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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 NEW AIRPORT SECURITY-VO-WIPE
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ4 GHOST ORCHID-VOTOPS-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 HOLIDAY TRAVEL-VOTOPS
HL1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) MELISSA SMITH HEARING-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL3) FLATFORMS-VOTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
Confirmed per FHP Trooper: - one car accident - TS1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-BNC
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS2) MELISSA SMITH-SSTOPS
ABC7 TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP, 3 SHOT TS3) GAS SKIMMING-BNC, cg
ABC7 TRACKING ARTHUR-WX WALL BREAKING-CLIP
GMA: HURRICANE ARTHUR-POP ALEX: BAD AX-ONCAM, BOXEC
GMA: HURRICANE ARTHUR-PKG ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP ALEX: BAD AX-VO
MAYBE: CHRISTY: MELISSA SMITH-VO, SS ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1
MAYBE: CHRISTY: MELISSA SMITH-VO DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP
BREAKING-CLIP NEW AIRPORT SECURITY MEASURES-POP
ALEX: BAD AX-2 SHOT, BOXES NEW AIRPORT SECURITY MEASURES-PKG 2.05
ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1 DRUG ABUSE IN FLORIDA-OTS, VO
ALEX: BAD AX-VO OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-OTS, BNR
ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1 BONITA BEACH RENOURISHMENT-ONCAM, VO
MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-ONCAM, VO BONITA BEACH RENOURISHMENT-SOTVO
MESAC DAMAS LATEST-ONCAM, VO, TAG GHOST ORCHIDS-ONCAM VO
PUPPIES SAVED FROM UHAUL UPDATE-ONCAM, SOTVO, BNR GHOST ORCHIDS-SOTVO
PUPPIES SAVED FROM UHAUL UPDATE-SOTVO NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
CAPE DOG DRAGGED DIES-TRX, VOTOPS HOLIDAY TRAVEL NUMBERS-TC MON, SS
GAS SKIMMERS-OTS HOLIDAY TRAVEL GAS PRICES-BNC
BEEF O BRADY'S BREAKIN-ONCAM, VO CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRX, CGTOPS
CAPE SIX TEENS ARRESTED-ONCAM, VO, SS NFL PLAYERS TRAIN IN COLLIER-OTS, CG
GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-ONCAM, NATSVO CHUCK HAGEL CALLS TIM HOWARD-ONCAM, VO
GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-SOTVO THE LATET ON ROB FORD-ONCAM, VO
BONITA BEACH RD PROJECT-VO-WIPE THE LATET ON ROB FORD-SOTVO
BONITA BEACH RD PROJECT-SOTVO TARGET ON GUNS-OTS
CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-ONCAM, SOTVO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 PHONE CASES-VO-WIPE
TZ1 HOT CAR DEATHS-VOTOPS TZ5 TIM HOWARD-VOTOPS
TZ1 SLEEPING WITH BABIES-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP GMA: PHONE CASES-2-SHOT
HEALTH MINUTE: HOT CAR DEATHS-VO IN POP GMA: PHONE CASES-PKG
HEALTH MINUTE: HOT CAR DEATHS-PKG1.05 GMA: PHONE CASES-OC
HOT CAR ALARM-TRX, NATSVO ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
CO SLEEPING WITH BABY-ONCAM, VO, CG CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
CO SLEEPING WITH BABY-SOT, CG FORECAST-WX WALL
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT GMA: LOVING MR. TIM HOWARD!-2 SHOT
TZ FLAT FORMS-VO GMA: LOVING MR. TIM HOWARD!-PKG
TOWRCAM WITH NATS-NATSVO LIGHTS OUT DURING NEWSCAST-TRX, NATSVO
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP RUNAWAY DOG ON RUNWAY-ONCAM, VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST WATER SPOUT NEAR FL KEYS-WIPE, VOTOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE SIX-2 SHOT, VO
NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP TZ6 PRESLEY'S PLANES-VO
GMA: FLATFORMS-VOTOPS, EANIBOX TZ LINDSAY LOHAN-VO
GMA: FLATFORMS-PKG FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT FIREWORKS SCROLL
TZ3 NEW HEADPINZ-VOTOPS PRESELY'S PLANES-TOWERCAM, TRX, VOTOPS
FIREWORKS SCROLL ARIANA GRANDE MTV AWARDS-ONCAM, VO
NEW HEADPINZ TO OPEN-ONCAM, VO ESSENCE FESTIVAL-ONCAM, VO
NAPLES BEST BURGER-ONCAM, SS(3) LOHAN LAWSUIT-WIPE, VOTOPS
OVERALL BEST BURGER-TRX, VOTOPS LOVE HEWITT ON CBS-TRX, VOTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
STONE CRAB GAME AND FIREWORKS-OTS, SS mirormar ax-vo
FREE ADMISSION TO CONSERVANCY-SSTOPS TS1) TRACKING ARTHUR-VOTOPS
15TH ANNUAL INDPENDENCE CELEBRATION-SSTOPS TS2) MELISSA SMITH-VOTOPS
TRAFFIC CLIP-CLIP TS3) GAS SKIMMING-CGTOPS
CAPE 4TH TRAFFIC-ONCAM, VIDBOX TS4) 15TH INDEPENCE CELEBRATION-SSTOPS
4TH OF JULY WEBSITE PUSH-2 SHOT, BNR CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE NINE.

TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR HAS NOW BEEN UPGRADED TO A HURRICANE.

THIS MORNING WE LOOK AT WHERE'S IT'S HEADED AND HOW THE EAST COAST IS PREPARING.

AND ABC-7 IS IN THE COURT ROOM THIS MORNING.

AS A DAYCARE CENTER OWNER STEPS BEFORE A JUDGE FOR THE DEATH OF A 2 YEAR OLD BOY.

PLUS IS THIS SUMMER HOTTEST FOOTWEAR GOOD FOR YOUR FEET.

WHY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY IT COULD BE DANGEROUS Return to index of stories...


HL1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-VO-WIPE


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HL2) MELISSA SMITH HEARING-VO-WIPE


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HL3) FLATFORMS-VOTOPS


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Confirmed per FHP Trooper: - one car accident -


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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ABC7 TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP, 3 SHOT


IT'S OUR BIG STORY THIS MORNING.

HURRICANE ARTHUR.

THE FIRST NAMED HURRICANE THIS SEASON.

THE STORM ISN'T EXPECTED TO MAKE A DIRECTLANDFALL BUT COULD GIVE COASTAL AREAS A GLANCING BLOW THIS JULY FOURTH WEEKEND.

RIGHT NOW WE SEND THINGS TO METEOROLOGIST ALLYSON RAYE.

WHO HAS BEEN TRACKING THIS STORM FROM THE START. Return to index of stories...


ABC7 TRACKING ARTHUR-WX WALL


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GMA: HURRICANE ARTHUR-POP


THANK YOU ALLYSON.

THE STORM HAS PASSED FLORIDA.

NOW CAUSING DANGEROUS CONDITIONS NEAR THE COAST OF THE CAROLINAS

SOME THREATS ARE VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE LIKE RIP TIDES.

THIS STORM COULDN'T COME AT A WORST TIME AS THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND KICKS OFF TODAY.

