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DIRECTORS PAGE NAKED MEAT BURGLARS-trxSSTOPS-2SH-SS-VO
HEADLINES NAKED MEAT BURGLARS-SOT-SS
HL 1) LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTTOPS DOUGHNUT SHOP KID BANNED-OTS-SOTVO
HL 2) FM GROCERY-VOTOPS DOUGHNUT SHOP KID BANNED-SOTVO
HL 3) NAKED MEAT BURGLERS-SSTOPS NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
FIRST WX-CLIP TEASE TWO---------
FIRST WX-WX WALL TZ2 FL ORANGE JUICE SALES-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP TZ2 NCH PACEMAKER-VOTOPS
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIMS-SSTOPS(2) JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLLOW-VO IN TC-VO WEATHER-PWC
FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLLOW-SOTVO-TC WEATHER-WXWALL
TEAM COVERAGE OPEN-CLIP TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-OTS-VIDBOX
LIGHTNING STRIKE SYSTEMS-BNC-VO DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
LIGHTNING STRIKE SYSTEMS-SOTVO-BNC FL ORANGE JUICE SALES-2SH-VO
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FL ORANGE JUICE SALES-SOTVO
CAPE CORAL BEE ATTACK-ONCAM FRUIT RECALL-trxVOTOPS
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP NCH PACEMAKER SURGERY-VO IN TC-VO
FL GOVERNOR POLL-OTS-SSTOPS (2) NCH PACEMAKER SURGERY-SOTVO-TC-BNR
CANDIDATES IN SWFL-2SH-VO NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-trxVOTOPS
CANDIDATES IN SWFL-SOT-SS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-CGTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
SWFL JOB GROWTH-ONCAM TZ3 A-VO-DISS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
FM GROCERY LAWSUIT-EBOX-VO 11PM TZ1) PARENTS DUI ARREST-VOTOPS-WIPE
FM GROCERY LAWSUIT-SOTVO 11PM TZ2) HOT CAR ON CAM-VOTOPS
COLLIER 911 TEXTING-OTS-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER 911 TEXTING-SOTVO DENVER BRONCOS-SOTTOPS
ADULT DAYCARE CLOSING-2SH-VO DENVER BRONCOS-VOPOP
ADULT DAYCARE CLOSING-SOTVO MIKE POUNCEY-VOTOPS
FUNDING FOR MIAMI CENTER-OC NATE ALLEN-VOTOPS
GARDNER'S PARK UPDATE-trxVOTOPS NATE ALLEN-SOTTOPS
GARDNER'S PARK UPDATE-SOTVO TIM TEBOW-VOPOP
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP TWINS INDIANS-VOTPS
TEASE ONE--------- FM MIRACLE-VOTOPS
TZ1 NAKED MEAT BURGLARS-SSTOPS TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS
TZ1 DOUGHNUT SHOP KID BANNED-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
FL BARRACUDA ATTACK-OC-SOTVO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
FL BARRACUDA ATTACK-SOTVO  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


""It was really terrible.""It was horrendous."

NOW AT 7--

WHAT'S BEING DONE TO PROTECT YOU FROM LIGHTNING THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE ON THE BEACH.

ABC 7 GOES COUNTY BY COUNTY TO GET ANSWERS--

AFTER THE DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

PLUS --

GROCERY STORE UNDER FIRE.

WHY FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS WANT IT SHUT DOWN--

AND WHY SOME NEIGHBORS ARE BEGGING THEM NOT TO.

NUDE DUDES!

WHY THEY WERE NAKED IN A BONITA BEACH RESTAURANT.

ABC 7 REVEALS THE FACTS--

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HL 1) LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTTOPS


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HL 2) FM GROCERY-VOTOPS


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HL 3) NAKED MEAT BURGLERS-SSTOPS


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FIRST WX-CLIP


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FIRST WX-WX WALL


Scattered storms will roam through Southwest Florida for the balance of the afternoon and evening, and a few of today's storms may be intense with frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds.

The storms will be scattered in nature with the highest storm coverage expected over our inland communities, but even our coastal zones may see a passing storm before the evening is done.

