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KEY LIST TS 2) 9YEAR OLD BOY-VOTOPS
NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS3) PITBULL-VOTOPS
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
HL1) BIRD V PLANE-NATVO-WIPE WEATHER-WX CTR
HL2) PITBULL-VOTOPS-WIPE BIRD IN COCKPIT-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAMFULL
HL3) cancer kid-VOTOPS BIRD IN COCKPIT-PKG
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP BIRD IN COCKPIT-TAG
FIRST WEATHER-2SH WX CTR UKRAINE GOVERNMENT GONE-VOWIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP UKRAINE GOVERNMENT GONE-SOTVO
BONITA SPRINGS MURDER SUICIDE-VO CONTROVERSIAL ARIZONA BILL-VOWIPE
BIRD V PLANE-E-ANIBOX-VOFULL-ONCAM CONTROVERSIAL ARIZONA BILL-SOTVO
CRIMESTOPPERS TARGET THIEF-TURN-(3)SSTOPS-WIPE IMMIGRATION BACKLOG-OC-TRX-VO
CRIMESTOPPERS TARGET THIEF-SOT-OC DRUGLORD ARRESTED-VOWIPE
LAKE MARY HOAX-OC-SOTVO-WIPE CARBON MONOCIDE POISONING-VO
LAKE MARY HOAX-SOTVO CHICAGO GAS EXPLOSION-VO-WIPE
DUNN TAPES-SOTVO CLEVELAND WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS
DUNN TAPES-SOTVO OIL DRILLING LOOK AHEAD-VO
AL EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS LEHIGH ACRES FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO
PITBULL RESCUE AND DEATH-SS-VO ANNE FRANK'S CHILDHOOD FRIEND-CG
CANCER KID SUPRISE-VO-WIPE COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
CANCER KID SUPRISE-SOTVO TEASE FOUR---
NAPLES WINE FEST-WIPE-VOTOPS TZ4 A SOCHI-VOTOPS
TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-VO-WIPE TZ4 B OSCARS-VOTOPS
TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG
BOSTON RED SOX-SOTVO STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
RED SOX-CG MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
MIROMAR DANCING-NATS-VO TOPS MAIN WEATHER
MIROMAR DANCING-SOTVO THINGS TO DO-CLIP
SURVIVORS BRUNCH-VO-WIPE SWAMP CABBAGE-VO
SURVIVORS BRUNCH-SOTVO BARK RIVERSIDE-SSTOPS
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP WATCH THE OSCAR MOVIES-VO
TEASE ONE--- COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
TZ1 A FOG-OC-VO TEASE FIVE--
TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOTVO TZ5 A) BIEBER-VOTOPS
SEA FOG-TRX-VOTOPS OLYMPICS LATEST-POP
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS OLYMPICS LATEST-PKG
WEATHER KEEP BIEBER OUT-VO-WIPE
SPORTS PKG-PKG KEEP BIEBER OUT-SOTVO
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP MICHAEL SAM COMBINE-OC-SOTVO-OC
TEASE TWO--- POPE BENEDICT SURPRISE APPEARANCE-VO
TZ2 A) GOLF TIPS-VOTOPS-WIPE TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
TZ2 B) BIRD VS PLANE-VOTOPS TS1) BONITA SPRINGS MURDER SUICIDE-VOTOPS
GOLF TIPS-TRX-PKG TS2) CRIMESTOPPERS TARGET THIEF-SSTOPS(3)
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS3) CANCER KID SURPRISE-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE---- TS4) PITBULL RESCUE-SSTOPS, VO
TZ3 B) OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS TS5) BIRD V PLANE-VOTOPS
NEWS OPEN-CLIP FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX END TIME
TS 1) HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS  


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) BIRD V PLANE-NATVO-WIPE


bird hits plane

A BIRD FLIES INTO A PLANE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

THE QUICK ACTIONS BY THE PILOT THAT LIKELY SAVED HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) PITBULL-VOTOPS-WIPE


THEY'VE BEEN THOUGH UNIMAGINABLE TORTURE.

NEW THIS MORNING-

AN UPDATE ON THESE EMACIATED PIT BULLS,

AND THE SEARCH FOR THEIR OWNER. Return to index of stories...


HL3) cancer kid-VOTOPS


AND A CHILD FIGHTING LEUKEMIA GETS TO FORGET IT ALL FOR A DAY.

THE SURPRISE DESTINATION HE TAKES OFF FOR TODAY. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-2SH WX CTR


Our Sunday morning will get off to a mild and muggy start with temperatures in the upper 60s. Just like yesterday, we'll see areas if patchy fog, which could become dense reducing visibilities in some spots to less than 1/4 of a mile. The front that draped itself across the peninsula has lifted a bit to the north and will continue to fizzle out. That means once the fog erodes we'll see more sunshine during the day, but our overall weather pattern will stay very warm and humid with highs in the middle 80s. Our beach and coastal locations will be a few degrees cooler, as a result of the cooler gulf waters and a developing west coast seabreeze. The vast majority of us will stay dry, however an isolated shower or two will be possible across our inland communities.

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 areas of fog by sunrise Monday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Monday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. By midweek, 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 to middle 70s with a few cool mornings with lows in the upper 50s°. Our skies look to stay fairly cloudy through Saturday with a few showers. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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BONITA SPRINGS MURDER SUICIDE-VO


WE START WITH AN UPDATE TO A DEVELOPING SITUATION IN LEE COUNTY.

A DEATH INVESTIGATION TURNS INTO A MURDER SUICIDE IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU ON ABC7 FRIDAY AT 11.

IT HAPPENED AT THIS HOME ON LEE COURT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY - RAY HAMPTON WALKED INTO THE HOUSE AND

SHOT HIS ESTRANGED WIFE TERESA HAMPTON.

THEN HE TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

OUR CAMERA CAPTURED THE CHAOS SURROUNDING THE SHOOTING ON FRIDAY.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT-

THE COUPLE HAD DOMESTIC ISSUES IN THE PAST.

