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DIRECTORS PAGE TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-SOTVO-OC
HEADLINES NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 1) PLANE CRASH FOLLOW-SOTVO TEASE TWO---------
HL 2) FMB EVACUATION-VOTOPS TZ2 C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS
HL 3) TWITTER FIRECHALLENGE-VOTOPS TZ2 SHELL FACTORY FUTURE-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
PLANE CRASH 911-SOTVO WEATHER-PWC
BEACH PLANE CRASH-TC-VO-TC WEATHER-WXWALL
BEACH PLANE CRASH-SOTVO DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
CHILD'S CONDITION-trxVOTOPS C SECTION CONTROVERSY-TC-VO
CHILD'S CONDITION-TC C SECTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO-SS-TC
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP NAPLES AIRPORT POND WATER-OTS-VO
PILOT, PASSENGER, OWNER-BNC-VO NAPLES AIRPORT POND WATER-SOTVO
PILOT, PASSENGER, OWNER-SOTVO DIRTY BEACH WATER-2SH-SOTVO-OC
COVERAGE PROMISE-BNC SHELL FACTORY-trxVOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP SHELL FACTORY-SOTVO
FMB OUTDATED EVACUATION-OTS-VO NEW FL UNIVERSITY-OC-CG
FMB OUTDATED EVACUATION-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
TEEN FOUND DEAD IN POND-trxSSTOPS-VO TEASE THREE-POP
TEEN FOUND DEAD IN POND-SOTVO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
CAPE STOP LIGHT-trxSSVOTOPS TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
CAPE STOP LIGHT-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) FINANCIAL CLUES TO CHEATING-VOTOPS-WIPE
MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-EBOX-VO 11PM TZ2) NO DRIVE CAR-VOTOPS
MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP STERLING-VOTOPS
I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-FDOTTOP HENKE BERG-POPMON
I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-SSTOPS HENKE BERG-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE--------- TITLEHOLDERS-VOTOPS
TZ1 TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-VOTOPS URBAN MEYER-POPMON
TZ1 FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS URBAN MEYER-VOTOPS
VOTE 2014-CLIP URBAN MEYER-SOTTOPS
FL MARIJUANA QPOLL-2SH-VIDBX(2) MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
VOTER REGISTRATION-OTS-BNR MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP FOLO-trxVOTOPS RAY RICE-VOTOPS
FL TEEN SHOT IN THEATER-OTS-VO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-2SH-VO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


1:25-30

He declared an emergency and is not responding. Trying to figure out how many souls on board.

TRAGEDY ALONG A SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH --

THIS FATHER -- KILLED DURING A BIZARRE EMERGENCY LANDING.

AN UPDATE ON HIS DAUGHTER'S CONDITION.

PLUS, WHAT WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE PILOT.

PLUS --

OUTDAGED -- AND NOT UP TO CODE.

THAT'S WHAT ABC-7 FOUND WHEN LOOKING AT EVACUATION PLANS FOR FORT MYERS BEACH.

AND --

WE DIG INTO A DANGEROUS TWITTER TREND --

TEENS, SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE -- INTENTIONALLY.

ABC7 NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) PLANE CRASH FOLLOW-SOTVO


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HL 2) FMB EVACUATION-VOTOPS


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HL 3) TWITTER FIRECHALLENGE-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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PLANE CRASH 911-SOTVO


we have a plane on the beach come jump in immediately hello where are you? We're on casperson beach right now

FOR THE FIRST TIME --

WE'RE HEARING THE FRANTIC 9-1-1 CALLS --

AS PEOPLE WATCHED A PLANE CRASH INTO A MAN AND HIS DAUGHTER WALKING ALONG A BEACH NEAR VENICE.

TONIGHT -- INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


BEACH PLANE CRASH-TC-VO-TC


HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW.

WE CAN SHARE NEW PICTURES, TAKEN RIGHT AFTER THE CRASH.