After topping out in the low to mid 90s this afternoon, temperatures will settle into the mid 70s overnight into early Thursday morning.

We'll end up back in the low to mid 90s for Thursday afternoon with a blend of sunshine and clouds, and expect scattered storms to fire up during the heat of the day and into the evening.

Storms will be possible anywhere tomorrow, but the highest rain chances will be across our inland communities.

Expect a slight downward trend in rain chances for the upcoming weekend, but we'll still have enough moisture in place for some isolated afternoon storms.

Temperatures will continue peaking in the low to mid 90s during the day and cooling down into the mid 70s at night. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


Scattered storms will roam through Southwest Florida for the balance of the afternoon and evening, and a few of today's storms may be intense with frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds.

The storms will be scattered in nature with the highest storm coverage expected over our inland communities, but even our coastal zones may see a passing storm before the evening is done.

After topping out in the low to mid 90s this afternoon, temperatures will settle into the mid 70s overnight into early Thursday morning.

We'll end up back in the low to mid 90s for Thursday afternoon with a blend of sunshine and clouds, and expect scattered storms to fire up during the heat of the day and into the evening.

Storms will be possible anywhere tomorrow, but the highest rain chances will be across our inland communities.

Expect a slight downward trend in rain chances for the upcoming weekend, but we'll still have enough moisture in place for some isolated afternoon storms.

Temperatures will continue peaking in the low to mid 90s during the day and cooling down into the mid 70s at night. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIMS-SSTOPS(2)


OUR BIG STORY AT 7 --

THE MAN KILLED BY A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH --

IS 41 YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX FROM LEHIGH ACRES.

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED --

TWO TEENS FROM LEHIGH -- 16-YEAR-OLD CHELSEA GILL AND 14-YEAR-OLD ZAC LATAWIEC -- WERE STRUCK TOO.

THEY'RE RECOVERING TONIGHT.

GILL SHOULD BE FINE.

BUT LATAWIEC'S FAMILY TELLS US HE'S IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLLOW-VO IN TC-VO


WE ALSO WENT BACK TO FORT MYERS BEACH TODAY.

WE SAW SADNESS AND CONCERN --

AS PEOPLE STRUGGLED TO COME TO TERMS WITH THE DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE.

ABC 7 CAPTURED VIDEO OF THE AFTERMATH --

AS RESCUE CREWS RUSHED TO THE SCENE.

TONIGHT --

PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE BEACH--

AND VACATIONERS WE TALKED TO --

SAY THEY'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY SAW. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE FOLLOW-SOTVO-TC


"It's scary. I mean. we left the beach when it started getting dark so that is scary."

--BUTT SOT--

"I've never heard of anything like this happening. being in such close proximity, I was surprised to hear that. it's sad."

EXPERTS TELL ABC-7 --

WHAT HAPPENED ALONG FORT MYERS BEACH TUESDAY -- COULD HAPPEN ON ANY SUMMER DAY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

EVEN ONE STRIKE OF LIGHTNING CAN BE DEADLY.

OFFICIALS SAY -- REMEBER, GO INSIDE AS SOON AS YOU HEAR THUNDER. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE OPEN-CLIP


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LIGHTNING STRIKE SYSTEMS-BNC-VO


WE CONTINUE OUR TEAM COVERAGE TONIGHT ON ABC7.

WE LOOKED INTO WHETHER OTHER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES PLAN TO PUT IN LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT TO WARN PEOPLE ON THE BEACH.

THERE ARE NOT LIGHTNING SYSTEMS ON MAJOR BEACHES IN LEE, COLLIER OR CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THERE ARE SYSTEMS ON MARCO ISLAND NEAR THE LARGE RESORTS.

LEADERS SAY IT'S GOING TO TAKE PUBLIC OUTCRY FOR CHANGE.

