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DIRECTORS PAGE GOOD MORNING-CLIP BNC
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS MEASLES OUTBREAK-VO IN TC MON
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS MEASLES OUTBREAK-PKG
HL1) FM BOMB THREAT-VO-WIPE I75 HIT & RUN FOLO-CLIP-VO
HL2) FSU SHOOTING SURVEILLANCE-VO-WIPE I75 HIT & RUN FOLO-SOTVO
HL3) ATV PARK-VO-WIPE ACCUSED RAPIST FREED AGAIN-BNC SS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP HEROIN TRAFFICKER BUSTED-BNC SS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL FM SHOOTING SUSPECT NAMED-TC MON SS-VO
GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH CAPE CORAL EVICTION INVESTIGATION-VO
FM SCHOOL BOMB THREAT-SSTOPS-VO CAPE CORAL EVICTION INVESTIGATION-SOTVO
FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOL THREAT-VO IN TC MON-VO FULL- LET'S TALK TESTING' MEETING-CLIP VO
FSU SHOOTING SURVEILLANCE-VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
NEW ALVA CRASH PICS-TRX-VOTOPS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
LEHIGH METRO PCS ROBBERY-SS-VO-BNR MUSIC BUMP-SAT
FL SMOKING IN CAR BAN BILL-POP VO-WIPE STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
FL SMOKING IN CAR BAN BILL-SOTVO-ONCAM AT DESK-BNR PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
FL TAKATA AIRBAG IMPACT-CG SANIBEL CAUSEWAY HOUSEBOAT-VO IN TC MON
ATV PARK-CLIP-VO MUSIC BUMP-CAM 10-TOWERCAM
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo TOSS TO ALEX-CLIP 2SHOT
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo AIR BAGS 6:00-TC MON
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS AIR BAGS 6:00-VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL AIR BAGS 6:00-SOTVO
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT AIR BAGS 6:00-TC MON
BIMINI BASON VISIONING CHARRETTE-VO IN POP WXRATE CODY OPEN-CLIPTOPS
MUSIC BUMP-CAM 10-TOWERCAM STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
GRAND CANYON FOG-VOTOPS MEXICO EXPLOSION-VO
WX RATE CODY OPEN-CLIPTOPS AARON HERNANDEZ TRIAL-CLIP-VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL ACCUSED KILLER IN COURT-SS-ONCAM
SUNSET DOG UPDATE-VO-WIPE DAMAS HEARING-VO
SUNSET DOG UPDATE-SOTVO MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-VOTOPS
POT AND MONEY BUST-CLIP SS(3) KEYSTONE APPROVED-VO
PANTHER DEATH-ONCAM JOINING FORCES INITIATIVE-KEY
FARMERS MARKET FOLO-VO-WIPE UVA PRESIDENT TO SPEAK-ONCAM
AMTEL HOTEL FOLLOW-TRX-VOTOPS INSIGHT INTO LEE SCHOOL DISTRICT-ONCAM
PG AIRPORT EXPANSION-VO SUPER BOWL LOOK AHEAD-CLIP-VO
NO DRONE ZONE-VO SUPER BOWL KATY PERRY-TRX-NATSVOTOPS
SMART DRUGS-NATSVO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-NATSVO
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-NATSVO
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS SUPER GNOME-2 SHOT
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT SUPER GNOME-PKG
MANATEE RELEASED-VO BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
MUSIC BUMP-CAM 10-TOWERCAM TS 1) FORT MYERS SCHOOL BOMB THREAT-SSTOPS-VOWIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 2) ALVA CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 3) LEHIGH METRO ROBBERY-SSTOPS-VOWIPE
HL1) MEASLES OUTBREAK-SOTTOPS TS 4) SMOKING IN CAR BAN-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2) HIT AND RUN FOLO-VO TS 5) TAKATA AIRBAG IMPACT-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2) HIT AND RUN FOLO-SOTVOWIPE TS 6) BIMINI BASIN UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL3) SANIBEL HOUSEBOAT-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP MUSIC BUMP-TOWERCAM
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL END TIME


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) FM BOMB THREAT-VO-WIPE


DEVELOPING NEW DETAILS AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US-

AFTER A BOMB THREAT WAS CALLED IN AT TWO LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

THE PERSON DEPUTIES SAY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST ONE OF THEM. Return to index of stories...


HL2) FSU SHOOTING SURVEILLANCE-VO-WIPE


CHILLING NEW VIDEO TO SHOW YOU THIS MORNING-

OF THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO A SCHOOL SHOOTING. ON THE CAMPUS OF FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) ATV PARK-VO-WIPE


AND ALL NEW AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US ON ABC-7.

HOW COLLIER COUNTY LEADERS ARE TRYING TO SPONSOR AN A-T-V PARK--

AT SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED RATES.

AND THE ROAD BLOCKS THEY FACE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH


DEVELOPING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP-

AND ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

DEPUTIES ARRESTED A TEEN. THEY SAY. MADE A BOMB THREAT AT HIS OWN SCHOOL.

THANKS FOR JOINING US ON ABC-7 NEWS.

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK. Return to index of stories...


FM SCHOOL BOMB THREAT-SSTOPS-VO


DEPUTIES SAY 15 YEAR OLD *CHANDLER WESTER-VELT* CALLED NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL AROUND 11 YESTERDAY MORNING.

AND SAID THERE WAS A BOMB INSIDE.

THE SCHOOL WAS EVACUATED --

YOU CAN SEE STAFF AND STUDENTS -- WAITING OUTSIDE.

DEPUTIES GAVE THE ALL-CLEAR AFTER ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

WITNESSES TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEY HEARD *WESTERVELT* BRAGGING THAT HE MADE THE CALL.

DETECTIVES LOOKED AT HIS PHONE AND THE STORY CHECKED OUT. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOL THREAT-VO IN TC MON-VO FULL-


MEANWHILE-

FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL ALSO RECIEVED A BOMB THREAT AROUND 11 YESTERDAY MORNING.

STUDENTS WERE TO WAIT OUTSIDE IN THE SCHOOL'S FOOTBALL STADIUM FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

PARENTS RECEIVED EMAILS FROM THE DISTRICT LETTING THEM KNOW ABOUT THE THREAT. CAUSING A FEW TO WORRY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE ON SCENE AT BOTH SCHOOLS -- THOSE SCHOOLS WERE CLEARED WITHIN ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

NO WORD IF THE TWO INCIDENTS WERE CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


FSU SHOOTING SURVEILLANCE-VO


CHILLING NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO SHOW YOU THIS MORNING-

FROM THE NOVEMBER SHOOTING AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY.

