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BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-OC TOO HOT FOR THE RUNWAY?-2-SHOT
BREAKING NEWS CLIP TOO HOT FOR THE RUNWAY?-PKG
ANCHOR SUPERS TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 A POT PROMISE-VO-WIPE
HL1) WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-VO-WIPE TZ4 B MIDPOINT CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2)-VO-WIPE TZ4 C WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-VOTOPS
HL3) HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAIS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS-CLIPTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
MIDPOINT CRASH-2 SH POP VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
MIDPOINT CRASH-REM LIVE MIDPOINT BRIDGE SHUTDOWN
MIDPOINT CRASH-VO TS1) PORT CHARLOTTE WATER BREAK-VOTOPS
MIDPOINT CRASH-REM LIVE TS2) FM HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS3) OIL DRILLING-BNC OC-VO
WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-ANIBOX NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-REM LIVE POT PROMISE-TC MON VO
WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-VO POT PROMISE-PKG
WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-REM LIVE DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP NFL CONCUSSION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE
FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-VO STATIC IGNITES HOME-VO
US 41 CRASH AND SHUTDOWN-VOTOPS CASEY ANTHONY JUDGE RETIRES-VO
US 41 FATAL CRASH-VO TSA KNIFE IN SHOE-VOTOPS
DESOTO POSSIBLE FATAL AX-SSTOPS FL WEAPON POST-SSTOPS
FL CHILDREN IN CAR CASES-SS TRXVO CA COASTER ACCIDENT-TRX, VOTOPS
MAULED NAPLES GIRL-VO DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
ROBERT MOORE IN COURT-SS VO WIPE HOT CAR DEATH-2 SHOT
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP HOT CAR DEATH-PKG
IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD-VO MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-TCMON-SS-OC-VO
ISRAEL TENSION-ANIBOX FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VO
$3.3M BENGHAZI PROBE-VO DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP SLEEPING FAN LAWSUIT-VO
BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-2 SHOT MINNESOTA TWINS NEW VENDING MACHINE-VO
BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-PKG TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-OC TZ5 A CRACKED PHONE-VO-WIPE
VOTE OPEN-CLIP TZ5 B SELFIE DANGERS-VOTOPS
FL SCOTT ENDORSEMENT-OC WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
CRIST AD-VOTOPS-OC ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SELFIE DANGERS-2 SH POP VO
TZ 1A FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-VOTOPS SELFIE DANGERS-PKG
TZ1 B HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAI DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID CRACKED PHONE-2 SHOT
HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAISTLINE CRACKED PHONE-PKG
HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAISTLINE CRACKED PHONE-OC
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 A DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING-VO UNITED AIRLINES CHANGES-VO
TZ2 BTAX COLLECTOR OFFICE REOPENS-VO AIRPORT SECURITY PRICES INCREASE-VOTOPS
TYPHOON AS SEEN FROM SPACE-VO BIGGER SEATS AT AMC THEATERS-TRX-VOTOPS
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST TZ6 A SHERRI SHEPHARD AND JENNI MCARTHY-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL TZ6 B MADONNA SERVING JURY DUTY-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING-VO SHERRI SHEPHARD AND JENNI MCARTHY-OC-SOTVO
DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING-SOT-CG MADONNA SERVING JURY DUTY-VO
LEE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. MEETING-OC-BNR PINK FLOYD COMING BACK-TRX-VOTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE REOPENS-VO MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VOTOPS
FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-VO-WIPE TS1) PORT CHARLOTTE AX-VOTOPS
FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-SOTVO-WIPE TS2) FM HOME INVASION-VOTOPS
MLK BLVD IMPROVEMENT-TRX-VOTOPS TS3) OIL DIRLLING-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS4) PROTECT IDENTITY THEFT-VOTOPS
TZ3 A MAULED GIRL IN NAPLES-VO-WIPE FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
TZ3 B FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VOTOPS CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-OC


THAT WAS LINSEY DAVIS WITH THAT REPORT.

THIS IS THE FORMER COUPLE'S SECOND TRIAL -

AFTER A CIVIL TRIAL IN DECEMBER. MARY MARGARET WAS AWARDED NEARLY 29 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.

IF CONVICTED IN THIS TRIAL, HE COULD FACE UP TO 70 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


IS EATING HEALTHY.

SECRETLY DESTROYING YOUR WAISTLINE?

YOU EAT YOGURT FOR BREAKFAST

SALAD FOR LUNCH.

YET YOU'RE GETTING NO WHERE.

FIND OUT WHAT CAN BE THE REAL CORRUPT. Return to index of stories...


HL1) WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-VO-WIPE


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HL2)-VO-WIPE


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HL3) HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAIS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIPTOPS


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MIDPOINT CRASH-2 SH POP VO


WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW.

A 7 VEHICLE CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE HAS TRAFFIC BACKED UP FOR MILES.

GOOD MORNING- I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

THE EASTBOUND LANES OF THE BRIDGE ARE SHUTDOWN.

LET'S GET RIGHT OUT TO ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY WHO IS LIVE ON THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT CRASH-REM LIVE


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MIDPOINT CRASH-VO


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MIDPOINT CRASH-REM LIVE


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-ANIBOX


WE'RE ALSO FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS IN PORT CHARLOTTE --

A MASSIVE WATERMAIN BREAK OFF VETERANS BLVD AND PAULSON'S DRIVE --

ABC-7'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS THERE LIVE --CLIFF THIS IS CAUSING A LOT OF PROBLEMS -- Return to index of stories...


WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-REM LIVE


THE BREAK IS ABOUT 40 YARDS BEHIND ME -- AND AS YOU CAN SEE -- THIS WATER IS FLOODING A LARGE AREA --

MAST CAM --

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SHOT FROM OUR MAST CAM --

RIGHT NOW -- UTILITY WORKERS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME SHUTTING THIS WATER OFF --

THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 1:00 THIS MORNING -- AND THOUSANDS OF GALLONS CONTINUE TO FLOW Return to index of stories...


WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-VO


I'M TOLD PARTS OF THE ROAD HER HAVE WASHED OUT 10 FEET DEEP.

THIS BREAK HAS PAULSON DRIVE BETWEEN PRINEVILLE AND VETERANS CLOSED -- THE TRAFFIC LIGHT HERE IS ALSO OUT --

A HYDRAULIC ARM IS HOLDING A UTILITY POLE IN PLACE THAT'S COME LOOSE.

AND CREWS WILL BE HERE FOR SEVERAL DAYS REPAIRING ALL OF THE DAMAGE -- Return to index of stories...


WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-REM LIVE


ONCE THE WATER IS SHUT OFF -- I'M TOLD THE WALMART AND STRIP MALL JUST ACROSS THE STREET WILL BE WITHOUT WATER --

LIVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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FORT MYERS HOME INVASION-VO


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A HOME INVASION ON CENTRAL AVENUE.

POLICE SAY A COUPLE WAS TIED UP BY TWO SUSPECTS AND HELD AT GUNPOINT.

THE TWO MEN TOOK THEIR MONEY CLOTHES, SHOES AND CELL PHONES.

ONCE THEY LEFT, THE COUPLE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE TO A RELATIVE'S HOUSE TO CALL POLICE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CRIME YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL FORT MYERS POLICE. Return to index of stories...


US 41 CRASH AND SHUTDOWN-VOTOPS


AN EARLY MORNING CRASH SHUTS DOWN PARTS OF U-S 41,,,SENDING TWO MEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED AROUND THREE THIS MORING ON CLEVELAND AVENUE NEAR JOHNSON ROAD IN FORT MYERS --

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

WE'RE TOLD THE MEN'S INJURIES ARE NOT LIFE THREATENING 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 INVOLVED A LARGE TRUCK AND A MOTORCYCLE ON COUNTY ROAD 769 NEAR ARCADIA.

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 AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITALS.

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


FL CHILDREN IN CAR CASES-SS TRXVO


WE ARE FOLLOWING TWO DIFFERENT CASES WHERE PARENTS LEFT THEIR CHILDREN IN A HOT CAR.

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...


MAULED NAPLES GIRL-VO


A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL, MAULED BY A PIT BULL, IS IN NAPLES THIS MORNING 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...


ROBERT MOORE IN COURT-SS VO WIPE


THE MAN ACCUSED OF PUTTING HIDDEN CAMERAS IN A FORT MYERS BEACH RENTAL HOUSE HAS NEW RESTRICTIONS ON HIS RELEASE.

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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PLANS TO ASK CONGRESS FOR MORE THAN TWO BILLION DOLLARS TO DEAL WITH THE BORDER CRISIS.

UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM CENTRAL AMERICA HAVE BEEN ARRIVING IN THE U.S. BY THE THOUSANDS.

THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO MAKE THAT REQUEST SOMETIME IN THE DAY AHEAD.

THE PLAN WILL FOCUS ON ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR IMMIGRATION JUDGES, DETENTION FACILITIES, LEGAL AID AND OTHER ITEMS TO ADDRESS WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION CALLS A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL TENSION-ANIBOX


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

FOLLOWING ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES OVERNIGHT THAT KILLED SEVEN HAMAS GUNMEN.

IT'S THE LATEST IN THE VIOLENCE THAT ALSO INCLUDED THIS FLORIDA TEENAGER. BADLY BEATEN IN A CLASH WITH ISRAELI POLICE.

IT'S PART OF THE MOST VIOLENT RIOTS JERUSALEM HAS SEEN IN A DECADE.

THE FLORIDIAN WAS ON SUMMER VACATION, VISITING HIS PALESTINIAN FAMILY.

HE WAS BORN IN BALTIMORE AND NOW LIVES IN TAMPA.

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


$3.3M BENGHAZI PROBE-VO


HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE PROPOSED SPENDING UP TO $3.3 MILLION THIS YEAR TO INVESTIGATE THE DEADLY 2012 ATTACKS IN BENGHAZI.

A SPECIAL SELECT COMMITTEE WILL BE CREATED.

FOUR AMERICANS DIED IN THE ATTACK/

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS THE AIM IS "GETTING TO THE TRUTH."

DEMOCRATS SAY IT'S NOTHING MORE THAN AN ELECTION-YEAR STUNT. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-2 SHOT


LET'S GO TO THE DRAMATIC TESTIMONY AT THE TRIAL OF THE FORMER WHITE HOUSE LAWYER.

HE'S CHARGED WITH TRYING TO KILL HIS WIFE.

SHE TOOK THE STAND TESTIFYING ABOUT THE ALLEGED ATTACK.

ABCS LINSEY DAVIS IS HERE WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-PKG


Mary Margaret crying "that's the flashlight Mr. ferren, the defendent,

used to beat me"

An emotional first day IN the criminal trial of Michael Farren -- the former

high-powered White House attorney for George W Bush.

Farren, elected NOT to be present at his own trial of attempted murder --

against his now ex-wife, Mary Margaret. THE MOTHER OF 2 TESTIFYING ON THE

STAND MONDAY as the prosecution's first witness

SOT MARY MARGARET

He said, "I'm killing you."

MARY Margaret DETAILING WHAT SHE DESCRIBES AS a brutal beating she says

occurred two days after she served Farren with divorce papers in January OF

2010.

SOT MARY MARGARET

He was pulling large chunks of my hair out and slamming my head into the

floor.

