOOM EARLY. Return to index of stories...


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STRAWBERRY COLD FL-TOUCHVO


THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE STRAWBERRIES ALSO HERE IN FLORIDA.

FARMERS SAY THE COLD SNAP CAN DAMAGE THE BLOOM OR THE FRUIT---

RUINING THE CROP.

THEY'VE ALSO BEEN SPRINKILING WARM WATER ON THEIR STRAWBERRIES FOR AN ICY INSULATION.

BUT THEY SAY IT'S A SPECIAL BALANCE WITH THE FRUIT---

THEY DON'T WANT TO USE TOO LITTLE OR TOO MUCH WATER. Return to index of stories...


STRAWBERRY COLD FL-SOTVO


26:11-19

You get several days or nights of having to do that and the water starts becoming the enemy, particularly if you have a lot of ripe fruit.

IT'S A FROSTY DILEMMA FOR GROWERS, WHETHER TO WATER OR COVER THEIR CROPS--

WHICH CAN ALSO BE VERY LABOR INTENSIVE. Return to index of stories...


HAPPENING NOW TRX-TRX


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UNION REP AIRPORT-2SHOT


ARE YOU SAFE AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?

THE AIRPORT'S OWN POLICE OFFICERS ARE HANDING OUT FLIERS TO PASSENGERS RAISING THAT QUESTION.

THE OFFICERS CLAIM THE PORT AUTHORITY -- WHO OVERSEE AIRPORT POLICE -- IS BREAKING THE LAW -- AND NOT PAYING THEM FOR THEIR WORK.

THEY'RE TELLING ABC 7'S DELIA D'AMBRA THIS EVENTUALLY COULD PUT PEOPLE IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


UNION REP AIRPORT-PKG


*NATS*

"want a flyer about airport safety, its from the police department."

A SIMPLE MESSAGE---

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:25:49

"They are specifically not giving raises to those who voted to form a union, so it's discriminatory.":05

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 79 BARGAINING AGENT---JOHN SHOLTES---IS TRYING TO GET THAT MESSAGE OUT.

*NATS*

THE PAPERWORK SUGGESTS POLICE OFFICERS ON THE GROUND AT THE AIRPORT DON'T FEEL MOTIVATED TO WORK.

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:29:37

"It's become a tense working environment." Dur: 02

*NATS*

SHOLTES USED TO HAVE OFFICERS BY HIS SIDE PASSING OUT THE FLIERS--

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:28:38

"Some of the police officers were called into the office and faced with a very intimidating meeting from the police chief and in no uncertain terms they were told to stop hand billing." Dur: 09

John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79

12:28:49

"They feel that their jobs ultimately are at risk, they have a target on their back."Dur: 04

THE PORT AUTHORITY IS DENYING RAISES BECAUSE OFFICERS HAVE NOT REACHED A UNION CONTRACT YET.

THE FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RELATIONS COMMISSION RULED THAT COULD BE AGAINST THE LAW.

Micky Reed: RSW Traveler

12:42:04

"It does make a big impact." Dur: 02

PASSENGERS AT THE AIPORT THINK LOW MORALE IN THE POLICE FORCE WILL LEAD TO HIGH TURNOVER---

Micky Reed: RSW Traveler

12:43:55

"You have to constantly be training in officers."

AND FEWER OFFICERS---WOULD MEAN FEWER EYES TO SPOT DANGER IN THE TERMINAL.

Micky Reed: RSW Traveler

12:42:37

"It jeopardizes the safety of travelers."

*John Sholtes: Teamsters Local 79*

12:31:00

"There is a concern for safety when these officers minds are not 100 percent on their game because they're concerned about retaliation from their employer." Dur: 08

OTHER PASSENGERS DISAGREE---

Melvin Henry: RSW Traveler

12:4:03

"They are not doing their job if they didn't come to work and protect people just like, whether they got a raise or not." Dur: 04 Return to index of stories...


UNION REP AIRPORT-OC


THE STATE IS INVESTIGATING THE CHARGE OF UNLAWFUL LABOR PRACTICES BY THE PORT AUTHORITY AGAINST ITS POLICE OFFICERS.

