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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 A COLLIER PURGE-VO-WIPE
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ4 B FACEBOOK CAT PICTURE-VOTOPS-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ 4 C HUMANE SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-VOTOPS
HL1) ZAC LIGHTNING UPDATE-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL2) PLAYING ALONE-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) THE APP THAT PAYS YOU TO WORKOUT-VOTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS NAPLES CAR FIRE-VOTOPS
NAPLES FIRE-2 SH POP VO TS1) SENATOR RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS
NAPLES FIRE-REM LIVE TS2) LEE SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS
NAPLES FIRE-VO TS3) COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS
PLANE CRASH LATEST-BNC, VO NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO, SS PORCH TRIAL-2 SHOT
ZAC LIGHTNING UPDATE-OTS-SS VO PORCH TRIAL-PKG
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
OAKES FARM FOLLOW-VO ESPN SUSPENDS SMITH FOR COMMENTS ON ABUSE -OC-SS
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP AVALON PARK CHILD IN HOT CAR-TRX-VOTOPS
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-ANIBOX COLLIER PURGE-VO
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-LIVE U 2 FACEBOOK CAT PICTURE-OC-VO-OC
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-VO NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATVOTOPS
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-(2SOT) NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-VO
RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-LIVE U 2 NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-SOTVO
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-VO
FL GOVERNOR DEBATES-TC MON VO CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-SOTVO
CRIST BIG ANNOUNCMENT-CG(2)-OC NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP HUMANE SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-ANIBOX
ISRAELI STRIKES CONTINUE-VOTOPS HUMANE SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-PKG
LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
BERGDAHL COULD MEET W INVESTIGATOR NEXT WEEK-VO TZ5 A TSA PAYING PEOPLE-VO-WIPE
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP TZ5 B DEBT COLLECTION-VOTOPS
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES PROGRESS-OC-ANIBOX WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
WEATHER DEATHS-OC CLUTTER PROBLEM-2-SHOT
UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-TRX-VOTOPS CLUTTER PROBLEM-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ1 A PLAYING ALONE-VOTOPS CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ1 B LIGHTNING BOLT PHOTOBOMB-VOTOPS FORECAST-WX WALL
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
PLAYING ALONE-2-SHOT SMALL CARS FARE POORLY IN CRASH TESTS -VO
PLAYING ALONE-PKG MOST RECALLED VEHICLES-OTS-VO
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT DEBT COLLECTION-VIDBOX
TZ2 A SCHOOL SYSTEM SHAKE UP-VO NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 B ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-VO TSA PAYING PEOPLE-OC-BNR
LIGHTNING BOLT PHOTOBOMB-NATSVO DELTA OFFERING FREE ENTERTAINMENT-VO
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP HILTON SMARTPHONE AS KEYS-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST FACEBOOK MESSENGER-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL FACETUNE APP-VO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP APPLE EXPANDING RADIO SERVICE-TRX-VOTOPS
RED TIDE TESTING-OC-SS TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TZ6 A SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VO
KAMELA PATTON CONTRACT-TC-SOTVO-TC TZ6 B HENRY FORD BIRTHDAY-VO
NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-OTS- (2SS) FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-OC-SOTVO SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-OC EANIBOX
IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR-OC-CG LOBSTER SEASON-VO
ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-SOTVO HENRY FORD BIRTHDAY-OC-VIDBOX
SALES TAX HOLIDAY-OC-CG TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS1) SEN RUBIO ON SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS
TZ3 A THE APP THAT PAYS YOU TO WORKOUT-VO-WIPE TS2) COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS
THE APP THAT PAYS YOU TO WORKOUT-2 SHOT TS3) LEE COUNTY SCHOOL-VOTOPS
THE APP THAT PAYS YOU TO WORKOUT-PKG TS4) PLANE CRASH LATEST-VOTOPS
36 SECOND WORKOUT-VO FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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A SIGN OF PROGRESS.

WE HEAR FROM THE MOTHER OF

A SWFL TEEN HIT BY LIGHTENING ON FORT MYERS BEACH

CONTROVERSY OVER A MOTHER WHO LETS HER CHILD WALK TO THE PARK

DID SHE BREAK THE LAW?

HE'S 7.

HE HAD A CELL PHONE

YET POLICE ARRESTED HER.

AND NEED SOME MOTIVATION TO WORK OUT.

HOW ABOUT SOME MOOO-LA

THE APP THAT PAYS YOU FOR HITTING YOUR GOALS. Return to index of stories...


HL1) ZAC LIGHTNING UPDATE-VO-WIPE


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HL2) PLAYING ALONE-VO-WIPE


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HL3) THE APP THAT PAYS YOU TO WORKOUT-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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NAPLES FIRE-2 SH POP VO


BREAKING RIGHT AT 9--

A SCARY SCENE THIS MORNING FOR A NAPLES WOMAN.

Her car MELTED INSIDE HER GARAGE.

GOOD MORNING I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

IT HAPPENED ON THE 9000 BLOCK OF CAMBELLS CIRCLE JUST BEFORE 730 THIS MORNING

ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY IS THERE LIVE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FIRE-REM LIVE


AMY ROB GOOD MORNING.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS DESTROYED BMW SUV BEHIND ME. THE HOMEOWNER HERE BACKED IT IN TO HER GARAGE. WENT INTO TAKE A SHOWER AND THEN SMELLED SMOKE. SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HER DRYER, BUT QUICKLY REALIZED IT WAS THE CAR.

