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DIRECTORS PAGE a) waves-vo
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP b) radar-radar
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
AIRLINE TERROR CONCERNS-SOTVO TCMON BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
AIRLINE TERROR CONCERNS-PKG GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-BNC VOWIPE
rape accusation GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-SOTVO
PROTESTERS TURN BACK BUSES-OC NATSVO CHANGES IN GAY MARRIAGE CULTURE-VO-WIPE
PROTESTERS TURN BACK BUSES-SOTVO CHANGES IN GAY MARRIAGE CULTURE-SOTVO
TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP BEEF O BRADY'S-VO-WIPE
TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL BEEF O BRADY'S-SOTVO
SUNGLASS HUT SUSPECTS-SS-SS NFM MAN SUED BY DISH NETWORK-VO-WIPE
FL SEX FOR CELLPHONE-OC VO NFM MAN SUED BY DISH NETWORK-SOTVO
SLENDERMAN SUSPECTS IN COURT-VOWIPE DANIEL PROCTOR PLEA DEAL-VO-WIPE
SLENDERMAN SUSPECTS IN COURT-SOTVO MESAC DUMAS UPDATE-VOTOPS-SS
PISTORIUS TRIAL LATEST-VO JET SKI CRASH UPDATE-VO-WIPE
STUN GRENADE GOES OFF-SOTVO JET SKI CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO
CA NANNY UPDATE-VO RAMADA INN UPDATE-VO
STOLEN SELFIE-VOWIPE BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VO-WIPE
STOLEN SELFIE-SOTVO BEACH RENOURISHMENT-SOTVO
SINKHOLE MOTHER AND SON HURT-VOWIPE BEARS MOVING IN-VO-WIPE
SINKHOLE MOTHER AND SON HURT-SOTVO BEARS MOVING IN-SOTVO
PUNCH KILLS REF-VOWIPE NEW LEE BOWLING ALLEY-VO-WIPE
PUNCH KILLS REF-SOTVO NEW LEE BOWLING ALLEY-SOTVO
BODY FOUND IN FREEZER-VO-WIPE HODGES UNIVERSITY FEES-VO-WIPE
BODY FOUND IN FREEZER-SOTVO HODGES UNIVERSITY FEES-SOTVO
DRIVER BUMPS COP-VO MOHAWK ANNIVERSARY-NATVOTOPS
WOMAN CHASES UPSKIRT SUSPECT-SOTVO-WIPE NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
WOMAN CHASES UPSKIRT SUSPECT-SOTVO TEASE ONE
CIVIL RIGHTS ACT 50 TODAY-VO TZ1 A CAPE FIREFIGHTERS-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B PRESCRIPTION DRUG DEATHS-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 A DIET BLOG-SOTVO WEATHER-PWC
TZ4 B BEAR CUB STUCK-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL PRESCRIPTION DRUG DEATHS ARE DOWN-VO
WATER SPOUT IN KEYS-VOTOPS STEM CELL RETRACTION-OTS
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP CAPE FIREFIGHTERS JOB SWAP-VO-WIPE
FORECAST-PHC CAPE FIREFIGHTERS JOB SWAP-SOTVO
FORECAST-WXWALL COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
DIET BLOG-TCMON TEASE TWO-POP
DIET BLOG-PKG TZ2 SPORTS-VO
SHIA LABEOUF-VOWIPE WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
LINDSAY LOHAN GRAND THEFT AUTO-TRX VOTOPS TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
BACON BUN BURGER-VO-WIPE TZ 7 1) HANDS FREE CPR DEVICE-VOTOPS-WIPE
BBQ WITH WHICH PRESIDENT-VOTOPS TZ 7 2) NAPLES BEST BURGER-SSTOPS
BEAR CUB STUCK-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP WATKINS BROS-POPMON
TEASE FIVE------------ WATKINS BROS-VOTOPS
TZ5 A TEXAS CHEERLEADER HUNTER-VO WATKINS BROS-SOTTOPS
TEXAS CHEERLEADER HUNTER-TCMON WINSTON-VOTOPS
TEXAS CHEERLEADER HUNTER-PKG USA SOCCER-VOTOPS
LEBRON CRAMP GAME JERSEY-VO USA SOCCER-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP WIMBLEDON-POPMON
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS
TZ 6 1) BEEF O BRADY'S-VOTOPS WIMBLEDON-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 2) BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VOTOPS RAYS YANKEES-VOTOPS
TZ 6 3) HODGES UNIVERSITY FEES-VOTOPS TWINS ROYALS-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT FUN SPORTS
ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE-4SHOT
TS ARTHUR-ANIBOX TOPS  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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AIRLINE TERROR CONCERNS-SOTVO TCMON


"We remain concerned about the capability of some of these elements to develop weapons that could be thwarted by our current security systems."

OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

SECURITY EXPERTS ARE GETTING MORE WORRIED ABOUT TERROR IN THE SKY.

THEY'RE AFRAID PLANES COMING TO THE U-S MIGHT BE USED AS WEAPONS.

NOW -- PRESIDENT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS PREPARING URGENT NEW SECURITY MEASURES AT AIRPORTS OVERSEAS.

A-B-C'S DEVIN DWYER EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE TERROR CONCERNS-PKG


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THOSE PAT-DOWNS, X-RAY MACHINES AND A BAN ON BIG LIQUIDS MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH

TO CATCH A NEW GENERATION OF BOMBS. NOW UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY TERRORISTS

IN SYRIA.

Mike Rogers SOT - They're trying to find bombs that they believe can

circumvent security to get on aircraft, to bring down aircraft 163711

ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED PASSENGERS FLYING INTO THE U-S FROM OVERSEAS COULD FACE

EVEN TIGHTER SECURITY AT AIRPORTS, STARTING THIS MONTH.

AMONG THE PROPOSED MEASURES:

INCREASED RANDOM SCREENINGS

MORE INTENSE SCRUTINY OF ELECTRONICS

EXPANDED USE OF EXPLOSIVE DETECTION MACHINES.

AND A LONGER LIST OF CLOTHING THAT MAY HAVE TO BE REMOVED FOR SCREENING.

Brad Garrett SOT - lot of what they're going to be doing is drive by

intelligence and information about a particular type of phone, or a

particular type of shoe / 140326 it's very likely the lines will get longer

.

HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE ALSO ON THE LOOKOUT FOR RADICALS WHO

HAVE TRAINED IN WAR-TORN SYRIA.

NATS

AND HAVE AMERICAN OR EUROPEAN PASSPORTS, WHICH GIVES THEM EASIER ACCESS TO

THE U-S.

Comey SOT - all of my European counterparts are focused on this all day

every day, trying to track those who are going and those who might come back

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WITH THE BUSY SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON UNDERWAY, MANY TRAVELERS SAY THE

GOVERNMENT CAN'T BE CAUTIOUS ENOUGH.

Bynia Reed, traveler SOT - "With all the recent scares. Never be too safe"

Russ Wolf, traveler SOT - "If we can do a better job preventing them from

boarding. A good thing"

CLOSE:

OFFICIALS SAY NO SPECIFIC PLOT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BUT THAT THE DANGER IS

VERY REAL. THE NEW SECURITY MEASURES ARE LIKELY TO BE ORDERED IN THE NEXT

TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


rape accusation


BREAKING NEWS AT 5:30.

A-B-C 7 HAS LEARNED THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A CHILD'S ACCUSATION SHE WAS RAPED BY SIX TEENAGERS.

THE INCIDENT REPORT WE JUST GOT HOLD OF IS HEAVILY REDACTED -- NOT EVEN THE LOCATION OF THE CRIME IS LISTED IN IT.

WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT THE ALLEGED VICTIM IS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD. SHE SAYS THAT ON JUNE 21ST, AT AROUND 7PM, SHE WAS WALKING THROUGH AN APARTMENT COMPLEX WHEN SHE WAS PULLED INTO AN APARTMENT AND GANG RAPED BY SIX BOYS.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND THREE SUSPECTS AT THE APARTMENT AND THREE OTHERS RIDING AWAY ON BICYCLES. ALL ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

AS OF RIGHT NOW, NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


PROTESTERS TURN BACK BUSES-OC NATSVO


A GROUP OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS ARE IN A EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA PROCESSING CENTER TONIGHT.

THEY WERE TRANSFERRED FROM A TEXAS FACILITY TO RELIEVE OVERCROWDING.

INITIALLY THEY WERE BEING SENT TO ANOTHER CALIFORNIA FACILITY --

PROTESTERS BLOCKED THE THREE BUSES FROM ARRIVING AT THAT FEDERAL FACILITY.

"They not born here.

They not born here.

They need to go back to Mexico."

YOU CAN SEE PROTESTERS WITH SIGNS THAT READ "RETURN TO SENDER" AND "STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION"

ABOUT 100 PROTESTERS BLOCKED THE ROAD YESTERDAY. Return to index of stories...


PROTESTERS TURN BACK BUSES-SOTVO


I just wish America would be America again because it's not and it's not just pointed to the Hispanics. It's just everybody needs to come in the legal way. Do it right.

THE UNION FOR BORDER PATROL AGENTS IS CONCERNED WITH THE NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS BEING BROUGHT TO CALIFORNIA FACILITIES.

THEY SAY BECAUSE OF A LACK OF SPACE -- THEY END UP BEING HELD WITH SMUGGLERS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL


HERE'S A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF THE TOP STORIES MAKING NEWS AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY.

DANIEL PROCTOR PLEADED GUILTY TO THE SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF HIS EX-WIFE AMY PATTERSON.

THE LEE COUNTY MAN KILLED THE BELOVED SCIENCE TEACHER AND DUMPED HER BODY IN THE WOODS ON PINE ISLAND.

PROCTOR'S PLEA DEAL INCLUDES 25 YEARS IN PRISION.

HE'S SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES ON OTHER CHARGES IN ALABAMA.

BEACH RENOURISHMENT IS UNDERWAY IN SOUTH LEE COUNTY.

CREWS ARE BUILDING AN UNDERWATER PIPELINE FROM BONITA BEACH TO LOVERS KEY -- TO ADD SAND AND EXPAND THE BEACHES.

THEY SAY BOATERS SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION.

AND A NEW FAMILY FUN CENTER BROKE GROUND TODAY NEAR R-S-W.

HEADPINZ WILL HAVE A RESTAURANT -- ARCADE - AND BOWLING ALLEY.

THE OWNER SAYS A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE NEW FAMILY CENTER IS THE COUNTY'S DECISION TO LOWER IMPACT FEES. Return to index of stories...


SUNGLASS HUT SUSPECTS-SS-SS


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

TWO SUNGLASS THIEVES AT THE SUNGLASS HUT AT MIROMAR OUTLETS.

THE MAN AND WOMAN STOOD NEXT TO EACH OTHER WITH THEIR BACKS FACING THE CAMERAS.

WHEN THEY LEFT --

EMPLOYEES NOTICED A FULL DISPLAY CASE WAS EMPTY.

THAT'S A HAUL.

THE SUPECTS ARE IN THEIR 30'S.

THE WOMAN HAS PIERCED CHEEK DIMPLES AND GOLD TEETH ON THE BOTTOM OF HER MOUTH. Return to index of stories...


FL SEX FOR CELLPHONE-OC VO


NEW AT 530 --

TRADING SEXUAL FAVORS FOR A CELL PHONE.

THAT'S WHAT A FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE WORKER IS ACCUSED OF DOING.

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY VIVIANNA HERNANDEZ-TREJO LET AT LEAST ONE BOY USE HER CELLPHONE --

IF HE HAD SEX WITH HER.

YES, BOYS 18 AND UNDER.

POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AT THE RIVERSIDE ACADEMY IN TAMPA.

THAT HOUSES BOYS BETWEEN TEENAGERS STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE.

DOCUMENT SHOW WHEN A DETECTIVE SHOWED UP AT HER HOUSE --

SHE BROKE HER ARM FIGHTING HIM WHILE TELLING HER KIDS TO DESTROY THE PHONE THE TEENS HAD USED. Return to index of stories...


SLENDERMAN SUSPECTS IN COURT-VOWIPE


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT IN THE CASE OF THE TWO 12-YEAR-OLDS WHO STABBED ANOTHER GIRL IN WISCONSIN.

MORGAN GEYSER AND ANISSA WEIER ARE CHARGED AS ADULTS WITH ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

PROSECTUORS SAY THEY WANTED TO KILL THEIR CLASSMATE TO PLEASE A FANTASY CHARACTER NAMED "SLENDER MAN."

TODAY - A JUDGE FOUND GEYSER INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


SLENDERMAN SUSPECTS IN COURT-SOTVO


The court finds that Ms. Geyser is not competent to proceed. What's the defense's position with regard to that? What's the state's position?

THE VICTIM - WHOSE NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED - IS RECOVERING FROM 19-STAB WOUNDS.

MORGAN GEYSER IS DUE BACK IN COURT AUGUST FIRST. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL LATEST-VO


NOW TO COURT IN SOUTH AFRICA --

TODAY THE RESULTS OF A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION ON OSCAR PISTORIUS WERE RELEASED.

HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEYSA SAY THE PARALYMPIC ATHLETE IS A SUICIDE RISK AND SUFFERS FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS AND DEPRESSION.

HE'S ON TRIAL FOR THE MURDER OF HIS GIRLFRIEND -- REEVA STEENCAMP.

HE CLAIMS HE SHOT HER TO DEATH AFTER HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER. Return to index of stories...


STUN GRENADE GOES OFF-SOTVO


MUST-SEE VIDEO RIGHT THERE!

A CNN CORRESPONDENT WAS REPORTING IN JERUSALEM --

WHEN A STUN GRENADE EXPLODED JUST FEET AWAY ON LIVE TELEVISION.

WATCH!

CNN Correspondent Atika Shubert" things are very tense, i'm going to spin the camera around very briefly here, boom!, ooh, excuse me"

ATIKA SHUBERT WAS NOT HURT.

SHE WAS REPORTING ON VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST --

STEMMING FROM THE DEATH OF A PALESTINIAN TEENAGER.

ISRAELI POLICE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THE DEATH WAS AN ACT OF REVENGE FOR THE MURDER OF THREE ISRAELI TEENS. Return to index of stories...


CA NANNY UPDATE-VO


THE NIGHTMARE NANNY -- WHO WOULDN'T LEAVE A FAMILY'S HOUSE -- EVEN AFTER THEY FIRED HER --

IS DOUBLING ON HER CLAIM THE FAMILY'S TO BLAME.

DIANE STRETTON NOW SAYS HER FORMER EMPLOYERS HAVE VILIFIED HER AND TRIED TO FEED HER DOG FOOD!

THE HOMEOWNERS DENY THAT.

STRETTON'S STUFF IS STILL IN A BEDROOM IN THEIR HOUSE.

SHE'S LIVING OUT OF HER CAR.

