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KEY LIST TS 2)-VOTOPS
NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS 3)-VOTOPS
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
HL1) SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-SOTVO-WIPE WEATHER-WX CTR
HL2) BEARS-SOTVO-WIPE CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-trxVOTOPS OC
HL3) BOSTON MARATHON PREP-SOTVO CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-PKG
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-oncam
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR IMMIGRANT SCAM ARREST-ONCAM
BREAKING-CLIP FL: POSSIBLE ORLANDO BEAR ATTACK-trxOC VO
ORTIZ SHOOTING-OC VO FL: EVERGLADES RESTORATION-OC VO
BREAKING-CLIP FL: HURRICANE NAMES RETIRED-ONCAM
CAR IN CANAL-OC VO NOAA CONFERENCE-oncam
DEVELOPING-CLIP BOSTON MARATHON PREPS-trxVOTOPS OC
COLLIER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY-ONCAM BOSTON MARATHON PREPS-PKG
NAPLES ROAD RAGE-OC SS CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-trxVOTOPS
DEVELOPING-CLIP CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-ONCAM
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-ONCAM CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-VO
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-PKG-BNR CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-SOT
SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-ONCAM CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-SSTOPS OC
STOLEN EGG TRUCK FOUND-VO UKRAINE BUILDINGS TAKEN-trxOC VO
BEARS IMMOKALEE TRASH-VOWIPE MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370-WIPE VOTOPS
BEARS IMMOKALEE TRASH-SOTVO PERU VOLCANO-WIPE VOTOPS
EARLY VOTING TODAY-ONCAM THINGS TO DO-CLIP
BENACQUISTO SPEAKS AT LUNCHEON-ONCAM ANIMAL DISASTER TRAINING-bnc ss
LCSO CRASH-VO LEE FCAT TESTING-bnc bnr
SARASOTA MC CRASH-ONCAM KIDS AND CHESS-votops
PINE ISLAND MC CRASH-VOTOPS KIDS AND CHESS-SOT VO
CAR INTO CANAL-VO-SS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-VOWIPE TEASE FOUR---
KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-SOTVO TZ4 B) BLOOD MOON-VOTOPS
COLLIER REEF PROJECT-VO LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG
THINGS TO DO-CLIP PALM SUNDAY-OC VO
SPRING EGG HUNT FORT MYERS-BNC OC STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CG TOPS MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
JIM REIF SERVICE-ONCAM MAIN WEATHER
JIM REIF SERVICE-PKG FORT HOOD VICTIM-trxOC VO
JIM REIF SERVICE-ONCAM MO: HIGHWAY SHOOTINGS-trxOC VO
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP MO: HIGHWAY SHOOTINGS-(2)SOT VO
TEASE ONE--- CA: FURNITURE STORE FIRE-trxOC VO
TZ1 A) pantless shoplifter-VOTOPS NV: RANCHER PROTEST-VOTOPS
TZ1 B) sports-SOTVO TOOL CHEST RECALL-OC VO
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS CHIK FIL A NEW SANDWICH-VOTOPS
WEATHER TUESDAY BLOOD MOON-VOTOPS
MISSING PERSON CAPE CORAL-OC-SS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
COLLIER HONOR FLIGHT-VOWIPE TEASE FIVE--
COLLIER HONOR FLIGHT-SOTVO TZ5 A) VIRUS OUTBREAK-VOTOPS
SPORTS PKG-PKG VIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS-ONCAM
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP VIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS-PKG
TEASE TWO--- VIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS-ONCAM
TZ2 A) ZUMWALT SHIP-VOTOPS-WIPE CHLEAN VILLIAGE BURNS-trxVOTOPS
TZ2 B) FL EVERGLADES-VOTOPS TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
BIDEN TO UKRAINE TUESDAY-OC VO ORTIZ SHOOTING-VOTOPS
ZUMWALT CLASS NAVY SHIP-trxNATVOTOPS CAR IN CANAL-VOTOPS
ZUMWALT CLASS NAVY SHIP-SOT VO COLLIER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY-ONCAM
AZ WILDFIRES-WIPE VOTOPS NAPLES ROAD RAGE-SSTOPS
FL: TAMPA HOCKEY PLAYER ARREST-WIPE VOTOPS TS1)-VOTOPS
FL: PANTLESS SHOPLIFTER-WIPE VOTOPS TS2)-VOTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS3)-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE---- TS4)-VOTOPS
TZ3 A) MANASOTA KEY-VOTOPS-WIPE TS5)-VOTOPS
TZ3 B) CHESS-SOTVO FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
NEWS OPEN-CLIP CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER END TIME
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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-SOTVO-WIPE


40:31- very, very sick. 33

ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO VACATION HOMES AND MASTERBATING!

ALL NEW AS YOU WAKE UP-

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN?

THE DISTURBING DETAILS VICTIMS TOLD POLICE.

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HL2) BEARS-SOTVO-WIPE


John Zullo/ NAPLES resident

10:14:27-10:14:35

"It's kind of scary that he came in there and twisted the door up

AND HE DID IT TO GET TO FREE FOOD!

BUT EATING GARBAGE PUTS THE BEAR AND PEOPLE AT RISK.

A LOOK AT THE PUSH TO KEEP BOTH SAFE.

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HL3) BOSTON MARATHON PREP-SOTVO


Mayor Walsh

It celebrates Boston. It's a showcase of our city's best qualities.

THE BOSTON MARATHON WILL GO ON,

BUT MAJOR CHANGES ARE IN THE WORKS AFTER LAST YEARS ATTACK.

A LOOK AT THE PREPARATIONS-

JUST 2 DAYS BEFORE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THAT TERRIBLE DAY. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


BREAKING-CLIP


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ORTIZ SHOOTING-OC VO


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS IN LEE COUTNY.

A SHOOTING HAS DEPUTIES ON HIGH ALERT OVERNIGHT.

WE KNOW ONE MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

THIS HAPPENED ON HEIMAN AVANUE, JUST EAST OF ORTIZ.

