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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL1) NORT PORT CHILD DEATH-VO-WIPE GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-POP
HL2) SEX ASSAULT AT BABY SITTER'S HOME-VO-WIPE FL NEW LAWS TODAY-VOTOPS SS
HL3) IRAQ NEW TROOPS-VO-WIPE DEP WATER QUALITY TEST RESULTS-CLIP VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP ALGAE OUTBREAKS LEGISLATION-OC VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL EDISON STATE NEW NAME-OC VO-WIPE
GOOD MORNING-2SH TRX SS EDISON STATE NEW NAME-SOTVO
NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SOTTOPS SS FSW SPIRIT DAY-OC
NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS VO SS FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-TRX VOTOPS-WIPE
SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-CLIP 2SH-POP SOT S FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-SOTVO OC
SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-2SH-POP SOT SS OFF THE HOOK COMEDY CLUB-OC VO OC
PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-TRX SSTOPS(2) DT FM OLD HOTEL-VOTOPS-WIPE
PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-SOTVO DT FM OLD HOTEL-SOTVO
LEHIGH BREAKIN ARRESTS-OC SS VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-OC NATVO-WIPE 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-SOTVO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
CAPE HEROIN BUST-OC SS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
MADDIE STRAUSS PASSES AWAY-OC VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
COBRA BITE VICTIM RECOVERING-TRX VOTOPS PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
FL GATOR NEAR PLAYGROUND-VOTOPS BEAR MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP-OC VO
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO LEE CO PET ADOPTION-TRX VOTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TOSS TO CLIFTON-CLIP 2SHOT
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-LIVE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL LIVE SHOT-VO
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-LIVE
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
MYSTERY ALGAE NEAR CAUSEWAY-EBOX FLY-VO-FULL STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
SANIBEL FERTILIZER RULE-OC SCOTUS HOBBY LOBBY-OC VO
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS AVE MARIA IMPACT-OC VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC VO
ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES-CLIP OC VO FLOTUS IN FL-OC VO
IRAQ NEW TROOPS-TRX VOTOPS FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-POP VO-WIPE
NEW AIRPORT SECURITY-VOTOPS FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-SOTVO
US MEXICO BORDER ISSUES-OC VO FL LOTTERY SCAMS-TCMON
JULY 4TH TRAVEL-VO-POP VO-FULL UNCLAIMED LOTTO TICKET-TRX VOTOPS
CHRYSLER RECALL-POP VO DISNEY ADDS FROZEN APPEARANCES-OC VO
GM RECALL-TCMON VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
GM VICTIMS FUND-VO-TCMON 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
GM VICTIMS FUND-SOTVO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
TEENS SWEPT AWAY IN STORM DRAIN-TRX VOTOPS STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
FL MAN KILLED MY HOSPITAL MATE-VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
MANNEQUINS CAUSING WRECKS-OC VO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
QUEEN B TOPS FORBES LIST-OC VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO WORLD CUP-NATVOTOPS
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG FACEBOOK WORLD CUP-2SH VO
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG WAFFLE HOUSE BELGIAN-2SH VO
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 1) north port child death-SSTOPS(2)
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TS 2) sex assault baby sitter's home-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 3) dep test results-VOTOPS-WIPE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLYSON!-3SH VO TS 4) algae outbreaks legislation-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 5) new fl laws-SSTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS FINAL WEATHER
HL1) FL NEW LAWS-VO-WIPE HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLYSON RAE!-TRX VOTOPS
HL2) WATER QUALITY TEST RESULTS-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL3) FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-VO-WIPE END TIME


5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) NORT PORT CHILD DEATH-VO-WIPE


A MAN SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING A BABY. IS CHARGED. WITH ITS DEATH THIS MORNING.

THE SUSPECT HEADS TO COURT. AS THE FATHER OF THAT CHILD. SHARES HIS GRIEF WITH ABC-7. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SEX ASSAULT AT BABY SITTER'S HOME-VO-WIPE


THEN. A CRIME THAT GETS YOUR SKIN CRAWLING.

ONE MAN WAKES UP IN JAIL. ACCUSED OF RAPING A THREE-YEAR-OLD.

AND CIRCUMSTANCES REVEAL. THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) IRAQ NEW TROOPS-VO-WIPE


PLUS. MORE U-S TROOPS. WILL HEAD TO IRAQ.

THIS MORNING. WHY THE NUMBER IS DOUBLING. AND WHAT THEY'LL DO OVERSEAS. AS TROUBLE HEIGHTENS. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-2SH TRX SS


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO JULY. I'M ROB EVANS.

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7. I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

A CHILD LOSES HIS LIFE. AFTER POLICE SAY THE MAN WATCHING THE LITTLE ONE. SHOOK HIM TO DEATH.

NOW WE'RE HEARING FROM THAT CHILD'S FATHER. WHO SHARES HIS SHEER DEVASTATION THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SOTTOPS SS


21:32:50-21:33:01#Jarreau Vinson #Baby's Father

"I dont know what rage would cause a person to do something like -- and to look at somebody so innocent and so handsome and to cause harm to them- I can't fathom that at all".

JAI'SHIN VINSON WAS JUST 11-MONTHS OLD.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY. AND DOCTORS SAID SOMEONE HAD SHAKEN HIM REPEATEDLY.

HE WAS DEAD BY SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT CHILD DEATH-SSTOPS VO SS


THEN NORTH PORT POLICE ARRESTED **CARTER BRYANT THE THIRD.**

INVESTIGATORS SAY JAI'SHIN'S MOTHER ASKED HIM TO WATCH THE BOY ON FRIDAY.

SHE SAYS HE "FAKED" HIS SURPRISE.

WHEN SHE CAME BACK AND FOUND THE LITTLE BOY WASN'T BREATHING.

THE MOTHER ALSO TELLS US. BRYANT CLAIMED HE CALLED 9-1-1. BUT NEVER DID.

BRYANT NOW FACES AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.

AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE CHARGES.

WE'LL BE THERE. WHEN HE HEADS TO COURT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-CLIP 2SH-POP SOT S


NOW TO A DEVELOPING STORY. WHERE ONE MAN IS ACCUSED OF RAPING A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL INSIDE HIS APARTMENT.

BUT THAT SUSPECT'S WIFE. STANDS BY HIM CLAIMING. HE'S INNOCENT.

04:40:14-04:40:17 "Because I know him, I feel that this isn't true, with all that is happening"

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY NICOLAS LAGUNES-BARRADAS IS GUILTY FOR THE CRIME. AND CLAIM HE DID IT INSIDE HIS APARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULT AT BABYSITTERS HOME-2SH-POP SOT SS


HIS WIFE OWNS A DAY CARE IN EAST NAPLES.

AND NOW WE'RE LEARNING. THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS.

ABC-7 FOUND OUT LAGUNES-BARRADAS HAD ACCESS TO MORE CHILDREN INSIDE THE APARTMENT.

