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DIRECTORS PAGE KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-CGTOPVO
HEADLINES KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-SOTVO
HL 1) FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-VOTOPS TEASE TWO
HL 3) NFM INJURED CAT-SS-TOPS TZ2 B BRAIN SURGURY-VOTOPS
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ2 A READING TO YOUR BABY-VOTOPS
TOSS TO CHLOE-VIDBOX-SS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHLOE-VOTOPS-EANIBOX WEATHER-PWC
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-FLY-LIVE WEATHER-WXWALL
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-VOTOPS BRAIN SURGERY-VOWIPE
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO BRAIN SURGERY-SOTVO
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-REM-LIVE UF STUDY ON NURSERY RHYMES-VO
COVERAGE PROMISE-ONCAM BNR PRINCE GEORGE BIRTHDAY-trxVOTOPS
CAPE CORAL CONDO FIRE-SS (2) CAR FIRE-VOTOP BNR
MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-trxVOTOPS CAR CHASE ENDS-trxVOTOPS
MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-SOTVO BROOKLYN BRIDGE WHITE FLAGS-VO
NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-VOWIPE COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-SOTVO TEASE THREE-POP
BOMB THREAT ARREST-BNC -OC, SS, VO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
BOMB THREAT ARREST-SOTSS TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
WA WILDFIRES-POP VO 11PM TZ1) OJ SHORTAGE-VOTOPS-WIPE
WA WILDFIRES-VOTOPS 11PM TZ2) 3 STORY CLOSET-SSTOPS
WA WILDFIRES-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-VOWIPE CHRIS SALE-POPMON
LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-SOTVO CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS
LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-VOWIPE CHRIS SALE-SOTTOPS
LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-SOTVO BUXTON-VOTOPS
RIVER DISTRICT CONSULTANT-VOWIPE MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON
RIVER DISTRICT CONSULTANT-SOTVO MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE JIMBO FISHER-VOTOPS
TZ1 A DRONES FOR SALE-SOTTOPS JIMBO FISHER-SOTTOPS
TZ1 B KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-VOTOPS FIRST TEE-VOTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL FIRST TEE-SOTTOPS
NFM INJURED CAT-BNC,SS (2), BNR TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS
DRONES FOR SALE-OC,VO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
DRONES FOR SALE-SOTVO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


WOMAN: "I'm shaken up. three people hit by lightning. at the same time. that's. that's terrible

TRAGEDY ON FORT MYERS BEACH!

NOW AT 7 --

A MAN IS DEAD, TWO OTHERS HURT AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

ABC 7 TAKES YOU LIVE TO THE BEACH --

TO EXPLAIN HOW STUNNED WITNESSES TRIED TO HELP.

CHILDREN INFLICTING PAIN--

THEIR VICTIMS--

A NEST OF MUSCOVY DUCKS--

TONIGHT A 10-YEAR OLD COULD FACE FEDERAL CHARGES.

AND THIS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CAT HAS NINE LIVES.

HIT BY A CAR--

SHOT.

AND STONED --

AND NOT EVEN ONE!

THIS CAT'S INCREDIBLE TALE OF SURVIVAL.

REVEALED RIGHT NOW ON THE NEWS AT 7! Return to index of stories...


HL 1) FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO


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HL 2) MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-VOTOPS


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HL 3) NFM INJURED CAT-SS-TOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHLOE-VIDBOX-SS


LIGHTNING STRIKES ON FORT MYERS BEACH --

TONIGHT - ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO TEENS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY WERE HIT AS THEY WERE WALKING ON THE WATER'S EDGE.

IT HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON --

ON THE SHORE NEAR THE LANI KAI AND HOOTERS.

ABC7 WATCHED THE RESCUE EFFORTS HAPPENING.

AMBULANCES.

STRETCHERS.

AND FRANTIC RESCUE WORKERS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHLOE-VOTOPS-EANIBOX


WE ALSO WATCHED THE STORM DEVELOP --

FROM THE CAMERA AT THE DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT.

FIRST, CLOUDS ROLLED IN.

THE SKY TURNED GRAY.

AND CONDITIONS FELL APART --

ABOUT TWO IN THE AFTERNOON.

FIVE HOURS LATER - ABC7 IS STILL ON THE SCENE.

