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CA WILDFIRES PROGRESS-TRX-VOTOPS TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
STORM DEATHS COLLAPSED BUILDINGS-VO TZ4 A NSA FILES-VO-WIPE
BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 B STORMWATCHER HIT BY LIGHTNING-VOTOPS-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 C HOT CONVICT CHARGES-VOTOPS
HL1) ESTERO SHOOTING-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL2) AG PHONE SCAM-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) CLOSETOLOGY-VOTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIPTOPS TS1) SUSPECTS IN LEHIGH CRASH IN COURT-BNC OC-SS-V
ESTERO SHOOTING-2 SH POP VO TS2) ESTERO SHOOTING-VOTOPS
ESTERO SHOOTING-REM LIVE TS3) COLLIER COUNTY FIRE MERGER-BNC OC-VO
ESTERO SHOOTING-VO DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
ESTERO SHOOTING-SOT NSA FILES-TC MON VO
ESTERO SHOOTING-REM LIVE NSA FILES-PKG
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
SUSPECTS IN LEHIGH CRASH IN COURT-OC-SS-VO DONALD STERLING TAKES STAND-VO
MIDPOINT BRIDGE AX UPDATE-VO FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-VO
FL HOT CAR CHILDREN-VO FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP PHILLY ROW HOUSE FIRE-trxVO
TAMPA THEATER TRIAL-VO STORMWATCHER HIT BY LIGHTNING-OC-SOTVO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP DUI PILOT SUSPENDED-OC-SS
OBAMA IMMIGRATION TEXAS TRIP-VO ROLLER COASTER INCIDENT-VO
ISREAL TENSIONS-VOTOPS ROLLER COASTER INCIDENT-SOTVO-OC
OFFICIAL TESTIFIES ABOUT VA RETALIATION-VO CAPTAIN BUYS PIZZA FOR PASSANGER-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP NAKED WOMAN ARRESTED-NATSVO
SEVERE STORMS-ANIBOX HOT CONVICT CHARGES-VO
SEVERE STORMS-PKG FL RESUME GRADUATE-VO
SEVERE STORMS-OC FL LOTTO OBSESSION-TC MON VO
PORT CHARLOTTE BOIL WATER NOTICE-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 A WALMART US JOBS-VO-WIPE
TZ1 A COLLIER SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE-VOTOPS TZ5 B PRINCE GEORGE FIRST YEAR-VOTOPS
TZ1 B CLOSETOLOGY-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID PRINCE GEORGE FIRST YEAR-2-SHOT
CLOSETOLOGY-2-SHOT PRINCE GEORGE FIRST YEAR-PKG
CLOSETOLOGY-PKG ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 A AG PHONE SCAM-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ2 B FL LOTTO OBSESSION-VO DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
CAT ATTACK-2-SHOT WALMART US JOBS-2 SHOT
CAT ATTACK-PKG WALMART US JOBS-PKG
WEDDING PICS PHOTOBOMBED BY TORNADO-VOTOPS NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP HONDA RECALL-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST BEING RICH-OC-SS
FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TZ6 A ROSIE ON THE VIEW-VO
AG PHONE SCAM-BNC-SOTVO TZ6 B GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL-NATSVO
AG PHONE SCAM-SOTVO-BNC FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
ISLAND PARK CAR BREAKINS-VO ROSIE ON THE VIEW-VO
COLLIER SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE-NATSVO APOLLO HEADS TO JAIL-VO
OIL DRILLING DEP ISSUES-OTS, VO DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-OC-NATSVO
COLLIER COUNTY FIRE MERGER-VOTOPS GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL-NATVOTOPS
MIDPOINT BRIDGE SIGNS-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
I75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-SSTOPS TS1) SUSPECTS IN LEHIGH CRASH IN COURT-SS-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS2) ESTERO SHOOTING-VOTOPS
TZ3 A DOCTOR ON DEMAND-VO-WIPE TS3) COLLIER SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE-VOTOPS
TZ3B POST COFFEE WORKOUT WEIGHT LOSS-VOTOPS TS4) COLLIER COUNTY FIRE MERGER-VOTOPS
DOCTOR ON DEMAND-2SH-VO TS 6) I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-SSTOPS-WIPE
POTTY TRAINER FOR HIRE-VO FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
PREGNANCY AND FAST FOOD-VO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
POST COFFEE WORKOUT WEIGHT LOSS-TRX-VOTOPS  


CA WILDFIRES PROGRESS-TRX-VOTOPS


WESTERN WILDFIRES

NEW: Progress reported against major western wildfires

Firefighters in Northern California ARE making progress battling a 10-square-mile wildfire in rugged and steep terrain in Yolo County.

The Monticello Fire near Lake Berryessa is now 71 percent contained, and full containment is expected by the end of the week.

Fire crews are making progress battling several wildfires covering a combined 33 square miles of desert rangeland in eastern Nevada and southwestern Utah. Return to index of stories...


STORM DEATHS COLLAPSED BUILDINGS-VO


FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A HOMES COLLAPSE IN NEW YORK.

OFFICIALS SAY FOUR HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED IN BUILDING COLLAPSES IN SMITHFIELD DURING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN.

IN MARYLAND, ONE CHILD WAS KILLED AND SIX OTHERS WERE INJURED WHEN A TREE FELL AT A SUMMER CAMP DURING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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


TWO PEOPLE ARE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A SHOOTING IN AN ESTERO NEIGHBORHOOD, IT'S JUST BLOCKS FROM ESTERO HIGH.

WE TAKE YOU LIVE TOE the SCENE

AND MORE THAN 70 CALLS IN 4 DAYS.

THE SCAM ARTISTS THAT WON'T LEAVE YOU ALONE UNTIL YOU GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT.

HOW THEY'RE THREATENING YOU WITH JAILTIME

AND CLUTTERED,

NEED TO BE CLEANED?

OR METICULOUSLY SPOTLESS.

IT'S CLOSET PYSCHOLOGY. HOW IT COULD CHANGE OTHER ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE AND REDUCE STRESS Return to index of stories...


HL1) ESTERO SHOOTING-VO-WIPE


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HL2) AG PHONE SCAM-VO-WIPE


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HL3) CLOSETOLOGY-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIPTOPS


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ESTERO SHOOTING-2 SH POP VO


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW.

ABC7 IS GETTING BRAND NEW DETAILS ABOUT A SHOOTING AT THE ESTERO LAKES COMMUNITY IN LEE COUNTY.

GOOD MORNING THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON ABC-7.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

THE SCENE IS JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

ABC-7''S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS THERE LIVE

CHRISTY WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING-REM LIVE


DEPUTIES WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAVE JUST CONFIRMED A MAN AND WOMAN WERE SHOT EARLY THIS MORNING.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCENE BEHIND ME.

