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DIRECTORS PAGE COLLIER CRIME VAN FIRE-VOWIPE
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP COLLIER CRIME VAN FIRE-SOTVO
EBOLA PATIENST COMING TO US-SOTVOTOPS BNC LEE COUNTY ROBBERY-SS VO
EBOLA PATIENST COMING TO US-PKG CHARCO PORN ARREST-SS
ISRAEL HAMAS LATEST-TCMON VOWIPE EBOLA LOCAL HOSPITALS-VOWIPE
ISRAEL HAMAS LATEST-SOTVO EBOLA LOCAL HOSPITALS-SOTVO
CHOKEHOLD RULED HOMICIDE-VO CASTAWAY'S RAID FOLLOW-VOWIPE
CIA SENATE COMPUTER SEARCHES-VO CASTAWAY'S RAID FOLLOW-SOTVO
MICROFSOFT EMAILS-VO OVERHAUL DOWNTOWN PARKING-VOWIPE
CLINTON BIN LADEN-SOTVO OCTAG OVERHAUL DOWNTOWN PARKING-SOTVO
FL WATERSLIDE COLLAPSES-TCMON VOWIPE CAPE BREWERIES-VOWIPE
FL FATAL HOUSE FIRE-TRX VOWIPE CAPE BREWERIES-SOTVO
FL FATAL HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO TEXTING & WALKING-VOWIPE
TAIWAN EXPLOSIONS-VO TEXTING & WALKING-SOTVO
WOMAN TRAPPED IN CAR FOR 8 DAYS-VOWIPE REVISED CONGRESSIONAL MAP-VOWIPE
WOMAN TRAPPED IN CAR FOR 8 DAYS-SOTVO REVISED CONGRESSIONAL MAP-SOTVO
SLENDERMAN STABBING LATEST-VO MILLAGE RATE-OC
NEEDLES FOUND IN MEAT-VOWIPE UNEMPLOYMENT RISES-VO
NEEDLES FOUND IN MEAT-SOTVO BABY COURTS-OTS VOWIPE
FSU MURDER MYSTERY-TCMON BABY COURTS-SOTVO
FSU MURDER MYSTERY-PKG FL PANTHERS-VO
FSU MURDER MYSTERY-OC TAG BROTHERHOOD RIDE-VOWIPE
FACEBOOK OUTAGE-VO BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SOTVO BNR
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FOUR------------ TEASE ONE
TZ4 A THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERAS-VO TZ1 A LOVE THAT DRESS-VOTOPS
TZ4 B WATER SHAMING APP-VO TZ1 B PARENTS LIVE LONGER-VOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
FLOODING AROUND HOUSTON-VOTOPS WEATHER-PWC
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
FORECAST-PHC LOVE THAT DRESS-VOWIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL LOVE THAT DRESS-SOTVO BNR
THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERAS-TCMON PARENTS OF GRADS LIVE LONGER-VOTOPS
THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERAS-PKG COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
OVERDRAFT FEES-VO TEASE TWO-POP
BORROWING LESS FOR COLLEGE-VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
WATER SHAMING APP-VOWIPE WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
WATER SHAMING APP-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
MOST HACKABLE CARS-VO TZ 7 1) CRIME VAN FOLO-SSTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 2) BODY FOUND-VOTOPS
TEASE FIVE------------ SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TZ5 A COYOTES CHASE MAN-VO HENKE BERG-POPMON
COYOTES CHASE MAN-BNC LANDON WEBER-VOTTOPS
COYOTES CHASE MAN-PKG BLAKE WHEELER-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP GIRLS GOLF-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ WINNER SOUND-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 1) CHARCO CRIME SCENE-SOTVOTOPS DUSTIN JOHNSON-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) CAPE BREWERIES-VOTOPS DUSTIN JOHNSON-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 3) LOVE THAT DRESS-VOTOPS MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON
CLOSE-2SHOT MIAMI DOLPHINS-VTOPS
TS BERTHA OPEN-CLIP MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL DWAYNE WADE-votops
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP DWAYNE WADE-sotops
CHARCO CRIME SCENE-SOTVOTOPS BNC FGCU AVE MARIA-VOTOPS
CHARCO CRIME SCENE-VOTOPS WIPE FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
CHARCO CRIME SCENE-SOTVO GOODBYE-4SHOT
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP  


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EBOLA PATIENST COMING TO US-SOTVOTOPS BNC


This is serious. It's a strange disease. Our people know nothing. There's no cure. There was denial. It's now turned into fear and panic

OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT -- FEAR AND PANIC IN LIBERIA -- AS THE THREAT OF EBOLA GROWS.

