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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ2 RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO
HEADLINES TZ2 NAPLES 49MIL MANSION-SSTOPS
HL 1) ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-VOTOPS WX TEASE-WXWALL
HL 2) DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-VOTOPS WEATHER-CLIP
HL 3) TAMMY HALL FOLLOW-VOTOPS WEATHER-PWC
FRST WX-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
FRST WX-WX WALL DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-2SHOT-PUSH-VO
ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-SSTOPS-2SHOT-PUSH-VO RED DRIFT ALGAE-TRX-VOTOPS
ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-SOTVO RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO
BREAKING OPEN-CLIP BEER BILL-OTS-VO
TN MAIL BOMBING ARREST-OTS-VO BEER BILL-SOTVO
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP LEHIGH INCORPORTATION-OTS-VO
U.S. 41 SHOOTING-OTS-VO-SS NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT-WIPE-VOTOPS
TAMMY HALL FOLLOW-OTS-VO NAPLES 49M DOLLAR HOME-TRX-SSTOPS
SNOWSTORM LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
SNOWSTORM LATEST-SOTVO TEASE THREE-POP
TEAM COVERAGE OPEN-CLIP TZ3 A-VO-DISS
RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-VOTOPS TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) WHOS THE DADDY HW-SOTVO
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP 11PM TZ2) FACEBOOK GENDER-VOTOPS
ENGLEWOOD TEEN ATTACK-OTS-SS-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
ENGLEWOOD TEEN ATTACK-SOTVO-SS ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
JEFFREY MORETZ TRIAL-OTS-SS-VO ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON
JEFFREY MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL UPDATE-WIPE-NATSVO ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP WATSON-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- WATSON-SOTTOPS
TZ1 MISSING FSU STUDENT-2SH-SOTVO SPRING TRAINING-POPMON
TZ1 DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-VOTOPS SPRING TRAINING-VOTOPS
MISSING FSU STUDENT-2SHOT-PUSH-VO SPRING TRAINING-SOTTOPS
DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-EANIBOX-OC FGCU MEN
FL BACKSEAT BABY CHASE-SSTOPS-OC FUN SPORTS-SOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
TEASE TWO---------  


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HEADLINES


A *FORMER* LEE COUNTY TEACHER AND COACH IS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH AN UNDERAGE STUDENT.

NOW AT 7--

WHO LAUNCHED THEIR INVESTIGATION TODAY.

DISNEY WORKERS--

A HAPPY MEAL--

GUNS AND BOOZE--

NOW AT 7--

HOW THEY ALL FIT IN A FLORIDA SEX STING THAT BUSTED MEN WHO WANT SEX WITH CHILDREN.

ABC 7 IS ON TAMMY HALL WATCH TONIGHT!

NEW AT 7 --

THE FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS UP AGAINST A DEADLINE--

WHEN AND WHERE SHE'S EXPECTED TO TURN HERSELF IN TO FEDERAL PRISON.

ABC 7 NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-VOTOPS


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HL 2) DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-VOTOPS


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HL 3) TAMMY HALL FOLLOW-VOTOPS


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FRST WX-CLIP


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FRST WX-WX WALL


COOL END TO THE WORK WEEK

After a stormy Wednesday, cooler air rushed in across Southwest Florida Friday, with highs only in the upper 60s. Skies will clear this evening and temps fall quickly into the 50s. Expect a very chilly overnight, with lows in the mid 40s in urban corridor and low 40s inland.

More cool air is expected Friday. We'll see a heavy dose of sun, but a sea breeze will develop that will hold temps in the upper 60s and low 70s. Most beach locations will only climb into the mid and upper 60s. Another cool overnight is expected, with lows in the mid 50s.

We start the weekend on a sun-filled and pleasant note, with high back in the mid 70s. A reinforcing cool front will work through the area, but it will only create a few clouds across the area. It will cold Saturday Night, with lows falling into the upper 40s.

Despite the cool front Saturday, the warmup continues into Sunday. We'll see clear skies all day, with highs in the upper 70s.

