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DIRECTORS PAGE COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
630 SHOW OPEN-CLIP TEASE TWO---------
FIRST WEATHER-OMNI-TOSS A TIGER ROOT CANAL-VO
TOSS TO TY-TRX-OC-SS-OC B FM HEART WALK-SOTVO
FDLE INVESTIGATION-BNC STORMWAR 7 OPEN-CLIP
FDLE INVESTIGATION-PKG WEATHER-WXWALL
FDLE INVESTIGATION-BNC TIGER ROOT CANAL-VO
TOSS TO HOLLIE-TRX-OC CAM TIGER ROOT CANAL-SOTVO
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-TC MON COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR-TRX-VOTOPS
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-VO FM HEART WALK-VO
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-SOTVO FM CAR SHOW-OC-SOT-VO
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-SOTVO NAPLES BOAT SHOW-TRX-VOTOPS
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-TC MON SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO ANDREA-TRX-OC FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-POPMON
COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-REM-7 FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS
COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-VO FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-SOTTOPS
COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-SOT FILIP SUSPENDED-VOTOPS
COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-REM-7 FLORIDA BASKETBALL-VOTOPS
LEE COUNTY ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT-trx FLORIDA STATE BASKETBALL-VOTOPS
FM CLEAN WATER RALLY-VO MIAMI BASKETBALL-POP
FM CLEAN WATER RALLY-SOTVO PHIL DORN-VOTOPS
FM ARTWALK-TRX-VOTOPS PHIL DORN-SOTTOPS
FM ARTWALK-SOTVO HALL OF FAME CLASS-POP
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP SUPER BOWL PREVIEW-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- SUPER BOWL PREVIEW-SOTTOPS
A CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL LATEST-SOTVO EVERBLADES HOCKEY-CGTOPS
CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL LATEST-TRX-VO PHOENIX OPEN GOLF-VOTOPS
CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL LATEST-(2SOTVO) PHOENIX OPEN GOLF-CGTOPS
WINTER WEATHER ATLANTA MAYOR-VO DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC GOLF-CGTOPS
PHILLY FLIGHT EMERGENCY-TRX-VOTOPS SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
SOCHI SECURITY-TRX-VO GOODBYE-3SHOT


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630 SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-OMNI-TOSS


THE RAIN LET UP TODAY BUT THE RADAR SHOWS MORE RAIN IS HEADING OUR WAY.

METEOROLOGIST DAVID HECKARD HAS BEEN TRACKING WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TODAY AND WHEN THIS RAIN IS COMING BACK.

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.

Another round of fog will be possible overnight into Sunday morning, but once the fog lifts away by mid morning, we're set to see a mostly sunny sky along with unseasonably warm temperatures as highs climb back into the low to mid 80s.

For those who have been hoping for a stretch of warmer weather, this is definitely the week for you. A warm, sunny weather pattern stays locked in place through the next several days, and we may even be close to near-record warmth during the afternoons.

Highs will be in the mid 80s, and lows will only settle into the mid to upper 60s.

Isolated showers will be possible in the afternoon starting Wednesday, but rain chances should only be around 30%.

Watch for developing fog on most mornings this week, but overall, it's a nice looking forecast across Southwest Florida through the next week. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO TY-TRX-OC-SS-OC


TONIGHT A ROGUE CHEMIST IS THE FOCUS OF AN UNPRECEDENTED STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION -

THAT COULD LEAD TO THOUSANDS OF CONVICTED CRIMINALS BEING LET GO IN FLORIDA

THE SCIENTIST IS ACCUSED OF STEALING PILLS FROM EVIDENCE, POTENTIALLY BOTCHING THOUSANDS OF CASES.

DOZENS OF THEM RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT SAYS HIS OFFICE IS BEING FORCED TO REVIEW 47 CASES HANDLED BY THE STATE.

49 ARE BEING LOOKED AT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AND THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS ABOUT 20 CASES UNDER REVIEW.

ABC-7'S TY RUSSELL HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY ALL DAY.

HE JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-BNC


THE SPARK OF THIS STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION STARTED OVER MISSING PRESCRIPTION PAIN PILLS.

OFFICIALS SAY A SCIENTIST IN A CRIME LAB IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACING THOSE PILLS WITH OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS.

