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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 B IN:FOOTBALL ALL STARS TEST CONCUSSION TECHNO
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ 4 C WOMAN'S MAN CAVE-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL1) DEP DEADLINE-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) WAWA GROUNDBREAKING TODAY-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL3) SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-VOTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
WX HL-WX WALL TS1) OIL DRILLING DEADLINE-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS2) WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-2 SH PUSH OMNI TS3) LARRY AGULAR-VOTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
DEADLY MOSCOW DERAILMENT-VO DATA BREACHES-2 SHOT
DEP DEADLINE-OC-VO-OC DATA BREACHES-PKG
WAWA GROUNDBREAKING TODAY-OC-CG NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
RECORDING ARRESTS-OC -NATSVO IN:FOOTBALL ALL STARS TEST CONCUSSION TECHNOLOGY-V
RECORDING ARRESTS-SOTVO IN:FOOTBALL ALL STARS TEST CONCUSSION TECHNOLOGY-S
DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-OC-SS-VO DISNEY MONORAIL FOLLOW-EANIBOX-FLY
FL MOVIE THEATER SUSPECT-VO BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKER CAUGHT ON CAMERA-OC-SOTV
YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP FAT GUY APOLOGY-VO
LARRY AGUILAR DAY OF ACTION-BNC-VO FAT GUY APOLOGY-SOTVO
REID: JUDGE JUDY WOULD THROW OUT GOP SUIT AGAINST DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
JINDAL GROUP TO RELEASE OBAMACARE REPORT-TRX-VOTOP MLB ANTI HOMOPHOBIA INITIATIVE-2 SHOT
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP MLB ANTI HOMOPHOBIA INITIATIVE-PKG
GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-2 SH ANIBOX WOMAN'S MAN CAVE-VO
GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-REM LIVE CHILD WAKES UP AT OWN FUNERAL-VO
GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-(3SS) HOT TUB CAR HYBRID-2 SHOT,VO
GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-REM LIVE HOT TUB CAR HYBRID-VO2
BEST AT POWERPOINT-OC-SS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
SANIBEL PRESCRIBED BURNS-OC-VO-CG TZ5 A SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TZ5 B TRACKING SHARKS-VOTOPS
TZ1 A LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TZ1 B SMARTPHONE PARENTING-VOTOPS TRACKING SHARKS-2 SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TRACKING SHARKS-PKG
SMARTPHONE PARENTING-2-SHOT TRACKING SHARKS-OC
SMARTPHONE PARENTING-PKG ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 A 50 NEW STREET LIGHTS TO FIGHT CRIME-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ2 B LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
MS: WWII SHIPWRECKS IN GULF OF MEXICO (AWESOME!)-T SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-2-SHOT
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-PKG
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
FORECAST-WXWALL SOME GM RECALL VICTIMS WON'T GET COMPENSATION
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP BRANDS LIKELY TO DISAPPEAR-OC-SS
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-TCMON-VO-WIPE HOME DEPOT SELLING 3D PRINTERS-VO
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-SOTVO POSSIBLE I PHONE 6 DELAY-OC
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-POP-VO-WIPE TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP TZ6 PAUL AND BUFFET SELFIE-ONCAM
LAST DAY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE-CG-BNR TZ KISS IN VEGAS-VO
LEHIGH FIRE POSSIBLE LAYOFFS-VO FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
50 NEW STREET LIGHTS TO FIGHT CRIME-VO PAUL MCCARTNEY SELFIE-OC-NATS-VO
LEE COUNTY DITCHES-VO KISS IN LAS VEGAS-VO
MOSQUITO OUTLOOK-VOTOPS KIDS ROC BAND SIGN $1.7M DEAL-VO
COLLIER PYTHONS-VO MOVIES ON THE LAWN-CGTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
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TZ3 B FAT GUY APOLOGY-VOTOPS TS2) WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS
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BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


THE CLOCK IS TICKING.FOR OIL DRILLING.AND THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.THE DEADLINE THEY NEED TO MEET FOR THE D-E-P

AND WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY DON'T

AND IT'S AN EAST COAST PHENOMENON THAT'S TAKING SWFL BY STORM.

THE CRAZY EXCITEMENT OVER ONE CONVENIENCE STORE

AND THEIR PLANS TO EXPAND IN SWFL

AND YOU KNOW NOT TO GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT

AND TO KEEP IT SAFE WHEN YOU TRAVEL.

WHY YOUR KIDS ARE NOW AT RISK.

HOW THIEVES ARE TARGETING SUMMER CAMP. Return to index of stories...


HL1) DEP DEADLINE-VO-WIPE


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HL2) WAWA GROUNDBREAKING TODAY-VO-WIPE


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HL3) SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-2 SH PUSH OMNI


YOU CAN HEAR THE THUNDER.

WE KNOW THE STORMS ARE ON THEIR WAY.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

THE CLOUDS ARE MOVING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

YOU CAN SEE THE SHOWERS ON OUR ONE STORM WARN SEVEN LIVE DOPPLER RADAR.

LET'S GO TO STORM WARN SEVEN METEORLOGIST ALLYSON RAE WHO IS TRACKING THE RAIN HEADING OUR WAY.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS

Our winds will come from the west and southwest Tuesday, even during the morning hours. This setup is called "onshore flow" and when it happens it changes the weather pattern and when we expect rain in Southwest Florida.

This morning, thanks to winds coming from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll have the chance for seeing showers and even a few thunderstorms as we finish the morning and through the midday time frame. Downpours in the Gulf of Mexico will work their way onshore. Though many of these areas of rain will weaken once they get on land, you'll want to keep this in mind if you're outside later this morning.

Our onshore wind flow pattern will stay in play through Thursday. This means we stand the chance for some rain in the morning each of the next few days, with only isolated chances in the afternoon. In terms of coverage, our afternoon rain chances will be most abundant for communities along and east of I-75.

Temperatures this week look seasonally warm. Highs are expected in the low 90s through Thursday. Then they will go back up closer to the mid 90s by Friday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. No storm development is expected in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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DEADLY MOSCOW DERAILMENT-VO


IN MOSCOW--

AT LEAST 19 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED HURT IN A DEADLY SUBWAY TRAIN DERAILMENT.

THREE METRO TRAIN CARS DERAILED IN AN UNDERGROUND TUNNEL IN MOSCOW, DURING MORNING RUSH HOUR.

THE CAUSE OF THE DERAILMENT IS NOT CLEAR.

BUT THE HEAD OF MOSCOW'S TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WAS NOT A TERRORIST ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


DEP DEADLINE-OC-VO-OC


TODAY IS JUDGEMENT DAY FOR THE TEXAS OIL COMPANY UNDER FIRE IN COLLIER COUNTY!

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS A LIST OF 9 DEMANDS DEVELOPED BY THE D-E-P WHICH HAVE TO BE MET TODAY!

THEY HAVE ALREADY FAILED TO MEET ONE OF THEM--

BY NOT ADDRESSING THE PUBLIC AT A JULY 8TH MEETING.

ACTIVISTS SAY THE COMPANY PUT COLLIER COUNTY'S DRINKING WATER AT RISK.

RED FLAGS WENT UP BACK IN DECEMBER WHEN THE COMPANY WAS CAUGHT PERFORMING UNAUTHORIZED DRILLING THAT RESEMBLED FRACKING

THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE.

