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DIRECTORS PAGE MISSING SCALLOPER-OC
ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP COP BEATS WOMAN-VO
ARTHUR BOSTON-2-SHOT VO FIERY CRASH-VOTOPS
ARTHUR BOSTON-SOTVO BEST AND WORST FOR THE 4TH-SS (2)
FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER JEFFERSON MEMORIAL WEDDING-VO
ARTHUR UPDATE-VO JEFFERSON MEMORIAL WEDDING-SOTVO
WORST DAY FOR DRUNK DRIVERS-OTS PARADE PROPOSAL-OC-VO
DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-VOTOPS PARADE PROPOSAL-NATSVO
DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO-OC DRONE FIREWORKS-VOTOPS
FMPD PREPARING FOR 4TH-OTS SOT OTS COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
FIRE RIDEALONG-VOTOPS VCR MONEY-VOTOPS
FIRE RIDEALONG-SOTVO TEASE TWO-POP
MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE-VO TZ2 A-VO
MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE-SOTVO NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
FLORIDA OFFICER SHOT-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FL MAN HIT BY LIGHTNING-VOTOPS CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS
PYTHON TRAPPED IN GRILL-SSTOPS TWINS YANKEES-POPMON
GAS PRICES NEW SOUND FOR 11-OTS-VO TWINS YANKEES-VOTOPS
GAS PRICES NEW SOUND FOR 11-SOTVO RAYS TIGERS-VOTOPS
RED WHITE & BOOM-VO MARLINS CARDINALS-VOTOPS
RED WHITE & BOOM-SOTVO WORLD CUP-POPMON
NATIONAL FIREWORKS LOOK LIVE???-LIVETOPS WORLD CUP-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP GERMANY FRANCE-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS
TZ1A COP BEATS WOMAN-VOTOPS WIMBLEDON-SOTTOPS
TZ1B MISSING SCALLOPERS-VOTOPS ROSS CHASTAIN-POPMON
DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP ROSS CHASTAIN-VOTOPS
WEATHER-PWC JAYLEN WATKINS-VOTOPS
TZ EXTRA------------ JAYLEN WATKINS-SOTOPS
A) MISSING SCALLOPER-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
B) BEST AND WORST FOR THE 4TH-VOTOPS TOSS TO BREAK-POP
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP VCR MONEY-VO
MISSING SCALLOPER-TC MON VCR MONEY-SOTVO
MISSING SCALLOPER-PKG CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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ARTHUR OPEN-CLIP


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ARTHUR BOSTON-2-SHOT VO


ABC7 NEWS AT 11 BEGINS TONIGHT WITH THE LATEST ON HURRICANE ARTHUR.

AND FOR THE NEW ENGLAND AREA, IT'S HELLO HURRICANE.

GOODBYE VISIBILITY.

JUST MINUTES AGO --

WE LEARNED THE NORTH EAST COAST IS SEEING SUSTAINED WINDS AT 35 TO 45 MILES AN HOUR.

NANTUCKET PEAKED AT 60.

AND IT'S DUMPING BUCKETS OF RAIN.

PHIL STOECKEL'S BASEMENT HAS FLOODED THREE TIMES --

BECAUSE OF ARTHUR'S ARRIVAL. Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR BOSTON-SOTVO


"he's not welcome."

"it's coming -- him and I were at shaw's and it was just pounding on the roof."

ADAM MORALES DONNED A BATHING SUIT IN BOSTON.

HELPING DRIVERS WHO STRANDED TRYING TO DRIVE THROUGH STREETS THAT BECOME RIVERS TODAY.

TONIGHT --

METEOROLOGIST DAVID HECKARD IS IN THE ABC7 STORMWARN HURRICANE CENTER TRACKING THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


DAVID 1ST WEATHER

Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur is moving quickly northeast and will impact areas of the Canadian Maritimes.

As of late Friday night, the storm is a category one hurricane after scraping the coast of North Carolina on Thursday night.

