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DIRECTORS PAGE WEDDING DRONES-NATSVO-TC MON
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS WEDDING DRONES-PKG
HURRICANE SEASON 2014 OPEN-CLIP WEDDING DRONES-ONCAM
TRACKING TROPICAL DEPRESSION-WXWALL MOSQUITO PRONE PEOPLE-TC MON VO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP MOSQUITO PRONE PEOPLE-SOTVO
NAPLES PANTY THEFT-POP-SOTVO-BNR HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES-VO-WIPE
NAPLES PANTY THEFT-SOTVO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES-SOT-SS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP WAVE POOL ARREST-SS
CHILD ABUSE ARREST-OC SS(2) TAX DEDUCTION VACATION-VO
CHILD ABUSE ARREST-SOT-SS-OC-SS COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
CHILD KILLED IN CRASH-BNC-VO-WIPE MAN AVOIDS MALAYSIAN FLIGHT-SS
CHILD KILLED IN CRASH-SOTVO TEASE TWO-POP
ROAD RAGE ON I75-SOTVO TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
WOODPECKER CRASH-SS(2) NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
CAPE CHEIF BRUTALITY RESPONSE-NATSVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DOGS ATTACK-SS-VO-WIPE FLORIDA STATE-POPMON
DOGS ATTACK-SOTVO FLORIDA STATE-VOTOPS
DOLLAR STORE ROBBERY-VO FLORIDA STATE-SOTTOPS
SPRING HILL SINKHOLE-EANIBOX-FLY MIAMI HURRICANES-CGTOPS
CAPE CORAL FSA-TC MON VO MIAMI HURRICANES-SOTTOPS
CAPE CORAL FSA-SOTVO EDGE CAMP-POPMON
GAY MARRIAGE LATEST-ONCAM EDGE CAMP-VOTOPS
TRACEY PERKINS FOLO-SS EDGE CAMP-SOTTOPS
DOWNTOWN FM CHANGES-VIDBOX-OC BILLS CAMP-VOTOPS
BICYCLE SAFETY IN LEE COUNTY-VOTOPS BILLS CAMP-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP MANZIEL-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ FGCU HOOPS-POPMON
TZ1A WEDDING DRONES-NATSVO FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS
TZ1B MOSQUTIO PRONE PEOPLE-VOTOPS CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-PWC FM MIRACLE-VOTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
TZ EXTRA------------ TOSS TO BREAK-POP
A) WEDDING DRONES-VOTOPS FGCU SMART FRESHMAN-SOTVO
B) WAVE POOL ARREST-SSTOPS MAN AVOIDS MALAYSIAN FLIGHTS-SS
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


NOW AT 11 --

A PANTY RAID TO THE TUNE OF 13-HUNDRED DOLLARS!

THE CRAZY, RACY HEIST --

AT A NAPLES MALL.

PLUS --

WHO'S LOOKING OUT FOR OWEN?

HOW THE CAPE CORAL SIX-WEEK-OLD IS DOING RIGHT NOW --

WITH HIS FATHER FACING ABUSE CHARGES!

MANGLED METAL --

CAUSED BY A BIRD!

ALSO AHEAD --

HOW A WOODPECKER TRIGGERED THIS CAR WRECK TODAY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

'nats of drone'

AND SEE THE NEW WAY TO GET THE PERFECT SHOT OF YOUR WEDDING -

AS LONG AS YOU DON'T GET ARRESTED!

YOUR NEWS AT 11, STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE SEASON 2014 OPEN-CLIP


STORMWARN 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TRACKING TROPICAL DEPRESSION-WXWALL


Quiet conditions overnight with more storms on Tuesday

Showers will continue diminishing in coverage as conditions calm back down overnight into early Tuesday morning.

Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid and upper 70s along the coastline to the low and mid 70s east of Interstate 75.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, the atmosphere over Southwest Florida will have a good deal of moisture available. That should translate into a fairly widespread coverage of showers and storms, especially during the late afternoon and evening time parts.

Temperatures on Tuesday should reach seasonal levels. Highs are expected at 92 for Fort Myers, with communities in closer proximity to the Gulf of Mexico staying a touch cooler.

