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DIRECTORS PAGE FSU RESPONDS TO NYT-2SH-VO
HEADLINES CHELSEA CLINTON PREGNANT-OTS-SOTVO
HL 1) TICE 19 YEAR OLD SHOT-NATVO NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) GOLDEN GATE FIRE-VOTOPS TEASE TWO---------
HL 3) SELFIRE TAKER KICKED-NATVO TZ2 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-SOTVO
FIRST WX-CLIP JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WX-WX CNTR WEATHER-PWC
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP B WEATHER-WXWALL
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-VOTOPS-OBX EARTHLIKE PLANET FOUND-trxSSTOPS
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-LIVEU1 USPS DELIVERY DISPUTE-2SH-ONCAM
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-VO SWFL HOME PERMITS-trxVOTOPS
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-SOTVO FCAT COMPLAINTS-OTS-VO
GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-LIVEU1 FCAT COMPLAINTS-SOTVO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-2SH-VO
FM SHOOTING DEATH-2SH-SS-VO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-SOTVO
FM SHOOTING DEATH-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
TICE 19 YEAR OLD SHOT-trxVOTOPS-SS TEASE THREE-POP
TICE 19 YEAR OLD SHOT-SOTVO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP B
NAPLES HOME INVASION-OTS-VO 11PM TZ1) TRUCK INTO BUILDING-NATSVO
NAPLES HOME INVASION-SOTVO 11PM TZ2) CANCER SEEING GLASSES-VOTOPS
FM WOMAN RUN OVER BY CAR-WIPE-VOTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FM WOMAN RUN OVER BY CAR-SOTVO TULSA HOOPS-VOTOPS
SUNRISE HIGH SCHOOL STABBING-trxVOTOPS NFL SKILLS CAMP-POPMON
CCI DEATH UPDATE-OTS-VO NFL SKILLS CAMP-VOTOPS
TRAFFIC OPEN-CLIP NFL SKILLS CAMP-SOTVO
I75 TICE OVERPASS FOLO-SSTOP-FLY-VO CHAD JOHNSON-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP B FLORIDA PRO DAY-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- FLORIDA PRO DAY-SOTTOPS
TZ1 SELFIE TAKER KICKED-VOTOPS JABARI PARKER-VOTOPS
TZ1 FL MAN TACKLES WOMAN-VOTOPS PGA GOLF-POPMON
SELFIE TAKER KICKED IN HEAD-trxVOTOPS PGA GOLF-VOTOPS
REAL HOUSEWIFE PORSHA ARRESTED-OTS-VO JAYS TWINS-VOTOPS
FL MAN TACKLES WOMAN-EBOX-VOFULL FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
NAPLES FALSE CHECKS-trxSSTOPS-OC GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
NAPLES SUSPICIOUS BOAT-VOTOPS  


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HEADLINES


nats of fight

THIS BRUTAL STREET FIGHT IS JUST THE BEGINNING--

NOW AT 7--

NEIGHBORS TELL ABC 7 IT'S THE REASON FOR A SHOOTING THAT SENT A NEW MOTHER IN THE HOSPITAL.

PLUS --

FIRE DESTROYS A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOUSE.

LIGHTNING SPARKED.

JUST SECONDS AWAY --

ABC 7 IS LIVE AT THE HOUSE WITH WHAT THE HOMEOWNERS WILL DO TONIGHT.

nats of horn

AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE FOCUSED ON YOURSELF FOR YOUR SELFIE.

HOW THIS GUY IS CASHING IN ON HIS PHOTO FAIL.

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


HL 1) TICE 19 YEAR OLD SHOT-NATVO


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HL 2) GOLDEN GATE FIRE-VOTOPS


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HL 3) SELFIRE TAKER KICKED-NATVO


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FIRST WX-CLIP


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FIRST WX-WX CNTR


TRACKING SHOWERS AND STORMS

Storms are already firing up on the First Alert Live Radar this afternoon and will continue through the evening and into the night. Some of these storms will be strong to possible severe, with the main threats being very heavy downpours, gusty winds, hail and lots of thunder and lightning.

