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TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS.EXCHANGING GUN SHOTS

ONE IS DEAD. THE OTHER IN THE HOSPITAL

THEY'D BEEN DATING AND LIVING TOGETHER.

ONE EVEN HAD CHILDREN.

WHAT HAPPENED?

HOW FAR CAN YOU SWIM IF YOU FELL OUT OF YOUR BOAT.

HOW ABOUT SEVEN MILES?

THAT'S WHAT ONE MAN CLAIMS HE DID TO LIVE.

FIND OUT WHY SOME PEOPLE SAY THIS STORY SOUNDS A LITTLE FISHY.

AND PROTEIN EVERYWHERE BUT DO YOU NEED IT IN YOUR CEREAL.

THE RACE TO PUMP UP YOUR FAVORITE FROM CHEERIOS TO SPECIAL K. IS IT REALLY BETTER FOR YOU? Return to index of stories...


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ESTERO SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-2 SH PUSH ANIBOX


ABC7 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A DEADLY DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US-

I'M AMY SEDLACEK

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

OFFICER LUIS MONROIG JUNIOR, ALSO KNOWN AS DAVID, DIED YESTERDAY MORNING IN THE HOSPITAL.

HIS GIRLFRIEND-- SGT. AMY YOUNG IS IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING.

ABC7'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE SHE IS BEING TREATED. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


WE ARE WORKING TO GET AN UPDATE ON AMY YOUNG'S CONDITION.

RIGHT NOW-- WE KNOW SHE WAS SHOT IN THE FACE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS. Return to index of stories...


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THIS ALL HAPPENED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING AT THE COUPLE'S HOME IN THE LAKES OF ESTERO COMMUNITY.

WE'RE TOLD YOUNG HAS TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE WITH ANOTHER NAPLES POLICE OFFICER.

MONROIG'S FAMILY DID NOT WANT TO TALK TO US ON CAMERA-- BUT THEIR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR TELLS US OFFICER MONROIG WAS A FRIENDLY FAMILY MAN WHO TOOK GOOD CARE OF SGT YOUNG'S GIRLS Return to index of stories...


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reece gardner - neighbor

37:22 -:30

"they played basketball saw him teaching them to ride a bike they were a very involved family, it's very sad."

ACCORDING TO MONROIG'S PERSONNEL FILE-- HE WAS FIVE DAYS FROM CELEBRATING ELEVEN YEARS WITH THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SGT YOUNG HAD BEEN THERE FOR NEARLY 15 YEARS.

RIGHT NOW-- DEPUTIES ARE NOT SAYING WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-REM LIVE


WE ARE WORKING TO GET AN UPDATE ON SGT. YOUNG'S CONDITION.

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THAT INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT.

LIVE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, CHRISTY ANDREWS ABC7. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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COLLIER NINJA ROBBERS FOLO-OC-SS-OC-VO


AN UPDATE ON THE SO-CALLED -- NINJA ROBBERS.

NOW WE'RE LEARNING THEIR TRUE INTENT.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY'RE THE ONES THAT PLAGUED A COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNITY WITH HOME INVASIONS.

BEFORE SHIFTING THEIR OPERATION TO CENTRAL FLORIDA.

THESE MEN WERE ARRESTED --

THE RING LEADER -- ANDRES PEREZ SAYS, THE GOAL WAS TO STEAL -- BUT NEVER TO HURT ANYONE.

PEREZ WASN'T INVOLVED IN THE COLLIER COUNTY INVASIONS.

BUT SAYS, THIS WAS A BIG RING.

MEMBERS OF THE GROUP SAY, THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THREE INVASIONS IN TEXAS --

EIGHT OR NINE IN SOUTH FLORIDA --

AND ONE AT THIS CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME, WHERE THEY WERE EVENTUALLY ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA EXECUTION TODAY-OC-SS


THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO PUT A CHILD RAPIST AND KILLER TO DEATH TODAY.

IN 1994 -- EDDIE DAVIS RAPED AND KILLED 11-YEAR-OLD KIMBERLY WATERS AT HER LAKELAND HOME.

HE ADMITTED HE BROKE INTO HIS EX GIRLFRIENDS HOME TO STEAL BEER, AND FOUND KIMBERLY SLEEPING IN HER MOTHER'S BED, GRABBED HER, AND KIDNAPPED HER.

HE'S SET TO BE EXECUTED AT SIX O'CLOCK TONIGHT AT THE FLORIDA STATE PRISON NEAR STARK. Return to index of stories...


FM STANDOFF COURT-OC, NATVO, SS


A MAN ACCUSED OF A 10 HOUR STANDOFF WITH FORT MYERS POLICE HAS BEEN OFFERED A PLEA DEAL.

"They're movin' they're movin' they're movin!"

IN APRIL, FORT MYERS POLICE SURROUNDED THOMAS MURRAY'S HOME.

OFFICERS BELIEVED HE WAS LOCKED INSIDE THE HOUSE NEAR WINKLER AVENUE AND U-S 41.

FOR 10 HOURS, POLICE MONITORED THE HOME.

WHEN THEY WENT IN TO FIND MURRAY, HE WAS ON TOP OF A SHED IN THE BACKYARD. WATCHING EVERYTHING UNFOLD.

MURRAY'S LAWYER TELLS US HE HAS NOT HAD A CHANCE TO GO OVER THE PLEA DEAL.

EVERYONE IS SCHEDULED TO BE BACK IN COURT IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


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A 56-YEAR-OLD LEE COUNTY MAN MAY HAVE PULLED OFF A MIRACLE IN THE WATER.

HE SAYS HE FELL OUT OF A BOAT --

THEN SWAM *SEVEN* MILES BACK TO SHORE.IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

ABC ANCHOR JEFF BUTERA SPOKE TO PEOPLE WHO WERE TORN BETWEEN BEING IMPRESSED. AND SKEPTICAL. Return to index of stories...


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"I wouldn't want to be that guy -- I don't think I could do it."

CHARTER CAPTAIN RYAN KAYE KNOWS THE GULF LIKE YOU KNEW YOUR MOTHER'S FACE AS A CHILD --

HE SEES IT EVERY DAY.