SOME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS PLAN TO DO JUST THAT. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE SYSTEMS-SOTVO-BNC


21:12:04 "I think it would be good for anybody visiting the beach,

people with little children so that they would feel safe." Connie Dennis, Visiting Sanibel

--BUTT SOT--

21:13:56 "take into account the people that aren't really

taking the lighting seriously already is that really going to make a

difference to them?" Elizabeth McEwen, Visiting Sanibel

VARIOUS SCHOOLS, PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS HAVE LIGHTNING DETECTORS OR PREVENTION SYSTEMS.

ONE COMPANY THAT SERVES FORT MYERS AND NAPLES SAYS MORE PEOPLE CALLING FOR THE SYSTEMS DOESN'T MEAN THEY'LL BE PUT UP IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE CORAL BEE ATTACK-ONCAM


BREAKING NEWS --

CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS SAY A SWARM OF BEES ATTACKED FOUR LANDSCAPERS THIS AFTERNOON.

THE ATTACKED HAPPENED ON SOUTEAST 47TH TERRACE.

THE FIRE CHIEF BELIEVES THE BEES WERE AFRICANIZED --

BASED ON HOW AGGRESSIVE THEY WERE.

THEY TREATED THE WORKERS.

NONE OF THEM HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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FL GOVERNOR POLL-OTS-SSTOPS (2)


A NEW POLL SHOWS DEMOCRATIC CANIDATE FOR GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST LEADING INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN RICK SCOTT.

ACCORDING TO THE QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL --

CRIST IS EDGING SCOTT 45-40.

BUT SCOTT HAS CUT INTO CRIST'S LEAD SINCE APRIL.

HERE'S AN INTERESTING SIDENOTE.

THE RACE GETS EVEN TIGHTER WHEN LIBERTARIAN CANIDADATE ADRIAN WYLLIE IS ADDED.

IT PUTS CRIST AT 39 PERCENT, SCOTT AT 37, WHYLLIE AT NINE.

CRIST STILL HAS THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY TO CONTEND WITH.

HE'LL FACE FORMER STATE SENATOR NAN RICH. Return to index of stories...


CANDIDATES IN SWFL-2SH-VO


AND WITH THE RACE TIGHTENING --

YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE ATTACK ADS COMING SOON FROM BOTH SIDES.

MEANTIME --

BOTH CANIDATES FOR GOVERNOR WERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY AND ABC7 WAS WITH THEM.

INCUMBENT RICK SCOTT TOUTED JOBS IN FORT MYERS.

DEMOCRAT CHARLIE CRIST SPENT THE DAY IN SARASOTA TALKING EDUCATION.

CRIST AND SCOTT SAY THEY HAVE THEIR ON VIEWS ON THE LATEST POLL. Return to index of stories...


CANDIDATES IN SWFL-SOT-SS


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47:46 I"m not a pundant on polls. Call Charlie. He does everything based on polls.

47:50 :05 51:29 I'm pleased by it obviously.But these things do go up and down.I'm focused on things like education. 51:34

NEITHER POLL MENTIONS DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL NAN RICH. Return to index of stories...


VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-CGTOPS


AN AN IMPORTANT REMINDER FROM YOUR ELECTION HEADQUARTERS -

TO VOTE IN NEXT MONTH'S RPIMARY YOU HAVE TO REGISTER BY MONDAY JULY 28TH.

FLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE.

THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE PARTY TO VOTE IN THE RESPECTIVE PRIMARIES. Return to index of stories...


SWFL JOB GROWTH-ONCAM


WHILE GOVERNOR SCOTT WAS HERE TALKING JOBS --

ABC7 WAS FINDING OUT THIS --

NAPLES IS THE TOP CITY IN THE NATION FOR JOB GROWTH.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO FOBES MAGAZINE.

CAPE CORAL RANKED SIXTH ON THE LIST.

TWELVE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION WAS JOBLESS.

LAST MONTH, UNEMPLOYMENT WAS JUST UNDER FIVE AND A HALF PERCENT IN NAPLES.

PORT SAINT LUCIE ALSO MADE THE TOP TEN.

TEXAS ROUNDED OUT MOST OF THE LIST.