Through the evening hours, the storms move out over the Gulf of Mexico as we head into the night. Overnight, we'll stay warm and muggy under mainly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

For tomorrow, we'll see mainly cloudy skies. There will be showers and storms popping up again, but it looks like it will be another late day event as an area of low pressure moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. If you have plans early in the day even into the midday time frame, you shouldn't have any problems. The late afternoon and evening plans could be a bit of a mess, though. Expect that some of the storms that pop up could once again be on the strong to severe side and they will likely last into the overnight and even Saturday morning.

Through the day Saturday, we'll dry things out and even get the sunshine to return. Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the lower 80s.

If you are planning to attend sunrise services on Easter Sunday, temperatures will be near 60 degrees. That is rather cool by Southwest Florida standards for this time of year, so you may want the light sweater for that early morning time frame. Then we'll warm to the lower to mid 80s for Easter Sunday afternoon. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP B


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GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-VOTOPS-OBX


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW AT SEVEN --

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THIS IS ALL THAT'S LEFT OF A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOUSE --

AFTER LIGHTNING STRUCK THIS AFTERNOON.

THE GARAGE BURST INTO FLAMES.

A GRANDMOTHER AND HER TWO GRANDCHILDREN WERE INSIDE WHEN THE FIRE STARTED.

THEY'RE OKAY, BUT TWO FIREFIGHTERS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL.

LET'S GET RIGHT TO ABC 7'S HOLLIE HOJECK WHO'S AT THE HOUSE.

HOLLIE--

SHOWS US THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-LIVEU1


TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHARRED ROOF AND GARAGE BEHIND ME-- JUST BEHIND

THAT--WERE TOLD ARE TWO CHILDREN'S BEDROOMS THAT LIVE HERE.

A FATHER, GRANDMOTHER AND TWO SMALL CHILDREN WERE INSIDE THE HOME

BEHIND ME WHEN THE FIRE STARTED--

TONIGHT EVERYONE IS DOING OK. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-VO


I WANT TO SHOW YOU VIDEO FROM EARLIER--

THE GRANDMOTHER WAS INSIDE WITH HER TWO GRAND KIDS AND THEIR FATHER--

WHEN SHE SAYS SHE HEARD A LOUD BOOM--

SHE SAYS SHE GRABBED THE KIDS TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE-- BUT THE FLAMES

WERE SO BIG IN THE FRONT-- THEY HAD TO TURN AROUND AND RUN OUT THE

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GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-SOTVO


Rocio Mora, Fire Victim

SOT

:41:41

i went to open the garage and whenever i open it -- all the flames go

rushing over me.

"and what did you think."

nothing! run! to get the kids and the dogs out.

:10

FIRE OFFICIALS THINK IT WAS A LIGHTENING STRIKE THAT STARTED THE FIRE

IN THE GARAGE.

WERE TOLD THE FLAMES QUICKLY DESTROYED THE GARAGE---

AND THERE IS HEAVY SMOKE DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRE-LIVEU1


WE DO KNOW THE RED CROSS IS HELPING THE FAMILY FIND A PLACE TO STAY TONIGHT.

FIRE OFFICIALS TELL US IT WILL BE SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THEY KNOW THE

FULL EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE.

REPORTING LIVE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HH ABC7. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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FM SHOOTING DEATH-2SH-SS-VO


TONIGHT AT 7 --

WE'RE UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE VICTIM OF AN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING --

IN A HISTORIC FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD.

OFFICERS FOUND 40 YEAR OLD TONY SEAY DEAD IN THE STREET FROM GUNSHOT WOUNDS.

ABC-7 LOOKED INTO SEAY'S PAST AND LEARNED HE WAS ARRESTED 17 TIMES IN LEE COUNTY.

