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NOW AT SIX --

THE PRESIDENT TAKING HEAT TONIGHT FROM SOME --

OVER A SLUR ABOUT IMMIGRANT COUNTRIES.

GET MORE ON THE FALLOUT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- Return to index of stories...


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PLUS -- CLASS CONTROVERSY ---

HOW DOES DOCTOR KING'S NIECE FEEL ABOUT SCHOOL BEING HELD ON THE CIVIL RIGHT LEADER'S DAY -- IN ONE DISTRICT?? Return to index of stories...


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PLUS -- SEE HOW EASY IT IS FOR GERMS TO SPREAD AT SCHOOL --

AND HOW A SONG CAN KEEP YOUR CHILD FROM GETTING SICK.

RIGHT NOW AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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MLK DAY-SOTVO 2SH


"no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God."

IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUALY TODAY AS PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED A PROCLAMATION HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR DAY.

HE'S DOING THAT --

ONE DAY AFTER U-S SENATORS SAY HE USED VULGAR LANGUAGE -- YOU KNOW THE WORD -- DURING A CLOSED-DOOR MEETING ABOUT IMMIGRATION.

HE SAID THAT WORD ABOUT COUNTRIES FROM AFRICA.

WASN'T KIND TO HAIT EITHER.

THE FALLOUT OVER WHAT TRUMP IS ACCUSED OF SAYING-- TOPS OUR NEWS AT SIX.

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW DENIES USING THE SLUR -- BUT ADMITS TO QUOTE -- TOUGH LANGUAGE. Return to index of stories...


I'LL BE YOUR CHAMP-OTS SOT


BUT SENATOR DICK DURBIN FROM ILLINOIS WAS THERE.

SAYS HE DID.

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM WAS TOO.

HE DID NOT DENY THE WORDS IN A STATEMENT.

THE WORD --

THE PRESIDENT REFERRED TO SOME NATIONS AS "THAT WORD YOU KNOW" COUNTRIES.

SHOCKED MANY HERE IN FLORIDA.

CONSIDERING THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNED HERE DURING THE ELECTION --

AND PROMISED TO BE A CHAMPION FOR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

DONALD TRUMP

"I'm running to represent Haitian Americans and African Americans and Asian Americans and everyone who lawfully resides in our border. We're going to take care of people, we're going to take care of our people." Return to index of stories...


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HERE'S WHY IT MATTERS IN FLORIDA.

NEARLY 20-THOUSAND HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS CALL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOME.

MANY OF THOSE WE TALKED WITH-- SAY THE PRESIDENT'S ATTITUDE EXPRESSED MAKES THEM FEEL UNWELCOME.

THEY ADD --

THEY THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE DERAGATORY COMMENTS BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


SHOLE FALLOUT-SOTVO


04:10:39 Reginald Castor/Haitian

"I was very appalled but wasn't surprised or anything like that. It's expected from him. "

ALL OF THIS COMES AS NEARLY 10-THOUSAND HAITIANS HERE ARE WAITING TO GET THEIR TEMPORARY PROTECTION STATUS EXTENDED.

THAT ALLOWS THEM TO STAY HERE LEGALLY. Return to index of stories...


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GETTING YOU EVEN MORE WITH OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT--

WE WANTED TO SEE HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT -- WORKING -- DOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS HAVE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

ABC-7 WEEKEND ANCHOR BEN HENRY SPENT THE DAY GETTING YOU MORE. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRANTS IN SWFL-TOUCH


I WANTED TO SPECIFICALLY FOCUS ON OUR ECOMONY AND WORKFORCE.

AND I FOUND OUT WITHOUT THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION -- BOTH COULD TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORSE. Return to index of stories...


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BEHIND THE DOORS AT THE DEMINE IMMIRATION LAW FIRM--

YOU'LL FIND INDERA DEMINE -- AN IMMIGRANT HERSELF WHO SAYS MIGRANTS BRING BIG BUSINESS INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

14:35:11 -:20

"Immigrants contribute to social security, they contribute to the GDP, they're workers, they're filing taxes every year."

"Simply put I asked DeMine what kind of impact Immigrants have on our economy here in SWFL, on a scale of low, medium, or high."

14:34:11 -:18

"Absolutely high. Especially Florida — Florida is one of those states that's depend heavily on immigrants labor."

ONE OF THE BIGGEST INDUSTRIES -- NOT ONLY IN THE STATE -- BUT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS FARMING.

THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION -- PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THAT.

IN FACT.

JIM WALL -- WITH CAREER SOURCE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS -- IF THAT ROLE GET'S LIMITED. WE'LL BE PAYING MORE AT CHECKOUT.

"The cost of fruit, the vegetables, produce would skyrocket."

IMMIGRANTS HAVE A STRONG PRESENCE IN THE HOSPITALITY WORLD THROUGHOUT THE STATE--

THAT IN TURN--

HELPS SUPPORT THE MORE THAN 100-BILLION DOLLAR-A-YEAR TOURISM BUSINESS.

AND IF THE NUMBERS AREN'T ENOUGH -- DEMINE SAYS TAKE IT FROM HERSELF.

14:33:54 - 34:02

"As a small business owner, and a small business owner myself, i know first hand the impact immigrants have in SWFL." Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRANTS IN SWFL-TOUCH


LET'S GET YOU EVEN MORE--

ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS--

IF DACA WORKERS ARE TAKEN AWAY--

EXPERTS SAY THERE WILL BE A 433-BILLION DOLLAR REDUCTION TO OUR NATION'S G-D-P OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

CURRENTLY THERE ARE MORE THAN 680-THOUSAND DACA RECIPIENTS.

AND JUST THIS WEEK -- PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ATTEMPT TO STOP THE PROGRAM WAS STOPPED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE. Return to index of stories...


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NOW --

WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID WHAT HE SAID ABOUT HAITI AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES -- HE WAS IN A MEETING TO TALK ABOUT AN IMMIGRATION DEAL, SPECIFICALLY WHAT TO DO ABOUT DACA. Return to index of stories...


MORE: WHAT IS DACA-BAMRVL (4)


DACA STANDS FOR DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS.

IT'S SOMETHING PRESIDENT OBAMA ENACTED ON HIS OWN IN 2012.

IN SIMPLE TERMS -- IT ALLOWED UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS WHO WERE BROUGHT HERE AS KIDS -- TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY.

AFTER A BACKGROUND CHECK, THEY COULD APPLY FOR A PERMIT THAT WOULD LET THEM WORK AND STUDY IN THE U-S -- AND NOT WORRY ABOUT BEING DEPORTED. Return to index of stories...


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THOSE THAT SUPPORT DACA SAY THE PEOPLE IT HELPS DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE IN WHETHER TO COME HERE.

THEIR PARENTS BROUGHT THEM.

PLUS, DEPORTING THEM COULD HURT THE ECONOMY AND BUSINESSES.

THOSE THAT OPPOSE DACA SAY WE SHOULD NOT REWARD ANYBODY WHO COMES INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY.

AND THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA DIDN'T HAVE THE POWER TO DO THIS ON HIS OWN. Return to index of stories...


MORE: WHAT IS DACA-BAM


PRESIDENT TRUMP MADE THE DECISION TO END DACA -- AND GAVE IT A SIX-MONTH WINDOW BEFORE IT GOES AWAY.

PART OF WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WITH THESE SENATORS YESTERDAY WAS A DEAL TO SAVE IT, OR EVEN STRENGTHEN IT, GIVING A WAY FOR PEOPLE HELPED BY DACA TO BECOME LEGAL CITIZENS.

THEY CALL THEM DREAMERS. Return to index of stories...


MORE: WHAT IS DACA-BAMVO


BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS ANY DEAL THAT INCLUDES THAT HAS TO INCLUDE IMPROVEMENTS ON BORDER SECURITY, MOST LIKELY MONEY FOR A BORDER WALL. Return to index of stories...


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THE HAITIAN GOVERNMENT ISSUED A STATEMENT-- SAYING IT IS DEEPLY SHOCKED AND OUTRAGED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S COMMENTS--

WRITTEN IN FRENCH-- THE OFFICE OF HAITI'S PRESIDENT SAYS TRUMP'S COMMENT QUOTE-- "REFLECTS A TOTALLY ERRONEOUS AND RACIST VIEW OF THE HAITIAN COMMUNITY AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED STATES." Return to index of stories...


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STATE LAWMAKERS IN TALLAHASSEE ARE ALSO CONDEMNING TRUMP'S COMMENT.

FLORIDA'S FIRST LAWMAKER OF HAITIAN DESCENT WANTS TRUMP TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE OR RESIGN.

