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DIRECTORS PAGE SELFIE ARREST-SOTVO
HEADLINES NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 1) HEAT RELATED-SOTVO TEASE TWO
HL 2) SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-VOTOPS TZ1 A LOBSTER DIVING-VOTOPS
HL 3) SELFIE ARREST-VOTOPS TZ2 B PEDI CABS-VOTOPS
STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP WX TEASE-WXWALL
WEATHER FIRST-WXWALL JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS WEATHER-PWC
UKRAINE CRISIS WEATHER-WXWALL
HEAT RELATED ILLNESS-TC MON VO LOBSTER DIVING-VOWIPE
HEAT RELATED ILLNESS-SOTVO LOBSTER DIVING-SOTVO
DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP FM PEDICABS-VO
CHILD ABUSE-VOWIPE LEE TRAN FARES-trxVOTOPS, BNR
CHILD ABUSE-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-VOWIPE TEASE THREE-POP
ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-SOTVO, SS TZ3 A SPORTS-VO-DISS
ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH FOLLOW-trxVOTOP KENNDEY SPACE CENTER RENAMED-OTS VOWIPE
LEHIGH ACRES DOG ATTACK-OC, SS,VO,SS (2) SAND SCUPLTURE FESTIVAL-trxVOTOPS
INCREDIBLE FRESH LATEST-OTS, VOWIPE TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
INCREDIBLE FRESH LATEST-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) MOSQUITO PRONE PPL-VOTOPS-WIPE
VOTE 2014-CLIP 11PM TZ2) UNDERWEAR THEFT-SSTOPS
SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-BNC, VOWIPE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-SOTVO FLORIDA STATE-POPMON
ABSENTEE BALLOTS-BNC, OC, BNR FLORIDA STATE-VO CG
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-POP VO FLORIDA STATE-SOTTOPS
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-SOTVO EDGE CAMP-POPMON
DRONES FOR WEDDINGS-VOWIPE EDGE CAMP-VOTOPS
DRONES FOR WEDDINGS-SOTVO EDGE CAMP-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP BILLS CAMP-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE BILLS CAMP-SOTTOPS
TZ1 A FGCU FRESHMAN-SOTTOPS MAZIEL-VOTOPS
TZ1 B SELFIE ARREST-VOTOPS FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS
LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE-ONCAM TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS
FGCU INCOMING FRESHMEN-TC MON VOWIPE FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
FGCU INCOMING FRESHMEN-SOTVO WEATHER RECAP-WXGRX
SELFIE ARREST-VOWIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


:42:07its heaven. its really nice.

:3:39 inside is better yea

LOVE IT OR HATE IT.

THE HEAT IS HERE TO STAY.

NOW AT 7.

THE DANGERS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN --

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PLUS --

ELECTION LOOP.

WHY SOME SOUTHWEST VOTERS FEEL EXCLUDED.

THE CHANGE THEY'RE DEMANDING --

SO THEY CAN HAVE THEIR SAY.

AND SELFIE SLIP-UP!

HOW A SMALL TOWN BOTIQUE --

CATCHES A THEIF RED HANDED.

THE NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) HEAT RELATED-SOTVO


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HL 2) SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-VOTOPS


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HL 3) SELFIE ARREST-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER FIRST-WXWALL


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BREAKING NEWS


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UKRAINE CRISIS


BREAKING NEWS --

A CEASEFIRE HAS BEEN DECLARED AROUND THE SITE OF THE

IN UKRAINE.

ABC NEWS REPORTS --

REBELS THERE HAVE AGREED TO A CEASEFIRE IN THE *SIX-MILE* RADIUS AROUND WHERE FLIGHT M-H-17 WENT DOWN LAST THURSDAY.

INVESTIGATORS HAVE FACED HOSTILITY -- SIMPLY TRYING TO GET TO THE WRECKAGE.

THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THIS WAS JET WAS SHOT DOWN BY A MISSILE. Return to index of stories...


HEAT RELATED ILLNESS-TC MON VO


OUR BIG STORY GOES IN-DEPTH ON THE WEATHER.

NEW AT 7 --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF SOME OF THE HOTTEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR.

TEMPERATURES INCHING INTO THE MID-90S.

