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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 C C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS
ANCHOR SUPERS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HEADLINES------------- NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL2)KIDS CLASS VIRGIN AIRLINES-VO-WIPE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
HL3) FITNESS BAND THAT ZAPS-SSTOPS TS1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS(2)
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VOTOPSWIPE
BREAKING OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS3) ZAC'S STATUS UPDATE-SSTOPS, VO
VENICE PLANE CRASH-2SH SS DISS LIVE CONGRESS' LAST WEEK-CLIP, 2SH VO IN POP
VENICE PLANE CRASH-LIVE U VA HEALTH SYSTEM-VOTOPS
VENICE PLANE CRASH-VO, SS HIGHWAY BILL-2SH POP
VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO IMMIGRATION-VOTOPS
CONDOLENCES FROM FAM FRIENDS-SS OBAMA RUSSIA NEW SANCTIONS-trxVOTOPS
VENICE PLANE CRASH 911-SOTVO,SS,OC RUSSIAN NUCLEAR TREATY-OTS
WHY DIDN'T FAMILY HEAR PLANE-SOTVO ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-OC
ZAC STATUS UPDATE-VO,SS(2) WEST AFRICA EBOLA-VO
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-TRXSOTVO,CG LIGHTNING STRIKE CA-VO
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVO CLIPPERS STERLING-VO
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-TRX-NATSVO-POP SUSPECTS NAMED THEATER SHOOTING-VO
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-VO IN POP, VOFULL FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-VOWIPE
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-SOTVO FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-SOTVO
LEE CO. SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-VO BOAT RESCUE IN DELRAY-VOWIPE
NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SS-VO-WIPE BOAT RESCUE IN DELRAY-SOTVO
NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SOTVO C SECTION CONTROVERSY-TC-VO
NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-VOWIPE C SECTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO-SS-TC
NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-SOTVO MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-TRX-VOTOPS
CAPE STREET LIGHT-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
SHELL FACTORY-trxVOTOPS TZ5 A OK CUPID LIES-VO-WIPE
SHELL FACTORY-SOTVO TZ5 B FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-SSTOPS
LEE TRAN FEE INCREASE-VIDBOX WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT GMA: OK CUPID LIES-2-SHOT
TZ1 A WIFI HACKERS-VOTOPS GMA: OK CUPID LIES-PKG
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
WIFI HACKERS-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
WIFI HACKERS-PKG FORECAST-WX WALL
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT KIDS CLASS VIRGIN AIRLINES-VO
TZ2 A TWITTER FIRE CHALLENGE-VOTOPS ALLERGIES IMPAIR DRIVING-VO
TZ2 B CAPE SWIMMING LESSONS-VOTOPS TOPLESS TOUR-SS
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP SCAMMERS POSE AS POLICE-CG(RVL) 5
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-VO-WIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-SOTVO
CAPE SWIMMING LESSONS-CLIP 2SHOT FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-CLIP, SS
CAPE SWIMMING LESSONS-LLPKG, SS NEW PHOTO TREND-2SHOT VO
TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-2SH VOWIPE TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-SOTVO TZ6 A HOT CAR DEATH APP-SSTOPS
NAPLES AIRPORT POND WATER-VO TZ6 RUNNING BENEFITS-VO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
TZ3 A SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE HOT CAR DEATH APP-2SH SS
SAME SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE-OTS RUNNING BENEFITS-VO
BONITA ROAD PROJECT-EANIBOX, VOFULL VETERAN PAWS DONATION-VOWIPE
BONITA ROAD PROJECT-SOTVO VETERAN PAWS DONATION-SOTVO BNR
PINE ISLAND PRESERVE PLAN-CG TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
THE BLUNT TRUTH-CG TS1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS(2)
NEW FL UNIVERSITY-CG TS2) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VOTOPSWIPE
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS3) ZACS STATUS UPDATE-SSTOPS, VOWIPE
TZ4 A CONGRESS LAST WEEK-VO-WIPE TS4) LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILL-VOTOPS
TZ4 B SUSPECTES NAMED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-------------


POLICE SCANNER 3:44 "MULTIPLE SUBJECTS AROUND THE PLANE, ADVISING HEAD

INJURIES. 38 YEAR OLD MALE"

THE FRANTIC MOMENTS AFTER THIS PLANE CRASHED INTO A FAMILY --

AND AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION: HOW COULD THE FAMILY ON THE GROUND NOT HAVE *HEARD* THE PLANE AS IT CAME TOWARD THEM?

AND IMAGINE A SEGREGATED AIRLINE FLIGHT --

ONE SECTION JUST FOR CHILDREN -- AND ONE FOR ADULTS ONLY.

THAT COULD SOON HAPPEN.

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT VIRGIN AIRLINES NEW VISION!

AND A FITNESS WRISTBAND THAT SHOCKS YOU INTO WORKING OUT HARDER --

COULD THIS BE THE NEXT BIG THING TO HELP PEOPLE LOSE WEIGHT? Return to index of stories...


HL1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


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HL2)KIDS CLASS VIRGIN AIRLINES-VO-WIPE


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HL3) FITNESS BAND THAT ZAPS-SSTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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BREAKING OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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VENICE PLANE CRASH-2SH SS DISS LIVE


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF SARASOTA COUNTY RIGHT NOW --

A TRAGIC PLANE CRASH ON CASPERSAN BEACH CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE.9 YEAR OLD OCEANA PASSING AWAY FROM HER INJURIES.

