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DIRECTORS PAGE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOOD MORNING-2SHOT
HL1) FELON SEARCH-VO-WIPE FELON SEARCH-CLIP OC SS
HL2) NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-VO-WIPE DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-CLIP SSTOPS VO
HL3) CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-VO-WIPE NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-2SH-POP VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL PTSD IN DEPTH-2SH-POP VO
GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-POP MICHAEL DREIKORN SPEECH-TRX VOTOPS
FELON SEARCH-SSTOPS VO BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-OC VO
NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-TCMON VO-WIPE BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-SOTVO
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VOTOPS SARAH PALIN IN SWFL-OC VO
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SOTVO TCMON STATE SENATE BUDGET-OC
LOCAL CONNECTION-OC SOTVO-WIPE FL WARNING SHOTS-OC VO
LOCAL CONNECTION-SOTVO FL VEHICLE REGISTRATION-OC
MICHAEL DREIKORN SPEECH-OC VO GOV SCOTT I95 WIDENING-OC
SARAH PALIN IN SWFL-TRX NATVO DOCK CONTROVERSY-OC VO
BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-VOTOPS SW DOLPHIN BORN-SSTOPS
DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-OC SS VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
TEXTING CRASH-OC VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-SOT-VO
NORTH PORT SCANDAL-OC SS VO SS CO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION-OC VO-WIPE STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION-SOTVO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-OC VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON
HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-OC BNR NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-OC
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TOSS TO CHRISTY-CLIP 2SHOT
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO LIVE SHOT-LIVE
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-SS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL LIVE SHOT-LIVE
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
LEE CO SR 80 ALERT-CLIP OC DISTRACTED DRIVING CAMPAIGN-2SH-POP NATVO-WIPE
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS DISTRACTED DRIVING CAMPAIGN-SOT CG
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL E CIGARETTE POISONING-TRX VOTOPS
SEVERE WEATHER-TRX VOTOPS TOBACCO TV-OC VO
FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-CLIP VOTOPS MIGRAINE SOCIAL MEDIA-OC VO
PASSPORT FRAUD-OC VO OC TECH SAVVY SENIORS-OC VO
JOBS NUMBERS-CLIP OC VO BR DECEPTIVE SALES-OC SS OC
SW ATTENDANCE DROP-OC VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-CG
TAX DAY COMING SOON-OC VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
HOME AND GARDEN DEALS-OC VO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
RACIST PARKING TICKETS-OC SOTVO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
DEEN LOSES RESTAURANT-2SH-POP VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP VO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP CG TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG OLYMPIC MEDALISTS GERMAIN-OC VO 2SH
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS TS 1) FM SUSPECT SEARCH-SS VO-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 2) DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-SS VO-WIPE
DAVID LETTERMAN RETIRING-OC VO TS 3) IVAN LOPEZ NEW INFO-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 4) FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 5) MICHAEL DRIEKORN-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL1) NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-VO-WIPE FINAL WEATHER
HL2) MICHAEL DREIKORN AND BENACQUISTO-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL3) DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL-VO-WIPE END TIME


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) FELON SEARCH-VO-WIPE


THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD HIM. UNTIL HE STARTED RUNNING.

THIS MORNING. A MAN ON THE RUN IN LEE COUNTY.

WHY POLICE SENT OUT A CHOPPER. K-9'S AND SQUAD CAR TO TRACK THE SUSPECT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


HL2) NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-VO-WIPE


OFFICIALS ACCUSE HIM OF THE FORT HOOD SHOOTING.

NOW THEY'RE WORKING HIS MOTIVE.

WHAT THEY SAY COULD HAVE HAPPENED. MOMENTS BEFORE IVAN LOPEZ SHOT AND KILLED THREE OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-VO-WIPE


PLUS. SET BACK THOSE ALARM CLOCKS.

SOME STUDENTS IN LEE COUNTY WILL SEE AN EARLIER START. AND A LONGER SCHOOL DAY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO AND WHY. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-POP


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE TRYING TO TRACK DOWN A MAN RIGHT NOW. ACCUSED OF A SEXUAL BATTERY OFFENSE.

HE'S ON THE RUN THIS MORNING.

AFTER POLICE TRIED TO FIND HIM. THURSDAY NIGHT.

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

GOOD MORNING. AND HAPPY FRIDAY.

I'M CHANCE SEALES. Return to index of stories...


FELON SEARCH-SSTOPS VO


ABC-7 IS GIVING YOU THE FIRST LOOK AT THE SUSPECT.

37 YEAR OLD. IDELFONSO SANTANA-GRAJALES.

POLICE SAY THE SEXUAL BATTERY, HAPPENED LAST MONTH.

THEY WENT TO A HOUSE ON LORA STREET. WHERE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD FIND HIM.

WHEN THEY DID.OFFICERS SAY THE FELON TOOK OFF RUNNING.

A CHOPPER AND K-9 UNITS HELPED IN THE SEARCH. BUT COULDN'T CATCH THE SUSPECT.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-TCMON VO-WIPE


WE'RE ALSO GETTING BRAND NEW DETAILS. ABOUT THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER AT FORT HOOD.

MILITARY OFFICIALS OFFICIALLY NAMED IVAN LOPEZ.AS THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED THREE AND INJURED 16 BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

WE *NOW* KNOW LOPEZ. A NATIVE OF PUERTO RICO. SERVED A 4-MONTH DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ. BUT SAW *NO COMBAT.

AND ARMY OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ MAY HAVE GOTTEN INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A FELLOW SOLDIER OR SOLDIERS. BEFORE THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VOTOPS


NEIGHBORS SAY LOPEZ SEEMED TO BE A FRIENDLY GUY.

HE HAD MOVED TO FORT HOOD JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.

AND HAD NO RECORD OF VIOLENCE.

BUT DOCTORS WERE TREATING HIM FOR DEPERESSION AND ANXIETY.

AND LOOKING INTO POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SOTVO TCMON


16:21:15 Milley Newser

trying to figure out what the trigger even was / there may have been a

verbal altercation with another soldier or soldiers and there is a

strong possibility that in fact immediately preceded the shooting

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED --

HE BOUGHT THE GUN USED IN THIS SHOOTING --

AT THE SAME STORE NIDAL HASAN USED DURING HIS MASS SHOOTING ON FORT HOOD IN 2009. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL CONNECTION-OC SOTVO-WIPE


ABC-7 REACHED OUT TO THE FAMILY. OF A SOLDIER FROM CHARLOTTE COUNTY. WHO WAS SHOT FOUR TIMES IN THE 2009 MASSACRE AT FORT HOOD.

