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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ2 A OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS
HEADLINES TZ2 B JAMES FRANCO-VOTOPS
HL 1) FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) KNIFE ON BUS-SOTVO WEATHER-PWC
HL 3) JAMES FRANCO INSTAGRAM-SSTOPS WEATHER-WXWALL
BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP EYE CLINIC GROUNDBREAKING-VOWIPE
TOSS TO REPORTER-2SH PUSH SS-EANIBOX EYE CLINIC GROUNDBREAKING-SOTVO
FORT MYERS POSSIBLE SHOOTING-LIVEU1-RTR1 OIL DRILLING-VO
FORT MYERS POSSIBLE SHOOTING-VO FLORIDA DRUG DATABASE-VO
FORT MYERS POSSIBLE SHOOTING-LIVEU1-RTR1 VA TECH SHOOTING ANNY-VO
CCI FORMER GUARD-OTS VO-WIPE PUPPY RESCUED FROM PIPE-VOWIPE
CCI FORMER GUARD-SOTVO PUPPY RESCUED FROM PIPE-SOTVO
TEACHER DASH CAM-BNC SOTVOWIPE ROYALS IN AUSTRALIA-VO
TEACHER DASH CAM-SOTVO JAMES FRANCO INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS-VO-SS
LEE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE-TRX-SSTOPS-ONCAM JAMES FRANCO INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS-VOTOPS
RACKATEERING DOCUMENTS-SS-VOWIPE COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
RACKATEERING DOCUMENTS-SOTVO TEASE THREE-POP
KNIFE ON BUS-TRX-SOTVO-TOPS TZ3 A-VO-DISS
WATERMAIN LATEST-VO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP 11PM TZ1) CURE FOR SMOKING-VOTOPS-WIPE
BURNED DOG-VOWIPE 11PM TZ2) PACKER FAN DATING SITE-VOTOPS
BURNED DOG-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
OFFICER INVOLVED CRASH IF YOU WANT IT MATT PRATER-POPMON
AMAZON SALES TAX-VO MATT PRATER-VOTOPS
LIONFISH PROBLEMS-E-ANIBOX-VOFULL MATT PRATER-SOTTOPS
LIONFISH PROBLEMS-SOTVO FGCU BASEBALL-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP FGCU BASEBALL-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE RAYS O'S-VOTOPS
TZ1A SOUTH KOREA FERRY-VOTOPS MIAMI HEAT-POPMON
TZ1 B EYE CLINIC GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS
SOUTH KOREA FERRY-POP VO MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS
SOUTH KOREA FERRY-SOTVO SJN COACH-VOTOPS
MARATHON BACKPACK HOAX-VO SJN COACH-SOTTOP
MARATHON BACKPACK HOAX-SOTVO CHRIS JOHNSON-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AT 7 --

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS.

A 19-YEAR-OLD WOMAN'S THE VICTIM.

TWO CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED.

A LIVE REPORT IS JUST SECONDS AWAY.

44:49 i wish i hadn't it was a mistake i had forgot it it was in my book bag 44:58

HE SAYS HE FORGOT HE HAD THE KNIFE.

AHEAD AT SEVEN-

HEAR FROM THE BOY HIMSELF-

WHO'S ACCUSED OF BRING A KNIFE ON BOARD HIS SCHOOL BUS.

AND ACTOR JAMES FRANCO IS BACK ON INSTAGRAM --

AFTER AN EMBARRASSMENT.

NOW AT 7 --

WHY HE HAS ALL HIS FANS TAKING SELFIES.

YOUR NEWS STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) FORT MYERS SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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HL 2) KNIFE ON BUS-SOTVO


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HL 3) JAMES FRANCO INSTAGRAM-SSTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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TOSS TO REPORTER-2SH PUSH SS-EANIBOX


AND IT STARTS WITH BREAKING NEWS!

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR A GUNMAN AFTER A 19-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS SHOT IN FORT MYERS.

I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON

AND I'M JEFF BUTERA.

LET'S EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHERE THIS HAPPENED.

