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DIRECTORS PAGE HL3) CELL PHONE GERMS-SOTVO
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL NAPLES OFFICER SHOT LATEST-VIDBOX-RVL-TC MON
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP NAPLES OFFICER SHOT LATEST-SOTVO
TEXAS TRAGEDY-SOTVO BNC SGT YOUNG INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS-CG RVL
TEXAS TRAGEDY-PKG LAKE TRAFFORD TEACHER CHEATING-VOWIPE
BORDER CRISIS-VO LAKE TRAFFORD TEACHER CHEATING-SOTVO
BORDER CRISIS-SOTVO ROLLOVER ON CALOOSAHATCHEE-VOWIPE
TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP ROLLOVER ON CALOOSAHATCHEE-SOTVO
TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL ANTONIO THOMAS MOTION HEARING-VO-SS-OC
NM CHILD LEFT IN HOT TRUCK-VO ANTONIO THOMAS MOTION HEARING-SOTVO
NM CHILD LEFT IN HOT TRUCK-SOTVO MIDPOINT CRASH DEATH-VO
GA HOT CAR DEATH LATEST-VO FL EXECUTION TONIGHT-TCMON VOWIPE
ISRAEL OFFICER SUSPENDED-VOTOPS FL INMATE DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX VOWIPE
TN ARMORY SHOOTING-VO FL INMATE DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO WIPE
CHIMP ATTACK-VO FL MACHETE ROBBER-SSTOPS (3)
US EMBASSY OFFICIAL EXPELLED-VO HOPE THE DOG SUSPECT-OTS SS VO
SNOWDEN ASKS TO EXTEND STAY-VOWIPE WATER ISSUES AT ROTONDA-VOWIPE
JAPAN LANDSLIDE AND FLOODING-TRX VO WATER ISSUES AT ROTONDA-SOTVO
MA FIRE KILLS 7-VOTOPS ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE MEETING-VO
MA FIRE KILLS 7-SOTVO ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE MEETING-SOTVO
TEEN FACES NEW CHARGES-VO FL DENGUE FEVER-OTS CG
MASSIVE TARPS BLOCK CAMERAS-VO FL DENGUE FEVER-SOTVO
MASSIVE TARPS BLOCK CAMERAS-SOTVO FL FRACKING-VO-WIPE
LEBRON LATEST-OC FL FRACKING-SOTVO
LEBRON LATEST-TC MON NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
LEBRON LATEST-SOTVO TCMON TAG TEASE ONE
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A CELL PHONE GERMS-SOTVOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ WX TEASE-WXWALL
TZ4 A POST BABY BODY-SOTVO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 B ROSE TO THE VIEW-VO WEATHER-PWC
WA WILDFIRE-VOTOPS WEATHER-WXWALL
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP CELL PHONE GERMS-TCMON
FORECAST-PHC CELL PHONE GERMS-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL CELL PHONE GERMS-OC TAG
POST BABY BODY-OC NEW CEREALS-VOWIPE
POST BABY BODY-PKG NEW CEREALS-SOTVO
ROSIE RETURNING TO THE VIEW?-VOWIPE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
ROSIE RETURNING TO THE VIEW?-SOTVO TEASE TWO-POP
EMMY NOMINATIONS-VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
WORLD CUP POPE V POPE-VO SS WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FIVE------------ TZ 7 1) WINDEREMERE SURVEILLANCE-SOTVO-WIPE
TZ5 A SKULLS AT GOODWILL-VO TZ 7 2) SPRAY SUNSCREEN SAFETY-SOTVO
SKULLS FOUND AT GOODWILL-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
SKULLS FOUND AT GOODWILL-SOTVO CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS
WOMAN ATTACKED BY DEER-VOWIPE LEBRON JAMES-POPMON
WOMAN ATTACKED BY DEER-SOTVO LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP LEBRON JAMES-SOTTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ WORLD CUP-VOTOPS SS
TZ 6 1) ROLLOVER ON BRIDGE-VOTOPS PGA GOLF-POPMON
TZ 6 2) ANTONIO THOMAS-VOTOPS PGA GOLF-VOTOPS
TZ 6 3) CELL PHONE GERMS-VOTOPS BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS
HEADLINES FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL1) NAPLES OFFICER SHOT LATEST-SOTVO GOODBYE-4SHOT
HL2) LAKE TRAFFORD TEACHER CHEATING-VOTOPS  


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Afternoon storms on Thursday

A classic July weather pattern for early July will dominate the weather across Southwest Florida today. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s for cities including Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, to upper 80s at Naples and Sanibel.

With the winds taking on a bit of a southerly component, a few widely isolated showers could try to wash ashore along the coastline into the lunch hour time frame. The more widespread activity is anticipated this afternoon and evening. Just like Wednesday, some storms will have potential for heavy downpours and deadly lightning.

Overnight into Friday morning will be very muggy. Lows bottom out in the low 70s, which is near normal for this time in July. Friday morning chances for rain will be isolated and in the coastal waters. However, some will try and advance towards inland areas. Any that do quickly fizzle out, therefore not anticipating a tricky Friday morning commute.

Weekend forecast looks pretty typical. Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot with highs in the low 90s. Best chance for rain will during the afternoon hours and along the I-75 corridor.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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TEXAS TRAGEDY-SOTVO BNC


" It's just heartbreaking to know when somebody is filled with so much anger

they take it out on little bity kids."

FOUR KIDS --

ALL DEAD.

POLICE SAY THEY WERE SHOT BY THEIR OWN UNCLE LAST NIGHT IN HOUSTON.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M JEFF BUTERA.

OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

INVESTIGATORS ARE PIECING TOGETHER WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT --

DURING A MURDEROUS RAMPAGE THAT ULTIMATELY KILLED A TOTAL OF SIX.

AS A-B-C'S SUSAN SAULNY REPORTS --

A 33-YEAR-OLD MAN NOW FACES CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TEXAS TRAGEDY-PKG


IN THE HOUSTON SUBURB OF SPRING, TEXAS.NEIGHBORS ARE STRUGGLING TO COPE IN

THE AFTERMATH OF MURDEROUS MAYHEM - A SHOOTING THAT LEFT SIX PEOPLE DEAD,

ALL IN ONE FAMILY. AMONG THEM, FOUR CHILDREN

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TODAY, THIS MAN, 33-YEAR-OLD RON LEE HASKELL, IS CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER

. HE'S IN CUSTODY, HELD WITHOUT BOND FOR THE DEATHS OF THE SIX FAMILY

MEMBERS FOUND INSIDE THEIR HOME

HICKMAN SOT: "I'VE NOT PERSONALLY IN 40 YEARS SEEN A TRAGEDY IN ONE FAMILY

THAT'S THIS HORRIFIC."

THE CHAOS BEGAN JUST AFTER DINNERTIME WEDNESDAY.

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY HASKELL KNOCKED ON THE DOOR DRESSED AS A PARCEL

DELIVERYMAN, DEMANDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF HIS ESTRANGED WIFE. HE FORCED HIS

WAY INSIDE AND TIED UP SEVERAL CHILDREN UNTIL OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS ARRIVED

HOME, THEN HE TIED THEM UP, TOO.EVENTUALLY SHOOTING THEM ALL EXECUTION-

STYLE.

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ONE SURVIVOR - 15-YEAR-OLD CASSIDY, MANAGED TO CALL 911 DESPITE BEING SHOT

IN THE HEAD

HASKELL FLED. AND POLICE BEGAN A CHASE.

nats chase: "the car has yet to be stopped"

. FINALLY CORNERING HASKELL AFTER 4 MILES IN THIS CUL-DE-SAC WHERE HE SAT

FOR TWO HOURS SANDWICHED BETWEEN ARMORED VEHICLES, SNIPERS READY. HASKELL

GAVE UP AROUND 10 PM, HANDS OVER HIS HEAD,

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BORDER CRISIS-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS URGING CONGRESS TO TAKE SWIFT ACTION ON HIS 3-POINT-7 BILLION DOLLAR PROPOSAL.

