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DIRECTORS PAGE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH
HL1) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO-WIPE SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-VOTOPS
HL2) LONGER SCHOOLD AYS-VO-WIPE SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-SOTVO
HL3) BURNED CHARGINBG AN IPOD-VO-WIPE NAPLES FORECLOSED PROPERTY-VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP ANIMAL FIRE FOLO-TC MON VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL CHEVRON ARREST-BNC-VO
GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-TRX-VOTOPS
FLESH EATING VIRUS-VOTOPS HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-VO-WIPE
FLESH EATING VIRUS-SOTVO HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO-BNR
ARREST IN FOWLER MURDER-TC MON SS SS VO FAMILY HOME FROM CHINA-POP SOTVO-POP
ARREST IN FOWLER MURDER-SOT 2 SS POWERPOINT WORLD CHAMP-VO-WIPE
GOVERNOR SCOTT IN BONITA SPRINGS-VO POWERPOINT WORLD CHAMP-SOTVO
COLLIER COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOTS-ONCAM 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VOI
ARMY CORPS TO DISCUSS WATER RELEASES-VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
BIRTHDAY MAN RUN OVER-SS-VO-SS STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
AMY YOUNG RESTRAINING ORDER-SS(2)-OC STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
ZAC LATAWEIC CONDITION UPDATE-BNC SOTVO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
CAPTIVA CRASH REPORT-SS PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
GGE BRUSH FIRE-EaniBx-FLY I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-SSTOPS
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO TOSS TO CHRISTY-CLIP 2SHOT-POP
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOT-ONCAM, BNR LIVE SHOT-LIVE
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO LIVE SHOT-CG
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO LIVE SHOT-LIVE
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS WOMEN WORSE AFTER HEART ATTACK-TCMON VOWIPE
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT EXCESSIVE SWEATING FIXERS-VOWIPE
LAST DAY FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY-CG EXCESSIVE SWEATING FIXERS-VOTOPS-OC
MEDICAL HELICOPTER OPEN HOUSE-CG KELSEY GRAMMAR SPEAKS OUT-TRX-SOTVOTOPS
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS KELSEY GRAMMAR SPEAKS OUT-SOTVO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL NO MORE FACEBOOK GIFT CARDS-VO
HAMAS TUNNELS-VOWIPE SAVE THE LOBSTER-EaniBx-FLY
HAMAS TUNNELS-SOTVO SAVE THE LOBSTER-SOTVO
EBOLA WARNING-POP DISSOLVE VO ANOTHER RARE LOBSTER CAUGHT-TRX-SSTOPS
SAN DIEGO PLANE CRASH-VO ROBE LOWE ON SHARK WEEK-TRX-NATSVOTOPS
MAN FONDLES WOMAN ON AIRPLANE-ONCAM AIRLINE PASSENGERS FLUSH DRUGS-OTS
FEDS LOWER BOND BUYING-ONCAM HAIR BURGLARS-VO
SCOTT CRIST ETHICS COMPLAINTS-VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
FL ELDERLY CARE-SOTVO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS GIRL CRIES OVER BROTHER-SOTVO
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT BUMP TO BREAK ~ 5:58 ONLY!!-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
UCLA WATER WORLD-VO TS 1) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VOTOPS-WIPE
BURNED CHARGING AN IPOD-VOWIPE TS 2) ARREST IN FOWLER MURDER-SSTOPS(2),VOWIPE
BURNED CHARGING AN IPOD-SOTVO TS 3) GOVERNOR SCOTT IN BONITA SPRINGS-VOTOPS-WIPE
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 4) NAPLES FORECLOSED PROPERTY-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 5) LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 6) DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-CGTOPS
HL1) SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-VO-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
HL2) DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-VO-WIPE END TIME
HL3) EXCESSIVE SWEATING FEATURES-VO-WIPE  


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO-WIPE


FLESH EATING BACTERIA IS LIVING IN OUR GULF WATERS-

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-

TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE AT THE BEACH THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


HL2) LONGER SCHOOLD AYS-VO-WIPE


THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY-

BUT SOME PARENTS DON'T KNOW THE BELL SCHEDULE.

WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE SEEING LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-

AND WHY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AREN'T TELLING PARENTS THE SCHEDULE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) BURNED CHARGINBG AN IPOD-VO-WIPE


A GIRL IN THE HOSPITAL-

A HOUSE UNLIVEABLE THIS MORNING--

WHAT THE 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL LEFT CHARGING IN THE WALL-

THAT STARTED A HUGE FIRE.

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


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH


A WARNING IF YOU'RE HEADED TO THE BEACH TODAY-

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

IT HAPPENED IN SARASOTA COUNTY.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING-

I'M ROB EVANS

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

BOTH PEOPLE BECAME INFECTED WITH "VIBRIO VULNIFICUS." Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING VIRUS-VOTOPS


THIS BACTERIA IS *ALWAYS* IN THE WATER --

BUT 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 EATING RAW SHELLFISH.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOU *CAN NOT* 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...


ARREST IN FOWLER MURDER-TC MON SS SS VO


AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE MURDER OF A TRANSGENER WOMAN IN FORT MYERS.

ABC-7 SPOKE TO THAT VICTIM'S FAMILY.

THEY SAY YAZMIN SANCHEZ KNEW HER KILLER.

IN JUNE OFFICERS FOUND THE BODY OF SANCHEZ BEHIND A DUMPSTER IN AN ALLEY ON FOWLER STREET.

SHE WAS SHOT AND BURNED.

WE FOUND OUT THAT OFFICERS ARRESTED TERRY BRADY FOR HER MURDER.

YOU COULD SEE BURN MARKS ON THE WALL NEAR WHERE HER BODY WAS FOUND

HER STEPMOTHER TOLD US SHE KNEW BRADY--

SHE SAYS THE TWO FOUGHT SHORTLY BEFORE OFFICERS FOUND HER DEAD. Return to index of stories...


ARREST IN FOWLER MURDER-SOT 2 SS


6:49:42-47

SHANNON ADAMS - "It makes it better to sleep at night knowing they the person who did this is behind bars."

