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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ2 FM NEW DEVELOPMENTS-VOTOPS
HEADLINES WX TEASE-WXWALL
HL 1) LEE SCHOOL ATTACK-SSTOPS RAIN VIDEO-EANIBOX
HL 2) MOLESTATION ARREST-SOTVO DOWNTOWN FM RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS
HL 3) UNDERGROUNG POT LAB-VOTOPS FMB RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS
RAINY THURSDAY-CLIP WEATHER-CLIP
RAINY THURSDAY-WX WALL WEATHER-PWC
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
LEE SCHOOL ATTACK-2SHOT-OTS-SS FM NEW DEVELOPMENTS-TC-VO
LEE SCHOOL ATTACK-OC FM NEW DEVELOPMENTS-SOTVO
MOLESTATION ARREST-OTS-SS-VO DAYCARE NAME CHANGE-TRX-VOTOPS
MOLESTATION ARREST-SOTVO CAPR CORAL FIRE HOUSE-OTS-VO
BARRIENTOS GUILTY-OC-VO CITY OF PALMS PARK-2SHOT-VO
GROW HOUSE ARREST-TRX-VOTOPS-SS CITY OF PALMS PARK-SOTVO
MIAMI UNDERGROUND POT LAB-WIPE-VOTOPS RAYS EQUIPMENT TRUCK LEAVES-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
NFM MOBILE HOME-VOTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
NFM MOBILE HOME-SOTVO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
DIS.19 SPLITTING THE VOTE-2SHOT-VO ARTFEST FORT MYERS-VOTOPS
DIS.19 SPLITTING THE VOTE-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
NEW FL GOV. POLL-OTS-SS 11PM TZ1) MOMMY ME TIME-VOTOPS-WIPE
JEB BUSH 2016?-TRX-VOTOPS 11PM TZ2) CAT HOARDER-SOTVO
TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
I75 TO CLOSE-SSTOPS ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON
LEE CO MY CHART APP-OTS-VO ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- DUBAI GOLF-VOTOPS
TZ1 TPD OFFICER DRAGS SUSPECT-VOTOPS WINTER OLYMPICS-VOTOPS
TZ1 COLLIER BEARS-SOTVO WINTER OLYMPICS-SOTTOPS
FORT MYERS BURGLARY-TRX-SS(3) SUPER BOWL 48-POPMON
BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-OC-EANIBOX-VOFULL SUPER BOWL 48-VOTOPS
TAMPA OFFICER DRAGS SUSPECT-TRX-VOTOPS SUPER BOWL 48-SOTTOPS
JUSTIN BIEBER LATEST-OTS-VO FGCU MEN-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP FGCU MEN-SOTOPS
TEASE TWO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4SHOT
TZ2 CITY OF PALMS PARK-SOTVO  


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HEADLINES


THESES TWO LEE COUNTY TEENS -- ARE FACING CHARGES TONIGHT AFTER DEPUTIES SAY -- THEY VISIOUSLY ATTACKED A FELLOW STUDENT.

AND IT WAS ALL OVER A CELL PHONE!

PLUS THIS --

its going to a shock to everyone who knew him 10:10

SHOCK -- INDEED.

A MAN EVERYONE AT THIS LEE COUNTY CHURCH KNEW -- ARRESTED AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY, HE MOLESTED A LITTLE BOY.

ABC7S GOT THE NEW, DISTURBING DETAILS SURFACING TONIGHT.

AND --

UNDERGROUND -- AND UNDER ARREST.

HOW AUTHORITIES CAUGHT ON TO THIS ELABORITE *UNDERGROUND GROW-HOUSE.

THE NEWS AT 7:00 -- STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) LEE SCHOOL ATTACK-SSTOPS


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HL 2) MOLESTATION ARREST-SOTVO


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HL 3) UNDERGROUNG POT LAB-VOTOPS


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RAINY THURSDAY-CLIP


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RAINY THURSDAY-WX WALL


TRACKING WARMER WEATHER

It was a chilly, raw and wet day across Southwest Florida Thursday, with plenty of rain and highs only in the upper 50s and low 60s. The steady rain will diminish to more scattered activity this evening, with near steady temps in the 50s. Rain will also be possible for the overnight, with lows holding in the 50s.