IT ADDRESSES THE RISE OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS -- CROSSING THE U-S - MEXICO BORDER.

HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON PLANS TO PUSH THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN DURING A SENATE HEARING.

BUT HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE MADE IT CLEAR -- THERE WON'T BE A SPEEDY VOTE.

ALL THIS AS PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


BORDER CRISIS-SOTVO


"It does bother me. I wish the President of the United States were going down and visiting the children and visiting the site."

--BUTT SOT--

"This isn't theater. This is a problem. I'm not interested isn't photo ops. I'm interested in solving the problem."

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WILL BE TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL ON WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF THE PRESIDENT'S FUNDING REQUEST FAILS.

A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAY -- LAWMAKERS WILL BE TOLD THE government COULD SIMPLY RUN OUT OF PLACES TO CARE FOR THE CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL


HERE'S A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF THE TOP STORIES MAKING NEWS AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TONIGHT AN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN NAPLES INTO THE SHOOTING OF TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS -- ONE DIED.

LUIS MONROIG AND AMY YOUNG LIVED TOGETHER IN ESTERO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY GOT INTO A DOMESTIC DISPUTE.

BOTH WERE SHOT -- MONROIG DIED.

YOUNG -- WHO IS THE MOTHER OF TWO CHILDREN FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE -- REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL.

A-B-C 7 IS LEARNING THAT LAKE TRAFFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER AWILDA TORRES WAS SUSPENDED IN JUNE.

AN INVESTIGATION SHOWED TORRES MARKED WRONG ANSWERS ON STUDENT'S TESTS -- AND ALLOWED THEM TO CHANGE THE ANSWERS BEFORE GIVING A FINAL GRADE.

TORRES MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER SCHOOL NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

A SCARE ON THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE THIS AFTERNOON AFTER A TRAILER

CARRYING A WATER TANK DETACHED FROM ITS TRUCK AND FELL INTO THE RIVER.

OFFICERS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING.

ONE PERSON IN THE TRUCK SAYS HE THINKG IT MAY HAVE BEEN FAULTY EQUIPMENT.

NO ONE WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


NM CHILD LEFT IN HOT TRUCK-VO


A FIVE-YEAR-OLD NEW MEXICO GIRL SAYS HER PARENTS PUNISHED HER --

BY LEAVING HER IN A HOT CAR FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR.

BOTH PARENTS FACE FELONY CHARGES TONIGHT.

AND POLICE SAY --

THE TRUCK WAS SWELTERING HOT.

THE LITTLE GIRL MANAGED TO CRAWL OUT OF A BACK WINDOW.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE WAS COVERED IN SWEAT, CRYING AND SCREAMING. Return to index of stories...


NM CHILD LEFT IN HOT TRUCK-SOTVO


"I'm setting bond at 40-thousand-dollars cash surety."

THE GIRL SAYS HE PARENTS TOLD HER TO STAY IN THE TRUCK AS PUNISHMENT FOR NOT EATING --

EARLIER THAT DAY.

DOCTORS LATER TREATED HER FOR HEAT EXPOSURE AND DEHYDRATION.

BUT --

THE LITTLE GIRL'S SISTER SAYS THIS WAS ALL AN ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


GA HOT CAR DEATH LATEST-VO


NEW INFORMATION IS ALSO OUT TONIGHT --

ON THE GEORGIA TODDLER, WHO DIED WHEN LEFT IN HIS FATHER'S HOT CAR.

NEW TOXOCOLOGY REPORTS SHOW NO CHEMICALS WERE FOUND INSIDE 22-MONTH-OLD COOPER HARRIS' SYSTEM.

COOPER'S DAD -- JUSTIN HARRIS -- FACES MURDER CHARGES IN HIS SON'S DEATH.

HE CLAIMS HE ACCIDENTALLY LEFT THE BOY IN HIS S-U-V FOR SEVEN HOURS -- FORGETTING TO DROP HIM OFF AT DAYCARE. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL OFFICER SUSPENDED-VOTOPS


ISRAELI AUTHORITIES HAVE SUSPENDED A POLICE OFFICER SEEN IN VIDEO BEATING A PALESTINIAN-AMERICAN TEENAGER.

HE LIVES IN THE TAMPA AREA

TARIQ KHDEIR WAS RELEASED FROM A HOSPITAL OVER THE WEEKEND.

ISRAELI POLICE ARE CONSIDERING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE OFFICER.

TARIQ IS THE COUSIN OF A PALESTINIAN BOY WHO WAS RECENTLY MURDERED IN JERUSALEM. Return to index of stories...


TN ARMORY SHOOTING-VO


ONE PERSON IS DEAD AFTER A SHOOTING AT A NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN TENNESSEE.

THE SHOOTER -- ON THE LOOSE.

THERE'S AN ACTIVE MANHUNT UNDERWAY.

IT'S ALL HAPPENING IN THE CITY OF LOBELVILLE -- THAT'S JUST WEST OF NASHVILLE.

RIGHT NOW -- AUTHORITIES ARE USING K-9 UNITS TO SEARCH FOR THE MAN THEY SAY IS RESPONSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


CHIMP ATTACK-VO


THE WOMAN ATTACKED BY A CHIMPANZEE 5 YEARS AGO -- IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HER INCIDENT IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK.

CHARLA NASH WAS MAULED BY A 200-POUND CHIMP THAT BELONGED TO HER BOSS BACK IN 2009.

SHE LOST HER NOSE -- LIPS -- EYELIDS AND HANDS IN THE ATTACK.

SHE'S SPEAKING AT A NEW CONFERENCE TODAY WITH OFFICIALS FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

NASH IS HOPING TO GET CONGRSS TO PASS NEW FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ON THE SALE OF PRIMATES AS PETS.

NASH SAYS PEOPLE WHO BUY BABY CHIMPS ARE WRONG TO THINK THEY'LL BE HARMLESS -- CHILDLIKE COMPANIONS. Return to index of stories...


US EMBASSY OFFICIAL EXPELLED-VO


GERMANY HAS EXPELLED A U-S EMBASSY OFFICIALLY.

THEY SAY HE REFUSED TO COOPERATE WITH THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN GERMANY.

THEY WANT TO KNOW IF THE U-S WAS SPYING ON THEM.

WHEN THE CHIEF AMEIRCAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL WOULDN'T COOPERATE --

THEY DECIDED THEY WANTED HIM OUT.

THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD NOT COMMENT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN ASKS TO EXTEND STAY-VOWIPE


TONIGHT --

LAWYERS FOR EDWARD SNOWDEN ARE ASKING MOSCOW TO EXTEND HIS TEMPORARY ASYLUM.

IT EXPERIES AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

SNOWDEN -- THE FORMER N-S-A ANALYST WHO LEAKED CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS -- IS WANTED IN THE U-S.

HE FACES THEFT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY AND ESPIONAGE CHARGES.

WHETHER HE'LL BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN RUSSIA -- IS ALL UP TO THE COUNTRY'S FEDERAL MIGRATION SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


JAPAN LANDSLIDE AND FLOODING-TRX VO


A POWERFUL TYPHOON MADE LANDFALL IN JAPAN TODAY -- BRINGING HEAVY RAIN AND LANDSLIDES.

THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD.

