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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ2 BROADWAY WEDDING RING-SOTVO
HEADLINES TZ2 CHAR CO RAYS FUTURE-VOTOPS
HL 1) PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-VOTOPS BREAK TWO
HL 2) DANIELS CRASH UPDATE-VOTOPS breaking news-VOTOPS
HL 3) JEB BUSH IN ESTERO-SOTVO WEATHER-CLIP
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-2SHOT-PUSH-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-SOTVO 2020 TONIGHT-TCMON-VO-SS
RED DRIFT ALGAE-TRX-VOTOPS DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP
RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO BROADWAY WEDDING RING-OTS-VO
DANIELS CRASH-WIPE-VOTOPS BROADWAY WEDDING RING-SOTVO
COLD BLAST OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA FLOOD INSURANCE-EANIBOX-VOFULL
SNOWSTORM UPDATE-VOTOPS WATER EQUIPMENT SCHEME-TRX-VO
RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-WIPE-VOTOPS WATER EQUIPMENT SCHEME-SOTVO
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP CHAR CO RAYS FUTURE-2SHOT-VO
TAMMY HALL WATCH-OTS-VO CHAR CO RAYS FUTURE-SOTVO
BREAKING CLIP COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-WIPE-VOTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-SOTVO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
FL LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-TRX-VOTOPS TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
CAPE CORAL MAYOR TRIAL-WIPE-VOTOPS 11PM TZ1) WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS-SOTVO
TAMPA CRASH 911 CALLS-OTS-SOTVO 11PM TZ2) BARBIE SI SCANDAL-VOTOPS
CAPE MOBILE METH LAB-OTS-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPE MOBILE METH LAB-SOT-SS-OC RICHIE INCOGNITO-VOTOPS
BUSH EVENT-VOWIPE ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON
BUSH EVENT-SOTVO ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP ACE GROUP CLASSIC-CGTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
TZ1 FL FALSE RAPE REPORT-SSTOPS TAMPA BAY RAYS-POPMON
TZ1 MIAMI CLUMSY CROOK-VOTOPS TAMPA BAY RAYS-VOTOPS
DISNEY WORLD RIDE FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS TAMPA BAY RAYS-SOTOPS
VA MALL SHOOTING-WIPE-VOTOPS FGCU MEN-VOTOPS
FL FALSE RAPE REPORT-2SHOT-PUSH-SS FGCU MEN-SOTOPS
MIAMI CLUMSY CROOK-TRX-VOTOPS GOODELL-VOTPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
TEASE TWO  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


BRAND NEW AT 7 ON 7 --

PIGS FEET ARE WASHING UP ON THE BEACH!

TONIGHT ABC 7 FINDS OUT WHERE THE ANIMAL PARTS ARE COMING FROM --

AND WHAT IT COULD DO FOR YOUR BEACH WEEKEND.

ALSO DEVELOPING AT 7--

NEW DETAILS AND VIDEO COMING INTO ABC 7 FROM THE SCENE OF A CRASH THAT SENT NINE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL--

INCLUDING SIX CHILDREN.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW THEY'RE DOING TONIGHT.

sometime later this year I'll make that decision

AND YOU HEARD IT--

FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH ADDRESSES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER HE'LL MAKE A RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE.

IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TONIGHT --

HE ALSO EXPLAINS WHY HE *WON'T TALK ABOUT CHARLIE CRIST.

IT'S ON THE NEWS AT 7 WHICH STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


HL 1) PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-VOTOPS


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HL 2) DANIELS CRASH UPDATE-VOTOPS


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HL 3) JEB BUSH IN ESTERO-SOTVO


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-2SHOT-PUSH-VO


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT SEVEN -

STRANGE AND DISTURBING.

PIGS FEET ARE WASHING ASHORE ON SANIBEL THIS VALENTINE'S DAY.

SOMEONE CALLED POLICE TO REPORT IT.

THANKS FOR JOINING US -- I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

WE SPENT THE DAY GETTING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE ANIMAL BODY PARTS TURNING UP ON THE SANIBEL SHORE.

TAKE A LOOK.

CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT IS?

IT'S PIGS FEET.

THEY'RE WASHING UP NEAR DONAX STREET.

SANIBEL POLICE SAY THEY ARE EVERY FEW FEET FOR A LEAST HALF A MILE. Return to index of stories...


PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-SOTVO


Janet Rentshler

On Vacation

33:32 I did notice some bone fragments around when we were walking down the beach and i thought where would that come from 33:39

33:41 what kind of fish would have something like that 33:45

THE CITY SAYS THERE'S AN EASY EXPLANATION -- IT'S BAIT FROM CRAB TRAPPERS.

THEY SAY THE STORM WASHED THEM ASHORE.

OFFICIALS PLAN TO PICK THEM UP IN THE COMING DAYS --

THEY SAY -- THEY WON'T HURT YOU. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-TRX-VOTOPS


MEATIME --

PLAN TO HIT THE BEACH THIS HOLIDAY WEEKENED?

TODAY ABC7 WENT ON BEACH PATROL CHECKING FOR THE BEACHES THAT AREN'T BEING HIT BY RED DRIFT ALGAE.

IT'S AN EYESORE AND SMELLS.

THE HEAVIEST CONCENTRATION OF ALGAE IS ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT'S PATCHY THERE.

DOWN SOUTH ON BONITA BEACH AND BAREFOOT BEACH IT'S ALMOST NON EXISTENT. Return to index of stories...


RED DRIFT ALGAE-SOTVO


jennifer Rusa/ Fort Myers Beach Resident - "We walk every morning around six-thirty and it's pretty bad."

louann Panas/ Visitor - "I'm not too fond of it, its kinda of annoying I wouldn't want to go swimming in it."

WE FOUND OUT --

HOW MUCH WASHES UP ON SHORE DEPENDS ON WIND AND COLD TEMPERATURES.

SCIENTISTS SAY WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THE ALGAE THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. Return to index of stories...


DANIELS CRASH-WIPE-VOTOPS


UPDATING BREAKING NEWS --

THE CRASH THAT SHUT DOWN PART OF DANIELS PARKWAY LAST THIS AFTERNOON --

AND SENT NINE PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL --

IS ALL CLEARED UP RIGHT NOW.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE EARLIER.

A VAN WITH FIVE CHILDREN INSIDE COLLIDED WITH AN SUV WITH ONE CHILD IN IT.

THE SUV FLIPPED A NUMBER OF TIMES.

NINE PEOPLE GOT HURT--

SIX ARE KIDS YOUNGER THAN THREE.

THE GOOD NEWS --

DOCTORS THINK ALL OF THEM WILL SURVIVE WHAT HAPPENED OUT IN FRONT OF THE OLD AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


COLD BLAST OPEN-CLIP


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SNOWSTORM UPDATE-VOTOPS


RIGHT NOW --

PEOPLE ALONG OUR NATION'S EAST COAST ARE CLEANING UP --

AFTER THAT HUGE WINTER STORM DUMPED UP TO 30-INCHES OF SNOW IN SOME PLACES.

AND EVEN THOUGH THE SNOW HAS STOPPED FALLING, THE DANGER HAS NOT ENDED.

AFTER THE STORM --

BRIGHT SUNNY SKIES DID NOT MEAN CLEAR SAILING FOR DRIVERS.

DOZENS OF CARS AND TRUCKS WERE INVOLVED IN THIS MAJOR PILE-UP NEAR PHILADELPHIA.

FORECASTERS SAY THE MID ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND COULD PICK UP SEVERAL MORE INCHES OF SNOW TONIGHT AND TOMORROW --

WHICH COULD AGAIN SNARL TRAVEL, NATIONWIDE. Return to index of stories...


RSW FLIGHT DELAYS-WIPE-VOTOPS


THE BAD WEATHER WIPED OUT 14 FLIGHTS AT R-S-W TODAY.

A HASSLE -

BUT NOT AS BAD AS THE 86 CANCELLED YESTERDAY.

DOZENS MORE GOT DELAYED.

FRUSTRATED PASSENGERS SUFFERED THROUGH LONG LINES GETTING RE-BOOKED --

SOME WAITING FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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TAMMY HALL WATCH-OTS-VO


TONIGHT - FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS IN PRISON.

SHE REPORTED TO THE COLEMAN PRISON IN SUMTERVILLE THIS MORNING.

HALL WILL SERVE SIX MONTHS FOR STEALING CAMPAIGN MONEY.

SHE USED IT TO PAY BILLS AND SHOP.

