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DIRECTORS PAGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-SOTVO TOPS
HEADLINES HOME BIRTH DAD-VOWIPE
HL 1) LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VOTOPS HOME BIRTH DAD-SOTVO
HL 2) ZACS MOM SPEAKS-SOTTOPS NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 3) BOAT REMOVAL-VOTOPS TEASE TWO
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TZ2 A BOAT REMOVAL-VOTOPS
TRANSGENDER ARREST-OC, SS (2) TZ2 B DONT GROW UP-SOTTOPS
NTSB CRASH REPORT-trxVOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
PRESIDENT SUING-OTS WEATHER-PWC
FIRE WATCH-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
GGE BRUSH FIRE-2SHT- VOWIPE POWERPOINT CHAMPION-OTS-VO
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO NO MORE FACEBOOK GIFT CARDS-OTS VO
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO, BNR UCLA FLOODING-VO TOPS
SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-OTS-VO DERELICT BOAT REMOVAL-trxNATSVOTOP
SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-SOTVO DERELICT BOAT REMOVAL-SOTVO
ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-trxVOTOPS DONT GROW UP-SOTVO
ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-SOTVO TEASE THREE-POP
DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP TZ3 A-VO-DISS
ZAC'S MOM TALKS-VO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
ZAC'S MOM TALKS-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) BEAUTY SHOP BREAK IN-VOTOPS-WIPE
FLESH EATING VIRUS-POP WIPE VO 11PM TZ2) CRASH ON CAM-VOTOPS
FLESH EATING VIRUS-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
STRIP CLUB HIT AND RUN-OC, VO, SS, OC TAG HENKE BERG-VOPOP
FAMILY HOME FROM CHINA-TCMON SOTVO WIPE HENKE BERG-VOTOPS
FAMILY HOME FROM CHINA-SOTVO HENKE BERG-CGTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP HENKE BERG-SOTTOP
TEASE ONE TIGER WOODS-POPMON
TZ1 POWERPOINT CHAMP-VOTOPS TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS
TZ1 B HOME BIRTH-SOTTOPS TIGER WOODS-SOTTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL TRE BOSTON-VOTOPS
CHEVRON ARREST-OTS -VO RAYS BREWERS-VOTOPS
CHEVRON ARREST-SOTVO RED SOX-VOTOPS
FIRES IN SWFL-EANIBOX-WIPE RED SOX-SOTOPS
a) NORTH NAPLES FIRE-VO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
b)ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-VO WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


LEE COUNTY PARENTS WANT ANSWERS!

NOW AT 7 --

WHY SCHOOL STARTS IN JUST A FEW WEEKS --

AND THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THE BELL SCHEDULE!

it's just holy crap kid! holy crap!

PLUS -

DOCTORS THOUGHT HE WAS BRAIN DEAD --

BUT ONE OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THAT DEADLY LIGHTNING ACCIDENT --

ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

IS CAUSING HIS MOTHER TO RETHINK HIS LIFE!

AND BOATS --

LITTERING OUR WATERWAYS!

WHAT LEE COUNTY IS DOING TO GET RID OF THESE DANGEROUS EYE SOARS --

ONCE AND FOR ALL.

YOUR NEWS AT 7 ON 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VOTOPS


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HL 2) ZACS MOM SPEAKS-SOTTOPS


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HL 3) BOAT REMOVAL-VOTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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TRANSGENDER ARREST-OC, SS (2)


TONIGHT AT SEVEN -

FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A MAN THEY SAY BRUTALLY MURDERED A TRANSGENDER WOMAN.

TERRY LYNN BRADY IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF EDDIE JAMES OWENS.

OWENS IDENTIFIED AS A WOMAN AND WENT BY THE NAME YASMIN SANCHEZ.

SHE WAS SHOT TO DEATH AND HER BODY WAS SET ON FIRE. Return to index of stories...


NTSB CRASH REPORT-trxVOTOPS


ALSO JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM --

A CRASH REPORT FROM THE N-T-S-B REVEALS A PLANE THAT WENT DOWN ON CAPTIVA --

WAS CARRYING NEARLY 700 POUNDS OF PORCELAIN TILES AT THE TIME.

THE SMALL PLANE CRASHED IN THE WATER NEAR SALTY APPROACH AIRSTRIP TWO WEEKS AGO.