IF THEY DON'T MEET THOSE DEMANDS. Return to index of stories...


WAWA GROUNDBREAKING TODAY-OC-CG


ITS JUST THE LATEST BUSINESS MAKING ITS WAY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

STARTING AT 10- YOU CAN JOIN THE WAWA GROUNDBREAKING TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

IT WILL BE BUILT NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET IN FORT MYERS.

THE STORE IS A SIX MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT THAT WILL HAVE MORE THAN 40 EMPLOYEES.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL BE JOINED BY EXECUTIVES AT THE SITE FOR THE FIRST WAWA STORE.

AT 11-

THERE WILL BE LUNCH HOSTED AT HARBORSIDE. Return to index of stories...


RECORDING ARRESTS-OC -NATSVO


TODAY. ABC-7 IS WAITING TO HEAR THE RESULTS OF AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION BY THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT INTO ALLEGATIONS OF POLICE BRUTALITY.

IT'S ALL AFTER AN ARREST THAT WAS VIDEOTAPED.

SO ABC-7 WANTED TO KNOW.DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECORD POLICE DOING THEIR JOB.

'nats of yelling'

IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS DARK CELL PHONE VIDEO, BUT IT'S EASY TO *HEAR---

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE TRYING TO ARREST 20 YEAR OLD TRAVIS ROBEY AFTER THEY SAY HE RAN.

HIS FRIEND IMMEDIATELY PULLED OUT HIS CELL PHONE AND STARTED RECORDING WHAT HE SAYS. IS POLICE BRUTALITY.

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAYS, ACCORDING TO FLORIDA LAW, POLICE OFFICERS DO *NOT HAVE TO BE TOLD WHEN THEY'RE BEING RECORDED. Return to index of stories...


RECORDING ARRESTS-SOTVO


SGT. DANA COSTON CAPE CORAL PD

As long as the videographer is not interfering with the officer who is

conducting his duties and they're not breaking the law to get that

video then the officers can he video taped doing whatever they're

doing.

21:07:02-21:06:16

ROBEY FACES SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING BATTERY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RESISITING ARREST -- AS WELL AS SOME DRUG CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR SENTENCING-OC-SS-VO


25 YEARS.

THAT'S HOW LONG A DANIEL PROCTOR WILL SPEND IN PRISON FOR BRUTALLY MURDERING HIS EX WIFE.

EARLIER THIS MONTH --

PROCTOR PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING AMY PATTERSON BY STRANGLING HER TO DEATH AND DUMPING HER BODY IN THE WOODS ON PINE ISLAND.

A JUDGE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL THAT SPARED HIM FROM A POSSIBLE LIFE SENTENCE ON MONDAY.

PROCTOR WILL NEVER GET OUT OF PRISON.

AFTER HE SERVES THIS SENTENCE IN LEE COUNTY.

PROCTOR WILL BE TRANSFERRED BACK TO ALABAMA, WHERE HE'S ALSO SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR OTHER CRIMES. Return to index of stories...


FL MOVIE THEATER SUSPECT-VO


A FORMER POLICE CAPTAIN -- CHARGED IN A DEADLY MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING OUTSIDE TAMPA -- IS OUT OF JAIL.

ON BAIL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEVEN MONTHS.

CURTIS REEVES IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING ANOTHER MAN IN THE CHEST IN JANUARY -- AFTER THE TWO ARGUED OVER TEXT MESSAGES

REEVES CLAIMS HE FIRED IN SELF-DEFENSE.

AS PART OF HIS RELEASE --

HE CAN ONLY LEAVE HOME TO GO TO CHURCH, THE DOCTOR OR THE GROCERY STORE.

HE ALSO HAS TO TURN OVER ANY GUNS. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP


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LARRY AGUILAR DAY OF ACTION-BNC-VO


LARRY AGUILAR WANTS YOU TO SHOW UP TODAY TO GET HIM *BACK ON THE BALLOT TO REPRESENT THE 79TH DISTRICT.

THERE WILL BE A MEETING AT TEN THIS MORNING ON MONROE STREET IN FORT MYERS.

PEOPLE CAN COME OUT TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFUL.

AGUILAR WANTS TO REPRESENT LEHIGH ACRES, NORTH FORT MYERS, ALVA, AND BUCKINGHAM.

HE FAILED TO MAKE THE BALLOT IN JUNE AFTER HE DIDN'T FILE HIS PAPERS TO RUN FOR THE SEAT.

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014 AT 10:00 A.M. AT 1700 MONROE STREET, FORT MYERS, FL 33901!

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.

Sincerely,

Larry Aguilar

Please reach out and share with your family, friends and colleagues. Return to index of stories...


REID: JUDGE JUDY WOULD THROW OUT GOP SUIT AGAINST


IN WASHINGTON---HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER IS SUING PRESIDENT OBAMA OVER HIS EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON HEALTH CARE.

THE LAWSUIT TARGETS PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MOVE TO DELAY THE SO-CALLED EMPLOYER MANDATE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WITHOUT CONGRESS' APPROVAL.

IT REQUIRES BUSINESSES WITH MORE THAN 50 WORKERS TO PROVIDE THEIR EMPLOYEES WITH HEALTH INSURANCE.

THE MANDATE NOW WON'T TAKE EFFECT UNTIL 2015. Return to index of stories...


JINDAL GROUP TO RELEASE OBAMACARE REPORT-TRX-VOTOP


AND HE'S NOT ALONE.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBY JINDAL ALSO TAKING ACTION.IN HIS EFFORTS TO DO AWAY WITH "OBAMACARE."

THE POTENTIAL 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS HELPING FELLOW REPUBLICANS ALONG THE WAY.

JINDAL'S NON-PROFIT GROUP, "AMERICA NEXT," WILL DISTRIBUTE AN ANALYSIS OF THE HEALTHCARE LAW'S. EFFECT ON TODAY'S RISING PREMIUMS.

THE ANALYSIS IS EXPECTED TO BE USED AS CAMPAIGN AMMO FOR G-O-P CANDIDATES AND INCUMBENTS AHEAD OF THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-2 SH ANIBOX


GOODWILL IS MAKING A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING.

IT'S INTRODUCING ITS NEW MOBILE-JOB LINK--

IT'S AN R-V WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF TAKING OPPORTUNITIES TO THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION.

ABC 7'S ALEX DE ARMAS IS LIVE AT THE RIBBON CUTTING EVENT-- WITH MORE DETAILS ON THIS NEW OPPORTUNITY. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-REM LIVE


THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW JUST OUTSIDE OF THIS R-V.

BUT I WANT TO GIVE YOU YOUR VERY FIRST LOOK INSIDE THIS NEW GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK RV--

ITS BASICALLY A WAY TO HELP THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION -- YET NEED GOODWILL SERVICES-- LIKE HELP WITH CREATING A RESUME -- FINDING JOBS AND HEALTH SCREENINGS.

TAKE A LOOK-- THERE ARE 12 COMPUTERS IN HERE FOR PEOPLE TO USE. THERES A WHEEL CHAIR LIFT BACK HERE.

THIS NEW R-V EXPECTED TO HELP 25 HUNDRED PEOPLE THIS YEAR.

IT WILL HIT THE ROAD STARTING TOMORROW IN LEHIGH AT A HARRY CHAPIN FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN LEHIGH.