THE TWO WERE NOT CURRENTLY TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


BIRD V PLANE-E-ANIBOX-VOFULL-ONCAM


SHEER TERROR-

THAT IS HOW A LOCAL PILOT DESCRIBES THE MOMENTS WHEN A BIRD FLEW STRAIGHT INTO HIS WINDSHIELD.

ROBERT WEBER WAS FLYING INTO PAGE FIELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

AFTER HE RADIOED INTO THE CONTROL TOWER - A BIRD SLAMMED INTO THE WINDSHIELD.

IT SENT GLASS AND FEATHERS FLYING.

WEBER LANDED THE PLANE SAFELY.

COMING UP IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR-

HEAR FROM THE PILOT HIMSELF-

AND HOW HE MANAGED TO CONTROL THE SITUATION-

TO BRING THAT PLANE DOWN. Return to index of stories...


CRIMESTOPPERS TARGET THIEF-TURN-(3)SSTOPS-WIPE


ABC-7 HAS A CRIME ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING-

A SUSPECTED THIEF IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN HIGH-END ELECTRONICS.

TAK EA LOOK AT THESE SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS OF HIM.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN HIT AT LEAST TWO TARGET STORES IN OUR AREA.

ONCE BACK IN DECEMBER AT GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

THE MOST RECENT THEFT AT THE TARGET ON SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TOOK MORE THAN 2-THOUSANDS DOLLARS WORTH OF CAMERAS AND VIDEO GAMING CONSOLES. Return to index of stories...


CRIMESTOPPERS TARGET THIEF-SOT-OC


3:26:05-3:26:20

Trish Routte/ Crime Stoppers

"We are also actually looking at him statewide to see if he's involved

on the east coast and a little bit north of here. Now, there's a very

good chance he could methodically be moving around the state, going

from area to area doing these things."

AUTHORITIES BELIVE THE MAN IN THE PICTURES MAY BE SELLING THE

ELECTRONICS ONLINE.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM, YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


LAKE MARY HOAX-OC-SOTVO-WIPE


A SCARY SITUATION FOR MANY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA-

THIS MORNING-

A 12 YEAR OLD BOY IS UNDER ARREST--

ACCUSED OF MAKING A PRANK 911 CALL ABOUT A SCHOOL SHOOTING.

Dispatcher: What do you see right now?

Boy: There's a lot of blood all over the place , so it's not safe.

Dispatcher: Where are you?

Boy: I'm in the bathroom so I could call you guys. No one knows what to do.

THAT'S THE NINE -ONE -ONE CALL THAT SENT RESCUE SQUADS TO LAKE MARY HIGH SCHOOL NEAR ORLANDO ON FRIDAY.

DEPUTIES SAY WHEN THEY GOT ON SCENE -

THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF A SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


LAKE MARY HOAX-SOTVO


"Quite frankly, every person that was available regardless of what their position was, responded to help out if they were open and free at the time."

THE STUDENT IS FACING TWO MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES: MIS-USE OF 911 AND DISRUPTION OF AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION.

THE BOY'S FAMILY MAY ALSO HAVE TO PAY BACK LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THE WASTED TIME AND RESOURCES. Return to index of stories...


DUNN TAPES-SOTVO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING-

ON THE MAN WHO OPENED FIRE ON A CAR FULL OF TEENAGERS IN JACKSONVILLE-

ALL OVER LOUD MUSIC.

DUNN PHONER GFX

"I'm not a monster - that's important to me that you know that."

WE ARE HEARING NEW JAILHOUSE TAPES.

THAT IS OFFERING NEW INSIGHT INTO MICHALE DUNN'S MINDSET.

DUNN SHOT AND KILLED 17-YEAR-OLD JORDAN DAVIS.

CLAIMING SELF-DEFENSE.

LISTEN-

AS HE DEFENDS HIS IMAGE TO HIS SON.

DURING A SOMBER CONVERSATION-

WHILE HE AWAITED TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


DUNN TAPES-SOTVO


it'll work out.I have high confidence that it'll work out.if it even goes to trial.once they see all the evidence.

WHILE THAT JURY COULD NOT REACH A VERDICT ON THE CHARGE OF MURDERING JORDAN DAVIS.

IT STUNNED DUNN WITH A CONVICTION ON THREE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


AL EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS


INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MADE PASSENGERS SICK ON A PLANE FLYING OUT OF MIAMI FIRDAY.

THE WELLS FARGO-OWNED PLANE WAS FLYING TO PHOENIX WHEN ALL TEN PASSENGERS COMPLAINED OF STRAINED BREATHING AND EYE IRRITATION.

THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY THINK HYDRAULIC FLUID MAY HAVE LEAKED INTO THE VENTILATION SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


PITBULL RESCUE AND DEATH-SS-VO


SHE'S OVERCOME UNTHINKABLE TORTURE.

ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

AN EMACIATED ANIMAL LEFT AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS UP FOR ADOPTION.

THIS IS HEATHER.

THE FEMALE PITBULL IS LOOKING FOR A HOME AFTER RECOVERING FROM HER INJURIES.

THIS WAS HER ON FEBRUARY 5TH,

COVERED IN SORES AND SUFFERING FROM HEARTWORM.

HEATHER AND HER PARTNER HAROLD WERE DROPPED OFF AT ANIMAL SERVICES BY A MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

HAROLD'S INJURIES WERE SO SEVERE HE DIDN'T SURVIVE.

THE MAN WHO LEFT THEM FOR DEAD STILL HASN'T BEEN IDENTIFIED.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN-

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING THERE'S A 5 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION.

IF CAUGHT- HE FACES FINES AND JAIL TIME. Return to index of stories...


CANCER KID SUPRISE-VO-WIPE


A BIG SURPRISE-

FOR A NINE YEAR OLD BOY BATTLING LEUKEMIA.

JAY APONTE IS HEADING TO THE DAYTONA 500 WITH HIS MOM TODAY.

JAY GOT HIS GIFT AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE AND FOOD FEST ON SATURDAY.

THIS IS WHERE HE WAS ALSO FEATURED AS THIS YEAR'S CHILD ARTIST.

