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KEY LIST LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER
NEWS OPEN-CLIP TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER TS 1) BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
HL1) TWINS-VOTOPS-WIPE TS 2) KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS
HL2) CANCER KIDS BASEBALL-SOTVO TS 3) KIDS IN POT CAR-VOTOPS
HL3) KIK APP-SOTVO STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP WEATHER-WX CTR
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR SOCHI LATEST-TRX-NATSVO-EANIBOX-ONCAM-FULL
BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP SOCHI LATEST-PKG
BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-POP-VO-WIPE ENDING THE UKRAINE VIOLENCE-POP VO
BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO ENDING THE UKRAINE VIOLENCE-SOTVO
NORTH PORT DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-SSTOPS SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN ILLINOIS-VOWIPE
KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-BNC-SS-VO CPR TO MIAMI BABY-TRX-VOTOPS
KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-SOT-SS CPR TO MIAMI BABY-SOTVO
KIDS IN POT CAR-SS-VO-SS DAYCARE VAN INCIDENT-VO
OPERATION GROW AWAY-trx CGTOPS DUI CHECK POINTS-VOWIPE
DOG SHOT-VO DUI CHECK POINTS-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP GATOR CIRCLE PAVING-VO
LEE CO GUN TO SCHOOL-OTS-SS-VO GATOR CIRCLE PAVING-SOTVO
LEE CO GUN TO SCHOOL-SOT-CG-SS THINGS TO DO-CLIP
75 CRASH GOOD SAMARITAN-TRX-SOTVO RED SOX SPRING TRAINING-BNC SS
75 CRASH GOOD SAMARITAN-ONCAM-VO MINNESOTA TWINS SPRING TRAINING-SSTOPS
75 CRASH GOOD SAMARITAN-SOTVO VINTAGE DAY-SSTOPS
TIN CITY ROBBERY-TRX-VOTOPS BLUES, BREWS & BBQ-SSTOPS
CAPE GARAGE FIRE-SS(2) SWAMP CABBAGE-SSTOPS (2)-ONCAM
BIG BOAT FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL-SSTOPS
CLEAVA VERDICT-VO WATCH THE OSCAR MOVIES-BNC VO
SULLIVAN APPEAL-OTS-VO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
SULLIVAN APPEAL-SOTVO TEASE FOUR---
PINE ISLAND BOIL WATER NOTICE-OTS TZ4 A) CAR INTO SINKHOLE-VOTOPS
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP TZ4 B) DRUNK SUB-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE--- LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG
TZ1 A) KID WITH CANCER AT GAME-SOTVO SEVERE WEATHER-TRX-NATSVO
TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOTVO STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
WEATHER MAIN WEATHER
SPORTS PKG-PKG CAR INTO SINKHOLE-TRX-VOTOPS
KID WITH CANCER AT GAME-VO-WIPE DRUNK SUBSTITUTE TEACHER-OC SOTVO
KID WITH CANCER AT GAME-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TEASE FIVE--
TEASE TWO--- TZ5 A) GIRL SCOUT COOKIES-VOTOPS
TZ2 A) GOLEN GATE GOATS-SOTVO-WIPE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES OUTSIDE POT STORE-POP
TZ2 B CAPE OFF THE GRID-SOTVO GIRL SCOUT COOKIES OUTSIDE POT STORE-PKG
CAPE WOMAN OFF THE GRID-VOWIPE 25 THOUSAND EMPLOYEES-TRX-VOTOPS
CAPE WOMAN OFF THE GRID-SOTVO STEVE JOBS STAMP-VO
FL HOMLESSNESS-WIPE-VOTOPS TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
GOLDEN GATE GOATS-VO-WIPE TS1) BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
GOLDEN GATE GOATS-SOTVO TS2) KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS-SS
INJURED WILDLIFE-TC MON VO TS3) KIDS POT IN CAR-VOTOPS-SS
INJURED WILDLIFE-SOTVO TS4) TWINS WORKOUT-SSTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS5) REDSOX OPEN HOUSE-SSTOPS
TEASE THREE---- FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
TZ3 A) MIAMI CPR-VOTOPS-WIPE CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
TZ3 B) TWINS-VOTOPS END TIME
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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) TWINS-VOTOPS-WIPE


PERFECT WEATHER- TO HIT THE BALL FIELD!

SPRING TRAINING NOW IN FULL SWING FOR BOTH LEE COUNTY TEAMS.

WHERE YOU CAN SEE YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER TODAY! Return to index of stories...


HL2) CANCER KIDS BASEBALL-SOTVO


22:22 22:28

Joseph is a very strong kid you know he fights everyday everyday

HE'S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE,

BUT THIS WEEKEND HE'S FIGHTING FOR A WIN.

WE INTRODUCE YOU TO THE TEAM THAT SAYS THEY NEED *HIM TO LEAD THEM TO VICTORY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) KIK APP-SOTVO


Kelly Lichter/7:34:49 "it's really disturbing."

A 15 YEAR OLD IS RAPED BY A GUY SHE MET ON HER SMARTPHONE.

A STORY THAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO HEAR.

THE APP THAT COULD BE ON YOUR KID'S PHONE,

PUTTING THEM IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


After several days of sunshine and comfortable weather, our weekend will feature more clouds, humidity, and the chance for a few showers.

Our Saturday morning will get off to a partly to mostly cloudy start. There may even be a couple of patches of fog by sunrise. Temperatures will also be warmer than average as they hover into the upper 60s. As a front stalls and drapes itself across the peninsula, our day will stay warm with highs in the lower to middle 80s with high humidity values. Through the afternoon, we'll see a mix of clouds and sun with a few developing showers, especially across our interior communities with a prevailing onshore wind.

Temperatures won't fall much tonight, in fact overnight lows will settle into the middle to upper 60s with patchy clouds. We may even see an area or two of fog by early Sunday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Sunday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under partly sunny skies. By mid week, we'll be tracking another cold front which will bring widely scattered showers followed by cooler weather. For the end of the week, plan on mild afternoons with highs in the lower 70s with a few chilly mornings with lows near 53°. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP


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BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-POP-VO-WIPE


IT'S OUR BIG STORY AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US THIS MORNING.

A DEATH INVESTIGATION-

IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THIS IS HAPPENING-

AT A HOUSE ON LEE COURT AND ELAINE DRIVE.

MOST OF WHAT WE KNOW --

CAME FROM WHAT NEIGHBORS SAW.

THEY SAY THEY HEARD NO GUNSHOTS--

NO ARGUMENTS --

BUT SAW PEOPLE WALK OUT OF THE HOUSE CRYING.

