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DIRECTORS PAGE NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES TEASE TWO---------
HL 1) HESS SKIMMER ALERT-VOTOPS TZ2 ECIGS LIQUID NICITINE-VOTOPS
HL 2) CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO TZ2 BOSTON BMW FIRE HYDRANT-VOTOPS
HL 3) CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-TC-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO-TC ECIGS LIQUID NICITINE-TC-VO
DEVELOPING NEW OPEN-CLIP ECIGS LIQUID NICITINE-TC-FSCG
HUMAN REMAINS FOLLOW-BNC-VO HEARTBLEED PASSWORDS-trxVOTOPS
HUMAN REMAINS FOLLOW-SOTVO SW OSHA APPEAL DENIED-OTS-VO
WOMAN IN LAKE ID'D-trxVOTOPS BOSTON BMW FIRE HYDRANT-2SH-VO
ALLIGATOR ALLEY ARREST-OTS-VO BOSTON BMW FIRE HYDRANT-ONCAM
ALLIGATOR ALLEY ARREST-SOTVO SUPERBOAT RACES KICKOFF-OTS-VO
CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-2SH-VO SUPERBOAT RACES KICKOFF-SOTVO
CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
HESS SKIMMING ALERT-OTS TEASE THREE-POP
LEHIGH BREAKIN FOLO-WIPE-SSTOPS-VO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
DIST 19 CANDIDATE FUNDS-2SH-CG(2) TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
DIST 19 CANDIDATE FUNDS-CG(2)-OC 11PM TZ1) TED CRUZ-VOTOPS-WIPE
EARLY VOTING-OTS 11PM TZ2) SEXTING BUST-VOTOPS
GOV SCOTT SCHOOL FUNDS-EBOX-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
GOV SCOTT SCHOOL FUNDS-SOTVO FGCU TRANSFERS-ON CAM
LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-OTS FGCU TRANSFERS-VOTOPS-WIPE
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP FGCU TRANSFERS-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- EVERBLADES HOCKEY-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ1 CA BUS CRASH FOLO-SOTVO EVERBLADES HOCKEY-SOT-WIPE
TZ1 FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-VOTOPS EVERBLADES HOCKEY-CGTOPS
JIM MEMORIAL SERVICE-SSTOPS MASTERS 2ND ROUND-ON CAM
CA BUS CRASH LATEST-2SH-PUSH-VO MASTERS 2ND ROUND-CGTOPS-WIPE
CA BUS CRASH LATEST-SOTVO MASTERS 2ND ROUND-SOT-WIPE
FL SCHOOL BUS FIRE-trxVOTOPS FSU SPRING GAME-VOTOPS-WIPE
FL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-OTS-SOTVO MLB SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS
FL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO-OC GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


A CRIME ALERT TONIGHT, SCAMMERS ARE TARGETING DRIVERS AT THE GAS PUMP. HOW THEY'RE TRYING TO RIP YOU OFF

PLUS --

THERE'S A RARE MOSQUITO SICKNESS POTENTIALLY MOVING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE SIDE EFFECTS --

AND WHAT *YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU TEXT BEHIND THE WHEEL

ONLY ABC-7 SHOWS YOU THE NEW TECHOLOGY THAT'S MAKING IT EASIER FOR COPS TO BUST YOU.

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


HL 1) HESS SKIMMER ALERT-VOTOPS


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HL 2) CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO


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HL 3) CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-TC-VO


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT --

A MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS COULD BE HEADED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S CALLED CHIKUNGYNYA.

ITS NOT USUALLY DEADLY.

BUT IT DOES TRIGGER FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND DEBILITATING JOINT PAIN.

AND ONCE YOU GET IT --

YOU COULD SUFFER FROM IT AS LONG AS A HALF YEAR.

MOSQUITO CONTROL GROUPS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE MET IN LEE COUNTY TODAY --

DISCUSSING WAYS TO COMBAT THE DISEASE.

RIGHT NOW --

ITS JUST RAMPANT IN THE CARRIBEAN.

ONE CASE HAS BEEN REPORTED IN LEE COUNTY, Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO-TC


Shelly Redovan

Lee County Mosquito Control

00:41-56

this particular virus tends to move quickly. before you even know you

have the illness, sometimes you're already infected so you could be

going around and being bit by mosquitos before youre symptomatic."

