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KEY LIST TS 3) CAR INTO GULF-VOTOPS
NEWS OPEN-CLIP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER WEATHER-WX CTR
HL1) COLLIER TREES-VOTOPS-WIPE WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM
HL2) CAR INTO GULF-SOTVO-WIPE WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-SOT(2)VO
HL3) PINE MANOR-VOTOPS MISSING PLANE-VO
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP SOCAL EARTHQUAKE-VOWIPE
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR SOCAL EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO
IMMOKALEE FIRE-VOTOPS DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP
BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP FAMU PLAYER SENTENCED-POP
ARCADIA MURDER-SS-VO-WIPE FAMU PLAYER SENTENCED-PKG
ARCADIA MURDER-SOTVO FAMU PLAYER SENTENCED-TAG
MOTHER STABS SON TO DEATH-VOWIPE CANDIDATE FORUM-OC-CG-SS
MOTHER STABS SON TO DEATH-SOTVO LEE ELEX UPGRADES-OC-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP TRAFFIC CLIP-CLIP
PINE MANOR HOME INVASION-VO-WIPE STAY ALIVE ON I75-VO
PINE MANOR HOME INVASION-SOTVO ESTERO FILL THE BOOT-SSTOPS
FL CHURCH DEACON SEX ABUSE-VOWIPE EARTH HOUR OBSERVANCE-TRX-VOTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP THINGS TO DO-CLIP
CAR INTO GULF-VOWIPE AIR SHOW-BNC SS
CAR INTO GULF-SOTVO ART ON THE LAKE-SSTOPS
LEHIGH ROLLOVER-(3)SS-WIPE MERCATO WOOFSTOCK-BNC
COLLIER TREES FALL DOWN-(2)SSTOPS-WIPE WEDDING EXPO-CGTOPS
FLORIDA STORMS-VO ALLIANCE BLUEGRASS-SSTOPS
FLORIDA AIR SHOW-VOTOPS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
SPRING TRAINING-VO-WIPE TEASE FOUR---
SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO TZ4 A) CANDY CRUSH-SOTVO
CAPE CRASH-VO TZ4 B) PORCUPINE-VOTOPS
ULTRA FESTIVAL INJURY-VO LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG
GOVERNOR SCOTT CRASH-ONCAM STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
NFM FARM SHARE-VO-WIPE MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
NFM FARM SHARE-SOTVO MAIN WEATHER
HEALTH CARE SIGN UP-VOWIPE CANDY CRUSH-VO IN POP
HEALTH CARE SIGN UP-SOTVO CANDY CRUSH-PKG
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP CANDY CRUSH-TAG
TEASE ONE--- COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOT TEASE FIVE--
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS TZ5 A) BREAKFAST WARS-SOTVO
WEATHER BREAKFAST WARS-ONCAM
SPORTS PKG-PKG BREAKFAST WARS-PKG
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP BABY PORCUPINE RESCUED-OC SOTVO
TEASE TWO--- POLAR CUBS-VO
TZ2 A) GOLF TIPS-VOTOPS-WIPE NEW ROYAL PHOTO-VOTOPS
TZ2 B) STAY ALIVE I75-VOTOPS TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
GOLF TIPS-TRX-PKG TS1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS2) PINE ISLAND INVASION-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE---- TS3) CAR INTO GULF-VOTOPS
TZ3 B) ELECTION UPGRADES-VOTOPS TS4) LEHIGH ROLLOVER-SS (3) TOPS
NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS5) TREES DOWN-SSTOPS (2)
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
TS 1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS END TIME
TS 2) PINE MANOR-VOTOPS  


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) COLLIER TREES-VOTOPS-WIPE


TREES RIPPED FROM THE GROUND,

OUT OF CONTROL WIND.

WHERE THESE IMAGES CAME FROM,

AND IF SUNDAY'S WEATHER WILL BE A WASHOUT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) CAR INTO GULF-SOTVO-WIPE


"Down came a car, bounced off the dock and landed in the water"

A CAR CRASHES INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO!

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THE OWNER DID NEXT! Return to index of stories...


HL3) PINE MANOR-VOTOPS


ATTACKED IN HER OWN HOME WHILE HER CHILDREN WERE SLEEPING.

ABC7 HAS THE LATEST ON THE SEARCH FOR THE MAN RESPONSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


Now that the steady rains and storms have cleared the area, we're in store for a delightful stretch of weather.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A few patchy clouds will linger around near sunrise, giving way to mostly sunny skies for the rest of our Sunday. Now that the cold front has passed to our south, expect winds to be breezy out of the north with gusts nearing 25mph. It's along this northerly wind that will usher in drier and slightly cooler air. Daytime highs today will also be a few degrees cooler as they top out in the upper 70s.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will prevail and temperatures will be quite cool by Monday morning. Along the urban corridor, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s, while some our inland and northern cool spots settle into the lower 50s.

With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Skies will stay mostly to partly sunny, while afternoon highs climb quickly into the middle 80s by mid week. Overnight lows will also stay comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FIRE-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING --

COLLIER COUNTY FIRE CREWS ARE ON THE SCENE OF A FIRE AT THE IMMOKALEE AIRPORT --

WE'RE TOLD IT WAS A SMALL BUILDING OR RV TRAILER THAT BURNED --

IT'S UNCLEAR HOW IT STARTED --

WE KNOW THE FIRE IS UNDER CONTROL AT THIS HOUR --

WE'RE MAKING PHONE CALLS TO FIND OUT WHAT'S NEXT IN THE INVESTIGATION --

COUNT ON US TO PASS ALONG ANY NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP


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ARCADIA MURDER-SS-VO-WIPE


IT'S OUR BIG STORY AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US THIS.

GOOD MORNING-

I'M JOELLE PARKS.

ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS FATHER TO DEATH.

AND BEATING HIS MOM SO SEVERELY, SHE'S FIGHTING FOR HER HER LIFE THIS MORNING.