INCLUDING TWO SMALL CHILDREN --

WHO WERE TAKEN FROM THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


16:59-17:12 "We saw a young lady with two children. She was crying her son was crying with them

WITNESSES ALSO SAW A MAN DASH UP TO DEPUTIES --

SAYING HIS MOM AND CHILDREN WERE INSIDE.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT TOLD US HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED--

WHETHER IT WAS A MAN OR A WOMAN--

AND HOW THE DEATH HAPPENED.

WE HAVE A CREW BACK ON THE SCENE THIS MORNING,

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE DEVELOPING DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX-SSTOPS


THERE'S ALSO A DEATH INVESTIGATION HAPPENING THIS MORNING IN NORTH PORT.

PEOPLE IN THE WOODS ALONG TAMIAMI TRAIL FOUND A DECOMPOSED BODY.

IT APPEARS TO BE IN A PLACE HOMELESS PEOPLE STAY.

EARLY INDICATIONS SHOW THE DEATH IS NOT SUSPICOUS.

BUT THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ON-GOING. Return to index of stories...


KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-BNC-SS-VO


IT'S A POPULAR SMARTPHONE APP -

YOU DON'T EVEN NEED A WIRELESS CONNECTION TO USE IT-

AND IT ALLOWS YOUR CHILDREN TO TALK WITH STRANGERS.

IT'S CALLED THE "KIK" APP.

A 15 YEAR OLD GIRLS SAYS TWO MEN TOOK TURNS RAPING HER -- AFTER CHATTING WITH ONE OF THEM ON IT.

COLLIER DEPTUIES ARRESTED SEAN CHOUNEM.

HE'S TEN YEARS OLDER THAN THE COLLIER COUNTY GIRL DEPUTIES SAY HE RAPED.

INVESTIGATORS TELL ABC7 THE TWO SHARED MESSAGES AND PHOTOS FOR WEEKS BEFORE MEETING AT A PARK IN CAPE CORAL.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES CHOUNEM AND ANOTHER MAN DROVE THE GIRL BACK TO HIS GOLDEN GATE HOUSE WHERE THEY RAPED HER MULTIPLE TIMES. Return to index of stories...


KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-SOT-SS


Erika Donalds/President, Parents Rock, Mother

"it is a concern for parents because there is a crossover that goes into the school day and it's a danger to have these devices in the classroom because of these types of applications and that type of danger is only going to grow."

WE CHECKED OUR SOURCES- CHOUNEM BONDED OUT OF THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL OVERNIGHT.

HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


KIDS IN POT CAR-SS-VO-SS


TWO CHILDREN ARE IN D-C-F CUSTODY --

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE INCHES FROM COCAINE --

AND INHALING MARIJUANA SMOKE!

DEPUTIES PULLED THESE TWO OVER IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

AFTER A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP.

THEN THEY SMELLED MARIJUANA INSIDE THE CAR.

TWO KIDS WERE IN THE BACKSEAT.

A TWO YEAR OLD --

AND AN 11 MONTH OLD.

DEPUTIES LATER FOUND COKE AND PILLS RIGHT NEAR THEM.

STEVE GABRIEL AND FRANCIA POMPILUS BOTH FACE DRUG AND CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION GROW AWAY-trx CGTOPS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT BUSTED 5 MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES FRIDAY.

THEY INVESTIGATED ANOTHER 26.

IT WAS PART OF WHAT THEY CALL "OPERATION GROW AWAY."

IN ALL - EIGHT PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

DEPUTIES SEIZED 340 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF PLANTS. Return to index of stories...


DOG SHOT-VO


A PUNTA GORDA MAN SHOT A PITBULL --

AND LEFT IT TO DIE.

HE SAYS THE PITBULL WAS AN AGGRESSIVE ROAMING STRAY.

BUT INVESTIGATORS ARE WONDERING-

WHY HE DIDN'T CALL ANIMAL CONTROL FIRST.

LOOK AT HIM RIGHT HERE-

THE DOG DID SURVIVE.

IT WAS SHOT IN THE NECK.

THE BULLET'S STILL IN THERE.

ABC-7 REACHED OUT TO THE DOGS OWNER.

SHE SAYS HER DAUGHTER ACCIDENTALLY LET IT OUT.

THE OWNER ALSO HAS A HISTORY OF ANIMAL ABUSE.

RIGHT NOW --

SHE DOES NOT HAVE CUSTODY OF THE DOG.

DEPUTIES AND ANIMAL CONTROLA RE STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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LEE CO GUN TO SCHOOL-OTS-SS-VO


DEVELOPING NEWS FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

A LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IS ACCUSED OF TAKING AN UNLOADED GUN TO SCHOOL.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY -- 15-YEAR-OLD DARRIUS HARDEN CARRIED THE GUN IN HIS POCKET.

OFFICIALS SAY A TIPSTER ALERTED THE SCHOOL'S RESOURCE OFFICER.

THAT'S WHEN THEY FOUND AN UNLOADED, 38-CALIBER HANDGUN.

DEPUTIES SAY HARDEN'S PARENTS HAVE HANDED OVER THE AMMUNITION FOR THAT GUN.

STUDENTS TOLD ABC-7 -- THE SCHOOL WENT ON LOCKDOWN THURSDAY -- BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO GUN TO SCHOOL-SOT-CG-SS


Cierra Reasoner/ student "I didn't know anything real had happened.

They didnt say anything, it was kind of like a joke."

13:31:47-13:31:52

--BUTT SOT--

Joey Reza/ student "it's crazy. Could've shot somebody. Could've

done anything."

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD RELEASED A STATEMENT, SAYING IN PART --

"AT NO TIME WAS THE UNLOADED WEAPON USED BY THIS STUDENT OR WERE OTHER

STUDENTS ENDANGERED WITH IT. THE PRESENCE OF THIS ITEM IS A SERIOUS

VIOLATION OF OUT CODE OF CONDUCT AND A CRIMINAL OFFENSE."

THE TEEN IS FACING A FELONY CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


75 CRASH GOOD SAMARITAN-TRX-SOTVO


Sot Ernie Tolson, her

I witnessed this explosion, and as I was driving by I see this woman

trying to drag this man out of the burning truck."

--BUTT SOT--

Sot robin

He looked at me and said dont leave me and I started to cry and said

then you have to help me because you're stuck and I can't get you

out."

RUNNING OFF THE INTERSTATE --

INTO A CONCRETE WALL --

AND ENGULFED IN FLAMES!