10:11-10:14 "I said oh not again."

WHEN ESTELLA SIMONS HEARD ABOUT WEDNESDAY'S SHOOTING.

SHE RELIVED THE DAY HER GRANDSON, WAS NEARLY KILLED ON THE SAME ARMY BASE. Return to index of stories...


LOCAL CONNECTION-SOTVO


Estella Simons, Charlotte County

19:07-19:23 "Justin is in the hospital. He got shot. That was something else. I was so shocked. I didn't know what to say or do. It was horrible, horrible, horrible."

NADAL HASSAN SHOT JUSTIN JOHNSON. IN THE BACK AND IN THE FOOT.

SIMONS SAYS HE REFUSES TO TALK ABOUT THE SHOOTING,

AND HAS LITTLE MEMORY OF WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL DREIKORN SPEECH-OC VO


THIS MORNING. DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MICHAEL DREIKORN. WANTS TO GET YOUR SUPPORT IN THE RACE.

THE PINE ISLAND RESIDENT WILL BE AT BERT'S BAR AND GRILL. TO DISCUSS ISSUES VOTERS AT A KIWANIS MEETING.

IT STARTS AT SEVEN-THIRTY THIS MORNING. AND GOES UNTIL 9 Return to index of stories...


SARAH PALIN IN SWFL-TRX NATVO


8:33:31:00 "she's running for the right reasons -- for you in 19 and the rest of the country."

FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN. BACKS UP HER PICK. TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IN CONGRESS.

SHE CAME TO NAPLES. WHAT SHE CALLED "GOD'S COUNTRY" THURSDAY NIGHT.

SHE'S CAMPAIGNING FOR STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

WHO SHE CLAIMS,

IS THE ONLY TRUE CONSERVATIVE IN THE RACE.

PALIN SWAYED A NUMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL CONTESTS IN 2010 WITH HER ENDORSEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-VOTOPS


BENACQUISTO WAS AT THE BARBEQUE.

MISSING A CANDIDATE'S FORUM. HOSTED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ON SANIBEL.

ORGANIZERS SAY BENACQUISTO DECLINED,

BECAUSE SHE HAD A FULL SCHEDULE IN TALLAHASSEE.

WE SPOKE WITH BENACQUISTO. SHE SAYS SHE SKIPPED ONE VOTE IN TALLAHASSEE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE EVENT.

HER CAMPAIGN SAYS,

SHE CLEARED THAT WITH THE SENATE PRESIDENT.

AND BEING WITH PALIN WAS AN OPPORTUNITY SHE COULD NOT MISS. Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-OC SS VO


LOOKING AHEAD. DONNA BROWN IS SCHEDULED FOR A PLEA HEARING. IN LEE COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON.

TROOPERS SAY DONNA BROWN WAS DRUNK.

HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT.

WHEN SHE HIT AND KILLED A MOTORCYLIST. THEN DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH.

BUT THAT INFORMATION WON'T BE USED IN COURT. BECAUSE TROOPERS DIDN'T GET A WARRANT.

LAST MAY. A TROOPER PULLED HER OVER AFTER HE SAW SPARKS COMING FROM HER S-U-V.

SHE FACES KILLING SOMEONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. FLEEING THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. AND DUI AND DAMAGE PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING CRASH-OC VO


A DRIVER IN LEE COUNTY. ADMITTED TO BEING DISTRACTED BEHIND THE WHEEL. WHEN HE CRASHED INTO A POWER POLE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO. THE CRASH HAPPENED ON JOEL BOULEVARD AT EDWARDS DRIVE, IN ALVA THURSDAY.

WITNESSES SAY THEY HEARD THE DRIVER TELL DEPUTIES, HE WAS TEXTING. WHEN THE CRASH HAPPENED.

HE REFUSED TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT SCANDAL-OC SS VO SS CO


WE'VE UNCOVERED NEW DETAILS ABOUT A NORTH PORT OFFICER ACCUSED OF SEXUAL BATTERY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

AUTHORITIES SAY OFFICER *MELANIE TURNER* HANDCUFFED A FEMALE PARTY HOST --

BROUGHT HER INTO A BEDROOM AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER WITH ANOTHER NORTH PORT COP NAMED RICKY URBINA.

URBINA COMMITTED SUICIDE AFTER HE FOUND OUT HE WOULD BE ARRESTED. ALONG WITH TURNER.

TURNER CLAIMS THE SEX WAS CONSENSUAL.

NOW. PAST INTERNAL AFFAIRS REPORTS SHOW IN 2006, TURNER HAD A ROCKY SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HER SUPERVISOR.

ANOTHER REPORT FROM 2007 SHOWS TURNER WAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR GIVING A CRIMINAL SUSPECT MEDICATION.

HER NEXT COURT DATE IS APRIL 25TH IN SARASOTA. Return to index of stories...


HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION-OC VO-WIPE


FEELING VIOLATED.

A WOMAN SPEAKS UP ABOUT THE VACATION HOUSE SHE RENTED.

WHERE A HIDDEN CAMERA WAS FOUND, IN A BATHROOM.

ABC7 SPOKE WITH KIM GORSKI,

OVER THE PHONE FROM MINNESOTA.

SHE SAYS A DOZEN FAMILY MEMBERS STAYED AT THE RENTAL,

ON BAYVIEW DRIVE ON FORT MYERS BEACH. BACK IN FEBRUARY. Return to index of stories...


HIDDEN CAMERA INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Kim Gorski, Stayed at Vacation Rental

:00:50 very strange! very shocking!

:7:12 it just feels like a violation

:7:21 i mean it wasnt that long ago that we were there and so it very

well could have been there when we were there.

THE OWNER MAINTAINS,

HE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE CAMERA.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHO PUT IT THERE. Return to index of stories...


CHARTER SCHOOL DAYS-OC VO


SOME LEE COUNTY STUDENTS WILL FACE A LONGER SCHOOL DAY NEXT YEAR.

SOME SCHOOLS. RUN BY CHARTER SCHOOLS U-S-A WILL START 30 MINUTES EARLIER.

OFFICIALS TELL US THE CHANGE WILL HELP STUDENTS AND TEACHERS PREPARE FOR NEW FLORIDA STANDARDS.