NOW CANCELING MAJOR EVENTS ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD

ABC'S MATT GUTMAN IS JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA WITH THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


GMA: HURRICANE ARTHUR-PKG


SCRIPT:

NATS WAVES CRASHING

THIS MORNING -- WITH WATERS CHURNING OFFSHORE -- RED FLAGS FLYING UP ALONG

500 MILES OF ROILING COASTLINE FROM FLORIDA TO NORTH CAROLINA - WHICH

DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY WEDNESDAY

CARS STOCKING UP ON GASAND LINED UP AT THE FERRY READY TO LEAVE AFTER A

MANDATORY EVACUATION WAS ISSUED FOR NORTH CAROLINA'S HATTERAS ISLAND

AND FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CANCELED ALONG THE OUTER BANKS BOSTON - WHICH

IS EXPECTED TO BE DRENCHED BY ARTHUR ON FRIDAY-- MOVING IT'S INDEPENDENCE

DAY FESTIVITIES TO TODAY INSTEAD

Nats drilling

IN KURE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA-CREWS ARE BUSY TRYING TO STORM PROOF WINDOWS

BULLDOZERS ALREADY LINING HIGHWAY 12.READY TO HANDLE THE POSSIBLE DAMAGE

OFFICIALS BEGGING LOCALS TO PLAY IT SAFE:

AROUND 22:11:00 Lt. Lane Munroe, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina "it's

easy to replace a boat if it gets damaged during the storm, but we can't

replace people"

STILL, WITH ARTHUR BARRELING AHEAD, FOLKS DIVING INTO THE SURF AND INTO

TROUBLE IN FLORIDA WEDNESDAY.

MG: iphone vid: we're with Volusia county rescue Tami Maris: whatdaya got?

One in a rip? one in rip? Mg: they found someone who just got caught in a

ripcurrent.

THAT PERSON WAS FINE BUT A HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR FOUR STATES: FLORIDA,

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DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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MAYBE: CHRISTY: MELISSA SMITH-VO, SS


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MAYBE: CHRISTY: MELISSA SMITH-VO


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BREAKING-CLIP


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ALEX: BAD AX-2 SHOT, BOXES


ABC-7 IS FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS AT THIS HOUR.

WE AREON THE SCENE OF A SERIOUS CRASH ON BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY.CAUSING MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS THIS MORNING.

WE ARE BEING TOLDA A MAN WAS EJECTED FROM HIS VEHICLE.

ABC-7'S ALEX DEARMAS IS LIVE ON SCENE AND BRINGS US THE LATEST.

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ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1


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ALEX: BAD AX-VO


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ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1


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MELISSA SMITH SENTENCING-ONCAM, VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW.

A FORMER LEHIGH ACRES DAYCARE OWNER IS IN COURT RIGHT NOW.

TO BE SENTENCED FOR THE DEATH OF A TWO YEAR OLD BOY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

MELISSA SMITH WAS FOUND GUILTY OF CHILD NEGLECT AFTER 2-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD DROWN IN HER CARE.

SMITH LEFT HIM ALONE WITH OTHER CHILDREN IN A KIDDIE POOL.

SHE OWNED A DAYCARE AT THE TIME.

SMITH FACES 5 YEARS IN PRISON.

WE HAVE A CREW INSIDE THE COURTROOM RIGHT NOW.

STAY WITH ABC-7 FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


MESAC DAMAS LATEST-ONCAM, VO, TAG


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS ENTIRE FAMILY REFUSES TO ANSWER TO HIS LEGAL NAME.

MESAC DAMAS INSISTS HE BE CALLED: C-O-G. IT STANDS FOR CHILD OF GOD.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM A HEARING LAST MONTH.

HIS STATE OF MIND HAS BEEN QUESTIONED WHILE WAITING FOR TRIAL.

COLLIER COUNTY JAIL WORKERS SAY DAMAS REFUSED TO SHOWER FOR MOST OF JUNE.

THE SMELL WAS SO FOUL, OTHER INMATES BECAME SICK.

ANOTHER COMPETENCY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST FIRST. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES SAVED FROM UHAUL UPDATE-ONCAM, SOTVO, BNR


TWO FORT MYERS OFFICERS WHO SAVED SEVEN TINY PUPPIES THAT WERE LEFT IN A HOT TRUCK --

ARE TALKING ABOUT THEIR HEROISM.

BUT THEY SAY --

THEY WERE JUST DOING THEIR JOBS.

Ofc. Kelsey Evenson -- FMPD

22:32:16 "You could feel the heat coming off of them without even touching them 22:32:19

POLICE SAY A MAN LEFT THE SEVEN PUPPIES, PLUS THEIR MOTHER, INSIDE A SCORCHING HOT U-HAUL TRUCK.

SOMEONE SPOTTED THE DOGS TRAPPED AND BAKING --

THEN CALLED 9-1-1.

THAT'S WHEN OFFICERS KELSEY EVENSON AND NICHOLAS TOMA GOT TO THE VILLA CAPRI APARTMENT COMPLEX.

LUCKILY THE TRUCK'S DOOR WAS UNLOCKED. Return to index of stories...


PUPPIES SAVED FROM UHAUL UPDATE-SOTVO


Ofc. Nicholas Toma -- FMPD

22:32:36 "There was two of them that were just real, real light breathing. They looked like they were kind of on their way out. 22:32:40

THE OFFICERS POURED BOTTLES OF WATER ON THE DOGS --

DESPERATE TO COOL THEM OFF.

THEN FIRE FIGHTERS STRAPPED SMALL OXYGEN MASKS TO THE PUPPIES, LITERALLY BREATHING LIFE INTO THEM.

THE PUPS SURVIVED.

THEIR OWNER WAS ARRESTED.

WE TRIED TO CONTACT HIM TO SEE WHAT HE HAD TO SAY --

BUT HAVEN'T HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOG DRAGGED DIES-TRX, VOTOPS


WE'RE ALSO LEARNING CONTROL OFFICERS HAD TO EUTHANIZE A DOG DRAGGED DOWN A CAPE CORAL STREET BEHIND A PICK UP TRUCK.

THE TERRIER WAS RECOVERING AT THE SHELTER --

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS SHE WAS AGGRESSIVE AND COULDN'T BE ADOPTED.

WITNESSES SAY THE DOG WAS TIED TO THE BED OF A PICKUP TRUCK WHEN IT FELL OUT.

THE DRIVER KEPT GOING FOR SEVERAL BLOCKS BEFORE STOPPING -- CUTTING THE LEASH AND LEAVING THE DOG TO DIE.

SO FAR -- NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO TRACK DOWN THAT DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


GAS SKIMMERS-OTS


AN ABC7 CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING ---

ANOTHER REASON TO PAY EXTRA ATTENTION THE NEXT TIME YOU PAY AT THE PUMP.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS FOUND ANOTHER CREDIT CARD SKIMMER ATTACHED TO A GAS PUMP.

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

THEY ARE NOT RELEASSING THE NAME OF THE GAS STATION WHERE THE SKIMMER WAS FOUND, BUT ARE URGING EVERYONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR ACCOUNTS.

THIS IS THE FOURTH SKIMMING DEVICE THE OFFICE HAS FOUND IN RECENT WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


BEEF O BRADY'S BREAKIN-ONCAM, VO


ABC7 IS TRACKING A CRIME ALERT IN LEE COUNTY THIS MORNING --

DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR TWO TEENS WHO BROKE INTO BEEF O'BRADY'S ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

THEY CUT THE CORDS TO TWO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS--

BUT FORGOT TO GET RID OF ONE AND THAT CAMERA CAUGHT THEM.

YOU CAN SEE THEM RIGHT HERE.

ONE TEEN LOOKS DIRECTLY INTO THE LENS --

THE CAMERA ALSO CAUGHT A CLEAR SHOT OF THE OTHER'S TATTOO ON HIS RIGHT ARM.

