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OCTAVIUS PULLEN ARRESTED-SS NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS CLIP FREE AUTISM SCREENINGS-OC-CG
ANCHOR SUPERS TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 A MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-VO-WIPE
HL1) MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE TZ4 B NBC POLL-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2) CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-VO-WIPE TZ4 C DUCKLING RESCUE-VOTOPS
HL3) CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VOTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-LIVE U 2 TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-VO TS1) CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-OC-VO-SS
CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-LIVE U 2 TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS3) CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-OC-VO
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-2 SH POP VO DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SAT LIVE MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-TC MON
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-PKG
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SAT LIVE MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-OC
MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-VO NBC POLL-OC-(5SS)
ISRAELI HAMAS VIOLENCE-VO NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
FL GAY MARRIAGE-POP-VO-WIPE TSA FEE HIKE-VO
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
CHARLIE CRIST RUNNING MATE-OTS VO-(2SS) SUMMER SAVINGS-ANIBOX
FL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS-VO SUMMER SAVINGS-PKG
NEW THIS MORNING NEWS OPEN-CLIP REAL ESTATE DRONE-OC-NATSVO
GOV SCOTT UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-OC FL COAST GUARD RESCUE-TRX-VOTOPS
STOCK MARKET TODAY-CG PRISONER PIZZA PRANK-VOTOPS
FEDEX INDICTMENT-VO PRISONER PIZZA PRANK-SOTVO
NAKED NSA PHOTOS-OC DUCKLING RESCUE-NATSVO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT DUCKLING RESCUE-NATSVO
TZ1 A CHARLOTTE PURSE THEFTS-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
TZ1 B HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-VOTOPS TZ5 B SCHOOL SUPPLIES PRICES UP-VO-WIPE
TZ1 C CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID PROTECT YOURSELF WITH BUG SPRAY-2 SH POP VO
HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-2-SHOT PROTECT YOURSELF WITH BUG SPRAY-PKG
HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-PKG CODY WXRATE-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ2 A FL SAGGY PANTS BAN-VO FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ2 B FACEBOOK PURGE-VO CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-2 SH SS-OC-ANIBOX
NAPLES DAILY NEWS CHOICE AWARDS-2 SH (7SS) NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-POP
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL NAPLES DAILY NEWS CHOICE AWARDS-POP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VO SCHOOL SUPPLIES PRICES UP-OTS-VO
NEW THIS MORNING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TACO BELL NEW MENU-VO
LEHIGH BOIL WATER NOTICE-OC-SS SELFIE TOASTER-VO
CHARLOTTE PURSE THEFTS-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
CHARLOTTE PURSE THEFTS-SOTVO TZ6 A ELAINE STRITCH DIES-VO
CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL QUITS-SS-VO-OC TZ6 Z B BEYONCE ROCK OF FAME-VO
FL SAGGY PANTS BAN-OC FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
FACEBOOK PURGE-VO ELAINE STRITCH DIES-VO
WOLFDOG UPDATE-OC-VO-BNR BEYONCE ROCK OF FAME-NATVO
EXPENSIVE ART EXHIBIT-TRX-VOTOPS MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ3 A LASTING MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE TS1) CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-VO-SS
TZ3 B BABIES READY TO TALK-VOTOPS TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE-VOTOPS
LASTING MARRIAGE-2SH-VO TS3) CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VOTOPS
VIRTUAL DOCTORS VISIT-VO TS4) EXPENSIVE ART EXHIBIT-VOTOPS
SMART CONTACT LENS-OC-SS FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
BABIES READY TO TALK-VO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


OCTAVIUS PULLEN ARRESTED-SS


THE MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN DOWN LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES LAST WEEK IS BACK IN CUSTODY THIS MORNING.

DEPUTIES TRACKED DOWN *OCTAVIUS PULLEN THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN IMMOKALEE.

HE WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE --

AND THEN RELEASED.

DEPUTIES THEN ANNOUNCED THEY WANTED TO ARREST HIM AGAIN FOR A HOME BURGLARY IN FORT MYERS.

HE'S CHARGED WITH ARMED BURGLARY, GRAND THEFT AND GRAND THEFT OF A FIREARM. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


SHOT DOWN.

AS THE WORLD MOURNS THE LOSS OF INNOCENT LIVES.

QUESTIONS MOUNT.

WHO DID IT?

WAS IT A MISTAKE.

ABC NEWS HAS NEW AUDIO TAPES.YOU'VE GOTTA HEAR

AND HERE AT HOME

INVESTIGATORS ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW

OF THAT PLANE CRASH ON NORTH CAPTIVA

HAPPENING AS WE SPEAK THEY'RE WORKING TO PULL THE WRECKAGE OUT OF THE WATER.

AND TWO CASES OF CHICKENGUNYA IN FLORIDA NOW CONFIRMED

TO COME FROM FLORIDA NOT THE CARRIBBEAN

A WARNING TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY THIS WEEKEND

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT WORKS BEST! Return to index of stories...


HL1) MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE


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HL2) CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-VO-WIPE


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HL3) CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-LIVE U 2


AMY ROB GOOD MORNING. THAT PLANE CONTINUES TO SIT OUT THERE--- THE MOOD ON THIS ISLAND IS SOMBER.

THE WING POPPING OUT OF THE WATER NOW SERVES AS A REMINDER THAT MANY PEOPLE HERE LOST A GOOD FRIEND. RESIDENTS HERE SAY THEY'RE READY FOR THEM TO TAKE IT AWAY.

WE EXPECT THE NTSB TO ARRIVE HERE SHORTLY. THEY WILL LIFT THAT PLANE OUT OF THE WATER AND BRING TO THE MAINLAND. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-VO


RIGHT NOW PEOPLE HERE CONTINUE TO SPECULATE WHAT HAPPENED.

I JUST SPOKE WITH A PILOT HERE WHO SAYS THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE AND SOMETIMES DIFFICULT RUNWAY TO LAND ON EVEN IN THE BEST OF WEATHER.

WHEN THIS PILOT CRASHED--- THERE WERE HEAVY STORMS. CONTROLLERS ADVISED HIM NOT TO FLY HERE MINUTES BEFORE. HE DIDNT LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-LIVE U 2


NOW THE NTSB MUST BEGIN WHAT COULD BE A VERY LONG INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSE OF THIS ACCIDENT.

LIVE ON NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND SAM SWEENEY ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-2 SH POP VO


RESCUE WORKERS, POLICEMEN AND OFF-DUTY COAL MINERS ARE NOW COMBING THE

CRASH SITE IN EASTERN UKRAINE WHERE A MALAYSIA AIRLINE PASSENGER PLANE WENT

DOWN, KILLING ALL 298 ABOARD.

