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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE TWO--------------
HEADLINES TZ2 CA STORM LATEST-SOTVO
HL 1) ASSISTED LIVING NOROVIRUS-VOTOPS TZ2 PALM BEACH TRIRAIL-VOTOPS
HL 2) LEE CO HOARDING CASE-VOTOPS WEATHER-CLIP
HL 3) CAPE GROW HOUSE-VOTOPS WEATHER-PWC
HL4 ) ABANDONED BOATS-VOTOPS WEATHER-WXWALL
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP CA STORM LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS
ASSISTED LIVING NOROVIRUS-2SH-PUSH-VO CA STORMS OSCAR PREPS-WIPE-VOTOPS
ASSISTED LIVING NOROVIRUS-SOTVO OSCAR AWARDS PUSH-WIPE-SS-OC
LEE CO HOARDING CASE-2SH-VO-WIPE PALM BEACH TRIRAIL CRASH-EANIBOX-VOFULL
LEE CO HOARDING CASE-SOTVO PASCO TEACHER ARRESTED-TRX-SSTOPS
RESCUED DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION-VOTOPS ABANDONED BOATS-2SH-VO
CHAR CO ANIMAL CRUELTY-TRX-SSTOPS-VO ABANDONED BOATS-SOTVO
CHAR CO ANIMAL CRUELTY-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
CAPE GROW HOUSE-OTS-VO SPORTS TEASE-POPMON
CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOT-SS-OC TZ3 A-VO-DISS
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP GLOBETROTTER IN SWFL-VOTOPS
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VOTOPS GLOBETROTTER IN SWFL-SOTVO
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP B
FM PD CRIME STATS-WIPE-CGTOPS 11PM TZ1) DAD BEATS SON AT SCHOOL-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL CRIME STATS-CGTOPS 11PM TZ2) JALAPENO IN THE EYE-VOTOPS
CAR BROKEN INTO LAKES PARK-WIPE-SSTOPS(4) SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
STOLEN LAPTOP FMB-OTS-VO RED SOX TWINS-POPMON
STOLEN LAPTOP FMB-SOTVO RED SOX TWINS-VOTOPS
STONE CRABS & OCTOPUS-2SH-VO RED SOX TWINS-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP RAYS O'S-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-------------- FGCU MEN-POPMON
TZ1 FL IDENTITY THEFT-VOTOPS FGCU MEN-VOTOPS
TZ1 MS MAN ALIVE IN BODY BAG-SOTVO EAGLE WOMEN-VOTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL EAGLE WOMEN-SOTTOPS
FL IDENTITY THEFT #1 IN US-2SH-PUSH-VO CYPRESS LAKE-VOTOPS
MS MAN ALIVE IN BODY BAG-OTS-VO CYPRESS LAKE-SOTTOPS
MS MAN ALIVE IN BODY BAG-SOTVO RICHIE INCOGNITO-VOTOPS
SEAWORLD OSHA COMPLAINT-OTS-VO HONDA CLASSIC-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


IT'S HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND SPREADS QUICKLY--

TONIGHT DOZENS IN FORT MYERS ARE AFFECTED BY AN OUTBREAK--

NOW AT 7--

THE VIRUS KEEPING LOVED ONES FROM THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.

21-ANIMALS LIVING IN HORRID CONDITIONS--

TWO DOGS EVEN ATTACKED THE OWNER--

NOW AT 7--

THE CAPE HOME WHERE CATS--

DOGS--

RABBITS--

AND A SNAKE WERE DISCOVERED LIVING IN THEIR OWN FILTH.

MILLION DOLLAR POT BUST--

ALSO IN THE CAPE TONIGHT--

NEIGHBORS TELLING ABC 7 THEY CAN SMELL MARIJUANA OUTSIDE--

SO HOW DID THE OPERATION GO UNDETECTED FOR SO LONG.

AND BOATERS BEWARE--

THE DANGERS CONDITIONS ON THE WATER--

AND THE COSTLY PROBLEM FOR LEE COUNTY--

NOW AT 7--

WHAT'S BEING DONE TO WRANGLE IN ABANDONED BOATS.