AND THOSE FEW EXTRA DEGREES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE AT YOUR CHILD'S DAY CAMP.

WE CHECKED OUT A SUMMER CAMP AT ESTERO PARK THIS AFTERNOON.

THAT'S WHERE MORE 200 KIDS AT THE RECREATION CENTER SPEND EVERY AFTERNOON.

SO HOW DO THEY DEAL WITH THE HEAT?

THE SUMMER CAMP ALTERNATES THE KIDS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE EVERY 45 MINUTES TO KEEP THEM COOL.

PLUS YOU'LL FIND WATER COOLERS AROUND EVERY CORNER.

KIDS THERE TELL ABC7, THEY DON'T MIND GOING BACK INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


HEAT RELATED ILLNESS-SOTVO


:42:07its heaven. its really nice.

butt sot

Dominic Bill, Fort Myers

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

butt sot

:3:39 inside is better yea.

TODAY -- WE CHECKED WITH THE LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

THEY TOLD US THEY ARE NOT SEEING AN INCREASE IN HEAT RELATED ILLNESS.

BUT THEY SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MORE COMMON THINGS LIKE HEAT EXHAUSTION AND DEHYDRATION. Return to index of stories...


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CHILD ABUSE-VOWIPE


A CAPE CORAL INFANT IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE TONIGHT IN A MIAMI HOSPITAL,

HIS FATHER, BEHIND BARS ACCUSED OF CAUSING PERMANENT HEAD AND BRAIN INJURIES.

POLICE SAY 31 YEAR OLD JAMES BOO-DAY SHOOK LITTLE OWEN BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT STOP CRYING.

WHEN BUDAY RETURNED TO THE CRIB, THE 6-WEEK OLD WAS LIFELESS.

BUDAY THEN BROUGHT OWEN TO THE CAPE CORAL FIRE DEPARTMENT

WHERE HE WAS RUSHED TO HEALTHPARK THEN FLOWN TO MIAMI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE-SOTVO


:22 "I was very extremely stunned. Because just a young couple obviously

proud of their home, their family, always doing family centered

things. No arguments. Just always around with their little boy. Very

patient and kind to him. So to think like something like that would

happen, we were jus very stunned."

D-C-F IS NOW INVESTIGATING THE FAMILY.

THE COUPLES OTHER SON HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE HOME UNTIL A JUDGE APPROVES ANY VISITATION. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-VOWIPE


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS HIS CAR IS PEPPERED WITH HOLES TONIGHT --

AND HE COULD HAVE LOST AN EYE.

DEPUTIES SAY 20 YEAR OLD JOEY PINHEIRO WAS DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE THIS WEEKEND--

WHEN A MAN IN A TRUCK CUT HIM OFF -- AND WOULD NOT LET HIM PASS.

THAT'S WHEN HE FIRED A B-B GUN AT THE TRUCK -- SMASHING OUT THE TRUCK WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE INCIDENT-SOTVO, SS


"quite frankly I was in fear of my life and quite frankly if I was driving I would've just stopped, but not mark, he's a raceboat driver, he's got courage."

THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK FOLLOWED PINHEIRO'S --

UNTIL HE GOT OFF I-75.

PINHEIRO WAS THEN ARRESTED.

TONIGHT --

HE FACES FIVE FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR ALLEY CRASH FOLLOW-trxVOTOP


AWE'RE HEARING TONIGHT FROM ONE OF THE DRIVERS INVOLVED IN A TRAGIC CRASH THAT KILLED AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE SCENE SUNDAY MORNING ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

TROOPERS SAY SIX PEOPLE WERE INSIDE THIS S-U-V WHEN IT DRIFTED OFF THE ROAD - HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE AND FLIPPED.

KEN PISEL AND HIS WIFE SAY THE S-U-V SLAMMED INTO THE JEEP THEY WERE TOWING.

TROOPERS ARE STILL LOOKING INTO WHETHER OR NOT EITHER OF THE BOYS WERE WEARING SEAT BELTS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES DOG ATTACK-OC, SS,VO,SS (2)


A LEHIGH ACRES FAMILY IS RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER AN EARLY MORNING SCARE.

