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HEADLINES MURDER SUICIDE UPDATE-SOT,VO
1) GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-SOT,VO PARENTING ALERT-CLIP
2) SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-SOTTOPS KID EYE INJURIES UP-OTS
3) BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-NATSVO NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TEASE FOUR
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT, CAM 9 1) GOLDEN GLOBES-SOT,VO-WIPE
GENEFORECAST-CLIP 2) CES PREVIEW-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR WEATHER-WX CTR
BIG STORY-CLIP NEWS AT 9 REOPEN-CLIP
GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-SOT,VO OPENING BELL-LIVETOPS
GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-SOT,VO BIG STORY-CLIP
GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-PUSH-2SHOT GOLDEN GLOBES-SOT,VO
GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-PKG GOLDEN GLOBES-SOT,VO
GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-OC GOLDEN GLOBES-2SHOT
GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK GOLDEN GLOBES-PKG
GET MORE: TIMES UP-VO IN OTS GOLDEN GLOBES-OC
GET MORE: EQUAL PAY CALL OUT-OC,SOT,SS GET MORE-CLIP DO NO TRACK
MISS AMERICA AGE-VO IN OTS GET MORE: FIRST BLACK ACTOR-VO IN OTS
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP GET MORE: AZIZ ANSARI-WIPE-VOTOPS
SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-VO IN BAM, LIVE IN BAM DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-LIVE,VO TRUMP TOWER FIRE-VOTOPS
SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-SOT,LIVE POTUS TODAY-VO IN OTS
COVERAGE PROMISE-OC BANNON APOLIGIZES-OC
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP BANNON APOLIGIZES-PKG
MISSING BOATER SEARCH-OC,VO BANNON APOLIGIZES-OC
VAZGUEZ TRIAL-OC,SS,VO NORTH KOREA MEETING-OC
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-OC,VO MISSING UPENN STUDENT-OC,VO
NEW TODAY-CLIP NEW TODAY-CLIP
FMB RENTAL REGULATION-OC,VO SPACEX SECRET MISSION-OC,VO
TARPON BAY BEACH BACTERIA-WIPE-VOTOPS POWERBALL-OC,VO
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
TEASE ONE TEASE FIVE
1) IMMOKALEE DEATH-SOT,VO 1) CES PREVIEW-VOTOPS
2) BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-VOTOPS 2) RISING RENT-VOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP CRIMEWATCH PROMO-SOTTOPS
IMMOKALEE DEATH-SOT,VO CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
IMMOKALEE DEATH-VO IN TOUCH, VO FULL CROSSTALK-3 SH W BAM
IMMOKALEE DEATH-SOT,VO FORECAST-WX WALL
CCSO ACCUSED OF AFFAIR-OC,VO,OC NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP ATT 5G-OTS
TEASE TWO RISING RENT-WIPE-VOTOPS
1) BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-NATSVO UBER, LYFT BEING TARGETED-VO IN OTS
2) CHICAGO ICE-VO DUNKIN DONUTS-VOTOPS
CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP
CROSSTALK INTO WX-3 SH W BAM CES PREVIEW-2SHOT,BOXES
FORECAST-WXWALL CES PREVIEW-SQBOX
HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP 1) CES Preview-vo
BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-SOT,VO GET MORE: APPLE INVESTORS-OTS
BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-VO IN OTS NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-SOT,VIDBOX TEASE SIX
BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-SOT,VO,OC TRUTH AND LIES-SOTTOPS
GET MORE: HOSPITAL VISITORS-OC,VO THE VIEW PROMO-SOTTOPS
GET MORE: DEADLY FLU SEASON-SOT,VO HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP
GET MORE: DEADLY FLU SEASON-SQBOX GYM BANS CABLE NEWS-OTS
GET MORE: DEADLY FLU SEASON-SOT,VO WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY TEENS-OTS
CHICAGO ICE-OC,VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
DEEP FREEZE-WIPE-VOTOPS BREAKING SHOOTING SCENE-CLIP,LIVE
DEEP FREEZE-NATSVO TS 1) DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VOTOPS
TRAVEL NIGHTMARE-OC,VO TS 2) RICARDO VAZQUEZ IN COURT-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP TS 3) IMMOKALEE DEATH-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE TS 4) SANIBEL OFFSHORE DRILLING-VOTOPS
1) DOC OUT ON BOND-VO-WIPE TS 5) FMB RENTAL REGULATION-VOTOPS
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP ICE CASTLE-VOTOPS
DOC OUT ON BOND-OC,SS,VO FINAL WEATHER-3SH, WX
MURDER SUICIDE UPDATE-OC,VO CLOSE-3 SHOT


HEADLINES


3:33-3:41

THE 75TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOCUS---

WASN'T ON WHO TOOK HOME TROPHIES.

ITS TRANSFORMED--- INTO AN EVENING ABOUT EMPOWERMENT.

JULIANNE DELL STANDUP TEASE

SANIBEL city leaders are meeting right now to urge state leaders to oppose off-shore drilling. We tell you why it matters to the area, coming up.

nats of coughing, sneezing

LEE COUNTY STUDENTS---

HEAD BACK TO THE CLASSROOM TODAY.

BUT THE MAJOR CONCERN---

IS THE FLU.

THE PUSH TO KEEP YOUR KIDS HEALTHY--- AT 9:15. Return to index of stories...


1) GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-SOT,VO


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2) SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-SOTTOPS


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3) BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-NATSVO


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NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT, CAM 9


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC7.

I'M GREG PARKER.

AND I'M ANNIE HUBBELL.

HAPPY MONDAY!

ITS A WARMER START TO THE DAY THAN IT HAS BEEN.

LETS BRING IN STORM WARN SEVEN FORECASTER MACKENZIE BART--

WITH A LOOK AT THE FORECAST FOR TODAY. Return to index of stories...


GENEFORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Finally a morning where we don't need to bundle up! If you have to be outdoors for a while this morning, you may want a jacket but it's rather comfortable this morning compared to last week. Temperatures will warm up from the mid 50s this morning to the upper 70s later this afternoon. Our high temperatures are finally back above average for this time of year. Cloud cover will increase as we head though the day with a chance for a few light showers tonight.

Our next weather-maker, an area of low pressure, will move into the Gulf as we head into tomorrow bringing more cloud cover and chance of rain to our area. Don't expect a washout on Tuesday but keep the umbrella handy. Dreary conditions are expected heading into mid-week as the low slowly stalls out and then moves out of the area. Even with the spotty showers and added cloud cover over the next few days, our high temperatures will still make it up into the mid to upper 70s.