More warmth arrives to start next week, with highs back in the low 80s Monday. Temps on Tuesday will also climb into the low 80s.

A few more clouds will be possible midweek next week, with highs in the mid 80s. No major weather system is expected to impact the area over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-SSTOPS-2SHOT-PUSH-VO


THIS LEE COUNTY TEACHER IS UNDER FIRE TONIGHT.

ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TELL ABC7 HE HAD SEX WITH A SOPHOMORE.

DOMENIC FRANK TAUGHT FRENCH AND SPANISH AT THE SCHOOL.

TONIGHT HE'S NO LONGER WORKING FOR THE DISTRICT.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

TONIGHT WE CAN CONFIRM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS INVESTIGATING DOMENIC FRANK.

HE GOT LET GO EARLIER THIS WEEK FROM THE SCHOOL.

THE DISTRICT RELEASED FRANK MONDAY WITHOUT SAYING WHY. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER FIRED-SOTVO


Jill Lopez, Parent of freshman girl

20:02:02 I was very surprised. I am not naive to think it doesn't

happen here, but I don't want it to happen at my daughter's school.

20:02:11

--BUTT SOT--

Cody Long, Junior

20:09:20 of course, it comes with the job, you should be expected not

to have a relationship with your students. That should be policy.

20:09:25

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING INTO THE SITUATION AS WELL.

SO FAR FRANK HASN'T BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING OPEN-CLIP


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TN MAIL BOMBING ARREST-OTS-VO


IN THE LAST HALF HOUR --

WE GOT WORD SOMEONE'S BEEN ARRESTED --

IN THE BOMBING THAT KILLED A HUSBAND-AND-WIFE IN TENNESSEE.

THE BOMB CAME IN THE MAIL.

THE PACKAGE BLEW UP IN A MAN'S HANDS.

HE DIED THAT DAY.

HIS WIFE GOT HIT IN THE BLAST TOO.

SHE JUST PASSED AWAY.

AND NOW --

WE JUST LEARNED THEIR SON-IN-LAW HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

HE'S FACING MURDER CHARGES TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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U.S. 41 SHOOTING-OTS-VO-SS


ABC7 CAMERAS WERE IN COURT AS THREE PEOPLE FACED A JUDGE FOR A BARRAGE OF BULLETS ON U-S 41.

IT ALL HAPPENED ON BUSY U-S 41 NEAR LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

FORT MYERS OFFICERS ARRESTED THREE MEN.

A WOMAN WAS WITH TWO OF THE MEN.

SHE CLAIMS THEY WERE HELPING HER ESCAPE HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND, CRAIG SPURLOCK.

OFFICERS SAY SPURLOCK RAMMED HIS CAR INTO THE CAR WITH HIS WIFE AND THE TWO MEN.

THE MEN PULLED OUT THEIR GUNS AND STARTED SHOOTING AT SPURLOCK'S CAR.

SPURLOCK IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT.

THE TWO MEN ARE CHARGED WITH OPENING FIRE ON A BUSY ROAD. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL FOLLOW-OTS-VO


LOOKING AHEAD -

TOMORROW A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER MUST REPORT TO PRISON.

A FEDERAL JUDGE SENTENCED TAMMY HALL TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON FOR STEALING CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

SHE'S EXPECTED AT Coleman Penitentiary in Sumterville

AFTER SHE GETS OUT OF PRISON SHE'LL SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST, THREE YEARS PROBATION AND MUST COMPLETE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


SNOWSTORM LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS


IT'S BEING CALLED THE WINTER -- THAT'LL NEVER END.

SNOW AND ICE -- COVER MUCH OF THE EAST COAST TONIGHT.

THE STORM THAT PUMMELED THE SOUTHEAST HAS MOVED NORTH.

KNOCKING OUT POWER TO ABOUT 700-THOUSAND HOUSES.

KILLING 10 PEOPLE.

