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SQUEEZE 1-SOT ROONEY IN SWFL-SOT OC CG
SQUEEZE 2-SOT BANNON ON TRUMP BOOK-VO
HL3) SINKING CAR ESCAPE-SOTVO MISSING IVY LEAGUE STUDENT-VO
HL 2) BRUSH FIRE THREAT-VO MISSING IVY LEAGUE STUDENT-SOTVO OC
HL 2) BRUSH FIRE THREAT-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
HL 3) SAFETY NET-VO TZ1A) GOLDEN GLOBES-SOTVO
NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) SAFETY NET-VO
BRUSH FIRE SETUP-SOTTOPS 2SH @ TOUCH TOUCHLIVE JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BRUSH FIRE THREAT IN COLLIER-LIVE TOSS TO WEATHER-9 EST
BRUSH FIRE THREAT IN COLLIER-PKG WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH
BRUSH FIRE THREAT IN COLLIER-LIVE WEATHER-WXWALL
MORE: 2017 DAMAGE-OTS NEW TONIGHT OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO JP-TOUCH OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT-SOTVO 2SH W BAM
MORE: PREPARING FOR A WILDFIRE-TOUCH(4) OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT-SOT OC
NEW DETAILS-CLIP GOLDEN GLOBES AND OPRAH-PKG
IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-SOTVOTOPS GOLDEN GLOBES AND OPRAH-ONCAM
IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-SOT CELEBRITIES WHO BECAME POLITICIANS-OTS
IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-NATSVOTOPS CELEBRITIES WHO BECAME POLITICIANS-PKG
IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-SOTVO CELEBRITIES WHO BECAME POLITICIANS-OC
TOSS TO ROSS-TOUCHVO TOUCHLIVE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
SINKING CAR ESCAPE-LIVE TEASE2A) NET SAFETY-SOTVO
SINKING CAR ESCAPE-PKG TEASE2B) OCALA OLYMPIAN-VO
SINKING CAR ESCAPE-LIVE TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP
IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP 7PM TZ1) NFM RESORT-SOTVO-WIPE
LAST LEE IRMA DEBRIS DAY-OC VO 7PM TZ2) AMAZON DELIVERY TOSSED-NATSVO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP NET SAFETY AND SPRING TRAINING-OC VO
CAPE CORAL ROAD RAGE-SS VO NET SAFETY AND SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO
CAPE CORAL ROAD RAGE-SOTVO OCALA OLYMPIC WOMAN SKATER-VO
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP OCALA OLYMPIC WOMAN SKATER-SOTVO
ROONEY IN SWFL-OC VO COPYRIGHT-CLIP


SQUEEZE 1-SOT


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SQUEEZE 2-SOT


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HL3) SINKING CAR ESCAPE-SOTVO


12:38:19-:22

"Three words: seatbelt, windows, out."

NOW AT 6 --

TRAGEDY UNDERWATER.

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOM AND HER TWO KIDS ARE DEAD --

THEY COULDN'T ESCAPE A SINKING CAR IN IMMOKALEE.

NEW TONIGHT --

ABC7 TALKS TO AN EXPERT, ON HOW TO SURVIVE ACCIDENTS LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


HL 2) BRUSH FIRE THREAT-VO


A BUSY WEEKEND FOR FIREFIGHTERS HAS THEM RE-ITERATING A WARNING. Return to index of stories...


HL 2) BRUSH FIRE THREAT-SOTVO


FROM PKG

"we think this year again is going to be an above normal year for brush fires"

next at 6 WHAT YOU NEED TO DO-- TO PREPARE. Return to index of stories...


HL 3) SAFETY NET-VO


AND --

A NEW BARRIER!

THE CHANGE AT THE TWINS SPRING TRAINING BALLPARK TO TRY TO STOP KIDS FROM GETTING BONKED BY BALLS.