THE FAMILY INITIALLY TRIED TO GET RID OF THE NANNY WHEN SHE TOLD THEM SHE HAD PHYSICAL PROBLEMS THAT MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR HER TO WORK --

THEN STOPPED COMING OUT OF HER ROOM EXCEPT FOR MEALS. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN SELFIE-VOWIPE


THEY SAY A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.

WELL - THE PICTURES ON ONE MAN'S TABLET ARE TELLING QUITE A STORY.

TAKE A LOOK --

THESE ARE SELFIES OF THE PEOPLE HE SAYS STOLE THE TABLET.

ACCORDING TO OFFICERS IN SPOKANE WASHINGTON -- THE SAME DAY IT WAS STOLEN -- THE PICTURES APPEARED IN THE OWNER'S CLOUD ACCOUNT.

HE TURNED TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND THE THIEVES. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN SELFIE-SOTVO


JEREMY YEADO/ CAR PROWLING VICTIM 08;02;48 "i've had five hundred plus

shares of the photos. i've had multiple people contact me with names, i

have birthdates, the full names facebook addresses and this was all withing

the first half hour."

OFFICERS SAY THESE ARE CAREER CRIMINALS.

ONE MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED MORE THAN 50 TIMES.

DESPITE AUTOMATICALLY UPLOADING PICTURES - THE TABLET DOESN'T HAVE G-P-S.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE THIEVES. Return to index of stories...


SINKHOLE MOTHER AND SON HURT-VOWIPE


A MOTHER AND SON ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER THEY WERE SWALLOWED BY A SINKHOLE.

CREWS BELIEVE STORMWATER CAUSED THE MASSIVE SINKHOLE.

IT SPANS 10 FEET AND IS WIDER THAN THE TWO-LANE ROAD WHERE IT OPENED.

IT WAS DEEP ENOUGH TO HIDE A CAR -- WHICH IT DID.

THE WOMAN AND HER TEEAGE SON WERE DRIVING ON THE ROAD IN ILLINOIS WHEN THEY DROVE INTO THE HOLE.

A PICKUP TRUCK DRIVER THEN DROVE RIGHT OVER THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


SINKHOLE MOTHER AND SON HURT-SOTVO


SOT-Pat Gengler: "There is not a lot of traffic out here. Under different circumstances, these people could have been down there for quite a while before someone found them, so we got lucky."

OFFICERS RESCUED THEM AND RUSHED THEM TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


PUNCH KILLS REF-VOWIPE


A MICHGIAN MAN WENT TO COURT TODAY --

FACING ACCUSATIONS HE PUNCHED AND KILLED A SOCCER REFEREE.

HE WAS PLAYING IN AN OVER-30 REC LEAGUE IN DEARBORN.

THE REF THREW THE MAN OUT OF THE GAME --

WHEN HE PROTESTED A CALL HE DIDN'T LIKE.

OFFICERS SAY THAT ENRAGED THE MAN MORE --

SO HE WALKED UP TO THE REF - AND PUNCHED HIM IN THE HEAD. Return to index of stories...


PUNCH KILLS REF-SOTVO


"guy had a foul.hit him in the face."

THE SUSPECT WAS INITIALLY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT -- BUT WILL NOW LIKELY HAVE CHARGES UPGRADED BECAUSE THE REFEREE HAVE DIED.

THIS COULD BECOME A MURDER CASE. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN FREEZER-VO-WIPE


THE BODY OF AN 83-YEAR OLD WOMAN TURNED UP INSIDE A FREEZER IN HER OWN BASEEMNT.

AND NOW OFFICERS THINK THE BODY --

WAS PUT THERE IN JANUARY!

THEY FOUND THE WOMAN INSIDE A HOUSE IN PHILADELPHIA.

INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR HER SON TO QUESTION HIM.

A FAMILY MEMBER SAYS SHE ALREADY SPOKE TO THE SON. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN FREEZER-SOTVO


Tea Ramos

Family Member

She said her daughter Cynthia received a phone call from William saying that he made a big mistake. He did something really bad and the daughter questioned him and said 'What'd you do?' and he said 'My mother fell and she died instantly and I put her in the freezer in the basement.

SO FAR --

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


DRIVER BUMPS COP-VO


A POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER IS NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION HIMSELF.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT VIDEO OF THE STOP.

THE OFFICER WAS DIRECTING TRAFFIC AROUND A CRASH WHEN THE DRIVER OF THE CAR BUMPED INTO HIM.

HE PULLED OVER THE DRIVER AND BANGED ON THE WINDOW AND ROOF THEN PULLED ON THE DOOR HANDLE TRYING TO GET TO THE DRIVER.

WHE HE GOT OUT - THE OFFICER EITHER PUSHED HIM OR HE FELL TO THE GROUND.

THE OFFICER'S NOW BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ASSAULT. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN CHASES UPSKIRT SUSPECT-SOTVO-WIPE


A CONNECTICUT WOMAN SPARKED A WILD CHASE AFTER SHE CAUGHT A MAN LOOKING UP WOMEN'S SKIRTS AT A SHOPPING MALL.

MOS, NO SUPER:

"That is pretty sick, you know, quit it."

"Just a violation of privacy."

"I think it's creepy."

TONIGHT THIS MAN IS IN JAIL.

OFFICERS SAY HE PRETENDED TO SHOP AND USED A SMALL DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA TO SHOOT UP WOMEN'S SKIRTS.

WHEN THE BYSTANDER SAW IT--

SHE CHASED HIM OUT OF THE SHOPPING MALL AND ACROSS A BUSY STREET -- ALL WHILE CALLING 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN CHASES UPSKIRT SUSPECT-SOTVO


Diane Wilson

Supports Woman's Actions: "The fact that she chased him and she was not being a victim you know what I'm saying. She was like no this ends now! I give her a lot of credit."

OFFICERS TOOK THE CAMERA AND A VIDEO CARD WHICH THEY SAY CONTAINS MORE THAN 60 CLIPS OF 30 WOMEN WITHIN A SIX HOUR PERIOD.

THE MAN'S CHARGED WITH 30 FELONY COUNTS OF VOYEURISM. Return to index of stories...


CIVIL RIGHTS ACT 50 TODAY-VO


FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY --

L-B-J SIGNED THE CIVIL RIGHT ACTS INTO LAW.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO --

SHOWING PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON SIGNING THE BILL --

BEFORE AN ENERGETIC CROWD IN WASHINGTON.

THIS WAS A BIG DEAL.

THE CIVIL RIGHTS LAW -- WHICH INVOLVED SIGNIFICANT MANUEVERING BY JOHNSON TO GET THROUGH CONGRESS -- HELPED END RAMPANT DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE.

MANY CONSIDER IT TO BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LAW THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT PRODUCED. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR------------


jj: you basically exposed the dark underbelly of

veganism?

j: exactly!

SHE TOOK A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TO AN EXTREME OBSESSION.

THE BLONDE VEGAN!

THE DIRTY SECRETS THIS INTERNET SENSATION IS EXPOSING.

CAUGHT WITH HIS *HEAD* IN THE COOKIE JAR.

THE BEAR CUB THAT GOT STUCK.

SEE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A DIET BLOG-SOTVO


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TZ4 B BEAR CUB STUCK-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


PM SHOWERS & STORMS POSSIBLE AS ARTHUR CHURNS

Tropical Storm Arthur continues to develop east of Southwest Florida. The storm will not have a direct impact on our weather, but some dry air will continue to push into the area as the storms moves across the Atlantic. This will keep the best chance for showers and storms this afternoon in inland areas. It will be hot again today, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

Arthur will switch our winds on-shore, allowing some activity in the Gulf to possible move in later this evening. Temps will fall overnight in the mid and upper 70s.

