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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL3) CREEPY PORCELEIN DOLLS-VO-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HL1) LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL2) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VO-WIPE GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH
HL3) ANOTHER PLANE TRAGEDY-VO-WIPE PUBLIX ATTACKER-VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP PUBLIX ATTACKER-SOTVO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL NAPLES PAINT SPILL-trxVOTOPS
LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-CLIP-SOTVO-2SHOT PUSH COLLIER HOGAN SITE TOUR-VO
LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO BEE ATTACK VICTIMS-VO
CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-POP-VOWIPE VOTE 2014-CLIP
CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO CRIST SCOTT EDUCATION-TC MON-VOWIPE
CAR INTO LIGHT POLE-TRX-VOTOPS CRIST SCOTT EDUCATION-SOTVO
AMY YOUNG RELEASED-SS(2) FL CLINTON POLL-OTS-VIDBX
CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-SS-VO REDISTRICTING FIGHT-VO
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-VO-BNR
PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-SS-VO CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-VO
RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
DAUGHTER HIDES HEROIN-BNC-VO-WIPE 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
BINISH EVANS HEARING-VO-WIPE STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
BINISH EVANS HEARING-VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
FACEBOOK CAT-EANIBOX-FLY TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
FACEBOOK CAT-SOTVO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA PIRATEFEST THIS WEEKEND-VO
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA NEW PORCH UNVEILING AT EDISON FORD-VO
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOSS TO SAM 6AM ONLY-CLIP 2SHOT
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL LIVE SHOT-LIVE
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS LIVE SHOT-TBA
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT LIVE SHOT-LIVE
PINE ISLAND ROAD ALERT-TRX-SSTOPS WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT SUNSPLASH-CG STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS $20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-VO-WIPE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL $20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-SOTVO
ANOTHER PLANE TRAGEDY-VOWIPE CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES-VO
ANOTHER PLANE TRAGEDY-SOTVO AMAZON SHARES PLUMMIT-VO
DO NOT BE AFRIAD OF FLYING-TC MON VO MOSQUITO REPELLANT APP-VO
GAZA CONFLICT-VOWIPE THE QUEEN PHOTOBOMBS SELFIE-SS
GAZA CONFLICT-SOTVO THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION-ONCAM
PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VO RECORDING YOUR SLEEP PATTERNS-SS
WILD CAR JACKING ARREST-VO MAKE UP FREE FOR A YEAR-SS
SEVERE DROUGHT AND WILDFIRE-TRX-NATSVOTOPS 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-POP-VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO-ONCAM TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL CREEPY PORCELAIN DOLLS-SS(2)
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 1) CAR INTO LIGHT POLE-VOTOPS-WIPE
MYSTERIOUS FLAMINGOS-VOWIPE TS 2) LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM-VOTOPS-WIPE
MYSTERIOUS FLAMINGOS-SOTVO TS 3) AMY YOUNG RELEASED-SSTOPS
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 4) PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 5) NAPLES PAINT SPILL-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERS-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL1) PUBLIX ATTACKER-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL2) MOSQUITO REPPELENT APP-VO-WIPE END TIME


5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO-WIPE


i'm on fort myers beach. We just got struck by lightning,

YOU CAN HEAR A TEENAGE GIRL SCREAMING FOR HELP-

AFTER A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

STARIGHT AHEAD-

ABC-7 TALKS TO THE FAMILY OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


HL2) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VO-WIPE


A CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-

AND CAUSES A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

THIS MORNING-

CREWS KEEP WORKING TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

THE LATEST ON THE CLEAN-UP EFFORTS-

AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR FOR YOUR MORNING COMMUTE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) ANOTHER PLANE TRAGEDY-VO-WIPE


AND ANOTHER TRAGEDY IN THE SKY-

OVER 100 PEOPLE PRESUMED DEAD THSI MORNING-

AFTER AN AIRLINE CRASH IN WESTERN AFRICA.

ABC-7 BREAKS DOWN HOW SAFE IT IS TO FLY. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-CLIP-SOTVO-2SHOT PUSH


i'm on fort myers beach. We just got struck by lightning,

I need an ambulance

Stay on the line I will connect you

Im just really scared right now

YOU CAN HEAR THE PANIC IN HER VOICE-

CHELSEA GILL -- THE 16-YEAR-OLD WHO MADE THAT CALL --- SURVIVED A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

HER BOYFRIEND -- ZAC LATAWEIC -- IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING.

AND A FAMILY FRIEND -- SCOTT WILCOX -- DIED.

GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

ABC7 ALSO REACHED OUT TO WILCOX'S NEPHEW.

HE SAYS HE BELIEVES WILCOX WAS TRYING TO GET THE TEENS OFF THE BEACH WHEN THE STRIKE HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO


honestly we just want people to know that scott was a great guy you know in our eyes he was a hero. i mean he died and everything but he's a hero no matter how you put it

A RESTAURANT IS TAKING DONATIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ZACHARY LATAWIEC.

WEBSTERS' GRILL -- OFF CYPRESS LAKE -- PUT OUT A JAR FOR HIM.

SO FAR THIS MORNING-- THEY'VE RAISED MORE THAN 800 DOLLARS.

THEY'RE ALSO ACCEPTING DONATIONS VIA CREDIT CARD.

ZACHARY'S MOM WORKS AS A SERVER AT WEBSTERS GRILL. Return to index of stories...


CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-POP-VOWIPE


ABC-7 IS LEARNING ABOUT ANOTHER LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM NEAR CLEARWATER.

AUTHORITIES SAY A 50-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING THURSDAY MORNING AT SAND KEY PARK.

THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO LARGO MEDICAL CENTER-- BUT IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

WITNESSES SAY THE LIGHTNING CAME OUT OF NOWHERE. Return to index of stories...


CLEARWATER LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO


from this side it looked beautiful, from other side it didn't - it was scary.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE MAN WAS ABOUT 25 YARDS AWAY FROM A LIFEGUARD STAND WHEN THE LIGHTNING HIT. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO LIGHT POLE-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW THIS MORNING-

ABC-7 CAMERAS WERE THERE RIGHT AFTER A HIGH SPEED CRASH AND ARREST OVERNIGHT IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES AND F-H-P RESPONDED.

WE'RE TOLD A MAN WAS DRIVING TOO FAST AT THE INTERSECTION OF SUMMIT AND KANUGA. BLEW THROUGH STOP SIGN, HIT A WOODEN POWER POLE, KNOCKED THE POLE OVER AND LANDED IN THE WOODS.

