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BLACK BOXES FOUND TAIWAN AIR CRASH EPIDURAL & POSTPARTUM-TRX-VO-OC
BREAKING NEWS CLIP TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ4 A TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-VO-WIPE
HL1) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VO-WIPE TZ4 B FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2) AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-VO-WIPE TZ4 C CATCHING MARIIAGE PROPOSAL-VOTOPS
HL3) NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-VOTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-2 SH POP VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-REM LIVE TS1) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VOTOPS
CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VO TS2) AMY YOUNG RELEASED-(2SS)-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TS3) PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS
AVIATION MEETING PLANE SOT DOWN-VO TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-2-SH POP VO
AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-ANIBOX TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-PKG
AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-PKG TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-OC
AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-OC 2014 VOTE OPEN-CLIP
VIOLENCE SPREADS TO WEST BANK-VO FL CLINTON POLL-OTS-VIDBX
FL: TEEN BEATEN BY ISRAELI POLICE TALKS-VO RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-OTS-VO
FL: TEEN BEATEN BY ISRAELI POLICE TALKS-SOTVO CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-TC-VO
PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING UPDATE-VO CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO-OC
AMY YOUNG RELEASED-OC-(2SS)-OC FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS
NAPLES PAINT SPILL-VO MOSQUITO REPELLANT APP-VO
LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
RESTAURANT DONATIONS-VO STOP BEING STUCK ON HOLD-2 SHOT
HEALTH INSURANCE FINES-OC STOP BEING STUCK ON HOLD-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT CATCHING MARIIAGE PROPOSAL-VO
TZ1 A NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-VOTOPS MAKE UP FREE FOR A YEAR-OC-(2SS)
TZ1 B FACEBOOK CAT-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID TZ5 A LOTTERY WINNER FAMILY AFFAIR-VO-WIPE
NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-PKG LOTTERY WINNER FAMILY AFFAIR-2-SHOT
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT LOTTERY WINNER FAMILY AFFAIR-PKG
TZ2 A PUBLIX PURSE SNTACHING-VO ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 B PIRATE FEST LOOK LIVE PKG-VO CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
HOTTEST DAYS IN FLORIDA-TRX-VOTOPS FORECAST-WX WALL
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-2 SHOT
FORECAST-WXWALL NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-PKG
FIRE WATCH OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VO CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES-VO
PINE ISLAND ROAD ALERT-TRX-SSTOPS APPLE iWALLET-OC
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP GM TO SPEND $400M TO $600M VICTIM COMPENSATION
PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-SS-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
FACEBOOK CAT-EANIBOX-FLY TZ6 AFIFTY SHADES OF GRAY TRAILER-NATSVO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
PUBLIX PURSE SNTACHING-EBOX-VO SHIA LABEOUF IN COURT-VO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP FIFTY SHADES OF GREY THE MOVIE-OC NATSVO
PIRATE FEST LOOK LIVE PKG-POP VO QUEEN PHOTOBOMB-OC-SS
PIRATE FEST LOOK LIVE PKG-PKG TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS1) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VOTOPS
TZ3 A MEDICAL NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW-VO-WIPE TS2) AMY YOUNG RELEASED-(2SS)-VO
TZ3 B MOSQUITO REPELLANT APP-VO-WIPE TS3) NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-VOTOPS
MEDICAL NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW-2-SHOT TS4) PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS
MEDICAL NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW-PKG FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
NEW PAINKILLER-TC VO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION-ONCAM  


BLACK BOXES FOUND TAIWAN AIR CRASH


TAIWAN-PLANE CRASH

UPDATE: BLACK BOXES FOUND TAIWAN AIR CRASH investigated

XIXI, Taiwan - Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.

Stormy weather and low visibility are suspected as factors in Wednesday's crash of the plane operated by TransAsia Airways.

Local media report that the plane's cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder have been sent to the main island of Taiwan for analysis.

Ten people survived the crash. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HL1) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VO-WIPE


A CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER TO HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

LEAVING THE ROADS A COPMPLETE MESS-

CAUSING MAJOR TRAFFIC BACK-UPS.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS MORNING AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


HL2) AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-VO-WIPE


OVER 100 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD-

AFTER AN AIRPLANE CRASHES IN THE MIDDLE OF A WEST AFRICAN DESERT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHETHER OFFICIALS ARE RULING OUT TERRORISM.

--THE ANSWERS INSIDE THE BLACK BOX-- Return to index of stories...


HL3) NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-VOTOPS


SHE'S TRYING TO GO ALL NATURAL!

WHY A TEENAGE GIRL IS GIVING UP MAKE-UP.

THE STEMENT SHE'S TRYING TO MAKE FOR EVERY WOMAN.

HOW LONG SHE PLANS TO GO FOR. Return to index of stories...


WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-2 SH POP VO


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

GOOD MORNING-

THANKS FOR JOINING US-

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THAT CRANE LEANING ON POWERLINES ON U-S 41 NEAR HARBOR BLVD.

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

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...


CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-REM LIVE


CHRISTY ROB--- 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 ABC7. Return to index of stories...


CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VO


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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


AVIATION MEETING PLANE SOT DOWN-VO


GLOBAL AVIATION LEADERS WILL ADDRESS SAFETY AND SECURITY ISSUES RAISED BY THE SHOT-DOWN MALAYSIAN AIRLINES JET OVER EASTERN UKRAINE.

THEY'LL HAVE A MEETING IN MONTREAL NEXT WEEK.

CREWS HAVE ALMOST FINISHED THE TRANSFER OF 282 BODIES AND OTHER HUMAN REMAINS FROM EASTERN UKRAINE TO THE NETHERLANDS.

