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DIRECTORS PAGE LOST CELL PHONE UPDATE-2SH-SOTVO
HEADLINES- LOST CELL PHONE UPDATE-SOTVO
HL 1) LEHIGH RIDE ALONG-VOTOPS NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) PB DRONE FIREWORKS-VOTOPS TEASE TWO---------
HL 3) RED WHITE AND BOOM-VOTOPS TZ2 WEEKEND BOATING TIPS-VOTOPS
ARTHUR LATEST-CLIP TZ2 DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-VOTOPS
ARTHUR LATEST-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
ARTHUR LATEST-SOTVO-OC WEATHER-PWC
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
LEHIGH FD RIDE ALONG-2SH-VO PB DRONE FIREWORKS-trxVOTOPS
LEHIGH FD RIDE ALONG-SOTVO MIROMAR FIREWORKS-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP WEEKEND BOATING TIPS-2SH-VO
BEACH WATER DAMAGE-SSTOPS-OC WEEKEND BOATING TIPS-SOTVO
RIP CURRENT RISK-OTS-VO DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-trxVOTOPS-SS(2)
BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS CALIFORNIA CHICKEN LINKED TO SALMONELLA-OTS-VO
FMB ALGAE-trxVOTOPS GAS PRICES-OTS-CG(2)
LETTER TO DAN A HUGHES-OC-VIDBOX-OC DISCOUNTS ON 4TH OF JULY-trxVOTOPS
RED WHITE AND BOOM-TC-VO FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-VOTOPS
RED WHITE AND BOOM-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
NAPLES PARADE-VOTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
FMB PARADE-NATVOTOPS TZ3 A-VO-DISS
FREEDOM SWIM-VOTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FREEDOM SWIM-SOTVO GERMANY FRANCE-VOTOPS
TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP WORLD CUP-POPMON
ROAD CLOSURES-OTS-CG(2) WORLD CUP-VOTOPS
DRUNK DRIVING-2SH WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS
FLAG GUY HIT AND RUN-OTS-VO WIMBLEDON-SOTTOPS
FLAG GUY HIT AND RUN-SOTVO TWINS YANKEES-POPMON
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP TWINS YANKEES-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- MIRACLE STONE CRABS-CGTOPS
TZ1 FMPD PATROLS TONIGHT-VOTOPS JAYLEN WATKINS-VOTOPS
TZ1 LOST CELL PHONE UPDATE-VOTOPS JAYLEN WATKINS-SOTOPS
FLORIDA OFFICER SHOT-trxVOTOPS ROSS CHASTAIN-VOTOPS
FMPD PREPARING FOR 4TH-TC-SOT-TC FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
CREDIT CARD THEFT-OTS-SS(2) GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
SHOPLIFTING AND DRUGS-SSTOPS-OC  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-


ABC-7 CAMERAS TAKE YOU ALONG FOR A RIDE WITH THE BUSIEST FIRE DISTRICT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AN INSIDE LOOK INTO WHAT CREWS ARE DOING, TO KEEP FAMILY SAFE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

PLUS --

IT'S FIREWORKS --

LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

THE MUST-SEE VIDEO -- STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND --

IT'S THE BIGGEST 4-TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

THE ENTERTAINMENT --

THE FOOD --

ALL AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S BIG SHOW.

THE NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) LEHIGH RIDE ALONG-VOTOPS


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HL 2) PB DRONE FIREWORKS-VOTOPS


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HL 3) RED WHITE AND BOOM-VOTOPS


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ARTHUR LATEST-CLIP


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ARTHUR LATEST-VOTOPS


MORE THAN 40-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE STILL WITHOUT POWER TONIGHT ON NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS.

HURRICANE ARTHUR SWEPT ACROSS THE ISLANDS LAST NIGHT --

AS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE.

IT PACKED 100 MILE AN HOUR WINDS --

AND EVEN TORNADOS.

BUT --

ONLY INFLICTED MINOR DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR LATEST-SOTVO-OC


093442 this is actually been a very good day ahh. there've been no

casualties or serious injuries reported and that was our #1 goal and that

puts big smile on all our faces

TONIGHT --

ARTHUR IS HEADED NORTH -- AS A CAT-ONE STORM TRACKING PARELLEL TO NEW ENGLAND.

STORMWARN-7 METEOROLOGIST -- DAVID HECKARD -- IS TRACKING ARTHUR'S LATEST MOVES RIGHT NOW.

