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KEY LIST LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER
NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS 1) CAPTIVA PLANE-VOTOPS
LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER TS 2) MISSING MAN-SSTOPS
HL1) CAPTIVA PLANE-VOTOPS-WIPE STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP
HL2) INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE WEATHER-WX CTR
HL3) MT.KILLMANJARO MAN RETURNS-VOTOPS MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-ONCAM
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR WEDDING RING MISSING-trxVOTOPS
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH FOLO-OC-VO-SS WEDDING RING MISSING-SOTVO
CAPTIVA AIRSTRIP-trxVOTOPS CAPE CAT KILLER-VO-SS-WIPE
PLANE PULLED FROM WATER-VOTOPS CAPE CAT KILLER-SOTVO
PLANE PULLED FROM WATER-OC, BNR NFM CAR FIRE-trxVOTOPS
COLLIER CO MISSING MAN-SS (2) LANDSCAPING SERVICES SCAM-OTS-VO-WIPE
CHARCO MISSING CHILD FOUND-TRXNATVO LANDSCAPING SERVICES SCAM-SOTVO
CHARCO MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO PURSE SNATCHER ARREST-SSTOPS-VO
OIL DRILLING FOLLOW-VO FATHER BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-SS-(2)SOTVO
SCOTT ON JOBS-OTS-VO MISS IDAHO PACK-SSTOPS
SCOTT ON JOBS-SOTVO GARDNER PARK-trxVOWIPE
SCOTT ON GAY MARRIAGE-trxVOTOPS 18TH FL PANTHER DEATH-OTS-VIDBX
TRACEY PERKINS LETTER FOLO-SS-VO FL BEACHED WHALE-VOTOPS
INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-VO-WIPE THINGS TO DO-CLIP
INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-SOTVO CORVETTE CAR SHOW-CGTOPS
MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-trxVOWIPE NAPLES JAZZ CONCERTS-wipe CGTOPS
MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-SOTVO BELL TOWER KIDS EVENT-wipe CGTOPS
THINGS TO DO-CLIP COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
MANGOMANIA-CG VIDBOX TEASE FOUR---
YOGA ON THE LAWN-wipe CGTOPS TZ4 A BUG SPRAY-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL PARKS EVENT-wipe CGTOPS TZ4 B GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-VOTOPS
COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP WEATHER TEASE-WX CTR
TEASE ONE--- LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG (2)
TZ1 A RARE LOBSTER-SOTVO STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ1 B SPORTS TEASE-SOTOPS MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX CTR MAIN WEATHER-WXWALL
STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS BUG SPRAY-POP
WEATHER-WXWALL BUG SPRAY-PKG
SPORTS PKG-PKG WRONG HOME RAID-NATVO
RARE LOBSTER-trxVOTOPS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
RARE LOBSTER-SOTVO TEASE FIVE--
CHEWBARU-TRXVOTOPS TZ5 A SUMMER SAVINGS-VOTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP SUMMER SAVINGS-ONCAM
TEASE TWO--- SUMMER SAVINGS-PKG
TZ2 A MAN AND DUCK-VOTOPS-WIPE GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-trxVOWIPE
MAN AND DUCK FRIENDS-ONCAM TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS
MAN AND DUCK FRIENDS-PKG TS1) CAPTIVA PLANE-VOTOPS
MAN AND DUCK FRIENDS-ON CAM TS2) CAT MURDER-SSTOPS
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP TS3) MISSING MAN-SSTOPS
TEASE THREE---- FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP
TZ3 A) CAPE CAT KILLER-SS, VOTOPS CLOSE-OC-WEB ANI
TZ3 B) MISS IDAHO-trxSSTOPS END TIME
NEWS OPEN-CLIP  


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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HL1) CAPTIVA PLANE-VOTOPS-WIPE


AFTER DAYS OF SITTING IN THE GULF --

THE CAPTIVA PLANE THAT HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF ONE MAN --

HAS NOW MOVED FROM WATER TO DRY LAND --

WE HAVE THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


HL2) INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


PLUS--

THEY HAD FAKE IDS THAT LED TO A HEAFTY INVESTIGATION.

NOW-- THEY ARE HOPING THEY CAN BE LET GO OF SOME STEEP CHARGES.

AS A JUDGE LOOKS AT THIS IMMIGRATION RAID IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


HL3) MT.KILLMANJARO MAN RETURNS-VOTOPS


AND--

ONE MAN RETURNS HOME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

WITH A TALE THAT GOES FAR ABOVE YOUR AVERAGE MOUNTAIN!

ABC 7 CAMERAS WERE THERE TO CATCH EVERY MOMENT as HE ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN CLIP-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CTR


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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH FOLO-OC-VO-SS


GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IM LUCAS SEILER.

ABC 7 CONTINUES TO BRING YOU THE VERY LATEST ON THE SMALL PLANE CRASH THAT HAPPENED EARLIER THIS WEEK.

JUST YESTERDAY --

N-T-S-B WORKERS LIFTED THE PLANE FROM THE WATER.

GREGG HOWARD -- SEEN HERE -- WAS BELIEVED TO BE FLYING THE PLANE WEDNESDAY DURING A BAD THUNDERSTORM

WHEN IT CRASHED INTO PINE ISLAND SOUND JUST OFF THE COAST OF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA AIRSTRIP-trxVOTOPS


ABC 7 DID SOME RESEARCH THIS MORNING AND FOUND --

PILOTS TELL US THE SALTY APPROACH AIRSTRIP IS SMALL, SLIPPERY AND CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS - THERE HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTS THERE IN THE PAST.