THE 48 YEAR OLD TESTIFYING that Farren savagely beat her within inches of

her life in the master bedroom of their Connecticut mansion, at times

hitting her with a metal flashlight. All the while, their two young

daughters were at home.

SOT MARY MARGARET

At first I screamed, then I stopped screaming because I didn't want Abigail

to come into the room.

SHE managed to escape with her daughters -- bringing them to a neighbor's

house.

SOT JOHN ACHENBAUM / NEIGHBOR

She screamed - and I'll never forget what she said - 'My husband is going to

kill me. I'm going to die

SOT MARY ACHENBAUM / NEIGHBOR

She looked like something out of a horror movie.

/ Her face was covered in blood," she said. "She looked kind of wild; it

was frightening.

61 year old JOHN MICHAEL Farren HAS PLEADED not guilty to charges of

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BUSH LAWYER TRIAL-OC


THAT WAS LINSEY DAVIS WITH THAT REPORT.

THIS IS THE FORMER COUPLE'S SECOND TRIAL -

AFTER A CIVIL TRIAL IN DECEMBER. MARY MARGARET WAS AWARDED NEARLY 29 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.

IF CONVICTED IN THIS TRIAL, HE COULD FACE UP TO 70 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


VOTE OPEN-CLIP


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FL SCOTT ENDORSEMENT-OC


A BIG ENDORSEMENT FOR GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT!

THE FLORIDA POLICE CHIEF'S ASSOCIATION WILL STAND BEHIND HIM FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

THE ORGANIZATION APPLAUDED THE REPUBLICAN FOR VETOING A BILL THAT WOULD'VE INCREASED THE SPEED LIMIT ON MOST FLORIDA HIGHWAYS TO 75. AND TOUTED LOWER CRIME RATES. Return to index of stories...


CRIST AD-VOTOPS-OC


AND DEMOCRAT CHARLIE CRIST JUST RELEASED HIS FIRST TELEVISION AD.

THE SPOT IS CALLED "SUNSHINE."

THE FORMER GOVERNOR SAYS IT REMINDS VOTERS OF HIS RECORD OF CUTTING PROPERTY TAXES AND SAVING TEACHER JOBS.

CRIST ALSO VOWS TO RESTORE EDUCATION CUTS AND RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

RECENT POLLS HAVE GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND CRIST IN A VIRTUAL TIE. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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OIL DRILLING PREVIEW-VO


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL TESTIFY IN FRONT OF COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OVER OIL DRILLING NEAR IMMOKALEE.

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.

THE D-E-P SENT NEW DEMANDS FOR THE COMPANY, WHICH MUST BE MET BY JULY 15TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


AS WASHINGTON'S FIRST RECREATIONAL POT STORES OPEN UP FOR BUISNESS TODAY.

FLORIDA IS WORKING ON REGULATING A NEW LEGAL FORM OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

HOW LAWMAKERS PLAN TO MAKE IT WORK.

IT'S NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU EAT

BUT PORTION SIZES.

FIND OUT WHY HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAISTLINE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 1A FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAI


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAISTLINE


CUTTING THE JUNK FROM YOUR DIET IS THE FIRST STEP TO WEIGHT LOSS.

BUT SOMETIMES, THE HEALTHY FOODS YOU SWAP IN ARE SURPRISINGLY HIGH IN FAT AND CALORIES.

SERVING SIZE MATTERS EVEN WHEN IT COMES TO FRUITS, NUTS, YOGURT, AND SALADS.

ABC'S CORRESPONDENT BRANDI HIT WILL SHOW US MORE ON HOW TO CHOOSE DIET-FRIENDLY SWAPS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY FOODS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR WAISTLINE


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


A DISTURBING NEW TREND HITTING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THIEVES STEALING THE IDENTIES OF THE RECENTLY DECEASED.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY'S PERSONAL INFORMATION.

AND CLEAN UP EFFORTS ARE NOW OVER AT A LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE. AFTER A MAJOR WATER LEAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING-VO


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TZ2 BTAX COLLECTOR OFFICE REOPENS-VO


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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...


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.

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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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DECEASED ID THEFT WARNING-VO


A NEW WARNING FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ---THIEVES STEALING THE IDENTITY OF PEOPLE RECENTLY DECEASED.

IT HAPPENS TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE 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


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 IN YOUR FAMILY PASSES AWAY.

KEEP OBITUARIES SHORT.

HOLD ON TO DEATH CERTIFICATES.

NOTIFY CREDIT BUREAUS.

AND CANCEL ALL ACCOUNTS IN THEIR NAMES. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT. MEETING-OC-BNR


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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE REOPENS-VO


NEW THIS MORNING

THE CAPE CORAL BRANCH OF THE LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IS BACK OPEN TODAY.

IT WAS CLOSED AFTER FLOODING.

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

WORKERS FOUND IT EARLY THIS MORNING AND SPENT THE DAY DRYING OUT THE MESS.

MULTIPLE AGENCIES WORKED TOGETHER.

DRYING MACHINES WILL CONTINUE TO RUN THROUGH THE NIGHT AND LIKELY TOMORROW MORNING.

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH THE DAMAGE WILL COST THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA HEARING-VO-WIPE


FLORIDA OFFICALS ARE WORKING ON REGULATING THE NEWLY LEGAL FORM OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

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...


MLK BLVD IMPROVEMENT-TRX-VOTOPS


FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS HAVE A NEW 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 RECEIVED A HALF-MILLION DOLLAR STATE GRANT.

THE PROJECT CARRIES A FIVE MILLION DOLLAR PRICE TAG.

