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DIRECTORS PAGE NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES TEASE TWO---------
HL 1) LEE CO STRANGER DANGER-SOTVO TZ2 LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-VOTOPS
HL 2) BODY FOUND IN WATER-VOTOPS TZ2 CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-SOTVO
HL 3) SCOTT IN SWFL-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-SSTOPS-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-trxVOTOPS DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-OTS-VO
ORLANDO DAYCARE LATEST-SSTOPS-VO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-ONCAM
ORLANDO DAYCARE LATEST-OTS BOBBIE NOONMAN CLOSURE-trxVOTOPS
DISNEY CRUISE MOLESTER-trxSSTOPS-FSCG FL EARLY LEARNING-2SH-VO
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNS-OTS LEE CO BOATHOUSE JOB FAIR-OTS
FDLE ARREST-2SH-SS-VO CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-OTS-VO
DONALD BYRD UPDATE-OTS-VO CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-ONCAM
DONALD BYRD UPDATE-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TEASE THREE-POP
LEE CO STRANGER DANGER-OTS-VO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
BODY FOUND IN WATER-trxSSTOPS-VO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
BODY FOUND IN WATER-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) APP FOR ALCOHOLICS-VOTOPS-WIPE
NAPLES DROWNING-WIPE-VOTOPS 11PM TZ2) PREVIEW OFFSPRING-VOTOPS
GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLLOW-EBOX-VOFULL SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLLOW-SOTVO THE MASTERS-POPMON
GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-2SH-VO THE MASTERS-CGTOPS
GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-SOTVO THE MASTERS-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP EVERBLADES-POPMON
TEASE ONE--------- EVERBLADES-VOTOPS
TZ1 FL PEEPING TOM-VOTOPS EVERBLADES-SOTTOPS
TZ1 FL MEDICAL MEDS-SOTVO BUCCANEERS-VOTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL BUCCANEERS-SOTOPS
JIM REIF SERVICES-SSTOPS KAEPERNICK-VOTOPS
CAPE GUN ARREST-trxSSTOPS MATT MOORE-VOTOPS
FL PEEPING TOM-2SH-PUSH-VO TWINS A'S-VOTOPS
FL PEEPING TOM-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
FL MEDICAL MEDS EXPOLSION-OTS-SOTVO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
FL MEDICAL MEDS EXPOLSION-SOTVO  


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HEADLINES


I was like terrified and my legs were like quivering with fear

ABC-7 SAT DOWN WITH THE FORT MYERS BOY -- APPROACHED BY A STRANGE MAN, THIS MORNING.

WHY POLICE SAY, THEY'RE PRAISING THE 10-YEAR-OLD FOR DOING TH RIGHT THING -- TO STAY SAFE.

PLUS --

WE'RE KEEPING TABS ON A DEVELOPING SITUATUION IN LEE COUNTY --

A BODY -- FOUND IN A LAKE AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

THE CLUES NEARBY IN THE BUSHES.

AND --

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WAS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY --

THE NEW INITIATIVE HE INTRODUCED --

LOOKING TO BEEF UP FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

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


HL 1) LEE CO STRANGER DANGER-SOTVO


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HL 2) BODY FOUND IN WATER-VOTOPS


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HL 3) SCOTT IN SWFL-VOTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-SSTOPS-VO


LET'S START WITH BREAKING NEWS AT SEVEN!

WE JUST GOT NEW INFORMATION FROM THE SCENE IN LEE COUNTY --

WHERE HUMAN REMAINS WERE FOUND TODAY.

A BODY WAS DISCOVERED JUST OF 75 OFF COLONIAL BOULEVARD --

RIGHT NEAR THE FORUM AREA.

THE BODY'S IN THE WOODS.

OUR REPORTER HAS WATCHED CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS GOING IN AND OUT OF THOSE WOODS --

WEARING BOOTS AND CARRYING SHOVELS.

WE'RE WORKING TO LEARN MORE.

