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DIRECTORS PAGE 5 KIDS LEFT IN HOT CAR-2SH-VO
HEADER 5 KIDS LEFT IN HOT CAR-SOTVO-OC
HEADLINES NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 1) LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-SOTVO TEASE TWO
HL 2) STUCK IN CHINA-VOTOPS TZ2 MOSQUITO APP-VOTOPS
HL 3) FL DRONE CONCERNS-VOTOPS TZ2 SELF DRIVING CARS-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS-VO WEATHER-PWC
LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-trxVOTOPS WEATHER-WXWALL
LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-SOTVO MOSQUITO APP-TC-VO
LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-OC MOSQUITO APP-SOTVO-TC
BIG STORY-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
COUPLE STUCK IN CHINA-BNC-VO SUNSHINE WATERWAYS-OTS-VO-OTS
COUPLE STUCK IN CHINA-SOTVO-BNC SUNSHINE WATERWAYS-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP FL BLUEBERRY PROBLEMS-trxVOTOPS
PG BANK ROBBERY-TC-SS(2) PIRATE FEST-2SH-VO
BONITA DRUG BUST-TC-SS IN TC-VO SELF DRIVING CARS-trxVOTOPS
BONITA DRUG BUST-SOT-SS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
OPERATION MANOR MELTDOWN-trxVOTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
CHARCO CAT PICTURE-OTS-VO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
VOTE 2014-CLIP TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
LEE COUNTY POLITICS-OTS-VO 11PM TZ1) PAMPERED POOCHES-VOTOPS-WIPE
LEE COUNTY POLITICS-SOTVO 11PM TZ2) DISABLED MODELS-VOTOPS
NAPLES BIG CITY BUSINESSES-trxVOTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPE SEWER CLEANING-trxVOTOPS MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON
CRANE COLLAPSE FOLO-OTS-VO MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
SPIRIT LANDING NEW DETAILS-OTS-VO MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
FL DRONE CONCERNS-2SH-OTS-VO BUCS CAMP-POPLIVE
FL DRONE CONCERNS-SOTVO BUCS CAMP-PKG
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP BUCS CAMP-SOTVO
TEASE ONE BUCS CAMP-LIVETAG
TZ1 5 KIDS LEFT IN CAR-VOTOPS FGCU SOCCER-VO CG
TZ1 PLANE HIT BY LIGHTNING-SOTVO SR BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
LEHIGH CAR FIRE-trxVOTOPS LA LAKERS-VOTOPS
TAMPA HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTTOPS
PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-OTS-SOTVO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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zac was on his back and scott was face first in the sand

LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVOR--

THIS 16-YEAR OLD TELLS ABC 7 HOW SHE FELT AND WHAT SHE SAW--

WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK HER AND TWO FRIENDS ON FORT MYERS BEACH. Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


i remember seeing him and scott on the ground

BECAUSE THEY WERE STRIKE BY LIGHTNING AND SO WAS SHE.

NOW AT 7 --

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN TELLS HER STORY FOR THE FIRST TIME.

TRAPPED OVERSEAS --

THE NAPLES WOMEN WHO SAY -- THEY'RE WILLINGNESS TO DO A GOOD DEED, BACKFIRED.

WHY THEY'RE STUCK AND STRANDED IN CHINA RIGHT NOW!

AND DEPUTIES ONE EDGE!

WHAT WAS FLYING OVER A FLORIDA CRIME SCENE --

THAT SCARED THEM!

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


HL 1) LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-SOTVO


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HL 2) STUCK IN CHINA-VOTOPS


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HL 3) FL DRONE CONCERNS-VOTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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FL SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OTS-VO


A JUDGE IN MIAMI JUST BECAME THE SECOND JUDGE IN THE STATE TO OVERTURN FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

SIX COUPLES SUED THE CLERK OF COURTS FOR THE RIGHT TO GET MARRIED.

THIS CASE ISN'T EXPECTED TO IMMEDIATELY IMPACT OTHER COUNTIES.