SIX MILE CHARTER ACADEMY, CAPE CORAL CHARTER SCHOOL, GATEWAY CHARTER ELEMENTARY, AND BONITA SPRINGS CHARTER SCHOOL WILL ALL BE AFFECTED. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ OPEN INTERVIEWS-OC BNR


IF YOU WANT A JOB. HERTZ IS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES. AT THE NEW HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

COMPANY REPS TELL US,

THEY NEED CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS, AND TEAM LEADERS.

THEY'RE SCHEDULING INTERVIEWS, IN ADVANCE.

TO GET A SPOT.

GO TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM -- AND CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


YOUR BED. COMFY

COZY

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TRAIN YOURSELF TO SLEEP

7 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IN BED!

NO TEXTING, FACEBOOK, SOCIAL MEDIA

--95% OF US DO IT. AND IT TAKES LONGER TO FALL ASLEEP

NO TV

NO TOSSING AND TURNING. IF YOU CAN'T SLEEP GET OUT OF BED!

NO WORK. TURN OFF YOUR BRAIN

NO PETS. THEY WAKE YOU UP

DON'T SWEAT. PERFECT SLEEP TEMP IS AROUND 67 DEGREES

DON'T SNOOZE

COMING UP.IN 30 MINUTES.

THE 2 THINGS YOU SHOULD BE DOING IN BED. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT WAS ALL ABOUT EMPOWERING WOMEN

DISCOVERING YOUR INNER GODDESS.

CHANCE. AMY LEADING THE WAY.

AMY: NOT SURE I'M A GODDESS. LITTLE TIRED

SOLD OUT EVENT IN NAPLES

BENEFITS THE VON LIEBIG ART CENTER AND NAPLES ART ASSOCIATION

SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR KIDS

A NIGHT OF WOMEN'S ISSUES

GREAT SPEAKERS INCLUDING WHBM PRESIDENT

DONNA NOCHE

MORE ON AMY'S FACEBOOK. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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LEE CO SR 80 ALERT-CLIP OC


AND A TRAFFIC ALERT IN LEE COUNTY. ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD. BETWEEN ORTIZ AVENUE AND ROYAL PALM PARK.

THAT'S WHERE CREWS WILL BE REPLACING A POWER POLE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD.

THE WESTBOUND RIGHT TURN LANE TO ROYAL PALM PARK WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9:30 A.M. TO NOON. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER-TRX VOTOPS


DAMAGE THIS MORNING IN NORTH TEXAS AND MISSOURI. AFTER SEVERE WEATHER POUNDED THOSE AREAS THURSDAY NIGHT.

SEVERAL TORNADO WARNINGS WERE ISSUED IN TEXAS. AND SOME AREAS GOT PUMMELED WITH GRAPEFRUIT-SIZED HAIL. THAT SHATTERED WINDOWS.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-CLIP VOTOPS


TODAY. THE UNDERWATER HUNT FOR MISSING FLIGHT 370. IS UNDERWAY.

U.S. NAVY EQUIPMENT,

WILL SEARCH FOR THE BLACK BOXES.

AIR CREWS AND SHIPS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR WEEKS.

THE PLANE WENT MISSING ON MARCH 8TH.

THE SHIPS WILL SCOUR A TARGETED 150-MILE TRACK OF THE OCEAN. FOR ANY PINGS FROM THE BLACK BOX. Return to index of stories...


PASSPORT FRAUD-OC VO OC


A HOUSE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A HEARING ON PASSPORT FRAUD THIS MORNING.

THE BORDER AND MARITIME SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE. WILL CONDUCT IT.

WITNESSES INCLUDE OFFICIALS FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. AND INTERPOL'S U-S BUREAU.

WE KNOW TWO PEOPLE ON BOARD THE MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE. HAD STOLEN PASSPORTS. Return to index of stories...


JOBS NUMBERS-CLIP OC VO


THE LABOR DEPARTMENT. PUTS OUT NEW JOBS NUMBERS TODAY.

AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF MODERATE GAINS.

ANALYSTS EXPECT A BIGGER JUMP FROM MARCH.

BAD WEATHER HURT THE WINTER MONTHS.

SOME ECONOMISTS SAY THE MARCH NUMBERS. COULD SHOW THE BIGGEST INCREASE SINCE NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


SW ATTENDANCE DROP-OC VO


SEAWORLD IS SEEING LOW ATTENDANCE. AT ALL ELEVEN THEME PARKS.

THE ORLANDO BASED COMPANY SAYS JUST MORE THAN 3-MILLION PEOPLE VISITED ITS PARKS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

THAT'S A 13-PERCENT DROP FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

SEAWORLD HAS BEEN UNDER FIRE BY ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUPS FOR TREATMENT OF ITS KILLER WHALES.

THE MOVE "BLACKFISH" EXPLORED ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT OF THE WHALES. Return to index of stories...


TAX DAY COMING SOON-OC VO


TAX DAY IS 11-DAYS AWAY.

AND THE I-R-S SAYS 91-PERCENT OF THE RETURNS ALREADY FILED. WERE DONE THROUGH E-FILE.

IT'S THE FASTEST, SAFEST AND EASIEST WAY.

AFTER YOU'RE DONE. IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE PAPERS. OFFICE DEPOT IS OFFERING FREE SHREDDING, FOR UP TO FIVE POUNDS OF PAPER.

THEIR WEBSITE HAS A COUPON. Return to index of stories...


HOME AND GARDEN DEALS-OC VO


NOW'S A GOOD TIME TO SCORE DEALS. THAT HELP SPRUCE YOUR LAWN UP FOR SPRING.

EVERYTHING FROM PLANTS, FERTILIZER, GARDENING SUPPLIES, PATIO FURNITURE AND GRILLS ARE ON SALE.

HOME DEPOT'S WEEKEND SALE IS CALLED "SPRING BLACK FRIDAY".

IN-STORE EXCLUSIVES INCLUDE 5-FOR-10 BAGS OF MULCH AND MIRACLE GRO GARDEN SOIL.

WALMART HAS A SPRING OUTDOOR FUN SALE GOING ON.

AND TARGET HAS AN OUTDOOR LIVING SALE AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


RACIST PARKING TICKETS-OC SOTVO


THEY AREN'T EVEN REAL. BUT STUDENTS IN TEXAS. ARE STILL UPSET ABOUT FAKE PARKING TICKETS.

The offense is black people don't drive nice cars and that's really a closed minded and to me a racist thing to say you can't do anything nice we can't have nice things I don't know just disheartening is what it is."