IN CONNECTICUT-THE SNOW FELL AT MORE THAN THREE INCHES EVERY HOUR.

PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK ARE ALSO FEELING THE BRUNT.

DESPITE THAT-- THE NEW YORK CITY MAYOR DECIDED TO KEEP PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN, OUTRAGING SOME. Return to index of stories...


SNOWSTORM LATEST-SOTVO


we know this city is functioning and that the city agencies are doing their job and that given the information we had, it was right to go ahead with school.

MEANWHILE, THE CLEAN-UP IS UNDERWAY IN THE SOUTH -- AFTER A BITTER ICE STORM COVERED SEVERAL STATES WITH ICE, SNOW AND SLUSH.

THE STORM BROUGHT DOWN POWER LINES AND TREES. AND CAUSED A FEW ACCIDENTS, BUT ROADS WERE MOSTLY EMPTY THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE OPEN-CLIP


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RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-VOTOPS


THE STORM UP NORTH IS CAUSING A TRAVEL NIGHTMARE HERE.

THE NUMBER OF CANCELLED FLIGHTS OUT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL

AIRPORT NEARLY TRIPLED OVER NIGHT.

RIGHT NOW -- 70 FLIGHTS IN AND OUT OF R-S-W ARE CANCELLED.

THAT MORE THAN DOUBLES THE 26 CANCELLED FLIGHTS, YESTERDAY.

JET BLUE HAS ALREADY CANCELLED FLIGHTS FOR TOMORROW.

AS THE STORM MOVES FARTHER NORTH -- ABC7 FOUND PASSENGERS ARE SURPRISED THEY'RE STRANDED HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-SOTVO


Drew Pranger, Cancelled Flight

:29:35 i thought aaah I'm going to Florida, normally you dont think

about rerouting yourself to Chicago-to fly.

--BUTT SOT--

Jack Luby, Millbury Massachusettes

:04:15 you just know that the weathers not bad here-- so you expect to

be able to get out of here,

EXPERTS SAY --

AIRPORTS LIKE ATLANTA AND CHARLOTTE AREN'T USED TO THESE TYPES OF

STORMS.

A GREAT TOOL TO CHECK OUT IF YOU ARE TRAVELING - "FLIGHT AWARE"

IT'S A LIVE LOOK AT DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS.

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ENGLEWOOD TEEN ATTACK-OTS-SS-VO


TONIGHT AT SEVEN -

A 13-YEAR-OLD ENGLEWOOD BOY IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

A JOGGER SAYS HE TRIED TO SLIT HIS THROAT.

DAMIEN REEL IS IN A JUVENILE DENTION CENTER TONIGHT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE VICTIM'S NECK -

ABC7 TALKED TO 54-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BASKIND.

HE SAYS HE NOTICED THE TEEN FOLLOWING HIM ON HIS JOG.

OUT OF NOWHERE HE FELT THE TEEN GRAB HIS SHOULDER AND SLASH HIS NECK WITH A 15-INCH BREAD KNIFE.

BASKIND GOT AWAY AND THE BOY RAN.

HE TELLS US IT WAS CLEAR REEL WANTED TO KILL HIM. Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD TEEN ATTACK-SOTVO-SS


Ed Pizle, Jogger:21 "That is unnerving a bit… I think ah… obviously I'm going to be a little more careful… I try to stay on the main roads… but I guess that really didn't matter that looks like a main street as well…"

BASKIND DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA.

HE SAYS HE RECOGNIZED THE TEEN FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND HIM NEAR THE LEMON BAY SHOPPING CENTER.

THEY SAY AFTER THE ATTACK REEL WENT HOME AND CHANGED CLOTHES. Return to index of stories...


JEFFREY MORETZ TRIAL-OTS-SS-VO


GRIPPING TESTIMONY TODAY --

IN A HIGH PROFILE COLLIER COUNTY MURDER TRIAL.

JEFFREY MORETZ IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS ESTRANGED WIFE, CHRISTINE MORETZ, IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL IN NAPLES.