SO STAY WITH US FOR THAT. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH-trxVOTOPS


A WOMAN AND HER FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER THEY WERE THROWN FROM A MINI-VAN.

THE CRASH HAPPENED ON I-75 SOUTHBOUND NEAR MILEMARKER 74 ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

PARAMEDICS AIRLIFTED THE WOMAN TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD WAS SERIOUSLY HURT BUT IS STABLE.

TROOPERS TELL US THE FATHER WAS DRIVING, LOST CONTROL AND THE MINI-VAN FLIPPED IN THE MEDIAN.

HE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

WE'LL BRING YOU ANY NEW INFORMATION -- TONIGHT AT 11:00. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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ORLANDO DAYCARE LATEST-SSTOPS-VO


ALSO BREAKING AT 7 --

THE MANHUNT'S OVER FOR THE SUSPECT IN THE DEADLY DAYCARE CRASH OUTSIDE ORLANDO.

ABC-7 IS LEARNING ROBERT CORCHADO TURNED HIMSELF IN TO THE JAIL THIS AFTERNOON.

INVESTIGATORS THINK HE RAN ANOTHER CAR OFF THE ROAD AND INTO THAT BUSY DAYCARE IN WINTER PARK.

A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL NAMED LILY WAS KILLED.

A 3 YEAR OLD IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

10 OTHERS -- MOSTLY CHILDREN -- ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


ORLANDO DAYCARE LATEST-OTS


INVESTIGATORS CREDIT MEDIA COVERAGE WITH PRESSURING CORCHADO TO TURN HIMSELF IN.

ABC-7 ALSO DID SOME DIGGING INTO HIS BACKGROUND.

IT'S NOT PRETTY.

CORCHADO SERVED TIME FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING.

HE WAS OUT ON BAIL IN ANOTHER CASE INVOLVING DRUGS, HIT AND RUN, AND LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT.

TROOPERS SAY HE'S GOT TIES TO THE LATIN KINGS -- A GANG.

WE'LL BE SURE TO HAVE MUCH TONIGHT AT 11 -- AFTER SCANDAL. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY CRUISE MOLESTER-trxSSTOPS-FSCG


ALSO NEW AT SEVEN FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA --

THIS DISNEY CRUISE LINE CREW MEMBER IS BEHIND BARS -- ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

THE 36-YEAR-OLD WAS ARRESTED WHILE THE SHIP WAS DOCKED IN PORT CANVERAL.

THE MAN WAS IMMEDIATELY FIRED.

DISNEY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING --

"WE ARE SORRY THAT ANYTHING OF THIS NATURE COULD HAVE OCCURRED ON ONE OF OUR SHIPS."

GOING ON TO SAY --

"NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT TO US THAN THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR GUESTS." Return to index of stories...


KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNS-OTS


BIG NEWS FROM WASHINGTON TONIGHT --

THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY IS RESIGNING.

SOURCES SAY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS WILL STEP DOWN TOMORROW.

THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF KANSAS OVERSAW THE SHAKY AND OFTEN BUNGLED ROLLOUT OF HEALTH-CARE-DOT-GOV --

THE WEBSITE ATTACHED TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

SEBELIUS SERVED SINCE 2009. Return to index of stories...


FDLE ARREST-2SH-SS-VO


WE ALSO SPENT OUR DAY UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A RAID ON A HOUSE IN NAPLES WEDNESDAY.

TONIGHT WE CAN TELL YOU --

THIS MAN -- THOMAS WELCH WAS ARRESTED.

HE APPEARED BEFORE A COLLIER COUNTY JUDGE TODAY.

HE'S WANTED ON A WARRANT IN LEE COUNTY.

HE'S ACCUSED OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND RACKETEERING.

ABC 7 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS STATE AGENTS TOOK BAGS OF EVIDENCE AND A COMPUTER FROM HIS HOME ON POINICIANA DRIVE. Return to index of stories...