HE'LL SHOW YOU THE PATH IN 15 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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LEHIGH FD RIDE ALONG-2SH-VO


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS NOT A HOLIDAY FOR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

THEY'RE BUSY TODAY.

ABC-7 UNCOVERED WHY FIREFIGHTERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAY THEY'LL LIKELY BE BUSIER THIS FOURTH OF JULY THAN IN YEARS PAST.

WE RODE ALONG WITH LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTERS TODAY.

LEHIGH IS THE LARGEST AND BUSIEST FIRE DEPARTMENT IN LEE COUNTY.

OUR REPORTER -- HOLLIE HOJEK -- WAS THERE AS FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO THEIR FIRST FIREWORKS RELATED CALL THIS MORNING --

A BRUSH FIRE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FD RIDE ALONG-SOTVO


Chad Ketron, Acting Battalion Chief Lehigh Acres Fire District

:48:49 we were actually lucky today because if it was in heavier fuel it could have been a lot

worse."

THE DISTRICT SAYS BECAUSE THE HOLIDAY FALLS ON A FRIDAY THIS YEAR--

THEY COULD BE BUSIER THAN IN THE PAST.

MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE CALLS ON THE 4TH OF JULY ARE HAPPENING NOW -- BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GRILLING OUT AND WILL SOON START SETTING OFF FIREWORKS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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BEACH WATER DAMAGE-SSTOPS-OC


THE SEARCH IS ON FOR DRIVER WHO TOOK OFF --

AFTER CRASHING INTO A FORT MYERS BEACH FIRE HYDRANT.

YOU SEE THE FLOODING THAT CAUSED.

ADD IT UP --

25 GRAND IN DAMAGE ON ESTERO BOULEVARD.

IF YOU SEE BLACK CAR WITH FRONT-END DAMAGE --

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


RIP CURRENT RISK-OTS-VO


AN ABC7 WARNING TONIGHT -

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS BEACHES FROM LEE COUNTY UP TO PINELLAS COUNTY ARE SEEING DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

THOSE CAN PULL SWIMMERS AWAY FROM THE SHORE AND OUT INTO THE GULF.

REMEMBERS -- IF YOU'RE IN A RIP CURRENT DON'T FIGHT IT.

YOU WANT TO SWIM PARRALLEL TO THE SHORE UNTIL YOU'RE OUT OF THE CURRENT. Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS


AS YOU'RE OUT BOATING THIS WEEKEND -

YOU'LL NOTICE HEAVY CONSTRUCTION ALONG SOME LEE COUNTY BEACHES.

WORKERS ARE ADDING SAND TO BONITA BEACH.

AN UNDERWATER PIPELINE RUNS FROM LOVERS KEY SOUTH ALONG THE SHORELINE TO BONITA.

BOATERS NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT PIPE.

COUNTY LEADERS SAY THE WORK WILL NOT IMPACT PEOPLE HEADING TO THE BEACH.

WORKERS WILL SHUT DOWN 500 FEET OF THE BEACH AT A TIME. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE-trxVOTOPS


ALSO IN LEE COUNTY --

ALGAE BLOOMS WERE SPOTTED THIS WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS.

WE CHECKED.

YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE IT.

BUT BEACHGOERS SAY YOU DO FEEL THE SLIME BRUSH UP AGAINST YOU.

IT'S STILL SAFE TO GO IN THE WATER.

RESEARCHERS SAY LAST YEAR'S LAKE OKEECHOBEE RELEASES COULD HAVE CAUSED THIS. Return to index of stories...


LETTER TO DAN A HUGHES-OC-VIDBOX-OC


NEW AT 7 --

THE DAN-A-HUGHES COMPANY IS RESPONDING TO A LIST OF DEMANDS THAT THE STATE GAVE THE DRILLING COMPANY.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION MADE THIS LIST --

FOR THE COMPANY CONTROVERSIALLY DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT INCLUDES THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS --

TESTIFYING BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION --

PROVIDING A GROUNDWATER MONITORING PLAN --

AND STATUS REPORTS EVERY TEN DAYS.

THE COMPANY HAS UNTIL JULY 15-TH TO OFFICIALLY RESPOND --

OR THE AGENCY WILL TAKE REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

PUBLICALLY, THEY SAID THEY WERE SUPRRISED BY THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-TC-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW -

A HUGE CROWD IS GATHERED IN CAPE CORAL FOR THE CITY'S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION.