This system will move out by Thursday before our next cold front moves in for the weekend. We won't see as much of a cold snap but expect temperatures to drop into the low 70s. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-SOT,VO


:33- 42

LAST NIGHT--- THE 75TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS.

HOST SETH MYERS---

STARTING THE NIGHT OFF--

ADDRESSING THE SEXUAL HARRASSMENT CLAIMS---

ACROSS HOLLYWOOD. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-SOT,VO


2:03-2:12

ACTRESS LAURA DERN AND SEVERAL OTHERS---

CALLING FOR CHANGE IN THE WAY PARENTS TEACH THEIR CHILDREN---

THAT SPEAKING OUT--- IS NOT A BAD THING. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-PUSH-2SHOT


THE AWARD SHOW--- IS ALL ABOUT HONORING THE BEST IN MOVIES AND TELEVISION OF 2017.

BUT--- AS WE JUST SAW--- THE FOCUS WASN'T ON WHO TOOK HOME TROPHIES.

ABC'S GEORGE PENNACCHIO HAS MORE AS THE SHOW TRANSFORMED INTO AN EVENING ABOUT EMPOWERMENT. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBE BREAKDOWN-PKG


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 GLOBE BREAKDOWN-OC


GEORGE PENNACCHIO REPORTING.

HOLLYWOOD IS NOW IN FULL FORCE AWARDS MODE.

WE'VE GOT THE CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS ON THURSDAY.

THEN ON JANUARY 23RD, THE OSCAR NOMINATIONS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK


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GET MORE: TIMES UP-VO IN OTS


GETTING YOU MORE.

A LOT OF THOSE ACTRESSES AT THE SHOW LAST NIGHT--

ARE NOW A PART OF THE "TIMES UP" MOVEMENT.

HUNDREDS OF HOLLYWOOD WOMEN ARE COMING TOGETHER--

TO FIGHT HARASSMENT.

THE INITIATIVE WAS LAUNCHED ON JANUARY FIRST--

WITH A PROMISE TO FIGHT FOR WOMEN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND BEYOND.

IT WILL INCLUDE A LEGAL DEFENSE FUND AND WILL ADVOCATE FOR LEGISLATION COMBATTING WORKPLACE HARASSMENT. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EQUAL PAY CALL OUT-OC,SOT,SS


AND THIS MORNING--- "WILL AND GRACE" STAR DEBRA MESSING IS MAKING HEADLINES---

AFTER CALLING OUT THE E NETWORK--- ON THEIR GENGER PAY GAP.

:10 -25

MESSING WAS TALKING ABOUT FORMER E NEWS CO-HOST CAT SADLER WHO SUDDENLY LEFT THE NETWORK--

AFTER LEARNING-- SHE WAS BEING PAID MUCH LESS THAN HER MALE COUNTERPART.

MESSING MADE THOSE COMMENTS--- WHILE BEING INTERVIEWED BY E NEWS. Return to index of stories...


MISS AMERICA AGE-VO IN OTS


AND NEW THIS MORNING-

MISS AMERICA IS GETTING OLDER---SORT OF!

THE ORGANIZATION IS RAISING THE MAXIMUM AGE OF CONTESTANTS FROM 24 TO 25 STARTING WITH THIS YEAR'S PAGEANT.

A SPOKESWOMAN SAYS IT WILL BENEFIT WOMEN PURSUING ADVANCED DEGREES.

IT'S THE FIRST RULE CHANGE SINCE C-E-O SAM HASKELL STEPPED DOWN DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EMAILS.

FORMER WINNER GRETCHEN CARLSON HAS BECAME CHAIRWOMAN. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-VO IN BAM, LIVE IN BAM


PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PLANNING A MASSIVE EXPANSION OF OFFSHORE DRILLING.

SOME IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

AREN'T PLEASED.

RIGHT NOW---

SANIBEL CITY LEADERS ARE SET TO DISCUSS THEIR OPPOSITION TO DRILLING IN THE GULF.

OFFICIALS SAY --

THEY STILL HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN WHAT HAPPENED IN 2010.

ABC7'S JULIANNE DELL IS LIVE ON SANIBEL WITH HOW LOCAL AND STATE LEADERS ARE RESPONDING. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-LIVE,VO


ITS A BIG DEAL TO THESE CITY LEADERS —

AND FOLKS IN THE AREA — BECAUSE OF THE TOURISM BASED ECONOMY HERE —

MOST REMEMBER THE EFFECT THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL HAD IN 2010 EVEN THOUGH IT WAS HUNDREDS OF MILES AWAY— SCARING TOURISTS FROM VISITING.

In the referendum — CITY LEADERS POINT TO SANIBEL BEING A BARRIER ISLAND AND SAY ITS PRISTINE BEACHES, PRODUCTIVE ESTUARIES AND WORLD CLASS FISHERIES ASTHE FOUNDATION OF THE TOURISM BASED ECONOMY AND OIL RIGS AND THE THREAT OF AN OIL SPILL THREATEN THAT.

A TOURIST TAKING IN THE BEAUTY OF THE ISLAND THIS MORNING SAYS — THE DRILLING MIGHT BE GOOD FOR THE **U-S** ECONOMY, BUT HE WOULDN'T WANT THE RISK OF THE OIL SPILL TO POLLUTE THE LOCAL ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL OFF SHORE DRILLING-SOT,LIVE


Jack lamarca/visiting from Cleveland

04:18:43 IM SURE IT WOULD HAVE SOME ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR US BUT YOU WOLD HAVE TO OUTWEIGH IT WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND YOU KNOW WEIGH YOUR OPTIONS 52

FOR THEIR PART — GOVERNOR SCOTT AND SENATORS NELSON AND RUBIO HAVE ALL VOICED OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED DRILLING.

LIVE ON SANIBEL ISLAND, JULIANNE DELL, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-OC


JULIANNE-- THANKS.

STICK WITH ABC7 AS WE MONITOR THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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MISSING BOATER SEARCH-OC,VO


THIS MORNING--THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR A MISSING BOATER IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

THE BOAT NIK KAYLER WAS ON CAPSIZED LAST WEEK.

HIS PARTNER---

BILL KISIAH--

WAS FOUND, AND HOSPITALIZED FOR HYPOTHERMIA, BUT KAYLER IS STILL MISSING.

KISIAH WAS OUT ON THE WATER SATURDAY

HELPING WITH SEARCH EFFORTS --

JUST *HOURS AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

TODAY THE SEARCH CONTINUES. Return to index of stories...


VAZGUEZ TRIAL-OC,SS,VO


A FORMER NAPLES POLICE OFFICER IS SET TO GO TO TRIAL TODAY.

RICARDO VAZQUEZ IS ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TWO GIRLS WHO WERE BOTH UNDER 16-YEARS-OLD.