DONALD BYRD UPDATE-OTS-VO


OUR OTHER BIG STORY, TONIGHT --

ABC7 HAS EXCLUSIVE DETAILS IN A KIDNAPPING CASE WITH NAPLES TIES.

THE LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TELLS US DONALD BYRD OF NAPLES PLEAD NO CONTEST TO ONE COUNT OF CHILD STEALING.

THE 59-YEAR-OLD WAS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN STATE PRISON WEDNESDAY.

BYRD KIDNAPPED HIS OWN GRANDSON ZACHARY BACK IN 20-11.

THE TWO WERE FOUND HIDING INSIDE A SOUTH CAROLINA APARTMENT LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DONALD BYRD UPDATE-SOTVO


Victor Ortino/Private Investigator, Naples

"You steal a child, take the child away from his birth mother for 2 years, gone for 2 years and his sentencing is equal to that and with good behavior he'll get out in one year? that's pretty sad."

THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE IN CALIFORNIA FOR CHILD STEALING IS FOUR YEARS.

ZACHARY'S MOTHER TELL US WITH GOOD BEHAVIOR - HER FATHER COULD BE OUT OF JAIL AS SOON AS AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LEE CO STRANGER DANGER-OTS-VO


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SCARY CASE OF STRANGER DANGER.

THEY SAY IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING AT A BUS STOP OFF OF EVANS AVENUE.

A TEN YEAR OLD BOY SAYS HE WAS WALKING TO THE STOP WHEN A MAN IN A PICK UP TRUCK OFFERED HIM TWO DOLLARS.

THE BOY SAYS HE DEMANDED HE TAKE IT AND EVEN GOT OUT OF THE TRUCK.

POLICE TELL ABC-7 -- THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A BLACK MAN WITH GOLD TEETH AND A NECK TATTOO, DRIVING A BLACK PICK UP TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN WATER-trxSSTOPS-VO


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A BODY THAT WAS FOUND IN LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED AT THE "LAKES AT COLLEGE POINTE APARTMENTS"-- OFF COLLEGE AND SOUTH POINTE.

DEPUTIES AND INVESTIGATORS SURROUNDED THE LAKE -- LOOKING FOR CLUES INTO WHY THE BODY WAS IN THERE.

AND THEY FOUND SOME.

A PURSE, SHOES AND AN ALCOHOL BOTTLE WERE TAKEN OUT OF THESE BUSHES. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN WATER-SOTVO


"Meghan Bernheardt, lives near lake

22:54-23:02 "I look out my window and was shocked because I didn't know what to think. It looked like a body but at the same time I was like no way.""

DEPUTIES CONFIRMED THERE WAS NO VIOLENCE.

RIGHT NOW -- THEY ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY THE BODY AND FIND OUT HOW THE PERSON ENDED UP IN THIS LAKE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DROWNING-WIPE-VOTOPS


WE'VE GOT AN UPDATE TO A STORY ABC-7 BROUGHT YOU EARLIER THIS WEEK --

A WOMAN FOUND FLOATING IN THE GULF *DID, IN FACT, DROWN.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER CONFIRMED THAT TODAY.

75 YEAR OLD MARY MCCAULEY DROWNED AT PELICAN BAY BEACH. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLLOW-EBOX-VOFULL


IT'S A FIRE THAT COULD HAVE KILLED CHILDREN.

AND WE'RE GETTING OUR FIRST LOOK INSIDE A GOLDEN GATE HOME -- RIPPED APART BY FLAMES.

THE FAMILY TELLS ABC-7 -- THE MOTHER WAS AT A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF THEIR SONS.

THE FATHER SAYS HE WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO FIX THE WIPERS ON HIS CAR.

THEIR FOUR-YEAR-OLD TWINS AND 10-YEAR-OLD SON WERE ALONE INSIDE.

WITHIN MINUTES-- THE HOME WAS ON FIRE. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE FIRE FOLLOW-SOTVO


Arnold Myrtil

Father

52:32-52:3

just like that i saw the fire. nobody can go inside. i can do nothing.