45 OTHERS ARE HURT.

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MA FIRE KILLS 7-VOTOPS


AN APARTMENT FIRE NEAR BOSTON TURNED DEADLY EARLY THIS MORNING.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY A TOTAL OF SEVEN RESIDENTS WERE KILLED.

OFFICIALS SAY THE BLAZE BROKE OUT AROUND 3:30 A-M, AND QUICKLY ROSE TO THREE ALARMS.

WITNESSES REPORTED PEOPLE WERE JUMPING OUT OF WINDOWS -- 3-STORIES UP -- TO ESCAPE THE HEAVY FLAMES.

ALL SEVEN FATALITIES WERE IN APARTMENTS ON THE THIRD FLOOR.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE BUILDING HAD *NO* SPRINKLER SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


MA FIRE KILLS 7-SOTVO


SOT FIRE OFFICIAL: Whether it would have made a difference or not is

speculation that we should not enter at this time. but clearly sprinklers

are a lifesaving tool and we all know that.

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED SEVERAL RESIDENTS USING AERIAL FIRE TRUCK LADDERS.

SOME HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

OFFICIALS DO NOT KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE, OR WHERE IT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FACES NEW CHARGES-VO


ALSO IN MASSACHUSSETTS TODAY - HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT -- ACCUSED OF RAPING AND KILLING HIS MATH TEACHER -- WAS INDICTED ON A SEPERATE SET OF CHARGES.

THE MASSACHUSSETS D-A SAYS, HE ATTACKED AN EMPLOYEE AT A YOUTH SERVICES FACILITY.

REPORTS SHOW --

PHILIP CHRISM FOLLOWED THE FEMALE EMPLOYEE INTO THE BATRHOOM WHERE HE PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED HER.

HER CO-WORKERS SAY, THEY HEARD HER CRIES FOR HELP -- AND INTERRUPTED THE ASSAULT.

TONIGHT -- CHISIM REMAINS IN CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE TARPS BLOCK CAMERAS-VO


A NORTH CAROLINA MAN TOOK DRASTIC MEASURES TO PROTECT HIS PRIVACY.

HE ERECTED TARPS AROUND HIS HOUSE --

STRETCHING 10 FEET WIDE.

THE MAN SAYS HE DID IT BECAUSE HE'S FRUSTRATED BY VIDEO CAMERAS POINTED AT HIS PLACE.

THE CAMERAS ARE EVEN IMPACTING HIS FAMILY'S SOCIAL LIFE.

HE SAYS -- IT STOPPED FRIENDS FROM COMING OVER -- BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO BE RECORDED.

BUT NEIGHBOR SAY -- TAKE THE TARPS DOWN. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE TARPS BLOCK CAMERAS-SOTVO


"He can get used to the blue tarps. 'Cause, I'll leave 'em there until he takes the camera down or points it on his own property."

NEIGHBORS EMAILED GASTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ASKING FOR TOUGHER PRIVACY RULES.

BUT THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TOLD COMMISSIONERS LEGALLY THERE'S NOTHING THEY CAN DO. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON LATEST-OC


WHERE WILL THE KING REIGN NEXT?

ALL THE TALK IN THE SPORTS WORLD THIS WEEK IS ABOUT LEBRON JAMES -- AND HE'S NOT EVEN PLAYING BASKETBALL RIGHT NOW.

HE'S CHECKING OUT THE MANY SUITORS FOR HIS SERVICES -- AND WHILE FOLKS IN CLEVELAND ARE BEGGING HIM TO COME HOME -- FANS IN SOUTH FLORIDA HOPE HE REMAINS WITH THE HEAT.

HERE TO HELP SORT THIS ALL OUT IS A-B-C 7 SPORT ANCHOR - BRAD SHELLGREN. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON LATEST-TC MON


WHILE LEBRON JAMES IS PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH A BUNCH OF HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS IN LAS VEGAS--- WE ARE JUST PLAYING THE WAITING GAME------ BUT WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE----- IT IS ALMOST 4 YEARS TO THE DAY--- WHEN LEBRON DECIDED TO TAKE HIS TALENTS TO SOUTH BEACH---- IN THE PROCESSES RIPPED THE HEARTS OUT OF CLEVELAND FANS EVERYWHERE---IT'S DECISION TIME AGAIN---- BUT THIS TIME AROUND--- THERE'S A FEELING THAT THE HEAT WILL BE THE ONES JILTED AT THE ALTER---- Return to index of stories...


LEBRON LATEST-SOTVO TCMON TAG


--- NBA INSIDER --- CHRIS SERIDAN REPORTED YESTERDAY THAT LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-- IS A DONE DEAL---

--- THERE ARE ALSO PICTURES OF MOVING TRUCKS OUTSIDE OF LEBRON'S HOUSE IN MIAMI----

---WHAT WE DO KNOW IS--- LEBRON JAMES MET WITH HEAT PRESIDENT PAT RILEY ON WEDNESDAY---- AND THAT JAMES WILL NOT MEET WITH ANY OTHER TEAM BEFOR MAKING HIS DECISION----

--- LEBRON IS HEADING TO BRAZIL TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP FINALS THIS WEEKEND-- SO HIS DECISION IS EXPECTED BEFORE HE LEAVES----

WHEN THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE--- WHO KNOWS --- BUT WE KNOW WHERE IT WILL BE MADE--- ON LEBRON'S WEBSITE--- LEBRON JAMES.COM---- Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR------------


Everyone goes through it.

NO ONE ADMITS IT!

ONE MOTHER'S HONEST CONFESSION.

WHAT SHE RESENTS ABOUT PREGNANCY -- ARE YOU WITH HER?

PLUS FORMER HOSTS OF THE VIEW ARE AT EACH OTHER THROATS AGAIN.

THE HATE-FILLED HASSELBACK COMMENT ABOUT ROSIE O'DONNELL.

WHY SHE'S LIVID ABC IS BRINGING ROSIE BACK TO THE VIEW.

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


TZ4 A POST BABY BODY-SOTVO


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TZ4 B ROSE TO THE VIEW-VO


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WA WILDFIRE-VOTOPS


RESIDENTS IN WASHINGTON STATE ARE BEING TOLD TONIGHT THAT THEY MAY SOON HAVE TO EVACUATE.

THE MILLS CNAYON FIRE HAS BURNED MORE THAN 6-THOUSADN ACRES AND IS THREATENING CLOSE TO 200 BUILDINGS.

MORE THAN 400 FIREFIGHTERS ARE BATTLING THE BLAZE THAT HAS CLOSED DOWN 30-MILES OF A HIGHWAY.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


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. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


Afternoon storms on Thursday

A classic July weather pattern for early July will dominate the weather across Southwest Florida today. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s for cities including Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, to upper 80s at Naples and Sanibel.

With the winds taking on a bit of a southerly component, a few widely isolated showers could try to wash ashore along the coastline into the lunch hour time frame. The more widespread activity is anticipated this afternoon and evening. Just like Wednesday, some storms will have potential for heavy downpours and deadly lightning.

Overnight into Friday morning will be very muggy. Lows bottom out in the low 70s, which is near normal for this time in July. Friday morning chances for rain will be isolated and in the coastal waters. However, some will try and advance towards inland areas. Any that do quickly fizzle out, therefore not anticipating a tricky Friday morning commute.

Weekend forecast looks pretty typical. Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot with highs in the low 90s. Best chance for rain will during the afternoon hours and along the I-75 corridor.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


POST BABY BODY-OC


HEATING UP SOCIAL MEDIA TONIGHT IS ONE WOMAN'S REMARKABLY CANDID REMARKS ABOUT HER POST-BABY BODY.

THE NEW MOM ADMITS SHE RESENTS WHAT PREGNANCY HAS DONE TO HER LOOKS - IN A COLUMN SHE WROTE ON YAHOO.