THERE WERE NEVER FLAMES, IT APPEARS IT STARTED MELTING FROM THE ENGINE AND MADE ITS WAY BACK INSIDE THE CAR.

THE GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING--- THERE IS MINIMAL DAMAGE TO THE HOME AND NOBODY WAS INJURED.

AS FOR THE CAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT---- IT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. LIVE IN NAPLES SS ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FIRE-VO


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PLANE CRASH LATEST-BNC, VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING FROM THE PILOT OF THE PLANE THAT CRASH LANDED ON A SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH, KILLING 2 PEOPLE.

A FATHER AND HIS 9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER DIED FROM THEIR INJURIES.

THEY WERE WALKING ON THE BEACH AT THE TIME.

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS OMMY DIED ON THE BEACH.

NINE-YEAR-OLD OCEANA PASSED AWAY MONDAY NIGHT.

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PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO, SS


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

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

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

KOKOMOOR SAYS HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE DEVASTATED.

THE FAMILY WAS ON VACATION --

CELEBRATING THE COUPLE'S NINTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

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

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

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


ZAC LIGHTNING UPDATE-OTS-SS VO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE FOR YOU---

ABOUT THE TEEN WHO WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

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

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

DOCTORS SAY HE HAS A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY.

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

CHELSEA GILL SURVIVED.

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


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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OAKES FARM FOLLOW-VO


ABC-7 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A RAID AT A BUSINESS THAT LANDED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE IN JAIL ON CHARGES OF INSURANCE FRAUD.

EARLIER THIS MONTH - STATE AGENTS RAIDED INCREDIBLE FRESH.

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

A GROUP FROM TAMPA SPENT TUESDAY FIGHTING FOR THEIR RELEASE.

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


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-ANIBOX


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW BILL TODAY-- AIMED AT PREVENTING SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES.

THE GOAL--TO BETTER PROTECT AND EMPOWER STUDENTS AND NOT ONLY HOLD THE PERPETRATOR ACCOUNTABLE-- BUT THE INSTITUTION.

ABCs ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY CAMPUS-- WITH HOW THIS WILL AFFECT US HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-LIVE U 2


GOOD MORNING.

I JUST SPOKE TO SOME STUDENTS HERE AT FGCU.

MOST TELL ME THEY FEEL SAFE ON CAMPUS-- BUT ARE HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS NEW BILL THAT CAN MAKE THEIR SCHOOL EVEN SAFER. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-VO


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL JOIN SEVERAL BIPARTISAN SENATORS IN A COUPLE OF HOURS TO ANNOUNCE THE INTRODUCTION OF A LEGISLATION THAT WILL HOPEFULLY PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUSES.

AFTER A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY-- STUDENT ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS OFTEN FACE LITTLE OR NO PUNISHMENT FROM SCHOOL JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

THIS BILL WOULD CHANGE THAT.

THE LEGISLATION WOULD NOT ONLY HOLD THE PERPETRATOR ACCOUNTABLE BUT THE SCHOOL AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-(2SOT)


Madeline Wilcox, Freshman:11 "If schools are held accountable not only the man or woman who does that assault, I think the school will take more actions to try to stop the assaults. "

Kaylyn Glenn, Sophomore

:10 "I think pretty much students feel safe on campus. I think the danger comes in when students are off campus and at certain parties and put themselves in certain situations." Return to index of stories...


RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN CAMPUS-LIVE U 2


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...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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FL GOVERNOR DEBATES-TC MON VO


THE GOVERNOR'S RACE IS HEATING UP!

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

BUT TOP DEMOCRATIC RIVAL CHARLIE CRIST WANTS MORE DEBATES.

THE FORMER GOVERNOR WANTS SEVEN DEBATES AGAINST SCOTT.

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

SINCE HE 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


DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL CHARLIE CRIST WANTS TO MAKE ANOTHER CHANGE.

CRIST SAYS IF ELECTED GOVENOR.HE PLANS TO SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER --THE FIRST DAY.

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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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ISRAELI STRIKES CONTINUE-VOTOPS


THE ISRAELI MILITARY SAYS IT'S STRUCK 75 SITES IN GAZA TODAY, INCLUDING FIVE MOSQUES IT CLAIMS WERE BEING USED BY HAMAS MILITANTS.

THE U.N. AID AGENCY SAYS ALSO HIT WAS A CROWDED U.N. SCHOOL SHELTERING HUNDREDS OF GAZA WAR REFUGEES.

FIFTEEN PALESTINIANS WERE KILLED AND 90 WERE WOUNDED. Return to index of stories...


LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA-VO


REPUBLICANS ARE READY TO MUSCLE LEGISLATION THROUGH THE HOUSE AUTHORIZING AN ELECTION-YEAR LAWSUIT AGAINST PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT ACCUSES HIM OF EXCEEDING HIS POWERS IN ENFORCING HIS HEALTH CARE LAW.

A PARTY-LINE VOTE IS EXPECTED WHEN THE GOP-LED CHAMBER CONSIDERS THE MEASURE TODAY.

DEMOCRATS CALL THE LAWSUIT A POLITICAL GIMMICK.

REPUBLICAN LEADERS SAY OBAMA HAS VIOLATED HIS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE LAWS.

THEY SAY HE HAS ENFORCED LAWS AS HE WANTS TO, DANGEROUSLY SHIFTING POWER TO THE PRESIDENCY FROM CONGRESS. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL COULD MEET W INVESTIGATOR NEXT WEEK-VO


ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL COULD MEET WITH ARMY INVESTIGATOR NEXT WEEK.

THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN BERGDAHL AND THE ARMY'S LEAD INVESTIGATOR INTO HIS DISAPPEARANCE.

HE WENT MISSING IN 2009 IN AFGHANISTAN, AND WAS CAPTURED BY THE TALIBAN.

SEVERAL VETERANS AND SOLDIERS CALL HIM A DESERTER WHO WALKED OFF HIS BASE.

AN INVESTIGATION FOUND THAT BERGDAHL DID LEAVE HIS OUTPOST ON HIS OWN FREE WILL.

MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY THEY NEED TO SPEAK TO BERGDAHL TO FIND OUT WHAT HIS INTENT WAS WHEN HE LEFT. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES PROGRESS-OC-ANIBOX


PROGRESS IS BEING MADE ON TWO OF THE LARGEST WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA.

THE SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS FIRE, EAST OF SACRAMENTO, IS NOW 80 PERCENT CONTAINED.

EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN LIFTED.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK IS ABOUT 100 MILES AWAY,

FIREFIGHTERS SCRAMBLING TO TAME THE WILDFIRE --

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

THERE'S A NON-STOP AIR ASSAULT OF 250 DROPS *EACH DAY*

THE WILDFIRE HAS BURNED THROUGH NEARLY 5 SQUARE MILES AND

IS 19 PERCENT CONTAINED. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER DEATHS-OC


THIS IS A DISTURBING STATSTATIC--

A REPORT FROM THE C-D-C FOUND THAT WEATHER KILLS AT LEAST TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE EACH YEAR.

YOU MAY THINK NATURAL DISASTERS LIKE HURRICANES AND TORNADOES TAKE MOST LIKELY TO BLAME.

BUT YOU'D BE WRONG.

NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF THE DEATHS ARE FROM THE EXPOSURE OF EXCESSIVE COLD, HYPOTHERMIA OR BOTH.

31 PERCENT OF DEATHS ARE CAUSED BY HEAT, OR SUN STROKE. Return to index of stories...


UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-TRX-VOTOPS


IN LOS ANGELES---A HUGE WATER MAIN BREAK ON THE CAMPUS OF UCLA.

FIREFIGHTERS SEARCHING CARS IN UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGES.

A NEARLY 100-YEAR-OLD PIPE RUPTURED.

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

THAT'S TWO MILLION GALLONS AN HOUR!

PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED IN UNDERGROUND PARKING.

THERE'S AT LEAST AN INCH OF WATER COVERING THE FLOOR OF THE FAMED PAULEY PAVILION.

THE BASKETBALL ARENA JUST HAD A 132 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A LOT OF MOMS ARE TALKING THIS MORNING--

DEBATING A FLORIDA'S MOTHER'S DECISION TO LET HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON WALK ALONE TO THE PARK.

NOW SHE'S FACING CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.

DOES THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME?

FIND OUT HOW FAR AWAY THE WALK WAS AND WHAT'S NEXT IN THIS CASE.

USUALLY IT'S A PERSON PHOTO-BOMBING YOUR PICTURE.

FOR THIS COUPLE --

IT WAS MOTHER NATURE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A PLAYING ALONE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B LIGHTNING BOLT PHOTOBOMB-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


PLAYING ALONE-2-SHOT


PARENTS THIS IS A TALKER.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? DID THIS MOM DO SOMETHING CRIMINAL?

SHE LET HER 7 YEAR OLD WALK TO A NEARBY PARK BY HIMSELF

POLICE SAW THE CHILD PLAYING ALONE AND STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS

NEXT THING MOM KNOWS THEY'RE AT HER DOORSTEP AND SHE'S GOING TO JAIL

REENA NINAN HAS ALL THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


PLAYING ALONE-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE GETTING A SHAKE UP ---FROM A CONTRACT EXTENSION. TO NEW ADMINISTRATORS.

WHY PARENTS ARE NOT CHEERING.AND WHY THEY SAY THE DECISIONS COULD HURT STUDENTS.

AND YOU HATE THOSE UN-WANTED ROBOCALLS.

BUT WHAT IF YOU COULD MAKE MONEY ON THEM.

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TZ2 A SCHOOL SYSTEM SHAKE UP-VO


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TZ2 B ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-VO


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LIGHTNING BOLT PHOTOBOMB-NATSVO


'nats of lighting strike'

TALK ABOUT A PHOTOBOMB

A COUPLE VACATIONING IN MEXICO WAS POSING FOR A SELFIE

WHEN BAM. LIGHTENING HIT THE TREE BEHIND THEM

IT KNOCKED THEM TO THE GROUND

LUCKILY THEY DIDN'T GET HURT

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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


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.

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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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RED TIDE TESTING-OC-SS


BACK HERE IN SOUTWEST FLORIDA---

MOTE MARINE SCIENTISTS WILL TEST THE WATER AGAIN, AFTER A LARGE FISH KILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

THEY PLAN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BLOOM AND THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING. IT BY CONDUCTING A WATER SAMPLING SURVEY BETWEEN SARASOTA AND THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE BLOOM.

PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED THOUSANDS OF DEAD FISH.

