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DIRECTORS PAGE HL2) TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY-VO-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL3) TOPLESS TOUR-VO-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HL1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL2) NAPLES TEEN DEATH-VO-WIPE GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT
HL3) TWITTER FIRE CHALLENGE-VO-WIPE CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVOTOPS-CG
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL CAPE STOP LIGHT-trxSSVOTOPS
GOOD MORNING-CLIP SSTOPS 2SHOT C SECTION CONTROVERSY-TC MON VO
VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO-SS-TC MON SCAMMERS POSE AS POLICE-CG(RVL) 5
NAPLES TEEN DEATH-BNCO VOWIPE GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-VO-WIPE
NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SOTVO GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-SOTVO
FATAL LEHIGH CRASH-VOTOPS-SS NAPLES AIRPORT POND WATER-VO
NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-EANIBOX-FLY SHELL FACTORY-trxVOTOPS
NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-SOTVO VETERAN PAWS DONATION-VOWIPE
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-POP VETERAN PAWS DONATION-SOTVO BNR
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-VOTOPS 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-SOTVOTOPS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo
NAPLES WATER CHANGES-OC STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
LEE CO. SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-TRX-VOTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL CAPE LOTTERY WINNER-OTS
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT VENICE PLANE CRASH-LIVE
BONITA ROAD PROJECT-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE VENICE PLANE CRASH-VO
BONITA ROAD PROJECT-SOTVO VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO
PINE ISLAND PRESERVE PLAN-CG VENICE PLANE CRASH-LIVE
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-ONCAM TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY-VOWIPE
LIGHTNING STRIKE-TC MON DISSOLVE VO TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY-SOTVO
SUSPECTS NAMED THEATER SHOOTING-VO RUNNING BENEFITS-VO
SUSPECT KILLED IN NEW YORK-VO TOPLESS TOUR-SS
SAME SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE-ONCAM LEE COUNTY HOG HUNTS-CG
YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP ALLERGIES IMPAIR DRIVING-VO
FL MARIJUANA QPOLL-VIDBX(2) TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-VIDBOX
THE BLUNT TRUTH-CG LEE AND COLLIER SCHOOL BUDGET MEETINGS-ONCAM
NEW FL UNIVERSITY-OC-CG TODAY IS TIGER DAY!-CGVIDBOX
FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-VOWIPE LEE TRAN FEE INCREASE-VIDBOX (2)
FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-SOTVO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
BOAT RESCUE IN DELRAY-VOWIPE 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
BOAT RESCUE IN DELRAY-SOTVO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-VOWIPE STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-SOTVO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG MOCKINGJAY TRAILER-VO
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS CURB APPEAL FIRE-SS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TS 1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 2) CAPE CORAL DOMESTIC PARTNERSHPS-VOTOPS-WIPE
90 YEAR OLD WOMAN SKYDIVES-VOWIPE TS 3) NORTH FORT MYERS VANDALISM-VOTOPS-WIPE
90 YEAR OLD WOMAN SKYDIVES-SOTVO TS 4) MCGREGOR BOULEVRD HOLE-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 5) BONITA SPRINGS INTERSECTION-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6) SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL1) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-VO-WIPE END TIME


DIRECTORS PAGE


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE


DEVELOPING AS YOU WAKE UP-

A FATHER IS DEAD THIS MORNING-

--AFTER HE AND HIS DAUGHTER WERE HIT BY A PLANE WHILE WALKING ON THE BEACH.

STRAIGHT AHEAD-

AN UPDATE ON THAT LITTLE GIRL'S CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


HL2) NAPLES TEEN DEATH-VO-WIPE


QUESTIONS ARE MOUNTING THIS MORNING-

AFTER A NAPLES TEEN WAS FOUND DEAD IN A POND.

ABC-7 TALKS TO THE MAN WHO TRIED TO SAVE HIM. Return to index of stories...


HL3) TWITTER FIRE CHALLENGE-VO-WIPE


PLUS-

A DISTURBING NEW TREND THAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO HEAR-

WHY KIDS ARE BURNING THEMESLVES-

AND POSTING THE PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--

TO KEEP THE HASHTAG AWAY FROM YOUR KIDS PHONES. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP SSTOPS 2SHOT


THIS MORNING-

FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE SHARING SUPPORT AND CONDOLENCES ON FACEBOOK.

AND WORD IS SPEADING THAT OCEANA, THE 9 YEAR OLD DIED FROM HER INJURIES

---AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY A PLANE SUNDAY --

WHILE WALKING THE BEACH.

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT THE GIRL DIED.

HER FATHER--ALSO HIT BY THE PLANE--DIED IN THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT.

THANKS FOR JOINING US ON ABC-7.

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

ABC7 DISCOVERED THE PILOT RADIOED IN A DISTRESS CALL --

THEN LANDED ON THE SAND.

OMMY IRIZARRY -- A SERGEANT IN OUR MILITARY -- AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA WERE HIT. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO-SS-TC MON


8:10-

Caller: "We're on Casperson beach right now."

Dispatch: Is this about the plane crash?

Caller: The plane came down and hit my friend's husband and daughter

Dispatch: "We have help on the way right now."

WE'RE ALSO LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE PILOT, KARL KOKOMOOR.

HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF DMK ASSOCIATES -- AN ENGINEERING FIRM IN VENICE.

ABC-7 HAS REACHED OUT TO KOKOMOOR-

BUT WE HAVEN'T HEARD BACK YET.

BUT HIS COMPANY TELLS US -- KOKOMOOR IS HELPING THE F-A-A WITH THE INVESTIGATION.

THE N-T-S-B IS INVESTIGTAING THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING.

AGENTS WILL INSPECT THE PLANE TO INVESTIGATE WHO - IF ANYONE - IS AT FAULT.

THEY SAY THAT COULD TAKE A YEAR.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FOLLOW THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEEN DEATH-BNCO VOWIPE


A TEEN FOUND FLOATING IN A POND OVER THE WEEKEND.

--AND THIS MORNING-

A NORTH NAPLES COMMUNITY WANTS ANSWERS ON HIS DEATH.