AS A-B-C'S BIANNA GOLODRYGA REPORTS -- THIS IS REALLY STRIKING A CHORD WITH WOMEN. Return to index of stories...


POST BABY BODY-PKG


CELEBRITY MOMS LIKE HEIDI KLUM AND MIRANDA KERR SEEM TO GET THEIR POST-BABY

BODIES BACK IN NO TIME FLAT -- EVEN THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WAS CAUGHT

FLASHING FLAT ABS LESS THAN THREE MONTHS AFTER GIVING BIRTH

BUT THIS MORNING, ONE WOMAN'S CANDID WORDS ABOUT HER OWN POST-PREGNANCY BODY

ARE CREATING CONTROVERSY.

ALEXIS:

01:02:08 I have so many friends who are new moms as well / And they

would say they felt great, and they would ask me how I felt, and I would say

I kind of feel a little gross.

GFX

IN A COLUMN ON YAHOO! BEAUTY CALLED "BEAUTY AFTER BABY: THE HONEST TRUTH,"

FIRST-TIME MOM ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ WRITES "I'm madly in love with my son and

feel blessed that I was able to have a child and that he is healthybut I

have to admit that I resent what pregnancy has done to my body."

BIANNA

01:02:52 - we're so blessed to be able to have healthy babies / Yet on the

flip side of it / you sort of lose the femininity that you once had.

ALEXIS:

01:23:30 This was not about superficial looks, it was really truly about

how I felt and about my confidence and getting that back.

GFX

THE RESPONSE TO HER ARTICLE, MIXED -- SOME READERS CALLING RODRIGUEZ "VAIN"

- OTHERS PRAISING HER HONESTY - WRITING ITS "EVERYTHING THAT I'M GOING

THROUGHTHAT I CAN'T SAY."

Nat - Biana and Alexis in closet - DVCPRO_002

Bianna - I know you were saying there are a lot of clothes here that you

used to fit in fleelyyou can't now.

02:02:20 - pretty much I don't fit into ANYTHING up to here,

ALEXIS

01:21:13 - you shouldn't be ashamed to want to feel the way you used to feel

.

BIANNA:

01:13.10:35 I'll say it, it would be nice to have your son growing up

saying, sorry guys, I have a hot mom. Nothing I can do about it!

ALEXIS:

01:13.18:07 Totally.

SOT - ERICKA SOUTER/EDITOR, THESTIR

08:31:52 - there is nothing wrong with feeling this way after giving birth.

Everyone goes through it.

Nat - Biana with baby - DVCPRO_002 - 02:04:33

"ok I'm going to hand you over to mamy, MWA!"

ONE THING RODRIGUEZ WANTS TO MAKE CLEAR--SHE DOESN'T REGRET A THING

Bianna -

01:08:50

Have there ever been moments though where you look at a stretch mark / that

you're bitter towards him?

ALEXIS:

01:08:59 No.No no / 01:21:32 - I don't regret it for a moment. I would do

it all over again / 01:21:41 - They're definitely badges of honor / 01:21 I

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ROSIE RETURNING TO THE VIEW?-VOWIPE


IT'S OFFICIAL.

ROSIE O'DONNELL'S RETURNING TO "THE VIEW" --

AND HER FORMER CO-HOST IS VENTING ABOUT THAT.

ELIZABETH HASSELBECK CALLED IN TO HER NEW SHOW -- FOX AND FRIENDS -- TO LAMPOON THE DECISION.

SHE SAYS ROSIE ESSENTIALLY "SPIT IN THE FACE OF OUR MILITARY" WHEN ARGUING AGAINST THE 'IRAQ WAR.'

NOW, ANOTHER FORMER CO-HOST -- JOY BEHAR -- IS COMING TO O'DONNELL'S DEFENSE.

SHE SAYS HASSELBECK'S COMMENT WAS "HATE-FILLED." Return to index of stories...


ROSIE RETURNING TO THE VIEW?-SOTVO


"I thought that was really kind of below the belt to say that she spits in the face of the military. I would like Elisabeth to explain herself, really. What does she mean by that? And isn't it kind of a nasty thing to say about somebody who basically is a good person?"

ROSIE'S REPLACING JENNY MCCARTHY AND SHERRI SHEPARD, WHO ARE LEAVING THE SHOW.

BEHAR SAYS --

IT'S A DIFFERENT SHOW FROM THE EARLY DAYS.

IT'S MORPHED, SHE SAYS, FROM A SHOW WHERE THE ANCHORS HAVE CHEMISTRY AND LIKE EACH OTHER --

TO A SHOW WHERE PRODUCERS WANT FIGHTING AND TENSION. Return to index of stories...


EMMY NOMINATIONS-VO


A WORLD BASED ON FANTASY --

WAS IN REALITY --

THE MOST DECORATED T-V SHOW WHEN EMMY NOMATIONS CAME OUT THIS MORNING.

THE PRIME-TIME EMMYS HONOR THE BEST IN TELEVISION OVER THE LAST YEAR.

AND "GAME OF THRONES" TOOK HOME THE MOST NOMINATIONS.

19 OF THEM!

NEWCOMERS ON THE NOMINATION LIST INCLUDE:

"TRUE DETECTIVE."

"ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK."

AND "SILICON VALLEY."

AND WE'RE PROUD OF OUR A-B-C BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

"MODERN FAMILY" IS NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY.

"DANCING WITH THE STARS" -- BEST REALITY COMPETITION.

AND KERRY WASHINGTON FROM "SCANDAL" IS UP FOR BEST ACTRESS. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP POPE V POPE-VO SS


WILL THE WORLD CUP FINAL BECOME A "HOLY WAR"?

THAT MAY BE THE CASE AMONG SOME CATHOLICS -- AS THE HOME NATIONS OF THE CURRENT POPE AND HIS PREDECESSOR GO FOR GLORY.

WILL THEY ROOT FOR ARGENTINA -- THE HOMELAND OF POPE FRANCIS - WHO IS KNOWN TO BE AN ARDENT SOCCER FAN?

OR WILL THEY BACK GERMANY - THE NATIVE COUNTRY OF POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT THE 16TH - ALSO A FOOTBALL FANATIC?

AND FOR THAT MATTER, WHOSE PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED AS FAITHFUL FANS FALL ON BENDED KNEE BEFORE KICKOFF?

YOU'LL FIND OUT THIS SUNDAY -- WHEN ARGENTINA TAKES ON GERMANY FOR THE WORLD CUP TITLE.

THE ACTION STARTS AT 2 -- RIGHT HERE ON A-B-C 7. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 5 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE------------


DISTURBING DONATION.

THE MORBID FIND AT GOODWILL.

THREE HUMAN SKULLS -- WHERE OFFICERS THINK THEY CAME FROM. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SKULLS AT GOODWILL-VO


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SKULLS FOUND AT GOODWILL-VO


IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A MOVIE --

THREE HUMAN SKULLS -- FOUND IN A GOODWILL DONATION BOX.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS -- TWO OF THE SKULLS ARE ADULTS, AND USED IN A MEDICAL CLINIC OR TEACHING SETTING.

THE THIRD SKULL APPEARS TO BE THE FRAGILE REMAINS OF A NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD AND IS AT LEAST 100 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


SKULLS FOUND AT GOODWILL-SOTVO


One of the things that was interesting about one of the skulls is that it was clearly very old, and so i think that's always the question, is that of historical significance? Does it need to be returned

THE CHILD'S SKULL WAS PACKAGED IN A GREEN BOX.

A RED AND WIFE SCARF WAS ALSO FOUND IN THE DONATION BOX. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ATTACKED BY DEER-VOWIPE


A PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS ATTACKED. BY A DEER.

