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DIRECTORS PAGE TARGET GUNS-SOTVO
HEADLINES NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 1) HUMAN TRAFFICKING-votops TEASE TWO---------
HL 2) FIREWORKS LAWS-votops TZ2 TX TEEN GATOR TRAPPERS-sotvo
HL 3) TARGET GUNS-votops TZ2 SUN SMART EYES-votops
ARTHUR UPDATE-CLIP JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
ARTHUR UPDATE-VOTOPS-OC WEATHER-PWC
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SSTOPS TX ALLIGATOR TRAPPERS-OTS-SOTVO
HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-2SH-PUSH-VO TX ALLIGATOR TRAPPERS-SOTVO
HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SOTVO GOOGLE ELIMINATES PORN ADS-trxVOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP SUN SMART EYES-TC-VO
OIL DRILLING-OTS-VO-OC SUN SMART EYES-SOTVO-CG
CAPE BANK ROBBERY-trxSSTOPS(3) CARS AND BACK PROBLEMS-OC-VO-VIDBOX
OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-OTS-VO IS COLLEGE WORTH THE COST-trxVOTOPS
MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-SSTOPS(2)-VO IS COLLEGE WORTH THE COST-OC-VO
MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TEASE THREE-POP
FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-EBOX-VO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
RIP CURRENT RISK-OTS 11PM TZ1) DINNERTIME APP-VOTOPS-WIPE
FL SAME SEX MARRIANGE-2SH-VO 11PM TZ2) FORMULA MOM-SSTOPS
FL SAME SEX MARRIANGE-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-OTS-VO DION JORDAN-VOTOPS
FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-SOTVO NFL ELITE IGNITION NAPLES-POPMON
MIROMAR FIREWORKS TONIGHT-trxVOTOPS NFL ELITE IGNITION NAPLES-VOTOPS
MIROMAR FIREWORKS TONIGHT-SOTVO NFL ELITE IGNITION NAPLES-SOTVO
TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP WORLD CUP-VOTOPS
CAPE 4TH TRAFFIC-VIDBOX WORLD CUP-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP WIMBLEDON-POPMON
TEASE ONE WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS
TZ1 TARGET GUNS-votops GREENBRIER
TZ1 LEE CO GAS SKIMMER-votops RYDER CUP-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP RYDER CUP-SOTTOPS
LEE COUNTY GAS SKIMMER-2SH-OTS NBA FREE AGENCY-VOTOPS
AIRPORT SECURITY REQUEST-OTS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
TARGET GUNS-2SH-VO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


A *VERY DISTRUBING CASE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

A MOTHER --

AND THE MAN DEPUTIES SAY, FORCED HER INTO TRAVELING AROUND THE COUNTRY -- AS A SEX SLAVE.

PLUS --

YOU MAY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW -- AND HAD NO CLUE.

NOW AT 7 --

A CLOSER LOOK AT FLORIDA FIREWORK LAWS..

TARGET'S CONTROVERSIAL DECISION.

LEAVE YOUR GUNS AT HOME -- OR DON'T COME INSIDE!

TONIGHT, ABC-7 -- HEARING BOTH SIDES OF THE DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) HUMAN TRAFFICKING-votops


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HL 2) FIREWORKS LAWS-votops


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HL 3) TARGET GUNS-votops


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ARTHUR UPDATE-CLIP


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ARTHUR UPDATE-VOTOPS-OC


THE FIRST NAMED STORM OF THE 20-14 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON -- IS RACING UP THE EAST COAST TONIGHT.

ARTHUR -- OFFICIALLY A HURRICANE TONIGHT.

AND ITS ADVANCING, BIGGER AND STRONGER THAN EXPECTED.

THE FIRST RAIN BANDS ARE REACHING SOUTH CAROLINA.

AND THE BEACH-FRONT COMMUNITIES OF NORTH CAROLINA ARE BRACING FOR 85 MILE AN HOUR WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING.

EXPERTS EXPECT ARTHUR TO MAX-OUT AS A CAT-2 HURRICANE. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SSTOPS


THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE CHARGED THIS LEE COUNTY MAN WITH A DISTURBING CASE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHAWN LEWIS GROOMED A YOUNG MOTHER FOR A YEAR BEFORE *FORCING HER TO HAVE SEX WITH PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-2SH-PUSH-VO


INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS ALL STARTED AS A PROSTITUTION OPERATION.