'nats of water'

AND HE CAN'T BELIEVE PETER WHITING'S STORY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON THE GULF.

WHITING SAYS HE GOT TOSSED OUT OF A BOAT LAST NIGHT --

SEVEN MILES OFF-SHORE.

HE CLAIMS HE THEN SPENT THE NEXT NINE HOURS SWIMMING THOSE SEVEN MILES BACK TO LAND WITH THE HELP OF A LIFE VEST.

THAT'S LIKE THE DISTANCE FROM R-S-W TO BELL TOWER SHOPS.

"god said, i'm going to help you get in -- that's it. Because it it was me, I would float to Mexico."

WHITING FOUND A HOTEL WORKER THIS MORNING ABOUT FOUR AND EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED.

THAT ENDED THE COAST GUARD'S OVERNIGHT SEARCH FOR HIM --

WHICH STARTED WHEN WHITING'S WIFE REPORTED HIM MISSING.

"Hats off to that guy, for him to stay focused and swim that long without giving up, that's something else right there."

MATT ERPENBECK TEACHES SWIMMING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

HE SAYS SWIMMING SEVEN MILES -- EVEN WITH A LIFE JACKET -- IS DAUNTING.

FATIGUE.

PASSING OUT.

THE TIDES.

ALL WOULD BE ISSUES --

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THAT WAS ABC ANCHOR JEFF BUTERA.

BUT *WHITING* WAS FINE WHEN HE WAS FOUND.

HIS BOAT TURNED UP FAIRLY CLOSE TO WHERE HE SWAM ASHORE.

WE TALKED TO A COMPETITIVE SWIMMER --

WHO DOUBTS WHITING ACTUALLY SWAM SEVEN MILES.

HE THINKS THAT'S BORDERLINE IMPOSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY FIGHTING THE TIDES.

REGARDLESS, WHITING IS O-K.

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TEXAS RAMPAGE-VO


INVESTIGATORS PLAN TO CHARGE THE FATHER WHO WENT ON A SHOOTING RAMPAGE

IN A SUBURBAN HOUSTON HOME TODAY.

FOUR OF HIS CHILDREN AND TWO ADULTS WERE SHOT AND KILLED.

DEPUTIES WENT TO THE SCENE LAST NIGHT AFTER GETTING A 911 CALL FROM THE MAN'S 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

SHE WAS SHOT AND IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE WAS ABLE TO WARN DEPUTIES THAT HER FATHER WAS HEADED TO HER GRANDPARENTS' HOME TO KILL THEM.

THE FATHER WAS UPSET ABOUT HIS BROKEN MARRIAGE.

HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODYAFTER A THREE-HOUR STAND-OFF IN HIS CAR. Return to index of stories...


DAY 3 OF ISRAELI ASSAULT-VOTOPS


IT'S DAY 3 OF AN ISRAELI ASSAULT ON GAZA, HITTING HUNDREDS OF HAMAS TARGETS.

A MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS ISRAEL STRUCK MORE THAN 320 HAMAS TARGETS OVERNIGHT.

IT'S MAIN FOCUS ON UNDERGROUND TUNNEL NETWORKS AND ROCKET LAUNCHING SITES, RAISING THE PALESTINIAN DEATH TOLL TO AT LEAST 75.

ISRAEL'S MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO INTERCEPT ROCKETS FROM GAZA.

NEW HAMAS ROCKETS ARE NOW CAPABLE OF REACHING HALF OF ISRAEL'S POPULATION.

40 THOUSAND ISRAELI RESERVISTS HAVE BEEN CALLED-UP AS PART OF A MOVE TOWARDS A POSSIBLE GROUND INVASION ON GAZA. Return to index of stories...


BENGHAZI ATTACK UPDATE-ANIBOX


THIS MORNING, WE'RE UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS IN THE BENGHAZI ATTACKS.

NEWLY REVEALED TESTIMONY SHOWS TOP MILITARY OFFICIALS BELIEVE IT WAS A DIFFERENT GROUP WHO ATTACKED A C-I-A COMPLEX. AFTER THE ATTACK ON THE U-S EMBASSY.

THEY SAY THE ATTACKERS HAD OBVIOUS MILITARY TRAINING.

FOUR AMERICANS, INCLUDING AMBASSADOR CHRIS STEVENS, DIED IN THE ATTACKS ON SEPTEMBER 11TH, 20-12.

THIS INFORMATION COMES AS A HOUSE PANEL JUST RELEASED 11 HUNDRED PAGES OF TESTIMONY ON THE ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


TSA PHONE ALERT-VO


THERE WILL BE INCREASED SECURITY AT AIRPORTS.

THE T-S-A IS BROADENING SECURITY MEASURES IT REQUESTED OVERSEAS, TO A SMALL NUMBER OF *DOMESTIC TRAVELERS.

SOME FLYERS ON FEDERAL WATCHLISTS WILL BE ASKED TO TURN ON THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES BEFORE BOARDING PLANES.

IT'S A REACTION TO NEW CONCERNS THAT TERRORIST BOMBMAKERS ARE TRYING TO FIT EXPLOSIVES INTO HARMLESS-LOOKING MOBILE GADGETS, IN HOPES OF BRINGING DOWN AN AIRLINER. Return to index of stories...


FL IMMIGRATION REFORM-VIDBOX (3)-ONCAM


A BI-PARTISAN GROUP OF BUSINESS, FAITH AND UNIVERSITY LEADERS IS CALLING ON CONGRESS TO PASS AN IMMIGRATION REFORM PLAN.

PEOPLE RALLIED IN TALLAHASSEE WEDNESDAY.

THEY REMAIN DIVIDED OVER THREE POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS--

DEPORTING ALL UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS--

GRANTING *U-S* CITIZENSHIP TO THOSE HERE ILLEGALLY--

OR ALLOWING LEGAL STATUS WITHOUT CITIZENSHIP.

A NEW POLL SHOWS 50 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK AN IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL NEEDS TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR.

Vo/Sot: IMMIGRATION REFORM SOUGHT: Groups including the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops are expected to take part in a news conference calling for immigration reform.