A COURT IN MONROE COUNTY OVERTURNED THE BAN LAST WEEK --

FLORIDA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS APPEALING THAT DECISION. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-trxVOTOPS


NEW TONIGHT --

FOR THE FIRST TIME --

WE'RE HEARING FROM THE 16-YEAR OLD GIRL --

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH, EARLIER THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-SOTVO


before i remember us laughing talking giggling and then his, the lightning strike

CHELSEA GILL WAS WALKING ALONG THE SHORE TUESDAY WITH HER BOYFRIEND, 14-YEAR OLD ZAC LATAWIEC --

AND FAMILY FRIEND SCOTT WILCOX WHEN LIGHTNING STRUCK.

THE LIGHTNING BOLT KILLED WILCOX.

ZAC IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STIKE VICTIM-OC


CHELSEA JUST GOT RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL --

BUT IS STAYING THERE BY HER BOYFRIEND'S SIDE.

WE ALSO TALKED TO ZAC'S MOTHER --

SHE SAYS, HE'S IN A COMA RIGHT NOW.

DOCTORS SAY THERE'S A CHANCE HE'LL HAVE PERMENENT BRAIN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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COUPLE STUCK IN CHINA-BNC-VO


OUR BIG STORY AT 7 --

STUCK ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD -- AND NOT ALLOWED TO COME HOME.

THAT'S THE DILEMA TWO NAPLES WOMEN ARE FACING RIGHT NOW.

STACEY LINS JUST ADOPTED 4 YEAR OLD ZOE IN CHINA.

HER BEST FRIEND -- CARISSA -- WENT ALONG FOR THE TRIP.

THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE BACK IN NAPLES TONIGHT --

BUT THEY'RE STUCK IN CHINA BECAUSE THE U-S GOVERNMENT WON'T ISSUE THE LITTLE GIRL A VISA. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE STUCK IN CHINA-SOTVO-BNC


STACEY LINS, STUCK IN CHINA

18:15:01-:06

We're adopting little babies, so these babies are not criminals, they have no record.

--BUTT SOT--

CARISSA JOHNSON, STUCK IN CHINA

18:08:16-:23

There are a lot of families that are maxed out credit cards, they're running out of money, they're reaching out to extended family members to help out.

STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE GLOBAL DATABASE FOR ISSUING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WENT DOWN.

THIS COULD IMPACT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

ABC7 CONTACTED THE STATE DEPARTMENT FOR ANSWERS --

WE'RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR BACK. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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PG BANK ROBBERY-TC-SS(2)


THE FIRST BANK ROBBERY IN AT LEAST 10-YEARS.

THAT'S WHAT OFFICERS IN PUNTA GORDA ARE DEALING WITH TONIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS TELL ABC7 -- A MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES WALKED INSIDE A BANK OF AMERICA ALONG U-S 41 -- AND SHOWED A TELLER HIS GUN.

HE WAS ABLE TO LEAVE WITH SOME CASH.

NO ONE WAS INJURED.

RIGHT NOW -- OFFICERS ARE REVIEWING THE BANK'S SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DRUG BUST-TC-SS IN TC-VO


FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO MONTHS --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES RAID A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEIGHBORHOOD.

14 SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS ARE IN JAIL --

AFTER A TWO MONTH INVESTIGATION CALLED, 'OPERATION BONITA BLAST' -- AIMED TO TRACK DOWN AND ARREST MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAD POT, COCAINE, HEROIN AND OPIATES -- AND WANTED TO SELL IT ALL.

THE INVESTIGATION STARTED, BECAUSE OF CONCERNED COMMUNTITY MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA DRUG BUST-SOT-SS


SCOTT LINEBERGER

SERGEANT, LCSO

"We take complaints very seriously. We look into them and this was a

result of those complaints."

Roger Davidon

Bonita Springs Resident

"That kind of crime increasing and just I think people are aware of

what's going on now."

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN --

DEPUTIES TELL ABC-7 FOUR OF SUSPECTS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


OPERATION MANOR MELTDOWN-trxVOTOPS


JUST LAST MONTH -- LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED NEARLY 30 SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS IN THE PINE MANOR COMMUNITY.

