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ANCHOR SUPERS SUN SMART EYES-TC MON
HEADLINES------------- SUN SMART EYES-SOTVO-CG
HL1) CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-LIVE CARS AND BACK PROBLEMS-OC-VO-VIDBOX
HL2) ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-VO-WIPE TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HL3) NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER KIDS PHONE TZ4 A TARGET GUNS-VO-WIPE
WX HL-WX WALL TZ4 B FREE POT FOR THE POOR-VOTOPS-WIPE
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TZ4 C ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VOTOPS
CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-2 SH -ANIBOX CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-REM LIVE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-VO-SS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-SOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-REM LIVE TS1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-VOTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP TS2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS
ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-POP VO TS3) FMB BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS
ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-PKG DEVELOPING CLIP-OPEN
ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-OC HOT CAR DEATH GA-2 SHOT
PHOENIX DUST STORM-TRX-VOTOPS HOT CAR DEATH GA-PKG
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO
OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-VO CHRISTIE VETOES BILL TO LIMIT GUN MAGAZINE CAPACIT
MELISSA SMITH GETS 8 MONTHS-OC-SS-VO TARGET GUNS-VO
HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-OC SS VO-WIPE TARGET GUNS-(2SOTVO)
F 35 GROUNDED IN FL-VO FREE POT FOR THE POOR-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP NC BAR SIGN-VOTOPS
AIRPORT SECURITY-OTS VO FLORIDA ORPHAN OUSTED-VO
POLL AMERICANS MIXED ON OBAMA'S IRAQ DECISIONS-VOT ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VO
VA HEALTHCARE-OC NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN LINKED TO SALMONELLA-VO OH SAY CAN YOU SING-2-SHOT
JOBS REPORT-VO OH SAY CAN YOU SING-PKG
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP NY HOT DOG CONTEST-TRX VOTOPS
OBAMA IMMIGRATION-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
MALIA OBAMA BIRTHDAY-TRX-VOTOPS TZ5 A DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 B HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON BOOK SALES-VOTOPS
TZ1 A NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER KIDS PHON WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER KIDS PHONES-2-S CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER KIDS PHONES-PKG FORECAST-WX WALL
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 A LETTER TO DAN A HUGHS-VO NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-POP
TZ2 B FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-VO NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-PKG
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST GOOGLE ELIMINATES PORN ADS-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL AMAZON TOP RETAILER-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP DISCOUNTS ON 4TH OF JULY-TRX-VOTOPS
LETTER TO DAN A HUGHS-OC-CG-OC DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-2SH-SS(2)
STOLEN PHONE UPDATE-VO FIREWORKS SCROLL-2SH CG
CAPE BANK ROBBERY-SSTOPS(3) HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON BOOK SALES-VO
LEE COUNTY GAS SKIMMER-OC-OTS GLEE FANS CHRIS COLFER STAYS-VO
BONITA FDOT STUDY STOPPED-VO BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-TRX-NATSVOTOPS
FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-OTS-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP TS1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-VOTOPS
BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS TS2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS
FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-EBOX-VO TS3) FMB BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS 4) MIROMAR FIREWORKS-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ3 A DRIVING WHEN DROWSY-VO-WIPE FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
TZ3 B CARS AND BACK PROBLEMS-VOTOPS CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


AND THE LATEST ON ARTHUR

THE STORM MAKING LANDFALL OVERNIGHT AS A CAT 2 HURRICANE.

HOW IT'S CHANGING 4TH OF JULY PLANS FOR THE EAST COAST.

AND PUT THE PHONE DOWN

PARENTS IF YOU'RE TIRED OF TELLING YOUR TEEN TO PAY ATTENTION DURING DINNER

THIS IS THE INVENTION FOR YOU. HOW TO GET AN HOUR OF FAMILY TIME WITHOUT DISTRACITONS. Return to index of stories...


HL1) CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-LIVE


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HL2) ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-VO-WIPE


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HL3) NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER KIDS PHONE


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-2 SH -ANIBOX


HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING. I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE.I'M ROB EVANS.

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

CAPE CORAL'S RED, WHITE AND BOOM.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE NOW CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE DAY

ABC-7'S GEORGE SOLIS JOINS US LIVE RIGHT NOW WITH A PREVIEW.

GOOD MORNING GEORGE! Return to index of stories...


CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-REM LIVE


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

THINGS CERTAINLY SHAKING NOW OUT HERE-

THE FREEDOM 5K JUST WRAPPED UP AS YOU CAN SEE QUITE THE TURNOUT! Return to index of stories...


CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-VO-SS


ALL PART OF THE CAPE'S RED WHITE AND BOOM CELEBRATION.

EVERYTHING TODAY- OF COURSE ALL ABOUT PATRIOTIC PRIDE

WHICH IS WHY JUST BEFORE THE START OF RACE WE HAD THIS HELICOPTER FLYOVER.

THE RUNNERS OF COURSE ALL DECKED OUT IN RED WHITE AND BLUE.

THIS WAS A TOUGH COURSE-

TWO INCLINES AND A LOT OF HEAT

BOTH THE MALE AND FEMALE TOP FINISHERS WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE

RUN IN UNDER 20 MINUTES.

OF COURSE THIS IS ONLY THE START OF A MUCH BIGGER CELEBRATION THAT

WILL BE TAKING PLACE TODAY Return to index of stories...


CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-SOT


"4th of July is just one of those events that we have to do. It's

very important to the nation and it draws us together, it's one of the

celebrations that has to happen" Todd King, Cape Coral Special Events

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CAPE CLOSURE & FESTIVITIES-REM LIVE


THE CAPE CORAL PARKWAY BRIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED-

THE FIREWORKS SLATED TO BEGIN AT 930

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-POP VO


` HURRICANE ARTHUR IS CONTINUING TO MOVE UP ALONG THE EAST COAST--- POST PONING OR CANCELING MANY 4TH OF JULY EVENTS.

ARTHUR IS NOW A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE.

ABC'S DAVID KERLEY IS IN NAGS HEAD NORTH CAROLINA WITH THE LATEST ON THE STORM. Return to index of stories...


ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-PKG


OVERNIGHT ARTHUR MAKING LANDFALL ON NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS-WITH

WHIPPING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 100 MPH AND BATTERING RAINS

Nats / winds -

SPARKS FLYING AS TRANSFORMERS FLAREDLEAVING ENTIRE TOWNS WITHOUT POWER.

