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DIRECTORS PAGE NATIONAL TIGER DAY-SOTVO
HEADLINES CHARCO APARTMENT FIRE-VO
HL 1) THE PURGE-VOTOPS HILTON GOES HIGH TECH-trxVOTOPS
HL 2) PLANE FOLLOW-VOTOPS NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 3) NATIONAL TIGER DAY-VOTOPS TEASE TWO
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ2 A HOG HUNTING-NATSVO
THE PURGE SITUATION-POP, VO TZ2 B BATKID GETS A MOVIE-VOTOPS
THE PURGE SITUATION-SOTVO JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
OAKES FARM FOLLOW-VOWIPE WEATHER-PWC
OAKES FARM FOLLOW-SOTVO WEATHER-WXWALL
PLANE CRASH LATEST-BNC, VO HOG HUNTING-POP, VO
PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO, SS HOG HUNTING-SOTVO
MIAMI BEACH PLANE-trxVOTOPS NEAR MISS TRAIN AX-trxNATSVOTOP
DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP MOST RECALLED VEHICLES-OTS-VO
ZAC LIGHTNING UPDATE-OTS-SS VO RAW FOODS-TCMON, VO
NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-OC, SS (2) BATKID GETS A MOVIE-VO
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
COLLIER SUPER CONTRACT-VOWIPE TEASE THREE-POP
COLLIER SUPER CONTRACT-SOTVO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-OC EaniBox-WIPEVO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) APP TO WORKOUT-VOTOPS-WIPE
YOUR VOTE 2014-CLIP 11PM TZ2) KID HANGS ONTO CAR-NATSVO
CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-OTS-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-SOTVO MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON
SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VOWIPE MIAMI DOLPHINS-PKG
SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-SOTVO TB BUCS-VOTOPS
CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-VOWIPE TB BUCS-SOTTOPS
CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-SOTVO LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP TEAM USA-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE TEAM USA-SOTTOPS
TZ1 A TIGER DAY-VOTOPS BYRON SCOTT-VOTOPS
TZ1 B HILTON SMARTGAGETS-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
NATIONAL TIGER DAY-POP, VO  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


IT'S CALLED THE PURGE.

TEENS ARE POSTING NAKED PICTURES OF OTHERS -- WITH THE THOUGHT THERE WON'T BE CONSEQUENCES.

TONIGHT - THERE ARE.

PARENTS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE.

PLUS --

NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THE DEADLY PLANE CRASH ON A BEACH IN VENICE.

THE PILOT BREAKS HIS SILENCE.

HIS APOLOGY --

AND THE HEARTBREAK FOR A FAMILY THAT'S LOST A FATHER AND HIS DAUGHTER.

AND ARE YOU CONTRIBUTING TO KILLING AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

THE ONE THING IN ALMOST EVERYTHING WE USE THAT'S WIPING OUT TIGERS.

THESE STORIES AND MORE.

YOUR NEWS AT SEVEN STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) THE PURGE-VOTOPS


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HL 2) PLANE FOLLOW-VOTOPS


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HL 3) NATIONAL TIGER DAY-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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THE PURGE SITUATION-POP, VO


OUR BIG STORY AT 7 AND IT'S MUST-SEE FOR MOMS AND DADS.

COLLIER DEPUTIES WARN THEY ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS --

OF NAKED PICTURES OF TEENAGE GIRLS SHOWING UP ONLINE.

THANKS FOR JOINING US, I'M JEFF BUTERA.

AND IM COURTNEY ROBINSON.

IT'S A NEW TREND ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

"PURGE" PAGES -- INSPIRED BY A MOVIE ABOUT ONE NIGHT OF ANARCHY WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING SIX CASES RIGHT NOW.

THEY SAY TEEN BOYS ARE OFTEN THE ONES POSTING PICTURES OF NAKED GIRLS.

SOME OF THE PICTURES WERE SENT BY GIRLS TO EX-BOYFRIENDS.

IN ONE CASE -- THE PICTURES CAME OFF A YOUNG GIRL'S STOLEN CELL PHONE. Return to index of stories...


