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DIRECTORS PAGE #DIVORCE-TCMON VO WIPE
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP #DIVORCE-SOTVO
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3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-SOT TZ1 A KY HITS TRUCK FIRE-VOTOPS
DIAMONDHEAD CAMERA TIME LAPSE-VO TOPS TZ1 B SHERIFF REPLACES JUMPSUITS-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-3SHOT CAM 9 JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL FORECAST-PHC
CONTINUING COVERAGE-OC SS OC FORECAST-WXWALL
KIDS KILL DUCKS-VO TOPS WIPE KY TRAIN HITS TRUCK FIRE-VO TOPS
KIDS KILL DUCKS-SOTVO SHERIFF REPLACES JUMPSUITS BECAUSE OF TV SHOW-TCMO
CAR FIRE-VO BNR SHERIFF REPLACES JUMPSUITS BECAUSE OF TV SHOW-SOTV
BOMB THREAT ARREST-OC SS VO WIPE UF STUDY ON NURSERY RHYMES-OC VO
BOMB THREAT ARREST-SOT SS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
NAKED NEIGHBOR-OC VO WIPE TEASE TWO------------
NAKED NEIGHBOR-SOTVO TZ2 A GMA AIR BNB SQUATTER-VOTOPS-WIPE
DEVELOPING-CLIP TZ2 B DRONES FOR SALE-VOTOPS
HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS-OTS VO GMA AIR BNB SQUATTER-OC
GROWTH INDUSTRIES-OC CG VO WIPE GMA AIR BNB SQUATTER-PKG
GROWTH INDUSTRIES-SOTVO DRONES FOR SALE-VO IN POP
COMMISSION CANDIDATE ADS-OC VO WIPE DRONES FOR SALE-NATSVO
COMMISSION CANDIDATE ADS-SOTVO DRONES FOR SALE-SOTVO
MIAMI 11 YEAR OLD KILLED-OC VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
TAMPA BOY RUN OVER-OC VO TEASE THREE------------
SEX ON THE BEACH ARRESTS-OC SS TZ3 A MH17 LATEST-SOTVO
FL RIP CURRENTS-OTS TZ3 B CA ROAD RAGE-NATSVO
PROBIOTICS AND BLOOD PRESSURE-OC VO WIPE TZ3 C ATTACKED BY PITBULL-VO
PROBIOTICS AND BLOOD PRESSURE-SOTVO FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-NATSVO SS WIPE


NATS OF SIREN

TRAGEDY ON THE BEACH-

ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO OTHER INJURED AFTER EMERGENCY CREWS SAY THEY WERE HIT BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ABC 7 WAS THERE AS FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED AND SCRAMBLED TO START C-P-R ON THE VICTIMS.

IT HAPPENED NEAR THE LANI KAI. Return to index of stories...


3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-VO TOPS


HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW.

THREE PEOPLE WERE WALKING ALONG THE WATER'S EDGE WHEN FORT MYERS BEACH FIREFIGHTERS SAY LIGHTING STRUCK.

PARAMEDICS PERFORMED C-P-R ON TWO TEENS.

THEY TOOK BOTH TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE WAS A GIRL.

SHE WAS CONCIOUS AT THE TIME.

THEY PERFORMED C-P-R ON A TEEN BOY.

HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS WHEN HE WAS PUT INTO AN AMBULANCE.

A THIRD PERSON WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE.

CREWS RUSHED TO GET EVERYONE ELSE OFF THE BEACH AS THE STORM HIT. Return to index of stories...


3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-SOT


Robert Gustafson, Witness "The blood was rolling. just floating down to the water's edge and the water was turning red right there. it was really terrible."

Alice Lynch, Witness "I'm shaken up. three people hit by lightning. at the same time. that's. that's terrible." Return to index of stories...


DIAMONDHEAD CAMERA TIME LAPSE-VO TOPS


LET ME SHOW YOU A TIME-LAPSED FROM THIS AFTERNOON --

AT THE DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT CAMERA.

YOU CAN SEE THE CLOUDS ROLLING IN ABOUT NOON.

AFTER THAT --

CONDITIONS DETERIORATE --

ESPECIALLY IN THE TWO O'CLOCK HOUR.

THAT'S WHEN THE REPORTED LIGHTNING STRIKE HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-3SHOT CAM 9


CHIEF METEOROLIGIST JOHN PATRICK IS HERE.