LAST NIGHT - OFFICERS GOT A 9-1-1 CALL SAYING A MAN WAS LYING IN THE MIDDLE OF MONTEVISTA STREET.

SEAY WAS DEAD WHEN THEY ARRIVED. Return to index of stories...


FM SHOOTING DEATH-SOTVO


Mary Murray

Neighbor

"This is a family neighborhood, this was a school night. People could

have been out walking their dogs at 10:30 at night, kids could have

been driving around coming home from the high school, an event, stray

bullets "

INVESTIGATORS RE STILL LOOKING FOR THE GUNMAN.

THEY TELL ABC7 THIS IS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT AND NO ONE IN NEARBY NEIGHBORHOODS IS IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


TICE 19 YEAR OLD SHOT-trxVOTOPS-SS


SCREAMING, FIGHTING

THIS VIDEO JUST SURFACED.

IT SHOWS A FIGHT THAT OFFICERS BELIEVE LED TO THE SHOOTING OF A 19-YEAR-OLD FORT MYERS GIRL.

SCREAMING --

PUNCHING --

YOU CAN EVEN HEAR A WARNING SHOT.

THEN YOU CAN SEE A TEENAGE BOY PASS OF A BABY --

AND HOLD UP A GUN.

FAMILY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TELL ABC7--

THIS BRAWL IS WHAT LED UP TO A SHOOTING WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE VICTIM --

19-YEAR-OLD NEW MOTHER SHANQUASIA HARRIS.

FRIENDS TELL US SHE WAS SHOT IN THE SIDE.

AND THAT HER BOYFRIEND DID IT. Return to index of stories...


TICE 19 YEAR OLD SHOT-SOTVO


no name

no face

14:10 revenge because the girl that got beat up got beat up real bad 14:14 it was horrible

NEIGHBORS SAY -- IT WAS RETALIATION FOR THIS FIGHT ON MONDAY.

DEPUTIES FOUND HER BLEEDING INSIDE HER HOUSE.

HER FAMILY SAYS SHE IS GOING TO BE OKAY.

FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE THE VIDEO AND A PERSON OF INTEREST. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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NAPLES HOME INVASION-OTS-VO


DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

SECURITY CAMERAS CAUGHT MASKED GUNMEN MOMENTS BEFORE THEY BROKE INTO A NAPLES HOUSE AND HELD A FAMILY HOSTAGE.

THE VIDEO SHOWS THE FIFTH VIOLENT HOME INVASION AND ROBBERY IN COLLIER COUNTY SINCE FEBRUARY.

ALL REMAIN UNSOLVED.

INVESTIGATORS WILL NOT CONFIRM THE FIVE ARE LINKED.

THEY THINK IT IS LIKELY BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF SIMILARITIES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-SOTVO


Lt. John Morrisseau/1:15 "They seem to be pretty organized and pretty calm and comfortable with what they're doing."

--BUTT SOT--

Lt. John Morrisseau/2:08 "This is our main priority right now for the task force. It's our only priority. This is what we're working on every day."

THERE'S A SPECIAL TASK FORCE TO SOLVE THESE CRIMES.

THEY HOPE THIS VIDEO LEADS TO A BREAK. Return to index of stories...


FM WOMAN RUN OVER BY CAR-WIPE-VOTOPS


TWO WOMEN ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION RIGHT NOW --

AFTER A DRIVER RAN THEM OVER IN LEE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING AT A GAS STATION --

NEAR PALM BEACH BOULEVARD AND KINGSTON DRIVE.

WITNESSES SAY AN ARGUMENT ESCALATED --

WHEN THE DRIVER OF A P-T CRUISER RAN OVER ONE WOMAN, BACKED UP, THEN HIT ANOTHER.

THE VICTIMS WERE HOSPITALIZED.

THE DRIVER -- TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR QUESTIONING. Return to index of stories...


