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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS BREAK THREE 6:25
HEADLINES 6AM TRX-TRX CLIP
HL1) BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO HL1) WALHBERG PAY GAP-VO
HL2) FIREFIGHTER ROAD RAGE-VO HL2) CALI MUDSLIDES-SOTVO
HL3) CALI MUDSLIDES-VO HL3) HOMELAND SECURITY-VO
GOOD MORNING-4SHOT 6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS GOOD MORNING-3SHOT CAM 6 TOWER CAM
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP CODY ~ WEATHER-WX CTR
CALI MUDSLIDES-SOTVO BIG STORY-CLIP
CALI MUDSLIDES-2SHOT VO AT BAM WALHBERG PAY GAP-VOTOPS
CALI MUDSLIDES-PKG WALHBERG PAY GAP-2SHOT SS VO IN BAM
CALI MUDSLIDES-OC WALHBERG PAY GAP-SOTVO
EMILY ON CLEANUP LATEST-VO IN TOUCH, TAKE FULL GET MORE PAY GAP-SS IN TOUCH
EMILY ON CLEANUP LATEST-VOTOPS OPTIONAL FOR 4SHOT GET MORE HOLLYWOOD PAY-CG IN BAM
CODY BREAK OUT-4SHOT GET MORE HOLLYWOOD PAY-SS IN BAM
NEW TODAY-CLIP CATHERINE DENEUVE-OC-SS
HAPPENING IN THE CAPITOL TODAY-2SHOT CAM 6 SS IN B WEINSTEIN ATTACK-OC-VO
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-OC-VO NEW DETAILS-CLIP
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-SOTVO FL SANCTUARY CITIES-OC
NELSON AND SCOTT-2SHOT-SS-2SHOT 711 ICE RAIDS-OC, VO
OFFSHORE DRILLING-OC-VO DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
OFFSHORE DRILLING-SOTVO CALI MUDSLIDES-OC-VO
NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP CALI MUDSLIDES-SOTVO
NEW LEHIGH PARK-2SHOT-ZM EMILY ON MUDSLIDES-NAVI IN TOUCH
NEW LEHIGH PARK-VO INBAM VO FULL EMILY ON MUDSLIDES-VOTOPS
NEW LEHIGH PARK-SOT NEW TODAY-CLIP
NEW LEHIGH PARK-VO IN BAM TEACHER LA RALLY-OC-VO
CAPE GOLF COURSE-OC-VO NEW DETAILS-CLIP
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP WOMAN SURVIVES CANAL-OC-SOTVO
TEASE ONE WOMAN SURVIVES CANAL-SOTVO
TZ1A) TEENS EATING PDS-VO GET MORE ESCAPE A CAR-KEY
TZ1B) MEGHAN BEAR ATTACK-LIVE IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP
TZ 1C) MORE IN THE MORNING-NAVI IN TOUCH IRMA PROPERTY TAXES-OC-VO
TZ 1D) CODY WEATHER-WX CTR IRMA PROPERTY TAXES-SOTVO
BREAK ONE 6:10 AM IRMA FOOD TRUCK-OC-VO
NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP NEW DETAILS-CLIP
BEAR ON LANAI-SOTVO-2SHOT VO IN TOUCH FMYADC SUPERVISOR-KEY
BEAR ON LANAI-LIVE WEATHER RATE OPEN-CLIPTOPS
BEAR ON LANAI-VO CODY ~ FUTURE & 7 DAY-WX WALL
BEAR ON LANAI-SOT TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
BEAR ON LANAI-LIVE PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
GET MORE-OC-SS TEASE 4-CLIP
WEARTHER RATE OPEN-CLIP TZ4A) BOYS INJURED IN CRASH-VO
CODY FUTURE & 7 DAY-WXWALL BREAK FOUR 6:39
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
PRECISION TRAFFIC-FDOT CAPE GOOD SAMARITAN-OC-VO
HOMELAND SECURITY-VOTOPS CAPE GOOD SAMARITAN-SOTVO
MORE IN THE MORNING-CLIP STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP
MITM-2SHOT CODY ~ TOWER CAMS-WX WALL
MITM-VO IN TOUCH NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
MITM-SOT HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-2SHOT-BOXES
MITM-NAVI IN TOUCH HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-LIVE
MITM-NAVI FULL HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-VO
MITM ANCHOR Q &A-3SHOT HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-LIVE
PARENTING ALERT-CLIP PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
TEENS EATING PODS-2SHOT VO IN BAM TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
TEENS EATING PODS-SOTVO NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP LEHIGH SECURITY CHANGES-OC-VO
TEASE TWO LEHIGH SECURITY CHANGES-SOTVO
TZ2A) FIREFIGHTER ROAD RAGE-VO NEW DETAILS-CLIP
TZ 2B) CODY WEATHER TEASE-WX GFX TOPS BOYS INJURED IN CRASH-OC-VO
BREAK TWO 6:21 AM BOYS INJURED IN CRASH-SOTVO
NEW DETAILS-CLIP NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
FIREFIGHTER ROAD RAGE-VO IN TOUCH VO FULL IKEA PEEING AD-OC-VO-2SHOT
NEW DETAILS-CLIP TEASE FIVE-CLIP
MOSQUITO DRONES-2SHOT-VO BREAK FIVE 6:50AM
MOSQUITO DRONES-SOTVO GMA FIRST LOOK-CLIP - PKG
NEW VIDEO-CLIP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
GET MORE: JOHN DAVIDSON-VO IN TOUCH VO FULL TS 1) HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFIC-VOTOPS
GET MORE: JOHN DAVIDSON-SOTVO TS 2) OFFSHORE DRILLING-VOTOPS
GET MORE: GLITTER VORTEX-NATSVO bear attack-vo
GET MORE: FINDING NEVERLAND INFO-SOTVO VIDBOX TS 3) MOSQUITO DRONES-VOTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS 4) DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME-VOTOPS
HEADLINES HALF HOUR NEW THIS MONRING-CLIP
HL1) WOMAN SURVIVES CANAL-SOTVO STEM AMERICAN GIRL DOLL-OCSS
HL2) CALI MUDSLIDES-VO IN TOUCH GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-5SHOT-SUPER
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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HEADLINES


14:19:54-:56****

It happened, and my initial thought was… I can't believe I got punched by a bear

A NAPLES MAN--

ATTACKED BY A BEAR.

HOW HE SURVIVED TO TELL THE TALE--

TODAY ON YOUR NEWS AT SIX.

PLUS--

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER--

ACCUSED OF BATTERY--

AGAINST A TEEN.

THE VIDEO THAT LED TO HIS ARREST

THEN--

THE DEATH TOLL RISING IN CALIFORNIA--

AS MUDSLIDES--

TEAR THROUGH HOMES--

AND BURY ENTIRE FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


HL1) BEAR ATTACK-SOTVO


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HL2) FIREFIGHTER ROAD RAGE-VO


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HL3) CALI MUDSLIDES-VO


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GOOD MORNING-4SHOT


AND THAT'S A STORY WE'LL BE MONITORING ALL MORNING.

GOOD MORNING IM CHRISTINA CARILLA.

AND IM GREG PARKER, JOINED BY METEROLOGIST CODY MURPHY AND EMILY BURRIS.

YES THOSE MUDSLIDES.THE VIDEO COMING OUT OF CALIFORNIA--

IS JUST HEARTBREAKING.

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TOSS TO CODY. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Warm and humid air continues to hang over Southwest Florida on Thursday, meaning another mild start with temperatures in the 60s. Areas of dense fog will stick around for the early morning in DeSoto and Charlotte counties. Fog development in other areas including Lee and Collier counties will be not as widespread as yesterday. There will still be areas however with visibility under a half of a mile at times.

Conditions this afternoon will be partly cloudy and mainly dry, although a stray shower or two can't be ruled out. Temperatures will top out at around 80 degrees again today.

It will be another mild night with a few areas of fog and increasing cloud cover ahead of a cold front. By the afternoon and evening we will see a few showers and higher winds as the front passes.

Temperatures will begin to fall through the day on Saturday and bottom out in the 40s early Sunday morning. The weekend will be breezy and chilly with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s for most of this timeframe.

We'll begin next week with lows in the 40s and highs only in the 60s but warm slightly by Tuesday afternoon. Another front is likely early next week which will hold our temperatures below average for the foreseeable future. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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CALI MUDSLIDES-SOTVO


I ran, literally for my life back home.