F-W-C FOUND AN 80-MILE LONG, 50-MILE-WIDE SURFACE BLOOM OF RED TIDE OFFSHORE OF DIXIE AND PASCO COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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KAMELA PATTON CONTRACT-TC-SOTVO-TC


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING

THERE ARE TWO BIG SHAKE-UPS IN THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOL SYSTEM!

WE START 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."

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 MIGHT NOT KEEP WORKING HARD.

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

THEY COULD PUT HER ON PROBATION -- OR EVEN OUST HER FROM HER POSITION. Return to index of stories...


NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-OTS- (2SS)


IN LEE COUNTY THERE'S A STAFF SHUFFLE!

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DISCUSSED A BIG CHANGE WITH 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 EIGHT YEARS.

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

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

PERKINS CONTRACT WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDS AUGUST 8TH. Return to index of stories...


NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-OC-SOTVO


WE HAVE AN UPDATE ----

VANDALS STRUCK A NORTH FORT MYERS LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD OVER THE WEEKEND.

A VIEWER SAW OUR STORY -- AND WANTED TO HELP.

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."

MARTY DOBRANSKY REMOVED GRAFFITI.

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

MARTY WORKS FOR ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS.

HE KNEW HIS SKILLS AND PRODUCTS WOULD BE USEFUL.

AND 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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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IDENTITY THEFT SEMINAR-OC-CG


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

IT'S TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON HOW 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...


ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-SOTVO


NOW YOU CAN 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.

TWO IN EVERY THREE CELL PHONE OWNERS RECEIVE AT LEAST SOME UNWANTED CALLS.

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW --

IS 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...


SALES TAX HOLIDAY-OC-CG


THIS WEEKEND ---ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO! SHOPPING!

FLORIDA STARTS ITS THREE-DAY "SALES-TAX HOLIDAY," THIS FRIDAY.

YOU WON'T HAVE TO PAY TAX ON CLOTHING AND SHOES UNDER 100 BUCKS.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES UNDER 15 DOLLARS.

COMPUTERS UNDER 750 DOLLARS.

IF THE COMPUTER COSTS MORE --

YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY THE TAX ON THE COST OVER 750 BUCKS.

A LOT OF STORES ARE OFFERING MAJOR SALES ON TOP OF THE SALES TAX DISCOUNT.

THE STATE EXPECTS SHOPPERS TO SAVE AT LEAST $40 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


HOW DOES THIS SOUND-

GETTING PAID TO WORKOUT.

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

FIRST YOU HAVE TO MAKE A PLEDGE EACH WEEK ON A CERTAIN NUMBER OF WORKOUTS

FIND OUT HOW MUCH IT COSTS AND WHY THERE MAY BE A REWARD AT THE END. Return to index of stories...


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THE APP THAT PAYS YOU TO WORKOUT-2 SHOT


HATE TO WORK OUT?

WHAT IF YOU COULD GET PAID.

THERE'S A NEW APP FOR THAT---

IT'S CALLED PACT

ABC'S BECKY WORLEY SHOWS US HOW MONEY CAN COME AND GO BASED ON YOUR MOTIVATION TO HIT THE GYM Return to index of stories...


THE APP THAT PAYS YOU TO WORKOUT-PKG


AFTER 3 BABIES IN 2 YEARS- TIFFANY SNOOK HIT HER ALL TIME HIGH - 225 POUNDS

SOT TIFFANY

01:27:10 / I didn't have energy, and I didn't want to get on the floor and

play with them and I was unhappy with myself

BUT GETTING ON AN EXERCISE PROGRAM???

01:29:37 TIFFANY: Never. I had never exercised in my life.

Screens

SO SHE TURNED TO PACT IT'S AN APP THAT USES MONEY TO MOTIVATE YOUR WORKOUTS.

NAT PACT commercial:20 Kate has a secret weapon. PACT!

AND IT WORKED- TIFFANY LOST 90 POUNDS

SOT

01:32:51 TIFFANY: / it just seemed like it was just for me. It was made for

me. I realized I could make money at it.

GRFX

YOU GIVE THE APP YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL INFORMATION.

EACH WEEK YOU PLEDGE YOU'LL DO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF WORK OUTS AND YOU SAY

WHAT PENALTY YOU'LL PAY IF YOU MISS ONE. A MINIMUM $5 FINE IS ASSESSED IF

YOU SKIP THE GYM.

BUT IF YOU MAKE ALL THOSE WORKOUTS- YOUR REWARD MONEY COMES FROM THE POT OF

FINES FROM PEOPLE WHO FAIL TO HONOR THEIR PACTS.

01:32:51 TIFFANY: / it was a motivator to make sure that I did go to the

gym because I told them that I was going to. They would charge me if I didn

't.

Becky: 02:00:34 So how does the app actually know that you've gone for a

walk to been to the gym and you didn't just say you worked out?

02:00:42 TIFFANY: /you actually have to go to the gym and check in with the

app, or it can be counted as steps on your fit bit.

GRFX

THE APP USES THE GPS IN YOUR PHONE TO CHECK IN AT A KNOWN GYM AND MONITOR

HOW LONG YOU STAY. OR YOU CAN TRACK STEPS TAKEN WITH A FITNESS BAND OR MILES

RUN AGAIN WITH THE PHONE'S GPS. EACH TIME YOU GO TO THE GYM, YOU CHECKIN

AND IT USES THE GPS IN YOUR PHONE TO VERIFY YOU'RE REALLY THERE.

TIFFANY WALKED AWAY WITH FORTY ONE DOLLARS IN HER POCKET.