AFTER HER RELEASE, SHE'LL BE UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR 90 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING CLIP


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MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-WIPE-VOTOPS


JURY MEMBERS FOR A HIGH PROFILE COLLIER COUNTY MURDER TRIAL ARE IN DELIBERATIONS TONIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY 56-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY MORETZ SHOT AND KILLED HIS ESTRANGED WIFE, CHRISTINE MORETZ, IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL IN NAPLES.

MORETZ TESTIFIED FOR THE DEFENSE THIS AFTERNOON.

ON THE STAND - HE SAID HE AND HIS WIFE CHRISTINE WERE *INSEPARABLE* BEFORE SHE HAD AN ALLEGED AFFAIR WITH CHRISTOPHER SERNA.

THE 56-YEAR-OLD FOUND CHRISTINE'S CAR AT PHYSICIANS REGIONAL HOSPITAL.

HE SAYS HE BLACKED OUT - WIPING HIS MEMORY OF THE ALLEGED MURDER. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL DAY 3-SOTVO


Jeffrey Moretz/2:18:33 "If you haven't had a panic attack - you don't understand. If you have, you understand. You feel like your spacing out and walking sideways."

MORETZ HOPES TO BE CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER IN "HEAT OF PASSION" - IF SO, HE'LL FACE A MAXIMUM OF 30 YEARS IN PRISON

IF HE'S CONVICTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER - HE COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


FL LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

THE JURY JUST WENT HOME IN JACKSONVILLE.

STILL NO VERDICT IN THE SO-CALLED LOUD MUSIC MURDER TRIAL.

THE JURY HAS BEEN DELIBERATING FOR 3 DAYS NOW.

MICHAEL DUNN IS CHARGED WITH KILLING A JACKSONVILLE TEEN.

HE SAYS HE ASKED THE TEEN AND HIS FRIENDS TO TURN DOWN THEIR CAR STEREO --

AND THEN HE THOUGHT THEY POINTED A GUN AT HIM.

THERE WAS NO GUN.

WE JUST LEARNED --

THE JURY IS HUNG UP ON ONE OF THE MULTIPLE CHARGES DUNN FACES.

THEY MAY RULE ON SOME BUT NOT ALL OF THE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYOR TRIAL-WIPE-VOTOPS


THE FUTURE OF CAPE CORAL'S HIGHEST OFFICE IS NOW UP TO A LEE COUNTY JUDGE.

ABC7 CONFIRMS FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S LAWYER AND CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI'S TEAM HAVE FILED THEIR PROPOSED RULINGS.

SULLIVAN SUED SAWICKI AFTER LOSING BY 121 VOTES.

HE CLAIMS THE CITY VIOLATED STATE LAW AND THERE SHOULD BE A NEW ELECTION.

THE JUDGE HASN'T SET A TIMEFRAME ON WHEN SHE MAY RULE IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA CRASH 911 CALLS-OTS-SOTVO


NEW AT SEVEN ON SEVEN -

ABC7 IS BRINGING YOU NEW DETAILS ON DEADLY WRONG WAY CRASH NEAR TAMPA THAT KILLED A CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD.

9-1-1 CALLS REVEAL THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE CRASH.

EVERYONE INVOLVED DIED.

INCLUDING THE WRONG-WAY DRIVER.

FRIENDS SAY HE WAS UPSET.

"I was having a birthday party at my house and something went out of control, my brother-in-law took our vehicle and

completely left"

--BUTT SOT--

"We've all had a few drinks

and all of a sudden he took the keys and left out of nowhere."

CELL PHONE VIDEO SHOWS DANNY MORRIS SPEEDING SOUTH IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES OF I-275.

HE CRASHED INTO A CAR WITH FOUR U-S-F STUDENTS.

TROOPERS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING AND WAITING FOR TOXICOLOGY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MOBILE METH LAB-OTS-VO


CAPE COPS SAY THEY BUSTED *ANOTHER* METH LAB --

THIS ONE IN A CAR PARKED IN A NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY FOUND THE CAR IN THE NORTHWEST CAPE --

18TH AVENUE AND 27TH TERRACE.

COPS SAY, THEY NOTICED A PIPE USED TO SMOKE METH, SITTING ON THE PASSENGER SEAT.

THAT WAS THEIR CLUE.

ONCE INSIDE, THEY FOUND 31 OUNCES OF CHEMICALS, IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING METH.