THIS IS THE MOMENT A DEADLY FLASH FLOOD--

RUSHES DOWN A STREET IN MONTECITO CALIFORNIA.

THE MAN FILMING THIS--

AND RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE--

SURVIVED--

BUT JUST BARELY. Return to index of stories...


CALI MUDSLIDES-2SHOT VO AT BAM


THIS MORNING--

THE DEATH TOLL IS NOW AT 17 IN CALIFORNIA.

BUT MORE THAN A DOZEN ARE STILL MISSING.

THESE MASSIVE MUDSLIDES---

ALSO DESTROYED OR DAMAGED *HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

SOME HOMES--

RIPPED RIGHT FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS.

THIS MORNING---

ABC'S MAGGIE RULLI--

HAS MORE ON THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS. Return to index of stories...


CALI MUDSLIDES-PKG


THIS MORNING. RESCUERS GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR.

NATS

SEARCHING FOR SURVIVORS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. PLACING AN X WHEN IT'S ALL CLEAR.

SOT

i didnt think it would turn into this. we have never seen anything like this before

POWERFUL MUDSLIDES. FUNNELING DOWN THESE HILLSIDES. LEFT BARREN BY LAST MONTH'S FIRES.

ABC'S KANYA WHITWORTH. FLYING OVER THE DAMAGE

SOT

if you look out there. you can see all these homes completely surrounded in mud.

NEW VIDEO SHOWS THE MUDSLIDE'S POWER AND SPEED.

AN EMPTY CAR IN BURBANK. BOBSLEDING DOWN THE STREET? AS A MUDDY MESS WASHES DOWNHILL.

NATS

oh my god. mom!

MARCO FARELL AND HIS FAMILY. SCRAMBLING TO SAFETY.

AS A WALL OF MUD HITS THEIR HOME.

SOT

"close the door," "get ready to go out!" and "wake Dad up!"

THE FARELL FAMILY. SOME OF THE LUCKY ONES. SURVIVING THE ORDEAL.

BUT THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING.

AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE KILLED. INCLUDING ROY ROHTER - THE FOUNDER OF A CATHOLIC SCHOOL.

FS

AND THIS MORNING. PICTURES SURFACING OF SOME OF THE MISSING.

12 YEAR-OLD SAWYER COREY. AND HER SISTER MORGAN

FS

PETER FLORAY. LAST SEEN AT HIS MONTECITO HOME.

AND KEN LIATAS. WHO HASN'T BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE TUESDAY.

NATS:

"this is unbelievable"

AT LEAST 400 HOMES ARE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED..

AND THE EVACUATIONS. STILL ONGOING. it could take weeks or possibly months to restore drinking water in Montecito.

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CALI MUDSLIDES-OC


MAGGIE RULLI REPORTING.

NOW --

LET'S GET MORE--

AS THOSE SEARCH EFFORTS CONTINUE.

EMILY BURRIS NOW-- Return to index of stories...


EMILY ON CLEANUP LATEST-VO IN TOUCH, TAKE FULL


THE SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE FOR THOSE MISSING --

TEAMS OF SEARCH DOGS LIKE STELL AND REILLY ARE HELPING IN THE RACE AGAINST THE CLOCK--

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE VIDEOS AND PHOTOS FROM SEVERAL RESPONDING AGENCIES --

FROM ALL OVER THE STATE --

CREWS SAY THE DOGS ARE HELPFUL IN THESE CONDITIONS AND IT'S SIMILAR TO WORKING THROUGH AN AVALANCHE --

SIGHT IS LIMITED --

DOGS ARE SMELLING THROUGH THE WATER AND MUD FOR ANYONE TRAPPED INSIDE HOMES OR DEBRIS. Return to index of stories...


EMILY ON CLEANUP LATEST-VOTOPS OPTIONAL FOR 4SHOT


THIS RESCUE CLEANUP WILL BE ONGOING FOR DAYS -- IF NOT WEEKS --

THE BUSY 101 FREEWAY CLOSED IN THE AREA UNTIL AT LEAST MONDAY --

THE ENTIRE TOWN MY HAVE TO EVACUATE --

BECAUSE RUNNING WATER ISN'T AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


CODY BREAK OUT-4SHOT


THANK YOU EMILY.

NOW--

LET'S BRING METEROLOGIST CODY MURPHY IN--

TO GET YOU MORE on *how these mudslides form. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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HAPPENING IN THE CAPITOL TODAY-2SHOT CAM 6 SS IN B


TODAY IS DAY THREE OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION---

AND MAJOR LEGISLATION WILL BE CONSIDERED IN BOTH CHAMBERS.

THE HOUSE WILL LOOK AT BANNING SANCTUARY CITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE, REQUIRING CITIES TO FOLLOW FEDERAL LAW.

THE HOUSE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO PASS A BILL BANNING RED LIGHT CAMERAS IN THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-OC-VO


RIGHT NOW -- FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERING A MOVE TO ADOPT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ALL YEAR-ROUND.

IT WOULD ELIMINATE THE HASSLE OF HAVING TO RESET YOUR CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR.

IT WOULD ALSO GIVE US AN EXTRA HOUR OF SUNLIGHT AT NIGHT - DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

IF THE BILL PASSES --

IT WOULD ALSO BRING ALL OF FLORIDA INTO THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

RIGHT NOW --

THE WESTERN PART OF THE PANHANDLE IS ON CENTRAL TIME. Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-SOTVO


Greg Doll / Asst. Golf Pro, Cape Royal Golf Club

16:04:08-:18

I can't give golf instruction in the dark. But I can teach an extra hour everyday if I have an extra hour of daylight saving time. It's just good for our business.

IF THE BILL PASSES --

IT WOULD ALSO BRING ALL OF FLORIDA INTO THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

RIGHT NOW --

THE WESTERN PART OF THE PANHANDLE IS ON CENTRAL TIME. Return to index of stories...


NELSON AND SCOTT-2SHOT-SS-2SHOT


THIS WEEK--

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AGREED NOT TO DRILL FOR OIL OFF OF FLORIDA'S COAST.

BUT FOR FLORIDA SENATOR BILL NELSON--

THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.

SENATOR NELSON FILED LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY BAN DRILLING OFF OF FLORIDA'S COAST.

HE SAYS FLORIDA IS BEING USED TO PLAY POLITICS.

THE WHITE HOUSE DECIDED NOT TO INCLUDE FLORIDA IN DRILLING EFFORTS AFTER GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT MET WITH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS.

SCOTT'S OFFICE RESPONDED TO NELSON, SAYING

""Senator Nelson and anyone else who opposes oil drilling off of Florida's coast should be happy that the governor was able to secure this commitment. This isn't about politics. This is good policy for Florida." " Return to index of stories...


OFFSHORE DRILLING-OC-VO


LETS GET YOU MORE ON HOW THIS WOULD HAVE IMPACTED SOUTHWEST-FLORIDA IF THE DRILLING WASNT PUT ON HOLD.

THERE ARE PROS AND CONS TO OFF-SHORE DRILLING.

DRILLING COULD BOOST JOB GROWTH AND ADD A NEW REVENUE STREAM.

BUT DRILLING--

ALSO COMES WITH A RISK FOR AN OIL SPILL.

NOT ONLY WOULD THAT AFFECT OUR ECOSYSTEM AND WATER — BUT LIKELY HIT TO OUR TOURISM REVENUE. Return to index of stories...


OFFSHORE DRILLING-SOTVO


JOHN CASSANI, CALOOSA WATERKEEPER

13:14:40 -:53

"Florida really has to protect its Coast and our politicians, our representatives have been pretty consistent on standing up to protect the Coast of Florida from accidental oil spills

THOUGH THE DRILLING WAS PUT ON HOLD—

ACCORDING TO THE SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION—

SEISMIC-AIRGUN-BLASTING WILL BE DONE BY SHOOTING SONIC-WAVE LENGTHS IN THE WATER TO FIND OIL.

THAT CAN ALSO BE DISRUPTIVE. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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NEW LEHIGH PARK-2SHOT-ZM


LEE COUNTY IS WORKING ON A BIG NEW PARK---

-- FOR THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTY.

NAMED THE JOEL"AGRI-ECO" PARK---

IT WILL SIT ON *30 ACRES OF LAND ON JOEL BOULEVARD.

THAT'S ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF SOUTH OF PALM BEACH.

