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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE TWO
HEADLINES TZ2 A FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-VOTOPS
HL 1) COLLIER CO SEX OFFENDER REGULATIONS-VOTOPS TZ2 B POST COFFEE WORKOUT-VOTOPS
HL 2) ISLAND PARK BREAKINS-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
HL 3) HOT CONVICT-VOTOPS WEATHER-PWC
STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
FIRST WEATHER-WXWALL HOT CONVICT CHARGES-VOTOPS
BIG STORY-CLIP NY BABY LEFT IN SUBWAY-TRX-VOTOPS
COLLIER CO SEX OFFENDER REGULATIONS-2 SHOT, VO FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-VO-WIPE
COLLIER CO SEX OFFENDER REGULATIONS-SOTVO FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-SOTVO
OIL DRILLING DEP ISSUES-OTS, VO POST COFFEE WORKOUT WEIGHT LOSS-TC MON, VO
OIL DRILLING DEP ISSUES-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP TEASE THREE-TEASE
LEHGH CHASE & CRASH-SS-VO TZ3 DIAGON ALLEY-VO
MIDPOINT AX SIGN ISSUE-VO-WIPE SPORTS TEASE-POP, VO
MIDPOINT AX SIGN ISSUE-SOTVO CAPTAIN BUYS PIZZA FOR PASSANGER-2SHT,VO
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WARNINGS-OC-VO DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-VOTOPS
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WARNINGS-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
PORT CHARLOTTE WATER BREAK-VO 11PM TZ1) SAFETY TATTOO-VOTOPS-WIPE
ISLAND PARK BREAKINS-VO 11PM TZ2) NAKED WOMAN ARRESTED-NATSVO
ISLAND PARK BREAKINS-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
KILMANJARO FATHER-VO WORLD CUP-POPMON
KILMANJARO FATHER-SOTVO WORLD CUP-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP WORLD CUP-CGTOPS
TEASE ONE AWARDS BANQUET-VOTOPS
TZ1 B ROLLER COASTER AX-SOTTOPS AWARDS BANQUET-SOTTOPS
TZ1 A CHARLOTTE CO MILITARY BRIDES-TBA MIAMI FOOTBALL-VOTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL LEBRON JAMES-POPMON
CA ROLLER COASTER AX-2SHT, VO HOLMBERG-VOTOPS
CA ROLLER COASTER AX-SOTVO FIRST TEE-VOTOPS
RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-TRX-VOTOPS FIRST TEE-SOTTOPS
CHARLOTTE CO MILITARY BRIDES-OC, VO TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS
CHARLOTTE CO MILITARY BRIDES-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
MUD WEDDING-VOTOPS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


KEEPING SEX OFFENDERS ON THE MOVE!

NOW AT 7--

WHAT SOME COLLIER COUNTY LEADERS WANT TO DO TO KEEP THEM EVEN FARTHER AWAY FROM YOUR CHILDREN.

SEVEN CAR BREAK-INS--

ONE NEIGHBORHOOD--

ONE NIGHT--

NOW AT SEVEN--

WHAT THE THIEVES WERE TARGETING.

AND THE HOT CONVICT'S PRETTY FACE --

MAY BE BEHIND BARS FOR A LONG TIME.

WHAT COULD KEEP HIM IN PRISON FOR 10 YEARS --

RIGHT NOW ON THE NEWS AT SEVEN ON 7! Return to index of stories...


HL 1) COLLIER CO SEX OFFENDER REGULATIONS-VOTOPS


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HL 2) ISLAND PARK BREAKINS-VOTOPS


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HL 3) HOT CONVICT-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WXWALL


It's been a much sunnier scenario so far today across Southwest Florida with dry weather through the first part of the day.

Look for that to change, however, as we go through the afternoon and evening. Pockets of rain will start to develop by the early to mid afternoon, particularly for areas close to I-75 and U.S. 41.