HE WAS ARRESTED IN MARCH.

HIS ARREST REPORT SAYS HE MOLESTED THE GIRLS FOR YEARS.

THEY TOLD A RELATIVE WHO REPORTED IT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.

VAZQUEZ WORKED FOR THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR FIVE YEARS.

HIS TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO LAST THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-OC,VO


THIS MORNING--- NEIGHBORS WANT ANSWERS AFTER DEPUTIES SHOW A SAN CARLOS PARK.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE REPSONDED TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT ON DUPONT DRIVE SATURDAY.

WHEN THEY ARRIVED--

DEPUTIES FOUND A PERSON POINTING A GUN AT THEM.

THEY SHOT AND KILLED THE SUSPECT--

CREATING A CRIME SCENE THAT WOULD BE ACTIVE FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS.

L-C-S-O HAS YET TO RELEASE THE NAMES OF THOSE INVOLVED AND CAN ONLY CONFIRM THAT IT IS AN OPEN INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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FMB RENTAL REGULATION-OC,VO


THE FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN COUNCIL ARE MEETING RIGHT NOW TO DISCUSS THE SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDIANANCE.

THE MEETING JUST STARTED AT NINE---

FOR THEIR FIRST PUBLIC HEARING.

BUT STATEWIDE---

SOME BIG CHANGES COULD BE LOOMING FOR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES IN 2018.

NEW LEGISLATION WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THIS YEAR'S SESSION AIMED AT CHANGING WHO CAN REGULATE THOSE PROPERTIES.

IF THE *FLORIDA VACATION RENTAL ACT* IS PASSED--

THE STATE WOULD HAVE THE POWER.

ON FORT MYERS BEACH FOR EXAMPLE --- THE TOWN COUNCIL HAS THE POWER.

THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS JANUARY 9TH. Return to index of stories...


TARPON BAY BEACH BACTERIA-WIPE-VOTOPS


.

AND LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW--

THE WATERS AT TARPON BAY BEACH WILL BE RETESTED--

AFTER TESTING HIGH FOR BACTERIA THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WARNING EVERYONE TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER OF TARPON BAY BEACH IN SANIBEL.

DURING ROUTINE TESTING FRIDAY--

OFFICIALS FOUND UNSAFE LEVELS OF A BACTERIA.

THAT BACERTIA-- COULD LEAD TO STOMACH PAIN AND DIARRHEA.

THE HIGH LEVELS MEAN IT COULD HAVE COME FROM STORM WATER RUNOFF OR SEWAGE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE ONE


23:06:58-01

"It's just a tragedy to all of us and the family."

00:10:46-49

"It's sad, you know? It's just sad."

THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS---

AFTER A MOTHER AND TWO OF HER KIDS---

FOUND DEAD--- AT THE BOTTOM OF A POND.

PLUS-- KIDS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL IN LEE COUNTY TODAY!

BUT A MAJOR CONCERN--- THE DANGEROUS FLU SEASON.

THE PUSH TO KEEP YOUR KIDS HEALTHY--- AT 9:15. Return to index of stories...


1) IMMOKALEE DEATH-SOT,VO


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2) BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ


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NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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IMMOKALEE DEATH-SOT,VO


23:07:53-58

"We're all just puzzled. We're all just looking for answers."

THIS MORNING-- THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS--

AFTER A MOTHER--- AND TWO OF HER YOUNG CHILDREN ARE DEAD.

THIS--- AFTER TROOPERS SAY--- THE WOMAN SOMEHOW DROVE INTO A POND. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE DEATH-VO IN TOUCH, VO FULL


27 YEAR OLD SHATORIA BROWN SOMEHOW DROVE INTO A POND IN IMMOKALEE.

THE CAR WAS PULLED FROM THE POND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE BODIES OF SHATORIA'S THREE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND FIVE YEAR OLD SON INSIDE.

DIVERS LATER FOUND SHATORIA'S BODY OUTSIDE OF THE CAR IN THE POND.

TROOPERS SAY AROUND 11-30 SATURDAY NIGHT---

AS SHATORIA APPROACHED THE INTERSECTION OF EDEN AVE AND APPLE STREET---

SHE KEPT DRIVING AND HER CHRYSLER PACIFICA ENDED UP UNDERWATER.

FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS OF SHATORIA WERE DISTRAUGHT AFTER HEARING Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE DEATH-SOT,VO


Doris Smith/Family friend

23:08:47-55

"It's a tragedy. And that really hurts so much you know? They never really got a chance at life."

23:08:56-04

"It was just the beginning of their life and it had been all taken away from them. For what reason? We have no idea."

TROOPERS SAY ALCOHOL WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE STILL INVESTIGATING HOW THE CAR ENDED UP IN THE POND.

IT COULD TAKE UP TO TWO MONTHS TO COMPETE THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CCSO ACCUSED OF AFFAIR-OC,VO,OC


THIS MORNING--- NEW INFORMATION LEADING TO THE FIRING OF A CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY.

ROBERT TUCK IS ACCUSED OF HAVING AN AFFAIR--- WHILE ON DUTY.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE LAUNCHED AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION IN LATE NOVEMBER---

FOLLOWING A WRITTEN COMPLAINT FROM THE WOMAN'S FIANCÉ.

THE REPORT STATES DEPUTY TUCK MET WITH THIS WOMAN ON FOUR SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHILE ON THE CLOCK.

THE TWO WOULD HAVE RELATIONS INSIDE DIFFERENT UNMARKED CARS--

PARKED IN PUBLIC PLACES.

THE INVESTIGATION ALSO FOUND DEPUTY TUCK VIOLATED DEPARTMENT POLICY BY FAILING TO LOG ON TO HIS MOBILE LAPTOP WHILE DURING HIS MEETINGS.

DEPUTY TUCK DENIES IN THE REPORT HIS RELATIONS WITH THE WOMAN WERE SEXUAL.

RECORDS SHOW DEPUTY TUCK WAS ALSO REPRIMANDED IN 20-16 FOR IMPROPERLY SEARCHING FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON A STATEWIDE DATABASE.

WE REACHED OUT TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR COMMENT BUT HAVE YET TO HEAR BACK. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE TWO


nats of sneezing, coughing

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS--- BACK TODAY!

BUT THIS MORNING--- THE PUSH TO KEEP YOUR KIDS--

HEALTHY--- AND AWAY FROM THE FLU.

PLUS--- ITS SO COLD---- THERE WAS AN ICICLE WARNING IN CHICAGO!