THIS DISEASE IS A SPECIAL CHALLENGE BECAUSE THESE MOSQUITOS DON'T BREED IN FLOO DZONES.

THEY LIVE AND THRIVE IN YOUR BACKYARD --

IN PLACES LIKE YOUR PET BOWL, YOUR BIRD BATH, YOUR FLOWER POT.

TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY --

MAKE SURE THERE'S NO STANDING WATER NEAR YOUR HOUSE --

AND USE MOSQUITO REPELLANT ALL DAY LONG. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEW OPEN-CLIP


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HUMAN REMAINS FOLLOW-BNC-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A DEVELOPING SITUATION IN LEE COUNTY.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY HUMAN BONES FOUND OFF COLONIAL BOULEVARD -- NEAR THE FORUM.

THERE'S TWO BIG OBSTACLES FOR INVESTIGATORS --

THEY'RE BATTLING BRUSH AND SWAMP LAND.

MEANTIME --

DETECTIVES SAY -- IT'LL LIKELY TAKE MONTHS TO IDENTIFY THE PERSON -- SINCE THE REMAINS HAVE BEEN SITTING FOR SOME TIME. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN REMAINS FOLLOW-SOTVO


Mike Bartos

Works Near Scene

42:07 i don't know I think there is maybe some homeless people that wander through here every once and awhile 42:16 ummm thats one reason i am not surprised 42:23

AT THIS POINT INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVENT FOUND ANYTHING THAT WOULD SUGEST FOUL PLAY.

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WOMAN IN LAKE ID'D-trxVOTOPS


WE NOW KNOW WHO'S BODY WAS FOUND IN A SOUTH FORT MYERS LAKE YESTERDAY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY IT WAS 48 YEAR OLD LISA MARIE FOSTER, FROM FORT MYERS.

HER BODY WAS DISCOVERED AT COLLEGE POINT APARTMENTS, BUT SHE DIDN'T LIVE THERE.

DEPUTIES SAY THERE WAS NO FOUL PLAY.

THEY'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW SHE ENDED UP IN THE LAKE. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY ARREST-OTS-VO


NEW TONIGHT --

A FORT MYERS MAN WHO CRASHED HIS MINI-VAN ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY -- NOW FACES CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.

THE DRIVER -- HECTOR MATIAS -- WAS ARRESTED FOR NOT HAVING A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND CHILD NEGLECT.

HIS 4 YEAR OLD SON WAS NOT WEARING A SEAT BELT.

THE 33-YEAR-OLD VEERED INTO THE MEDIAN ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY THURSDAY --

FLIPPING HIS S-U-V.

TROOPERS SAY THEY FOUND HIS PREGNANT WIFE AND 4-YEAR-OLD SON LYING ON THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY ARREST-SOTVO


Brenda Hernandez/Child advocate, Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL

"This could happen to anybody and legally you need to have your child restrained. As parents, we're all responsible for the safety of our children."

BOND IS SET AT ONE-THOUSAND-DOLLARS FOR MATIAS.

TROOPERS SAY HE WAS NOT DRINKING. Return to index of stories...


CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-2SH-VO


BUT --

WHEN AN OFFICER THINKS YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING AND DRIVING --

THEY'LL USE A BREATHALYZER TO CHECK.

BUT WHAT DO THEY USE IF THEY THINK YOU WERE TEXTING BEHIND THE WHEEEL BEFORE A WRECK?

ABC-7 GOT AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDE LOOK AT TECHNOLOGY CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE USING.

AFTER OFFICERS GET A WARRANT TO CHECK YOUR PHONE -- THEY PLUG IT INTO THIS MACHINE.

IN JUST MINUTES --- YOUR TEXTS POP UP ON THEIR COMPUTER.

THEY KNOW WHAT DAY- TIME, DOWM TO THE SECOND YOU SENT THE TEXT. Return to index of stories...


CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-SOTVO


Jaclyn Fordham, Forensic Technician, CCPD

17:44-17:59 "it defiantly show a sequence of events. If we can't pin point the exact time a crash happened we can at least show minutes leading up to the crash.

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE ONLY LOCAL AGENCY WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY.