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


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


COMING UP ON ABC-7 NEWS, A HAPPY ENDING SEEMS TO BE IN STORE FOR A LITTLE GIRL WHO LOST HER EYE AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY DOGS.

SHE'S IN NAPLES SET TO RECIEVE HER NEW EYE DESPITE REPORTS OF THAT HER FAMILY LIED ABOUT BEING KICKED OUT OF KFC.

COMING UP, MEET THE MAN WHOS KEEPING HIS PROMISE TO AID THE THREE-YEAR-OLD IN HER TIME OF NEED.

ALSO, SEE THE YOUNG ENTREPANOUR WHO SOLD LEMONADE AND BROWNIES SO THAT NO GRAVES WOULD GO WITHOUT FLOWERS.

HE ALSO RECIEVED A GOOD CHUNK OF CHANGE FOR HIS EFFORTS, THE STORY NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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TZ3 B FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VOTOPS


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TOO HOT FOR THE RUNWAY?-2-SHOT


IN-FLIGHT SAFETY VIDEO CAUSING A STIR---

IT FEATURES SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT MODELS IN BIKINIS HOPING TO GET PASSENGERS TO PAY ATTENTION.

BUT IT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE FUMING.

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ SHOWS US HOW THE VIDEO'S CONTENT INCITED SOME OUTRAGE, DEBATE AND BACKLASH ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


TOO HOT FOR THE RUNWAY?-PKG


THIS MORNING, CONTROVERSY'S IN THE AIR OVER THIS AIR NEW ZEALAND SAFETY

VIDEO.

NATS

THE BIKINI-CLAD WOMEN ARE ACTUALLY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MODELS DETAILING THOSE

PRE-FLIGHT SAFETY RULES. IN A VIDEO CALLED "SAFETY IN PARADISE."

NATS

THE VIDEO EVEN FEATURES LEGENDARY SUPERMODEL CHRISTIE BRINKLEY-

SOT

2:21 "Oh that makes me feel so much better!"

GFX

BUT ONLINE, CRITICS ARE ON THE ATTACK-THOUSANDS SIGNING A CHANGE.ORG

PETITION SAYING THE AIRLINE IS OBJECTIFYING WOMEN

"/ please do not denigrate us in this way" AND "As a Husband and father I

am appalled that Air NZ has resorted to sexually objectifying women."

SOT Howard Bragman

This is a very minor issue for air new zealand / it is a little bit of a

turbulence in a long flight

THIS MORNING, THE PETITIONERS ARE CLAIMING A WIN-SAYING THE VIDEO HAS BEEN

PULLED FROM FLIGHTS.

GFX

BUT AIR NEW ZEALAND TELLING US "We typically change out our safety videos

every few months. /"

it's not the first time Air New Zealand got creative with their inflight

safety video Last year's theme was "Old school" with Betty White

SOT BETTY WHITE/AIR NEW ZEALAND VIDEO

:25 "This is safety, old school style!"

The year before there were hobbits

SOT

1:40 "My precious!!"

And it's not the only airline to jazz up their inflight safety vids

earlier this year Delta released and 80's inspired pre-flight video

complete with big hair and neon colors and Alf!!

SOT NEW DELTA AD W/ ALF:

3:32 "Be sure to adjust your own mask before helping others"

BUT FOR NOW, IT SEEMS THE BIKINIS. HAVE BEEN PUT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA SALES START IN WASHINGTON STATE TODAY.

A NUMBER OF SHOPS GOT THEIR LICENSES.

MORE THAN 300 PLAN ON SELLING LEGAL MARIJUANA.

FIND OUT WHAT SHOP OWNERS ARE EXPECTING IN SALES.

WE ARE FOLLOWING TO BREAKING STORIES FIRST A MIDPOINT BRIDGE THAT IS CAUSING A MAJOR BACKUP.

A MASSIVE WATERMAIN BREAK OFF VETERANS BLVD AND PAULSON'S DRIVE --IS CAUSING PEOPLE A LOT OF PROBLEMS

WE WILL HAVE AN UPDATE IN TOP STORIES NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A POT PROMISE-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B MIDPOINT CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C WATER MAIN BREAK PORT CHARLOTTE-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.

FOR THE SECOND DAY, THE DOW WILL START ABOVE THE 17-THOUSAND MARK. THOUGH IT FELL ABOUT FIFTY POINTS ON MONDAY.

DRIVERS WITH THREE TRUCKING COMPANIES AT THE PORTS OF LOS ANGELES AND LONG BEACH ARE ON STRIKE!

THEY SAY IT'S INDEFINITE. RIGHT NOW THE IMPACT ON CARGO IS MINIMAL, BUT IT COULD GET WORSE. IT'S THE MAIN GATEWAY TO HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TRADE WITH ASIA. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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MIDPOINT BRIDGE SHUTDOWN


WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW.

A 7 VEHICLE CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE HAS TRAFFIC BACKED UP FOR MILES.

THE EASTBOUND LANES OF THE BRIDGE ARE SHUTDOWN.

TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED EASTBOUND OFF DEL PRADO.

ALL TRAFFIC IS STOPPED AT COUNTRY CLUB.

WE WILL CONTONUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) PORT CHARLOTTE WATER BREAK-VOTOPS


UTILITY WORKERS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME SHUTTING OFF THE WATER AT A MASSIVE WATERMAIN BREAK OFF VETERANS BLVD AND PAULSON'S DRIVE --

THE CALL CAME IN AROUND 1:00 THIS MORNING -- AND THOUSANDS OF GALLONS CONTINUE TO FLOW.

PARTS OF THE ROAD HER HAVE WASHED OUT 10 FEET DEEP.