THEY SAY 2 STRAY PIT BULLS STALKED THEIR HOME AND ATTACKED THEIR DOG.

TOM VALASQUEZ SAYS IT HAPPENED WHEN HE TOOK HIS GERMAN SHEPHERD OUT FOR A WALK.

WHEN HE OPENED THE GARAGE DOOR -- TWO DOGS RAN OVER AND ATTACKED HIS DOG.

ONE EVEN WENT INTO HIS HOME.

HE IMMEDIATELY CALLED 9-1-1

ABC7 LEARNED THE PIT BULL OWNERS HAVE BEEN CITED FOR THE ATTACK-

VALASQUEZ CREDITS HIS DOG FOR DEFENDING HIS FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH LATEST-OTS, VOWIPE


JUST SIX OF THE 105 ARRESTED FOR USING FAKE I-D'S TO GET JOBS IN COLLIER COUNTY --

REMAINED IN JAIL TONIGHT.

THEY WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT "INCREDIBLE FRESH" --

A PRODUCE PROCESSING PLANT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE STATE ACCUSES THE 105 PEOPLE --

OF WORKING UNDER FAKE IDENTITIES AND WORKERS COMPENSATION FRAUD.

BUT TONIGHT -- ONLY SIX ARE STILL IN JAIL.

EVERYONE ELSE BONDED OUT.

AND INCREDIBLE FRESH IS HIRING AGAIN.

WE SAW TABLES WITH APPLICATIONS OUTSIDE THEIR BUILDING TODAY. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH LATEST-SOTVO


Salberio Valdez/ Looking for work -- i just heard that they need a lot of people because immigration came and took the people.

ACTUALLY -- IT WAS THE STATE DIVISION OF INSURANCE FRAUD THAT CAME OUT, NOT IMMMIGRATION.

BUT ICE IS GETTING INVOLVED TOO.

MANY ARRESTED LAST WEEK FROM THAT FACILITY ARE DUE BACK IN COURT ON AUGUST 11TH. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014-CLIP


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SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-BNC, VOWIPE


IT'S YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE 20-14.

AND TONIGHT -- A LOOP HOLE IN FLORIDA ELECTION LAWS COULD KEEP SOME VOTERS FROM DECIDING CERTAIN RACES IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARY.

NOW THEY'RE CALLING ON LAWMAKERS TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

IN 1998 -- FLORIDA VOTERS APPROVED AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION.

IT SAYS WHEN THERE'S A WRITE IN CANDIDATE -- IT AUTOMATICALLY CLOSES THE ELECTION TO VOTERS WHO ARE NOT FROM THAT SPECIFIC PARTY.

SOME FEEL THAT EXCLUDES THEM FROM HAVING A SAY IN THE PROCESS. Return to index of stories...


SHUTTING OUT VOTERS-SOTVO


richard Schaffer/Voter / 01:55:46 Certainly it does need to be addressed. To me it's not a democrat or republican issue. It gives the impression of impropriety. 01:55:54

SOME STATE LAWMAKERS ARE WORKING TO CLOSE THE LOOPHOLE AND IT SEEMS MOST VOTERS AGREE. Return to index of stories...


ABSENTEE BALLOTS-BNC, OC, BNR


STARTING TOMORROW, THE COLLIER COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE WILL BE SENDING OUT ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE UPCOMING PRIMARY.

YOU CAN REQUEST A BALLOT ONLINE.

OR JUST HEAD TO A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN.

YOU HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 20TH TO ASK FOR A BALLOT BY MAIL. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-POP VO


FLORIDA --

NOT BIKE FRIENDLY.

TONIGHT --

NEW NUMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION PROVE IT.

ACROSS FLORIDA --

ONE IN EVERY 20 DEATHS ON THE ROADS INVOLVES A BICYCLIST.

AND IT'S A SITUATION THAT PROVES FRUSTRATING FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S AVID BIKERS. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN SAFETY-SOTVO


GREG SHARB, PARADISE BIKES

0716 I have close friends and customers come here who have had close calls, who have crashed.

DAN MOSER, BIKEPED MATTERS

5905 a lot of times pedestrians/bicycles do things that are in their own best interest because they see motorists aren't allowing them to use crosswalks and such.