DEPUTIES SAY 49 YEAR OLD KARL BURNHAM ATTACKED HIS PARENTS THURSDAY NIGHT INSIDE THEIR ARCADIA HOME.

NEIGHBORS ARE PRAYING FOR JOANN BURNHAM TO PULL THROUGH THIS MORNING.

THEY ARE ALSO MOURNING THE LOSS OF HER HUSBAND, GEORGE. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER-SOTVO


Carol Smead/ neighbor

"Between the two of them, they made such a great family. It's a shame something like this happened."

KARL BURNHAM IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

WE KNOW BURNHAM JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON TWO YEARS AGO AFTER SERVING TIME FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER STABS SON TO DEATH-VOWIPE


DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING-

A MOTHER IS IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE STABBING DEATH OF HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON.

IT HAPPENED IN ST. PETERSBURG.

ON FRIDAY EVENING, TASHA TROTTER CAME TO THE HOME HER SON SHARED WITH HER MOTHER -- ACTING STRANGELY.

POLICE SAY SHE GRABBED A KNIFE FROM THE KITCHEN AND BEGAN STABBING THE BOY.

NEIGHBORS HEARD SCREAMING AND SOUGHT HELP FROM NEARBY POLICE. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER STABS SON TO DEATH-SOTVO


S/ Stephanie Brown / Neighbor:16

"They were doing their best, but from the wounds to him, he was probably dead before he came out the door."

Q: Does that hit you hard?

"When I say, 'I cried'. When I got there, I cried."

PARAMEDICS WERE UNABLE TO SAVE THE BOY.

THE MOTIVE IS STILL UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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PINE MANOR HOME INVASION-VO-WIPE


BEATEN AND ROBBED IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN.

DEVELOPING OUT OF LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING-

THAT WOMAN IS RECOVERING,

AND DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR THE MAN WHO BROKE INTO HER PINE MANOR HOME -

IT HAPPENED EARLY SATURDAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY CLAUDIA LOPEZ WAS SLEEPING INSIDE HER HOUSE ON MAPLE DRIVE WHEN THE MAN FORCED HIS WAY AND DEMANDED MONEY.

THEY SAY AFTER BEATING HER UP, AND THREATENING HER WITH A KNIFE, THE MAN RAN OFF.

DEPUTIES SEARCHED THE AREA BUT HAD NO LUCK FINDING HIM. Return to index of stories...


PINE MANOR HOME INVASION-SOTVO


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she told me she was sleeping when she heard the door and she thought it was her husband and then the guy went into the room and asked for money and then started beating her up. And she got all bloody and the guy had a knife and she was claiming she has kids and not to do

LOPEZ AND HER THREE CHILDREN ARE O-K.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING-

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FL CHURCH DEACON SEX ABUSE-VOWIPE


A CHURCH DEACON ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING A GIRL UNDER THE AGE OF TEN -

INSIDE HIS HOME AND HIS TREE HOUSE.

THE MOLESTATION OCCURRED OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS.

DETECTIVES SAY THE VICTIM IS YOUNGER THAN TEN.

SHE CAME FORWARD TO HER MOM LAST WEEK.

DEPUTIES SAY THOMAS HALSEY DENIED THE ACCUSATIONS

HE CLAIMED THE GIRL IS THE ONE WHO INITIATED THE SEX ACTS.

CHURCH OFFICIALS ALSO SAY HALSEY HAS BEEN REMOVED AS A DEACON. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP


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CAR INTO GULF-VOWIPE


15 FEET UNDER WATER

THATS WHERE A MANS CAR SITS THIS MORNING

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN A MAN HANDED OVER HIS KEYS TO A VALET AT THE MOSS MARINE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ABC-7 IS TOLD THE VALET MIGHT HAVE FORGOT TO PUT IT IN PARK WHEN IT BEGAN TO ROLL OFF THE DOCK AND INTO THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO GULF-SOTVO


Daniel Vincent: witness

"It was kind of smooth it just sat there floating. It didn't go very far slowly getting lower and lower until it starting shorting out then the lights came on the trunk popped then it sunk."

NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME

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LEHIGH ROLLOVER-(3)SS-WIPE


THE NASTY WEATHER WE HAD THIS WEEKEND MADE CONDITIONS DANGEROUS ON THE ROADS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ROLLOVER CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

RAIN AND SPEED ARE BEING BLAMED FOR CAUSING THIS S-U-V TO FLIP ON IT'S SIDE.

IT HAPPENED AROUND EIGHT ON LEE BOULEVARD NEAR TAYLOR LANE.

THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TREES FALL DOWN-(2)SSTOPS-WIPE


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS SENT IN FROM A VIEWER.

SATURDAY'S STORMS KNOCKED DOWN TREES IN THE ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCH DEVELOPMENT.

THAT'S OFF OIL WELL ROAD IN EASTERN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS US, IT WAS CALLED IN AS A TORNADO BUT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASN'T CONFIRMED THAT REPORT. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STORMS-VO


WHILE WE DEALT WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WAS DEALING WITH TORNADOS.

HOMEOWNERS IN ORLANDO ARE NOW ATTENDING TO THE TREES AND DEBRIS THAT HAVE LEFT DAMAGED ROOFS AND PORCHES, LITTER-STREWN YARDS, AND CRUSHED VEHICLES.

WHILE UTILITY CREWS ARE WORKING TO RESTORE POWER.

NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA AIR SHOW-VOTOPS


THE NASTY WEATHER GROUNDED PLANES AT THE FLORIDA AIR SHOW IN PUNTA GORDA ON SATURDAY.

PEOPLE WERE DISSAPPOINTED WHEN THE RAIN FORCED THE SHOW TO END EARLY.

BUT THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS.