THE NEWS AT 7 ON 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) ASSISTED LIVING NOROVIRUS-VOTOPS


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HL 2) LEE CO HOARDING CASE-VOTOPS


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HL 3) CAPE GROW HOUSE-VOTOPS


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HL4 ) ABANDONED BOATS-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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ASSISTED LIVING NOROVIRUS-2SH-PUSH-VO


OUR BIG STORY AT SEVEN --

A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND FAST MOVING ILLNESS HAS INVADED A LEE COUNTY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY.

THE HIDDEN OAKS ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IN FORT MYERS IS DEALING WITH THE NOROVIRUS.

IT STARTED LAST WEEKEND.

DOCTORS HAVE TREATED ABOUT 60 PEOPLE FOR NAUSEA. DIARRHEA AND CRAMPS.

RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO STAY IN THEIR ROOMS.

THERE'S A SIGN TELLING VISITORS TO STAY AWAY.

LEE COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS TELL US THIS IS COMMON.

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ASSISTED LIVING NOROVIRUS-SOTVO


diane Holm/FL Dept of Health Lee County - the most important thing to know about norovirus is it's highly contagious. it can be spread through the air or it can be spread by your hands, touching surfaces that are contaminated with it.

ANYONE EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS SHOULD WEAR MASKS AND GLOVES.

HIDDEN OAKS EMPLOYEES WERE WEARING FACE MASKS.

NOROVIRUS SYMPTOMS LAST FOR ABOUT 48 HOURS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO HOARDING CASE-2SH-VO-WIPE


NOW TO A NEW CASE OF EXTREME ANIMAL HOARDING.

THIS INVOLVES 21 ANIMALS IN CAPE CORAL.

DOGS.

CATS.

RABBITS.

EVEN A SNAKE!

TAKE A LOOK AT NEW PICTURES FROM INSIDE THE LEE COUNTY HOUSE.

THEY SHOW THE DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS.

AND IT'S THE SECOND EXTREME HOARDING CASE IN THE COUNTY IN THREE DAYS.

INVESTIGATROS FOUND 21 ANIMALS.

HERE'S HOW IT BREAKS DOWN--

FIFTEEN CATS--

THREE DOGS--

TWO RABBITS AND A SNAKE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE GROWING NUMBER OF ANIMAL HOARDING CASES IS NOT SURPRISING. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO HOARDING CASE-SOTVO


Ria Brown

Lee county domestic animal services

14:45 14:54

there are so many cases of hoarding in this county that it would boggle your mind we almost can't get to them all and at the same time we know they're not all being reported either.

THE OWNER DID GIVE THESE ANIMALS UP VOLUNTARILY.

SHE SAYS SHE WANTS HELP.

SHE SAYS TWO OF THE DOGS ATTACKED EACH OTHER AND BIT HER.

ALL THE ANIMALS ARE BEING EVALUATED TO DETERMINE IF THEY CAN BE ADOPTED OUT. Return to index of stories...


RESCUED DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION-VOTOPS


AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON THE 15 DACHSHUNDS WE TOLD YOU ABOUT YESTERDAY.

THEY WERE RESCUED FROM HORRIBLE CONDITIONS IN A NORTH FORT MYERS HOUSE.

THEY COULD GET NEW HOMES TOMORROW.

THE FIRST 15 PEOPLE WHO SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS AND GOT THEM APPROVED WILL BE ABLE TO ADOPT THEM.

GET DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE--

ABC DASH 7 DOT COM.

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CHAR CO ANIMAL CRUELTY-TRX-SSTOPS-VO


MEANTIME --

TWO ADDITIONAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY'S WORST ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE TO DATE.

A CAPE CORAL COUPLE - GREISY SUAREZ AND YUSNIEL VALDEZ-DARIAS - FACE 24 CHARGES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

AT THIS PUNTA GORDA HOME -- INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND MORE THAN 80 ANIMALS LIVING IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS.

ANIMAL CONTROL TELLS US THE COUPLE OWNS THE HOUSE AND THE ANIMALS.

THEY WERE DISCOVERED AFTER OFFICERS FOUND A DEAD DOG ON THEIR PROPERTY, ALONG WITH A MARIJUANA GROWHOUSE. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO ANIMAL CRUELTY-SOTVO


:01-:04 "That's obscene… I can't say anything worse than that."

--BUTT SPT--

Leon Sabutis, Neighbor of the accused:04-:08 Lt. Brian Jones, Charlotte County Animal Control "There's a lot of things about this property that until this day remain a mystery."