THIS MORNING--- THE MAJOR DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY--

BECAUSE OF THIS FRIGID WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


1) BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-NATSVO


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2) CHICAGO ICE-VO


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CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-3 SH W BAM


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.Finally a morning where we don't need to bundle up! If you have to be outdoors for a while this morning, you may want a jacket but it's rather comfortable this morning compared to last week. Temperatures will warm up from the mid 50s this morning to the upper 70s later this afternoon. Our high temperatures are finally back above average for this time of year. Cloud cover will increase as we head though the day with a chance for a few light showers tonight.

Our next weather-maker, an area of low pressure, will move into the Gulf as we head into tomorrow bringing more cloud cover and chance of rain to our area. Don't expect a washout on Tuesday but keep the umbrella handy. Dreary conditions are expected heading into mid-week as the low slowly stalls out and then moves out of the area. Even with the spotty showers and added cloud cover over the next few days, our high temperatures will still make it up into the mid to upper 70s.

This system will move out by Thursday before our next cold front moves in for the weekend. We won't see as much of a cold snap but expect temperatures to drop into the low 70s. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP


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BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-SOT,VO


NATS OF PEOPLE SNEEZING

"I've seen people even if they feel slightly sick,they'll go home."

TODAY--- LEE COUNTY STUDENTS--- HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

AND THE FLU----IS ON A LOT OF PARENTS MINDS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-VO IN OTS


THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION REPORTS 13 CHILDREN DIED FROM THE FLU---

THIS SEASON ALREADY!

LEE HEALTH SAYS--- THEY HAVE SEEN TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF FLU SEASON THIS SEASAON-- THAN LAST.

AS LEE COUNTY STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASS FROM WINTER BREAK TODAY--

LEE HEALTH URGES YOU TO TALK TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE FLU. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-SOT,VIDBOX


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BACK TO SCHOOL AND FLU-SOT,VO,OC


"They should be aware if their children have signs or symptoms of the flu; a fever, a headache,cough, runny nose, or anything of that nature."

|BUTT TO|

"They send a child back who has the flu, that child may be a source for others."

ANOTHER THING TO REMEMBER--

BITING FINGERNAILS--

PUTING FINGERS INTO EYES OR NOSES--

ARE ALL GOOD WAYSFOR THE FLU TO GET RIGHT INTO THE BODY.

A LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE SAYS TEACHERS ASK FOR HAND SANITIZER AS PART OF THE SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST--

AND THEY PROVIDE IT TO THEIR CLASSES.

PLUS--THEY HAVE--AS THEY PUT IT--GOOD OLD SOAP AND WATER. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: HOSPITAL VISITORS-OC,VO


WITH THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES SPIKING--

LEE HEALTH IS SAYING "NO" TO CERTAIN HOSPITAL VISITORS WHO ARE YOUNG KIDS.

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

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

LEE HEALTH WILL ALLOW SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE VISITS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: DEADLY FLU SEASON-SOT,VO


"I have been sick for like seven days now but it's gotten worse,"

AND THIS MORNING--- 46 STATES ARE REPORTING WIDESPREAD FLU ACTIVITY.

E-R'S IN SOME PLACES---

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GET MORE: DEADLY FLU SEASON-SQBOX


IN CALIFORNIA-- THE OUTBREAK--- BECAME DEADLY.

A SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY DIED THURSDAY FROM COMPLICATIONS FROM THE VIRUS.

ACCORDING TO STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS 27 PEOPLE YOUNGER THAN THE AGE 65 HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS SO FAR THIS SEASON COMPARED TO 4 LAST SEASON.

NATIONWIDE THERE ARE ALREADY MORE THAN 41-THOUSAND CASES CONFIRMED MORE THAN TWICE AS MANY AS THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

SOME PHARMACIES NOW RUNNING OUT OF THE ANTI-VIRAL TAMI-FLU. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: DEADLY FLU SEASON-SOT,VO


dr. claudia pfeil: "this is, i would say, the worst flu season that i've seen."

dr. wally ghurabi, ucla medical center

if the fever persists and you're not able to control it then you probably need to be evaluated.

DOCTORS SAY IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GET THE FLU SHOT.

BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT'S ONLY ABOUT 30 PERCENT EFFECTIVE AGAINST THE MOST POWERFUL STRAIN.

IT CAN HELP REDUCE THE SEVERITY OF SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


CHICAGO ICE-OC,VO


WHAT ISN'T HELPING WITH THIS FLU SEASON---

IS THE FRIGID TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM CHICAGO.

PART OF THE STREET WAS CLOSED OFF DUE TO THE DANGER OF FALLING ICE.

A BROKEN SPRINKLER SYSTEM ON AN UPPER FLOOR OF A BUILDING CAUSED THE FRONT TO BECOME COVERED IN ICE. Return to index of stories...


DEEP FREEZE-WIPE-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING, TEMPERATURES ARE STILL BELOW FREEZING---

FROM THE CAROLINAS UP TO CANADA.

IN THE SOUTHEAST AND PARTS OF THE MIDWEST---

PREPARATIONS OVERNIGHT FOR FREEZING RAIN.

FEARS OF ICY ROADS HAVE ALREADY CLOSED SCHOOLS FROM ATLANTA AND THE CAROLINAS TO NEW JERSEY.

FARTHER NORTH --

NEW HAMPSHIRE'S MOUNT WASHINGTON WAS THE SECOND-COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH THIS WEEKEND--AT MINUS 90! Return to index of stories...


DEEP FREEZE-NATSVO


NATS bubble video

AND ITS SO COLD--- THESE BUBBLES IMMEDIATELY FROZE--

BOUNCING OFF THE GROUND.

WHILE A WORLD AWAY--

A DIFFERENT EXTREME.

DOWN UNDER-- IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA--

WHERE ITS SUMMERS--- THEY ARE SWELTERING.

THE TEMPS ITTING 117 DEGREES!

THE HOTTEST DAY--- IN NEARLY 80 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TRAVEL NIGHTMARE-OC,VO


AND THIS MORNING--- J-F-K AIRPORT IS BACK OPEN THIS MORNING---

AFTER A WATER MAIN AT THE MAIN INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL BROKE!

THIS WAS THE SCENE SUNDAY.

THE BREAK--- CAUSED HUNDREDS OF CANCELLATIONS AND DELAYS.

THERE WAS AT LEAST THREE INCHES OF WATER ON THE GROUND.

THE AIRPORT HAD TO TURN OFF THE ELECTRICITY AND PASSENGERS WERE STRANDED--

AS BAGGAGE--- PILED UP. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE THREE


A DOCTOR----

OUT ON BOND--

ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING A CLIENT.

THIS MORNING--

THE PUSH FOR MORE ANSWERS--

INTO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


1) DOC OUT ON BOND-VO-WIPE


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NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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DOC OUT ON BOND-OC,SS,VO


A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR---

ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING ANOTHER PATIENT DURING A PROCEDURE --

IS OUT ON BOND.

