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DIRECTORS PAGE BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-SOTVO BNC
THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-BNC VO CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-VOTOPS WIPE
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-SOTVO
LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-NATVOTOPS TCMON VICTORIA WILCHER EYE-NATSVO
LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-PKG VICTORIA WILCHER EYE-SOTVO
LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-OC TAG CONDO FIRE FOLLOW-EANIBOX-FLY
TX GUNMAN COLLAPSES-VO CONDO FIRE FOLLOW-SOTVO
GA HOT CAR DEATH UPDATE-VOWIPE FMPD VS ROBBER-SS
GA PAYPAL REFUNDS-VOTOPS 75 ROLLOVER-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP CECIL AND DAS ISSUES-VOWIPE
FIBROID TREATMENT CANCER-OC CECIL AND DAS ISSUES-SOTVO
CDC ANTHRAX INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS SCHOOL GRADES-SS
TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP WPB TEEN SENTENCED TO PRISON-OTS
TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL MARC SCIALDO HONORED-VOWIPE
FL TEEN BITTEN BY SHARK-OTS SOTVO MARC SCIALDO HONORED-SOTVO
FL TEEN BITTEN BY SHARK-SOTVO-OC MEN PULL WOMAN FROM FIRE-VOWIPE
FORMER FIREFIGHTER SENTENCED FOR RAPE-VO MEN PULL WOMAN FROM FIRE-SOTVO
SINKHOLE MAP-VO FAMU HAZING PLEA DEAL-VO
HIV BABY RELAPSE-VO JOBS VERSUS HIRING-VOWIPE
HIV BABY RELAPSE-SOTVO JOBS VERSUS HIRING-SOTVO
BOY HURT IN CARJACKING-VO ROLLER HOCKEY AT GERMAIN-NATSVO
BOY FOUND IN BASEMENT UPDATE-VO ROLLER HOCKEY AT GERMAIN-SOTVO
BOY FOUND IN BASEMENT UPDATE-SOTVO HAPPY 100TH-VOWIPE
KY BABY BATTLE-VO HAPPY 100TH-SOTVO
DOG BURNED BY FIRE CRACKER-VOWIPE NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
DOG BURNED BY FIRE CRACKER-SOTVO TEASE ONE
FREE GROCERIES-OC SOTVO TZ1 A BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-SOTVOTOPS WIPE
FREE GROCERIES-SOTVO TZ1 B ANTI GRAVITY-SOTVOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP WX TEASE-WXWALL
TEASE FOUR------------ JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 A BIKINI BODY-SOTVO WEATHER-PWC
TZ4 B HEAT MELTS ROAD-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-TCMON
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-PKG
FORECAST-PHC BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-OC TAG
FORECAST-WXWALL ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-VOWIPE
BIKINI BODY-TCMON ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-SOTVO
BIKINI BODY-PKG COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
GARTH BROOKS RETURN-VOWIPE TEASE TWO-POP
GARTH BROOKS RETURN-SOTVO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
SUPERMOON-VO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
HEAT MELTS ROAD-VO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
SNAKE IN TRUCK ENGINE-VO TZ 7 1) NPD SHOOTING UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 2) TEEN SHARK ATTACK-SOTVO
TEASE FIVE------------ SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TZ5 A COLLEGE STUDENT TUITION HELP-VO LEBRON JAMES-SOTOPS
AMAZON SEEKS FAA APPROVAL-VO LEBRON JAMES-VOPOP
COLLEGE STUDENT TUITION HELP-TCMON LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS
COLLEGE STUDENT TUITION HELP-PKG LEBRON JAMES-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP BRUNSON AWARDS-POPLIVE
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE
TZ 6 1) MEN PULL WOMAN FROM FIRE-SOTVO BRUNSON AWARDS-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) CECIL AND DAS ISSUES-VOTOPS BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE
TZ 6 3) HAPPY 100TH-SOTVO CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT CHRIS SALE-SOTTOPS
HEADLINES JOHN DEERE-VOTOPS
HL1) CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL2) CONDO FIRE FOLLOW-VOTOPS GOODBYE-4SHOT
HL3) BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-VOTOPS  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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THEATER SHOOTING UPDATE-BNC VO


BREAKING NEWS --

A JUDGE SAYS THE SUSPECTED TAMPA BAY MOVIE THEATER SHOOTER *CAN* LEAVE JAIL.

THIS AFTERNOON --

HE GRANTED BOND TO 71-YEAR-OLD CURTIS REEVES.

REEVES SHOT AND KILLED 43-YEAR-OLD FATHER CHAD OULSEN --

DURING AN ARGUMENT OVER TEXTING INSIDE A THEATER IN WESLEY CHAPEL.

REEVES CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE.

BUT HE'S FACING MURDER CHARGES.

THE JUDGE HAS DECIDED HE CAN LEAVE JAIL, THOUGH, ON 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

HE'LL REMAIN ON HOUSE ARREST, CAN'T KEEP A GUN, AND MUST WEAR A G-P-S DEVICE. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-NATVOTOPS TCMON


nats of kids screaming "we got LeBron James.we got Lebron James"

THE KING IS GOING HOME -- AND HIS KINGDOM IS MORE THAN THRILLED.

N-B-A SUPERSTAR LEBRON JAMES IS HEADED BACK TO THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS.

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AFTER MONTHS OF SPECULATION -- THE WORLD'S GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER HAS DECIDED -- HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS.

TURNING DOWN MORE MONEY FROM THE MIAMI HEAT -- JAMES SAYS THIS TIME -- IT'S ABOUT LEADING HIS COMMUNITY.

A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-PKG


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LEBRON TO CLEVELAND-OC TAG


THANKS KAREN.

A-B-C 7 SPORTS ANCHOR BRAD SHELLGREN WILL HAVE MORE ON LEBRON'S RETURN TO CLEVELAND COMING UP TONIGHT AT 6 -- IN SPORTS. Return to index of stories...


TX GUNMAN COLLAPSES-VO


THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING SIX FAMILY MEMBERS - INCLUDING FOUR CHILDREN 'EXECUTION STYLE' - APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE FRIDAY MORNING.

33-YEAR OLD RONALD LEE HASKELL MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON A CAPITAL MURDER CHARGE.

DURING HIS COURT APPEARANCE, IT APPEARS HASKELL COLLAPSED TWICE TO THE FLOOR.

HE HAD TO BE HELPED UP BY DEPUTIES, WHO THEN PLACED HIM IN A CHAIR AND ROLLED HIM OUT OF THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


GA HOT CAR DEATH UPDATE-VOWIPE


THE GEORGIA FATHER ACCUSED OF INTENTIONALLY LEAVING HIS TODDLER IN A HOT CAR TO DIE --

HAS NOW LOST HIS JOB.

JUSTIN HARRIS WORKED FOR TWO YEARS AT THE HOME DEPOT CORPORATE OFFICES.

BUT HOME DEPOT HAS NOW LET HIM GO.

HE'D BEEN ON UNPAID LEAVE FROM HIS JOB AS A WEB DESIGNER SINCE CHARGES WERE FILED.

A HOME DEPOT CHARITY FUND PAID FOR COOPER ROSS' FUNERAL. Return to index of stories...


GA PAYPAL REFUNDS-VOTOPS


AND IF YOU DONATED TO A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR THE FAMILY OF COOPER HARRIS --

YOU MAY SOON BETTING A REFUND.