WE'RE LEARNING -- THE TWINS WERE PLAYING WITH MATCHES INSIDE THE HOME'S GARAGE -- WHEN THE FLAMES BROKE OUT.

THE PARENTS SAY THE OLDER SON HELPED GET THE THREE OF THEM OUT SAFELY.

EVERYONE IS DOING O-K TONIGHT.

THEY'RE STAYING WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS -- UNTIL THEY FIND A NEW HOME. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-2SH-VO


FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WAS IN FORT MYERS TODAY TO ANNOUNCE 30-MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

SCOTT JOINED DOCTORS AT 21ST CENTURY ONCOLOGY

-- AND SAID THE INCREASE BRINGS THE TOTAL STATE BUDGET FOR CANCER RESEARCH TO 80 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE GOAL IS TO MAKE FLORIDA A LEADER IN CANCER TREATMENT! Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT IN SWFL-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

23:56 we want to constantly improve it, we are going to unfortunately have patients that continue to have cancer but we want to make sure they have the best care. 24:05

GOVERNOR SCOTT EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THE INCREASE WILL PASS THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

IF IT DOES --

THE INCREASE WILL MEAN ADDITIONAL GRANTS AND WILL HELP CURRENT CANCER CENTERS ACHIEVE NATIONAL DESIGNATION TO RESEARCH THE DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


A BLATANT INVASION OF PRIVACY --

DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

INVESTIGATORS IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE LOOKING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS MAN -- AFTER RESIDENTS SAY, HE WAS PEEPING INTO THEIR HOMES.

PLUS THIS --

"My reputation is completely done. I have the reputation of a drug dealer,"

OUTRAGED PARENTS --

AND AN EXPELLED STUDENT --

ALL NEW AT 7:00 --

WHY SCHOOL OFFICIALS KICKED THIS TEEN OUT OF SCHOOL -- FOR CARRYING HER MEDICATION.

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TZ1 FL PEEPING TOM-VOTOPS


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TZ1 FL MEDICAL MEDS-SOTVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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JIM REIF SERVICES-SSTOPS


SO MANY OF YOU HAVE ASKED

AND WE WANT YOU TO KNOW -

WHEN YOU CAN PAY YOUR RESPECTS, TO OUR FRIEND. METEROLOGIST JIM RIEF.

THE METEOROLOGIST HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING DIED MONDAY --

AFTER A BICYCLE CRASH.

YOU'RE INVITED TO CELEBRATE JIM'S LIFE THIS SATURDAY --

AT A SPECIAL PUBLIC MEMORIAL.

MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD WILL HOST THAT SERVICE FROM TEN TO NOON.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS-

HIS FAMILY ASKS THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN HIS MEMORY.

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CAPE GUN ARREST-trxSSTOPS


A BRAND NEW CRIME ALERT --

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY THIS MAN POINTED A GUN AT OFFICERS AND THEY WERE FORCED TO TACKLE HIM.

TARIQ KHAN IS NOW FACING CHARGES.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND HIM DRUNK WALKING ALONG AN ALLEY ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD LAST NIGHT.

OFFICERS SAY THEY CHASED HIM BACK TO HIS HOME WHERE HE REFUSED TO DROP A HANDGUN.

ONE OFFICER MANAGED TO TACKLE HIM AND HE WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


FL PEEPING TOM-2SH-PUSH-VO


NEW AT 7:00 --

DEPUTIES ALONG FLORIDA'S EAST COAST ARE WORKING TO TRACK DOWN A PEEPING TOM.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAUGHT THE MAN HIDING BEHIND SOME BUSHES AND WALKING ONTO A PATIO, THAT WASN'T HIS.

DETECTIVES SAY HE PEERED INTO A BATHROOM WINDOW -- WHILE THE HOMEOWNER WAS TAKING A SHOWER.

ANOTHER WOMAN SAYS WAS FOLDING LAUNDRY WHEN SHE HEARD A NOISE OUTSIDE HER WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


FL PEEPING TOM-SOTVO


Lisa Ponczek/Heard Peeping Tom

37-

"I looked over and saw the shadow of a guy hoisting himself up and I went, 'Ah, get out of here!"