POLICE TELL US THIS METHOD OF COOKING METH IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS -- AND ON THE RISE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MOBILE METH LAB-SOT-SS-OC


Sgt. Dana Coston, CCPD

To be logged

POLICE ARRESTED KEITH LAKIN WHO LIVES JUST A FEW BLOCKS AWAY FROM WHERE

THE CAR WAS PARKED.

HES CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE.

POLICE SAY THIS IS AN IMPORTANT REMINDER - DON'T BE AFRAID TO CALL SOME THING IN IF IT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


BUSH EVENT-VOWIPE


ALL NEW AT SEVEN--

FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH STOPPED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HE'S HERE FOR A FUNDRAISER FOR HIS MOTHER'S FOUNDATION.

THE FORMER FLORIDA LEADER IS FILLING IN FOR FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH.

SHE'S RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA.

HER FOUNDATION WORKS TO ENSURE EVERY CHILD IN AMERICA LEARNS TO READ.

ABC7 PRESSED HIM ON A POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL RUN AND HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT CHARLIE CRIST.

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BUSH EVENT-SOTVO


Jeb Bush, Former FL Governor

"If I believe I could make a contribution by running and I believe that it's not at a sacrifice to my family sometime later this year I'll make that decision if I don't I've got a blessed life."

"I just prefer not to talk about Charlie Crist. In honor of my mother where she taught me not to say bad things about anybody. I think I'll take a pass."

MORE THAN 750 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED AT TONIGHT'S FUNDRAISER.

THAT INCLUDES GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

BUSH HOPES TO RAISE ALMOST 1 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

Jeb Bush, Former FL Governor

"If I believe I could make a contribution by running and I believe that it's not at a sacrifice to my family sometime later this year I'll make that decision if I don't I've got a blessed life."

MORE THAN 750 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED AT TONIGHT'S FUNDRAISER.

THAT INCLUDES GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

BUSH HOPES TO RAISE ALMOST 1 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


THIS SOUTH FLORIDA WOMAN -- BEHIND BARS --

AFTER SHE TOLD AN ELBORATE LIE ABOUT BEING RAPED ALONG THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE.

WHY THE WOMAN SAYS -- SHE WAS FORCED TO MAKE UP THE STORY.

PLUS --

CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- THE CLUMSY CROOK.

WHETHER THIS MAN WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT OUT OF THIS GAS STATION -- BEFORE OFFICIALS ARRIVED.

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TZ1 FL FALSE RAPE REPORT-SSTOPS


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TZ1 MIAMI CLUMSY CROOK-VOTOPS


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DISNEY WORLD RIDE FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS


ALL NEW VIDEO FROM WALT DISNEY WORLD -- IN ORLANDO/

REPRESENTATIVES WITH DISNEY SAY A FIREWORKS DISPLAY CAUSED A SMALL FIRE.

SPARKS FELL INSIDE THE VOYAGE OF THE LITTLE MERMAID RIDE.

CREWS PUT OUT THE FIRE.

NO ONE GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


VA MALL SHOOTING-WIPE-VOTOPS


A CONFRONTATION ENDED WITH GUNFIRE AT A VIRGINIA MALL.

OFFICERS SAY THE FIGHT STARTED BETWEEN TWO MEN.

ONE WAS SHOT.

OTHER SHOPPERS HELPED THE VICTIM UNTIL PARAEDICS GOT THERE.

ONE PERSON IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FL FALSE RAPE REPORT-2SHOT-PUSH-SS


A PALM BEACH WOMAN SAYS A MAN RAPED HER ALONG THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE THIS WEEK.

TONIGHT - SHE'S CHANGING HER STORY.

THE WOMAN SAYS -- SHE MADE THE WHOLE THING UP -- BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT TO GET IN TROUBLE FOR MISSING WORK.

ALEXNDRIA WESTOVER INITIALLY CLAIMED -- SHE WAS PULLED OVER ON TUESDAY -- BECAUSE OF A FLAT TIRE.

SHE SAYS, A MAN PULLED OVER -- POSING AS A GOOD SAMARITAN -- AND RAPED HER.

BUT NOW -- SHE ADMITTED --

TOTAL LIE.