U-S OFFICIALS SAY THE JET WAS SHOT DOWN BY A MISSLE IN THE VOLATILE REGION.

TENSIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE, PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS AND THE KREMLIN HAVE BEEN

ESCALATING THERE -- BUT ALL SIDES DENY INVOLVEMENT.

ABC'S TAHMAN BRADLEY IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SAT LIVE


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MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG


Today, the Malaysians said Flight 17 had a clean bill of health and its

communications systems were functioning normally before it went down.

Along the debris path.the fuselage.human bodies.clothing.passports

-- all clues about what brought down the Boeing 777.

All 298 people, including 3 infants, killed. E

SOT Nance

"WHEN YOU SEE WRECKAGE AND PEOPLE STILL STAPPED IN THEIR SEATS ALONG A PATH

OF 5-10 MILES LIKE WE HAVE HERE, IT INDICATES THE AIRPLANE MOST DEFINITELY

SPLIT UP AT HIGHER ALTITUDE."

U.S. officials say the working theory is that the plane was shot down by a

surface to air missile.

Officials are still trying to determine who launched the missile and from

where, but governments around the world say the initial evidence is clear.

SOT Joe Biden

"NOT AN ACCIDENT, BLOWN OUT OF THE SKY."

SOT Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister

"THIS LOOKS LESS LIKE AN ACCIDENT, THAN A CRIME."

Investigators are trying desperately to get to the crash scene.

But it's controlled by Pro-Russian rebels.

SOT Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister

"AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM MUST HAVE FULL ACCESS TO THE CRASH SITE AND NO ONE

SHOULD INTERFERE WITH THE AREA."

The rebels and Russia deny any involvement. But Ukrainian officials claim

they have evidence.

Two intercepted phone calls - including this one.

NATS

.in which a separatist at the scene reportedly tells Russian military

intelligence "we have shot down a plane."

At Amsterdam's Airport where the flight took off and in Kuala

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MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-SAT LIVE


WE ARE STILL AWAITING WORD ABOUT WHETHER THERE WERE ANY AMERICANS ONBOARD.

THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL IS HOLDING AN EMERGENCY MEETING TODAY. THEY WANT TO

KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

TAHMAN BRADLEY, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-VO


MALAYSIA AIRLINES NOW FACES FIERCE CRITICISM.

MORE THAN 100 DAYS AGO FLIGHT 3-70 VANISHED.

CREWS ARE STILL SEARCHING THE INDIAN OCEAN FOR WRECKAGE.

239 PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD.

AUTHORITIES SAY FLIGHT 370 PROBABLY FLEW INTO THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN ON AUTOPILOT WITH AN UNRESPONSIVE CREW LAST MONTH.

A NEW UNDERWATER SEARCH, FARTHER SOUTH, IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


ISRAELI HAMAS VIOLENCE-VO


TANK SHELLS ARE ROLLING ACROSS THE GAZA STRIP THIS MORNING --

THOUSANDS OF ISRAELI SOLDIERS ARE NOW IN THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORY AS PART OF A LARGE-SCALE GROUND OPERATION.

LAST MINUTE HOPES OF A TRUCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS ARE NOW DASHED.

THE INVASION IS AIMED AT DESTROYING HAMAS' ROCKET-FIRING ABILITIES --

AND THE TUNNELS MILITANTS USE TO INFILTRATE ISRAEL.

EXPERTS SAY THIS COULD TAKE ABOUT TEN TO 14 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


FL GAY MARRIAGE-POP-VO-WIPE


REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI HAS FILED A NOTICE OF APPEAL---AFTER A JUDGE RULED GAYS CAN MARRY IN MONROE COUNTY, WHICH INCLUDES KEY WEST.

HER APPEAL CREATES AN AUTOMATIC STAY THAT PREVENTS ANY SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES FROM BEING ISSUED.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW LONG THE AUTOMATIC STAY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR --

AND HOW THE STATE PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE APPEAL Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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CHARLIE CRIST RUNNING MATE-OTS VO-(2SS)


CHARLIE CHRIST HAS A NEW RUNNING MATE IN HIS RACE FOR GOVERNOR.

CRIST PICKED ANNETTE TADDEO.

HE WANTS HER TO BE THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.

TADDEO FOUNDED AND OWNS HER OWN SMALL BUSINESS IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

SHE ALSO ONCE RAN FOR CONGRESS.

CRIST -- A FORMER REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA --

IS NOW RUNNING AS A DEMOCRAT FOR HIS OLD OFFICE.

IF HE WINS THE PRIMARY --

HE'LL FACE GOVERNOR SCOTT THIS NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


FL CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS-VO


A JUDGE IS NOW DECIDING IF THE RE-DRAW FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAP. CAN WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS.

SOME REPUBLICANS LAWMAKERS INSIST IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO RE-DRAW THE MAP ANY SOONER.

EARLIER THIS WEEK --

A JUDGE SAID THE REPUBLICANS UNFAIRLY CREATED DISTRICTS TO BENEFIT THEIR PARTY.

THE REPUBLICANS WON'T APPEAL THE DECISION.

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NEW THIS MORNING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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GOV SCOTT UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS-OC


NEW THIS MORNING.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS IN BONITA SPRINGS.

INDICATIONS ARE THAT, SINCE HE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THOSE NUMBERS PERSONALLY THEY MUST BE GOOD.

IN HIS FIRST BID FOR GOVERNOR, SCOTT CAMPAIGNED ON A PLEDGE TO ADD 700-THOUSAND JOBS IN SEVEN YEARS.

SO FAR THIS YEAR THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS LARGELY REMAINED FLAT.

THE GOVERNOR IS EXPECTED TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT SHAW ON BERNWOOD DRIVE AT 9:45 THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


STOCK MARKET TODAY-CG


WE'LL BE WATCHING THE STOCK MARKET AS IT OPENS IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES. AFTER STOCKS TUMBLED THURSDAY AND CLOSED SHARPLY LOWER.

THE DROP SENT THE DOW BACK BELOW 17,000

IT WAS THE DOW'S WORST ONE-DAY DROP SINCE MAY 15.

--AS INVESTORS REACTED TO THE NEWS OF THE PLANE CRASHING.

IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR WILL HAVE THE OPENING BELL. Return to index of stories...


FEDEX INDICTMENT-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING--

FED EX IS FACING SERIOUS FEDERAL CHARGES FOR ASSISTING ILLEGAL PHARMACIES.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE SHIPPING COMPANY DELIVERED DANGEROUS DRUGS TO CUSTOMERS WITHOUT PRESCRIPTIONS.

FED EX IS ACCUSED OF SHIPPING THE POWERFUL SLEEPING AID -- AMBIEN, ANTI-ANXIETY DRUGS LIKE VALIUM AND XANAX -- AND OTHER DRUGS.