BECAUSE OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS --

YOU-CARING-DOT-COM HAS DECIDED TO TAKE ITS CAMPAIGN DOWN AND WILL REFUND ALL OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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FIBROID TREATMENT CANCER-OC


DEVELOPING TONIGHT IN WASHINGTON -- CANCER PATIENTS -- THEIR FAMILIES -- AND PHYSICIANS ARE CALLING ON FEDERAL HEALTH REGULATORS TO BLOCK THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SURGICAL TOOLS WHICH CAN INADVERTENTLY SPREAD CANCER THROUGHOUT THE BODY.

AN EXPERT PANEL OF F-D-A ADVISERS HEARD PLEAS TODAY FROM THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY WERE UNAWARE OF THE CANCER RISKS OF THE POPULAR TECHNIQUE FOR TREATING FIBROIDS.

THE F-D-A IS MEETING FOR TWO DAYS TO REVIEW THE RISKS OF THESE TOOLS. Return to index of stories...


CDC ANTHRAX INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


ALSO DEVELOPING TONIGHT--

SAFETY CONCERNS HAVE PROMPTED U-S OFFICIALS TO SUSPEND THE SHIPMENT OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS GERMS FROM GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES AT THE C-D-C IN ATLANTA TO OTHER LABS.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ALSO SHUT DOWN TWO LABS WHERE THE RECENT SAFETY LAPSES TOOK PLACE.

ONE INVOLVED AN INCIDENT LAST MONTH THAT COULD HAVE ACCIDENTALLY EXPOSED WORKERS IN THREE LABS TO ANTHRAX.

ANOTHER LAB ACCIDENTALLY CONTAMINATED A SAMPLE OF CONVENTIONAL FLU VIRUS WITH A DEADLY BIRD FLU GERM. 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.

GOOD NEWS FOR MANY RESIDENTS OF COLLIER COUNTY.

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY WILL STOP DRILLING.

THE COMPANY IS ENDING ITS AGREEMENT WITH COLLIER RESOURCES AND WILL ONLY USE ONE WELL -- CUURENTLY IN OPERATION.

FOUR FAMILIES ARE WITHOUT A PLACE TO LIVE TONIGHT -- AND TWO PEOPLE ARE IN THE HOSPITAL -- AFTER A FIRE DAMAGED FOUR UNITS AT PROVINCETOWN CONDOMINIUMS.

THE FIRE WAS STARTED BY A POT LEFT ON A STOVE.

THE PROPERTY MANAGER IS ASSESSING THE DAMAGE TO DETERMINE WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH THE UNITS.

AND 3-YEAR-OLD VICTORIA WILCHER NOW HAS HER FIRST PROSTHETIC EYE.

THE LITTLE GIRL WAS MAULED BY A DOG AND MADE NATIONAL NEWS WHEN SHE WAS ALLEGEDLY KICKED OUT OF A K-F-C BECAUSE OF HER SCARS.

A NAPLES EYE SPECIALIST DONATED THE PROSTHETIC EYE FOR VICTORIA. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN BITTEN BY SHARK-OTS SOTVO


NEW TONIGHT --

A FLORIDA TEEN BITTEN BY A SHARK IS STILL IN SHOCK.

I was blown away I didn't think I would be bit. I didn't even believe it at first.

14-YEAR-OLD TRISTEN DURHAM WAS SURFING WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS WEDNSEDAY -- NEAR NEW SMYRNA BEACH.

HE SAYS -- SUDDENLY, THE SHARK CAME OUT OF NOWHERE, CLAMPING DOWN ON HIS FOOT.

THEN HE SURVIVED A TREACHEROUS PADDLE BACK TO THE SHORELINE --

WHERE SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN BITTEN BY SHARK-SOTVO-OC


At first when I got bit it didn't hurt as bad I was all adrenaline so when I was paddling in I didn't even feel it just looked at my foot and I seen it and I felt really weird I didn't want to look at it again I was going to pass out.

--BUTT SOT--

Worst phone call of my life honestly you just never want your kids to be hurt.

DOCTORS USED SURGERY TO REPAIR TWO TENDONS IN TRISTEN'S FOOD.

BEACH SAFETY OFFICERS SAY -- THIS IS THE FIFTH SHARK BITE IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, THIS YEAR.

ALL FIVE HAPPENED IN THE SAME AREA -- IT'S NICKNAMED, THE SHARK BITE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

TRISTEN HAS BEEN SURFING SINCE HE WAS THREE -- AND SAYS, HE CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK ON THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


FORMER FIREFIGHTER SENTENCED FOR RAPE-VO


A JUDGE JUST DOLED OUT A SEVEN YEAR PRISON SENTENCE --

TO A FORMER FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER.

33-YEAR-OLD TERRY FREEMAN WAS SENTENCED YESTERDAY AFTER HIS RAPE TRIAL.

SINCE FREEMAN WAS FIRST ARRESTED IN DECEMBER, THE VOLUSIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS A TOTAL OF 12 WOMEN CAME FORWARD --

CLAIMING FREEMAN RAPED THEM. Return to index of stories...


SINKHOLE MAP-VO


STATE GEOLOGISTS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO CREATING A STATEWIDE MAP SHOWING WHERE SINKHOLES ARE MOST LIKELY TO FORM.

GEOLOGISTS WITH THE FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY HAVE NOW VISITED ABOUT 230 SPOTS --

SAMPLING AND STUDYING THE LAND.

THE GOAL IS TO PREDICT SINKHOLES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


HIV BABY RELAPSE-VO


DOCTORS IN MISSISSIPPI ARE FACING A PUZZLING SITUATION.

A BABY THAT THEY THOUGHT HAD BEEN CURED OF H-I-V -- IS ACTUALLY FIGHTING THE VIRUS, AGAIN.

DOCTORS SAY THEY COULD NO LONGER DETECT THE VIRUS IN 2013.

THE CHILD SEEMED TO BE FREE OF H-I-V.

HOWEVER, OFFICIALS AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SAY THE NOW-THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS NO LONGER IN REMISSION.

PEDIATRIC H-I-V SPECIALIST DOCTOR HANNAH GAY SAYS THE DISCOVERY WAS LIKE A PUNCH IN THE STOMACH. Return to index of stories...


HIV BABY RELAPSE-SOTVO


"It was extremely disappointing, both from the scientific standpoint, we had been very hopeful that this would lead to bigger, better things, but mainly for the sake of the child who now is back on medicine and expected to stay on medicine for a very long time."

DOCTORS SAY THE LITTLE GIRL IS BACK ON TREATMENT AND RESPONDING WELL. Return to index of stories...


BOY HURT IN CARJACKING-VO


AN INDIANAPOLIS MAN CAUSED QUITE A SCENE LAST NIGHT.

POLICE SAY, HE STOLE A CAR -- AND CRASHED IT JUST AFTER GETTING OFF AN INTERSTATE.

THERE WAS A 13-YEAR-OLD INSIDE THE CAR WHEN HE STOLE IT.

BUT POLICE SAY -- THE SUSPECT WASN'T AWARE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE BOY EITHER JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR OR WAS DROPPED OFF BY THE SUSPECT NEAR A WAFFLE HOUSE.

SHORTLY AFTERWORDS -- THE CAR WAS TORCHED DURING THE CRASH.

THE SUSPECT WAS HOSPITALIZED IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

THE TEEN IS EXPECTED TO BE O-K. Return to index of stories...


