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DIRECTORS PAGE A) OLYMPIC STILLS WRAP-VOTOPS
630PM SHOW OPEN-CLIP STORMWAR 7 OPEN-CLIP
FORT MYERS FATAL CRASH-VO-WIPE WEATHER FORECAST-PWC
CAPE DROWNING-CGTOPS WEATHER FORECAST-WXWALL
HOT SAUCE PUPPY-trx(2)SSTOPS-WIPE BARK IN THE PARK-VO-WIPE
COLLIER NAKED SROOM MAN-SSTOPS BARK IN THE PARK-SOTVO-WIPE
NY CARBON MONOXIDE-trxVOTOPS-WIPE NAPLES ART FEST-VOTOPS-WIPE
ME CARBON MONOXIDE-VOTOPS NAPLES ART FEST-SOTVO
BIRD INTO PLANE FOLLOW-OC-NATVO OLYMPIC STILLS WRAP-ONCAM
BRAIN EATING AMOEBA-ONCAM OLYMPIC STILLS WRAP-PKG
BRAIN EATING AMOEBA-PKG HOCKEY AT CHURCH-VOTOPS
DAYTONA EVACUATED-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DAYTONA 500 DREAM-ONCAM FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-POP
DAYTONA 500 DREAM-PKG FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
DAYTONA 500 DREAM-ONCAM FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-SOT-WIPE
GAS PRICES-VO-WIPE FGCU SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS-WIPE
ALGENOL TEASE-VOTOPS-WIPE HEAT BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
NETFLIX COMCAST-VOTOPS DAYTONA 500-VOTOPS-WIPE
COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP DAYTONA 500-CGTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ NFL COMBINE-POP
A DRUG KINGPIN ARRESTED-VOTOPS-WIPE NFL COMBINE-VOTOPS
B HOCKEY AT CHURCH-VOTOPS COORS LIGHT OPEN-POP
UKRAINE LATEST-VO COORS LIGHT OPEN-SOTVO-WIPE
DRUG KINGPIN ARRESTED-ONCAM ACCENTURE GOLF-VOTOPS-WIPE
DRUG KINGPIN ARRESTED-PKG CANADA HOCKEY-CGTOPS-WIPE
FMB BOIL WATER NOTICE-ONCAM OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-CGTOPS
COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-POP
TEASE TWO----------- GOODBYE-3SHOT


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FORT MYERS FATAL CRASH-VO-WIPE


A FORT MYERS MAN IS DEAD TONIGHT AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR WHILE HE WAS RIDING HIS BIKE.

BUT IT WASN'T THE CRASH THAT KILLED HIM.

IT HAPPENED ALONG BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY AROUND TWO THIS AFTERNOON JUST SOUTH OF F-G-C-U.

THE MAN WAS THROWN FROM HIS BIKE, HIS HELMET DESTROYED.

AUTHORITIES TELL US, THE MAN ACTUALLY DIED FROM A HEART ATTACK ON HIS WAY TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DROWNING-CGTOPS


RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT THE CONDITION OF A CAPE CORAL BOY WHO FELL INTO A CANAL.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY, HIS SIBLINGS WERE ABLE TO PULL HIM OUT.

IT HAPPENED IN THE ONE THOUSAND BLOCK OF SOUTHWEST 48TH TERRACE YESTERDAY.

HE WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

WE HAVE A CREW DIGGING ON THIS STORY. WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


HOT SAUCE PUPPY-trx(2)SSTOPS-WIPE


A TERRIBLE STORY OF ANIMAL ABUSE OUT OF SARASOTA.

THIS MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT, ACCUSED OF POURING HOT SAUCE ALL OVER A THREE MONTH OLD PUPPY.

THE SAUCE EVEN GOT IN THE DOG'S EYES AND DOWN IT'S THROAT.

RIGHT AFTER THAT - THE DOG STARTED HAVING A SEIZURE.

IMMEDIATELY THE MAN'S GIRLFRIEND CALLED POLICE.

SHE THEN TOOK THE PUPPY TO A LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT WHERE THEY CLEANED IT OFF.