THE PILOT, GREGG HOWARD, WAS KILLED IN THE CRASH.

WE DO KNOW HE WAS RENOVATING HIS FAMILY'S HOUSE ON CAPTIVA --

WHICH EXPLAINS THE TILES. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT SUING-OTS


HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES JUST VOTED TO PROCEDE WITH A REPUBLICAN LED PLAN TO SUE PRESIDENT OBAMA.

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS CLAIM THE PRESIDENT HAS EXCEEDED HIS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER BY ISSUING EXECUTIVE ORDERS SPECIFICALLY RELATING TO HEALTHCARE REFORM.

THE VOTE WAS SPLIT ON PARTY LINES IN THE REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WATCH-CLIP


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GGE BRUSH FIRE-2SHT- VOWIPE


ALSO TONIGHT --

COLLIER COUNTY FIRE CREWS ARE MOPPING UP A LARGE BRUSH FIRE --

THAT WAS THREATENING HOUSES THIS AFTERNOON.

IT IS 100 PERCENT CONTAINED TONIGHT.

THE FIRE STARTED ON WOODLAND GRADE ROAD -- JUST EAST OF GOLDEN GATE.

THIS IS VIDEO EARLIER OF THE FIRE AND SMOKE.

THE BRUSH FIRE BURNED ABOUT 50 ACRES.

IT IS FULLY CONTAINED AND CREWS ARE WATCHING FOR HOTSPOTS. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO


LEE COUNTY PARENTS AT NINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WANT TO KNOW THE BELL SCHEDULE FOR NEXT YEAR --

AND THEY STILL DON'T.

THE STATE MANDATED LONGER DAYS AT THOSE NINE SCHOOLS --

BECAUSE OF LOW TEST SCORES.

WE CHECKED IN WITH THE DISTRICT TODAY.

THEY PLAN TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW SCHEDULES NEXT WEEK.

BUT SCHOOL STARTS ON AUGUST 18TH.

THAT'S LEAVING MANY PARENTS IN LIMBO. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO, BNR


SOT:11

4609 i understand if they need to make changes but they should notify us a lot sooner than this.

3939 there's so many parents that don't know what to do now. people have to change their work schedule. people could lose their jobs for this.

A LIST OF THE SCHOOLS IMPACTED IS UP ON OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TELLS US --

PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED AS SOON AS THEY CONFIRM NEW BELL SCHEDULES. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-OTS-VO


STUDENTS AT F-G-C-U AND FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE MAY SOON SEE SOME BIG CHANGES WHEN IT COMES TO LEARNING THE REAL NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS.

A BILL AIMED AT STOPPING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO KEEP MORE ACCURATE RECORDS.

ALL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY WOULD BE FINED FOR NOT ACCURATELY REPORTING THE CRIMES.

A-B-C 7 LOOKED INTO HOW THIS COULD CHANGE CURRENT PRACTICES. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-SOTVO


RICK PARFITT

CHIEF OF POLICE, FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

"We have an internal procedure through code of conduct and dean of students to

handle even beyond what the criminal justice system can do."but to

"Anytime a federal law affects a college or university, it affects them across the board."

F-G-C-U TOLD US THEY HAVEN'T REVIEWED THE PROPOSED BILL.

THEY SAY THEY TAKE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT SERIOUSLY. Return to index of stories...


ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-trxVOTOPS


A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DOESN'T LIIKE FLORIDA'S STANDARDIZED TESTING --

AND HE'S DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

DON ARMSTRONG WANTS TO OPT HIS CHILDREN OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING.

HIS SON AND DAUGHTER ARE IN FOURTH GRADE AT NORTH FORT MYERS ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS.

HE SAYS THE STRESS OF STANDARDIZED TESTING IS TOO MUCH. Return to index of stories...


ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-SOTVO


31:20-31:28

This is my kids education. I have 86 other thousand kids out here as well. It's their education.

ACCORDING TO FLORIDA LAW --

STUDENTS CAN OPT OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING.

IT'S UP TO THE SCHOOL TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

THEY LOOK AT THE STUDENTS ACADEMIC TRACK RECORD --

THEN DECIDE IF THE STUDENT SHOULD MOVE UP A GRADE LEVEL.