HIS PAINTINGS OF CARS RAISED 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

JAY'S MOM IS GLAD TO SEE HER SON SMILE. Return to index of stories...


CANCER KID SUPRISE-SOTVO


Luz Aponte/ jay's mom

" he's been in treatment two years already and the first year was the

hardest. He was sick every other week. He was in the hospital for a

couple weeks. "3:21:09-3:21:20

JAY'S PAINTINGS ARE DISPLAYED AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE PAIR IS TAKING OFF FROM PRIVATE SKY AT 8:30 THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES WINE FEST-WIPE-VOTOPS


ALL OF THIS TOOK PLACE AT THE SIXTH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE AND FOOD FEST, IN NAPLES.

THE EVENT WAS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS. THEY RAISED 20-THOUSAND MORE DOLLARS THAN LAST YEAR.-- A TOTAL OF 2 POINT 6 MILLION DOLLARS, MAKING IT THE THIRD LARGEST WINE FEST IN THE WORLD.

MONEY COLLECTED WILL GO TO THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-VO-WIPE


BASEBALL FEVER IS IN THE AIR.A BIG DAY FOR MINNESOTA TWINS FANS!

THE TEAM IS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND HAD THEIR FIRST FULL SQUAD PRACTICE SATURDAY.

NOT ONLY DID FANS GET A FIRST LOOK AT THEIR TEAM -- THEY ALSO GOT TO CHECK OUT THE CLOSE TO 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN UPGRADES TO HAMMOND STADIUM. Return to index of stories...


TWINS FIRST DAY OF SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO


05;16;54-07

"It's been a great improvement. I'm just pleased. I cant wait to walk around the whole thing. See all of the new additions. The new grassy area."

THE HOME OPENER IS A WEEK FROM SATURDAY AT 1:05 AGAINST THE RED SOX.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

THE TEAM WILL HAVE A RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO CELEBRATE THE IMPROVED STADIUM BEFORE THE FIRST PITCH. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON RED SOX-SOTVO


'This is out first time at the stadium, checking it out, hopefully we'll get to meet some players and get the kids some autographs.'

IT WAS A RED SOX FAN'S PARADISE!

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FLOODED JETBLUE PARK SATURDAY FOR THE TEAM'S OPEN HOUSE.

THERE WAS TONS TO DO FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

THE HIGHLIGHTS?

TOURING FENWAY SOUTH, RECEIVING PLAYER AUTOGRAPHS, AND GETTING PICTURES TAKEN WITH THE WORLD SERIES TROPHY. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-CG


IF YOU WEREN'T ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF FANS THAT MADE IT OUT TO JETBLUE PARK SATURDAY-

THERE'S STILL A CHANCE TO SEE THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHIES.

ON MONDAY YOU CAN GO TO PINCHERS.

AND THEN THE TROPHIE WILL BE AT THE AIRPORT.

TUESDAY IT WILL BE AT RIB CITY IN ESTERO.

IT WILL BE BACK IN JETBLUE PARK ON WEDNESDAY.

ABC-7 IS SPONSORING THE CLEAN SWEEP AT JET-BLU PARK ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK.

I'LL BE OUT THERE ALL DAY. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR DANCING-NATS-VO TOPS


1,2, 3, 4

LOOK AT THIS!

THESE 5TH GRADERS HAVE MOVES!

STUDENTS FROM ACROSS LEE COUNTY SHOWED OFF THEIR DANCE SKILLS AT MIROMAR OUTLSETS SATURDAY.

THE SHOW- PUT ON BY THE MALL AND THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THE FINAL BALLROOM DANCING COMPETITION IS APRIL 12 AT MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR DANCING-SOTVO


This is all about teaching kids obviously ballroom dancing but also so much more, it teaches them self respect, pride in what they do.'

STUDENTS FROM SEVEN TITLE ONE SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY PARTICIPATE IN 10 WEEKS OR 20 LESSONS OF TRAINING FROM CERTIFIED DANCE INSTRUCTORS.

THE FINAL BALLROOM DANCING COMPETITION IS APRIL 12 AT MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


SURVIVORS BRUNCH-VO-WIPE


BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS ARE GETTING A WELL DESERVED GIFT.

VOLUNTEERS WITH SUSAN G KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TREATED SURVIVORS TO A BRUNCH SATURDAY IN NAPLES.

IT'S A YEARLY TRADITION.

IT'S ALL LEADING UP TO THE RACE FOR THE CURE 20-14.

THE EVENT GAVE EVERYONE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR STORY OF SURVIVAL. Return to index of stories...


SURVIVORS BRUNCH-SOTVO


3:04:46-3:04:58

Kathy Wagner/survivor

"Komen funded a lot of my survival. It gave me a chance to really

concentrate on fighting for survival because they took the financial

burden away from me."

Or

Marian Fernandez/ survivor

3:05:28-3:05:38

"I also like to give a lot of hope to people especially he newbies

because 12 years is a long time. I praise The Lord everyday for my

blessings."

RACE FOR THE CURE IS MARCH 8TH AT COCONUT POINT MALL. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE---


RIGHT NOW METEROLOGIST KIRA MINER IS PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES ON HER 7 DAY FORECAST.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR YOUR SUNDAY.

ABC7 ALSO TRACKING FOG IN SOUTHWEST FLOIRDA.

WHAT'S TO BLAME.

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TZ1 A FOG-OC-VO


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TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOTVO


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SEA FOG-TRX-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER


Our Sunday morning will get off to a mild and muggy start with temperatures in the upper 60s. Just like yesterday, we'll see areas if patchy fog, which could become dense reducing visibilities in some spots to less than 1/4 of a mile. The front that draped itself across the peninsula has lifted a bit to the north and will continue to fizzle out. That means once the fog erodes we'll see more sunshine during the day, but our overall weather pattern will stay very warm and humid with highs in the middle 80s. Our beach and coastal locations will be a few degrees cooler, as a result of the cooler gulf waters and a developing west coast seabreeze. The vast majority of us will stay dry, however an isolated shower or two will be possible across our inland communities.