INVESTIGATORS WERE CALLED TO THIS HOME AROUND 1 OCLOCK THIS MORNING Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING-VO


WHEN THEY GOT HERE THEY FOUND A MAN AND WOMAN HAD BEEN SHOT.

THEY WERE BOTH TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BUT DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES.

WE TALKED TO NEIGHBORS WHO WOKE UP TO THE CRIME SCENE. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING-SOT


Todd Goodman

Neighbor

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It's shocking because it's such a safe neighborhood. You don't see anything like this happen. We are right across from a school as well.

DEPUTIES HAVE A VERY LARGE AREA SURROUNDED WITH CRIME SCENE TAPE-- INCLUDING A SILVER CAR PARKED OUTSIDE THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING-REM LIVE


THEY ARE CALLING THIS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT AND SAY THE PUBLIC IS NOT IN DANGER.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH NEW DETAILS.

LIVE IN ESTERO CA ABC7 Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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SUSPECTS IN LEHIGH CRASH IN COURT-OC-SS-VO


ABC SEVEN IS IN THE COURTROOM RIGHT NOW FOR TWO MEN WHO WERE ARRESTED IN A HIGH SPEED CHASE.

HERE ARE NEW MUG SHOTS OF JOSHUA WHITE AND OCTAVIUS PULLENS.

DEPUTIES SAY IT ALL STARTED WITH A TRAFFIC STOP IN FORT MYERS TUESDAY --

BUT THE SUSPECTS DIDNT STOP AND INSTEAD RAMMED THEIR CAR INTO A DEPUTY SQUAD CAR AND SPED OFF.

THEY LATER CRASHED INTO A TREE IN LEHIGH ACRES OFF STATE ROAD 82.

K9'S HELPED CATCH THEM AFTER THEY RAN INTO THE WOODS.

THEY ARE FACING CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED ASSULT AND FLEEING POLICE Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE AX UPDATE-VO


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THAT CRASH AT THE BASE OF THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE THAT CAUSED MASSIVE TRAFFIC DELAYS.

THE MOTORCYCLE DRIVER INVOLVED IN FIVE-CAR PILE UP TUESDAY MORNING IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

IT STARTED WHEN THE DRIVER OF A VAN FAILED TO STOP IN TIME AND CRASHED INTO THE BACK OF A MOTORCYCLE DRIVER, SLOWING FOR A STOP LIGHT.

THAT CAUSED A CHAIN REACTION.

THE CRASH CLOSED THE BUSY BRIDGE FOR NEARLY FIVE HOURS. Return to index of stories...


FL HOT CAR CHILDREN-VO


ANOTHER CASE OF CHILDREN BEING LEFT IN A HOT CAR IN FLORIDA.

THIS HAPPENED NEAR JACKSONVILLE.

A MOTHER HAD THREE KIDS IN THE CAR.AND MADE SURE THE OTHER TWO GOT OUT SAFELY.BUT THEN FOR WHATEVER REASON DIDN'T GO BACK FOR ONE OF THE 18-MONTH-OLD TWINS.

SHE TOLD DEPUTIES SHE THEN FELL ASLEEP AND THE OLDER CHILD FOUND HIS KID BROTHER STILL IN THE CAR FOUR HOURS LATER.

THE TODDLER IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

THAT MOTHER IS FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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TAMPA THEATER TRIAL-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING--

A PASCO COUNTY JUDGE IS EXPECTED TO SET A TRIAL DATE IN THE CASE OF A RETIRED TAMPA POLICE CAPTAIN WHO IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A MAN IN A MOVIE THEATER.

A COURT HEARING IS SCHEDULED TODAY 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.

REEVES ATTORNEYS SAY THEIR CLIENT SHOT IN SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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OBAMA IMMIGRATION TEXAS TRIP-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA HEADS TO THE CENTER OF THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS, AFTER ASKING FOR BILLIONS IN AID.

THE PRESIDENT WILL MEET WITH GOVERNOR RICK PERRY, TODAY, AS THE WHITE HOUSE ASKS CONGRESS FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING TO BETTER RESPOND TO AN INFLUX OF ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS.

OBAMA ASKED CONGRESS FOR $3.7 BILLION DOLLARS IN EMERGENCY SPENDING TO ADDRESS THE THOUSANDS OF UNOCCUPIED YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ENTER THE U.S. ILLEGALLY. Return to index of stories...


ISREAL TENSIONS-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING- ISRAELI FORCES ARE HEADED TOWARD THE GAZA STRIP.

THE ANCIENT FEUD BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE IS INFLAMED YET AGAIN.

AN ESTIMATED 150 ROCKETS FLEW INTO ISRAEL ON TUESDAY, TARGETING MORE THAN 10 CITIES.

PREPARING FOR A POSSIBLE GROUND INVASION.

THE GOVERNMENT AUTHORIZING THE CALL-UP OF 40-THOUSAND RESERVE TROOPS.

THIS VIOLENCE IS FUELED IN PART BY THE MURDERS OF THOSE ISRAELI TEENS.

THEN THE REVENGE KILLING OF A PALESTINIAN TEENAGER. Return to index of stories...


OFFICIAL TESTIFIES ABOUT VA RETALIATION-VO


ALSO NEW THIS MORNING --

WE'RE LEARNING -- A FEDERAL INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY IS LOOKING INTO 67 CLAIMS --

THAT SUPERVISORS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS *RETALIATED AGAINST EMPLOYEES WHO FILED WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINTS.

MANY OF THOSE COMPLAINTS WERE FILED AFTER A GROWING HEALTH CARE SCANDAL INVOLVING LONG PATIENT WAITS CAME TO LIGHT.

AND -- AFTER FALSIFIED RECORDS AT V-A HOSPITALS AND CLINICS BECAME PUBLIC Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


SEVERE STORMS-ANIBOX


WE ARE TRACKING THE DEADLY STORMS THAT SLAMMED A LARGE PORTION OF THE EAST COAST.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMED AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT LEAST TWICE IN OHIO.

. ABC'S GIO BENITEZ IS IN SMITHFIELD, NEW YORK WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE STORMS-PKG


MOS "it was insane I looked out the window and saw blankets of rain."

OVERNIGHT SEVERE STORMSTURNING FATAL. FOUR DEAD INCLUDING A MOTHER AND

DAUGHTER AFTER SEVERAL HOMES COLLAPSED IN SMITHFIELD, NEW YORK. ANOTHER

PERSON WAS INJURED AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. DEVASTATING DESTRUCTION

THROUGHOUT THE REGION. ONE HOME REPORTEDLY RIPPED FROM ITS FOUNDATION.

MOS "I'm still shaking from it. it was numbing, very numbing."

CREWS AND SEARCH DOGS DESPERATELY SEARCHING THROUGH THE RUBBLE THIS MORNING

SCOURING THE DEBRIS -FOR MORE VICTIMS OR ANYONE THAT MIGHT BE TRAPPED.