Sen. Daphne Campbell D-Miami

"If he refuse to do it, he needs to resign. He needs to resign, simple as that. I don't think he need an impeachment. I don't think he need anything. It's fairness. Enough is enough. He just needs to give his resignation as the President. He's not qualified, not fitted to be President and to represent anyone in the United States of America. American made on immigrants."

TRUMP'S COMMENT WAS ALSO REFERENCED DOZENS OF TIMES BY DEMOCRATS DEBATING IMMIGRATION REFORM IN THE STATE HOUSE THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


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MEXICO'S EX-PRESIDENT VICENTE FOX ADDRESSED HIS RESPONSE DIRECTLY TO DONALD TRUMP ON TWITTER-- SAYING QUOTE "YOUR MOUTH IS THE FOULEST BLANK HOLE IN THE WORLD--

GOING ON TO SAY-- " AMERICA'S GREATNESS IS BUILT ON DIVERSITY, OR HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN YOUR IMMIGRANT BACKGROUND, DONALD?" Return to index of stories...


BEZOS DREAMERS-OTS VO


THE HEADS OF AMAZON, FACEBOOK AND OTHER BIG TECH COMPANIES HAVE SIGNED A LETTER -- DEMANDING PROTECTION FOR THE DREAMERS I MENTIONED.

IMMIGRANTS BROUGH HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN THEY WERE KIDS AND DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE.

THEY THINK DEPORTING THE DREAMERS WILL HURT THEIR WORK FORCE.

AND NOW --

AMAZON C-E-O JEFF BEZOS AND HIS WIFE-- ARE DONATING 33 MILLION DOLLARS TO A DREAMERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

BEZOS SAYS HIS ADOPTED FATHER CAME TO THE U-S FROM CUBA --

AND DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK ENGLISH. Return to index of stories...


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COLLIER MLK DAY REAX-TOUCH


DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR'S NIECE VISITED COLLIER COUNTY TODAY-- DAYS BEFORE THE COLLIER SCHOOL DISTRICT PLANS ON HOLDING CLASS ON THE DAY HONORING HER UNCLE.

ABC7'S RISA MORRIS ASKED HER WHAT SHE THINKS ABOUT THE SCHOOL BOARD'S DECISION Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MLK DAY REAX-PKG


IT HASN'T BEEN WITHOUT CONTROVERSY.

IN THE MONTHS SINCE THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED TO HOLD SCHOOL ON DR. MLK JR DAY.

PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE HAVE MADE THEIR VOICES HEARD.

LAUREN TOBAL

46;16

I feel like there probably chosen been a different day chosen to make that up. :22 tz

SANDY LONG

43:32

I understand the school system has to go with what the government says to get so many days in so they are trying to fill those in.:39

THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAD TO MAKE A NEW ACADEMIC CALENDAR TO MAKE UP DAYS LOST TO HURRICANE IRMA.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS VOTED TO HAVE CLASS ON MLK DAY.

AND PRESIDENTS DAY.

THIS YEAR.

AND DOCTOR KING JR'S NIECE. SAYS SHE ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDS.

DR ALVEDA KING

50:22

I was not so surprised because of the reasons. I've been in education. I was a college professor for 19 years.;28

DR KING SAYS SHE KNOWS THE DISTRICTS HAVE TO MEET CERTAIN GUIDELINES.

KING

50:32

I wasn't surprised that sometimes regulations will step in the way.:37

THE COLLIER SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ALLOWING PARENTS TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN HOME. WITHOUT PENALTY.

AND MANY SCHOOL BANDS WILL STILL BE PARTICIPATING IN COLLIER COUNTY'S MLK DAY CELEBRATION.

DR. KING HOPES TEACHERS USE THE DAY TO TEACH ABOUT HER UNCLE.

KING

50:08

Maybe the school children will have a day on and if they are in school they can talk about mlk.:13 tz

50:14

If their parents opt out to take that excused absence, maybe they can celebrate in that way as well.:19

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COLLIER MLK DAY REAX-TOUCH


THE DISTRICT SAYS PARENTS CAN KEEP THEIR kids HOME MONDAY-- AND IT WON'T COUNT AS AN ABSCENCE.

NEITHER LEE NOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE HOLDING CLASSES ON MONDAY, Return to index of stories...


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CAPE STREETSCAPE PREVIEW-OTS MAP VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

WE'RE NOW LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY-- FROM GROUNDBREAKING ON CAPE CORAL'S SOUTHEAST 47TH TERRACE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.

THE PLAN CALLS FOR RAISED INTERSECTIONS --

A ROUNDABOUT --

WIDER SIDEWALKS --

AND SEWER AND WATER UPGRADES.