THE PURGE SITUATION-SOTVO


Sgt Wade Williams, CCSO12;48;13-28

"We do not believe that these young people understand what they're doing is distributing child pornography, unfortunately, that's what it is. I think what this is, is a severe form of cyber bullying, and it has severe consequences for the victims in these cases."

DEPUTIES SAY PARENTS NEED TO TALK TO THEIR TEENS AND MONITOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE PEOPLE POSTING AND ANYONE DOWNLOADING THESE PICTURES COULD FACE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


OAKES FARM FOLLOW-VOWIPE


STAYING IN COLLIER --

ABC7 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A RAID AT A BUSINESS THAT LANDED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN JAIL ON CHARGES OF INSURANCE FRAUD.

EARLIER THIS MONTH - STATE AGENTS RAIDED INCREDIBLE FRESH.

THEY ARRESTED WORKERS WHO THEY SAY USED DOCUMENTS WITH STOLEN INFORMATION TO GET JOBS AND FILE WORKER'S COMP CLAIMS.

AN ATTORNEY FOR SOME OF THE WORKERS CLAIMS

"THE EMPLOYER KNOWS THE WORKERS ARE UNAUTHORIZED."

A GROUP FROM TAMPA SPENT TODAY FIGHTING FOR THE ARRESTED.

THEY SAY THE WORKERS ARE THE REAL VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


OAKES FARM FOLLOW-SOTVO


marisol marquez - activist

rye-ee-ses en tampa 045016 we called on a massive statewide call. 5/ 045027 we're just asking for the charges to be dropped against these workers, working is not a crime. 6

THIS GROUP WANTS PEOPLE TO CALL THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

THEY'RE TRYING TO RAISE AWARENESS AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THE STATE ATTORNEY. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH LATEST-BNC, VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SUNDAY'S DEADLY PLANE CRASH ON A VENICE BEACH --

WE'RE HEARING FROM THE PILOT OF THAT PLANE.

THE CRASH KILLED A FATHER AND HIS 9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.

THEY WERE WALKING ON THE BEACH AT THE TIME.

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS OMMY DIED ON THE BEACH.

NINE-YEAR-OLD OCEANA PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT.

THIS AFTERNOON -- SPEAKING THROUGH HIS PASTOR -- PILOT KARL KOKOMOOR SAID HE NEVER SAW THE PEOPLE ON THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO, SS


the plane hit the water to rest with nose down at waters

edge.it was only after I landed, and we exited the plane that I realized

that there were people on the beach. I never saw them.

KOKOMOOR SAYS AND HIS FAMILY ARE DEVASTATED.

IRIZARRY, HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN WERE ON VACATION --

CELEBRATING THE COUPLE'S NINTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

OMMY'S WIFE RELEASED A STATEMENT THIS MORNING ABOUT THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER.

SHE SAYS OUR PRECIOUS OCEANA HAS JOINED HER DADDY IN HEAVEN.

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE SUFFERING WE ARE EXPERIENCING. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BEACH PLANE-trxVOTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

YET ANOTHER EMERGENCY LANDING --

THIS TIME ON MIAMI BEACH.

THE PILOT SUCCESSFULLY LANDED --

AFTER DEALING WITH A MECHANICAL PROBLEM TODAY.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

A SMALL PLANE SUCCESSFULLY MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON MIAMI BEACH WITHOUT ANY INJURIES.

THE SINGLE-ENGINE CESSNA LANDED ON THE SAND AROUND NOON TUESDAY. JUST EAST OF A1A.

THE PILOT REPORTED SOME SORT OF ENGINE TROUBLE.

MIAMI BEACH FIRE RESCUE SAID NO ONE WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP


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ZAC LIGHTNING UPDATE-OTS-SS VO


A LEHIGH ACRES TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH IS BEING CALLED A MIRACLE TONIGHT.

ZAC LATAWIEC'S MOM SAYS NURSES ARE CALLING HER 14-YEAR-OLD SON'S RECOVERY A MIRACLE.

ZAC MOVED HIS LEGS AND FINGERS AND EVEN ANSWERED A QUESTION BY NODDING.