OFFICIALS EXPECT TO FINISH THIS SOLEMN TRANSFER OF BODIES BY SATURDAY.

THE REMAINS ALREADY RECOVERED MIGHT NOT BE IDENTIFIED FOR MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-ANIBOX


NOW TO THAT PLANE CRASH IN AFRICA -- THE THIRD DEADLY CRASH IN JUST ONE WEEK.

THE MILITARY IS ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW -- ALREADY SECURING ONE OF THE BLACK BOXES.

THERE ARE NO SURVIVORS.

ABC'S DAVID KERLEY IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-PKG


THIS MORNING. THE WRECKAGE OF THIS PLANE - FOUND ON THE EDGE OF THE

SAHARA DESERT. IN THE TROUBLED COUNTRY OF MALI.

AFRICIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY.

NATS: ALGERIAN TRANSPORT MINISTER SPEAKING IN ARABIC: Bosey.

THEY REPORT THAT BURNED WRECKAGE WAS SCATTERED OVER A LARGE AREA. AND

HUMAN REMAINS WERE SEEN BY SEARCHERS

ALREADY THIS MORNING. SEARCHERS HAVE HAD A FEW HOURS OF LIGHT TO REACH

THE WRECKAGE.IN A RUGGED AREA.

THE MD 83 WAS APPARENTLY IN THE AIR FOR LESS THAN AN HOUR.

IT WAS JUST BEFORE 1 A-M FOR A RED EYE FLIGHT WITH 116 ON BOARD THAT THE

JET TOOK OFF FROM BURKINA FASO.

LESS THAN 50 MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT. THECREW ASKED TO BE REROUTED

BECAUSE OF STRONG STORMS.

AT 1:47 FRENCH OFFICIALS SAY CONTACT WAS LOST.

SOT JOHN HANSMAN: MIT PROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

sand storms are really bad because the sand is ingested in the engines and

it can create a problem

IN JUST TWO DAYS. TWO PASSENGER PLANES. IN BAD WEATHER HAVE GONE DOWN.

IT WAS A TAIWAN PLANE THAT CRASHED DURING A TYPHOON ON WEDNESDAY KILLING

48.

SO IS YOUR PLANE SAFE.?

WE'VE SEEN JETS TESTED WITH LIGHTNING AT A BOEING LAB.

NATS:

AND THEY ARE DESIGNED TO SURVIVE STORMS. BUT PILOTS ARE SUPPOSED TO FLY

AROUND BAD WEATHER.

SOT:

Hansman

weather in and of itself shouldn't have been a problem in either of these

accidents but it's likely to be a combination of the weather and the pilots

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AIR ALGERIE PLANE WRECKAGE FOUND-OC


THAT WAS DAVID KERLEY WITH THAT REPORT.

FRANCE IS SENDING A MILITARY UNIT TO MALI TO SECURE THE SITE WHERE AN AIR ALGERIA PLANE CRASHED WITH 116 ABOARD.

MOST OF THE DEAD WERE FRENCH CITIZENS. Return to index of stories...


VIOLENCE SPREADS TO WEST BANK-VO


VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS IN GAZA HAS NOW SPREAD TO THE WEST BANK.

THIS IS WHERE THOUSANDS OF PROTESTING PALESTINIANS ARE CLASHING WITH ISRAELI SOLDIERS NEAR THE CITY OF RAMALLAH.

AT LEAST ONE PALESTINIAN HAS BEEN KILLED AND DOZENS HAVE BEEN INJURED.

U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON IS DENOUNCING AN ATTACK ON A U.N. SCHOOL IN GAZA THAT WAS CROWDED WITH HUNDREDS OF PALESTINIANS SEEKING REFUGE.

AT LEAST 15 CIVILIANS WERE KILLED.

PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS ARE BLAMING ISRAEL.

ISRAEL IS SUGGESTING THAT THE SCHOOL MAY HAVE BEEN HIT BY HAMAS ROCKETS. Return to index of stories...


FL: TEEN BEATEN BY ISRAELI POLICE TALKS-VO


A PALESTINIAN-AMERICAN TEEN WHO WAS BEATEN BY ISRAELI POLICE SAYS HE HAS A NEW MISSION -- TO HELP PALESTINIANS IN GAZA AND THE WEST BANK.

15-YEAR-OLD TARIQ KHDEIR LIVES IN TAMPA, BUT HE WAS IN JERUSALEM EARLIER THIS MONTH.

HE WAS ATTENDING PROTESTS OVER HIS COUSIN'S KILLING WHEN HE WAS INJURED IN A CLASH WITH ISRAELI SECURITY FORCES.

THE KILLING OF KHDEIR'S COUSIN IN THE WEST BANK WAS LARGELY SEEN AS AN ACT OF RETALIATION AGAINST THE KILLINGS OF THREE ISRAELI TEENAGERS.

THE INCIDENTS FUELED TENSIONS LEADING UP TO THE CURRENT VIOLENCE IN GAZA. Return to index of stories...


FL: TEEN BEATEN BY ISRAELI POLICE TALKS-SOTVO


"I want to make a foundation. I want to try to gather some people to care - to care for the people over there."

VIDEO OF KHDEIR'S BEATING CAUSED WIDESPREAD OUTRAGE.

ISRAELI AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE SUSPENDED ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING UPDATE-VO


POLICE ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHY A PATIENT SHOT AND KILLED A CASEWORKER AT A PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS CENTER.

AUTHORITIES SAY RICHARD PLOTTS PULLED OUT A GUN AND SHOT THE CASEWORKER AT A HOSPITAL NEAR PHILIDELPHIA.

A DOCTOR PULLED OUT HIS OWN GUN AND SHOT PLOTTS THREE TIMES.