THIS STORY BROKE RIGHT HERE ON YOUR ABC-7 MORNING NEWS.

THIS IS FROM THE TALLAHASSEE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

YOU SEE *MYRON MAY* WALKING INTO STOZIER LIBRARY -- AND THEN YOU SEE HIM LIFT UP HIS ARM, AND FIRE HIS GUN AT STUDENTS.

HE SHOT THREE PEOPLE, ALL OF THEM SURVIVED --

BUT THE SHOOTING LEFT ONE STUDENT PARALYZED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY **MAY** -- AN FSU GRAD -- SUFFERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESS. HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE. Return to index of stories...


NEW ALVA CRASH PICS-TRX-VOTOPS


TWO PEOPLE ARE SERIOUSLY HURT AFTER A HEAD ON CRASH IN ALVA LAST NIGHT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE DAMAGE.

IT HAPPENED ABOUT SEVEN ON JOEL BOULEVARD AND EDWARDS DRIVE.

ONE DRIVER WAS FLOWN TO LEE MEMORIAL TRAUMA CENTER.

WITNESSES FEAR SHE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT.

WE'RE TOLD THE OTHER DRIVER WAS ALSO BADLY HURT.

STAY WITH ABC-7 AS WE CONTINUE TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH METRO PCS ROBBERY-SS-VO-BNR


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP THIS MORNING FINDING A SUSPECTED ROBBER.

THE IMAGE IS HARD TO MAKE OUT-

BUT-

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE PICTURE THEY RELEASED.

DEPUTIES SAY HE ROBBED THE METRO P-C-S STORE ON LEE BOULEVARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE CLERK SAYS THE ROBBER WALKED IN WITH A GUN AND DEMANDED MONEY.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

BUT IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FL SMOKING IN CAR BAN BILL-POP VO-WIPE


DEVELOPING RIGHT HERE ON YOUR MORNING NEWS-

IF YOU SMOKE WITH YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR --

FLORIDA COULD MAKE YOU PAY UP!

LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING A BILL THAT WOULD BAN IT.

IF IT PASSES -- DRIVERS CAUGHT SMOKING WITH KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 13 IN THE CAR --

COULD BE ON THE HOOK FOR UP TO A 150-DOLLAR FINE.

PEOPLE WE TALKED TO --

HAVE SOME STRONG OPINIONS ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


FL SMOKING IN CAR BAN BILL-SOTVO-ONCAM AT DESK-BNR


Scott cook Supports bill proposal

I believe whenever you have a child then you have their rights to

consider as well and their health to consider.

17:37:16-17:37:24

Sot-Tina riipi against proposed bill

It's still the parents choice. You're taking away freedom of rights.

And that's been going on a lot lately.

17:41:57-17:42:03

LAWMAKERS WILL CONSIDER THE BILL DURING THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

-WHICH STARTS IN MARCH.

WE PUT THIS STORY UP ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

HEAD TO ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO WEIGH IN. Return to index of stories...


FL TAKATA AIRBAG IMPACT-CG


A CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR.

ABC-7 IS LEARNING THAT TAKATA'S EXPLODING AIRBAGS HAVE HURT MORE PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THAN ANY OTHER STATE.

18 OUT OF 69 INJURIES AND DEATHS HAPPENED HERE.

THE HUMIDITY IS BELIEVED TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE AIRBAGS FAILING. Return to index of stories...


ATV PARK-CLIP-VO


AND ALL NEW AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US ON ABC-7.

AN IDEA IN THE WORKS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE IS FINALLY BE TALKED ABOUT.

A COLLIER COUNTY SPONSORED A-T-V PARK!

ENTHUSIASTS THINK THEY ARE GETTING CLOSER, BUT A MEETING LAST NIGHT PROVED THE TWO SIDES ARE STILL FAR APART IN STRIKING A DEAL.

COLLIER COUNTY HAS SET ASIDE THREE MILLION DOLLARS TO SPONSOR A COURSE.

THE COUNTY HAS BEEN IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH FLORIDA TRACKS AND TRAILS IN PUNTA GORDA, BUT THE TWO SIDES ARE AT ODDS ON MONEY AND PAYMENT ISSUES.

THE TWO SIDES HAVE PLANNED TO TALK AGAIN SOON AND PRESENT A DEAL TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


WHEN YOU GET A COLD WHAT DO YOU TAKE?

PROBABLY AN OVER THE COUNTER DRUG LIKE BENADRYL

BUT COULD THEY BE LINKED TO DEMENTIA?

A NEW STUDY SAYS IT'S VERY POSSIBLE

RESEARCHERS FOLLOWED MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND ADULTS FOR MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS.

THEY FOUND NONE OF THEM HAD DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMERS WHEN THE STUDY STARTED.

THEY KEPT TRACK OF MEDS THEY TOOK

THEY FOUND PEOPLE WHO TOOK MORE *ANTI-CHOLIN-ERGIC* DRUGS.

WHICH ARE IN ANTI-HISTIMINES, AND AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

ARE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DEMENTIA

PEOPLE REPORTED WHEN THEY TAKE THE ANHISTIMINES THEY DO GET THAT CLOUDY BRAIN DRAIN FEELING.

WHILE MORE STUDIES NEED TO BE DONE. THIS ONE IS GETTING ATTENTION.

IT'S PUBLISHED IN THIS WEEKS JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. INTERNAL MEDICINE. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


WHEN YOU GET A COLD WHAT DO YOU TAKE?

PROBABLY AN OVER THE COUNTER DRUG LIKE BENADRYL

BUT COULD THEY BE LINKED TO DEMENTIA?

A NEW STUDY SAYS IT'S VERY POSSIBLE

RESEARCHERS FOLLOWED MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND ADULTS FOR MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS.

THEY FOUND NONE OF THEM HAD DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMERS WHEN THE STUDY STARTED.

THEY KEPT TRACK OF MEDS THEY TOOK

THEY FOUND PEOPLE WHO TOOK MORE *ANTI-CHOLIN-ERGIC* DRUGS.

WHICH ARE IN ANTI-HISTIMINES, AND AFFECT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

ARE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DEMENTIA

PEOPLE REPORTED WHEN THEY TAKE THE ANHISTIMINES THEY DO GET THAT CLOUDY BRAIN DRAIN FEELING.