AT A HOUSE ON ZANA DRIVE IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS POSSIBLE SHOOTING-LIVEU1-RTR1


I WANT YOU TO FOCUS YOUR ATTENTION ON THAT BEIGE HOUSE BEHIND ME

THATS WHERE DETECTIVES TELL US A 19 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO SHOT--WHILE

TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WERE INSIDE.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER AT THIS HOUR-- Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS POSSIBLE SHOOTING-VO


DETECTIVES TELL US A 19 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO SHOT--WHILE

TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WERE INSIDE.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTER AT THIS HOUR--

DETECTIVES TELL US SOMEONE CALLED 9-1-1 SAYING A WOMAN HAD BEEN SHOT.

SHE WAS TRAUMA ALERTED TO LMH IN CRITICAL BUT STABLE CONDITION.

WE DID SEE A SMALL INFANT REMOVED FROM THE HOME-

DETECTIVES TELL US A 5 AND 6 YEAR OLD WERE INSIDE DURING THE SHOOTING.

WERE TOLD THE KIDS ARE UNHARMED AND NOW WITH FAMILY.

RIGHT NOW POLICE AND DETECTIVES REMAIN ON SCENE- TALKING WITH WITNESSES.

STAY WITH ABC-7 AS WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS POSSIBLE SHOOTING-LIVEU1-RTR1


WERE TOLD THEY DO HAVE PERSONS OF INTERESTS--

BUT NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU ARE URGED TO CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


CCI FORMER GUARD-OTS VO-WIPE


NEW AT SEVEN-

A FORMER GUARD IS TALKING TO ABC-7 ABOUT WHAT HE SAYS ARE UNSAFE CONDITIONS INSIDE THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE.

THIS COMES AFTER RECENT REPORTS OF AN INMATE DEATH--

AND PRISONERS WHO MAY HAVE HAD ACCESS TO A GUN.

THESE ARE BOTH ONGOING, STATEWIDE INVESTIGATIONS.

KEN SMITH.A FORMER PRISON GUARD WE TALKED TO SAYS EVERYONE'S SAFETY IS ON THE LINE.

HE TELLS US THERE WEREN'T ENOUGH GUARDS TO HANDLE THE NEARLY 1300 PRISONERS. Return to index of stories...


CCI FORMER GUARD-SOTVO


"I think it's only going to get worse. I mean, for staff and for the inmates. it's just. it's. it's really unsafe at this point."

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ARE WORKING T E INVESTIGATION -

SPOKESPERSONS FOR BOTH AGENCIES TELL US THEY CAN'T COMMENT ABOUT ONGOING CASES. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER DASH CAM-BNC SOTVOWIPE


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

A COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER UNDER ARREST FOR D-U-I AND POSESSION OF COCAINE.

SHE'S ON DASH CAM VIDEO RIGHT DEPUTIES PULLED HER OVER!

LISTEN-

Subtitle: 13

49:45 Teacher: "I'm in the back of a cop car. Hahah."

IN THE BACK OF THE COP CAR --

SHE TELLS THE OFFICER QUOTE "I'M GOING TO BE FIRED, THANKS A LOT."

SHE'S SLURRING HER WORDS WITH HER HANDS IN CUFFS. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER DASH CAM-SOTVO


42:15 Teacher: "I just want to go sleep. I'm going to jail.

42:23 "Am I going to be in a cell?"

Officer: "That's the way the jail works."

Teacher: "Am I going to be in a cell?

Officer: "Most likely."

Teacher: "No I can't do that. 42:43 I like freaking down comforters."

THE FIFTH GRADE TEACHER QUESTIONED THE OFFICER WHO WAS WRITING UP THE REPORT AND EVEN CURSED SEVERAL TIMES.

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LEE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE-TRX-SSTOPS-ONCAM


AND LEE COUNTY TEACHER NANCY VAUGHN IS STILL IN JAIL TONIGHT --

CHARGED WITH HER SECOND D-U-I IN TWO YEARS.

THE DISTRICT SAYS THEY DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC POLICY ABOUT DEALING WITH REPEAT OFFENDERS.