THAT CRACKDOWN FOCUSED ON GETTING COCAINE, HEROIN AND PILLS OFF THE STREETS.

ABC-7 WAS THERE AS DEPUTIES SEARCHED NINE HOUSES --

AND TOOK PEOPLE AWAY IN HANDCUFFS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CAT PICTURE-OTS-VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SAYS THEY HAVE FOUND AND ARE NOW TALKING --

TO THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN WHO POSTED BIZARRE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK.

THOMAS McGUINNESS IS REPORTEDLY COOPERATING AND HAS APOLOGIZED.

HE'S UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR POSTING A PICTURE WITH A GUN NEXT TO A CAT.

HE ALSO SAID THE CAT AND HIS OTHER PETS ARE FINE.

ANIMAL CONTROL WILL GO TO HIS HOME TO MAKE SURE. Return to index of stories...


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LEE COUNTY POLITICS-OTS-VO


A LATE ENTRY IN THE LEE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2 RACE HAS REPUBLICAN COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS SEAT.

HE WAS UNOPPOSED UNTIL-- FELLOW REPUBLICAN PAIGE RAUSCH SUBMITTED HER FILING FEE.

HER LARGEST FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO DATE IS ALGENOL --

THE BIO-FUEL COMPANY PENDERGRASS BUTTED HEADS WITH BACK IN FEBRUARY.

HE QUESTIONED WHETHER THEY CREATED THE 108 JOBS THEY PROMISED. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY POLITICS-SOTVO


Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Lee County Commission

00:45:34 "Algenol is a great partner for Lee County and my question that day and I will continue to ask that question to any company that has an agreement with Lee County to protect Lee County tax payers." 00:45:41

FOR NOW, BOTH CANDIDATES SAY THEY ARE FOCUSING LESS ON THE MONEY AND MORE ON HOW THEY PLAN TO HELP LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BIG CITY BUSINESSES-trxVOTOPS


BIG CITY-STYLE BUSINESSES --

ARE FINDING THEIR WAY TO NAPLES.

FORBES MAGAZINE JUST RELEASED A LIST OF BEST CITIES FOR FUTURE JOB GROWTH IN 20-14 -- WITH NAPLES RANKED ONE NUMBER.

AND TODAY --

WE TALKED TO A COUPLE FROM NEW YORK, WHO OPENED THE VERY FIRST BLOW OUT BAR IN NAPLES BACK IN MAY.

THEY SAY BUSINESS IS STRONG.

IT'S BEEN ABOUT A YEAR SINCE THE FIRST TIDE DRY CLEANERS IN FLORIDA OPENED IN NAPLES.

24-HOUR SERVICE.

AND ABOUT A MONTH AGO -- ONE OF THE FIRST FOOD TRUCKS ROLLED INTO BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER CLEANING-trxVOTOPS


CREWS IN CAPE CORAL WERE WORKING ON RE-LINING OLD SEWER LINES TODAY --

NEAR THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB.

THIS FLAT, FIBER-GLASS MATERIAL IS NOW WHAT'S INSIDE THE EXISTING SEWER LINES OFF CORAL AVENUE.

IT'S CALLED "CURED IN-PLACE PIPPING.

NEW PIPING IS MEANT TO CUT DOWN ON THE EXCESS WATER LEAKING INTO THE OLD CLAY PIPES.

THE PIPES ARE EXPECTED TO LAST UP TO 50 YEARS

THE PROJECT WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CRANE COLLAPSE FOLO-OTS-VO


POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED TO THE U-S 41 CORRIDOR IN PORT CHARLOTTE --

AND A CONSTRUCTION CRANE IS BACK UPRIGHT, TONIGHT.

CREWS WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO SECURE THE CRANE.

COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY -- THE GROUND NEAR A RETAINING WALL GAVE WAY, YESTERDAY --

SENDING THE CRANE FALLING ONTO POWERLINES.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

CONSTRUCTION RESUMES MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


SPIRIT LANDING NEW DETAILS-OTS-VO


WE'RE GETTING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A SPIRIT AIRLINES FLIGHT -- FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL, THURSDAY.

