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KEY LIST LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER
NEWS OPEN-CLIP TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER TS 1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS
HL1) ARCADIA-SOTVO-WIPE TS 2) CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-VOTOPS
HL2) LICENSE PLATE THEFTS-VOTOPS-WIPE TS 3) CAPE CRASH-VOTOPS
HL3) CAPE NOISE-NATVO STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP WEATHER-WX CTR
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM
BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-SOTVO
ARCADIA MURDER-BNC-SS-VOWIPE DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP
ARCADIA MURDER-SOT-OC MISSING PLANE UPDATE-VO
BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP CHRIS CHRITIE SCANDAL-TRX-SOTVO
CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO-TOPS FLORIDA ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-VIDEO IN POP
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP FLORIDA ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-PKG
CAPE CRASH-VOTOPS FLORIDA ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-ONCAM
BARRON COLLIER STUDENTS-SS(2) FL SCHOOL VOUCHERS-TURN-OTS-VO
CHILD PORN ARREST-SS-VO-WIPE MASSIVE STUDENT DEBT-VOTOPS
CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO MCDONALDS FREE COFFEE-trxVOTOPS
FM HOME INVASION-TRX-SOTVO THINGS TO DO-CLIP
FM HOME INVASION-ONCAM-VO AIR SHOW-BNC SS
FAMU HAZING JAIL SENTENCE-OTS-SS CELEBRATE BONITA-SSTOPS
FL SEX OFFENDER ON THE LOOSE-SSTOPS-OC SPRING ART FAIR-SSTOPS
FIRE WATCH CLIP-CLIP SPRING CARNIAVAL-SSTOPS
COLLIER MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS MARCO ISLAND THING-BNC
CAPE CONSTRUCTION NOISE-VO NMF OUTDOOR CONCERT-SSTOPS
REPORTING ROAD ISSUES-TRX-VOTOPS-BNR SINKING OF YAMATO-SSTOPS
STAYING ALIVE ON 75-trxVOTOPS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
LICENSE PLATE STICKER THEFTS-VO TEASE FOUR---
IRS SCAMS-OTS-VO TZ4 A) BEARD IMPLANT-VOTOPS
SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-OC-VO TZ4 B) BREAST MILK-VOTOPS
CANDIDATE FORUM-SS LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG
ESTERO FILL THE BOOT-SSTOPS STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
FL CARGO PLANE-OTS-VO MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
BIRD STRIKE-VO MAIN WEATHER
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP BEARD IMPLANTS WHAT?-TRX-SOTVO
TEASE ONE--- COLBERT CONTROVERSIAL TWEET-CG
TZ1 A) MANATEE RESCUE-NATVO LULULEMON LINE-VO
TZ1 B) sports-SOTVO BREAST MILK DONATION-NATSVO
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE FIVE--
SPORTS PKG-PKG TZ5 A-SOTVO
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP THE ERASER CHALLENGE-ONCAM
TEASE TWO--- THE ERASER CHALLENGE-PKG
TZ2 A) CLOWN CONVENTION-VOTOPS-WIPE FACEBOOK CONNECTIVITY LAB-VO
TZ2 B) LAGS CELEBRATION-VOTOPS WOMAN HEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME-VO
LAGS CELEBRATION OF LIFE-SS-VO-SS TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
FL MANATEE RESCUE-trxNATVO TS1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS
COW RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VO TS2) CAPE CRASH-VOTOPS
CLOWN CONVENTION-trxNATVO TS3) CHILD PORN ARREST-SSTOPS-VO
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS4) FM HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE---- TS5) BARRON COLLIER STUDENTS-SSTOPS (2)
TZ3A) TAMPA ROAD RAGE-SOTVO FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
TZ3 B) FREE COFFEE-VOTOPS CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) ARCADIA-SOTVO-WIPE


3:20 hurry she's cold. Omg mama

YOU CAN HEAR THE DESPERATION IN HER VOICE.

THE 911 CALL AFTER A DAUGHTER FINDS HER PARENTS COVERED IN BLOOD.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHO SHE SAYS IS RESPONSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) LICENSE PLATE THEFTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


CHECK YOUR LICENSE PLATES!

THIEVES ARE TARGETING YOUR CAR.

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


HL3) CAPE NOISE-NATVO


:54:42 aah there we go!:04

7 DAYS A WEEK.

365 DAYS A YEAR.

THE CONSTRUCTION NOISE CONTINUES IN CAPE CORAL.

BUT DOES THE BUSINESS VIOLATE ANY LAWS?

ABC7 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK.

YOUR MORNING NEWS STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Temperatures ended on a warm note as we closed out the week and we'll continue with the warm weather, however we'll be tracking a bit of rain for our Saturday. The good news is, our weekend won't be a total wash out as drier weather builds in tomorrow.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Skies will be mostly cloudy and we'll more than likely see a few rain areas moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the day, expect off and on showers, although it won't be an all day rain event. Daytime highs will remain warm despite the clouds and the rain as they max out in the lower half of the 80s.

Tonight, a few showers and even an isolated storm will linger through the evening hours while skies stay mostly cloudy. Temperatures will also remain mild and muggy as they settle into the middle and upper 60s.

As a cold front pushes by on early Sunday, we'll see drier weather building in throughout the day. Mostly sunny skies will take over and afternoon highs will warm up into the upper 70s. A northerly breeze will send in slightly cooler and drier air for the start of the week. We'll start with readings in the middle 50s with afternoon temperatures climbing into the 80s. With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP


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ARCADIA MURDER-BNC-SS-VOWIPE


IT'S OUR BIG STORY AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US ON ABC-7

GOOD MORNING-

I'M JOELLE PARKS.

THE MAN DESOTO COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY BEAT HIS FATHER TO DEATH IS NOW IN THEIR CUSTODY.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE KARL BURNHAM VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BOTH HIS PARENTS AND THEN FLED TO ORANGE COUNTY.

HE WAS ARRESTED THERE AND JUST TRANSPORTED TO DESOTO COUNTY.

ABC7 HAS CONFIRMED HE'S FACING A JUDGE THIS MORNING.