AND ABC7'S JESSE PAGAN--

JOINING US NOW IN THE STUDIO---

WITH MORE ON WHAT THIS PARK--

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NEW LEHIGH PARK-VO INBAM VO FULL


THE COUNTY IS PROPOSING THE PARK BE A MIX OF LEISURE AND LEARNING.

PART OF THE 30 ACRES WILL BE USED FOR AGRICULTURE AND ECOLOGICAL TEACHING--

ALL OF WHICH HAS NEIGHBORS GIVING A THUMBS UP.

AGRICULTURE AND ECOLOGY ARE THE TWO MAJOR THEMES FOR THE WHOLE THING.

THE COUNTY SAYS THE FORMER COMES IN WITH PLOTS OF LAND WHERE PEOPLE CAN LEARN HOW AGRICULTURE WORKS IN CITIES AND SUBURBS.

PINE FLATWOODS AND OTHER DEMOS OF ECOSYSTEMS--

ALONG WITH NATURE TRALS WILL SHOW OFF THE ECOLOGICAL PART.

ROSE HART AND HER KIDS LIVE JUST OFF JOEL BOULEVARD.

SHE'S ARE ALL FOR THE PARK. Return to index of stories...


NEW LEHIGH PARK-SOT


Rose

135442 we tried to do his second birthday at a park and there's one in Fort Myers. And we figured out when we got there we had to reserve a spot it was so busy. So we went an hour away and there wasn't any spaces for us. 5456 Return to index of stories...


NEW LEHIGH PARK-VO IN BAM


THE COUNTY SAYS THE PARK IS ESTIMATED TO COST JUST UNDER 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS.

IF ALL CLEARS--

IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST TWO YEARS TO GET THE PROPER PERMITS.

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CAPE GOLF COURSE-OC-VO


THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL--

IS ONCE AGAIN TRYING TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH ITS OLD GOLF COURSE PROPERTY.

THE 175-ACRE SITE IS OWNED BY 'THE RYAN COMPANY'.

THE CITY MANAGER SENT A MEMO TO COUNCIL WITH TWO NEW OPTIONS.

THE FIRST WOULD ALLOW FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON THE LAND.

THE OTHER WOULD ALLOW THE CITY TO BUY THE LAND FOR $12 MILLION.

THE CITY WILL DISCUSS THESE OPTIONS AT A COMMITTEE MEETING ON JANUARY 29TH. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


A FRIGHTENING NEW MEME THIS MORNING.

WHY TEENS ARE *EATING LAUNDRY PODS---

AND RACKING UP HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VIEWS ONLINE.

MEGHAN LIVE

CHRIS LIVE Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) TEENS EATING PDS-VO


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TZ1B) MEGHAN BEAR ATTACK-LIVE


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TZ 1C) MORE IN THE MORNING-NAVI IN TOUCH


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TZ 1D) CODY WEATHER-WX CTR


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BREAK ONE 6:10 AM


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NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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BEAR ON LANAI-SOTVO-2SHOT VO IN TOUCH


14:19:25-:30***

I caught an uppercut from a from a black bear.

A NAPLES MAN---

ATTACKED BY A BEAR--

ON HIS OWN LANAI.

41 STITCHES AND FOUR SURGERIES LATER--

THIS MAN--

IS TELLING HIS STORY.

FWC TELLS US THIS IS THE FIRST INJURY BEAR ATTACK ON A HUMAN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ABC7S MEGHAN BRAGG IS LIVE AT DREAM CATCHER CIRCLE WITH HOW FWC PLANS TO TRAP THE BEAR-

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BEAR ON LANAI-LIVE


FWC SET OUT THESE TRAPS AND INSIDE YOU WILL FIND A POPULAR BREAKFAST ITEM-- DONUTS.

JUST LIKE HUMANS BEARS ARE BIG INTO SWEETS.

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BEAR ON LANAI-VO


SEVERAL TRAPS ARE AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER ANDY MEUNIER SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED ON HIS LINA AFTER LETTING HIS DOG OUTSIDE.

HE TELLS US THE FIVE FOOT BLACK BEAR ATTACKED LEAVING HIM WITH A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL AND 41 STITCHES ON HIS FACE. NEIGHBORS HAVE SEEN BEARS AROUND THE AREA BEFORE BUT FWC Says THIS IS THE FIRST BEAR ATTACK ON A HUMAN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ON LANAI-SOT


Andy Meunie

Victim

14:23:42-:50*******

Truthfully, I'm just happy I got out alive. I don't care about scars I don't care about anything. I walked away with my life, and it could've been a whole lot worse Return to index of stories...


BEAR ON LANAI-LIVE


IF THIS BEAR IS CAPTURED IN THE CAGE FWC WILL EUTHANIZE THE BEAR TO PREVENT ANY POSSIBLE ATTACKS IN THE FUTURE

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GET MORE-OC-SS


SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ENCOUNTER A BEAR?

F-W-C SAYS START BY STAYING UPRIGHT --

AND BACKING AWAY SLOWLY.

YOU'LL ACTUALLY WANT TO TALK TO THE BEAR IN A CALM, ASSERTIVE VOICE.

AND MAKE SURE THE BEAR HAS A CLEAR ESCAPE ROUTE.

WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO --

IS TURN YOUR BACK -- PLAY DEAD -- CLIMB A TREE -- OR RUN.

NOT ONLY CAN BEARS RUN UP TO 30 MILES AN HOUR.

BUT AS YOU JUST SAW -- THEY CAN CLIMB 100 FEET UP A TREE IN JUST THIRTY SECONDS. Return to index of stories...


WEARTHER RATE OPEN-CLIP


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CODY FUTURE & 7 DAY-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.

Warm and humid air continues to hang over Southwest Florida on Thursday, meaning another mild start with temperatures in the 60s. Areas of dense fog will stick around for the early morning in DeSoto and Charlotte counties. Fog development in other areas including Lee and Collier counties will be not as widespread as yesterday. There will still be areas however with visibility under a half of a mile at times.

Conditions this afternoon will be partly cloudy and mainly dry, although a stray shower or two can't be ruled out. Temperatures will top out at around 80 degrees again today.

It will be another mild night with a few areas of fog and increasing cloud cover ahead of a cold front. By the afternoon and evening we will see a few showers and higher winds as the front passes.

Temperatures will begin to fall through the day on Saturday and bottom out in the 40s early Sunday morning. The weekend will be breezy and chilly with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s for most of this timeframe.

We'll begin next week with lows in the 40s and highs only in the 60s but warm slightly by Tuesday afternoon. Another front is likely early next week which will hold our temperatures below average for the foreseeable future. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-FDOT


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HOMELAND SECURITY-VOTOPS


AND THIS MORNING--

IT WILL BE STOP AND GO TRAFFIC ON MLK AND FOWLER.

YOU MIGHT BE SEEING HAZMAT---

DEPUTIES--

AND THE FBI.

LEE COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY WILL BE TRAINING FOR A TERRORIST ATTACK.

WILLARD STREET AND ROYAL PALM AVE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE EXERCISE -- IT'S EXCPECTED TO GO FROM 8-AM TO 2-PM.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THIS IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

NOW LET'S GET YOU MORE.

IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THAT TRAFFIC TODAY--

ITS BEST TO JUST AVOID THAT AREA.

IF YOU'RE HEADED NORTH OR SOUTH THROUGH FORT MYERS--

TAKE U.S. 41 AND THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE INSTEAD, BUT YOU CAN EXPECT DELAYS THERE TOO. Return to index of stories...


MORE IN THE MORNING-CLIP


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MITM-2SHOT


WE'RE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS INTO THE NEW YEAR--

AND FOR MANY--

SAVING MONEY--

IS A BIG RESOLUTION.

SO THIS MORNING--

WE WANT TO HELP YOU SUCCEED--

AND SAVE MONEY ON FOOD.

TURNS OUT--AMERICANS ARE SPENDING CLOSE TO *HALF AS MUCH ON MEALS OUTSIDE THE HOME--AS THEY ARE ON GROCERIES.

SO ABC7'S CHRIS LOVINGOOD JOINS US FOR MORE IN THE MORNING--

--CRUNCHING NUMBERS--TO TELL YOU HOW TO SAVE,

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MITM-VO IN TOUCH


THE U-S BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS REPORTS THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SPENT 600 BUCKS *A MONTH ON FOOD IN 2016.

I TALKED TO A LOCAL CHEF TO LEARN HER MONEY-SAVING SECRETS.