BUT WHILE INVESTIGATORS LOOK INTO THE POSSIBLITY. HIS WIFE ISN'T DRAWING UP ANY CONCLUSIONS JUST YET.

04:41:01-04:41:15 "Let's wait for all the results that will come from the exams, lets hope it's not true, that it'll be negative because I know him as a serious person" Manuela Perez, Wife

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS.

WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT THE ACCUSATION.

BARRADAS ADMITTED HE KNEW THE CHILD. BUT HAD NO EXPLANATION AGAINST HER CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-TRX SSTOPS(2)


NOW TO A STORY GETTING A LOT OF *YOUR* COMMENTS. ON OUR ABC 7 WEB PAGE

OFFICERS SAY THESE TINY PUPPIES WERE LOCKED IN A U-HAUL TRUCK FOR NEARLY AN HOUR THIS WEEKEND.

FORCED TO ENDURE THE HOT TEMPERATURES IN FORT MYERS.

KEEP IN MIND. WE REACHED A RECORD HIGH OF 97 DEGREES ON SUNDAY.

NOW INVESTIGATORS SAY DUSTIN UNWIN ADMITTED TO OWNING THE DOGS. AND LEAVING THEM INSIDE THE TRUCK. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES IN HOT UHAUL-SOTVO


Ruth Sawyer - Fort Myers 12:39-50 Two puppies were almost dead.Mama dog fell out of the truck. She

didn't fall, she fell. such a good dog she knew we were there to help.

THANKFULLY, A WOMAN SPOTTED THE DOGS AND CALLED FOR HELP.

NOW THE OWNER FACES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAKIN ARRESTS-OC SS VO


TWO MEN ARE IN JAIL THIS MORNING, BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. CHARGED IN A SHOOTING IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THAYER EVANS AND LONNIE YOUNG BROKE INTO A HOME ON GILBERT AVENUE EARLY SUNDAY.

AND SHOT THE OWNER TWICE IN THE STOMACH AND HAND.

AT LAST CHECK HE'S IN GOOD CONDITION AT LEE MEMORIAL.

A K-9 OFFICER WAS ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THE SUSPECTS AT A NEARBY HOME.

THIS MORNING. THERE'S STILL NO CONFIRMATION WHETHER THE SHOOTING IS TIED TO OTHER RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN LEHIGH ACRES. Return to index of stories...


WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-OC NATVO-WIPE


THE FORMER PROBATION OFFICER ACCUSED OF A HOME INVASION IN NORTH FORT MYERS DIDN'T SHOW UP TO HIS COURT HEARING. BUT HIS ALLEGED VICTIMS DID.

21:42:15 He's a coward. He's a coward.

REBECCA DENNIS SAYS ALEXANDER WOOLDBRIGHT ACTED LIKE HE WAS LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GET HER TO OPEN THE DOOR BACK IN MAY.

SHE SAYS WOOLBRIGHT THEN PISTOL WHIPPED HER AND SHOT HER HUSBAND IN THE MOUTH.

NOW HE CAN BARELY TALK AND CAN'T EAT. Return to index of stories...


WOOLBRIGHT ARRAIGNMENT-SOTVO


21:42:28 I hope that he goes to jail for a really long time. I don't wanna say I wish bad things on him, but I don't want him to be happy. I don't want him eating. I want him eating through a straw right now. 21:42:39

WOOLBRIGHT'S ATTORNEY ENTERED A NOT GUILTY PLEA ON HIS BEHALF MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE HEROIN BUST-OC SS


A CAPE CORAL COUPLE PULLED OVER FOR NOT WEARING A SEATBELT.

WAKE UP IN JAIL. FACING HEROIN CHARGES.

POLICE ARRESTED MATTHEW AND CHRISSIE SIMMONS SATURDAY ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A K9 OFFICER SMELLED DRUGS.

WHEN THEY SEARCHED THE CAR. THEY FOUND HEROIN, A GUN, SEVERAL ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION AND MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


MADDIE STRAUSS PASSES AWAY-OC VO


A SAD UPDATE TO A STORY ABC-7 BROUGHT YOU ONE YEAR AGO.

LAST JUNE WE INTRODUCED YOU TO MADDIE STRAUSS.

SHE AND HER FAMILY WERE VISITING NAPLES FROM INDIANA. WHEN SHE GOT SICK.

THE ONLY WAY SHE COULD GET HOME WAS BY AN EXPENSIVE MEDICAL AIRPLANE.

AFTER AIRING HER STORY, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DONATED MONEY TO MADDIE'S FAMILY. MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR HER TO FLY HOME.

MADDIE'S MOTHER REACHED OUT TO US. SHE SAID THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS WITH A RECENT PROCEDURE. AND SHE PASSED AWAY SUNDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


COBRA BITE VICTIM RECOVERING-TRX VOTOPS


A SOUTH FLORIDA WOMAN BITTEN BY A COBRA. IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND BACK AT HOME THIS MORNING.

ANETH MCCARTHY IS A LICENSED SNAKE HANDLER AT A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN LOXAHATCHEE.

THAT'S SOUTHEAST OF US.

LAST WEEK A COBRA BIT HER. WHILE SHE WAS CLEANING ITS CAGE.

DOCTORS GAVE HER 10 INJECTIONS OF ANTI-VENOM.

AND SHE SAYS SHE'LL EVENTUALLY GO BACK TO TAKING CARE OF THE SNAKE. Return to index of stories...


FL GATOR NEAR PLAYGROUND-VOTOPS


THIS 10-FOOT LONG GATOR WAS SPOTTED. HANGING OUT NEAR A FLORIDA PLAYGROUND!

A FISHERMAN SAW THE GATOR MONDAY MORNING IN TITUSVILLE.

AND QUICKLY CALLED AUTHORITIES.

TRAPPERS SAY THE GATOR WAS ABOUT 30-FEET AWAY FROM A PLAYGROUND.

THE REPTILE WAS LATER EUTHANIZED. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


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IT'S SUMMER TIME

THAT MEANS BBQS,

HOT DOGS, POTATO SALAD. ALL POPULAR FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

BUT HOW LONG DOES THAT STUFF LAST IN THE FRIDGE

TRUTH IS NOT AS LONG AS YOU'D THINK

THIS COMING FROM HUFF POST

SALADS WITH MAYO OR EGGS. REALLY ONLY 3 TO 5 DAYS

ONCE YOU OPEN THOSE HOT DOGS THEY HAVE ONE WEEK.

UNOPEND HOT DOGS GOOD ONLY 2 WEEKS

LUNCH MEET. NOT EVEN A WEEK. MORE LIKE 3 DAY

AND BACON. THAT'S GOOD FOR A MONTH RIGHT?