THE DEER WAS VERY SICK AND POSSIBLY RABID.

THE WOMAN WENT TO OPEN A PAINT STORE --

WHEN SHE SPOTTED THE DEER. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ATTACKED BY DEER-SOTVO


It was right in front of here, and it started to pounce on me. I had a couple bags on me, my computer bag and clothes. I kind of shoved them at it trying to get it away."

RACHEL MCGOUGH'S PURSE ACTUALLY GOT CAUGHT IN THE DOOR --

WHEN SHE TRIED TO ESCAPE.

TWO MEN EVENTUALLY POUNCED ON THE ANIMAL --

AND RACHEL GOT AWAY.

THE DEER DID NOT SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


A TRAILER TOPPLES OVER A LEE COUNTY BRIDGE - INTO THE RIVER BELOW.

AT SIX -- WHAT CAUSED THE ACCIDENT --

AND WHY IT'S STILL SITTING IN THE WATER TONIGHT.

PLUS -- A TALL ORDER FOR A MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER.

THE SUSPECT IN A 9 DAY CRIME SPREE IN LEE COUNTY WANTS LENIANCY.

SEE WHEN WE CAN EXPECT A TRIAL.

COULD SENDING A TEXT -- BE LIKE TOUCHING A TOILET SEAT?!

AT 6 -- WHY YOUR PICKING UP MORE THAN A SIGNAL --

WHEN YOU USE YOUR CELL PHONE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) ROLLOVER ON BRIDGE-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) ANTONIO THOMAS-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) CELL PHONE GERMS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


57:05-07

"It was unexpected. It was very unexpected"

Rick Gross

"THe surprising thing is they're both police officers."

WHO FIRED THE FIRST SHOT?

WHO MADE THE 911 CALL?

NOW AT SIX --

ABC 7 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE DEADLY SHOOTING --

INVOLVING TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS IN ESTERO.

TEACHER IN TROUBLE--

WAS SHE REALLY HELPING STUDENTS CHEAT AT LAKE TRAFFORD ELEMENTARY--

ABC 7 TELLS YOU WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING.

AND--

Sheri: I've actually seen one man spit on his phone and then wipe it with a Kleenex.

KEEPING IT CLEAN.

NOW AT 6 --

THE THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW TO KEEP MOLD, BACTERIA AND FUNGUS OFF YOUR CELLPHONE.

JP-- Return to index of stories...


HL1) NAPLES OFFICER SHOT LATEST-SOTVO


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HL2) LAKE TRAFFORD TEACHER CHEATING-VOTOPS


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HL3) CELL PHONE GERMS-SOTVO


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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NAPLES OFFICER SHOT LATEST-VIDBOX-RVL-TC MON


BRAND NEW DETAILS TONIGHT IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF A NAPLES POLICE OFFICER.

WE'VE CONFIRMED D-C-F IS INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION.

WE ALSO LEARNED SOMEONE ELSE MADE THE 911 CALL --

BUT WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF THAT PERSON WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE OR NOT.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED ON SCENE IN THE LAKES OF ESTERO COMMUNITY --

THEY FOUND AMY YOUNG LYING NEAR THE HOME.

INSIDE -- THEY FOUND LUIS MONGOIG.

HE HAD BEEN SHOT.

WEVE REPORTED AMY YOUNG IS A MOTHER OF TWO GIRLS.

WHAT WE'VE BEEN ASKING -- BUT HASN'T BEEN ANSWERED YET --

IS IF THE GIRLS WERE IN THE HOME WHEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED.

A NEIGHBOR WHO SAW THE FAMILY AT THE POOL OFTEN --

TOLD US WHAT KIND OF MOTHER AMY WAS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES OFFICER SHOT LATEST-SOTVO


Brandell Griffith

Neighbor

57:40-45

"Very relaxed, calm. Friendly. Very warm."

57:48-50

"I would have never known there was any issues."

WE'RE WORKING TO LEARN WHY D-C-F IS NOW INVESTIGATING THE FAMILY -- WHO THE CHILDREN ARE STAYING WITH AND WHAT THEY'VE FOUND SO FAR. Return to index of stories...


SGT YOUNG INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS-CG RVL


TODAY, ABC7 ALSO TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT SEVERAL INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMPLAINTS --

AGAINST SERGEANT AMY YOUNG.

SHE WAS SUSPENED IN 2003 FOR SLEEPING ON DUTY.

THE P-D SAYS SHE ONCE LEFT CITY LIMITS WITH APPROVAL TOO.

WE ALSO LEARNED YOUNG'S EX-HUSBAND WAS ALSO ONCE CITED FOR SLEEPING ON THE JOB.

ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTS, ALL OF THIS CAME TO LIGHT --

WHEN ANOTHER OFFICER'S WIFE TURNED THEM IN.

AMY YOUNG ALSO WENT THROUGH TRAINING AFTER ACCIDENTALLY FIRING HER WEAPON DURING A CHASE.

THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS OFFICER LUIS DAVID MANROIG WAS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS. Return to index of stories...


LAKE TRAFFORD TEACHER CHEATING-VOWIPE


TROUBLE AT LAKE TRAFFORD ELEMENTARY IN IMMOKALEE.

A-B-C 7 IS LEARNING --

ONE OF THE SCHOOL'S TEACHERS IS ACCUSED OF CHEATING.

AWILDA TORRES WAS SUSPENDED IN JUNE.

AN INVESTIGATION SHOWS SHE WAS LETTING STUDENTS FIX ANSWERS THEY GOT WRONG ON TESTS.

THE DISTRICT SAYS THE 14 YEAR VETERAN HAS BEEN DOING THIS SINCE JANUARY.

ONE STUDENT IN HER CLASS WE TALKED TO --

CONFIRMED THIS. Return to index of stories...


LAKE TRAFFORD TEACHER CHEATING-SOTVO


Itzel Resendiz/ Former Student 13 1023 when we're doing the test and we get an answer wrong she looks at us like uhh, like hmmm 4

Christina Hinojosa/ Lake Trafford Parent 130157 we'll yeah that makes me angry because they aren't teaching them. They're not teaching them the right way you know. 6

TORRES IS THE SECOND TEACHER PUNISHED AT THIS SCHOOL.

THIRD GRADE TEACHER MARY VILLA WAS FIRED IN MAY FOR HELPING STUDENTS ON ASSIGNMENTS. Return to index of stories...


ROLLOVER ON CALOOSAHATCHEE-VOWIPE


A SCARE ON THE CALOOSAHATCHEE BRIDGE THIS AFTERNOON AFTER A TRAILER CARRYING A WATER TANK DETACHES FROM ITS TRUCK PLUNGING INTO THE RIVER BELOW.

AMAZINGLY THERE WERE NO INJURIES.

TONIGHT -- OFFICERS ARE WORKING TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF HOW THE LAWN COMPANY'S TRAILER CAME CAME UNHINGED AND THEN CRASHED OVER THE BARRIER OF THE BRIDGE.

THE ACCIDENT CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE RAILING.

A-B-C 7 SPOKE WITH ONE OF THE MEN ON THE U-S LAWN TRUCK WHEN IT HAPPENED.

THE MAN - WHO DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE US HIS NAME - SAYS A FAULTY TRAILER HITCH COULD BE TO BLAME. Return to index of stories...


ROLLOVER ON CALOOSAHATCHEE-SOTVO


05:11:06 "for all we know the trailer was wrong, we're just not sure."

OFFICER'S SAY AN INVESTIGATION IS PENDING-

THEY ALSO SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE TANK IS A HAZARD SO THEY'RE NOT SURE IF THEY'LL BE TAKING IT OUT OF THE WATER ANYTIME SOON.