IN ORDER TO LAND ON THE ISLAND YOU MUST OWN PROPERTY ON THE AIRSTRIP - OR KNOW PEOPLE WHO DO - AND BE ABLE TO PROVIDE PAPERWORK SHOWING YOU CAN HANDLE AIRCRAFTS LANDING THERE. Return to index of stories...


PLANE PULLED FROM WATER-VOTOPS


AND ABC-7 WAS THERE LAST NIGHT AS NTSB LIFTED THE PIPER PA-32 OUT OF THE WATER AT BOCA GRANDE'S INTERCOASTAL.

THERE. THE PLANE'S FUEL TANK WAS EMPTIED.

AND THE ONE REMAINING WING WAS SAWED OFF. THE LEFT WING WAS LOST AS THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE WATER SIDEWAYS.

FROM THERE, IT WAS HOISTED ONTO A TRAILER. Return to index of stories...


PLANE PULLED FROM WATER-OC, BNR


AS OF THIS MORNING --

THE PLANE IS NOW AT A SECURE LOCATION JUST OUTSIDE OF ORLANDO --

INVESTIGATORS FROM THE N-T-S-B WILL PULL THE PLANE APART.

AND LOOK FOR ANY CLUES AS TO WHAT CAUSED IT TO CRASH.

BE SURE AND STAY WITH US -- HERE -- AND ONLINE --

FOR ANY DETAILS ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO MISSING MAN-SS (2)


THIS MORNING --

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR A MISSING GOLDEN GATE ESTATES MAN.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS 47-YEAR-OLD PAUL GUNTHER HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

GUNTHER HAS DOWN SYNDROME AND IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA.

IT'S BELIEVED HE'S ON FOOT.

HE IS AROUND FIVE TALL. ABOUT 200 POUNDS WITH GRAY HAIR AND BLUE EYES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION --

YOU'RE ASKED TO CONTACT THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO MISSING CHILD FOUND-TRXNATVO


'celebrating the rescue'

AND IT WAS JOYFUL NOISE FOR ONE FAMILY

AS RESCUE CREWS LEARNED

MISSING BRIANNA NEWBURN WAS FOUND SAFE.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE RAN WAY FROM A YOUTH PROGRAM LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON

FROM LIGHT HOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

DEPUTIES ALONG WITH PEACE RIVER CANINE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS WERE CALLED OUT TO SEARCH.

THEY FOUND HER ALL ALONE SEVEN HOURS LATER IN THE WOODS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO MISSING CHILD FOUND-SOTVO


Lt kenrick roguska / Charlotte county so

14:25

Of course the longer the child is missing the more concern we have for that child and that child's safety:29

BRIANNA'S DOING O-K.

BUT DEPUTIES STILL DON'T KNOW WHY SHE RAN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING FOLLOW-VO


ABC 7 DISCOVERED BRAND NEW INFORMATION--

IN THE STATE'S LAWSUIT AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES OIL DRILLING COMPANY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SAYS IT APPEARS OIL AND A MYSTERIOUS FLUID MAY HAVE CONTAMINATED A CANAL

NEAR THE COMPANY'S DRILLING SITE IN NORTH COLLIER COUNTY.

THE D-E-P SAYS THEY INSPECTED THE SITE MONDAY.

THEY FOUND A DUMPSTER --

FILLED WITH HOSES, BUCKETS, AND OTHER MATERIAL --

ALL COVERED IN OIL.

D-E-P REVOKED ALL OF HUGHES' DRILLING PERMITS STATEWIDE -- DUE TO THIS NEW LAWSUIT ALONE. Return to index of stories...


SCOTT ON JOBS-OTS-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WAS IN LEE COUNTY -- ANNOUNCING FLORIDA'S LATEST JOBS REPORT.

SCOTT DECLARED IT'S HIS 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 JUST SLIGHTLY FROM 6.3 TO 6.2-- THAT'S BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


SCOTT ON JOBS-SOTVO


:06Governor 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...


SCOTT ON GAY MARRIAGE-trxVOTOPS


GOVERNOR SCOTT ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THE DECISION IS WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

WHEN IT COMES TO APPEALING A JUDGE'S DECISION TO OVERTURN FLORIDA'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE.

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

ALTHOUGH - THE GOVERNOR WAS ASKED FOR HIS THOUGHTS ON THE HISTORIC DECISION AND DID NOT ELABORATE ON WHETHER HE THINKS A BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE IS DISCRIMINATION.

BONDI SAYS THE WILL OF THE VOTERS -- WHO PASSED THE BAN -- SHOULD BE RESPECTED. Return to index of stories...


TRACEY PERKINS LETTER FOLO-SS-VO


NEW DETAILS HAVE EMERGED ABOUT THE FORMER CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL --

AND WHY SHE RECENTLY RESIGED.

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

IT WAS ADDED TO HER PERSONNEL FILE YESTERDAY.

SHE SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT.

JUST 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 HER SILENCE. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH UPDATE-VO-WIPE


IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES ARE CALLING ON FLORIDA'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER -

JEFF ATWATER -

TO DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST 105 WORKERS ARRESTED IN NAPLES FOR INSURANCE FRAUD THIS PAST WEEK.

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

THEY RALLIED WITH THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE ARRESTED WEDNESDAY.

MANY ARE STILL WAITING ON THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN COURT.

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

THIS MORNING --

FRESH DYNAMICS - IS STILL OPERATING.