YOUR NEWS STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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BRUSH FIRE SETUP-SOTTOPS 2SH @ TOUCH TOUCHLIVE


25

"we're concerned, we're really concerned"

AFTER A WEEKEND OF FLAMES.

TONIGHT --

FIREFIGHTERS ARE TELLING US THE FIRE DANGER RISK IS HIGH.

AND THEY SAW THE PROOF THIS WEEKEND.

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

FIREFIGHTERS HAD A BUSY WEEKEND IN COLLIER COUNTY--

FIGHTING FOUR SEPARATE WILDFIRES.

ABC7'S ALEXA SANTOS IS LIVE IN NAPLES TONIGHT--

WHERE FIRES ARE STILL SMOLDERING. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRE THREAT IN COLLIER-LIVE


The fire that burned Saturday here on 23rd street SW in Golden Gate Estates. Is still has smoldering today.

Firefighters say the cool, dry, and windy weather conditions over the weekend were *prime* for brush fires. Return to index of stories...


BRUSH FIRE THREAT IN COLLIER-PKG


Almost two days after this brush fire burned on 23rd Street SW in Golden Gate Estates.

Ron Mosher is taking matters into his own hands. hosing down some hot spots.

3530 if you don't douse it real good and rake it and break it up it'll still smolder, you'll think it's out but it's not

He watched this fire engulf several acres Saturday afternoon.

3250 when you got flames roaring over your head 20 feet you want to back off

That was just one of four brush fires over the weekend.

This one. also on Saturday. at State Road 29 & Alligator Alley.

A third on Saturday at Standing Oaks Lane.

And then on Sunday. at Mystic Lake Circle.

2310 it's kind of early to see this

North Collier Fire Rescue says all these brush fires so early on is a bad sign.

25 we're really concerned we think this year again is going to be an above normal year for brush fires

As a department. they're trying to get ahead of the curve on this potentially premature start to the season.

27 right now we're almost having to re look at our staffing and be ready to move resources

But as residents. experts say you need to make sure your property is clear of debris. and be extremely careful not to start any fires.

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BRUSH FIRE THREAT IN COLLIER-LIVE


NORTH COLLIER FIRE RESCUE ALSO SAYS THEY NEED TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT BRUSH FIRE PREVENTION.

SO THEY'RE HOSTING PUBLIC SEMINARS IN FEBRUARY.

YOU CAN FIND THE INFORMATION ABOUT THOSE SEMINARS ON OUR WEBSITE.

REPORTING LIVE IN CC AS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


MORE: 2017 DAMAGE-OTS


LAST YEAR WAS A WORST YEAR FOR WILDFIRES ACROSS THE U-S-- THAN THE *TEN YEAR* AVERAGE.

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL INTER-AGENCY FIRE CENTER-- THERE WERE MORE THAN 66-THOUSAND FIRES-- BURNING NEARLY 10 MILLION ACRES.

IN 2016-- ONLY FIVE AND A HALF MILLION ACRES BURNED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JP-TOUCH


LIGHTNING CAN SPARK WILDFIRE.

BUT MOST ARE THE RESULT OF CARELESSNESS.

TRASH BURNING OUT OF HAND.

A CAMPFIRE NOT PROPERLY PUT OUT.

CIGARETTES TOSSED OUT OF A CAR.

BUT THE WEATHER CAN PLAY A ROLE.

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOHN PATRICK IS IN THE ABC7 WEATHER CENTER NOW-- WITH A LOOK AT THE FIRE DANGER WE'RE FACING. Return to index of stories...


MORE: PREPARING FOR A WILDFIRE-TOUCH(4)


WHEN A BRUSH FIRE THREATENS YOUR AREA, THE BEST ACTION IS TO EVACUATE EARLY TO AVOID BEING TRAPPED.

EXPERTS SAY YOU SHOULD PREPARE MUCH LIKE YOU DO WITH A HURRICANE--

KNOW YOUR EVACUATION ROUTES---BOTH FROM YOUR HOUSE AND YOUR COMMUNITY.

MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS FUELED UP AND READY TO GO--

STORE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES, MEDICATIONS, AND IMPORTANT PAPERS IN A "GO BAG" SO YOU CAN GRAB THEM QUICKLY. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-SOTVOTOPS


@ 1:14

She's yelling help help help help. Oh my god.

ALSO NEW TONIGHT-- WE'RE HEARING THE 9-1-1 CALL --

AFTER A WOMAN DROVE INTO AN IMMOKALEE POND THIS WEEKEND.

SHATORIA BROWN DIED.

TWO OF HER FIVE CHILDREN DROWNED AS WELL.

ACCORDING TO THE NEW 9-1-1 CALL-- BROWN WAS SPEEDING DOWN THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-SOT


@:29 -:35

"The driver was driving too fast On the road of the habitat house. They went inside the swamp" Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-NATSVOTOPS


'nats from scene'

WE WERE THERE AS FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOUND OUT THE NEWS.

TROOPERS FOUND THE CHILDREN'S BODIES IN THE CAR.

AND BROWN'S BODY IN THE WATER NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE DEADLY CRASH-SOTVO


SYLVIA SANCHEZ 47:24

"Of course it hits home because it could be anyone's child including my own and you never know when something like this is going to happen. "

BUTT

"I'm sure that her family didn't realize or think that something like that could've happened to her having seen her as recently as that same night. "

ALL THREE DEATHS REMAIN UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROSS-TOUCHVO TOUCHLIVE


BACK IN AUGUST-- ONE PERSON DIED AFTER A CAR CRASHED INTO A CAPE CORAL CANAL NEAR CHIQUITA AND WILMINGTON.

A MONTH EARLIER-- A SECURITY CAMERA CAUGHT THIS CAR DRIVING INTO ANOTHER CAPE CORAL CANAL-- OFF SOUTHWEST 10TH STREET AND COUNTRY CLUB BOULEVARD.

THAT DRIVER REPORTEDLY RAN A RED LIGHT-- AND LOST CONTROL-- BUT SHE DID SURVIVE.

TONIGHT-- ABC7'S ROSS DIMATTEI IS LIVE IN IMMOKALEE-- WITH MORE ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-- TO SURVIVE IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A SIMILIAR SITUATION.

ROSS? Return to index of stories...


SINKING CAR ESCAPE-LIVE


DROWNING IS THE 2nd MOST COMMON CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN IN FLORIDA.

WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW —

ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE KIDS WHO HAVE DROWNED IN COLLIER COUNTY WEREN'T IN AN OPEN POOL OR THE OCEAN —

BUT INSIDE A SINKING VEHICLE.

EXPERTS SAY THOSE DEATHS CAN BE AVOIDED IF YOU REMEMBER 3 THINGS:

SEATBELTS, WINDOWS, GET OUT. Return to index of stories...


SINKING CAR ESCAPE-PKG


12:51:23-:30

You only have seconds to react and any time you have, you have to use it to get out of the vehicle and to get your family, your children, out of the vehicle.

SECONDS ARE ALL YOU HAVE —

TO ESCAPE A CAR AFTER IT STARTS SINKING.

SOT: 12:39:30-:32

You've got about one minute to get out of that vehicle.

NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TIME TO CALL FOR HELP.

SOT: 12:45:59-:03

"If you touch your cell phone when you're in a sinking car, you're probably going to die."

IN THIS 2014 DEMONSTRATION —

HOSTED BY THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE —

A DIVE TEAM DEMONSTRATES WHAT YOU SHOULD DO AS SOON AS YOUR CAR HITS THE WATER.

12:38:29-:37

"You've got to get out. And you've got to get out through your windows. So you take your seatbelts off, open your windows, and get out as fast as you can."

WITH WATER RUSHING IN —

20 SECONDS IS ALL IT TAKES TO ESCAPE —

WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.