We start a nice warming trend beginning Friday. The day will feature plenty of cloud cover, with scattered showers possible and highs climbing into the mid 70s. Overnight lows will not be as cool, with temps holding in the low 60s.

Sunshine returns to the area on Saturday. We'll see partly sunny skies for much of the day, but the sun that we do see will allow temps to climb into the low 80s.

Sunday will feature a heavy dose of sun, with partly cloudy skies and highs again climbing into the low 80s.

Our dry & warm weather pattern holds as we start next week, with partly cloudy skies and highs holding in the low to mid 80s. A few sprinkles will be possible midweek, otherwise dry will prevail for most of next week. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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LEE SCHOOL ATTACK-2SHOT-OTS-SS


OUR BIG STORY --

BRAND NEW AT 7 TONIGHT --

A LEE COUNTY TEENAGER IS RECOVERING --

AFTER HE WAS VIOLENTLY ATTACKED INSIDE A LOCKER ROOM AT DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL!

THE VICTIM SAYS HIS ATTACKERS ARE FELLOW STUDENTS AND WANTED HIS CELL PHONE.

IT ALL HAPPENED WEDNESDAY MORNING.

DEPUTIES TELL US AS THE 15 YEAR OLD LEFT THE LOCKER ROOM ANOTHER STUDENT CAME UP BEHIND HIM AND PUT HIM IN A CHOKE HOLD.

THEY SAY ONE OF THESE STUDENTS DRAGGED HIM INTO THE SHOWER AREA.

DEPUTIES TELL US THAT 16-YEAR-OLD CURTIS BROWN CHOKED THE TEEN SO VIOLENTLY -- HE COULDN'T BREATHE.

DURING THE ATTACK -- THEY SAY TRAVESE JOHNSON, WENT THROUGH THE VICTIM'S POCKETS AND STOLE HIS CELL PHONE. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL ATTACK-OC


THE TWO RAN AND LEFT THE BOY ON THE FLOOR OF THE LOCKER ROOM.

DAWSON AND JOHNSON FACE FELONY ROBBERY CHARGES.

BOTH WILL BE IN COURT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


MOLESTATION ARREST-OTS-SS-VO


OUR OTHER BIG STORY AT 7 --

A WELL-KNOWN LEE COUNTY CHURCH VOLUNTEER --

IS UNDER ARREST TONIGHT --

ACCUSED OF TOUCHING A LITTLE BOY.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ROBERT LITTLE--

AFTER THAT BOY SAYS LITTLE TOUCHED HIM INAPPROPRIATELY MULTIPLE TIMES --

AT A HOUSE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THE BOY TOLD HIS MOM.

SHE CALLED DEPUTIES.

THOSE WHO KNEW LITTLE SAY --

HE WAS WELL-LIKED AND WELL-KNOWN BY MOST PEOPLE AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH. Return to index of stories...


MOLESTATION ARREST-SOTVO


Alex Hepner

Has Attended St. Francis

11:07 and what can i say there should be something to be done or noted 11:18

--BUTT SOTT--

Beth Graff

Knew Accused

6:00 he was a likable person everyone liked him 6:046:11 ohh, surprises me i thought he lived in the condo at the church 6:18

LITTLE BEGAN HELPING WITH COMMUNION SERVICES AT THE CHURCH IN 2010.

HE ALSO WORKED AS A MAINTENANCE MAN IN WINDMILL VILLAGE FOR 18 YEARS.

LITTLE IS STILL IN CUSTODY -- ON 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


BARRIENTOS GUILTY-OC-VO


LATE THIS AFTERNOON --

A JURY CONVICTED A FORMER LELY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT OF MURDER.

THEY DECIDED JUAN BARRIENTOS ROBBED AND STABBED ROBERTO AVALOS-JASSO BACK IN 2008.

BARRIENTOS' ACCOMPLICE, JESUS GARZA, TOOK A PLEA DEAL.

HE'LL SERVE 50 YEARS BEHIND BARS.