ARMSTRONG PLANS TO TAKE PAPERWORK TO THE PRINCIPAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP


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ZAC'S MOM TALKS-VO


SOME ARE CALLING HIM A MIRACLE!

THE 14-YEAR-OLD BOY STRUCK BY LIGHTNING -- WHO NEARLY DIED ON FORT MYERS BEACH --

HAS MADE A STUNNING RECOVERY.

JUST TWO DAYS AGO --

DOCTORS TOLD ZAC LATAWEIC'S MOM, DANITA , HE WAS BRAIN DEAD.

BUT A DAY LATER --

ZAC OPENED HIS EYES.

HE'S BLOWING KISSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND AND SMILING AT NURSES..

HIS MOM DESCRIBED THE MOMENT HE OPENED HIS EYES FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


ZAC'S MOM TALKS-SOTVO


hollie- what was it like?

oh my god! giving birth! giving birth, having them, putting them in

your arms. Its like ooooh. Because they're open, they're opening

longer, they're opening wider, theyre opening big and hes looking side

by side, it's just oooh amazing.

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HOW SWIFT WAS THE RECOVERY?

JUST 48 HOURS AGO -- ZACS MOM WAS CONTEMPLATING WHETHER TO

DONATE HER SON'S ORGANS.

ZAC IS ON A VENTILATOR, THOUGH, TO HELP WITH HIS BREATHING.

AND HE STILL FACES A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING VIRUS-POP WIPE VO


TONIGHT -- ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND ANOTHER IS SICK AFTER GETTING A FLESH-EATING BACTERIA FROM THE GULF.

BOTH PEOPLE BECAME INFECTED WITH "VIBRIO VULNIFICUS."

THIS BACTERIA IS ALWAYS IN THE WATER --

IT'S MORE COMMON DURING THE SUMMER WHEN THE WATER IS WARM.

IF YOU HAVE A WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM OR AN OPEN CUT YOU CAN GET THE BACTERIA.

PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO ON THE BEACH HAD NO IDEA ABOUT THE DANGER LURKING IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING VIRUS-SOTVO


David Moore, Indiana "That's really serious. I'm glad. I don't know. I don't have any open wounds!"

Gina Siekman, Ohio "I heard that the open wounds thing was an issue, so luckily we don't have any cuts or anything. someone else told us it only happens if you ingest it."

YOU CAN ALSO GET THE FLESH-EATING BACTERIA FROM SHELLFISH.

YOU CANNOT GET IT JUST BY SWALLOWING SALTWATER.

IT IS EASY TO TREAT SO IF YOU FEEL SICK AFTER EATING RAW SHELLFISH OR SWIMMING THEN YOU SHOULD HEAD TO THE E-R. Return to index of stories...


STRIP CLUB HIT AND RUN-OC, VO, SS, OC TAG


TONIGHT -- A FORT MYERS MAN IS DEAD AFTER HE WAS HIT AND RUN OVER IN THE PARKING LOT OF A STRIP CLUB.

23-YEAR-OLD LUIS SAEZ -- WAS CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY AT SCARLETT'S CABARET WITH FRIENDS ON MONDAY.

OFFICERS SAY HE GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH ANOTHER MAN AND THAT MAN RAN HIM OVER.

TODAY WAS HIS BIRTHDAY AND DOCTORS TOOK HIM OFF OF LIFE SUPPORT.

ALSO TODAY - OFFICERS ARRESTED THIS MAN -- GIOVANNI CORDONA FOR D-U-I HIT AND RUN.

HE'S IN JAIL AND COULD FACE MORE CHARGES.

ABC7 TALKED TO SAEZ'S PARENTS -- THEY TELL US THEY'RE SON HAD A CONTAGIOUS SMILE - AND GIVING HEART.

DOCTORS KEPT HIM ON LIFE SUPPORT UNTIL HIS ORGANS COULD BE DONATED. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY HOME FROM CHINA-TCMON SOTVO WIPE


A NAPLES FAMILY IS *FINALLY* BACK HOME TONIGHT --

AFTER GETTING STRANDED IN CHINA!

VOICE OF CARISSA JOHNSON, STACEY LINS' BEST FRIEND

:05-:11

All our luggage.Zoey! we're going home! We're going home, we're going home!