AND, JP --

IT WAS CLEARLY A DANGEROUS TIME TO BE OUT ON THE BEACH.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE CONDITIONS AROUND 2-10 JUST BEFORE THE 911 CALL CAME IN.

WE ALSO RECEIVED LIGHTNING DATA FROM WEATHER BUG ABOUT A HALF HOUR AGO.

WITHIN A 10-MILE RADIUS OF FORT MYERS BEACH --

THEY MEASURED 45-HUNDRED LIGHTNING FLASHES BETWEEN 11 THIS MORNING AND 3-15 THIS AFTERNOON.

THEY'RE ALSO SAYING THEY REGISTERED SIGNIFICIANT LIGHTNING IN THE AREA 69 MINUTES BEFORE THE DEADLY STRIKE.

SO THEY BELIEVE THERE WAS MORE THAN AN HOUR OF ADVANCED WARNING.

ABC 7 CHECKED WITH LEE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION--

THE COUNTY DOES *NOT HAVE LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON COUNTY BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


AFTERNOON STORMS CONTINUE

Tropical moisture continues to stream over south Florida and will provide more fuel for afternoon storms on Wednesday. Today's thunderstorm pattern was very active and wet with plenty of lightning, and tomorrow will likely be very similar. Most of the heavy rain and storms are ending at the time of this forecast update and there will only be a few more showers to track later this evening. Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and break to mostly sunny by morning with a low temperature in the mid 70's.

Humidity will continue to be high on Wednesday and our daytime high will top out around 90 degrees. Afternoon storms will begin to fire up around lunch time tomorrow and you can expect some areas to be hit with heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Tropical Depression 2 is still moving on a westerly course toward the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and it is not expected to get stronger over the next several days. Return to index of stories...


CONTINUING COVERAGE-OC SS OC


THERE HAVE BEEN 14 CONFIRMED LIGHTNING DEATHS IN THE U-S THIS YEAR.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE.

-NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE WHEN THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE AREA.

-IF YOU HEAR THUNDER, LIGHTNING IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO STRIKE YOU.

-WHEN YOU HEAR THUNDER, IMMEDIATELY MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER

-STAY IN SAFE SHELTER AT LEAST 30 MINUTES AFTER YOU HEAR THE LAST SOUND OF THUNDER.

STAY WITH ABC BOTH ONLINE AND ON AIR FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY.

WE'LL HAVE UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE SHOW AND THE LATEST INFORMATION AS IT COMES IN. Return to index of stories...


KIDS KILL DUCKS-VO TOPS WIPE


OUR OTHER BIG STORY --

CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

LOOK!

TWO COLLIER COUNTY KIDS COULD FACE FEDERAL CHARGES --

FOR WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS VIDEO ONLY ON 7!

THEY'RE ATTACKING A BIRD'S NEST IN NAPLES!

BUT THE BIRD'S ACTUALLY A MUSCOVY DUCK --

FEDERALLY PROTECTED.

AND DEFENELESS HERE.

YOU SEE THE BOY ON THE BIKE FIRST.

THEN A GIRL COMES RUNNING --

THROWS WHAT LOOKS LIKE A HATCHET.

THEY ATTACK THE DUCK.

WE TALKED TO THE BOY -- 10-YEAR-OLD RICKY TYLER -- TODAY.

HE ADMITS --

THEY'RE USING A WOODEN TOMAHAWK.

WATCH --

AS THE GIRL AT ONE POINT DROPS A SKATEBOARD ON THE BIRD AND HER NEST.

AND THEN SHE STARTS SWINGING THE TOMAHAWK BACK AND FORTH.

MINUTES LATER --

THE PAIR FINALLY RUN AWAY BUT NOT BEFORE SHE WAVES AT THE PEOPLE IN THE OFFICE BUILDING WHO CAUGHT THEM IN THE ACT. Return to index of stories...


KIDS KILL DUCKS-SOTVO


Ricky Tyler, Animal cruelty suspect

22:46-:51

Do you think you should've left? Why didn't you? Because I was afraid she was going to hurt me.

BUTT TO

23:18

Why do you feel bad? Because I love animals.

POLICE SAY THE GIRL TOOK ONE OF THE EGGS AND BROKE IT.

THE MOTHER DUCK AND THE OTHER EGGS ARE OK.

