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DIRECTORS PAGE CAPTIVA PILOT'S FRIEND-VOWIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP CAPTIVA PILOT'S FRIEND-SOTVO
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SOTVOTOPS TCMON UKRAINE AMERICAN VICTIMS-BNC (2)SS
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-REM LIVE UKRAINE LATEST-BNC VOWIPE
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG UKRAINE LATEST-SOTVO
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-REM LIVE NFM CAR ON FIRE-TRX VOTOPS
ISRAEL LATEST-VOWIPE OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-VOWIPE
ISRAEL LATEST-SOTVO OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-SOTVO
TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-VOWIPE
TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-SOTVO
FL TEEN BODY FOUND-VO FL IMMIGRATION PROTEST-NATSVOTOPS
FEDEX INDICTMENT-VOWIPE TRACEY PERKINS LETTER FOLO-SS-VO
OR WILDFIRE-TRX VO GOV. TALKS JOBS-TCMON VO
OK AMBER ALERT-VO GOV. TALKS JOBS-SOTVO
BODIES OF HIKERS FOUND-VO GAY MARRIAGE-TCMON VO
TEACHER STUDENT SEX ARREST-VO GAY MARRIAGE-SOTVO
TEACHER STUDENT SEX ARREST-SOTVO GARDNER PARK-VOWIPE
DRUNK MOM AT MCDONALD'S-VO GARDNER PARK-SOTVO
DRUNK MOM AT MCDONALD'S-SOTVO FATHER BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-SS-(2)SOTVO
TODDLER HIT WITH WATER BOTTLE-VO PORT CHARLOTTE PURSE SNATCH ARREST-VO
TODDLER HIT WITH WATER BOTTLE-SOTVO FM LANDSCAPING SCAM-OTS
TARRED DOGS-VO MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-VOWIPE
TARRED DOGS-SOTVO WIPE MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-SOTVO
CHP LAWSUIT-TRX VO MANGO MANIA-VOTOPS
CHP LAWSUIT-SOTVO MANGO MANIA-SOTVO
BREASTFEEDING PROTEST-VO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
BREASTFEEDING PROTEST-SOTVO TEASE ONE
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A NEW IVF TREATMENT-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ TZ1 B GENETIC LINK-VOTOPS
TZ4 A BUG SPRAY-NATSVO WX TEASE-WXWALL
TZ4 B CALL THE CABLE GUY-VO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL WEATHER-PWC
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
FORECAST-PHC NEW IVF TREATMENT-TC MON
FORECAST-WXWALL NEW IVF TREATMENT-PKG
BUG SPRAY-TCMON GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-VOWIPE
BUG SPRAY-PKG REFILLING PRESCRIPTIONS-VOTOPS
MCENROE'S SON ARRESTED-OC COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
LEBRON JAMES FAVORITE ATHLETE-VO SS TEASE TWO-POP
KENNY CHESNEY CONCERT-VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
CALLING THE CABLE GUY-VO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
MTV VMA NOMINATIONS-VO BREAKING NEWS OPEN
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP MISSING CHILD
TEASE FIVE------------ TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
TZ5 A SHOPLIFTER ORDERS PIZZA-VO TZ 7 1) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH FOLO-VOTOPS-WIPE
SHOPLIFTER ORDERS PIZZA-VOWIPE TZ 7 2) CHIKUNGUYA & SWFL-SOTVO
SHOPLIFTER ORDERS PIZZA-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
PANTY THIEF-VOWIPE BRITISH OPEN-POPMON
PANTY THIEF-SOTVO BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP BRITISH OPEN-CGTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ BRITISH OPEN-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 1) TRACEY PERKINS-NATSVO FLORIDA OPEN-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) LANDSCAPING SCAM-VOTOPS FLORIDA OPEN-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 3) GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-VOTOPS BUFFALO BILLS-POPMON
CLOSE-2SHOT BUFFALO BILLS-VOTOPS
HEADLINES BUFFALO BILLS-SOTTOPS
HL1) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO NBA BASKETBALL-VOTOPS
HL2) FATHER BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-VOTOPS NBA BASKETBALL-SOTTOPS
HL3) NEW IVF TREATMENT-VOTOPS TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS BNC GOODBYE-4SHOT
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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SOTVOTOPS TCMON


"Their deaths are an outrage of unspeakable proportions."

DEVELOPING TONIGHT -- THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEADLY CRASH OF MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT M-H-17 CONTINUES -- AS PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS FOR AN IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE IN UKRAINE TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE WRECKAGE.

THE PRESIDENT DELIVERED A STRONGLY WORDED MESSAGE TODAY ABOUT THE CRASH.

MANY QUESTIONS STILL REMAIN -- AND MANY COUNTRIES HAVE A STAKE IN GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT HAPPENED, WHEN THE FLIGHT CRASHED IN EASTERN UKRAINE -- NEAR THE BORDER WITH RUSSIA.

A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS IS IN WASHINGTON TONIGHT -- AND JOINS US LIVE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-REM LIVE


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MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG


SCRIPT:

TODAY THE FOCUS TURNS TO WHO SHOT DOWN MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17.AND WHY

?

PRESIDENT OBAMA SOT:

This was a global tragedy. An Asian airliner was destroyed in European skies

, filled with citizens from many countries. So there has to be a credible

international investigation into what happened.

US OFFICIALS BELIEVE IT WAS A SINGLE MISSILE FROM A COMPLEX RUSSIAN-MADE

ANTI AIRCRAFT SYSTEM THAT'S MOUNTED ON A VEHICLE, FIRED FROM AN AREA OF

UKRAINE CONTROLLED BY RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS.

THE UKRAINIANS CALLED IT AN ACT OR TERROR. YESTERDAY THEY RELEASED WHAT THEY

SAY WERE INTERCEPTED MESSAGES BETWEEN PRO-RUSSIAN REBEL COMMANDERS.

PROVING THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE TARGETING A UKRAINIAN MILITARY PLANE.

TODAY THE REBELS WALKED BACK CLAIMS THAT THEY HAD FOUND THE PLANE'S BLACK

BOXES. AND RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL NOT REMOVE THEM FROM THE CRASH SCENE.

BUT AVIATION EXPERTS SAY THE BLACK BOXES MAY ONLY HAVE A COUPLE SECONDS OF

DATA AND WON'T REALLY GIVE ANY CLUES ABOUT THOSE KEY QUESTIONS OF WHO.AND

WHY.

Ganyard SOT:

Like a crime scene investigation-pristine not moved or could be contaminated

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE 298 PASSENGERS ON BOARD THAT DOOMED FLIGHT.

THE MAJORITY OF WHOM WERE FROM THE NETHERLANDS.

KARLIJN KEIJZER WAS A DUTCH STUDENT AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY.

SHE WAS GOING ON VACATION WITH HER BOYFRIEND.

GFX Phoner: Rachel Weigle

I'm just in disbelief and expecting Karlijn to pop up on facebook and tell

everybody she's ok.

ALSO ON BOARD - AS MANY AS 108 AIDS ACTIVISTS, RESEARCHERS AND HEALTH

WORKERS HEADING TO A MAJOR CONFERENCE IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA.

O/C CLOSE: THERE'S STILL NO CONFIRMATION THAT ANY AMERICANS WERE ON BOARD

BUT THE FBI AND NTSB WILL STILL SEND AT LEAST ONE INVESTIGATOR EACH TO

ASSIST AT THE CRASH SCENE. KT ABC NEWS WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-REM LIVE


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ISRAEL LATEST-VOWIPE


ALSO DEVELOPING TONIGHT -- ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES ARE PUSHING DEEPER INTO GAZA.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU HAS ORDERED HIS MILITARY TO PREPARE FOR A "

SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION" OF ITS GROUND OPERATION AGAINST HAMAS.