FOR NOW -- THE OFFICERS COULD BE LOSING OUT ON THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT CLIP-CLIP


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PEED ALL OVER PLANE-SS


AIRPORT OFFICERS ARE STILL WORKING, THOUGH, AND MAN, DID THEY GET A DOOZY.

THE LEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY SAYS THIS GUY PEED ALL OVER THE TOILET AND CARPET ON A PLANE.

HE DRANK TOO MUCH ALCOHOL.

SPIRIT AIRLINES CALLED FOR HELP --

SAYING THEY COULD SMELL IT ON DANTE BENCIVENGA --

TWO HOURS BEFORE HIS FLIGHT TO MICHIGAN.

THEN --

WHEN URINATED ON THE PLANE -- HE WAS TOLD TO GET OFF, AND SPIRIT WOULD RE-BOOK.

HE STARTED YELLING.

THEY TOLD HIM TO LEAVE.

HE WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT CLIP-CLIP


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LCSO DOCTOR SEX ASSAULT ARREST-OC-SS-SS


A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A PATIENT.

54-YEAR OLD A-SIF CHOUDHURY--

A GASTROENTEROLOGIST--

IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING ONE OF HIS PATIENTS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PROCEDURE.

A NURSE REPORTED SEEING THE ASSAULT--

AND TOLD SUPERVISORS.

ALTHOUGH CHOUDHURY IS AN INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONER--

LEE HEALTH RELEASED THIS STATEMENT--

SAYING "THE ALLEGED INCIDENT WAS REPORTED BECAUSE AN EMPLOYEE SPOKE UP"--

AND WENT ON TO THANK STAFF FOR EFFORTS IN PROTECTING PATIENTS.

IT IS STILL UNCLEAR WHERE THE ALLEGED ASSAULT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


LCSO DOCTOR SEX ASSAULT ARREST-OC


CHOUDHURY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FIRST APPEARANCE TOMORROW BEFORE A JUDGE-- Return to index of stories...


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MOVE OVER-OCVO


STATE TROOPERS WANT TO SEND ALL DRIVERS A MESSAGE --

AND THIS VIDEO HELPS THEM DO IT.

THAT'S F-H-P TROOPER MAC MICKENS GETTING TOSSED OVER THE FRONT OF A STOPPED CAR.

HE GOT HIT BY ANOTHER CAR ON THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE -- SHATTERING HIS PELVIS. Return to index of stories...


MOVE OVER-SOTVO CG


@ 8:25 INTO CLIP JVCG6555_01

"and someone wasn't paying attention and struck me when i was outside the car and literally catapulted me over that car onto the sidewalk, and again, reflecting back, I'm lucky to be alive"

BUT HURT -- BECAUSE SOMEONE DIDN'T MOVE OVER WHEN THEY SAW SIRENS.

IN FLORIDA -- THE LAW REQUIRES YOU TO MOVE OUT OF THE LANE THAT'S NEXT TO A FIRST RESPONDER-- UTLITY WORKER-- OR EVEN A TOW TRUCK STOPPED ON THE ROAD.

THE GOOD NEWS -- CRASHES CAUSED WHEN PEOPLE DON'T MOVE OVER. ARE GOING DOWN.

IN 2016 -- THERE WERE MORE THAN 440.

BUT THROUGH OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR THERE WERE JUST 212.

THREE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SIX IN LEE COUNTY.

NONE IN CHARLOTTE, HENDRY, OR GLADES COUNTY.

BUT F-H-P SAYS THERE ARE NEAR-MISSES. Return to index of stories...


MOVE OVER-SOTVO


@ 2:25 INTO CLIP JVCG6555_01

we're literally standing just a few feet from the road at any point in time, and we're responding to calls that the public asks us to respond to, and in turn, we're asking that you move over so that we too can get home safely each day and that as a motorist you can arrive alive at your destination as well."

IF YOU CAN'T MOVE OVER --

YOU MUST SLOW DOWN 20 MILES AN HOUR LESS THAN THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT.

IF YOU GET CAUGHT BREAKING THAT LAW --

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NEW TRX-TRX


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LEE HEALTH LIMITS VISITS-OCVO


WITH THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SPIKING---

LEE HEALTH IS SAYING --NO KIDS.

THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING --ANY CHILD 12 AND UNDER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VISIT ANY OF THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS.

LEE HEALTH DOCTORS TELL US SOME OF THEIR PATIENTS HAVE HAD TO GO TO THE I-C-U FOR THE FLU---

AND THAT THEY ALONE HAVE SEEN TRIPLE THE FLU CASES RIGHT NOW THAN AT THE PEAK OF LAST FLU SEASON.

KEEPING YOUNG CHILDREN OUT IS A safety PRECAUTION. Return to index of stories...


LEE HEALTH LIMITS VISITS-SOTVO


Dr. Mary Beth Saunders/Lee Health

08:52:20-28

"It's a lot harder for children to be aware of themselves and not touching other surfaces or touching their nose and mouth."

LEE HEALTH WILL ALLOW SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE VISITS.

DOCTOR SAUNDERS SAYS THERE IS NO TELLING WHEN THIS TEMPORARY CHILD VISITATION RULE WILL END. Return to index of stories...


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TARPON BAY BEACH TESTS-BAM


NEW IN THE LAST FEW HOURS --

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WANTS YOU TO STAY OUT OF THE WATERS OF TARPON BAY BEACH ON SANIBEL.

IT'S TESTING HIGH FOR BACTERIA AND COULD MAKE YOU SICK.

ABC 7'S NESTOR MATO FOUND OUT HOW LONG THE PROBLEM COULD LAST. Return to index of stories...


TARPON BAY BEACH TESTS-PKG


A HEALTH HAZARD IS ON THE HORIZON.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WITH AN ALERT FOR SWIMMERS AT TARPON BAY BEACH IN SANIBEL-- GET OUT OF THE WATER!

31:51-53

"It's kind of a bummer but there is nothing you can do about it."

JILLINA CABANISS IS VACATIONING WITH HER FAMILY FROM TENNESSEE.

HER HUSBAND AND SON AT RISK!

31:17-21 *

"They are still out in the water!! they're still in the water! Finding shells."

AUTHORITIES SETTING UP THESE SIGNS NEAR THE WATER WARNING OF HIGH BACTERIA LEVELS.

DURING ROUTINE TESTING FRIDAY, OFFICIALS FOUND UNSAFE LEVELS OF A BACTERIA THAT CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF DISEASE.

EXPERTS SAY IT COULD BE A GASTRO NIGHTMARE LEADING TO STOMACH PAIN AND DIARRHEA.

25:56-26:01

"We told them that there are signs down there but they don't listen."

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE TYPE OF BACTERIA COLLECTED IS NORMALLY FOUND IN THE INTESTINAL TRACT.

THE HIGH LEVELS MEAN IT COULD HAVE COME FROM STORM WATER RUNOFF OR SEWAGE.

26:16-19

"It tells you you can get sick, it tells you not to touch the water."

BLAKE GLUPKER SAW THE SIGNS.

BUT CABANISS THINKS THEY AREN'T URGENT ENOUGH.

33:38-42

"If there is sewage you would think that there would be a lot more signs, bigger, brighter!"

SHE THINKS IT WILL FLY UNDER THE RADAR FOR MOST FAMILIES AND CHILDREN.

33:54-59

"You think it's like a turtle nesting or just a little sign maybe rougher waves today."

WHEN HER FAMILY GETS HOME.

31:34-36

"Lots of sanitizer, lots of soap."

ON SANIBEL NESTOR MATO, ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


TARPON BAY BEACH TESTS-OC


UNTIL THE BACTERIA LEVELS DROP -- THE ADVISORY WILL STAY IN PLACE.

THE NEXT TEST AT TARPON BAY BEACH, WILL BE TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


ALEX TREBEK-OCVO


THE QUESTION---THE HOST DOING WELL AFTER BRAIN SURGERY.

THE ANSWER -WHO IS ALEX TREBEK.

THE 77-YEAR-OLD JEOPORDY HOST HIT HIS HEAD IN A BAD FALL IN OCTOBER.