IT HAPPENED OFF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD.

16 YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN CASTALO WAS FOUND FACE DOWN IN HIS COMMUNITY POND SATURDAY MORNING.

A NEIGHBOR TRIED TO RESCUE HIM -- BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SOTVO


something happened, happened there, and we don't know what it is.

I'd like to know

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING -- AND WAITING ON AUTOPSY RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


FATAL LEHIGH CRASH-VOTOPS-SS


A 23 YEAR OLD WOMAN IS DEAD THIS MORNING --

KILLED IN A ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

CRYSTAL CUDNEY OF ALVA WAS DRIVING A FORD PICK-UP.

HER BOYFRIEND -- 41-YEAR-OLD BRAD GARDNER OF FORT MYERS -- WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

SHE LOST CONTROL AND THE TRUCK ROLLED OVER ON HENRY AVENUE LAST NIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY CUDNEY WAS KILLED.

GARDNER IS IN THE HOSPITLA THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-EANIBOX-FLY


A NORTH FORT MYERS LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL FIELD STRUCK BY VANDALS.

THIS MORNING-

THE CULPRITES ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

ABC 7 LEARNING IT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND AT NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

THE VANDALS SPRAY PAINTED DUG OUTS, WALLS, EVEN THE SCOREBOARD.

IT'S A COUNTY-RUN PARK --

SO CREWS WILL PAINT OVER THE WORDS.

BUT THE SCORE BOARD IS A DIFFERENT STORY.

PEPSI SPONSORS IT ---

AND IT'S THE LEAGUE'S JOB TO MAINTAIN IT. Return to index of stories...


NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-SOTVO


31:38 -:45 BILL LEMMERMAN - LEAGUE PRESIDENT

"I would hope these kids or whoever did it would learn a lesson, they probably won't until they get caught and have to pay for it."

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON WHO THE VANDALS ARE --

CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SUB-STATION IN NORTH FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-POP


"strong winds"

"heavy rains"

"large waves"

HEAVY RAIN --

HUGE WAVES.

ABC7 WANTS TO KNOW --

IS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA READY FOR THE NEXT HURRICANE THAT COULD COME OUR WAY--

WE ARE LEARNING THAT FORT MYERS BEACH IS NOT PREPARED.

ITS EMERGENCY PLAN --

IS ACTUALLY OUTDATED. Return to index of stories...


FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-VOTOPS


THE TOWN'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IS NOT UP TO FEMA CODES.

AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY --

FORT MYERS BEACH TWEAKED THEIR PLAN.

BUT THEY HAVEN'T TOUCHED IT SINCE.

ONE ISSUE IS A 174 PAGE DOCUMENT --

THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE EASY FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND.

IT LISTS THE HOLIDAY INN AS THE SPOT FOR FOOD AND WATER AFTER A DISASTER.

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


FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-SOTVOTOPS


: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."

:08-:14 Rexanne Hasafros, Councilmember "I started looking at the document and though you know this really isn't workable in an emergency. It's just so long."

COUNCILMEMBER REXANNE HASAFROS NOTICED THE PLAN WAS OUTDATED AND ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO UPDATE IT.

SHE HOPES TO HAVE A SHORTER VERSION TO BE READY BY OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES WATER CHANGES-OC


NEW THIS MORNING-

IF YOU GET NAPLES CITY WATER, YOU MAY NOTICE A CHANGE IN THE TAP.

THE CITY IS CHANGING ITS DISINFECTANT PROCESS.

IT'S A ROUTINE PROCEDURE, BUT CAUSES THE WATER TO CHANGE COLOR, TASTE, AND SMELL.

THE WATER IS STILL SAFE TO DRINK.

THE PROCESS WILL CONTINUE FOR THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE'RE SEEING SPECIFIC CHANGES TO THE FIRE DRILLS FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE 2 FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THE FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 12TH, THEN THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DO YOU GET RANDOM CRAVINGS.

CRAVE CHOCOLATE. OR COOKIES

TURNS OUT YOU MIGHT NEED CHEESE.

CRAVINGS FOR SWEETS OFTEN MEAN YOU'RE LACKING PROTEIN

THAT SWEET TOOTH IS ONE OF THE FIRST SIGNS YOU NEED PROTEIN

ANOTHER SIGN. YOU NEVER QUITE FEEL FULL.

UP AND DOWN CRAVINGS MEAN YOU NEED TO STABILZE YOUR GLUCOSE LEVELS.

TRY GRABBING A GREEK YOGURT, HARD BOILED EGGS, NUTS OR PROTEIN BAR. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


'

PLANNING A LAST MINUTE SUMMER TRIP

LISTEN TO THIS.

ABC NEWS WITH THE TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO

TO PREVENT LOST LUGGAGE

1. BEFORE YOU FLY---DON'T PACK SOMETHING IRREPLACEABLE, IF YOU HAVE TO BRING THAT PRECIOUS ITEM CARRY IT ON.

2. STICK A BUSINESS CARD IN YOUR BAG. EXTERIOR TAG GET LOST.SO SOMEONE CAN CONTACT YOU TO GET YOU YOUR BAG

3. TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR BAG.OPEN AND PACKED AND SHUT.

IT WILL COME IN HANDY WITH CLAIMS PROCESS.

4. CHECK AIRLINE OFFICE AND LOST AND FOUND BEFORE MAKING A REPORT SOMETIMES YOUR BAG COMES IN BEFORE YOU.

5. MAKE A REPORT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE AIRPORT.

MORE TIPS ON OUR FACEBOOK. ABOUT HOW TO GET THE BEST SERVICE.IN GETTING YOUR BAG BACK Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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BONITA ROAD PROJECT-TRX-VOTOPS-WIPE


AND A HEADS UP FOR DRIVERS.

BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED AGAINST WIDENING BONITA BEACH ROAD.

CREWS WERE SET TO ADD ANOTHER LANE EAST AND WESTBOUND FROM OLD 41 TO US 41.