LOREN DANIELS OWNS LITTLE CHEFS N TRAINING IN FORT MYERS.

SHE SAYS SHE FEEDS HER OWN FAMILY OF FIVE--

--WITH AN AVERAGE SHOPPING TRIP OF 150 BUCKS.

SHE SAYS THIS WORKS FOR HER BECAUSE OF MEAL PLANNING, SHOPPING AT DIFFERENT STORES *PER GROCERY DAY, AND SALES. Return to index of stories...


MITM-SOT


"Sales for sure. Stock up when there's a sale going on. Whether its vegetables, frozen items;keep those things on hand because they are really, really important." Return to index of stories...


MITM-NAVI IN TOUCH


OH YEAH---COUPONS. DON'T FORGET THOSE.

CONSUMPER REPORTS.COM RECOMMENDS THREE WEBSITES THAT I CHECKED OUT--

COOL SAVINGS.COM

COUPONS.COM

AND GROCERY SMARTS.COM

YOU GO TO EITHER WEBSITE--AND THEY HAVE A LIST OF COUPONS YOU JUST CLICK ON--

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MITM-NAVI FULL


THE WEBSITE I FOUND TO BE THE LESS HASSLE OF THE THREE--WAS GROCERY SMARTS.

YOU DON'T NEED TO ENTER YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR SIGN UP--

YOU JUST CLICK AND PRINT--

*AND IT TELLS YOU HOW MUCH YOU'RE SAVING ALONG THE WAY. Return to index of stories...


MITM ANCHOR Q &A-3SHOT


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PARENTING ALERT-CLIP


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TEENS EATING PODS-2SHOT VO IN BAM


A WARNING THIS MORNING---

ABOUT *TEENS--

EATING LAUNDRY DETERGENT PODS.

THERES A NEW MEME ONLINE--

SHOWING TEENS EATING THOSE PODS.

SOME OF THE VIDEOS--

HAVE BEEN VIEWED NEARLY A MILLION TIMES.

BUT EVEN THOUGH ITS MOSTLY A JOKE ONLINE--

DOCTORS SAY THEYVE SEEN CASES OF TEENS--

FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH THIS. Return to index of stories...


TEENS EATING PODS-SOTVO


39-44 they can burn.your esophagos

DOCTORS SAY THOSE PODS--

ARE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR KIDS--

AND SHOULD BE KEPT WELL OUT OF REACH.

TIDE ALSO SAYING--

THEY'RE NOT FOR EATING. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER--

OFF THE JOB.

THE VIDEO THAT GOT HIM ARRESTED--

RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ2A) FIREFIGHTER ROAD RAGE-VO


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TZ 2B) CODY WEATHER TEASE-WX GFX TOPS


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BREAK TWO 6:21 AM


BREAK TWO 6:21AM Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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FIREFIGHTER ROAD RAGE-VO IN TOUCH VO FULL


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER IS ON PAID LEAVE AFTER GETTING INTO A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT WITH A TEEN -- AND THERE'S VIDEO OF IT.

POLICE SAY JON MILLER -- A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF -- STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT BEHIND TWO TEENS.

MILLER GOT OUT OF THE CAR.STARTED YELLING. AND POLICE SAY HE GRABBED THE DRIVER BY THE ARM.

THAT'S WHEN THE DRIVER PULLED OUT HIS PHONE TO RECORD.

MILLER GRABBED THE TEEN'S PHONE AND DROVE OFF.

THE TEENS USED THE "FIND MY IPHONE" APP TO TRACK IT TO MILLERS HOME.

POLICE SAY HE THEN CAME OUTSIDE WITH A GUN AND REACHED INTO THE CAR AND PULLED ONE OF THE TEENS BY HIS HAIR.

MILLER IS FACING BATTERY AND BURGLARY CHARGES. HE'S BEEN RELEASED FROM JAIL ON 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

MILLER TOLD POLICE HE APPROACHED THE TEENS AFTER THEY ATTEMPTED TO RAM HIS CAR. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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MOSQUITO DRONES-2SHOT-VO


DRONES--

VERSUS MOSQUITOS.

LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT IS EXPLORING THE IDEA OF USING DRONES TO AID IN THE FIGHT TO CONTROL THE DISEASE CARRYING PESTS.

THEY SAY USING DRONES ARE SAFER THAN SENDING INSPECTORS INTO MOSQUITO BREEDING GROUNDS-AND CAN HELP SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

WHILE ALL OF THEIR PILOTS ARE LICENSED AND READY FOR DRONE DUTY-

THEY'RE WAITING ON THE F-A-A TO FINISH WRITING REGULATIONS SPECIFIC TO MOSQUITO CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO DRONES-SOTVO


06:06 so what we're doing from an operation perspective is looking at how we could use it but then there's also the legal perspective on how it should be done 15

NO WORD ON WHEN THESE MOSQUITO CONTROL DRONES COULD START FLYING. IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE F-A-A. Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO-CLIP


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GET MORE: JOHN DAVIDSON-VO IN TOUCH VO FULL


THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION -- FINDING NEVERLAND -- CONTINUES THROUGH SUNDAY AT THE BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMANCE ARTS HALL --

AND ONE OF THE MORE NOTABLE NAMES STARRING IN THE PLAY -- SAYS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS BEEN ONE OF HIS FAVORITE STOPS ON THE SHOWS TOUR.

YOU MAY RECOGNIZE JOHN DAVIDSON FROM POPULAR TELEVISION SHOWS LIKE "HOLLYWOOD SQUARES" -- "THAT'S INCREDIBLE!" -- OR "THE TONIGHT SHOW" --

BUT THEATER -- HE SAYS -- IS HIS TRUE LOVE.

AT 76 YEARS YOUNG -- DAVIDSON IS DOING 8 SHOWS A WEEK -- FOR 45 WEEKS -- PLAYING DUAL ROLES -- CHARLES FROHMAN AND CAPTAIN HOOK -- IN FINDING NEVERLAND. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: JOHN DAVIDSON-SOTVO


06:48:55:28-06:49:09:27

"People that come to Fort Myers know theater, they know human nature, they are well read, they were one of the best audiences we've ever had. And we could hear them they were so close."

DAVIDSON CALLS "FINDING NEVERLAND" A MAGICAL SHOW ABOUT IMAGINATION -- AND ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO COME OUT AND ENJOY A WONDERFUL NIGHT OF THEATER. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: GLITTER VORTEX-NATSVO


ANOTHER SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT FINDING NEVERLAND -- IS SOMETHING CALLED "THE GLITTER VORTEX."

LAEL VAN KEUREN IS ONE OF THE STARS OF THE PRODUCTION -- AND IS THE ONLY CAST-MEMBER WHO GETS TO EXPERIENCE THE WHIRLWIND OF GLITTER IN THE PLAY.

SHE CALLS IT ONE OF THE SHOWS BIGGEST MOMENTS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: FINDING NEVERLAND INFO-SOTVO VIDBOX


06:20:57:28-06:21:06:20

"I've never experienced anything like this and also as an audience member, I like to see a lot of theater, to have never seen anything like this before. It's so beautiful."

THAT PARTICULAR STAGE IS ACTUALY BELONGS TO THE FINDING NEVERLAND TROUP.

IT TRAVELS WITH THEM--- AND TAKES ABOUT 12 HOURS TO SET UP.

AND DON'T FORGET --

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


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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HEADLINES HALF HOUR


Take 911

"I'm in the canal and my car is sinking and I have a baby in here"

A COLLIER COUNTY WOMAN---

TRAPPED IN A SINKING CAR.

HOW SHE ESCAPED WITH HER BABY--

AHEAD IN YOUR NEWS AT SIX THIRTY.

THEN--

THOSE DEADLY MUDSLIDES.

ENTIRE FAMILIES--

SWEPT AWAY--

AS THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS CONTINUES.

I'M GETTING YOU MORE---

IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


HL1) WOMAN SURVIVES CANAL-SOTVO


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HL2) CALI MUDSLIDES-VO IN TOUCH


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BUMP TO BREAK-COPYRIGHT


==================added 10/11/17=========================

CG

FULLSCREEN GENERIC

FULLSCREEN SOCIAL Return to index of stories...


BREAK THREE 6:25


BREAK THREE 6:25AM Return to index of stories...


6AM TRX-TRX CLIP


A WOMAN PAID JUST ONE PERCENT--

WHAT HER MALE COUNTERPART MADE.

