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DIRECTORS PAGE PANTS AT PROM-PKG
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS PANTS AT PROM-ONCAM
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-VO-WIPE
SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION-NATSVO KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-SOTVO
CLAWSON WINS-2 SHOT PUSH SS(2) VO LOOKING PERFECT IN THE SELFIE-VOWIPE
CLAWSON WINS-SOT-CG(2) LOOKING PERFECT IN THE SELFIE-SOTVO
CLAWSON'S VOTES-VOTOPS BREAKFAST WARS-ONCAM
TEAM COVERAGE OPEN-CLIP B GUN SILENCER SALES-VOTOPS
BENACQUISTO LOSS-TC MON VO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
BENACQUISTO LOSS-SOTVO MIAMI DOLPHIN-VOTOPS
DRIEKORN LOSS-TRX-SOTVO TEASE TWO-POP
KREEGEL LOSS-SSTOPS-CG TZ2 A SPORTSTEASE-VO
TREY RADEL SCANDAL-VO NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
SPECIAL ELECTION IN JUNE-TRX-SS-SOT-OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP PUJOLS-VOTOPS
DANE EAGLE ARREST-SS-VO-WIPE RED SOX YANKEES-POPMON
DANE EAGLE ARREST-SOTVO RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS
FPL SCAM-BNC-VO RAYS TWINS-VOTOPS
FPL SCAM-SOTVO FGCU BASEBALL-CGTOPS
MOBILE HOME FIRE-EANI-FLY GENE FIEGER-VOTOPS
MOBILE HOME FIRE-SOTVO GENE FIEGER-SOTTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP MIAMI HEAT-POPMON
TEEN STOWAWAY-VO-WIPE MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS
TEEN STOWAWAY-SOTVO MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS
SCOTT SUPPORTS GROWLER-ONCAM PACERS HAWKS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP NETS RATORS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ JULIUS RANDLE-VOTOPS
TZ1A PANTS AT PROM-SOTVO LIGHTNING CANADIENS-POPMON
TZ1B KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-VOTOPS LIGHTNING CANADIENS-VOTOPS
KIRA STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP TAMPA BAY BUCS-CG
WEATHER-PWC TAMPA BAY BUCS-SOTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
TZ EXTRA------------ TOSS TO BREAK-POP
A) PANTS AT PROM-VOTOPS MIAMI BABY DOLPHIN DEBUT-VOTOPS
B) GUN SILENCERS-VOTOPS CLAWSON WINS RECAP-VO
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
PANTS AT PROM-TC MON VO  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


IT'S CLAWSON!

NEXT AT 11 --

HOW CURT CLAWSON WENT FROM UNKNOWN THREE MONTHS AGO --

TO REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR CONGRESS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TONIGHT.

"Thought it was ridiculous."

WHAT SHE WORE TO PROM.

GOT HER KICKED OUT OF PROM!

ALSO NEW AT 11 --

THE DANCE DRAMA OVER NOT WEARING A DRESS.

AND HIDDEN EPIDEMIC.

WHY EATING DISORDERS AMONG CHILDREN HAVE SOARED.

WE UNCOVER THE WARNING SIGNS PARENTS ARE MISSING --

RIGHT NOW ON ABC7 NEWS AT 11! Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


VOTE 2014 OPEN Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION-NATSVO


clawson comes to stage

LESS THAN AN HOUR AFTER POLLS CLOSED -- THE ELECTION WAS CALLED. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON WINS-2 SHOT PUSH SS(2) VO


CURT CLAWSON -- THE SELF-PROCLAIMED WASHINGTON OUTSIDER -- BECAME *YOUR* REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

IT WAS A TOUGH CAMPAIGN.

ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE, NASTIEST AND MOST-WATCHED RACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AND IT ENDED TONIGHT --

IN A ROUT!

TAKE A LOOK AT THE RESULTS!

CLAWSON CRUSHED HIS THREE OPPONENTS.

LIZBETH BENAQUISTO.

PAIGE KREEGEL AND MICHAEL DREIKORN.

ABC7 JOINED CLAWSON FOR HIS VICTORY.

HE SAYS HE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT ENTERING THE POLITICAL ARENA. BUT HE GOT SUPPORT FROM SOME SERIOUS CONSERVATIVES LIKE SENATOR RAND PAUL.

