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KEY LIST LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER
NEWS OPEN-CLIP TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER TS 1) MORETZ VERDICT-VOTOPS
HL1) EDISON FESTIVAL-VOTOPS-WIPE TS 2) DANIELS CRASH-VOTOPS
HL2) PIGS FEET-SOTVO-WIPE TS 3) EDISON LIGHT PARADE-VOTOPS
HL3) MORETZ-VOTOPS STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP WEATHER-WX CTR
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR OLYMPICS LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAMFULL
BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP OLYMPICS LATEST-PKG
FATAL CAR CRASH-VOTOPS OLYMPICS LATEST-ONCAM-MITTO
EDISON FESTIVAL-VO-SS-BNR TENNESEE BOMB ARREST-VOWIPE
EDISON PARADE FLOAT-TRX-VOTOPS TENNESEE BOMB ARREST-SOTVO
EDISON PARADE FLOAT-SOTVO OBAMA CALIFORNIA DROUGHT RELIEF-VOWIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP OBAMA CALIFORNIA DROUGHT RELIEF-SOTVO
MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS-OC FLORIDA FLOOD INSURANCE-EANIBOX-VOFULL
MORETZ TRIAL-NATVO-WIPE CLEAVA SUIT-VOWIPE
MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS CLEAVA SUIT-SOT-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP COUPLE SCAMMED ON FB-VO-WIPE
IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-MAP COUPLE SCAMMED ON FB-SOTVO
DANIELS CRASH UPDATE-VO CAPE CORAL MAYOR TRIAL-WIPE-VOTOPS
LEHIGH ACRES CRASH-TRX VOTOPS THINGS TO DO-CLIP
ESTERO SEX SCANDAL-SS-ONCAM PINE ISLAND ART-BNC SS
DUNN VERDICT WATCH-VO KIDS FISHING-SSTOPS
FL CHILD PORN ARREST-SS GREEK FEST-BNC
CAPE MOBILE METH LAB-OTS-VO FREE NATIONAL PARKS-VOTOPS
CAPE MOBILE METH LAB-SOT-SS BOAT RAMP CLOSURE-SSTOPS
RED ALGAE TOUR-EANIBOX-VO-WIPE COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
RED ALGAE TOUR-SOTVO TEASE FOUR---
LOCAL ATTORNEY-VO-WIPE TZ4 A) V DAY WEDDINGS-SOTVO
LOCAL ATTORNEY-SOTVO TZ4 ) TURTLES RELEASE-VOTOPS
TAMMY HALL IN PRISON-OC-(4)CG-OC LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG
BUSH EVENT-VOTOPS WINTER STORM-TRX-SOTVOTOPS
BUSH EVENT-SOTVO STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
TEASE ONE--- MAIN WEATHER
TZ1 A) RED SOX IN TOWN-VOTOPS TURTLES RELEASED-TRX-NATVOTOPS
TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOT V DAY WEDDINGS-TRXVOTOPS
SOCHI BUMP-SAT SAME SEX COUPLE DENIED-VO
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-VO
WEATHER FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-SOTVO
SPORTS PKG-PKG COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
RED SOX REPORT TODAY-TRX-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE--
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TZ5 A) BUDDY BENCH-NATVO
TEASE TWO--- SOCHI BUMP-SAT
TZ2 A) PIGS FEET-SOTVO-WIPE BUDDY BENCH-VOWIPE
TZ2 B) BROADWAY WEDDING RINGS-SOTVO BUDDY BENCH-SOTVO
PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-VOWIPE TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-SOTVO TS1) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS
BROADWAY WEDDING RING-POP VO TS2) DANIELS CRASH-VOTOPS
BROADWAY WEDDING RING-SOTVO TS3) IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-SSTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS4) FATAL CRASH OVERNIGHT-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE---- TS5) EDISON PARADE-SSTOPS
TZ3 A) CLEVA LAWSUIT-VOTOPS-WIPE FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
TZ3 B) FACEBOOK SCAM-VOTOPS CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
SOCHI BUMP-SAT END TIME
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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) EDISON FESTIVAL-VOTOPS-WIPE


ABC7 IS TRACKING THE WEATHER FOR A FORT MYERS TRADITION.

FROM ROAD CLOSURES TO EVENTS-

ABC7 HAS YOU COVERED FOR THE CULMINATION 76TH ANNUAL EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) PIGS FEET-SOTVO-WIPE


32:50 that most definitely looks like a pigs foot 32:52

PIGS FEET- WASHING UP ON THE SHORES OF SANIBEL.

WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM. Return to index of stories...


HL3) MORETZ-VOTOPS


HE ADMITTED TO KILLING HIS WIFE IN A FIT OF RAGE.

THIS MORNING WE KNOW THE JURY'S VERDICT,

AND HOW MUCH TIME HE COULD SPEND IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


It was a beautiful ending to another week. We'll keep the streak going as we head into the weekend, with another shot of cool air set to arrive by late Saturday and into early Sunday. This will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place, with a warming trend by early next week.

Our Saturday morning won't be quite as chilly as yesterday, but temperatures will be seasonable as they start in the lower to middle 50s. It's across our inland and northern cool spots where we'll see thermometer readings in the upper 40s. Patchy clouds will kick of the day, with more clouds pushing through by mid day ahead of our next cool front.This system may bring a stray shower or two to the area, but more importantly it will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place. Daytime highs will also be a bit milder as they warm into the lower 70s.

Tonight, skies will stay clear and by early morning, temperatures will be chilly again as they dip into the middle 40s along the urban corridor.