ABC-7 HEARS FROM A GOOD SAMARITAN -- WHO LIKELY SAVED A LIFE. Return to index of stories...


75 CRASH GOOD SAMARITAN-ONCAM-VO


IT HAPPEND THURSDAY-

IT STARTED WITH A FIREY TRUCK CRASH ON I-75 --

RIGHT NEAR GOLDEN GATE.

TWO HEROS KEPT IT FROM TURNING DEADLY.

THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT BEHIND.

TROOPERS TELL US THE DRIVER WAS UNCONSCIOUS WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

ROBIN ROSARIO WAS FIRST TO TRY TO HELP THE DRIVER.

SHE COULDN'T GET HIM OUT OF HIS TRUCK.

ERNIE TOLSON SAW HER STRUGGLING, PULLED OVER AND GOT ALL OF THEM TO SAFETY BEFORE THE TRUCK ERUPTED IN FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


75 CRASH GOOD SAMARITAN-SOTVO


Ernie Tolson, pulled man from truck

She's my hero, if I was ever in an accident I would want her to try

and save me

--BUTT SOT--

Robin Rosario, pulled man from truck.

I went home I called my family, everyone I love, to tell the how much

I love them, how much I appreciate them,

THE DRIVER WENT TO NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WITH NON LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

FDOT SAYS THEY'LL START WORKING TO REPAIR THE SOUND WALL NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TIN CITY ROBBERY-TRX-VOTOPS


POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR A ROBBER WHO HIT A TIN CITY BUSINESS IN NAPLES.

THIS IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE M AND M CAFÉ.

THE ROBBERY HAPPENED AROUND 9:30 LAST NIGHT.

YOU CAN SEE --

THE MASKED MAN WITH A GUN.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GARAGE FIRE-SS(2)


CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS WORKED FAST TO SAVE A HOUSE FRIDAY EVENING.

THE FIRE STARTED IN THE GARAGE ALONG SOUTHEAST 34TH STREET.

THE GARAGE HAS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.

THE FIRE DID NOT SPREAD TO THE HOUSE.

FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING HOW IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


BIG BOAT FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS


WATCH AS THESE BOATS GO UP IN FLAMES.

THEY CAUGHT FIRE AT A MARINA IN NORTHWEST WASHINGTON STATE.

ABC7 IS STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE BOATS TO CATCH FIRE AND IF ANYONE GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA VERDICT-VO


YOU CAN CALL IT A WIN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES EVERYWHERE!

A SMALL NAPLES BUSINESS RUN BY A HUSBAND AND WIFE - JUST WON BIG AGAINST A NATIONAL AS SEEN ON TV RETAILER.

A FEDERAL JURY SIDED WITH "BRANOVATIONS.".

IT HAPPENED FIRDAY.

THE DESOUSA'S CLAIM "ONTEL" STOLE IT'S CLEAVAGE COVERING PRODUCT -- CALLED THE CLEAVA.

ONTEL MARKETED AND SOLD THE CAMI-SECRET.

A JURY AWARDED THE DESOUSA'S MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ROYALTIES.

ONTEL CAN NO LONGER MAKE OR SELL ITS PRODUCT. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN APPEAL-OTS-VO


CAPE CORAL'S FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN DOESN'T SEEM TO WANT TO BACK DOWN.

SULLIVAN SAYS HE PLANS TO ASK A JUDGE TO RECONSIDER THURSDAY'S RULING.

SULLIVAN WANTED THE JUDGE TO THROW OUT NOVEMBER'S ELECTION RESULTS --

CLAIMING STATE ELECTION LAW WAS VIOLATED.

TODAY, HE TOLD US THE CITY FACES A BROKEN ELECTION SYSTEM WHICH RAISES DOUBTS ABOUT WHO SHOULD BE CAPE CORAL'S LEADER.

SULLIVAN AND HIS SUPPORTERS PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A MOTION. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN APPEAL-SOTVO


John Sullivan, Former Cape Coral Mayor

3056 "It's a glass half full half empty thing we have an opportunity to fix a broken system. I think we need to move forward and get it fixed."

SULLIVAN LOST TO CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI BY 121 VOTES.

THE JUDGE ORDERED SULLIVAN TO PAY THE LEGAL BILLS IN THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BOIL WATER NOTICE-OTS


THERE'S A BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR MOST HOMES IN PINE ISLAND CENTER.

IT INCLUDES THE PINE ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BOIL DRINKING AND COOKING WATER FOR ONE MINUTE BEFORE USING IT.

YOU'LL GET AN AUTOMATED PHONE CALL WHEN THE NOTICE IS LIFTED.

THE UTILITY THINKS THAT'LL HAPPEN MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---


36:48 36:52

Baseball is life and I will always love it

BUT HE CAN'T PLAY AS HE FIGHTS AN INOPERABLE BRAIN TUMOR.

THE TEAM THAT WON'T LET HIM STRIKE OUT.

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TZ1 A) KID WITH CANCER AT GAME-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOTVO


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER


After several days of sunshine and comfortable weather, our weekend will feature more clouds, humidity, and the chance for a few showers.

Our Saturday morning will get off to a partly to mostly cloudy start. There may even be a couple of patches of fog by sunrise. Temperatures will also be warmer than average as they hover into the upper 60s. As a front stalls and drapes itself across the peninsula, our day will stay warm with highs in the lower to middle 80s with high humidity values. Through the afternoon, we'll see a mix of clouds and sun with a few developing showers, especially across our interior communities with a prevailing onshore wind.

Temperatures won't fall much tonight, in fact overnight lows will settle into the middle to upper 60s with patchy clouds. We may even see an area or two of fog by early Sunday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Sunday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under partly sunny skies. By mid week, we'll be tracking another cold front which will bring widely scattered showers followed by cooler weather. For the end of the week, plan on mild afternoons with highs in the lower 70s with a few chilly mornings with lows near 53°. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


HOME SWEET HOME. YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN. THE FGCU MEN. LOVE THEIR HOME BECAUSE THEY DON'T LOSE AT HOME. JUST ONCE ALL SEASON. IT CERTAINLY HELPS WHEN YOU HAVE A GREAT CROWD TO BACK YOU UP. THE NEST WAS PACKED ONCE AGAIN TONIGHT. STANDING ROOM ONLY. FOR THE EAGLES FIRST PLACE SHOWDOWN WITH MERCER.