CHLOE MORRONI JOINS US LIVE WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

CHLOE - WHAT ARE YOU SEEING RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-FLY-LIVE


WE'RE TOLD BY WITNESSES ALL THREE VICTIMS ARE IN THEIR 20'S 2 GUYS AND A GIRL AND THEY WERE WALKING ON THE BEACH WHEN THE LIGHTNING HIT.

TAKE A LOOK HERE BEHIND ME YOU CAN SEE IT'S STILL AN ACTIVE SCENE, THE BODY OF THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED IS STILL ON THE BEACH UNTIL THE MEDICAL EXAMINER FINISHES THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-VOTOPS


A TERRIFYING SITUATION FOR PEOPLE WHO WITNESSES THE STRIKE. ONE MAN WHO'S HERE ON VACATION WITH HIS FAMILY TELLS US WHEN THE LIGHTNING STARTED EVERYONE TOOK COVER AND HE WAS WONDERING WHY THE THREE VICTIMS WERE STILL OUT IN THE OPEN. HE SAYS HE SAW A HUGE FLASH OF LIGHTHING AND THEN THREE PEOPLE DOWN ON THE SAND. HE SAYS HE'S SO UPSET THAT HIS FAMILY HAD TO WITNESS SUCH TRAGEDY. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO


SOT 13:45 14:00 SHANE UPDYKE

"Talk to my boys explain to them this stuff happens and I wish to god it wouldn't here but but I feel sorry for that people's family." Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-REM-LIVE


WE HAVE A CREW AT THE HOSPITAL AND WE'RE TOLD LOVED ONES OF THE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN SHOWING UP. VERY EMOTIONAL.

AGAIN, DEPUTIES TELL US THE GIRL WHO WAS HIT WAS TALKING AND COHERENT ALL THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER BUT THE OTHER GUY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-ONCAM BNR


ABC7 WILL CONTINUE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS STORY --

AND BRING YOU UPDATES.

STAY WITH US ON AIR AND ONLINE FOR ANY UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CONDO FIRE-SS (2)


JUST INTO THE ABC7 NEWSROOM

EVERYONE IS OKAY AFTER A FIRE AT A CAPE CORAL CONDO.

IT HAPPENED ON SOUTHEAST 18TH AVENUE ON THE SECOND STORY.

FIRE FIGHTERS PUT IT OUT QUICKLY.

THERE WASN'T MUCH DAMAGE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW IT STARTED -

BUT THEY THINK IT WAS LIGHTNING. Return to index of stories...


MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-trxVOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

TWO COLLIER COUNTY KIDS COULD FACE FEDERAL CHARGES FOR THIS VIDEO.

THIS EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THEM ATTACKING A BIRDS NEST IN NAPLES!

THE BIRD IS A FEDERALLY PROTECTED - MUSCOVY DUCK.

YOU SEE THE BOY ON THE BICYCLE FIRST.

SECONDS LATER THE GIRL COMES RUNNING AND THROWS A WHAT LOOKS LIKE A HATCHET.

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

HE SAYS IT WAS A WOODEN TOMAHAWK.

PEOPLE IN AN OFFICE BUILDING NOTICED THE TWO COMMITING THE ACT. Return to index of stories...


MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-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.

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. Return to index of stories...


NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-VOWIPE


A 77 YEAR OLD NAPLES LANDLORD --

SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED AND WRESTLED TO THE GROUND --

BY A NAKED MAN

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ANDREW RESTREPO LAST NIGHT IN NAPLES.

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

STANLEY FOGG SHOWED US BRUISES ON HIS LEG.

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


NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-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 Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT ARREST-BNC -OC, SS, VO


TONIGHT A LEE COUNTY MAN IS BEHIND BARS ACCUSED OF CALLING 9-1-1 REPEATEDLY AND MAKING SOME PRETTY SERIOUS THREATS.

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

FIRST, CLAIMING A WOMAN OWED HIM MONEY-- THEN MUCH WORSE.

DEPUTIES SAY HEIDLER CLAIMED HE WAS GOING TO BLOW PEOPLE UP -

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

DEPUTIES TRACKED DOWN THE MAN ON COCONUT ROAD.

INSIDE HIS BACKPACK INVESTIGATORS FOUND A FAKE EXPLOSIVE DEVISE--

A WIRE COMING FROM A WATER BOTTLE AND ANOTHER IN HIS GROIN AREA--

BOTH WERE REALLY CELL PHONE CHARGER CHORDS. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT ARREST-SOTSS


"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 FACING A MULTIPLE CHARGES.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND AFTER HE VIOLATED PROBATION ON AN ALCOHOL RELATED ARREST. Return to index of stories...


