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KEY LIST TZ3 B) EARTH DAY-VOTOPS
NEWS OPEN-CLIP NEWS OPEN-CLIP
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER
HL1) HESS SKIMMERS-SOTVO-WIPE TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX
HL2) MOSQUITOS-SOTVO-WIPE TS 1) SECURITY BREACH AT HESS-VOTOPS
HL3) SEXTING-VOTOPS TS 2) DAYCARE HIT AND RUN CRASH-VOTOPS
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP TS 3) CAR INTO CNAL-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP WEATHER-WX CTR
CAR INTO CANAL-VO-SS CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM
MISSING PERSON CAPE CORAL-TRX-SSTOPS CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-PKG
BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP
HESS SKIMMERS-SOTVO WIPE MISSING PLANE-VO-WIPE
HESS SKIMMERS-SOTVO BNR MISSING PLANE-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP SEBELIUS RESIGNATION-TRXSOTVO-TOPS
INMATE DEAD-MAP SEBELIUS RESIGNATION-SOTVO
CALI CRASH-VO-ONCAM WILL AND KATE RACE-NATSVO
FL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-OTS-SOTVO WILL AND KATE RACE-SOTVO
FL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO THINGS TO DO-CLIP
ALLIGATOR ALLEY ARREST-SS-VO SUPERBOAT RACES-BNC VO-SS
ALLIGATOR ALLEY ARREST-SOTVO TRASH BASH-SSTOPS
HUMAN REMAINS FOLLOW-BNC-VO INDIA FEST-BNC-SS
WOMAN IN LAKE ID'D-trxVOTOPS SAFE KIDS DAY-SSTOPS
LEHIGH BREAKIN FOLO-WIPE-SSTOPS-VO EARTH DAY-SSTOPS
FORT HOOD TAMPA SOLDIERS-VO SFM EASTER EGG HUNT-BNC-SS
TED CRUZ IN NAPLES-VO CAPE BIKE NIGHT-VOTOPS
LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLES-VOWIPE TEE UP FOR KIDS-BNC-CG
LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLES-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
LEE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-VO TEASE FOUR---
EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY-SS-BNR TZ4 A) MONEKY MAT-SOTVO
NDN EARLY VOTING NUMBERS-CG TZ4 B) SWIM HOLDUP-VOTOPS
DISTRICT 19 FORUM-CG LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG
TRAFFIC ALERT CLIP-CLIP STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
MIDPOINT BRIDGE OF KINDNESS-NAVITOPS MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
JIM RIEF SERVICES-SS MAIN WEATHER
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP JIM RIEF OBITUARY-POP
TEASE ONE--- JIM RIEF OBITUARY-PKG
TZ1 A) MOSQUITOES-SOTVO JIM RIEF OBITUARY-SSTOPS-ONCAM
TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOT JIM RIEF OBITUARY 2-POP
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS JIM RIEF OBITUARY 2-PKG
WEATHER JIM RIEF OBITUARY 2-SSTOPS-ONCAM
SPORTS PKG-PKG NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP
CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-TC-VO BABY MAT BUSINESS-TC MON VO
CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO BABY MAT BUSINESS-PKG
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP NEW CHICK OPTIONS-OTS VO
TEASE TWO--- ATM CARD THEFT-VO
TZ2 A) TEXTING AND DRIVING-SOTVO MIDDLE SCHOOL SEXTING BURST-VOWIPE
TZ2 B) HEARTBLEED-VOTOPS MIDDLE SCHOOL SEXTING BURST-SOTVO
CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-VO-WIPE TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-SOTVO TS1) CAR INTO CANAL-VOTOPS
FAST DRIVERS-TCMON-WIPE TS2) HESS SECURITY-VOTOPS
FAST DRIVERS-SOTVO TS3) MISSING PERSON-SSTOPS
HEARTBLEED PASSWORDS-trxVOTOPS FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
TEASE THREE---- END TIME


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) HESS SKIMMERS-SOTVO-WIPE


:15:49 i wont be the only one- it will happen to a lot more.:02

A MAJOR GAS STATION CHAIN FALLS VICTIM TO SKIMMERS,

SUBJECTING CUSTOMERS TO CREDIT CARD HACKS!

WHERE IT'S HAPPENING AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STAY SAFE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MOSQUITOS-SOTVO-WIPE


00:57-1:02

before we know its here it could already be in a couple of people

IT CAUSES PAIN THAT CAN LAST FOR MONTHS,

AND IS SO INFECTIOUS ANYONE CAN BECOME A VICTIM.

THIS MORNING-

WE HAVE THE TIPS YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) SEXTING-VOTOPS


AND SEXTING HITS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!

HEAR FROM PARENTS TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE DANGER OF THE TREND TO THEIR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


After a couple of nights in the 50s, our afternoons saw quite a warm up with daytime highs back in the 80s. Our weekend will stay nice and mainly dry, with very warm temperatures with rain back in the forecast by next Tuesday.

Our morning will get off to a mostly sunny start with temperatures remaining comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Through the day, a few clouds will mix in with our sunshine from time to time, keeping our skies partly sunny today. Afternoon highs will continue to be very warm as they top out in the middle to upper 80s. A late day seabreeze will keep our beaches and coastal areas slightly cooler.

As high pressure remains to the east, it will keep our weather mainly dry through Sunday, however a few isolated showers will be possible along the seabreeze. A warm southerly wind will allow more humidity to move back into the area leading to a few more clouds during the day. Highs will also be very toasty as they climb into the middle to upper 80s. For the start of the week, expect a mix of sun and clouds and the possibility of a few late day showers. A cold front will move down the peninsula on Tuesday bringing increased cloud cover and the chance for showers and a few storms. For the rest of the week, daytime highs will remain in the 80s with lows in the 60s. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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CAR INTO CANAL-VO-SS


WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US THIS MORNING.

GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

I'M JOELLE PARKS.

A DRIVER AND ONLY OCCUPANT OF A 1984 FORD MUSTANG,

DROVE INTO A CANAL IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS HAPPENED ON SUNSHINE BOULEVARD OVERNIGHT.

THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE CAR AND SWIM OUT OF THE CANAL.

