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HEADLINES BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VO IN BAM, VOFULL
1) TRUMP IMMIGRATION-VO IN TOUCH BEAR ATTACK FOLO-SOT,VO
2) TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOT,VO GET MORE: CHRIS-VO IN OTS
4) MARYLAND PATIENT LEFT IN COLD-VOTOPS GET MORE: CHRIS-SOT,VO
NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
GOOD MORNING-4SHOT TEASE FOUR
GENEFORECAST-CLIP WEATHER-WX CTR
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR NEWS AT 9 REOPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP OPENING BELL-LIVETOPS
TRUMP IMMIGRATION-SOT,VO GENEFORECAST-CLIP
TRUMP IMMIGRATION-VO IN BAM, VOFULL TRACKING RAIN-WX CTR
1) President Trump's Remark-vo DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
TRUMP IMMIGRATION-SOT,VO,SS TRUMP IMMIGRATION-SS IN TOUCH, LIVE IN TOUCH
TOSS TO EMILY-2SH WITH BAM TRUMP IMMIGRATION-LIVE
GET MORE: EMILY-SS IN BAM, VOTOPS TRUMP IMMIGRATION-PKG
RUBIO, BUSH RESPOND-OC,VO,VO TRUMP IMMIGRATION-LIVE
1) Bush Response-vo IMMIGRATION Q & A-BOXES
GET MORE: EMILY-SS IN BAM, FSTOPS GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK
GET MORE: HAITI ANNIVERSARY-VO IN OTS GET MORE: EMILY-SS IN TOUCH
TRUMP HEALTH CHECK-OC GET MORE: EMILY-SOTVO, OC
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP GET MORE: PLACE OF HOPE IN HAITI-2SHOT
TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOT,VO GET MORE: PLACE OF HOPE IN HAITI-PHONER
TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-VO IN OTS GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK
TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOT,VO TRUMP HEALTH CHECK-OTS
GET MORE: TAMIFLU-SS IN TOUCH GET MORE: REQUIRED?-OTS
GET MORE: KIDS CLASSROOM-OC,VO GET MORE: PRES PHYS HISTORY-OC
NEW DETAILS-CLIP GET MORE: DEETS ON DR OZ 2016-OC
MAJOR STORMS OUT EAST-OC,VO GET MORE: MENTAL HEALTH-OC
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP GET MORE: MAGAZINE COVER-WIPE-VOTOPS
CHARCO FIRE BATTALION-SOT,VO NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
CHARCO FIRE BATTALION-SS IN TOUCH, VOFULL TEASE FIVE
CHARCO FIRE BATTALION-SOT,VO 1) FACEBOOK FEED CHANGE-SS IN TOUCH
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ
TEASE ONE NAPLES DAILY NEWS-PKG
WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ CRIMEWATCH PROMO-SOTTOPS
NEW TODAY-CLIP CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
FILING TAXES-2SHOT, BOXES CROSSTALK-3 SH W BAM
FILING TAXES-LIVE FORECAST-WX WALL
FILING TAXES-vo, sqbox CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP
1) Filing Taxes-vo FACEBOOK FEED CHANGE-OTS
2) Taxes, Paychecks-vo GET MORE: EMILY-TOUCH
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP GET MORE: EMILY-TOUCH
TEASE TWO CHROME PARENTAL RIGHTS-VO IN OTS
1) MCDONALDS FIGHT-NATSVO NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
2) BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VO WAHLBERG PAYOUT-OC
CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP WAHLBERG PAYOUT-PKG
CROSSTALK INTO WX-3 SH W BAM WAHLBERG PAYOUT-OC
FORECAST-WXWALL ESTERO COACHES MONEY-OC,VO
PARENTING ALERT-CLIP IMMOKALEE VIGIL-OC,SOT,VO
KIDS AND COUGH MEDICINE-OTS NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP
CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP TEASE SIX
MCDONALDS FIGHT-NATSVO 1) CHECKS STOLEN-VO
MCDONALDS FIGHT-VO IN TOUCH 2) CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-SOT,VO
MCDONALDS FIGHT-SOT,CG 2020-SOTTOPS
MARYLAND PATIENT LEFT IN COLD-OC,VO THE VIEW PROMO-SOTTOPS
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP NEW DETAILS-CLIP
MATLACHA LAWSUIT-OC CHECKS STOLEN-OC,VO
MATLACHA LAWSUIT-PKG CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-OC,SOT,VO
MATLACHA LAWSUIT-OC TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP TS1) RESPONSE TO TRUMP-VO-SS
TEASE THREE TS2) MATLACHA LAWSUIT DISMISSED-VOTOPS
1) BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VO-WIPE TS3) MCDONALDS FIGHT-VOTOPS
2) GET MORE: CHRIS-VOTOPS TS4) BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VOTOPS
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP FINAL WEATHER-3SH, WX
BEAR ATTACK FOLO-SOT,VO CLOSE-3 SHOT


HEADLINES


THE PRESIDENT'S EXPLITIVE COMMENTS---

TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM.

BUT NOW--- HE SAYS--- THIS ISN'T THE LANGUAGE HE USED.

NEXT AT NINE--

THE COMMENTS SOME ARE CALLING RACIST--

AND STRAIGHT UP VULGAR.

Anna Marie Judson/FM

09:17:58

" I got shivery and a cold and I just didn't feel right.

THE FLU--- SWEEPING THE NATION BY STORM.

AND MEDICINE TO FIGHT IT OFF--

IS FLYING OFF THE SHELVES.

PLUS--- THIS VIDEO--- GOING VIRAL---

AND CAUSING UPROAR--

AFTER A DISCHARGED HOSPITAL PATIENT WAS FOUND--

IN HER GOWN AND NEW SHOES--

ON THE COLD STREETS OF MARYLAND. Return to index of stories...


1) TRUMP IMMIGRATION-VO IN TOUCH


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2) TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOT,VO


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4) MARYLAND PATIENT LEFT IN COLD-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 9 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-4SHOT


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

I'M GREG PARKER.

AND I'M CHRISTINA CARILLA!

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC7.

WE STORM WARN SEVEN METEORLOGIST CODY MURPHY---

AND EMILY BURRIS.

EMILY--- THE BIG STORY TODAY---

THE PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS ABOUT OTHER COUNTRIES---

THATS RIGHT---- THOSE COMMENTS---

IS TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM.

COMING UP AT NINE---

WHAT TALK SHOW HOSTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS.

AND CODY--- KIND OF A MUGGY START THIS MORNING.

BUT THINGS ARE SHAPING UP TO CHANGE THIS WEEKEND--- Return to index of stories...


GENEFORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Forecast: Evening showers before a cool weekend

Weather this morning in Southwest Florida won't be that much different from the past few days. You'll head out the door to mild temperatures in the 60s with some areas of fog. A light breeze this morning should limit fog a bit more than the past couple of days.

The cold front we've been talking about for the past few days will arrive this evening after temperatures climb back to around 80 degrees in the early afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy around lunchtime and progress to mostly cloudy by sunset. Expect late afternoon and early evening showers as the front passes over us.

The chillier air will take some time to filter in across our area so tonight will only see lows in the upper 50s and low 60s under cloudy skies. Clouds clear out on Saturday and we'll spend most of the day in the 60s. Windy weather is expected all weekend as the chillier air rushes in.

Temperatures will bottom out in the low to mid 40s Saturday night with a few inland locations briefly seeing the upper 30s. Highs will remain in the 60s on Sunday.