FM WOMAN RUN OVER BY CAR-SOTVO


ALEXIS JOHNSON

EYEWITNESS

i was getting gas trying to mind my own business and see the truck pull in front of me like what the hecks going on next thing i see screaming and ladies getting run over basically

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT RELEASING THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS OR THE DRIVER OF THE P-T CRUISER.

NO ONE'S BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


SUNRISE HIGH SCHOOL STABBING-trxVOTOPS


A SOUTH FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL IS NOW FACING ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES.

POLICE IN SUNRISE SAY 18-YEAR OLD KIMANIE KING STABBED ANOTHER STUDENT EARLIER TODAY.

THE VICTIM SHOULD SURVIVED.

AND WE FOUND OUT --

THE ATTACK HAPPENED IN THE SCHOOL'S GYM AFTER STUDENTS ARGUED OVER A BASKETBALL GAME. Return to index of stories...


CCI DEATH UPDATE-OTS-VO


ABC-7 IS BRINGING YOU MORE ON AN INVESTIGATION INTO A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PRISON.

STATE AGENTS ARE LOOKING INTO THE DEATH OF AN INMATE AND IF PRISONERS HAD ACCESS TO A GUN IN PRISON.

YESTERDAY ABC7 SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH A FORMER GUARD WHO CLAIMS THE PRISON ISN'T SAFE.

HE SAYS THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF MANPOWER AND GUARDS ARE OVERWORKED.

TONIGHT MORE GUARDS ARE COMING FORWARD TO BACK UP HIS STORY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND FDLE WILL NOT COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC OPEN-CLIP


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I75 TICE OVERPASS FOLO-SSTOP-FLY-VO


AN ABC-7 TRAFFIC ALERT TONIGHT AT SEVEN -

TWO SOUTHBOUND LANES OF I-75 WILL CLOSE TONIGHT AS CREWS WORK ON THE TICE OVERPASS.

A BACKHOE HIT THE OVERPASS YESTERDAY.

LARGE BLOCKS OF CONCRETE FELL ONTO THE ROAD AND DAMAGED THREE CARS.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

THE CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURES START AT NINE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP B


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TEASE ONE---------


VIRA, MUST SEE VIDEO --

TONIGHT AT 7:00.

THIS GUY SAYS -- HE WAS SIMPLY TRYING TO TAKE A SELFIE.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT -- IS SURE TO SURPRISE YOU.

PLUS --

WHY IT EARNED HIM ALMOST 30 GRAND!

PLUS --

A MASKED MAN TRIED TO ROB THIS SARASOTA C-V-S PHARMACY.

BUT IT DIDN'T END LIKE HE EXPECTED.

HOW A BRAVE CUSTOMER SPRANG INTO ACTION --

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

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TZ1 SELFIE TAKER KICKED-VOTOPS


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TZ1 FL MAN TACKLES WOMAN-VOTOPS


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SELFIE TAKER KICKED IN HEAD-trxVOTOPS


I WANT YOU TO SEE THIS SELFIE FAIL!

WATCH.

A MAN TRIES TO TAKE A SELFIE VIDEO - WHEN A TRAINS ZIPS PAST AND THE CONDUCTOR KICKS HIM IN THE HEAD.

HE WAS STANDING TOO CLOSE TO THE TRACKS.

THIS HAPPENED IN PERU.

THE VIDEO'S VIRAL -- AND EACH HIT IS MAKING THIS GUY MONEY.

HE'S ALREADY EARNED 28-THOUSAND DOLLARS OFF HIS EMBARRASMENT. Return to index of stories...


REAL HOUSEWIFE PORSHA ARRESTED-OTS-VO


A REAL HOUSEWIFE IS IN REAL TROUBLE -- WITH THE LAW.

FULTON COUNTY GEORGIA DEPUTIES BOOKED REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA STAR PORSHA WILLIAMS FOR BATTERY.

IT'S RELATED TO A PHYSICAL FIGHT WITH FELLOW CAST MEMBER KENYA MOORE.