Later this week though, starting Friday and extending into a bit of the weekend some drier air will enter the atmosphere. That should help to reduce rain coverage a good deal into the upcoming weekend.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Depression Two is located in the Atlantic Ocean around 1,200 miles away from the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

Though the depression showed signs of rather quick development in the past 24 hours, the system will be moving westward into an environment that is not favorable for continued development. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PANTY THEFT-POP-SOTVO-BNR


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT --

NAPLES POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO MEN WHO PULLED OFF A DARING HEIST OF WOMEN'S LINGERIE.

THEY STOLE 144 PAIRS OF UNDERWEAR WORTH ALMOST 14-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

4:41:54 "Wow, I cannot believe it, I'm asking what are they going to do with all those panties."

LET'S SHOW YOU BRAND NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THESE TWO GUYS.

OFFICERS SAY AT VICTORIA'S SECRET, THE GUY IN THE WHITE SHIRT DISTRACTED A CLERK --

WHILE THE GUY IN THE BLACK SHIRT STUFFED 144 PAIRS OF UNDERWEAR IN A BOOSTER BAG.

THAT'S A BAG LINED WITH FOIL TO AVOID TRIGGERING SECURITY ALARMS.

NAPLES POLICE WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE WAS THEIR SECOND TARGET --

THE SUNGLASS HUT, ALSO AT COASTLAND CENTER MALL.

THIS TIME, BLACK SHIRT DOES THE DISTRACTING.

WHITE SHIRT STEALS THE SHADES.

BUT IT'S THE PANTY RAID THAT HAS PEOPLE TALKING. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PANTY THEFT-SOTVO


4:44:34 "why would they want to steal girls underwear?"

4:37:13 "It's such an unusual theft, it's real hard to imagine what they would be doing with this product?"

THIS HAPPENED ONE WEEK AGO --

BUT NAPLES POLICE ARE RELEASING THE VIDEO TONIGHT, HOPING YOU RECOGNIZE THEM.

CALL NAPLES POLICE, IF YOU DO. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE ARREST-OC SS(2)


A CAPE CORAL INFANT IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE TONIGHT

AFTER HIS FATHER ADMITS, HE SNAPPED

OFFICERS SAY OWEN DAD VIOLENTLY SHOOK HIM UNTIL THE BOY STOPPED CRYING.

OWEN HAS SERIOUS BRAIN DAMAGE AND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION IN A MIAMI HOSPITAL

TONIGHT NEIGHBORS CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

FROM THE LOOKS OF IT --

THERE WAS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THE FAMILY WAS ANYTHING BUT THRILLED WITH THEIR NEW ARRIVAL. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE ARREST-SOT-SS-OC-SS


#Neighbor Debbie Wainey

"I was extremely stunned because just a young couple, obviously proud

of their home, their family."

BUT TONIGHT -- BABY OWEN'S FATHER -- 31 YEAR OLD JAMES BUDAY IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND NO HISTORY OF ABUSE IN THE FAMILY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SAYS THEY HAD NO OPEN CASE FILE UNTIL NOW.

DOCTORS SAY EVEN IF LITTLE OWEN PULLS THROUGH,

HE'LL NEVER TO BE THE SAME.

HIS THREE YEAR OLD BROTHER HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM BOTH PARENTS, FOR THE TIME BEING. Return to index of stories...


CHILD KILLED IN CRASH-BNC-VO-WIPE


SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FIRST-RESPONDERS ARE TRYING TO DRILL INTO DRIVER'S HEADS TONIGHT.

THAT'S BECAUSE AN 8 YEAR OLD IS DEAD --

HIS 11 YEAR OLD BROTHER IS IN THE HOSPITAL --

AFTER A CRASH THIS WEEKEND ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

TONIGHT --

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT CONVINCED EITHER CHILD WAS BUCKLED DURING --

WHEN THIS S-U-V FLIPPED ON SUNDAY.

SIX PEOPLE WERE INSIDE --

INCLUDING THOSE TWO BOYS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD KILLED IN CRASH-SOTVO


Richard Uber

Instructor, Ault's Driving School

06:51-06:58

Everything in the car that is not restrained becomes a moving object.

