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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ4 A HOT CARS TRIAL-VO-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 B DISNEY MONORAIL EVACUATION-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL1) DAN A HUGHES OUT-VO-WIPE TZ4 C HAMMOND MOURNING LEBRON-VOTOPS
HL2) HOT CARS TRIAL-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL3) PARENTING CRISIS-VOTOPS NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
WX HL-WX WALL NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
PROCTOR SENTENCING-2 SH VO TS1) PROCTOR IN COURT-SSTOPS, VO
JENNIFER SPARKS-VO TS2) FIRE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
WARREN HAMILTON-OC-SS-VO TS3) BILL NELSON LOOK AHEAD-SSTOPS, VO
TICE FIRE INVESTIGATIONS-TRX-SS-VOTOPS DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP HOT CARS TRIAL-2 SHOT
SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-2 SH ANIBOX HOT CARS TRIAL-PKG
SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-REM LIVE NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-VO CO:2ND DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE IN 2 DAYS-VO
SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-VO DISNEY MONORAIL EVACUATION -VO
SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-REM LIVE UNITED FLIGHT EMERGENCY LANDING-VOWIPE
SENATOR NELSON IN FM-VO UNITED FLIGHT EMERGENCY LANDING-SOTVO
LARRY AGUILAR-VOTOPS DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP BAD WEDDING PICTURE-ANIBOX
MIDEAST CRISIS-2 SH POP VO BAD WEDDING PICTURE-PKG
MIDEAST CRISIS-PKG CENSORING MOTHERHOOD-OC-SS
BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-VO CONCUSSION REGISTRY-VO
NIGERIA GIRLS-OC NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP HAMMOND MOURNING LEBRON-OC
MAROKS HONERED-TRX-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
OR WILDFIRES-VO TZ5 A POTENTIAL BOATING DANGERS-VO-WIPE
PA MYSTERIOUS ODOR EVACUATIONS -VO TZ5 B APP FOR DOG PARKS-VOTOPS
TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
MCGREGOR LANE CLOSURE-OC POTENTIAL BOATING DANGERS-2-SHOT
BONITA SPRINGS WORK-VO POTENTIAL BOATING DANGERS-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ1 A PARENTING CRISIS-VOTOPS CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID FORECAST-WX WALL
PARENTING CRISIS-2-SHOT NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
PARENTING CRISIS-PKG NICKEL RASH IPAD -OC
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT ON DEMAND MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES-VOTOPS
TZ2 A WARM MINERAL SPRINGS MONDAY-VO DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 B SEA TURTLES KEY WEST-VO ALICE BAND-VO
SUPERMOON AROUND THE US-TRX-VOTOPS APP FOR DOG PARKS-VO
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP APP FOR DOG PARKS-SOTVO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST UNDER THE SEA!-trx-NATSVO
FORECAST-WXWALL UNDER THE SEA!-SOTVO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP LIGHTHOUSE CAMP-TRX-CGTOPS
TRIPLE A DRIVING SIMULATOR-OC-CG TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
SANIBEL RESCUE-ANIBOX TZ6 A TRACY MORGAN UPDATE-VO
DAN A HUGHES OUT-VOTOPS TZ6 BREAKING BAD-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
NEW MERCATO SHOPS-VO TRACY MORGAN UPDATE-VO
WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-OC BILL COSBY BACK ON TV-VO
NAPLES NICU LOOK AHEAD-VO BREAKING BAD SEQUEL-VO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP BOX OFFICE WEEKEND-NATSVOTOPS
WARM MINERAL SPRINGS MONDAY-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
SEA TURTLES KEY WEST-TRX-VOTOPS-BNR TS1) PROCTOR IN COURT-SSTOPS, VO
LAST DAY FOR RED SNAPPER-VO TS2) FIRE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS3) OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS
TZ3 A NEW ALZHEIMER'S SCRATCH AND SNIFF TEST-VO-WI TS 4) LEHIGH BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ3 B NEWLY ENGINEERED PEPPER DIALS DOWN HEAT-VOTO TS4) WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-VOTOPS
DEALING WITH DIABETES-2SH-VO TS 5) SANIBEL RESCUE-VOTOPS-WIPE
NEW ALZHEIMER'S SCRATCH AND SNIFF TEST -VO FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
KICKING THE HABIT-VO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
NEWLY ENGINEERED PEPPER DIALS DOWN HEAT-TRX-VOTOPS  


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


IS IT VICTORY?

A COMPANY THAT WANTS TO DRILL FOR OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY SAYS GOOD-BYE.

BUT ONE OF THEIR WELLS IS STILL HERE.

NOW A SENATOR WEIGHS IN

AND HE'S ACCUSED OF LEAVING HIS BABY TO DIE IN A HOT CAR.

SO WOULD YOU TRUST HIS SAFETY VIDEO

THE DAD AT THE CENTER OF THE CASE EVERYONE IS WATCHING.GOING VIRAL

AND KEEP CALM AND PARENT

HOW THE POP CULTURE CATCH PHRASE

COULD BE THE KEY TO BEING A GOOD MOM OR DAD. Return to index of stories...


HL1) DAN A HUGHES OUT-VO-WIPE


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HL2) HOT CARS TRIAL-VO-WIPE


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HL3) PARENTING CRISIS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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PROCTOR SENTENCING-2 SH VO


ABC SEVEN IS IN THE COURTROOM RIGHT NOW FOLLOWING SEVERAL CASES.

WE START WITH A MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING A CAPE CORAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER THREE YEARS AGO.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

DANIEL PROCTOR ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL TWO WEEKS AGO, AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED TODAY.

PROCTOR CONFESSED TO KILLING AND BURYING AMY PATTERSON'S BODY IN A WOODED AREA OFF STRINGFELLOW ROAD ON PINE ISLAND.

THE GUILTY PLEA CALLS FOR AW SENTENCE OF 25 YEARS

HE WAS PREVIOUSLY FACING LIFE BEFORE THE PLEA DEAL. Return to index of stories...


JENNIFER SPARKS-VO


IN LEE COUNTY A WOMAN WILL BE SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH A CHILD PORN CASE.

JENNIFER SPARKS AND ALAN JOHNSON LEFT A CELL PHONE IN A WALMART SHOPPING CART.

ON THAT PHONE, GRAPHIC PICTURES OF THEM SEXUALLY ABUSING A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL.

A MIX-UP LANDED SPARKS IN PRISON -- SERVING A 60 YEAR SENTENCE.

INSTEAD OF TWO CONCURRENT 30 YEAR SENTENCES.

A JUDGE VACATED THE STATE'S SENTENCE.

TODAY SHE WILL LEARN HER FATE. Return to index of stories...


WARREN HAMILTON-OC-SS-VO


IN FEDERAL COURT.

ANOTHER CHILD PORN CASE AGAINST A MAN WHO USED TO WORK FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

WARREN HAMILTON WAS FIRED FROM HIS JOB AFTER *F-D-L-E* AGENTS RAIDED HIS HOME.

FINDING HIM DOWNLOADING EXPLICIT IMAGES ON HIS COMPUTER.

HE WAS AN *I-T WORKER AT THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.

THIS IS VIDEO OF HIM LEAVING THE LEE COUNTY JAIL AFTER POSTING BOND IN APRIL.

THE ATTORNEY'S INVOLVED ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN COURT TO UPDATE THE JUDGE.

RIGHT NOW HIS TRIAL IS SET FOR AUGUST, BUT THAT DATE COULD GET PUSHED BACK AT TODAY'S HEARING. Return to index of stories...


TICE FIRE INVESTIGATIONS-TRX-SS-VOTOPS


THREE FIRES JUST ONE BLOCK FROM ONE ANOTHER IN THE TICE AREA.

NOW THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS INVESTIGATING IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S HAPPENING OFF THE FOUR THOUSAND BLOCK OF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE FIRE STARTED AROUND MIDNIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY ONE CAR WAS BURNED AT HABANA TIRE-

ANOTHER AT THE GREEN WAVE MOTEL.

AND A HOUSE WAS SET ON FIRE ON WAVERLY DRIVE.

DEPUTIES WERE QUESTIONING A PERSON OF INTEREST.

BUT THEY LET THEM GO.

STAY WITH ABC-7 FOR ANY UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-2 SH ANIBOX


IF YOU HAVE PLANS ON SANIBEL TODAY YOU WANT TO LISTEN UP.