LET'S GO TO ALICO ARENA

RECORD CROWD ON HAND. AND THE FANS WERE JAZZED FORM THE GET GO

AFTER A SLOW START..THINGS START TO PICK UP.OFF THE MISS. NATE HICKS CLEANING UP. WE ARE TIED AT 17

MERCER STICKING AROUND IN THE FIRST HALF. MONTY JONES. FROM POINT BLANK. BEARS DOWN ONE.

RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF.BRETT COMER.SWEET MOVE!. ALL THE WAY TO THE RIM. EAGLES UP 3 AT THE HALF.

WHATEVER JOE DOOLEY SAID AT HALF. WORKED.

EAGLES CAME OUT OF THE LOCKER ROOM ON A MISSION. COMER BACK TO WORK.. EAGLES UP 5.

MERCER GOT WITH ONE.WHEN FILIP CVET-EACH-A-NIN HITS THE THREE. EAGLES UP 4.

FGCU PULLED AWAY DOWN THE STRETCH. THEY WIN 75-61 AND ARE NOW TIED FOR FIRST IN THE ASUN.

THE FLORIDA GATORS. HAVE A CHANCE TO BE THE NEW NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE NATION. WITH A WIN OVER OLE MISS ON SATURDAY.

BUT THE GATORS ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH WINNING THE SEC.

AND THAT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. FLORIDA IS A PERFECT 13-0 IN CONFERCE. 3 GAMES UP WITH JUST FIVE GAMES LEFT.

ALVA NATIVE ROSS CHASTAIN. RACING AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.

IT'S THE NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

CHASTAIN IN THE TOP 5.WHEN HE GETS INTO THE BACK OF THE 58 TRUCK

AND WE HAVE A MAJOR WRECK.

CHASTAIN OUT OF THE RACE. FINISHED 30-TH.

KYLE BUSCH WINS THE SEASON OPENER.

THE COUNTRY OF CANADA HAS THE MOST DONUT SHOPS PER PERSON IN THE WORLD. WHO KNEW. TODAY THE CANADIAN HOCKEY TEAM GAVE THE U-S A BIG DONUT IN OLYMPIC HOCKEY. BEATING TEAM USA. 1-0 TO MOVE ON TO THE GOLD MEDAL ROUND. THE U-S WILL FACE FINLAND FOR THE BRONZE MEDAL.

SPEAKING OF HOCKEY. EVERBLADES HOSTING FORT WAYNE TONIGHT.

2ND PERIOD. KOMETS ON THE ATTACK. JORDON SOUTHORN WITH THE SLAPSHOT--- THAT FINDS A HOME--- FORT WAYNE TAKES THE LEAD 2-1

KOMETS GOT ON TO WIN 4-3

THE TWINS ON THE FIELD ONCE AGAIN TODAY. AND WILL HAVE THEIR FIRST --- FULL SQUAD PRACTICE ON SATURDAY.

MINNESOTA. IS COUNTING ON OUTFIELDER JOSH WILLINGHAM TO BOUNCE BACK.

LAST SEASON WILLINGHAM WAS HAMPERED BY A BAD KNEE. BATTING JUST 208 WITH 14 HOMERS.

EGO TOO BIG. BODY TOO SMALL. THAT IS THE KNOCK ON HEISMAN WINNER JOHNNY MANZIEL. MANY SCOUTS SAY HE'S TOO SHORT AND TOO IMMATURE TO PLAY QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL--- BUT HOW COULLD YOU GO WRONG WITH A GUY NAMED JOHNNY FOOTBALL.

MANZIEL TRYING TO PROVE SOME PEOPLE WRONG THIS WEEK. AT THE NFL COMBINE.

TODAY MANZIEL. WHO MEASURED IN AT 5'11. SAYS THERE'S NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT HIM. Return to index of stories...


KID WITH CANCER AT GAME-VO-WIPE


THANKS BRAD-

IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ONE LOCAL TEEN -

JUST BY STEPPING ONTO A BASEBALL DIAMOND.

AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER FOR A CYPRESS LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT LIVING WITH TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER.

JOSEPH ROSA ROLON'S DISEASE HAS KEPT HIM FROM PLAYING HIS FAVORTE SPORT.

BUT FRIDAY NIGHT HE HAD THE CHANCE TO THROW THE FIRST PITCH. Return to index of stories...


KID WITH CANCER AT GAME-SOTVO


Amazing, its like amazing, its like I can barely breathe right now.

JOSEPH HAS AN INOPERABLE BRAIN TUMOR -

BUT HIS FAMILY HOPES ONE DAY HE MAY BE ABLE TO PLAY ON A BASEBALL TEAM OF HIS OWN. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO---


37:32-37:34

"So this is Frack's pen."

AND THEY'RE SUPPING IT UP TO SAVE HIS LIFE.

THIS- AFTER HIS FRIEND FRICK WAS EATEN BY A PANTHER.

THE NEW ENCLOSURE MEANT TO PROTECT BOTH SPECIES.

23:29 "I'm choosing to live without being dependent on the system." Speronis.

BUT IS HER OFF THE GRID LIFESTYLE LEGAl?

ABC7 INVESTIGATES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GOLEN GATE GOATS-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B CAPE OFF THE GRID-SOTVO


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CAPE WOMAN OFF THE GRID-VOWIPE


A CAPE CORAL WOMAN WHO'S BEEN LIVING OFF THE GRID HAS A MONTH TO "PLUG IN" OR FACE THE CONSEQUENCES

ROBIN SPERONIS REFUSES TO USE CITY POWER AND WATER.

SHE CLAIMS IT'S HER RIGHT.

IT'S A LIFESTYLE MANY PEOPLE -- COULD NEVER LIVE.

SPERONIS FIGURED OUT HOW TO LIVE OFF THE GRID, MORE THAN A YEAR AGO.

SHE HAS NO POWER OR RUNNING WATER.

GET THIS-

SHE DEPENDS ON SOLAR POWER AND RAIN WATER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE WOMAN OFF THE GRID-SOTVO


"I don't have to justify my life, they have to that's the way our system of justice works.they have justify it, I don't."

--BUTT SOT--

09:10 "What happened here is people don't talk to us or cooperate and we don't communicate then we are forced to use the legal tools at our disposal." Frank Cassidy, Cape Coral Code Enforcement

A NAPLES ATTORNEY SAYS HE WANTED TO ACT WHEN HE HEARD HER STORY.

HE'S REPRESENTING HER FOR FREE.

A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE RULED SPERONIS IS NOT GUILTY OF NOT HAVING A PROPER SEWER OR ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.

HE FOUND HER GUILTY OF NOT BEING HOOKED UP TO AN APPROVED WATER SUPPLY.

THE CITY IS PREPARED TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION. Return to index of stories...


