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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ2 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS-SOTVO
HEADLINES TZ2 MANATEE BOARDWALK-SOTVO
HL 1) INTERNET SEX STING-SSTOPS WEATHER-CLIP
HL 2) DRIVE BY SHOOTING-VOTOPS WEATHER-PWC
HL 3) PARENTS KIK WARNING-SOTVO WEATHER-WXWALL
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP
CAPE MAYOR TRIAL-2SHOT-VO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TUITION-2SHOT-VO
CAPE MAYOR TRIAL-SOTVO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TUITION-SOTVO
BENEQUISTO FEC COMPLAINT-OTS-VO MANATEE BOARDWALK-TRX-VOTOPS
BENEQUISTO FEC COMPLAINT-CG(2)-OC MANATEE BOARDWALK-SOTVO
INTERNET CAFE SEX STING-2SH-SS-VO BABY PANTHER COLLIER-SSTOPS
INTERNET CAFE SEX STING-SOT-SS RED SOX UPDATE-OTS-VO
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP TAMPA BUCS NEW LOGO-WIPE-VOTOPS
PB MORNING SHOOTING-EANIBOX-VOFULL COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
PB MORNING SHOOTING-SOTVO TEASE THREE-POP
PAWN SHOP ROBBERY ARREST-OTS-SS(2) TZ3 A-VO-DISS
FL HUMVEE THEFT 911 CALLS-OTS-SOT-SS(2) TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
FL HUMVEE THEFT 911 CALLS-SOT-SS(3) 11PM TZ1) CAPE LAWSUIT-VOTOPS-WIPE
TAMPA DUMP TRUCK ROLLOVER-TRX-VOTOPS 11PM TZ2) EMPLOYEE PEES IN SINK-VOTOPS
FL BOAT VS BRIDGE-WIPE-VOTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
PARENTS KIK WARNING-2SH-VO RED SOX-POPMON
PARENTS KIK WARNING-SOTVO RED SOX-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP RED SOX-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE TWINS GOLF-VOTOPS
TZ1 RAVENS PLAYER TROUBLE-VOTOPS TWINS GOLF-SOTTOPS
TZ1 WAITRESS 6600 TIP-SOTVO FGCU HOOPS-POPMON
WX TEASE-WXWALL FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS
RAVENS PLAYER DRAGS WIFE-TRX-VOTOPS FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS
WAITRESS 6600 TIP-2SHOT-VO MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
WAITRESS 6600 TIP-SOTVO MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
BOEHNER NEW MARCO CONDO-TRX-SS(2) WGC GOLF-VOTOPS
FL GATOR IN SEWER-OC-SS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
TEASE TWO---------  


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HEADLINES


A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.

THIS CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN -- CAUGHT IN CHILD SEX STING --

THE DISTRUBING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE CHILDREN HE *THOUGHT HE'D MEET FOR SEXUAL FAVORS.

AND --

A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING -- IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

ABC-7 GIVES YOU A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN PEOPLE IN A CAR OPENED FIRE DURING THE MORNING RUSH.

PLUS THIS --

Emily Loveall/7:13:07 "I think it's just the secret behind it, who are they talking to? what are they talking about?"

A WARNING FOR ALL PARENTS -- SURROUNDING THE POPULAR SMARTPHONE APP -- KIK.

THE SAME APP DEPUTIES SAY, A LOCAL TEACHER USED TO SEND EXPLICIT PICTURES TO A STUDENT.

WHAT *YOU NEED TO KNOW -- TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) INTERNET SEX STING-SSTOPS


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HL 2) DRIVE BY SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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HL 3) PARENTS KIK WARNING-SOTVO


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE MAYOR TRIAL-2SHOT-VO


DEVELOPING TONIGHT AT SEVEN -

A LEE COUNTY JUDGE JUST DENIED FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN'S PUSH FOR A NEW ELECTION.

IT'S NOT STOPPING HIS TEAM FROM THREATENING TO APPEAL.

JUDGE ALANE LABODA RULED AGAINST JOHN SULLIVAN'S LAWSUIT.

SHE CALLS HIS CLAIMS MERITLESS AND FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT ANYONE BROKE ELECTION LAWS.