IT WILL BE ON THE ROAD A MINIMUM OF THREE DAYS A WEEK ALL THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS ADA. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-(3SS)


THE NEW MOBILE JOB-LINK WAS CREATED TO HELP THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION -- YET NEED GOODWILL SERVICES-- LIKE HELP WITH RESUME CREATION AND HEALTH SCREENINGS.

THIS NEW R-V EXPECTED TO HELP 25 HUNDRED PEOPLE THIS YEAR.

IT WILL HIT THE ROAD STARTING TODAY.

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS AIMED AT HELPING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES REACH INDEPENDENCE.

IN 2013-- MORE THAN 37 HUNDRED PEOPLE GOT HELP FROM GOODWILL. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL MOBILE JOB LINK-REM LIVE


- AD LIB SCENE

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BEST AT POWERPOINT-OC-SS


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN GETTING NATIONAL PRAISE THIS MORNING.

A DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WAS JUST NAMED THE BEST IN THE UNITED STATES AT MICROSOFT POWERPOINT.

TYLER MILLIS EARNED THAT HONOR AT A COMPETITION IN ATLANTA.

IN TWO WEEKS. HE'LL BE COMPETING IN THE MICROSOFT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT DISNEYLAND IN CALIFORNIA.

HE'LL BE REPRESENTING THE *U-S* IN POWERPOINT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL PRESCRIBED BURNS-OC-VO-CG


IF YOU SEE SMOKE FROM SANIBEL ISLAND. DON'T WORRY!

CREWS ARE JUST DOING CONTROLLED BURNS THIS WEEK..

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

TARPON BAY EXPLORERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RENT KAYAKS, BIKES OR PADDLE BOARDS.

THE BIKE PATH FROM TARPON BAY TO RABBIT ROAD IS CLOSED.

BUT DRIVERS CAN STILL USE ROADS.

FIRE OFFICIALS ALSO TELL US PEOPLE SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND COVER UP OUTDOOR FURNITURE.

THE CONTROLLED BURNS ARE SET FOR TODAY AND WEDNESDAY--IF WEATHER PERMITS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A NEW CAMPAIGN THAT MAY PUT A STOP CHILDREN DYING IN HOT CARS.

FIVE CHILDREN WERE REPORTEDELY LOCKED IN HOT CARS JUST LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA

D-C-F TELLS NOW STEPPPING UP WITH A CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE PARENTS TO LOOK BEFORE THEY LOCK

BEING A PARENT IS ONE OF THE HARDEST JOBS YOU CAN HAVE.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS ON THEIR SMARTPHONE.

FIND OUT IF THIS COULD HURT YOUR CHILD. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B SMARTPHONE PARENTING-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


SMARTPHONE PARENTING-2-SHOT


ARE YOU GULITY OF ALWAYS BEING ON YOUR SMARTPHONE?

WELL YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE SPENDING MORE TIME PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR PHONE THAN YOUR KIDS?

IT'S A PROBLEM.

ABC'S NICK WATT HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SMARTPHONE PARENTING-PKG


She's doing it

VIDEO: Woman pushing kid on swing, looking at phone.

He's doing it

VIDEO: RS guy in park on phone

I'm always doing it

UPSPOUND:

My kid: Daddy! Me: Just one second

VIDEO: Montage of a few more people with kids on phones

Let's be honest, we all do it

VIDEO: My kid scoots through frame. I follow behind on my phone.

We spend time with our kids, but we're FREQUENTLY staring at our phones AT

THE SAME TIME.

VIDEO: KID SITTING NEXT TO MOTHER ON PHONE

NAT: MAMA.MAMA

And it's bad.

SOT: Betsy Brown Braun.

You may be actually undermining the child's sense of his importance in your

everyday life. Your body is there but your heart is not.

SOT: Farhad Manjoo

22:58 There have been times when I'm looking at my phone and my son has to

yell at me to get my attention. N: Is that right Khalil? Yep. Yep.

But Farhad Manjoo, New York Times tech writer and father of two, says the

smart phone is actually a plus for parenting.

SOT: Farhad Manjoo

20:19 It's actually allowing to be with our kids where at times in the past

you might have just had to stay in the office.

But, lay down some laws.

SOT: Farhad Manjoo

26:56 My wife sets rules for me / One rule is never during dinner. Never

when we're eating.

SOT: Betsy Brown Braun

I think you need to do is say to your child / 'I'm not going to talk to you

right now, I'm going to be working on my cell phone.' And then when you're

done a short while later you stop and you say, 'And now I'm going to spend

time with you.'

SOT: Farhad Manjoo

20:06 N: I feel bad about this every single day of my life, you're telling

me I should be ok with it? I think you should feel less guilty.

About this

UPSOUND

My Kid: Daddy throw the ball! Me; Just one second

For Good Morning America, Nick Watt, ABC News playing with my smart phone

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS SHEDDING LIGHT ON CRIME IN IMMOKALEE.

ROBBERIES HAVE PLAGUED MANY OF THE STREETS THERE.

POLICE ARE BLAMING ONE THING.

FIND OUT WHAT AND HOW THEY PLAN ON FIXIING THIS PROBLEM.

POOR TEST SCORES ---

NOW TWO COUNTIES WILL HAVE LONGER SCHOOL DAYS.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW LONG THEY WILL HAVE TO STAY IN THE CLASSROM. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A 50 NEW STREET LIGHTS TO FIGHT CRIME-VO


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TZ2 B LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO


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MS: WWII SHIPWRECKS IN GULF OF MEXICO (AWESOME!)-T


RELICS OF A NEARLY FORGOTTEN WORLD WAR TWO BATTLESHIP ARE BEING EXPLORED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA -

ROBOTIC UNDERWATER CAMERAS ARE CHECKING OUT THE WRECKAGE OF A GERMAN U-BOAT -- A TYPE OF SUBMARINE --

AND AN AMERICAN WARSHIP--THE ROBERT -E- LEE.

THE NAZI CREW ABOARD THE U-166. SANK "THE LEE" IN THE GULF OF MEXICO SOME 72 YEARS AGO.

SCIENTISTS HOPE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THE SHIPS SANK -- AS WELL AS WHAT KINDS OF LIFE HAVE TAKEN SHELTER IN THE WRECKAGE. 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.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS

Our winds will come from the west and southwest Tuesday, even during the morning hours. This setup is called "onshore flow" and when it happens it changes the weather pattern and when we expect rain in Southwest Florida.

This morning, thanks to winds coming from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll have the chance for seeing showers and even a few thunderstorms as we finish the morning and through the midday time frame. Downpours in the Gulf of Mexico will work their way onshore. Though many of these areas of rain will weaken once they get on land, you'll want to keep this in mind if you're outside later this morning.

Our onshore wind flow pattern will stay in play through Thursday. This means we stand the chance for some rain in the morning each of the next few days, with only isolated chances in the afternoon. In terms of coverage, our afternoon rain chances will be most abundant for communities along and east of I-75.

Temperatures this week look seasonally warm. Highs are expected in the low 90s through Thursday. Then they will go back up closer to the mid 90s by Friday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. No storm development is expected in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-TCMON-VO-WIPE


A NEW CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES STARTED "LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK" CAMPAIGN.