PROSECUTION WITNESSES STARTED THURSDAY.

THE MOST NOTABLE -- A CO-WORKER OF CHRISTINE -- WHO SAW HER THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING.

HE SAYS, MORETZ "CALMLY" WALKED INTO HIS HOSPITAL ROOM.

THE COUPLE STARTED ARGUING.

THE MAN CALLED FOR SECURITY.

BUT BEFORE THEY COULD ARRIVE -- HE SAYS, MORETZ PULLED OUT A GUN, AND OPENED FIRE --

BEFORE UNSUCESSFULLY SHOOTING HIMSELF. Return to index of stories...


JEFFREY MORETZ TRIAL-SOTVO


Michael Camuglia/State Witness/39:18 "Christine was trying to take the conversation outside and then he made a comment to the effect that it was going to end today.and that he was going to finish.finish it now."

MORETZ HOPES TO BE CONVICTED OF JUST MANSLAUGHTER.

IF SO -- HE'LL FACE A MAXIMUM OF THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON.

BUT IF HE'S CONVICTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER - HE COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON.

WE'LL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU POSTED. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL UPDATE-WIPE-NATSVO


CHANTING

NEW VIDEO FROM JACKSONVILLE --

PROTESTORS LINED THE COURTHOUSE TODAY, ASKING FOR MICHAEL DUNN TO BE FOUND GUILTY OR MURDER.

HE'S THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING 17-YEAR-OLD JORDAN DAVIS --

AFTER THEY ARUGED IN A PARKING LOT OVER LOUD MUSIC.

THE JURY WRAPPED UP DELIBERATIONS FOR THE EVENING, ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

THEY'LL COME BACK TOMORROW.

SO NO VERDICT YET.

DUNN CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE -- ALTHOUGH DAVIS DID NOT HAVE A GUN. Return to index of stories...


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THERE'S A MANHUNT SPANNING THE ENTIRE STATE OF FLORIDA TONIGHT --

A FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY GRAD STUDENT IS MISSING.

since the beginning of this week they've been plastering the area with flyers and also created a facebook page, twitter account and now the family hired a private investigator.

NEW AT 7--

HOW HIS FAMILY IS TAKING ACTION AFTER NUMEROUS TIPS FALL APART.

PLUS --

SOME WALT DISNEY CAST MEMBERS ARE ACCUSED OF BEING NAUGHTY --

THE SEX STING INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE INVOLVED IN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 MISSING FSU STUDENT-2SH-SOTVO


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TZ1 DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-VOTOPS


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MISSING FSU STUDENT-2SHOT-PUSH-VO


YOU'RE WATCHING ABC7 NEWS AT 7.

NEW AT 7 --

A FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT DISAPPEARED MORE THAN A WEEK AGO.

ALL NEW AT SEVEN -

ABC7 FOUND NEW DETAILS ON THE MISSING STUDENT.

CELL PHONE RECORDS FIRST SHOWED RYAN UHRE'S PHONE WAS IN POMPANO BEACH. THAT TURNED OUT TO BE WRONG.

HE WAS LAST SEEN ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY LEAVING A DOWNTOWN TALLAHASEE BAR.

OFFICERS SAY HE WAS ALONE.

HE NEVER MADE IT HOME AND DID NOT SHOW UP FOR HIS INTERNSHIP WITH A STATE REPRESENTATIVE.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICERS SAY THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY WORKERS SEX STING-EANIBOX-OC


A HANDFUL OF WALT DISNEY WORLD EMPLOYEES -- AREN'T WORKING AT THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, TONIGHT --

AFTER GETTING CAUGHT UP IN A MASSIVE SEX STING.

THOSE EMOPLOYEES WERE 3 OF THE 22 PEOPLE ARRESTED.

DETECTIVES IN LAKE COUNTY POSED AS CHILDREN, OR PARENTS OF CHILDREN, IN A NUMBER OF ONLINE CHAT FORUMS.