THE GATES OPEN THIS MORNING AT NINE WITH FLIGHTS BEGINNING AT ELEVEN AND THE FORECAST IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-VO-WIPE


THE RAIN DIDN'T STOP FANS FROM FILLING THE STANDS FOR THE LAST SPRING TRAINING GAME OF 2014.

SATURDAY WAS THE LAST DAY OF GAMES ACROSS THE STATE AND IT WAS A WET ONE FOR THE RED SOX AND TWINS--

THEY SQUARED OF AT JET BLU PARK.

THE RED SOX LOST, BUT FANS SAY THEY'RE NOT TOO DISSAPPOINTED BECAUSE THEIR TEAM HAS A STRONG SEASON AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


SPRING TRAINING-SOTVO


"Well as long as they play the first string they'll be in good shape. They put the other guys in and fell behind. I think their starting group is pretty strong"

COMING UP A LITTLE LATER IN SPORTS, CHRIS PARKS WILL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GAME AND LET YOU KNOW WHO WILL KEEP THE CHAIRMAN'S CUP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CRASH-VO


A MAN IS DEAD THIS MORNING- AFTER CRASHING HIS MOTORCYCLE IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS IS A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU ON SATURDAY MORNING.

THE CRASH HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT ON DEL PRADO AND CORAL LAKES BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 23 YEAR OLD BRIAN GIEL WAS RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE WHEN HE TURNED IN FRONT OF A VAN.

HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


ULTRA FESTIVAL INJURY-VO


HAPPENING AT ULTRA FESTIVAL IN MIAMI-

A SECURITY GUARD GOT TRAMPLED AND HOSPITILIZED IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

IT'S BEEN TOUTED AS THE WORLD'S PREMIERE ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL.

AND IT'S FREE.

FANS GOING INSIDE KNOCKED DOWN A FEMALE SECURITY GUARD.

SHE SUFFERED HEAD TRAUMA AND A BROKEN LEG.

22 ARRESTS WERE MADE ON THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL.

THERE WERE 48 RESCUE RUNS. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR SCOTT CRASH-ONCAM


A QUIET DINNER FOR GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ENDED WITH A CRASH.

THE GOVERNOR WAS HAVING DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES WHEN HIS DRIVER HIT ANOTHER CAR WHILE PARKING HIS S-U-V.

THE GOVERNOR WASN'T IN THE VEHICLE AT THE TIME. NO ONE WAS HURT AND THE VEHICLES ONLY HAVE MINOR DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


NFM FARM SHARE-VO-WIPE


LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED ARE GETTING SOME HELP PUTTING FOOD ON THE TABLE.

MORE THAN FIFTY-THOUSAND POUNDS OF FOOD WERE HANDED OUT SATURDAY, BY THE GROUP FARM SHARE.

NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE COLLECTED BOXES OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND OTHER GOODS.

SOME RECIPEINTS SHOWED UP HOURS BEFORE THE DISTRIBUTION EVEN STARTED IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

WORKERS SAY EACH FAMILY HAS ENOUGH FOOD FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


NFM FARM SHARE-SOTVO


"I've just been down in the dumps. Going back and forth with jobs and

everything. It's been beating on me. It's hard to find employment here

so now that I at least have one less thing that I have to worry

about."

FARM SHARE WORKERS SAY THEY'RE PLANNING TO COME BACK TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MORE OFTEN.

THEY SAY THE LARGE TURNOUT SATURDAY, SHOWS JUST HOW BIG THE NEED IS HERE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH CARE SIGN UP-VOWIPE


THE SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS LOOMING FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES KATHLEEN SEBELIUS WAS AT A CHURCH IN MIAMI--

TO ADDRESS PEOPLE SIGNING UP FOR INSURANCE BEFORE MONDAY'S DEADLINE.

MORE THAN 6 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE NOW SIGNED UP FOR PRIVATE INSURANCE.

THAT'S FEWER THAN THE ADMINISTRATION'S ORIGINAL GOAL OF 7 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH CARE SIGN UP-SOTVO


S/ Margarita Merito / Signed Up for Insurance:08

"It feels great. I'm glad I'm reassured that I have my insurance now. I'm not scared."

THE DEADLINE OF MARCH 31 WILL BE EXTENDED TO MID-APRIL FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY STARTED THE SIGN UP PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---


SATURDAY WAS A WASHOUT BUT WHAT ABOUT SUNDAY?

ABC7 METEROLOGIST KIRA MINER IS PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES ON HER STORMWARN 7 FORECAST.

WHEN THE RAIN WILL CLEAR!

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TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOT


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER


Now that the steady rains and storms have cleared the area, we're in store for a delightful stretch of weather.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A few patchy clouds will linger around near sunrise, giving way to mostly sunny skies for the rest of our Sunday. Now that the cold front has passed to our south, expect winds to be breezy out of the north with gusts nearing 25mph. It's along this northerly wind that will usher in drier and slightly cooler air. Daytime highs today will also be a few degrees cooler as they top out in the upper 70s.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will prevail and temperatures will be quite cool by Monday morning. Along the urban corridor, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s, while some our inland and northern cool spots settle into the lower 50s.

With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Skies will stay mostly to partly sunny, while afternoon highs climb quickly into the middle 80s by mid week. Overnight lows will also stay comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


THE FLORIDA GATORS HAVE BEEN NEARLY UNSTOPPABLE - NOT ONLY DURING THE REGULAR SEASON -- BUT HERE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT AS WELL -- WINNING EACH OF THEIR GAMES BY DOUBLE DIGITS -- THIS EVENING THEY GOT THE 11 SEED DAYTON FLYERS --

AND GATORS ARE FINAL FOUR BOUND -- THEY GET THE JOB DONE WINNING 64 TO 54 -- SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR SCOTTIE WILBEKIN FINISHING WITH 23 POINTS, PATRIC YOUNG HAD 12 -- THEY SAY DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS -- GATORS HAVE A DOMINANT ONE -- JUST ALLOWING 54 TO THE FLYERS IN MEMPHIS ---