MOS "It's just absolutely crazy, I haven't seen anything like."

ANOTHER TRAGIC LOSS AT RIVER VALLEY RANCH SUMMER CAMP IN MARYLAND-

Captain Jon Light / Carroll County Sheriff's Office

"Children were injured and unfortunately one was a fatality."

EIGHT CHILDREN WERE HURTAND ANOTHER DIED WHEN A TREE LIMB FELL AND STRUCK

THE GROUP AS THEY WERE RUNNING FOR SHELTER DURING A SUDDEN AND FAST MOVING

STORM WINDS REACHING OVER 60 MPH.

MOS "something like this has never happened before it was a freak storm that

came up." Return to index of stories...


SEVERE STORMS-OC


THAT WAS GIO BENITEZ WITH THAT REPORT.

OFFICALS SAY IT COULD TAKE WEEKS OF CLEANUP AFTER THE STORMS. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE BOIL WATER NOTICE-VO


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 TUESDAY MORNING.

IT FLOODED PART OF THE ROAD --

AND BUSTED THE SIDEWALKS.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY UTILITIES HAD TO SHUT OFF POWER AND WATER TO ABOUT TEN BUSINESSES TO FIX IT.

THE BOIL WATER NOTICE WILL LAST FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A NEW PROPOSAL WILL KEEP SEX OFFENDERS FARTHER AWAY FROM PLACES LIKE SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES.

ONE COUNTY IS CONSIDERING INCREASING THE DISTANCE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU AND HOW FAR.

IT'S A BIG TOPIC TRENDING ON LINE

IS YOUR CLOSET THE KEY TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

FIND OUT WHAT THIS MEANS ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A COLLIER SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B CLOSETOLOGY-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


CLOSETOLOGY-2-SHOT


WHAT THE CLUTTER IN YOUR HOUSE SAY ABOUT YOU?

MAYBE IT'S FILLED WITH OLD CLOTHES OR YOUR KID'S TOYS -

A NEW REPORT THIS MORNING FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REVEALS HOW WHAT WE KEEP MAY BE A

WINDOW INTO OUR STATE OF MIND.

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CLOSETOLOGY-PKG


FROM EXTREME HOARDING

NATS: hoarders

TO COLLECTING CLUTTER.

NAT: TBD shots of clutter.

EXPERTS SAY THERE ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS WHY WE CAN'T SEEM TO LET GO OF

ALL OF OUR STUFF!

NATS: DR: That's a lot of jeans. AB: It's a lot of jeans

DR. SETH MEYERS, A PSYCHOLOGIST, PAID ME A HOUSE-CALL - TO GIVE ME A BETTER

SENSE OF THE REASONS BEHIND *MY* CLUTTER

NATS: AB: There are several pair that I haven't worn in years, but I like

to keep 'em around.

BUT WHY???

SOT: DR: My guess is that these jeans symbolize a time in your life when

you felt a little lighter, a little more free, maybe you went out a little

bit more. Is any of that ringing a bell? / AB: Honestly, I think you

are right!

AND IT TURNS OUT MY WEDDING TRUNK --

QUICK NATS: I'm gonna make a scrap book someday.

- IS QUITE REVEALING TOO! SO MUCH CLUTTER AND CHAOS - I ACTUALLY FORGOT

WHY I KEPT SOME OF IT.

FUNNY MONTAGE OF NATS: "An old balloon, I'm not sure I remember this."

SOT: DR: I think there's a part of you that's avoiding going through this

stuff because you care about it and love it all so much you want to do it

perfectly. But perfection is the achilles heel of all of our homes.

DR MEYERS SAYS EXTREME CLUTTER CAN BE SIGNS OF BIGGER ISSUES.

LIKE.A CLOSET FULL OF UNWORN CLOTHING? THAT CAN MEAN YOU'RE TRYING TO FILL

AN EMOTIONAL VOID THE NEED TO SAVE EVERYTHING?? MAYBE O-C-D. BOXES

FILLED WITH HALF-FINISHED PROJECTS CAN BE SIGNS OF ATTENTION DEFICIT

DISORDER. AND REFUSING TO THROW ANYTING AWAY COULD BE A FEAR OF MAKING THE

WRONG DECISION

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERT JUSTIN KLOSKY SAYS SOMETIMES THE SOLUTION IS TO START

FRESH

Take everything out of your space/ see the space for what it is without

anything in it and then start putting things back into it to fill the space

to see what feels right/ and consistently repeat this process once a month

EXPERTS ALSO SUGGESTS TO CHANGE YOUR MINDSET - YOU DON'T HAVE TO *THROW*

SOMETHING AWAY - TRY *GIVING* IT AWAY.

SOMETHING I PLAN TO TEST OUTWITH THIS PAINTING I FOUND OF MY GRANDPA.

SOT: AB: Maybe my grandma would want it. / I think that would be a great

thing to do.

FOR GMA, AB, ABC NEWS, LA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


A NEW PHONE SCAM YOU NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR.

SOMEONE CALLS, SAYING YOU'RE IN TROUBLE OR SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY IS

THE SCAMMERS SAY THEY'RE WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE

FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR ---AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU DON'T GO THROUGH WITH THEIR DEMANDS.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU TRY YOUR LUCK AT PLAYING NUMBERS?

IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S A BIG OBESSION RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT'S PEOPLE'S GULITY PLEASURES ARE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A AG PHONE SCAM-VO


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TZ2 B FL LOTTO OBSESSION-VO


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CAT ATTACK-2-SHOT


NOW TO THE STORY OF AN OUT OF CONTROL HOUSE CAT HOLDING ITS OWNERS HOSTAGE

IN THEIR BEDROOM.

THE FELINE WENT BERSERK -- ATTACKING THE COUPLE AND

FORCING THEM TO CALL 9-1-1 FOR HELP.

ABC'S LARA SPENCER HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


CAT ATTACK-PKG


10;56;15;57 CALLER: UM YEA I JUST WANTED TO CALL MY HOUSE ABOUT MY

CREEPY CAT.

IT'S A CAT CALL OF A DIFFERENT BREED -- A 4 YEAR OLD RUSSIAN BLUE NAMED KUSH

, TRAPPING IT'S OWNERS IN THEIR FLORIDA HOME THIS PAST WEEKEND

10;56;37;59 /I CAN'T GET OUT SHE'S GOT US TRAPPED IN OUR BEDROOM / 10

;57;56;30 CALLER: SHE'S NEVER BEEN LIKE THIS I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S

HAPPENED TO HER.

TERESA GREGORY CORNERED, WITH HER HUSBAND JAMES, SPECULATES THE CAT'S FURY

MAY HAVE BEEN UNLEASHED WHEN SHE STEPPED ON KUSH IN THE DARK BY MISTAKE

10;56;50;12 CALLER: I MEAN MY HUSBAND-- WE ARE RIPPED UP.