IT INCLUDES TANKS AND THOUSANDS OF TROOPS.

THIS AFTER DAYS OF AIRSTRIKES FAILED TO STOP THE ROCKET FIRE FROM HAMAS MILITANTS INTO ISRAELI CITIES.

A U-S LAWMAKER SAY HE'S IN AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL'S APPRIOACH. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL LATEST-SOTVO


"Netanyahu is doing exactly the right thing and I stand by him. I would hope the president behind the scenes is telling him that we will not get in his way until Netanyahu believes the job is done."

ONE SOLDIER WAS KILLED TODAY AS ISRAELI GROUND FORCES MOVED INTO PARTS OF GAZA.

MORE THAN 250 PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 2-THOUSAND INJURED SINCE THE CONFLICT BEGAN. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL


HERE'S A QUICK LOOK AT STORIES MAKING NEWS AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE PLANE THAT CRASHED OFF OF CAPTIVA ISLAND EARLIER THIS WEEK HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE.

CREWS WORKED THIS MORNING TO BRING IT UP AND ARE NOW TOWING IT TO BOCA GRANDE.

A BODY WAS FOUND ON THE PLANE THIS MORNING BUT OFFICIALS HAVE NOT CONFIRMED ITS IDENTITY.

THE D-E-P FILED A LAWSUIT TODAY AGAINST THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY FOR IMPROPER DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THEY SAY IT APPEARS OIL AND A MYSTERIOUS FLUID MAY HAVE CONTAMINATED A NEARBY CANAL THERE.

HUGHES' PERMITS TO DRILL HAVE BEEN REVOKED STATEWIDE.

AND WATCH OUT FOR FAKE LANDSCAPERS.

THEIR HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF A MAN CLAIMING TO BE A LANDSCAPER -- KNOCKING ON DOORS -- AND ASKING HOMEOWNERS TO COME OUT TO LOOK AT THE LAWN.

ONCE OUTISDE -- ANOTHER MAN ENTERS THE HOUSE AND STEALS JEWELRY -- THEN GOES OUT THE BACK DOOR. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN BODY FOUND-VO


THE SEARCH IS OVER FOR A FLORIDA TEEN WHO VANISHED AFTER A BOATING ACCIDENT

SEARCH CREWS DISCOVERED THE TEEN'S BODY THURSDAY NIGHT.

THE TEEN WAS OUT ON LAKE SCHIMMERHORN -- LAKE COUNTY -- WHEN THE BOAT HE WAS ON CAPSIZED.

TWO OTHER TEENS WHO WERE ALSO ON BOARD MANAGED TO SWIM TO SHORE.

OFFICIALS WANT TO KNOW HOW THE BOAT FLIPPED. Return to index of stories...


FEDEX INDICTMENT-VOWIPE


NEW TONIGHT --

FED-EX NOW FACES A FEDERAL INDICTMENT.

DOCUMENTS FILED IN FEDERAL COURT ACCUSE THE SHIPPING GIANT OF ENABLING CRIME.

HOW?

THE INDICTMENT ACCUSES FED-EX OF SHIPPING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM ILLEGAL ONLINE PHARMACIES TO ADDICTS AND TO DRUG DEALERS.

FED-EX LEADERS SAY THEY'RE INNOCENT.

A CONVICTION COULD MEAN MORE THAN 820-MILLION-DOLLARS IN FINES AND PENALTIES AGAINST FED-EX. Return to index of stories...


OR WILDFIRE-TRX VO


A WILDFIRE, BURNING IN OREGON -- CONTINUED TO GROW, TODAY.

IT' NOW COVERS 25-THOUSAND ACRES AND IT'S PUTTING UP A PLUME PEOPLE COULD SEE FOR MILES.

AT LAST CHECK -- OFFICIALS SAY, THERE'S A CONSIDERABLE RISK THE FIRE WILL SPREAD EAST.

THAT'S WHERE RAIL TRAFFIC HAS BEEN HALTED. Return to index of stories...


OK AMBER ALERT-VO


A 5-MONTH OLD IS MISSING IN OKLAHOMA.

AUTHORITIES ISSUED AN AMBER ALERT FOR HER, THURSDAY EVENING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY --

THE 47-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT CAME INTO THE HOUSE WITH ANOTHER WOMAN -- GRABBED THE CHILD AND TOOK OFF.

OFFICIALS SAY THE INFANT WAS WEARING A PINK FLORAL LONG SLEEVE SHIRT.

AUTHORITIES SAY, THE SUSPECT HAS A MENTAL CONDITION -- AND MADE COMMENTS ABOUT HAVING A VISION OF THE CHILD DYING, IN TWO DAYS. Return to index of stories...


BODIES OF HIKERS FOUND-VO


THERE IS SOME CLOSURE THIS MORNING FOR THE FAMILY OF A MINNESOTA FATHER AND SON MISSING IN COLORADO SINCE APRIL.

THE BODIES OF 51-YEAR-OLD DAMIAN MCMANUS AND HIS 18-YEAR-OLD SON EVAN WERE FOUND THURSDAY ON MOUNT EVANS, NEAR DENVER.

BOTH MEN WERE LAST SEEN HEADED OUT ON A HIKE NEAR THE MOUNT GOLIATH TRAIL HEAD, ABOUT THREE MONTHS AGO. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER STUDENT SEX ARREST-VO


A CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IS ACCUSED OF HAVING A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ONE OF HER STUDENTS.

POLICE ARRESTED THE 32-YEAR-OLD, THURSDAY.

POLICE SAY SHE EXCHANGED THOUSANDS OF TEXT MESSAGES WITH THE ALLEGED VICTIM.

INVESTIGATORS SHE ALSO PROVIDED MARIJUANA TO THE 18-YEAR-OLD AND HIS FRIEND. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER STUDENT SEX ARREST-SOTVO


"We found nude text messages that were sent from the teacher to the student. We also found probably about 2,000 text messages exchanged between the two, and hundreds of phone calls.

THE YOUNG MAN CLAIMS WATKINS ASSAULTED HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO END THE RELATIONSHIP.

WATKINS WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK MOM AT MCDONALD'S-VO


A MOTHER ACCUSED OF DRIVING DRUNK WITH HER DAUGHTER IN THE CAR FACED A JUDGE THURSDAY.

THE WOMAN IS CHARGED WITH D-U-I AND RISK OF INJURY TO A MINOR.

THE MOTHER WAS ARRESTED AFTER A WORKER AT THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW AT THE MCDONALD'S IN CLINTON, CONNECTICUT CALLED POLICE.

THE WOMAN DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO A REPORTER WHEN SHE RUSHED TO A CAR WAITING AFTER HER ARRAIGNMENT. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK MOM AT MCDONALD'S-SOTVO


Hi, um I'm an employee at McDonald's and we. she ran out of gas?"

ACCORDING TO COURT PAPERS, THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE SHE HAD BEEN AT A STATE PARK WITH HER TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

WHEN ASKED BY POLICE IF SHE DRANK ANY ALCOHOL, "SHE SAID SHE HAD TWO GLASSES OF WINE EARLIER IN THE DAY." Return to index of stories...


TODDLER HIT WITH WATER BOTTLE-VO


A NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY IS ANGRY AND CONFUSED -- AFTER SOMEONE ATTACKED THEIR TWO-YEAR-OLD SON WITH A WATER BOTTLE.

IT LEFT THE TODDLERS FACE CUT AND BADLY BRUISED..

THE FATHER SAYS -- THEY WERE WALKING ALONG THIS STREET -- WHEN A CAR APPROACHED THEM.

HE SAYS, THE CAR SLOWED DOWN.

THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS, THE PERSON THREW A HALF-FULL WATER BOTTLE OUT OF THE CAR -- HITTING HIS SON IN THE FACE. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER HIT WITH WATER BOTTLE-SOTVO


screaming and blood running

--BUTT SOT--

it hit him pretty good force the guy was going 30-35 miles and hour when he

threw the bottle.

THE FAMILY PICKED UP THE BOTTLE -- AND RUSHED THEIR SON TO THE HOSPITAL.

TONIGHT -- DECTECTIVES SAY -- THEY'RE TRYING TO GET D-N-A AND FINGERPRINTS OFF THE BOTTLE. Return to index of stories...


TARRED DOGS-VO


THE OWNER OF SEVERAL DOGS -- FOUND COVERED IN TAR -- IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME, TONIGHT.

THE QUESTION STILL REMAINS --

HOW DID THE DOGS BECOME SO HORRIBLY COVERED WITH TAR -- BURNS AND CUTS.

HAZMAT CREWS RESPONDED TO THE DISCOVERY AT A CLOSED CHEMICAL FACILITY.

THE OWNER DOUBTS HER TWO DOGS GOT INTO THIS MESS ON THEIR OWN. Return to index of stories...


TARRED DOGS-SOTVO WIPE


BOTH NEED STILL MORE EXPENSIVE TREATMENT.

THE OWNER SAYS --

SHE AND HER DOGS ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FROM RESCUERS, GROOMERS, AND PUBLIC DONATIONS ONLINE.

BOTH NEED STILL MORE EXPENSIVE TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


CHP LAWSUIT-TRX VO


THE WOMAN SEEN IN VIDEO BEING PUNCHED BY A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER - TODAY FILED A CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT.

THE SUIT ALLEGES 10 TO 15 UNPROVOKED VICIOUS BLOWS THAT COULD HAVE RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF THE 51 YEAR OLD HOMELESS WOMAN.

ATTORNEYS ASKED WHY INVESTIGATORS SERVED A FELONY SEARCH WARRANT ON THE PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY WHERE MARLENE PINNOCK IS STILL BEING HELD --

FURTHERING ALLEGATIONS THAT THE C-H-P IS TRYING TO MAKE HER LOOK BAD. Return to index of stories...


CHP LAWSUIT-SOTVO


12 27 39***the department seem to want to convict her trying to place her in

a position of criminality when point of fact it doesn't matter what she did

beforehand. 47***

--BUTT SOT--

12 42 26 I just need and want justice for my Mom, this shouldn't have

happened to her. I don't want it to happen to anyone else.***

A C-H-P COMMISSIONER SAYS THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT COMMENT ON PENDING LEGAL MATTERS AND HAS NOT READ THE SUIT.

THE WOMAN'S ATTORNEY'S SAY A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION TYPICALLY TAKES 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING PROTEST-VO


A BREASTFEEDING MOM IN UTAH -- WAS KICKED OUT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND NOW -- A PROTEST IS UNDERWAY.

MOUNT LOGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL FEEDS MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE EVERY DAY.

IT'S A FEDERAL SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM, THAT PROVIDES FAMILIES A CHANCE TO FEED THEIR CHILDREN FOR FREE.

THE WOMAN SAYS -- SHE WAS DOING JUST THAT -- WHILE BREASTFEEDING.

THAT'S WHEN SHE SAYS -- SHE WAS HANDED AN ENVELOPE BY AN EMPLOYEE.

IT WAS A LETTER FROM THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL SAYING, SHE SHOULD FIND A MORE DISCRETE WAY OR PLACE TO FEED HER BABY.

OTHER MOMS -- ARE CHIMING IN. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING PROTEST-SOTVO


"I just really feel like at the end of the day, have some dignity. Show

some respect for other people around you."

"They're still your private areas, and it's still something small children

don't need to see."

BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES --

AT LEAST 12 MOTHERS BROUGHT THEIR BABIES INTO THE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM THURSDAY TO BREASTFEED.

THEY SAY IT'S TIME THEY MAKE A STAND."

THE PRINCIPAL SAYS -- HE RESPECT THE WOMEN'S RIGHT -- BUT IS ONLY RESPONDING TO COMPLAINTS FROM OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


"ok, I'm going in."

WE PUT BUG SPRAYS TO THE TEST.

WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING MOSQUITOES!

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!

HOW TO GET BACK AT THE CABLE GUY AND SAVE ON YOUR BILL.

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


TZ4 A BUG SPRAY-NATSVO


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TZ4 B CALL THE CABLE GUY-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


Warm temperatures and reduced coverage of rain on Saturday highlight the upcoming weekend forecast across Southwest Florida.

On Saturday, a wedge of somewhat drier air will continue to be over the Florida peninsula, cutting back on the coverage of rain across the state. Though an isolated shower or thunderstorm will be remain possible, it appears most backyards in the region will trend to stay on the dry side through Saturday afternoon.

Though the coverage of rain will be below what's seasonal for July in Southwest Florida tomorrow, temperatures will be warmer than what's typical for this time of year. The average high temperature at Fort Myers is 92 degrees for this time of year. On Saturday though, temps at their warmest are expected to be closer to the mid 90s, with expected highs approaching 94 degrees at Fort Myers.

Inland areas of the state could see afternoon temps approach the mid to upper 90s just after lunchtime on Saturday.

On Sunday, we will have a more favorable weather setup to allow conditions yielding late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and storms. Highs should continue to top out just warmer than average, with temps near 93 degrees.

For the upcoming work week, showers and thunderstorms look likely in the afternoon for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures should max out in the low to mid 90s in the afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical weather conditions are generally quiet across the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. There are no tropical features in play at this time, and no organization of any tropical activity is expected through the course of the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


Warm temperatures and reduced coverage of rain on Saturday highlight the upcoming weekend forecast across Southwest Florida.

On Saturday, a wedge of somewhat drier air will continue to be over the Florida peninsula, cutting back on the coverage of rain across the state. Though an isolated shower or thunderstorm will be remain possible, it appears most backyards in the region will trend to stay on the dry side through Saturday afternoon.

Though the coverage of rain will be below what's seasonal for July in Southwest Florida tomorrow, temperatures will be warmer than what's typical for this time of year. The average high temperature at Fort Myers is 92 degrees for this time of year. On Saturday though, temps at their warmest are expected to be closer to the mid 90s, with expected highs approaching 94 degrees at Fort Myers.

Inland areas of the state could see afternoon temps approach the mid to upper 90s just after lunchtime on Saturday.

On Sunday, we will have a more favorable weather setup to allow conditions yielding late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and storms. Highs should continue to top out just warmer than average, with temps near 93 degrees.

For the upcoming work week, showers and thunderstorms look likely in the afternoon for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures should max out in the low to mid 90s in the afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical weather conditions are generally quiet across the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. There are no tropical features in play at this time, and no organization of any tropical activity is expected through the course of the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


BUG SPRAY-TCMON


WE KEEP TELLING YOU ABOUT CHICKUNGUNYA -- THE MOSQUITO BORN ILLNESS EVERYONE IN FLORIDA IS WORRIED ABOUT.

YOU NEED TO WEAR BUG SPRAY.

SO ABC WANTED TO PUT THAT TO THE TEST.

WHAT BUG SPRAY WORKS BEST?

WHAT DOESN'T WORK?

AND HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED?

A-B-C'S BECKY WORLEY STUCK HER HAND INTO A BOX OF SWARMING MOSQUITOS TO FIND OUT. Return to index of stories...


BUG SPRAY-PKG


SUMMER, SUN, SKEETERS!!

