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DIRECTORS PAGE 530AM~ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT
HL1)-VO-WIPE GAY MARRIAGE FL HEARING-VOTOPS SS OC
HL2)-VO-WIPE FL IMMIGRATION REFORM CALL-OC
HL3)-VO-WIPE NEW LAWS-OC
ARTHUR IMPACT-CLIP VOTOPS 1 MOVE OVER-VOTOPS
ARTHUR IMPACT-VO-2SH-POP 2 UNWANTED TEXTS-VOTOPS BNR
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP HEADPINZ GROUNDBREAKING-OC SS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL WATER TEST RESULTS-CLIP VOTOPS
GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-CLIP 2SH-PUSH VO SS LEHIGH SHOOTING-TRX NATVO-WIPE
GAY MARRIAGE PAM BONDI-OC SS LEHIGH SHOOTING-SOTVO
GAY MARRIAGE CHARLIE CRIST-TRX SSTOPS(2) NEW BEAR PICS-TRX SSTOPS(2)
GAY MARRIAGE FL FAMILY POLICY-OC LEHIGH BEAR MEETING-OC VO
POLK SEX STING-CLIP SSTOPS(2) TCMON SHARKS IN PENSACOLA-TRX NATVO
COLLIER HOUSE FIRE-TCMON SS VO-WIPE RED WHITE AND BOOM-OC VO-WIPE
COLLIER HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO RED WHITE AND BOOM-SOTVO
BONITA TRAFFIC MEETING-VO-POP VO-FULL JOB SWAP-OC VO
CAPE PARK CONTROVERSY-VO-POP VO-FULL 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
DIST 77 PRIMARY PREVIEW-OC VO-WIPE 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
DIST 77 PRIMARY PREVIEW-SOTVO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
FL SW STATE COLLEGE CHANGES-OC VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS FADE AWAY'S UPDATE-OC VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SH-PUSH
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-TCMON VO
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT LIVE SHOT-SOT(2)
7 RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-TRX VOTOPS SS LIVE SHOT-TCMON
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS IN: ONE SAME SEX MARRIAGE-2SH VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
BENGHAZI MILITANT-CLIP OC VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
IN: GM DEADLY PLANT EXPLOSION-CLIP VO-TCMON VO-FUL STANDARDIZED TEST CHANGES-CLIP TCMON VO
IN: GM DEADLY PLANT EXPLOSION-SOTVO DEATH BY CAFFEINE-VO-POP
FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION-VOTOPS DEATH BY CAFFEINE-SOTVO
CA: WILDFIRES-VO-POP VO-FULL TMOBILE BOGUS FEES-TRX VOTOPS
CA: IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD-VOTOPS TINDER APP SUED-VOTOPS
CT: MAN CHARGED FOR BABY IN HOT CAR-TRX VOTOPS SD: WOMAN PAYS IT FORWARD-2SH VO-WIPE
STORM DRAIN SEARCH-OC VO SD: WOMAN PAYS IT FORWARD-SOTVO
NANNY UPDATE-OC VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
AARON HERNANDEZ BONUS-OC VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
ROBIN WILLIAMS REHAB-TRX VOTOPS TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
SHIA LABEOUF ALCOHOLISM-VOTOPS STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
FEMALE ADMIRAL-TRX VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG WORLD CUP USA LOSES-2SH VO-WIPE
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS PREZ OBAMA WORLD CUP-VOTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TS 1) FL GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 2) BONITA TRAFFIC UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE
4 YEAR OLD BB BALL PLAYER-SOTVOTOPS TS 3) WATER TEST RESULTS-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 4) HEADPINZ GROUNDBREAKING-SSTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 5) JOB SWAP-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL1) GAY MARRIAGE FL HEARING-VO-WIPE FINAL WEATHER
HL2) WATER TEST RESULTS-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL3) TMOBILE BOGUS FEES-VO-WIPE END TIME


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1)-VO-WIPE


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HL3)-VO-WIPE


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ARTHUR IMPACT-CLIP VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS FOLLOWING THE FIRST NAMED TROPICAL STORM.

OF THE 2014 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.

RIGHT NOW ARTHUR IS CHURNING OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA.

THREATENING THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS. IN THE WEEKEND AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR IMPACT-VO-2SH-POP


GOOD MORNING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

I'M ROB EVANS.

TOMORROW IS EXPECTED TO BE THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAY OF THE SUMMER.

WITH 41 MILLION AMERICANS TAKING TRIPS. MOSTLY BY CAR.

AND FORECASTERS EXPECT ARTHUR TO STRENGTHEN.

WE TAKE IT OVER TO ABC-7'S METEOROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE. IN THE STORM WARN 7 HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER TO FIND OUT. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR FORECAST.

GOOD MORNING ALLY! Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-CLIP 2SH-PUSH VO SS


NEW THIS MORNING. ABC-7 CREWS ARE HEADED TO MIAMI THIS MORNING.

AHEAD OF A HUGE COURT HEARING. AFFECTING FLORIDA GAY MARRIAGE RIGHTS.

STARTING AT 4 PM. A STATE TRIAL COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENTS ON A MOTION FIRST FILED IN MAY.

BY SIX SAME-SEX COUPLES AND EQUALITY FLORIDA.

THEY'RE CHALLENGING THE FLORIDA LAWS THAT BAN SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM MARRIAGE.

ULTIMATELY. THE COUPLE WILL ASK THE COURT TO STRIKE DOWN THE STATE'S MARRIAGE BAN. AND ORDER THE STATE TO ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

THEY'LL ARGUE THE BAN WON'T HOLD UP. SINCE THE U-S SUPREME COURT'S RULING A YEAR AGO. FINDING THE FEDERAL DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION'S GUARANTEES OF EQUAL PROTECTION AND DUE PROCESS.

SINCE THE JUNE 2013 DECISION. COURTS HAVE RULED IN FAVOR OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE FOR UTAH, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, KENTUCKY, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, TENNESSEE, TEXAS AND VIRGINIA. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE PAM BONDI-OC SS


ALSO A BIG NAME IN THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ARGUMENTS.

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI.

WE'VE TOLD YOU ABOUT HER FILED MOTIONS. TO INTERVENE IN TWO CHALLENGES TO THE VOTER=ARRPOVED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. DEFINING MARRIAGE.

THIS WAY. SHE ENSURES THE COURTS HAVE THE DOCUMENTS DEFENDING THE MARRIAGE PROVISION. APPROVED BY YOU.

FLORIDA VOTERS BACK IN 2008. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE CHARLIE CRIST-TRX SSTOPS(2)


MEANWHILE FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST.

FILED A LEGAL BRIEF IN **SUPPORT OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY

AN AMICUS BRIEF MAY BE FILED BY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT A PARTY TO THE LITIGATION.

BUT WHO BELIEVES THAT THE COURT'S DECISION MAY AFFECT ITS INTEREST.

CRIST SAYS HE IS AMONG THE FAST GROWING MAJORITY OF FLORIDIANS. WHO SUPPORT FULL MARRIAGE EQUALITY.