THE DOG IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NAKED SROOM MAN-SSTOPS


A MAN ON DRUGS GETS ARRESTED AFTER RUNNING NAKED IN AN UPSCALE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD.

18 YEAR OLD ERMIN LUIS ADMITS HE WAS ON MUSHROOMS AND THOUGHT HIS FRIEND WAS GOING TO HURT HIM.

HE THEN RAN OUT OF THE HOUSE NAKED-- "LOOKIG FOR HELP. "

DEPUTIES FOUND HIM ON A BUSY NAPLES STREET--

HE FOUGHT WITH DEPUTIES AND EVEN TRIED TO BITE ONE. Return to index of stories...


NY CARBON MONOXIDE-trxVOTOPS-WIPE


WE'RE LEARNING WHAT CAUSED A DEADLY CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK IN A NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANT.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.

THE MANAGER DIED AND MORE THAN TWO DOZEN PEOPLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE POISONOUS FUMES WERE CIRCULATED IN THE BASEMENT BY THE RESTAURANT'S VENTILATION SYSTEMS.

EVERYONE WHO WAS SICKENED WAS EITHER AN EMPLOYEE OR A RESCUE WORKER.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CITED THE RESTAURANT FOR DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Return to index of stories...


ME CARBON MONOXIDE-VOTOPS


CARBON MONOXIDE ALSO SICKENED AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE AT A MAINE HOTEL.

THEY'RE ALL EXPECTED TO BE OK.

THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS THE CARBON MONOXIDE READINGS IN THE BASEMENT WERE NEARLY TEN TIMES NORMAL LEVELS.

THERE WERE NO "C-O" DETECTORS IN THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


BIRD INTO PLANE FOLLOW-OC-NATVO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING SOME AMAZING VIDEO.

WE FIRST SHOWED IT TO YOU YESTERDAY. A BIRD SLAMMED INTO A PILOT'S WINDSHIELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON -- FORCING HIM TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT PAGE FIELD.

CHECK IT OUT.

**bird crashing into plane

THE PILOT SAYS IT'S SOMETHING HE'S NEVER EXPERIENCED, AFTER A DECADE OF FLYING PLANES.

WE ASKED THE QUESTION --

WHY WASN'T THE GLASS RESISTANT TO THE IMPACT?

THE PILOT OF THIS PLANE, ROB WEBER SAYS,

IT'S NOT GLASS -- IT'S ACTUALLY PLEXYGLASS, A THICK PLASTIC MATERIAL. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN EATING AMOEBA-ONCAM


A WARNING CONTINUES OF A DEADLY BRAIN EATING AMOEBA.

RELATIVES OF A LABELLE BOY WHO DIED FROM IT LAST YEAR ARE TAKING THEIR MESSAGE OF AWARENESS ON THE ROAD.

THIS WEEKEND, ZAC RAYNA'S FAMILY TALKED TO THOUSANDS AT THE SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVAL IN LABELLE.

A-B-C 7'S TY RUSSELL EXPLAINS HOW THE FAMILY IS WORKING TO KEEP OTHERS OUT OF HARMS WAY. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN EATING AMOEBA-PKG


THOUSANDS ARE CRAVING SWAMP CABBAGE IN LABELLE.

07:17:23-7:17:28 Dennis Perkins/ loves Swamp Cabbage"It's real good.

You can make a stew out it,"

SOME EVEN FRY IT TO MAKE FRITTERS.

NATS

50-THOUSAND PEOPLE CAME TO THE SWAMP CABBAGE FESTIVAL FOR IT.

THE DISH IS MADE FROM THE HEART OF A PALM TREE.

7:00:51-7:00:57 Paul Puletti/ Orhanizer "The first person whoever ate

one was one hungry somebody because you have to go to the middle of

the tree to get it."

IT'S A DIRTY JOB TO DIG THROUGH AND GET THE FOOD.

BUT ONE FAMILY AT THE FESTIVAL IS URGING THOSE LOOKING FOR IT TO BE CAREFUL.

7:08:53-7:09:01

Danny Reyna/ Zac's uncle

"It's tough when you lose someone. It really brought our family together."