THE FAKE TICKETS SAID. "BLACK PEOPLE DON'T DRIVE NICE CARS."

SEVERAL PEOPLE AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY --

FOUND NOTES LIKES THAT ON THEIR CARS!

POLICE SAY THEY HAVE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT, AND ARE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


DEEN LOSES RESTAURANT-2SH-POP VO


A POPULAR GEORGIA RESTAURANT OWNED BY FAMED SOUTHERN CELEBRITY COOK PAULA DEEN. IS CLOSED.

UNCLE BUBBA'S SEAFOOD & OYSTER HOUSE. ANNOUNCED THE CLOSURE ON FACEBOOK.

DEEN CO-OWNED IT WITH HER BROTHER.

A FORMER RESTAURANT MANAGER SUED THEM IN 2012,

ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND UNFAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES, TO BLACK WORKERS.

THE LAWSUIT WAS DISMISSED AFTER LAWYERS REACHED A DEAL. BUT DEEN'S REPUTATION WAS SERIOUSLY DAMAGED AFTER SHE ADMITTED TO RACIAL SLURS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP VO


JAMES FRANCO IS. INTERESTING.

ACTOR, ACADEMIC, DIRECTOR.

BUT THIS DOESN'T LOOKS SO GOOD.

THE ACTOR MET A FAN. OUTSIDE HIS BROADWAY SHOW.

THEY CONNECTED ON INSTAGRAM.

AND SHE TOOK SCREEN SHOTS.

HER NAME IS LUCY.

AND IS 17.

DOESN'T SEEM TO STOP HIM.

ASKS TO MEET UP.

SHE DEFLECTS. ASKS FOR PROOF.

AND HE'S PERSISTENT.

THEY DIDN'T MEET UP. BUT SHE POSTED IT ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-POP CG


TIME FOR THE WEEKEND~

MOST PEOPLE GET THE SUNDAY NIGHT BLUES.

SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AVOID THEM.

1. CATCH UP ON READING -- SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE READ BEFORE BED EVERY NIGHT.

2. VOLUNTEER -- YOU'LL FEEL GOOD, AND BE DISTRACTED.

3. CATCH UP ON EMAIL -- GO INTO THE WEEK FRESH, ALL CLEAR.

4. JUST RELAX -- A LITTLE DOWN TIME, FAVORITE SHOW, EATING FAVORITE FOOD.

TGIF!! Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING. FGCU FORWARD. CHASE FIELER IS THE OFFICIAL MAYOR OF DUNK CITY. HOW DID HE EARN THAT TITLE. SIMPLE. HE HAD THE MOST DUNKS ON THE TEAM. 83 TO BE EXACT OVER PAST TWO YEARS----- MANY OF THEM WERE SPECTACULAR.--- TODAY FIELER-- WAS TAKING DUNK CITY TO THE DUNK CONTEST

TONIGHT --- FIELER PART OF THE DUNK CONTEST DURING FINAL FOUR WEEK DOWN IN DALLAS TEXAS---

ON FIELERS FIRST ATTEMPT--- HE FAKED AN INJURY---- THEN UNVIELED THE SUPERMAN T-SHIRT---

HOWEVER--- THAT WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT HIS NIGHT UNFORTUNATELY--- FIELER MISSED THE NEXT TWO DUNK ATTEMPTS

--- SO NO DUNKS FOR DUNK CITY

STICKING IN DUNK CITY---

ON TUESDAY--- REPORTS SURFACED THAT FGCU HEAD COACH JOE DOOLEY WAS A SERIOUS CANDIDATE FOR THE THE BOSTON COLLEGE JOB----

----OHIO UNIVERSITY COACH--- JIM CHRISTIAN PUT THOSE RUMORS TO REST---

TODAY CHRISTIAN WAS HIRED AS THE NEW HEAD COACH AT BOSTON COLLEGE---

WHOEVER SAID THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IS ALL ABOUT CINDERELLA STORIES--- AND BIG TIME UPSETS FORGOT TO TELL THE FLORIDA GATORS--- THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE LAND HAS BEEN CRUSHING GLASS SLIPPERS ALL THE WAY TO THE FINAL FOUR

ON SATURDAY--- THEY WILL GET A UCONN TEAM--- THAT IS A 7 SEED---- SO ON PAPER THEY ARE A CINDERALLA--- ON THE FLOOR THEY ARE ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS IN THE NATION---

DURING THE HUSKIES RUN TO THE FINAL FOUR--- THEY'VE KNOCKED OF A 2 AND 3 SEED---

OF COURES UCONN ALSO BEAT THE GATORS BACK ON DECEMBER 2ND

NEXT STOP THE TROP--- RAYS AND BLUE JAYS---

DESMOND JENNING--- DOING THE CHOP--- DOWN THE LINE--- ONE RUN SCORES--- THEN JENNINGS GETS HIS HUSTLE ON SLIDES INTO SECOND-- HE WOULD LATER SCORE---

CHRIS ARCHER--- A DAY AFTER SIGNING A SIX YEAR CONTRACT-- GETS THE STRIKEOUT AND THE WIN----

RAYS WIN 7-2

RED SOX --- STICKING AROUND TO PLAY ONE MORE IN BALTIMORE---

6TH INNING -- JACKIE BRADLEY JUNIOR WITH THE SHOT BACK UP THE MIDDLE--- WILL MIDDLEBROOKS--- ON THE FLY IS GOING TO SCORE FROM SECOND---

AND THAT'S A BIG RUN --- RED SOX WIN 4-3

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AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


GOOD MORNING. THE NATION'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

EVEN BEFORE THIS MORNING'S RELEASE OF THE MARCH JOBS REPORT, THINGS WERE

LOOKING UP. ONE NEW MEASURE OF JOBLESS CLAIMS IS AT A SIX-MONTH LOW.

BANANA REPUBLIC IS FACING A DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING LAWSUIT. BY A CALIFORNIA

MAN UPSET THAT A 40-PERCENT OFF SIGN OUTSIDE THE STORE DID *NOT* APPLY TO

THE ITEMS HE WANTED TO BUY. HE'S SUING FOR 10-MILLION DOLLARS. AND IS

HOPING TO BUILD THE LAWSUIT INTO A CLASS-ACTION CASE.

IT LOOKS LIKE MORE AMERICANS ARE BECOMING WORKAHOLICS. A NEW SURVEY SHOWS

WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TAKING ONLY HALF OF THEIR PAID VACATION! SOME

PEOPLE FEAR TAKING TIME OFF WITH COST THEM THEIR JOB OR MAKE THEM FALL

BEHIND.