FOR NOW --

VAUGHN HAS ALSO BEEN REASSIGNED AND WILL BE PAID DURING THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


RACKATEERING DOCUMENTS-SS-VOWIPE


AN ILLEGAL NATIONWIDE GAMBLING RING - OPERATED FROM RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THOMAS WELCH WAS ARRESTED LAST WEEK AT HIS COLLIER COUNTY HOUSE AFTER A RAID BY FEDERAL AGENTS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE MASTERMINDED AN ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING SCHEME -- THEN THREATENED PEOPLE WHO OWED HIM MONEY.

USERS WOULD LOG IN TO HIS WEBSITE AND GAMBLE ON SPORTING EVENTS.

WHEN THEY LOST -- AND DIDN'T PAY UP -- THE WARRANT SAYS WELCH AND HIS AGENTS THREATENED THEM. Return to index of stories...


RACKATEERING DOCUMENTS-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

BARBARA NEISS

NEIGHBOR

"it's frightening because this is a quiet neighhborhood with children playing around and so strange.

WELCH FACES RACKETEERING - EXTORTION AND MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES.

HE IS BEING HELD IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON A 245-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

WELCH IS SCHEDULED TO BE BACK IN COURT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


KNIFE ON BUS-TRX-SOTVO-TOPS


7:27 this is the first time something like this happened he has never been in trouble 37:32

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44:38 i was shaken up a little bit and scared

NEW AT 7 --

YOU ARE HEARING FROM A FORT MYERS 5TH GRADER -- AND HIS FATHER.

VLADIMY MESIDOR WAS ARRESTED FOR BRINGING A KNIFE ON A SCHOOL BUS.

MESIDOR WAS ON THE BUS HOME FROM RAY POTTORF ELEMENTARY.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS-- HE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH ANOTHER STUDENT.

WHEN HIS SHIRT CAME UP--THE OTHER BOY IN THE FIGHT SAW THE KNIFE.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS AT NO TIME DID THE STUDENT THREATEN TO USE IT OR PULL IT OUT.

THE FATHER SAYS IT WAS AN ACCIDENT AND MESIDOR HAS NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE.

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WATERMAIN LATEST-VO


DOZENS OF BUSINESSES ARE UNDER A BOIL WATER NOTICE TONIGHT AFTER A WATER MAIN BREAK ON THE CAPE.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ALONG VISCAYA PARKWAY NEAR SOUTHEAST 12TH AVENUE.

CREWS REPAIRED THE BREAK THIS MORNING.

28 BUSINESSES IN THE AREA ARE UNDER A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE.

THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL SAYS IT EXPECTS TO CANCEL THE BOIL WATER NOTICE BY FRIDAY.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN THAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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BURNED DOG-VOWIPE


TODAY --

THE ARCADIA MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING HIS DOG ON FIRE --

TALKED EXCLUSIVELY TO ABC-7!

LARRY WALLACE IS HOME TONIGHT AFTER BONDING OUT OF JAIL.

HE CLAIMS HE'S INNOCENT

WE ASKED IF HE DIDN'T DO IT --

WHO DID?

WE ALSO SHOWED WALLACE PICTURES OF THE DOG HOPE ON HER ROAD TO RECOVERY --

A DOG HE REMEMBERS BY A DIFFERENT NAME. Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG-SOTVO


"I miss her Reina Bell that was her name/ "You didn't do this? No, I didn't do that. Who did it? The children back there playing with the dog."

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CONTINUE TO DEFEND WALLACE.

THEY SAY WALLACE IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY BECAUSE HE HAS ALZHEIMER'S.

HOPE IS GETTING BETTER UNDER THE CARE OF VETS AT A SPECIAL CLINIC IN TAMPA.

IT WILL BE A YEAR BEFORE SHE CAN BE ADOPTED. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INVOLVED CRASH IF YOU WANT IT


BRAND NEW PICTURES INTO THE ABC7 NEWSROOM OF AN OFFICER INVOLVED CRASH.

YOU CAN SEE A TRUCK AND A FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT CRUISER DAMAGED.

THIS IS AT LAREDO AND ORTIZ AVENUES.

OUR CREW ON SCENE SAYS THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK WAS TAKEN TO LEE MEMORIAL.

OFFICER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

NO WORD ON HIS CONDITION -- OR THE CONDITION OF THE OFFICER.

