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DIRECTORS PAGE NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES TEASE TWO
HL 1) 15 DOGS RESCUED-VOTOPS TZ2 SPRING POLLEN ISSUES-SOTVO
HL 2) BUS STOP SCARE-VOTOPS TZ2 OBAMA MEN OF COLOR-SOTVO
HL 3) JOHN MORGAN-VOTOPS WX TEASE-WXWALL
FIRST WX-CLIP WEATHER-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
BOMB THREAT COLLIER COUNTY-OTS-ZM WEATHER-WXWALL
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP SPRING POLLEN ISSUES-2SHOT-VO
15 DOGS RESCUED-VOTOPS-2SH-PUSH-SS(2) SPRING POLLEN ISSUES-SOTVO
15 DOGS RESCUED-SOTVO OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-WIPE-VOTOPS
BUS STOP SCARE-OTS-VO OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-SOTVO
BUS STOP SCARE-SOTVO CAPE BIKE PATHS REPORTABLE-OTS
JOHN MORGAN EXCLUSIVE-TC-VO OBAMA MEN OF COLOR-2SHOT-VO
JOHN MORGAN EXCLUSIVE-SOTVO PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN DEADLINE-OTS
FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-TRX-VOTOPS SWFL LEE CO FAIR-OC-VO-BNR
FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP TEASE THREE-POP
GOLDEN GATE BODY FOUND-OTS-SS TZ3 A-VO-DISS
FMB CRIME ALERT-TRX-SS(3) TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-EANIBOX-VOFULL 11PM TZ1) MOTHERS AGAINST MURDER-VOTOPS-WIPE
SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-SOTVO 11PM TZ2) PETS EATING POT-SOTVO
CARNIVAL LAWSUIT-OTS-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DIST 19 CONGRESSIONAL FORUMS-2SHOT-SS RED SOX-POPMON
TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP RED SOX-VOTOPS
75 DIRECT CONNECT-SSTOPS RED SOX-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP SIZEMORE-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- SIZEMORE-SOTTOPS
TZ1 VENICE CONTRACTOR-SSTOPS JETER-VOTOPS
TZ1 HERNANDEZ JAIL ISOLATION-VOTOPS HONDA CLASSIC-POPMON
HERNANDEZ JAIL ISOLATION-TRX-VOTOPS HONDA CLASSIC-VOTOPS
HOLMES TRIAL DATE SET-WIPE-VOTOPS HONDA CLASSIC-SOTTOPS
ROBERT LITTLE CHARGED-WIPE-SSTOPS FGCU WOMEN-VIDBOX
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
COLLIER CAR BREAK INS-OTS FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
COLLIER SEX BATTERY ARREST-2SHOT-SS MATT ELAM-VOTOPS
VENICE CONTRACTOR ARREST-OTS-SS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


A HORRIFIC CASE OF ANIMAL HOARDING--

15 ANIMALS FOUND LIVING IN THEIR OWN FILTH--

NOW AT 7--

THE TIP THAT LED INVESTIGATORS TO THIS NORTH FORT MYERS HOME.

PLUS --

BUS STOP SCARE!

A MAN TRIES TO SNATCH A 14-YEAR OLD AT HER LEE COUNTY BUS STOP.

NOW AT 7--

THE ONE WORD HER MOM TAUGHT HER THAT LIKELY SAVED HER.

MORGAN'S MESSAGE--

THIS WELL KNOWN ATTORNEY BRINGS HIS PASSION FOR HIS MISSION TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA TO THE PEOPLE--

NOW AT 7--

WHAT HE'S TELLING HIS CRITICS TONIGHT.

ABC 7 NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) 15 DOGS RESCUED-VOTOPS


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HL 2) BUS STOP SCARE-VOTOPS


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HL 3) JOHN MORGAN-VOTOPS


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FIRST WX-CLIP


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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BOMB THREAT COLLIER COUNTY-OTS-ZM


WE'VE ALSO WATCHING BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT AT SEVEN.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONFIRMS --

THEY'RE INVESTIGATING A BOMB THREAT RIGHT NOW.

IT'S UNFOLDING ON AIRPORT PULLING ROAD BETWEEN DAVIS AND U-S 41.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CALL CAME INTO SAINT MATTHEW'S HOUSE --

THE CALLER SAYING THERE IS A BOMB IN THE BUILDING AT "JUSTIN'S PLACE" SOUP KITCHEN.