SINCE THE STATE MADE TEXTING-AND-DRIVING ILLEGAL - LEE COUNTY HAS ISSUED 49 TICKETS, COLLIER HAS ISSUED 11 AND CHARLOTTE HAS ISSUED 4. Return to index of stories...


HESS SKIMMING ALERT-OTS


WE WANT TO SHARE A WARNING TONIGHT FOR ANYONE WHO'S BEEN TO A HESS GAS STATION RECENTLY.

THE COMPANY TELLS ABC-7 --

THIEVES HAVE TRIED TO STEAL CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD NUMBERS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA STATIONS -- USING SO-CALLED "SKIMMER" DEVICES ON GAS PUMPS.

SPECIFICALLY --

IF YOU WENT TO THE HESS ON MCGREGOR DRIVE NEAR GLADIOLUS IN LEE COUTNY --

BEWARE.

LOOK FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES ON YOUR CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD STATEMENTS --

AND REPORT ANY MISSING STATEMENTS IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAKIN FOLO-WIPE-SSTOPS-VO


THIS COUPLE ACCUSED IN A LEHIGH ACRES BREAK-IN IS BEHIND BARS.

MARTHA HELTON TURNED HERSELF IN.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED VINCENT MONTILONGO.

WE SHOWED YOU THIS VIDEO EARLIER THIS WEEK.

THEY SMASHED THROUGH A WINDOW AT THE BACK OF A HOUSE --

AND STOLE A T-V, TOOLS AND AMMUNITION.

LITTLE DID THEY KNOW --

A CAMERA WAS RECORDING THEM. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 CANDIDATE FUNDS-2SH-CG(2)


WE ARE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION --

THE FIRST STEP IN FILLING TREY REDAL'S SEAT IN CONGRESS.

TONIGHT -- WE'RE GETTING A BETTER IDEA OF HOW THE FOUR REPUBLICANS CANDIDATES ARE SITTING FINANCIALLY.

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO AND CURT CLAWSON LEAD THE PACK.

CLAWSON LOANED HIS CAMPAIGN MORE THAN 2-POINT-6 MILLION IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THE YEAR.

HE RAISED MORE THAN 214-THOUSAND --

AND SPENT MORE THAN 2-POINT-2 MILLION DURING THAT SAME PERIOD.

BENACQUISTO RAISED MORE THAN 930-THOUSAND IN THE THREE MONTH REPORTING PERIOD.

HER CAMPAIGN SPENT A LITTLE MORE THAN 796-THOUSAND DOLLARS --

AND SHE LOANED HER CAMPAIGN 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 CANDIDATE FUNDS-CG(2)-OC


PAIGE KREEGEL RAISED MORE THAN 126-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND SPENT ABOUT 205-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE FORMER STATE REPRESENTATIVE GAVE HIS CAMPAIGN A 110-THOUSAND DOLLAR LOAN.

MICHAEL DREIKORN RAISED MORE THAN 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND SPENT ABOUT 15-THOUSAND.

HE LOANED HIS CAMPAIGN MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS FOR CANDIDATES WERE DUE TO THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION BY LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING-OTS


EARLY VOTING BEGINS TOMORROW IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL PRIMARY.

THERE ARE 7 POLLING LOCATIONS IN LEE COUNTY.

4 IN COLLIER.

WE HAVE THE COMPLETE LIST ON ABC-DASH-DOT-COM.

REMEMBER -- THIS IS A CLOSED ELECTION.

THAT MEANS ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICAN CAN VOTE

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IS APRIL 22ND. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT SCHOOL FUNDS-EBOX-VO


TODAY FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CAME TO FORT MYERS --

PRESENTING MONEY TO LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

SCOTT PRESENTED A CHECK AT ALLEN PARK ELEMENTARY.

FORTY LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE GETTING A CHUNK OF A THREE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLAR "SCHOOL RECOGNITION" PAYOUT.

SCHOOLS ARE ELIGIBLE IF THEY IMPROVE THEIR SCHOOL RANKING OR MAINTAIN AN "A" GRADE.