STATE OFFICIALS SAY ONCE THE FRAUD INVESTIGATION IS FINISHED -

OTHER AGENCIES LIKE ICE - WILL INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


MT. KILIMANJARO CLIMBER-trxVOWIPE


AND IT WAS A HAPPY DAY AT R-S-W YESTERDAY.

THE NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WHO CLIMBED MOUNT KILIMANJARO RETURNED SAFELY.

ABC 7 CAUGHT UP WITH THE 25 YEAR OLD AT THE AIRPORT--

AS HE SAW HIS FAMILY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS 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 TEMPS AT THE TOP. 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. "

BALLO -- 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...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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MANGOMANIA-CG VIDBOX


IF YOU NEED SOME THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND --

ABC 7 HAS YOU COVERED.

THE 18TH ANNUAL MANGO-MANIA FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TODAY.

THEY BEGAN SETTING UP YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

IT WILL BE IN CAPE CORAL, STARTING AT 10 A-M.

THE EVENT WILL FEATURE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD CONTESTS, ARTS AND CRAFTS --

AND A VARIETY OF TASTY MANGOS AND OTHER LOCAL FRUITS.

- July 19 & 20: 10 am 18th Annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair with live entertainment, tropical fruits, food contests, kid's games, raffles, arts & crafts and the Mango Parade at the German American Social Club, located at 2010 Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, FL. Sponsored by the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.MangoManiaFl.com. Return to index of stories...


YOGA ON THE LAWN-wipe CGTOPS


IF YOU'RE INTO YOGA --

HERE'S AN EVENT FOR YOU.

YOU CAN HEAD TO "YOGA ON THE LAWN" TODAY AT THE HYATT --

AT COCONUT POINT.

IT'S A FREE FITNESS EVENT FROM 9-10.

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME, FROM BEGINNERS TO EXPERTS.

YOU SHOULD BRING YOUR OWN YOGA MAT AND WATER. ALSO ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE BEST LOCATION ON THE LAWN! Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL PARKS EVENT-wipe CGTOPS


AND - JULY IS NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION MONTH --

AND TO CELEBRATE --

THERE'S A FAMILY EVENT AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB TODAY.

IT'S FROM 10 TO 1.

ACTIVITES ARE PLANNED FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY.

IT INCLUDES AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL, KIDS CRAFTS, BEACH GAMES AND A SCAVENGER HUNT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---


There she was, sitting in a crate of lobsters and my son thought our guy was playing a joke

SITTING THERE --

AND IN A RARE FORM.

ONE LOCAL -- RECEIVED A DELIVERY --YOU DON'T SEE EVERYDAY.

HEAR EXACTLY WHAT HE PLANS ON DOING WITH IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A RARE LOBSTER-SOTVO


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TZ1 B SPORTS TEASE-SOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX CTR


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STORMWARN CLIP-CLIPTOPS


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WEATHER-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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS PKG-PKG


WHO'S THE BEST GOLFER OF ALL TIME. WELL THAT ANSWER PROBABLY DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU'RE FROM AND HOW OLD YOU ARE. NO MATTER WHAT. TOM WATSON HAS TO BE IN THE CONVERSATION. THE MAN WON 71 EVENTS DURING HIS CAREER. INCLUDING 5 BRITISH OPEN TITLES. --- WATSON STILL WITH SOME MAGIC -- AT THE OPEN-- MAKING THE CUT AT THE AGE OF 6

WATSON MAKES THE CUT

WHAT ABOUT TIGER WOODS--

--- HE DOES TOO--- BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH-- GETS THE BIRDIE ON 18--- HIS ONLY BIRDIE OF THE DAY-- BUT IT WAS BIG-- THAT MOVED HIM TO 2 OVER-- WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE CUTLINE---

--- LAST YEAR'S CHAMP-- PHIL MICKELSON-- HE'S EVEN PAR FOR THE TOURNAMENT-- BUT HE'S GOT SOME SERIOUS GROUND TO MAKE UP---

THAT'S BECAUSE RORY MCILROY-- IS THREATENING TO RUN AWAY WITH THIS THING-- SHOOTS 6 UNDER FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW-----

--- RORY LEADS BY 4 STROKES AT 12 UNDER PAR---

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

DUSTIN JOHNSON-- WITHIN SHOUTING DISTANCE -- AT 8 UNDER PAR---

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

BUT RORY'S THE LEADER AND FEELING GOOD--

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 --

BOTH GUYS -- 5 SHOTS OFF THE LEAD---

THE FLORIDA OPEN-- IS THE BEST AMATEURS AND CLUB PROS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA

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 --- -- BUT TRUMP HAS COMPANY -- TODAY -- ROCK STAR JON BON JOVI-- SAID HE'S INTERESTED IN BUYING THE BILLS AS WELL---

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---

-- WATKINS SAYS THE ADJUSTMENT FROM COLLEGE TO THE PROS IS A BIG ONE-- BUT HE'LL BE FINE

RIVERDALE GRAD TERRENCE CODY WILL NOT BE ON THE FIELD AT THE START OF TRAINING CAMP WITH THE BALTIMORE RAVENS---

-- CODY-- WHO HAD HIP SURGERY IN THE OFF-SEASON-- HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE PHYSICALL UNBLE TO PERFORM LIST---