THAT'S WHERE LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE WAITING FOR HIM.

DEPUTIES ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT ON ALBANY AVENUE-

WHERE A DRIVER OF THE SAME VEHICLE ALLEGEDLY PULLED A GUN ON HIS NEIGHBOR.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO BRING YOU UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PERSON CAPE CORAL-TRX-SSTOPS


ALSO NEW THIS MORNING-

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP FINDING THIS MAN.

65-YEAR-OLD DAVID SIWARSKI WAS LAST SEEN AT HIS RESIDENCE ON SOUTHEAST 27TH STREET AROUND 6 P-M LAST NIGHT.

HE WENT ON A WALK AND NEVER RETURNED.

SIWARSKI SUFFERS FROM A BRAIN CONDITION THAT IMPACTS HIS MENTAL FUNCTION.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHERABOUTS IS ASKED TO CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY CLIP-CLIP


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HESS SKIMMERS-SOTVO WIPE


IT'S OUR BIG STORY THIS MORNING ON ABC-7.

THERE'S A POSSIBLE SECURITY BREACH AT A POPULAR GAS STATION IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

AND IT COULD IMPACT YOUR WALLET.

Rose Mills

Hess Customer

:14:23 oh my god! my credit card! my money. oh my gosh this is crazy.:04

THE SCAM IS TARGETING CUSTOMERS AT HESS GAS STATIONS ACROSS THE STATE.

A TOTAL OF 16 HESS STATIONS ARE INVOLVED --

INCLUDING THE ONE NEAR MCGREGOR AND IONA ROAD ON THE WAY TO FORT MYERS BEACH.

THE BREACH HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT ABOUT 7-30 ON PUMPS ONE AND EIGHT.

THE SCAMMERS ATTACHING SKIMMERS TO THE PUMP --

AND STEAL YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

ABC-7 TALKS WITH A VICTIM.

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HESS SKIMMERS-SOTVO BNR


Miguel Calderone, Possible Hess Breach Victim

:15:12 Well its been a nightmare really!

:15:49 i wont be the only one- it will happen to a lot more.

:02

HESS OFFICIALS SAY THERE'S NO WAY TO KNOW HOW LONG THE DEVICES WERE ON THE PUMPS-- OR HOW MANY CUSTOMERS ARE AT RISK.

BUT IF YOU GOT GAS THERE RECENTLY CALL YOUR BANK IMMEDIATELY.

WE HAVE A LIST OF ALL THE HESS STATIONS INVOLVED IN FLORIDA --

ON OUR WEBSITE, A-B-C-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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INMATE DEAD-MAP


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INMATE IS DEAD THIS MORNING --

AND ABC-7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

IT HAPPENED HERE-

AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE.

AUTHORITIES WON'T SAY MUCH --

OTHER THAN CONFIRMING THIS INMATE IS DEAD.

F-D-L-E IS INVESTIGATING.

STAY WITH A-B-C 7 --

AS WE WORK TO UNCOVER MORE. Return to index of stories...


CALI CRASH-VO-ONCAM


THE SIGHT IS ASTONISHING-

THIS MORNING-

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE VICTIMS OF THAT DEADLY BUS CRASH IN CALIFORNIA.

AMONG THE TEN PEOPLE KILLED - A LOS ANGELES COUPLE RECENTLY ENGAGED IN PARIS.

THE TWO WERE CHAPERONES ON THE BUS CARRYING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY WHEN IT WAS HIT BY A FEDEX TRUCK HEAD ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE THEY KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.

COMING UP IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR-

HEAR FROM THE SURVIVORS-

WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS UNTHINKABLE TRAGEDY. 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 ON FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


FL DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO


"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.

A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL WAS KILLED --

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


ALLIGATOR ALLEY ARREST-SS-VO


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...


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.

AT THIS POINT INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVENT FOUND ANYTHING THAT WOULD SUGEST FOUL PLAY. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN IN LAKE ID'D-trxVOTOPS


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

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...


LEHIGH BREAKIN FOLO-WIPE-SSTOPS-VO


THIS COUPLE ACCUSED IN A LEHIGH ACRES BREAK-IS WAKING UP IN JAIL.

MARTHA HELTON TURNED HERSELF IN.

DEPUTIES TRACKED DOWN 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...


FORT HOOD TAMPA SOLDIERS-VO


THE BODIES OF TWO OF THE SOLDIERS KILLED LAST WEEK AT FORT HOOD ARE BACK IN TAMPA.

STAFF SGT CARLOS RODRIGUEZ AND SGT. FIRST CLASS DANIEL FERGUSON'S BODIES ARRIVED FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

BOTH WERE GIVEN PRIVATE TRANSFER CEREMONIES ON THE AIRPORT TARMAC.

THE TWO MEN WERE KILLED WHEN ARMY SPECIALIST IVAN LOPEZ OPENED FIRE KILLING THREE AND INJURING 18.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR FERGUSON WILL BE HELD TODAY.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVEN'T BEEN FINALIZED FOR RODRIGUEZ. Return to index of stories...


TED CRUZ IN NAPLES-VO


ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND MOST CONTROVERSIAL U-S SENATORS --

CAME TO NAPLES BEFORE A SOLD-OUT CROWD.

REPUBLICAN TED CRUZ SPOKE AT AN EVENT SPONSORED BY THE AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE SENATOR IS KNOWN AS A FIGHTER FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES.

A FORMER LAWYER HIMSELF --

CRUZ COMMENDED THE LAW SCHOOL --

FOR SUING THE OBAMA ADMINSTRATION OVER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT'S BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE.

CRUZ WOULD NOT GIVE A *YES* OR *NO* ON IF HE'LL RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 20-16. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLES-VOWIPE


LEE COUNTY TEACHERS LEFT THE CLASSROOM TO CELEBRATE THEIR WORK!

SIX OF THE BEST WERE FORMALLY RECOGNIZED AS GOLDEN APPLE WINNERS.

THE AWARD HIGHLIGHTS EXCEPTIONAL TEACHERS IN THE DISTRICT --

AND THEY WERE SPOTLIGHTED AT A BANQUET.