THERE WILL BE TWO PRESCRIBED BURNS ON THE ISLAND CREATING A LOT OF SMOKE TODAY AND TOMORROW.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS AT DING DARLING WILDLIFE REFUGE TELL US THEY PLAN TO BURN 90 ACRES.

ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY IS THERE TO TELL US WHAT AREAS WILL BE CLOSED AND WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFF LIMITS. SAM? Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-REM LIVE


AMY ROB GOOD MORNING,

ONCE A YEAR THIS PUBLIC LAND MUST BE BURNED TO PREVENT OUT OF CONTROL WILDFIRES.

50 ACRES WAS ALREADY BURNED YESTERDAY. TODAY OFFICIALS WILL START BURNING AT 11. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-VO


HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. THERE WILL BE NO KAYAK, BIKE OR PADDLE BOARD RENTALS AT TARPON BAY EXPLORERS. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE ANTICIPAED SMOKE OVER THE WATER.

FOR THE BIKERS OUT HERE--- TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MAP. THE SHARED USE PATH NEAR BETWEEN TARPON BAY DOWN TO RABBIT ROAD IS CLOSED. BUT WILL BE OPEN FOR CARS.

FOR THOSE WHO LIVE NEAR BY FIRE OFFICIALS RECOMEND STAYING INSIDE-- AND TO BRING YOUR CAR AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE TO A COVERED LOCATION. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-VO


FOR THE BIKERS OUT HERE--- TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MAP. THE SHARED USE PATH NEAR BETWEEN TARPON BAY DOWN TO RABBIT ROAD IS CLOSED. BUT WILL BE OPEN FOR CARS.

FOR THOSE WHO LIVE NEAR BY FIRE OFFICIALS RECOMEND STAYING INSIDE-- AND TO BRING YOUR CAR AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE TO A COVERED LOCATION. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL PRESCRIBE BURNS-REM LIVE


RIGHT NOW IM STANDING IN THE RENTAL AREA ON TARPON BAY. IT IS ALL CLEAR---BUT IN ABOUT 2 HOURS THIS AREA WILL BE FULL OF SMOKE.

THEY EXPECT TO HAVE ALL FIRES OUT AROUND 3 THIS AFTERNOON.

LIVE ON SANIBEL SAM SWEENEY ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


SENATOR NELSON IN FM-VO


ALSO NEW THIS MORNING

U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON WILL BE IN FORT MYERS TO TALK ABOUT OIL DRILLING.

HE'S MEETING AT 10:30 WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPANDING DRILLING NEAR THE EVERGLADES AND WHAT THAT MEANS. THE GROUP IS AGAINST ANY EXPANSION.

HE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT OF WATER IN THE AREA.

THE MEETING IS AT 10:30 THIS MORNING IN A CONFERENCE ROOM AT R-S-W-- COUNT ON US TO BE THERE.

UPDATE: Sen. Nelson will be in Ft. Myers Monday

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Eds., producers note: Got a couple questions for planning purposes. So, here's the deal:

Nelson will be in Ft. Myers Monday to meet with the nature conservancy and local county officials, among others, to discuss the prospect of expanded drilling near the Everglades and whether it poses water quality issues the EPA will have to take a look at. The Colliers' decision today re: the Hughes company is only part of a broader picture.

Nelson's meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Wright Brothers Conference Room on the third floor of the Southwest Florida International Airport. It will be open to media. And a local Nelson contact is Michelle McGovern at 662-2411.

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Ryan Brown

Press Secretary

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson

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LARRY AGUILAR-VOTOPS


THE BATTLE CONTINUES FOR A LEHIGH ACRES MAN VYING FOR A STATE HOUSE SEAT.

DEMOCRAT LARRY AGUILAR HOPES TO REPRESENT DISTRICT 79 IN LEE COUNTY.

THAT COVERS LEHIGH ACRES, BUCKINGHAM, ALVA, AND NORTH FORT MYERS.

BUT STATE ELECTION LEADERS SAY AGUILAR FAILED TO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER ELECTION.

HE SAYS HIS PAPERWORK REACHED TALLAHASSEE BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

AQUILAR WILL FILE THE LEGAL PAPERWORK AGAINST STATE ELECTIONS LEADERS ON TUESDAY. Justice must be done for our State Representative Candidate Larry Aguilar! His name MUST be placed back on the BALLOT for the position he is seeking! PLEASE HELP HIM BY SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT.

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED FLYER AND PASS IT AROUND TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

THANK YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ON TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014 AT 10:00 A.M. AT 1700 MONROE STREET, FORT MYERS, FL 33901!

CARLETHA E. GRIFFIN

POLITICAL/COMMUNITY ACTIVIST

From: "Larry Aguilar" larryaguilar.fldistrict79@gmail.com

To: "Larry Aguilar" larryaguilarfldistrict79@gmail.com

Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 9:25:04 PM

Subject: DAY OF ACTION FOR LARRY AGUILAR = JUSTICE

Dear Friends,

Please find the attached flyer inviting you to join Larry Aguilar, his legal team and supporters as we seek to put my name back on the ballot for State Representative for District 79.

The Larry Aguilar Campaign legal team will promptly file two injunctions at 9:01 a.m., seeking to immediately place me back on the ballot based on the evidence which will show that the qualifying papers I sent to the Florida Secretary of State Division of Elections was on time and in their mailbox 18 hours prior to the deadline set of Friday, June 20, at Noon.

There will be a press conference starting at 10:30 a.m., where you will get to hear from my legal team and members of the community who have a vested interest in seeking justice here and everywhere. I look forward to having an opportunity to have the matter settled and to let the people of Lee County, the voters of District 79 know that I fighting hard to represent them even against insurmountable odds.

I also look forward to seeing you there in support and in celebration of one of our most important Constitutional Rights. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution contain protections to all Americans through the due process clause. Come join us and help us place Larry Aguilar back on the ballot where he belongs. Return to index of stories...


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MIDEAST CRISIS-2 SH POP VO


THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST ESCALATED OVERNIGHT.

ON THE BRINK OF ALL-OUT WAR---BOTH SIDES ARE IGNORING INTERNATIONAL CALLS FOR A CEASEFIRE.

THOUSANDS OF PANICKED PALESTINIANS ARE FLEEING THEIR HOMES IN GAZA, TURNING TO U-N SHELTERS FOR SAFETY.

HAMAS NOW SAYS IT IS USING DRONES OVER ISRAELI MILITARY BASES.

ISRAEL ADMITS TO TAKING OUT ONE DRONE TODAY.

ABC'S TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MIDEAST CRISIS-PKG


As Israeli rockets rain down on Gaza, thousands of Palestinians are on the

move, fleeing their homes for safety at UN shelters.

These ambulances carried injured Palestinians into Egypt.

While this convoy transported 150 Americans trying to escape.

SOT Renee Ashkala - from Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Visiting Family in Gaza

"THE BOMBS WOULD JUST COME RANDOMLY AND YOU WOULDN'T KNOW WHERE THEY WERE

BOMBING OR WHY THEY WERE BOMBING."

At this school in Gaza, classrooms are now shelters for the displaced --

many people packing up and leaving after Israel dropped leaflets saying they

were going to bomb their neighborhoods.

Since the operations began nearly a week ago, the Israelis have launched

more than 1,300 airstrikes targeting Hamas installations, and their long

range rocket launchers.

Hamas has fired more than 800 rockets at Israel. This one hit the town of

Ashkelon.

SOT Benjamin Netanyahu

"THEY'RE EMBEDDING THESE ROCKETS THAT THEY'RE FIRING WHOLESALE INTO OUR

CITIES, TERRORIST ROCKETING, TRYING TO KILL AS MANY AS THEY CAN."

Israel's equivalent of the Navy Seals entered Gaza carrying out a secret

nighttime raid to destroy some of the rocket launchers.

But Hamas militants spotted the team and four Israelis were wounded before

an attack helicopter targeted the militants.

SOT Peter Lerner

"THERE WAS A HUGE ENGAGEMENT AND WE TOOK OUT THE CAPABILITIES AND THE

TERRORISTS."

As the bombing continues, there is growing pressure on Israel to reach a

ceasefire.

SOT Fmr Ambassador Dennis Ross

"WHERE WE NEED TO START IS / WHEN THIS CONFLICT ENDS, PREVENT FURTHER

DETERIORATION AND TRY TO BEGIN TO REBUILD A SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAKES

PEACE POSSIBLE DOWN THE ROAD."

So far no Israelis have been killed thanks to the multi-million dollar "Iron

Dome." But the Palestinians say more than 160 of their people have been

killed.

Tahman Bradley, ABC News, Washington. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING.