THE ACCIDENT ALEADY KILLING HER FATHER, A 12 YEAR ARMY VETERAN

ABC7'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE AT THE VENICE AIRPORT THIS MORNING WITH THE details sam? Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-LIVE U


AMY ROB GOOD MORNING--- AS IF THIS STORY WASN'T sad ENOUGH--- REBECCA IRIZARRY LOST HER HUSBAND AND NOW HER 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA.

THE 9 YEAR OLD WAS FLOWN FROM CASPERSAN BEACH SUNDAY AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY THE WING OF THAT PLANE. SHE REMAINED IN CRITICAL CONDITION UNTIL LAST NIGHT.

THE PINELLAS COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE CONFIRMS TO US SHE DIED AT 11:30 LAST NIGHT.

HER DAD--- OMMY--- A 12 YEAR ARMY VETERAN DIED ON THE BEACH. THE FAMILY WAS HERE ON VACATION--- OMMY AND REBECCA WERE CELEBRATING THEIR 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY.

AT THIS HOUR IT REMAINS UNCLEAR WHY THAT PLANE CRASHED. THE NTSB AND THE FAA ARE INVESTIGATIING.

ONCE AGAIN WE CAN CONFIRM THAT THE NINE YEAR OLD GIRL OCEANA HAD DIED.

REPORTING LIVE IN VENICE THIS MORNING SAM SWEENEY ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-VO, SS


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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...


CONDOLENCES FROM FAM FRIENDS-SS


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

US ARMY COLLEAGUE JOSE BOCANEGRA POSTED --

MY HEART IS HURTING I LOST A FRIEND YESTERDAY AND TODAY HIS DAUGHTER MET HIM IN HEAVEN AS SHE HAS PASSED AWAY. I FEEL THE PAIN THEY ARE GOING THRU AS A FATHER OF 3 LITTLE GIRLS I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THEIR PAIN. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH 911-SOTVO,SS,OC


THIS MORNING, WE'RE ALSO HEARING THE 911 CALLS THAT WERE MADE DURING THAT FRANTIC PLANE CRASH --

JUST TAKE A LISTEN --

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. Return to index of stories...


WHY DIDN'T FAMILY HEAR PLANE-SOTVO


THIS MORNING, MANY ARE ALSO ASKING HOW COULD THE FAMILY NOT HAVE HEARD THE PLANE COMING --

BUT WITNESSES SAY THE WIND AND SURF ON THE BEACH WAS LOUD --

AND IF THE PLANE DIDN'T HAVE POWER, WHICH IS WHAT IS BEING REPORTED, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NEARLY SILENT.

AND THE PILOT MAY HAVE HAD LITTLE CONTROL OVER THE PLANE

SOT JOHN NANCE, AVIATION ANALYST: "YOU'RE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO SEE

SOMEBODY WALKING DOWN A BEACH UNTIL THE VERY LAST SECOND AND THE ABILITY TO

PULL UP IS JUST NOT THERE."

UNLIKE THE IRIZARRYS, KOKOMOOR AND HIS PASSENGER WALKED AWAY UNHURT. EYE WITNESSES SAY ON THAT BEACH, WITH THE WIND AND THE SURF, AND

THE ENGINE MAY HAVE CUT OFF, IRIZARRY DIDN'T SEE THE PLANE COMING AND

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ZAC STATUS UPDATE-VO,SS(2)


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING, ABOUT ONE OF THE TEENS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST WEEK.

ABC7 TALKED TO ZAC LATAWIEC'S MOM MONDAY AFTERNOON.

SHE SAYS HE BRIEFLY OPENED HIS EYES AND SMILED

DOCTORS TOLD HER IT IS DEFINITELY A POSITIVE SIGN, BUT CAUTION THAT ZAC IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET.

HE IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND HAS BRAIN DAMAGE.

ZAC AND HIS GIRLFRIEND CHELSEA WERE HOLDING HANDS LAST TUESDAY WHEN THE LIGHTNING HIT.

CHELSEA WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

THEIR FRIEND, SCOTT WILCOX, DIED INSTANTLY.

WE LEARNED HIS FAMILY IS STILL ARRANGING FOR HIS BODY TO BE SENT BACK TO HIS NATIVE NEW YORK, WHERE HE WILL BE CREMATED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-TRXSOTVO,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...


FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-TRX-NATSVO-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 --

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FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-VO IN POP, VOFULL


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-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."

: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...


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...


NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SS-VO-WIPE


A NORTH NAPLES COMMUNITY IS PUSHING FOR ANSWERS AFTER A TEEN WAS FOUND DEAD IN A POND OVER THE WEEKEND.

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...


NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-VOWIPE


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

AND THIS MORNING -

THE SUSPECTS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

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

THE VANDALS SPRAY PAINTED ON 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 ---

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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 KNOW ANYTHING --

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


CAPE STREET LIGHT-VO


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 -

AS LONG AS THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT ISN'T STRUCK DOWN BY THE STATE SUPREME COURT. 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...


LEE TRAN FEE INCREASE-VIDBOX


THIS WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK TO GIVE YOUR INPUT ON A PROPOSAL TO INCREASE BUS FARE PRICES.

THE PROPOSED FARE INCREASE WOULD GO UP 25 CENTS.

THAT MEAN'S YOU'D NEED A BUCK-FIFTY TO RIDE LEE TRAN FOR ADULTS.

DISABLED PASSENGERS WHO USE A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE WOULD SEE A 50 CENT HIKE.

THERE ARE TWO MEETINGS LEFT --

THE NEXT ONE IS TONIGHT AT 5:30 AT THE LEE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN FORT MYERS.