SULLIVAN LOST TO MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI BY 121 VOTES IN NOVEMBER.

ABC7 SPOKE TO SAWICKI AND ONE OF SULLIVAN'S SUPPORTERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAYOR TRIAL-SOTVO


Marni Sawicki, Cape Coral Mayor - 2415 "This was a lawsuit that was frivolous and in my opinion unfounded and cost the city a lot of money. and not just money but the time and effort that could have been spent in other places."

David Carr, Sued Sawicki - "I felt that she was a little harsh that our case had no merit. We had statues that were broken, election law that was not followed black and white, I felt that issue was glossed over in their determination."

GET THIS - THE JUDGE ALSO ORDERED SULLIVAN TO PAY ALL ATTORNEY FEES FOR THE CITY.

THAT COULD EXCEED 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ABC7 TRIED CONTACTING SULLIVAN.

HE DID RETURN OUR CALLS. Return to index of stories...


BENEQUISTO FEC COMPLAINT-OTS-VO


NEW FROM COLLIER COUNTY --

A NAPLES MAN IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A FEDERAL COMPLAINT AGAINST STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

NICK MAIETTA CLAIMS THE CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFUL BROKE THE LAW -- SLAMMING HER FRO RECENT CAMPAIGN BEHAVIOR.

IN A NINE-PAGE FILING -- HE ACCUSES HER OF ROLLING OUT A MASSIVE STATE RE-ELECTION BID -- ONLY TO HELP HER WIN FORMER CONGRSSMAN TREY RADEL'S SEAT IN WASHINGTON.

FEDERAL LAW STATES YOU CAN'T TRANSFER STATE FUNDS TO CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS. Return to index of stories...


BENEQUISTO FEC COMPLAINT-CG(2)-OC


BENAQUSTIOS CAMP FIRED BACK TODAY TELLING US.

"THIS CLAIM IS BASELESS AND WITHOUT LEGAL MERIT. IT CLEARLY IS A DESPERATE POLITICAL ATTACK BY THOSE WHO CONTINUE THEIR FALSE REQUESTS FOR A 'CLEAN' CAMPAIGN."

"LIZBETH BENACQUISTO HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH ALL THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS THAT GUIDE CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES."

FEDERAL LAW STATES YOU CAN'T TRANSFER STATE FUNDS TO CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS.

WE REACHED OUT MUTIPLE TIMES TO NICK MAIETTA.

HE REFUSED TO SPEAK ON CAMERA -- SAYING, HE ONLY WANTS A FAIR CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


INTERNET CAFE SEX STING-2SH-SS-VO


INVESTIGATORS IN NORTH PORT ARRESTED A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN DURING AN *INTERNET SEX STING.

THEY SAY HE WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY AND A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

A STORY MADE UP BY AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER HE CHATTED WITH ON CRAIGSLIST.

TONIGHT PAUL VANGELDER FACES 11 COUNTS OF CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN.

THAT INCLUDES ATTEMPTED SEXUAL BATTERY ON A VICTIM YOUNGER THAN 12 AND POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

NORTH PORT OFFICERS SET UP THE MEETING.

MANY OF THE DETAILS ARE FAR TOO GRAPHIC TO SHARE WITH YOU.

ABC7 SPOKE TO HIS NEIGHBORS.

ONE IS A MOTHER OF TWO. Return to index of stories...


INTERNET CAFE SEX STING-SOT-SS


:14 Neighbor "My oldest ran in and said, Mommy there's a guy standing in the woods staring at us… so I made them come in and I ran down the driveway and it was him… and that just… really bothers me."

--BUTT SOT--

:08 Neighbor "I'm absolutely disgusted… I'm mortified because I have two children and one close to that age."

VANGELDER IS IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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PB MORNING SHOOTING-EANIBOX-VOFULL


WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON A DRIVE BY SHOOTING -- THAT LED TO A CAR CHASE IN LEE COUNTY.

AND IT ALL HAPPENED DURING MORNING RUSH-HOUR.

THE SHOTS WERE FIRED AT THE INTERSECTION OF PALM BEACH AND TYRONE AVE.