With high pressure still in control, our weather will be be on cruise control for the upcoming week. After a chilly start on Sunday, temperatures will warm into the 70s during the day under wall to wall sunshine. As winds take more of an easterly turn, a nice warming trend will commence. By mid week, upper 70s to lower 80s will remain in the forecast with rain chances under 20%. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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FATAL CAR CRASH-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS FROM OVERNIGHT--

ONE PERSON IS DEAD FOLLOWING A TERRIBLE CRASH IN COLLIER COUNTY --

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SHADY HOLLOW BLVD AND 9TH STREET AROUND 2:30--

WE HAVE A CREW ON THE SCENE --

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CRASH --

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW ONLY ONE CAR WAS INVOLVED.

WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED AS WE UNCOVER MORE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


EDISON FESTIVAL-VO-SS-BNR


ABC-7 IS GEARING UP FOR ONE OF FORT MYERS' LONGEST TRADITIONS.

WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO TONIGHTS EDISON LIGHT PARADE.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SERVES AS THE GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE EVENT.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME A *GOVERNOR* WILL DO THE JOB.

AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE ROUTE.

THE PARADE STARTS AT FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL --

GOES ALONG U-S 41 TOWARD DOWNTOWN --

THEN ENDS AT MAIN AND JACKSON STREETS.

WE HAVE SOME TRAFFIC ALERTS FOR YOU AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING.

STARTING RIGHT NOW-

HENDRY STREET BETWEEN MAIN STREET AND EDWARDS DRIVE IS CLOSED.

STARTING AT 7-AM.

MONROE STREET WILL CLOSE.

HEITMAN STREET WILL ALSO CLOSE.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ROAD CLOSURES.

HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE-

ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


EDISON PARADE FLOAT-TRX-VOTOPS


FOR WEEKS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STAKING OUT THEIR SPOTS ALONG THIS ROUTE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THERE WILL BE A LOT TO SEE.

THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 200 FLOATS!

ABC-7 CAUGHT UP WITH ONE TEAM WHO WERE PUTTING ON THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO THEIRS.

THIS FLOAT IS ABOUT 33 FT LONG, ABOUT 25 HUNDRED POUNDS AND TOOK ABOUT 200 MAN HOURS TO BUILD. Return to index of stories...


EDISON PARADE FLOAT-SOTVO


Megan minor/Float builder:

31:38-31:48

"I think we've got a good shot. You know it's a lot of hard work. It's a lot of fun but we've definitely captured the essence of edisonia."

LOTS OF EVENTS GOING ON TODAY-

THEY ALL START AT 10-AM.

STARTING WITH CRAFTS GALORE!

THAT'S ALONG THE RIVER.

THE PARADE STARTS AT 7 P-M.

THE ROADS ON THE PARADE ROUTE WILL CLOSE BY 5-PM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS-OC


DEVELOPING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING.

WATCH AS JEFFREY MORETZ SHEDS A SINGLE TEAR.

DURING CLOSING ARGUMENTS.

BUT FOR THE MOST PART-

THE MAN ACCUSED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER SAT EXPRESSIONLESS --

WHEN THE COLLIER COUNTY JURY READ HIS VERDICT -- Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-NATVO-WIPE


nat:02 - the defendent is guilty of second degree murder

MORETZ IS CONVICTED OF KILLING HIS ESTRANGED WIFE CHRISTINE --

AT A HOSPITAL IN NORTH NAPLES BACK IN 2011.

--IN A JEALOUS RAGE.

ON THE WITNESS STAND TODAY --

MORETZ *CLAIMED* HE WAS HAVING A PANIC ATTACK --

AND THAT'S WHY HE SHOT HER.

PLUS--

HE WAS UPSET HIS WIFE FOR HAVING AN AFFAIR.

BUT IT DIDN'T MATTER TO THE JURY.

THEY ONLY NEEDED JUST ONE HOUR TO CONVICT HIM. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS


MORETZ HAD HOPED THE JURY WOULD GIVE HIM MANSLAUGHTER, NOT MURDER.

THAT WOULD LIMIT HIS SENTENCE TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

BUT INSTEAD-

INSTEAD HE'S FACING LIFE THIS MORNING.

MORETZ HEADS BACK TO COURT MARCH 21ST FOR HIS SENTENCING HEARING. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-MAP


ALSO DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE UP--

AN IMMOKALEE MAN WAS SHOT IN THE GROIN FRIDAY NIGHT-

THIS--

AFTER SOMEONE TRIED TO ROB HIM.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THIS HAPPENED ON TAYLOR STREET --

NEAR IMMOKALEE DRIVE.

THE WEAPON WAS SMALL --

MAYBE A PELLET GUN.

BUT THE MAN DID GET HIT IN THE GROIN.

HE'S FACING NON-LIFE-THRETENING INJURIES.

THIS MORNING-

DEPUTIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SHOOTER-AND-ROBBER. Return to index of stories...


DANIELS CRASH UPDATE-VO


AN UPDATE TO A STORY ABC-7 HAS BEEN CLOSELY FOLLOWING.

WE'VE LEARNED THE NAMES AND CONDITIONS OF THE 9 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS CRASH ON DANIELS PARKWAY.

IT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY.

SIX OF THE INJURED WERE YOUNG CHILDREN.

MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE MINOR.

BUT THIS MORNING-

TWO PEOPLE ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

3 YEAR OLD CALEB TURNER --

AND 30 YEAR OLD JUSTIN DUNN.

THEY'RE AT LEE MEMORIAL.

AN S-U-V TURNED INTO THE PATH OF A VAN WITH SEVERAL KIDS INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES CRASH-TRX VOTOPS


A TWO CAR CRASH SHUT DOWN ALL LANES OF STATE ROAD 82 FRIDAY,

OFF ALABAMA ROAD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

DEPUTIES CLOSED BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH BOUND LANES OF STATE ROAD 82 FOR ABOUT THREE MILES.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SEX SCANDAL-SS-ONCAM


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING-

ABOUT A TEACHER ACCUSED OF BEING IN A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AN ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE.