Later in the afternoon, more storms will form and build deeper inland, and this is where the highest rain chances will be during the afternoon and evening hours.

We still could see a few storms cells drift back toward the coast by the evening and into tonight, so we'll all be fair game for rain for the balance of this Tuesday.

Coastal showers will be possible late tonight into the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, but the highest rain chances will continue to shift deeper inland by Wednesday afternoon.

We're in store for a pretty routine summer pattern from Thursday into the upcoming weekend, featuring morning sunshine and scattered storms during the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will top out in the low to mid 90s during the day and settling into the mid 70s at night.

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...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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COLLIER CO SEX OFFENDER REGULATIONS-2 SHOT, VO


GETTING SEX OFFENDERS AND SEXUAL PREDATORS AWAY FROM CHILDREN IN COLLIER COUNTY--

IT'S OUR BIG STORY AT 7.

GOOD EVENING I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

THE COUNTY IS TALKING ABOUT MAKING LAWS EVEN MORE RESTRICTIVE.

RIGHT NOW -- COLLIER FOLLOWS STATE LAW.

THAT MEANS SEX OFFENDERS MUST LIVE AT LEAST ONE-THOUSAND FEET AWAY FROM SCHOOLS, PARKS OR PLAYGROUNDS.

BUT COLLIER IS CONSIDERING JOINING SANIBEL AND MIAMI-DADE --

BUT GOING FARTHER.

LITERALLY.

THEY MAY FORCE THE COUNTY'S 236 REGISTERS SEX OFFENDERS TO LIVE AT LEAST 25-HUNDRED FEET FROM SCHOOLS, PARKS, AND PLAYGROUNDS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO SEX OFFENDER REGULATIONS-SOTVO


Felicia Scaton, Parent/Teacher:14 "As a teacher I'm concerned about my students on campus having sex offenders close by and having two kids also it's really important that we know where they are and they're as far away as possible from our kids."

COLLIER MULLED THIS OVER ALMOST A DECADE AGO TOO.

IT DIDN'T PASS.

THIS NEW LAW COULD TAKE A FEW MONTHS BEFORE COMMISSIONERS VOTE ON IT. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING DEP ISSUES-OTS, VO


STAYING IN COLLIER COUNTY --

FRUSTRATIONS WITH AN OIL DRILLING COMPANY ARE GROWING TONIGHT.

TODAY - REPRESENTATIVES WITH THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY WERE A NO SHOW AT THE COMMISSION MEETING.

THAT'S IN VIOLATION OF DEMANDS LAID OUT LAST WEEK BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

FLORIDA'S DEP SECRETARY WAS AT TODAY'S MEETING AND SPOKE TO COMMISSIONERS --

HE ALSO ADDRESSED CONCERNS FROM THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THAT ORGANIZATION WANTS THE D-E-P TO DO MORE --

INCLUDING TESTING FOR GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING DEP ISSUES-SOTVO


ROB MOHER, CONSERVANCY OF SWFL PRESIDENT

12:41:07-:11

If we're not looking in the right place how are we going to find what it is we're looking for?

HERSCHEL VINYARD, DEP SECRETARY

12:24:58-:04

The Hughes Company has until July 15th. When that deadline passes, we're going to evaluate what they did and what they didn't do and ultimately we're going to hold them accountable.

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY TO MEET ALL NINE REQUIREMENTS FROM THE D-E-P. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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LEHGH CHASE & CRASH-SS-VO


TWO MEN ARE IN CUSTODY TONIGHT AFTER THEY LED LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ON A CHASE FROM FORT MYERS TO LEHIGH ACRES.

IT ENDED WHEN THE MEN CRASHED AT THE CORNER OF STATE ROAD 82 AND HAVILAND AVENUE --

DEPUTIES SAY THE DRIVER SLAMMED INTO A TREE.

IT STARTED IN FORT MYERS WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO STOP THEM ON TICE STREET NEAR ORTIZ AVENUE.