NO INJURIES REPORTED.

NO POWER OUTAGES TO REPORT. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG RELEASED-SS(2)


THIS MORNING WE KNOW THE NAPLES OFFICER -- SHOT IN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE -- HAS LEFT THE HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS RELEASED SERGEANT AMY YOUNG.

SHE WAS SHOT DURING A DISPUTE WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN ESTERO --

EARLIER THIS MONTH.

IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

--AND THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE SHOOTING.

BUT HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WAS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-SS-VO


ALL POWER IS RESTORED IN PORT CHARLOTTE THIS MORNING-

AFTER A CRANE COLLAPSE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

IT HAPPENED ALONG US 41 AND HARBOR BOULEVARD.

NO ONE WAS HURT --

BUT IT CAUSED A MESS FOR TRAVELERS.

TRAFFIC LANES WERE SHUT DOWN FOR SOME TIME ---

AND BUSINESSES WERE LEFT IN THE DARK.

CREWS ARE STILL WORKING THIS MORNING TO GET EVERYTHING BACK IN WORKING ORDER. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS


CREWS ARE ON WATCH THIS MORNING- MONITORING A BRUSH FIRE ON PINE ISLAND.

IT SPARKED THURSDAY NEAR PINE ISLAND ROAD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY CLOSE TO 100 ACRES WERE BURNED AND SEVERAL HOMES THREATENED.

THE FIRE IS NOW CONTAINED--BUT STRIKE TEAMS WILL BE OUT TODAY TO MONITOR IT. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-SS-VO


A FORT MYERS TOY STORE WILL RE-OPEN TODAY --

AFTER CUSTOMERS SMELLED PEEPER SPRAY INSIDE.

THE TOYS R US IN THE PAGE FIELD PLAZA CLOSED THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

SOME CUSTOMERS WERE EVEN GAGGING.

EMERGENCY CREWS CLEARED EVERYONE OUT IMMEDIATELY-

SO THE STORE COULD AIR OUT.

ONE PERSON WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

WE DON'T KNOW WHY SOMEONE SHOT OFF THE PEPPER SPRAY. Return to index of stories...


RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-VO


A FLIGHT ON ITS WAY TO CHICAGO FROM R-S-W HAD TO COME BACK TO FORT MYERS FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING.

IT HAPPENED THURSDAY.

THE PILOT OF THE SPIRIT AIRLINES FLIGHT SAID THERE WAS A POSSIBLE PROBLEM WITH THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.

PASSENGERS GOT A WARNING ABOUT THE ISSUE BEFORE LANDING SAFELY.

THIS MORNING-

CREW MEMBERS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM SAID SOMETHING WAS WRONG. Return to index of stories...


DAUGHTER HIDES HEROIN-BNC-VO-WIPE


POLICE SAY A FORT MYERS MAN TRIED TO HIDE HEROIN IN HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER'S PANTS.

THAT FATHER IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY MARCUS DALE TRIED TO HIDE 14 BAGS OF HEROIN IN HIS DAUGHTER'S FRONT POCKET WHEN HE WAS PULLED OVER DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

ABC-7 SPOKE WITH THE GIRL'S GOD-MOTHER-- WHO SAYS THE CHILD IS NOW STAYING WITH HER.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TELLS US THEY HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH DALE BEFORE -- AND ARE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


BINISH EVANS HEARING-VO-WIPE


WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING-

A FORT MYERS MOM ACCUSED OF LEAVING HER TODDLER ALONE IN A HOTEL ROOM WILL BEGIN REHAB.

BINISH EVANS WAS ARRESTED AFTER OFFICERS FOUND HER LITTLE GIRL MALNOURISHED, SITTING IN HER OWN WASTE, AND ALONE IN A HOTEL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY EVANS LEFT TO GO ON A DATE. Return to index of stories...


BINISH EVANS HEARING-VOTOPS


IN COURT THURSDAY, A JUDGE ALLOWED HER TO BE EVALUATED BY REHAB OFFICIALS.

IT'S PART OF A POTENTIAL PLEA AGREEMENT.

HER DAUGHTER, ADDISON, IS LIVING WITH HER FATHER IN TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CAT-EANIBOX-FLY


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE TEAMING UP WITH ANIMAL CONTROL THIS MORNING-- DEALING WITH A CONTROVERSIAL FACEBOOK POST.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE OF A MAN POINTING A HANDGUN AT A CAT.

IT WAS POSTED BY THOMAS MCGUINNESS OF PORT CHARLOTTE.

HE LATER POSED QUOTE-- "DON'T KNOW WHY EVERYBODY SO MAD ABOUT A CAT, WE ONLY SHOT IT TWICE."

NOW PEOPLE ARE HOPING IT WAS A SICK JOKE. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CAT-SOTVO


01:00:18 "We know that it garners a closer look. We're not saying that he did anything wrong, we're just saying that it was stated that he might have done something wrong." 01:00:26

THE PICTURE HAS SINCE BEEN TAKEN DOWN.

MCGUINNESS' FACEBOOK PAGE ALSO SHOWED PICTURES OF HIM POINTING A GUN AT A DOG.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS ARE TREATING IT AS A POSSIBLE CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY-- BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE MCGUINNESS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


WHAT IF YOU COULD CAPTURE THE SPECIAL MOMENT DURING A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL?

A TEAM OF ENGINEERS FROM HOPE COLLEGE CREATED AS SPECIAL BOX FOR ENGAGEMENT RINGS AS THEIR SENIOR PROJECT.

INSIDE IS A SMALL CAMERA TO CAPTURE THE MOMENT A WOMAN SAYS YES TO MARRIAGE.

THE BOX ACTS JUST LIKE A USB DRIVE-- THERE'S A HIDDEN MICRO-USB PORT ON THE SIDE TO PLUG INTO YOUR COMPUTER TO SAVE THE FILE.

CHECK OUT THE FUN INVENTION THIS MORNING ON G-M-A! Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


HEADING TO THE BEACH IS ALWAYS FUN-

BUT IN SOME AREAS CAN COME WITH THE RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

RESEARCHERS IN NORTH CAROLINA HAVE DEPLOYED 22 "DATA-LOGGING DRIFTERS" TO MORE ACCURATE WAYS OF PREDICTING RIP CURRENTS AND ALSO BETTER METHODS OF ESCAPING THEM.

