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HEADLINES NEW DETAILS-CLIP
1) DEADLY MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO CAPE FRESH MARKET-OC,VO
2) CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-VO IN BAM CAPE FRESH MARKET-SOT,VO
3) MARCO SCAM-VO IN TOUCH NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
4) FINDING NEVERLAND-NATSVO TEASE FOUR
NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS 1) CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO-WIPE
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT, CAM 9 2) GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE
GENEFORECAST-CLIP 3) FINDING NEVERLAND-SOT,VO
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR WEATHER-WX CTR
BIG STORY-CLIP NEWS AT 9 REOPEN-CLIP
DEADLY MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO OPENING BELL-LIVETOPS
DEADLY MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO HAPPENING NOW-CLIP
DEADLY MUDSLIDES-VO IN TOUCH CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO
DEADLY MUDSLIDES-PKG CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO
DEADLY MUDSLIDES-OC CA MUDSLIDES-VO IN TOUCH
HONDURAS EARTHQUAKE-OC,LYNX2, VO CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
DACA IMMIGRATION-OC,VO STATE OF THE STATE-SS IN BAM, SOT,VO
DACA IMMIGRATION-SOT,VO STATE OF THE STATE-SOT,VO
NEW TODAY-CLIP GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK
CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-SOT,VO GET MORE: GOV SCOTT SENATE?-OTS
CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-VO IN BAM GET MORE: IF GOV. RUNS FOR SENATE-OTS
CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-PKG GET MORE: DEM. CANDIDATES-OC,SS
CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-OC GET MORE: GOP CANDIDATES-SS IN BAM
GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK GET MORE: JACK LATVALA-SS IN BAM
GET MORE:-OTS SEX SCANDAL-OC,VO
MCGREGOR TRAFFIC-WIPE-VO,SS(2) GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK
MCGREGOR TRAFFIC-SOT,VO GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-SOT,VO
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-VO IN BAM
TEASE ONE GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-SOT,VO
1) CAPE PILL SELLERS-VOTOPS COVERAGE PROMISE-OC
2) CAPE CAR VANDALS-VOTOPS NEW VIDEO-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ TEACHER ARRESTED-NATSVOTOPS, OC
CRIME ALERT-CLIP NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
CAPE PILL SELLERS-SOT,VO DR. CHOUDHRY PAST COMPLAINTS-OC,SS,VO
CAPE PILL SELLERS-SS IN BAM, VO IN BAM DR. CHOUDHRY PAST COMPLAINTS-SOT,VO
CAPE PILL SELLERS-SOT,SS FM RECRUITING ALLEGATIONS-OC,VO
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP NAPLES ZOO CANOPY-OTS
E RESPONDS TO SADLER-OC,SS NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
WAHLBERG PAID WAY MORE-OC,SS,OC TEASE FIVE
JAMES FRANCO ACCUSATIONS-OC,SS,OC 1) FINDING NEVERLAND-VO-WIPE
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ
TEASE TWO CRIMEWATCH PROMO-SOTTOPS
1) CAPE CAR VANDALS-SOT,VO-WIPE CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
2) MARCO SCAM-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP HAPPENING NOW-CLIP
GATORS HEAD POPPING OUT-VOTOPS FINDING NEVERLAND-SOT,VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-3 SH W BAM FINDING NEVERLAND-4 SHOT SS IN BAM
FORECAST-WXWALL FINDING NEVERLAND-SQBOX, VIDBOX
CRIME ALERT-CLIP 1) Finding Neverland-vo
CAPE CAR VANDALS-SOT,VO 2) Finding Neverland 2-vo
CAPE CAR VANDALS-ZM IN BAM, VO IN BAM NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
CAPE CAR VANDALS-SOT,VO TEASE SIX
HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP TRUTH AND LIES-SOTTOPS
FLU UPDATE-NATSVO, VO IN TOUCH THE VIEW PROMO-SOTTOPS
FLU UPDATE-PKG CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP
FLU UPDATE-OC BATH AND BUILDERS SHOW-2SHOT, SQBOX
CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP BATH AND BUILDERS SHOW-SUPERS
TAKATA RECALL-VO IN KEY TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
POUR WINE WITHOUT OPENING BOTTLE-OC,VO TS 1) CHILD CAR LAW-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP TS 2) OFFSHORE DRILLING-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE TS 3) FRESH MARKET CONSTRUCTION-VOTOPS
1) MARCO SCAM-VO-WIPE TS 4) CAPE CORAL WATER SCHEDULE-VOTOPS
2) CAPE FRESH MARKET-VOTOPS FINAL WEATHER-3SH, WX
CRIME ALERT-CLIP CLOSE-3 SHOT
MARCO SCAM-OC,VO  


HEADLINES


1:03-1:08

CALIFORNIA---

CRIPPLED BY MUDSLIDES.

MORE THAN A DOZEN DEAD.

RIGHT NOW-- THE RESCUE EFFORTS TO SAVE THOSE--

STUCK IN AN APOCALYPTIC SCENE.

NO SIGNS OF MAJOR DROUGHT IN CAPE CORAL.

BUT THE CITY--- STILL ASKING YOU TO PRESERVE WATER.

AT NINE-- WHAT ELSE IS BEING DONE--

TO FEND OFF A SEVERE DROUGHT.

LADIES-- A ROMANCE SCAM --

ROCKING COLLIER COUNTY--

TARGETING YOUR HUSBANDS!

THE ONE THING THAT SAVED A MAN FROM BEING SCAMMED OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

NATS OF SINGING

PLUS-- THE STORY BEHIND THE BELOVED PETER PAN.

AT 9:45--- GET MORE WITH THE CAST OF "FINDING NEVERLAND!" Return to index of stories...


1) DEADLY MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO


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2) CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-VO IN BAM


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3) MARCO SCAM-VO IN TOUCH


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4) FINDING NEVERLAND-NATSVO


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NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT, CAM 9


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

I'M EMILY BURRIS.

AND I'M GREG PARKER.

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC7!

ANOTHER FOGGY START ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LETS BRING IN STORM WARN SEVEN FORECASTER MACKENZIE BART--

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


GENEFORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


A warm and muggy morning opening up the opportunity for several areas of dense fog. Make sure you give yourself extra time to travel this morning and keep the low beams on. As we get into the heat of the afternoon, that fog will burn off and we will open up to a nice mix of sun and clouds. We are back into the low 80s today with the chance of a few spotty showers this evening.

Another warm start to the morning tomorrow with a few areas seeing some fog for the morning commute. If you liked today, then you'll enjoy the partly cloudy skies and trip to the 80s again.

As we just started to settle into our SWFL warm weather, our next front will move through the area on Friday. We will see a few showers during the evening and breezier conditions.

