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DIRECTORS PAGE NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES TEASE TWO---------
HL 1) 12 YO BURNED-SOTVO-WIPE TZ2 LEE CO WATER SCAMS-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL 2) PUPPY MILL ARREST-VOTOPS-WIPE TZ2 FL MOST EXPENSIVE-VOTOPS
HL 3) COLLIER INVASIONS-VOTOPS DH WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
WASTE MGMT ACCIDENT-VOTOPS DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
LEHIGH ROBBERY NEW VIDEO-trxVOTOPS ESTERO INCORPORATION-2SHOT
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP LEE CO WATER SCAMS-ONCAM
LEHIGH HOME INVASION FOLLO-2SH-PUSH-SS-VO SENATE SPEED LIMIT VOTE-VO
LEHIGH HOME INVASION FOLLO-SOTVO SWF COLLEGE NAME CHANGE-ONCAM
CAPE CORAL DROWNING-SS-VO-WIPE FL MOST EXPENSIVE STATES-2SH-VO
CAPE CORAL DROWNING-SOTVO-OC FL 595 DELIVERY-2SH-SS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
12YO BURNED BY BULLY-SOTVO-EBOX TEASE THREE-POP
12YO BURNED BY BULLY-SOT-SS TZ3 A-VO
PUPPY MILL ARREST-trxVOTOPS-SS-WIPE TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
PUPPY MILL ARREST-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) TEACHER LAP DANCE-VOTOPS-WIPE
COLLIER INVASIONS REWARD-SS 11PM TZ2) RAPE PINS FOR WOMEN-VOTOPS
COLLIER RESIDENTS AND GUNS-2SH-VO-WIPE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER RESIDENTS AND GUNS-SOTVO EARL MORRALL-POP
LEHIGH MARIJUANA HOUSE-trxVOTOPS-SS-VO EARL MORRALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
LEHIGH MARIJUANA HOUSE-SOTVO-WIPE MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS-WIPE
CAPE DRUG ARRESTS-OC-VO MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOT-WIPE
BOAT CRASH UPDATE-SS-VO NORTHWESTERN-VOTOPS
DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-trxVOTOPS-SS MIAMI HEAT-POP
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS-WIPE
TEASE ONE--------- MIAMI HEAT-SOT-WIPE
TZ1 FL AMERICAN AIRLINES-SOTVO-WIPE EARNEST GRAHAM-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ1 ALLIGATOR AS PETS-SSTOPS EARNEST GRAHAM-SOT-WIPE
FL AMERICAN AIRLINES SCARE-TCMON-SOTVO IDA BAKER-VOTOPS-WIPE
FL AMERICAN AIRLINES SCARE-SOTVO-TCMON IDA BAKER-SOT-WIPE
SAFE STOLEN COLLIER-SSTOPS-WIPE FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
FL MAN ALLIGATOR PETS-(3)SSTOPS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4SHOT


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HEADLINES


23:33:04 he ran on my brother, just took the lighter put it on him and whipped it against him and he caught on fire. 23:33:10

A MIDDLE SCHOOLER SUFFERS 3-RD DEGREE BURNS--

HE SAYS HE WAS STICKING UP FOR HIS LITTLE BROTHER.

BUT THE VICITM IS TELLING A DIFFERENT STORY TONIGHT.

DOZENS OF DOGS LIVING IN FILTH!

NOW AT 7--

THE TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DESOTO COUNTY'S BIGGEST PUPPY MILL BUST EVER --

AND HOW DETECTIVES SAY THEY WERE TRICKING PEOPLE INTO BUYING THE DOGS.

AND --

PEOPLE IN NAPLES ARE TAKING MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS.

AFTER A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS--

THE NEW LEVEL OF PROTECTION THEY'RE GETTING--

THAT'S RIGHT NOW ON ABC 7 NEWS AT 7. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) 12 YO BURNED-SOTVO-WIPE


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HL 2) PUPPY MILL ARREST-VOTOPS-WIPE


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HL 3) COLLIER INVASIONS-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP


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WASTE MGMT ACCIDENT-VOTOPS


THE NEWS AT SEVEN STARTS WITH BREAKING NEWS!