As TS Arthur continues to push northward through the remainder of the week, our rain chances don't change a whole lot. Both Thursday and Friday will mention some showers developing early morning off the coast and isolated chances for showers inland during the afternoon. It will be hot and humid both days, topping out right around 93°.

TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR

The 11 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center is keeping Arthur as a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 60 mph. Arthur is moving north at 7 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the east coast of North Carolina, while the Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for the East Coast of Florida.

Arthur could possible graze the East Coast of North Carolina late Thursday into early Friday. Return to index of stories...


WATER SPOUT IN KEYS-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WATER SPOUT THAT FORMED NEAR THE FLORIDA KEYS!

A FAMILY VACATIONING IN MARATHON WAS SNORKELING OFF A CHARTER BOAT WHEN THEY SAY THIS.

THE CAPTAIN OF THE BOAT HAD THEM RETURN TO SHORE EARLY BECAUSE OF THE BAD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


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. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


PM SHOWERS & STORMS POSSIBLE AS ARTHUR CHURNS

Tropical Storm Arthur continues to develop east of Southwest Florida. The storm will not have a direct impact on our weather, but some dry air will continue to push into the area as the storms moves across the Atlantic. This will keep the best chance for showers and storms this afternoon in inland areas. It will be hot again today, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

Arthur will switch our winds on-shore, allowing some activity in the Gulf to possible move in later this evening. Temps will fall overnight in the mid and upper 70s.

As TS Arthur continues to push northward through the remainder of the week, our rain chances don't change a whole lot. Both Thursday and Friday will mention some showers developing early morning off the coast and isolated chances for showers inland during the afternoon. It will be hot and humid both days, topping out right around 93°.

TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR

The 11 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center is keeping Arthur as a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 60 mph. Arthur is moving north at 7 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the east coast of North Carolina, while the Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for the East Coast of Florida.

Arthur could possible graze the East Coast of North Carolina late Thursday into early Friday. Return to index of stories...


DIET BLOG-TCMON


SHE'S KNOWN AS THE BLONDE VEGAN AND HER BLOG IS AN INTERNET SENSATION.

TONIGHT - SHE'S SHARING A DIRY SECRET.

SHE SAYS HER PASSION FOR HEALTHY EATING BECAME AN UNHEALTHY OBSESSION.

A-B-C'S JUJU CHANGE HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


DIET BLOG-PKG


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FOR 23 YEAR OLD JORDAN YOUNGER - GOING VEGAN BEGAN AS A SIMPLE GOALTO GET

HEALTHY

LITTLE DID SHE KNOW HER HUMBLE BLOG-- "THE BLONDE VEGAN" ---CHRONICLING HER

IMPECCABLE FOOD CHOICE - WOULD SOON AMASS A HUGE FAN BASE ON INSTAGRAM,

MORE THAN 70,000 FOLLOWERS!

AN EVEN BIGGER SURPRISE? WHEN - AFTER JUST A YEAR OF LIVING AND TOUTING THAT

VEGAN LIFESTYLE-YOUNGER SAYS THINGS WENT SOUR

01;03;37;07 j: i would / just stand in front of the refrigerator

totally panicking that i wasn't going to be eating the right thing for my

body /01 10 15 J: I was a slave to food

CONFESSING IN A SHOCKING BLOG POST TITLED "WHY I'M TRANSITIONING =AWAY

= FROM VEGANISM" -- THAT SHE HAD DEVELOPED ORTHOREXIA - AN OBSESSION WITH

EATING RIGHTEOUSLY

01;02;51;46 ****jj: i've never even heard of orthorexia

j: a lot of people haven't orthorexia which is not surprising to me at all

YOUNGER SAYS SHE RESTRICTED HER OWN DIET SO MUCH THAT SHE DEVELOPED A

STRANGE RASH. AND GREW WEAK. EVEN STOPPED HAVING HER PERIOD

01;01;13;33 ***i started realizing that i had vitamin deficiency /

01;02;02;49 jj: you were malnourished? ****J: i was

malnourished- yea i was very much restricting myself through the sheild of

veganism

01;06;35;04 ****jj: you basically exposed the dark underbelly of

veganism?

j: exactly!

BUT AFTER COMING FORWARD JORDAN WAS SHOCKED TO BE BOMBARDED WITH

NEGATIVE COMMENTSPEOPLE SAYING THAT SHE WASN'T A TRUE VEGAN AND MUCH WORSE

J: I got death threats, I did /

01;06;10;24 ****J: on the opposite side of the spectrum i just had

so much support from so many people

NOW JORDAN'S CHANGED HER DIET-- ADDING FISH AND EGGS. SHE'S ALSO CHANGED

HER INSTAGRAM NAME--FROM VEGAN TO VEGGIE FOCUSING NOW ON A NEW DIRECTION AND

a new ventureHER CLOTHING LINE.

01 08 22 0 J: the new message is all about balance/ do whatever you're

doing in moderation

JC, ABC NEWS , NY Return to index of stories...


SHIA LABEOUF-VOWIPE


TROUBLED ACTOR SHIA LABEOUF IS *NOT* GOING TO REHAB.

BUT HE IS GETTING TREATEMENT FOR ALCOHOL ADDITION.

THE ACTOR FROM TRANSFORMERS AND THE INDIANA JONES REMAKE --

CAUSED A RUCKUS LAST WEEK ON BROADWAY.

HE GOT KICKED OUT OF A PERFORMANCE OF "CABARET" --

FOR YELLING AT ACTORS AND SMOKING INSIDE.

HE'LL HEAD TO COURT LATER THIS MONTH --

TO FACE CRIMINAL TRESPASS, DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND HARASSMENT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


LINDSAY LOHAN GRAND THEFT AUTO-TRX VOTOPS


AND SPEAKING OF TROUBLE ACTORS --

LINDSAY LOHAN IS SUING THE MAKERS OF A VIDEO GAME.

LOHAN SAYS THE MAKERS OF GRAND THEFT AUTO --

BASED A CHARACTER IN THEIR LATEST INSTALLMENT ON HER.

SHE SAYS "LACEY JONAS" IN "GRAND THEFT AUTO FIVE" --

LOOKS LIKE HER, SOUNDS LIKE HER, DRESSES LIKE HER, AND BEHAVES LIKE HER.

AND THEY NEVER ASKED.

SO SHE'S GOING TO COURT. Return to index of stories...


BACON BUN BURGER-VO-WIPE


FOR MANY PEOPLE--

EVERYTHING'S BETTER WITH BACON--

SO CHECK THIS OUT.

JUST IN TIME FOR FOURTH OF JULY BAR-B-QUES --

GO AHEAD TOSS YOUR BURGERS ON ONE OF THESE BABIES--

A 100 PERCENT BACON BUN!

THE EVIL GENIUS BEHIND THIS CULINARY CREATION IS CLINT CANTWELL.

HE SAYS HE WAS TIRED OF ORDERING BACON ON HIS BURGER AND ONLY GETTING A FEW SLICES.

TO TOP IT OFF--

IT'S GLUTEN-FREE AND HAS ZERO CARBS! Return to index of stories...


BBQ WITH WHICH PRESIDENT-VOTOPS


AND SPEAKING OF BAR-BE-QUING--

WHICH PRESIDENT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE OVER ON THE FOURTH--

ACCORING TO A BRAND NEW HARRIS POLL--

THE MAJORITY OF FOLKS WOULD LIKE PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON TO MAN THE GRILL AT THEIR JULY FOURTH COOKOUT.

RONALD REAGAN CAME IN SECOND--

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THIRD.