THE FIGHT AGAINST BITING BUGS HAS OFTEN MEANT SPRAYING YOURSELF WITH

CHEMICALS SPECIFICALLY DEET.

TRISHA CALVO / DEPUTY CONTENT EDITOR FOR HEALTH AND FOOD AT CONSUMER

REPORTS

01;01;46;23 TRISHA: People have been using deet for years and the

reason why they use it is because it works

BUT IN A RECENT CONSUMER REPORTS ARTICLE, THEY WARN ABOUT SPRAYS WITH MORE

THAN 30% DEET

TRISHA CALVO / DEPUTY CONTENT EDITOR FOR HEALTH AND FOOD AT CONSUMER

REPORTS

01;02;36;06 TRISHA: you want to look for products with 15-30% deet.

the lower the better.

AND THEY OFFER UP ANOTHER TYPE OF REPELLENT - A SYNTHETIC COMPOUND CALLED

PICARIDIN.

DR. SCOTT CARROLL Carroll-Loye Research

02:03:58: So the PICARIDIN active ingredient is related to molecules that

are found in plants of the pepper family

TO SEE HOW THE DIFFERENT REPELLANTS WORK, SCOTT CARROLL, AN ENTYMOLYGIST AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS PREPARES A MOSQUITO BOX FOR ME.

01:11:00 SOT BECKY: Okay. I'm going in.

FIRST I PUT MY ARM IN THE BOX -- WITH MOSQUITOES WHO HAVEN'T EATEN IN 18

HOURS - AND I'M WEARING NO REPELLENT

01:11:00 SOT BECKY: / Can I stop?

OVER 30 MOSQUITOS LANDED ON ME! NEXT DR CARROLL PUTS A DEET SPRAY ON ME.

AND.

01:25:51 SOT BECKY: / Here goes. Ten minutes, yikes. Oh they're interested

but they're not landing. I can feel them touching me and then they go away

.

NOT ONE BITE WITH DEET--- NOW FOR THE PICARIDIN SPRAY - USING THE OTHER ARM

02:18:00 SOT BECKY: Okay so one bite, one lurker. That girl is chowing! She'

s staying there for the long haul.

DR. SCOTT CARROLL Carroll-Loye Research 02:18:08: And the second one is

biting too.

IN 10 MINUTES I RECEIVED 2 BITES WEARING THE PICARIDIN SPRAY.

DR. SCOTT CARROLL Carroll-Loye Research 02:10:50: there are 200 mosquitos

in here so that would be a very low percentage that would just be 1% biting

you. 99% not.

TESTING BY CONSUMER REPORTS RATED THE PICARIDIN SPRAY EFFECTIVE FOR 7

HOURS THAT'S JUST AN HOUR LESS THAN THE DEET SPRAYS. AND PICARIDIN GOT MUCH

BETTER RESULTS THAN TRUE BOTANICALS THAT WERE MADE EXCLUSIVELY WITH PLANT

OILS

SO IF YOU'RE TRYING TO WAVE OFF THOSE PESKY SKEETERS WITHOUT DEET, PICARIDIN

MAY BE YOUR BEST BET.

FOR GMA BECKY WORLEY ABC NEWS DAVIS CALIFORNIA

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MCENROE'S SON ARRESTED-OC


THE SON OF LEGENDARY TENNIS PLAYER JOHN MCENROE WAS IN COURT THIS WEEK -- BUT IT CERTAINLY WASN'T A TENNIS COURT.

27-YEAR-OLD KEVIN MCENROE WAS ARRESTED IN MANHATTAN AFTER WHAT OFFICERS SAY WAS A DRUG TRANSACTION ON A STREET CORNER.

HE WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

MCENROE WAS CARRYING SIX CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS OF WHAT WAS BELIEVED TO BE COCAINE -- 20 OXYCODONE PILLS -- AND NEARLY 2 DOZEN UNKNOWN PILLS.

MCENROE WAS ARRAIGNED ON WEDNESDAY AND RELEASED WITHOUT BAIL. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES FAVORITE ATHLETE-VO SS


HIS AIRNESS NO LONGER RULES THE SPORTS WORLD.

KING JAMES NOW SITS ATOP THE THRONE.

HARRIS INTERACTIVE RELEASED THEIR ANNUAL LIST OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS FIGURES IN THE UNITED STATES.

MICHAEL JORDAN LOST HIS SPOT AT NUMBER ONE TO CLEVELAND CAVAILIERS STAR LEBRON JAMES.

JAMES IS NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS 11-YEAR CAREER.

JORDAN DROPS TO NUMBER TWO -- FOLLOWED BY NEW YORK YANKEES SHORTSOP DEREK JETER -- QUATERBACK PEYTION MANNING -- AND TIED AT FIFTH -- BASKETBALL PLAYER KOBE BRYANT AND RACE CAR DRIVER DALE EARNHARDT, JUNIOR. Return to index of stories...


KENNY CHESNEY CONCERT-VO


A FREE CONCERT AT THE FLORA-BAMA LOUNGE IN THE FLORIDA PNAHANDLE IS IS MAKING HEADLINES.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE PERFORMER IS COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR KENNY CHESNEY.

AND HE SAYS IT'S THE ONLY CONCERT HE'LL DO THIS YEAR.

CHESNEY GAVE HIS FANS A HEADS UP YESTERDAY WITH A TWEET

A LIMITED AMOUNT OF WRISTBANDS WERE AVAILABLE ON CHESNEY'S WEBSITE THIS MORNING BUT THEY WENT FAST.

THE FREE SHOW TAKES PLACE ON AUGUST 16TH TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOUNGE.

30-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE CONCERT. Return to index of stories...


CALLING THE CABLE GUY-VO


MOST PEOPLE DREAD CALLING THE CABLE COMPANY -- AND IF YOU HEARD THE DISASTEROUS, VIRAL COMCAST CALL THIS WEEK --

YOU KNOW WHY.

SO ABC7 WANTED TO HELP GIVE YOU WAYS TO DEAL THE CABLE GUY.

.

FIRST -- ALWAYS ASK FOR A BETTER DEAL.

SAY YOU'RE A LOYAL CUSTOMER BUT YOUR BILL IS JUST TOO HIGH.

YOU COULD GET YOUR BILL REDUCED.

NEXT -- CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION.

KNOW THE OTHER RATES AND ASK YOUR COMPANY TO MATCH THEM.

THIRD --

BE READY TO DISCONNECT.

IF THEY THINK YOU'LL WALK AWAY THEY'LL HAVE YOU TALK TO A RETENTION REP WHO CAN WHEEL AND DEAL A LITTLE MORE. Return to index of stories...


MTV VMA NOMINATIONS-VO


THE V-M-A'S.

LOOK LIKE THEY'LL BE ALL ABOUT BEYONCE.

THE M-T-V VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ARE OUT TONIGHT.

BEYOCE LEADS THE WAY WITH EIGHT NOMINATIONS --

INCLUDING VIDEO OF THE YEAR - BEST FEMALE VIDEO - BEST CHOREOGRAPHY AND BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE.

NOT FAR BEHIND ARE AUSTRALIAN NEWCOMER IGGY AZALEA AND RAP GIANT EMINEM.

THEY HAVE SEVEN NOMINATIONS EACH.

THE M-T-V VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS WILL AIR LIVE ON AUGUST 24TH FROM CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


ALREADY IN BIG TROUBLE WITH THE LAW -- ONE MAN WAS A GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT.

THE PRANK HE PULLED ON OFFICERS AND HOW THEY GOT THE LAST LAUGH. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SHOPLIFTER ORDERS PIZZA-VO


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SHOPLIFTER ORDERS PIZZA-VOWIPE


A KENTUCKY SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT FACES EVEN MORE CHARGES TONIGHT AFTER OFFICERS SAY HE PLAYED A PRANK ON THEM.