FIVE CHILDREN WERE REPORTEDELY LOCKED IN HOT CARS JUST LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA.

ALL FIVE CHILDREN SURVIVED, BUT SOME WERE HOSPITALIZED.

TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE THIS SUMMER --

THE STATE RECOMMENDS NEVER LETTING YOUR CHILDREN PLAY NEAR CARS--THEY COULD LOCK THEMSELVES INSIDE.

CHECK THE BACK SEAT BEFORE YOU GET OUT.

YOU SHOULD PUT YOUR PURSE OR CELL PHONE OR BRIEFCASE IN THE BACK -- SO YOU'RE FORCED TO LOOK IN THE BACK. Return to index of stories...


LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-SOTVO


4:01-:08

"Ever since I became a mom of twins I've never just forgotten my kids

in the car. I don't know you could forget about a living human

being in your car."

IN FLORIDA, IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE TO LEAVE A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A CAR.

SINCE 20-13 SEVEN CHILDREN DIED AFTER BEING LEFT ALONE IN A HOT CAR. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-POP-VO-WIPE


NINE SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY--.

AND SEVEN IN COLLIER COUNTY. DIDN'T MEET F-CAT SCORE STANDARDS.

AND THAT MEANS MORE CLASS TIME

NOW EACH OF THESE ELEMENTARIES HAS TO SPEND ANOTER HOUR ON READING--MEANING THE SCHOOL DAY WILL BE ONE HOUR LONGER.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY ON AVERAGE THAT COSTS ABOUT 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS PER SCHOOL.

LEE COUNTY DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS SAY THEY'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT SCHEDULING CLOSER TO THE START OF THE FALL SEMESTER.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AFFECTED ON OUR WEBSITE ABC-DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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LAST DAY FOR SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE-CG-BNR


NEW THIS MORNING--

A BIG SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS!

YOU CAN HELP BY DONATING ANY EXTRA OFFICE SUPPLIES INCLUDING PAPER, PENS, NOTEBOOKS, FOLDERS.

WE HAVE A LIST OF WHAT YOU CAN DONATE AT DROP OFF SITES ON OUR WEBSITE.

ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

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LEHIGH FIRE POSSIBLE LAYOFFS-VO


MORE THAN 50 FIREFIGHTERS AND EMS EMPLOYEES IN LEHIGH ACRES MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS.

LEHIGH ACRES FIRE CHIEF JOHN WAYNE SAYS THE DISTRICT WON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO KEEP THEM.

IF VOTERS SAY NO TO A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE IN NOVEMBER.

VOTERS IN THE BAYSHORE FIRE DISTRICT OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTED A SIMILAR FEE LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


50 NEW STREET LIGHTS TO FIGHT CRIME-VO


FIGHTING CRIME WITH NEW STREET LIGHTS IN IMMOKALEE.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE MOST ROBBERIES HAPPEN ALONG THESE FOUR ROADS - CALLING THEM DARK AND DANGEROUS AT NIGHT.

AND DEPUTIES BELIEVE A LACK OF LIGHT MAY PLAY A BIG PART IN THE PROBLEM.

NOW THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ASKING FOR 50 MORE STREET LIGHTS ALONG 16 AREA ROADS.

THEY SAY CREATING MORE SIDEWALKS AND TRIMMING TREES CAN ALSO IMPROVE SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DITCHES-VO


THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS NOW WORKING TO CLEAN OUT DRAINAGE DITCHES.

THIS COULD HELP FLOODING PROBLEMS IN LEE COUNTY.

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR -- THE COUNTY GETS NEARLY 200 RELATED COMPLAINTS.

BUT LAST YEAR'S RAINY SEASON WAS WORSE THEN USUAL --

AND THE COMPLAINTS NEARLY DOUBLED.

NOW -- MAJOR MONEY IS BEING SPENT TO EMPLOY CREWS CLEANING DRAINAGE DITCHES -- AND MAKE THEM DEEPER.

THE COUNTY CURRENTLY HAS MORE THAN 60 STREETS ON ITS LIST.

IF YOU THINK YOUR ROAD NEEDS WORK -- CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

If you're a lee county resident with roads prone to flooding- help could be on the way.

Take Vo

The Department of Transportation is in overdrive to clean out drainage ditches across the County.

DOT gets about 200 drainage related complaints a year. With Last summer's rainy season being worse than usual- the number of complaints more than doubled.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars is being spent to bring in outside crews and clean drainage ditches and make them deeper. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO OUTLOOK-VOTOPS


MOSQUITOES ARE A FACT OF LIFE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT RESEARCHERS SAY -- IT'S NOT AS BAD AS YEARS PAST.

USUALLY, LEE MOSQUITO CONTROL SPRAYS HEAVILY FOR THE BUGS STARTING IN JUNE.

THIS YEAR THE PLANES STARTED AIR-SPRAYING THIS MONTH.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SCHEDULED NEIGHBORHOOD SPRAYING --

HEAD OVER TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM.

CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PYTHONS-VO


THE BURMESE PYTHON POPULATION IS GROWING HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN AND AROUND COLLIER COUNTY.

THE SPECIES IS NOT NATIVE TO FLORIDA -- AND IT CAN GROW EXTREMELY LARGE IN SIZE --

RIGHT NOW ITS HATCHING SEASON.

EXPERTS TELL ABC-7 -- WHILE THEY DONT POSE A DIRECT THREAT TO HUMANS--

THEY ARE DANGEROUS- AND THERES NO WAY TO CONTROL THE GROWING POPULATION.

YOU'LL COMMONLY FIND THE PYTHON HATCHLINGS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

IF YOU SEE ONE --

THE CONSERVANCY SAYS TAKE A PICTURE AND LET THEM KNOW WHERE YOU SPOTTED IT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


WOMEN, STRESS, AND HIGH-FAT FOODS!

THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT ALL GOES TOGETHER.

BUT THIS CAN REALLY PACK ON THE POUNDS.

FIND OUT WHY STRESSFUL SITUATIONS CAN REALLY HURT YOU.

ONE CLAIMS FAT GUY WAS WRITTEN ON HIS RECEIPT AT A CONVENIENCE STORE.

WE'LL TELL YOU IF HE EVER GOT AN APOLOGY. Return to index of stories...


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TZ3 B FAT GUY APOLOGY-VOTOPS


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STRESS AND HIGH FAT DIETS-2 -SHOT


WHEN YOU HAVE A STRESSFUL DAY.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU CRAVE?

IT'S USUALLY SOMETHING FATTY

THIS CAN REALLY ADD ON THE POUNDS.

ABC NEWS SENIOR MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR, DR. TIMOTHY JOHNSON HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


STRESS AND HIGH FAT DIETS-PKG


IT'S CALLED COMFORT FOOD FOR A REASON. AFTER A STRESSFUL DAY AT THE OFFICE,

A GREASY BURGER WITH CHEESE MIGHT BE EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE CRAVING.

BUT YOU MAY WANT TO RECONSIDER THAT MEAL. A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT

INDULGING IN HIGH-FAT FOOD AFTER STRESS COULD CAUSE YOU TO PACK ON THE

POUNDS.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS STUDIED 58 HEALTHY WOMEN MEASURING THEIR

STRESS LEVELS AND OFFERING HIGH-FAT MEALS. IT TURNS OUT THAT STRESSFUL

SITUATIONS AN ARGUMENT WITH A SPOUSE, OR A CONFLICT AT WORK CAUSED THESE

WOMEN TO METABOLIZE HIGH-FAT MEALS MORE SLOWLY.