SARASOTA DEPUTIES TELL US THE PILOT RADIOED IN A DISTRESS CALL AND THEN LANDED ON THE SAND --

HITTING 36 YEAR OLD FATHER, OMMY IRIZARRY, AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA.

TONIGHT --

WE'RE HEARING FROM BYSTANDERS WHO RUSHED TO HELP -- INCLUDING ONE MAN JUST FEET FROM WHERE THE PLANE LANDED. Return to index of stories...


BEACH PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


Bryan Gifford

553-8

I'm holding her head and neck to stabilize her and keep her airway open.

906-15

She's a year younger than my son and we were two seconds of flight time from this being us.

RIGHT NOW --

THE N-T-S-B IS TAKING THE LEAD ON THE PLANE CRASH.

THEY WILL TAKE THIS PLANE TO A SECURE FACILITY.

BUT FINDING OUT IF THE PILOT WAS AT FAULT --

COULD TAKE A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CHILD'S CONDITION-trxVOTOPS


ABC-7 ALSO TRAVELED TO THE SARASOTA HOSPITAL -- WHERE DOCTORS TREAT 9-YEAR-OLD OCEANA.

THEY LIST HER IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

WE'VE LEARNED TODAY --

OCEANA'S FATHER WAS SERGEANT FIRST CLASS OMMY IRIZARRY --

A SOLDIER IN THE U-S ARMY -- AND

STATIONED AT FORT STEWART GEORGIA.

THE FAMILY WAS SPENDING LAST WEEK HERE IN FLORIDA FOR A FAMILY VACATION.

PICTURES ON THE FAMILIES FACEBOOK PAGE SHOW THEM ALL HAVING A GREAT TIME --

SMILES AND HAPPY MOMENTS IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


CHILD'S CONDITION-TC


IN FACT, IRIZARRY POSTED A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE TO HIS WIFE --

HOURS BEFORE THE CRASH.

WE'RE TOLD FORT STEWART IS SENDING SOMEONE TO HELP THE FAMILY THROUGH THIS TIME. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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PILOT, PASSENGER, OWNER-BNC-VO


ABC7 HAS TEAM COVERAGE.

WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE PILOT AND PASSENGER OF THE DEADLY PLANE CRASH.

KARL KOKOMOOR WAS FLYING.

HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF DMK ASSOCIATES.

THAT'S AN ENGINEERING FIRM IN VENICE.

KOKOMOOR DID NOT ANSWER HIS DOOR AND HASN'T RETURNED OUT CALLS.

HIS COMPANY RELEASED A STATEMENT - SAYING

ALL OF US AT DMK ASSOCIATES ARE PRAYING FOR OCEANA'S RECOVERY AND FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILY IN THIS LOSS.

KARL KOKOMOOR IS ASSISTING THE FAA AND RELATED AGENCIES WITH THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


PILOT, PASSENGER, OWNER-SOTVO


Ed Smith, Neighbor

nice guy, that's all I can say, he always has time to talk to you, and say hello and whatever

KOKOMOOR AND HIS PASSENGER DAVID THEEN LIVE ON THE SAME STREET.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEEN KEEPS THE PLANE IN A HANGAR ON HIS PROPERTY.

WE TRIED TO CONTACT THEEN, TOO.

WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-BNC


ABC-7 WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW ALL ANGLES OF THIS DEADLY CRASH.

STAY WITH US ON-AIR AND ONLINE -- ABC-7.COM -- FOR ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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FMB OUTDATED EVACUATION-OTS-VO


DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

ABC-7 FOUND OUT --

FORT MYERS BEACH IS NOT READY IF A HURRICANE WERE TO SLAM INTO ITS COAST.

WE UNCOVERED THE TOWN'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IS OUT OF DATE -- AND ISN'T UP TO FEMA CODES.

HERE'S ONE PROBLEM.