WE ARE LEARNING THAT SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL HAS FINISHED HIS COUNSELING AT A HOSPITAL IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

AND HE COULD RETURN TO ACTUVE DUTY AS EARLY AS TODAY.

BERGDAHL WAS HELD CAPTIVE BY TALIBAN FORCES IN AFGHANISTAN FOR FIVE YEARS UNTIL RECENTLY - WHEN THE U-S GOVERNMENT AGREED TO RELEASE FIVE TALIBAN DETAINEES FROM GUANTANAMO IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS RELEASE. Return to index of stories...


NIGERIA GIRLS-OC


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING

BOKO HARAM'S LEADER SAYS THEY WILL RELEASE THE KIDNAPPED SCHOOLGIRLS. IN EXCHANGE FOR AN ARMY OF ITS FIGHTERS, BEING HELD IN NIGERIAN JAILS.

THERE'S A NEW VIDEO OUT SHOWING OF THE LEADER CLAIMING VICTORIES INCLUDING TWO EXPLOSIONS THAT THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO COVER UP.

THE BLASTS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIRST REPORTED BOMBING BY BOKO HARAM IN NIGERIA'S COMMERCIAL CAPITAL.

AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE DIED INCLUDING AN ALLEGED FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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MAROKS HONERED-TRX-VOTOPS


TWO PORT CHARLOTTE MEN WILL BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR ACTS OF HEROISM BY THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE.

RALPH AND GREGORY MAROK SAVED THEIR NEIGHBOR FROM A BURNING HOUSE.

HOMEOWNER LILLY ARTHUR SAYS SHE WAS COOKING WHEN HER NEIGHBORS NOTICED THE SMOKE AND FLAMES.

THEY PULLED HER OUT OF A WINDOW TO SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


OR WILDFIRES-VO


A FAST MOVING WILDFIRE HAVE DESTROYED HOMES AND THOUSANDS OF ACRES IN OREGON.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY'LL HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF THE DAMAGE WHEN THE SUN COMES UP.

NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER A LIGHTNING STRIKE STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


PA MYSTERIOUS ODOR EVACUATIONS -VO


AUTHORITIES ARE BLAMING BASEMENT SUMP PUMPS FOR AN ODOR THAT PROMPTED THE VOLUNTARY EVACUATION OF ABOUT 100 HOMES IN PENNSYLVANIA.

THE SMELL BEGAN SHORTLY BEFORE 6 SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

AN EMERGENCY SHELTER WAS SET UP AT THE LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

RESIDENTS ARE BEING ASKED TO CONTACT THE TOWNSHIP TO HAVE THEIR HOMES TESTED FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE COMPOUND BEFORE RETURNING HOME. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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MCGREGOR LANE CLOSURE-OC


WE HAVE A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

STARTING TODAY. CONSTRUCTION WILL START ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD -- WEST OF SUMMERLIN ROAD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

CREWS WILL BE MAKING GUARD RAIL REPAIRS.

THE ROAD WILL STAY OPEN -- JUST EXPECT SOME LANE CLOSURES IN THE WESTBOUND LANES WHICH STARTED AT NINE AND WILL END AT FOUR.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO WRAP UP BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

Project begins at McGregor Boulevard west of Summerlin

Single lane closures expected Monday through Thursday next week

Fort Myers, FL, July 11, 2014 - Lee County Department of Transportation will be performing guardrail repairs on McGregor Boulevard west of Summerlin Road in south Fort Myers. Work will begin Monday, July 14, and finish by Thursday, July 17, weather permitting.

Intermittent single lane closures will happen in the westbound lanes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The road will remain open.

Contact Doug Busbee at 533-9429 with project-related questions. Or email LeeTrafficTOC@leegov.com.

The Lee County Traffic Operations Center operates 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Please call 533-5762 to report traffic incidents, congested intersections or observed traffic signal problems in Lee County during these hours. To report signal problems after hours call dispatch at 337-2000. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS WORK-VO


MAJOR CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY FOR A BEACH CROSSWALK IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S AT THE INTERSECTION OF HICKORY BOULEVARD AND FORESTER DRIVE.

UPWARDS OF 500 PEOPLE CROSS THE 5 LANES EVERY DAY.

CREWS WILL BEGIN REMOVING A RIGHT TURN LANE THIS WEEK TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


KEEPING TEENS SAFE BY BRINGING A DRIVING SIMULATION TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS.

IS PARENTING IN THE U-S IN CRISIS.

WELL ONE NANNY FROM THE U-K SAYS IT IS.

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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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PARENTING CRISIS-2-SHOT


A BRITISH NANNY WHO SAYS MODERN DAY PARENTING IS IN CRISIS.

HER BLOG POST TOUCHING A NERVE -- WITH MORE THAN 900-THOUSAND 'LIKES' IN JUST UNDER TWO WEEKS.

THE NANNY, EMMA JENNER, IS THE AUTHOR OF A NEW BOOK CALLED "KEEP CALM AND PARENT ON."

ABC'S DEBORAH ROBERTS SPENT SOME TIME WITH HER AND HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


PARENTING CRISIS-PKG


Nats Christine 020905

Are you guys done with your pizza 'cause you've left the table so to me that

says that you're done.

NATS - KIDS PLAYING

nats Kevin 020959

come on, Jordyn

SOUND FAMILIAR?

SOT Emma 021232

I would start doing yourself a favor and if they eat they eat and if they

don't they don't.

Nats Mary Poppins 153943

I am kind but extremely firm

EMMA JENNER IS SORT OF A MODERN DAY MARY POPPINS.A PROPER ENGLISH NANNYBUT

WITH A FRESH TAKE ON GOOD OLD FASHIONED COMMON SENSE.

NATS - FAMILY AND EMMA

AFTER YEARS IN THE HOME TRENCHESEMMA SAYS, IN A NEW BOOK "KEEP CALM AND

PARENT ON" THAT MODERN PARENTING IS IN CRISIS.

GFX 1

THE FIRST PROBLEM? FEAR!

SOT DEB/EMMA 010338

DR You say that we're afraid of our children, how so?

EJ 010355 I see a lot of moms, you know, I see fear in their body language,

in their face./ You know kids are clever, they know "gosh, if I throw a

tantrum right now then my mom's gonna give me exactly what I want". So that

's what they do.

EMMA SAYS WE ALLOW BAD BEHAVIOR BECAUSE WE'VE LOWERED OUR EXPECTATIONS.

SOT EMMA 010534

I feel that children are capable of so much more than we expect of them

today

AND THAT IPAD THAT KEEPS YOUR KIDS SO QUIET IN A RESTAURANT? SHE SAYS IT'S

A SHORTCUT PARENTS SHOULDN'T BE TAKING.

SOT DEB/EMMA 010614

DR So what do they do then?

EJ You have to show them how to behave./And if they don't on that first

instance you say "then we're leaving"./You're done with dinner and we're

leaving the restaurant because you're not gonna ruin it for everyone in the

restaurant. And you leave.

GFX 2

AND WORSE, WE'VE LOST THE VILLAGE

THESE DAYS PARENTS DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN ANOTHER FAMILY'S

TROUBLESLEAVING US WITHOUT SUPPORT. BUT THIS MOM WELCOMED THE HELP.

SOT Christine 024033

I'm always looking for better ways to parent, so having someone here to

observe and kind of guide us and point us in the right direction, you know

that's great. I wish I could have that all the time. In fact, can you move

in because I have a spare room

EMMA SAYS THERE IS HOPE, THOUGH IF PARENTS ARE WILLING TO SET CLEAR

BOUNDARIESSTAND FIRMAND REMIND THEIR CHILDREN WHO'S BOSS.

OH, AND ONE MORE THING - AFTER 17 YEARS OF CARING FOR OTHER KIDS.EMMA'S

HAVING A BABY!

SOT Deb/Emma 012808

DR Are you going to remember to put yourself first? Are you going to

practice what you preach?

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


EVERYONE CALLS IT THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IN NORTH PORT.

THE OWNERS COULDN'T REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH THE OPERATOR.

FIND OUT IF THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS IS CLOSING FOR GOOD.

AND LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES ARE PROTECTED IN FLORIDA.

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TZ2 A WARM MINERAL SPRINGS MONDAY-VO


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TZ2 B SEA TURTLES KEY WEST-VO


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SUPERMOON AROUND THE US-TRX-VOTOPS


DID YOU NOTICE SOMETHING UNUSUAL IN THE NIGHT SKY?