OTHER WORKS WRESTLED HIM TO THE GROUND.

INVESTIGATORS SAY PLOTTS MAY HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH THE DOCTOR OVER HIS TREATMENT PLAN. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG RELEASED-OC-(2SS)-OC


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

AMY YOUNG WAS SHOT IN THE FACE DURING A DISPUTE WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN ESTERO --

EARLIER THIS MONTH.

IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

BUT HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WAS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS AMY YOUNG WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE ESTERO HOME WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PAINT SPILL-VO


CREWS WILL BE BACK TO CLEAN UP A PAINT SPILL IN COLLIER COUNTY THIS MORNING.

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

THIS IS 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.

THE CONTRACTOR EXPECTS TO PAY TO REMOVE THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC


YOU COULD HEAR PANIC AND FEAR --

IN A TEEN'S GIRL VOICE --

AS SHE CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER GETTING HIT BY LIGHTNING.

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

CHELSEA GILL -- THE 16-YEAR-OLD WHO MADE THAT CALL --- SURVIVED THE LIGHTNING STRIKE.

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

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

ABC7 REACHED OUT TO WILCOX'S NEPHEW.

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


RESTAURANT DONATIONS-VO


LEE COUNTY BUSINESSES ARE WORKING TO RAISE MONEY FOR ZACHARY.

WEBSTERS GRILL OFF CYPRESS LAKE NEAR LA TE DA SALON AND SPA IS ACCEPTING DONATINOS FOR THE TEEN'S MEDICAL EXPENSES.

SO FAR-- THEY'VE RAISED MORE THAN 800 DOLLARS SINCE THURSDAY-- AND YOU CAN EVEN DONATE VIA CREDIT CARD.

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


HEALTH INSURANCE FINES-OC


IF YOU DIDN'T BUY INSURANCE YOU HAVE TO PAY UP.

THE FEDS JUST CAPPED THE FINE AT ALMOST 25 HUNDRED DOLLARS PER PERSON, PER YEAR.

THAT'S ABOUT THE SAME PRICE AS A BRONZE LEVEL HEALTH PLAN.

THE PENALTY FOR THE 1ST YEAR IS 95 DOLLARS AND GOES UP FROM THERE.

THE FINE WILL BE DUE WHEN YOU FILE YOUR TAXES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


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

SHE HASN'T WORN MAKE-UP SINCE JANUARY.

WHY SHE TOOK ON THIS PROJECT AND THE SURPRISING REACTION SHE IS GETTING.

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN POSTS THIS DISTURBING PICTURE ON FACEBOOK --

FIND OUT IF HE'LL BE GETTING IN TROUBLE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B FACEBOOK CAT-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-2-SHOT


A NEW CHALLENGE FOR A COLLEGE STUDENT IN INDIANA.

SHE'S GOING MAKEUP-FREE FOR 200 DAYS.

THAT'S WHAT ONE 20-YEAR-OLD INDIANA UNIVERSITY STUDENT DID.

ABC'S REENA NINAN HAS MORE ON ANNIE'S EXPERIMENT. Return to index of stories...


NO MAKEUP FOR 200 DAYS-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


LADIES, LISTEN UP!

A SUSPECTED PURSE SNATCHER IS ON THE LOOSE IN THE CAPE!

THE WOMAN EVEN CAUGHT ON CAMERA FIGHTING --

AND BITING THE VICTIM!

HOW AND WHERE IT ALL HAPPENED - NEXT.

AND -- PIRATES ARE TAKING OVER CHARLOTTE COUNTY THIS WEEKEND --

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- ABC7 GOES BEHIND THE SCENES OF PIRATE FEST --

PLUS DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN GET IN ON THE FUN! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A PUBLIX PURSE SNTACHING-VO


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TZ2 B PIRATE FEST LOOK LIVE PKG-VO


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HOTTEST DAYS IN FLORIDA-TRX-VOTOPS


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...


ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

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...


FIRE WATCH OPEN-CLIP


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PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VO


CREWS ARE ON FIREWATCH THIS MORNING ON PINE ISLAND.

MEMBERS OF A STRIKE TEAM WILL BE BACK OUT TO MAKE SURE A BRUSH FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT.

A BRUSH FIRE STARTED NEAR PINE ISLAND BOULEVARD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE ON THURSDAY.

IT BURNED ALMOST 100 ACRES AND THREATENED SEVERAL HOUSES.

THE FIRE IS NOW 100-PERCENT CONTAINED.

RIGHT NOW -- FIRE CREWS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND ROAD ALERT-TRX-SSTOPS


WE HAVE A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU AS YOU WALK OUT THE DOOR.

THIS IS IN CAPE CORAL AT PINE ISLAND AND BURNT STORE ROADS.

--WEST OF CHIQUITA BOULEVARD.

CREWS ARE EXPANDING THE ROADWAY TO FOUR LANES.

SO WATCH OUT FOR LANE CLOSURES TODAY.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO FINISH IN THE FALL. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-SS-VO


BUSINESS IS BACK OPEN AFTER SOMEONE SHOT OFF PEPPER SPRAY INSIDE A TOY STORE IN FORT MYERS.

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

CUSTOMERS AND WORKERS WERE EVACUATED SO THE STORE COULD AIR OUT.

THEY SAY PEOPLE WERE COUGHING AND CHOKING.

ONE PERSON WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION AND 20 PEOPLE WERE TREATED AT THE STORE.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO SHOT THE PEPPER SPRAY AND WHY. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CAT-EANIBOX-FLY


THIS STORY HAS MANY PEOPLE TALKING --

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN MAY NOT GO TO JAIL FOR WHAT HE POSTED ON FACEBOOK --

IT SHOWS THOMAS MCGUINNESS OF PORT CHARLOTTE --

POINTING A HANDGUN AT A CAT.