THE 174 PAGE DOCUMENT -- THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE EASY FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND -- LISTS THE HOLIDAY INN AS THE SPOT FOR FOOD AND WATER AFTER A DISASTER.

ONE ISSUE --

THERE ISN'T A HOLIDAY INN ON FORT MYERS BEACH ANYMORE. Return to index of stories...


FMB OUTDATED EVACUATION-SOTVO


:00-:08 Tiffany Wylle, Ohio "For me of that's where I think I'm supposed to go, that's what I would be looking for. So the whole time that this hurricane is coming you're looking for a place that doesn't exist."

ONE COUNCILWOMAN WANTS TO UPDATE THE REPORT.

SHE HOPES TO HAVE A SHORTER VERSION YOU CAN READ BY OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FOUND DEAD IN POND-trxSSTOPS-VO


TONIGHT COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING AFTER A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS FOUND DEAD IN A POND IN NORTH NAPLES.

WITNESSES SAY CHRIS CASTALDO WAS FLOATING FACE DOWN.

AN ISLAND WALK RESIDENT SAW THE TEEN'S BODY IN THE POND AROUND 7:30 SATURDAY MORNING.

SHE CALLED FOR HELP.

A MAN WADED INTO THE WATER HOPING TO GRAB THE BOY AND START C-P-R.

IT WAS TOO LATE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FOUND DEAD IN POND-SOTVO


Don Paullin - witness

184107 this kid was i could tell he was built and he was strong and i couldnt' figure out how he would actually drown in that shallow of water. 10

DEPUTIES ARE WAITING ON THE AUTOPSY FOR THE OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH.

CHRIS WAS A STUDENT AT GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL.

HIS FRIENDS RELEASED BALLOONS IN HIS MEMORY LAST NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STOP LIGHT-trxSSVOTOPS


TONIGHT -

CAPE CORAL COUNCILMEMBERS ARE CONSIDERING A NUMBER OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES.

FIRST --

INVOLVES THE SAFETY OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FUNDING TO PUT IN A STREETLIGHT AT JACARANDA PARKWAY AND OLD BURNT STORE ROAD.

THERE'S A BUS STOP THERE.

RESIDENTS SAY IT'S PITCH BLACK IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.

LAST YEAR - THEY RALLIED AT CITY HALL TO GET A LIGHT THERE.

COUNCILMEMBERS CITED A LACK OF MONEY FOR NOT PUTTING IN A STREETLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STOP LIGHT-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

00:24:55 "It's taken a little longer that I've would have liked,

but the new council is doing a good job" Denis Catalano

THIS AND OTHER PROJECTS WILL DEPEND ON A RULING ABOUT THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT FEE WHICH WOULD GENERATE MONEY FOR CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-EBOX-VO


YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT A HOLE THAT OPENED UP ON MCGREGOR BOUELVARD THIS WEEKEND.

GOOD NEWS -- ITS NOT A SINKHOLE.

BUT IT IS GROWING.

CREWS BLAME A CRACKED DRAINAGE PIPE.

THAT CAUSED THE NORTHBOUND RIGHT LANE OF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD TO CAVE IN -- THE LANE GOING TOWARD DOWNTOWN.

NOW CONTRACTORS ARE PREPARING TO FILL THE MEDIAN JUST SOUTH OF FLORIDA AVENUE WITH ASPHALT --

SO TRAFFIC CAN BE REDIRECTED WHILE CREWS REPLACE THE OLD PIPE. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-SOTVO


SOT

43:06-43:11

"it's going to just make it longer and make us more impatient. but there's nothing we can do about it."

CITY OFFICIALS TELL ABC-7 --

IT COULD TAKE THREE TO FOUR WEEKS TO REPAIR THE HOLE.

AND THAT'S ALL DEPENDING ON THE RAIN.

UNTIL THEN, THEY'RE ASKING DRIVERS TO BE CAREFUL IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-CLIP


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I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-FDOTTOP


LET ME GIVE YOU A LIVE LOOK AT I-75 TONIGHT -- NEAR BAYSHORE ROAD, IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THERE'S AN ISSUE THERE TONIGHT.