WA WILDFIRES-POP VO


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT 7 -

IT'S THE LARGEST WILDFIRE IN WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY!

AND ITS EXPECTED TO BE EVEN BIGGER!

ONE LOCAL CROP DUSTING COMPANY IS THERE TONIGHT TO HELP.

ABC7 FOUND OUT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PILOT IS ABOVE THE ACTION- TRYING TO CONTAIN THE BLAZE. Return to index of stories...


WA WILDFIRES-VOTOPS


FLETCHER FLYING SERVICE IN IMMOKALEE --

HAS TWO OUT OF 33 PLANES CONTRACTED THROUGH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

THEIR JOB IS TO FIGHT WILDFIRES OUT WEST.

ONE OF THE COMPANY'S PILOTS IS IN WASHINGTON STATE.

USUALLY THEY PREVENT SMALL FIRES FROM GROWING.

WE SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH PILOT JIM MILLER BY PHONE…

HE SAYS ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL THIS FIRE ARE PROVING TO BE A GRIM TASK. Return to index of stories...


WA WILDFIRES-SOTVO


SOT-Jim Miller/ Pilot

161943 you probably heard the expression, a flea on an elephant, and that's basically what you are.

6/ 162024 Fires of this magnitude are depressing to work on.

MILLER HAS BEEN THERE SINCE JULY SECOND.

HE SAYS THE GOAL AT THIS POINT --

IS JUST TO KEEP PEOPLES HOMES FROM BEING DESTROYED UP BY THE BLAZE. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-VOWIPE


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

TODAY ABC7 LEARNED --

CANDIDATES VYING FOR ONE SEAT ALONE HAVE RAISED MORE THAN A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS COMBINED --

AND SPENT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.

THEY'RE BUYING UP T-V COMMERICALS, RADIO ADS, NEWSPAPER SPACE AND BILLBOARD PROMOTION.

THEY'RE DESPARATE TO REACH VOTERS --

AND CONVINCE THEM THEY SHOULD REPLACE TAMMY HALL ON THE COMMISSION.

THREE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ARE VYING FOR THEIR PARTY'S NOMINATION IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-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 SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP THEIR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS EITHER --

WHICH INCLUDES KNOCKING ON DOORS AND MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-VOWIPE


NEW TONIGHT -

COMMISSIONERS ARE HOLDING OFF ON ENFORCING AN ORDINANCE THAT'D REQUIRE ISLAND RESIDENTS TO HOOK UP TO A LOCAL WATER UTILITY PIPELINE.

LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND RESIDENTS ASKED COMMISSIONERS TODAY WHY THEY'RE BEING PUSHED INTO HOOKING UP TO A WATER UTILITY PIPELINE IN FINAL STAGES OF PERMITTING.

THE ISLAND MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE ORDER BECAUSE IT'S A BARRIER ISLAND AND TECHNICALLY NOT IN AN URBAN SERVICE AREA.

THE HOOKUP FEE TO THE LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND UTILITY WATER PIPELINE IS 45-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

ON TOP OF THAT NEW CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE TO PAY 120 DOLLARS A MONTH.

RESIDENTS SAY THOSE FEES ARE UNECESSARY FOR OWNERS WITH ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-SOTVO


"This whole thing is just ridiculous, I mean it's like we get free sunshine. And it's like Floirda Power coming in and saying ok well you need to connect to us or you're not going to have light during the day. I mean we already have our resource we don't need to buy or pay for anything that we don't need."

LITTLE GASPARILLA UTILITIES, SERVES 360 CUSTOMERS.

UTILITY OWNERS SAY WITHOUT THE MANDATE THEY WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN THEIR BILLS. Return to index of stories...


RIVER DISTRICT CONSULTANT-VOWIPE


CITY LEADERS AND BUSINESSES WANT TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO COME TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS --

BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN AGREE ON THE BEST WAY TO DO IT.

TONIGHT --

ABC7 IS LEARNING THE CITY IS PUTTING TOGETHER A LAW FOR AN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.

IT'S AN IDEA GETTING MIXED REACTION FROM BUSINESS OWNERS --

SO A GROUP OF BUSINESSES CALLED THE RIVER DISTRICT ALLIANCE HAS HIRED A CONSULTANT FROM CALIFORNIA TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE. Return to index of stories...