BUT ALL SIX DEFLECTED THAT SPOTLIGHT --

THANKING THEIR STUDENTS AND PEERS FOR THEIR SUCCESS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLES-SOTVO


10:42:03 they're phenomenal teachers and I'm just privileged once again just to be among the few teachers who have had the opportunity to be a golden apple. 10:42:14

TEACHERS OF DISTINCTION AND GOLDEN APPLE FINALISTS WERE ALSO HONORED TONIGHT.

THIS IS THE 27TH YEAR THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS AWARDED THE GOLDEN APPLES. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-VO


STARTING TODAY - 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.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE - A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN.

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...


EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY-SS-BNR


EARLY VOTING BEGINS FOR REPUBLICANS WHO WANT TO CAST A BALLOT IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR CONGRESS.

FOUR PEOPLE ARE RUNNING IN THIS HOTLY CONTESTED RACE FOR THE 19TH DISTRICT.

THIS IS A 'CLOSED ELECTION' - MEANING ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS CAN VOTE.

THE PRIMARY TAKES PLACE APRIL 22ND.

ELEVEN LOCATIONS WILL BE OPEN FOR VOTING TOMORROW IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

WE HAVE A LIST OF THE POLLING SITES ON OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NDN EARLY VOTING NUMBERS-CG


VOTER TURNOUT IS ALREADY UP FOR THIS ELECTION.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS,

THOUSANDS OF REPUBLICANS HAVE TURNED IN MAIL BALOTS FOR THIS ELECTION.

AS OF FRIDAY- 8 THOUSAND 78 BALLOTS WERE RETURNED IN COLLIER COUNTY,

AND 21-THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED AND 79 IN LEE. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 FORUM-CG


AND ABC-7 WANTS TO TELL YOU ABOUT A CANDIDATE FORUM THAT'S HAPPENING TODAY-

IT'S AT THE ESTERO RECREATION CENTER ON CORKSCREW ROAD.

ALL THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WILL PARTICIPATE.

DOORS OPEN AT 2:00 P-M.

THE FORUM BEGINS AT 2:30. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT CLIP-CLIP


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MIDPOINT BRIDGE OF KINDNESS-NAVITOPS


IF YOU'RE HEADED TO CAPE CORAL TODAY- BE PREPARED FOR A PLEASANT SURPRISE.

STARTING AT 1 O'CLOCK ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE,

STUDENTS AND BUSINESSES FROM THE CAPE WILL BE AT THE TOLL BOOTH DOLING OUT RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS.

THEY'RE COMING TOGETHER TO GIVE STRANGERS TIME, MONEY AND LOVE WITH THE MESSAGE TO PAY IT FORWARD.

A CAPE HIGH SOPHOMORE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TODAY'S EVENT. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF SERVICES-SS


ABC-7 WANTS TO THANK YOU. FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PRAYERS.

AS WE REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE, THE LIFE OF METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF.

JIM DIED MONDAY FROM HEAD INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TODAY AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE SERVICE IS FROM TEN TO NOON.

YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS -- JIM'S FAMILY ASKS THAT YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---


7:51-55 its a whole new problem for mosquito control that we're really not

geared up to handle."

A DANGEROUS DISEASE IS SPREADING- COULD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BE NEXT?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOSQUITOES RESPONSIBLE FOR INFECTING PEOPLE.

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TZ1 A) MOSQUITOES-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) SPORTS-SOT


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER


After a couple of nights in the 50s, our afternoons saw quite a warm up with daytime highs back in the 80s. Our weekend will stay nice and mainly dry, with very warm temperatures with rain back in the forecast by next Tuesday.

Our morning will get off to a mostly sunny start with temperatures remaining comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Through the day, a few clouds will mix in with our sunshine from time to time, keeping our skies partly sunny today. Afternoon highs will continue to be very warm as they top out in the middle to upper 80s. A late day seabreeze will keep our beaches and coastal areas slightly cooler.

As high pressure remains to the east, it will keep our weather mainly dry through Sunday, however a few isolated showers will be possible along the seabreeze. A warm southerly wind will allow more humidity to move back into the area leading to a few more clouds during the day. Highs will also be very toasty as they climb into the middle to upper 80s. For the start of the week, expect a mix of sun and clouds and the possibility of a few late day showers. A cold front will move down the peninsula on Tuesday bringing increased cloud cover and the chance for showers and a few storms. For the rest of the week, daytime highs will remain in the 80s with lows in the 60s. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


BESIDES WINNING THE KELLY CUP BACK IN 2012 -- THIS WEEKEND MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE FOR THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES TO KEEP THE PLAYOFF STREAK ALIVE AT 15 YEARS IN A ROW --- BLADES HOME FOR 1ST PLACE READING ---

THE BLADES NEEDED A WIN OVER THE ROYALS AND A FORT WAYNE LOSS TONIGHT TO KEEP THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE.

GEOFF WALKER DID HIS PART. THIS GOAL IN THE FIRST FROM WALKER TIED THINGS AT ONE.

THEN IN THE SECOND. BLADES ON THE POWER PLAY. WALKER WITH A SNIPER SHOT INTO THE CORNER OF THE NET. 2-1 BLADES.

THREE MINUTES LATER. WALKER PICKS THE OTHER CORNER. HE HAD THE HAT TRICK. BLADES WIN, 3-2.