THE REYNA FAMILY IS AT THIS FESTIVAL TO SHARE THEIR STORY ABOUT 12 YEAR OLD ZAC REYNA.

A LABELLE BOY WHO DIED FROM A BRAIN EATING AMOEBA LAST YEAR.

ZAC GOT IT WHILE KNEE BOARDING IN A WATER FILLED DITCH BY HIS HOUSE.

7:13:08-7:13:14

Ken Johns/ Zac's Uncle

"it was an eye opening experience and we are trying to share that awareness."

RELATIVES WANT PEOPLE AWARE OF SYMPTOMS AND WAYS TO PREVENT IT.

LIKE HOLDING YOUR NOSE SHUT WHILE SWIMMING IN WARM FRESH WATER.

7:09:20-7:09:28

Danny Reyna/ Zac's Uncle

"Awareness is a big deal and we want to educate everyone because this

is something we knew nothing about until we were affected my it."

RELATIVES ARE ALSO RAISING MONEY AT THE FESTIVAL.

THE CASH IS GOING TO A CHARITY TO TEACH TEENS ABOUT THE BRAIN EATING AMOEBA.

THAT CHARITY WILL ALSO GIVE THEM MENTORS AND HELP WITH HOMEWORK.

IN LABELLE. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2/ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


DAYTONA EVACUATED-VO


NASTY WEATHER PUT THE BRAKES ON NASCAR'S BIGGEST RACE TODAY -THE DAYTONA 500.

THE SEASON OPENER WAS STOPPED AFTER 38 LAPS BECAUSE OF HEAVY RAIN.

A TORNADO WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR THE AREA-

FORCING TRACK OFFICIALS TO EVACUATE THE GRANDSTAND.

THE RACE IS SCHEDULED FOR 200 LAPS AROUND THE TWO AND A HALF MILE SPEEDWAY.

THE TRACK IS EQUIPPED WITH LIGHTS, IF THE RACE NEEDS TO BE RUN AFTER SUNSET. Return to index of stories...


DAYTONA 500 DREAM-ONCAM


A FORT MYERS BOY WHO'S BATTLING LEUKEMIA IS AT THAT RACE. AND IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE

ONLY A-B-C-7'S CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS JAY APONTE AND HIS MOM BOARDED A PRIVATE PLANE TO THE DAYTONA 500.

HOLLIE HOJEK HAS THE HEARTWARMING STORY. Return to index of stories...


DAYTONA 500 DREAM-PKG


THICK FOG COVERED THE RUNWAY SUNDAY MORNING AT PRIVATE SKY AVIATION.

THERE WAS ***ONE THING YOU COULD SEE FROM A **MILE AWAY.

9 YEAR OLD JAY APONTE'S SMILE.

Jay Aponte, Battling Leukemia

:32:36 Im happy!!

JAY HAS SPENT THE LAST TWO YEARS BATTLING LEUKEMIA.

BUT TODAY'S ISN'T ABOUT HIS DISEASE-

:29:15 I was like Oh man! Im going to Daytona

:03

JAY GOT THE SURPRISE OF HIS LIFE SATURDAY.

WHEN HE FOUND OUT HE WAS TAKING A PRIVATE PLANE TO THE DAYTONA 500!

HIS MOM SAYS HE WAS SO EXCITED HE COULD BARELY SLEEP-

Luz Aponte, Jay's Mother

:33:28 no no- sleep another hour or so, I told him at 7, he said at

6-30, Mommy! you need to get up, maybe we're late!

:10

AND IT SHOWS-

JAY WAS THE FIRST ONE ON THE PLANE.

:41: 30"This is where I'm seating."

YOU CAN BET HE HAD THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE-

:41:39 Theres alot of controls and stuff like that.

SAFE TO SAY JAY WAS ON CLOUD NINE.

:41:59 buckled up ready to go!

IT'S ALL THANKS TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE AND FOOD FEST.

THE PRIVATE FLIGHT TO THE DAYTONA 500 WAS AUCTIONED OFF AT THE FEST

AND DONATED TO JAY-

THE MEN WHO SPONSORED THE TRIP SAY THEY GO TO THE RACETRACK EVERY YEAR.