We'll warm up a few degrees on Monday and Tuesday and could even see some areas reach the low 70s but this warming trend will not last long. Another front is set to arrive in the middle of next week that will send temperatures back down to well below average. Pretty much all of this weekend and next week will be below our mid-January averages for temperatures. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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TRUMP IMMIGRATION-SOT,VO


:06-15

REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE IILENA ROS- LEHTIAN FROM MIAMI---

COMMENTING ON THE PRESDIENTS REMARKS ON "EXPLETIVE COUNTRIES."

BUT NOW--- THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING--- HE DIDN'T SAY THAT. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP IMMIGRATION-VO IN BAM, VOFULL


THOSE COMMENTS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES ARE SENDING SHOCKWAVES FROM WASHINGTON---

TO OTHER CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.

DEMOCRATS AND SOME REPUBLICANS--- EXPRESSING THEIR OUTRAGE AND DISSAPOINTMENT.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT DENYING THE PRESIDENTS COMMENTS.

SOURCES TELL ABC NEWS WHEN LAWMAKERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFED PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THEIR DACA IMMIGRATION PLAN--

HIS RESPONSE TO RESTORING PROTECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS FROM HAITI AND SEVERAL AFRICAN COUNTRIES WAS--

" WHY ARE WE HAVING ALL THESE PEOPLE FROM ***EXPLETIVE*** COUNTRIES COME HERE?"

PROPOSING INSTEAD THAT THE U.S. SHOULD BRING IN MORE PEOPLE FROM COUNTRIES LIKE NORWAY."

SOME SAY--

IT WAS A SETBACK TO THE BIPARTISAN DACA IMMIGRATION PLAN. Return to index of stories...


1) President Trump's Remark-vo


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TRUMP IMMIGRATION-SOT,VO,SS


sen. richard blumenthal/ ct

this remark by the president of the united states smacks of blatant racism. the most odious and insidious racism masking poorly as immigration policy.

THE WHITE HOUSE SHOWS NO SIGN OF BACK-PEDALING.

THEIR OFFICIAL RESPONSE---

"PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FIGHTING FOR PERMANENT SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE OUR COUNTRY STRONGER BY WELCOMING THOSE WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OUR SOCIETY, GROW OUR ECONOMY AND ASSIMILATE INTO OUR GREAT NATION."

ON TWITTER, THE PRESIDENT POINTED BLAME AT HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS WRITING---

"The Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country." Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO EMILY-2SH WITH BAM


BUT THIS MORNING --

THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING BACK AGAINST REPORTS OF THESE REMARKS.

EMILY BURRIS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY OVERNIGHT --

SHE JOINS US NOW WITH THE LATEST --

THE PRESIDENT FIRED OFF A SERIES OF TWEETS THIS MORNING -- Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-SS IN BAM, VOTOPS


EXPANDING ON THE DACA NEGOTIATIONS AND IMMIGRATION REFORM --

AND ESSENTIALLY BLAMING DEMOCRATS FOR FORCING A BUDGET SHUTDOWN --

HE SAYS HE WANTS A BORDER WALL FUNDED --

ALONG WITH A MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM --

BUT THE PRESIDENT IS POINTING THE FINDER AT DEMOCRATS THREATENING A SHUTDOWN OVER A DACA DEAL --

SAYING THEY WANT TO LET DRUGS AND CRIME INTO OUR COUNTRY.

IN HIS MOST RECENT TWEET --

THE PRESIDENT SAID "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" Return to index of stories...


RUBIO, BUSH RESPOND-OC,VO,VO


FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO---

IS RESPONDING.

LETS GET YOU MORE ON WHAT HE SAID.

HE SENT OUT SEVEN TWEETS LATE LAST NIGHT.

IN ONE OF THEM--

"The decision on whether to allow someone to immigrate here should be based primarily on who they are,not where they are coming from"

HE ALSO SAID FLORIDA IS HOME TO MANY PEOPLE FROM EL SALVADOR AND HAITI.

RUBIO SAID SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE--

HAVE HAD KIDS WHO HAVE GROWN UP TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR OUR NATION.

FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR -- JEB BUSH SPOKE ABOUT IT TOO.

HE SAID IN PART.

QUOTE "I hope today's comments were just a crass and flippant mistake, and do not reflect the hateful racism they imply." Return to index of stories...


1) Bush Response-vo


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GET MORE: EMILY-SS IN BAM, FSTOPS


AND THIS MORNING --

THE U-N HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE IS RESPONDING --

SPOKESMNA RUPERT COLVILLE SPEAKING IN GENEVA TODAY --

SAYING --

QUOTE." I'M SORRY, BUT THERE'S NO OTHER WORD ONE CAN USE BUT RACIST.

YOU CANNOT DISMISS ENTIRE COUNTRIES AND CONTINENTS AS SH*THOLES."

HE SAID TRUMP'S COMMENTS ARE "SHOCKING AND SHAMEFUL" IF CONFIRMED. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: HAITI ANNIVERSARY-VO IN OTS


EMILY--- THANKS.

AND LIKE CHRISTINA SAID JUST MOMENTS AGO---

TODAY-- HAITI MARKS THE 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEADLY 7-POINT-0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE---

KILLING MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND--

AND DISPLACING NEARLY A MILLION MORE.

THE HAITIAN EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON WILL HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THE EARTHQUAKE THAT DEVASTATED THEIR COUNTRY IN 2010. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP HEALTH CHECK-OC


AND IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THIS----

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL GET HIS FIRST MEDICAL CHECKUP AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF TODAY.

ONE YEAR INTO HIS PRESIDENCY ---

THE 71-YEAR-OLD IS THE OLDEST PERSON EVER TO ASSUME THE JOB.

TODAY - PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HEAD TO WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER FOR HIS PRESIDENTIAL PHYSICAL.

HE'LL BE EXAMINED BY A TEAM OF SPECIAL DOCTORS -- OVERSEEN BY PRESIDENTIAL DOCTOR -- RONNY JACKSON. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOT,VO


09:41:32-42

"It's miserable. I don't know ya sweat, ache, fevers, pain. All you wanna do is sleep and lay around all day."

RIGHT NOW IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

WE ARE SEEING A SPIKE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES OF THE FLU--

WITH A HIGHER NUMBER OF CASES BEING REPORTED THAN AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-VO IN OTS


THAT MEANS--- ONE MEDICATION-- TAMIFLU---

HAS BEEN FLYING OFF STORE SHELVES.

SEVERAL C-V-S PHARMACIES AND OTHER LOCALLY-OWNED PHARMACIES SAY THEY DON'T HAVE ANY MORE TAMIFLU.

THE GOOD NEWS THOUGH IS YOU CAN STILL GET IT.

OTHER PHARMACIES SAY THEY HAVE A NORMAL SUPPLY OF THE DRUG.

PHARMACISTS SAY TO GET THE MEDICATION RIGHT AWAY IF YOU WANT TO AVOID FEELING THE WORST SYMPTOMS OF THE FLU. Return to index of stories...


TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOT,VO


Denise Traficante/PharmD

09:05:50-58

"Once the viral load basically gets to a certain point, the medicine just can't combat the amount that's actually being produced by the virus."

PHARMACISTS SAY THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT AGAINST THE FLU IS TO GET THE FLU SHOT --

THEY SAY IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET ONE OF THOSE IF YOU HAVEN'T. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: TAMIFLU-SS IN TOUCH


NOW LET'S GET YOU MORE ON TAMIFLU.