.POURING BLOOD. SHE RIPPED US UP. /10;58;29;07 AND SHE'S SITTING RIGHT

THERE. THERE'S NO WAY TO GET OUT. / 10;57;01;56 / WE JUST NEED HER OUT

OF OUR HOUSE. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

AND KUSH IS THE SECOND FEROCIOUS FELINE CALL THIS YEAR IN MARCH, LEE

PALMER'S CAT LUX WENT BERSERK AFTER HIS SON YANKED ON THE CAT'S TAIL

filepkg/911 from march

"I KICKED THE BUTT OF THE CAT IN THE REAR. IT JUST WENT OVER THE EDGE AND

WE ARENT SAFE AROUND THE CAT"

AFTER MAKING HEADLINES, LUX WAS FEATURED WITH ANIMAL PLANET'S CAT WRANGLER

ON "MY CAT FROM HELL"

LUX IS NOW AT THE CAT HOSPITAL OF PORTLAND, WHICH REPORTS HE IS DOING WELL,

MEDICATED AND HASN'T HAD AN OUTBURST IN MONTHS

10;59;00;24 Caller: I mean I don't what's wrong with her I love this

cat to death but.

IT'S STILL TOO SOON TO TELL LIES AHEAD FOR KUSH. SHE HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM

THE HOME AND WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR 10 DAYS. THEN HER OWNERS WILL HAVE TO

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WEDDING PICS PHOTOBOMBED BY TORNADO-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE FROM KANSAS.

ONE COUPLE DECIDED TO TAKE A PICTURE WITH A TORNADO BEHIND THEM.

THE NEWLYWEDS DECIDED TO MAKE THE TWISTER THE BACKDROP INSTEAD OF SEEKING SHELTER.

THE TORNADO WAS FAR ENOUGH AWAY THAT THE WEDDING PARTY WAS SAFE AND THE WINDS ONLY MANAGED TO BLOW OVER THE RECEPTION TENT.

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ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Little overall changes are expected Wednesday.

Another round of showers and strong storms will begin to develop later on in the afternoon.

The strongest of storms will be primarily inland, south of Lake Okeechobee.

Heavy downpours, small hail and deadly lightning will all accompany those storms.

Can't rule out completely a few isolated showers making their way back towards the coastline before things wrap up into the evening.

Highs this afternoon appear to be on course for the normal.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s Wednesday. With plenty of moisture in place, the feel like temperature will be in the upper 90s.

Showers wind down halfway through the night and clouds thin out before waking up Thursday morning. Overnight lows are forecast to be near seasonal values - hanging in the mid to low 70s.

The remainder of the week will be a very typical summer pattern. Showers and storms in the afternoon with highs staying in the lows 90s. A bit of dry air pushes in Friday helping reduce rain chances a bit. Still mentioning rain Friday just not as widespread. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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AG PHONE SCAM-BNC-SOTVO


73 PHONE CALLS IN JUST FOUR DAYS.

THAT'S WHAT ONE FORT MYERS MAN SAID HAPPENED TO HIM.

15:05 "they're belligerent about it, they don't back off."

FRANK TAYLOR SAYS WHEN HE FINALLY ANSWERED THE CALL --

THE PERSON ON THE OTHER LINE CLAIMED TO BE WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

THERE WAS A CASE OPENED AGAINST HIM, THEY SAID,

AND THEY THREATENED ARREST IF HE DIDN'T WIRE THEM MONEY.

BUT L-C-S-O SAYS IT'S ACTUALLY A FRAUD --

SPREADING AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


AG PHONE SCAM-SOTVO-BNC


#Beth Schell

#LCSO

5:06 "if someone's going to threaten you with arrest if you don't pay a bill, boom, that's a huge red flag."

L-C-S-O THINKS THE SCAMMERS ARE BASED IN INDIA.

BUT THEY MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY'RE CALLING FROM THE STATES.

IF YOU GET A CALL FROM SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE A-G'SOFFICE, HANG UP AND CALL THE AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


ISLAND PARK CAR BREAKINS-VO


THIS IS SOMETHING YOU DON'T HEAR EVERY DAY-

THIEVES TARGETING CAR INSURANCE CARDS.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY IT HAPPENED IN THE ISLAND PARK COMMUNITY.

THE CROOKS BROKE INTO UNLOCKED CARS AND STOLE THINGS LIKE VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE CARDS.

DEPUTIES SAY THERE'S NO SIGNIFICANCE OR VALUE WITH INSURANCE CARDS, BUT WARN TO ALWAYS LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS AND NEVER KEEP YOUR TITLE IN YOUR CAR. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE-NATSVO


CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS IN COLLIER COUNTY MAY SOON BE FORCED TO LIVE FARTHER AWAY FROM KIDS.

"kids playing"

RIGHT NOW, THE COUNTY FOLLOWS STATE LAW, WHICH SAYS PREDATORS MUST LIVE A THOUSAND FEET AWAY FROM SCHOOLS, PARKS OR PLAYGROUNDS.

NOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS CAN ENACT STRICTER RULES.

COMMISSIONERS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE IN A FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING DEP ISSUES-OTS, VO


NEW DRAMA IN THE FIGHT OVER OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE DAN A HUGHES OIL DRILLING COMPANY WAS A NO-SHOW AT THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING.

LAST WEEK THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAID OUT NINE DEMANDS-

ONE OF THOSE DEMANDS WAS SHOWING UP TO THE MEETING.

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

THE D-E-P WILL EVALUATE WHAT THE COMPANY HAS DONE AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER COUNTY FIRE MERGER-VOTOPS


A BIG DECISION COULD BE MADE TODAY ON THE POSSIBLE NORTH NAPLES FIRE AND BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE MERGER.

THE PLAN WOULD ALLOW BOTH DISTRICTS TO COVER MOST OF NORTHERN COLLIER COUNTY-- AND WOULD BE CALLED THE GULF COAST FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

BOTH DEPARTMENTS WILL VOTE ON THE MERGER THIS EVENING AT 5:30.

IF AGREED UPON, THE PLAN WILL BE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT BRIDGE SIGNS-VO


THE SIGNS ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE ARE SUPPOSED TO WARN DRIVERS OF DELAYS ON AREA BRIDGES --

ABC SEVEN DISCOVERED THEY'RE BROKEN --

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

ACCORDING TO F-DOT-

THE SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WAS PUT ON HOLD BECAUSE OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PROBLEMS.

WE'VE UNCOVERED, THERE IS A PLAN TO GET THEM OPERATIONAL AGAIN.

BUT THAT'S GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


I75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-SSTOPS


WE HAVE A TRAFFIC ALERT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MORNING-

CREWS WILL BE MAKING ASPAHULT REPAIRS ON 1-75 BETWEEN CORKSCREW ROAD AND LUCKET ROAD STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT.