WHEN THEY HAD THE CHANCE TO TAKE JAY, THEY COULDN'T PASS IT UP.

Richard S. Harding, Co-sponsored Trip

:40:52 oh its just great. Im glad for him. Im going to have as much

fun as he is.

:06

Luz Aponte, Jay's Mother

:33:47 I dont have words to describe it- to see him so happy.

:36:53 its a dream come true. it really is

IN FORT MYERS HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DAYTONA 500 DREAM-ONCAM


JAY AND HIS MOM GOT TO MEET SOME OF THE RACE CAR DRIVERS AND EVEN TAKE A LAP AROUND THE TRACK BEFORE THE RACE STARTED.

THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE BACK LATER TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-VO-WIPE


THE PAIN AT THE PUMP JUST GOT A LITTLE WORSE.

THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A GALLON OF GAS ROSE TWELVE CENTS OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS NOW AT THREE DOLLARS AND 41 CENTS.

THE LUNDBERG SURVEY SAYS CRUDE OIL PRICES ARE RISING BECAUSE OF VIOLENCE IN PETROLEUM-PRODUCING VENEZUELA AND SOUTH SUDAN. Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL TEASE-VOTOPS-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD TO TOMORROW.

A LOCAL COMPANY IS FIRING BACK AGAINST A LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER.

CECIL PENDERGRASS PUBLICLY ACCUSED ALGENOL OF NOT LIVING UP TO A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AGREEMENT.

IN RESPONSE - TOMORROW MORNING - ALGENOL WILL HOLD AN OPEN HOUSE.

THE C-E-O IS LOOKING TO PROVE HE HAS MORE THAN 120 EMPLOYEES AT HIS FORT MYERS FACILITY.

HE'S CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED TO HAVE 108. Return to index of stories...


NETFLIX COMCAST-VOTOPS


STREAMING NETFLIX SHOULD GET A LOT BETTER FOR PEOPLE WITH COMCAST.

THE TWO COMPANIES HAVE INKED A DEAL THAT WILL GIVE NETFLIX A DIRECT CONNECTION TO "COMCAST."

THAT MEANS NETFLIX WILL DELIVER CONTENT DIRECTLY TO COMCAST'S BROADBAND NETWORK, INSTEAD OF USING A THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER.

CUSTOMERS SHOULD GET FASTER STREAMING SPEEDS FOR WATCHING MOVIES AND TV PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE------------


THE OSAMA BIN LADEN OF THE ILLEGAL DRUG TRADE HAS JUST BEEN CAPTURED.

COMING UP.

FIND OUT WHY SOME ARE COMPARING THIS NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL TO A GANGSTER MOVIE.

AND IT'S A CHURCH SERVICE UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

FIND OUT WHAT MAKES THIS SO UNIQUE.

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A DRUG KINGPIN ARRESTED-VOTOPS-WIPE


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B HOCKEY AT CHURCH-VOTOPS


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UKRAINE LATEST-VO


THE END MAY FINALLY BE NEAR FOR ALL THE VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE.

THE COUNTRY'S PRESIDENT IS OUT OF POWER.

AND NOW THE WORLD WAITS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SUSAN RICE SAYS THE UNITED STATES IS ON THE SIDE OF THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE.

BUT IT'S UNCLEAR *WHICH* UKRAINIAN PEOPLE WILL EVENTUALLY HOLD THE REINS.

RUSSIA AND THE WEST ARE VYING FOR THE ATTENTION OF A COUNTRY THAT COULD BECOME AN IMPORTANT TRADE PARTNER. Return to index of stories...


DRUG KINGPIN ARRESTED-ONCAM


GET SHORTY!

IT'S A GANGSTER MOVIE.

BUT IT COULD ALSO BE THE TITLE FOR HOW THEY *GOT* THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED DRUG DEALER.

NICKNAMED "EL CHAPO" WHICH MEANS "SHORTY."

A-B-C'S CHUCK SIVERTSEN HAS THAT STORY. Return to index of stories...