THE MANAGER IS OFFERING A FREE BASKET OF WINGS TO HELP CATCH THEM.

THE TEENS STOLE LIQUOR AND CAUSED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIX TEENS ARRESTED-ONCAM, VO, SS


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING SIX TEENAGE BOYS ARE CHARGED WITH VANDALISM AFTER OFFICERS SAY THEY DESTROYED PARTS OF IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

ONCE THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES WERE RELEASED IN JUNE --

CRIMESTOPPERS SAYS THE CALLS STARTED COMING IN.

DEPUTIES SAY THE TEENS BROKE INTO SCHOOL PROPERTY --

STOLE GOLF CARTS -- AND USED THEM TO DAMAGE THE SCHOOL'S FOOTBALL FIELD.

STUDENTS AT IDA BAKER SAY THEY KNOW THE TEENS WERE INVOLVED.

THESE SIX WERE ALL ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND GRAND THEFT.

THOSE ARE FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-ONCAM, NATSVO


AN ABC7 UPDATE THIS MORNING --

FLORIDA'S FUTURE STANCE ON GAY MARRIAGE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF A MIAMI JUDGE.

"rallying"

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FOR AND AGAINST SAME SEX MARRIAGE --

RALLIED OUTSIDE THE DADE COUNTY COURTHOUSE WEDNESDAY AFTER A HEARING --

SIX GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES BROUGHT THIS LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE --

SAYING FLORIDA'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

BOTH SIDES MADE THEIR ARGUMENTS --

AND A JUDGE SAYS HE'LL THINK IT OVER AND DECIDE. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE HEARING-SOTVO


Jorge Diaz and Don Johnston, Plaintiffs

"Knowing that we're protected under the laws of the state of Florida, you can't imagine what it feels like not to be protected that way.

John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Action

"This is not about gay rights. It's really about what is marriage. Marriage is always going to be between men and women."

THE ARGUMENT FROM BOTH SIDES THERE.

AS FOR THE TIMELINE --

WE'RE EXPECTING A DECISION FROM THE JUDGE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

COUNT ON ABC7 TO BRING IT TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH RD PROJECT-VO-WIPE


BONITA SPRINGS CITY LEADERS WANT TO HIT THE BRAKES ON A MILLION-DOLLAR TRAFFIC STUDY.

IT'S AN 18-MONTH -- IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE INTERSECTION OF BONITA SPRINGS ROAD AND U-S 41.

MOST PEOPLE AGREE TRAFFIC AT THE INTERSECTION IS A PROBLEM -

SOME RESIDENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ONE SPECIFIC SOLUTION.

THEY WORRY THE STUDY WILL LEAD TO A FLYOVER.

THEY CALL THAT A DEATH SENTENCE TO BUSINESSES. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH RD PROJECT-SOTVO


There's no impulse anymore, you have to literally plan to do a u-turn to go around to go under a bridge and everything else to get to a business

BONITA SPRINGS CITY LEADERS VOTED TO END THE STUDY.

IT'S NOT UP TO THEM, THOUGH.

LEE COUNTY'S PLANNING AGENCY HAS THE FINAL SAY.

THEY DON'T MEET UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON IN BONITA-ONCAM, SOTVO


NEWLY ELECTED REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN CURT CLAWSON ATTENDED LAST NIGHT'S BONITA SPRINGS COUNCIL MEETING ---

CLAWSON SAYS HE'S A BONITA RESIDENT AND WANTS TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE ISSUES -

WE ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS TIME IN CONGRESS SO FAR.

4:28

I'm drawing on the experience and expertise of other congress folk there men and women:33 so I think we need a blend of both:37 I think having a business executive outsider is great we also need folks that have been there a while to teach newbies like me and get a good Balance there and I think we're doing I think we're off to a good start:48

CONGRESSMAN CLAWSON ALSO USED THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK PEOPLE WHO HELPED HIM WIN.

HE PLANS TO RUN AGAIN IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IT'S MAKING NATIONAL HEADLINES --

CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND IN HOT CARS AND DYING.

SO, PARENTS AND BABYSITTERS, LISTEN UP --

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- WE'LL RUNDOWN SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU PREVENT THESE DEVASTATING INCIDENTS.

PLUS, ABC7 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT ANOTHER CAUSE OF CHILD DEATHS --

CO-SLEEPING.

WHAT EXPERTS SAY YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 HOT CAR DEATHS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 SLEEPING WITH BABIES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP


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HEALTH MINUTE: HOT CAR DEATHS-VO IN POP


A REAL ISSUE IS SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION.

CHILDREN LEFT, TRAPPED IN HOT CARS.

WE'VE SEEN MANY REPORTS OF INFANTS LEFT IN VEHICLES FOR HOURS IN UNTHINKABLE TEMPERATURES.

THIS MORNING WE ARE BREAKING DOWN SOME WAYS TO PREVENT THESE TYPE OF TRAGEDIES.

HOLLY FIRFER BRINGS US MORE IN TODAY'S HEALTH MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MINUTE: HOT CAR DEATHS-PKG1.05


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

THIS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CARRIES A MESSAGE WITH THE POWER TO SAVE LIVES. SIMPLY PUT,

Never leave your child alone in the car even for a minute, whether they're in a car seat or not

THE TEMPERATURE INSIDE THAT CAR CAN RISE TWENTY DEGREES IN A MERE TEN MINUTES. AND THAT CAN BE DEVASTATING TO A CHILD.

An infant doesn't tolerate heat as well as, as an adult and so their cells can be injured

INJURIES CAN BE SERIOUS, EVEN DEADLY. IN FACT, THE ORGANIZATION KIDS-AND-CARS-DOT-ORG SAYS THAT, ON AVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS, THERE HAVE BEEN THIRTY-EIGHT SUCH FATALITIES ANNUALLY IN THE U.S. ALONE.

EXPERTS AGREE THESE TRAGEDIES ARE PREVENTABLE, AND OFFER THESE TIPS TO ALL PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS.

A good reminder- visual reminder- might be to take that child's stuffed animal and have it in the front seat next to you

You may want to bring your purse or laptop computer and put it next to baby's carseat.

WHATEVER YOU DO, NEVER LEAVE A CHILD.

Not even to run into the store, to run back into the house, you never know what's going to happen.

FOR TODAY'S HEALTH MINUTE, I'M HOLLY FIRFER. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR ALARM-TRX, NATSVO


beep, beep, beep, loud horn blowing

AN ARIZONA MAN THINKS THIS INVENTION COULD SAVE CHILDREN --

STRANDED IN SCORCHING HOT CARS.

THE AVISO CHILD-IN-CAR ALERT WIRES THE CHILD'S CAR SEAT INTO THE VEHICLE'S TECHNOLOGY.

IT SENSES THERE'S A PERSON INSIDE.

AND THEN WHEN THE CAR IS TURNED OFF--

A BEEPING SOUND REMINDS THE DRIVER.

AFTER NINE MINUTES --

IF IT STILL SENSES SOMEONE'S INSIDE --

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CO SLEEPING WITH BABY-ONCAM, VO, CG


CO-SLEEPING.

IT'S THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR FLORIDA CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN FOUR.

THIS MORNING CHILD ADVOCATES NATIONWIDE ARE TRYING TO WARN PARENTS OF THE DANGERS.

DOCTORS SAY MANY PARENTS FEEL THE NEED TO PUT THEIR BABIES IN BED WITH THEM TO FORM A BOND BUT THAT'S WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN.

