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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 100 DATES-VO-WIPE
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ4 FLORIDA BEARS-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR-VO-WIPE BUMP SHOT-CAM 10 REVERSE BUMP
HL2) GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) SAFETY RECALL-VOTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
WX HL-WX WALL BIG STORY CLIP-CLIPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-2SH-PUSH VO SS
GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH GAY MARRIAGE PAM BONDI-OC SS
ARTHUR-TRXCLIP GAY MARRIAGE CHARLIE CRIST-TRX SSTOPS(2)
WX FIRST STORM-WX WALL GAY MARRIAGE FL FAMILY POLICY-OC
ARTHUR IMPACT-2SHOT POP POLK SEX STING-OTS-SSTOPS(2)
ARTHUR IMPACT-PKG CT: MAN CHARGED FOR BABY IN HOT CAR-TRX VOTOPS
ARTHUR IMPACT-ONCAM STANDARDIZED TEST CHANGES-ONCAM, VO
PARASAILING SAFETY REGULATIONS-oc cgvidbox FL SW STATE COLLEGE CHANGES-OC VO
PANAMA PARASAILING ACCIDENT FOLO-2 SHOT- WIPE VO NEW BEAR PICS-TRX-SS(3)
PANAMA PARASAILING ACCIDENT FOLO-SOTVO LEHIGH BEAR MEETING-VO-WIPE
GAY MARRIAGE EQUALITY-VOTOPS, SS, OC MOVE OVER GARBAGE TRUCKS-VOTOPS
BONITA BEACH FLYOVER-OC VO HEADPINZ FM-OTS, OC
COLLIER HOUSE FIRE-SS-VO-WIPE CAPE PARK CONTROVERSY-VO
COLLIER HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO CAPE PARK CONTROVERSY-SOTVO
DIST 77 PRIMARY PREVIEW-VO-WIPE 7 RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-TRX VOTOPS SS
DIST 77 PRIMARY PREVIEW-SOTVO 100 DATES-OC
CHILD SEAT RECALL-TRX-VOTOPS 100 DATES-PKG
RED WHITE AND BOOM-OC VO-WIPE WORLD CUP LOSS-POP , VO, ONCAM
RED WHITE AND BOOM-SOTVO a)chicago-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-SOTTOPS VO b) new york-WIPE-NATVO
TZ1 NANNY FOLLOW-SOTVO c) kansas city-VO-WIPE
TZ1 CAUGHT ON CAMERA!-VOTOPS OBAMA GAME-NATVOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION-2SHOT TC MON POP TZ5 KYAK GRANDMA-VO-WIPE
LOBSTER TRUCK INTO BRIDGE-TRX-VOTOPS TZ5 SD WOMAN-VOTOPS
IN: GM DEADLY PLANT EXPLOSION-TRX-VO WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
IN: GM DEADLY PLANT EXPLOSION-SOTVO KYAK GRANDMA-2SHOT
NANNY FOLLOW UP-2-SHOT POPVO KYAK GRANDMA-PKG
NANNY FOLLOW UP-PKG KYAK GRANDMA-OC
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 TMOBILE FEES-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 BACTERIA ON PHONE-VOTOPS FORECAST-WX WALL
WX VIDEO-VOTOPS SD WOMAN ACT OF KINDNESS-2 SHOT
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP SD WOMAN ACT OF KINDNESS-PKG
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST SD WOMAN ACT OF KINDNESS-OC
FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
SOUTHWEST AIR-OTS- VO TZ6 FANS GRANT HOCKEY-VO
TMOBILE BOGUS FEES-VO TZ6 BACON BURGER-VO
SAMSUNG VIOLATIONS-OTS, OC FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TINDER APP SUED-VOTOPS BLUE LOBSTER FOUND-VOTOPS
BACTERIA ON PHONE-2-SHOT, VO BACON BUN BURGER-trxVOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT 4 YEAR OLD BB BALL PLAYER-SOTTOPSVO
TZ3 CAMERON DIAZ-VO-WIPE FANS GRANT HOCKEY PLAYER FINAL WISH-2SHOT-SOTVO
TZ3 SHARKS!-VOTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
CAMERON DIAZ MAGAZINE-2SHOT VO TS1) PARASAILING SAFETY REGS-VOTOPS
NOW SHOWING: TAMMY-OC, SOT, VO TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE EQUALITY-VOTOPS
NOW SHOWING:DELIVER US FROM EVIL-VOTOPS TS3) BONITA BEACH FLYOVER-VOTOPS
SHARKS IN PENSACOLA-TRX-NATSVO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-------------


ABC-7 CONTINUES TO FOLLOW THE FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF 20-14 - AS WE TAKE A LIVE LOOK AT RADAR THIS MORNING.

WHERE it IS HEADING AND COULD IT AFFECT YOUR TRAVEL PLANS?

PLUS --

IT'S A BIG DAY IN MIAMI AS THE STATES GAY MARRIAGE BAN IS CHALLENGED IN COURT.

ABC-7 HAS THE LATEST ON THE BAN -- AS SIX COUPLES TAKE THE STAND TO FIGHT FOR EQUALITY.

ALSO THIS MORNING--

AN IMPRORTANT SAFETY RECALL FOR PARENTS THAT HAVE CHILDREN IN CAR SEATS.

THE COMPANY GRACO SAYS THE HARNESS BUCKLES ON THE SEATS CAN GET STUCK, MAKING IT HARD TO UNLATCH DURING AN EMERGENCY. Return to index of stories...


HL1) TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR-VO-WIPE


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HL2) GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-VO-WIPE


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HL3) SAFETY RECALL-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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GOOD MORNING-2SHOT PUSH


GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IM AMY SEDLACEK.

AND IM ROB EVANS.

WE ARE WATCHING THE TROPICS THIS MORNING.AS TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR CONTINUES TO PUSH NORTH -- UP THE FLORIDA COAST.

METEROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE IS IN THE STORMWARN 7 HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER WITH MORE. Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR-TRXCLIP


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WX FIRST STORM-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...


ARTHUR IMPACT-2SHOT POP


AS ALLYSON JUST TOLD US --

TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR -- THE FIRST NAMED STORM OF THE 2014 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON IS CHURNING OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA.