NOW--MORE THAN 26-HUNDRED CASES ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION STATEWIDE. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-PKG


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATORS ARE TRAVELING TO

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

3:45-3:50 "Keep in mind we are now in the early stages of a criminal

investigation."

AFTER

COMMISSIONER GERALD BAILY ANNOUNCED A CHEMIST WITH THE PENSACOLA

REGIONAL CRIME LAB HAS REMOVED FROM HIS POST.

THE SCIENTIST IS ACCUSED OF STEALING PAIN PILLS MEANT TO BE USED AS EVIDENCE.

FDLE LEADERS NOW HAVE TO LOOK AT EVERY CASE HE WORKED FROM 2006 TO NOW.

05:11-05:16

"What was in the evidence bag was actually over the counter."

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT IS WORKING WITH FDLE ON 47 CASES.

COLLIER COUNTY INVESTIGATORS WILL REVIEW 49.

FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL REVIEW ABOUT 20.

4:15-4:22 sheriff mike Scott "We will be able to work through those

cases and sort of get those addressed in a fairly short order."

SCOTT IS RELIEVED THE CHEMIST ONLY HELPED WITH A SMALL

NUMBER OF CASES.

01:11-01:15 mike Scott "They're all very very old back in the the 06 and 07"

SCOTT SAYS THE COUNTY'S CRIME LAB WAS UP AND RUNNING IN 2007, SO L-C-S-O COULD HANDLE IT'S OWN TESTS. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-BNC


THE CHEMIST IS UNDER INVESTIGATION - NO WORD TONIGHT IF HE WILL FACE CHARGES.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF AND OTHERS ARE MEETING WITH THE FDLE COMMISSIONER TONIGHT.

THEYRE ALL EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT POSSIBLE CONVICTED DRUG DEALERS

WALKING FREE OR FILING LAWSUITS.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO TY RUSSELL ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-TRX-OC CAM


ALL NEW AT 6-

THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES FOR ALLEGIANT PASSENGERS IN PUNTA GORDA.

THE AIRLINE CANCELLED ALL FLIGHTS LAST MINUTE YESTERDAY LEAVING HUNDREDS STRANDED.

ABC SEVEN HOLLIE HOJEK JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH ONE OF THOSE PASSENGERS

WHO'S TAKING MATTERS INTO HER OWN HANDS. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-TC MON


IRIS DEHOYOS FROM CAPE CORAL SAYS SHE AND HER FAMILY WERE SUPPOSE TO BE ON VACATION IN TENNESSEE ON THURSDAY--

INSTEAD--RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE DRIVING TO KNOXVILLE IN A RENTAL CAR.

THATS AFTER HER ALLEGIANT AIRLINE FLIGHT GOT CANCELLED-TWICE. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-VO


THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT YESTERDAY.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SPRAWLED ALL OVER-- STUCK WITH

NOWHERE TO GO.

AT 3 OCLOCK FRIDAY--

ALLEGIANT AIRLINES CANCELLED ALL FLIGHTS.

THE AIRLINE BLAMED IT ON BAD WEATHER-

BUT PASSENGERS DIDN'T BUY IT.

DEHOYOS SAYS THE AIRLINE OFFERED TO RESCHEDULE PASSENGERS FLIGHTS--FOR

SOME TIME- WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!

DEHOYOS AND HER FAMILY WERE DONE WAITING-- AND RENTED A CAR INSTEAD.

WHEN I SPOKE TO HER ON THE PHONE-- SHE WAS STILL ON HER WAY TO THE SMOKIES. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-SOTVO


IRIS DEHOYOS

"I'm still driving at this time. So were not only losing the two days

that we lost at the aiport. we lost the day driving, and were going to

lose a whole other day because we have to leave a day early to drive

back."

:10

DEHOYOS SAYS FORTUNATELY FOR HER-- IT'S JUST A FAMILY VACATION.

SHE SAYS OTHERS STRANDED AT THE AIPORT HAD MUCH MORE IMPORTANT PLACES TO BE. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-SOTVO


"There was a lady there I felt worse for because I was told she missed

her son's funeral, because of the flight delays, someone else missed

their wedding. Other people were out of heart medication."

:05

RIGHT NOW DEHOYOS HAS NO IDEA IF SHE WILL GET REIMBURSED FOR THE CANCELLED FLIGHTS.

SHE WAS TOLD TO CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE.