6:46-56:47:03

Michelle Hudson PRIDE president

This isn't the end by any means. I think now is the beginning to find out what exactly happened."

BRADY IS IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BOND FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S EXPECTED TO MAKE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR SCOTT IN BONITA SPRINGS-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

GOVERNOR SCOTT WILL BE IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT'S FOR HIS "JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION TOUR"

HE WILL BE AT GLOBAL TECH TO PROPOSE PERMINENTLY ENDING THE SALES TAX ON MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT--

IT'S HAPPENING AT 1:30

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


COLLIER COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOTS-ONCAM


COLLIER COUNTY WILL BE SENDING OUT SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTION.

THE COUNTY WANTS TO ENCOURAGE VOTERS TO USE THEIR BALLOTS AS A GUIDE TO WHEN THEY CAST THEIR VOTE.

THE PRIMARY ELECTION IS AUGUST 26TH. Return to index of stories...


ARMY CORPS TO DISCUSS WATER RELEASES-VO


ALSO LOOKING AHEAD-

THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WILL HOLD A BRIEFING TO DISCUSS WATER MANAGEMENT AT LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER LAST SUMMER WHEN HEAVY RAINFALL FORCED THE CORPS TO RELEASE WATER DOWN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE-

PLAGUING OUR BEACHES WITH DARK AND MURKY WATER.

THE CORPS WILL DISCUSS HOW THEY ARE HANDLING WATER MANAGEMENT THIS SUMMER.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO BE AT THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


BIRTHDAY MAN RUN OVER-SS-VO-SS


A DAY OF CELEBRATION --

TURNED INTO A DAY OF SORROW FOR ONE FORT MYERS FAMILY.

DOCTORS REMOVED LUIS SAEZ FROM LIFE SUPPORT.

HE TURNED 23 ON WEDESDAY.

POLICE SAY SAEZ WAS OUT CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY --

WHEN HE TRIED TO STOP A FIGHT.

BUT WHEN HE STEPPED IN --

A DRIVER PUT HIS CAR IN REVERSE AND BACKED OVER HIM.

THE SUSPECT ACCUSED OF HITTING SAEZ --

GIOVANNI CORDONA -- IS IN JAIL THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG RESTRAINING ORDER-SS(2)-OC


ABC7 CONFIRMED THE EX-WIFE OF A NAPLES POLICE OFFICER --

KILLED IN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE --

HAS NOW FILED A RESTRAINING ORDER.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS ARE REPORTING NINA DIAZ MONROIG WANTS SERGEANT AMY YOUNG TO STAY AWAY FROM HER AND HER CHILDREN.

MONROIG CLAIMS YOUNG SHOT HER EX HUSBAND -- THEN HERSELF.

LUIS MONROIG WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT YOUNG'S HOUSE IN ESTERO EARLIER THIS MONTH.

BUT LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE NOT SAID WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWEIC CONDITION UPDATE-BNC SOTVO


SOME HOPEFUL NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MORNING.

A LEHIGH ACRES MOTHER HAS RENEWED HOPE HER SON WILL LIVE----AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

:01:16 miracle! because they didn't expect it, they did not expect it at all.

ZAC LATAWIEC WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED

DOCTORS TOLD HIS MOM DAYS AGO -- THAT ZAC'S WAS BRAIN DEAD.

BUT NOW HE'S OPENING HIS EYES -- AND EVEN BLOWING KISSES.

DOCTORS SAYS HIS PROGRESS IS ASTOUNDING. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA CRASH REPORT-SS


ABC-7 HAS THE PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE SMALL PLANE CRASH OFF NORTH CAPTIVA --

THAT HAPPENED TWO WEEKS AGO.

WE'VE LEARNED THE PILOT --

GREGG HOWARD WAS HAULING MORE THAN 650 POUNDS OF PORCELAIN TILE WHEN HIS PLANE CRASHED.

IT WAS STORMING WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND AT THE SALTY APPROACH AIRPORT.

HE DIED IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


GGE BRUSH FIRE-EaniBx-FLY


A BRUSH FIRE THAT SCORTCHED 50 ACRES IN COLLIER COUNTY --

WAS STARTED BY SOMEONE BURNING TRASH --LEFT UNATTENDED IN THEIR YARD.

CREWS FROM SEVERAL AGENCIES BATTLED THE FLAMES BY AIR AND GROUND.

AT ONE POINT SOME HOMES IN THE AREA OF EVERGLADES BOULEVARD AND WOODLAND GRADE ROAD WERE THREATENED --

BUT AFTER ABOUT 3 AND A HALF HOURS --

CREWS CONTAINED THE FIRE AND NO HOMES WERE DESTROYED.

FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL MONITORING THE AREA TO MAKE SURE NO HOT SPOTS FLARE UP. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO


PARENTS AT NINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THE BELL SCHEDULE IS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

THE STATE MANDATED LONGER DAYS AT THOSE NINE SCHOOLS --

BECAUSE OF LOW TEST SCORES.

WE CHECKED IN WITH THE DISTRICT--

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-SOT-ONCAM, 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.

SEVEN SCHOOLS IN COLLIER COUNTY HAVE TO EXTEND THEIR DAY AS WELL.

BOTH COUNTIES EXPECT TO ANNOUNCE SCHEDULES NEXT WEEK.

A LIST OF THE SCHOOLS IMPACTED IS UP ON OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS. MEAN LUNCH IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT

SO WHEN PACKING THAT LUNCH.

DID YOU KNOW SOME VEGGIES CAN PACK A PROTEIN PUNCH?

AND PROTEIN HELPS THE BRAIN FOCUS.

THIS FROM WOMEN'S HEATLH MAGAZINE.

PEAS AND SPINACH HAVE 3 GRAMS PER HALF A CUP

SO DO POTATOES

TRY POTATOE SALAD WITH PEAS AND SPINACH AND BACON BITS TO GET KIDS INTO IT.