ACCORDING TO CRIST. HE SAYS THAT NUMBER IS 57% OF THE STATE.

OTHER POLITCAL FIGURES INCLUDING THE MAYORS OF ORLANDO AND MIAMI BEACH HAVE ALSO FILED BRIEFS ON LIFTING THE BAN Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE FL FAMILY POLICY-OC


FOLLOWING TODAY'S HEARING.

THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE FLORIDA FAMILY POLICY COUNCIL.

WILL BE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT,

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO CLOSELY FOLLOW THE HEARING. ALL DAY. AND BRING YOU THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


POLK SEX STING-CLIP SSTOPS(2) TCMON


THIS MORNING AT LEAST SIXTEEN PEOPLE FACE CHARGES IN A POLK COUNTY UNDERAGE SEX STING.

AMONG THOSE ARRESTED. ARE A COLLEGE STUDENT FROM NAPLES. A TEACHER.

AND THEME PARK EMPLOYEES FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA

ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. 13 OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE ARRESTED TRAVELED TO HAVE SEX WITH MINORS. AND THREE POSSESSED CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

ONE OF THEM IS JASON BICKEL. A U-S-F STUDENT FROM COLLIER COUNTY.

HE WAS CAUGHT UNDER WHAT DEPUTIES CALL "OPERATION CYBERCHILD THREE."

AS FOR THE OTHER MEN ARRESTED.

MANY ARE ACCUSED OF SENDING NAKED PICTURES OF THEMSELVES TO UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES WHO THEY THOUGHT WERE CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOUSE FIRE-TCMON SS VO-WIPE


A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FAMILY IS STAYING WITH RELATIVES.

AFTER A FIRE SPARKED AT THEIR HOME.

PUTTING THE LIFE OF A CHILD. IN SERIOUS DANGER.

IT HAPPENED ON EVERGLADES BOULEVARD TUESDAY.

THE FAMILY TELLS US IT STARTED IN THE COMPUTER ROOM. THEN SPREAD CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.

THE 12-YEAR-OLD. WAS HOME ALONE.

HE CALLED HIS MOM, THEN 9-1-1. THEN DARTED OUTSIDE.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO RESCUE THE FAMILY'S THREE PETS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO


BRYAN- What was going through your mind?

Jany- I was just scared, scared to death. I imagined the whole house burning in flames with all the dogs inside with him and it was just scary.

THE RODRIGUEZ FAMILY SAYS THEY JUST BOUGHT THIS HOUSE AND MOVED IN SIX MONTHS AGO.

FIREFIGHTERS HAVEN'T DETERMINED HOW THE FIRE STARTED. Return to index of stories...


BONITA TRAFFIC MEETING-VO-POP VO-FULL


ITS A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE!

THE INTERSECTION WHERE BONITA BEACH ROAD MEETS U-S 41 NEEDS SOME FIXING--

THATS WHAT PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN BONITA SPRINGS SAY.

TONIGHT-- THE ONGOING DISCUSSION FOR A SOLUTION CONTINUES AT THE BONITA SPRING CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

F-DOT WILL ANSWER THE COUNCIL's QUESTIONS. ABOUT THE BEST OPTION TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

A MILLION DOLLAR STUDY GOING ON ALSO AIMS AT ANSWERIN THAT.

DIFFERENT OPTIONS INCLUDE ADDING EXTRA LANES.

BUT THE BIG TALKER: A FLY OVER. OR OVER PASS.

SOME THINK ITLL BE A WASTE OF MONEY WHILE OTHERS FEEL ITS THE ONLY ANSWER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PARK CONTROVERSY-VO-POP VO-FULL


A CAPE CORAL CHURCH IS GIVING BACK TO ITS COMMUNITY.

CAPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP STARTED DESIGNING ITS 2 MILLION DOLLAR PARK BACK IN 2012.

NOW THE PARK IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ATTRACTING HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES EVERYDAY.

ALSO OPEN AND COMPLETE. A COFFEE SHOP, MINI SOCCER FIELD, BASKETBALL COURT, AND SPLASH PAD.

CHURCH LEADERS SAY THE PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE A PLACE WHERE THE COMMUNITY COULD COME TOGETHER.

THE PARK IS OPEN FROM 9AM TO 9PM.

ONE PASTOR SAYS ALL MONEY THAT COMES IN THROUGH THE COFFE SHOP IS DONATED BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


DIST 77 PRIMARY PREVIEW-OC VO-WIPE


STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE IS THE TARGET OF AN ETHICS COMPLAINT THIS MORNING.

HIS OPPONENT, REPUBLICAN HOPEFUL JIM ROACH FILED IT.

SAYING EAGLE VOTED FOR A BILL THIS PAST SESSION. FOR A FINANCIAL BENEFIT.

EAGLE VOTED TO GIVE 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE NON PROFIT--FUTURE BUILDERS OF AMERICA.

ROACH SAYS ITS PARENT COMPANY HAS A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE THAT GAVE MONEY TO EAGLE'S CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


DIST 77 PRIMARY PREVIEW-SOTVO


8:27:04-8:27:12

Jim Roach/ district 77 candidate

"If it looks like I'm attacking him and I lose votes because of it, I

rather lose those votes than not have this out in the open."

DANE Eagle Phoner

:27-:33

"It's obvious campaign season is upon us. I consider this nothing more

than a cheap shot from a political opponent.

THE ETHICS COMMISSION WILL NOT CONFIRM IF THEY ARE INVESTIGATING EAGLE.

JUST LAST WEEK, EAGLE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL ON RECKLESS DRIVING AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR DUI IN TALLAHASSEE. Return to index of stories...


FL SW STATE COLLEGE CHANGES-OC VO


ADJUSTING TO A BRAND NEW NAME.

STUDENTS AT FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE ARE ALREADY COMING UP WITH A NICKNAME

EDISON STATE COLLEGE OFFICIALLY MADE THE SWITCH TUESDAY.

NOW MANY PEOPLE ARE SIMPLY CALLING THE SCHOOL F-S-W. BECAUSE ITS FULL NAME IS A MOUTHFUL.

SCHOOL LEADERS MADE THE CHANGE BECAUSE OF A TRADEMARK ISSUE.

A SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY HAS A SIMILAR NAME. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S THE DEATH OF PRODUCTIVITY

YET IT'S HOW WE ALL DO OUR JOBS

SO WERE WE MORE PRODUCTIVE WITHOUT THE INTERNET?

SOME SCIENTISTS SAY YES

THIS FROM HUFF POST

POP UPS, INBOX ALERTS, INSTANT MESSAGES, FACEBOOK NOTIFICATIONS

ALL DISTRACT US

WE'RE INTERUPPTED ONCE EVERY 3 MINUTES

BUT IT TAKES ABOUT 23 MINUTES TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND FOCUS

SOLUTION.

ONLY HAVE THE TAB YOU NEED OPEN

TURN OFF NOTIFICATIONS THAT ARE NOT WORK RELATED.