OUR REPORTER ON THE SCENE TELLS US DEPUTIES WERE LOOKING THROUGH TWO VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE CRASHED INTO EACH OTHER.

DEPUTIES SAY THE VICTIM HAS ONLY MINOR INJURIES AND IS NOT COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION --

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BREAKING-CLIP


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CAR IN CANAL-OC VO


ANOTHER BREAKING STORY OVERNIGHT.

A CAR PLUNGES INTO A CAPE CORAL CANAL, THE DRIVER MAKES IT OUT SAFELY - BUT THEN, GETS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

THIS HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SOUTH EAST 20TH LANE.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN HIT SEVERAL MAILBOXES AND BROKE A FIRE HYDRANT BEFORE DRIVING INTO THE WATER.

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


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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COLLIER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY-ONCAM


DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN THE ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF A CONVENIENCE STORE.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 11:30 SATURDAY NIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WENT INTO THE CIRCLE-K AT 61-HUNDRED COLLIER BOULEVARD, ARMED WITH A KNIFE.

HE DEMANDED MONEY FROM THE CLERK, BUT THE CLERK RAN FROM THE BUILDING.

THE SUSPECT RAN TOO.

NOBODY WAS HURT.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN IS ABOUT 5 FEET 8 INCHES TALL WITH BLONDE HAIR.

HE WAS WEARING A RED SHIRT, SILVER SHORTS AND GRAY WOOL SANDALS.

HE COVERED A PORTION OF HIS FACE WITH HIS SHIRT.

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NAPLES ROAD RAGE-OC SS


A NAPLES MAN IS ARRESTED IN A VIOLENT CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

DEPUTIES SAY 21-YEAR-OLD GRANT GELINAS POINTED A GUN AT ANOTHER VEHICLE AND TOLD THE DRIVER "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE OR GET SHOT."

IT HAPPENED ON IMMOKALEE ROAD IN NAPLES.

THE VICTIMS TOLD DEPUTIES GELINAS ALSO TRIED TO RUN THEM OFF THE ROAD.

DEPUTIES FOUND AN UNLOADED HANDGUN IN GELINAS' GLOVEBOX.

HE IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH INTENT TO KILL. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-ONCAM


SANIBEL POLICE SAY THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO IS EXPOSING HIMSELF IN PUBLIC.

AND MORE DISTURBING - ONE VICTIM, A TEENAGE GIRL, TOLD POLICE SHE WOKE UP TO A MAN IN HER ROOM TOUCHING HIMSELF.

TWO OTHER WOMEN REPORTED SEEING THE SAME MAN DOING THE SAME THING.

AS NBC-2'S ANDREA HUBBEL FOUND OUT- THE THREAT ISN'T SITTING WELL WITH PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-PKG-BNR


NAT - BIKE RIDING

ON SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY. THE WORD SPREADS ABOUT AN - UGLY

40:31- very, very sick. 33

AND EMBARRASSING CRIME.

37:45-I thought he needed help 47

WE CAUGHT UP WITH STAN AND SUE SORENSON BIKING ALONG NERITA STREET WHERE A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL REPORTED SEEING

THIS MAN STANDING OUTSIDE STARRING AT HER AND MASTURBATING, SAYING HE COULDN'T HELP HIMSELF.

37:48 -he's got a sexual problem. 50

THAT' MAKES STAN AND SUE WORRY ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO VACATION HERE - LIKE JEN WAIT.

18:58 - i was really surprised, just shocked. 19:02

AND WHEN WAIT LEARNED IT HAPPENED RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO HER RENTAL.

19:47- so it's totally changed my whole outlook on this week. 19:51

HERE'S ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SKETCH POLICE GAVE US.

WITNESSES SAY HE'S SIX FEET TALL - WHITE - WITH A SLENDER BUILD IN HIS MID 20'S TO MID 40'S.

40:48 he hasn't got a good future in front of him. 50

VICTIMS SAY HE'S EXPOSED HIMSELF HERE - AT SEAGULL ESTATES.

A 55 YEAR-OLD WOMAN WOKE UP ON HER COUCH TO FIND HIM STANDING OUTSIDE HER WINDOW - MASTURBATING.

AND HERE AT OCEAN'S REACH THE MAN ACTUALLY MANAGED TO GET INSIDE A CONDO WHERE A

A 15 YEAR-OLD WOKE UP TO HIM WITH HIS HAND ON HER BUTT WHILE HE TOUCHED HIMSELF.

POLICE ARE REMIND FOLKS TO LOCK THEIR WINDOWS, DOORS, AND CLOSE THEIR BLINDS.

AND JEN WAIT - WHO'S ALSO A SELF DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR - SAYS BE LOUD.

20:27-say no, stay away, get back, get away from me. And PRobably scare the guy off. 20:34

AS FOR STAN AND SUE - WHO HAVE TO STAY HERE ON SANIBEL.

39:31 - its too bad he doens't have somebody to help him. 35

i'm really more concerned about the sad situation he's in and of course he's causing a lot of havoc." 33 Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL LEWD ACTS-ONCAM


TWO OUT OF THE THREE RENTALS WHERE THE INCIDENTS HAVE HAPPENED HAVE HANDED OUT FLYERS NOTIFYING RENTERS OF THE CRIMES.

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STOLEN EGG TRUCK FOUND-VO


180 THOUSAND EGGS ARE STILL MISSING,

BUT THIS MORNING WE HAVE AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU LATE LAST MONTH.

POLICE IN HOMESTEAD FOUND THE CAB OF A STOLEN SEMI THAT WAS CARRYING THE EGGS!

THE TRUCK DRIVER SAYS HE'S BEEN PARKING THE RIG BEHIND THE 7-11 IN SOUTH FORT MYERS FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS.

AND EVEN THOUGH HE LIVES NEARBY, SOMEONE MANAGED TO STEAL THE TRUCK AND IT'S LOAD.

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BEARS IMMOKALEE TRASH-VOWIPE


BEARS ARE OUT LOOKING FOR FOOD AND MAKING THEIR WAY INTO YOUR YARDS.

NOW WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO TAKE STEPS TO KEEP THEM AWAY.