BUT IT SOON MORPHED INTO SOMETHING FAR MORE SERIOUS.

A HUMAN TRAFFICKING SITUATION.

THE INVESTIGATION STARTED AT A HOTEL OFF PINE RIDGE ROAD NEAR I-75 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY -- REPORTS SHOW COLLIER DEPUTIES MET WITH THE 21-YEAR-OLD VICTIM.

MONTHS LATER -- THEY SAY LEWIS WAS FORCING HER THROUGH BLACKMAIL TO WORK FOR HIS ESCORT SERVICE -- "PERFECT 10 COMPANIONS." Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-SOTVO


DET. ANDREW HENCHESMOORE, CCSO

"It's very serious, it's someone holding somebody against their will and making them a slave. It's almost as serious as it can get in my opinion. It's a first degree felony punishable up to 30 years."

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- HE TRAFFICKED HER ACROSS 7-CITIES IN FLORIDA.

HE EVEN SENT HER TO JERSEY AND NEVADA.

AND TOLD IF SHE DIDN'T DO IT --

HE'D SENT DIRTY PICTURE OF HER TO THE STATE, AND THEY'D TAKE AWAY HER CHILD.

LEWIS IS ALREADY SERVING 15 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR PROSTITUTION CHARGES IN LEE COUNTY.

BUT HE COULD FACE 30-MORE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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OIL DRILLING-OTS-VO-OC


BREAKING NEWS INTO ABC 7--

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION JUST SENT A LIST OF DEMANDS TO THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY--

REGARDING THEIR DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE LIST OF NINE DEMANDS INCLUDES--

SCHEDULING A SERIES OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS--

TESTIFYING BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION JULY 8-TH--

PROVIDING A GROUNDWATER MONITORING PLAN--

AND STATUS REPORTS EVERY TEN DAYS.

DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS UNTIL JULY 15-TH TO RESPOND TO THE FLORIDA D-E-P--

OR THE AGENCY WILL TAKE ACTION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANK ROBBERY-trxSSTOPS(3)


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A BANK ROBBER TONIGHT --

WHO LEPT ONTO THE TELLER'S COUNTER WEARING A TOWEL ON HIS DEAD.

HE BURST INTO THE BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD ABOUT 12-30.

HE POINTED A GUN AT ONE OF THE TELLERS.

BANK EMPLOYEES SAY HE MAY HAVE DISGUISED HIS FACE WITH PANTYHOSE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, CONTACT CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-OTS-VO


66-ARRESTS --

3-HUNDRED-35 DRUG CHARGES.

ONLY ONE OPERATION.

IT'S CALLED OPERATION SUMMER HEAT.

AND THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PULLED IT OFF, IN JUST ONE WEEK.

ALL 66 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN IN ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES.

OFFICIALS SAY -- THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON LONG TERM CASES -- AND TARGETING BIG-TIME DEALERS.

TONIGHT -- THERE ARE 15 ARRESTS AND 20 MORE CASES PENDING IN THE OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-SSTOPS(2)-VO


THIS LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN WILL SPEND EIGHT MONTHS IN JAIL --

FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A TWO YEAR OLD BOY.

LAST YEAR -

CHRISTIAN BYRD DROWNED IN A KIDDIE POOL IN THE BACKYARD OF MELISSA SMITH'S DAYCARE.

DURING TODAY'S SENTENCING --

THE BOY'S FAMILY PLEADED FOR THE JUDGE TO SENTENCE SMITH TO THE MAXIMUM FIVE YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-SOTVO


I received a life sentence as a grieving mother and my son received the death sentence

THE TODDLER'S MOTHER SAYS SHE WILL NEVER FORGET THE PHONE CALL SHE GOT TELLING HER THAT HER SON WAS DEAD.

SMITH MUST ALSO SERVE FIVE YEARS PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-EBOX-VO


ON A DAY EVERYONE'S STARTING TO THINK RED, WHITE, AND BLUE --

RED, GREEN AND BROWN DRIFT ALGAE WAS SPOTTED ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LARGE BLOOMS HAVEN'T BEEN SEEN THERE SINCE 2006.

IT'S NOT AS MUCH AN EYESORE AS OTHER TYPES OF ALGAE.