FL HOMLESSNESS-WIPE-VOTOPS


ABC7 FOUND OUT -- FLORIDA HAS THE 3-RD HIGHEST HOMELESS POPULATION IN THE U-S.

THRE'S A HOMELESS FUNDING BILL IN TALLAHASEE.

IT CREATES A FUNDING SOURCE TO ASSIST FLORIDA'S HOMELESS.

THE BILL CREATES "CHALLENGE GRANTS" -- THE STATE WOULD MATCH FUNDING OF LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS.

NEITHER THE HOUSE OR SENATE HAS PICKED UP THE MEASURE. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE GOATS-VO-WIPE


IT WAS THEIR FAMILY PET WHO WAS MAULED TO DEATH-

THIS MORNING-

A NAPLES FMAILY IS TAKING ACTION.

THE GOAT WAS IN THE WOODS --

ATTACKED BY A PANTHER.

BUT NOW THEY'VE PUT UP THIS PANTHER PROOF FENCE TO KEEP OUT ALL SORT OF WILD ANIMALS.

IT COST ABOUT 16 HUNDRED DOLLARS AND IS STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP THEIR PETS SAFE.

IF YOU THINK YOUR PETS ARE IN DANGER --

YOU CAN CONTACT THE DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE TOO. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE GOATS-SOTVO


39:24-39:34

"so this is frack's cage. it is for his safety. so like if a panther comes or black bear, they can't get inside."

YOU CAN GET A FENCE LIKE THIS TOO TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


INJURED WILDLIFE-TC MON VO


A RECORD NUMBER OF BIRDS ARE DYING AFTER GETTING HOOKED OR TANGLED IN FISHING LINES.

THIS MORNING-

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE IS TAKING ACTION.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MET TO TRAIN RANGERS ON HOW TO HELP INJURED PELICANS.

THEY WORKED ON HOW TO FIND AND SAFELY REMOVE HOOKS.

LAST MONTH THE CONSERVANCY TREATED MORE 50 PELICANS.

MORE THAN HALF DIED. Return to index of stories...


INJURED WILDLIFE-SOTVO


Joanna Fitzgerald

Conservancy of SWFL

25:29-25:37

There definitely Is an increase in the number of birds. Why they're having a hard time catching fish and coming into the marinas I don't know

THERE ARE NOW SIGNS ON THE NAPLES PIER TO SHOW YOU WHAT TO DO IF YOU HOOK A BIRD OR FIND ONE HURT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE----


THE IMAGES ARE GOING VIRAL.

A WOMAN FRANTICALLY TRYING TO SAVE HER NEFEW'S LIFE.

HOW THEY'RE DOING THIS MORNING.

AND GET YOUR PEN READY!

WHERE YOU CAN GET MEMORABILIA SIGNED BY YOUR FAVORITE SPRING TRAINING PLAYER TODAY!. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) MIAMI CPR-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ3 B) TWINS-VOTOPS


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX


A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN BONITA SPRINGS IS HAPPENING THIS MORNING.

POLICE WON'T SAY WHO DIED-

BUT NEIGHBORS SAY THEY SAW PEOPLE WALK OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOUSE CRYING WITH TWO YOUNG CHILDREN.

WE HAVE A CREW BACK ON THE SCENE THIS MORNING,

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE DEVELOPING DETAILS.

A MAN IS ACCUSED THIS MORNING-

OF RAPING A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL HE MET ON THE SMARTPHONE APP "KIK."

INVESTIGATORS TELL ABC7 THE TWO SHARED MESSAGES AND PHOTOS FOR WEEKS.

SEAN CHOUNEM BONDED OUT OF THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL OVERNIGHT.

HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH.

A 2-YEAROLD.AND AN 11 MONTH OLD BABY ARE IN D-C-F CUSTODY --

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE INCHES FROM COCAINE --

AND INHALING MARIJUANA SMOKE--

INSIDE OF A CAR IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE ADULTS RESPONSIBLE-

STEVE GABRIEL AND FRANCIA POMPILUS BOTH FACE DRUG AND CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TS 1) BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


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TS 2) KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS


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TS 3) KIDS IN POT CAR-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


After several days of sunshine and comfortable weather, our weekend will feature more clouds, humidity, and the chance for a few showers.

Our Saturday morning will get off to a partly to mostly cloudy start. There may even be a couple of patches of fog by sunrise. Temperatures will also be warmer than average as they hover into the upper 60s. As a front stalls and drapes itself across the peninsula, our day will stay warm with highs in the lower to middle 80s with high humidity values. Through the afternoon, we'll see a mix of clouds and sun with a few developing showers, especially across our interior communities with a prevailing onshore wind.

Temperatures won't fall much tonight, in fact overnight lows will settle into the middle to upper 60s with patchy clouds. We may even see an area or two of fog by early Sunday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Sunday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under partly sunny skies. By mid week, we'll be tracking another cold front which will bring widely scattered showers followed by cooler weather. For the end of the week, plan on mild afternoons with highs in the lower 70s with a few chilly mornings with lows near 53°. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI LATEST-TRX-NATSVO-EANIBOX-ONCAM-FULL


NATS OF NATIONAL ANTHEM

THAT'S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST-

MADDIE BOWEN-

STANDING ON THE PODIUM PROUD-

AFTER WINNING THE WOMEN'S HALF-PIPE IN SKIING ON THURSDAY.

ATLETES ARE STILL OUT THERE-

COMPETEING FOR A SPOT ON THE PODIUM.

AS THE OLYMPICS GETS READY TO WRAP UP THIS WEEKEND.

THE UNITED STATES IS RACKING UP THE GOLD MEDALS.

ABC-7 TAKES YOU TO SOCHI RUSSIA THIS MORNING-

WITH THE VERY LATEST ON WHAT'S HAPPENING. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI LATEST-PKG


SCRIPT:

FRIDAY STARTED OUT AS AN HISTORIC DAY FOR THE U-S ALPINE SKIING TEAM.

EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD MEH-KAY-LA SHIFF-RIN OF VERMONT SURVIVED A NEAR FALL AND

THEN BECAME THE YOUNGEST SLALOM WINNER EVER IN OLYMPIC HISTORY. SHIFF-RIN

TOOK HOME THE GOLD BY MORE THAN A HALF A SECOND OVER THE FIELD.

SOT Mikaela Shiffrin, TEAM USA

"I ALWAYS DREAMED OF THE BEST CASE SCENARIO AND ACCEPT IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN

BUT IM REALLY GLAD IT DID TODAY."