STARTING AT 11 -- CREWS WILL CLOSE SOME OF THE NORTHBOUND LANES. Return to index of stories...


I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-SSTOPS


THEY'RE RE-PAVING.

DRIVERS CAN EXPECT DETOURS.

THE ROAD IS EXPECTED TO RE-OPEN AT FIVE IN THE MORNING, JUST IN TIME FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE---------


IT'S A TWITTER CHALLENGE -- THAT COULD HAVE A *VERY DANGEROUS OUTCOME.

TEENS -- SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE.

THE HAZARDOUS HASHTAG -- ALL PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.

PLUS --

FLORIDA RESIDENTS -- WEIGHING IN ON MEDICAL MARIJUNANA, AHEAD OF A BIG VOTE THIS FALL.

BUT NEW TONIGHT --

WHAT FLORIDA VOTERS THINK OF LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL POT USE TOO.

WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 FL MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VOTOPS


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VOTE 2014-CLIP


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FL MARIJUANA QPOLL-2SH-VIDBX(2)


MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS GAINING TRACTION IN FLORIDA.

A MAJORITY OF FLORIDIANS SUPPORT THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA -- BOTH MEDICAL AND RECREATIONAL.

A NEW QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL OUT TODAY -- FOUND A WHOPPING 88-PERCENT SUPPORT MEDICAL MARIJANA.

AND 55-PERCENT OF FLORIDA VOTERS SAY THEY APPROVE **RECREATIONAL POT USE.

44-PERCENT ARE OPPOSED.

A PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. Return to index of stories...


VOTER REGISTRATION-OTS-BNR


MEANTIME --

TONIGHT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARY.

MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE --

ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP FOLO-trxVOTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CAPE CORAL -

COUNCILMEMBERS ARE SET TO DISCUSS A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP ORDINANCE.

IF APPROVED UNMARRIED COUPLES -- BOTH GAY AND STRAIGHT -- WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS FOR THEIR LOVED ONE.

CURRENTLY, PUNTA GORDA IS THE ONLY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN SHOT IN THEATER-OTS-VO


TONIGHT - INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A DEADLY SHOOTING AT A TAMPA AREA MOVIE THEATER.

EARLY THIS MORNING - 17-YEAR-OLD TERIA'LE RAWLS WAS SHOT TO DEATH DURING A FIGHT.

PARAMEDICS PRONOUNCED THE GIRL DEAD JUST AFTER TWO THIS MORNING WHEN SARASOTA DEPUTIES PULLED OVER THE DRIVER RUSHING HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

AS OF TONIGHT - DEPUTIES HAVE NOT MADE ANY ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-2SH-VO


IT'S A DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY TREND ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

TEENS ARE SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE, RECORDING IT AND POSTING THE VIDEO ONLINE.

ITS CALLED THE FIRE CHALLENGE.

TEENS ARE LIGHTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE AND POSTING THE VIDEOS ONLINE.

MANY PEOPLE AGREE IT'S DISTURBING BUT IT'S GETTING ATTENTION ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-SOTVO-OC


"Oh it's entertaining to watch, it's funny because it's funny, but you wouldn't catch myself lighting myself on fire and laughing about it, that's not a laughing situation."

CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE AND EMS STAFF SAY THE VIDEOS ARE NO LAUGHING MATTER.

THEY WARN FLESH BURNS WITHIN SECONDS AND THOSE INJURIES LAST A LIFETIME. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO---------


THE C-SECTION CONTROVERSY CONTINUES --

TONIGHT -

WHY A LOCAL DOCTOR SAYS -- NO SUCH THING AS A FORCED SURGERY.

PLUS --

THE FUTURE OF A POPULAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ATTRACTION -- IN LIMBO.

THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT COULD KEEP DOORS OPEN AT THE SHELL FACTORY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS


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TZ2 SHELL FACTORY FUTURE-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


If you've been in Lee County today, it's been quite the soggy and stormy start to our Monday thanks to a train of tropical downpours that moved in from the Gulf of Mexico.

For those of us across Charlotte and Collier County, it's a different story; we've seen plenty of sunshine along with temperatures in the low to mid 90s.

Now that the rain has faded across Lee County, most of us will be in store for a mainly dry and sunny afternoon. A few stray downpours will be possible, but these should be few and far between.

The evening hours and overnight should be pretty quiet with only a couple spots of rain drifting in from the Gulf.

By Tuesday morning, we'll keep the door open for another round of isolated morning showers or even a thunderstorm, and a few of these downpours may linger into the afternoon on Tuesday.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s.

We'll another uptick in rain chances by Wednesday as more moisture builds in from the north, and with our winds coming in from the Gulf, rain will be possible during the morning hours as well.

We continue with scattered rain and storms in our forecast from Thursday into the weekend, but the weekend activity likely won't affect us until the afternoon and evening.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic that's been becoming better organized over the last couple of days.

It's a good possibility that this feature will develop into a tropical depression or perhaps a tropical storm by the middle of the week.

The track through the end of the week will be west, taking this feature toward the Windward Islands by the weekend.

Most forecast models suggest this storm eventually recurve to the north by next week, but it's still too soon to know for sure. We'll continue tracking this tropical wave throughout the week in the NBC 2 First Alert Hurricane Tracker Center. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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C SECTION CONTROVERSY-TC-VO


ABC7 IS FOLLOWING A CONTROVERSIAL DEBATE INVOLVING NEW MOTHERS AND CHILD BIRTH IN LEE COUNTY.

C-SECTIONS ARE ON THE RISE.

ACCORDING TO LEE MEMORIAL - DOCTORS HAVE DELIVERED JUST 40 BABIES THIS YEAR FROM MOTHERS WHO'VE PREVIOUSLY HAD A C-SECTION.

THAT HAS MANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHERS CONCERNED.

YESTERDAY - DOZENS OF WOMEN PROTESTED A DECISION AT PORT CHARLOTTE HOSPITAL TO PERFORM A C-SECTION ON A MOTHER WHO DID NOT WANT ONE.

ABC7 SPOKE WITH A DOCTOR WHO WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THIS.

SHE SAYS THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS FORCED SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO-SS-TC


MD SARAH DIGIORGI/WOMEN'S HEALTH SERVICES - "If that woman says no way I refuse to have a c section then you cannot take that person to the operating room but they need to know your baby may not survive."

THE MOTHER -- AT THE CENTER OF THIS CONTROVERSY -- RELEASED A STATEMENT.

IT'S HERE ON YOUR SCREEN -

SHE SAYS AFTER HOURS OF LABOR - SHE ELECTED SURGERY AFTER IT BECAME APPARENT LABOR WAS NOT PROGRESSING.

REPRESENTATIVES WITH LEE MEMORIAL TELL US THE HEALTH SYSTEM IS WORKING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF VAGINAL BIRTHS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES AIRPORT POND WATER-OTS-VO


A NEW PROJECT AT THE NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT --

COULD MAKE BIRD STRIKES ON PLANES LESS LIKELY.

IT'S A MAJOR WATER FILTRATION PROJECT.

CREWS HAVE SET UP A NUMBER OF BARRIERS IN THE WATER -- BEING HELD UP BY WIRES ATTACHED TO STEAL BEAMS ON THE EITHER SIDE OF THE POND.

THOSE WALLS GUIDE THE WATER THROUGH HUGE BASKETS OF ROCKS -- WHICH WILL FILTER THE WATER.

SO HOW DOES THAT RELATE TO BIRDS?