WITNESSES TELL US THE BULLETS HIT THIS NEARBY BUILDING.

DEPUTIES SAY -- ONE OF THE MEN THREW A GUN OUT OF THE WINDOW DURING THE CHASE. Return to index of stories...


PB MORNING SHOOTING-SOTVO


6:20 she heard the pop pop pop --which sounded like a tire popping--but at the time she didnt know it was gun shots 6:25

--BUTT SOT--

4:33 it makes you think what if you were walking down the street when the bullets were spraying wed be at the hospital or id be planning a funeral 4:44 i

DEPUTIES SAY THE BLACK DODGE JOURNEY THAT FIRED THE SHOTS TOOK OFF.

THE CHASES ENDED ON IONE AVENUE.

TWO PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED--A MAN AND WOMAN.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT THEIR IDENTITIES. Return to index of stories...


PAWN SHOP ROBBERY ARREST-OTS-SS(2)


NEW TONIGHT --

DEPUTIES MADE ANOTHER ARREST AFTER AN ENGLEWOOD BURGLARY.

THEY SAY JAHLEEL POTTS BROKE INTO KINGS PAWN SHOP EARLIER THIS MONTH WITH TWO OTHERS AND STOLE SHOTGUNS AND RIFLES.

INVESTIGATORS CAUGHT JAYSON RICE AFTER HE WENT ON FACEBOOK AND ASKED FOR AMMUNITION.

DETECTIVES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE THIRD TEEN. Return to index of stories...


FL HUMVEE THEFT 911 CALLS-OTS-SOT-SS(2)


A BIZARRE SCENE UNFOLDED NEAR ORLANDO --

VOLUSIA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A TEEN STOLE A MILITARY HUMVEE.

WHY?

HE WAS BORED!

4:10 He's going right through the red light. He's rolling right through the ride light. There he goes.

CONFUSED DRIVERS CALLED 9-1-1 AS THE 19-YEAR-OLD PASSED THEM ON THE ROAD.

DEPUTIES SAY HE HOPPED A FENCE, STOLE THE HUMVEE AND CRASHED THROUGH A SECURITY CHECKPOINT.

AFTER 20 MILES DEPUTIES FINALLY STOPPED AND ARRESTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


FL HUMVEE THEFT 911 CALLS-SOT-SS(3)


2:52 When I pulled out, I saw him with stuff flying underneath it. When he went across that light, the barrels flew behind him.

THAT WOMAN SAYS SHE HAD TO SWERVE WHEN BARRELS BROKE FREE AND CAME TUMBLING TOWARD HER CAR.

NO ONE GOT HURT.

DEPUTIES DID FIND MARIJUANA IN THE HUMVEE.

THE TEEN FACES GRAND THEFT AND D-U-I AMONG OTHER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA DUMP TRUCK ROLLOVER-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO FROM THE TAMPA BAY AREA --

A DUMP TRUCK CARRYING A FULL LOAD -- SOMEHOW ROLLED ONTO A PICKUP TRUCK, EARLIER TODAY.

RESCUE CREWS WORKED FOR NEARLY 90 MINUTES TO FREE THE DRIVER FROM THE MANGLED TRUCK.

HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A LOCAL TRAUMA CENTER.

THE DRIVER OF THE DUMP TRUCK WAS NOT INJURED.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH - WHICH CLOSED ROADS FOR OVER TWO HOURS - REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FL BOAT VS BRIDGE-WIPE-VOTOPS


DIVE CREWS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE SEARCHING FOR A MISSING BOATER.

SEMINOLE COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY -- TWO PEOEPLE WERE ONBOARD THE BOAT THAT CRASHED INTO THIS BRIDE - JUST 30-MILES NORTH OF ORLANDO.

ONE VICTIM WAS IS BEING TREATED FOR INJURIES.

DIVERS ARE COMBING THE AREA AROUND THE WRECKAGE TO LOOK FOR THE MISSING BOATER.

OFFICIALS SAY THE SEARCH HAS TRANSITIONED FROM A RESCUE MISSION TO A RECOVERY OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


PARENTS KIK WARNING-2SH-VO


PARENTS -- LISTEN UP.