HE THANKED HIS FAMILY, STAFFERS AND SUPPORTERS FOR HELPING HIM IN IN HIS LANDSLIDE VICTORY.

HIS FOCUS IMMEDIATELY SHIFTS TO WHAT'S NEXT.

HOW WILL HE WIN THE HISTORICALLY REPUBLICAN SEAT COME THE JUNE 24TH GENERAL ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON WINS-SOT-CG(2)


Curt Clawson/ Dist. 19 Republican Nominee - "That is a mandate, that vote is a mandate and that many ppl voting for us and our message means we need to not let them down so i feel a big humility."

CHECK OUT THE BREAKDOWN.

IN LEE COUNTY CLAWSON TOOK ALMOST 35 PERCENT OF THE VOTE.

IN COLLIER COUNTY --

HE GOT ABOUT 94-HUNDRED VOTES OUT OF THE MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND CAST. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON'S VOTES-VOTOPS


TONIGHT - CLAWSON IS CALLING FOR UNITY AMONG THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

HE PRAISED HIS OPPONENT LIZBETH BENAQUISTO FOR CALLING AND CONGRATULATING HIM ON HIS WIN AND PLEDGING HER SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE OPEN-CLIP B


TEAM COVERAGE OPEN Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO LOSS-TC MON VO


AND THAT'S WHERE WE CONTINUE OUR TEAM COVERAGE.

CURRENT STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO SPENT TONIGHT AT THE EDISON IN FORT MYERS WITH HER SUPPORTERS.

SHE TALLIED UP THE SECOND MOST VOTES IN LEE COUNTY TONIGHT --

COMING IN ABOUT FIVE PERCENT BEHIND CLAWSON.

WHERE SHE FALTERED WAS COLLIER COUNTY.

SHE CAME IN WELL BEHIND *BOTH* CLAWSON AND PAIGE KREEGEL. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO LOSS-SOTVO


I have a campaign team that kicked butt im very proud of everyone, but now we move forward united.

i called curt, i wished him well, i told him we would be good partners moving forward.

WE TRIED TO ASK IF BENAQUISTO WOULD RUN AGAIN IN AUGUST --

OR IF SHE PLANS TO TRY AND KEEP HER SEAT IN THE STATE SENATE.

SHE WOULDN'T THOSE QUESTIONS AT TONIGHT'S PARTY --

AND DIDN'T RETURN PHONE CALLS LATER. Return to index of stories...


DRIEKORN LOSS-TRX-SOTVO


58:09-58:16 "i'm going to double down, i'm going to triple down over the next few months to make sure you know that i'll be your next candidate."

FORMER MILITARY MAN MICHAEL DREIKORN SAYS HE'S NOT GIVING UP.

HE DOES PLAN TO RUN FOR THIS SEAT AGAIN COME NOVEMBER.

THIS TIME HE'S HOPING FOR MORE MONEY.

HE GOT BY ON ABOUT 30 THOUSAND BUCKS THIS CAMPAIGN --

WHILE CLAWSON SPENT MILLIONS! Return to index of stories...


KREEGEL LOSS-SSTOPS-CG


PAIGE KREEGEL DID NOT HAVE A PUBLIC WATCH PARTY TONIGHT.

HE JUST RELEASED A SHORT STATEMENT --

CONGRATULATING CLAWSON.

HE SAID "THE VOTERS OF DISTRICT 19 HAVE SPOKEN, AND I'M HOPEFUL THAT, WHEN ELECTED, CLAWSON WILL CLOSELY CONSIDER THE VALUES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WITH EVERY VOTE HE CASTS." Return to index of stories...


TREY RADEL SCANDAL-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CALLED TODAY'S SPECIAL REPUBLICAN PRIMARY TO FILL THE SEAT LEFT VACANT BY DISGRACED CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

HE RESIGNED IN JANUARY AFTER GOING TO REHAB.

THAT CAME AFTER HE WAS BUSTED IN OCTOBER FOR BUYING COCAINE FROM AN UNDERCOVER AGENT IN WASHINGTON D-C. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION IN JUNE-TRX-SS-SOT-OC


CLAWSON WILL NOW GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN--

LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE RAY NETHERWOOD--

AND WRITE-IN CANDIDATE TIMOTHY ROSSANO IN THE JUNE 24TH SPECIAL ELECTION.