SEVERAL OF THE ANIMALS HERE HAVE DIED - THE REST ARE IN ANIMAL CONTROL CUSTODY.

THE COUPLE BAILED OUT OF JAIL YESTERDAY AND WILL FACE A JUDGE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-OTS-VO


CAPE CORAL OFFICERS JUST SEIZED MORE THAN 400 POUNDS OF POT.

IT'S WORTH MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS ON THE STREET.

INVESTIGATORS TELL ABC7 THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST HIGH-TECH GROWHOUSE OPERATIONS THEY'VE SEEN.

ELABORATE LIGHTS -

INSULATED ROOMS -

AND INTRICATE WIRING WAS SET UP IN THE NORTHEAST HOUSE.

NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY NEVER SUSPECTED THIS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE-SOT-SS-OC


"This is in fact one of the largest single marijuana grow houses that the Cape Coral police department has busted in recent years."

--BUTT SOT--

"That's pretty amazing, I mean you see the house you never would guess something like that was going on there."

OFFICERS ARRESTED YOEL TRIMINO FOR TRAFFICKING, GROWING, AND POSSESSION.

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DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VOTOPS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HOPE YOU CAN HELP THEN FIND TWO MEN WHO BARGED INTO THIS WAFFLE HOUSE, DEMANDED MONEY AND TOOK OFF.

IT'S HARD TO SEE THE MEN AUTHORITIES ARE SEARCHING FOR.

BUT THEY ORDERED GUESTS AT THE DANIELS PARKWAYS WAFFLE HOUSE TO LIE ON THE GROUND.

L-C-S-O IS HOPING SOMEONE INSIDE THE DINER NOTICED UNIQUE FEATURES ABOUT THE SUSPECTS.

THIS CRIME COMES ON THE HEELS OF A SERIES OF ARMED ROBBERIES IN LEE COUNTY.

CRIMES THAT ARE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED -- WITHOUT ANY ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-SOTVO


Trish Routte

Crime Stoppers Coordinator

Not one more.not again. We've seen a pattern since January 18th and

it's Very disturbing one."

THE ROBBERS ARE SIMILAR APPEARANCES.

THEY CARRIED THE SAME TYPE WEAPONS IN ALL FIVE ROBBERIES.

THAT'S WHY THEY SEE A CONECTION.

FOUR GAS STATIONS AND 2 WAFFLE HOUSES ROBBED AT GUNPOINT.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING IF ALL OF THESE ARE LINKED. Return to index of stories...


FM PD CRIME STATS-WIPE-CGTOPS


ABC7 INVESTIGATED.

THE MURDER RATE IN FORT MYERS DRAMATICALLY DROPPED LAST YEAR.

THERE WERE 14 FEWER MURDERS.

OFFICERS ALSO SAY THE NUMBER OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BURGLARIES DROPPED.

THEY DID SEE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF ROBBERIES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CRIME STATS-CGTOPS


IN CAPE CORAL --

OVERAL VIOLENT CRIME DROPPED BY FOURTEEN PERCENT.

THE BIGGEST DROP WERE IN SEX CRIMES AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS.

OFFICERS REPORTED A SPIKE IN CAR THEFTS. Return to index of stories...


CAR BROKEN INTO LAKES PARK-WIPE-SSTOPS(4)


RIGHT NOW - LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A CAR BREAK-IN.

THEY SAY THREE PEOPLE GOT AWAY WITH CREDIT CARDS.

IT HAPPENED AT LAKES PARK, OFF GLADIOLUS DRIVE.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES - THE VICTIMS WENT FOR A WALK IN THE PARK WHEN SOMEONE BROKE INTO THEIR CAR.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS LATER CAUGHT THREE PEOPLE USING THE CREDIT CARDS, AT SEVERAL STORES.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING CALL LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN LAPTOP FMB-OTS-VO


NEW TONIGHT --

THE PUBLIX EMPLOYEE WHO LOST HIS LAPTOP TO A THIEF --

IS PLEADING TO GET IT BACK.

WATCH THIS.

THIS MAN WALKED INTO THE BREAK ROOM AT A FORT MYERS PUBLIX --

AND STOLE THE BAG.

DEPUTIES SAY THE THIEF HAD A SIDEKICK WITH HIM TOO.

