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DIRECTORS PAGE HL2) LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VO-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL3) A NARROW ESCAPE-VO-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HL1) PLANE CRASH FOLO-VO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
HL2) LATAWEIC CONDITION-VO-WIPE GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT
HL3) YOSEMITE WILDFIRES-VO-WIPE COLLIER PURGE-VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP COLLIER PURGE-SOTVO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL OAKES FARM FOLLOW-VO
KAMELA PATTON CONTRACT-CLIP-2SHOT-SOTVO-ONCAM FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-EaniBx-FLY
NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-TC MON SS(2) SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-BNC VOWIPE
PLANE CRASH FOLO-VOWIPE SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-SOTVO
PLANE CRASH FOLO-SOTVO STEM TRAINING AT FGCU-ONCAM
ZAC LATAWIEC CONDITION UPDATE-TRX-VOTOPS-SS CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-VOWIPE
NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-POP VOWIPE DOG RESCUED FROM UNDER HOUSE-VO
NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-SOTVO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo
HOG HUNTING-NATSVO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo
SANIBEL SEA TURTLES-VIDBX STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
FL GOVERNOR DEBATES-VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
CRIST BIG ANNOUNCMENT-CG(2)-OC PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
CHARCO APARTMENT FIRE-VO EDISON FORD BIRTHDAY-VIDBOX
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo TOSS TO ALEX-CLIP 2SHOT
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-LIVE
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-VO-SS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-LIVE
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
BAYSHORE EXIT I75-TRX-SSTOPS TSA PAYING PEOPLE-ONCAM-BNR
IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR-CG BEST DELAY EVER-OTS
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS WHALE WATCHERS IN BOSTON STUCK-VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL HUMPBACK WHALES ON SHORE-SS (2)
SKIN CANCER WARNING-TC MON DISSOLVE VO-FULL CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-VO-WIPE
SKIN CANCER WARNING-SOTVO CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-SOTVO
GAZA CONFLICT-VO NO NOISY CHILDREN POLICY-POP VOWIPE
YOSEMITE FIRES-EaniBx-FLY NO NOISY CHILDREN POLICY-SOTVO
YOSEMITE FIRES-SOTVO LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VOWIPE
HOW IT AFFECTS US-VO IN POP-VO LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-SOTVO
UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS-SS 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
AVALON PARK CHILD IN HOT CAR-TRX-VOTOPS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-CG TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
DEBT COLLECTION-VIDBOX STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-SOTVO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
MANATEE MORTALITY RATE-VIDBOX STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
LOBSTER SEASON-SOTVO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO FACEBOOK MESSAGING APP-VO
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATVOTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TS 1) COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 2) LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BORAD-VOTOPS-WIPE
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TS 3) PLANE CRASH UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 4) RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT TODAY-VOTOPS-WIPE
TEEN RIDES ON TOP OF CAR-SOTVO TS 5) FMB BEACH PARKING-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 6) CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS END TIME
HL1) COLLIER PURGE-VO-WIPE  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) PLANE CRASH FOLO-VO-WIPE


ABC-7 IS HEARING FROM THE PILOT OF A PLANE THAT CRASH LANDED ON A SOUTHWEST FLROIDA BEACH--

KILLING A NINE YEAR OLD GIRL AND HER FATHER WALKING ALONG THE SHORE.

WHAT HE SAW BEFORE CRASH LANDING. Return to index of stories...


HL2) LATAWEIC CONDITION-VO-WIPE


A TEEN IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING

AFTER A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH--

STARIGHT AHEAD-

AN UPDATE ON HIS CONDITION Return to index of stories...


HL3) YOSEMITE WILDFIRES-VO-WIPE


IT'S ONE OF THE WORST DROUGHTS SEEN IN YEARS-

CALIFRNIA IS PUTTING OUT RECORD BREAKING WILDFIRES.

HOW THIS AFFECTS US IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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 still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


KAMELA PATTON CONTRACT-CLIP-2SHOT-SOTVO-ONCAM


NEW THIS MORNING-

ABC-7 IS LEARNING ABOUT SHAKE-UPS IN THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM.

GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

FIRST-

IN COLLIER COUNTY-

WHERE SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR KAMELA PATTON --

JUST GOT HER CONTRACT EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS.

2:33:59-2:34:04

Dr Patton

"I plan to work for everybody. For all of our students and the

district. I'll do the best that I can."

THIS WASN'T WITHOUT CONTROVERSY.

DR. PATTON STILL HAD TWO YEARS LEFT ON HER CONTRACT --

DOZENS TURNED OUT LAST NIGHT TO SPEAK FOR AND AGAINST THE CONTRACT EXTENSION.

SOME WORRY THE SUPERINTENDENT WON'T KEEP WORKING HARD.

BOARD MEMBERS SAY -- IF SHE DOESN'T WORK UP TO HER POTENTIAL --

THEY COULD PUT HER ON PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-TC MON SS(2)


MEANWHILE-

IN LEE COUNTY-

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DISCUSSED A BIG CHANGE WITH ITS ADMINISTRATORS.

SOURCES TELL ABC7 -- ANGELA ROLES WILL BE APPOINTED AS THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

ROLES HAS BEEN PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR 8 YEARS.

TRACY PERKINS RESIGNED TWO WEEKS AGO AS PRINCIPAL OF CYPRESS LAKE.

PERKINS SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT ON THE JOB. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH FOLO-VOWIPE


FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE'RE NOW HEARING FROM THE PILOT.

THAT CRASH LANDED ON A SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH.

KILLING A FATHER AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.

OCEANA IRIZARRY WAS WALKING WITH HER FATHER, OMMY, WHEN KARL KOKOMOOR LOST POWER AND BEACHED HIS SINGLE-ENGINE PLANE SUNDAY.

OMMY, A SERGEANT IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY, DIED AT THE SCENE.