WE TALKED TO FREEMAN TONIGHT.

April Freeman/ District 19 Democratic Candidate - "I care about the people who live here I'm invested in this community."

THE WINNER OF THE SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION WILL SERVE OUT THE TERM AND SIMULTANEOUSLY BEGIN CAMPAIGNING TO KEEP THEIR SEAT IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE ARREST-SS-VO-WIPE


IN OTHER NEWS --

A LEE COUNTY LAWMAKER SAYS HE WANTS TO EXPLAIN HIS D-U-I ARREST --

BUT CAN'T DO IT NOW.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE -- WHO REPRESENTS CAPE CORAL -- WAS ARRESTED ON D-U-I- CHARGES IN TALLAHASSEE LAST NIGHT.

OFFICERS SAY HE RAN A RED LIGHT LEAVING A TACO BELL DRIVE THRU --

THEN STUMBLED OUT OF HIS CAR.

OFFICERS SAY HE REFUSED TO TAKE A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST.

HIS CONSTITUENTS ARE NOT HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE ARREST-SOTVO


06:07" I think we need to change the politicians we've go so many of them them that are just out for themselves." Ann Wells

12:33 "we're the hoo-has down in and you know in the south that everybody makes fun of." Hortensia Gil

EAGLE SAYS HE DOESN'T BELIEVE THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HIM ARE ACCURATE --

AND HE'LL TELL HIS STORY AT SOME POINT.

THE 30 YEAR OLD LAWMAKER WAS ELECTED TO THE HOUSE IN 2012.

HIS FATHER -- CAPE CORAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER GREG EAGLE -- RECENTLY BEGAN SERVING A SIX YEAR FEDERAL SENTENCE ON FRAUD CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FPL SCAM-BNC-VO


SCAMMERS ARE ONCE AGAIN USING A BIG COMPANY NAME TO TRY TO STEAL FROM YOU.

THE OWNER OF ANTHONY'S ON THE BOULEVARD IN CAPE CORAL SAYS HE GOT A CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING THEY WERE WITH FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT.

THEY TOLD ANTHONY SERRAGO HE OWED THEM MONEY FOR HIS MONTH'S BILL.

SERRAGO SAYS HE'S DOESN'T USE F-P AND L.

HE CAUGHT ON AND DIDN'T GIVE THEM ANY MONEY.

HE'S WORRIED OTHERS WON'T CATCH ON AS QUICKLY. Return to index of stories...


FPL SCAM-SOTVO


Anthony Serrago, Owner, Anthony's on the Blvd.

50:50-50:59 "if it helps just one person then that's a good thing. Hopefully it helps many people, at least they are aware of it. "

A FEW MONTHS AGO --

THE UTILITY COMPANY SAYS SCAMMERS WERE SENDING BOGUS E-MAILS THAT LOOKED LIKE MONTHLY BILLS. Return to index of stories...


MOBILE HOME FIRE-EANI-FLY


NEW AT 11 --

A-B-C-7 JUST GOT BRAND NEW CELL PHONE VIDEO OF A SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THIS HAPPENED JUST AFTER ONE IN THE MORNING IN THE SUNCOAST ESTATES NEIGHBORHOOD.

FIRE OFFICIALS BELIEVE SQUATTERS WERE LIVING AT THE HOUSE.

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS -- JUST LAST MONTH --

THERE WAS A DRUG BUST AT THE HOUSE.

TWO PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED THEN -- AND THEY'RE STILL IN CUSTODY.

TODAY THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL SAID --

THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE FIRE WAS DRUG RELATED --

BUT AREN'T RULING ANYTHING OUT. Return to index of stories...


MOBILE HOME FIRE-SOTVO


Sot-Thomas Jewell neighbor

"Suncoast is pretty much a lot of meth and drugs."

ONE SUSPECTED SQUATTER WAS ARRESTED.

THE CASE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEEN STOWAWAY-VO-WIPE


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA TEEN WHO SURVIVED A RIDE TO HAWAII IN A PLANE'S WHEEL WELL.