WITNESSES SAY PORSHA ATTACKED MOORE DURING THE TAPING OF THE RE-UNION SHOW.

THAT AIRS SUNDAY ON BRAVO.

WILLIAMS IS OUT ON 2-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN TACKLES WOMAN-EBOX-VOFULL


NEW TONIGHT --

WE WANT TO SHOW YOU MUST-SEE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE SAINT PETE AREA.

PINELLAS COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A MAN TACKLED A WOMAN COMING OUT OF A PHARMACY.

TAKE A LOOK!

HE TOOK HER PAIN MEDS AND GOT AWAY.

THIS HAPPENED *LAST TUESDAY.

TONIGHT -- DEPUTIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE GUY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FALSE CHECKS-trxSSTOPS-OC


THIS MIAMI MAN WAS ARRESTED IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY --

HE WAS TRYING TO CASH A BOGUS CHECK -- USING A FAKE I-D AT A NAPLES BANK.

OFFICERS WERE CALLED TO THE CAPITAL BANK --

OFF U-S 41.

A TELLER RECOGNIZED RICARDO RODRIGUEZ FROM FRAUD ALERTS.

THE PHOTO ON THE I-D APPEARED TO BE RODRIGUEZ.

BUT WHEN INVESTIGATORS CHECKED THE DRIVER LICENSE NUMBER --

THEY DECIDED IT BELONGS TO ANOTHER MAN. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SUSPICIOUS BOAT-VOTOPS


FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE SPENT HOURS THURSDAY MORNING INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS BOAT AT THE NAPLES DOCK.

OFFICIALS SAY THE 24-FOOT VESSEL WAS CARRYING SEVERAL FUEL CANISTERS AND SEEMED "OVERWEIGHT."

THE CAPTAIN TOLD LAW ENFORCEMENT HE WAS HEADING HOME TO HONDURAS.

BUT F-W-C SAID THE BOAT DIDN'T SEEM "SEA WORTHY."

INVESTIGATOS THOUGHT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN CONTRABAND ON BOARD.

BUT AFTER SEARCHING THE VESSEL, THEY FOUND NOTHING ILLEGAL. Return to index of stories...


FSU RESPONDS TO NYT-2SH-VO


NEW AT 7 --

WE'RE HEARING FROM FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY TONIGHT --

AFTER THE NEW YORK TIMES POSTED A CONTROVERSIAL ARTICLE ABOUT THE SCHOOL.

THE TIMES BLASTED F-S-U'S INVESTIGATION INTO A FORMER STUDENT'S CLAIMS THAT SHE WAS RAPED BY STAR QUARTERBACK, JAMEIS WINSTON.

F-S-U EXPRESSED "DEEP DISAPPOINTMENT" IN THE PAPER.

THE ARTICLE CLAIMS THE SCHOOL'S ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT KNEW ABOUT THE ACCUSATION IN JANUARY 2013 AND STILL LET WINSTON TO PLAY THE FULL SEASON.

WINSTON MAINTAINS THE SEX WAS CONSENSUAL.

HE WAS NEVER CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


CHELSEA CLINTON PREGNANT-OTS-SOTVO


ALL NEW AT SEVEN --

CHELSEA CLINTON ANNOUNCED HER PREGNANCY AT A WOMEN'S FORUM IN NEW YORK.

I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child, hopefully children, as my mom was to me.

CHELSEA SAYS -- SHE'S VERY EXCITED -- AND SAYS, REGARDLESS IF IT'S A BOY -- OR A GIRL -- HE OR SHE WILL GROW UP IN A WORLD OF MANY STRONG FEMALE LEADERS.

IN RECENT MONTHS, THE MOTHER-TO-BE HAS BEEN TAKING A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN THE CLINTON FOUNDATION AND WORKS ON THE ORGANIZATION'S HEALTH PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


SCIENTIST SAY -- THEY'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO FINDING EARTH'S IDENTICAL TWIN.