THE RAVENS SAY TERRENCE IS MAKING PROGRESS-- AND CAN STAR PRACTICE-- WHENEVER HE READY

THE MIAMI HEAT -- HAVE BEEN BUSY SINCE LEBRON JAMES SKIPPED TOWN---

AND THAT CONTINUES TODAY--- THE HEAT SIGNED UDONIS HASLEM TO A 2 YEAR DEAL-----

-- THEY ALSO SIGEND FIRST ROUND PICK SHABAZZ NAPIER

MEANWHILE 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-- NOW WITH THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS--- BECAME FAMOUS FOR BLOWING INTO LEBRON JAMES EAR--- DURNING THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS-- TOLD REPORTERS TODAY-- THAT'S NOT WHAT HE'S ALL ABOUT---

WITH THE TRADE DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES-- WILL THE RED SOX BE BUYERS--- SELLERS--- OR SPECTATORS---- BOSTON STARTS THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON-- IN LAST PLACE-- BUT ACCORDING TO GENERAL MANAGER-- BEN CHERINGTON -- THE SOX ARE NOT THROWING IN THE TOWEL JUST YET--

RED SOX KICK THINGS OFF WITH THE ROYALS TONIGHT---

THINGS NOT LOOKING GOOD UNTIL THE 6TH--- XANDER BOGARTS--- GOING DEAD CENTER-- WITH THIS PITCH-- 2-RUN SHOT--- 4-3 ROYALS---

JOHNNY GOMES-- ADDED A 2 RUN HOMER OF HIS OWN-- AND THE RED SOX WIN-- 5-4

RAYS AND TWINS---

BEN ZOBRIST -- PUTS THIS GAME OUT OF REACH IN THE 5TH---- PUTS THIS IN ONE IN THE SEATS---- 2-RUN SHOT---

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...


RARE LOBSTER-trxVOTOPS


IF YOUR IN THE MOOD FOR SOME SEAFOOD --

YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT THIS RARE DELIVERY --

TO A NAPLES RESTAURANT!

THIS LOBSTER WON'T END UP ON A PLATE AT "BILL'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD" --

BECAUSE HE'S ORANGE!

NORMALLY THEY ONLY TURN ORANGE --

*AFTER* THEY'RE COOKED.

ACCORDING TO MARINE EXPERTS --

JUST ONE IN 10 MILLION SPORT THIS COLOR WHILE THEY'RE ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


RARE LOBSTER-SOTVO


Bill Sarro/ Restaurant Owner

There she was, sitting in a crate of lobsters and my son thought our guy was playing a joke, that they sent a cooked lobster. Until the claws started moving and he started running in the crate. 14

OWNER BILL SARRO DECIDED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DESERVED TO SEE IT --

SO HE MOVED IT TO HIS RESTAURANT HERE.

HE PLANS TO KEEP THE LOBSTER ON DISPLAY IN A TANK --

UNLESS HE CAN DONATE IT FOR RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


CHEWBARU-TRXVOTOPS


AND CHECK THIS OUT!

IT'S PART CAR,

PART DENTISTRY

AND PART POP-ART.

THIS SO-CALLED "CHEWBARU" TRIGGERED SOME ONLOOKER DELAYS IN MONTANA.

IT'S A 95 SUBARU -- COVERED IN DENTURES, TOOTHBRUSHES, AND DENTAL TOOLS.

IT'S BEEN FEATURED IN DOZENS OF ART CAR SHOWS.

IT DEBUTED IN 2006. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---


IT'S A STORY THAT LEFT ONE MAN WITH A FOLLOWER --LITERALLY!

STILL TO COME -

A STORY OF A UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A MAN - AND HIS FEATHERY NEW FRIEND.

BUT FIRST --

WE WANT YOU TO GET NEWS ANYTIME -- ANYWHERE!

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OUR NEWS AND WEATHER APPS!

OR YOU CAN HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM--

WE ARE ALWAYS POWERED UP WITH BREAKING NEWS AND WEATHER UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A MAN AND DUCK-VOTOPS-WIPE


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MAN AND DUCK FRIENDS-ONCAM


IF YOU NEED A STORY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY --

THIS NEXT ONE MAY JUST DO THAT.

A TWIN CITIES MAN'S LIFE CHANGED --

WHEN HE TOOK A FEATHERED FRIEND HOME AFTER SHE WAS RESCUED FROM A STORM SEWER.

THAT ENDED UP TURNING INTO AN INSEPARABLE BOND.

JANA SHORTAL HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MAN AND DUCK FRIENDS-PKG


NESTLED IN A WAREHOUSE IN NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS, IS A GEM OF A PLACE.

"Just started 28 years ago."

THAT HOUSES SOME OF THE BEST NEON.THIS SIDE OF THE ROCKIES.

BUT IT'S THE APPRENTICE OF THE SHOP.THESE DAYS.THAT'S HOGGING THE SPOTLIGHT.

"This is a normal environment for this duck."

YEAH YOU AREN'T SEEING THINGS.THIS IS HOME.FOR 4 WEEK OLD QUACKERS.

"I don't think it thinks it's a duck, but don't tell it that."

IT ALL STARTED.ABOUT A MONTH AGO.

STREET CREWS FOUND THE DAY OLD DUCK STRUGGLING IN A STORM SEWER.SO THEY PULLED HER OUT.JUST WHEN FATE CUED ON MATT.TO WALK BY.

"We came out from lunch and they had the duck and they said we can't take it with us so I said my son and I will help raise the duck and they gave it to me."

IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN NATURE'S CHOICE.BUT NURTURE.WELL THAT SEEMS TO BE WORKING OUT.

" Hey it's better than a sewer you know, better than a St. Paul sewer let me tell you."

EVERY DAY.QUACKERS COMES TO WORK WITH MATT.