THE WOMAN BANGED AT THE WINDOW AND THE GUY TOOK OFF.

NEIGHBORS THINK THE PEEPING TOM CLIMBED OVER A WALL TO GET INTO THE GATED COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MEDS EXPOLSION-OTS-SOTVO


A CENTRAL FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WAS EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL, FOR CARRYING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.

BUT HER PARENTS SAY -- SHE SUFFERS FROM HEADACHES AND SEVERE ALLERGIES.

"It's not something I take every day to school," "It's simply something I had at my friend's house because she has animals."

SCHOOL INVESTIGATORS SAY, THEY FOUND 57 PILLS MIXED IN ONE BOTTLE.

EVEN THOUGH IT WAS OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS -- IT'S CONSIDERED A VIOLATION.

THE TEEN'S FAMILY IS UPSET THAT SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIALS UPHELD HER EXPOLSION. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MEDS EXPOLSION-SOTVO


"She's expelled along with actual serious drug abusers or kids that are doing alcohol things like that has killed us,"

Selby's father, Bob Selby.

WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE ISSUE --

OFFICIAL SAID -- SCHOOL LEADERS DON'T COMMENT ON SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY ISSUES.

ABC-7 FOUND OUT -- THE SAME PUNISHMENT IS TYPICALLY RECOMMENDED FOR POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS LIKE MARIJUANA AND COCAINE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


THE UPHILL BATTLE FOR A NEW HOSPITAL IN LEE COUNTY -- TOOK A NOSEDIVE, TONIGHT.

NEXT -- WHAT OFFICIALS WITH THE LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM ARE PROPOSING INSTEAD.

PLUS THIS --

I think it's nice you get on the beach, spread out. it'll be great. great for the community. I'm excited."

NEARLY 80-THOUSAND PEOPLE EXPECTED IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THIS WEEKEND.

IT'S THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX --

AND ABC-7 HAS ALL THE DETAILS.

WE'RE BACK, AFTER THIS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-VOTOPS


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TZ2 CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-SOTVO


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


GREAT AFTERNOON AHEAD

After a cool morning, plenty of sunshine will bathe the region today.

Morning lows were in the 50s area wide, but with the sun highs will climb into the low 80s with low humidity values.

This evening and tonight will be very pleasant but still a little on the cool side.

Most of us closer to the coast and along the urban corridor will drop to the low 60s, except around Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda where we'll dip into the upper 50s.

We continue the warming trend Friday through the weekend with daytime highs bouncing back to the mid to upper 80s.

Humidity also makes a comeback late this weekend, but moisture will still be too limited to bring a significant rain chance into the forecast, keeping the weekend outlook mainly dry and sunny.

The next chance of rain likely won't be until Tuesday when a weak cool front slides down the Florida peninsula. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-OTS-VO


IT'S UNLIKELY A HOSPITAL IS COMING TO ESTERO.

AND ONLY ABC-7'S CAMERA WAS THERE WHEN LEE MEMORIAL'S PRESIDENT BROKE THE NEWS.

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS HAS BEEN PUSHING TO BUILD AN 80 BED

HOSPITAL JUST SOUTH OF COCONUT POINT MALL.

BUT LAST WEEK --

A JUDGE RECOMMENDED THE STATE VOTE DOWN THE PROPOSAL.

NOW- LEE MEMORIAL IS LOOKING AT OTHER OPTIONS,

INCLUDING A DESTINATION HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY PAID FOR BY A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP. Return to index of stories...


LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PLAN-ONCAM


HOSPITAL STAFF IS ALREADY WORKING ON A NEW CONCEPT.