IT IS AN ANTIVIRAL DRUG--

THAT ATTACKS THE FLU VIRUS.

IT WON'T CURE YOU--

BUT IT CAN HELP REDUCE YOUR SYMPTOMS.

YOU CAN GET IT IN TWO WAYS.

THE FIRST--A PILL.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT STRENGTHS YOUR DOCTOR CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN.

FOR PATIENTS WHO CAN'T SWALLOW PILLS---

LIKE KIDS--

THERE IS A LIQUID VERSION.

THAT ONE HAS TO BE REFRIGERATED. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: KIDS CLASSROOM-OC,VO


GETTING YOU MORE.

SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE CLOSING SCHOOL DOORS--

BECAUSE OF THE FLU EPIDEMIC.

IN ALABAMA--- THEY HAVE DECLARED A "STATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY."

SO IF ONE OF YOUR KIDS CLASSMATES IS SICK--

HOW QUICKLY IS THE VIRUS LIKELY TO SPREAD?

ABC NEWS DID AN EXPERIMENT---

USING A HARMLESS POWDER, CALLED GLO-GERM.

IT SPREADS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ON SURFACES - LIKE A VIRUS WOULD.

ONE HOUR AFTER PUTTING THE POWDER ON JUST TWO STUDENTS---

IT SPREAD TO *EVERY* *SINGLE* CHILD IN THE CLASSROOM.

MOST OF THE CHILDREN TRANSFERED THE POWDER TO THEIR FACES--

WHERE IT CAN ENTER THEIR BODY.

EVERYBODY 6 MONTHS OF AGE OR OVER NEEDS TO GET A FLU SHOT.

IF YOUR CHILD IS 6MOS - 8 YEARS AND THEY ARE GETTING THEIR FIRST FLU SHOT---

THEY NEED TWO FLU SHOTS---

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NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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MAJOR STORMS OUT EAST-OC,VO


THIS MORNING--

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THOSE MISSING--

AFTER THE CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES.

AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE HAVE DIED--

BUT THAT NUMBER COULD GO UP.

ON THURSDAY THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAID 48 PEOPLE WERE MISSING.

HE LATER REVISED THE NUMBER TO EIGHT --

BUT SAY AS MANY AS 43 COULD STILL BE UNACCOUNTED FOR.

THESE DEADLY MUDSLIDES CAME AFTER THE THOMAS FIRE -- THE LARGEST IN STATE HISTORY.

HEAVY RAINS TRIGGERED MUDSLIDES IN SCORCHED AREAS, STRIPPED OF VEGETATION.

AUTHORITIES SAY NEARLY 600 STRUCTURES ARE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED FROM THE MUDSLIDES. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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CHARCO FIRE BATTALION-SOT,VO


"ah hey"

"he's got a gun in hand, in hand."

THIS MORNING--- WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF.

HE WAS ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING A TEEN--

IN A FIT OF ROAD RAGE. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIRE BATTALION-SS IN TOUCH, VOFULL


JON MILLER WAS ARRESTED ON MONDAY FOR BATTERY AND BURGLARY.

WE WENT THROUGH HIS PERSONAL FILE.

WE DISCOVERED HE WAS DEMOTED IN 2009---

FOLLOWING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.

HE WAS FOUND VIOLATING RULES OF CONDUCT AND CHAIN OF COMMAND.

THE FINDINGS SHOWED " A PATTERN OF BEHAVIOR THAT WAS SEVERELY LACKING IN JUDGEMENT, PROFESSIONALISM, AND LEADERSHIP."

IT WENT ON TO SAY THE ENVIRONMENT THAT EXISTED UNDER HIM WAS INTIMIDATING, CHAOTIC, AND BELLIGERENT.

HE WAS DEMOTED TO LIEUTENANT---

HAD TO TAKE PART IN AN ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM---

AND HAVE QUARTERLY EVALUATIONS.

MILLER IS FACING CHARGES -- AFTER HE APPEARED TO STEAL A TEENAGERS CELL PHONE AND GRABBED ONE BY THE HAIR AFTER AN APPARENT ROAD RAGE. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIRE BATTALION-SOT,VO


Matteo /Victim

2 40 44

"Ridiculous we thought these people were supposed to be protecting us but now they're attacking us"

THIS DECISION WAS OVERTURNED AFTER AN ARBITRATOR FOUND THE COUNTY TOOK TOO LONG TO DISCIPLINE MILLER AFTER FINDING OUT ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS.

ITS STILL UNCLEAR WHAT STARTED THE INCIDENT.

THE TEENS SAY THEY DON'T KNOW.

WE'VE TRIED TO SPEAK WITH MILLER, BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD TO LEAVE.

HE'S ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PENDING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE ONE


RAIN IS COMING FOR THE WEEKEND --

YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ


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NEW TODAY-CLIP


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FILING TAXES-2SHOT, BOXES


TAXPAYERS—YOU MIGHT *UNKNOWINGLY GIVE MORE OF YOUR MONEY TO THE

GOVERNMENT THIS YEAR.

THERE'S SOME INFORMATION YOU'LL NEED SO YOU'RE NOT OVERPAYING FROM YOUR PAYCHECK.

ABC7'S CHRIS LOVINGOOD IS LIVE WITH A TAX PREPARER IN FORT MYERS—

GETTING YOU MORE ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOUR EARNINGS.

CHRIS—- Return to index of stories...


FILING TAXES-LIVE


THE I-R-S RELEASED A NEW TAX WITHOLDING TABLE FOR EMPLOYERS TO

START USING *BEFORE FEBRUARY 15TH.

THIS MEANS *YOU THE WORKER COULD SEE BIGGER PAYCHECKS AS EARLY AS

NEXT WEEK--

--BUT THAT ALSO MEANS POSSIBLY PAYING THE GOVERNMENT MORE MONEY

THAN YOU SHOULD

JOE CLOOS WITH LIBERTY TAX IS HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW TO AVOID THIS.

HOW CAN THEY?

TALK ABOUT W-4 FORMS--WORKERS ARE STILL UNDER THE 2017 VERSION--

--BUT THERE'S A NEW ONE ON THE WAY?

UNTIL THESE NEW FORMS DROP--WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE DO?

FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SELF-EMPLOYED--WHAT DO THEY DO?

THESE CHANGES WE'VE DISCUSSED HAVE COME FROM THE NEW TAX

OVERHAUL--BUT PEOPLE SHOULD *ALWAYS REVISIT THEIR W-4s EVERY YEAR,

RIGHT?

IS THERE A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT THIS TAX OVERHAUL PEOPLE

SHOULD KNOW? Return to index of stories...


FILING TAXES-vo, sqbox


THE I-R-S RELEASED A NEW TAX WITHOLDING TABLE FOR EMPLOYERS TO START USING *BEFORE FEBRUARY 15TH.

THIS MEANS *YOU THE WORKER COULD SEE BIGGER PAYCHECKS AS EARLY AS

NEXT WEEK--

--BUT THAT ALSO MEANS POSSIBLY PAYING THE GOVERNMENT MORE MONEY THAN YOU SHOULD

JOE CLOOS WITH LIBERTY TAX IS HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW TO AVOID THIS.

HOW CAN THEY?

TALK ABOUT W-4 FORMS--WORKERS ARE STILL UNDER THE 2017 VERSION--

--BUT THERE'S A NEW ONE ON THE WAY?