BUT THERE WAS NO CELEBRATION FOR THE U-S MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM. FOR THE SECOND

TIME IN AS MANY DAYS CANADA BEAT A U-S TEAM ON OLYMPIC ICE.

NATS SCORING

IN FRIDAY'S GAME CANADA'S JAIME BENN SCORED THE ONLY GOAL OF THE GAME IN THE

2ND PERIOD AS CANADA STOPPED THIRTY ONE AMERICAN SHOTS ON GOAL.

NATS WINNING

THE ONE-NOTHING WIN MOVES CANADA INTO THE GOLD MEDAL GAME. THE U-S MEN'S

HOCKEY TEAM STILL HAS A CHANCE FOR BRONZE IF THEY CAN BEAT FINLAND.

NATS FINISH LINE

ON A DIFFERENT ICE IT WAS SILVER MEDAL FOR THE U-S MEN'S SHORT TRACK SKATERS

IN THE FIVE THOUSAND METERS TEAM RELAYS. THE U-S TEAM FINISHED LESS THAN A

SECOND BEHIND AN OLYMPIC RECORD SETTING RUSSIAN FEDERATION TEAM.

THE U-S OLYMPIC TEAM ENTERED THE FINAL WEEKEND OF THE SOCHI GAMES WITH 9

GOLD AND 27 MEDALS OVERALL. Return to index of stories...


ENDING THE UKRAINE VIOLENCE-POP VO


VIOLENCE AND BLOODSHED-

HAVE KILLED MORE THAN 70 PEOPLE IN THE PAST 48 HOURS.

THIS MORNING-

THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO CONCESSIONS, HOPING TO END THE VIOLENCE AND A DANGEROUS STANDOFF THAT'S LASTED MONTHS.

THE DEAL WILL-

LIMIT THE PRESDIENT'S POWER--

AND RESTORE PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY.

MEANWHILE-

PROTESTORS ARE STILL ROAMING THE STREET-

SAYING THE DEAL IS NOT ENOUGH.

HOPING TO LIVE UP TO WHAT THEY'RE FIGHTING FOR.

THEIR FREEDOM. Return to index of stories...


ENDING THE UKRAINE VIOLENCE-SOTVO


Nastia: "Because Yanukovich is a killer and we shouldn't have dialogue with the killers."

MANY PEOPLE AREN'T GOING TO STOP FIGHTING-

UNTIL THEY SEE THE PRESIDENT REMOVED FROM POWER.

WE'RE JUST GETTING WORD INTO OUR NEWSROOM-

THE PRESIDENT HAS FLED HIS PALACE.

AS THE PROTESTORS CONTINUE TOI WIDEN CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN ILLINOIS-VOWIPE


SOME EXCITING NEWS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN ILLINOIS-

FRIDAY-

A FEDERAL JUDGE RULED THEY COULD GET MARRIED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

ORGINALLY-

SAME-SEX COUPLES HAD TO WAIT UNTIL JUNE TO MARRY.

IN THE STATE CAPITOL-

THERE ARE SEVERAL PROPOSALS TO REPEAL THE SAME SEX MARRIAGE BILL.

AND THIS NEW RULING FOR NOW IMPACTS COOK COUNTY ONLY. Return to index of stories...


CPR TO MIAMI BABY-TRX-VOTOPS


THE BABY REVIVED BY C-P-R ON A MIAMI HIGHWAY THURSDAY IS IN CRITICAL.BUT STABLE CONDITION THIS MORNING.

LOOK AT THIS AMAZING RESCUE.

THE BABY WAS RIDING IN THE CAR WITH HIS AUNT-

WHEN IT FELL COMPLETELY SILENT AFTER CRYING.

SHE REALIZED THE BABY WAS NO LONGER BREATHING, AND PULLED OVER IN TRAFFIC. Return to index of stories...


CPR TO MIAMI BABY-SOTVO


:10

"So I got on the floor with him and I administered CPR. Which I was scared to do because it had been seven years since I learned how to do it."

THE BABY'S AUNT SAID HER ENTIRE FAMILY WILL NOW TAKE A C-P-R TRAINING COURSE. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE VAN INCIDENT-VO


TEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED.MANY OF THEM CHILDREN.WHEN A DAYCARE VAN CRASHED IN PASCO COUNTY FRIDAY.

THE VAN DROVE INTO THE PATH OF ANOTHER VEHICLE-

TRYING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN.

24 CHILDREN WERE ON BOARD THE VAN AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

TROOPERS SAY TWO ADULTS AND EIGHT CHILDREN WERE HOSPITALIZED.

THE F-H-P REPORT STATES THE DRIVER OF THE SECOND VEHICLE HAS SERIOUS INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


DUI CHECK POINTS-VOWIPE


LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

AFTER THE "DUI WOLFPACK DETAIL."

ABC-7'S CAMERAS WERE THE ONLY ONES TO RIDE ALONG WITH FHP AS THEY GOT READY TO RAMP UP DUI CHECKPOINTS ON THE ROADS.

IT'S SOMETHING THE STATE DOES MULTIPLE TIMES A YEAR.

BUT THIS DETAIL ALLOWS A SELECT GROUP OF TROOPERS TO CONCENTRATE THEIR EFFORTS SOLEY ON DRUNK DRIVING-- Return to index of stories...


DUI CHECK POINTS-SOTVO


:: TAKE SOT::

George Smyrniosm FHP

:56:06 Its kind of like fishing- you have 100 fisherman you're going

to catch more fish, but if you have only three fisherman you're going

relatively fewer fish.

:08

:56:17 so stats d go up when we do it. doesn't mean theres more drunk

drivers, just means we have more fisherman.

:05

THE DUI WOLFPACK COVERS THREE COUNTIES:

LEE, CHARLOTTE AND MANATEE.

IT ENDED AT 5 THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


GATOR CIRCLE PAVING-VO


DEVELOPING IN CAPE CORAL.

RESIDENTS IN ONE COMMUNITY -- ARE LIVID ABOUT ROAD CONDTIONS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

ALONG NORTHEAST 33-RD STREET -- NEAR GATOR CIRLCE -- CRUMBLING ASPHALT AND GIANT POTHOLES PLAGUE DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS.

NEIGHBORS REACHED OUT TO ABC-7 AFTER CREWS SCRAPPED THE ROAD AND LEFT WEEKS AGO.

THEY WORRY THE ROAD WILL NEVER GET FIXED. Return to index of stories...


GATOR CIRCLE PAVING-SOTVO


Tim Thurston, Drives on NE 33rd Street

0220 "Please do something. We're paying all these taxes. You're saying you're going to do something. I don't see any action."