EVERYONE ELSE INSIDE THE S-U-V IS DOING O-K.

ACCORDING TO NUMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION --

ONE IN THREE CHILDREN -- WHO DIED IN CRASHES IN 2011 -- WERE NOT WEARING SEAT BELTS. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE ON I75-SOTVO


ALSO FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

A VIOLENT FIT OF ROAD RAGE HAS A MAN FACING FIVE FELONY CHARGES TONIGHT.

#Michael Wood/Passenger

"quite frankly I was in fear of my life"

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY JOEY PINHEIRO FIRED A B-B GUN ON I-75 --

AT A DRIVER WHO MADE HIM MAD.

IT PEPPERED THE TRUCK --

AND LEFT HOLES EVERYWHERE.

BUT THE TRUCK DRIVER DID NOT LET PINHEIRO GET AWAY.

HE FOLLOWED HIM --

UNTIL HE EXITED THE INTERSTATE.

PINHEIRO WAS LATER ARRESTED.

HE'S IN JAIL TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


WOODPECKER CRASH-SS(2)


A WOODPECKER IS BEING BLAMED FOR A CAR CRASH IN ENGLEWOOD.

THE DRIVER SAYS THIS LITTLE GUY FLEW INTO AN OPEN WINDOW WHILE THEY WERE HEADING DOWN STATE ROAD 776.

CAUGHT OFF GUARD, THE DRIVER RAN INTO A LIGHT POLE.

THE DAMAGE LOOKS PRETTY BAD.

BUT WE'RE TOLD THERE WERE ONLY MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CHEIF BRUTALITY RESPONSE-NATSVO


AFTER A VIDEO OF ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY WENT VIRAL LAST WEEK --

A CASE IS STILL THE TALK OF THE TOWN IN CAPE CORAL.

TONIGHT IT CAME UP DURING A PUBLIC COUNCIL MEETING.

"yelling"

IT ALL STEMS FROM THIS VIDEO OF 20-YEAR-OLD TRAVIS ROBEY'S ARREST---

HIS FAMILY SAYS IT SHOWS POLICE BEATING HIM UP.

TONIGHT THE POLICE CHIEF ADDRESSED COUNCIL AND THE PUBLIC --

HE SAYS THEY NEED TO BE PATIENT AS THIS LENGTHY INVESTIGATION CONTINUES --

AND ASSURED EVERYONE ALL INFORMATION WILL BE MADE PUBLIC ONCE THAT INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


DOGS ATTACK-SS-VO-WIPE


BRAND NEW AT 11 --

A LEHIGH ACRES DOG IS RECOVERING TONIGHT --

AFTER STRAY PIT BULLS ATTACKED.

THIS IS DRAGO.

HIS OWNER -- TOM VALASQUEZ -- SAYS HE TOOK HIS GERMAN SHEPARD OUT FOR A WALK IN LEHIGH ACRES.

BUT TWO PIT BULLS WERE LOOSE IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY RUSHED TOWARDS VALAZQUEZ AND HIS DOG --

AND ENDED UP GETTING INTO HIS HOUSE.

VALAZQUEZ CALLED 9-1-1 -- RATHER THAN TRYING TO GET IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. Return to index of stories...


DOGS ATTACK-SOTVO


00:00:55 "My hands were shaking, I couldn't even make the call."

00:01:28 "Here these two dogs are loose I don't know if they are

aggressive towards humans or not, they're aggressive towards my dog

I'm not going to wait and test on that."

THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES SHOWED UP ABOUT AN HOUR LATER.

THEY CITED THE PIT BULLS' OWNERS FOR THE ATTACK --

AND FOR LETTING THE DOGS ROAM LOOSE.

BUT NO OTHER CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED.

DRAGO SURVIVED. Return to index of stories...


DOLLAR STORE ROBBERY-VO


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES BELIEVE A DOLLAR GENERAL ROBBERY -- WAS AN INSIDE JOB.

ABC7 HAS THE NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

IT HAPPENED EARLIER THIS MONTH ALONG GRETCHEN AVENUE IN LEHIGH ACRS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN USED A KEY TO GET IN --

AND GRABBED CASH FROM THE SAFE.