AUTHORITIES SAY, THE SUSPECTS WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH THE KIDS.

THEY SHOWED UP AT HOUSE -- ONE WITH A HAPPY MEAL.

ALL 22 FACE A NUMBER OF CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FL BACKSEAT BABY CHASE-SSTOPS-OC


THIS SOUTH FLORIDA MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT -

PALM SPRINGS OFFICERS SAY HE LEAD THEM ON A HIGH-SPEED CHASE WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND'S ONE-YEAR-OLD BABY IN THE CAR!!!

IT STARTED AFTER A FIGHT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND'S FAMILY.

HE SHOWED OFF A GUN AND THEY CALLED POLICE.

OFFICERS FOUND HIM AT HIS HOUSE.

HE'S IN THE PALM BEACH COUNTY JAIL TONIGHT.

THE BABY IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


The last few days we did have periods where we walked and there was a lot of algae here and it smelled.

WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS TONIGHT -- ABOUT ALGAE -- SHOWING UP ALONG OUR SHORELINES.

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- WHERE IT'S COMING FROM --

AND HOW LONG EXPERTS SAY IT'LL LAST.

PLUS --

THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT WHAT COULD BE -- THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOME IN NAPLES.

HOW MUCH THE OWNER IS ASKING -- NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO


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TZ2 NAPLES 49MIL MANSION-SSTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


COOL END TO THE WORK WEEK

After a stormy Wednesday, cooler air rushed in across Southwest Florida Friday, with highs only in the upper 60s. Skies will clear this evening and temps fall quickly into the 50s. Expect a very chilly overnight, with lows in the mid 40s in urban corridor and low 40s inland.

More cool air is expected Friday. We'll see a heavy dose of sun, but a sea breeze will develop that will hold temps in the upper 60s and low 70s. Most beach locations will only climb into the mid and upper 60s. Another cool overnight is expected, with lows in the mid 50s.

We start the weekend on a sun-filled and pleasant note, with high back in the mid 70s. A reinforcing cool front will work through the area, but it will only create a few clouds across the area. It will cold Saturday Night, with lows falling into the upper 40s.

Despite the cool front Saturday, the warmup continues into Sunday. We'll see clear skies all day, with highs in the upper 70s.

More warmth arrives to start next week, with highs back in the low 80s Monday. Temps on Tuesday will also climb into the low 80s.

A few more clouds will be possible midweek next week, with highs in the mid 80s. No major weather system is expected to impact the area over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-2SHOT-PUSH-VO


SUPPORTERS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ARE RAMPING UP EFFORTS TO CHANGE STATE LAW, HERE IN FLORIDA.

THEY FILED A 21-PAGE LAWSUIT IN STATE COURT.

NOW THEY FACE A LONG LEGAL BATTLE.

SIX SAME-SEX COUPLES FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CLERK OF COURTS IN MIAMI FOR REFUSING TO ISSUE THEM MARRIAGE LICENSES.

ATTORNEYS FOR THE CITY SAY STATE LAW WAS FOLLOWED.

NATIONWIDE -THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE IS PLAYING OUT ON THE STATE LEVEL. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-TRX-VOTOPS


CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS IS TO EXPECTED TO PUSH MORE UNSIGHTLY RED DRIFT ALGAE ONTO LEE COUNTY BEACHES NOW THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

ALREADY YOU CAN SEE CHUNKS OF THE ALGAE HITTING THE SHORE.

BUT IT'S AN ACTIVITY THAT COULD BE SHORT-LIVED.

SCIENTISTS EXPECT THE COMBINATION OF LOOMING STORMS SYSTEMS AND WINDS PUSHING TOWARD THE COASTLINE TO PUSH MORE RED DRIFT ALGAE ONTO BEACH SHORES. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO


"I expect there to be more stranding events and the frequency of those stranding events is probably once every two weeks."

Dr. Eric Mildbrandt, SCCF Marine Lab Dir.