WE REACHED OUT TO U-S LAWNS WHO DIDN'T WANT TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


ANTONIO THOMAS MOTION HEARING-VO-SS-OC


A MAN ACCUSED OF TERRORIZING LEE COUNTY IS ASKING FOR LENIANCY IN HIS UPCOMING MURDER TRIAL.

IN JUNE OF 2012 --

ANTONIO THOMAS WAS ON THE RUN FOR 9 DAYS --

COMMITING CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE BEAT A WOMAN AND STOLE HER CAR --

TRIED TO ABDUCT A TEENAGE GIRL --

AND KIDNAPPED, RAPED AND MURDERED PHYLLIS STEIN.

HER BODY WAS FOUND DUMPED BEHIND AN AUTO PARTS STORE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

TODAY THE JUDGE HEARD 16 MOTIONS RELATING TO THE MURDER CHARGE.

MOST RELATED TO JURY SELECTION AND THE DEALTH PENALTY.

HERE'S WHAT SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT SAID 2 YEARS AGO AFTER THOMAS WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


ANTONIO THOMAS MOTION HEARING-SOTVO


"This vicious individual, killer frankly, knew no boundaries. He has been taken off the street. And this message today is to reassure the citizens of this county, the cities, that he's in custody where he belongs-- caged like an animal and where he will remain."

THE JUDGE DID NOT MAKE ANY DECISIONS TODAY.

THE CASE IS NOT EXPECTED TO GO TO TRIAL FOR SEVERAL MORE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


MIDPOINT CRASH DEATH-VO


AN UPDATE NOW TO THE 7 VEHICLE CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE TUESDAY MORNING.

A MOTORCYCLE RIDER INVOLVED IN THE CHAIN REACTION CRASH HAS DIED.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 42-YEAR OLD TODD HUDSON OF CAPE CORAL WAS SLOWING FOR TRAFFIC TUESDAY MORNING -- WHEN A CAR SLAMMED INTO THE BACK OF HIS BIKE --

AND CAUSED THE CHAIN-REACTION CRASH.

YOU CAN SEE -- THE MOTORCYLE WEDGED IN BETWEEN TWO VEHICLES.

SEVERAL OTHERS WERE INJURED IN THE CRASH.

THE ACCIDENT SHUTDOWN THE BRIDGE FOR HOURS. Return to index of stories...


FL EXECUTION TONIGHT-TCMON VOWIPE


LET'S RUN DOWN OTHER STORIES MAKING NEWS ACROSS FLORIDA TONIGHT.

ANY MINUTE NOW -- A CHILD RAPIST AND MURDERER WILL BE PUT TO DEATH AT THE FLORIDA STATE PRISON.

20-YEARS AGO -- EDDIE DAVIS KIDNAPPED 11-YEAR-OLD KIMBERLY WATERS FROM HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE IN LAKELAND.

HE RAPED AND SUFFOCATED HER --

THEN LEFT HER BODY IN A DUMPSTER. Return to index of stories...


FL INMATE DEATH INVESTIGATION-TRX VOWIPE


FLORIDA'S CORRECTIONS SECRETARY PLANS TO VISIT THE PRISON IN PUNTA GORDA --

IN RESPONSE TO AN ABC7 INVESTIGATION.

WE'VE BEEN TRYING FOR MONTHS NOW TO FIGURE OUT WHY INMATE MATTHEW WALKER DIED.

SOURCES SAY INMATES BEAT WALKER AND COVERED UP THE CRIME.

D-O-C SECRETARY MIKE CREWS WOULDN'T RESPOND TO THE QUESTIONS --

BUT IS PROMISING A VISIT. Return to index of stories...


FL INMATE DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO WIPE


:12 Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews "This type of conduct, this type of behavior and these types of actions. We are not going to tolerate in this department. We are going to find those bad seeds and we are going to eliminate them from working at our department."

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ADDRESSED ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE OF POWER AT ANY OF THE STATE'S PRISONS WE STARTED LOOKING INTO THIS. Return to index of stories...


FL MACHETE ROBBER-SSTOPS (3)


A BURGLARY -- CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A MAN IS SEEN BREAKING INTO A STORE IN JACKSONVILLE WITH A MACHETE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE USED THE LARGE KNIFE TO BREAK THE GLASS OUT THE FRONT DOOR TO GET INSIDE.

HE TRIED TO PRY OPEN THE CIGARETTE CASE --

BUT THAT DIDN'T WORK.

THE SUSPECT STOLE CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, UNDERWEAR, T-SHIRTS AND CASH.

HE REMAINS ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


HOPE THE DOG SUSPECT-OTS SS VO


NEW AT SIX -- AN ARCADIA MAN CHARGED WITH SETTING HIS DOG ON FIRE IS FOUND INCOMPETENT TO PROCEED WITH HIS CASE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO DOCTORS WHO EXAMINED LARRY WALLACE.

THEY WILL CONTINUE TO EVALUATE HIM TO SEE IF HE CAN STAND TRIAL.

BACK IN MARCH, A CHILD SAW WALLACE'S DOG ON FIRE.

AUTHORITIES CHARGED WALLACE WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ARSON.

THE DOG - NAMED HOPE - IS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE BURNS - BUT HAS BEEN ADOPTED. Return to index of stories...


WATER ISSUES AT ROTONDA-VOWIPE


MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INVESTED IN LAND PURCHASES AND DEVELOPMENT IN ROTUNDA - BUT WHO IS GOING TO PICK UP THE BILL?

PROPERTY OWNERS THERE SAY A MORE THAN 10 YEAR OLD COUNTY MISTAKE IS BURNING A HOLE THEIR POCKETS.

ALL BUT ONE CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONER WERE IN CIVIL COURT TODAY AS PART OF A PRE TRIAL HEARING.

A GROUP OF PROPERTY OWNERS REPRESENTING ONE THOUSAND LOTS IN THE ROTUNDA AREA CLAIM THAT A COUNTY MISTAKE COST THEM MONEY IN LOST BUSINESS.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS - BETWEEN 2000 AND 2003 - THE COUNTY DEPRESSURIZED THE WATER SYSTEM SERVING LOTS IN ROTUNDA VILLAS AND SPRINGS AREAS.

LANDOWNERS SAY THIS RUINED THE EXISTING WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS. Return to index of stories...


WATER ISSUES AT ROTONDA-SOTVO


"There was a lot of feedback from people that owned in there who weren't able to build and there was some talk about some developers that were going in there that weren't able to develop becuse of what had gone down."

ONE THE LANDOWNERS - NOEL ANDRESS SAYS MONEY WAS RAISED THROUGH A MUNICIPAL TAX -- TO PAY FOR A REPLACEMENT SYSTEM IN 2011.

THE PRICE TAG ON THAT - 15 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE OTHER LANDOWNERS AND COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES ARE IN COURT TO DECIDE HOW MUCH THE COUNTY'S ALLEGED MISTAKE IS WORTH.

THE TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO START NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE MEETING-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

PEOPLE ON THE ISLES OF CAPRI ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A POSSIBLE FIRE DISTRICT MERGER.

THE EAST NAPLES/GOLDEN GATE FIRE CHIEF SAYS THE MERGER WILL ALLOW THEM TO KEEP THE SAME LEVEL OF SERVICE WHILE SAVING TAXPAYERS MONEY.

BUT ISLES OF CAPRI RESIDENTS SAY THAT SEEMS A LITTLE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

THEYRE HAPPY WITH THEIR CURRENT FIRE SERVICES.

RESIDENTS OF ISLES OF CAPRI WILL VOTE IN AUGUST IF THEYD LIKE TO BECOME PART OF THE DISTRICT OF EAST NAPLES-GOLDEN GATE.