WE'LL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON SALES TAX-VO


IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON BUYING SOMETHING ON AMAZON, YOU'D BE SMART TO DO IT BEFORE MAY.

THAT'S BECAUSE ABC7 FOUND OUT TODAY --

AMAZON WILL START CHARGING SALES TAX ON FLORIDA CUSTOMERS MAY FIRST.

THIS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE--

IT'S BUILDING MASSIVE WAREHOUSES IN HILLSBOROUGH AND POLK COUNTIES.

OPENING A PHYSICAL LOCATION HERE MEANS THEY MUST CHARGE SALES TAX TOO. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH PROBLEMS-E-ANIBOX-VOFULL


LOOKING AHEAD --

THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY --

DIVERS FROM AROUND THE STATE WILL SWARM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S COAST.

THEY'LL VENTURE OUT INTO THE WATER IN AN EFFORT TO CAPTURE AND KILL THE VENOMOUS LIONFISH --

A FISH NOT NATIVE TO FLORIDA AND WREAKING HAVOC ON MARINE LIFE.

TODAY --

THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION AGREED TO A DRAFT LIST OF RULES--

THAT WOULD BAN THE IMPORTING OF LIONFISH TO BE SOLD IN LOCAL AQUARIUM SHOPS. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH PROBLEMS-SOTVO


Mike Campbell

0:15

Lee County Marine Biologist

It's like locking the barn door after the horse is out. Anything is

helpful but at this point the big problem is not people releasing them

it's that they are out there reproducing in high numbers.

THE INVASIVE SPECIES IS

DEVASTATING TO THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM- EATING ALMOST ANYTHING IT CAN.

NOTHING EATS IT.

LEE COUNTY IS BACKING THE MAY EVENT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


THERE WAS TRAGEDY AT SEA-

THE SEARCH IS ON TONIGHT-

FOR SURVIVORS OF A DEADLY FERRY ACCIDENT.

WHAT AUTHORITIES ARE DOING TO FIND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON BOARD.

PLUS A NEW EYE HOSPITAL IS COMING TO FORT MYERS.

WHAT THIS NEW CLINIC CAN OFFER YOU THAT OTHERS DON'T.

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TZ1A SOUTH KOREA FERRY-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B EYE CLINIC GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS


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SOUTH KOREA FERRY-POP VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS CONTINUES OFF SOUTH KOREA'S COAST.

A FERRY SUNK YESTERDAY.

NIGHT HAS FALLEN --

BUT RESCUERS ARE STILL SEARCHING AS WE SPEAK.

THE FERRY CARRYING 462 PEOPLE SANK IN MURKY, COLD WATER.

NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ARE STILL MISSING.

MANY ON BOARD WERE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON A 14 HOUR VOYAGE TO A KOREAN RESORT ISLAND.

THEIR FRANTIC PARENTS ARE WAITING ANXIOUSLY FOR ANY NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA FERRY-SOTVO


NATS: Women crying/ Man shouting

SOME GOT TEXT MESSAGES SAYING "I CAN'T GET OFF" OR "I LOVE YOU."

BUT AT THIS POINT, NO ONE KNOWS WHAT CAUSED THE SHIP TO SINK

SEVERAL SURVIVORS DID SAY THEY HEARD A "LOUD IMPACT" BEFORE THE SHIP STARTED LISTING AND ROLLING ON ITS SIDE.

THERE ARE FEARS THE DEATH TOLL COULD RISE DRASTICALLY. Return to index of stories...


MARATHON BACKPACK HOAX-VO


THE MAN CHARGED IN A BOMB HOAX ON THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS-

IS IN JAIL.

HIS BOND SET AT 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

PROSECUTORS SAY KEVIN EDSON LEFT A BACKPACK CONTAINING A RICE COOKER AT THE FINISH LINE FOR THIS YEAR'S MARATHON.

THAT RICE COOKER WAS FILLED WITH CONFETTI.

EDSON IS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A HOAX DEVICE AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. Return to index of stories...


MARATHON BACKPACK HOAX-SOTVO


SOT: VOICE OF SUSAN TERRY/ PROSECUTOR

'I knew what I was doing, it was being conceived in my head, it's symbolism

come on'. The performance got the best of me'.