YOU CAN CHECK BOBBY'S STATUS AT LUNCH! Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S THE BIGGEST PROBLEM AT WORK

PLAGUING US ALL.

BUT EMAILS HAVE BECOME A NECESSITY

SO HOW MANY DO YOU SEND/READ RESPOND TO A YEAR?

THIS ACCORDING TO HUFF POST AND A 2012 STUDY\

IF YOU WORK AN AVERAGE YEAR

YOU SPEND ABOUT 30% OF YOUR DAY ON EMAIL

WHICH MEANS 73 DAYS OUT OF THE YEAR. DEVOTED TO EMAIL ALONE!

SO HOW DO YOU MANAGE?

FILTER YOUR E-MAIL. WORK, HOME/FAMILY, PROMOTIONS.

THEN CAN SKIP TO THE RIGHT CATEGORY

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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.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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7 RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-TRX VOTOPS SS


THIS MORNING A LOT OF VIEWERS ARE ASKING ABC-7.

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO SEVEN PUPPIES.

RESCUED FROM A HOT TRUCK IN FORT MYERS ON SUNDAY.

LEE DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THEY'LL HOLD THE ANIMALS FOR FIVE DAYS. TO SEE IF THE OWNER CLAIMS THEM. THEN DECIDE WHAT'S NEXT.

THE DOG'S OWNER, DUSTIN UNWIN. FACES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. 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.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


BENGHAZI MILITANT-CLIP OC VO


A LIBYAN MILITANT SUSPECTED IN THE BENGHAZI ATTACKS.

FACES A DETENTION HEARING IN FEDERAL COURT IN WASHINGTON TODAY.

A COURT FILING BY THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

SAYS AHMED ABU KHATTALA WAS MOTIVATED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIOLENCE.

BY HIS EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY, AND VOICED OPPOSITION TO THE PRESENCE OF AN AMERICAN COMPOUND IN BENGHAZI.

THE SEPTEMBER 11TH 2012 ATTACK ON THE U-S EMBASSY KILLED AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS AND THREE OTHER AMERICANS. Return to index of stories...


IN: GM DEADLY PLANT EXPLOSION-CLIP VO-TCMON VO-FUL


A GENERAL MOTORS FACTORY WORKER DIES ON THE JOB. AT A PLANT IN INDIANA.

IT HAPPENED FROM A CHEMICAL EXPLOSION TUESDAY. LEAVING FIVE OTHER EMPLOYEES INJURED. Return to index of stories...


IN: GM DEADLY PLANT EXPLOSION-SOTVO


"My wife says a prayer for me everyday and we take it lightly, but we never know when we are going to go to work and not come home. And that's really sad."

THE FACTORY MAKES FENDERS, DOORS AND HOODS FOR GENERAL MOTORS VEHICLES.

THE PLANT WILL BE BACK OPEN TODAY.

WHILE AN INVESTIGATION LOOKS TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THE BLAST. Return to index of stories...


FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION-VOTOPS


AND CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING VIDEO.

WHEN A FOOD TRUCK EXPLODES IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA. INJURING 11 PEOPLE.TWO CRITICALLY.

POLICE SAY THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED OUTSIDE AN AUTO BODY SHOP TUESDAY.

AND A PROPANE TANK WAS THE CAUSE.

THIS MORNING FOUR OF THE INJURED ARE IN STABLE CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


CA: WILDFIRES-VO-POP VO-FULL


A RAGING WILDFIRE IN CALIFORNIA'S NAPA COUNTY.

HAS BURNED SOME 27-HUNDRED ACRES. DAMAGING AT LEAST FIVE STRUCTURES SO FAR.

RESIDENTS IN NEARLY 200 HOMES WERE EVACUATED TUESDAY.

AFTER THE BLAZE BROKE OUT. SHORTLY BEFORE NOON.

THIS THING IS BURNING SO FAST. IT DESTROYED MORE THAN 200 ACRES IN A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO HOURS.

OFFICIALS SAY CREWS HAVE WORKED THROUGH 90-DEGREE WEATHER TO GAIN CONTROL OF ABOUT A THIRD OF THE WILDFIRE. Return to index of stories...


CA: IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD-VOTOPS


ALSO IN CALIFORNIA.

CENTRAL AMERICAN MIGRANT FAMILIES DETAINED IN TEXAS.

HAVE BEEN GIVEN AN ANGRY WELCOME.

WHERE THEY WERE TAKEN FOR PROCESSING.

AN ANGRY CROWD OF PROTESTERS WAVING AMERICAN FLAGS FORCED BUSES CARRYING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO BE REROUTED TO A FEDERAL FACILITY IN SAN DIEGO.

THE PROTESTS WERE ENCOURAGED BY THE MAYOR OF MURRIETA. A SAN DIEGO SUBURB. Return to index of stories...


CT: MAN CHARGED FOR BABY IN HOT CAR-TRX VOTOPS


A CONNECTICUT MAN IS NOW ARRESTED. FOR LEAVING HIS BABY IN A HOT CAR.

THE SIX MONTH OLD SURVIVED. BUT IT WAS 130 DEGREES IN THE VEHICLE WHEN POLICE FOUND HER.

POLICE SAY THE MAN LEFT HIS DAUGHTER IN A HOT. UNLOCKED CAR FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES.

THREE OUT OF THE FOUR WINDOWS WERE ROLLED ALL THE WAY UP.

THE FOURTH WAS OPEN LESS THAN AN INCH.

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STORM DRAIN SEARCH-OC VO


A SEARCH ENDS SADLY. FOR THE TEEN WHO GOT SWEPT INTO A STORM DRAIN.

THE BODY OF A 17 YEAR OLD IOWA TEEN HAS BEEN FOUND

RESCUERS SAY FAST MOVING WATER SWEPT LOGAN BLAKE INTO A DRAIN AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

A SECOND TEEN, 17-YEAR-OLD DAVID BLISS, TRIED TO RESCUE BLAKE.

BLISS WAS CARRIED MORE THAN A MILE THROUGH THE STORM DRAIN SYSTEM TO CEDAR LAKE.

HE WAS ABLE TO WALK TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

HE'LL BE FINE. Return to index of stories...


NANNY UPDATE-OC VO


SHE'S BEEN LABELED THE NIGHTMARE NANNY". FOR REFUSING TO LEAVE THE HOME OF HER FORMER EMPLOYER.

NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME-

ABC-7 IS HEARING THE NANNY'S SIDE OF THE STORY.

DIANE STRETTON SAYS SHE'S NOT THE NIGHTMARE.THE FAMILY IS.

SHE SAYS SHE WASN'T FIRED, SHE QUIT, AFTER BEING EXPLOITED AND OVERWORKED.

FORCED TO WORK 90 DAYS STRAIGHT WITHOUT ANY TIME OFF.

STRETTON IS NOW LIVING OUT OF HER CAR.BUT HER BELONGINGS REMAIN IN THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


AARON HERNANDEZ BONUS-OC VO


FAMILIES OF TWO MEN ALLEGEDLY GUNNED DOWN BY FORMER PATRIOTS STAR AARON HERNANDEZ. DON'T WANT TO SEE HIM GETTING A BIG CHECK. WHILE HE'S UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR MURDER.