THE NIGHTCAP FROM ANAHEIM -- BADGERS AND WILDCATS NEEDED OVERTIME AND WISCONSIN HOLDS ON -- 64 TO 63 -- AND THEY EARN A TRIP TO DALLAS AND THE FINAL FOUR --

THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES HAVE NEVER MISSED THE PLAYOFFS IN THEIR 15 SEASONS -- IF THE POSTSEASON STARTED TODAY -- THEY WOULD BE ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN -- EVERY GAME IMPORTANT DOWN THE STRETCH -- INCLUDING TONIGHT'S TILT WITH CINCINNATI ---

GUNS AND HOSES WEEKEND CONTINUING AT GERMAIN ARENA -- EVERBLADES WEARING SPECIAL JERSEYS THAT GOT AUCTIONED OFF TONIGHT BENEFITING "FOR THE KIDS FOUNDATION"

2ND PERIOD -- BLADES WITH A 2-0 LEAD AND ON THE ATTACK -- AS THE PUCK GETS THROWN IN FRONT OF THE NET -- TYSON GIMBLETT -- IN THE RIGHT SPOT -- POKES IT IN -- AND GIVES FLORIDA A 3-0 EDGE

CYCLONES ON THE ATTACK -- BUT BLADES KEEPER MAC CARRUTH -- THE SAVE -- AND BATS THE PUCK THE OTHER WAY -- HE WAS PERFECT THIS EVENING -- BLADES PICK UP A HUGE 4-NOTHING VICTORY -- THEY ARE BACK IN ACTION -- WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT HOME AGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA ---

OPENING DAY FOR THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON IS ON MONDAY -- SO THIS AFTERNOON WAS THE FINAL TIME ALL THE RESIDENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GET A CHANCE TO SEE THE RED SOX AND TWINS -- BATTLE FOR THE CHAIRMAN'S CUP ---

6TH AND FINAL GAME OF THE CHAIRMAN'S CUP.

TWINS HAD A 1-NOTHING LEAD IN THE 2ND.MIKE NAPOLI.TAKES MIKE PELPHREY DEEP TO CENTER. THAT'S GOING TO LEAVE THE PARK. TIES THE GAME AT 1.

VERY NEXT INNING.NAPOLI UP AGAIN. THIS TIME DELIVERS THE DOUBLE. THAT SCORES SHANE VICTORINO AND DUSTIN PEDROIA. 3-1 SOX.

XANDER BOGAERTS GETS A DOUBLE. 4-1.

THE GAME GETS CALLED IN THE 9TH WHEN IT STARTS RAINING.

7-4 TWINS WIN.

SO THE CHAIRMEN'S CUP -- EACH TEAM WINS 3 A PIECE -- THEY WILL HAVE TO SPLIT IT UP -- A LOOK NOW AT THE GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE STANDINGS -- BOTH THE TWINS AND RED SOX NOT IN THE TOP 8 -- BUT THE RAYS WITH A GOOD SPRING AT 16 AND 7 -- MARLINS AND PIRATES RIGHT BEHIND THEM -- BUT OF COURSE YOU DON'T PUT TOO MUCH STOCK INTO WHAT HAPPENS IN MARCH --

COLLEGE BASEBALL - FGCU FINALLY ABLE TO GET ONE OF THEIR 3 GAMES IN WITH STETSON THIS EVENING -- AND THE EAGLES STAY UNBEATEN IN THE ATLANTIC SUN -- THEY GET AN 8-2 VICTORY -- THEY WILL PLAY 2 MORE TOMORROW WITH THE HATTERS --

THE SOFTBALL LADIES NOT AS FORTUNATE -- THEY FALL BY A RUN THIS EVENING -- 5 TO 4 -- EAGLES WILL LOOK TO REBOUND ON SUNDAY -- WITH A DOUBLEHEADER MATCHUP STARTING AT 1PM --

3RD ROUND OF THE VALERO OPEN IN SAN ANTONIO - PHIL MICKELSON -- JUST MISSING OUT ON A EAGLE PUTT -- BUT THAT'S NOT THE HALF OF IT -- HE WOULD HAVE TO WITHDRAW WITH AN OBLIQUE INJURY -- SO HE IS DONE FOR THE WEEKEND --

TOP TIER GUYS -- ANDREW LOUPE ON THE 13TH HOLE FOR A BIRDIE -- BEAUTIFULLY DONE -- HE'S IN THE RUNNING FOR THE FIELD DAY

STEVEN BOWDITCH EARLY ON CHIPPING -- AND THIS ONE -- FINDING THE BOTTOM OF THE CUP -- HE IS YOUR WINNER AFTER 54 HOLES OF GOLF ---

BOWDITCH GOES INTO THE FINAL 18 HOLES -- WITH A 3 STROKE LEAD OVER LOUPE AND MATT KUCHAR -- AND A HANDFUL OF OTHERS WITHIN A FEW STROKES -- GOING INTO SUNDAY'S FINAL ROUND --

WOMEN'S FINAL AT THE SONY OPEN OVER IN MIAMI -- SERENA WILLIAMS AND LI NA -- A REMATCH OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINAL --

1ST SET -- WILLIAMS ATTACKING AND WINNING WITH THE BACKHAND RIGHT DOWN THE LINE -- SHE WINS THE 1ST SET IN COME BACK FASHION -- 7-5

ONTO THE 2ND ONE -- WILLIAMS AND THE ATHLETIC ABILITY -- WHAT A FOREHAND SMASH -- THIS ON CHAMPIONSHIP POINT -- SERENA WINS IN STRAIGHT SETS -- AND CLAIMS HER 7TH SONY OPEN WIN -- THE MOST ALL-TIME --

HEAT WIN AGAIN AS WELL -- THEY DOWN THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS --- THAT'S SPORTS -- Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---


GET READY TO HIT PAR!

ABC7 HAS THE GOLF TIPS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR GAME.