THIS WEEKEND WE GOT A GLIMPSE OF A SUPERMOON.

IT PEAKED EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

IF YOU MISSED SEEING IT IN PERSON, THERE WILL BE TWO MORE THIS SUMMER.

AUGUST 10TH AND SEPTEMBER 9TH. Return to index of stories...


ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

CHANCES FOR STRONG STORMS AGAIN FRIDAY

Some minor flooding was reported in parts of Lee County as strong storms rolled through Thursday afternoon. Some spots picked up over 3" of rain. Another round of those types of storms will be possible again Friday. However, a hint of Saharan Dust will try and move in from the Atlantic this afternoon which, in theory, should dry the air and lower the overall storm potential. Taking that with a grain of salt or dust, no pun intended, will still mention the chances for isolated strong storms again Friday.

Highs Friday will be near normal. Calling it 92° in Ft. Myers and 89° in Naples. As the sun sets and the clouds move out overnight, temperatures will drop down to the low 70s before waking up Saturday morning.

Rain chances ramp back up heading into the weekend. Expect scattered showers and storms during the afternoon both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be around 92°.

Beach plans for the weekend look pretty good. A few pre-dawn showers are possible and can't completely rule out an isolated shower sneaking over the coastal areas during any afternoon this weekend.

Tropical Update

It remains very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic. Two areas of Saharan dust will keep a lid on any activity over the next week. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


TRIPLE A DRIVING SIMULATOR-OC-CG


NEW THIS MORNING

TRIPLE A IS HOSTING A DRIVING SIMULATION IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

YOU CAN GET BEHIND A VIRTUAL WHEEL AT CHARLOTTE COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

YOU'LL EXPERIENCE THE DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING.

DURING THE TEST DRIVE, YOU'LL GET TO SEND TEXT MESSAGES AND FEEL WHAT IT'S LIKE TO DRIVE DRUNK.

IT ENDS AT 1 THIS AFTERNOON.

Summer is traditionally the deadliest season for young drivers, with an average of 261 teens dying during each of the summer months in traffic crashes, a 26 percent increase compared to the rest of the year.

With distracted driving causing as many as 80 percent of traffic crashes, AAA's Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation is partnering with driver license offices in Florida to help motorists stay safe on the road this summer. The driving simulator is designed to show teens and adults alike how distracted or intoxicated driving endangers themselves and other motorists. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL RESCUE-ANIBOX


LIFE JACKETS SAVED A FAMILY OF FOUR FROM THEIR SINKING BOAT THREE MILES OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

HERE'S VIDEO OF THE DARING COAST GURAD RESCUE.

A MOM, A DAD, AND THEIR TWO SONS WERE IN A 19-FOOT BOAT.

ITS ANCHOR SNAPPED AND THE BOAT STARTED FLOODING.

THE COAST GUARD IS REMINDING BOATERS THEY OFFER FREE LIFE JACKET AND FLARE LESSON Return to index of stories...


DAN A HUGHES OUT-VOTOPS


THE TEXAS-BASED DAN A HUGHES COMPANY IS PULLING ITS APPLICATION FOR A DRILLING PERMIT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S BEEN THE TOPIC OF PROTESTS FOR MORE THAN A YEAR NOW -

BUT -- THE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL CONTINUE DRILLING AT THE COLLIER-HOGAN SITE NEAR IMMOKALEE -- WHERE IT WAS ACCUSED OF USING ILLEGAL FRACKING-LIKE TECHNIQUES. Return to index of stories...


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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


NEW MERCATO SHOPS-VO


THE MERCATO IN NAPLES WILL BE ADDING THREE STORES.

YOU CAN SEE THE "COMING-SOON" SIGNS UP IN THE VACANT STORE FRONTS.

THIS MONTH, SHADES BY SPECTACLES WILL OPEN RIGHT ACROSS FROM ITS CURRENT EYEGLASS STORE SPECTACLES.

IN OCTOBER, MEN'S APPAREL STORE REBELS WILL DEBUT AS WELL AS PAPER SOURCE -- A PREMIER PAPER STORE.

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WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-OC


HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO A WA-WA?

ONE IS COMING TO FORT MYERS.

THE POPULAR CONVENIENCE STORE WILL BREAK GROUND ON TUESDAY.

IT'S LOCATED NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET, IN FORT MYERS.

TWO OTHERS ARE BEING BUILT - ONE IN SOUTH FORT MYERS AND ANOTHER IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES NICU LOOK AHEAD-VO


THE NORTH NAPLES HOSPITAL CAMPUS WILL OPEN IT'S EXPANDED NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.

THERE WILL BE MORE BEDS TO TAKE CARE OF MORE BABIES.

THE EXPANSION TOOK LESS THAN A YEAR.

THE FACILITY WILL HAVE A BIGGER LACTATION ROOM, PRIVATE WAITING ROOM AND A PRIVATE ROOM WHERE FAMILIES CAN STAY FOR A FEW DAYS BEFORE THEY GO HOME.

THE EXPANSION COST FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.

THE FACILITY SHOULD BE RUNNING TO ITS FULL CAPACITY BY TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


WARM MINERAL SPRINGS MONDAY-VO


NEW THIS MORNING---THE FUTURE OF THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IS ON THE AGENDA TODAY.

NORTH PORT LEADERS WILL MEET TO DISCUSS -- THE POTENTIAL SALE OF THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS.

LAST WEEK -- SARASOTA COUNTY COMISSIONERS VOTED TO SELL THEIR STAKE IN THE SPRINGS TO THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FOR MORE THAN 2 MILLION DOLLARS. SOME SAY IT'S THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.

TONIGHT -- WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE WARM MINERAL SPRINGS IN NORTH PORT.

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.

WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


SEA TURTLES KEY WEST-TRX-VOTOPS-BNR


CHECK THIS OUT.

THIS IS A LIVE-STREAMING WEBCAM IN THE KEYS. FOCUSED ON A LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE NEST.

THE HI-DEF CAMERA WENT ONLINE OVER THE WEEKEND..

DURING DARK HOURS. INFRARED LIGHTING IS USED TO AVOID DISTURBING THE TURTLES.

THE EGGS ARE EXPECTED TO HATCH IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

THE WEBCAM IS PART OF ONGOING EFFORTS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE NEED TO PROTECT SEA TURTLES.

TO CHECK IT OUT JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE. A-B-C DASH SEVEN DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


LAST DAY FOR RED SNAPPER-VO


IF YOU ARE GOING OUT TO FISH ON THE GULF---

TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY TO CATCH THE BRIGHT RED FISH.

SEVERAL WORKSHOPS ON THE GULF RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER ARE PLANNED FOR LATE JULY.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO DISCUSS STATE AND FEDERAL MANAGEMENT OF REREATIONAL RED SNAPPER AND TO EXPLORE FUTURE APPROACHES FOR MANAGING THIS TYPE OF FISH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


ALZHEIMER'S IS THE 6TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U-S.

THERE'S A NEW TEST THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THIS DISEASE EASIER.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOUR SENSE OF SMELL MAY BE RELATED TO ALZHEIMER'S.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR FOOD WITHOUT A KICK?

FIND OUT HOW A NEWLY ENGINEERED PEPPER CAN HAVE NEW HEALTH BENEFITS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A NEW ALZHEIMER'S SCRATCH AND SNIFF TEST-VO-WI


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TZ3 B NEWLY ENGINEERED PEPPER DIALS DOWN HEAT-VOTO


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DEALING WITH DIABETES-2SH-VO


DIABETES AFFECTS ALMOST 29 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U-S

ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF OUR POPULATION.

AND WHILE WE KNOW IT'S ALL ABOUT SUGAR.

SOME FOODS FIGHT BACK

OFFERING MORE INSULIN CONTROL

ONE OF THEM. DARK CHOCOLATE

THIS COMING FROM READER'S DIGEST

DARK CHOCOLATE IN SMALL DOSES CAN REDUCE INSULIN RESISTENCE

BROCCOLI IS A SUPER HERO

SO ARE BLUEBERRIES AND OATMEAL

LOAD UP ON FISH, AND COOK IT IN OLIVE OIL Return to index of stories...


NEW ALZHEIMER'S SCRATCH AND SNIFF TEST -VO


YOUR SENSE OF SMELL COULD BE AN INDICATION OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT A DECREASED ABILITY TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY ODORS COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF BRAIN CELL FUNCTION.

RESEARCHERS ALSO FOUND THAT AN EYE EXAM COULD HELP IN EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S.