THE GADGETS FLOAT ALONG MORE OR LESS AS SWIMMERS WOULD AND LET RESEARCHERS PRECISELY AND REPEATEDLY TRACK WHERE THE RIP CURRENTS TAKE THEM.

YOU CAN WATCH MORE ON THE HUNT FOR THE KILLER CURRENTS THIS MORNING ON G-M-A. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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PINE ISLAND ROAD ALERT-TRX-SSTOPS


A TRAFFIC ALERT OUT OF CAPE CORAL THIS MORNING.

EXPECT LANE CLOSURES AT PINE ISLAND AND BURNT STORE ROADS --WEST OF CHIQUITA BOULEVARD.

CREWS ARE EXPANDING THE ROADWAY TO FOUR LANES.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPELTE THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT SUNSPLASH-CG


YOU CAN CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY THIS WEEKEND AT SUN SPLASH IN CAPE CORAL!

THE EVENT KICKS OFF TONIGHT WITH THEATER NIGHT!

IT'S FEATURING THE MOVIE "CLOUD 9" AND IT STARTS AT DUSK.

THE EVENT FEATURES A WEEKEND OF MUSIC- SPECIALTY FOOD ITEMS- AND OF COURSE-SANTA CLAUS! Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER PLANE TRAGEDY-VOWIPE


OVER 100 AIRLINE PASSENGERS ARE CONFIRMED TO BE DEAD THIS MORNING.

AFTER A PLANE VANISHED FROM RADAR OVER A VAST DESERT IN AFRICA.

--THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE FRENCH MINISTER.

THIS MORNING-

THERE ARE REPORTS THAT SEARCH TEAMS HAVE DISCOVERED A BLACK BOX.

THE ALGERIE AIRLINES FLIGHT TOOK OFF FROM THE SMALL COUNTRY OF BURKINA FASO-

HEADED FOR ALGERIA ON THURSDAY MORNING.

ABOUT 50 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT-

A CALL CAME IN FROM THE PILOTS TO CHANGE COURSE BECAUSE OF THE STRONG STORMS IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER PLANE TRAGEDY-SOTVO


The normal procedure is you fly around large thunderstorm--particualarly

sandstorms are really bad because the sand is injested in the engines and

can create a problem.

THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS THE JET LIKELY CRASHED--

BUT WOULD NOT RULE OUT ANY CAUSE.

AMONG THE POSSIBILITIES. TERRORISM.

MALI IS DESIGNATED BY THE U-S- AS A DANGEROUS AREA TO FLY. HOME TO AN AL

QAEDA AFFILIATE Return to index of stories...


DO NOT BE AFRIAD OF FLYING-TC MON VO


SEVERAL RECENT HIGH-PROFILE PLANE INCIDENTS--MAY HAVE YOU WONDERING IF IT'S SAFE TO FLY.

EXPERTS SAY JETLINERS ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE IT THROUGH STRONG STORMS-- BUT THEY SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY PILOTS.

JETLINERS ARE TESTED TO SURVIVE ALL CONDITIONS INCLUDING LIGHTNING.

THE F-A-A COMMAND CENTER IS CONSTANTLY WORKING TO KEEP PLANES ON THE SAFEST ROUTE AROUND THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


GAZA CONFLICT-VOWIPE


U-S AIRLINES ARE STARTING TO FLY INTO TEL AVIV THIS MORNING-

AS ABC-7 IS LEARNING ABOUT ANOTHER DEADLY HIT IN GAZA.

THIS TIME A STRIKE ON A U-N SHELTER -- WHERE FAMILIES WERE HUDDLED INSIDE.

ABOUT 100 INJURIES WERE REPORTED-

AND 16 PEOPLE DIED.

MANY OF THEM JUST CHILDREN.

THIS WAS A BUILDING THAT MANY FAMILIES TOOK REFUGE IN--

THINKING THEY WERE SAFE FROM ANY ATTACKS. Return to index of stories...


GAZA CONFLICT-SOTVO


SOT - Robert Turner, Director of UNRWA operations

Where else can these people go. We are the refuge of last resort for them.

If they are not safe with us then where are they safe?

ISRAEL SAYS IT WARNED THE UN TO EVACUATE THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING.

THAT IT HAD TO STRIKE MILITANT TARGETS NEARBY AS PART OF ITS EFFORT TO STOP HAMAS FROM FIRING ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL. Return to index of stories...


PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VO


A DOCTOR -- ARMED WITH HIS OWN GUN -- DEFENDED HIMSELF AGAINST A PATIENT.

IT HAPPENED AT MERCY WELLNESS CENTER NEAR PHILADELPHIA.

AUTHORITIES SAY A PATIENT WITH PSYCHIATRIC ISSUES OPENED FIRE IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE.

A CASEWORKER WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

OFFICIAL SAY THE DOCTOR WAS GRAZED BY A BULLET-- BUT HE GOT HIS OWN GUN AND FIRED BACK, HITTING THE SUPSECT THREE TIMES.

THE SHOOTER REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


WILD CAR JACKING ARREST-VO


COLORADO AUTHORITIES WENT ON A WILD CHASE THURSDAY-

ARRESTING A MAN WHO THEY SAY HIJACKED A VEHICLE AND STOLE TWO MORE.

CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN WAS WALKING IN THE ROAD, TRYING TO RUN AWAY BEFORE GETTING TACKLED.

A DRIVER EVEN GOT OUT AND HELPED THE DEPUTY PIN HIM DOWN.

SULLIVAN HAD A RIFLE.

HE COULD BE FACING ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES.

HIS BOND HAS BEEN SET AT ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE DROUGHT AND WILDFIRE-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


SOT -- Dimitrius Gutierrez, Tempe, AZ / "It's like a sauna. Literally like

a a sauna."

HOT TEMPERATURES ARE FUELING MASSIVE WILDFIRES IN THE WESTERN PART OF OUR COUNTRY.

33 WILDFIRES ARE BURNING IN 7 STATES.

ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT-- 60 PERCENT OF ALL NEW HOMES BUILT SINCE 1990 ARE IN *HIGH* FIRE-

RISK AREAS.

AUTHORITIES SAY 1.2 MILLION HOMES ARE IN THE DANGER ZONE-- AND THE PEAK OF FIRE SEASON IS JUST BEGINNING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-POP-VO


A CAPE CORAL MAN IS FIGHTING TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE FROM HOT CARS.