THE PILOT SAYS -- SHORTLY AFTER TAKE-OFF -- THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.

HE WAS CONFIDENT HE COULD MAKE THE JOURNEY TO CHICAGO --

BUT DECIDED TO TURN AROUND.

THE PILOT LANDED WITHOUT ANY ISSUES.

MAINTENANCE CREWS ARE STILL LOOKING INTO THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


FL DRONE CONCERNS-2SH-OTS-VO


DRONES ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY POPULAR.

BUT THERE'S STILL NO *REAL SET OF RULES SURROUNDING THEM.

BUT --

FINAL RULES ON DRONES ARE EXPECTED FROM THE GOVERNMENT NEXT YEAR.

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO KEEP DRONES ON THE GROUND.

AND DEPUTIES IN ONE CENTRAL FLORIDA COUNTY AGREE.

THAT'S AFTER AN UNIDENTIFIED DRONE FLEW OVER THE SCENE OF A DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR ORLANDO.

DURING A 2-HOUR STANDOFF -- DEPUTIES SPOTTED SOMEONE FLYING A DRONE OVERHEAD.

THEY WERE WORRIED SOMEONE WAS HELPING THE SUSPECT INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


FL DRONE CONCERNS-SOTVO


"There's been at least one report that someone had a drone that was up

flying over the area. We ask whoever that person is to back out of that area

," said Sheriff Jerry Demings.

A COMPANY THAT BUILDS DRONES SAYS --

PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE SCARED OF DRONES --

AND THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD USE THEM MORE.

TONIGHT -- THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE STILL DOESN'T KNOW WHO WAS FLYING THE DRONE AT THE STANDOFF SCENE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


THE JACKSONVILLE MOTHER -- WHO INVESTIGATORS SAY, LEFT HER CHILDREN INSIDE A HOT CAR.

ALL *FIVE OF THEM.

WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY, THE WOMAN WAS DOING WHEN POLICE ARRIVED.

PLUS --

you could see the bolt coming towards the aircraft

SCARY MOMENTS FOR PASSENGERS ON-BOARD A CANADIAN FLIGHT.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT -- AFTER A PILOT SAYS, THE PLANE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

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TZ1 5 KIDS LEFT IN CAR-VOTOPS


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TZ1 PLANE HIT BY LIGHTNING-SOTVO


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LEHIGH CAR FIRE-trxVOTOPS


A CAR FIRE WAS DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO A LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

ABC-Y SPOKE TO THE OWNER OF THE CHARRED CAR -- AFTER BURNING THIS MORNING ALONG 36TH STREET SOUTHWEST.

HE SAYS, HE GOT A CALL FROM HIS MOTHER SAYING, HIS CAR WAS ON FIRE.

FIRE CREWS SAID THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE.

NVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO HOW IT STARTED. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA HOUSE FIRE-VOTOPS


A TAMPA FAMILY WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE THEIR HOUSE --

AFTER IT CAUGHT ON FIRE.

THIS IS AERIAL VIDEO FROM THIS MORNING --

SHOWING FLAMES RIPPING THROUGH THE HOME.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY -- DEBRIS INSID THE HOUSE FUELED THE FIRE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


PLANE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-OTS-SOTVO


NEW AT 7 --

A BOLT OF LIGHTNING HIT A CANADIAN FIGHTER JET MID-AIR.

"Just a quick flash of light, you could see the bolt coming towards the aircraft and actually a bit of static electricity as it hit the aircraft, I could feel that run through my body real quickly and also a little bit of a crackle on the radio over the frequency."

THE PILOT SAYS THE F-18'S ELECTRONICS FLASHED --

BUT THE PLANE WAS STILL ABLE TO FLY.

HE LANDED WITHOUT A PROBLEM, AND HE WASN'T HURT. Return to index of stories...


5 KIDS LEFT IN HOT CAR-2SH-VO


NOT ONE --

NOT TWO --

BUT FIVE.