TWO AMERICAN MISSIONARIES WHO CONTRACTED THE DEADLY VIRUS IN LIBERIA -- ARE ON THEIR WAY TO THE U-S FOR TREATMENT.

BOTH WILL BE TREATED AT AN EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA.

A SPECIAL ISOLATION UNIT WAS BUILT AT THE HOSPITAL TO HOUSE THEM SO DOCTORS CAN TREAT THEM.

AS A-B-C'S MARCI GONZALEZ REPORTS -- SECURITY FORCES ARE GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR IN WEST AFRICA LOOKING FOR PEOPLE EXPOSED TO EBOLA. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA PATIENST COMING TO US-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE WORST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN HISTORY-

NOW SAID TO BE SPREADING FASTER THAN EFFORTS TO CONTAIN IT.

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS CALLING THE OUTBREAK - "OUT OF CONTROL."

THE DIRECTOR OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION MEETING WITH PRESIDENTS OF THE

IMPACTED COUNTRIES IN WEST AFRICA TODAY -

WARNING THEM: "If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences

can be catastrophic."

SOT - Dr Steve Monroe, CDC

"UNFORTUNATELY, THESE COUNTRIES DON'T HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO HANDLE THE

RESPONSE."

EXPERTS WITH THE CDC- NOW WORKING WITH OFFICIALS IN GUINEA, SIERRA LEONNE

AND LIBERIA - TO KEEP EBOLA FROM SPREADING.

AND HERE IN THE U-S- DOCTORS ARE ON ALERT.

Doc sot: We screen all people are high fevers and now we are asking, have

you been to west after have you--africa, have you been near that region?

THIS HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA IS NOW PREPARING TO TREAT THE FIRST EBOLA PATIENT

EVER IN THE U-S.

AMERICAN HEALTH-CARE WORKERS NANCY WRITEBOL AND DR. KENT BRANTLY - BOTH

GRAVELY SICK WITH THE VIRUS -

WILL BE FLOWN FROM LIBERIA, INDIVIDUALLY - ON A SPECIAL JET WITH AN AIR-

TIGHT ISOLATION TENT LIKE THIS.

AT LEAST ONE HEADING HERE TO EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.WHICH HAS A

SPECIALLY CONTAINED AREA FOR PATIENTS WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

Dr Bruce Ribner. - Professor Emory hospital - Infectious Diseases

MEANWHILE, ANOTHER AMERICAN WHO WAS TREATING EBOLA PATIENTS ALONGSIDE

BRANTLY AND WRITEBOL, IS BACK HOME IN TENNESSEE.

QUARANTINED IN HIS HOME AS A PRECAUTION.

jamieson

I'm feeling well now and I've had no fever or symptoms of illness since my

return

MARCI TAG:

THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC SAYS HE IS CONFIDENT EBOLA WILL NOT SPREAD HERE IN

THE U-S,

MG ABC NEWS NY

SUGGESTED ANCHOR TAG:

AND WHILE WE KNOW AT LEAST ONE EBOLA PATIENT IS HEADING TO EMORY HOSPITAL,

OFFICIALS STILL HAVEN'T ANNOUNCED WHERE THE OTHER INFECTED AMERICAN WILL BE

TREATED. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL HAMAS LATEST-TCMON VOWIPE


A 72-HOUR CEASE FIRE IN GAZA.

BARELY LASTED A FEW HOURS.

IT UNRAVELED TODAY --

AS VIOLENCE ERUPTED AROUND A TOWN IN SOUTHERN GAZA.

AT LEAST 40 PALESTINIANS WERE KILLED IN ISRAELI SHELLING.

AND ISRAEL SAYS TWO OF ITS SOLDIERS WERE KILLED TOO.

ISRAELI OFFICIALS ALSO FEAR ONE OF THEIR INFANTRY OFFICERS MAY HAVE BEEN CAPTURED. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL HAMAS LATEST-SOTVO


Now this morning our forces on the ground in Gaza were attacked and unfortunately they were attacked brutally with deadly force.

THE FIGHTING BROKE OUT LESS THAN TWO HOURS AFTER THE START OF A CEASE-FIRE THE U-S AND U-N ANNOUNCED.