HIS DAUGHTER, OCEANA PASSED AWAY LATE MONDAY NIGHT FROM HER INJURIES.

KOKOMOOR APOLOGIZING TO THE FAMILY.

IN A STATEMENT READ BY HIS PASTOR

HE ALSO DETAILED THE MOMENT HE REALIZED HE HAD HIT SOMEONE. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH FOLO-SOTVO


'The plane hit the water with the nose down to rest at water's edge. It was only after I exited the plane did I realize there were people on the beach. I never saw them.

PILOT KARL KOKOMOOR AND HIS PASSENGER WERE UNINJURED.

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD IS INVESTIGATING THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC CONDITION UPDATE-TRX-VOTOPS-SS


SOME GOOD NEWS TO TELL YOU THIS MORNING-

ABOUT THE LEHIGH ACRES TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ZAC LATAWIEC'S MOM TOLD ABC-7--

HE'S MOVING HIS LEGS AND FINGERS.

HE EVEN NODDED HIS HEAD TO ANSWER A QUESTION.

DOCTORS SAY HIS PROGRESS IS A GOOD SIGN --

BUT HE STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO.

ZAC'S GIRLFRIEND -- CHELSEA GILL -- HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

THEIR FRIEND -- SCOTT WILCOX -- DIED INSTANTLY. Return to index of stories...


NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-POP VOWIPE


AN UPDATE TO A STORY ON ABC-7.

A VIEWER SAW OUR STORY ABOUT VANDALS WHO STRUCK A NORTH FORT MYERS LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD

-- AND WANTED TO HELP.

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MARTY DOBRANSKY TOOK ON THE TEDIOUS TASK OF REMOVING GRAFFITI YESTERDAY.

IT WAS ALL OVER THE SCORE BOARD AT NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

MARTY WORKS FOR ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS.

HE KNEW IF HE HADN'T STEPPED IN FOR FREE --

THE LEAGUE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY MORE THAN 500 DOLLARS IN REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-SOTVO


MARTY DOBRANSKY - ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS

48:53 -:58

"I don't have the time to coach now or be more involved in the sports, so this is how I give back."

BILL LEMMERMAN - LEAGUE PRESIDENT

2:42 -:51

"It's nice to know that people care, it really is, when there's evidence that's other don't It's heart warming."

LEE COUNTY PARK CREWS PAINTED OVER THE OTHER GRAFFITI ON THE DUGOUTS AND WALLS. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-NATSVO


COMMISSIONERS ARE CONSIDERING HOG HUNTS ON COUNTY LAND.

LEADERS SAY THE WILD HOG POPULATION IS OUT OF CONTROL.

snorting oinking

COUNTY LEADERS ARE ASKING HUNTING COMPANIES TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO LEAD HOG HUNTS.

ABOUT 30 PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO DISCUSS THE HUNTS LAST NIGHT.

THEY WOULD BE SHOTGUN ONLY AND ON CONSERVATION LAND.

COMPANIES INTERESTED IN LEADING HUNTS CAN SUBMIT BIDS THROUGH AUGUST 20TH. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL SEA TURTLES-VIDBX


A PLEA TO HELP SAVE BABY SEA TURTLES ON SANIBEL ISLAND.

THE D-N-R WANTS RESIDENTS TO TURN OFF THEIR LIGHTS -- AND CLOSE CURTAINS AND BLINDS AFTER DARK.

THIS YEAR -- THERE ARE A RECORD 85 NESTS ON THE EAST END OF THE ISLAND --

AND 277 NESTS ON THE WEST END.

THE PROBLEM IS SOME HATCHLINGS HAVE BEEN FOUND HEADING AWAY FROM THE GULF --

AND TOWARDS LIGHTS FROM NEARBY BEACHFRONT PROPERTIES. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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FL GOVERNOR DEBATES-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THREE DEBATES THIS FALL.

BUT TOP DEMOCRATIC RIVAL CHARLIE CRIST SAYS THERE SHOULD BE MORE.

THE FORMER GOVERNOR WANTS 7 DEBATES AGAINST SCOTT.

BUT IT'S A BIT PUZZLING THAT HE'S CALLING FOR EXTRA DEBATES.

CRIST HAS REFUSED TO DEBATE HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL NAN RICH.

THEY FACE OFF IN THE PRIMARY NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CRIST BIG ANNOUNCMENT-CG(2)-OC


MEANWHILE-

CHARLIE CRIST ANNOUNCED SOME NEW PLANS ON TUESDAY.

HE SAYS *IF* VOTERS PUT HIM BACK IN THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.

HE'LL MAKE CHANGES ON DAY ONE.

CRIST PLANS TO SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER --

MAKING SURE WOMEN ARE PAID THE SAME AS THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS IN FLORIDA.

HE SAYS HE WILL ALSO MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO PREVENT EMPLOYERS FROM FIRING SOMEONE BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUALITY.

REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT RICK SCOTT.CALLS CRIST'S PROMISES ALL TALK AND NO ACTION. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO APARTMENT FIRE-VO


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

FIREFIGHTERS SAY AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET SPARKED THE FIRE ON MONDAY NIGHT.

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

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

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


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


STUCK IN A RUT.

CAN'T GET YOUR METABOLISM TO FIRE UP

SOMETIMES YOU'VE JUST GOT TO ACT LIKE A KID

FROM HEALTH.COM

LAUGH.

TAKE A FIVE MINUTE BREAK AND WATCH A FUNNY YOU TUBE VIDEO

A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL OF OBESITY FOUND A 10-20 PERCENT INCREASE IN ENERGY AND HEART RATE DURING A GOOD LAUGH

THAT BURNS AN EXTRA 40 CALORIES IN JUST A FEW MINUTES

AND FIDGET.IT'S OK.GET UP AND WALK, TAP YOUR TOES, WIGGLE. ALL THAT CAN ADD UP TO 350 CALORIES A DAY. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU TWEET.