THE DRIVER RAMMED A SQUAD CAR AND DROVE OFF.

DEPUTIES CHASED THEM DOWN STATE ROAD 82 BEFORE THEY CRASHED.

BOTH MEN RAN -- K-9S TRACKED THEM. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT AX SIGN ISSUE-VO-WIPE


WE WANTED TO KNOW WHY --

AFTER A SEVEN-CAR CRASH CLOGGED TRAFFIC NEAR THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE TODAY --

SIGNS DESIGNED TO WARN DRIVERS ABOUT THE BACK-UP. DIDN'T WORK.

THE SIGNS ARE SUPPOSED TO BLINK IF THERE'S A CRASH.

THEY LET YOU KNOW --

YOU NEED AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.

TODAY --

THEY STAYED BLANK.

WE ASKED WHY.

AND F-DOT SAYS THE SYSTEM IS INACTIVE.

THERE WERE ISSUES WITH THE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE --

SO IT NEVER WORKED AS PLANNED. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT AX SIGN ISSUE-SOTVO


"We began having some power failures, in fact lighting struck on the

signs and we had some other issues with power failures as well,

further analysis and investigation showed that we need to repair the

system and ultimately determined than an upgrade to our hardware and

software is really what the system needed"

ONE THING WE DID LEARN ABOUT THE SIGNS TODAY --

THEY WERE ONLY EVER MEANT TO WORK FOR THE EDISON AND U-S 41 BRIDGES.

ANY OTHER DELAYS WOULD HAVE TO BE DIRECTLY INPUTED INTO THE SYSTEM TO WORK. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WARNINGS-OC-VO


FLORIDA IS THIRD ON A LIST -- NO STATE WANTS TO BE ON.

THIRD IN THE NATION FOR PEDESTRIAN DEATHS.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SPENT TODAY ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD TO PROMOTE SAFETY.

THEY STOPPED 16 DRIVERS, THREE BIKERS AND ONE PEDESTRIAN. HANDING OUT 15 TICKETS.

DAN MOSER WITH BIKE-PED MATTERS HANDED OUT MORE THAN A DOZEN LIGHTS TO CYCLISTS. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WARNINGS-SOTVO


dan Moser/ 06:37:50 I'd say about 25% of the people I came up had lights. Their bikes were equipped with lights. 06:37:56

LEE COUNTY IS ONE OF THE WORST COUNTIES IN THE STATE FOR PEDESTRIAN DEATHS. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE WATER BREAK-VO


RIGHT NOW --

AN AREA OF PORT CHARLOTTE IS UNDER A BOIL WATER NOTICE --

AFTER A WATER MAIN BREAK.

THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF WATER SPILLED ONTO VETERANS BOULEVARD AND PAULSON DRIVE THIS MORNING.

IT FLOODED PART OF THE ROAD --

AND BUSTED THE SIDEWALKS.

TO FIX IT -- CHARLOTTE COUNTY UTILITIES HAD TO SHUT OFF POWER AND WATER TO ABOUT TEN BUSINESSES. Return to index of stories...


ISLAND PARK BREAKINS-VO


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THE THIEVES BEHIND A NUMBER OF CAR BREAK-INS.

THEY HIT UNLOCKED CARS IN THE ISLAND PARK COMMUNITY.

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY STOLE CD'S. GARAGE DOOR OPENERS. VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE CARDS.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES THE CRIME IS UNUSAL FOR ISLAND PARK AND RESIDENTS ARE WORRIED. Return to index of stories...


ISLAND PARK BREAKINS-SOTVO


"It does give you a little eary feeling that somebody went through your personal things."

"Creepy. You know, everybody knows everybody here. That's what's so strange."

DEPUTIES SAY NO ONE CAN DO ANYTHING WITH YOUR REGIGRATION OR INSURANCE CARD.

IT'S A REMINDER TO NEVER LEAVE YOUR CAR TITLE IN YOUR CAR.