THE VICTIM TELLS A-B-C 7 --

THE CROOK GOT AWAY WITH 46-HUNDRED DOLLARS WORTH OF STUFF.

HE'S MISSING HIS LAPTOP, SEVERAL E-BOOKS, AND A FLASH DRIVE FOR HIS CLASSES AT EDISON STATE. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN LAPTOP FMB-SOTVO


Glenroy Rolle/ laptop stolen 8:30:57-8:31:08 "All I need is the information that was in the bag, like the flash drive. The laptop was just a material thing. The information on the laptop is very valuable to me."

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE MAN OR WOMAN IN THE PICTURES, CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


STONE CRABS & OCTOPUS-2SH-VO


IT'S BEEN TOUGH GOING FOR STONE CRABBERS THIS SEASON.

AND THEY BLAME.OCTOPI.

SOME CRABBERS ARE EVEN GIVING UP.

THEY TOOK THEIR TRAPS OUT OF THE WATER.

THEY TELL US OCTOPUSES ARE GETTING INTO THE TRAPS AND EATING THE STONE CRAPS BEFORE THEY CAN GET TO THE TRAPS.

THEY'RE LOSING MONEY.

A DAY ON THE BOAT CAN COST UP TO 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THE SLOW SEASON MEANS PRICES WILL RISE.

YOU COULD END UP PAYING DOUBLE WHAT YOU DID LAST YEAR FOR A POUND OF STONE CRAB LEGS. Return to index of stories...


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


IDENTITY THEFT --

GETTING WORSE TONIGHT.

HOW CROOKS ARE USING TAX SEASON -- TO STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

PLUS -- WHERE FLORIDA RANKS WHEN IT COMES TO IDENTITY THEFT.

THEN THIS --

my cousin called me and said "not yet "and I said what you mean "not yet". 'He said daddy still here'."

THE MAN WHO CHEATED DEATH.

ALL NEW AT SEVEN -- THE STORY OF THE MAN, DECLARED DEAD -- WHO WOKE UP IN A BODY BAG!

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TZ1 FL IDENTITY THEFT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 MS MAN ALIVE IN BODY BAG-SOTVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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FL IDENTITY THEFT #1 IN US-2SH-PUSH-VO


TONIGHT AT SEVEN --

ABC7 IS BRINGING YOU SOME DISTURBING NEWS ON IDENTITY THEFT.

FLORIDA -- RANKS NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.

THE F-T-C WARNS THAT YOUR KIDS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN COLLEGE, COULD BE AT RISK TOO.

ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER, I-D THIEVES POUNCE DURING TAX SEASON.

THE I-R-S SAYS, BEWARE OF PHONE CALLS, EMAILS OR SNAIL MAIL, DETAILING YOUR FILING INFORMATION.

FINALLY -- THE F-T-C WANTS CONSUMERS TO KNOW, BEING PROACTIVE IS KEY. Return to index of stories...


MS MAN ALIVE IN BODY BAG-OTS-VO


NEW AT SEVEN --

A BIZARRE STORY IN MISSISSIPPI.

A MAN WAS DECLARED DEAD --

ONLY TO WAKE UP IN A BODY BAG, AT A FUNERAL HOME.

ACCORDING TO THE CORONER -- THE MAN'S PULSE WAS CHEKCED.

NOTHING THERE.

HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD --

AND WAS MOVED TO A FUNERAL HOME.

JUST AS WORKERS WERE PREPARING TO EMBALM HIM -- HE STARTED TO MOVE.

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MS MAN ALIVE IN BODY BAG-SOTVO


So he missed it by how much?

I don't know

A couple minutes maybe?

No, no more than that maybe.

We definitely were not going to do anything to him once you saw that he was alive right one we saw that he was deceased.

PARAMEDICS RUSHED WILLIAMS HIM TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE TONIGHT FAMILY MEMBERS SAY - THEY'RE HAPPY HE'S ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


SEAWORLD OSHA COMPLAINT-OTS-VO


ALL NEW SINCE SIX ON SEVEN -

SEAWORLD IS CALLING FOR A FEDERAL PROBE INTO AN OSHA EMPLOYEE.

SEAWORLD THINKS SHE'S AN ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST.

HER INVESTIGATION INTO THE 20-10 DEATH OF A WHALE TRAINER LED TO WORKPLACE CITATIONS AND A 12-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.