HE WAS DIAGNOSED IN DECEMBER WITH ONE OF THE MOST DEADLIEST HEAD INJURIES.

DOCTORS PERFORMED SURGERY TO REMOVE BLOOD CLOTS FROM HIS BRAIN.

TREBEK SAYS HIS PROGNOSIS IS "EXCELLENT," AND HE EXPECTS TO CONTINUE WITH PRODUCTION SOON. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT CLIP-TRX


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LOTTO SALES TICKETS-OCVO


JUST MOMENTS AGO --

THEY DREW THE NUMBERS FOR MEGA MILLIONS!

AND IF SOMEONE GOT ALL OF THEM --

THEY BECAME AN INSTANT MEGA-MILLIONAIRE!

THE JACKPOT JUMPED TO 445 MILLION DOLLARS --

FOURTH-LARGEST IN THE GAME'S HISTORY.

NOW --

IF THE WINNER CHOOSES A LUMP SUM --

IT WOULD STILL PAY OUT MORE THAN 277 MIL.

IN CAPE CORAL, PEOPLE BOUGHT THEIR TICKETS AT THE SHELL STATION ON DEL PRADO HOPING FOR A LIFE-CHANGING WIN. Return to index of stories...


LOTTO SALES TICKETS-SOTVO


How would you feel if you won? Estatic of course. How would you feel I mean, it's just that way it's the life changing experience the problem is holding on to it when you do win it.

THAT'S NOT THE ONLY DRAWING WITH A JACKPOT HOVERING A HALF-BILLION DOLLARS!

POWERBALL'S TOMORROW NIGHT.

IT'S WORTH ABOUT 570-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


1:24:32-:37

we're so used to the warm weather this weather is making everyone stay at home on the couch

BUT NOT TONIGHT.

GET MORE ON WHY PEOPLE WERE OUT IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, BRAVING THESE COLD TEMPS.

PLUS

I don't have a lot of regrets about not doing things I've wanted to do."

AND HE SAYS HE DOESN'T REGRET WHERE HE'S SPENDING THE NIGHT DURING THIS WINTER BLAST UP NORTH. GET MORE ON BOAT LIVING DURING THE STORM.

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


TZ1 SIMONE ART WALK-SOTVO


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TZ1A BOAT LIVING-SOTVO


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-CHAT


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Cold tonight but no warnings are in place. Temperatures mainly in the upper 30s with a few colder spots inland and north. Sunshine and highs in the mid 60s Saturday. Sunday temps return to the 70s with a few more clouds by the afternoon. Next week will be noticeably warmer but with a chance for rain starting Tuesday that could linger through the end of the week. Use the NBC2 app for the latest first alert forecast. Return to index of stories...


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GREYHOUND RIDERS STUCK-OCNATVO


PASSENGERS AT A BUS STATION IN CHICAGO ARE UPSET AND COLD!

" what about the 9 o'clock people we were before 5:59?"

THEY SAY THEY WERE TRYING TO GET ON TO A GREYHOUND BUS AND HAD BEEN THERE SINCE LAST NIGHT.

THEY ALSO SAY THEY HAD LITTLE ACCESS TO FOOD---

WATER OR ACCOMMODATIONS.

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GREYHOUND RIDERS STUCK-SOTVO


"We got here at eight o'clock last night. Every hour, we're told, 'Another hour, another hour,

"To be here an extra almost ten hours - eight hours - it's frustrating. It's cold in here. I have my kids. They have to sleep on the floor,"

THEIR TRIPS WERE DELAYED.

GREYHOUND OFFICIALS SAID THE STORM ON THE EAST COAST---

THE EXTREMELY COLD WEATHER IN CHICAGO---

AND INCREASED RIDERSHIP AT THE END OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON FORCED THE COMPANY TO CANCEL OR ADJUST SERVICE.

THEY ALSO SAID CUSTOMERS WERE GIVEN FOOD VOUCHERS AND REFUNDS FOR THOSE WHO WANTED THEM. Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO CLIP IN-CLIP


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DANGLING SKI LIFT-VOTOPS


ANOTHER COLD WEATHER STORY --

BUT THIS TIME OVERSEAS.