EXPERTS SUGGEST PARENTS FOLLOW THE ABC'S OF SLEEPING FOR BABIES.

ALONE. ON THEIR BACKS AND IN A CRIB.

AGAIN -- THEY SAY CO-SLEEPING DOES NOT CREATE A BOND. YOU CAN ROLL OVER AND SMOTHER THE INFANT. OR IT COULD BE KILLED BY OTHER THINGS IN YOUR BED. Return to index of stories...


CO SLEEPING WITH BABY-SOT, CG


Allison Coleman/ Parenting Coach - "There will always be parents who are bonded to their baby in a way that they want their baby there with them. They need to say if you feel drawn to sleeping with your baby, which is not for every family, this is how to do it safely."

EXPERTS SUGGEST PARENTS FOLLOW THE ABC'S OF SLEEPING FOR BABIES.

ALONE. ON THEIR BACKS AND IN A CRIB.

AGAIN -- THEY SAY CO-SLEEPING DOES NOT CREATE A BOND. YOU CAN ROLL OVER AND SMOTHER THE INFANT. OR IT COULD BE KILLED BY OTHER THINGS IN YOUR BED.

THEY SAY PUT YOUR BABY IN A PORTABLE CRIB WITHOUT PILLOWS, COMFORTERS OR STUFFED ANIMALS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


FLATFORMS!

A MIX BETWEEN A FLAT AND A PLATFORM AND IT'S ONE OF THIS SEASON MOST POULAR SHOES!

THIS MORNING WHY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY YOU MAY WANT TO KEEP THESE OFF YOUR FEET! Return to index of stories...


TZ FLAT FORMS-VO


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TOWRCAM WITH NATS-NATSVO


I got a feelin' when the sun comes up

I'm gonna wish I had a storm warnin'

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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. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP


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GMA: FLATFORMS-VOTOPS, EANIBOX


LADIES YOU MAY WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS!

IT'S THE SUMMER'S HOTTEST TREND IN FOOTWEAR

FLAT-FORM SHOES.

THEY OFFER HEIGHT. WITHOUT A HIGH HEEL.

BUT WHILE THEY MAY FEEL LIKE THE MOST COMFORTABLE OPTION FOR THE FASHION-CONSCIOUS.

THEY MIGHT ALSO BE THE MOST DANGEROUS.

ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS BRINGS US MORE.

AND IS THIS SUMMER HOTTEST FOOTWEAR GOOD FOR YOUR FEET.

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GMA: FLATFORMS-PKG


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It is the hot shoe of the summer.half platform. half flat. It's called

the flatform.and Miley Cyrus, willow smith and katy bosworth have all been

spotted sporting this latest trend.

the problem? some podiatrists say the flatform fashion trend is flat out

dangerous.

01;01;16;01Sot doc "So many patients come complaining of ankle problems,

ankle pain, heel pain, Achilles pain."

You might call this particular foot specialist well.a heel when it comes

to saying anything flattering about the flatform.

Doctor Positano says the elevation combined with inflexibility dont allow

the foot to move in a natural way.

01;01;22;01 Doc sot "the normal foot should make contact with the ground

and be able to adapt unto the terrain of the ground when the person is

moving and walking

He says this kind of footwear not only prohibits the foot from absorbing

shock in the right way but can also lead to instability.

01;01;53;16 Sot "often we will see a person develop what we would call a

lateral or an outside ankle injury where they actually will rip or tear a

ligament and even sometimes fracture a bone."

And as Carrie so infamously learned in this sex and the city epsiode.

Nats carrie falling on catwalk

What good is a fashionable if you can barely walk in it?

One vogue writer recently admitted to falling for the trend quite literally,

saying that she ended up tearing a ligament while wearing what some

describe as serious occupational hazards.

Standup--some advice I got was to put the bulk of the weight on my heel to

keep the ankle from collapsing inward, but how are you supposed to do that

while you walk?

01;02;07;09 Doc sot "if the person has an unstable gate to begin with,

if they have a very high arch if they have a very flat arch they are more

prone to developing these musculoskeletal problems."

A word of caution this morning for the fashion conscious to watch their step

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TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


LINDSAY DAVIS REPORTING.

UP NEXT ON THE NEWS AT NINE.

IT MAY ONLY BE THURSDAY. BUT THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS IN FULL GEAR!

THIS MORNING WE HAVE A FULL LIST OF THINGS HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT YOU AND AND YOUR FAMILY CAN ENJOY THIS JULY FOURTH WEEKEND.

IT'S A COMBINATION OF A RESTAURANT, ARCADE AND BOWLING ALLEY..

ALL IN ONE PLACE AND IT'S COMING TO FORT MYERS!

DETAILS NEXT! Return to index of stories...


TZ3 NEW HEADPINZ-VOTOPS


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FIREWORKS SCROLL


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NEW HEADPINZ TO OPEN-ONCAM, VO


A NEW GAME CENTER IS COMING TO TOWN.

HOW ABOUT BOWLING, VIDEO GAMES AND ALL THE FAMILY FUN ROLLED INTO ONE.

HEADPINZ BROKE GROUND NEAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

RIGHT NOW THERE'S ALREADY ONE IN THE CAPE.

THE OWNER SAYS LEE COUNTY'S LOWER IMPACT FEES WERE A BIG REASON WHY HE DECIDED TO BUILD HERE.

THAT FEE IS COLLECTED DURING NEW CONSTRUCTION --

THEN USED TO PAY FOR NEW SCHOOLS, ROADS AND FIRE STATIONS.

BUT COMMISSIONERS HAVE LOWERED THOSE FEES THROUGH SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.

THAT'S WHEN HEADPINZ WILL OPEN. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BEST BURGER-ONCAM, SS(3)


ONE OF THE BEST BURGERS IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY --

IS ACTUALLY RIGHT NEAR YOU.

TRIP ADVISOR ANNOUNCED THE TOP TEN BURGER JOINTS IN THE WHOLE U-S.

NUMBER SIX --

BROOK'S GOURMET BURGERS AND DOGS IN NAPLES!

YOU'LL FIND IT ON 9TH STREET SOUTH.

THE RESTAURANT FEATURES ABOUT A DOZEN DIFFERENT BURGERS --

AND EVEN ONE SERVED BETWEEN TWO DONUTS. Return to index of stories...


OVERALL BEST BURGER-TRX, VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE WONDERING WHERE *THE* BEST BURGER IN THE COUNTRY IS.

IT'S HERE.

THE BLACK HILLS BURGER AND BUN COMPANY IN CUSTER, SOUTH DAKOTA.

THE OWNERS THERE SAY WHAT SETS THEM APART -- IS THEY MAKE EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH --

AND USE ONLY THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING CLIP-CLIP


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STONE CRAB GAME AND FIREWORKS-OTS, SS


FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND HAS ALREADY BEGUN FOR SOME.

THIS MORNING ON ABC-7 WE ARE GIVING A LIST OF THINGS FOR YOU AND THE FAMILY TO DO TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WHAT'S MORE AMERICAN THAN BASEBALL, FIREWORKS AND STONE CRABS?

THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS TAKE TO THE FIELD TONIGHT AT 6:30 AGAINST THE ST. LUCIE METS AND ARE OFFERING SPECIAL PACKAGES FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY.

AFTER THE GAME THERE WILL BE A PATRIOTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Return to index of stories...


FREE ADMISSION TO CONSERVANCY-SSTOPS


AND SOME FREEBIES FOR CURRENT AND RETIRED MILITARY.