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

NOW PEOPLE ALONG THE EAST COAST.ANXIOUS.

WILL THE STORM RUIN ANY OF THEIR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS.

SULEN SERFATY HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR IMPACT-PKG


AT THE FORT PIERCE MARINA IN FLORIDA CLOUDS ARE STARTING TO MOVE IN AND RESIDENTS ARE STARTING TO PACK UP.

I'm going to take some canvass down, I'm going to clean up some of my chairs and clutter around the decks, already tied for it.

EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA IS ALREADY UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WATCH THE FIRST OF MANY WEATHER ADVISORIES EXPECTED ALONG THE EAST COAST THIS WEEK.

BUT IT'S THIS TRACK OVER THE NEXT 72 HOURS THAT IS SO CONCERNING.

MOVING THROUGH NEARLY EVERY BEACH DESTINATION UP THE SOUTHERN EAST COAST AND LEAVING BEHIND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

Starting on Wednesday through the Fourth of July, we're looking at a severe weather threat, we're looking at a flash flood threat, with heavy rain on Thursday and the potential land fall hurricane near or over eastern north carolina.

AND IF IT PICKS UP ENOUGH STEAM FORECASTERS PREDICT IT COULD FORM INTO A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE HERE POTENTIALLY JUST OFF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS IN THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 4TH.

It looks like Arthur might track pretty close, if not over, the Outer Banks of Eastern North Carolina on the Fourth of July, and possibly as a low end hurricane with top winds at around 75 miles per hour.

BAD NEWS FOR 4TH OF JULY TRAVELERS. THIS HOLIDAY IS THE BUSIEST WEEK OF THE SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON. 41 MILLION AMERICANS WILL TRAVEL 85 PERCENT BY CAR.

THE BUSIEST GETAWAY DAY THIS YEAR IS THURSDAY PUTTING MANY DRIVERS ON THE ROADS DURING THE SOGGIEST STRETCH OF THE STORM.

They are potentially staring down the barrel of a loaded-- a loaded gun. but it has the potential for cancellations and delays, possibly if they're traveling by air, and for rainy and slick road conditions if there's inclement weather and rain, if they're traveling by car.

THE RAIN POTENTIALLY WASHING OUT 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS AND FIREWORKS PERHAPS EVEN ALL THE WAY UP TO BOSTON, WHERE OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE NOT READY YET TO SAY IF THEIR BIG SHOW WILL GO ON.

"I think we're going to defer any conversations or decisions about the weather at least until tomorrow." Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR IMPACT-ONCAM


THE STORM IS NOT EXPECTED TO HURT US HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORDIA.

BUT FOR MORE UPDATES AS THIS STORM PROGRESSES -- STICK WITH US HERE ABC-7. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING SAFETY REGULATIONS-oc cgvidbox


ARTHUR'S HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY SURF MAY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND UP THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA.

THAT'S BECAUSE OF SOME NEW STRICTER LAWS FOR FLORIDA'S COMMERCIAL PARASAILING INDUSTRY.

JUST TO RECAP FOR YOU THIS MORNING ON WHAT OPERATORS MUST DO UNDER THIS NEW LAW.

THEY MUST LOG WEATHER CONDITIONS BEFORE ANY ENCURSIONS.

THEY CANNOT OPERATE IN SEVERE WEATHER

AND FINALLY THEY "MUST" BE LICENSED BY THE U.S COAST GUARD AND LIMIT OPERATIONS NEAR AIRPORTS.

NTSB says parasailing is risky, urges regulation

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday declared parasailing to be risky and urged the U.S. Coast Guard to require that operators be licensed.

The NTSB said people seeking to enjoy the "thrill, adventure and panoramic views of parasailing risk becoming accident victims."

The NTSB said human error is the main cause of parasailing accidents due to poor judgment, lack of sufficient experience and improper training.

The report mentioned worn or poorly maintained gear, ignorance about overloading tow lines and other equipment, and failure to monitor wind speeds and changing weather.

Some 3 million to 5 million people participate in parasailing each year. The Parasail Safety Council says 73 people died in parasailing accidents between 1982 and 2012 out of a total of 130 million rides. Return to index of stories...


PANAMA PARASAILING ACCIDENT FOLO-2 SHOT- WIPE VO


THIS NEW LAW WAS ONE OF MORE THAN 100 THAT TOOK EFFECT AS OF YESTERDAY.

THE STRICTER OVERSIGHT ON PARASAILING WAS ALL BROUGHT UP AFTER SEVERAL ACCIDENTS INJURED PEOPLE ALONG FLORIDAS COASTLINE.

THIS VIDEO YOU SEE HERE IS A VIDEO SHOT FROM LAST YEAR WHEN A PARASAIL SMACKED TWO YOUNG GIRLS INTO A BUILDING IN PANAMA CITY BEACH.

THOSE GIRLS WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER THEY LANDED ON A CAR -- SMASHING THE FRONT WINDSHEILD.

ONE OF THE GIRLS RETURNED TO THE BEACH YESTERDAY TO RECALL HER TRAMATIC EXPERIENCE.

NEXT -- THE HIGH-FLYING THRILL AT THE BEACH.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS DO IT EVERY YEAR.

PARASAILING -- THE SUMMERTIME RIGHT OF PASSAGE FOR MANY.

NEW RECOMMENDATIONS ARE OUT TO CRACKDOWN ON ACCIDENTS -- ONE YEAR AFTER TWO

GIRLS CRASHED INTO A BUILDING.

HERE'S ABC'S MATT GUTMAN. Return to index of stories...


PANAMA PARASAILING ACCIDENT FOLO-SOTVO


"like that feeling was terrible "

"you just assume everything is safey. they tell you they

advertise it they tell you safe, fun, you expect that"

17-YEAR OLD SIDNEY GOOD AND HER MOTHER SAY THAT THE EXPERIENCE TOOK ALMOST A WHOLE YEAR TO RECOVER.

WITH MULTIPLE SURGERIES.

THE MOTHER OF THAT GIRL SAID WHEN HER DAUGHTER WAS PARASAILING, SHE THOUGHT HER DAUGHTER WAS IN GOOD HANDS.