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT THE STUDY, GO TO ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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FM GROCERY LAWSUIT-EBOX-VO


FORT MYERS HAS CLEARED ANOTHER HURDLE --

IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO SHUT DOWN A TROUBLED GROCERY STORE.

THE GROCERY STORE ON PALM AVENUE -- KNOWN TO NEIGHBOR AS THE BLUE STORE --

IS A HAVEN FOR DRUG ACTIVITY, ACCORDING TO THE CITY.

THEY REGISTERED 23-HUNDRED CALLS TO 9-1-1 ABOUT THAT PLACE IN JUST FIVE YEARS.

THEY WANT IT SHUT DOWN.

AND TODAY --

A JUDGE DISMISSED THE STORE OWNER'S LAWSUIT FIGHTING THAT.

BUT --

SOME NEIGHBORS SAY THINGS ARE IMPROVING THERE --

AND THEY NEED THIS PLACE

THE CITY HAS BEEN TRYING TO CLOSE DOWN PALM AVENUE GROCERY FOR TWO YEARS.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS DISMISSED A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY THE STORE OWNER, CLAIMING THE CITY'S DECISION WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

CITY ATTORNEY GRANT ALLEY CLAIMS FORT MYERS POLICE RESPONDED TO THE STORE 23-HUNDRED TIMES IN 5 YEARS LEADING TO 2012.

WE FOUND OUT SO FAR THIS YEAR, IT'S MUCH LESS -- POLICE HAVE RESPONDED 77 TIMES, MOSTLY FOR EXTRA PATROL REQUESTS.

MANY NEIGHBORS TELL US THE PROBLEMS AT THE STORE HAVE GOTTEN BETTER AND THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE IT CLOSE. Return to index of stories...


FM GROCERY LAWSUIT-SOTVO


"A lot of people do rely on it. Some people don't got vehicles or nothing like that. They need a bag of beans, some rice, slice of meat or something. They come to the blue store."

ATTORNEYS SAY THEY HAVE THREE WEEKS TO APPEAL THE JUDGE'S DEICISON -- OR THEY'LL BE FORCED TO CLOSE FOR GOOD.

THEY HAVEN'T DECIDED IF THEY'LL FILE THAT APPEAL. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER 911 TEXTING-OTS-VO


HELP ME.

TWO WORDS SENT IN A TEXT TO 9-1-1.

THAT TEXT SAVED THE LIFE OF A COLLIER COUNTY WOMAN.

IT'S THE FIRST 9-1-1 TEXT EMERGENCY THAT COLLIER DEPUTIES HAVE RESPONDED TO SINCE ROLLING OUT THE TEXT TO 9-1-1 PROGRAM LAST MONTH.

DEPUTIES ARE PROTECTING THE WOMAN'S IDENTITY BECAUSE OF PRIVACY LAWS.

DISPATCHERS SAY LAST TUESDAY THE WOMAN CALLED 9-1-1 BUT COULDN'T SPEAK.

THEY CALLED BACK -- HEARD MOANING AND THEN SAW HER 9-1-1 TEXT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER 911 TEXTING-SOTVO


Commander Bill Rule, CCSO Communications Dept.

There are certain circumstances where you may not have a voice and your voice becomes your fingers and you text in the message and send it to us.

THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT ALSO JOINED TEXT TO 9-1-1.

IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY AND ARE A VERIZON CUSTOMER YOU CAN TEXT 9-1-1.

T-MOBILE USERS CAN TEXT FROM ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


ADULT DAYCARE CLOSING-2SH-VO


THERE'S A NEW PUSH TO KEEP THE DOORS OPEN AT A SPECIALIZED ADULT DAY CARE CENTER IN FORT MYERS.

STATE MEDICAID CHANGES ARE FORCING THE SUNRISE ADULT DAYCARE CENTER TO CLOSE -- BY THE END OF THE SUMMER.

BUT THEY'RE HOPING THE GOVERNMENT CAN SUBSIDIZE THEIR CENTER --

SAVING THE 40 PATIENTS -- AND NEARLY A DOZEN JOBS. Return to index of stories...