THAT'S HOW MANY CHILDREN WERE LEFT INSIDE A HOT CAR, IN JACKSONVILLE.

TONIGHT. THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER IS FACING SERIOUS CHARGES.

POLICE SAY, 23-YEAR-OLD BETTY BRUNSON LEFT THE CHILDREN -- ALL UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT -- INSIDE HER CAR WHILE SHE WAS ON A JOB HUNT.

WE'VE SEEN AN ALARMING NUMBER OF SIMILAR INCIDENTS --

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SAYS, IT'S HANDS ARE FULL. Return to index of stories...


5 KIDS LEFT IN HOT CAR-SOTVO-OC


You've had about 10 cases of children left in hot cars in northeast Florida this year but there may be many others that may be unreported and this has got to stop.

ABC-7 FOUND OUT --

SEVEN CHILDREN IN FLORIDA HAVE DIED SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2013, AFTER BEING LEFT UNATTENDED IN HOT CARS.

UNDER FLORIDA LAW, IT IS ILLEGAL TO LEAVE A CHILD UNATTENDED IN A CAR ANY TIME OF YEAR.

DCF SAYS IF YOU EVER SEE A KID LEFT ALONE IN A CAR, CALL 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


IT SOUNDS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

A SMARTPHONE APP -- THAT KEEPS PESKY MOSQUITOS AWAY.

WE TESTED IT OUT --

AND WE'LL SHOW YOU WHETHER IT WORKS -- OR NOT.

PLUS --

A DIFFERENT WAY OF GETTING AROUND, AT ONE AIRPORT OVERSEAS.

THE FLEET OF PODS, THAT DON'T REQUIRE A DRIVER.

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


TZ2 MOSQUITO APP-VOTOPS


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TZ2 SELF DRIVING CARS-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


TRACKING WEEKEND RAIN PROSPECTS

Showers and thunderstorms for areas east of I-75 will continue rumbling across the region this afternoon and evening, while widely spotty areas of rain move about our coastal areas.

As the later evening approaches, it will be possible for a passing isolated storm or downpour to build back toward the coast, but coverage of this activity will remain low.

Temperatures tonight will range from the upper 70s along the coast to low and mid 70s east of the interstate.

On Saturday, we'll again stand the opportunity for a coastal shower or thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. By the afternoon though, the greatest coverage of rain and thunder will again develop across the interior of the peninsula east of I-75.

Temperatures on Saturday look seasonal with highs ranging from the upper 80s to low 90s along the beaches to mid 90s for areas further inland.

Further into the forecast, we will be keeping close tabs on a mass of dry air that will infiltrate our region. That should help to greatly reduce our rain prospects Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. During this time rain chances will be below seasonal levels and temperatures will be allowed to return to near 94 degrees each afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active at this time and no organized activity is expected within the next two days. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO APP-TC-VO


A SMART PHONE APP THAT CAN PROTECT YOU FROM MOSQUITO BITES!

IF YOU'RE SKEPTICAL- SO WERE WE.

SO ABC-7 PUT THE APP TO THE TEST.

ITS CALLED ANTI MOSQUITO SONIC REPELLER.

THE DEVELOPER SAYS THE APP EMITS A HIGH PITCH FREQUENCY NOISE ONLY

MOSQUITOS CAN HEAR.

WHEN IT GOES OFF- THEY GO AWAY.

AT THE BOTTOM YOU CAN PICK THE DIFFERENT SOUND WAVE FREQUENCY BASED ON HOW BAD THE MOSQUITOS ARE IN YOUR REGION. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO APP-SOTVO-TC


Amy Redford, Lehigh Acres

:11:28 maybe it does work then? i'd probably be stupid enough to try it! haha

--BUTT SOT--

Robert Pacheco, Lehigh Acres

:10:22 thats weird, I don't know if it will work.

:03

WE PUT THE APP TO THE TESTAT LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL.

IN OUR QUICK EXPERIMENT-- IT FAILED.

THE APP DEVELOPER DOES ADMIT THE APP IS NO *100 PERCENT EFFECTIVE.