BUT SHE SAYS WHEN SHE DID SHE WAS PUT ON HOLD FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR THEN THE

CALL WAS DROPPED. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-TC MON


WHEN WE CALLED ALLEGIANT AIRLINE CUSTOMER SERVICE TONIGHT A RECORDING TOLD US BECAUSE OF HIGH CALL VOLUME-- WE'D BE ON HOLD FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES

BEFORE SPEAKING WITH SOMEONE.

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TOSS TO ANDREA-TRX-OC


HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF POT. THAT'S WHAT INVESTIGATORS UNCOVERED IN A MAJOR COLLIER COUNTY DRUG BUST.

FOR MONTHS, INVESTIGATORS HAVE TRACKED THIS WOMAN, 27-YEAR-OLD OLGA NACIF.

TONIGHT SHE'S IN JAIL ACCUSED OF GROWING 95 POT PLANTS IN A NAPLES HOME.

ABC-7'S ANDREA HUBBEL JOINS US LIVE FROM OUTSIDE THE HOUSE ON DESOTO BOULEVARD WITH THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-REM-7


THESE PLANTS ARE VALUED AT 285 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND ALONG THIS QUIET STREET - NO ONE HAD ANY IDEA ALL OF THIS WAS HAPPENING INSIDE THE NOW ABANDONED HOME. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-VO


EHIND THESE LOCKED DOORS DETECTIVES FOUND 95 PLANTS - WEIGHING IN AT A TOTAL OF EIGHT POUNDS.

BESIDE THAT MARIJUANA, NACIF IS ACCUSED OF STORING EQUIPMENT TO GROW THE ILLEGAL DRUG.

ALL THAT ADDS UP TO AN ESTIMATED 30 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

MEANWHILE NEIGHBORS ON EITHER SIDE OF THIS QUIET OPERATION WERE CLUELESS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-SOT


16:21:05:12 - 16:21:12:17

"I GREW UP HERE IN THE ESTATES AND I KNEW IT WAS AROUND. I JUST HOPED IT WAS NEVER IN MY PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. AND NOW IT IS." Return to index of stories...


COLLIER GROW HOUSE BUST-REM-7


ANOTHER NEIGHBOR SAYS EVEN THOUGH THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.HE'S NOT SURPRISED.

AND THAT - THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF GROWING HOUSES JUST LIKE THIS ONE ALL OVER THIS QUIET STREET. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT-trx


THE SEARCH IS ON TONIGHT FOR THE MAN WHO ROBBED A FORT MYERS HOTEL AT GUN POINT.

IT HAPPENED AT THE SPRINGHILL SUITES ON MARKETPLACE ROAD AROUND 11:30 LAST NIGHT

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THESE PICTURES FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE SUSPECT WENT INTO THE LOBBY AND DEMANDED MONEY FROM THE CASH DRAWER.

HE GOT THE CASH AND RAN OFF.

HE'S DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MAN --

SIX FOOT TALL --

WEARING A GREEN HOODED SWEATSHIRT.

AND BLUE JEANS.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING.YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FM CLEAN WATER RALLY-VO


"STAY ENGAGED, WITHOUT OUTRAGE."

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM THE CLEAN WATER GROUPS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND ACTIVISTS CAME FROM ALL OVER THE AREA TO RALLY AT THE ALLIANCE OF THE ARTS IN FORT MYERS.

THE GROUPS SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE FIGHT GOING AGAINST LAKE OCKACHOBEE WATER RELEASES AND CONTINUE TO RAISE AWARENESS EVEN IN THE DRY MONTHS.

THEY ALSO STARTED "RIVER KIDS" IN AN EFFORT TO GET CHILDREN INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT FOR CLEAN WATER Return to index of stories...


FM CLEAN WATER RALLY-SOTVO


Andrea Grace, Fort Myers

;57:13 its important for them to learn about water, since water is so prevalent here in Florida. So it's important to know how to be respectful and how to deal with water.

ORGANIZERS SAYS THERE ARE 300-THOUSAND ACTIVISTS FROM COAST TO COAST PARTICIPATING IN THE FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FM ARTWALK-TRX-VOTOPS


THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT THIS YEAR'S ART FEST.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FLOODED DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS TODAY.

TENTS LINE THE STREETS FILLED WITH UNIQUE ART WORK---

FROM SCULPTURES TO PAINTINGS TO PHOTOGRAPHY. Return to index of stories...