By the weekend, our humidity and temperatures will start to fall from the 70s to the mid 60s for highs. We could see a few spots make their way into the upper 40s for Sunday morning. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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DEADLY MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO


it sounded like a hurricane or freight train. i can't quite believe it. is that a house behind us? is that a house?"

RIGHT NOW-- THE SEARCH IS ON FOR FAMILIES--- STUCK IN A NATURAL DISASTER UNFOLDING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE ARE DEAD--

AND DOZENS MORE MISSING-- AFTER HEAVY RAINS UNLEASHED MUDSLIDES --

SWEEPING HOMES RIGHT OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO


:06-17

THESE MUDSLIDES--- AFFECTING THE SAME AREA---

DEVASTATED BY LAST MONTHS HISTORIC WILDFIRES.

THOSE FIRES--- STRIPPED ALL VEGETATION FROM THE HILLSIDES--

LEAVING NOTHING TO HOLD BACK THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY MUDSLIDES-VO IN TOUCH


AND THIS MORNING--- NEW VIDEO--- SHOWING A FAMILY--

BEING RESCUED FROM THEIR HOMES ROOF--

TRAPPED BY THE MUDSLIDE.

ABC'S MATT GUTMAN IS ON THE FRONTLINES IN MONTECITO---

AS MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE REGION. Return to index of stories...


DEADLY MUDSLIDES-PKG


THIS MORNING-AS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS ARE TORN OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS AND MUD BURIES HOMES ALL THE WAY TO THE ROOF-A DESPERATE SEARCH FOR THE TWO DOZEN MISSING - RESCUERS DIGGING OUT FROM A DELUGE AND A FLOW OF DEBRIS.

VOICE SCOTT REIFF / HELICOPTER PILOT AND REPORTER, KABC-TV

140029 Destroyed it looks like several vehicles and that RV there.

OVERNIGHT THE COAST GUARD RUSHING TO RESCUE A FAMILY OF FIVE,

THE VIEW FROM THE AIR SHOWING MUD AND DEBRIS BESIEGING ROADWAYS. HOMES BLOWN APART BY TRUCK-SIZED BOULDERS -

new sot kabc: 00:56 we couldn't get out in time. we were building trenches around the home, then the floods came, then the fire started.

CREWS ON THE GROUND USING DOGS- TO SNIFF OUT THE DEAD AND THE LIVING? INCLUDING - 14 YEAR OLD LAUREN CANTIN - MIRACULOUSLY PULLED FROM A PILE OF RUBBLE- COATED IN MUD - BUT ALIVE! SHE'S NOW RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL--HER FATHER AND BROTHER BELIEVED TO BE MISSING.

GUTMAN STANDUP

None of the boulders that you see here in this field of boulders was here twleve hours ago they have literally submerged entire homes , you can see the chimney poking through

AND IT WAS THERE WE FOUND ROBERT RISKIN, TRUDGING THROUGH THE MUD-

SOT Robert Riskin

There is clearly no one searching here now. I know they searched the houses, they've been checked, but i don't get the sense that anyone has searched downstream Return to index of stories...


DEADLY MUDSLIDES-OC


MATT GUTMAN REPORITNG.

HUNDREDS WOULD EVACUATE - GOING SOUTH--

BUT ITS NOT AN OPTION.

THE 101 FREEWAY ---HACKED UP BY THOSE DEBRIS FLOWS---

A THIRTY MILE SECTION STILL CLOSED.

THIS MORNING--- RESCUERS WILL BE GOING HOME TO HOME--

TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY SURVIVIORS. Return to index of stories...


HONDURAS EARTHQUAKE-OC,LYNX2, VO


OVERNIGHT --

A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE PROMPTING TSUNAMI WARNINGS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND MEXICO.

THE 7 POINT 6 MAGNITUDE QUAKE STRUCK ABOUT 27 MILES OFF THE COST OF HONDURAS --

U-S OFFICIALS ISSUED FLOODING AND TSUNAMI WARNINGS FOR SOME COASTS OF BELIZE, CUBA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND JAMAICA --

BUT THOSE WARNINGS HAVE EXPIRED OVERNIGHT.

AND JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW BIG THIS QUAKE WAS --

OUR LOS ANGELES AFFILIATE PICKED IT UP ON THIER SEISMOGRAPH OVERNIGHT! Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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DACA IMMIGRATION-OC,VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

A FEDERAL JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKED PRESIDENT TRUMP'S EFFORTS TO END THE DREAMER'S PROGRAM.

IN A RULING LATE TUESDAY -- THE COURT SAID THE ADMINISTRATION MUST CONTINUE THE PROGRAM FOR THOSE ALREADY ENROLLED.

DACA -- GIVES TEMPORARY LEGAL STATUS TO SO-CALLED DREAMERS--

BROUGHT TO THE U-S AS CHILDREN.

THE MOVE PUTS ANOTHER LEVEL OF PRESSURE ON CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION.

ON TUESDAY THE PRESIDENT CONVENED LAWMAKERS TO HASH IT OUT.

AND IN A WHITE HOUSE FIRST---

THE PRESIDENT LET IMMIGRATION NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS PLAY OUT BEFORE THE TELEVISION CAMERAS.

THE DEMOCRATS PUSHING FOR A SEPARATE DEAL ON DACA.

BUT REPUBLICANS--- PUSHED BACK. Return to index of stories...


DACA IMMIGRATION-SOT,VO


SOT FEINSTEIN: "What about a clean DACA bill now with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure"

SOT TRUMP: "I have no problem, I think that's basically. We will come up with DACA. We will do DACA and then we can start on the phase two which would be comprehensive. I would like that."

SOT MCCARTHY: "Mr. President, you need to be clear though. I think what senator Feinstein is asking here, when we talk about DACA, we don't want to be back here two years later. You have to have security as the secretary would tell you."

THE JUDGE CALLED THE ADMINISTRATION'S ACTION ON DACA "ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS."

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FIRED BACK -- SAYING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY "ACTED WITHIN ITS LAWFUL AUTHORITY" AND THE FATE OF DACA REMAINS WITH CONGRESS. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-SOT,VO


051431 no more kayaking for me until we got the water back 1435

THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL IS HIKING UP PATROLS--

ASKING PEOPLE TO STICK TO THE CURRENT TWO DAY WATERING SCHEDULE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-VO IN BAM


THIS COMES AS AN EFFORT TO CONSERVE AS MUCH WATER AS POSSIBLE.

THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE RAIN IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS--

AND THE CITY IS WORKING ON SOME MAJOR PROJECTS TO PUMP WATER INTO CANALS.

ABC7'S JESSE PAGAN FOUND OUT WHERE THESE PROJECTS STAND. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-PKG


AN EARLY MORNING WALK AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS ONE WAY CATHERINE OSTOS TAKES IN THE NATURE OF HER NEIGHBORHOOD.