WHILE THE PROJECT DOES INCREASE PARKING IN THE AREA --

IT WILL ELIMINATE ABOUT 100 ON-STREET PARKING SPOTS ON THE TERRACE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STREETSCAPE PREVIEW-SOTVO


13:43:06-20 Kelley Hammond/Owner Steel Magnolias Salon

"I'm just worried about my customers and business going down because of it i mean i cant afford for business to go down for a road that really doesn't need to be done "

13:02:33-40 Phillip Brittany/Manager Big Blue Brewing

"i think its going to make the place look nicer, going to be a central point of Cape Coral now"

IF YOU'RE WONDERING ABOUT EVENTS THAT NORMALLY HAPPEN IN THAT AREA --

LIKE THE FARMERS MARKET --

THEY WILL ALL STILL HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR AN ARMED BANK ROBBER.

POLICE SAY THIS MAN-

HAD A GUN-

AND ROBBED THE FIFTH THIRD BANK OFF DEL PRADO-

NOT FAR FROM VETERANS MEMORIAL PARKWAY.

CAPE POLICE SAY THE GUNMAN RAN NORTH FROM THERE-- BUT DON'T KNOW IF HE MAY HAVE HAD A GET-AWAY CAR WAITING.

ONCE COPS CLEARED THE CRIME SCENE--CUSTOMERS WERE SHOCKED TO HEAR WHY THEIR BANK WAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANK ROBBERY-SOTVO


07:43:14 no name

"How scary for them in their. It must have been awful. Oh my God."

07:46:11 Bob Hamway Cape Coral, FL

"I think two hours ago I was thinking of coming. So that's pretty interesting. So you would have been here? Yeah I would have been here."

POLICE SAY THEY CONSIDER THIS MAN ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA LAWSUIT DISMISSED-VO


NEW AT SIX --

SOME LEE COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE CONSIDERING THEIR NEXT STEP -- AFTER A JUDGE TOSSED OUT A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL.

THE MATLACHA CIVIC ASSOCATION SUED -- TRYING TO STOP THE CITY FROM ANNEXING LAND ALONG PINE ISLAND ROAD.

A LEE COUNTY JUDGE SAID THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION HAD, WHAT'S LEGALLY CALLED, NO STANDING.

BASICALLY -- SAYING THEY WERE BASING THEIR SUIT NOT OVER FACTS, BUT FEAR OF WHAT CAPE MAY DO WITH THE LAND. Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA LAWSUIT DISMISSED-SOTVO


060101 Renata Jeffers, Matlacha

" hopefully this is not the end of it but if they're gonna do something just consider our residents here as well"

064319 Megan Alcober, Matlacha

"only time will tell what actually happens you know. It's not going to happen today but time will tell."

SOME THINK INCORPORATING ALONG WITH SAINT JAMES CITY AND BOKEELIA -- WOULD PROTECT AGAINST THE ANNEXATION.

BUT THE CITY ALREADY OWNS THE LAND. Return to index of stories...


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TZ1A FLU AT SCHOOL-SOTVO


OOH RIGHTHERE Look at that oh my god! ***

THE FLU AT SCHOOL.

WE SHOW JUST HOW FAST YOUR KIDS SPREAD IT --

AND THE ONE THING THEY CAN DO TO KEEP FROM BRINGING IT HOME. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B PET AMNESTY-VO


SNAKES, LIZARDS HEDGEHOGS. OH MY. GET MORE ON HOW YOU CAN GIVE BACK YOUR EXOTIC PET.SO IT DOESN'T END UP IN THE WILD. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH


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WEATHER-WXWALL


A few isolated showers tonight remaining breezy, warm and humid ahead of the front. Overnight the skies will clear and the winds will become more Northwesterly setting us up for a cool weekend. Saturday will be breezy, cool with a mix of sun and clouds. Once the winds relax on Saturday night, temperatures will plummet to the low 40s by Sunday morning and upper 30s inland. Temperatures remain cool on Sunday as well and it remains dry. Monday morning will be another cold start. Much of next week will be below average temperature wise, breezy and dry. Return to index of stories...


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NEW TONIGHT --

A BURMESE PYTHON IS UNDER ARREST!

OFFICERS FROM THE PEMBROKE PINES POLICE DEPARTMENT POSED WITH THE PYTHON -- AFTER WRANGLING IT OFF A HIGHWAY.