BUT EXPERTS SAY -- IT DOESN'T JUST SIT ON THE TOP OF THE WATER. -- IT MOVES AROUND.

ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS -- LAST YEAR'S LAKE RELEASES COULD BE CAUSING THE BLOOM. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-SOTVO


:08 Stephen Wheeler, Fort Myers Beach "It's like a brown, yogurt-based stuff floating by and I even asked some of the guys - I said, what is that stuff? Nobody. we did not know what it was."

RED DRIFT ALGAE HAS ONLY BEEN SPOTTED IN MODERATE CLUMPS WASHING ASHORE.

RESEARCHERS TELL ABC-7 -- THE WATER IS SAFE TO SWIM IN.

THE REAL THREAT IS AQUATIC LIFE. Return to index of stories...


RIP CURRENT RISK-OTS


NEW AT 7 --

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS WARNING FAMILIES ABOUT DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS RIGHT NOW.

THE WARNING STRETCHES FROM PINELLAS COUNTY SOUTH TO LEE COUNTY.

POWERFUL WATER PULLS SWIMMERS AWAY FROM SHORE AND INTO THE GULF.

IF YOU'RE IN A RIP CURRENT, STAY CALM.

SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE UNTIL YOU'RE OUT OF THE CURRENT, THEN SWIM BACK TOWARD LAND. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX MARRIANGE-2SH-VO


A FLORIDA JUDGE NOW HAS TO DECIDE THE FATE OF GAY MARRIAGE IN THE STATE.

IF GAY MARRIAGE BECOMES LEGAL, ABC-7 WANTED TO KNOW -- HOW PREPARED OUR CLERKS OF COURTS WOULD BE.

WE SPOKE WITH THE LEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT EARLIER.

THE OFFICE WOULD NOT ADD ANY ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES IN CASE THERE WAS AN INFLUX OF COUPLES WANTING TO GET MARRIED.

OFFICIALS SAY -- EMPLOYEES ARE CROSS-TRAINED -- ELIMINATING THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL HIRES. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX MARRIANGE-SOTVO


linda doggett

lee co. clerk of courts

4:18 - 4:29

I don't think it would be much different for us. IT would just be a few wording changes here and there and we would kind of go about business as usual.

WE ALSO GOT OUR HANDS ON A PROPOSED SCRIPT, USED DURING A SAME-SEX CEREMONY.

IT REFERS TO THE COUPLE AS "FIRST SPOUSE" AND "SECOND SPOUSE" --

AND MAKES NO MENTION OF "HUSBAND" OR "WIFE." Return to index of stories...


FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-OTS-VO


TOMORROW IS INDEPENDENCE DAY.

AND TONIGHT, MANY OF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUY FIREWORKS.

BEFORE YOU SPEND -- YOU MUST REALIZE, CONSUMER FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN FLORIDA.

FOR CLOSE TO 60-YEARS -- A LOOPHOLE IN THE LAW THAT ALLOWS FARMERS TO BUY FIREWORKS HAS BEEN KEEPING BUSINESSES AFLOAT.

SO, WHY ISN'T MORE BE DOWN TO CRACK DOWN ON FIREWORK USE FRAUD?

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FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-SOTVO


00:47:17 "It comes down to the call volume, you see how busy these

tents are and how much they start selling the stuff month in advance,

we use every resource to the maximum handing the calls for service is

primary" Lt. Victor Medico, FMPD

THE STATE PUT OUT A LIST OF APPROVED FIREWORKS

GENERALLY LIMITED TO JUST "SPARKLERS"

RETAILERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS SAY, REMEMBER -- SAFETY IS FIRST. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS TONIGHT-trxVOTOPS


HAPPENING NOW --

THOUSANDS HAVE FLOCKED TO MIROMAR OUTLETS -- FOR TONIGHT'S INDEPENDENCE EVE FESTIVITIES.

THE LIVE MUSIC HAS STARTED --

THE FIREWORKS SHOW KICKS OFF AT 9-30.

AND THE GUYS BEHIND IT SAY --

IF YOU MISS THIS TONGIHT, YOU'RE MISSING OUT. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS TONIGHT-SOTVO


Ron Grodetz, Miromar Fireworks

:54:32 theres alway something in the sky- youre not going to see dead

air here. and always something really nice, fancy, you dont see the

same generic stuff over and over!