RIVER DISTRICT CONSULTANT-SOTVO


01;11;43-53

"What we do often is share how other cities have been confronted with similar challenges and what they've done and then it's up to fort myers and the leadership of fort myers.'

THE RESPONSIBLE HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE HAS WORKED IN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY --

INCLUDING PITTSBURGH, TAMPA AND SOON, LAS VEGAS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


"You have to find out who owns this drone, whose operating this drone, and that may be a difficult thing if you can't see them."

THEY'RE FLYING HIGH - LOW --

AND IN A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU.

ARE DRONES INVADING YOUR PRIVACY?

WHAT TO DO IF THEY'RE ABOVE YOUR HOUSE.

AND A MAJOR PUSH FOR JOBS IN LEE COUNTY.

NEXT -

ABC7 FINDS OUT HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT BIG.

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TZ1 A DRONES FOR SALE-SOTTOPS


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TZ1 B KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


Tracking Another Hot & Stormy Day

Another round of showers and storms will be likely later this afternoon. Sunshine will prevail for large portion of the day but once the sea breeze gets going in the afternoon, clouds will thicken up.

Showers start inland and work their way, very slowly, westward towards the coastline by early evening. Some heavy rains will be possible with any given storm.

Temperatures today will be hot yet again. Low 90s will be the theme for Tuesday in most areas. Heat Indices today will reach into the upper 90s.

Lows tonight drop down to near normal in the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Two was last located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Forecast suggest this will weaken in coming days and drop to a remnant low by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


NFM INJURED CAT-BNC,SS (2), BNR


ONE CAT DEFINETLY HAS NINE LIVES!

MEET LAURAL.

JUST 10-MONTHS OLD --

LAURAL HAS ALREADY BEEN HIT BY A CAR, SHOT, AND STONED BY KIDS.

A WITNESS RESCUED HER FROM THE SIDE OF A ROAD IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

NOW -- SHE IS SAFE IN THE ANIMAL REFUGE CENTER.

THE CENTER IS LOOKING FOR DONATIONS TO HELP PAY FOR LAUREL'S UPCOMING SURGURIES.

SHE IS LIKLEY TO LOSE ONE OF HER LEGS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE FOR LAUREL - YOU CAN HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABC-7.COM

ARC recently took in a cat in severe need of help. Her name is Laurel and she is a young cat who has been through terrible things in her short life. Her recovery is going to be very costly, so we'd like to reach as many as possible to help this sweet cat overcome the traumas she's sustained.

Over the course of twenty-six years, Animal Refuge Center in North Fort Myers has drastically improved the lives of thousands of animals. For some, it's just the little things; a safe place to sleep, daily meals, and human affection. For others, it's all of those things plus so much more that can establish ARC as their last chance between life and death. We've rescued, rehabilitated, and re-homed animals many suffering from severe neglect, horrifying abuse, and deformities that would have otherwise been deemed irreparable.

Laurel is a 10 month grey kitty with splashes of white. Her beautiful citrine eyes sparkle with hope and gratitude; they do not reflect the horrors this cat has faced in her life. In her hospital suite, propped on a red, fuzzy stuffed bone, she purrs and "makes biscuits" in spite of the severe damage to her limbs.

Near death, but clinging to life, Laurel was found on July 17th, 2014 with severe injuries. X-rays revealing many fractures led to the conclusion that Laurel had been hit by a car and left for dead. As if that weren't enough suffering for one sweet cat to endure, it was shown in the x-rays that Laurel had also been shot; furthermore, she was being stoned by local kids, too injured and weak from starvation to escape. A Good Samaritan intervened and contacted ARC for further assistance.

Taking the healing process one step at a time, Laurel's most critical needs were met first. She needed hydration, nourishment, bandaging and wound management. Most importantly, she needed love. Next, she'll require multiple orthopedic surgeries to mend her broken bones and remove the bullets lodged inside her body.

While Laurel's outlook is surprisingly bright, she faces a long journey to recovery. Laurel will likely lose her right rear leg, and she will require extensive surgery to save her left forelimb. In spite of all she's been through - the physical and emotional damage she's sustained - she is affectionate and loving. Though her bones may be broken, her spirit is strong.