TONIGHT - ABC-7 IS DIGGING INTO THE SMART PHONE APPLICATION CALLED "KIK."

IT'S THE SAME APP DEPUTIES SAY A GOLDEN GATE TEACHER USED TO SEND NAKED PICTURES OF HIMSELF TO A STUDENT.

THE APP'S FREE.

IT LETS USERS TO SHARE MESSAGES AND PHOTOS.

PARENTS SAY IT'S A GROWING CONCERN FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL.

EVEN THOUGH ALL SCHOOLS HAVE STRONG FILTERS ON WHAT STUDENTS CAN ACCESS ONLINE - THEY CAN STILL USE THIS APP CALLED "KIK" BECAUSE YOU DON'T NEED A WIRELESS CONNECTION. Return to index of stories...


PARENTS KIK WARNING-SOTVO


Emily Loveall/Parent

"I think it's just the secret behind it, who are they talking to? What are they talking about, who are they going to be meeting and where are they meeting them. It's just scary today in society and you want to protect these kids as much as you can."

COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE LOOKING INTO THIS.

DEREK HARP - THE TEACHER ACCUSED OF SENDING THOSE NUDE PICTURES - IS NO LONGER IN THE CLASSROOM.

HE'S WORKING IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER AS THE DISTRICT INVESTIGATES. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE


THE MUST SEE VIDEO, TONIGHT AT SEVEN.

AN N-F-L PLAYER CAUGHT DRAGGING HIS UNCONSCIOUS FIANCE OUT OF AN ELEVATORS.

WHAT OFFICERS SAY HAPPENED AND IF HE'LL FACE CHARGES.

PLUS

i said i would be interested in offering with your tuition. she said

that would be nice

BUT DID THAT MORE THAN GENEROUS GIFT REALLY GO TO TUITION.

ABC7 TALKS TO BOTH SIDES TO FIND THE TRUTH.

WAS IT ALL A SCAM? Return to index of stories...


TZ1 RAVENS PLAYER TROUBLE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 WAITRESS 6600 TIP-SOTVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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RAVENS PLAYER DRAGS WIFE-TRX-VOTOPS


ALL NEW AT SEVEN -

DISTURBING VIDEO JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM SHOWS BALTIMORE RAVENS RUNNING BACK -- RAY RICE DRAGGING HIS UNCONSCIOUS FIANCEE FROM AN ELEVATOR.

T-M-Z RECORDED THIS IN ATLANTIC CITY.

OFFICERS SAY IT CAME AFTER A HEATED ARGUMENT.

RICE'S ATTORNEY DECLINED COMMENT.

A RAVENS SPOKESMAN SAYS THEY'VE SEEN THE VIDEO AND ARE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY.

PROSECUTORS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER TO CHARGE RICE. Return to index of stories...


WAITRESS 6600 TIP-2SHOT-VO


AN UPDATE TO A STORY YOU FIRST SAW LAST NIGHT ON ABC-7 NEWS AT 11.

IT WAS EXCITING - A DREAM.

A COUPLE GAVE A NAPLES WAITRESS 66-HUNDRED DOLLARS. MEANT FOR SCHOOL.

WE GOT A CALL FROM THAT CUSTOMER -- SAYING HER STORY DIDN'T MATCH IS.

THE DUO MET THE WAITRESS ON VALENTINES DAY.

THE NEXT DAY -- THEY WENT BACK WITH THE CHECK -- 600 FOR HER -- 6-THOUSAND FOR HER CLASSES AT F-G-C-U.

THAT'S WHERE SHE SAID SHE ATTENDS NURSING SCHOOL.

WHEN HE COULDNT VERIFY THAT INFORMATION HE CANCELLED THE CHECKS.

THE WAITRESS SAYS SHE NEVER INTENDED TO ACCEPT THAT MONEY. Return to index of stories...


WAITRESS 6600 TIP-SOTVO


Take sot 3:44:33-50

Bil, Customer

i was absolutely shocked because she never returned my phone calls,

she knew exactly what i had done

--BUTT SOT--

Evana Conover, Waitress

id dint know how to put it that way and even thinking about it, anyway

i tried saying it didnt sound appealing, like i was ungrateful for

what they did for me."