RIGHT NOW MEMBERS OF THE REGIONAL BOMB SQUAD AND LEE COUNTY BOMB DOGS ARE THERE.

THREE BUILDINGS ARE EVACUATED RIGHT NOW--

JUSTIN'S PLACE SOUP KITCHEN--

EAST NAPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH--

AND THE COLLIER GOVERNMENT CENTER.

THIS HAS ALSO CLOSED SOME ROADS.

ALL LANES OF TRAFFIC IN BOTH DIRECTIONS OF AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD BETWEEN U.S. 41 AND FRANCIS AVENUE ARE CLOSED.

ABC 7 IS SENDING CREWS TO THE SCENE--

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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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15 DOGS RESCUED-VOTOPS-2SH-PUSH-SS(2)


OUR BIG STORY AT SEVEN --

15 DOGS RESCUED FROM HORRIBLE LIVING CONDITIONS IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMALS SERVICES SAYS ITS A HEARTBREAKING CASE OF ANIMAL HOARDING.

AND TOMORROW --

THE MAJORITY OF THESE DOGS WILL BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION.

TONIGHT -- LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICE WORKERS ARE CALLING THIS A CASE OF ANIMAL HOARDING.

AN ANONYMOUS TIP BROUGHT OFFICERS TO THE NORTH FORT MYERS HOUSE.

THE OWNER SURRENDERED THE DOGS. Return to index of stories...


15 DOGS RESCUED-SOTVO


The conditions were squalled to say the least." Lt. Tony Backhurst, Lee Co. DAS

--BUTT SOT--

"They've never know in from the out, I mean there's a strong ammonia smell in the house, living among there own feces, yeah its less than ideal."

THERE IS A LINK ON ABC-7.COM ABOUT HOARDING.

CHARGES ARE PENDING IN THIS CASE.

SOME OF THESE DOGS COULD BE READY FOR ADOPTION AS EARLY AS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP SCARE-OTS-VO


OUR OTHER BIG STORY, TONIGHT --

A LEE COUNTY TEEN SAYS A MAN TRIED TO LURE HER INTO HIS CAR --

AFTER SHE GOT OFF THE SCHOOL BUS.

IT HAPPENED WEDNESDAY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF MANTANZAS AND ALBATROSS.

THE 14-YEAR-OLD SAYS A MAN ASKED TO GIVE HER A RIDE.

SHE SAID NO.

THE MAN THEN SAID -- "YOURE GOING TO GET ONE".

THAT'S WHEN SHE THREW HER BACKPACK, AND RAN TO A NEIGHBOR'S HOME.

THERE -- SHE BANGED ON THE DOOR, YELLING "FIRE!"

HER MOTHER SAYS SHE'S GLAD SHE TOOK THE TIME TO TEACH HER DAUGHTER WHAT TO DO --

DURING A SCARY SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


BUS STOP SCARE-SOTVO


Margaret Rivera

Mother of Victim

41:32 and banged on the door yelling "fire fire" so that they would come out 41:35

41:39 because everyone wants to see whats on fire nobody wants to get in your help business 41:44

SHE CALLED HER MOM TO PICK HER UP.

HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT.

THE MOST DISTINCTIVE FEATURE --

SIDEBURNS BUT NO FACIAL HAIR.

THE CAR HE WAS DRIVING IS FOUR DOORS --

LIGHT GREEN OR TEAL IN COLOR. Return to index of stories...


JOHN MORGAN EXCLUSIVE-TC-VO


ALL NEW TONIGHT --

THE MAN LEADING THE CHARGE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA STOPPED IN FORT MYERS.

HIGH PROFILE ATTORNEY JOHN MORGAN SAT DOWN WITH ABC-7 - TO TALK ABOUT THE FIGHT.

HE'S IN TOWN FOR A TIGER BAY CLUB EVENT.

MORGAN PUSHED BACKED CRITICISM THAT HE'S FUNDING THE EFFORT TO HELP HIS FRIEND CHARLE CRIST WIN BACK THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.

HE ARGUES THIS ABOUT ALLOWING PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM DEBILITATING ILLNESSES AN ALTERNATIVE CHOICE. Return to index of stories...