THE COMPANY INSISTS IT DID NOTHING WRONG.

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NAKED NSA PHOTOS-OC


NSA ANALYSTS INTERCEPTED YOUR MOST PRIVATE PHOTOS THEN PASSED THEM AROUND TO OTHER EMPLOYEES.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED EVERY DAY ACCORDING TO EDWARD SNOWDEN.

THE FORMER N-S-A SPY SPILLING NEW CLASSIFIED DETAILS.

IN A NEW INTERVIEW SNOWDEN SAYS QUOTE "THE FRATERNIZING PRACTICE IS SEEN AS A 'FRINGE BENEFIT' OF WORKING FOR THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


AN ABC7 CRIME ALERT FOR WOMEN.

IF YOU LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL AT GROCERY STORES.

TWO PORT CHARLOTTE WOMEN HAVE BEEN ATTACKED IN JUST ONE WEEK.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THEIVES ARE UP TO

HIGH HEELS HAVE LONG BEEN A FASHION STAPLE, AND WHILE THEY MAY LOOK GOOD, WHAT THEY CAN DO TO YOUR BODY IS NOT SO GOOD.

WE'LL EXPLAIN HOW.

TWO MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH CHIKUNGUNYA RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

ONE CASE HAS BEEN REPORTED IN LEE COUNTY.

FIND OUT WHERE IN LESS THAN TWO MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A CHARLOTTE PURSE THEFTS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-2-SHOT


WHEN MOST WOMEN PUT ON A PAIR OF HIGH HEELS THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT FASHION AND NOT THEIR FEET.

BUT WOMEN'S SHOES CAN CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS AND LEAD TO LONG TERM PAIN.

HOLLY FIRFER HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

WOMEN SEEM TO LOVE THEIR HIGH HEELS

"You can't go to a party without heels that just makes your outfit the shoes."

HIGH HEELS MAY LOOK GOOD, BUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO OUR FEET IS ANYTHING BUT PRETTY.

"High heels can cause stress fractures, tendonitis, all types of bone spurs, and encourage bunion and hammertoe formation." /It happens everyday that patients come in to my office with these problems."

IT CAN ALSO AFFECT OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY.

"When the body weight goes to the ball of your foot, the whole skeleton really has to compensate, so the knees and hips jet forward and then your back has to hyper extend backwards. This completely mal aligns not just your foot, but the entire skeleton."

THIS COULD LEAD TO ARTHRITIS, LONG TERM PAIN, AND JOINT PAIN.

STILL MOST WOMEN DON'T WANT TOGIVE UP THEIR SHOE LUST.

"I'm 32 years old and I'm bunion free and I've been wearing heels my whole life so I'm going to still rock them."

THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS THAT WOMEN WEAR HEELS NO HIGHER THAN 2 INCHES.

SO THE BEST SOLUTION MAY BE TO WEAR HEELS IN MODERATION AND PACK A PAIR OF FLATS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


HERE'S A TALKER FOR YOU.

ONE FLORIDA CITY, NOW BANNING SAGGY PANTS.

YOU CAN PAY A BIG PENALTY FOR NOT FOLLOWING THIS NEW ORDINANCE.

FIND OUT WHAT CITY APPROVED THE CONTROVERSIAL ORDIANCE.

AND IF THE PUNISHMENT FITS THE CRIME.

A SOCIAL MEDIA TREND THAT'S MAKING PARENTS WORRY ABOUT THEIR KIDS --

ONE NIGHT -- NO RULES.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE "PURGE" IS ALL ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A FL SAGGY PANTS BAN-VO


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TZ2 B FACEBOOK PURGE-VO


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NAPLES DAILY NEWS CHOICE AWARDS-2 SH (7SS)


ROB AND I ARE A LITTLE CAFFIENATED THIS MORNING

WE DIDN'T GET MUCH SLEEP.

IT WAS WORTH IT, THOUGH.

WE WERE HOSTING THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS CHOICE AWARDS LAST NIGHT.

WHAT A GREAT TIME

ABOUT 500 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB.

300 BUSINESSES HONORED FOR BEING THE BEST OF THE BEST

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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.

Mainly Dry Afternoon This Friday

Friday is finally here and it looks like it may be the best day for staying dry so far this week. Dry air from the north will help reduce rain coverage this afternoon. Latest model runs keep most of Southwest Florida dry today with a few descrete, isolated pop-ups still possible. Rain chances stay below 20% through the day.

Drier air usually means less cloud cover, so it will be mainly sunny area wide with a few fair-weather cumulus clouds out there. While rain chances are on the downside, temperatures are on the up and up. Highs running a degree or two above the norm this afternoon. Calling it 93° in Ft. Myers and 91° in Naples. Elsewhere, mid 90s inland and low 90s along the Gulf Coast. Expect high humidity values today too. Flirting near triple digit heat indices in most places today.

Heading into the weekend, Saturday looks to be mainly dry too but with slightly less dry air in place, rain chances will be bumped up just a bit. Isolated showers during the afternoon will be possible in some places.

Sunday we get back to a full blown summer-like pattern. More moisture returns and rain chances increase during the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VO


MOSQUITOES IN FLORIDA ARE NOW CARRYING THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE ARE TWO CONFIRMED CASES. MIAMI AND PALM BEACH.

THEY'RE THE FIRST TWO WHERE THE PEOPLE INFECTED DID NOT GET THE VIRUS FROM MOSQUITOS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND BRING IT BACK.

THEY GOT IT HERE.

THIS VIRUS IS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR HEALTH OFFICIALS.

IT CAUSES SEVERE PAIN THAT CAN LAST FOR MONTHS AND EVEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LEHIGH BOIL WATER NOTICE-OC-SS


IF YOU LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES --THERE'S A BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR CERTAIN AREAS --

IF YOU LIVE ON LEE BOULEVEARD FROM LEE STREET TO CALVIN ROAD --

AND FROM LEE BOULEVARD AT GUNNERY ROAD TO VARSITY LAKES DRIVE --

AND BETWEEN LEE BOULEVE AND EIGHTH STREET --

YOU SHOULD BOIL YOU WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE --

THERE WAS A WATER MAIN BREAK THURSDAY -- WHICH IS NOW FIXED.

The Florida Governmental Utility Authority has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory as of Thursday at 2:00PM, to Lehigh Acres Utility System Customers. Approximately 1000 customers have been affected on Lee Boulevard from Lee Street to Calvin Road and from Lee Boulevard at Gunnery Road to Varsity Lakes Drive and between Lee Boulevard and 8th Street

Service lines have been repaired, samples of the water were taken to a Florida Department of Health-certified laboratory and the notice will be lifted once samples show the water is safe to drink. Door hangers are being delivered to affected customers. Service is expected to be restored by Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE PURSE THEFTS-VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE WARNING WOMEN TO BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU'RE LEAVING GROCERY STORES.