DEPUTIES SAY HE KNEW EXACTLY WHERE TO GO INSIDE THE STORE.

IF YOU'VE SEEN THE MAN -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


SPRING HILL SINKHOLE-EANIBOX-FLY


ANOTHER MASSIVE SINKHOLE OPENED UP IN FLORIDA.

THIS ONE IS NORTH OF TAMPA.

THE HOLE IN SPRING HILL, IS 40 YARDS WIDE AND 30 FEET DEEP.

DEPUTIES EVACUATED SEVERAL HOMES SATURDAY.

EVERYONE IS BACK EXCEPT FOR ONE FAMILY WHOSE HOUSE IS CLOSEST TO THE HOLE.

IT HAS ALREADY SWALLOWED PART OF THEIR DRIVEWAY.

A CONTRACTOR SPENT THE DAY REMOVING DEBRIS FROM THE HOLE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL FSA-TC MON VO


CAPE CORAL IS STUCK IN LIMBO RIGHT NOW WHEN IT COMES TO PLANNING NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET.

CITY LEADERS ARE WAITING ON THE SUPREME COURT --

TO DECIDE WHETHER THE CITY'S FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT IS LEGAL.

TODAY --

THE CITY MANAGER ADMITTED IT'S FRUSTRATING NOT KNOWING IF THE CITY WILL HAVE THE MONEY TO USE.

AND RIGHT NOW THERE'S NO TIMELINE ON A RULING --

SO THEY HAVE TO PLAN FOR BOTH SCENARIOS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL FSA-SOTVO


It's an increase in the cost of the homeowners so that's what irks everybody and that's why its in the Supreme Court

THE CITY PLANNED TO LOWER MILLAGE RATES --

BUT IF THE F-S-A IS FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL -- OR THERE'S NO DECISION FROM THE SUPREME COURT -- BEFORE THE BUDGET DEADLINE -

THOSE MILLAGE RATES WILL STAY WHERE THEY ARE. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE LATEST-ONCAM


GAY MARRIAGE LICENSES WON'T BE HANDED OUT IN MONROE COUNTY TOMORROW.

THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN WHEN A JUDGE OVERTURNED THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS.

BUT ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI APPEALED.

SO THE MARRIAGE LICENSES ARE STALLED UNTIL THE APPEAL IS DEALT WITH.

THERE ARE SEVERAL GAY MARRIAGE LAWSUITS HAPPENING AROUND FLORIDA.

THE NEXT JUDGE WHO COULD OVERTURN THE BAN IS IN MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


TRACEY PERKINS FOLO-SS


NOW THAT IT'S PUBLIC AND VERY CONTENTIOUS --

A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER'S STEPPING IN --

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY A LEE COUNTY PRINICIPAL RESIGNED.

LONGTIME CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINICIPAL TRACY PERKINS ABRUPTLY RESIGNED LAST WEEK --

CLAIMING SHE FELT BULLIED AND UNSUPPORT.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MARY FISCHER TOLD US TONIGHT --

SHE'S MEETING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT MONDAY TO DISCUSS WHAT HAPPENED.

WE'LL BRING YOU ANY NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM CHANGES-VIDBOX-OC


YOU MAY SOON HAVE A NEW WAY TO GET AROUND DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

CITY LEADERS ARE CONSIDERING ALLOWING PEDI-CABS ON THE ROAD.

IF YOU'RE UNFAMILIAR --

THEY'RE LIKE BIKES ATTACHED TO CARRIAGES.

TODAY FORT MYERS CITY COUNCIL GOT A LOOK AT A PROPOSED ORDINANCE.

IF IT WERE TO PASS --

THE CABS WOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED ON CERTAIN DOWNTOWN STREETS.

THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS.

AND ONLY TWO COMPANYS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO RUN THEM IN THE AREA.

COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE ORDINANCE AT A FUTURE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


BICYCLE SAFETY IN LEE COUNTY-VOTOPS


TONIGHT --

PROOF FLORIDA IS NOT BIKE FRIENDLY.

ACCORDING TO NEW NUMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION --

MORE THAN ONE IN EVERY 20 TRAFFIC DEATHS INVOLVE A BICYCLIST.

