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DIRECTORS PAGE HL1) DEP LOOK AHEAD-VO-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL2) SINKHOLE PREDICTIONS-VO-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL3) FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VO-WIPE
HL1) FORT MYERS HOME BURGLARY-VO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HL2) MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-VO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL3) FIXING YOUR CRACKED SCREEN-VO-WIPE BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP US 41 CRASH AND SHUTDOWN-VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH
BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP OIL DRILLING DEMANDS-VOTOPS-OC
US 41 CRASH AND SHUTDOWN-VOTOPS DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING
GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING-SOT-CG-OC-BNR
FORT MYERS HOME BURGLARY-VOTOPS-SS PEDESTRIAN KILLED FOWLER-SS-OC
BUCKINGHAM HOUSE FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER SENTENCED-SS-OC
US 41 FATAL CRASH-VO DUNN RETRIAL DATE-SS VO
DESOTO POSSIBLE FATAL AX-SSTOPS DRIVE INTO HOUSE ARREST-VO
MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-TCMON-SS-OC-VO FL SINKHOLE PREDICTIONS-TRX VOTOPS
BABYSITTER BITES CHILD-VO-WIPE 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
BABYSITTER BITES CHILD-SOTVO-WIPE 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
FL CHILDREN IN CAR CASES-SS TRXVO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TEACHER SUSPENDED-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
TEACHER SUSPENDED-SOTVO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
ROBERT MOORE IN COURT-SS VO WIPE PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
MICHAEL SCHNATTER IN COURT-TRX SSTOPS VO I75 RAMP OPEN-TRX-VOTOPS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TYPHOON AS SEEN FROM SPACE-VO
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT-CAM 10 BUMP
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-POP
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-VOWIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-SOTVO
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-POP
I75 RAMP OPEN-VOTOPS WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
MLK BLVD IMPROVEMENT-VO-WIPE STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
MLK BLVD IMPROVEMENT-SOTVO-WIPE BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA-SS-BNR
TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE REOPENS-VO NORTH FORT MYERS FILM-SS
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS MIDSUMMER NIGHTS SING-SS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL CASEY ANTHONY JUDGE RETIRES-VO
ROLLER COASTER ACCIDENT-TC MON DISSOLVE VO FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VO
FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-VO-WIPE BULLET TO THE FACE XRAY-OC-SOTVO
FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-SOTVO-WIPE FOOD STAMPS TO DEAD PEOPLE-VOWIPE
WA REC MARIJUANA TODAY-VOTOPS FOOD STAMPS TO DEAD PEOPLE-SOTVO
NFL CONCUSSION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
PLANES NEARLY COLLIDE-VOTOPS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
STATIC IGNITES HOME-VO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING TRAIL-VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
ISRAEL TENSION-VOWIPE STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
ISRAEL TENSION-SOTVO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG MINNESOTA TWINS NEW VENDING MACHINE-VO
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TS 1) US 41 CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 2) FORT MYERS HOME BURGLARY-VOTOPS-WIPE
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TS 3) MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 4) OIL DRILLING LOOK AHEAD-VOTOPS-WIPE
FIXING YOUR CRACKED SCREEN-VOWIPE TS 5) I75 RAMP BACK OPEN-VOTOPS-WIPE
FIXING YOUR CRACKED SCREEN-SOTVO TS 6) MIDSUMMER NIGHT SING-SSTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS END TIME
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS  


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) FORT MYERS HOME BURGLARY-VO-WIPE


ALL NEW AS YOU WAKE UP THIS MORNING-

ABC-7 IS ON TOP OF ANOTHER HOME INVASION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHAT THESE NEIGHBORS WERE GREETED TO WHEN THEY HEARD A KNOCK ON THEIR DOOR. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-VO-WIPE


AN EAST NAPLES EYE SPECIALIST IS KEEPING HIS PROMISE.

AS A THREE YEAR OLD GIRL WAITS TO GET A PROSTHETIC EYE AFTER BEING MAULED BY A PITBULL.

SHE'S IN NAPLES RIGHT NOW-

THE LATEST ON HER ROAD TO RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


HL3) FIXING YOUR CRACKED SCREEN-VO-WIPE


IT'S SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS MORE OFTEN THAN YOU THINK.

PEOPLE TEND TO LIVE WITH THEIR PHONES AFTER THEIR SCREEN CRACKS.

FIXING IT IS ACTUALLY MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU MIGH THINK.

WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU HOW ON YOUR MORNING NEWS-

WHICH STARTS RIGHT NOW! Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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US 41 CRASH AND SHUTDOWN-VOTOPS


WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS TO TELL YOU ABOUT AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US ON ABC-7.

TWO MEN ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A CRASH SHUT DOWN PART OF CLEVELAND AVENUE NEAR JOHNSON ROAD IN FORT MYERS --

A TRUCK TOOK OUT A LIGHT POLE AND A POWER BOX RIGHT NEXT TO IT.

THE MEN ARE NOT SUFFERING LIFE THREATNING INJURIES

STAY WITH ABC-7 AS WE LEARN NEW INFORMATION-

AND WHEN THE ROAD WILL BE BACK OPEN. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH


NEW AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US THIS MORNING ON ABC-7.

WE'RE TRACKING ANOTHER HOME INVASION HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

GOOD MORNING-

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS HOME BURGLARY-VOTOPS-SS


THIS ONE HAPPENING IN FORT MYERS-

ON THE 35 HUNDRED BLOCK OF CENTRAL AVENUE.

THAT'S JUST NORTHEAST OF 41 AND WINKLER.

POLICE SAY TWO PEOPLE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF A RESIDENCE-

AFTER THE COUPLE INSIDE THE HOUSE LET THEM IN-

TWO MEN WITH HAND GUNS CAME IN AND TIED THE COUPLE UP.

THEY ROBBED THEM OF MONEY, CLOTHES, CELL PHONES AND SHOES.

THE SUSPECTS LEFT AND THAT'S WHEN THE COUPLE RAN DOWN TO THEIR RELATIVES HOUSE ON DELEON AVENUE.

THERE WERE NO INJURIES-

AND POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


BUCKINGHAM HOUSE FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS


ALSO NEW FROM OVERNIGHT--

A MAN IS OUT OF HIS HOME THIS MORNING AFTER IT CAUGHT ON FIRE.

IT HAPPENED ON MELALUCA DRIVE IN BUCKINHAM-

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS CAUSED BY FAULTY WIRING AT THE MAN'S COMPUTER DESK.

THE DAMAGE WAS VERY MINIMAL.

THE MAN LIVING THERE IS STAYING WITH RELATIVES THIS MORNING UNTIL THE INSURANCE COMPANY ASSESES THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


US 41 FATAL CRASH-VO


WE'VE LEARNED THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A DEADLY REAR-END CRASH IN LEE COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED ON US -41 NEAR THE TILTED KILT

DEPUTIES SAY DAVID SMITH FROM PARRISH, FLORIDA WAS KILLED.

HE WAS DRIVING A KIA -- WHICH WAS HIT BY A NISSAN.

HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH MONDAY AFTERNOON-- THEY'RE OKAY.

DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING THIS AS A TRAFFIC HOMICIDE. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO POSSIBLE FATAL AX-SSTOPS


WE'RE ALSO GETTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A SERIOUS CRASH IN DESOTO COUNTY.

IT HAPPENED ON COUNTY ROAD 769 NEAR ARCADIA.

IT INVOLVES A LARGE TRUCK AND A MOTORCYCLE.

YOU CAN SEE IN THIS PICTURE-

THE MOTORCYCLE IS SMASHED.PRACTICALLY BEYOND RECOGNITION.

A MAN AND A WOMAN ON THE MOTORCYCLE AND THE DRIVER IN THE TRUCK WERE ALL AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITALS.

STAY WITH ABC-7 AS WE LEARN MORE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-TCMON-SS-OC-VO


A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL MAULED BY DOGS IS IN NAPLES THIS MRONING TO GET A NEW EYE.

SHE'S GETTING READY TO receive A PROSTHETIC EYE.

VICTORIA WILCHER FIRST CAPTURED THE NATION'S ATTENTION --

WHEN HER FAMILY CLAIMED A KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN EMPLOYEE ASKED HER TO LEAVE BECAUSE HER SCARS WERE TOO DISTURBING FOR OTHER CUSTOMERS.

ABC7 REPORTED THAT AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FAMILY FABRICATED THAT STORY.

THEY STAND BY IT.

IN NAPLES THE THREE YEAR OLD MET RAYMOND PETERS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

HE'S FITTING HER FOR A PROSTHETIC EYE BECAUSE SHE LOST HERS AFTER THE MAULING.

HER FIRST OF THREE APPOINTMENTS IS TODAY.

THIS FRIDAY SHE WILL HAVE A NEW EYE. Return to index of stories...


BABYSITTER BITES CHILD-VO-WIPE


A FORT MYERS MAN WITH AN ENORMOUS RAP SHEET ALREADY --

IS NOW ACCUSED OF BITING A CHILD -- BECAUSE THE BOY WAS ACTING OUT.

YOU MAY REMEMBER ANDREW SOSA.

HE WAS THE MAN WHO LEFT HIS CHILD IN A CAR WHILE HE WENT TO A FORT MYERS STRIP CLUB.

THIS TIME -- A WOMAN SAYS *SOSA* HURT HER BABY.

AFTER LEAVING HER CHILDREN WITH HER SISTER.

SHE SAYS HER SISTER PUT THE KIDS IN CONTACT WITH SOSA.

HE'S HER SISTER'S BOYFRIEND.

SOSA IS ACCUSED OF BITING A ONE YEAR OLD ON THE ARM TO TEACH HIM A LESSON. Return to index of stories...


BABYSITTER BITES CHILD-SOTVO-WIPE


ABBY BELL

MOTHER OF VICTIM

16:33-51

"How can you do what you did an innocent child? My son is only 1 years

old and he doesn't know what he's doing for you to just do what you

did."

SOSA IS OUT OF JAIL ON BOND THIS MORNING.

HE HEADS BACK TO COURT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


FL CHILDREN IN CAR CASES-SS TRXVO


LEAVING A CHILD IN A HOT CAR IS BECOMING A TREND THAT'S ALL TOO FAMILIAR IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

A WOMAN IN JACKSONVILLE IS CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT AFTER LEAVING HER 5-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN A HOT CAR WHILE SHE WENT SHOPPING IN COSTCO.

THIS MORNING THE MOTHER IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

AND A ST. PETERSBURG MOTHER IS ACCUSED OF LEAVING HER CHILD IN THE CAR - TWICE IN ONE DAY.

REPORTS SHOW IT WASN'T UNTIL THE WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND WERE HEADED TO DINNER THAT EVENING. SHE NOTICED HER DAUGHTER WAS UNRESPONSIVE IN THE BACK SEAT.

BOTH CHILDREN ARE SAID TO BE DOING O-K.

THIS MORNING THEY ARE IN THE HANDS OF D-C-F. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER SUSPENDED-VO


A FORMER CHARLOTTE COUNTY TEACHER HAS JUST BEEN DEALT A NEW FIVE YEAR SUSPENSION, FOR NOT REPORTING SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED BACK IN 2007.

STATE INVESTIGATORS SAY CAROL ZIROFF WAS TEACHING 2ND GRADE AT MYAKKA ELEMENTARY BACK THEN, WHEN ONE OF HER 8-YEAR OLD STUDENTS TOLD HER HIS STEPFATHER SCOTT HUSS, CHOKED HIM AND HELD A GUN TO HIS HEAD.

DAYS LATER SCOTT HUSS MURDERED HIS WIFE YANA IN FRONT OF THE CHILD. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER SUSPENDED-SOTVO


"Children say things all the time, you don't know whether to believe or not to becuse they like to tell each other stories and tell each other different things."

ZIROFF RETIRED IN 2008, FOR PERSONAL MEDICAL REASONS.

SHE HAS NO PLANS TO RETURN TO TEACHING. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT MOORE IN COURT-SS VO WIPE


A JUDGE CHANGING THE RESTRICTIONS --

ON THE MAN ACCUSED OF PUTTING HIDDEN CAMERAS IN A FORT MYERS BEACH RENTAL HOUSE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ROBERT MOORE RECORDED SEVERAL FAMILIES IN THE BEDROOM, BATHROOM, AND OTHER AREAS OF THAT HOUSE.

HE WAS ARRESTED IN APRIL ON SEVERAL COUNTS OF VIDEO VOYEURISM AND CHILD PORN.

MONDAY- THE JUDGE DECIDED HE WON'T BE ALLOWED TO HAVE UNSUPERVISED CONTACT WITH HIS GRANDCHILDREN.

ALSO, IN ORDER TO MANAGE HIS ONLINE BUSINESS, A THIRD PARTY WILL MONITOR WHAT MOORE IS DOING ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SCHNATTER IN COURT-TRX SSTOPS VO


ALSO IN A LEE COUNTY COURTROOM --

A JUDGE SENTENCED MICHAEL SCHNATTER TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON.

HE WAS THE MAN POCKETING FIVE TO SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY -- THROUGH A WELFARE SCAM.

DEPUTIES SAY PEOPLE WOULD GO TO HIS FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS -- BLUE RIBBON STEAK AND SEAFOOD -- PRETENDING TO BUY FOOD ON THEIR E-B-T CARDS.

INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY GIVING THEM THE FOOD, THOUGH, SCHNATTER WOULD SWIPE THEIR CARDS FOR THE FULL AMOUNT. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


BALDNESS COULD BE A SIGN OF A CLOGGED ARTERY

SO COULD LEG CRAMPS WHEN YOU WALK.