WE'VE CONFIRMED MISDEMEANOR INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THIS --

BUT THE PAIR COULD FACE FEDERAL CHARGES TOO, SINCE THE BIRD'S FEDERALLY PROTECTED. Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE-VO BNR


BRAND NEW VIDEO INTO ABC7.

A CAR WENT IN FLAMES IN FORT MYERS.

THE OWNER TELLS ABC7 --

HE STARTED HIS CAR -- AND IT CAUGHT ON FIRE!

THIS HAPPENED ON WINKLER AVENUE.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT STARTED IN THE ENGINE. NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT ARREST-OC SS VO WIPE


TONIGHT A LEE COUNTY MAN IS IN JAIL AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HE REPEATEDLY CALLED 9-1-1 AND MADE SERIOUS THREATS.

DEPUTIES SAY ROGER STEVEN HEIDLER PICKED UP HIS CELL PHONE AND CALLED 9-1-1.

HE INITIALLY CLIAMED A WOMAN OWED HIM MONEY.

THEN -- DEPUTIES SAY HE THREATENED TO

BLOW PEOPLE UP.

HE SAID IF DEPUTIES CAME WITH THEIR GUNS, HE WOULD BLOW THEM UP, TOO.

DEPUTIES TRACKED HIM DOWN ON COCONUT ROAD-

NEAR COCONUT POINT MALL.

INSIDE HIS BACKPACK INVESTIGATORS FOUND A FAKE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE.

THEY SAY A WIRE WAS COMING FROM A WATER BOTTLE AND ANOTHER WAS IN HIS GROIN.

THOSE WIRES WERE CHORDS FOR CELL PHONE CHARGERS. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT ARREST-SOT SS


"Everybody's question in my mind would be is he one of the bombers

that is coming around here."

"Alarming situation?"

"An alarming situation. Correct."

TONIGHT HEILDER IS IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND.

THEY SAY HE VIOLATED PROBATION FOR A PREVIOUS ALCOHOL RELATED ARREST. Return to index of stories...


NAKED NEIGHBOR-OC VO WIPE


A 77-YEAR-OLD NAPLES MAN SAYS HIS NEIGHBOR ATTACKED HIM AND WRESTLED HIM TO THE GROUND.

AND HE DID IT --

WHILE NAKED.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ANDREW RESTREPO LAST NIGHT IN NAPLES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TACKLED THE VICTIM OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT ON PALM STREET.

STANLEY FOGG SHOWED US THESE BRUISES ON HIS LEG.

HE TELLS ABC-7 -- HE HEARD LOUD THUMPING AND BANGING NEXT DOOR, THEN WENT TO CHECK ON HIS TENANT. Return to index of stories...


NAKED NEIGHBOR-SOTVO


Stanley Fogg

Victim

12:32-12:44

I heard all this noise and see all of this destruction of my property so that's why I'm here. And he came after me.

ACCORDING TO FOGG -- RESTREPO IS HIS TENANT'S BOYFRIEND

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE RESTREPO MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHY HE ATTACKED. Return to index of stories...


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HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS-OTS VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW-

FEDERAL COURTS ISSUED OPPOSING VIEWS ON HEALTH CARE REFORM TODAY-

AND THAT COULD MEAN YOU'LL PAY MORE FOR COVERAGE.

A FEDERAL JUDGE IN WASHINGTON STATE RULED GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES FOR COVERAGE ARE NOT ALLOWED.

IN VIRGINIA - A FEDERAL JUDGE THEIR RULED THE OPPOSITE. SAYING IT'S LEGAL FOR CONSUMERS TO BUY SUBSIZED COVERAGE.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IF YOU BOUGHT SUBSIZED COVERAGE FROM HEALTHCARE-DOT-GOV YOUR FINANCIAL AID AND YOUR POLICY WILL REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL A HIGHER COURT CONSIDERS BOTH RULINGS. Return to index of stories...


GROWTH INDUSTRIES-OC CG VO WIPE


TONIGHT --

LEE COUNTY HAS ZEROED IN ON FOUR TYPES OF BUSINESSES THEY WANT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND THEY ARE --

COMPANIES IN THE MEDICAL FIELD --

AVIATION --

DISTRIBUTION --

AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS ALREADY REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK AND MINNESOTA --

TRYING TO LURE THEM TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND EXPERTS THINK THESE FOUR FIELDS --

WILL BEST GROW THE ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


GROWTH INDUSTRIES-SOTVO


Mary Briggs- Lee Memorial Health system

9 seconds

Depending on what they bring, if it is something we can do business with directly because we are going to purchase- all the better to have it in your back yard then shipped from across the country.