IN OTHER WORDS STRESSFUL SITUATIONS CAN REALLY TAKE A TOLL ON WOMEN'S

ABILITY TO BURN CALORIES. AND IF STRESS IS A DAILY ORDEAL THOSE CALORIES CAN

ADD UP TO AS MANY AS ELEVEN POUNDS IN A YEAR

SO NEXT TIME YOU'RE FEELING FRAZZLED BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU REACH FOR. OR THE

NEXT THING YOU'LL BE STRESSING OVER IS THAT NUMBER ON THE SCALE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL DATA BREACHES RECENTLY--FROM TARGET TO MICHAEL'S AND NEIMAN MARCUS.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE'S PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS COMPRISED---

COSTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO FIX.

A NEW REPORT SHOWS US WHY YOU'RE NOW MORE VULNERABLE TO DATA BREACHES.

A NEW TEST COULD HELP COACHES IDENTIFY CONCUSSIONS.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THE HELMET WORKS.

YOU ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT SOMEONE'S "MAN CAVE."

ONE GUY FROM LONG ISLAND MAY HAVE TAKEN IT A LITTLE FAR.

FIND OUT HOW MUCH HE SPENT AND WHY! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A DATA BREACHES-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B IN:FOOTBALL ALL STARS TEST CONCUSSION TECHNO


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TZ 4 C WOMAN'S MAN CAVE-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, COMING OFF A BIG GAIN. UP 112 POINTS ON MONDAY, NOW AT 17-055.

FUTURES POINT TO AN UNCERTAIN OPENING.

THE WORLD'S NUMBER TWO ECONOMY. CHINA. EXPERCTED TO RELEASE ITS SECOND QUARTER GDP TOMORROW.

AND HERE IN THE U-S THE GOVERNMENT WILL RELEASE RETAIL SALES DATE FOR JUNE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) OIL DRILLING DEADLINE-VOTOPS


NOW GETTING YOU UP TO SPEED ON TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

IT'S D-DAY FOR ONE TEXAS OIL DRILLING COMPANY.

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS A LIST OF 9 DEMANDS TO MEET TODAY.

THE DEMANDS WERE DEVELOPED BY THE D-E-P.

THEY HAVE ALREADY FAILED TO MEET ONE OF THEM.

THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE.IF THEY DON'T MEET THOSE DEMANDS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN A POPULAR CONVIENCE STORE WILL BREAK GROUND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WAWA!

A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES.

NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET IN FORT MYERS.

THE STORE IS A SIX MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT THAT WILL HAVE MORE THAN 40 EMPLOYEES.

IN THE DAY AHEAD WE ARE EXPECTED TO HEAR FROM WAWA EXECS WHO SAY THEY PLAN TO BUILD A LOT MORE STORES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LARRY AGULAR-VOTOPS


IT'S A BIG DAY IN THE *BALLOT BATTLE* FOR ONE LEE COUNTY MAN.

DEMOCRAT LARRY AGUILAR FROM LEHIGH ACRES WANTS TO RUN FOR THE DISTRICT 79 STATE HOUSE SEAT.

BUT HE'S NOT ON THE BALLOT.

STATE ELECTION LEADERS SAY AGUILAR FAILED TO FILE HIS PAPERWORK IN TIME.

SOMETHING HE SAYS ISN'T TRUE.SO HE'LL FILE LEGAL PAPERWORK THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


DATA BREACHES-2 SHOT


NOW TO AN ALARMING NEW REPORT OUT THIS MORNING ON DATA BREACHES -- WITH CYBER THEFT SOARING.

IT REVEALS JUST HOW VULNERABLE OUR CREDIT CARDS, BANK ACCOUNTS AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION CAN BE --

CHIEF JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PIERRE THOMAS HAS THIS EXCLUSIVE STORY. Return to index of stories...


DATA BREACHES-PKG


A new report examining data breaches in the state of New York provided

exclusively to ABC News paints a stark picture, suggesting that we are all

increasingly at risk for identity theft.

GFX

The study looking at 8 years of state records shows the pace of cyber theft

of personal information is growing at an exponential rate.

- the number of hacking cases reported in NY SPIKED from 34 in 2006 to more

than 400 per year since 2011, a more than 100 fold increase.

- in 2013 security breaches exposed the personal records of more than 7

million New Yorkers.

SOT ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN/ NY ATTORNEY GENERAL

CONSUMERS HAVE TO TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES BECAUSE IF IT'S HAPPENING

IN NEW YORK IT'S HAPPENING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

And the breaches are getting bigger and bigger, with 5 of the 10 largest

hacks reported in the last 3 years.

Retailers and their customers are the top victims on the hit list as the

massive hacking of Target showed us last year. And this year major breaches

at Michaels and eBay.

SOT RAY KELLY/ FORMER NY CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER/ ABC NEWS CONSULTANT - 16;

57;45;42

MANY BUSINESSES ARE SIMPLY THROWING UP THEIR HANDS AND ACCEPTING IT AS A

FACT OF MODERN LIFE.

According to one estimate, data breaches cost the US $24.7 billion in 2012

alone.

And some intelligence officials worry that hackers might be able to knockout

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


IN:FOOTBALL ALL STARS TEST CONCUSSION TECHNOLOGY-V


SOME PREP FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN INDIANA ARE TESTING NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD HELP IDENTIFY CONCUSSIONS.

92 PLAYER HELMETS WERE OUTFITTED WITH BRAIN SENSORS IN ADVANCE OF THIS YEAR'S HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR GAME.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MAKER -- BRAIN SENTRY -- SAYS THE DEVICE WORKS LIKE AN EXTRA PAIR OF EYES FOR COACHES TRYING TO KEEP KIDS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


IN:FOOTBALL ALL STARS TEST CONCUSSION TECHNOLOGY-S


Our device will simply indicate via a red light that the player has taken that significant hit. A coach or trainer can pull that player to the sideline, administer their standard concussion protocol and determined if that player should be removed from play or safe to return to play.

CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO STANDARD FOR THE HELMETS WORN BY KIDS PLAYING FOOTBALL. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY MONORAIL FOLLOW-EANIBOX-FLY


WE NOW KNOW LIGHTNING IS WHAT CAUSED OF A POWER OUTAGE RESULTING IN THE EMERGENCY EVACUATION OF THE MONORAIL AT DISNEY WORLD.

LIGHTNING HIT THE TRACKS AND CAUSED POWER TO FAIL ON THE RIDE.

ABOUT 120 PASSENGERS WERE ON-BOARD.

IT TOOK CREWS MORE THAN 30 MINUTES TO BRING IN CHERRY PICKERS TO GET THE PASSENGERS TO THE GROUND SAFELY.

About 120 passengers were evacuated from a Walt Disney World monorail Sunday

evening due to a weather-related power outage.

The monorail stopped on a stretch of track between the Transportation and

Ticket Center and Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

Workers spent about 30 minutes trying to restart the monorail to return it

to a station to unload the passengers, officials said.

Once those measures proved unsuccessful, the Reedy Creek Fire Department

spent an hour evacuating the passengers from the monorail using a special

stairwell device and other vehicles equipped with platforms, Assistant Chief

Bo Jones said.