DOMENIC FRANK'S FORMER ROOMMATE TELLS US HE KICKED HIM OUT OF HIS HOUSE LAST WEEK.

HE HAS NO IDEA WHERE HE IS --

BUT TELLS US DEPUTIES TOOK FRANK'S PHONE AWAY.

THE DISTRICT LET FRANK GO ON MONDAY.

SINCE HE WAS STILL ON PROBATION THEY DON'T HAVE TO GIVE A REASON WHY. Return to index of stories...


DUNN VERDICT WATCH-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TODAY.

THE JURY WILL DELIBERATE AGAIN TO DETERMINE THE FATE OF MICHAEL DUNN.

HE OPENED FIRE ON AN S-U-V OF TEENS IN JACKSONVILLE -- BECAUSE THEIR MUSIC WAS TOO LOUD.

ONE OF THEM DIED.

DUNN CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


FL CHILD PORN ARREST-SS


IT'S A CHILD PORN CASE THAT DATES BACK DECADES.

OFFICERS SAY THEY CAUGHT A 76-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA MAN WITH IT ALL--

FLEETWOOD PEEPLES JUNIOR GOT HURT WHEN HE FELL.

BUT WHEN CENTRAL FLORIDA OFFICERS WERE HELPING HIM --

THEY FOUND HIS STASH OF CHILD PORN --

IMAGES OF CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS FIVE.

WHAT WAS STRANGE-

THE PICTURES WERE OLD.

REALLY OLD.

THE VICTIMS WOULD NOW BE AS OLD AS 50.

STILL --

POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN A VICTIM TO COME FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MOBILE METH LAB-OTS-VO


ANOTHER METH LAB BUST!

THIS IS HAPPENING IN CAPE CORAL.

GET THIS-

THE DRUG WAS BEING MADE 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


Sgt. Dana Coston, CCPD

OTCUE- YOU'RE LOOKING AT A RECIPE FOR DISASTER

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

THE CAR WAS PARKED.

HES CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE. Return to index of stories...


RED ALGAE TOUR-EANIBOX-VO-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND.

IT'S SHAPING UP TO BE A BUSY ONE FOR BEACHES!

BUT SOME MIGHT GET TANGLED UP IN THE MESS ALONG THE COASTLINES.

ABC-7 FOUND MOST RED ALGAE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

BUT IT'S VERY PATCHY.

DOWN SOUTH AT PLACES LIKE BONITA AND BAREFOOT BEACH --

IT'S ALMOST NON-EXISTENT.

VISITORS FROM THE MIDWEST SAY -- IT COULD BE WORSE. Return to index of stories...


RED ALGAE TOUR-SOTVO


"I'd rather have this than snow and ice, it beat the hell out of Illinois." Kieffer

THE AMOUNT OF ALGAE WE'LL SEE THIS WEEKEND REALLY DEPENDS ON WEATHER.

SCIENTISTS SAY WE'LL KEEP SEEING ALGAE ON THE BEACH THROUGH THE COLD MONTHS AT LEAST ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL ATTORNEY-VO-WIPE


COULD YOU IMAGINE-

GETTING A PICTURE OF YOURSELF IN THE MAIL--

WITH A RED TARGET DRAWN ON YOUR FACE?

THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING TO A CAPE CORAL ATTORNEY.

HE'S THE MAN APPEALING THE CITY'S CONTROVERSIAL FIRE

SERVICE ASSESSMENT-CLAIMING IT'S ILLEGAL.

HE JUST FOUND A TYPED LETTER WITH NO RETURN ADDRESS IN HIS MAILBOX -

INDICATING IT'S FROM THE CAPE CORAL FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE PRESIDENT.

IT INCLUDES A PHOTO OF HIM AND READS *REMEMBER THE FACE*. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL ATTORNEY-SOTVO


When there are cross hairs drawn over someone's picture that's not a

good thing and if it actually came from someone within the FOP that

concerns me even more because these are the people that are supposed

to protect us

MORRIS SAYS HE PLANS TO FILE A REPORT WITH THE LEE COUNTY

SHERIFF'S OFFICE -

WE TRIED REACHING OUT TO THE FOP BUT DIDN'T HEAR BACK. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL IN PRISON-OC-(4)CG-OC


THIS MORNING TAMMY HALL IS WAKING UP IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER WILL SPEND THE NEXT SIX MONTHS THERE.

ABC7 WAS THERE WHEN TAMMY HALL REPORTED TO COLEMAN FEDERAL PRISON FRIDAY MORNING IN SUMTERVILLE.

WE'RE ALSO LEARNING

--WHAT LIFE WILL BE LIKE FOR HER INSIDE THE PRISON WORK CAMP.

HALL MUST WAKE UP AT SIX EVERY MORNING.

SHE'LL WORK A JOB INSIDE THE PRISON.

THEN SHE RETURNS TO HER DORM BY NINE AT NIGHT.

HALL WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO OUTSIDE INTO THE PRISON YARD.

HALL ADMITTED TO STEALING MORE THAN 30- THOUSAND DOLLARS PEOPLE DONATED TO HER CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


BUSH EVENT-VOTOPS


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 BARBARA BUSH.

SHE IS RECOVERING IN HOUSTON FROM PNEUMONIA.

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

ABC7 ASKED HIM ON A POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL RUN. Return to index of stories...


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."

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WAS AT THE FUNDRAISER.

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


COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---


BATTER UP!

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS INVADE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHO'S HERE,

AND WHERE YOU CAN SEE YOUR FAVORITE PLAYERS IN ACTION.