Dr. Gary Jackson

Economics Professor

9 seconds

I see Fort Myers as it grows and as Lee County grows as an opportunity to create distribution here that goes out into the area.

TWO COMPANIES ARE CURRENTLY EYEING LEE COUNTY AS A PLANE TO RE-LOCATE OR EXPAND.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO THOSE TWO ARE. Return to index of stories...


COMMISSION CANDIDATE ADS-OC VO WIPE


IT MAY BECOME ONE OF THE COSTLIEST COMMISSION SEATS IN LEE COUNTY HISTORY.

CANDIDATES FOR JUST ONE SEAT HAVE RAISED MORE THAN A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS COMBINED.

THAT'S FOR TV, RADIO, NEWSPAPER AND BILLBOARDS.

EACH CANDIDATE IS TRYING TO WIN THE SEAT PREVIOUSLY HELD BY TAMMY HALL.

THREE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WILL FACE OFF IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY. Return to index of stories...


COMMISSION CANDIDATE ADS-SOTVO


brian Hamman / 25:00 I look at the money being spent and it actually surprises me too. 25:03

andy Coy / 23:32:12 The voters of Lee county are not going to say whoever has raised the most money that's who I'm voting for. 23:32:17

sawyer Smith / 45:51 it takes money to run campaigns. 45:53

ALL THREE CANDIDATES ALSO HAVE GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS.

THOSE INCLUDE KNOCKING ON DOORS AND MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI 11 YEAR OLD KILLED-OC VO


NEW AT 5 --

POLICE IN MIAMI SAY A MAN STABBED AND KILLED AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL --

THEN TRIED TO COVER-IT UP.

POLICE SAY MIGUEL RUIZ LOBO USED TO DATE THE GIRL'S MOTHER.

BUT INVESTIGATORS THINK MARTHA GUZMAN CONVINCED HER MOM TO BREAK UP WITH LOBO.

IN RETALIATION --

THEY SAY LOBO KILLED GUZMAN, THEN TRIED TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SUICIDE.

BUT THE EVIDENCE SHOWED THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE.

LOBO IS BEHIND BARS WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BOY RUN OVER-OC VO


DETECTIVES ARE NOW *QUESTIONING* HOW A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY DIED IN TAMPA.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MARTERRANCE ALBURY --

MAY *NOT* HAVE BEEN PUSHED OUT OF A CAR AFTER ALL, AS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.

THEY NOW THINK HE MAY HAVE *RUN* INTO TRAFFIC AND BEEN HIT.

HE LATER DIED.

HIS MOTHER CAME HOME ABOUT 4-30 IN THE MORNING THE NIGHT HE DIED.

SHE SAYS SHE LEFT HER SON WITH HIS 17-YEAR-OLD BROTHER.

SHE HAS SINCE BEEN BAKER ACTED --

BECAUSE SHE BECAME SHE BECAME HYSTERICAL WHEN SHE LEARNED HER SON HAD DIED. Return to index of stories...


SEX ON THE BEACH ARRESTS-OC SS


HAVING SEX ON THE BEACH IN FRONT AS DOZENS OF OTHERS -- INCLUDING CHILDREN -- WATCHED.

TONIGHT - TWO PEOPLE ARE CHARGED WITH LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS EXHIBITION.

OFFICERS SAY THEY HAVE VIDEO EVIDENCE SHOWING ELISSA ALVAREZ AND JOSE CABALLERO HAVING SEX ON BRADENTON BEACH AROUND EIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT.

A WOMAN CALLED POLICE AFTER HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD SAW THE WHOLE THING.

SIX OTHER PEOPLE FILED COMPLAINTS -- ONE PERSON EVEN RECORDED EVERYTHING ON A CELL PHONE. Return to index of stories...


FL RIP CURRENTS-OTS


DEPUTIES BLAME RIP CURRENTS FOR THE DEATH OF TWO PEOPLE THIS WEEKEND IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

AND LIFEGUARDS SAVED 19 OTHERS.