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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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IF YOU'RE STILL PLANING THAT FINAL SUMMER VACATION --

WE HAVE A NEW WARNING FOR YOU --

WE'LL TELL WHY PUBLIC WI-FI AT SOME HOTELS COULD PUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE LINE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A WIFI HACKERS-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


WIFI HACKERS-2-SHOT


A TRAVEL ALERT FOR YOUR SUMMER VACATION.

IT IS ONE OF THE BIG SELLING POINTS FOR FAMILIES ON THE ROAD -- FREE WI-FI.

HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS MAKING IT EASY FOR YOU TO GO ONLINE.

BUT IT MAY ALSO BE EASIER TO STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS SHOWS HOW TO STAY SAFE AND CONNECTED WHEN YOU TRAVEL. Return to index of stories...


WIFI HACKERS-PKG


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IT'S SUMMERTIME YOU'RE ON THE MOVEBUT TRYING TO STAY CONNECTED

LOGGING ON TO FREE WIFIIN HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND AIRPORTS

BUT WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW, IS THAT IF YOU LOG ON TO THAT FREE WIFI, YOU

COULD BE ROLLING THE DICE WITH YOUR PRIVACY

NATS

CURRENTLY WE HAVE ABOUT 260 NETWORKS AND WE'VE TRAVELED ABOUT WHAT? 1 YARD?

WE'RE CRUISING THE STREETS OF NEW YORK - SCANNING FOR WI-FI HOTSPOTS.

NATS

THERE'S SOMEBODY'S MOBILE WIRELESS ACCESS

MANY OF THOSE WIRELESS NETWORKS ARE UNPROTECTED

SOT CHESTER WISNIEWSKI, SECURITY SPECIALIST: I CAN SEE EVERYTHING THEY'RE

DOING. I CAN SEE THEIR INSTANT MESSAGE CONVERSATIONS, THE PHOTOS THEY'RE

SHARING

CHESTER WISNIEWSKI A SECURITY SPECIALIST, TELLS US MANY PEOPLE ARE HACKED

WHILE ACCESSING FREE WIFI

SOT DAVIS: WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A COFFEE SHOP OR A COMPUTER STORE THAT OFFERS

FREE WI-FI, A HOTEL EVEN, IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO GO ON THERE?

SOT: IT'S VERY EASY FOR AN INTRUDER TO /SEE EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING.

THAT MEANS IF YOU'RE BANKING ONLINE, PAYING BILLS A HACKER COULD SEE THAT

TOO.

SOT CHESTER: I MEAN, FREE IS NICE/YOU ARE PAYING WITH YOUR PRIVACY.

CHESTER SAYS HACKERS EVEN SET UP FAKE WI-FI SPOTS TO ENTRAP YOU.

IN A MATTER OF MOMENTSHE SETS UP A FREE NETWORK HE CALLS "FREE PUBLIC WIFI".

IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES

SOT CHESTER: "I'VE GOT 3 ANDRIODS, 2 IPHONES AND AN IPAD."

SOT CHESTER: WHEN CRIMINALS DO THIS, THEY'LL IMPERSONATE THINGS / THEY'LL

PRETEND TO BE FAMOUS COFFEE SHOP NAMES, HOTEL NAMES

SOT DAVIS: SO THERE'S NOTHING STOPPING US FROM GOING INTO A STARBUCKS AND

SETTING UP FREE WIFI THAT SAYS "STARBUCKS FREE WIFI"?

SOT CHESTER: "NOTHING"

OF COURSE CHESTER DIDN'T PEEKBUT SOMEONE WITH BAD INTENTIONS COULD.

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT IF YOU'RE TEMPTED TO SAVE MONEY ON THOSE DATA

ROMING CHARGES BY USING FREE WIFI.

SOT CHESTER: "I DON'T THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE RISK/I THINK THEY DON'T

KNOW."

SOT DAVIS: "I DIDN'T KNOW."

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


LINDSEY DAVIS REPORTING.

EXPERTS ADVISE TO USE YOUR 3 OR 4G NETWORK INSTEAD OF FREE WI-FI WHENEVER YOU CAN.

ANOTHER TIP, CONSIDER PAYING A SMALL MONTHLY FEE FOR A V-P-N. THAT'S A PRIVATE NETWORK WHICH ENCRYPTS YOUR INFORMATION AND ALLOWS YOU TO SAFELY USE FREE PUBLIC WIFI.

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

THERE'S A NEW TREND THAT'S TAKING THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD BY STORM --

THE NEW CHALLENGE THAT COULD BE DEADLY FOR YOUR TEEN.

PLUS --

IT'S NOT JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM --

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT SOME IMPORTANT SWIMMING TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY ALIVE DURING AN EMERGENCY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A TWITTER FIRE CHALLENGE-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B CAPE SWIMMING LESSONS-VOTOPS


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ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


Some minor tweaks to update the weather discussion. Thanks!

PASSING 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. We'll even keep the possibility for a few showers and storms to continue to wash ashore through the afternoon and evening.

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 degrees 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.

The other concern today is that the onshore breeze gives us a an increased risk of rip currents on our local beaches.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SWIMMING LESSONS-CLIP 2SHOT


DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SWIM?

MOST. WILL ANSWER WITH A YES OR NO -- BUT THINK ABOUT THIS.

THERE'S A LIST OF THINGS THE AMERICAN RED CROSS SAYS WE NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO STAY ALIVE IN AN EMERGENCY.

ABC7'S ALEX DE ARMAS IS AT THE WELLNESS CENTER IN CAPE CORAL--- WHERE LOCAL INSTRUCTORS ARE TEACHING FAMILIES THESE VALUABLE TRICKS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SWIMMING LESSONS-LLPKG, SS


GOOD MORNING.