AND EXPERTS SAY "CAPTAIN AMERICA, THE WINTER SOLDIER". FROM ABC'S PARENT

COMPANY. COULD TAKE IN AROUND 90-MILLION DOLLARS THIS WEEKEND!! THAT WOULD

MAKE IT THE BIGGEST MOVIE DEBUT SO FAR THIS YEAR!

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY. I'M JOHN MULLER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


DAVID LETTERMAN RETIRING-OC VO


DAVID LETTERMAN SAYS HE'LL RETIRE FROM LATE NIGHT. NEXT YEAR!

THE TALK SHOW HOST MADE THE ANNOUCNEMENT DURING THE TAPING OF HIS SHOW THURSDAY.

HIS CURRENT CONTRACT ON "LATE NIGHT" EXPIRES IN 20-15.

AND LETTERMAN WON'T BE BACK.

LETTERMAN HAS BEEN ON C-B-S FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS NOW --

AFTER COMING OVER FROM N-B-C. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-VO-WIPE


ZEROING IN ON THE SUSPECT.

THIS MORNING. NEW INFORMATION ON THE MAN AUTHORITIES SAY.

SHOT AND KILLED THREE OTHERS THEN HIMSELF AT FORT HOOD. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MICHAEL DREIKORN AND BENACQUISTO-VO-WIPE


AND THEY WANT TO REPRESENT YOU IN CONGRESS.

BUT SOME ARE QUESTIONING WHAT DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATES ARE AND AREN'T SHOWING UP FOR. AS THE RACE COMES CLOSER. Return to index of stories...


HL3) DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL-VO-WIPE


PLUS. THE DUCK DYNASTY FAMILY. MAKING THEIR WAY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY. TO SPEND AN EVENING WITH THE FAMED CREW. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SHOT


GOOD MORNING.

THANKS FOR WAKING UP WITH US, ABC-7.

I'M CHANCE SEALES.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

GLAD TO SEE YOU THIS FRIDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FELON SEARCH-CLIP OC SS


A SEXUAL BATTERY SUSPECT.

ON THE RUN FROM AUTHORITIES THIS MORNING. IN LEE COUNTY.

FMPD TELLS US AN ATTEMPT TO CATCH SOMEONE THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO LOCATE FOR ABOUT A MONTH NOW.

RAN OFF WHEN THEY SPOTTED HIM.

THIS IS 37 YEAR OLD. *IDEL-FONSO SANTANA--GRAJALES.*

COMING UP. OUR CHRISTY ANDREWS BRINGS US THE DETAILS OF THURSDAY NIGHT'S CHASE.ONGOING RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-CLIP SSTOPS VO


A BIG STEP TODAY. IN THE CASE AGASINT DONNA BROWN.

SHE'S SCHEDULED FOR A PLEA HEARING. IN LEE COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON.

TROOPERS SAY BROWN WAS DRUNK.

HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT.

AND HAD MARIJUANA IN HER SYSTEM.

WHEN SHE HIT AND KILLED A MOTORCYLIST. THEN DRAGGED HIM THREE MILES, TO HIS DEATH.

LAST MAY, A TROOPER SPOTTED SPARKS COMING FROM HER S-U-V.

SHE FACES KILLING SOMEONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. FLEEING THE SCENE OF THE CRASH. AND DUI AND DAMAGED PROPERTY.

HER B-A-C INFORMATION CAN'T BE USED IN COURT BECAUSE TROOPERS DIDN'T GET A SEARCH WARRANT.

BUT THE STATE THINKS THEY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE. Return to index of stories...


NEW INFO IVAN LOPEZ-2SH-POP VO


ABC-7 HAS BRAND NEW DETAILS. ABOUT THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER AT FORT HOOD.

MILITARY OFFICIALS OFFICIALLY NAMED IVAN LOPEZ.AS THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED THREE AND INJURED 16 BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

WE *NOW* KNOW LOPEZ. A NATIVE OF PUERTO RICO. SERVED A 4-MONTH DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ. BUT SAW *NO COMBAT.

ARMY OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ MAY HAVE GOTTEN INTO AN ARGUMENT. WITH A FELLOW SOLDIER OR SOLDIERS. BEFORE THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VOTOPS


NEIGHBORS SAY LOPEZ, SEEMED TO BE A FRIENDLY GUY.

HE MOVED TO FORT HOOD JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO.

AND HAD NO RECORD OF VIOLENCE.

BUT DOCTORS WERE TREATING HIM FOR DEPERESSION AND ANXIETY.

AND LOOKING INTO PTSD. Return to index of stories...


PTSD IN DEPTH-2SH-POP VO


WE ASKED EXPERTS ABOUT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

A DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN P-T-S-D SAYS.

WHILE IT'S HARDER TO CONTROL YOUR MOODS. IT DOESN'T MEAN PEOPLE REACT WITH VIOLENCE

V-A DOCTORS SAY SYMPTOMS INCLUDE TROUBLE SLEEPING, EXAGGERATED RESPONSES, AND FLASHBACKS.

IF YOU OR IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IS SUFFERING FROM P-T-S-D THERE ARE RESOURCES AT THE V-A CLINIC. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL DREIKORN SPEECH-TRX VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MICHAEL DREIKORN. WANTS TO GET YOUR SUPPORT IN THE RACE.

THE PINE ISLAND RESIDENT. WILL BE AT BERT'S BAR AND GRILL. TALKING TO VOTERS AT A KIWANIS MEETING.

IT STARTS AT 7:30 A-M FOR BREAKFAST. AND THE MEETING GOES UNTIL 9AM. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-OC VO


OTHER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK. SECURING VOTES. AND CAMPAIGN MONEY. AHEAD OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS.

BUT LIZBETH BENACQUISTO MISSED OUT ON A CANDIDATE'S FORUM HOSTED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS ON SANIBEL THURSDAY.

ORGANIZERS SAY BENACQUISTO DECLINED BECAUSE SHE HAD A FULL SCHEDULE IN TALLAHASSEE. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO NOT AT FORUM-SOTVO


8:42:03-8:42:11

Paige Kreegal/ District 19 Candidate

"I think that's a pretty loud statement on her priorities and

commitments. We also had a fundraiser in Naples at 5:00 today."

8:38:01-8:38:09

Curt Clawson/ District 19 candidate

"I think it's a disservice. I think it's a career politician deal. Say one thing, do another thing."