YOUR BODY GIVING YOU SIGNS LONG BEFORE YOUR TICKER IS IN TROUBLE

THIS COMING FROM READER'S DIGEST

ALMOST 80 PERCENT OF HEART DISEASE CASES CAN BE PREVENTED

ONE OF THE WEIRDEST EARLY SIGNS OF TROUBLE

A CREASE IN THE EAR THAT RUNS DIAGONALLY FROM YOUR EAR CANAL TO YOUR EAR LOBE.

A SIGN OF POOR CIRCULATION

COMING UP. SOME OF THE BEST FOODS TO AVOID CLOGGED ARTERIES Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


WINE?

OR COFFEE?

A FLORIDA COMPANY SAYS WHY NOT HAVE BOTH

FRIENDS --FUN WINE.

SOON OFFERING

COFFEE BASED WINE?

THE FLAVORS. CABERNET COFFEE ESPRESSO

AND CHARDONNAY COFEE CAPPACCINO

HOW'S IT TASTE???

WEBSITE SAYS IT'S A RICH FLAVOR OF CABERNET GRAPES, ESPRESSO COFFEE AND A HINT OF CHOCOLATE

WHILE THE CHARDONNAY IS VANILLA CAPPUCCINO COFFEE AND SMOOTH HINTS OF CHOCOLATE

SAYS LOW CALORIE AND JUST 6% ALCOHOL

COMES IN CANS LIKE THEIR OTHER LOW CALORIE PARTY WINES.

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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I75 RAMP OPEN-VOTOPS


CREWS JUST OPENED THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP OF ALICO ROAD.

THEY'RE WORKING ON INSTALLING DRAINAGE PIPES.

IT'S PART OF THE PLAN TO GIVE DRIVERS FASTER ACCESS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM I-75. Return to index of stories...


MLK BLVD IMPROVEMENT-VO-WIPE


FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS HAVE DEVISED A PLAN TO GROW BUSINESS RIGHT ALONG M-L-K BOULEVARD.

IT INVOLVES GIVING THIS BUILDING A MAKEOVER.

THE HISTORIC MCCOLLUM HALL --

WILL SOON BECOME MCCOLLUM PLACE.

THE CITY CAN DO THAT, IN PART, BECAUSE OF A HALF-MILLION DOLLAR STATE GRANT.

THE BUILDING WILL HAVE SHOPPING AND DINING ON THE FIRST FLOOR --

AND A PLACE FOR EVENTS UPSTAIRS.

SYLVIA'S RESTAURANT HAS ALREADY COMMITTED TO EXPAND THERE TOO.

IT'S A POPULAR SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT IN HARLEM. Return to index of stories...


MLK BLVD IMPROVEMENT-SOTVO-WIPE


3:25:39-3:25:48

Joseph Taylor/ Big Daddy's Crab Shack Owner

"It gives is an opportunity to do those things that need to be done

that will draw people into the community the community."

THERES NO DATE SET YET FOR CONSTRUCTION TO BE DONE.

THE PROJECT CARRIES A FIVE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG.

SO FAR, CITY LEADERS HAVE INVESTED NEARLY TWO MILLION. Return to index of stories...


TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE REOPENS-VO


THE CAPE CORAL BRANCH OF THE LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE WILL BE BACK OPEN THIS MORNING.

IT WAS CLOSED MONDAY AFTER FLOODING.

THIS WEEKEND -- A DRAINAGE PIPE BURST AND WATER FLOODED THE OFFICE.

MULTIPLE AGENCIES WORKED TOGETHER TO FIX THE MESS.

DRYING MACHINES WILL CONTINUE TO RUN THROUGH THE MORNING.

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH THE DAMAGE WILL COST THE COUNTY.

YOUR TIME ____

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


ROLLER COASTER ACCIDENT-TC MON DISSOLVE VO


ROLLER COASTER RIDERS AT SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN IN CALIFORNIA GOT A SCARIER RIDE THAN THEY WERE IN FOR MONDAY.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY ABOUT 30 PEOPLE WERE STUCK.ABOUT 20 FEET OFF THE GROUND, AT AN ANGLE.

IT HAPPENED ON THE NINJA, A SUSPENDED SWINGING ROLLER COASTER.

THEY SAY FOUR PEOPLE RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.

CREWS WORKED INTO THE NIGHT TO RECUE THE TRAPPED PASSENGERS.

A FALLEN TREE BRANCH CAUSED THE ROLLER COASTER TO STOP. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-VO-WIPE


THE STATE IS WORKING ON REGULATING THE NEWLY LEGAL FORM OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

ON MONDAY-

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TALKED ABOUT WHO CAN GROW, CULTIVATE AND SELL CHARLOTTE'S WEB.

THAT CANNABIS OIL DOES NOT GET YOU HIGH.

BUT SOME PEOPLE WHO GET FREQUENT SEIZURES OR BATTLE CANCER COULD BENEFIT FROM IT.

AND NOW THEY CAN USE IT LEGALLY. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-SOTVO-WIPE


"The last thing we want to see is a series of appeals and lawsuits that delay access for patients in need of care for years. So, that is the balance we are striking."

THE "CHARLOTTE'S WEB" MARIJUANA STRAIN WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO A SMALL GROUP OF FLORIDIANS.

BUT --

VOTERS WILL DECIDE IN NOVEMBER ON A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR THE BROADER USE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


WA REC MARIJUANA TODAY-VOTOPS


AND LOOKING AHEAD TODAY --

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA SALES START IN WASHINGTON STATE.

SHOP OWNERS ARE EXPECTING SKY HIGH SALES.

A NUMBER OF SHOPS GOT THEIR LICENSES ON MONDAY.

MORE THAN 300 PLAN ON SELLING LEGAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


NFL CONCUSSION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE


THOUSANDS OF PRO FOOTBALL PLAYERS WILL SOON GET TESTING AND TREATMENT FOR BRAIN INJURIES.

IT WILL BE PAID FOR --

IN PART -- BY A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PLAYERS AND THE N-F-L.

AS PART OF THE AGREEMENT-

THERE IS NO CAP ON TOTAL COMPENSATION.

IT'S DESIGNED TO LAST AT LEAST 65 YEARS AND COVER FORMER PLAYERS WHO DEVELOP NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS. Return to index of stories...


PLANES NEARLY COLLIDE-VOTOPS


IT WAS A CLOSE CALL IN BARCELONA.

WHEN TWO PLANES NEARLY COLLIDE --

AS ONE COMES IN FOR LANDING.

AT THE LAST SECOND --

THE PILOT IN THE AIR. DID WHAT'S CALLED A GO-AROUND.

THE AIRPORT SAYS THE PLANES HAD AMPLE ROOM --

AND NO ONE WAS EVER IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


STATIC IGNITES HOME-VO


A CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN SAYS STATIC ELECTRICITY IGNITED FIREWORKS IN HIS HOME AND KILLED HIS WIFE.

GEORGE MEREDITH TOLD POLICE THAT HIS WIFE WAS FOLDING TOWELS IN A BEDROOM.

HE SAYS THE STATIC ELECTRICITY SET OFF MORE THAN 200 FIREWORKS.