ADULT DAYCARE CLOSING-SOTVO


there is such a need for this. Quality homes that provide the services they do.

while my wife is home I need to watch her 100 percent of the time. This has ben a blessing

REPRESENTATIVE HEATHER FITZENHAGEN'S OFFICE SAYS -- SHE'S MEETING WITH THE COMPANY'S C-E-O NEXT WEEK TO SEE IF ANY OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


FUNDING FOR MIAMI CENTER-OC


ABC-7 LEARNED THAT -- FOUR YEARS AGO -- A SUNRISE COMMUNITY IN MIAMI FACED A SIMILAR PROBLEM.

THEIR MONEY DWINDLED.

BUT THEY STAYED AFLOAT --

WITH HELP FROM A 240-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT. Return to index of stories...


GARDNER'S PARK UPDATE-trxVOTOPS


BUSINESSES OWNERS IN GARDNERS PAR -- ARE CELEBRATING A SMALL VICTORY.

THEY'VE BEEN PETITIONING THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO HELP REVITALIZE AND FOCUS ON THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THE AREA IS BETWEEN FOWLER AND EVANS -- JUST NORTH OF M-L-K.

TODAY, THE C-R-A COMMISSION VOTED TO INVEST UP TO 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO DEVELOP A NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN. Return to index of stories...


GARDNER'S PARK UPDATE-SOTVO


"Its just taking a look at a whole series of issues. Everything from zoning to densities to appearance codes. Possobly making some dead end streets in there so it's more of a neighborhood."

Don Paight, Community Redevelopment Agency

ABC-7 FOUND OUT --

THE CRA IS ALSO BUDGETING MONEY FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO START BEAUTIFYING THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


THESE MEN WEREN'T DRESSED THE PART --

WHEN INVESTIGATORS SAY, THEY ROBBED A LEE COUNTY BEACH BUSINESS.

THE BOXER-BRIEFED BURGLARS --

AND WHAT THEY WERE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITH.

It looked like she was pregnant and I asked her if she was pregnant.

BUT SHE WASN'T PREGNANT.

THE DOUGHNUT SHOP DEBACLE --

AND HOW MANGERS CHOSE TO HANDLE THE SITUATION.

NEXT -- ON 7. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 NAKED MEAT BURGLARS-SSTOPS


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TZ1 DOUGHNUT SHOP KID BANNED-SOTVO


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FL BARRACUDA ATTACK-OC-SOTVO


A FATHER-SON FISHING TRIP IN FLORIDA -- ENDED WITH A HOSPITAL VISIT --

AFTER THE 13-YEAR-OLD'S VICIOUS ENCOUNTER WITH A BARRACUDA.

"Within a split second he just went from there to up over the boat and just nailed him right here."

THE WORST PART --

THEY WERE 19-MILES OFFSHORE!

NO CELL RECEPTION -- NO WAY TO CALL FOR HELP.

THE BARRACUDA ATTACKED THE TEENAGER SO BADLY --

HE NEEDED STAPLES *AND STITCHES --

AFTER A LONG RIDE BACK TO SHORE. Return to index of stories...


FL BARRACUDA ATTACK-SOTVO


"Hes still flopping in the back of the boat started going, just heading.I mean it was a bouncy ride. And I really didn't care. I didn't care if parts were flying off the boat or anything. I just wanted to get him in.

IRWIN KING SAYS HE WAS PRAYING HIS SON WOULDN'T RUN OUT OF BLOOD.

THANKFULLY, HE SURVIVED. Return to index of stories...


NAKED MEAT BURGLARS-trxSSTOPS-2SH-SS-VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAM-BURGLARS --

BARED IT ALL WHILE STEALING FROM A BEACH BUSINESS.

SOME OF THE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES ARE TOO GRAPHIC TO SHOW YOU.

TONIGHT --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HOPE YOU RECOGNIZE ONE OF THE BARE BANDITS IN BONITA.

THEY SAY THE TRIO BROKE INTO DOC'S BEACH RESTAURANT ON BONITA BEACH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

THE MEN ONLY HAD ON THEIR UNDERWEAR AS THEY STOLE BURGERS, BACON AND PEPPERS.