Catherine Ostos, Cape Coral

051535 The fish, the alligators, all the wildlife that I moved down here for, I want to be able to enjoy it. 1543

THAT NATURE TOOK A HIT ABOUT A YEAR AGO--

WHEN CAPE CORAL'S CANALS DRIED OUT.

AFTER TWO MONTHS WITH LESS THAN TWO INCHES OF RAIN--

THE CITY IS ASKING PEOPLE TO STICK TO THE WATERING SCHEDULE AND CONSERVE.

Catherine

051636 oh excellent. That's what we should be doing is being mindful of our resources and we're all about that. 1643

MEANWHILE--

THE CITY WORKS ON THEIR MORE PERMANENT FIXES.

THE CAPE'S UTILITIES DIRECTOR TELLS ME.

"If everyone will follow strictly those watering restrictions, we'll have enough water to make it to the next rainy season."

AND THAT'S THE PLAN--

WITH THE PROJECTS HELPING MAINTAIN LEVELS AND SERVES AS BACKUPS IN EMERGENCIES.

IT'S WORTH THE MONEY TO NEIGHBORS LIKE CATHERINE--

TO PREVENT ANOTHER DRY CRISIS.

Catherine.

051811 I think it would only be wise to be preventative rather than trying to fix it after when we're in a crisis 1818 Return to index of stories...


CAPE DROUGHT PREVENTION-OC


JESSE PAGAN REPORTING.

THE CITY NOW HAS THEIR SEASONAL CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OUT ENFORCING THE TWO-DAY WATERING SCHEDULE.

THEY SAY THEY WILL TIGHTEN THAT EVEN FURTHER IF CANAL LEVELS DROP TOO MUCH.

YOU CAN FIND THE WATERING SCHEDULE ON OUR WEBSITE-- ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


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GET MORE:-OTS


THIS MORNING-- WE WANT TO GET YOU MORE---

ON HOW TO PREVENT YOUR LAWN--- FROM TURNING BROWN---

WHEN YOU CAN'T WATER AS OFTEN AS YOUD LIKE.

SET THE SPRINKER FOR YOUR YARD TO THE EARLY HOURS OF THE DAY--WHEN THE RISK OF WATER-LOSS THROUGH

EVAPORATION IS LOW.

TALK TO A LAWNCARE EXPERT ABOUT MOWING YOUR GRASS TO THE RIGHT HEIGHT TO BE DROUGHT RESISTANT.

AND LASTLY--MAKE SURE YOUR RAIN GUTTER DOWNSPOUT IS POINTED AT PLANTS YOU WANT WATERED. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR TRAFFIC-WIPE-VO,SS(2)


IF YOU PLAN TO DRIVE DOWN MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS--

CONSTRUCTION MAY HAVE YOU CONSIDERING ALTERNATE ROUTES.

RIGHT NOW-- TRAFFIC IS REDUCED TO ONE LANE.

WORK AREA TWO IN YELLOW IS NORTH OF JEFFERSON TO NORTH OF CALOOSA DRIVE.

AND WORK AREA THREE IN PINK IS NORTH OF CALOOSA DRIVE TO MANUELS DRIVE.

THIS PROJECT IS SLATED TO BE DONE NEXT FRIDAY--JANUARY 19TH.

CREWS WERE SLATED TO START WORKING AT SEVEN A-M--IN ZONE THREE NEAR CALOOSA DRIVE.

SIDE STREET PAVING IS SLATED TO START THIS FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR TRAFFIC-SOT,VO


"It's a little bit of a hassle, but you try to look at the big picture, you think about the end product and you'll know what they're going to have once the construction is complete."

TO GET AROUND THE HEADACHE -- TAKE US-41 IF YOU'RE HEADED NORTH TO THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE--

--OR SUMMERLIN ROAD TO COLLEGE PARKWAY IF YOU'RE HEADED ACROSS THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE


A COUPLE BUSTED--

FOR SELLING DRUGS--

RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD FROM A DAYCARE!

NEXT-- HOW COPS CAUGHT THESE TOO.

PLUS--- CAR VANDALS--

ON THE LOOSE IN THE CAPE.

THIS MORNING-- WHY FAMILIES CAN'T DRIVE THEIR CARS! Return to index of stories...


1) CAPE PILL SELLERS-VOTOPS


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2) CAPE CAR VANDALS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ


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CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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CAPE PILL SELLERS-SOT,VO


16:32:36 - 42

Stuff like this, you gotta get it out because you've got kids.

A CAPE CORAL COUPLE--- BUSTED FOR DEALING DRUGS--

LESS THAN A BLOCK AWAY FROM A CHURCH DAYCARE! Return to index of stories...


CAPE PILL SELLERS-SS IN BAM, VO IN BAM


OFFICERS ARRESTED GARY SEYFERT AND KELLY GEORGE--

AFTER FINDING HYDROMORPHONE PILLS.

THOSE PILLS--- ARE STRONGER THAN OXYCODONE.

THEY WERE FOUND IN THEIR HOME ON SOUTHEAST 46TH STREET.

DETECTIVES SAY THE COUPLE WOULD SELL THOSE PILLS AROUND THE CLOCK.

OFFICERS STARTED INVESTIGATING THE COUPLE LATE LAST YEAR --

AFTER GETTING A TIP ABOUT POSSIBLE DRUG ACTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PILL SELLERS-SOT,SS


Harry Derring / Cape Coral

16:32:25 - 32

There was lot of traffic going in and out of the house, I mean, it was constant. Constant. I mean, different cars. We noticed it right away.

THE COUPLE IS CHARGED WITH DEALING DRUGS WITHIN 1000 FEET OF A DAYCARE---

AS THEIR HOME SITS LESS THAN A BLOCK AWAY FROM THE FAMILY OF FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY.

SEYFERT IS OUT OF JAIL ON BOND.

HE COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT.

GEORGE IS STILL BEING HELD IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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E RESPONDS TO SADLER-OC,SS


THIS MORNING---

E NEWS--- THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NETWORK-- IS RESPONDING AFTER ONE OF THEIR HOSTS DEPARTURE.

CATT SADLER LEFT THE NETWORK LAST MONTH---

SAYING SHE WAS PAID LESS THAN HER MALE COUNTERPARTS.

BUT NOW--

E EXECUTIVES SAY THAT PAY DIFFERENCE--

WAS BASED ON DIFFERENCE ROLES.

THEY SAY SHE COMPARED HER PAYCHECK TO A MAN WHO HAD "DIFFERENT ROLES". Return to index of stories...


WAHLBERG PAID WAY MORE-OC,SS,OC


AND SPEAKING OF PAY GAPS--

THERE ARE NEW REPORTS ACTOR MARK WAHLBERG WAS PAID 1-POINT-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FOR RESHOOTING HIS SCENES IN THE MOVIE "ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD."