SHE SUFFERED BURNS OVER MOST OF HER BODY AND PASSED AWAY OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA THEATER SHOOTING TRAIL-VO


A TRIAL FOR THE TAMPA POLICE CAPTAIN WHO OPENED FIRE IN A MOVIE THEATER --

COULD HAPPEN AS EARLY AS THIS FALL.

CURTIS REEVES IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER AFTER HE OPENED FIRE IN A TAMPA MOVIE THEATER BACK IN JANUARY.

43-YEAR OLD CHAD OULSON WAS SHOT IN THE CHEST.

REEVES TOLD HIM TO STOP TEXTING DURING THE PREVIEWS OF THE MOVIE. POLICE SAY THAT'S WHEN HE FIRED.

A COURT HEARING FOR REEVES TRIAL WILL HAPPEN THIS WEDNESDAY --

REEVES REMAINS IN A TAMPA JAIL AFTER A JUDGE REFUSED HIS REQUEST FOR BAIL.

DADE CITY, Fla. - The trial for a retired Tampa police captain accused of murder in the January movie theater shooting of a fellow patron could happen as early as this fall.

A court hearing scheduled for Wednesday should settle the question of a trial date in the coming months for Curtis Reeves Jr., who is charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 13 shooting of 43-year-old Chad Oulson of Land O'Lakes.

Oulson was shot in the chest during an argument over Oulson's refusal to stop texting his daughter's babysitter during movie previews. Oulson's wife, Nicole, suffered an injured left ring finger, which was grazed by the bullet. Reeves attorneys say their client shot in self-defense.

Reeves remains in the Pasco County jail after a judge denied his request for bail in February.

DAY TRADER SCAM

Tampa day-trader firm accused of fraud

, http:/www.tampabay.com. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL TENSION-VOWIPE


TENSIONS ESCALATING THIS MORNING AS PALESTINIAN MILITIA FIRED ALMOST 100 ROCKETS--

FOLLOWING ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES OVERNIGHT THAT KILLED SEVEN HAMAS GUNMEN.

IT'S THE LATEST INCIDENT INVOLVING A FLORIDA TEENAGER BADLY BEATEN IN A CLASH WITH ISRAELI POLICE.

THIS ON THE HEELS OF THE MOST VIOLENT RIOTS JERUSALEM HAS SEEN IN A DECADE. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL TENSION-SOTVO


SOT TAK: "WHEN THEY PUNCHED ME THE FIRST COUPLE TIMES I WAS AWAKE UNTIL THEY

PUNCHED ME A LITTLE MORE AND THEN I WENT UNCONSCIOUS."

SOT AM: "HAVE YOU WATCHED THE VIDEO?"

SOT T: "YEAH, IT WAS REALLY MESSED UP."

TARIQ WAS ON SUMMER VACATION, VISITING HIS PALESTINIAN FAMILY.

HE WAS BORN IN BALTIMORE AND NOW LIVES IN TAMPA.

POLICE SAY TARIQ JOINED IN THE VIOLENT CLASHES AND ATTACKED THEM, WHICH HE DENIES. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


TOXIC BEHAVIORS.

NO ONE'S PERFECT. WE'VE ALL DONE THINGS THAT HAVE PUSHED PEOPLE AWAY.

HERE ARE SOME THINGS WE'RE DOING. THAT WE MAY NOT EVEN REALIZE.

THIS IS FROM LINKED IN.

TAKING EVERYTHING PERSONALLY.

EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN LIFE IS NOT AN ATTACK ON YOU. FORGET OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINIONS, AND "OPERATE WITH YOUR OWN HEART."

OBSESSING ABOUT NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.

TRY NOT TO TALK ABOUT THE BAD THINGS IN YOUR LIFE, OR HOW UNFAIR EVERYTHING IS. TRY TO BE OPTIMISTIC FOR A BIT AS SEE THE DIFFERENCE.

AND TREATING YOURSELF LIKE A VICTIM.

THE THERAPIST SAYS "YOU ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU REALIZE, BUT ONLY IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT THAT REALITY."

MORE TOXIC BEHAVIORS TO AVOID, IN THIRTY MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A LOT OF PEOPLE LOVE POTATO SALAD.

BUT PAYING 34 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR IT?

THAT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

THE CROWD FUNDING WEBSITE "KICKSTARTER" LETS YOU TOSS IN MONEY TO A CERTAIN CAUSE.AS LONG AS YOU SHARE THE RESULTS WITH OTHERS

THE SITE HAS LOOSENED ITS RULES NOW, AND SO YOU CAN ASK FOR MONEY FOR ANYTHING THAT'S NOT ILLEGAL.

INCLUDING MAKING POTATO SALAD.

ZACH *DANGER* BROWN SAYS HE'LL DO DIFFERENT THINGS IN EXCHANGE FOR THE MONEY. FROM SAYING THANK YOU ONLINE TO GIVING A COOK BOOK.

HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A RECIPE FOR POTATO SALAD!

IT HAS KIND OF BECOME A JOKE. BUT A LUCRATIVE ONE.

BROWN IS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE ON GMA, COMING UP AT SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


BEFORE LEBRON JAMES DECIDED TO TAKE HIS TALENTS TO SOUTH BEACH 4 YEARS AGO. HE NEEDED SOME CONVINCING. SO WHAT DID MIAMI HEAT PRESIDENT PAT RILEY DO TO PERSUADE THE KING. SIMPLE. HE SHOWED JAMES HIS 5 CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS. AND THE REST. AS THEY SAY IS HISTORY.

-- DOES RILEY HAVE ANOTHER TRICK UP HIS SLEEVE -- TO CONVINCE LEBRON TO STAY---

--- JAMES AND RILEY WILL MEET FACE TO FACE LATER THIS WEEK -- TO DISCUSS JAMES NEXT DECISION---

--- ESPN IS REPORTING THAT JAMES IS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING A RETURN TO CLEVELAND---

-- MEANWHILE --- ANOTHER PART OF THE BIG 3-- CHRIS BOSH--- MAY BE INTRESTED IN RELOCATED AS WELL----

--- THE HOUSTON ROCKETS HAVE OFFERED BOSH A 4 YEAR DEAL WORTH 88 MILLION DOLLARS----

IF JAMES AND BOSH DO STICK AROUND---- THEY'LL HAVE A COUPLE NEW TEAMMATES---

CHARLOTTE FORWARD JOSH MCROBERTS HAS AGREED TO A 4 YEAR DEAL WORTH 23 MILLION--

MCROBERTS-- PLAYED WELL AGAINST THE HEAT IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS----

THE HEAT ALSO AGREED TO A TWO YEAR DEAL WITH CLIPPERS FORWARD DANNY GRANGER---

SALE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO GET TO THE MID SUMMER CLASSIC

CHRIS -- IS ONE OF 5 PLAYERS IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE--- THAT CAN EARN THE FINAL ROSTER SPOT ON THE ALL STAR TEAM----

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO FAN VOTING--- TO HELP CHRIS MAKE THE TEAM-- GO TO MLB.COM TO VOTE--- VOTING CLOSES ON THURSDAY AT 4PM