12:40:43-:51

If you have children, you'll want to get them out of their seatbelts or their restraints and get them out of the window first and you follow them.

WATCH AGAIN —

THIS TIME WITH TEST DUMMIES IN THE BACK SEAT.

SAME STRATEGY—

SEATBELTS OFF —

WINDOWS DOWN —

AND UNLOAD THE KIDS—

OLDEST TO YOUNGEST.

AGAIN —

EVERYONE IS OUT AND SAFE —

THIS TIME IN 21 SECONDS.

12:51:06-:12

"As a mom, I didn't know what was the protocol, what were the steps you needed to do."

12:42:33-:42

The tragedy of people drowning in vehicles is most of them are not injured or incapacitated by the actual accident themselves and they just don't know what to do. Return to index of stories...


SINKING CAR ESCAPE-LIVE


IF YOU THINK YOUR POWER WINDOWS WILL SHORT OUT UNDERWATER —

LEAVING YOU TRAPPED —

DR. GISBRECHT SAYS DON'T WORRY —

THEY WILL WORK UNDERWATER —

FOR AT LEAST THE 30-60 SECONDS IT WILL TAKE TO ESCAPE —

AS LONG AS YOU REMEMBER SEATBELT, WINDOW, GET OUT.

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IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP


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LAST LEE IRMA DEBRIS DAY-OC VO


THE LAST DEBRIS-DROP OFF SITES FOR HURRICANE IRMA CLOSED THIS EVENING.

THE COUNTY SAYS IT'S COLLECTED MORE THAN ONE AND A HALF MILLION CUBIC YARDS OF PLANT, CONSTRUCTION, AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS OVER THE PAsT FEW MONTHS.

IT TOOK BETWEEN 36 AND 40 MILLION DOLLARS TO GET IT ALL DONE-- AND THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE TOTAL FOR PICKING UP THE DEBRIS WITHIN CAPE CORAL AND FORT MYERS CITY LIMITS.

STARTING TOMORROW-- ALL REMAINING RESIDENTIAL PLANT DEBRIS SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE CURB-- IN COMPLIANCE WITH NORMAL COLLECTION PROCEDURES. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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CAPE CORAL ROAD RAGE-SS VO


NEW AT 6 --

LISTEN TO EVERYTHING A GUY IN CAPE CORAL IS ACCUSED OF.

DRIVING DRUNK.

ROAD RAGE.

CURSING AT DRIVERS.

THREATENING COPS.

AND CHARGING AT FIREFIGHTERS.

71 YEAR OLD WAYNE LESLIE MILLER IS CHARGED WITH D-U-I.

HE BONDED OUT OF JAIL SUNDAY.

THIS IS VIDEO WE TOOK OF HIM GETTING ARRESTED SATURDAY.

WITNESSES SAY HE TRIED TO FORCE OTHER DRIVERS OFF THE ROAD -- YELLED OBSCENITIES-- AND CRASHED INTO ANOTHER CAR BEFORE LOSING CONTROL OF HIS TRUCK.

IT JUMPED A SIDEWALK ON SOUTHWEST 32ND TERRACE ALONG CHIQUITA BOULEVARD -- AND TOOK DOWN THE LIGHT POLE.

ACCORDING TO HIS ARREST REPORT-- MILLER EVEN CHARGED AT FIREFIGHTERS TRYING TO HELP HIM AFTERWARD.

POLICE GOT HIM ONTO THE GROUND AND CUFFED HIM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL ROAD RAGE-SOTVO


48:10 - 48:23TIM SUPKO / CAPE CORAL

"It's just amazing that people just. they don't care anymore. They're too quick to jump off the handle, and its just ridiculous. And then the way they treat the police officers these days, its just so disrespectful."

OFFICERS SAY HE FAILED THE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS - AND ALSO BLEW A POINT ONE-TWO ON A BREATHALYZER -- 20 MINUTES AFTER THE CRASH.