IN SHORT, THEY JUST DON'T LIKE IT --

SO THEY STAY AWAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES AIRPORT POND WATER-SOTVO


SCOTT BRADY, PROJECT MANAGER

12:06:09-:15

Our preliminary information is already that the number of birds is less. Birds and airplanes don't mix too good.

FEWER BIRDS, FEWER BIRD STRIKES.

SCIENTISTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WILL START TESTING THE WATER QUALITY AND FLOW NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


DIRTY BEACH WATER-2SH-SOTVO-OC


ABC-7 IS FINDING OUT WHY ONE WATER ADVOCACY GROUP WANTS THE E-P-A TO STEP UP THEIR PATROLS TONIGHT.

IT'S A BEACH DAY BUZZKILL -- AND A HEALTH HAZARD.

22:09:42-22:09:45

Teresa Mcfall/boater

"Now, I hear there is bacteria in the water, I'm like oh great."

22:09:32-22:09:35

Teresa Mcfall/boater

"I noticed places breaking out on my legs."

RIGHT NOW MORE THAN A DOZEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES COULD MAKE YOU SICK.

RESEARCHERS FROM THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL FOUND LARGED AMOUNTS OF BACTERIA IN THE WATER WHERE YOU SWIM.

SEVEN BEACHES IN COLLIER, FIVE IN LEE, AND SIX IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAVE UNUSUALLY HIGH BACTERIA LEVELS.

LEE COUNTY HEALTH LEADERS SAY SOME BACTERIA IN THE WATER IS NORMAL.

THEY SAY AVOID GOING TO THE BEACH WITH AN OPEN SORE, DON'T DRINK THE WATER AND TRY NOT TO GET IT IN YOUR NOSE. Return to index of stories...


SHELL FACTORY-trxVOTOPS


THE SHELL FACTORY IN NORTH FORT MYERS WILL STAY OPEN --

THANKS TO LOCAL SUPPORT.

THE OWNERS TELLS ABC7 --

A GROUP OF LOCAL SUPPORTERS POOLED RESOURCES TO SAVE THE HISTORIC SHELL FACTORY AND NATURE PARK.

IT'S OUTLOOK WAS GRIM IN APRIL. WHEN A $1 POINT 2 MILLION DOLLAR MORTGAGE CAME DUE. Return to index of stories...


SHELL FACTORY-SOTVO


03:04 "we decided if it doesn't fit your appetite, bankers, we're going to put together our own ground of people that will bailout and generate the necessary funds to save the Shell Factory." 03:17

THE SHELL FACTORY HAS A RICH HISTORY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS 76 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NEW FL UNIVERSITY-OC-CG


FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL GRADS WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPTION WHEN IT COMES TO IN-STATE UNIVERSITIES.

IN AUGUST - FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY WILL OPEN.

IT'S THE 12TH STATE UNIVERSITY.

IT'S THE ONLY ONE EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH DEGREES. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ARE TELLING FANS-- EXPECT THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR---

PGA STAR GEORGE MCNEILL BACK HOME--- MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GOLF STARS-- WE'LL EXPLAIN Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) FINANCIAL CLUES TO CHEATING-VOTOPS-WIPE


IS YOUR SPOUSE STILL FAITHFUL?

YOU MAY FIND THE ANSWER IN THEIR SPENDING.

AT 11 --

THE CREDIT AND CASH CLUES TO BETRAYAL. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) NO DRIVE CAR-VOTOPS


PLUS -- A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A CAR THAT DRIVES ITSELF --

AND THE GOVERNOR WENT ALONG FOR THE RIDE --

WHEN YOU'LL SEE THE HANDS-OFF MODEL IN SHOWROOMS -- AT 11. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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STERLING-VOTOPS


FOMER MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALMER IS CLOSER TO BEING THE OWNER OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS---

TODAY A JUDGE RULED IN FAVOR OF THE SALE TO BALMER-- FOR 2 BILLION DOLLARS---

CURRENT CLIPPERS OWNER-- DONALD STERLING SAYS HE WILL FIGHT THE SALE TO THE DEATH Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-POPMON