A bipartisan coalition of Florida big business groups, faith and university leaders joined together Wednesday, calling on Congress to pass an immigration reform plan. Events like the one in Tallahassee were held across the country, with participants saying reform is good for business as well as compassionate toward those who entered America looking for a better life. The group used the news conference to release a new poll showing 85 percent of respondents think the immigration system in the United States needs fixing. However the survey also shows people are almost evenly divided on what the solution should be, between deporting all undocumented immigrants, granting US citizenship to those here illegally or allowing legal status without citizenship. University of Miami Professor Rudy Fernandez says Congress needs to listen to voters, and handle the issue one way or another.

Sot: Rudy Fernandez, Professor, University of Miami

"There is a majority of voters nationally, as indicated by the poll, who support immigration reform. We will win this debate and we will see Congressional action when that majority lets its voice be heard loudly in Washington DC, and calls their members of Congress and demands action."

During the 2014 legislative session, the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature passed a bill granting in-state tuition to some undocumented immigrants. GOP Governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law. Pointing to that, the coalition says they are confident broader reform can happen in Congress, as immigration is not a partisan issue. Nearly 50 percent of those polled think an immigration overhaul needs to happen this year.

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Sot: Rudy Fernandez, Professor, University of Miami

"If we don't deal with this effectively and increase the number of legal visas, so there are workers who can come here and take a temporary job, well guess what? They'll continue to come here illegally and 11 million will turn into 20 million if we don't act." Return to index of stories...


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CLAWSON COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT-OC


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S NEWEST CONGRESSMAN.

CURT CLAWSON ALREADY HAS HIS NEW RESPONSIBILITIES.

HE HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE.

THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE IS IN CHARGE OF LEADING FOREIGN POLICY LEGISLATION.

THE COMMITTEE HAS OVERSIGHT HOW THE U-S SHOULD RESPOND TO WORLD EVENTS.

SOME OF THE THINGS THE HOMELAND SECURITY PANEL OVERSEES ARE BORDER AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY. Return to index of stories...


WORLD CUP-TRX-VO-SS


CHECK IT OUT ---

A DAY AFTER THE GERMANY BLOWOUT IN THE WORLD CUP. THEY NEEDED PENALTY KICKS TO DECIDE THE ARGENTINA-NETHERLANDS SEMIFINAL.

SERGIO ROMERO MAKING SAVES ON TWO OF THE KICKS.

MAXI RODRIGUEZ SCORED ARGENTINA'S 4TH GOAL TO ADVANCE THEM.

SUNDAY'S MATCH UP. WILL BE GERMANY AND ARGENTINA FOR THE WORLD CUP.

THE TWO PLAYED IN THE FINAL IN 1986 WHEN ARGENTINA WON.

AND AGAIN IN 1990 WHEN GERMANY WON.

YOU'LL SEE THE FINAL RIGHT HERE ON ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


RANDOM DRUG TESTS MAY BE A THING OF THE PAST FOR FLORIDA STATE WORKERS.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CAMPAIGNED ON DRUG TESTING

FIND OUT WHAT'S THE BIGGEST HURDLE THE GOVERNOR FACES.

AND IT'S A CEREAL WAR BETWEEN POST, GENERAL MILLS AND KELLOGS TO WHO CAN ADD THE MOST PROTEIN

AND THE FASTEST

SO IS IT ALL GOOD FOR YOU?

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CEREAL WARS-2-SHOT


FORGET THE LUCKY CHARMS AND CHEERIOS. BIG CHANGES COMING TO SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE CEREALS.

GENERAL MILLS IS BETTING BIG ON NEW FLAVORS AND ADDING MORE NUTRITION -- HOPING TO REVIVE SALES.

ABC'S REBECCA JARVIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CEREAL WARS-PKG


GENERAL MILLS / freshening up their definition of a "BALANCED BREAKFAST"

ADDING PROTEIN, FLAVOR, AND CUTTING BACK ON GLUTEN RECIPES THE FOOD GIANT

HOPES WILL BOOST THEIR SOGGY BOTTOM LINE IN CEREAL SALES.

Nats lucky charms commercial

They're magically delicious!

This week, GENERAL MILLS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO SERVE UP CHANGES THIS SUMMER

LIKE PUMPING up THE FLAVOR ON some OLD FAVORITES---/ IT'S A TACTIC THAT GOT

MORE PEOPLE COO-COO FOR COCOA PUFFS LAST YEAR AFTER THEY PUFFED UP THEIR

CHOCOLATE FLAVOR.

Nats cocoa puffs commercial

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

GFX

AND WITH THE PROTEIN TREND PACKING A MEAN BREAKFAST PUNCH GENERAL MILLS SAYS

IT IS now ENTERING THE RING, ADDING A NEW CHEERIOS PROTEIN.

They're also adding a NEW VANILLA CHEX to their gluten-free LINEUP.

SOT BUSINESS INSIDER--- NOT VERBATIM

They are looking to compete with kellogs. and kellogs was really ahead of

the health game trends

GFX:

80 PERCENT OF AMERICANS are now EATING BREAKFAST AT HOME. their top

choice: cereal. Last year, Americans bought more than 9 billion dollars

worth.

Coco puffs turns everything chocolatey!

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


ONE COMPANY PROMISES TO BRING HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FROM CUSTOMER SERVICE TO LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

FIND OUT WHEN YOU CAN START APPLYING FOR THESE JOBS.

IT MIGHT BE HARD TO FIND MANGOS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY FARMERS ARE HAVING A DISSAPPIONTING YEAR. Return to index of stories...


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ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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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.

The weather is on repeat for the next several days. The summer-like pattern continues again this Thursday afternoon. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s but "feeling like" near triple digits.

During the afternoon, after mid-day primarily, pop up showers and storms will fill the sky in some places. 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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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GOV SCOTT DRUG TESTS-OTS-VO


A DEFEAT FOR GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IN HIS EFFORT TO RANDOMLY DRUG TEST **ALL STATE WORKERS.

STATE LAWYERS DECIDED ONE THOUSAND JOBS WERE INELIGIBLE FOR THE TESTINGS.

THEY RANGE FROM ACCOUNTANTS TO TRANSLATORS TO GROUNDSKEEPERS.