TODAY THEIR LAWYERS WILL ASK A JUDGE TO BAR THE FOOTBALL TEAM FROM PAYING HERNANDEZ A $3.2 MILLION CONTRACT SIGNING BONUS.

THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES ALSO WANT HERNANDEZ'S ASSETS FROZEN.

HERNANDEZ IS CHARGED WITH THE 2012 SHOOTING AND ANOTHER MURDER IN 2013. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS REHAB-TRX VOTOPS


ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS IS IN REHAB AGAIN.

ACCORDING TO HIS REPRESENTATIVES.

WILLIAMS CHECKED INTO A FACILITY TO FOCUS ON HIS SOBRIETY.

HE IS BELIEVED TO BE AT A CENTER IN MINNESOTA

THIS ISN'T HIS FIRST TIME IN REHAB.

IN 2006 WILLIAMS GOT TREATMENT FOR ALCOHOL.

AFTER HE BROKE 20 YEARS OF SOBRIETY. Return to index of stories...


SHIA LABEOUF ALCOHOLISM-VOTOPS


AND ACTOR SHIA LABEOUF IS BEING TREATED FOR ALCOHOLISM.

A PUBLICIST SAYS THE 28-YEAR-OLD HAS NOT CHECKED INTO A REHAB FACILITY.

BUT IS GETTING VOLUNTARY TREATMENT.

LABEOUF WAS CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES IN NEW YORK LAST WEEK.

AFTER ALLEGEDLY DISRUPTING A BROADWAY PLAY.

THE PUBLICIST SAYS BEHAVIOR IS A SYMPTOM OF A LARGER HEALTH PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE ADMIRAL-TRX VOTOPS


THE NAVY. HAS ITS FIRST FEMALE FOUR-STAR ADMIRAL.

MICHELLE JANINE HOWARD WAS PROMOTED TUESDAY TO THE SERVICE'S HIGHEST RANK.

THE CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL. AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.

SHE WILL SERVE AS THE VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

WHICH MAKES HER THE NUMBER TWO ADMIRAL IN THE NAVY.

HOWARD HAS SERVED 32 YEARS IN THE NAVY.

IN 19-99 SHE BECAME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO COMMAND A NAVY SHIP. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


WE ALL WANT TO EAT HEALTHY.

BUT CAN WE EAT *TOO HEALTHY?*

DOCTORS SAY YES. AND EVEN HAVE A NAME FOR IT. "ORTHOREXIA".

IT'S WHEN YOU GET FIXED ON EATING NOTHING BUT HEALTHY FOOD.

AND JORDAN YOUNGER IS DEALING WITH IT.

SHE CALLS HERSELF THE BLONDE VEGAN. AND IS POPULAR ON INSTAGRAM FOR HER VEGAN WAYS.

SO, WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS OF GOING TO FAR WITH YOUR DIET?

GMA IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


YOU KNEW IT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN.

AND IT HAS.

THE SO-CALLED *HOT FELON*. NOW HAS A HOLLYWOOD AGENT!

JEREMY MEEKS' MUGSHOT WENT VIRAL.

AND AGENT GINA RODRIGUEZ HAS PICKED HIM UP.

SOME OF HER OTHER CLIENTS.

OCTOMOM. AND DONALD STERLING'S ALLEGED FORMER MISTRESS V-STIVIANO.

MEEKS IS STILL IN JAIL, ON ONE-POINT-ONE MILLION DOLLARS BAIL.

HE'S FACING 11 FELONY COUNTS, MOSTLY INVOLVING GANG ACTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


FROM--- I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN WIN-- TO--- - I WILL SEE YOU IN FOUR YEARS--- SOCCER'S TIME TO SHINE IN THE UNITED STATES--- COMES TO AN END AFTER -- A 3 WEEK RUN AT THE WORLD CUP-- A RUN-- THAT GOT AMERICANS HOOKED IN RECORD NUMBERS---

TEAM USA --- WERE LOOKING TO MAKE TO THE QUARTER-FINALS-- WITH A WIN OVER BELGIUM---

AND GOALIE TIM HOWARD DID HIS BEST TO MAKE THAT HAPPENED---- HOWARD-- MADE 16 SAVES ON THE DAY-- WHICH IS THE MOST AT THE WOLRD CUP-- SINCE 1966

HOWARD-- KEPT BELGIUM OFF THE BOARD FOR THE FIRST 90 MINUTES

BUT HE COULD NOT STOP EVERYTHING--- KEVIN DE BUYRNE --- FINALS CRACKS THE CODE IN EXTRA TIME---

1-0 BELGIUM-- THEY GO ON TO WIN-- 2-1 -- ENDINGN THE RUN OF TEAM USA

WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ASK YOU TO DO ANYTHING. LET ALONE PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF. YOU PROBABLY SHOULD SAY YES. FORMER MIAMI HEAT GREAT ALONZO MOURNING. DID JUST THAT. PLAYING SOME GOLF WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA LAST MARCH--- IN THE FLORIDA KEYS---

MOURNING WILL BE TAKING THAT GOLF GAME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS FEBRUARY

TODAY MOURNING-- MADE HIS WAY ACROSS ALIGATOR ALLEY--- TO BE AT THE TIBURON GOLF CLUB IN NAPLES---

HE WAS ON HAND TO HELP ANNOUNCE THAT TIBURON WILL BE THE HOST OF THE NAISMITH BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME-- CHARITY GOLF EVENT---

WHICH TAKES PLACE FEBRUARY 16TH AND 17TH----

MOURING-- WILL BE INDUCTED TO THE BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME IN AUGUST --

RAYS BACK IN THE BRONX TONIGHT TAKING ON THE YANKEES

NOT A LOT OF SCORING TONIGHT-- BUT JAMES LONEY-- GIVES THE RAYS JUST ENOUGH-- SOLO SHOT IN THE 6TH--

THAT'S YOUR GAME WINNER-- 2-1 RAYS

MARLINS AND PHILLES STRAIGHT TO EXTRAS---

ED LUCAS-- SAYS LETS GO HOME-- WALK OFF SINGLE Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". T-MOBILE HIT WITH A FEDERAL

LAWSUIT.

ACCUSED OF CHEATING CUSTOMERS OUT OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

T-MOBILE ALLEGEDLY ALLOWED THIRD-PARTY COMPANIES TO CHARGE ACCOUNT HOLDERS

WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION.

'GREY-CO' IS EXPANDING IT'S CAR SEAT RECALL. ADDING NEARLY TWO-MILLION *

INFANT* CAR SEATS TO THE RECALL BECAUSE BUCKLES CAN BECOME GUMMED UP BY FOOD

AND DRINKS.

THE COMPANY PREVIOUSLY RECALLED MORE THAN FOUR MILLION *TODDLER* SEATS FOR

THE SAME PROBLEM.