UNTIL THESE NEW FORMS DROP--WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE DO?

FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SELF-EMPLOYED--WHAT DO THEY DO?

THESE CHANGES WE'VE DISCUSSED HAVE COME FROM THE NEW TAX

OVERHAUL--BUT PEOPLE SHOULD *ALWAYS REVISIT THEIR W-4s EVERY YEAR, RIGHT?

IS THERE A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT THIS TAX OVERHAUL PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW?

AGAIN--EMPLOYERS HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 15TH TO USE THE NEW TAX WITHOLDING TABLE--

--AND FOR YOU TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE PAYING THE GOVERNMENT YOUR FAIR SHARE--

--THE IRS' UPDATED TAX WITHOLDING CALCULATOR WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


1) Filing Taxes-vo


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2) Taxes, Paychecks-vo


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NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE TWO


NATS OF FIGHT

CHAOS---- BEHIND THE COUNTER.

MCDONALDS EMPLOYEES FIGHTING--

CAUGHT ON CAMERA--

ONE--- EVEN PULLING OUT A GUN!

PLUS--- A BEAR THAT ATTACKED NAPLES MAN---

IS STILL ON THE LOOSE!

AT 9:23-- GET MORE ON WHY BLACK BEARS--

AREN'T GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON. Return to index of stories...


1) MCDONALDS FIGHT-NATSVO


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2) BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VO


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CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-3 SH W BAM


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Forecast: Evening showers before a cool weekend

Weather this morning in Southwest Florida won't be that much different from the past few days. You'll head out the door to mild temperatures in the 60s with some areas of fog. A light breeze this morning should limit fog a bit more than the past couple of days.

The cold front we've been talking about for the past few days will arrive this evening after temperatures climb back to around 80 degrees in the early afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy around lunchtime and progress to mostly cloudy by sunset. Expect late afternoon and early evening showers as the front passes over us.

The chillier air will take some time to filter in across our area so tonight will only see lows in the upper 50s and low 60s under cloudy skies. Clouds clear out on Saturday and we'll spend most of the day in the 60s. Windy weather is expected all weekend as the chillier air rushes in.

Temperatures will bottom out in the low to mid 40s Saturday night with a few inland locations briefly seeing the upper 30s. Highs will remain in the 60s on Sunday.

We'll warm up a few degrees on Monday and Tuesday and could even see some areas reach the low 70s but this warming trend will not last long. Another front is set to arrive in the middle of next week that will send temperatures back down to well below average. Pretty much all of this weekend and next week will be below our mid-January averages for temperatures. Return to index of stories...


PARENTING ALERT-CLIP


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KIDS AND COUGH MEDICINE-OTS


THE LABEL ON KIDS COUGH SYRUP--

IS CHANGING.

TO PREVENT SERIOUS CASES OF MEDICATION OVERDOSE---

HYDROCODONE BASED COUGH SYRUPS ARE NO LONGER RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 18.

WITH AMERICA'S OPIOID CRISIS MAKING HEADLINES--

THE F-D-A'S DECISION TO CHANGE LABELS SHOULD PREVENT PARENTS FROM EXPOSING THEIR KIDS TO UNNECESSARY OPIOIDS.

PLUS--DOCTORS SAY COUGH SYRUPS AREN'T NECESSARILY THE ANSWER.

THE BEST THERAPY FOR A COUGH IS STILL REST AND PLENTY OF HYDRATION. Return to index of stories...


CAUGHT ON CAMERA-CLIP


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MCDONALDS FIGHT-NATSVO


:14 -:18

NATS: " Jason, No! Jason, No!"

THESE TWO CAPE CORAL MCDONALDS WORKERS ARE OUT OF A JOB.

FIRED--- FOR FIGHTING.

ONE THEM---- EVEN HAD A GUN! Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS FIGHT-VO IN TOUCH


CUSTOMERS RAN OUT OF THE MCDONALD'S ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD AFTER IT HAPPENED LAST MONDAY.

IT'S A BUSY MICKEY DEES----

RIGHT NEXT TO A HIGH SCHOOL.

THE MAN WHO RECORDED THE FIGHT SAYS---

THE TWO WORKERS STARTED YELLING -- AND IT TURNED PHYSICAL FAST.

IN FRONT OF CUSTOMERS-- THE TWO BEGAN TO WRESTLE --

AS ANOTHER EMPLOYEE YELLS FOR THEM TO STOP.

ONE--- EVEN PULLED OUT A GUN!

WITNESSES SAY THEY WERE AFRAID THE EMPLOYEE WOULD START SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS FIGHT-SOT,CG


STEPHEN CIFERRI

WINTESS

49:23-28

"As they were fighting, the bigger dude pulled out the gun and started hitting him with the gun."

51:33-35

"Obviously I didn't want to get shot."

51:42-44

"We're trying to go to McDonald's and, you know, not end our lives."

IN A STATEMENT THE MCDONALD'S OWNER TELLS ABC7----

''The two people involved in the altercation on 1/1 are no longer employed by my organization. Customer and employee safety are our top priority, and we have zero tolerance for violence and weapons at our restaurant," Return to index of stories...


MARYLAND PATIENT LEFT IN COLD-OC,VO


SHOCKING VIDEO OUT OF MARYLAND THIS MORNING.

A DISCHARGED HOSPITAL PATIENT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA---

LEFT OUTSIDE ON THE COLD STREETS OF BALTIMORE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SYSTEM SAYS--- THEY ARE "SHOCKED."

IMAMU BARAKA POSTED THIS VIDEO OF THE SITUATION ON FACEBOOK.

HE SAYS HE SAW THE PATIENT WEARING ONLY A HOSPITAL GOWN AND SOCKS.

THE UINDENTIFIED WOMAN WAS JUST DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

THE SYSTEM ISSUED A RESPONSE SAYING THEY'RE TAKING THIS MATTER VERY SERIOUSLY---

AND THEY'RE CONDUCTING A THOROUGH REVIEW. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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MATLACHA LAWSUIT-OC


A LEE COUNTY JUDGE IS DISMISSING THE CASE BETWEEN THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL---

AND THE MATLACHA CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

THE GROUP ON MATLACHA FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE CITY IN JANUARY OF LAST YEAR--

FIGHTING THE ANNEXATION OF LAND ON PINE ISLAND ROAD.

ABC7'S JESSE PAGAN FOUND OUT WHY THE JUDGE THREW THE CASE OUT. Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA LAWSUIT-PKG


nats

Cash register ding

BUSINESS IS GOING WELL ON MATLACHA.

Renata Jeffers, Matlacha

060122 it was very busy during Christmas and New Years

BUT IT'S THIS CONSTANT FLOW OF CUSTOMERS PEOPLE ON MATLACHA SAY COULD DWINDLE--

NOW THAT CAPE CORAL CAN MOVE FORWARD IN ITS ANNEXATION.

Renata

055940 I think it was a mistake to dismiss it for sure 5943

A LEE COUNTY JUDGE IS DISMISSING THE PETITION FILED BY THE MATLACHA CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

IN HIS ORDER--

JUDGE KYLE EXPLAINS THERE IS NO REAL MATERIAL DANGER COMING FROM THE ANNEXATION--

LISTED BY THE ASSOCIATION.