HAMAS AND ISRAEL ARE ACCUSING EACH OTHER OF VIOLATING THE TRUCE. Return to index of stories...


CHOKEHOLD RULED HOMICIDE-VO


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM TONIGHT --

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS A A NEW YORK CITY MAN DIED IN A POLICE CHOKEHOLD.

SHE'S CALLING THIS A HOMICIDE.

THE M-E SAYS ERIC GARNER'S DEATH WAS CAUSED BY -- QUOTE -- "THE COMPRESSION OF HIS CHEST AND PRONE POSITIONING DURING PHYSICAL RESTRAINT BY POLICE."

SHE ADDS ASTHMA AND HEART DISEASE PLAYED A ROLE.

VIDEO OF GARNER'S CONFRONTATION WITH POLICE SPARKED OUTRAGE AND CALLS OF EXCESSIVE FORCE.

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLER SAYS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS MONITORING THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


CIA SENATE COMPUTER SEARCHES-VO


TONIGHT -- STARTLING NEWS FROM THE HEAD OF THE C-I-A.

DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN IS ADMITTING --

THE AGENCY IMPROPERLY SEARCHED COMPUTERS SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE STAFFERS USE.

THOSE WORKERS WERE PREPARING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONTROVERSIAL POST 9/11 C-I-A INTERROGATION AND DETENTION PROGRAM.

SENATOR MARK UDALL -- WHO SITS ON THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE -- HAS CALLED FOR BRENNAN TO RESIGN. Return to index of stories...


MICROFSOFT EMAILS-VO


TONIGHT - A RULING IN A POTENTIALLY LANDMARK CASE INVOLVING GOVERNMENT SNOOPING.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED IN FAVOR OF THE GOVERNMENT.

THE JUDGE RULED THAT YOUR EMAIL IS SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT SPYING -- EVEN IF IT'S STORED ON COMPUTER SERVERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

THE RULING STEMS FROM A CASE AGAINST MICROSOFT.

THE COMPANY DID NOT WANT TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANTS THAT DEMANDED CUSTOMER EMAILS STORED ON SERVERS IN IRELAND.

MICROSOFT SAID THE WARRANTS VIOLATED PRIVACY PROTECTIONS AND WERE VALID IN THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON BIN LADEN-SOTVO OCTAG


ALL NEW -

ABC7 HAS A STUNNING NEW RECORDING OF PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON SAYING HE COULD HAVE KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN.

THE RECORDING WAS MADE JUST HOURS BEFORE THE 9-11 ATTACKS.

CLINTON SAYS HE COULD HAVE KILLED BIN LADEN WHEN HE WAS IN OFFICE -- BUT HIS ADMINISTRATION CHOSE NOT TO BECAUSE OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN

LISTEN.

"I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him. And so I didn't do it."

PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS SPEAKING TO A SMALL GROUP IN AUSTRAILIA ON SEPTEMBER TENTH.

A NUMBER OF BOOKS -- ALONG WITH THE NINE-ELEVEN COMMISSION REPORT -- ACKNOWLEDGE THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERED A DECEMBER 19-98 STRIKE ON BIN LADEN. Return to index of stories...


FL WATERSLIDE COLLAPSES-TCMON VOWIPE


COVERING FLORIDA TONIGHT --

MORE THAN A DOZEN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE RECOVERING AFTER A WATERSLIDE COLLAPSED.

THE FLEMING ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL BAND WAS HOSTING A POOL PARTY AT A COMMUNITY POOL IN JACKSONVILLE.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY 10 TO 15 PEOPLE WERE ON THE SLIDE --

EVEN THOUGH A SIGN WARNS ONLY ONE PERSON SHOULD BE ON THE SLIDE AT ONE TIME.

PART OF THE SLIDE COLLAPSED INTO A RETENTION POND --

NEXT TO THE POOL.

MOST INJURIES WERE MINOR.

FIVE STUDENTS WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


FL FATAL HOUSE FIRE-TRX VOWIPE


IN MIAMI --

A DEADLY EXPLOSION KILLED ONE PERSON..

WITNESSES SAY THE HOUSE EXPLODED LAST NIGHT --

STARTING A FIRE.

FIVE PEOPLE WERE INSIDE.

ONLY FOUR MADE IT OUT. Return to index of stories...