- A teenager who smashed into a condo during a terrifying parasailing accident last summer is speaking out.

Sidney Good, 17, was left in critical condition alongside friend Alexis Fairchild on July 1st when their parasail snapped free from its boat in Panama City, Florida, leaving the girls soaring through the air. Now Good is back on Panama City Beach a year later, reuniting with doctors and nurses who saved her life and revisiting the spot where this happened. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE EQUALITY-VOTOPS, SS, OC


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

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

ITS 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.

ABC-7 WILL BE THERE WHEN THE PLAINTIFFS ASK THE JUDGE TO STRIKE DOWN THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN. BEFORE A TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH FLYOVER-OC VO


THE INTERSECTION WHERE BONITA BEACH ROAD MEETS U-S 41 IS BECOMING A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE!

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 TO ANSWER 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...


COLLIER HOUSE FIRE-SS-VO-WIPE


A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FAMILY AND PETS ARE SPENDING THEIR DAYS NOW WITH RELATIVES -- THANKS TO A FIRE AT THEIR HOME.

IT HAPPENED ON EVERGLADES BOULEVARD YESTERDAY.

THE FAMILY TELLS ABC-7 IT STARTED IN THE FAMILYS COMPUTER ROOM

THEN SPREAD, AND CAUSED 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 ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO.

FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW THE FIRE STARTED. Return to index of stories...


DIST 77 PRIMARY PREVIEW-VO-WIPE


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

IT WAS FILED BY HIS OPPONENT, REPUBLICAN HOPEFUL JIM ROACH.

THE CANDIDATE SAYS 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.

EAGLE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL LAST WEEK FOR RECKLESS DRIVING AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR D-U-I IN TALLAHASSEE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEAT RECALL-TRX-VOTOPS


AN IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL TO PASS ALONG TO YOU THIS MORNING --

A FIVE MONTH DISPUTE WITH THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRAION HAS LEAD A COMPANY TO RECALL NEARLY TWO MILLION CAR SEATS.

THE COMPANY.GRACO. IS RECALLING THE SEATS. SAYING THAT THE BUCKLES COULD GET GUMMED UP BY STICKY FOOD OR DRINKS -- MAKING IT HARD TO REMOVE A CHILD.

GRACO SAID THEY WILL REPLACE THE BUCKLES FOR FREE, EVEN FOR THOSE WITH SEATS NOT ON THE RECALL LIST. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-OC VO-WIPE


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY.

AND SETUP IS ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR THE BIG RED WHITE AND BOOM EVENT IN CAPE CORAL.

THE EVENT IS EXPECTED TO BRING 30 THOUSAND PEOPLE TO DOWNTOWN CAPE ON FRIDAY.

THIS YEAR THE ENTIRE GREEN SPACE NEAR THECAPE 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...


TEASE ONE-SOTTOPS VO


she actually spends her day trying to ruin people's lives and misery loves company

WAIT

STILL TO COME ON ABC-7 AT NINE.

REMEMBER THIS NANNY THAT'S BEEN CAUSING SO MUCH NEWS RECENTLY--

NOW.SHE LOOKS TO BE ENDING THE BATTLE WITH THE FAMILY WHO FIRED HER.

AND SHES TALKING TO REPORTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME!

AND CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

WE HAVE A COUPLE VIDEOS THAT SHOW TWO VEHICLES CRASHES.

ONE THAT EXPLODED-- INJURING SEVERAL PEOPLE!

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TZ1 NANNY FOLLOW-SOTVO


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TZ1 CAUGHT ON CAMERA!-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION-2SHOT TC MON POP


WE HAVE A COUPLE CRAZY SCENES THAT WERE CAUGHT ON CAMERA.AND THEY ALL RESULTED IN CARS CATCHING ON FIRE!

CHECK THIS FIRST ONE OUT --

A FOOD TRUCK EXPLODED 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...


LOBSTER TRUCK INTO BRIDGE-TRX-VOTOPS


AND LOOK AT THIS!

A DRIVER OF A LARGE TRUCK RUNS RIGHT INTO A RAILROAD BRIGE IN WESTWOOD MASSACHUSETS.

THE 13-FOOT TRUCK WAS GOING UNDER A 10 AND A HALF BRIDGE.

THE TRUCK ENDED UP IN FLAMES!

BUT THATS NOT ALL!

THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK HAD NO SHOES AND WAS CARRYING LOBSTERS TO A LOCAL MARKET.

LOBSTERS LATER COVERED THE ROAD!

AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO, THE LOBSTER TRUCK DROVE STRAIGHT INTO THE E

STREET RAILROAD BRIDGE IN WESTWOOD EARLY THIS MORNING. THE 13-FOOT TRUCK,

UNABLE TO CAREER THE 10 1/2 FOOT BRIDGE.

AND THIS ISS THE RESULT. A FIRE IN THE TRUCK AND LOBSTERS EVERYWHERE.

THIS CRASH, THE SECOND IN JUST TWO DAYS. THIS WAS THE DAMAGE YESTERDAY. TEAM

5 HAS LEARNED THAT THE RAILROAD BRIDGE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR DECADES AND

IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS ALONE, HAS BEEN THE SITE OF MORE THAN 50 CRASHES.

POLICE RECORDS SHOW THREE TRUCKS SMASHED INTO THE BRIDGE IN 2010. KENMORE

TRUCKS, TOO TALL TO FIT, CRASHED THE NEXT YEAR. 18 MORE TRUCK CRASHES OVER

THE NEXT TWO YEARS. AND SO FAR IN 2014, FOUR TRUCKS HIT THE RAILROAD BRIDGE.

POLICE TELL US THE HEIGHT OF THE BRIDGE ISN'T THE ONLY PROBLEM. THE AREA FOR

CARS IS SO NARROW, 21 HAVE CRASHED IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS AS THEY TRIED TO

SQUEEZE THROUGH.

THE DRIVER IN TODAY'S CRASH, WHO DID NOT APPEAR TO BE WEARING SHOE, GOT OUT

SAFELY. POLICE CITED HIM FOR NEGLIGENT OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND

FAILURE TO OBEY TRAFFIC SIGNS.