Despite it's weakening trend, Arthur is still a storm packing a punch. According to the 8 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are now at 80 mph.

TRACKING ARTHUR AND WEEKEND RAIN

The weather this weekend will continue to feature hot and humid afternoon conditions marked with a few thunderstorms in the afternoon. Evening temperatures this weekend will continue to provide only a little relief as the thermometers dip to the mid/upper 70's in the morning.

With onshore wind in the morning it is possible a widely isolated shower could push across the coastal communities early on Saturday morning. Coverage though should be minimal and any rain activity rather short-lived.

Looking to Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the forecast calls for a few more afternoon storms to track each day. The best chance for showers will still favor inland areas during the afternoon, but some early evening storms could build back to the coast around sunset. High temperatures both days will be in the 90's and it will continue to be humid. Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR UPDATE-VO


HURRICANE ARTHUR MADE LANDFALL LAST NIGHT IN NORTH CAROLINA

AS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE.

IT HIT THE STATE'S OUTER BANKS THE HARDEST.

FLOODING.

UPROOTED TREES.

DOWNED POWER LINES.

IT WHIPPED THROUGH WITH 100 MILE AN HOUR WINDS.

BUT THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE DAMAGE WAS MINOR. Return to index of stories...


WORST DAY FOR DRUNK DRIVERS-OTS


IF YOU STILL HAVE TO DRIVE SOMEWHERE TONIGHT -- BE CAREFUL.

THE FOURTH OF JULY IS THE DEADLIEST DAY ON THE ROADS.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS TWO IN EVERY FIVE DEADLY CRASHES ON JULY FOURTH --

INVOLVES DRUNK DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-VOTOPS


SADLY THAT WAS TRUE EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO TONIGHT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NAPLES FIREFIGHTER COREY ADAMSKI AND HIS PREGNANT WIFE LOST THEIR UNBORN CHILD --

WHEN THEY WERE HIT BY A DRUNK DRIVER ON STATE ROAD 82 IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A DRUNK DRIVER HIT THEM AS THEY DROVE HOME FROM FIREWORKS WITH THEIR TWO OTHER DAUGHTERS.

ADAMSKI'S WIFE HAD AN EMERGENCY C-SECTION--

DOCTORS HAD TO TAKE THE BABY OFF OF LIFE SUPPORT DAYS LATER.

THE DRUNK DRIVER DIED INSTANTLY IN THE HEAD-ON CRASH.

ADAMSKI BLAMED THE ALCOHOL IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC7. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVING ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO-OC


Corey Adamski/13:14 "They lost a family member, we lost a family member, it's a hard thing to deal with and we can understand that and sympathize that."

DEPUTIES SAY ROBERT BRIDWELL -- CROSSED THE CENTER LANE.

HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS ALMOST DOUBLE THE LEGAL LIMIT..

THEY ALSO FOUND XANAX AND COCAINE IN HIS SYSTEM.

TRIPLE-A HAS A CAMPAIGN CALLED TOW TO GO -

IT'S DESIGNED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE MAKES IT HOME SAFE TONIGHT.

TO FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS -

JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


FMPD PREPARING FOR 4TH-OTS SOT OTS


DRUNK DRIVING IS JUST ONE OF THE REASONS FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICERS ARE BUSY TONIGHT.

7:34 7:50

From six at night to six in the morning we run call to call handling all of the normal calls you get on top of the noise complaints the sounds of gunshots being fired, so those keep us very busy, That stretches our resources

OFFICERS ARE INCREASING PATROLS TO STOP DRUNK DRIVERS.

HERE'S ANOTHER ISSUE THEY WORRY ABOUT -- PEOPLE FIRING **GUNS** INTO THE AIR.

IT'S ILLEGAL AND VERY DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


FIRE RIDEALONG-VOTOPS


FIREFIGHTERS ARE ALSO STRETCHING THEIR RESOURCES ON THE 4TH.