A MINNESOTA MAN AND HIS KIDS GOT KICKED OFF A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT.

BECAUSE HE TWEETED ABOUT THE GATE AGENT

THIS STORY COMING FROM RUETERS AND GOING VIRAL ON YAHOO.

DUFF WATSON IS AN "A LIST PASSENGER, SO HE GETS PRIORITY BOARDING

THE GATE AGENT WOULDN'T LET HIS KIDS. NOT A-LISTERS HAVE PRIORITY

DAD AND THE AGENT GET IN AN ARGUMENT AND HE TWEETS

'Wow, rudest agent in Denver. Kimberly S, gate C39, not happy @SWA,'"

SHE CALLED SECURITY.SAID SHE FELT THREATENED

SW AIR REMOVED FAMILY FROM FLIGHT, MADE HIM DELETE TWEET IN ORDER TO REBOARD

SOUTH WEST EMAILED APOLOGY TO FAMILY AND GAVE ALL 3, $50 VOUCHERS

THEY'RE NOW INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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 still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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BAYSHORE EXIT I75-TRX-SSTOPS


WE HAVE A QUICK TRAFFIC ALERT ON INTERSTATE 75.

THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT FOR BAYSHORE ROAD IS BACK OPEN THIS MORNING--

CREWS ARE PAVING IN THE AREA.

THE EXIT WILL CLOSE AGAIN TONIGHT FROM 11 TO 5. Return to index of stories...


IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR-CG


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

THERE WILL BE AN IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION SEMINAR IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON WAYS TO SAFEGUEARD YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE ESTERO COUNTRY CLUB TODAY AT 2 P-M.

THE PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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 still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


SKIN CANCER WARNING-TC MON DISSOLVE VO-FULL


THERE'S AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION THIS MORNING FROM AMERICA'S TOP DOCTOR.

THE SURGEON GENERAL IS WARNING THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT SKIN CANCER.

HE SAYS OVER THE LAST 35 YEARS-

THE UNITED STATES HAS SEEN MELANOMA CASES TRIPLE.

THE MESSAGE: AVOID TANNING.

--BECAUSE SKIN CANCER IS NOW THE SINGLE MOST COMMON CANCER IN AMERICA Return to index of stories...


SKIN CANCER WARNING-SOTVO


SOT BORIS LUSHNIAK, ACTING US SURGEON GENERAL: "THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A

GOOD TAN.. TANNED SKIN IS DAMAGED SKIN. IT'S A SIGN OF EXCESSIVE

ULTRAVIOLET EXPOSURE."

EXPERTS SAY YOU SHOULD REDUCE INDOOR TANNING

--AND YOU SHOULD BE USING 1 OUNCE OF SUNSCREEN EVERY 2 HOURS.

WE NOW KNOW A BLISTERING SUNBURN IN CHILDHOOD MORE THAN DOUBLES THE CHANCE OF MELANOMA LATER IN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


GAZA CONFLICT-VO


THE CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST KEEPS FIRING UP-

THE DEATH TOLL OF PALESTIANS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS THIS MORNING.

NEITHER SIDE IS BACKING DOWN.

AND THERE'S NO SIGN OF A CEASE-FIRE

--AFTER ANOTHER DAY OF INTENSE FIGHTING.

EACH SIDE SEEMS TO RAMPING UP ATTACKS-

PARTS OF GAZA ARE REELING FROM BOMBS ON SOME HIGH-PROFILE SITES.

THIS MORNING.ISRAEL IS BACKING ITS THREAT TO DESTROY HAMAS. Return to index of stories...


YOSEMITE FIRES-EaniBx-FLY


A NATIONAL TREASURE IS UNDER THREAT THIS MORNING.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK IS THE SCENE OF A FIERCE BATTLE.

FIREFIGHTERS SCRAMBLING TO TAME THE WILDFIRE --

HELCOPTERS -- LOADING WATER - AND TARGETING THE DANGER ZONES.

THERE'S A NON-STOP AIR ASSAULT OF 250 DROPS *EACH DAY* Return to index of stories...


YOSEMITE FIRES-SOTVO


SOT - JOHN KEESEE, AIR OPERATIONS BRANCH DIRECTOR, ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

/ "MOST OF THIS FIRE IS IN INACCESSIBLE" / "IT WOULD CONTINUE

TO GROW - UNCHECKED - IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE HELICOPTER SUPPORT."

100 MILES NORTH - JUST EAST OF SACRAMENTO - EVACUATIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED AFTER ANOTHER WILDFIRE DESTROYED 13 HOMES.

BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A SEVERE DROUGHT IN CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


HOW IT AFFECTS US-VO IN POP-VO


AND YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR YOUR MEALS, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT.

FROM VEGETABLES TO MEAT -- THEY'RE ALL GOING UP IN PRICE.

EXPERTS PREDICT. THAT IN THE NEXT TWO TO THREE MONTHS, PRICES WILL GO UP 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE JUMPS WILL BE ON LETTUCE, BROCCOLI,

AVOCADOS, BERRIES -- AND BEEF. Return to index of stories...


UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS-SS


CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT--

A NEARLY 100-YEAR-OLD PIPE RUPTURED IN CALIFORNIA LAST NIGHT--

SENDING A 30-FOOT GEYSER OF WATER EXPLODING INTO THE AIR.

IT FLOODED A BUSY PART OF SUNSET BOULEVARD --

AND NEARBY U-C-L-A.

35-THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER WAS SPEWING OUT EVERY MINUTE.

THAT'S TWO MILLION GALLONS AN HOUR!

WATER ALSO CASCADED INTO PAULEY PAVILLION --

U-C-L-A'S FAMOUS BASKETBALL ARENA.

NOW, OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED THIS COULD CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS FOR THE AGING PIPE SYSTEM.

IT'S GOING TO BE AN EXPENSIVE FIX. Return to index of stories...