IN JUST ONE WEEK TWO PORT CHARLOTTE WOMEN HAVE BEEN ROBBED IN SUPERMARKET PARKING LOTS.

PURSE SNATCHERS GRABBED A WOMAN'S PURSE STRAP AND DRAGGED HER TO THE GROUND UNTIL THE STRAP BROKE ON WEDNESDAY.

THIS WAS AT THE PUBLIX ON COCHRAN BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE PURSE THEFTS-SOTVO


""I'm not surprised and yet I am and I feel very bad for the lady that was dragged by a vehicle and I realize how fortunate I was that that didn't happen to me."

CORNELIA SCHAAD SAYS ON TUESDAY MEN STOLE HER PURSE FROM HER SHOPPING CART IN THE PARKING LOT OF A WINN DIXIE.

DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING IF THE CASES ARE RELATED. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL QUITS-SS-VO-OC


TRACY PERKINS IS NO LONGER A PRINCIPAL AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

PERKINS QUIT AND CLEANED OUT HER DESK MORE THAN THREE WEEKS **EARLIER THAN SHE ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

ABC7 GOT HER PERSONEL FILE.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER LAST YEAR --

WHEN STUDENTS WERE CAUGHT DRINKING AT A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME.

ACCORDING TO PERKINS FILE -- ADMINISTRATORS SAY SHE DID NOT HANDLE IT TO THEIR STANDARDS.

ABC7 SPOKE WITH PERKINS OFF CAMERA.

SHE FURIOUS ABOUT THE INFORMATION *NOT INCLUDED IN HER PERSONNEL FILE.

SHE WOULD NOT TELLS US WHAT HER PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


FL SAGGY PANTS BAN-OC


IT'S NOW AGAINST THE LAW TO WEAR SAGGY PANTS IN ONE PART OF FLORIDA.

IT DIDN'T GET MUCH TRACTION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AFTER A FORT MYERS COUNCILMAN PRESENTED THE IDEA.

IT WORKED IN OCALA.

VIOLATING THE SAGGING PANTS ORDINANCE COULD MEAN JAIL TIME AND A $500 FINE. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK PURGE-VO


A MOVIE CALLED "THE PURGE" MAY HAVE INSPIRED SOME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENS TO THROW OUT THE RULES AND THEIR GOOD JUDGEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

FOR ONE NIGHT-- ANYONE CAN POST ANYTHING THEY WANT.

THE FEED REPEATEDLY MENTIONS POSTING NAKED PICTURES OF GIRLS.

PARENTS WE SPOKE WITH ARE ALARMED.

THE FACEBOOK PAGE CREATED FOR THE PURGE -- HAS SINCE BEEN TAKEN DOWN.AS Return to index of stories...


WOLFDOG UPDATE-OC-VO-BNR


ARE YOU LOOKING TO ADOPT A DOG?

THE SHY WOLF SANCTUARY IN NAPLES NEEDS YOUR HELP.

IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A MONTH SINCE THE NON-PROFIT GROUP RESCUED SIX WOLF-DOGS.

HALF WOLF.

HALF DOG.

THEY HAVE BEEN SPAYED OR NEUTERED.

ALL SIX STILL NEED HOMES.

THE SANCTUARY SAYS THEY'LL HELP BUILD A PERMANENT ENCLOSURE FOR THE ANIMALS.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO ADOPT THE DOGS ON OUR WEBSITE AT ABC-7.COM Return to index of stories...


EXPENSIVE ART EXHIBIT-TRX-VOTOPS


20 MILLION DOLLARS IN WORLD RENOWNED ARTWORK.

ALL ON DISPLAY RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'RE TALKING.

PICASSO.

DALI.

WARHOL.

GALLERY 928 IN THE WESTIN CAPE CORAL RESORT WILL OPEN ITS "MODERN TO POP AND BEYOND EXHIBIT" AT SIX TONIGHT.

THE EXHIBIT IS FREE.

ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE PIECES IS A JACKSON POLLOCK PAINTING WITH A PRICE TAG OF 4 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE ART WILL BE HERE THOUGH JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


COULD SLEEP BE THE TRICK TO STAYING IN LOVE?

THIS MAY HELP YOU STAY IN SYNC WITH YOUR PARTNER.

FIND OUT THE KEY TO A LONG LASTING AND HAPPIER RELATIONSHIP.

IF YOU'RE A PARENT OF AN INFANT, YOU PROBABLY CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THOSE FIRST WORDS.

USUALLY, BABIES SPEAK WHEN THEY'RE ABOUT ONE YEAR OLD.

BUT THEY'RE READY TO SPEAK MUCH EARLIER.

THE SURPRISING NEW RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A LASTING MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B BABIES READY TO TALK-VOTOPS


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LASTING MARRIAGE-2SH-VO


WANT THE TRICK TO A LASTING MARRIAGE?

IT MAY BE HOW YOU SLEEP.

A NEW STUDY IN THE JOURNAL SLEEP.

SAYS YOU NEED TO GO TO BED AND WAKE UP AT THE SAME TIME

94 PERCENT OF COUPLES WHO FALL ASLEEP SIDE BY SIDE REPORT A HAPPIER RELATIONSHIP.

IT ALSO FOUND. MOST COUPLES SLEEP BACK TO BACK

AND COUPLES WHO SLEEP AN INCH APART TEND TO BE HAPPIER THAN THOSE WHO SLEPT 30 INCHES APART Return to index of stories...


VIRTUAL DOCTORS VISIT-VO


HOUSE CALLS FROM DOCTORS ARE MOSTLY A THING OF THE PAST.

HOWEVER, A WISCONSIN COMPANY HAS CREATED WHAT MIGHT BE THE NEXT BEST THING.

*SHE IS CALLED SOPHIE.

AND YOU CAN SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS WITH HER.

YOU'RE ABLE TO SPEAK TO THE SYSTEM, IT'S ABLE TO RECOGNIZE WHAT YOU SAY.

AND, AT THE SAME TIME, IT ANIMATES.

THE TECHNOLOGY IS STILL BEING WORKED OUT.

ITS EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE TO SOME ORGANIZATIONS BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


SMART CONTACT LENS-OC-SS


A SMART CONTACT LENS THAT CAN MONITOR THE GLUCOSE LEVELS IN THE EYE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY --

GOOGLE PARTNERED WITH SWISS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY NOVARTIS TO DEVELOP IT.

THE TECHNOLOGY GIANT FIRST UNVEILED THE CONCEPT IN JANUARY --

IT WORKS USING TINY SENSORS AND MICROCHIPS FITTED INTO CONTACT LENSES.