HE SAYS HE WAS TRYING TO GET TO SOMALIA TO SEE HIS MOM.

WE ARE ALSO LEARNING THE BOY JUMPED THE FENCE OF THE SAN JOSE AIRPORT SIX HOURS BEFORE THE PLANE TOOK OFF.

INVESTIGATORS DON'T THINK HE KNEW WHERE THE PLANE WAS HEADING.

THE BOY CAME OUT OF THE WHEEL WELL OF THE BOEING 767 AFTER IT LANDED AT A HAWAIIAN AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


TEEN STOWAWAY-SOTVO


Rosemary barnes/san jose airport: "we are looking at what we need to

improve so that what happened on sunday will not occur again."

THE COUNTRY'S 450 AIRPORTS HAVE TO MEET FEDERAL STANDARDS.

BUT THE LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING THE PERIMETER. Return to index of stories...


SCOTT SUPPORTS GROWLER-ONCAM


NEW AT ELEVEN --

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S SAYS HE SUPPORTS "THE GROWLER."

IT'S THE REFILLABLE -- HALF GALLON -- BEER CONTAINER BEER BREWERS WANT TO USE.

EXCEPT THE HALF GALLON CONTAINER IS CURRENTLY ILLEGAL.

BREWERS WANT THAT CHANGED.

SCOTT SUPPORTS THEIR EFFORT.

BUT --

HE HASN'T DECIDED IF HE'LL SIGN A BILL MAKING IT OFFICE --

BECAUSE HE'S WAITING TO SEE THE EXACT LANGUAGE FIRST. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE------------


"In a way it's kind of a slap in the face"

HER PROM LASTED FIVE MINUTES --

AND THEN SHE GOT KICKED OUT!

FIND OUT WHAT SHE WORE *INSTEAD* OF THIS DRESS!

PLUS --

THE HIDDEN EPIDEMIC!

CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS FIVE --

STRUGGLING WITH EATING DISORDERS.

THE STUNNING NEW NUMBERS --

AND WHY PARENTS ARE *MISSING* THE WARNING SIGNS.

AD-LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1A PANTS AT PROM-SOTVO


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TZ1B KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-VOTOPS


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KIRA STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


KIRA OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


"A quiet week of weather"

"Mainly dry weather is expected warming temps through the weekend"

The week got off to a pleasant start with cool mornings and comfortable

afternoons. As we progress through the rest of the week, we'll continue to see a

mainly dry pattern with warming temperatures through the weekend.

As we head into the evening hours, expect mostly clear skies and temperatures

falling into the middle 70s. As winds go relatively calm overnight, a few areas

of fog may develop by tomorrow morning.

We'll start our Wednesday with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s, with

highs forecast to climb into the middle 80s during the afternoon. Mostly to

partly sunny skies will prevail and humidity levels will stay rather pleasant. A

weak cool front will try to push its way across north and central Florida

Wednesday and into Thursday, but will lose steam and fizzle out. All this means

for us, is a few more clouds across our skies and a very small window of

opportunity for a stray shower.

High pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern as we head into the

upcoming weekend keeping our rain prospects very low. Temperatures will get a

big boost into the upper 80s, while inland spots reach the lower 90s with

increasing humidity. Our next chance for rain arrives Wednesday and into early

Thursday of next week. Return to index of stories...


TZ EXTRA------------


FIVE MINUTES.

THAT'S HOW LONG THIS GIRL GOT TO STAY AT PROM --

BEFORE HER SCHOOL KICKED HER OUT.

FIND OUT WHY HER ATTIRE --

GOT HER THE BOOT!

PLUS --

THEY'RE NOT GUNS.

THEY'RE PART OF A GUN.

AND PEOPLE ARE BUYING THEM IN RECORD NUMBERS!

WHAT POSTED A WHOPPING HALF A MILLION IN SALES AND WHY --

IN JUST 60 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) PANTS AT PROM-VOTOPS


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B) GUN SILENCERS-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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PANTS AT PROM-TC MON VO


IN TONIGHT'S A-B-C 7 EXTRA --

THIS PAIR OF RED JEANS HAS STIRRED UP A WHOLE MESS OF CONTROVERSY.