THE GOVERNOR FOUGHT FOR TESTINGS FOUR YEARS AGO.

SINCE THEN, HE'S SPENT MORE THAN 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PUBLIC MONEY ON LEGAL BATTLES TO DEFEND THEM.AND LOST IN COURT EVERY TIME.

STATE LAWYERS DEEMED NEARLY 1-THOUSAND JOB CLASSES INELIGIBLE -- INCLUDING ACCOUNTANTS, TRANSLATORS AND GROUNDSKEEPERS. Return to index of stories...


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ISLE OF CAPRI FIRE ANNEXATION MEETING-VO


NEW THIS MORNING.

IN MARCO ISLAND, THERE'S A TOWN HALL MEETING TO ANSWER QUESTION ABOUT ANOTHER POSSIBLE MERGER.

THE PUBLIC CAN ASK ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ANNEXATION OF THE ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT INTO THE EAST NAPLES FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

THE MEETING STARTS AT 4 O'CLOCK IN THE ISLES OF CAPRI CIVIC CENTER.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FIRE MERGER-TC MON-VO


TWO FIRE DISTRICTS IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE MERGING TO SAVE MONEY AND SAVE LIVES.

THEY WANT TO COMBINE NORTH NAPLES FIRE DISTRICT WITH THE BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICT.

BOTH SIDES THINK IT MAY IMPROVE RESPONSE TIMES.

THEY PLAN TO ADD MORE FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE STATIONS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FIRE MERGER-SOTVO


As a resident we should want more people on the ground coming and helping the residents with their homes and saving the folks

BUT NOW IT'S UP TO THE PUBLIC.

THEY CAN WEIGH DURING PUBLIC MEETINGS NEXT MONTH.

AND THIS COULD BE A QUESTION ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. Return to index of stories...


ALTA JOBS TO SWFL-VIBOX-OC-BNR


NEW JOBS ARE COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALTA RESOURCES HANDLES CUSTOMER SERVICE AND HEALTH INSURANCE CALLS FOR LARGER COMPANIES.

THE COMPANY PLANS TO HIRE 900 PEOPLE BEFORE THE YEAR IS OVER.

THEY'RE OFFERING HOURLY CUSTOMER SERVICE JOBS --

OR ABOUT 150 LICENSED SALES JOBS --

THE COMPANY PAYS FOR YOU TO GET YOUR LICENSE.

PLUS -- LEADERSHIP POSITIONS WITH A SALARY.

THE COMPANY WILL DO A BIG CHUNK OF THE HIRING BY MID TO LATE AUGUST.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ONE OF THE JOBS --

WE HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ON OUR WEBSITE.

ABC-DASH-7.COM.

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HERTZ MEETING-VO


HERTZ MAY BE HEADED BACK AT THE DRAWING BOARD.

THE CAR RENTAL COMPANY UNVEILED PLANS FOR ITS ESTERO HEADQUARTERS LAST NIGHT.

THE ESTERO DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE OBJECTED TO A PARKING GARAGE.

THE COMMITTEE GETS THE FINAL SAY ON THE DESIGN --

SINCE THE MULTI-MILLION CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS WON'T FIT IN WITH THE AREA'S MEDITERRANEAN STYLE.

THE COMMITTEE IS EXPECTED TO MEET AGAIN NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO US41 UPGRADES FOLO-VO


THERE'S TALK OF EXPANDING THE CITY'S FAST-GROWING CORRIDOR NEAR U-S 41 AND COLLEGE PARKWAY.

THE AREA IS SEEING AN INFLUX OF EXPANSION -

FROM CULVERS TO CHIPOTLE --

DEVELOPERS TELL ABC-7, BUSINESS OWNERS WERE CRIPPLED BY THE RECESSION.

AND THEY WERE AFRAID TO EXPAND.

DEVELOPERS ALSO SAY --

WHOLE FOODS PLANS TO OPEN A FORT MYERS LOCATION.

WE'RE WORKING TO GET THIS INFORMATION CONFIRMED. Return to index of stories...


FDOT SIGNS NOT WORKING-VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT SOME MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE.

IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE. FOLLOWING A CRASH THAT BROUGHT TRAFFIC TO A HALT TUESDAY MORNING.

WE DISCOVERED THE COUNTY'S SOPHISTICATED SIGN SYSTEM DEDICATED TO

ALERTING DRIVERS OF CRASHES WAS NOT WORKING.

THE STATE HAS BEEN WORKING ON A UPGRADE TO THE SYSTEM

ALONG WITH ANOTHER PROJECT MEANT TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOWS IN LEE

COUNTY.

FDOT OFFICIALS SAY THEY EXPECT TO HAVE BOTH SYSTEMS RUNNING BY

THE START OF NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


WARM MINERAL SPRINGS CLOSING-VO


SOME SAY IT'S THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.

THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS IN NORTH PORT WILL GO UP FOR SALE.

SARASOTA COUNTY COMISSIONERS JUST VOTED TO SELL THEIR STAKE IN THE SPRINGS TO THE CITY OF NORTH PORT -- FOR MORE THAN 2 MILLION DOLLARS.

NORTH PORT LEADERS WILL MEET MONDAY MEETING TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL SALE. Return to index of stories...


BAD MANGO CROP-TRX-VOTOPS


MANGO LOVERS, YOU MAY NOT GET TO BITE INTO THAT FRUIT THIS SUMMER --

FARMERS SAY IT'S BEEN A DISAPPOINTING SEASON THIS YEAR.

PRODUCTION IS DOWN AND THE TREES ARE MATURING LATE.

THE OWNER OF THE MANGO FACTORY ON PINE ISLAND SAYS ONLY A THIRD OF HIS TREES ARE PRODUCING FRUIT.

PRODUCERS ARE PARTIALLY BLAMING HEAVY RAIN IN THE EARLY SEASON FOR SO MANY OF THE ISSUES.

THIS COMES AT A BAD TIME AS PINE ISLAND'S ANNUAL MANGO MANIA CELEBRATION IS JUST TEN DAYS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


THIS IS BUZZING ALL OVER THE INTERNET-

A WOMAN IS MAKING CANDID COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT HER BODY LOOKS LIKE AFTER SHE WAS PREGANAT.