THIS BREAK HAS PAULSON DRIVE BETWEEN PRINEVILLE AND VETERANS CLOSED -- THE TRAFFIC LIGHT HERE IS ALSO OUT --

ONCE THE WATER IS SHUT OFF -- THE WALMART AND STRIP MALL JUST ACROSS THE STREET WILL BE WITHOUT WATER.

IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL DAYS TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FM HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A HOME INVASION ON CENTRAL AVENUE.

POLICE SAY A COUPLE WAS TIED UP BY TWO SUSPECTS AND HELD AT GUNPOINT.

THE TWO MEN TOOK THEIR MONEY CLOTHES, SHOES AND CELL PHONES.

ONCE THEY LEFT, THE COUPLE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE TO A RELATIVE'S HOUSE TO CALL POLICE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CRIME YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL FORT MYERS POLICE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) OIL DRILLING-BNC OC-VO


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

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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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POT PROMISE-TC MON VO


WASHINGTON STATE IS TRYING SOMETHING NEW TODAY -- POT SHOPS OPENING FOR

BUSINESS THIS MORNING -- TWO YEARS AFTER THE SALE OF MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED IN THAT STATE --

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POT PROMISE-PKG


SCRIPT:

TAPE

Today in the home of the Super Bowl champs-everyone's talking about another

kind of "bowl"-legal pot.

This grandmother of three and competitive runner showing up to be first in

line a full 24 hours early.

SOT Deb Greene/ Customer: "I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime, and to

be able to vote for it and to be able to enjoy it legally was just an

awesome thing in my life."

Remember-this isn't medicinal marijuana.

The land of Starbucks now officially with another hi priced habit for sale

to anyone over 21.

SOT Bob Leeds/Grower: "This is so exciting this is like being a pioneer. I

came out of retirement to do this. It's the best thing I've ever done. "

It turns out, voting for legal marijuana is easier than enacting it.

While two dozen stores will open in Washington, of all the applications to

set up in Seattle, so far only one has been approved-Cannabis City-WHERE

THEY EXPECT ATTENDANCE TO BE, PARDON THE CLICH, HIGH.

Amber McGowan/Manager, Cannabis City: So we anticipate for 10,000, hope to

goodness we won't get that much, because we don't have that much product.

NK - You really think you're going to have 10,000 people here?

AM - Hopefully not, but legally we have to anticipate for that.

They expect a shortage too, since less than 100 of the 26-hundred people who

applied to be pot growers have been approved-there just isn't a lot of

legal marijuana available.

Regardless, there will be celebrations today.

They won't be "Sleepless in Seattle" -but they might be sleepy. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


NFL CONCUSSION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE


THE NFL *CONCUSSION* LAWSUIT MOVES FORWARD!

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.

A HEARING TO ASSESS THE FAIRNESS OF THE OUTCOME OF THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


STATIC IGNITES HOME-VO


THIS IS A SAD STORY ---

A 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 BUT SAYS THIS SORT OF THING HAS HAPPENED BEFORE. 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...


TSA KNIFE IN SHOE-VOTOPS


ONE MAN THOUGHT HE WAS CLEVER TRYING TO GET THROUGH A CHECKPOINT SCREENING.

CHECK THIS OUT.

T-S-A OFFICERS IN DETROIT FOUND A CONCEALED KNIFE IN THE MAN'S SHOE.

IT WAS HIDDEN IN THE SHOE LINING.

AGENTS CALLED POLICE --

AND THE MAN WAS ARRESTED.

KNIVES ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN CHECKED BAGGAGE. Return to index of stories...


FL WEAPON POST-SSTOPS


ONE MAN GOT AWAY WITH A CRIME.

BUT THEN GOT HIMSELF IN TROUBLE.

THE POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAY HE POSTED THIS PICTURE TO A WOMAN'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

IT SHOWS HIM HOLDING A GUN.

HERE'S THE THING.

THE WOMAN'S CELL PHONE WAS STOLEN.

AND THIS PHOTO WAS UPLOADED FROM THAT STOLEN PHONE.

QUITE NATURALLY -- HE'S A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE THEFT. Return to index of stories...


CA COASTER ACCIDENT-TRX, VOTOPS


NOT WHAT THRILL RIDERS WERE EXPECTING AT SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN IN CALIFRONIA.

THE NINJA RIDE GOT STUCK AFTER HITTING A TREE BRANCH.

CLOSE TO 30 PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED ON THE RIDE ABOUT 20 FEET I N THE AIR.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ON SCENE WITH LADDERS - TO RESCUE RIDERS.

FOUR POPLE WERE HURT.

THE COASTER TRAVELS BETWEEN TREES ON A HILLTOP AT UP TO 55 MILES PER HOUR. Valencia, CA Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATH-2 SHOT


NEW DETAILS NOW IN THE CASE OF THE GEORGIA FATHER CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR

LEAVING HIS TODDLER IN A HOT CAR --

NEWLY RELEASED SEARCH WARRANTS REVEALING MORE ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION -- FOCUSING NOW ON THE HEALTH RECORDS OF BOTH THE CHILD AND THE DAD.

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


HOT CAR DEATH-PKG


GRFX

THESE NEWLY RELEASED COURT RECORDS SHOW POLICE HAVE NOW ASKED FOR MEDICAL

RECORDS AND OTHER HEALTH INFORMATION ON 22-MONTH-OLD COOPER HARRIS

TRYING TO DETERMINE IF HE WAS HURT OR NEGLECTED BEFORE HE DIED OF HEATSTROKE

IN HIS FATHER'S HOT CAR ON JUNE 18TH.

GRFX

THEY'VE ALSO ASKED FOR HIS FATHER'S MEDICAL RECORDS AFTER CLAIMS IN COURT

THAT JUSTIN ROSS HARRIS IS DEAF IN HIS RIGHT EAR, AND MAY NOT HAVE HEARD HIS

SON STILL IN THE CAR THAT MORNING.