BUT--- ACTRESS MICHELLE WILLIAMS---- WAS PAID LESS THAN ONE-THOUSAND-DOLLARS!

THE MOVIE HAD TO BE RESHOOT WITH CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER--

AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS CAME TO LIGHT AGAINST KEVIN SPACEY.

BUT-- THE MOVIES DIRECTOR -- RIDLEY SCOTT--SAID LAST YEAR THAT EVERYONE DID THE RESHOOT FOR NOTHING.

BUT-- WAHLBERG'S TEAM ACTUALLY NEGOTIATED A HEFTY FEE FOR HIS RESHOOTS.

WILLIAMS--- WASN'T TOLD. Return to index of stories...


JAMES FRANCO ACCUSATIONS-OC,SS,OC


AND ACTOR JAMES FRANCO--- IS COMING UNDR FIRE--

FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS.

THIS MORNING-- HE IS RESPONDING TO THOSE ACCUSATIONS.

SEVERAL WOMEN TOOK TO TWITTER ACCUSING FRANCO OF ASSAULT.

FRANCO WAS ASKED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ACCUSATIONS ON "THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT"--

FRANCO SAID HE RESPECTS THE WOMEN WHO CAME FORWARD AGAINST HIM---- AND HE HAD NO IDEA HE UPSET THEM.

HE THEN SAID HE PRIDES HIMSELF ON TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO


James Washington Jr.: Victim

03:02:49

"Right after the holidays it's gonna affect my pocket, you know I can tell you that." Dur: 06

CAR OWNERS--- OUT OF LUCK.

THIS MORNING-- THE HUNT FOR THE VANDALS IN CAPE CORAL.

LADIES--- THEIR IS A HUSBAND SCAM ON THE LOOSE!

AT 9:23-- THE ONE THING THAT SAVED A MAN FROM BEING A VICTIM TO THE SCAM---

THREATENING MARRIAGES. Return to index of stories...


1) CAPE CAR VANDALS-SOT,VO-WIPE


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2) MARCO SCAM-VO


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CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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GATORS HEAD POPPING OUT-VOTOPS


HOW DO ALLIGATORS DEAL WITH THE COLD?

THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE COLD-BLOODED REPTILES STAYING WARM BENEATH ICE IN NORTH CAROLINA--

BY ENTERING A HIBERNATION-LIKE STATE. Return to index of stories...


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.A warm and muggy morning opening up the opportunity for several areas of dense fog. Make sure you give yourself extra time to travel this morning and keep the low beams on. As we get into the heat of the afternoon, that fog will burn off and we will open up to a nice mix of sun and clouds. We are back into the low 80s today with the chance of a few spotty showers this evening.

Another warm start to the morning tomorrow with a few areas seeing some fog for the morning commute. If you liked today, then you'll enjoy the partly cloudy skies and trip to the 80s again.

As we just started to settle into our SWFL warm weather, our next front will move through the area on Friday. We will see a few showers during the evening and breezier conditions.

By the weekend, our humidity and temperatures will start to fall from the 70s to the mid 60s for highs. We could see a few spots make their way into the upper 40s for Sunday morning. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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CAPE CAR VANDALS-SOT,VO


*NATS POP*

Dann Cecil: Victim

02:54:44

"Just broken plastic and one pack of Marlboro cigarettes." Dur: 04

*NATS POP*

James Washington Jr.: Victim

02:59:57

"It was all broke off, as you can see I taped it." Dur: 03

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR SEVERAL PEOPLE RIGHT NOW--

AFTER A STRING OF CAR VANDALISMS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE CITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAR VANDALS-ZM IN BAM, VO IN BAM


SEVERAL OF THOSE CARS--- ARE NOW IMMOBILE AFTER THOSE SUSPECTS BUSTED OUT HEADLIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHTS.

POLICE SAY THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN AN EASY TARGETS FOR THOSE CRIMINALS BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL EITHER PARKED AT THE END OF A DRIVEWAY OR IN THE ROAD-

WHICH MADE FOR A FAST GET AWAY FOR THESE SUSPECTS.

POLICE TELL US IT WAS LIKELY A GROUP OF TEENS WITH EASY ACCESS TO THESE VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAR VANDALS-SOT,VO


James Washington Jr.: Victim

03:00:20

"I don't have money to afford just to get it fixed right away." Dur: 03

Dann Cecil: Victim

02:51:43

"The one night I leave it right by the road somebody decides to smash out my tail light." Dur: 04

CAPE POLICE ARE ASKING NEIGHBORS TO CHECK THEIR SECURITY CAMERAS-

IF YOU DO HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP


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FLU UPDATE-NATSVO, VO IN TOUCH


nats of people coughing, sneezing

SOME ARE SAYING--- THIS IS THE WORST FLU SEASON-- THEY HAVE EVER SEEN.

THE C-D-C REPORTS WIDESPREAD FLU ACTIVITY IN 46 STATES.

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ HAS MORE---

AS CONCERNS OF PANDEMIC LEVELS OF THE FLU REACH A NEW HIGH. Return to index of stories...


FLU UPDATE-PKG


THIS MORNING, EMERGENCY ROOMS ACROSS THE NATION FILLING UP?

**RETRACK**

THE RATE OF FLU HOSPITALIZATIONS DOUBLING IN JUST ONE WEEK ACCORDING TO THE C-D-C? IN ONE OF THE WORST SEASONS IN RECENT HISTORY. SENDING AMERICANS LIKE PAULA PARRIS TO THE DOCTOR WITH SYMPTOMS LIKE HIGH FEVERS, SEVERE CHILLS, AND MUSCLE ACHES.

Natpop Facetime - talks about flu symptoms

THE CDC SAYS THIS YEAR'S DOMINANT STRAIN, H3N2, IS KNOWN TO BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS? MAKING ITS VICTIMS MUCH SICKER, MUCH MORE QUICKLY THAN OTHER TYPES OF FLU.

SOT DOCTOR:

historically it's been associated with a higher incidence of mortality both in the elderly population and in the very young population.

TWO YEARS AGO, THE SAME STRAIN WAS LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AN ESTIMATED 40 MILLION PEOPLE STRICKEN WITH THE FLU? WITH 970,000 HOSPITALIZED.

https:/www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/2014-15.htm

WITH THE FLU ALREADY LANDING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS IN THE HOSPITAL THIS SEASON, SOME PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS FEAR THIS THE JUST THE BEGINNING? CALIFORNIA ALREADY HIT ESPECIALLY HARD. WITH 124 DEATHS ACROSS SAN DIEGO AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES ALONE?

http:/www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-flu-peak-20180109-story.html

NATPOP SAN DIEGO OFFICIAL:

In terms of where we go from here, there's a little bit of unpredictability in flu activity Return to index of stories...