WHILE MORE STUDIES NEED TO BE DONE. THIS ONE IS GETTING ATTENTION.

IT'S PUBLISHED IN THIS WEEKS JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. INTERNAL MEDICINE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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.

WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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BIMINI BASON VISIONING CHARRETTE-VO IN POP


LOOKING HAEAD TODAY-

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE GOING TO WORK-

TRYING TO MAKE CAPE CORAL'S BIMINI BASIN REGION A DESTINATION.

42 STAKEHOLDERS LAID OUT THEIR IDEAS FOR THE REGION --

THEY WANT TO CREATE A DOWNTOWN-LIKE FEEL THAT WILL ATTRACT PEOPLE TO THE AREA.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GOT TO VOTE ON WHICH CONCEPTS THEY LIKED BEST.

AND TODAY-

THE GROUP WILL LET CITY STAFF KNOW WHICH ONES HAVE THE MOST VOTES. Return to index of stories...


MUSIC BUMP-CAM 10-TOWERCAM


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GRAND CANYON FOG-VOTOPS


A RARE SIGHT AT THE GRAND CANYON.

THIS TIME-LAPSE VIDEO FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. SHOWS SEA OF FOG. FILLING THE CANYON LIKE WATER.

WE'RE TOLD IT'S CAUSED BY SOMETHING CALLED A "TOTAL CLOUD INVERSION."

THAT HAPPENS WHEN MOIST, COLD AIR GETS TRAPPED IN THE CANYON UNDER A LAYER OF WARM AIR.

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN VERY OFTEN. TYPICALLY JUST ONCE EVERY FEW YEARS.

BUT THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IT'S HAPPENED IN THE LAST SIX WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


WX RATE CODY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO 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.

WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


SUNSET DOG UPDATE-VO-WIPE


IN A STORY ABC 7 IS STAYING ON TOP OF.

WE REACHED OUT TO THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY FOR AN UPDATE ON A DOG --

ONCE GIVEN A 50-50 CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.

SUNSET IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED AS A BAIT DOG -- IN DOG FIGHTING.

SHE WAS RECENTLY FOUND ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE'RE TOLD SHE TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORST.

HER TEMPERATURE DROPPED -- SHE HAS A HEART MURMUR -- AND A BAD INFECTION THROUGHOUT HER WHOLE BODY. Return to index of stories...


SUNSET DOG UPDATE-SOTVO


eannette Barnes, Veterinarian, Gulf Coast Humane Society

03:31:36 "part of the problem with her is she's had such long term neglect/ she has no ability really to overcome these really severe infections that are ravaging her body."

THE VET IS CALLING HER CONDITION "GUARDED" --

WHICH IS JUST ABOVE CRITICAL. Return to index of stories...


POT AND MONEY BUST-CLIP SS(3)


DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US ON ABC-7.

TWO ACCUSED POT DEALERS ARE OFF THE STREET IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES -- ALONG WITH SWAT -- ARRESTED THESE TWO MEN.

DOUGLAS STROMAN AND CHRISTOPHER LANDRY.

THEY FOUND MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND GRAMS OF MARIJUANA IN THE HOUSE THEY WERE AT --

PLUS FOUR-GRAND IN CASH.

DETECTIVES SAY THE MEN SOLD TO UNDERCOVER OFFICERS FIVE TIMES. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER DEATH-ONCAM


ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

F-W-C SAYS IT'S COME ACROSS THE REMAINS OF A FLORIDA PANTHER.

THEY THINK IT ACTUALLY DIED LAST YEAR --

BUT WAS JUST FOUND.

THAT MAKES FOUR PANTHER DEATHS THIS YEAR.

THE 30 LAST YEAR SET A RECORD. Return to index of stories...


FARMERS MARKET FOLO-VO-WIPE


COLLIER COUNTY WON'T SHUT DOWN A FARMERS MARKET AFTER ALL.

TURNS OUT, THEY CLOSED DOWN THE WRONG ONE.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU-

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHUT DOWN THE *SATURDAY MARKET AT THE GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER.

BUT WE UNCOVERED-

THE COMPLAINTS WERE ACTUALLY ABOUT A DIFFERENT MARKET --

ONE THAT OPERATES ON SUNDAYS -- AND IS MORE THAN A MILE AWAY.

LATE YESTERDAY COMMISSIONERS RESCINDED THEIR VOTE.

THE FARMER'S MARKET WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED ON SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


AMTEL HOTEL FOLLOW-TRX-VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS FIRST. TO GO INSIDE A DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS EYESORE.

THE FORMER AMTEL HOTEL IS NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP.

THAT MEANS THE BUILDING IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO GETTING A MUCH NEEDED RENOVATION.

THE DEVELOPER PLANS TO TURN THE HOTEL ROOMS INTO ONE AND TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PLACES TO EAT INSIDE AND A THEATER.

THE DEVELOPER SAYS NEW RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE IN TOWARD THE END OF NEXT SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


PG AIRPORT EXPANSION-VO


THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT IS ABOUT TO EXPAND.

BUT NOT EVERYONE IS ON BOARD.

THE AIRPORT JUST ACCEPTED A 2 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BUILD ANOTHER TAXI WAY.

THE AIRPORT SAYS THAT SHOULD REDUCE NOISE-

BUT SOME NEIGHBORS ARE WORRIED THIS WILL MEAN MORE FLIGHTS AND MORE NOISE. Return to index of stories...


NO DRONE ZONE-VO


HERE'S A FIRST FOR THE N-F-L.

SUNDAY'S SUPER BOWL HAS BEEN DECLARED --

A NO-DRONE-ZONE.

THE F-A-A IS WARNING PEOPLE --

NO DRONES WITHIN 30 MILES OF UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM IN GLENDALE, ARIZONA SUNDAY.

IF THEY SEE ONE, THEY'LL SHOOT IT DOWN.

NOT PLAYING GAMES WITH SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


SMART DRUGS-NATSVO


SOME TECH WIZARDS IN SILICON VALLEY ARE DOING DRUGS --

TRYING TO BECOME AS SMART AS BILL GATES.

"I warn you, doesn't taste great, but it's worth it"

IT'S CALLED BIO-HACKING.

THESE GUYS ARE TRYING TO PIONEER AN INDUSTRY --

WHERE YOU'D TAKE PILLS THAT ENHANCE YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR BODY'S PERFORMANCE.