CITY CREWS PROMISE NORTHEAST 33RD WILL GET NEW ASPHALT IN THE COMING WEEKS.

OTHER PAVING PROJECTS ARE ON HOLD PENDING THE OUTCOME OF A COURT CHALLENGE ABOUT THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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RED SOX SPRING TRAINING-BNC SS


LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO TODAY?

ABC-7 ALWAYS HAS YOU COVERED!

IF YOU'RE A BASEBALL FAN-

YOU'LL WANT TO LISTEN UP!

THE RED SOX SPRING TRAINING OPEN HOUSE OS TODAY.

IT'S FEE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-

HAPPENING AT JETBLU PARK.

THERE WILL BE GAMES- ARTS AND CRAFTS-- A PETTING ZOO!

AND A FARMERS MARKET.

YOU CAN GRAB PLAYERS AUTOGRAPHS IN THE AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


MINNESOTA TWINS SPRING TRAINING-SSTOPS


IT'S ALSO A BIG DAY FOR MINNESOTA TWINS FANS!

THE TEAM IS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND WILL HAVE THEIR 1ST FULL SQUAD PRACTICE AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THE HOME OPENER IS A WEEK FROM TODAY AT 1:05. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


VINTAGE DAY-SSTOPS


TODAY IS THE 4TH ANNUAL VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW IN FORT MYERS! A CHANCE TO SEE SOME GREAT BIKES AT THE GULF COAST CYCLES.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE SHOW RUNS FROM 9-3. Return to index of stories...


BLUES, BREWS & BBQ-SSTOPS


BLUES, BREWS, AND BBQ HAPPENING TODAY AT AVE MARIA.

HEAD TO THE TOWN CENTER FROM 12-4 FOR A FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT BY SEVERAL POPULAR LOCAL BANDS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE GREAT BARBEQUE AND A BEER TENT. Return to index of stories...


SWAMP CABBAGE-SSTOPS (2)-ONCAM


LABELLE'S SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVAL IS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND --

A FIVE K RUN WILL KICK OFF FESTIVITIES AT 7:30 THIS MORNING.

THEN THERE'S A CAR SHOW FROM 9 AM TO THREE.

AND THE PARADE WILL START AT 10 AM.

THAT MEANS STATE ROAD 29 BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC STARTING AT 9:30 AND WILL RE OPEN AROUND 12:15.

SO HEAD ON OVER AND SAMPLE SWAMP CABBAGE AND GATOR TAIL.

WHILE WATCHING ARMADILLO RACES, AND THE RODEO Return to index of stories...


SEAFOOD FESTIVAL-SSTOPS


IT'S THE 13TH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW.

IT'S HAPPENING AT SUN SPLASH FAMILY WATER PARK IN CAPE CORAL.

GATE OPENS AT 7- Return to index of stories...


WATCH THE OSCAR MOVIES-BNC VO


IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANY OF THE MOVIES NOMINATED FOR BEST PICTURE -- IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO BINGE WATCH!

PARTICIPATING A-M-C THEATRES ARE SHOWCASING THE OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMS THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT.

YOU CAN WATCH "PHILOMENA", THEN "DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB", FOLLOWED BY "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET", AND "12 YEARS A SLAVE".

ALL IN A ROW, AND ALL FOR 30-BUCKS.

STARTING AT NOON TODAY.

THERE'S AN A-M-C THEATER. IN NORTH FORT MYERS AT MERCHANTS CROSSING. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR---


SWALLOWED WHOLE!

WHERE THE GROUND OPENED UP UNDER THIS CAR!

A TEACHER ARRIVE AT SCHOOL DRUNK!

AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

THE VIDEO YOU NEED TO SEE ON YOUR MORNING NEWS- NEXT.

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


TZ4 A) CAR INTO SINKHOLE-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B) DRUNK SUB-VOTOPS


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LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG


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SEVERE WEATHER-TRX-NATSVO


NATS OF WHAT SOUNDS LIKE GUNSHOTS

DID YOU HEAR THAT?

PEOPLE ARE USING DYNAMITE IN MICHIGAN-

TO BREAK UP ICE-

HOPING TO AVOID ICE-JAMS.

THIS WEATHER IS NOT LETTING UP.

BLINDING BLIZZARDS IN THE NORTH-

THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES ACROSS THE MIDWEST.

THE WINTER WEATHER IS NOT OVER UP THERE-

ANOTHER POLAR VORTEX IS COMING NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT


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MAIN WEATHER


After several days of sunshine and comfortable weather, our weekend will feature more clouds, humidity, and the chance for a few showers.

Our Saturday morning will get off to a partly to mostly cloudy start. There may even be a couple of patches of fog by sunrise. Temperatures will also be warmer than average as they hover into the upper 60s. As a front stalls and drapes itself across the peninsula, our day will stay warm with highs in the lower to middle 80s with high humidity values. Through the afternoon, we'll see a mix of clouds and sun with a few developing showers, especially across our interior communities with a prevailing onshore wind.

Temperatures won't fall much tonight, in fact overnight lows will settle into the middle to upper 60s with patchy clouds. We may even see an area or two of fog by early Sunday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Sunday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under partly sunny skies. By mid week, we'll be tracking another cold front which will bring widely scattered showers followed by cooler weather. For the end of the week, plan on mild afternoons with highs in the lower 70s with a few chilly mornings with lows near 53°. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO SINKHOLE-TRX-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT-

A NEW YORK WOMAN IS RESCUED FROM HER CAR AS A SINKHOLE DEVOURS THE GROUND AROUND IT.

THE WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS TRYING TO PARK HER CAR WHEN IT SUDDENLY STARTED SINKING INTO THE GROUND

SHE CALLED 9-1-1 AND FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE.

THE WOMAN WAS NOT INJURED. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK SUBSTITUTE TEACHER-OC SOTVO


A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER GOT CALLED IN TO WORK --

BUT SHE WASN'T IN A PROPER STATE TO TEACH.

AND IT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

"What did you take. I mean, I can smell alcohol, but what else?"

"No. That's it. I drank a little bit before I came."

MICHELLE CHILDRESS MADE IT THROUGH A COUPLE HOURS OF TEACHING --

BUT COULD BARELY STAND.

THE OTHER TEACHERS KNEW.

THIS SUB WAS INTOXICATED.

THEY CALLED POLICE TO COME GET HER.

CHILDRESS WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

WHEN THEY TESTED HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL --

SHE WAS THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE--


TALK ABOUT SAVVY MARKETING!