THAT THEY COULD USE.

ALSO -- LOCK YOUR DOORS. Return to index of stories...


KILMANJARO FATHER-VO


TONIGHT -- A NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL GRAD IS IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS ATTEMPT TO SUMMIT MOUNT KILAMANJARO.

NICK BALLO STARTED HIS CLIMB AND CHALLEGE THREE DAYS AGO IN EAST AFRICA.

TODAY WE SPOKE WITH HIS FATHER.

HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO REACH HIS SON TO KNOW WHETHER HE'S OKAY. Return to index of stories...


KILMANJARO FATHER-SOTVO


Richard Ballo/ Nick Ballo's Father 03:59 Well I can only imagine what he's doing and where he is and what the weather's like and try to imagine what he's thinking and going through, but I can only thing that I won't know until he gets back.

MAKING IT TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN ISN'T HIS ONLY GOAL.

BALLO IS RAISING MONEY FOR CHILDREN'S GRIEF SUPPORT AT AVOW HOSPICE IN NAPLES.

THE ORGANIZATION HELPED HIM DEAL WITH HIS MOTHER'S DEATH, 20 YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


"incoming units to magic mountain we still have victims on the ride."

THEY WANTED AN ADRENALINE RUSH.

THEY GOT IT.

SEE HOW CREWS RESCUED TWO DOZEN PEOPLE LEFT DANGLING FOR HOURS ON A ROLLER COASTER.

PLUS--

IT'S A BRIDE'S MUST-HAVE.

A BEAUTIFUL DRESS.

TONIGHT - MILITARY WIVES-TO-BE ARE GETTING HELP.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU HOW TO GET A WEDDING DRESS FOR FREE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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TZ1 B ROLLER COASTER AX-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 A CHARLOTTE CO MILITARY BRIDES-TBA


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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CA ROLLER COASTER AX-2SHT, VO


WE'RE STARTING TO LEARN TONIGHT --

EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO SOME UNLUCKY PEOPLE AT SIX FLAGS CALIFORNIA LAST NIGHT.

22 PEOPLE ON BOARD THE "NINJA" ROLLER COASTER AT SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN WERE LEFT DANGLING FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

THE COASTER WAS GOING NEARLY 55-MILES-PER HOUR WHEN THE LEAD CAR HIT A TREE.

THE TREE FELL ACROSS THE TRACKS.

RIDERS WERE 30 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


CA ROLLER COASTER AX-SOTVO


SOT DEP. Josh Dublin

"There is obviously a lot of panic, confusion when something like this

happens"

SOT: Carsten Sondergaard, Park Goer

It made me a little bit uncomfortable because if stuff happens on ride, it might happen on the ride I'm on.

RESCUERS USED A HUGE CHAIN TO SECURE THE DANGLING CAR.

THEY BROUGHT DOWN RIDERS ONE AT A TIME.

SIX FLAGS IS LOOKING INTO HOW THIS HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-TRX-VOTOPS


THE SEVEN PUPPIES AND MOTHER DOG RESCUED FROM A HOT MOVING TRUCK IN FORT MYERS WILL SOON HEAD TO A FOSTER HOME.

NEIGHBORS SAW THE DOGS AND CALLED POLICE.

IT WAS 97 DEGREES WHEN OFFICERS RESCUED THEM.

TWO OF THESE PUPPIES WERE NEAR DEATH.

TONIGHT ALL SEVEN ARE HEALTHY AT LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES.

IF THEY CAN'T FIND A FOSTER FAMILY FOR THE PUPPIES AND THEIR MOTHER THEN EACH WILL BE ADOPTED OUT WHEN THEY'RE OLD ENOUGH.

Here's the info we have.

We have people who foster animals for us and we contact them when we need someone. However, right now none of our foster people are able to take a mother dog with puppies. For the time being the mother and puppies are here at the shelter and are doing well. We will continue to look for a rescue organization that could take them or someone to foster them but if no one is available they will stay here until they are old enough to be adopted which could be a couple of weeks.