THE CHALLENGE IS FIGURING OUT THE RIGHT COCKTAIL OF INGREDIENTS TO DO IT --

WITHOUT HAVING AWFUL SIDE EFFECTS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


ONE OF THE GUYS TRYING TO ALTER HIS MIND, AND HIS BODY, IS DAVE ASPREY.

HE SAYS HE'S SPENT 15 YEARS AND MORE THAN 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS USING *SMART DRUGS*.

HAS IT WORKED?

ACCORDING TO HIM, YES!

HE SAYS HIS IQ HAS JUMPED 20 POINTS.

AND HE'S DROPPED WEIGHT. LOTS OF IT. HE SAYS HE USED TO WEIGHT 300 POUNDS!

SO, WHAT DOES HE DO? HE TAKES 15 PILLS EVERY MORNING. AND DOES BRAIN EXERCISES. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


ONE OF THE GUYS TRYING TO ALTER HIS MIND, AND HIS BODY, IS DAVE ASPREY.

HE SAYS HE'S SPENT 15 YEARS AND MORE THAN 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS USING *SMART DRUGS*.

HAS IT WORKED?

ACCORDING TO HIM, YES!

HE SAYS HIS IQ HAS JUMPED 20 POINTS.

AND HE'S DROPPED WEIGHT. LOTS OF IT. HE SAYS HE USED TO WEIGHT 300 POUNDS!

SO, WHAT DOES HE DO? HE TAKES 15 PILLS EVERY MORNING. AND DOES BRAIN EXERCISES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


SEE THAT WOMAN IN THE BLUE SHORTS, THAT'S TIARA BROWN, AND SHE CAN PACK A PUNCH!!

THE LEHIGH ACRES RESIDENT CONTINUES TO MAKE A NAME FOR HERSELF.

SHE'S COMING OFF HER SECOND STRAIGHT U-S-A BOXING FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.

BROWN WAS IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTON LAST WEEKEND FOR THAT FIGHT.

NOW SHE'S BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRAINING FOR WHAT'S NEXT.

BROWN HAS HER SIGHTS SET ON THE OLYMPICS, SO WE ASKED -- WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN GOLD?

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THE MINNESOTA TWINS DO A LOT MORE THAN JUST BASEBALL.

THE TEAM'S ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS!

ON FEBRUARY 26TH, THE TWINS CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC WILL CONTINUE TO RAISE MONEY TO BENEFIT THE CANCER CENTER.

DEBORAH GRAHAM, JUST ONE OF THE MANY PATIENTS THE PLAYERS VISITED TODAY AT THE CENTER, WOULDN'T BE WHERE SHE IS TODAY WITHOUT THE HELP OF THE TWINS' FUNDRAISING.

SOT

HALFWAY THROUGH CONFERENCE PLAY, IT'S TIME TO SEE IF THE FGCU BASKETBALL TEAM CAN GET ROLLING!

THE MEN'S SQUAD COMING OFF THREE WINS IN A ROW. AND NEEDING THAT HOME CROWD SPARK THESE NEXT COUPLE OF GAMES.

THEY START THINGS OFF WITH LIPSCOMB.

"LACES OF LOVE" COLLECTED OVER 450 PAIRS OF SHOES FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. ALSO OVER 15 HUNDRED DOLLARS TONIGHT!

BRETT COMER HAD 12 ASSISTS.HERE'S ONE OF THEM TO JULIAN DEBOSE FOR THREE.DEBOSE REALLY COMING ON STRONG FOR THIS TEAM.HE HAD 14 POINTS.

CHRIS SALE IN THE HOUSE TOO! EAGLES WITH A 12 POINT LEAD INTO THE BREAK

2ND HALF.COMER TO DEMETRIUS MORANT WHO THROWS IT DOWN!

BERNARD THOMPSON AND COMER ECLIPSE 3 THOUSAND COMBINED CAREER POINTS AND IT'S SAFE TO SAY THIS TEAM IS FINDING THEIR GROOVE. 78-62 FGCU WINS.

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AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING THIS SUPER BOWL EDITION OF "AMERICA'S MONEY". TONS

OF CASH BEING SPENT ON TICKETS TO SUNDAY'S GAME. OVERNIGHT, THE LEAST

EXPENSIVE TICKET ON ONE WEBSITE WAS NEARLY 7-THOUSAND, 500 DOLLARS. IF

PRICES STAY THAT HIGH, THIS WOULD BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE SUPER BOWL, TICKET-

WISE, IN HISTORY.

MEANTIME, AUTHORITIES HAVE SEIZED NEARLY 20-MILLION DOLLARS IN FAKE SUPER

BOWL GEAR. MORE THAN 325-THOUSAND COUNTERFEIT ITEMS WERE TAKEN OUT OF

CIRCULATION. THE OPERATION BEGAN A YEAR AGO, AFTER LAST YEAR'S SUPER BOWL.

AND THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY WILL ALSO PROFIT ON SUNDAY WITH QUIRKY WAGERS,

CALLED PROP BETS. YOU CAN WAGER ON THE COLOR OF BILL BELICHICK'S HOODIE.

MRS. TOM BRADY - SUPER MODEL GISELE BUNDCHEN. THE OVER-UNDER ON HOW MANY

TIMES SHE'LL BE SHOWN ON TV DURING THE GAME IS 1 AND A HALF AND KATY PERRY'S

HALF-TIME SHOW. YOU CAN BET ON WHAT SONGS SHE'LL SING.OR EVEN IF SHE

WEARS A WHIPPED CREME BIKINI.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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 TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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MANATEE RELEASED-VO


AN INJURED MANATEE IS BACK HOME IN THE GULF OF MEXICO THIS MORNING.

ABC-7 WAS THERE-- AS WILDLIFE OFFICERS AND BIOLOGISTS RELEASED THE SEA COW, NEAR HARBOUR HEIGHTS PARK IN PUNTA GORDA.

DUBBED "BUOYONCE" -- THE 13-HUNDRED POUND MANATEE HAS SPENT THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS IN REHAB --

AFTER SHE WAS FOUND LAST JUNE WITH SIGNIFICANT INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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MUSIC BUMP-CAM 10-TOWERCAM


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) MEASLES OUTBREAK-SOTTOPS


SUSAN STAND UP TEASE Return to index of stories...