BUT IT IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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SUNSHINE WATERWAYS-OTS-VO-OTS


MORE THAN HALF A MILLION TAX PAYER DOLLARS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAS BEEN WASTED.

THE COUNTY HIRED A MICHIGAN COMPANY TO REMOVE ALGAE AND CAT-TAILS FROM PORT CHARLOTTE WATERWAYS.

AFTER REMOVING A LARGE AMOUNT OF ALGAE AND CAT TAILS FROM SUNSHINE LAKE AND SUNRISE WATERWAY --

PRO LIME CAME BACK TO THE COUNTY REQUESTING MORE MONEY.

THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE WAS MUCH MORE THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.

BOTH SIDES AMENDED THE CONTRACT.

BUT BEFORE MORE WORK COULD BE DONE BLUE HERONS MOVED IN.

BECAUSE THE PROTECTED SPECIES HAS NESTED IN THE AREA, THE CLEARING PROCESS HAS STOPPED. Return to index of stories...


SUNSHINE WATERWAYS-SOTVO


"They were paid the works not being done so they're being paid not to do it, until whenever."

THE COUNTY IS PAYING THE COMPANY 52-HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR --

FOR NO WORK.

THE MONEY'S JUST FOR LEAVING THEIR EQUIPMENT ON SITE WHILE THEY WAIT FOR THE BIRDS TO LEAVE.

ONCE ALL IT SAID AND DONE, THE ALREADY EXPENSIVE PROJECT WILL DOUBLE IN PRICE TO NEARLY 4-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FL BLUEBERRY PROBLEMS-trxVOTOPS


FLORIDA'S BLUEBERRY CROP MAY BE IN DANGER!

GROWERS SAY IT'S ALL DUE TO SHORTAGE OF PINE BARK.

LIMESTONE IN PARTS OF FLORIDA LEAVE THE SOIL TOO ALKALINE FOR BLUEBERRIES --

SO, GROWERS RELY ON LAYERS OF PINE BARK TO LOWER THE P-H.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO YOU?

A SMALLER CROP MEANS YOU'LL LIKELY BE PAYING HIGHER PRICES AT THE GROCERY STORE. Return to index of stories...


PIRATE FEST-2SH-VO


THIS FRIDAY --

ABC7 WANTS TO OFFER YOU SOME IDEAS --

FOR FUN, FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND, IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PIRATES ARE INVADING THE WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR,

THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE PIRATE FEST KICKED OFF THIS AFTERNOON IN PUNTA GORDA.

THERE'S A PIRATE PARADE --

A SHIP TO SHORE BATTLE --

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMES FOR ALL AGES.

THE PIRATE BALL IS TONIGHT.

THE FESTIVAL IS FREE -- BUT A 2-DOLLAR CONTRIBUTION IS APPRECIATED.

IT RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


SELF DRIVING CARS-trxVOTOPS


A LOOK AT THE FUTURE.

THESE ARE SMALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES.

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

SUPPORTERS SAY THE PODS TAKE UP LESS SPACE THAN CARS, CUT DOWN ON URBAN NOISE AND PRODUCE ZERO EMISSIONS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE BUCCANEERS OPEN TRAINING CAMP TODAY-- THEY'VE GOT A NEW LOOK THIS YEAR-- WHICH INCLUDES A NEW HEAD COACH-- A REPORT FROM TAMPA

PLUS WE'LL TAKE YOU TO DAVIE FLORIDA-- FOR THE DOLPHINS FIRST DAY AS WELL --- ALL IS WONDERFUL ON DAY ONE Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) PAMPERED POOCHES-VOTOPS-WIPE


LIVING THE LIFE OF LUXURY.

ALL THE THROWS OF A HOT HOTEL --

BUT PETS ARE THE ONES GETTING PAMPERED.

AT 11 --

HOW MUCH OWNERS ARE DISHING OUT --

FOR THESE ELABORATE ACCOMODATIONS. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) DISABLED MODELS-VOTOPS


PROSTHETICS --

MISSING LIMBS --

WHEELCHAIRS.