THE SO-CALLED 'FOOD POLICE' ARE EXPOSING NEW SECRETS ABOUT SALT SERVED IN

CHAIN RESTAURANTS.

AT K-F-C, RESEARCHERS FOUND SODIUM LEVELS UP 12-PERCENT.

RED LOBSTER, CHILI'S AND OLIVE GARDEN ARE SERVING MEALS WITH 5-THOUSAND

MILLIGRAMS OF SODIUM -- THAT'S THREE DAYS' WORTH OF SALT.

SUBWAY IS A STANDOUT, HOWEVER, -- CUTTING SODIUM 27-PERCENT.

U.S. WORKERS TOP THE LIST OF THOSE LEAST LIKELY TO TAKE VACATION DAYS!

FOUR IN 10 WORKERS STOCKPILE THEM.

THAT'S ABOUT 429 MILLION UNUSED DAYS PER YEAR!

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.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. 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...


4 YEAR OLD BB BALL PLAYER-SOTVOTOPS


"Can you dunk the ball yet? I can't dunk. Laugh laugh. I can't dunk.

You can't dunk? You're doing pretty much everything else my friend !! I

can't dunk"

IN 11 YEARS. HE'LL LIKELY BE ABLE TO DUNK.

HE'S ALSO LIKELY TO BE PLAYING HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL.

JOSIAH BROWN IS ONLY FOUR. BUT HE'S GOT GAME.

HE CAN DRIBBLE WITH HIS RIGHT OR LEFT HAND.

HE HAS A SPIN MOVE.

JOSIAH CAN GO BEHIND THE BACK. EVEN USE THE CROSSOVER DRIBBLE AGAINST PLAYERS TWICE HIS HEIGHT.

JOSIAH GOT HIS MOVES FROM HIS MOM. SHE PLAYED IN COLLEGE. 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) GAY MARRIAGE FL HEARING-VO-WIPE


RIGHT NOW. GAY MARRIAGE IS A BIG TOPIC HERE IN FLORIDA.

A SPECIAL HEARING IS SET FOR TODAY.AS SIX SAME-SEX COUPLES HOPE TO CHANGE A BAN ON THEIR RIGHTS.

THEY STATE THE BAN IS DISCRIMINATORY AND VIOLATES EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEES.

ABC7 HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WATER TEST RESULTS-VO-WIPE


PLUS. IS THE LOCAL WATER YOU'RE DRINKING. SAFE?

THIS MORNING. WE LOOK INTO THE DEP'S FINDINGS. OF SOME TOXINS IN THE WATER. AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR YOUR HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


HL3) TMOBILE BOGUS FEES-VO-WIPE


PLUS. BOGUS FEES. ON YOUR CELL PHONE BILL.

THIS MORNING THE F-T-C IS FIGHTING A TOP CARRIER. CLAIMING IT'S BEEN PROFITING. OF CHARGES. YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN. OR PAID! Return to index of stories...


530AM~ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT


NEW THIS MORNING. HISTORY IN THE MAKING.

A HEARING IN MIAMI WILL CHALLENGE THE STATE'S GAY MARRIAGE BAN.

WHEN SIX COUPLES. AND EQUALITY FLORIDA GIVE THEIR ARGUMENT. AGAINST THE CURRENT LAW.

THANKS FOR JOINING US ON ABC-7. I'M ROB EVANS.

GOOD MORNING. I'M AMY SEDLACEK. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE FL HEARING-VOTOPS SS OC


LIKE OTHER LAWSUITS FILED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IT'S CLAIMING THE GAY MARRIAGE BAN ADDED BY VOTERS TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION.

IS DISCRIMINATORY AND VIOLATES EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEES.

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI'S OFFICE COUNTERS THAT A SINGLE JUDGE.

SHOULD NOT OVERTURN THE AMENDMENT THAT PASSED IN 2008.

BONDI'S ATTORNEYS ALSO ARGUE THE U-S SUPREME COURT HAS LEFT MARRIAGE DEFINITIONS TO THE STATES.

IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES. ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY WILL JOIN US LIVE IN THE STUDIO. WITH A FULL OUTLINE. OF THE BIG HEARING. Return to index of stories...


FL IMMIGRATION REFORM CALL-OC


ABC-7 IS ALSO LOOKING AHEAD TODAY. WHEN STATE LEADERS DISCUSS VISA REFORM.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE CALL WILL OUTLINE THE IMMIGRATION REFORM NEEDS FOR FLORIDA'S FARMING, CONSTRUCTION AND I-T INDUSTRIES.

IT STARTS AT ONE P-M. WE'LL LET YOU KNOW. WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


NEW LAWS-OC


WE'VE BEEN UPDATING YOU ON THE NEW LAWS. TAKING EFFECT HERE IN FLORIDA.

NOW WE WANT TO SPOTLIGHT A FEW MORE. YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


1 MOVE OVER-VOTOPS


LET'S START WITH THE NEW MOVE OVER LAW.

IF YOU SEE UTILITY CREWS OR GARBAGE MEN. SLOW DOWN AND CHANGE LANES.

IT'S A LAW NOW.

THE SAME AS THE LAW THAT APPLIES TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Return to index of stories...


2 UNWANTED TEXTS-VOTOPS BNR


AND. FLORIDA'S *DO NOT CALL PROGRAM* NOW INCLUDES UNWANTED TEXT MESSAGES.

IF YOU WANT TO BLOCK YOUR NUMBER FROM RANDOM COMPANIES.

THERE'S A SITE YOU CAN VISIT TO DO SO.

JUST ENTER YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER.

THAT KEEPS YOUR NUMBER EXEMPT FROM SOLICITORS FOR FIVE YEARS.

WE PUT A LINK TO THAT SITE ON OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


HEADPINZ GROUNDBREAKING-OC SS


TODAY. A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE NEWEST COMPANY. BRINING JOBS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. PLUS IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF FUN.

THE NEW SITE FOR HEADPINZ FT MYERS. IS INSIDE THE SOUTHWEST INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE PARK.

HEADPINZ WILL BE A 48-THOUSAND SQAURE-FOOT BOWLING ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY.

FEATURING 24 BOWLING LANES. LASER TAG ARENAS. A ROPES COURSE. A GAME ZONE. MEETING ROOMS AND A FULL SERVICE BAR/RESTAURANT KNOWN AS NEMO'S SPORTS CAFE.

HEADPINZ WILL CREATE MORE THAN 100 NEW JOBS WHEN IT OPENS IN SPRING 2015. Return to index of stories...


WATER TEST RESULTS-CLIP VOTOPS


COLLIER COUNTY WATER IS BEING TESTED FOR HARMFUL CHEMICALS.

BUT SO FAR SO GOOD.

ONLY A FEW HAVE TURNED UP IN THE DRINKING WATER. BUT DON'T WORRY.

THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THERE.

SO FAR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SAYS THE GROUNDWATER IS SAFE.

WE CAN EXPECT A FULL REPORT IN DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SHOOTING-TRX NATVO-WIPE


A WOMAN GOT CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE.