I KNOW I CAN SWIM AND GET FROM POINT A TO POINT B-- BUT AFTER LEARNING ABOUT THESE "IMPORTANT-TO- KNOW" TIPS TO STAY ALIVE--- I'M STARTING TO THINK I MAY NEED TO HIT THE WATER AND LEARN HOW TO REALLY SWIM.

TO HELP US THIS MORNINGS--- I'M HERE WITH AMANDA DUSICK.

SHE'S A RED CROSS CERTIFIED SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR AND HAS BEEN TEACHING FAMILIES HOW TO SWIM FOR 5 YEARS.

AND IN THE WATER TO SHOW US WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT-- WE HAVE SOME VERY HELPFUL DEMONSTRATORS.

SO THERE'S A LIST OF THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW TO HELP US IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY-- BUT WE ARE FOCUSING ON TWO SPECIFIC ONES THIS MORNING-- FLOATING AND TREADING WATER.

1. How to float

- relax

- find your own way

- Tshirt trick

- keep your airway above water

2. How to tread water

- stay vertical

- keep moving

- keep airway above water

AND THE KEY IS-- PRACTICE.

AMANDA SAYS SWIMMING IS LIKE ANYTHING ELSE-- THE MORE YOU PRACTICE THE MORE COMFORTABLE YOU'LL BE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- GO TO OUR WEBSITE --

ABC DASH 7 DOT COM.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL -- ALEX DE ARMAS ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER #FIRECHALLENGE-2SH VOWIPE


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

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

ITS CALLED THE FIRE CHALLENGE.

MULTIPLE NEWS AGENCIES IN KENTUCKY AND OHIO HAVE REPORTED SERIOUS INJURIES FROM THESE CHALLENGES.

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 BURNS WITHIN SECONDS AND THOSE INJURIES LAST A LIFETIME. 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...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


NEW DETAILS IN THE ONGOING BATTLE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN FLORIDA --

A MONROE COUNTY COUPLE NOW PUSHING FOR THE CASE TO BE SENT TO FLORIDA'S SUPREME COURT.

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TZ3 A SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VO-WIPE


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SAME SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE-OTS


TWO MONROE COUNTY MEN ARE CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THEY WANT TO GET FLORIDA'S SUPREME COURT INVOLVED.

THIS COMES AFTER A JUDGE OVERTURNED THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN IN THAT COUNTY.

A MOTION WAS FILED MONDAY. ASKING FOR THE CASE TO MOVE TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT.

THE TWO MEN HOPE THE CHALLENGE WILL MOVE FASTER. AND SKIP ANY UNNECESSARY STEPS.

THE APPEALS COURT GAVE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI -- WHOSE OFFICE HAS APPEALED THE MEN'S LEGAL VICTORY -- 10 DAYS TO RESPOND. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ROAD PROJECT-EANIBOX, VOFULL


A HEADS UP FOR DRIVERS IN 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 THE ROADWAY TO GET SOME HELP! 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


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

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

AS

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

THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THE PRESERVE IS WELL USED AND LIKED BY THE COMMUNITY.

IT'S TONIGHT AT 5:30 AT THE ELKS LODGE ON PINE ISLAND ROAD IN BOKEELIA. Return to index of stories...


THE BLUNT TRUTH-CG


AN INTERESTING EVENT HAPPENING TODAY IN COLLIER COUNTY --

THERE WILL BE A PRESENTATION ABOUT MARIJUANA --

IT'S CALLED THE "BLUNT TRUTH".

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

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

AND ITS IMPACT ON LOCAL YOUTH.

IT STARTS AT NOON AT THE M-L-K OFFICES ON OSCEOLA TRAIL IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


NEW FL UNIVERSITY-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...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


IT'S A PIVOTAL WEEK ON CAPITOL HILL --

Will Congress get anything done this week, ahead of their August recess?

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- ABC7 HAS A LOOK AT THE LAST MINUTE SCRAMBLE GOING ON IN WASHINGTON.

AND NEW DETAILS IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A TEENAGE GIRL IN MANATEE COUNTY.

THE SUSPECT INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING FOR.

PLUS -- A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC AMONG WOMEN CONTINUES TO GROW --

FIND OUT WHAT DOCTORS ARE SAYING ABOUT FORCED C SECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A CONGRESS LAST WEEK-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B SUSPECTES NAMED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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TZ4 C C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


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

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

THE DOW WAS PRETTY MUCH FLAT ON MONDAY. CLOSING 18 POINTS BELOW THE 17 THOUSAND MARK.

THE SOUTH KOREAN STOCK MARKET IS AT A THREE-YEAR HIGH TODAY. AHEAD OF US AND CHINESE ECONOMIC REPORTS OUT TODAY.

IN THE U-S, COLLECTION AGENCIES HAVE BEEN BUSY.

A NEW STUDY SAYS 35 PERCENT OF AMERICANS HAVE DEBTS AND UNPAID BILLS THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO COLLECTION AGENCIES.

MOST ARE FROM CREDIT CARDS OR HOSPITAL BILLS.

THAT HURTS CREDIT SCORES AND POSSIBLY EVEN JOB PROSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS(2)


THIS MORNING WE HAVE LEARNED THAT 9 YEAR OLD OCEANA HAS PASSED AWAY. AFTER BEING HIT BY A PLANE THAT CRASH LANDED ON A SARASOTA BEACH SHE WAS WALKING ALONG WITH HER FATHER.