AN OFF-DUTY FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER GOT HURT LATE THIS AFTERNOON --

AFTER A GARBAGE TRUCK CRASHED INTO HIS PICKUP IN PUNTA GORDA.

TROOPERS SAY THE GARBAGE TRUCK RAN A STOP SIGN, SMASHING INTO THE PICKUP.

IT HAPPENED NEAR TAYLOR AVENUE AND U-S 41.

THE OFF-DUTY FORT MYERS OFFICER WAS IN THAT TRUCK.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL --

BUT TROOPERS SAY HIS INJURIES AREN'T SERIOUS.

WE'LL KEEP CHECKING ON HIM. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ROBBERY NEW VIDEO-trxVOTOPS


THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO, TONIGHT AT 7:00 -- SHOWING A QUICK MOVING THIEF, BREAKING INTO A LEHIGH ACRES BUSINESS.

THIS IS FROM EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS THE SECURITY ALARM WENT OFF.

THE OWNER RUSHED TO THE BUSINESS AND FOUND THE FRONT WINDOW RIPPED OFF.

THE THIEF TOOK HIS T-V.

TAKE ANOTHER GOOD LOOK AT THE MAN IN THE VIDEO.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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LEHIGH HOME INVASION FOLLO-2SH-PUSH-SS-VO


MOVING NOW TO MORE NEWS -- OUT OF LEHIGH ACRES.

DEPUTIES SAY -- FOUR MEN PRETENDED TO BE OFFICERS AND HELD A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT.

IT ALL HAPPENED INSIDE HER HOUSE -- OFF BELL BOULEVARD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

NEARLY TWO DAYS AFTER SHE FRANTICALLY CALLED 911 --

CRIME SCENE TAPE IS STILL UP.

ABC-7 WAS THERE AS THE CRIME SCENE VAN PULLED UP.

INVESTIGATORS GOT OUT -- AND HEADED TOWARD THE HOME -- WITH GLOVES ON.

ABC-7 WAS ALSO THERE -- AS TWO OF THE FOUR SUSPECTS FACED A JUDGE, TODAY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION FOLLO-SOTVO


Mr Doeden you've been arrested on a charge of home invasion with a firearm.

--BUTT SOT--

'Mr Taylor you have also been arrested on a charge of home invasion robbery with a firearm and also impersonating a law enforcement officer during the commission of a felony.'

THE FOURTH SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED,

HE'S STILL RECOVERING FROM K9 BITES, AFTER RUNNING FROM DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL DROWNING-SS-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT THE LEE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER IS TRYING TO ID A BODY FOUND FLOATING IN A CANAL.

WORKERS DISCOVERED THE BODY EARLY THISGMORNING NEAR SKYLINE BOULEVARD AND SOUTHWEST 40th TERRACE.

THIS IS THE SAME CANAL WHERE CREWS SEARCHED FOR THREE HOURS ON WEDNESDAY LOOKING FOR 19 YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ.

OFFICERS SAY HE JUMPED INTO THE CANAL AFTER TELLING FRIENDS HE WANTED TO KILL HIMSELF.

ONLY ABC7 CAMERAS WERE THERE AS DIVERS REMOVED THE BODY FROM BRUSH IN THE CANAL.

THEY WILL NOT SAY IF THIS IS THE BODY OF ERIK SANCHEZ. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL DROWNING-SOTVO-OC


"Many people are starting to put two and two together thinking that this is directly related to that, and while the temptation is there we have to leave room for the possibility that this is a completely unrelated coincidental went. "

ABC7 WILL STAY ON TOP OF THIS STORY AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT WE LEARN. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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12YO BURNED BY BULLY-SOTVO-EBOX


23:16:32 So my 12-year old stepped in protected his brother and ended up the one getting third degree burns. 23:16:39

THIRD DEGREE BURNS -- AFTER PROTECTING HIS BROTHER FROM A SUSPECTED BULLY --

WHOSE ONLY 12.

JESSICA THOMAS SAYS ANOTHER MIDDLE SCHOOLER LIT HER SON'S SHIRT ON FIRE WITH A LIGHTER.