I WAS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

" It's just not the wind and rain coming off the sand it just pelting you in

the face as Arthur pushed everything to the west."

THIS WOMAN'S UMBRELLA DIDN'T STAND A CHANCE.

THE STORM, ALSO BRINGING WIDESPREAD FLOODING -CARS CREEPING ALONG HIGHWAYS

AND SOME DRIVERS FORCED TO PULL OVER.

"this is what a category 2 Arthur feels like, it's a hundred mph winds and

it's the leading edge of this storm."

IN THE THICK OF THE STORM-A REPORTED TORNADO. TEARING THROUGH ROSE HILL,

NORTH CAROLINA. SEVERAL HOMES -DAMAGED.THIS MAN'S CEILING COLLAPSING JUST

AS HE GOT HIS FAMILY OUT OF THE WAY.

SOT: Jose Trejo/Tornado Victim

"The first thing that went through my mind was to get my kids"

WITH ARTHUR MOVING UP THE COAST AND MORE THAN 400 MILES WIDE FOLKS ARE

BRACING FOR IMPACT

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ARTHUR MAKES LANDFALL-OC


THAT WAS DAVID KERLEY WITH THAT REPORT.

ARTHUR IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AS IT TRAVELS NORTHWARD, DUMPING RAIN ALONG THE EAST COAST.

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR COASTAL AREAS OF VIRGINIA AND AS FAR NORTH AS CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS. Return to index of stories...


PHOENIX DUST STORM-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK THIS LARGE DUST STORM THAT HIT PHOENIX.

FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN GROUNDED AT THE MAIN AIRPORT IN PHOENIX.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS TRAVELING ON AREA ROADWAYS ARE DANGEROUS.

DRIVERS ASKED TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, TURN OFF THEIR LIGHTS AND WAIT FOR THE STORM TO PASS IF THEY GET CAUGHT IN THE DUST.

THE WEATHER SERVICE IS PREDICTING A 30 TO 35 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN FOR TODAY. Return to index of stories...


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OPERATION SUMMER HEAT-VO


66-ARRESTS --

3-HUNDRED-35 DRUG CHARGES IN OPERATION SUMMER HEAT.

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

ALL 66 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN IN ON DRUG RELATED CHARGES.

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

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


MELISSA SMITH GETS 8 MONTHS-OC-SS-VO


A FORMER LEHIGH ACRES DAYCARE OWNER WILL SPEND. EIGHT MONTHS IN JAIL.

AFTER A CHILD DIED ON HER WATCH.

TWO-YEAR-OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD DIED LAST YEAR IN A KIDDIE POOL AT MELISSA SMITH'S HOUSE.

SHE LEFT HIM IN THE POOL WHILE SHE WENT TO THE BATHROOM.

DURING THURSDAY'S SENTENCING. THE BOY'S FAMILY PLEADED FOR THE JUDGE TO SENTENCE SMITH WITH THE MAXIMUM PENALTY. FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.

BUT INSTEAD. EIGHT MONTHS IN JAIL AND FIVE YEARS PROBATION.

THE PUNISHMENT AFTER A CONVICTION ON CHILD NEGLECT AND NEGLIGENCE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARREST-OC SS VO-WIPE


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF FORCING A YOUNG MOTHER TO HAVE SEX WITH PEOPLE.

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

DETECTIVES SAY SHAWN LEWIS MET HIS VICTIM THROUGH FACEBOOK IN 2012.

THEY SAY HE GROOMED HER FOR A MONTH.

THEN STARTED MAKING HER WORK AS AN ESCORT.

FOR FOUR MONTHS. INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TRAFFICKED HER ACROSS SEVEN FLORIDA CITIES.

SHE EVEN WENT TO NEW JERSEY AND NEVADA.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE VICTIM AND HER TWO YEAR OLD CHILD ARE O-K.

THEY'RE CURRENTLY IN A SEX VICTIM RECOVERY PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


F 35 GROUNDED IN FL-VO


ALL F-35'S HAVE BEEN GROUNDED IN FLORIDA WHILE OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE A JUNE 23 RUNWAY FIRE.

IT INVOLVED ONE OF THE FIGHTER JETS AT *EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE.

OFFICIALS SAY THE JET CAUGHT FIRE DURING TAKEOFF.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

THE CAUSE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

THE PENTAGON SAYS THAT ADDITIONAL INSPECTIONS OF F-35 ENGINES HAVE BEEN ORDERED. Return to index of stories...


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AIRPORT SECURITY-OTS VO


THE U-S DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IS STEPPING UP SECURITY FOR SOME FLIGHTS HEADED TO THE U-S FROM EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

HEIGHTENED CONCERNS THAT TERRORISTS ARE DEVELOPING MORE SOPHISTICATED EXPLOSIVES DESIGNED TO AVOID AIRPORT SCREENING.

EXTREMISTS WITH A U-S OR OTHER WESTERN PASSPORT COULD CARRY THE NEW BOMB ONTO A PLANE UNDETECTED BY AIRPORT SECURITY.

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


POLL AMERICANS MIXED ON OBAMA'S IRAQ DECISIONS-VOT


FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH GETS MORE BLAME FOR THE SITUATION IN IRAQ---

BUT AMERICANS HAVE MIXED REACTIONS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HANDLING OF THE WAR-TORN COUNTRY.

A NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL FOUND 58 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS RIGHT TO END THE WAR IN IRAQ.

BUT 55 PERCENT. ALSO SAY THEY DON'T APPROVE OF THE WAY HE'S DEALING WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION THERE.

THE POLL ALSO INDICATES THAT PEOPLE DON'T THINK GETTING INVOLVED IN THE FIGHTING IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST. Return to index of stories...


VA HEALTHCARE-OC


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING IN THE SCANDAL SURROUNDING THE V-A.

THE AGENCY SAYS PATIENT ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE IS IMPROVING.

THE V-A SAYS IT'S REACHED OUT TO NEARLY 140-THOUSAND VETERANS IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS. TO GET THEM OFF WAITING LISTS AND INTO CLINICS FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS A NATIONAL OUTCRY OVER REPORTS OF PATIENT DEATHS AND TREATMENT DELAYS AT V-A FACILITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

The agency says that as of June 15, about 46,000 veterans waited at least 90 days for their first VA medical appointments. That's down from 57,000 who waited more than 90 days as of May 15. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA CHICKEN LINKED TO SALMONELLA-VO


AS EVERYONE PREPARES FOR FOURTH OF JULY COOKOUTS, 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.