--BUTT SOT--

"It's a very patchy phenomena so most times you'll find it washed up on one beach but if you just go down the road a mile there may not be any." Milbrandt

OTHER THAN THE SMELL -- THE ALGAE WONT' HURT YOU.

SCIENTISTS SAY -- THERE'S NO ONE PLACE THE ALGAE BUILDS UP MOST

THAT MEANS -- IF YOU'RE HEADED TO THE BEACH -- FINDING THE RIGHT SPOT COULD TAKE SOME EXTRA TIME. Return to index of stories...


BEER BILL-OTS-VO


BEER-LOVERS COULD SOON BE SAYING BOTTOM'S UP!

THERE'S A BILL IN TALLAHASEE TO LET FLORIDA RESIDENTS BUY 64-OUNCES OF BEER. IN ONE CONTAINER.

LARGER CONTAINERS LET CUSTOMERS TAKE BEER HOME FROM BARS OR BREWERIES.

THE 64 OUNCE BOTTLE IS CALLED A "GROWLER."

FLORIDA MICRO-BREWERIES HAVE LOBBIED FOR YEARS FOR CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


BEER BILL-SOTVO


Sot: State Sen. Jack Latvala, R- Pinellas County

"It's just hard to explain why 47 other states allow something and we don't. I think that's probably the biggest challenge the opponents of this bill have. For the opponents of this bill, it's all about trying to preserve a monopoly or their market share or whatever."

SUPPORTERS THINK, IF 32-OUNCE CONTAINERS OR GALLON JUGS CAN BE SOLD LEGALLY IN FLORIDA -- SO SHOULD THE GROWLER.

IT'S JUST ABOUT HALF A GALLON.

FLORIDA'S BEER LAWS DATE BACK TO PROHIBITION AND SOME LAWMAKER SAY CHANGES ARE NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH INCORPORTATION-OTS-VO


NEW FROM LEE COUNTY --

LEHIGH ACRES IS LOOKING AT POSSIBLY BECOMING ITS OWN CITY.

NEXT MONTH COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL HOLD A TOWN HALL MEETING AT LEHIGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO DISCUSS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR INCORPORATION.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER FRANK MANN IS EXPECTED TO THE MEETING.

IF ENOUGH INTEREST IS GENERATED BY RESIDENTS IT WOULD MOST LIKELY NOT BE VOTED ON UNTIL 2016.

AT LEAST TWO ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO INCORPORATE LEHIGH IN THE PAST.

BOTH HAVE FAILED. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT-WIPE-VOTOPS


PEOPLE LIVING IN NORTH NAPLES WILL SOON BE BETTER PROTECTED WHEN IT COMES TO EMERGENCIES.

TODAY THE NORTH NAPLES FIRE DISTRICT BROKE GROUND ON ITS NEWEST FIRE STATION.

THIS ONE IS LOCATED ON LIVINGSTON ROAD NORTH OF IMMOKALEE ROAD. -- JUST NORTH OF NAPLES MIDDLE SCHOOL.

TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING THE TWO POINT THREE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG THROUGH IMPACT FEES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES 49M DOLLAR HOME-TRX-SSTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

THIS PICTURE FROM ABOVE SHOWS THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE LISTED IN NAPLES.

THIS PORT ROYAL HOUSE IS LISTED FOR 49-MILLION DOLLARS!

IF THE FIVE BEDROOM 10 BATH HOUSE SELLS FOR ASKING - IT WILL BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE EVER SOLD IN NAPLES.

THE CURRENT HIGHEST SALE HAPPENED IN 2012 WHEN A HOUSE WENT FOR ABOUT 47-MILLION. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC IS BACK AND IT'S BRINGING PLENTY OF GOLF LEGENDS. LIKE COLIN MONTGOMERIE. HEAR FROM MONTY

PLUS. THE FGCU MEN. HAVING SOME FUN. IN THE SNOW. BEFORE THEIR GAME WITH EAST TENNESSEE STATE Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) WHOS THE DADDY HW-SOTVO


Do you understand why this is inappropriate?