The owner never came to the shelter to claim them during the holding period so there is no need to petition the court for custody. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CO MILITARY BRIDES-OC, VO


A LOCAL BOUTIQUE WANTS TO SAY THANK YOU TO MILITARY COUPLES.

AND THEY'RE DOING SO --

BY OFFERING A FREE WEDDING DRESS TO MILITARY BRIDES-TO-BE.

STARTING TODAY--

CHARLOTTE BRIDAL IN PORT CHARLOTTE IS TAKING PART IN THE NATION-WIDE "OPERATION WEDDING GOWN."

CHARLOTTE BRIDAL HAS BEEN DONATING WEDDING DRESSES FOR YEARS.

THEY THINK OF IT AS A SMALL WAY TO SAY THANKS. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE CO MILITARY BRIDES-SOTVO


lynn: gives you goosebumps when you see them in their

wedding down. We have one beautiful bride here this morning, we got

her a free gown so were rolling and ready to go.

Juline Magloire, Port Charlotte

:42:37 I look amazing! haha and I thank you brides across america for

making my dreams come true!

OPERATION WEDDING GOWN RUNS THREE DAYS IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

IT'S APPOINTMENT ONLY AT CHARLOTTE BRIDAL.

BUT THEY DO HAVE PLENTY OF SPOTS AVAILABLE.

THERE ARE SOME QUALIFYING FACTORS AND PAPERWORK REQUIRED FOR THE

BRIDES WHO ARE INTERESTED.

SO THE BEST THING TO DO IS CALL THE BOUTIQUE. Return to index of stories...


MUD WEDDING-VOTOPS


IT MAY NOT BE SOMETHING THAT EVERY BRIDE-TO-BE WANTS.

BUT ONE WEDDING TOOK PLACE IN A MUDDY MESS.

GUESTS INVITED TO THIS MESS OF A WEDDING ORIGINALLY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO A MUD RUN.

THE BRIDE AND GROOM KEPT THEIR EVENT A SECRET FROM THEIR FAMILY.

WHEN THE WEDDING WAS OVER THE GROOM REVVED UP HIS TRUCK AND DROVE INTO A MUD PIT WHERE HIS BRIDE TO BE WAS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


A FLORIDA WOMAN DOES THE UNTHINKABLE--

THEN SHE POSTS HER MURDER CONFESSION. ON FACEBOOK!

WHY SHE SAYS HER ROOMMATE DROVE HER TO BEAT HIM TO DEATH.

AND WANNA GET MORE FROM YOUR WORKOUT--

WHY A CUP OF COFFEE MAY GIVE YOU THE CALORIE BURNING BOOST YOU NEED. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B POST COFFEE WORKOUT-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


It's been a much sunnier scenario so far today across Southwest Florida with dry weather through the first part of the day.

Look for that to change, however, as we go through the afternoon and evening. Pockets of rain will start to develop by the early to mid afternoon, particularly for areas close to I-75 and U.S. 41.

Later in the afternoon, more storms will form and build deeper inland, and this is where the highest rain chances will be during the afternoon and evening hours.

We still could see a few storms cells drift back toward the coast by the evening and into tonight, so we'll all be fair game for rain for the balance of this Tuesday.

Coastal showers will be possible late tonight into the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday, but the highest rain chances will continue to shift deeper inland by Wednesday afternoon.

We're in store for a pretty routine summer pattern from Thursday into the upcoming weekend, featuring morning sunshine and scattered storms during the afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will top out in the low to mid 90s during the day and settling into the mid 70s at night.

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...


WEATHER-WXWALL


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HOT CONVICT CHARGES-VOTOPS


NEW AT 7 --

REMEMBER THE SO-CALLED "HOT CONVICT".

IF NOT HERE HIS AGAIN.

IT MIGHT BE THE LAST TIME YOU SEE HIM.