ABC-7 RODE ALONG WITH A LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTER TODAY.

LEHIGH IS THE LARGEST AND BUSIEST DISTRICT IN LEE COUNTY.

WE WERE THERE AS THE FIRE DISTRICT GOT A CALL FIREWORKS HAD STARTED A BRUSH FIRE. Return to index of stories...


FIRE RIDEALONG-SOTVO


Chad Ketron, Acting Battalion Chief Lehigh Acres Fire District

:48:49 We were able to jump on it in time and get a good stop to

before it spread, and luckily it was in light fuel. we were actually

lucky today because if it was in heavier fuel it could have been a lot

worse."

SINCE THIS YEAR'S FOURTH IS ALSO A FRIDAY -- EMERGENCY RESPONDERS SAY THEY'LL LIKELY GET EVEN MORE CALLS. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE-VO


TONIGHT-

A DESPERATE PLEA FOR HELP FROM A GRIEVING MOTHER.

MARIA MALDONADO'S SON EATHAN JUST LOST HIS BATTLE TO BRAIN CANCER.

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE-

HER CELL PHONE CONTAINING PHOTOS OF HIM WHEN HE WAS HEALTHY WAS STOLEN OUT OF A CAR AT A LEHIGH ACRES WALMART.

NOW STRANGERS ARE OFFERING REWARD MONEY TO GET MARIA'S PHONE BACK. Return to index of stories...


MOTHER LOST CELL PHONE-SOTVO


Kathleen Brennan, Donating Reward Money

23:32:04 "To have her experience this loss and her memories are on that camera, it's just breaking our hearts." 23:32:12

KATHLEEN BRENNAN DOESN'T KNOW MARIA-

BUT SHE AND HER HUSBAND ARE OFFERING A 500 DOLLAR REWARD TO WHOEVER CAN RECOVER THE PHONE. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA OFFICER SHOT-VO


A FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE OFFICER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION TONIGHT --

AFTER HE WAS SHOT IN THE PARKING LOT OF AN IRISH PUB.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE WAS RESPONDING TO A FIGHT BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN IN A CAR.

AT SOME POINT --

THE MAN GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND SHOT AT THE OFFICER.

THE OFFICER WAS HIT BUT SHOULD RECOVER.

TURNS OUT THE MAN IN THE CAR WAS AN OFF-DUTY FORT LAUDERDALE DETECTIVE. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN HIT BY LIGHTNING-VOTOPS


NEW SINCE 7 --

A FLORIDA MAN IS RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER GETTING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

HE LIVES IN SUNRISE, FLORIDA.

HIS FAMILY SAYS HE WAS UNDER A TREE, GRILLING WITH HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, WHEN A LIGHTNING BOLT SENT 300 KILO-VOLTS OF ENERGY THROUGH HIS BODY.

HE FELL AND ROLLED INTO A CANAL.

TONIGHT --

HE'S AT THE HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


PYTHON TRAPPED IN GRILL-SSTOPS


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND THIS IN YOUR HOME?

PEOPLE IN FLORIDA CITY SAY THEY TRAPPED A HUGE 12 FOOT PYTHON IN THEIR BBQ GRILL LAST NIGHT.

THEY SAY IT WAS JUST SLITHERING AROUND THEIR HOME.

ONCE TRAPPED- A TEAM FROM THE MIAMI DADE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAME AND PICKED IT UP. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES NEW SOUND FOR 11-OTS-VO


IF YOU'RE TRAVELING THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND --

HOLD ON TO YOUR WALLET.

ABC7 HAS LEARNED --

YOU'RE ENCOUNTERING THE HIGHEST JULY FOURTH GAS PRICES IN SIX YEARS.

3-66 A GALLON IS THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES NEW SOUND FOR 11-SOTVO


:08-:11

Tim finnegan/ driver

"That hurts everybody's budget and you have to cut back on other thins."