BOY FOUND IN BASEMENT UPDATE-VO


THE BOY FOUND IN THE BASEMENT OF HIS DAD'S DETROIT HOUSE AFTER BEING MISSING FOR 11 DAYS --

NOW SAYS HE WAS PUT THERE AS PUNISHMENT.

THE 12-YEAR-OLD SAYS HE WAS FORCED TO COMPLETE A GRUELING WORKOUT --

TWICE A DAY, EVERY DAY.

100 PUSHUPS --

200 SIT-UPS --

100 JUMPING JACKS --

25 CURLS ON EACH ARM WITH 25-POUND WEIGHTS---

AND THOUSANDS OF REVOLUTIONS ON AN ELLIPTICAL MACHINE.

THE ATTORNEY FOR THE BOY'S FATHER SAYS THERE'S A LOGICAL EXPLANATION FOR THE WORK OUT. Return to index of stories...


BOY FOUND IN BASEMENT UPDATE-SOTVO


Looking at you you're in good shape, you work out, I think many of us stick to a diet.

BUT I'M NOT 12 YEARS OLD.

I understand but when young Charlie came to live with his dad he was overweight, significantly. Diabetes runs in the family so he's very concerned of his child being overweight.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS -- THE BOY ACCUSES HIS FATHER AND STEPMOTHER OF ABUSE.

NEITHER HAVE BEEN CHARGED -- IN FACT, NO ONE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ANYTHING IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


KY BABY BATTLE-VO


A KENTUCKY FATHER -- ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE --

MAY STILL GET TO DECIDE IF THAT CHILD LIVES OR DIES.

THE DAD IS CHARGED WITH BEATING HIS 9-MONTH-OLD SO BADLY --

IT LEFT THE BABY BRAIN DEAD.

THE FATHER CLAIMS THE BABY JUST HIT HIS HEAD ON THE BATH TUB.

THE HOSPITAL SAYS THEY HAVE DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO KEEP THE CHILD ALIVE --

BUT HE'S BARELY FUNCTIONING.

AND THE FATHER -- WHO IS IN JAIL -- HASN'T GIVEN UP HIS PARENTAL RIGHTS.

SO IT'S HIS CALL ON LIFE SUPPORT.

HE WANTS IT TO CONTINUE.

A COURT HEARING IS SET TO DISCUSS THIS SOON. Return to index of stories...


DOG BURNED BY FIRE CRACKER-VOWIPE


A DOG IS RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER IT WAS FOUND IN TERRBILE CONDITION -- WITH BURNS AND SCABS ON ITS BODY.

INVESTIGATORS IN CENTERTON ARKANSAS SAY THE ANIMAL WAS FIOND WITH FIRWEORKLS DUCT TAPED TO ITS BACK.

THE DOG IS BLIND AND IS CURRENTLY UNDER THE CARE OF A VETERINARIAN.

SHE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


DOG BURNED BY FIRE CRACKER-SOTVO


"With her running around with fireworks on her and she's blind and just

running into things, she damaged her nose a good bit, just running into

things because she can't see where's she's going."

OFFICIALS THOUGHT THE DOG WAS A STRAY -- BUT THIS AFTERNOON THE OWNER WAS FOUND AND AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


FREE GROCERIES-OC SOTVO


A MYSTERY MAN'S RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS IN CALIFORNIA LEFT A GROCERY STORE AND ITS SHOPPERS STUNNED.

are you serious? Is this really happening? Like what?

SHOPPERS AT THIS GROCERY STORE SAY -- A MYSTERY MAN WALKED INSIDE TUESDAY -- ASKING TO COVER THE COST OF EVERYONE'S GROCERIES.

A SUPERVISOR SAYS -- THE MAN SPENT MORE THAN 6-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PAY THE BILLS.

THE HALF A DOZEN SHOPPERS WERE SHOCKED, BUT HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


FREE GROCERIES-SOTVO


He'd walk up and wait until the transaction was over and then he'd pay cash for it.

--BUTT SOT--

People were asking him if he won the lottery, if he had a good job, but he didn't really want to give out any information.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO DID CAPTURE THE MYSTERY MAN IN ACTION --

BUT STORE MANAGEMENT IS PROTECTING THAT VIDEO AND RESPECTING THE MAN'S WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. Return to index of stories...


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


I could help someone push the limit

SHE SAID 'TWO-PIECE, TONED OR NOT!'

HER BIKINI *DEFIANCE* --

AND THE SURPRISING RESPONSE FROM MEN AND WOMEN!

IF YOU THINK SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS HOT.

THINK AGAIN --

THE WESTERN STATE WHERE ROADS ARE MELTING.

IT'S MUST-SEE.

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


TZ4 A BIKINI BODY-SOTVO


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TZ4 B HEAT MELTS ROAD-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed on Friday, but the coverage was lower courtesy of some Saharan dust working through the area. What storms are left will diminish this evening, as temps fall into the 70s. Expect a quiet overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Rain and storm chances continue heading into the weekend. We'll see plenty of morning sunshine across the area, with scattered showers and storms developing in the PM hours.

The Saharan dust will be making its exit on Saturday, so coverage of storms may again be lower than usual. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

The threat for storms will continue into Sunday. Once again, expect a dry morning with partly cloudy skies and showers and storms popping up in the PM hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The typical July weather pattern looks to continue into next week. Monday & Tuesday will also feature PM showers and storms across the area, with highs in the low 90s.

There are some indications that by midweek some dry air may work into Southwest Florida. This would lower the rain and storm chances from Wednesday thru Friday, but likely not eliminate the threat. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

It is very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic as we head into the weekend. With Saharan dust in the area, it will be difficult for any tropical disturbances to develop. 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


STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed on Friday, but the coverage was lower courtesy of some Saharan dust working through the area. What storms are left will diminish this evening, as temps fall into the 70s. Expect a quiet overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Rain and storm chances continue heading into the weekend. We'll see plenty of morning sunshine across the area, with scattered showers and storms developing in the PM hours.

The Saharan dust will be making its exit on Saturday, so coverage of storms may again be lower than usual. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

The threat for storms will continue into Sunday. Once again, expect a dry morning with partly cloudy skies and showers and storms popping up in the PM hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The typical July weather pattern looks to continue into next week. Monday & Tuesday will also feature PM showers and storms across the area, with highs in the low 90s.

There are some indications that by midweek some dry air may work into Southwest Florida. This would lower the rain and storm chances from Wednesday thru Friday, but likely not eliminate the threat. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

It is very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic as we head into the weekend. With Saharan dust in the area, it will be difficult for any tropical disturbances to develop. Return to index of stories...


BIKINI BODY-TCMON


THIS IS PROBABLY WHAT MOST OF US THINK OF WHEN SOMEONE TALKS ABOUT A BIKINI BODY.

BUT ONE WOMAN -- WHO'S BIKINI BODY LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THIS -- IS NOW CAUSING QUITE A STIR ON THE INTERNET -- INSPIRING THOUSANDS -- AND BEING CIRITCIZED BY SOME.

A-B-C'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMP HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


BIKINI BODY-PKG


THE BIKINI BODY.is OFTEN SHOWCASED AS SUPER TINY AND TONED.

BUT AUTHOR AND BLOGGER JENNY TROUT DECIDED THIS SUMMER, SHE DIDN'T NEED TO

BE A SIZE TWO.TO WEAR A TWO PIECE.

sot - trout - 21:34:12

doing this was really a big leap for me.