BUT BARRIENTOS MAINTAINED HIS INNOCENCE.

THE JURY WASN'T BUYING IT.

IT TOOK THEM TWO HOURS TO FIND HIM GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


GROW HOUSE ARREST-TRX-VOTOPS-SS


ALERT UTILITY WORKERS IN CAPE CORAL TIPPED OFF OFFICERS TO A MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE.

L-C-E-C WORKERS NOTICED THE POWER TO THIS HOUSE ON EAST GATOR LANE WAS NOT HOOKED UP LEGALLY.

OFFICERS RAIDED THE HOUSE YESTERDAY.

INSIDE THEY FOUND 57 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA AND 13 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH.

THEY ARRESTED LUISA BADO.

THEY SAY SHE LIVED HERE AND GREW THE MARIJUANA.

SHE CLAIMED TO WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI UNDERGROUND POT LAB-WIPE-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE -- NEW VIDEO FROM THE MIAMI AREA.

OFFICERS ARRESTED THREE PEOPLE AFTER THEY FOUND UNDERGROUND MARIJUANA-GROWING OPERATION AT THE BASE OF A CONCRETE-SEALED POOL.

THERE WAS EVEN A HIDDEN TUNNEL.

DETECTIVES GOT A SEARCH WARRANT -- AFTER A CAR AT THE HOUSE SMELLED LIKE POT. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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NFM MOBILE HOME-VOTOPS


BRAND NEW AT 7 --

A FAMILY OF FOUR IS HOMELESS TONIGHT.

THEIR MOBILE HOME BURNED DOWN.

THE FIRE SPARKED AT SUNCOAST ESTATES.

THE FAMILY SAYS THEY PUT WATER ON THE STOVE TO BOIL.

SOON, THEY HEARD A CRACKLING SOUND.

WHEN THEY CAME BACK, THE ENTIRE ROOM WAS ON FIRE. Return to index of stories...


NFM MOBILE HOME-SOTVO


ROSE BERRY/HOME DESTROYED IN FIRE

"I GUESS AT FIRST YOU'RE KIND OF IN SHOCK BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S YOUR PLACE THAT IT'S HAPPENING TO BUT, IN MY MIND, IT'S HARD. BECAUSE THEN YOU REALIZED THAT YOU LOST EVERYTHING. SO."

THE FAMILY TELLS ABC-7 --

THEY AREN'T SURE WHERE THEY'LL BE STAYING TONIGHT, SINCE THEY RECENTLY MOVED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FROM MASSACHUSETTS. Return to index of stories...


DIS.19 SPLITTING THE VOTE-2SHOT-VO


TODAY --

TWO MORE PEOPLE OFFICIALLY JOINED THE LIST OF REPUBLICANS VYING FOR FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT.

RADEL RESIGNED ON MONDAY FOLLOWING A COCAINE SCANDAL.

NOW --

FORT MYERS' TIMOTHY ROSSANO AND PINE ISLAND'S MICHAEL DREIKORN WANT THE JOB.

STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO AND FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE CHAUNCEY GOSS ARE CONSIDERING A RUN.

FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE GARY AUBUCHON RAN IN 2012.

HE WARNS *MORE* ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER. Return to index of stories...


DIS.19 SPLITTING THE VOTE-SOTVO


4740 "Congressman Radel won with 32 percent of the vote. The vast majority of SWFL did not vote for him yet he was our member of Congress. That's FLorida election laws."

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT PLANS TO CALL A SPECIAL ELECTION.

HE HAS NOT SET A DATE.

WHOEVER WINS WILL FACE DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


NEW FL GOV. POLL-OTS-SS


NEW TONIGHT --

A NEW POLL SHOWS FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST LEADING CURRENT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT BY 8 POINTS.

THE QUINNIPAC UNIVERSITY POLL SHOWS 54 PERCENT OF FLORIDIANS DON'T THINK SCOTT DESERVES A SECOND TERM AS GOVERNOR.

ONLY 41 PERCENT APPROVE OF THE JOB SCOTT IS DOING.

STILL --

THE GAP BETWEEN SCOTT AND CRIST -- 46 TO 38 -- IS CLOSER THAN LAST YEAR.