SALE - IS 8-1 ON THE YEAR-- WITH A PAPER THIN--- 2.16 EARNED RUN AVERAGE---

SALE AND THE WHITE SOX IN BOSTON TONIGHT-- THAT LOOKS SCARY----

4TH INING -- DAYAN -- GOING DEAD CENTER-- TAKES THIS CLAY BUCHHOLZ PITCH DEEP AND GONE-- 4-0 CHICAGO --

CHI-SOX WIN 4-0

RAYS HAVE BEEN HOT OF LATE-- HOSTING KANSAS CITY----

3RD INNING --- ALEX GORDON WITH THE ROPE TO RIGHT--- HE TURNS THIS INTO AN RBI SINGLE--- THAT WOULD MAKE IT 1-0 ROYALS--

AND THAT'S ALL THEY WOULD NEED----

FORMER RAY-- JAMES SHIELDS-- SHUTS HIS OLD MATES DOWN-- SHEILDS WENT 7 SCORELESS INNINGS STRIKING OUT 10

ROYALS WIN--- 6-0

TBRAZIL AND GERMANY HOOK UP IN THE SEMI FINALS---- AT 4PM ON TUESDAY

BRAZIL-- OF COURSE THE HOST COUNTRY -- CAME INTO THE CUP -- AS THE FAVORITES---- BUT THEY ARE SHORT HANDED

----THEIR CAPTAIN--- THIAGO SILVA--- WILL MISS THE GAME AFTER GETTTIN HIS SECOND YELLOW CARD OF THE WORLD CUP---

AND OF COURSE THEIR TOP GOAL SCORER -- NEYMAR -- FRACTURED HIS VERTEBRE AND WILL NOT PLAY---- Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". MINIMUM WAGE, MAXIMUM BENEFIT?

A STUDY FINDS THERE'S BEEN STRONGER JOB GROWTH IN ALL 13 STATES THAT RAISED

THEIR MINIMUM WAGES IN JANUARY. THAN IN THE OTHER THREE DOZEN THAT DIDN'T

.

CRITICS HAVE ARGUED THE OPPOSITE WOULD HAPPEN.

CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE WORLD'S EIGHTH LARGEST ECONOMY -- IT'S BIGGER THAN

RUSSIA AND ITALY!

AND THE GOLDEN STATE IS EVEN CLOSING IN ON FRANCE AND BRITAIN.

ECONOMISTS SAY TWO OF THE REASONS, ARE SILICON VALLEY AND THE

MOVIE INDUSTRY.

CRUMBS -- THE CUPCAKE- MAKER -- CLOSED ITS DOORS SUDDENLY LAST NIGHT AT THE

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

THE BAKERY HAD STORES IN A DOZEN STATES. BUT HAD RECENTLY SEEN

A STEEP DECLINE IN SALES.

AND BEER- DRINKERS AT NEXT WEEK'S ALL-STAR GAME WILL BE ABLE TO SERVE

THEMSELVES. FROM VENDING MACHINES AT TARGET FIELD.

THEY'LL GET A CHOICE OF FOUR BEERS, AND THE QUANTITY. THE BEER

IS PRICED BY THE OUNCE.

THEY'LL ALSO BE PROOFED -- BY HUMANS.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY. I'M REENA NINAN. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


FIXING YOUR CRACKED SCREEN-VOWIPE


HERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY-

HOW TO BREATHE LIFE INTO YOUR BROKEN SMARTPHONE.

TOO OFTEN WE SEE DAMAGED SCREENS.

IN FACT-

STUDIES SHOW 30% OF US WILL DAMAGE OUR PHONE IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

AMERICANS HAVE SPENT SOME $13 BILLION DOLLARS ON DAMAGED SMARTPHONES, AND 1 IN 10 ARE CURRENTLY USING PHONES WITH CRACKED SCREENS.

RADIO SHACK IS ROLLING OUT A NEW "FIX IT HERE" PROGRAM THIS MONTH.

YOU TAKE IN YOUR BROKEN PHONE-

AND THEY FIX IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.

THE COST IS ANYWHERE BETWEEN 100 AND 200 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FIXING YOUR CRACKED SCREEN-SOTVO


sot matt: "you're actually gonna end up paying probably less to get an

iphone fixed by someone than you'll pay be for the deductible to the

insurance company. "

RADIO SHACK IS ROLLING OUT A NEW "FIX IT HERE" PROGRAM THIS MONTH.

YOU TAKE IN YOUR BROKEN PHONE-

AND THEY FIX IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.

THE COST IS ANYWHERE BETWEEN 100 AND 200 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) DEP LOOK AHEAD-VO-WIPE


READY TO SPILL ON THE TOPIC OF OIL DRILLING.

THIS MORNING-

ENVIRONMENTALISTS IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE SPEAKING TEHIR CONCERNS.

WE'LL BRING YOU A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) SINKHOLE PREDICTIONS-VO-WIPE


SINKHOLES ARE ALL TOO FAMILIAR IN FLORIDA.

THEY CAN DAMAGE PROPERTY-

EVEN DESTROY PEOPLE'S HOMES.

HOW RESEARCHERS ARE COMING UP WITH A WAY TO PREDICT A SINKHOLE, BEFORE IT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VO-WIPE


THE OLDER GRAVEYARDS GET-

THE LESS VISITORS THEY GET.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW A SIX YEAR OLD BOY IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT-

GIVING A MEMORY. TO EVERY FORGOTTEN GRAVE. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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US 41 CRASH AND SHUTDOWN-VOTOPS


ABC-7 WANTS TO UPDATE YOU ON BREKAING NEWS.

TWO MEN ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A CRASH SHUT DOWN PART OF CLEVELAND AVENUE NEAR JOHNSON ROAD IN FORT MYERS --

WE KNOW NOW-

LANES ARE BACK OPEN THIS MORNING.

A TRUCK TOOK OUT A LIGHT POLE AND A POWER BOX RIGHT NEXT TO IT.

THE MEN ARE EXPECTED TO LIVE. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH


WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO AN IMPORTANT MEETING ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

GOOD MORNING. IT'S TUESDAY, JULY 8TH.

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING DEMANDS-VOTOPS-OC


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL SPEAK UP AT A COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING.

THEY'RE CONCERNED THE STATE D-E-P ISN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL OIL WELL NEAR IMMOKALEE -

THEY SAY THERE IS POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION OF GROUNDWATER BECAUSE OF IT.

MEANWHILE - THE D-E-P IS ALSO DEMANDING ANSWERS --

THEY WANT MORE TRANSPARANCY FROM THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY --

ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL FRACKING PRACTICES AT THE DRILLING SITE THAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED CONTAMINATION.

COMING UP AT 5:45-

WE'LL HAVE A LIVE REPORT TO PREVIEW TODAY'S MEETING. Return to index of stories...


DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING


THIS IS A DISTURBING TREND --

CRIMINALS STEALING THE IDENTITY OF DEAD AMERICANS.

IT HAPPENS TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY EVERY YEAR.