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 areas of fog by sunrise Monday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Monday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. By midweek, 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 to middle 70s with a few cool mornings with lows in the upper 50s°. Our skies look to stay fairly cloudy through Saturday with a few showers. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


THE FLORIDA GATORS HAVEN'T LOST SINCE LAST YEAR - 18 WINS A ROW - 13 IN THE SEC - ARE THEY PEAKING TOO SOON? ONLY TIME WILL TELL IN MARCH - BUT FOR NOW - THE GUYS ARE ENJOYING THE RIDE - THIS AFTERNOON BILLY DONOVAN'S CREW IN OLE MISS

FLORIDA GATORS WITH A WIN TODAY AT OLE MISS - COULD BE THE NEW NUMBER 1 THIS WEEK - SECOND HALF - MICHAEL FRAZIER WITH THE TRIPLE - TIES THE GAME AT 51 -- A FEW POSSESSIONS LATER -- SCOTTIE WILEBKIN GIVES HIS GUYS THE 3 POINT EDGE -- MORE GATORS - GREAT PASSING ALL AROUND -- BALL HANDS IN THE LANDS OF CASEY PRATHER - GUESS WHAT - HE TOO - HITS FROM DEEP - FLORIDA IS 14-0 IN THE SEC -- 75-71 THE FINAL

NUMBER 1 SYRACUSE TRYING TO AVOID A 2ND STRAIGHT LOSS - TAKING ON DUKE - 'CUSE DOWN BY 2 - 10 SECONDS TO GO - CJ FAIR ON THE DRIVE - CALLED FOR THE OFFENSIVE FOUL - JIM BOEHEIM GOES CRAZY ON THE OFFICIALS - HE WOULD GET A PAIR OF TECHNICAL FOULS AND GET TOSSED - DUKE HITS FREE THROWS -- AND WINS IT 66-60 --

ONE OF THE BIGGEST GAMES IN ALICO ARENA HAPPENED LAST NIGHT - AS THE FGCU MEN TOOK CARE OF MERCER - BEFORE A SELLOUT CROWD OF 4,664 - THE VICTORY MOVED THE MEN TO 12-3 IN THE CONFERENCE - TYING THE BEARS - WITH JUST 3 GAMES LEFT TO GO - TOMORROW IS SENIOR DAY FOR THE EAGLES - THE LONE GRADUATE TO BE - CHASE FIELER -- A GUY THAT'S SEEN IT ALL IN HIS 4 SEASONS --

THE F-G-C-U WOMEN. LOOKING TO DOWN NORTH FLORIDA TO MOVE INTO A SHARE FOR FIRST PLACE WITH STETSON.

THE EAGLES STARTED ON FIRE. SARAH HANSEN THE THREE. F-G-C-U JUST GETTING STARTED.

THEN IT'S STEPHANIE HAAS. DRIVING FOR TWO. EAGLES GO UP 11-0 --

MORE FROM THE LADIES IN GREEN - JENNA COBB - EYES, FLIES, AND CONNECTS -- U-N-F HAS TO CALL A TIMEOUT -- THIS IS ALL FGCU THIS AFTERNOON -- THEY ARE WINNERS --- 80-54

FLORIDA EVERBLADES HOSTING THE FORT WAYNE KOMETS THIS EVENING - PICK IT UP IN THE 2ND PERIOD - 2-NOTHING FORT WAYNE - FIGHTS BREAKING OUT QUITE FREAKLY AS PLAY WAS VERY PHYSICAL IN THE 2ND 20 MINUTES - PLENTY OF 5 MINUTE MAJORS AND A FORT WAYNE PLAYER EJECTED AS WELL TOO - AS FOR THE GAME -- IT DIDN'T GO THE BLADES WAY -- AS SCOTT FLEMING THE REDIRECT INTO THE NET -- FOR A 3-NOTHING LEAD -- BLADES FALL AT HOME 3-1

FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB IS THE PLACE TO BE -- OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS - THE COORS LIGHT OPEN GOING ON - RIGHT OFF OF TAMIANI TRAIL - LOCAL GOLFERS DEREK LAMELY - AND GEORGE MCNEILL BOTH IN TOWN FOR THE EVENT - TO THE 1ST ROUND HIGHLIGHTS WE GO ---

LAMELY. BACK IN TOURNAMENT ACTION TODAY. JOKING AROUND WITH CHIP BECK.

LAMELY'S FIRST DRIVE. A GREAT ONE. CRUSHED IT ABOUT 300 YARDS.

HE'D END UP FINISHING THE FIRST HOLE WITH THIS PAR.

BECK. WHO ONCE SHOT A 59 IN A P-G-A TOUR EVENT. JUST MISSES THE BIRDIE AT ONE.

DEFENDING COORS LIGHT OPEN CHAMP DON CONSTABLE. WITH A GREAT APPROACH SHOT AT THE FIRST. HE'D ALSO LEAVE WITH A PAR.

GEORGE MCNEILL. WHO JUST FINISHED TIED FOR SIXTH AT THE P-G-A'S NORTHERN TRUST OPEN LAST WEEK. NEARLY CHIPS IN FOR BIRDIE. -- WE CAUGHT UP WITH BOTH GUYS AS THEY PLAY IN THEIR HOMETOWNS ---

HERE IS THE LEADERBOARD - 2 ARE TIED AT THE TOP AT 7 UNDER - WHILE OUR LOCAL PARTICIPANTS - MCNEILL IN AT 6 UNDER - AND LAMELY - TIED FOR 7TH - BUT VERY MUCH IN THE RUNNING -- ACTION CONTINUES TOMORROW - WE'LL BRING YOU THE HIGHLIGHTS -- Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO---


ARE YOU HITTING THE GREEN THIS SUNDAY MORNING?

BEFORE YOU GO- TO GOLF TIPS YOU NEED TO SEE AND HEAR TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON PAR.

AND IT'S THE MUST SEE STORY OF THE DAY,.

A BIRD COLLIED WITH A PLANE OVER LEE COUNTY.