SOME LANES WILL BE SHUTDOWN FROM 9 PM TO 5 AM

SO AN EXTRA WORD OF CAUTION IF YOU'RE HEADED OUT THAT WAY TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT JUST TO TEXT A DOCTOR

AND GET AN ANSWER?

OR EVEN A PRESCRIPTION

NOW THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE APP AND HOW IT WORKS.

IS IT HARD TO GET THROUGH YOUR WORKOUT?

FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DRINK THAT WILL GIVE YOU THAT BOOST

AND BURN EXTRA CALORIES. Return to index of stories...


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DOCTOR ON DEMAND-2SH-VO


IT'S THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

YOUR KID IS SICK

OR. YOU'VE GOT A COUGH AND A BIG PRESENTATION TOMORROW

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

WELL THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

THIS COMING FROM READER'S DIGEST

HOW ABOUT.A "DOCTOR ON DEMAND"

AN APP THAT LETS YOU TALK TO A BOARD CERTIFIED MD.24/7

YOU ENTER SYMPTOMS THEN CAN VIDEO CHAT WITH A DOCTOR IN YOUR AREA FOR $40.

BASICALLY A DOCTOR'S EXAM AND THEY CAN PRESCRIBE MEDS

WANT A SECOND OPINION.OR JUST WANT TO DO SOME REASEARCH.

TRY THE APP.HEALTH TAP.

IT'S A FORUM OF MORE THAN 50-THOUSAND DOCTORS. Return to index of stories...


POTTY TRAINER FOR HIRE-VO


WOULD YOU PAY SOMEONE TO POTTY TRAIN YOUR KIDS?

SOME MOMS AND DADS HAVE DECIDED TO DO JUST THAT.

"N-Y-C POTTY TRAINING INCORPORATED" OFFERS THE SERVICE.

BUT IT'S NOT CHEAP.

A ONE DAY SESSION WILL COST YOU NEARLY 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS!

TWO DAYS -- MORE THAN 17-HUNDRED.

THE SUCCESS RATE, THOUGH, IS SAID TO BE THROUGH THE ROOF. OR THROUGH THE PORCELAIN LID. Return to index of stories...


PREGNANCY AND FAST FOOD-VO


YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO BLAME YOUR PARENTS, IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A JUNK FOOD EATER.

A NEW STUDY FOUND POOR EATING HABITS MAY BE PASSED ON THROUGH THE GENERATIONS

AND IT'S NOT JUST WHAT MOM CRAVES WHEN THEY'RE PREGNANT.

A STUDY IN THE MEDICAL JOURNAL OF NUTRITION SAYS DAD'S GENETICS ALSO PLAY A PART

THAT MEANS DAD'S BURGER AND FRIES HABIT MAY BE PASSED ON TO THE CHILD IN THE SAME WAY AS HAIR COLOR. Return to index of stories...


POST COFFEE WORKOUT WEIGHT LOSS-TRX-VOTOPS


THE JOLT FROM COFFEE --

HELPS YOU PLOW THROUGH YOUR WORKOUT.

ACCORDING TO A 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...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THE NSA IS CAUGHT SNOOPING AGAIN --- THIS TIME ON EVERYDAY PEOPLE LIKE YOU.

THE INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED OVER A SIX YEAR PERIOD.

FIND OUT WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.

HE WAS WATCHING A STORM MOVE IN WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK -- JUST A FEW FEET AWAY FROM HIM!

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

REMEMBER THIS MUGSHOT--

IT WENT VIRAL ON THE INTERNET.

FIND OUT WHY HE MIGHT LOSE HIS MODELING CONTRACT. Return to index of stories...


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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.

THE DOW, BACK BELOW THE 17 THOUSAND MARK THIS MORNING.

IT FELL 117 POINTS ON TUESDAY, NOW AT 16-906.

THERE'S A NEW STUDY OUT. THAT PUTS THE U-S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK WHEN IT COMES TO 15 YEAR OLD'S FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.

18 COUNTRIES AND CITIES WERE STUDIES.

SHANGHAI CAME IN NUMBER ONE.

OFFICIALS SAY THAT CITY IDENTIFIES STUDENTS WHO NEED HELP. AND GET THEM THE SUPPORT THE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) SUSPECTS IN LEHIGH CRASH IN COURT-BNC OC-SS-V


ABC SEVEN IS IN THE COURTROOM RIGHT NOW FOR TWO MEN WHO WERE ARRESTED IN A HIGH SPEED CHASE.

HERE ARE NEW MUG SHOTS OF JOSHUA WHITE AND OCTAVIUS PULLENS.

DEPUTIES SAY IT ALL STARTED WITH A TRAFFIC STOP IN FORT MYERS TUESDAY -- BUT THE SUSPECTS DIDNT STOP.

INSTEAD THEY RAMMED INTO A DEPUTY SQUAD CAR AND SPED OFF.

THEY LATER CRASHED INTO A TREE IN LEHIGH ACRES OFF STATE ROAD 82

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TS2) ESTERO SHOOTING-VOTOPS


WE HAVE BRAND NEW DETAILS ABOUT A SHOOTING AT THE ESTERO LAKES COMMUNITY IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAVE JUST CONFIRMED A MAN AND WOMAN WERE SHOT EARLY THIS MORNING.

THEY FOUND A MAN AND WOMAN HAD BEEN SHOT.

THEY WERE BOTH TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

BUT DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES.

THEY ARE CALLING THIS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT AND SAY THE PUBLIC IS NOT IN DANGER.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) COLLIER COUNTY FIRE MERGER-BNC OC-VO


A BIG DECISION COULD BE MADE TODAY ON THE POSSIBLE NORTH NAPLES FIRE AND BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE MERGER.

THE PLAN WOULD ALLOW BOTH DISTRICTS TO COVER MOST OF NORTHERN COLLIER COUNTY-- AND WOULD BE CALLED THE GULF COAST FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

BOTH DEPARTMENTS WILL VOTE ON THE MERGER THIS EVENING AT 5:30.

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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


NSA FILES-TC MON VO


NOW TO NEW ALLEGATIONS OF SPYING BY THE N-S-A AND F-B-I ON AMERICAN CITIZENS.

THE NEW DISCLOSURES NAMING TARGETS COME FROM INFORMATION TAKEN BY EDWARD

SNOWDEN, THE NSA LEAKER WHO FLED TO RUSSIA.

ABCS BRIAN ROSS IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


NSA FILES-PKG


Today's story says the NSA and the FBI collected the emails of some 202 US

persons, over a six year period ending 2008, according to this document,

described as an NSA spread sheet.

Among them, five prominent Muslim Americans who the story says have led

exemplary lives and strongly deny any involvement in terrorism.

Including Nihad Awad, the executive director of CAIR, the largest Muslim

civil rights organization in the country.