IT CAN MEASURE AND READ THE AMOUNT OF GLUCOSE IN TEARS -- BEFORE SENDING THE INFORMATION TO A MOBILE DEVICE SO DIABETICS CAN MANAGE THEIR CONDITION.

THEY HOPE TO HAVE THIS TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


BABIES READY TO TALK-VO


NEW RESEARCH SAYS THAT BABIES ARE ACTUALLY PRACTICING IN THEIR BRAINS HOW TO SAY THEIR FIRST WORDS. WAY BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY UTTER THEM.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT AS EARLY AS SEVEN MONTHS. THEIR BRAINS WERE STIMULATED WHEN THEY HEARD THE VOICE OF A PARENT --

AND THAT THE BABIES WERE ALREADY REHEARSING HOW TO SPEAK BACK.

THEY SAY THE SPEECH DEVELOPMENT IS A COMBINATION OF THREE FACTORS: SENSORY EXPERIENCE, MOTOR ACTIVITY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


FREE AUTISM SCREENINGS-OC-CG


NEW THIS MORNING!

PARENTS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET A FREE AUTISM SCREENING AT THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S A FREE MONTHLY SCREENING FOR TODDLERS 18 MONTHS TO FIVE YEARS OF AGE.

IT WILL START IN JUST A FEW MINUTES 9:30 THIS MORNING-

UNTIL 2 THIS AFTERNOON.

IT'S HAPPENING ON THE RONALD MCDONALD CARE MOBILE-

AT THE IMAGINARIUM ON CRANFORD AVENUE IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON ABC-7. CONFUSION RISES OVERSEAS.

AS COUNTRIES FINGER POINT WHO'S TO BLAME FOR THE COMING DOWN OF MAYLAISIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17.

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING NEXT.

AND WHO COULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT IN 2016.

A NEW POLL SHOWS WHO AMERICANS ARE LEADING TOWARDS.

SO WHO TOPS THE LIST??

AND A STORY THAT'S SURE TO MAKE YOU SMILE THIS FRIDAY.

PROOF THERE'S NEVER A DULL MOMENT ON THE JOB AS A REPORTER. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B NBC POLL-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C DUCKLING RESCUE-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 HAD A BIG DROP THURSDAY AFTER THE SHOOTING DOWN OF THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

IT FELL ALMOST A FULL PERCENT POINT. NOW BACK BELOW 17-THOUSAND AGAIN.

THOUGH FUTURES POINT TO A REBOUND.

GOOGLE CONTINUES ITS STRONG RUN.

REVENUE WAS UP 22 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. SENDING THE STOCK UP ONE AND A HALF PERCENT IN AFTER-HOURS TRADING.

IT'S PRICED RIGHT AROUND SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS PER SHARE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-OC-VO-SS


A BODY HAS BEEN RECOVERED INSIDE THE WRECKAGE OF A PLANE THAT CRASHED NEAR NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

THE PIPER PA-32 PLUNGED INTO THE GULF ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THIS MORNING IT STILL SITS -- PARTIALLY SUBMERGED IN THE WATER.

N-T-S-B TEAMS ARE BACK ON SCENE THIS MORNING TO PULL THE WRECKAGE OUT OF THE WATER.

IT COULD TAKE MORE THAN A YEAR TO FIGURE OUT WHY THIS AIRCRAFT CRASHED.

FLIGHT DATA LISTS THE PILOT AS GREGG HOWARD OF SAINT PETERSBURG.

WE'RE STILL WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT'S THE BODY INSIDE THE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE-VOTOPS


REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI HAS FILED A NOTICE OF APPEAL --AFTER A JUDGE RULED GAYS CAN MARRY IN MONROE COUNTY, WHICH INCLUDES KEY WEST.

HER APPEAL CREATES AN AUTOMATIC STAY THAT PREVENTS ANY SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES FROM BEING ISSUED.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW LONG THE AUTOMATIC STAY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR --

AND HOW THE STATE PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE APPEAL. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-OC-VO


MOSQUITOES IN FLORIDA ARE NOW CARRYING THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE ARE TWO CONFIRMED CASES. MIAMI AND PALM BEACH.

THEY'RE THE FIRST TWO WHERE THE PEOPLE INFECTED DID NOT GET THE VIRUS FROM MOSQUITOS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND BRING IT BACK.

THEY GOT IT HERE.

THIS VIRUS IS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR HEALTH OFFICIALS.

IT CAUSES SEVERE PAIN THAT CAN LAST FOR MONTHS AND EVEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-TC MON


WHEN IT WAS FIRST REPORTED THAT MALAYSIA AIRLINES HAD LOST ANOTHER PLANE -- A LOT OF YOU MAY HAVE THOUGHT. IT COULDN'T BE --

JUST MONTHS AFTER THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370 -- WHICH IS STILL A MYSTERY --

NOW THE FAMILIES ARE LEFT BEHIND WITH THE LOSS.

ABC'S LARA SPENCER HAS A CLOSER LOOK AT WHO WAS ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-PKG


THIS MORNING -- GRIEF STRICKEN FAMILES GATHERING AT AIRPORTS IN AMSTERDAM

AND KUALA LUMPUR AWAITING CONFIRMATION ABOUT THE VICTIMS ON FLIGHT MH17.

WE'VE LEARNED RIGHT BEFORE TAKEOFF ONE OF THE PILOTS SENT HIS WIFE A TEXT

MESSAGE SAYING HE WOULD BE HOME SHORTLY TO HER AND HIS TWO CHILDREN.

AMONG THE VICTIMS WE KNOW OF THIS MORNING-- THE GUNAWAN FAMILY

- RELATIVES OF AN ABC NEWS EMPLOYEE - WHO WERE HEADED TO THE PHILLIPINES ON

VACATION. HADIONO GUNAWAN WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF MALAYSIA

AIRLINES. HIS WIFE, IRENE, AND TWO CHILDREN.DARYL AND SHERRYL-WITH HIM.

AND KARLIJN KEIJZER , A DUTCH STUDENT STUDYING IN THE U.S.

SHE WAS GOING ON VACATION WITH HER BOYFRIEND.

GRFX PHONER

Rachel Weigler Phoner I'm just in disbelief and expecting Karlijn to pop up

on facebook and tell everybody she's ok.

ALSO ON THE FLIGHT, AS MANY AS 108 AIDS ACTIVISTS, RESEARCHERS AND HEALTH

WORKERS HEADING TO A MAJOR CONFERENCE IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Chris Beyrer, International AIDS Society President-Elect

This incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS sends condolences to the

loved ones.

ONE DUTCH PASSENGER-- COR PAN POSTED THIS CHILLING PICTURE RIGHT

BEFORE TAKE OFFWHAT APPEARS TO BE THE DOOMED PLANE WITH THIS CAPTION "

SHOULD IT DISAPPEAR, THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE" -

PAN AND HIS GIRLFRIEND- NOW AMONG THE DEAD.