AHEAD-- WE'LL GET YOU MORE--

ON THE PAY GAP--

IN HOLLYWOOD.

We saw one of our neighbors there but sadly several people are missing."

AND THE DEATH TOLL--

RISING--

AS MUDSLIDES SWALLOW HOMES--

AND WASH AWAY FAMILIES.

THEN--

THE FBI--

HAZMAT--

AND DEPUTIES--

ON YOUR DRIVE TO WORK.

THE TERRORISM TRAINING THAT COULD SLOW DOWN YOUR COMMUTE. Return to index of stories...


HL1) WALHBERG PAY GAP-VO


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HL2) CALI MUDSLIDES-SOTVO


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HL3) HOMELAND SECURITY-VO


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-3SHOT CAM 6 TOWER CAM


AND THAT HOMELAND SECURITY EVENT---

IS SOMETHING WE'LL BE WATCHING ALL MORNING--

AS IT REROUTES TRAFFIC.

GOOD MORNING IM CHRISTINA CARILLA.

AND IM GREG PARKER.

JOINED BY METEROLOGIST CODY MURPHY.

AND CODY--

WE'RE KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR FOG TOO--

BUT ITS NOT AS BAD THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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CODY ~ WEATHER-WX CTR


Warm and humid air continues to hang over Southwest Florida on Thursday, meaning another mild start with temperatures in the 60s. Areas of dense fog will stick around for the early morning in DeSoto and Charlotte counties. Fog development in other areas including Lee and Collier counties will be not as widespread as yesterday. There will still be areas however with visibility under a half of a mile at times.

Conditions this afternoon will be partly cloudy and mainly dry, although a stray shower or two can't be ruled out. Temperatures will top out at around 80 degrees again today.

It will be another mild night with a few areas of fog and increasing cloud cover ahead of a cold front. By the afternoon and evening we will see a few showers and higher winds as the front passes.

Temperatures will begin to fall through the day on Saturday and bottom out in the 40s early Sunday morning. The weekend will be breezy and chilly with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s for most of this timeframe.

We'll begin next week with lows in the 40s and highs only in the 60s but warm slightly by Tuesday afternoon. Another front is likely early next week which will hold our temperatures below average for the foreseeable future. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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WALHBERG PAY GAP-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING--THE GENDER PAY GAP IS CAUSING AN UPROAR.

A NEW REPORT ABOUT MARK WAHLBERG AND MICHELLE WILLIAMS HAS SURFACED. Return to index of stories...


WALHBERG PAY GAP-2SHOT SS VO IN BAM


BOTH ACTORS RESHOT SCENES FOR THE SAME MOVIE.

BUT MICHELLE WILLIAMS--

WAS PAID 80 DOLLARS A DAY.

WAHLBERG--

GOT 1 POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A DAY.

THEY WERE WORKING ON "ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD."

THAT MOVIE USED TO FEATURE KEVIN SPACEY.

BUT AFTER SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS SURFACED--

DIRECTOR RIDLEY SCOTT CALLED FOR A REDO.

SCOTT REPORTEDLY SAID ALL THE ACTORS AGREED TO RETURN TO WORK FOR "FREE." Return to index of stories...


WALHBERG PAY GAP-SOTVO


SOT WILLIAMS: "I said not only would I, but I'll give you back my salary if that would help and I'll give you my Thanksgiving break, if that would help."

USA TODAY IS REPORTING THAT WILLIAMS---

WHO IS REPRESENTED BY THE SAME AGENCY AS WALHBERG, "WASN'T TOLD" SHE'D BE MAKING LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF HER MALE CO-STAR'S FEE Return to index of stories...


GET MORE PAY GAP-SS IN TOUCH


BUT MICHELLE WILLIAMS--

IS NOT THE ONLY WOMAN MAKING LESS MONEY--THAN HER MALE COSTAR.

ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS --

WOMEN EARN 79 CENTS COMPARED TO EVERY DOLLAR MADE BY MEN.

*AND -- ACCORDING TO DATA FROM A "MATCH" SURVEY --89 PERCENT OF SINGLE MEN AND WOMEN AGREE 'EQUAL PAY' IS A TOP ISSUE TODAY.

ON AVERAGE --

FEMALE WORKERS WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE ARE PAID ABOUT TEN DOLLARS LESS PER HOUR THAN THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE HOLLYWOOD PAY-CG IN BAM


BUT LET'S TAKE A WIDER LOOK AT THE PAY GAP IN HOLLYWOOD.

YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE THIS NAME.

LAST YEAR--

MARK WAHLBERG TOPPED THE LIST OF THE HIGHEST PAID MALE ACTOR.

HE MADE 68 MILLION DOLLARS.

FOR THE WOMEN--

EMMA STONE MADE 26 MILLION.

BUT YOU HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWN TO NUMBER *15 ON THE MENS LIST TO GET CLOSE TO THE MONEY STONE MADE.

15TH WAS RYAN REYNOLDS--

WITH 21 POINT FIVE MILLION. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE HOLLYWOOD PAY-SS IN BAM


SOME ANALYSTS SAY THIS ISN'T GENDER --

THIS IS THE TYPE OF ROLE.

THEY'RE SAYING --

THE THREE HIGHEST PAID MALE ACTORS--

WERE IN BIG BUDGET ACTION MOVIES--

WHERE THERE ARE FEWER ROLES FOR WOMEN.

AN EXAMPLE -- JENNIFER LAWRENCE--

WHO *DID GET A PAY RAISE WHEN THE HUNGER GAMES WAS RELEASED.

THE SERIES DID SO WELL SHE WAS ABLE TO RE-NEGOTIATE FOR THE SEQUELS. Return to index of stories...


CATHERINE DENEUVE-OC-SS


FRENCH FILM ACTRESS CATHERINE DENEUVE--

IS ATTACKING THE "ME TOO" MOVEMENT.

SHE AND MORE THAN 100 OTHER WOMEN CAME OUT AGAINST THE MOVEMENT.

THEY ARE CALLING THE MOVEMENT A WITCH HUNT, AND THAT ITS GONE TOO FAR.

THEY ARGUE THE MOVEMENT ATTACKS MEN WHO MIGHT SIMPLY BE FLIRTING. Return to index of stories...


WEINSTEIN ATTACK-OC-VO


MEANWHILE---HARVEY WEINSTEIN WAS ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTED LAST NIGHT IN ARIZONA.

T-M-Z SAYS WEINSTEIN WAS LEAVING A RESTAURANT. WHEN A MAN WALKED UP TO HIM AND SLAPPED HIM TWICE IN THE FACE--

THE MAN'S FRIEND RECORDED THE INCIDENT.

A SOURCE CLOSE TO WEINSTEIN SAYS IT APPEARS THE MEN IN THE VIDEO MAY HAVE STAGED THE INCIDENT WITH THE INTENTION OF SELLING THE VIDEO.

WEINSTEIN DECIDED NOT TO FILE A POLICE REPORT.

CNN REACHED OUT TO WEINSTEIN'S REPRESENTATIVES WHO SAY THEY HAVE NO COMMENT AT THIS TIME. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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FL SANCTUARY CITIES-OC


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WILL BE LOOKING AT BANNING SANCTUARY CITIES.

MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE ARE LOOKING AT REQUIRING MUNICIPALITIES TO FOLLOW THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW.

ACCORDING TO CONGRESS, A CITY THAT PROHIBITS ITS OFFICIALS FROM PROVIDING INFORMATION TO FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES - A SANCTUARY CITY - IS VIOLATING THE LAW.

SANCTUARY CITIES, LIKE SAN FRANCISCO, BLOCK THEIR JAILS FROM TURNING OVER CRIMINAL ALIENS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR DEPORTATION.

THE FLORIDA SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE VOWED TO PASS THE ANTI-SANCTUARY CITY PROPOSAL BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK IN SESSION. Return to index of stories...


711 ICE RAIDS-OC, VO


THIS--

AS IMMIGRATION AGENTS HAVE RAIDED FOUR 7-11 STORES IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S PART OF A NATIONWIDE CRACK DOWN ON THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT WHICH FORT MYERS LOCATIONS WERE PART OF THE SWEEP.

ABOUT 100 STORES NATIONWIDE WERE TARGETED WEDNESDAY.

FEDERAL AGENTS CONDUCTING EMPLOYMENT AUDITS.