01:35:59 / it is nice to have an income where I say hey this is mine and I

made that all by myself

THE MONEY SHE EARNED IS GREAT, BUT THE WEIGHT SHE LOST IS PRICELESS

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36 SECOND WORKOUT-VO


IF YOU DON'T WANT TO RISK PAYING FOR SKIPPING THE GYM.

DON'T FEEL TOO GUILTY

YOU MAY JUST NEED A FEW SECONDS TO TONE UP.

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

RETIREMENT-AGE PARTICIPANTS 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...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


PARENTS DO YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN IS POSTING ONLINE.

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

FIND OUT WHAT THEY MAY BE POSTING ONLINE.

WE ALL REMEMBER THIS PICTURE ON FACEBOOK OF THOMAS McGUINNESS POINTING A GUN AT A CAT.

WE'LL TELL YOU IF HE WILL FACE ANY CHARGES.

SUMMER IS A HARD TIME FOR THEM THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY IN FORT MYERS ---

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A COLLIER PURGE-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B FACEBOOK CAT PICTURE-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ 4 C HUMANE SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-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 STOCK MARKET FELL A BIT ON TUESDAY. DOWN 70 POINTS.

THAT'S AHEAD OF A FEDERAL RESERVE MEETING TODAY. AND A GOVERNMENT REPORT OUT ON THE GDP FOR THE SECOND QUARTER.

TWITTER IS HAVING A GOOD STREAK.

THE SHORT MESSAGING SERVICE SAYS ITS REVENUE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

STOCK JUMPED ALMOST 30 PERCENT!!!! IT'S NOW OVER THE FIFTY DOLLAR MARK. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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NAPLES CAR FIRE-VOTOPS


A SCARY SCENE THIS MORNING FOR A NAPLES WOMAN.

HER CAR MELTED INSIDE HER GARAGE. JUST BEFORE 730 THIS MORNING ON ON THE 9000 BLOCK OF CAMBELLS CIRCLE

SHE WENT INTO TAKE A SHOWER AND THEN SMELLED SMOKE.

SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HER DRYER, BUT QUICKLY REALIZED IT WAS THE CAR.

IT APPEARS IT STARTED MELTING FROM THE ENGINE AND MADE ITS WAY BACK INSIDE THE CAR.

THERE IS MINIMAL DAMAGE TO THE HOME AND NOBODY WAS INJURED.

THE CAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT---- IT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TS1) SENATOR RUBIO SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

A BIPARTISAN GROUP WILL ANNOUNCE NEW LEGISLATION ON SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES TODAY

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL BE AMONG THE LAWMAKERS. MAIKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

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

A GROUP OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND ADVOCATES FOR THE LEGISLATION ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. Return to index of stories...


TS2) LEE SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS


CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL HAS A NEW PRINCIPAL.

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

ANGELA ROLES WILL NOW LEAD CYPRESS LAKE HIGH.

SHE HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.

PERKINS CONTRACT WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDS AUGUST 8TH AFTER BEING EMPLOYED WITH THEM FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS


SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DR. 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.

PATTON TELLS ABC 7 SHE'S GOING TO WORK EVEN HARDER.

THIS CONTROVERSIAL VOTE HAPPENED WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION.

SOME PARENTS WANTED THE VOTE TO WAIT AFTER A NEW BOARD WAS APPOINTED. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


PORCH TRIAL-2 SHOT


THIS HALF HOUR WE BEGIN WITH THE TRIAL OF THE MICHIGAN MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING AN

UNARMED TEEN ON HIS PORCH --

THE PROSECUTION IS EXPECTED TO REST AS EARLY AS TODAY IN THIS HIGH PROFILE TRIAL --

ABCS ALEX PEREZ BRINGS US THE LATEST FROM DETROIT -- Return to index of stories...


PORCH TRIAL-PKG


THIS MORNING--MORE EVIDENCE CONTRADICTING THEODORE WAFER - THE 55 YEAR OLD

CHARGED WITH FATALLY SHOOTING 19-YEAR-OLD RENISHA MCBRIDE A GUN EXPERT

TESTIFYING THE STORY WAFER TOLD POLICE--THAT HE ACCIDENTALLY FIRED HIS SHOT

GUN--ISN'T POSSIBLE

Det. Sgt. Shawn Kolonich/Forensics Firearm Examiner It first needs to be

loaded, it then needs to chambered, and then the safety needs to be taken

from safe to off.

IN THIS DASHCAM AUDIO RECORDED THE MORNING OF THE INCIDENT WAFER IS HEARD

TELLING AN OFFICER ON SCENE HE DIDN'T KNOW HIS GUN WAS LOADED.

Nats The gun discharged--I didn't know there was a round in there.

A DISPATCH OPERATOR TESTIFYING WAFER TOLD HIM THE SHOOTING WAS AN ACCIDENT.

BUT.DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARGUING WAFER INTENTIONALLY FIRED THE SHOTGUN.

FEARING FOR HIS OWN LIFE, WHEN LAST NOVEMBER MCBRIDE ENDED UP ON HIS FRONT

PORCH DRUNK, POUNDING ON HIS DOOR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

PROSECUTORS SAY MCBRIDE POSED NO THREAT TO WAFER, ARGUING SHE WAS DRUNK AND

INJURED, AFTER CRASHING HER CAR / BEFORE THE SHOOTING. ONE EXPERT

TESTIFYING THIS SPIDERWEB CRACK IN THE GLASS LIKELY INDICATES MCBRIDE'S HEAD

HIT THE WINDSHIELD.