HERE'S THE WARNING IF YOU GO THE BEACH --

RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Return to index of stories...


PROBIOTICS AND BLOOD PRESSURE-OC VO WIPE


IN YOUR ABC 7 HEALTHY LIVING-

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS PRO-BIOTICS COULD LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE.

PROBIOTICS ARE GOOD BACTERIA THAT ARE OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH HELPING DIGESTION.

YOU CAN FIND PRO-BIOTICS IN DAIRY SUCH AS YOGURT AND CHEESE.

A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S JOURNAL HYPERTENSION SHOWS TAKING PRO-BIOTICS CAN ALSO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE. Return to index of stories...


PROBIOTICS AND BLOOD PRESSURE-SOTVO


Dr, Jennifer Ashton/ Senior Medical Contributor, ABC News - "They saw a decrease.literally every number can help

DOCTORS WARN THERE IS NO LONG-TERM DATA TO SUPPORT THIS AND THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.

THOSE INCLUDE WEIGHT LOSS, EXERCISE AND MEDITATION. Return to index of stories...


#DIVORCE-TCMON VO WIPE


A NEW STUDY FINDS TOO MUCH TWEETING COULD HURT YOUR RELATIONSHIP.

IN OTHER WORDS --

HASHTAG "DIVORCE."

RESEARCHERS AT ZUCKER HILLSIDE HOSPITAL SURVEYED NEARLY 600 TWITTER USERS.

THEY FOUND, ON AVERAGE, THESE PEOPLE WERE SPENDING NEARLY AN HOUR A DAY, FIVE DAYS A WEEK, ON TWITTER.

RESEARCHERS THEN LINKED LOTS OF CONFLICT IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP --

TO THEIR TWITTER ACTIVITY.

THAT EVEN INCLUDED CHEATING AND BREAK-UPS. Return to index of stories...


#DIVORCE-SOTVO


CG: Scott Bea, Psy.D./Cleveland Clinic

"Imagine if you invested 52 minutes a day actively listening to your loved

ones, what the payoff would be for that. Now, it might not excite your brain at

the same level, but it would probably create bonds, help with problem solving

and probably predict greater longevity." :13

RESEARCHERS CONFLUDED OVERUSING TWITTER BREEDS MIS-TRUST WITH YOUR PARTNER.

SO THEIR SUGGESTION --

IS TO SHARE ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


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


A TRUCK IN THE PATH OF A TRAIN.

THE CRASH AND THE MASSIVE FIREBALL.

AHEAD - WHAT THE TRUCK WAS HAULING THAT CAUSED SERIOUS DAMAGE AND HOW THE DRIVER GOT STUCK ON THE TRACKS.

PLUS -

STRIPES ARE BACK.

THE SHERIFF BRINGING BACK THE JAILBIRD JUMPSUITS AND WHY HE SAYS A POPULAR T-V SHOW IS TO BLAME. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A KY HITS TRUCK FIRE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B SHERIFF REPLACES JUMPSUITS-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


FORECAST-WXWALL


AFTERNOON STORMS CONTINUE

Tropical moisture continues to stream over south Florida and will provide more fuel for afternoon storms on Wednesday. Today's thunderstorm pattern was very active and wet with plenty of lightning, and tomorrow will likely be very similar. Most of the heavy rain and storms are ending at the time of this forecast update and there will only be a few more showers to track later this evening. Skies will be mostly cloudy tonight and break to mostly sunny by morning with a low temperature in the mid 70's.

Humidity will continue to be high on Wednesday and our daytime high will top out around 90 degrees. Afternoon storms will begin to fire up around lunch time tomorrow and you can expect some areas to be hit with heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Tropical Depression 2 is still moving on a westerly course toward the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and it is not expected to get stronger over the next several days. Return to index of stories...


KY TRAIN HITS TRUCK FIRE-VO TOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A SEMI TRUCK DRIVER MADE A WRONG TURN AND ENDED UP THE TRACKS.

RIGHT IN THE PATH OF A TRAIN.

YOU CAN SEE IT EXPLODE INTO A FIREBALL-

THE TRUCK WAS CARRYING LIGHTER FLUID.

THE BLAST COULD BE SEEN FOR MILES.

THE TRUCK DRIVER SURVIVED -- DOCTORS TREATED HIM FOR BURNS. Return to index of stories...