SHE WAS ARRESTED AND FACES A NUMBER OF CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI CLUMSY CROOK-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURES THIS ARMED ROBBER -- FALLING ONTO THE FLOOR AFTER HE JUMPED OVER THE COUNTER OF THIS SOUTH FLORIDA CONVENIENCE STORE.

ACCORDING TO BROWARD COUNTY DEPUTIES -- THE CROOK CONFRONTED TWO CLERKS BEFORE JUMPING OVER THE COUNTER.

HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE OFF WITH MONEY.

TONIGHT -- DEPUTIES ARE USING THIS VIDEO --

ALONG WITH OTHER CLUES TO FIND HIM. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


23:28 im hoping that maybe valentines day someone will see this and ya know have a heart

THE EMOTIONAL OUTCRY BY THIS BROADWAY ACTRESS.

HER WEDDING RINGS -- STOLEN DURING HER VISIT TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHY SHE'S HOPEFUL THE JEWLERY WILL BE FOUND.

PLUS --

ARE TAMPA BAY RAYS OFFICIALS CONSIDERING DITCHING CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR SPRING TRAINING?

WE GOT OUR HANDS ON THE CONTRACT --

AND WE'LL BREAK IT DOWN -- NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 BROADWAY WEDDING RING-SOTVO


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TZ2 CHAR CO RAYS FUTURE-VOTOPS


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BREAK TWO


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breaking news-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS --

IT TOOK JURORS JUST A COUPLE HOURS TO DECIDE JEFFREY MORETZ WAS GUILTY OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER.

MORETZ KILLED HIS ESTRANGED WIFE AT A HOSPITAL IN NAPLES.

HE CLAIMED IT WAS IN THE HEAT OF PASSION BECAUSE HE WAS MAD ABOUT AN AFFAIR --

AND IT SHOULDN'T BE CONSIDERED MURDER.

BUT A JURY DIDN'T BUY IT.

WHAT THIS MEANS IS --

HE'LL FACE A LIFE SENTENCE IN PRISON.

AGAIN, JEFFREY MORETZ GUILTY OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


WARMER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was a sun-filled but somewhat cool Valentine's Day across Southwest Florida, with highs only in the mid to upper 60s. If you're heading out to celebrate this evening, make sure to bring a jacket, with temps falling into the 50s. Overnight lows will not be as chilly, with temps holding in the mid 50s.

We start a slow warming trend for the weekend, with highs on Saturday climbing into the low 70s. A weak cool front will work through the area late Saturday, bringing a few clouds and a reinforcing shot of cool air. This cool air will bring lows Saturday Night down in the mid 40s, with low 40s possible inland.

Despite the cool air in the morning, the warmup will march on Sunday. Expect plenty of sun and highs climbing into the mid 70s.

The quiet and dry weather still looks to continue into next week. Sunshine will continue for President's Day, with highs in the upper 70s. More sun is likely on Tuesday, with temps back in the low 80s.

A touch more moisture will arrive midweek, bringing a few more clouds to the area. Highs by Thursday will push into the mid 80s.

It still looks like no major weather systems will affect the region over the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


2020 TONIGHT-TCMON-VO-SS


FROM CHEERLEADER -- TO INMATE.

A FLORIDA TEENAGER'S RELATIONSHIP WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL SENT HER TO JAIL.

TONIGHT ON ABC'S 20/20 --

YOU'LL HEAR FROM KAITLYN HUNT - FRESH OUT OF JAIL.

THE 19-YEAR-OLD SPENT 120-DAYS IN JAIL.

SHE'S FINALLY RETURNING HOME.

ABC'S MATT GUTMAN SAT DOWN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ABOUT HER PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

YOU CAN CATCH THE INTERVIEW TONIGHT AT 10 -- FOLLOWED BY ABC7 NEWS AT 11. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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BROADWAY WEDDING RING-OTS-VO


THIS VALENTINE'S DAY -- ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VISITOR IS MISSING THE SYMBOL OF HER MARRIAGE.

HER WEDDING RINGS VANISHED.

AND SHE'S TRYING DESPERATELY TO GET THEM BACK.

JULIE REIBER PERFORMED IN A LOCAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF WICKED DIVAS.

SHE'S STAYING A THE BELL TOWER CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL.

REIBER SAYS -- SHE WAS PUTTING SUNSCREEN ON HER TODDLER WHEN SHE ACCIDENTALLY PUT HER WEDDING RINGS ON A BENCH.

FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER -- SHE REALIZED SHE'D FORGETTEN THEM.

THE RINGS ARE WORTH THOUSANDS -- PASSED DOWN BY HER GRANDMOTHER. Return to index of stories...


BROADWAY WEDDING RING-SOTVO


LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT SAYS DEPUTIES WORKS WITH PAWN SHOPS.

THEY'RE REQUIRED TO CATALOGUE AND HOLD JEWELRY BEFORE SELLING.

HE SUGGESTS YOU HAVE VALUABLES APPRAISED. TAKE PHOTOS. AND CONTACT AUTHORITIES AS SOON AS YOU THINK THEY'RE STOLEN. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA FLOOD INSURANCE-EANIBOX-VOFULL


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS ARE BACK FROM WASHINGTON AND OPTIMISTIC THEY CAN STOP SURGING FLOOD INSURANCE RATES.

FORT MYERS BEACH'S MAYOR ALAN MANDEL TELLS ABC7 THAT MEETING WITH HOUSE AND SENATE LAWMAKERS WENT WELL.

HE PREDICTS THE HOUSE COULD TAKE UP THE ISSUE IN A COUPLE WEEKS.

A LAW PASSED TO SHORE UP THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM IS CAUSING RATES TO SKYROCKET FOR THOUSANDS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


WATER EQUIPMENT SCHEME-TRX-VO


AN ABC7 CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU TONIGHT.

IF YOU LIVE IN COLLIER LISTEN.

AN INDEPENDENT WATER COMPANY IS SENDING OUT MASS MAILERS TRYING TO SELL EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT YOU DON'T NEED.

FLORIDA WATER ANALYSIS IS A STATE-LICENSED COMPANY.

THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU GAVE IT AN A-MINUS RATING.

ONE NORTH NAPLES WOMAN IS UPSET.

SHE THOUGT SHE WAS MEETING WITH A COUNTY WORKER TO BUY A 45-HUNDRED DOLLAR WATER PURIFIER. Return to index of stories...


WATER EQUIPMENT SCHEME-SOTVO


Kathleen Trotter, North Naples Resident

05:07:01-:05

That scared you? That scared me. I thought what am I drinking?

BUTT TO

Eugene Yauchler, Florida Water Analysis Owner

05:54:38-:44

You're going to find fault in everything. But overall our goal is to help people get clean, healthy drinking water.

THE COUNTY'S WATER DIRECTOR SAYS COUNTY WORKERS WILL NOT GO INTO YOUR HOUSE.

HE TOLD ABC7 THE WATER IN THE COUNTY IS SAFE AND CLEAN. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO RAYS FUTURE-2SHOT-VO


THE TAMPA BAY RAYS ARE JUST ABOUT TO START SPRING TRAINING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DURING THEIR NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY AT CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK, WE WANTED TO FIND OUT WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE FOR THE TEAM.

SEE --

THEIR OUTLOOK AT TROPICANA FIELD WHERE THEY PLAY IN THE REGULAR SEASON REMAINS UNCERTAIN.

OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN EXPLORING DIFFERENT OPTIONS --

THEIR CONTACT IN ST. PETE RUNS UNTIL 2027.

WE FOUND OUT THAT AGREEMENT WOULDN'T IMPACT THEIR SPRING TRAINING IN CHARLOTTE -

BUT, UNDER THE CONTRACT - THE RAYS AREN'T REQUIRED TO GIVE A YEARS NOTICE IF THEY DECIDE TO BOLT. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO RAYS FUTURE-SOTVO


:11 Joe Maddon, Tampa Bay Rays Manager "You could talk about fancy, whatever, more elaborate, I don't know to me this is what Spring training is supposed to look like, it's what it's supposed to feel like."

WE TALKED TO SKIPPER JOE MADDON.

WE COULDN'T TALK TO THE G-M. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC IS BACK. AND WE'VE GOT A FAMILIAR FACE ATOP THE LEADERBOARD

PLUS. SOME SURPRISING. AND NOT SO SURPRISING REVELATIONS INTO THE RICHIE INCOGNITO BULLYING CASE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS-SOTVO


" I couldn't get on an airplane. I couldn't get on a roller coaster"

THIS MAN IS DOWN 700 POUNDS --

AND SHARING HIS SUCCESS STORY -- AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) BARBIE SI SCANDAL-VOTOPS


PLUS -- BARBIE IS BLURRING LINES BETWEEN WHATS REAL -- AND WHAT'S FAKE.