HL2) HIT AND RUN FOLO-VO


IT'S A DISTURBING TREND BECOMING ALL TOO FAMILIAR IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AN UPDATE TO A DEADLY HIT AND RUN INVESTIGATION-

THIS MORNING- ABC-7 SPEAKS TO THE WIDOW OF THAT VICTIM. Return to index of stories...


HL2) HIT AND RUN FOLO-SOTVOWIPE


That person doesn't need to be on the road, that person needs to pay for what they've done.

HOW ROBERT COLANTONIO'S FAMILY IS KEEPING HIS MEMORY ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) SANIBEL HOUSEBOAT-VO-WIPE


IT HAS NEIGHBORS. SO CONFUSED

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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP BNC


DEVELOPING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US THIS MORNING ON ABC-7.

THE U-S CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION IS URGING AMERICANS TO GET VACCINATED FOR MEASLES. AMID THE OUTBREAK AT DISNEYLAND.

THEY SAY. 2014 SAW THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN TWO DECADES. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES OUTBREAK-VO IN TC MON


THERE ARE MORE THAN 90 CASES IN AT LEAST 8 STATES AND OFFICIALS AT THE CDC SAY IT'S SPREADING.

IN ARIZONA, JUST AS SUPER BOWL FANS ARRIVE, STATE OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE AND NEARLY 200 CHILDREN FOR POSSIBLE MEASLES EXPOSURE.

ABC'S SUSAN SAULNY REPORTS ON WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES OUTBREAK-PKG


PKG SCRIPT:

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST CONTAGIOUS AIRBORNE VIRUSES ON EARTH: MEASLES.

AND THIS MORNING, WITH MORE THAN 84 CASES IN FOURTEEN STATES JUST THIS

MONTH -- ALARM IS GROWING THAT MEASLES IS SPREADING.

MOS Patti Clark, Grandmother

"I THINK IT'S KIND OF SCARY BECAUSE IT USED TO BE PRETTY ERADICATED AND NOW

IT'S BECOMING A PROBLEM AGAIN."

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS URGING AMERICANS TO GET VACCINATED AFTER

AN OUTBREAK THAT BEGAN AT DISNEYLAND IN DECEMBER.

AND NOW IN ARIZONA ALONE --- JUST AS SUPER BOWL FANS ARE ARRIVING -- STATE

OFFICALS ARE MONITORING ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE AND NEARLY 200 CHILDREN -- FOR

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE.

IN CALIFORNIA, 66 STUDENTS AT PALM DESERT HIGH SCHOOL WHO CAN'T PROVE THEY

WERE VACCINATED, ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RETURN TO CLASS FOR TWO WEEKS.

AFTER A FELLOW STUDENT SHOWED POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS.

SOT Dr. Bradley Bursch, Pediatrician, Glendale, CA

"PARENTS ARE AFRAID, PARENTS ARE NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO THEIR

CHILD."

THE SYMPTOMS START OUT LIKE A COLD: RUNNY NOSE, FEVER, SORE THROAT. THEN

THE RASH BEGINS, STARTING AT THE HAIRLINE.

MOST PEOPLE RECOVER. BUT MEASLES CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE AND PNEUMONIA. IT

CAN ALSO BE DEADLY

MOS Brian, Nebraska Dad

"THEY'RE VACCINATED. MY KIDS ARE HEALTHY."

THE OUTBREAK IS RE-IGNITING A DEBATE OVER THOSE OPTING OUT OF THE VACCINE

FOR RELIGIOUS OR PHILOSOPHICAL REASONS.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO STOP MEASLES.

SOT Dr. Takashi Wada, Santa Barbara County Public Health Dept

"THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO BE UP TO DATE ON THE VACCINES."

HEALTH OFFICIALS DECLARED MEASLES ELIMINATED FROM THE US 15 YEARS AGO. THEY

SAY THESE NEW CASES HAVE BEEN IMPORTED FROM TRAVELERS OVERSEAS.

SUSAN SAULNY, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


I75 HIT & RUN FOLO-CLIP-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW-

A NAPLES WOMAN WHO LOST HER HUSBAND IN A HIT AND RUN CRASH --

JUST MADE IT HER MISSION TO FIND THE KILLER.

ROBERT COLANTONIO WAS RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE ON I-75 --

NEAR THE BONITA BEACH ROAD EXIT.

SOMEONE HIT HIM FROM BEHIND AND JUST KEPT GOING.

THIS HAPPENED IN THE EARLY EVENING OF JANUARY 3RD.

LESLEY IS KEEPING HER HUSBAND'S MEMORY ALIVE ON A FACEBOOK PAGE CALLED "JUSTICE FOR ROBERT."

SHE HOPES SOMEONE WILL SHARE A TIP THAT WILL HELP DEPUTIES MAKE AN ARREST. Return to index of stories...


I75 HIT & RUN FOLO-SOTVO


"That person doesn't need to be on the road, that person needs to pay for what they've done./it's very hard. i never thought in my wildest dreams i'd be 42 with 3 kids and a widow."

COLANTONIO LEFT BEHIND THREE KIDS.

WE'VE LINKED THE FACEBOOK PAGE ON OUR FACEBOOOK-

THAT'S ON ABC-7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED RAPIST FREED AGAIN-BNC SS


A CRIME REPORT ABC-7 WILL BE KEEPING OUR EYE ON.

ONE OF LEE COUNTY'S MOST WANTED. *WAS JUST CAUGHT AND PUT IN JAIL.

BUT NOW HE'S BACK ON THE STREETS.

MARTIN GALNAREZ IS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ON A MINOR.

WHILE WAITING TRIAL IN 2005. HE DISAPPEARED.

HE WAS JUST FOUND BY A U-S MARSHAL IN TEXAS.

FLORIDA ASKED HE BE HELD ON *NO* BOND. BUT THE TEXAS JUDGE GRANTED HIM BOND.

AND 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS LATER. HE'S ONCE AGAIN A FREE MAN.

EFFORTS ARE NOW UNDERWAY FOR A WARRANT TO GET HIM BACK TO FORT MYERS RIGHT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN TRAFFICKER BUSTED-BNC SS


A CAPE CORAL MAN FUELING THE DRUG TRADE IS OFF THE STREETS AND HEADING TO PRISON.

LORENZO MARQUEZ PLED GUILTY TO TRAFFICKING HEROIN AND HOMEMADE PILLS.

HIS DEAL MEANS HE'LL SPEND 15 YEARS IN PRISON.