THIS IS MILLER'S FIRST ARREST IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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ROONEY IN SWFL-OC VO


CONGRESSMAN FRANCIS ROONEY SPENT THE DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HE SPOKE TO THE INTERNATIONAL MEN'S CLUB OF AMERICA IN NAPLES THIS AFTERNOON.

WE TALKED TO HIM ABOUT HIS OPPOSITION TO ALLOWING A MORATORIUM ON DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO TO EXPIRE.

ROONEY SAYS IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT PROTECTING OUR WATER-- BUT ABOUT MILITARY DEFENSE, TOO.

THE CONGRESSMAN POINTS OUT THE GULF OF MEXICO IS THE MILITARY'S LARGEST TRAINING GROUND IN THE WORLD.

AND THEN THERE'S THE ECONOMIC IMPACT. Return to index of stories...


ROONEY IN SWFL-SOT OC CG


Rep. Francis Rooney/ District 19 / 03:05:39 The worst thing to me is if they extend drilling east-- you're going to see an infrastructure build up of supply vessels, barges, helicopters, tank farms. I just don't think that is compatible with residential and tourist development. 03:05:55

THE MORATORIUM IS SET TO EXPIRE IN 2022-- UNLESS CONGRESS EXTENDS IT.

ROONEY WILL ALSO BE HOLDING A TOWN HALL WEDNESDAY.

IT'S FROM SIX TO 7:30---

AT LAKES REGIONAL LIBRARY ON BASS ROAD-- IN FORT MYERS.

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


BANNON ON TRUMP BOOK-VO


NEW TONIGHT --

A WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN SAYS THERE'S NO "WAY BACK" FOR STEVE BANNON.

THE MAN WHO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN DURING THE ELECTION --

IS NOW IN THE PRESIDENT'S PROVERBIAL DOGHOUSE.

THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK "FIRE AND FURY" QUOTES THE STRATEGIST AS SAYING A MEETING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SON, DON JUNIOR, HAD WITH RUSSIANS. WAS TREASONOUS.

BANNON IS APOLOGIZING AND SAYING HE ONLY MEANT PAUL MANAFORT WAS BEING TREASONOUS.

MANAFORT RAN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN BEFORE BANNON.

THE PRESIDENT'S ADMINISTRATION IS BASHING THE BOOK, SAYING IT'S FICTION. Return to index of stories...


MISSING IVY LEAGUE STUDENT-VO


A FAMILY IS REACHING OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA-- HOPING TO FIND THEIR MISSING CHILD.

19 YEAR OLD BLAZE BERSTEIN WAS HOME IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA FOR WINTER BREAK.

POLICE SAY HE WAS SNAPCHATTING WITH HIS FRIEND LAST WEEK-- WHEN HE LEFT THE HOME LAST TUESDAY--

LEAVING HIS WALLET, KEYS, AND EVEN HIS GLASSES BEHIND.

A FRIEND SAYS HE MET UP WITH BERNSTEIN AT A PARK THAT NIGHT-- BUT AFTER HE CAME OUT OF A RESTROOM-- BLAZE WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


MISSING IVY LEAGUE STUDENT-SOTVO OC


Jeanne Pepper Bernstein / Mother

"I've never seen him this happy, I've never seen him more hopeful. He had a new apartment. He was really looking forward to being the managing editor of Penn Appetit."

BERNSTEIN STUDIED PRE-MED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

AT THIS POINT-- INVESTIGATORS say -- BLAZE'S FRIEND IS NOT BEING TREATED AS A SUSPECT-- AND THEY DO NOT BELIEVE FOUL PLAY IS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TZ1A) GOLDEN GLOBES-SOTVO


I never thought we'd be having this conversation in my lifetime.