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TZ1 A) RED SOX IN TOWN-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOT


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SOCHI BUMP-SAT


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER


It was a beautiful ending to another week. We'll keep the streak going as we head into the weekend, with another shot of cool air set to arrive by late Saturday and into early Sunday. This will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place, with a warming trend by early next week.

Our Saturday morning won't be quite as chilly as yesterday, but temperatures will be seasonable as they start in the lower to middle 50s. It's across our inland and northern cool spots where we'll see thermometer readings in the upper 40s. Patchy clouds will kick of the day, with more clouds pushing through by mid day ahead of our next cool front.This system may bring a stray shower or two to the area, but more importantly it will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place. Daytime highs will also be a bit milder as they warm into the lower 70s.

Tonight, skies will stay clear and by early morning, temperatures will be chilly again as they dip into the middle 40s along the urban corridor.

With high pressure still in control, our weather will be be on cruise control for the upcoming week. After a chilly start on Sunday, temperatures will warm into the 70s during the day under wall to wall sunshine. As winds take more of an easterly turn, a nice warming trend will commence. By mid week, upper 70s to lower 80s will remain in the forecast with rain chances under 20%. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


TRIP TO THE STATE FINAL FOUR ON THE LINE. TONIGHT. DUNBAR HOSTING HOLY NAME

JUST BEFORE THE FIRST TIGERS PLAYING BEAT THE CLOCK.OFF THE MISS.RESPECT LEAP-HART WITH THE PUTBACK. AT THE BUZZER. TIGERS UP 9 AT HALF.

SECOND HALF. DUNBAR ON THE RUN.KERI JEWETT FINDS KIARA DESAMOURS.

DUNBAR.HEADED BACK TO THE STATE SEMI-FINALS FOR THE 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR!!! 72-45 THE FINA

FLORIDA COACH BILLY DONOVAN HAS ALL THE RESPECT IN THE WORLD FOR KENTUCKY BASKETBALL. FOR THEIR HEAD COACH. WELL THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. BILLY D HAS QUESTIONED. JOHN CALIPARI'S RECRUITING TACTICS. CALLING THEM WRONG AT TIMES.. THAT BAD BLOOD SHOULD MAKE THINGS VERY INTERESTING SATURDAY NIGHT IN LEXINGTON

THE GATORS HEAD TO KENTUCKY RANKED 3RD IN THE NATION. AND UNDEFEATED IN SEC PLAY.

THE WILDCATS ARE STILL IN THE MIX FOR A CONFERNCE TITLE AS WELL. WITH JUST TWO LOSS.

SO THE GAME AND THE RIVALRY WILL BE BIG COME SATURDAY NIGHT

BERNHARD LANGER HAS 2 GREEN JACKETS HANGING IN HIS CLOSET. AT LEAST. 2 THAT WE KNOW ABOUT. TODAY. THE 2-TIME MASTERS CHAMP MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT THAT HE IS ALSO THE MASTER OF THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC. LOOKING FOR HIS 3RD TITLE IN 4 YEARS. AND HE'S OFF TO A GOOD START.

LET'S GOT TO TWINEAGLES FOR THE FIRST ROUND.

KENNY PERRY THE 2012 WINNER. 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.

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. LANGER SAYS HE JUST LIKES IT HERE.

EARLIER TONIGHT GOLFING GREAT BOBBY NICHOLS WAS HONORED AT FIDDLESTICKS COUNTRY CLUB IN FORT MYERS.

NICHOLS. WHO WON 15 TIMES ON THE PGA TOUR. INCLUDING THE 1964 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP. WAS GIVEN A STATUE AT FIDDLESTICKS.

BOBBY WAS THE FIRST PRO AT FIDDLESTICKS AND IS BEING HONORED NOT ONLY FOR HIS GREAT PLAY ON THE COURSE. BUT HIS FOUNDATION HAS RAISED MORE THAN 4 MILLION DOLLARS FOR CHARITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

RAYS MANAGER JOE MADDON ROLLED INTO PORT CHARLOTTE TODAY IN A 40-FOOT R-V. MAYBE THAT'S BECAUSE HE'S GOT EXPECTATIONS. THAT CAN ONLY FIT IN A 40-FOOT RV. TODAY MADDON TOLD REPORTERS. THE PLAYERS ARE TALKING WORLD SERIES. ALREADY. AND WE'VE HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED YET.

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TO CAMP ON SATURDAY.

THE RAYS WON 92 GAMES LAST SEASON AND MADE A TRIP TO THE PLAYOFFS

BUT THEY WANT MORE

FGCU'S EATING FOR THE FIRST TIME. SEASON OPENER TONIGHT AGAINST RHODE ISLAND

BASES LOADED ANDREW VALENCIA---- HE'S COMING THROUGH WITH AN RBI SINGLE TO LEFT - ONE RUN SCORES.IT'S 2-1 RHODE ISLAND

THEN FTER A BASES LOADED WALK --

KEVIN YOUNG WITH THE ROPE TO LEFT -- EAGLES UP 3-2 AND THE WOULD NOT LOOK BACK -- EAGLES START 1-0 -- WITH A 7-3 WIN -

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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RED SOX REPORT TODAY-TRX-VOTOPS


THANKS BRAD-

NOT ONLY DO THE TAMPA BAY RAYS START TODAY--

BUT THE BOSTON RED SOX PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TODAY.

THE MINNESOTA TWINS REPORT SUNDAY.

ALL THREE TEAMS WILL START PRACTICE THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---


30:12 i didn't know what they were but i avoided them 30:14

THIS MORNING ABC7 HAS THE ANSWERS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!

WHY THESE GIANT PIGS FEET ARE COMING IN WITH THE TIDE,

AND WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM.

PLUS-

A DEVESTATING DAY AT THE BEACH.