ONE DRIVER TELLS ABC 7, HE WANTS RELIEF TO THE BUSY ROADWAY. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ROAD PROJECT-SOTVO


Dustin Cloud/ driver

"It's extremely crowded all the time. I fight traffic daily. It's hard

to get places. It is."

WIDENING THE ROAD WOULD HAVE COST 11-MILLION DOLLARS.

CITY LEADERS HAVEN'T SAID HOW THEY PLAN TO EASE CONGESTION. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND PRESERVE PLAN-CG


AND LOOKING HAEAD TODAY-

THE PINE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WANTS TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE GREAT PINE ISLAND RESERVE.

IT'S HOLDING A MEETING TODAY TO TALK ABOUT ITS FUTURE-

TO ENSURE THE PRESERVE IS WELL USED AND LIKED BY THE COMMUNITY.

HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD TONIGHT AT 5:30 AT THE ELKS LODGE ON PINE ISLAND ROAD IN BOKEELIA. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-ONCAM


nats of bomb going off at:21

NEW THIS MORNING-

THE ISRAELI MILITARY INTENSIFIED AIR STRIKES OVERNIGHT.

EXPLOSIONS TARGETED THE GAZA FINANCE MINISTRY AND A HAMAS-AFFILIATED RADIO STATION.

CNN CORRESPONDANT KARL PENHAUL HAD TO DUCK DURING A LIVE SHOT WITH ANDERSON COOPER.

SEVERAL LONG-TERM CEASE-FIRE ATTEMPTS HAVE FAILED TO END THE VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS.

SO FAR, MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND PALESTINIANS - MOSTLY CIVILIANS - AND NEARLY 50 ISRAELI SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE-TC MON DISSOLVE VO


IT WAS A TERRIFYING AND DEADLY DAY ON THE BEACH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ON SUNDAY.

WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO DIED AFTER A GIANT BOLT OF LIGHTNING SENT SUNBATHERS SCRAMBLING.

20 YEAR-OLD NICHOLAS FAGNANO WAS IN THE WATER WHEN IT HAPPENED.

THE LIGHTING INJURYING MORE THAN A DOZEN.

AND A REMINDER-

THAT ANYTIME YOU HEAR THUNDER --

TO SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTS NAMED THEATER SHOOTING-VO


MANATEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS HAVE ONE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

TERIA'LE RAWLS WAS SHOT-AND-KILLED AT A BRADENTON MOVIE THEATER EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

RIGHT NOW-

DEPUTIES HAVE IN CUSTODY 19-YEAR-OLD JASPER DUDLEY-

AND ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 19-YEAR-OLD FRANK BRUCE.

BRUCE IS A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER.

HE WAS ARRESTED DURING HIS SENIOR YEAR FOR HAVING A GUN ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECT KILLED IN NEW YORK-VO


A MAN RECENTLY FEATURED ON A MOST WANTED T-V SHOW--

WAS KILLED IN NEW YORK WHILE POLICE WERE TRYING TO ARREST HIM ON CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES.

32-YEAR OLD CHARLES MOZDIR WAS ON THE RUN FOR TWO YEARS--

AND WAS RECENTLY FEATURED ON CNN'S "THE HUNT"

TWO U.S. MARSHALS AND A NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER WERE WOUNDED DURING THE ATTEMPTED ARREST ON MONDAY.

--BUT ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE-ONCAM


TWO MEN THAT ARE CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE--

WANT TO GET FLORIDA'S SUPREME COURT INVOLVED.

A MOTION WAS FILED MONDAY-

ASKING FOR THIS TO MOVE TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT.

--HOPING THE CHALLENGE WILL MOVE FASTER--

AND SKIP ANY UNNECESSARY STEPS WHILE MOVING UP THE APPEALS LADDER. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP


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FL MARIJUANA QPOLL-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 MONDAY -- 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...


THE BLUNT TRUTH-CG


MEANWHILE-

THERE WILL BE A COMMUNITY PRESENTATION IN COLLIER COUNTY TODAY-

THAT INVITES PEOPLE TO HEAR THE "BLUNT TRUTH" ABOUT MARIJUANA.

THE GROUP "A DRUG FREE COLLIER" IS HOSTING THE EVENT.

TO RAISE COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND HIGHLIGHT CONCERNS ABOUT THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA-

AND ITS IMPACT ON LOCAL YOUTH.

ITS HAPPENING AT NOON IN THE M-L-K OFFICES ON OSCEOLA TRAIL IN NAPLES. 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 POLY-TECHNIC 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...


FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-VOWIPE


MEMBERS OF A MIAMI SYNAGOGUE ARE ANGRY AND HEARTBROKEN --

AFTER SEEING WHAT WAS SPRAY PAINTED ON THE COLUMNS OF THEIR PLACE OF WORSHIP.

A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP DISCOVERED THE TEMPLE VANDALIZED WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE TWO SWASTIKAS -- AND THE WORD HAMAS SPRAY PAINTED IN RED.

ALSO-

CARS WERE EGGED IN A MIAMI BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD --

WITH THE WORDS "HAMAS" AND "JEW" WRITTEN IN CREAM CHEESE.

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY IN THESE TWO CASES. Return to index of stories...


FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-SOTVO


joshua rosenberg - watchman

"honestly it makes you question if you are safe walking around in your

yamaka--how safe are you here in america."

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY IN THESE TWO CASES. Return to index of stories...


BOAT RESCUE IN DELRAY-VOWIPE


ONE PERSON IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION THIS MORNING-

AFTER AN INTENSE RESCUE MISSION OFF THE COAST OF DELRAY BEACH.

COAST GUARD CREWS RESPONDED TO A DISTRESS FROM SINKING BOAT ABOUT A MILE OFF SHORE.

THREE PEOPLE WERE RESCUED.

TWO OF THEM WERE TREATED ON SCENE.

ANOTHER WOMAN IS STILL LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT CAUSED THE BOAT TO SINK. Return to index of stories...


BOAT RESCUE IN DELRAY-SOTVO


Todd Fitzgerald \ Witness

"We were out here swimming and playing in the water. The 4-wheeler came

down, we saw a speed boat come up with a stretcher."

IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT CAUSED THE BOAT TO SINK. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-VOWIPE


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.

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


TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-SOTVO


"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 WILL BURN WITHIN SECONDS AND THOSE INJURIES LAST A LIFETIME. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS LOVE PICTURES OF THEIR KIDS. AND GRANDKIDS.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING *EXTRA* SPECIAL FOR A GIFT.

HOW ABOUT *RE-CREATING* SOME OF YOUR CHILDHOOD PICTURES?

IT'S A HOT NEW TREND.

CHECK OUT WHAT THESE TWO BROTHERS DID. A CALENDAR, AS A GIFT FOR THEIR MOM. HILARIOUS.

THE BEFORE ON THE LEFT. THE AFTER ON THE RIGHT.

MORE HILARIOUS PICTURES, AND GREAT IDEAS FOR THAT PERFECT GIFT, COMING UP IN THIRTY MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


THE BUGS CAN GET PRETTY BAD HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT, AS THE SAYING GOES, IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE.

CASE IN POINT.

CHECK OUT THIS RADAR IMAGE

THIS IS LAST WEEK IN WISCONSIN.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR LIGHTING UP LIKE A STORM. BUT IT'S ACTUALLY BUGS.

MAYFLIES.

THIS IS THEM HATCHING OVER THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

HERE'S HOW IT LOOKS FROM THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


BELIEVE IT OR NOT-- THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA -- LAS VEGAS--- OFFERS SEVERAL COURSES ON GAMBLING--- AND HOW TO BEAT THE ODDS--- QUINTON POINTER--- A UNLV GRAD-- KNOWS ALL ABOUT BEATING THE ODDS--- HE WAS UNDRAFTED OUT OF COLLEGE--- AND IS NOW TRYING TO KEEP HIS NFL DREAM ALIVE WITH THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS----

POINTER SPENT THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF HIS CAREER WITH THE ST. LOUIS RAMS-- PLAYING DEFENSIVE BACK-- BUT MOSTLY ON SPECIAL TEAMS---

--- POINTER-- WHO GRADUATED FROM MARINER HIGH SCHOOL -- WANTS TO MAKE THE MOST OF HIS OPPORTUNITY -- ESPECIALLY--- BEING SO CLOSE TO HOME---

PGA GOLFER GEORGE MCNEILL SAYS HE IS A JEANS AND T-SHIRT KIND OF GUY. NOTHING FANCY. HIS GOLF GAME SEEMS TO REFELECT HIS WARDROBE. NOT MUCH FLASH.BUT HE GETS THE JOB DONE. THE MAN HAS 2 PGA TOUR WINS. AN PLENTY OF TOP TEN FINISHES -- TO BOOT---

BEFORE MCNEILL WAS WINNING ON THE PGA TOUR -- HE WAS WINNING RIGHT HERE IN HIS OWN BACK YARD--- AT TOURNAMENTS LIKE THE --- HENKE BERG JUNIOR MASTERS---

--- A TOURNAMENT THAT'S IN IT'S 21ST YEAR--- WHICH FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG GOLFERS FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND BEYOND --- FIRST ROUND IS WEDNESDAY

MCNEILL WON THE FIRST TWO HENKE BERG MASTERS--- BUT NO ONE HAS ONE MORE THAN --- 3 TIME CHAMP-- CHASE MARINELL---

MARINELL BACK ON THE COURSE WITH MCNEILL FOR THE PRO AM TODAY

RAYS PIPING HOT-- TAKING ON THE BREWERS---

6TH INNING--- BASES JUICE FOR JAMES LONEY--- HITS ONE TO KNOW MAN'S LAND---- THAT DROPS-- 2RUNS SCORE---

RAYS WIN--- 2-1 THAT IS NOW 10 WINS IN THEIR LAST 11 GAMES--- Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". A BIG FINE FOR SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

.

THE F-A-A IS PLANNING TO SLAP THE CARRIER WITH A 12-MILLION DOLLAR PENALTY,

ACCUSING IT OF MAKING FAULTY REPAIRS TO ITS BOEING 737s.

SOUTHWEST SAYS THE ISSUES WERE ALREADY ADDRESSED YEARS AGO.

DELTA WILL SOON START OFFERING FREE IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT. THE SERVICE

WILL INCLUDE MOVIES, T-V SHOWS, MUSIC AND VIDEO GAMES ON SEAT BACK DEVICES.

. OR STREAMED TO PERSONAL LAPTOPS, PHONES AND TABLETS.

RED LOBSTER IS DROPPING SOME OF ITS DISCOUNTS IN AN EFFORT TO BE ASSOCIATED

WITH QUALITY SEAFOOD. STACKING ENTREES HIGHER LIKE FANCIER RESTAURANTS.THE

CHAIN HAS BEEN STRUGGLING TO WIN BACK CUSTOMERS AFTER YEARS OF DECLINING

SALES.

AND THIS L-A MANSION THAT WAS BOUGHT JUST THREE YEARS AGO FOR 85-MILLION

DOLLARS, IS NOW BACK ON THE MARKET. THE NEW ASKING PRICE: 150-MILLION!!! IF

IT GOES FOR THAT MUCH, IT WOULD BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOME IN THE U-S.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY. I'M REENA NINAN. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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


90 YEAR OLD WOMAN SKYDIVES-VOWIPE


A 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN IS LIVING OUT HER DREAM THIS MORNING-

--AND SHE'S TAKING THE PLUNGE TO DO IT!

SHE'S SKYDIVING!

THE ST. LOUIS WOMAN WANTED TO BE A PARACHUTE RIGGER WHEN SHE SERVED IN THE NAVY IN WORLD WAR TWO.

SHE COULDN'T BECAUSE OF HER SMALL STATURE.

BUT NOW, HER DREAM HAS COME TRUE! Return to index of stories...


90 YEAR OLD WOMAN SKYDIVES-SOTVO


"How'd it go? How'd it go?"

"Oh, how'd it go? It was wonderful!"

"What was the best part of it?"

"Well, it's hard.