WHEN 31 SHOTS RANG OUT AT A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PARTY.

THE BULLETS FLEW ON 22ND STREET SOUTHWEST IN LEHIGH ACRES OVER THE WEEKEND.

WE GOT OUR HANDS ON THE AUDIO FROM A NEARBY SURVEILLANCE CAMERA.

AND WE COUNTED THOSE 31 SHOTS IN JUST 26 SECONDS.

WE ALSO TALKED TO THE GUY WHO CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH SHOOTING-SOTVO


"She then Explained to me that they were getting another phone call right then. And told me they just had another report of gunshots and that an ambulance has been requested."

WHEN DEPUTIES GOT THERE THEY FOUND 26 YEAR-OLD NIYENSKA DESIRE IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM.

SHE'D BEEN SHOT IN HER LEG.

DOCTORS TREATED HER AT LEE MEMORIAL.

SO FAR NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


NEW BEAR PICS-TRX SSTOPS(2)


ABC-7 IS SHARING WITH YOU. THE NEW PICTURES OF THE LATEST BLACK BEAR SIGHTING.

THIS TIME. IN FORT MYERS.

TERI DALE SENT US THESE PICTURES.

SHE TOOK THEM TUEASAY. ON HAWKS PRESERVE DRIVE.

THANKS TERI!

AS ALWAYS. YOU CAN SEND YOUR PICTURES TO US. AT NEWSTIPS AT ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM/ Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BEAR MEETING-OC VO


THAT'S JUST ONE OF THE NEARLY ONE DOZEN SIGHTINGS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS PAST MONTH.

DURING A THIRD PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT BEARS.

OFFICERS TOLD PEOPLE THEY SHOULD GET A BEAR RESISTANT GARBAGE CAN.

THOSE COST ABOUT 200 BUCKS.

FWC IS WORKING WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT TO HELP YOU GET ONE FOR 10 DOLLARS A MONTH.

FWC SAYS OTHER COUNTIES IN THE STATE ALREADY HAVE THE GARBAGE CAN RENTAL PROGRAM.

THEY HOPE TO GIVE HOMEOWNERS THAT OPTION HERE, VERY SOON. Return to index of stories...


SHARKS IN PENSACOLA-TRX NATVO


"That is amazing!"

"That's impressive isn't it?"

A SHARK PHENOMENON CONTINUES TO GROWN ON THE GULF COAST.

A HUGE GATHERING OF LARGE SHARKS SEEM TO BE HANGING OUT NEAR PENSACOLA PASS.

THEY'VE BEEN THERE MORE THAN A MONTH.

ANOTHER AREA NEAR PENSACOLA WAS SHUT DOWN BECAUSE SO MANY SHARKS WERE SPOTTED CLOSE TO THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-OC VO-WIPE


SET-UP IS ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR THE BIG RED WHITE AND BOOM EVENT IN CAPE CORAL.

30 THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED IN DOWNTOWN CAPE CORAL ON FRIDAY.

THIS YEAR THE ENTIRE GREEN SPACE NEAR THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE WILL BE OPENED.

THAT'S TO ALLOW MORE SPECTATORS. A BETTER VIEW OF THE SHOW. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-SOTVO


35:16 We've decided to try and open up both sides of Bernie Bradon park and create more width down here so more of the audience can move forward and get closer to the stage and closer to fireworks. 35:23

THERE WILL BE SHUTTLES OFFERED FROM VARIOUS PARKING LOTS.

THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS SLATED FOR 9:30. Return to index of stories...


JOB SWAP-OC VO


TODAY. SWISS FIREFIGHTERS MAKE their WAY TO CAPE CORAL.

IT'S FOR THE REALITY SHOW "JOB SWAP"

FROM 10 TO 11 A-M. A WELCOME CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE AN HONOR GUARD, WORDS FROM MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI AND FIRE CHIEF DONALD COCHRAN.

THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THE WEEK-LONG JOB AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

YOU CAN BE ON THE SHOW. WHEN YOU JOIN IN AT ECO PARK.

AT THE BASE OF THE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S WEDDING SEASON.

AND WHILE THE DRESS, FLOWERS, LOCATION.

ALL BIG DECISIONS.

THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT IS FREE

IT'S THAT FIRST LOOK

CATCHING THE GROOM LOOKING AT THE BRIDE

THIS FROM HUFF POST

CAPTURING 25 OF THE BEST FIRST LOOKS

FROM SOME OF THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

REMEMBER THE WEDDING IS A GREAT PARTY BUT IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


HER TRAGEDY CHANGED FLORIDA LAW.

WITH TIGHTER REGULATIONS ON PARASAILING

HOPEFULLY SOMETHING LIKE THIS WON'T HAPPEN

REMEMBER THE 2 TEENS WHO SLAMMED INTO A CONDO BUILDING

THEN HIT A PARKED CAR

ALL AFTER THEIR ROPE SNAPPED

TODAY A YEAR LATER 17 YEAR OLD SIDNEY GOOD IS BACK AT THE SCENE

SHE'S IN PANAMA CITY BEACH FLORIDA.

WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE NEW LAW.

AND HER ROAD TO RECOVERY. LIVE ON GMA Return to index of stories...


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.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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FADE AWAY'S UPDATE-OC VO


ABC-7 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A FORT MYERS SPORTS BAR THAT ABRUPTLY CLOSED OVERNIGHT SUNDAY.

STEVE FATA SHUT THE RESTAURANT'S DOORS. ON COLLEGE PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS "WITHOUT NOTICE."

NOW HE'S TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH IT.

HIS LAWYER TELLS ABC-7 IT CLOSED FOR BUSINESS REASONS, AND THOSE REASONS AREN'T PUBLIC INFORMATION.

HE COULD RE-OPEN IT UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, SELL IT, OR THERE COULD BE A DIFFERENT BUSINESS THERE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SH-PUSH


THE FIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY MAKES ITS WAY TO THE SUN SHINE STATE.

TODAY A JUDGE IN MIAMI WILL HEAR ORAL ARUGMENTS FROM ATTNORNEYS REPRESENTING SIX GAY COUPLES WHO WANT TO MARRY.

FLORIDA HAS A CONSTITUITIONAL BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE. BUT A JUDGE COULD OVERRULE THAT.

ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO THIS MORNING BREAKING THIS CASE DOWN FOR US.

SAM-- Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-TCMON VO


THIS CASE COMES JUST ONE DAY AFTER A KENTUCKY JUDGE STRUCK DOWN THE CONSTITUIONAL BAN THERE.

NOW, THE COUPLES WHO LIVE IN THE MIAMI AREA WILL GO BEFORE A JUDGE ARGUING FLORIDAS BAN VIOLATES THE US CONSTITUTION BY DENYING THEM EQUAL PROTECTION AND DUE PROCESS.