AND AS THE TIME PASSES IN THE SHOP.THEY STAY THICK AS THIEVES.

EVEN PRIVATE MOMENTS.ARE SHARED.

"That duck just pooped on my pattern."

IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE.YET.ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD.

BECAUSE MATT.HE CHOSE THIS LITTLE GAL.AS A FRIEND.

"A very loyal friend. Everywhere I go. If I had to walk from here to home that duck would be one inch off my heels."

BUT THIS LITTLE TAG ALONG.CHOSE MATT.AS HER FAMILY.

SO SHE SHE'LL BE SURE.TO WADDLE.IN HIS FOOTSTEPS.

"How you would like me as your mom? Hahahaha." Return to index of stories...


MAN AND DUCK FRIENDS-ON CAM


MATT SAYS HE'S GOING TO KEEP THE DUCK UNTIL SHE LEARNS TO FLY.

BUT IF QUAKERS CHOOSES TO STAY--

HE'LL BE GLAD TO KEEP HER. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE----


ITS A CRIME THAT HAS LEFT ONE FAMILY WITHOUT ANSWERS -- AND IN SHOCK.

AS THEY NOW ARE LEFT PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER ON THE DEATH OF THEIR PET CAT.

AND--

ITS A STORY THAT'S BUZZING ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS MORNING --

BUT WHAT HAS THIS BEAUTY QUEEN DONE --

TO STIR A NEW TREND FOR YOUNG GIRLS DEALING WITH A SIMILAR PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CAPE CAT KILLER-SS, VOTOPS


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TZ3 B) MISS IDAHO-trxSSTOPS


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NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIVE DOPPLER-DOPPLER


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TS 1) CAPTIVA PLANE-VOTOPS


HERE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

AFTER SITTING SUBMERGED IN THE WATERS OFF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND FOR CLOSE TO TWO DAYS.

THE SMALL PLANE THAT SLAMMED INTO THE SEA ON WEDNESDAY -- KILLING ONE PERSON INSIDE -- IS NOW BACK ON DRY LAND.

ABC-7 WAS THERE AS CREWS FROM THE COAST GUARD AND SEA TOW.

LIFTED THE PIPER PA-32 OUT OF THE WATER. AND TOWED IT TO A DOCK IN BOCA GRANDE.

THE PLANE IS NOW AT A SECURE LOCATION JUST OUTSIDE OF ORLANDO --

INVESTIGATORS WILL NOW LOOK FOR ANY CLUES AS TO WHAT CAUSED IT TO CRASH. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) MISSING MAN-SSTOPS


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR THIS MISSING GOLDEN GATE ESTATES MAN.

POLICE SAY 47-YEAR-OLD PAUL GUNTHER HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

GUNTHER HAS DOWN SYNDROME AND IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA.

IT'S BELIEVED HE'S ON FOOT.

HE IS AROUND FIVE TALL. ABOUT 200 POUNDS WITH GRAY HAIR AND BLUE EYES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION --

YOU'RE ASKED TO CONTACT THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX CTR


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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-ONCAM


THIS MORNING --

NEW CLUES ARE EMERGING FROM THE DOWNING OF THE MALAYSIAN AIR PASSENGER JET.

THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN IN AN AREA OF UKRAINE CONTROLLED BY FORCES LOYAL TO RUSSIA.

BUT, THERE ARE FEARS THAT THOSE SEPARATISTS ARE COMPLICATING THE CRASH INVESTIGATION.

ABC'S KIRK HAWKINS REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG


IN THE FIELDS OF EASTERN UKRAINE, THE WRECKAGE STILL SMOLDERED.

BODIES.AND BELONGINGS.STILL UNCOLLECTED WHERE THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL

INVESTIGATORS AT THE SCENE HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN FULL ACCESS

AT LEAST ONE AMERICAN IS AMONG THE DEAD.

QUINN LUCAS SCHANSMAN, A 19 YEAR OLD WITH DUAL U-S CITIZENSHIP.

HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO MEET HIS FAMILY FOR A VACATION IN MALAYSIA.

HIS GRANDFATHER RONALD SCHANSMAN, WAS VISITING A RELATIVE IN NEW JERSEY

Quinn Lucas Schansman's Grandfather

SOT Ronald Schansman: "As a grandparent you hope that none of your children

or grandchildren will go before you and now it has happened."

U-S OFFICIALS SAY THEY BELIEVE PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS ARE TO BLAME.

CLAIMING THIS SAME GROUP TOOK DOWN TWO UKRANIAN MILITARY PLANES IN THE PAST

WEEK.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS THE REBELS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES RESPONSIBLE.

SOT OBAMA:

A group of separatists can't shoot down military transport planes, or, they

claim, fighter jets, without sophisticated equipment and sophisticated

training. That is coming from russia."

VLADIMIAR PUTIN AND REBELS AT THE SCENE ARE DENYING RESPONSIBILITY.

ACROSS THE GLOBE A CALL FOR JUSTICE.FOR THE 298 PEOPLE ON BOARD.

HAILING FROM AT LEAST 11 COUNTRIES.

THE TRAGEDY NEARLY TOO MUCH FOR SAMANTHA POWER, THE U-S AMBASSADOR TO THE

UNITED NATIONS. WHO SPOKE OF THE THREE BABIES, IDENTIFIED WITH A SINGLE

LETTER ON THE MANIFEST.

SOT: As we stared at the passenger list yesterday we saw next to three of

the passengers names a capital "I" As we know, the letter "I" stands for

infant.