THE RICE COOKER INSIDE THE BACKPACK WAS FILLED WITH CONFETTI--

A CRUEL REFERENCE TO THE PRESSURE COOKER BOMBS THAT EXPLODED A YEAR AGO.KILLING 3 PEOPLE AND INJURING MORE THAN 250.

EDSON HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A HOAX DEVICE AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


ABC-7 IS TRYING TO FIND OUT-

IF OIL DRILLING IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WHAT WE'VE LEARNED AFTER THE STATE WOULD NOT YANK A PERMIT FOR THE DRILLING COMPANY.

PLUS-

JAMES FRANCO HAS A LOT OF INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS-

AND MAYBE SOME MORE BOOK SALES TOO!

WHY HE ASKED HIS FANS TO TAKE SELFIES OF THEMSELVES-

ON INSTAGRAM. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B JAMES FRANCO-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


"Rain and storms move back in for Thursday"

Despite the extra clouds yesterday along with a few rain areas, temperatures managed to reach the middle to upper 80s during the day. We got a brief break from the heat and humidity today with daytime highs running a few degrees cooler.

Through the late afternoon hours, expect variable clouds across the area with a few rays of sunshine breaking through from time to time. Temperatures today stayed rather cool for this time of year as many spots topped out into the upper 70s to right around 80° along with lower humidity. As the day comes to a close, a stray shower or sprinkle is still possible across parts of southern Collier county.

This evening expect the clouds to linger along with mainly dry weather. Temperatures won't be as cool as they settle into the middle 60s area wide.

Winds will turn more easterly on Thursday allowing temperatures to warm into the middle 80s. The stalled out front to our south will return north with moisture moving back into the area. As a result scattered showers and even a few strong storms will be possible especially during the afternoon. Skies will stay pretty cloudy through Friday, as we watch another system approach the Florida peninsula. This will keep rain and a few storms in the forecast on Friday and through early Saturday morning. Afternoon highs will run in the 80s, while lows remain in the 60s. As this system pulls east, forecast models are hinting at a sunnier and drier Easter weekend with highs in the middle to upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


EYE CLINIC GROUNDBREAKING-VOWIPE


A NEW STATE OF THE ART *EYE* HOSPITAL IS HEADED TO SOUJTHWEST FLORIDA.

HERE'S A FIRST LOOK AT THE RENDERING FOR THE BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUTE AT NAPLES.

IT'S GETTING BUILT ON U-S 41 AND CYPRESS WOODS DRIVE NEAR DOWNTOWN.

THE INSTITUTE ALREADY OFFERS PATIENT CARE IN NAPLES,

BUT THIS WOULD EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO ALLOW FOR CLINICAL TRIALS AND EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


EYE CLINIC GROUNDBREAKING-SOTVO


take sot

1:55:13-26

Kim Etzel

Naples

"going to the other coast when you're busy or not bus isnt easy,

because you have to plan ahead, theres the gas millage, the wear and

tear and everything. it tok a lot of time and energy but you would do

anything for your child."

THE 20-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT FACILITY WILL COST 25 MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD AND STOCK. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING-VO


ABC-7 IS TRYING TO FIND OUT IF COLLIER COUNTY OIL DRILLING IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING-

THIS COMES AFTER THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION SAYS IT WILL NOT DENY THE PLANS TO DRILL.

THAT IS IN RESPONSE TO A STATE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION NOT TO DRILL.

THE D-E-P IS STILL WAITING ON ONE MORE RECOMMENDATION BEFORE A FINAL RULING. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA DRUG DATABASE-VO


SOME FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WANT TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE STATE'S PRESCRIPTION-DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM.

THE TWO-YEAR OLD DATABASE CONTAINS MORE THAN 8-MILLION PRESCRIPTIONS.

ONLY POLICE AND HEALTH OFFICIALS WOULD BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SITE.