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

THE PICTURE HAS SINCE BEEN YANKED OFF FACEBOOK.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION --

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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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PUBLIX PURSE SNTACHING-EBOX-VO


POLICE ARE LOOOKING FOR A VIOLENT PURSE SNATCHER IN CAPE CORAL.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE PUBLIX NEAR FOUR MILE COVE.

YOU CAN SEE A WOMAN LOOKING FOR MONEY TO BUY A DRINK FOR THE LADY STANDING NEXT TO HER.

THE WOMAN THEN GRABS THE PURSE, FIGHTS THE VICTIM TO GET A HOLD OF IT-- AND RUNS OUT THE DOOR.

AUTHORITIES SAY SHE EVEN BIT THE WOMAN!

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN LEFT IN A BLACK FORD EXPLORER.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HER -- YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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PIRATE FEST LOOK LIVE PKG-POP VO


PIRATES ARE INVADING THE WATERS OF CHARLOTTE HARBOR THIS WEEKEND.

WE TAKE YOU TO THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE PIRATE FEST-- WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY A WEEKEND FILLED WITH PIRATES WHILE HELPING A LOCAL ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES FOOD FOR NEEDY CHILDREN.

ABC-7'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US FROM PUNTA GORDA-- WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


PIRATE FEST LOOK LIVE PKG-PKG


PIRATES-- MERMAIDS-- SHOWS-- WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR WEEKENDS?

BEST PART ABOUT IT-- A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES BACKPACKS FILLED WITH FOOD FOR STUDENTS IN FINANCIAL NEED TO TAKE HOME ON THE WEEKENDS.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PIRATE TO ENJOY THIS WEEKEND'S FESTIVAL-- MAYBE YOU ARE A PIRATE AT HEART-- OR ENJOY THE HISTORY.

THERE'S A LOT TO DO HERE AT THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE FESTIVAL.

*** GRAPHIC IF NOTHING TO SHOW****

-Events:

- walking Pirate Parade

- a Ship-to-Shore Battle

-pirate characters and beautiful mermaids

- live entertainment and lots of exciting interactive games for all ages

- a living history pirate encampment

THAT'S WHERE I AM NOW--- AND WITH ME IS PIRATE CUTTER.

1. What's your favorite activity?

2. This helps The Yah Yah Girl's, "Back Pack Kidz"program

- The Yah Yah Girls, Back Pack Kidz: Their goal is to bridge the weekend hunger gap of our community's neediest children. Volunteers have stocked, delivered and restocked more than 22,000 backpacks per year. This food directly helps Charlotte County's neediest children in a substantial and sustained way.

THERE'S ALSO A PIRATE BALL TONIGHT.

****Graphic: Admission*****

THE PIRATE FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY AND GOES THROUGH SUNDAY.

IT'S A FAMILY AND PET FRIENDLY FESTIVAL.

IT'S HERE AT THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE IN PUNTA GORDA.

​​Admission is ​​free although a $2 "Buck-an-Ear" contribution is greatly appreciated.​

LIVE IN PUNTA GORDA ADA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


KNOWING YOUR MEDICAL NUMBERS IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFE.

BUT WHICH FOUR ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PREVENT CERTAIN DISEASES. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A MEDICAL NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B MOSQUITO REPELLANT APP-VO-WIPE


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MEDICAL NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW-2-SHOT


DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS?

NO.NOT YOUR LOTTO PICKS.YOUR HEALTH STATISTICS.

DOCTORS SAY THE BEST WAY TO WORK TOWARDS HEALTHY GOALS IS TO KNOW WHERE YOU STAND IN THE MEDICAL NUMBERS GAME.

HERE'S HOLLY FIRFER TO SORT IT ALL OUT. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL NUMBERS YOU SHOULD KNOW-PKG


THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH DIGITS. PHONE NUMBERS, PASSWORDS: ALL ARE IMPORTANT.

BUT PHYSICIANS SAY KNOWING YOUR MEDICAL NUMBERS IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFE.

SO WHICH NUMBERS SHOULD YOU KNOW.?

LET'S START WITH BLOOD PRESSURE.

"Blood pressure is important because it's a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease and those are some of the leading causes of death in the U.S."

THEN THERE'S YOUR CHOLESTEROL.

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HDL AND LDL.

"Higher levels of LDL or the bad cholesterol, are associated with an increased risk of developing atherosclerosis disease, meaning heart attacks and strokes. Whereas higher numbers of HDL or good cholesterol are associated with a lower risk."

AND YOUR WEIGHT AND WAIST SIZE ARE IMPORTANT FOR KNOWING YOUR BODY MASS INDEX.

"Patients who are overweight, are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, arthritis, acid reflux, sleep apnea, and even cancer, some estimates that between 15% to 20% cancer deaths in the U.S. are attributable to weight."

BLOOD SUGAR NUMBERS CAN TELL YOU WHETHER YOU MAY BE PRE-DIABETIC.

"Diabetes is a major risk factor also for the development of heart disease, other vascular diseases and kidney disease. "

KNOWING THESE NUMBERS CAN HELP YOU WORK TOWARDS A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. Return to index of stories...


NEW PAINKILLER-TC VO


THERE'S A NEW PAINKILLER ON THE MARKET -- MEANT TO BATTLE DRUG ABUSE

THE F-D-A APPROVED THE DRUG.

IT COMBINES OXYCOTIN WITH NALOXONE.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

IF YOU TRY TO CRUSH IT, SNORT IT, OR INJECT IT --

YOU WON'T GET A HIGH.

NALOXONE WOULD BLOCK THE EUPHORIC EFFECT.