IT ALL STARTED IN JANUARY, WHEN THE 33-YEAR OLD MICHIGAN MOM MADE A NEW YEAR

'S RESOLUTION TO QUOTE "Wear a bikini. This isn't a weight loss goal,

because I don't intend to lose weight to achieve it."

And ACHIEVE IT SHE DID.BREAKING OUT THIS FLORAL TWO-PIECE ON A TRIP TO

LAKE SUPERIOR LAST MONTH.

IN AN ARTICLE FOR THE HUFFINGTON POST, TROUT DETAILED HOW MANY TRIED TO

DISCOURAGE HER FROM WEARING THE SKIMPY SWIMWEAR, WRITING "The reason these

people do not want to see a fat body in a bikini is because traditionally,

that garment is something a woman earns by proving herself attractive enough

to exist."

THAT ARTICLE GOT AN UNEXPECTED WAVE OF SUPPORT.LIKED MORE THAN 300-

THOUSAND TIMES ON FACEBOOK.MANY LEAVING COMMENTS LIKE

"She looks fantastic"."She's beautiful".and "Good for her!"

THOUGH SOME WERE CRITICAL.ONE WOMAN POSTING "fat isn't just a 'look'.it'

s unhealthy."

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GARTH BROOKS RETURN-VOWIPE


A COUNTRY LEGEND IS COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT.

GARTH BROOKS IS WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM --

AND PLANNING A WORLD TOUR.

GARTH -- NOW 52 -- RETIRED A DECADE AGO AFTER CHURNING OUT MEGA HITS LIKE "THE DANCE" AND "FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES."

HE'S PLANNIG A DOUBLE ALBUM.

WHY?

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GARTH BROOKS RETURN-SOTVO


"i'm scared, yes, old, yes. I'll see what the second half is."5:30

LOOK FOR THE NEW ALBUM SOMETIME AROUND BLACK FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


SUPERMOON-VO


THE SUMMER OF SUPERMOONS KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND.

NASA SAYS THIS SUMMER'S FULL MOONS WILL ALL BE "SUPERMOONS."

THE FIRST WILL BE VISIBLE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT.

THE SCIENTIFIC TERM FOR THE PHENOMENON IS "PERIGEE MOON" --- IT MAKES THE MOON APPEAR LARGER AND BRIGHTER.

IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN AUGUST 10TH AND SEPTEMBER 9TH.

EXPERTS SAY THE ONE ON AUGUST 10TH WILL LIKELY BE THE BRIGHTEST. Return to index of stories...


HEAT MELTS ROAD-VO


THE HEAT IS ON OUT WEST.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FROM YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

IT'S SO HOT THERE RIGHT NOW -- THE HEAT HAS CAUSED THICK OIL TO BUBBLE TO THE SURFACE -- CAUSING THE ROADS TO MELT.

PARK OFFICIALS HAVE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DOWN A ROAD BECAUSE OF IT.

THE ROAD IS EXPECTED TO BE CLOSED FOR SEVERAL DAYS WHILE REPAIRS ARE MADE. Return to index of stories...


SNAKE IN TRUCK ENGINE-VO


A WOMAN WAS TERRIFIED WHEN SHE FOUND OUT WHAT CAUSED HER CAR TO BREAK DOWN.

SOMETHING YOU'D USUALLY FIND IN THE JUNGLE -- A HUGE 20-POUND SNAKE UNDER THE HOOD OF HER CAR.

AN OFFICER PULLED OVER AND HELPED.

WITH NO FEAR, THE OFFICER TOOK THE SNAKE OFF THE ENGINE, AND BABYSAT IT UNTIL ANIMAL CONTROL GOT THERE.

POLICE BELIEVE THE SNAKE IS SOMEONE'S PET. Return to index of stories...


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


SHE PUT HER FUTURE IN THE HANDS OF STRANGERS AND WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.

AFTER SUFFERING LOSS AFTER LOSS AFTER LOSS --

HEAR HOW THIS COLLEGE STUDENT WHO RAISED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A COLLEGE STUDENT TUITION HELP-VO


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AMAZON SEEKS FAA APPROVAL-VO


AMAZON IS GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT USING DRONES FOR DELIVERIES.

IT'S SEEKING PERMISSION FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO EXPAND TESTING ON UNMANNED AIRCRAFT'S.

RIGHT NOW IT CAN ONLY EXPERIMENT WITH DRONES ON GOVERNMENT TESTING SITES.

THE ONLINE RETAILER HAS ASKED THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO CONDUCT OUTDOOR TESTS NEAR ITS SEATTLE HEADQUARTERS.

AMAZON SAYS ITS PRIME AIR SERVICE WILL DELIVER PACKAGES IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS.

THEY HOPE TO MAKE DRONE DELIVERY A REALITY BY 20-15. Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE STUDENT TUITION HELP-TCMON


SHE ADMITS --

IT WAS A HAIL MARY.

FACED WITH DAUNTING TUITION BILLS --

A VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY STUDENT GOT STRANGERS TO PAY THE BILL.

A-B-C'S MARCI GONZALEZ SHOWS YOU HOW --

AND HER AMAZING DETERMINATION. Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE STUDENT TUITION HELP-PKG


IT WAS AN ON-LINE- LONG SHOT-

CASSIE WESSLEY - PUTTING HER COLLEGE DREAMS - INTO CYBER SPACE -

HER FUTURE- IN THE HANDS - OF STRANGERS.

SOT

"This is something that I never figured would work, but I tried it anyway

THE VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY STUDENT SAYS- SHE LEARNED HER FINANCIAL AID - HAD

BEEN CANCELLED-

AFTER HER MOTHER'S SUICIDE LAST YEAR - AND HER FATHER'S RECENT UNEMPLOYMENT.

.

THE 19-YEAR-OLD HAD NO IDEA HOW SHE'D COME UP WITH THE 25-THOUSAND-DOLLARS

NEEDED TO PAY FOR HER SOPHOMORE YEAR.

THEN - THE LAST-DITCH IDEA HIT HER:

SOT

"It was just a Hail Mary."

WESSLEY CREATED A PAGE ON THE CROWD-SOURCING WEBSITE 'GO FUND ME' DOT COM.

SHARING HER STORY - AND ASKING FOR DONATIONS, TO HELP HER PAY TUITION.

THE RESULTS - ASTOUNDING.

SOT

"I sat in front of the computer for the rest of the night and was just in

shock."

50 DOLLARS HERE-

10 BUCKS-THERE-

AND IN JUST 24 HOURS ---SHE MET HER GOAL.

SOT

"It was absolutely amazing."

AND - THE GENEROSITY OF STRANGERS - HASN'T STOPPED-

NOW 5 DAYS LATER- THE BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR HAS RAISED 40-GRAND.

THE MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO'VE CHIPPED IN -

GRANTING THE WISH-

WESSLEY NEVER DREAMED - WOULD COME SO THOROUGHLY TRUE.

SOT

"THERE are no word to convey how grateful I am to everyone/ I'm just really

ready to school graduate and pay it forward. so that's my goal."

MARCI GONZALEZ ON CAM TAG-

"SHE'S STUDYING BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING - SO HOPES TO HELP OTHERS WITH HER

FUTURE CAREER.

BUT NOT BEFORE SENDING A THANK YOU TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO DONATED.