ICE SAYS OWNERS AT SOME STORES ARE HIRING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS AND PAYING THEM LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE.

IN TOTAL, 21 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED BUT NONE IN LEE COUNTY.

7-ELEVEN SAID EACH FRANCHISE IS RUN BY INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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CALI MUDSLIDES-OC-VO


THIS MORNING--

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR SURVIVORS--

AFTER THOSE DEADLY MUDSLIDES IN CALIFORNIA.

AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE HAVE DIED--

BUT MORE THAN A DOZEN ARE STILL MISSING.

AND THIS VIDEO--

CATCHING NATIONAL ATTENTION.

A MAN IN MONTECITO CALIFORNIA--

FILMED THE MOMENT A MUDSLIDE--

CAME RUSHING DOWN HIS STREET.

HE SURVIVED.

BUT AROUND THE AREA--

ENTIRE HOMES WERE RIPPED FROM THEIR FOUNDATIONS. Return to index of stories...


CALI MUDSLIDES-SOTVO


Cathy Clemen / Resident:

"I had no idea that the side of the creek was taking away our neighborhood. We saw one of our neighbors there but sadly several people are missing."

NOW---

UTILITY WORKERS ALREADY STARTING THE CLEANUP EFFORT AS MUCH OF THE TOWN IS WITHOUT POWER, WATER OR GAS, AND IT MAY BE SOME TIME BEFORE ALL 3 ARE BACK. Return to index of stories...


EMILY ON MUDSLIDES-NAVI IN TOUCH


MEANWHILE DESPARATE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THOSE MISSING --

MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR.

**aD LIB** Return to index of stories...


EMILY ON MUDSLIDES-VOTOPS


PEOPLE ARE STEPPING UP TO HELP --

SOME IN CREATIVE WAYS -- LOCAL WHALE WATCHING TOURS ARE ACTUALLY USING THEIR BOATS TO FERRY EVACUEES TO SAFETY --

THE UNITED WAY IS EXPANDING THEIR THOMAS FIRE FUND TO INCLUDE THESE MUDSLIDES --

THIS WAS THE AREA ALREADY AFFECTED BY THAT HISTORIC FIRE.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS HELPING ANIMALS FROM EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS --

THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND DIRECT RELIEF ARE ALSO HELPING --

IF YOU WANT TO HELP OUT -- I'VE GOT THE INFO FOR DONATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE --

GO TO ABC-7.COM AND CLICK ON THE GET MORE TAB. Return to index of stories...


NEW TODAY-CLIP


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TEACHER LA RALLY-OC-VO


TODAY--

A RALLY IS PLANNED IN LOUISIANA FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER--

ARRESTED AFTER SPEAKING OUT AT A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.

SHE QUESTIONING THE SUPERINTENDENT'S NEW CONTRACT AND RAISE.

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

AND THINGS ESCALATED IN THE HALLWAY.

SHE WAS HANDCUFFED--

BUT NOT CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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WOMAN SURVIVES CANAL-OC-SOTVO


A COLLIER COUNTY WOMAN SURVIVED.

AFTER DRIVING INTO A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES CANAL.

WITH A 5 MONTH OLD BABY IN THE CAR.

Take 911

"I'm in the canal and my car is sinking and I have a baby in here"

THE WOMAN SAYS HER FOOT GOT STUCK BETWEEN THE GAS AND THE BRAKE.

SHE SAYS SHE'S ALIVE TODAY BECAUSE OF ADVICE FROM THE COLLIER SHERIFF'S DISPATCHER.

SHE WAS WATCHING A FAMILY FRIEND'S CHILD THAT DAY.

AND SHE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THIS CANAL WITH THE BABY BEFORE FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.

HER HUSBAND GOT TO THE SCENE RIGHT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN SURVIVES CANAL-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

RICHARD SWINK

NICOLE'S HUSBAND

13:37

Where she was was obviously completely full of water and that's when it hit me like oh my gosh, this could've been so much worse.:47

HER HUSBAND HAPPENS TO BE A DISPATCHER FOR CCSO AS WELL. AND COULD'VE TAKEN HIS WIFE'S CALL FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE ESCAPE A CAR-KEY


NOW LET'S GET YOU MORE--

ON WHAT THAT DISPATCHER TOLD HER.

THE DISPATCHER SAID TO UNBUCKLE HERSELF. ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW. AND GET THE BABY OUT.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT EXPERTS SAY TO DO.

IF YOU HAVE KIDS IN THE CAR —

HELP THEM GET OUT FIRST —

FROM OLDEST TO YOUNGEST —

BEFORE YOU GET YOURSELF OUT.

YOU ONLY HAVE ABOUT 60 SECONDS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. Return to index of stories...


IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP


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IRMA PROPERTY TAXES-OC-VO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAWMAKER WANTS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO WERE LEFT HOMELESS BY HURRICANE IRMA.

AFTER IRMA TORE THROUGH-LOTS OF PEOPLE WEREN'T ABLE TO LIVE IN THEIR HOMES.

BUT STATE REP DANE EAGLE WANTS TO MAKE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T RETURN HOME --

EXEMPT FROM PAYING PROPERTY TAXES UNTIL THEY CAN. Return to index of stories...


IRMA PROPERTY TAXES-SOTVO


LIz Shelper/ Irma Victim /. 12:14:25 We couldn't stay there because of fear of mold. Were just now wrapping it up. We've been displaced for a while. 12;14:35

Liz / 13:14:45 That would be a tremendous help because we're having to pay for pod storage of all our belongings. 13:14:52

HE CALLS IT THE HURRICANE IRMA TAX RELIEF ACT

IT WOULD ONLY APPLY FOR HOUSES PEOPLE USE AS THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE.

IF IT'S A WINTER HOME- YOU WOULDN'T QUALIFY FOR TAX RELIEF. Return to index of stories...


IRMA FOOD TRUCK-OC-VO


IT'S BEEN OVER FOUR MONTHS SINCE HURRICANE IRMA HIT-

AND THE FINER MEATS AND EATS TRUCK IN EVERGLADES CITY THAT HAS BEEN SERVING FREE MEALS IS GETTING KICKED OUT. THE OWNER OF THE TRUCK SAYS THAT ALTHOUGH LESS PEOPLE COME TO THE TRUCK, THEY STILL SERVE ABOUT 60 TO 80 MEALS A DAY. BUT THE CITY SAYS IT'S TIME TO SAY BYE BYE. THE CITY CUT OFF THE WATER TO THE FACILITY THAT THE TRUCK IS BASED AT. THE MAYOR SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE THE WATER BILL HASN'T BEEN PAID. BUT THE TRUCK OWNER DOESN'T THINK THAT'S TRUE. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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FMYADC SUPERVISOR-KEY


A SUPERVISOR AT THE FORT MYERS YOUTH ACADEMY DETENTION CENTER-- IS ON LEAVE-

THAT'S AFTER AN INVESTIGATION FOUND HE HAD A GUN ON SITE.

THE ISSUE CAME ABOUT AFTER MATTHEW LOCKHART ESCAPED FROM THE DETENTION CENTER. HOWEVER, HE WAS FOUND A FEW HOURS LATER. WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED A GUN WAS UNCOVERED FROM A SUPERVISOR'S CAR.

THE INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED-- AND EMPLOYEES AT THE CENTER ARE BEING RETRAINED ON THE STRICT NO WEAPONS POLICY.

A SUPERVISOR AT THE FORT MYERS YOUTH ACADEMY DETENTION CENTER-- IS ON LEAVE-- AFTER AN INVESTIGATION FOUND HE HAD A GUN ON PROPERTY.

THE ISSUE CAME TO LIGHT AFTER LAST WEEK'S DETENTION CENTER ESCAPEE-- FORT MYERS POLICE FOUND MATTHEW LOCKHART A FEW HOURS LATER.

WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED-- HE HAD A GUN TAKEN FROM THE SUPERVISOR'S CAR IN THE CENTER'S PARKING LOT.

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE CONTRACTS TRUE CORE BEHAVIORAL SOLUTIONS TO RUN THE CENTER.

BOTH TOLD US IN STATEMENTS THAT THE INCIDENT WAS BEING INVESTIGATED-- AND EMPLOYEES AT THE CENTER ARE BEING RETRAINED ON THE STRICT NO WEAPONS POLICY. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER RATE OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CODY ~ FUTURE & 7 DAY-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.Warm and humid air continues to hang over Southwest Florida on Thursday, meaning another mild start with temperatures in the 60s. Areas of dense fog will stick around for the early morning in DeSoto and Charlotte counties. Fog development in other areas including Lee and Collier counties will be not as widespread as yesterday. There will still be areas however with visibility under a half of a mile at times.