ALL NEW AT SEVEN --

ABC-7 REVEALS THE BRAND NEW PLANET, ASTRONOMERS SAY -- IS THE MOST EARTH-LIKE -- THEY'VE EVER DETECTED.

PLUS THIS --

5:14:05 it's calming. It gives them a clear head and helps to block out some of the things that go on."

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU'D THINK HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO, DURING OFF SEASON.

IT'S PROOF THAT *EVERYONE CAN APPRECIATE A LITTLE YOGA TIME.

THAT'S NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-SOTVO


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


TRACKING SHOWERS AND STORMS

Storms are already firing up on the First Alert Live Radar this afternoon and will continue through the evening and into the night. Some of these storms will be strong to possible severe, with the main threats being very heavy downpours, gusty winds, hail and lots of thunder and lightning.

Through the evening hours, the storms move out over the Gulf of Mexico as we head into the night. Overnight, we'll stay warm and muggy under mainly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

For tomorrow, we'll see mainly cloudy skies. There will be showers and storms popping up again, but it looks like it will be another late day event as an area of low pressure moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. If you have plans early in the day even into the midday time frame, you shouldn't have any problems. The late afternoon and evening plans could be a bit of a mess, though. Expect that some of the storms that pop up could once again be on the strong to severe side and they will likely last into the overnight and even Saturday morning.

Through the day Saturday, we'll dry things out and even get the sunshine to return. Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the lower 80s.

If you are planning to attend sunrise services on Easter Sunday, temperatures will be near 60 degrees. That is rather cool by Southwest Florida standards for this time of year, so you may want the light sweater for that early morning time frame. Then we'll warm to the lower to mid 80s for Easter Sunday afternoon. Return to index of stories...


EARTHLIKE PLANET FOUND-trxSSTOPS


NEW AT SEVEN --

ASTRONOMERS SAY --

THEY'VE DISCOVERED THE MOST EARTH-LIKE PLANET THEY'VE EVER DETECTED.

THIS IMAGE REPRESENTS WHAT SCIENTIST THINK THE PLANET LOOKS LIKE.

THEY SAY, IT'S A DISTANT, ROCK WORLD -- SIMILAR IN SIZE TO OUR PLANET.

THE CLIMATE IS SUITABLE FOR LIFE.

THE NEWFOUND PLANET SITS 500-LIGHTYEARS AWAY FROM EARTH.

A LIGHT-YEAR IS ALMOST 6 TRILLION MILES. Return to index of stories...


USPS DELIVERY DISPUTE-2SH-ONCAM


HERE'S A STORY WE FOLLOWED UP ON.

A CAPE CORAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WILL BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIR DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS ON MONDAY.

A POSTAL WORKER COMPLAINED ABOUT LAWN CHAIRS AND GARDEN HOSES POSING AS SAFETY HAZARDS IN THE DEL PRADO BOULEVARD SOUTH COMMUNITY..

THE POSTMASTER SUSPENDED SERVICE.

HE RECENTLY MET WITH THE PROPERTY MANAGER.

IF A MAIL CARRIER COMES ACROSS ANY SAFETY ISSUES, A NOTE WILL BE PLACED IN THE MAILBOX AND THE ITEMS MUST BE REMOVED. Return to index of stories...


SWFL HOME PERMITS-trxVOTOPS


NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION IS BOOMING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LISTEN TO THIS -

HOMEBUILDERS PULLED MORE PERMITS DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 20-14 -- THAT'S MOST IN THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.

BUILDERS CREDIT SEASONAL RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS FOR THE BOOST. Return to index of stories...


FCAT COMPLAINTS-OTS-VO


THERE'S A PUSH TONIGHT TO END HIGH-STAKES STANDARDIZED TESTING IN FLORIDA.

TEACHERS, PARENTS AND SCHOOL LEADERS PUSHED FOR THOSE CHANGES IN LEE COUNTY TODAY.