11:26:12-11:26:20

Kent Cary/ drier

"That's why I'm riding my bike tonight. If not, it'll

cost me $50 to go see fireworks versus maybe $10."

:04-:06

Matt lanphear/ driver

"I don't like looking at the gas prices because it's depressing."

TENSIONS IN IRAQ ARE PARTIALLY DRIVING THE PRICE SPIKE.

BUT --

TRIPLE A EXPECTS PRICES TO FALL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE & BOOM-VO


TENS OF THOUSANDS HAD THEIR EYES TO THE SKY TONIGHT -

FOR CAPE CORAL'S ANNUAL RED WHITE AND BOOM CELEBRATION.

THE LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ALMOST DIDNT HAPPEN THIS YEAR -

THE CITY DIDNT HAVE THE MONEY AND WAS GOING TO CANCEL THE POPULAR EVENT.

THEN STORM SMART STEPPED IN AND KEPT THAT FROM HAPPENING -

OFFERING TO STEP UP AS A TITLE SPONSOR AND SAVE THE SHOW.

SOMETHING PEOPLE WERE THANKFUL FOR TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE & BOOM-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

Deanna Cobb

Cape Coral

40:04 40:15

It's just american you know its just American you have to have fireworks on the 4th of July and music and families getting together

AS FOR NEXT YEAR'S CELEBRATION -

THE PRESIDENT OF STORM SMART SAYS HES NOT SURE IF THEYLL SPONSOR THE EVENT AGAIN -

OR IF A DIFFERENT COMPANY MIGHT NEED TO TAKE OVER. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL FIREWORKS LOOK LIVE???-LIVETOPS


HERE AT ABC7 WE'VE BEEN WATCHING SOME STUNNING FIREWORKS DISPLAYS FROM AROUND THE NATION TONIGHT.

SO WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU A LOOK TOO.

THESE ARE LIVE IMAGES FROM THE FIREWORKS SHOW IN. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE------------


CHECK OUT MUST-SEE VIDEO!

A CALIFORNIA POLICE OFFICER IS BATTERING THAT WOMAN.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THE CHIEF'S O-K WITH IT.

PLUS --

HOW A MISSING FLORIDA SNORKELER NEARLY WOUND UP LIKE GINGER ON GILLIGAN'S ISLAND.

AND THE SENIOR CITIZEN WHO SAVED HER FROM DESPAIR.

AD-LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1A COP BEATS WOMAN-VOTOPS


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TZ1B MISSING SCALLOPERS-VOTOPS


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DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


JP WEATHERATE OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


TRACKING ARTHUR AND WEEKEND RAIN

The weather this weekend will continue to feature hot and humid afternoon conditions marked with a few thunderstorms in the afternoon. Evening temperatures this weekend will continue to provide only a little relief as the thermometers dip to the mid/upper 70's in the morning.

With onshore wind in the morning it is possible a widely isolated shower could push across the coastal communities early on Saturday morning. Coverage though should be minimal and any rain activity rather short-lived.

Looking to Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the forecast calls for a few more afternoon storms to track each day. The best chance for showers will still favor inland areas during the afternoon, but some early evening storms could build back to the coast around sunset. High temperatures both days will be in the 90's and it will continue to be humid.

Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur is moving quickly northeast and will impact areas of the Canadian Maritimes.

As of late Friday night, the storm is a category one hurricane after scraping the coast of North Carolina on Thursday night.

Despite it's weakening trend, Arthur is still a storm packing a punch. According to the 8 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, maximum sustained winds are now at 80 mph. Return to index of stories...


TZ EXTRA------------


NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK.

TONIGHT --

HOW A 65-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA SEA CAPTAIN --

FOUND A MISSING WOMAN ON THE WATER.

AND FIND OUT HOW *SHE* SURVIVED IN THAT WATER FOR 12 HOURS. ALONE!