NOPE TRY 5 DAYS

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6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


RE/AM

IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THOSE 4TH OF JULY BBQ

BUT DON'T LOAD UP THE FRIDGE TOO SOON

SOME OF THOSE COLD CUTS AND SALAD

HAVE A REALLY SHORT SHELF LIFE

SAUSAGE. ONLY 1 TO 2 DAYS

GROUND BEEF, CHICKEN OR TURKEY

YOU SHOULD ONLY KEEP UNFROZEN FOR A DAY

FRESH STEAK COOK IN 3-5 DAYS

` HERE'S A SURPRISING ONE.

SOUP. ONLY 3-4 DAYS ONCE COOKED

LEFTOVERS. PIZZA, CHICKEN NUGGETS, COOKED CHICKEN ALL just 3 DAYS.

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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MYSTERY ALGAE NEAR CAUSEWAY-EBOX FLY-VO-FULL


A SMELLY. SLIMY ALGAE BLOOM IS QUICKLY SPREADING ALONG THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

THESE GREENI-SH STREAKS IN THE WATER ARE CALLED LYNGBYA.

ENVIRONMENTALISTS TELL ABC-7 IT'S RARELY FOUND HERE.

RESEARCHERS WITH THE SANIBEL CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION SAY FLOOD KILLS FROM LAST SUMMER ARE TO BLAME FOR THE GREEN ICKY MESS.

IT'S O-K TO SWIM IN THE CAUSEWAY. BUT AVOID SWIMMING RIGHT INTO THE ALGAE BLOOMS.

IT CAN MAKE YOU SICK IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOW IT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL FERTILIZER RULE-OC


AND SANIBEL CITIZENS.

STARTING TODAY CITY LAWS PROHIBIT YOU FROM USING ANY FERTILIZER. CONTAINNG NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS.

FREQUENT AND UNPREDICTABLE SUMMER DOWNPOURS INCREASE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NUTRIENT RUN-OFF. TO ENTER OUR LOCAL WATERS

KEEP AWAY FROM USE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES-CLIP OC VO


THE ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS IT HAS CARRIED OUT INTENSE AIRSTRIKES IN GAZA.

IN RESPONSE TO A BARRAGE OF ROCKETS THAT HAVE BEEN FIRED INTO ISRAEL SINCE LATE SUNDAY.

ISRAEL SAYS IT HIT 34 TARGETS ACROSS THE HAMAS-CONTROLLED TERRITORY.

THE AIRSTRIKES COME A DAY AFTER THE ISRAELI MILITARY FOUND THE BODIES OF THREE ISRAELI TEENS KIDNAPPED MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO.

ISRAEL BLAMES HAMAS FOR THE KIDNAPPINGS. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ NEW TROOPS-TRX VOTOPS


THE UNITED STATES IS SENDING 300 **MORE TROOPS TO IRAQ.

THIS IS IN ADDITION. TO THE 300 ADVISORS ALREADY IN THE COUNTRY.

THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE MEMBERS WILL PROVIDE SECURITY FOR THE U-S EMBASSY.

THE BAGHDAD AIRPORT AND OTHER FACILITIES.

THE DEPLOYMENT INCLUDES HELICOPTERS AND DRONES. Return to index of stories...


NEW AIRPORT SECURITY-VOTOPS


TO ENSURE SAFETY HERE ON THE HOMEFRONT.

YOU MAY HAVE TO GO THROUGH MORE SECURITY THE NEXT TIME YOU FLY.

THE DEPARTEMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYS THEY'RE RESPONDING TO CONCERNS.

TERRORISTS FROM AL QAEDA ARE DEVELOPING NEW EXPLOSIVES.

WE'RE TOLD THEY CAN BE SMUGGLED PAST CURRENT SCREENING SYSTEMS.

ENHANCED SECURITY PROCEDURES HOPE TO CHANGE THAT. Return to index of stories...


US MEXICO BORDER ISSUES-OC VO


THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS BEEFING UP THE U-S-MEXICO BORDER. TRYING TO TO STOP THE FLOOD OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INTO THE COUNTRY.

IN A SPEECH MONDAY THE PRESIDENT BLAMED REPUBLICANS FOR HOLDING UP IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION.

CONSERVATIVE HOUSE REPUBLICANS OPPOSE A BI-PARTISAN PLAN THE SENATE PASSED.

BECAUSE IT INCLUDES A PATHWAY TO LEGAL STATUS FOR IMMIGRANTS LIVING ILLEGALLY IN THE U-S.

THE PRESIDENT TASKED THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WITH FIXING THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM WHEREVER POSSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


JULY 4TH TRAVEL-VO-POP VO-FULL


INDEPENDENCE DAY IS FRIDAY.

BUT EXPERTS SAY AMERICANS AREN'T SATISFIED. WITH A THREE-DAY WEEKEND.

MANY ARE MAKING IT A FOUR-DAY WEEKEND.

ACCORDING TO ORBITZ-DOT-COM JULY 3-RD WILL BE THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAY --

AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE DAY FOR A FLIGHT.

MEANTIME GAS PRICES ARE AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS SINCE 2008. Return to index of stories...


CHRYSLER RECALL-POP VO


MEANWHILE. CHRYSLER ANNOUNCED IT'S RECALLING NEARLY 7-HUNDRED-THOUSAND VEHICLES. DUE TO AN IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM.

THE RECALL AFFECTS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION VEHICLES IN THE U-S.

IT INCLUDES SOME DODGE JOURNEY S-U-Vs, DODGE GRAND CARAVANS AND CHYRSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY MINIVANS MADE FROM 2007 TO 2009.

CHRYSLER SAYS IT DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT ANY INJURIES RELATED TO THE RECALL ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL-TCMON VO


GENERAL MOTORS ANNOUNCED ANOTHER RECALL MONDAY TOO. BECAUSE OF A SIMILAR ISSUE TO CHRYSLER'S.

BUT GM AFFECTS QUITE A FEW MORE CARS.

ALMOST EIGHT AND A HALF MILLION WORLDWIDE.

THAT BRINGS THE YEAR TOTAL UP TO ALMOST 30 MILLION VEHICLES.

OFFICIALS BLAME FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES, WIRING AND FASTENERS FOR THIS ONE TOO.

BUT THIS ONE. IS THE COMPANY'S LARGEST SINGLE DAY OF RECALLS THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GM VICTIMS FUND-VO-TCMON


MEANWHILE. THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED A PLAN TO COMPENSATE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS KILLED OR INJURED. BECAUSE OF THOSE FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES.

THE AMOUNT WILL BE BASED ON FACTORS INCLUDING AGE, LOST EARNING POTENTIAL, MEDICAL EXPENSES AND FAMILY OBLIGATIONS.

SOME FAMILIES SAY THE MONEY IS NO COMFORT. Return to index of stories...


GM VICTIMS FUND-SOTVO


rosy cortinaz"it is the loss of my son, and i want them to acknowledge that general

motors put out some defective vehicles and hid that for so long, he didn't have to die."