STARTING TODAY, AND THROUGHOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, YOU GET IN FREE AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S LOCATED IN NAPLES RIGHT NEXT TO THE ZOO.

YOU CAN ENJOY THE 21-ACRE NATURE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAKING, HIKING, AND IT'S ALSO A SITE ON THE GREAT FLORIDA BIRDING TRAIL. Return to index of stories...


15TH ANNUAL INDPENDENCE CELEBRATION-SSTOPS


THE 15TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION BEGINS TODAY AT THREE-THIRTY. AT MIROMAR OUTLETS IN ESTERO.

YOU CAN ENJOY A SIDEWALK SALE, LIVE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AND CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES FOLLOWED BY A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS.

THE SHOW START AT DUSK. WITH ALL THE ACTIVITIES LEADING UP.

BRING YOU LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS.

BUT LEAVE YOUR COOLERS AND PERSONAL FIREWORKS AT HOME.

ADDITIONAL PARKING IS AT GERMAIN ARENA AND MIROMAR DESIGN CENTER. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC CLIP-CLIP


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CAPE 4TH TRAFFIC-ONCAM, VIDBOX


A HEADS UP.TRAFFIC IN CAPE CORAL WILL BE IMPACTED ON THE FOURTH TOMORROW.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE WILL SHUT DOWN AT 6 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 3 O'CLOCK SATURDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


4TH OF JULY WEBSITE PUSH-2 SHOT, BNR


THERE ARE A TON OF FESTIVITIES HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY.

WE PUT TOGETHER A COMPLETE LIST FOR YOU.

JUST HEAD OVER TO OURWEBSITE.

ABC DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR ON THE NEWS AT 9.

NEW AIRPORT CONCERNS AS YOU TRAVEL THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

THE GOVERNMENT IS BEEFING UP SECURITY.

THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING THE MOVE COULD BE LINKED TO TERRORISTS IN SYRIA.

AND DID YOU KNOW. MANY ARE COMING FAR AND WIDE TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALL TO SEE A FLOWER.

AND ABC-7 IS GETTING YOU READY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY.

THIS MORNING WE ARE TRACKING YOUR GAS PRICES AND WAYS TO KEEP YOU SAFE AS YOU HEAD OUT ON THE ROADS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 NEW AIRPORT SECURITY-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 GHOST ORCHID-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 HOLIDAY TRAVEL-VOTOPS


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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.

THE DOW IS MOVING CLOSER TO THE 17-THOUSAND MARK.

IT GAINED 20 POINTS ON WEDNESDAY, TO A NEW RECORD-HIGH OF 16-976.

FUTURES POINT TO EXTENDED GAINS THIS MORNING.

A JOBS REPORT IS COMING OUT TODAY. IT'S EXPECTED TO SHOW CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT GROWTH.

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO RELEASE THE NEW JOB NUMBERS.

ECONOMISTRS EXPECT THE JOBLESS RATE TO STAY AT SIX-POINT-THREE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-BNC


ABC-7 IS TAKING A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR.

ARTHUR IS NOW A HURRICANE.

IT UPGRADED JUST BEFORE 5:00 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR A WIDE AREA OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST.

NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS, A POPULAR GETAWAY SPOT OF THIN BARRIER ISLANDS ALONG THE SHORE, COULD BE HIT THE HARDEST. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MELISSA SMITH-SSTOPS


NEW INFORMATION COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM.

A LEE COUNTY BABYSITTER, CONVICTED IN THE DEATH OF TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 8 MONTH IN JAIL AND 5 YEARS PROBATION.

MELISSA SMITH OF LEHIGH ACRES WAS FOUND GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE FOR LEAVING HIM AND THREE OTHER CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN A KIDDIE POOL.

THE BOY DROWNED.

Judge sentenced Smith to 8 months in county jail and 5 years probation.

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TS3) GAS SKIMMING-BNC, cg


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT FOUND ANOTHER CREDIT CARD SKIMMER ATTACHED TO A GAS PUMP.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE.

SOME TIPS. SO YOU'RE NOT A VICTIM ---

LOOK AT OTHER NEARBY GAS PUMPS TO SEE IF THEY MATCH THE ONE YOU'RE USING.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. IF IN DOUBT, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AVOID USING YOUR PIN NUMBER AT THE GAS PUMP. CHOOSE CREDIT INSTEAD.

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BREAKING-CLIP


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ALEX: BAD AX-ONCAM, BOXEC


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WE AREON THE SCENE OF A SERIOUS CRASH ON BEN HILL GRIFFIN PARKWAY.

NEAR MIROMAR LAKES BLVD.CAUSING MAJOR TRAFFIC DELAYS THIS MORNING.

WE ARE BEING TOLDA A MAN WAS EJECTED FROM HIS VEHICLE.

ABC-7'S ALEX DEARMAS IS LIVE ON SCENE AND BRINGS US THE LATEST.

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ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1


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ALEX: BAD AX-VO


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ALEX: BAD AX-LIVE U 1


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DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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NEW AIRPORT SECURITY MEASURES-POP


A NEW THREAT FOR TRAVELERS.

OFFICIALS FEAR THAT ONE OR MORE BOMBMAKERS HAVE COME UP WITH EVEN HARDER-TO-DETECT DEVICES.

NOW NEW MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN TO ANSWER THAT THREAT.

JIM SCIUTTO EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AIRPORT SECURITY MEASURES-PKG 2.05


THEY ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR US HOMELAND.FOREIGN AIPORTS WITH DIRECT FLIGHTS TO THE US.

AND NOW THE DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS DIRECTING THOSEINTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS TO STEP UP THEIR SECURITY SCREENING.

IN A RECENT STATEMENT, DHS SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON SAID:

We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the aviation industry.

AMONG THE CHANGES PASSENGERS MAY SEE: MORE SCREENING OF ELECTRONICS AND SHOES, MORE EXPLOSIVE DETECTION MACHINES, AND IN SOME CASES EXTRA SCREENINGS AT BOARDING GATES.

NAT

DRIVING THE NEW DIRECTIVE IS INCREASING CONCERN THAT TERRORISTS FROM AL QAEDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA-- OR AQAP - ARE REFINING BOMBS DESIGNED TO AVOID DETECTION BY CURRENT AIRPORT SCREENING METHODS

al Qaeda in the arabian peninsula has long looked for vulnerabilities in airport security. In partucular fidning way to put toghether bombs using non-metallic material which could make its way through metal detectors but also trying to hide bombs in body crevices that will not be easily identified by some of the newer machines in airports.

THIS IS THE MAN BELEIVED TO BE BEHIND THE THREAT.AQAP MASTER BOMBMAKER IBRAHIM AL ASIRI

IN RECENT MONTHS, U.S. OFFICIALS HAVE WARNED THAT ASIRI AND AQAP TERRORISTS TRAINED UNDER HIM WERE IMPROVING DESIGNS OF NEW EXPLOSIVE DEVICES, SUCH AS SHOE BOMBS, THAT COULD FOOL SCREENING SYSTEMS.

WE SPOKE ABOUT THE NEW MEASURES TODAY WITH FORMER DHS SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF

How concerned should flyers be about what this means about the threat?

I would be um mindful of the fact that is probably increased risk. I don't think it's dramatically different. I wouldn't not fly. and the good news here is that the government sharing inforamtion with others in other parts of the world is responding to this.