THE POLL ALSO FOUND 73 PERCENT OF VOTERS SUPPORT RAISING THE STATE'S MINIMUM WAGE. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH 2016?-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

THE MAN WHO PRECEEDED BOTH CRIST AND SCOTT AS GOVERNOR --

DID NOTHING TO SQUELCH RUMORS HE MAY RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016.

WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE RUMORS WEDNESDAY --

FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH SAID "I'M GOING TO THINK ABOUT TI LATER."

HE WENT ON TO SAY, "I'M DEFERRING THE DECISION TO THE RIGHT TIME WHICH IS LATER THIS YEAR." Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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I75 TO CLOSE-SSTOPS


LOOKING AHEAD --

CREWS WILL CLOSE INTERSTATE 75 IN LEE COUNTY NEXT WEEK --

TO WORK ON THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT.

YOU'LL SEE CLOSURES BETWEEN DANIELS PARKWAY AND ALICO ROAD.

THEY'LL LAST FROM 11 AT NIGHT UNTIL FIVE IN THE MORNING.

AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IS TREELINE AVENUE.

MONDAY NIGHT THEY'LL CLOSE THE SOUTHBOUND LANES --

WITH ADDITIONAL CLOSURES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO MY CHART APP-OTS-VO


ABC7 IS BRINGING YOU A LOOK AT A NEW SMARTPHONE APP FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DOCTORS!

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM TEAMED UP WITH ITS ELECTRONIC PROVIDER TO OFFER THE NEW "MY CHART" APP.

A SIMPLE DOWNLOAD CAN REFILL PRESCRIPTIONS, MAKE OR CANCEL APPOINTMENTS, -- AND MORE.

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NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


NEW, UNBELIEVABLE VIDEO SHOWS A TAMPA POLICE OFFICER -- DRAGGING THIS SUSPECT INTO POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

TONIGHT -- SOME ARE QUESTIONING WHY THIS OFFICER STILL HAS A JOB.

WE'LL EXPLAIN.

PLUS --

If they possibly could - just relocate - put them out in the woods - away, away from people."

BUT OFFICIALS WITH FWC SAY -- THERE'S NOTHING THEY CAN DO.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE CHILLING VIDEO THAT HAS HOMEOWNERS IN EAST NAPLES, ON-EDGE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 TPD OFFICER DRAGS SUSPECT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 COLLIER BEARS-SOTVO


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FORT MYERS BURGLARY-TRX-SS(3)


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE BRAND NEW SURVEILLANCE PICTURES --

THEY SHOW A BURGLAR BREAKING INTO A BUISINESS ALONG PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

POLICE SAY, THE MAN STOLE A LARGE SCREEN TEVELVISION.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THIS GUY -- LIKELY IN HIS EARLY 20S --

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


BEARS IN COLLIER COUNTY-OC-EANIBOX-VOFULL


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

WHAT A SCARY SITUATUION FOR RESIDENTS IN EAST NAPLES TONIGHT.

A-B-C 7'S CAMERAS CAUGHT THESE BEASR DUMPSTER DIVING IN THE SOUTH BAY PLANTATION NEIGHBORHOOD.

WORKERS THERE SAY IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME --

BASICALLY EVERY DAY.

RESIDENTS SAY THE BEARS OPEN THE DUMPSTER DOORS -- CLIMB IN -- GET WHAT THEY WANT -- THEN DRAG IT INTO THE WOODS.

PEOPLE HAVE SEEN AS MANY AS THREE BEARS IN THE AREA.

BUT F-W-C SAYS THE BEARS WILL NOT BE RELOCATED. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA OFFICER DRAGS SUSPECT-TRX-VOTOPS


AT SEVEN -

ABC7 IS SHOWING YOU NEW VIDEO THAT JUST SURFACED TONIGHT.

IT SHOWS A TAMPA POLICE OFFICER DRAGGING A SUSPECT INTO THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY JAIL.

THE OFFICER CLAIMS THE WOMAN REFUSED TO WALK SO HE PICKED HER UP, RESTRAINED HER -- AND DRAGGED HER INTO THE BOOKING AREA.