NAPLES MOM STACEY LINS FLEW TO CHINA THREE WEEKS AGO --

SO SHE COULD ADOPT 4-YEAR-OLD ZOEY.

BUT RIGHT WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT TO COME HOME --

A COMPUTER CRASHED AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

IT STRANDED THEM FOR 5 DAYS --

BECAUSE ZOEY COULDN'T GET HER VISA!

THEN FINALLY --

THEY GOT THE GOOD NEWS. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY HOME FROM CHINA-SOTVO


STACEY LINS, NAPLES MOTHER

19:17:02

I can't even tell you. She was in the shower, my son and I were screaming, jumping. Zoey was probably like what's going on?

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE TEMPORARY COMPUTER CRASH IS STILL IMPACTING PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE.

THERE'S A MAJOR BACKLOG OF VISAS APPLICATIONS THEY'RE TRYING TO CATCH UP ON.

BUT ZOE IS HERE TONIGHT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS A NEW CHAMPION TONIGHT -

IN FACT -

HE'S A WORLD CHAMPION.

WHAT WAS HE THE CHAMPION OF?

AND WHO WAS HE UP AGAINST.

PLUS -

The nurses told you, you're only 3 centimeters you need

to go home, okay I'll go home."

AND THEN IT HAPPENED.

THE SURPRISING PLACE IN HER OWN HOUSE --

THAT SHE GAVE BIRTH.

WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 POWERPOINT CHAMP-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HOME BIRTH-SOTTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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...


CHEVRON ARREST-OTS -VO


TWO CHARLOTTE COUNTY MEN ARE IN JAIL TONIGHT AFTER UNDERCOVER DEPUTIES SAY THEY BUSTED THEM SELLING SYNTHETIC POT.

DEPUTIES SAY ON FOUR DIFFERENT OCCASSIONS THEY WENT INTO THIS CHEVRON ON EL JOBEAN ROAD AND BOUGHT THE DRUGS.

THEY RAIDED THE SHOP YESTERDAY AND FOUND NINE PACKETS OF SPICE OF K-2.

THEY ARRESTED BOTH OF THE STORE CLERKS. Return to index of stories...


CHEVRON ARREST-SOTVO


"I don't feel bad who are guilty of doing it, I feel bad who are buying and people suckered into buying it. It's a lot easier to be healthy than to be in this drug stuff."

CHEVRON MANAGERS WOULDN'T TALK ABOUT THE ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


FIRES IN SWFL-EANIBOX-WIPE


A NAPLES WOMAN'S CAR NEARLY MELTED IN HER GARAGE TODAY.

IT CAUGHT FIRE AFTER A PROBLEM WITH THE BATTERY.

THE FIRE DESTROYED THE CAR --

AND SPREAD TO HER HOUSE.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

AND THE DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO DESTROYING THE CAR.

BUT THAT WAS NOT THE ONLY FIRE --

TO LIGHT UP SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY.

CATS AND DOGS HAD TO BE RUSHED TO SAFETY --

WHEN A FIRE SPARKED AT A EASTSIDE ANIMAL CLINIC IN FORT MYERS.

ALL THE ANIMALS ARE JUST FINE. Return to index of stories...


a) NORTH NAPLES FIRE-VO


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b)ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-VO WIPE


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ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-SOTVO TOPS


ADRIENNE GETTMAN- OFFICE MANAGER: "we had people in examine rooms, normal day and then the building just started filling up with smoke."

INVESTIGATORS THINK THIS WAS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM THAT CAUSED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


HOME BIRTH DAD-VOWIPE


A NEW BABY ENTERED THIS WORLD AND SHE RIGHT AT HOME.

REALLY.

IT HAPPENED IN HER HOUSE.

MORE SPECIFICALLY ON THE TOILET.

MEET BABY LIVIA.

HER MOM SAYS SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND NURSES TOLD HER TO GO HOME BECAUSE SHE WASN'T READY TO GIVE BIRTH.

WHEN SHE GOT HOME -- ONE PUSH WAS ALL IT TOOK FOR HER TO DELIVER. Return to index of stories...


HOME BIRTH DAD-SOTVO


SOT David Davis -"She had one last strong push, I had my hand on her back

the baby shot out and I couldn't grab it fast enough, fell in the toilet

real quick and I pulled her out."