THOMAS SAYS HER SON HAS THIRD DEGREE BURNS ON HIS ARM AND CHEST.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARRESTED ANOTHER STUDENT - BUT THE PARENTS INVOLVED HAVE DIFFERENT STORIES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


12YO BURNED BY BULLY-SOT-SS


23:38:15 the kids was at the bus stop playing and they both had lighters and they were striking each other and his shirt caught on fire. 23:38:23

POLICE ARRESTED 12-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS ATKINS.

HE'S CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY - A FELONY.

HIS MOTHER TELLS US HE'LL BE IN JUVENILE DETENTION FOR THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL ARREST-trxVOTOPS-SS-WIPE


IT'S THE LARGEST PUPPY MILL BUST IN DESOTO COUNTY HISTORY.

ANIMAL OFFICERS TOOK 56 DOGS FROM AN ARCADIA PROPERTY YESTERDAY.

TONIGHT - VETS ARE CARING FOR THE PUPPIES.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES THE DOGS WERE LIVING IN FILTH.

ANDREW MACAULEY AND CHELCE DOWER ARE CHARGED WITH FRAUD AND FORGERY.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY RAN THE PUPPY MILL AND SOLD DOGS ONLINE USING FAKE HEALTH CERTIFICATES. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL ARREST-SOTVO


Jorge Hernandez

DeSoto County Animal Control

SOT FROM NBC 5

7:00 it's a large number of animals, usually the emphasis is on high producitivity,not hte care or conditions of the anuimals 08

THERE ARE POMERIAN, HUSKIE AND AUSTRAILIAN SHEPARD PUPPIES.

THEY WON'T BE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION UNTIL THE LEGAL PROCESS PLAYS OUT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER INVASIONS REWARD-SS


DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

THE REWARD FOR TIPS LEADING TO AN ARREST ON FIVE COLLIER COUNTY HOME INVASIONS -- HAS INCREASED, THANKS TO PRIVATE DONORS.

ANONYMOUS DONORS ARE NOW WILLING TO PAY UP TO 11-THOUSAND-FIVE-HUNDRED-DOLLARS --

ALONG WITH MONEY FROM CRIMSTOPPERS.

PEOPLE LIVING IN HIGH-END HOMES ARE BEING TIED AND ROBBED UP BY MEN WITH GUNS.

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER RESIDENTS AND GUNS-2SH-VO-WIPE


BECAUSE OF THOSE UNSOLVED HOME INVASIONS -- SOME COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE GOING TO THE EXTREME -- TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES.

TODAY -- ABC-7 JOINED NAPLES SECURITY SOLUTIONS WORKERS AS THEY TRAINED AN ELDERLY COUPLE ON HOW TO SHOOT..

THIS 89-YEAR-OLD MAN SAYS HE AND HIS WIFE LIVE IN AN UPSCALE COMMUNITY.

THEY WORRY THEIR HOUSE WILL BE A TARGET.

IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS MASKED GUNMEN HAVE HIT EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS --

STORMING HOUSES, TYING UP THE VICTIMS AND ROBBING THEM. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER RESIDENTS AND GUNS-SOTVO


Norman Thomson/89-years-old, Naples

39:49 "these guys are bright, professionals from their aspect, they know what they're doing and that's frightening us."

THE HOME INVASION TASK FORCE HAS RECEIVED 38 TIPS SINCE OPENING A HOME INVASION HOTLINE FOR COLLIER. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH MARIJUANA HOUSE-trxVOTOPS-SS-VO


A SEARCH FOR A THIEF LED DEPUTIES TO A MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE IN

LEHIGH ACRES.

MORE THAN 100-POUNDS OF POT -- FOUND INSIDE THIS HOME ON MCARTHUR BOULEVARD.

DEPUTIES SAY IT STARTED WITH THIS BURGLARY OFF CHEZY STREET.

DURING THEIR SEARCH -- THEY FOUND RAUL VITA.

IN THEIR QUESTIONING - THEY EVENTUALLY MADE THEIR WAY TO THIS HOME

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES--

VITA SMELLED OF MARIJUANA.

NEIGHBOTRS TELL ABC-7 -- THEY SMELLED THE POT, DAILY.