IT'S A MULTI-PRONGED PUSH TONIGHT --

PARTLY ABOUT CREATING MORE BIKE LANES,

AND PARTLY CREATING MORE AWARENESS ABOUT BIKERS. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR WEDDINGS-VOWIPE


DRONES.WE TYPICALLY THINK OF THEM FLYING OVER WAR ZONES,

BUT HOW ABOUT USING THEM FOR WEDDINGS?

IT'S HAPPENENING MORE AND MORE. COUPLE'S ARE USING

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO CAPTURE AERIAL VIEWS DURING THEIR CEREMONIES.

BUT THERE'S A CATCH.

IT'S ILLEGAL.

THE F-A-A PROHIBITS PAYING A THIRD PARTY TO FILM PROPERTY OR AN EVENT.

BUT A FRIEND OR RELATIVE CAN, AS LONG AS THEY DON'T CHARGE.

IT'S THAT LEGAL, GREY AREA,THAT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE NOW EXPLOITING. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR WEDDINGS-SOTVO


SOT Bob Gossen,

"If you publish it and a lot of people see it, then the FAA hears about it and sends you a cease and desist letter."

THE SPANISH WELLS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IN NORTH NAPLES HAS BOOKED A COUPLE OF DRONE WEDDINGS.

THE F-A-A IS SET TO RE-EVALUATE ITS RULES ON COMMERCIAL DRONE FLIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER 20-15. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


"We just had to work a little harder, so overall, our scores are probably higher than their average."

IN FACT, HIGHER THAN EVER BEFORE.

WHY F-G-C-U'S NEW FRESHMEN CLASS --

IS THE SMARTEST THE SCHOOL HAS EVER SEEN.

AND WE ALL TAKE SELFIES --

BUT ONE WOMAN TOOK ONE THAT LANDED HER IN JAIL.

AND FOR GOOD REASON!

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TZ1 B SELFIE ARREST-VOTOPS


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LEE CO SCHOOL BOARD UPDATE-ONCAM


NEW SINCE SIX --

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MARY FISCHER SAYS SHE WILL MEET WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT TO DISCUSS THE SUDDEN RESIGNATION OF A PRINCIPAL.

TRACY PERKIN'S LEFT HER POST AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL FRIDAY.

PERKIN'S WROTE A LETTER TO STAFF SAYING SHE FELT TARGETED.

FISCHER TELLS A-B-C SEVEN SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THE SITUATION IS BEING HANDLED CORRECTLY GIVEN IT'S PUBLIC NATURE.

FISCHER SAYS A MEETING IS SET UP FOR NEXT MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU INCOMING FRESHMEN-TC MON VOWIPE


NEW TONIGHT --

THE SMARTEST FRESHMAN CLASS IS ABOUT TO WALK INTO FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY THIS FALL.

ABC-7 DUG INTO ADMISSION RECORDS FROM FGCU --

AND FOUND, THIS NEW CLASS HAS *NOT ONLY* BETTER TEST SCORES AND G-P-As THAN PREVIOUS YEARS.

BUT *THE SCORES EXCEED THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

THIS YEAR, THE COLLEGE HAD AN INFLUX IN APPLICATIONS - ABOUT A 31 PERCENT INCREASE, ALLOWING IT TO RAISE STANDARDS FOR ACCEPTANCE.

SCHOOL LEADERS ATTRIBUTE THE SPIKE TO "DUNK CITY" --

AND THEIR RECENT OUT OF STATE MARKETING EFFORTS. Return to index of stories...


FGCU INCOMING FRESHMEN-SOTVO


:00-:06 Maven Piniella, Incoming freshman "I graduated early actually, so I worked really hard this year. so if I contributed to that, I'm really flattered, that's great."

:06-:11 Jasmine Murray, Incoming Freshman "I wouldn't even say that we are like really and truly smarter, we just had to work a little harder."

THE SCHOOL IS ADDING NEARLY THREE THOUSAND FRESHMAN THIS YEAR --

RAISING THE STUDENT BODY POPULATION TO 15-THOUSAND. Return to index of stories...