BUT LAST NIGHT.ALMOST EVERYONE MENTIONED THE "ME TOO" MOVEMENT.EITHER ON STAGE OR BY WHAT THEY WORE. GET MORE AS WE HEAD BACK STAGE AFTER THE GOLDEN GLOBES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) SAFETY NET-VO


AND COUNTING DOWN TO SPRING TRAINING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

GET MORE ON WHAT THE TWINS ARE DOING TO KEEP FANS FROM GETTING BONKED BY FOUL BALLS. Return to index of stories...


JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO WEATHER-9 EST


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WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Forecast: Cloudy tonight with a few showers tomorrow

Now in the wake of last week's chilly cold snap, Southwest Florida is in a new weather pattern that thankfully will include warmer temperatures. The down side with the pattern switch is that we'll have to deal with more clouds, and on Tuesday at least a few isolated showers.

In the meantime for tonight, sky conditions will remain cloudy with temperatures forecast to drop into the low 60s in Lee and Collier Counties. An overnight low of 62 is forecast in Fort Myers and Estero, with 63 degrees by sunrise Tuesday morning in Naples and Golden Gate.

Our coolest communities overnight tonight will be north of the Caloosahatchee River. That's where spots like Punta Gorda, Arcadia and Moore Haven will begin the day tomorrow with highs between 58 and 59 degrees.

Toward the start of the day on Tuesday we'll have to include the chance for some patchy areas of fog developing in the morning, especially in parts of Charlotte, inland Lee, inland Collier, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades Counties. Though the fog isn't expected to be terribly dense, it would more thank likely pop up around the morning commute times, so a heads up on that weather front.

What's impacting our weather on Tuesday is a broad area of low pressure that is over the northern Gulf of Mexico. This will continue to keep a fair supply of clouds in our weather forecast, and usher in the chance for some showers as well. Rain totals on Tuesday are not expected to exceed.25", meaning overall low rain amounts can be expected in areas that do see any showers.

On Wednesday and Thursday, rain chances should trend downward as temperatures peak above the norm for early January. Afternoon highs on both days should top out near 80 degrees.

Boating Forecast

Southeast winds are expected on Tuesday around 10 knots during the afternoon hours. Though there are no advisories posted in the Gulf from the National Weather Service, boaters should keep in mind some rain will be over the water on Tuesday as a low pressure system swirls off Florida's west coast. Open seas are expected to peak around 2 feet with inland waters and Gulf bays at a light chop. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT OPEN-CLIP


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OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT-SOTVO 2SH W BAM


:087

"i'm praying that she'll run for president"

IT'S A NIGHT CELEBRATING THE BEST OF MOVIES AND T-V.

BUT AFTER THE GOLDEN GLOBES LAST NIGHT, A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE TALKING POLITICS.

AND THEY STILL ARE TONIGHT.

OPRAH ACCEPTED THE CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD.

SHE BROUGHT THE TYPICALLY ROWDY CROWD TO SILENCE AND TEARS LAST NIGHT-- WITH A SPEECH ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN.

IT DIDN'T TAKE TWITTER LONG TO LIGHT UP WITH THE HASH-TAG OPRAH 20-20.

SPORTS ICON BILLIE JEAN KING-- SAYS WINFREY MAY BE THE PERFECT CHOICE FOR DEMOCRATS. Return to index of stories...


OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT-SOT OC


@:08 billie jean king.

"cause nowadays, you have to have a lot of media behind you throughout the years, like president trump and that really helps the people to know you, and who you are and I think it helps get elected."

OPRAH AND OTHER STARS WORE BLACK LAST NIGHT-- IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN WHO CAME FORWARD DURING THE "ME TOO" MOVEMENT TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE.

THAT MOVEMENT has NOW EVOLVED INTO A MESSAGE-- "TIME'S UP." Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBES AND OPRAH-PKG


SCRIPT:

Reese Witherspoon

time is up we see you! We hear you!

PRODUCER REESE WITHERSPOON WON A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES FOR "BIG LITTLE LIES."