And Faisal Gill, who served in the Department of Homeland Security in the

Bush administration and ran for public office in Virgina as a Republican.

Faisal Gill sot: There is absolutely no question in my mind that the reason

that I was being surveilled is because I'm a Muslim. There is nothing in my

background. I have always carried a security clearance. I carried a top

secret SCI security clearances. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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DONALD STERLING TAKES STAND-VO


L-A CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING WILL BE TAKING THE STAND AGAIN TODAY ---

AFTER SOME ROUGH MOMENTS.

WHEN QUESTIONED BY ATTORNEYS ON TUESDAY, STERLING SHOT BACK WITH: "WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT? I'M SURE YOUR QUESTIONS WILL IMPROVE."

DONALD STERLING SAYS HE OPPOSES THE SALE OF THE L-A CLIPPERS.

HE SAID HE WORKING ON A DEAL WHICH WOULD HAVE MADE HIM BILLIONS MORE THAN THE $2 BILLION OFFERED BY MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALLMER.

STERLING IS TRYING TO BLOCK HIS WIFE FROM SELLING THE N-B-A TEAM. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MURDER CONFESSION-VO


PEOPLE LIKE POSTING PICTURES ON FACEBOOK BUT ONE FLORIDA WOMAN MADE A PERSONAL CONFESSION.

SHE ADMITTED 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 FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


PHILLY ROW HOUSE FIRE-trxVO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

PHILADELPHIA FIRE OFFICIALS ARE DEFENDING THEIR RESPONSE TIME TO A PORCH FIRE THAT KILLED FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN.

COMMUNITY LEADERS SAY THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE FIRE SPREAD TO 10 HOMES WHEN THERE'S A FIRE STATION AROUND THE CORNER.

THE LOCAL FIRE COMMISSIONER SAYS AN ENGINE TRUCK FROM THAT STATION WAS OUT ON A CAR FIRE --

BUT ARRIVED ABOUT SEVEN MINUTES AFTER THE FIRST 911 CALL.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT STILL TOOK SEVERAL MORE MINUTES FOR FIREFIGHTERS TO GET ANY WATER FLOWING TO ATTACK THE FIRE. Some recall a 2008 fire nearby that killed seven people, including several Liberians.

The Rev. Adolphus Capehart calls the latest fire deaths "pathetic," and says he'll demand more answers from the city. Return to index of stories...


STORMWATCHER HIT BY LIGHTNING-OC-SOTVO


MUST SEE VIDEO THIS MORNING!

A CLOSE ENOUNTER WITH A DEADLY FORCE OF NATURE IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

WATCH THIS.

man being struck by lightning, man falls to the ground

CHAD GREENLEES OF ARVADA, COLORADO WAS WATCHING A STORM MOVE IN WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK -- JUST A FEW FEET AWAY FROM HIM!

JUST AS THE CAMERA WENT BLACK SO DID HIS ABILITY TO FUNCTION.

THIS MORNING HE SAYS HIS EAR STILL HURTS AND IT'S STILL RINGING!

CHAD SAYS HE'LL BE MORE CAREFUL IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


DUI PILOT SUSPENDED-OC-SS


A FLORIDA PILOT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FROM DUTY AFTER A DUI ARREST IN NAPLES.

JIMMY CARRILLO FROM DAYTONA BEACH WAS PULLED OVER AFTER HE DIDN'T STOP AT A FLASHING RED SIGNAL NEAR MERCADO.

WHEN ASKED HOW MANY DRINKS HE HAD-

CARRILLO HELD UP FOUR FINGERS AND SAID TWO DRINKS.

HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS POINT OH 9-5.

HE TOLD DEPUTIES HE WOULDN'T FLY A PLANE FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.

HOWEVER-

HE FELT CAPABLE OF DRIVING A CAR. Return to index of stories...


ROLLER COASTER INCIDENT-VO


THRILL-SEEKERS GOT MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR WHEN A SWINGING ROLLER COASTER CALLED THE "NINJA" DERAILED.

ALMOST TWO DOZEN PEOPLE DANGLED FOR HOURS--WAITING FOR HELP TO ARRIVE.

AN ENTIRE TREE FELL ON THE TRACKS

DERAILING THE FIRST CAR.

FIREFIGHTERS STRUGGLED TO REACH RIDERS.

THEY HAD TO LIFT THEM TO SAFETY ONE BY ONE. FOUR PEOPLE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


ROLLER COASTER INCIDENT-SOTVO-OC


sot brandy chambers / witness: "we saw the ninja go into the trees, then it

was cracking noises, and crashing noises, and a lot of screaming.

BUTT TOSOT- EXPERT:

"the worst thing you can do is panic. people start to decide

they're going to get out, they need to get off. the best thing you can do is

remain calm"

STATISTICS SHOW ACCIDENTS AT AMUSEMENT PARKS ARE EXTREMELY RARE. AND THIS TIME THERE WERE ONLY MINOR INJURIES.

IT WAS JUST LAST YEAR--

A WOMAN FELL TO HER DEATH FROM A ROLLER COASTER AT A SIX FLAGS PARK IN TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


CAPTAIN BUYS PIZZA FOR PASSANGER-VO


DOZENS OF FLIGHTS WERE DELAYED WHEN STORMS MOVED THROUGH THE WYOMING

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

THE PILOT HAD A BETTER IDEA.

HE DECIDED TO BUY 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...


NAKED WOMAN ARRESTED-NATSVO


POLICE OFFICERS PROBABLY WEREN'T EXPECTING THIS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS DASHCAM VIDEO.

"come here, stop running"

POLICE IN FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS ARRESTED A STREAKING WOMAN IN A PARKING LOT.

THEY SAY SHE DIDN'T START RUNNING UNTIL SHE SAW THE OFFICER'S BLUE LIGHTS.

WHEN OFFICERS TRIED TO HANDCUFF HER --

SHE STARTED KICKING AND SCREAMING.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A POSSIBLE DRUG OVERDOSE --

AND LATER BOOKED INTO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


HOT CONVICT CHARGES-VO


DO YOU REMEMBER THE SO-CALLED "HOT CONVICT?"

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...


FL RESUME GRADUATE-VO


BEING CREATIVE IS HOW ONE FLORIDA MAN LANDED A JOB!

DAMIAN ROMERO NEEDED A JOB --

SO HE WENT ABOUT SEARCHING IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL WAY.

HE HANDED HIS RESUME OUT ON THE STREETS OF TAMPA.

IT WORKED.

A LAW FIRM OFFERED HIM A JOB.

THE FIRM SAYS ROMERO WAS THE OBVIOUS CHOICE --

BECAUSE HE REALLY SET HIMSELF APART FROM OTHER CANIDATES. Return to index of stories...


FL LOTTO OBSESSION-TC MON VO


ARE YOU OBESSED WITH SCRATCH-OFFS?