FLU UPDATE-OC


GIO BENITEZ REPORTING.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORTS FLU ACTIVITY IS ALSO HIGH THROUGHOUT MUCH OF EUROPE THIS SEASON. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP


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TAKATA RECALL-VO IN KEY


TOYOTA AND HONDA ARE ADDING MORE THAN ONE MILLION ADDITIONAL VEHICLES TO THE RECALL. THE RECALL IS FOR DEFECTIVE TAKATA AIR BAG INFLATORS. TOYOTA ADDED 601,000 VEHICLES AND HONDA AN ADDITIONAL 465,000 VEHICLES TO THE LIST. THE NEWEST RECALLS ARE PART OF THE LARGEST SERIES OF AUTOMOTIVE RECALLS IN US HISTORY, WITH 19 AUTOMAKERS RECALLING UP TO 69 MILLION TAKATA INFLATORS. Return to index of stories...


POUR WINE WITHOUT OPENING BOTTLE-OC,VO


YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ENJOY WINE WITHOUT EVEN OPENING IT-

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WINE OPENER.

IT LET'S YOU POUR A GLASS OF WINE.WHILE KEEPING THE CORK IN PLACE.

AND THE BOTTLE STAYS SEALED-WHICH KEEPS THE WINE FRESH.

IT COMES WITH AN APP THAT PAIRS WINE WITH FOOD AND VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.

IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN THE FALL.

BUT-- IT IS SET TO COST UNDER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SOON. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE WITHOUT OPENING THE BOTTLE--

--VO SCRIPT--

TAKE A LOOK AT THE CORAVIN MODEL ELEVEN WINE PRESERVATION OPENER.

THE DEVICE WAS UNVEILED AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW IN LAS VEGAS.

IT LETS YOU POUR A GLASS OF WINE. WHILE KEEPING THE CORK IN PLACE.

THE BOTTLE STAYS SEALED. WHICH CAN PRESERVE THE REMAINING WINE FOR YEARS.

AND IT COMES WITH AN APP THAT PAIRS WINES WITH YOUR FOOD AND FAVORITE ACTIVITIES--

LIKE WATCHING STRANGER THINGS AND EATING TACOS?

THERE'S A WINE FOR THAT!

THE CORAVIN MODEL ELEVEN SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN THE FALL.

AND WILL COST A WELL-PRESERVED PENNY UNDER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE THREE


A SCAM--- TARGETING HUSBANDS!

SEE WHAT THE SCAMMER WANTED AS PAYMENT--

NEXT!

PLUS--- A MUCH ANTICIPATED GROCERY STORE----

PUT ON HOLD.

NEXT--- WHY THE DOORS TO THE CAPE CORAL FRESH MARKET---

MAY NOT BE OPENING SOON. Return to index of stories...


1) MARCO SCAM-VO-WIPE


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2) CAPE FRESH MARKET-VOTOPS


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CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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MARCO SCAM-OC,VO


MARCO ISLAND POLICE ARE WARNING THE COMMUNITY ABOUT AN ATTEMPTED SCAM.

POLICE RECEIVED A REPORT ABOUT A RESIDENT WHO GOT A LETTER --

REQUESTING MONEY.

WHOEVER WROTE THE LETTER SAYS HE OR SHE HAS EVIDENCE OF A SECRET THE RECIPIENT IS KEEPING FROM HIS WIFE.

BUT GET THIS- THE MAN WHO RECEIVED THE LETTER SAYS HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A WIFE.

BUT TO KEEP THE SECRET SAFE FROM THE SO CALLED WIFE--

THE WRITER OF THE LETTER WAS ASKING FOR MORE THAN THREE-DOLLARS DOLLARS.

SO FAR, MARCO ISLAND P-D SAYS THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY OTHER SIMILAR REPORTS.

MARCO ISLAND POLICE ARE WARNING THE COMMUNITY ABOUT AN ATTEMPTED SCAM. AND THIS ONE IS A STRANGE ONE.

VO --Marco island police got a report of a resident getting this strange letter trying to get money out of him for something he says he couldn't have done.

Whoever wrote the letter says he or she has evidence of a secret the recipient is keeping from his wife.

The recipient, Robert, told Marco Island police. he doesn't even have a wife!

To keep this "secret" safe, the writer of the letter is asking for $3,450. in Bitcoin.

Robert luckily didn't fall for it. but police are hoping no one else will.

SOT --

Debbie Barker/Marco Island

5240 we get a lot of emails with lots of different things yes we do but I think everybody knows most of those don't mean anything so we delete them straight away don't even bother to open them

TAG--

SO FAR, MARCO ISLAND P-D SAYS THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY OTHER SIMILAR REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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CAPE FRESH MARKET-OC,VO


CONSTRUCTION ON THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL---

HAS BEEN PUT ON PAUSE.

THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED PLANS BACK IN MAY TO OPEN A CAPE CORAL STORE AT THE CORALWOOD CENTER-- JUST OFF DEL PRADO.

RECENTLY--- THE PLAZA'S DEVELOPER TOLD THE CITY CONSTRUCTION WORK WAS PUT ON PAUSE.

THIS--- BECAUSE FRESH MARKET RE-SUBMITTED DESIGNS FOR THE CAPE CORAL LOCATION.

WE REACHED OUT TO FRESH MARKET TO FIND OUT THE REASON FOR THE HOLDUP.

THEY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WAS A TIMING ISSUE.

THEY SAY THEY'RE FOCUSING ON LONG TERM GROWTH FOR THE COMPANY.

THEY HAVE NO PLAN TO PROJECT OR SPECULATE AN OPENING DATE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FRESH MARKET-SOT,VO


Lindsay Strachan

Cape Coral Resident

06;10:21 "What's going to happen in the next year or so? Just it's very sad to see it just sitting there and nothing developing.":27

Linda Domke

Cape Coral Resident

06:17:27 "Things obviously aren't perfect conditions for them so they have to do what they have to do."

AT THIS TIME-BOTH THE BUILDING AND PROJECT ARE IN LIMBO.

NO WORD ON WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO RESUME. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FOUR


Its like trying to pour pancake mix down a funnel into a bottle.

STUCK--- IN THE MUD.

ABC7 CONTINUES TO MONITOR THOSE DEADLY MUDSLIDES IN CALIFORNIA---

CLAIMING THE LIVES OF AT LEASE 13 PEOPLE.

RIGHT NOW--- IT'S LEGAL TO LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN A CAR---

UNATTENDED---

FOR UP TO 15 MINUTES--AS LONG AS THE CAR IS OFF.

NEXT-- GET MORE ON A BILL THAT WOULD CHANGE THAT ---

WITH THE GOAL OF KEEPING KIDS SAFER.