ON SATURDAY, VOLUNTEERS WORKED TO BUILD 70 SHEDS TO PROTECT TRASH, WHICH ATTRACTS THE BEARS TO RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE WORKERS ARE USING A TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT TO BUILD THE WOODEN STRUCTURES.

HOMEOWNERS TELL ABC 7, SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE BECAUSE THEY'VE SEEN A LOT MORE BLACK BEARS IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BEARS IMMOKALEE TRASH-SOTVO


Judith Capes/ Naples Resident

10:13:23-10:13:35

"He was sitting on the ground and had the peanut butter jar up against

his nose and had his tongue in it. It was stuck in there. He stayed

there until I think he got all of the peanut butter out."

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY THE BEARS WILL EVENTUALLY LEAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD IF THEY DONT HAVE A FOOD SOURCE.

IF THEY DON'T- THEY'RE OFTEN RELOCATED OR EUTHANIZED.

SPRING AND FALL ARE PEAK TIMES TO WATCH OUT FOR HUNGRY BLACK BEARS. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING TODAY-ONCAM


MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF EARLY VOTING IN COLLIER COUNTY SATURDAY AS POLLS OPENED.

EARLY VOTING IS UNDERWAY TO FILL TREY RADEL'S OLD SEAT IN CONGRESS.

THE 19TH DISTRICT SPANS COLLIER AND LEE COUNTIES.

EARLY VOTING RUNS THROUGH NEXT SATURDAY -- FROM TEN A-M TO 6 P-M AS VARIOUS LOCATIONS.

THEY'RE ALL POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE ABC-7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO SPEAKS AT LUNCHEON-ONCAM


LOOKING AHEAD --

LIZBETH BENAQUISTO WILL BE SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON THIS TUESDAY.

IT'S FOR THE FORT MYERS REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB MONTHLY MEETING.

SHE'LL BE TAKING QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

IT'S AT THE HELM CLUB AT THE LANDINGS IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

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LCSO CRASH-VO


WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A CRASH INVOLVING A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY.

IT HAPPENED ON M-L-K JUST UNDERNEATH THE U-S 41 OVERPASS AROUND ONE.

DEPUTIES SAY NO ONE WAS HURT AND THE VEHICLES ONLY HAVE MINOR DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


SARASOTA MC CRASH-ONCAM


A NAPLES MAN IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON EYE 75.

66 YEAR OLD FRANK TRULSON WAS HEADING SOUTH THIS MORNING NEAR THE CHARLOTTE, SARASOTA COUNTY BORDER.

WHEN TROOPERS SAY HE MISJUDGED THE SPEED OF THE TRUCK IN FRONT OF HIM AND REAR ENDED IT.

TRULSON WAS FLOWN TO BAYSHORE MEDICAL CENTER. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND MC CRASH-VOTOPS


WE ARE ALSO WORKING FOR NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS BAD CRASH IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER EIGHT SATURDAY MORNING ON BARRETT AND PINE ISLAND ROAD.

A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE RAN INTO EACH OTHER.

TWO PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE'RE WORKING TO GET AN UPDATE ON THEIR CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CANAL-VO-SS


ABC-7 IS WORKING FOR AN UPDATE ON A CAR THAT WENT ONTO A CANAL LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THIS WAS THE SCENE NEAR SUNSHINE BOULEVARD IN LEHIGH ACRRES.

THE DRIVER WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE CAR.

WE'RE WAITING ON WORD FROM DEPUTIES, BUT THIS COULD BE RELATED TO AN INCIDENT ON ALBANY AVENUE.

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KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-VOWIPE


MORE THAN A DOZEN AREAS THROUGHOUT LEE COUNTY GOT SOME MUCH NEEDED ATTENTION SATURDAY.

THE EVENT CALLED "KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL" IS PART OF THE 25TH GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP.

EACH YEAR, PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY ARE INVITED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS BY GOING OUT AND CLEANING. Return to index of stories...


KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL-SOTVO


here's just one day showing people that people care about what this world looks like. And we're hoping it catches on, as it has for 25 years. And it does make a difference, it does. Some people don't litter because of it.

ORGANIZERS SAY THE EVENT IS SUCH A SUCCESS BECAUSE OF ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO DONATE THEIR TIME. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER REEF PROJECT-VO


THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARTIFICAL REEF PROJECT IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

OUR NEWS GATHERING PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US -- SIX, 500-TON REEFS WILL BE SUNK 12-TO-30 MILES OFF THE COLLIER COUNTY COASTLINE.

EXPERTS SAY -- THE CURRENT REEFS ARE IN BAD SHAPE.

THAT LEAVES MARINE LIFE WITH NOWHERE TO LIVE, WHICH HURTS FLORIDA TOURISIM.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN 30-MILLION DOLLARS, IN THE COMING YEARS. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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SPRING EGG HUNT FORT MYERS-BNC OC


4-THOUSAND EASTER EGGS WILL BE UP FOR GRABS THIS MORNING IN FORT MYERS CENTENNIAL PARK.

IT'S THE ANNUAL SPRING EGG HUNT.

FESTIVITIES START AT 10 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, THE EGG HUNT STARTS AT 10:30.

CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE OF SIX CAN JOIN IN THE FUN.

THERE WILL BE OTHER KIDS' ACTIVITIES AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO YMCA JOB FAIR-CG TOPS


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB --

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY FAMILY YMCA WILL BE HOSTING A JOB FAIR TUESDAY.

IT'S A THE BAYFRONT CENTER YMCA IN PUNTA GORDA.

IT'S FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM, AND 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM. THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS -- AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS. THE OPENINGS ARE AT THE Y'S VARIOUS BRANCH LOCATIONS. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF SERVICE-ONCAM


REMEMBERING A LOCAL LEGEND AND HONORING A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENT.

THE MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD TODAY FOR OUR FRIEND AND COLLEGUE JIM REIF.