ONCE INSIDE DEPUTIES FOUND MORE THAN 70 POT PLANTS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH MARIJUANA HOUSE-SOTVO-WIPE


"you could smell it the smell just keeps getting worse and worse and

worse and you know its a heavy smell and we had our suspicions.:

IN THE ARREST REPORT VITA CLAIMED HE WAS FROM MIAMI AND HE

"HITCHED A RIDE TO THE LEHIGH ACRES AREA"

HE SAYS -- HE WAS WALKING FOR A WHILE -- AND LIVES IN THE WOODS.

DEPUTIES SAY VITA'S CLEAN APPEARANCE LED THEM TO BELIEVE HE WAS

LYING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DRUG ARRESTS-OC-VO


MEANTIME -- IN CAPE CORAL.

SIX PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED ON OTHER DRUG CHARGES AT HOMES ON NORTHWEST 5TH PLACE AND NORTHWEST JUANITA PLACE.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND MATERIALS TO MAKE METH INSIDE TWO HOUSES.

OUR CAMERAS WERE THERE AS OFFICERS EXECUTED SEARCH WARRANTS.

INSIDE DETECTIVES SAY THEY PEOPLE WERE LIKELY COOKING THE DRUG --

BUT THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO MAKE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH UPDATE-SS-VO


NEW INFORMATION ON A DEADLY BOAT CRASH IN BOKEELIA --

FWC RELEASED ITS REPORT LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

WE LEARNED 61-YEAR OLD DONALD CRAINE WAS IN THE BOAT THAT GOT HIT --

AND HE DIED FROM THE INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN THE CRASH.

CRAINE WAS A DIVING COACH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

SO FAR --NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CRASH UPDATE-trxVOTOPS-SS


TROOPERS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER A CAR MALFUNCTIONING --

CAUSED THE DEADLY CRASH INTO A CENTRAL FLORIDA DAYCARE.

A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL INSIDE THE BUILDING WAS KILLED.

WE'RE NOW UNCOVERING INVESTIGATORS ARE CHECKING INTO WHETHER SUDDEN ACCELERATION CAUSED THE 2006 TOYOTA SOLARA TO CRASH.

THE SAME MAKE AND MODEL WAS NAMED IN A LAWSUIT LAST YEAR.

ROBERT CORCHADO WHO WAS DRIVING A CAR THAT SLAMMED INTO THE TOYOTA WAS ARRESTED AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE FLED THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


PILOT: I'VE GOT 50 souls on board and 2 hours of fuel on board

AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT -- FORCED TO MAKE A DRAMATIC EMERGENCY LANDING, HERE IN FLORIDA.

TONIGHT -- ABC-7 HEARS FROM PASSENGERS -- WHO SAY, THEY'RE COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS.

PLUS --

A FLORIDA WOMAN MAKES A PRETTY SCARY DISCOVERY -- WHILE WORKING IN HER BACKYARD.

THE TWO, 7-FOOT-LONG "PETS" -- SHE SPOTTED NEXT DOOR.

DAVID --

WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 FL AMERICAN AIRLINES-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 ALLIGATOR AS PETS-SSTOPS


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FL AMERICAN AIRLINES SCARE-TCMON-SOTVO


WE'RE BACK NOW WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT A SCARY AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT IN FLORIDA.

THE PILOT WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN TAMPA --

AND TONIGHT -- PASSENGERS SAY, THEY FEEL LUCKY THEIR FEET ARE ON THE GROUND.

TONY VILLAMIL: / I hear behind me a very loud explosion /

Tiffany Ramirez,STUDENT: "/ and I smell smoke coming out of my air

ventilation/

THE FLIGHT WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO TAKE 80-MINUTES.

FROM TALLAHASSEE -- TO MIAMI.

ABOUT 25-MINUTES IN -- PASSENGERS REPORTED SMELLING SMOKE.

THAT'S WHEN THE PLANE MADE A DRAMATIC DIP.

PASSENGERS -- WERE FORCED TO HOLD THEIR KNEES AND BRACE THEMSELVES. Return to index of stories...


FL AMERICAN AIRLINES SCARE-SOTVO-TCMON


JENNIFER ROSELL,STUDENT: you just didn't know that moment the plane was

going to explode so. it was panic /

--BUTT SOT--

Jessi Berrin, Passenger: /I was visibly shaken extremely emotional thinking

like this was the end.

THE PILOT STAYED CALM.