SHE IS ONE OF THE WOMEN BEHIND THE "TIMES UP" MOVEMENT, WHICH ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO WEAR BLACK TO THE GOLDEN GLOBE CEREMONY.

THE AIM WAS TO TAKE THE FOCUS OFF OF FASHION AND FRIVOLITY AND PUT IT ON MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES.

Reese Witherspoon backstage

I think there was a collective feeling that it wouldn't be business as usual because I think we have to be forever changed in this moment.

CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD WINNER OPRAH WINFREY RALLIED THE ROOM WITH A BATTLE CRY FOR THE FUTURE.

Oprah:

a new day is on the horizon.

Oprah backstage:

wearing black in solidarity is one step I think what time's up is doing with the legal defense fund is a major step.

FILMS FEATURING STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS FARED WELL.

"LADY BIRD".NAMED BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL.

"3 BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI" TOOK THE DRAMA PRIZE.

THE LEADING LADIES IN THOSE FILMS ALSO WON.

ALLISON JANNEY ADDED A SUPPORTING ACTRESS GLOBE TO HER AWARDS COLLECTION FOR "I TONYA."

THE VETERAN ACTRESS IS PROUD TO JOIN THE "TIME'S UP" MOVEMENT.

ALLISON JANNEY

I never thought we'd be having this conversation in my lifetime. I just thought abuse of power has been around since the beginning of time. And, yeah, maybe it'll never go away but maybe now people will be held accountable for it.

ON THE RED CARPET OUTSIDE THE BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, THERE SEEMED TO BE A GENUINE FEELING OF HOPE.

KENYA BARRIS

If we can shed some light, that's a good thing. more importantly, if it sticks. You know, not just tonight, a year from now, 10 years from now. That's what's important. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBES AND OPRAH-ONCAM


WINFREY'S LONGTIME PARTNER STEDMAN GRAHAM TOLD THE LOS ANGELES TIMES IT'S UP TO THE PEOPLE" WHETHER SHE WILL BE PRESIDENT, BUT SAYS QUOTE-- "SHE WOULD ABSOLUTELY DO IT." Return to index of stories...


CELEBRITIES WHO BECAME POLITICIANS-OTS


*IF* IT EVER HAPPENED --

OPRAH WOULD NOT BE THE FIRST CELEBRITY TO ENTER POLITICS. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRITIES WHO BECAME POLITICIANS-PKG


'Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

BUT AMONG PRESIDENTS --

IT'S RARE.

RONALD REAGAN WAS MOST FAMOUS -- TRANSISTIONING FROM MOVIE ACTOR TO POLITICIAN.

BUT HE WAS GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA FIRST.

"I'll be back."

SPEAKING OF CALIFORNIA, ACTOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WENT FROM TERMINATOR TO GOVERNOR OF THAT STATE.

"Well, do you punk?"

SAME STATE --

DIRTY HARRY BECAME MAYOR CLINT. WHEN EASTWOOD TOOK THE OFFICE OF MAYOR OF CARMEL BY THE SEA IN THE 80S.

"I got you babe."

ONE HALF OF A FAMOUS SINGING DUO -- SONNY BONO -- LATER SERVED IN CONGRESS FROM CALIFORNIA.

AL FRANKEN WENT FROM WRITING SKETCHES ON S-N-L -- TO MAKING SPEECHES AS A U-S SENATOR.

'dunks' -- "In your face, Kevin Johnson!"

HOW 'BOUT ATHLETES?

BASKETBALL STAR KEVIN JOHNSON LATER JUMPED OVER OPPONENTS TO BECOME SACRAMENTO'S MAYOR.

JESSE VENTURA.

FROM WRESTLING TO MINNESOTA GOVERNOR.