Renata

060022 I'm not sure if there's anything we can do. I know that certain people would like to see Pine Island incorporated and maybe that could be something 0031

INCORPORATION IS ONE OF THE NEXT POSSIBLE OPTIONS TO FIGHT THE ANNEXATION.

Nats

Swings and baby

MEGAN ALCOBER LIVES ON PINE ISLAND.

SHE SAYS INCORPORATION IS THE WAY TO GO.

Megan Alcober, Pine Island

064213 I think it kind of is time to kind of become our own city or incorporate in some sort 4217

A MOVE SHE AND RENATA HOPE COULD GIVE THEIR COMMUNITIES THE CIVIL AND LEGAL BRAUN THEY WANT.

AS THEY ALSO CONSIDER THIS MIGHT BE THE END OF THE ROAD.

Renata

060101 hopefully this is not the end of it but if they're gonna do something just consider our residents here as well 0109 Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA LAWSUIT-OC


JESSE PAGAN REPORTING.

THE PLAINTIFFS HAVE 30 DAYS TO APPEAL THE DECISION.

BECAUSE OF THIS--

THE CITY TELLS US THEY RESPECTFULLY DECLINE TO COMMENT THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE THREE


RIGHT NOW---

THE SEARCH CONTINUES--

FOR A BEAR--

AFTER IT ATTACKED A NAPLES MAN!

NEXT-- GET MORE WHY YOU ARE SEEING MORE AND MORE BLACK BEARS--

IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


1) BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VO-WIPE


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2) GET MORE: CHRIS-VOTOPS


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NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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BEAR ATTACK FOLO-SOT,VO


Rachel Plisko/North Naples

3130 even though I know they're here when I see them it surprises me you're like wow

RIGHT NOW--- FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE ARE HOPING TO CATCH A BLACK BEAR.

THIS--- AFTER IT ATTACKED A NORTH NAPLES MAN--

LEAVING HIM WITH A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL--- AND 41 STITCHES! Return to index of stories...


BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VO IN BAM, VOFULL


RIGHT NOW--- FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE ARE HOPING TO CATCH A BLACK BEAR.

THIS--- AFTER IT ATTACKED A NORTH NAPLES MAN--

LEAVING HIM WITH A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL--- AND 41 STITCHES!

F-W-C SAYS THIS IS ESPECIALLY CRITICAL THIS MORNING-- BECAUSE ITS TRASH DAY.

THIS VIDEO YOUR SEEING RIGHT NOW IS OF ONE OF THOSE BEARS IN THE AREA.

YOU CAN SEE THE BEAR POKING AROUND THE SCREEN --

EVEN LEAVING SOME HOLES ON THIS POOL SCREEN.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY SEE BEARS ALMOST EVERYDAY--

AND ITS USUALLY A MAMA BEAR AND HER THREE CUBS.

BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL A MAN WAS ATTACKED TUESDAY THAT THEY REALLY BECAME NERVOUS.

WITH SEVERAL TRAPS PLACED OUT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD---

PEOPLE ARE RELYING ON THEIR TRASH TO HELP CATCH THE BEAR. Return to index of stories...


BEAR ATTACK FOLO-SOT,VO


Derek Patridge

3515 they usually come at night on trash days so they can rummage through all our trash and pick out the stuff they like and spread it all over the neighborhood.

Rachel Plisko

3240 it's scary when you have a child and you have animals and a lot of the neighbors have animals and they get aggressive

F-W-C SAYS THEY BELIEVE IT WAS THE MAMA BEAR WHO ATTACKED ON TUESDAY.

BUT THEY WILL COLLECT DNA TO CONFIRM THAT.

ONCE THE BEAR IS CONFIRMED ---

F-W-C WILL EUTHANIZE THE BEAR TO PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS FROM HAPPENING Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: CHRIS-VO IN OTS


GETTING YOU MORE.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE REPORTS AN INCREASE OF BEARS IN FLORIDA IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.

F-W-C TAKES 5-THOUSAND CALLS A YEAR ABOUT BEAR SPOTTINGS.

ADULT BLACK BEARS CAN POTENTIALLY WEIGH UP TO 600 POUNDS.

THEY MOSTLY LIVE IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE STATE.

BUT AS DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES TO HAPPEN IN THEIR HABITATS--

EXPERTS SAY BLACK BEARS WILL FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO TO FIND THEIR FOOD--LIKE *YOUR

NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: CHRIS-SOT,VO


"There's times bears have come up to my window and they're just eating there,

IF YOU SEE A BEAR--KEEP DISTANCE FROM IT.

IF YOU *ENCOUNTER THE BEAR--STAND UPRIGHT WITH YOUR ARMS RAISED--

AND BACK UP SLOWLY WHILE SPEAKING TO THE BEAR IN A CALM AND ASSERTIVE VOICE.

IT MIGHT ALSO BE A GOOD IDEA TO INVEST IN BEAR SPRAY. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FOUR


ABC7 HAS COMPLETE COVERAGE---

AFTER THE PRESIDENTS COMMENTS-- ON IMMIGRANTS FROM "EXPLETIVE" COUNTRIES.

BUT NOW--- HE IS SAYING--- HE DIDN'T MAKE THOSE COMMENTS.

NEXT AT 9:30--- WE GET YOU MORE WITH WHAT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE SAYING ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID. Return to index of stories...


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.

U.S. STOCK FUTURES ARE POINTING UP.

FACEBOOK SHARES FELL MORE THAN 4 PERCENT PRE-MARKET TODAY -- AFTER IT ANNOUNCED MAJOR CHANGES TO ITS NEWS FEED. BUT SOME ANALYSTS ARE EXPECTING IT TO BOUNCE BACK.

THE DOW, S&P 500 AND NASDAQ HAVE BEEN HITTING NEW HIGHS NEARLY EVERY DAY OF 2018. Return to index of stories...


GENEFORECAST-CLIP


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TRACKING RAIN-WX CTR


Forecast: Evening showers before a cool weekend

Weather this morning in Southwest Florida won't be that much different from the past few days. You'll head out the door to mild temperatures in the 60s with some areas of fog. A light breeze this morning should limit fog a bit more than the past couple of days.

The cold front we've been talking about for the past few days will arrive this evening after temperatures climb back to around 80 degrees in the early afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy around lunchtime and progress to mostly cloudy by sunset. Expect late afternoon and early evening showers as the front passes over us.

The chillier air will take some time to filter in across our area so tonight will only see lows in the upper 50s and low 60s under cloudy skies. Clouds clear out on Saturday and we'll spend most of the day in the 60s. Windy weather is expected all weekend as the chillier air rushes in.

Temperatures will bottom out in the low to mid 40s Saturday night with a few inland locations briefly seeing the upper 30s. Highs will remain in the 60s on Sunday.

We'll warm up a few degrees on Monday and Tuesday and could even see some areas reach the low 70s but this warming trend will not last long. Another front is set to arrive in the middle of next week that will send temperatures back down to well below average. Pretty much all of this weekend and next week will be below our mid-January averages for temperatures. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TRUMP IMMIGRATION-SS IN TOUCH, LIVE IN TOUCH


PRESIDENT TRUMP'S COMMENTS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES ARE SENDING SHOCKWAVES ACROSS THE WORLD.

BUT NOW--- THE PRESIDENT SAYS--- THAT WASN'T THE LANGUAGE HE USED.

FROM WASHINGTON--- TO OTHER CORNERS OF THE GLOBE--

DEMOCRATS AND SOME REPUBLICANS ARE EXPRESSING THEIR OUTRAGE AND DISSAPOINTMENT.