REPORTER SU:

THEY SAY THIS BRIDGE IS NOW ON ITS PRIORITY LIST FOR REPLACEMENT, SOMETHING

THAT WAS CONSIDERED 15 YEARS AGO BUT TOWN OFFICIALS SAY THERE WAS SOME

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IN: GM DEADLY PLANT EXPLOSION-TRX-VO


WE HAVE SOME DEVELOPING NEWS FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

A GENERAL MOTORS FACTORY WORKER DIED 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...


NANNY FOLLOW UP-2-SHOT POPVO


DO YOU REMEMBER THIS STORY ABOUT THE NANNY WHO WOULD NOT LEAVE A FAMILIES HOUSE --

EVEN AFTER THE FAMILY FIRED HER?

WELL -- AFTER DAYS OF HIDING IN HER CAR.*AND AT THE POLICE STATION.

DIANE STRETTON IS FINALLY TELLING HER SIDE OF THE STORY --

HERE'S WHAT SHE TOLD REPORTERS ABOUT HER TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT.

HE QUIT, OR WAS FIRED BY THE UPLAND FAMILY THAT HIRED HER, DEPENDING

ON WHO YOU ASK.

EITHER WAY, SHE HAS REFUSED TO LEAVE.

AND TODAY THE NANNY TALKED TO KABC's SID GARCIA. Return to index of stories...


NANNY FOLLOW UP-PKG


diane stretton/former nanny

time: 1:44:28

in: she's vilified me, i can't find a place to live. no landlord will rent

me a room with what she's done to me

diane stretton didn't want us to show her face for our sit down

interview.

but this photo was taken of her inside the bracamonte home. she

says she left the house last thursday after being served with an eviction

noticeshe says she spent a few nights parked at the upland police department

parking lot.

the bracamonte's say they hired stretton last march to help take

care of their 3 kids and do some housework in exchange for room and board.

well, now the upland family says stretton refused to do the work

and now they want her outpermanently.

marcella bracamonte/hired nanny

time: 6:49:44

in: i made a mistake but how come i can't kick out someone that i don't want

in my house , i can't, that's what i wan't to tell america.

stretton says back on june 4th, the bracamonte's served her with

this 30 day notice to leaveshe says all she wants is to go back to the

house to pick up her belongings, according to the conditions of the letter

which says she has until july 4thstretton says she'll go back to get her

belongings under these conditions.

diane stretton/former nanny

time: 1:41:44

in: what i'd like to do is have the police come in and have the media away

so i can go in and they can see that i'm only taking my things and vacate

the bracamonte's say their concern is if they allow stretton back in

to get her belongings, she won't leavemarcella bracamonte says that'll start

another fight to kick her out.

marcella bracamonte/hired nanny

time: 6:54:34

in: i always told myself that i would fight for what's right.she's not

going to take us down

diane stretten/former nanny

time: 1:38:10

in: i'm not gonna stay there, she's someone i don't want to be around. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


STILL TO COME ON ABC 7 AT NINE.

THE F-T-C IS FIGHTING A TOP CELL PHONE CARRIER. CLAIMING THE COMPANY IS PROFITING FROM CHARGES YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE GOTTEN. OR PAID!

PLUS --

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED OIL BUILDING UP ON YOUR CELL PHONE?

RESEARCHERS SAY - IT COULD BE A BLUEPRINT OF YOUR HEALTH SHOWING WHATS MAKING YOU SICK! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 TMOBILE FEES-VO


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TZ2 BACTERIA ON PHONE-VOTOPS


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WX VIDEO-VOTOPS


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ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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...


SOUTHWEST AIR-OTS- VO


IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON DOING ANY TRAVELING - INTERNATIONALLY SOON.LISTEN UP!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.SOUTHWEST AIRLINES WILL BE FLYING TO DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE THE U-S.

THE CARRIER BEGAN MOVING OUTSIDE THE U-S YESTERDAY BY OFFERING FLIGHTS TO THE CARRIBEAN.

OTHER DESTINATIONS TO COME INCLUDE MONTEGO BAY AND THE BAHAMAS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME.SOUTHWEST AIRLINES IS NOW FLYING ITS OWN PLANES TO DESTINATIONS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

THE CARRIER BEGAN TRIPS TO THE CARIBBEAN TODAY.

INTERNATIONAL TAKE OFF STARTED AROUND 8 THIS MORNING WITH A ROUTE FROM BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO ARUBA.

OTHER DESTINATIONS INCLUDE MONTEGO BAY AND NASSAU, BAHAMAS. Return to index of stories...


TMOBILE BOGUS FEES-VO


T-MOBILE IS FACING A BIG LAWSUIT. COURTESY OF THE F-T-C.

IT CLAIMS THE CARRIER CASHED IN BY HITTING CUSTOMERS WITH 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...


SAMSUNG VIOLATIONS-OTS, OC


AND T-MOBILE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE FACING TROUBLE THIS MORNING --

SAMSUNG IS UNDER FIRE AFTER SEVERAL OF ITS CHINA SUPPLIERS FAILED TO MEET SAFETY AND WORK STANDARDS.

IN 2013 AN EXTERNAL AUDITOR FOUND OUT OF THEIR 100 SUPPLY LOCATIONS --

59 DID NOT PROVIDE SUFFICENT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

AND 48-LOCATIONS WERE LETTING MINORS HANDLE HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS.

SAMSUNG FACED CHILD LABOR VIOLATIONS IN 20-12 -- THOSE VIOLATIONS WERE RESOLVED.

SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung says an external audit has found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours.

Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday released the findings covering 100 of the company's Chinese suppliers in its annual social responsibility report.

There were 59 Chinese suppliers that did not provide sufficient protective goggles, masks and other safety equipment to workers while 48 let minors handle chemicals. Most of the audited factories did not comply with legally permitted overtime hours.

The external audit was conducted on Samsung's suppliers in 2013.

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, faced allegations in 2012 of child labor and other labor violations in China. It vowed to resolve the problems.

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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 INAPPROPRIATE NAMES 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...