AND PUTTING THE EXTRA MONEY ASIDE - FOR THE NEXT YEAR'S TUITION.

Marci Gonzalez, ABC NEWS New York." Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


"Heard that explosion and this one didn't sound like the normal fireworks."

TWO MEN BRAVE THE FLAMES --

WHEN A FIRE BREAKS OUT ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.

TONIGHT -- THEY'RE BEING HONORED FOR THEIR DARING RESCUE.

PLUS --

ARE COUNTY LEADERS KEEPING YOU IN THE DARK?

NEXT ON ABC7 ---

THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIRING OF TWO LEE COUNTY LEADERS.

"May she have many more years and a happy birthday"

A TOAST TO A WOMAN --

CELEBRATING A MAJOR MILESTONE TODAY.

HER 100TH BIRTHDAY!

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW SHE SPENT HER SPECIAL DAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) MEN PULL WOMAN FROM FIRE-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) CECIL AND DAS ISSUES-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) HAPPY 100TH-SOTVO


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


ARMED WITH JUST THEIR SMARTHONES --

TWO TEENS POSED AS COPS IN CAPE CORAL --

AND TRY TO PULL OVER A DRIVER.

NOW AT SIX --

THEIR ARREST AND HOW THEY WERE EXPOSED AS FAKES.

INSIDE THE DAMAGE--

FIRE RIPS THROUGH THIS FORT MYERS CONDO--

TONIGHT ONLY ABC 7 IS GETTING AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE DESTRUCTION.

SHOPPING ALERT.

LOOKING FOR A GOOD DEAL--

ABC 7 BREAKS DOWN SHOPPING SAVINGS FOR EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.

THE BEST DAYS FOR THE BEST DEALS.

THE NEWS AT SIX STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-VOTOPS


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HL2) CONDO FIRE FOLLOW-VOTOPS


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HL3) BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-SOTVO BNC


"it looks like it was a case of a prank that went very very wrong we had these guys committing a felony in doing so"

OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT -- TWO CAPE CORAL TEENS IN TROUBLE WITH THE COPS -- FOR PRETENDING TO *BE COPS.

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE CALLING THE CASE A CRIMINALLY STUPID PRANK.

THE TEENS NOW FACING FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-VOTOPS WIPE


HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED -- ACCORDING TO POLICE

ANGEL TORRES AND CHRISTIAN ITURBE DECIDED TO TRY AND PULL OVER THE

CAR IN FRONT OF THEM -

BY USING THEIR CAR'S HIGH BEAMS AND YOUTUBE VIDEO TO MIMIC EMERGENCY

LIGHTS THE DUO ATTEMPTED THE FAKE STOP WITH NO SUCCESS.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER WAS WISE TO THE "CRIMINALLY STUPID" PRANK AND

CALLED 9-11.

POLICE LATER FOUND THE TEENS AND PULLED THEM OVER FOR ANOTHER TRAFFIC

VIOLATION-

THEY THEN ADMITTED TO THE FELONY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE TEENS ARREST COP IMPERSONATION-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

"We do utilize unmarked police cars at the Cape Coral police

department and when situations like this happen it undermines the

public trust" Det. Sgt. Dana Coston, CCPD

WE REACHED OUT TO THE TEENS' FAMILIES THIS AFTERNOON - TORRES' MOTHER TELLS A-B-C 7 SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE THE BOYS SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR WHAT SHE SAYS IS CASE OF BOYS BEING BOYS. Return to index of stories...


VICTORIA WILCHER EYE-NATSVO


HER FAMILY MAY HAVE MADE THE STORY UP THAT GOT HER NATIONAL ATTENTION.

BUT WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO HELP VICTORIA WILCHER.

THE THREE YEAR OLD MISSISSIPPI GIRL WAS MAULED BY THREE DOGS IN APRIL.

" 2 seconds"

TODAY IN NAPLES SHE RECEIVED HER FIRST PROSTHETIC EYE!

PROSTHETIC SPECIALIST RAYMOND PETERS HEARD ABOUT VICTORIA LIKE WE ALL DID.

HER FAMILY POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA CLAIMING THEY WERE KICKED OUT OF A MISSISSIPPI K-F-C BECAUSE OF VICTORIA'S SCARS.

A NEWSPAPER REPORTS THAT WAS A HOAX.

BUT THAT HASN'T STOPPED PETERS AND LAS VEGAS PLASTIC SURGEON DOCTOR FRANK STILE FROM STEPPING IN. Return to index of stories...


VICTORIA WILCHER EYE-SOTVO


Dr. Frank Stile, Las Vegas plastic surgeon

13:45:29

You see how tiny she is, she was basically torn apart by three very powerful dogs.

13:46:04-:10

It makes me a lot more grateful for what I have and it makes me what to do a lot more.

Raymond Peters, Prosthetic Eye Specialist

05:52-:57

My interest and focus was on helping this baby, so I didn't even give it a thought.

PETERS SAYS VICTORIA WILL PROBABLY NEED 15 TO 20 PROSTHETIC EYES UNTIL SHE'S FULLY GROWN.

HER'S OFFERED TO PAY FOR ALL OF THEM --

HE SAYS SHE ALSO NEEDS SCAR WORK AND FEELING RESTORED TO PART OF HER FACE. Return to index of stories...


CONDO FIRE FOLLOW-EANIBOX-FLY


TONIGHT WE'RE GIVING YOU AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE AFTERMATH OF A CONDO FIRE.

IT SENT TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

IT HAPPENED AT 2:30 THIS MORNING AT PROVINCETOWN CONDOS IN FORT MYERS.

THE HOMEOWNER TELLS ABC7 --

HE WAS COOKING.

HE THOUGHT HE TURNED OFF HIS STOVE.

BUT CLEARLY -- HE WAS MISTAKEN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY TWO PEOPLE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE OWNER AND A NEIGHBOR WERE BOTH TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION.

WE'RE TOLD THE SMOKE ALARM DIDN'T HAVE ANY BATTERIES,

BUT LUCKILY THE HOMEOWNER WAS AWAKE. Return to index of stories...


CONDO FIRE FOLLOW-SOTVO


:07 Michael Sloan, Neighbor "Thank god the gentleman next door was awake because if he would have fallen asleep, things could be very different here this morning

THREE FAMILIES ARE ALLOWED TO GO BACK INSIDE.

BUT ONE HOMEOWNER IS STARTING FROM SRATCH TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FMPD VS ROBBER-SS


A ROBBER PICKED THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.

AN OFF DUTY FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER MANAGED TO STOP A ROBBERY AT A GAS STATION.

SAMUEL SHAW IS NOW FACING CHARGES.

OFFICERS SAY HE TRIED TO ROB A RACE TRAC ON CLEVELAND AVENUE EARLY THIS MORNING.

THEY SAY OFFICER NICK URSITTI WAS OUTSIDE THE STORE AND TACKLED THE SUSPECT -- WHO HAD TRIED TO GET AWAY WITH 70 DOLLARS.

NOBODY WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


75 ROLLOVER-VO


TWO PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL AFTER STATE TROOPERS SAY A FIGHT BETWEEN A DRIVER AND PASSENGER LEAD TO A BAD CRASH ON I-75 TODAY.

F-DOT CAMERAS SHOW EMERGENCY CREWS RESPONDING TO THE CRASH -- JUST SOUTH OF THE CORKSCREW ROAD EXIT.