FOSTER FARMS ISSUED A RECALL FOR 170 DIFFERENT CHICKEN PRODUCTS THAT CAME FROM ITS FRESNO PLANT IN MARCH.

NO FRESH PRODUCTS CURRENTLY IN GROCERY STORES ARE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


JOBS REPORT-VO


A HISTORIC DAY ON WALL STREET.

THE DOW JONES CLOSED ABOVE 17-THOUSAND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER -- AFTER A STRONG JOBS REPORT.

THE U-S ECONOMY ADDED 288-THOUSAND JOBS IN JUNE -- MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED.

AND UNEMPLOYMENT FELL TO 6-POINT-ONE PERCENT.

IT WAS 6.3 PERCENT IN MAY.

EXPERTS DIDN'T PLAN ON THE DECREASE.

NOW IT'S THE LOWEST IT'S BEEN SINCE SEPTEMBER OF 2008.

ECONOMISTS HAD ESTIMATED 215-THOUSNAD JOBS WERE ADDED.

THE JOB MARKET HAS NOW GAINED AT LEAST 200-THOUSAND JOBS A MONTH FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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OBAMA IMMIGRATION-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HOSTING A NATURALIZATION CEREMONY FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY.

THEY'RE GOING TO EXPERIENCE INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AS AMERICAN CITIZENS.

TWENTY-FIVE ACTIVE-DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS WILL TAKE THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AT A WHITE HOUSE CEREMONY.

THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BLAMING HOUSE REPUBLICANS FOR DELAYING ACTION ON IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL. Return to index of stories...


MALIA OBAMA BIRTHDAY-TRX-VOTOPS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIRTHDAY MALIA OBAMA!

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER IS CELEBRATING HER SWEET 16 TODAY.

PRESIDENTOBAMA MADE NOTE TUESDAY DURING A SPEECH IN WASHINGTON OF MALIA'S UPCOMING INDEPENDENCE DAY BIRTHDAY, WITH THE PRESIDENT SHOWING SOME APPREHENSION AS MALIA BEGINS TO INCH TOWARD ADULTHOOD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


TEENS THESE DAYS --

GETTING THEM TO LOOK AWAY FROM THEIR PHONES CAN BE TOUGH.

BUT GOOD NEWS PARENTS.

THERE'S AN APP -- THAT CAN GIVE THEM A TECHNOLOGY TIMEOUT.

WE''LL TELL YOU HOW THIS APP WORKS AND WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER KIDS PHONES-2-S


PARENTS HOW MANY TIMES A DAY.

DO YOU ASK YOUR KIDS TO GET OFF THEIR PHONES-

EVEN FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES?

WELL NOW THERE'S NOW AN APP FOR THAT.

IT'S CALLED DINNERTIME.

THE NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER THEIR KIDS PHONES.

ABC'S BECKY WORLEY HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


NEW APP GIVES PARENTS CONTROL OVER KIDS PHONES-PKG


nat sot - dinnertime is a happy time for this family, they talk about the

good things that happened in their day

Modern Family Clip

Claire -everybody gadgets down now

Haley - why are you freaking out?

Claire - because you're all so involved in your gizmos no body is even

talking,

FAMILY DINNERS HAVE CHANGED - IN FACT TECHNOLOGY HAS HORNED IN ON ALMOST

EVERY ASPECT OF FAMILY LIFE.

Nat sot - Can you guys please set the table outside?

MEET THE BERNHOLZS: 11 YEAR OLD ELLIE, 14 YEAR OLD CAMERON AND A SLEW OF

DIGITAL DEVICES THAT CAUSE PROBLEMS

SOT/Meg, mother 01:12:27 - the phone is getting 80% of their attention and

you're getting 20

SOT/Dennis, father 01:05:08 - / let's do your homework, let's clean the

table, let's do what we have to do around the house / and their face is in

the phone.

SO NOW A NEW FREE APP IS HOPING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS LIKE THESE. IT'S CALLED

DINNERTIME. INSTALL IT ON THE KIDS DEVICES AND THEN THE PARENT'S PHONE

BECOMES A REMOTE CONTROL.

CLICK DINNER TIME AND THE KID'S PHONE GOES INTO LOCKDOWN FOR AN HOUR.

DO THEY JUST NEED A TIMEOUT FROM TECHNOLOGY- MOM CLICKS "TAKE A BREAK" AND

AGAIN THE PHONE IS LOCKED

AND FOR MOST PARENTS THE REAL ISSUE IS. BEDTIME

Becky 01:46:25 - When do you find that you use your phone most?

Ellie - ummprobably before I go to bed

SO TELL THE APP TO BLOCK THE PHONE FROM SAY 9 PM TO 7 AM- AND THE PARENTS

DON'T HAVE TO PHYSICALLY CONFISCATE THE DEVICE. AND THAT'S THE REAL POWER

OF THIS APP:

Becky 01:48:04 - Do you think that it would cause less conflict if your

parents could just shut your phone off from theirs?

Ellie - Yeah

Becky - Why?

Ellie - Not as much arguing

Becky 01:48:39 - You heard it from a kid they think that It might make life

easier too.

NOW THERE ARE SOME LIMITATIONS: FOR THIS APP THE PARENTS CAN HAVE AN IPHONE

BUT THE KIDS HAVE TO HAVE ANDROID DEVICES

Becky 01:48:39 - You heard it from a kid they think that It might make life

easier too.

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


THE OIL DRILLING DEBATE CONTINUES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NOW THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS A LIST OF DEMANDS FROM THE D-E-P.

FIND OUT WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO --- TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE.

ALGAE BLOOM HAS BEEN ON ONE OF OUR BEACHES.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE IF IT'S SAFE TO GET IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A LETTER TO DAN A HUGHS-VO


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TZ2 B FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-VO


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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.

It might seem a bit unusual for the fourth, but our weather will end up staying relatively dry as we go through our Independence Day across Southwest Florida.

An onshore wind will bring in a few morning showers along the coast, but the coverage will stay fairly spotty.

As we go through the afternoon and evening, the highest rain chances will exist deeper inland where a few storms may form over Hendry, Glades, and interior sections of Collier County.