HEAR FROM THE PILOT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GOLF TIPS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B) BIRD VS PLANE-VOTOPS


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GOLF TIPS-TRX-PKG


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TEASE THREE----


SHE WAS ANNE FRANK'S CHILDHOOD FRIEND.

AND THIS WEEK- SHE'S TRAVELING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VISIT.

AND WE LOOK AHEAD TO A CONTROVERSIAL OLI DRILLING HEARING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 B) OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX


YOU'RE TIME RIGHT NOW --

LET'S TAKE A LOOK A THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES --

A DEATH INVESTIGATION TURNS INTO A MURDER SUICIDE IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT HAPPENED AT THIS HOME ON LEE COURT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY - RAY HAMPTON WALKED INTO THE HOUSE AND

SHOT HIS ESTRANGED WIFE TERESA HAMPTON.

THEN HE TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT-

THE COUPLE HAD DOMESTIC ISSUES IN THE PAST.

THE TWO WERE NOT CURRENTLY TOGETHER.

NINE YEAR OLD JAY APONTE IS HEADED TO A BIG EVENT TODAY -- THE DAYTONA 500.

JAY IS BATTLING LEUKEMIA.

HE GOT HIS GIFT AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE AND FOOD FEST.

HE ALSO PAINTED A PICUTRE THEY AUCTIONED OFF.

AND GET THIS -- HIS PAINTING OF CARS RAISED 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

JAY AND HIS MOM WILL FLY IN A PRIVATE PLANE TO DAYTONA THIS MORNING.

ONCE THEY ARRIVE, HE'LL MEET SOME OF THE DRIVERS AND GET TO RIDE IN A CAR FOR A LAP BEFORE THE RACE BEGINS.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO ADOPT A PET --

HOW ABOUT THIS PIBULL HEATHER?

SHE'S LOOKING FOR A HOME AFTER RECOVERING FROM HER INJURIES.

HEATHER AND HER PARTNER HAROLD WERE DROPPED OFF AT ANIMAL SERVICES BY A MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

HAROLD. DIDN'T SURVIVE.

THE MAN WHO LEFT THEM. STILL HASN'T BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THERE'S A 5 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TS 1) HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


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TS 2) 9YEAR OLD BOY-VOTOPS


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TS3) PITBULL-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


Our Sunday morning will get off to a mild and muggy start with temperatures in the upper 60s. Just like yesterday, we'll see areas if patchy fog, which could become dense reducing visibilities in some spots to less than 1/4 of a mile. The front that draped itself across the peninsula has lifted a bit to the north and will continue to fizzle out. That means once the fog erodes we'll see more sunshine during the day, but our overall weather pattern will stay very warm and humid with highs in the middle 80s. Our beach and coastal locations will be a few degrees cooler, as a result of the cooler gulf waters and a developing west coast seabreeze. The vast majority of us will stay dry, however an isolated shower or two will be possible across our inland communities.

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 areas of fog by sunrise Monday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Monday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. By midweek, 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 to middle 70s with a few cool mornings with lows in the upper 50s°. Our skies look to stay fairly cloudy through Saturday with a few showers. Return to index of stories...


BIRD IN COCKPIT-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAMFULL


MOMENTS OF TERROR -

A LOCAL PILOT IS THANKFUL HE'S ALIVE THIS MORNING-

AFTER A BIRD *SLAMS INTO THE WINDSHIELD OF HIS PLANE. SENDING SHARDS OF GLASS EVERYWHERE.

IT HAPPENED ON HIS WAY INTO PAGE FIELD IN FORT MYERS.

AND THE ENTIRE ORDEAL, IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A-B-C SEVEN'S JOE ROETZ TALKED WITH THE PILOTS.

--ABOUT THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS THAT ENSUED. Return to index of stories...


BIRD IN COCKPIT-PKG


NATS - explosion

never did see him -all of a sudden the windshield just explodes.

HEART POUNDING MOMENTS FOR PILOT ROB WEBER -

SOMETHING HE'S *NEVER SEEN IN MORE THAN A DECADE OF FLYING PLANES.

I wasn't sure if it was in the plane with me. Where he was or what happened.

IT WAS SMOOTH SAILING FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA TO FORT MYERS' PAGE FIELD--

WEBER RADIOED IN TO THE CONTROL TOWER WHEN HE WAS JUST A FEW MILES AWAY FROM TOUCHING DOWN.

A few seconds later the windshield exploded, stuff was flying everywhere.

WATCH AGAIN - IN SLOW MOTION. A BIRD - SLAMS INTO WEBER'S WINDSHIELD.

GLASS FLIES AND HEAVY WINDS WHIP THE PLANE - FLYING 170 MILES PER HOUR.

SENDING IT INTO A QUICK SHAKE -

BUT WEBER'S STEADY HANDS TOOK OVER ALONG WITH HIS PILOT TRAINING.

just fly the fricken plane, that's what everybody tells ya.

A FEW MOMENTS LATER -

WATCH AS WEBER REACHES UP TO CHECK HIMSELF. REALIZING HE'S BEEN CUT ON THE HEAD.

head bleeds are bad. Pulled my hand out and it was covered in blood I was like oh boy. I just kept telling the tower I gotta get on the ground quick.

WEBER KEPT THE CAMERA ROLLING -

ONE HE PICKED UP JUST A FEW WEEKS BACK.

just trying to get used to it.

BUT HE COULD NEVER PREDICT HE'D GET THIS ONCE AND A LIFETIME FOOTAGE.

KNOWING HOW LUCKY HE IS TO BE ALIVE AFTER WHAT WAS A LOT MORE THAN A CLOSE CALL.

if the bird would have come all the way in, and knocked me unconsicous.

LUCKILY THAT DIDBN'T HAPPEN--

AS WEBER SAFELY LANDS THE PLANE -

HE'S CONGRATULATED BY CONTROL TOWER RADIO.

NATS- SO CALM, GOOD FLYING.

AND MET WITH FIRE ENGINES AS HIS PLANE COMES TO A STOP.

NATS - SIGHS. Return to index of stories...