PLUS--

4 seconds of song

AT 9:45--- THE CAST OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICAL-- "FINIDNG NEVERLAND"-- IS HERE! Return to index of stories...


1) CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO-WIPE


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2) GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-VOTOPS-WIPE


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3) FINDING NEVERLAND-SOT,VO


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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.

INVESTORS ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON STOCKS TODAY --

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AWHILE -- U-S STOCK FUTURES ARE POINTING DOWN -- DEPSITE THE DOW -- S&P 500 -- AND NASDAW HITTING ALL-TIME HIGHS YESTERDAY.

MEANWHILE --

CRUDE OIL FUTURES ARE REACHING THEIR HIGHEST LEVELS IN MORE THAN THREE YEARS -- AND SHARES IN KODAK SHOT UP 119-PERCENT TUESDAY! Return to index of stories...


HAPPENING NOW-CLIP


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CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO


SOT Robert Riskin

"It's my mom and I'm fighting with all my heart to find her. but like i can't focus too much on that she's mostly likely dead out here."

RIGHT NOW--- THE FRANTIC SEARCH--- FOR THE MISSING---

AFTER MASSIVE MUDSLIDES---

HIT CALIFORNIA.

THIS MORNING--- AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE ARE DEAD.

THE MAN YOU JUST HEARD FROM---

SEARCHING FOR HIS MOM.

BUT--- THEY NEVER FOUND HER. Return to index of stories...


CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO


Robert Riskin

"Ive just been clawing through the mud. and it's hard to hold hope when the mud is so deep."

DOZENS OF FAMILIES--- DOING THE SAME AS ROBERT--

AS PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING THIS MORNING--

POSSIBLE STUCK IN THE MUD. Return to index of stories...


CA MUDSLIDES-VO IN TOUCH


THE FAST-MOVING MUD---

WITH THE CONSISTENCY OF WET CONCRETE--

DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH.

WITNESSES ARE DESCRIBING THE SCENESE IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AS "APOCALYPTIC."

THE HEAVY RAINS AND MUDSLIDES--- ARE SWEEPING HOMES--- OF THEIR FOUNDATIONS!

THIS SAME AREA--- IS WHERE THOSE HISTORIC WILDFIRES RAGED THROUGH.

THE FIRES-- STRIPPED ALL THE VEGETATION FROM THE HILLSIDES---

LEAVING NOTHING--- TO HOLD BACK THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


CA MUDSLIDES-SOT,VO


".SO LOUD IT WAS A CONSTANT ROAR"

Zaniboni: "It's our worst fear coming to life for us right now. Our people are out there trying to do the best work they can and perform as many rescues as they possibly can."

ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS ---

THE AREAS THAT WERE UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION ---

ONLY TEN TO 15 PERCENT OF THOSE PEOPLE LEFT.

NOBODY THOUGHT TTHE WATER WOULD COME DOWN WITH SUCH CRUSHING FORCE--

BEARING BOULDERS.

OFFICIALS FEAR THERE ARE MORE VICTIMS IN THE DEBRIS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE STATE-SS IN BAM, SOT,VO


DAY TWO--- OF FLORIDA'S LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

AND LAWMAKERS ARE ALREADY MAKING SOME MAJOR PROPOSALS.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT--

DELIVERED HIS EIGHTH AND FINAL STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH.

HE IS PUSHING FOR THE LARGEST BUDGET--- IN STATE HISTORY.

I know how disappointed you all must be that you won't get to hear another great speech like this."

SCOTT IS PROPOSING THE SMALLEST TAX CUTS IN HIS 8 YEARS.

JUST 180 MILLION.

HE WANTS A THREE WEEK SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR HURRICANE AND BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE STATE-SOT,VO


Sot: Rick Scott

Governor

"After the storms we experienced last year, we need to have a longer sales tax holiday so people have time to buy the supplies they need."

THE GOVERNOR IS ALSO CALLING FOR MORE PROTECTION FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS.

PLUS---

SCOTT IS PUSHING A NEARLY 3 PERCENT INCREASE IN SCHOOL FUNDING.

BUT WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM---

HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE MOST DIVISIVE ISSUE IN THE COMING MONTHS.

BUDGET TENSIONS ARE ESPECIALLY HIGH THIS SESSION AFTER HURRICANE IRMA DEPLETED MOST OF THE EXTRA TAX REVENUE THE STATE WAS EXPECTING THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK


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GET MORE: GOV SCOTT SENATE?-OTS


RIGHT NOW---

WE'RE NOW 11 MONTHS FROM ELECTION DAY 2018.

FLORIDA REPUBLICANS ARE STILL WONDERING WHERE GOVERNOR SCOTT STANDS ON A POTENTIAL SENATE RUN.

AS WE GET YOU MORE THIS MORNING --

GOVERNOR SCOTT HAS NOT GIVEN ANY INDICATION HE WILL RUN FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE.

BUT -- HE HASN'T RULED IT OUT EITHER.

ONE OF THE GOVERNOR'S POLITICAL ADVISORS SAYS GOVERNOR SCOTT WILL MAKE UP HIS MIND WHEN HE IS READY.

THE GOVERNOR IS FINISHING HIS FINAL YEAR IN OFFICE -- AND IS UNELIGABLE TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR AGAIN.

THE GOVERNOR HAS UNTIL MAY 4TH TO DECIDE WHETHER HE WILL RUN FOR SENATE. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: IF GOV. RUNS FOR SENATE-OTS


GETTING YOU MORE.

SHOULD GOVENOR SCOTT DECIDE TO RUN FOR SENATE AND GET THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION --

HE WOULD FACE SITTING U.S. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR -- BILL NELSON.

POLITICAL EXPERTS BELIEVE IF SCOTT ENTERS THE RACE --

IT COULD SHAPE THE ENTIRE NATIONAL POLITICAL LANDSCAPE BY REQUIRING THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO INVEST LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY INTO FLORIDAS EXPENSIVE MEDIA MARKETS --

MONEY THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE SPENT THROUGHOUT OTHER STATES IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: DEM. CANDIDATES-OC,SS


ONE THING IS FOR SURE --

AND THAT IS THIS TIME NEXT YEAR -- FLORIDA *WILL HAVE A NEW GOVERNOR.

LETS GET YOU MORE ON POTENTIAL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES --

LAST MARCH -- TALLAHASSEE MAYOR -- ANDREW GILLUM -- OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY.

GILLUM IS ONLY 38 YEARS OLD -- AND IS CONSIDERED A RISING STAR IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

MEANWHILE -- OTHER DEMOCRATIC GUBANATORIAL CANDIDATES INCLUDE U-S REPRESENATATIVE GWEN GRAHAM -- BUSINESSMAN CHIRS KING -- AND MIAMI BEACH MAYOR PHIL LEVINE. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: GOP CANDIDATES-SS IN BAM


AS FOR THE REPUBLICANS --

FLORIDA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM HAS ANNOUNCED HIS CADIDACY FOR THE GOP NOMINATION -- AND SO HAS BOB WHITE -- CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS OF FLORIDA -- AND FLORIDA HOUSE SPEAKER -- RICHARD CORCORAN.