REGGIE MCKINNON VISITED WASHINGTON D-C- TO INTRODUCE THE "WHERE'S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK" PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN.

MCKINNON'S 18-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER PAYTON DIED IN 2010-- AFTER MCKINNON ACCIDENTLY LEFT HER IN THE CAR AFTER A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO-ONCAM


Reggie McKinnon

Father of Daughter Who Died in Hot Car

To my horror I realized Payton was still in her carseat. It's the last thing I remember. I heard someone screaming. It was me. The rest is just a total blur.

HE WANTS TO PROMISE HIS DAUGHTER THAT HE WILL HELP PREVENT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER FROM HAPPENING TO OTHER CHILDREN.

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS 44 CHILDREN DIED IN HOT CARS LAST YEAR.

17 DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED SO FAR THIS YEAR.

OFFICIALS SAY IF YOU EVER SEE A CHILD ALONE IN A CAR- DO NOT HESITATE AND CALL 911 IMEMDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S HOT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT, HISTORY SAYS IT'S ABOUT TO GET EVEN HOTTER.

CHECK OUT THIS MAP FROM NOAA.

THE WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR. ON AVERAGE.

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST.

SO WE'RE ALMOST THERE.

AUGUST FIRST THRU THE TENTH.

QUITE A BIT DIFFERENT ON THE WEST COAST. IN PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, THEY WAIT UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER! Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S HOT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT, HISTORY SAYS IT'S ABOUT TO GET EVEN HOTTER.

CHECK OUT THIS MAP FROM NOAA.

THE WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR. ON AVERAGE.

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST.

SO WE'RE ALMOST THERE.

AUGUST FIRST THRU THE TENTH.

QUITE A BIT DIFFERENT ON THE WEST COAST. IN PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, THEY WAIT UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER! Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


THE MAIMI DOLPHINS ARRIVING TO CAMP---- TODAY-- LET'S BE HONEST --- THE VIDEO---- NOT REAL EXCITING ----

BUT IT MEANS FOOTBALL IS HERE--- AND THAT IS EXCITING---

DOPHINS OPEN CAMP ON FRIDAY----

TODAY THE BUCCANEERS ARRIVED AT CAMP --- COMING OFF A 4-12 SEASON---

FIRST PRACTICE WILL BE FRIDAY--- AND ABC-7 WILL BE LIVE FROM BUCS CAMP TOMORROW----

THIS-- OF COURSE THE FIRST YEAR UNDER HEAD COACH LOVIE SMITH--- WHO SPENT 9 SUCCESSFUL YEARS IN CHICAGO LEADING THE BEARS TO A SUPER BOWL IN 2006--

--- AND LOVIE BELIEVES THE BUCS WILL HAVE A GOOD YEAR-- IF EVERYONE HAS A GOOD YEAR-----

SWITCHING TO SOCCER AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ADRENILINE----

THE SEMI-PRO TEAM OUT OF NAPLES MADE UP STARS FROM THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL---

ON SATURDAY -- THE ADRENALINE PLAY THE DEFENDING P-D-L CHAMPIONS ----- THE AUSTIN AZTECS IN TEXAS----- IT'S THE OPENING ROUND OF THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

NEXT STOP ATLANTA---

BISHOP VEROT GRAD CHRIS JOHNSON-- STARTING TO HEAT UP--- HITS HIS 8TH HOMER OF THE YEAR----

2-0 BRAVES---

MARLINS HOWEVER COME BACK TO GET THE WIN-- 3-2

FROM A YEAR TO REMEMBER ---- TO A YEAR TO FORGET-- THE RED SOX ARE MAKING LAST SEASON'S WORLD SERIES TITLE SEEM LIKE A DISTANT MEMORY---- SOX WOKE UP THIS MORNING IN LAST PLACE--- THEY ALSO WOKE UP IN CANDADA-- TAKING ON THE BLUE JAYS---

RED SOX WON 5 IN A ROW-- NOW TRYING TO AVOID A 3 GAME SLIDE---

3RD INNING JUAN FRANCISCO --- GIVING THIS PITCH A RIDE-- 2-RUN SHOT--- 5-0 JAYS

MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR MARCUS STROMAN WHO TOOK A NO-HITTER INTO THE 7TH---

BLUE JAYS ROLL 8-0---- RED SOX HAVE NOW LOST 3 STRAIGHT--- AND DAVID ORTIZ HAD TO LEAVE THE GAME WITH BACK SPASMS--- Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". THOSE 60 RECALLS ARE TAKING A

TOLL ON G-M'S BOTTOM LINE.

THE AUTOMAKER'S SECOND QUARTER PROFIT WAS DOWN EIGHTY PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

. THANKS TO THE TWO- AND- A- HALF BILLION DOLLARS IT HAS PUT ASIDE FOR

RECALL EXPENSES.

HOWEVER, SALES ARE STEADY.

LOOK CLOSELY AT YOUR NEXT BAG OF LAY'S POTATO CHIPS.

THE FLAVORED VARIETIES COME IN SLIGHTLY SMALLER BAGS THAN THE

PLAIN ONES.

THE PRICE IS THE SAME. SO THAT HALF-OUNCE DIFFERENCE MEANS AN

EXTRA 50 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR LAY'S!

THE LONG-AWAITED "HERCULES" MAKES ITS DEBUT THIS WEEKEND. STARRING FORMER

PRO WRESTLER "THE ROCK."

BUT SCARLETT JOHANSSON'S "LUCY" IS EXPECTED TO DO BETTER.

SHE PLAYS A PARTY GIRL WHO BECOMES SUPER-HUMAN.

AND A TEXAS FATHER OF EIGHT IS SEEKING CROWD-SOURCING FOR HIS INVENTION -- A

WATER-BALLOON FILLER.

"BUNCH O' BALLOONS" MAKES 37 WATER BLOONS IN 20 SECONDS. EVEN

TYING THEM!

HE SAYS ON KICK-STARTER THE DEVICE WILL SHIP BY THE END OF THE

SUMMER.

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STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


MYSTERIOUS FLAMINGOS-VOWIPE


A MISSOURI NEIGHBORHOOD IS DEALING WITH A REAL HEAD-SCRATCHER THIS MORNING-

AFTER PINK FLAMINGOS STARTED SHOWING UP IN THEIR YARDS!