SHE'S RESENTING WHAT PREGNANCY HAS DONE WITH HER LOOKS.

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POST BABY BODY-2 SHOT


ONE MOTHER'S REMARKABLY CANDID COMMENTS

ABOUT HER POST-BABY BODY GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION

IN A COLUMN ON YAHOO SHE ADMITS SHE RESENTS WHAT PREGNANCY HAS DONE TO HER LOOKS.

THIS IS REALLY STRIKING A CHORD WITH WOMEN.

ABC'S BIANNA GOLODRYGA HAS MORE ON THIS STORY. 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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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 STOCK MARKET MADE UP SOME GROUND ON WEDNESDAY. GAINING 79 POINTS. BUT STILL CLOSING BELOW THE 17 THOUSAND MARK.

CORPORATE EARNINGS ARE OFF TO A GOOD START, AND THAT HELPED PUSH UP THE DOW.

THE PRICE OF OIL, DOWN FOR THE NINTH STRAIGHT DAY AS GLOBAL SUPPLIES HAVE NO PROBLEMS DESPITE UNREST IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

CRUDE OIL, DOWN ABOUT 50 CENTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


WE ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GERMS ON YOUR CELL PHONE.

CELL PHONES ACCOUNTS FOR 80 PERCENT OF INFECTIONS

AND CAN EVEN BE DIRTIER THAN A TOILET SEAT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THESE GERMS.

ONE ROBBER THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET AWAY SCOTT FREE.

FIND OUT WHAT ONE NEIGHBOR THAT CAUGHT HIM BE SURPRISE.

ONE THREE YEAR OLD BOY IS FIGHTING CANCER.

HE RECEIVED A SPECIAL HONOR FROM HIS TOWN.

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TZ4 A PHONE GERMS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B FL NEIGHBORS CATCH ROBBER-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZA C BOY WITH CANCER BECOMES DEPUTY-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) ESTERO SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-BNC OC-VO


LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

RIGHT NOW - DETECTECTIVES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING INVOLVING TWO MEMBERS OF THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG IS BEING TREATED AT LEE MEMORIAL THIS MORNING.

OFFICER LUIS MONROIG , HAS DIED.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE LAKES OF ESTERO COMMUNITY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

WE ARE WAITING FOR A FULL REPORT ON THE SHOOTING, INCLUDING WHO FIRED THE SHOTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FLORIDA EXECUTION TODAY-SSTOPS


THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO PUT A CHILD RAPIST AND KILLER TO DEATH TODAY.

IN 1994 -- EDDIE DAVIS RAPED AND KILLED 11-YEAR-OLD KIMBERLY WATERS AT HER LAKELAND HOME.

HE ADMITTED HE BROKE INTO HIS EX GIRLFRIENDS HOME TO STEAL BEER, AND FOUND KIMBERLY SLEEPING IN HER MOTHER'S BED, GRABBED HER, AND KIDNAPPED HER.

HE'S SET TO BE EXECUTED AT SIX O'CLOCK TONIGHT AT THE FLORIDA STATE PRISON NEAR STARKE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ISLE OF CAPRI FIRE ANNEXATION MEETING-BNC OC-


IN MARCO ISLAND, A TOWN HALL MEETING TO ANSWER QUESTION ABOUT ANOTHER POSSIBLE MERGER.

THE PUBLIC CAN ASK ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ANNEXATION OF THE ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT INTO THE EAST NAPLES FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

THE MEETING STARTS AT 4 O'CLOCK IN THE ISLES OF CAPRI CIVIC CENTER.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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PHONE GERMS-TC MON VO


HOW OFTEN DO YOU CLEAN YOU SMARTPHONE?

YOU MAY BE SHOCKED AT JUST HOW DIRTY THAT DEVICE CAN

GET -- AND SOME OF THOSE GERMS COULD MAKE YOU SICK.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


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.

00; 09; 17 Tierno

And an extension of your hand really is the telephone. / We can call them

the 11th digit, the 11th finger.

Dr. TIERNO SAYS 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

Sheri Carlino

10;09;46 it includes maybe food stuff, skin cells maybe skin flakes,

bacteria,mold, fungus, anything like that is going to show up in these

numbers.

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.

10;21;13Mara: Okay, 621. So that's pretty high./

Anne: I'm not a germaphobe. I'm a firm believer that the more exposure, the

more resistance, so I can live with that.

Mara: so you're pretty germ resistant - laughter

SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

EXPERTS SAY FIRST OFF, CLEAN YOURPHONE REGULARLY.

Tierno 0536/0606

Wipe the surface of that phone / it will cut down on the number of germs on

the device.

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.

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PHONE GERMS-OC


THAT MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO WITH THAT REPORT.

CHECK WITH YOUR MANUFACTURER FOR SPECIFIC CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS.

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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CO SAME SEX MARRIAGE BAN-VO


A STATE JUDGE STRUCK DOWN COLORADO'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

BUT THE JUDGE PREVENTED GAY AND LESBIAN COUPLES FROM IMMEDIATELY MARRYING -- BY STAYING HIS DECISION.

THE JUDGE WROTE THAT MARRIAGE BANS VIOLATE DUE PROCESS AND EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEES UNDER THE 14TH AMENDMENT.

HE ALSO RULED THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGES PERFORMED OUT-OF-STATE SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED IN COLORADO.

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FL NEIGHBORS CATCH ROBBER-OC-SOTVO


THIS MAN WAS ONE OF TWO ALERT RESIDENTS --

WHO HELPED ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTIES CATCH THE MAN THEY SAY, WAS BREAKING INTO A HOUSE

.

"I kind of just jumped on top of him and held him and kind of wrapped him up like I see on 'cops,'"

THE MEN SAYS --

THEY SPOTTED DEPUTIES CHASING THE SUSPECT.

THAT'S WHEN THEY JOINED IN ON THE CHASE -- EVENTUALLY TACKLING HIM TO THE GROUND.

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NEWS PHOTOG ATTACKED-OC-SOTVO


IT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A WEST VIRGINIA MAN ATTACKING A NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER WITH HIS OWN EQUIPMENT.