BIRD IN COCKPIT-TAG


ACCORDING TO THE F-A-A --

LAST YEAR ALONE, THERE WERE NEARLY 11-THOUSAND ANIMAL STRIKES, AT 650 AIRPORTS, NATIONWIDE.

RESEARCH SHOWS, MAJORITY OF BIRD STRIKES HAPPENED DURING LANDING. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE GOVERNMENT GONE-VOWIPE


NO SIGN OF POLICE-

AND THEIR PRESIDENT-

GONE-

SATURDAY-

UKRAINE'S PARLIAMENT VOTED TO REMOVE PRESIDENT VIKTOR YANUKOVICH.

THE VOTE CAME HOURS AFTER YANUKOVICH ABANDONED HIS OFFICE.

PARLIAMENT DECLARED HIM CONSTITUTIONALLY UNABLE TO CARRY OUT HIS DUTIES AND CALLED FOR AN EARLY ELECTION ON MAY 25TH. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE GOVERNMENT GONE-SOTVO


Byte: "We are witnessing the collapse of dictatorship, but the idea is to start the creation of a new Ukraine based on human rights and human dignity."

EARLIER IN THE DAY, YANUKOVICH SAID HE WOULD NOT RESIGN OR LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND CHARACTERIZED THE ACTIONS OF PARLIAMENT AS "ILLEGAL." Return to index of stories...


CONTROVERSIAL ARIZONA BILL-VOWIPE


ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN BREWER HAS YET TO SAY WHETHER SHE'LL SIGN INTO LAW A CONTROVERSIAL BILL PASSED THIS WEEK BY HER STATE'S LEGISLATURE.

IT'S CALLED "THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT". BUT OPPONENTS DUBBED IT THE "RIGHT TO DISCRIMINATE BILL."

IT WOULD ALLOW BUSINESS OWNERS. BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. TO DENY SERVICE TO GAYS AND LESBIANS. Return to index of stories...


CONTROVERSIAL ARIZONA BILL-SOTVO


"It feels like it opens the door for discrimination in a huge, broad spectrum the way the bill is written. We could be kicked out of a restaurant."

THIS COMES NEARLY 4 YEARS AFTER ARIZONA PASSED A CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION LAW. THAT WAS SIGNED BY THE SAME GOVERNOR. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION BACKLOG-OC-TRX-VO


AND THE PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LAST YEAR CAUSED LONG DELAYS FOR THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRATION HEARINGS.

THE HEARINGS DETERMINE IF IMMIGRANTS WHO ENTERED THE U-S ILLEGALLY SHOULD BE DEPORTED OR ALLOWED TO STAY.

E-MAILS SHOW MORE THAN 37-THOUSAND HEARINGS WERE DELAYED WHILE FEDERAL OFFICES WERE CLOSED.

BECAUSE OF BACKLOGGED COURTS, MANY OF THE HEARINGS WON'T BE RESCHEDULED UNTIL NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DRUGLORD ARRESTED-VOWIPE


HE'S THE WORLDS TOP DRUG DEALER.

THIS MORNING.

MEXICO HAS CAPTURED ITS MOST-WANTED MAN, DRUG KINGPIN JOAQUIN GUZMAN, KNOWN AS "EL CHAPO".

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID THAT GUZMAN WAS CAPTURED SATURDAY IN NORTHWESTERN MEXICO. AFTER A MONTHS-LONG OPERATION WITH HELP FROM CERTAIN U-S AGENCIES.

AFTER A NEWS BRIEFING, GUZMAN WAS ESCORTED BY SOLDIERS AND PUT ABOARD A FEDERAL POLICE HELICOPTER. Return to index of stories...


CARBON MONOCIDE POISONING-VO


NEW THIS MORNING-

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND 28 OTHERS WERE TAKEN TO LOCAL HOSPITALS SATURDAY, DUE TO CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING AT A LONG ISLAND MALL.

IT HAPPEEND SHORTLY AFTER 6 P-M.

THE INITIAL CALL WAS FOR A WOMAN WHO HAD FALLEN AND HURT HER HEAD.

THE CAUSE OF THE LEAK REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION--

BUT POLICE SUSPECT THE LEAK ORIGINATED IN AND WAS CONTAINED TO THE BASEMENT AREA OF THE MALL. Return to index of stories...


CHICAGO GAS EXPLOSION-VO-WIPE


A GAS EXPLOSION AT A HOME IN CHICAGO CAUSED A FIRE THAT INJURED TWO WOMEN.

THE BLAST HAPPENED IN THIS TWO-STORY HOUSE SATURDAY MORNING -- ITS FORCE BLEW OUT THE WEST WALL OF THE BUILDING.

TWO WOMEN IN THEIR 20S WERE TAKEN TO AN AREA HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS- TO CRITICAL CONDITION.

INVESTIGATORS ARE FOCUSING ON THE KITCHEN GAS LINES.

THE CENTURY OLD BUILDING WILL HAVE TO BE TORN DOWN. Return to index of stories...


CLEVELAND WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS


FOR A WHILE SATURDAY IT LOOKED LIKE THERE WERE FREE CAR WASHES ON AN OHIO INTERSTATE.

BUT IT WASN'T SUCH A PLEASANT SURPRISE AFTERALL. IT WAS A WATER MAIN BREAK POURING DOWN FROM AN OVERPASS.

THE INTERSTATE WAS SHUTDOWN FOR SEVERAL HOURS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LOOK AHEAD-VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

TO TUESDAY-

THERE WILL BE A HEARING ON THE COLLIER COUNTY OIL DRILLING DEBATE.

THE MEETING WILL FOCUS ON THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY'S PLANS TO DRILL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

2 COMPANIES NOW HAVE PENDING EXPLORATION APPLICATIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

BURNETT OIL INCORPORATED OUT OF TEXAS AND TOCALLA INCORPORATED.

PROTESTORS SAY IT'S CAUSE FOR SERIOUS ENVIRONMNETAL CONCERN,

BUT STUDIES SHOW THE DRILLING WILL BE SAFE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO


ALSO LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS WEEK-

WE'LL FIND OUT WHAT THE NEW FIRE ASSESSMENT RATES WILL BE FOR RESIDENTS IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE CONTROVERSIAL FEES COMES IN THE WAKE OF A FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.