BACTERIA ON PHONE-2-SHOT, VO


SO ROB. HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DO YOU THINK YOU TOUCH YOUR SMARTPHONE?

A NEW STUDY SAYS ALL THOSE GERMS THAT WE'RE LEAVING BEHIND ON OUR SCREENS MAY BE A USEFUL TOOL FOR SCIENTISTS.

RESEARCHERS SAY WHEN WE PUT OUR CELL PHONES TO OUR FACE WE LEAVE BEHIND A PERSONAL "BACTERIA BLUEPRINT".

THIS TYPE OF BACTERIA CAN TELL US A LOT ABOUT OUR HEALTH.

THE STUDY FOUND THAT 82-PERCENT OF THE MOST COMMON BACTERIA FOUND MOSTLY ON OUR HANDS WAS ALSO ON OUR CELL PHONES.

SO WHAT EXACTLY DOES THIS MEAN?

IT MEANS. THAT TO SOME EXTENT YOUR SMARTPHONE IS A REFLECTION OF YOURSELF --

IT ALLOWS RESEARCHERS TO STUDY HEALTH ISSUES IN A NON-INVASIVE WAY --

SUCH AS HOW LONG BACTERIA STAYS IN PLACE AND SURVIVES.

RESEARCHERS SAY WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND ON OUR SMARTPHONES AMOUNTS TO A PERSONAL "BACTERIA BLUEPRINT" -- OR A FINGERPRINT THAT CAN TELL US A LOT ABOUT OUR HEALTH.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON FOUND THAT 82-PERCENT OF THE MOST COMMON BACTERIA, TYPICALLY FOUND ON OUR HANDS, ARE ALSO ON OUR SMARTPHONES.

THEY SAY THIS MEANS TO SOME EXTENT YOUR PHONE IS A REFLECTION OF YOU AND THE TRILLIONS OF MICRO-ORGANISMS ON YOUR BODY.

AND THIS COULD HAVE IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WAY RESEARCHERS STUDY HEALTH ISSUES.

RESEARCHERS SAY USING YOUR PHONE COULD BECOME A "NON INVASIVE" WAY TO LOOK AT HOW BACTERIA IS PASSED AND HOW LONG IT STAYS IN PLACE -- AND TO MONITOR YOUR HEALTH OVERALL, GIVING YOU ALMOST A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT BACTERIA YOU HAVE AROUND YOU.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, THE RESULTS IN THE STUDY WERE STRONGER AMONG WOMEN THAN MEN, THOUGH THERE IS NO CLEAR REASON WHY.

THE SAMPLE SIZE FOR THIS STUDY WAS VERY SMALL -- THEY ONLY LOOKED AT 17 PEOPLE AND ONLY AT TOUCHSCREEN PHONES BUT THE FINDINGS ARE CERTAINLY INTERESTING. STILL, MORE STUDY IS NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


STILL TO COME THIS MORNING ON ABC7.

POPULAR ACTRESS CAMERON DIAZ IS CREATING SOME BUZZ IN HOLLYWOOD THIS MORNING.

BUT NOT FOR A MOVIE.OR EVEN HER RECENT HEALTHY EATING PATTERNS.

IT'S ALL OVER A NEW MAGAZINE COVER

AND ITS TIME TO HIT THE BEACH THIS FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!

BUT BEFORE YOU HEAD TO ONE BEACH YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEE WHATS LURKING IN THE WATER!

STAY WITH US! Return to index of stories...


TZ3 CAMERON DIAZ-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 SHARKS!-VOTOPS


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CAMERON DIAZ MAGAZINE-2SHOT VO


A COUPLE OF ENTERTAINMENT STORIES THIS MORNING---

CAMERON DIAZ IS HITTING THE STANDS NEXT WEEK IN A RACY COVER PHOTO THATS CREATING A LOT OF BUZZ ONLINE.

THE ACTRESS POSED FOR THE COVER SHOT FOR ESQUIRE MAGAZINE AND CLEARLY HAD NO SHORTAGE OF LEG.

IN THE AUGUST ISSUE SHE TALKS ABOUT GETTING COMPLETELY NAKED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER NEW MOVIE ROLE, AND HER DECISION NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN.

THE MAGAZINE HITS STANDS NEXT TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


NOW SHOWING: TAMMY-OC, SOT, VO


A COUPLE MOVIES ARE OPENING AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THEM OPENING TODAY!

"Gimme some of the pies, some of the good pies, no screwing around! That's your finger. Is it? You knocked over a Topper Jacks?

MELLISA MCCARTHY IS BACK AGAIN IN ANOTHER COMEDY CALLED TAMMY.

TAMMY IS THE TITLE CHARACTER WHO RESORTS TO ROBBING THAT FAST FOOD RESTAURANT.

ENDS UP RUNNING FROM THE LAW WITH HER HARD-DRINKING GRANDMOTHER, PLAYED BY SUSAN SARANDON.

"TAMMY" IS RATED R. Return to index of stories...


NOW SHOWING:DELIVER US FROM EVIL-VOTOPS


AND IF YOU'RE IN THE MOOD FOR A GOOD SCARE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT "DELIVER US FROM EVIL"

BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS --ERIC BANA PLAYS A NEW YORK COP INVESTIGATING A SERIES OF STRANGE HAPPENINGS IN THE CITY.

HE TEAMS UP WITH A PRIEST AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE POSSESSED.

"DELIVER US FROM EVIL" IS RATED-R. Return to index of stories...


SHARKS IN PENSACOLA-TRX-NATSVO


"That is amazing!"

"That's impressive isn't it?"

AND CHECK THIS OUT --

A SHARK INVASION. CONTINUING TO GROW ON THE GULF COAST.

THIS HUGE GATHERING OF LARGE SHARKS WAS SEEN 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...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


STILL TO COME IN OUR NEXT HALF-HOUR ON ABC7.

WE'VE ALL BEEN ON DATES. SOME MORE THAN OTHERS.

BUT WHAT ABOUT 100? IN JUST A FEW MONTHS?

ONE SAN FRANCISCO NATIVE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE DAYS OF SUMMER TO DO JUST THAT!

SHE HOPES TO HIT THE BIG ONE HUNDRED.