BRUSSEL SPROUTS ARE GOOD CHOICE,

SO IS CORN

AND DON'T FORGET BROCCOLI

THROW IN A LITTLE LOW FAT RANCH AND YOU'VE GOT A SNACK Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


TOMORROW STARTS THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY

ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES UNDER $100

PICK UP A FEW EXTRA NOTEBOOKS AND CRAYNON AND YOU COULD GET A FREE MEAL

RONALD MC-DONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEEDS YOUR HELP TO HELP KIDS IN NEED

DROP OFF NEW SCHOOL SUPPLIES THIS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

IN THE SCHOOL BUS BOXES AT PARTICIPATING SWFL MC-DONALD'S

THE FIRST 150 PEOPLE IN EACH RESTARUANT TO DONATE

GET A COUPON FOR A FREE HAPPY MEAL

MORE INFO ON AMY'S FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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LAST DAY FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY-CG


TODAY'S THE LAST DAY TO ENJOY CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT SUN SPLASH!

THE WATERPARK IS FEATURING HOLIDAY DECERATIONS, MUSIC, SPECIALTY FOOD ITEMS AND SOME VISITS FROM SANTA.

YOU'LL ALSO HAVE THE CHANCE TO REGISTER AND WIN PRIZES.

THE PARK WANTED TO JOIN IN ON HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES--

SINCE IT IS CLOSED DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL HELICOPTER OPEN HOUSE-CG


ALSO HAPPENING TODAY-

CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS GIVING THE PUBLIC A CHANCE TO CHECK OUT ITS NEW MEDICAL HELICOPTER.

IT'S HAPPENING AT FIRE STATION NUMBER 7-

AT THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT--

FROM 11:30 UNTIL 2.

YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT AND LEARN HOW IT'S BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


HAMAS TUNNELS-VOWIPE


ANOTHER BLOODY DAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST-

AT LEAST 37 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN TWO DEADLY ATTACKS IN GAZA-

AND THAT NUMBER KEEPS RISING.

ABC NEWS FOLLOWED ISRAELI SOLDIERS ON WEDESDAY.

--SCANNING DUSTY ROADS AND RUINED BUILDINGS.

THEY WERE HUNTING FOR TUNNELS THAT HAMAS USES TO SNEAK INTO ISRAEL-

TO INFILTRATE OUTPOSTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS.

ISRAELI SOLDIERS TALKING ABOUT THE INNOCENT PALESTINIANS-

WHOS LIVES ARE LOST FROM TRAGEDY. Return to index of stories...


HAMAS TUNNELS-SOTVO


GFX # 3 VERBATE: COLONEL TOMER IFRAH, SQUAD COMMANDER, ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

: A child is a child is a child. Everywhere in the world - no matter race

, religion, a child is a child - so it hurts

OVER 13 HUNDRED PALESTIANIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED.

59 ISRAELI SOLDIERS HAVE DIED. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA WARNING-POP DISSOLVE VO


THERE IS AN URGENT NEW CONCERN ABOUT THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS.

THIS MORNING-

TWO AMERICAN PEACE CORPS WORKERS ARE IN QUARANTINE--

AND POSSIBLY EXPOSED.

340 VOLUNTEERS FROM GUINEA, LIBERIA AND SIERE LEONE HAVE BEEN PULLED FROM DUTY.

BUT WE ARE LEARNING SOME GOOD NEWS-

TWO AMERICAN MISSIONARY WORKERS WITH THE DISEASE ARE SHOWING SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT.

EBOLA IS NOT SPREAD THRU THE AIR--

YOU ONLY GET SICK THROUGH CLOSE CONTACT WITH BODY FLUIDS. Return to index of stories...


SAN DIEGO PLANE CRASH-VO


ONE WOMAN IS DEAD THIS MORNING-

AFTER A PLANE CRASHED INTO A SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT.

IT HAPPENED IN SAN DIEGO.

FIREFIGTERS SAY THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS AT MONTGOMERY FIELD -- WHEN HER SMALL PLANE CRASHED NEAR A TARGET AND COSTCO.

THE 80-YEAR-OLD PASSENGER ON THE PLANE WAS KILLED.

THE PILOT WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.

THE F-A-A IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


MAN FONDLES WOMAN ON AIRPLANE-ONCAM


A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY THIS MORNING-

AFTER A 19-YEAR-OLD GIRL SAYS HE WAS INNAPROPRIATELY TOUCHED WHILE SLEEPING ON AN AIRPLANE.

THE DELTA AIRLINES PLANE WAS FLYING TO AMSTERDAM FROM DETROIT.

A 19-YEAR-OLD GIRL SAYS SHE WOKE UP IN HER SEAT-

TO DISCOVER THE MAN SEATED NEXT TO HER HAD HIS HANDS DOWN HER PANTS.

THE 32-YEAR-OLD MAN IS CHARGED WITH ENGAGING IN ABUSIVE SEXUAL CONTACT. Return to index of stories...


FEDS LOWER BOND BUYING-ONCAM


OUR ECONOMY AND LABOR MARKET IS IMPROVING--ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE.

THAT'S WHY IT DECIDED TO WIND DOWN BOND PURCHASES.

BOND-BUYING WAS A WAY TO JOLT THE SLUGGISH ECONOMY.

SINCE IT STARTED PURCHASING IN 2008---THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS DROPPED TO 6 POINT 1 PERCENT-

--AND JOB GROWTH HAS ACCELERATED.

BUT THE FED STILL WARNS. WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO UNTIL A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


SCOTT CRIST ETHICS COMPLAINTS-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND CHARLIE CRIST ARE OFF THE HOOK FOR ETHICS COMPLAINTS.

THE FLORIDA COMISSION OF ETHICS DISMISSED COMPLAINTS AGAINST BOTH MEN.

AN ACTIVIST CLAIMED SCOTT'S INVESTMENT IN A FRENCH OIL SERVICES COMPANY -- THAT DRILLS IN COLLIER COUNTY -- WAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

WHILE A TOP OFFICIAL WITH THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY FELT CRIST MISUSED HIS OFFICE IN 20-10

---WHEN HE APPOINTED A LAW FIRM PARTNER TO A PANEL THAT NOMINATES JUDGES. Return to index of stories...


FL ELDERLY CARE-SOTVO


NEARLY 60-PERCENT OF ADULTS IN FLORIDA ARE WORRIED ABOUT CARING FOR THEIR AGING PARENTS!