THIS WEEK -- STUDENTS ARE TAKING THE F-CAT.

THE STATE USES SCORES TO EVALUATE TEACHERS, SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS.

BUT THIS GROUP SAYS THE SYSTEM PUTS TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON STUDENTS.

THEY WANT LAWMAKERS TO CHANGE THE RULES. Return to index of stories...


FCAT COMPLAINTS-SOTVO


16:59 Florida has evoke a rest obsessed state. Our state officials in

Tallahassee have taken away responsibility for teachers and replaced

it with accountability 17:08

THEY'D RATHER HAVE A TEST WHICH PINPOINTS WHERE A STUDENT STRUGGLES INSTEAD OF HOW A TEACHER OR PRINCIPAL DOES.

CURRENTLY - FLORIDA IS SET TO REPLACE F-CAT WITH A DIFFERENT HIGH-STAKES TEST NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. Return to index of stories...


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-2SH-VO


A NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND A NEW FOOTBALL COACH MEANS A NEW APPROACH TO OFF-SEASON TRAINING AT ONE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL.

FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN LEE COUNTY ARE GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THEIR MIND, BODY AND SOUL.

WATCH.

CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE INCORPORATING YOGA INTO THEIR TRAINING.

IT'S A FIRST FOR THE PLAYERS AND LEE COUNTY.

THEY CLEAR OUT THE CAFETERIA ONCE A WEEK, ROLL OUT THEIR MATS AND HAVE AN HOUR LONG SESSION. Return to index of stories...


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL YOGA-SOTVO


5:12:09 being big is not the only thing we need in football. It's like having that strength and that agility, being limber 5:12:16

YOGA IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY - RANGE OF MOTION - PREVENTS INJURIES AND HELPS PLAYERS FOCUS.

CYPRESS LAKE'S VOLLEYBALL AND SWIM TEAMS ARE ALSO DOING YOGA.

A YOGA STUDIO DONATED THE MATS AND GIVES THE SCHOOL A DISCOUNTED RATE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE TULSA BASKETBALL TEAM FOUND A NEW HEAD COACH--- AND IT'S NOT JOE DOOLEY---- WHICH IS GOOD NEWS FOR FGCU

PLUS--- THE TWINS SET A RECORD TODAY-- ONE THEY PROBABLY WISH THEY HADN'T Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP B


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11PM TZ1) TRUCK INTO BUILDING-NATSVO


Crash commotion

TWO FIRETRUCKS PLOW INTO A CROWDED RESTAURANT.

AT ELEVEN -- THE MUST SEE VIDEO OF THE CHAOS THAT FOLLOWED. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) CANCER SEEING GLASSES-VOTOPS


THEY MAY NOT LOOK TRENDY --

BUT THESE GOGGLES ARE SAVING LIVES.

AT ELEVEN --

HOW THEY CAN SEE THE SMALLEST TRACE OF CANCER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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TULSA HOOPS-VOTOPS


LET'S PUT THE RUMORS TO REST-- FGCU HEAD COACH JOE DOOLEY IS NOT GOING TO TULSA---

THAT'S BECAUSE FRANK HAITH IS--- TODAY HAITH VERBALLY AGREED TO BE THE NEW HEAD COACH AT TULSA---

HE IS LEAVING MISSOURI TO TAKE THE JOB--- Return to index of stories...


NFL SKILLS CAMP-POPMON


ON SUNDAY. SAN FRANCISCO LINEBACKER ALDON SMITH GOT CUFFED IN THE LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AFTER MAKING A BOMB THREAT. WHICH IS A NO NO. SMITH IS THE 9TH NFL PLAYER TO BE ARRESTED SINCE THE SUPER BOWL. NOT EXACTLY SETTING A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG FOOTBALL FANS. THE GOOD NEWS IS. HELP IS ON THE WAY Return to index of stories...