AND THEY JUST WONT GET OUT OF THE NEWS!

BEARS. ONCE AGAIN HAVE HIT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

THIS TIME -- ONE BEAR IS TAKING IT EASY!

WE HAVE A NEW PHOTO THIS MORNING SHOWING THE WHOLE SITUATION!

STAY WITH US!

- 100 dates of Summer, for Elsie Moreno, its better than any old rom-com it's her real-life. Elsie, a self-admitted serial monogamist. She's blogging about her dates on tumblr, even posting photos and video. From coffee dates and concerts to put put golf. The 25 year old San Francisco native started her dating experiment two months ago and already has been on 32 dates. She claims its not about find a soul-mate its about self-discovery and feeling independent. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 100 DATES-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 FLORIDA BEARS-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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BUMP SHOT-CAM 10 REVERSE BUMP


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE LATEST BUSINESS NEWS.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WHERE THE TRADING DAY IS JUST BEGINNING. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY CLIP-CLIPS


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GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUIT-2SH-PUSH VO SS


GOOD MORNING -- ABC 7 IS FOLLOWING A BIG STORY THIS MORNING --

ABC-7 CREWS ARE HEADED TO MIAMI. 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 COUPLES 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 20-13 DECISION. COURTS HAVE RULED IN FAVOR OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN 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 IN OUR LAST HALF HOUR ABOUT HOW SHE 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-OTS-SSTOPS(2)


ALSO HAPPENING 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.

THIS MAN -- 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 OF THESE MEN ARE ACCUSED OF SENDING NAKED PICTURES OF THEMSELVES TO UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES WHO THEY THOUGHT WERE CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


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


THIS 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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STANDARDIZED TEST CHANGES-ONCAM, 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...


FL SW STATE COLLEGE CHANGES-OC VO


STUDENTS AT THE NEWLY NAMED 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...


NEW BEAR PICS-TRX-SS(3)


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM -

ABC7 IS SHARING NEW PICTURES OF A BLACK BEAR HANGING OUT IN A HAMMOCK!

KONNIE STEARNS SENT US THESE PICTURES.

SHE TOOK THEM IN HER BACKYARD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

AND ALSO NEW THIS MORNING.

ANOTHER VIEWER WHO WORKS AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER IN FORT MYERS. SENT US THIS PICTURE OF ANOTHER BLACK BEAR.

STANDING OUTSIDE ONE OF THE ENTRANCES EARLY THIS MORNING.

WE'RE WORKING TO SEE IF WE CAN GET ANY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. OF THE BEAR ROAMING AROUND! Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BEAR MEETING-VO-WIPE


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

LEE COUNTY LEADERS ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR IDEAS TO HELP BEARS AND HUMANS COEXIST.

DURING A PUBLIC MEETING IN LEHIGH ACRES YESTERDAY --

OFFICERS TOLD PEOPLE THEY SHOULD GET A BEAR RESISTANT GARBAGE CASN --

THOSE COST ABOUT 200 BUCKS.

FWC IS WORKING WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT TO HELP YOU GET ONE FOR 10 DOLLARS A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


MOVE OVER GARBAGE TRUCKS-VOTOPS


IF YOU SEE A GARBAGE TRUCK ON THE ROAD NOW -- YOU BETTER MOVE OVER!

THE NEW MOVE OVER LAW IS NOW IN AFFECT.

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

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


HEADPINZ FM-OTS, OC


TODAY. A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE NEWEST COMPANY. BRINING JOBS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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

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


CAPE PARK CONTROVERSY-VO


A CAPE CORAL CHURCH IS GIVING BACK TO ITS COMMUNITY.

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

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

CHURCH LEADERS SAY, THE PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE A PLACE WHERE THE COMMUNITY COULD COME TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PARK CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


We're seeing hundreds of families everyday come from morning to night

enjoying the park and enjoying all the parts of it. So, we've been

happy to offer this and just excited to see people use it.

THE PARK IS OPEN FROM 9AM TO 9PM.

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


7 RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-TRX VOTOPS SS


THIS MORNING A LOT OF OUR 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...


100 DATES-OC


IT'S GOING TO BE A SUMMER OF LOVE FOR ONE SAN FRANCISCO WOMAN WHO HAS VOWED TO GO ON 100 DATES IN JUST THE NEXT COUPLE OF

MONTHS.

25 YEAR OLD ELISA MORENO IS CALLING HER PROJECT - APPROPRIATELY ENOUGH -- "100 DATES OF SUMMER.

ABBIE BOUDREAU HAS HER STORY. Return to index of stories...


100 DATES-PKG


100 DATES OF SUMMERSOUNDS LIKE A MOVIE TITLE - DOESN'T IT?!

BUT FOR ELISE MORENOIT'S BETTER THAN ANY OLD ROM-COMIT'S HER REAL-LIFE.

16:13:49 SOT Elise Moreno / 100datesofsummer.tumblr.com - The goal of this

is not to find a boyfriend it's really just exploring myself and getting to

know other people.

ELISE, A SELF-ADMITTED SERIAL MONOGOMISTWHO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX

YEARSAND AFTER 5 RELATIONSHIPS - BACK -TO-BACK -TO-BACK.IS SINGLE.AND LOVING

IT!

16:12:25 SOT Elise Moreno / 100datesofsummer.tumblr.com This is my way to

kind of completely breaking that pattern. I realize this is extreme. But

it's fun

SHE'S BLOGGING ABOUT HER DATES ON TUMBLREVEN POSTING PHOTOS - AND VIDEO

16:28:21 SOT Elise Moreno / 100datesofsummer.tumblr.com I have a 2-drink

max rule, which is pretty important for my safety / 16:29:35 I can go on

second dates but they don't count toward the total.

FROM COFFEE DATES AND CONCERTS, TO PUT PUT GOLF - THE 25-YEAR-OLD SAN

FRANCISCO NATIVE STARTED HER DATING EXPERIMENT TWO MONTHS AGO - AND ALREADY

SHE'S BEEN ON 32 DATESMEETING HER MATCHES ON OK-CUPID.COM

16:23:33 SOT Elise Moreno / 100datesofsummer.tumblr.com i really have only

had maybe 3 not so great ones. / 16:32:59 All of my dates know about my

project. / 16:33:06 I'm not trying to trick anybody or

pull one over, I'm not even trying to get free dinners!