54 YEAR OLD ASIF CHOUDHURY --

A GASTROENTEROLOGIST ---

MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT SATURDAY MORNING.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED CHUD-RY ON FRIDAY.

CHUD-RY OWNS HIS OWN PRACTICE--

BUT HAD STAFF PRIVILEGES AT LEE HEALTH AND LEHIGH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.

LEE HEALTH RELEASED THIS STATEMENT--

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

THEY WENT ON TO THANK STAFF FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN PROTECTING PATIENTS.

HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE STATE ATTORNEYS OFFICE FOR HIS PRE-TRIAL RELEASE.

THE JUDGE APPROVED CHUD-RY'S RELEASE UNDER THE CONDITION HE CAN'T PRACTICE AT ANY LEE HEALTH FACILITY OR PERFORM COLONOSCOPIES.

CHOUDHURY'S ARRAIGNMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 5TH. Return to index of stories...


MURDER SUICIDE UPDATE-OC,VO


THIS MORNING--

THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO AN APPARENT MURDER SUICIDE IN NAPLES.

A COUPLE WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE THEIR HOME AT THE CLUB AT OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY.

ANTHONY AND JOSEPHINE D'ELIA WERE FOUND SATURDAY MORNING.

NEIGHBORS SAY--- THEY NEVER SAW THE COUPLE--

WHO WERE BOTH IN THEIR 80S--

BUT SAY-- THEY DID SEE NURSES COMING AND GOING ALMOST 24-7. Return to index of stories...


MURDER SUICIDE UPDATE-SOT,VO


bob ehrhardt/neighbor

04:16:30 i cant understand why somebody would do it but i guess people could 36

butt to

leo golba/neighbor

04:12:24 yeah you just never know what goes on in somebody's life and what drives them to do that 30

WE REACHED OUT TO THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT- WHO'S STILL INVESTIGATING THE CASE.

THEY WON'T SAY A CAUSE OF DEATH AT THIS POINT. Return to index of stories...


PARENTING ALERT-CLIP


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KID EYE INJURIES UP-OTS


YOUR CHILDREN'S GIFTS FROM THE HOLIDAY SEASON COULD BE PUTTING THEM AT RISK FOR GOING TO THE HOSPITAL?

EXPERTS WARN CERTAIN TYPES OF NOVELTY GUNS MAY BE RISKY IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW SAFETY RULES.

A NEW LONGTERM STUDY SHOWS EYE INJURIES RELATED TO B-B, PELLET OR PAINTBALL GUNS IN CHILDREN HAS INCREASED 169-PERCENT IN THE LAST 23 YEARS.

NEARLY HALF OF ALL HOSPITALIZATIONS RELATED TO EYE INJURIES IN CHILDREN WERE RELATED TO THESE GUNS.

THE SOLUTION? JUST WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR!

IN FACT, 90-PERCENT OF THESE INJURIES COULD BE PREVENTED WITH SOME EYE PROTECTION. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FOUR


Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen."

HOLLYWOOD--- TAKING ON THE SEXUAL ASSAULT SCANDAL HEAD ON---

AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES.

THE RED CARPET--- DECKED IN BLACK.

AND OPRAH--- BRINGING THE AUDIENCE--- TO THEIR FEET.

AND THE PREPS ARE UNDERWAY FOR THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW!

AT 9:45-- WE GET A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK BEFORE THE DOORS OPEN TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


1) GOLDEN GLOBES-SOT,VO-WIPE


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2) CES PREVIEW-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-WX CTR


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NEWS AT 9 REOPEN-CLIP


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OPENING BELL-LIVETOPS


ABC7 IS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE LATEST BUSINESS NEWS -

YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WHERE THE TRADING DAY IS JUST ABOUT TO BEGIN.

THE ANNUAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW IS GETTING UNDERWAY IN LAS VEGAS.

SOME OF THE BIGGEST TECH COMPANIES INCLUDING SMAMSUNG AND MICROSOFT WILL BE DEBUTING SOME NEW GADGETS. INVESTORS WILL BE LOOKING AT HOW THESE COMPANIES STOCKS WLL REACT!

ALSO --

U-S STOCK FUTURES ARE LOOKING GOOD AFTER LAST WEEKS RECORD BREAKING RUN -- WITH THE DOW TOPPING 25-THOUSAND POINTS FOR THE FIRST TIME! Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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GOLDEN GLOBES-SOT,VO


:03-:08

ACTRESS NATALIE PORTMAN---

TAKING A JAB AT THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS--

FOR ONLY NOMINATED MALES IN THE BEST DIRECTOR CATEGORY. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBES-SOT,VO


2:42-2:52

WITH THE GOLDEN GLOBES UNDERWAY---

THE 2018 AWARD SEASON IS NOW IN FULL SWING. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBES-2SHOT


BUT THE MAIN ATTRACTION TO LAST NIGHTS SHOW---

WAS HOW EVERYONE SHOWED UP IN BLACK--

SHOWING SOLIDARITY TO FIGHT SEXUAL HARASSMENT INEQUALITY.

ABC'S LARA SPENCER HAS MORE ON THE AWARD SHOW. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBES-PKG


SETH MEYERS DIDN'T MISS A BEAT --

THE GOLDEN GLOBES HOST ADDRESSING THE "ME TOO" AND "TIMES UP" MOVEMENTS HEAD ON --

NATS - 20;01;58;39 - This is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.

REFUSING TO IGNORE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.

NATS - 20;03;58;04 - Harvey Weinstein isn't here tonight / Don't worry, he'll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the in memoriam. It will sound like that.

IN A NIGHT THAT DELIVERED ON ITS PROMISE TO NOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL-LADY BIRD WON BEST MOTION PICTURE COMEDY??

Add quick sot

BUT IT'S DIRECTOR GRETA GERWIG WAS NOT EVEN IN THE RUNNING FOR BEST DIRECTOR

THE WOMEN OF "BIG LITTLE LIES" STOLE THE NIGHT ECHOING THE 'TIME IS UP' THEME OF THE NIGHT.

NATS - 20;14;32;02 - Nicole kidman

NATS - 21;16;50;00 - Laura Dern.

NATS - 22;28;55;00 - Reese, come here and get this

MAKING SURE THEIR VOICES WERE HEARD.

SOT - 22;33;35;00- Time is up. We see you. We hear you. And we will tell your stories. Thank you.

BUT IT WAS NONE OTHER THAN OPRAH WINFREY-ACCEPTING THE CECIL B DEMILLEE LIFTIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD -WHO MAY HAVE BEST SUMMED UP WHAT THIS NIGHT WAS ALL ABOUT.