FM ARTWALK-SOTVO


:2:28 I think its quiet amazing. We seen some stuff that never ever seen before.

:04

:04:09 Its just wonderful, its fantastic. if nothing else you get to

walk around and see some really cool things.

:06

IF YOU MISSED THE ART FEST TODAY---

IT'S OPEN TOMORROW FROM TEN A-M TO 5 P-M.

ADMISSION IS FREE! Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE---------


NEW DETAILS STEMMING FROM THE INFAMOUS BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL.

THIS IS WHAT FORMER FRIEND AND ALLY OF GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE SAID WHEN HE WAS FIRST QUESTIONED.

S/ David Wildstein / Former Official At The Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey:16

"On the advice of my counsel, I respectfully assert my right to remain silent."

BUT NOW HIS STORY IS CHANGING.

CHRISTIE IS STANDING BY HIS STORY --

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S AHEAD -- FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL. Return to index of stories...


A CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL LATEST-SOTVO


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CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL LATEST-TRX-VO


NOW FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NEW JERSEY BRIDGE SCANDAL.

A FORMER FRIEND AND ALLY OF GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE SAYS THE GOVERNOR "DID" KNOW ABOUT THE LANE CLOSINGS AS THEY WERE HAPPENING.

DAVID WILDSTEIN TOOK THE FIFTH WHEN A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE TRIED TO GRILL HIM ON THE EXPLOSIVE EMAILS.

THE EMAILS TALKED ABOUT THE DELIBERATE SHUTDOWN OF TWO LOCAL LANES TO THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE BACK IN SEPTEMBER.

THIS IS SOMETHING THE GOVERNOR HAS PREVIOUSLY DENIED. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTIE BRIDGE SCANDAL LATEST-(2SOTVO)


S/ Chris Christie / Governor of New Jersey:33

"I am humiliated by the fact that I did not know this and that I was deceived."

New Jersey:01

"I would think the governor's gotta consider resigning for the good of the state of New Jersey, without question."

IN A LETTER TODAY TO THE PORT AUTHORITY SEEKING HELP WITH LEGAL FEES.WILDSTEIN'S LAWYER WROTE: QUOTE "EVIDENCE EXISTS. TYING MR. CHRISTIE TO HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANE CLOSURES DURING THE PERIOD WHEN THE LANES CLOSED, CONTRARY TO WHAT THE GOVERNOR STATED PUBLICLY." UNQUOTE Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER ATLANTA MAYOR-VO


ATLANTA'S MAYOR IS DEFENDING HIS USE OF EMERGENCY LANES AT THE HEIGHT OF THIS WEEK'S ICY TRAFFIC JAM.

MAYOR KASIM REED, THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR AND POLICE OFFICERS TRAVELED IN TWO CARS WITH BLUE LIGHTS TO REACH THE STATION'S SUBURBAN ATLANTA HEADQUARTERS.

IT HAPPENED EARLY TUESDAY EVENING, AT A TIME WHEN EMERGENCY RESPONDERS WERE TRYING TO HELP THE THOUSANDS OF DRIVERS STRANDED ON THE INTERSTATE.

OFFICLAS SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE THERE WAS EVER A TIME WHEN THEY INTERFERED WITH EMERGENCY RESPONSE. Return to index of stories...


PHILLY FLIGHT EMERGENCY-TRX-VOTOPS


A DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT WAS EVACUATED SHORTLY BEFORE TAKEOFF IN PHILADELPHIA THIS MORNING WHEN SMOKE WAS DISCOVERED IN THE COCKPIT.

OFFICIALS SAY IT HAPPENED ON FLIGHT 987 SET TO DEPART FOR SALT LAKE CITY.

ALL 159 PASSENGERS WERE TAKEN OFF THE PLANE.

NO ONE WAS HURT

THE PLANE WAS SENT TO MAINTENANCE.

THE CAUSE OF THE SMOKE ISN'T KNOWN YET. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-TRX-VO


ONE RECORD HAS ALREADY BEEN SET AT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS.AMD IT HASN'T EVEN STARTED.

THERE'S MORE SECURITY THERE THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAMES.

TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE, RUSSIA HAS DEPLOYED MORE THAN 50-THOUSAND POLICE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS.