HOW THIS WOMAN LOST HER WEDDING RINGS,

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) PIGS FEET-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) BROADWAY WEDDING RINGS-SOTVO


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PIGS FEET ON SANIBEL-VOWIPE


IT'S A STRANGE AND DISTURBING DISCOVERY.

PIGS FEET ARE WASHING ASHORE ON SANIBEL.

SOMEONE CALLED POLICE TO REPORT IT.

TAKE A LOOK.

CAN YOU SEE THE 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...


BROADWAY WEDDING RING-POP VO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VISITOR-

IS WITHOUT HER WEDDING RINGS THIS MORNING.

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...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE----


THE FIGHT OVER A PIECE OF FABRIC.

WHO OWNS THE RIGHT TO THIS CLEAVAGE COVER?

AN UPDATE ON THE LAWSUIT.

PLUS- SHE THOUGHT SHE WON BIG,

NOTIFIED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE A SCAM.

THE WARNING YOU HAVE TO HEAR.

RIGHT NOW YOU'RE TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT SOCHI.

WE'RE NOW HALFWAY THROUGH THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

ABC7 HAS THE HIGHLIGHTS YOU NEED TO SEE BEFORE STARTING YOUR DAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CLEVA LAWSUIT-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ3 B) FACEBOOK SCAM-VOTOPS


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SOCHI BUMP-SAT


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX


CONVICTED OF MURDER!

THE TRIAL FOR THE MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS ESTRNAGED WIFE--

IS FACING LIFE IN PRISON.

JEFFREY MORETZ SAT EXPRESSIONLESS AS THE GUILTY PLEA WAS READ TO HIM.

IT TOOK THE JURY JUST AN HOUR TO CONVICT HIM.

AN UPDATE TO A SERIOUS CRASH ON DANIELS FRIDAY.

SIX OF THE 9 PEOPLE INJURED WERE YOUNG CHILDREN.

MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE MINOR.

BUT THIS MORNING-

TWO PEOPLE ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

3 YEAR OLD CALEB TURNER --

AND 30 YEAR OLD JUSTIN DUNN.

THEY'RE AT LEE MEMORIAL.

THE EDISON LIGHT PARADE IS TONIGHT.

ACTIVITIES RUN ALL DAY.

BUT THE PARADE STARTS AT 7-PM AND GOES THROUGH DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS-

LOTS OF ROADS ARE CLOSING IN THE AREA-

WE HAVE A FULL LIST ON OUR WEBSITE,

HEAD TO ABC-7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TS 1) MORETZ VERDICT-VOTOPS


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TS 2) DANIELS CRASH-VOTOPS


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TS 3) EDISON LIGHT PARADE-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


It was a beautiful ending to another week. We'll keep the streak going as we head into the weekend, with another shot of cool air set to arrive by late Saturday and into early Sunday. This will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place, with a warming trend by early next week.

Our Saturday morning won't be quite as chilly as yesterday, but temperatures will be seasonable as they start in the lower to middle 50s. It's across our inland and northern cool spots where we'll see thermometer readings in the upper 40s. Patchy clouds will kick of the day, with more clouds pushing through by mid day ahead of our next cool front.This system may bring a stray shower or two to the area, but more importantly it will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place. Daytime highs will also be a bit milder as they warm into the lower 70s.

Tonight, skies will stay clear and by early morning, temperatures will be chilly again as they dip into the middle 40s along the urban corridor.

With high pressure still in control, our weather will be be on cruise control for the upcoming week. After a chilly start on Sunday, temperatures will warm into the 70s during the day under wall to wall sunshine. As winds take more of an easterly turn, a nice warming trend will commence. By mid week, upper 70s to lower 80s will remain in the forecast with rain chances under 20%. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAMFULL


THE SOCHI GAMES ARE NOW AT THEIR MIDPOINT!

THE UNITED STATES-

KEEPS ADDING TO ITS TALLY OF MEDALS!

OVER THE NEXT WEEK-

EYES TURN TO SOME HEATED RIVALRIES--

HOCKEY, SKIING AND SKATING--BIG EVENTS STILL TO COME.

ABC'S JIM RYAN--IS IN SOCHI--AND HAS ALL THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS LATEST-PKG


SCRIPT:

NOELLE PIKUS-PACE--WILL CLOSE HER CAREER ON THE SKELETON--WITH A TRIP TO THE

PODIUM. THE SILVER MEDAL WINNER HAS CHASED BRITISH NEWCOMER LIZZY YARNOLD

ALL SEASON--AND TODAY WAS NO DIFFERENT--HER RUNS WERE FLAWLESS AND FAST.

YARNOLD'S GOLD IS THE FIRST FOR HER NATION AT THE SOCHI GAMES.

AND IN THE FIRST DAY OF HEATS FOR MEN'S SINGLES IN SKELETON--AMERICANS JOHN

DALY AND MATT ANTOINE--FINISHED THIRD AND FOURTH RESPECTIVELY--A RUN AT A

MEDAL--NOW WELL WITHIN REACH.

NO MEDAL IN SKIING, THOUGH, FOR EITHER DEFENDING CHAMP BODE MILLER OR

TEAMMATE TED LIGETY IN THE MEN'S SUPER-COMBINED. MISTAKES AND LESS THAN

STELLAR RUNS COST THE PAIR--LIGETY LATER SAYING "TO PUT IT SIMPLY, I CHOKED.

" BOTH MEN HAVE A CHANCE TO REDEEM THEMSELVES--MILLER IS AMONG THE

FAVORITES IN SUNDAY'S SUPER-G AND LIGETY IS THE MAN TO BEAT IN NEXT WEEK'S

GIANT SLALOM.