HERE'S WHAT WENT DOWN.

AN OFF-DUTY CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL OFFICER WAS THE ONE WHO SPOTTED THE SNAKE.

HE CALLED A POLICE OFFICER-- WHO DECIDED TO CALL IN BACK-UP TO CAPTURE THE 12 AND A HALF FOOT ANIMAL.

THE SNAKE WAS TAKEN TO THE POLICE STATION UNTIL IT COULD BE REMOVED. Return to index of stories...


PET AMNESTY DAY-WIPE VO


BURMESE PYTHONS ARE INVASIVE SPECIES.

THEY DON'T BELONG IN FLORIDA.

BUT THEY'RE POPULAR AS PETS.

WHEN THEY GET TOO BIG -- THOUGH -- PEOPLE OFTEN SET THEM FREE.

BUT THAT'S ILLEGAL-- AND CREATES A LOT OF PROBLEMS FOR THE FLORIDA ECOSYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


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TO AVOID THAT --

FISH AND WILDLIFE WILL BE HOLDING AN EXOTIC PET AMNESTY DAY.

YOU CAN TURN IN ANY NON-NATIVE SPECIES -- NOT JUST BURMESE PYTHONS -- THAT YOU NO LONGER WANT TO KEEP.

AND THE AGENCY WILL TRY TO PLACE THEM INTO OTHER HOMES.

THAT'S THIS SATURDAY--

FROM TEN TO TWO--

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FLU AT SCHOOL-TOUCH


TONIGHT-- ALABAMA HAS DECLARED A "STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY" -- AND CLASSES ARE CLOSED IN NORTH CAROLINA AND IDAHO AS THE VIRUS SPREADS.

YESTERDAY-- WE SHOWED YOU HOW TO REDUCE YOUR CHANCES OF CATCHING THE FLU AT WORK.

TODAY-- ABC'S T-J HOLMES IS GETTING MORE ON KEEPING YOUR KIDS HEALTHY AT SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


FLU AT SCHOOL-PKG


IN IDAHO AN ENTIRE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHUTTING DOWN BECAUSE OF THE FLU.AND IN NORTH CAROLINA - THIS SCHOOL - CLOSED - AFTER 160 KIDS FELL ILL.THE CDC SAYS FLU IS MOST DANGEROUS TO CHILDREN UNDER FIVE - BECAUSE THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE NOT AS DEVELOPED AS THOSE OF OLDER CHILDREN.

SO IF ONE OF YOUR CHILD'S CLASSMATES IS SICK ? HOW QUICKLY IS THAT VIRUS LIKELY TO SPREAD? IN 2014 - OUR PAULA FARIS TESTING JUST THAT - WITH A GROUP OF NEW JERSEY FOURTH GRADERS.

USING A HARMLESS POWDER, CALLED GLO-GERM. IT SPREADS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ON SURFACES - LIKE A VIRUS WOULD.

a powder that we're gonna put on your hands.

YOU CAN'T USUALLY SEE IT - ONLY - UNDER ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.AND ONE HOUR AFTER PUTTING THE POWDER ON JUST TWO STUDENTS, IT SPREAD TO *EVERY* *SINGLE* CHILD IN THE CLASSROOM.

OOH RIGHTHERE Look at that oh my god! ***

WE BROUGHT IN FAMILY DOCTOR MIKE VARSHAVSKI - TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK. HE SAYS ALL THAT SPREAD? COULD BE DUE TO SHARING

I touched Julia's pencil. / You touched Julia's pencil

Oh look at that !

BUT MOST STRIKING ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT.MOST OF THE CHILDREN TRANSFERED THE POWDER TO THEIR FACES.WHERE IT CAN ENTER THEIR BODY.

You can see you rubbed your nose right there.

AND DR MIKE REMINDS US - THE FLU - DOESN'T JUST SPREAD BY TOUCH - IT TRAVELS BY AIR, TOO.

DR. MIKE: You're also not accounting for the germs that are coming out of their mouths, when the kids are talking, sneezing on each other.

SO, THAT FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE? YEP-- HAND WASHING. BUT THE KEY: MAKE SURE THEY KNOW *HOW* -

TJ: It's hard enough to get them to remember to do it, but when they do it, what should they keep in mind to make sure they are doing it right?

DM:Its important they spend enough time doing it.and whats a song every kid knows? happy birthday.sing it twice through and that means you washed your hands long enough

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THIS IS THE LATEST LOOK AT THE FLU FROM THE C-D-C--

YOU CAN SEE IT'S STILL VERY ACTIVE IN THE WEST AND SOUTH--

BUT HERE IN FLORIDA-- THERE'S MINIMAL ACTIVITY.