PRESIDENTS GEORGE W BUSH AND JIMMY CARTER ALSO MADE THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


BEAR CUB STUCK-VO


NOW TO A STICKY SITUATION FOR A BEAR CUB.

WHILE RUMMAGING THROUGH TRASH --

THE 6-MONTH OLD, 28-POUND CUB GOT HIS HEAD STUCK IN A COOKIE JAR.

THE CUB GOT SCARED --

AND WENT UP A TREE, THEN GOT STUCK THERE TOO.

NEW JERSEY WILDLIFE OFFICERS TRANQUILIZED THE BEAR AND BROUGHT IT DOWN.

FIREFIGHTERS THEN CUT THE JAR OFF ITS HEAD. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE------------


Hi I'm Kendall Jones of Cleburne High School

AND SOME PEOPLE **HATE** THIS HIGH SCHOOL TEEN.

THEY WANT THE CHEERLEADER AND HER PICTURES BANNED FROM FACEBOOK.

WHY HER PASSION FOR HUNTING HAS NOW MADE HER A TARGET. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A TEXAS CHEERLEADER HUNTER-VO


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TEXAS CHEERLEADER HUNTER-TCMON


SOME PEOPLE ARE CALLING A TEXAS TEENAGER THE MOST HATED PERSON IN THE WORLD TONIGHT.

WHY?

BECAUSE THE CHEERLEADER POSES IN SOME PICTURES ON FACEBOOK --

NEXT TO RARE ANIMALS SHE HUNTED ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI.

RYAN OWNES DIGS DEEPER INTO THE OUTRAGE ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS CHEERLEADER HUNTER-PKG


SCRIPT:

SHE'S THE TEXAS CHEERLEADER WITH A BOW IN HER HAIR AND A MUCH BIGGER ONE IN

HER HANDS!

19 YEAR OLD KENDALL JONES, A CHEERLEADER FOR TEXAS TECH, *turning* HER

FACEBOOK PAGE INTO A TRIBUTE TO HER OTHER FAVORITE ACTIVITY--HUNTING. AND

WE'RE NOT TALKING DUCKS and DEER.

HERE SHE *is* POSING WITH a LIfON. SMILING WITH A CHEETAH. A MENAGERIE

OF ENDANGERED SPECIES SHE *says she* HUNTED IN AFRICA.

NATS

THE CHEERLEADER'S FACEBOOK PAGE DOESNT EXACTLY HAVE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

PICKING UP THE POM POMS. *some* POSTERS HAVE CALLED HER "DESPICABLE"

AND "THE WORLD'S #1 TOP HATED PERSON."

Nats up:07 Hi I'm Kendall Jones of Cleburne High School

***when*** JONES WAS FEATURED AS A SCHOLAR OF the WEEK ON OUR DALLAS

AFFILIATE WFAA, SHE TALKED ABOUT HER LOVE OF ANIMALS.

37 "So do you have any dogs?

Yes I have two of my own"

AND NOW, JONES is FIRING BACK AT HER CRITICS--POINTING OUT THE MONEY ***she

pays for these big game hunts HELPS PREVENT POACHING. SHE WRITES:

"This is a conservation effort to assure that they never do

become extinct."

SOT - JEFFREY FLOCKEN/NORTH AMERICAN DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL

WELFARE

In modern day age killing an endangered species to save it is just

unacceptable.

AN ONLINE PETITION ASKING FACEBOOK TO "REMOVE THE PAGE OF KENDALL JONES THAT

PROMOTES ANIMAL CRUELTY" HAS MORE THAN 67 THOUSAND SIGNATURES.

JONES WOULDNT COMMENT TO US BUT ALL THIS ATTENTION MAY NOT BE SUCH A BAD

THING FOR THR YOUNG HUNTER. ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE, JONES SAYS SHE WILL be

HOSTING HER OWN REALITY SHOW ON THE SPORTSMAN CHANNEL NEXT YEAR.

NAT OF SHOWS

THE NETWORK--WHICH AIRS HUNTING SHOWS HOSTED BY SARAH PALIN AND MODEL

BRITTNEY GLAZE-- WOULD NOT CONFIRM IF THE TEXAS CHEERLEADER WILL BE JOINING

THEIR CAST. RYAN OWENS, ABC NEWS, DALLAS. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON CRAMP GAME JERSEY-VO


IT COULD BE ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE BASKETBALL JERSEYS.

50-THOUSAND DOLLARS!

IT WAS WORN BY HEAT STAR LEBRON JAMES DURING THE INFAMOUS N-B-A FINALS WHERE THE A-C MALFUNCTIONED IN SAN ANTONIO.

IT SOLD AT AUCTION FOR 50-GRAND.

THE SAME BUYER BOUGHT THE JERSEY WORN BY SPURS PLAYER TIM DUNCAN IN THAT SAME GAME. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


CAUGHT IN THE ACT--

YOUNG THIEVES BREAK INTO A BEEF O BRADY'S--

WHAT THEY TOOK--

AND HOW THEY STILL ENDED UP ON CAMERA AFTER CUTTING THE CAMERA CORDS.

BOATING ALERT--

FROM BONITA BEACH TO LOVERS KEY--

WHAT BOATERS NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

FLAT FEE DEGREE--

NEW AT SIX--

HOW HODGES UNIVERSITY IS CHANGING THE WAY YOU CAN PAY FOR COLLEGE--

AND GET A DEGREE FASTER AND A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER.

THAT'S IN TWO MINUTES ON ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) BEEF O BRADY'S-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) HODGES UNIVERSITY FEES-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP


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TS ARTHUR-ANIBOX TOPS


RIGHT NOW -- FOLKS ALONG THE EAST COAST ARE MAKING CONTIGENCY PLANS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

BARBECUES -- FIREWORKS DISPLAYS -- AND PARADES WILL LIKELY BE ON HOLD AS TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR CHURNS UP THE ATLANTIC AND CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN.

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOHN PATRICK HASTHE LATEST FROM OUR STORMWARN 7 HURRICANE CENTER. Return to index of stories...


a) waves-vo


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b) radar-radar


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


PM SHOWERS & STORMS POSSIBLE AS ARTHUR CHURNS

Tropical Storm Arthur continues to develop east of Southwest Florida. The storm will not have a direct impact on our weather, but some dry air will continue to push into the area as the storms moves across the Atlantic. This will keep the best chance for showers and storms this afternoon in inland areas. It will be hot again today, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

Arthur will switch our winds on-shore, allowing some activity in the Gulf to possible move in later this evening. Temps will fall overnight in the mid and upper 70s.

As TS Arthur continues to push northward through the remainder of the week, our rain chances don't change a whole lot. Both Thursday and Friday will mention some showers developing early morning off the coast and isolated chances for showers inland during the afternoon. It will be hot and humid both days, topping out right around 93°.

TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR

The 11 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center is keeping Arthur as a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 60 mph. Arthur is moving north at 7 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the east coast of North Carolina, while the Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for the East Coast of Florida.

Arthur could possible graze the East Coast of North Carolina late Thursday into early Friday. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-BNC VOWIPE


OUR BIG STORY AT SIX --

A POSSIBLY HISTORIC COURT HEARING IS UNDERWAY IN MIAMI.

THE TOPIC --

OVERTURNING FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

A-B-C 7 IS IN THE MIAMI-DADE COUTNY COURTROOM RIGHT NOW.

THE LAWSUIT FILED EARLIER THIS YEAR IS ON BEHALF OF SIX GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES IN FLORIDA.

THEIR ATTORNEYS FILED A MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGEMENT -- THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY.