JOHN MORGAN EXCLUSIVE-SOTVO


John Morgan, Attorney

1235 "350,000 people will benefit day one. That's not my figures. That's the state of Florida. This is a mission of mercy. It has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with medicine."

OPPONENTS FEAR LEGALIZATION WILL LEAD TO ABUSE.

THEY ARGUE CHILDREN WILL START TO ACCEPT THE DRUG.

THEY ALSO SUGGEST THE AMENDMENTS WORDING WILL ALLOW ANYONE WHO CLAIMS TO BE SICK TO GET MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

A COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNITY IS DECIDING WHETHER TO BAN HOMEOWNERS FROM SMOKING ON THEIR OWN PROPERTY.

IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE LAGUNA VILLAGE IN FIDDLERS CREEK OFF 9-51.

AT A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETING -- SEVERAL RESIDENTS COMPLAINED ABOUT THE SMOKE WAFTING FROM ONE LANAI TO ANOTHER.

NOW, THE BOARD IS CONSIDERING BANNING SMOKING ON ALL PROPERTIES AND COMMON AREAS IN THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


FIDDLER'S CREEK SMOKING-SOTVO


Leslie/Laguna Village Homeowner

"I'm sure initially no one thought this would be such a problem for someone but it actually really is and it effects peoples health."

--BUTT SOT--

Ellen Cantor/Laguna Village Homeowner

"They make the decision and that's what their elected to do. make decisions for the whole. It's a tough one, it really is."

RESIDENTS SAY THE BOARD WILL POLL HOMEOWNERS AND LET THEM WEIGH IN ON THE DECISION.

WE TRIED REACHING OUT TO THE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BUT NO ONE CALLED US BACK. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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GOLDEN GATE BODY FOUND-OTS-SS


DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING INTO A DEATH OF A MAN --

FOUND INSIDE A CAR TODAY.

AUTHORITIES WERE CALLED TO THE ACE HARDWARE STORE -- ON GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY.

SOMEONE WAS SMELLING A FOUL ODOR.

DEPUTIES CAME OUT AND FOUND THE MAN'S BODY IN A CAR.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO THIS MAN IS.

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FMB CRIME ALERT-TRX-SS(3)


AUTHORITIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE MAN THEY SAY, STOLE A LAPTOP, LEFT IN AN EMPLOYEE BREAKROOM, ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT ALL HAPPENED AT THE PUBLILX GROCERY STORE, ALONG ESTERO BOULEVARD.

THAT'S WHEN THIS DUO WALKED DIRECTLY TO THE BREAKROOM, AND TOOK THE LAPTOP BAG, WIITH OTHER ELECTRONICS, TOTALLING 46-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

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


SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-EANIBOX-VOFULL


IT'S BEING REFERRED TO AS A GHOST SHIP.

NO ONE WAS ON-BOARD A SAILBOAT THAT SLAMMED INTO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY OVERNIGHT

THE BOAT WAS SPOTTED LODGED AGAINST THE CAUSEWAY EARLY THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT OFFICIALS SAY THIS IS HAPPENING TO OFTEN.

SAILORS NEED TO LOOK FOR ABANDONED BOATS LIKE THIS.

THE BOAT DID NOT CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO THE CAUSEWAY. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BOAT VS CAUSEWAY-SOTVO


2:29:25 We've seen a growing trend of sailboats I think it may be because of a big boom of fiberglass sailboat production tha carried through the 80s and 90s.

ABC7 DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND THAT LAST YEAR THERE WERE 60 ABANDONED BOATS FOUND IN LEE COUNTY.

CREWS TOWED THE SAILBOAT TO THE PUNTA RASA BOAT LAUNCH.

COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIND THE OWNER. Return to index of stories...


CARNIVAL LAWSUIT-OTS-VO


A GROUP OF PASSENGERS FROM THE ILL-FATED CARNIVAL TRUIMPH DISASTER -- ARE SUING THE CRUISE LINE.

THAT SHIP WAS STRANDED IN OPEN WATERS FOR SEVERAL DAYS LAST YEAR.

WE'RE LEARNING TONIGHT --

A CAPE CORAL WOMAN IS JOINING THE FIGHT.

IN COURT TODAY --

PASSENGERS LIKE HER TOLD STORIES OF THE TRAUMA THEY ENDURED.