THEN --

THEY TOOK OFF EVERYTHING.

TAKING OFF WITH THE FOOD IN THE NUDE.

ABC7 SPOKE TO A MANAGER ABOUT THE BIZARRE BREAK-IN. Return to index of stories...


NAKED MEAT BURGLARS-SOT-SS


"Three men with no clothes on at 3:00 in the morning it's a little strange. Of course we've never had anything like that ever happen. I just think its. I never heard of anything like that!

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING --

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


DOUGHNUT SHOP KID BANNED-OTS-SOTVO


CURIOSITY GOT THE BEST OF A FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY.

HE'S NOW BANNED FROM HIS FAVORITE DOUGHNUT SHOP.

There was a customer there, and he asked her if she had a baby in her belly. She said no, he said I'm sorry.

THE BOY'S MOTHER WAS EMBARRASSED -

SHE SAYS SHE IMMEDIATELY APOLOGIZED AND THE WOMAN SHRUGGED IT OFF.

MANAGERS AT THE CONNECTICUT SHOP WEREN'T AS FOREGIVING.

THE FOLLOWING DAY THEY ASKED THE MOTHER AND HER SON TO LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


DOUGHNUT SHOP KID BANNED-SOTVO


She said he's not allowed in here, and I looked around, and said, him? And she said yeah, he's rude.

THE MANAGER AND OWNER REFUSED TO EXPLAIN.

THE MOM SAYS SHE'S USING THIS AS A TEACHING MOMENT FOR HER SON. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO---------


ITS PICKED -- SQUEEZED -- THEN PUT ON YOUR BREAKFAST TABLE.

BUT SALES ARE ON THE DECLINE.

WHAT'S REPLACING ORANGE JUICE.

PLUS --

A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH.

THE NEW TYPE OF PACEMAKER -- WE FOUND AT ONE LOCAL HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 FL ORANGE JUICE SALES-VOTOPS


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TZ2 NCH PACEMAKER-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Scattered storms will roam through Southwest Florida for the balance of the afternoon and evening, and a few of today's storms may be intense with frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds.

The storms will be scattered in nature with the highest storm coverage expected over our inland communities, but even our coastal zones may see a passing storm before the evening is done.

After topping out in the low to mid 90s this afternoon, temperatures will settle into the mid 70s overnight into early Thursday morning.

We'll end up back in the low to mid 90s for Thursday afternoon with a blend of sunshine and clouds, and expect scattered storms to fire up during the heat of the day and into the evening.

Storms will be possible anywhere tomorrow, but the highest rain chances will be across our inland communities.

Expect a slight downward trend in rain chances for the upcoming weekend, but we'll still have enough moisture in place for some isolated afternoon storms.

Temperatures will continue peaking in the low to mid 90s during the day and cooling down into the mid 70s at night. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-OTS-VIDBOX


AS SUMMER VACATION WINDS DOWN -- MANY ARE GEARING UP FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING.

NEXT WEEKEND WILL BE HUGE FOR FLORIDA SHOPPERS.

THE STATE'S SALES TAX HOLIDAY STARTS FRIDAY AUGUST FIRST.

CLOTHING AND SHOES 100 DOLLARS OR LESS ARE TAX EXEMPT.

YOU CAN ALSO SAVE THAT SIX PERCENT TAX ON COMPUTERS AND OTHER SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

THE STATE EXPECTS SHOPPERS WILL SAVE AT LEAST 40-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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FL ORANGE JUICE SALES-2SH-VO


A BLOW TO A FLORIDA FRUIT --

ORANGE JUICE SALES ARE DOWN. WAY DOWN.

NATIONWIDE COMPANIES ARE REPORTING RECORD LOWS.

SHOPPERS ARE BUYING EIGHT PERCENT LESS ORANGE.

ABC-7 DID SOME DIGGING.

WE FOUND SOME LOCAL SELLERS FEELING THE IMPACT TOO.