LEHIGH ACRES IS GOVERNED BY LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,

BUT RESIDENTS PAY FOR THEIR OWN FIRE DISTRICT.

THE PROBLEM?

SO MANY PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN PAYING THAT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO OPERATE.

FIRE LEADERS SAY IF YOU DON'T PAY THE FEE-

INSURANCE RATES WILL GO UP EVEN HIGHER. Return to index of stories...


ANNE FRANK'S CHILDHOOD FRIEND-CG


SHE'S THE CHILDHOOD FRIEND OF ANNE FRANK.

AND ON MONDAY-

SHE'S GOING TO BE IN NAPLES.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE RITZ CARLTON GOLF RESORT.

ALL FAITHS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESENTATION.

IT'S A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT FROM EVA SCHLOSS-

WHO KNEW ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING FIGURES IN OUR HISTORY.

IT STARTS TOMORROW AT 7:30 P-M. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR---


IT'S DOWN TO THE LAST DAY!

THE FIGHT FOR THE METAL COUNT IN SOCHI!

ABC7 HAS YOU COVERED.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE OSCARS?

IF NOT- HOW YOU CAN CATCH UP!

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


TZ4 A SOCHI-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B OSCARS-VOTOPS


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LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT


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MAIN WEATHER


Our Sunday morning will get off to a mild and muggy start with temperatures in the upper 60s. Just like yesterday, we'll see areas if patchy fog, which could become dense reducing visibilities in some spots to less than 1/4 of a mile. The front that draped itself across the peninsula has lifted a bit to the north and will continue to fizzle out. That means once the fog erodes we'll see more sunshine during the day, but our overall weather pattern will stay very warm and humid with highs in the middle 80s. Our beach and coastal locations will be a few degrees cooler, as a result of the cooler gulf waters and a developing west coast seabreeze. The vast majority of us will stay dry, however an isolated shower or two will be possible across our inland communities.

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 areas of fog by sunrise Monday.

A slight chance for a few isolated showers will remain in the forecast for Monday and into early next week. Morning lows will stay in the 60s, while daytime temperatures climb into the 80s under a mix of sun and clouds. By midweek, 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 to middle 70s with a few cool mornings with lows in the upper 50s°. Our skies look to stay fairly cloudy through Saturday with a few showers. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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SWAMP CABBAGE-VO


LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO ON THIS GORGEOUS SUNDAY?

ABC-7 ALWAYS HAS YOU COVERED-

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

SATURDAY-

THERE WAS A 5K RACE AND CAR SHOW.

TODAY-

YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SAMPLE SWAMP CABBAGE, AND GATOR TAIL. WHILE WATCHING ARMADILLO RACES, AND THE RODEO, Return to index of stories...


BARK RIVERSIDE-SSTOPS


HAPPENING IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S THE FOURTH ANNUAL BARK IN RIVERSIDE PARK.

THERE WILL BE MANY SPECIAL EVENTS-

INCLUDING A PET TRICKS CONTEST.A PET OWNER LOOK ALIKE CONTEST.AND A SILENT AUCTION WITH MANY GREAT PRIZES.

IT STARTS AT 11 A-M.

GOES UNTIL 3 P-M. Return to index of stories...


WATCH THE OSCAR MOVIES-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 FIVE--


BIEBER FEVER IS SPREADING LIKE A DISEASE!

ONE THAT NO ONE WANTS.

THE PROTESTS TO STOP THE TEEN HEARTHROWBS MOVE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) BIEBER-VOTOPS


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OLYMPICS LATEST-POP


THE 2014 SOCHI OLYMPICS WILL WRAP UP LATER TODAY WITH JUST A FEW FINAL EVENTS BEFORE THE CLOSING CEREMONIES.

SATURDAY WAS THE LAST FULL DAY OF COMPETITION AND WHAT A DISAPPOINTING DAY IT WAS FOR AMERICAN ATHLETES.

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE GAMES BEGAN --

TEAM USA FAILED TO GET A MEDAL. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPICS LATEST-PKG


SCRIPT:

ONE DAY AFTER THAT HEARTBREAKING LOSS TO CANADA FOR THE GOLD, THE U-S

MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM FACED OFF AGAINST FINLAND FOR A SHOT AT THE BRONZE. BUT

THE AMERICANS WERE NO MATCH FOR THE THREE-TIME DEFENDING OLYMPIC CHAMPS.

43-YEAR-OLD SIX TIME OLYMPIAN TEEMU SELANNE SCORE TWO GOALS TO LEAD THE

FINNS TO A 5-NOTHING SHUTOUT OF THE U-S.

sot

Joe Pavelski / US Hockey Player

"YOU LOSE LIKE THAT IT'S REALLY TOUGH. IT'S ONE YOU'LL THINK ABOUT NOT ONLY

TONIGHT, TOMORROW, THE NEXT WEEK BUT YOU'LL THINK ABOUT IT FOR A REALLY LONG

TIME."

AMERICAN TED LIGETY---FRESH OFF OF WINNING THE GOLD IN THE GIANT

SLALOM-- COULDN'T MEDAL IN THE SLALOM. LIGETY WAS IN SIXTH PLACE AFTER THE

FIRST RUN. BUT HE SKIED OFF COURSE AND FAILED TO FINISH THE SECOND

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS AMERICANS DID NOT MEDAL IN ANY OF A DOZEN

SPEEDSKATING EVENTS. IN FACT, SHANI DAVIS--WHO WON GOLD AND SILVER AT THE

LAST TWO OLYMPICS--DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP FOR THE LAST EVENT-- THE TEAM PURSUIT

. THE U-S MEN PLACED SEVENTH. THE WOMEN SIXTH-- THE BEST U-S SPEEDSKATING

FINISH IN SOCHI.