Aside from some isolated rain today, we're on track to see plenty of sunshine along with very warm temperatures as daytime highs reaching the low to mid 90s.

If you're planning to go out tonight for some 4th of July festivities, plan on a warm and humid evening with temperatures in the low to mid 80s along with a partly cloudy sky.

For our Saturday and Sunday, we'll notice a slight uptick in rain chances, so expect to see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon with the highest concentration of rain developing across our inland areas.

Overall, rain chances for Saturday and Sunday afternoon will be around 40%.

Otherwise, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with afternoon temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s each day.

For the upcoming week, the rainy season pattern rolls along with afternoon storms developing each day. Before the storms arrive, though, expect mostly sunny and hot conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s. Return to index of stories...


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LETTER TO DAN A HUGHS-OC-CG-OC


THE CONTROVERSY OVER OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY CONTINUES.

NOW THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS A LIST OF DEMANDS IT HAS TO FOLLOW FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

THE LIST INCLUDES A SERIES OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS.

TESTIFYING BEFORE THE COUNTY COMMISSION ON JULY 8TH.

PROVIDING A GROUNDWATER MONITORING PLAN.

AND STATUS REPORTS EVERY TEN DAYS.

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

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


STOLEN PHONE UPDATE-VO


A LEHIGH ACRES MOTHER -- WHO JUST LOST HER SON -- NEEDS YOUR HELP THIS MORNING.

HER LITTLE BOY, ETHAN MALDONADO, DIED AFTER HIS FIGHT WITH BRAIN CANCER.

WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU THIS STORY TWO WEEKS AGO --

SOMEONE BROKE INTO A CAR AT WALMART --

AND STOLE THAT MOTHER'S CELL PHONE.

THERE WERE PICTURES OF ETHAN ON THAT PHONE -- BACK WHEN HE WAS HEALTHY.

HIS MOTHER IS NOW DESPERATE TO HAVE THOSE IMAGES BACK.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE PHONE --

CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BANK ROBBERY-SSTOPS(3)


TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR TV.

CAPE CORAL OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR THIS MAN WHO ROBBED A BANK.

YOU SEE HIM JUMPING ON THE COUNTER -- THREATENING THE TELLER WITH A GUN.

IT HAPPENED AT THE BUSEY BANK ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THE MAN WORE A TOWEL ON HIS HEAD --

AND WITNESSES SAY HE HAD PANTYHOSE OVER HIS FACE AS A DISGUISE.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION --

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY GAS SKIMMER-OC-OTS


WE HAVE A CRIME ALERT FOR YOU --

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

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

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

NO WORD YET ON WHERE THAT GAS STATION IS LOCATED.

THEY'RE URGING EVERYONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR ACCOUNTS.

AND IF YOU WANT TO BE EXTRA SAFE YOU CAN PAY INSIDE WITH THE CASHIER. Return to index of stories...


BONITA FDOT STUDY STOPPED-VO


THERE'S A STOP IN THE CONTROVERSIAL TRAFFIC STUDY ON A BONITA SPRINGS INTERSECTION ON BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41.

THIS COMES AFTER A HEATED COUNCIL MEETING WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE COMMUNITY IS WORRIED A POSSIBLE FLYOVER WILL KILL BUSINESS.

THE STUDY IS ONLY ON HOLD UNTIL THE LEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION VOTES ON IT.

THEIR NEXT MEETING ISN'T UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WORKS: LAW VS REALITY-OTS-VO


MANY OF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUY FIREWORKS OR MAYBE YOU ALREADY HAVE.

BEFORE YOU SPEND THE MONEY -- YOU SHOULD KNOW FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN FLORIDA.

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

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

MANPOWER.

THE STATE PUT OUT A LIST OF APPROVED FIREWORKS---

GENERALLY LIMITED TO JUST "SPARKLERS."

RETAILERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS SAY, REMEMBER -- SAFETY IS FIRST.

EIGHT PEOPLE DIED LAST YEAR IN FIREWORK ACCIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


BEACH RENOURISH-VOTOPS


HEAVY CONSTRUCTION WILL LINE SOME LEE COUNTY BEACHES THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

WORKERS ARE ADDING SAND TO BONITA BEACH THIS WEEKEND.

A 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. Return to index of stories...


FMB ALGAE CONCERNS-EBOX-VO


SOMETHING THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR BEACH TRIP.

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

WE HAVEN'T SEEN LARGE BLOOMS LIKE THIS ONE SINCE 2006.

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

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

ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS -- LAST YEAR'S LAKE RELEASES COULD BE CAUSING THE BLOOM.

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

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

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


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


HAD A LONG DAY AT WORK?

SHOULD YOU BE DRIVING?

GETTING BEHIND THE WHEEL CAN BE DANGEROUS IF YOU HAVEN'T SLEPT.

WHEN YOU'RE OVER the LIMIT.FOR BEING UNDER ON SLEEP.

AND CAR SEATS AND BACK PROBLEMS!

FIND OUT HOW THEY ARE RELATED AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO TAKE THE STRESS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A DRIVING WHEN DROWSY-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B CARS AND BACK PROBLEMS-VOTOPS


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DRIVING WHEN DROWSY-VO


IF YOU HAVEN'T GOTTEN ENOUGH SLEEP---

YOU SHOULDN'T BE BEHIND THE WHEEL.

MANY OF US PUT OURSELVES AND OTHERS AT RISK BY DRIVING DROWSY.

ACCORDING TO THE C-D-C --

FOUR PERCENT OF DRIVERS ADMIT THEY'VE FALLEN ASLEEP BEHIND THE WHEEL.

RESEARCH SHOWS DROWSINESS SLOWS YOUR REACTION TIME,

MAKES YOU LESS ATTENTIVE --

AND IMPAIRS YOUR DECISION MAKING.

UP TO 75 HUNDRED FATAL CRASHES EACH YEAR MAY INVOLVE A DROWSY DRIVER. Return to index of stories...


SUN SMART EYES-TC MON


DOCTORS WARN, YOU SHOULD GET A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES NOW!

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

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

TUMORS CAN DEVELOP ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR EYES --

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

BUT YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF.