THEY'LL WORK WITH ESTERO AND BONITA LEADERS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN --

THEN PRESENT THEIR IDEAS AT A BOARD MEETING IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


BOBBIE NOONMAN CLOSURE-trxVOTOPS


A PRIVATE FORT MYERS SCHOOL WILL CLOSE ITS DOORS FOR GOOD AT THE END

OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

A SPOKESPERSON FROM THE NOONAN ACADEMY SAYS MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS SIZE

WAS TOO LOW --

AND THE SCHOOL COULDN'T AFFORD TO STAY OPEN.

SHE SAYS STUDENTS CHOSE OTHER MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR THEIR SPORTS

PROGRAMS.

THE PRE-K THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE SCHOOL HAS BEEN IN FORT MYERS FOR 14

YEARS.

IT CURRENTLY ENROLLS ABOUT 100 STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


FL EARLY LEARNING-2SH-VO


FLORIDA BUSINESS LEADERS HAVE JOINED UP WITH CHILDREN'S ADVOCATES --

PUSHING FOR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS.

THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SPONSORED A FORUM ON THE BENEFITS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

EXPERTS SAY EARLY INVESTMENT IN KIDS CREATES BETTER FAMILIES AND A STRONGER ECONOMY LONG TERM.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS, HIS GROUP WILL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE EARLY LEARNING INITIATIVES. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO BOATHOUSE JOB FAIR-OTS


UP TO 75 NEW JOBS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NEW BOAT HOUSE TIKI BAR AND GRILL AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB.

MANAGEMENT IS LOOKING TO HIRE BARTENDERS, SERVERS, COOKS, EVEN FUELERS FOR THE BOATS.

THE JOB FAIR STARTED TODAY AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE 'BOATHOUSE' IS SLATED TO OPEN LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-OTS-VO


RIGHT NOW --

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE ALREADY PACKING MANASOTA KEY TONIGHT FOR THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RACE THIS WEEKEND.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME AN EVENT OF THIS SIZE HAS BEEN HELD IN ENGLEWOOD.

ORGANIZERS EXPECT NEARLY 80,000 PEOPLE TO ATTEND.

TONIGHT, PARKING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH. RACERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GOING TO BE CAMPING OUT HERE UNTIL SUNDAY EVENING. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO SUPER BOATS-ONCAM


THERE ARE SEVERAL OFF-SITE PARKING LOCATIONS WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE BUSED TO AND FROM THE RACES - PARKING IS NOT AVAILABLE ON MANASOTA KEY.

THE EVENT OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF WITH A PARADE AT NOON IN DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA - THE FIRST BOAT LAUNCH WILL BE SATURDAY AT NOON.

THE FIRST OFFICIAL RACE STARTS NOON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE LEADERBOARD AT THE MASTERS IS STACKED WITH HOUSEHOLD NAMES-- AND THAT INCLUDES THE DEFENDING CHAMP--

PLUS LOOK AT THIS GUY---- YOU THINK HE'S A LITTLE EXCITED FOR THIS YEARS WORLD CUP--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) APP FOR ALCOHOLICS-VOTOPS-WIPE


WHEN TEMPTATION STRIKES.

REACH FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE.

NEW AT ELEVEN --

HOW APPS ARE KEEPING ALCOHOLICS FROM HAVING A DRINK. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) PREVIEW OFFSPRING-VOTOPS


PLUS -- PREVIEW YOUR BABY --

BEFORE YOU GET PREGNANT!

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD DEFEND AGAINST GENETIC DEFECTS --

AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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THE MASTERS-POPMON


THE MASTERS. A TRADITION LIKE NO OTHER. PLAYERS SAY THEY LOVE THE TOURNAMENT. THEY LOVE THE GOLF COURSE. THEY ONLY THING THEY DON'T LOVE. IS THEIR SCORE AT THE END OF THE DAY. THE 1ST MAJOR. CAN BE A MAJOR HEADACHE. IF YOU'RE GAMES NOT RIGHT. Return to index of stories...