MONEY CAN BE USED FOR STAFF BONUSES, TO BUY NEW MATERIALS, OR TO HIRE MORE STAFF. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT SCHOOL FUNDS-SOTVO


DR NANCY GRAHAM/LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT 31;02 its a windfall i guess and it comes as the result of a whole lot of hard work and children's achievement improving 10

EMMA BECKNER/ALLEN PARK 2ND GRADER 29:26 it's exciting. i like to read so i like to see new books i can like to learn more about 32 and maybe this can help wit that? yeah 34

TOUGHER STANDARDS MEANT FEWER SCHOOLS ACROSS THE STATE QUALIFIED FOR MONEY COMPARED WITH LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-OTS


STARTING TOMORROW- SOME LEE COUNTY PARENTS CAN FIND OUT WHICH SCHOOL THEIR CHILDREN WILL GO TO NEXT YEAR.

THIS APPLIES TO FAMILIES WHO FILLED OUT THEIR OPEN ENROLLMENT FORMS ONLINE.

YOU'LL NEED THE SAME PIN NUMBER YOU USED TO ENROLL.

ONLY STUDENTS NEW TO THE DISTRICT OR ENTERING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL WERE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.

IF YOU FILLED OUT A PAPER FORM - YOUR ASSIGNMENT WILL BE MAILED OUT STARTING NEXT FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE---------


"I think this is going to be a tour bus versus a FedEx truck."

THE PICTURES ARE STUNNING.

THE ACCOUNTS -- CHILLING.

NEW TONIGHT -- ABC-7 HEARS FROM PASSENGERS RIDING THIS TOUR BUS.

HOW THEIR COLLEGE WENT TERRIBLY WRONG.

PLUS --

POSTING BOND AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY --

THAT'S WHAT PROSECUTORS SAY THIS MAN WILL DO -- AFTER CAUSING A DEADLY CRASH OUTSIDE A CENTRAL FLORIDA DAYCARE CENTER.

THE JUDGE'S DECISION ON REVOLKING HIS BOND.

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TZ1 CA BUS CRASH FOLO-SOTVO


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TZ1 FL DAYCARE CRASH FOLO-VOTOPS


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JIM MEMORIAL SERVICE-SSTOPS


THE ABC-7 FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR CONDOLENCES, REGARDING THE LOSS OF METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF.

HE PASSED AWAY THIS WEEK AFTER A BICYCLE CRASH.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TOMRORROW AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH, IN FORT MYERS.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY ASKS THAT DONATIONS BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM REIF.

TO DONATE, GO TO ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS CRASH LATEST-2SH-PUSH-VO


DEVELOPING TONIGHT AT 7:00 --

FIVE HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE DEAD AFTER A BUS CRASH IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THOSE STUDENTS WERE ON THEIR WAY TO A COLLEGE VISIT -- WHEN A FED-EX TRUCK CROSSED A MEDIAN, AND SLAMMED INTO THEIR TOUR BUS.

BOTH THE DRIVERS OF THE BUS AND FED-EX TRUCK WERE KILLED --

ALONG WITH THREE ADULT CHAPERONES.

AGAIN, PLUS FIVE STUDENTS.

MORE THAN 30 OTHERS WERE INJURED.

PANICKED STUDENTS BROKE WINDOWS IN THE BUS TO ESCAPE THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS CRASH LATEST-SOTVO


"all of a sudden kinda slammed together and I kinda just see black but there's fire at the front of the bus."

--BUTT SOT--

"just a ball of fire.a ball of fire, everybody screaming."

INVESTIGATORS WITH N-T-S-B ARE IN A RACE AGAINST TIME RIGHT NOW.

THEY LEFT WASHINGTON, BOUND FOR SACRAMENTO.

ONCE THERE -- THEY'LL PIECE TOGETHER THE CRASH AND WORK TO FIND OUT WHY THE TRUCK DRIVER CROSSED THE MEDIAN. Return to index of stories...


FL SCHOOL BUS FIRE-trxVOTOPS


MEANTIME --

ALONG FLORIDA'S EAST COAST, A SCHOOL BUS CAUGHT FIRE THIS MORNING.

THANKFULLY -- THERE WERE NO STUDENTS ON BOARD.

THE BUS DRIVER SAID HE WAS HEADING TO PICK UP HIS FIRST GROUP OF STUDENTS WHEN THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, AND HE SMELLED SMOKE.