"guys swings tripod at photog"

BOB AARON IS THE VICTIM HERE.

POLICE SAY HE WAS STANDING ON A PUBLIC ROAD SHOOTING VIDEO OF THE SUSPECT'S PROPERTY.

HE WAS ON AN ANIMAL CRUELTY STORY.

THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY THE ACCUSED ATTACKER HOWARD LILLY GRABBED THE TRIPOD. Return to index of stories...


NEWS PHOTOG ATTACKED-SOTVO


"I said I can't believe this is happening! I think I might even know this guy maybe from Mules or someplace in the past and he just kind of went crazy there for a minute."

BOB WAS CHECKED OUT AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OK.

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RAY NAGIN SENTENCED-VO WIPE


FORMER MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS, RAY NAGIN, WILL SPEND 10 YEARS IN PRISON.

PROSECUTORS THINK HE RECEIVED MORE THAN 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN KICKBACKS FROM BUSINESSMEN WHO WANTED CONTRACTS AND FAVORABLE TREATMENT FROM THE CITY.

THIS HAPPENED BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA.

NAGIN IS EXPECTED TO APPEAL HIS CONVICTION. Return to index of stories...


STERLING IN COURT-VO


FORMER CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING WENT ON A VERBAL RAMPAGE IN A COURTROOM WEDNESDAY.

HE CALLED HIS WIFE A PIG AND VOWED TO SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE SUING THE N-B-A.

STERLING SAYS HIS WIFE DECEIVED HIM - INSISTING HE NEVER GAVE HER PERMISSION TO SELL THE TEAM. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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GO PRO BIRTH-2 SHOT


A TEXAS FATHER VIDEOTAPING THE DRAMATIC MOMENT HIS WIFE WENT INTO LABOR ON HIS GO-PRO CAMERA --

FROM THE WILD RIDE TO THE HOSPITAL -- TO THE DELIVERY. ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS IS HERE WITH THE STORY AND WE WANT TO WARN YOU IT'S PRETTY REAL. Return to index of stories...


GO PRO BIRTH-PKG


Nats "Owwwww! Owwwww!"

CHILDBIRTH IS OFTEN VIDEOTAPED

Nats "Breathe through, breathe through."

BUT NOT QUITE LIKE THIS.

Nats

THIS GO PRO CAMERA STRAPPED TO TROY DICKERSON'S HEAD WAS INTENDED TO

DOCUMENT THE RIDE TO THE HOSPITAL WITH HIS PREGNANT WIFE, KRISTEN BUT IT

CAPTURED SO MUCH MORE

Nats "You have to get me there now. Dad: I'm going, I'm going."

SOT TROY/I knew I wanted to get this birth on camera/ but I had no idea

this was going to happen

ALMOST TWO WEEKS PAST HER DUE DATEWITH CONTRACTIONS COMING FAST AND STRONG,

KRISTIN KNEW SHE DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TIME BEFORE THEIR BABY ARRIVED

SOT KRISTIN I knew there was no way I was gonna make itI felt his head

crowning

WATCH AS TROY HIGH-TAILS IT TO THE HOSPITAL

Nats Kristin yelling "His head is right"

THEY ARRIVE AT THE HOSPITAL

BUT IT'S TOO LATE

Nats mom "Catch him, catch him!

RIGHT THERE OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL

Nats "get a doctor down here now"

A CURBSIDE DELIVERY

nats "I got him. He's perfect. He's perfect! I got him."

SOT KRISTIN As soon as some of the shock wore off /I felt really relieved

for him to finally be in my arms and be healthy and to see his face

Nats mom Oh, my sweet baby. I love you.

nats dad "I got that on video! Woooo!"

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BOY WITH CANCER BECOMES DEPUTY-VO


THERE'S A NEW SHERIFF'S DEPUTY IN HUNTINGTON COUNTY, INDIANA.

THREE YEAR OLD WYATT SCHMALTZ HAS STAGE FOUR NEUROBLASTOMA.

HE WAS SWORN IN WEDNESDAY AS THE YOUNGEST SHERIFF'S DEPUTY.

WYATT WAS PRESENTED WITH AN OFFICIAL UNIFORM, BADGE AND SPECIAL POWERS.

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BOY WITH CANCER BECOMES DEPUTY-(2SOTVO)


This boy is symbolic of what Camp Hero stands for. Courage, honor, integrity, laughing, living life to its fullest even though the chips are down.

It is just like a breath of fresh air to get him to do something that isn't hospital related.

WYATT WILL HAVE SURGERY TO REMOVE A TUMOR IN HIS ABDOMEN.

HE ALSO NEEDS A FIFTH ROUND OF CHEMOTHERAPY. Return to index of stories...


PIZZA VENDING MACHINES-VO


IT SEEMS LIKE YOU CAN GET ANYTHING OUT OF A VENDING MACHINE?

CANDY, CUPCAKES AND EVEN BEER!

HOW ABOUT GETTING A DELICIOUS PIZZA?

ACCORDING TO PIZZA MARKETPLACE, AMERICANS CONSUME 350 SLICES OF PIZZA A SECOND COLLECTIVELY.

SO THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO REACH THAT DEMAND. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING SOME TRAVELING THIS SUMMER?

STAYING IN THE AREA CAN SAVE YOU SOME MONEY.

HOW ABOUT A ROAD TRIP?

WE'LL GIVE YOU SOME TIPS THAT WILL HELP YOU STAY ON BUDGET.

SCHOOL IS OUT!

WHERE ARE YOU TAKING YOUR KIDS?

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TZ5 B FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS-2-SHOT


ENTERTAINING YOUR KIDS WHILE SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER DOESN'T HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF FREE ACTVITIES TO FILL THE LONG HOT DAYS OF SUMMERS.

HERE'S ABC'S MARCI GONZALEZ WITH A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO FIND WHAT'S AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FREE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS-PKG


SCHOOL'S OUT-AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO WARD OFF THE SUMMERTIME

BLUES- AND GET THE KIDS - OUT OF THE HOUSE-

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PRICY-

THERE ARE PLENTY OF **FREE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN - YOU JUST HAVE TO KNOW

WHERE TO FIND THEM!