No one was injured, and there were no medical emergencies.

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BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKER CAUGHT ON CAMERA-OC-SOTV


THE VIOLENT STRUGGLE TO STOP A MAN FROM CARJACKING A WOMAN AND CHILD IN A MINIVAN---

IS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN SAN DIEGO

"I seen a guy in the back seat choking out the driver and there were a couple of other people in the widow grabbing the keys from him."

A LITTLE GIRL SCREAMED FROM THE BACK OF THIS MINIVAN AS A GROUP OF MEN FOUGHT TO KEEP ISMAEL VELASQUEZ FROM DRIVING OFF WITH HER.

THEY WERE ABLE TO GET HIM OUT OF THE CAR.

AN OFFICER SHOWED UP AND ARRESTED VELASQUEZ.

THE MOTHER AND CHILD ARE OK.

VELASQUEZ IS BEING CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED CARJACKING, KIDNAPPING, AND AUTO THEFT. Return to index of stories...


FAT GUY APOLOGY-VO


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN DEMANDS AN APOLOGY AFTER A WOMAN AT A CONVENIENCE STORE CALLED HIM FAT.

DAVE EDMONDS SAYS HIS WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY IS HIS LATEST SETBACK --

HE BOUGHT COFFEE AT A CONVENIENCE STORE THEN THE OWNER'S WIFE WROTE "FAT GUY" ON HIS RECEIPT.

NOW EDMONDS WANTS AN APOLOGY. Return to index of stories...


FAT GUY APOLOGY-SOTVO


"it's just this really got to me for some reason some how I just fet like aying on the floor, crawling into a ball and just crying."

THE STORE OWNER WOULD NOT CONFIRM WHETHER HIS WIFE WROTE THE MESSAGE --

BUT APOLOGIZED ANYWAY. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


MLB ANTI HOMOPHOBIA INITIATIVE-2 SHOT


NOW TO A MAJOR INITIATIVE BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO COMBAT HOMOPHOBIA IN THE BIG LEAGUES.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING TODAY -- AHEAD OF THE ALL-STAR GAME.

ABC'S PAULA FARIS HAS THE STORY Return to index of stories...


MLB ANTI HOMOPHOBIA INITIATIVE-PKG


NATS 2014 Home Run Derby

"The All Star festivities are underway!"

TRACK TIME 0:10

THIS MORNING, JUST HOURS BEFORE THE ALL STAR GAME ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS POISED TO MAKE WHAT COULD BE A GAME-CHANGING

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING INCLUSION OF GAY PLAYERS.

SOT HUDSON TAYLOR, EXEC DIR OF ATHLETE ALLY

942 Major League Baseball has been ah constantly progressing on diversity

and inclusion.

TRACK TIME 0:14

WHILE THE LEAGUE HAS NEVER HAD AN ACTIVE OPENLY GAY PLAYER- SOME HAVE COME

OUT PUBLICLY AFTER RETIREMENT LIKE THE LATE FORMER DODGERS AND A'S PLAYER

GLENN BURKEWHO WILL BE HONORED BY MLB COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG AT TODAY'S

PRESS CONFERENCE AND BILLY BEAN.

NATS-Bean

TRACK TIME 0:05

BEAN PLAYED FOR 6 SEASONS BEFORE COMING OUT AND IS NOW WORKING WITH THE

LEAGUE ON ITS INCLUSION EFFORTS.

SOT HUDSON TAYLOR, EXEC DIR OF ATHLETE ALLY

0928 The challenge / is to make sure that every individual / knows that

they have a welcome and inclusive environment

TRACK TIME 0:17

THE LEAGUE HAS BANNED DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION SINCE 2011

BUT M-L-B TELLS ABC NEWS:

"As the sport of Jackie Robinson, the principles of equality and

inclusion are bedrocks of the game." AND THAT IT BELIEVES TODAY'S

ANNOUNCEMENT WILL QUOTE "represent another major contribution to honoring

that spirit."

TRACK TIME 0:03

2014 HAS BEEN A YEAR OF FIRSTS FOR GAYS IN SPORTS.

GAME 2/23/14

NATS: "A historic moment at Staples Center."

TRACK TIME 0:06

IN FEBRUARY, THE BROOKLYN NETS' JASON COLLINS BECAME THE FIRST OPENLY-GAY

ACTIVE PLAYER IN THE NBA.

GAME 2/23/14

NATS-game

TRACK TIME 0:08

AND IN MAY, THE SAINT LOUIS RAMS DRAFTED MICHAEL SAM MAKING HIM THE FIRST

OPENLY-GAY PLAYER IN THE N-F-LSOMETHING HE SPOKE WITH ROBIN ABOUT.

GMA 5/7/14

Michael Sam / St. Louis Rams Draft Pick

I think I can be a beacon for those people. A light, that like hey, I can

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WOMAN'S MAN CAVE-VO


LADIES. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE "MAN CAVE?"

AND WHAT IF YOUR HUSBAND DECIDED HE WANTED TO SPEND ALMOST THREE YEARS AND HALF A MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD ONE?

YEP. THAT HAPPENED.

IN LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK.

ANTHONY SFORZA BUILT A REPLICA OF STAR TREK'S USS ENTERPRISE IN HIS BASEMENT.

HE SAYS HE BOUGHT A PIECE OF THE ORIGINAL SET, FIGURED OUT HOW THEY BUILT IT. THEN REPLICATED IT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD WAKES UP AT OWN FUNERAL-VO


LISTEN TO THIS-

A THREE-YEAR-OLD GIRL WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF HER OWN FUNERAL.

THIS IS IN THE PHILIPPINES.

DOCTORS TREATED HER LAST WEEK FOR A HIGH FEVER.

A DAY LATER -- DOCTORS DECLARED HER DEAD BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T FIND A PULSE.

AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO --

SOMEONE CHECKED HER PULSE AND REALIZED SHE WAS ALIVE.

THIS VIDEO WENT VIRAL -- Return to index of stories...


HOT TUB CAR HYBRID-2 SHOT,VO


COULD THIS BE THE REAL HOT TUB TIME MACHINE?!

MAYBE NOT. BUT IT COULD BE THE WORLD'S FASTEST HOT TUB.

THIS IS THE "CARPOOL DEVILLE".

IT'S A HOT TUB CAR HYBRID BUILT WITH A 1969 CADILLAC COUP DEVILLE!

THIS IDEA STARTED ACTUALLY 20 YEARS AGO.

TWO ENGINEER STUDENTS FROM MCMASTER UNIVERSITY. STARTED BRAIN-STORMING.

AFTER TIME WENT BY THEY FINALLY GOT THE FINISHED PRODUCT.

THE CREATORS ARE HOPING THEIR BRAINCHILD WILL LAND THE TITLE FOR THE "WORLD'S FASTEST HOT TUB"

THE CAR CAN HOLD UP TO 5-THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER

THE CREATORS HAVE STARTED A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. HOPING TO TAKE THEIR CREATION TO SPEED WEEK.

AN ANNUAL RACING EVENT AT UTAH'S BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, IN AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


HOT TUB CAR HYBRID-VO2


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TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


VACATION IS GENERALLY A TIME TO TAKE IT EASY --

BUT DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN.IT'S ALSO A TIME WHEN THEIVES LOOK TO STEAL YOUR IDENTITY.