A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WORE THEM TO PROM INSTEAD OF A DRESS.

SCHOOL LEADERS KICKED HER OUT.

AND NOW SHE AND MOM WON'T GIVE IN. Return to index of stories...


PANTS AT PROM-PKG


"In a way it's kind of a slap in the face. Cause. You can't get that memory back."

"She doesn't really have a memory of it at all. 5 minutes.5 minutes."

SHAFER RUPARD'S PROM ENDED JUST 300 SECONDS IN --

BECAUSE OF HER WARDROBE.

INSTEAD OF A GOWN --

SHE WORE.

"Tight red pants and a black dress shirt, hat, black shoes.basically it."

HER ALTERNATIVE ATTIRE DID NOT FLY ON THE DANCE FLOOR.

Teacher tapped me on the shoulder. She had a problem with what I was wearing. I thought it was because of the hat or the leather jacket and I was like well I'll take those off and she was like no.it' the pants."

Reporter: "What was your reaction to that?"

"Thought it was ridiculous."

HER MOTHER, SHAWN MCQUAIGE THOUGHT IT WAS TOO.

"Well, we want to put out the message to all teenagers that you should be allowed to be yourself."

AND NOW THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER FROM SCHOOL OFFICIALS.

"We looked in the student code of conduct book and there isn't a dress code at all." Return to index of stories...


PANTS AT PROM-ONCAM


THE MOTHER CLAIMS SHE TALKED TO AN ADMINISTRATOR --

WHO ADMITTED THE SCHOOL WAS WRONG, AND WASN'T FOLLOWING THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT OR THE PROM INVITATION.

BUT OUR AFFILIATE IN NORTH CAROLINA COULDN'T REACH THE SCHOOL TO GET THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-VO-WIPE


NOW TO A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC.

1 IN 100 WOMEN BATTLE ANOREXIA.

HEALTH EXPERTS SAY CASES AREN'T REPORTED BECAUSE OF THE STIGMA.

THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH EATING DISORDERS HAS SOARED 72- PERCENT OVER A DECADE.

THE WARNING SIGNS ARE OFTEN CHALKED UP TO WHAT SEEMS TO BE NORMAL CHILD BEHAVIOR --

PICKY EATING OR OVER-EXERCISING

ABC SAT DOWN WITH A TEN YEAR OLD -- WHO IS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE. EACH BIT IS A HUGE CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


KIDS AND EATING DISORDERS-SOTVO


it's hard for someone to eat food and there's this

voice inside their head telling them not to."

HER FAMILY JOINS HER FOR FAMILY BASED THERAPY.

DOCTORS SAY IT HELPS.

IT HAS UP TO A SIXTY PERCENT FULL RECOVERY RATE WITHIN A YEAR FOR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


LOOKING PERFECT IN THE SELFIE-VOWIPE


MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LOVE TAKING SELFIES.

AND, OF COURSE, THEY WANT THE PERFECT SELFIE.

BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE TAKING IT REALLY FAR.

SO FAR --

THEY'RE GETTING SURGERY FOR IT!

SMARTPHONE APPS WEREN'T ENOUGH FOR TRIANA LAVEY.

THE APPS LET YOU AIRBRUSH YOUR SELFIE SO MUCH.YOU CAN BECOME AN INSTANT COVER GIRL.

BUT LAVEY DECIDED TO TAKE THINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

GETTING PLASTIC SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


LOOKING PERFECT IN THE SELFIE-SOTVO


Triana: "your social media presence is just as important as your real life

presence."

BUTT TO

"I feel like I still look like myself but photo shopped."

LAVEY GOT A NOSE JOB AND A CHIN IMPLANT.

SHE SPENT ABOUT 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS ON THE SURGERIES.

NOW SHE FEELS --

SHE CAN TAKE THE PERFECT SELFIE. Return to index of stories...


BREAKFAST WARS-ONCAM


MCDONALDS ISN'T SCARED OF THE WAFFLE TACO.

WE'RE NAMING NAMES. MCDONALD'S C-E-O DID NOT.

HE SAYS THE COMPANY HASN'T SEEN ANY IMPACT FROM THE "MOST RECENT COMPETITOR" IN BREAKFAST.