ALREADY UNDER ARREST -- AND IN TROUBLE FOR SHOPLIFTING AND PUBLIC INTOXICATION -- THE MAN MADE AP RANK PHONE CALL TO DOMINO'S.

HE ORDERED UP FIVE PIZZAS AND HAD THEM DELIVERED TO THE POLICE STATION -- UNDER THE NAME OF THE OFFICER WHO ARRESTED HIM.

THE SUSPECT SAYS HE'S NOT THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE JOKE. Return to index of stories...


SHOPLIFTER ORDERS PIZZA-SOTVO


"There was about 10 people who probably used the phone, so it's hard to say. Like I said, I never heard anyone say a word about Domino's, pizzas. Any of it."

THE SUSPECT IS NOW BEHIND BARS -- FACING FELONIES FOR A JOKE THAT OFFICERS DIDN'T THINK WAS VERY FUNNY. Return to index of stories...


PANTY THIEF-VOWIPE


INDIANA OFFICERS SAY ONE OF THEIR FELLOW COPS --

IS AN UNDERWEAR THIEF.

THE OFFICER HAS CONFESSED TO STEALING UNDERWEAR --

FROM HIS SON'S GIRLFRIEND.

THEY SUSPECTED HIM --

AND CAUGHT HIM USING A HIDDEN CAMERA.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THIS ITINY NDIANA TOWN ARE SPLIT OVER HOW SERIOUS THIS IS. Return to index of stories...


PANTY THIEF-SOTVO


"I always thought I could trust him ya know? But after this -- nuh-uh."

BUTT TO

"C'mon. There's worse things."

RIGHT NOW --

THE COP FACES TWO COUNTS OF CRIMINAL CONVERSION. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


" football brawl"

A LOCAL PRINICPAL SAYS "I QUIT"

AND SHE BLAMES THE BACKLASH FROM THIS BRAWL.

AT 6.

A NEW LETTER REVEALS HER BOILING POINT --

AND WHAT LED HER TO RESIGN.

PLUS --

THEY MIGHT HAVE THE TOOLS --

THE TRUCK --

AND THE LOOK OF A LANDSCAPER.

BUT THERE'S A SCAM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AT 6.

WHAT THE IMPOSTERS ARE REALLY AFTER.

PLUS -- YOU THINK ALIKE.

YOU DRESS ALIKE.

EVEN CUT YOUR HAIR THE SAME.

AT 6 --

YOU AND YOUR B-F-F MIGHT HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN YOU THINK.

SEE THE LATEST RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) TRACEY PERKINS-NATSVO


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TZ 6 2) LANDSCAPING SCAM-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


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HEADLINES


Great guy, lived a great life. It's just tragic that this befell him.

A DEAR FRIEND AND PILOT REMEMBERED --

AS HIS WRECKED PLANE IS PULLED FROM THE GULF AND TOWED TO SHORE.

NOW AT 7 --

THE NEW CLUES ABOUT THE CRASH THAT KILLED GREGG HOWARD.

DADDY BEATDOWN--

THE WHOOPING HE PUT ON THIS MAN--

PUNCHING AND KICKING HIM UNCONSCIOUS--

WHAT THE MAN DID--

AND WHY THE FLORIDA FATHER ISN'T FACING CHARGES.

IT'S THREE LETTERS MANY WOMEN DREAD, I-V-F--

TONIGHT WE DISCOVER A NEW, SAFER OPTION FOR IN VITRO FERTILIZATION TREATMENT.

THAT'S RIGHT NOW ON ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


HL1) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


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HL2) FATHER BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-VOTOPS


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HL3) NEW IVF TREATMENT-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS BNC


OUR BIG STORY AT 6 -- RIGHT NOW -- CREWS ARE IN THE GULF TOWING BACK THE SMALL PLANE THAT CRASHED IN THE WATER OFF OF UPPER CAPTIVA ON WEDNESDAY.

THEY'RE HEADED TO BOCA GRANDE.

THE N-T-S-B WILL TAKE THE WRECKAGE OUT OF THE WATER.

YOU CAN SEE THE PLANE IS DESTROYED -- ONE WING IS MISSING AND THE PROPELLER IS BENT.

A-B-C 7 IS THE ONLY CREW ON THE WATER TODAY -- FOLLOWING THE PLANE FROM NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

THE N-T-S-B PLANS TO TAKE THE PLANE TO GROVELAND TO INVESTIGATE WHAT WENT WRONG.

THE PILOT -- GREGG HOWARD IS PRESUMED DEAD. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS


LATE YESTERDAY - DIVERS FOUND A BODY ON BOARD THE PLANE.

THEY HAVE NOT CONFIRMED IT'S HOWARD.

THE PLANE CRASHED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON CAPTIVA DURING A NASTY STORM. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PILOT'S FRIEND-VOWIPE


THE FLYING COMMUNITY ON CAPTIVA IS SHAKEN BY THE CRASH.

THE SALTY APPROACH AIRSTRIP IS SMALL AND A DANGEROUS AREA TO LAND.

IN ORDER TO LAND ON THE ISLAND YOU MUST OWN PROPERTY ON THE AIRSTRIP.

FRIENDS ON THE ISLAND SAY HOWARD WAS AN EXPERIENCED PILOT. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PILOT'S FRIEND-SOTVO


563010 Gregg was one of those guys, if you need something, he was quick to respond, Always very humble.

5155 He was very intelligent, industrious person.

THIS IS HOWARD'S HOUSE ON CAPTIVA.

HOWARD AND HIS WIFE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF RENOVATING IT.

CONTRACTORS CONTINUED WORK TODAY.

THEY SAY THEY'RE TALKING WITH HIS WIFE -- WHO LIVES IN SAINT PETERSBURG -- ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE AMERICAN VICTIMS-BNC (2)SS


AT LEAST ONE AMERICAN WAS ON THE FLIGHT THAT CRASHED IN UKRAINE THURSDAY --

POSSIBLY SHOT DOWN.

U-S OFFICIALS CONFIRMED AMERICAN QUINN SCHANSMAN WAS ON BOARD.

A GRADUATE STUDENT FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY - KARLIJN KEIJZER - IS ALSO AMONG THE VICTIMS.

SHE MOVED TO THE U-S FROM AMSTERDAM AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL'S ROWING TEAM.

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AND IN AN EERIE TWIST --

A DUTCH PASSENGER POSTED THIS FACEBOOK PHOTO OF THE PLANE BEFORE IT TOOK OFF.

THE CAPTION SAYS "SHOULD IT DISAPPEAR, THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE."

HE WAS LIKELY REFERENCING MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370-

WHICH VANISHED IN MARCH. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-BNC VOWIPE


TODAY --

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED THE CIVILIAN DEATHS IN THURSDAY'S CRASH AN "OUTRAGE."

THE PRESIDENT SAYS EVIDENCE SHOWS THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN BY A SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE.

HE SAYS THAT MISSILE WAS LAUNCHED FROM AN AREA THAT IS CONTROLLED BY RUSSIAN-BACKED SEPARATISTS INSIDE OF UKRAINE.

ALMOST 300 PEOPLE DIED WHEN THE PLANE WENT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-SOTVO


This was a global tragedy. And Asian airliner was destroyed in European

skies, filled with citizens from many countries. So there has to be a

credible international investigation into what happened."

THE F-B-I AND N-T-S-B ARE SENDING INVESTIGATORS TO THE CRASH SITE. Return to index of stories...


NFM CAR ON FIRE-TRX VOTOPS


LET ME SHOW YOU BRAND NEW VIDEO INTO THE ABC7 NEWSROOM.