ABC'S LANA ZAK IS IN WASHINGTON--- WITH MORE.

LANA--- Return to index of stories...


TRUMP IMMIGRATION-LIVE


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TRUMP IMMIGRATION-PKG


THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT DENYING THE PRESDIENT'S COMMENTS CHARACTERIZING SOME COUNTRIES WITH A CURSE-WORD.

SOURCES TELL ABC NEWS THAT WHEN LAWMAKERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFED PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THEIR DACA IMMIGRATION PLAN,

HIS RESPONSE TO RESTORING PROTECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS FROM HAITI AND SEVERAL AFRICAN COUNTRIES WAS,

" WHY ARE WE HAVING ALL THESE PEOPLE FROM ***EXPLETIVE*** COUNTRIES COME HERE?"

PROPOSING INSTEAD THAT THE US SHOULD BRING IN MORE PEOPLE FROM COUNTRIES LIKE NORWAY.

IT WAS A SETBACK TO THE BIPARTISAN DACA IMMIGRATION PLAN.

SOT GRAHAM: WE HAVE NO AGREEMENT WITH THE PRESIDENT.

BUT IT WAS ALSO A DEFINING MOMENT FOR THE PRESIDENT.

OUTRAGE SWIFT.SEN RICHARD BLUMENTHAL ON MSNBC

CT

THIS REMARK BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SMACKS OF BLATANT RACISM. THE MOST ODIOUS AND INSIDIOUS RACISM MASKING POORLY AS IMMIGRATION POLICY.

UTAH CONGRESSWOMAN MIA LOVE, BOTH A REPUBLICAN AND THE CHILD OF HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS, CALLED THE PRESIDENT'S WORDS DIVISIVE AND TALKED ABOUT HER PARENTS, SAYING:

THEY WORKED HARD, PAID TAXES, AND ROSE FROM NOTHING TO TAKE CARE OF AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEIR CHILDREN. THE PRESIDENT MUST APOLOGIZE."

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE SHOWS NO SIGN OF BACK-PEDALING. THEIR OFFICIAL RESPONSE?

"PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FIGHTING FOR PERMANENT SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE OUR COUNTRY STRONGER BY WELCOMING THOSE WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OUR SOCIETY, GROW OUR ECONOMY AND ASSIMILATE INTO OUR GREAT NATION."

AND ON TWITTER, THE PRESIDENT POINTED BLAME AT HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS WRITING,

"The Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country." Return to index of stories...


TRUMP IMMIGRATION-LIVE


The president is commenting on Twitter several times this morning writing the 'language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough but this was not the language used what was really tough was the outlandish proposal made a big setback for DACA.' LANA ZAK, ABCNEWS WASHINGTON Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION Q & A-BOXES


AND LANA, WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS CANCELLED HIS UPCOMING VISIT TO LONDON—IS THIS RELATED TO THIS CONTROVERSY? Return to index of stories...


GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK


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GET MORE: EMILY-SS IN TOUCH


AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE LATE NIGHT HOSTS HAD A FIELD DAY WITH THIS ONE --

IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY LAST NIGHT --

HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-SOTVO, OC


KIMMEL 1:59 "LISTEN IM SURE THE FACT THAT COUNTRIES HE DESCRIBED AS SH*THOLES ARE MOSTLY POPULATED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR AND THE IMMIGRANTS FROM NORWAY ARE NOT IS A COINCIDENCE BECAUSE IF IT ISNT IT MEANS WE VOTED FOR A REAL RACIST AND WE HAVE TO GET PITCHFORKS AND CHASE HIM OUT OF THE WHITEHOUSE" 2:14

/ BUTT TO /

TREVOR:00 "I DONT KNOW HOW TO BREAK THIS TO YOU -- BUT I THINK THE PRESIDENT MIGHT BE RACIST.":06

/ BUTT TO /

COLBERT:54 "SIR -THEY'RE NOT SH*THOLE COUNTRIES. FOR ONE -- DONALD TRUMP ISN'T THEIR PRESIDENT" 1:03

HOLLYWOOD ALSO REACTED TO THE COMMENTS --

SINGER JOHN LEGEND ALSO CALLING THE RESIDNET A RACIST --

WHILE COMEDIAN BILLY EICHNER SAID HE'S NOT FIT TO SERVE --

SOME LIKE DIRECTOR JUDD APATOW GOING SO FAR AS TO SAY --

TRUMP AND HIS BRAND SHOULD BE BOYCOTTED. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: PLACE OF HOPE IN HAITI-2SHOT


WE HAVE COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THESE COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT.

THE HAITIAN-AMERICAN POPULATION IN SOUTH FLORIDA. SITS AT ABOUT 300-THOUSAND.

JOINING US NOW ON THE PHONE -- IS BRIAN HUNTER WITH "A PLACE OF HOPE IN HAITI". IT'S A NON-PROFIT GROUP HELPING CHILDREN OF HAITI REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

THANKS FOR TALKING TO US BRIAN.

*AFTER HEARING THESE ALLEGED COMMENTS. MADE BY THE PRESIDENT. HOW DO YOU FEEL? Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: PLACE OF HOPE IN HAITI-PHONER


*HAITIAN LEADERS HAVE COME FORWARD SINCE THE COMMENTS WERE RELEASED -- REQUESTING AN EXPLANATION. AND CONDEMNING THE WORDS HE USED. HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOUR EFFORTS TO HELP KIDS SUCCEED?

*TODAY MARKS 8 YEARS SINCE THAT DEADLY 7.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE THAT KILLED MORE THAN 200,000 PEOPLE IN HAITI. TALK ABOUT THE PROGRESS THE COUNTRY HAS MADE SINCE THEN. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE-CLIP DO NOT TRACK


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TRUMP HEALTH CHECK-OTS


TODAY--

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SCHEDULED FOR A PHYSICAL.

IT'S HIS FIRST ONE SINCE BECOMING PRESIDENT.

HE'S HEADED TO WALTER REED NATIONAL MILITARY MEDICAL CENTER FOR THAT CHECKUP.

HIS CHECKUP COMES AMID RECENT QUESTIONS OF HIS HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: REQUIRED?-OTS


PRESIDENT TRUMP, LIKE ALL AMERICANS, HAS THE RIGHT UNDER FEDERAL LAW TO KEEP HEALTH INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC.

BUT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS PROMISED A PUBLIC REPORT ON THE EXAM.

WHILE PRESIDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A PHYSICAL -- OR RELEASE THE RESULTS, IT HAS BECOME STANDARD PRACTICE. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: PRES PHYS HISTORY-OC


LETS GET YOU MORE --

FOR AT LEAST 50 YEARS -- IT'S BEEN STANDARD PRACITICE FOR THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF TO GET A PHYSICAL -- ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT A FORMAL REQUIREMENT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PHYSICAL SUMMARY NOTED THINGS LIKE EYE SIGHT -- HIS EARS -- NOSE AND THROAT -- AND EVEN HIS STRUGGLE TO QUIT SMOKING.

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH'S PHYSICALS SHOWED HE WAS IN EXCELLENT HEALTH -- DESPITE ENJOYING THE OCCASIONAL CIGAR AND DIET SODA. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: DEETS ON DR OZ 2016-OC


THE MOST INFORMATION THE PUBLIC HAS RECEIVED ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HEALTH WAS FROM CANDIDATE TRUMP WHEN HE APPEARED ON THE DOCTOR OZ SHOW TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

TRUMP HANDED DR. OZ A LETTER FROM HIS PERSONAL DOCTOR-- DETAILING BASIC INFORMATION LIKE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS AND BLOOD PRESSURE.