AVALON PARK CHILD IN HOT CAR-TRX-VOTOPS


DEVELOPING IN ORANGE COUNTY.

DOCTORS ARE TREATING A TWO-MONTH-OLD GIRL AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HER MOTHER FORGOT HER IN A HOT CAR FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR.

THIS HAPPENED IN AVALON PARK.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES-

WHEN SHE REALIZED HER MISTAKE--THE MOTHER RUSHED THE GIRL INTO THE CLINIC.

THE TWO-MONTH-OLD IS STABLE.

DEPUTIES WITH THE CHILD ABUSE UNIT ARE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-CG


LOOKING INTO THE DAY AHEAD-

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WILL UNVEIL LEGISLATION CURBING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AND A GROUP OF OTHER U-S SENATORS--

HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER TO EXAMINE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL POLICIES

--TO BETTER PROTECT STUDENTS ON CAMPUS.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE IS THIS MORNING IN WASHINGTON.

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


DEBT COLLECTION-VIDBOX


AMERICANS ARE GETTING BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO PAYING THEIR BILLS.

A NEW STUDY FINDS 1 IN THREE ADULTS ARE "IN COLLECTIONS."

THE AMOUNT DUE CAN RANGE ANYWHERE FROM $25 TO $125-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT 5 GRAND.

DEBT WON'T GO INTO COLLECTION UNTIL IT'S MORE THAN SIX MONTHS PAST DUE.

ONCE A DEBT GOES INTO COLLECTION --

IT CAN REALLY HURT YOUR CREDIT SCORE.

THAT MEANS IT CAN AFFECT AN EMPLOYER'S DECISION TO HIRE YOU --

RESTRICT YOUR ACCESS TO MORTGAGES --

AND EVEN INCREASE YOUR INSURANCE COSTS. Return to index of stories...


ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-SOTVO


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ABC7 IS UNCOVERING HOW TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ROBOCALLS --

AND EVEN MAKE MONEY DOING IT.

" i generally get 5 to 6 per day."

" they call morning, noon and night"

THE UNWANTED CALLS COME BY THE MILLIONS EVERY DAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THESE KINDS OF CALLS TO CELL PHONES ARE *ILLEGAL* UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

AND ROBO-CALLERS FACE A HEFTY PENALTY!

THEY COULD OWE YOU FIVE-HUNDRED TO 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EVERY UNWANTED CALL. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE MORTALITY RATE-VIDBOX


SOME HIGH NUMBERS. THAT ARE NOT GOOD NEWS FOR LEE COUNTY

WE HAVE THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF MANATEE DEATHS IN THE STATE.

BUT FLORIDA OVERALL.IS ON TRACK TO HAVE FEWER DEATHS COMPARED TO LAST YEAR'S RECORD.

HERE ARE THE NEW NUMBERS TO SHOW YOU THIS MORNING.

38 MANATEES HAVE DIED. SO FAR. THIS YEAR IN LEE COUNTY.

BREVARD COUNTY LEADS THE STATE WITH 63 DEATHS.

THE NUMBERS ARE MUCH LOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S RECORD DEATHS.

SO FAR, 241 HAVE DIED IN FLORIDA.

A TOTAL OF 830 MANATEES DIED IN 2013. Return to index of stories...


LOBSTER SEASON-SOTVO


SNORKLERS AND DIVERS CAN NOW START CHASING TASTY LOBSTERS.

THE MINI LOBSTER SEASON IS NOW UNDERWAY.

IT STARTED AT MIDNIGHT.

"safety, safety, safety - we preach this every year"

FEDERAL & STATE OFFICERS ARE MAKING SURE LOBSTER CATCHERS FOLLOW THE LAW.

THAT MEANS KEEPING DIVE FLAGS UP --

AND KEEPING A DISTANCE FROM OTHERS.

IT'S JUST A TWO DAY EVENT --

AND YOU CAN CATCH 12 LOBSTERS PER DAY. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


YOU WANT TO EXERCISE.

BUT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU DON'T HAVE TIME.

OR DON'T WANT TO SPEND HOURS IN THE GYM.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO!

A NEW SCOTTISH STUDY SHOWED AS LITTLE AS *SIX SECONDS* OF EXCERISE IS A HUGE HELP!

RETIREMENT-AGE SUBJECTS DID SIX SECOND SPRINTS ON A STATIONARY BIKE. THEN A ONE MINUTE REST IN BETWEEN.

IN SIX WEEKS, THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE WENT DOWN ALMOST TEN PERCENT!

FOR MIDDLE AGED MEN AND WOMEN, A FIVE MINUTE RUN A DAY CAN CUT YOUR RISK OF DYING FROM CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE ALMOST IN HALF!!!! Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


MATERNITY PICTURES.

SOME MOMS LOVE THEM.

SOME SAY. NO WAY!

ONE DAD HAD HIS HEART SET ON THEM.

MOM WAS HAVING NONE OF IT.

SOOOOOOO.

HE TOOK THEM HIMSELF.

HE PAID A PHOTOGRAPHER TO COME OUT AND TAKE THESE PICTURES.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

HILARIOUS?

CREEPY? Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS COLORS MAYBE AQUA AND ORANE. BUT THEIR RESULTS ARE BLACK AND WHITE. AS THE TEAM SAYS. THEY ARE MEASURED IN WINS AND LOSSES. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. WHAT MATTERS THIS YEAR IS GETTING BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS--- AND AS CHRIS PARKS TELLS US---- IT ALL STARTS ON DEFENSE

I'M NOT SAYING BOSTON FANS HAVE TURNED ON THE RED SOX. BUT LAST NIGHT. WHEN THE SOX WERE GETTING HAMMERED BY TORONTO. A "LET'S GO, PATRIOTS" CHEER STARTED UP AT FENWAY PARK. APPARENTLY LAST PLACE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR RED SOX NATION.