ADVICE FROM A PRO- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

PLANNING ON DRIVING ON I75 ANYTIME SOON?

EXPECT TO SEE MORE TROOPERS!

THE PLAN TO KEEP YOU SAFE THAT HAS LAW ENFORCEMENT AMPING UP PATROLS! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GOLF TIPS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B) STAY ALIVE I75-VOTOPS


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GOLF TIPS-TRX-PKG


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COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE----


FROM BLUSHING BRIDES TO CRAZY CHILDREN,

THERE'S PLENTY TO DO IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND!

STAY RIGHT HERE FOR HELP TO PLAN YOUR DAY AHEAD.

PLUS- A NEW PLAN TO AVOID LONG LINES ON ELECTION DAY.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD BE COMING TO LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 B) ELECTION UPGRADES-VOTOPS


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX


ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS FATHER TO DEATH.

AND BEATING HIS MOM SO SEVERELY, SHE'S FIGHTING FOR HER HER LIFE THIS MORNING.

DEPUTIES SAY 49 YEAR OLD KARL BURNHAM ATTACKED HIS PARENTS THURSDAY NIGHT INSIDE THEIR ARCADIA HOME.

BURNHAM IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

WE KNOW BURNHAM JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON TWO YEARS AGO AFTER SERVING TIME FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

BEATEN AND ROBBED IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN.

DEVELOPING OUT OF LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING-

INVESTIGATORS SAY CLAUDIA LOPEZ WAS SLEEPING INSIDE HER HOUSE ON MAPLE DRIVE IN PINE MANOR-

THAT'S WHEN THE MAN FORCED HIS WAY AND DEMANDED MONEY.

BEATING HER UP AND THREATNING HER WITH A KNIFE.

LOPEZ AND HER THREE CHILDREN ARE O-K THIS MORNING.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING-

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A CAR INTO THE GULF!

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN A MAN HANDED OVER HIS KEYS TO A VALET AT THE MOSS MARINE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ABC-7 IS TOLD THE VALET MIGHT HAVE FORGOT TO PUT IT IN PARK WHEN IT BEGAN TO ROLL OFF THE DOCK AND INTO THE WATER.

NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME

DIVERS WILL PULL OUT THE CAR LATER THIS MORNING Return to index of stories...


TS 1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS


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TS 2) PINE MANOR-VOTOPS


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TS 3) CAR INTO GULF-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


Now that the steady rains and storms have cleared the area, we're in store for a delightful stretch of weather.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A few patchy clouds will linger around near sunrise, giving way to mostly sunny skies for the rest of our Sunday. Now that the cold front has passed to our south, expect winds to be breezy out of the north with gusts nearing 25mph. It's along this northerly wind that will usher in drier and slightly cooler air. Daytime highs today will also be a few degrees cooler as they top out in the upper 70s.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will prevail and temperatures will be quite cool by Monday morning. Along the urban corridor, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s, while some our inland and northern cool spots settle into the lower 50s.

With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Skies will stay mostly to partly sunny, while afternoon highs climb quickly into the middle 80s by mid week. Overnight lows will also stay comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM


THE NATION PAUSED BRIEFLY SATURDAY TO HONOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN A DEVASTATING MUDLSIDE IN WASHINGTON STATE …

THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL ROSE BY ONE - TO 18.

THE NUMBER OF MISSING AND UNACCOUNTED FOR HAS DROPPED FROM 90 DOWN TO 30.

SEARCH CREWS SPENT ANOTHER DAY SEARCHING FOR VICTIMS ON SATURDAY.

THIS MORNING-

PEOPLE ARE WONDERING IF THEIR LOVED ONES WILL EVER BE FOUND. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-SOT(2)VO


"Trying to make it through and not break down. The unknown is terrible, it really is"

BUTT TO

S/ Seth Jefferds / Lost Family Members 1:15 - 1:18

"I'm gonna miss my wife and my granddaughter. I love 'em so much."

IT'S BEEN A WEEK SINCE THE LAST LIVE VICTIMS WERE RESCUED …

BUT THE SEARCH CONRINUES TODAY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-VO


AS THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 ENTERS ITS FOURTH WEEK.

SEARCH TEAMS HAVE YET TO FIND A TRACE OF THE MISSING JET.

AUSTRALIAN CREWS OF THE SEARCH SAID SATURDAY THAT THEY DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT.

FLIGHT 370 DISAPPEARED ON MARCH EIGHTH ON ITS WAY FROM KUALA LUMPUR TO BEIJING.

THERE WERE 239 PEOPLE ONBOARD WHEN IT VANISHED. Return to index of stories...


SOCAL EARTHQUAKE-VOWIPE


IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, MORE THAN A HUNDRED AFTERSHOCKS RATTLED THE AREA SATURDAY-

AFTER IT WAS JOLTED BY A MAGNITUDE 5 POINT 1 EARTHQUAKE FRIDAY NIGHT.

DAMAGE WAS LIGHT-

AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED.

THE QUAKE WAS FELT BY RESIDENTS AS FAR SOUTH AS SAN DIEGO AND AS FAR NORTH AS VENTURA COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


SOCAL EARTHQUAKE-SOTVO


MANAGER MOS:

"I felt like the building was going to come down. I've never been inside a building where I was so scared before."

NEARLY 2 THOUSAND PEOPLE LOST POWER.

PEOPLE REMAIN ON EDGE THIS MORNING, AS THE EARTHQUAKE WAS THE SECOND ONE IN AS MANY WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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FAMU PLAYER SENTENCED-POP


DEVELOPING NEWS THIS MORNING-

A FORMER FLORIDA A-AND-M BAND MEMBER ACCUSED IN THE 2011 HAZING DEATH OF THE BAND'S DRUM MAJOR HAS BEEN SENTENCED.

KATHI BELICH TELLS US, THE JUDGE DECIDED NOT TO GIVE HIM THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE. Return to index of stories...