AND IT'S BECOME ENOUGH OF A PROBLEM IN FLORIDA --

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS DOING SOMETHING TO STOP IT.

FRAUD EXPERTS SAY IN SOME CASES --

CRIMINALS SCOUR THE OBITUARIES --

AND USE THE INFORMATION IN THERE TO STEAL BANK ACCOUNTS FROM PEOPLE WHO PASS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING-SOT-CG-OC-BNR


Diane Butler, Fort Myers:10:29 criminals are criminals. if they can think of a way to do it,

they will rip you off.

Lisa Parker, Fort Myers

:08:39 I think its terrible. and I think you need to keep track after

someone dies- I know I did after my mother in law.

HERE'S SOME TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR FAMILY IF SOMEONE PASSES AWAY.

KEEP OBITUARIES SHORT.

HOLD ON TO DEATH CERTIFICATES.

NOTIFY CREDIT BUREAUS.

AND CANCEL ALL ACCOUNTS IN THEIR NAMES.

LOOKING AHEAD --

TODAY THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE --

ALONG WITH MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME --

IS HOSTING A SEMINAR ON HOW YOU CAN PROTECT THE IDENTITIES OF YOUR LOVED ONES.

WE HAVE THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE -- ABC-7.COM Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN KILLED FOWLER-SS-OC


WE ARE NOW LEARNING THE NAME OF A WOMAN KILLED WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A DRIVER IN FORT MYERS.

55 YEAR OLD DEBORAH KIRKLAND FROM CAPE CORAL WAS HIT WHILE WALKING ACROSS BUSY FOWLER STREET.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY MORNING, NORTH OF EDISON AVENUE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS WEARING DARK CLOTHES AND DID NOT USE A CROSSWALK.

THE DRIVER WILL NOT BE CITED. Return to index of stories...


FORMER CHURCH VOLUNTEER SENTENCED-SS-OC


A FORMER FORT MYERS CHURCH VOLUNTEER ADMITS THAT HE MOLESTED A LITTLE BOY.

ROBERT LITTLE USED TO WORK AT SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH AND LIVED IN A CHURCH-OWNED PROPERTY WHEN HE WAS ACCUSED.

MONDAY-

LITTLE AGREED TO A PLEA DEAL.

HE'LL SERVE JUST SHY OF A YEAR IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

THEN HE'LL BE ON PROBATION FOR 10 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


DUNN RETRIAL DATE-SS VO


A JACKSONVILLE JUDGE SET A RE-TRIAL DATE IN THE "LOUD MUSIC SHOOTING."

17 YEAR OLD JORDAN DAVIS WAS KILLED IN 2012.

PROSECUTORS ARE TRYING TO PROVE *MICHAEL DUNN* INTENTIONALLY SHOT HIM, AFTER AN ARGUMENT OVER LOUD MUSIC OUTSIDE A CONVENIENCE STORE.

A JURY WAS DEADLOCKED ON FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGES DURING THE FIRST TRIAL.

HIS NEW TRIAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 22ND. Return to index of stories...


DRIVE INTO HOUSE ARREST-VO


NEW DETAILS ON THE MAN DEPUTIES SAY PLOWED HIS CAR INTO A LEHIGH ACRES HOUSE.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE ARRESTED JACOB ZAMBRANA.

HE FACES D-U-I CHARGES.

THEY SAY ZAMBRANA BARRELLED INTO THE HOUSE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING --

AFTER RUNNING THROUGH A STOP SIGN AT BETHANY HOME ROAD AND RICHMOND AVENUE SOUTH.

HIS TRUCK HIT THE CULVERT, WENT AIRBORNED, AND THE BACK END SMACKED THE ROOF, BEFORE SLIDING DOWN.

AND FLEW -- TAIL-UP -- INTO THE AIR.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS ALMOST THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT. Return to index of stories...


FL SINKHOLE PREDICTIONS-TRX VOTOPS


RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ARE WORKING ON A WAY TO PREDICT SINKHOLES.

THE RESEARCHERS HAVE CREATED A SIMULATOR --

TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHAT CAUSES SINKHOLES.

AND THEY'RE PUTTING TOGETHER A PREDICTION MODEL THAT CAN PREDICT WHERE SINKHOLES ARE LIKELY TO HAPPEN.

THE RESEARCHERS ALSO ARE STUDYING THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG SINKHOLES, RAIN AND TEMPERATURE. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


WANT TO UNCLOG YOUR HEART

TURN BACK THE CLOCK ON YOUR TICKER

BREAK UP WITH SODA.

THE TOP FOODS FOR BETTER HEART HEALTH

THIS COMING FROM READER'S DIGEST

VEGGIES VEGGIES VEGGIES. ANYTHING PLANT BASED IS A TIME ERASER

ADD MORE SPICES AND HERBS. THEY'RE ZERO CALORIE TOO

FISH HIGH IN OMEGA-3'S

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630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IS EATING HEALTHY.

SECRETLY DESTROYING YOUR WAISTLINE?

YOU EAT YOGURT FOR BREAKFAST

SALAD FOR LUNCH.

YET YOU'RE GETTING NO WHERE

IT'S NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU EAT

BUT PORTION SIZES TOO

COMING UP ON GMA THE TOP 5 HEALTHY FOODS

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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I75 RAMP OPEN-TRX-VOTOPS


THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP OF ALICO ROAD IS NOW BACK OPEN.

THEY'RE WORKING ON INSTALLING DRAINAGE PIPES.

IT'S PART OF THE PLAN TO GIVE DRIVERS FASTER ACCESS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM I-75. Return to index of stories...


TYPHOON AS SEEN FROM SPACE-VO


WE HAVE SOME AMAZING VIDEO TO SHOW YOU THIS MORNING.

IT'S A PHOTO FROM SPACE - SHOWING JUST HOW MASSIVE TYPHOON NEOGURI IS -- AS IT APPROACHES JAPAN.

NASA ASTRONAUT REID WISEMAN SNAPPED THIS PHOTO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

AUTHORTIES ARE WARNING -- THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL STORM TO HIT JAPAN IN 15 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT-CAM 10 BUMP


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIORNMENTAL PROTECTION IS COMING UNDER FIRE THIS MORNING FOR NOT DOING ENOUH TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS THE RECENT WATER TESTS ARENT ENOUGH. TODAY THEY WILL ADDRESS COLLIER COMMISSIONERS.

ABC7'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE IN THE STUDIO THIS MORNING WITH WHY EVERYONE IN COLLIER COUNTY COULD BE AFFECTED. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-POP


THE MOST RECENT TESTS THAT CAME BACK NEGATIVE WERE ONLY SURFACE WATER TESTS. THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. A TEST THAT WOULD TRULY PROTECT THE PUBLIC WOULD REQUIRE SAMPLES FROM WATER AT LEAST 1800 FEET DOWN IN ORDER TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-VOWIPE


THE MOST RECENT TEST WERE TAKEN AT JUST 13 FEET. IF CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND THERE--- THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH WOULD ALREADY BE AT RISK.