Tom Groesbeck, Florida Health Care Association

"Adult Floridians are nervous about their ability to help people meet their parent's needs. They are apprehensive about the strain those needs may place on their own lives, as well as their families lives."

TO HELP WORK THROUGH THESE ISSUES --

THE FLORIDA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION JUST LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE--

THAT HELPS FLORIDIANS EXPLORE THEIR LONG-TERM HEALTHCARE OPTIONS.

WE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU BY PUTTING A LINK ON ABC-7.COM Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MEN IN TURKEY IS TELLING WOMEN THEY SHOULDN'T LAUGH OUT LOUD.

THE VICE PRIME MINISTER SAID THIS WEEK THE COUNTRY IS IN MORAL DECLINE.

AND A BIG PART IS WOMEN WHO DIDN'T CONTROL THEIR LAUGHTER IN PUBLIC.

SO TURKISH WOMEN ARE NOW LAUGHING ABOUT IT.

AND PUTTING IT ON TWITTER.

"I'm a Turkish girl, 26 years old, and I can't do anything but Smile!!" SAYS ONE WOMAN.

"as a Turkish woman,no politician can tell me whether I can laugh or not" Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


THE TIMES, THEY ARE A CHANGIN'.

BACK IN 1970, THE AVERAGE AGE FOR A WOMAN TO GIVE BIRTH FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS JUST 21.

NOW, AT LEAST IN THE U-K, IT HAS HIT *THIRTY* FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

HERE IN THE U-S, THERE'S NO DATA FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

BUT YOU CAN SEE IT RISE FROM 21 IN 1970, TO 25 FIVE YEARS AGO.

IN THIS GRAPH FROM THE U-K, YOU CAN SEE IT PICK UP FROM THERE. IN 2013, IT WAS 30 YEARS OLD.

HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU BECAME A MOM FOR THE FIRST TIME?

AND WHY HAS THE AVERAGE AGE GONE UP SO MUCH?

LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS, ON OUR ABC7 FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


JON LESTER HAS BEEN A PART OF THAT RED SOX FAMILY FOR THE LAST 6 YEARS-- A BIG PART-- WINNING 2 WORLD SERIES TITLES-- AND FOR NOW-- LESTER IS STILL A PART OF THAT FAMILY-- BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE TRADED AWAY BY THE TIME THE TRADE DEADLINE ROLLS AROUND THURSDAY AFTERNOON---- AS THEY SAY-- WE SHALL SEE---

LESTER WAS PULLED FROM HIS START TONIGHT---

BRANDON WORKMAN WENT INSTEAD---

HE GOT KNOCKED AROUND BY THE BLUE JAYS--- NAVARO-- THE RBI SINGLE--- 4-0 BLUE JAYS

THE SOX ARE FADING FAST---- THEY'VE LOST 8 OF THEIR LAST 9 GAMES--- 6-1 IS THE FINAL

BIG NIGHT IN THE WORLD OF LOCAL SOFTBALL---

TWO FORT MYERS TEAMS ARE OFF TO THE WORLD SERIES---

TONIGHT -- THE 13-14 YEAR OLDS BEAT WEST VIRGINIA IN THE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL FINALS--- WHICH MEANS THEY WILL BE HEADING TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES IN KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON---

THE 15-16 YEAR OLDS-- GOT A WIN TONIGHT IN THE REGIONAL FINALS AS WELL-- THEY WILL BE HEADING TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES IN DELEWARE---

CONGRATS TO BOTH

ON DECEMBER 30TH 1975 TIGER WOODS CAME INTO THIS WORLD ---- EXACTLY 9 YEARS LATER-- LEBRON JAMES BURST ON TO THE SCENE ---- BUT THESE TWO GUYS SHARE A LOT MORE THAN JUST A BIRTHDAY--- THEY ARE SPORTS LEGENDS-- GLOBAL ICONS--- AND BOTH LOVE AKRON, OHIO-- BUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS---

TIGER IS BACK ON ONE OF HIS FAVORITE COURSES IN THE WORLD-- FIRESTORE COUNTRY CLUB IN AKRON---

--- A PLACE HE'S WON 8 TOURNAMENTS DURING HIS CAREER--- IN FACT TIGER HAS MORE WINS AT FIRESTONE-- THAN MOST OF THE GUYS ON TOUR HAVE WINS IN THEIR CAREERS---

WOODS OF COURSE-- TRYING TO WORKING HIMSELF BACK INTO SHAPE--- AND THAT CONTINUES THIS WEEK AT THE BRIGESTONE INVITATIONAL

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...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". ANOTHER BANK IS BEING HIT WITH A

HUGE FINE OVER SHODDY MORTGAGES.

THE PENALTY FOR BANK OF AMERICA IS ONE-POINT-THREE BILLION DOLLARS.

THE FEDERAL JUDGE CALLED IT, QUOTE, "A BRAZEN FRAUD."

THE ECONOMY BOUNCED BACK IN THE LAST QUARTER, GROWING FOUR PERCENT.

ECONOMISTS HOPE THAT WILL CONTINUE INTO NEXT YEAR.

THE FED. STILL CONCERNED ABOUT JOBS. IS KEEPING INTEREST RATES

LOW.

THE C-E-O OF BEST BUY SAYS TABLET SALES ARE CRASHING. AND DESKTOP AND

LAPTOP COMPUTERS MAY BE MAKING A COMEBACK.

HE ADDS THAT THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN TYPES OF DEVICES ARE

BLURRING. WITH LARGER PHONES AND TABLET-LAPTOP MASH-UPS.

A CONSUMER GROUP SAYS THE MOST UNHEALTHY BREAKFAST AT A CHAIN RESTAURANT IS

THE BRULEED FRENCH TOAST AT THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY -- NEARLY 28-HUNDRED

CALORIES.

AND FOR LUNCH OR DINNER? RED ROBIN'S MONSTER MEAL - WITH ITS

BURGER, FRIES, AND SALTED CARAMEL MILKSHAKE - HAS MORE THAN 35-HUNDRED

CALORIES!

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


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. 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...


UCLA WATER WORLD-VO


TALK ABOUT A WATERWORLD ON THE U-C-L-A CAMPUS.