THE REPORT ALSO NOTED TRUMP HAS NO FAMILY HISTORY OF PREMATURE CARDIAC ARREST. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: MENTAL HEALTH-OC


ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT'S EXAMINATION WILL DETAIL HIS PHYSICAL CONDITION -- IT'S NOT EXPECTED TO BE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE PRESIDENT'S MENTAL FITNESS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: MAGAZINE COVER-WIPE-VOTOPS


AND THIS MORNING--

A NEW LOOK AT TIME MAGAZINE'S MOST RECENT COVER.

THE ILLUSTRATION DEPICTS TRUMP SCREAMING AS HIS YELLOW HAIR IS ON FIRE.

THE CAPTION SIMPLY READS "YEAR ONE." Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE FIVE


FACEBOOK---- IS CHANGING UP YOUR FACEBOOK FEED!

AFTER WEATHER-- WHAT YOU WILL SEE MORE OF--

STARTING AS SOON AS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


1) FACEBOOK FEED CHANGE-SS IN TOUCH


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WEATHER TEASE-WX TZ


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


NAPLES DAILY NEWS-PKG


NO TRANSCRIPT Return to index of stories...


CRIMEWATCH PROMO-SOTTOPS


CRIMEWATCH DAILY PROMO Return to index of stories...


CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-3 SH W BAM


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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.Forecast: Evening showers before a cool weekend

Weather this morning in Southwest Florida won't be that much different from the past few days. You'll head out the door to mild temperatures in the 60s with some areas of fog. A light breeze this morning should limit fog a bit more than the past couple of days.

The cold front we've been talking about for the past few days will arrive this evening after temperatures climb back to around 80 degrees in the early afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy around lunchtime and progress to mostly cloudy by sunset. Expect late afternoon and early evening showers as the front passes over us.

The chillier air will take some time to filter in across our area so tonight will only see lows in the upper 50s and low 60s under cloudy skies. Clouds clear out on Saturday and we'll spend most of the day in the 60s. Windy weather is expected all weekend as the chillier air rushes in.

Temperatures will bottom out in the low to mid 40s Saturday night with a few inland locations briefly seeing the upper 30s. Highs will remain in the 60s on Sunday.

We'll warm up a few degrees on Monday and Tuesday and could even see some areas reach the low 70s but this warming trend will not last long. Another front is set to arrive in the middle of next week that will send temperatures back down to well below average. Pretty much all of this weekend and next week will be below our mid-January averages for temperatures. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP


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FACEBOOK FEED CHANGE-OTS


FACEBOOK IS OVERHAULING ITS NEWS FEED.

THE CHANGE WILL PRIORITIZE WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE AND COMMENT ON--

WHILE DE-EMPHASIZING CONTENT FROM ADVERTISERS AND PUBLIC BRANDS.

EMILY BURRIS IS HERE WITH MORE ON THE CHANGES -- ALREADY UNDERWAY! Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-TOUCH


OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS-- YOU WILL SEE FEWER VIRAL VIDEOS AND NEWS ARTICLES ON YOUR FEEDS.

C-E-O MARK ZUCKERBERG EXPLAINED THE CHANGE IN A FACEBOOK POST LAST NIGHT --

WRITING --

"recently we've gotten feedback from our community that public content -- posts from businesses, brands and media -- is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other."

IN FACT -- HE SAYS --

"The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being."

THIS COMES AFTER A YEAR WHERE FACEOOK FOUND ITSELF IN HEADLINES

ABOUT FAKE NEWS -- ELECTION MEDDLING -- AND SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION!

BUT THESE CHANGES COULD HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON BUSINESSES -- WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A PLATFORM WITH MORE THAN 2- BILLION USERS

PUBLISHERS AND COMPANIES THAT RELY ON FACEBOOK CONTENT TO DRIVE SALES OR CUSTOMERS COULD SEE A BIG SHIFT IN THEIR FACEBOOK TRAFFIC -- AND THEIR BOTTOM LINE. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: EMILY-TOUCH


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CHROME PARENTAL RIGHTS-VO IN OTS


AND STARTING TODAY---

GOOGLE CHROME'S PARENTAL CONTROL PROGRAM IS BEING PHASED OUT.

GOOGLE SAYS NEW INTERNET SUPERVISION FEATURES ARE IN THE WORKS TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME---

THE COMPANY IS OFFERING A REPLACEMENT OPTION.

USERS ARE BEING DIRECTED TO A NEW GOOGLE CHROME PROGRAM FOR ANDROID DEVICES CALLED 'FAMILY LINK.'

THE PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE IN FOUR COUNTRIES -- INCLUDING THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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WAHLBERG PAYOUT-OC


THIS MORNING-- NEW DEVELOPMENTS INTO WHY ACTOR MARK WAHLBERG WAS PAID SO MUCH MORE THAN HIS COUNTERPART IN THE NEW MOVIE "ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD."

ABC'S DIANE MACEDO HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


WAHLBERG PAYOUT-PKG


NAT CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD: I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO SPARE.

OVERNIGHT. ANOTHER SCANDAL SURROUNDING RIDLEY SCOTT'S KIDNAPPING DRAMA "ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD"

NAT MICHELLE WILLIAMS/ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD: I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY.

USA TODAY REPORTING THAT MARK WHALBERG REFUSED TO APPROVE CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER AS THE LAST MINUTE REPLACEMENT FOR KEVIN SPACEY- UNLESS WAHLBERG WAS PAID A MILLION AND A HALF DOLLARS TO RESHOOT HIS SCENES.

WAHLBERG'S LAWYER REPORTEDLY VETEOED PLUMMER UNTIL THE DEMAND FOR THE MILLION PLUS PAYMENT WAS MET.

THAT PAYMENT HAS BECOME THE SOURCE OF CONTROVERSY AFTER IT WAS REPORTED THAT WAHLBERG WAS PAID ONE THOUSAND TIMES MORE FOR THE RE-SHOOT THAN HIS FEMALE CO-STAR MICHELLE WILLIAMS.

WILLIAMS, WHO WAS NOMINATED FOR A GOLDEN GLOBE FOR HER ROLE IN THE FILM - WAS PAID JUST $80 A DAY

NAT MICHELLE WILLIAMS/ ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD: IS THIS SOME KIND OF JOKE?

IN ORDER TO BE READY FOR AWARDS SHOW SEASON-THE RESHOOT HAD TO BEGIN JUST NINE DAYS AFTER SPACEY WAS ACCUSED BY SEVERAL MEN OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-SO WILLIAMS SAID SHE DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

SOT MICHELLE WILLIAMS/NIGHTLINE: I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A PRODUCER AND HE SAID, PLEASE DON'T TALK TO ANYBODY ABOUT THIS, BUT WOULD YOU IF WE COULD? AND 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 REPORTED THAT WILLIAMS WASN'T TOLD THAT WALBERG'S TEAM HAD NEGOTIATED THE HEFTY RESHOOT FEE FOR HIM-DESPITE THE FACT BOTH STARS SHARE THE SAME TALENT AGENCY.