AT ELEVEN -- THE DOLL STIRS UP CONTROVERSY WITH A RECENT SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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RICHIE INCOGNITO-VOTOPS


THE REPORT IS OUT ON DOLPHINS LINEMAN RICHIE INCOGNITO. AND IT'S NOT GOOD.

TED WELLS WAS HIRED BY THE NFL TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER INCOGNITO BULLIED FELLOW TEAMMATE JONATHAN MARTIN. CAUSING MARTIN TO LEAVE THE TEAM.

TODAY THE WELLS REPORT WAS RELEASED. AND IT PAINTS RICHIE. AS A GUY WHO TOOK THINGS TOO FAR VERBALLY AND PHYSICALLY.

HOWEVER IN THE 144 PAGE REPORT. WELLS CONCLUDED. THAT INCOGNITO NEVER INTENDED TO DRIVE MARTIN FROM THE TEAM. OR CAUSE LASTING DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-POPMON


THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC IS BACK. AND IF THE PLAYERS ON THE CHAMPIONS TOUR WEREN'T SICK OF BERNHARD LANGER BEFORE THIS WEEK. THEY MIGHT BE NOW. NOT ONLY DID HE WIN HERE LAST YEAR. BUT LANGER HAS DOMINATED THE CHAMPIONS TOUR. WINNING 19 EVENTS. AND THE MAN IS PLAYING LIKE HE WANTS TO WIN AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-VOTOPS


LET'S GOT TO TWINEAGLES FOR THE FIRST ROUND.

LAST YEAR'S WINNER KENNY PERRY. OFF TO A GOOD START. HE GETS THE BIRDIE ON THE FIRST HOLE. PERRY IN AT 2 UNDER PAR.

BOB TWAY HAVING A GREAT DAY. SHORT BIRDIE ON 9. HE'S ONE SHOT BACK. AT 7 UNDER PAR.

BUT IT'S THE 2-TIME CHAMP. THAT EVERYONE IS CHASING. LANGER. FROM A COUNTRY MILE. GETS THE BIRDE TO DROP.

HE LEADS AT 8 UNDER PAR. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-CGTOPS


HERE'S A LOOK AT THAT LEADERBOARD.

YOU SEE TOM WATSON STRUGGLING TODAY. WAY DOWN THE LIST AT 5 OVER PAR.

AS FOR YOUR LEADER. HE SAYS WHEN HE'S PUTTING WELL,. HE'S HARD TO BEAT. Return to index of stories...


ACE GROUP CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


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TAMPA BAY RAYS-POPMON


BACK IN OCTOBER. DAVID PRICE HAD HIS BAGS PACKED AND ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR. CONVICED HE WOULD BE TRADED AWAY FROM THE TAMPA BAY RAYS. AFTERALL. BIG MONEY PLAYERS. ON SMALL MARKETS TEAMS. DO NOT EXACLTY MIX. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY RAYS-VOTOPS


THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE RAYS. PRICE IS STAYING PUT. AT LEAST FOR THIS SEASON. SIGNING A 1-YEAR DEAL LAST MONTH.

PRICE WAS IN PORT CHARLOTTE TODAY. GETTING READY FOR SPRING TRAINING. PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT ON SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY RAYS-SOTOPS


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FGCU MEN-VOTOPS


FGCU'S QUEST FOR AN ASUN TITLE TOOK A HIT LAST NIGHT.

THE EAGLE MEN FELL OUT OF FIRST PLACE FOLLWING THEIR LOSS TO EAST TENNESSEE STATE.

BUT THEY NEED TO REGROUP QUICKLY. AS THEY FACE A VERY TALENTED USC UPSTATE TEAM ON SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-SOTOPS


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GOODELL-VOTPS


WHILE IT'S NOT A GOOD DAY TO BE RICHIE INCOGNITO. IT'S A GREAT DAY TO BE ROGER GOODELL.

TODAY IT WAS REVEALED THAT THE NFL COMMISSIONER MADE 44 MILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR.

GOODELL EARNED 35 MILLION IN SALARY-----BONUS AND PENSION COMPENSATION. ALONE.

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GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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