BUT JUST IN THE LAST 5 DAYS -- U.S. REPRESENTATIVE RON DESANTIS ANNOUNCED HE IS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR.

DESANTIS MADE HIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON FOX NEWS.

THE 39 YEAR OLD IS SAID TO BE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FAVORITE CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: JACK LATVALA-SS IN BAM


AND ONE OF THE MORE CONTROVERSIAL INDIVIDUALS TO ANNOUNCE A GUBANATORIAL CANDIDACY -- IS STILL APPARENTLY IN THE RACE.

FORMER FLORIDA STATE SENATOR -- JACK LATVALA -- HAS NOT WITHDRAWN HIS NAME FROM THE CAMPAIGN TO WIN-OVER THE GOP NOMINATION.

LATVALA RESIGNED FROM THE SENATE AFTER WEEKS OF ALLEGATIONS OF INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WITH WOMEN.

A SPECIAL MASTER IN THE INVESTIGATION FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE HE WAS A SERIAL SEXUAL HARASSER. Return to index of stories...


SEX SCANDAL-OC,VO


BUT IT ALSO DIDN'T TAKE LONG--

FOR A DIFFERENT KID OF SEX SCANDAL TO BREAK OUT IN THE CAPITAL.

TWO POWERFUL SENATORS ADMITTED TO HAVING AN AFFAIR AFTER A VIDEO OF ONE ENTERING THE OTHERS CONDO WAS LEAKED.

SENATOR ANITERE FLORES AND SENATE MINORITY LEADER OSCAR BRANYON RELEASED THIS STATEMENT--

SAYING THEY REGRET THEIR AFFAIR--

AND ARE SEEKING AN APOLOGY FROM FAMILY, GOD, AND THEIR CONSTITUENTS. Return to index of stories...


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GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-SOT,VO


13:00:08-:12

That's crazy, off. In the car for 15 minutes by themselves.

GETTING YOU EVEN MORE.

DID YOU KNOW--- IT IS LEGAL TO LEAVE A CHILD--

UNDER THE AGE OF SIX ALONE IN A CAR--

FOR A UP TO 15 MINUTES IF THE CAR IS OFF. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-VO IN BAM


BUT--- A NEW BIL COULD CHANGE THAT.

STATE SENATOR LAUREN BOOK FROM BROWARD COUNTY HAS PROPOSED SENATE BILL 92.

IT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO LEAVE A CHILD IN A CAR FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: HOT CAR BILL-SOT,VO


Sarah Angelson / Fort Myers

13:02:39-:45

It would definitely help the safety of the children and we're looking out for each other I think.

SOT: Sally Kreuscher / Safe Kids Coordinator

13:11:03-:11

Accidents like heat stroke can happen at anytime of the year. Here in southwest florida, it's hot all year round.

THIS BILL COMES AFTER A NEW REPORT FINDS 83 KIDS HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS IN FLORIDA IN THE PAST 20 YEARS --

MAKING IT THE SECOND WORST STATE FOR HOT CAR DEATHS BEHIND ONLY TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-OC


STICK WITH ABC7 AS WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THESE DEVELOPING STORIES. Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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TEACHER ARRESTED-NATSVOTOPS, OC


what are you doing?? what are you doing??

NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING --

SHOWS A TEACHER GETTING ARRESTED --

AFTER SPEAKING OUT IN A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING --

QUESTIONING THE SUPERINTENDENT'S NEW CONTRACT AND RAISE.

DEYSHIA HARGRAVE STOOD UP TO LEAVE WHEN THE RESOURCE OFFICER AT THE MEETING WENT TO REMOVE HER --

WHEN THINGS ESCALATED IN THE HALLWAY TO HER BEING HANDCUFFED ON THE FLOOR --

SEVERAL BOARD MEMBERS SAID HARGRAVE WAS TREATED THAT WAY BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN --

THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD SAYS THE WHOLE THING WAS A SET UP.

THE CITY'S ATTORNEY SAYS THEY WILL NOT BE PRESSING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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DR. CHOUDHRY PAST COMPLAINTS-OC,SS,VO


THIS MORNING--

DISTURBING NEW DETAILS--

ABOUT A LEE COUNTY GASTROENTEROLOGIST.

54-YEAR OLD DOCTOR ASIF CHOUDHURY IS ACCUSED

OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THREE PATIENTS AT TWO DIFFERENT MEDICAL FACILITIES IN 20-17.

BUT A WARRANT FOR THE DOCTOR'S ARREST--

IS REVEALING SIMILAR ALLEGATIONS MADE 5-YEARS AGO.

A WITNESS WORKING ALONGSIDE DOCTOR CHOUDHURY DURING A COLONOSCOPY ---

SAYS THE DOCTOR PUT HIS FINGER INSIDE MORE THAN A DOZEN UNCONSCIOUS PATIENT'S VAGINAS.

THE WITNESS TOLD DETECTIVES SUPERVISORS WERE NOTIFIED--

BUT NOTHING EVER CAME OF THE ALLEGATIONS.

DOCTOR MARIE COLLINS SAYS EVERY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TAKES AN OATH TO REPORT--

WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO PREVENT HARM FROM PATIENTS. Return to index of stories...


DR. CHOUDHRY PAST COMPLAINTS-SOT,VO


Dr Marie Collins, School of Health Professions Dean

16:26:54 "this is a nonnegotiable obligation for reporting so it can be uncomfortable but it is not negotiable"

16:29:08 "it is still always an obligation to report higher if there's nothing done"

HIS OFFICE WOULD NOT COMMENT ON WHY DETECTIVES WERE NOT NOTIFIED ABOUT THESE ALLEGATIONS 5-YEARS AGO.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WOULD NOT SAY WHETHER INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THOSE CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


FM RECRUITING ALLEGATIONS-OC,VO


THEY'VE WON BACK TO BACK STATE TITLES----

AND MOST BELIEVE THE FORT MYERS GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM HAS A VERY GOOD CHANCE AT A 3RD---

BUT ALLEGATIONS OF RECRUITING VIOLATIONS MAY BE THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE BETWEEN THE GREEN WAVE BASKETBALL TEAM AND ANOTHER BIG WIN.

THE TEAM IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR WHAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CALLING IMPERMISSIBLE BENEFITS CALLED IN BY A PARENT.