22;12;07;27 - it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace./

22;14;42;00 - For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth / But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GLOBES-OC


LARA SPENCER REPORTING.

AFTER OPRAH'S SPEECH--- ORPAH 20-20 WAS TRENDING ONLINE.

AND OVENRIGHT--- HER LONG TIME PARTNER SAID A PRESIDENTAL RUN IS A POSSIBILITY. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE-CLIP DO NO TRACK


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GET MORE: FIRST BLACK ACTOR-VO IN OTS


ACTOR STERLING K. BROWN ALSO MADE HISTORY LAST NIGHT.

HE BECAME THE FIRST BLCK ACTOR TO WIN BEST ACTOR IN A T-V DRAMA FOR THE SHOW "THIS IS US."

BUT BACK STAGE HE SAID HE NEVER SET OUT TO MAKE T-V HISTORY.

HOWEVER --

THIS IS HIS *SECOND* HISTORY-MAKING MOMENT.

BROWN MADE HISTORY AT THE EMMY'S.

HE BECAME THE FIRST BLACK ACTOR IN TWO DECADES TO WIN AN EMMY FOR BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: AZIZ ANSARI-WIPE-VOTOPS


AND ACTOR AZIZ ANSARI WAS THE FIRST ASIAN ACTOR TO WIN A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR BEST ACTOR IN A T-V COMEDY.

HE WON FOR HIS SHOW "MASTER OF NONE" WHICH AIRS ON NETFLIX. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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TRUMP TOWER FIRE-VOTOPS


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A SMALL FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE ROOF OF TRUMP TOWER.

FIRE OFFICALS SAY--- IT WAS CAUSED BY AN ELECTRICAL BOX.

THE FIRE WAS LOCATED IN A HEATING AND COOLING UNIT ON THE ROOF.

TWO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

NO ONE WAS EVACUATED.

THIS IS VIDEO OF FIREFIGHTERS WORKING TO PUT OUT THE FIRE THIS MORNING AT AROUND 7:30. Return to index of stories...


POTUS TODAY-VO IN OTS


FARMERS AND FOOTBALL ARE ON PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S AGENDA TODAY.

THE PRESIDENT IS HEADED TO THE SOUTH.

FIRST-- HE WILL TRAVEL TO TENNESSEE.

HE'S SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION IN NASHVILLE THIS AFTERNOON.

FROM THERE---HE HEADS TO GEORGIA FOR THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

HE WILL WATCH THE U-G-A BULLDOGS VERSUS THE ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE AT MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


BANNON APOLIGIZES-OC


BUT THIS MORNING--- MORE FALLOUT FROM THE BOOK "FIRE AND FURY."

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICALS SPENT THE WEEKEND COMING TO THE PRESIDENTS DEFENSE.

THIS--- AS CLAIMS PEOPLE AROUND THE PRESIDENT QUESTION HIS MENTAL FITNESS AND INTELLIGENCE.

STEVE BANNON---

RELEASED A STATEMENT--- REAFFIRMING HIS SUPPORT--

AND PRAISING DONALD TRUMP JUNIOR.

ABC'S JON KARL HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


BANNON APOLIGIZES-PKG


First the President declared Steve Bannon had "lost his mind." Now the White House is slamming the former chief strategist as angry and vindictive:

MILLER: It reads like an angry, vindictive person spouting off to a highly discredible author.

After Bannon's comments dominated the news for days, he is finally expressing regret - but only for what he said about the President's eldest son:

"Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man," Bannon said in a written statement. "He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around."

That's a far cry from what Bannon told author Michael Wolff -- specifically about the Trump Tower meeting that Trump, Jr. set up in last year along with Jared Kushner, and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort with a Russian lawyer said to have dirt on Hillary Clinton - in the book Bannon is quoted suggesting the meeting was "treasonous". and that Congressional investigators are, quote, "going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV."

Now, Bannon is saying, he has regrets --

SOT ALLEN: He doesn't use the word 'sorry,' he doesn't use the word 'apology,' but he's trying to walk things back, trying to preserve his viability as a leader of the conservative movement.

The sort-of mea culpa comes after the president blasted Wolff, and his quote "fake book" and came up with a new nickname for Bannon over the weekend:

TRUMP: I guess sloppy Steve brought him into the White House quite a bit, and it was one of those things. That's why sloppy Steve is now looking for a job.

The President is also responding to suggestions in the book that even some of his own top advisors consider him dumb and crazy, the President tweeting: ". throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart". calling himself, quote, "genius.and a very stable genius at that!"

suggested TAG

Bannon doesn't specifically dispute anything in the Wolff book - and he makes no apology whatsoever for his disparaging comments about the President's daughter and son-in-law, including calling Ivanka Trump, "dumb as a brick"

The quasi apology is unlikely to go far here at the White House, where Bannon once played a dominate role and is now considered a traitor and a villain. Return to index of stories...


BANNON APOLIGIZES-OC


JON KARL REPORTING.

BANNON IS NOT DENYING HE CALLED THAT 2016 MEETING AT TRUMP TOWER BETWEEN DON JUNIOR AND OTHER TOP CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS--

AS WELL AS A RUSSIAN LAWYER PROMISING DIRT ON HILLARY CLINTON "TREASONOUS" AND "UNPATRIOTIC." BUT HE CLAIMS IT WAS DIRECTED AT THE THEN CAMPAIGN CHAIR PAUL MANAFORT, RATHER THAN THE PRESIDENT'S SON. Return to index of stories...


NORTH KOREA MEETING-OC


LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW.

NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA WILL MEET FACE-TO-FACE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN TWO YEARS.

THE MEETING IS A BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE TWO COUNTRIES --

AND THERE ARE HOPES IT WILL OPEN THE DOORS TO BROADER COOPERATION.

THE DELEGATIONS WILL MEET IN THE VILLAGE OF PANMUNJOM IN THE D-M-Z.

THIS COMES JUST ONE MONTH BEFORE THE WINTER OLYMPICS START IN SOUTH KOREA. Return to index of stories...


MISSING UPENN STUDENT-OC,VO


THIS MORNING--- THERE IS STILL NO SIGN OF A 18 YEAR OLD UNIVERSITY OF PENNSLYVANIA STUDENT.

BLAZE BERNSTEIN WAS LAST SEEN JANUARY SECOND IN CALIFORNIA.

ACCORDING THE THE ORANG COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.

BERNSTEIN VANISHED SOMETIME AFTER VISITING BORREGO PARK IN CALIFORNIA WITH A FRIEND.

HE WAS IN ORANGE COUNTY ON WINTER BREAK.