THIS HAPPENED IN OCTOBER.

TONIGHT -- THE DEPARTMENT IS CHANGING POLICY, REQUIRING TWO PEOPLE TO MOVE A SUSPECT IF THEY REFUSE TO COOPERATE. Return to index of stories...


JUSTIN BIEBER LATEST-OTS-VO


ALSO NEW AT SEVEN -

FOLLOWING JUSTIN BIEBER'S MIAMI ARREST A PRELIMINARY TOXICOLOGY REPORT SHOWS -- BIEBER TESTED POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA AND THE ANTI-ANXIETY DRUG XANAX.

THE REPORT DID NOT FIND THE PRESENCE OF OTHER ILLICIT DRUGS SUCH AS COCAINE OR OXYCODONE IN HIS SYSTEM.

OFFICERS ARRESTED THE 19-YEAR-OLD POPSTAR LAST WEEK IN MIAMI BEACH ON CHARGES OF DUI, RESISTING ARREST AND HAVING AN EXPIRED DRIVER'S LICENSE.

HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

OFFICERS SAY HE TOLD THEM HE SMOKED POT AND TOOK A PRESCIPTION DRUG. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


sot carol chamberlain, fort myers

31:53-01

its crazy, were paying taxes for it and theyre not using it."

STRUCK OUT!

ONE PLAN TO BRING SPRING TRAINING BACK TO THE CITY OF PALMS PARK ARE DEAD.

FIND OUT WHAT STRUCK THE FATAL BLOW.

PLUS --

BUSINESS IS BOOMING ALONG THIS BUSY COORIDOR, IN LEE COUNTY.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT'S PLANNED FOR THE AREA -- NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 CITY OF PALMS PARK-SOTVO


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TZ2 FM NEW DEVELOPMENTS-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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RAIN VIDEO-EANIBOX


WE HAD ONE RAINY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

ABC7 CAMERAS RECORDED A LOT OF UMBRELLAS AND RAIN COATS IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

NOT MANY SPENT TIME OUTSIDE.

THOSE WHO DID TRIED TO STAY DRY.

MEANWHILE --

FORT MYERS BEACH WASN'T MUCH OF A VACATION DESTINATION.

IT WAS A GRAY DAY ON THE BACK BAY.

WE WERE THERE WHEN PEOPLE LEFT TOWN ON THE KEY WEST EXPRESS.

BUT THE WEATHER ON DUVAL STREET ISN'T MUCH BETTER. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS


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FMB RAIN VIDEO-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


TRACKING WARMER WEATHER

It was a chilly, raw and wet day across Southwest Florida Thursday, with plenty of rain and highs only in the upper 50s and low 60s. The steady rain will diminish to more scattered activity this evening, with near steady temps in the 50s. Rain will also be possible for the overnight, with lows holding in the 50s.

We start a nice warming trend beginning Friday. The day will feature plenty of cloud cover, with scattered showers possible and highs climbing into the mid 70s. Overnight lows will not be as cool, with temps holding in the low 60s.

Sunshine returns to the area on Saturday. We'll see partly sunny skies for much of the day, but the sun that we do see will allow temps to climb into the low 80s.

Sunday will feature a heavy dose of sun, with partly cloudy skies and highs again climbing into the low 80s.

Our dry & warm weather pattern holds as we start next week, with partly cloudy skies and highs holding in the low to mid 80s. A few sprinkles will be possible midweek, otherwise dry will prevail for most of next week. Return to index of stories...


FM NEW DEVELOPMENTS-TC-VO


BIG CHANGES ARE HAPPENING IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

THERE'S A HOST OF NEW RESTURANTS -- ON THE WAY.

EVERYTHING FROM --- CULVERS --

TO POLLO TROPICAL --

AND EVEN A BLUE MOON PIZZA.

TODAY- CONSTRUCTION CREWS WERE WORKING HARD, AT THE FORMER JALAPENOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT ON COLLEGE PARKWAY.

MEANWHILE -- YOU CAN SEE A NUMBER OF UPGRADES TO THIS SECTION OF U-S-41 AND COLLEGE.