AFTER A 93 YEAR OLD PIPE BURST--

SPEWING 20 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER!

THE BASKETBALL ARENA WAS FLOODED 8 INCHES DEEP.

MORE THAN 700 CARS ARE STUCK IN THE WATER THIS MORNING-

STUCK IN IT UNTIL FRIDAY AT THE EARLIEST.

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL CALCULATING THE COST OF THE DAMAGE-

BEAR IN MIND THE PAULEY PAVILION WAS RENOVATED JUST TWO YEARS AGO AT A COST OF $132 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


BURNED CHARGING AN IPOD-VOWIPE


A NINE-YEAR-OLD ATLANTA AREA GIRL IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING-

--AFTER SHE WAS BURNED CHARGING HER I-POD.

THE FAMILY'S HOUSE IS NOW *UN-LIVABLE* FROM SMOKE DAMAGE.

THE GIRL'S FATHER SAID HIS DAUGHTER TRIED PLUGGING A CHARGER FOR HER I-POD INTO THE WALL WEDNESDAY WHEN SPARKS BURNED TWO FINGERS ON ONE OF HER HANDS.

THE GIRL TOLD HER DAD SHE WAS SCARED AND THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO DIE WHEN HER BEDROOM CAUGHT FIRE. Return to index of stories...


BURNED CHARGING AN IPOD-SOTVO


We don't get a lot of calls on them. It's typically when something malfunctions or somebody puts the wrong thing in the outlet, things of that nature.

THE FATHER SAYS THEY HAD JUST MOVED INTO THE HOUSE ON SUNDAY. 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) SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-VO-WIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGES MAY SOON SEE SOME BIG CHANGES--

WHAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO CURB SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS. Return to index of stories...


HL2) DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-VO-WIPE


AND LOOKING AHEAD THIS WEEKEND-

YOU CAN HELP IN THE FIGHT FOR BREAST CANCER-

BY EATING YOUR FAVORITE FOOD!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN GET THE TASTIEST MEALS--

WHILE ALSO BENEFITING A GOOD CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) EXCESSIVE SWEATING FEATURES-VO-WIPE


IT CAN BE EMBARRASING--

AND HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILL TO PAY-

TOO KEEP FROM SWEATING?

WE'LL BREAK DOWN ALL THE NEW WAYS TO KEEP YOURSLEF DRY IN THIS EXCESSIVE HEAT. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT PUSH


LOOKING AHEAD-

STUDENTS AT F-G-C-U AND FLORIDA SOUTH WESTERN STATE MAY SOON SEE SOME BIG CHANGES--

AND WE'RE LEARNING THE *REAL* NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS. Return to index of stories...


SEX ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS-VOTOPS


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...


NAPLES FORECLOSED PROPERTY-VO


IT'S AN EYESORE THAT HAS BEEN UNTOUCHED FOR SIX YEARS!

BUT FINALLY--

THE CITY OF NAPLES IS PUTTING ITS FOOT DOWN.

THEY'VE TAKEN THE FIRST STEPS TOWARD FORECLOSING ON THIS PARTIALLY-DEVELOPED PROPERTY OFF 8TH AVENUE.

A DEVELOPER BOUGHT IT BACK IN 2005 FOR THREE MILLION DOLLARS --

AND PLANNED A CONDO COMPLEX.

BUT EVER SINCE THE FOUNDATION WAS LAID IN 2008 --

THE PROPERTY HAS SAT UNTOUCHED --

THE DEVELOPER NEVER RETURNED OUR CALLS. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL FIRE FOLO-TC MON VO


DOZENS OF ANIMALS HAD TO BE EVACUATED WHEN FIRE SPREAD THROUGH A FORT MYERS CLINIC.

AND WE'RE LEARNING-

ALL THOSE ANIMALS ARE SAFE THIS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED AT EAST SIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

PET OWNERS IN THE MIDDLE OF APPOINTMENTS HELPED GET THE ANIMALS OUT SAFELY.

OWNERS TOOK THEIR PETS TO OTHER LOCAL HOSPITALS AND CLINICS.

WE'RE TOLD THE FIRE WAS ELECTRICAL AND STARTED IN THE CEILING. Return to index of stories...


CHEVRON ARREST-BNC-VO


TWO CHARLOTTE COUNTY MEN ARE IN JAIL THIS MORNING-

AFTER UNDERCOVER DEPUTIES BUSTED THEM SELLING SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA.

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

THEY RAIDED THE SHOP AND FOUND NINE PACKETS OF SPICE.

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


ARMSTRONG OPTS OUT OF TESTING-TRX-VOTOPS


A LEE COUNTY MAN WANTS TO OPT HIS CHILDREN OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING.

DON ARMSTRONG'S 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.

ACCORDING TO FLORIDA LAW --

STUDENTS CAN OPT OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING.

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

ARMSTRONG PLANS TO TAKE PAPERWORK TO THE PRINCIPAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.'

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON OUR ABC 7 SWFL FACE BOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-VO-WIPE


THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY NEEDS YOUR HELP.

THE NO-KILL SHELTER IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS.

USUALLY -- THEY GET A LOT OF HELP FROM SEASONAL RESIDENTS --

BUT THEY'RE NOT HERE RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO-BNR


:03-:18 "we survive by donations, grants and requests, right now this time of year everyone goes back north.walk the dogs and socialize the cats."

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED.

IF YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO SPARE EACH WEEK AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER --

WE HAVE INFORMATION ON OUR OUR WEBSITE-

ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM-

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


FAMILY HOME FROM CHINA-POP SOTVO-POP


A NAPLES FAMILY IS *FINALLY* BACK HOME THIS MORNING --

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.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE TEMPORARY COMPUTER CRASH IS STILL IMPACTING PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE. Return to index of stories...


POWERPOINT WORLD CHAMP-VO-WIPE


A FORT MYERS TEEN HAS DONE SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING--

AND ONLY ONE OTHER AMERICAN HAS DONE BEFORE --

BECAME A WORLD CHAMPION AT POWERPOINT!

16-YEAR-OLD TYLER MILLIS JUST FOUND OUT HE WON THE TITLE.