HER FATHER, OMMY IRIZZARY A 12 YEAR ARMY VETERAN DIED ON THE SCENE --

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER CONFIRMS THE CHILD DIED LAST NIGHT. WE ARE ALREADY SEEING AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AND CONDOLENCES ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FAMILY AND FRIENDS POSTING AND SHARING THEIR GRIEF.

THE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER SURVIVED AND ARE NOW COOPERATING WITH THE F-A-A IN THE INVESTIGATION Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VOTOPSWIPE


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...


TS3) ZAC'S STATUS UPDATE-SSTOPS, VO


ZAC LATAWIEC IS SEEING SOME IMPROVEMENT THIS MORNING --

HE'S ONE OF THE TEENS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST WEEK.

ZAC'S MOM MONDAY SAYS HE BRIEFLY OPENED HIS EYES AND SMILED ON MONDAY.

DOCTORS TOLD HER IT IS DEFINITELY A POSITIVE SIGN, BUT CAUTION THAT ZAC IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET.

HE IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND HAS BRAIN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESS' LAST WEEK-CLIP, 2SH VO IN POP


THIS MORNING WE'RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT CONGRESS' LAST WEEK IN WASHINGTON.

THERE'S A LOT ON THE TABLE BEFORE THEY HEAD HOME IN THE NEXT FOUR DAYS.

FUNDING FOR THE V-A HEALTH SYSTEM ---

THE HIGHWAY BILL --

AND THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS HAPPENING ALONG THE U-S AND MEXICAN BORDER.

FIRST UP -- VETERAN AFFAIRS.

SUNDAY NIGHT THE HOUSE AND SENATE VETERAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEES REACHED AN AGREEMENT ON A BILL TO REFORM THE V-A HEALTH SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


VA HEALTH SYSTEM-VOTOPS


THIS IS AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF DELAYED CARE FOR VETERANS.

ALLEGATIONS SURFACED OF SECRET WAITING LISTS FOR PATIENT CARE AND MISMANAGEMENT.

THE FUNDING BILL STILL NEEDS TO BE PASSED THIS WEEK.

IN THE DAY AHEAD -- THE SENATE WILL CONSIDER THE NOMINATION OF ROBERT MCDONALD TO TAKE OVER AS SECRETARY OF AFFAIRS. Return to index of stories...


HIGHWAY BILL-2SH POP


MEANTIME -- THE HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL IS RUNNING ON EMPTY.

IT PAYS FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE REPAIR CARRIED OUT BY THE STATES

WITHOUT IT. MANY STATE ROAD PROJECTS COULD SHUTDOWN.

ON THE POSTIVIE END --

THE 11-BILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY BILL IS EXPECTED TO GET BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION-VOTOPS


BUT THE BIG QUESTION MARK IS THE BORDER CRISIS.

RIGHT NOW BOTH SIDES ARE TOO FAR APART --

HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE A SCALED-DOWN A BILL THAT PROVIDES LESS THAN $1-BILLION IN FUNDING. BUT DEMOCRATS OPPOSE IT.

THEY'RE LOOKING INTO A 2.7 BILLION DOLLAR PLAN.

THIS IS AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA ASKED CONGRESS FOR 3.7 BILLION DOLLARS TO DEAL WITH THE SO-CALLED BORDER CRISIS.

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE MAKING PLANS TO ACT BEFORE NOVEMBER'S MIDTERM ELECTIONS TO GRANT WORK PERMITS TO POTENTIALLY. MILLIONS OF IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. The move could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama.

Advocates and lawmakers who've been in touch with the administration say officials are weighing a range of options including changes in the deportation system and ways to grant relief from deportation to targeted populations in the country.

That might include parents or legal guardians of U.S. citizen children - which could be around 3.8 million people - or parents of immigrants brought here illegally as kids who've already received executive relief from Obama. That could be an additional 500,000 to 1 million people. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA RUSSIA NEW SANCTIONS-trxVOTOPS


MEANTIME --

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE U-S AND EUROPEAN UNION PLAN TO IMPOSE NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA THIS WEEK.

THIS WILL INLCLUDING PENALTIES TARGETING KEY SECTORS OF THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY.

THIS COMES AS THE U.S. ACCUSES RUSSIA OF RAMPING UP ITS TROOP PRESENCE ON ITS BORDER WITH UKRAINE --

AND SHIPPING MORE HEAVY WEAPONRY TO PRO-MOSCOW SEPARATISTS IN EASTERN UKRAINIAN CITIES.

President Barack Obama and the leaders of Britain, Germany, France and Italy discussed the crisis during a rare joint video teleconference on Monday. The discussion follows days of bilateral talks on how to implement tougher sanctions after the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine, an attack the U.S. says was carried out by the separatists. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIAN NUCLEAR TREATY-OTS


NEW THIS MORNING --

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS ACCUSING RUSSIA OF VIOLATING A 19-87 NUCLEAR MISSILE TREATY BY CONDUCTING TESTS.

THE U.S. CALLS THE BREACH "A VERY SERIOUS MATTER."

THE U.S. SAYS RUSSIA TESTED A NEW GROUND-LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILE, BREAKING THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY THAT PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN SIGNED WITH THE SOVIET LEADER AT THE TIME.

RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE LOOKED INTO THE ALLEGATIONS AND CONSIDER THE MATTER CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-OC


nats of bomb going off at:21

THE ISRAELI MILITARY INTENSIFIED AIR STRIKES OVERNIGHT.

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

CNN CORRESPONDANT KARL PENHAUL EVEN 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. ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS

Israel target symbols of Hamas control in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

The strikes early Tuesday hit the home of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, as well as government offices and the headquarters of the Hamas satellite TV station.