Witness Kevin Lucidi/Traffic Crash Reconstruction Expert May be possible for

the driver to strike that windshield in some force, in some way shape or

fashion, given those dynamics.

WAFER HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY--BUT THE BIG QUESTION REMAINS--WILL HE TESTIFY?

FORMER PROSECUTOR TODD FLOOD BELIEVES THE DEFENSE HAS NO CHOICE

AP: You're basically saying he must take the stand in order for the jury to

believe this self defense claim?

TF: There's nothing in this case so far for a juror/to believe anything in

evidence of self defense. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


ESPN SUSPENDS SMITH FOR COMMENTS ON ABUSE -OC-SS


ESPN HAS SUSPENDED OUTSPOKEN SPORTSCASTER STEPHEN A SMITH FOR A WEEK BECAUSE OF HIS COMMENTS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE.

SMITH SUGGESTED WOMEN SHOULD MAKE SURE THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING TO PROVOKE AN ATTACK.

HIS COMMENTS CAME DURING A DISCUSSION ON ESPN2'S "FIRST TAKE" LAST FRIDAY ABOUT THE NFL'S TWO-GAME SUSPENSION OF BALTIMORE RAVENS RUNNING BACK RAY RICE FOLLOWING CHARGES HE ASSAULTED HIS NOW-WIFE.

SMITH ISSUED AN ON-AIR APOLOGY ON MONDAY. 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 THE MOTHER FORGOT THE NEWBORN IN THE CAR AS SHE TOOK HER NINE-YEAR-OLD TO THE DOCTOR.

WHEN SHE REALIZED HER MISTAKE SHE 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...


COLLIER PURGE-VO


PARENTS YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO THIS STORY.

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

THEY'RE GETTING MORE REPORTS --

OF NAKED PHOTOS OF TEEN GIRLS BEING POSTED ONLINE.

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.

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 PHOTO'S COULD FACE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CAT PICTURE-OC-VO-OC


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN WHO STIRRED UP CONTROVERSY WITH A FACEBOOK POST HAS BEEN CLEARED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

THOMAS McGUINNESS POSTED A PICTURE OF HIMSELF POINTING A GUN AT A CAT.

SOMEONE SAW IT AND REPORTED IT TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY OFFICIALS.

DURING THE INVESTIGATION, AUTHORITIES FOUND OTHER DISTURBING PICTURES. INCLUDING A GUN TO A DOG'S HEAD.

McGUINNESS TOLD INVESTIGATORS IT WAS A JOKE.

AUTHORITIES SAY ALL OF HIS PETS ARE ALIVE AND NOT HURT.

McGUINNESS WILL NOT FACE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATVOTOPS


"train nats"

A DARING ESCAPE UNDERNEARTH A TRAIN CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

ON THE TRACKS, 80 FEET UP, TWO WOMEN CAN'T JUMP AND THE TRAIN IS COMING RIGHT FOR THEM.-

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

THE ONLY INJURY. ONE OF THEM STUBBED A TOE --

HOWEVER THEY'RE NOW IN BIG TROUBLE AND COULD FACE CRIMINAL TRESPASSING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-VO


A POPULAR RESTAURANT IN CALIFORNIA IS TURNING HEADS WITH ITS NO NOISY CHILDREN POLICY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SIGN-

NO STROLLERS, NO HIGH CHAIRS, NO BOOSTER CHAIRS-

AND NO CHILDREN MAKING NOISE IN THE DINING ROOM.

THE OWNER OF OLD FISHERMAN'S GROTTO SAYS, HE DOESN'T CARE IF SOME PEOPLE ARE OFFENDED. Return to index of stories...


NOISY CHILDREN BANNED-SOTVO


"I'm completely shocked/ it seemed like they didn't want any child, they said the child can't make any noises in there, so they turned us away"

THE OWNER SAYS HE'S OK WITHOUT HER BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-VO


GETTING READY FOR A NEW BABY CAN BE STRESSFUL!

SO ONE MINNESOTA WOMAN GOT CREATIVE. FINDING A NEW WAY TO MAKE UP FOR A LACK OF MATERNITY LEAVE.

SHE TURNED TO CROWD FUNDING.

SHE SET UP A WEBSITE --

SHARED HER STORY --

AND PEOPLE DONATE 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 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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-ANIBOX


TODAY ABC 7 IS TAKING YOU TO THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY IN FORT MYERS. RIGHT NOW THEY NEED YOUR HELP.

SUMMER TIME IS THE TOUGHEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR THEM BECAUSE OF A LACK OF VOLUNTEERS AND AN OVER POPULATION.

ABC 7'S SAM SWEENEY INTRODUCES US TO SOME OF THE FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS WHO NEED US NOW--- SAM? Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY COMMUNITY COUNTS-PKG


AMY ROB GOOD MORNING---

WHO CAN SAY NO TO A LITTLE DOG THEREPY. WHAT ELSE COULD YOU ASK FOR EARLY IN THE MORNING.

THIS IS "ELLIE" SHE'S BEEN HERE FOR A FEW WEEKS. SHE HAD HER FOOT AMPUTED BECAUSE OF A LAWN MOWER ACCIDENT. AND SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP! HOW CAN YOU SAY NO TO A FACE LIKE THIS!

ELLIE HAS HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS HERE AT THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY--- DOG AND CATS.