THE DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE COMPETED AGAINST THE WORLD'S *BEST* --

IN CALIFORNIA.

HE IS THE BEST --

AT CREATING PRESENTATIONS ON MICROSOFT POWER POINT. Return to index of stories...


POWERPOINT WORLD CHAMP-SOTVO


i just kind of didn't even realize it for a second i heard my mom screaming i heard everyone screaming then i realized oh my god its me

TYLER WINS FIVE GRAND FOR BECOMING WORLD CHAMPION.

COMPETITORS GET INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PRESENTATIONS THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO CREATE.

WHOEVER DOES IT BEST AND FASTEST, WINS. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VOI


COULD YOU LIVE ON JUST $77 A WEEK??

THAT'S THE REALITY IF YOU'RE A MINIMUM WAGE WORKER

IT'S A NEW CHALLENGE GOING VIRAL.

#LIVE THE WAGE

3 CONGRESSMEN IN D-C ARE TRYING IT THIS WEEK.

AND THEY'RE TWEETING THEIR PROGRESS

AFTER TAKING OUT MONEY FOR RENT AND UTILITIES ABOUT $70 IS ALL THAT'S LEFT.

FOR A COUPLE THAT'S $154 FOR FOOD, TRANSPORTATION AND ALL YOUR DAY TO DAY EXPENSES

NOW IMAGINE KIDS.

THE TWEETS SHOW IT'S TOUGH.

2 OF THE CHALLENGERS ARE BEHIND A BILL TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO 10.10

IT HASN'T GONE UP SINCE 2009

READ MORE OR GET INFO TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


COULD YOU LIVE ON JUST $77 A WEEK??

THAT'S THE REALITY IF YOU'RE A MINIMUM WAGE WORKER

IT'S A NEW CHALLENGE GOING VIRAL.

#LIVE THE WAGE

2 CONGRESSMAN BEHIND A BILL TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE ARE TRYING IT.

MINIMUM WAGE HASN'T GONE UP SINCE 2009

THEY'RE TWEETING ALL WEEK

CONGRESS RECESSES AFTER THIS WEEK.

COMING UP ON GMA. MORE FROM WASHINGTON AND THE RUSH TO PASS SEVERAL KEY BILLS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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I75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-SSTOPS


A TRAFFIC ALERT AS YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR.

CREWS WILL BE PERFORMING PAVING OPERATIONS NEAR THE I-75 BAYSHORE EXIT.

DRIVERS BEWARE OF LANE CLOSURES STARTING AT 7:30 P-M AND LASTING ALL NIGHT UNTIL 5 A-M THE NEXT MORNING.

THIS WILL GO ON THROUGH AUGUST SECOND. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTY-CLIP 2SHOT-POP


HAPPENING TODAY--

IT'S THE SECOND ANNUAL DINE OUT FOR THE CURE EVENT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

YOU CAN HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER-- JUST BY GRABBING A MEAL AT SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANTS.

ABC-7'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE FOUR POINTS SHERATON IN PUNTA GORDA TO BREAK IT ALL DOWN FOR US. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


---TAKE LIVE---

THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO GET GOOD FOOD FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

THE RESTAURANT INSIDE THE HOTEL OPENS FOR BREAKFAST IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR!

THEY ALSO HAVE A TIKI BAR OUTSIDE THAT OPENS AT 11 FOR LUNCH. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-CG


THIS IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN CHARLOTTE, LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

IF YOU NEED ANY CONVINCING-

THE KOMEN FOUNDATION HAS COME UP WITH A LIST OF REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DINE OUT FOR THE CURE!

THEY SAY REMEMBER! YOU DO HAVE TO EAT ANYWAY-- SO WHY NOT STOP BY ONE OF THE RESTAURANTS FOR A FAVORITE MEAL.

IT'S ALSO HASSLE FREE-- NO COOKING DINNER OR MAKING LUNCH.

AND OF COURSE-- YOU CAN SAVE SOMEONES LIFE WITH A SIMPLE MEAL.

IT'S NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!

EACH RESTAURANT WILL DONATE ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 35 PERCENT OF THE DAY'S PROCEEDS TO SUSAN G. KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR LOCAL BREAST HEALTH PROGRAMS AND BREAST CANCER RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


---TAKE LIVE---

BE SURE TO PULL OUT YOUR SMART PHONES AND USE THE HASHTAG #DINEOUTSWFL

TO LET ORGANIZERS KNOW YOUR FAVORITE PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT.

LIVE IN PUNTA GORDA, CA Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN WORSE AFTER HEART ATTACK-TCMON VOWIPE


A NEW STUDY FROM YALE UNIVESRITY RESEARCHERS SHOWS FEMALE HEART ATTACK PATIENTS STAY IN THE HOSPITAL LONGER--

AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN THE HOSPITAL THAN MEN.

WOMEN ALSO HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - DIABETES AND HEART FAILURE.

RESEARCHERS SAY THAT CAUSES LONGER STAYS AND A HIGHER IN-HOSPITAL DEATH RATE.

YOUNGER WOMEN COULD BENEFIT FROM THE STUDY.

DOCTORS HOPE THEY'RE MORE AGGRESSIVE IN THINGS THAT CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


EXCESSIVE SWEATING FIXERS-VOWIPE


SWEAT CAN BE UNBEARABLE-

AND EMBARRASING.

MANY PEOPLE SPEND THEIR DAY --

HIDING THE SWEAT -- BEADING BENEATH THEIR ARMS.

THIS MORNING-

ABC-7 IS FINDING OUT-

THERE ARE AN INCREASING NUMBER OF TREATMENTS TO HELP.

THAT IS -- IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


EXCESSIVE SWEATING FIXERS-VOTOPS-OC


WE LOOKED INTO ONE CALLED MIRA-DRY.

IT'S A HEAT BASED PROCEDURE --

THE ESSENTIALLY KILLS THE SWEAT GLANDS.

IT'S TEMPORARY -- AND INSURANCE WON'T COVER IT.

IT COULD COST BETWEEN 25-HUNDRED AND 3-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS TO MIRA-DRY ARE BOTOX OR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. Return to index of stories...