IT'S SHOWING UP IN MULTIPLE YARDS IN ST. LOUIS.

ONE NEIGHBOR WAS UPSET BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T LIKE PINK, SO SHE PAINTED HERS BLUE.

AN OFFICER JOKED THAT A STAKEOUT MIGHT BE NEEDED TO CATCH THE CULPRIT. Return to index of stories...


MYSTERIOUS FLAMINGOS-SOTVO


I have no idea who's doing it, it's obviously somebody with uh -- a little bit cracked, but they've got a good sense of humor.

NEIGHBORS ARE THINKING OF HAVING A "DRESS YOUR FLAMINGO CONTEST" AND HOPE THE CULPRIT WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME CLEAN. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) PUBLIX ATTACKER-VO-WIPE


SHE WAS TRYING TO DO SOMETHING GOOD-

BUT INSTEAD SHE WAS ATTACKED!

AND WRESTLED TO THE GROUND IN A PUBLIX GROCERY STORE.

THE WARNING EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HEAR THSI MORNING. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MOSQUITO REPPELENT APP-VO-WIPE


AND HOW ABOUT A NEW KIND OF MOSQUITO REPELLENT THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SPRAYING.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR SMARTPHONE!

---TO KEEP AWAY THE PESKY BUGS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) CREEPY PORCELEIN DOLLS-VO-WIPE


AND A DISTURBING TREND TO TELL YOU ABOUT--

PORCELEIN DOLLS BEING LEFT ON THE DOORSTEPS.

-- RESEMBLING THE LITTLE GIRLS WHO LIVE THERE!

ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

POLICE HAVE SOLVED THE MYSTERY-

WHO WAS DOING IT AND WHY. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH


A WARNING FOR WOMEN THIS MORNING-

AFTER A WOMAN THOUGHT SHE WAS HELPING ANOTHER PERSON OUT-

AND INSTEAD WAS ATTACKED INSIDE A PUBLIX GROCERY STORE.

GOOD MORNING-

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX ATTACKER-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO-- ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

A WOMAN OFFERS TO BUY ANOTHER WOMAN A SODA-- AND INSTEAD OF TAKING HER UP ON THE OFFER-- THE WOMAN TRIES TO TAKE HER PURSE!

IT HAPPENED AT A PUBLIX IN CAPE CORAL.

THE VIDEO SHOWS THE TWO WRESTLE TO THE FLOOR.

THEN THE VICTIM BITES THE ATTACKER AND RUNS OFF. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX ATTACKER-SOTVO


Take sot

Carlo Cross/Publix Customer

38:58-39:03

I think it's better it happens here where there are more people then you might be able to get a chance for someone to help you

POLICE BELIEVE THE SUSPECT WAS DRIVING A BLACK FORD EXPLORER.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PAINT SPILL-trxVOTOPS


HOURS AFTER EIGHT GALLONS OF ACRYLLIC PAINT COATING SPILLED INTO A NAPLES WATERWAY--

IT HAPPENED AGAIN.

ANOTHER STORM WASHED MORE OF THE WATER-BASED SEALANT OFF THE ROOF -- AND INTO THE DRAIN.

CREWS WILL WORK TO PUMP OUT THE WATER.

THE CONTRACTOR EXPECTS TO PAY FOR REMOVING THE WATER -- WHICH ULTIMATELY RUNS INTO NAPLES BAY.

THAT COULD COST TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOGAN SITE TOUR-VO


ABC-7 IS GETTING A LOOK AT A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

TAKE A LOOK--

THIS IS THE COLLIER HOGAN DRILL SITE-- SOUTH OF IMMOKALEE ON IMMOKALEE ROAD.

THAT'S WHERE THE STATE CLAIMS IT CAUGHT THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY USING ILLEGAL FRACKING OPERATIONS.

THE WELL IS NOW TEMPORARY CLOSED AND THE OPERATION IS AT A STAND STILL.

DAN A HUGHES HAS BEEN FIGHTING CRITICISM FOR MONTHS OVER THIS SITE-- AS WELL AS A PROPOSED OIL DRILLING SITE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. Return to index of stories...


BEE ATTACK VICTIMS-VO


ABC7 IS DIGGING DEEPER INTO BEE SAFETY

--AFTER BEES ATTACKED A GROUP OF LANDSCAPERS IN CAPE CORAL.

WE WENT OUT WITH BEEKEEPER KEITH COUNCELL AS HE REMOVED HIVES ON SEVERAL HOMES.

HE TELLS US SUMMER IS THE BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR BEES.

IF YOU COME ACROSS SOMETHING LIKE THIS -- DO NOT TRY TO GET RID OF IT YOURSELF-- CALL THE EXPERTS! Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014-CLIP


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CRIST SCOTT EDUCATION-TC MON-VOWIPE


EDUCATION IS TAKING CENTER STAGE IN THE BATTLE FOR GOVERNOR IN FLORIDA.

DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL CHARLIE CRIST WAS IN NORTH FORT MYERS THURSDAY TO TALK WITH LEE COUNTY TEACHERS.

HE ALSO RELEASED A NEW AD TOUTING HIS EDUCATION RECORD COMPARED TO INCUMBANT REPUBLICAN RICK SCOTT.

CRIST SAYS MANY FLORIDA TEACHERS TELL HIM THEY'RE FRUSTRATED. Return to index of stories...


CRIST SCOTT EDUCATION-SOTVO


Charlie Crist / 03:48:40 A lot of frustration to be honest with you. Frustrated about the level of testing. The emphasis on testing where it should be learning. 03:48:47

CRIST SAYS TEACHERS ARE ALSO UPSET WITH THEIR PAY.

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION THEY'RE AMONG THE LOWEST PAID IN THE NATION. Return to index of stories...


FL CLINTON POLL-OTS-VIDBX


GOOD NEWS FOR HILARY CLINTON THIS MORNING-

ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL-- TWO-THIRDS OF FLORID DEMOCRATS SURVEYED BACK CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT OVER ANY OTHER DEMOCRAT.

CLINTON ALSO CAME OUT ON TOP WHEN PAIRED AGAINST REPUBLICANS.

THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE LEADS FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH BY 7 POINTS AND SENATOR MARCO RUBIO BY 12 POINTS. Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING FIGHT-VO


A FLORIDA JUDGE SAID -- REDRAWING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAPS BEFORE THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS IS UNLIKELY.