WE CHECKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY -

A SPOKESPERSON TOLD US " NO WITH WITH THAT NAME HAS EVER APPLIED, BEEN ACCEPTED OR ENROLLED IN ANY PROGRAM AT FGCU." Return to index of stories...


BOEHNER NEW MARCO CONDO-TRX-SS(2)


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

NEW, AERIAL PICTURES SHOWING HOUSE SPEAK JOHN BOEHNER'S NEW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CONDO.

WE FOUND OUT -- BOEHNER AND HIS WIFE PURCHASED THE MARCO ISLAND CONDO, EARLIER THIS MONTH.

A FAMILY SPOKESPERSON SAYS -- THIS AREA OF FLORIDA HAS BEEN THE BOEHNER'S VACATION SPOT FOR YEARS.

HE SAYS, THE FINALLY DECIDED TO PURCHASE, INSTEAD OF RENTING. Return to index of stories...


FL GATOR IN SEWER-OC-SS


YOU NEED TO SEE THIS.

AN UNWELCOME GUEST IN SARASOTA.

CHECK OUT THIS PICTURE.

A WOMAN SAYS SHE FOUND THE ALLIGATOR PEEKING OUT OF A STORM DRAIN NEAR HER HOUSE.

SHE THINKS IT GOT STUCK.

BY THE NEXT DAY THE GATOR WAS GONE.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS THINK THE GATOR IS BACK IN A NEARBY LAKE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


02/32/43 if they become citizens, they're welcome to everything we

have here in the united states. That's America. 02:32:49

IT'S A NEW BILL IN TALLAHASSEE TONIGHT --

STUDENTS IN THE STATE ILLEGALLY ELIGIBLE FOR IN-STATE TUITION.

THE PUSH AND THE BACKLASH.

THEN --

"Any upgrades they would make in the facility would likely draw a lot of tourists and be an attraction for the area." RJ Suitor, Michigan

CAPE LEADERS WANT YOU TO GET CLOSER TO MANATEES.

THE AMAZING PROJECT THAT COULD BRING IN TOURISTS.

??CAN THE CAPE REALLY AFFORD IT??

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TZ2 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS-SOTVO


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TZ2 MANATEE BOARDWALK-SOTVO


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WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


RAIN CHANCES RETURN

Our stretch of great weather continued into Thursday, with a blend of sun & clouds and highs in the 80s. Expect a mild and humid evening, with temps only falling into the 70s. Patchy fog may once again develop overnight, with lows in the mid 60s

Changes are ahead as we enter Friday. A cool front will plow into North Florida. The front doesn't make it into our area, but it will transport more moisture into the region. The result will be a lot more cloud cover and scattered rain chances. The best chance for rain will be in the afternoon areas east of I-75. Highs on Friday will be in the low 80s.

The increased moisture stays in place for Saturday. We'll keep partly sunny skies to a blend of sun & clouds. Again, a few scattered showers will be possible inland. Highs on Saturday will climb into the mid 80s.

Sunday features more sunshine and lower rain chances. Expect partly cloudy conditions to close the weekend, with just an isolated rain chance. Highs will again be in the mid 80s.

Next week still looks fairly warm with a chance of showers. Monday and Tuesday are still expected to feature partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers possible. Expect highs both days in the low 80s.

Rain chances will increase midweek as the frontal boundary finally begins to push into Southwest Florida. We'll close out next week with temps in the upper 70s to low 80s. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TUITION-2SHOT-VO


PAYING FOR COLLEGE COULD GET EASIER AND LESS EXPENSIVE FOR ILLEGIAL IMMIGRANTS IN FLORIDA.

A PROPOSED LAW WOULD ALLOW SOME ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO GET IN-STATE TUITION.

DIFFERENT FEDERAL PROGRAMS ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ATTEND SCHOOL.

WHEN IT'S TIME FOR COLLEGE - THEY HAVE TO PAY OUT-OF STATE TUITION IN MOST CASES.