THE FIREWORK SHOW WILL LAST ABOUT 22 MINUTES.

EVENT ORGANIZERS TELL ABC-7 --

FIREWORKS THIS YEAR -- ARE ONES WE HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE.

THEY SAY, KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE WATER TOO!

AGAIN -- THE SHOW KICKS OFF AT 9-30. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE 4TH TRAFFIC-VIDBOX


A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR CAPE CORAL DRIVERS.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE WILL SHUT DOWN AT SIX TOMORROW MORNING.

IT'S FOR THE ANNUAL FREEDOM 5-K, FOLLOWED BY THE RED, WHITE, AND BOOM CEREMONY LATER THAT NIGHT.

THE BRIDGE WILL RE-OPEN AT THREE SATURDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


OUR ABC-7 FACEBOOK PAGE WAS FILLED WITH COMMENTS ON THIS ISSUE.

TARGET -- AND ITS ATTEMPT TO KEEP FIREARMS OUT OF ITS STORES.

NEW REACTION -- FROM SUPPORTERS AND OPPOSERS.

PLUS --

THINK TWICE BEFORE PAYING AT THE PUMP.

THE WARNING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT --

ABOUT THE PROBLEM THEY'RE SEEING AT GAS STATION.

THE MUST-SEE CRIME ALERT -- NEXT ON 7.

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TZ1 TARGET GUNS-votops


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TZ1 LEE CO GAS SKIMMER-votops


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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LEE COUNTY GAS SKIMMER-2SH-OTS


THERE'S A CRIME ALERT TO SHARE TONIGHT --

A FOURTH SKIMMING DEVICE WAS SPOTTED AT A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GAS STATION.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAY -- THEY FOUND ANOTHER CREDIT CARD SKIMMER -- ATTACHED TO A GAS PUMP.

IT WAS AT ONE OF 62 STATIONS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE INSPECTED WEDNESDAY.

NO WORD YET ON WHERE THAT GAS TATION IS LOCATED.

THEY'RE URGING EVERYONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT SECURITY REQUEST-OTS


MEANTIME --

THE U-S WANTS OTHER COUNTRIES TO STEP UP THEIR AIRPORT SECURITY.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS ASKING FOR HELP AT FOREIGN AIRPORTS THAT HAVE DIRECT FLIGHTS TO AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUNS-2SH-VO


TARGET IS ASKING GUESTS NOT TO BRING FIREARMS INTO ITS STORES.

AN ONLINE PETITION SPARKED THE DECISION.

THE GUN-CONTROL GROUP -- MOMS DEMAND ACTION -- RECEIVED NEARLY 400-THOUSAND SIGNATURES ON THE PETITION.

ATTORNEYS TELL ABC-7 -- IN FLORIDA YOU CAN ONLY OPEN CARRY IF YOU'RE HUNTING OR FISHING.

CONCEALED CARRYING IS ALLOWED WITH A LICENSE.

BUT TARGET SAYS WANTS NO GUNS, CONCEALED OR OTHERWISE. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUNS-SOTVO


Gillian Hathorn, Fort Myers Resident

00:14:57 "If everybody starts carrying a gun just in case someone

walks in there what point is that." 00:15:02

--BUTT SOT--

Nick Lostracco, Fowler Firearms Manager

00:05:35 I won't shop at Target anymore, but stores like that I will

still carry a gun concealed, because I have every right to legally."

00:05:40

BUT TARGET SAYS -- AS OF NOW THIS IS NOT A POLICY.

NO SIGNS WILL BE POSTED PROHIBITING GUNS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


"If you were to catch an alligator, what would you do with it?"

TO CATCH -- AN ALLIGATOR?

WHY THREE TEXAS TEENS -- WERE FEARLESS ENOUGH TO TRAP A GATOR THEY SPOTTED IN THIS RIVER.

PLUS --

PROTECTING YOUR EYES FROM THE SUN'S POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RAYS.

THE SECRETS YOU SHOULD NEED --

TO PREVENT LONG-TERM MEDICAL ISSUES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 TX TEEN GATOR TRAPPERS-sotvo


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


DRY AND HOT FOR THE FOURTH

Expect plenty of heat this afternoon as dry air slips into the region as Hurricane Arthur moves northward. The dry air will suppress the chance for rain this afternoon, with just very isolated activity expected in inland areas.