AND IT COMES WITH CRAZY VIDEO!

IMAGINE BEING ON A SKI LIFT---

WHEN THE CHAIR STARTS DANGLING!

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN AUSTRIA TO TWO SKIERS DURING A SEVERE SNOW STORM.

MOTHER NATURE WAS SO POWERFUL IT CAME WITH 80 MILE AN HOUR WINDS.

GOOD NEWS -- NO ONE GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


SIMONE ART WALK COLD-2SHOT-BAM TOSS


THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH MEANS ART WALK.

A BIG EVENT FOR BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

BUT TONIGHT IS ALSO ONE OF THE COLDEST NIGHTS IN RECENT YEARS.

ABC 7'S SIMONE CUCCURULLO CHECKED OUT WHO DECIDED TO BRAVE THE COLD. Return to index of stories...


SIMONE ART WALK COLD-PKG


BUT DESPITE THE WINTERY WEATHER, COUNTLESS PEOPLE STILL MADE THEIR WAY TO THE VERY FIRST ART WALK OF THE NEW YEAR.

***PACK***

"I have six layers on"

"We're cold"

"layers, lots of layers"

LOCALS ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO KILL THE CHILL.

It's freezing and unfortunately it means a lot of people are staying home.

YASMIN JOHNSTON IS A VENDOR WHO SETS UP SHOP AT ART WALK EVERY MONTH.

1:24:32-:37

we're so used to the warm weather this weather is making everyone stay at home on the couch

BUT SHE KNOWS, THAT DESPITE A DIP ON THE THERMOMETER.

01:24:42-:48

tourists will come out for sure. Because they're coming from up north and it's even colder up there

ONE OF THOSE TOURISTS IS RON PAULSON.

01:19:45

I Could take my jacket off and still be warm

HE'S VISITING FAMILY, ALL THE WAY FROM MINNESOTA, WHERE IT'S 20 BELOW ZERO.

01:19:36-:42

It's warmer than there. but Not as warm as we thought it would be

EVENT COORDINATORS SAY A NIGHT LIKE THIS, IS ALL ABOUT TOURISTS LIKE RON.

01:28:07-:11

People are coming here to escape the - degrees and 60° is perfect temperature for them

BUT FOR MOST OF US LOCALS, WE'RE HOPING THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE, SOON RETURNS.

***SIMONE TAG***

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE LEE COUNTY VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU TELL ME THE TURNOUT TONIGHT WAS DEFINITELY LESS THAN USUAL.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE.

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COLLIER COUNTY SENIORS-OCVO


THE COLD WEATHER IS FORCING OUR AREA'S MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION TO HIDE OUT IN WHATEVER WAY THEY CAN.

THIS WEEK. THE NAPLES SENIOR CENTER HAS BEEN BUSIER THAN NORMAL.

BUT THE NONPROFIT THAT RUNS THE PLACE IS DOING MORE THAN JUST PROVIDING A PLACE TO WARM UP.

THEY WILL BE HELPING MANY SENIOR PAY THEIR HIGHER FPL BILLS AFTER THIS COLD WEATHER.

MANY SENIORS ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

AND THIS COLD SNAP IS JUST PUTTING EXTRA PRESSURE ON THEIR WALLETS.

THE SENIOR CENTER WORKS DIRECTLY WITH UTILITY COMPANIES TO HELP SENIORS PAY THEIR BILLS.

THEY ALSO HAVE A FOOD PANTRY. AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY SENIORS-SOTVO


DR. JACLYNN FAFFER

CEO

3:15

Even though we really truly do live in paradise, it's not a paradise for everyone.:19 tz

THE SENIOR CENTER WORKS DIRECTLY WITH UTILITY COMPANIES TO HELP SENIORS PAY THEIR BILLS.

THEY ALSO HAVE A FOOD PANTRY. AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


MAN LIVES ON BOAT DURING COLD-BAMVO


ONE MAN IS TRYING TO ENDURE THE ARCTIC BLAST BLANKETING THE COUNTRY --

IN A UNIQUE PLACE.

HE LIVES ON A 50-FOOT BOAT IN DETROIT.