BLADES DID THEIR PART -- FORT WAYNE DID NOT -- THE KOMETS DEFEAT EVANSVILLE 4 TO 3 -- AND WITH THAT LOCK UP THE 8TH AND FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT IN THE EASTERN DIVISION -- BLADES WILL MISS THE POSTSEASON FOR THE 1ST TIME EVER ---

BILL HAAS THE LEADER AFTER 1 DAY OF THE MASTERS -- THIS AFTERNOON -- THINGS CHANGING UP A BIT -- AND A FORMER CHAMPION -- HAVING A BACK 9 TO REMEMBER ---

THE GUY I AM TALKING ABOUT -- BUBBA WATSON -- ON THE 12TH HOLE -- CHECK OUT THIS APPROACH -- STICKS IT WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE CUP -- HE WILL BIRDIE THAT --

AND THEN PERHAPS THE PUTT OF THE DAY BY WATSON -- LOOK AT THE BREAK -- PERFECT READ -- THAT'S IN -- HE WOULD BIRDIE 5 STRAIGHT ON THE BACK 9 TODAY -- AND HE IS THE CLUBHOUSE LEADER AT 7 UNDER PAR ----

WATSON HAS A 3 STROKE LEAD OVER 2ND PLACE JOHN SEN-DEN GOING INTO SATURDAY -- PHIL MICKELSON -- DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT FOR THE WEEKEND -- PLAY RESUMES TOMORROW MORNING FROM GEORGIA --

LEBRON AND THE HEAT -- A HUGE SHOWDOWN WITH INDIANA THIS EVENING --

THE KING -- UP TO THE CHALLENGE TONIGHT -- IN THE CORNER -- 3 IS UP -- AND 3 IS GOOD -- HEAT WITH AN EARLY LEAD --

2ND HALF THEY EXTENDED IT MORE -- AS JAMES -- IN THE LANE -- THE PRETTY JUMPER -- MIAMI A WINNER BY 12 -- 98 TO 86 -- LBJ GOES FOR 36 ON THE EVENING -- HEAT IN CONTROL OF 1ST PLACE IN THE EASTERN DIVISION ---

DAJUAN GRAF WILL TRANSFER CLOSER TO HIS HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA -- HE REALLY CAME ON 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 -- HE LOOKS TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH FAMILY AND THEN MAKE A DECISION AFTER THAT

RED SOX AND YANKS FROM THE BRONX -- YANKEES AHEAD 1-0 IN THE 6TH INNING -- JONNY GOMES -- CHANGING THAT UP -- A BIG BLAST TO LEFT FIELD AND OUT -- TIES THE BALLGAME AT 1 -- BOSTON ADDS 3 MORE -- AND THEY GET THE ROAD WIN IN THE BIG APPLE -- 4 TO 2 ---

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CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-TC-VO


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 FRIDAY --

DISCUSSING WAYS TO COMBAT THE DISEASE.

RIGHT NOW --

ITS JUST RAMPANT IN THE CARRIBEAN.

ONE CASE HAS BEEN REPORTED IN LEE COUNTY,

BUT IT'S FROM A VACATIONER WHO WAS HERE BRIEFLY AND HAS SINCE LEFT. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO


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 FLOOD ZONES.

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...


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TEASE TWO---


Jaclyn Fordham, Forensic Technician, CCPD

7:13-7:17 "I'll be able to see pretty much everything on here phone including deleted data. "

IF YOU TEXT AND DRIVE- YOU WILL GET CAUGHT.

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT HELPS POLICE TRACK DOWN YOUR RECORDS.

WHO HAS IT- AND WHO DOESN'T.

IT'S TAKING YOUR PASSWORDS. IN A PAINFUL WAY!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HEARTBLEED BUG. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) TEXTING AND DRIVING-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) HEARTBLEED-VOTOPS


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CCPD TEXTING & DRIVING-VO-WIPE


DO YOU EVER WONDER-

WHAT POLICE USE-

TO PROVE THAT YOU WERE TEXTING BEHIND THE WHEEL?

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...


FAST DRIVERS-TCMON-WIPE


FLORIDA IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO HAVING THE FASTEST INTERSTATES EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

A HOUSE COMMITTEE VOTED TODAY TO APPROVE A MEASURE THAT COULD PUSH SPEEDS ON SOME STATE HIGHWAYS FROM 70 TO 75 MILES AN HOUR.

SUPPORTERS SAY PEOPLE ALREADY GO FASTER THAN THE SPEED LIMIT.

CRITICS WARN OF MORE CRASHES IF LIMITS ARE RAISED ABOVE 70. Return to index of stories...


FAST DRIVERS-SOTVO


Sot: Lee Moffitt, AAA Auto Club South

"An increase to 75 mph means those drivers are going to push it even more, and the norm will be 80 or more on the highways in the state."

FLORIDA'S D-O-T SECRETARY SAYS HIS AGENCY - WHICH DIDN'T REQUEST THE BILL - WOULD DO SPEED STUDIES IN SELECT AREAS WHERE CONDITIONS MAY WARRANT AN INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


HEARTBLEED PASSWORDS-trxVOTOPS


SECURITY EXPERTS ARE RECOMMENDING YOU CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS.

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...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE----


joelle tz wz for day ahead and palm sunday

GET READY FOR EARTH DAY!

DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TODAY!

IF YOU WANT TO HELP CLEAN UP YOUR COMMUNITY- WE CAN HELP YOU OUT!

WHERE YOU CAN GO! Return to index of stories...


TZ3 B) EARTH DAY-VOTOPS


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TOP STORIES-T-ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING-

LET'S RUN DOWN YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

THERE'S A POSSIBLE SECURITY BREACH AT A POPULAR GAS STATION IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

THE HESS GAS STATION ON MCHREGOR AN IONA BELIEVES SCAMMERS WERE ATTACHING SKIMMERS TO THE PUMP --

STEALING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

WE HAVE A LIST OF ALL THE GAS STATIONS IMPACTED IN FLORIDA ON OUR WEBSITE.

THE MAN AUTHORITIES SAY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A DEADLY DAYCARE HIT AND RUN CRASH

WILL REMAIN BEHIND BARS UNTIL HIS NEXT DETENTION HEARING.

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

A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL WAS KILLED --

AND 11-OTHERS INJURED.

A DRIVER AND ONLY OCCUPANT OF A 1984 FORD MUSTANG,

DROVE INTO A CANAL IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS HAPPENED ON SUNSHINE BOULEVARD OVERNIGHT.

THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE CAR AND SWIM OUT OF THE CANAL.

DEPUTIES ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT ON ALBANY AVENUE-

WHERE A DRIVER OF THE SAME VEHICLE ALLEGEDLY PULLED A GUN ON HIS NEIGHBOR.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO BRING YOU UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS 1) SECURITY BREACH AT HESS-VOTOPS


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TS 2) DAYCARE HIT AND RUN CRASH-VOTOPS


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TS 3) CAR INTO CNAL-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


After a couple of nights in the 50s, our afternoons saw quite a warm up with daytime highs back in the 80s. Our weekend will stay nice and mainly dry, with very warm temperatures with rain back in the forecast by next Tuesday.