WHILE MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED, DOCTORS SAY THESE FINDINGS ARE PROMISING--- IT WOULD MAKE DETECTION LESS INVASIVE AND COULD ALLOW FOR EARLIER TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


KICKING THE HABIT-VO


KICKING THE HABIT CAN BE DIFFICULT!

BUT USING BOTH THE NICOTINE PATCH AND ANTI-SMOKING MEDICATION MAY BE THE BEST WAY FOR SMOKERS TO QUIT.

A NEW STUDY FOLLOWED NEARLY 450-SMOKERS WHO USED EITHER THE NICOTINE PATCH OR A PLACEBO WITH THE DRUG CHANTIX.

THEY FOUND THE COMBINATION HELPED ABOUT 20 PERCENT MORE PEOPLE QUIT, THAN WITH THE CHANTIX ALONE, AFTER SIX-MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


NEWLY ENGINEERED PEPPER DIALS DOWN HEAT-TRX-VOTOPS


A NEWLY-ENGINEERED PEPPER VARIETY BRINGS ALL THE HEALTH BENEFITS. WITHOUT THE SPICY PUNCH.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE USDA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE ARE TRYING TO BRING THE HIGH CAPSINOID FRUIT AND ANTIOXIDANTS TO MORE PEOPLE.

TRADITIONAL BREEDING METHODS WERE USED TO PRODUCE A PEPPER THAT'S HEALTHY, BUT NOT SPICY.

AT THIS POINT. THE NEW PEPPERS ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE TO CONSUMERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


ONE FATHER IS FACING MURDER CHARGES FOR LEAVING HIS SON IN A HOT CAR.

NOW ONE FATHER WANTS TO BRING AWARENESS TO THIS PROBLEM.

FIND OUT WHAT HE'S DOING THAT'S CAUSING PEOPLE TO TALK THIS MORNING.

THE HAPPIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD.GAVE PASSENGERS QUITE A SCARE WHEN A POWER OUTAGE LEFT A MONORAIL TRAIN STRANDED ON THE ITS TRACKS.

AND MIAMI HEAT FANS. IF YOU'RE STILL SAD OVER LEBRON JAMES. CRY NO MORE.

FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DAY AHEAD TO EASE YOUR PAIN. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A HOT CARS TRIAL-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B DISNEY MONORAIL EVACUATION-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C HAMMOND MOURNING LEBRON-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE LATEST BUSINESS NEWS.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WHERE THE TRADING DAY IS JUST BEGINNING.

THE DOW, OPENING UP A NEW WEEK AFTER THE BIGGEST WEEKLY DROP SINCE APRIL.

IT DROPPED ALMOST A PERCENT.

IT'S AT 16-943 RIGHT NOW.

SAMSUNG HAS SUSPENDED TIES WITH A CHINESE SUPPLIER THAT ALLEGEDLY HIRED CHILDREN.

THE SOUTH KOREAN COMPANY SAID KIDS WORKED AT A PLANT FOR THREE TO SIX MONTHS DURING A PERIOD OF HIGH DEMAND. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) PROCTOR IN COURT-SSTOPS, VO


TAKING A LOOK AT YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

A MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING A CAPE CORAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER WILL HEAD TO COURT.

DANIEL PROCTOR ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL 2 WEEKS AGO, AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED TODAY.

PROCTOR CONFESSED TO KILLING AND BURYING AMY PATTERSON'S BODY IN A WOODED AREA OFF STRINGFELLOW ROAD ON PINE ISLAND.

THE GUILTY PLEA CALLS FOR PROCTOR TO SERVE 25 YEARS.

HE WAS PREVIOUSLY FACING LIFE BEFORE THE PLEA DEAL. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FIRE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


A FIRE INVESTIGATION IS NOW UNDERWAY IN FORT MYERS.

OVERNIGHT THREE FIRES BROKE OUT WITHIN A BLOCK OF EACH OTHER IN THE TICE AREA.

ALL HAPPENING ON WAVERLY AVENUE IN FORT MYERS.

TWO CARS AND A HOME CAUGHT ON FIRE.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC-2 THEY ARE CALLING THESES FIRES SUSPICIOUS.

THE CAUSE OF ARE UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BILL NELSON LOOK AHEAD-SSTOPS, VO


U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON WILL BE IN FORT MYERS TODAY TO TALK ABOUT OIL DRILLING.

HE'S MEETING WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPANDING DRILLING NEAR THE EVERGLADES. THE GROUP IS AGAINST IT.

HE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT OF WATER IN THE AREA.

HE WILL BE AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THIS MORNING AT 10-30. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


HOT CARS TRIAL-2 SHOT


NOW -- ONE DAD'S RESPONSE TO THAT GEORGIA TODDLER LEFT TO DIE IN A HOT CAR -

HE'S TRYING TO RAISE AWARENESS WITH A VIDEO.

IT SHOWS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS

IN A SWELTERING VEHICLE -- AND IT HAS GONE VIRAL.

ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS HAS THAT STORY Return to index of stories...


HOT CARS TRIAL-PKG


Nats "it's 86 to 90 degrees outside and I am sitting in the car with the

windows rolled up."

IT ALL STARTED WITH ONE DAD, SO OUTRAGED BY ANOTHER FATHER'S ACTIONS.HE

ISSUED WHAT HE CALLED A "HOT CAR CHALLENGE" TO PARENTS AROUND THE WORLD

Nats "I want to know how it feels to be left in the car sitting in the

backseat strapped in the backseat with the windows up."

HIS NAME IS TERRY BARTLEY. A FATHER OF THREE FROM GREENSBORO, NORTH

CAROLINA.

Terry Bartley I was losing air, it was like I was sitting in a microwave.

BARTLEY, MOTIVATED TO MAKE THE VIDEO AFTER HE SAW NEWS COVERAGE OF 22-MONTH-

OLD COOPER HARRIS' DEATH LAST MONTH -- THE LITTLE BOY LEFT IN A CAR FOR 9

HOURS ON A 90 DEGREE DAY. HIS FATHER IS NOW CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER AND

CRUELTY TO A CHILD IN THE SECOND-DEGREE.

Nats - Newscast montage from 2014 hot car deaths

"Children being left in hot cars"

" 5-YR-OLD boy found dead inside a car"

GRFX

AT LEAST 17 CHILDREN HAVE DIED OF HEAT STROKE IN HOT CARS THIS YEAR ALONE --

BARTLEY IS HOPING HIS HOT CAR CHALLENGE WILL RAISE AWARENESS TO HELP PREVENT

ANY MORE DEATHS.

Terry Bartley I couldnt believe that there was a lot of people out there

that felt similar to the way I felt.

SINCE POSTING HIS VIDEO AT THE END OF LAST MONTH, IT HAS BEEN VIEWED MORE

THAN A MILLION TIMES.INSPIRING OTHERS TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE

GRFX

Nats "We even got the dog in the car.look how bad she is panting."

Nats "Please don't let your children and animals stay in the car for any

reason."

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


CO:2ND DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE IN 2 DAYS-VO


FOR THE SECOND TIME IN AS MANY DAYS, LIGHTNING HAS KILLED SOMEONE AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK IN COLORADO.

OFFICIALS SAY A MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR WAS HIT ON SATURDAY AT AN AREA CALLED RAINBOW CURVE OVERLOOK.

A DOZEN OTHER PEOPLE WERE HURT.

WITNESSES SAY THEY DIDN'T EVEN SEE THE LIGHTNING COMING.

ON FRIDAY, A HIKER WAS KILLED BY LIGHTNING AND SEVEN OTHERS IN HER GROUP WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY MONORAIL EVACUATION -VO


A MONORAIL TRAIN AT DISNEY WORLD STOPPED RUNNING AND WAS EVACUATED SUNDAY AFTER PASSENGERS REPORTED SEEING LIGHTNING.

DISNEY SAID THERE WERE THUNDERSTORMS AROUND WHEN THE ELEVATED TRAIN STOPPED WHICH CAUSED A POWER OUTAGE.

THERE WAS NO FIRE AND ALL GOT DOWN CALMLY WITH THE HELP OF FIREFIGHTERS.

OTHER LINES KEPT FUNCTIONING NORMALLY. Return to index of stories...


UNITED FLIGHT EMERGENCY LANDING-VOWIPE


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT A UNITED FLIGHT FORCED TO MAKE AN

EMERGENCY LANDING ON A REMOTE ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

SOME PASSENGERS ARE QUESTIONING WHY UNITED FLIGHT 201 WAS ALLOWED TO TAKE

OFF IN THE FIRST PLACE.