PLUS --

WE REVEAL THE BEST CITY IN THE COUNTRY TO SPEND THE FOURTH.

AND THE WORST.

THAT'S JUST 60 SECONDS AWAY AFTER LOTTO. Return to index of stories...


A) MISSING SCALLOPER-VOTOPS


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B) BEST AND WORST FOR THE 4TH-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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MISSING SCALLOPER-TC MON


STRANDED IN THE GULF.

A WOMAN VANISHED AS SHE SCALLOPED WITH HER HUSBAND NORTH OF TAMPA.

HE GOT TO HELP -- SHE COULDN'T.

THAT'S WHEN THE COAST GUARD CALLED IN THE CALVARY.

TONIGHT - MEET THE MAN WHO RESCUED THE WOMAN AND HAS SOMETHING MORE TO CELEBRATE THIS FOURTH. Return to index of stories...


MISSING SCALLOPER-PKG


ERNIE CROFT/ SEATOW CAPTAIN

FOR 12 HOURS DORA STEED WAS MISSING IN THE GULF.

AS DOZENS OF BOATERS, COAST GUARD MEMBERS AND OTHERS SCOURED THE WATERS LOOKING FOR HER. ONE MAN KNEW IF SHE WAS STILL ALIVE HE'D FIND HER.

--

"i've been running these waterways about most of my life."

--

MEET CAPTAIN ERNIE CROFT.

HE WORKS FOR SEATOW.

--

"we had the coast guard out there with the helo, and every body was doing their part."

--

STEED AND HER HUSBAND WERE SEPARATED YESTERDAY AS THEY SCALLOPED OFF OF SAINT MARTIN KEY JUST NORTH OF TAMPA.

THE TWO DRIFTED AWAY FROM THEIR BOAT AND HER HUSBAND SWAM FOR HELP.

WHEN HELP ARRIVED -- STEED HAD VANISHED.

--

NATS

--

CROFT CHECKED TIDE MAPS AND SET OUT TO FIND THE MISSING WOMAN.

AFTER SEARCHING THREE OTHER KEYS -- HE MADE HIS WAY TOWARD GREEN KEY WHICH IS ABOUT A MILE AND A HALF FROM WHERE STEED WAS LAST SEEN.

JACKPOT.

--

I SAW HER OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BAY, WAVING THOSE FINS."

--

THE 45-YEAR-OLD HAD SPENT HOURS TREADING WATER BEFORE MAKING HER WAY TO AN UNINHABITATED ISLAND NEAR HOMOSASSA BAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GULF.

SHE DRANK RAINWATER SHE FOUND ON THE ISLAND TO RE-HYDRATE -- AND STILL MANAGED TO KEEP ONE THING WITH HER DURING HER FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL.

--

"she still had her bag of scallops, she did not turn loose of her scallops so i imagine her husbands cleaning scallops right now." Return to index of stories...


MISSING SCALLOPER-OC


PARAMEDICS SAY STEED WAS IN GOOD CONDITION.

DOCTORS ARE EVALUATING HER TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


COP BEATS WOMAN-VO


MUST-SEE VIDEO --

A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER BATTERS A WOMAN DURING AN ARREST.

WATCH!

WITNESSES SAY THE WOMAN WAS WALKING ALONG THE ROAD --

WHEN AN OFFICER TACKLED HER AND BEGAN PUNCHING.

COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS ARE OUTRAGED --

SAYING SHE MAY HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS.

AND THIS FORCE WAS NOT NECESSARY.

BUT --

THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS DEFENDING IT'S OFFICER SAYING SHE RESISTED ARREST. Return to index of stories...


FIERY CRASH-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS FIERY CRASH IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA.

WE'VE LEARNED A THIEF WAS DRIVING A STOLEN ELECTRIC CAR --

MORE THAN 100 MILES AN HOUR --

WHEN HE SMASHED INTO TWO CARS.