FOR NOW, THE FOCUS IS SHARING THE ROAD.

SOME AREAS DO HAVE BIKE LANES. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE------------


'nats of drone'

WITHOUT THIS --

YOUR WEDDING'S INCOMPLETE!

FIND OUT WHY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BRIDES ARE BEGGING FOR *DRONES* AT THEIR WEDDING CEREMONY.

AND THE LOOPHOLE THEY'RE USING --

TO GET AROUND IT BEING *ILLEGAL!*

PLUS --

WHY DO MOSQUITOS LOVE SOME OF US --

BUT NOT OTHERS?!?

ABC7 UNCOVERS THE *REASON* THE BLOOD SUCKERS MAY LIKE TO BITE YOUR CHILD --

BUT AVOID THEIR FRIENDS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A WEDDING DRONES-NATSVO


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TZ1B MOSQUTIO PRONE PEOPLE-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


JP WEATHERATE OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Quiet conditions overnight with more storms on Tuesday

Showers will continue diminishing in coverage as conditions calm back down overnight into early Tuesday morning.

Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid and upper 70s along the coastline to the low and mid 70s east of Interstate 75.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, the atmosphere over Southwest Florida will have a good deal of moisture available. That should translate into a fairly widespread coverage of showers and storms, especially during the late afternoon and evening time parts.

Temperatures on Tuesday should reach seasonal levels. Highs are expected at 92 for Fort Myers, with communities in closer proximity to the Gulf of Mexico staying a touch cooler.

Later this week though, starting Friday and extending into a bit of the weekend some drier air will enter the atmosphere. That should help to reduce rain coverage a good deal into the upcoming weekend.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Depression Two is located in the Atlantic Ocean around 1,200 miles away from the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

Though the depression showed signs of rather quick development in the past 24 hours, the system will be moving westward into an environment that is not favorable for continued development. Return to index of stories...


TZ EXTRA------------


LADIES THIS CONTRAPTION HAS CHANGED WEDDINGS *FOREVER!*

SEE WHAT IT CAN DO ON YOUR BIG DAY --

THAT NOTHING'S BEEN ABLE TO DO BEFORE.

PLUS --

LADIES, WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY!

WHAT FLORIDA DEPUTIES SAY HE WAS DOING TO WOMEN --

IN A WAVE POOL AT DISNEY!

IN JUST 30 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) WEDDING DRONES-VOTOPS


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B) WAVE POOL ARREST-SSTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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WEDDING DRONES-NATSVO-TC MON


"drone buzzing"

WHEN WE THINK OF DRONES, WAR ZONES COME TO MIND.

WELL NOW, THE EYES IN THE SKIES ARE BEING USED FOR WEDDINGS.

ABC7 GOT A FIRST LOOK AT THE POPULAR CRAZE THAT HAS BRIDES AND GROOMS ADDING THE FLYING MACHINES TO THEIR SPECIAL DAY. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING DRONES-PKG


NAT POP

"So it's ready to fly."

TRACK

Bob Gossen flies drones around Cape Coral for fun.but now his little hobby is being used in a whole new way.

SOT Dan Banks

"I thought itd be really neat to get some aerial shots of my upcoming wedding."

TRACK

that's right drones are being used in the wedding industry. And with views like this.you can't blame brides and grooms who spend thousands of dollars capturing their wedding on camera. There's just one catch. It's illegal.

SOT Bob Gossen

"They want you to fly below 400 feet. Not do anything for commercial purposes."

TRACK

The FAA prohibits paying a third party to film property or an event. But a friend or relative can,as long as they don't charge. Its that legal grey area that wedding photographers and now venues are exploiting.

SOT Mark Nicklas, General Manager

"We have two future wedding that have asked for drones to do aerial views of their wedding."

TRACK

Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club hosts roughly 15 weddings a year. The club's general manager says future brides and grooms have started booking drones through third party companies.

SOT Mark Nicklas

"Drones are the future, and pretty soon it's gonna be like VCRs came out, everybody wanted one and couldn't afford it, now it's DVDs and CDs and now it's drones." Return to index of stories...