THEY WANT THE JUDGE TO RULE ON THE LEGAL ARGUMENTS ALONE.

CLAIMING THE BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-SOTVO


don

05:18:37-:47

Really excited and really hopeful. We believe that we've won all these cases all over the country, judge after judge after judge keeps ruling for us.

SUPPORTERS AND PROTESTORS HAVE PACKED THE COURTROOM.

THERE'S ALSO A HUGE CROWD OUTSIDE.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THIS COMING UP AT 7. Return to index of stories...


CHANGES IN GAY MARRIAGE CULTURE-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT ABC 7 TEAM COVERAGE--

THE LATEST POLLS SHOW A GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING GAY MARRIAGE.

THE STATE'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE WAS PUT INTO PLACE IN 2008.

ABC 7 HIT THE STREETS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

AND MOST PEOPLE WE TALKED TO AGREE THE BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE SHOULD BE LIFTED. Return to index of stories...


CHANGES IN GAY MARRIAGE CULTURE-SOTVO


kELLY madden/ Ft Myers 12:19:56 I think that would be a great idea. I think people should be allowed to do whatever they choose in their personal lives. 12:20:02

kale Quintana/Supports Gay Marriage / 12:20:54 I don't think the government should really have a say in something like that. I think it's a personal decision.

bea Andrea / 12:34:21 I'm not against them. I am not for them. I think a man and a woman should get married. 12;34:26

THE LATEST POLL FROM PEW RESEARCH SHOWS 72-PERCENT OF AMERICANS BELIEVE GAY MARRIAGE IS INEVITABLE. Return to index of stories...


BEEF O BRADY'S-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO TEENS THEY SAY BROKE INTO BEEF O'BRADY'S.

IT HAPPENED AT THE RESTAURANT ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

SECURITY CAMERAS CAUGHT THE TWO TEENS IN THE ACT.

AND LISTEN TO THIS -- THEY CUT TWO CAMERA CORDS -- BUT MISSED ONE.

IT GOT A CLEAR SHOT.

YOU CAN EVEN SEE A TATTOO ON ONE OF THE CROOKS RIGHT ARM S-- THE OTHER LOOKS DIRECTLY AT THE CAMERA.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY STOLE 11 BOTTLES OF LIQUOR AND CAUSED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


BEEF O BRADY'S-SOTVO


"Frustrating that a kid would do it as well. You know, anybody any

age. But even more frustrating being a child."

TONIGHT -- ROBERT KLEIN PLANS TO REOPEN THE PATIO AND IS OFFERING A BASKET OF WINGS TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION LEADING DEPUTIES TO AN ARREST. Return to index of stories...


NFM MAN SUED BY DISH NETWORK-VO-WIPE


ALL NEW AT 6 -- A-B-C 7 UNCOVERED A POPULAR - COMPANY IS SUING A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN.

TODAY WE GOT A COPY OF THE LAWSUIT.

DISH NETWORK IS SUING JEFFREY BAILEY.

DISH NETWORK IS ONE OF THE LARGEST SATELLITE BROADCAST PROVIDERS IN THE COUNTRY.

THE COMPANY AND SISTER COMPANIES ACCUSE BAILEY OF PIRACY.

THEY SAY HE USED TWO PIRATE TELEVISION SERVICES TO STEAL NETWORK SIGNALS AND USE IT FOR HIS OWN GAIN.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ATTORNEY SCOT GOLDBERG SAYS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS -- SIMILAR

LAWSUITS HAVE BEEN FILED BY DIRECT TV AND COMCAST. Return to index of stories...


NFM MAN SUED BY DISH NETWORK-SOTVO


Scot Goldberg, Local Attorney

:26:43 "direct tv, or dish network, or comcast isn't coming to sue

John Smith in North Fort Myers to make money- they're doing it to stop

John or Jane smith from pirating their signal and giving it to other

people for profit.

:14

DISH NETWORK FILED THIS A WEEK AGO.

ABC7 WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR PLEA DEAL-VO-WIPE


THE MAN WHO MURDERED HIS EX-WIFE--

A CAPE CORAL SCHOOL TEACHER --

ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL TODAY.

DANIEL PROCTOR ADMITS HE STRANGLED AMY PATTERSON IN THEIR BEDROOM BACK IN 2011 --

THEN DUMPED HER BODY IN THE WOODS ON PINE ISLAND.

INVESTIGATORS SPENT WEEKS LOOKING FOR THE BELOVED SCIENCE TEACHER.

PROCTOR EVENTUALLY CONFESSED AND LED THEM TO HER BODY.

TODAY - HE PLED GUILTY TO SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGES.

HE GOT 25 YEARS IN PRISON.

THE JUDGE IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM PATTERSON'S FAMILY BEFORE OFFICIALLY SENTENCING HIM LATER THIS MONTH.

BUT PROCTOR'S ALREADY SERVING OTHER LIFE SENTENCES FOR OTHER CRIMES. Return to index of stories...


MESAC DUMAS UPDATE-VOTOPS-SS


AN ACCUSED COLLIER COUNTY MURDERER IS RAISING A RUCKUS IN JAIL.

MESAC DUMAS REFUSING TO ANSWER TO HIS LEGAL NAME OR TAKE A SHOWER.

DAMAS IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS ENTIRE FAMILY --

AND ATTORNEYS ARE WAITING FOR THE RESULTS OF ANOTHER COMPETENCY HEARING ON HIM.

DAMAS WANTS TO BE CALLED "C-O-G"

THAT STANDS FOR CHILD OF GOD.

COLLIER COUNTY JAIL WORKERS SAY HE REFUSED TO SHOWER FOR MOST OF JUNE AND THE SMELL WAS SO BAD -- IT MADE OTHER INMATES PHYSICALLY SICK.

DAMAS IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN IN 2009. Return to index of stories...


JET SKI CRASH UPDATE-VO-WIPE


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT IN A MANSLAUGHTER CASE OUT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

IN DECEMBER WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A BOAT AND JET SKI CRASH THAT KILLED ONE MAN.

TONIGHT THE DRIVER OF THE BOAT -- BRUCE VILARDI -- IS IN JAIL.

F-W-C OFFICERS ARRESTED VILARDI YESTERDAY ON SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING -- BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE RESULTING IN DEATH.

THE JET SKI'S DRIVER -- LEE HOLLIS DIED FROM HIS CRASH INJURIES.

VILARDI'S NEIGHBORS SAY THE ARREST IS A SHOCK. Return to index of stories...


JET SKI CRASH UPDATE-SOTVO


"it was shocking and uh, when you hear that alcohol was involved to think it could've so easily have been avoided and going out boating."

VILARDI ALSO WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE CRASH.

BLOOD SAMPLES SHOW HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS ALMOST DOUBLE THE LEGAL LIMIT -- POINT-ONE-ONE-FIVE. Return to index of stories...


RAMADA INN UPDATE-VO


TONIGHT ABC 7 IS LEARNING ABOUT ANOTHER DELAY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE HISTORIC RAMADA INN IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS ON MONDAY NIGHT --

MONDAY WAS THE DEADLINE FOR THE DEVELOPER TO BUY THE PROPERTY.

TODAY, A-B-C 7 FOUND OUT IT WAS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF A "TITLE DEFECT" ON BEHALF OF THE SELLER.

THE PROPERTY'S BEEN VACANT FOR NEARLY A DECADE.

THE CITY PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SALE ONCE THE ERROR IS FIXED. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISHMENT-VO-WIPE


A BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT HAS STARTED IN LEE COUNTY.

AND WE WANTED TO GIVE BOATERS A WORD OF CAUTION.