THEY SAY THEIR FLIGHT HAD BEEN DELAYED HOURS EARLIER THAT DAY WHILE CREWS

WORKED ON A MAINTENANCE PROBLEM.

--SOME EVEN SMELLING SOMETHING BURN. Return to index of stories...


UNITED FLIGHT EMERGENCY LANDING-SOTVO


SOT -- Demar Elam, Passenger / "I told my wife this is not a good decision.

When you smell wire like that burning but they made that decision

to go."

TWO HOURS INTO THE FLIGHT FROM HAWAII TO GUAM THURSDAY THE PASSENGERS AND CREW SAY A BURNING SMELL TOOK OVER THE CABIN.

THEY WERE FORCED TO LAND IN THE BARELY INHABITED ISLAND OF MIDWAY.

UNITED NOW SAYS IT'S REVIEWING THIS "MECHANICAL ISSUE" BUT ISN'T PROVIDING

FURTHER DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


BAD WEDDING PICTURE-ANIBOX


A LOOK AT WHAT'S BEING CALLED THE MOST DISASTROUS WEDDING PHOTO OF ALL TIME--

AND IT'S GETTING A LOT OF BUZZ ONLINE.

A MAN AIMING FOR A MEMORABLE MOMENT - GOT AN UNFORGETTABLE ONE WHEN HE

KICKED A BRIDESMAID IN THE FACE AND SUFFERED A WARDROBE MALFUNCTION TO BOOT.

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


BAD WEDDING PICTURE-PKG


IT'S A PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS AND A FEW MILLION VIEWS ONLINE.A

PHOTOSHOOT DURING A BEACH WEDDING IN JAMAICA LEAD TO THIS PAINFUL MOMENT.

BEING CALLED THE MOST DISASTROUS WEDDING PHOTO EVER.

SOT - TYLER FOSTER, GROOMSMAN I was kind of thinking I wish I

could just stay up here and fly away

28-YEAR-OLD TYLER FOSTER, COUSIN OF THE GROOM, SAYS HE WANTED TO TRY

SOMETHING DIFFERENT SO HE JUMPED.AND THEN.

SOT - TYLER FOSTER, GROOMSMAN whacked the bridesmaid in the head

and split my pants right at the peak of my jump.

LUCKILY, FOSTER SAYS BRIDESMAID BREANNA GOT A KICK OUT OF IT.LITERALLY AND

FIGURATIVELY.

SOT - TYLER FOSTER, GROOMSMAN She was laughing I guess after she

picked herself up but she wasn't hurt or anything.

FOSTER THEN DECIDED TO PUBLISH THE CRINGE-WORTHY MOMENT ONLINE AND SAYS THE

REACTIONS HAVE BEEN PRICELESS.

SOT - TYLER FOSTER, GROOMSMAN people started saying it was the

worst wedding picture ever, you know this guy ruined his cousin's wedding.

They're asking me, did the bridesmaid die

AS FOR THE NEWLY WEDS' REACTIONS - FOSTER SAYS THEY SUPPORT HIMFOR BETTER OR

FOR WORSE. Return to index of stories...


CENSORING MOTHERHOOD-OC-SS


CENSORING PREGNANCY PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM--

NOW THERE'S A BIG SOCIAL MEDIA PUSH TO CHANGE THAT.

IT COMES AFTER TWO WOMEN STARTED THE "4TH TRIMESTER BODIES PROJECT."

IT CELEBRATES HOW THE BODY CHANGES AFTER PREGNANCY.

BUT THEIR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN NINE TIMES.

AND THEY'VE BEEN LOCKED OUT OF FACEBOOK FOR ABOUT 100 DAYS TOTAL.

YOU CAN LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED BY USING THE HASHTAG "STOP CENSORING MOTHERHOOD."

IT'S AN EFFORT TO CONVINCE SOCIAL NETWORKS TO ALLOW THE IMAGES, WHICH ARE MEANT TO NORMALIZE THE SIGHT OF REAL MOMS' BODIES. Return to index of stories...


CONCUSSION REGISTRY-VO


FOUR-MILLION ATHLETES HAVE SPORTS RELATED CONCUSSIONS EVERY YEAR IN THE U-S.

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY IS CALLING FOR A NATIONAL CONCUSSION REGISTRY.

THE ORGANIZATION WANTS MANDATORY REPORTING.

THEY ARE URGING DOCTORS TO STAND FIRM AGAINST COACHES

AND OTHERS WHO WANT THEM TO CLEAR INJURED ATHLETES BEFORE THEY'RE READY. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


HAMMOND MOURNING LEBRON-OC


SOME PEOPLE ARE REALLY UPSET LEBRON JAMES IS LEAVING THE HEAT.

FANS AND THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER THEIR BASEBALL CATHEDRAL, HAMMOND STADIUM, AS A PLACE OF GRIEVING ON THIS MOURNING MONDAY.

ALL FANS ENTERING THE GATES WEARING MIAMI HEAT AND LEBRON JAMES GEAR PRIOR TO TONIGH'T'S 7:05 P.M. FIRST PITCH. WILL RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION.

THE MIRACLE WILL PROVIDE A BIG "FAREWELL LEBRON" THANK YOU CARD.

FOR THE TRULY DEDICATED, THE MIRACLE WILL SET UP A DESIGNATED CRYING STATION, COMPLETE WITH PLENTY OF TISSUES.

GATES OPEN AT 6 P.M. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF BOATING ACCIDENTS A YEAR ACROSS THE U-S.

THERE ARE SOME SIMPLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE BEFORE YOU GET INTO THE WATER.

WE'LL YOU WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STAY SAFE ON THE WATER.

SETTING UP DOGGY PLAY DATES!

ITS EASIER TO GET ONE THAN YOU THINK.

FIND OUT YOU WHERE YOU CAN GO. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A POTENTIAL BOATING DANGERS-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B APP FOR DOG PARKS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


POTENTIAL BOATING DANGERS-2-SHOT


IT'S ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FAVORITE PAST TIMES.

HEADING OUT ON THE WATERS.

THIS MORNING ON ABC-7.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF BOATING.

AND THE DO'S AND DON'TS WHEN YOU'RE OUT ON THE WATER.

ABC'S MATT GUTMAN BREAKS IT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


POTENTIAL BOATING DANGERS-PKG


Nats Miami Fireworks.

THIS YEAR'S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS ARE JUST FINISHING UP OVER MIAMIWHEN FRANTIC

CALLS COME OVER EMERGENCY MARINE RADIO

Radio: "We have a serious collision out here. /and a boat is breaking

apart."

A DEADLY COLLISION, THREE BOATS, TWENTY PASSENGERS -- A HARROWING SITUATION

Radio: "/people are in the water. I'm pulling one in right now/

Radio: 'three are injured and one not breathing'

FOUR PEOPLE DIED

JORGE PINO /FWC 'It's probably the worst I have seen in my 11 years'

GRFX: LAST YEAR. THERE WERE 4062 BOATING ACCIDENTS IN THE U-S -AND A

WHOPPING 736 / IN FLORIDA ALONE.

15;48;57;28 GUTMAN: / do we know what was involved in that accident?

JORGE PINO /FWC 15;48;09;30 We believe/ once the fireworks display

ended, traditionally people try to rush to the nearest marina and that may

have been a contributing factor.

JORGE PINO AND HIS TEAM AT THE FISH AND WILDLIFE COMISSION ARE THE PRIMARY

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ON THESE MIAMI WATERS. GMA INVESTIGATES WANTED A

CLOSER LOOK, SO WE TAGGED ALONG ON THEIR PATROL FOR 3

DAYS

15;28;19;49 GUTMAN: / what kind of things are you looking for when

you scan the horizon here?

15;28;25;00 / he's listening to the radio, / He's maintaining a

proper lookout making sure he looks back occasionally / It's constant

vigilance is what it is.

EVEN ON A QUIET DAY, THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF ACTION.

15;32;09;33 GUTMAN: So this boat over here is being pulled over by FWL

because it's parked right in the channel which these guys say is a lack of

common sense.

AND THIS JET SKIERMAY HAVE BROKEN SOME RULES

01;12;34;19 Man on waterski: Did I do something wrong?

01;12;35;22 FWC officer: Ya. You had that open and you don't have a

lanyard.