SOME PEOPLE THINK ONLY LEGAL CITIZENS SHOULD GET IN STATE TUITION - OTHERS SAY EVERYONE LIVING IN FLORIDA IS ENTITLED. Return to index of stories...


ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TUITION-SOTVO


02:41:47 I don't think it matters bc the united states is built on a melting pot.

We should have everybody educated, regardless of how they got to this

country. 02:41:56

TO QUALIFY - IMMIGRANTS WOULD HAVE TO LIVE IN FLORIDA THREE YEARS AND GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL HERE.

A HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE PUT IT'S SUPPORT BEHIND THE BILL - THE SENATE HASN'T ACTED YET. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE BOARDWALK-TRX-VOTOPS


THERE'S A BATTLE BREWING IN CAPE CORAL.

SHOULD TAXPAYERS FOOT PART OF A BILL TO BUILD A BOARDWALK TO VIEW MANATEES?

SOME WANT IT BUILT IN THE SIRENIA VISTA PARK TO BRING IN VISITORS.

THE BOARDWALK WOULD COMPLETE THE THIRD PHASE OF PARK IMPROVEMENTS.

THE CITY HOPES LEE COUNTY'S TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WILL FUND THE 375-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE BOARDWALK-SOTVO


"This is what the grants for the TDC are for is to promote tourism/this is one of the few natural waterways inside Lee County where manatees come up and congregate for people to view." Rana Erbrick, Cape Coral Council Member

RESIDENTS SAY THEY LIKE THE IDEA DESPITE THE PRICE.

COUNCIL LEADERS WILL DISCUSS THIS ON MONDAY.

IF THE GRANT'S DENIED - THEY WILL PUT THE PROJECT ON HOLD BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


BABY PANTHER COLLIER-SSTOPS


MEANTIME --

BIOLOGISTS IN COLLIER COUNTY SENT US THIS PICTURE.

THEY FOUND A ONE-WEEK-OLD PANTHER KITTEN.

TONIGHT IT'S GETTING CARE FROM VETS AT THE NAPLES ANIMAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL.

THE PANTHER WILL NEVER BE RELEASED IN THE WILD BECAUSE HE CAN'T LEARN SURVIVAL SKILLS FROM HIS MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX UPDATE-OTS-VO


TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF FULL SQUAD WORKOUTS FOR THE BOSTON RED SOX --

AND ABC-7 WAS THERE FOR ALL THE ACTION.

THE ENTIRE TEAM WAS BACK ON THE FIELD TODAY -- PREPPING FOR SPRING TRAINING.

THIS COMES AHEAD OF A BIG EVENT THIS WEEKEND.

IT'S THE ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING OPEN HOUSE, AT JET BLUE PARK.

IT'S FREE -- AND THERE'S TONS OF ACTIVITIES LINED UP FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

THE EVENT STARTS SATURDAY, AT 11-A-M. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BUCS NEW LOGO-WIPE-VOTOPS


MEATIME --

WE'RE JUST UNDER 30-MINUTES AWAY FROM A BIG ANNOUNCMENT FROM THE TAMPA BAY BUCS.

AT 8:00 -- THE BUCS WILL UNVEIL A NEW TEAM LOGO AND HELMET DESIGN.

IT'S THE FIRST CHANGE SINCE 1997.

HALL-OF-FAMER WARREN SAPP WILL PRESENT THE UPDATED LOOK.

COUNT ON US TO PASS IT ALONG, AS SOON AS WE GET IT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


MIAMI DOLPHINS HEAD COACH JOE PHILBIN. IS TALKING ABOUT THE RICHIE INCOGNITO SAGA THAT STOLE MOST OF THE HEADLINES IN MIAMI LAST YEAR.

PLUS. BAD GOLF FOR A GREAT CAUSE. WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE TWINS CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT. NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) CAPE LAWSUIT-VOTOPS-WIPE


JOHN SULLIVAN WANTS BACK HIS SEAT!

TONIGHT AT ELEVEN --

WHAT THE FORMER MAYOR MIGHT DO NEXT. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) EMPLOYEE PEES IN SINK-VOTOPS


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

A DIRTY DEED IN A KITCHEN SINK!