ALSO AMONG THE DEAD.DOZENS OF AIDS RESEARCHERS AND HEALTH WORKERS HEADED

TO A CONFERENCE.

TAG:

THAT TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATORS AT THE CRASH SITE WERE ORDERED TO

LEAVE BY ARMED SEPARATISTS AFTER MAKING ONLY A PARTIAL INSPECTION.

KIRK HAWKINS, FOR ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING RING MISSING-trxVOTOPS


IT WAS A RING-- THAT WAS GONE IN A FLASH!

AND IT HAS LEFT A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HUSBAND IN SOME HOT WATER --

AFTER HE LOST HIS WIFE'S MOST PRIZED POSSESSION.

IT HAPPENED AT THE COASTLAND CENTER MALL IN NAPLES.

NICK WAGNER WAS SUPPOSED TO GET HIS WIFE'S RING SIZED.

BUT WHEN HE SET DOWN HIS BAG AND WALKED AWAY -- THE BAG. DISAPPEARED.

THE WAGNERS REPORTED IT MISSING AND THE HUSBAND SEARCHED THE MALL FOR HOURS.

THEN -- HE HAD TO BREAK IT TO BREAK THE NEWS TO HIS WIFE. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING RING MISSING-SOTVO


Sara Wagner/Wife

17:02-21

You know when you say your vows it means something. If it was just diamond earrings or a pair of jeans it'd be no big deal but it's your most prized possession you wear everyday and you're proud to wear it

THIS MORNING --

THE FAMILY TELL ABC 7 -- THE RING IS ESTIMATED AT 55 HUNDRED DOLLARS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION --

CONTACT NAPLES POLICE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAT KILLER-VO-SS-WIPE


A POTENTIAL CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

IT HAS A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD FEARING FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR PETS AFTER A NEIGHBOR'S CAT WAS FOUND CUT IN HALF.

IT HAPPENED IN CAPE CORAL NEAR 6TH PLACE NORTHWEST.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS TRYING TO DETERMINE IF ANOTHER ANIMAL ATTACKED THE CAT---

OR IF SOMEONE VICIOUSLY KILLED IT.

WE SPOKE WITH THE CAT'S OWNER.

HE SAYS HE FOUND HIS 2 YEAR OLD HYMILAYIN NAMED SIMBA WHEN HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO WORK. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAT KILLER-SOTVO


RIA BROWN LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

-it didn't show any bite marks it looked like a

pretty clean cut so that obviously wouldn't point to being run over by

a car or anything like that.

NEIGHBORS SAY SEVERAL CATS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE GONE MISSING RECENTLY.

ANIMAL SERVICES IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


NFM CAR FIRE-trxVOTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO THIS RAGING CAR FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

THE CAR CAUGHT FIRE ALONG BAYSHORE ROAD NEAR OLD U-S 41.

AN ABC 7 VIEWER SENT US THIS VIDEO.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT STARTED IN THE ENGINE.

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


LANDSCAPING SERVICES SCAM-OTS-VO-WIPE


ABC7 HAS A SCAM ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

THIEVES ARE POSING AS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LANDSCAPERS.

AND THEY HAVE HIT SEVERAL SPOTS!

CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN FORT MYERS *AND* NAPLES.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY IT HAPPENS WHEN

A PHONY LANDSCAPER KNOCKS ON YOUR DOOR TRYING TO SELL YARD WORK.

WHILE HE DISTRACTS YOU, POINTING OUT WHAT HE CAN DO --

HIS PARTNER BREAKS INTO YOUR HOUSE AND STEALS WHAT HE CAN. Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPING SERVICES SCAM-SOTVO


59:13 59:20 / I don't fault them, everybody wants to make a living I mean they want to go out and get new business and I understand that

ABC 7 HAS SOME GOOD TIPS TO AVOID THESE SCAMMERS--

YOU SHOULD REFUSE UNSOLICITED WORK.

ASK TO SEE THEIR CREDENTIALS.

AND IF YOU DO GO OUTSIDE WITH THEM, LOCK THE DOOR BEHIND YOU. Return to index of stories...


PURSE SNATCHER ARREST-SSTOPS-VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY

THIS MAN STOLE PURSES FROM TWO WOMEN -- AT TWO DIFFERENT GROCERY STORES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY AARON WATTS ATTACKED A 61-YEAR OLD AT A PUBLIX STORE OFF COCHRAN BOULEVARD IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

HE DRAGGED HER BY HER PURSE UNTIL THE STRAP BROKE.

THEN -- DEPUTIES SAY HE STOLE A PURSE FROM AN 81 YEAR OLD WOMAN AT A WINN DIXIE OFF U-S 41.

BOTH WOMEN ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


FATHER BEATS CHILD MOLESTOR-SS-(2)SOTVO


ABC 7 IS LOOKING INTO A COUPLE STORIES BUZZING ONLINE THIS MORNING --

THIS MAN IS BEHIND BARS --

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

AS YOU CAN SEE -- THE FATHER BEAT THIS GUY --

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 YESTERDAY.

HE'S CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY.

AND IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND.

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

THE FATHER IS NOT CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


MISS IDAHO PACK-SSTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WOMAN.

20-YEAR OLD SIERRA ANNE SANDISON IS CREATING BUZZ ON SOCIAL MEDIA EVERYWHERE --

AFTER SHE CHOOSE TO SHOW OFF HER INSULIN PUMP ON HER OUTFIT.

SANDISON WAS CROWNED MISS IDAHO LAST SATURDAY.