--SUPERS--

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YouTube

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Seth Jones

RAND Corporation

1:19-1:23

Reuters/Saudi Interior Ministry/Handout

1:44-1:53

Michael Chertoff

Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group

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DRUG ABUSE IN FLORIDA-OTS, VO


FLORIDA GETTING CREDIT THIS MORNING FOR TACKLING THE ISSUE OF PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLER ABUSE

FLORIDA CUT DEATHS FROM PILL ABUSE BY 23 PERCENT IN JUST 2 YEARS.

ACCORDING TO THE C-D-C.

THE STATE WAS AMONG THE WORST IN THE NATION FOR PRESCRIPTION ABUSE.

LAWMAKERS IMPLEMENTED HARSH RESTRICTIONS TO CRACKDOWN ON PILL MILLS.

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OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-OTS, BNR


THIS MORNING ABC-7 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO MORE INFORMATION INSIDE A RECENT DRUG ARREST OPERATION.

IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE CALLS IT. OPERATION SUMMER HEAT.

AT 10 AM. WE'LL GET THE DETAILS OF THE ROUNDUP DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE. AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN PUNTA GORDA.

COUNT ON US. FOR ALL THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH RENOURISHMENT-ONCAM, VO


AS YOU HEAD TO THE BEACH TO ENJOY YOUR FOURTH OF JULY AND THE LONG WEEKEND. DON'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE CONSTRUCTION CREWS SET UP ON A BUSY LEE COUNTY BEACH.

IT'S ALL HAPPENING ON LOVERS KEY.

CREWS ARE STARTING TO RESTORE SAND.

THAT'S BEEN WASHED AWAY THERE.

RESIDENTS SAY IT DEFINITELY NEEDS IT. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH RENOURISHMENT-SOTVO


Kristi Walls, Fort Myers Resident

00:34:12 "They could use a little more shoreline, there's not a ton of shore." 00:34:16

Lauren Murray, Bonita Springs resident

00:36:33 "It's just been dirty lately and I'm sure it needs it everyfew years." 00:36:38

COUNTY OFFICIALS PROMISE THIS CONSTRUCTION WON'T RUIN THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.

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


GHOST ORCHIDS-ONCAM VO


IT'S EXTREMELY RARE AND YOU CAN ONLY SEE IT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE GHOST ORCHID.

IN RECENT YEARS THE CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY HAS ATTRACTED ORCHID ENTHUSIASTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

IF YOU WALK A MILE ON THE BOARDWALK YOU'LL RUN INTO THE "SUPER GHOST ORCHID."

IT'S CONSIDERED *SUPER BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF FLOWERS.

THERE'S A SCOPE SET-UP SO YOU CAN GET A CLOSER LOOK.

THE SUPER GHOST WAS FIRST SPOTTED IN 2007.

WATCHING IT BLOOM HAS NOW BECOME A YEARLY ATTRACTION. Return to index of stories...


GHOST ORCHIDS-SOTVO


We had people calling the sanctuary that wanted to know if that orchid

was still in bloom they were CCatching the next flight down here to

southwest Florida to see that.

CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY IS OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

VOLUNTEERS SAY YOU NEED TO COME OUT ASAP TO SEE THE ORCHID.

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NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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HOLIDAY TRAVEL NUMBERS-TC MON, SS


IT'S THURSDAY. JULY 3RD. THE DAY 41 MILLION AMERICANS WILL HEAD TO THEIR INDEPENDENCE DAY GETAWAY.

ACCORDING TO TRIPLE A.HOLIDAY TRAVEL WILL BE UP ALMOST TWO PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

MORE THAN ONE POINT EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE WILL DRIVE 50 MILES OR MORE TO GET WHERE THEY'RE GOING.

TO ARRIVE SAFELY. F-DOT ENCOURAGES TRAVELERS TO CHECK ITS 511 TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM.

IT WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON CRASHES, CONGESTION, CONSTRUCTION AND MORE ON INTERSTATES. TOLL ROADS AND OTHER MAJOR ROADWAYS.

YOU CAN CALL 511 FOR THE TOLL FREE UPDATES.

VISIT F-L-5-1-1 DOT COM. DOWNLOAD THE FLORIDA 5-1-1 MOBILE APP.

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL GAS PRICES-BNC


AND SOME GOOD NEWS IF YOU'RE HEADED TO THE PUMP THIS MORNING.

GASOLINE PRICES ARE BEGINNING TO DECLINE.

HOWEVER. YOU'RE LIKELY TO FIND THE MOST EXPENSIVE GASOLINE PRICES FOR THE 4TH.SINCE 2008.

TRIPLE A ESTIMATES YOU'LL PAY TWENTY CENTS MORE. THAN LAST YEAR'S HOLIDAY. Return to index of stories...


CURRENT GAS PRICES-TRX, CGTOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL GAS PRICES.

RIGHT NOW IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 3.66 A GALLON. JUST TWO CENTS DOWN FROM A MONTH AGO.

IN FLORIDA. 3.61. AND NATIONWIDE GAS PRICES ARE STANDING AT 3.67 Return to index of stories...


NFL PLAYERS TRAIN IN COLLIER-OTS, CG


LOOKING AHEAD.

FIVE NFL STANDOUTS WILL BE IN NAPLES THIS WEEK.

FOR THE ELITE IGNITION TRAINING PROGRAM.

IT FOCUSES ON THE MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. AND IT'S TAKING PLACE PRIMARILY AT NORTH COLLIER REGIONAL PARK.

ONE OF THE PLAYERS. CAROLINA PANTHERS LINEBACKER LUKE KEUCHLY.

WAS JUST NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 ESPN ESPY AWARDS FOR NFL PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

OTHERS PLAYERS ARE FROM THE NEW YORK GIANTS. THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS. AND THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. Return to index of stories...


CHUCK HAGEL CALLS TIM HOWARD-ONCAM, VO


TEAM U-S-A'S "SECRETARY OF DEFENSE" GOT A CALL FROM THE REAL SECRETARY.

CHUCK HAGEL PHONED THE U-S MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM GOALKEEPER TIM HOWARD.

HE THANKED HIM FOR DEFENDING THE UNITED STATES AT THE WORLD CUP.

HOWARD WAS CROWNED "SECRETARY OF DEFENSE" ON THE WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER HIS RECORD-BREAKING 16 SAVES DURING TUESDAY'S LOSS TO BELGIUM.

HAGEL INVITED HOWARD AND THE TEAM TO COME TO THE PENTAGON LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


THE LATET ON ROB FORD-ONCAM, VO


TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD IS BACK FROM REHAB, BUT SAYS HE'S STILL IN RECOVERY.

FORD HAS RETURNED TO HIS POLITICAL CAREER AFTER BEING IN TREATMENT FOR TWO MONTHS.

HE CHECKED HIMSELF IN AFTER MAKING SEVERAL OFFENSIVE COMMENTS.

FORD DID A ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW WHERE HE ADMITTED HE WAS IN DENIAL ABOUT HIS ALCOHOLISM. Return to index of stories...


THE LATET ON ROB FORD-SOTVO


And, it's a long journey. When you're an alcoholic, you can become any sort of substance abuse addict. You can be using cocaine, everything goes.

FORD ALSO ADMITTED THAT HE'S BEEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL DURING HIS TIME AT CITY HALL.

BUT SAYS HE'S NEVER USED DRUGS THERE. Return to index of stories...


TARGET ON GUNS-OTS


NEW THIS MORNING.

THEY MAY HAVE A BULLSEYE FOR A LOGO BUT RETAILER TARGET IS ASKING YOU TO LEAVE YOUR BEST AIM AT HOME.

IN A STATEMENT ON THE CORPORATE BLOG, THE INTERIM CEO SAYS TARGET WANTS A "SAFE AND INVITING" ATMOSPHERE.