DOCTORSCAUTION THAT HE HAS A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY.

HE, HIS GIRLFRIEND AND ANOTHER MAN WERE STRUCK BY A BOLT LAST WEEK.

CHELSEA GILL SURVIVED.

SCOTT WILCOX DIED ON THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-OC, SS (2)


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM --

ADMINISTRATOR SHUFFLE.

CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL IN LEE COUNTY HAS A NEW PRINCIPAL.

SOURCES TELL ABC7 -- ANGELA ROLES WILL BE NAMED THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT CYPRESS LAKE.

ROLES HAS SERVED AS PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR EIGHT YEARS.

REMEMBER --

FORMER CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL TRACY PERKINS RESIGNED TWO WEEKS AGO.

PERKINS SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT ON THE JOB.

THAT'S WHY SHE QUIT. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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COLLIER SUPER CONTRACT-VOWIPE


JUST MOMENTS AGO --

THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD VOTED TO EXTEND THE SUPERIENTENDENT'S CONTRACT.

IT PASSED IN A THREE TO TWO VOTE.

THAT MEANS DOCTOR KAMELA PATTON WILL BE ON THE JOB FOR ANOTHER FOUR MORE YEARS.

THIS EXTENSION ADDED TWO YEARS TO THE EXISTING CONTRACT.

BUT IT DID NOT COME WITHOUT CONTROVERSY --

MANY PEOPLE SPOKE TONIGHT FOR AND AGAINST HER CONTRACT BEING EXTENDED. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SUPER CONTRACT-SOTVO


:14"As a grandparent I could not recommend putting my grandson in public schools right now with what is going on and where we are going in the future."

THE CONTRACT EXTENSION REQUIRES A SECOND VOTE.

THAT'S HAPPENING TONIGHT --

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-OC EaniBox-WIPEVO


A SMALL, EMPTY CHUNK OF LAND HAS MANY PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS BEACH UPSET.

THE TOWN WANTS TO BUILD A PARKING LOT FOR THE HISTORIC MOUND HOUSE ON CONNECTICUT STREET.

FORT MYERS BEACH SAYS THAT WILL ALLEVIATE PARKING PROBLEMS.

THE TOWN BOUGHT THE LAND MONTHS AGO --

PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEARBY SAY THE LOT WILL BE AN EYESORE. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-SOTVO


Gene Simpson, Connecticut Street/Opposes Lot "I think it's a waste of people money. I just think they want to do something with the land."

Phoebe Godfrey, Connecticut Street/Supports lot "Public spaces are very important and whether they are parking lots. people need places that are supported by public funds."

FORT MYERS BEACH IS REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY FOR INPUT.

THEY HOPE TO HAVE A DECISION BEFORE THE MOUND HOUSE REOPENS NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOTE 2014-CLIP


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CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-OTS-VO


CHARLIE CRIST IS MAKING PROMISES -

IF HE GETS THE STATE'S TOP JOB.

CRIST RELEASED HIS "FIRST DAY OF OFFICE" PLAN TODAY.

CRIST SAYS ON DAY ONE --

HE'LL SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER CALLING ON FLORIDA COMPANIES TO PAY WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY.

HE ALSO WANTS TO PUT A LAW ON THE BOOKS THAT PREVENTS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST GAY AND LESBIAN EMPLOYEES.

MOST VOTERS WE TALKED TO SUPPORT BOTH PLANS. Return to index of stories...


CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-SOTVO


Brandy Wine/Ft. Myers / 04:32 I think that equality should be across the board including women and all races. 04:37

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT CALLED CRIST'S ANNOUNCEMENT -- ALL TALK AND NO ACTION.

CRIST MUST STILL WIN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY.

HE'S FACING NAN RICH. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VOWIPE


ITS ALMOST BACK TO SCHOOL --

TONIGHT - STUDENTS AND PARENTS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES GEARING UP FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

LEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRAHAM SAYS THE DISTRICT IS "GOING BACK TO THE BASICS" FOR FIRE DRILL POLICIES.

GRAHAM TOLD BOARD MEMBERS TODAY -- ALL PRINCIPALS WILL BE TRAINED.