ITS RED WHITE AND BOOM TIME!

DOZENS OF VENDORS -

FOUR BANDS -

AND TONS OF ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN --

LET'S NOT FORET THE FIREWORKS --

THE EVENT ALMOST DIDNT HAPPEN THIS YEAR -

A NEW SPONSOR STEPPED IN TO MAKE SURE THE SHOW WOULD GO ON. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-SOTVO


Katie fellor

Cape Coral

27:32 27:39

I would have been devastated I would have been hurt. I come out here every year I wait for it this is my favorite holiday I look forward to coming to red white and boom

RED WHITE AND BOOM HAS THE LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FIREWORKS START AT 9-30. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PARADE-VOTOPS


THE PARTY IS STILL GOING STRONG IN NAPLES.

IT ALL STARTED TODAY WITH THE ANNUAL PARADE THROUGH DOWNTOWN.

THEN TONIGHT -- FIREWORKS WILL EXPLODE IN THE SKY.

THE SHOW STARTS AT 9-15 AT THE NAPLES PIER. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARADE-NATVOTOPS


nats of parade

THOUSANDS BRAVED THE HOT SUN AND LINED ESTERO BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS BEACH THIS MORNING.

THEIR ANNUAL PARADE FEATURED MUSCLE CARS AND BEADS. Return to index of stories...


FREEDOM SWIM-VOTOPS


IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY --

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS STARTED WITH A SPLASH.

THE 23-RD ANNUAL FREEDOM SWIM ACROSS THE PEACE RIVER KICKED OFF INDEPENDENCE DAY THIS MORNING.

HUNDREDS OF SWIMMERS AND KAYAKERS MADE THE ONE AND A HALF MILE JOURNEY ACROSS THE RIVER. Return to index of stories...


FREEDOM SWIM-SOTVO


"it's a good time to see people and enjoy the harbor, it's unbelievable how calm it is out there when you're in the middle of the Peace River."

ORGANIZERS SAY THE FIRST SWIMMER ACROSS MADE THE TRIP IN 33 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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ROAD CLOSURES-OTS-CG(2)


A NUMBER OF ROADS ARE CLOSING TONIGHT FOR EVENTS.

IN FORT MYERS --

STREETS ALONG THE RIVER DISTRICT WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR THE FREEDOM FEST AND ART WALK.

THAT RUNS FROM FIVE UNTIL 11 TONIGHT.

THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE WILL CLOSE AGAIN TONIGHT TOO --

FROM 930 UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

IN NAPLES --

SUGDEN REGIONAL PARK IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

IN PUNTA GORDA.

LAISHLEY MARINA BOAT RAMP WILL SHUT DOWN FROM 8-30 TO 9-30 TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVING-2SH


TODAY IS THE WORST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR DEADLY CAR CRASHES.

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ASSOCIATION, 40 PERCENT OF ALL HIGHWAY DEATHS WERE CAUSED BY DRUNK DRIVING OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


FLAG GUY HIT AND RUN-OTS-VO


MEANTIME --

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL IS STILL SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE WHO HIT A MAN ON AN A-T-V.

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 28-YEAR-OLD RONY PICHILLA WAS PLACING TINY AMERICAN FLAGS ALONG THE MEDIAN OF GRAND LELY DRIVE YESTERDAY.

A WOMAN DRIVING A WHITE S-U-V CAME UP BEHIND HIM. AND RAMMED INTO THE BACK HIS ATV.

THEN THE WOMAN TOOK OFF. Return to index of stories...


FLAG GUY HIT AND RUN-SOTVO


Saeger Olsen -- Naples

9:26:14 "Right before Fourth of July, you know, just trying to do something patriotic, and someone just comes up behind him and hits him and takes off. it just blows my mind." 9:26:22

PICHILLA WAS LATER TAKEN TO NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.

TROOPERS ARE ASKING NEIGHBORS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A WHITE CHEVY OR G-M-C S-U-V WITH DAMAGE TO ITS FRONT END. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE STEPPING UP THEIR PATROLS TONIGHT.

NEXT ON 7 --

THE ONE THING THEY'RE SPECIFICALLY ASKING YOU NOT TO DO.