HE'S NOT WEARING HIS LIFE JACKET AS HE SHOULD AND HE'S NOT WEARING HIS

LANYARD - THE CORD THAT WILL TURN OFF THE JET SKI SHOULD HE FALL IN THE

WATER. TODAY, HE'S TICKETED

15;46;14;31 GUTMAN: What is the single dumbest thing that you've seen

out here on this water?

JORGE PINO /FWC 15;46;18;21 kids not wearing a life vest, to me, is my pet

peeve. / Bow riding, people riding in the front of the boat with their

feet hanging. We've seen it time and time again where a father ran over a

daughter.

AND SURE ENOUGH, THERE'S A FEW BOWRIDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. TAKE ANOTHER

LOOK.

TODAY THEY'RE CITED

15;24;33;53 GUTMAN: What is the number one key for boater safety here

or anywhere?

15;24;40;03 bottom line is, don't operate a vessel while intoxicated

. / Wear your life vest, and pay close attention to what you're doing on

the waterways.

NAT - 'Hold on!"

BACK ON PATROL, THERE'S A CRISIS UNFOLDING

NAT - full throttle boat

WE RACE OVER TO A BOAT FULL OF PASSENGERSSINKING

Nats we gotta get everybodyt off the boat

FEW OF THE PASSENGERS - A GROUP OF JAPANESE TOURISTS - KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

NAT - "everybody stay still"

A FEW MORE MINUTES AND THIS BOAT WOULD BE UNDERWATER.

BUT WITH THE HELP OF THIS GOOD SAMARITAN BOATER, THEY GET EVERYONE TO SAFETY

2W3A2707 00:00:23 / they started panicking that the boat was going down

and started screaming and screaming/

15;38;43;44 Gutman: / if you hadn't been there that boat would've

gone down?

15;38;48;10 It would have gone down for sure and we would've at the

very least have one or two deaths, because a lot of people on board that

vessel did not know how to swim./

GRFX FULL SCREEN: OF THE 560 PEOPLE WHO DIED IN BOATING ACCIDENTS LAST YEAR,

77 PERCENT DROWNED. 84 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO DROWNED WERE NOT WEARING LIFE

JACKETS.

NATS -

FORTUNATELY TODAY, NONE OF THESE 11 BOATERS BECAME PART OF THAT STATISTIC

NATS 'THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

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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.

CHANCES FOR STRONG STORMS AGAIN FRIDAY

Some minor flooding was reported in parts of Lee County as strong storms rolled through Thursday afternoon. Some spots picked up over 3" of rain. Another round of those types of storms will be possible again Friday. However, a hint of Saharan Dust will try and move in from the Atlantic this afternoon which, in theory, should dry the air and lower the overall storm potential. Taking that with a grain of salt or dust, no pun intended, will still mention the chances for isolated strong storms again Friday.

Highs Friday will be near normal. Calling it 92° in Ft. Myers and 89° in Naples. As the sun sets and the clouds move out overnight, temperatures will drop down to the low 70s before waking up Saturday morning.

Rain chances ramp back up heading into the weekend. Expect scattered showers and storms during the afternoon both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be around 92°.

Beach plans for the weekend look pretty good. A few pre-dawn showers are possible and can't completely rule out an isolated shower sneaking over the coastal areas during any afternoon this weekend.

Tropical Update

It remains very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic. Two areas of Saharan dust will keep a lid on any activity over the next week. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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NICKEL RASH IPAD -OC


DO YOU HAVE AN UNEXPLAINED RASH?

YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT YOUR IPAD.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A CASE REPORT RELEASED IN PEDIATRICS TODAY.

IT'S ABOUT AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO DEVELOPED A BODY RASH THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A NICKEL ALLERGY CAUSED BY HIS IPAD.

NICKEL RASHES AREN'T LIFE-THREATENING BUT THEY CAN BE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. Return to index of stories...


ON DEMAND MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES-VOTOPS


AND ON-DEMAND MUSIC STREAMING SERVICES JUMPED 42 PERCENT SOARING TO MORE THAN 70 MILLION STREAMS

AT THE SAME TIME SALES OF DIGITAL DOWNLOADS DROPPED 13 PERCENT.

STREAMING MUSIC DOES HAVE SOME DRAWBACKS, YOU NEED AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND

AUDIO QUALITY CAN BE POORER THAN DOWNLOADS.

BUT THAT HASN'T STOPPED CONSUMERS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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ALICE BAND-VO


MOVE OVER GOOGLE GLASS

THIS DEVICE MAY HELP BLIND PEOPLE SEE

IT'S CALLED AN ALICE BAND

FROM DAILY MAIL.

8 BLIND PEOPLE ARE TESTING IT IN THE U-K

WHILE RESEMBLING GOOGLE GLASS. IT'S NOT GLASSES BUT A BAND

CONNECTED TO AN EAR PIECE.

THAT RELAYS INFORMATION. ABOUT THE USERS SURROUNDINGS.

KINDA LIKE A TALKING SEEING EYE DOG

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APP FOR DOG PARKS-VO


DO YOU WANT TO SET UP A PLAY DATE FOR YOUR DOG?

WELL THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

THE DOGGY B-N-B APP CONNECTS DOG OWNERS IN YOUR AREA.

YOU CAN FIND A PET SITTER-- OR SCHEDULE A PUPPY PLAY DATE. Return to index of stories...


APP FOR DOG PARKS-SOTVO


"If you like someone and are interested in meeting them and they like you, we connect you. It allows you to set up play dates, build community, find new friends whatever you want."

HE GOT THE IDEA FOR THIS APP AFTER HE HAD TO MISS OUT ON A WEEKEND OUT WITH FRIENDS BECAUSE HE COULDN'T FIND A DOG SITTER.

THE APP IS FREE ON FOR IPHONE AND ANDROID USERS. Return to index of stories...


UNDER THE SEA!-trx-NATSVO


under the sea! Under the sea! Darling its better down where its wetter take it from me!

ALMOST 500 DIVERS AND SNORKELERS JOINED TOGETHER THIS WEEKEND --

TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNUAL LOWER KEYS UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL.

THEY MET AT THE FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY TO HAVE A CONCERT UNDERWATER.

THE UNDERWATER VISIBILITY WAS ABOUT 50 FEET.

SOME DIVERS WORE COSTUMES AND PRETENDED TO PLAY UNDERWATER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

Almost 500 divers and snorkelers explored an area of the Florida Keys

National Marine Sanctuary Saturday, while rocking to a sub-sea concert

during the 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival.

The quirky songfest took place at Looe Key Reef, part of continental America

's only living coral barrier reef, some six miles south of Big Pine Key. For

the past three decades, the event has drawn several hundred divers and

snorkelers each year to immerse themselves in the Keys' colorful marine

environment.

"It's the only place we know that we put music underwater for the divers,

snorkelers, and marine life," said festival co-founder and coordinator Bill

Becker. "The fish seem to sway with the music underwater. It's pretty

amazing."

The four-hour marine musical event was staged by Keys radio station US1

Radio 104.1 FM in partnership with the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. The

ocean-themed musical selections were broadcast underwater via speakers

suspended beneath boats above the reef.

"We play a lot of the usual stuff - the theme from 'The Little Mermaid,'

Octopus's Garden, Yellow Submarine, a lot of Jimmy Buffett," Becker said. "

New Age music sounds terrific underwater. We do the theme from 'Jaws' to

keep the divers on their toes."

"Music underwater - I've never heard of that before, so that's really a

unique thing," said participating snorkeler Uli Clef from Munich, Germany.

As well as offering enjoyment for dive enthusiasts, the festival carried

serious messages of reef preservation. The broadcast incorporated diver

awareness announcements emphasizing ways to enjoy the coral reef while

minimizing impacts on the underwater environment. Return to index of stories...


UNDER THE SEA!-SOTVO


"It's the only place we know that we put music underwater for the divers,

snorkelers, and marine life,The fish seem to sway with the music underwater. It's pretty

amazing."

our main goal is reef conservation.we want people to be aware, so these reefs can be here for many generations to come

THE EVENT LASTED ABOUT FOUR HOURS --

THE MUSICAL SELECTIONS WERE BROADCAST VIA SPEAKERS.

NOT ONLY DID THEY HAVE SELECTIONS FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID --

THEY ALSO HAD SONGS FROM JIMMY BUFFET, YELLOW SUBMARINE --

AND THE FAMOUS SHARK THEME FROM JAWS.

. Almost 500 divers and snorkelers explored an area of the Florida Keys

National Marine Sanctuary Saturday, while rocking to a sub-sea concert

during the 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival.