STATE TROOPERS SAY A 17-YEAR OLD GIRL DECIDED TO GRAB THE WHEEL FROM THE 20-YEAR OLD DRIVER -- CAUSING THE CAR TO ROLLOVER.

THE PASSENGER WAS THROWN FROM THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


CECIL AND DAS ISSUES-VOWIPE


MORE CONTROVERSY AT LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES.

THIS WEEK ITS DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WERE FIRED.

BOTH HAD RECENTLY SENT COMPLAINT LETTERS TO LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

TODAY COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS SENT OUT A LETTER OF HIS OWN.

HIS LETTER IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ANY ANIMAL ABUSE OR HOARDING CASES IN LEE COUNTY.

HE TELLS A-B-C 7 HE'LL RELEASE THE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE CASES EVEN IF THE COUNTY MANAGER DOESN'T WANT TO.

PENDERGRASS SAYS HE STILL TRUSTS MANAGER ROGER DESJARLAIS - HE JUST WANTS TO KEEP THE PUBLIC INFORMED. Return to index of stories...


CECIL AND DAS ISSUES-SOTVO


SOT--

Commissioner Pendergrass, Lee County

20:16:14 "Just make sure that there's no perception that things are not being put out, I want to make sure everybody understands that from my office and district 2 that I will be happy to provide that information." 20:16:22

DEJARLAIS SAID IN A STATEMENT TO A-B-C 7 TODAY - PENDERGRASS HAS EVERY RIGHT TO DO THIS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL GRADES-SS


SCHOOL GRADES ARE OUT TODAY FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

LEE COUNTY SAW SOME IMPRIOVEMENTS -- GETTING A "B," UP FROM A C LAST YEAR.

COLLIER COUNTY STAYED WHERE IT WAS LAST YEAR -- A "B" AS WELL.

IN LEE COUNTY --

40 PERCENT OF ALL SCHOOLS SCORED AN "A."

IN COLLIER --

38 PERCENT.

THAT'S UP FIVE PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS.

THE BAD NEWS.

9 SCHOOLS ARE ON THE "LOW 300" LIST -- THAT MEANS AN EXTRA HOUR OF CLASS WILL BE ADDED TO THE SCHOOL DAY.

IN COLLIER COUNTY -- 7 SCHOOLS MADE THE LOW 300 LIST.

BEFORE THIS YEAR -- THE DISTRICT NEVER HAD MORE THAN ONE.

THIS IS THE LAST YEAR THE CURRENT FORUMLA WILL BE USED TO DECIDE SCHOOL GRADES. Return to index of stories...


WPB TEEN SENTENCED TO PRISON-OTS


NEW TONIGHT - A SOUTH FLORIDA TEEN WILL SPEND THE NEXT 23 YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING A POLICE DOG.

17-YEAR-OLD IVINS ROSIER WAS CONVICTED IN MAY OF ANIMAL CRUELTY - ARMED BURGLARY AND SHOOTING INTO AN OCCUPIED BUILDING.

ROSIER WAS ONE OF THREE TEENS WHO BROKE INTO THE HOUSE OF AN F-H-P TROOPER IN NOVEMBER 2012.

DURING THE BREAK-IN -- A 5-YEAR-OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD WHO LIVED AT THE HOUSE WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES.

THE RETIRED K-9 HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED FIVE DAYS LATER. Return to index of stories...


MARC SCIALDO HONORED-VOWIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS GEARING UP TO HONOR A NAPLES MAN WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.

TOMORROW -- THE ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN CAPE CORAL IS BEING NAMED IN MEMORY OF STAFF SGT. MARC ANTHONY SCIALDO.

SCIALDO WAS KILLED IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR WHEN HIS HELICOPTER CRASHED IN AFGHANISTAN.

TONIGHT - THE SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE SCIALDO FAMILY ARE GATHERING IN NAPLES - PREPARING FOR THE CEREMONY.

MARC SCIALDO'S SISTERS SAY -- THAT UNDERNEATH THE UNIFORM -- THE MILITARY VETERAN WAS A PERSON WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY - HIS TRUCK AND HIS COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


MARC SCIALDO HONORED-SOTVO


Claudine Ehlers/ Marc Scialdo's Sister: I suspect we're going to have some more tears. These things always bring about a lot of emotion more thank the daily trial, but it's going to be amazing 14

THE RENAMING CEREMONY TAKES PLACE TOMORROW AT 10 TOMORROW MORNING.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE U-S ARMY RESERVE CENTER IN CAPE CORAL.

MARC SCIALDO'S WHOLE FAMILY PLANS TO BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


MEN PULL WOMAN FROM FIRE-VOWIPE


TWO PORT CHARLOTTE MEN ARE BEING CALLED HEROES BY NEIGHBORS AND COUNTY FIRE RESCUE.

RALPH AND GREGORY MAROK RESCUED THEIR NEIGHBOR LILLY ARTHUR FROM A FIRE THAT DESTROYED HER HOUSE.

ARTHUR WAS COOKING FOOD ON HER GRILL ON JULY 4TH WHEN NEIGHBORS SAY THEY NOTICED THE HUGE FIRE.

THE FLAMES TRAPPED ARTHUR IN A BACK ROOM.

THAT'S WHEN HER NEIGHBORS -- THE MAROKS - JUMPED INTO ACTION -- PULLING HER OUT OF THE WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


MEN PULL WOMAN FROM FIRE-SOTVO


"I would not have raged into that raging fire, so these gentlemen should be saluted, the heroism is great"

WITNESSES SAY THEY RESCUED HER BEFORE FIRE AND E-M-S CREWS ARRIVED ON SCENE

CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR -- CHIEF MARIANNE WILL RECOGNIZE THEIR HEROISM IN A CEREMONY ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


FAMU HAZING PLEA DEAL-VO


ANOTHER SUSPECT IN THE HAZING DEATH OF FLORIDA A&M DRUM MAJOR ROBERT CHAMPION TOOK

A PLEA DEAL TODAY.

SO FAR ONLY ONE OF THIRTEEN SUSPECTS IN THE CASE HAS RECEIVED JAIL TIME.

MANY HAVE TAKEN PLEA DEALS TO AVOID JAIL AND FRIDAY'S HEARING INVOLVING DEFENDANT JARROD DEAS OUTRAGED ROBERT CHAMPION'S FATHER.

HE BELIEVES THE PLEA DEALS ARE SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE AND THINKS JAIL TIME IS APPROPRIATE.

CHAMPION HAD TO BE ESCORTED FROM THE COURTROOM.

DEAS PLEA GUILTY TO FELONY HAZING CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.

A MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE AGAINST HIM WAS DROPPED AS PART OF THE DEAL. Return to index of stories...


JOBS VERSUS HIRING-VOWIPE


THOUSANDS OF JOBS ARE UNFILLED TONIGHT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A-B-C 7 HAS LEARNED THIS IS A GROWING TREND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

EXPERTS AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WORKS SAY EMPLOYERS ARE NOW BEING PICKY.

THEY SAY MANY APPLICANTS ARE NOT CERTIFIED IN A CERTAIN BACKGROUND -- OR THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE.

SO MANAGERS ARE LEAVING THE JOBS OPEN FOR THE RIGHT PERSON. Return to index of stories...