Nats Attorney If there's no evidence that he had knowledge that cooper was

in the car and he walked away its not criminal

33 YEAR OLD HARRIS IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND THIS MORNING, CHARGED WITH MURDER

AND SECOND DEGREE CHILD NEGLECT. HE'S PLEADED NOT GUILTY. THE BOY DIED AFTER

MORE THAN SEVEN HOURS IN HIS SILVER SUV, PARKED OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE ON A 90

DEGREE DAY.

POLICE SAY DURING THAT TIME, HE WAS TEXTING LEWD PICTURES OF HIMSELF TO

OTHER WOMEN.

A CLOSE COLLEGE FRIEND, WHO REFUSES TO BELIEVE IT ALL, SPOKE TO US ON THE

PHONE.

Kristen Riker I was in shock and disbelief I still am.I just hope that he

gets a fair trial and the others can know what a great guy he was.

HIS WIFE, LEANNA HARRIS, HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED IN COOPER'S DEATH, BUT

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING MORE CLOSELY AT HER STATEMENTS AND ACTIONS

THAT DAY.

Detective StoddardShe didn't show any emotion when they asked her well

actually when they notified her of cooper's death.

THEY SAY SHE SOMEHOW KNEW WHAT HAPPENED TO HER SON WHEN SHE WENT TO PICK HIM

UP FROM DAYCARE THAT EVENING AND DISCOVERED HE WASN'T THERE.

Detective StoddardAll of a sudden she states Ross must have left him in the

car. She says no other explanation, Ross must have left him in the car. Return to index of stories...


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


A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL MAULED BY A PIT BULL IS IN NAPLES THIS MORNING TO GET A NEW PROSTHEIC 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.

BUT THIS STORY IS ABOUT THE GIRL. NOT THE FAMILY.

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

HE'S DONATING A PROSTHETIC EYE.

HER FIRST OF THREE APPOINTMENTS IS TODAY.

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


FLOWERS FOR FLOWERLESS GRAVES-VO


HAVING FLOWERS ON ALL THE GRAVES IN THE CEMETERY HAS BECOME THE MISSION OF A SIX-YEAR-OLD BOY IN MISSOURI

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...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


SLEEPING FAN LAWSUIT-VO


A YANKEES FAN CAUGHT SLEEPING AT A BASEBALL GAME IS TRYING TO CASH IN.

THIS AFTER AFTER TWO ESPN BROADCASTERS MADE FUN OF HIM.

THE FAN WAS SLEEPING DURING A GAME AGAINST THE BOSTON RED SOX.

ANDREW RECTOR SAYS THE ANNOUNCERS USED AN "UNENDING VERBAL CRUSADE" AGAINST HIM.

THE NEW YORK POST SAYS RECTOR'S SUIT IS RIDDLED WITH TYPOS AND IMPROPER GRAMMAR.

ESPN, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE YANKEES ARE NAMED AS DEFENDANTS IN THE SUIT. 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...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


HAVE YOU EVER DROPPED YOUR PHONE AND CRACKED?

NOW YOU CAN BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO PHONES AND TABLETS YOU *THOUGHT* WERE KAPUT --

FIND OUT WHY YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO GET A NEW PHONE.

AND.YOU CAN TAKE A SELFIE ANYWHERE!

BUT SOMETIMES IT CAN BE DANGEROUS DEPENDING WHERE YOU TAKE THE PICTURE.

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TZ5 A CRACKED PHONE-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B SELFIE DANGERS-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.

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...


SELFIE DANGERS-2 SH POP VO


PEOPLE LOVE TAKING SELFIES EVERYWHERE!

AT THE LEGENDARY TOUR DE FRANCE FANS HAVE ALWAYS GOTTEN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE RIDERS --

BUT NOW THE SELFIE CRAZE HAS SPECTATORS BECOMING A REAL DANGER TO THE cyclists.

ABC'S MICHAEL STRAHAN HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


SELFIE DANGERS-PKG


nats tour de france

TRACK 1

IT'S THE WORLD'S LARGEST ANNUAL SPORTING EVENT.AND NOW SOME SNAP HAPPY

TOUR DE FRANCE FANS - ARE CREATING DANGER ON THE ROAD, INSTEAD OF MEMORIES.

.THANKS TO SOME SELFIE-ISH BEHAVIOR

TRACK 2

TOUR DE FRANCE OFFICIALS TWEETING THIS PHOTO MONDAY SHOWING WHAT APPEARS TO

BE A SELFIE-INFLICTED INCIDENT WRITING.this is what happens when you risk

everything for a photo."

TRACK 3

ONE WOMAN SHARING A SELFIE ON TWITTER - SHOWING HER DANGEROUSLY CLOSE

TO THE RIDERS - SAYING "Nearly died." BUT AFTER RECEIVING LOTS OF CYBER

BACKLASH, SHE FOLLOWED UP TWEETING "Dear all TDFselfie haters, I was NOT in

the way. The road was open. I just look close and 'nearly died' was an

exaggeration."

TRACK 4

AMERICAN CYCLIST TEEJAY VAN GARDEREN WENT ON A 3 TWEET RAMPAGE OVER

THE WEEKEND CALLING THE NEW TREND "A dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity.

." THEN SAYING ".I love the crowds and thank you for your support. But

please give us room."