ABC-7 SPOKE TO THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEW PROJECTS.

THEY SAY -- THIS IS THE *PERFECT TIME FOR GROWTH. Return to index of stories...


FM NEW DEVELOPMENTS-SOTVO


06:14 "We've got about 100,110 thousand cars on this corner, it's the thoroughfare and feeder to Cape Coral, the whole River District its really a phenomenal spot."

DEVELOPMENT FOR BOTH PROJECTS IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED SOMETIME AROUND MAY OF THIS YEAR.

DEVELOPERS SAY THIS AREA CAN EXPECT A BIG BOOM IN THE COMING MONTH WHICH MEANS BIG BUSINESS AND GOOD JOBS. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE NAME CHANGE-TRX-VOTOPS


A FORT MYERS DAYCARE THAT'S BEEN AROUND NEARLY 50 YEARS JUST CHANGED ITS NAME -- OR WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY ALMOST 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

"BRIGHTEST" HORIZONS IS NOW THE GLADIOLUS LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER.

IN MARCH. THE NON PROFIT GOT A LETTER FROM THE NATIONAL DAYCARE CHAIN "BRIGHT" HORIZONS -- STATING ITS NAME AND LOGO VIOLATED TRADEMARK.

IT WILL OPEN ITS FIRST SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FACILITY AS A CORPORATE DAYCARE FOR CHICO'S.

CHICO'S DONATED 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO DEFRAY THE COSTS OF THE NAME CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPR CORAL FIRE HOUSE-OTS-VO


CAPE CORAL'S CITY MANAGER WANTS A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS TO SPRUCE UP A FIRE STATION.

STATION TEN RUNS OUT OF THIS SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE TO PARK THE TRUCK OUTSIDE THE BUILDING.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG WANTS COUNCIL TO APPROVE FUNDS TO ATTACH AN APPARATUS BAY.

HE SAYS IT WILL HELP LOWER INSURANCE PREMINUMS.

COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER THIS ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS PARK-2SHOT-VO


THE PLAN TO LURE THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS TO FORT MYERS IS AT A STANDSTILL, TONIGHT.

THE REASON -- FUNDING!

THE FORT MYERS CITY MANAGER SAYS, THEY CANT AFFORD TO MOVE FORWARD WITHOUT FINANCIAL BACKING FROM THE NATIONALS' DEVELOPER.

UNDER INITIAL PROPOSAL, THE CITY, COUNTY AND DEVELOPER WOULD SPLIT DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE PROJECT.

THE FINAL PROPOSAL SHOWS, THE DEVELOPER WOULD BUILD RESTAURANTS AND BUILDINGS AROUND THE STADIUM --

BUT NOT PAY FOR ANY UPGRADES TO THE FACILITY AS WAS PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED. Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS PARK-SOTVO


sot carol chamberlain, fort myers

31:37-46

i think it would have been great, great revenue for the city, great

revenue for the attractions around here, the hotels, im really

disappointed that they couldn't make it happen."

THE COUNTY MANAGER SCHEDULED A MEETING TO LOOK FOR A 'PLAN B' -- IF NEGOTIATIONS WITH ROCKFORD DEVELOPMENT COME TO AN END.

ABC-7 REACHED OUT TO THE DEVELOPER -- SO FAR, WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN A RESPONSE. Return to index of stories...


RAYS EQUIPMENT TRUCK LEAVES-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

TODAY AT TROPICANA FIELD THE RAYS STAFF LOADED TWO TRUCKS FOR SPRING TRAINING.

THEY'RE TAKING EVERYTHING FROM BATS AND BALLS, TO SUNFLOWER SEEDS, EVEN ONE CROSSBOW, DOWN TO PORT CHARLOTTE.

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TO THE CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK IN 15 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE ABOUT A WEEK AWAY. WE TALK TO THE PARENTS OF AN OLYMPIC SPEED SKATER.

PLUS RICHARD SHERMAN. IS TUGGING ON SUPERMAN'S CAPE. TAKING SHOTS AT PETYON MANNING. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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ARTFEST FORT MYERS-VOTOPS


ARTFEST IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND -- IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR.