WE CONTACTED THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL -- WHO RIGHT REFUSED TO COMMENT -- BUT SAID THEY WILL RELEASE MORE INFORMATION ON FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ZOO CANOPY-OTS


A NEW SOLAR CANOPY AT THE NAPLES ZOO --

IS NOW COMPLETE.

THE 200 KILOWATT SOLAR INSTALLATION WILL GENERATE ELECTRICITY --

AND PROVIDE COVERED PARKING FOR NAPLES ZOO.

THIS MORNING--

THE ZOO AND F-P-L WILL CELEBRATE IT'S COMPLETION BY EDUCATING VISITORS ON THE BENEFITS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY.

THE EVENT STARTED AT 8-30 THIS MORNING --

AND LAST UNTIL 10-30. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE FIVE


NEXT--- A GLIMPSE INTO THE CRITCALLY ACCLAIMED MUSCIAL---

FINDING NEVERLAND---

THE JOURNEY INTO HOW THE MUCH-LOVED PETER PAN WAS CREATED. Return to index of stories...


1) FINDING NEVERLAND-VO-WIPE


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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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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.A warm and muggy morning opening up the opportunity for several areas of dense fog. Make sure you give yourself extra time to travel this morning and keep the low beams on. As we get into the heat of the afternoon, that fog will burn off and we will open up to a nice mix of sun and clouds. We are back into the low 80s today with the chance of a few spotty showers this evening.

Another warm start to the morning tomorrow with a few areas seeing some fog for the morning commute. If you liked today, then you'll enjoy the partly cloudy skies and trip to the 80s again.

As we just started to settle into our SWFL warm weather, our next front will move through the area on Friday. We will see a few showers during the evening and breezier conditions.

By the weekend, our humidity and temperatures will start to fall from the 70s to the mid 60s for highs. We could see a few spots make their way into the upper 40s for Sunday morning. Return to index of stories...


HAPPENING NOW-CLIP


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FINDING NEVERLAND-SOT,VO


30-37 we can saila way tonight on a sea of pure moonlight

RIGHT NOW--- "FINDING NEVERLAND"-- THE WINNER OF BROADWAY DOT COM'S AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL---

IS PLAYING RIGHT NOW AT THE BARBARA B MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL. Return to index of stories...


FINDING NEVERLAND-4 SHOT SS IN BAM


THIS MORNING--- WE HAVE TWO CAST MEMBERS FROM THE MUSICAL WITH US---

BILLY HARRIGAN TIGHE WHO PLAYS J-M BARRIE---

AND LAEL VAN KEUREN WHO PLAYS SYLVIA LLEWELYN DAVIES.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE THIS MORNING!

FIRST OFF--- TELL US ABOUT "FINDING NEVERLAND." Return to index of stories...


FINDING NEVERLAND-SQBOX, VIDBOX


***TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHARACTERS

***WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A PART OF THIS MUSICAL?

***THIS IS A RELATIVELY NEW MUSICAL, HOW DOES IT STACK UP TO THE CLASSICS?

THANKS SO MUCH. YOU CAN CATCH SHOWS OF FINDING NEVERLAND NOW THROUGH JANUARY 14TH AT BARBARA B MANN. Return to index of stories...


1) Finding Neverland-vo


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2) Finding Neverland 2-vo


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NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE SIX


LOOKING TO REDO YOUR HOUSE IN 2018?

NEXT-- THE HOTTEST TRENDS YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR. 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...


CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP


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BATH AND BUILDERS SHOW-2SHOT, SQBOX


FROM VIBRANT POPS OF COLOR IN THE KITCHEN ---

TO A VIRTUAL DOORBELL YOU CONTROL FROM YOUR PHONE

2018'S HOTTEST HOME DESIGN TRENDS WILL HAVE YOU GOOGLING "WHAT'S SMARAGDINE?"

HOME IMPROVEMENT EXPERTS JASON CAMERON, HOST OF DIY NETWORK'S "AMERICA'S MOST DESPERATE LANDSCAPE" AND GEORGE OLIPHANT, HOST OF "GEORGE TO THE RESCUE" ARE GETTING YOU MORE THIS MORNING ON THE TOP HOME TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2018.

THANKS FOR TALKING TO US YOU GUYS!

***YOU TWO ARE ATTENDING THE 2018 KITCHEN AND BATH AND BUILDERS SHOWS THIS WEEK, WHAT ARE SOME OF THIS YEAR'S HOTTEST TRENDS? Return to index of stories...


BATH AND BUILDERS SHOW-SUPERS


***GEORGE, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST KITCHEN AND BATH IDEAS YOU'RE SEEING?

***JASON, SMART HOMES ARE A GROWING TREND, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING AT THIS YEAR'S SHOW?

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


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS 1) CHILD CAR LAW-VOTOPS


IT'S LEGAL TO LEAVE A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 6 ALONE IN A CAR FOR UP TO 15 MINUTES --

IF THE CAR IS OFF.

BUT A NEW BILL COULD CHANGE THAT.

A BROWARD COUNTY SENATOR PROPOSED SENATE BILL 92.

IT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO LEAVE A CHILD ALONE IN A CAR FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME.

THE BILL COMES AFTER A REPORT FOUND MORE THAN 80 KIDS DIED IN HOT CARS IN FLORIDA IN THE PAST 20 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) OFFSHORE DRILLING-VOTOPS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WON'T SEE OFF SHORE DRILLING.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL NO LONGER CONSIDER FLORIDA'S COASTLINE FOR THE EXPANSION.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT MET WITH INTERIOR SECRETARY RYAN ZINKE.

SCOTT --

WHO IS EXPECTED TO RUN FOR SENATE --

STRONGLY OPPOSED THE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) FRESH MARKET CONSTRUCTION-VOTOPS


CONSTRUCTION ON THE FRESH MARKET STORE IN CAPE CORAL HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD.

THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO OPEN A STORE AT THE CORALWOOD CENTER.

THE PLAZA'S DEVELOPER TOLD THE CITY CONSTRUCTION WORK WAS PUT ON PAUSE BECAUSE FRESH MARKET RE-SUBMITTED DESIGNS FOR THE CAPE CORAL LOCATION.

IN A STATEMENT --

THE COMPANY SAID TIMING IS AN ISSUE --

AND THEY'RE FOCUSING ON LONG TERM GROWTH FOR THE COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) CAPE CORAL WATER SCHEDULE-VOTOPS


THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL WANTS YOU TO STICK TO THE CURRENT TWO-DAY WATERING SCHEDULE.

IT'S AN EFFORT TO CONSERVE AS MUCH WATER AS POSSIBLE.

WEATHER EXPERTS RECORDED LESS THAN TWO INCHES OF RAIN THE PAST TWO MONTHS NEAR CAPE CORAL.

THE CITY NOW HAS THEIR SEASONAL CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OUT ENFORCING THE TWO-DAY WATERING SCHEDULE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3SH, WX


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