THE PROPOSED FIRE DRILL POLICY INCLUDES TWO IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL -- AND THEN ONCE A MONTH FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

THERE'S ALSO A NEW WEB BASED REPORTING SYSTEM.

LEE COUNTY STUDENTS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES GOING BACK TO SCHOOL SOON.

AFTER REPORTS SURFACED THAT 40 PERCENT OF SCHOOLS MISSED DOING OR REPORTING DRILLS - Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-SOTVO


SOT - Dr. Nancy Graham - Superintendent

02:37:13 we're meeting to strictly talk about management and the basics of running a school house, so we're going to go back to the basics. 02:37:18

THIS NEW POLICY COMES AFTER AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS WERE NOT IN LINE WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S FIRE DRILL REQUIREMENTS.

A PUBLIC HEARING IS SET FOR AUGUST 12TH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-VOWIPE


HAPPENING NOW --

CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE WORKING TO REPLACE WATER PIPES IN SOME OF THE OLDEST PARTS OF THE CITY.

THEY'RE FOCUSING PRIMARILY ON THE NEIGHBORHOODS SOUTH OF CAPE CORAL PARKWAY.

CITY LEADERS ADMIT --

THE OLD METAL PIPES CREATED LOUSY WATER PRESSURE AND FREQUENT WATER MAIN BREAKS.

THE NEW PLASTIC PIPES THESE CREWS ARE INSTALLING SHOULD FIX THE ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-SOTVO


00:16:36" Save money, better pressure? Sounds like a win-win to me"

Gary Blessing, Cape Coral

00:12:19 "Replacing it with a larger now these residents will have

good flow good volume, and hopefully be able to take a good shower."

Bill Sperry, Cape Coral Engineer

THIS PROJECT WILL COST ALMOST THREE MILLION DOLLARS AND TAKE A FEW YEARS TO COMPLETE.

AS A PRECAUTION -- PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA THE CREWS ARE WORKING WILL BE UNDER A SHORT BOIL WATER NOTICE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


CATS --

WITH CLAWS AND TEETH.

THEY MAY LOOK FIERCE.

BUT THEY NEED YOUR HELP TONIGHT.

WHAT YOUR EATING MAY POSSIBLY BE AFFECTING THEIR HOMES.

AND DO YOU LOVE YOUR SMARTPHONE?

HOW ABOUT HILTON HOTELS?

WELL THOSE TWO ARE COMBINING TO MAKE A GREAT COMBINATION.

WE HAVE THE DETAILS.

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TZ1 A TIGER DAY-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HILTON SMARTGAGETS-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


We'll be dodging downpours through this Tuesday evening as spotty rain continues to roam in from the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the rain may be quite heavy, and a few of these downpours could also produce lightning along with gusty winds.

We'll keep rain chances in play through the overnight into Wednesday morning as our winds continue to come in from the Gulf, which is a weather pattern that favors morning showers.

Aside from seeing scattered rain through the next couple of days, expect a partly sunny sky with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Some isolated rain will be possible again Thursday morning, and then we transition into seeing more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend.

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 over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models suggest this storm eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL TIGER DAY-POP, VO


TODAY IS "INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY."

BUT DID YOU KNOW --

THE NAPLES ZOO WANTS TO WARN YOU ABOUT THINGS YOU MIGHT BE USING --

THAT ENDANGER A TIGER'S HABITAT.

ZOOKEEPERS SAY COMPANIES ARE CLEARING OUT JUNGLES TO HARVEST PALM OIL.

IT'S A TYPE OF VEGETABLE OIL USED IN SOAPS, COOKIES, AND FROZEN FOOD.

THE DEMAND FOR THE PRODUCT IS DESTROYING THE TIGERS' HOMES. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL TIGER DAY-SOTVO


SOT

40:06-40:12

"They clear the land to grow these gigantic plantations which eliminates the natural habitat for these animals."

SOT

50:57-51:02

"I was very surprised. I didn't know it was threatening their habitat as much as it is."

EXPERTS SUGGEST LOOKING FOR SUSTAINABLY-GROWN PALM OIL.