SARAH MOONEN SAYS HER BROTHER AND A FRIEND WERE BUMPED FROM THE FLIGHT LAST

MINUTE. 2 OF THEIR FRIENDS WERE NOT.

GRFX PHONER

Sarah Moonen PhonerI felt bad for feeling good that my family hadn't been

ruined and that my brother was alive. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PASSENGERS-OC


THAT WAS LARA SPENCER WITH THAT REPORT.

WE ARE STILL AWAITING WORD ABOUT WHETHER THERE WERE ANY AMERICANS ONBOARD.

THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL IS HOLDING AN EMERGENCY MEETING TODAY. THEY WANT TO

KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


NBC POLL-OC-(5SS)


A NEW NBC MARIST POLL SHOWS DEMOCRATS ARE OVERWHELMINGLY PUSHING FOR HILLARY CLINTON TO TAKE OVER

THAT IS - IF SHE RUNS.

THE POLLS OUT OF IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOW CLINTON CRUSHES VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN 70 PERCENT TO 20 PERCENT AMONG DEMOCRATIC VOTERS IN A HYPOTHETICAL MATCH-UP.

IN THE PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND STATE OF IOWA, CLINTON IS TIED WITH SENATOR RAND PAUL 45 PERCENT TO 45 PERCENT

AND LEADS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE BY JUST 1 POINT.

SHE HOLDS LARGER LEADS AGAINST FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH at 46 PERCENT TO 42 PERCENT.

AND SENATOR MARCO RUBIO 49 PERCENT TO 40 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


TSA FEE HIKE-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

THE COST OF FLYING IS GOING UP AGAIN COME MONDAY.

BUT THIS TIME, THE AIRLINES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS TICKET PRICE INCREASE.

IT'S THE T-S-A --

THE AGENCY IS RAISING THE FEE IT CHARGES FLYERS.

THEY'RE MORE THAN DOUBLING WHAT'S ALREADY TACKED ON TO EVERY SINGLE AIRLINE TICKET --

GOING FROM $2.50 PER LEG TO $5.60 WITH NO LIMIT!

IT CAN ALSO ADD UP IF YOUR LAYOVER EXCEEDS FOUR HOURS -

THE MORE LAYOVERS -- THE MORE FEES YOU'LL BE PAYING.- Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


SUMMER SAVINGS-ANIBOX


WE ALL BRACE FOR THOSE BIG JUMPS IN OUR ENERGY BILLS -- WHEN SUMMER

TEMPERATURES START TO RISE

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY SPENDS ABOUT 400 DOLLARS TO KEEP THEIR HOUSE COOL BETWEEN JUNE AND AUGUST --

NOW THERE ARE SOME NEW GADGETS THAT CAN HELP BRING THOSE BILLS DOWN.

ABC'S LINSEY JANIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER SAVINGS-PKG


NATS - LINZIE KNOCKS ON FRONT DOOR

BECKY TORRES AND HER SAN ANTONIO FAMILY ARE TRYING TO BEAT THE HEAT AT HOME.

LINZIE: "You use your Air Conditioner a lot I'm guessing."

BECKY TORRES: "Yes I do."

THEY SAID, A HEFTY ONE-HUNDRED AND THIRTY DOLLARS EVERY MONTH TO KEEP

COOL.

BUT THANKS TO A NEW AND FREE GADGET FROM THEIR LOCAL ENERGY COMPANY, THAT'S

ABOUT TO CHANGE.

BECKY TORRES: "I'm excited. I can't wait to start saving money."

THIS THINK-ECO, SMART A-C KIT CONNECTS TO YOUR AIR CONDITIONING UNIT TO MAKE

IT SMARTER AND SAVE YOU MONEY. ALLOWING YOU TO CONTROL YOUR A-C FROM YOUR

SMART PHONEEVEN WHEN YOU'RE AWAY FROM HOME AND FORGET TO TURN IT UP OR OFF.

NATS - BECKY TORRES "turn off?" TECHNICIAN: "yes."

AND WATCH, WITHIN SECONDS

LINZIE: "poof"

BECKY TORRES: "awesome!"

LINZIE: "It's off."/ "So it's completely free and it's going to save you

money."

BECKY TORRES: "And it was easy."

BUT, WHY GIVE THESE DEVICES AWAY FOR FREE? DURING PEAK TIMES,

THE ENERGY COMPANY CAN REMOTELY RAISE THE TEMPERATURE ON YOUR A-C BY UP TO

THREE DEGREES HELPING THEM MANAGE DEMAND AND PREVENT BLACKOUTS.

AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO OVERRIDE IT.

LINZIE: "Patrick!"

PATRICK: "Hello!"

LINZIE: "I'm Linzie."

PATRICK VICK HAS BEEN USING THIS LITTLE GADGET ON AN A-C IN HIS BEDROOM, AS

WELL AS ANOTHER SYSTEM CALLED "NEST" THAT LETS HIM CONTROL HIS CENTRAL AIR.

PATRICK: "We'll do over a thousand dollars this year in savings."

YOU CAN SAVE TOO. UTILITY PROVIDERS IN NEW YORK AND BALTIMORE ARE

ALSO OFFERING FREE, SMART A-C KITS AND DIRECT ENERGY IS OFFERING REBATES ON

THE NEST THERMOSTAT IN OHIO AND ILLINOIS, WITH NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK AND

PENNSYLVANIA TO COME.

IN ALL, THE TORRES'S WILL BEAT THE HEAT AND SAVE TWO-HUNDRED AND FIFTY

DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA, LINZIE JANIS, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


REAL ESTATE DRONE-OC-NATSVO


IT CAN BE TOUGH TO SET YOURSELF APART FROM THE COMPETITION IN REAL ESTATE.

SOME AGENTS ARE GIVING BUYERS A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

"drone buzzing"

THEY'RE SENDING UP DRONES.

THE DRONE TAKES PICTURES OF THE PROPERTY TO GIVE PROSPECTIVE BUYERS A BIRD'S EYE VIEW.

THIS MIGHT BE ILLEGAL BY F-A-A STANDARDS.

BUT MANY REALTORS SAY THEY'LL RISK IT AND TEST THE LIMITS.SAYING IT PROVIDES THE WOW FACTOR THE AVERAGE LISTING CANNOT. Return to index of stories...


FL COAST GUARD RESCUE-TRX-VOTOPS


THE COAST GUARD RESCUED TWO PEOPLE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THEY CALLED FOR HELP AFTER THEIR TUG BOAT STARTED SINKING.

THEY WERE ABOUT 17 MILES OFF THE PASCO COUNTY COAST.