PLUS --

THE DESPERATE PLEA FROM THIS LEE COUNTY MOTHER --

HER STOLEN CELL PHONE --

AND THE PRECIOUS PICTURES -- THAT COULD BE GONE FOREVER.

HER STORY -- COMING UP.

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TZ1 FMPD PATROLS TONIGHT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 LOST CELL PHONE UPDATE-VOTOPS


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FLORIDA OFFICER SHOT-trxVOTOPS


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.

THE MAN GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND STARTED SHOOTING --

THE OFFICER FIRED BACK.

THE COP WAS HIT BUT SHOULD RECOVER.

THE MAN INSIDE THE CAR WAS KILLED.

AND IT TURNS OUT --

HE WAS AN OFF-DUTY FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE DETECTIVE. Return to index of stories...


FMPD PREPARING FOR 4TH-TC-SOT-TC


HERE IN FORT MYERS --

OFFICERS TELL ABC-7 THEY'RE GEARING UP FOR A BUSY NIGHT.

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

COPS PLAN ON STEPPING UP PATROLS --

LOOKING FOR DRUNK DRIVERS.

THEY'RE ALSO ASKING PEOPLE NOT TO FIRE GUNS INTO THE AIR.

IT IS ILLEGAL AND VERY DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


CREDIT CARD THEFT-OTS-SS(2)


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING A WOMAN WHO USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO RACK UP MORE THAN $900 IN CHARGES.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

THIS IS THE WOMAN POLICE SAY STOLE A WALLET OUT OF A MANS CAR TUESDAY NIGHT.

IF YOU KNOW ANTHING ABOUT THIS CRIME. YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS IMMEDIATLY. Return to index of stories...


SHOPLIFTING AND DRUGS-SSTOPS-OC


POLICE IN CAPE CORAL ARRESTED THESE TWO PEOPLE -- ACCUSED OF SHOPLIFTING AT A PUBLX ON CAPE CORAL PARKWAY.

DEPUTIES SAY -- DANIELLE TUFANO AND JASON NEIDIGH WERE FOUND WITH STOLEN ITEMS FROM ADDITIONAL BURGLARIES.

THEY SAY -- THE PAIR WAS HITTING OTHER PUBLIX LOCATIONS IN THE CITY.

BY STEALING ITEMS -- THEN ATTEMPTING TO RETURN THEM FOR CASH. Return to index of stories...


LOST CELL PHONE UPDATE-2SH-SOTVO


A VETERAN AND A GRIEVING MOTHER NEEDS YOUR HELP, NOW MORE THAN EVER.

HER PHONE WAS STOLEN FROM A LEHIGH ACRES WALMART TWO WEEKS AGO.

ON THE PHONE --

WERE PICTURES OF HER 12-YEAR-OLD SON --

WHO LOST HIS BATTLE WITH BRAIN CANCER LAST NIGHT.

TONIGHT -- STRANGERS ARE OFFERING HUDREDS OF DOLLARS IN REWARDS TO GET IT BACK.

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 500 DOLLARS TO WHOEVER STOLEN THE PHONE --

JUST GIVE IT BACK AND YOU'LL GET THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


LOST CELL PHONE UPDATE-SOTVO


Maria Maldonado, Ethan's Mother

21:20:58-21:21:08 "You big jerk. Just give me the phone. I don't care. I'm not going to prosecute. You know, nothing is going to become of you. Just turn it in somewhere and give me my phone."-

SUPPORTERS PLAN TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT ON MONDAY.

THEY'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET THE MONEY TO WHOEVER STOLE THE PHONE.

WE'LL BE SURE TO UPDATE YOU WITH ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


A STERN WARNING BY THE U-S COAST GUARD, TONIGHT.

FOLLOW THE RULES --

OR PAY THE PRICE.

THE TIPS YOU'LL NEED, WHILE BOATING THIS WEEKEND.

PLUS --

THIS POPULAR FIREWORK THAT KIDS LOVE -- COULD BE THE MOST DANGEROUS TOO.

THE SCARE ABOUT SPARKLERS -- AND THE STAGGERING STATS WE DUG UP.

THAT'S NEXT, ON 7. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 WEEKEND BOATING TIPS-VOTOPS


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TZ2 DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


HOT 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

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.

Rain showers and thunderstorms have been elusive for the past few days and this forth of July afternoon is no exception. All the rain showers and thunderstorms are deep inland thanks to the persistent southwest steering winds. A few showers may pop up in the Gulf of Mexico this evening and drift onshore; however, I don't expect to track a lot of showers and most all the fireworks shows should go off without any weather problems.