THE MONEY WILL BE DOLED OUT BY A THIRD PARTY. THE SAME MAN WHO OVERSAW THE B-P AND 9-11 VICTIM COMPENSATION FUND.

EACH FAMILY WILL GET ROUGHLY A MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEENS SWEPT AWAY IN STORM DRAIN-TRX VOTOPS


THIS MORNING. CEDAR RAPIDS FIREFIGHTERS ARE SEARCHING FOR A 17-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS SWEPT AWAY IN A SEWER DRAIN MONDAY.

OFFICIALS SAY SEVERAL TEENS WERE PLAYING FRISBEE AT A LOCAL SCHOOL.

WHEN IT HAPPENED.

A SECOND TEEN WENT IN AFTER HIM.

HE WAS FOUND.BUT THE OTHER TEEN IS STILL MISSING.

OFFICIALS ARE OPTIMISTIC THE TEEN WILL BE FOUND ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN KILLED MY HOSPITAL MATE-VOTOPS


FLORIDA AUTHORITIES ARRESTED A MIAMI-DADE HOSPITAL PATIENT.

FOR ALLEGEDLY STRANGLING HIS ROOMMATE TO DEATH.

THE VICTIM'S FAMILY SAYS THEY CHECKED HIM INTO AVENTURA HOSPITAL BECAUSE HE WAS DEPRESSED.

LESS THAN A WEEK AGO THIS MAN WAS CHECKED IN TO THE SAME ROOM.

HOURS LATER THE VICTIMS WAS DEAD. STRANGLED TO DEATH.

ALEXANDER JACKSON IS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


MANNEQUINS CAUSING WRECKS-OC VO


TOO SEXY. TO BE SAFE.

AN ADULT STORE IN OKLAHOMA CITY IS TURNING HEADS.

AND GETTING BLAMED FOR TRAFFIC CRASHES.

THE STORE OPENED ON JUNE 12-TH.

SINCE THEN POLICE SAY THERE HAVE BEEN EIGHT CRASHES IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. ONE WITH INJURIES.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR HUSTLER HOLLYWOOD SAYS THERE'S NOTHING OVERLY PROVOCATIVE. AND CALLS THE DISPLAYS TASTEFUL AND DECENT. Return to index of stories...


QUEEN B TOPS FORBES LIST-OC VO


IT'S SAFE TO SAY BEYONCE RUNS THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD.

THE SINGER CAME IN AT NUMBER ONE.

ON FORBES' CELEBRITY 100 LIST FOR ESTIMATED EARNINGS AND FAME.

SHE BEAT OUT LEBRON JAMES IN SECOND. AND HUSBAND JAY-Z IN SIXTH.

HER TOUR EARNED HER AN AVERAGE OF 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS **PER SHOW.

ACCORDING TO POLLSTAR. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU VISIT SOMEWHERE, THAT PEOPLE JUST AREN'T VERY FRIENDLY?

MAYBE THEY'RE EVEN SNOBBY?

IT MAY HAPPEN A LOT IN CALIFORNIA.

THE LIST OF TEN MOST SNOBBY CITIES IN AMERICA.

THIS IS FROM MOVOTO.AND IT'S MID-SIZED CITIES.

BASED ON HOME PRICES, INCOME, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, AND COUNTRY CLUBS.

EUGENE OREGON.10

9. FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA

8.SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA.

7.GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA.

6.FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA.

THE TOP FIVE, COMING UP IN THIRTY MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SOMETIMES, HAVING TODDLERS IS PURE JOY.

SOMETIMES, HAVING TODDLERS IS A PURE NIGHTMARE.

SO HERE'S SOME HELP.

THE FOUR THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN WHEN I WAS PARENTING TODDLERS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THIS IS FROM THE HUFF POST.

*IT REALLY IS THIS HARD. YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WRONG.*

ACCEPT YOUR KIDS PERSONALITY NOW. DON'T TRY TO CHANGE IT.

EVENTUALLY, PARENTING WORKS.

AND REMEMBER. THIS SEASON WILL END. SO ENJOY IT NOW! Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


WE START WITH BAD NEWS FOR THE FGCU BASKETBALL TEAM---

SHARP SHOOTER -- FILIP WILL MISS ALL OF THE UPCOMING SEASON---

TODAY FGCU-- CONFIRMED FILIP WILL HAVE BACK SURGERY NEXT MONTH-- THEN WILL REDSHIRT THE 2014-2015 SEASON---

FILIP--- LED THE EAGLES IN 3-POINT SHOOTING LAST YEAR--

IT'S THE CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT VERSUS THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO. CHI-TOWN VERSUS BEANTOWN. WRIGLEY VERSUS FENWAY. IT'S A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. YOU WOULD THINK. BUT THE RED SOX AND CUBS DON'T GET TOGETHER VERY OFTEN. ONLY THE 4TH MEETING SINCE 1918

LET'S GO TO FENWAY--

4TH INNING--- CUBS GET ALL THE RUNS THEY WOULD NEED -- NATE SCHURHOLTZ---- HAS A DATE WITH THE BULLPEN-- 2-RUN SHOT-- 2-0 CUBS---

CUBS PITCHER RYAN ARIETTA WAS DEALING TONIGHT-- TAKES A NO-HITTER INTO THE 8TH-- GETS MIKE NAPOLI SWINGING----

BUT HE COULDN'T SEAL THE DEAL-- STEPHEN DREW BREAKS UP THE NO-HITTER WITH 2- OUTS IN 8TH--

BUT ARRIETTA GETS THE WIN -- 2-0 IS THE FINAL

LONG TIME ESTERO HEAD BASEBALL COACH --- FRANK TURCO IS TAKING HIS TALENTS TO THE CANTERBURY SCHOOL---

TURCO HAS ACCEPTED THE JOB TO BECOME BOTH THE HEAD BASEBALL COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR----

2 SEASONS AGO--- TURCO LED THE WILDCATS TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME--- AND TAKES OVER A COUGAR PROGRAM THAT MADE IT TO THE STATE FINALS LAST SPRING

AFTER SURVIVING THE GROUP OF DEATH-- IT APPEARS-- TEAM USA HEAD COACH JURGEN KLINSMANN IS CHANGING HIS TUNE--- BEFORE THE WORLD CUP--- YOU MAY REMEMBER KLINSMANN--- SAID HIS TEAM DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IT ALL --- NOW HE'S TELLING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CHANGE THEIR FLIGHT TIL AFTER THE WORLD CUP FINALS---

MAYBE HE'S FEELING GOOD-- BECAUSE STAR FORWARD JOZY ALTITDORE IS GETTING HEALTHY--

--- ALTIDORE-- COULD PLAY AGAINST BELGIUM IN THE KNOCKOUT OUT ROUND -- BUT IS NOT EXPECTED TO START

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AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY".