FAMU PLAYER SENTENCED-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

"We know Robert and he was a good man. I apologize that this happened and I apologize that I was a part of it. I know how bad it affected you."

JESSIE BASKIN IS 22 YEARS OLD NOW.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE WAS THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPANT IN THE DEADLY HAZING INCIDENT. STRIKING AND KICKING FAMU DRUM MAJOR ROBERT CHAMPION AGAIN AND AGAIN.

STATE ATTORNEY JEFF ASHTON PRESSED CIRCUIT JUDGE MARC LUBET TO SEND BASKIN TO PRISON FOR NINE YEARS TO SEND A STRONG MESSAGE THAT STUDENTS WHO ENGAGE IN HAZING FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES.

"It is tragic indeed that a young man, with a good future, has to lose that future. But, if it saves the lives of 100 Robert Champions down the line, it's worth it."

BUT THE JUDGE SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO DESTROY BASKIN'S LIFE.

HE CONVICTED BASKIN OF MANSLAUGHTER. MAKING HIM A CONVICTED FELON. BUT SENTENCED HIM TO 51 WEEKS.

AND BY SENTENCING HIM TO LESS THAN A YEAR, SPARED BASKIN FROM FACING STATE PRISON TIME.

CHAMPION'S PARENTS WERE NOT SATISFIED.

"We don't think that justice matched the crime, so we have to work harder to get the message word out that hazing is not to be tolerated." Return to index of stories...


FAMU PLAYER SENTENCED-TAG


BASKIN WAS ALSO SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS PROBATION AFTER HE GETS OUT OF JAIL.

HE WAS FINED THREE-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ORDERED TO DO 300 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


CANDIDATE FORUM-OC-CG-SS


GET TO KNOW THE DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES.

TODAY THERE'S A FORUM IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE CLUBHOUSE AT HERITAGE PALMS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S FROM SIX TO EIGHT TONIGHT.

HEAR QUESTIONS TO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES-

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


LEE ELEX UPGRADES-OC-VO


LEE COUNTY'S SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS IS ASKING FOR MONEY TO UPGRADE THE VOTING PROCESS.

REMEMBER THE LONG LINES AND WAITS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

THAT WAS THE SAME YEAR THAT SUPERVISOR SHARON HARRINGTON GAVE BACK MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS OF EXCESS BUDGET FUNDS.

NOW SHE'S ASKING COMMISSIONERS FOR MONEY BACK.

IT WILL GO TO 100 NEW BALLOT SCANNERS, 785 IPADS AND INTERNET ROUTERS.

THE TOTAL COST IS ESTIMATED AT $1.3 MILLION.

IF APPROVED BY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY THE UPGRADES WILL BE READY TO GO FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARIES. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC CLIP-CLIP


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STAY ALIVE ON I75-VO


KEEP THIS IN MIND WHILE YOU'RE ON THE ROAD TODAY.

A MULTI STATE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CONTINUES.

STAY ALIVE ON I-75.

IT'S A MOVE TO DECREASE TRAFFIC DEATHS AND INCREASE TRAFFIC AWARENESS.

ENFORCEMENT SPANS THE INTERSTATE 75 CORRIDOR. FROM FLORIDA TO MICHIGAN, ALONG THE ENTIRE 1-THOUSAND 7-HUNDRED 86 MILE STRETCH.

THE I-75 CHALLENGE WILL HAPPEN AGAIN DURING WEEKENDS IN JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND DECEMBER. 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...


EARTH HOUR OBSERVANCE-TRX-VOTOPS


IT WAS LIGHTS OUT FOR CITIES AROUND THE WORLD.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF DARK CITIES!

FROM CHICAGO TO SINGAPORE,

LAST NIGHT CITIES OBSERVED EARTH HOUR.

IT'S THE LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT IN THE WORLD,

DESIGNED TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT ENERGY CONSERVATION. 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!

BACK OPEN TODAY-

AFTER CLOSING SATURDAY BECAUSE OF THE BAD WEATHER.

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

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

DOORS OPEN AT 9 THIS MORNING AT THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


ART ON THE LAKE-SSTOPS


TAKE A WALK ALONG THE LAKE- AND ENJOY ART WHILE YOU'RE AT IT!

THE WATERFRONT SHOW IS IN ITS SIXTH YEAR.

IT'S YOUR CHANCE TO BROWSE AND BUY FINE ART BY LOCAL ARTISTS.

HEAD OUT TO THE MIROMAR LAKES BEACH AND GOLF CLUB BETWEEN NOON AND 3 PM. G Return to index of stories...


MERCATO WOOFSTOCK-BNC


BRING YOUR PETS AND ENJOY A DAY OF FESTIVITIES TODAY AT THE MERCATO SHOPS IN NAPLES.

IT'S WOOFSTOCK FROM 11-3. THERE WILL BE PET VENDOR BOOTHS, A KIDS ZONE, AND LIVE MUSIC. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING EXPO-CGTOPS


IF YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED, THERE IS A WEDDING EXPO ON SUNDAY IN PUNTA GORDA AT THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT AND COFERENCE CENTER.

YOU CAN SEE VENDORS AND LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST TRENDS, AND MEET AND INTERVIEW LOCAL PROFESSIONALS WHO CAN HELP WITH YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

THE EXPO OPENS TODAY AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


ALLIANCE BLUEGRASS-SSTOPS


HOW ABOUT A LITTLE BLUEGRASS MUSIC.

GRASSROOTS MUSIC TAKES OVER THE ALLIANCE THEATER IN FORT MYERS TODAY.

THREE BANDS ARE PLAYING FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM.

TICKETS ARE 7 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR.

FIVE DOLLARS FOR ALLIANCE MEMBERS

CHILDREN UNDER 12 GET IN FREE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR---


SOT - JANE MOGEL / CANDY CRUSH FAN

I FIND IT VERY RELAXING AND ITS GREAT FOR MY WORK

ARE YOU IN ON THE CRAZE?