KELSEY GRAMMAR SPEAKS OUT-TRX-SOTVOTOPS


GFX - AUDIO

2800 She was a terrific kid, she was a wonderful wonderful person, and I

miss her all the time.

KELSEY GRAMMAR IS TALKING ABOUT HIS LITTLE SISTER-

WHO WAS MURDERED 40 YEARS AGO.

HE'S TALKING TO HER KILLER-

WHO WAS UP FOR PAROLE YESTERDAY.

GRAMMAR SPOKE VIA SPEAKER PHONE DURING THE PAROLE BOARD HEARING. Return to index of stories...


KELSEY GRAMMAR SPEAKS OUT-SOTVO


I accept that you have to live with remorse every day of your life but I

live with tragedy every day of mine

GRAMMAR ACCEPTED HER KILLER'S APPOLOGY.

BUT HE DID NOT WANT TO SEE HIM WALK FREE.

THE PAROLE BOARD DENIED HIS RELEASE.

--HE WILL REMAIN IN PRISON TO SERVE OUT HIS LIFE SENTENCE. Return to index of stories...


NO MORE FACEBOOK GIFT CARDS-VO


FACEBOOK IS GETTING OUT OF THE GIFT CARD BUSINESS.

NO LONGER WILL YOU SEE-

WRAPPED-PRESENT ICONS TELLING YOU TO SEND A STARBUCKS OR TARGET GIFT CARD ON YOUR FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY.

THE GIFT SERVICE IS SET TO BE DISCONTINUED MID-AUGUST.

THE NEWS COMES DAYS AFTER FACEBOOK REVEALED ITS NEW "BUY" BUTTON.

IT ALLOWS USERS TO MAKE PURCHASES FROM SMALL BUSINESSES PARTNERED WITH THE SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


SAVE THE LOBSTER-EaniBx-FLY


LOBSTER CATCHERS ARE OUT IN FULL FORCE TODAY-

DURING THE LOBSTER MINI-SEASON.

MEANWHILE-

A LOBSTER MANAGED TO DODGE A DINNER PLATE IN FLORIDA-

THANKS TO ONE WOMAN'S FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN.

SHE SAW THE LOBSTER -- WHICH HAD RARE COLORING -- AT A PUBLIX IN FLAGLER BEACH.

SHE POSTED OHOTOS ON HER FACEBOOK-

ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO HELP SAVE IT. Return to index of stories...


SAVE THE LOBSTER-SOTVO


"When we started researching it, and really found out how rare it was, we got concerned too."

LOBSTER EXPERTS SAY IT'S A 1-IN 30 MILLION GENETIC ANOMALY.

AND SOON-

SHE HAD HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HELPING HER.

THE LOBSTER WAS SAVED-

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ANOTHER RARE LOBSTER CAUGHT-TRX-SSTOPS


AND SPEAKING OF RARE LOBSTERS-

CHECK OUT THIS ONE-

A NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHERMAN CAUGHT THIS RARE BRIGHT ORANGE ONE--

WITH DARK BLUE SPOTS.

IT'S CALLED A CALICO LOBSTER.

LOBSTER EXPERTS SAY THIS PIGMENTATION OCCURS IN 1 IN EVERY 30 MILLION LOBSTERS. Return to index of stories...


ROBE LOWE ON SHARK WEEK-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


SO SHARKY

ACTOR ROB LOWE IS LENDING HIS COMEDIC TALENTS TO THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL.

IN A NEW PROMO FOR SHARK WEEK--

HE THROWS UP CHUM WHILE RIDING TWO SHARKS.

IT'S NOT CLEAR WHY HE'S DOING IT--

BUT THE PROMO IS PRETTY FUNNY.

DISCOVERY'S WILDLY POPULAR SHARK WEEK SWIMS INTO HOMES AUGUST 10TH. Return to index of stories...


AIRLINE PASSENGERS FLUSH DRUGS-OTS


AN AUSTRALIAN AIRLINE APPOLOGIZED WEDENSDAY BECAUSE A FLIGHT ATTENDENT WARNED PASSENGERS TO THROW AWAY THEIR DRUGS!

MANY OF THE 210 PASSENGERS WERE COMING BACK FROM AN AUSTRALIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL.

WHEN THE FLIGHT ATTENDENT ANNOUNCED THERE WOULD BE DRUG SNIFFING DOGS WHERE THE PLANE LANDED--

MANY PEOPLE WENT RUNNING FOR THE BATHROOMS.

THE AIRLINE SAID THE FLIGHT ATTENDENTS WARNING WAS UNPROFESSIONAL. Return to index of stories...


HAIR BURGLARS-VO


SUSPECTS WHO SMASHED INTO A COSMETIC STORE IN HOUSTON--

WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN CASH.

BUT SOMETHING ELSE JUST AS VALUABLE.

THEY WERE LOOKING FOR HUMAN HAIR.

MEN SLAMMED THE BACK END UP A TRUCK --

THROUGH A BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE.

THEN --

FIVE PEOPLE GOT OUT AND GRABBED A BUNCH OF HAIR EXTENSIONS.

EACH ONE IS WORTH AT LEAST 100 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


THE ORIGINAL WAS SO BAD, IT WAS GOOD.

THE SCI-FI MOVIE SHARKNADO.

ABOUT A TORNADO THAT SUCKS UP SHARKS AND THEN DESTROYS A CITY.

WELL, LAST NIGHT WAS THE DEBUT OF SHARKNADO TWO.

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT IT.

THIS TIME, SHARKS ATTACK AT 747. IN MID-FLIGHT.

WE DON'T WANT TO SPOIL IT FOR YOU, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT.

SO THAT'S ALL WE'LL SAY.

THE GOOD NEWS FOR SHARKNADO FANS.

THERE'S A SHARKNADO THREE COMING OUT NEXT YEAR!

SYFY SAYS IT'S GOING TO BE AN ANNUAL EVENT. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


LOVE IT OR HATE IT, THERE'S NO MISTAKING THE SOUTHERN ACCENT.

THE SOUTHERN DRAWL, A TWANG. SOME WOULD SAY.

BUT WOULD YOU LIKE TO *GET RID OF IT*?