RED SOX--- TAKING ON THE BLUE JAYS---

JAYS GET ON THE BOARD IN THE 2ND-- COLBY RASMUS-- GOING DEAD CENTER---

RED SOX LOSE AGAIN--- 4-2 ---

-- RED SOX ACE JON LESTER HAS BEEN SCRATED FROM HIS START TOMORROW-- WHICH COULD MEAN HIS IS BEING TRADED-- WHICH HAS BEEN THE RUMOR

MARINER GRAD --- MIKE ZUNINO WITH PLENTY OF POP IN HIS BAT THIS SEASON---

ZUNIO-- WITH HIS 16TH HOMER OF THE YEAR--- AND THE MARINERS RIGHT IN THE PLAYOFF CHASE--

THEY BEAT THE INDIANS 5-2

MARLINS PIPING HOT ALL OF SUDDEN-- TAKING ON THE NATIONALS

HENDERSON ALVEREZ WAS AWESOME TONIGHT FOR THE FISH-- HE WENT 7 SCORELESS INNINGS-- GAVE UP JUST 3 HITS---

HE GOT ALL THE HELP HE WOULD NEED RIGHT HERE-- JON CARLO STANTON--- THE ROCKET TO LEFT-----

JORDANY VALDESPIN--- ON THE FLY--- HE SCORES FROM FIRST-- 1-0 MARLINS---

THAT'S ALL THEY WOULD NEED-- MIAMI WINS 3-0 --- THAT IS NOW 9 WINS IN THEIR LAST 10 GAMES Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". A NEW HIGH IMPACT, CRASH TEST

STUDY.

IT'S ABOUT SMALL CARS, AND IT GIVES THE MINI COOPER COUNTRYMAN A "GOOD"

RATING. THE CHEVY VOLT EARNS AN ACCEPTABLE RATING. IT'S RIVAL, THE NISSAN

LEAF, GETS A POOR RATING, ACCORDING TO THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.

GENERAL MOTORS IS FACING A NEW LAWSUIT OVER ITS FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES. IT

WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF NEARLY 650 PEOPLE ALLEGEDLY KILLED OR INJURED IN

ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CARS RECALLED THIS YEAR. THE SUIT COMES AS A G-M

COMPENSATION PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS BEGINS TAKING CLAIMS ON FRIDAY.

MOMS AND DADS ARE APPARENTLY TRYING A LITTLE HARDER TO HANG ONTO THEIR YOUTH

. ADULT BACKPACK SALES ARE UP MORE THAN 30-PERCENT IN A YEAR! UP ABOUT 50-

PERCENT AMONG WOMEN!

AND TODAY IS "NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY". THE SWEET TREAT HAS A HISTORY THAT

GOES BACK TO ANCIENT GREECE. THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY, AND TACO BUENO, ARE

AMONG THE CHAINS CELEBRATING TODAY BY OFFERING DEALS ON CHEESECAKE.

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


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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 still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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


TEEN RIDES ON TOP OF CAR-SOTVO


A MOTHER-SON ARGUMENT --

TURNED INTO A WILD AND DANGEROUS RIDE!

WATCH THIS!

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

THIS IS HAPPENING IN OHIO-

TWO PEOPLE STARTED RECORDING AS A CAR THAT TOOK OFF.

THE MOM APPARENTLY MEANT TO LEAVE THE TEEN. SHE WAS QUARRELING WITH.BEHIND.

BUT HE JUMPED ON THE ROOF OF THE CAR.

WITNESSES SAY THE RIDE LASTED ABOUT TEN MINUTES.

FINALLY -- WHEN THE MOM REACHED A STOP SIGN -- THE TEEN JUMPED OFF.

THE MOTHER SAYS SHE NEVER KNEW HE WAS ON TOP OF THE CAR. 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) COLLIER PURGE-VO-WIPE


A DISTURBING NATIONAL TREND IS SHOWING UP RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

WHY TEENAGERS COULD BE FACING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


HL2) LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VO-WIPE


A LOT OF PARENTS TALKING THIS MORNING-

OVER A MOM'S DECISION TO LET HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON WALK ALONE TO THE PARK.

WHY THAT DECISION LANDED THE MOM IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

THE GUIDELINES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT--

BEFORE LEAVING YOUR CHILD ALONE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) A NARROW ESCAPE-VO-WIPE


TALK ABOUT A NARROW ESCAPE.

A CLOSE-CALL WITH A TRAIN-

ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

HOW THEY MANAGED TO ESCAPE THEIR DEATHS.

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


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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 still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT


PARENTS YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS STORY-

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS A WARNING ABOUT YOUR TEENAGE KIDS.

GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

DEPUTIES ARE GETTING REPORTS --

OF NAKED PHOTOS OF TEEN GIRLS BEING POSTED ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PURGE-VOTOPS


IT'S A NEW TREND CALLED "PURGE" PAGES --

NAMED AFTER A MOVIE ABOUT ANARCHY.

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY'RE INVESTIGATING SIX CASES RIGHT NOW.

IN SEVERAL CASES --

GIRLS SENT NAKED PICTURES TO THEIR BOYFRIENDS --

WHO POSTED THEM AFTER THEY BROKE UP.

IN ONE CASE --

THE PHOTOS WERE STOLEN OFF A GIRL'S PHONE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PURGE-SOTVO


12;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."

DEPUTIES SAY PARENTS NEED TO TALK TO THEIR TEENS ABOUT THIS --

AND MONITOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING ON THEIR PHONES AND ON THE INTERNET.

THE PEOPLE POSTING OR DOWNLOADING THESE PHOTOS COULD FACE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


OAKES FARM FOLLOW-VO


ABC7 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A RAID AT A LOCAL BUSINESS THAT LANDED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN JAIL.

EARLIER THIS MONTH - STATE AGENTS RAIDED "INCREDIBLE FRESH" IN COLLEIER COUNTY.

WORKERS ARE SUSPECTED OF USING DOCUMENTS WITH STOLEN INFORMATION TO GET JOBS--

AND FILE WORKER'S COMP CLAIMS.