I mean, just coming out of it, you know, just getting out of there!"

THE FAMILY SAID SHE WANTED TO GET THE JUMP IN BEFORE SHE TURNS 91 IN AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-VO-WIPE


UNMARRIED COUPLES IN CAPE CORAL WANT THE SAME RIGHTS AS MARRIED COUPLES.

STARIGHT AHEAD-

WHY SOME CITY COUNCILMEN DISAGREE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY-VO-WIPE


SOME PEOPLE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE IT ALL-

NEW THIS MORNING-

THE LATEST IN TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY-

THE CLEARER PICTURE YOU NEED TO SEE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) TOPLESS TOUR-VO-WIPE


AND IT'S A NEW TREND ON SOCIAL MEDIA--

ACCOMPANIED BY AN INTERESTING HASHTAG.

WHY THESE WOMEN ARE RUNNING AROUND TOPLESS.

--AND WHY IT'S MAKING THEM FEEL EMPOWERED.

YOUR MORNING NEWS STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT


IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE GAY OR STRAIGHT-

COUPLES IN CAPE CORAL WANT LEGAL RIGHTS IF THEY'RE NOT MARRIED.

PEOPLE GATHERED MONDAY NIGHT TO LEARN HOW A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP ORDINANCE COULD CHANGE THEIR LIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVOTOPS-CG


it doesn't begin to compare to the kinds of rights that a marriage would confer:08

THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL WILL CONSIDER A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY.

RIGHT NOW PUNTA GORDA IS THE ONLY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP.

THE REGISTRY WOULD ALLOW GAY AND STRAIGHT COUPLES SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS.

THOSE INCLUDE: EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS, HEALTHCARE DECISIONS, FUNERAL DECISIONS, AND HOSPITAL AND JAIL VISITATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVO


Abbe Forman

Cape Coral

30:17

i would love to be able to have the knowledge that if god forbid something was to happen to my partner that the hospital couldnt turn me away:23

Richard Kudla

Cape Coral

15:51

they can talk about civil rights or personal rights as much as they want, it has absolutely nothing to do with the law:58

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

THE CITY ATTORNEY HAS TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE. IT WILL THEN BE UP FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION BEFORE COUNCIL VOTES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STOP LIGHT-trxSSVOTOPS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING-

GOOD NEWS FOR HOMEOWNERS IN CAPE CORAL --

WHO'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR A STREET LIGHT IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR ALMOST A YEAR.

THE CITY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR SAYS A STREETLIGHT AT THE CORNER OF JACARANDA PARKWAY AND OLD BURNT STORE ROAD IS A PRIORITY.

PREVIOUSLY - RESIDENTS RALLIED AT CITY HALL TO GET THE LIGHT --

BUT IT WAS DEFEATED BY COUNCIL BECAUSE THERE WAS NO FUNDING.

THE CITY PLANS TO BUDGET 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR STREET LIGHTS NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-TC MON VO


AN UPDATE ON A STORY ABC 7'S BEEN FOLLOWING.

*C-SECTIONS* ARE ON THE RISE.

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

THAT HAS MANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHERS CONCERNED.

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT HOW THIS WEEKEND-

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

BUT NOW.THE MOTHER -- AT THE CENTER OF THIS CONTROVERSY -- RELEASING A STATEMENT.

SHE SAYS AFTER HOURS OF LABOR - SHE ELECTED SURGERY AFTER IT BECAME APPARENT LABOR WAS NOT PROGRESSING. Return to index of stories...


SCAMMERS POSE AS POLICE-CG(RVL) 5


THERE'S A NEW PHONE SCAM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEFORE HEADING OUT THE DOOR THIS MORNING-

OFFICERS IN CAPE CORAL SAY SCAMMERS ARE POSING AS DETECTIVES.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT RECEIVED FOUR CALLS --

FROM NEW YORK -- PENNSYLVANIA - UTAH AND TEXAS.

IN THREE OF THE INCIDENTS --

MEN HAVE RECEIVED A TEXT CLAIMING THEY'RE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR SOLICITING A 17 YEAR-OLD MINOR AND ATTEMPTED SEXUAL BATTERY.

THEY'RE INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT THE SENDER -- AND HAND OVER 800 DOLLARS TO END THE INVESTIGATION.

IF YOU'VE RECEIVED ONE OF THESE TEXT MESSAGES -- CALL THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-VO-WIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOT A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE.

AUDI TESTED A NEW CAR --

THAT OPERATES WITHOUT A DRIVER!

THE GERMAN CAR COMPANY CALLS IT *A-7.*

WITH THE HELP OF 22 SENSORS SURROUNDING THE CAR AND ONE CENTRAL COMPUTER --

IT CAN DRIVE SAFELY ON ITS OWN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING --

BUT YOU STILL NEED TO PAY ATTENTION. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-SOTVO


Filip Brabec/Audi Product Management Director

"We definitely do not plan to say you can jump in the backseat, you can

drink your coffee, you can fall asleep, that is not where the technology is."

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JOINED AUDI FOR A RIDE IN THE DRIVERLESS CAR--

DOWN TAMPA'S SELMON EXPRESSWAY.

THAT ROAD WAS CLOSED DOWN.

AUDI ADMITS --

IT'LL BE 20 YEARS BEFORE THIS CAN BE A WORKING CAR. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES AIRPORT POND WATER-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.

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

BIRDS DON'T LIKE IT--

SO THEY TEND TO STAY AWAY.

FEWER BIRDS, FEWER BIRD STRIKES. Return to index of stories...


SHELL FACTORY-trxVOTOPS


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.

THE SHELL FACTORY HAS A RICH HISTORY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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


VETERAN PAWS DONATION-VOWIPE


LIFE IS BECOMING A LITTLE EASIER FOR A DISABLED VETERAN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA--

THE VETERAN JUST RECEIVED THIS 2-YEAR OLD GOLDEN RETRIEVER NAMED CHICO.

THE NON-PROFT GROUP "PAWS ASSISTANCE DOGS" IN COLLIER COUNTY SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS TRAINING CHICO.