Israeli forces fired hundreds of flares that turned the night sky bright orange. By daybreak Tuesday, a cloud of thick dust from the explosions hung over Gaza City.

The escalation came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "prolonged" campaign in Gaza.

A Palestinian health official put the overall Gaza death toll at 1,110. Israel has lost 53 soldiers, along with two civilians and a Thai national. Return to index of stories...


WEST AFRICA EBOLA-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

HEALTH WORKERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO TRACE THOSE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO A MAN WHO DIED OVER THE WEEKEND FROM EBOLA.

EBOLA IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST DISEASES KNOWN TO MAN.

NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE A MAN CAME INTO CONTACT THE DAY HE BOARDED A FLIGHT IN LIBERIA.

HE ALSO HAD A STOPOVER IN GHANA, CHANGED PLANES IN TOGO, AND THEN ARRIVED IN NIGERIA.

AN EBOLA OUTBREAK THAT EMERGED IN MARCH HAS KILLED MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE IN GUINEA, SIERRA LEONE AND LIBERIA.

TWO AMERICANS ARE STILL FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES THIS MORNING --

AFTER THEY WERE INFECTED WITH THE DEADLY VIRUS. UPDATE: New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

PATRICK SAWYER. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE CA-VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO DIED AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON THE BEACH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

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

IN ALL - THE LIGHTING INJURED MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE.

A REMINDER --

ANYTIME YOU HEAR LIGHTNING --

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


CLIPPERS STERLING-VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING IN THE SALE OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS --

A JUDGE HAS RULED AGAINST THE TEAM'S OWNER, DONALD STERLING.

THIS CLEARS THE WAY FOR THE $2 BILLION DOLLAR SALE OF THE TEAM TO EX-MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALLMER.

A JUDGE SIDED MONDAY WITH STERLING'S ESTRANGED WIFE IN THE CASE --

THIS ALL HAPPENED AFTER THE 80-YEAR-OLD BILLIONAIRE WAS BANNED BY THE N-B-A FOR MAKING OFFENSIVE REMARKS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS.

STERLING HAS VOWED TO FIGHT THE N-B-A UNTIL HIS DEATH.

HE'S EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO WAGE COURT BATTLES TO STOP THE SALE. Shelly Sterling sought the court's approval for the deal she negotiated after taking control of a family trust and removing her husband as a trustee after two doctors found he had Alzheimer's disease and couldn't manage his affairs.

Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTS NAMED THEATER SHOOTING-VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING 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 MONDAY MORNING.

RIGHT NOW -

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

THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR 19-YEAR-OLD FRANK BRUCE.

BRUCE IS A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STAR.

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


FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-VOWIPE


MEMBERS OF A MIAMI SYNAGOGUE ARE ANGRY AND HEARTBROKEN THIS MORNING --

AFTER 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.

CARS WERE ALSO EGGED IN A MIAMI BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD --

WITH THE WORDS "HAMAS" AND "JEW" WRITTEN IN CREAM CHEESE. 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 CALL FROM A SINKING BOAT ABOUT A MILE OFF SHORE MONDAY.

THREE PEOPLE WERE RESCUED.

TWO OF THEM WERE TREATED ON SCENE.

ANOTHER WOMAN IS STILL LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION. 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."

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE BOAT TO SINK. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-TC-VO


THIS MORNING, WE'RE UNCOVERING 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.

OVER THE WEEKEND - 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 -- HAS NOW 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...


MCGREGOR BLVD HOLE-TRX-VOTOPS


NEW DETAILS 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 REDIRECTED WHILE CREWS REPLACE THE OLD PIPE.

CITY OFFICIALS TELL ABC-7 --

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


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


THEY SAY ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE.

BUT THE POPULAR ONLINE DATING SITE OK-CUPID IS CAUSING OUTRAGE THIS MORNING --

THE SITE IS ADMITTING IT'S BEEN LYING TO SOME OF ITS USERS.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THE DATING WEBSITE EXPERIMENTED ON ITS USERS.

AND --

IF YOU FIND IT HARD TO GET OFF THE COUCH AND GET MOVING --

THERE'S A NEW FITNESS WRISTBAND THAT CLAIMS TO GET YOU IN SHAPE -- BY ZAPPING YOU!

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW IT WORKS, STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A OK CUPID LIES-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-SSTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


GMA: OK CUPID LIES-2-SHOT


SOME USERS OF AN ONLINE DATING SITE ARE FURIOUS THIS MORNING --

AFTER OK CUPID LIED TO SOME OF THEM.

TO SEE IF SIMPLY TELLING PEOPLE THEY WERE A GOOD MATCH MEANT THEY WOULD BECOME ONE.

ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO HAS MORE ON THIS STORY AND HOW THIS MAJOR DATING WEBSITE HAS BROUGHT USERS INTO AN UPROAR. Return to index of stories...


GMA: OK CUPID LIES-PKG


SCRIPT:

FINDING LOVE IS HARD THAT IS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE turn TO ONLINE DATING LIKE

THEODORE IN HER

HER CLIP

BUT NOW-ONE OF THE NATION'S MOST POPULAR DATING SITES IS ADMITTING IT SETUP

CUSTOMERS WITH BAD MATCHESON PURPOSE!