AMERICAN-BORN VIC WILD WON HIS SECOND GOLD MEDAL OF THE GAMES IN PARALLEL

SLALOM SNOWBOARDING----A NEW ENTRY IN THE OLYMPICS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A

VICTORY FOR THE U-S AND WOULD HAVE KEPT THE U-S MEDAL-A-DAY WIN STREAK GOING

. BUT WILD COMPETES FOR RUSSIA AND IS MARRIED TO THE RUSSIAN OLYMPIC BRONZE

SNOWBOARD MEDALIST.

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KEEP BIEBER OUT-VO-WIPE


JUSTIN BIEBER IS LOOKING TO MOVE TO ATALANTA-

AND NEIGHBORS AREN'T HAPPY ABOUT IT.

ABOUT A HUNDRED BUCKHEAD RESIDENTS HAVE JOINED A FACEBOOK GROUP PROTESTING BIEBER'S POSSIBLE HOME PURCHASE.

THEY PLAN TO CIRCULATE A PETITION ASKING THE BAD-BOY POP STAR TO STAY OUT.

NEIGHBORS ARE AFRAID BIEBER'S RECENT TRACK RECORD OF CAUSING TROUBLE WILL DRIVE DOWN PROPERTY VALUES. Return to index of stories...


KEEP BIEBER OUT-SOTVO


:17 - "If anything, because he's so young, maybe he has more to learn than some of us who are aged. But we expect him, if he moves to Buckhead, we expect him to obey the laws like everybody else does."

MASSELL IS A FORMER MAYOR OF ATLANTA.

BIEBER IS SUPPOSEDLY TOURING A BUCKHEAD PROPERTY EARLY MONDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SAM COMBINE-OC-SOTVO-OC


HISTORY WAS MADE SATURDAY AT THE N-F-L COMBINE AS THE FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER SPEAKS TO THE MEDIA.

S/ Michael Sam/NFL Prospect :13

"I've been in locker rooms where all kinds of slurs have been said. And I don't think anyone means it. They're I think a little naive. even uneducated. But as time goes on, everyone will adapt."

MICHAEL SAM IS EXPECTED TO BE DRAFTED IN THE MIDDLE ROUNDS, HE WOULD BECOME THE FIRST OPENLY GAY ATHLETE ON AN NFL ROSTER.

AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW. SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD SAMMY WATKINS WILL STEP ON THE STAGE TODAY FOR HIS WORKOUT. Return to index of stories...


POPE BENEDICT SURPRISE APPEARANCE-VO


FORMER POPE BENEDICT MADE A SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT THE VATICAN. WHILE HIS SUCCESSOR POPE FRANCIS INSTALLED 19 NEW CARDINALS.

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME BENEDICT ATTENDED A PAPAL CEREMONY SINCE HE RESIGNED FROM THE PAPACY LAST YEAR.

HE SAT QUIETLY WEARING A LONG WHITE OVERCOAT IN THE FRONT ROW OF SAINT PETER'S BASILICA.

DESPITE BEING ASKED NOT TO CLAP, BENEDICT RECEIVED A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) BONITA SPRINGS MURDER SUICIDE-VOTOPS


YOU'RE TIME RIGHT NOW --

LET'S TAKE A LOOK A THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES --

A DEATH INVESTIGATION TURNS INTO A MURDER SUICIDE IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT HAPPENED AT THIS HOME ON LEE COURT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY - RAY HAMPTON WALKED INTO THE HOUSE AND

SHOT HIS ESTRANGED WIFE TERESA HAMPTON.

THEN HE TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT-

THE COUPLE HAD DOMESTIC ISSUES IN THE PAST.

THE TWO WERE NOT CURRENTLY TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CRIMESTOPPERS TARGET THIEF-SSTOPS(3)


TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THESE SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS --

DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO FIND THIS GUY --

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TOOK MORE THAN 2-THOUSANDS DOLLARS WORTH OF HIGH END CAMERAS AND VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN HIT AT LEAST TWO TARGET STORES IN OUR AREA.

ONCE, BACK IN DECEMBER AT GULF COAST TOWN CENTER.

THE MOST RECENT THEFT -- AT THE TARGET ON SAN CARLOS BOULEVARD.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CANCER KID SURPRISE-VOTOPS


NINE YEAR OLD JAY APONTE IS HEADED TO A BIG EVENT TODAY -- THE DAYTONA 500.

JAY IS BATTLING LEUKEMIA.

HE GOT HIS GIFT AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WINE AND FOOD FEST.

HE ALSO PAINTED A PICUTRE THEY AUCTIONED OFF.

AND GET THIS -- HIS PAINTING OF CARS RAISED 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

JAY AND HIS MOM WILL FLY IN A PRIVATE PLANE TO DAYTONA THIS MORNING.

ONCE THEY ARRIVE, HE'LL MEET SOME OF THE DRIVERS AND GET TO RIDE IN A CAR FOR A LAP BEFORE THE RACE BEGINS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) PITBULL RESCUE-SSTOPS, VO


IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO ADOPT A PET --

HOW ABOUT THIS PIBULL HEATHER?

SHE'S LOOKING FOR A HOME AFTER RECOVERING FROM HER INJURIES.

THIS WAS HER ON FEBRUARY 5TH,

COVERED IN SORES AND SUFFERING FROM HEARTWORM.

HEATHER AND HER PARTNER HAROLD WERE DROPPED OFF AT ANIMAL SERVICES BY A MAN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

HAROLD. DIDN'T SURVIVE.

THE MAN WHO LEFT THEM. STILL HASN'T BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THERE'S A 5 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TS5) BIRD V PLANE-VOTOPS


SHEER TERROR --

THAT'S HOW A LOCAL PILOT DESCRIBES THE MOMENTS WHEN A BIRD FLEW STRAIGHT INTO HIS WINDSHIELD.

ROBERT WEBER WAS FLYING INTO PAGE FIELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

AFTER HE RADIOED INTO THE CONTROL TOWER - A BIRD SLAMMED INTO THE WINDSHIELD.

IT SENT GLASS AND FEATHERS FLYING.

WEBER SAYS HIS TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. HELPED HIM LAND THE PLANE SAFELY. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

THANKS FOR JOINING US--

MORE LOCAL NEWS IN 30 MINUTES.

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


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