CAPE POLICE BUSTED HIM TWICE LAST YEAR FOR DRUG DEALING. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING SUSPECT NAMED-TC MON SS-VO


ALSO DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE UP ON ABC-7.

FORT MYERS POLICE NEED HELP FINDING A SHOOTER.

OFFICERS NAMED A MAN ACCUSED OF A DAYTIME SHOOTING ON MONDAY.

THEY SAY JOE-VANOLY VICTOR SHOT A MAN IN A YARD ON LINHART AND MEADOW AVENUES.

HE WAS RUSHED TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AS A TRAUMA PATIENT.

POLICE TELL US HE IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.

IF YOU'VE SEEN VICTOR, CONTACT POLICE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL EVICTION INVESTIGATION-VO


A PREGNANT WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND ARE HOMELESS THIS MORNING. CAUGHT IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE A RENTAL SCAM IN CAPE CORAL.

THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE MOVING IN WITH A FRIEND WHO WAS RENTING THE HALF MILLION DOLLAR HOME.

THE HOMEOWNER SAYS THAT FRIEND, LAWRENCE KEARNES, WAS ACTUALLY SQUATTING AT THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL EVICTION INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Chelsea

32:53

It's scary and it's heartbreaking too because you think somebody's you're friend and you can trust people.

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY BELIEVE JOSH AND CHELSEA LUMPKIN ARE VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCE.

KEARNES THOUGH COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LET'S TALK TESTING' MEETING-CLIP VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

TEACHING NOT TESTING.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM A GROUP. TRYING TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF HIGH RISK TESTS. STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO TAKE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

ORGANIZERS FOR A MEETING CALLED "LET'S TALK TESTING" SAY IT'S TO INFORM PARENTS ABOUT THE STANDARDIZED TESTS REQUIRED IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THE GROUP SAYS ITS GOAL ISN'T TO END TESTING ALL TOGETHER.

IT'S TO REDUCE THE *NUMBER OF HIGH RISK TESTS. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S JUST 2 DAYS AWAY

SUPER BOWL 49

AND ALL THE TALK. REALLY SEEMS TO BE ABOUT THE ADS

WE KNOW ABOUT THE MISSING BUDWEISER DOG

AND THE GO-DADDY PUPPY AD GOT PULLED

SO WHAT OTHER ONES SHOULD YOU MAKE SURE TO SEE?

AD WEEK HAS THE BEST 10.

SNICKERS IS BACK. THIS TIME PLAYING OFF THE BRADY BUNCH WITH A WELL.RATHER MANLY MARCIA MARCIA MARCIA.

WE WON'T GIVE IT AWAY BUT WE PROMISE IT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK

SKITTLES DIDN'T WANT TO BE LEFT OUT AND IS MAKING ITS SUPERBOWL DEBUT.

THEIR AD PROMISES TO BE QUIRKY.NO CELEBRITIES IN THIS ONE.IT'S REAL FOLKS!

CARS DOMINATE. MERCEDES-BENZ TAKING THE TORTOISE AND HARE STORY TO A NEW LEVEL. THEY'VE GOT A NEW PRODUCT.

WATCH FOR THIS ONE IN THE 4TH QUARTER

MORE ADS NEXT HOUR. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


FOGET THE SEAHAWKS AND PATRIOTS

FOR A LOT OF AMERICANS.

THE SUPER BOWL IS ABOUT WHO WINS THE AD WAR

AT 4.5 MILLION FOR A 30 SECOND SPOT. IT'S A GAMBLE

SO WHICH ONES ARE THE ODDS ON FAVORITES?

AD WEEK SAYS DON'T MISS.

KIA. IS JAMES BOND BACK?

IN THEIR 6TH AD. KIA GOING FOR A FULL MINUTE.

IT PROMISES TO BE OVER THE TOP.

NISSAN GOING FOR THE DAD MOVE

THIS IS THEIR FIRST AD IN A WHILE.

THEY'VE BEEN A NO SHOW AT THE BIG GAME FOR THE LAST 18 YEARS

IT'S BEEN A BIG TALKER ON YOU TUBE. WE KNOW IT WILL AIR IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

THE FULL LINK OF THE TOP 10 ADS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


MUSIC BUMP-SAT


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STORMWARN 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.

WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY HOUSEBOAT-VO IN TC MON


THIS IS A HOUSE.FLOATING IN THE WATER OFF SANIBEL.

IT WAS QUITE THE SIGHT.A LOT OF PEOPLE PULLED OVER ON THE CAUSEWAY TO CHECK IT OUT.

OUR REPORTER TOOK A KAYAK OUT TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON.

THE GUYS ON BOARD THE HOUSE BOAT TELL US THEY BUILT IT AND PUSHED OFF FROM BONITA SPRINGS WEDNESDAY.

THEY THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A QUICK TRIP BUT THE STRONG WINDS PUSHED THEM OVER TO SANIBEL AND THEY HAD TO ANCHOR THERE. Return to index of stories...


MUSIC BUMP-CAM 10-TOWERCAM


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TOSS TO ALEX-CLIP 2SHOT


NEW INFORMATION THIS MORNING ABOUT EXPLODING AIRBAGS --

TURNS OUT THOSE TAKATA AIRBAGS IN THOUSANDS OF CARS -- HURT MORE PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THAN ANY OTHER STATE --

ABC-7'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO TO EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


AIR BAGS 6:00-TC MON


18 OUT OF 69 INJURIES AND DEATHS HAPPENED RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

IF YOU'RE WONDERING WHY-- WELL THE HUMIDITY IS BELIEVED TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE AIRBAGS FAILING.

AND OF COURSE IN FLORIDA -- THERE'S PLENTY OF IT. Return to index of stories...


AIR BAGS 6:00-VO


THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM DOCUMENTS THE COMPANY GAVE THE U-S SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE.

SENATOR BILL NELSON IS ON THAT COMMITTEE.

HE CITED THESE NEW NUMBERS OF INJURIES AND DEATHS AS HE AND COMMERCE CHAIRMAN JOHN THUNE WERE REINTRODUCING WHISTLE BLOWER LEGISLATION ON THE SENATE FLOOR YESTERDAY. Return to index of stories...


AIR BAGS 6:00-SOTVO


4:02-4:20

"Among the alleged injuries in my state many were serious. Traumatic brain injuries and hearing loss. "

BOTH THUNE AND NELSON WROTE A BILL THAT WOULD REWARD AUTO EMPLOYEES --WHO REPORT DANGEROUS SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE GOVERNMENT. Return to index of stories...