MANY CALLED THE DISABLED TRIUMPH "A FLOATING TOILET, A FLOATING PETRI DISH, A FLOATING HELL."

THE COURT IS EXPECTED TO HEAR PASSENGER ACCOUNTS, BEFORE WRAPPING UP NEXT WEEK --

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DIST 19 CONGRESSIONAL FORUMS-2SHOT-SS


ALL NEW AT SEVEN --

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIZENS' ALLIANCE IS HOSTING A SERIES OF PUBLIC FORUMS FOR CANDIDATES LOOKING TO REPLACE FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

IT'S ALL AHEAD OF A SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION IN JUNE.

HERE'S A LIST OF THE CANDIDATE FORUMS.

ORGANIZERS SAY IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CANDIDATES TO SHARE THEIR POSITIONS.

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TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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75 DIRECT CONNECT-SSTOPS


MORE ROAD WORK FOR THE I-75 DIRECT CONNECT TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

STARTING AT NINE TONIGHT --

TO FIVE TOMORROW MORNING, THE OUTSIDE WESTBOUND LANE OF TERMINAL ACCESS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED.

CREWS WILL ALSO CLOSE LANES ON I-75 SO THEY CAN WIDEN THE ROAD AND WORK ON THE BRIDGE OVER THE INTERSTATE.

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TEASE ONE---------


INVESTIGATORS IN VENICE CAUGHT ON TO THIS MAN'S ELABORATE SCHEME.

NEW TONIGHT -- HOW DEPUTIES SAY, THE CONTRACTOR DUPED CUSTOMERS OUT OF NEARLY HALF-OF-A-MILLION DOLLARS.

PLUS -- A FORMER FLORIDA GATOR FOOTBALL PLAYER WILL BE VERY LONELY.

WHY AARON HERNANDEZ -- AWAITING HIS MURDER TRIAL -- WILL SPEND AN GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.

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TZ1 VENICE CONTRACTOR-SSTOPS


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TZ1 HERNANDEZ JAIL ISOLATION-VOTOPS


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HERNANDEZ JAIL ISOLATION-TRX-VOTOPS


TONIGHT FORMER GATOR FOOTBALL PLAYER AARON HERNANDEZ FACES MORE TROUBLE.

HERNANDEZ IS NOW SPENDING 30 DAYS IN AN ISOLATED CELL AFTER GUARDS SAY HE ATTACKED ANOTHER INMATE.

THEY SAY THE TWO WERE TAUNTING EACH OTHER AND HERNANDEZ WENT AFTER THE INMATE WHO WAS CUFFED AT THE TIME.

HERNANDEZ FACES CHARGES FOR MURDERING HIS FRIEND, ODIN LLOYD.

HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND IS AWAITING TRIAL.

HERNANDEZ PLAYED IN THE N-F-L FOR THE PATRIOTS. Return to index of stories...


HOLMES TRIAL DATE SET-WIPE-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

THE MAN CHARGED FOR KILLING 12 PEOPLE AND INJURING 70 MORE IN A COLORADO MOVIE THEATER SHOULD GO TO TRIAL IN OCTOBER.

PROSECUTORS SAY JAMES HOLMES OPENED FIRE IN THE AURORA THEATER IN JULY OF 2012.

HE PLEADED **NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY.

LAST WEEK, A JUDGE ORDERED A NEW PSYCHIATRIC EVAULATION AFTER RULING THE FIRST ONE WAS "INADEQUATE." Return to index of stories...


ROBERT LITTLE CHARGED-WIPE-SSTOPS


IN LEE COUNTY --

THIS FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A LITTLE BOY HAS BEEN FORMALLY CHARGED AND WILL BE IN COURT NEXT WEEK.

ROBERT LITTLE WAS A VOLUNTEER AT ST FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH IN FORT MYERS AND LIVED IN A CHURCH-OWNED PROPERTY WHEN HE WAS ACCUSED.

HIS ALLEGED VICTIM TOLD HIS MOM LITTLE TOUCHED HIM INAPPROPRIATELY ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION.

LITTLE WAS EVICTED FROM HIS HOME EARLIER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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COLLIER CAR BREAK INS-OTS


THERE'S A DEVELOPING CRIME ALERT IN COLLIER COUNTY --

DEPUTIES ARE ONCE AGAIN REMINDING MEMBERS TO LOCK THEIR VEHICLES, FOLLOWING A SPIKE IN CAR BURGLARIES.