HE WAS ABLE TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE PLANE -- AND LAND IT SAFELY.

ABC-7 FOUND OUT -- THAT PLANE WAS DELAYED FOR ABOUT 2-HOURS BEFORE TAKING OFF.

MAINTENANCE ISSUES.

BUT AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS -- THAT WAS UNRELATED TO THE PROBLEM IN THE SKY.

TONIGHT -- THE FAA IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


SAFE STOLEN COLLIER-SSTOPS-WIPE


THIS COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS CHARGED WITH STEALING A SAFE FROM A NAPLES RESTAURANT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY STEPHEN ROSSITER JUMPED A FENCE AND BROKE INTO CAPTAIN MARCO'S SEAFOOD.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES HE RIPPED BOARDS OFF A WINDOW.

WHEN DEPUTIES FOUND HIM - HE CLAIMED IT WASN'T HIM ON SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE BECAUSE "A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK LIKE HIM." Return to index of stories...


FL MAN ALLIGATOR PETS-(3)SSTOPS


NEW PICTURES INTO THE ABC-7 NEWSROOM SHOW TWO *LARGE ALLIGATORS -- 7-FEET LONG -- LIVING BEHIND A SOUTH DAYTONA HOUSE.

A NEIGHBOR FOUND THE GATORS.

THE HOUSE IS YARDS FROM A DAY CARE.

LISTEN TO THIS -- THESE ARE "PET" ALLIGATORS.

THE OWNER SAYS HE'S HAD THE ALLIGATORS SINCE THEY HATCHED.

OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER HE HAS A PERMIT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


IS YOUR DRINKING WATER SAFE?

SOME RESIDENTS IN LEE COUNTY ARE GETTING NOTICES SAYING -- THEIR WATER IS NOT.

BUT UTILITIES OFFICIALS SAY -- IT'S ALL A HOAX.

WE'LL BREAK DOWN WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

PLUS --

ABC-7 IS TAKING A LOOK AT THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATES TO LIVE IN --

WHERE DOES FLORIDA RANK ON THE LIST --

YOU'LL BE SURPRISED.

WE'VE GOT THE STORY -- NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 LEE CO WATER SCAMS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 FL MOST EXPENSIVE-VOTOPS


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DH WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was yet another sun filled and pleasant day across the area, with highs again climbing into the low to mid 80s. Quiet conditions will again continue into the evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Fog once again will develop overnight, some of which could be dense. Lows temps tonight will fall into the low 60s.

Some warmer weather is on the way for the weekend. We'll again have plenty of sunshine Saturday with an afternoon sea breeze developing. Highs on Saturday will push into the upper 80s, but some areas will climb into the low 90s.

The heat and humidity continues to build on Sunday. Partly cloudy skies will develop across the area, with an isolated rain shower possible inland. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Next week still looks warm and humid. Monday and Tuesday will feature partly cloudy skies and a PM chance of rain shower inland. Highs both days will be in the upper 80s.

Midweek next week will also feature temps in the upper 80s, with a slightly better chance of an afternoon shower or storm inland.

Our next storm system finally arrives to close next week, increasing rain chances and bringing slightly cooler air to the area.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was yet another sun filled and pleasant day across the area, with highs again climbing into the low to mid 80s. Quiet conditions will again continue into the evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Fog once again will develop overnight, some of which could be dense. Lows temps tonight will fall into the low 60s.

Some warmer weather is on the way for the weekend. We'll again have plenty of sunshine Saturday with an afternoon sea breeze developing. Highs on Saturday will push into the upper 80s, but some areas will climb into the low 90s.

The heat and humidity continues to build on Sunday. Partly cloudy skies will develop across the area, with an isolated rain shower possible inland. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Next week still looks warm and humid. Monday and Tuesday will feature partly cloudy skies and a PM chance of rain shower inland. Highs both days will be in the upper 80s.

Midweek next week will also feature temps in the upper 80s, with a slightly better chance of an afternoon shower or storm inland.

Our next storm system finally arrives to close next week, increasing rain chances and bringing slightly cooler air to the area. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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ESTERO INCORPORATION-2SHOT


ESTERO RESIDENTS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO GETTING THEIR CHANCE TO FORM A CITY.