ABC-7 DISCOVERED BURNHAM HAS A LENGTHY CRIMINAL PAST

INCLUDING A PRIOR CONVICTION FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER WHICH HE WAS SENTENCED 22 YEARS FOR.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS SAY THEY'RE TORN OVER THE TRAGEDY.

WE'RE ALSO HEARING THE 9-1-1- CALL --

WE MUST WARN YOU- THE CALLER IS THE VICTIM'S DAUGHTER AND AS YOU'LL HEAR-

SHE'S VERY UPSET.

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ARCADIA MURDER-SOT-OC


Daughter:"I just came home from work, they're all spralled out. There's blood everywhere. My brother stole the car and jumped on them."

Dispatcher: "do you think your brother did this"?

Daughter: "I know he did."

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US GEORGE BURNHAM WORKED FOR THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE.

WE KNOW HIS WIFE SURVIVED THE INITIAL ATTACK.

FAMILY TELLS US SHE'S AT A HOSPITAL IN BRADENTON.

WE'RE WORKING TO GET AN UPDATE ON HER CONDTION FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO-TOPS


an earthquake of this size lasts for about one second in terms of how the eartyh is providing energy. If you felt a long slow roll.you are relatively far away from the event. BEEP BEEP.we're feeling an aftershockl now.about 2.7

THE AFTERSHOCKS KEEP COMING-

AFTER A FIVE POINT ONE MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE NEAR LOS ANGELES OVERNIGHT.

RIGHT NOW PEOPLE ARE DEALING WITH POWER OUTAGES AND WATER MAIN BREAKS.

THIS COMES AFTER-

A MAGNITUDE FOUR-POINT-FOUR QUAKE STRUCK THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY JUST LAST WEEK.

SO FAR-

ONLY MINOR INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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CAPE CRASH-VOTOPS


DEVELOPING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING-

A SERIOUS CRASH IN CAPE CORAL BETWEEN A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE.

IT HAPPENED AT CORAL LAKES AND DEL PRADO BOULEVARDS.

AN ABC7 CREW SAW A BODY LOADED INTO THE CORONER VAN --

WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION-

STAY WITH US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


BARRON COLLIER STUDENTS-SS(2)


IT WAS A BAD CRASH DURING SPRING BREAK FOR TWO YOUNG MEN.

TWO BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE RECOVERING FROM INJURIES.

ONE OF THEM SO BAD-

DOCTORS HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS LEG.

OFFICERS SAY NICK HEALEY WAS A PASSENGER IN A CAR HEADING NORTH ON 75 NEAR MACON GEORGIA WHEN THE DRIVER CRASHED ON SUNDAY.

CAMERON CONROY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

HE'S BACK IN NAPLES.

TROOPERS SAY A TIRE BLEW AND SENT THE CAR INTO A GUARDRAIL.

IT OVERTURNED IN A MIDDLE LANE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-SS-VO-WIPE


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING THROUGH EVIDENCE TO SEE IF A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN WAS MAKING CHILD PORN.

THEY SAY THEY FOUND DISTURBING PICTURES ON JESUS SALAS'S COMPUTERS.

HE WAS ARRESTED ON 10 COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY POSSESSION.

INVESTIGATORS TOOK ITEMS FROM HIS HOME AND SHED IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

PEOPLE LIVING INSIDE THE UNIT WHERE SALAS WAS ARRESTED DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE CHARGES.

NEIGHBORS THIS MORNING ARE HORRIFIED. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO


Lisa Driggers

Neighbor

4:12when kids are playing in the water hose you let them go out in the diaper and all that but phhhss i dont know thats scary real scary 4:23

INVESTIGATORS SAY SALAS WAS DOWNLOADING AND SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY INVOLVING CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASION-TRX-SOTVO


james/ 13:03 When I went and checked on her she was telling me that someone snatched her in her house and pulled her to the bedroom. 13:0:15

A MASKED MAN FORCED HIMSELF INTO A LEE COUNTY HOME AND ROBBED THE ELDERLY WOMAN INSIDE.

BUT THE VICTIM SAYS -- SHE DOESN'T WANT TO PRESS ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASION-ONCAM-VO


IT HAPPENED ALONG SEMINOLE AVE.

IN THE TICE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FORT MYERS.

THE VICTIM, A WOMAN IN HER 80s -- WAS TOO AFRAID TO SPEAK ON CAMERA OR PRESS CHARGES AFTER FRIDAY MORNING'S HOME INVASION.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE ROBBER THIS MORNING.

THE VICTIM TOLD THEM HE WORE A MASK AND GLOVES.

A NEIGHBOR HEARD HER SCREAMING AND CALLED 9-1-1.

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE DIDN'T PUT UP A FIGHT.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FAMU HAZING JAIL SENTENCE-OTS-SS


A FORMER FLORIDA A&M BAND MEMBER IS THE FIRST PERSON TO BE SENTENCED FOR HIS ROLE IN THE HAZING DEATH OF A DRUM MAJOR.

ROBERT CHAMPION WAS BEATEN TO DEATH IN 2011 AFTER A FOOTBALL GAME.

TODAY A JUDGE SENTENCED JESSE BASKIN TO 51 WEEKS IN THE COUNTY JAIL, FIVE YEARS OF PROBATION AND 300 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


FL SEX OFFENDER ON THE LOOSE-SSTOPS-OC


A MAN ACCUSED A RAPING THREE CHILDREN IS STILL ON THE LOOSE IN FLORIDA.

PINELLAS PARK POLICE SAY THEY MADE CONTACT WITH 25-YEAR-OLD JESSE SAWYER JR. EARLIER THIS MONTH.

BUT RELEASED HIM BECAUSE THE PAPERWORK WASN'T IN ORDER.

A SHORT TIME LATER- THE FBI CONFIRMED THE ARREST WARRANT-

BUT SAWYER WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WATCH CLIP-CLIP


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COLLIER MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS


SMOKE IS STILL HANGING IN THE AIR FROM A COLLIER COUNTY MULCH FIRE.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM "JONES MINING" OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THIS MORNING-

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT COULD TAKE DAYS OR WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT.

THEY WARN-

CLOSE YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS, AND TRY NOT TO BE OUTSIDE FOR TOO LONG.

COMMON SYMPTOMS ARE A SORE THROAT AND A RUNNY NOSE.