JIM DIED MONDAY AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

SATURDAY, MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE GATHERED FOR A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO JIM'S LEGACY. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF SERVICE-PKG


NATS OF JANE TALKING AT FUNERAL*

"he told me every day that he loved me and that he wanted to marry me and he called it, staying on message." *laughter*

SOT-DAVID BROWN

"it hit me. And I just sat at my desk at home and cried. My friend is gone."

A DAY FILLED WITH LAUGHTER.AND TEARS.

**NATS OF JIM IN OLD WEATHER VIDEOS**

AND MEMORIES OF METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF--WHO WAS MORE THAN A HOUSE HOLD NAME.

SOT-GLENN SCHWARTZ

"we were like brothers. I have a bad memory and he always had like a photographic memory, so he remembers more stuff about my life that I remember about my life---way more! And I would call him up to remind me, and now I've lost my memory along with my friend."

AS FRIENDS AND FAMILY TOOK TO THE PODIUM SATURDAY--EACH SHARED THEIR *OWN MEMORIES OF JIM.

SOT-DAVID SMITH

"he was the real deal. What you see is what you got. He was a friendly, compassionate man who cared more about others than about himself."

NATS OF HODA*

"it's one of those things I had to read a couple of times to see if it was true. I worked with Jim in Fort Myers for years and I know it's such a loss to those of us that knew him."

THE LOVING FIANCE.THE LOYAL FRIEND.AND THE METEOROLOGIST-- WHO SAVED LIVES WHEN HE PREDICTED HURRICANE CHARLIE WOULD HIT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. JIM REIF LEAVES BEHIND A CELEBRATED LEGACY THAT WILL CONTINE TO LIVE ON. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF SERVICE-ONCAM


TO HONOR JIM, HIS FAMILY HAS ASKED THAT DONATIONS BE SENT TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN JIM'S NAME. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---


AHEAD ON ABC-7 THIS MORNING.

A HALF-NAKED SHOPLIFTER IS ON THE RUN.

DETECTIVES HOPE THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO LEADS TO AN ARREST

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TZ1 B) sports-SOTVO


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER


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.

"A very warm Sunday"

"Humidity will start moving back into the area, with rain on Tuesday"

The rest of our weekend will stay nice and dry, with very warm temperatures with a rain back in the forecast by next Tuesday.

Our morning will get off to a mostly sunny start with temperatures remaining comfortable in the middle 60s. We may even see a few areas of patchy fog mainly deep inland. As high pressure remains to the east, it will keep our weather mainly dry through Sunday, with the exception of a few late day isolated showers. A warm southeasterly breeze will allow more humidity to move back into the area leading to a few more scattered 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 upper 60s, with a few showers lingering through the Wednesday/Thursday time frame as this front gets hung up across the region. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PERSON CAPE CORAL-OC-SS


CAPE CORAL POLICE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING A MISSING MAN.

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

HE WENT FOR A WALK AND NEVER CAME BACK.

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

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HONOR FLIGHT-VOWIPE


IT'S THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME FOR DOZENS OF AREA VETERANS WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR OUR COUNTRY

FIFTY WORLD WAR TWO VETS ARE GOING ON AN HONOR FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON D-C.

THIS IS THE SECOND JOURNEY FOR COLLIER COUNTY VETERANS.

THEY MET THEIR GUARDIANS IN NAPLES SATURDAY.

THE GUARDIANS WILL HELP EACH VETERAN WHILE THEY VISIT SEVERAL WAR MONUMENTS IN OUR NATION'S CAPITOL.

VETERANS WE TALKED TO SAY IT'LL BE AN EXPERIENCE THEY'LL NEVER FORGET. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HONOR FLIGHT-SOTVO


SOT

10:26:22-10:26:32

Al Gifford/ WWII NAVY VETERAN

"I'm looking very much towards it. I'm old you know. I don't have many

shots left. So, this is awesome."

HONOR FLIGHT TAKES OFF ON APRIL 26TH FROM R-S-W. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


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COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---


IT COST 3.5 BILLION TO BUILD.

NEXT ON ABC7 A LOOK AT A THE MOST UP TO DATE NAVY SHIP.

WHAT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL

AND-

IS HELP ON THE WAY TO RESTORE THE EVERGLADES AND FIX SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S WATER PROBLEMS.

WE'LL FILL YOU IN AND TELL YOU HOW LONG THAT FIX COULD TAKE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) ZUMWALT SHIP-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B) FL EVERGLADES-VOTOPS


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BIDEN TO UKRAINE TUESDAY-OC VO


VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WILL TRAVEL TO UKRAINE NEXT WEEK.

BIDEN ARRIVES IN KIEV TUESDAY FOR MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS.

BIDEN'S VISIT FOLLOWS RUSSIA'S ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA LAST MONTH.

AND COMES AMID GROWING UNREST IN EASTERN UKRAINIAN CITIES BY PRO-RUSSIAN FORCES THERE. Return to index of stories...


ZUMWALT CLASS NAVY SHIP-trxNATVOTOPS


pop chanpagne, cheers

THE MOST ADVANCED DESTROYER IN THE U-S NAVY IS NOW IN OPEN WATER.

THE "ZUMWALT"-CLASS SHIP WEIGHS 15-THOUSAND TONS.

MORE THAN FIVE-THOUSAND PEOPLE, INCLUDING SHIPBUILDERS, SAILORS, CADETS, AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE THERE TO CELEBRATE THE BIGGEST DESTROYER EVER BUILT AT BATH IRON WORKS IN MAINE. Return to index of stories...


ZUMWALT CLASS NAVY SHIP-SOT VO


"This ship will allow us to do what the Navy uniquely does; and that is provide presence around the world. Not being in the right place just at the right time, but in the right place ALL the time. and it will give us the ability to fulfill whatever mission our country asks of us."

THIS FIRST SHIP OF THE ZUMWALT CLASS COST ABOUT 3.5-BILLION DOLLARS. THE NAVY EXPECTS IT TO BE READY FOR ACTIVE DUTY BY 20-16. Return to index of stories...


AZ WILDFIRES-WIPE VOTOPS


WILDFIRES ARE SWEEPING PARTS OF NORTHERN ARIZONA.

THIS IS ROUGHLY SIX MILES OUTSIDE OF FLAGSTAFF.