CALIFORNIA PROSECUTORS JUST DROPPED ALL STATE CHARGES AGAINST HIM IN EXCHANGE FOR ONE FEDERAL GUN CHARGE.

THAT CHARGE CARRIES UP TO TEN YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON AND A 250-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.

JEREMY MEEKS REMAINS IN JAIL.

PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF FEDERAL INMATES ARE NOT RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


NY BABY LEFT IN SUBWAY-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS NEW YORK MOTHER FACES CHARGES SHE ABANDONED HER BABY ON A NEW YORK SUBWAY.

FRANKEA DABBS TOLD POLICE SHE COULD NO LONGER TAKE CARE OF HER DAUGHTER --

BECAUSE SHE WAS HOMELESS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DABBS WAS ON THE SUBWAY WHEN SHE PUSHED THE STROLLER OUT AT A STATION.

SHE THEN CONTINUED ON THE TRAIN.

SOMEONE RECOGNIZED HER AND SHE WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-VO-WIPE


A FLORIDA WOMAN USED FAECBOOK AS HER PERSONAL CONFESSIONAL --

ADMITTING IN A VIDEO THAT SHE KILLED HER ROOMATE BY BASHING IN HIS HEAD.

ROSEMARIE FARID SAYS SHE FANTASIZED ABOUT STABBING HER ROOMMATE IN THE NECK BECAUSE SHE SAYS HE TORTURED AND KILLED ANIMALS.

IN THE FACEBOOK CONFESSION - SHE DETAILED HOW SHE KILLED HIM AND STOLE HIS PHONE AND WALLET.

SHE CLAIMS HE WAS DRIVING HER INSANE.

THE VICTIM'S TWO EX-WIVES TALKED TO REPORTERS. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-SOTVO


Patty Barbuto/Victim's Ex-Wife

"I told him to stay away from her; she was bad news,"

Gina Fitzmaurice/Victim's Ex-Wife

He would give you his shirt off his back, He helped everyone. That's how he ended up dead because he was helping out someone that needed help."

OFFICERS SAY FARID IS "PROUD" OF THE VIDEOS AND INVITED DETECTIVES TO VISIT HER FACEBOOK PAGE.

SHE'S IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND TONIGHT FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


POST COFFEE WORKOUT WEIGHT LOSS-TC MON, VO


THE JOLT FROM COFFEE --

HELPS YOU PLOW THROUGH YOUR WORKOUT.

THAT'S THE CONCLUSION IN A STUDY YOU'LL NOW SEE IN THE "INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE."

ACCORDING TO THE STUDY--

TRAINED ATHLETES WHO TOOK CAFFEINE BEFORE WORKING OUT --

BURNED ABOUT 15 PERCENT MORE CALORIES, HOURS AFTER EXERCISING.

COFFEE HAS BEEN LINKED TO SEVERAL HEALTH BENEFITS SUCH AS INCREASED CIRCULATION, BETTER MEMORY AND LESS POST-WORKOUT PAIN. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-TEASE


STILL TO COME ON ABC 7.

ITS BEEN FOUR YEARS.BUT THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER NOW HAS A NEW ATTRACTION!

AS DIAGON ALLEY OFFICIALLY OPENS TODAY!

WIPE

SPEAKING OF WIZARDS-- THE GERMANS MADE THE BRAZILIAN DEFENSE DISAPPEAR-- WE'LL TAKE YOU TO THE WORLD CUP -- BEATDOWN--- NEXT Return to index of stories...


TZ3 DIAGON ALLEY-VO


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SPORTS TEASE-POP, VO


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CAPTAIN BUYS PIZZA FOR PASSANGER-2SHT,VO


STORMS MOVED THROUGH THE WYOMING AREA LAST NIGHT RESULTING IN DOZENS OF FLIGHTS TO BE DELAYED.

BUT WHILE SOME PASSENGERS SAT ON THE TARMAC KILLING TIME --

THE PILOT HAD A BETTER IDEA.