JOBS VERSUS HIRING-SOTVO


SOT

13:48:30-13:48:41

William Oleksinski/ business manager

"I think it's just the general consensus. If you want to build a

quality organization and if you want to have a good company that's

going to take care of your customers, you'll always need good people.

That's just the basics of business."

CAREER EXPERTS SAY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY IS SEEING THE BIGGEST GROWTH IN HIRING.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS TO FILL SOME POSITIONS. Return to index of stories...


ROLLER HOCKEY AT GERMAIN-NATSVO


PUCKS ARE FLYING AT GERMAIN ARENA TONIGHT.

nats of pucks

THE NORTH AMERICAN ROLLER HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP.

300 TEAMS.

EIGHT COUNTRIES.

YOUNG AS FOUR.

OLD AS 60.

16 DAYS.

THE COUNTY EXPECTS AN ESTIMATED 7 MILLION DOLLARS TO FUNNEL THROUGH THE HOTELS - RESTAURANTS AND LOCAL SHOPS FROM THE EVENT.

WE FOUND ONE FAMILY FROM ATLANTA WHO DECIDED TO MAKE A VACATION OUT OF IT. Return to index of stories...


ROLLER HOCKEY AT GERMAIN-SOTVO


Phillip and Anna Camp

Roller Hockey Parents

:08

"We came down a week early just to go to the beaches and of course

spend money but really make a whole vacation out of it so we're two

birds with one stone."

THE EVENT CONTINUES THROUGH THE 27TH.

ITS FREE FOR FAMILIES TO COME OUT AND WATCH.

THE WINNERS OF THE PRO DIVISION WILL TAKE HOME 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN PRIZE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY 100TH-VOWIPE


TODAY A CAPE CORAL WOMAN IS CELEBRATING A MILESTONE MOST OF US WILL NEVER REACH.

LEA VAN POELVOORDE IS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND STILL LOVES TO SHOP.

SHE SPENDS HOURS EVERY WEEK AT THE SALVATION ARMY FAMILY STORE IN CAPE CORAL.

WORKERS NOW SEE HER LIKE FAMILY.

THEY THREW A PARTY FOR HER THIS AFTERNOON.

YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IT BY HOW GREAT SHE LOOKS - BUT LEA'S HAD A DIFFICULT LIFE.

DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, SHE HELPED PEOPLE HIDE DURING THE GERMAN RESISTANCE.

LEA REMEMBERS BOMBS FALLING. Return to index of stories...


HAPPY 100TH-SOTVO


We were in the basement and when we came out the doors were gone, the

windows were gone.

No matter what she's always got something sweet to say to everybody. It's just like a big ray of sunshine when she walks through the

door.

LEA DOESN'T HAVE A KEY TO LONGEVITY.

SHE STILL COOKS - READS - AND SAYS SHE JUSTS TAKES LIFE ONE BREATH AT A TIME. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


TEASE ONE


SOT -- Andrea Woroch, Consumer Savings Expert / 1:21 - 1:25 / "The best

deals might be during the week. and depending on which day you shop. ". you can save even more!"

BARGAIN HUNTERS - PAY ATTENTION.

THE BEST TIME TO FIND THE BEST DEALS MAY ALL DEPEND ON WHICH DAY OF THE WEEK YOU HIT THE STORES.

FIND OUT WHEN YOU SHOULD BE SHOPPING.

:07:02 I was in really bad shape, I mean I was afraid to go anywhere.

A NEW PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AT LEE MEMORIAL IS DOING WONDERS FOR PATIENTS.

IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD -- AND WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT IT COMING UP.

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


TZ1 A BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-SOTVOTOPS WIPE


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TZ1 B ANTI GRAVITY-SOTVOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed on Friday, but the coverage was lower courtesy of some Saharan dust working through the area. What storms are left will diminish this evening, as temps fall into the 70s. Expect a quiet overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Rain and storm chances continue heading into the weekend. We'll see plenty of morning sunshine across the area, with scattered showers and storms developing in the PM hours.

The Saharan dust will be making its exit on Saturday, so coverage of storms may again be lower than usual. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

The threat for storms will continue into Sunday. Once again, expect a dry morning with partly cloudy skies and showers and storms popping up in the PM hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The typical July weather pattern looks to continue into next week. Monday & Tuesday will also feature PM showers and storms across the area, with highs in the low 90s.

There are some indications that by midweek some dry air may work into Southwest Florida. This would lower the rain and storm chances from Wednesday thru Friday, but likely not eliminate the threat. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

It is very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic as we head into the weekend. With Saharan dust in the area, it will be difficult for any tropical disturbances to develop. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


STORM CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed on Friday, but the coverage was lower courtesy of some Saharan dust working through the area. What storms are left will diminish this evening, as temps fall into the 70s. Expect a quiet overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Rain and storm chances continue heading into the weekend. We'll see plenty of morning sunshine across the area, with scattered showers and storms developing in the PM hours.

The Saharan dust will be making its exit on Saturday, so coverage of storms may again be lower than usual. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

The threat for storms will continue into Sunday. Once again, expect a dry morning with partly cloudy skies and showers and storms popping up in the PM hours. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The typical July weather pattern looks to continue into next week. Monday & Tuesday will also feature PM showers and storms across the area, with highs in the low 90s.

There are some indications that by midweek some dry air may work into Southwest Florida. This would lower the rain and storm chances from Wednesday thru Friday, but likely not eliminate the threat. Temps will hold in the low 90s.

Tropical Update

It is very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic as we head into the weekend. With Saharan dust in the area, it will be difficult for any tropical disturbances to develop. Return to index of stories...


BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-TCMON


IF YOU'RE THINKING OF HEADING OUT TO THE MALL THIS WEEKEND -- LISTEN UP.

YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK YOUR CALENDAR.

THAT'S BECAUSE GETTING THE BEST BARGAINS -- OFTEN DEPENDS ON THE DAY OF THE WEEK YOU SHOP.

A-B-C'S BRANDI HITT HAS SOME SHOPPING SECRETS. Return to index of stories...


BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE HUNT FOR THE BEST SUMMER SAVINGS. IS ALL ABOUT KNOWING *WHEN* TO HIT

THE STORES.

AND IT CAN BE AS EASY. AS LOOKING AT YOUR CALENDAR.

WE WENT SHOPPING WITH CONSUMER SAVINGS EXPERT -- ANDREA WOROCH -- AT L-A's

WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTER.

NATS -- / 29:20-:22 / "Deals on cell phones and

tablets."

AND SHE SAYS *MONDAYS* ARE THE *BEST* DAYS TO BUY ELECTRONICS.

SOT -- Andrea Woroch, Consumer Savings Expert / 23:38 -:45 / "Electronic

manufacturers release rebates and discounts on Mondays. and the retailers

pass those onto the consumers."

SHE RECOMMENDS WAITING UNTIL TUESDAY TO BUY AIRFARE WHERE YOU CAN SAVE UP TO

236 DOLLARS ON AVERAGE ACCORDING TO CHEAP-AIR-DOT-COM.

AND FARE-COMPARE SAYS THE LOWEST PRICES ARE TYPICALLY FOUND AT 3-P-M EASTERN

STOCK-UP YOUR FRIDGE ON WEDNESDAY.

THAT'S WHEN GROCERS RELEASE THEIR WEEKLY CIRCULARS. AND SOME OFFER DOUBLE

COUPONS.

AND YOU CAN OFTEN FIND THE BEST DISCOUNTS FOR CLOTHES ON THURSDAYS.