THE FLORIDA LOTTERY SAYS THEY HAVE HIT RECORD SALES.

ALL FLORIDA LOTTERY GAMES COMBINED --BROUGHT IN MORE THAN 5 POINT 3 BILLION DOLLARS IN THE LAST FISCAL YEAR.

LOTTO OFFICIALS SAY -- THAT SPIKE MOSTLY COMES FROM EVERYONE BUYING SCRATCH-OFF TICKETS.

THIS IS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR LOTTO SALES HAVE INCREASED IN FLORIDA.

ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THE TICKET SALES GETS PAID OUT TO WINNERS.

AND A RECORD OF NEARLY 1-POINT-5 BILLION DOLLARS WILL ALSO GO TO HELP FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


SUPPORTING HOME-GROWN COMPANIES -- AND AMERICAN JOBS--THAT'S ONE LARGE RETAILER'S NEW PROMISE.

THIS COULD CREATE ONE MILLION NEW JOBS IN THE U-S.

FIND OUT HOW MUCH MONEY THEY ARE WILLING TO SPEND.

HE IS ARGUABLY THE MOST POPULAR BABY IN THE WORLD!

PRINCE GEORGE IS TURNING ONE.

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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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PRINCE GEORGE FIRST YEAR-2-SHOT


PRINCE GEORGE IS PREPARING TO CELEBRATE HIS FIRST BIRTHDAY.

VANITY FAIR SPEAKS TO PALACE INSIDERS ABOUT HOW THE PRINCE HAS BECOME A MEDIA STAR AND STYLE ICON.

ABC'S LAMA HASAN BRINGS US THE LATEST DETAILS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S FIRST BIRTHDAY. Return to index of stories...


PRINCE GEORGE FIRST YEAR-PKG


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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.

Little overall changes are expected Wednesday.

Another round of showers and strong storms will begin to develop later on in the afternoon.

The strongest of storms will be primarily inland, south of Lake Okeechobee.

Heavy downpours, small hail and deadly lightning will all accompany those storms.

Can't rule out completely a few isolated showers making their way back towards the coastline before things wrap up into the evening.

Highs this afternoon appear to be on course for the normal.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s Wednesday. With plenty of moisture in place, the feel like temperature will be in the upper 90s.

Showers wind down halfway through the night and clouds thin out before waking up Thursday morning. Overnight lows are forecast to be near seasonal values - hanging in the mid to low 70s.

The remainder of the week will be a very typical summer pattern. Showers and storms in the afternoon with highs staying in the lows 90s. A bit of dry air pushes in Friday helping reduce rain chances a bit. Still mentioning rain Friday just not as widespread. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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WALMART US JOBS-2 SHOT


NOW TO WALMART MAKING HEADLINES FOR ITS NEW PROMISE.

THE LARGEST RETAILER IN THE COUNTRY SAYS IT WILL SPEND

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SUPPORTING HOME-GROWN COMPANIES -- AND AMERICAN JOBS.

AND SOME OF YOUR NEIGHBORS HAVE INVENTIONS THAT JUST MIGHT WIN THE PRIZE.

ABC'S CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT REBECCA JARVIS TELLS US ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


WALMART US JOBS-PKG


FOR THESE AMERICAN INVENTORS.TODAY IS THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME.

THEIR BIG IDEAS COULD BE THE NEXT MILLION DOLLAR MUST-HAVE PRODUCT.FOR

SALE ON WALMART SHELVES.

JOE ERTEL FROM IOWA, AND HIS GRANDSON, WITH THEIR FAMILY MADE TOY TRUCKS.

MARSHA MARTIN FROM LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS SELLING THESE PERSONALIZED BABY

SHOWER GIFTS.

NATS: "HERE COMES TROUBLE."

THEY'RE ALL HERE AS PART OF THAT NEW PROMISE FROM WALMART --- TO SPEND $250

BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT DECADE ON AMERICAN-MADE PRODUCTS FOR THEIR

STORES.

ECONOMSITS ESTIMATING THAT COULD CREATE 1 MILLION NEW JOBS IN THE U.S.

SOT CEO: "THEY KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A PR THING, THIS IS AN ECONOMIC THING.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A GENERATION, THE ECONOMICS ARE MAKING SENSE TO

MANUFACTURE THESE THINGS IN THE US"

AFTER A YEAR OF DECLING U.S. SALES, AND CRITICISM FOR LOW WAGES. WALMART

KNOWS THIS IS ALSO GOOD FOR THEIR IMAGE.

FOR 3 YEARS ON "WORLD NEWS", THE MADE IN AMERICA TEAM HAS BEEN INTRODUCING

US TO INVENTORS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

REMEMBER LAST FALL, DAVID MUIR TOOK US INSIDE WALMART'S HEADQUARTERS AS

AMERICAN INVENTORS PITCHED THEIR GADGETS TO BUYERS.

THIS YEAR --- IT'S SUPERSIZED

AND SPEAKING TO WALMART TODAY--- THE GOVERNOR OF ARKANSAS - WHERE WALMART'S

HEADQUARTERS ARE BASED - REMINDED THEM:

SOT ARKANSAS GOV: "I WATCHED A CLIP -- ABC NEWS AS YOU ALL KNOW"

HE WAS WATCHING MAZE NAILS FROM PERU, ILLINOIS. THAT NAIL COMPANTY TONIGHT

NATS "THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING AMERICAN NAILS MADE RIGHT HERE IN ILLINOIS!"

AND NOW THE JARRATT FAMILY

NATS

HOPING YOU'LL BUY THEIR INVENTION TOO THIS TACO PLATE THAT'LL KEEP YOUR

TACOS FROM SPILLING.

SOT RJ: "THEY ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO SAY 'WHY DIDN'T I THINK

OF THAT". WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM?"

SOT: "WELL I'M GLAD YOU DIDN'T OR WE WOULN'T BE STANDING HERE!"

WE'RE THERE FOR THE PITCHAND WALMART'S ORDER. 1 MILLION PLATES!

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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HONDA RECALL-VO


HONDA IS ONE OF EIGHT AUTOMAKERS AFFECTED BY ISSUES WITH TAKATA AIRBAGS.

THREE RECALLS WERE ISSUED BACK IN JUNE.

THIS RECALL AFFECTS VEHICLES IN SOUTHERN STATES WITH HIGH HUMIDITY AS WELL AS PUERTO RICO AND

THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS.

BUT NOW A CALIFORNIA AIR BAG INCIDENT IN A 2005 ACCORD HAS LED HONDA TO ADD THAT STATE TO THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


BEING RICH-OC-SS


WANT TO BE RICH?

TURNS OUT THERE'S 5 THINGS RICH PEOPLE DO.

THAT WE JUST DON'T KNOW ABOUT.

` UNTIL NOW.