DEPUTIES SAY -- BURGLARS ARE GOING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE, TUGGING ON DOOR HANDLES AND TARGETING UNLOCKED VEHICLES.

ONCE INSIDE -- THEY SAY, THE CRROKS STEAL ANYTHING FROM LOOSE CHANGE, TO ELECTRONICS -- RANSACKING THE CAR DURING THE PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SEX BATTERY ARREST-2SHOT-SS


ALSO IN COLLIER COUNTY -- A SUSPECTED RAPIST, IS BEHIND BARS, TONIGHT.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THE EAST NAPLES MAN, WEDNESDAY AFTER A WOMAN SAYS HE BEAT AND RAPED HER.

SHE SAYS SHE'S KNOWS WILLIE LESTER THROUGH A PREVIOUS INTIMATE ENCOUNTER.

ON TUESDAY SHE SAYS THE TWO STARTED FIGHTING THEN HE BEAT AND RAPED HER.

TONIGHT LESTER'S IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND FOR VIOLATING PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


VENICE CONTRACTOR ARREST-OTS-SS


NEW TONIGHT FROM SARASOTA --

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE OWNER OF A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY STOLE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM CUSTOMERS.

TERRENCE REAM OWNS TERRY REAM CONSTRUCTION IN VENICE.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS HE TOOK MORE THAN 285-THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM ABOUT A DOZEN HOMEOWNERS.

IN EIGHT CASES, THEY SAY HE STOLE AN ADDITIONAL 4-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM CUSTOMERS.

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TEASE TWO


10:30 this is the first i've noticed it, this past week. 10:33when i came out there was just a yellow dusting on the hood 36

IT'S POLLEN SEASON.

TONIGHT -- WE'RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT WHY POLLEN LEVELS ARE HIGHER THAN NORMAL --

AND, WHAT DOCTORS ARE RECOMMENDING FOR THOSE AFFECTED.

PLUS THIS --

It is as important as any issue that I work on. It's an issue that goes to the very heart of why I -- I ran for president.

PRESIDENT OBAMA -- ROLLING OUT A NEW INICIATIVE TO HELP YOUNG MEN OF COLOR, RECEIVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCEED.

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TZ2 SPRING POLLEN ISSUES-SOTVO


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TZ2 OBAMA MEN OF COLOR-SOTVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Clouds and cooler air filtered into Southwest Florida Thursday, with highs only in the low 70s. Rain showers are developing in the Gulf of Mexico, and these showers will push into the area through the evening time frame. The showers should slowly diminish overnight, with lows in the mid 50s.

More sunshine is on the way for Friday. We'll see partly cloudy skies through the daytime hours, with highs in the mid 70s. Overnight lows will again be cool, with temps in the mid 50s.

The weekend still looks great across the area. Expect plenty of sunshine both days with low humidity values. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s, with temps on Sunday in the low to mid 80s.

The nice weather continues into next week. A few more clouds will appear starting Monday, with highs in the mid 80s. Dry weather continues into Tuesday, with temps in the low 80s.

Our next storm system will likely arrive midweek, which will bring a good chance of showers and possibly storms to the area. Return to index of stories...


SPRING POLLEN ISSUES-2SHOT-VO


IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN -- ALLEGERY SEASON.

ALLERGY SUFFERERS LIKELY HAVE THOSE ITCHY EYES RIGHT NOW.

ABC7 FOUND OUT TREE POLLEN IS ESPECIALLY HIGH THIS WEEK.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE YELLOW POLLEN ON YOUR CAR?

THAT COMES FROM PINE TREES.

ANOTHER SOURCE IS ALMOST INVISIBLE.

IT COMES FROM BLOSSOMING OAK TREES. Return to index of stories...


SPRING POLLEN ISSUES-SOTVO


Bob Taylor

Punta Gorda

42:57 i get a lot of itching in my eyes, itching in my skin, a lot of skin irritation 43:02 it gets into my lungs also and i get kind of plugged up. 06

DOCTORS SAY OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINE AND NASAL SPRAY WILL HELP.