FL FATAL HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO


Felicia DeJean, Neighbor: "I was sitting in the living room with my baby at

the time and there was just this huge explosion."

BUTT TO

Caitlin Wiggins, Neighbor: "Yeah, there was a woman screaming, who kept

screaming and screaming."

THE HOUSE IS A TOTAL LOSS.

INVESTIGATORS DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION --

BUT THEY DO CONSIDER IT SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


TAIWAN EXPLOSIONS-VO


MORE DEADLY EXPLOSIONS --

THIS TIME IN TAIWAN --

THEY'RE ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

YOU CAN SEE A SERIES OF BLASTS RIP THROUGH A CITY IN TAIWAN.

CARS AND PEOPLE WERE SENT FLYING INTO THE AIR.

THE EXPLOSIONS KILLED AT LEAST 25 PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 270.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS WERE LIKELY CAUSED BY GAS BUILDING UP IN THE CITY'S SEWERS. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN TRAPPED IN CAR FOR 8 DAYS-VOWIPE


TRAPPED IN A CAR FOR EIGHT DAYS.

TONIGHT - WE'RE SHARING ONE WOMAN'S AMAZING STORY OF SURVIVAL.

THE OKLAHOMA WOMAN WENT OUT TO RUN SOME ERRANDS MORE THAN A WEEK AGO.

AS SHE WAS DRIVING - SHE BECAME DISORIENTED AND CRASHED HER CAR INTO A RIVER BANK BELOW A HIGHWAY.

SHE WAS STUCK IN THE MUD AND TRAPPED IN HER CAR.

THE WOMAN USED PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS TO CATCH RAIN WATER TO DRINK.

THAT'S HOW SHE SURVIVED.

AFTER EIGHT DAYS A MAN OUT FISHING SAW HER AND CAME TO HER RESCUE. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN TRAPPED IN CAR FOR 8 DAYS-SOTVO


"I begged and I pleaded for someone to help me and no one would."

BUTT TO

"I could see the exit. I could see the road. I could see the trucks going by."

WHEN THE FISHERMAN CAME BY THE WOMAN WASN'T SURE HE WAS REAL.

SHE SAYS AFTER A COUPLE DAYS SHE STARTED TO HALLUCINATE.

SHE SAW HER CHILDREN AND MOVIE STARS. Return to index of stories...


SLENDERMAN STABBING LATEST-VO


TODAY --

A JUDGE DECIDED ONE OF THE TWO 12 YEAR OLDS ACCUSED OF STABBING A CLASSMATE --

IS NOT COMPETENT ENOUGH TO STAND TRIAL.

INSTEAD, A JUDGE IN WISCONSIN ORDERED THE GIRL TO GET TREATMENT.

THE TWO GIRLS ARE ACCUSED OF PLOTTING FOR MONTHS TO KILL THEIR FORMER FRIEND.

THE GIRLS WANTED TO WIN FAVOR WITH SLENDER MAN -- A CHARACTER IN ONLINE HORROR STORIES.

DOCUMENTS SAY THEY LURED THE VICTIM INTO A WOODED PARK FOLLOWING A SLEEPOVER --

AND STABBED HER 19 TIMES.

SHE SURVIVED AND IS STILL RECOVERING. Return to index of stories...


NEEDLES FOUND IN MEAT-VOWIPE


NEW AT 530 --

A DISTURBING STORY IN ILLINOIS.

A MAN THERE IS FACING PRISON TIME AND HEFTY FINES --

AFTER TAMPERING WITH PACKAGED MEAT AT A GROCERY STORE.

FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SAY SOMEONE FOUND NEEDLES IN PACKAGES OF HAMBURGERS, STEAKS AND A PORK CHOP.

ONE PERSON FOUND THE NEEDLE IN HER MOUTH WHILE EATING.

ANOTHER GOT STUCK IN THE HAND.

A THIRD FOUND SEVERAL IN THE MEAT. Return to index of stories...


NEEDLES FOUND IN MEAT-SOTVO


"I'm really shocked. I used to shop here and right now I'm gonna turn around. I'm not even gonna go in the store."

SOME INVESTIGATORS WORRY THERE COULD STILL BE OTHER PRODUCTS OUT THERE WITH NEEDLES IN THEM.

BUT OTHER AUTHORITIES THINK THIS WAS LIMITED TO JUST ONE STORE. Return to index of stories...