SOT Lillie Davis, Mother -'He's a great husband and as you can tell he's a

great father. Not every man can do that."

BOTH MOM AND BABY ARE DOING WELL!

SUPERS:

West Haven, CT

David Davis

Father

Lillie Davis

Mother

VIDEO INFO:

SOT David Davis, Father-"I don't like blood - I'm a fainter I

thought I had to wear a helmet for my first child at the hospital because I

thought I was going to fall."

CU on the baby.

SOT Lillie Davis, Mother -'He's a great husband and as you can tell he's a

great father. Not every man can do that."

Exterior WS's of the house.

SOT Lillie Davis -"The nurses told you, you're only 3 centimeters you need

to go home, okay I'll go home."

Exterior WS's of the house. MS on the baby.

SOT David Davis - "

One of the pushes she said, I think she's out. Out where? I'm looking in

the toilet nothing is happening there then I see a head sticking out. The

head is out."

SOT Lillie Davis -"David said don't worry she's okay, she's okay."

SOT David Davis -"She had one last strong push, I had my hand on her back

the baby shot out and I couldn't grab it fast enough, fell in the toilet

real quick and I pulled her out."

CU on the baby. MS on the family.

SOT David Davis - "It's a bonding thing, first one

to touch your baby, first one to hold your baby."

Information:

A father in West Haven, Connecticut is feeling very proud after he delivered

his own baby.

David Davis has now seen and done it all after delivering his precious baby

girl, Livia. Mom Lillie is also quite impressed.

It was a wild night inside their West Haven home after they tried going to

the hospital. Lillie says she was sent home from the hospital because she

was only dilated three centimeters.

However when the couple returned home the contractions kept coming. David

helped his wife into the bathroom and ran a bath to calm her down. But

little Livia had other plans in mind.

David says after one of the pushes the baby's head was out and he took

control. David say he couldn't grab his daughter quick enough when she came

out.

And that is how Livia came into the world. And how her parents and big

sister are celebrating another beautiful family moment. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO


boats crushing

THEY'RE DANGEROUS.

THEY'RE AN EYESORE.

NOW THEY'RE NO MORE.

FIND OUT WHY LEE COUNTY CRUNCHED MORE THAN A DOZEN BOATS TODAY.

oh my gosh.i want him to stay little

AND THIS CUTE LITTLE GIRL --

IS NOT JUST BEGGING --

BUT SOBBING -

OVER A WISH FOR HER LITTLE BROTHER. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A BOAT REMOVAL-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B DONT GROW UP-SOTTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


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...


POWERPOINT CHAMPION-OTS-VO


TONIGHT -- SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS A WORLD CHAMPION.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TYLER MILLIS LAST WEEK.

THE 16-YEAR-OLD COMPETED AGAINST STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN POWERPOINT.

HE WAS CROWNED NATIONAL CHAMPION OF POWER POINT 2007.

TYLER IS NOW THE *WORLD CHAMPION -- AFTER COMPETING THIS PAST WEEKEND AGAINST THE BEST FROM MORE THAN 100 OTHER COUNTRIES.

TYLER IS THE FIRST AMERICAN TO BE CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION. Return to index of stories...


NO MORE FACEBOOK GIFT CARDS-OTS VO


FACEBOOK IS GETTING OUT OF THE GIFT CARD BUSINESS.

NO MORE WRAPPED-PRESENT ICONS TELLING YOU TO SEND A STARBUCKS OR TARGET GIFT CARD TO YOUR FRIEND ON THEIR BIRTHDAY.

THEY'RE DISCONTINUING THE GIFT SERVICE IN TWO WEEKS.

INSTEAD, THEY'RE LAUNCHING A BUY BUTTON --

WHERE YOU CAN BUY FROM SMALL BUSINESSES THEY HAVE PARTNERED WITH. Return to index of stories...


UCLA FLOODING-VO TOPS


BOOGIE BOARDING IS SOMETHING MANY COLLEGE KIDS ON THE COAST DO.

BUT NOT USUALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF CAMPUS!

TAKE A LOOK!

U-C-L-A IS FLOODED.

A WATER MAIN BROKE LAST NIGHT --

SPEWING 10 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER ONTO SIDEWALKS AND INTO BUILDINGS.