BUT IF THE PILL IS SWALLOWED WHOLE --

THE USER STILL GETS THE EFFECT.

EXPERTS STILL SAY DOCTORS SHOULD ONLY GIVE THE DRUG TO PATIENTS IN SEVERE PAIN -- WHEN ALTERNATIVES HAVEN'T WORKED.

FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE WORST STATES IN THE COUNTRY FOR PRESCRIPTION PILL ABUSE. 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...


EPIDURAL & POSTPARTUM-TRX-VO-OC


NEW RESEARCH SHOWS WOMEN WHO RECEIVE AN EPIDURAL DURING CHILDBIRTH COULD SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THEIR RISK OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.

THE STUDY FOUND WOMEN WITH ACUTE PAIN DURING BIRTH HAD A TWO AND A HALF-FOLD INCREASED RISK FOR CHRONIC PAIN AS A NEW MOTHER -- AND A THREE TIMES GREATER RISK FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.

RESEARCH SUGGESTS MANAGING A WOMAN'S PAIN DURING CHILDBIRTH IS CRITICAL TO HELP GAIN FOOTING AS A NEW MOTHER.

LESS PAIN DURING CHILDBIRTH IS ASSOCIATED WITH SHORTER POST-LABOR RECOVERY TIME --WHICH HELPS A MOTHER TO BOND, CARE FOR AND NURSE HER BABY MUCH MORE EFFECTIVELY.

Women who receive an epidural during childbirth COULD significantly lower their risk of postpartum depression, according to new research.

journal Anesthesia & Analgesia

Study participants whose pain was managed during labor had a 14 percent rate of depression six weeks after delivery, compared to a nearly 35 percent rate of depression for those who did not have the pain relief. The study also found that women who attended childbirth classes during pregnancy and those who breastfed after labor also lowered their risk of postpartum depression. Breastfeeding was more common in the group that had an epidural for pain compared to those who did not.

The study, which will be published in the August issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, involved 214 women, half of whom were given an epidural to reduce their pain during the vaginal delivery of their child. The other 107 participants were not given any pain medication during delivery. The mental statuses of all study participants were examined three days after delivery, and again six weeks after delivery, using an established postnatal depression scale.

"It's a huge omission that there has been almost nothing in postpartum depression research about pain during labor and delivery and postpartum depression," Katherine Wisner, M.D., a Northwestern Medicine® perinatal psychiatrist, said in a press release. "There is a well-known relationship between acute and chronic pain and depression."

Up to 80 percent of new mothers experience some degree of emotional distress after childbirth. It is common for women to have a range of emotions, including weepiness, anxiety, and mood swings. However, if these symptoms last longer than two weeks and become more severe, postpartum depression could be the reason. PPD is a type of clinical depression with symptoms such as fatigue or exhaustion, changes in appetite or eating habits, loss of interest in activities you usually enjoyed, and physical pain, including, headaches, stomachaches, or backaches. According to the American Psychological Association, between 9 and 16 percent of women will experience PPD, which can have significant consequences for both the new mother and family.

According to Wisner, managing acute postpartum pain supports the new mother's ability to emotionally attach and care for her infant. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


A DEADLY TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH A VIRGINIA CAMPGROUND THURSDAY.

THE EF-1 TORNADO WITH 100 MILE PER HOUR WINDS STRUCK THE RESORT,

WE'LL SHOW YOU NEW VIDEO OF THE DESTRUCTION.

A CAPE CORAL FATHER LOSES HIS CHILD AFTER LEAVING HER IN A HOT CAR.

NOW HE'S TRYING TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO OTHERS.

FIND OUT WHAT HIS NEW CAMPAIGN ALL ABOUT.

A WOMAN DREAMS ABOUT THIS DAY --- GETTING MARRIED.

WE'LL SHOW HOW A BOX CAN CAPTURE THE WEDDING PROPOSAL. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C CATCHING MARIIAGE PROPOSAL-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE LATEST BUSINESS NEWS.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WHERE THE TRADING DAY IS JUST BEGINNING.

A MIXED WEEK WRAPPING UP.

THE S&P COMING IN WITH ANOTHER RECORD HIGH. THE DOW, DROPPED ABOUT THREE POINTS ON THURSDAY.

FUTURES POINTING TO A CAUTIOUS OPENING.

ARGENTINA IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY FROM DEFAULTING ON ITS DEBT.

IT OWES ONE AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS BY THE END OF THE MONTH. THE COUNTRY, LOOKING FOR A COMPROMISE, BUT PROGRESS WITH INVESTORS. INCLUDING SEVERAL AMERICAN HEDGE FUNDS. NOT LOOKING GOOD.

ITS LAST DEFAULT WAS BACK IN 2001. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VOTOPS


CREWS WERE ABLE TO LIFT THE MASSIVE CRANE OFF POWER LINES IN PORT CHARLOTTE OVERNIGHT.

THIS IS ALONG U-S 41 AND HARBOR BOULEVARD --

THIS INCIDENT CAUSED HUNDREDS TO LOSE POWER WHEN IT HAPPENED THURSDAY --

AND MANY PEOPLE WERE STUCK IN TRAFFIC FOR HOURS --

THIS MORNING, THE ROAD IS ALL CLEAR AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


TS2) AMY YOUNG RELEASED-(2SS)-VO


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

AMY YOUNG WAS SHOT IN THE FACE DURING A DISPUTE WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN ESTERO --

EARLIER THIS MONTH.

IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

BUT HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LEWIS "DAVID" MONROIG WAS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS AMY YOUNG WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE ESTERO HOME WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS


CREWS ARE ON FIREWATCH THIS MORNING ON PINE ISLAND.