OK CUPID-POSTING THIS CONTROVERCIAL BLOG MONDAY TITLED: "WE EXPERIMENT ON

HUMAN BEINGS!" NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO FIND

YOUR MATCH

Donna Barnes RELATIONSHIP EXPERT

;01;06;31 I ABSOLUTELY THINK THAT THIS VIOLATED THE TRUST OF THE USERS

BUT OK CUPID SAYS THERE WAS A METHOD TO ITS MISMATCH MADNESS. THE COMPANY

SAYS IT TOOK PAIRS OF DATERS WHO RATED 30% COMPATABLE BASED ON OKCUPID

QUESTIONAIRES AND TOLD THEM THEY WERE ACTUALLY 90% COMPATABLE. RESULTING

THEY SAY, IN SOME OF THOSE COUPLES EXCHANGING MORE MESSAGES

Christian co-founder of OkCupid

01;26;03;11 - THAT MESSAGE TURNED INTO A CONVORSATION ABOUT TWICE AS

OFTEN WHEN WE TOLD THEM THAT THEY WERE A GOOD MATCH.

THEN THEY DID THE CUPID SHUFFLE THEY TOLD PEOPLE WHO WERE ACTUALLY WELL-

MATCHED THAT THEY HAD LITTLE CHANCE OF BEING COMPATABLE BUT BY WHAT SOME

MAY CALL THE POWER OF LOVE THEY STILL SEEMED TO FIND EACH OTHER!

CEO - 01;11;29;00WE TAKE TWO PEOPLE THAT WERE RIGHT FOR EACHOTHER AND BE

LIKE NO NO NO YOU GUYS ARE WRONG AND THEY ACTUALLY END UP MESSAGING JUST AS

MUCH AS IF WE TOLD THEM THE TRUTH

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME OKCUPID HAS PERFORMED AN EXPERIMENT OF LOVE. IN

JANUARY OF 2013 THEY TOOK AWAY EVERYONE PHOTOS THE RESULTS FASCINATING

GFX

PEOPLE RESPONDED TO FIRST MESSAGES 44% MORE OFTEN

CONVERSATIONS WENT DEEPER

AND CONTACT DETAILS WERE EXCHANGED FASTER

HOWEVERWHEN THE PHOTOS WERE RESTORED MANY OF THE CONVERSATIONS CAME TO A

HALT

As for this latest experiment NOT EVERYINE IS THRILLED.

EXPERIMENT SUBJECT

01;44;47;17 IT IS A LITTLE OFF PUTTING

Donna Barnes / RELATIONSHIP EXPERT

01;04;13;30 YOU NEED TO CHOOSE A SITE THAT /WANTS TO PROTECT YOU NOT BETRAY

YOU!

BUT OK CUPID INSISTS ITS ARROW AND ITS ETHICS ARE NOT BROKEN. Return to index of stories...


ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


Some minor tweaks to update the weather discussion. Thanks!

PASSING 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. We'll even keep the possibility for a few showers and storms to continue to wash ashore through the afternoon and evening.

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 degrees 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.

The other concern today is that the onshore breeze gives us a an increased risk of rip currents on our local beaches.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


KIDS CLASS VIRGIN AIRLINES-VO


IMAGINE AN AIRPLANE RIDE WITHOUT CHILDREN.

CAN YOU JUST HEAR THE.QUIET?

WELL VIRGIN AIRLINES IS TRYING TO MAKE THAT POSSIBLE.

AND GIVE YOU SOME PEACE AND QUIET WHILE TRAVELLING

THE PREISDENT OF THE AILRINE COMPANY WANTS TO INTRODUCE A "KIDS CLASS"

IT WOULD BE A SEPARATE CABIN FOR KIDS AND NANNIES TO LOOK AFTER THEM.

THE AIRLINE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE LOGISTICS--

BECAUSE IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO ACCOMMODATE MORE OR FEWER PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN.

BUT HE SAID THE F-A-A COULD APPROVE IT IF SAFETY REGULATIONS WERE MET. Return to index of stories...


ALLERGIES IMPAIR DRIVING-VO


A WARNING FOR DRIVERS HITTING THE ROADS THIS MORNING--

SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH ALLERGIES CAN IMPAIR 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...


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...


SCAMMERS POSE AS POLICE-CG(RVL) 5


WE HAVE AN ABC7 CONSUMER ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING --

THERE'S A NEW PHONE SCAM --

OFFICERS IN CAPE CORAL SAY CROOKS ARE POSING AS DETECTIVES.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT RECEIVED FOUR CALLS --

FROM NEW YORK -- PENNSYLVANIA - UTAH AND TEXAS.

IN THREE OF THE INCIDENTS --

PEOPLE RECEIVED A TEXT CLAIMING THEY WERE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR SOLICITING A 17 YEAR-OLD MINOR AND ATTEMPTED SEXUAL BATTERY.

THEY WERE 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


THIS MORNING, WE'RE GETTING A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE --

AUDI TESTED A NEW CAR --

THAT OPERATES WITHOUT A DRIVER!

THE GERMAN CAR COMPANY IS TESTING A VERSION OF ITS 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...


FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-CLIP, SS


ALL NEW THIS MRONING --

IF YOU'VE EVER STRUGGLED WITH WORKOUT MOTIVATION --

THERE'S A NEW FITNESS BAND THAT'S HERE TO HELP.

CHECK IT OUT --

IT'S CALLED THE *PAVLOK FITNESS BAND --

THE BAND WILL JOLT YOU WITH AN ELECTRIC SHOCK WHENEVER YOU STEP OUT OF LINE.

YES -- YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT --

IT WILL ZAP YOU WITH 340 VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY IF YOU FAIL TO MEET YOUR GOALS.

THE MAKER COMPARES THAT TO THE STATIC ELECTRICITY YOU FEEL WHEN YOU TOUCH A METAL DOORKNOB.