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CAPE CONSTRUCTION NOISE-VO


THE CONSTRUCTION NOISE CONTINUES.

IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS OF BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE CITY AND ONE CAPE CORAL MAN.

JIM JOHNSON LIVES RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE OLD CASTLE PRECAST MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

IT'S OFF PONDELLA ROAD.

HE SAYS HE'S LIVED THERE FOR A DECADE AND IS OKAY WITH THE NOISE AND HEAVY EUIPMENT COMING AND GOING EVERY DAY.

IT'S AT NIGHT--THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

CAPE CORAL POLICE TELL US.

THEY HAVE NOT CITED THE COMPANY FOR A SINGLE NOISE VIOLATION. Return to index of stories...


REPORTING ROAD ISSUES-TRX-VOTOPS-BNR


THERE'S A WAY FOR DRIVERS TO HELP EASE THE PAIN ON ON THE ROAD.

LEADERS IN THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION WANT TO HEAR FROM DRIVERS.

THE GROUP'S YEARLY SURVEY IS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

THEY'RE ASKING PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT ROADS AND INTERSECTIONS ARE CONGESTED OR NEED IMPROVEMENT.

TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE, ABC-7.COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON 75-trxVOTOPS


TROOPERS ARE CRACKING DOWN ON INTERSTATE 75.

ONLY OUR CAMERAS RODE ALONG - GETTING AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE "STAY ALIVE ON 75" CAMPAIGN.

TROOPERS IN SIX STATES LAUNCHED THE INITIATIVE FRIDAY.

THE IDEA IS TO STOP AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS- EDUCATE DRIVERS - AND REDUCE

THE NUMBER OF FATAL CRASHES.

LAST YEAR- 7 PEOPLE DIED IN CAR CRASHES ON I-75 IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


LICENSE PLATE STICKER THEFTS-VO


HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION DECAL LATELY?

THAT'S THE YELLOW STICKER ON YOUR LICENSE PLATE.

YOU SHOULD CHECK IT.BECAUSE IT MAY BE STOLEN.

CAPE CORAL POLICE GET MORE THAN A HUNDRED REPORTS A YEAR ON STOLEN REGISTRATION DECALS.

THEY CONSTANTLY CHECK LICENSE PLATES TO STOP THE PROBLEM.

IF YOUR DECAL IS STOLEN- FILE A POLICE REPORT AND THE D-M-V WILL REPLACE IT FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


IRS SCAMS-OTS-VO


A NUMBER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS -- ATTEMPTING TO FILE THEIR TAXES, ARE RUNNING INTO A MAJOR PROBLEM.

IDENTITY THEFT.

AUTHORITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TELL US -- THEY RECEIVE REPORTS DAILY.

THE I-R-S HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES TRACKING IDENTITY THEFT CASES --

ENHANCED FILTERS TO CATCH FRAUDULENT RETURNS AS THEY'RE FILED --

AND ASSIGNED PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS TO VICTIMS SO THEY'RE NOT HIT AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-OC-VO


IF YOU'RE A REGULAR SHOPPER AT SWEETBAY GROCERY STORE -- YOU PROBABLY NOTICING-

MANY STORES RE-OPENED AS WINN DIXIES.

WE STOPPED BY THE ONE IN NAPLES ON VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD.

THIS ONE-

AND NINE OTHER AREA STORES CLOSED FOR ABOUT A WEEK SO WORKERS COULD CHANGE THINGS AROUND AND BRING IN NEW FOOD UNDER THE WINN DIXIE BRAND. Return to index of stories...


CANDIDATE FORUM-SS


TODAY THERE'S A DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE FORUM-

IT'S HAPPENING IN LEE COUNTY

AT THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S HOSTED BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIZENS ALLIANCE.

HEAR QUESTIONS TO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES-

RUNNING FOR FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADELS' VACANT SEAT. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO FILL THE BOOT-SSTOPS


AND LOOK OUT FOR FIREFIGHTERS IN LEE COUNTY TODAY.

THE ESTERO FIREFIGHTERS ARE OUT COLLECTING MONEY FOR THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION.

THEY WILL BE OUT ON TWO LOCATIONS-

BEN HILL GRIFITH AND CORKSCREW-

PLUS COCONUT ROAD AND 41.

THE MONEY GOES TO M-D PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


FL CARGO PLANE-OTS-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT ABOUT A MAN --

WHO POLICE SAY TRIED TO STEAL A CARGO PLANE AT PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

POLICE ARRESTED HIM WITH HIS HANDS ON THE CONTROLS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE CLIMBED A CHAIN LINK AND BARBED WIRE FENCE --

AND THEN, WENT UP A TEMPORARY STAIRCASE --

AND MADE HIS WAY INTO THE COCKPIT.

THE MAN TOLD POLICE HE WANTED TO FLY HOME TO ATLANTA TO SEE HIS MOM. Return to index of stories...


BIRD STRIKE-VO


A FLORIDA BOUND PLANE WAS FORCED TO LAND RIGHT AFTER TAKING OFF FROM NEW YORK.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY.

A FEW MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT--

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS HIT THE JETBLUE PLANE.

IT BLEW A HOLE OPEN IN THE FRONT OF THE PLANE.

PASSENGERS SAY THE PILOT DID AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH THE EMERGENCY LANDING AT J-F-K.

PASSENGERS WERE PUT ON NEW FLIGHTS.

SOME WILL ARRIVE IN WEST PALM LATE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE---


Nats of Rescue -- "Yeah, good catch."

SPOTTED AGAIN AND AGAIN WITH INJURIES,

FWC FINALLY TRACKS DOWN THIS MANATEE.

WHAT'S BEING DONE TO SAVE IT'S LIFE.

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TZ1 A) MANATEE RESCUE-NATVO


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TZ1 B) sports-SOTVO


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER


Temperatures ended on a warm note as we closed out the week and we'll continue with the warm weather, however we'll be tracking a bit of rain for our Saturday. The good news is, our weekend won't be a total wash out as drier weather builds in tomorrow.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Skies will be mostly cloudy and we'll more than likely see a few rain areas moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the day, expect off and on showers, although it won't be an all day rain event. Daytime highs will remain warm despite the clouds and the rain as they max out in the lower half of the 80s.