THERE ARE MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED GOLF COURSES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THAT'S MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE US. WITH ALL THAT GOLF. CHANCES ARE. THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME GOOD GOLFERS. AS WELL. SOME FUTURE STARS ON DISPLAY. AT THE HENKE BERG JUNIOR MASTERS-- LATER THIS WEEK--- Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-VOTOPS


THE TOURNAMENT KICKS OFF ON WEDNESDAY-- AND RUNS THROUGH FRIDAY-- FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG GOLFERS -- NOT ONLY FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- BUT FROM AROUND THE WORLD---

TODAY WAS THE PRO-AM---- HELD AT CYPRESS LAKE COUNTRY CLUB---

SEVERAL PAST CHAMPIONS WERE ON HAND--- INCLUDING PGA STAR GEORGE MCNEILL -- WHO WON THE FIRST TWO HENKE BERG TOURNAMENTS WHEN HE WAS GOING TO NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL--- SEVERAL YEARS AGO Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS


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TITLEHOLDERS-VOTOPS


THE RACE TO THE TITLEHOLDERS GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTINUES ON THE LPGA TOUR---

THE SEASON ENDING EVENT--- RETURNS TO TIBURON GOLF CLUB IN NAPLES THIS NOVEMBER---

70 OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD WILL BE ON HAND-- FOR FOR THE LARGEST PURSE ON TOUR---

TICKETS FOR THAT EVENT WENT ON SALE -- BEGINNING TODAY-- Return to index of stories...


URBAN MEYER-POPMON


THE ORLANDO SENTINEL RECENTLY RAN AN ARTICLE ON THE 50 MOST HATED COLLEGE COACHES OF ALL TIME. NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. FORMER GATOR COACH URBAN MEYER. APPARENTLY THOSE 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS A DISTANT MEMORY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


URBAN MEYER-VOTOPS


MEYER OF COURSE THE HEAD COACH AT OHIO STATE THESE DAYS----

BARRON COLLIER GRAD--- JEFF HEUERMANN-- IS THE BUCKEYES STARTING TIGHTEND-- AND HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE MACKEY AWARD WATCH LIST-- GOING TO THE BEST TIGHTEND IN THE NATION---

TODAY MEYER WAS SPEAKING AT THE BIG TEN MEDIA DAYS--- AND DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF-- MEYER WAS DEFENDING THE CONFERNCE AS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY--- Return to index of stories...


URBAN MEYER-SOTTOPS


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MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE-- ABC-7 WILL BE LIVE FROM DOLHPHINS CAMP ON TUESDAY----

THE FINS--- HAD THE DAY OFF TODAY--

--- MIAMI-- OF COURSE LOOKING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE--- 2008-- AND SAY THIS IS THE YEAR THAT HAPPENS Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RAY RICE-VOTOPS


-- THE NFL HAS TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT --- AFTER SUSPENDING BALTIMORE RUNNING BACK RAY RICE FOR JUST 2 GAME---

--- THIS AFTER RICE ALLEGEDLY KNOCKED HIS WIFE UNCONSCIOUS BACK IN FEBRUARY---

-- TODAY NFL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF LABOR POLICY -- ADOLPHO BIRCH DEFENDED THE SUSPENSION---

--- SAYING THE DISCIPLINE THAT WAS TAKEN BY THE NFL-- WAS THE ONLY DISCIPLINE RICE RECEIVED FOR THIS INCIDENT---

--- AGRAVATED ASSULT CHARGES WERE DROPPED Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


HOW ABOUT PAYTON MANNING GETTING DOWN-- TO A LITTLE - GOOD OLD ROCKY TOP--

MANNING OF COURSE -- WENT TO TENNESSEE----

I THINK WE KNOW WHY THE BRONCOS GOT CRUSHED IN THE SUPER BOWL Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...