JOE LOST HIS RIGHT LEG IN IRAQ WHEN A ROAD-SIDE BOMB EXPLODED.

CHICO'S TRAINED TO HELP JOE WITH BALANCE AND COMFORT THE VETERAN WHEN HE'S IN PAIN. Return to index of stories...


VETERAN PAWS DONATION-SOTVO BNR


But it's very sad to see him go, because we have um,

because we love it."

Well I think i'll be going outside a lot more. just because I don't

have a doggy bathroom in the house.

THE NON-PROFIT WILL PLACE SEVEN MORE DOGS WITH DISABLED VETERANS THIS YEARS.

IF YOU'RE A VETERAN AND WOULD LIKE TO APPLY.

HEAD TO A-B-C-DASH-7 DOT COM -- CLICK SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


THERE'S A LOT OF TALK AND HYPE ABOUT PROTEIN

CEREAL, GRANOLA, EVEN YOGURT ADDING THE NUTRIENT

IT COULD BE BECAUSE WE DON'T GET ENOUGH

SOME EASY SIGNS YOU'RE LOW ON THIS POWER *FUEL*

YOUR BRAIN FEELS FOGGY--BALANCED BLOOD SUGAR IS NEEDED TO FOCUS, WHEN YOU'RE SHORT ON PROTEIN YOUR GLUCOSE LEVELS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE.

YOUR HAIR IS FALLING OUT

YOU FEEL WEAK.

PROTEIN IS NEEDED TO BUILD ALL THE COMPOUNDS IN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

YOU GET HANG NAILS.

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630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


NICK OR JOSH.,

IF YOU WERE ONE OF THE MILLIONS WHO TUNED IN LAST NIGHT TO THE BACHLORETTE FINALE. YOU KNOW THE ANSWER

TENSE MOMENTS

BROKEN HEARTS.

BUT THIS MORNING ANDI AND HER MAN ARE LIVE ON GMA.

SPOILER ALERT. COVER YOUR EARS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW

OK.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT WANT THE RE-CAP. SHE CHOSE JOSH.

THE HAPPY COUPLE ARE SPILLING THE BEANS ON ALL THE TWISTS AND TURNS.

COMING UP IN ABOUT 20 MINUTES ON GMA Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-TRX-VOTOPS


HEADS UP DRIVERS.

YOU NEED TO 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.

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

TRAFFIC WILL BE RE-DIRECTED WHILE CREWS REPLACE THE OLD PIPE.

NOW THE BAD NEWS.CITY OFFICIALS TELL ABC-7 --

IT COULD TAKE THREE TO FOUR WEEKS TO REPAIR THE HOLE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LOTTERY WINNER-OTS


SOME EXCITING NEWS TO TELL YOU ABOUT--

A CAPE CORAL FATHER JUST WON BIG IN THE FLORIDA LOTTERY.

JAMES WALKER CASHED IN ON THE GOLD RUSH TRIPLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME.

HE WON 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WALKER BOUGHT THE WINNING TICKET AT THE LOTTERY'S DISTRICT OFFICE ON METRO PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SAM-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH


FOLLOWING BRAND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TRAGIC AIRPLANE ACCIDENT OUT OF SARASOTA COUNTY.

WE ARE LEARNING THIS MORNING THE MAN KILLED--- WAS 12 YEAR ARMY VETERAN.

FRIENDS OF FAMILY MEMEBERS ARE SAYING ON FACEBOOK--

THAT HIS NINE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA POSSIBLY DIED FROM HER INJURIES LATE LAST NIGHT.

BUT WE ARE STILL WORKING ON CONFIRMING THAT INFORMATION.

ABC-7'S SAM SWEENEY LIVE AT THE VENICE AIRPORT THIS MORNING WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-LIVE


AS IF THIS STORY COULD NOT GET ANY WORSE----

THE PLANE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO LAND ON THE RUNWAY BEHIND ME--- HAS NOW POSSIBLY CLAIMED ANOTHER LIFE. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-VO


CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY STARTED TO POUR IN LAST NIGHT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER WORD SPEAD THAT 9 YEAR OLD OCEANA EAR-IZ-ARRY DIED FROM HER INJURIES.

NBC 2 TWO HAS NOT BEEN ABLE INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM THE DEATH.

AT LAST CHECK OCEANA WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING HIT BY THE WING OF THE PLANE WHILE SHE WALKED ON THE BEACH.

BUT NOW MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY ARE SENDING THEIR CONDOLENCES TO THE WIFE AND MOTHER WHO WITNESSED A PLANE HIT HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER.

US ARMY COLLEAGUE JOSE BOCANEGRA POSTED

My heart is hurting I loss a friend yesterday and today his daughter met him in heaven as she has pass away. I feel the pain they are going thru as a father of 3 little girls I can only imagine their pain.

THIS MORNING FRIENDS FROM THE ARMY BASE AT FORT STEWART GEORGIA SAY ITS THE SMILES THEY WILL MISS MOST. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


Tim Wellman

Friend

TAKE SOT

He affected so many people's lives so many positive ways that I know that if there was anything that they needed at any time from anyone that they would be there, I would be there. " Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-LIVE


TAKE LIVE

IT STILL IS UNCLEAR THIS MORNING WHAT CAUSED THAT PLANE GO DOWN-

THE NTSB INVESTIGATION COULD TAKE UP TO A YEAR TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE.

LIVE AT THE VENICE AIRPORT SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY-VOWIPE


SOME PEOPLE *HAVE* TO HAVE THE LATEST IN TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY.

THE NEWEST T-V'S ON THE MARKET -- ULTRA-HIGH DEFINITION T-V'S -- OR U-H-D T-V'S.

THEY HAVE HIGHER SCREEN RESOLUTION. THAN CURRENT HIGH DEF SCREENS, AND ARE ALSO KNOWN AS "4-K" SETS. Return to index of stories...


TELEVISION TECHNOLOGY-SOTVO


"The screens have more pixels. And what that really translates into is better picture detail. So detail is only one of a number of things that a T-V has to do right. But it does mean that you can probably sit closer to a very big T-V than you could to a regular 1080-p T-V."