Tonight, a few showers and even an isolated storm will linger through the evening hours while skies stay mostly cloudy. Temperatures will also remain mild and muggy as they settle into the middle and upper 60s.

As a cold front pushes by on early Sunday, we'll see drier weather building in throughout the day. Mostly sunny skies will take over and afternoon highs will warm up into the upper 70s. A northerly breeze will send in slightly cooler and drier air for the start of the week. We'll start with readings in the middle 50s with afternoon temperatures climbing into the 80s. With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


IT'S BEEN SAID THAT AMERICANS LOVE A GOOD UNDERDOG. IN THAT CASE WE SHOULD REALLY LOVE THEY DAYTON FLYERS. THIS IS A TEAM THAT ALMOST DIDN'T EVEN MAKE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-- BUT HAVE MADE THE MOST OF THEIR OPPORTUNITY--- THIS 11 SEED IS IN THE ELITE 8 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1984----

THE FLORIDA GATORS --- HOPE TO END DAYTON'S MAGICAL RUN --- SATURDAY NIGHT IN MEMPHIS---

THE GATORS HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE---- THIS IS THEIR 4TH STRAIGHT TRIP TO THE ELITE 8--- HOWEVER THE PREVIOUS 3 TRIPS HAVE NOT ENDED WELL---

GATORS ARE ON A MISSION TO GET BACK TO THE FINAL FOUR---- AND RUIN THE CINDERELLA STORY IN THE PROCESS

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MEANWHILE MICHIGAN IS TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME--- THEY HOLD OFF A BIG RALLY FROM TENNESSEE---

AND MUCH LIKE THEIR DAYS IN THE OLD BIG EAST---- UCONN--- A FINDS SOME MORE MAGIC AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN --- THEY ARE OFF TO THE ELITE 8

HEAT IN DETROIT TONIGHT TAKING ON THE PISTONS---

2ND QUARTER--- THE BIRDMAN TAKING FLIGHT--- CHRIS ANDERSON--- HAMMERS THIS LOB--- HEAT UP 5 AND THEY WERE JUST GETTING WARMED UP

MIAMI ROLLS TONIGHT 110-78

IN 2012 GRADY SIZEMORE WAS OUT OF BASEBALL COMPLETELY.. BUT IT WASN'T EXACTLY BY CHOICE. A BAD BACK. SOME BAD KNEES. AND BUM ELBOW--- TOOK IT'S TOLL AND. KIND OF FORCED HIM OUT OF THE GAME. A YEAR LATER-- SIZEMORE IS NOW THE RED SOX STARTING CENTER FIELDER

RED SOX PLAYED THE TWINS WITHOUT SIZEMORE TODAY--- --

NO SCORE IN THE 4TH INNING -- MIKE CARP DOING SOME DAMAGE--- LACES THIS DOWN THE RIGHT FIELD LINE -- MIKE NAPOLI SLIDES INTO SCORE -- MAKING IT 1-0 BOSTON --

SAME INNING -- XANDER BOGARTS WITH A LINE DRIVE INTO LEFT -- THAT WILL FALL --

----CARP COMES INTO SCORE THE SECOND BOSTON RUN -- 2-0 SOX -- THEY ADD 2 MORE AND WIN IT 4-0 -- SAME TWO TEAMS BACK AT IT -- ONE FINAL TIME FOR SPRING TRAINING TOMORROW ---

RAYS AT THE TIGERS - THERE'S MIGUEL CABRERA - FRESH OFF OF SIGNING A 300 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT

MATT MOORE -- NOT IMPRESSED -- HE STRIKES OUT THE BIG GUY LOOKING -- ALTHOUGH DIDN'T HAVE HIS BEST STUFF TODAY

A BIT LATER ON -- VICTOR MARTINEZ TAGS THIS PITCH INTO LEFT FIELD FOR A RUN SCORING SINGLE -- MAKING IT 3-0 DETROIT -- THEY ARE WINNERS THIS AFTERNOON BY A SCORE OF 6 TO 3 -- MOORE TAKES THE LOSS FOR TAMPA --

BACK IN 1998 THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES BURST ON THE SCENE --- AND IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT FOR THE GOOD PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--- BUT THEN AGAIN---- THE BLADES HAVE BEEN EASY TO LOVE-- MAKING THE PLAYOFFS EVERY YEAR SINCE DAY ONE--- BUT THAT PLAYOFF STREAK IS IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY--- BLADES IN A TIE-FOR THE FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT

EVERY GAME BIG FROM HERE ON OUT---

---BLADES WEARING THEIR SPECIAL --- GUNS AND HOSES JERSIES TONIGHT---- TAKING ON CINCINNATI---

2ND PERIOD--- WE GO--- CYCLONES STRIKE FIRST--- DAN EVES--- WITH THE WRIST SHOT-- HE SCORES--- 1-0 CINCINNATI---

MOMENTS LATER-- BLADES RIGHT BACK--- AJ JENKS ON THE FLY-- HE LIGHTS THE LAMP -- WE ARE TIED AT 1---

BUT IT WAS ALL CYCLONES FROM THERE-- THEY WIN-- 5-2

BLADES HAVE 7 GAMES LEFT TO MAKE A PLAYOFF RUN

ATLANTA WIDE RECEIVER RODDY WHITE IS A MAN OF HIS WORD--

HE TOLD A FAN ON TWITTER THAT HE WOULD -- BUY THE GUY FALCONS SEASON TICKETS IF DUKE LOST TO MERCER IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT---

DUKE LOST--- SO RODDY'S GOT TO PAY UP---

AT FIRST WHITE WAS GOING TO GIVE THE FAN--- TICKETS TO ONE GAME-- BUT THERE WAS SO MUCH BACKLASH ON TWITTER--- WHITE WILL NOW PAY THE BET IN FUL Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO---


IT'S NO LAUGHING MATTER,

AND A CONVENTION UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

WHERE THE GAGS ARE ROLLING THIS WEEKEND.

AND THIS MAN- KNOWN FOR HIS LAUGH.

FORT MYERS REMEMBERS THE MAN WHO HELPED BUILD THE HOOOTERS RESTAURANT CHAIN HERE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) CLOWN CONVENTION-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B) LAGS CELEBRATION-VOTOPS


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LAGS CELEBRATION OF LIFE-SS-VO-SS


FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THE LEE COUNTY MAN WHO HELPED BUILD THE HOOOTERS RESTAURANT CHAIN WILL CELEBRATE IS LIFE.