HE'S GOT A SYSTEM THAT KEEPS THE WATER AROUND HIM FROM FREEZING.

HE DOES HAVE A HEATER.

BUT IN TEMPERATURES BELOW ZERO, IT'S STILL ROUGH.

SO WHY DOES JIM COLANGELO DO IT? Return to index of stories...


MAN LIVES ON BOAT DURING COLD-SOTVO


"I'm asking myself that a little bit right now," says Colangelo. "But for the most part. It has a lot to do with, I have this idea in my head around trying to do things in my life where I don't have a lot of regrets about not doing things I've wanted to do."

AND HE'S NOT JUST TREADING WATER.

JIM DRIVES THAT BOAT TO WORK EVERY DAY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TZ2 A) SURPRISE BABY-SOTVO


We thought she was joking and she was like, I don't lie about these things."

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GET MORE ON WHAT HAPPENED DURING LABOR THAT NOT ONLY SURPRISED THE PARENTS.IT SHOCKED THE DOCTORS. Return to index of stories...


GMA TEASE-BLK-SOT


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NEW TRX-TRX


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CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LIGHTS-OCVO


THE COLD DIDN'T STOP FIRST RESPONDERS FROM GOING OUT TO BRING SOME JOY.

FIRST RESPONDERS FROM FIVE COUNTIES WENT TO GOLISANO'S CHILDRENS HOSPITAL TODAY TO SHINE THEIR SIREN LIGHTS FOR PATIENTS UPSTAIRS---

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CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LIGHTS-SOTVO


It's incredible the kids faces just light up what kid doesn't like a fire truck or an ambulance they are so exicted the staff themselves are really excited.

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SURPRISE SECOND BABY-2SHOT


IT'S AN AMAZING TIME FOR A COUPLE WHEN THEIR BABY IS BORN.

BUT FOR ONE COUPLE --

THAT'S WHEN THE SURPRISES STARTED.

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SURPRISE SECOND BABY-PKG


It was labor day weekend when Matt and Nicole Ziesemer received the news that would change their life.

"She gave me a shirt that said world's greatest father, and that's how I found out," Matt said.

"This was my first pregnancy, and it was all new to me," Nicole said.

The couple wanted a natural birth.

It was labor day weekend when Matt and Nicole Ziesemer received the news that would change their life.

"She gave me a shirt that said world's greatest father and that's how I found out."

"This was my first pregnancy and it was all new to me."

The couple wanted a natural birth.

"We decided not to do an ultrasound, just as little intervention as possible."

Last week, in the middle of the night Nicole's water broke.

"It was an absolute blizzard."

The drive to the hospital took 2 hours and once they arrived Nicole went into labor for more than 40 hours.

"At first it wasn't a whole lot of pain but as time went on it started to grow."

And at 10:06pm Blakely Faith Ziesemer was born.

"It was unbelievable, there is not a moment like it."

But as their doctor went to check Nicole

"I reached in to check the patient and realized there was a head."

"This is not possible."

"We thought she was joking and she was like, I don't lie about these things."

Surprise a second baby.

"Very surprising to me thinking there was just one baby there and very surprising to the couple too."

"We just had no thoughts that there was going to be another child, our whole house is prepped for one child."

"It was just a shellshocker because no one was expecting it, everyone in the room thought they had seen a ghost."

And at 11:05pm Cade Matthew Ziesemer was born.

"I definitely will not forget this couple or these two babies."

"My first thought after delivering the second baby, oh crap we need a second crib, a second car seat, a second everything hahahaha."

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SURPRISE SECOND BABY-2SHOT CHAT


I'M WITH THEM.

BEING A PLANNER, I'D IMMEDIATELY BE PARANOID ABOUT BEING UNPREPARED FOR BABY NUMBER TWO.

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KICKER TEASE-VO


IF YOU'RE PUT TO THE TEST--

WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO SHOW OFF YOUR REFLEXES?

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SWFL SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT-OCVO


THINK FAST!

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

MARIA LAROCCO'S SIXTH GRADERS AT OAK RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL IN NAPLES.

THEY WERE RUNNING EXPERIMENTS TESTING REFLEXES!

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CLOSE 11PM-3 SHOT


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