SELFIE ARREST-VOWIPE


A SELFIE LANDED ONE WOMAN BEHIND BARS.

POLICE SAY THIS WOMAN WAS VISITING A BOTIQUE IN ILLINOIS --

WHEN SHE WALKED OUT WITH AN OUTFIT SHE NEVER PAID FOR.

WHEN THE STORE OWNER SAW HER ON CAMERA --

HE TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA ASKING FOR HELP.

STATUS:FINAL

LOCATION/STORY:West Frankfort, IL: Woman caught on social media after

shoplifting dress Embargo WSIL

ADVISORIES/RESTRICTIONS/EMBARGOES:WSIL

FORMAT:NSB

VIDEO INFO:

shots of store

sound with employee

SUPERS:

KERT WILLIAMS | MORTIE'S BOUTIQUE

WEST FRANKFORT, IL

VIDEO PROVIDED BY:KFVS/CBS

LENGTH:0:58

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SELFIE ARREST-SOTVO


We posted a picture, not a picture just words saying 'If anyone sees a leopard color dress, let us know about it, come tell us, call us, text us.'

And within, you can see at 6:30, this happened at 3:30, at 6:30 we got this

picture saying, 'Love my new dress,' the selfie she too."

POLICE LATER ARRESTED THE 27-YEAR OLD ACCUSED THIEF.

AND WHEN POLICE FOUND HER --

THEY REALIZED SHE HAD A WARRANT FOR HER ARREST IN ANOTHER COUNTY ON SIMILAR CHARGES.

It wasn't long after that - police arrested twenty-seven year old Danielle

Saxton and charged her with retail theft less than 300-dollars.

This isn't the first time the store has used their facebook page to catch

shoplifters and he says it won't be the last

"I guess more people should do that, maybe people won't be as robbed from as

much, maybe people will quit coming in here and doing it." Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


ITS LOBSTER SEASON!

AND YOU CAN DIVE IN TO TAKE PART.

BEFORE YOU DO --

ABC7 REVEALS THREE THINGS AND TWO-DAYS-OF-THE-WEEK --

YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.

AND THEY ARE KNOWN AS PEDI-CABS.

AND THEY COULD BE YOUR NEW WAY AT GETTING AROUND - HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT BEFORE YOU HOP ON -- THEY COME WITH A FEW RULES AND REGULATIONS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A LOBSTER DIVING-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B PEDI CABS-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


SOME RAIN TONIGHT WITH STORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be bubbling up in Southwest Florida through the late afternoon and evening time frame.

The most widespread coverage of the activity will mainly be for areas along and to the east of the I-75 corridor.

Based on radar trends with any downpours and storms this evening, one can expect them to be rather slow moving. The slower the movement of rain and thunder the better the chances are for spots of locally heavy rainfall in areas seeing rain.

Lingering radar activity will begin diminishing later tonight, with conditions calming down after midnight.

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.

TROPICAL UPDATE

An area of disturbed weather in the open Atlantic Ocean is near tropical depression status. Dubbed Invest AL92 as of Monday afternoon, the feature was moving west-northwest between 15 and 20 mph. It's current location is around 1,200 miles away from the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center is pegging this feature with a 70% chance of further formation over the next two days. Return to index of stories...


JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


SOME RAIN TONIGHT WITH STORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be bubbling up in Southwest Florida through the late afternoon and evening time frame.

The most widespread coverage of the activity will mainly be for areas along and to the east of the I-75 corridor.

Based on radar trends with any downpours and storms this evening, one can expect them to be rather slow moving. The slower the movement of rain and thunder the better the chances are for spots of locally heavy rainfall in areas seeing rain.

Lingering radar activity will begin diminishing later tonight, with conditions calming down after midnight.

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.

TROPICAL UPDATE

An area of disturbed weather in the open Atlantic Ocean is near tropical depression status. Dubbed Invest AL92 as of Monday afternoon, the feature was moving west-northwest between 15 and 20 mph. It's current location is around 1,200 miles away from the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center is pegging this feature with a 70% chance of further formation over the next two days. Return to index of stories...


LOBSTER DIVING-VOWIPE


FLORIDA LOBSTER SEASON STARTS NEXT WEEK -

AND THAT MEANS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WILL BE PUMPED INTO THE SOUTH FLORIDA ECONOMY.