A HELICOPTER CREW RESPONDED FROM CLEARWATER.

THEY PULLED TWO PEOPLE INTO THE HELICOPTER, AND FLEW THEM BACK TO CLEARWATER, WHERE THEY'RE DOING JUST FINE. Return to index of stories...


PRISONER PIZZA PRANK-VOTOPS


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

POLICE IN CORBIN ACCUSE THE MAN OF ORDERING FIVE PIZZAS TO THE POLICE STATION IN THE ARRESTING OFFICERS NAME.

HE'S TRYING TO FIGHT IT SAYING IT WASN'T HIM.

FOR NOW, HE'S BEHIND BARS FACING FELONIES.FOR A JOKE POLICE SAY WASN'T THAT FUNNY. Return to index of stories...


PRISONER PIZZA PRANK-SOTVO


"I'm wrongfully accused on this here. They've charged me with two felonies over this pizza deal because I had my phone inside the holding cell."

HE'S TRYING TO FIGHT IT SAYING IT WASN'T HIM.

FOR NOW, HE'S BEHIND BARS FACING FELONIES.FOR A JOKE POLICE SAY WASN'T THAT FUNNY. Return to index of stories...


DUCKLING RESCUE-NATSVO


ABC-7 WANTS TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING-

THAT'S BOUND TO MAKE YOU SMILE THIS MORNING!

"they're underneath."

"oh, stop, stop, stop."

OUT ON A STORY THURSDAY --

ABC7 REPORTER GEORGE SOLIS AND PHOTOJOURNALIST PETER IBERSEDER STUMBLED ON A FAMILY OF DUCKLINGS OUTSIDE A FORT MYERS APARTMENT COMPLEX.

THEY HAD GOTTEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR MOTHER.

AS A GROUP, THEY PANICKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

SO PETER SHOOED AWAY CARS --

TRYING TO GET THE DUCKLINGS BACK ACROSS THE STREET TO THEIR MOM. Return to index of stories...


DUCKLING RESCUE-NATSVO


"the last one."

"the last one, we're going to put him with his family."

THEY SUCCEEDED.

THE MOTHER AND THE DUCKLINGS. ARE RE-UNITED! Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD -- A PREVIEW OF THIS SUNDAY'S NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS

HOST JEFF LYTLE WILL JOIN US --

WITH A LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AND HOW THE SAFE AND HEALTHY CHILDREN'S COALITION IS FIGHTING OBESITY.

STUDENTS ARE GETTING READY TO HEAD BACK TO CLASS.

PARENTS ITS TIME TO BUY BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

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TZ5 B SCHOOL SUPPLIES PRICES UP-VO-WIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


PROTECT YOURSELF WITH BUG SPRAY-2 SH POP VO


NOW TO A NEW ALTERNATIVE TO PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOS THIS SUMMER.

IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE CHEMICAL DEET -- THERE'S A SYNTHETIC REPELLENT THAT MAY ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING.

ABC'S 7 BECKEY WORLEY PUT IT TO THE TEST. Return to index of stories...


PROTECT YOURSELF WITH 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 Return to index of stories...


CODY WXRATE-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.

Mainly Dry Afternoon This Friday

Friday is finally here and it looks like it may be the best day for staying dry so far this week. Dry air from the north will help reduce rain coverage this afternoon. Latest model runs keep most of Southwest Florida dry today with a few descrete, isolated pop-ups still possible. Rain chances stay below 20% through the day.

Drier air usually means less cloud cover, so it will be mainly sunny area wide with a few fair-weather cumulus clouds out there. While rain chances are on the downside, temperatures are on the up and up. Highs running a degree or two above the norm this afternoon. Calling it 93° in Ft. Myers and 91° in Naples. Elsewhere, mid 90s inland and low 90s along the Gulf Coast. Expect high humidity values today too. Flirting near triple digit heat indices in most places today.

Heading into the weekend, Saturday looks to be mainly dry too but with slightly less dry air in place, rain chances will be bumped up just a bit. Isolated showers during the afternoon will be possible in some places.

Sunday we get back to a full blown summer-like pattern. More moisture returns and rain chances increase during the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-2 SH SS-OC-ANIBOX


THE INVESTIGATION INTO A DEADLY PLANE CRASH NEAR NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND MOVES FORWARD.

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS SCHEDULED BEGIN HOISTING THE PLANE OUT OF THE WATER ABOUT AN HOUR FROM NOW.

ABC -7'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY WHERE THE PLANE WENT DOWN. SAM WHATS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-POP


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE A PREVIEW OF THIS SUNDAY'S NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS --

IT'S ALL ABOUT FRACKING

AND ONE ORGANIZATION IS FIGHTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND TEACHING SWIMMING SAFETY.

HERE'S HOST JEFF LYTLE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-PKG


BLAKE GABLE

BARRON COLLIER COMPANIES PRESIDENT

WHAT COMES NEXT FOR OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY?

PAULA DIGRIGOLI

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DR. TODD VEDDER

PAST CHAIR & BOARD MEMBER

SAFE AND HEALTHY CHILDREN'S COALITION

HOW CAN THE COMMUNITY WORK TOGETHER ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY, SWIMMING SAFETY AND MORE?

JACOB WILLIAMSON

NATIONAL SPELLING BEE FINALIST

WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT IN WASHINGTON? Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWS CHOICE AWARDS-POP


ROB AND I HAD A GREAT HONOR LAST NIGHT.

WE WERE HOSTING THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS CHOICE AWARDS.

WHAT A GREAT TIME

ABOUT 500 PEOPLE SHOWED UP AT THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB.

300 BUSINESSES HONORED FOR BEING THE BEST OF THE BEST

OVER 100 CATEGORIES Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL SUPPLIES PRICES UP-OTS-VO


SUMMER VACATION IS WINDING DOWN --- SCHOOL WILL START IN AUGUST.

BUT SOME BAD NEWS PARENTS.

THOSE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

ARE GOING TO COST A BIT MORE.

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION --

THE AVERAGE FAMILY WILL SPEND ABOUT 5-PERCENT MORE THIS YEAR

THAT ADDS UP TO 26 AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS.

KIDS IN KINDERGARTEN TO 12-TH GRADE WILL SPEND NEARLY SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

COLLEGE STUDNETS EVEN MORE. Return to index of stories...


TACO BELL NEW MENU-VO


ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR SOME BREAKFAST?

TACO BELL IS EXPANDING ITS BREAKFAST MENU BY ADDING ANOTHER TWIST.

A FULL LINE OF GRILLED BREAKFAST BURRITOS COMING TO THE MENU.

IT'S AVAILABLE BETWEEN 7 AND 11 AM.

THE CHAIN NOW HAS 15 BREAKFAST ITEMS ON THE MENU. Return to index of stories...