AT LAST CHECK, ABOUT 150 ACRES HAVE BURNED SO FAR.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FL: TAMPA HOCKEY PLAYER ARREST-WIPE VOTOPS


TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PLAYER RYAN MALONE IS FACING D-U-I AND COCAINE CHARGES.

HE WAS ARRESTED AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP FRIDAY NIGHT.

MALONE SPENT A FEW HOURS BEHIND BARS BEFORE BEING RELEASED ON BOND.

HIS VEHICLE WAS IMPOUNDED. Return to index of stories...


FL: PANTLESS SHOPLIFTER-WIPE VOTOPS


CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN OCALA,

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THIS WOMAN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WENT INTO A GROCERY STORE PANTLESS - AND WALKED OUT WITH TWO BOXES OF WINE WITHOUT PAYING.

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TEASE THREE----


THEY'RE SOME OF THE FASTEST BOATS ON THE WATER,

AND THIS MORNING THEY'RE PREPARING TO COMPETE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PLUS-

Shelley Cooper

Pinewoods Elementary teacher

9:38:21-28

it really helps them in math, I can really say that the kids in chess club are pulling the better grades in school.'

WE'RE TALKING CHESS THIS MORNING ON ABC7!

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TZ3 A) MANASOTA KEY-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ3 B) CHESS-SOTVO


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TS 1)-VOTOPS


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TS 2)-VOTOPS


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TS 3)-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-trxVOTOPS OC


INVESTIGATORS WITH THE NTSB ARE LOOKING FOR CLUES INTO WHAT CAUSED A FED-EX TRACTOR TRAILER TO LOSE CONTROL ON A BUSY CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY.AND CRASH INTO A TOUR BUS CARRYING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LAST THURSDAY.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE GATHERING FACTS THEY BELIEVE WILL SHED LIGHT ON THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

DAN SCHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-PKG


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INVESTIGATORS COMBED THROUGH THE WRECKAGE LEFT BEHIND.

THE CHARRED REMAINS OF THE FED EX TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK. AND TOUR BUS.

"The initial inspection of the mechanical condition of the vehicles has already started. It's extremely difficult due to the fire damage."

THAT FIRE. NEW EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS SAY. MAY HAVE STARTED BEFORE THE COLLISION.

REPORTER: "It was already in flames?"

DRIVER: "It was already in flames, yeah. It wasn't coming from the front of the engine, it was more from behind the cab."

JOE AND BONNIE DURAN WERE IN THE THIRD VEHICLE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH.

GOUGES SHOW WHERE THEIR NISSAN ALTIMA WAS SIDESWIPED BY THE TRUCK BEFORE THE SEMI HIT THE BUS.

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"It ripped off the back door, and then the back trunk is pretty much gone."

THE DURANS SAY THEY WERE LUCKY TO SURVIVE.

THEIR CAR AND WITNESS STATEMENTS. NOW BEING EXAMINED BY THE NTSB.

"That's pretty important information to know, that we have flames reported before the crash."

INVESTIGATORS ARE GATHERING OTHER INFORMATION TOO.

THE BUS WAS BRAND NEW. ONLY ON THE ROAD FOR A MONTH BEFORE CRASH.

AND ITS SKID MARKS. STRETCH OUT OVER 175 FEET PRE IMPACT.

"There was clearly reaction on the part of the bus driver. we can differentiate that from the truck driver where we see no marks."

THE COLLISION CAUSED A MASSIVE EXPLOSION. SMOKE PLUMES VISIBLE FOR MILES.

10 DIED. AND AS OF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. ONLY FIVE HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED.

AMONG THE VICTIMS.STUDENTS ON THEIR WAY TO VISIT HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY.

AND NOW. THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT CAUSED THE HORRIFIC ACCIDENT CONTINUES.

DAN SCHENEMAN. NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH-oncam


NTSB OFFICIALS SAY THEY COULD BE ON THE SCENE FOR UP TO TWO WEEKS COLLECTING EVIDENCE.

BUT IT MAY BE UP TO A YEAR BEFORE THEY RELEASE THEIR FINDINGS. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRANT SCAM ARREST-ONCAM


A MIAMI MAN IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING-AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HE PROMISED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DRIVERS LICENSES - THEN STOLE THEIR MONEY AND PASSPORTS.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 45-YEAR-OLD DAVID ARRECHAUALA STOLE MORE THAN 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH FROM SEVEN VICTIMS SINCE 2012.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS- ARRECHAVALA MET THE VICTIMS AT THE DRIVERS LICENSE OFFICE ON AIRPORT PULLING ROAD IN NAPLES.

ONCE THE VICTIMS WENT INSIDE-HE TOOK THEIR MONEY AND DOCUMENTATION-AND LEFT.

HE FACES 18 FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FL: POSSIBLE ORLANDO BEAR ATTACK-trxOC VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

FLORIDA WILDLIFE OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING A REPORTED BEAR ATTACK.

IT HAPPENED IN NEAR ORLANDO LAST NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ONE WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL TO BE TREATED AFTER SHE CLAIMED SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A BEAR.

HER CONDITION IS UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


FL: EVERGLADES RESTORATION-OC VO


A PLAN TO SEND MORE WATER SOUTH OF LAKE OKEECHOBEE IS NOW BEING REVIEWED BY THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

THIS IS ONE OF THE FINAL STEPS IN MAKING THE EVERGLADES RESTORATION PROJECT A REALITY.

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT APPROVED THE 1-POINT-9 BILLION DOLLAR PLAN EARLIER THIS WEEK.

COMPLETION OF THE RESTORATION PLAN COULD TAKE UP TO TEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


FL: HURRICANE NAMES RETIRED-ONCAM


THE NAMES INGRID AND MANUEL WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR TROPICAL STORMS OR HURRICANES IN THE ATLANTIC OR THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC.

THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION SAYS BOTH NAMES ARE BEING RETIRED BECAUSE OF THE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION BOTH STORMS CAUSED IN MEXICO LAST YEAR.