COMPANIES PLANT NEW PALM TREES ONCE THE OLD ONES HAVE STOPPED PRODUCING. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO APARTMENT FIRE-VO


NEARLY TWO DOZEN CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE HOMELESS TONIGHT AFTER A FIRE DESTROYED SEVERAL APARTMENTS.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY AROUND NINE O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET SPARKED THE FIRE.

THE FLAMES DAMANGED THREE UNITS AT THE HAMPTON POINT APARTMENTS NEAR PUNTA GORDA.

ALL OF THE RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED BECAUSE CREWS HAD TO SHUT OFF POWER TO THE COMPLEX.

THE GENERAL MANAGER AT THE HAMPTON INN LIVES IN ONE OF THE UNITS THAT WASN'T DAMAGED AND STEPPED IN TO HELP.

THE HAMPTON INN IS PUTTING UP SIX FAMILIES FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


HILTON GOES HIGH TECH-trxVOTOPS


THE HILTON COMPANY IS GOING HIGH TECH FOR THEIR HOTEL GUESTS!

INSTEAD OF THOSE CLUMSY ROOM KEYS --

YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO SIMPLY YOUR USE YOUR PHONE --

TO GET INTO YOUR ROOM AT A HILTON HOTEL.

AND THAT'S NOT ALL --

GUESTS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO CHOOSE A ROOM--

AND MAKE SPECIAL REQUESTS BEFORE THEY CHECK IN.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE ALL THOSE CHANGES BY NEXT YEAR.

HILTON WORLDWIDE IS GOING HIGH TECH.

GUESTS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO USE THEIR SMARTPHONES TO ACCESS THEIR ROOMS --

THEY'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THEIR ROOM, CHECK IN AND MAKE SPECIAL REQUESTS FROM THEIR MOBILE DEVICES.

DIGITAL CHECK-IN WILL BE AVAILABLE AT MORE THAN 4,000 HILTON WORLDWIDE PROPERTIES WORLDWIDE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

HILTON PLANS TO SWITCH FROM ROOM KEYS TO SMARTPHONES BY THE END OF 2015. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


pigs snorting

THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE PIG!

IN FACT THEY ARE CAUSING HEADACHES FOR NEIGHBORHOODS IN LEE COUNTY.

NOW OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO STOP THE GROWING HOG POPULATIONS.

AND ITS NOT A BIRD, OR PLANE --

BUT ITS A BAT- KID!

AND HE'S COULD POSSIBLY BE FLYING INTO A THEATER NEAR YOU.

HIS STORY -- AND WHY A MOVIE WAS MADE FOR HIM! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A HOG HUNTING-NATSVO


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TZ2 B BATKID GETS A MOVIE-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


We'll be dodging downpours through this Tuesday evening as spotty rain continues to roam in from the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the rain may be quite heavy, and a few of these downpours could also produce lightning along with gusty winds.

We'll keep rain chances in play through the overnight into Wednesday morning as our winds continue to come in from the Gulf, which is a weather pattern that favors morning showers.

Aside from seeing scattered rain through the next couple of days, expect a partly sunny sky with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Some isolated rain will be possible again Thursday morning, and then we transition into seeing more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend.

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 over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models suggest this storm eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-POP, VO


LIVING IN LEE COUNTY YOU'RE BOUND TO SEE A WILD HOG AT ONE POINT.

AND NOW --

COUNTY LEADERS WANT TO HEAR FROM HUNTING COMPANIES --

WHO COULD LEAD HOG HUNTS ON OUR LAND.

TRAPPING THE HOGS ISN'T WORKING.

THE COUNTY WANTS TO CONTROL THE HOG POPULATION.

SO THE COUNTY'S CONSIDERING SETTING UP IN RURAL AREAS --

WITH EXTREME HOG POPULATIONS. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-SOTVO


we're looking for an operator who will run our hunts, do it safely, work within the confines of our natural resources, keep the general public safe and offer good, quality recreational opportunity for local citizens."

THE PUBLIC MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THIS STARTED AN HOUR-AND-A-HALF AGO.