WEDDING DRONES-ONCAM


THE FAA IS SET TO RE-EVALUATE ITS RULES ON COMMERCIAL DRONE FLIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER 2015 --

ALTHOUGH RECENT REPORTS SUGGEST THE AGENCY WILL MISS THE DEADLINE.

IN ANY CASE -- IT APPEARS THE MARKET FOR WEDDING DRONES IS HERE TO STAY. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO PRONE PEOPLE-TC MON VO


MOSQUITOES ARE LOOKING TO FEAST.

BUT YOU MAY NOT* BE ON THE MENU.

'

TONIGHT --

ABC 7 FOUND OUT -- JUST LIKE YOU AND ME --

MOSQUITOS AREN'T ATTRACTED TO EVERYONE.

EXPERTS WITH THE COLLIER MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT SAY THE INSECTS LOVE CARBON DIOXIDE.

THATS WHAT YOU BREATHE OUT.

AND SOME PEOPLE GIVE OFF MORE THAN OTHERS --

ESPECIALLY AFTER A HARD WORK OUT.

EXPERTS ALSO SAY OUR BODIES HAVE CHEMICALS THAT SOMETIMES ATTRACT THE INSECTS. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO PRONE PEOPLE-SOTVO


59:28-59:36

Francis Polanco/ fighting off mosquitoes

"Sometimes you feel like you're the one getting picked at all the time

by the mosquitoes you know, it's not fair. Why isn't anyone else

complaining?"

SOME RESEARCHERS EVEN SAY PEOPLE WITH BLOOD TYPE "O" ARE MORE ATTRACTIVE TO MOSQUITOES.

BUT HERE'S SOME EXPERT ADVICE.

EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT GENERALLY A TARGET --

YOU'RE NEVER OFF THE HOOK.

SO DON'T FORGET THE BUG SPRAY. Return to index of stories...


HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES-VO-WIPE


MID-JULY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

MEANS TEMPS TOPPING NEAR TRIPLE DIGITS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE AWARE OF THE DANGERS.

ABC7 STOPPED BY A SUMMER CAMP AT ESTERO PARK TODAY TO SEE HOW KIDS THERE ARE STAYING SAFE.

ORGANIZERS MAKE SURE THE 200 PLUS CHILDREN ALTERNATE BETWEEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES EVERY 45 MINUTES TO KEEP FROM OVERHEATING. Return to index of stories...


HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES-SOT-SS


:42:07its heaven. its really nice.

:53:36 its ok. i mean its fun when its not 100 degrees outside.

:3:39 inside is better yea.

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN AVOID HEAT EXHAUSTION.

BE SURE TO STAY HYDRATED.

GO OUTSIDE DURING THE COOLEST PARTS OF THE DAY.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY AND NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET OR CHILD ALONE IN A CAR. Return to index of stories...


WAVE POOL ARREST-SS


CENTRAL FLORIDA DEPUTIES SAY A MAN MOLESTED FOUR WOMEN --

AT A WAVE POOL ON DISNEY PROPERTY.

ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED 54 YEAR OLD PERRY STILES THIS WEEKEND.

THEY SAY FOUR WOMEN ALL ACCUSE STILES OF TOUCHING THEM INAPPROPRIATELY AT DISNEY'S TYPHOON LAGOON.

HERE'S WHAT TWO SAY HE DID.

THEY'RE CLAIMING A BIG WAVE WOULD SPLASH THROUGH --

AND STILES WOULD GRAB ON TO THEM, ACTING LIKE HE NEEDED HELP WITH HIS BALANCE. Return to index of stories...


TAX DEDUCTION VACATION-VO


LOOKING FOR A LITTLE GETAWAY -- THAT'S TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

A-B-C 7 HAS LEARNED -- IT'S PRETTY EASY.

FIRST -- DECIDE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.

THEN -- FIND A CONFERENCE - CONVENTION OR COURSE, THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS.

THERE ARE SOME RESTRICTIONS THOUGH

LIKE WHEN YOU ARRIVE OR LEAVE - OR IF YOU TRAVEL WITH A SPOUSE.