THE DRIVER PULLED TO THE SIDE OF I-95, AND THE ENGINE QUICKLY BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAID THE BUS WAS INSPECTED LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-OTS-SOTVO


THE MAN AUTHORITIES SAY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A DEADLY DAYCARE HIT AND RUN CRASH -- MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT, TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO-OC


"I have a witness here, a trooper that can testify he's a flight risk. And that, um, he has on good authority that this defendant is planning on once he posts bond to leave the country."

THE JUDGE SIDED WITH THE PROSECUTION -- MEANING, CORCHADO WILL REMAIN BEHIND BARS UNTIL HIS NEXT DETENTION HEARING.

TROOPERS SAY CORCHADO CRASHED INTO A SEDAN, SENDING IT SMASHING INTO THE WALL OF A KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER.

HE WAS ON THE RUN FOR 24-HOURS.

A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL WAS KILLED --

AND 11-OTHERS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


YOU'VE SEEN THEM NEARLY EVERYWHERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

E-CIGARETTES ARE GROWING IN POPULARITY

BUT NOW -- THE NEW RISK SURFACING, INVOLVING E-CIGS AND YOUR KIDS.

PLUS --

THE DRIVER OF THIS B-M-W TESTED HIS LUCK -- AND IT QUICKLY RAN OUT.

WHY CREWS WERE FORCED TO ROUTE THIS FIRE HOUSE -- RIGHT THROUGH THIS CAR.

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TZ2 ECIGS LIQUID NICITINE-VOTOPS


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TZ2 BOSTON BMW FIRE HYDRANT-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was another pleasant and dry Friday across the area, with highs pushing back into the mid 80s. We'll see skies slowly clear out this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Overnight lows will again be cool, with temps in the low to mid 60s.

The warmup continues into the weekend. We'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for Saturday, with highs in the upper 80s.

The humidity begins to push back into the area on Sunday. Expect a touch more cloud cover as well with an isolated rain shower possible. Highs on Sunday will push into the upper 80s area wide.

We start the work week with more warmth and humidity. An isolated shower will remain possible Monday, with highs in the upper 80s.

Our next storm system rolls into the region on Tuesday. The system will bring plenty of clouds and scattered showers for Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

The system now looks to linger into midweek. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Wednesday, with a few rain showers possible. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 80s.

Brighter skies look to return to the region to close next week. Return to index of stories...


ECIGS LIQUID NICITINE-TC-VO


J-P -- THANKS.

AS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES BECOME MORE POPULAR, THERE'S A HEALTH WARNING OUT, TONIGHT.

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY -- THE NUMBER OF CASES INVOLVING CHILDREN SWALLOWING LIQUID NICOTINE, IS ON THE RISE.

EXPERTS SAY -- POISON CENTERS HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN CALLS ABOUT CHILDREN BEING EXPOSED TO THE LIQUID INSIDE OF E-CIGS.

CHILDREN WHO CONSUME E-LIQUIDS ARE AT RISK OF GETTING A SEIZURE OR DYING.

THE C-D-C SAYS -- TEENS CONSUME THE LIQUID TO TRY AND GET HIGH. Return to index of stories...


ECIGS LIQUID NICITINE-TC-FSCG


C-D-C ALSO SAYS -- E-LIQUID CONTAINERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE CHILD-PROOF.

IT COMES IN MANY FLAVORS THAT SMELL LIKE CANDY.

SO HERE'S SOME TIPS FOR HANDELING E-CIGS, IN A HOUSEHOLD WITH CHILDREN --

ALWAYS KEEP E-CIGS AND LIQUID NICOTINE AWAY FROM CHILDREN.

FOLLOW THE DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS.

PROTECT YOUR SKIN WHEN HANDLING LIQUID NICOTINE.

CALL A LOCAL POISON CENTER IF YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN EXPOSED. Return to index of stories...


HEARTBLEED PASSWORDS-trxVOTOPS


SECURITY EXPERTS ARE RECOMMENDING YOU CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS TONIGHT.

THIS COMES AFTER THE HEARTBLEED BUG WAS REVEALED EARLIER THIS WEEK.

RESEARCHERS SAY POTENTIAL HACKERS COULD EXPLOIT THE FLAW TO ACCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED IN COMPUTER MEMORY -- INCLUDING YOUR E-MAIL AND PASSWORDS.

MAJOR WEBSITES -- INCLUDING YAHOO, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE -- HAVE ALREADY TAKEN STEPS TO SECURE THEIR SITES. Return to index of stories...