DRUG KINGPIN ARRESTED-PKG


SOME CALL HIM THE OSAMA BIN LADEN OF THE ILLEGAL DRUG TRADE, AND HE WAS

JUST AS ELUSIVE -- UNTIL SATURDAY.

A JOINT MEXICAN-US EFFORT FINALLY CAPTURED JOAQUIN GUZMAN -- KNOWN AS "EL

CHAPO" OR "SHORTY" -- AT THIS HOTEL.

EXPERTS AGREE HE'S A *VERY* BIG FISH.

sot

Rep. Michael McCaul

Chairman, House Homeland Security Cmte.

"He's really the Godfather, if you will, of the cartels that has brought --

smuggled so many drugs into the United States, killed so many people in

Mexico and around the world and to bring him to justice, finally, after so

many decades is a great victory."

GUZMAN RAN THE INTERNATIONAL SINALAO DRUG SYNDICATE BLAMED FOR:

- TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT OF ILLEGAL DRUGS ENTERING THE U-S

- INCLUDING EIGHTY PER CENT OF ILLEGAL DRUGS ON THE STREETS OF CHICAGO

- SO SUCCESSFUL, HE MADE THE FORBES' MAGAZINE BILLIONAIRES' LIST

- SO VICIOUS, NEARLY 80-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN MEXICO FROM DRUG

VIOLENCE

GUZMAN'S THREE-BILLION-DOLLAR-A-YEAR DRUG-SMUGGLING EMPIRE THRIVES USING:

BOATS, PLANES, TUNNELS, EVEN SUBMARINES TO MOVE HUNDREDS OF TONS OF ITS

CONTRABAND CARGO.

sot

John Riley

US Drug Enforcement Administration

"Chapo does not play by the rules. He has unlimited resources."

THE MEXICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE OF DRUG

MAYHEM.

sot

Tifani Roberts

Univision Investigative Reporter

"All this destruction and death that comes from this one guy, you go 'Oh,

my God!'"

GUZMAN IS BEING HELD IN *THIS* MAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON. THE MEXICAN

GOVERNMENT WANTS TO TRY HIM FIRST. THAT HAS SOME IN THE U-S WORRIED. HE'S

ESCAPED FROM MEXICAN CUSTODY BEFORE.

MEANWHILE, EXPERTS SAY, EL CHAPO'S HENCHMEN WILL KEEP HIS DRUG GANG UP AND

RUNNING.

CHUCK SIVERTSEN, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


FMB BOIL WATER NOTICE-ONCAM


A HEADS UP FOR PEOPLE LIVING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THERE'S A BOIL WATER NOTICE, STARTING TOMORROW.

CREWS ARE WORKING TO CONNECT LINES TO A NEW WATER MAIN.

WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF BETWEEN SEVEN A-M, AND FIVE P.M.

THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR PEOPLE LIVING ON MANGO STREET - FROM ESTERO BOULERVARD.

AFTER THE CONNECTION IS COMPLETE - YOU WILL NOT NEED TO BOIL YOUR WATER. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO-----------


THE WINTER OLYMPICS ARE NOW IN THE BOOKS.

COMING UP.

WE'LL HAVE A SNEAK PEEK OF THE CLOSING CEREMONIES. Return to index of stories...


A) OLYMPIC STILLS WRAP-VOTOPS


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STORMWAR 7 OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER FORECAST-PWC


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WEATHER FORECAST-WXWALL


FULL WX

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.

Humidity levels will stay quite high through the course of our Sunday, but rain chances will stay relatively low. The few showers that do manage to develop will target our inland areas closer to Lake Okeechobee.

Our weather pattern stays very warm and humid through the first half of the week with highs in the mid 80s along with a mix of sun and clouds. We'll also need to watch for patchy fog late at night and early in the morning, reducing visibility to a quarter mile at times.

Rain chances stay pretty low through the first half of the week, but some isolated rain will likely develop deep inland away from the coast.

Our weather becomes a little more unsettled for the second half of the week as a weak cool front slides in from the north. From Wednesday through Friday, expect more cloud cover and even some scattered showers. Temperatures will also be slight cooler by Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid 70s and lows down to the low 60s.