Our morning will get off to a mostly sunny start with temperatures remaining comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Through the day, a few clouds will mix in with our sunshine from time to time, keeping our skies partly sunny today. Afternoon highs will continue to be very warm as they top out in the middle to upper 80s. A late day seabreeze will keep our beaches and coastal areas slightly cooler.

As high pressure remains to the east, it will keep our weather mainly dry through Sunday, however a few isolated showers will be possible along the seabreeze. A warm southerly wind will allow more humidity to move back into the area leading to a few more clouds during the day. Highs will also be very toasty as they climb into the middle to upper 80s. For the start of the week, expect a mix of sun and clouds and the possibility of a few late day showers. A cold front will move down the peninsula on Tuesday bringing increased cloud cover and the chance for showers and a few storms. For the rest of the week, daytime highs will remain in the 80s with lows in the 60s. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-TRX-VOTOPS-EANIBOX-ONCAM


THE PICTURES ARE DISTURBING--

AUTHORITIES IN CALIFORNIA SAY IT COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE THEY GET TO THE

BOTTOM OF THURSDAYS TERRIBLE HIGHWAY ACCIDENT.

TEN PEOPLE -- FIVE OF THEM HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS -- WERE KILLED WHEN A TOUR

BUS AND A FED-EX BIG-RIG COLLIDED HEAD-ON.

MORE THAN THIRTY OTHERS WERE INJURED.

THE BUS WAS CARRYING TEENAGERS FROM LOS ANGELES TO A COLLEGE CAMPUS --

WHICH HELD THE PROMISE OF MAKING SOME OF THEM THE FIRST IN THEIR FAMILIES TO GO BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL.

ABC'S MARY BRUCE REPORTS FROM THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE SCORCHED METAL SKELETONS OF THE VEHICLES GAVE UP NO CLUES ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED IN A FEW TERRIBLE MINUTES ON THIS CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY.

THE WRECKAGE WAS LOADED ONTO A FLATBED AND REMOVED FROM THE ACCIDENT SCENE

.

THIS HOME VIDEO SHOWS THE RAGING INFERNO THAT FOLLOWED THE COLLISION --

ENGULFING BOTH VEHICLES IN DEADLY FLAMES.

MOST OF THE THOSE WHO DIED WERE ON THE THE BUS.

sot

Harley Hoyt

Survivor

"All of a sudden,. people started screaming, there's all this commotion,

like, what, and I look up and, as I look up, the bus driver slams on the

brakes and it's like this loud screeching noise. I'll never forget it, and

then within a split second, boom, the smoke was like filling the bus and

everything. The FedEx truck was on fire."

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD HARLEY HOYT SMASHED THRU AN EMERGENCY WINDOW ON THE BUS

TO ESCAPE WITH HIS LIFE.

sot

Harley Hoyt

Survivor

"Everyone just started running out, like, I guess people didn't even make

it, probably inhaled too much smoke."

COLUMNS OF THE INJURED HAD TO BE HELPED AWAY FROM THE SCENE OF WRECK.

TEN DIED IN THE CHAOS OF FIRE AND SMOKE.

THE BADLY BURNED BODIES WILL HINDER IDENTIFICATION.

sot

Undersheriff Richard Warren

Glenn County, Calif

"We will be getting medical records, dental records and whatever we can so

we can positively ID those who have perished in this tragedy."

INVESTIGATORS HAVE YET TO FIND OUT JUST WHAT HAPPENED.

sot

Mark Rosekind

NTSB

"We're gonna be looking a lot of factors related to the human. That's

everythIng from training to their medical conditions. Their work-rest

schedule over at least the last seventy-two hours."

IT WAS A HEART-BREAKING END TO WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A RIDE TO A BETTER

FUTURE --

MARY BRUCE ON CAMERA:

-- PUTTING LOW-INCOME TEENS ON THE ROAD TO COLLEGE -- AND TO SUCCESS.

MARY BRUCE, ABC NEWS, ORLAND, CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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MISSING PLANE-VO-WIPE


OFFICIALS SAY A SOUND PICKED UP BY A BUOY THIS WEEK PROBABLY DIDN'T COME FROM AN AIRCRAFT BLACK BOX.

THE SEARCH IS STILL ON FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES PLANE.

THAT DISAPEARED LAST MONTH.

FOUR OTHER SIGNALS THAT WERE JUDGED EARLIER TO BE CONSISTENT WITH A BLACK BOX HAVE HELPED DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE SEARCH AREA IN THE INDIAN OCEAN FOR FLIGHT M-H-370. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-SOTVO


"We have very much narrowed down the search area and we are very confident that the signals that we are detecting are from the black box on MH370."

THEY WILL CONTINUE TO LISTEN-

CONTINUE TO LOOK OUT THERE--

WELL INTO NEXT WEEK AND THEN THAT'S WHEN THEY'LL START DEPLOYING THE UNMANNED SUBMARINE--

WHICH WILL START SCANNING THE OCEAN FLOOR. Return to index of stories...


SEBELIUS RESIGNATION-TRXSOTVO-TOPS


Oct. 30, 2013

:46-:52

"I told the President we were ready to go. Clearly, I was wrong."

PRESIDENT OBAMA FRIDAY PRAISED HIS OUTGOING SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS-

FOR FIXING HEALTH CARE DOT GOV AFTER ITS DISASTROUS ROLLOUT.

BUT MANY IN WASHINGTON BLAME SEBELIUS FOR THE FIASCO THAT COULD COST DEMOCRATS VOTES IN THE FALL. Return to index of stories...


SEBELIUS RESIGNATION-SOTVO


sot: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 1:10-1:16

"they fudge with the numbers they're not telling the American people the truth meltdown of obamacare."

BUTT TO

sot: Kathleen Sebelius / HHS Secretary 1:00-1:07

"we are on the frontlines of a long over due national change: fixing a broken health system."

NOMINATED TO RUN FOR HELATH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY-

IS SYLVIA MATHEWS BURWELL.THE OBAMA BUDGET CHIEF. Return to index of stories...