INGRID MADE LANDFALL IN SEPTEMBER IN NORTHEASTERN MEXICO.

THAT SAME WEEK, MANUEL HIT MEXICO'S PACIFIC COAST.

THE TWO STORMS' HEAVY RAINS CAUSED AT LEAST 125 DEATHS IN MEXICO. Return to index of stories...


NOAA CONFERENCE-oncam


HAPPENING THIS WEEK --

SEVERAL HURRICAN EXPERTS WILL BE IN ORLANDO FOR NOAA'S NATIONAL HURRICANE CONFERNCE.

THROUGHOUT THE FOUR-DAY PROGRAM, NOAA HURRICANE SPECIALISTS WILL JOIN EXPERTS FROM OTHER

FEDERAL AGENCIES. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON PREPS-trxVOTOPS OC


THE 118TH RUNNING OF THE BOSTON MARATHON IS ONE WEEK FROM MONDAY, ON APRIL 21ST.

THAT'S A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER A TRAGEDY AMERICANS WILL NOT SOON FORGET - THE BOMBINGS AT THE FINISH LINE THAT EVENTUALLY LINKED TO TWO MEN, AUTHORITIES SAY, WHO PLANNED THE DEADLY ATTACK.

ONE OF THEM - KILLED IN THE FOLLOWING MANHUNT, THE OTHER, TSOKHAR TSARNAEV, REMAINS IN CUSTODY.

MAENWHILE, AUTHORITIES IN BOSTON ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO MAKE SURE SECURITY IS TIGHT.

JULIE LONCICH REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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SCRIPT:

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon is nearly a week away, and the city

's new mayor says it will as it always has been a celebration of amazing

achievement.

Mayor Marty Walsh

It's important to know that the Marathon will not be fundamentally changed

this year. It will be the Boston Marathon, just as it's always been.

But some things inevitably have changed, including a much larger police

presence.

Commissioner Bill Evans

We don't' want to intimidate people by the police presence out there, that's

not our goal.

100 new cameras have been installed along the race route, 50 observation

sites will be set up.

Commissioner Bill Evans

Last year the cameras were instrumental in identifying the two suspects.

Pedestrian traffic will be limited on Boylston itself. People are encouraged

to use Newbury and Huntington Avenue as walkways. Backpacks and strollers

aren't banned, but they also aren't encouraged, and are subject to search.

City officials want the race this year to be a safe, family dayand although

nothing has fundamentally changed, it's hard not to acknowledge in a way,

everything has.

Mayor Walsh

It celebrates Boston. It's a showcase of our city's best qualities. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-trxVOTOPS


ABC-7 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO A HUGE EVENT CONCLUDING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY TODAY.

IT'S THE "SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX" RACE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-ONCAM


THIS IS THE BIGGEST EVENT EVER TO HIT MANASOTA KEY.

ALMOST 80-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO HEAD OUT TO WATCH THESE RACES. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-VO


SOME PEOPLE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS A "TEST" EVENT -- SO THIS COULD REALLY SET THE STAGE FOR ANOTHER LARGE SCALE EVENT LIKE THIS IN ENGLEWOOD OR SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-SOT


"From what I can see so far, just from being here, it looks like it's going to be a great place to have a race." Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE BOAT RACES-SSTOPS OC


THE TOM ADAMS BRIDGE WILL BE RAISED EVERY 30 MINUTES BETWEEN 9 AM AND 1 PM AND 3:30 TO 6:30 FOR THE RACE.

THE FIRST OFFICIAL RACE STARTS AT NOON --

THE SECOND ONE IS AT TWO --

THE WEEKEND EVENT WILL WRAP UP WITH AN AWARDS CEREMONY AT FIVE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TICKETS.PARKING.AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT -- GO TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE BUILDINGS TAKEN-trxOC VO


PRO-RUSSIAN GUNMEN SEIZED GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS ACROSS EASTERN-UKRAINE SATURDAY.

ARMED MEN IN MILITARY FATIGUES STORMED THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS OF ONE TOWN.

POLICE EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE ACTIVISTS BEFORE HANDING OVER CONTROL OF THE BUILDING.

PRO-RUSSIAN ACTIVISTS ACROSS THE REGION HAVE BEEN PROTESTING FOR A REFERENDUM TO SEEK INDEPENDENCE FROM UKRAINE AND FORM CLOSER TIES WITH RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370-WIPE VOTOPS


THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370 CONTINUES THIS MORNING.

SEARCH CREWS DETECTED "PINGS" ON TUESDAY THEY SUSPECT WERE COMING FROM THE PLANE'S BLACK BOX.

AUTHORITIES SUSPECT THE BLACK BOX'S BATTERIES MAY BE FADING, IF THEY HAVEN'T COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF POWER ALREADY. Return to index of stories...


PERU VOLCANO-WIPE VOTOPS


AMAZING VIDEO TO SHOW YOU NOW FROM PERU.

A HUGE VOLCANIC ERUPTION SENDS SMOKE AND ASH SKYWARD.

AUTHORITIES SAY IT'S AN ACTIVE VOLCANO THAT'S ERUPTED AS RECENTLY AS 2006.

LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE TELLING PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE MOUNTAIN TO PLAN FOR EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS SHOULD THE SITUATION GET WORSE. Return to index of stories...


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ANIMAL DISASTER TRAINING-bnc ss


THERE'S AN ANIMAL DISASTER TRAINING WORKSHOP IN FORT MYERS.

THIS WILL BE A HANDS-ON TRAINING DRILL USING SHELTER ANIMALS. THE WORKSHOP IS FOR LOCAL, STATE, FEDERAL, AND NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION DISASTER RESPONDERS.

IT'S FROM 8 TO 2.

APPROXIMATELY 100 RESPONDERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. Return to index of stories...


LEE FCAT TESTING-bnc bnr


LOOKING AHEAD.

FCAT TESTING FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 THRU 10 START MONDAY.

WE HAVE A LIST OF THE SCHEDULE ON OUR WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND CHESS-votops


STUDENTS FROM KINDERGARTEN TO FIFTH GRADE MADE THEIR BEST MOVES SATURDAY IN A GROWING CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE TOURNAMENTS AT PINEWOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ESTERO STARTED BACK IN 2003.