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.

Humidity levels will stay quite high through the course of our Sunday, but rain chances will stay relatively low. The few showers that do manage to develop will target our inland areas closer to Lake Okeechobee.

Our weather pattern stays very warm and humid through the first half of the week with highs in the mid 80s along with a mix of sun and clouds. We'll also need to watch for patchy fog late at night and early in the morning, reducing visibility to a quarter mile at times.

Rain chances stay pretty low through the first half of the week, but some isolated rain will likely develop deep inland away from the coast.

Our weather becomes a little more unsettled for the second half of the week as a weak cool front slides in from the north. From Wednesday through Friday, expect more cloud cover and even some scattered showers. Temperatures will also be slight cooler by Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid 70s and lows down to the low 60s. Return to index of stories...


BARK IN THE PARK-VO-WIPE


THE YEARLY BARK IN THE PARK BROUGHT OUT DOZENS OF DOGS THIS AFTERNOON.

IT WAS HELD AT RIVERSIDE PARK IN BONITA SPRINGS FOR ITS FOURTH YEAR.

THERE WERE HEART AND DENTAL SCREENINGS FOR DOGS.

SOME PET OWNERS ALSO WALKED AWAY WITH PRIZES FROM COMPETITIONS.

ONE WAS A CONTEST FOR PET TRICKS. Return to index of stories...


BARK IN THE PARK-SOTVO-WIPE


Michelle Patrick/ organizer 6:58:09-6:58:20

"There are a lot of events in NAPLES and fort Myers put on by a

variety of groups and there was nothing in BONITA springs. In fact,

this is really the only event every year where animals are allowed in

this part of the park."

THIS YEAR ORGANIZERS ARE HELPING OUT THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

EVERY YEAR THEY PICK A DIFFERENT CHARITY TO HELP OUT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ART FEST-VOTOPS-WIPE


THOUSANDS FLOCKED TO NAPLES THIS WEEKEND FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL NAPLES NATIONAL ART FESTIVAL AT CAMBIER PARK.

MORE THAN 250 ARTISTS PACKED THE PARK AND SURROUNDING STREETS.

SHOWCASING EVERYTHING FROM WOOD WORK, PAINTINGS, POTTERY AND GLASS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ART FEST-SOTVO


05:31:50-57

"What makes an artist want to come to this show is the sales and so this is a show that the customers support and purchase high end fine art."

THIS GLASS ARTIST IS FROM WISCONSIN.

ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ATTEND THE SHOW EVERY YEAR. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC STILLS WRAP-ONCAM


THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES ARE IN THE RECORD BOOKS.

FOR U-S ATHLETES, THE GAMES BROUGHT A SECOND-PLACE OVERALL FINISH.

HERE'S A-B-C'S JIM RYAN FROM SOCHI, RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC STILLS WRAP-PKG


ON THIS LAST DAY OF THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS, THE LAST MEDAL FOR THE

UNITED STATES.

STEVEN HOLCOMB PILOTED THE USA1 BOBSLED TO A THIRD-PLACE FINISH, COMING

FROM BEHIND CLIFFHANGER STYLE. THAT WAS GOOD FOR HOLCOMB'S SECOND BRONZE

MEDAL AT SOCHI.

sot Holcomb?

RUSSIA'S LAST GOLD MEDAL CAME SUNDAY IN THE FOUR-MAN BOBSLED.

RUSSIA CLOSED OUT THE GAMES AT THE HEAD OF THE SOCHI PACK.

THE MOST EXPENSIVE OLYMPICS EVER -- AT FIFTY-ONE BILLION DOLLARS -- PAID

OFF IN GOLD FOR THE HOST NATION.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAD REASON TO SMILE.

RUSSIA LED THE WORLD WITH THIRTEEN GOLD MEDALS, AND WITH THIRTY-THREE

MEDALS OVERALL. THE UNITED STATES WAS SECOND WITH TWENTY-EIGHT TOTAL.

TEAM CANADA WON THE HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL WITH A 3-0 VICTORY OVER SWEDEN, THE

LAST OF 98 GOLD-MEDAL EVENTS.