THIS MORNING --

SHE IS INSPIRING OTHER YOUNG WOMAN WHO ARE DEALING WITH DIABETES --

TO POST THROUGHOUT TWITTER.

SANDISON SAYS THAT THE PUMP DOES NOT DESTROY HER IMAGE --

BUT IT "ENHANCES HER BEAUTY"

Miss Idaho, aka Sierra Anne Sandison, could certainly be posting pictures of crowns and diamonds all over her Twitter page. But the beauty queen is choosing to show off another accessory - her insulin pump.

Sandison, a 20-year-old diabetic, was crowned Miss Idaho last Saturday and has talked openly about how she felt when she got diagnosed with type one adult-onset diabetes in 2012. She tweeted a picture of herself lying on her bed, wearing her Miss Idaho sash and crown, a Wonder Woman sweatshirt, and an insulin pump. She tagged the photo #showmeyourpump and encouraged friends and followers to share their own empowering pictures.

"My world was flipped upside down by my diabetes diagnosis," Sandison wrote in her official Miss Idaho blog. "For a while, I pretended that I didn't have diabetes, hoping it would go away. That led to crazy blood sugars, of course, and a very sick, grumpy and discouraged Sierra … At Miss Idaho 2014, as most of you know, I made the decision to wear my pump on stage while competing. That decision took me two long years to make. When I first started competing , I was using injections rather than a pump. I didn't want people to see a weird-tubey-machine-thing attached to me all the time, and could not wrap my head around having a medical device on my body for the rest of my life."

But there was something - well someone, actually - who helped Sandison change her mind: Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999, who competed in the pageant and won while wearing an insulin pump. Johnson writes and speaks about living with diabetes and authored a cookbook, "Nicole Johnson's Diabetes Recipe Makeovers." Once she learned about Johnson, that was all the inspiration Sandison needed to show off her insulin pump with pride.

"The media often tells us this lie: if your appearance deviates in any way from cover girls, movie stars, super models, etc., it is a flaw and something is wrong with you. Well, guess what? Miss America 1999 has an insulin pump, and it doesn't make her any less beautiful. In fact, in my mind, it enhances her beauty!" Sandison wrote.

And there are plenty of other famous people with diabetes. Music legend Aretha Franklin, Oscar winner Halle Berry, "Interview With the Vampire" author Anne Rice, and Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Gary Hall also have diabetes. Sandison recalled meeting a young girl backstage at a pageant. The girl also had diabetes but was embarrassed to wear an insulin pump until she saw Sandison wearing one too. "The thought that I could be one person's 'Nicole Johnson' meant more to me than I can ever put into words," she wrote.

Sandison will compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City on September 14. But, even if she doesn't bring home the title, she has already won. Return to index of stories...


GARDNER PARK-trxVOWIPE


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.

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


18TH FL PANTHER DEATH-OTS-VIDBX


F-W-C IS INVESTIGATING YET ANOTHER PANTHER DEATH HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY TELL ABC-7 -- THE REMAINS OF A 7-YEAR-OLD PANTHER WERE FOUND WEDNESDAY, IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ABC7 FOUND OUT, THIS IS THE 18-TH FLORIDA PANTHER DEATH OF THIS YEAR.

WE'RE JUST TWO DEATHS AWAY FROM TYING WITH LAST YEAR'S NUMBER. Return to index of stories...


FL BEACHED WHALE-VOTOPS


A HEART CONDITION MAY BE TO BLAME FOR THIS WHALE BEACHING ITSELF ON FORT PIERCE.

SEVERAL PEOPLE TRIED TO SAVE THE EIGHT-FOOT PYGMY WHALE.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS SAY BECAUSE OF ITS HEALTH THEY HAD TO EUTHANIZE IT. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO-CLIP


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CORVETTE CAR SHOW-CGTOPS


REV UP YOUR ENGINES FOR SEMINOLE CASINO IMMOKALEE'S FREE CORVETTE CAR SHOW!

IT'S SATURDAY FROM FOUR TO SEVEN --

YOU CAN ALSO CATCH LIVE MUSIC. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES JAZZ CONCERTS-wipe CGTOPS


IF YOUR IN THE MOOD FOR SOME DIXIELAND JAZZ --

YOU CAN HEAD OUT TO THE NAPLES JAZZMASTERS CONCERT.

IT WILL BE TODAY FROM ONE TO THREE P-M --

AT THE NORRIS CENTER ON EIGHT AVENUE.

THE CONCERT WILL SHOWCASE MUSIC FROM THE 19-20'S AND 30'S.

THE EVENT IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


BELL TOWER KIDS EVENT-wipe CGTOPS


AND FINALLY --

IT WILL BE A FUN-FILLED DAY AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS IN FORT MYERS.

KIDS CAN COME AND ENJOY PONY RIDES, BOUNCE HOUSES, AND FACE PAINTING.

IT'S FROM 11 TO 1 IN THE SHOPPING CENTER'S PARKING LOT. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR---


THE BITING -- IS LEADING TO YOU ITCHING -- EVERYWHERE!

BUT WITH SEVERAL BRANDS OF REPELENT ON THE MARKET --

WHICH ONE IS KEEPING MOSQUITOS OFF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

AND COULD THE WAY YOU CHOOSE FRIENDS BE LINKED TO YOUR GENETIC INFORMATION?

WE HAVE A NEW REPORT THAT SUGGESTS-- YES!

BUT FIRST. HERE'S A CHECK OF THIS MORNING'S WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS.