THEN- THERE WERE JUST THREE STUDENTS.

NOW- THERE'S 38,

TEACHER SHELLEY COOPER CONTINUED THE PROGRAM WITH A CHESS COACH EVEN AFTER HER HUSBAND PASSED AWAY BECAUSE OF WHAT IT DOES FOR THE KIDS. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND CHESS-SOT VO


Jacob Stehl

Pinewoods Elementary student

9:40:54-04

You have to be smart, you have to have good memory and you gotta be aware of your surroundings.'

Genesis Carias

Pinewoods Elementary student

9:41:40-49

It takes skill and good sportsmanship but it also takes a lot of thinking, a lot of strategy and planning.'

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TEASE FOUR---


IT'S THE START OF HOLY WEEK FOR CHRISTIANS,

AND THIS PALM SUNDAY- WE HAVE YOU COVERED WITH WHAT YOU NEED KNOW WEATHER WISE.

METEROLOGIST KIRA MINER IS PERFECTING HER STORM WARN 7 FORECAST.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR TODAY- AND THE WEEK AHEAD.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A MOON LIKE THIS?

WHICH DAY THIS WEEK YOU SHOULD TURN YOUR EYES TO THE SKY.

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


TZ4 B) BLOOD MOON-VOTOPS


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LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG


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PALM SUNDAY-OC VO


TODAY IS PALM SUNDAY -- ONE OF THE HOLIEST DAYS ON THE CHRISTIAN CALENDAR.

FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS BELIEVE TODAY MARKS THE DAY JESUS ARRIVED IN JERUSALEM,

ONE WEEK BEFORE HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD AFTER BEING CRUICIFED.

THE BIBLE TEACHES PALM LEAVES WERE LAID IN JESUS' PATH, AND THE DAY IS OFTEN OBSERVED WITH PALM FRONDS AND A PROCESSION.

IT ALSO MARKS THE BEGINNING OF HOLY WEEK, THE FINAL WEEK OF LENT FOR CATHOLICS AND OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT


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MAIN WEATHER


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.

"A very warm Sunday"

"Humidity will start moving back into the area, with rain on Tuesday"

The rest of our weekend will stay nice and dry, with very warm temperatures with a rain back in the forecast by next Tuesday.

Our morning will get off to a mostly sunny start with temperatures remaining comfortable in the middle 60s. We may even see a few areas of patchy fog mainly deep inland. As high pressure remains to the east, it will keep our weather mainly dry through Sunday, with the exception of a few late day isolated showers. A warm southeasterly breeze will allow more humidity to move back into the area leading to a few more scattered 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 upper 60s, with a few showers lingering through the Wednesday/Thursday time frame as this front gets hung up across the region. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD VICTIM-trxOC VO


A SOMBER DAY SATURDAY IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA AS THE CITY SAID GOODBYE TO ONE OF THE SOLDIERS KILLED AT FORT HOOD.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS HELD A PRIVATE FUNERAL FOR SERGEANT FIRST CLASS DANIEL FERGUSEN.

HE WAS ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED AND SERVED ALMOST 21 YEARS IN THE ARMY.

FERGUSEN WAS 39-YEARS-OLD. Return to index of stories...


MO: HIGHWAY SHOOTINGS-trxOC VO


INVESTIGATORS ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO'S BEEN SHOOTING AT VEHICLES ALONG HIGHWAYS IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA.

THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY TWO DOZEN SUCH ATTACKS, WOUNDING THREE DRIVERS. AND THE F-B-I AND A-T-F HAVE NOW JOINED THE INVESTIGATION.

IN ONE CASE, A BULLET STOPPED JUST INCHES FROM WHERE A THREE-AND-A-HALF YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS SITTING.

POLICE REVEALED THEY'VE LINKED 12 OF SOME 20 CASES. BUT WON'T SAY EXACTLY HOW.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING TO SEE IF OTHERS ALSO FIT THE PATTERN. Return to index of stories...


MO: HIGHWAY SHOOTINGS-(2)SOT VO


SOT: EVERYTHING IS WIDE OPEN AS FAR AS WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

SOT: LUCKILY, NO ONE'S BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED YET, BUT IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.

MOST EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS POINT TO A LONE SHOOTER FIRING FROM ANOTHER CAR, POSSIBLY WEARING A SKI MASK.

BUT ANOTHER REPORT REFERS TO A CAR FULL OF SUSPECTS PASSING A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL BACK AND FORTH. Return to index of stories...


CA: FURNITURE STORE FIRE-trxOC VO


BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM OVERNIGHT.

FIRE CREWS IN BERKELEY CALIFORNIA BATTLE A 2-ALARM FIRE.

TAKE A LOOK.

YOU CAN SEE THE GLOW FROM A DISTANCE THERE.

THAT IS A FURNITURE WAREHOUSE.

YOU CAN SEE IT'S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY AREA.

FIRE CREWS ARE STILL ON SCENE, NO WORD ON THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


NV: RANCHER PROTEST-VOTOPS


A DISPUTE BETWEEN A NEVADA RANCHER AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE SPARKED PROTESTS.

THE FIGHT CENTERS AROUND THE GRAZING RIGHTS OF RANCHER CLIVEN BUNDY.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY BUNDY HAS BEEN ILLEGALLY GRAZING HIS CATTLE ON PUBLIC LANDS.

BUNDY CLAIMS HIS RIGHTS TO GRAZE THE LAND DATE BACK TO THE 18-HUNDREDS. Return to index of stories...


TOOL CHEST RECALL-OC VO


WE HAVE A CONSUMER PRODUCT RECALL TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

ABOUT 20-THOUSAND OF THE "WHALEN STAINLESS STEEL TOOL CHESTS" ARE BEING RECALLED, THEY WERE SOLD AT COSTCO.

NEARLY A DOZEN PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED OF "INJURIES". CUTTING THEMSELVES ON THE INSIDE OF THE RIGHT DOOR.