Conditions this afternoon will be partly cloudy and mainly dry, although a stray shower or two can't be ruled out. Temperatures will top out at around 80 degrees again today.

It will be another mild night with a few areas of fog and increasing cloud cover ahead of a cold front. By the afternoon and evening we will see a few showers and higher winds as the front passes.

Temperatures will begin to fall through the day on Saturday and bottom out in the 40s early Sunday morning. The weekend will be breezy and chilly with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s for most of this timeframe.

We'll begin next week with lows in the 40s and highs only in the 60s but warm slightly by Tuesday afternoon. Another front is likely early next week which will hold our temperatures below average for the foreseeable future. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TEASE 4-CLIP


TWO BOYS--

INJURED IN A CRASH.

NOW--

THEIR PARENTS--

WANT TO FIND WHOSE RESPONSIBLE.

WHY THEY'RE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP--

NEXT.

PLUS.

JULIANNE LIVE TEASE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) BOYS INJURED IN CRASH-VO


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BREAK FOUR 6:39


BREAK FOUR 6:39AM Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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CAPE GOOD SAMARITAN-OC-VO


THIS MORNING ABC7 HAS A NICE FEEL GOOD STORY FOR YOU-

DOUG HUTCHINS TOOK MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS AFTER LEARNIG SOMEONE ILEGALLY DUMPED THOUSANDS OF CONCRETE IN A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY. HE VOLUNTARILY HAULED AWAY A PILE OF DUMPED CONCRETE FROM A VACANT LOT ON NORTHWEST 30TH STREET AFTER SOMEONE LEFT IT. HUTCHINS CLEANS UP CONSTRUCTION WASTE FOR A LIVING AND USED HIS PERSONAL EQUIPMENT TO DO THE LIFTING.

A FEEL-GOOD UPDATE TO A STORY NBC2 FIRST BROUGHT YOU EARLIER THIS WEEK---

A GOOD SAMARITAN IN CAPE CORAL GETS INSPIRED TO HELP OTHERS AFTER LEARNING SOMEONE ILLEGALLY DUMPED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF CONCRETE IN A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.

--VO---

DOUG HUTCHINS VOLUNTARILY HAULED AWAY A PILE OF DUMPED CONCRETE FROM A VACANT LOT ON NORTHWEST 30TH STREET.

NEIGHBORS TO THE PILE CAUGHT A MYSTERY MAN DUMPING IT THERE OVER THE WEEKEND.

HUTCHINS SAW OUR NEWSCAST AND DECIDED TO GO CLEAN UP AND MAKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD NICE AGAIN.

HE EXCAVATES AND CLEANS UP CONSTRUCTION WASTE FOR A LIVING AND USED HIS PERSONAL EQUIPMENT TO DO THE HEAVY LIFTING.

--SOT---

Doug Hutchins: Hutch's Express Services

03:38:36

"Maybe we outta go clean that up, you know, we've got the equipment, we've got the experience, so let's just go get it and haul it off for them." Dur: 06

Doug Hutchins: Hutch's Express Services

03:41:37

"It's time for everybody to make a difference." Dur: 02 Return to index of stories...


CAPE GOOD SAMARITAN-SOTVO


Doug Hutchins: Hutch's Express Services

03:38:36

"Maybe we outta go clean that up, you know, we've got the equipment, we've got the experience, so let's just go get it and haul it off for them." Dur: 06

Doug Hutchins: Hutch's Express Services

03:41:37

"It's time for everybody to make a difference." Dur: 02

HUTCHINS SAYS HE SAW OUR NEWSCAST AND DECIDED TO GO CLEAN UP AND MAKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD NICE AGAIN.

A FEEL-GOOD UPDATE TO A STORY NBC2 FIRST BROUGHT YOU EARLIER THIS WEEK---

A GOOD SAMARITAN IN CAPE CORAL GETS INSPIRED TO HELP OTHERS AFTER LEARNING SOMEONE ILLEGALLY DUMPED THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF CONCRETE IN A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY.

--VO---

DOUG HUTCHINS VOLUNTARILY HAULED AWAY A PILE OF DUMPED CONCRETE FROM A VACANT LOT ON NORTHWEST 30TH STREET.

NEIGHBORS TO THE PILE CAUGHT A MYSTERY MAN DUMPING IT THERE OVER THE WEEKEND.

HUTCHINS SAW OUR NEWSCAST AND DECIDED TO GO CLEAN UP AND MAKE THE NEIGHBORHOOD NICE AGAIN.

HE EXCAVATES AND CLEANS UP CONSTRUCTION WASTE FOR A LIVING AND USED HIS PERSONAL EQUIPMENT TO DO THE HEAVY LIFTING.

--SOT---

Doug Hutchins: Hutch's Express Services

03:38:36

"Maybe we outta go clean that up, you know, we've got the equipment, we've got the experience, so let's just go get it and haul it off for them." Dur: 06

Doug Hutchins: Hutch's Express Services

03:41:37

"It's time for everybody to make a difference." Dur: 02 Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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CODY ~ TOWER CAMS-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.Warm and humid air continues to hang over Southwest Florida on Thursday, meaning another mild start with temperatures in the 60s. Areas of dense fog will stick around for the early morning in DeSoto and Charlotte counties. Fog development in other areas including Lee and Collier counties will be not as widespread as yesterday. There will still be areas however with visibility under a half of a mile at times.

Conditions this afternoon will be partly cloudy and mainly dry, although a stray shower or two can't be ruled out. Temperatures will top out at around 80 degrees again today.

It will be another mild night with a few areas of fog and increasing cloud cover ahead of a cold front. By the afternoon and evening we will see a few showers and higher winds as the front passes.

Temperatures will begin to fall through the day on Saturday and bottom out in the 40s early Sunday morning. The weekend will be breezy and chilly with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s and 60s for most of this timeframe.

We'll begin next week with lows in the 40s and highs only in the 60s but warm slightly by Tuesday afternoon. Another front is likely early next week which will hold our temperatures below average for the foreseeable future. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-2SHOT-BOXES


NOW SOMETHING THAT COULD CAUSE A TRAFFIC HEADACHE.

TODAY---

HOMELAND SECURITY AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL TAKE PART IN A MAJOR EXERCISE -- TO TRAIN FOR A TERROR ATTACK.

IT'S HAPPENING ON THE STREETS OF FORT MYERS -- AND COULD SLOW DOWN YOUR COMMUTE TO WORK.

JULIANNE DELL JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM PALM BEACH BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET -- WHERE THAT EXERCISE IS SET TO TAKE PLACE IN JUST A FEW HOURS. Return to index of stories...


HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-LIVE


MORE THAN 20 AGENCIES FROM LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES WILL BE OUT HERE TRAINING.

THEY'VE WARNED THOSE IN THE AREA -- THIS SCENARIO WILL LOOK **VERY REAL. Return to index of stories...


HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-VO


LOCAL AUTHORITIES SAY THAT WITH RECENT TERROR SCARES, THIS IS TRAINING THAT THEY HAVE TO DO.

THEY'LL BE SWAT TEAMS, HAZMET, THE F-B-I, AND PLENTY OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

MORE THAN 200 PLAYERS WILL TAKE PART -- FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ACTORS PLAYING HOSTAGES AND CASUALTIES.

WE'RE TOLD TRAIN CARS ON RAILROAD TRACKS WILL ALSO SIMULATE A RAILROAD ATTACK.

IT'S TAKING PLACE FROM 8 A-M UNTIL 2 P-M --

WILLARD STREET AND ROYAL PALM AVE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THAT TIME. Return to index of stories...


HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFICE-LIVE


AND IF YOU'RE TRAVELING AROUND FOWLER AND M-L-K TODAY -- OFFICIALS SAY TRAFFIC WILL BE HALTED AT TIMES, SO MORNING COMMUTERS WILL WANT TO SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES TO AVOID ANY DELAYS.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, JULIANNE DELL, Return to index of stories...


PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


NOW LET'S GET YOU MORE.

IF YOU WANT TO AVOID THAT TRAFFIC TODAY--

ITS BEST TO JUST AVOID THAT AREA.