AS PART OF THE PROJECT -- A PIPELINE IS BEING BUILT UNDERWATER FROM BONITA BEACH TO LOVERS KEY.

THE SAND IS COMING FROM TWO AREAS NEAR SAN CARLOS PASS HE COUNTY HAS APPROVED TO DREDGE.

IN ORDER TO DO THAT THEY MUST BUILD A PIPELINE.

COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THIS CONSTRUCTION WON'T RUIN THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY FOR BEACH GOERS AS THE PROJECT IS ALREADY BEHIND SCHEDULE.

BUT BOATERS NEED TO BE CAUTIOUS OF THE UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISHMENT-SOTVO


TAKE SOT--

Steve Boutelle, Operations Mgr. Lee County Natural Resources Division

00:31:39 "The contractors last time they worked down in COllier County

had a situation where they had some boaters hit the pipeline and so

they were concerned about that particularly over the holiday weekend.

" 00:31:50

COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY CONSTRUCTION WILL ONLY CLOSE 500 FOOT ZONES -- ONE AT A TIME.

THIS PROJECT WILL RENOURISH 98-HUNDRED FEET OF BEACH WHEN COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


BEARS MOVING IN-VO-WIPE


ANOTHER DAY -- ANOTHER BEAR SPOTTED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE --

A VIEWER TOOK IT NEAR HEALTHPARK HOSPITAL THIS MORNING --

A BEAR WANDERING AROUND A BANK.

AND JUST LAST NIGHT -- A BEAR WAS SPOTTED IN A BACK YARD EATING TRASH IN THE HAWKS PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOOD EAST OF FORT MYERS SHORES.

ON SATURDAY -- A BEAR WAS REMOVED FROM A TREE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS - RIGHT BEHIND THE STEVE B'S RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


BEARS MOVING IN-SOTVO


Steve Brantner, Owner Steve B's

18;15;28-40

"I just thought it was totally unusual to see that kind of wildlife right downtown in the city like that. How did it get here? That's what I was wondering."

F-W-C TELLS US THE BEAR AND HUMAN POPULATION IS GROWING -- CUBS ARE MOVING TO FIND NEW TERRITORY -- AND WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE MORE BEARS IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


NEW LEE BOWLING ALLEY-VO-WIPE


IF YOU LIKE BOWLING -- VIDEO GAMES AND A FAMILY RESTAURANT - YOU'LL LOVE THIS.

TODAY WAS THE GROUNDBREAKING FOR A NEW HEAD PINZ NEAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

YOU MIGHT BE FAMILIAR WITH THE CAPE CORAL LOCATION.

THE OWNER SAYS A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE NEW FAMILY FUN CENTER IS LEE COUNTY'S DECISION TO KEEP IMPACT FEES LOW THROUGH NEXT MARCH.

THE FEE IS COLLECTED OFF ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION.

THE COUNTY USES THAT TO FUND NEW SCHOOLS - ROADS AND FIRE STATIONS. Return to index of stories...


NEW LEE BOWLING ALLEY-SOTVO


rolling back impact fees we saved 300-thousand dollars on the project and interest rates went down. It all fell into place.

we bowl, do games, eat and have a good time with the kids. They love it.

THE HEADPINZ NEAR R-S-W WILL LIKELY OPEN NEXT MARCH. Return to index of stories...


HODGES UNIVERSITY FEES-VO-WIPE


HODGES UNIVERSITY IS MAKING IT EASIER AND LESS EXPENSIVE FOR YOU TO GET A DEGREE.

STARTING THIS FALL - THE SCHOOL WILL OFFER A COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING PROGRAM.

STUDENTS WILL PAY A FLAT FEE OF TWO-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THEY CAN TAKE AS MANY ONLINE CLASSES AS THEY WANT FOR SIX MONTHS.

IF STUDENTS HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THE SUBJECT MATTER FROM WORK OR MILITARY SERVICE - THEY CAN EARN CREDIT FOR THOSE CLASSES AND MOVE ON TO UPPER LEVEL COURSES. Return to index of stories...


HODGES UNIVERSITY FEES-SOTVO


22:01:16 I think it's terrific idea. the gi bill would pay for this, veterans can make use of their experiences they've gained while in service

HODGES WILL START THE PROGRAM FOR COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL DESIGN.

HODGES IS THE SECOND UNIVERSITY IN THE STATE TO OFFER THIS. Return to index of stories...


MOHAWK ANNIVERSARY-NATVOTOPS


NATS - EXPLOSION!

REMEMBER THIS? HOW COULD YOU FORGET!

TWO YEARS AGO *TODAY - LEE COUNTY SCUTTLED THIS WORLD WAR TWO COAST GUARD SHIP OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

THE U-S-S MOHAWK SITS IN 90 FEET OF WATER NEARLY 30 MILES OUT.

SINCE THE SINKING - THE COUNTY HAS MADE BACK MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANT MONEY FROM TOURISTS LOOKING TO DIVE DOWN AND SEE IT UP CLOSE.

THE SHIP IS HOME TO SEVERAL GOLIATH GROUPER AND OTHER FISH, AND EVEN HOSTED AN UNDERWATER ART GALLERY THAT IS TRAVELING AROUND THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS ARE ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE TONIGHT--

WHY THEY'RE JOB SWAPPING WITH THE SWISS.

AND THE STATE IS SETTING A NEW RECORD IN THE WAR ON DRUGS.

HOW THE C-D-C IS USING FLORIDA AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE NATION.

WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A CAPE FIREFIGHTERS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B PRESCRIPTION DRUG DEATHS-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


PM SHOWERS & STORMS POSSIBLE AS ARTHUR CHURNS

Tropical Storm Arthur continues to develop east of Southwest Florida. The storm will not have a direct impact on our weather, but some dry air will continue to push into the area as the storms moves across the Atlantic. This will keep the best chance for showers and storms this afternoon in inland areas. It will be hot again today, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

Arthur will switch our winds on-shore, allowing some activity in the Gulf to possible move in later this evening. Temps will fall overnight in the mid and upper 70s.

As TS Arthur continues to push northward through the remainder of the week, our rain chances don't change a whole lot. Both Thursday and Friday will mention some showers developing early morning off the coast and isolated chances for showers inland during the afternoon. It will be hot and humid both days, topping out right around 93°.

TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR

The 11 am advisory from the National Hurricane Center is keeping Arthur as a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 60 mph. Arthur is moving north at 7 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the east coast of North Carolina, while the Tropical Storm Watch has been cancelled for the East Coast of Florida.

Arthur could possible graze the East Coast of North Carolina late Thursday into early Friday. Return to index of stories...


PRESCRIPTION DRUG DEATHS ARE DOWN-VO


PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER ABUSE HAS BEEN A HUGE PROBLEM IN THE U.S. FOR YEARS.

THIS WEEK -- THE C-D-C IS REPORTING PROGRESS IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM -- ESPECIALLY HERE IN FLORIDA.

THE STATE CUT DEATHS FROM PRESCRIPTION PILL ABUSE BY 23 PERCENT IN THE PAST 2 YEARS.

FLORIDA WAS AMONG ONE OF THE WORST IN THE COUNTRY.

THE STATE IMPLEMENTED HARSHER REGULATIONS ON "PILL MILLS."

THE CHANGES ARE SO DRAMATIC HERE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE--

THAT THE C-D-C IS USING FLORIDA AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE 39 STATES THAT DO NOT HAVE THE REGULATIONS. Return to index of stories...