SHE JUST NEEDED SOME HOMEWORK HELP --

BUT GOT A LECTURE FROM DAD ISTEAD.

AT ELEVEN -- THE ASSIGNMENT -- NOW AT THE CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) FACEBOOK GENDER-VOTOPS


PLUS -- MALE OR FEMALE?

MANY PEOPLE SAY THAT'S TOO VAGUE.

AT ELEVEN HOW FACEBOOK IS GIVING USERS DOZENS OF OPTIONS --

WHEN IT COMES TO SELECTING THEIR GENDER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


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ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON


COLIN MONTGOMERIE'S BEEN CALLED A LOT OF THINGS OVER HIS CAREER. FROM FIERCE COMPETITOR ---- TO A PAIN IN THE BACKSIDE. BUT NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL HIM. YOU HAVE TO CALL HIM REALLY GOOD. MONTY IS A WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAMER WITH 41 CAREER VICTORIES. AND HE BROUGHT THAT IMPRESSIVE RESUME TO THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS


FIRST ROUND OF THE CLASSIC COMES YOUR WAY TOMORROW FROM TWINEAGLES IN NAPLES.

MONTGOMERIE. IS A ROOKIE ON THE CHAMPIONS TOUR. AND IS LOOKING FORWARD TO COMPETING AGAINST SOME OF HIS OLD MATES.

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ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


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WATSON-VOTOPS


MONTGOMERIE WILL TEE IT UP WITH ANOTHER HALL OF FAMER ON FRIDAY. TOM WATSON.

THEY ARE PAIRED UP IN THE FIRST ROUND.

NOT ONLY ARE THEY GREAT GOLFERS. BUT THEY ARE ALSO THE CAPTAINS OF THEIR RYDER CUP TEAM

WATSON OF COURSE FOR THE UNITED STATES. AND MONTGOMERIE FOR THE EUROPEAN SQUAD.

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WATSON-SOTTOPS


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SPRING TRAINING-POPMON


IN THE SPIRIT OF VALENTINE'S DAY. WHICH BY THE WAY FELLAS IS TOMORROW. TAMPA BAY RAYS PITCHER ALEX COBB. SHOWED HIS SOFTER SIDE OVER THE WEEKEND BY PROPOSING TO HIS GIRLFRIEND.. THE KICKER IS. COBB. HAD A DOLPHIN SWIM UP TO HIS GIRLFRIEND. WITH A BOUY. THAT READ. WILL YOU MARRY ME. SHE SAID YES. GIVING COBB HIS FIRST VICTORY OF THEY YEAR. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-VOTOPS


COBB WILL BE IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON FRIDAY. THAT'S WHEN RAYS PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT CAMP.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS. DON'T REPORT UNTIL. SUNDAY. BUT SEVERAL GUYS HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT. BECAUSE THE WANT TO START WINNING AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-SOTTOPS


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FGCU MEN


THE EAGLE MEN IN ACTION RIGHT NOW AT EAST TENNESSEE STATE

THIS WAS THE SEEN EARLIER TODAY FROM TENNESSEE

FGCU GUARD T-J ALLEN. WAS FORCED TO DO SNOW ANGELS AFTER MISSING A SHOT DURING SHOOT AROUND.

OF COURSE ALL IN GOOD FUN. Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-SOTOPS


FINAL STOP NASCAR. WHERE DRAMA IS THE NORM.

LAST WEEK. RACING LEGEND RICHARD PETTY SAID THE ONLY WAY FEMALE DRIVER DANICA PATRICK COULD WIN A SPRINT CUP RACE. IF ALL THE OTHER DRIVERS STAYED HOME.

TODAY PATRICK HAD A CHANCE TO RESPOND.

PATRICK TOOK THE HIGH ROAD SAYING IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER. AND THAT PETTY IS ENTITLED HIS OWN OPINION. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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