LET'S GO ON THE PLANE.

THE PILOT BROUGTH THEM PIZZA.

IT TOOK 50 PIZZAS TO FEED THE WHOLE PLANE!

AND AROUND TEN THIRTY.THE PLANE WAS FINALLY ABLE TO TAKE OFF.

DENVER - Monday night's storms delayed dozens of flights and probably angered many travelers. But some passengers on a Frontier Airlines flight were treated to dinner from the pilot.

A plane bound for the Mile High City from Washington, D.C's Reagan National Airport Monday night was diverted after thunderstorms and lightning pummeled the Denver area.

Frontier flight 719 was headed to Denver at 6:40 p.m. Eastern Time, when severe thunderstorms forced the plane to divert to southern Wyoming, according to flightaware.com.

Passengers and crew waited in Cheyenne, Wyo. until the storms passed, and they were able to take off for Denver, several hours later.

Perhaps the captain of the Airbus A320 aircraft decided it would be best to not have a "hangry" group of passengers, or maybe he was hungry himself.

Either way, a passenger onboard the flight sent 9NEWS a photo of crew handing out pizza to people on the plane.

The newstipper says the pilot bought more than 50 pizzas on his own tab to feed them as they waited on the tarmac for departure.

With full stomachs, the passengers and crew left Cheyenne about 10:30 p.m. and arrived in Denver a short while later at 10:45 p.m., according to flight tracking information on flightaware.com. Return to index of stories...


DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-VOTOPS


IT WAS A JOYFUL DAY FOR HARRY POTTER FANS EVERYWHERE.

AS THE WIZARDING WORLD OPENED DIAGON ALLEY AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO.

STARTING EARLY THIS MORNING -- THOUSANDS LINED UP TO BE THE FIRST TO GET INTO THE NEW HARRY POTTER ATTRACTION.

BUT- GET THIS-

THE WAIT TODAY TO GET ON SOME OF THE NEWEST RIDES -

SIX HOURS!

THE ORIGINAL ATTRACTION OPENED IN 2010.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE BOTH AREAS AND RIDE THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS, A TWO-PARK TICKET WILL BE REQUIRED. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


11PM TZ1) SAFETY TATTOO-VOTOPS-WIPE


IT'S COOL --

IT'S WASHABLE --

AND IT COULD KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE.

ALL NEW AT 11 --

WHY MOMS AND DADS ARE TAKING ON THE TEMPORARY TATTOO TREND. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) NAKED WOMAN ARRESTED-NATSVO


"come here!, quit running"

NAKED WOMAN ON THE RUN!

WHAT MADE THIS LADY STREAK IN THE STREETS.

THAT'S AT 11.

AFTER CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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WORLD CUP-POPMON


THE BEAUTIFUL GAME -- JUST GOT A BEAUTIFUL MATCH UP IN THE WORLD CUP SEMI-FINALS-- AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT WE THOUGHT--- BRAZIL VERSUS GERMANY---- DOESN'T GET MUCH BIGGER THAN THAT--- THE TWO HEAVY-WEIGHT HAVE COMBINED TO WIN 8 WORLD CUP TITLES--- SOCCER IS A RELIGION IN BOTH COUNTRIES-- AND TODAY-- CHURCH IS IN SESSION--- Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO BRAZIL-- FOR THIS SEMI-FINAL MATCH---

THINGS GOT UGLY IN A HURRY FOR THE HOST COUNTRY---

IN THE SPAN OF 18 MINUTES THE GERMANS---- SHOWED NO MERCY--- SCORING 5 GOALS IN THE FIRST HALF--

INCLUDING MIROSLAV --- WHO SCORED HIS 16TH WORLD CUP GOAL--- WHICH IS A NEW RECORD--

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WORLD CUP-CGTOPS


GERMANY WILL FACE THE WINNER OF THE NETHERLANDS AND ARGENTINA ---

THAT GAME IS WEDNESDAY FROM SAO PAULO----

WHOEVER IT IS-- YOU CAN WATCH THE FINAL RIGHT HERE ON ABC-7 -- ON SUNDAY Return to index of stories...