TWO WEEKS AGO -- THE JUDGE RULED STATE LAWMAKERS ILLEGALLY MAPPED OUT THE DISTRICTS IN 2012 TO FAVOR REPUBLICANS.

THE LEON COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS SAYS THE CHANGE NEED TO BE MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

THE PROBLEM IS THE PRIMARY IS NEXT MONTH --

AND MANY ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT OUT. Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-VO-BNR


LEE COUNTY IS DIRE NEED OF CHILD ADVOCATES IN THE COURT SYSTEM.

RIGHT NOW -- NEARLY HALF OF THE CHILDREN IN THE SYSTEM DO NOT HAVE A VOICE IN THE COURTROOM.

A GUARDIAN AD LITEM IS ASSIGNED TO A CHILD WHEN HE OR SHE IS REMOVED FROM THEIR PARENTS-- TO HELP DECIDE WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CHILD.

VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE 30 HOURS OF TRAINING BEFORE BEING ASSIGNED CASES.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING-- HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE-- ABC-7.COM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK-

COUPLES IN CAPE CORAL MAY SOON BE ABLE TO HAVE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS RECOGNIZED BY THE CITY.

CAPE CITY LEADERS EXPECTED TO TALK ABOUT IT MONDAY.

IF THEY DECIDE TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS --

UNMARRIED COUPLES WOULD BE GRANTED CERTAIN RIGHT'S WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR PARTNER.

THINGS LIKE HOSPITAL VISITS, HEALTH CARE DECISIONS, AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.

THIS WOULD APPLY TO TRADITIONAL AND SAME-SEX COUPLES. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


17 CHILDREN HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS SO FAR THIS YEAR.

HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR HOW YOU CAN SAVE A CHILD.

FIRST-- EXPERTS SAY NEVER LEAVE A CHILD ALONE IN A PARKED CAR-- EVEN WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED DOWN OR AIR CONDITION TURNED ON.

ALWAYS LOOK IN BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK ON THE VEHICLE BEFORE LOCKING THE DOOR AND WALKING AWAY.

AND MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD'S DAY CARE OR SCHOOL KNOWS TO CALL YOU IF THEY DO NOT SHOW UP.

EXPERTS ALSO SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMIND YOUR CHILDREN A CAR IS NOT A PLAY AREA. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF THE FUTURE-- BUT MAYBE THE FUTURE IS NOW!

CHECK OUT THIS TREE!

IT'S PART OF A PROJECT CALLED "TREE OF 40 FRUITS"

AN ARTIST FIGURED OUT A WAY TO GROW 40 DIFFERENT KINDS OF STONE FRUIT-- ALL ON THE SAME TREE.

THIS PICTURE IS WHAT THE TREE MAY LOOK LIKE WHEN FULLY GROWN.

THE ARTIST-- SAM VAN AKEN-- USED A PROCESS CALLED CHIP GRAFTING TO MAP THE DIFFERENT FRUITS TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE TREE.

SO FAR HE'S PLANTED 16 "TREES OF 40 FRUIT" IN PUBLIC SPACES LIKE MUSEUMS AND COMMUNITY CENETERS-- AS WELL AS PRIVATE COLLECETIONS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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PIRATEFEST THIS WEEKEND-VO


LOOKING HAEAD THIS WEEKEND-

CHECK OUT THE ANNUAL PIRATES BALL IN FISHERMANS VILLAGE!

THIS IS VIDEO FROM LAST YEARS EVENT.

THE EVENT KICKS OFF AT 8 OCLOCK TONIGHT AT THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT CENTER.

ADULTS 18 AND OLDER ONLY ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

AND-- YOU CAN ENJOY ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE. Return to index of stories...


NEW PORCH UNVEILING AT EDISON FORD-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

EDISON FORD IS UNVEILING ITS WEST PORCH-

ITS FIRST ADDITION IN NEARLY 30 YEARS.

THE NEW PORCH WILL BE DEDICATED WITH AN EVENING EVENT THAT INCLUDES CONTINUOUS LIVE MUSIC.

IT'S TONIGHT FROM SIX UNTIL EIGHT.

THE MUSEUM GALLERIES WILL ALSO BE OPEN FOR BROWSING.

CHILDREN UNDER 15 GET IN FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM 6AM ONLY-CLIP 2SHOT


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW---- CREWS WORKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AFTER A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THAT CRANE LEANING ON THOSE POWERLINES ON US 41 NEAR HARBOR BLVD.

MANY OF YOU WERE IN SNARLED TRAFFIC AND HUNDREDS LOST POWER DURING THE BUSY RUSH HOUR COMMUTE THURSDAY..

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY IS THERE LIVE THIS MORNING WITH THE LATEST BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR--

SAM? Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


MUCH DIFFERENT SCENE HERE THIS MORNING. US 41 IS OPEN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. OVERNIGHT CREWS WERE ABLE TO LIFT THE MASSIVE CRANE OFF THOSE POWER LINES.

HUNDREDS OF HOMES LOST POWER, BUT POWER IS BACK THIS MORNING.

THIS WAS A MAJOR ACCIDENT, BUT THE GOOD NEWS. NOBODY WAS HURT.

RIGHT NOW YOU CAN SEE THIS CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IS FAR FROM FINISHED. AND THAT CRANE IS STILL LEANING ON THE EDGE OF THAT RETAINING WALL.

THE BIG QUESTION THIS MORNING--- HOW DID THIS HAPPEN AND WHATS BEING DONE TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN.

WE ARE WORKING FOR THOSE ANSWERS RIGHT NOW.

LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-TBA


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LIVE SHOT-LIVE


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WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


$20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-VO-WIPE


A NEW JERSEY WOMAN IS SHARING HER 20-MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY JACKPOT WITH NEARLY 20 MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY!

SHE'S SHARING THE WINNINGS WITH 16 SIBLINGS AND THREE CHILDREN OF HER LATE BROTHER.

THE 20-MILLION COMES FROM A PICK-SIX DRAWING LAST MONTH.

THE FAMILY SAYS BEFORE THE NEWFOUND WEALTH --

THEY HAD MANY CHALLENGES. Return to index of stories...


$20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-SOTVO


"It's just amazing to us that here it is. We have three or four family members that lost their homes in Sandy. We have a family member who lost his life. He's a dedicated state worker and father. And it couldn't have come at a better time."