ACCORDING TO HIS PARENTS, HE DIDN'T HAVE HIS WALLET OR I-D WITH HIM WHEN HE LEFT FOR THE PARK.

DRONES WERE USED AS PART OF THE SEARCH ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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SPACEX SECRET MISSION-OC,VO


SPACE-X SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED ITS FIRST MISSION OF 2018.

SUNDAY NIGHT, AN UNMANNED ROCKET TOOK OFF FOR SPACE CARRYING SPECIAL CARGO: A TOP SECRET SATELLITE CODENAMED "ZUMA."

WE KNOW IT WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE U-S GOVERNMENT, BUT ITS INTENDED MISSION IS CLASSIFIED.

SPACE-X LAUNCHED "ZUMA" FROM ITS LAUCH FACILITY AT CAPE CANAVERAL IN FLORIDA.

THE LAUNCH KICKED OFF WHAT SPACEX HOPES WILL BE AN EXCITING YEAR. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL-OC,VO


IN NEW HAMPSHIRE --

ONE PERSON HAS A LOT MORE MONEY TO START OF THEIR WEEK.

THEY WON SATURDAY'S POWERBALL JACKPOT.

THAT ONE TICKET MATCHED ALL SIX NUMBERS FOR THE HALF A BILLION DOLLAR PRIZE.

IF THE WINNER DECIDES TO TAKE THE LUMP CASH SUM --

THEY'LL TAKE HOME ABOUT MORE THAN 3-HUNDRED-MILLION DOLLARS.

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TEASE FIVE


THE NEW TECHNOLOGY----

THAT COULD BE SWEEPING THE NATION SOON.

NEXT--- THE BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK FROM THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW.

PLUS PARENTS--- ARE YOUR KIDS PAYING A LOT OF MONEY FOR RENT?

AFTER WEATHER---

WHY THOSE PRICES--- AREN'T GOING DOWN ANYTIME SOON. Return to index of stories...


1) CES PREVIEW-VOTOPS


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2) RISING RENT-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ


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


CRIMEWATCH PROMO-SOTTOPS


CRIMEWATCH DAILY PROMO Return to index of stories...


CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-3 SH W BAM


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FORECAST-WX WALL


Finally a morning where we don't need to bundle up! If you have to be outdoors for a while this morning, you may want a jacket but it's rather comfortable this morning compared to last week. Temperatures will warm up from the mid 50s this morning to the upper 70s later this afternoon. Our high temperatures are finally back above average for this time of year. Cloud cover will increase as we head though the day with a chance for a few light showers tonight.

Our next weather-maker, an area of low pressure, will move into the Gulf as we head into tomorrow bringing more cloud cover and chance of rain to our area. Don't expect a washout on Tuesday but keep the umbrella handy. Dreary conditions are expected heading into mid-week as the low slowly stalls out and then moves out of the area. Even with the spotty showers and added cloud cover over the next few days, our high temperatures will still make it up into the mid to upper 70s.

This system will move out by Thursday before our next cold front moves in for the weekend. We won't see as much of a cold snap but expect temperatures to drop into the low 70s.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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ATT 5G-OTS


AT&T SAYS IT WILL LAUNCH 5-G MOBILE SERVICE IN A DOZEN MARKETS LATER THIS YEAR.

THE COMPANY CLAIMS IT EXPECTS TO BE THE FIRST WIRELESS CARRIER TO OFFER THE HIGH-SPEED SERVICE TO PHONES IN THE U-S.

THE SERVICE TRANSITION WILL MEAN SUPER-FAST SMARTPHONES FOR CONSUMERS----

BUT COULD ALSO HAVE AN IMPACT ON SMART GADGETS-- VIRTUAL REALITY AND SELF-DRIVING CARS.

AT&T HAS NOT BEEN SPECIFIC ABOUT PRICING DETAILS.

THEY HAVE NOT REVEALED WHICH MARKETS THEY WILL LAUNCH MOBILE 5-G SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


RISING RENT-WIPE-VOTOPS


MILLIONS OF AMERICANS--

CAN'T AFFORD THEIR RENT.

IN FACT--

NEARLY HALF OF ALL RENTERS--

SAY THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH.

ACCORDING TO A HARVARD REPORT --

ALMOST 21 MILLION PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERED BURDENED BY THE PRICE OF THEIR RENT IN 2016.

MEANING MORE THAN 30 PERCENT OF INCOME IS DEDICATED TO HOUSING AND UTILITIES.

SOME ARE IN EVEN WORSE SHAPE.

25 PERCENT OF RENTERS PAY MORE THAN HALF OF THEIR INCOME FOR HOUSING. Return to index of stories...


UBER, LYFT BEING TARGETED-VO IN OTS


RIDE-HAILING COMPANIES LIKE UBER AND LYFT ARE BEING TARGETED IN A CONTROVERSIAL AD CAMPAIGN.

THE ADS WARN USERS ABOUT THE SO-CALLED DANGERS OF USING RIDE-HAIL APPS.

THE NEWEST AD URGES USERS TO -- QUOTE -- "THINK BEFORE YOU APP."

BUT THE ADS ARE SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL LIMOUSINE ASSOCIATION--

WHICH COMPETES AGAINST THE COMPANIES.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR LYFT CALLS THE ADS MISLEADING.

UBER NOTES IT TAKES PRECAUTIONS TO PROMOTE SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


DUNKIN DONUTS-VOTOPS


DUNKIN DONUTS IS RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A NEW MENU.

THE DONUT CHAIN IS CUTTING BACK ABOUT TEN PERCENT OF ITS MENU TO STREAMLINE SERVICE.

THEY ARE CUTTING FOOD AND DRINK OFFERINGS INCLUDING STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHES AND STEAK AND EGG BREAKFAST SANDWICHES.

THE NEW MENUS START TODAY IN NEW ENGLAND AND GO NATIONWIDE IN MARCH. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP


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CES PREVIEW-2SHOT,BOXES


EACH YEAR-- THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW IN LAS VEGAS GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE-- BY UNVEILING THE NEWEST HIGH-TECH DEVICES.

TALKING TO US THIS MORNING FROM THE FLOOR OF C-E-S--

WHICH IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST TECHNOLOGY TRADE SHOW--

IS ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP TECH JOURNALISTS.

PAUL HOCHMAN --

IS A TECH GURU AND WRITER FOR FOR NUMEROUS TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINES.

HIS ARTICLES HAVE ALSO BEEN CALLED A "MUST READ" BY THE NEW YORK TIMES.

PAUL-- THANKS FOR TALKING WITH US!

***WHY IS C-E-S SUCH A BIG DEAL?

PAUL, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. Return to index of stories...