SW OSHA APPEAL DENIED-OTS-VO


SEAWORLD HAS LOST ITS APPEAL AGAINST OSHA CITATIONS --

LOOKING TO RESTRICT INTERACTION BETWEEN TRAINERS AND KILLER WHALES.

OSHA ISSUED THE CITATIONS AFTER THE DEATH OF A VETERAN TRAINER IN 2010.

A KILLER WHALE DRAGGED HER INTO THE WATER AND KILLED HER IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO.

OSHA BELIEVES ITS BEST TO KEEP THEM BEHIND BARRIERS OR AT A SAFE DISTANCE FROM KILLER WHALES.

A U-S APPEALS COURT AGREED. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BMW FIRE HYDRANT-2SH-VO


WE ALL KNOW WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO PARK IN FRONT OF FIRE HYDRANTS.

OR DO WE?

SOME RISKY DRIVERS SAY -- WHAT'S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN -- GETTING TOWED?

WRONG.

THIS PICTURE IS GOING VIRAL TONIGHT.

FIREFIGHTERS IN BOSTON WERE FORCED TO SMASH THE WINDOWS OF THIS B-M-W -- AND FEED THE HOSE THROUGH THE CAR.

CREWS WERE RESPONDING TO A FIRE INVOLVING 3-APARTMENT HOMES -- AND THE CAR WAS BLOCKING THE HYDRANT. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON BMW FIRE HYDRANT-ONCAM


I'M SURE YOU'RE ALL WONDERING WHETHER THE DRIVER WAS TICKETED --

AND YES --

BOSTON POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED, THEY ARE MAILING A 1-HUNDRED DOLLAR TICKET TO THE OWNER OF THAT B-M-W -- FOR PARKING IN FRONT OF A FIRE HYDRANT. Return to index of stories...


SUPERBOAT RACES KICKOFF-OTS-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE PACKING INTO DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA FOR A PARADE TO KICKOFF THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RACE ON MANASOTA KEY.

EVENT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY SOLD DOZENS OF TICKETS TO PEOPLE FLYING IN FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY TO WATCH THE RACES THIS WEEKEND.

THIS IS THE FIRST EVER SUPER BOAT RACE FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND THE LARGEST EVENT TO EVER COME TO ENGLEWOOD. Return to index of stories...


SUPERBOAT RACES KICKOFF-SOTVO


Jill Ferguson, volunteer "I have the chills! I'm ready for it to go!"

Doug Buck "Oh man, fired up! Can't wait for it to start."

Miranda Field, VIP tent co-chair:05-10 "You can't even imagine! We've been working on this for the last year and now we're like, it is what it is!"

RIGHT NOW --

WEST MARION AVENUE IN PUNTA GORDA BETWEEN U.S. 41 NORTH AND SOUTH IS CLOSED.

TAYLOR STREET BETWEEN MARION AVENUE AND WEST VIRGINIA ARE ALSO CLOSED FOR A PUBLIC DISPLAY OF THE BOATS.

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COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


FGCU GETTING WORD TODAY THEY WILL BE WITHOUT DAJUAN GRAF AND ERIC MCKNIGHT NEXT SEASON -- WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHY -- AND ---

THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES -- ARE ABOUT 10 MINUTES AWAY FROM THEIR MATCHUP WITH READING -- WIN AND HOPE FOR SOME HELP -- THAT'S THE PLAN FOR THE NEXT 2 DAYS -- THAT AND MORE AHEAD IN SPORTS --- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) TED CRUZ-VOTOPS-WIPE


TONIGHT ON A-B-C 7 NEWS AT 11 -- A REPUBLICAN PARTY BIG SHOT IS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT CONGRESSMAN TED CRUZ IS DOING ON THE CAMPUS OF AVE MARIA.

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11PM TZ2) SEXTING BUST-VOTOPS


NAKED PICTURES - SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MESSAGES -- ALL ON THEIR CELL PHONES.

TONIGHT AT 11 - FIND OUT WHY SEVERAL **8TH GRADERS MAY BE FACING CHARGES FOR USING APPS ON THEIR CELL PHONES INAPPROPRIATELY. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FGCU TRANSFERS-ON CAM


THE FGCU MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT NEXT SEASON -- THE EAGLES LOSING TWO KEY CONTRIBUTORS OFF OF THEIR TEAM THAT WON 22 GAMES THIS PAST WINTER AND MADE THE POSTSEASON FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR --- Return to index of stories...