YOU CAN GO TO "WHALEN STORAGE DOT COM" AND CLICK ON RECALLS ON THE TOP RIGHT TO GET A FREE REPAIR KIT. Return to index of stories...


CHIK FIL A NEW SANDWICH-VOTOPS


CHICK-FIL-A IS GRILLIN' UNVEILS THREE NEW "GRILLED" CHICKEN ENTREES 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 GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH, GRILLED CHICKEN CLUB SANDWICH AND GRILLED NUGGETS WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


TUESDAY BLOOD MOON-VOTOPS


AN UNUSUALLY BEAUTIFUL MOON WILL GRACE THE NIGHT SKIES NEXT WEEK.

NASA SAYS THERE WILL BE A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING THAT WILL TURN THE MOON A BURNT REDDISH ORANGE.

IT'S CALLED A BLOOD MOON, AND THIS ONE IS JUST THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FOUR CONSECUTIVE TOTAL ECLIPSES.

WITHIN A YEAR AND A HALF, NORTH AMERICA WILL BE ABLE TO SEE A BLOOD MOON A TOTAL OF FOUR TIMES. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FIVE--


PLANNING A TRIP ON A CRUISE SOON?

DON'T WORRY.

WHAT THE CDC IS DOING TO PREVENT MORE VIRUS OUTBREAKS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) VIRUS OUTBREAK-VOTOPS


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VIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS-ONCAM


VIRAL OUTBREAKS ON SEVERAL CRUISE SHIPS LATELY HAVE PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER.

SCOTT THOMPSON HAS THE LATEST ON AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ILLNESS. Return to index of stories...


VIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

"oh my god, we got so sick, i mean, like, a stomach virus that i've never had before."

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ARE INVESTIGATING THREE SUSPECTED NOROVIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS SAW TWO OF THE OUTBREAKS ON BACK-TO-BACK TOURS.

THE THIRD WAS ON PRINCESS CRUISE'S CROWN PRINCESS.

MORE THAN 350 PEOPLE ABOARD THE SHIPS WERE AFFECTED. SUFFERING NUMEROUS SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING VOMITING AND DIARRHEA.

"down the hallways, you could smell a reeking smell. it was gross."

ACCORDING TO PASSENGERS, CREW MEMBERS WERE DOING THEIR BEST TO TRY AND PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF THE VIRUS.

"they were trying to keep everything clean with sanitizing hand cream and stuff like that, but it just wasn't enough."

"we were constantly cleaning our hands. you couldn't even pick up your own drink, they had to hand you your drink."

NOROVIRUS IS HIGHLY-CONTAGIOUS AND CAN BE PICKED UP THROUGH CONTAMINATED FOOD OR WATER, OR BY TOUCHING CONTAMINATED SURFACES.

"we have so many people together in a closed environment eating in the same place.that's why you see it."

C-D-C OFFICIALS ARE COLLECTING SPECIMEN SAMPLES FROM BOTH SHIPS TO SEND TO THE LAB FOR TESTING.

I'M SCOTT THOMPSON REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


VIRUS OUTBREAKS ON CRUISE SHIPS-ONCAM


DESPITE THE OUTBREAK ON ITS TWO PREVIOUS VOYAGES, THE GRANDEUR OF THE SEA HAS ALREADY DEPARTED AGAIN FOR A 7-NIGHT CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS. Return to index of stories...


CHLEAN VILLIAGE BURNS-trxVOTOPS


AMAZING VIDEO JUST COMING IN THIS MORNING.

A FOREST FIRE IN CHILE HAS BURNED MORE THAN 40 HOMES.

STRONG WINDS FUELED THE FIRE AS PEOPLE TRIED TO ESCAPE THE AREA.

THE FIRES COME JUST MORE THAN A WEEK AFTER NORTHERN CHILE WAS ROCKED BY AN EIGHT-POINT-TWO MAGNITUDE EARTH QUAKE. Return to index of stories...


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ORTIZ SHOOTING-VOTOPS


HERE'S A LOOK AT YOUR TOP STORIES.

A SHOOTING HAS DEPUTIES ON HIGH ALERT OVERNIGHT.

WE KNOW ONE MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

THIS HAPPENED ON HEIMAN AVANUE, JUST EAST OF ORTIZ.

OUR REPORTER ON THE SCENE TELLS US DEPUTIES WERE LOOKING THROUGH TWO VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE CRASHED INTO EACH OTHER.

DEPUTIES SAY THE VICTIM HAS ONLY MINOR INJURIES AND IS NOT COOPERATING WITH THE INVESTIGATION --

STAY WITH ABC-7 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN CANAL-VOTOPS


A CAR PLUNGES INTO A CAPE CORAL CANAL, THE DRIVER MAKES IT OUT SAFELY - BUT THEN, GETS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

THIS HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SOUTH EAST 20TH LANE.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN HIT SEVERAL MAILBOXES AND BROKE A FIRE HYDRANT BEFORE DRIVING INTO THE WATER.

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


COLLIER ATTEMPTED ROBBERY-ONCAM


DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN THE ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF A CONVENIENCE STORE.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 11:30 SATURDAY NIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WENT INTO THE CIRCLE-K AT 61-HUNDRED COLLIER BOULEVARD, ARMED WITH A KNIFE.

HE DEMANDED MONEY FROM THE CLERK, BUT THE CLERK RAN FROM THE BUILDING.

THE SUSPECT RAN TOO.

NOBODY WAS HURT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ROAD RAGE-SSTOPS


A NAPLES MAN IS ARRESTED IN A VIOLENT CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

DEPUTIES SAY 21-YEAR-OLD GRANT GELINAS POINTED A GUN AT ANOTHER VEHICLE AND TOLD THE DRIVER "LEARN HOW TO DRIVE OR GET SHOT."

IT HAPPENED ON IMMOKALEE ROAD IN NAPLES.

THE VICTIMS TOLD DEPUTIES GELINAS ALSO TRIED TO RUN THEM OFF THE ROAD.

DEPUTIES FOUND AN UNLOADED HANDGUN IN GELINAS' GLOVEBOX.

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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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