CAPTAIN PETE'S SCUBA SHOP SEES A BOOST OF UP TO 50 PERCENT IN BUSINESS DURING ITS ANNUAL SALE.

ALL DIVERS NEED THE PROPER EQUIPMENT - NETS, SCALES AND TICKLE STICKS.

OVER AT LIBERTY MARINE - OWNER JOE SYRACUSE HAS TUNED UP 5 BOATS IN THE LAST WEEK-- BEFORE THEY HEAD TO LOBSTER IN THE FLORIDA KEYS. Return to index of stories...


LOBSTER DIVING-SOTVO


it's gearing up - I am bombarded by tanks. People want to get serviced for the season.

it's so exciting to watch divers go down, snorkelers go down and watch them come back up with lobsters, measure them and eat.

IF YOU PLAN ON HEADING OUT --

THE MINI LOBSTER SEASON IS NEXT WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

AND THE REGULAR SEASON PICKS UP AUGUST 6TH AND RUNS THROUGH MARCH. Return to index of stories...


FM PEDICABS-VO


DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS COULD SOON SEE A NEW MODE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION -- AND A NEW BUSINESS --

THEY'RE CALLED PEDICABS -- BASICALLY RICKSHAWS WITH BIKES.

A LOCAL P-E TEACHER HAS BEEN TRYING TO START A COMPANY IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA FOR ABOUT A YEAR.

RIGHT NOW THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED DOWNTOWN --

CITY COUNCIL IS TAKING A LOOK AT THE ISSUE FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT.

A DECISION WILL BE MADE LATER ON. Return to index of stories...


LEE TRAN FARES-trxVOTOPS, BNR


LEE COUNTY IS CONSIDERING RAISING BUS FARES.

IF APPROVED --

THE PRICE WOULD JUMP 25 CENTS --

FROM A BUCK 25 TO A DOLLAR FIFTY.

DISABLED PASSENGERS -- WHO USE A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE --

WOULD SEE A 50 CENT HIKE.

WE'RE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEETINGS THIS WEEK --

AS PEOPLE DISCUSS THIS.

YOU CAN GO TO ABC DASH SEVEN FOR TIMES AND LOCATIONS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


CAN ANYONE STOP FLORIDA STATE THIS FALL-- THE ACC POLL IS OUT-- TALK ABOUT THE NOLES AND HEAR FROM THE MIAMI HURRICANES

PLUS SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT-- HAD TO LEAVE BILLS PRACTICE TODAY-- TALKE ABOUT THAT --- Return to index of stories...


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KENNDEY SPACE CENTER RENAMED-OTS VOWIPE


45 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST MOON LANDING -- NASA IS HONORING THE MAN WHO TOOK "ONE GIANT LEAP" FOR MANKIND.

IN A SPECIAL CEREMONY TODAY, NASA RENAMED THE HISTORIC OPERATIONS AND CHECKOUT BUILDING AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER AFTER THE LATE NEIL ARMSTRONG.

THE FACILITY WAS USED DURING THE APOLLO PROGRAM.

ARMSTRONG'S COLLEAGUES ON APOLLO 11 -- BUZZ ALDRIN AND MICHAEL COLLINS -- WENT TO THE CEREMONY.

ARMSTRONG'S SON SPOKE ON THE FAMILY'S BEHALF. Return to index of stories...


SAND SCUPLTURE FESTIVAL-trxVOTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST SAND SCULPTORS SHOWED OFF THEIR SKILLS THIS PAST WEEKEND.

ITS KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL SAND SCULPTING FESTIVAL.

AND IT TAKES PLACE IN REVERE, MASSACHUSETTS.

THIS YEARS FESTIVAL WAS QUITE THE HIT!

DRAWING IN ABOUT HALF-A-MILLION VISITORS.

--SUPERS--

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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) MOSQUITO PRONE PPL-VOTOPS-WIPE


A MATCH MADE FOR A MOSQUITO.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

WHAT THEY LIKE ABOUT YOU --

AND WHAT BUGS THE LITTLE BLOOD SUCKERS. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) UNDERWEAR THEFT-SSTOPS


PLUS -- POLICE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR PANTY THEIVES IN NAPLES.