A GROUP FROM TAMPA SPENT WEDENSDAY FIGHTING FOR THE ARRESTED.

THEY'RE TRYING TO RAISE AWARENESS AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THE STATE ATTORNEY.

--THAT THE WORKERS ARE THE REAL VITIMS. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-EaniBx-FLY


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.

--ALLEVIATING PARKING PROBLEMS.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEARBY SAY THE LOT WILL BE AN EYESORE.

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...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-BNC VOWIPE


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" WHEN IT COMES TO FIRE DRILL POLICIES.

GRAHAM TOLD BOARD MEMBERS WEDSEDAY -- 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...


STEM TRAINING AT FGCU-ONCAM


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

TEACHERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE COMING TO FORT MYERS TO TAKE PART IN S-T-E-M TRAINING.

THEY WILL GATHER AT F-G-C-U

TAKING PART IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE ACTIVITIES.

THE CURRICULUM WILL BE USED IN GRADES 6TH THROUGH 8TH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-VOWIPE


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

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.

THIS PROJECT WILL COST ALMOST THREE MILLION DOLLARS AND TAKE A FEW YEARS TO COMPLETE. Return to index of stories...


DOG RESCUED FROM UNDER HOUSE-VO


MUST SEE VIDEO TO SHOW YOU THIS MORNING--

OF THE RESCUE OF A DOG TRAPPED FOR TWO DAYS UNDER A HOUSE.

TAKE A LOOK -- A CLEARWATER WOMAN LET HER DOG ALLIE INTO HER BACKYARD ON SATURDAY.

BUT WHEN SHE TRIED TO LET HER BACK IN -- ALLIE WAS GONE.

MONDAY AFTERNOON SHE WAS SITTING IN HER LIVING ROOM AND HEARD WHINING UNDER HER FLOORBOARDS.

ALLIE HAD FOUND HER WAY UNDER THE HOUSE WHERE SHE BECAME TRAPPED FOR TWO DAYS.

ANIMAL CARETAKERS RUSHED TO THE CLEARWATER HOME TO HELP FREE ALLIE. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


IT'S HOT. HUMID.

THE OTHER "H" YOU NEED. HYDRATE

HERE'S ANOTHER REASON TO DRINK H-2-0

IT INCREASES YOUR METABOLISM

FROM HEALTH.COM

A THREE MONTH STUDY FOUND DRINKING 2 GLASSES OF WATER BEFORE EVERY MEAL HELPED THE AVERAGE DIETER LOSE ABOUT 15 POUNDS

IT FIRES UP YOUR METABOLISM

DECREASES TOXINS

AND WATER CAN FIGHT OFF THAT AFTERNOON HEADACHE--A SIGN YOU'RE DEHYDRATED.

RESEARCHERS SAY YOU NEED TO DRINK HALF YOUR BODY WEIGHT OF WATER IN OUNCES.

SO IF YOU'RE 150 POUNDS. DRINK 75 OUNCES OF WATER A DAY Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


HATE TO WORK OUT?

WHAT IF YOU COULD GET PAID.

THERE'S A NEW APP FOR THAT

IT'S CALLED PACT

YOU MAKE A COMMITMENT. AND IF YOU MEET ALL YOUR GOALS

YOU GET MONEY.

BUT IF YOU DON'T WORKOUT. YOU PAY THE APP.

IT KEEPS YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO ON FILE TO CHARGE YOU AND REWARD YOU

GMA HAS ALL THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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 still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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EDISON FORD BIRTHDAY-VIDBOX


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A VERY SPECIAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STAPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

HENRY FORD WAS BORN 151 YEARS AGO.

AND EDISON FORD WINTER ESTATES WILL BE CELEBRATING WITH FREE ADMISSION TO ACTIVE AND RETIRED FORD MOTOR COMPANY EMPLOYEES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ALEX-CLIP 2SHOT


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL UNVEIL A LEGISLATION TODAY-- CURBING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT TOOK MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS.

ABC-7'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY CAMPUS-- WITH HOW THIS WILL AFFECT US HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-LIVE


ON CAM

GOOD MORNING.

ITS A SHAME TO THINK THAT SOME STUDENTS DONT FEEL SAFE ON THEIR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

THESE EMERGENCY CALL STATIONS ARE ALL OVER THE FGCU-- AND CAN HELP.

BUT SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WANTS MORE DONE.

HE'LL JOIN SEVERAL BIPARTISAN SENATORS IN A FEW HOURS TO ANNOUNCE THE INTRODUCTION OF A LEGISLATION TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUSES. Return to index of stories...


CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-VO-SS


VO

AFTER A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY--

Students found "responsible" for sexual assaults on campus often face little or no punishment from school judicial systems.

THE CAN SOON CHANGE.

THE GOAL FOR THIS NEW LEGISLATION IS TO BETTER PROTECT AND EMPOWER STUDENTS AND HOLD NOT ONLY THE PERPETRATOR BUT THE INSTITUTION ACCOUNTABLE.

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CURBING SEX ASSAULTS-LIVE


ON CAM

SENATOR RUBIO WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON DC THIS MORNING AT 10:45.

HES EXPECTED TO TALK THE ABOUT THE DETAILS COUNT ON US TO BRING THOSE TO YOU.

ADA. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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 still suggest this storm will eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


TSA PAYING PEOPLE-ONCAM-BNR


HERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY.

THE T-S-A IS WILLING TO PAY YOU FOR SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO IMPROVE ITS AIRPORT SECURITY LINES.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUCCESSFUL IDEAS COULD GET A 15 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD.

IF YOU HAVE SOME THOUGHTFUL SUGGESTIONS-

WE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBISTE.

ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

CLICK SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


BEST DELAY EVER-OTS


THIS COULD QUITE POSSIBLY BE THE BEST DELAY EVER!