THE PROPOSAL COMES AFTER THE STATE RELEASED THE DRUG HISTORIES OF MORE THAN 33-HUNDRED PEOPLE LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


VA TECH SHOOTING ANNY-VO


SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY-

A LONE GUNMAN WALKED ON THE VIRGINIA TECH CAMPUS-

OPENING FIRE-

KILLING 32 PEOPLE BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

THE TWENTY-THREE YEAR OLD WAS A VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR MAJORING IN ENGLISH.

THE SHOOTINGS TOOK PLACE AT TWO BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS,

A CO-ED DORMITORY AND THE ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS BUILDING.

THE MASSACRE WAS THE DEADLIEST SHOOTING RAMPAGE IN U-S HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY RESCUED FROM PIPE-VOWIPE


MUST SEE VIDEO AT SEVEN-

IT WAS AN UNUSUAL CALL FOR FIREFIGHTERS IN SAINT LOUIS.

WATCH WHAT THEY DID.

A WOMAN'S PUPPY GOT STUCK IN THE HOME'S SEWER SYSTEM.

YOU CAN SEE CREWS SURROUNDING THE PIPE.

THE OWNER SAYS HER PUPPY "STORM" TRIED TO JUMP OVER THE OPEN DRAIN AND MISSED. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY RESCUED FROM PIPE-SOTVO


It's not something we deal with normally. You don't train everyday for a puppy in a well. It's more house fires and medical for humans.

BUTTED TO

His name definitely fits him cause he created all of this.

IT TOOK THEM THREE HOURS TO GET HIM OUT!

ALL IS WELL IN THE WORLD TODAY. Return to index of stories...


ROYALS IN AUSTRALIA-VO


BRITAIN'S PRINCE WILLIAM, HIS WIFE, AND THEIR BABY SON GEORGE ARE IN AUSTRALIA TONIGHT.

THIS VIDEO SHOW THEM GETTING OFF THE PLANE.

IT'S THE SECOND LEG OF THEIR THREE-WEEK TOUR THAT STARTED IN NEW ZEALAND.

THE ROYAL FAMILY WILL MEET WITH VICTIMS OF BRUSH FIRES IN THE NEARBY BLUE MOUNTAINS.

THEY'LL ALSO VISIT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


JAMES FRANCO INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS-VO-SS


JAMES FRANCO IS TAKING TO INSTAGRAM.

AGAIN!

THIS TIME THE ACTOR AND WRITER POSTED A PHOTO SIMPLY SAYING-

"IF YOU POST A PIC OF YOU HOLDING ONE OF MY BOOKS IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE, I'LL FOLLOW."

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

WITHIN MINUTES-

HUNDREDS OF FRANCO SELFIES WERE UPLOADED.

FRANCO HELD ON TO HIS WORD AND FOLLOWED BACK HIS LOYAL FANS. Return to index of stories...


JAMES FRANCO INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS-VOTOPS


THIS COMES AFTER THE ACTOR TOOK TO INSTAGRAM-

ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO PICK UP A TEEANGE GIRL.

BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE CALLING THIS LATEST STUNT A MARKETING PLOY-

TRYING TO INCREASE THE ACTOR'S BOOK SALES. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE WORST TEAM IN THE NBA GETS SOLD---- THE PRICE TAG MIGHT SHOCK YOU----

LOCAL NFL STAR-- MATT PRATER--- HAS A BIG LEG-- BUT A BIGGER HEART-- WE'LL EXPLAIN Return to index of stories...


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) CURE FOR SMOKING-VOTOPS-WIPE


RESEARCH ON ROMANCE TURNS TO A STUDY ON SMOKING.

AT ELEVEN: WHAT LOVE AND NICOTINE HAVE IN COMMON --

AND THE CURE TO KICKING THE HABIT. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) PACKER FAN DATING SITE-VOTOPS


FOOTBALL FANS LOOKING FOR LOVE --

AND AT LEAST ONE THING IN COMMON --

THEY'RE LOVE FOR THE GREEN BAY FOOTBALL.