THAT INCLUDES THE FAMOUS PAULEY PAVILLION --

THE BASKETBALL ARENA.

SOME STUDENTS HAD THEIR FUN WITH IT --

ALTHOUGH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN TELLING THEM THE WATER'S NOT SAFE. Return to index of stories...


DERELICT BOAT REMOVAL-trxNATSVOTOP


nats of boat crushing

ITS DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS.

NOW LEE COUNTY IS GETTING RID OF BOAT ABANDONED ON WATERWAYS.

THIS MONTH - THE COUNTY TOOK 16 DERELICT BOATS OUT OF THE WATER.

CREWS SLAP ON A WARNING STICKER AND TRY TO TRACK DOWN THE OWNER.

WHEN ALL OPTIONS ARE EXHAUSTED AND A MONTH PASSES - THE BOATS ARE TOWED TO SHORE AND DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


DERELICT BOAT REMOVAL-SOTVO


Captain Dave Durham

It was dropped off, registration expired in 05 - I just don't want it to break loose and do damage to other boats or sink and do damage to moving boats.

Some boats have fuel on them- can become a navigational hazard- it's literally litter in the water.

GRANT MONEY PAYS TO REMOVE AND DESTROY THE BOATS.

THAT COSTS ABOUT 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DONT GROW UP-SOTVO


GOING VIRAL TONIGHT.

FIVE-YEAR-OLD SADIE JUST DOESN'T WANT HER BABY BROTHER TO EVER GROW UP.

i dont want him to grow up! Hes just so cute! and I dont want to die when im a hundred!

SADIE MILLER IS STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING A LOT OF STRUGGLE WITH --

MORTALITY AND THE SADNESS OF GROWING UP.

SADIE'S VIDEO IS GOING VIRAL --

VIEWED BY MORE THAN THREE MILLION SO FAR.

WE PUT THE WHOLE THING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

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STATUS: FINAL

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SCRIPT:

NOW TO A SUPER ADORABLE VIDEO GOING VIRAL THIS MORNING. A BIG SISTER,

DEVASTATED BY A SIMPLE FACT OF LIFE.

FIVE-YEAR-OLD SADIE MILLER IS INCONSOLABLE --OVERCOME BY EMOTION-- WHEN SHE

FINDS OUT HER BABY BROTHER WON'T ALWAYS BE SO LITTLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-POP


DAY ONE OF THE HENKE BERG JUNIOR MASTERS---- FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG GOLFERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA----

PLUS---- MUCH LIKE LEBRON JAMES-- TIGER WOODS LOVES AKRON, OHIO--- WE'LL EXPLAIN--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ1) BEAUTY SHOP BREAK IN-VOTOPS-WIPE


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT 11 --

POLICE INVESTIGATE A BIZZARE BEAUTY SHOP BREAK-IN.

AT 11 --

THE MERCHANDISE WORTH THOUSANDS --

THIEVES ARE BOUND TO BE UNTANGLING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) CRASH ON CAM-VOTOPS


GETTING PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING --

JUST WASN'T ENOUGH.

AT 11 --

WHAT HAPPENED AT THIS TRAFFIC STOP --

THAT LEFT A DRIVER IN TEARS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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HENKE BERG-VOPOP


THE LATE--- GREAT PATTY BERG--- HELPED ESTABLISH THE LPGA TOUR BACK IN 1948--- AND THEN SHE WENT OUT AND DOMINATED IT-- WINNING 60 TIMES ON TOUR--- SHE WASN'T TO BE MESSED WITH ON THE COURSE-- OR OFF-- BERG WAS A LIEUTENANT IN THE MARINES DURING WORLD WAR 2--- CERTAINLY A WOMAN WORTHY OF HAVING A GOLF TOURNAMENT IN HER NAME--- Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-VOTOPS


IT'S ROUND ONE OF THE HENKE BERG JUNIOR MASTERS -- FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST GOLFERS FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND BEYOND-----

LANDON WEBER OF FORT MYERS. DROPS THE BIRDIE HERE AT THE NINTH.-- HE'S ONE OF YOUR LEADERS AT EVEN PAR---

SO IS THIS GUY---- MARTIN JENSEN OF BRONXVILLE-NEW YORK.----.JUST MISSES THE BIRDIE PUTT ON THE 4TH HOLE. JENSEN SHOT EVEN PAR 72. AND IS TIED FOR THE LEAD