IN MEN'S FIGURE SKATING, JEREMY ABBOTT--WHO WON THE RESPECT OF SPECTATORS

AND FELLOW SKATERS --AFTER FINISHING HIS ROUTINE FOLLOWING A DEVASTATING

FALL YESTERDAY--RETURNED TO THE ICE TODAY FOR THE SHORT PROGRAM--FINISHING

TWELFTH. FELLOW AMERICAN, JASON BROWN--WHOSE ENTHUSIASM IS ABSOLUTELY

CONTAGIOUS--FINISHED A RESPECTABLE NINTH--AFTER AN ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE.

DESPITE FALLING TWICE--YUZURU HANYU OF JAPAN WON GOLD.

AND BIG NEWS FOR AMERICAN SPEEDSKATERS--COMPLETELY SHUT OUT AT THE SOCHI

GAMES WITH HALF THE RACES RUN. ESPN.COM SAYS THEY WILL BE MAKING A CHANGE TO

THEIR SUITS--DITCHING THE HI-TECH UNDER ARMOUR VERSIONS WORN IN RACES UP

UNTIL NOW--AND GOING BACK TO THOSE WORN AT THE WORLD CUP LAST MONTH. THEY'

RE DIFFERENT THAN THE NEWER ONES IN THAT THEY LACK THE VENTING IN THE BACK-

-SUSPECTED OF CAUSING DRAG--SLOWING OUR OLYMPIC RACERS DOWN.

JIM RYAN, ABC NEWS, SOCHI, RUSSIA.

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OLYMPICS LATEST-ONCAM-MITTO


LOTS OF EXCITING EVENTS AHEAD.

NOW ABC-7 IS GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MEDAL COUNT SO FAR.

IF YOU DON'T WANT IT SPOILED-

YOU SHOULD LOOK AWAY RIGHT NOW.

HOLD FOR 10 SECONDS Return to index of stories...


TENNESEE BOMB ARREST-VOWIPE


A PACKAGE BOMB TURNED DEADLY--

THIS MORNING-

POLICE HAVE A SUSPECT.

MONDAY NIGHT A PACKAGE BOMB WAS DELIVERED TO THE HOME OF JON AND MARION

SETZER.

THE EXPLOSION KILLED BOTH OF THE THEM.

NOW THEIR SON-IN-LAW--

RICHARD PARKER IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


TENNESEE BOMB ARREST-SOTVO


BRAD GARRETT: anger revenge type thing if it's not a terrorist event. He's

angry at this couple for some reason. may not be realistic or not but in his

mind he felt justified in harming him

POLICE SAY PARKER HAS NOT BEEN COOPERATING SINCE BEING TAKEN INTO CUSTODY--

THEY STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT MADE HIM WANT TO KILL HIS ELDERLY IN LAWS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA CALIFORNIA DROUGHT RELIEF-VOWIPE


PRESIDENT OBAMA-

LOOKING TO HELP THE LARGEST STATE DEAL WITH ITS RECORD DRAUGHT.

HE IS ANNOUNCING A PACKAGE OF FEDERAL AID TO HELP CALIFORNIA DEAL WITH THE RECENT WILDFIRES-

AND THIS UNUSUAL WINTER THAT HASN'T SPARKED MUCH SNOW OR RAIN.

IT'S NOT ONLY AFFECTING CALIFORNIA--

BUT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY THAT RELY'S ON CALIFORNIA CROPS.

THIS MORNING-

PRODUCE IS WAY DOWN-

FARMS ARE FAILING-

LIVESTOCK IS DYING. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA CALIFORNIA DROUGHT RELIEF-SOTVO


"I want to work with congress to make that happen, but i am not going to wait because there is too much to do."

THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCING MORE THAN 160 MILLION IN FINANCIAL AID.

AND PUSHING CONGRESS TO OK A BILLION DOLLARS TO RESEARCH CLIMATE CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA FLOOD INSURANCE-EANIBOX-VOFULL


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS ARE BACK FROM WASHINGTON THIS MORNING--

AND THEY ARE 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...


CLEAVA SUIT-VOWIPE


IT'S THE FIGHT OVER WHO OWNS THE RIGHT TO THE CLEVAGE COVER.

AND IT CONTINUES THIS MORNING.

A COUPLE IN NAPLES SAYS THEY INVENTED THE CLEAVA.A PIECE OF CLOTHING THAT COVERS A WOMAN'S CLEAVAGE.

A BIGGER COMPANY, ONTEL, MADE MILLIONS BY SELLING THE SAME PRODUCT.AND CLEAVA SAYS THEY STOLE THE IDEA.

THE TRIAL WAS SUPPOSED TO END TODAY, BUT CLEAVA'S LAWYERS SAY A LONGER TRIAL IS GOOD FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA SUIT-SOT-VO


YOU END UP WITH A MORE INFORMED AND EDUCATED JURY WHO BECOME BETTER EDUCATED AND INFORMED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. YOU END UP WITH A FULL AND FAIR HEARING THE ISSUES TRIED. AND WE THINK WE'LL HAVE A BETTER TURN OUT THAT WAY.

NOW - THE TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO WRAP UP BY THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE SCAMMED ON FB-VO-WIPE


HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE FACEBOOK LOTTERY?

A LEHIGH SCRES WOMAN THOUGHT SHE WON IT!

SHE GOT A MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE SAYING SHE WON HALF A MILLION BUCKS.

THERE WAS EVEN A CERTIFICATE.

SOMEONE SENT IT TO HER --

WITH HER NAME AND THE AMOUNT SHE WON.

SHE ALSO GOT A CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE AN F-B-I AGENT-- INVOLVED IN THIS "LOTTERY."

AND THEN --

SHE SAYS SHE WAS PRESSURED TO SEND THEM 250 DOLLARS.