NORSTROM'S NEWEST CATALOGUE FEATURES SOME NOT SO TYPICAL MODELS.

AT 11 -- THE MESSAGE THE RETAILER IS TRYING TO SEND. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON


DEAR NFL FOOTBALL. WELCOME BACK. WE'VE MISSED YOU! SINCERELY EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES. OKAY THAT'S A SLIGHT EXAGGERATION. BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE PINING FOR. FOOTBALL'S RETURN. DOLPHINS BACK ON THE FIELD TODAY FOR THEIR FIRST PRACTICE OF TRAINING CAMP---- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO DAVIE FLORIDA --- WHERE ANTICIPATION IS THE THEME

THE DOLPHINS ARE COMING OF AN 8 AND 8 SEASON -- AND JUST MISSED OUT ON THE PLAYOFFS-- WITH 2 STRAIGHT LOSSES TO END THE SEASON---

--- THIS IS THE 3RD SEASON FOR BOTH -- QUARTERBACK RYAN TANNEHILL AND HEAD COACH JOE PHILBIN----

--- HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR BOTH--- AND BOTH---- EXCITED TO GET THINGS STARTED

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MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


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BUCS CAMP-POPLIVE


MEANWHILE --- IF YOU'RE A BUCCANEERS FAN. AND HAVEN'T LIKED WHAT YOU'VE SEEN THE PAST FEW YEARS.. THAN YOU'RE IN LUCK. OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW. NEW HEAD COACH. NEW GENERAL MANAGER. THE BUCS EVEN DECIDED TO CHANGE UNIFORMS. HOPING TO PUT LAST YEAR'S 4-12 SEASON IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR.

WHAT BETTER WAY TO DO THAT -- THAN WITH THE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING CAMP--- THAT'S WHERE WE FIND MY MAN RISHI BARRAN---- Return to index of stories...


BUCS CAMP-PKG


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BUCS CAMP-SOTVO


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BUCS CAMP-LIVETAG


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FGCU SOCCER-VO CG


THE FGCU MEN'S SOCCER TEAM LOOKS TO CONTINUE THEIR DOMINANCE IN THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE--

THE FELLAS ARE LOOKING FOR THEIR 5TH STRAIGHT CONFERENCE TITLE-- IT ALL GETS STARTED-- AUGUST 29TH

TODAY THE EAGLES RELEASED THEIR SCHEDULE AND THEY ARE HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING---

--- THEY START WITH TOP 25 POWER--- SOUTH FLORIDA AT HOME-- THEN A WEEK LATER--- THEY GET AKRON--- THE ZIPS WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP--- IN 2010----

--- YOU SEE SOME OTHER BIG HOME GAMES INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON HUSKIES Return to index of stories...


SR BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS


LET'S PLAY SOME GOLF----

SENIOR BRITISH OPEN--- MUCH LIKE RORY MCILROY LAST WEEK-- BERNHARD LANGER-- IS THREATENING TO BLOW AWAY THE FIELD---

LANGER-- HAD RADAR LOCK WITH IS IRONS ALL DAY---

HE'S FIVE UNDER TODAY --- 11 UNDER FOR THE TOURNAMENT -- AND OWNS A 7 STROKE LEAD---- Return to index of stories...


LA LAKERS-VOTOPS


SHOWTIME----

THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS HAVE OFFERED FORMER LAKER GREAT-- BYRON SCOTT THEIR HEAD COACHING JOB---

SCOTT WON 3 NBA TITLES WHILE PLAYING FOR THE SHOWTIME LAKERS IN THE 80'S

AS A HEAD COACH-- SCOTT HAS COACHED 3 DIFFERENT TEAMS -- INCLUDING THE NEW JERSEY NETS-- TAKING THEM TO BACK TO BACK NBA FINALS Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTTOPS


FINAL STOP-- PITTSBURGH---

WE ARE RACING FOOD MASCOTS---

IT'S ALL FUN AND GAME --- UNTIL THE PEROGIE-- BREAKS ITS LEG---

--- JALAPENO HANNAH -- WON THE RACE--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...