The quirky songfest took place at Looe Key Reef, part of continental America

's only living coral barrier reef, some six miles south of Big Pine Key. For

the past three decades, the event has drawn several hundred divers and

snorkelers each year to immerse themselves in the Keys' colorful marine

environment.

"It's the only place we know that we put music underwater for the divers,

snorkelers, and marine life," said festival co-founder and coordinator Bill

Becker. "The fish seem to sway with the music underwater. It's pretty

amazing."

The four-hour marine musical event was staged by Keys radio station US1

Radio 104.1 FM in partnership with the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. The

ocean-themed musical selections were broadcast underwater via speakers

suspended beneath boats above the reef.

"We play a lot of the usual stuff - the theme from 'The Little Mermaid,'

Octopus's Garden, Yellow Submarine, a lot of Jimmy Buffett," Becker said. "

New Age music sounds terrific underwater. We do the theme from 'Jaws' to

keep the divers on their toes."

Participants described the music as sounding clear and ethereal, and the

underwater visibility as about 50 feet. Some divers wore costumes and

pretended to play underwater musical instruments sculpted by Keys artist

August Powers.

"Music underwater - I've never heard of that before, so that's really a

unique thing," said participating snorkeler Uli Clef from Munich, Germany.

As well as offering enjoyment for dive enthusiasts, the festival carried

serious messages of reef preservation. The broadcast incorporated diver

awareness announcements emphasizing ways to enjoy the coral reef while

minimizing impacts on the underwater environment.

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LIGHTHOUSE CAMP-TRX-CGTOPS


LIGHTHOUSE OF COLLIER'S ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP KICKS OFF THIS TUESDAY --

THE CAMP INTRODUCES KIDS WHO ARE VISUALLY IMPARED TO SOUND BALL TENNIS --

IT WILL BE AT THE ARTHUR ALLEN TENNIS CENTER AT CAMBIER PARK.

TENNIS PRO KEVIN WALKER AND HIS STAFF WILL TEACH THE GAME STARTING AT 9:30 A.M. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


ABC-7 HAS AN UPDATE ON COMEDIAN TRACY MORGAN AFTER HE WAS INVOLVED IN A DEADLY ACCIDENT.

NOW HE IS GOING AFTER WALMART.

FIND OUT WHY?

AND WHERE HE IS AND HOW HE'S RECOVERING NEXT.

PLUS A SPINOFF ON ONE OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE TV'S SHOWS IS IN THE WORKS.

THIS MORNING WE ARE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT WHAT THE SERIES IS SET TO LOOK LIKE. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A TRACY MORGAN UPDATE-VO


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TZ6 BREAKING BAD-VOTOPS


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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...


TRACY MORGAN UPDATE-VO


TRACY MORGAN IS RECOVERING AT HOME AFTER A DEADLY CAR ACCIDENT IN JUNE.

THE COMEDIAN WAS RELEASED FROM A PHYSICAL RE-HAB FACILITY OVER THE WEEKEND.

HE BROKE HIS LEG AND RIBS WHEN HIS LIMOUSINE VAN WAS HIT FROM BEHIND BY A WAL-MART DELIVERY TRUCK.

FELLOW COMEDIAN JIMMY MACK WAS KILLED IN THE WRECK.

MORGAN WILL SEE WAL-MART IN COURT.

HE'S FILED A LAWSUIT SEEKING DAMAGES FROM THE GIANT RETAILER. Return to index of stories...


BILL COSBY BACK ON TV-VO


BILL COSBY COULD BE HEADED BACK TO TELEVISION.

THE 77-YEAR-OLD COMEDY LEGEND MAY STAR AS THE PATRIARCH OF AN EXTENDED FAMILY IN A NEW SITCOM.

THAT WORD FROM NBC, HOME OF HIS SMASH HIT "THE COSBY SHOW" THIRTY YEARS AGO.

THE SITCOM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING BAD SEQUEL-VO


"BREAKING BAD" FANS GET A FIRST LOOK AT THE SPIN-OFF!

A-M-C HAS RELEASED PROMO PHOTOS FROM THE SET OF THE SHOW'S PREQUEL, "BETTER CALL SAUL."

SET SIX YEARS BEFORE SAUL GOODMAN MEETS WALTER WHITE-

THE NEW SERIES TRACKS THE LAWYER'S EARLY YEARS.

"BETTER CALL SAUL" HAS ALREADY BEEN RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON, AHEAD OF ITS 20-15 SERIES PREMIERE. Return to index of stories...


BOX OFFICE WEEKEND-NATSVOTOPS


NATS UP "DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES"

"DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES" RULED THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND, SWINGING INTO THE NUMBER ONE SPOT.

THE LATEST INSTALLMENT IN THE SERIES THAT BEGAN IN 1968 HAD ONE OF THE SUMMER'S BEST DEBUTS --

BRINING IN AN ESTIMATED 73-MILLION DOLLARS.

"TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION" DROPPED TO THE SECOND SPOT.

THE MELISSA MCCARTHY COMEDY "TAMMY" CAME IN THIRD. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) PROCTOR IN COURT-SSTOPS, VO


NOW TO THE MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING A CAPE CORAL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER THREE YEARS AGO.

DANIEL PROCTOR ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL TWO WEEKS AGO, AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED TODAY.

HE CONFESSED TO KILLING AND BURYING AMY PATTERSON'S BODY IN A WOODED AREA OFF STRINGFELLOW ROAD ON PINE ISLAND.

THE GUILTY PLEA CALLS FOR PROCTOR TO SERVE 25 YEARS.

HE HAD BEEN FACING LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FIRE INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS INVESTIGATING SEVEARL FIRES IN THE TICE AREA.

OVERNIGHT THREE FIRES BROKE OUT WITHIN A BLOCK OF EACH OTHER.

IT ALL HAPPENED ON WAVERLY AVENUE IN FORT MYERS.

TWO CARS AND A HOME CAUGHT ON FIRE.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLS ABC-7 THEY ARE CALLING THESE FIRES SUSPICIOUS.

THE CAUSE OF ARE UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


TS3) OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON WILL TALK ABOUT OIL DRILLING IN FORT MYERS.

HE'S MEETING WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPANDING DRILLING NEAR THE EVERGLADES.

HE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT OF WATER IN THE AREA.

HE'S EXPECTED TO BE AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) LEHIGH BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS-WIPE


A LIGHTNING STRIKE SPARKS A SMALL BRUSH FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO-

SHOWING THE AFTERMATH NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF EAST 18TH STREET AND MOORE AVENUE.

WITNESSES SAY LIGHTNING STRUCK A POWER POLE CUTTING OFF POWER TO 90 HOUSES IN THE AREA.

THIS MORNING- EVERYONE'S POWER IS BACK ON. Return to index of stories...


TS4) WARM MINERAL SPRINGS-VOTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY.

NORTH PORT LEADERS WILL MEET TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH.

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

THEY'LL MEET TODAY TO DISCUSS -- THE POTENTIAL SALE. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) SANIBEL RESCUE-VOTOPS-WIPE


A FAMILY OF FOUR IS RESCUED FROM THEIR SINKING BOAT.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE DARING RESCUE SUNDAY MORNING.

IT HAPPENED THREE MILES OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

RESCUERS SAY THEIR LIFE VESTS HELPED SAVE THEM.

THE FAMILY IS FINE.

RECUERS ARE REMINDING BOATERS THEY OFFER FREE LIFE JACKET AND FLARE LESSONS. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


CHANCES FOR STRONG STORMS AGAIN FRIDAY

Some minor flooding was reported in parts of Lee County as strong storms rolled through Thursday afternoon. Some spots picked up over 3" of rain. Another round of those types of storms will be possible again Friday. However, a hint of Saharan Dust will try and move in from the Atlantic this afternoon which, in theory, should dry the air and lower the overall storm potential. Taking that with a grain of salt or dust, no pun intended, will still mention the chances for isolated strong storms again Friday.

Highs Friday will be near normal. Calling it 92° in Ft. Myers and 89° in Naples. As the sun sets and the clouds move out overnight, temperatures will drop down to the low 70s before waking up Saturday morning.

Rain chances ramp back up heading into the weekend. Expect scattered showers and storms during the afternoon both Saturday & Sunday. Highs both days will be around 92°.

Beach plans for the weekend look pretty good. A few pre-dawn showers are possible and can't completely rule out an isolated shower sneaking over the coastal areas during any afternoon this weekend.

Tropical Update

It remains very quiet in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic. Two areas of Saharan dust will keep a lid on any activity over the next week. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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