OTHER REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR THE SPECIAL REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ATTENDED THE EVENT.

AS YOU HEARD. THEY QUESTIONED BENACQUISTO'S PRIORITIES. Return to index of stories...


SARAH PALIN IN SWFL-OC VO


INSTEAD. BENACQUISTO SERVED UP GOOD OLD BARBEQUE. FOR 500 DOLLARS A HEAD IN NAPLES.

FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN, JOINED THE EVENT.

THROWING HER SUPPORT BEHIND BENACQUISTO. AS TREY RADEL'S REPLACEMENT IN CONGRESS.

PALIN IS A STRONG ALLY TO HAVE. SHE SWAYED A NUMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL CONTESTS IN 2010 WITH HER ENDORSEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


STATE SENATE BUDGET-OC


TODAY IN TALLAHASSEE.

THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO PASS ITS ROUGHLY $75 BILLION BUDGET PROPOSAL.

IT'S FOR THE 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR.

THAT'S HAPPENING AT THE CAPITOL AT 10 AM.

CRITICS SAY IT MISSES THE BOAT. WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING CARE OF THE MIDDLE CLASS. Return to index of stories...


FL WARNING SHOTS-OC VO


THE FLORIDA SENATE PASSED A BILL. TO ADD IMMUNITY FOR SO CALLED "WARNING SHOTS". TO THE "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW.

THE BILL IS ON ITS WAY,

TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S DESK.

ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SHOW GUNS OR FIRE WARNING SHOTS. WHEN THEY FEEL THREATENED.

IT WAS INSPIRED BY THE CASE OF MARISSA ALEXANDER.

SHE WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS. AFTER SHE FIRED A WARNING SHOT, DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. Return to index of stories...


FL VEHICLE REGISTRATION-OC


FLORIDA DRIVERS WILL SOON SAVE MONEY ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION.

RENEWAL FEES ARE DROPPING.

STARTING IN SEPTEMBER -- DRIVERS WILL SAVE ABOUT 25-DOLLARS.

BUT HERE'S SOMETHING IMPORTANT.

IF YOU HAVE TO RENEW BEFORE SEPTEMBER, JUST RENEW FOR ONE YEAR.

YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO DO LONGER. BUT DON'T BECAUSE YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY A HIGHER RATE. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT I95 WIDENING-OC


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JUST APPROVED A MAJOR EXPANSION PROJECT FOR I-95 -- IT RUNS ALONG FLORIDA'S EAST COAST.

F-DOT CREWS SAY THERE *IS ENOUGH FUNDING TO WIDEN THE INTERSTATE.

SCOTT ANNOUNCED THE 250-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT. AT THE DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.

I-95 WILL BE CHANGED TO SIX LANES, FROM GEORGIA TO MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


DOCK CONTROVERSY-OC VO


A 20 YEAR DEBATE IS HEATING UP IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S ALL OVER THE RIGHT TO BUILD A BOAT DOCK IN A CANAL IN THE SIESTA ISLE COMMUNITY.

NEIGHBORS DON'T WANT THE DOCK.

THEY SAY IT WILL CAUSE A NAVIGATION PROBLEM SINCE THE SPACE IS USED AS A TURNAROUND.

BUT THE PROPERTY OWNERS ATTORNEY SAYS THAT DOESN'T MATTER.

THEY WANT THE COUNTY TO APPROVE THE PROJECT---

AND IF THEY DON'T---- THEY WANT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AS REIMBURSEMENT.

LEE COUNTY'S ATTORNEY RECOMMENDS COMMISSIONERS APPROVE THE DOCK ON APRIL 15. Return to index of stories...


SW DOLPHIN BORN-SSTOPS


IN CENTRAL FLORIDA --

NEW PICTURES SHOW A HEALTHY BABY DOLPHIN. BORN TUESDAY AT SEA WORLD IN ORLANDO.

THE 48-POUND CALF IS SPENDING TIME NURSING AND BONDING WITH HER MOM.

SHE'S DOING JUST FINE.

THIS IS THE 28TH DOLPHIN BORN AT SEA WORLD'S DISCOVERY COVE -- SINCE OPENING IN 2000. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


YOUR BED.

HARD TO GET OUT OF THIS MORNING

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR PERFECT SLEEP

7 THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T DO

AND 2 THINGS YOU HAVE TO DO

THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE SAYS.

YOUR BED IS **ONLY** FOR TWO THINGS. THAT BEGIN WITH THE LETTER "S"

SLEEP.AND

YES. YOU GUESSED IT.

SEX.

BEYOND THAT IF YOU REALLY WANT A GOOD NIGHT'S REST

NO ELECTRONICS, SOCIAL MEDIA, READING. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-SOT-VO


THIS IS JUST CRAZY.

PASTORS THROWING PUNCHES

IN A FIGHT CLUB

AND CAGE FIGHTS IN CHURCH!

SOT :@:49 ladies and gentleman this is pastor vs.pastor. tonight we fight, then we'll talk about Jesus tomorrow when we go to church

THIS IS REAL

A GROUP OF PASTORS PASSIONATE ABOUT 2 THINGS

CHRIST AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

TIE THE TWO TOGETHER.

ENERGIZE THE CONGREGATION

OR CREATE CONTROVERSEY

PEOPLE ARE TALKING.

NEW DOCUMENTARY.

BIG BIG DEBATE ON GMA.

MEET THE POWERFUL PUNCH PASTORS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-TC MON


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NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-OC


A WATER WARNING. IN NAPLES.

THE CITY IS CHANGING THE DISINFECTANT. USED TO TREAT THE WATER.

YOU MAY NOTICE A CHANGE IN THE TASTE AND COLOR.

PEOPLE ON KIDNEY DIALYSIS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY. TO SEE IF YOU NEED A SPECIAL FILTER.

THE CHANGE STARTS NEXT MONDAY. AND CONTINUES FOR ABOUT A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTY-CLIP 2SHOT


NEW THIS MORNING

A FORT MYERS MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL BATTERY IS ON THE RUN AND POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP FINDING HIM.

ABC7's CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN FORT MYERS WHERE THE MAN WAS LAST SEEN. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


THIS IS A BUSY NEIGHBORHOOD ON LORA STREET IN FORT MYERS

POLICE ARE HOPING THAT SOMEONE AROUND HERE HAS SEEN THE MAN THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-SS


POLICE SHOWED UP TO ARREST THIS MAN--IDELFONSO SANTA-GRAJALES LATE LAST NIGHT.