A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW ESTERO TO BECOME INCORPORATED PASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TODAY.

THREE MEMBERS VOTED AGAINST THE BILL.

THE PROPOSAL WILL HEAD TO THE STATE SENATE.

IF IT PASSES -- THEN IT WILL HIT ANOTHER HURDLE.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WHO WILL NEED TO SIGN IT.

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


LEE CO WATER SCAMS-ONCAM


OFFICIALS WITH BONITA SPRINGS UTILITIES ARE WARNING RESIDENTS ABOUT A RASH OF SCAM NOTICES -- URGING PEOPLE TO HAVE THEIR TAP WATER TESTED.

THE SCAM CLAIMS -- YOUR DRINKING WATER IS POLLUTED AND UNHEALTHY.

OFFICIALS SAY -- IT APPEARS TO BE A PLOY BY A PRACTICED SALESPERSON.

BONITA SPRINGS UTILITES SAYS -- IF YOUR WATER PROVIDER IS WITHIN ANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY --

IT'S VERY UNLIKEY THAT YOU HAVE WATER PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


SENATE SPEED LIMIT VOTE-VO


GET READY TO GO FASTER ON FLORIDA HIGHWAYS.

THE STATE SENATE JUST PASSED A BILL TO RAISE THE LIMIT TO 75.

SOME WORRY IT WILL MAKE ROADS DANGEROUS.

THE BILL ALLOWS THE SATE TO RAISE THE SPEED LIMIT ON INTERSTATES AND LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAYS FROM 70 TO 75 MILES PER HOUR.

RURAL FOUR LANE DIVIDED HIGHWAYS WOULD JUMP FROM 65 TO 70. Return to index of stories...


SWF COLLEGE NAME CHANGE-ONCAM


NEW AT 7 --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGE -- IS GEARING UP FOR A NAME CHANGE.

THE PRIVATE SCHOOL WILL BECOME SOUTHERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE.

NEXT WEDNESDAY THERE WILL BE SIMULTANEOUS RIBBON-CUTTINGS ON THE BONITA AND FORT MYERS CAMPUSES.

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FL MOST EXPENSIVE STATES-2SH-VO


I DIDN'T KNOW THIS -

FLORIDA HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING CHEAP.

WELL IT'S FALSE. ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.

FLORIDA IS REALLY THE 16TH MOST EXPENSIVE STATE TO LIVE IN.

JEFF - YOU'VE LIVED HER SINCE BIRTH!

AND WITH THE POPULATION GROWING -- THAT NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO CLIMB.

THE STUDY LOOKS AT INCOME AND FOOD, ENERGY AND HOUSING COSTS.

THE MOST EXPENSIVE IS WASHINGTON, D-C.

THE LEAST EXPENSIVE STATE -- MISSISSIPPI. Return to index of stories...


FL 595 DELIVERY-2SH-SS


NOW TO THE UNEXPECTED BABY DELIVERY -- GOING VIRAL TONIGHT.

A SOUTH FLORIDA MOTHER GAVE BIRTH ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE.

HERE SHE IS -- THE I-595 BABY GIRL.

HER FATHER WAS RUSHING TO GET HIS WIFE TO THE HOSPITAL,

HIS NEWBORN COULDN'T WAIT.

HE PULLED OVER ON I-595 IN FORT LAUDERDALE AND DELIVERED HIS DAUGHTER.

GET THIS -

HIS WIFE IS A NURSE.

SHE TALKED THE NEW DADDY THROUGH THE PROCESS.

PARAMEDICS TOOK THEM TO THE HOSPITAL.

MOM AND BABY ARE JUST FINE! Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


SOME LOCAL NFL LEGENDS WILL BE HITTING THE BASKETBALL COURT--- THIS WEEKEND-- THERE COULD BE SOME BAD BASKETBALL -- BUT IT WIL BE FOR A GREAT CAUSE

PLUS LEBRON JAMES NOT THE ONLY ONE UNHAPPY ABOUT THIS PLAY RIGHT HERE--- DOES THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME--- THE HEAT SAY NO Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) TEACHER LAP DANCE-VOTOPS-WIPE


SHE CALLED IT A BIRTHDAY GIFT --

BUT WHAT SHE GAVE A STUDENT GOT HER ARRESTED --

AND COST HER HER JOB.