NFL SKILLS CAMP-VOTOPS


ON APRIL 26TH--- FORMER AND CURRENT NFL PLAYERS ---- WILL BE AT LELY HIGH SCHOOL FOR AN NFL SKILLS CAMP--- WHICH INCLUDES FORMER SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FROM THESE PROS----

AS A BONUS--- SEVERAL COLLEGE COACHES WILL BE ON HAND TO RECRUIT LOCAL PLAYERS--- WHO ASPIRE TO PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL---

LAST YEAR-- 200 LOCAL ATHLETES TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE CAMP---- Return to index of stories...


NFL SKILLS CAMP-SOTVO


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THE CAMP IS FREE TO ALL THOSE THAT REGISTER---

GO TO BAYSHORE-ED-CENTER.ORG TO SIGN UP--- THEY ARE STILL TAKING APLICATIONS Return to index of stories...


CHAD JOHNSON-VOTOPS


THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHAD OCHOCINCO--- IS BACK ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD--- THIS TIME NORTH OF THE BORDER---

FORMER PRO BOWL WIDE RECEIVER CHAD JOHNSON-- SIGNED A 2-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE MONTREAL ALLOUETTES OF THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA PRO DAY-VOTOPS


IT WAS A BIG DAY IN GAINESVILLE FOR FORMER GATOR DOMINIQUE EASLEY

THE DEFENSIVE TACKLE WAS CONSIDERED A TOP 10 PICK IN THIS YEAR'S DRAFT -- UNTIL HE TORE HIS ACL MIDWAY THROUGH THE 2013 SEASON---

TODAY EASLEY WAS WORKING OUT FOR 17 DIFFERENT NFL TEAMS DURING HIS PRO DAY--- HOPING TO PROVE THAT HE'S BACK TO HIS OLD SELF Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA PRO DAY-SOTTOPS


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JABARI PARKER-VOTOPS


DUKE PHENOM-- JABARI PARKER IS TAKING HIS TALENTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL---

AFTER ONE YEAR IN COLLEGE--- PARKER IS JUMPING SHIP FOR THE NBA---

PARKER IS A LOCK FOR THE LOTTERY-- AND COULD BE THE NUMBER ONE OVERALL ALL PICK IN THIS YEAR'S DRAFT Return to index of stories...


PGA GOLF-POPMON


NO TIGER WOODS--- NO PHIL MICKELSON--- NO DRAMA AT THE MASTERS--- THE FIRST MAJOR-- WAS A MAJOR LETDOWN-- WITHOUT THOSE TWO ON THE COURSE--- OVER THE WEEKEND--- AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THE RATINGS SAY--- TV RATINGS FOR THIS YEAR'S MASTERS WERE THE WORST SINCE 1993---- OH BY THE WAY '93 WAS THE LAST YEAR TIGER MISSED THE MASTERS--- Return to index of stories...


PGA GOLF-VOTOPS


NO TIGER OR PHIL AT THE RBC HERITAGE ---

WILLIE MCIRT WAS THERE--- AND HE WAS PLAYING OUT OF THE SAND ON THE 17TH-- AND PLAYING IT WELL-- THAT'S FOR BIRDIE-- MCGIRT TIED FOR THE LEAD AT 5 UNDER--

MATT KUCHAR--- WON IN NAPLES LAST DECEMBER--- DRAINS THE BIRDIE ON 18

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JAYS TWINS-VOTOPS


BLUE JAYS AND TWINS--- GOING AT THIS AFTERNOON--

5TH INNING A GOOD ONE FOR THE TWINS-- BAD FOR RA DICKEY--- PEEN TOE TOUCHES HIM UP FOR THE 2 RUN DOUBLE---

TWINS SCORE 5 IN THE 5TH AND CRUISE 7-0 Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


THIS WAS THE SCENE BEFORE THE GAME AT TARGET FIELD--- WE'RE GETTING RID OF SNOW--

GAME TIME TEMPERATURE-- 31 DEGREES--- COLDEST IN TWINS HISTORY--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...