G-M HAS ADDED 8 MILLION VEHICLES TO ITS LIST OF CARS RECALLED OVER FAULTY

IGNITION SWITCHES, BRINGING THE COMPANY'S TOTAL RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICA TO

29 MILLION THIS YEAR.

COSMETICS GIANT L'OREAL HAS SETTLED CHARGES OF DECEPTIVE ADVERTISING.

THE DEAL ENDS A FEDERAL PROBE INTO TWO ANTI-WRINKLE PRODUCTS.

THE LOW- BUDGET AIRLINE. "NORWEGIAN" IS ABOUT TO START FLYING BETWEEN

LONDON, AND L-A. NEW YORK AND FORT LAUDERDALE, ALL FOR JUST ABOUT 255

DOLLARS EACH WAY.

IT COULD CAUSE A PRICE WAR, AND MIGHT EVEN PROMPT OTHER BUDGET

CARRIERS TO TAKE ON THOSE ROUTES.

AND WAFFLE HOUSE IS CALLING FOR A BOYCOTT OF BELGIAN WAFFLES, AHEAD OF TODAY

'S U-S-A VERSUS BELGIUM WORLD CUP MATCH.

THE CHAIN POINTS OUT IT SERVES AMERICAN- STYLE WAFFLES, WHICH HAVE A

SMALLER GRID PATTERN THAN THE BELGIAN VARIETY.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY.

I'M TAHMAN BRADLEY. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLYSON!-3SH VO


WE JUST CELEBRATED AMY'S BIRTHDAY HERE ON ABC-7.

AND NOW. WE'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR FAVORITE AND MOST ACCURATE METEOROLOGIST.

ALLYSON RAE! Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) FL NEW LAWS-VO-WIPE


THIS MORNING.

BIG CHANGES. AFFECTING EVERYONE ACROSS THE STATE.

WHAT LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW. CONCERNING THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WATER QUALITY TEST RESULTS-VO-WIPE


THEN. HOW SAFE. IS OUR WATER?

THIS MORNING. ABC-7 IS FINDING OUT. THE TESTING RESULTS. OF LOCAL WATER WELLS. SITTING NEAR OIL DRILLING SITES. Return to index of stories...


HL3) FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-VO-WIPE


PLUS. APART OF A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT.

AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW.

FACEBOOK IS FACING SOME SERIOUS BLACKLASH FROM USERS.

UPSET THEY DIDN'T KNOW. WHAT THEY WERE SUBJECT TO. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SH-POP


ALL NEW THIS MORNING. THE RULES YOU LIVE BY IN FLORIDA.

ARE CHANGING.

GOING INTO EFFECT TODAY. ABC-7 TAKES A LOOK AT THE LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW.

AND SOME OF THE BIG CHANGES. THAT WILL MATTER TO YOU.

GOOD MORNING I'M ROB EVANS.

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC-7. I'M AMY SEDLACEK. Return to index of stories...


FL NEW LAWS TODAY-VOTOPS SS


THE'VE BEEN A CONCERN. FOR MANY PARENTS.

E-CIGS AND OTHER NEW TOBACCO PRODUCT'S.

THE EFFECTS ON US. AND OUR CHILDREN. ARE RELATIVELY UNKNOWN.

NOW. STORES CAN **NO LONGER SELL E-CIGS TO CHILDREN.

COMING UP IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES. ABC-7'S CLIFTON FRENCH JOINS US LIVE. WITH THE DETAILS.

IN ADDITION TO E-CIGS.

OTHER INDUSTRIES AFFECTED BY THE NEW LAWS.

INCLUDE INSURANCE COMPANIES.

THEY CAN NO LONGER DENY COVERAGE.

BASED ON WHETHER A PERSON OWNS A GUN.

PLUS. VETERANS WILL BE OFFERED TUITION WAIVERS UNDER THE G-I BILL.

AND ANOTHER BIG ONE. PARASAILING LAWS.

OPERATORS NOW MUST LOG WEATHER CONDITIONS. AND FORBID ANY PARSAILING ACTIVITIES DURING SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

AND FINALLY. A PERMANENT SALES TAX EXEMPTION GOES INTO EFFECT FOR CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS. AND YOUTH BICYCLE HELMETS. Return to index of stories...


DEP WATER QUALITY TEST RESULTS-CLIP VOTOPS


TODAY. THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WILL RELEASE THE RESULTS.

AFTER ANALYZING SAMPLES TAKEN FROM WATER WELLS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SOME OF THOSE WELLS. WERE ON AN OIL WELL DRILL SITE. OTHERS NEAR IT.

THE RESULTS WILL COME TWO DAYS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

ABC-7 WILL BRING THE UPDATE. AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


ALGAE OUTBREAKS LEGISLATION-OC VO


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS SIGNED A BILL.

AUTHORIZING $82 MILLION FOR NEW RESEARCH.

AIMED AT CONTROLLING TOXIC ALGAE OUTBREAKS.

IT WILL STUDY AND FIGHT HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOMS NATIONWIDE AND HERE IN FLORIDA'S WATERWAYS.

SOME ESTIMATE THE HARMFUL ALGAE OUTBREAKS COST THE COUNTRY NEARLY $100 MILLION A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-OC VO-WIPE


TODAY BRINGS A NEW BEGINNING. FOR EDISON STATE COLLEGE.

IT WILL OFFICIALLY BECOME KNOWN AS FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE NEW BANNERS AND SIGNS AROUND CAMPUS.

STUDENTS SAY THEY'RE EXCITED. EVEN IF THE NEW NAME IS A MOUTHFUL. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE NEW NAME-SOTVO


20:55:06 the energy is just very high and people are really excited and we want to move forward with having a new name and fantastic colors. 55:16

ALONG WITH THE NEW NAME- THE SCHOOL WILL ADD ATHLETICS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

THEY BROUGHT BACK THE BUCCANEERS MASCOT.

SCHOOL LEADERS WILL MAKE THE NAME CHANGE OFFICIAL TOMORROW MORNING WITH A CEREMONY ON THE LEE COUNTY CAMPUS AT 10:45. Return to index of stories...


FSW SPIRIT DAY-OC


AND IT'S FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE SPIRIT DAY. TO KICK OFF THE BIG CHANGE!

FROM ELEVEN TO ONE TODAY AT ALL CAMPUS LOCATIONS.

AT THE FORT MYERS CAMPUS. THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL CEREMONY WITH THE SCHOOL'S PRESIDENT AT 10:45 AM. Return to index of stories...


FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-TRX VOTOPS-WIPE


NEARLY 45 PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY ARE WITHOUT A JOB THIS MORNING

THAT'S AFTER A POPULAR SPORTS BAR SUDDENLY CLOSED WITHOUT WARNING.

WORKERS SAY THEY SHOWED UP TO FADEAWAY BAR AND GRILL SUNDAY. AND DISCOVERED A SIGN ON THE DOOR.

THE OWNER POSTED IT SAYING HE WAS SELLING THE PROPERTY.