THIS COMING FROM WALL STREET JOURNAL

1. START SAVING EARLY, 401K, OR IRA

2. SET UP AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS OUT OF YOUR PAYCHECK--YOU'LL NEVER MISS THAT MONEY

3. MAXIMIZE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS RIGHT AWAY.

4. NEVER KEEP A CREDIT CARD BALANCE.

5. LIVE LIKE YOU'RE POOR.DON'T GO FOR LUXURY ITEMS, STAY AWAY FROM MALL! Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


THE VIEW IS SAYING GOOD BYE TO SHERRI SHEPHERD AND JENNY MCCARTHY!

BUT AN OLD HOST MIGHT GET ANOTHER SHOT TO

FIND OUT WHO WILL TAKE A SEAT AT THE TABLE.

NATS OF MUSIC

A FESTIVAL IS COMING TO CENTRAL PARK IN THE FALL.

JAY Z WILL BE THE HEADLINER.

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TZ6 B GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL-NATSVO


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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...


ROSIE ON THE VIEW-VO


SHERRI SHEPHERD AND JENNY MCCARTHY ARE LEAVING THE VIEW ---

IT LOOKS LIKE ROSIE O'DONNELL MAY BE REJOINING THE TEAM.

O'DONNELL CO-HOSTED THE VIEW FROM SEPTEMBER 2006 TO MAY 2007.

SHE LEFT AFTER A FEUD WITH CO-HOST ELIZABETH HASSELBECK.

ABC HAS DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE REPORTS.SAYING THE SHOW IS WEEKS AWAY FROM MAKING ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


APOLLO HEADS TO JAIL-VO


THE HUSBAND OF REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA STAR PHAEDRA PARKS, IS GOING TO PRISON.

APOLLO WILL SERVE 8 YEARS, PLUS 5 YEARS ON PAROLE.

IN MAY, HE PLEADED GUILTY TO CHARGES IN A FRAUD SCHEME--STEALING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

HE'LL FIND OUT HOW MUCH HE HAS TO PAY BACK TO HIS VICTIMS NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


DIAGON ALLEY OPENS-OC-NATSVO


IF YOU ARE A HARRY POTTER FAN, YOU HAVE A NEW HOME!

"3, 2, 1 wooo"

THE WIZARDING WORLD OPENED DIAGON ALLEY AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO.

THOUSANDS LINED UP TO BE FIRST TO GET INTO THE NEW ATTRACTION TUESDAY MORNING.

THE ORIGINAL ATTRACTION OPENED IN 2010.

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


GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL-NATVOTOPS


nats of music:

JAY Z WILL HEADLINE THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL THIS SEPTEMBER AT NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK.

FUN AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD ARE AMONG SOME OTHER TOP PERFORMERS.

TICKETS ARE FREE FOR THE EVENT.

BUT MUST BE EARNED THROUGH ACTS MEANT TO HELP END EXTREME POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD.

THE FESTIVAL IS DESIGNED TO HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME AS THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING.

THIS CONCERT IS ON SEPTEMBER 27TH.

NEW YORK - Jay Z will headline the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 in New York's Central Park. Other performers include The Roots and Carrie Underwood. Tickets are free for the event, but must be earned through acts meant to help end extreme poverty around the world. It's also hoped that the world leaders attending the United Nation's General Assembly will be pressured into addressing poverty. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) SUSPECTS IN LEHIGH CRASH IN COURT-SS-VO


ABC SEVEN IS IN THE COURTROOM RIGHT NOW FOR TWO MEN WHO WERE ARRESTED IN A HIGH SPEED CHASE.

HERE ARE NEW MUG SHOTS OF JOSHUA WHITE AND OCTAVIUS PULLENS.

DEPUTIES SAY IT ALL STARTED WITH A TRAFFIC STOP IN FORT MYERS TUESDAY -- BUT THE SUSPECTS DIDNT STOP AND INSTEAD RAMMED THEIR CAR INTO A DEPUTY SQUAD CAR AND SPED OFF.

THEY LATER CRASHED INTO A TREE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THEY ARE FACING ASSAULT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TS2) ESTERO SHOOTING-VOTOPS


WE HAVE BRAND NEW DETAILS ABOUT A SHOOTING AT THE ESTERO LAKES COMMUNITY IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAVE JUST CONFIRMED A MAN AND WOMAN WERE SHOT EARLY THIS MORNING.

THEY WERE BOTH TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

BUT DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID THE EXTENT OF THEIR INJURIES.

THEY ARE CALLING THIS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT AND SAY THE PUBLIC IS NOT IN DANGER.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED WITH NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) COLLIER SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE-VOTOPS


SEX OFFENDERS IN COLLIER COUNTY MAY HAVE TO MOVE EVEN FARTHER AWAY FROM NEIGHBORHOODS AND PARKS.

UNDER STATE LAW --

SEX OFFENDERS MUST LIVE AT LEAST A THOUSAND FEET AWAY FROM SCHOOLS AND PARKS.

COMMISSIONERS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE IN A FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) COLLIER COUNTY FIRE MERGER-VOTOPS


A BIG DECISION COULD BE MADE TODAY ON THE POSSIBLE NORTH NAPLES FIRE AND BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE MERGER.

THE PLAN WOULD ALLOW BOTH DISTRICTS TO COVER MOST OF NORTHERN COLLIER COUNTY-- AND WOULD BE CALLED THE GULF COAST FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

BOTH DEPARTMENTS WILL VOTE ON THE MERGER THIS EVENING AT 5:30.

IF AGREED UPON, THE PLAN WILL BE ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT Return to index of stories...


TS 6) I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-SSTOPS-WIPE


AND WE HAVE A TRAFFIC ALERT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MORNING-

CREWS WILL BE MAKING ASPAHULT REPAIRS ON 1-75 BETWEEN CORKSCREW ROAD AND LUCKET ROAD STARTING TOMORROW NIGHT.

SOME LANES WILL BE SHUTDOWN FROM 9 PM TO 5 AM

SO AN EXTRA WORD OF CAUTION IF YOU'RE HEADED OUT THAT WAY TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


Little overall changes are expected Wednesday.

Another round of showers and strong storms will begin to develop later on in the afternoon.

The strongest of storms will be primarily inland, south of Lake Okeechobee.

Heavy downpours, small hail and deadly lightning will all accompany those storms.

Can't rule out completely a few isolated showers making their way back towards the coastline before things wrap up into the evening.

Highs this afternoon appear to be on course for the normal.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s Wednesday. With plenty of moisture in place, the feel like temperature will be in the upper 90s.

Showers wind down halfway through the night and clouds thin out before waking up Thursday morning. Overnight lows are forecast to be near seasonal values - hanging in the mid to low 70s.

The remainder of the week will be a very typical summer pattern. Showers and storms in the afternoon with highs staying in the lows 90s. A bit of dry air pushes in Friday helping reduce rain chances a bit. Still mentioning rain Friday just not as widespread. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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