HUNDREDS OF AIR NEW ZEALAND PASSENGERS BOUND FOR AUCKLAND WERE STUCK IN HAWAII FOR TWO NIGHTS DUE TO A FAULTY PLANE SYSTEM.

FOR THEIR TROUBLES- EACH PASSENGER WAS AWARDED 850 DOLLARS IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


WHALE WATCHERS IN BOSTON STUCK-VO


AND THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE THE *WORST* DELAY EVER-

PASSENGERS ON A WHALE WATCH BOAT ARE BACK ON DRY LAND THIS MORNING-

AFTER SPENDING A LONG NIGHT STUCK AT SEA OUTSIDE BOSTON.

THE BOAT GOT SNAGGED BY A LOBSTER TRAP ROPE.

IT HAPPENED ABOUT 15 MILES OFF SHORE.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A 15 MILE TOUR-

INSTEAD-

THEY SPENT ALL NIGHT AT SEA.

THE CREW PROVIDED BLANKETS AND FOOD.

NO ONE WAS INJURED. Return to index of stories...


HUMPBACK WHALES ON SHORE-SS (2)


AND WHALE WATCHERS DIDN'T NEED A BOAT IN CLAIFORNIA.

ABC-7 IS GETTING NEW PICTURES OF A HUMPBACK WHALE JUST FEET AWAY FROM THE SHORELINE IN MONTEREY BAY.

CHECK IT OUT-

THE WHALE WAS FEEDING OFF SOME ANCHOVIES CLOSE TO SHORE.

THE RARE PHENOMENON HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-VO-WIPE


PAID TIME OFF CAN BE HARD TO COME BY FOR WOMEN ON MATERNITY LEAVE.

WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT A MINNESOTA WOMAN WHO GOT CREATIVE ABOUT IT.

SHE TURNED TO CROWD FUNDING.

SHE SET UP A WEBSITE --

SHARED HER STORY --

AND PEOPLE DONATED AS THEY PLEASE.

SHE GOT THE IDEA FROM A RECENT STORY IN THE NEWS --

THE MAN WHO RAISED THOUSANDS JUST TO MAKE POTATO SALAD.

THIS WOMAN FIGURED SHE HAD A CAUSE WORTH SUPPORTING. Return to index of stories...


CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-SOTVO


"I've had some people who through it was pretty cool creative neat idea i

had some comment why don't you just go out and panhandle."

BOLLMAN SAYS THE IDEA CAME WHEN BILLS STARTED TO STACK UP.

SHE HAS A VET BILL AND HER BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING COMING UP --

ALONG WITH THE ARRIVAL OF HER NEWBORN CHILD. Return to index of stories...


NO NOISY CHILDREN POLICY-POP VOWIPE


A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN CALIFORNIA HAS A 'NO NOISY CHILDREN" POLICY.

--WHICH IS UPSETTING SOME PARENTS THIS MORNING.

NO STROLLERS, NO HIGH CHAIRS, NO BOOSTER CHAIRS.--

AND CHILDREN MAKING NOISE IN THE DINING ROOM.NOT ALLOWED.

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NO NOISY CHILDREN POLICY-SOTVO


"I think it's ridiculous, I think kids need to know how to behave in restaurants and if you don't take them to them, they don't know how to behave and they shouldn't be kept hidden away, so I think it's ridiculous, kids should be allowed in restaurants."

THE OWNER SAYS THIS POLICY HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR TWO YEARS AND THEY'VE HAD TWO SIGNS UP SINCE THEN.

THEY RECENTLY ADDED A THIRD.

HE SAYS IF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT--

THEY DON'T HAVE TO COME IN. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VOWIPE


A LOT OF MOMS ARE TALKING THIS MORNING--

AFTER A PORT SAINT LUCIE WOMAN WAS IN A PREDICTAMENT.

SHE LET HER 7 -YEAR-OLD SON WALK TO THE PARK ALONE BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T TAKE HIM.

THE PARK IS ONE OF SEVEN-YEAR-OLD DOMINIC GAINEY'S FAVORITE PLACES.

SOMETIMES HIS MOM COMES - SOMETIMES HE GOES ALONE.

ON SATURDAY - HIS SOLO TRIP TO THE PARK LANDED HIS MOM IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-SOTVO


They asked me a couple questions and I got scared so I ran off to the park and then they called the cops.

NICOLE GAINEY IS CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD NEGELCT.

SHE PLANS TO FIGHT THE CHARGE.

ONLY THREE STATES HAVE LAWS REGARDING LEAVING CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED.

FLORIDA IS NOT ONE OF THOSE STATES.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DOES HAVE GUIDELINES ON WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNSUPERVISED.

WE POSTED THAT ON OUR WEBSITE - ABC-7.COM -- CLICK SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DO YOU EVER TAKE PICTURES. LOOK AT YOUR FACE, AND SAY. I WISH I COULD CHANGE THIS OR THAT.BEFORE I POST THIS PIC ON FACEBOOK?

WELL, NOW YOU CAN.

JUST DOWNLOAD THE APP, *FACETUNE*.

IT JUST BECAME AVAILABLE ON ANDROID.

IT'S BEEN ON IPHONES FOR AWHILE.

YOU CAN WHITEN YOUR TEETH.

TAKE THE BAGS OUT FROM UNDER YOUR EYES.

MAKE YOUR FACE SKINNIER.

CLEAR UP YOUR COMPLEXION.

PUT ON LIPSTICK.

PROFESSIONAL RESULTS. MADE EASY. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


PARENTS.

IS YOUR HOUSE A MESS?

IT CAN BE FRUSTRATING.

ONE DAD BLAMED HIS WIFE.

THEN HE REALIZED. HE WAS WRONG. FOR SO MANY REASONS.

HIS WIFE SAID, HEY, I'D RATHER SPEND TIME PLAYING WITH MY KIDS.

TAKING THEM TO THE PARK.

SO WHAT SHOULD THE BALANCE BE BETWEEN A CLEAN HOUSE AND SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR KIDS?