JUST HOW MUCH UNDERWEAR --

THEY SAY THESE MEN MADE OFF WITH. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FLORIDA STATE-POPMON


AS IM SURE WE'RE ALL AWARE. THERE IS NO "I" IN TEAM. BUT THERE IS AN "I" IN JAMEIS WINSTON. ACTUALLY THERE ARE TWO. BUT AS GOOD AS THE FLORIDA STATE QUARTERBACK HAS BEEN. HE'S ALWAYS BEEN A "WE" BEFORE "ME" KIND OF GUY. MAYBE THAT'S WHY THE NOLES ARE PICKED TO WIN THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERNCE ONCE AGAIN THIS FALL---- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE-VO CG


FRESH OFF THEIR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON-- THE NOLES ARE THE HEAVY FAVORITES TO WIN THE ACC---

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

--- THE SEMINOLES OPEN THE SEASON-- AUGUST 30TH--- AGAINST OKLAHOMA STATE-- IN ARLINGTON TEXAS=---

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

THE MIAMI HURRICANES ARE PICKED TO WIN THE COASTAL DIVISION-- AND MEET FLORIDA STATE IN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME---

THE CANES--- WERE 9-4 LAST SESON-- INCLUDING AT TRIP TO THE RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL---

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FLORIDA STATE-SOTTOPS


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EDGE CAMP-POPMON


12-THOUSAND RUSHING YARDS. 80 CAREER TOUCHDOWNS. THOSE ARE AWESOME NUMBERS. HALL OF FAME NUMBERS. BUT THEY'RE NOT THE NUMBERS EDGERRIN JAMES CARES ABOUT. RATHER IT'S THE COUNTLESS NUMBER OF KIDS. HE'S INSPIRED IN HIS HOMETOWN OF IMMOKALEE. THAT MATTTERS MOST. 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'S HIS ANNUAL -- SPEED AND AGILITY CLINIC HELD 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


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BILLS CAMP-VOTOPS


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

-- BILLS FANS GOT A LITTLE SCARE TODAY AS SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT SAMMY WATKINS WAS TAKEN OFF THE FIELD AFTER BEING POKED IN THE EYE---

--- BUT SAMMY SAYS HE'LL BE FINE-- AND SO WILL THE BILLS THIS SEASON. Return to index of stories...


BILLS CAMP-SOTTOPS


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MAZIEL-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-VOTOPS


THE FGCU MEN CONTINUE TO FILL OUT THEIR SCHEDULE FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON---

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

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

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TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS


CHANCES ARE TIGER WOODS WILL NOT QUALIFY IN THE STANDINGS TO MAKE THIS YEAR'S RYDER CUP TEAM---

-- BUT WOODS SAYS IF HE WERE THE CAPTAIN-- HE WOULD SELECT HIMSELF TO PLAY FOR TEAM USA-- THIS NOVEMBER--- ---

--- TOM WATSON-- IS THE CAPTAIN-- AND CAN PICK 3 PLAYERS HIMSELF---

--- TIGER HAS PLAYED IN 2 GOLF TOURNAMENTS SINCE UNDERGOING BACK SURGERY IN MARCH 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...


WEATHER RECAP-WXGRX


SOME RAIN TONIGHT WITH STORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be bubbling up in Southwest Florida through the late afternoon and evening time frame.

The most widespread coverage of the activity will mainly be for areas along and to the east of the I-75 corridor.

Based on radar trends with any downpours and storms this evening, one can expect them to be rather slow moving. The slower the movement of rain and thunder the better the chances are for spots of locally heavy rainfall in areas seeing rain.

Lingering radar activity will begin diminishing later tonight, with conditions calming down after midnight.

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.

TROPICAL UPDATE

An area of disturbed weather in the open Atlantic Ocean is near tropical depression status. Dubbed Invest AL92 as of Monday afternoon, the feature was moving west-northwest between 15 and 20 mph. It's current location is around 1,200 miles away from the Lesser Antilles island chain in the Caribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center is pegging this feature with a 70% chance of further formation over the next two days. Return to index of stories...


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