A CALIFORNIA GIRL SCOUT WANTED TO SELL A RECORD AMOUNT OF COOKIES,

SO SHE SET UP OUTSIDE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA STORE!

HOW SHE MADE OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) GIRL SCOUT COOKIES-VOTOPS


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GIRL SCOUT COOKIES OUTSIDE POT STORE-POP


A YOUNG CALIFORNIA GIRL MADE A KILLING ON HER GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.

HER SALES CAUGHT FIRE AFTER SHE SET UP SHOP OUTSIDE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA SHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO.

KYUNG LAH HAS THE REACTION THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCOUT COOKIES OUTSIDE POT STORE-PKG


Nats.

POT AND GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.

WHAT SOUNDS LIKE THE PUNCHLINE TO A JOKE WAS A BUSINESS PLAN FOR 13-YEAR-OLD DANIELLE LEI.

SHE PARKED HER THIN MINTS AND TAGALONGS OUTSIDE SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY "THE GREEN CROSS."

SALES LIT Up.

THE DISPENSARY SAYS SHE BURNED THROUGH 117 BOXES IN JUST TWO HOURS.

This girl is smart.

She's business savvy.

She's monopolizing this new market and taking advantage in a big way.

THE YOUNG TEEN HAS BECOME AN INTERNET DARLING… THE DAILY MAIL CALLING HER… "ONE SMART COOKIE."

SLATE DECLARING HER THE "SMARTEST KID EVER." … AS YAHOO POINTS OUT HER SALES ARE "BLAZING."

THE DISPENSARY… WHICH ALREADY SELLS A STRAIN CALLED GIRL SCOUT COOKIES… CALLS THE PARTNERSHIP A CLASSIC COMMUNITY EFFORT… A LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORTING A STORIED AMERICAN INSTITUTION.

THIS MAY FLY HERE IN CALIFORNIA… BUT IRONICALLY. NOT SO MUCH IN COLORADO. WHERE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IS LEGAL.

THE COLORADO GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL TWEETING ABOUT MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES. "WE DON'T FEEL THEY ARE AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR GIRLS TO BE SELLING COOKIES."

BUT THE HEADQUARTERS… THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE U-S-A… HAS A DIFFERENT TAKE… SAYING "THE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE PROGRAM IS GIRL-RUN.

LOCAL COUNCILS… MAKE ALL DECISIONS ON HOW THE COOKIE PROGRAM IS RUN."

WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS WHAT THEY DON'T SAY.

THE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS IS NOT CONDEMNING THE PARTNERSHIP.

IF THE GIRL SCOUTS ARE ON BOARD, SAY MARIJUANA ADVOCATES, THE STIGMA MUST BE GOING UP IN SMOKE.

This is a hot topic around the country, but it's a time when people are changing their minds about it.

People are becoming more open minded and more welcoming to the idea of medical cannabis.

It sort of reflects the view of the country and how we're moving forward Return to index of stories...


25 THOUSAND EMPLOYEES-TRX-VOTOPS


LOOKING FOR A JOB?

LOWE'S IS LOOKING TO HIRE 25-THOUSAND SEASONAL WORKERS.

THE JOBS FOCUS ON CUSTOMER SUPPORT. AND INCLUDE CASHIERS, LAWN AND GARDEN EMPLOYEES, LOADERS, AND STOCKERS.

EMPLOYEES WILL AVERAGE ABOUT 20 HOURS A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


STEVE JOBS STAMP-VO


APPLE CO-FOUNDER STEVE JOBS COULD APPEAR ON A U.S. POSTAGE STAMP NEXT YEAR.

HIS NAME WAS ON A LIST OF APPROVED STAMP SUBJECTS OBTAINED BY THE WASHINGTON POST.

OTHER CANDIDATES-

MICHAEL JACKSON, JIMI HENDRIX, JOHN LENNON AND ELIZABETH TAYLOR.

THE NEW SUBJECTS ARE PART OF AN EFFORT BY THE CASH-STRAPPED AGENCY TO RAISE REVENUES--

BY ISSUING MORE STAMPS OF POP-CULTURE FIGURES. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) BONITA DEATH INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN BONITA SPRINGS IS HAPPENING THIS MORNING.

POLICE WON'T SAY WHO DIED-

BUT NEIGHBORS SAY THEY SAW PEOPLE WALK OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOUSE CRYING WITH TWO YOUNG CHILDREN.

WE HAVE A CREW BACK ON THE SCENE THIS MORNING,

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING YOU THE DEVELOPING DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) KIK SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS-SS


A MAN IS ACCUSED THIS MORNING-

OF RAPING A 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL HE MET ON THE SMARTPHONE APP "KIK."

INVESTIGATORS TELL ABC7 THE TWO SHARED MESSAGES AND PHOTOS FOR WEEKS BEFORE MEETING AT A PARK IN CAPE CORAL.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES--

HE DROVE THE GIRL BACK TO HIS GOLDEN GATE HOUSE WHERE HE RAPED HER MULTIPLE TIMES.

SEAN CHOUNEM BONDED OUT OF THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL OVERNIGHT.

HE'S DUE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TS3) KIDS POT IN CAR-VOTOPS-SS


A 2-YEAR-OLD.AND AN 11 MONTH OLD BABY ARE IN D-C-F CUSTODY --

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE INCHES FROM COCAINE --

AND INHALING MARIJUANA SMOKE--

INSIDE OF A CAR IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE ADULTS RESPONSIBLE-

STEVE GABRIEL AND FRANCIA POMPILUS BOTH FACE DRUG AND CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TS4) TWINS WORKOUT-SSTOPS


IT'S A BIG DAY FOR MINNESOTA TWINS FANS!

THE TEAM IS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND WILL HAVE THEIR 1ST FULL SQUAD PRACTICE AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THE HOME OPENER IS A WEEK FROM TODAY AT 1:05. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


TS5) REDSOX OPEN HOUSE-SSTOPS


IF YOU ARE A BOSTON RED SOX FAN, YOU CAN SEE JETBLUE PARK FOR FREE TODAY.

THERE IS AN OPEN HOUSE FROM 11-3. IT'S A FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT WITH ALOT OF ACTITIVITES.

INFLATABLES, GAMES, ARTS AND CRAFTS, A PETTING ZOO, AND 30 VENDORS.

YOU CAN ALSO TOUR THE BALLPARK, GET PLAYER AUTOGRAPHS, AND GET YOUR PICTURE WITH THE WORLD SERIES TROPHY. \ 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...


END TIME


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