AWARDS BANQUET-VOTOPS


NOTHING BUT GOOD TIMES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE CITY PIER IN FORT MEYRS -- FOR THE LIFETIME ACHIEMENT AWARDS-- FEATURING SOME OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES IN LEE COUNTY HISTORY---

-------GUYS LIKE NOEL DEVINE--- ANTHONY HENRY --- EARNEST GRAHAM--- AND TEDDY DUPAY WILL BE ON HAND---

-------TO CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE OF THESE LOCAL HERO'S

-----SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT -- SAMMY WATKINS WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOR AND WILL RECEIVE THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Return to index of stories...


AWARDS BANQUET-SOTTOPS


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MIAMI FOOTBALL-VOTOPS


MORE TROUBLE FOR THE MIAMI HURRICANE FOOTBALL TEAM----

HURRICANE LINEBACKERS--- JAWAND BLUE AND ALEXANDER FIGUEROA ARE ACCUSED OF GETTING A 17 YEAR OLD GIRL DRUNK AND RAPING HER REPEATEDLY -- ON CAMPUS

BLUE AND FIGUEROA-- HAVE BEEN DISMISSED FROM THE HURRICANE FOOTBALL TEAM AND SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL---

BOTH HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-POPMON


WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS--- APPARENTLY LEBRON JAMES IS TAKING THAT TO HEART-- TODAY JAMES HELD MEETINGS FOR MORE THAN 3 HOURS IN A LAS VEGAS HOTEL --- BUT REMAINED -- HUSH HUSH ON WHO HE MET WITH---- OR WHERE HE WILL BE PLAYING FOR NEXT SEASON----- HE DID SAY THAT HE HAD NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT HOW FREE AGENCY WAS GOING Return to index of stories...


HOLMBERG-VOTOPS


BIG NIGHT FOR PORT CHARLOTTE GRAD--- DAVID HOLMBERG----

HE WILL BE THE STARTING PITCHER TONIGHT FOR THE CINCINNATI REDS-- IT'S HIS SECOND MAJOR LEAGUE START OF HIS CAREER---

DAVID-- GOT CALLED UP FROM TRIPLE A-- WHERE HE WAS 0-4 THIS SEASON---

LAST YEAR -- DAVID MADE HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT FOR THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS--- Return to index of stories...


FIRST TEE-VOTOPS


A BIG NIGHT FOR HOLMBERG-- AND A BIG WEEK FOR NAPLES GOLFER EMILY BLACK---

BLACK IS OFF TO GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA FOR THE FIRST TEE--- NATIONAL GOLF ACADEMY---

SHE IS JUST ONE OF 24 JUNIOR GOLFER -- TO BE SELECTED--- Return to index of stories...


FIRST TEE-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS


ON THE ROAD AGAIN FOR THE TOUR DE FRANCE----

FOR THE 3RD TIME IN 4 STAGES--- MARCEL GETS THE WIN----- AND IT WAS CLOSE---

BUT IT'S VINCENZO HANGING ON TO THE YELLOW JERSEY Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


REMEMBER THIS GUY--- THE YANKEE FAN CAUGHT ON CAMERA DRIFTING OFF TO SLUMBER-LAND-- DREAMING ABOUT BEING DEREK JETERS BEST FRIEND---

WELL ANDREW RECTOR HAS FILED A 10 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT-- AGAINST ESPN-- CONTENDING THEY MOCKED HIM WHILE HE WAS CAUGHT ON NATIONAL TELEVISION SLEEPING--

RECTOR SAYS HE WAS CALLED FATTY AND STUPID--- AND SAYS HIS CHARACTER HAS BEEN DAMAGED AS A RESULT Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...