U-S HOCKEY PLAYER JULIE CHU HAD THE HONOR OF CARRYING THE AMERICAN FLAG AT

THE CLOSING CEREMONIES

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Julie Chu

US Hockey Player

"I'm still in shock over that. It's a testament to my teammates. I'm a

product of their love, their support."

THE CEREMONIES WERE THE GRAND FINALE OF A 17-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA OF SPORTS AND

SECURITY.

RUSSIA'S "RING OF STEEL" SUCCESSFULLY PROTECTED THESE OLYMPICS FROM

TERRORISM.

THE FINAL HOURS WERE DEVOTED TO A PAGEANT DEPICTING SCENES FROM RUSSIAN

HISTORY -- WHICH NOW INCLUDES THESE GAMES.

THE OLYMPIC FLAME WAS EXTINGUISHED AND THE OLYMPIC FLAG PASSED ON TO SOUTH

KOREA -- WHERE IT WILL FLY OVER THE 2018 GAMES.

AND WITH THAT-- THE ATHLETES SAID GOODBYE TO ONE ANOTHER, TO SOCHI, -- AND

TO THIS OLYMPIC SEASON.

JIM RYAN, ABC NEWS, SOCHI, RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


HOCKEY AT CHURCH-VOTOPS


THESE PARISHIONERS DIDN'T HAVE TO SKIP CHURCH TO SEE THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM PLAY.

THE CHURCH SET UP A GIANT SCREEN TO WATCH THE GOLD MEDAL GAME.

FANS WERE ON THE EDGE OF THEIR PEWS, AS THE MEN'S TEAM FACED OFF AGAINST SWEDEN.

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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-POP


AFTER A THRILLING WIN THURSDAY NIGHT OVER 1ST PLACE MERCER - THE FGCU MEN WITH A QUICK TURNAROUND THIS AFTERNOON TO BATTLE KENNESAW STATE - THE OWLS ARE IN LAST PLACE IN THE ATLANTIC SUN - BUT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT A BIG DENT IN THE EAGLES HOPES OF WINNING THE CONFERENCE --- TODAY ALSO SENIOR DAY FOR THE CHASE FIELER -- Return to index of stories...


FGCU MENS BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


FIELER SAID THE MOMENT DIDN'T HIT HIM UNTIL HE TOOK THE COURT WITH HIS PARENTS IN A PRE-GAME SENIOR DAY CEREMONY.

EAGLES SCORED THE GAME'S FIRST SEVEN POINTS. FIELER SCORES ON HIS OWN PUTBACK. HE HAD 12 POINTS.

JAMAIL JONES HAD THE GAME OF HIS LIFE. KNOCKS DOWN THE THREE. 10-2 EAGLES.

JONES WOULD SCORE 15 IN THE FIRST HALF. HERE'S TWO MORE. HE HAD A CAREER HIGH 22 POINTS. AND 12 REBOUNDS, TOO.

EAGLES OPEN THE SECOND HALF IN STYLE. BRETT COMER TO BERNARD THOMPSON FOR THE DUNK. 38-29 FGCU.

KENNESAW WOULD TIE IT. BUT THE EAGLES CLOSE STRONG. COMER WITH BACK TO BACK DAGGER THREES LATE. HE HAD 18. EAGLES WIN, 78-68. MUCH THANKS TO MR. JONES.

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FGCU SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS-WIPE


STICK WITH FGCU - THE BASEBALL TEAM BEATING THE RAIN IN DAYTONA THIS MORNING - THEY WERE WINNERS 13 TO 10 - THE LADIES GET A 3-1 WIN THIS AFTERNOON OVER HARVARD - THEN A 12-0 BLOWOUT OF EASTERN MICHIGAN - GOOD DAY FOR THE EAGLES --

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HEAT BASKETBALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


LEBRON JAMES SITTING OUT THIS AFTERNOONS GAME WITH HIS BROKEN NOSE - HEAT HOSTING THE BULLS - A GAME YOU SAW RIGHT HERE ON ABC --- 1ST HALF ACTION - DWAYNE WADE GETS THE PASS - STRAIGHT TO THE HOOP AND 1 -- GETS MIAMI WITHIN 2 POINTS -- THEN JUST BEFORE THE HALF - WADE PICKING UP THE SLACK - AND NAILS THE TURNAROUND J AS THE HALF ENDS -- TIES THE GAME AT 40 - THE HEAT WITH A STRONG 2ND HALF -- THEY WIN -- 93-79 -- WADE WITH 23 POINTS Return to index of stories...