LOOK FOR 100-PERCENT U-V PROTECTION --

WEAR GLASSES EVEN IF IT'S CLOUDY --

DON'T USE CONTACT LENSES AS A SUBSTITUTE --

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


SUN SMART EYES-SOTVO-CG


Wear your sunglasses, a big pair of sunglasses

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

LOOK FOR 100-PERCENT U-V PROTECTION --

WEAR GLASSES EVEN IF IT'S CLOUDY --

DON'T USE CONTACT LENSES AS A SUBSTITUTE --

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


CARS AND BACK PROBLEMS-OC-VO-VIDBOX


HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT YOUR CAR SEAT COULD BE HURTING YOUR BACK?

DOCTORS NOW SAY -- YES!

THERE'S A NUMBER OF FACTORS HERE.

YOUR BODY TYPE --

THE TYPE OF CAR SEAT --

AND THE KIND OF CAR YOU'RE DRIVING.

SO, HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO.

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

RECLINED SEATS CAN CAUSE STRESS ON YOUR BACK.

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

AND FINALLY --

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TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


TARGET IS MAKING A STATEMENT: KEEP YOUR GUNS OUT OF OUR STORE.

NOW THEY HAVE A NEW POLICY.

FIND OUT WHY MANY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE VERY UNHAPPY WITH THE GIANT RETAILER.

CALIFORNIA WILL BE GIVING OUT POT TO ONE GROUP.

AND IT'S FREE.

FIND OUT WHY.

A MOTORCYCLIST GETS INTO A ROAD RAGE ACCIDENT.

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TZ4 A TARGET GUNS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B FREE POT FOR THE POOR-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


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

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


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-VOTOPS


NOW LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED ON THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES ----

HURRICANE ARTHUR IS MOVING OFFSHORE AND AWAY FROM NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANK.

ARTHUR STRENGTHENED TO A CATEGORY 2 STORM AND MADE LANDFALL THURSDAY NIGHT. NEAR THE SOUTHERN END OF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS.

WITH WINDS OF 100 MILES PER HOUR.

NOW IT DOWNGRADED TO CATEGORY 1.

ARTHUR IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AS IT TRAVELS NORTHWARD, DUMPING RAIN ALONG THE EAST COAST. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CAPE CORAL ---IS THE RED WHITE AND BOOM FESTIVAL.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE CLOSED AT 6 THIS MORNING FOR THE ANNUAL FREEDOM 5-K.

FIREWORKS HAPPEN AROUND 9:30 TONIGHT.

THE BRIDGE WON'T RE OPEN UNTIL 3AM TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TS3) FMB BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS


TODAY FORT MYERS BEACH IS EXPECTING 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE FOR 4TH OF JULY FESTIVIES.

THE PARADE STARTS AT 10:00 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING AND WILL TRAVEL ALONG ESTERO BOULEVARD TO TIMES SQUARE.

THE MATANZAS BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TWICE --- RIGHT NOW AT 9:30 UNTIL NOON AND THEN AGAIN FROM 9:30 THIS EVENING THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FREE TROLLEY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ALL DAY. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-OPEN


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH GA-2 SHOT


THE STUNNING EVIDENCE AND DISTURBING NEW DETAILS LAID OUT IN COURT ---

AGAINST A FATHER CHARGED WITH INTENTIONALLY LEAVING HIS TODDLER TO DIE IN A BLISTERING HOT CAR.

A DETECTIVE TESTIFYING DAD WAS SEXTING WHILE HIS SON WAS DYING.

ABCS STEVE OSUNSAMI HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH GA-PKG


Nats A child was left out. for over seven hours!!

AT TIMES, 33-YEAR-OLD JUSTIN ROSS HARRIS WIPED AWAY TEARS AS PROSECUTORS

LAID OUT THEIR SHOCKING CASE-ACCUSING HIM OF LEAVING HIS 22 MONTH OLD SON

COOPER TO DIE IN A HOT CAR, ON PURPOSE, WHILE HE WENT TO WORK JUNE 18TH.

Prosecutor Did he ever call 911.

Detective No.

AT A HEARING WHERE HARRIS WAS DENIED BOND AND TOLD HE COULD FACE THE DEATH

PENALTY, THE LEAD DETECTIVE SAYING THAT HARRIS TOLD THEM HE FORGOT TO DROP

HIS SON OFF AT DAYCARE. BUT ALSO SHARING THAT POLICE HAVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

AND RECEIPTS FROM A CHIK-FIL-A RESTAURANT LESS THAN A MILE AWAY, WHERE

HARRIS AND HIS SON ATE BREAKFAST BEFORE DRIVING TO HIS OFFICE.

Prosecutor on the surveillance at chick fil'a, how did the child appear?

Detective Stoddard The child appeared wide awake and happy.

GRFX

POLICE SAY HARRIS THEN STRAPPED COOPER INTO HIS CAR SEAT AT 9:19AM.JUST SIX

MINUTES LATER, THEY SAY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM HARRIS'S OFFICE SHOWS HIS

PARKED SUV.

THEY SAY THE CHILD HARRIS ALLEGEDLY FORGOT IN THOSE SIX MINUTES WAS INCHES

AWAY AND HARD TO MISS.

GRFX

WHILE HIS SON WAS DYING, POLICE SAY RECORDS SHOW HARRIS WAS BUSY MESSAGING

LEWD PICTURES OF HIMSELF TO WOMEN WHO WERE NOT HIS WIFEINCLUDING ONE WHO WAS

17.

TWO MONTHS AGO, RECORDS SHOW HARRIS READING POSTS ON AN ONLINE FORUM CALLED

"CHILD FREE"

Detective Stoddard child free is a people who advocate living child free.

SOMETHING HIS ATTORNEY SAY HE SIMPLY STUMBLED UPON.

POLICE SAY HARRIS KNEW A HOT CAR COULD KILL AFTER WATCHING THESE SAFETY

VIDEOS JUST DAYS BEFORE HIS SON DIED

WARNING OF THE DANGERS OF LEAVING A CHILD IN A HOT CAR

NatsIf you see a child left in a vehicle, please call 911

GRFX

INVESTIGATORS TESTIFIED THAT HARRIS AND HIS WIFE HAD TWO LIFE INSURANCE

POLICIES ON COOPER ONE FOR 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HARRIS' ATTORNEY STILL ARGUES THE BOY'S DEATH WAS A MISTAKE REVEALING THAT

HARRIS IS DEAF IN HIS RIGHT EAR AND MAY NOT HAVE HEARD HIS SON.