RELATIONSHIP EXPERT PAUL CARRICK BRUNSON SAYS THIS KIND OF DATING CAN TEACH

PEOPLE WHAT THEY REALLY WANT IN A FUTURE PARTNER.

SOT Paul Carrick Brunson If you are going to go on a 100 dates you have

to realize this is going to be an emotional rollercoaster. / Because 100

dates could be 99 98 97rejections

AND DRAWING FROM HER DOZENS OF DATESELISE SHARES A LITTLE ADVICE WITH OTHER

FELLOW DATERS

16:31:39 SOT Elise Moreno / 100datesofsummer.tumblr.comI think the energy

that you put into a date is what's going to be bounced back to you,

AND WHILE SHE'S HOPEFUL SHE'LL MAKE IT TO DATE 100 - SHE SAYS IT'S LESS

ABOUT THE NUMBER - AND MORE ABOUT FINDING HER OWN VOICE AGAIN.

16:39: 42 SOT Elise Moreno / 100datesofsummer.tumblr.com I'm just going one

day - one DATE at a time.

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WORLD CUP LOSS-POP , VO, ONCAM


IT WAS A GAME THAT KEPT THE WHOLE COUNTRY ON THE EDGE OF OUR SEATS!

AS WE SAID YESTERDAY.

IT WAS A WIN OR GO HOME GAME.

AND WE'RE GOING HOME.

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

THE U-S WAS TRYING TO ADVANCE TO THE QUARTERFINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2002.

PARTIES WERE HELD NOT ONLY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. BUT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY!

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a)chicago-VO-WIPE


FANS IN CHICAGO TURNED OUT TO SUPPORT THE TEAM AT THE CHICAGO BEARS SOLDIER FIELD.

OFFICIALS SAY THAT NEARLY 28-THOUSAND SHOWED UP TO FILL THE FIELD AND THE SEATS. Return to index of stories...


b) new york-WIPE-NATVO


cheering crowd

AND WE WERE ALL A LITTLE EXCITED. LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THIS BAR IN NEW YORK CITY.AS TEAM U-S-A SCORED THE ONLY U-S GOAL. Return to index of stories...


c) kansas city-VO-WIPE


AND FINALLY.

THIS WAS IN KANSAS CITY MISSOURI.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE PACKED THIS AREA TO CHEER ON TEAM U-S-A.

THEY WAVED FLAGS AND CHANTED FOR THE TEAM TO WIN. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA GAME-NATVOTOPS


i Believe that we can win,i Believe that we can win, i Believe that we can win

WAIT

AND YOU HEARD IT FROM THE PRESIDENT TOO TUESDAY MORNING --

THE PRESIDENT TOOK TIME OUT OF HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO WATCH THE UNITED STATES PLAY IN THE WORLD CUP.

THE PRESIDENT CHANTED "I BELIEVE" AS HE JOINED WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEES AT THE SOUTH COURT AUDITORIUM. PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK TIME OUT FROM HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TUESDAY TO WATCH THE UNITED STATES PLAY AT THE WORLD CUP.

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

IT WAS AN EXCITING GAME BUT IN THE END -- BELGIUM BEAT THE U-S TWO TO ONE.

BELGIUM NOW ADVANCES TO THE QUARTERFINALS AND FACES ARGENTINA ON SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


COMING UP ON ABC7.

WE HAVE TWO INSPIRING STORIES.

FIRST A GRANDMA WHO IS SETTING OUT TO MOTIVATE & BRING AWARNESS TO POOR FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

SHES NOT DOING IT THOUGH *THROUGH YOUR AVERAGE MODE OF TRANSPORTATION.

AND A SOUTH DAKOTA WOMAN WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA AFTER DOING SOMETHING GENEROUS FOR ANOTHER.

NOW HER VIDEO HAS GONE VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

HEAR ALL ABOUT IT COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 KYAK GRANDMA-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 SD WOMAN-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


KYAK GRANDMA-2SHOT


THIS NEXT STORY ON ABC7 IS TRULY INSPIRING!

A GRAND MOTHER IN MAINE IS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF ON AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY TO GUATEMALA-- BUT NOT BY PLANE OR BY CAR.

SHE ACTUALLY IS GOING BY KAYAK!

SHE PLANS TO KAYAK FROM **MAINE TO GUATEMALA TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE POOR FAMILIES LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.

TIM GOFF HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


KYAK GRANDMA-PKG


"Actually, if you just keep land on your right, land on starboard, you can get all the way to Guatemala from here."

OR AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT DEB WALTERS IS BANKING ON.

"We'll see if it works, I have no idea."

THE 63 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER IS NOT KAYAKING 25-HUNDRED MILES FOR HER HEALTH BUT FOR THE WELL-BEING OF OTHERS.

"This is something I'm voluntarily doing, as opposed to the families that live in the garbage dump."

9 YEARS AGO DEB PAID A VISIT TO A HUGE GARBAGE DUMP IN GUATEMALA CITY WHERE FAMILIES SEARCHED FOR SCRAPS TO EAT AND MAKE A LIVING.

"I talked to the mothers, and they said their wish was just that their children would be able to go to school, learn to read and have a better life, and that simple wish just broke my heart."

SO SHE STARTED VOLUNTEERING WITH SAFE PASSAGE A MAINE-BASED ORGANIZATION THAT HELPS THE POOREST OF THE POOR TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.

"When people see those students going to university, employed in great jobs, it really opens up people's eyes to what is possible."

TO MAKE THAT DREAM A REALITY FOR MORE GUATEMALANS SHE IS ON A MISSION TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS ABOUT SAFE PASSAGE.

"I thought that if I, an ordinary grandmother, grandmother sounds better than old lady, were to do something like this it would attract attention and then people would hear about the story."

DEB ESTIMATES IT WILL TAKE A YEAR FOR HER TO KAYAK FROM THE GULF OF MAINE TO GUATEMALA.

"That's what I am hoping to be able to do, just by keeping at it a little bit, paddling a little bit each day."