THE C-D-C SAYS IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE'RE PAST THE PEAK TRANSMISSION PERIOD-- WHICH PROBABLY HAPPENED FROM CHRISTMAS TO NEW YEAR'S-- AS TRAVELERS AND FAMILIES WERE PACKED IN CLOSE QUARTERS. Return to index of stories...


DERMATOLOGY SCREENINGS-VO CG


SOME DERMATOLOGISTS SAY --

NOW IS THE TIME TO GET SCREENED FOR SKIN CANCER.

HERE'S WHY.

YOUR SKIN IS USUALLY PALER DURING WINTER --

SO IT'S EASIER TO SPOT NEW GROWTHS.

WITH THAT GOAL IN MIND --

THE FLORIDA SKIN CENTER IN CAPE CORAL IS HOLDING A "GET YOUR SKIN IN THE GAME" EVENT.

IT'LL OFFER HEAD-TO-TOE SCREENINGS TOMORROW--

FROM EIGHT UNTIL ONE.

ONLY YOUR INSURANCE WILL BE CHARGED -- THERE'S NO CO-PAYS.

THE OFFICE IS ON DEL PRADO-- JUST SOUTH OF THE CORONADO PARKWAY INTERSECTION. Return to index of stories...


FB FEED CHANGES-OTS VO


FACEBOOK IS OVERHAULING ITS FOR Facebook has been tinkering with the formula that decides what posts you see.

THE NEW FEED WILL FAVOR "MEANINGFUL INTERACTIONS" WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY OVER PAGES AND CONTENT FROM PUBLISHERS. CONTENT THAT SPARKS CONVERSATION WILL DO BETTER -IF YOU INTERACT WITH YOUR FRIENDS OR YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE, THEY'LL RANK HIGHER.

CONTENT THAT PEOPLE CONSUME PASSIVELY WILL RANK LOWER.

THAT MEANS THAT PUBLISHERS - FROM SMALL BUSINESSES TO CNN - COULD SEE THEIR REFERRAL TRAFFIC, REACH AND VIDEO WATCH TIME DECREASE. Return to index of stories...


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TZ2A FSW FIRST RESPONDER-VO


COLLEGE HOOPS FOR FREE.

GET MORE ON WHO F-S-W IS GIVING A GOLDEN TICKET TO --

AND WHAT IT HAS TO DO WITH HURRICANE IRMA. Return to index of stories...


WORLD NEWS TEASE-SOTTOPS


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TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP


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7PM TZ1) TIDE POD CHALLENGE-NATSVO-WIPE


NATS OF CHALLENGE

A HORRIFYING NEW TREND--

SENDING DOZENS OF TEENS TO THE E-R.

AHEAD AT SEVEN--

WHY KIDS ARE PUTTING TOXIC DETERGENT PODS IN THEIR MOUTH!! Return to index of stories...


7PM TZ2) FGCU SEXUAL MISCONDUCT INVESTIGATION-SSTO


PLUS --

WE TOLD YOU A FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HAD RESIGNED.

NOW WE KNOW.

AT 7 --

WAIT TIL YOU HEAR WHAT INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS TEXTING STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


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FSW FIRST RESPONDERS-OC VO


THE F-S-W BASKETBALL TEAM IS HAVING AN INCREDIBLE SEASON.

THE MEN ARE 17-1 -- RANKED 5TH IN THE COUNTRY!

AND NOW THE TEAM IS GIVING BACK -- OFFERING FREE TICKETS TO FIRST RESPONDERS.

EACH FIRST RESPONDER AND THREE MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY --

GET IN FREE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

IT'S A FOUR O'CLOCK GAME --

AGAINST SAINT PETE COLLEGE.

SCHOOL LEADERS FELT THE NEED TO SAY THANK YOU -- FOR WHAT THESE FIRST RESPONDERS DID IN SEPTEMBER WHEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAS GETTING CRUSHED! Return to index of stories...


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Joe Turner Director of Institutional Promotions and Development

" The things they did during hurricane Irma they put their own lives on hold to help us. and make sure we were all safe they do a fantastic job each and every day so it was our way to thank them and pay them back."

THE GAME STARTS AT FOUR TOMORROW --

AT THE ARENA ON CAMPUS. Return to index of stories...


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