Defense Attorneyhis mind went elsewhere. It's easy to get distracted

HARRIS HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF MURDER AND SECOND DEGREE

CRIMINAL NEGLECT.

A WITNESS FOR HARRIS TESTIFIED THAT WHEN HARRIS PULLED INTO THIS PARKING LOT

AFTER DISCOVERING COOPER-HE SEEMED GRIEF- STRICKEN.

Leonard MaddenI heard the desperate cries of a father who had just lost his

son.

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SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO


NOW TO A STORY WE'RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW.

THE LAWSUIT FILED IN MIAMI - AIMED AT ENDING FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

WE'VE LEARNED THE STATE IS ALREADY TAKING STEPS.IF THE BAN IS OVERTURNED.

IT SENT A SCRIPT TO ALL THE CLERKS OF COURT IN THE STATE - SOMETHING THAT CAN BE USED DURING A SAME SEX CEREMONY.

THE SCRIPT ALSO REFERS TO PEOPLE TYING THE KNOT AS "FIRST SPOUSE" AND "SECOND SPOUSE."

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


CHRISTIE VETOES BILL TO LIMIT GUN MAGAZINE CAPACIT


NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE HAS VETOED A BILL THAT WOULD REDUCE THE LEGAL MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF AMMUNITION IN GUN MAGAZINES.

FROM 15 TO 10 BULLETS.

CHRISTIE'S PROPOSALS INCLUDE STEPS THAT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER TO INVOLUNTARILY COMMIT PEOPLE WHO COULD BE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TO SOCIETY.

HE ALSO RECOMMENDED NEW STANDARDS FOR INVOLUNTARY OUTPATIENT TREATMENT AND A NEW TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FIRST RESPONDERS DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH CRISES. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUNS-VO


TARGET IS ASKING CUSTOMERS NOT TO BRING GUNS TO THE STORE -INCLUDING CONCEALED WEAPONS.

THIS HAPPENED RECENTLY.A WOMAN HAD A RIFLE SLUNG OVER HER BACK AND SOME CUSTOMERS COMPLAINED.

GUN ADVOCATES ARGUE TARGET SHOULD HIRE ARMED SECURITY GUARDS IF THEY DON'T WANT CUSTOMERS TO CARRY. Return to index of stories...


TARGET GUNS-(2SOTVO)


Gillian Hathorn, Fort Myers Resident

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

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

Nick Lostracco, Fowler Firearms Manager

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

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

00:05:40

TARGET TELLS ABC SEVEN-

AS OF RIGHT NOW THIS IS NOT A POLICY AND NO SIGNS WILL BE POSTED PROHIBITING GUNS IN THEIR STORES. Return to index of stories...


FREE POT FOR THE POOR-VO


FREE POT WILL SOON BE GIVEN OUT TO THE POOR IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA.

THE CITY COUNCIL RECENTLY APPROVED AN ORDINANCE.

IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES TO SET ASIDE 2 PERCENT OF THE CANNABIS THEY SELL EACH YEAR.

THEY'LL NEED TO GIVE IT TO LOW-INCOME PATIENTS.FOR FREE.

IT HAS TO BE THE SAME HIGH-QUALITY MARIJUANA GIVEN TO REGULAR PAYING CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


NC BAR SIGN-VOTOPS


A BUSINESS IN KILL DEVIL HILLS, NORTH CAROLINA IS LETTING ARTHUR KNOW WHAT'S UP.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SIGN OUTSIDE OF AWFUL ARTHUR'S.

IT SAYS "SCRAM ARTHUR- WE HAD THE NAME FIRST". Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA ORPHAN OUSTED-VO


THERE'S A MAJOR SETBACK FOR THE FLORIDA ORPHAN WHO MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES PLEADING FOR A FAMILY TO ADOPT HIM.

LAST YEAR PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD CONTACTED THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

ASKING TO ADOPT DAVION ONLY.

HE WAS THE TEEN WHO STOOD UP IN CHURCH AND BEGGED FOR A FAMILY TO LOVE HIM FOREVER.

WELL HE MOVED TO OHIO TO BE WITH A FAMILY FOR A 90-DAY TRIAL PERIOD.

BUT THE ADOPTION AGENCY SAYS HE GOT INTO A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION WITH THE FATHER AND CHILD IN THAT FAMILY.

HE'S BEEN PULLED FROM THEIR HOME AND IS BACK IN FLORIDA.

THE AGENCY WILL STILL WORK TO FIND HIM ANOTHER FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE PROPOSAL-VO


THIS CASE OF ROAD RAGE. DIDN'T END IN A FIGHT --

IT ENDED WITH A WEDDING PROPOSAL.

PEOPLE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS VIDEO ONLINE.

IT STARTS WITH A GROUP OF MOTORCYCLISTS CHASING AFTER A CAR.

ONE MOTORCYCLE EVENTUALLY BRAKE-CHECKED THE CAR.

THE DRIVER STOPPED AND GOT OUT.

THE MOTORCYCLIST DRAGGED AND PUSHED THE DRIVER ON THE CAR.

THE DRIVER'S GIRLFRIEND GOT OUT OF THE CAR -- CLEARLY UPSET.

THAT'S WHEN THE DRIVER GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE - AND PULLED OUT AN ENGAGEMENT RING.

SHE ENDED UP SAYING YES. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


OH SAY CAN YOU SING-2-SHOT


AS YOU CATCH A BALL GAME OR FIREWORKS DISPLAY THIS 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO HEAR THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER.

A SONG THAT CAN BE INSPIRING WHEN SUNG WELL BUT WHEN IT'S SUNG POORLY - OUCH!.

ONE MAN IS ON A PERSONAL MISSION TO PREVENT THOSE CRINGE-WORTHY MOMENTS FOR SINGERS.

SUNLEN SERFATY HAS THE STORY FROM WASHINGTON, DC. Return to index of stories...


OH SAY CAN YOU SING-PKG


IT'S A SONG THAT CAN SOAR…

OR SINK…

ENTER MICHAEL DEAN -- ON A MISSION TO SAVE SINGERS' EGOS AND OUR EARS

The worst part is those performances are bad for everyone, they're bad for the singer and they are horrendous for the listeners.

CALL IT THE "HOW-NOT-TO-BUTCHER-THE-NATIONAL-ANTHEM" CLASS.