THEY SAY WHEN THY GOT HERE HE IMMEDIATELY RAN AWAY AND HEADED TOWARD A WOODED AREA NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BELL STREET AND VAN BUREN STREET OFF PALM BEACH BLVD.

SANTANA GRAJALES IS WANTED FOR A SEXUAL BATTERY OFFENSE THAT HAPPENED ON MARCH 7TH.

POLICE SAY THAT WAS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT SO THE PUBLIC IS NOT AT RISK-- BUT THEY ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP FINDING HIM. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


IF YOU HAVE SEEN HIM OR KNOW WHERE TO FIND HIM, CALL POLICE.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS CHRISTY ANDREWS. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


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.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING CAMPAIGN-2SH-POP NATVO-WIPE


DISTRACTED DRIVING CAN KILL.

AND TRANSPORTATION LEADERS ARE BRINGING THE HARD MESSAGE.

WITH A NEW CAMPAIGN.

THEY JUST LAUNCHED "NATIONAL DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH."

AND THEY RELEASED ADS TO GO WITH IT.

WE WANT TO WARN YOU -- THIS ONE'S GRAPHIC.

how many letters. Smile. Laughing. Crash

TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY *ANTHONY FOXX* KICKED OFF THE CAMPAIGN IN D-C.

ALSO THERE. A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WHOSE LIVES WERE CHANGED FOREVER. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING CAMPAIGN-SOT CG


So, I was mad I was angry, I had her phone from the accident, I wanted to see who she was texting and I found the text, the last text and it read ok and then to my horror, I realized it was from me."

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION ESTIMATES.

MORE THAN 33 HUNDRED PEOPLE DIED IN 2012 FROM DISTRACTED DRIVING.

ALMOST HALF A MILLION GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


E CIGARETTE POISONING-TRX VOTOPS


IT'S DESIGNED TO BE A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO SMOKING.

BUT THE LIQUID INSIDE OF E-CIGARETTES IS TOXIC.

POISON CONTROL CENTERS ARE GETTING MORE CALLS.

THEY SAY YOUNG CHILDREN ARE GETTING HURT, JUST BY COMING INTO CONTACT WITH E-CIGARETTES.

ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS TOUCH OR SWALLOW THE LIQUID.

THE SIDE-EFFECTS INCLUDE NAUSEA, VOMITING AND EYE IRRITATION. Return to index of stories...


TOBACCO TV-OC VO


A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS LESS TOBACCO USE ON TELEVISION. MAY BE LINKED TO THE FALL IN SMOKING RATES OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS.

SINCE THE EARLY 1960'S, SMOKING PREVALENCE AMONG AMERICAN ADULTS HAS FALLEN BY AN AVERAGE OF TWO PACKS LESS PER ADULT -- PER YEAR. AND SO HAVE SCENES WITH TOBACCO USE.

EXPERTS SAY THE DROP IN T-V TOBACCO USE HAS HAD HALF AS MUCH OF AN IMPACT ON FALLING SMOKING RATES. AS THE HIGHER PRICE OF CIGARETTES. Return to index of stories...


MIGRAINE SOCIAL MEDIA-OC VO


INSTEAD OF GRUMBLING TO YOUR SPOUSE ABOUT A MIGRAINE. MANY SUFFERERS ARE NOW SHARING THEIR PAIN ONLINE.

RESEARCHERS REVIEWED THOUSANDS OF MIGRAINE-RELATED TWEETS TO SEE WHO SUFFERS FROM MIGRAINES.

AMERICANS ACCOUNTED FOR OVER HALF OF THE TWEETS. AND THREE QUARTERS WERE FROM FEMALES.

THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF TWEETS WERE ON MONDAY MORNINGS. AND 44-PERCENT REPORTED THE HEADACHE IMMEDIATELY IMPACTED MOO Return to index of stories...


TECH SAVVY SENIORS-OC VO


AMERICA'S SENIORS ARE GETTING MORE TECH SAVVY.

A PEW RESEARCH STUDY FINDS ABOUT 60-PERCENT OF SENIORS GO ONLINE.

THAT'S UP SIX PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

AND YOUNGER SENIORS ARE EVEN MORE CONNECTED. WITH 74-PERCENT OF PEOPLE AGES 65 TO 69 GOING ONLINE.

IT FOUND 77-PERCENT OF SENIORS HAVE A CELL PHONE. UP FROM 69-PERCENT JUST A YEAR AGO. Return to index of stories...


BR DECEPTIVE SALES-OC SS OC


BANANA REPUBLIC IS FACING A LAWSUIT, FOR DECEIVING SHOPPERS.

ONE MAN CLAIMS. THE STORE SIGN SAID 40%. BUT IT WAS ONLY CERTAIN ITEMS.

THE LAWSUIT CLAIMS,

THEY'RE TAKING BUSINESS AWAY FROM COMPETITORS.

HE WANTS $10 MILLION DOLLARS.

TO SAVE YOURSELF A SURPRISE AT THE COUNTER --

READ THE FINE PRINT ON THE SIGN. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-CG


IT'S FRIDAY!

ENJOY THE WEEKEND. AND AVOID THE SUNDAY NIGHT BLUE.

WE HAVE THE SECRETS,

OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE.

1. SPEND TIME WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY -- HELPS YOU RECHARGE.

2. PLAN SOMETHING FUN -- KEEPS YOUR ATTENTION OFF THE BLUES.

3. ORGANIZE YOUR WEEK AHEAD -- YOU'LL FEEL PROACTIVE.

4. EXERCISE -- GO TO YOGA, DO SOME CARDIO. ENDORPHINS FLOW.

**NEXT HALF HOUR. THE REST OF THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A BOYCOTT. FORCES A BIG CHANGE.

THE NEW CEO OF MOZILLA. THE INTERNET COMPANY. STEPPED DOWN.

HE WAS ON THE JOB,

FOR JUST A FEW DAYS.

BACK IN 2008. HE DONATED TO PROP 8. BANNING MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN CALIFORNIA.

EMPLOYEES STARTED COMPLAINING.

"OK CUPID" EVEN BLOCKED MOZILLA, FROM ACCESSING ITS SITE.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG,

MOZILLA ASKED HIM TO RESIGN. AND APOLOGIZED TO USERS.

*GMA GOES INSIDE THE STORY, AT 7. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE END OF WINDOWS X-P.