YOU USUALLY CARRY A LOT OF IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SAFE.

AND.IT'S BECOMING THE SUMMER OF SHARKS AS WE START SEEING MORE GREAT WHITES POPPING UP ALONG THE COAST.

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TZ5 A SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-VO-WIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


TRACKING SHARKS-2 SHOT


IS THIS BECOMING THE SUMMER OF THE SHARK?

WE'VE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT THE NUMBER OF GREAT WHITE SHARKS EXPLODING ALONG THE COASTLINE.

ABC'S MATT GUTMAN SHOWS US HOW YOU CAN FIND THEM -- BEFORE GOING IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING SHARKS-PKG


IT SURE SEEMS LIKE A VERY SHARKY SUMMER.

LAST WEEK -- THIS CALIFORNIA SWIMMER CHOMPED BY A GREAT WHITE

NATS "IT'S BITING YOUR CHEST AND YOU'RE STARING AT IT"

THE ATTACKS-- NO COINCIDENCE THE NUMBER OF GREAT WHITES -- UP 42 PERCENT

SINCE 1997

MORE THAN 2 THOUSAND OF THE TRUCK-SIZED FISH NOW ROAMING THE EAST COAST

ALONE

THE GOOD NEWS - WE NOW KNOW WHERE A LOT OF THEM ARE

THANKS TO GPS SCIENTISTS AND FISHERMEN TAGGING 6 OF THE APEX PREDATORS JUST

THIS WEEKEND-

AND OVER THE PAST YEAR -- MILLIONS ALREADY TRACKING A 2300-POUNDER NAMED

KATHRYN ONLINE FROM CAPE COD TO KEY WEST AND NEARLY TO LOUISIANA -

THEIR COMEBACK? THANKS TO AN INCREASE IN THEIR FAVORITE FOOD - SEALS --

THANKFULLY *NOT* HUMANS -

NATS

SWIMMING WITH SHARKS OFF THE BAHAMAS -

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TRACKING SHARKS-OC


THAT WAS MATT GUTMAN WITH THAT REPORT.

KATHRYN THE GREAT WHITE HAS HOOKED A U-TURN AND IS HEADING BACK TO SOUTH FLORIDA BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


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.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS

Our winds will come from the west and southwest Tuesday, even during the morning hours. This setup is called "onshore flow" and when it happens it changes the weather pattern and when we expect rain in Southwest Florida.

This morning, thanks to winds coming from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll have the chance for seeing showers and even a few thunderstorms as we finish the morning and through the midday time frame. Downpours in the Gulf of Mexico will work their way onshore. Though many of these areas of rain will weaken once they get on land, you'll want to keep this in mind if you're outside later this morning.

Our onshore wind flow pattern will stay in play through Thursday. This means we stand the chance for some rain in the morning each of the next few days, with only isolated chances in the afternoon. In terms of coverage, our afternoon rain chances will be most abundant for communities along and east of I-75.

Temperatures this week look seasonally warm. Highs are expected in the low 90s through Thursday. Then they will go back up closer to the mid 90s by Friday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. No storm development is expected in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-2-SHOT


BETWEEN TRAVEL, VACATIONS, AND SENDING THE KIDS OFF TO CAMP, SUMMER CAN BE A PRIME TIME FOR IDENTITY THEFT.

BUT THERE ARE SOME RISKY SITUATIONS YOU CAN AVOID.

KARIN CAIFA EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER IDENTITY THEFT-PKG


YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT TO THINK ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT ON VACATION. BUTCERTAIN ASPECTS OF SUMMER FUN CAN LEAVE ANYONE IN THE FAMILY SUSCEPTIBLE TO SCAMS.

CONSUMER REPORTS RECOMMENDS TRAVELING WITH A MINIMUM NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS AND OTHER ITEMS WITH SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION. FOR EXAMPLE, LEAVE SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS AND EXTRA CREDIT CARDS AT HOME.

ALSO MAKE BANK AND CREDIT CARD COMPANIES AWARE OF TRAVEL PLANS, SO THEY CAN BETTER MONITOR FRAUD.

THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION WARNS HOTEL GUESTS OF CERTAIN COMMON SCAMS, INCLUDING CALLS PURPORTEDLY FROM THE FRONT DESK SEEKING VERIFICATION OF A CREDIT CARD NUMBER. WHEN A HOTEL REALLY HAS AN ISSUE WITH A CREDIT CARD, THEY'LL ASK GUESTS TO COME TO THE DESK TO DEAL WITH IT FACE-TO-FACE.

ANOTHER PITFALL, FAKE WI-FI NETWORKS. CONFIRM THE HOTEL'S AUTHORIZED NETWORK AT CHECK-IN TO AVOID HANDING INFORMATION OVER TO SCAMMERS.

AND IDENTITY THEFT ISN'T LIMITED TO ADULTS. CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS CAN BE A TARGET BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE A CLEAN SLATE FOR SCAMMERS TO OPEN CREDIT ACCOUNTS - AND BECAUSE MOST PARENTS DON'T SUSPECT YOUNG ONES COULD BE VICTIMS OF FRAUD.

WHEN A CHILD ATTENDS SUMMER CAMP OR ANOTHER SUMMER PROGRAM, THE F-T-C URGES PARENTS TO FIND OUT WHERE PERSONAL INFORMATION IS STORED, HOW THOSE RECORDS ARE USED, AND WHO HAS ACCESS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


SOME GM RECALL VICTIMS WON'T GET COMPENSATION


G-M SAYING IT WILL PAY UP.FOR SOME.

VICTIMS OF THE IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMM WITH G-M--- ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR A PAYOUT FROM THE AUTOMAKER'S COMPENSATION FUND.

G-M CREATED THE FUND FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO DIED. OR VICTIMS INJURED IN ONE OF THE TWO-POINT-SIX MILLION VEHICLES RECALLED IN FEBRUARY.

BUT MONEY FROM THE FUND IS NOT BEING OFFERED TO VICTIMS OF LATER *JUNE* RECALLS OF 11-POINT-6 MILLION CARS.

G-M SAYS THE RECALLS INVOLVE TWO DIFFERENT PROBLEMS.

VICTIMS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR G-M'S COMPENSATION FUND STILL HAVE THE OPTION TO SUE THE COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


BRANDS LIKELY TO DISAPPEAR-OC-SS


DO YOU ONLY BUY BRAND NAMES PRODUCTS?

ACCORDING TO 24-7 WALL STREET --

SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BUSINESSES ARE ON LIFE SUPPORT THIS MORNING.

THE FINANCIAL NEWS PUBLISHER IS PREDICTING THE FALL OF THESE FIVE COMPANIES.

LULULEMON.

DIRECT T-V

HILLSHIRE FARMS.

BLACKBERRY.

AND AEROPOSTLE.

EITHER SALES HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY --

OR THE COMPANY'S ARE BEING BOUGHT OUT.

LULULEMON MAY NOT BE ABLE TO OVERCOME IT'S SEE-THROUGH YOGA PANT SCANDAL AFTER ALL.

IF AT&T HAS IT'S WAY --

IT COULD SOON BUY UP ALL OF DIRECT-TV'S CUSTOMERS.