DAVE LAGESCHULTE, KNOWN AS LAGS, LOST HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER.

LAGS WAS A PARTNER IN OPENING THE FIRST HOOTERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THE ONE ON US 41 FORT MYERS.

AT THE TIME IT WAS ONLY THE FIFTH RESTAURANT IN THE CHAIN.

HE WENT ON TO SERVE AS C-E-O OF 19 RESTAURANTS IN FLORIDA.

HE WAS 62 YEARS OLD.

THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE CEREMONY WILL BE AT THE HOOTERS OF FORT MYERS ON CLEVELAND AVENUE.

IT STARTS AT 4--AND LASTS UNTIL 7. Return to index of stories...


FL MANATEE RESCUE-trxNATVO


Nats of Rescue -- "Yeah, good catch."

CAUGHT ON CAMERA-

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MANATEE RESCUE NEAR LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

SEVERAL PEOPLE CALLED TO REPORT THE INJURED SEACOW.

IT TOOK A FEW DAYS OF SEARCHING --

BUT BIOLOGISTS FINALLY SPOTTED HER NEAR A BRIDGE AND CAUGHT HER.

RIGHT NOW -- SHE'S UNDERGOING TREATMENT AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM. Return to index of stories...


COW RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAMERA-VO


A ONE-THOUSAND POUND BULL WAS SUCCESSFULLY RESCUED TODAY IN FLORIDA.

FRIDAY MORNING THE COW WAS DISCOVERED STRUGGLING IN A SMALL POND NEAR TAMPA.

A SHERIFF'S DEPUTY JUMPED IN FOR THE RESCUE.

WHILE SHE WAS DOING THAT, ANOTHER DEPUTY KEPT WATCH FOR ALLIGATORS.

IT TOOK A COUPLE ATTEMPTS BUT A HALF HOUR LATER, THE 20-YEAR-OLD BULL WAS SAVED AND WALKING AGAIN UNHURT. Return to index of stories...


CLOWN CONVENTION-trxNATVO


THERE WAS A LOT OF CLOWNING AROUND THIS WEEK IN ILLINOIS.

CHARACTERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WERE GATHERED FOR THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE WORLD CLOWN ASSOCIATION.

250 INTERNATIONAL CLOWNS COME TOGETHER EACH YEAR FOR THIS CLOWN CONVENTION.

LOOKING TO PERFECT THEIR CRAFT.

THIS WAS THEIR 30TH ANNUAL EVENT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE----


"I'm looking in my mirrors. Dude, really?

ROAD RAGE GETS OUT OF CONTROL NEAR TAMPA.

AND GET THIS-

IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

YOU HAVE TO SEE WHERE THIS DRIVER ENDED UP.

HOW'S YOUR MORNING CUP OF JOE?

THE FAST FOOD BREAKFAST WARS HEAT UP.

WHERE YOU CAN COME OUT ON TOP WITH FREE COFFEE.

THAT'S NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) TAMPA ROAD RAGE-SOTVO


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TZ3 B) FREE COFFEE-VOTOPS


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX


LETS RUN DOWN YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW-

AUTHORITES ARE INVESTIGATING A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN ARCADIA.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE KARL BURNHAM VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BOTH HIS PARENTS AND THEN FLED TO ORANGE COUNTY.

HE WAS ARRESTED THERE AND JUST TRANSPORTED BACK TO DESOTO COUNTY.

ABC7 HAS CONFIRMED HE'S FACING A JUDGE THIS MORNING.

HAPPENING WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING-

A FIVE POINT ONE MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE NEAR LOS ANGELES HAPPENED OVERNIGHT.

RIGHT NOW PEOPLE ARE DEALING WITH POWER OUTAGES AND WATER MAIN BREAKS.

THIS COMES AFTER-

A MAGNITUDE FOUR-POINT-FOUR QUAKE STRUCK THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY JUST LAST WEEK.

SO FAR-

ONLY MINOR INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

ABC-7 IS LEARNING ABOUT A SERIOUS CRASH IN CAPE CORAL BETWEEN A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE.

IT HAPPENED AT CORAL LAKES AND DEL PRADO BOULEVARDS.

AN ABC7 CREW SAW A BODY LOADED INTO THE CORONER VAN --

WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION THIS MORNING.

STAY WITH US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS 1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS


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TS 2) CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE-VOTOPS


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TS 3) CAPE CRASH-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


Temperatures ended on a warm note as we closed out the week and we'll continue with the warm weather, however we'll be tracking a bit of rain for our Saturday. The good news is, our weekend won't be a total wash out as drier weather builds in tomorrow.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Skies will be mostly cloudy and we'll more than likely see a few rain areas moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the day, expect off and on showers, although it won't be an all day rain event. Daytime highs will remain warm despite the clouds and the rain as they max out in the lower half of the 80s.

Tonight, a few showers and even an isolated storm will linger through the evening hours while skies stay mostly cloudy. Temperatures will also remain mild and muggy as they settle into the middle and upper 60s.

As a cold front pushes by on early Sunday, we'll see drier weather building in throughout the day. Mostly sunny skies will take over and afternoon highs will warm up into the upper 70s. A northerly breeze will send in slightly cooler and drier air for the start of the week. We'll start with readings in the middle 50s with afternoon temperatures climbing into the 80s. With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM


IT'S BEEN ONE WEEK-

OFFICIALS IN RURAL WASHINGTON STATE ARE ASKING FOR PATIENCE IN THE SEARCH FOR VICTIMS OF LAST SATURDAY'S MASSIVE MUDSLIDE --

CREWS ARE EXHAUSTED - CHARACTERIZING THE MUD LAYERS LIKE FIBERGLASS;

17 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD THIS MORNING.

AT LEAST 90 PEOPLE ARE MISSING.

THE RECUE EFFORT HAS BEEN DAUNTING FOR CREWS AND ALSO FAMILY MEMBERS.

SOME PEOPLE-

USING THEIR BARE HANDS TO DIG. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-SOTVO


"These individuals come in, up to waist deep in mud that they've been going through. They've seen things, that most people, that people shouldn't have to see."