THERE WAS A CLASS SCHEDULED AT A GOVERNMENT LAB IN TENNESSEE TO HELP EMPLOYEES DO JUST THAT.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO START NEXT MONTH.

BUT A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS CAUSED TO IT BE CANCELLED.

WORKERS SAID THE ACCENT WAS A PART OF SOUTHERN PRIDE.

MORE ON THIS STORY, COMING ON GMA. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TECHBYTES:

IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOUR WIRELESS BILL HAS EXTRA

CHARGES ON IT THAT YOU DIDN'T AUTHORIZE.

A SENATE REPORT SAYS ALL FOUR MAJOR WIRELESS CARRIERS ARE DOING "CRAMMING".

. ADDING FEES FROM THIRD-PARTY COMPANIES. EXPERTS SAY TO CHECK YOUR BILL

CAREFULLY. AND IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, ASK WHAT IT IS.

AND IF ALL YOU DO WITH YOUR PHONE IS SOCIAL NETWORKING, SPRINT HAS A 12-

DOLLAR- A- MONTH PLAN FOR YOU.

FOR THAT PRICE, YOU CAN CONNECT TO ONE OF THOSE SERVICES.

FOR TEN DOLLARS MORE, YOU CAN GET FOUR OF THEM -- TWITTER,

FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM OR PINTEREST.

JUST A YEAR AFTER SNAP-CHAT TURNED DOWN A THREE BILLION DOLLAR OFFER FROM

FACEBOOK. THE MESSAGING COMPANY SEEMS TO BE WORTH *TEN BILLION!

SNAPCHAT IS IN TALKS WITH E-COMMERCE INVESTOR ALI-BABA ABOUT

FINANCING.

AND. EMOJI USERS, BEWARE!

POST THE "PRAYER" EMOJI WITH CAUTION. IT COULD BE A HIGH FIVE!

OR IS IT?

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


A FEW DOWNPOURS TODAY

Onshore winds will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas this morning. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs today will be in the low 90s.

Changes to the weather pattern begin on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s. It will be more like what you probably expect in early August.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temperatures will stay low 90s into next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. After taking a little bit of a break yesterday, this area has shown a bit of strengthening through the night. The National Hurricane Center is now putting the risk of development in the next couple of days at 60%; the same for the the next 5 days, too.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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


GIRL CRIES OVER BROTHER-SOTVO


THIS VIDEO IS JUST ADORABLE.

ONE FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL MAY WANT TO SEND HER BABY BROTHER TO NEVER NEVER LAND.

NOT TO GET RID OF HIM --

BUT SO HE'LL NEVER 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'S VIDEO IS GOING VIRAL.

MILLIONS ARE WATCHING HER DESPERATE PLEA TO KEEP HER BABY BROTHER A BABY.

WE PUT THE WHOLE THING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA! Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK ~ 5:58 ONLY!!-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VOTOPS-WIPE


A POTENTIALLY DEADLY BACETERIA IS LURKING IN THE GULF.

ONE PERSON HAS DIED AND ANOTHER PERSON GOT SICK AFTER GETTING A FLESH-EATING BACTERIA IN SARASOTA COUNTY.

BOTH PEOPLE WERE INFECTED WITH "VIBRIO VULNIFICUS."

EACH MAN HAD A CUT ON THEIR BODY.

HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING AGAINST EATING RAW OYSTERS.

THEY ALSO SAY DON'T GO INTO THE WATER WITH OPEN CUTS. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) ARREST IN FOWLER MURDER-SSTOPS(2),VOWIPE


FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE ARRESTED TERRY BRADY IN THE MURDER OF A TRANSGENDER WOMAN.

YASMIN SANCHEZ'S WAS FOUND SHOT AND BURNED IN JUNE.

HER BODY WAS LEFT BEHIND A DUMPSTER HERE ON FOWLER STREET.

SANCHEZ'S FAMILY SAYS SHE KNEW BRADY BUT THE TWO DIDN'T GET ALONG.

BRADY IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

HE'S BEING HELD ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) GOVERNOR SCOTT IN BONITA SPRINGS-VOTOPS-WIPE


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL CONTINUE HIS TWO-WEEK STATEWIDE JOBS TOUR TODAY.

HE'LL BE AT THE GLOBAL TECH LED IN BONITA SPRINGS AT 1:30.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WILL PROPOSE PERMANENTLY ENDING THE SALES TAX ON MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT --

HE'LL ASLO OFFER FLORIDA'S STEM TEACHERS PAID SUMMER RESIDENCIES AT PRIVATE-SECTOR COMPANIES. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) NAPLES FORECLOSED PROPERTY-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE CITY OF NAPLES IS FINALLY WORKING TO GET RID OF AN EYESORE --

IT'S BEEN UNTOUCHED FOR SIX YEARS --

RACKING UP FINE AFTER FINE.

THE CITY WILL DRAFT A FORECLOSURE SUIT AGAINST THIS PARTIALLY-DEVELOPED PROPERTY OFF 8TH AVENUE.

A DEVELOPER BOUGHT IT BACK IN 2005 FOR THREE MILLION DOLLARS --

AND PLANNED A CONDO COMPLEX.

BUT NOTHING EVER CAME OUT OF IT. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VOTOPS-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK --

THAT'S WHEN NINE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS PLAN TO ADJUST THEIR SCHEDULES.

THEY'RE BEING FORCED TO KEEP KIDS LONGER IN CLASS BECAUSE OF LOW READING SCORES.

THERE ARE SEVEN SCHOOLS IN COLLIER COUNTY THAT WILL ALSO BE ADDING ACADEMIC TIME.

A LIST OF THE SCHOOLS IMPACTED IS UP ON OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) DINE OUT FOR THE CURE-CGTOPS


YOU CAN DINE OUT FOR THE CURE TODAY --

MANY RESTAURANTS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL DONATE A PERCENTAGE OF THEIR PROCEEDS TO SUSAN G. KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE MONEY WILL BENEFIT LOCAL BREAST HEALTH PROGRAMS AND BREAST CANCER RESEARCH.

YOU CAN FIND A FULL LIST OF PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS ON OUR WEBSITE -- ABC DASH 7 DOT COM. 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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