BALL PARK HOT DOGS HAVE A NEW PARENT COMPANY --

AND HILLSHIRE FARMS SHOULD HAVE IT'S FINAL DAY BEFORE THE END OF IT'S FISCAL YEAR.

ONCE A SMARTPHONE LEADER --

BLACKBERRY SALES HAVE DROPPED DRAMATICALLY --

AND THE COMPANY CAN NO LONGER HOLD IT'S OWN.

AND FINALLY -- THE CLOTHING YOU MAY HAVE WORN IN COLLEGE --

IS BEING OUTPACED BY CHEAPER BRANDS.

AEROPOSTALE'S STOCK PRICE HAS PLUNGED BY MORE THAN 85 PERCENT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


HOME DEPOT SELLING 3D PRINTERS-VO


3D PRINTERS AT HOME DEPOT!

UNDER A PILOT PROGRAM, THE RETAILER BEGAN SELLING *MARKER-BOT PRINTERS IN A DOZEN OF ITS STORES IN CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS AND NEW YORK.

THE PRINTERS ARE USED TO MAKE 3-D PLASTIC OBJECTS.

THE HOME DEPOT HAS BEEN SELLING THE PRINTERS ON ITS WEBSITE FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS.

THEY RANGE IN PRICE FROM 800 TO 29-HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


POSSIBLE I PHONE 6 DELAY-OC


YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT LONGER FOR THE I-PHONE SIX TO COME OUT.

INDUSTRY ANALYSTS ARE REPORTING THAT THERE IS A DELAY FOR THE ANTICIPATED LARGER SCREEN I-PHONE.

THE SCREEN WOULD BE FIVE AND A HALF INCHES.

TECH JOURNALISTS ARE SAYING THERE ARE MANUFACTURING DELAYS RELATED TO THE TOUCH SCREEN AND METAL CASTING.

APPLE USUALLY MAKES I-PHONE ANNOUNCEMENTS IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


IT'S THE MOST POPULAR SELFIE SINCE THE OSCARS.

A LUCKY OMAHA KID GETS A PHOTO WITH ONE THE WORLDS' GREATEST ROCK STARS.

AND ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE ALIVE.

PLUS KISS FANS ARE GOING CRAZY THIS MORNING!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 PAUL AND BUFFET SELFIE-ONCAM


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TZ KISS IN VEGAS-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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


PAUL MCCARTNEY SELFIE-OC-NATS-VO


A BUZZWORHTY PHOTO BY AN OMAHA TEEN.

TOM WHITE TWEETED A SELFIE STANDING IN FRONT OF WARREN BUFFETT AND PAUL MCCARTNEY!

So may I introduce to you The act you've known for all these years

THEY WERE JUST HANGING OUT ON A BENCH IN THE BACKGROUND.

WITH A THUMBS UP IN THE AIR. YOU CAN TELL TOM COULDN'T BE HAPPIER CATCHING A SELFIE WITH A BILLIONARE AND THE ONE AND ONLY SIR PAUL. Return to index of stories...


KISS IN LAS VEGAS-VO


ROCK ICONS ARE HEADED TO VEGAS!

KISS HAS SIGNED ON FOR ITS FIRST-EVER RESIDENCY, KISS ROCKS VEGAS.

THE GROUP WILL PLAY 9 NOVEMBER SHOWS AT THE JOINT, INSIDE THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO.

THE BAND, FRONTED BY GENE SIMMONS, IS EXPECTED TO PLAY "THE JOINT" STARTING ON NOVEMBER FIFTH.

V-I-P PASSES ARE ALREADY ON SALE, TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FRIDAY AT 10 A-M. Return to index of stories...


KIDS ROC BAND SIGN $1.7M DEAL-VO


SONY JUST SIGNED A 1.7 MILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH BROOKLYN METAL BAND "UNLOCKING THE TRUTH".

GET THIS A TRIO OF 8TH GRADERS!

THE BOYS HAVE PERFORMED AT COACHELLA, OPENED FOR GUNS 'N ROSES, AND ARE CURRENTLY PART OF THE VANS' WARPED TOUR LINEUP.

THEY'RE SCHEDULED TO OPEN FOR METALLICA AT A FESTIVAL IN AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


MOVIES ON THE LAWN-CGTOPS


BACK HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

YOU CAN ENJOY A FREE MOVIE UNDER THE STARS AT MERCATO, IN NAPLES.

GRAVITY, STARRING, SANDRA BULLOCK AND GEORGE CLOONEY, STARTS AT 8:30.

YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS AND BLANKETS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) OIL DRILLING DEADLINE-VOTOPS


GETTING A LAST LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

IT'S D-DAY FOR ONE TEXAS OIL DRILLING COMPANY.

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY HAS A LIST OF 9 DEMANDS TO MEET TODAY DEVELOPED BY THE D-E-P.

THEY HAVE ALREADY FAILED TO MEET ONE OF THEM.

THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE.

IF THEY DON'T MEET THOSE DEMANDS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS


AND IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES.A POPULAR CONVENIENCE STORE ALONG THE EAST COAST WILL BREAK GROUND HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A WA-WA WILL BE BUILT NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET IN FORT MYERS.

THE CEREMONY IS EXPECTED TO BEGINA AT 10.

IN THE DAY AHEAD WE ARE EXPECTED TO HEAR FROM WAWA EXECS WHO SAY THEY PLAN TO BUILD A LOT MORE STORES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LARRY AGUILAR FILES-VOTOPS


DEMOCRAT LARRY AGUILAR FROM LEHIGH ACRES WANTS TO RUN FOR THE DISTRICT 79 STATE HOUSE SEAT.

BUT HE'S NOT ON THE BALLOT.

STATE ELECTION LEADERS SAY AGUILAR FAILED TO FILE HIS PAPERWORK IN TIME.

SOMETHING HE SAYS ISN'T TRUE.SO HE'LL FILE LEGAL PAPERWORK THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TS4) SANIBEL PRESCRIBED BURNS-VOTOPS


CREWS ARE CONDUCTING CONTROLLED BURNS ON SANIBEL ISLAND THIS WEEK..

THE BIKE PATH FROM TARPON BAY TO RABBIT ROAD IS CLOSED.

BUT DRIVERS CAN STILL USE ROADS.

FIRE OFFICIALS ALSO TELL US PEOPLE SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND COVER UP OUTDOOR FURNITURE.

THE CONTROLLED BURNS ARE SET FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW IF WEATHER PERMITS. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS

Our winds will come from the west and southwest Tuesday, even during the morning hours. This setup is called "onshore flow" and when it happens it changes the weather pattern and when we expect rain in Southwest Florida.

This morning, thanks to winds coming from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll have the chance for seeing showers and even a few thunderstorms as we finish the morning and through the midday time frame. Downpours in the Gulf of Mexico will work their way onshore. Though many of these areas of rain will weaken once they get on land, you'll want to keep this in mind if you're outside later this morning.

Our onshore wind flow pattern will stay in play through Thursday. This means we stand the chance for some rain in the morning each of the next few days, with only isolated chances in the afternoon. In terms of coverage, our afternoon rain chances will be most abundant for communities along and east of I-75.

Temperatures this week look seasonally warm. Highs are expected in the low 90s through Thursday. Then they will go back up closer to the mid 90s by Friday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. No storm development is expected in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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