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TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TECHBYTES:

IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. APPLE LAPTOPS GETTING A FRESHEN-UP.

ALL NEW MACBOOK PRO MODELS WILL SEE A MINOR SPEED BOOST. 15- INCH MODELS ARE

GETTING MORE BASE RAM. AND THE 13- INCH MODELS ARE DROPPING SLIGHTLY IN

PRICE.

NEWS OF GROWING REVENUE AND NEW USERS SENT TWITTER STOCK SOARING. ADDING

NEARLY SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS IN MARKET VALUE, JUST YESTERDAY!

RESEARCHERS AT STANFORD SAY THEY HAVE DISCOVERED THE HOLY GRAIL OF BATTERIES

. THEIR INVENTION IS A PURE LITHIUM BATTERY THAT COULD LAST FOUR TIMES

LONGER THAN CURRENT BATTERIES. AND THAT COULD MEAN MORE POWER FOR EVERYTHING

FROM SMARTPHONES, TO ELECTRIC CARS.

THIS COULD BE THE ULTIMATE MOTIVATION TO START EXERCISING. LATER THIS

MORNING - GOOD MORNING AMERICA INVESTIGATES THE APP THAT GET'S YOU IN SHAPE,

AND PAYS YOU!

AND "YELP" JUST GOT A LITTLE MORE USER- FRIENDLY. THE BUSINESS REVIEW

COMPANY IS ADDING A VIDEO FEATURE TO ITS I-PHONE APP. GIVING USERS A 3- TO

12- SECOND AMBIENT TASTE OF THE BUSINESSES THEY'RE CONSIDERING.

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


ANOTHER ROUND OF OFF AND ON DOWNPOURS TODAY

As our winds continue to come in from the Gulf of Mexico today, we'll keep the chance for passing downpours to wash ashore and work their way eastward across Southwest Florida again today. We'll see some of those downpours through the morning, but the door remains open for rain at any time today.

Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. With humidity it will once again feel like we are near 100 degrees. Other than the passing downpours, our skies will be partly sunny.

Some isolated showers will wash ashore again tomorrow morning and through the day tomorrow. Then we transition toward more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend. Highs will stay in the lower 90 and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic continuing to show high probability of development. The National Hurricane Center has placed the potential for development at 70% in the next couple of days and through the next 5 days.

There's a good possibility that it develops 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.

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STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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FACEBOOK MESSAGING APP-VO


FOR MOBILE USERS WHO TEXT WITH FRIENDS VIA FACEBOOK-

IT'S ALMOST TIME TO DOWNLOAD THE SOCIAL-MEDIA GIANT'S DEDICATED APP FOR DOING SO--

OR YOU WILL LOSE THE ABILITY TO SEND MESSAGES.

YOU'LL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE MESSENGER APP.

FACEBOOK SAYS ITS MESSENGER APP IS USED BY MORE THAN 200 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY MONTH. Return to index of stories...


NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATVOTOPS


"train nats"

AND FROM A CRAZY RIDE ON TOP OF A CAR --

TO A DARING ESCAPE UNDERNEARTH A TRAIN!

LIKE A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE "STAND BY ME."

ON THE TRACKS, 80 FEET UP, AND A TRAIN'S COMING RIGHT AT THEM!

THESE TWO WOMEN COULDN'T JUMP --

SO THEY LIED DOWN, PRAYING THE TRAIN WOULDN'T CRUSH THEM.

THEY JUST SNUCK IN UNDERNEATH IT.

ONE OF THEM STUBBED A TOE --

BUT WERE OTHERWISE FINE.

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BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS-WIPE


LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH SOME OF YOUR TOP STORIES THIS MORNING.

COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT KAMELA PATTON WILL KEEP HER JOB FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.

IN A 3-2 VOTE, BOARD.THE SCHOOL BOARD EXTENDED HER CONTRACT.

SHE HAS TWO YEARS LEFT ON HER CURRENT ONE.

THIS CONTROVERSIAL VOTE HAPPENED WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION.

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TS 2) LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BORAD-VOTOPS-WIPE


CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL HAS A NEW PRINCIPAL THIS MORNING--

THIS IS AFTER THE FORMER PRINCIPAL-- TRACY PERKINS-- SUDDENLY RESIGNED AFTER WORKING THERE FOR 11 YEARS.

ANGELA ROLES WILL NOW TAKE ON THE ROLE.

SHE HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) PLANE CRASH UPDATE-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE PILOT WHO CRASH LANDED HIS PLANE ON A SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH--

KILLING A 9-YEAR-OLD AND HER FATHER--

IS SPEAKING OUT THIS MORNING.

KARL KOKOMOOR RELEASED A STATEMENT APOLOGIZING TO THE FAMILY.

HE ALSO SAYS THAT HE DIDN'T SEE THEM WHEN HE CRASH LANDED.

ARMY SERGEANT OMMY IRIZARRY AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA WERE KILLED.

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TS 4) RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT TODAY-VOTOPS-WIPE


WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN A BIPARTISAN GROUP WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW LEGISLATION ON SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL BE AMONG THE LAWMAKERS.

THE BILL WILL PROTECT AND EMPOWER STUDENTS. AND HOLD BOTH INSTITUTIONS AND PERPETRATORS ACCOUNTABLE.

IT'S THIS MORNING IN WASHINGTON AROUND 10:45

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


TS 5) FMB BEACH PARKING-VOTOPS-WIPE


FORT MYERS BEACH WANTS TO BUILD A PARKING LOT FOR THE HISTORIC MOUND HOUSE ON CONNECTICUT STREET.

--ALLEVIATING PARKING PROBLEMS.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEARBY SAY THE LOT WILL BE AN EYESORE.

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...


TS 6) CAPE PIPE REPLACEMENT-VOTOPS-WIPE


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

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

THE NEW PLASTIC PIPES SHOULD FIX THE ISSUE.

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