ONE THE GIRLS SIDE--- BRITTANY SHIN-- JUST A 7TH GRADER--- LEADS BY 3 STROKES AT 1 OVER PAR---- Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-CGTOPS


HERE'S A LOOK AT THE LEADERBOARD ON THE BOYS SIDE---

BLAKE WHEELER--- LEADS IN THE BOYS 13-15 YEAR OLD DIVISION----

LANDON WEBER-- A 3-TIME CHAMPION--- IS TIED FOR THE LEAD IN THE BOYS 16-18 YEAR OLD DIVISION----

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE GIRLS SIDE OF THINGS---

YOUNG CAPE CORAL STAR BRITTANY SHIN--- LEADS AT ONE OVER PAR---

SHE WON THE HENKE BERG TWO YEARS AGO---- Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-SOTTOP


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TIGER WOODS-POPMON


THE RYDER CUP COMES YOU WAY FROM SCOTLAND AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER--- EUROPE VERSUS THE UNITED STATES---- TIGER WOODS SAYS HE WOULD PUT HIMSELF ON THE TEAM---- BUT HE'S NOT ALONE--- JACK NICKLAUS SAYS TIGERS BELONGS ON THE TEAM AS WELL--- BUT NEITHER OF THOSE GUYS MATTER-- IT'S UP TO TOM WATSON-- WHO IS THE TEAM CAPTAIN. Return to index of stories...


TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS


FOR NOW TIGER WILL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR PLAYING AT THE BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL---

-- THIS IS A PLACE -- TIGER THRIVES--- HE'S WON---- 8 TOURNAMENTS AT THE FIRESTONE COUNTRY CLUB IN AKRON, OHIO---

-- LOOKING FOR MORE OF THE SAME THIS WEEK--- Return to index of stories...


TIGER WOODS-SOTTOPS


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TRE BOSTON-VOTOPS


NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD-- TRE BOSTON IS HAVING A ROUGH START TO HIS NFL CAREER----

BOSTON-- WHO WAS DRAFTED BY THE CAROLINA PANTHERS--- HAS BEEN OUT OF ACTION-- AFTER HAVING HERNIA SURGERY----

--- BOSTON WAS BACK TO PRACTICE ON TUESDAY-- BUT MAY HAVE RE-INJURED HIMSELF--- HE HAD TO BE CARTED OF THE FIELD---

--- HIS RETURN IS UNKNOWN--- Return to index of stories...


RAYS BREWERS-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP THE TROP-- RAYS HOTTEST TEAM ON THE PLANET-- LOOKING TO SWEEP THE BREWERS---

---- BREW CREW HAD OTHER IDEAS-- MAR-TEEN MALDONADO --- WITH THE SINGLE TO CENTER-- THAT SCORES 2-----

DAVID PRICE--- MAY HAVE PITCHED HIS LAST GAME IN A RAYS UNIFORM-- PART OF MANY TRADE RUMORS---

HE TAKES THE LOSS-- MILWAUKEE WINS --- 5-0 Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF TRADE RUMORS---

THEY ARE SWIRLING AROUND RED SOX STARTING PITCHER-- JON LESTER---

-- THE LATEST RUMOR HAS LESTER BEING TRADED TO THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES----

--- FELLOW PITCHER -- JOHN LACKEY IS ALSO ON THE TRADING BLOCK--

-- HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS THE SAME TEAM THAT WON THE WORLD SERIES A YEAR AGO--- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-SOTOPS


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


THIS GUY RIGHT HERE IS 24 YEAR OLD-- BRANDON POULSON-- AND THE MINNESOTA TWINS JUST SIGNED HIM TO A 250-THOUSAND DOLLAR CONTRACT---

POULSON THROWS 100-MILES AN HOUR-- BUT WAS NEVER DRAFTED OUT OF COLLEGE---

A TWINS SCOUT FOUND HIM THIS SUMMER---- PITCHING FOR THE HEARLDSBURG PRUNE PACKERS--- A TEAM IN THE GOLDEN STATE COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE---

HE'LL HEAD TO TENNESSEE FOR THE TWINS ROOKIE BALL-- BUT COULD END UP IN FORT MYERS AT SOME POINT Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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