THE CAR WENT SPINNING INTO TWO LIGHT POLES AND SPLIT IN HALF.

THE DRIVER GOT THROWN OUT THROUGH THE FRONT WINDSHIELD.

HE'S IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

AT LEAST FIVE OTHERS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL --

INCLUDING TWO L-A-P-D OFFICERS. Return to index of stories...


BEST AND WORST FOR THE 4TH-SS (2)


LISTEN TO THIS-

WALLET HUB JUST NAMED THE BEST AND WORST CITIES TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY.

RICHMOND VIRGINIA SWEPT THE COMPETITION FOR THE TOP SPOT.

THE WEATHER IS NORMALLY PLEASANT THIS TIME OF YEAR, THERE'S ENTERTAINMENT AND THE CITY HAS A RICH HISTORY.

D-C, CINCINNATI, OAKLAND AND IRVINE CALIFORNIA ROUND OUT THE TOP FIVE.

NOW HERE'S THE BOTTOM FIVE.

THE WORST GOES TO DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA.

WALLET HUB SAYS IT HAS UGLY WEATHER AND SUB-PAR EVENTS.

IT'S FOLLOWED BY ANCHORAGE.

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.

LUBBOCK, TEXAS AND TOLEDO. Return to index of stories...


JEFFERSON MEMORIAL WEDDING-VO


238 YEARS AGO TODAY --

THE U-S DECLARED ITS INDEPENDENCE FROM THE BRITISH --

WITH A DOCUMENT WRITTEN BY THOMAS JEFFERSON.

AND TODAY --

AT THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON D-C --

THE U-S AND THE BRITISH RE-UNITED.

AT LEAST WITH THIS HAPPY COUPLE.

GUY -- FROM THE U-K --

MARRIED JUANITA, AN AMERICAN TODAY.

THE HISTORIC LOCATION WAS HER IDEA --

AND HE WENT ALONG WITH IT. Return to index of stories...


JEFFERSON MEMORIAL WEDDING-SOTVO


#Juanita Snowden

#Got Married Today

i'm proud to be an american and i've lived in england for 13 years and i wanted

to stay true to where i belong and he was cool with it

THE SNOWDEN'S SAYS HAVING THEIR ANNIVERSARY ON THE AMERICAN HOLIDAY COMES WITH AN ADDED BONUS --

HE'S LESS LIKELY TO FORGET IT. Return to index of stories...


PARADE PROPOSAL-OC-VO


A FOURTH OF JULY PARADE IN TURNED INTO A SURPRISE PROPOSAL.

FIREFIGHTER MATT AMAN WAS WALKING IN THE PARADE IN NEW YORK WHEN HE RAN OUT FROM THE GROUP AND TOOK A KNEE TO PROPOSE TO HIS GIRLFRIEND IN THE **MIDDLE OF THE PARADE!

WATCH THIS! Return to index of stories...


PARADE PROPOSAL-NATSVO


NATS OF THE PROPOSAL

SHE'S A POLICE OFFICER AND WAS DIRECTING TRAFFIC AT THE TIME.

TONIGHT - THE TWO ARE ENGAGED AND SHE SAYS SHE WAS COMPLETELY SURPRISED! Return to index of stories...


DRONE FIREWORKS-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE INSIDE A FIREWORKS DISPLAY?

IT'S THE MUST-SEE VIDEO AS A PERSON FLIES THEIR DRONE THROUGH A WEST PALM'S FIREWORKS CELEBRATION.

PROBABLY SOMETHING YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO AGAIN-

JUST HEAD TO OUR ABC7 FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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VCR MONEY-VOTOPS


YOU'D THINK THEY'RE WORTHLESS.

BUT THIS V-C-R COULD HAVE NETTED YOU SIX-GRAND.