COOL OFF WITH A FREE TOUR OF THE BEN AND JERRY'S FACTORY-

OR SWEETEN SUMMER AT THE HOME BASE OF HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE.

FOR DETAILS ON THOSE AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER FACTORIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

OFFERING A PEAK INSIDE WITH NO COST - CHECK OUT FACTORYTOURUSA.COM.

OR TRY BEATING THE HEAT AT THE MOVIES-

SOME CHAINS INCLUDING COBB THEATRES AND THE BOW-TIE CINEMA GROUP - OFFER

FREE SCREENINGS FOR KIDS -

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO GET THE KIDS -MOVING -

SKATE INTO SUMMER AT A LOCAL ROLLER RINK-

GO TO KIDSSKATEFREE.COM TO FIND A PARTICIPATING LOCATION NEAR YOU.

OR - WORK ON SCORING A STRIKE WITH YOUR CHILDREN WITH FREE BOWLING.

FIND OUT HOW- AT KIDSBOWLFREE.COM.

JUST A FEW OF THE WAYS TO LIVEN UP SUMMER BREAK -

WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR BUDGET.

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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.

The weather is on repeat for the next several days. The summer-like pattern continues again this Thursday afternoon. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s but "feeling like" near triple digits.

During the afternoon, after mid-day primarily, pop up showers and storms will fill the sky in some places. 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.

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ROAD TRIP SAVINGS TIPS-2 SH POP VO


THE MEMORIAL DAY AND FOURTH OF JULY WEEKENDS ARE BEHIND US,

BUT THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF TIME FOR A SUMMER ROAD TRIP.

WITH HIGHER GAS PRICES, MANY CONSUMERS ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SAVE IN OTHER AREAS.

KARIN CAIFA HAS TIPS TO STAY ON BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


ROAD TRIP SAVINGS TIPS-PKG


NO TICKETS, NO CHANGE FEES, NO SECURITY LINES -- AMERICANS LOVE THE FLEXIBILITY OF A ROAD TRIP. BUT EXTRA COSTS OF HITTING THE HIGHWAYS CAN REALLY ADD UP.

Obviously they're thinking that they're saving money but, they do tend to splurge and overdo it while they're on the road.

TRAE BODGE OF RETAIL-ME-NOT-DOT-COM SAYS ONE MAJOR ROAD TRIP EXPENSE CAN HIT A WAISTLINE, AND A BOTTOM LINE - FOOD.

You get away from home and all those good health habits you may have been attending to during the winter all go by the wayside. So it's really important to try stick to your diet and how you normally eat if you can. Because those are really, they're wallet busters for everyone out there.

PLAN AHEAD AND CHOOSE RESTAURANTS YOU'LL LOOK FORWARD TO ON A ROUTE. FOR THE TIME IN BETWEEN PRE-PACK SNACKS.

ANOTHER OVERLOOKED EXPENSE- PARKING, ESPECIALLY IN BIG CITIES. RESEARCH GARAGES AHEAD OF TIME, TO FIND THE BEST DEAL.

THE SAME FOR HOTELS. A SMARTPHONE CAN HELP, EVEN WITH UNEXPECTED OVERNIGHT STAYS.

Don't just stop at a hotel and hope that you're going to get a great deal, do a little digging. You can do it while you know as a passenger in the car. Do a little research and don't just pop into the next place that you can find, because you may tend to overspend there also.

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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SPIRIT 'HATE THOUSAND MILES'-VO


ARE PLANNING YOUR NEXT VACATION?

HOW ABOUT A FREE TRIP --- FOR SLAMMING YOUR LEAST-FAVORITE AIRLINER?

ITS PART OF SPIRIT AIRLINES' "HATE THOUSAND MILES GIVEAWAY".

HERE'S WHAT YOU DO --

VENT ABOUT YOUR HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE -- AND UPLOAD IT ONLINE.

ADDITIONALLY CUSTOMERS WHO TELL A GOOD EXPERIENCE ABOUT SPIRIT CAN ALSO GET IN ON THE DEAL.

SPIRIT PLANS TO GIVE AWAY 1-BILLION MILES.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - Spirit Airlines is encouraging travelers to bring on the hate, and get free miles by doing so.

As part of their "Hate Thousand Miles Giveaway," frustrated travelers can receive up to 8,000 free Spirit miles when they vent about any airline.

"We want to change the way people think about air travel and educate them about the Spirit way of traveling" said Ben Baldanza, Spirit's CEO.

Additionally, customers who don't have any hate can tell the airline about a good time they had saving on Spirit and also get 8,000 free Spirit miles.

"We know many customers love us and our approach to air travel," continued Baldanza. "We're confident once the haters see how we're different, and how much money they can save, they'll learn to love us, as well."

The airline is giving away a billion miles in all.

ONE AIRLINE WILL REWARD YOU FOR SHARING HOW MUCH YOU "HATE" IT.

SPIRIT'S LAUNCHED "HATE THOUSAND MILES DOT COM". YOUR CHANCE TO UNLOAD, AND SPREAD YOUR HATRED OF THE LOW-COST CARRIER.

OR ANY AIRLINE FOR THAT MATTER.

IT'S PART OF SPIRIT'S EFFORTS TO ADDRESS COMPLAINTS AND EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ON WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN THEY FLY SPIRIT.

YOU'LL GET EIGHT-THOUSAND SPIRIT AIRLINE MILES FOR YOUR TROUBLE.

YOU'LL HAVE TO CREATE A "FREE SPIRIT" ACCOUNT TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


PAID TO WATCH NETFLIX-OTS


HATE YOUR JOB OR LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO DO?

HOW ABOUT THIS- NETFLIX IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BINGE WATCH SHOWS AND GET PAID FOR IT!

YOU WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAGGING EACH SHOW IN A CATAGORY LIKE DRAMA AND WRITING A BRIEF DESCRIPTION.

AND GET THIS- YOU GET TO WORK FROM HOME.

BUT HERE'S THE CATCH- UNFORTUNATELY, RIGHT NOW THE JOB IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE U-K. Return to index of stories...


JCREW SMALL SIZES-OTS VO-OC


J-CREW IS ADDING A NEW SIZE!