STARTING SUNDAY, BEST BUY WILL BE OFFERING CUSTOMERS A 100-DOLLAR CREDIT,

WHEN THEY TURN IN THEIR CURRENT WINDOWS X-P COMPUTER.

THE CREDIT CAN BE USED TO BUY A NEW MACHINE OF THEIR CHOICE.

ANDROID USERS CAN NOW SEND AND RECEIVE INSTANT MESSAGES.WITHOUT AN

INTERNET CONNECTION. THE NEW "FIRE CHAT" APP ALLOWS USERS TO COMMUNICATE

USING HYPER-LOCAL NETWORKS."FIRE CHAT" IS ALREADY ONE OF THE TOP TEN INSTANT

MESSAGING APPS FOR APPLE DEVICES.

NOKIA HAS LAUNCHED A LINE OF PORTABLE, WIRELESS SPEAKERS. THE M-D-12 IS

ABOUT THE SIZE OF A BASEBALL. AND LASTS UP TO FIFTEEN HOURS ON ONE CHARGE.

THE FIFTY-FIVE DOLLAR DEVICE COMES IN VARIETY OF COLORS.

AND COULD CARS SOON COME WITHOUT SIDE MIRRORS? TELSA WANTS TO REPLACE THEM.

. WITH VIDEO CAMERAS!

THE AUTO MAKER SAYS THE CHANGE WOULD MAKE THEIR VEHICLES MORE AERODYNAMIC.

AND IMPROVE FUEL EFFICIENCY.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M DIANA PEREZ. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC-AWS OR SS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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OLYMPIC MEDALISTS GERMAIN-OC VO 2SH


GET A TASTE OF A FIRST PLACE PERFORMANCE.ON ICE. RIGHT HERE IN LEE COUNTY.

MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE RETURNED FROM THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI. WITH THE US' FIRST ICE DANCING GOLD MEDAL IN HISTORY.

THEY'LL BE WITH THEIR BRONZE MEDAL WINNING TEAMMATES TONIGHT.

AT GERMAIN ARENA. FOR A PERFORMANCE AT 7:30 PM.

TICKETS START AT 25 DOLLARS.

THEN WATCH THEM MONDAY ON ABC ON DANCING WITH THE STARS. Return to index of stories...


DUCK DYNASTY TO SWFL


ALSO COMING TO GERMAIN ARENA. THE THE ROBERTSON FAMILY.

FROM A&E'S DUCK DYNASTY TV SHOW.

THEY'LL BE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON MAY 18. FOR THE SALVATION ARMY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY AT 10 AM.

FOR THE BENEFIT CONCERT NAMED "The Call: Faith, Family & Facial Hair," Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) FM SUSPECT SEARCH-SS VO-WIPE


ABC-7 IS GIVING YOU THE FIRST LOOK AT THE SUSPECT. ON THE RUN FROM AUTHORITIES IN FORT MYERS.

37 YEAR OLD. IDELFONSO SANTANA-GRAJALES IS WANTED FOR A SEXUAL BATTERY OFFENSE.

POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED LAST MONTH.

THEY WENT TO A HOUSE ON LORA STREET. WHERE THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD FIND HIM THURSDAY NIGHT.

WHEN THEY DID.OFFICERS SAY THE FELON TOOK OFF RUNNING.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) DONNA BROWN PLEA HEARING-SS VO-WIPE


DONNA BROWN IS SCHEDULED FOR A PLEA HEARING. IN LEE COUNTY THIS AFTERNOON.

TROOPERS SAY SHE WAS DRUNK.

HER BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT.

WHEN SHE HIT AND KILLED A MOTORCYLIST. THEN DRAGGED HIM TO HIS DEATH.

BUT THAT INFORMATION WON'T BE USED IN COURT. BECAUSE TROOPERS DIDN'T GET A WARRANT.

LAST MAY. A TROOPER PULLED HER OVER AFTER HE SAW SPARKS COMING FROM HER S-U-V. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) IVAN LOPEZ NEW INFO-VOTOPS-WIPE


WE'RE GETTING BRAND NEW DETAILS. ABOUT THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER AT FORT HOOD.

MILITARY OFFICIALS OFFICIALLY NAMED IVAN LOPEZ.AS THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED THREE AND INJURED 16 BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

WE *NOW* KNOW LOPEZ. A NATIVE OF PUERTO RICO. SERVED A 4-MONTH DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ. BUT SAW *NO COMBAT.

AND ARMY OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ MAY HAVE GOTTEN INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A FELLOW SOLDIER OR SOLDIERS. BEFORE THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) FLIGHT 370 SEARCH-VOTOPS-WIPE


TODAY. THE UNDERWATER HUNT FOR MISSING FLIGHT 370. IS UNDERWAY.

U.S. NAVY EQUIPMENT,

WILL SEARCH FOR THE BLACK BOXES.

AIR CREWS AND SHIPS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR WEEKS.

THE PLANE WENT MISSING ON MARCH 8TH.

THE SHIPS WILL SCOUR A TARGETED 150-MILE TRACK OF THE OCEAN. FOR ANY PINGS FROM THE BLACK BOX. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) MICHAEL DRIEKORN-VOTOPS-WIPE


THIS MORNING. DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE MICHAEL DREIKORN. WANTS TO GET YOUR SUPPORT IN THE RACE.

THE PINE ISLAND RESIDENT. WILL BE AT BERT'S BAR AND GRILL. TALKING TO VOTERS AT A KIWANIS MEETING.

IT STARTS AT 7:30 A-M FOR BREAKFAST. AND THE MEETING GOES UNTIL 9AM.

COMPETITIOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO HELD A CAMPAIGN BARBECUE WITH SUPPORTER SARAH PALIN. IN NAPLES THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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FINAL WEATHER


BEAUTIFUL WEATHER FOR FRIDAY

Our gorgeous weather will continue today and right on through the weekend. We start with temperatures in the mid 60s this morning and you could see some patchy fog on your morning commute. Then, skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon and high temperatures will warm to the mid 80s. If you are headed to the beach, expect lower 80s as the sea breeze comes in late this afternoon.

The weekend outlook is good with mostly sunny to partly cloudy weather and mid 80's for highs each day.

A strong cold front is predicted to move through Southwest Florida Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. The forecast models have consistent in showing rain for Tuesday. You will want to pay close attention to the forecast as that weather event gets closer. Return to index of stories...


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COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

-WHAT IS COMING UP ON GMA - BIG STORY COVERAGE OF THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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