STILL AHEAD AT 11 --

WHY THIS ELECTRONIC RELIC --

TURNED OUT TO BE A HIDDEN GEM! Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


SEVERAL LOCAL ATHLETES DOING SOME GOOD THINGS TODAY ON THE 4TH OF JULY---

PLUS--- BRAZIL GETS A BIG WIN TODAY AT THE WORLD CUP-- BUT ALSO-- A TAKE A HUGE LOSS-- WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT


NIGHTLINE TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS


FGCU GREAT-- CHRIS SALE BACK ON THE MOUND FOR THE CHICAGO WHITES SOX TONIGHT

AND HE - WAS DEALING AGAINST SEATTLE---

GETS ROBINSON CANO SWINGING --GOOD BYE--

SALE-- ON THE VERGE OF MAKING HIS 3RD MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-START TEAM---

LOOKING GOOD--- WENT 9-- INNINGS - GAVE UP JUST ONE RUN AND STRUCK OUT 12--- SALE GETS THE WIN --- AND IS NOW 8-1 ON THE YEAR--- Return to index of stories...


TWINS YANKEES-POPMON


THE NEW YORK YANKEES. AMERICA'S TEAM. PLAYING AMERICA'S PAST TIME ON AMERICA'S HOLIDAY. SOUND LIKE THE MINNESOTA TWINS. DON'T STAND MUCH OF A CHANCE TODAY. BUT THEN AGAIN. IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER WHEN THEY PLAY. THE TWINS HAVE HAD A HARD TIME BEATING THE YANKEES FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. Return to index of stories...


TWINS YANKEES-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO TARGET FIELD---

YANKEES NOT FOOLING AROUND IN THIS ONE---- JACOBY ELLSBURY-- SERVES ONE TO RIGHT-- 2-RUNS SCORE--- 6-1 YANKEES IN THE SECOND---

TWINS WOULD RALLY---- BUT FALL A RUN SHORT-- 6-5 -- IS THE FINAL Return to index of stories...


RAYS TIGERS-VOTOPS


SHOWDOWN IN MOTOWN-- RAYS AND TIGERS---

4TH INNING-- EVAN LONGORIA IS FLYING SOLO--- PUTS THAT OUT--- HIS 11TH OF THE YEAR---- 2-0 RAYS---

THEY GO ON TO WIN 6-3--- BUT NOT BEFORE RAYS MANAGER JOE MADDON-- WAS EJECTED FROM THE GAME Return to index of stories...


MARLINS CARDINALS-VOTOPS


MARLINS IN ST. LOUIS--

6TH INNING WE GO--- YADIER MOLINA-- SHOOTS ONE DOWN THE LINE--- JON-CARLOS STANTON CAN'T SQUEEZE IT--- ONE RUN SCORES---

CARDINALS UP 2-0 -- THEY HANG ON FROM THERE -- 3-2 Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-POPMON


THE BEAUTIFUL GAME JUST TOOK AN UGLY TWIST --- FOR THE GOOD PEOPLE OF THE BRAZIL--- THEIR STAR FORWARD--- NEYMAR--- NO MORE--- HE WILL MISS THE REST OF THE WORLD CUP --- NEYMAR FRACTURED HIS VERTIBRE AFTER TAKING KNEE TO THE BACK -- DURING THEIR MATCH WITH COLUBIA TODAY---- Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-VOTOPS


NOT ALL BAD NEWS FOR BRAZIL -- LET'S GO TO THEIR MATCH WITH COLUMBIA

L--- 2ND HALF BRAZIL PUTS THIS GAME ON ICE -- SWEET GOAL BY DAVID LUIZ-- FUN TO WATCH-- AND THEN HE RUNS AROUND LIKE A CRAZY PERSON-- 2-0 BRAZIL

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GERMANY FRANCE-VOTOPS


BRAZIL -- WILL PLAY THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH -- FRANCE AND GERMANY---