WHAT SHE ADMITS TO DOING -- IN THE CLASSROOM -- AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) RAPE PINS FOR WOMEN-VOTOPS


ALL THE PROTECTION OF A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM --

PACKED INTO A LITTLE PIN.

THE DEVICE DESIGNED TO WARD OFF ATTACKERS -- AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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EARL MORRALL-POP


1972 WAS A REALLY GOOD YEAR TO BE A MIAMI DOLPHINS FAN. 17 WINS. 0 LOSSES. ONE SUPER BOWL TITLE. WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE. AND THAT 72 TEAM REMAINS THE ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAM IN NFL HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


EARL MORRALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


EARL MORRALL WAS A BIG REASON THE FINS WENT UNDEFEATED THAT YEAR--- STARTING 9 GAMES AT QUARTERBACK---

MORRALL FILLED IN FOR BOB GRIESE--- WHEN GRIESE BROKE HIS ANKLE

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MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS-WIPE


MEANWHILE THE MIAMI DOLPHINS-- HAVE STARTED TO GET READY FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON---

SEVERAL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT AT THE TEAM FACILITY

ONE GUY WORKING HARD IS NEW DOLPHINS CORNERBACK CORTLAND FINNEGAN--- HE WAS A PRO BOWLER BACK IN 2008-- AND WANTS TO PROVE HE'S STILL AT THAT LEVEL Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOT-WIPE


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NORTHWESTERN-VOTOPS


TODAY SEVERAL NOTHERWESTER FOOTBALL PLAYES--- VOTED ON WHETHER THEY SHOULD FORM A UNION---

THE PLAYERS ARE SEEKING TO BECOME THE FIRST UNION IN COLLEGE ATHLETICS--- BASCIALLY MAKING THEM EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY-- AND OPENING THE DOOR TO GET PAID

THE SECRET VOTE WILL NOT BE REVEALED FOR SOME TIME Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-POP


HOW DO YOU STOP LEBRON JAMES-- THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS-- YOU DON'T -- THE NBA'S BEEN TRYING TO SOLVE THAT RIDDLE FOR YEARS---- IF YOU'RE CHARLOTTE FORWARD JOSH MCROBERTS--- YOU GIVE THE KING A LITTLE CLOSE-LINE--- ON THURSDAY-- MCROBERTS WAS FINED 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THAT FLAGRANT FOUL-- TODAY- HEAT COACH ERIK SPOELSTRA SAID THAT PUNISHMENT WAS NOT ENOUGH Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE BEST FORM OF REVENGE WILL BE TO BEAT THE BOBCATS ON SATURDAY---

HEAT LOOKING TO TAKE A 3- ZIP SERIES LEAD---

BUT TO TELL THE HEAT THE BOBCATS ARE DONE Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-SOT-WIPE


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EARNEST GRAHAM-VOTOPS-WIPE


SPEAKING OF HOOPS-- SEVERAL FORMER NFL STARS WIL BE PLAYING BASKETBALL IN THE "DRIVE THE LANE" CELEBRITY GAME---THIS WEEKEND

EARNEST GRAHAM ALONG WITH JAVON KEARSE--- DUANTE CULPEPPER-- AND ANTONIO FREEMAN-- WILL BE ON THE COURT

---THE GOAL IS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON UNDERAGE DRINKING---

THE GAME WILL BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY AT 3PM AT BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL Return to index of stories...


EARNEST GRAHAM-SOT-WIPE


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IDA BAKER-VOTOPS-WIPE


SIGNING DAY AT IDA BAKER---

7 STUDENTS PUT INK TO PAPER-- COMMITTING TO PLAY AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL---

FOUR OF THEM. PHLIP MUNROE, WYATT GRIFFITH, ALEX FEBLES , AND TYLER IVERSON. WILL PLAY FOOTBALL AT LAKE ERIE COLLEGE. Return to index of stories...


IDA BAKER-SOT-WIPE


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP --- LA

YOU WON'T KNOW IT BY LOOKING AT HIM-- BUT NICK YOUNG IS A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE-- PLAYS FOR THE LAKERS---

THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH--- THAT'S A LITTLE HIGH Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...