WILL AND KATE RACE-NATSVO


IT'S BEEN A WEEK FULL OF ROYAL EVENTS-

AND FRIDAY-

THE DUKE AND DUTCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE FOUGHT RACES-

TO SEE WHO RULED THE HIGH SEES.

NAT POP HORN GOING OFF

THEY CALL AUKLAND NEW ZEALAND THE CITY OF SAILS.

KATE KICKED HER HEELS OFF AND RACED TO WIN!

SHE SAILED TWO FOR TWO AGAINST WILLIAM.

WILLIAM WASN'T A SORE LOSER. Return to index of stories...


WILL AND KATE RACE-SOTVO


william talking on the boat

BUTT TO

"She was good and and gracious in victory. When we motored up next to them after the race she didn't say too much he ws trying to come up with excuses I think."

TODAY INCLUDES TRIPS TO A CYCLING VENUE AND ALSO TO AN AERONAUTICS COMPANY.

THE DUCHESS IS MAKING A SPECIAL VISIT TO A CHILDREN'S HOSPICE.FOR A CHARITY SHE HOLDS CLOSE TO HER HEART. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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SUPERBOAT RACES-BNC VO-SS


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO TODAY?

ABC-7 HAS YOU COVERED.

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...


TRASH BASH-SSTOPS


HELP CLEAN UP CAPE CORAL TODAY-

TRASH BASH IS GOING ON IN THE NORTHWESTERN NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE CITY.

IT'S HAPPENING OFF THE BURNT STORE BOAT RAMP.

HELP PICK UP EMPTY PROPERTIES AND CANALS. Return to index of stories...


INDIA FEST-BNC-SS


IT'S THE 27TH ANNUAL INDIA FEST.

IT'S GOING ON AT JETBLU PARK TODAY FROM 11 TO 8.

THERE WILL BE FOOD, CLOTHING, JEWELRY AND ENTERTAINMENT.

ALSO-

DON'T MISS THE BOLLYWOOD FASHION SHOW.

PARKING IS FREE-

ADMISSION IS 5 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SAFE KIDS DAY-SSTOPS


IT'S SAFE KIDS DAY-

WHICH MEANS GULF COAST TOWN CENTER WILL HAVE-

INJURY PREVENTION GAMES AND EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS FOR FAMILIES.

THE FGCU MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL HOST A YOUTH SPORTS SAFETY CLINIC.

IT'S HAPPENING TODAY FROM 11 UNTIL 2. Return to index of stories...


EARTH DAY-SSTOPS


EARTH DAY IS COMING UP!

WHICH MEANS BONITA SPRINGS WILL BE CELEBRATING TODAY-

WITH SOME KAYAK RIDES!

IT'S HAPPENING AT RIVERSIDE PARK.

THERE WILL BE AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 10 A-M-

FOOD AVAIALBLE STARTING AT 11. Return to index of stories...


SFM EASTER EGG HUNT-BNC-SS


EASTER IS NEXT SUNDAY, BUT THIS WEEKEND, THERE ARE TWO EASTER EGG HUNTS IN LEE COUNTY.

IN SOUTH FORT MYERS THIS MORNING, THE WAKA HATCHEE REC CENTER IS HOSTING ITS ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT TODAY.

IT STARTS AT 10:35 , RIGHT AFTER THE EASTER BUNNY GETS THERE.

THE COST IS FIVE DOLLARS PER CHILD.

AND TOMORROW-

THERE'S AN EGG HUNT AT CENTENNIAL PARK.

THE EVENT BEGINS AT 10.

WITH THE HUNT STARTING AT 10:30.

THE ACTIVITIES THERE ARE FREE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BIKE NIGHT-VOTOPS


THE FINAL CAPE CORAL BIKE NIGHT OF THE SEASON IS TODAY.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT MOTORCYCLES AND LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC.

FOOD AND DRINK VENDORS WILL BE THERE.

IT STARTS AT FIVE, AND WRAPS UP AT 10.

IT'S IN DOWNTOWN CAPE CORAL, ON SOUTHEAST 47TH TERRACE.

ADMISSION IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


TEE UP FOR KIDS-BNC-CG


IT'S TIME TO TEE UP FOR KIDS!

TODAY'S THE DAY TO HELP PRESCHOOLERS AT THE GLADIOLUS LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER.

THE CHARITY SHOTGUN GOLF EVENT IS HAPPENING TODAY AT SHELL POINT.

IT STARTS AT 8:30- AND INCLUDES TIME ON THE GREEN, BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND AWESOME PRIZES.

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE FORMER "BRIGHTEST" HORIZONS SCHOOL.

WE'VE PUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ON OUR WEB SITE- ABC DASH 7 DOT COM.

CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR---


SOT: Courtney

"Monkey Mat is your portable floor, it's a clean surface you can take

everywhere."

IT'S AN IDEA THAT'S GOING VIRAL!

A LOOK AT THE BUSINESS BOOM THAT STARTED WITH ONE MOM.

AND A MID DAY SWIM- TURNS INTO A HOLD UP.

MORE OF THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) MONEKY MAT-SOTVO


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TZ4 B) SWIM HOLDUP-VOTOPS


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LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG


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


STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT


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MAIN WEATHER


After a couple of nights in the 50s, our afternoons saw quite a warm up with daytime highs back in the 80s. Our weekend will stay nice and mainly dry, with very warm temperatures with rain back in the forecast by next Tuesday.

Our morning will get off to a mostly sunny start with temperatures remaining comfortable in the lower to middle 60s. Through the day, a few clouds will mix in with our sunshine from time to time, keeping our skies partly sunny today. Afternoon highs will continue to be very warm as they top out in the middle to upper 80s. A late day seabreeze will keep our beaches and coastal areas slightly cooler.