CELEBRITIES ACROSS THE WORLD. TWEETED THEIR DISGUST. BILLY EICHNER CALLED IT "SHAMEFUL." And JUDD APATOW WROTE. "THIS IS SO MESSED UP THAT IT IS ALMOST HARD TO BELIEVE. ALMOST." Return to index of stories...


WAHLBERG PAYOUT-OC


DIANE MACEDO REPORTING.

THIS MORNING--- STILL NO COMMENT FROM WAHLBERG OR HIS MANAGEMENT AGENCY. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO COACHES MONEY-OC,VO


A HUSBAND AND WIFE---

CAUGHT MISMANAGING MONEY--- AS A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL!

JEFF AND MARJORIE HANLON WITHHELD NEARLY 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER AND BOOSTER PROGRAM MONIES AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

THE COUPLE ALSO ADMITTED TO FUNNELING MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF CREDIT

CARD TRANSACTIONS FROM A FUNDRAISER INTO THEIR DAUGHTER'S PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT.

THE COUPLE SAYS THEIR DAUGHTER WAS AT BASIC TRAINING WHEN THE MONEY WAS BEING USED.

THE HANLON'S ARE NOW REASSIGNED TO ANOTHER SCHOOL--

AND ARE RESTRICTED FROM HANDLING MONEY ON BEHALF OF THE DISTRICT.

THE DISTRICT HELD A MEETING WITH THE HANLON'S---

GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY AND PRODUCE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING MONEY IN LIEU OF TURNING THE MATTER OVER TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE VIGIL-OC,SOT,VO


AN IMMOKALEE FAMILY IS DEMANDING ANSWERS THIS MORNING---

AFTER A MOTHER AND HER TWO YOUNG KIDS WERE KILLED WHEN TEIR CAR DROVE INTO A POND.

01:02:33-:38

We want answers. We want to know what happened that night

00:38:33

Why did this have to happen to such a wonderful mother with five children

RUMORS CONTINUE TO SWIRL SHAROTIA BROWN MAY HAVE PURPOSELY DRIVEN HER CAR INTO THE WATER SATURDAY NIGHT.

BUT--- THE FAMILY IS DISPELLING THOSE RUMORS--

ASKING FOR THE COMMUNITYS SUPPORTS.

OFFICIALS TELL US THEY WONT BE ABLE TO RELEASE ANY NEW DETAILS ON THE CRASH, UNTIL THEIR INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 9 CLIP-DO NOT TRACK CLIP


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TEASE SIX


CHECKS-- STOLEN RIGHT OUT OF THE RENT BOX!

NEXT-- WHY THIS HEIST WAS SO EASY FOR THE THIEVES.

PLUS--

05:43:42 and at that point I said Please don't tell me that's my husband in the canal 48

A WIFES PUSH FOR CHANGE---

AFTER HER HUSBAND---

WAS JUST TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING. Return to index of stories...


1) CHECKS STOLEN-VO


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2) CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-SOT,VO


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2020-SOTTOPS


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THE VIEW PROMO-SOTTOPS


THE VIEW PROMO Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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CHECKS STOLEN-OC,VO


IN CAPE CORAL--

SOMEONE PULLED OFF A HEIST AT A CONDO COMPLEX THIS WEEK.

THIEVES TARGETED THE CORAL COVE CONDOMINIUMS DROP BOX ON RENT DAY.

A MAN ACROSS TOWN FOUND THREE CHECKS MAD OUT TO THE COMMUNITY IN HIS FRONT YAR.

HE ALERTED STAFF.

THEY DISCOVERED SOMEONE TAMPERED WITH THE BOX.

MAINTENANCE SHOWED MANAGEMENT AND POLICE THE METAL CONTAINER ACCESSIBLE WITHOUT A KEY DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SMASHED OR PRIED.

THE DROP BOX AT CORAL COVE CONDOS IS NOW GONE FROM THE FRONT OF THE CLUBHOUSE

STAFF TELL US IT HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN FOR THE TIME BEING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-OC,SOT,VO


A CAPE CORAL MAN FELL TO HIS DEATH.

NOW--- HIS WIFE IS MAKING SURE NO ON ELSE SEES THE SAME TRAGIC FATE.

05:37:46 my husband and I cleaned up this area probably on a weekly basis 53

JOHN EATON'S WIFE LYNNE SAYS SHE BELIEVED HER HUSBAND DIED--

WHILE TRYING TO CLEAN UP THEIR SEAWALL.

LYNNE SAYS FISHERMAN ARE AT HER HOME CONSTANTLY--

LEAVING BEHIND ALL KINDS OF TRASH.

SHE THINKS-- HER HUSBAND WAS TRYING TO CLEAN UP THE LITTER WHEN HE FELL--

HITTING HIS HEAD-- BEFORE DROWNING--

JUST OUTSIDE THEIR HOME.

NOW--- LYNNE IS WORKING TO BAN FISHING ON AND UNDER BRIDGES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF CAPE CORAL--

IN HOPES OF SAVING SOMEONE ELSE.

THE CITY COUNCIL OF CAPE CORAL HEARD HER STORY.

THEY ARE WORKING ON AN ORDINANCE.

IT WILL BE PUT UP TO A VOTE IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS.

IF THE ORDINANCE PASSES—ALL RESIDENTIAL BRIDGES IN CAPE CORAL WILL BE A NO-FISHING ZONE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) RESPONSE TO TRUMP-VO-SS


THIS MORNING--

FLORIDA LEADERS ARE RESPONDING TO COMMENTS MADE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

WHILE DISCUSSING IMMIGRATION, HE REPORTADLY CALLED HAITI AND SOME AFRICAN NATIONS A VULGAR NAME.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WAS ONE OF MANY LAWMAKERS TO RESPOND OVER NIGHT--

SAYING IF THIS IS TRUE--

THAN IT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG.

KEEP IN MIND-- FLORIDA IS HOME TO MANY HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MATLACHA LAWSUIT DISMISSED-VOTOPS


A LEE COUNTY JUDGE IS DISMISSING THE CASE BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE MATLACHA CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

THE GROUP ON MATLACHA FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE CITY -

FIGHTING THE ANNEXATION OF LAND ON PINE ISLAND ROAD.

THE CITY ALREADY OWNS THE LAND.

MANY NOW SAY INCORPORATION SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY WAY LEFT TO FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TS3) MCDONALDS FIGHT-VOTOPS


A FIGHT AT A CAPE CORAL MCDONALDS--

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

IT HAPPENED BETWEEN TWO EMPLOYEES WHO GOT INTO A YELLING MATCH THAT TURNED PHYSICAL.

ONE EMPLOYEE HAD A GUN--

AND WITNESSES FLED IN FEAR.

THE OWNER SAYS THOSE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN FIRED. Return to index of stories...


TS4) BEAR ATTACK FOLO-VOTOPS


FLORIDA WILDLIFE IS STILL ON THE HUNT FOR THE BEAR THAT ATTACKED A NORTH NAPLES MAN.

F-W-C HAS BEEN WORKING TO TRAP THE BEAR BUT HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL.

THE MAN SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED ON HIS LANAI.

F-W-C SAYS IF YOU SEE A BEAR--KEEP DISTANCE FROM IT.

IF YOU *ENCOUNTER THE BEAR--STAND UPRIGHT WITH YOUR ARMS RAISED--AND BACK UP SLOWLY WHILE

SPEAKING TO THE BEAR IN A CALM AND ASSERTIVE VOICE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3SH, WX


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CLOSE-3 SHOT


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