A CAR BURST INTO FLAMES THIS AFTERNOON IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

A VIEWER SENT THIS VIDEO IN --

FROM BAYSHORE ROAD AND OLD US 41.

FIRE OFFICIALS TELL US IT WAS AN ENGINE FIRE.

BUT EVERYONE'S OK. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-VOWIPE


COLLIER COUNTY ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE CELEBRATING A BIG WIN IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST OIL DRILLING.

TODAY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FILED SUIT AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

IN THE LAWSUIT THE DEP CITES LLEGAL DRILLING PRACTICES AT THE OIL WELL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE D-E-P CLAIMS THEY FOUND A DUMPSTER -- LEAKING OIL INTO A CANAL.

THAT HAS THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CONCERNED ABOUT WATER AND WILDLIFE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LAWSUIT-SOTVO


Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy of SWFL

02:16-:23

That's where we swim and we fish. Eventually these canals meet up with rivers, and bays, and beach areas that people like to recreate in.

ASIDE FROM BANNING THE HUGHES COMPANY FROM DRILLING IN THE STATE -

THE D-E-P WANTS THE COMPANY TO BE FINED MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CIVIL PENALTIES.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT'S DONE NOTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-VOWIPE


IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES ARE CALLING ON FLORIDA'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - JEFF ATWATER - TO DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE 105 WORKERS ARRESTED IN NAPLES FOR INSURANCE FRAUD.

TODAY MEMBERS OF THE FLORIDA IMMIGRANT COALITION GATHERED AT THE COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

THEY RALLIED WITH THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE ARRESTED ON WEDNESDAY.

MANY ARE STILL AWAITING THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A JUDGE.

MEMBERS OF THE COALITION BELIEVE THE BUST WAS NOTHING MORE THAN AN IMMIGRATION RAID. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-SOTVO


"They're presenting this as a workman's fraud scandal as if people didn't know that undocumented agricultural work with false papers, but the real scandal is that they're prioritizing the most vulnerable workers when there are so may crooks they could go after." Maria Rodriguez, Florida Immigrant Coalition

INCREDIBLE FRESH - OR FRESH DYNAMICS AS ITS ALSO KNOWN - IS STILL OPERATING.

STATE OFFICIALS SAY ONCE THE FRAUD INVESTIGATION IS FINISHED - OTHER AGENCIES LIKE ICE - WILL INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


FL IMMIGRATION PROTEST-NATSVOTOPS


nats of protesters

A GROUP GATHERED IN WEST PALM BEACH THIS MORNING -- SHOUTING THEIR PROTESTS ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

WE'RE EXPECTING SIMILAR DEMONSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND AROUND THE COUNTRY.

THE GROUP AMERICANS AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS ORGANIZING THE PROTESTS AND SAY 23 ARE SCHEDULED ACROSS FLORIDA ALONE. Return to index of stories...


TRACEY PERKINS LETTER FOLO-SS-VO


THE FORMER CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IS REVEALING HER REAL REASONS FOR RESIGNING.

TRACEY PERKINS LAID OUT HER ISSUES WITH THE DISTRICT IN A LETTER --

IT WAS ADDED TO HER PERSONNEL FILE TODAY.

SHE SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT.

LAST YEAR SHE FIRED THE SCHOOL'S HEAD FOOTBALL COACH --

AND THE SCHOOL WAS FORCED TO PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FINES FOR A FOOTBALL GAME BRAWL.

PERKINS WASN'T AT THE AWAY GAME.

BUT SHE SAYS -- SINCE THEN --

COLLEAGUES QUESTIONED HER COMMITMENT TO THEM AND THE DISTRICT.

PERKINS SAYS THIS LETTER WAS HER WAY OF BREAKING THE SILENCE. Return to index of stories...


GOV. TALKS JOBS-TCMON VO


UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE IMPROVING IN FLORIDA.

WHILE IN LEE COUNTY TODAY GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCED THE NUMBERS ARE THE BIGGEST INCREASE IN JOBS SINCE HE BECAME GOVERNOR.

CLOSE TO 37-THOUSAND JOBS WERE ADDED IN FLORIDA IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

THAT TAKES THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN FROM 6.3 TO 6.2-- WHICH IS BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

AROUND 100 EMPLOYEES ATTENDED THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT SHAW DEVELOPMENT IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE COMPANY IS EXPECTED TO ADD MORE JOBS AND HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS 1956. Return to index of stories...


GOV. TALKS JOBS-SOTVO


Take sot

:06

Governor Rick Scott

We cut the sales tax on machinery equipment which help companies like shaw develop. Today is a big day

SHAW DEVELOPMENT MAKES FLUID SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY AND HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES.

THE COMPANY ADDED 43 NEW JOBS THIS YEAR AND IS UNDERGOING A 2-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE-TCMON VO


THE GOVERNOR ALSO SAID TODAY THE BALL IS IN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S COURT WHEN IT COMES TO APPEALING A JUDGE'S DECISION TO OVERTURN A BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE.

SCOTT SAYS IT'S COMPLETELY UP TO PAM BONDI WHETHER SHE WANTS TO CHALLENGE THE COURTS RULING.

THE GOVERNOR WAS ASKED FOR HIS THOUGHTS ON THE HISTORIC DECISION. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE-SOTVO


Rick Scott/ Governor / 01:46:33 From my stand point and probably hers.nobody wants discrimination in our state. We have a court system. People have the opportunity to go to court to make sure their views are expressed. 01:46:42

A JUDGE IN KEY WEST SAYS FLORIDA'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE VIOLATES THE 14TH AMENDMENT -- WHICH GUARANTEES EQUAL PROTECTION.

PAM BONDI SAYS THE VOTERS WILL MUST BE RESPECTED. Return to index of stories...


GARDNER PARK-VOWIPE


ONE OF THE OLDEST AREAS IN FORT MYERS MAY BE GETTING A MAKEOVER.

CITY LEADERS MAY GIVE 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS --

TO THE GARDNER'S PARK NEIGHBORHOOD.

THAT'S AN AREA JUST EAST OF DOWNTOWN.

BUSINESS OWNERS WANT THE MONEY TO SPRUCE UP THE AREA.

THEN THEY'RE HOPING DEVELOPERS WILL BUILD PLACES TO SHOP, EAT AND LIVE. Return to index of stories...


GARDNER PARK-SOTVO


Sot

2:39:08-2:39:19

Patsy French/ business owner

"I just think it's going to blow up overnight. It's going to be kind

of your artsy district and family oriented."

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL WEIGH IN ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


FATHER BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-SS-(2)SOTVO


WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ON THE STORY EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT.

A FATHER WENT BALLISTIC WHEN HE WALKED IN ON A NEIGHBOR SEXUALLY ABUSING HIS 11-YEAR OLD SON.

THE FATHER BEAT THE MAN TO A PULP--

HERE'S THE MUG SHOT TO PROVE IT.

DAYTONA BEACH POLICE SAY RAYMOND FROLANDER HAD SEVERAL KNOTS ON HIS FACE--

HE WAS BLEEDING FROM THE MOUTH--

AND WAS UNCONSCIOUS WHEN THE DAD CALLED 911.

LISTEN.

i just walked in and found a man molesting my son and i've got him in a blood puddle for you right now officers.

Dispatcher: "Were there any weapons involved?"

caller: my fists and my foot

FROLANDER MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TODAY.

HE'S CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY.

AND IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

THE ABUSE HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE BOY WAS EIGHT.

THE FATHER IS NOT CHARGED.

THE CHIEF SAYS THE DAD WAS JUST BEING A DAD. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE PURSE SNATCH ARREST-VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARREST A MAN ACCUSED OF SNATCHING A PURSE AT A BUSY SHOPPING CENTER.