SOCHI'S OLYMPIC VENUES ARE NOW AMONG THE MOST TIGHTLY GUARDED FACILITIES IN THE WORLD.

BUT EXPERTS WARN ISLAMIST MILITANTS WHO HAVE THREATENED TO DERAIL THE GAMES COULD CHOOSE TARGETS AWAY FROM THE OLYMPIC VENUES OR EVEN OUTSIDE THE CITY.

THE GAMES START FEBRUARY SIXTH. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO---------


IT'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T USUALLY SEE AT A LOCAL DENTIST OFFICE.

A 300-POUND TIGER WITH A BIG TOOTH PROBLEM.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THE OPERATION

PLUS.

:47:37 My father passed away from a massive heart attack so I support

the American Heart Association, and its a great cause.

:05

TODAY MARKS THE FIRST SAY OF HEART AWARENESS MONTH

WE HAVE NEW VIDEO TONIGHT FROM THIS SPECIAL WALK. Return to index of stories...


A TIGER ROOT CANAL-VO


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B FM HEART WALK-SOTVO


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STORMWAR 7 OPEN-CLIP


Another round of fog will be possible overnight into Sunday morning, but once the fog lifts away by mid morning, we're set to see a mostly sunny sky along with unseasonably warm temperatures as highs climb back into the low to mid 80s.

For those who have been hoping for a stretch of warmer weather, this is definitely the week for you. A warm, sunny weather pattern stays locked in place through the next several days, and we may even be close to near-record warmth during the afternoons.

Highs will be in the mid 80s, and lows will only settle into the mid to upper 60s.

Isolated showers will be possible in the afternoon starting Wednesday, but rain chances should only be around 30%.

Watch for developing fog on most mornings this week, but overall, it's a nice looking forecast across Southwest Florida through the next week.

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.

Another round of fog will be possible overnight into Sunday morning, but once the fog lifts away by mid morning, we're set to see a mostly sunny sky along with unseasonably warm temperatures as highs climb back into the low to mid 80s.

For those who have been hoping for a stretch of warmer weather, this is definitely the week for you. A warm, sunny weather pattern stays locked in place through the next several days, and we may even be close to near-record warmth during the afternoons.

Highs will be in the mid 80s, and lows will only settle into the mid to upper 60s.

Isolated showers will be possible in the afternoon starting Wednesday, but rain chances should only be around 30%.

Watch for developing fog on most mornings this week, but overall, it's a nice looking forecast across Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-WXWALL


FULL WX

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.

Another round of fog will be possible overnight into Sunday morning, but once the fog lifts away by mid morning, we're set to see a mostly sunny sky along with unseasonably warm temperatures as highs climb back into the low to mid 80s.

For those who have been hoping for a stretch of warmer weather, this is definitely the week for you. A warm, sunny weather pattern stays locked in place through the next several days, and we may even be close to near-record warmth during the afternoons.

Highs will be in the mid 80s, and lows will only settle into the mid to upper 60s.

Isolated showers will be possible in the afternoon starting Wednesday, but rain chances should only be around 30%.

Watch for developing fog on most mornings this week, but overall, it's a nice looking forecast across Southwest Florida through the next week.

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.

Another round of fog will be possible overnight into Sunday morning, but once the fog lifts away by mid morning, we're set to see a mostly sunny sky along with unseasonably warm temperatures as highs climb back into the low to mid 80s.

For those who have been hoping for a stretch of warmer weather, this is definitely the week for you. A warm, sunny weather pattern stays locked in place through the next several days, and we may even be close to near-record warmth during the afternoons.

Highs will be in the mid 80s, and lows will only settle into the mid to upper 60s.

Isolated showers will be possible in the afternoon starting Wednesday, but rain chances should only be around 30%.

Watch for developing fog on most mornings this week, but overall, it's a nice looking forecast across Southwest Florida through the next week. Return to index of stories...


TIGER ROOT CANAL-VO


A 300 POUND TIGER DID WHAT MANY OF US DONT LIKE DOING.

HE TOOK A TRIP TO THE DENTIST TODAY

FRANKIE THE TIGER HAD A TOOTH PULLED AT THE PUNTA GORDA ANIMAL

HOSPITAL THIS MORNING.

A TEAM OF VETERINARIANS WORKED FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS ON THE BIG CATS MOUTH.