THE DOWNLOW ON CANDY CRUSH'S BIG MOVE!

PLUS- IT'S THE STORY YOU HAVE SEE THIS MORNING.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW THIS BABY PORCUPINE FOUND IT'S HOME.

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


TZ4 A) CANDY CRUSH-SOTVO


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TZ4 B) PORCUPINE-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


Now that the steady rains and storms have cleared the area, we're in store for a delightful stretch of weather.

Our morning will start mild with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. A few patchy clouds will linger around near sunrise, giving way to mostly sunny skies for the rest of our Sunday. Now that the cold front has passed to our south, expect winds to be breezy out of the north with gusts nearing 25mph. It's along this northerly wind that will usher in drier and slightly cooler air. Daytime highs today will also be a few degrees cooler as they top out in the upper 70s.

Tonight, mostly clear skies will prevail and temperatures will be quite cool by Monday morning. Along the urban corridor, temperatures will dip into the middle 50s, while some our inland and northern cool spots settle into the lower 50s.

With high pressure in control for much of the week, expect a mainly dry and warm pattern through Friday. Skies will stay mostly to partly sunny, while afternoon highs climb quickly into the middle 80s by mid week. Overnight lows will also stay comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Return to index of stories...


CANDY CRUSH-VO IN POP


SUCCESS IS SWEET FOR CANDY CRUSH.

THE POPULAR ONLINE GAME IS CAPTIVATING TENS OF MILLIONS OF FANS.

THIS WEEK, THE COMPANY THAT MAKES IT WENT PUBLIC.

ERICA HILL HAS MORE ON THE CRAZE. Return to index of stories...


CANDY CRUSH-PKG


IT'S THE GAME THAT'S TAKING OVER SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS EVERYWHERE

CANDY CRUSH SAGA.

A BRIGHT, EYE-POPPING PUZZLE OF SUGARY SWEET REWARDS.

NAT - SWEET! OR TASTY!

MOS AT DYLAN'S CANDY BAR

MOS #1: i love it!

MOS #2 i'm addicted!

USERS CREATE ROWS OF COLORFUL CANDY CRUSHING THEIR WAY TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

THE ATTRACTION, LIKE THE GAME IS SIMPLE.

NO COMPLICATED STORY LINES AND YOU CAN PLAY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.

WITH 700 MILLION GAMES BEING PLAYED EVERY DAY IT'S NO SURPRISE CANDY CRUSH HAS INSPIRED TREATS LIKE THE ONES AT AT DYLAN'S CANDY BAR IN NEW YORK,.

THE GAME HAS ALSO INSPIRED SOCKS. JEWELRY. AND PHONE CASES.

GAME MAKER KING ADMITS EVEN THEY DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING

SOT - TOMMY PALM / GAMES GURU, KING.COM

"We knew that we had a good core concept on our hands but the popularity we have seen, it's beyond our belief."

KING SAYS WOMEN AGES 25 TO 55 ARE THE GAMES MOST LOYAL CUSTOMERS.

THOUGH SOME CAN'T BELIEVE JUST HOW HOOKED THEY'VE BECOME.

EVEN CELEBRITIES NOW UNITED IN THEIR QUEST TO CONQUER THE CRUSH.

SOT FALLON CLIP

, I just can't get past this level it's driving me nuts.

"We'll get through it together"

"Hey, Chocolate Sprinkle Ball"

"Woah! It is on now I can take out everything with this!"

NAT - JOSH TEACHING ME TO PLAY

TECH EXPERTS SAY THE GAME'S SIMPLICITY ATTRACTS PEOPLE WHO WOULDN'T NORMALLY CONSIDER THEMSELVES GAMERS

SOT - JOSHUA TOPOLSKY / EDITOR IN CHIEF, THE VERGE

"The game play is engrossing enough to make you want to go onto the next level but not so demanding that you feel like the game wants something from you."

INTERIOR DESIGNER JANE MOGEL BEGAN PLAYING WHEN SHE NEEDED A LITTLE BREAK.

SOT - JANE MOGEL / CANDY CRUSH FAN

"Candy crush helps me to decompress. i find it very relaxing. it's the opposite from my work."

SHE NOW ADMITS TO PLAYING FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR A DAY. OFTEN WHEN SHE'S SUPPOSED TO BE spending time WITH HER HUSBAND.

SOT - PETER PITTS / WIFE PLAYS CANDY CRUSH

WE USED TO PLAY SCRABBLE A LOT TOGETHER

ERICA: do you feel like you've lost a little bit of your wife?

PETER: oh, absolutely. Return to index of stories...


CANDY CRUSH-TAG


THE INITIAL DOWNLOAD IS FREE.

BUT USERS CAN MOVE THE GAME ALONG MORE QUICKLY IF THEY BUY EXTRA LIVES FOR 99-CENTS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE--


HAVE YOU TRIED IT?

THE WAFFLE TACO TAKES ON THE EGG MC-MUFFIN!

HOW YOU CAN COME OUT WITH FREEBIES! Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) BREAKFAST WARS-SOTVO


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BREAKFAST WARS-ONCAM


WE HAVE AN EXTREMELY AMUSING REPORT FROM THE FRONT LINES OF A BRAND NEW BREAKFAST WAR THAT'S BROKEN OUT BETWEEN TACO BELL AND MACDONALDS.

MACDONALDS IS NOW FIRING BACK.

ABC'S REENA NINAN IS HERE. Return to index of stories...


BREAKFAST WARS-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE BREAKFAST BATTLE HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!

TEAM ONE - RONALD MCDONALD

TEAM TWO - RONALD MCDONALD? AN ARMY OF THEM DRAFTED BY TACO BELL.

BOTH VYING FOR A BITE OF YOUR BREAKFAST BUCKS. TACO BELL FEATURING THIS

NEW AD WITH TWENTY-FIVE MEN REALLY NAMED RONALD MCDONALDPROFESSING THEIR

LOVE FOR THE NEWLY LAUNCHED BREAKFAST MENU.