IT WAS A SHOCK EVEN TO THE RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT. Return to index of stories...


FADEAWAY BAR CLOSING-SOTVO OC


I mean I feel like its a really low blow just to tell almost 40 people that they don't have a job one day with no heads up. I understand that its business but at the same time where's your heart?

THE OWNER POSTED ON FADE AWAY'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

SAYING IT WAS A DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE. BUT THE RIGHT ONE FOR HIS FAMILY.

MEANTIME THE RESTAURANT MANAGER SAYS HE STILL HASN'T SPOKEN TO THE OWNER. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE HOOK COMEDY CLUB-OC VO OC


AND A COMEDY CLUB IN MARCO ISLAND WILL TEMPORARILY OPEN IN FORT MYERS.

"OFF THE HOOK" WAS SUPPOSED TO OPEN A NEW CLUB THIS YEAR IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE CLUB OUTGREW ITS OLD LOCATION IN MARCO.

CONSTRUCTION DELAYS ARE IMPACTING THE NEW SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER --

WHERE THE COMEDY CLUB WILL BE BASED.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE CLUB WILL OPERATE AT HOUSE OF BREWS IN GULF COAST TOWN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


DT FM OLD HOTEL-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE FUTURE OF THIS DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS HIGH RISE ,,,

THAT HAS TURNED INTO A GINORMOUS PINK EYESORE. IS IN LIMBO.

A NEW YORK CITY DEVELOPER MISSED A CRUCIAL DEADLINE MONDAY.

OFFICIALS TELL ABC-7 HE HAD HOPES OF TRANSFORMING THE FORMER AMTEL HOTEL INTO A 55-AND-OLDER COMMUNITY.

THE PROBLEM. CITY LEADERS ARE WAITING TO HEAR WHETHER HE HAS 55-MILLION DOLLARS TO DO IT. Return to index of stories...


DT FM OLD HOTEL-SOTVO


8:17:27-8:17:36

Linda Black/ Downtown Fort Myers Resident

"That'll be interesting. I would like to see it. That was a hotel I

guess. I would like to see what the inside of that looks like. The one

that I live in is 30-percent to income."

CITY LEADERS SAY, THEY'RE STAYING OPTIMISTIC THEY'LL HEAR FROM THE DEVELOPER THIS WEEK.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT --

IF THE DEVELOPER'S PLANS FALL APART. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SUMMER TIME FAVORITE!

ICE CREAM

FAVORITE FLAVOR?

AMY: COOKIES N' CREAM

ROB:

WORST. FREEZER BURN

HAPPENS WHEN ICE CREAM EXPOSED TO AIR

OR MELTS ON TOP LAYER A BIT AND RE-FREEZES.

SO HERE'S 3 WAYS TO STOP IT.

ONE TIP. CUT THE CARTON TO BE LEVEL WITH THE ICE CREAM EACH TIME YOU EAT IT.

ANOTHER TRICK. WAX PAPER OR PLASTIC WRAP PRESSED UP AGAINST IT.

OR TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN WHEN YOU PUT IT AWAY.THAT WAY ANY MELTY ICE CREAM

OR CONDENSATION DRIPS on the LID.

BON APPETITE! Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S WEDDING SEASON

WEDDINGS ARE EXPENSIVE

BUT MAYBE THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE

IF YOU GET YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO PAY FOR IT

A NEW TREND.

BUT IS IT TACKY

TO CROWD FUND YOUR WEDDING?

SITES LIKE GO FUND ME

YOU CAN MAKE A PLEA TO STRANGERS. TO HAVE THEM PAY FOR YOUR WEDDING

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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BEAR MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP-OC VO


IF YOU'VE SEEN ANY BEARS IN YOUR BACKYARD.

THERE'S A MEETING YOU'LL WANT TO HEAD TO TODAY.

ANY RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT THE BLACK BEARS OUT AND ABOUT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOODS. ARE WELCOME TO TALK TO OFFICIALS. AT A WORKSHOP IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT'S FROM SIX-THIRTY TO EIGHT AT THE East County Regional Library ON Gunnery Rd. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO PET ADOPTION-TRX VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PET. NOW'S THE TIME TO ADPOT!

LEE COUNTY IS OFFERING A SPECIAL DISCOUNT. FOR YOU TO FIND A FREEDOM FRIEND.

THROUGH THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY. ADOPTION DISCOUNTS GO FOR THESE CATS AND DOGS!

YOU CAN LOOK FOR THEM AT THE LOST & FOUND PET CENTER. THE PET ADOPTION CENTER. AND THE VETERINARY SERVICES CENTER. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CLIFTON-CLIP 2SHOT


VAPING IS NOW ILLEGAL IF YOU'RE UNDER 18 --

NEARLY 160 NEW STATE LAWS ARE GOING INTO EFFECT TODAY --

ONE OF THEM IS A NEW REGULATION ON ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES --

abc-7'S CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO THIS LAW --

HE JOINS US NOW LIVE AT CITY VAPOR IN FORT MYERS WITH WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


A LOT OF PEOPLE SWEAR THESE E-CIGS ARE THE ONLY THING THAT HELPED THEM QUIT SMOKING --

THIS STORE EVEN ADVERTISES IT --

BUT LAWMAKERS, INCLUDING GOVERNOR SCOTT, BELIEVE THESE E-CIGS ARE A GATEWAY TO TOBACCO FOR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-VO


STARTING TODAY KIDS UNDER 18-YEARS-OLD CAN NO LONGER BUY OR POSSESS ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES.

BUT THE LAW GOES BEYOND THAT -- RESTRICTING ALL NICOTINE AND NICOTINE DISPENSIING DEVICES TO ANYONE UNDER 18 --

THAT INCLUDES THE ACTUAL E-CIG device AND THE NICOTINE JUICES.

OPPONENTS OF THE NEW LAW SAY E-CIGS AREN'T AS HARMFUL AS TOBACCO AND BELIEVE THIS LAW IS TAKING AWAY AN ALTERNATIVE FOR TEENAGERS WHO ARE ALREADY USING NICOTINE. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


WHILE THE LAW TAKES EFFECT TODAY -- SEVERAL STORES LIKE THIS ONE ALREADY HAD THE AGE LIMIT POLICY IN PLACE, BUT UNTIL NOW IT HAS NOT BEEN ILLEGAL Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


SCOTUS HOBBY LOBBY-OC VO


A MAJOR RULING FROM THE U-S SUPREME COURT AFFECTS WOMEN.

AND HOW THEY CAN GET THEIR BIRTH CONTROL.

IN A NARROW DECISION THE COURT RULED IN FAVOR OF TWO FAMILY-RUN BUSINESSES. INCLUDING HOBBY LOBBY.

THEY FOUGHT A HEALTHCARE PROVISION THAT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED THEM TO PROVIDE FREE CONTRACEPTIVES TO THEIR EMPLOYEES.