JACKPOT WINNER -- SIGRID ENDRESON -- SAYS SHE BOUGHT THE LOTTERY TICKET AS PART OF A TRADITION STARTED BY HER MOTHER.

THE MONEY FOR THE TICKET CAME FROM LEFTOVER FUNDS TO PAY FOR HER MOTHER'S FUNERAL. Return to index of stories...


CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES-VO


A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE THIS MORNING-

CHECK OUT THESE SELF DRIVING ELECTRIC CARS.

A FLEET OF THE VEHICLES HAS BEEN TRANSPORTING PASSENGERS BETWEEN TERMINALS AT LONDON'S HEATHROW AIRPORT SINCE 2011.

A SMALL CITY 45 MILES NORTHWEST OF LONDON WANTS TO BE THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO PUT A NETWORK OF PODS ON PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON SHARES PLUMMIT-VO


AMAZON LOST OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS THIS QUARTER.

COMPANY SHARES PLUNGED TEN PERCENT IN AFTER HOURS TRADING LAST NIGHT

WHILE SALES ROSE 23 PERCENT, THE COMPANY RECORDED A QUARTERLY LOSS OF 126-MILLION DOLLARS.

A BIG SOURCE OF THE LOSS WAS SPENDING ON NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INCLUDING SUNDAY DELIVERY AND ITS FIRST SMART-PHONE, THE FIRE PHONE. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO REPELLANT APP-VO


MOSQUITO SEASON IS IN FULL SWING --

BUT INSTEAD OF BUYING A CAN OF SPRAY -- YOU CAN NOW WHIP OUT YOUR SMARTPHONE!

ALL YOU NEED IS THE MOSQUITO APP!

CHECK IT OUT.

THE APP RELEASES A HIGH-PITCHED SOUND THAT CANNOT BE HEARD BY HUMANS BUT IS EXTREMELY IRRITATING TO MOSQUITOES.

THE SONIC FREQUENCIES HELPS KEEP THE BUGS AWAY-

BUT IF YOUR PHONE DIES-- YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK.

FOR SHORT OUTINGS LIKE COOKOUTS -- THE APP COULD BE MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN USING THAT STICKY BUG SPRAY.

Now You Can Repel Mosquitoes With An App

Weary of spraying sticky mosquito repellent on your arms? Sick of the bug spray stench? Then this app is for you: introducing Anti Mosquito, the app that releases a high-pitched sound unheard by humans but extremely irritating to mosquitoes.According to the description of the app on Google Play, mosquitoes really don't like certain sonic frequencies, and "most humans" won't hear the sonic frequencies emitted by the app. Instead of buying a can of spray, now hikers and campers can just whip out their smartphones and activate Anti Mosquito and voila! Mosquitoes are gone.

One potential downside to the app is if your phone dies while traipsing through the woods. If you're out in the wild, then you won't be able to recharge your phone. Unless you have a can of stinky bug repellent on you, then welcome back mosquitoes.

For short outdoor excursions however - like cookouts in the backyard - the app may be a much more attractive option than spraying oneself with icky bug-repelling chemicals.

http:/news.yahoo.com/now-repel-mosquitoes-app-184616914.html Return to index of stories...


THE QUEEN PHOTOBOMBS SELFIE-SS


AMERICANS MIGHT NOT BE INTERESTED IN THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES BEING HELD IN SCOTLAND THIS WEEK-

IT'S A SPORTING COMPETITION THAT THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN.

WE MIGHT-- HOWEVER--- BE INTERESTED IN THIS.

A SELFIE WITH THE QUEEN HERSELF!

WELL SHE DIDN'T TAKE A SELFIE-

BUT SHE PHOTOBOMBED ONE!

THIS WAS TAKEN BY AN AUSTRALIAN FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER. Return to index of stories...


THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION-ONCAM


NEW STUDIES SHOW WE'RE IN THE MIDST OF THE NEXT "MASS EXTINCTION"

ACCORDING TO ONE STUDY-- ALTHOUGH THE HUMAN POPULATION HAS DOUBLED IN THE PAST 35 YEARS, THE NUMBER OF INSECTS HAS DECREASED BY 45% DURING THAT SAME PERIOD.

RESEARCHERS SAY ANY INSECT EXTINCTION CAN CHANGE THE ECOSYSTEMS ON WHICH HUMANS DEPEND.

SCIENTISTS SAY WE CAN REVERSE THE TREND BY RE-INTRODUCING THE SPECIES TO ITS OLD HABITAT. Return to index of stories...


RECORDING YOUR SLEEP PATTERNS-SS


PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE TO SLEEP BETTER-

A DEVICE CALLED "SENSE" PROMISES IT WILL HELP PEOPLE SLEEP BETTER BY TRACKING EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WHILE YOU'RE SLEEPING.

IT LOOKS KIND OF LIKE AN ALIEN EGG.

AND ITS RAISED HALF A MILLION DOLLARS ON KICKSTARTER THIS WEEK.

RALLYING 3500 PEOPLE WILLING TO PAY 100 DOLLARS OR MORE TO ENSURE IT TRACKS-

LIGHT-SOUND-MOVEMENT-AND TEMPERATURE IN THE ROOM.

THE IDEA IS THAT THE SENSE WILL CAPTURE THAT EVENT FOR PLAYBACK IN THE MORNING--

TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT NOISES MAY HAVE DISTURBED YOU IN THE NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


MAKE UP FREE FOR A YEAR-SS


A 20 YEAR OLD COLLEGE STUDENT IS GOING MAKE-UP FREE FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR!

ANNIE GARAU HASN'T WORN MAKE-UP SINCE JANUARY.

SHE SAYS SHE'S DOING IT BECAUSE SHE SPENT TOO MUCH TIME WORRYING ABOUT HER APPEARANCE.

SHE'S ABOUT 200 DAYS INTO THE PROJECT AND ADMITS SOME PEOPLE TREAT HER DIFFERENTLY.

BUT SHE HAS NOTICED HER LOOKS ARE JUST A SMALL PART OF WHO SHE IS.

GARAU IS NOT SURE WHETHER SHE WILL CONTINUE THE PROJECT PAST THE END OF THE YEAR. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SOME CELEBRITIES HAVE ALSO SAID. *ENOUGH*. WITH THE MAKEUP.

BUT WOULD YOU EVEN RECOGNIZE THEM WITHOUT THEIR SIGNATURE LOOK?

LET'S FIND OUT.