TRACK 5 GIRO = GEE-ROE ITALIA KITTEL = KIT-LE

CYCLING SELFIES ARE NOTHING NEW - ONE PICTURE HAPPY POSTER TAKING IT A

STEP FURTHER AT A RACE IN MAY - SNAPPING THIS PHOTO WITH WINNER MARCEL

KITTEL - EXHAUSTED AND GASPING FOR AIR AFTER WINNING THE RACE. THAT FAN

LATER APOLOGIZED.

nats tour de france

TRACK 6

WITH THREE WEEKS LEFT IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE, CYCLISTS ARE HOPING FOR FEWER

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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CRACKED PHONE-2 SHOT


30 PERCENT OF US WILL DAMAGE OUR PHONE IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

ALL THOSE CRACKED PHONES SO MANY OF US TOSS INTO THE TRASH.

IT CAN COST HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TO REPLACE THEM.

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ WITH AN EASIER WAY TO FIX YOUR PHONE AND KEEP THAT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET. Return to index of stories...


CRACKED PHONE-PKG


IT'S THE ULTIMATE CELL PHONE NIGHTMARE.YOUR SCREEN CRACKS.

NATS "TEST ONETHE SPILL TEST."

YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE PUT THESE IPHONE CASES TO THE TEST.

EVERYTHING FROM SPILLING COFFEE ON THEM

AND DUNKING THEM IN WATER.

TO DROPING THEM FROM 6 AND A HALF FEET.

NATS

EVEN THAT AWFUL CRUNCH. OF *DRIVING* OVER YOUR PHONE

NATS: "WOW. LOOKS LIKE IT'S OK"

THE CASES WE TESTED WORKED.BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOURS DOESN'T.

MEET CHANDON JONES.

SOT GB: "SO THIS IS THE CASE YOU WERE USING. YOU CLEARLY DIDN'T SEE OUR

PIECE"

SOT CJ: "NO I DIDN'T SEE YOUR PIECE"

AMERICANS HAVE SPENT SOME $13 BILLION DOLLARS ON DAMAGED SMARTPHONES, AND 1

IN 10 OF US ARE CURRENTLY USING PHONES WITH CRACKED SCREENS.

IT CAN COST $450 DOLLARS OR MORE TO REPLACE YOUR PHONE.BUT BEFORE YOU THROW

IT OUT, THERE ARE PLACES YOU CAN GO TO REPAIR IT FOR ABOUT A HUNDRED BUCKS.

CHANDON'S DROPPING HER PHONE *OFF* AT RADIO SHACKWHERE JUST THIS MONTH THEY'

RE ROLLING OUT THEIR "FIX IT HERE" PROGAM.

NATS

YOU GIVE THEM YOU PHONE.AND AN HOUR LATER.IT'S FIXED.

NATS

PRICES FOR REPAIRED SCREENS ARE BETWEEN 100 AND 200 BUCKS.

AND SO MANY OTHER COMPANIES ARE GETTING IN ON THAT CRACKED PHONE CRAZE TOO.

THIS ONE IN CHICAGO. JCD REPAIR. YOU SHIP THEM YOUR PHONE, THEY FIX IT AND

SEND IT BACK- THE COST? ABOUT 100 BUCKS. AND GET THIS-- THAT COULD BE 50

DOLLARS CHEAPER IF YOU BOUGHT INSURANCE FOR YOUR PHONE THIS YEAR

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. "

AND THIS COMPANY, ICRACKED, WILL EVEN COME TO YOU! MEET THEM AT YOUR LOCAL

COFFEE SHOP AND GET YOUR PHONE FIXED ON THE SPOT FOR ABOUT 110 DOLLARS

NATS

BACK IN RADIO SHACK.

NATS

CHANDON'S PHONE LOOSK BRAND NEW.

SOT GB: "WERE YOU SCARED A LITTLE BIT WATCHING IT BEING PULLED APART?"

SOT GIRL: "YEAH, IT WAS BIT SCARY BUT IT'S AMAZING. I MEAN IT LOOKS BRAND

NEW."

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CRACKED PHONE-OC


ABC SEVEN FOUND AT LEAST THREE COMPANIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THAT CAN FIX YOUR PHONE.

ONE HAD IT PRICED AT $129.

THE OTHERS MAKE YOU CALL FOR ESTIMATES, BUT ONE PROMISES IT CAN BE DONE IN MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


UNITED AIRLINES CHANGES-VO


UNITED AIRLINES IS CHANGING THAT WAY IT DOES SOME OF ITS BUSINESS.

THE COMPANY IS OUT-SOURCING MORE THAN 600 JOBS AT A DOZEN AIRPORTS AROUND

THE COUNTRY TO CUT COSTS.

THE JOBS INCLUDE TICKET AND GATE AGENTS AND BAGGAGE HANDLERS.

BUT UNITED IS ALSO ADDING JOBS AT OTHER AIRPORTS. Return to index of stories...


AIRPORT SECURITY PRICES INCREASE-VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE DOING SOME FLYING SOON --

YOU MAY SEE AN INCREASE IN FEES ON YOUR TICKET.

THE T-S-A IS RAISING PRICES ON PASSENGER SECURITY ON JULY 21.

THE FEES ARE USED TO HELP FUND SECURITY EFFORTS IN U-S AIRPORTS.

RIGHT NOW --

AIR TRAVELERS ARE PAYING ABOUT TWO-FIFTY FOR EACH SECURITY FEE.

IT'S GOING UP TO FIVE-SIXTY.EACH WAY!.

CONGRESS APPROVED THE BILL TO RAISE THE PRICES BACK IN DECEMBER.

-VO SCRIPT--

IF YOU'RE FLYING THIS SUMMER. GET READY TO PAY MORE

THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IS RAISING PASSENGER SECURITY FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 21 AT U-S AIRPORTS.

THE FEES HELP FUND T-S-A AIRPORT SECURITY EFFORTS.

RIGHT NOW AIR TRAVELERS ARE PAYING 2-DOLLARS-AND-50-CENTS FOR EACH PLANE THEY TAKE TO GET TO A DESTINATION.