THE THEME PARK CLAIMS SHE ILLEGALLY SHARED CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS WITH A PRODUCER OF THE DOCUMENTARY "BLACKFISH."

LAST MONTH -- PICTURES CAME OUT ONLINE OF THE OSHA EMPLOYEE WITH THE CAST AND CREW OF BLACKFISH. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


"There is nothing that you can do once that mud starts flowing, and by that time it could be too late."

MORE RAIN THAN THEY'VE SEEN IN THREE YEARS.

TONIGHT --

WE'VE GOT MORE NEW INCREDIBLE VIDEO FROM CALIFORNIA.

PLUS --

A SOUTH FLORIDA TRAIN SLAMS INTO THIS PICK-UP TRUCK --

AND YOU'LL NEVER GUESS HOW THE DRIVER ENEDED ESCAPED, UNHARMED.

WE'RE BACK WITH J-PS STORMWARN-7 FORCAST. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 CA STORM LATEST-SOTVO


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TZ2 PALM BEACH TRIRAIL-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND AHEAD

It was a great end to the work week across Southwest Florida Friday, with plenty of sun & highs in the 70s. With mostly clear skies this evening, temps will fall quickly into the 50s. Overnight lows tonight will again be cool, with numbers in the low 50s in the urban corridor and mid to upper 40s inland.

The great weather continues into the weekend. We'll see a heavy dose of sun all day Saturday, low humidity values and warmer highs in the upper 70s. An afternoon sea breeze will again develop, with cooler highs along the coast.

Sunday will also feature beautiful weather. Expect another day of total sunshine with even warmer highs in the low 80s.

The quiet and dry weather continues into next week. We'll see just a few more clouds on Monday, with highs in the mid 80s. Tuesday will feature partly cloudy skies, with highs in the mid 80s.

Things begin to change mid to late week. Wednesday will be dry, but more of a blend of sun & clouds is expected. Highs on Wednesday will again be in the mid 80s.

A powerful storm system will begin to move in Thursday & Friday. This system will bring a good chance of showers and storms across the area, with cooler weather to close next week. Return to index of stories...


CA STORM LATEST-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO, INCREDIBLE VIDEO FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA --

TWO PEOLE AND TWO DOGS WERE RESCUED FROM A RUSHING RIVER, THIS MORNING.

YOU CAN SEE THE MAN, WEARING A RED LIFE JACKET, HOLDING A BLACK DOG.

RESCUERS THEN HELPED ANOTHER MAN AND DOG INTO THE RAFT.

THIS IS ALL A RESULT OF RAPID RAINFALL THAT PLAGUED THE AREA, CAUSING TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, FLOODED ROADS, AND CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR LANDSLIDES.

TONIGHT -- OFFICIALS SAY, THIS COULD BE THE LARGEST RAIN EVENT THIS AREA HAS SEEN IN THREE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


CA STORMS OSCAR PREPS-WIPE-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

HEAVY RAIN IN CALIFORNIA IS PUTTING A DAMPER ON OSCAR PREPARATIONS.

TONIGHT, CREWS ARE WORKING TO KEEP THE RED CARPET DRY.

WORKERS USED POLES TO REMOVE SITTING WATER UP OFF THE TOPS OF TENTS SO THEY DON'T FALL DOWN AND SOAK THE CARPET.

THE FAMOUS WALKWAY IS ALSO COVERED IN PLASTIC.

ORGANIZERS SAY, THEY'RE HOPING FOR SUN AND CLEAR SKIES ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR AWARDS PUSH-WIPE-SS-OC


THERE'S ONLY ONE PLACE YOU CAN CATCH THE 86-TH ANNUAL OSCAR AWARDS.

THAT'S RIGHT HERE ON ABC-7 -- THIS SUNDAY.

COVERAGE STARTS AT 7:00

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PALM BEACH TRIRAIL CRASH-EANIBOX-VOFULL


NEW TONIGHT, FROM PALM BEACH COUNTY --

A TRI-RAIL TRAIN COLLIDED WITH A PICK-UP TRUCK -- JUST MOMENTS AFTER THE DRIVER GOT OUT.

THE DRIVER SAYS THE GATES WERE UP WHEN HE CROSSED OVER THE TRACKS.

HIS G-P-S TOLD HIM TO TURN RIGHT.