VETS SAY THE TWO YEAR OLD TIGER HAS BEEN IN PAIN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS BECAUSE OF A

DISEASED TOOTH. Return to index of stories...


TIGER ROOT CANAL-SOTVO


Laurie Caron/ Octogon Wildlife Sanctuary Manager 13:29:45-13:29:53

"It's just a blessing they could bring him in here and extract that

tooth to et all that infection out of there as well."

FRANKIE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

HE'S A RESCUE, NOW STAYING AT THE OCTAGON WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN PUNTA GORDA. Return to index of stories...


COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR-TRX-VOTOPS


DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY MASS INDEX?

OR WHAT THAT EVEN MEANS?

DOZENS OF PEOPLE FOUND OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY.

IT'S ALL PART OF A SERIES OF FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIRS IN LEE COUNTY.

PARISH NURSES FROM LEE MEMORIAL ARE WORKING WITH SPONSORS TO PROVIDE FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS.

IF YOU MISSED OUT TODAY THERE'S STILL THREE MORE HEALTH FAIRS THIS SPRING.

ALL THAT INFORMATION IS ON OUR WEB SITE-

ABC DASH SEVEN DOT.

JUST CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


FM HEART WALK-VO


FEBRUARY IS HEART AWARENESS MONTH.

IN HONOR OF THAT, TODAY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TOOK ACTION!

THE FIRST ANNUAL BROOKS HEART WALK-BIKE RIDE WAS HELD IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE WELLNESS ORGANIZATION SAYS IT WANTS TO GET THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED TO RAISE MONEY---

AND AWARENESS ABOUT HEART DISEASE AND PREVENTION.

THE GROUP RAISED MORE THAN 17-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. Return to index of stories...


FM CAR SHOW-OC-SOT-VO


CAR JUNKIES GOT A REAL TREAT TODAY.

:6:59

:06 I like antique cars, i think its a thrill to see what they use to drive like and people who enjoy are usually, friendly friendly people.

THE ANNUAL ANTIQUE CAR SHOW WAS HELD AT THE EDISON FORD ESTATES.

MORE THAN 100 OLDER MODEL CARS COVERED THE PROPERTY.

FOLKS COME FROM ALL OVER TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THESE RARE GEMS.

THE SHOW HONORED HENRY FORD KNOWN AS THE PIONEER OF AUTOMOBILES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BOAT SHOW-TRX-VOTOPS


FOR YOU BOATING ENTHUSIASTS OUT THERE,

MORE THAN 200 OF THEM ARE MAKING THEIR DEBUT IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND.

IF YOU MISSED IT TODAY, YOU CAN STILL SEE ALL THE BOATS TOMORROW AT THE FLORIDA

SPORTS PARK.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-POPMON


LAST NIGHT ALL OVER THE VIEWING AREA - THE THEME SEEMED TO BE GAME WINNERS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE RANKS - FGCU FIT RIGHT INTO THAT CATEGORY WITH A 71-68 WIN OVER STET-SON --

WIPE Return to index of stories...


FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


IT COULD EASILY GONE THE OTHER WAY AS WELL - FGCU LED BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN THE 1ST HALF - BUT THINGS DIDN'T GO ACCORDING TO PLAN IN THE 2ND - THE PLAY OF CHASE FIELER THE ULTIMATE DIFFERENCE - WITH HIS HUSTLE AND ENERGY IN THE SECOND 20 MINUTES --- Return to index of stories...


FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-SOTTOPS


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FILIP SUSPENDED-VOTOPS


WITH THE VICTORY - SOME UNFORTUNATE NEWS - FILIP VEND-EACH-EN-IN WAS SUSPENDED FOR 3 GAMES FOR VIOLATING TEAM RULES - HE SERVED HIS 1 GAME LAST NIGHT - THE 3 POINT SHARP SHOOTER IS ELIGIBLE TO RETURN FEBRUARY 13TH AGAINST EAST TENNESSEE STATE -- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


BILLY DONOVAN AND HIS FLORIDA GATORS HOSTING TEXAS A AND M -- 1ST HALF -- CASEY PRATHER GETS THE BALL -- HE'LL DRIVE AND REVERSE NICELY OFF THE GLASS FOR 2 POINTS -- 14-10 FLORIDA LEADING -- AND THEN THE GATORS MOVING ON THE FASTBREAK -- CASEY HILL MISSING -- PATRICK YOUNG -- NOT MISSING -- AS THE GATORS ROLL AT THE O'CONNELL CENTER --- 69-36 Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