MEMBERS OF A STRIKE TEAM WILL BE BACK OUT TO MAKE SURE A BRUSH FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT.

A BRUSH FIRE STARTED NEAR PINE ISLAND BOULEVARD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE ON THURSDAY.

IT BURNED ALMOST 100 ACRES AND THREATENED SEVERAL HOUSES.

THE FIRE IS NOW 100-PERCENT CONTAINED.

RIGHT NOW -- FIRE CREWS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-2-SH POP VO


WE BEGIN THIS HALF HOUR WITH THAT DEADLY TORNADO THAT STRUCK A VIRIGINA CAMP GROUND --KILLING A HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND WOUNDING THEIR TEENAGE SON AND DOZENS OF OTHERS.

NEW VIDEO COMING IN THIS MORNING SHOWS THE DESTRUCTION -- THE DEBRIS

THROWN AROUND THE SITE --

ABC'S BAZI KANANI IS IN VIRGINIA THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-PKG


\==Nats hail==

SWIFT AND DESTRUCTIVE.

===NatSot cell phone video==

"Look at that tree, it's down on that guy's camper. Oh My God."

swift and destructiveThis is the moment a tornado hit virginia's cherrystone

campground Thursday

More nats from video

HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES WITH BARELY ENOUGH TIME TO TAKE COVER DUCKING INTO RV's

, CARS, OR TENTS.

==SOT Bill Lloyd, survivor on campground==

"we just got hit with everything, hail, broke out the windows, and we looked

over and the camper just flew right over the top of the truck."

In the end-- MORE THAN THREE DOZEN INJURED

=NATS scanner traffic=

"copy command. We have mass casualty response."

And one couple dead.A CRASHING TREE KILLED LOLIBETH ORTEGA AND LORD BALATBAT

FROM NEW JERSEY THEIR 13-YEAR-OLD SON-- IN THE TENT RIGHT NEXT TO THEM-was

critically injured.

==SOT family friend===

Kharl Ibasco/family friend

16:58 they're great parents. Bend over backwards to spend time w their kids

HEARTACHE AND DISBELIEF AS CAMPERS RETURN TO THE RUBBLE

==SOT Denise McGhee, camper===

17;06;35;43 it's like a warzone.

REALIZING JUST HOW CLOSE THEY CAME TO ONE OF NATURE'S MOST POWERFUL FORCES.

===SOT Bill Lloyd, pointing to overturned camper==

"My son would have been right there. My baby. My 8 year old" Return to index of stories...


TORNADO STRIKES CAMPERS-OC


THAT WAS BAZI KANANI WITH THAT REPORT.

THE GOVERNOR WILL BE HERE LATER TODAY TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE AND MEET WITH SOME OF THE SURVIVORS WHO ARE UNABLE TO RETURN HOME. Return to index of stories...


2014 VOTE OPEN-CLIP


VOTE OPEN Return to index of stories...


FL CLINTON POLL-OTS-VIDBX


GOOD NEWS FOR HILARY CLINTON --

IN A BATTLEGROUND STATE.

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY JUST RELEASED A NEW POLL OF FLORIDA VOTERS.

TWO-THIRDS OF THE DEMOCRATS THEY SURVEYED --

BACK CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT OVER ANY OTHER DEMOCRAT.

AND WHEN THEY PAIRED HER AGAINST REPUBLICANS, SHE CAME OUT ON TOP TOO.

EVEN WHEN UP AGAINST A PAIR OF SUNSHINE STATE HEAVYWEIGHT 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...


RSW EMERGENCY LANDING-OTS-VO


A SCARY SITUATION AT R-S-W.

A FLIGHT HEADING TO CHICAGO CIRCLED BACK TO FORT MYERS FOR AN EMERGENCY LANDING.

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.

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


CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-TC-VO


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

NOW, A CAPE CORAL MAN IS AT THE CENTER OF A NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THOSE DEATHS.

REGGIE MCKINNON WAS IN WASHINGTON TO INTRODUCE THE "WHERE'S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK" PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN.

MCKINNON ACCIDENTALLY LEFT HIS 18-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER PAYTON IN THE CAR IN 2010 AFTER A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT.

PAYTON DIED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAN FEATURED HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO-OC


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 SAYS HE PROMISED PAYTON HE WOULD HELP PREVENT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER FROM HAPPENING TO OTHER CHILDREN.

OFFICIALS SAY IF YOU EVER SEE A CHILD ALONE IN A CAR- DON'T HESITATE-

CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


FL WOMAN LEFT 5 KIDS IN HOT CAR-VOTOPS


A FLORIDA MOM IS FACING SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY SHE LEFT *FIVE YOUNG CHILDREN ALONE IN A HOT CAR.

POLICE SAY 23 YEAR OLD BETTY BRUNSON LEFT THE KIDS IN A HOT CAR IN A JACKSONVILLE PARKING LOT.

ALL OF THE CHILDREN WERE UNDER EIGHT YEARS OLD.

BRUNSON TOLD POLICE SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A JOB AT THE OFFICE DEPOT.

SHE SAYS SHE WAS ONLY GONE TEN MINUTES-- BUT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS AT LEAST 12 MINUTES UNTIL SOMEONE SPOTTED THE CHILDREN IN THE CAR.

ALL OF THE CHILDREN ARE DOING O-K THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO REPELLANT APP-VO


MOSQUITO SEASON IS HERE --

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 CAN'T 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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


STOP BEING STUCK ON HOLD-2 SHOT


NOW TO THE SECRETS OF HOW TO GET OFF HOLD WHEN YOU'RE ON THE PHONE.

IT'S NOT FUN, WAITING FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, STUCK ON THE LINE.

IT CAN SEEM LIKE A LIFETIME.