IF THAT VOTE IS A YES -- THE OVERALL MERGER WILL GO TO A VOTE IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE MEETING-SOTVO


RESIDENTS OF ISLES OF CAPRI WILL VOTE IN AUGUST IF THEYD LIKE TO BECOME PART OF THE TAXABLE DISTRICT OF EAST NAPLES-GOLDEN GATE.

IF THAT VOTE IS A YES -- THE OVERALL MERGER WILL GO TO A VOTE IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


FL DENGUE FEVER-OTS CG


ANOTHER MOSQUITO-BORNE VIRUS HAS DOCTORS HERE IN FLORIDA CONCERNED TONIGHT.

A 50-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HAS CONTRACTED DENGUE FEVER.

AND SHE DIDN'T GET IT IN THE CARIBBEAN.

SHE GOT IT --

RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

SYMPTOMS INCLUDE HIGH FEVER --

HEADACHES --

SEVERE JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN --

VOMITING --

AND IN SOME CASES A RASH.

THERE'S NO VACCINE.

NO CURE.

SO PREVENTION IS KEY. Return to index of stories...


FL DENGUE FEVER-SOTVO


Lilian Rivera

Florida Department of Health Administrator13 a message from the department of health is that we urge all residents- all the residents to increase precuations against mosquito bites and take steps to limit breeding conditions.

DOCTORS ALSO RECOMMEND BUG SPRAY AND LIMITING YOUR TIME OUTSIDE.

TEN CASES OF DENGUE FEVER HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR.

BUT NINE WERE IN PATIENTS WHO RECENTLY TRAVELED TO SOUTH AMERICA OR THE CARIBBEAN. Return to index of stories...


FL FRACKING-VO-WIPE


ONE OF FLORIDA'S TOP ENVIRONMENTAL LAWYERS SAYS WE SHOULD GET READY FOR MORE OIL DRILLING.

THIS ALL CENTERS AROUND SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED RECENTLY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY USED THE CONTROVERISAL FRACKING METHOD AT A SITE NEAR LAKE TRAFFORD.

THE COMPANY DIDN'T HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO DO SO, BUT A LAWYER WITH EARTH JUSTICE SAYS IN THE END, THAT WON'T MATTER. Return to index of stories...


FL FRACKING-SOTVO


David Guest, EarthJustice

"Dan Hughes has established that fracking is effective in Florida, it's effective in the Everglades, and you are guaranteed that this is going to increase, and increase rapidly."

COLLIER COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THE STATE HAS BEEN LAX IN ITS OVERSIGHT.

THE D-E-P HAS PROMISED TO DO MORE TO HOLD THE COMPANY ACCOUNTABLE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


it includes maybe food stuff, skin cells maybe skin flakes,

bacteria,mold, fungus

WHAT'S ON YOUR PHONE--

DO YOU KNOW YOUR CELLPHONE GERM NUMBER--

OR THAT THERE IS SUCH A THING--

NEW AT SIX--

THE ABC INVESTIGATION THAT EXPOSES JUST HOW DIRTY SOME PHONES ARE AND HOW TO KEEP THEM GERM FREE.

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


TZ1 A CELL PHONE GERMS-SOTVOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


Afternoon storms on Thursday

A classic July weather pattern for early July will dominate the weather across Southwest Florida today. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s for cities including Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, to upper 80s at Naples and Sanibel.

With the winds taking on a bit of a southerly component, a few widely isolated showers could try to wash ashore along the coastline into the lunch hour time frame. The more widespread activity is anticipated this afternoon and evening. Just like Wednesday, some storms will have potential for heavy downpours and deadly lightning.

Overnight into Friday morning will be very muggy. Lows bottom out in the low 70s, which is near normal for this time in July. Friday morning chances for rain will be isolated and in the coastal waters. However, some will try and advance towards inland areas. Any that do quickly fizzle out, therefore not anticipating a tricky Friday morning commute.

Weekend forecast looks pretty typical. Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot with highs in the low 90s. Best chance for rain will during the afternoon hours and along the I-75 corridor.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Afternoon storms on Thursday

A classic July weather pattern for early July will dominate the weather across Southwest Florida today. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s for cities including Fort Myers and Port Charlotte, to upper 80s at Naples and Sanibel.

With the winds taking on a bit of a southerly component, a few widely isolated showers could try to wash ashore along the coastline into the lunch hour time frame. The more widespread activity is anticipated this afternoon and evening. Just like Wednesday, some storms will have potential for heavy downpours and deadly lightning.

Overnight into Friday morning will be very muggy. Lows bottom out in the low 70s, which is near normal for this time in July. Friday morning chances for rain will be isolated and in the coastal waters. However, some will try and advance towards inland areas. Any that do quickly fizzle out, therefore not anticipating a tricky Friday morning commute.

Weekend forecast looks pretty typical. Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot with highs in the low 90s. Best chance for rain will during the afternoon hours and along the I-75 corridor.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


CELL PHONE GERMS-TCMON


i MAY BE HOLDING A WALKING GERM FARM.

A-B-C'S MARA SCHIAVAOCAMP INVESTIGATED HOW MUCH BACTERIA IS LURKING ON OUR CELL PHONES -- THE THINGS WE TOUCH, TAP, AND TALK ON EVERY DAY.

THE RESULTS SURPRISED US.

SEE FOR YOURSELF. Return to index of stories...


CELL PHONE GERMS-PKG


CELL PHONES.WE ALL HAVE THEM.WE ALL USE THEM.FOR EVERYTHING FROM

TALKING TO TEXTING TO TWEETING.

BUT THOSE SMARTPHONES AREN'T JUST PICKING UP A SIGNAL.IN MANY CASES, THEY'

RE PICKING UP GERMS AND BACTERIA FROM YOUR SURROUNDINGS.AND YOUR HANDS.

DIRECT CONTACT LIKE KISSING AND SNEEZING AND INDIRECT

CONTACT WITH OBJECTS LIKE CELL PHONES ACCOUNTS FOR 80% OFINFECTIONS AND

RESEARCH HAS FOUND SOME PHONES ARE EVEN DIRTIER THAN A TOILET SEAT.

THOSE GERMS BECOME EVEN MORE DANGEROUS WHEN THOSE PHONES ARE PLACED UP TO

YOUR FACE.NEAR YOUR EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH.

SO JUST HOW BAD IS IT?

GMA INVESTIGATES ASKED UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

RESEARCHER SHERI CARLINO TO FIND OUT.

NATSOT Sheri: I've actually seen one man spit on his phone and then wipe it

with a Kleenex.

AT POPULAR GOTHAM WEST MARKET IN NEW YORK CITY CARLINO TESTED 15 DEVICES.

USING A TOOL THAT INSTANTLY MEASURES THE AMOUNT OF ORGANIC MATERIAL ON A

SURFACE

SHE SAYS ANYTHING UNDER 200 IS GOOD NEWS

10;06;29 Thomas: It's pretty good.

10;17;44 Mara: A 112, nice. / Noah: my mom will be happy

ANYTHING OVER 300 ISN'T MEANING THE DEVICE IS EXCESSIVELY DIRTY AND

POTENTIALLY CARRYING DANGEROUS BACTERIA

10;02;11Mara: 463. That's a little on the higher side. So what do you think

about that?

Francine: I need to clean my phone really bad.

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

EXPERTS SAY FIRST OFF, CLEAN YOURPHONE REGULARLY.

THEY ALSO SUGGEST *NOT* ALLOWING OTHER PEOPLE TO TOUCH OR USE YOUR PHONE TOO

OFTEN.