FLORIDA STATE HOME AT THE TUCKER CENTER FOR CLEMSON -- LOW SCORING GAME -- 2ND HALF -- AARON THOMAS STRAIGHT TO THE HOOP FOR FSU -- GIVING THEM A 30-29 LEAD -- TIGERS THOUGH TAKE CONTROL -- LEADING BY 10 -- THOMAS BANGS HOME A TRIPLE -- 51-44 -- TIGERS THOUGH A LITTLE BETTER DOWN THE STRETCH - JORDAN ROPER ON THE FASTBREAK -- CLEMSON GETS A 4 POINT WIN -- 53-49 Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BASKETBALL-POP


MIAMI HURRICANE MEN'S TEAM ALSO IN ACTION THIS AFTERNOON - GOING OUT OF CONFERENCE FOR A TILT WITH NORFOLK STATE - THE CANES VICTORIOUS TODAY 64-49 - RION BROWN WITH 15 POINTS ---

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PHIL DORN-VOTOPS


WELL PHIL DORN HAD QUITE A RUN AS THE BISHOP VEROT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH - 9 SEASONS AT THE HELM, A COUPLE PLAYOFF APPERANCES AND A PROGRAM THAT NOW HAS OVER 100 KIDS COMMITTED -- EARLIER THIS WEEK HE ACCEPTED A POSITION AT ALABAMA A&M AS THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND LINE COACH - THE CHANCE TO WORK AGAIN WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS IS SOMETHING HE IS EXCITED ABOUT --

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PHIL DORN-SOTTOPS


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HALL OF FAME CLASS-POP


BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL TOMORROW - THE 2014 PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASSIC IS TO BE ANNOUNCED - SOME OF THE FINALISTS INCLUDE JEROME BETTIS, TIM BROWN, TONY DUNGY, AND MICHAEL STRAHAN - 15 IN ALL TWITH 5 BEING ELECTED TO CANTON, OHIO --

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SUPER BOWL PREVIEW-VOTOPS


THE BIGGEST WATCHED SPORTING EVENT IS JUST ABOUT UPON US - SUPER BOWL 48 WILL KICKOFF IN ABOUT 24 HOURS - WEATHER LOOKING GOOD - TEAMS HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ALL WEEK - EVERYTHING POINTING TO A GREAT CONTEST ACCORING TO SEATTLE HEAD COACH PETE CARROLL --

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SUPER BOWL PREVIEW-SOTTOPS


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EVERBLADES HOCKEY-CGTOPS


TO HOCKEY - THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES WON A THRILLER IN A SHOOTOUT 5-4 OVER GREENVILLE LAST EVENING - THE SAME TWO TEAMS PLAY FOR THE THIRD TIME IN 4 DAYS - STARTING IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES OR SO - WE'LL HAVE THE HIGHLIGHTS AHEAD AT 11 - ON ABC 7 --

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PHOENIX OPEN GOLF-VOTOPS


PHIL MICKELSON - TAKING TIME TO SIGN SOME AUTOGRAPHS AT THE PHOENIX OPEN -- 3RD ROUND THOUGH BELONGED TO THIS GUY -- BUBBA WATSON FOR BIRDIE ON THE 6TH HOLE -- AND THEN ON THE 8TH -- DOES THE SAME THING -- WATSON AFTER 54 HOLES ---

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PHOENIX OPEN GOLF-CGTOPS


WATSON WITH A SLIM LEAD AT 15 UNDER GOING INTO THE FINAL DAY -- KEVIN STADLER IS AT 13 UNDER -- WHILE 3 OTHERS ARE TIED AT 12 UNDER -- GOING INTO THE FINAL 18 HOLES TOMORROW --

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DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC GOLF-CGTOPS


THE DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC ALSO HAPPENING ON THE EURO TOUR - STEPHEN GALLACHER IS YOUR LEADER AFTER 3 ROUNDS - HE FIRED A 9 UNDER 63 -- EARLIER TODAY -- RORY MCILROY IN 2ND AT 14 UNDER -- Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


FGCU WOMEN'S HOOP TEAM - ABOUT TO TIP AT 7 - THEY ARE AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY THIS EVENING - THAT'S SPORTS - BACK AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-3SHOT


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