TARGET SAYS THE MOVE IS A "REQUEST AND NOT A PROHIBITION."

YOU MAY REMEMBER TARGET WAS UNDER FIRE LAST MONTH.

WHEN A LOADED GUN WAS FOUND IN THE TOY ISLE OF A STORE IN MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


THIS MORNING ON ABC-7.

WE ARE PUTTING YOUR PHONES TO THE TEST.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT OUR FAVORITE DEVICES?

IS THERE A PERFECT CASE? SMASH PROOF AND WATER PROOF?

AND TWO DAYS LATER. WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT THE WORLD CUP.

BUT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE FINAL GAMES

IT'S ALL ABOUT GOALKEEPER TIM HOWARD!

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TZ5 PHONE CASES-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 TIM HOWARD-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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GMA: PHONE CASES-2-SHOT


THEY ARE OUR LIFELINES

OUR CELL PHONES HAVE EVERYTHING FROM CONTACTS TO CALENDARS

AND BREAKING THEM IS NOT AN OPTION.

SO WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT THEM

IS THERE REALLY A WATER PROOF, SHATTER PROOF CASE?

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ PUTTING THE BEST TO THE TEST. Return to index of stories...


GMA: PHONE CASES-PKG


SCRIPT:

NATS iphone owner home video

Completely shattered.

SO YOU'VE JUST SPENT 200 BUCKS ON A NEW PHONE, ONE OF ABOUT A BILLION SOLD

EVERY YEAR, AND YOU'VE TRASHED IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. TURNS OUT THERE ARE

A SLEW OF PRODUCTS PROMISING TO KEEP THEM SAFE.

NATS iphone owner home video

I'm gonna try and bake this phone.

AND A SLEW OF PEOPLE ONLINE PUSHING THEM TO THE LIMIT

NATS iphone owner home video

Let's go ahead and do it.

TO FIND WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR PHONE.

SO GMA INVESTIGATES GOT 'ON THE CASE'.AND TRIED OUT ONE OF THE MORE

DURABLE BRANDS-THE OTTER BOX. THE COMPANY SAYS THIS $90 WATERPROOF CASE

WILL SURVIVE IN WATER FOR UP TO 30 MINUTES.

SOT GIO

So this is the Otter Box preserver, I'm gonna trust my iPhone with it to put

it to the test.

TO MAKE IT INTERESTING, WE'RE GONNA PUT IT UP AGAINST THIS, A $10 GEL CASE

SOLD EVERYWHERE.

SOT GIO

Test one, the spill test. Everything still seems to be working on both

phones. They both survived the spill test. Test two, the dunk test. Here

we go.

THEY SAT THERE FOR FIVE SECONDS, AND REMEMBER, THE GEL CASE NEVER PROMISED

TO BE WATERPROOF. THE OTTER BOX WORKED. THE GEL CASE, NOT SO MUCH.

WE TAKE THE TEST OUTSIDE. THE OTTER BOX PROMISES TO PROTECT FROM FALLS UP

TO 6.6 FEET.

SOT GIO

Check it out.

THE PHONE IS FINE AND THE GEL CASE, FINE, TOO.

SOT GIO

All right $10 case!

NEXT WE GO BEYOND OTTER BOX'S CLAIMS, THE ULTIMATE CELL PHONE NIGHTMARE,

DRIVING OVER YOUR PHONE.

SOT GIO

Wow, it looks like it's okay.

BUT GET A LOAD OF THIS. THE 10 BUCK CASE.

SOT GIO

No way. It survived.

IN FACT WE WERE SO SURPRISED BY THAT GEL CASE, WE TOSSED IT AROUND AND STILL

NOTHING IS WRONG. BUT BEFORE YOU THINK IT'S THE PHONE THAT IS

INDESTRUCTIBLE, WE TOOK ALL CASES OFF.

SOT GIO

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GMA: PHONE CASES-OC


AND IT'S WORTH PROTECTING YOUR PHONE

SINCE 2007 AMERICANS HAVE SPENT 6 BILLION DOLLARS ON REPLACEMENTS. AND THAT'S JUST STATS FOR THE IPHONE. Return to index of stories...


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.The 5:00 a.m. Thursday, July 3 update from the NHC reveals that the storms maximum sustained winds have increased to 75 mph and has been upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane, the first named hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The minimum central pressure of the system dropped to 985 mb.

As of early Thursday morning, the storm was located about 100 miles north east of Jacksonville, Florida.

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

Tropical Storm & Hurricane Warnings are in place for many coastal areas in North & South Carolina. The newly developed and Experimental Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map, from the NHC, suggest parts of the Outer Banks could see greater than 3 feet above ground storm surge.

Arthur will continue to move north in coming days and head towards the Cape Cod area of New England.

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GMA: LOVING MR. TIM HOWARD!-2 SHOT


ALL HAIL THE GOALIE!

THE COUNTRY STILL HASN'T RECOVERED FROM WORLD CUP FEVER.

THE RATINGS ARE IN AND MORE THAN 21 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED THE HEARTBREAKING MATCH BETWEEN TEAM USA AND BELGIUM.

TEAM USA ARRIVES BACK IN THE STATES TODAY, AND EVERYONE IS STILL TALKING ABOUT TIM HOWARD.

ABC'S SARA HAINES REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


GMA: LOVING MR. TIM HOWARD!-PKG


SCRIPT:

Nats game

TRK 2: 13 SECONDS

*AND* AN OVERNIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION -- THE HASHTAG "THINGS TIM

HOWARD COULD SAVE" TRENDING THIS MORNING WITH PHOTOS OF THE GOAL KEEPER

SAVING A SINKING TITANIC, A SWIMMER FROM "JAWS" AND PLAYING DEFENSE ON THE

BASKETBALL COURT

TRK 3: 2.5 SECONDS

EVEN WINNING OVER THE HEART OF THE PRESIDENT

BO: I don't know how you're gonna survive the mobs when you come back home,

man

TRK 4: 9 SECONDS

HOWARD -REPORTEDLY WORTH BETWEEN 6 AND 10 MILLION DOLLARS--ALREADY HAS A

DEAL WITH NIKE BUT COULD HIS SUDDEN CELEBRITY TURN INTO AN EVEN BIGGER

PAYDAY?

SOT HOWARD BRAGMAN TKTK/ there's no reason Tim Howard shouldn't take home

tens of millions of dollars in endorsements over the next couple of yearsif

he was a stock on the stock market we'd all be investing in him now.

TRK 5: 5 SECONDS

SO WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS COULD THE BEARDED, BALD AND HEAVILY TATTOOED

SOCCER STAR ENDORSE?

TRK 6: 6 SECONDS

HOW ABOUT HOME SECURITYSUNGLASSES OR EVEN SUNBLOCKYOU KNOWTO "BLOCK

OUT" THE SUN

TRK 7: 5 SECONDS

MAYBEBUT FOR NOW-HOWARD TELLING AMY -HE'S GOT OTHER *GOALS* IN MIND

SOT TIM HOWARD "I'm just trying to figure what's what and let the dust

settle. Spend some time with my kids, you know." Return to index of stories...


LIGHTS OUT DURING NEWSCAST-TRX, NATSVO


looks like there's a power outage in our studio as well as the surround area.

LIGHTS OUT FOR ONE NEWSCAST IN OREGON.

THEIR POWER WENT OUT DURING THEIR MORNING NEWSCAST.

UTILITY COMPANY P-G-E SAYS A SQUIRREL CAME IN CONTACT WITH SOME ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

CAUSING THE OUTAGE.