AND SUMMER IS THE THE HARDEST MONTH FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY. THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS AND THEY NEED DONATIONS.

THIS CENTER DOES NOT RECEIVE ANY PUBLIC FUNDING--- EVERYTHING IS BASED OF DONATIONS, GRANTS AND FUNDRAISING EVENTS.

IF YOU HAVE A FEW EXTRA HOURS PER MONTH THEY WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO COME OUT HERE--- YOU CAN DO ANYTHING FROM WALKING DOGS TO MOWING THE LAWN HERE.

RIGHT NOW IM JOINED BY JENNIFER GALLOWAY--- SHES THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR--- JENNIFER YOU GUYS DEDICATE YOUR LIVES TO KEEP THIS PLACE OPEN--- WHERE ARE YOUR GREATEST NEEDS?

FOOD, TREATS HELP AROUND THE FACILITY.

YOU CAN EVEN PURCHASE FOOD FOR THE HUMANE SOCITEY ON AMAZON AND HAVE IT SHIPPED HERE FREE.

"WE HAVE A WISH LIST ON AMAZON WHERE PEOPLE CAN BUY FOOD AND IT COMES RIGHT TO US."

HERE'S A LIST OF JUST SOME OF THE JOBS AVALIBE HERE.

DOG WALKER, CLEANER, GROOMER, MAINTENECE AROUND THE FACILITY, AND EVEN LAWN MOWER.

YOU JUST HAVE TO BE 16 YEARS OR OLDER.

AMY I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN OUT HERE A BUNCH AND NOW I KNOW WHY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP GO TO OUR WEBSITE ABC-7.COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON 7.

REPORTING AT THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY SAM SWEENEY ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


DO YOU HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR HOW THE T-S-A COULD IMPROVE ITS AIRPORT SECURITY LINES?

IF SO, IT COULD PAY OFF.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY YOU CAN GET A BIG REWARD FOR YOUR HELP.

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

FIND OUT HOW THIS CAN HURT YOU GETTING YOUR NEXT JOB. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A TSA PAYING PEOPLE-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B DEBT COLLECTION-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


CLUTTER PROBLEM-2-SHOT


ONE DAD WHO LEARNED AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR ALL FATHERS -- THE HARD WAY --

AFTER BLAMING HIS STAY-AT-HOME WIFE FOR NOT KEEPING THE HOUSE CLEAN --

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU SHOWS US WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CLUTTER PROBLEM-PKG


NATS: modern family clip - what happened here

-- KIDS! THEY MAY BE SMALL - BUT THEIR MESSESNOT SO MUCH Just ask any

modern family

NATS: modern family clip - life is messy sometimes

And Like many moms-- Melodie Edwards-says she's- SO BUSY KEEPING A TIDY HOME

CAN BE A CHALLENGE.

SOT: MELODIE: it is more important to me to ignore the housework and give

my kids attention so the kids feel important.

And perhaps like many husbands-melodie's husband CLINT ADMITS HE ONCE BLAMED

HIS WIFE FOR THEIR MESSY HOME

SOT: CLINT: my first thought would be you have one job your one job to

clean the house.

BUT IN a controversial new WASHINGTON-POST ESSAY CALLED: "I BLAMED MY WIFE

FOR OUR MESSY HOUSE, I WAS WRONG FOR MANY REASONS," HE EXPLAINS HOW HE DID

A TOTAL 180.

SOT: C - Mel and I had a candid conversation about it and eventually she

said sometimes it comes down to I can either wash the dishes or help nora to

walk. It is either this or that

AND WHILE MANY FEEL THIS ARTICLE IS "SPOT ON," THE EDWARDS HAVE ALSO COME

UNDER FIREONE PERSON WRITING: "There is never a good excuse for living in

squalor or dirt."

SOT: CLINT - we still vacuum kids still have chores we are not living in

squalor.

AND NOW - WITH CLINT HELPING WITH DINNER AND LAUNDRY MELODIE SAYS LIFE IS

EASIERTHOUGH STILL A LITTLE MESSY!

SOT: CLINT: I don't look at my house as evidence that she did something

wrong. It is evidence that she had an important day.

INSPIRING THE CLEAN-FREAK IN ME - TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK.AND ENJOY WHAT'S

MOST IMPORTANT!

NATS: Maybe daddy will do the dishes tonight? Calvin:

Uh huh!

FOR GMA, AB, ABC NEWS, LA. 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


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.

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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


SMALL CARS FARE POORLY IN CRASH TESTS -VO


THIS MORNING ABC SEVEN HAS RESULTS OF 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.

HOWEVER, THE MANUFACTURERS OF EACH. POINT OUT THAT ALL THREE CARS DID VERY WELL IN OTHER CRASH TESTS AND PLAN IMPROVEMENTS TO DO BETTER IN THIS ONE. Return to index of stories...


MOST RECALLED VEHICLES-OTS-VO


G-M IS NOW RECALLING ONE OF ITS POPULAR TRUCKS---

FOR THE 6TH TIME THIS YEAR.

THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH THE FLOOR MATS ON THE 20-14 CHEVY SILVERADO AND G-M-C SIERRA.

THIS IS THE MOST RECALLED VEHICLE.

THESE RECALLS DON'T AFFECT *ALL* OF THE VEHICLES SOLD.

YOU'LL GET A LETTER IF YOUR CAR HAS THIS PROBLEM.