WASHINGTON GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE IS CALLING FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE THIS MORNING AT 1:37 AM EASTERN TIME--

THE EXACT MOMENT THE LANDSLIDE HIT. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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MISSING PLANE UPDATE-VO


NEW OBJECTS SPOTTED IN THE WATER.

THIS MORNING-

AIRCRAFTS ARE SEARCHING A NEW AREA FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

CREWS WERE SEARCHING AN AREA APPROXIMATELY 700 MILES NORTH OF THE LOCATION THEY HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR DEBRIS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

OBJECTS WERE SPOTTED FLOATING IN THE NEW SEARCH AREA, BUT THEY STILL HAVEN'T BEEN PICKED UP BY A SHIP FOR EXAMINATION. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS CHRITIE SCANDAL-TRX-SOTVO


I'd love to say I missed you. Um. But I didn't.

THAT'S NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE TALKING TO RPEORTERS ON FRIDAY.

THE GOVERNOR DEFENDED A NEW REPORT COMMISIONED BY HIS OWN OFFICE-

THAT CONCLUDES HE WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE WASHINGTON BRIDGE CONTROVERSEY.

WHILE CHRISTIE ACKNOWLEDGED HIS REPUTATION SUFFERED.HE INSISTS NONE OF THIS WILL DERAIL HIS FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-VIDEO IN POP


IT HAPPENS FROM TIME TO TIME. YOU'RE BEHIND THE WHEEL. YOU LOOK IN THE REAR-VIEW. AND NOTICE THE DRIVER BEHIND YOU IS TAILGATING YOU.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THAT DRIVER GETS UPSET?

AND AS JOSH GREEN REPORTS, IT HAPPENED TO ONE WOMAN NEAR TAMPA, FLORIDA.AND SHE CAUGHT THE INCIDENT ON HER SMARTPHONE. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-PKG


IT WAS ON U-S 41 IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. WHEN THE BLACK FORD TRUCK CAME UP BEHIND HER.

"I'm looking in my mirrors. Dude, really? I'm going the speed limit. I'm following all the traffic laws."

SHE SAYS SHE KEPT ONE HAND ON THE WHEEL.AND TURNED ON HER I-PHONE WITH THE OTHER.

"when I've had some things happen to me and when I didn't pull the phone out and I didn't have a witness.then this is my witness."

THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK. PASSES HER, SLOWS DOWN.THEN COMES BACK, FLIPPING HER OFF.

"I hate to use the word ego but I think that kind of caught up with him and he tried to show off."

sound of crash

"ha ha ha ha. That's what you get. All on video, buddy."

STATE TROOPERS SAY THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK - JEFFREY TRAVIS WHITE - TOOK OFF AFTER ENDING UP IN THAT DITCH.

"I really couldn't get to sleep that night actually because of the whole everything going on in my head."

BUT HER VIDEO LED TROOPERS TO WHITE AND THEY ARRESTED HIM.

WE WANTED TO SPEAK WITH HIM. WENT TO HIS HOUSE.WHERE THE TRUCK WAS IN THE DRIVEWAY.

WE HEARD PEOPLE INSIDE, BUT NO ONE WOULD ANSWER.

Josh Green: "I don't think Jeff wants to talk to us."

THE DRIVER WHO CAPTURED IT CALLED THE VIDEO REDNECK ROAD RAGE / INSTANT KARMA. A SNAPSHOT OF A DANGEROUS MOMENT ON THE ROAD. THAT'S NOW PLAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN INTERNET INFAMY.

"There's some point where you've got to learn to curb your behavior. We have to grow. I hope, honestly, that this is a growing experience for him." Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-ONCAM


JOSH GREEN REPORTING.

THE WOMAN WANTE DTO REMAIN ANNONYMOUS BECAUSE SHE SAYS SH IS RECEIVING DEATH THREATS ON-LINE.

FORTUNATELY, NO ONE WAS INJURED IN THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


FL SCHOOL VOUCHERS-TURN-OTS-VO


THE FLORIDA HOUSE EDUCATION PANEL APPROVED A PLAN THAT COULD DOUBLE THE SIZE OF FLORIDA'S PRIVATE-SCHOOL VOUCHER PLAN.

LAWMAKERS COMBINED TWO PROPOSALS, AND AGREED TO EXPAND THE STATE'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILLITIES.

THEY WILL ALSO INCREASE A TAX CREDIT TO SEND LOW ENCOME STUDENTS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

DEMOCRATS OPPOSED THE LEGISLATION -- SAYING THE PLAN WILL TAKE AWAY FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE STUDENT DEBT-VOTOPS


AMERICANS' STUDENT DEBT NOW STANDS AT ONE "TRILLION" DOLLARS.

AND THEY MIGHT NEVER CATCH UP. FINANCIALLY. TO PEERS WHO GRADUATE DEBT-FREE.

RESERACHERS SAY PEOPLE WHO GRADUATE COLLEGE SADDLED WITH DEBT SPEND YEARS PAYING IT OFF. INSTEAD OF PUTTING THEIR EARNINGS INTO INVESTMENTS, RETIREMENT, OR BUYING A HOME. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS FREE COFFEE-trxVOTOPS


THE FAST FOOD BREAKFAST WARS ARE HEATING UP.

STARTING MONDAY UNTIL APRIL 13TH --

MCDONALD'S WILL OFFER FREE COFFEE DURING BREAKFAST HOURS.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AS TACO BELL ROLLS OUT ADS TO PROMOTE ITS NEW BREAKFAST MENU, WHICH INCLUDES A WAFFLE TACO. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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AIR SHOW-BNC SS


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS SATURDAY?

ABC-7 ALWAYS HAS YOU COVERED!

THE 34TH ANNUAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW IN PUNTA GORDA IS IN FULL SWING!

SOME OF THE BEST IN AERIAL ACROBATICS WILL BE ON DISPLAY THIS WEEKEND.

ORGANIZERS TELL NBC2 -- THEY'RE EXPECTING ANYWHERE FROM 40-TO-60 THOUSAND PEOPLE PACKING THE RUWAY.

DOORS OPEN AT 9 THIS MORNING AT THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT.