15;08;35;28 This is Taco Bell's way of saying that there's a new

breakfast player in town and there no better way to do that than to go after

the king of breakfast by market share which is McDonalds

IN A DEFENSIVE PLAY - MCDONALDS NOW ANNOUNCING THEY'LL OFFER A FREE SMALL

CUP OF COFFEE TO CUSTOMERS FOR TWO WEEKS STARTING MONDAY

GFX -

TACO BELL IN RESPONSE TELLING ABC NEWS

"We just launched the next generation of breakfast--it's not a two week

promotion. Clearly our competition is taking notice and reacting."

WHILE MCDONALDS TOLD US: "We've consulted with Mayor McCheese and he has

confirmed that Ronald McDonald, in fact, still only chooses McDonald's."

GFX -

THE GOLDEN ARCHES.,. TAKING THEIR FIGHT TO SOCIAL MEDIA.LETTING THE DOG

OUT.

BARKING BACK WITH: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." AND

LETTING THE WORLD KNOW THAT THEY ARE THE ORIGINAL.

IF YOU THINK THINGS ARE SIZZLING EXPERTS SAY IT'S JUST WARMING UP.

15;12;52;30 This is the first time Taco Bell has ever gotten into

breakfast so they have to do it big, and they have to hit it hard. And they'

ve said that this is their most extensive, biggest marketing campaign in

their 52 year history.

15;10;36;07 / McDonalds is going to fight to keep its territory. Return to index of stories...


BABY PORCUPINE RESCUED-OC SOTVO


A MAN IN MAINE GOT MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR WHEN HE RESCUED A PORCUPINE HIT BY A CAR.

and your wife wants to keep it? yeah laughing not happening.

SADLY THE MOTHER PORCUPINE DIED.

AND HERE'S WHERE THE STORY TAKES A WILD TURN.

THE MAN OPENED UP THE ANIMAL TO RETRIEVE SOMETHING FOUND IN PORCUPINES USED IN CHINESE MEDICINE.

LITTLE DID HE KNOW THERE WAS A BABY PORCUPINE INSIDE ALIVE!

AND SURPRISINGLY,

AFTER A LITTLE NURSING THE BABY IS DOING JUST FINE.

THE MAN PLANS TO HAND IT OVER TO WILDLIFE OFFICIALS. Return to index of stories...


POLAR CUBS-VO


TWIN POLAR BEAR CUBS WERE FROLICKING IN THE SUN AND DELIGHTING VISITORS THIS WEEKEND.

CHECK THIS OUT-

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE MUNICH ZOO.

THE CUBS WERE ONLY UNVEILED TO THE PUBLIC TWO WEEKS AGO AND HAVE ALREADY BECOME A COUPLE OF CROWD-PLEASERS. Return to index of stories...


NEW ROYAL PHOTO-VOTOPS


A NEW FAMILY PHOTO FOR YOU TO LOOK AT THIS MORNING.

HERE'S THE ROYAL FAMILY AS THEY LOOK OUT A WINDOW OF KENSINGTON PALACE.

IT'S AHEAD OF THE FAMILY'S THREE WEEK TRIP TO NEW ZEALAND.

WITH HIS PARENTS LOOKING TO SHIELD HIM FROM TOO MUCH MEDIA INTRUSION, THE WORLD HAS HAD FEW GLIMPSES OF PRINCE GEORGE SINCE HIS BIRTH LAST JULY. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS


ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS FATHER TO DEATH.

AND BEATING HIS MOM SO SEVERELY, SHE'S FIGHTING FOR HER HER LIFE THIS MORNING.

DEPUTIES SAY 49 YEAR OLD KARL BURNHAM ATTACKED HIS PARENTS THURSDAY NIGHT INSIDE THEIR ARCADIA HOME.

BURNHAM IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

WE KNOW BURNHAM JUST GOT OUT OF PRISON TWO YEARS AGO AFTER SERVING TIME FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


TS2) PINE ISLAND INVASION-VOTOPS


BEATEN AND ROBBED IN FRONT OF HER CHILDREN.

DEVELOPING OUT OF LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING-

INVESTIGATORS SAY CLAUDIA LOPEZ WAS SLEEPING INSIDE HER HOUSE ON MAPLE DRIVE IN PINE MANOR-

THAT'S WHEN THE MAN FORCED HIS WAY AND DEMANDED MONEY.

BEATING HER UP AND THREATNING HER WITH A KNIFE.

LOPEZ AND HER THREE CHILDREN ARE O-K THIS MORNING.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING-

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAR INTO GULF-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A CAR INTO THE GULF!

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN A MAN HANDED OVER HIS KEYS TO A VALET AT THE MOSS MARINE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ABC-7 IS TOLD THE VALET MIGHT HAVE FORGOT TO PUT IT IN PARK WHEN IT BEGAN TO ROLL OFF THE DOCK AND INTO THE WATER.

NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME

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TS4) LEHIGH ROLLOVER-SS (3) TOPS


THE NASTY WEATHER WE HAD THIS WEEKEND MADE CONDITIONS DANGEROUS ON THE ROADS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ROLLOVER CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

RAIN AND SPEED ARE BEING BLAMED FOR CAUSING THIS S-U-V TO FLIP ON IT'S SIDE.

IT HAPPENED AROUND EIGHT ON LEE BOULEVARD NEAR TAYLOR LANE.

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TS5) TREES DOWN-SSTOPS (2)


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS SENT IN FROM A VIEWER.

SATURDAY'S STORMS KNOCKED DOWN TREES IN THE ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCH DEVELOPMENT.

THAT'S OFF OIL WELL ROAD IN EASTERN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS US, IT WAS CALLED IN AS A TORNADO BUT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASN'T CONFIRMED THAT REPORT. 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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