THE OWNER AT BUCKINGHAM FARMS IN FORT MYERS SAYS -- THEY'VE SEEN AN *80% DECREASE IN ORANGE JUICE SALES SO FAR THIS MONTH -- COMPARED TO THIS MONTH LAST YEAR.

U.S. orange-juice retail sales fell to the lowest level on record as consumers continue to turn away from the breakfast beverage. U.S. consumers bought 36.11 million gallons of orange juice in the four weeks ended July 5, down 8.3 percent from a similar period a year ago. Return to index of stories...


FL ORANGE JUICE SALES-SOTVO


It could be devastating. It slows down. People don't come in for the certain breakfast items like orange juice, so we would like to see those sales up a little higher.

ANALYSTS ATTRIBUTE THE DROP IN ORANGE JUICE SALES TO MORE COMPETITION FROM OTHER DRINK ALTERNATIVES --

SUCH AS EXOTIC FRUIT JUICES, ENERGY DRINKS AND FLAVORED WATERS. Return to index of stories...


FRUIT RECALL-trxVOTOPS


MEANTIME --

THERE'S A MAJOR FRUIT RECALL EXPANDING TONIGHT --

DUE TO FEARS OF A FOODBORNE ILLNESS.

IT'S ALL COMING FROM THE WAWONA PACKING COMPANY -- WHICH ISSUED THE VOLUNTARY RECALL DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION.

COSTCO --

TRADER JOE'S --

KROGER --

SAM'S CLUB AND WALMART STORES ARE IMPACTED.

THE FRUITS INCLUDE PEACHES, PLUMS AND NECTARINES. Return to index of stories...


NCH PACEMAKER SURGERY-VO IN TC-VO


A LEAP IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY -- RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MORE THAN 4-MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE USE A PACEMAKER.

TRADITIONALLY - PACEMAKERS ARE IMPLANTED UNDER THE SKIN.

A WIRE CONNECTS TO THE HEART TO SEND ELECTRIC PULSES.

50 HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE ARE NOW PART OF A CLINICAL TRIAL TO TEST A PACEMAKER THAT'S MUCH SMALLER.

IT'S CALLED A LEADLESS PACEMAKER.

NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS ONE OF THE HOSPITALS INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


NCH PACEMAKER SURGERY-SOTVO-TC-BNR


I didn't know anything had been done, really. He took the bandage off and I said, ok see you tomorrow. 7

IT TYPICALLY TAKES A PATIENT MONTHS TO RECOVER.

DOCTORS SAY THE NEW PACEMAKER ALLOWS PATIENTS TO BOUNCE BACK IN JUST DAYS.

IF YOU THINK YOU'RE A CANDIDATE FOR THIS TRIAL CALL THE NAPLES HEART RHYTHM SPECIALISTS.

WE HAVE CONTACT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HAPPIEST CITY-trxVOTOPS


ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY IS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST PLACES IN THE COUNTRY!

ACCORDING TO TIME MAGAZINE -- NAPLES RANKS THIRD FOR THE HAPPIEST RESIDENTS.

WEST PALM BEACH AND JACKSONVILLE MADE A DIFFERENT LIST FOR LARGER CITIES.

THE LEAST HAPPY CITY IN THE NATION. THE BIG APPLE. NEW YORK CITY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


BAD NEWS ALREADY FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS-- AS THEY HEAD INTO TRAINING CAMP THIS FRIDAY---

---PLUS REMEMBER THIS GUY-- TIM TEBOW IS GETTING READY FOR A RETURN TO THE NFL--- 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) PARENTS DUI ARREST-VOTOPS-WIPE


5 KIDS IN THE CAR --

AND TWO DRUNK PARENTS.

AT 11 --

HOW A CHILD GOT INVOLVED IN GETTING RID OF THE EVIDENCE! Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) HOT CAR ON CAM-VOTOPS


PLUS -- A CROWD FORMS AROUND A CAR --

WITH A BABY LOCKED INSIDE.

A WITNESS RECORDS UNTIL HELP ARRIVES.