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO. SAYING IT VIOLATED THEIR RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE HIGH COURT HAS EVER RULED FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES CAN HOLD RELIGIOUS VIEWS UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

THIS APPLIES TO SMALLER BUSINESSES. NOT LARGE. PUBLICALLY-TRADED ONES. Return to index of stories...


AVE MARIA IMPACT-OC VO


AND THIS DECISION MAY HAVE AN IMPACT ON AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE UNIVERSITY WAS THE FIRST IN FLORIDA TO FILE SUIT AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OVER THE CONTRACEPTIVE ISSUE BACK IN 2012.

THE SCHOOL'S PRESIDENT APPLAUDED THE RULING.

HE SAYS IT WILL NOT CHANGE THE STATUS OF THEIR LAWSUIT.

THE UNIVERSITY PLANS TO FILE A MOTION TO RE-OPEN THEIR CASE IN LIGHT OF THE RULING. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC VO


THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION SAYS THE STATE'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROPOSAL. IS TOO VAGUE.

VOTERS GET TO WEIGH-IN ON THE DRUG IN NOVEMBER.

THE POLK COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THE PROBLEM IS THERE'S LITTLE OVERSIGHT ON WHO CAN BE A CAREGIVER AND THE RULES THEY'LL NEED TO FOLLOW WITH MARIJUANA.

UNDER THE PROPOSED AMMENDMENT. ALMOST 250-THOUSAND PEOPLE COULD QUALIFY AS PERSONAL CAREGIVERS. Return to index of stories...


FLOTUS IN FL-OC VO


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA IS VISITING CENTRAL FLORIDA.

TO PROMOTE THE ROLE SCHOOL COUNSELORS PLAY IN HELPING FAMILIES PURSUE HIGHER EDUCATION.

MRS. OBAMA WILL SPEAK AT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO. AS PART OF HER REACH HIGHER INITIATIVE.

SHE WILL ATTEND A DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE EVENT IN MIAMI LATER IN THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-POP VO-WIPE


FACEBOOK WANTED TO RUN TESTS ON YOUR EMOTIONS.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE DID A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT.

ON NEARLY 700-THOUSAND USERS. AND THOSE USERS HAD NO IDEA.

FOR ONE WEEK IN 2012.

FACEBOOK TWEAKED WHAT USERS SAW IN THEIR NEWSFEEDS.

SOME USERS SAW MORE POSITVE CONTENT. OTHERS, MORE NEGATIVE.

THEIR FINDINGS. USERS' MOODS ARE SLIGHTLY AFFECTED BY THEIR NEWS FEEDS.

USERS WE SPOKE WITH WERE UPSET. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK SOCIAL EXPERIMENT-SOTVO


57:18 -:23 Maria Hobbs - facebook user

"I think they should have told us before, we'd have to opt in if we wanted to be a part of it."

58:54 -:58 - Mike Boyd - facebook user

"I don't think they should have done it by testing on us."

FORBES IS REPORTING THAT FACEBOOK DIDN'T ADD A STIPULATION IN THEIR USER AGREEMENT ABOUT RESEARCH. UNTIL AFTER THIS EXPERIMENT. Return to index of stories...


FL LOTTERY SCAMS-TCMON


FLORIDA LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY THEIR LOGO AND LETTERHEAD ARE BEING USED.

IN SCAM EMAILS.

THE SCAM EMAILS SAY THE RECIPIENT HAS WON A PRIZE.

AND SHOULD CONTACT THE LISTED PERSON TO CLAIM A SHARE OF THE JACKPOT.

ONCE THE EMAIL RECIPIENT RESPONDS.

THE SCAMMERS SEND A FOLLOW-UP EMAIL REQUESTING FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND MONEY FOR A TAX TO CLAIM THE PRIZE. Return to index of stories...


UNCLAIMED LOTTO TICKET-TRX VOTOPS


ONE PERSON'S LUCK RUNNING OUT.

COST THEM. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

IN TEXAS. A WINNING LOTTO TICKET WORTH 12 MILLION BUCKS.

LOST IT'S VALUE MONDAY NIGHT.

STATE LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY NO ONE CLAIMED THE JACKPOT FROM THE NEW YEAR'S DAY LOTTO TEXAS DRAWING.

SINCE THE TICKET EXPIRED. THE UNCLAIMED MILLIONS GO INTO A FUND THAT SUPPORTS TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY ADDS FROZEN APPEARANCES-OC VO


DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

WILL ADD TO THE "FROZEN" FRENZY.

BY OFFERING A DAILY CHARACTER PROCESSION, SING-ALONGS AND A NIGHTLY PARTY BASED ON THE HIT ANIMATED MOVIE.

ANNA, ELSA AND KRISTOFF WILL HIT THE PARK'S HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD.

STARTING JULY 5 AND RUN THROUGH SEPTEMBER FIRST. EACH DAY AT 11 A.M. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE WHEN YOU VISIT SOMEWHERE, THAT PEOPLE JUST AREN'T VERY FRIENDLY?

MAYBE THEY'RE EVEN SNOBBY?

IT MAY HAPPEN A LOT IN CALIFORNIA.

THE LIST OF TEN MOST SNOBBY CITIES IN AMERICA.

THIS IS FROM MOVOTO.AND IT'S MID-SIZED CITIES.

BASED ON HOME PRICES, INCOME, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, COUNTRY CLUBS.THINGS LIKE THAT.

NUMBER FIVE.SANTA ROSA, CA.

FOUR.NAPERVILLE, IL. JUST OUTSIDE CHICAGO.

THREE.ALEXANDRIA, VA.

TWO.THOUSAND OAKS, CA

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630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW "LIKE A GIRL" COMMERCIAL?

IT'S QUESTIONING WHAT IT MEANS TO RUN, THROW. HIT LIKE A GIRL.

THEY ASK ADULTS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DO THOSE THINGS. AND THEY BASICALLY MAKE FUN OF RUNNING, OR THROWING.

THEN THEY ASK LITTLE GIRLS WHAT IT'S LIKE. AND THE LITTLE GIRLS RUN THEIR HEARTS OUT.

SO WHAT HAPPENS TO GIRLS WHEN THEY GROW UP? WHAT HAPPENS TO THEIR SELF-CONFIDENCE?

GMA TAKES A CLOSER LOOK, COMING UP AT SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. THE RECORD- SETTING SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD CUP.

TWITTER SAYS 389-THOUSAND TWEETS WERE SENT IN THE *MINUTE* AFTER BRAZIL'S

WIN OVER CHILE, THAT'S A RECORD.

AND THE TOURNAMENT HAS PROMPTED A BILLION FACEBOOK INTERACTIONS.

BRITISH AIRWAYS IS USING CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY TO MONITOR IN -FLIGHT

EMOTIONS.

THE AIRLINE ASKED PASSENGERS TO WEAR A HEADSET WITH BLUETOOTH

AND SPECIAL BLANKET WITH FIBER OPTICS WOVEN IN.