CONSUMER REPORTS SAYS IT'S PROBABLY BEST TO WAIT IF YOU WANT TO BUY.

DEPENDING ON SCREEN SIZE, THE LATEST UHD SETS COST ANYWHERE BETWEEN $2000 TO $10,000. Return to index of stories...


RUNNING BENEFITS-VO


GOOD NEWS FOR RUNNERS.

WHETHER YOU ARE A 15 MINUTE MILER OR AN ELITE MARATHONER, RESEARCHERS SAY RUNNING IN GENERAL CAN BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH.

EVEN JUST A FEW MINUTES-

CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEATH FROM HEART DISEASE COMPARED TO THOSE WHO DON'T RUN AT ALL.

RESEARCHERS STUDIED SOME 55-THOUSAND ADULTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 100--

OVER A 15 YEAR PERIOD.

RUNNERS ON AVERAGE LIVED THREE YEARS LONGER COMPARED TO THOSE WHO DID NOT HIT THE PAVEMENT. Return to index of stories...


TOPLESS TOUR-SS


AN INSTAGRAM PAGE IS GAINING SOME TRACTION THIS MORNING.

IT'S CALLED THE TOPLESS TOUR.

IT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO UPLOAD TOPLESS PHOTOS OF THEMSELVES POSING IN SCENIC LANDSCAPES.

THE PHOTOS ARE ALWAYS TAKEN FROM BEHIND SO THERE'S NO FRONTAL NUDITY.

A MAJORITY OF THE CONTRIBUTORS ARE WOMEN.

MANY SAY THEY FEEL LIBERATED AS THEY POSE FOR THE PHOTOS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY HOG HUNTS-CG


HOGS ARE INVASIVE TO THE LANDS OF LEE COUNTY-

AND SOON YOU MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE TO HUNT THEM.

THE COUNTY IS INVITING NON-PROFITS AND OUTFITTERS TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR LEADING PIG HUNTS.

THE HUNTS WILL BE SHOT-GUN ONLY.

A PRE-BID MEETING WILL BE HELD TONIGHT AT 5:30 AT TERRY PARK IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES IMPAIR DRIVING-VO


A WARNING FOR DRIVERS HITTING THE ROADS THIS MORNING--

SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH ALLERGIES CAN IMPAIRE YOUR DRIVING.

IT'S SO BAD--

THAT RESEARCHERS COMPARE IT TO DRIVERS WITH A BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT OF POINT 0-3.

THAT IS BELOW THE LEGAL LIMIT TO OPERATE A VEHICLE-

BUT SCIENTISTS WARN-

ITCHY AND WATERY EYES CAN HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT WHILE YOU ARE TRYING TO NAVIGATE. Return to index of stories...


TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-VIDBOX


ABC-7 WANTS TO REMIND YOU ON GREAT DEALS ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

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

CLOTHING AND SHOES 100 DOLLARS OR LESS ARE TAX EXEMPT.

YOU CAN ALSO SAVE THAT SIX PERCENT TAX ON COMPUTERS AND OTHER SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Return to index of stories...


LEE AND COLLIER SCHOOL BUDGET MEETINGS-ONCAM


AND LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

LEE AND COLLIER SCHOOLS WILL BE HOLDING THEIR BUDGET HEARING.

THIS IS TO DISCUSS NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET AND MILLAGE RATES.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR FULL COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


TODAY IS TIGER DAY!-CGVIDBOX


AND TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY AT THE NAPLES ZOO!

THE ZOO WILL BE OPEN FROM NINE TO FIVE.

YOU CAN COME OUT AND ENJOY SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS --AND ACTIVITIES.

AND RELISH ALL THOSE TIGERS.

July 30th

tuesday

International Tiger Day

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Celebrate the planets largest cats with special presentations and activities! 239-262-5409 Return to index of stories...


LEE TRAN FEE INCREASE-VIDBOX (2)


ALSO LOOKING AHEAD-

THERE'S A MEETING TODAY TO DISCUSS PROPSED FARE HIKES FOR LEE TRAN.

IT'S TONIGHT AT 5:30 AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN FORT MYERS.

AND ANOTHER TOMORROW AT THE CAPE CORAL LIBRARY AT 5:30.

A PUBLIC HEARING AND VOTE IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH.

--TO RAISE FEES 25 CENTS.

Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Lee County Administration Building

2115 Second St., Fort Myers

Wednesday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Cape Coral-Lee County Library

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530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S ONE OF THE HOTTEST TRENDS IN PHOTOGRAPHY.

*RE-CREATING* YOUR CHILDHOOD PICTURES.

AND THEN GIVING THEM TO YOUR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS AS GIFTS.

TAKE A LOOK.

THESE TWO BROTHERS DID A GREAT JOB OF IT.

THEY DID A CALENDAR, AS A GIFT FOR THEIR MOM. HILARIOUS.

THE BEFORE ON THE LEFT. THE AFTER ON THE RIGHT. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


HAVE YOU EVER LOOKED FOR LOVE ON THE INTERNET?

ONLINE DATING?

ONE WEBSITE LIED TO YOU.

ON PURPOSE.

AS AN EXPERIMENT.

OK CUPID SAID PEOPLE WHO WERE *NOT* GOOD MATCHES *WERE* GOOD MATCHES.

AND VICE-VERSA.

JUST TO SEE IF BY BEING TOLD THEY WERE GOOD OR BAD MATCHES, THEY WOULD COMMUNICATE MORE OR LESS.

AND IF THEY WOULD FALL IN LOVE.

THE SURPRISING ANSWERS, COMING UP GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TECHBYTES:

IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. CADILLAC TAKES ANOTHER TURN. INTO THE FUTURE.

G-M SAYS IT'LL OFFER WIRELESS SMARTPHONE CHARGING IN THE 20-15 CADILLAC A-T-

S SEDANS AND COUPES. SATISFYING A GROWING DEMAND FOR CHARGING DEVICES IN

THE CAR. *WITHOUT* CORDS.