THAT'S WHEN ANDREA SAYS RETAILERS START MARKING DOWN MERCHANDISE *BEFORE*

THE WEEKEND CROWD HITS.

BEBE *JUST* MARKED DOWN THEIR SALE STYLES BY 50-PERCENT.

EXPERTS SAY ON FRIDAYLOOK FOR DEALS ON ACCESSORIES

DURING THE WEEKEND MOST STATES TYPICALLY HAVE LOWER GAS PRICES ACCORDING TO

GAS-BUDDY.

AND ON SUNDAYS. YOU CAN FIND GREAT BARGAINS ON MAJOR APPLIANCES.

*JULY* IS ALSO A GOOD MONTH TO PURCHASE NEW FURNITURE. WITH RETAILERS

CLEARING OUT OLD INVENTORY

BRANDI HITT -- ABC NEWS, LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


BEST TIME FOR BEST DEALS-OC TAG


THANKS BRANDI.

AND WITH SCHOOL STARTING HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN JUST OVER A MONTH - YOU MAY BE SHOPPING FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

EXPERTS SAY *NOT TO BUY THEM THIS MONTH -- WAIT UNTIL AUGUST FOR THE BEST DEALS. Return to index of stories...


ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-VOWIPE


MOST OF US TAKE FOR GRANTED THE ABILITY TO WALK.

BUT TONIGHT --

A-B-C 7 GOT AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT A **NASA ENGINEERED PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT IS HELPING GIVE LEE COUNTY PATIENTS THEIR LEGS AND THEIR LIVES BACK.

ITS A BRAND NEW ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CALLED THE ALTER G.

BEFORE PATIENTS IN LEE COUNTY USED THIS STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY -- ASTRONAUTS DID.

THEY USED IT TO RE-FAMILARIZE THEMSELVES WITH GRAVITY.

IT'S ONLY BEEN AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK - BUT IT'S ALREADY MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE TO ONE PATIENT. Return to index of stories...


ANTI GRAVITY TREADMILL-SOTVO


Nancy Markey, Fort Myers

:5:24 this is the best thing I've ever done for myself. I didnt

realize how anxious I was to take a step, before I came here and

started working.

:10

THE ALTER G MACHINE USES DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE TO HELP SUPPORT THE PATIENT'S BODY WHILE THEY WALK.

PLUS IT REDUCES IMPACT.

THERAPIST SAY IT HELPS PATIENTS START THE REHAB PROCESS SOONER -- AND GETS THEM BETTER - QUICKER. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


SOME OF THE BIGGEST LOCAL SPORTS HEROES ARE GATHERED UNDER ONE ROOF TONIGHT IN FORT MYERS-- WE'LL TAKE YOU LIVE TO THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS---- AND TALK WITH ONE OF THOSE STARS-- NEXT---

PLUS-- IF YOU BEEN HIDING UNDER A ROCK-- LEBRON JAMES HAS MADE HIS DECISION--- HERE'S A HINT THAT HE'S NOT STAYING IN MIAMI---- 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) NPD SHOOTING UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


NEW DETAILS EMERGE IN THE DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING INVESTIGATION IN ESTERO.

TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS WERE INVOLVED.

TONIGHT THE SIX CHILDREN THAT ARE NOW A PART OF THE D-C-F INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) TEEN SHARK ATTACK-SOTVO


I felt really weird I didn't want to look at it again I was going to pass out.

THIS TEEN ATTACKED BY A SHARK ON A FLORIDA BEACH--

NEW AT 7--

HE EXPLAINS HOW HE SURVIVED THE ORDEAL--

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


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-SOTOPS


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LEBRON JAMES-VOPOP


THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD--- IS GOING BACK TO THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD--- THAT HE CONSIDERERS HOME--- LEBRON JAMES IS RETURNING TO CLEVELAND--- FOR SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS -- AS HE TOLD SPORTS ILLUSTRATED-- I'M READY FOR THE CHALLENGE -- I''M COMING HOME--- Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS


JAMES ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION-- TO RETURN TO CLEVELAND-- IN AN ESSAY IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED--- SAYING HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH NORTHEASTERN OHIO IS BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL-----

LEBRON GREW IN AKRON, OHIO--- GOT DRAFTED BY THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS-- AND SPENT 7 GREAT YEARS WITH THE CAVS---

THEN FOUR YEARS AGO--- HE OF COURSE LEFT HIS ROOTS---- FOR THE BRIGHT SKIES OF MIAMI---

AND THEY WERE-- VERY BRIGHT-- 2 NBA TITLES IN FOUR YEARS--

LEBRON TOLD SPORTS ILLUSTRATED -- THE HARDEST THING TO LEAVE-- IS WHAT HE BUILT WITH THOSE GUYS---

BUT IN THE END-- HE SAID -- WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW IS TO BRING A TROPHY HOME TO NORTHEAST OHIO---

SOMETHING CLEVELAND FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


BRUNSON AWARDS-POPLIVE


SPEAKING OF HOMETOWN HEROES--- WE'VE GOT PLENTY UNDER ONE ROOF TONIGHT IN FORT MYERS--- AT THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS--- FROM COLLEGE ALL-AMERICANS-- TO NFL STARS--- IT'S A REAL WHO'S WHO -- OF LOCAL SPORTS LEGENDS---

SPEAKING OF LEGENDS-- OUR RISHI BARRAN IS LIVE AT THE AWARDS TONIGHT--- RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH SOME OF THE BEST ATHLETES IN LEE COUNTY HISTORY--- Return to index of stories...


BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE


BRAD. THE AWARDS CEREMONY WILL START IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

GREAT HONOR FOR THE ATHLETES HERE. BUT ALSO A CHANCE TO SHOW THE YOUTH OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHERE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION CAN GET YOU.

WORKED FOR SAMMY WATKINS. NOW A MEMBER OF THE BUFFALO BILLS. HE JOINS ME NOW. Return to index of stories...


BRUNSON AWARDS-VOTOPS


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BRUNSON AWARDS-LIVE


THE AWARDS CEREMONY STARTS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

THEN THERE WILL BE A BALL AFTERWARD.

EARNEST GRAHAM IS THE GUEST SPEAKER.

LOTS OF OTHER BIG NAMES HERE. INCLUDING ANTHONY HENRY. WALT WESLEY, TIARA BROWN.

LIVE FROM CITY PIER. RISHI BARRAN- ABC SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS


FGCU GREAT CHRIS SALE IS OFF TO THE ALL-STAR GAME FOR THE 3RD TIME IN HIS CAREER---

SALE -- THE ACE OF THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX PITCHING STAFF-- WITH AN 8-1 RECORD---

HE GOT VOTED IN BY THE FANS AND SAYS EVERY ALL STAR GAME IS EXTRA SPECIAL Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


JOHN DEERE-VOTOPS


LET'S PLAY SOME GOLF-- JOHN DEERE CLASSIC---

ZACH JOHNSON GETTING CREATIVE--- USING A FAIRWAY WOOD-- TO PUTT THIS IN--- NICE-- JOHNSON-- LEADING AT 12 UNDER PAR---

LAST YEAR'S CHAMP-- YOUNG JORDAN SPEITH-- MADE A CLIMB UP THE LEADERBOARD-- SHOOTING 7 UNDER FOR THE DAY-- HE IS 5 SHOTS BACK Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


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