SHE DID THAT --- THEN LATER REALIZED SHE GOT SCAMMED. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE SCAMMED ON FB-SOTVO


Shelby Pieplow, Victim

55:31-55:46 "You posted on my page that I won 500,000 dollars from the Facebook lottery. Oh my gosh. What else was I suppose to think. That really blew my mind it really did. "

THE LAST TIME SHE HEARD FROM THE WOMAN ON FACEBOOK WAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

SHE HASN'T GOTTEN ANY MONEY. 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...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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PINE ISLAND ART-BNC SS


LOOKING FOR SOME THINGS TO DO TODAY?

ABC-7 ALWAYS HAS YOU COVERED.

ACTIVITIES ARE HAPPENING ALL DAY IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS BEFORE THE BIG EDISON LIGHTS PARADE.

STARTING AT 10--

YOU CAN CHECK OUT ARTISTS ALONG THE RIVER IN CRAFTS GALORE!

ALSO HAPPENING TODAY-

THE PINE ISLAND ART SHOW.

IT'S RUNNING TODAY AND TOMORROW.

FROM 10 A-M. TO 4P-M.

AT THE MATLACHA COMMUNITY CENTER.

IT WILL FEATURE HUNDREDS OF MATTED AND FRAMED PAINTINGS FROM LOCAL ARTISTS. Return to index of stories...


KIDS FISHING-SSTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY.

KIDS CAN FISH FOR FREE IN NAPLES.

HAPPENING AT CAMP DISCOVERY AT THE FLORIDA SPORTS PARK.

YOUNGSTERS OF ALL AGES CAN LEARN HOW TO CATCH ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT FISH.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A FLY-FISHING DEMONSTRATION.AND A ROCK-CLIMBING WALL.

IT'S FROM 8 A-M UNTIL NOON. Return to index of stories...


GREEK FEST-BNC


HAPPENING IN PORT CHARLOTTE-

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT GREEK FEST AT HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH.

TODAY IT'S FROM 11 A-M UNTIL 9 TONIGHT.

THERE WILL BE DELICIOUS GREEK FOOD.PASTRIES.AND SOME GREAT MUSIC! Return to index of stories...


FREE NATIONAL PARKS-VOTOPS


A PRESIDENTS DAY SPECIAL!

THIS WEEKEND-

THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS CELEBRATING WITH "FREE" ADMISSION TO ALL 401 NATIONAL PARKS.

THAT MEANS-

YOU CAN HEAD OUT TO BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE-

AND CHECK OUT RICH MARINE ESTUARIES.

IT'S RUNNING ALL THE WAY THROUGH MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


BOAT RAMP CLOSURE-SSTOPS


PLANNING ON BOATING TODAY?

ABC-7 HAS AN ALER FOR YOU IN COLLIER COUNTY.

GOODLAND BOAT RAMP IS CLOSING TO LAUNCHES FOR TODAY.

AND TODAY ONLY.

THIS IS FOR THE ANNUAL GOODLAND BOAT PARADE.

THE BOATING PARK'S SHIP STORE WILL STILL BE OPEN. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR---


Nancy Scafuri, Just Married

:14:42 my mom and dad got married like this, and they were married fifty years.

LOVE TAKES ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING AS LOCAL COUPLES TIE THE KNOT.

BUT NOT EVERYONE SAID 'I DO.'

WHY ONE COUPLE WAS DENIED AT THE COURTHOUSE.

PLUS- THEY MET IN CAPTIVITY,

BUT WILL THIS COUPLE'S LOVE SURVIVE IN THE WILD.

WE TAKE YOU TO THE START OF THEIR NEW LIFE.

BUT FIRST. HERE'S A CHECK OF THIS MORNING'S WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) V DAY WEDDINGS-SOTVO


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TZ4 ) TURTLES RELEASE-VOTOPS


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LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG


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WINTER STORM-TRX-SOTVOTOPS


Sound Terry Foley: Horsham, PA:15-:24

"All of a sudden there was an 18 wheeler, side sways, cars just slamming on there breaks and crash just smashing into everything."

THE SNOW HAS STOPPED FALLING, BUT THE MISERY CONTINUES FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO WERE IN THE PATH OF THIS WINTER'S LATEST STORM.

THOUSANDS SPENT THE DAY ON THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE WHERE DOZENS A HUGE PILEUP INVOLVING ABOUT 50 CARS AND TRUCKS SHUT THE ROAD DOWN! Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT


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MAIN WEATHER


It was a beautiful ending to another week. We'll keep the streak going as we head into the weekend, with another shot of cool air set to arrive by late Saturday and into early Sunday. This will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place, with a warming trend by early next week.

Our Saturday morning won't be quite as chilly as yesterday, but temperatures will be seasonable as they start in the lower to middle 50s. It's across our inland and northern cool spots where we'll see thermometer readings in the upper 40s. Patchy clouds will kick of the day, with more clouds pushing through by mid day ahead of our next cool front.This system may bring a stray shower or two to the area, but more importantly it will just reinforce the already nice weather we have in place. Daytime highs will also be a bit milder as they warm into the lower 70s.

Tonight, skies will stay clear and by early morning, temperatures will be chilly again as they dip into the middle 40s along the urban corridor.

With high pressure still in control, our weather will be be on cruise control for the upcoming week. After a chilly start on Sunday, temperatures will warm into the 70s during the day under wall to wall sunshine. As winds take more of an easterly turn, a nice warming trend will commence. By mid week, upper 70s to lower 80s will remain in the forecast with rain chances under 20%. Return to index of stories...


TURTLES RELEASED-TRX-NATVOTOPS


NATS OF PEOPLE CHEERING

AND THERE THEY GO!

A MALE AND FEMALE LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE WERE RELEASED TOGETHER VALENTINE'S DAY OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS.

"GIZMO" AND "KRISTI" WERE RESCUED BACK IN OCTOBER.