IT'S SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED AT THE BEGINNING OF 2015 --

COSTING BETWEEN $150 AND $230 BUCKS.

RELATED: How Effective Are Fitness Trackers, Anyway?

Here's how it works: You start by setting a goal - for example, you want to go to the gym every day - and Pavlok holds you accountable. If you reach your goal, you're rewarded. But if you skip a workout, you'll owe money to another Pavlok user … or get shocked. The shock doesn't hurt, Sethi says, but it's a stimulus for your brain to associate with a particular action, which is how habits get formed, he says.

He first created the fitness band when he noticed that he was way more productive if there was someone staring over his shoulder, holding him accountable. He even went so far as to hire a woman to slap him in the face every time he logged on to Facebook. He decided that Pavlok was a more practical solution, and after using it for a year, Sethi says he's lost 30 pounds, meditates every day, and spends significantly less time on Facebook.

We'll have to wait and see if a little electricity will be enough to drag you out of bed in the morning; Pavlok is still in development and should be available at the beginning of 2015, costing between $149 and $229. In the meantime - and if the idea of getting shocked isn't working for you - these 31 little tips for never skipping another workout can help you stay motivated. Return to index of stories...


NEW PHOTO TREND-2SHOT 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...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


AN ESTIMATED 38 CHILDREN DIE EACH YEAR IN THE U.S. FROM BEING LEFT IN HOT VEHICLES.

BUT THERE'S NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD SAVE YOUR CHILD'S LIFE.

WE'LL TELL ALL YOU ABOUT A NEW APP THAT'S ALERTING PARENTS IF THEY'VE ACCIDENTALLY LEFT THEIR LITTLE ONES BEHIND.

PLUS --

NEW STUDY FINDS SLOW AND STEADY CAN WIN THE RACE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEART.

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- ABC7 BREAKS DOWN THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A HOT CAR DEATH APP-SSTOPS


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TZ6 RUNNING BENEFITS-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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HOT CAR DEATH APP-2SH SS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

CHILDREN DYING IN HOT CARS HAS BEEN A BIG HEADLINE THIS SUMMER.

SO, THIS MORNING, WE'RE TAKING A LOOK A NEW APP THAT COULD HELP SAVE KIDS LIVES.

IT'S CALLED PRECIOUS CARGO --

TAKE A LOOK --

IT WAS DEVELOPED BY A FATHER OF A 1 YEAR OLD.

THE APP TURNS ON WHEN YOU CONNECT YOUR SMARTPHONE TO YOUR CAR VIA BLUETOOTH.

WHEN IT'S ACTIVATED -- THE APP ASKS IF YOU HAVE ANY PRECIOUS CARGO WITH YOU.

THEN WHEN YOU TURN YOUR CAR OFF -- THE APP WILL SEND AN ALERT REMINDING YOU TO GRAB YOUR KID FROM THE BACKSEAT.

THE PRECIOUS CARGO APP IS AVAILABLE ON ANDROID AND APPLE DEVICES --

IT COSTS 99 CENTS.

During the brutally hot summer months, the interior of your car turns into an oven. As the temperature outside creeps closer to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the inside of a vehicle left in the sun can reach as high as 170 degrees. Tragically, according to the non-profit child safety groupKids and Cars, 38 children die each year in the U.S. from heat stroke due to being left in hot vehicles.

Certainly, parents need to be more attentive, but technology can play a role, too. Three new inventions - The Hot Seat, Babeep and Precious Cargo app - could help save children's lives by alerting parents if they've accidentally left their little ones behind.

Developed by a father of a 1 year old, thePrecious Cargo appturns on when you connect your smartphone to your car via Bluetooth. When activated, the app asks if you have any precious cargo with you. When you turn your car off and its Bluetooth connection is terminated, the app will send an alert reminding you to grab your kid from the backseat.

ETA and tentative price:Available now; $0.99 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 FOUND --RUNNERS ON AVERAGE LIVED THREE YEARS LONGER COMPARED TO THOSE WHO DID NOT HIT THE PAVEMENT. Return to index of stories...


VETERAN PAWS DONATION-VOWIPE


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

THE VETERAN 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.

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...


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...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) VENICE PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS(2)


9 YEAR OLD OCEANA HAS PASSED AWAY. AFTER BEING HIT BY A PLANE THAT CRASH LANDED ON A SARASOTA BEACH. SHE WAS WALKING ALONG WITH HER FATHER.

HER FATHER, OMMY IRIZZARY A 12 YEAR ARMY VETERAN DIED ON THE SCENE --

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER CONFIRMS THE CHILD DIED LAST NIGHT. WE ARE ALREADY SEEING AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AND CONDOLENCES ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FAMILY AND FRIENDS POSTING AND SHARING THEIR GRIEF.

THE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER SURVIVED AND ARE NOW COOPERATING WITH THE F-A-A IN THE INVESTIGATION Return to index of stories...


TS2) CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VOTOPSWIPE


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...


TS3) ZACS STATUS UPDATE-SSTOPS, VOWIPE


ZAC LATAWIEC IS SEEING SOME IMPROVEMENT THIS MORNING --

HE'S ONE OF THE TEENS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST WEEK.

ZAC'S MOM MONDAY SAYS HE BRIEFLY OPENED HIS EYES AND SMILED ON MONDAY.

DOCTORS TOLD HER IT IS DEFINITELY A POSITIVE SIGN, BUT CAUTION THAT ZAC IS NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET.

HE IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND HAS BRAIN DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TS4) LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILL-VOTOPS


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...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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