SELFIE TOASTER-VO


YOU DON'T HAPPEN TO BE EATING TOAST FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING ARE YOU?

WELL. TURNS OUT, WHEN YOU CROSS TOAST WITH AN OBSESSION FOR SELFIES. YOU GET THE TOASTED SELFIE.

UP UNTIL NOW, THE VERMONT NOVELTY TOASTER CORPORATION'S MOST POPULAR IMAGE HAS BEEN JESUS.

BUT NOW YOU CAN SEND IN A SELFIE, THEY'LL REPRODUCE IT ON A PLATE, THE PLATE FITS INTO THEIR SPECIALLY DESIGNED TOASTERS WHICH THEY SELL FOR 75 BUCKS.

SELFIE TOASTER- A new toaster will imprint your favorite selfie on you

morning toast! Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


ELAINE STRITCH'S SIGNATURE SONG IS "I'M STILL HERE."

EVERYONE IS REMEMEBRING THE LIFE OF THE SHOW BUSINESS LEGEND THIS MORNING

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW SHE'S BEING REMEMBERED.

BEYONCE IS BEING HONORED IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE TODAY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IS DOING

AND HOW MANY MOONMEN SHE WAS NOMINATED FOR IN THE MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A ELAINE STRITCH DIES-VO


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TZ6 Z B BEYONCE ROCK OF FAME-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...


ELAINE STRITCH DIES-VO


THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD IS MOURNING THE PASSING OF BROADWAY LEGEND ELAINE STRITCH HAS DIED.

SHE WORKED WELL INTO HER LATE 80S IN MOVIES, TELEVISION AND ON THE STAGE.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LAST 60 YEARS ON SCREEN.

SHE EVEN HAD A GUEST STARRING ROLE ON NBC'S 30 ROCK PLAYING ALEC BALDWIN'S MOTHER.

SHE DIED AT HER HOME IN MICHIGAN ON THURSDAY.

SO MANY PAYING THEIR RESPECTS ON TWITTER

AND AS ALEC BALDWIN PUT IT: "I'M SURE THAT EVEN GOD IS A BIT NERVOUS RIGHT NOW."

STRITCH WAS 89. Return to index of stories...


BEYONCE ROCK OF FAME-NATVO


nats of music

AN EXCITING DAY FOR BEYONCE FANS --

OUTFITS FROM THE SINGER'S SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC VIDEOS WILL DEBUT AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM.

THE ROCK HALL JUST ANNOUNCED THE OUTFITS WILL BE SHOWN STARTING TUESDAY IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.

HER EXHIBIT WILL BE NEXT TO ICONIC PIECES FROM MICHAEL JACKSON, DAVID BOWIE AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.

BEYONCE WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR INDUCTION INTO THE ROCK HALL AS A MEMBER OF DESTINY'S CHILD IN 2022 AND AS A SOLO ARTIST IN 2027. Return to index of stories...


MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS-TRX-VOTOPS


BEYONCE IS THE LEADING NOMINEE FOR THIS YEAR'S MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS.

QUEEN BEY IS UP FOR 8 MOONMAN TROPHIES INCLUDING VIDEO OF THE YEAR FOR "DRUNK IN LOVE".

OTHER TOP NOMINEES ARE PHARRELL FOR "HAPPY" AND IGGY AZALEA'S "FANCY".

THE MTV AWARDS AIR ON AUGUST 24 IN LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CAPTIVA PLANE WATCH-VO-SS


A BODY HAS BEEN RECOVERED INSIDE THE WRECKAGE OF A PLANE THAT CRASHED NEAR NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

THE PIPER PA-32 PLUNGED INTO THE GULF ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE N-T-S-B TEAMS ARE PULLING THE SUBMERGED PLANE OUT OF THE WATER RIGHT NOW.

IT COULD TAKE MORE THAN A YEAR TO FIGURE OUT WHY THIS AIRCRAFT CRASHED.

FLIGHT DATA LISTS THE PILOT AS GREGG HOWARD OF SAINT PETERSBURG.

WE'RE STILL WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT'S THE BODY INSIDE THE PLANE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE-VOTOPS


REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI HAS FILED A NOTICE OF APPEAL --AFTER A JUDGE RULED GAYS CAN MARRY IN MONROE COUNTY, WHICH INCLUDES KEY WEST.

HER APPEAL CREATES AN AUTOMATIC STAY THAT PREVENTS ANY SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES FROM BEING ISSUED.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW LONG THE AUTOMATIC STAY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR --

AND HOW THE STATE PLANS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE APPEAL. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CHIKUNGUNYA IN FLORIDA-VOTOPS


MOSQUITOES IN FLORIDA ARE NOW CARRYING THE CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS.

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE ARE TWO CONFIRMED CASES. MIAMI AND PALM BEACH.

THEY'RE THE FIRST TWO WHERE THE PEOPLE INFECTED DID NOT GET THE VIRUS FROM MOSQUITOS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND BRING IT BACK.

THEY GOT IT HERE.

THIS VIRUS IS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR HEALTH OFFICIALS.

IT CAUSES SEVERE PAIN THAT CAN LAST FOR MONTHS AND EVEN YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) EXPENSIVE ART EXHIBIT-VOTOPS


20 MILLION DOLLARS IN WORLD RENOWNED ARTWORK ALL ON DISPLAY RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PICASSO.

DALI.

WARHOL.

GALLERY 928 IN THE WESTIN CAPE CORAL RESORT WILL OPEN ITS "MODERN TO POP AND BEYOND EXHIBIT" AT SIX TONIGHT.

THE EXHIBIT IS FREE.

ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE PIECES IS A JACKSON POLLOCK PAINTING WITH A PRICE TAG OF 4 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE ART WILL BE HERE THOUGH JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


Mainly Dry Afternoon This Friday

Friday is finally here and it looks like it may be the best day for staying dry so far this week. Dry air from the north will help reduce rain coverage this afternoon. Latest model runs keep most of Southwest Florida dry today with a few descrete, isolated pop-ups still possible. Rain chances stay below 20% through the day.

Drier air usually means less cloud cover, so it will be mainly sunny area wide with a few fair-weather cumulus clouds out there. While rain chances are on the downside, temperatures are on the up and up. Highs running a degree or two above the norm this afternoon. Calling it 93° in Ft. Myers and 91° in Naples. Elsewhere, mid 90s inland and low 90s along the Gulf Coast. Expect high humidity values today too. Flirting near triple digit heat indices in most places today.

Heading into the weekend, Saturday looks to be mainly dry too but with slightly less dry air in place, rain chances will be bumped up just a bit. Isolated showers during the afternoon will be possible in some places.

Sunday we get back to a full blown summer-like pattern. More moisture returns and rain chances increase during the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


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