AIR BAGS 6:00-TC MON


THE BILL WAS INTRODUCED IN NOVEMBER.

WE EXPECT NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS BILL DURING THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION --WHICH STARTS MARCH 3RD.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO-

ADA- ABC-7. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE CODY OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


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.

WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


MEXICO EXPLOSION-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW-

CREWS ARE STILL SEARCHING THROUGH DEBRIS. AFTER A DEADLY EXPLOSION IN MEXICO.

IT HAPPENED AT A MATERNITY AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL YESTERDAY.

OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS CAUSED BY A LEAK FROM A GAS TRUCK.

AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED -- AND 56 PEOPLE WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


AARON HERNANDEZ TRIAL-CLIP-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW-

AND LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

THE MOTHER OF THE MAN ALLEGEDLY KILLED BY FORMER NFL STAR AARON HERNANDEZ IS EXPECTED TO TESTIFY.

TODAY IS DAY TWO OF TRIAL.

HERNANDEZ IS ACCUSED OF KILLING SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER -- ODIN LLOYD.

LLOYD'S BODY WAS FOUND AT AN INDUSTRIAL PARK NEAR HERNANDEZ'S HOME.

THE PROSECUTION SAY INVESTIGATORS FOUND A MARIJUANA JOINT NEXT TO LLOYD'S BODY.

IT CONTAINED D-N-A FROM THE VICTIM -- AND HERNANDEZ. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED KILLER IN COURT-SS-ONCAM


ALSO IN THE COURTROOM-

WE'RE LEARNING-

A 16 YEAR OLD LABELLE BOY ACCUSED OF MURDERING ANOTHER TEEN IN SAINT PETE. WILL STAY IN JAIL.

DAVID GARRETT APPEARED IN COURT IN PINELLAS COUNTY.

DETECTIVES SAY HE SHOT A 17 YEAR OLD SEVERAL TIMES DURING A BOTCH DRUG DEAL IN OCTOBER.

A JUDGE FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE TO CONTINUE THE FIRST DEGREE MURDER CASE.

GARRETT'S SISTER WAS ALSO ARRESTED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE CALLED A WITNESS AND THREATENED TO KILL HIM. Return to index of stories...


DAMAS HEARING-VO


THE MAN ACCUSED OF THE MOST GRUESOME MURDER IN COLLIER COUNTY HISTORY IS EXPECTED TO BE IN COURT TODAY --

MESAC DAMAS HAS A CASE MANAGEMENT HEARING SCHEDULED --

DAMAS WAS FOUND COMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL BACK IN OCTOBER.

WE'VE SEEN SOME BIZARRE BEHAVIOR FROM EVER SINCE HE WAS ARRESTED.

AT ONE POINT -- HE REFUSED FOR DAYS TO SHOWER IN JAIL-- AND ASKED TO BE CALLED BY A DIFFERENT NAME.

AT HIS LAST COURT APPEARANCE DAMAS STAYED QUIET.

HE IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN BACK IN 2009.

ATTORNEYS HOPE TO GO TO TRIAL SOMETIME THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-VOTOPS


A RETIRED TAMPA BAY POLICE CAPTAIN ACCUSED IN A MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING LAST JANUARY APPEARED IN COURT THURSDAY.

72-YEAR OLD *CURTIS REEVES PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO SECOND-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES.

REEVES ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED 43-YEAR OLD CHAD OULSON DURING A MOVIE SCREENING JANUARY OF LAST YEAR.

THE TRIAL IS SET TO BEGIN ON AUGUST 24TH. Return to index of stories...


KEYSTONE APPROVED-VO


THE SENATE HAS PASSED A BIPARTISAN BILL SUPPORTING THE CONTROVERSIAL KEYSTONE X-L PIPELINE.

BUT IT STILL HAS A WAY TO GO BEFORE ANY TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION CAN BEGIN.

NINE DEMOCRATS VOTED WITH REPUBLICAN SENATORS THURSDAY TO APPROVE THE BILL.

THE PIPELINE WOULD TRANSPORT CRUDE OIL FROM CANADA TO REFINERIES ON THE GULF COAST.

THE PRESIDENT HAS PROMISED TO VETO THE LEGISLATION IF IT MAKES IT TO HIS DESK. Return to index of stories...


JOINING FORCES INITIATIVE-KEY


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

MICHELLE OBAMA IS SPEAKING TO POTENTIAL DONORS ABOUT SUPPORTING THE JOINING FORCES INITIATIVE.

JOINING FORCES WAS STARTED BY THE FIRST LADY AND VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN'S WIFE JILL FOUR YEARS AGO.

THE INITIATIVE HELPS FUND ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


UVA PRESIDENT TO SPEAK-ONCAM


ALSO LOOKING AHEAD-

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESIDENT TERESA SULLIVAN WILL ADDRESS THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY ABOUT NEW INITIATIVES TAKING PLACE.

THIS IS HAPPENING AFTER A WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS RAPED BY SEVEN MEMBERS OF A FRATERNITY THERE.

SHE'LL TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL'S COMMITMENT TO PROGRAMS THAT WILL BENEFIT THE SCHOOL AND CHARLOTTESVILLE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


INSIGHT INTO LEE SCHOOL DISTRICT-ONCAM


THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEE COUNTY AND THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS OFFERING AN INFORMATIVE CLASS-

IT'S ABOUT HOW THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATES.

THE FIRST CLASS IS TODAY AT DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL IN FORT MYERS --

AND WILL FOCUS ON THE ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT, SCHOOL BOARD AND DISTRICT PRINCIPALS. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL LOOK AHEAD-CLIP-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

SEATTLE AND NEW ENGLAND ARE READY TO CLASH IN THE SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.

PATRIOTS COACH BILL BELICHICK AND THE SEAHAWKS' PETE CARROLL WILL MAKE THEIR FINAL MEDIA APPEARANCE BEFORE THE BIG GAME.

COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL WILL ALSO SPEAK ABOUT THE STATE OF THE N-F-L AS THE FOOTBALL SEASON NEARS ITS END. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL KATY PERRY-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


eyes of the tiger

SINGER KATY PERRY REVEALED SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW.

SHE SAID LIONS AND SHARKS WILL BE A PART OF THE SHOW AND "IT WILL BE WILD OUT THERE".