OPENING CEROMIES ARE AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRATE BONITA-SSTOPS


THERE A BIG PARTY TOMORROW IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S CELEBRATE BONITA IN RIVERSIDE PARK FROM 2-9.

THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC, A CHILDREN'S AREA WITH LASER TAG, BOUNCE HOUSES, CARIVNAL GAMES, AND A CHILI COOK-OFF. Return to index of stories...


SPRING ART FAIR-SSTOPS


YOU CAN CELEBRATE SPRING AND FIND UNIQUE ITEMS CREATED BY LOCAL ARTISTS AT THE SPRING ART FAIRTODAY AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S FROM 11-6. Return to index of stories...


SPRING CARNIAVAL-SSTOPS


YOU CAN TAKE YOUR KIDS TO THE SPRING CARNIVAL IN CAPE CORAL THIS AFTERNOON.

RONALD MCDONALD WILL BE THERE.

THERE WILL BE GAMES AND ARTS AND CRAFTS.

IT'S AT THE WILLIAM AUSTEN YOUTH CENTER, BEHIND SUN SPLASH.

THE CARNIVAL RAISES MONEY FOR THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND THING-BNC


IF YOU LIKE SEAFOOD AND LIVE MUSIC, HEAD TO MARCO ISLAND.

THE SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL IS TODAY AND TOMORROW FROM 11 -9.

60 ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS WILL BE THERE, AS WELL AS A KIDS ZONE AND YOUR FAVORITE SEAFOOD SPECIALITES LIKE GROUPER, CRAB CAKES, STONE CRABS, SHRIMP, AND CHOWDER. Return to index of stories...


NMF OUTDOOR CONCERT-SSTOPS


THERE'S AN OUTDOOR CONCERT IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT'S FREE FROM 6 TO 9 P.M.

IT'S AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

MAKE SURE TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS.

THERE WILL BE FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Return to index of stories...


SINKING OF YAMATO-SSTOPS


WATCH AS A NAVY PILOT RECOUNTS THE SINKING OF THE MOST PWERFUL WARSHIP OF ITS TIME.

THE SINKING OF THE JAPANESE YAMATO WAS A MAJOR SUCCESS FOR AMERICAN TROOPS DURING WORLD WAR 2.

YOU CAN CATCH IT AT THE NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AT 2 P.M.

AT THE MUSEUM OF MEMORABILIA.

THERE WILL BE QUESTIONS ANSWERED AFTER. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR---


LADIES- WANT A MAN WITH MORE FACIAL HAIR?

ABC7 HAS YOU COVERED!

WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THAT 5 O'CLOCK SHADOW.

AND BREAKING A WORLD RECORD. WITH BREAST MILK.

HOW IT HAPPENED.

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


TZ4 A) BEARD IMPLANT-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B) BREAST MILK-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


Temperatures ended on a warm note as we closed out the week and we'll continue with the warm weather, however we'll be tracking a bit of rain for our Saturday. The good news is, our weekend won't be a total wash out as drier weather builds in tomorrow.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Skies will be mostly cloudy and we'll more than likely see a few rain areas moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the day, expect off and on showers, although it won't be an all day rain event. Daytime highs will remain warm despite the clouds and the rain as they max out in the lower half of the 80s.

Tonight, a few showers and even an isolated storm will linger through the evening hours while skies stay mostly cloudy. Temperatures will also remain mild and muggy as they settle into the middle and upper 60s.

As a cold front pushes by on early Sunday, we'll see drier weather building in throughout the day. Mostly sunny skies will take over and afternoon highs will warm up into the upper 70s. A northerly breeze will send in slightly cooler and drier air for the start of the week. We'll start with readings in the middle 50s with afternoon temperatures climbing into the 80s. With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Return to index of stories...


BEARD IMPLANTS WHAT?-TRX-SOTVO


It's grown from something I would do 2-3 procedures a year to something that we're now doing on a weekly basis.

HE'S TALKING ABOUT BEARD IMPLANTS!

THAT'S RIGHT-

BEARDS HAVE BEEN GETTING SO POULAR-

PEOPLE WITH PATCHY FACIAL HAIR-

HAVE A SOLUTION.

BUT IT'S NOT CHEAP-

DEPENDING ON HOW MANY FOLLICLES YOU NEED, IT CAN COST ANYWHERE BETWEEN 5 AND 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


COLBERT CONTROVERSIAL TWEET-CG


COMEDIAN STEPHEN COLBERT IS DENYING HE WAS INVOLVED IN A CONTROVERSIAL TWEET.

LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN -- THIS IS THE TWEET WITH DEROGATORY COMMENTS ABOUT ASIANS.

SOMEONE SENT THAT FROM AN ACCOUNT CONTROLLED BY COMEDY CENTRAL.

ON HIS PERSONAL TWITTER ACCOUNT -- COLBERT POSTED HE DIDN'T WRITE THAT.

THE TWEET'S SINCE BEEN DELETED. Return to index of stories...


LULULEMON LINE-VO


IT'S SOME OF THE MOST COVETED WORKOUT APPAREL ON THE PLANET.

THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S SO EXPENSIVE!

WELL-

IT'S ONE LUCKY WEEKEND FOR MANY MIDWESTERNERS.

THOUSANDS ARE LINED UP FOR THE LULULEMON WAREHOUSE SALE.

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO BUY THE EXPENSIVE YOGA AND WORKOUT GEAR FOR ROCK BOTTOM PRICES.

THE WAREHOUSE SALE IS HELD IN A DIFFERENT CITY EACH YEAR.

IT RUNS ALL WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


BREAST MILK DONATION-NATSVO


A TEXAS MOTHER HAS DONATED MORE THAN 53-THOUSAND OUNCES OF BREAST MILK.

ROUGHLY 4-HUNDRED 14 GALLONS.

NOW SHE'S APPLYING TO THE GUINNES BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.

baby goes ahh, give me a kiss

WHEN ALYSE OGLETREE FIRST STARTED DONATING BREAST MILK --

IT WAS BECAUSE SHE WAS OVERPRODUCING.

THEN SHE LEARNED -- AT HER RATE -- SHE COULD BEAT THE CURRENT RECORD HOLDER.

SHE'S STILL IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE--


"You really have to guide them through making good decisions."