THE BLANKET WOULD TURN RED OR BLUE, DEPENDING ON THE FLIER'S

MOOD.

THE FIRST PHONE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO PROTECT

PRIVACY IS NOW ON ITS WAY.

THE SUPER-SECURE "BLACKPHONE" BEGAN SHIPPING YESTERDAY.

IT SELLS FOR 629-BUCKS.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS JUST HOW IMPORTANT AMERICANS THINK THEIR

SMARTPHONE IS.

47 PERCENT SAY THEY WOULDN'T LAST 24 HOURS WITHOUT THEIR PHONES.

91 PERCENT CLAIM IT'S JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THEIR CAR, AND DEODORANT!!

ALL SIGNS OF OUR DIGITAL TIMES.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M REENA NINAN. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-NATVOTOPS


NATS: USA, USA, USA

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON TO TONIGHT'S KNOCKOUT ROUND.

BETWEEN TEAM U-S-A AND BELGIUM.

IF THE U-S-A DOESN'T WIN. THEY'LL BE SENT HOME FROM BRAZIL.

BELGIUM IS ONE OF THE FOUNDING ELEVEN MEMBERS OF FIFA.

THE INTERNATIONAL SOCCER FEDERATION.

UNLIKE THE U-S. BELGIUM WON ALL THREE GAMES LEADING UP TO THE KNOCK OUT ROUND. WITH ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP GOALIES AND PLAYERS.

THE MATCH AIRS AT FOUR P-M ON ABC'S SISTER CHANNEL E-S-P-N. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK WORLD CUP-2SH VO


AND THE WORLD CUP. IS SOMETHING EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT.

IT EVEN HELPED FACEBOOK REACH A NEW MILESTONE.

FACEBOOK ANNOUNCED.THERE HAVE BEEN ONE BILLION WORLD CUP-RELATED POSTS.

COMMENTS AND LIKES.

THAT'S THE MOST FOR ANY EVENT EVER.

THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE SAYS ACTIVITY PEAKED DURING THE BRAZIL - CROATIA GAME. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE BELGIAN-2SH VO


AND TODAY'S MUCH ANTICIPATED MATCH.

CAUSED SOME BIG BUZZ ALREADY ON TWITTER.

WAFFLE HOUSE INSISTS. THEY AREN'T SERVING BELGIAN WAFFLES.

HERE'S THE TWEET --

"WE DON'T BELIEVE IN BELGIUM WAFFLES."

BUT IT ONLY TOOK MINUTES BEFORE A FOLLOWER CORRECTED THE TWEET TO "BELGIAN" WAFFLES.

A RESTAURANT SPOKESPERSON SAID -- IT'S ALL IN GOOD FUN. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) north port child death-SSTOPS(2)


**CARTER BRYANT THE THIRD.** HEADS TO COURT HIS MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS ASKED TO BABYSIT A LITTL BOY FRIDAY.

HE NOW FACES AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.

AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY SHAKING THAT BABY TO DEATH.

JAI'SHIN VINSON WAS JUST 11-MONTHS OLD.

HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AND PRONOUNCED DEAD BY THE NEXT MORNING.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) sex assault baby sitter's home-VOTOPS-WIPE


NICOLAS LAGUNES-BARRADAS IS ACCUSED OF RAPING A THREE YEAR OLD GIRL AT HIS APARTMENT IN EAST NAPLES.

AND THIS MORNING -- INVESTIGATORS SAY THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS.

HIS WIFE BABYSITS THE GIRL AND OTHER CHILDREN FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

BARRADAS IS DUE BACK IN COURT LATE NEXT MONTH.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FOLLOW THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) dep test results-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE D-E-P IS SET TO RELEASE DRINKING WATER TESTS RESULTS AFTER POSSIBLE CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION.

IF YOU LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY THIS WILL IMPACT YOU.

THIS COMES AFTER THE DAN A HUGHES OIL COMPANY WAS FOUND USING QUESTIONABLE EXTRACTION PRACTICES NEAR A COLLIER WELL.

IF ANY OF THE 100 CHEMICALS THEY TESTED FOR COME UP POSITIVE --- YOU COULD BE DRINKING TOXIC WATER RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) algae outbreaks legislation-VOTOPS-WIPE


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS SIGNED A BILL.

AUTHORIZING $82 MILLION FOR NEW RESEARCH.

AIMED AT CONTROLLING TOXIC ALGAE OUTBREAKS.

IT WILL STUDY AND FIGHT HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOMS NATIONWIDE AND HERE IN FLORIDA'S WATERWAYS.

SOME ESTIMATE THE HARMFUL ALGAE OUTBREAKS COST THE COUNTRY NEARLY $100 MILLION A YEAR.

IF YOU SEE THEM HERE.. TRY NOT TO SWIM IN THEM. THEY COULD MAKE YOU SICK IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOW IT. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) new fl laws-SSTOPS-WIPE


158 NEW LAWS ARE NOW IN EFFECT TODAY.

STORES CAN NO LONGER SELL E- CIGARETTES TO MINORS.

THE FLORIDA G-I BILL ALSO STARTS TODAY.

THE BILL GIVES UNIVERSITY TUITION WAIVERS FOR VETERANS.

IT ALSO PAYS FOR MILITARY BASE IMPROVEMENTS.

AND STRICTER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY ARE ALSO NOW IN EFFECT.

PLUS. PERMANENT SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS. FOR SAFETY RESTRAINT EQUIPMENT YOU BUY FOR YOUR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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FINAL WEATHER


A FEW PASSING DOWNPOURS

Tuesday morning starts with temperatures in the mid and upper 70s across Southwest Florida with just a few clouds. Through the day we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

The first Tropical Depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed and sustained winds are at 35 mph. Tropical Depression One is just off the Florida East Coast and will likely become a Tropical Storm today. At that time it would be named Arthur.

On the western side of that system, here in Southwest Florida, we won't feel to much of an impact in our weather. In fact, it will likely limit our rain coverage. Winds will be from the northwest sending in only an isolated downpour this afternoon. High temperatures will reach into the low to mid 90s.

Tomorrow, that tropical system will be heading to the northeast. We will be left with a westerly turn on our winds which could help us to see a few showers and storms come ashore in the morning hours.

If you are planning ahead for the 4th of July, you can expect another hot day with highs in the low to mid 90s along with a few passing downpours. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLYSON RAE!-TRX VOTOPS


BUT IT'S NOT JUST ALL ABOUT THE WORLD CUP.

TODAY IS ALSO ALL ABOUT. ALLYSON RAE!

WE'RE CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY THIS MORNING. ON ABC-7.

THAT'S RIGHT. JUST THE DAY AFTER AMY SEDLACEK'S.

HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ABC-7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TO SEND HER YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

-WHAT IS COMING UP ON GMA - BIG STORY COVERAGE OF THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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