STEM CELL RETRACTION-OTS


SCIENTISTS WHO FIRST REPORTED THEY FOUND A SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE STEM CELLS--

NOW SAY THEY MADE SERIOUS MISTAKES.

IT FOLLOWS CLAIMS THAT RESEARCHERS FALSIFIED DATA.

THE RESEARCHERS REPORTED THEY COULD TRANSFORM ORDINARY MOUSE CELLS INTO STEM CELLS BY EXPOSING THEM TO AN ACIDIC ENVIRONMENT.

TONIGHT THEY'RE WITHDRAWING THAT CLAIM.

A GOVERNMENT FUNDED ORGANIZATION IN JAPAN FOUND THE ERRORS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FIREFIGHTERS JOB SWAP-VO-WIPE


TWO SWISS FIREFIGHTERS ARE IN CAPE CORAL TONIGHT --

LEARNING HOW AMERICANS DO EMERGENCY SERVICES.

THEY'RE HERE FOR A SWISS REALITY SHOW CALLED JOB SWAP.

THOSE TWO SWISS FIREFIGHTERS ON THE SHOW GOT THEIR FIRST LOOK AT CAPE CORAL TODAY.

MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI GAVE THEM THE KEYS TO THE CITY --

DURING A CEREMONY AT THE BASE OF THE VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

TWO CAPE FIREFIGHTERS ARE ALREADY IN SWITZERLAND.

THEY'LL SWAP JOBS WITH FIREFIGHTERS THERE FOR A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FIREFIGHTERS JOB SWAP-SOTVO


SOT

12

"I'm always confident. We win everything. No this is a wonderful opportunity we already have German um to have Switzerland possibly have them come over and be an international hot spot for them. That would be wonderful."

OUR FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE BACK ON SUNDAY.

THE FILM CREW AND SWISS TEAM WILL BE AROUND ALL WEEK.

THE POPULAR SHOW IS IN ITS THIRD SEASON. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


ANOTHER DAY -- ANOTHER UPSET AT WIMBLEDON-- THIS TIME THE HOMETOWN FAVORITE GOES DOWN--

PLUS---- WE ARE 64 DAYS AWAY FROM THE START OF THE NFL SEASON--- SAMMY AND JAYLEN WATKINS GETTING READY FOR THEIR ROOKIE SEASONS-- WE CATCH UP WITH WATKNS-- NEXT Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


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TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ 7 1) HANDS FREE CPR DEVICE-VOTOPS-WIPE


IT CAN SAVE A LIFE --

AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON.

TONIGHT AT 7.

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS HAVE A NEW HANDS FREE DEVICE TO HELP WITH CPR.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) NAPLES BEST BURGER-SSTOPS


TRIPADVISOR IS OUT WITH THE TOP BURGER JOINTS IN THE COUNTRY.

ALL NEW AT 7 --

WHERE YOU CAN GRAB A BITE OF ONE OF THE BEST --

RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROS-POPMON


BACK ON MAY 8TH -- SAMMY WATKINS BECAME THE 4TH OVERALL PICK IN THE NFL DRAFT-- MAKING BUFFALO BILLS FANS EVERYWHERE--- VERY HAPPY--- JUST TWO DAYS LATER-- IT WAS JAYLEN WATKINS TURN---- HE GOT THE CALL IN THE 4TH ROUND BY THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES--- TWO BROTHERS-- ONE BIG DREAM---- AND IT'S A DREAM THAT STARTED RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROS-VOTOPS


TODAY SAMMY AND JAYLEN WERE WORKING OUT AT THE JETBLUE PARK SPORTS COMPLEX----

THEY ARE GEARING UP FOR TRAINING CAMP LATER THIS MONTH---

SAMMY--- THE SOUTH FROM MYERS GREAT HEADS TO BILLS CAMP JULY 20TH-- JAYLEN-- THE CAPE CORAL GRAD STARTS WITH THE EAGLES JULY 22ND---

THEY GOT HERE TOGETHER-- AND THEY SAY THE WILL SUCCEED TOGETHER Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BROS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


WINSTON-VOTOPS


FLORIDA STATE QUARTERBACK JAMEIS WINSTON--- IS NOT TAKING ANY CHANCES WITH HIS FUTURE---

THE HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER HAS ONE MORE YEAR AT FSU-- BEFORE HE IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE DRAFT--- SO HE HAS TAKEN OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY---

--- IF WINSTON GETS HURT AND DOESN'T GET DRAFTED AS A RESULT--- THE POLICY WILL PAY HIM 8-10 MILLION DOLLARS---

--- THE POLICY IS SAID TO COST 55 TO 60 THOUSAND DOLLARS --- Return to index of stories...


USA SOCCER-VOTOPS


FROM FOOTBALL-- TO FUTBOL--

THE WORLD CUP CAME TO AN END FOR THE UNITED STATES-- WITH A LOSS TO BELGIUM IN THE ROUND OF 16--- ON TUESDAY

BUT IN THE PROCESS THE TEAM HOOKED A NATION--- AND LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE WORLD CUP TEAMS Return to index of stories...


USA SOCCER-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON-POPMON


TEA TIME IN JOLLY OLD ENGLAND WAS NOT SO JOLLY TODAY FOR THE GOOD PEOPLE OF LONDON-- THAT'S BECAUSE THE GREAT HOPE OF GREAT BRITIAN HAS BEEN BOUNCED FROM WIMBLEDON--- LAST YEARS CHAMPION-- ANDY MURRAY LOST IN STRAIGTH SETS TODAY-- TO GRIGOR DIMITROV Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS


LIFE WAS MUCH BETTER FOR 7-TIME CHAMPION-- ROGER FEDERER---

AFTER DROPPING THE FIRST SET TO STAN --- FEDERER RALLIES BACK TO TAKE THE NEXT 3---

FEDERER MOVING ON TO THE SEMI FINALS TO FACE--- MILOS ---

MEANWHILE--- NOVAK DJOKOVIC-- IS MOVING ON AS WELL---

BUT HE HAD TO EARN IT-- NOVAK-- WAS DOWN 2-SETS TO ONE--- THEN TOOK OVER--- WINS THE FINALS TWO SETS 6-2, 6-2 BEATING MARIN IN 5---

SO --- FEDERER AND DJOKOVICH -- MOVING ON-- ANDY MURRAY GOING HOME Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RAYS YANKEES-VOTOPS


RAYS IN THE BRONX -- LOOKING FOR A LITTLE SWEEP---

THIS HELPS--- SEAN RODRIGUEZ--- TURNING THIS PITC AROUND---- DEEP AND GONE-- 2 RUN SHOT-- AND THAT WOULD BE THE DIFFERNCE--

RAYS SWEEP THE BOMBERS-- 6-3 IS THE FINAL Return to index of stories...


TWINS ROYALS-VOTOPS


TWINS AND ROYALS---- HALL OF FAME PITCHER AND FORT MYERS RESIDENT-- BERT BLYLEVEN---- RUNNING ON THE FIELD-- NOT SURE WHAT'S GOING ON---

ROYALS HAD IT GOING ON -- IN THE 2ND -- MIKE MOUSTAKAS-- RIPS THE RBI SINGLE-- 1-0 ROYALS

AND THAT'S ALL THEY WOULD NEED

THEY TACK ON A FEW MORE AND WIN 4-0 Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS


BEFORE WE LET YOU GO---

50-THOUSAND DOLLARS-- THAT'S HOW MUCH LEBRON JAMES JERSEY SOLD FOR LAST NIGHT---

IT'S THE JERSEY HE WAS WEARING WHEN HE CRAMPED UP IN GAME 1 OF THE NBA FINALS Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...