SHE KNOWS IT'LL BE TOUGH.

"My record for going without a shower is 6 weeks."

AS SHE DODGES BOATS.

AND DEALS WITH A LACK OF BATHROOM FACILITIES.

"It is an issue."

BUT THERE IS MORE THAN WILL POWER THAT IS DRIVING HER.

"What's going to keep me going is the kids in Guatemala."

AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HER EFFORT WILL EDUCATE OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


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ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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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...


SD WOMAN ACT OF KINDNESS-2 SHOT


ITS SAID THAT AN RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS CAN GO A LONG WAY!

WOULDN'T YOU AGREE?

PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TALKING ABOUT ABOUT A VIRAL VIDEO --

OF A WOMAN WHO DECIDED TO PAY IT FORWARD AT HER LOCAL WALMART!

MARK ROPER HAS THEIR STORY.

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.

MARK ROPER HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


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"I couldn't believe it. I was just so surprised. I was like I don't even know you."

"What I did Sunday evening at Walmart, was just something I did. I never expected to have it videotaped. "It went viral, which I'm told meant you could go on Facebook and find the article, which I did. It was very surprising to me."

KATIE KANEFKE NEEDED DIAPERS FOR HER SON MARCUS. SHE ASKED IF THE STORE WOULD PRICE MATCH FOUR BOXES BUT IT COULD ONLY MATCH ONE. THAT'S WHEN CAROL FLYNN STEPPED IN AND ANOTHER SHOPPER SHOT WHAT HAPPENED NEXT WITH HIS CELL PHONE.

"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 KATIE'S SON.

"If you ever needed a sign that God's there for you in the hardships and the struggles, this is it. It's pretty awesome. Yeah, it's pretty awesome, huh bud?"

"I said yeah, it's ok. It's all right. I said someday, you'll do this. And I said paying it forward is kind of a neat thing to do, and I'm sure sometime you'll pay it forward to somebody else." Return to index of stories...


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TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


THIS STORY COMING UP WILL MAKE ANYONE HUNGRY.

FORGET ADDING A SLICE OR TWO OF BACON.THIS BURGER TAKING SIZZLE AND CRUNCH TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

WHY YOU CAN DITCH THE REST OF THE TOPPINGS

AND A HOCKEY PLAYER WITH JUST A FEW MONTHS TO LIVE.

GETS HIS ADULT WISH COME TRUE

THE SIMPLE THING THE COMMUNITY DID TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 FANS GRANT HOCKEY-VO


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TZ6 BACON BURGER-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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BLUE LOBSTER FOUND-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT!

A COUPLE OF GUYS FISHING OFF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND CAUGHT AN EXTREMELY RARE BLUE LOBSTER THIS PAST MONDAY.

IT'S THE FIRST ONE THEY'VE CAUGHT IN THEIR 20-YEARS OF FISHING.

EXPERTS SAY THE COLOR IS CAUSED BY A GENETIC MUTATION. Return to index of stories...


BACON BUN BURGER-trxVOTOPS


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS COMING UP.

A HOLIDAY KNOWN. FOR BARBECUES.

BUT IF THE HOT DOG JUST WON'T DO IT THIS YEAR.

HOW ABOUT SPICING IT UP.

WITH A BACON BURGER.

AND NOT JUST A COUPLE PIECES THROWN ON THERE. I MEAN A BUN. MADE OF 100 PERCENT BACON.

CLINT CANTWELL CAME UP WITH THE NEW INVENTION.

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4 YEAR OLD BB BALL PLAYER-SOTTOPSVO


"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...


FANS GRANT HOCKEY PLAYER FINAL WISH-2SHOT-SOTVO


AND FINALLY --

A SPECIAL DYING WISH IS GRNATED FOR A FORMER CANUCK HOCKEY PLAYER.

GINO ODJICK TOLD HIS FANS THE BAD NEWS THAT HE IS BATTLING A TERMINAL ILLNESS, AND COULD HAVE AS LITTLE AS A FEW WEEKS LEFT TO LIVE.

HIS LAST WISH WAS TO HEAR HIS FANS CHEER ONCE MORE.

SO ON SUNDAY THEY GRANTED HIS WISH.

NATS OF FANS CHEERING

HEARING THE CHANTS, ODJICK CAME DOWN TO GREET THEM.

THE FORMER CANUCK WAS WHEELED OUTSIDE, THEN STOOD, WAVED TO THE CROWD, AND THANKED THE FANS.

HE WAS WEAK BUT EVERYONE THERE SAID THE MOMENT WAS INCREDIBLY POWERFUL. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) PARASAILING SAFETY REGS-VOTOPS


NEW FLORIDA LAWS ARE PLACING STRICTER GUIDELINES. ON THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY.

EFFECTIVE RIGHT NOW.

PARASAILING COMPANIES MUST LOG WEATHER CONDITIONS. BEFORE ANY EXCURSIONS.

THEY CANNOT OPERATE IN SEVERE WEATHER. AND FINALLY THEY "MUST" BE LICENSED BY THE U-S COAST GUARD AND LIMIT OPERATIONS NEAR AIRPORTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE EQUALITY-VOTOPS


AND WE ARE FOLLOWING OUR BIG STORY TODAY VERY CLOSLY.

ABC-7 IS HEADED TO MIAMI TODAY.

WHERE A COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENTS.

ON A ON MOTION FILED BY SIX SAME SEX COUPLES.

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

CLAIMING THEY VIOLATE THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST HAS ALSO FILED A BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THE EQUALITY LAWSUIT.

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI. IS OPPOSING THE CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BONITA BEACH FLYOVER-VOTOPS


AN INTERSECTION IN NEED OF A SERIOUS MAKEOVER.

WILL BE THE BIG TALK TONIGHT. AT THE BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

RESIDENTS SAY IT'S A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE AT BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41.

DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO FIX IT. INCLUDE ADDING EXTRA LANES. OR BUILDING AN OVER PASS.

F-DOT WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER THE COUNCIL's QUESTIONS. AND SO WILL ABC-7.

COUNT ON US FOR AN UPDATE. Return to index of stories...


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