THE FEE IS CAPPED at two plane rides each way.

BUT STARTING ON THE 21ST. THE T-S-A WILL START CHARGING A FLAT FEE OF 5-DOLLARS-AND-60-CENTS EACH WAY, NO MATTER HOW MANY PLANES YOU BOARD EN ROUTE.

CONGRESS APPROVED THE HIGHER FEES AS PART OF ITS BI-PARTISAN BUDGET DEAL LAST DECEMBE Return to index of stories...


BIGGER SEATS AT AMC THEATERS-TRX-VOTOPS


SOMETHING NEW IS COMING TO A-M-C MOVIE THEATERS. BIGGER SEATS.

THE NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST MOVIE THEATER CHAIN IS SPENDING HUNDREDS OF

MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON LARGE RECLINING CHAIRS.

THE CHANGE WILL REDUCE SEATING CAPACITY AT THE THEATERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


THE VIEW WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT CAST COME FALL.

TWO HOSTS ARE MAKING AN EXIT.

HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.

AND MADONNA WAS IN COURT.

FIND OUT IF SHE WAS CHARGED WITH ANYTHING --

AND IF SHE HAS TO GO BACK. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A SHERRI SHEPHARD AND JENNI MCARTHY-VO


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TZ6 B MADONNA SERVING JURY DUTY-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


AND HERE'S A FINAL CHECK OF THE MARKETS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


SHERRI SHEPHARD AND JENNI MCARTHY-OC-SOTVO


SHERRI SHEPHARD AND JENNY MCCARTHY WERE THE 'HOT TOPIC' ON ABC'S "

THE VIEW" - AS IT CAME TIME FOR GOODBYES

a tearful one for shephard: "i've been here 7 years and my time with the

view is complete / i love the cast and crew who took me and and made me

feel like this is my family. i love you. i love you."

JENNI MCCARTHY IS TAKING A NEW JOB.

NEWS BROKE LAST WEEK THAT THE TWO WOULD BE LEAVING THE SHOW,

AND THIS WAS THEIR FIRST TIME TO ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE.

BOTH SAID THEY WERE ENTIRELY GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD A VOICE AT THE TABLE. Return to index of stories...


MADONNA SERVING JURY DUTY-VO


MADONNA IS SERVING HER COUNTRY --

SHES TAKING ON JURY DUTY!

THE SINGER ARRIVED MONDAY MORNING IN NEW YORK CITY TO SERVE A COUPLE HOURS ON THE PANEL.

SHE BROKE THE NEWS TO HER FANS ON HER INSTAGRAM BY SAYING.

"SERVING MY COUNTRY! REPORTING TO JURY SELECTION!"

UPON GETTING IN THE COURT HOUSE, MADONNA HAD A LONG CHAT WITH THE COUNTY CLERK, WHO JOKED AND SAID HE MIGHT HAVE TO SEQUESTER HER.

MADONNA WAS EXCUSED BECAUSE THE COURT BELIEVED HER FAME COULD CAUSE A DISTRACTION FROM DELIBERATIONS. Return to index of stories...


PINK FLOYD COMING BACK-TRX-VOTOPS


IT'S BEEN TWO DECADES SINCE THEY RELEASED ANYTHING NEW BUT NOW. PINK FLOYD. IS BACK.

THE BAND IS SET TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM CALLED "THE ENDLESS RIVER"

DUE OUT IN THE FALL.

A STATEMENT FROM THE BAND SAYS THE MUSIC IS MOSTLY AMBIENT AND INSTRUMENTAL SOUND BASED ON SESSIONS FROM THE EARLY 1990'S. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MIDPOINT BRIDGE CRASH-VOTOPS


WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW.

A 7 VEHICLE CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE HAS TRAFFIC BACKED UP FOR MILES.

THE EASTBOUND LANES OF THE BRIDGE ARE SHUTDOWN.

TRAFFIC IS BEING DIVERTED EASTBOUND OFF DEL PRADO.

ALL TRAFFIC IS STOPPED AT COUNTRY CLUB.

WE WILL CONTONUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


TS1) PORT CHARLOTTE AX-VOTOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

UTILITY WORKERS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME SHUTTING OFF THE WATER AT A MASSIVE WATERMAIN BREAK OFF VETERANS BLVD AND PAULSON'S DRIVE.

PARTS OF THE ROAD HER HAVE WASHED OUT 10 FEET DEEP.

THIS BREAK HAS PAULSON DRIVE BETWEEN PRINEVILLE AND VETERANS CLOSED -- THE TRAFFIC LIGHT HERE IS ALSO OUT --

ONCE THE WATER IS SHUT OFF -- THE WALMART AND STRIP MALL JUST ACROSS THE STREET WILL BE WITHOUT WATER.

IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL DAYS TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FM HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS TRACKING ANOTHER HOME INVASION IN FORT MYERS.

IT HAPPENED IN THE 35 HUNDRED BLOCK OF CENTRAL AVENUE.

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...


TS3) OIL DIRLLING-VOTOPS


HAPPENING TODAY.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL SPEAK UP AT A COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING SURROUNDING OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

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...


TS4) PROTECT IDENTITY THEFT-VOTOPS


IN THE DAY AHEAD. THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ALONG WITH THE MEMORIAL GARDENS FUNERAL HOME WILL HOST ONE OF TWO SEMINARS ON HOW YOU CAN PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF YOUR LOVED ONES.

THIS AFTER A STRING OF SCAM CASES INVOLVING THIEVES STEALING THE IDENTITES OF THE RECENTLY DECEASED.

TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SEMINAR JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


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...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


AD LIB GOODBYE

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