TURNING UP THE HEAT IN THE BATTLE OVER WIRELESS CARRIERS: T-MOBILE IS GOING

HEAD- TO- HEAD WITH VERIZON AND A-T-AND-T. ANNOUNCING A NEW FAMILY PLAN

THAT COSTS A HUNDRED BUCKS FOR *FOUR* LINES. THAT INCLUDES A 2-POINT-5

GIGABITE ALLOTMENT FOR EACH. AND NO OVERAGE CHARGES.

AND FOR A HUNDRED BUCKS A YEAR. YOUR TICKET TO THE "TRUTH". SARAH PALIN

STYLE.THE FORMER V-P CANDIDATE IS LAUNCHING HER OWN INTERNET NEWS CHANNEL.

TO DO AN END- RUN AROUND WHAT SHE CALLS THE "LAME STREAM MEDIA".

O-K CUPID IS UNDER FIRE FOR EXPERIMENTING ON USERS, JUST LIKE FACEBOOK DID.

THE DATING SITE OCCASIONALLY REMOVED TEXT AND PHOTOS FROM USERS' PROFILES.

SOME WERE EVEN TOLD THEY WERE AN EXCELLENT MATCH WITH SOMEONE, WHEN THEY

WERE NOT!

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M DEVIN DWYER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


PASSING AM DOWNPOURS

Our Tuesday morning starts with a few isolated showers already moving ashore. We will keep the opportunity for passing downpours to move ashore through the morning and midday time frame. A few storms may linger into the afternoon, most of which will be inland.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s. Heat index values will reach to near 100 degees this afternoon, so be sure the take breaks and drink plenty of water if you plan to be outside for any length of time today.

We'll see 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.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s through the next 7 days.

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 even a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 70% chance of development in the next two days and 80% in the next five.

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 curve 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...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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


PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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MOCKINGJAY TRAILER-VO


ABC-7 HAS A GLIMPSE INTO THE FINAL MOVIE OF THE HUNGER GAMES.

THE TRAILER FOR "MOKINGJAY" WAS JUST RELEASED

THE CLIP SHOWS THE BEGINNING OF DISTRICT 13'S UPRISING AGAINST THE CAPITAL.

WITH JENNIFER LAWRENCE'S *KATNISS* BECOMING THE FACE OF THE REBELLION.

FANS ALSO GOT A FIRST GLIMPSE INTO JULIANNE MOORE'S CHARACTER

THE FILM IS SLATED FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 21. Return to index of stories...


CURB APPEAL FIRE-SS


A BROOKSVILLE MAN, JUST NORTH OF TAMPA, IS ACCUSED OF SETTING HIS NEIGHBOR'S HOME ON FIRE.

HE DID IT BECAUSE HE DIDN'T LIKE IT'S CURB APPEAL.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED-

AXEL KOTOWSKI TOLD POLICE HE'S TRYING TO SELL HIS PROPERTY-

HE FEELS HIS NEIGHBORS SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME IS DEVALUING HIS HOME, SO HE SET IT ON FIRE.

HE'S NOW FACING ARSON AND SEVERAL OTHER CHARGES.

HIS NEIGHBOR ESCAPED THE HOME WITHOUT INJURY. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE


THIS MORNING WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A 9 YEAR OLDS CONDITION AFTER A PLANE CRASHED INTO HER AND HER FATHER ON A SARASOTA BEACH.

OMMY IRIZZARY DIED --

THIS MORNING WE ARE SEEING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT HIS DAUGHTER, 9 YEAR OLD OCEANA HAS PASSED AWAY.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO CONFIRM THAT FROM COUNTY DEPUTIES.

AT LAST CHECK SHE WAS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) CAPE CORAL DOMESTIC PARTNERSHPS-VOTOPS-WIPE


UNMARRIED COUPLES IN CAPE CORAL--

ARE ASKING FOR LEGAL RIGHTS IN DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS.

IT WOULD ALLOW COUPLES SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS --

INCLUDING EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS, HEALTHCARE DECISIONS, FUNERAL DECISIONS, AND HOSPITAL AND JAIL VISITATION.

THE CITY ATTORNEY WILL NOW DRAFT AN ORDINANCE.

IT WILL THEN BE UP FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION BEFORE COUNCIL VOTES. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) NORTH FORT MYERS VANDALISM-VOTOPS-WIPE


VANDALS IN NORTH FORT MYERS ARE ON THE LOOSE THIS MORNING--

AFTER THEY SPRAY PAINTED A LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL FIELD.

IT HAPPENED AT NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

IT'S A COUNTY-RUN PARK --

SO CREWS WILL PAINT OVER THE WORDS.

BUT IT'S THE LEAGUE'S JOB TO MAINTAIN THE SCOREBOARD.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING--

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) MCGREGOR BOULEVRD HOLE-VOTOPS-WIPE


A HEADS UP AS YOU WALK OUT THE DOOR THIS MORNING--

ABOUT A HOLE THAT OPENED UP ON MCGREGOR BOUELVARD.

GOOD NEWS -- ITS NOT A SINKHOLE.

BUT IT IS GROWING.

CREWS BLAME A CRACKED DRAINAGE PIPE.

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

TRAFFIC WILL BE RE-DIRECTED.

IT COULD TAKE THREE TO FOUR WEEKS TO REPAIR THE HOLE. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) BONITA SPRINGS INTERSECTION-VOTOPS-WIPE


BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED AGAINST WIDENING BONITA BEACH ROAD.

CREWS WERE SET TO ADD ANOTHER LANE EAST AND WESTBOUND FROM OLD 41 TO US 41.

WIDENING THE ROAD WOULD HAVE COST 11-MILLION DOLLARS.

CITY LEADERS HAVEN'T SAID HOW THEY PLAN TO EASE CONGESTION. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-VOTOPS-WIPE


NEW CHANGES ARE COMING TO LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS WHEN IT COMES TO FIRE DRILLS.

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE TWO FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THE FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 12TH, THEN THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

-WHAT IS COMING UP ON GMA - BIG STORY COVERAGE OF THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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