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NEAR MISS TRAIN AX-trxNATSVOTOP


train wistle

CAN YOU SEE WHAT'S IN FRONT OF THAT TRAIN?

TWO WOMEN - TRAPPED ON THE TRACKS.

THE CONDUCTOR COULDN'T STOP IN TIME -- THE WOMEN WERE ABLE TO LIE DOWN ON THE TRACKS AND THEY SURVIVED.

THIS WAS NEAR INDIANAPOLIS.

OFFICERS SAY THE WOMEN WERE TRESPASSING ON the 80 FOOT HIGH BRIDGE WHEN THE TRAIN CAME UP.

TONIGHT BOTH FACE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MOST RECALLED VEHICLES-OTS-VO


FOR THE 6TH TIME THIS YEAR --

G-M IS RECALLING ONE OF THEIR POPULAR TRUCKS.

THAT'S JUST LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH.

OWNERS OF THE 20-14 CHEVY SILVERADO AND G-M-C SIERRA --

ARE FACING YET ANOTHER RECALL TONIGHT.

THE 6TH MAKE IT THE MOST RECALLED CAR.

THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THE FLOOR MATS.

YOU'LL GET A LETTER IF YOU'RE IMPACTED.

THE 20-14 CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND G-M-C SIERRA HAVE BEEN RECALLED *SIX TIMES* ALREADY THIS YEAR!

THAT'S MORE THAN ANY OTHER VEHICLE SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES.

AND BOTH PICK-UPS HAVE SEEN *NINE* RECALLS ISSUED SINCE THEY WENT ON SALE LAST YEAR.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE, THESE RECALLS DIDN'T AFFECT *ALL* OF THE VEHICLES SOLD.

SOME WERE FOR FEWER THAN 500 TRUCKS, FOR ISSUES LIKE LOOSE FLOOR MATS.

G-M SAYS THE AWARD-WINNING SILVERADO REMAINS ITS BEST-SELLING VEHICLE IN AMERICA, WITH THE SIERRA CLOSE BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


RAW FOODS-TCMON, VO


HAVE YOU TRIED THE RAW FOOD DIET --

ONLY EATING

UNPROCESSED.

UNPASTEURIZED

UNCOOKED FOOD?

IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING WE FOUND OUT IF IT'S HEALTHY AND IF IT REALLY HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS.

SOME SAY IT CUTS THE RISK OF HEART DISESAE AND HAS MORE NUTRITIONAL VALUE.

THEY SAY THAT'S BECAUSE YOU AVOID CHEMICALLY ALTERED FOODS.

DIETICIANS SAY NOT SO FAST.

COOKING YOUR FOOD ELIMINATES THE RISK OF DEADLY BACTERIA SUCH AS SALMONELLA AND E.COLI.

RAW FOOD ADVOCATES ALSO CLAIM YOU CONSUME FEWER CALORIES.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TO SEE IF THIS DIET IS RIGHT FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


BATKID GETS A MOVIE-VO


HE DREAMED OF BECOMING A SUPERHERO --

AND THAT DREAM JUST CAME TRUE FOR A FIVE YEAR OLD BOY WITH LUKEMIA.

5-YEAR OLD MILES SCOTT CALLS HIMSELF BATKID.

THIS IS HIS TRAILER FOR HIS UPCOMING MOVIE "BATKID BEGINS".

IT'S A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HIS BATTLE WITH LUKEMIA.

MONEY RAISED FROM THE DOCUMENTARY WILL GO TOWARD CANCER RESEARCH.

HE DREAMED OF BEING BATMAN AND THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO MADE IT HAPPEN.

NOW, 5 YEAR-OLD LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR MILES SCOTT, BETTER KNOWN AS "BATKID" MAY BE HEADED TO THE BIG SCREEN.

THIS IS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR HIS FIRST MOVIE "BATKID BEGINS."

IT'S A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MILE'S BATTLE WITH LEUKEMIA AND SAN FRANCISCO'S PUSH TO TURN THE BAY AREA INTO GOTHAM CITY FOR THE LITTLE SUPER HERO.