AT ELEVEN --

SEE THE NEW DATING SITE FOR THE DEVOTED PACKER BACKERS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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MATT PRATER-POPMON


LAST YEAR WAS REALLY GOOD YEAR IF YOUR NAME WAS MATT PRATER--- THE ESTERO GRAD--- MADE A TRIP TO THE SUPER BOWL -- WAS SELECTED TO THE PRO BOWL--- AND SET AN NFL RECORD BY KICKING A 64 YARD FIELD GOAL---- LIFE HAS BEEN GOOD TO HIM--- SO HE DECIDE TO RETURN THE FAVOR Return to index of stories...


MATT PRATER-VOTOPS


PRATER--- WAS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY--- GIVING BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY---

MATT DONATED A CHECK TO THE MILITARY VETERANS OF FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

PRATERS DAD IS A VETERAN OF THE NAVY AND A PROFESSOR AT FGCU

THE MONEY DONATED WILL HELP SOLDIERS ADJUST TO CIVILIAN LIFE AFTER SERVING THEIR COUNTRY--- Return to index of stories...


MATT PRATER-SOTTOPS


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FGCU BASEBALL-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT THE FGCU EAGLES LEARNED FIRST HAND--- WHY FLORIDA IS RANKED 18TH IN THE NATION---

THE GATORS CONTROLLED THINGS FROM THE GET GO-- WINNING 7-1

BUT THE REAL SEASON CONTINUES ON THURSDAY --- WHEN THE EAGLES GET BACK TO CONFERNCE PLAY Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASEBALL-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RAYS O'S-VOTOPS


IT'S WINTER COAT TIME IN BALTIMORE--- LITTLE CHILI FOR THE RAYS AND ORIOLES--

5TH-- ADAM JONES AT THE DISH---- HAPPY BIRTHDAY--- COULDN'T HAVE PLACED THIS ANY BETTER. STAYS FAIR -- ONE RUN SCORES---

THAT KIND OF DAY FOR THE RAYS-- THEY LOSE 3-0 Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-POPMON


THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS--- HAVE PLAYED 81 GAMES THIS YEAR--- THEY'VE MANAGED TO WIN 15 OF THOSE GAMES--- THAT IS NOT GOOD---- BUT THAT DID NOT DISCOURAGE WESLEY EDENS AND MARC LAS-RY-- TODAY THE DUO BOUGHT THE BUCKS FOR 550 MILLION DOLLARS--- SO IF YOU DO THE MATH --- THAT'S 36 MILLION DOLLARS A WIN--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS


AT THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM--- THE MIAMI HEAT---

TONIGHT THE HEAT WRAP UP THE REGULAR SEASON----- AT HOME AGAINST PHILADELPHIA---

MIAMI HAS THE SECOND SEED ALL WRAPPED UP IN THE EASTERN CONFERNCE----

AND FACE EITHER CHARLOTTE OR WASHINGTON IN THE FIRST ROUND--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


SJN COACH-VOTOPS


EARLIER THIS MONTH --- ST. JOHN NEUMANN GOT THEMSELVES A NEW BOYS BASKETBALL COACH---

MATT PAUL WILL LEAD THE CELTICS NEXT YEAR---

PAUL WAS A BASKETBALL STAR AT LELY HIGH SCHOOL-- THEN WENT ON TO PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER---

HE'S GLAD TO BE BACK HOME --- AND SAYS THE CELTICS WILL BE A FUN TEAM TO WATCH NEXT WINTER Return to index of stories...


SJN COACH-SOTTOP


WAIT Return to index of stories...


CHRIS JOHNSON-VOTOPS


SPEEDY RUNNING BACK CHRIS JOHNSON HIS HEADING TO THE BIG APPLE TO PLAY FOR THE JETS---

JOHNSON--- CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FASTEST GUYS IN THE NFL--- HAS RUSHED FOR AT LEAST 1-THOUSAND YARDS IN EACH OF HIS 6 YEARS IN THE LEAGUE--

IT'S A 2 YEAR DEAL WORTH UP TO 9 MILLION DOLLARS Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE A GREEN BAY PACKERS FAN AND YOU'RE LOOKING FOR LOVE---- WE'VE GOT A WEBSITE FOR YOU---

IT'S CALLED--- GREEN BAY PACKER LOVERS.COM AND IT'S A NEW DATING SITE-- FOR CHEESEHEADS LOOKING FOR A RELATIONSHIP---

SO FAR 500 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...