ABC'S MATT GUTMAN TALKED TO A C-E-O WHO MAY PLAY A ROLE IN CREATING SOME OF THE FRUSTRATION. Return to index of stories...


STOP BEING STUCK ON HOLD-PKG


LISTEN CLOSELY -

Nat of pat talking 160306 - "

we know what you're going through, but trust me it's only for a few more

minutes"

IF PAT BROOKS' VOICE SIMULTANEOUSLY SOOTHS AND ENRAGES YOU.ITS BECAUSE YOU

'VE HEARD IT BEFORE

GFX

"Because of the personal attention given every caller, you may experience a

brief delay."

YOU SEE, BROOKS' MAKES A LIVING FROM MAKING YOUR LIFE MISERABLE KEEPING YOU

ON HOLD

NATS - 160249

So That's why we're here, to make this experience.more meaningful for you.

AARON KLEINHANDLER IS BROOKS' BOSS AND OWNER OF SPECTRIO ON-HOLD MESSAGING

COMPANY,

Mg: 15;56;16;45 so there's no way of getting out of the purgatory

that you guys have created.

Aaron Kleinhandler: 15;39;22;31 we try and make them educated and

entertain them

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - KEEP.YOU. ON.THE.PHONE!

Aaron: 15;35;40;27 probably easily over a million hours a year.

AND SOME OF THOSE CALLS REALLY DO SEEM TO LAST A MILLION HOURS

15;50;47;50 We've had the Health Insurance companies say that they

have a hold time around 18 mins - GUTMAN - WOW

KEEPING YOU COMPANY, FOLKS LIKE BROOKS AND JOHN ROWE

NATS JOHN ROWE: Each and Every day, extraordinary people across the country

are doing extraordinary things

IN THE INNER CIRCLE OF THE ON HOLD MESSAGE GODS, I FELT MAYBE THEY COULD

THROW ME A BONE

155541 - what do you do if you are stuck on hold? Is there some sort of

strategy or tactic to get out?

155600 - I can tell you yelling at the phone doesn't work

BUT THEY DID DO ONE THING:

;47;38;37 MATT: So my wife is like 39 and a half weeks pregnant / is

there a message you can create for her to keep her happy while she's waiting

?

AND SURE ENOUGH

PAT: - 160825 - Let's enjoy this peaceful moment together, while we wait

for our little one to arrive.

A VOICE LIKE THAT - SURE MAKES IT EASIER TO HOLD ON RIGHT BABY?

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CATCHING MARIIAGE PROPOSAL-VO


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. Return to index of stories...


MAKE UP FREE FOR A YEAR-OC-(2SS)


A NEW NO MAKEUP CHALLENGE!

A 20 YEAR OLD COLLEGE STUDENT IS SPENDING THIS YEAR -- MAKE-UP FREE.

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.

SHE ADMITS SOME PEOPLE TREAT HER DIFFERENTLY --

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

GARAU IS UNSURE WHETHER SHE'LL CONTINUE THE PROJECT AFTER THE YEAR IS UP. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


STRAIGHT AHEAD -- A PREVIEW OF THIS SUNDAY'S NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS

HOST JEFF LYTLE WILL JOIN US --

WITH A LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AND A NEW TOOL WILL HELP CARDIAC ARREST PATIENTS.

AND A WOMAN IS SHARING A 20-MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY JACKPOT WITH HER FAMILY.

FIND OUT WHY SHE'S MAKING HER LUCK A FAMILY AFFAIR. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A LOTTERY WINNER FAMILY AFFAIR-VO-WIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


LOTTERY WINNER FAMILY AFFAIR-2-SHOT


A NEW JERSEY WOMAN ALWAYS DREAMED OF WINNING THE LOTTERY ---

AND SHE FINALLY HIT THE $20-MILLION DOLLAR JACKPOT.

NOW SHE PLANS TO MAKE IT A FAMILY AFFAIR -- SHARING IT WITH 16 OF HER SIBLINGS AND THREE CHILDREN.

ABC'S CRYSTAL ROSA HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


LOTTERY WINNER FAMILY AFFAIR-PKG


EET THE ENDRESON FAMILY-THIS FAMILY WON BIG! REAL BIG! THE FAMILY OF 17

SIBLINGS ARE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PICK 6 LOTTERY WINNERS! THEY WON A JACKPOT

OF 20.1 MILLION DOLLARS!

"I think I just went into instant shock."

"Its a good thing at a good time!

A GOOD TIME INDEED-3 MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY HAD LOST THEIR HOME DURING

HURRICANE SANDY. JOHN WAS ONE OF THEM. HE SAID HE HAD DEPLETED HIS SAVINGS

AND THIS WAS THE ICING ON THE CAKE.

"Things are looking up pretty good thanks to the state of NJ and my mom."

FOR INGRID, THIS GIVES HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A HOME.

" I lost my husband 3 years ago so I want to move to my own home."

SIGRID BOUGHT THE WINNING TICKET AT A 7-ELEVEN IN FORKED RIVER. PLAYING THE

LOTTERY WAS A TRADITION SHE CARRIED ON WITH HER SIBLINGS FROM THEIR MOTHER

WHO PASSED AWAY 10 YEARS AGO.

"If its a gift it is from him and he knew how much to give for the amount of

people."

20 MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WILL BE SHARING THE WINNINGS.

THE FAMILY CHOSE TO TAKE A LUMP SUM. THE CASH VALUE AFETR TAXES IS 10.2

MILLION DOLLARS.

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ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-2 SHOT


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

WE HAVE A PREVIEW OF THIS SUNDAY'S NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS --

IT'S ALL ABOUT OIL DRILLING.