FGCU TRANSFERS-VOTOPS-WIPE


DAJUAN GRAF WILL TRANSFER CLOSER TO HIS HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA -- HE REALLY CAME ON AT THE GUARD SPOT FOR THE EAGLES DOWN THE STRETCH -- PLAYING IN ALL 35 GAMES FOR JOE DOOLEY -- AVERAGING 5 POINTS EACH NIGHT -- ERIC MCKNIGHT -- ONE OF THEIR GUYS IN THE POST WILL LOOK TO PLAY PRO BALL SOMEWHERE -- MCKNIGHT AVERAGED 7 POINTS AND 5 REBOUNDS A CONTEST -- AND FEELS HIS GAME SO EXCEL IN A DIFFERENT SETTING --- Return to index of stories...


FGCU TRANSFERS-SOTTOPS


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EVERBLADES HOCKEY-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES MADE A STATEMENT WEDNESDAY NIGHT -- TAKING DOWN READING 3 TO 2 IN A SHOOTOUT -- AND GAINING 2 MORE POINTS -- 2 GAMES LEFT ON THE SCHEDULE INCLUDING'S TONIGHT TILT AT GERMAIN ARENA -- BLADES KNOW THEY HAVE TO LEAVE IT ALL OUT ON THE ICE TO KEEP THE PLAYOFF STREAK ALIVE ----

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EVERBLADES HOCKEY-SOT-WIPE


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EVERBLADES HOCKEY-CGTOPS


A LOOK AT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS EVENING'S GAME -- BLADES NEED TO WIN THEIR FINAL 2 GAMES -- GET TO 84 POINTS -- AND HAVE FORT WAYNE FALL IN THEIR FINAL 2 -- SHOULD BE AN INTERESTING RACE -- AND AGAIN THEY HAVE NEVER MISSED THE PLAYOFFS IN THEIR EXSISTENCE --- Return to index of stories...


MASTERS 2ND ROUND-ON CAM


AFTER ONE DAY OF THE MASTERS -- BILL HAAS THE LEADER WITH A 4 UNDER -- 68 -- BUT ALL DAY LONG PLENTY OF MOVEMENT AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL -- AS THE GUYS MAKE A PUSH TOWARD THE WEEKEND LEADERBOARD --- Return to index of stories...


MASTERS 2ND ROUND-CGTOPS-WIPE


THE 2012 MASTERS CHAMP BUBBA WATSON -- 3 UNDER ON THURSDAY -- 4 UNDER TODAY -- HE IS IN CONTROL THROUGH 2 ROUNDS AT 7 UNDER PAR --- AND A HOST OF OTHERS AT 3 UNDER --

THIS GO AROUND -- WATSON FEELS THE PRESSURE IS OFF OF HIM -- AND HE'S PLAYING A LOT MORE FREE --- Return to index of stories...


MASTERS 2ND ROUND-SOT-WIPE


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FSU SPRING GAME-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE NATIONAL CHAMPION FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES WILL HAVE THEIR GARNET AND GOLD GAME TOMORROW AT 3PM -- HEISMAN WINNER JAMEIS WINSTON WHO HAS BEEN PLAYING BASEBALL ALL SPRING WILL PARTCIPATE AND HAVE LOTS OF NEW TARGETS AROUND HIM -- A NUMBER OF GUYS HAVE DECLARED FOR THE NFL DRAFT -- BUT PLENTY WAITING IN THE WINGS TO SHOW THEIR STUFF -- AND THAT'S SPORTS ---- Return to index of stories...


MLB SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS


A LOOK AT THE MLB GAMES AHEAD -- THE RIVALRY BETWEEN THE RED SOX AND YANKEES BEGINS AT 7:05 TONIGHT -- RAYS WITH AN INTERLEAGUE SERIES IN THE QUEEN CITY -- AND MINNESOTA STILL IN SEARCH OF THEIR 1ST WIN AT TARGET FIELD -- THEY BATTLE KANSAS CITY AT 8:10PM --- THAT'S SPORTS --- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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