THAT'S WHEN HE REALIZED -- HE WAS ON THE TRACKS.

WHEN HE TRIED TO BACK UP -- HE GOT STUCK.

THE DRIVER ESCAPED THE TRUCK --

WHEN HE SAW THE TRAIN APPROACHING. Return to index of stories...


PASCO TEACHER ARRESTED-TRX-SSTOPS


THIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER NEAR TAMPA IS FACING CHARGES, AFTER DEPUTIES SAY, SHE GRABBED A 10-YEAR-OLD STUDENT AND DRAGGED HIM.

THE BOY GOT CUT ON HIS ARM --

AFTER BEING DRAGGED ABOUT FIVE FEET.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS --

CYNTHIA HARING GRABBED THE BOY FROM BEHIND, AND PULLED HIM TO A CHAIR, WHERE SHE DEMANDED HIM TO SIT.

SEVERAK STUDENTS CONFIRMED IT HAPPENED IN PASCO COUNTY.

HARING WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOATS-2SH-VO


YET ANOTHER ABANDONED SINKING SHIP --

THIS ONE FLOATING IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER A SAILBOAT SLAMMED INTO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY. WITH NO OWNER IN SIGHT.

THE COUNTY SAYS IT'S HAPPENING TOO OFTEN.

MANY BOAT OWNERS SAY THEY HAVE FEW OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING RID OF THESE AGING VESSELS.

THERE ARE ABOUT 60 ABANDONED BOATS FOUND IN LEE COUNTY EACH YEAR.

SINCE 1989 THERE HAVE BEEN 1-THOUSAND ABANDONED BOATS AT THIS LOCATION.

TURNS OUT -- A MAJORITY OF ARE THEM LEFT BEHIND BY OWNERS WHO FELT THEY HAD FEW OPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOATS-SOTVO


ron / 02:33:32 When a boat gets to a certain age there's no money to be made off of an old boat. 02:33:06

--BUTT SOT--

02:33:48 No one will buy it. No one will carry it away. ;02:33:51

FOR THAT REASON OWNERS WALK AWAY --

LEAVING THE BOATS TO FLOAT OUT TO SEA, AND BECOME A DANGER TO OTHER VESSELS.

LEE COUNTY IS WORKING WITH A GROUP NOW TO REMOVE THAT SINKING BOAT IN THE CAPE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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SPORTS TEASE-POPMON


ONE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL GETS A NEW FOOTBALL COACH AND HE'S BRINGING HIS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RING WITH HIM

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TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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GLOBETROTTER IN SWFL-VOTOPS


CAPE CORAL STUDENTS GOT A BIG SURPRISE THIS MORNING.

FIREFLY FISHER FROM THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS STOPPED BY PATRIOT

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

HE SPOKE ABOUT BULLYING PREVENTION AND ENCOURAGED STUDENTS TO STAND

UP TO BULLIES.

THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEAMED UP WITH THE

GLOBETROTTERS TO BRING THE PRESENTATION HERE.

THE GLOBETROTTERS WILL BE PERFORMING AT GERMAIN ARENA NEXT SUNDAY -- MARCH 9TH. Return to index of stories...


GLOBETROTTER IN SWFL-SOTVO


Amberlyn Wedge, Patriot Elementary

23:11:14 I learned just be nice to everybody as much as possible,

don't try to hurt anybody's feelings. 23:11:21

THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEAMED UP WITH THE

GLOBETROTTERS TO BRING THE PRESENTATION HERE.

THE GLOBETROTTERS WILL BE PERFORMING AT GERMAIN ARENA NEXT SUNDAY -- MARCH 9TH. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP B


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11PM TZ1) DAD BEATS SON AT SCHOOL-VOTOPS


DAD GOES MAD TONIGHT AT ELEVEN.

ONE FATHER'S FURY GOES TOO FAR --

IN HIS SON'S SCHOOL LUNCH ROOM!

WHAT SET HIM OFF.