THE MASTERS-CGTOPS


ROUND ONE IS IN THE BOOKS FOR THESE GUYS ON THE LEADER BOARD---

BILL HAAS LEADS BY ONE STROKE AT 4 UNDER PAR---

DEFENDING CHAMP-- ADAM SCOTT RIGHT IN THE MIX AT-- 3 UNDER-- HE IS LOOKING TO BECOME THE 4TH GOLFER TO WIN BACK TO BACK TITLES AT THE MASTERS--- Return to index of stories...


THE MASTERS-SOTTOPS


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EVERBLADES-POPMON


THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES WOKE UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED THIS MORNING -- THAT'S BECAUSE THEY WOKE UP WITH A PULSE--- THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES--- ALTHOUGH SLIM-- ARE STILL ALIVE---- AND THIS YEAR'S TEAM WILL NOT GO QUIETLY--- AFTERALL THEY DO NOT WANT TO BE THE FIRST TEAM IN FRANCHISE HISTORY TO MISS OUT ON THE PLAYOFFS Return to index of stories...


EVERBLADES-VOTOPS


THE FELLAS GOT A MUCH NEEDED WIN LAST NIGHT--- BEATING READING IN A SHOOTOUT

THE BLADES ARE NOW 2 POINT BACK OF THE FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT WITH 2 GAMES TO PLAY-----

THERE ARE A FEW SCENARIOS THAT WOULD GET THE BLADES TO THE PLAYOFFS---

BOTTOMLINE-- THEY NEED TO KEEP WINNING-- AND FORT WAYNE-- NEEDS TO START LOSING---

EVERBLADES-- BACK IN ACTION--- ON FRIDAY-- AGAINS READING Return to index of stories...


EVERBLADES-SOTTOPS


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BUCCANEERS-VOTOPS


JOHNNY MANZIEL --- WAS IN TAMPA TODAY--- TALKING TO THE BUCCANEERS---

THE BUCS COULD USE THE 7TH PICK TO TAKE MANZIEL--- THAT'S OF COURSE -- IF HE'S STILL AROUND

MEANWHILE THE BUCCANEERS STARTED THEIR OFF SEASON WORKOUTS EARLIER THIS WEEK---

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BUCCANEERS-SOTOPS


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KAEPERNICK-VOTOPS


STICKING IN THE NFL

SAN FRANCISCO QUARTERBACK --- COLIN KAEPERNICK IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY MIAMI POLICE FOR AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN A MIAMI HOTEL EARLIER THIS MONTH---

TMZ.COM FIRST REPORTED THAT KEAPERNICK WAS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSUALT

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MATT MOORE-VOTOPS


THE TAMPA BAY RAYS ARE BRACING THEMSELVES FOR THE POSSIBILITY THAT THEY COULD LOSE STAR PITCHER MATT MOORE FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON----

MOORE LEFT MONDAYS GAME WITH SORENESS IN HIS LEFT ELBOW--- WE'VE NOW LEARED THAT IT'S A TORN LIGAMENT

AS A RESULT-- MOORE AND THE RAYS ARE CONTEMPLATING SEASON-ENDING SURGERY----

LAST SEASON MOORE WAS 17-4 ON THE YEAR Return to index of stories...


TWINS A'S-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP MINNESOTA-- FOR THE TWINS AND A'S

BRIAN DOZIER BROUGHT HIS "A" GAME TODAY---- FIRST INNING--- LYING OUT TO MAKE THE GRAB---

WE SAW HIS GLOVE-- HOW ABOUT THE BAT-- THAT WORKS TOO--- DOZIER FLYING SOLO IN THE FIRST--- 1-0 TWINS

BUT IT WAS ALL A'S AFTER THAT--- OAKLAND WINS 6-1 Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


WORLD CUP IS IN BRAZIL THIS SUMMER-- WHO DO YOU THINK THIS GUYS ROOTING FOR---

HIS NAME IS NELSON PAVIOTTI-- BACK IN 1994--- HE PROMISED THAT IF BRAZIL WON THE WORLD CUP THAT YEAR-- HE WOULD WEAR BRAZILS COLORS FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE---

HE'S A MAN OF HIS WORD Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...