AND IF YOU REALLY HAVE TO, JUST KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM THE DIRT.

Tierno

00;14;34 I can hear perfectly well, in fact if probably better. Return to index of stories...


CELL PHONE GERMS-OC TAG


CHECK WITH YOUR MANUFACTURER FOR SPECIFIC CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS.

MOST SAY DON'T USE HARSH CHEMICALS -- JUST WIPE THE PHONE PERIODICALLY WITH A SOFT CLOTH -- OR DAMPENED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP AND WATER IF NECESSARY Return to index of stories...


NEW CEREALS-VOWIPE


BREAKFAST -- HEALTH EXPERTS SAY IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY.

AND IT'S NOW UNDERGOING SOME CHANGES.

CEREAL MAKER GENERAL MILLS IS PUTTING A NEW SPIN ON SOME OF YOUR FAVORITES.

THE COMPANY SAYS THEY'RE FRESHENING UP THEIR DEFINITION OF A "BALANCED BREAKFAST" -- ADDING PROTEIN - FLAVOR - AND CUTTING BACK ON GLUTEN RECIPES.

THE FOOD GIANT HOPES THIS WILL BOOST THEIR SOGGY BOTTOM LINE IN CEREAL SALES. Return to index of stories...


NEW CEREALS-SOTVO


SOT BUSINESS INSIDER--- NOT VERBATIM

They are also trying to get people to feel nostalgic for the brands that

they loveor grew up with as childrenwhich definitely affects sales

AND TO GET PEOPLE FEELING NOSTALGIC -- GENERAL MILLS IS PUMPING UP THE FLAVOR ON SOME OLD FAVORITES -- COMING OUT WITH CHEERIOS PROTEIN AND VANILLA CHEX.

LAST YEAR -- AMERICANS BOUGHT MORE THAN 9 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF CEREAL. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


WE HAVE SPOTTED MOVING TRUCKS OUTSIDE OF LEBRON JAMES HOUSE IN MIAMI--- DOES THAT MEAN HE'S ON THE MOVE

PLUS-- A GREAT YEAR FOR CHRIS SALE-- JUST GOT A LOT BETTER Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 1) WINDEREMERE SURVEILLANCE-SOTVO-WIPE


it was random, it was totally random that day

THE NINJA ROBBERS TERRORIZED HOMEOWNERS IN COLLIER COUNTY AND ACROSS THE STATE--

NEW AT 7--

ONE OF THE RING LEADERS REVEALS THE GROUPS STRATEGY. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) SPRAY SUNSCREEN SAFETY-SOTVO


I usually do have her hold

her breath when I spray it on her.

BUT IS THAT ENOUGH--

THE WARNING PARENTS SHOULD HEAR TONIGHT ABOUT THOSE SPRAY-ON SUNSCREENS AND THE HEALTH HAZARD FOR CHILDREN.

THAT'S IN 30 MINUTES AFTER WORLD NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS


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LET'S KICK IT OFF WITH SOME GOOD NEWS

CHRIS SALE IS AN ALL-STAR ONCE AGAIN----

THE FGCU GREAT--- IS HEADING TO HIS THIRD ALL-STAR GAME -- THANKS TO THE FANS---

SALE WAS ONE OF FIVE PLAYERS THAT WAS UP FOR THE FINAL ROSTER SPOT IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE---

CHRIS GOT THE MOST VOTES--- AND WILL TAKE HIS 8-1 RECORD TO MINNEAPOLIS NEXT WEEK

CUBS FIRST BASEMAN ANTHONY RIZZO-- GOT THE MOST VOTES IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-POPMON


IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT LEBRON JAMES IS HAVING FOR BREAKFAST--- WELL-- THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT---- YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH THE KING--- BY DOWNLOADING THE LEBRON APP TO YOUR PHONE--- WHAT IT WON'T TELL YOU-- IS--- WHERE HE WILL BE PLAYING HIS BASKETBALL NEXT SEASON-- THERE IS NO APP FOR THAT---- Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS


---HOWEVER NBA INSIDER --- CHRIS SERIDAN REPORTED YESTERDAY THAT LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-- IS A DONE DEAL---

--- THERE ARE ALSO PICTURES OF MOVING TRUCKS OUTSIDE OF LEBRON'S HOUSE IN MIAMI----

---WHAT WE DO KNOW IS--- LEBRON JAMES MET WITH HEAT PRESIDENT PAT RILEY ON WEDNESDAY---- AND THAT JAMES WILL NOT MEET WITH ANY OTHER TEAM BEFOR MAKING HIS DECISION----

--- LEBRON IS HEADING TO BRAZIL TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP FINALS THIS WEEKEND-- SO HIS DECISION IS EXPECTED BEFORE HE LEAVES----

AFTER GETTING THEIR HEART RIPPED OUT 4 YEARS AGO--- CLEVELAND FANS ARE READY FOR THE RETURN OF THE KING Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-VOTOPS SS


WE KNOW LEBRON JAMES WILL BE IN BRAZIL THIS SUNDAY FOR THE WORLD CUP---

SO WILL GERMANY AND ARGENTINA--- THE TWO TEAMS MEET FOR THE WORLD CUP TITLE---

AND THESE TEAMS HAVE HISTORY-- ARGENTINA -- BEAT GERMANY-- OR AS THEY WERE KNOWN THEN-- WEST GERMANY-- IN THE 1986 WORLD CUP TITLE---

-- THEN 4 YEARS LATER-- THE GERMANS GOT REVENGE-- BEATING ARGENTINA IN THE WORLD CUP TITLE

YOU CAN SEE WHO TAKES THE CUP THIS TIME AROUND-- RIGHT HERE ON ABC 7

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH COMES YOUR WAY THIS SUNDAY Return to index of stories...


PGA GOLF-POPMON


WHEN IT COMES TO THE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC. BRING YOUR CLUBS. YOUR "A" GAME AND A PASSPORT. A GOOD SHOWING AT THE TOURNAMENT. COULD GET YOU A TRIP TO THE BRITISH OPEN. AND IF THAT'S THE CASE. BRING SOME WARM CLOTHES AS WELL. ALWAYS A LITTLE CHILI IN GREAT BRITIAN THIS TIME OF YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PGA GOLF-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO ILLINOIS----

TODD HAMILTON-- HIS FIRST PGA EVENT THIS YEAR-- IS A GOOD WON-- THE BIRDIE -- GETS HIM TO 7 UNDER PAR HE IS ONE SHOT BACK---

ONE SHOT BACK OF THIS GUY-- ZACH JOHNSON--- ALMOST TURNS THIS TEE SHOT INTO AN ACE---

JOHNSON--- RORY SABBATINI ---- AND BRIAN HARMAN ALL LEAD AT 8 UNDER---- Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS


LADIES TURN--- WE ARE AT THE BRISTISH OPEN---

LAST YEAR'S CHAMP--- GETS THE BIRDIE TO DROP -- SHE IS 3 SHOTS OFF THE LEAD AT 1 UNDER PAR---

EVERYONE CHASING --- UEHARA ----- HER APPROACH SHOT HERE IS A DANDY---

UEHARA-- OWNS A ONE STROKE LEAD AT 4 UNDER---- Return to index of stories...


TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS


LET'S RIDES SOME BIKES----

MAD DASH TO THE FINISH---

IN THE END--- IT'S ANDRE THAT WINS THE 6TH STAGE --

VINCENZO RETAINS THE YELLOW JERSEY Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


BACK TO GOLF---

TAKE YOU TO THE SCOTTISH OPEN---

RORY MCILROY-- HIS TEE SHOT GOES 436---- IT ROLLS ON THE GREEN-- WHILE ANOTHER GROUP IS STILL ON GREEN Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...