TREE POLLEN LEVELS DROP AFTER APRIL. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-WIPE-VOTOPS


WE'RE GETTING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A SPECIAL HEARING TODAY, UP A PROPOSED OIL DRILLING SITE, IN COLLIER COUNTY.

FOR THE PAST THREE DAYS, OIL COMPANY OFFICIALS AND ENVIORNMENTALISTS DEBATED THE PLANNED SITE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE JUDGE WILL NOT MAKE A DECISION UNTIL A STATE COMMITTEE MEETS IN THE NEXT SIX WEEKS.

THAT COMMITTEE WILL ISSUE A RECOMMENDATION. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING OVER-SOTVO


"There appears to be a lot of drilling yet to come in Southwest Florida. Matthew Schwartz, Exec. Director South Florida Wildlands Assoc"

"even if we win There's a high possibility that they're gonna mount a plan and try to come back. So we've got to stop this from happening al together again in this area." Joe Mule', President, Preserve Our Paradise

IT'S BEEN 12 YEARS SINCE THE STATE COMMITTEE HAS HAD TO MEET AND ISSUE A RECOMMENDATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BIKE PATHS REPORTABLE-OTS


ALL NEW SINCE SIX -

A CAPE CORAL BICYCLE GROUP'S DREAM TO MAKE THE CITY MORE BIKE FRIENDLY IS COMING TRUE.

THIS WEEKEND "CAPE CORAL BIKE-PED" WILL CELEBRATE THE FIRST TWO COMPLETE AND INTERCONNECTED BIKE PATHS IN THE CITY.

GROUP MEMBERS TELL US THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS THEY SHOULD FINISH SEVEN ROUTES BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

EVENTUALLY THERE WILL BE 90 MILES OF INTERCONNECTING CYCLING ROUTES IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA MEN OF COLOR-2SHOT-VO


NEW SINCE SIX --

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SPOKE ABOUT HIS OWN STRUGGLES AS A YOUNG MAN.

THE PRESIDENT MADE THE COMMENTS TODAY DURING AN EVENT TO LAUNCH.

IT'S ALL PART OF A NEW PROGRAM, CALLED "MY BROTHER'S KEEPER."

THE INITIATIVE WILL BRING PHILANTHROPIES, BUSINESSES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TOGETHER TO HELP IMPROVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG MEN OF COLOR.

THE PRESIDENT SAID AMERICA HAS BECOME NUMB TO THE HIGH RATES OF POVERTY, INCARCERATION AND OTHER SOCIAL ILLS PLAGUING MEN OF COLOR Return to index of stories...


PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN DEADLINE-OTS


LOOKING AHEAD -

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR A FLORIDA PRE-PAID COLLEGE PLAN AND LOCK IN TUITION AT CURRENT RATES.

THE PLAN OFFERS FAMILIES A TAX-FREE WAY TO PREPAY THE COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

THERE ARE FOUR PLANS TO CHOOSE FROM AND THEY'LL COVER TUITION FOR FLORIDA'S 12 STATE UNIVERSITIES AND 28 COLLEGES. Return to index of stories...


SWFL LEE CO FAIR-OC-VO-BNR


HERE'S SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY --

WITHIN THE PAST HOUR -- GATES TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEE COUNTY FAIR OPENED.

TONIGHT IS THE "SNEAK PEAK" AT THE FAIRGROUNDS ON BAYSHORE ROAD.

TICKETS ARE 12-DOLLARS.

THAT GETS YOU ADMISSION AND RIDES ALL NIGHT.

THE FAIR OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE,

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COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


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TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) MOTHERS AGAINST MURDER-VOTOPS-WIPE


if you know something to please come forward and say that so that we can have justice for these families and not just cry

ONE YEAR -- 9 VICTIMS --

SEVERAL CRIMES -- STILL UNSOLVED.

TONIGHT -- MOTHERS AGAINST MURDER SPEAK OUT IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) PETS EATING POT-SOTVO


his tounge sticks out like, like he's institutionalized.

NOW THAT IT'S LEGAL --

AND LEFT OUT IN THE OPEN --

PETS ARE GETTING AHOLD OF POT IN COLORADO.