THE SPECIALTY RETAILER IS OFFERING ITEMS IN TRIPLE ZERO.

THE EQUIVALENT OF AN EXTRA, EXTRA, EXTRA SMALL.

PEOPLE SAY THIS IS A SIGN VANITY SIZING IS OUT OF CONTROL.

THAT'S A PRACTICE SOME RETAILERS USE --

WHEN THEY MANIPULATE SIZES SO SHOPPERS FEEL LIKE THEY WEAR A SMALLER NUMBER.

JCREW SAYS THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VANITY SIZING.

IT SAYS THE COMPANY IS SIMPLY MEETING THE DEMAND COMING FROM ASIA --

SIZES TEND TO RUN SMALLER THERE.

JCREW WANTS TO PUT THIS WHOLE DEBATE TO REST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


WILL JUSTIN BIEBER FACE JAIL TIME FOR EGGING HIS NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE?

HE CAUSED 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.

JUSTIN COULD FACE A STIFFER FELONY CHARGE BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE.

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED IN COURT.

GEORGE CLOONEY RARELY RESPONDS TO STORIES ABOUT HIS PERSONAL LIFE.

BUT THIS TIME HE DID.

FIND OUT WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE A BRITISH TABLOID'S STORY. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A JUSTIN BIEBER ARRAIGNED-VO


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TZ6 B GEORGE CLOONEY AND BRITISH NEWSPAPER-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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


GEORGE CLOONEY AND BRITISH NEWSPAPER-VO


GEORGE CLOONEY IS FIGHTING BACK.

IN AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN USA TODAY, WRITTEN BY THE MAN HIMSELF, THE ACTOR SAYS A STORY PRINTED BY THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER "DAILY MAIL" IS QUOTE "COMPLETELY FABRICATED" AND "DANGEROUS."

THE NEWSPAPER SAID CLOONEY'S SOON TO BE MOTHER-IN LAW IS AGAINST HIS IMPENDING MARRIAGE TO HER DAUGHTER. BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS REASONS.

CLOONEY SAID ".TO EXPLOIT RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES WHERE NONE EXIST, IS AT THE VERY LEAST NEGLIGENT AND MORE APPROPRIATELY DANGEROUS."

THE NEWSPAPER HAS APOLOGIZED AND HAS TAKEN THE STORY DOWN. Return to index of stories...


JUSTIN BIEBER ARRAIGNED -VO


NO JAIL TIME FOR JUSTIN BEIBER---

BUT HE WILL PAY FOR THE EGG ATTACK ON HIS NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE IN CALIFORNIA.

HIS LAWYER ENTERED A NO CONTEST PLEA ON HIS BEHALF TO A MISDEMEANOR VANDALISM CHARGE.

THE MISDEMEANOR WAS CHOSEN IN EXCHANGE FOR THE MORE SERIOUS FELONY CHARGE THAT WAS POSSIBLE.

THE JUDGE SENTENCED BIEBER TO TWO YEARS SUPERVISED PROBATION AND 5 DAYS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

HE WAS ALSO ORDERED TO ENROLL IN ANGER MANAGEMENT AND PAY MORE THAN 80-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESTITUTION. Return to index of stories...


FIVE HOUR WAIT FOR HARRY POTTER RIDE-TRX-VOTOPS


FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW.

VISITORS WAITED FOR MORE THAN FIVE HOURS TO GET ON THE NEW HARRY POTTER RIDE AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS IN ORLANDO.

A SIGN AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE RIDE, HARRY POTTER AND THE ESCAPE FROM GRINGOTTS WEDNESDAY SAID THE WAIT WOULD BE AT LEAST 300 MINUTES.

THAT'S ENOUGH TIME TO WATCH THE LAST TWO HARRY POTTER MOVIES! Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) ESTERO SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

RIGHT NOW - DETECTECTIVES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING INVOLVING TWO MEMBERS OF THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG IS BEING TREATED AT LEE MEMORIAL THIS MORNING.

OFFICER LUIS MONROIG , HAS DIED.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE LAKES OF ESTERO COMMUNITY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

WE ARE WAITING FOR A FULL REPORT ON THE SHOOTING, INCLUDING WHO FIRED THE SHOTS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FLORIDA EXECUTION TODAY-SSTOPS


THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO PUT A CHILD RAPIST AND KILLER TO DEATH TODAY.

IN 1994 -- EDDIE DAVIS RAPED AND KILLED 11-YEAR-OLD KIMBERLY WATERS AT HER LAKELAND HOME.

HE ADMITTED HE BROKE INTO HIS EX GIRLFRIENDS HOME TO STEAL BEER, AND FOUND KIMBERLY SLEEPING IN HER MOTHER'S BED, GRABBED HER, AND KIDNAPPED HER.

HE'S SET TO BE EXECUTED AT SIX O'CLOCK TONIGHT AT THE FLORIDA STATE PRISON NEAR STARKE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ISLE OF CAPRI FIRE ANNEXATION MEETING-VOTOPS


IN MARCO ISLAND, A TOWN HALL MEETING TO ANSWER QUESTION ABOUT ANOTHER POSSIBLE MERGER.

THE PUBLIC CAN ASK ABOUT THE POTENTIAL ANNEXATION OF THE ISLES OF CAPRI FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT INTO THE EAST NAPLES FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

THE MEETING STARTS AT 4 O'CLOCK IN THE ISLES OF CAPRI CIVIC CENTER.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


TS4) WORLD CUP-SSTOPS


THE BIG GAME IS THIS WEEKEND!

SUNDAY'S MATCH UP. WILL BE GERMANY AND ARGENTINA FOR THE WORLD CUP.

THE TWO PLAYED IN THE FINAL IN 1986 WHEN ARGENTINA WON.

AND AGAIN IN 1990 WHEN GERMANY WON.

YOU'LL SEE THE FINAL RIGHT HERE ON ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


The weather is on repeat for the next several days. The summer-like pattern continues again this Thursday afternoon. Expect another hot and humid afternoon with highs in the low 90s but "feeling like" near triple digits.

During the afternoon, after mid-day primarily, pop up showers and storms will fill the sky in some places. 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...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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