ON TUESDAY THE JUDGE IN KENTUCKY WROTE " IN AMERICA, EVEN SINCERE AND LONG HELD RELIGIOUS BELEIFS DO NOT TRUMP THE CONSTITUIONAL RIGHTS OF THOSE WHO HAPPEN TO HAVE BEEN OUT-VOTED." HE CONTINUED SAYING "THE LAW HAS NO CONCEIVABLE LEGITIMATE PURPOSE."

ATTNORNEYS FOR KENTUCKY'S GOVERNOR ARGUED THAT TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE CONTRIBUTES TO A STABLE BIRTH RATE AND THE STATES LONG TERM ECONOMIC STABILITY.

THE JUDGE DISMISSED THAT ARGUMENT SAYING IN QUOTE THESE ARGUMENTS ARE NOT THOSE OF SERIOUS PEOPLE." Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-SOT(2)


S/ Dominique James/ Plaintiff 1:07-1:22

"It's so hard to believe but, in my heart I knew we needed to be treated equally. So we didn't give up until.well, we never gave up."

S/ Timothy Love/ Plaintiff 1:23-1:34

"I can appreciate the historic move that this is. I never thought that I would see this in my lifetime and i'm so thankful that it's happened and that I happened to be part of it. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-TCMON


FLORIDA ATTNORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI IS VOWING TO DEFEND THE STATE'S MARRIAGE BAN.

SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL IN 19 STATES AND WASHINGTON DC.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO SAM SWEENEY ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


IN: ONE SAME SEX MARRIAGE-2SH VO


THANKS SAM.

RIGHT NOW. ONLY ONE SAME-SEX COUPLE IS LEGALLY RECOGNIZED.

AS "MARRIED" IN THE STATE OF INDIANA.

THAT'S RIGHT. JUST ONE.

BECAUSE AN APPEALS COURT RULED TUESDAY. THAT INDIANA MUST RECOGNIZE THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ON THE BASIS OF A MEDICAL HARDSHIP.

NIKI QUASNEY HAS OVARIAN CANCER.

SHE WAS MARRIED TO AMY SANDLER IN MASSACHUSETTS.

AND BECAUSE DOCTORS SAY THE CANCER IS FATAL.

THE COURT FAST-TRACKED THE PROCESS TO GET THEIR MARRIAGE RECOGNIZED.

THIS CASE IS UNIQUE.

AND WILL NOT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE THOUSANDS OF SAME-SEX COUPLES WHO WERE MARRIED BUT NOT YET RECOGNIZED IN INDIANA.

AS THE STATE APPEALS THE DECISION TO OVERTURN INDIANA'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. 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.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


STANDARDIZED TEST CHANGES-CLIP TCMON VO


FLORIDA IS OFFICIALLY DOING AWAY WITH THE F-CAT EXAMS.

STARTING THIS MARCH. KIDS WILL BE TAKING THE "F-S-A" TEST -

THAT STANDS FOR FLORIDA STANDARDS ASSESSMENTS.'

THE STATE JUST UNVEILED A NEW WEB SITE. THAT ALLOWS KIDS TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH WHAT TO EXPECT.

YOU CAN TAKE PRACTICE EXAMS FOR DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS AND SUBJECTS.

EDUCATION OFFICIALS SAY IT'LL HELP GET KIDS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS MORE READY FOR THE COMPUTERIZED TESTING. Return to index of stories...


DEATH BY CAFFEINE-VO-POP


A CORONOR IN OHIO SAYS HE'S NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE.

A TEENAGER. THE PROM KING AT HIS HIGH SCHOOL.

DIED FROM AN OVERDOSE. ON CAFFEINE.

ABC-7 IS DIGGING INTO HOW IT COULD HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


DEATH BY CAFFEINE-SOTVO


I mean this is news to the coroner's office. We had never seen this before.

UNTIL NOW.

A BAG OF CAFFEINE POWDER WAS FOUND IN LOGAN'S ROOM.

BLOOD TESTS REVEALED A DEADLY AMOUNT OF CAFFEINE IN HIS BODY.

LOGAN WAS ADDING IT TO DRINKS. WHICH CREATED A DEADLY COCKTAIL.

DOCTORS DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH CAFFEINE HE TOOK.

BUT SIMPLY ONE TEASPOON IS LIKE DRINKING 30 CUPS OF COFFEE AT ONCE. Return to index of stories...


TMOBILE BOGUS FEES-TRX VOTOPS


T-MOBILE FACES A BIG LAWSUIT. COURTESY OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION.

IT CLAIMS THE CARRIER CASHED IN BIG BY HITTING CUSTOMERS WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BOGUS CHARGES.

THE CHARGES WERE FROM THIRD-PARTY TEXT SUBSCRIPTIONS OFFERING FLIRTING TIPS, HOROSCOPES AND CELEBRITY GOSSIP.

OFTEN THOSE CHARGES WERE NOT AUTHORIZED BY CUSTOMERS.

AND AS MANY AS 40-PERCENT OF THOSE CUSTOMERS ASKED FOR REFUNDS.

THE T-MOBILE C-E-O CALLS THE FTC COMPLAINT "SENSATIONALIZED," "UNFOUNDED AND WITHOUT MERIT. Return to index of stories...


TINDER APP SUED-VOTOPS


A FORMER EXECUTIVE IS SUING THE COMPANY BEHIND A POPULAR DATING APP.

SHE CLAIMS SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION.

THE EX. V-P OF MARKETING FOR *TINDER* SAYS SHE WAS SUBJECTED TO ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR AND NAME-CALLING.

SHE SAYS THE CHIEF MARKETING OFFICERS WOULD CALL HER A WHORE AND A SLUT IN FRONT OF THE COMPANY C-E-O.

TINDER PARENT COMPANIES I-A-C AND MATCH-DOT-COM ARE ALSO NAMED IN THE SUIT. Return to index of stories...


SD: WOMAN PAYS IT FORWARD-2SH VO-WIPE


A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS IN SIOUX FALLS. SOUTH DAKOTA WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

NOW PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE WOMAN WHO DECIDED TO PAY IT FORWARD.

A WOMAN NEEDED DIAPERS FOR HER SON.

SHE ASKED IF THE STORE WOULD PRICE MATCH FOUR BOXES. BUT IT COULD ONLY MATCH ONE.

THAT'S WHEN CAROL FLYNN STEPPED IN. Return to index of stories...


SD: WOMAN PAYS IT FORWARD-SOTVO


"It looks to me like you had four boxes of Pampers and you're only buying one. So I said 'do you have children?' 'Yes, I have a little boy who is four months and he uses a lot of diapers' and I said 'I think you need the other three boxes then.'".

CAROL DECIDED TO PAY IT FORWARD AND BOUGHT THE EXTRA DIAPERS FOR THE STRANGER'S SON. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


GETTING A DATE CAN BE TOUGH.

BUT TRY GETTING *ONE HUNDRED!*

A CALIFORNIA BLOGGER IS DOING JUST THAT THIS SUMMER.

THE 25 YEAR OLD SAYS SHE'S ALWAYS IN A RELATIONSHIP.

SHE WANTED TO SEE WHAT IT WAS LIKE.