THE SCARY SIDE EFFECTS -- AFTER AN ALL NEW SCANDAL. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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RED SOX-POPMON


FENWAY PARK. SITS COLD AND LONELY TODAY. JUST WAITING FOR OPENING DAY TO ROLL AROUND. APRIL 4TH. FENWAY SOUTH. HOWEVER IS ALIVE AND WELL. JETBLUE PARK OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS THE RED SOX ARE PLAYING SOME BALL FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SPRING. AND THEY'RE KICKING THINGS OFF WITH A BUNCH OF COLLEGE GUYS FROM NORTHEASTERN. jet Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-VOTOPS


BIG PAPI. DAVID ORTIZ SUITING UP TODAY.

BOSTON HAD THE D WORKING EARLY. BRANDON WORKMAN GETS THE DOUBLE PLAY BALL. WORKMAN WORKED TWO SCORELESS INNINGS.

STILL NO SCORE IN THE THIRD. AFTER STRIKING OUT DUSTIN PEDROIA. JAMES MULRY GETS ORTIZ, TOO. PAPI BACK TO THE DUGOUT SHAKING HIS HEAD.

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RED SOX-SOTTOPS


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SIZEMORE-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE SOX ARE LOOKING FOR A LEADOFF HITTER.

GRADY SIZEMORE. COULD BE THAT GUY.

SIZEMORE. WAS A 3-TIME ALL-STAR IN CLEVELAND. BEFORE INJURIES BROUGHT HIS CAREER TO A GRINDING HALT. MISSING ALL OF LAST SEASON

GRADY'S TRYING TO RESURECT HIS CAREER IN BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


SIZEMORE-SOTTOPS


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JETER-VOTOPS


IT'S THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR YANKEE GREAT DEREK JETER. WHO WILL RETIRE AFTER THIS SEASON.

TODAY WAS HIS LAST--- FIRST AT BAT OF SPRING TRAINING.

JETER WENT 0-2 AGAINST THE PIRATAES TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HONDA CLASSIC-POPMON


TIGER WOODS MAJORED IN ECONOMICS. SO HE'S GOOD WITH NUMBERS. AND BY HIS MATH. THE'S GOT 10 MORE YEARS TO WIN 4 MORE MAJORS. THAT'S OF COURSE TO TIE JACK NICKLAUS. AND HIS RECORD. 18 MAJORS. BUT BEFORE TIGER CAN PASS JACK. HE'S GOING TO PLAY JACK. WOODS AND THE REST OF THE PGA TOUR. PLAYING THE HONDA CLASSIC. ON A JACK NICKLAUS COURSE. THE PGA NATIONAL Return to index of stories...


HONDA CLASSIC-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO THE FIRST ROUND OF THE HONDA CLASSIC

FORMER MASTERS CHAMP. TREVOR IMMELMAN. FROM THE ROUGH. HE'S GOING OT LIKE THIS. FOR BIRDIE. IMMELMAN. ONE UNDER FOR THE DAY.

RORY MCILROY. FINISHING HIS ROUND IN STYLE. DRILLS THE BIRDIE ON 18. HE LEADS AT 7 UNDER PAR.. AND HIS PARENTS ARE PYCHED.

AS FOR TIGER. UP AND DOWN ALL DAY. BIRDIE ON 9 IS GOOD. BUT HE'S 8 SHOTS OFF THE PACE AT ONE OVER PAR. Return to index of stories...


HONDA CLASSIC-SOTTOPS


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FGCU WOMEN-VIDBOX


THE FGCU WOMEN. BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT AT HOME AGAINST LIPSOMB.

EVERY GAME IS BIG FROM HERE ON OUT. THE EAGLES ARE 14-1 IN CONFERNCE AND TIED FOR FIRST.

WE'LL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS AND REACTION TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


THE FLORIDA GATORS CAN CLINCH THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT SEC TITLE WITH A WIN OVER LSU ON SATURDAY.

THE GATORS ARE RIDING A 20 GAME WIN STREAK. AND OF COURSE ARE RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION. WHICH COMES AS A BIT OF A SURPRISE TO HEAD COACH BILLY DONOVAN Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS


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MATT ELAM-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF FLORIDA GATORS.

MATT ELAM. THE FORMER GATOR ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER IS SPENDING HIS OFF SEASON IN THE MALL. NOT SHOPPING BUT WORKING.

HE'S WORKING PART TIME AT THE FINISH LINE. SELLING SHOES.

BY THE WAY. MATT MADE 3.7 MILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR WITH THE BALIMORE RAVENS. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...