IF YOU'RE HEADED NORTH OR SOUTH THROUGH FORT MYERS--

TAKE U.S. 41 AND THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE INSTEAD, BUT YOU CAN EXPECT DELAYS THERE TOO.

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TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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LEHIGH SECURITY CHANGES-OC-VO


NEIGHBORS IN LEHIGH ACRES ARE MAKING SOME SECURITY CHANGES.

THAT'S AFTER A BUNCH OF BREAK-INS OFF OF LEE BOULEVARD.

A MOTHER OF TWO SAYS HER WALLET WAS STOLEN AND A VAPE FROM THIS S-U-V.

SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS WERE STOLEN AS WELL.

THIS IS JUST ONE OF SIX BREAK INS IN THE AREA.

ASIDE FROM THE BREAK-INS.

A CAR WAS ALSO STOLEN, HOWEVER THE KEYS WERE LEFT INSIDE THAT VEHICLE.

THE OWNER SAYS HIS CAR WAS TAKEN BY THE THIEVES AND USED TO BREAK INTO OTHER CARS.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE BURGLARIES ARE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION--

AND WOULD NOT SAY IF ANYONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SECURITY CHANGES-SOTVO


Ashley Bruno, Lehigh Acres

00:13:39 "Idc about the money missing Idc if you wanna try to max out my cards it's just a lot to have to replace my license replace my ID go and get new bank cards and there's picture in there I can't replace"

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE BURGLARIES ARE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION--

AND WOULD NOT SAY IF ANYONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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BOYS INJURED IN CRASH-OC-VO


PARENTS ARE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP-- TO FIND THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR AN ACCIDENT THAT LEFT TWO BOYS SERIOUSLY INJURED.

DEPUTIES SAY THE TWO BOYS—JUST 10 AND 12 YEARS OLD— WERE TAKING A RIDE ON THEIR POWER BIKE DOWN LUCKETT ROAD—WHEN A DUNE BUGGY DRIFTING ON PANGOLA DRIVE CRASHED INTO THEM.

THE BOYS WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE SUFFERED TWO FRACTURES ON HIS FOOT AND A CONCUSSION—THE OTHER A CUT SO DEEP IT NEEDED STAPLES.

PARENTS CONFRONTED THE BUGGY DRIVER—WHO GAVE THEM FAKE INFORMATION.

NOW THEY HAVE NO WAY OF TRACKING THEM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


BOYS INJURED IN CRASH-SOTVO


Courtney Fraser

Victim's Mother

06:50:30 "Somebody out there knows who these guys are, and we just want them to take responsibility cause we're trying to teach our kids a lesson as well in stepping up to the plate and if you do something wrong that you take responsibility for it.":43

THE BOYS ARE RECOVERING—AND THEIR PARENTS ARE NOW POSTING FLIERS AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE HOPE THAT SOMEONE MIGHT KNOW SOMETHING AND COME FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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IKEA PEEING AD-OC-VO-2SHOT


THIS MORNING--

A STRANGE NEW AD-- FOR EXPECTING MOMS.

IKEA, THE SWEDISH FURNITURE MAKER---

SAYS THEIR NEW CRIB AD--

DOUBLES AS A PREGNANCY TEST.

AND IF YOU PEE ON IT---

A SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR A CRIB IS REVEALED.

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TEASE FIVE-CLIP


A DOLL---

FOR SCIENCE FANS.

UP NEXT--

THE AMERICAN GIRL DOLL--

THAT'S GOING TO SPACE. Return to index of stories...


BREAK FIVE 6:50AM


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GMA FIRST LOOK-CLIP - PKG


GMA FIRST LOOK

IN THIS MORNING'S GMA FIRST LOOK, The teacher seen here in handcuffs in video now seen around the world is speaking out

Quick sot from new video: I'm appalled at this and you should be too

It happened Monday night. "DAY-SHUH" HARGRAVE HAD A SIMPLE QUESTION.

WHY IS HER LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD GIVING THIS GUY, THE SUPERINTENDENT, A NEARLY 30-THOUSAND DOLLAR RAISE. WHEN TEACHERS LIKE HER HAVEN'T SEEN A PERMANENT RAISE IN YEARS?

IN VIDEO FROM THE MEETING, YOU SEE SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN ABBEVILLE LOUISIANA ASKING HER TO LEAVE. SAYING THIS WAS TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS AND NOT A DEBATE.

NATS: "Is it against policy to stand!!!""Sir, do not!"

BUT NO SOONER THAN SHE WALKED OUT.

NATS. "What are you doing!!!! Screaming."

.THE SCHOOL BOARD'S MARSHAL HAD HER ON THE GROUND, IN HANDCUFFS AND UNDER ARREST.

NATS: Screams on her way out the door.

COMING UP AT 7AM WE'LL HAVE REACTION FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT AND THE SUPERINTENDENT WHO GOT THE RAISE. WITH YOUR GMA FIRST LOOK, I'M STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC NEWS ATLANTA Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) HOMELAND SECURITY TRAFFIC-VOTOPS


EXPECT SOME STOP AND GO TRAFFIC AT M-L-K AND FOWLER IN FORT MYERS THIS MORNING.

OFFICIALS AROUND LEE --

COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY WILL BE TRAINING FOR A TERRORIST ATTACK.

WITH RECENT TERROR SCARES -- OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS TRAINING THEY MUST DO.

WILLARD STREET AND ROYAL PALM AVE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE EXERCISE.

IT SHOULD LAST UNTIL ABOUT 2-PM. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) OFFSHORE DRILLING-VOTOPS


THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING FLORIDA OFF THE LIST FOR OFF SHORE DRILLING.

IF DRILLING DID HAPPEN IT WOULD AFFECT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE BENEFITS WOULD BE A BOOST IN JOB GROWTH --

AND ADDING A NEW REVENUE STREAM.

THE BIGGEST CON IS THE RISK FOR AN OIL SPILL.

NOT ONLY WOULD THAT AFFECT OUR ECOSYSTEM AND WATER --

BUT IT COULD AFFECT OUR TOURISM REVENUE. Return to index of stories...


bear attack-vo


A NORTH NAPLES MAN IS RECOVERING--

AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A BEAR ON HIS OWN LANAI.

HE HAD TO GET 40 STITCHES IN HIS FACE.

he is the first person to be attacked by a bear in southwest florida.

RIGHT NOW-- F-W-C IS USING DONUTS TO TRY TO LURE THE BEAR INTO A TRAP.

IF THE BEAR IS CAPTURES IN THE CAGE-- F-W-C WILL EUTHANIZE IT. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) MOSQUITO DRONES-VOTOPS


THE LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT IS PUSHING TO USE DRONES TO FIGHT MOSQUITOES.

THEY SAY THE DEVICES ARE SAFER THAN SENDING INSPECTORS INTO MOSQUITO BREEDING GROUNDS.

THE MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT SAYS ALL OF THEIR PILOTS ARE LICENSED AND READY FOR DRONE DUTY.

THEY'RE JUST WAITING ON THE F-A-A TO FINISH WRITING REGULATIONS SPECIFIC TO MOSQUITO CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME-VOTOPS


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING A BILL --TO ADOPT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ALL YEAR-ROUND.

IT WOULD GIVE US AN EXTRA HOUR OF SUNLIGHT AT NIGHT -- DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

IF THE BILL PASSES --

IT WOULD ALSO BRING ALL OF FLORIDA INTO THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

RIGHT NOW --

THE WESTERN PART OF THE PANHANDLE IS ON CENTRAL TIME.

IT WOULD ELIMINATE THE HASSLE OF HAVING TO RESET YOUR CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MONRING-CLIP


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STEM AMERICAN GIRL DOLL-OCSS


THERE'S A NEW ROLE MODEL ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO REACH FOR THE STARS.

LUCIANA VEGA IS AMERICAN GIRL'S 2018 GIRL OF THE YEAR.

SHE'S AN 11 YEAR OLD CHILEAN AMERICAN GIRL WHO DREAMS OF BEING THE FIRST PERSON TO WALK ON MARS.

AMERICAN GIRL IS KNOWN FOR ITS ORIGINAL LINE OF HISTORICAL DOLLS -- BOOKS AND ACCESSORIES.

BUT LUCIANA IS NOT A HISTORICAL FIGURE.

SHE'S THE FIRST CHARACTER CREATED TO ENCOURAGE AN INTEREST IN SCIENCE. TECHNOLOGY. ENGINEERING AND MATH.

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