As high pressure remains to the east, it will keep our weather mainly dry through Sunday, however a few isolated showers will be possible along the seabreeze. A warm southerly wind will allow more humidity to move back into the area leading to a few more clouds during the day. Highs will also be very toasty as they climb into the middle to upper 80s. For the start of the week, expect a mix of sun and clouds and the possibility of a few late day showers. A cold front will move down the peninsula on Tuesday bringing increased cloud cover and the chance for showers and a few storms. For the rest of the week, daytime highs will remain in the 80s with lows in the 60s. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF OBITUARY-POP


THANKS KIRA-

TODAY WE REMEMBER A LEGACY HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

JIM REIF PASSED AWAY MONDAY FROM HEAD INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

ABC-7 WANTS TO THANK YOU. FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PRAYERS,

AS WE REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE, THE LIFE OF OUR BELOVED COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF OBITUARY-PKG


TAKE PKG

TRT 255

32-39 Jim McLaughlin, Worked with Reif

46-48 Wayne Sallade, Charlotte County Emergency Management Director

128-138 Robert Van Winkle, NBC2 Senior Chief Meteorologist

0024 "Anyway another scorcher 98 degrees here in Fort Myers."

A STAPLE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WEATHER -

0214 "Oh forget it. Let's talk about the local weather in a few minutes.

Jim Reif's weather cast has earned the American Meteorological Society's seal of approval."

AND ON THE AIRWAVES FOR 35 YEARS -

0323 "Of course, the hurricane warnings continue on the west coast."

YOU COULD COUNT ON METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF WHEN IT MATTERED MOST.

0524 "You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

1649 "over 30 years, he hadn't lost it. It hadn't become old hat to him.

He never took it for granted especially during bad weather. He was always on his game."

VIEWERS TRUSTED REIF TO GET HIS FORECASTS RIGHT.

. SO DID EMERGENCY MANAGERS.

4936 "He's always been in terms of the weather and tropical weather. He's been my go to guy.

He's been the guy who after I crew on all the other stuff, after I've looked at all the models. I call him and say what do you think."

BEYOND THE PREDICTIONS -

5316 "If you were a friend of Jim Reif once, you were a friend forever. He's that kind of guy."

REIF'S LIFE WAS RICH WITH FRIENDS

1352 "We were what we used to call a dream team. We were young and eager."

. AND LOVE.

0543 "I'm the luckiest guy in the world."

JUST LAST WEEK,

THE WEATHERMAN SMILED BRIGHT

. ANNOUNCING HIS ENGAGEMENT TO FIANCE JANE HESS.

0413 "I asked her a simple little question if she wouldn't mind spending the rest of her life with me."

HIS HAPPINESS FELT THROUGHOUT OUR NEWSROOM FAMILY.

0536 "I've never seen Jim happier than in the last couple of weeks after getting engaged, going to Switzerland, being with Jane, seeing the castles."

REIF'S ROOTS WITH WATERMAN BROADCASTING

- GO BACK TO 1999.

0251 "I got here and I was standing next to Jim Reif.

30 plus years experience in this market. Everybody knew him."

HIS DEPARTURE -

HITS US ALL HARD.

0623 "Life really is short and every moment is precious and when he left on Friday I said see you Monday, I just assumed we would.

You can't make that assumption about life so you have to live every day to the fullest. I will never ever forget Jim Reif."

ON SUNDAY,

REIF FELL OFF HIS BICYCLE,

SUFFERED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES,

AND PASSED AWAY WITH LITTLE WARNING.

1518 "He loved everything about weather morning, noon, and night. He just had such a

passion for that."

HIS LEGACY -

IS ONE OF WEATHER.

0329 "He will always be remembered for Charley, Francis, Ivan, Jean, and every other one that came down the pipe."

. CAPTURED DURING WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE OF HURRICANE CHARLEY.

0341 "140 mph it's a cat 4 hurricane moving directly to lee county."

TONIGHT, WE REMEMBER FIRST

--- A FORECASTER.

0328 "Wendy not only is it hot outside. It's also a little warm on the inside

TURNED FOREVER,

A FRIEND.

5425 "I will miss having him a phone call away. There will be more than a few times this season where I will start to dial that number and know nobody's there."

-- WHO LEFT AN UNDENIABLE MARK ON OUR COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF OBITUARY-SSTOPS-ONCAM


A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TODAY AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE SERVICE IS FROM TEN TO NOON.

YOU'RE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS -- JIM'S FAMILY ASKS THAT YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF OBITUARY 2-POP


THANKS KIRA-

TODAY WE REMEMBER A LEGACY HERE AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

JIM RIEF PASSED AWAY MONDAY FROM HEAD INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

ABC-7 WANTS TO THANK YOU. FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PRAYERS.

AS WE REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE, THE LIFE OF OUR BELOVED COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF OBITUARY 2-PKG


0848 "loved his job, loved his job.

I think that's what people saw on air and it really came through."

HIS FACE AND FORECASTS -

GRACED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S AIRWAVES

FOR DECADES.

0228 "Okay, here is look at the radar scope right now."

PEOPLE TRUSTED METEORLOGIST JIM REIF -

0524 "You need to take protective measures now to protect your life and the life of your loved ones."

WHEN STORMS THREATENED OUR COAST ESPECIALLY HURRICANE CHARLEY.

JIM SPENT 35 YEARS - SERVING OUR COMMUNITY.

1438 "When the going got rough, the weather got rough.

When things were uncertain, they were tuning into the station to find him and to see what he said about it."

HIS FIANCEE JANE HESS KNEW HIS LOVE FOR WEATHER -

2207 "SWFL is going to really miss Jim and his insight he had to this area and to the weather right here."

A PASSION FELT THROUGHOUT WATERMAN BROADCASTING.

1755 "He loved to come in and tell his little jokes. Everyday I could count on him to come in and tell his little jokes.

0329 "jim behind the scenes is funny. He's a funny guy."

CO-WORKERS REMEMBER A GENTLE MAN -

0415 "I asked her a simple little question if she wouldn't mind spending the rest of her life with me."

A GUY WHO JUST ANNOUNCED HIS ENGAGEMENT LAST WEEK WITH A BRIGHT SMILE.

0428 "all of this is heartbreak, all of us are in shock.

I think it really shows how unpredictable and how unfair life can be."

JIM DIED MONDAY NIGHT - AFTER A WEEKEND BICYCLE ACCIDENT IN ESTERO.

THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE - WISHES SHE KNEW WHY.

1545 "I don't know if he suffered a black out, a seizure, or something prior to that.

It was not a heart attack or anything like that. I did talk to the doctors I don't think we will ever know."