Safe at last, Laurel finally knows the warmth of love and compassion thanks to ARC and the wonderful staff and doctors of Specialized Veterinary Services in Fort Myers, FL. Her recovery will be lengthy and costly, and we will be here every step of the way for Laurel.

If you would like to donate to Laurel's care, please visit the websites below to donate to our Special Medical Fund or her GoFundMe account, set up specifically to help Laurel and other animals like her. When you make your donation, please note "for Laurel." Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR SALE-OC,VO


IT'S THE HOTTEST ITEM AT SEVERAL STORES IN FORT MYERS. THE DRONE.

IN FACT - MANY ARE USING RADIO ADS TO GET YOU TO BUY.

THE CAMERA EQUIPPED DRONE COSTS ABOUT 100 DOLLARS.

AND SOME SAY -- IT COMES AT THE COST OF THEIR PRIVACY BECAUSE THE DRONES CAN SPY ON THEM.

ABC7 TALKED TO AN ATTORNEY ABOUT WHAT'S LEGAL WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING AND USING A DRONE. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR SALE-SOTVO


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 --

HOMEOWNERS ALSO OWN 500 FEET OF AIRSPACE ABOVE THEIR PROPERTY.

THAT MEANS - THE DRONE OPERATOR COULD BE TRESPASSING. Return to index of stories...


KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-CGTOPVO


LEE COUNTY IS TARGETING FOUR INDUSTRIES --

HOPING TO GROW THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ECONOMY.

THE FIELDS --

MEDICINE.

AVIATION.

DISTRIBUTION.

AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS ALSO REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK AND MINNESOTA.

THE HOPE IS TO BRING THEM TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW --

TWO COMPANIES ARE CONSIDERING RE-LOCATING OR EXPANDING IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-SOTVO


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.

RIGHT NOW --

TWO COMPANIES ARE CONSIDERING RE-LOCATING OR EXPANDING IN LEE COUNTY.

WE DON'T YET KNOW WHO THEY ARE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


SAVING STROKE PATIENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU THE NON-INVASIVE BRAIN SURGURY -

THAT COULD BE SAFER AND GET YOU OUT OF THE HOSPITAL FASTER.

PARENTS -

DO YOU READ TO YOUR UNBORN BABY?

TALK TO YOUR BELLY?

IT MIGHT MAKE YOUR BABY SMARTER.

HOW IT HELPS YOUR CHILDREN BEFORE AND AFTER BIRTH. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 B BRAIN SURGURY-VOTOPS


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TZ2 A READING TO YOUR BABY-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Tracking Another Hot & Stormy Day

Another round of showers and storms will be likely later this afternoon. Sunshine will prevail for large portion of the day but once the sea breeze gets going in the afternoon, clouds will thicken up.

Showers start inland and work their way, very slowly, westward towards the coastline by early evening. Some heavy rains will be possible with any given storm.

Temperatures today will be hot yet again. Low 90s will be the theme for Tuesday in most areas. Heat Indices today will reach into the upper 90s.

Lows tonight drop down to near normal in the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Two was last located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Forecast suggest this will weaken in coming days and drop to a remnant low by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN SURGERY-VOWIPE


IT'S CHANGING THE LIVES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STROKE PATIENTS.

DOCTORS AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY TO PERFORM BRAIN SURGERY.

THE BI-PLANE METHOD ISN'T NEW BUT THE TECHNOLOGY WAS JUST BROUGHT TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

IN THE PAST MONTH - SURGEONS HAVE TREATED 20 STROKE PATIENTS.

BEFORE - THEY HAD TO CUT OPEN A PATIENTS SKULL TO OPERATE.

BI-PLANE ALLOWS THEM TO USE A CATHETER THE SIZE OF A STRING OF SPAGHETTI TO NAVIGATE THROUGH BLOOD VESSELS AND GET TO THE BRAIN. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN SURGERY-SOTVO


Nasser Razack, Neurologist - "Time is brain. We say that all the time, so the faster we can use these retrieval devices to pull out the clot the better the patient does."

THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART TECNOLOGY REDUCES COMPLICATIONS AND RECOVERY TIME. Return to index of stories...


UF STUDY ON NURSERY RHYMES-VO


ALSO IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING -

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF TALKING TO YOUR UNBORN BABY IN THE WOMB.

DOCTORS BELIEVE LATE-STAGE FETUSES CAN LEARN AND REMEMBER BASIC SPEECH.