CES PREVIEW-SQBOX


***WHAT IS A HOT PRODUCT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT?

***WHAT'S NEW FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND MUSIC LOVERS?

***WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COOL NEW TECHNOLOGIES BEING INTRODUCED?

***WHAT IS SOMETHING NEW THAT PEOPLE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT AFTER C-E-S?

***WHERE CAN WE GET MORE INFO? Return to index of stories...


1) CES Preview-vo


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GET MORE: APPLE INVESTORS-OTS


GETTING YOU MORE.

TWO APPLE INVESTORS ARE URGING THE I-PHONE MAKER TO TAKE ACTION---

TO CURB GROWING SMARTPHONE ADDICTION AMONG KIDS.

THE TWO INVESTORS IN AN OPEN LETTER SAY THE COMPANY MUST OFFER MORE CHOICES AND TOOLS TO HELP KIDS FIGHT ADDICTION TO ITS GADGETS.

AMONG THEIR PROPOSALS TO APPLE INCLUDES--

ESTABLISH AN EXPERT COMMITTEE-- INCLUDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS--

OFFER APPLE'S VAST INFORMATION TO RESEARCHERS--

AND ENHANCE MOBILE DEVICE SOFTWARE SO PARENTS HAVE MORE OPTIONS TO PROTECT KIDS HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE SIX


THE PUSH TO GET CABLES NEWS--- OUT OF THE GYM.

ONE GYM---- IS DOING JUST THAT. Return to index of stories...


TRUTH AND LIES-SOTTOPS


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THE VIEW PROMO-SOTTOPS


THE VIEW PROMO Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP


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GYM BANS CABLE NEWS-OTS


ONE GYM IS SAYING---

ENOUGH WITH THE POLARIZING POLITICAL CHATTER ON CABLE T-V.

LIFE TIME FITNESS HAS PULLED 24 HOUR CABLE NEWS NETWORKS FROM T-V'S.

THEY SAY IT IS QUOTE "CONSISTENTLY NEGATIVE OR POLITICALLY CHARGED CONTENT" AND DOESN'T MESH WITH THE COMPANY'S "HEALTHY WAY OF LIFE PHILOSOPHY."

THE GYM HAS REMOVED C-N-N--

FOX NEWS CHANNEL-- M-S-N-B-C AND C-N-B-C FROM ITS TELEVISIONS. Return to index of stories...


WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY TEENS-OTS


WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY IS USUALLY RESERVED FOR OBESE *ADULTS.

BUT THERE'S NEW EVIDENCE TEENS CAN ALSO BENEFIT.

RESEARCHERS AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO FOLLOWED 242 TEENAGERS WHO HAD BARIATRIC SURGERY.

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE -- A THIRD HAD AT LEAST THREE RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE---

LIKE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HIGH BLOOD SUGAR.

THREE YEARS *AFTER SURGERY -- THOSE RISK FACTORS REMAINED IN JUST 5-PERCENT OF YOUNG STUDY PARTICIPANTS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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BREAKING SHOOTING SCENE-CLIP,LIVE


WE CONTINUE WITH BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FORT MYERS AT 9:56 --

OFFICERS ARE RESPONDING TO REPORTS OF SHOTS BEING FIRED.

THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE SCENE IN FORT MYERS

IT'S AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON MAPLE AVENUE NEAR ROYAL PALM AVENUE.

TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED AROUND THE AREA.

OUR CREWS ARE JUST ARRIVING --

AND WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION NOW. Return to index of stories...


TS 1) DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VOTOPS


A MAN IS DEAD AFTER A DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING.

IT HAPPENED IN SAN CARLOS PARK ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT A HOME ON DUPONT DRIVE.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED THEY SAY A MAN WAS POINTING A GUN AT THEM.

THEY THEN SHOT AND KILLED THE SUSPECT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE NOT RELEASED THE NAMES OF THOSE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) RICARDO VAZQUEZ IN COURT-VOTOPS


THE TRIAL IS SET TO BEGIN TODAY --

FOR THE FORMER NAPLES POLICE OFFICER --

ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TWO GIRLS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD.

RICARDO VAZQUEZ WAS ARRESTED BACK IN MARCH.

HIS ARREST REPORT SAYS HE MOLESTED THE GIRLS FOR YEARS.

THEY TOLD A RELATIVE WHO REPORTED IT TO DEPUTIES.

VAZQUEZ WORKED FOR THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) IMMOKALEE DEATH-VOTOPS


A MOTHER AND TWO OF HER YOUNG CHILDREN ARE DEAD --

AFTER TROOPERS SAY SHE SOMEHOW DROVE INTO AN IMMOKALEE POND.

TOWING CREWS PULLED THE VEHICLE FROM THE WATER YESTERDAY MORNING.

THE BODIES OF THE CHILDREN WERE FOUND INSIDE THE CAR.

THE MOTHER'S BODY WAS FOUND OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE IN THE POND. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) SANIBEL OFFSHORE DRILLING-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW---

SANIBEL'S CITY COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS ITS OPPOSITION TO OFFSHORE DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO --

AND ASK STATE LEADERS TO OPPOSE THE PLAN.

LEADERS SAY THE DRILLING WOULD PLACE LIMITS ON ROTECTIONS FOR NATIONAL MARINE MONUMENTS AND RESOURCES.

THEY ALSO SAY IT WILL IMPACT MARINA MAMMALS ASSOCIATED WITH OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION.

THE SANIBEL CITY MEETING STARTED AT NINE. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) FMB RENTAL REGULATION-VOTOPS


THE FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN COUNCIL MET THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS THE SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDIANANCE.

THEY MET AT NINE---

FOR THEIR FIRST PUBLIC HEARING.

STATEWIDE --

BIG CHANGES COULD BE LOMING FOR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES THIS YEAR.

IF THE *FLORIDA VACATION RENTAL ACT* IS PASSED --

THE STATE WOULD HAVE POWER TO REGULATE THOSE RENTAL PROPERTIES. Return to index of stories...


ICE CASTLE-VOTOPS


IF YOU ARE HEADING TO MINNESOTA FOR SOME REASON---

HEAD TO STILLWATER!

THE ICE CASTLE--- NEAR MINNEAPOLIS-- IS NOW OPEN.

THIS CASTLE HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR FOUR WEEKS WITH TUNNELS--

FOUNTAINS-- SLIDES-- FROZEN THRONES AND SPIRALING TOWERS.

THE CASTLE IS MADE FOM 25 MILLION POUNDS OF ICE.

OPERATORS SAY THE CASTLE WILL STAY OPEN AS LONG AS THE WEATHER IS COLD ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3SH, WX


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CLOSE-3 SHOT


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