THE OPENING NIGHT IS TOMORROW, FROM SIX UNTIL EIGHT.

FESTIVAL WEEKEND IS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, FROM 10 A-M TO 5 P-M. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) MOMMY ME TIME-VOTOPS-WIPE


MORE "ME TIME."

IT'S A GROWING PRIORITY FOR MOM'S IN AMERICA.

NEW AT ELEVEN --

THE GENERATION OF MOM'S WHO DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF --

AND WHY THEY'RE EVEN BEING CALLED "LAZY."

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11PM TZ2) CAT HOARDER-SOTVO


dead animals, sick it smelled lilke horror show

A WOMAN -- HOARDING DOZENS OF DEAD ANIMALS --

AND THIS ISN'T HER FIRST OFFENSE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON


THE ARE TWO MAIN REQUIREMENTS. TO PLAY ON THE CHAMPIONSHIPS TOUR. YOU'VE GOT TO BE AT LEAST 50 YEARS OLD. AND YOU'VE GOT TO BE REALLY GOOD AT GOLF. A LOT OF LIVING LEGENDS PLAYING ON THE TOUR. SEVERAL OF WHOM. WILL BE IN NAPLES NEXT MONTH FOR THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS


TODAY WAS MEDIA FOR THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC.

MOTHER NATURE DROPPED BY. WASHIGN OUT THE GOLF PORTION OF THE EVENT.

THE CLASSIC BEGINS. FEBRUARY 13TH. BETTER WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR THE TOURNAMENT. WHICH HAS A STACKED FIELD OF PLAYERS. INCLUDING 8 WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAMERS Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


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DUBAI GOLF-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO DUBAI. FOR THE DESERT CLASSIC.

AFTER MISSING THE CUT LAST WEEK. TIGER WOODS LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK.

THIS SLOW ROLLER FINDS THE BOTTOM OF THE CUP.

TIGER 5 SHOTS BACK OF RORY MCILROY WHO LEADS AT 9 UNDER PAR. Return to index of stories...


WINTER OLYMPICS-VOTOPS


THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. JUST OVER A WEEK AWAY.

ONE GUY TO KEEP AN EYE ON. IS AMERICAN SPEED SKATER. PATRICK MEEK.

MEEK LANDED IN SOCHI TODAY AND WILL BE COMPETING IN THE 5-THOUSAND METER RACE

PATRICK. GREW UP IN CHICAGO. BUT HIS PARENTS. LIVE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND BOT HARE PROUD OF THEIR SON FOR EARNING A SPOT IN THE GAMES ON HIS THIRD TRY. Return to index of stories...


WINTER OLYMPICS-SOTTOPS


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SUPER BOWL 48-POPMON


WHILE MOST OF US WILL BE WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL FROM THE COMFORTS OF OUR OWN LIVING ROOM. OR SOMEONE ELSES LIVING ROOM. FOR BRONCOS WIDE RECEIVER DEMARYIUS THOMAS. HIS TWO BIGGEST FANS WILL BE WATCHING FROM FEDERAL PRISON. THOMAS' MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER WERE BOTH ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING WHEN HE WAS 11. AND FOR THEM. HE VOWS TO HAVE THE GAME OF HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL 48-VOTOPS


RICHARD SHERMAN. WILL TRY AND MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

THE OUTSPOKEN DEFENSIVE BACK. WAS OUTSPOKEN ONCE AGAIN.

THIS TIME. QUESTIONING PEYTON MANNING'S ARM STRENGTH. SAYING MANNING THROWS A LOT OF DUCKS.

MANNING AGREES. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL 48-SOTTOPS


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FGCU MEN-VOTOPS


FRIDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL ANYONE.

THE FGCU MEN. WILL HOST STETSON TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE NEST

THE ATLANTIC SUN. IS TURNING INTO A TWO TEAM RACE FOR THE CONFERENCE TITLE.

THE EAGLES ARE A GAME BACK OF MERCER. AND HOPE TO KEEP PACE WITH THE BEARS. FRIDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-SOTOPS


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GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4SHOT


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