RESEARCHERS HAD PREGNANT WOMEN SAY A NURSERY RHYME TO THEIR UNBORN BABIES TWICE A DAY.

AFTER SIX WEEKS --

SOMEONE ELSE READ THE RHYME OUT LOUD.

THE BABIES HEART RATE RESPONDED.

RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THIS SHOWS THE INTELLIGENCE OF A THIRD TRIMESTER FETUS AND WHY MOTHERS-TO-BE SHOULD TALK TO THEIR BABIES. Return to index of stories...


PRINCE GEORGE BIRTHDAY-trxVOTOPS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRINCE GEORGE.

THE ROYAL FAMILY IS CELEBRATING THE ROYAL BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY TONIGHT.

YOU'RE SEEING THE MOST RECENT PICTURES OF THE BOY WHO WILL BE KING.

THEY'RE FROM HIS VISIT TO THE BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM IN LONDON.

HIS PARENTS -- WILL AND KATE -- ARE THROWING A SMALL PARTY FOR HIM AT KENSINGTON PALACE. Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE-VOTOP BNR


BRAND NEW VIDEO INTO ABC7.

THIS CAR CAUGHT FIRE IN FORT MYERS.

IT HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON ON WINKLER AVENUE.

THE OWNER TELLS US HE STARTED HIS CAR AND THE FIRE STARTED.

NO ONE GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


CAR CHASE ENDS-trxVOTOPS


BRAND NEW VIDEO TONIGHT --

SHOWS A POLICE CHASE THROUGH LOUISVILLE.

THE SUSPECT TRYING TO ESCAPE FLEW DOWN THE INTERSTATE, SPED THROUGH FRONT YARDS, AND EVEN ZIPPED IN-AND-OUT OF CROWDED PARKING LOTS.

FINALLY --

THE CHASE ENDED COPS STOPPED THE CAR AT ARBY'S.

THE SUSPECT WAS WANTED ON WARRANTS IN KENTUCKY AND INDIANA.

LOCATION/STORY: Louisville, Ky: Police chase ends at Arby's, suspect

arrested.

ADVISORIES/RESTRICTIONS/EMBARGOES: NNS

FORMAT: Pkg

SUPERS:

Louisville, Ky

MICHAELA MACDONALD, Reporter

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: WHAS

LENGTH:

SCRIPT:

IT STARTED IN JEFFERSONTOWN-- WENT DOWN POPLAR LEVEL ROAD-- TO THE

WATTERSON-- THEN DIXIE HIGHWAY.

THE SUSPECT WEAVED IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC--

HITTING AT LEAST ONE CAR--- AND COMING CLOSE SEVERAL OTHER TIMES.

POLICE WERE CLOSE BEHIND AS HE DROVE THROUGH CROWDED PARKING LOTS

AND PEOPLE'S FRONT YARDS.

AFTER MORE THAN 30 MINUTES-- OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO RAM HIS CAR AND CORNER

HIM IN AN ARBY'S PARKING LOT ON DIXIE HIGHWAY.

WITH GUNS DRAWN-- THEY PULLED THE DRIVER OUT OF THE CAR--

HE WOULD EVENTUALLY BE TAKEN AWAY ON A STRETCHER.

WE'VE JUST LEARNED THAT DRIVER HAS WARRANTS FOR HIS ARREST IN KENTUCKY

AND INDIANA-- AND THAT HE'S WANTED IN INDIANA ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES--

BUT POLICE AREN'T RELEASING HIS NAME YET.

TAKE FS

AGAIN THE CHASE STARTED ON TAYLORSVILLE ROAD-- IN J-TOWN.

AND ENDED NEAR DIXIE AND GAGEL.

VERBATIM: None

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE WHITE FLAGS-VO


AMERICAN FLAGS ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- GONE.

TONIGHT - INVESTIGATORS STILL DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT OR HOW.

IT'S ALL ON CAMERA -

SOMEONE REPLACED THE AMERICAN FLAGS ON THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE WITH WHITE FLAGS.

THEY'RE GOING THROUGH HOURS OF SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE TO FIND THE VANDALS.

IT'S POSSIBLE USED WHITE PAINT ON OLD GLORY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


FGCU GREAT CHRIS SALE -- TALKS ABOUT WINNING A CY YOUNG AWARD---

PLUS--- FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH DEFENDING JAMEIS WINSTON FOLLOWING HIS SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


11PM TZ1) OJ SHORTAGE-VOTOPS-WIPE


ONE OF FLORIDA'S FAVORITE FRUITS IS IN TROUBLE.