THE SINGER ALSO SAID THERE WILL BE A SURPRISE FEMALE GUEST BUT WOULD NOT SAY WHO IT WAS. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-NATSVO


WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCES. *OFF THE FIELD*.

WHICH ONE COMES TO MIND FIRST?

PERHAPS THIS ONE?

OR' THE LAND OF THE FREEEEEE

WAIT

IT WAS 1991.

THE PERSION GULF WAR JUST STARTED, AND EVERYONE WAS FEELING PATRIOTIC.

AND WHITNEY HOUSTON *OWNED* THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

IT WAS SO POWERFUL IT WAS RE-RELEASED AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, AND SHE DONATED ALL THE PROCEEDS TO CHARITY.

STILL GIVES YOU CHILLS HEARING IT, 24 YEARS LATER! Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-NATSVO


WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCES. *OFF THE FIELD*.

WHICH ONE COMES TO MIND FIRST?

PERHAPS THIS ONE?

OR' THE LAND OF THE FREEEEEE

WAIT

IT WAS 1991.

THE PERSION GULF WAR JUST STARTED, AND EVERYONE WAS FEELING PATRIOTIC.

AND WHITNEY HOUSTON *OWNED* THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

IT WAS SO POWERFUL IT WAS RE-RELEASED AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, AND SHE DONATED ALL THE PROCEEDS TO CHARITY.

STILL GIVES YOU CHILLS HEARING IT, 24 YEARS LATER! Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


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STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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 TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD, UNSETTLED NEXT WEEK

A. M. Update - Temperatures won't be quite so chilly to start this morning; out the door temps will be in the lower 50's for most areas. By afternoon high temperatures will warm up into the lower to middle 70's with plenty of sunshine. We will see a cold front push from north to south across the state today, but it will be hard to tell. Some increase in cloud cover is likely by early evening and we can't rule out a sprinkle or two, but for the most part we have a dry and quiet day ahead. Overnight lows will fall into the lower 50's once again.

The weekend is looking good! Mid 70's with lots of sun on Saturday, and upper 70's by Sunday. Sunday we will see slightly more cloud cover and you will feel an increase in humidity.

Warm and more humid weather will continue into next week. More cloud cover will be around and there will also be a few opportunities for rain showers. As of today, Monday looks mainly dry but we will see increased chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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SUPER GNOME-2 SHOT


A COUPLE IS MAKING THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP THIS MORNING.

IT STARTED WITH A PRIZED POSSESSION STOLEN FROM THE FRONT YARD --

THEN A BIZARRE CROSS-COUNTRY ADVENTURE --

LEADING ALL OF THEM TO THE SUPER BOWL.

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SUPER GNOME-PKG


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NO NOTE. NO CLUE JUST A GNOME. VANISHED.

Branden: We put him in the front yard and then three days later somebody

stole him

BUT THEN. ONE DAY HE CAME HOME.

THE GNOME NAPPERS CHRONICLING THEIR SIX MONTH ROAD TRIP

FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO THE GRAND CANYON.YELLOWSTONE TO THE VEGAS STRIP.

Dana: They took him on a little vacation. They fed him, gave him beer.

DANA AND BRANDEN SMITH- AND THEIR REUNITED GNOME- NOW ON A LITTLE VACATION

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BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) FORT MYERS SCHOOL BOMB THREAT-SSTOPS-VOWIPE


LOOKING AT SOME OF YOUR TOP STORIES BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR.

DEPUTIES SAY THIS 15 YEAR OLD MAD E ABOMB THREAT AT NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL.

THEY SAY *CHANDLER WESTER-VELT* CALLED THE SCHOOL AROUND 11 YESTERDAY MORNING.

THE SCHOOL WAS EVACUATED --

AND HAD TO WAIT OUTSIDE FOR ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

WITNESSES TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEY HEARD *WESTERVELT* BRAGGING THAT HE MADE THE CALL.

DETECTIVES LOOKED AT HIS PHONE AND THE STORY CHECKED OUT. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) ALVA CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE


THIS MORNING-

TWO PEOPLE ARE SERIOUSLY HURT AFTER A HEAD ON CRASH IN ALVA LAST NIGHT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE DAMAGE.

IT HAPPENED ABOUT SEVEN ON JOEL BOULEVARD AND EDWARDS DRIVE.

ONE DRIVER WAS FLOWN TO LEE MEMORIAL TRAUMA CENTER.

WITNESSES FEAR SHE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT.

WE'RE TOLD THE OTHER DRIVER WAS ALSO BADLY HURT.

STAY WITH ABC-7 AS WE CONTINUE TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) LEHIGH METRO ROBBERY-SSTOPS-VOWIPE


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP THIS MORNING FINDING A SUSPECTED ROBBER.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE PICTURE THEY RELEASED.

DEPUTIES SAY HE ROBBED THE METRO P-C-S STORE ON LEE BOULEVARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE CLERK SAYS THE ROBBER WALKED IN WITH A GUN AND DEMANDED MONEY.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

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TS 4) SMOKING IN CAR BAN-VOTOPS-WIPE


LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING A BILL THAT WOULD BAN SMOKING IN A CAR WITH CHILDREN INSIDE.

IF IT PASSES -- DRIVERS CAUGHT SMOKING WITH KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 13 IN THE CAR --

COULD FACE A 150-DOLLAR FINE.

LAWMAKERS WILL CONSIDER THE BILL DURING THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

-WHICH STARTS IN MARCH. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) TAKATA AIRBAG IMPACT-VOTOPS-WIPE


A CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING-

ABC-7 IS LEARNING THAT TAKATA'S EXPLODING AIRBAGS HAVE HURT MORE PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THAN ANY OTHER STATE.

18 OUT OF 69 INJURIES AND DEATHS HAPPENED HERE.

THE HUMIDITY IS BELIEVED TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE AIRBAGS FAILING. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) BIMINI BASIN UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


LOOKING HAEAD TODAY-

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE GOING TO WORK-

TRYING TO MAKE CAPE CORAL'S BIMINI BASIN REGION A DESTINATION.

42 STAKEHOLDERS LAID OUT THEIR IDEAS FOR THE REGION LAST NIGHT.

THEY WANT TO CREATE A DOWNTOWN-LIKE FEEL THAT WILL ATTRACT PEOPLE TO THE AREA.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GOT TO VOTE ON WHICH CONCEPTS THEY LIKED BEST.

AND TODAY-

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GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

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MUSIC BUMP-TOWERCAM


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