SHE'S DOCUMENTING THOSE DATES ONLINE.

THE GOOD. A ROCKET SCIENTIST WHO TOOK HER TO SEE PINK FLOYD.

AND THE BAD. THE GUY WHO TOOK HER TO FAST FOOD FOR DINNER.

YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT AT 100 DATES OF SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A REAL-LIFE SUPERHERO?

PERHAPS.

CHECK OUT THIS PICTURE OF A GUY'S SUV THAT CAUGHT ON FIRE. TRAPPING HIM INSIDE.

YOU SEE HOW HIS DOOR IS BENT?

A 52 YEAR OLD MAN DID THAT. WITH HIS BARE HANDS!

THE WINDOWS WERE ROLLED UP, THE DOORS WERE LOCKED. AND THE CAR DIED WHEN IT CAUGHT FIRE. SO THE GUY INSIDE COULDN'T GET OUT IN THE PANIC, AS THE CAR FILLED WITH SMOKE.

BOB RENNING SAW IT, BENT THE DOWN DOWN.THAT BROKE THE WINDOW. HE PULLED THE MAN OUT.

BOTH GUYS ARE JUST FINE.

MORE ON THIS DRAMATIC RESCUE, ON GMA. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. A SMALLER GALAXY S-5.

THE DOWN-SIZED VERSION OF THE POPULAR SMART-PHONE GOES ON SALE LATER THIS

MONTH -- BUT FIRST IN RUSSIA!

IT HAS A SMALLER SCREEN, SLOWER PROCESSOR AND LESSER CAMERA THAN THE REGULAR

S-5 -- BUT ALSO A LOWER PRICE.

GO-PRO STOCK IS SURGING!

SHARES OF THE ACTION CAMERA-MAKER WERE UP 20 PERCENT JUST IN YESTERDAY'S

TRADING.

SINCE THE STOCK WENT PUBLIC LAST THURSDAY. THE PRICE HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED

. AND AN ANALYST WHO TRACKS GO-PRO SAYS IT MAY GO EVEN HIGHER.

IT'S ALL ABOUT EMOTION, HE SAYS.

WE'RE SUPER-SIZING OUR TELEVISIONS.

MANY AMERICANS ARE REPLACING THEIR 50-INCH T-V'S WITH 65-INCH MODELS. OR

BIGGER.

SALES OF THESE LARGER TELEVISIONS ARE UP 50 PERCENT IN THE PAST YEAR.

WHILE THE OVERALL T-V MARKET IS SLUMPING.

AND THE WORLD CUP IS NOT ONLY SHATTERING RATINGS RECORDS. IT IS ALSO

SETTING A RECORD FOR VIDEO STREAMING.

E-S-P-N'S LIVE STREAMS HAVE LOGGED MORE THAN 30 MILLION VIEWING HOURS --

MUCH MORE THAN THE RECENT OLYMPICS.

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.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

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STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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WORLD CUP USA LOSES-2SH VO-WIPE


IT WAS A KNOCKOUT GAME. AND WE GOT. KNOCKED OUT.

IT'S OVER FOR THE U-S AT THE WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL.

BELGIUM BEAT TEAM U-S-A. TWO TO ONE ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON'S GAME. AFTER THE ROUND OF 16.

U-S GOALIE TIM HOWARD IS THE BIG TALK THIS MORNING.

HE WAS THE REASON THE AMERICANS EVEN REACHED OVERTIME. MAKING SEVERAL TOUGH STOPS DURING THE SCORELESS REGULATION.

HOWARD FINISHED WITH 16 SAVES.

THE U-S WAS TRYING TO ADVANCE TO THE QUARTERFINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2002. Return to index of stories...


PREZ OBAMA WORLD CUP-VOTOPS


AND WE WERE ALL WATCHING. EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA.

HE TOOK TIME OUT FROM HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO CATCH THE MATCH.

THE PRESIDENT CHANTED "I BELIEVE" AS HE JOINED WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEES AT THE SOUTH COURT AUDITORIUM.

AND HE WAS PROBBABLY DIASSPOINTED IN THE END. LIKE THE REST OF US.

BELGIUM NOW ADVANCES TO THE QUARTERFINALS AND FACES ARGENTINA ON SATURDAY. 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) FL GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-VOTOPS-WIPE


ABC-7 IS HEADED TO MIAMI TODAY.

THAT'S WHERE A STATE TRIAL COURT WILL HEAR ORAL ARGUMENTS.

ON A ON MOTION FILED BY SIX SAME SEX COUPLES.

THEY'RE CHALLENGING THE STATE'S LAWS BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE LAWSUIT ARGUES THAT OUR STATE'S LAWS BARRING SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM MARRIAGE VIOLATE THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST HAS ALSO FILED A BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THE EQUALITY LAWSUIT. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) BONITA TRAFFIC UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


ITS A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE!

THE INTERSECTION WHERE BONITA BEACH ROAD MEETS U-S 41 NEEDS SOME FIXING ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS.

THE ONGOING DISCUSSION FOR A SOLUTION CONTINUES AT THE BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.

F-DOT WILL ANSWER THE COUNCIL's QUESTIONS. ABOUT THE BEST OPTION TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

DIFFERENT OPTIONS INCLUDE ADDING EXTRA LANES. OR THE BIG TALKER. AN OVER PASS. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) WATER TEST RESULTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


COLLIER COUNTY WATER IS BEING TESTED FOR HARMFUL CHEMICALS.

BUT SO FAR SO GOOD.

RESULTS SHOW ONLY A FEW HAVE TURNED UP IN THE DRINKING WATER. BUT DON'T WORRY.

THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THERE.

SO FAR THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SAYS THE GROUNDWATER IS SAFE.

WE CAN EXPECT A FULL REPORT IN DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) HEADPINZ GROUNDBREAKING-SSTOPS-WIPE


TODAY. A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE NEWEST BUSINESS HEADED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HEADPINZ FT MYERS IS INSIDE THE SOUTHWEST INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE PARK.

IT WILL BE A 48-THOUSAND SQAURE-FOOT BOWLING ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY.WITH GAME ZONES. MEETING ROOMS AND A BAR AND RESTAURANT.

HEADPINZ WILL CREATE MORE THAN 100 NEW JOBS WHEN IT OPENS IN SPRING 2015. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) JOB SWAP-VOTOPS-WIPE


TODAY. SWISS FIREFIGHTERS MAKE their WAY TO CAPE CORAL.

IT'S FOR THE REALITY SHOW "JOB SWAP"

FROM 10 TO 11 A-M. A WELCOME CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE AN HONOR GUARD, WORDS FROM MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI AND FIRE CHIEF DONALD COCHRAN.

THEY'LL TALK ABOUT THE WEEK-LONG JOB AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

YOU CAN BE ON THE SHOW. WHEN YOU JOIN IN AT ECO PARK.

AT THE BASE OF THE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL BRIDGE. Return to index of stories...


TS 6)-VOTOPS-WIPE


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FINAL WEATHER


Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. 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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