TACO BELL RECENTLY LAUNCHED IT'S NATIONAL BREAKFAST MENU.

ITS OPTIONS ARE LIMITED IN COMPARISON TO THE MC-GIANT. Return to index of stories...


GUN SILENCER SALES-VOTOPS


SALES OF GUN SILENCERS ARE BOOMING.

IN 2013 PEOPLE BOUGHT NEARLY A HALF MILLION DEVICES USED TO MUFFLE GUNFIRE.

THERE'S A NINE MONTH WAIT TO REGISTER AND GET APPROVAL FOR THE SILENCER.

THEY'RE POPULAR WITH HUNTERS BECAUSE THEY CAN GET OFF SEVERAL SHOTS WITHOUT SCARING OFF PREY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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MIAMI DOLPHIN-VOTOPS


SHE'S JUST A BABY --

BUT THIS FLORIDA DOLPHIN NEEDS YOUR HELP!

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

WHAT THIS MAMMAL NEEDS FROM YOU. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


GREAT NIGHT IN SPORTS-- NBA AND NHL PLAYOFFS--- INCLUDING THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING TRYING TO STAY ALIVE---

AND JACOBY ELLSBURY GETTING THE BRONX CHEER-- AT FENWAY---- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SPORTSTEASE-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT


NIGHTLINE TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


PUJOLS-VOTOPS


WE KICK THINGS OFF WITH A LITTLE BASEBALL HISTORY---

ALBERT PUJOLS BECOMES THE 26TH PLAYER IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY TO JOIN THE 500 HOME RUN CLUB--

TONIGHT PUJOLS PUT 2 OUT TO REACH 500 Return to index of stories...


RED SOX YANKEES-POPMON


FEAR THE BEARD. THE BOSTON RED SOX RODE THAT MANTRA ALL THE WAY TO THE WORLD SERIES. LAST FALL. BUT THIS IS A NEW YEAR. WHICH BRINGS A CLEAN SLATE. AND A CLEAN SHAVE. THE BEARDS. AND THE 2013 SEASON ARE HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS


JACOBY ELLSBURY-- PART OF THAT WORLD SERIES TEAM-- NOW A YANKEE-- AND THE FANS DON'T LIKE IT----

ELLSBURY AND THE YANKS WASTING NO TIME-- 4 PITCHES IN -- IT'S 1-0 THANKS TO DEREK JETER'S RBI SINGLE---

ELLSBURY SCORES-- YANKEES WERE JUST GETTING WARMED UP -- THEY WIN 9-3 Return to index of stories...


RAYS TWINS-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP THE TROP-- TWINS AND RAYS---

RAYS PUT THIS GAME ON ICE IN THE 3RD--- DAVID DEJESUS--- DROPS ONE INTO RIGHT-- 2-RUNS

THAT WOULD MAKE IT 5-0 --- MORE THAN ENOUGH--- RAYS WIN 7-3 Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASEBALL-CGTOPS


THE FGCU BASEBALL TEAM SCORED-- 4 RUNS IN THE NINTH TO BEAT SOUTH FLORIDA 5-3

THE EAGLES ARE NOW 27-15 ON THE YEAR--

NEXT UP A BIG SHOWDOWN WITH MERCER ON FRIDAY-- IT'S A BATTLE FOR FIRST IN THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE--- Return to index of stories...


GENE FIEGER-VOTOPS


STAY ON THE GRASS AND TALK SOME GOLF---

NEXT MONTH GENE FIEGER WILL BE PLAYING FOR A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP-- WHEN HE TEES IN UP AT THE SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP---

FIEGER QUALIFIED LAST FRIDAY WHEN HE WON THE SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP---

FIEGER WILL BE PLAYING AGAINST SOME OF THE BEST PLAYERS OF ALL TIME-- BUT THE NAPLES RESIDENT IS NOT INTIMIDATED Return to index of stories...