THEY ESTIMATE MORE THAN NINE-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING THE NEWS STATION, WERE LEFT IN THE DARK.

THE POWER WAS RESTORED TO MOST CUSTOMERS ABOUT THREE HOURS LATER.

Wednesday

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RUNAWAY DOG ON RUNWAY-ONCAM, VO


A RUN-AWAY DOG FOUND HIMSELF CAUSING SOME MAJOR FLIGHT DELAYS AT L-A-X IN LOS ANGELES.

OFFICIALS SAY A BROWN BOXER ESCAPED FROM A CARGO KENNEL WHILE ON ITS WAY TO PARIS.

IT RAN ACROSS TWO RUNWAYS BEFORE AIRPORT WORKERS WERE ABLE TO CATCH HIM.

NEEDLESS TO SAY HE HAD TO CATCH A LATER FLIGHT TO MEET HIS OWNER. Return to index of stories...


WATER SPOUT NEAR FL KEYS-WIPE, VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT.

WIND AND RAIN COME TOGETHER TO FORM A DANGEROUS SITUATION OFF THE FLORIDA COAST.

IT'S A WATERSPOUT NEAR THE FLORID KEYS.

A FAMILY SPOTTED IT WHILE VACATIONING IN MARATHON FLORIDA.

THEY WERE SNORKELING OFF A CHARTER BOAT WHEN IT FORMED.

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


TEASE SIX-2 SHOT, VO


ELVIS FANS MIGHT FIND SOMETHING MISSING THE NEXT TIME THEY VISIT GRACELAND.

ONE OF THE AREAS BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS IS LEAVING.

PLUS LINDSAY LOHAN BACK IN THE NEWS.

THIS TIME SHE'S BRINGING SOMEONE TO COURT.

FIND OUT MORE AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 PRESLEY'S PLANES-VO


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TZ LINDSAY LOHAN-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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FIREWORKS SCROLL


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PRESELY'S PLANES-TOWERCAM, TRX, VOTOPS


ell, it's one for the money,

Two for the show,

Three to get ready,

Now go, cat go.

But don't you step on my blue suede shoes.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES BY THE KING..

THERE COULD BE SOME BIG CHANGES TO ELVIS PRESLEY'S HOME. GRACELAND.

NEXT SPRING THE TWO JETS WILL BE REMOVED.

THE PLANES ONE NAMED LISA MARIE AND THE OTHER HOUND DOG 2.

WERE SOLD IN 1977.

THE COMPANY THAT BOUGHT THEM AGREED TO LET THEM STAY ON THE GRACELAND GROUNDS AS TOURIST MAGNETS.

IN EXCHANGE FOR A CUT OF TICKET SALES

FANS OF THE KING SAY REMOVING THEM FROM GRACELAND WOULD BE "BLASPHEMOUS." Return to index of stories...


ARIANA GRANDE MTV AWARDS-ONCAM, VO


ARIANA GRANDE IS PERFORMING AT THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NEXT MONTH.

MTV SAYS SHE'S THE FIRST PERFORMER OF THE AWARD SHOW.

THE NEW ARTIST IS MAKING BIG MOVES ACROSS THE BILLBOARD CHARTS.

HER CURRENT SINGLE "PROBLEM" HAS NOW REACHED DOUBLE PLATINUM STATUS PEAKING AT NUMBER 2 ON THE HOT 100 CHART.

THE 20-YEAR-OLD GRANDE WILL RELEASE HER SOPHOMORE ALBUM, "MY EVERYTHING," A DAY AFTER THE VMAS.

THE SHOW WILL AIR LIVE FROM INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA. ON AUGUST 24TH. Return to index of stories...


ESSENCE FESTIVAL-ONCAM, VO


THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND MARKS ONE OF THE BIGGEEST MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE COUNTRY.

THE ESSENCE MUSIC FEST.

AND THIS YEAR'S MAIN ATTRACTION IS PRINCE!

HE HEADLINED THE FESTIVALS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND IS BACK 10 YEARS LATER TO MARK THE 20TH.

JANELLE MONAE AND NILE RODGERS ARE EXPECTED TO PERFORM WITH HIM.

MORE THAN 80 ARTISTS AND SPEAKERS ARE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND. Return to index of stories...


LOHAN LAWSUIT-WIPE, VOTOPS


LINDSAY LOHAN SAYS SHE'S SUING THE MAKERS OF GRAND THEFT AUTO.

LOHAN SAYS THEY BASED A CHARACTER ON HER IN THEIR LATEST VIDEO GAME.

TAKE A LOOK.

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 HER PERMISSION.

SO, SHE IS TAKING THEM TO COURT. Return to index of stories...


LOVE HEWITT ON CBS-TRX, VOTOPS


JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT IS JOINING "CRIMINAL MINDS".

PLAYING AN UNDERCOVER FBI AGENT.

A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT ROLE FROM HER RUN ON "THE CLIENT LIST" AS A MASSEUSE-TURNED-PROSTITUTE.

THE LIFETIME SHOW WAS CANCELED LAST YEAR.

HEWITT RETURNS TO THE NETWORK WHERE SHE SPENT FIVE SEASONS ON THE "GHOST WHISPERER." Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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mirormar ax-vo


GETTING YOU UP TO SPEED ON THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

WE ARE ON THE SCENE OF A VERY SERIOUS CRASH IN FORT MYERS.

IT HPAPPENED ON BEN HILL GRIFFEN PARKWAY NEAR MIROMAR BLVD.

OFFICIALS SAY A MAN WAS EJECTED FROM HIS VEHICLE.

HE IS NOW IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

WE ARE LEARNING THE SOUTHBOND LANES ARE OPEN.

BUT THE NORTHBOUND LANES ARE STILL CLOSED.

STAY WITH US ONLINE AND ON AIR FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS1) TRACKING ARTHUR-VOTOPS


TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR IS NOW HURRICANE ARTHUR.

IT UPGRADED JUST BEFORE 5:00 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

A HURRICANE WARNING IS UP FOR A WIDE AREA OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST.

NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS, A POPULAR GETAWAY SPOT OF THIN BARRIER ISLANDS ALONG THE SHORE, COULD BE HIT THE HARDEST. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MELISSA SMITH-VOTOPS


A LEE COUNTY BABYSITTER, CONVICTED IN THE DEATH OF TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO 8 MONTH IN JAIL AND 5 YEARS PROBATION.

MELISSA SMITH OF LEHIGH ACRES WAS FOUND GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE FOR LEAVING HIM AND THREE OTHER CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN A KIDDIE POOL.

THE BOY DROWNED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) GAS SKIMMING-CGTOPS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT FOUND ANOTHER CREDIT CARD SKIMMER ATTACHED TO A GAS PUMP.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE.

TIPS SO YOU'RE NOT A VICTIM ---

LOOK AT OTHER NEARBY GAS PUMPS TO SEE IF THEY MATCH THE ONE YOU'RE USING.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. IF IN DOUBT, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

AVOID USING YOUR PIN NUMBER AT THE GAS PUMP. CHOOSE CREDIT INSTEAD.

AND ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) 15TH INDEPENCE CELEBRATION-SSTOPS


AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY

THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION KICKS OFF TODAY AT MIROMAR OUTLETS.

A SIDEWALK SALE, LIVE MUSIC, ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS AND OF COURSE A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS.

IT STARTS AT 3:30 WITH A BLOOD DRIVE AND FOOD DONATION DRIVE FOR HARRY CHAPIN

BRING A LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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