THE PIZZA HUT SHUT DOWN BECAUSE ONE EMPLOYEE. JUST HAD TO GO.

SEE IT AT 11 ON ABC7. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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RED SOX-POPMON


THE LAST TIME WE SAW THE RED SOX TOGETHER AS ONE. THEY WERE SOAKED IN CHAMPAGNE--- CELEBRATING BOSTON 8TH WORLD SERIES TITLE. WHILE THE CHAMPAGNE HAS LOST IT'S BUZZ SINCE THEN. BUT THE RED SOX HAVE NOT. THE TEAM IS BACK AND EXPECTATIONS ARE SKY HIGH. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-VOTOPS


TODAY THE SOX HAD THE FIRST --- FULL SQUAD PRACTICE. AT JETBLUE PARK

THE ENTIRE TEAM WAS BACK ON THE SAME FIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE WINNING THAT WORLD SERIES.

BUT THE SOX SAY. AS GREAT AS THAT CHAMPIONSHIP WAS. IT'S NOW IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-SOTTOPS


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TWINS GOLF-VOTOPS


AFTER THE TWINS WORKED OUT THIS MORNING. THEY HEADED TO FIDDLESTICKS COUNTRY CLUB FOR A CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT.

SEVERAL OF THE TWINS. BOTH PAST AND PRESTENT. WERE SWINGING THE CLUBS FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

INCLUDING HALL OF FAMERS. BERT BLYLEVEN AND ROD CAREW

MONEY RAISED GOES TO----- CANCER PATIENT CARE AT THE LEE MEMORIAL HEATH SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


TWINS GOLF-SOTTOPS


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FGCU HOOPS-POPMON


THERE ARE CONFERENCE GAMES. THEN THERE ARE CONFERENCE GAMES RIPE WITH ANTICIPATION AND ANGER. IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT. THAT'S WHAT YOU'LL GET FRIDAY NIGHT AT ALICO ARENA. FGCU AND MERCER MEET AGAIN. WITH FIRST PLACE ON THE LINE. AND JUST IN CASE THE EAGLES NEED AN EXTRA BOOST. THEY'LL HAVE 5 THOUSAND FANS TO BACK THEM UP. THIS GAME IS SOLD OUT. Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS


A WIN FOR THE EAGLES WOULD PUT FGCU BACK INTO A FIRST PLACE TIE WITH MERCER

. AND THE GOOD NEWS IS. FGCU HOLDS THE TIE-BREAKER.

A LOSS HOWEVER. WOULD ALL BUT TAKE THEM OUT OF A SHOT AT THE REGULAR SEASON TITLE.

SO A LOT ON THE LINE. AND THE ALICO ARENA SHOULD BE ELECTRIC. Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS


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MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


MIAMI DOLPHINS HEAD COACH JOE PHILBIN AND HIS STAFF ARE AT THE NFL COMBINE THIS WEEK. SCOUTING FUTURE DRAFT PICKS.

BUT THE FOCUS OF THE CONVERSATION. GRAVITATED TO THE RICHIE INCOGNITO BULLYING CASE

JOE PHILBIN SAYS HE KNEW ABOUT MOST OF THE THINGS THAT WERE GOING ON. BUT SAYS HE WAS CONCENTRATING ON COACHING THE TEAM.. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


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WGC GOLF-VOTOPS


WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP.

ROUND OF 32.

SERGIO GARCIA IS MOVING ON. HE TAKES DOWN. BILLY HAAS. AND WILL HEAD OFF TO THE SWEET 16

GARCIA WILL FACE THIS GUY IN THE NEXT ROUN

RICKIE FOWLER. AWESOME APPOACH SHOT HERE ON 14. STICKS IT NICE AND CLOSE. HE DEFEATS JIMMY WALKER.

NUMBER ONE SEED RORY MCILROY IS OUT. Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


SAME TOURNAMENT.

RORY MCILORY. HITTING HIS SHOT.

A FAN TRYING TO GET A BETTER GLIMPSE. FELL INTO A CATUS.

AND THE CACTUS. IS IN LOVE. CANT' GET ENOUGH OF THIS GUY. FELLING NOT MUTUAL

IT'S CALLED A CHOY YA CACTUS. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...