AARON WATTS OF PORT CHARLOTTE IS NOW FACING ROBBERY CHARGES.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE ATTACKED A 61-YEAROLD WOMAN AT THE PUBLIX ON COCHRAN BOULEVARD.

SHE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AFTER BEING DRAGGED BY HER PURSE STRAP UNTIL IT BROKE.

THE OTHER ATTACK HAPPENED TO AN 81 YEAR OLD WOMAn -- WHO WAS SHOPPING AT THE TAMIAMI TRAIL WINN DIXIE.

SHE WAS NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


FM LANDSCAPING SCAM-OTS


WATCH OUT FOR FAKE LANDSCAPERS.

TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ROBBED AT THEIR HOUSES BY GUYS CLAIMING TO BE WITH A LANDSCAPING COMPANY.

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED -- A MAN KNOCKED ON THE FRONT DOOR AND ASKED THE HOMEOWNER TO STEP OUTSIDE FOR A LOOK AT THE SIDE LAWN.

THAT'S WHEN SOMEONE ELSE ENTERED THE HOUSE -

TAKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN JEWELERY.

BOTH VICTIMS WERE WOMEN.

POLICE SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO REFUSE UNSOLICITED WORK.

AND IF YOU'RE SUSPICIOUS-

CALL 911. Return to index of stories...


MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-VOWIPE


THE NAPLES HIGH GRADUATE THAT CLIMBED MOUNT KILIMANJARO IS BACK.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE 25 YEAR OLD AT THE AIRPORT AS HE SAW HIS FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS BREATH-TAKING ADVENTURE.

NICK BALLO SAYS IT TOOK HIM SIX DAYS TO MAKE IT TO THE SUMMIT.

HE SAYS HE WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN IN HIS GROUP OF 30 CLIMBERS AND THE FIRST TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP.

HIS BIGGEST CHALLENGE--- THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES. Return to index of stories...


MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-SOTVO


Nick Ballo, climbed Mount Kilamenjaro

31:39-31:55

"I thought it would be a tea party at the top. I thought it would be a celebration. I had all these plans for what id do. But you get up there it's negative degrees. The wind was howling. So we took a few pictures. We smiled and we spent two hours screening down rocks at the end. "

THIS WAS A CHARITY CLIMB.

HE RAISED 7 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE AVOW HOSPICE CHILDREN BEREAVEMENT SERVICES.

THE GROUP HELPED HIM WHEN HE LOST HIS MOTHER FROM STOMACH CANCER WHEN HE WAS FIVE YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MANIA-VOTOPS


TENTS ARE UP AND MANGOS ARE ROLLING IN BY THE TRUCK LOAD.

MANGO MANIA IS BACK ON PINE ISLAND.

WE SPENT THE DAY WITH VOLUNTEERS AS THEY SET UP FOR THE TWO-DAY WEEKEND EVENT TAKING PLACE AT THE GERMAN-AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB.

ORGANIZERS EXPECT ABOUT 10-THOUSAND TO COME OUT THIS WEEKEND AND SAY THERE WILL BE NO SHORTAGE OF MANGOS THIS YEAR.

THEIR FOCUS - KEEPING THE EVENT AS 'LOCAL' AS POSSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


MANGO MANIA-SOTVO


Steve Timsak

Volunteer

23:36:20-29

"People are going to get to experience local foods and local produce

and local plants and get an Idea of what goes on in this part of the

world."

THE EVENT KICKS OFF TOMORROW AT 11.

IT'S SIX DOLLARS AT THE GATE.

PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHAMBER OF PINE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT FOR WOMEN STRUGGLING TO GET PREGNANT--

THE NEW IN VITRO FERTILIZATION TREATMENT--

AND WHY IT HAS SOME MANY DOCTORS HOPEFUL.

AND COULD YOU BE RELATED TO YOUR FRIENDS--

WHY YOUR B-F-F JUST MIGHT BE YOUR COUSIN.

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


TZ1 A NEW IVF TREATMENT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B GENETIC LINK-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


Warm temperatures and reduced coverage of rain on Saturday highlight the upcoming weekend forecast across Southwest Florida.

On Saturday, a wedge of somewhat drier air will continue to be over the Florida peninsula, cutting back on the coverage of rain across the state. Though an isolated shower or thunderstorm will be remain possible, it appears most backyards in the region will trend to stay on the dry side through Saturday afternoon.

Though the coverage of rain will be below what's seasonal for July in Southwest Florida tomorrow, temperatures will be warmer than what's typical for this time of year. The average high temperature at Fort Myers is 92 degrees for this time of year. On Saturday though, temps at their warmest are expected to be closer to the mid 90s, with expected highs approaching 94 degrees at Fort Myers.

Inland areas of the state could see afternoon temps approach the mid to upper 90s just after lunchtime on Saturday.

On Sunday, we will have a more favorable weather setup to allow conditions yielding late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and storms. Highs should continue to top out just warmer than average, with temps near 93 degrees.

For the upcoming work week, showers and thunderstorms look likely in the afternoon for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures should max out in the low to mid 90s in the afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical weather conditions are generally quiet across the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. There are no tropical features in play at this time, and no organization of any tropical activity is expected through the course of the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Warm temperatures and reduced coverage of rain on Saturday highlight the upcoming weekend forecast across Southwest Florida.

On Saturday, a wedge of somewhat drier air will continue to be over the Florida peninsula, cutting back on the coverage of rain across the state. Though an isolated shower or thunderstorm will be remain possible, it appears most backyards in the region will trend to stay on the dry side through Saturday afternoon.

Though the coverage of rain will be below what's seasonal for July in Southwest Florida tomorrow, temperatures will be warmer than what's typical for this time of year. The average high temperature at Fort Myers is 92 degrees for this time of year. On Saturday though, temps at their warmest are expected to be closer to the mid 90s, with expected highs approaching 94 degrees at Fort Myers.

Inland areas of the state could see afternoon temps approach the mid to upper 90s just after lunchtime on Saturday.

On Sunday, we will have a more favorable weather setup to allow conditions yielding late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and storms. Highs should continue to top out just warmer than average, with temps near 93 degrees.

For the upcoming work week, showers and thunderstorms look likely in the afternoon for Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures should max out in the low to mid 90s in the afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical weather conditions are generally quiet across the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. There are no tropical features in play at this time, and no organization of any tropical activity is expected through the course of the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


NEW IVF TREATMENT-TC MON


FOR THE THOUSANDS OF WOMEN STRUGGLING WITH INFERTILITY -- HAVING CHILDREN MAY SOON BE A LITTLE SAFER.

A NEW INVITRO FERTILIZATION PROCESS BEING TESTED IN LONDON -- SHOULD CUT DOWN ON COMPLICATIONS.

WITH MORE - HERE'S A-B-C NEWS SENIOR MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DOCTOR TIMOTHY JOHNSON IN TONGIHT'S HEALTHY LIVING. Return to index of stories...


NEW IVF TREATMENT-PKG


IVF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION FOR THOUSANDS OF WOMEN, IT'S THE three letter

code for a LONG, DIFFICULT path TO bearing a child. BUT NOW, RESEARCHERS MAY

HAVE FOUND A SAFER OPTION FOR at least ONE STEP OF THIS JOURNEY.

FOR I.V.F. TO WORK, DOCTORS chemically stimulate A WOMAN'S ovaries TO

PRODUCE MULTIPLE EGGS AT ONE TIME. THEN, THEY USE STRONG HORMONES TO GET THE

OVARIES TO RELEASE THE MATURED EGGS THEY NEED.

BUT SOME WOMEN EXPERIENCE dreadful side effects DURING THIS PROCESS --

VOMITING, ABDOMINAL PAIN, AND, IN SEVERE CASES, KIDNEY DAMAGE.