SCORES OF POP STARS -- A LIST SO EXCLUSIVE IT'S KEPT SECRET -- HAVE COME TO HIM TO PREP FOR THEIR NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMANCES AND AVOID HUMILIATION BY LEARNING NOT ONLY THE TECHNIQUE OF THE SONG -- BUT ITS MEANING.

THE SONG HAS ITS HAZARDS. A SPRAWLING VOCAL RANGE OF AN OCTAVE AND A HALF -- SETTING UP THIS CRUCIAL MOMENT THAT…

And the rocket's red glare…

WELL, USUALLY CRASHES AND BURNS.

AND THE TRICKY LYRICS, WRITTEN NOT IN NORMAL SPEECH PATTERNS BUT IN POETRY.

Oh say can you see, by the stars shining bright…

And the rockets red blare-glare…

O'er the ramparts we watched were so…

DEAN SAYS SO MANY PEOPLE FORGET THE WORDS BECAUSE THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND THEM.

…so gallantly streaming.

If it's just a lot of nonsense words then the audience is going to perceive it as a lot of nonsense words. So studying why this piece was originally written is a very important for the singer to do.

AND SADLY IT SEEMS THESE DAYS, THE ANTICIPATION OF A BAD ANTHEM IS NOW THE NORM. CRINGE WORTHY MOMENTS DEAN IS WORKING, ONE NOTE AT A TIME TO AVOID.

IN WASHINGTON, I'M SUNLEN SERFATY. Return to index of stories...


NY HOT DOG CONTEST-TRX VOTOPS


IT'S JULY FOURTH -- AND THAT MEANS FIREWORKS, PICNICS -- AND A LOT OF FOOD!

FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T GET ENOUGH HOT DOGS.

TODAY'S THE BIG DAY!

THE ANNUAL HOT DOG-EATING CONTEST IS GOING DOWN ON NEW YORK'S CONEY ISLAND.

THIRTEEN WOMEN AND 17 MEN WILL COMPETE BEFORE A CROWD OF ABOUT 30-THOUSAND SPECTATORS.

AND A T-V AUDIENCE OF ABOUT ONE MILLION.

205-POUND JOEY CHESTNUT IS HOPING TO PUT AWAY HIS COMPETITION BY DOWNING 70 HOT DOGS IN 10 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


HILLARY CLINTON'S BOOK HAS BEEN ON SALE FOR ALMOST A MONTH NOW -

SHE HAS SEEN SIGNIFICANT SALES.

BUT THERE HAS BEEN A SLIP IN SALES.

FIND OUT HOW SHE'S MAKING OUT ON THE NEW YORK TIMES' LIST.

FIREWORKS CAN BE DANGEROUS!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM AND

WHERE YOU CAN CELEBRATE THIS FOURTH OF JULY. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON BOOK SALES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


WEATHER IS COMING UP. 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.

It might seem a bit unusual for the fourth, but our weather will end up staying relatively dry as we go through our Independence Day across Southwest Florida.

An onshore wind will bring in a few morning showers along the coast, but the coverage will stay fairly spotty.

As we go through the afternoon and evening, the highest rain chances will exist deeper inland where a few storms may form over Hendry, Glades, and interior sections of Collier County.

Aside from some isolated rain today, we're on track to see plenty of sunshine along with very warm temperatures as daytime highs reaching the low to mid 90s.

If you're planning to go out tonight for some 4th of July festivities, plan on a warm and humid evening with temperatures in the low to mid 80s along with a partly cloudy sky.

For our Saturday and Sunday, we'll notice a slight uptick in rain chances, so expect to see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon with the highest concentration of rain developing across our inland areas.

Overall, rain chances for Saturday and Sunday afternoon will be around 40%.

Otherwise, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with afternoon temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s each day.

For the upcoming week, the rainy season pattern rolls along with afternoon storms developing each day. Before the storms arrive, though, expect mostly sunny and hot conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-POP


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE A PREVIEW OF THIS SUNDAY'S NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS --

IT'S ALL ABOUT WASHINGTON *PARTISANSHIP

AND THE DEBATE OVER LEGALIZING MARIJUANA.

IS IT A GOOD IDEA?

HERE'S HOST JEFF LYTLE WITH A PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PRESIDENTIAL BIOGRAPHER AND FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-PKG


This week a special rebroadcast:

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer

What can history teach about today's Washington partisanship?

How did baseball help launch her career? Are students today history-literate?

Also on the program:

Ben Carson, Retired Neurosurgeon, Author, Fox News Contributor and possible Presidential Candidate

Why are more and more doctors not accepting medicare and medicaid? Is legalizing marijuana a good idea?

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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE ELIMINATES PORN ADS-VO


NEW CHANGES ARE COMING TO GOOGLE THIS WEEK.

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

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

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


AMAZON TOP RETAILER-VO


AMAZON HAS CRACKED THE TOP 10 IN *STORES MAGAZINE'S* ANNUAL RANKING OF THE 100

LARGEST US RETAILERS.

THIS IS A FIRST FOR AN ONLINE RETAILER. AMAZON'S DOMESTIC

SALES WERE UP 27 PERCENT BETWEEN 2012 AND 2013 TO $44 BILLION.

AMAZON PASSED SAFEWAY WHICH DROPPED TO NUMBER 10 AND MCDONALD'S DROPPED TO NUMBER 11 FOR SALES IN THE U-S.

THE OTHER RETAILERS ON THE LIST WERE PRETTY STEADY WITH WAL-MART LEADING THE PACK WITH $334.3 BILLION IN DOMESTIC SALES. Return to index of stories...


DISCOUNTS ON 4TH OF JULY-TRX-VOTOPS


BEFORE YOU FIRE UP THE GRILL AND HEAD OUT TO WATCH FIREWORKS ON OUR NATION'S BIRTHDAY---

YOU MIGHT WANT TO FIND A LITTLE TIME TO DO SOME SHOPPING.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO GET DISCOUNTS ON ITEMS THAT ARE

STILL IN SEASON.

REATAILERS ARE ALEADY THINKING ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING SEASON.

SO THEY ARE LOOKING TO CLEAR OUT INVENTORY OF SUMMER ITEMS

- MAKING TODAY A GREAT TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE MARKDOWNS. Return to index of stories...


DANGEROUS FIREWORKS-2SH-SS(2)


TIME FOR FIREWORKS.

BUT THE ONE YOU THOUGHT WAS THE SAFEST.

ACTUALLY THE MOST DANGEROUS.