FILMMAKER DANA NACHMAN HAS LAUNCHED AN INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE FILM. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


TRAINING CAMP CONTINUES FOR THE BUCCANEERS--- AND THEY WANT TO PUT SOME POINTS ON THE BOARD-- WE HEAR FROM ONE OF THEIR NEW WEAPONS

PLUS --- SPEAKING OF OFFFENSE--- THE DOLPHINS NEW OFFENSE IS FAST AND FURIOUS--- WE HAVE A REPORT FROM DAVIE---- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) APP TO WORKOUT-VOTOPS-WIPE


MISS A WORKOUT --

PAY A FINE --

AT 11 --

ABC7 SHOWS YOU THE APP --

THE MOTIVATES YOU TO MOVE. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) KID HANGS ONTO CAR-NATSVO


"Keep following; this kid is hanging on for dear life."

A TEN MINUTE RIDE --

ON THE TOP OF A CAR.

A TEEN HOLD'S ON TIGHT --

WHILE WITNESSES CALL FOR HELP.

AT 11 --

THE PERSON BEHIND THE WHEEL --

IS BOUND TO SURPRISE YOU. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS HAVE ALL THE TRADITION IN THE WORLD. HALL OF FAME PLAYERS. SUPER BOWL TITLES. THE ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAM. IN NFL HISTORY. THE ONE THING THEY DON'T HAVE. IS A CRYSTAL BALL---- TOUGH TO PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR--- BUT THE FINS SAY THEY SEE PLAYOFFS IN THEIR FUTURE--- ESPECIALLY WITH A NEW-- HIGH TEMPO --- OFFENSE--- OUR---- CHRIS PARKS HAS MORE FROM TRAINING CAMP--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-PKG


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TB BUCS-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF OFFENSE-- THE BUCCANEERS WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT LOOK AS WELL---

THEY HAVE A NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR IN JEFF TEDFORD AND NEW QUARTERBACK IN JOSH MCCOWN

THE BUCS ALSO ADDED FIRST ROUND PICK --- MIKE EVANS--

---- THE BIG WIDE RECEIVER--- JOINS PRO BOWLER-- VINCENT JACKSON-- TO MAKE A PRETTY TOUGH ONE--- TWO PUNCH Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-SOTTOPS


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LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS


THE QUEST TO GET TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES CONTUNUES FOR THE SOFTBALL TEAM FROM GREATER FORT MYERS---

THE LADIES ARE PLAYING AS WE SPEAKING--- TAKING ON A TEAM OUT OF VIRGINIA IN THE SEMI FINALS----- OF THE SOUTHWEST REGIONAL ---

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TEAM USA-VOTOPS


TEAM USA BASKETBALL -- STARTED PRACTICING FOR THE FIBA WORLD CUP-- WHICH WILL BE IN SPAIN STARTING NEXT MONTH----

IT'S A 24 TEAM TOURNAMENT--- THAT TIPS OFF AUGUST 30TH

RIGHT NOW--- A NUMBER OF NBA STARS-- ARE BATTLING TO MAKE A 12-MAN ROSTER-- Return to index of stories...


TEAM USA-SOTTOPS


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BYRON SCOTT-VOTOPS


TODAY THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS-- INTRODUCED BYRON SCOTT AS THEIR NEW HEAD COACH---

--- SCOTT WAS PART OF THE SHOWTIME LAKERS BACK IN THE 80'S----- WINNING 3 NBA TITLES----

SCOTT HAS COACHED 3 DIFFERENT TEAMS IN HIS NBA CAREER--- INCLUDING THE NEW JERSEY NETS TO BACK TO BACK NBA FINALS Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


IT WAS TROY TULOWITZKI -- T-SHIRT NIGHT AT THE COLORADO ROCKIES GAME OVER THE WEEKEND---

THE PROBLEM IS-- TULOWITZKI WAS MISSPELLED--- -- IT WAS MISSING A T-- AND I'M GUESSING SOMEONE IS MISSING THEIR JOB RIGHT ABOUT NOW--

--- FANS WERE OFFERED FREE TICKETS AND NEW T-SHRITS Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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