AT 11 --

ABC7 REVEALS WHAT'S EATING ORANGES. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) 3 STORY CLOSET-SSTOPS


PLUS -- SHOES, HANDBAGS, CLOTHES.

ON SHELVES THAT SPAN 3 STORIES.

AT 11.

THE EPIC CLOSET SPACE --

USED TO HOST PARTIES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-POPMON


CHRIS SALE. CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER. THAT HAS A NICE RING TO IT. SALE AGREES. BUT SAYS. EVERYONE PUMP YOUR BREAKS. THERE'S STILL A LOT OF BASEBALL TO BE PLAYED. 62 GAMES TO BE EXACT FOR SALE AND HIS CHICAGO WHITE SOX Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT SALE PICKED UP HIS 9TH WIN OF THE SEASONS---

HE IS NOW-- 9-1 ON THE YEAR----

THE FGCU GREAT---- HAS BEEN STINGY ALL SEASON - WITH THE SECOND BEST EARNED RUN AVERAGE IN THE LEAGUE----

HE CERTAINLY HAS THE CREDENTIALS--- TO WIN A CY YOUNG AWARD-- GOING TO THE TOP PITCHER IN BASEBALL-- BUT SALE IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT AWARDS Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


BUXTON-VOTOPS


THE TWINS TOP PROSPECT-- BRYON BUXTON HAS BEEN NAMED THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK----

THE MIRACLE OUTFIELDER--- BATTED 500 LAST WEEK INCLUDING 2 HOME RUNS---

BUXTON AND THE MIRACLE BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT AT HAMMOND STADIUM--- AGAINST BREVARD COUNTY Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON


THEY ARE CALLED THE BIG UGLIES. THE ROAD GRATERS. THE HOGS. NOT EXACTLY KIND WORDS. BUT KIND WORDS ARE WASTED ON OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. IN FACT THE ONLY THING PRETTY ABOUT THE DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE LAST YEAR. IS THAT THEY WERE PRETTY BAD. GIVING UP A LEAGUE WORST 58 SACKS---- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


LAST YEAR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE GAVE UP 58 SACKS-- THAT WAS THE WORST IN THE NFL-----

BUT THE FINS DID A LOT TO ADDRESS THAT PROBLEM IN THE OFFSEASON---

DRAFTING--- JA-WAUN JAMES IN THE FIRST ROUND---- AND SIGING TOP OFFENSIVE TACKLE BRANDON ALBERT FROM KANSAS CITY--

THE DOLPHINS OPEN TRAINING CAMP ON FRIDAY--- AND ALBERT SAYS---- OVER TIME-- THE LINE WILL BE JUST FINE Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


JIMBO FISHER-VOTOPS


LAST APRIL -- HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JAMEIS WINSTON WAS CITED FOR SHOPLIFTING SEAFOOD---

--- HIS PUNISHMENT--- INCLUDED A SUSPENSION FROM THE FLORIDA STATE BASEBALL TEAM-- AND 20 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE---

--- BUT NOTHING --- THAT WE KNOW OF FROM FSU FOOTBALL TEAM--- ON MONDAY-- HEAD COACH JIMBO FISHER--- ADDRESSED THE MEDIA -- IN REGARDS TO WINSTON PUNISHMENT-- WHICH WAS CONSIDERED LENIENT-- BY MANY--- Return to index of stories...


JIMBO FISHER-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FIRST TEE-VOTOPS


A COUPLE LOCAL GOLFERS ARE OFF TO SAN DIEGO THIS WEEK FOR THE FIRST TEE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY---

KELLY NEWBROUGH OF BARRON COLLIER AND MORGAN NAVARRO OF GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL WERE SELECTED TO ATTEND---

--- SOME 90 GOLFERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE CHOSEN-- TO NOT ONLY HONE THEIR GOLF SKILLS BUT TO LEARN HOW TO BE COME LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY Return to index of stories...


FIRST TEE-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS


LET'S RIDE SOME BIKES---

16TH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE -- IS ALSO THE LONGEST STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE---

---- MICHAEL ROGERS OF AUSTRALIA -- WINS THE STAGE---

VINCENZO NIBALI RETAINS THE YELLOW JERSEY---- 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...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...