WATCH OUT FOR SPARKLERS

ABOUT 23-HUNDRED INJURIES BY SPARKLERS LAST YEAR

COMPARED TO ONLY 300 BY BOTTLE ROCKETS.

THIS COMING FROM NEW REPORT BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION.

EIGHT PEOPLE DIED LAST YEAR IN FIREWORK ACCIDENTS

MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED

TO BREAK IT DOWN. PROTECT YOUR HANDS AND FACE

36 PERCENT OF INJURIES TO HANDS AND FINGERS

HEAD, FACE AND EARS 22 PERCENT OF INJURIES

EYES 16 PERCENT

LEGS 14 PERCENT

MORE THAN HALF OF E-R VISITS WERE FOR BURNS. Return to index of stories...


FIREWORKS SCROLL-2SH CG


ANCHORS AD LIB ABOUT 4TH OF JULY

WELL RIGHT NOW. ABC-7 WANTS TO GIVE YOU A COMPLETE LIST. OF ALL THE INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS. GOING ON TODAY AND TOMORROW!

HAPPY 4TH! Return to index of stories...


HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON BOOK SALES-VO


I FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE'S HILLARY CLINTON'S BOOK. "HARD CHOICES" IS ON TRACK TO BE ONE OF THE YEAR'S TOP NON-FICTION SELLERS DESPITE ANOTHER SLIP IN SALES.

CLINTON'S MEMOIR ABOUT HER YEARS AS SECRETARY OF STATE WAS PUBLISHED JUNE 10TH AND SOLD MORE THAN 80-THOUSAND COPIES THE FIRST WEEK.

THESE NUMBERS DON'T INCLUDE E-BOOK SALES.

"HARD CHOICES" HAS BEEN THE NUMBER 1-SELLING NON-FICTION HARDCOVER ON THE NEW YORK TIMES' LIST FOR THREE STRAIGHT WEEKS.

BUT JUST RECENTLY SLIPPED ON AMAZON DOT COM, RANKING NUMBER 57 AS OF THURSDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


GLEE FANS CHRIS COLFER STAYS-VO


GLEE FANS, YOU CAN BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF.CHRIS COLFER IS NOT LEAVING THE SHOW.

ON THE THURSDAY, THE ACTOR was thought to have TWEETED.

"DUE TO PERSONAL ISSUES, I HAVE BEEN LET GO FROM THE CAST OF GLEE. EXPLANATIONS WILL COME SHORTLY,"

COLFER'S MANAGER SAYS THE ACTOR'S TWITTER ACCOUNT WAS HACKED. Return to index of stories...


BOX OFFICE PREVIEW-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


"Earth To Echo."

AND THERE IS TOUGH COMPETITION AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS JULY FOURTH WEEKEND.

"EARTH TO ECHO". IN THEATERS.

YOUNGSTERS TO KEEP THE *E-T-BOT HIDDEN AND PROTECT IT FROM THE GOVERNMENT.ALL WHILE TRYING TO HELP HIM FIND HIS WAY HOME.

AND "TAMMY".STARRING MELISSA MCCARTHY --- SHE GOES THROUGH SOME UP AND DOWNS AFTER SHE LOSES HER JOB AND HUSBAND.

AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THRILLS. "DELIVER US FROM EVIL". IS A HAIR-RAISER. INSPIRED BY THE PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF A NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) HURRICANE ARTHUR-VOTOPS


NOW LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED ON THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES ----

HURRICANE ARTHUR IS MOVING OFFSHORE AND AWAY FROM NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANK.

ARTHUR STRENGTHENED TO A CATEGORY 2 STORM AND MADE LANDFALL THURSDAY NIGHT. NEAR THE SOUTHERN END OF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS.

WITH WINDS OF 100 MILES PER HOUR.

NOW IT DOWNGRADED TO CATEGORY 1.

ARTHUR IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AS IT TRAVELS NORTHWARD, DUMPING RAIN ALONG THE EAST COAST. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CAPE CORAL ---IS THE RED WHITE BOOM FESTIVAL.

THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE CLOSED AT 6 THIS MORNING FOR THE ANNUAL FREEDOM 5-K.

THE RED, WHITE, AND BOOM CEREMONY AROUND 9:30 TONIGHT.

THE BRIDGE WON'T RE OPEN UNTIL 3AM TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TS3) FMB BRIDGE CLOSURE-VOTOPS


TODAY FORT MYERS BEACH IS EXPECTING 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE FOR 4TH OF JULY FESTIVIES.

THE PARADE STARTS AT 10:00 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING AND WILL TRAVEL ALONG ESTERO BOULEVARD TO TIMES SQUARE.

THE MATANZAS BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TWICE ---FROM NOW UNTIL NOON AND THEN AGAIN FROM 9:30 THIS EVENING THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

FREE TROLLEY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ALL DAY. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) MIROMAR FIREWORKS-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE CELEBRATIONS HAVE ALREADY STARTED. FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY.

BUT IF YOU'RE STILL DECIDING HOW TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY. WE'VE GOT A FULL LIST OF ALL THE ACTIVITIES. FIREWORKS. AND FESTIVALS. HAPPENING NEAR YOU ON OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


It might seem a bit unusual for the fourth, but our weather will end up staying relatively dry as we go through our Independence Day across Southwest Florida.

An onshore wind will bring in a few morning showers along the coast, but the coverage will stay fairly spotty.

As we go through the afternoon and evening, the highest rain chances will exist deeper inland where a few storms may form over Hendry, Glades, and interior sections of Collier County.

Aside from some isolated rain today, we're on track to see plenty of sunshine along with very warm temperatures as daytime highs reaching the low to mid 90s.

If you're planning to go out tonight for some 4th of July festivities, plan on a warm and humid evening with temperatures in the low to mid 80s along with a partly cloudy sky.

For our Saturday and Sunday, we'll notice a slight uptick in rain chances, so expect to see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon with the highest concentration of rain developing across our inland areas.

Overall, rain chances for Saturday and Sunday afternoon will be around 40%.

Otherwise, expect tons of sun and plenty of heat with afternoon temperatures peaking in the low to mid 90s each day.

For the upcoming week, the rainy season pattern rolls along with afternoon storms developing each day. Before the storms arrive, though, expect mostly sunny and hot conditions with highs in the low to mid 90s. Return to index of stories...


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