Expect highs to climb just slightly above average, around 93° in Ft. Myers and 88° in Naples.

Overnight this evening we stay completely dry with sticky conditions. Lows in the mid to upper 70s again.

Independence Day

A few coastal showers in the early morning will be possible again but most will be dry. TS Arthur continues on its northerly track and should be making near landfall, potentially as a category 1 hurricane, near the Outer Banks of North Carolina early Friday morning.

As far Southwest Florida goes, things are actually looking pretty good. We stay dry during the afternoon and hot. Highs in the low 90s. Dry after sunset during firework festivities. Overnight temperatures stay in the mid 70s.

Holiday Weekend

More summer like pattern returns for Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances and storm potential ramps up in the afternoon hours. The heat sticks around too. Area wide we look to stay in the low 90s for highs and mid 70s for lows.

Hurricane Arthur

The 11 a.m. update from the NHC reveals that the storms maximum sustained winds have increased to 90 mph and remains a Category 1 Hurricane, the first named hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

As of Thursday morning, the storm was located about 260 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The storm will continue moving toward the north, making near landfall to the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a potential Category 2 storm. Emergency officials have issued mandatory evacuations on a barrier island there as the storm is expected to hit early Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


TX ALLIGATOR TRAPPERS-OTS-SOTVO


THREE TEXAS TEENAGERS LOOKING TO CATCH FISH NETTED MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR.

"If you were to catch an alligator, what would you do with it?"

Dispatcher: "Uh.I wouldn't catch an alligator in the first place."

THAT 9-1-1 CALL WAS THE START OF A WILD NIGHT FOR THOSE FEARLESS TEENS.

WHILE FISHING TUESDAY NIGHT -- THEY SPOTTED A GATOR.

INSTEAD OF RUNNING -- THEY PULLED IT BY ITS TAIL TO DRY LAND.

THEY WRAPPED ITS SNOUT --

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TX ALLIGATOR TRAPPERS-SOTVO


Reporter: "Were you guys scared that you were going to die or get bitten by this gator?"

"No. Not really."

"I thought it was actually pretty cool. I actually caught a gator."

THE GATOR EVENTUALLY HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED.

A STATE ALLIGATOR EXPERT SAYS GATORS AREN'T COMMON IN NORTH TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE ELIMINATES PORN ADS-trxVOTOPS


CHANGES COMING TO GOOGLE, TONIGHT.

THE SEARCH ENGINE IS BANNING PORNOGRAPHY FROM APPEARING IN ITS ONLINE ADS.

THE COMPANY SAYS -- IT WILL NO LONGER ALLOW ADS THAT CONTAIN SEXUAL IMAGERY,

THE BAN COMES A YEAR AFTER GOOGLE DECIDED TO REMOVE BLOGS FROM ITS BLOGGER NETWORK ,THAT CONTAINED ADVERTISEMENTS FOR ONLINE PORN SITES. Return to index of stories...


SUN SMART EYES-TC-VO


SUNGLASSES -- WE ALL HAVE A PAIR.

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T -- DOCTORS WARN, GET A PAIR NOW!

NOT PROTECTING OUR EYES PROPERLY, COULD LEAD TO LARGER PROBLEMS, DOWN THE ROAD.

STUDIES SHOW -- A NUMBER OF AMERICANS DON'T HAVE ALL THE FACTS WHEN IT COMES TO U-V RAYS AND OUR EYES.

TUMORS CAN DEVELOP ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR EYES --

YOU CAN GET SKIN CANCERS AND SKIN GROWTHS ON YOUR EYELIDS.

HERE'S WHAT DOCTORS ARE SAYING, TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


SUN SMART EYES-SOTVO-CG


Wear your sunglasses, a big pair of sunglasses

ABC-7 HAS YOU COVERED -- ON TIPS FOR THE RIGHT PROTECTION.

LOOK FOR 100-PERCENT U-V PROTECTION --

WEAR GLASSES EVEN IF IT'S CLOUDY --

DON'T USE CONTACT LENSES AS A SUBSTITUTE --

AND FINALLY, REMEMBER, KIDS NEED PROTECTION, TOO. Return to index of stories...


CARS AND BACK PROBLEMS-OC-VO-VIDBOX


DOCTORS NOW SAY -- YOUR CAR SEAT COULD BE HURTING YOUR BACK.