SEE THE DRAMATIC RESCUE AT 11. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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DENVER BRONCOS-SOTTOPS


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DENVER BRONCOS-VOPOP


HALL OF FAME QUARTERBACK JOHN ELWAY--- GETTING EMOTIONAL AT THE NEWS-- THAT DENVER BRONCOS OWNER-- PAT BOWLEN--- IS GIVING UP CONTROL OF THE TEAM--- AS HE BATTLES ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE--- TOGETHER ELWAY AND BOWLEN -- WENT TO 5 SUPERBOWLS --- WINNING BACK TO BACK TITLES IN 1997 AND 98----- Return to index of stories...


MIKE POUNCEY-VOTOPS


BAD NEWS FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS AS THEY HEAD INTO TRAINING CAMP THIS FRIDAY--

PRO BOWL CENTER MIKE POUNCEY IS EXPECTED TO MISS THE FIRST 8 WEEKS OFF THE SEASON-- FOLLOWING HIP SURGERY---

THAT'S SEVERAL WEEKS LONGER THAN EXPECTED----

--- THIS MEANS-- THE DOLPHINS WILL HAVE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STARTING OFFENSIVE LINE FROM A YEAR AGO---- Return to index of stories...


NATE ALLEN-VOTOPS


THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BEGIN TRAINING CAMP THIS SATURDAY----

CAPE CORAL GRAD---- NATE ALLEN-- HOPING TO REGAIN HIS STARTING JOB AT SAFETY---

--- ALLEN ENTERS HIS 5TH YEAR IN THE LEAGUE -- LAST SEASON HE HAD 82 TACKLES-- AND ONE INTERCEPTION--- Return to index of stories...


NATE ALLEN-SOTTOPS


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TIM TEBOW-VOPOP


FLORIDA GATOR GREAT--- TIM TEBOW IS THE MOST SEARCHED ATHLETE ON THE INTERNET. SO YOU CAN FIND HIM ON THE WORLD-WIDE WEB. JUST NOT ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD. WELL HOLD ON A SECOND. TEBOW HAS BEEN WORKING OUT IN ARIZONA--- WITH QUARTERBACK GURU-- TOM HOUSE--- TEBOW--- SAYS HE'S NOT GIVING UP ON HIS DREAM OF RETURNING TO THE NFL ---- BUT IF THE NFL DOES NOT CALL-- TEBOW WILL SERVE AS AN ANALYST FOR THE NEW SEC NETWORK--- Return to index of stories...


TWINS INDIANS-VOTPS


FROM TEBOW TO THE TWINS-- A LITTLE DAY BASEBALL IN MINNESOTA--

VIKINGS QUARTERBACK TEDDY BRIDGEWATER THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH--

5TH INNING-- BRIAN DOZIER-- SERVES THIS ONE TO RIGHT-- ONE RUNS SCORES TO MAKE IT 2-1 TWINS----

THAT'S ALL THEY WOULD NEED--- 3-1 MINNESOTA WINS--- Return to index of stories...


FM MIRACLE-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP--- HAMMOND STADIUM-- WE ARE HOSING DOWN THE KIDS AT THE MIRACLE GAME

6TH INNING --- DALTON HICKS SAWS HIS BAT OFF-- NO PROBLEM-- THAT DROPS IN FOR AN RBI SINGLE--- MIRACLE UP 7-2---

AND THEY REMAIN HOT--- THEY WIN AGAIN---9-2 THAT IS NOW--- 12 OF THEIR LAST 13 Return to index of stories...


TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS


LET'S RIDE SOME BIKES--- AND CLIMB SOME MOUNTAINS---

17TH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE BELONGS TO RAFAL -----

THE YELLOW JERSEY REMAINS--- WITH OVERALL LEADER-- VINCENZO NEBALI --- Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


NOTHING LIKE A BOX OF CUPCAKES TO SMOOTH THINGS OVER---

LEBRON JAMES SENT CUPCAKES TO HIS NEIGHBORS IN OHIO--- APOLOGIZING FOR THE ALL THE FANS THAT WERE HANGING OUT IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD--- BEFORE AND AFTER HE DECIDED TO RETURN TO CLEVELAND---- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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