GENE FIEGER-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-POPMON


WHILE THE INDIANA PACERS ARE MELTING DOWN BEFORE OUR EYES---- THE DEFENDING CHAMPS ARE SITTING BACK-- SAYING THIS MIGHT BE EASIER THAN WE THOUGHT--- HISTORY TELLS US MIAMI WILL NOT HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH CHARLOTTE--- HEAT HAVE BEATEN THE BOBCATS 17 STRAIGHT TIMES---- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS


HEAT AND CATS WILL MEET IN GAME 2 OF THEIR PLAYOFF SERIES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT---

BOTH TEAMS GOT AN EXTRA DAYS REST-- WHICH IS ALWAYS WELCOME COME PLAYOFF TIME Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


PACERS HAWKS-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO INDIANA FOR THE PACERS AND HAWKS---

THE GOOD PACERS SHOWED UP TONIGHT-- PAUL GEORGE PLAYING BEAT THE CLOCK-- STICKS THE 3 TO END THE 3RD QUARTER---

ALL PACERS TONIGHT-- 101 TO 85

THIS SERIES IS TIED AT A GAME APIECE Return to index of stories...


NETS RATORS-VOTOPS


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JULIUS RANDLE-VOTOPS


ANOTHER CITY OF PALMS ALUM IS OFF TO THE NBA---

KENTUCKY FRESHMAN-- JULIUS RANDLE--- IS LEAVING U-K AFTER LEADING THE WILDCATS TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME---

RANDLE--- AND PRESTWOOD CHRISTIAN WON THE CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC BACK IN 2011

RANDLE IS CONSIDERED A TOP 5 PICK IN THIS YEAR'S DRAFT Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING CANADIENS-POPMON


THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING ARE HALF WAY TO CHINA WITH THE HOLE THEY'VE DUG THEMSELVES IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS--- DOWN 3 GAMES TO NONE-- THEY CAN EITHER BE HISTORY--- OR MAKE HISTORY--- LOOKING TO BECOME JUST THE 4TH TEAM IN NHL HISTORY TO OVERCOME A 3-ZIP DEFICIT---- Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING CANADIENS-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO MONTREAL-- DO OR DIE TIME FOR THE LIGHTNING---

STEVEN STAMKOS -- A LITTLE FRUSTRATED --- PUTS ALEXI ON THE ICE----

BUT THE CANADIENS WOULD WIN THE WAR--- BRENDAN GALLAGER-- THIS ROCKET SHOT FINDS THE NET---- 3-1 MONTREAL

AND THE GO ON TO SWEEP TAMPA-- 4-3 Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY BUCS-CG


TODAY THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANNERS RELEASED THEIR PRESEASON SCHEDULE

THEY WILL PLAY 4 GAMES IN AUGUST--- STARTING WITH JACKSONVILLE ON THE 8TH---

TAMPA WILL HOST MIAMI AND WASHINGTON THIS SUMMER AS WELL Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY BUCS-SOTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


NEW YORK GIANTS-- PUNTER STEVE WEATHERFORD IS GOING TO PROM------

HE GOT A TWEET--- FROM NEW JERSEY TEENAGER -- LAUREN DELBERT--- ASKING IF WEATHERFORD WOULD LIKE TO TACKLE PROM WITH HER----

WEATHERFORD GOT PERMISSION FROM HIS WIFE----

BY-THE-WAY-- LAUREN HAS A BOYFRIEND-- NOT SURE HOW HE FEELS ABOUT THAT Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

HOW *YOU* CAN IMPACT THE LIFE OF A BABY DOLPHIN IN FLORIDA!

STAY RIGHT THERE! Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BABY DOLPHIN DEBUT-VOTOPS


A BABY DOLPHIN MADE ITS DEBUT TODAY AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM --

SHE WAS BORN APRIL 11TH.

SHE'S JUST BABY DOLPHIN FOR NOW AS AQUARIUM WORKERS SEEKS INPUT.

YEP - YOU GET A SAY.

YOU CAN SUBMIT YOU NAME ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE.

DON'T MISS OUT -- HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ABC7SOUTHWESTFLORIDA TO NAME THIS PRECIOUS FLIPPER. Return to index of stories...


CLAWSON WINS RECAP-VO


RECAPPING TODAY'S BIG STORY --

CURT CLAWSON WINS THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IN CONGRESS.

HE BECOMES THE FAVORITE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION TWO MONTHS AWAY.

COUNT ON A-B-C 7 FOR MORE REACTION TO THE CLAWSON ROUT --

TOMORROW ON "GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" STARTING AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...