THERE'S A NUMBER OF FACTORS HERE.

YOUR BODY TYPE --

THE TYPE OF CAR SEAT --

AND THE KIND OF CAR YOU'RE DRIVING.

BUT IT CAN HAPPEN.

SO, HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO.

FIRST -- DOCTORS SAY, FIND THE RIGHT DRIVING POSITION.

RECLINED SEATS CAN CAUSE STRESS ON YOUR BACK.

WHEN STOPPING TO BUY GAS -- GET OUT, AND WALK AROUND -- STRETCH YOUR ARMS AND LEGS.

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IS COLLEGE WORTH THE COST-trxVOTOPS


IS COLLEGE WORTH THE COST?

ABC 7 CRUNCHED THE NUMBERS TODAY AND WE HAVE THE ANSWER TONIGHT.

THE AVERAGE GRAD PAYS AN ANNUAL TUITION OF 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND MANY OF THEM HAVE THE STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR 10-

20-

EVEN 30 YEARS.

WE WANTED TO KNOW --

IS THE DIPLOMA WORTH THE DEBT. Return to index of stories...


IS COLLEGE WORTH THE COST-OC-VO


ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE --

THE ANSWER IS YES!

THE AVERAGE COLLEGE GRAD CAN RECOUP THE COSTS OF COLLEGE WITH THEIR SALARY BY AGE 40.

AFTER THAT --

THE AVERAGE COLLEGE GRADUATE EARNS ABOUT 8-HUNDRED-THOUSAND MORE DOLLARS THAN THE AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE BY RETIREMENT AGE.

MAKING A COLLEGE DEGREE A WORTHY INVESTMENT OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS HAVE ALREADY STARTED THE 2014 SEASON ON THE WRONG FOOT---

PLUS-- THAT RIGHT THERE IS THE NFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR-- AND HE'S IN NAPLES SHOOTING COMMERICALS AND TRAINING---- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) DINNERTIME APP-VOTOPS-WIPE


HOW DO YOU TALK TO YOUR TEEN --

WHEN THEY'RE TOO BUSY TEXTING?

AT 11 --

SEE HOW YOU CAN USE *YOUR SMARTPHONE --

TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIRS. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) FORMULA MOM-SSTOPS


BABY FORMULA BUST.

HOW AUTHORITIES SAY THIS WOMAN MADE MILLIONS --

BUT RUNNING A BABY FOOD BUSINESS CRAIGLIST. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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DION JORDAN-VOTOPS


WE START WITH BAD NEWS FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS-- THEY HAVEN'T PLAYED A GAME YET-- BUT THEY'VE ALREADY LOST---

LAST YERS FIRST ROUND PICK-- DION JORDAN-- HAS BEEN SUSPENDED THE 1ST FOUR GAMES OF THE SEASON-- FOR VIOLATING THE NFL'S POLICY ON PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS----

JORDAN HAD JUST 2 SACKS HIS ROOKIE SEASON--- BUT CAME INTO THE OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS-- 17 POUNDS HEAVIER---

JORDAN --- RELEASED A STATEMENT TODAY-- APOLOGIZING TO HIS TEAMMATES-- AND ACCEPTED FULL RESPONSIBILITY Return to index of stories...


NFL ELITE IGNITION NAPLES-POPMON


THE NFL. FOR MOST PLAYERS. THAT STAND FOR. NOT FOR LONG. THE AVERAGE SHELF LIFE OF AN NFL PLAYER. JUST 3 YEARS. WHICH MEANS-- YOU BETTER MAKE THE MOST OF YOU'RE TIME WHILE YOU'RE IN THE LEAGUE---- Return to index of stories...


NFL ELITE IGNITION NAPLES-VOTOPS


A HANDFUL OF N-F-L PLAYERS ARE DOING JUST THAT---- SPENDING THE WEEK IN NAPLES. GETTING READY FOR TRAINING CAMP.

THEY WERE ON THE FIELD THIS MORNING AT NORTH COLLIER REGIONAL PARK. TAKING PART IN THE ELITE IGNITION SPORTS TRAINING PROGRAM.