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

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

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

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

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

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


DEBT COLLECTION-VIDBOX


AMERICANS ARE PAYING THEIR BILLS ON TIME.

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.

WHEN IT COMES TO CREDIT CARDS --

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

BUT TIME FRAMES VARY FOR OTHER KINDS OF DEBT --

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...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


TSA PAYING PEOPLE-OC-BNR


NEW THIS MORNING

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...


DELTA OFFERING FREE ENTERTAINMENT-VO


NEW CHANGES ARE COMING NEXT TIME YOU FLY ON DELTA !

THE AIRLINE WILL OFFER MORE FREE ENTERTAINMENT ON BOARD, STARTING FRIDAY.

YOU'LL BE ABLE TO WATCH T-V SHOWS, LISTEN TO MUSIC, AND PLAY VIDEO GAMES ON ALL FLIGHTS THAT ARE 90 MINUTES OR MORE.

FLIERS IN COACH WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR SOME NEWER MOVIE AND PREMIUM T-V CHANNELS. Return to index of stories...


HILTON SMARTPHONE AS KEYS-VO


GUESTS WILL SOON BE ABLE TO USE THEIR SMARTPHONES TO ACCESS THEIR ROOMS AT THE HILTON HOTEL.

THEY'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THEIR ROOM, CHECK IN AND MAKE SPECIAL REQUESTS FROM THEIR PHONES!

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

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


FACEBOOK MESSENGER-VO


THERE IS A CHANGE COMING TO FACEBOOK THAT WILL IMPACT MOBILE USERS WHO USE THE MESSAGE FUNCTION.

SOON YOU WILL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD A MOBILE MESSAGING APP THAT'S SEPARATE FROM THE FACEBOOK APP.

FACEBOOK SAYS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS IT WILL NOTIFY USERS.

THE SOCIAL-MEDIA GIANT'S SAYS ITS MESSENGER APP IS USED BY MORE THAN 200 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY MONTH. Return to index of stories...


FACETUNE APP-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...


APPLE EXPANDING RADIO SERVICE-TRX-VOTOPS


APPLE IS MAKING MOVES TO EXPAND ITS RADIO SERVICE.

THE COMPANY IS REPORTEDLY CLOSE TO BUYING "SWELL," AN APP THAT STREAMS TALK RADIO.

THE DEAL IS WORTH ABOUT 30 MILLION DOLLARS.

SWELL DID NOT CONFIRM THE APPLE DEAL SPECIFICALLY.

BUT ITS PARENT COMPANY REVEALED IN A STATEMENT THE APP WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AND THANKED USERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


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

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THERE WILL BE CHANGES TO THE FIRE DRILLS FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS

FIND OUT WHO WILL BE TRAINED AND WHAT NEW SYSTEM WILL BE PUT IN PLACE.

HENRY FORD IS CELEBRATING A SPECIAL DAY.

WE'LL TELL WHAT?

AND HOW YOU CAN GET IN ON THE FUN! Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VO


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TZ6 B HENRY FORD BIRTHDAY-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


AND HERE'S A FINAL CHECK OF THE MARKETS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL POLICY-VO


"GOING BACK TO THE BASICS".

THAT'S LEE COUNTY SCHOOL'S PLAN FOR FIRE DRILL POLICIES.

SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRAHAM TOLD BOARD MEMBERS WEDNESDAY -- 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.

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.

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...


FMB PARKING LOT ISSUE-OC EANIBOX


A BIG CONTROVERSY ON FORT MYERS BEACH TRYING TO ALLEVIATE PARKING PROBLEMS.

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

THE LAND WAS BOUGHT MONTHS AGO --

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...


LOBSTER SEASON-VO


A MINI LOBSTER SEASON IS HERE FOR TWO DAYS!

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

THAT MEANS KEEPING DIVE FLAGS UP --

AND KEEPING A DISTANCE FROM OTHERS.

YOU CAN CATCH 12 LOBSTERS PER DAY.

JUST HALF OF THAT IN PROTECTED WATERS. Return to index of stories...


HENRY FORD BIRTHDAY-OC-VIDBOX


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS CELEBRATING HENRY FORD'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!

IT'S A BIG STAPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

FORD TURN 151 YEARS OLD.

IN HONOR OF THE EVENT.

EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES IS OFFEREING FREE ADMISSION TO ACTIVE AND RETIRED FORD MOTOR EMPLOYEES TODAY.

FROM 11 TO 3.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT A SPECIAL BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF "THE MANGOES". THE WINTER ESTATE OF HENRY FORD AND HIS FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) SEN RUBIO ON SEXUAL ASSAULT-VOTOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

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.

A GROUP OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS AND ADVOCATES FOR THE LEGISLATION ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. Return to index of stories...


TS2) COLLIER SCHOOL BOARD-VOTOPS


IN 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.

BPATTON TELLS ABC SEVEN SHE'S GOING TO WORK EVEN HARDER.

THIS CONTROVERSIAL VOTE HAPPENED WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION.

SOME PARENTS WANTED THE VOTE TO WAIT AFTER A NEW BOARD WAS APPOINTED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LEE COUNTY SCHOOL-VOTOPS


CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL HAS A NEW PRINCIPAL.

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

ANGELA ROLES WILL NOW LEAD THE SCHOOL.

SHE HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS.

PERKINS CONTRACT WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDS AUGUST 8TH AFTER BEING EMPLOYED WITH THEM FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TS4) PLANE CRASH LATEST-VOTOPS


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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FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


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...


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