SHERIFF REPLACES JUMPSUITS BECAUSE OF TV SHOW-TCMO


YOU COULD SAY *STRIPES* ARE THE NEW BLACK TONIGHT!

A MICHIGAN SHERIFF IS CHANGING INMATE UNIFORMS --

BECAUSE OF A POPULAR T-V SHOW.

IT'S CALLED "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK."

IT'S A NETFLIX ORIGINAL --

FOCUSED ON A WOMAN'S LIFE IN PRISON.

YES, THE LADIES WEAR ORANGE JUMPSUITS.

BUT THE SAGINAW COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS IF ORANGE IS IN --

IT'S *OUT* AT HIS JAIL.

SO NOW --

HIS INMATES ARE WEARING BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES INSTEAD.

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SHERIFF REPLACES JUMPSUITS BECAUSE OF TV SHOW-SOTV


SAGINAW COUNTY SHERIFF WILLIAM FEDERSPIEL"It doesn't have a connotation of being cool nor should it be." WIPE TO

"If you don't like the clothes I give you, don't return."

THE SHERIFF ALSO CLAIMS THE NEW JUMPSUITS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR THEM TO SPOT THE INMATES ON WORK DETAIL --

ALTHOUGH ORANGE DOESN'T EXACTLY BLEND IN TO THE CROWD. Return to index of stories...


UF STUDY ON NURSERY RHYMES-OC VO


A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SHOWS IT'S IMPORTANT TO READ AND TALK TO YOUR UNBORN BABY IN THE WOMB.

RESEARCHERS SAY LATE-STAGE FETUSES CAN LEARN AND REMEMBER BASIC SPEECH.

RESEARCHERS HAD MOTHERS READ NURSERY RHYMES OUTLOUD TWICE A DAY.

AFTER SIX WEEKS-

RESEARCHERS HAD SOMEONE ELSE READ THE RHYME THE THE BABY AND WHAT THEY FOUND IS SHOCKING-

THE BABY'S HEART RATE RESPONDED.

EVEN WEEKS AFTER THE MOTHER STOPPED READING IT-

THE BABY'S HEART STILL RESPONDED WHEN THE NURSERY RHYME WAS READ OUTLOUD.

THEY SAY THIS SHOWS HOW INTELLIGENT THE BABY IS IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A MOTHER TO SPEAKING TO HER BABY IN THE WOMB. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO------------


VACATION NIGHTMARE!

A WOMAN RENTED OUT HER STUNNING CONDO THROUGH A POPULAR RENTAL WEBSITE.

TONIGHT - SHE'S LOCKED IN A LEGAL BATTLE.

WHY THE MAN WHO RENTED IT REFUSES TO LEAVE.

DRONES FOR SALE IN FORT MYERS!

STORES ARE TRYING TO CONVINCE YOU TO BUY -- BUT COULD OWNING AND USING A DRONE MAKE YOU OR YOUR NEIGHBOR A CRIMINAL?

ABC7 INVESTIGATES NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A GMA AIR BNB SQUATTER-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B DRONES FOR SALE-VOTOPS


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GMA AIR BNB SQUATTER-OC


ONE WOMAN IS LIVING OUT A NIGHTMARE.

SHE RENTED OUT HER STUNNING HOUSE TO A GUY JUST FOR A MONTH.

NOW HE'S REFUSING TO LEAVE.

ABC'S KIRK HAWKINS EXPLAINS WHY HE SAYS HE DOESN'T HAVE TO,

COULD THIS HAPPEN TO YOU? Return to index of stories...


GMA AIR BNB SQUATTER-PKG


THIS STUNNING 600-HUNDRED SQUARE-FOOT CONDO IN PALM SPRINGS.

GROUND ZERO FOR CALIFORNIA'S LATEST SQUATTER HORROR STORY.

CORY TSCHOGL SAYS SHE RENTED IT OUT THROUGH THE

POPULAR AIR B-N-B WEBSITE.

BUT, NOW, MORE THAN 30 DAYS LATER.SHE SAYS THE GUY WHO RENTED IT OUT WON'T

LEAVE.

SO SHE TURNED TO BUSINESS INSIDER FOR HELP.

Julie Bort/Business Insider

"She was extremely frustrated. She described the whole situation as a

nightmare."

TSCHOGL TOLD BUSINESS INSIDER.THAT SHE GAVE THE GUEST A REFUND.