THE CONSERVANCEY SAYS THE ILLEGAL FRACKING LIKE PRACTICES BY THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY IS LIKE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH OUR DRINKING WATER.

THE D-E-P IS ALSO ACTING--- THEY SENT NEW DEMANDS TO THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY WHICH MUST BE MET BY JULY 15TH.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WANTS TO ADD A 11 MORE DEMANDS TO THAT D-E-P LIST. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-SOTVO


It's really Russian roulette with our water supply:58 I mean you can't afford an accident in an aquifer that we rely upon for our drinking water

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OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-POP


THE HUGHES COMPANY SAYS THEY ARE SURPRISED BY THE NEW DEMANDS AND THEY'RE WORKING ON MORE PUBLIC OUTREACH.

THIS IS ALL HAPPENING AS THE TEXAS OIL COMPANY WAITS ON THE STATE TO ISSUE ANOTHER DRILLING PERMIT FOR THE GOLDEN GATE ESTATES AREA.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA-SS-BNR


MEN GET HONORED FOR THEIR SACRIFICES IN THE MILITARY, BUT FIANCÉS AND WIVES MAKE A LARGE SACRIFICE TOO.

OFTEN TIMES MILITARY BRIDES FIND IT DIFFICULT TO PLAN

THEIR "FAIRY TALE" WEDDING DUE TO DEPLOYMENT.

STARTING TODAY-

THE CHARLOTTE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE WILL HOST AN EVENT GIVING AWAY FREE WEDDING GOWNS TO MILITARTY BRIDES.

IT'S SPONSORED BY THE BRIDAL SHOP AND "BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA."

TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY THEY WILL ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET FOR DESERVING MILITARY BRIDES.

MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO REGISTER IS ON OUR WEBSITE.

JUST HEAD TO ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

CLICK SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


NORTH FORT MYERS FILM-SS


NAPLES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SUMMER SERIES RETURNS TO THE MERCATO TONIGHT

IT STARTS AT 7 P-M.

REFRESHMENTS START AT 6:30.

TICKETS ARE 35 DOLLARS.

THE MOVIE TONIGHT IS "YOU CAN COUNT ON ME"

IT STARS LAURA LINNEY AND MARK RUFFALO AND IT'S ABOUT A SINGLE MOTHER WHO HAS HER LIFE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HER YOUNGER BROTHER PAYS HER A VISIT. Return to index of stories...


MIDSUMMER NIGHTS SING-SS


THERE'S A BENEFIT TONIGHT IN FORT MYERS TO HELP FEED THE HOMELESS.

IT'S CALLED THE MIDSUMMERS NIGHT SING.

AND IT'S TO BENEFIT THE SOUP KITCHEN OF COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE.

IT'S HAPPENING AT 7-PM AT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON SECOND STREET IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS. Return to index of stories...


CASEY ANTHONY JUDGE RETIRES-VO


THE WHOLE WORLD WATCHED AS ONE FLORIDA JUDGE RULED OVER CASEY ANTHONY'S MURDER TRIAL --

NOW JUDGE BELVIN PERRY IS RETIRING.

HE'S BEEN ON THE BENCH NEARLY 25 YEARS.

EVEN THOUGH ANTHONY WAS ACQUITTED OF KILLING HER 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER --

PERRY LATER SPOKE OUT -- SAYING HE BELIEVED THERE WAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT. Return to index of stories...


FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VO


A SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY IN MISSOURI IS ON A MISSION --

TO MAKE SURE ALL CEMETERY GRAVES HAVE FLOWERS.

BRADEN JOHNSON'S MOM SAYS HE HAS SOLD LEMONADE AND BROWNIES FOR THREE YEARS TO RAISE THE MONEY.

HE SAYS HE JUST WANTS TO MAKE SURE NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN.

ONE WOMAN WAS SO TOUCHED BY BRADEN'S COMPASSION --

SHE WANTED TO PAY IT FORWARD.

SHE TOLD THE LOCAL NEWS STATION ABOUT BRADEN, AND HE WAS GIVEN 300 DOLLARS FOR HIS GOOD DEEDS. Return to index of stories...


BULLET TO THE FACE XRAY-OC-SOTVO


LUCKY TO BE ALIVE THIS MORNING!

A SAINT LOUIS WOMAN DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HIT HER --

WHEN SOMETHING SMACKED HER IN THE FACE THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

"i just felt this baseball bat type thing hit me in the face."

ORIGINALLY, THE WOMAN THOUGHT IT WAS FIREWORKS.

BUT WHEN SHE GOT TO THE HOSPITAL -- AND GOT THE X-RAY --

DOCTORS CONFIRMED IT WAS ACTUALLY A BULLET.

INVESTIGATORS DON'T KNOW WHERE IT CAME FROM --

BUT IT WAS LIKELY CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE SHOT INTO THE AIR. Return to index of stories...


FOOD STAMPS TO DEAD PEOPLE-VOWIPE


TALK ABOUT GOVERNMENT WASTE.

LOUISIANA GAVE OUT MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF FOOD STAMPS. TO DEAD PEOPLE!

IN THE FOUR YEARS FROM JULY 2009 TO JUNE 2013, THE PEOPLE WHO HAD DIED RECEIVED NEARLY ONE-POINT-THREE-MILLION DOLLARS IN FOOD STAMPS.

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FOOD STAMPS TO DEAD PEOPLE-SOTVO


"On the DCFS funds, the SNAP benefits, you're not going to recover those funds."

"So, that's just taxpayer money that's gone."

"Yeah. That's. Those are federal funds, taxpayer funds that we'll not be able to recover."

OFFICIALS SAY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES WAS ONLY CHECKING ELIGIBILITY EVERY SIX TO 12 MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


WE'RE NOT PERFECT.

WE ALL DO THINGS SOMETIMES THAT PUSH PEOPLE AWAY.

BUT HERE ARE SOME TOXIC BEHAVIORS THAT YOU MAY NOT EVEN REALIZE YOU'RE DOING.

THIS IS FROM LINKED IN.

CRUELTY. GIVING YOUR OPINION JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN. A FACEBOOK POST THAT'S NEGATIVE. IT HURTS BOTH OF YOU.

EXCESSIVE RE-ACTIVITY. IF YOU SNAP AT THE LITTLE THINGS, THERAPISTS SAYS IT'S TIME FOR SOME OUTSIDE HELP. THEY SAY IT'S CRITICAL.

AND NEEDING CONSTANT VALIDATION.

IF YOU ALWAYS NEED TO PROVE YOUR WORTH.AND ARE TRYING TO WIN OVER PEOPLE. THERAPISTS SAY IT'S DRAINING TO THEM. YOU'RE PUSHING THEM AWAY, AND BRINGING YOURSELF DOWN.

THEY SAY LIFE ISN'T ABOUT WHAT YOU ACHIEVE OR FAIL AT, IT'S ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


REALITY SHOWS CAN BE.A LITTLE WILD.