WILL SPECIAL RULES NEED TO BE IN PLACE IN THE FUTURE?

AND A NEW TOOL WILL HELP CARDIAC ARREST PATIENTS.

HERE'S HOST JEFF LYTLE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DAILY NEWSMAKERS-PKG


This week's guests and interview subjects:

Tom Henning

Collier County Commissioner

Does future oil drilling need special rules in Collier? Should the RaceTrac gas station be ok'd in East Naples?

Joe Hanson

Inventor of CPR RsQ Assist device

How will his new tool make a difference for cardiac arrest patients? Will it be affordable for first responders and households? Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES-VO


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET IN A CAR AND NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING?

TAKE A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE.

THESE ARE SMALL ELECTRIC VEHICLES, OR PODS, THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES.

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

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

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...


APPLE iWALLET-OC


APPLE IS LAUNCHING 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.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE THIS IN THE FALL WITH IPHONE 6. Return to index of stories...


GM TO SPEND $400M TO $600M VICTIM COMPENSATION


G-M EXPECTS TO PAY BETWEEN 400-TO-600 MILLION DOLLARS TO COMPENSATE VICTIMS OF A FAULTY IGNITION SWITCH TIED TO AT LEAST 13 DEATHS.

FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS CAN START FILING FOR PAYMENTS NEXT MONTH.

G-M RECALLED 2-POINT-6 MILLION CARS EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THE COMPANY NOW ADMITS ITS EMPLOYEES KNEW OF THE DEFECT A DECADE EARLIER!

THE AUTOMAKER HAS BEEN UNDER FIRE FOR THE DELAY AND COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


QUEEN ELIZABETH IS MAKING HEADLINES THIS MORNING.

DID THE QUEEN TAKE A SELFIE?

WE HAVE THAT PICTURE NEXT SO YOU CAN DECIDE.

NATS OF TRAILER

EVERYONE HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT.

WE HAVE A SNEAK PEAK AT FIFTY SHADES OF GREY THE MOVIE. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 AFIFTY SHADES OF GRAY TRAILER-NATSVO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


AND HERE'S A FINAL CHECK OF THE MARKETS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


SHIA LABEOUF IN COURT-VO


SHIA LABEOUF GOES TO COURT FOLLOWING A BIZZARE INCIDENT LAST MONTH.

THIS IS LABEOUF LEAVING THE COURTROOM IN MANHATTAN.

HE'S CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, AND HARASSMENT FOLLOWING HIS ARREST DURING A CABARET PERFORMANCE AT STUDIO 54.

POLICE SAY HE WAS DRUNK, DISRUPTING THE SHOW, AND EVEN BERATING AND SPITTING AT THEM.

LABEOUF MAY BE NEARING A PLEA DEAL. Return to index of stories...


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY THE MOVIE-OC NATSVO


A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS---

AND NOW THE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TRAILER HAS ARRIVED!

NATS OF TRAILER

HERE'S AN EXCLUSIVE NEW VERSION OF BEYONCE'S "CRAZY IN LOVE" AS PART OF THE TRAILER FOR THE "FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY" MOVIE.

A TIMID ANASTASIA STEELE PLAYED BY DAKOTA JOHNSON SEDUCED BY THE CONFIDENT CHRISTIAN GREY.PLAYED BY JAMIE DORNAN.

THE FILM HITS THEATERS VALENTINES DAY 20-15. Return to index of stories...


QUEEN PHOTOBOMB-OC-SS


DON'T LET HER AGE FOOL YOU- QUEEN ELIZABETH CAN PHOTOBOMB WITH THE BEST OF 'EM.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

JAYDE TAYLOR SAYS SHE WAS COMPETING WITH THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM WHEN THE QUEEN STOPPED BY TO SAY HELLO.

TAYLOR WAS WITH HER FRIEND, WHO KNEW WHAT DOOR THE QUEEN WOULD BE COMING OUT OF.SO THEY PREPARED TO SNAP A PICTURE-

NOW THEY HAVE A SELFIE WITH THE QUEEN HERSELF! Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-VOTOPS


CREWS WERE ABLE TO LIFT THIS MASSIVE CRANE OFF POWER LINES IN PORT CHARLOTTE OVERNIGHT.

THIS IS ALONG U-S 41 AND HARBOR BOULEVARD --

THIS INCIDENT CAUSED HUNDREDS TO LOSE POWER WHEN IT HAPPENED THURSDAY --

AND MANY PEOPLE WERE STUCK IN TRAFFIC FOR HOURS --

THIS MORNING, THE ROAD IS ALL CLEAR AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


TS2) AMY YOUNG RELEASED-(2SS)-VO


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

AMY YOUNG WAS SHOT IN THE FACE DURING A DISPUTE WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN ESTERO --

EARLIER THIS MONTH.

IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

BUT HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WAS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS AMY YOUNG WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THE ESTERO HOME WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) NAPLES CHEMICAL SPILL-VOTOPS


CREWS WILL BE BACK TO CLEAN UP A PAINT SPILL IN COLLIER COUNTY THIS MORNING.

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

THIS IS 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.

THE CONTRACTOR EXPECTS TO PAY TO REMOVE THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


TS4) PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS


CREWS ARE ON FIREWATCH THIS MORNING ON PINE ISLAND.

MEMBERS OF A STRIKE TEAM WILL BE BACK OUT TO MAKE SURE A BRUSH FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT.

A BRUSH FIRE STARTED NEAR PINE ISLAND BOULEVARD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE ON THURSDAY.

IT BURNED ALMOST 100 ACRES AND THREATENED SEVERAL HOUSES.

THE FIRE IS NOW 100-PERCENT CONTAINED.

RIGHT NOW -- FIRE CREWS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


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...


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