BUT HE STILL REFUSED TO GO.AND LATER TSCHOGL SAYS HE EVEN

THREATENED TO SUE HER!

AIR BNB SAYS ITS PAID TSCHOGL FOR THE FULL RESERVATION AND TELLS

ABC NEWS.

"WE'RE WORKING WITH HER TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AS WE MOVE FORWARD."

Julie Bort/Business Insider

"Airbnb is extremely popular, but its really really up to you to understand

the rules and the laws that govern your area."

EXPERTS SAY AIR B-N-B GUESTS CAN.IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES.BE CONSIDERED

TENANTS.

THAT MEANS TO GET HER "GUEST" EVICTED.TSCHOGL NOW NEEDS TO GO

THRU A FULL EVICTION PROCESS.THAT COULD TAKE MONTHS.AND

THOUSANDS IN LEGAL FEES.

Genevieve Brown

ABC News Travel & Lifestyle Editor

"This is an anomaly. But, it is a red flag."

A SIMILAR EVICTION PROCESS THAT'S BEEN AVOIDED FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA "

NIGHTMARE NANNY".DIANE STRETTON. JUST 72 MILES FROM THE SUSPECTED AIR B-N-

B SQUATTER.

THE FAMILY THAT HIRED STRETTON.FIRED HER.AND WAS EXPECTING A DRAWN OUT

EVICTION PROCESS. BUT AFTER INITIALLY REFUSING, SHE HAS FINALLY MOVED OUT.

IN CALIFORNIA AND ELSEWHERE, IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO KNOW THE LAWS.AND RENTERS

RIGHTS IN YOUR STATE BEFORE YOU INVITE THEM IN.

Genevieve Brown

ABC News Travel & Lifestyle Editor

"This is your home. The stakes are much higher for you."

ON-CAMERA STANDUP CLOSE

ABC NEWS TRIED TO REACH THE ALLEGED SQUATTER FOR COMMENT, BUT WE WERE

UNSUCCESSFUL.

KIRK HAWKINS. FOR ABC NEWS. LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR SALE-VO IN POP


KIRK HAWKINS REPORTING.

DRONES SALES ARE BOOMING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

EVEN THOUGH THEIR LEGALITY IS IN LIMBO.

LISTEN. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR SALE-NATSVO


NATS "Imagine seeing your neighborhood from a whole new perspective several hundred feet up. You may call them drones but paradise hobby simply calls them fun."

THAT'S A RADIO ADVERTISEMENT FROM PARADISE HOBBIES.ONE OF THREE STORES IN FORT MYERS ABC 7 FOUND SELLING DRONES.

FOR JUST 100 DOLLARS, YOU COULD OWN ONE.

THE *REAL* PRICE YOUR PRIVACY

ONE ATTORNEY EXPLAINS THE LEGALITY OF THE CAMERA EQUIPPED DRONES. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR SALE-SOTVO


SOT Benjamin Russell, Lawyer

"If you had somebody who was flying a drone in your airspace that you own, then that would be illegal as a trespass."

IN SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS YOU OWN UP TO 500 FEET OF AIRSPACE OVER YOUR BACKYARD.

IF YOU SEE A DRONE OVERHEAD, THE OPERATOR COULD BE TRESPASSING.

CONGRESS IS SET TO TALK ABOUT DRONES NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE THREE------------


Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia - "After the crime, comes the cover up."

AN INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE MALAYSIA FLIGHT SHOT DOWN IN UKRAINE?

NEW TONIGHT ON 7 --

THE BODIES REMOVED AND THE EVIDENCE *STOLEN* --

FROM THE SCENE.

you you almost killed my dog

ALL OUT ROAD RAGE CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

ABC7 HAS THE MUST-SEE VIDEO OF THE VIOLENT CONFRONTATION.

WHY A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS JUST PROTECTING HER FAMILY.

AND 218 STITCHES!

THE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD GIRL RIPPED APART BY A PITBULL.

HER FAMILY EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY THE DOG *WON'T* BE PUT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A MH17 LATEST-SOTVO


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TZ3 B CA ROAD RAGE-NATSVO


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TZ3 C ATTACKED BY PITBULL-VO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

MARY BINSKI VANHOUTEN OF PUNTA GORDA

THANKS FOR WATCHING MARY.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE OUR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US. Return to index of stories...