RESEARCHERS AT THE IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON TRIED USING A DIFFERENT HORMONE,

CALLED KISSPEPTIN. IT DOESN'T HANG AROUND IN THE BODY AS LONG. AND IN THIS

SMALL STUDY IT SEEMED TO help, LEADING TO THE BIRTH OF 12 BABIES with fewer

side effects.

WHILE NOT IN WIDE USE YET, DOCTORS HOPE THIS NEW APPROACH WILL CUT DOWN THE

difficulties OF THIS already grueling PROCESS AND STILL GIVE hopeful parents

THE CHILDREN THEY SO DESPERATELY HOPE FOR. Return to index of stories...


GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-VOWIPE


AN INTERESTING NEW STUDY SHOWS WE MAY BE GENETICALLY LINKED - TO OUR FRIENDS.

THE RESEARCH - PUBLISHED IN THE "PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE" - FOUND THAT WE SHARE MORE COMMON D-N-A WITH FRIENDS THAN WE DO WITH STRANGERS.

WE SHARE ABOUT ONE-PERCENT OF D-N-A WITH OUR FRIENDS -- THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME AS OUR 4-TH COUSINS. Return to index of stories...


REFILLING PRESCRIPTIONS-VOTOPS


NEW RESEARCH ALSO SHOWS APPEARANCE DOES MATTER -- AT LEAST WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.

A STUDY IN THE "ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE" LOOKED AT POST- HEART ATTACK PATIENTS.

THEY FOUND MANY PATIENTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO *NOT* REFILL THEIR MEDICATION IF THERE WAS A CHANGE IN THE SHAPE OR COLOR OF THE PILL -- WHEN GOING FROM THE ORIGINAL PILL TO A GENERIC VERSION.

RESEARCHERS SAY DOCTORS NEED TO RE-ASSURE PATIENTS THAT ALL GENERICS WORK EQUALLY WELL. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


THE NFL IS HERE-- THE BUFFALO BILLS ARRIVE AT TRAINING CAMP-- HERE FROM NEW BILL-- SAMMY WATKINS

PLUS-- TIGER WOODS ENDANGER OF MISSING THE CUT AT THE BRITISH OPEN-- IT CAME DOWN TO THE FINAL HOLE--- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN


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MISSING CHILD


A MISSING CHILD ALERT FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TONIGHT.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THIS GIRL.

10-YEAR-OLD BRIANNA NEWBURN WAS LAST SEEN AT THE LIGHT HOUSE BPATIST CHURCH -- SHE WAS WEARING A GREEN SHIRT AND DARK SHORTS.

SHE'S ABOUT 4-8 WITH DARK BLOND HAIR.

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TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ 7 1) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH FOLO-VOTOPS-WIPE


WATER RECOVERY--

A PILOT AND HIS CRASHED PLANE PULLED FROM THE GULF TODAY--

IN A LIVE REPORT AT 7--

WE REVEAL THE NEXT STEPS IN THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) CHIKUNGUYA & SWFL-SOTVO


hopefully bugspray will keep them away

CHIKUNGUNYA IS SPREADING--

NEW AT 7--

MOSQUITO CONTROL SAYS IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE WE SEE CASES OF THE MOSQUITO DISESE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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BRITISH OPEN-POPMON


HIGH WINDS CAUSING BIGTIME PROBLEMS TODAY AT BRITISH OPEN--- CLAIMING SEVERAL VICTIMS AT ROYAL LIVERPOOL---- BUT THE WIND IS NOTHING--- COMPARED TO RORY MCILROY-- HE'S THE ONE THREATENING TO BLOW AWAY THE FIELD--- IN FACT IF HE KEEPS THIS UP-- IT'S NOT GOING TO BE IF HE WINS---- THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP--- IT'S BY HOW MUCH--- Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS


RORY HAS A HABIT OF FOLLOWING UP A GREAT ROUND -- WITH A BAD ONE---

WELL NOT TODAY--- RORY --- ROLLS HOME FIRST BIRDIE OF THE DAY--- MCIRLOY--- SHOOTS 6 UNDER TODAY-- AND IS 12 UNDER-- LEADING BY 4 STROKES---

DUSTIN JOHNSON -- TRYING TO STAY WITHIN SHOUTING DISTANCE--- MADE A BIG MOVE TODAY-- SHOOTING 7 UNDER FOR THE DAY-- 4 SHOTS BACK AT 8 UNDER--

TIGER WOODS--- IN DANGER OF MISSING THE CUT--- GETS A BIRDIE ON 18 -- HIS ONLY BIRDIE OF THE DAY-- BUT IT WAS BIG--- TIGER JUST MAKES THE CUT AT 2 OVER PAR--- Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-CGTOPS


SO HERE'S A LOOK AT THAT LEADERBOARD---

SOME BIG NAMES CHASING RORY----

--- LOCAL GOLFER--- GEORGE MCNEILL-- MISSES THE CUT SHOOTING 5 OVER FOR THE TOURNAMENT---

SO RORY'S THE LEADER AND FEELING GOOD-- TIGER JUST MAKES THE CUT AND FEELIGN RELIEVED Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-SOTTOPS


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FLORIDA OPEN-VOTOPS


LET'S GOT TO THE BONITA BAY CLUB FOR THE - 1ST ROUND OF THE FLORIDA OPEN --

--- BONITA SPRING'S JAY WESTERLUND -- GETS THE PAR ON THE FIRST HOLE -- HE WAS 1 UNDER TODAY --

NAPLES GENE FIEGER -- THE BIRDIE ON 16 -- YES SIR -- FIEGER ALSO 1 UNDER --

CHARLES WANG -- LEADS AFTER 1 ROUND -- AT 6 UNDER -- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA OPEN-SOTTOPS


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BUFFALO BILLS-POPMON


DONALD TRUMP--- A MAN--- KNOWN FOR HIS BIG HAIR-- BIG MOUTH AND BIG MONEY--- HOPES TO TAKE ALL THREE TO THE NFL--- THE DONALD SAYS HE IS SERIOUS ABOUT BUYING THE BUFFALO BILLS --- OF COURSE WITH TRUMP-- MONEY ISN'T THE ISSUE-- -- BUT TODAY TRUMP GOT SOME COMPETITION -- ROCK STAR JON BON JOVI-- SAY HE'S INTERESTED IN BUYING THE BILLS AS WELL--- Return to index of stories...


BUFFALO BILLS-VOTOPS


WHOEVER BUYS THE TEAM-- THEY WILL BE PSYCHED TO HAVE SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT-- SAMMY WATKINS ON THE ROSTER---

--- SAMMY AND THE REST OF THE BILL REPORTED TO TRAINING CAMP TODAY---

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BUFFALO BILLS-SOTTOPS


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NBA BASKETBALL-VOTOPS


LEBRON JAMES HAS TAKEN TO SOCIAL MEDIA--- LOOKING FOR HELP ON HIS NEXT JERSEY NUMBER---

ASKING FANS ON TWITTER--- 6 OR 23--

--- 6 THE NUMBER HE WORE IN MIAMI--- 23 THE NUMBER HE WORE IN CLEVELAND---

--- MAYBE LANCE STEPHENSON CAN HELP--

--- STEPHENSON-- GOT UNDER LEBRON'S SKIN DURING THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS-- PULLING STUNTS LIKE BLOWING IN HIS EAR---

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NBA BASKETBALL-SOTTOPS


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TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


LOOK AT THIS-- TENNIS MATCH YESTERDAY--

DUDI SELA-- IS 5'7 HE LOSES TO IVO KARLOVIC-- WHO IS 6'10----

THE MEETING AT THE NET-- IS PRICELESS--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


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