AND PITCHER JIM BUNNING, REPRESENTING THE PHILLIES ON THE DIAMOND, KENTUCKY IN WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRITIES WHO BECAME POLITICIANS-OC


SENATOR FRANKEN OF COURSE-- FORCED OUT OF OFFICE BY THE SAME MOVEMENT THAT LED TO OPRAH'S SPEECH LAST NIGHT-- AND THE THE CALL TO PUT HER IN THE WHITE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE2A) NET SAFETY-SOTVO


they are looking elsewhere and could really get gonked

NOT EVERY FAN IS PAYING ATTENTION TO EVERY MOMENT OF THE GAME. GET MORE ON WHAT THE TWINS ARE DOING TO HAMMON STADIUM TO MAKE IT SAFER FROM FLY BALLS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE2B) OCALA OLYMPIAN-VO


AND THIS WINTER OLYMPIAN IS DOING THINGS NO OTHER WOMEN HAS DONE BEFORE.

GET MORE ON HOW THIS FLORIDA WOMAN IS MAKING HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN Return to index of stories...


7PM TZ1) NFM RESORT-SOTVO-WIPE


06:34:02

.'Oh, you can't stay here. You're a Lee County resident.":09

LOCALS NOT ALLOWED!

AHEAD ON YOUR NEWS AT SEVEN --

THE LEE COUNTY HOTEL THAT IS NOT ALLOWING RESIDENTS TO BOOK A ROOM. Return to index of stories...


7PM TZ2) AMAZON DELIVERY TOSSED-NATSVO


NATS OF PACKAGE HITTING MAILBOX

THE AMAZON AGGRESSIVE DELIVERY!

AHEAD AT SEVEN--

WHERE THIS HAPPENED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

WHY AMAZON ISN'T DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


NET SAFETY AND SPRING TRAINING-OC VO


THE START OF SPRING TRAINING IS JUST SIX WEEKS AWAY.

THREE MAJOR LEAGUE TEAMS CALL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THEIR HOME--

AS THEY GEAR UP FOR THE SEASON.

MINNESOTA TWINS FANS WILL SEE A NEW SAFETY MEASURE IN PLACE DURING SPRING TRAINING GAMES.

SETTING THE PACE IN THE MLB WHEN IT COMES TO FAN SAFTEY.

TODAY THEY ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR EXTENDED NETTING AT HAMMOND STADIUM FOR THIS UPCOMING SPRING TRAINING. THE NEW NETTING WILL PROTECT FANS SITTING BEHIND THE DUGOUTS. Return to index of stories...


NET SAFETY AND SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO


The children aren't always watching the game, I mean there are looking elsewhere and could really get gonked. I've seen that on the news, and you want to be able to bring them because it's a fun thing and it's an experience for them but you want to do it in a safe way

THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE ARE THRILLED ABOUT THE PROJECT AND PLAN TO KEEP THE NETS UP FOR THEIR UPCOMING SEASON.

THE BOSTON RED SOX says WE CAN EXPECT A SIMILAR ANNOUNCEMENT COMING FROM JETBLUE PARK IN THE NEAR FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


OCALA OLYMPIC WOMAN SKATER-VO


ONE WOMAN WILL MAKE HISTORY JUST BY GOING TO THE OLYMPICS-- AND SHE HAS TIES TO FLORIDA.

Erin Jackson IS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN SPEEDSKATER TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPICS-- CALLS THE SUNSHINE STATE HER HOME.

SHE LIVES IN OCALA.

GET THIS-- SHE'S ONLY BEEN ICE SKATING FOR 4 MONTHS.

BEFORE THAT -- SHE WAS AN INLINE SKATER. Return to index of stories...


OCALA OLYMPIC WOMAN SKATER-SOTVO


SOT Renee Hildebrand, Erin's Coach:

"It was amazing. Of course I didn't get to see her until after the race, but while she was still on the ice we looked at each other in disbelief that she had actually done it."

JACKSON PLANS TO SPEND THE NEXT MONTH TRAINING IN SALT LAKE CITY-- BEFORE HEADING TO SOUTH KOREA FOR THE OLYMPICS. Return to index of stories...


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