1ST HALF-- OFF THE FREE KICK-- MATS HUMMELS --- FINDS THE NET WITH THE BACK OF HIS HEAD--- THAT PUT GERMANY UP 1-0

---- AND THAT WAS IT--- GERMANY OFF TO THE WORLD CUP SEMI FINALS FOR THE 4TH STRAIGHT TIME--- Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS


FROM BRAZIL TO LONDON---

WHERE WE ARE HEADING FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN IN HE MEN'S FINALS----

NOVAK DJOKOVIC WILL FACE-- ROGER FEDERER-- IN THE FINALS ON SUNDAY---

IT WILL BE THEIR 35TH MEETING-- BUT THIS WILL ONLY BE THEIR SECOND TIME IN A GRAND SLAM FINAL Return to index of stories...


WIMBLEDON-SOTTOPS


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ROSS CHASTAIN-POPMON


ROSS CHASTAIN HAS BEEN LIVING LIFE IN THE FAST LANE SINCE HE WAS JUST A LITTLE GUY. RACING. SMALL CARS AROUND DIRT TRACKS. AT THE AGE OF 12. WELL ROSS. LIKE HIS CAR. IS ALL GROWN UP. AND THE TRACK IS NO LONGER DIRT.IT'S THE PAVEMENT. OF NASCAR'S NATIONWIDE SERIES. Return to index of stories...


ROSS CHASTAIN-VOTOPS


CHASTAIN STARTED 33RD IN HIS THIRD NATIONWIDE SERIES RACE. THE SUBWAY FIRECRACKER 250.

-----HE'D FINISH 29TH. JUST AVOIDING BEING PART OF A WRECK LATE. AS BRENDAN SPINS OUT.

-------WHEN DUST SETTLE. KASEY KAHNE. JUST EDGING OUT REGAN SMITH TO WIN AT DAYTONA. Return to index of stories...


JAYLEN WATKINS-VOTOPS


CAPE CORAL GRAD JAYLEN WATKINS IS BACK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GETTING READY FOR HIS ROOKIE SEASON IN THE NFL----

--- HE WAS DRAFTED IN THE 4TH ROUND BY THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES---

--- IRONICALLY HE WILL BE BATTLING -- FELLOW CAPE CORAL GRAD--- NATE ALLEN FOR PLAYING TIME IN THE EAGLES DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD---- Return to index of stories...


JAYLEN WATKINS-SOTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP--- BOXING---

THEY CALL THIS GUY SERGEY THE SURGEON--- HE' SO GOOD HE CAN PUNCH HIMSELF DURNG A BOUT----

GETS HIT TWICE---- ONCE BY HIS OPPONENT AND BY HIMSELF--- Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

NOT JUST GARAGE SALE FODDER.

THE SIX-THOUSAND-DOLLAR V-C-R!

STAY RIGHT THERE. Return to index of stories...


VCR MONEY-VO


A MAN IN WASHINGTON STATE *THOUGHT* HE WAS HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT --

WHEN HE DECIDED TO DROP OFF AN OLD V-C-R AT A RECYCLING FACILITY RECENTLY.

BUT HE KNEW HE'D MADE A MISTAKE WHEN HE TOLD HIS MOTHER ABOUT IT --

AND HER FACE TURNED WHITE.

TURNS OUT TODD HWANG'S MOM WAS SECRETLY STORING. SIX-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THAT ELECTRONIC ARTIFACT.

AFTER HOURS OF SEARCHING THROUGH 12 TONS OF STUFF --

THEY FOUND THE V-C-R AND THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


VCR MONEY-SOTVO


#Mike Szanyi

#Green Planet recycling

she was ready to crawl into the truck on Monday morning and go through on her own!

#Todd Hwang

#Took VCR To Recycling Center

she told us and we were all freaking out as a family

AFTER HOURS OF SEARCHING THROUGH 12 TONS OF STUFF --

THEY FOUND THE V-C-R AND THE MONEY.

THEY'RE KEEPING THE CASH AND STILL PLAN TO RECYCLE THE V-C-R. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...