AND WHY HE WENT TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) JALAPENO IN THE EYE-VOTOPS


PLUS -- ONE PAINFUL PUNISHMENT --

WHERE THIS MAN STUCK A JALEPENO PEPPER --

TO TEACH A 9 YEAR OLD A LESSON. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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RED SOX TWINS-POPMON


DANIELS PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS. IS HOME TO BOTH THE BOSTON RED SOX AND MINNEOSTA TWINS. AND WHILE THEY MAY SHARE A ROADWAY. THEY WERE ON DIFFERENT PLANETS LAST YEAR. BOSTON OF COURSE. WON 97 GAMES AND CELEBRATED A WORLD SERIES TITLE. THE TWINS. LOST 96 GAMES. AND DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TO CELBRATE. BUT THAT WAS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TWINS-VOTOPS


TODAY THEY WERE SHARING THE SAME FIELD TO START GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE PLAY

4TH INNING. TREVOR PLOUFF ROPES AND RBI SINGLE TO RIGHT. BRIAN DOZIER COME ON DOWN. 1-0 TWINS.

LATER IN THE INNING WILKIN RAMIREZ WITH THE SHOT BACK UP THE MIDDLE ANTOTHER RUN SCORES. 3-0 TWINS.

THEY GO ON TO WIN. 8-2.

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RED SOX TWINS-SOTTOPS


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RAYS O'S-VOTOPS


SPECIAL OPERATIONS PARACHUTE TEAM DROPPING IN ON THE RAYS AND ORIOLES.

NEW RAY--- HEATH BELL - PICKS UP THE STRIKEOUT --

BUT BALTIMORE THE BETTER TEAM TODAY - THE O'S WIN 4-2 Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-POPMON


DEAR NORTH FLORIDA BASKETBALL TEAM. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEATING MERCER LAST NIGHT.. YOU CERTAINLY MADE OUR LIVES A LOT EASIER. GOOD LUCK THE REST OF THE YEAR. SINCERELY. JOE DOOLEY AND THE FGCU EAGLES Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-VOTOPS


THE FGCU FELL TO LIPSCOMB LAST NIGHT---- A LOSS THAT COULD HAVE DERAILED THEIR PLAN OF WINNING THE ATLANTIC SUN TITLE.

BUT MERCER LOST AS WELL. SO THE EAGLES AND BEARS REMAIN TIED FOR FIRST IN THE CONFERNCE.

FGCU HOLDS THE TIE BREAKER IF USC UPSTATE COMES IN 3RD PLACE IN THE ASUN Return to index of stories...


EAGLE WOMEN-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE EAGLE WOMEN. WERE UP TO THEIR OLD TRICKS LAST NIGHT. BEATING LIPSCOMB BY 41 POINTS.

IT KEEPS THE LADIES IN A TIE FOR FIRST IN THE ASUN. WITH TWO GAMES REMAINING.

THAT INCLUDES SATURDAYS GAME AGAINST NORTHERN KETUCKY.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY HANDED THE EAGLES THEIR ONLY CONFERNCE LOSS OF THE YEAR. IT WAS ALSO THE EAGLES FIRST REGULAR SEASON CONFERNCE LOSS IN OVER 2 YEARS Return to index of stories...


EAGLE WOMEN-SOTTOPS


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CYPRESS LAKE-VOTOPS


CYPRESS LAKE HAS HIRED XAVIER MCCRAY AS THEIR NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH.

MCCRAY WAS A LINEBACKER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. AND WAS PART OF THE GATORS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM BACK IN 1996

MCCRAY HOPES TO BRING THAT WINNIG WAY TO A TEAM THAT HASN'T MADE THE PLAYOFFS SINCE 2007 Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RICHIE INCOGNITO-VOTOPS


TROUBLED MIAMI DOLPHIN LINEMAN. RICHIE INCOGNITO. HAS CHECKED HIMSELF INTO A MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT FACILITY.

INCOGNITO OF COURSE BECAME THE CENTER OF ATTENTION WHEN HE WAS ACCUSED OF BULLYING TEAMMATE. JONATHAN MARTIN.

RICHIE ADMITS TO BATTLING ANGER ISSUES AND DEPRESSION. Return to index of stories...


HONDA CLASSIC-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP. THE HONDA CLASSIC. HEY NOW.

I'LL SEE YOUR GATOR AND RAISE YOU A TIGER. TIGER WOODS CHIPPING IN. FOR BIRDIE. HE'S GOT WORK TO DO. 11 SHOTS BACK AT EVEN PAR.

11 SHOTS BACK OF THIS GUY. RORY MCILROY. THE LONG BIRDIE PUTT. RORY LEADS BY A STROKE AT A 11 UNDER. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...