AND THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

THE NEW CHALLENGE SPREADING THOUGH SCHOOLS THAT COULD MAKE YOU KID SICK! Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A-SOTVO


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THE ERASER CHALLENGE-ONCAM


THERE'S A NEW TREND AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT INVOLVES A PENCIL'S ERASER.

AS BRAD DRAZEN REPORTS, STUDENTS ARE SCARRING THEMSELVES IN A CHALLENGE THAT SEEMS HARMLESS BUT CAN BE DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


THE ERASER CHALLENGE-PKG


IN THE BUSTLING HALLWAYS OF BETHEL MIDDLE SCHOOL. THERE'S A NEW CONCERN.

IT'S CALLED ABC ERASER CHALLENGE. KIDS RUBBING ERASERS UP AND DOWN THEIR ARM WHILE SAYING THE ALPHABET.

"Not just ABCDE but they;re coming up with words in between: A apple, B boy and so forth all the way to Z and then at the end they show their friends: what does it look like, how far did they go. How big is the mark?"

PRINCIPAL DEREK MUHAREM SAYS ABOUT A DOZEN BOYS AND GIRLS HAVE BEEN SEEN BY THE NURSE FOR INJURIES FROM THE CHALLENGE. IT'S ENOUGH OF A RED FLAG TO PROMPT HIM TO EMAIL THIS LETTER TO PARENTS.

ELISA VOLPATI HAS A SON AT BETHEL MIDDLE.

"I'm very glad the school makes up aware of things but on the other hand they have to edit what they're telling us and what the kids are actually hearing. Because the kids are getting emails just like the parents are obviously."

"You really have to guide them through making good decisions."

COUNSELOR AMANDA KIRK SAYS THE ERASER CHELLENGE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ADOLESCENTS PUSHING THE ENVELOPE.

"It is developmentally appropriate for teens to try things experiment and maybe take some risks which is why is so important for parents to be aware and to look for these things."

PEER PRESSURE IS ONE CONCERN. HEALTH IS ANOTHER.

"Because they're using erasers, and they're breaking the skin, sharing erasers with a friend. And then who know what's out there, blood on the eraser, you can get an infection that way."

ELISA VOLPATI SAYS WHILE SHE IS CONCERNED, SHE REALIZES IT'S ANOTHER PART OF RAISING A TEEN.

"Kids are experimenting. back when I was a kid we were doing those sort of things. Obviously it's just another one of those things we as parents have to watch out for." Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CONNECTIVITY LAB-VO


TURNING TO THE SKY TO CONNECT PEOPLE ON THE GROUND.

FACEBOOK C-E-O MARK ZUCKERBERG UNVEILED THE "CONNECTIVITY LAB" THIS WEEK.

IT'S PART OF THE COMPANY'S COMMITMENT A GLOBAL GROUP OF COMPANIES WORKING TO BRING THE INTERNET TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE IT.

THE PEOPLE AT THE "CONNECTIVITY LAB" ARE CREATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES. AND AIRCRAFT. TO DELIVER INTERNET SERVICE TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD.

TAILORING THE TECH AND DELIVERY TO WHERE PEOPLE LIVE. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN HEARS FOR THE FIRST TIME-VO


IT'S VIDEO THAT IS GUARANTEED TO WARM YOUR HEART THIS MORNING.

TAKE A LISTEN-

nats: monday tuesday.wednesday.

JOANNE MILNE SUFFERS FROM USHER SYNDROME AND WAS BORN DEAF 39 YEARS AGO.

THIS IS JOANNE HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME.

SHE BURST INTO TEARS AS THE DAYS OF THE WEEK WERE READ OUT TO HER BY A NURSE.

JOANNE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH A DOUBLE COCHLEAR IMPLANT BECAUSE THE GENETIC DISORDER THAT MADE HER DEAF STARTED IMPAIRING HER VISION. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS


LETS RUN DOWN YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW-

AUTHORITES ARE INVESTIGATING A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN ARCADIA.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE KARL BURNHAM VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BOTH HIS PARENTS AND THEN FLED TO ORANGE COUNTY.

HE WAS ARRESTED THERE AND JUST TRANSPORTED BACK TO DESOTO COUNTY.

ABC7 HAS CONFIRMED HE'S FACING A JUDGE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE CRASH-VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS LEARNING ABOUT A SERIOUS CRASH IN CAPE CORAL BETWEEN A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE.

IT HAPPENED AT CORAL LAKES AND DEL PRADO BOULEVARDS.

AN ABC7 CREW SAW A BODY LOADED INTO THE CORONER VAN --

WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE INFORMATION THIS MORNING.

STAY WITH US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CHILD PORN ARREST-SSTOPS-VO


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING THROUGH EVIDENCE TO SEE IF A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN WAS MAKING CHILD PORN.

THEY SAY THEY FOUND DISTURBING PICTURES ON JESUS SALAS'S COMPUTERS.

HE WAS ARRESTED ON 10 COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY POSSESSION.

INVESTIGATORS TOOK ITEMS FROM HIS HOME AND SHED IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THEY SAY SALAS WAS DOWNLOADING AND SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY INVOLVING CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. Return to index of stories...


TS4) FM HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


A MASKED MAN FORCED HIMSELF INTO A LEE COUNTY HOME AND ROBBED THE ELDERLY WOMAN INSIDE.

IT HAPPENED ALONG SEMINOLE AVE.

IN THE TICE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FORT MYERS.

THE VICTIM WAS TOO AFRAID TO SPEAK ON CAMERA OR PRESS CHARGES AFTER FRIDAY MORNING'S HOME INVASION.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS5) BARRON COLLIER STUDENTS-SSTOPS (2)


TWO BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE RECOVERING FROM SERIOUS INJURIES THIS MORNING.

OFFICERS SAY NICK HEALEY WAS A PASSENGER IN A CAR HEADING NORTH ON 75 NEAR MACON GEORGIA WHEN THE DRIVER CRASHED ON SUNDAY.

DOCTORS HAD TO AMPUTATE HIS LEG.

CAMERON CONROY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

HE'S BACK IN NAPLES.

TROOPERS SAY A TIRE BLEW AND SENT THE CAR INTO A GUARDRAIL.

IT OVERTURNED IN A MIDDLE LANE. 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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