Looking to Saturday and Sunday, the forecast calls for a few more afternoon storms to track each day. 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...


PB DRONE FIREWORKS-trxVOTOPS


MUST-SEE VIDEO RIGHT HERE.

IT TAKES YOU INTO THE AIR AND INSIDE A FIREWORKS SHOW.

A DRONE FLEW INTO THE PERFORMANCE, WITH A GO-PRO CAMERA STRAPPED TO IT.

IT GAVE WHAT FOR MOST OF US WAS A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN LOOK AT A FIREWORKS SHOW -- THIS ONE IN WEST PALM BEACH. Return to index of stories...


MIROMAR FIREWORKS-VOTOPS


FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS ALSO STARTED A DAY EARLY IN ESTERO.

TENS OF THOUSANDS GATHERED 15TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE EVE FIREWORKS SHOW AT THE MIROMAR OUTLETS AND GERMAIN ARENA. Return to index of stories...


WEEKEND BOATING TIPS-2SH-VO


THOUSANDS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS ARE EXPECTED TO HIT THE WATER THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

BUT TONIGHT --

THE U-S COAST GUARD IS URGING BOATERS TO STAY SAFE WHILE HAVING FUN.

IN ADDITION TO HAVING LIFEJACKETS --

THE COAST GUARD SAYS ITS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A FLOAT PLAN.

THAT MEANS -- TELLING OTHER PEOPLE WHERE YOU'RE BOATING AND FOR HOW LONG. Return to index of stories...


WEEKEND BOATING TIPS-SOTVO


George Beltran -- US Coast Guard

11:13:55 "If you happen to use them when you're not in distress, the Coast Guard will go out, we will respond. and thats also taking away from people that actually are in distress." 11:14:06

THE COAST GUARD IS ALSO REMINDING BOATERS TO USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT BEFORE GOING OUT ON THE WATER.

IF YOU'RE TOO DRUNK TO DRIVE A CAR, THEN YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN'T BE BOATING. Return to index of stories...


DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-trxVOTOPS-SS(2)


WHEN YOU LIGHT OFF FIREWORKS TONIGHT --

WATCH OUT FOR SPARKLERS

ACCORDING TO THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION --

ABOUT 23-HUNDRED PEOPLE GOT HURT PLAYING WITH SPARKLERS LAST YEAR.

COMPARE THAT TO ONLY 300 BY BOTTLE ROCKETS.

EIGHT PEOPLE DIED LAST YEAR IN FIREWORK ACCIDENTS

AND ON YOUR SCREEN --

WE'RE SHOWING YOU SOME OF THE INJURIES INCLUDING WHICH PARTS OF THE BODY WERE HURT.

HANDS SUFFERED THE WORST AND THE MOST COMMON INJURY -- A BURN. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA CHICKEN LINKED TO SALMONELLA-OTS-VO


BEFORE YOU FIRE UP THE GRILL TONIGHT --

THERE'S A WARNING ABOUT CONTAMINATED CHICKEN.

THE U-S-D-A SAYS IT FOUND A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN A CHICKEN BREAST FROM FOSTER

FARMS TO A STRAIN OF SALMONELLA THAT'S MADE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SICK.

THE COMPANY HAS ISSUED A RECALL FOR 170 DIFFERENT CHICKEN PRODUCTS THAT CAME FROM ITS FRESNO PLANT IN MARCH.

RIGHT NOW-

FLORIDA IS NOT EFFECTED. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES-OTS-CG(2)


THE ROADS ARE BUSY WITH TRAVELERS, TONIGHT.

AND YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY MORE AT THE PUMP.

ACCORDING TO GAS-BUDDY-DOT-COM --

THE AVERAGE IN CAPE CORAL TODAY IS HOVERING AROUND 3-64.

IT'S 5 CENTS MORE THAN THE AVERAGE IN FLORIDA.

ACROSS THE U-S A GALLON OF REGULAR GAS IS GOING FOR 3-66.

THIS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GAS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY SINCE 2008. Return to index of stories...


DISCOUNTS ON 4TH OF JULY-trxVOTOPS


INDEPENDENCE DAY IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO GET DISCOUNTS ON ITEMS THAT ARE STILL IN SEASON.