IT HELPS TO TALK TO YOUR ACCOUNTANT BEFORE YOU START PLANNING -- TO AVOID ANY SURPRISES. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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MAN AVOIDS MALAYSIAN FLIGHT-SS


THIS MAN MIGHT BE THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE PLANET!

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

HOW HE AVOIDED NOT ONE, BUT *TWO* DISASTERS --

IN A MATTER OF MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


THE FGCU MEN ADDING ANOTHER BIG TIME OPPONENT TO NEXT YEAR'S SCHEDULE--- TALK ABOUT THAT---

PLUS---- TWO OF THE GREATEST FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HISTORY-- BOTH ON THE FIELD TODAY-- HEAR FROM SAMMY WATKINS AND EDGERRIN JAMES Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT


NIGHTLINE TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE-POPMON


FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH JIMBO FISHER LIKES TO SAY. THE LIGHTS ON THE SCOREBOARD MATTER. MEANING. LET'S PUT SOME POINTS ON THE BOARD. WELL LAST YEAR--- THAT WAS NOT A PROBLEM. THE NOLES KEPT THE SCOREBOARD OPERATOR BUSY. AVERAGING 53 POINTS A GAME. WHICH LED TO A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP---- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE-VOTOPS


THIS YEAR THE FUN IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN TALLAHASSE----

THE NOLES ARE THE HEAVY FAVORITES TO WIN THE ACC--- ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR---

---NO SURPRISE EITHER---JAMEIS WINSTON-- IS THE PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR----

--- THE SEMINOLES OPEN THE SEASON-- AUGUST 30TH--- AGAINST OKLAHOMA STATE-- IN ARLINGTON TEXAS=--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HURRICANES-CGTOPS


WHILE THE SEMINOLES ARE THE OVERWHELMING CHOICE TO WIN THE CONFERNCE--

THE MIAMI HURRICANES ARE PICKED TO WIN THE COASTAL DIVISION-- WHICH WOULD PUT THEM IN THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH FSU----

--- THE CANES WERE 9-4 AND MADE THEIR FIRST BOWL GAME IN 4 YEARS--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HURRICANES-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


EDGE CAMP-POPMON


LIFE ON THE EDGE IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE. JUST ASK EDGERINN JAMES. THE MAN THEY CALL EDGE. HAS ENJOYED A HALL OF FAME TYPE CAREER. AND ALL THE THINGS THAT GO WITH BEING AN NFL STAR. THINGS ARE GOOD. AND HE WANTS GOOD THINGS FOR OTHERS AS WELL. ESPECIALLY IN HIS HOMETOWN OF IMMOKALEE Return to index of stories...


EDGE CAMP-VOTOPS


JAMES BACK AT IT TODAY-- PUTTING ON A FREE CAMP FOR THE YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA---

--- IT WAS HIS ANNUAL -- SPEED AND AGILITY CLINIC PUT ON AT AVE MARIA----

---- IT'S A FULL DAY OF PURE FOOTBALL ENHANCEMENT-- AND JAMES IS HOPING THE KIDS GET THE MOST OUT OF IT EVERY YEAR--- Return to index of stories...


EDGE CAMP-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


BILLS CAMP-VOTOPS


THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE STARTED THE PARTY--- THEY ARE THE FIRST TEAM IN THE NFL TO START TRAINIG CAMP---

-- SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT-- SAMMY WATKINS-- HAS BECOME A FAN FAVORITE ALREADY IN BUFFALO---

--- THEY'LL REALLY LOVE HIM-- IF WATKINS CAN GET THE BILLS TO THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1999 Return to index of stories...


BILLS CAMP-SOTTOPS


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MANZIEL-VOTOPS


JOHNNY FOOTBALL -- IS JOHNNY POPULAR---

CLEVELAND BROWNS QUARTERBACK -- HASN'T PLAYED A GAME IN THE NFL-- YET HE HAS THE TOP SELLING JERSEY IN THE LEAGUE---

--- MANZIEL-- LIKE HIS JERSEY NUMBER IS SECOND ON THE BROWNS DEPTH CHART--- Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-POPMON