THEY MET IN CAPTIVITY.

NOW IT'S UP TO THEM TO STICK TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


V DAY WEDDINGS-TRXVOTOPS


SPEAKING OF LOVE-

AT LEAST 30 COUPLES SAID THEIR I DO'S AT THE LEE COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE FRIDAY FOR VALENTINES DAY.

THE CEREMONIES TAKE ONLY A MATTER OF MINUTES, AND COST UNDER 150 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX COUPLE DENIED-VO


WHILE OUR CAMERAS WERE THERE.

THE COUNTY REFUSED TO MARRY AT LEAST ONE COUPLE.

BOB BODYCOMB AND PETER PAZUMAS ---

ARE A SAME SEX COUPLE FROM FORT MYERS.

THEY WERE LEGALLY MARRIED IN NEW YORK TWO MONTHS AGO.

NOW THEY WANT TO HAVE A CEREMONY AT THEIR HOME-CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

THE PROBLEM IS - THE STATE OF FLORIDA DOESN'T RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE COUPLE KNEW THEY WOULD BE DENIED.

STILL THEY THANKED THE CLERKS, AND WERE ALL SMILES AS THEY WALKED AWAY. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-VO


DEFENDERS OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ARE FIGHTING BACK IN FLORIDA.

FRIDAY-

IN DORAL, THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY COALITION ASKED A JUDGE TO DROP AN ONGOING LEGAL CHALLENGE TO THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

SIX COUPLE'S ARGUE - VOTERS ALREADY DECIDED ON THE ISSUE IN THE 2008 ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX OPPOSITION-SOTVO


"It's a message to the community and a message to the state of Florida that we will not tolerate having our votes thrown out."

FEDERAL JUDGES HAVE RECENTLY OVERULED VOTERS IN THREE DIFFERENT STATES and SAID THAT A BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE--


this is a buddy bench

NEED A FRIEND?

JUST HEAD OVER TO THE BUDDY BENCH.

WHERE THIS IDEA IS GROWING. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) BUDDY BENCH-NATVO


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SOCHI BUMP-SAT


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BUDDY BENCH-VOWIPE


IF YOU WERE EVER THAT KID, ALONE IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA, LONELY ON THE PLAYGROUND, YOU WILL APPRECIATE THIS STORY.

NATS OF KIDS PLAYING

THERE'S SOMETHING NEW ON THE PLAYGROUND THAT OFTEN GOES UNNOTICED.

THIS BENCH-

IS USED FOR STUDENTS WHO DON'T HAVE FRIENDS-

THE IDEA IS--

IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYONE TO PLAY WITH--

TO SIT ON THE BENCH-

AND MAKE FRIENDS!

A SECOND GRADER-

CAME UP WITH THE IDEA-

AFTER HE READ ABOUT ANOTHER STUDENT DOING IT ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


BUDDY BENCH-SOTVO


reporter/Ethan exchange

"JOH: do you think the school needs a buddy bench? ETHAN: yea. JOH: why? ETHAN: because there's probably a lot of people that don't have friends in our school."

A GREAT IDEA FOR ANY SCHOOL.

THE SCHOOL STAFF SAYS -- A FEW 4TH GRADERS -- HAVE EVEN CREATED A BUDDY BENCH PATROL DURING BREAKS - TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE'S INCLUDED. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) MORETZ TRIAL-VOTOPS


THE VERDICT IS IN THIS MORNING.

THE TRIAL FOR THE MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS ESTRNAGED WIFE IS FINALLY OVER.

JEFFREY MORETZ SAT EXPRESSIONLESS AS THE GUILTY PLEA WAS READ TO HIM.

IT TOOK THE JURY JUST AN HOUR TO CONVICT HIM.

MORETZ FACES LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TS2) DANIELS CRASH-VOTOPS


AN UPDATE TO A SERIOUS CRASH ON DANIELS FRIDAY.

SIX OF THE 9 PEOPLE INJURED WERE YOUNG CHILDREN.

MOST OF THE INJURIES WERE MINOR.

BUT THIS MORNING-

TWO PEOPLE ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

3 YEAR OLD CALEB TURNER --

AND 30 YEAR OLD JUSTIN DUNN.

THEY'RE AT LEE MEMORIAL. Return to index of stories...


TS3) IMMOKALEE SHOOTING-SSTOPS


AN IMMOKALEE MAN WAS SHOT IN THE GROIN FRIDAY NIGHT-

THIS--

AFTER SOMEONE TRIED TO ROB HIM.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THIS HAPPENED ON TAYLOR STREET --

NEAR IMMOKALEE DRIVE.

THE WEAPON WAS SMALL --

MAYBE A PELLET GUN.

HE'S FACING NON-LIFE-THRETENING INJURIES.

THIS MORNING-

DEPUTIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SHOOTER-AND-ROBBER. Return to index of stories...


TS4) FATAL CRASH OVERNIGHT-VOTOPS


ONE PERSON IS DEAD FOLLOWING A TERRIBLE CRASH IN COLLIER COUNTY --

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SHADY HOLLOW BLVD AND 9TH STREET AROUND 2:30--

FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CRASH --

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW ONLY ONE CAR WAS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


TS5) EDISON PARADE-SSTOPS


THE EDISON LIGHT PARADE IS TONIGHT.

ACTIVITIES RUN ALL DAY.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE ROUTE FOR TONIGHT.

BUT THE PARADE STARTS AT 7-PM AND GOES THROUGH DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS-

LOTS OF ROADS ARE CLOSING IN THE AREA-

WE HAVE A FULL LIST ON OUR WEBSITE,

HEAD TO ABC-7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP


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. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

THANKS FOR JOINING US--

MORE LOCAL NEWS IN 30 MINUTES.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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