TONIGHT, SHE AND ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -

TRY TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE HEARTBREAK,

0341 "140 mph it's a cat 4 hurricane moving directly to lee county."

REMEMBERING A WEATHERMAN,

A FORCASTER,

. AND A HURRICANE EXPERT

UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

1100 "It came across on the air that he was a genuine person.

Really what you saw on air was the kind of guy he was normally.

laid back, friendly and kinda of goofy sometimes." Return to index of stories...


JIM RIEF OBITUARY 2-SSTOPS-ONCAM


A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TODAY AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE SERVICE IS FROM TEN TO NOON.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS -- JIM'S FAMILY ASKS THAT YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN MEMORY OF JIM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP


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BABY MAT BUSINESS-TC MON VO


TWO TEXAS MOMS PITCH THEIR INVENTION ON ABC'S HIT SHOW "SHARK TANK".

.AND NOW BUSINESS IS BOOMING.

AS QUITA CULPEPPER REPORTS A "MONKEY MAT" WAS BORN

OUT OF NECESSITY.

AND IS NOW PROVING TO BE VERY POPULAR, THANKS TO THE SHOW. Return to index of stories...


BABY MAT BUSINESS-PKG


SCRIPT:

"thunkthunk!"

A busy day for Christie Baranay and Courtney Turich --

"crinklecrinkle"

And these two don't have time to monkey around. There are dozens of boxes

to unpack --

"crinklecrinkle!"

and thousands of orders to fill for QVC and others.

SOT: Christine Barnaney/Monkey Mat

"There are 3,000 more coming next week."

It's all thanks to a nifty invention -- called the Monkey Mat.

SOT: Courtney Turich/Monkey Mat Co-Founder

"It's a rip-stop nylon."

This mat is waterproof, machine-washable and has weighted corners. It also

folds back into its own pouch.

SOT: Courtney

"Monkey Mat is your portable floor, it's a clean surface you can take

everywhere."

Last July, these best friends took their Monkey Mat idea --

to the Shark Tank.

-"Shark Tank"

"The original inspiration for Monkey Mat came during a 6 hour layover at

the airport where I watched my two beautiful girls crawl and eat and play

all over those dirty disgusting floors. Yuck."

They left the show with some serious backers. Return to index of stories...


NEW CHICK OPTIONS-OTS VO


CHICK-FIL-A IS GRILLIN'.

THE CHICKEN CHAIN UNVEILS THREE NEW "GRILLED" CHICKEN ENTREES MONDAY, AT ALL RESTAURANTS.

THE COMPANY POURED MORE THAN 40-MILLION DOLLARS INTO DEVELOPING A NEW GRILL. AND SPENT YEARS TESTING 12-HUNDRED PLUS NEW RECIPES.

THE RESULT?

THE GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH, GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH AND GRILLED NUGGETS. Return to index of stories...


ATM CARD THEFT-VO


JAW-DROPPING IMAGES OF A FLORIDA COUPLE, BEING ROBBED AT GUNPOINT WHILE THEY WERE HANGING OUT IN A POOL.

THIS IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO RELEASED BY THE WEST PALM BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT.

YOU CAN SEE A MASKED GUNMAN RUN UP TO THE COUPLE, WHILE THEY WERE AT THE APARTMENT POOL.

THIS ALL HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.

THE CROOK TOOK OFF WITH THEIR A-T-M- CARD.

HE WAS ACTUALLY CAUGHT ON CAMERA A SHORT TIME LATER USING THE CARD AT AN A-T-M.

THE COUPLE IS SAFE - THE ROBBER IS STILL ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


MIDDLE SCHOOL SEXTING BURST-VOWIPE


INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A CASE OF SEXTING INVOLVING SEVERAL **SIXTH GRADERS IN CHICAGO.

AUTHORITIES SEIZED CELL PHONES FROM SEVERAL STUDENTS THIS WEEK.

A SIXTH GRADE GIRLS SAYS SHE GOT A SEXUALLY EXPLICIT PHOTO IN A TEXT MESSAGE.

THAT IMAGE GOT SHARED AROUND A NUMBER OF CLASSMATES.

PARENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO EXPLAIN THE INCIDENT TO THEIR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


MIDDLE SCHOOL SEXTING BURST-SOTVO


"it's hard to explain.explain it to her."

THE SCHOOL BROUGHT IN SOCIAL WORKERS AND COUNSELORS TODAY TO TALK TO ABOUT SEXTING --

AND INAPPROPRIATE USES OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CAR INTO CANAL-VOTOPS


LET'S RUN DOWN YOUR TOP STORIES-

A DRIVER AND ONLY OCCUPANT OF A 1984 FORD MUSTANG,

DROVE INTO A CANAL IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THIS HAPPENED ON SUNSHINE BOULEVARD OVERNIGHT.

THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE CAR AND SWIM OUT OF THE CANAL.

DEPUTIES ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING AN INCIDENT ON ALBANY AVENUE-

WHERE A DRIVER OF THE SAME VEHICLE ALLEGEDLY PULLED A GUN ON HIS NEIGHBOR.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO BRING YOU UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS2) HESS SECURITY-VOTOPS


THERE'S A POSSIBLE SECURITY BREACH AT A POPULAR GAS STATION IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

THE HESS GAS STATION ON MCHREGOR AN IONA BELIEVES SCAMMERS WERE ATTACHING SKIMMERS TO THE PUMP --

STEALING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

WE HAVE A LIST OF ALL THE GAS STATIONS IMPACTED IN FLORIDA ON OUR WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) MISSING PERSON-SSTOPS


THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP FINDING THIS MAN.

65-YEAR-OLD DAVID SIWARSKI WAS LAST SEEN AT HIS RESIDENCE ON SOUTHEAST 27TH STREET AROUND 6 P-M LAST NIGHT.

HE WENT ON A WALK AND NEVER RETURNED.

SIWARSKI SUFFERS FROM A BRAIN CONDITION THAT IMPACTS HIS MENTAL FUNCTION.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHERABOUTS IS ASKED TO CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

THANKS FOR JOINING US--

MORE LOCAL NEWS IN 30 MINUTES.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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