JOE DOOLEY BARELY HAD HIS BAGS UNPACKED AT FGCU BEFORE PEOPLE WERE PUSHING HIM OUT THE DOOR--- FIRST THEIR WERE RUMORS-- THAT DOOLEY WAS OFF TO BOSTON COLLEGE-- THEN IT WAS TULSA--- FORTUNATELY--- THOSE RUMORS WERE JUST THAT -- RUMORS-- HE'S STAYING PUT AND IS PUTTING TOGETHER A PRETTY GOOD SCHEDULE FOR THIS UPCOMING SEASON--- Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS


TODAY -- THE EAGLES ANNOUNCE THEY WILL PLAY A HOME AND HOME SERIES AGAINST THE UMASS MINUTEMEN---

-- THIS SEASON'S GAME WILL BE AT UMASS -- DECEMBER 7TH-- THEN FGCU WILL HOST -- THE FOLLOWING YEAR--

--- LAST YEAR UMASS WAS 24-9 AND MADE A TRIP TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF FGCU-- CHRIS SALE ON THE MOUND TONIGHT -- LOOKING FOR HIS 9TH WIN---

SALE WENT 7 INNING STRUCK OUT 8-- THAT'S ONE OF THEM-- HOW ABOUT 97 MILES AN HOUR---

SALE PICKS UP THE 3-1--- HE IS NOW 9-1 ON THE YEAR--- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS


THE RED SOX HAD BOSTON-- TEE OFF PARTY IN TORONTO TONIGHT----

4TH INNING-- BIG PAPI WITH THE BIG FLY--- DAVID ORTIZ GOING DEAD CENTER WITH THIS PITCH A 2-RUN SHOT--- 8-1 BOSTON---

NEXT INNING -- ORTIZ UP TO HIS OLD TRICKS-- ANOTHER 2 RUN SHOT--- 13-1 RED SOX Return to index of stories...


FM MIRACLE-VOTOPS


TWINS TOP PROSPECT--- BYRON BUXTON.NOT IN THE LINEUP TONIGHT FOR THE MIRACLE AS THEY HOSTED BREVARD COUNTY.

THE 2-2 TIE IN THE 5TH. A BROKEN BAT DRIBBLER BY DALTON HICKS. TRAVIS HARRISON SCORES. 3-2 MIRACLE,

THE MIRACLE WIN AGAIN 4-2 THAT'S NOW 10 OF THEIR LAST 11--- Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP-- SAN DIEGO---

--- 105 YEAR OLD AGNES MCKEE-- THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH----

--- SHE SAYS HER NEXT GOAL IS TO BOWL A 300---- Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE PLANET TONIGHT.

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FGCU SMART FRESHMAN-SOTVO


F-G-C-U SAYS THEIR INCOMING FRESHMAN CLASS IS THE SMARTEST THEY'VE EVER HAD.

AND THEY CREDIT THE BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THAT.

"nats of coeds crowd cheering"

RIDING THE WAVE OF "DUNK CITY" MANIA IN MARCH, 2013 --

THE SCHOOL STARTED GETTING MORE APPLICATIONS.

WITH MORE STUDENTS TO CHOOSE FROM --

FLORIDA GULF COAST GOT TO BE SELECTIVE.

AND THE FRESHMAN THEY PICKED FOR FALL OF THIS YEAR --

SPORT THE BEST G-P-A'S AND TEST SCORES THE SCHOOL HAS EVER HAD.

F-G-C-U ALSO SAYS THEY'VE BEEN BETTER AT MARKETING THE SCHOOL --

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MAN AVOIDS MALAYSIAN FLIGHTS-SS


A DUTCH CYCLIST ESCAPES TRAGEDY TWICE --

AFTER MISSING FLIGHTS ON TWO DOOMED JETS.

MAARTEN DE JONGE HAD PLANNED TO BE ON MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 17 --

AND ALSO MALAYSIAN FLIGHT 370.

FLIGHT 17 WAS SHOT DOWN LAST WEEK IN UKRAINE --

AND 370 DISAPPEARED OVER THE INDIAN OCEAN IN MARCH.

HE CHANGED HIS TRAVEL PLANS BEFORE THE FLIGHTS TOOK OFF.

HE'S SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HOW LUCKY HE FEELS TO BE ALIVE --

YOU CAN CATCH IT TONIGHT ON NIGHTLINE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...