LAST YEAR'S N-F-L DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. LUKE. SAYS NAPLES IS THE PERFECT SPOT TO TRAIN--- AND IT'S THE PERFECT TIME OF YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NFL ELITE IGNITION NAPLES-SOTVO


NIKE REPS WERE IN NAPLES WEDNESDAY TO SHOOT AND HIS TRAINING ROUTINE---

---- HE'LL BE PART OF A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE NIKE PRODUCTS. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-VOTOPS


THE WORLD CUP MAY BE OVER FOR THE UNITED STATES-- BUT IT IS NOT OVER---

ON FRIDAY -- THERE ARE 2 MONSTER MATCH UPS IN THE ROUND OF 8---

FRANCE AND GERMANY WILL PLAY AT NOON--- FOLLOWED BY THE HOST COUNTRY BRAZIL--- TAKING ON COLUMBIA---- Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-SOTTOPS


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WIMBLEDON-POPMON


WOMEN ONLY TODAY AT WIMBLEDON. AND IN HONOR OF THE LADIES. HERE'S A LITTLE FUN FACT. NO MARRIED WOMAN HAS WON A WIMBLEDON TITLE SINCE CHRIS EVERETT LLYOD DID IT BACK IN 1981. MAYBE THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT SINGLES TENNIS. Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS


LET'S GOT TO WIMBLEDON-- WE HAVE REACHED THE SEMI-FINALS

EUGENIE BOUCHARD--- IS MOVING ON TO THE FINALS-- WITH A STRAIGHT SETS WIN OVER SIMONA HALEP----

BOUCHARD-- LOST IN THE SEMI-FINALS AT BOTH THE AUSTRALIAN AND FRENCH OPEN-- BUT BREAKS ON THROUGH TODAY---

BOUCHARD WILL FACE -- PETRA KVITOVA---

KVITOVA WILL --- TOOK DOWN--- FELLOW COUNTRYMAN-- LUCIE SA-FA-RO-VA----

THE FINALS WILL BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY Return to index of stories...


GREENBRIER


TO THE GRASS AT THE GREENBRIER CLASSIC---

PATRICK REED--- BIRDIE PUTT ON 2--- THAT IS GOOD--- REED JUST ONE SHOT BACK AT 5 UNDER PAR---

LAST YEAR'S CHAMP-- JONAS BLIX-- PLAYING LIKE HE WANS TOT WIN AGAIN-- ALMOST JARS THIS FROM THE RUFF---

HE LEADS BY ONE STROKE AT 6 UNDER PAR---- Return to index of stories...


RYDER CUP-VOTOPS


GOLF LEGEND TOM WATSON --- IS THE CAPTAIN OF THIS YEARS --- RYDER CUP TEAM--- WHICH COMES YOUR WAY FROM SCOTLAND AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER---

9 PLAYERS AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR THE TEAM -- THROUGH POINTS STANDINGS ON THE PGA TOUR---

-- BUT WATSON --- GETS TO PICK 3 ADDITIONAL PLAYERS -- HIMSELF---

--- WHICH MEANS WATSON HAS A DECISION TO MAKE WHEN IT COMES TO TIGER WOODS-- WHO JUST PLAYED HIS FIRST TOURNAMENT IN MONTHS-- FOLLOWING BACK SURGERY Return to index of stories...


RYDER CUP-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


NBA FREE AGENCY-VOTOPS


NBA FREE AGENCY IS STARTING TO HEAT UP----

THE MIAMI HEAT ---- WERE HOPING TO LAND TORONTO POINT GUARD KYLE LOWERY-- IN HOPES OF ENTICING THE BIG 3 TO STAY IN MIAMI---

HOWEVER ESPN IS REPORTING THAT LOWERY -- IS GOING TO STAY IN TORONTO-- AND SIGN WITH THE RAPTORS---

--- MEANWHILE-- CARMELO ANTHONY-- CONTINUES-- HIS NATIONAL TOUR-- TODAY HE WAS IN LOS ANGELES-- LISTENING TO THE LAKERS SALES PITCH---

-- HE IS ALSO MEETING WITH THE NEW YORK KNICKS-- WHO ARE SAID TO BE THE FRONT RUNNERS AT THIS POINT Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


BEER HERE-----

CHECK OUT THIS BEER VENDER-- IN DETROIT--- CATCHES THE FOUL BALL IN HIS COOLER----

NO BUD LIGHTS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS HIGHLIGHT--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...