REATAILERS ARE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING SEASON.

SO THEY ARE LOOKING TO CLEAR OUT INVENTORY OF SUMMER ITEMS. Return to index of stories...


FREE ADMISSION NAPLES ZOO-VOTOPS


MILITARY MEMBERS AND VETERANS CAN GET IN FREE AT THE NAPLES ZOO, STARTING TODAY!

PLUS OTHERS IN YOUR PARTY GET TWO DOLLARS OFF ADMISSION.

THIS GOES THROUGH MONDAY JULY 7TH. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


4TH OF JULY-- NOT JUST ABOUT AMERICA-- WE HEAD TO BRAZIL FOR THE WORLD CUP AND LONDON FOR WIMBLEDON---

PLUS--- JOEY CHESTNUT--- GOT SOME INSPIRATION-- BEFORE HE ATE A MILLION HOTDOGS TODAY--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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GERMANY FRANCE-VOTOPS


NOTHING SAYS FOURTH OF JULY QUITE LIKE A SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN GERMANY AND FRANCE---

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...


WORLD CUP-POPMON


WITH THE WORLD CUP---- COMES BETTTING. A LOT OF BETTING. WE WILL SPEND 10 BILLION DOLLARS MAKING WAGERS ON THIS YEAR'S CUP. FROM HOW MANY RED CARDS WILL BE GIVEN. TO HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL CRY----. BUT PERHAPS--- THE SAFEST BET--- IS TO PUT MONEY ON BRAZIL--- THEY'VE WON 5 WORLD CUPS ALREADY-- AND THEY ARE THE HOST COUNTRY Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-VOTOPS


BRAZIL TAKING ON COLUMBIA ----

AND THE BRAZILIANS WERE NOT WASTING ANYTIME-- OFF THE CORNER KICK--- THIAGO SILVA---- GETS LOOSE IN THE BOX--- 6 MINUTES IN-- 1-0 BRAZIL---

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WIMBLEDON-VOTOPS


FROM BRAZIL TO LONDON--- AND THE SEMI-FINALS AT WIMBLEDON----

GRIGOR DIMITROV--- WAS FRUSTRATING NOVAK DJOKOVIC-- TODAY---

BUT NOVAK-- EVENTUALLY GOT IT TOGETHER-- WINNING IN 4 SETS---

SO DJOKOVIC-- MOVING ON TO THE FINALS TO FACE-- ROGER FEDERER---

FEDERER--- TOOK CARE OF MILOS IN STRAIGHT SETS---

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WIMBLEDON-SOTTOPS


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TWINS YANKEES-POPMON


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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---

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MIRACLE STONE CRABS-CGTOPS


THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE -- HAD 3 HITS TODAY--- BUT THEY MADE THEM COUNT----

MIRACLE WIN 6-1 OVER CHARLOTTE -- THANKS IN PART TO ADAM BRETT WALKERS GRAND SLAM-- HIS 3RD OF THE YEAR--- 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--- JOINING FELLOW CAPE CORAL GRAD-- NATE ALLEN---- IN THE EAGLES DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD---

--- JAYLEN SAYS -- ADJUSTING TO LIFE IN THE BIG LEAGUES IS TOUGH-- SO HAVING A FRIENDLY FACE IN THE LOCKERROOM CERTAINLY HELPS Return to index of stories...


JAYLEN WATKINS-SOTOPS


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ROSS CHASTAIN-VOTOPS


ALVA NATIVE-- ROSS CHASTAIN WILL BE BEHIND THE WHEEL TONIGHT AT THE SUBWAY FIRERCRACKER 250--- AS PART OF NASCARS-- NATIONWIDE SERIES---

CHASTAIN WILL BE DRIVING IN HIS BACK UP CAR-- AFTER A WRECK DURING QUALIFYING---

-- HE WILL RACE FROM THE 33RD POSITION--- Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP CONEY ISLAND---

LET'S EAT SOME HOTDOGS. HOW ABOUT 61 OF THEM.

JOEY CHESTNUT. DOES IT AGAIN. WINS THE NATHANS HOTDOG EATING CONTEST FOR THE 8TH YEAR IN A ROW.

TODAY HE PUT DOWN 61--- WHICH IS NOT A RECORD -- BUT IT IS DISGUSTING--

BY THE WAY--- CHESTNUT -- PROPOSED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND BEFORE THE CONTEST--- SHE SAID YES -- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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