DAYTONA 500-VOTOPS-WIPE


A LITTLE FURTHER UP I-95 - THIS WAS THE SCENE AT THE DAYTONA 500 - DELAYING THE RACE ALL AFTERNOON LONG -- FANS HAD TO BE EVACUATED WITH TORNADO WARNINGS IN THE AREA TOO ---

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DAYTONA 500-CGTOPS


THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE HAS BEEN HIT HARD BY RAIN AND STORMS MOST OF THE DAY - THINGS GOT STARTED - BUT ABOUT 38 LAPS IN - THE WEATHER MOVED IN - FOR NOW - THE PLAN IS TO TRY AND RACE TONIGHT ONCE THE RAIN GOES AWAY - ONLY 1 TIME BEFORE HAS THE 500 BEEN MOVED TO A MONDAY BECAUSE OF THE WET TRACK -- WE'LL KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP AND BRING YOU AN UPDATE AT 11 Return to index of stories...


NFL COMBINE-POP


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NFL COMBINE-VOTOPS


TO INDIANAPOLIS WE GO - SAMMY WATKINS - THE SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD - LOOKING TO CHALLENGE CHRIS JOHNSONS RECORD -- WATKINS - QUICK BUT NOT AS FAST AS JOHNSON - HE CLOCKS IN AT 4.34 SECONDS -- TO THE NAPLES GRAD AND OHIO STATE BACK CARLOS HYDE - EVERYTHING LOOKING GOOD - BUT RIGHT AFTER THE 40 - HE PULLS UP WITH A HAMSTRING INJURY - HYDE GOES 4.66 SECONDS - BUT OUT OF THE AFTERNOON DRILLS - HE WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO RUN IN OHIO STATES PRO DAY -- Return to index of stories...


COORS LIGHT OPEN-POP


SOME OF THE PGA TOUR IN FORT MYERS THIS WEEKEND FOR THE COORS LIGHT OPEN - LOCAL GUYS DERIK LAMELY AND GEORGE MCNEILL EACH IN THE TOP 10 GOING INTO THE FINAL ROUND OF ACTION THIS AFTERNOON --- MCNEILL WILL BE VERY BUSY IN THE COMING WEEKS - WE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM YESTERDAY --

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COORS LIGHT OPEN-SOTVO-WIPE


HIGHLIGHTS FROM MCNEILL - AND OTHERS COMING UP FROM FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB THIS EVENING AT 11 - ON ABC 7 -- Return to index of stories...


ACCENTURE GOLF-VOTOPS-WIPE


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CANADA HOCKEY-CGTOPS-WIPE


THE FINAL MEDAL HANDED OUT THIS MORNING IN MEN'S OLYMPIC HOCKEY - CANADA WINS GOLD FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT OLYMPICS - DOWNING SWEDEN BY A SCORE OF 3-NOTHING - PITTSBURGH PENGUIN TEAMMATES SIDNEY CROSBY AND CHRIS KUNITZ WITH 2 OF THE 3 GOALS - THE U.S. OF COURSE FELL YESTERDAY TO FINLAND 5-NOTHING IN THE BRONZE MEDAL GAME ---

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OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-CGTOPS


HERE IS THE FINAL MEDAL COUNT FOR THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS - THE HOST COUNTRY WITH THE MOST AT 33 - RED, WHITE, AND BLUE ARE 5 BACK AT 28 -- WHILE NORWAY AND CANADA WITH 26 AND 25 FOR THE 3 AND 4 SPOTS - CLOSING CEREMONIES LATER THIS EVENING -- Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS FOR THE 630 HOUR - WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-3SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...