BUT PERHAPS NOTHING COMPARES TO A NEW SHOW, WHERE PEOPLE GET LEGALLY MARRIED *THE FIRST TIME THEY MEET!*

YEP.

SIX PEOPLE ARE LETTING EXPERTS PICK OUT THE PERFECT MATE FOR THEM.

THEY'VE NEVER MET.

THEY'VE NEVER SEEN PICTURES.

NOTHING.

IT'S ALL BASED ON SCIENTIFIC MATCHMAKING.

*MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT* PREMIERS TONIGHT AT NINE ON F-Y-I.

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TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TECHBYTES:

IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. MORE TABLETS, FEWER P-C'S.

SALES OF THE HANDHELD DEVICES ARE RISING, WHILE THOSE OF PERSONAL COMPUTERS

ARE FALLING.

AND BY NEXT YEAR, TABLET SALES WILL PASS THOSE OF DESKTOPS AND

LAPTOPS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE MORE INEXPENSIVE TABLETS. AND BIGGER

SCREENS.

THE MOBILE PAYMENT COMPANY "ISIS" IS CHANGING ITS NAME. TO AVOID CONFUSION

WITH THE VIOLENT MILITANT GROUP IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

THERE'S NO WORD YET ON WHAT THE NEW NAME WILL BE.

THE WALLET APP LAUNCHED JUST LAST YEAR.

THE OPEN-DOOR ONLINE REAL ESTATE SERVICE HOPES TO REPLACE SIGNS LIKE THIS.

GETTING HOMEOWNERS A NEARLY INSTANT OFFER.

AND EVEN WITHOUT ANY DETAILS ON HOW IT WORKS, SOME OF THE BEST

KNOWN NAMES IN SILICON VALLEY HAVE ALREADY INVESTED TEN MILLION DOLLARS IN

OPEN-DOOR.

AND NOW YOU CAN EXPLORE THE WORLD'S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP.WITHOUT ANY

WORRIES ABOUT SEASICKNESS.

"GOOGLE STREET VIEW" HAS JUST ADDED A VIRTUAL TOUR OF ROYAL

CARIBBEAN'S GIANT "ALLURE OF THE SEAS".

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M TAHMAN BRADLEY. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


SCATTERED DOWNPOURS TODAY

Steering winds will be from the south-southwest again today, leading to a similar setup to what we had yesterday. There will be a few showers, even a couple of storms, along the coastline early this morning. More activity will develop as we go through the morning to midday time frame. As we go from midday toward afternoon, the rain will shift from the coast to the inland areas. Then into the evening some of the lingering shower and storm activity could come back toward the highway 41 corridor. Highs this afternoon will be held in the mid 80s to near 90 degrees with plenty of cloud cover along with the downpours.

For tomorrow, we'll see another day of scattered storms that could once again get that early start. Then for the later part of the week, there will be a few scattered afternoon storms each day. That will actually be a bit more like our typical rainy season pattern. Highs through the week will rebound into the low 90s, which is pretty seasonal for Southwest Florida.

In the tropics, there are no areas of concern at this time and development in not likely within the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


MINNESOTA TWINS NEW VENDING MACHINE-VO


TWINS FANS LISTEN UP-

THIS IS INTERETSING-

MINNESOTA'S TARGET FIELD IS THE FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STADIUM TO GET A SELF-SERVE BEER STATION.

THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE SAYS FANS GOT TO TRY IT OUT ON SUNDAY DURING THE TWINS' GAME AGAINST THE NEW YORK YANKEES.

A CUSTOMER SHOWS I-D, AND BUYS A VENDOR CARD TO SCAN AT THE MACHINE.

THEY CAN WITHDRAW UP TO 48 OUNCES EVERY 15 MINUTES, BUT THERE WILL BE AN EMPLOYEE AT EACH STATION TO CHECK I-D AND STEP IN IF A PERSON APPEARS INTOXICATED. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) US 41 CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE


LOOKING AT SOME OF YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING-

TWO MEN ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A CRASH SHUT DOWN PART OF CLEVELAND AVENUE NEAR JOHNSON ROAD IN FORT MYERS --

LANES ARE BACK OPEN THIS MORNING.

A TRUCK TOOK OUT A LIGHT POLE AND A POWER BOX RIGHT NEXT TO IT.

THE MEN ARE EXPECTED TO BE O-K. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) FORT MYERS HOME BURGLARY-VOTOPS-WIPE


ABC-7 IS TRACKING ANOTHER HOME INVASION IN NORTHF ORT MYERS.

THIS ONE HAPPENING IN FORT MYERS-

ON THE 35 HUNDRED BLOCK OF CENTRAL AVENUE.

THAT'S JUST NORTHEAST OF 41 AND WINKLER.

POLICE SAY TWO PEOPLE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF A RESIDENCE-

AFTER THE COUPLE INSIDE THE HOUSE LET THEM IN-

TWO MEN WITH HAND GUNS CAME IN AND TIED THE COUPLE UP.

THEY ROBBED THEM OF MONEY, CLOTHES, CELL PHONES AND SHOES.

POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-VOTOPS-WIPE


A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL MAULED BY DOGS IS IN NAPLES THIS MRONING TO GET A NEW EYE.

VICTORIA WILCHER FIRST CAPTURED THE NATION'S ATTENTION --

WHEN HER FAMILY CLAIMED A KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN EMPLOYEE ASKED HER TO LEAVE BECAUSE HER SCARS WERE TOO DISTURBING FOR OTHER CUSTOMERS.

ABC7 REPORTED THAT AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE FAMILY FABRICATED THAT STORY.

THEY STAND BY IT.

HER FIRST OF THREE APPOINTMENTS IS TODAY.

THIS FRIDAY SHE WILL HAVE A NEW EYE. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) OIL DRILLING LOOK AHEAD-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL SPEAK UP AT A COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING IN JUST A FEW HOURS.

THEY'RE CONCERNED THE STATE D-E-P ISN'T DOING ENOUGH ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL OIL WELL NEAR IMMOKALEE -

MEANWHILE - THE D-E-P IS ALSO DEMANDING ANSWERS --

THEY WANT MORE TRANSPARANCY FROM THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL FRACKING PRACTICES. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) I75 RAMP BACK OPEN-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP OF ALICO ROAD IS NOW BACK OPEN.

THEY'RE WORKING ON INSTALLING DRAINAGE PIPES.

IT'S PART OF THE PLAN TO GIVE DRIVERS FASTER ACCESS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM I-75. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) MIDSUMMER NIGHT SING-SSTOPS-WIPE


THERE'S A BENEFIT TONIGHT IN FORT MYERS TO HELP FEED THE HOMELESS.

IT'S CALLED THE MIDSUMMERS NIGHT SING.

AND IT'S TO BENEFIT THE SOUP KITCHEN OF COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE.

IT'S HAPPENING AT 7-PM AT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON SECOND STREET IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

YOU CAN LISTEN TO SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

-WHAT IS COMING UP ON GMA - BIG STORY COVERAGE OF THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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