GOOD LUCK! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A BUG SPRAY-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX CTR


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LOTTERY NUMBERS-CG (2)


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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MAIN WEATHER-2SHOT


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MAIN WEATHER-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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


BUG SPRAY-POP


WE KEEP TELLING YOU ABOUT CHICKUNGUNYA --

THE MOSQUITO BORN ILLNESS EVERYONE IN FLORIDA IS WORRIED ABOUT.

BUT WHAT BUG SPRAY WORKS BEST?

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

TRISHA CALVO/DEPUTY CONTENT EDITOR FOR HEALTH AND FOOD/CONSUMER REPORTS Return to index of stories...


WRONG HOME RAID-NATVO


HERE IS A STORY YOU DONT WANT TO HAPPEN TO YOU.

A FLORIDA COUPLE -- SLEEPING IN BED -- GOT A RUDE AWAKENING FROM THE SWAT TEAM.

AND IT WAS A NOISY WAKE-UP CALL THEY SAY THEY DIDN'T DESERVE.

"door slam. We heard that 3 times."

THE FAMILY SAID THEY WERE YANKED, CUFFED, AND FORCED OUT THE DOOR.

THEN AGENTS RANSACKED THEIR HOME.

THEY WERE LOOKING FOR CHILD PORN --

. THEY FOUND NONE.

AND THE BIG PROBLEM WAS.

THE SWAT TEAM HAD THE WRONG HOUSE.

THEY SAY THEY'VE DONE NOTHING WRONG.

CALLS TO CHECK ON THE SITUATION --

HAVE GONE UNRETURNED. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE--


AHEAD ON ABC 7.

THE HEAT IS ON -- HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SO HOW EXACTLY CAN YOU SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS?

ABC 7 HAS A PRODUCT THAT MAY HELP YOU OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SUMMER SAVINGS-VOTOPS


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SUMMER SAVINGS-ONCAM


HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.WE ARE ALL EXPERIENCING THE HEAT.

AND WE BRACE FOR THOSE BIG JUMPS IN OUR ENERGY BILLS --

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY SPENDS ABOUT 400 DOLLARS TO KEEP THEIR HOUSE COOL.

BUT NOW THERE ARE SOME NEW GADGETS THAT CAN HELP BRING THOSE COSTS --

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

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GENETIC LINK TO FRIENDS-trxVOWIPE


AND HERE IS A INTERESTING NEW STUDY--

SHOWING 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 -- AND THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME AS OUR 4TH COUSINS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CAPTIVA PLANE-VOTOPS


AFTER SITTING SUBMERGED IN THE WATERS OFF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND FOR CLOSE TO TWO DAYS.

THE SMALL PLANE THAT SLAMMED INTO THE SEA ON WEDNESDAY -- KILLING ONE PERSON INSIDE -- IS NOW BACK ON DRY LAND.

ABC-7 WAS THERE AS CREWS FROM THE COAST GUARD AND SEA TOW.

LIFTED THE PIPER PA-32 OUT OF THE WATER. AND TOWED IT TO A DOCK IN BOCA GRANDE.

THE PLANE IS NOW AT A SECURE LOCATION JUST OUTSIDE OF ORLANDO --

INVESTIGATORS WILL NOW LOOK FOR ANY CLUES AS TO WHAT CAUSED IT TO CRASH. Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAT MURDER-SSTOPS


AND A POTENTIAL CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IS HAPPENING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD FOUND ONE NEIGHBOR'S CAT -- CUT IN HALF.

IT HAPPENED IN CAPE CORAL NEAR 6TH PLACE NORTHWEST.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS TRYING TO DETERMINE IF ANOTHER ANIMAL ATTACKED THE CAT---

OR IF SOMEONE VICIOUSLY KILLED IT.

THE OWNER SAID HE FOUND HIS 2 YEAR OLD HYMILAYIN NAMED SIMBA WHEN HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO WORK. Return to index of stories...


TS3) MISSING MAN-SSTOPS


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR THIS MISSING GOLDEN GATE ESTATES MAN.

POLICE SAY 47-YEAR-OLD PAUL GUNTHER HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

GUNTHER HAS DOWN SYNDROME AND IS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA.

IT'S BELIEVED HE'S ON FOOT.

HE IS AROUND FIVE TALL. ABOUT 200 POUNDS WITH GRAY HAIR AND BLUE EYES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION --

YOU'RE ASKED TO CONTACT THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WXCOMP


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.

The heat will be the main focus in our forecast this weekend as rain chances stay in the "isolated" category for a couple of days.

Expect to see just a few isolated storms on the radar through the afternoon and evening, but the overall coverage will stay pretty spotty with rain chances generally below 20%.

Without too much rain around the afternoon to cool us off, temperatures will really have the opportunity to soar.

Daytime highs will be a few degrees above average today with temps climbing into the mid 90s for most of Southwest Florida. A few spots may even get closer to the upper 90s, so be sure to stay well hydrated if you're going to be outside for any length of time.

Temperatures will stay warm through the evening with a mostly clear sky and lows cooling into the mid to upper 70s.

Our atmosphere should become slightly more unstable Sunday, meaning we'll see more in the way of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and east of I-75.

Tropical moisture increases as we head into the upcoming week, so expect to start the week with scattered showers and storms along with more cloud cover.

In the tropics, we're monitoring a few disorganized tropical waves in the open Atlantic, but conditions don't seem favorable enough yet for development in the immediate future. However, we'll need to watch this area a bit more closely toward the end of the month as this region gradually becomes more favorable for tropical development. Return to index of stories...


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