HOW ABOUT MARILYN MONROE. ON THE LEFT WITHOUT MAKEUP.

AND THIS ONE. I LITERALLY HAD NO IDEA WHO THIS WAS WITHOUT HER MAKEUP.

BUT IT'S CHLOE KARDASHIAN.

A LITTLE EASIER TO TELL THIS ONE. PAMELA ANDERSON. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SOME CELEBRITIES HAVE ALSO SAID. *ENOUGH*. WITH THE MAKEUP.

BUT WOULD YOU EVEN RECOGNIZE THEM WITHOUT THEIR SIGNATURE LOOK?

LET'S FIND OUT.

SNOOKI

LADY GAGA

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TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TECHBYTES:

IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. IS APPLE ABOUT TO LAUNCH ITS OWN MOBILE WALLET?

ONLINE REPORTS CLAIM THAT THE TECH GIANT HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE NEW FEATURE

. WHICH WOULD ALLOW USERS TO PAY FOR ITEMS IN STORES WITH THEIR I-PHONES.

THERE WAS BIG "HALO" NEWS OUT OF COMIC CON YESTERDAY.

A LIVE ACTION MINI-SERIES. FOCUSING ON AGENT JASON LOCKE.

WILL BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.

ALL FIVE EPISODES OF "HALO: NIGHTFALL" WILL BE AVAILABLE ON

MICROSOFT'S X-BOX LIVE.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO HAVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE T-V ON YOUR BLOCK, THEN

SAMSUNG MAY HAVE THE ANSWER.

THE COMPANY HAS BEGUN TAKING PRE-ORDERS FOR ITS ONE HUNDRED AND

FIVE INCH, ULTRA-DEFINITION SET.

IT RETAILS FOR ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND ALASKA AIRLINES IS GETTING LOTS OF ATTENTION. FOR ITS PANCAKE PRINTERS

.

THE DEVICES LOOK LIKE COMMON OFFICE PRINTERS.BUT THEY SPIT OUT

FLUFFY PANCAKES ON COMMAND.

ONE IS LOCATED IN EACH OF THE AIRLINE'S BOARD ROOM LOCATIONS.

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STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Not a lot of change heading into the weekend.

Friday brings anther day of hot, humid and stormy conditions. Highs that afternoon will once again run slightly above average. We stay in the low 90s but with the humidity factored in, feeling like upper 90s.

The seabreeze gets going later on in the afternoon and will spark inland storms, some strong. With steering winds out of the southwest, storm tracks should favor northeastward movement however, some showers will likely try and back their way up along the coastline before it's all over.

Mild and muggy conditions will be in place overnight. Lows drop down the mid 70s.

The weekend brings similar conditons. A few coastal morning showers, inland storms during th afternoon and hot highs in the low 90s. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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CREEPY PORCELAIN DOLLS-SS(2)


INVESTIGATORS HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH THE FEMALE ADULT WHO SAYS SHE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING PORCELEIN DOLLS ONTO DOORSTEPS OF YOUNG GIRLS' HOMES.

THIS HAPPENED IN CALIFONIRA.

ALL THE LITTLE GIRLS WERE AROUND AGE 10.

ALL THE DOLLS HAD A STRIKING RESEMBLENCE TO THE LITTLE GIRLS THAT LIVE IN THE HOMES.

INVESTIGATORS CONCLUDED THEIR MOTIVATION WAS OUT OF GOODWILL AND THAT SHE INTENDED IT AS A KIND GESTURE.

AND THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER INVESTIGATION INTO THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) CAR INTO LIGHT POLE-VOTOPS-WIPE


TAKING A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES --

A HIGH SPEED CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES LEADS TO AN ARREST OVERNIGHT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES AND F-H-P RESPONDED.

WE'RE TOLD A MAN WAS DRIVING TOO FAST AT THE INTERSECTION OF SUMMIT AVENUE AND KANUGA STREET. BLEW THROUGH STOP SIGN, HIT A WOODEN POWER POLE, KNOCKED THE POLE OVER AND LANDED IN THE WOODS.

NO INJURIES REPORTED.

NO POWER OUTAGES TO REPORT. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE TEENAGE BOY WHO WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH TUESDAY IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING --

RIGHT NOW -- ZAC LATAWEIC IS AT HEALTHPARK, IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

BUT THERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR THIS TEEN --

WEBSTERS GRILL OFF CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE IS RAISING MONEY FOR ZACHARY'S MEDICAL EXPENSES.

SO FAR THEY'VE RAISED MORE THAN 800 DOLLARS.

THEY'RE EVEN ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD DONATIONS. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) AMY YOUNG RELEASED-SSTOPS


AMY YOUNG -- THE NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING A FEW WEEKS AGO IS NOW OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS YOUNG WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE ESTERO HOME WHERE SHE AND HER BOYFRIEND,

OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WERE FOUND SHOT.

MONROIG DID NOT SURVIVE.

YOUNG WAS SHOT IN THE FACE.

T'S STILL UNCLEAR WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS-WIPE


CREWS ARE ON WATCH THIS MORNING- MONITORING A BRUSH FIRE ON PINE ISLAND.

IT SPARKED THURSDAY NEAR PINE ISLAND ROAD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY CLOSE TO 100 ACRES WERE BURNED AND SEVERAL HOMES THREATENED.

THE FIRE IS NOW CONTAINED--BUT STRIKE TEAMS WILL BE OUT LATER THIS MORNING TO MONITOR IT. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) NAPLES PAINT SPILL-VOTOPS-WIPE


A PAINT SPILL IN COLLIER COUNTY STILL NEEDS SOME CLEANING UP THIS MORNING --

CREWS SAY THEY NEED TO PUMP THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER OUT OF A STORM DRAIN.

THIS AFTER MAJOR DOWNPOUR WASHED NEARLY EIGHT GALLONS OF AN ACRYLIC PAINT COATING INTO THE DRAIN.

THAT DRAIN ULTIMATELY FLOWS INTO THE GORDON RIVER AND NAPLES BAY. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERS-VOTOPS-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD TO MONDAY --

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT RECOGNIZING DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS.

UNMARRIED COUPLES - BOTH GAY OR STRAIGHT, WOULD HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS LIKE THE ABILITY TO MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS IF THEIR LOVED ONE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL.

RIGHT NOW -- PUNTA GORDA IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, IS THE ONLY CITY WITH AN ORDINANCE LIKE THIS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


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