FSU MURDER MYSTERY-TCMON


MORE INFORMATION IS COMING OUT IN THE MURDER OF A FLORIDA STATE CRIMINAL LAW PROFESSOR.

INVESTIGATORS JUST RELEASED THE 9-1-1 CALL FROM A NEIGHBOR WHO FOUND DAN MARKEL IN HIS CAR.

MARKEL HAD BEEN SHOT AND WAS STILL ALIVE.

AND AS A-B-C'S MATT GUTMAN EXPLAINS -- THE RESPONSE TIME OF E-M-T'S MAY HAVE COST THE PROFESSOR HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


FSU MURDER MYSTERY-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE HARROWING MOMENTS AFTER FLORIDA STATE LAW PROFESSOR DAN

MARKEL WAS GUNNED DOWN IN HIS GARAGE.

911 Call

Caller The driver's side window was all bashed in and he's got blood all

over his head.

MARKEL, STILL BREATHING DURING THIS 911 TAPE RELEASED THURSDAY

911 Call

Caller He's still moving around so he's alive.

12 MINUTES LATER THE CALLER STILL URGING THE 911 DISPATCHER TO MOVE FASTER

911 Caller

Caller You need to send an ambulance in a hurry.

THE RESPONSE

911 Call

Operator The officer is going to be there first. not going to come

until we figure out what's going on, but they are on the way as well ok?

Caller: They better be if this guy's got a shot.living.

MARKEL WAS SHOT AS HE DROVE HIS CAR INTO HIS GARAGE ON JULY 18TH SOURCES

TELLING ABC NEWS THE KILLER FIRED A SINGLE BULLET THROUGH THE DRIVER'S

WINDOW - HITTING MARKEL JUST BENEATH THE JAWLINE. THE KILLER AND THE MOTIVE

STILL UNKNOWN.

BUT THAT CALLER NOTING HE HAPPENED UPON MARKEL'S CAR BECAUSE HE'D BEEN

WORRIED ABOUT AN UPTICK IN CRIME.

911 Call

Caller I've heard about break-ins in the area and so I decided to walk over

and take a look.

NOW WE LEARN 19 MINUTES PASSED BETWEEN THAT GOOD SAMARITAN'S CALL, AND THE

PARAMEDICS' ARRIVAL. MARKEL WOULD DIE 14 HOURS LATER IN THE HOSPITAL.

AND IN THAT 911 CALLYOU CAN HEAR THE CONFUSION.

911 Call

Operator: I'm changing the loca.

AND THEN,

911 Call

Operator: The police needs to go

THE MAN WHO RUNS TALLAHASSEE'S DISPATCH CENTER TELLS ABC NEWS THE OPERATOR

DIDN'T HEAR THE CALLER MENTION THE GUNSHOT WOUND AT FIRST

Timothy Lee on the onset of the call it was entered into the computer system

as a man down versus a gunshot wound.

ALL OF THAT CREATING A TOXIC BREW OF CONFUSION AND DELAY IN THE RESPONSE, AS

ONE EMS UNIT WAS REPLACED BY ANOTHER

Timothy Lee: 19 minutes is a long time. We are making changes in this review

to make sure that this atmosphere doesn't happen again, Return to index of stories...


FSU MURDER MYSTERY-OC TAG


MATT GUTMAN REPORTING.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL GETTING TIPS.

THERE'S A 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD.

THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THIS INVESTIGATION REMAINS ON A SILVER PRIUS SEEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SPEEDING AWAY FROM MARKEL'S HOUSE ON THE DAY OF THE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK OUTAGE-VO


REST EASY!

FACEBOOK IS BACK UP-AND-RUNNING TONIGHT --

AFTER AN OUTAGE EARLIER TODAY.

IF YOU TRIED TO LOG ON THIS MORNING --

A MESSAGE GREETED YOU SAYING "SORRY, SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

WE'RE WORKING ON GETTING THIS FIXED AS SOON AS WE CAN."

IT'S THE SECOND OUTAGE FOR FACEBOOK IN AS MANY MONTHS.

LAST TIME --

THEY RAN INTO AN ISSUE WHILE UPDATING THEIR SOFTWARE SYSTEMS.

THEY'RE NOT EXPLAINING TODAY'S MISHAPS OTHER THAN SAYING AN ISSUE AFFECTED ALL THEIR WEB SURFACES. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR------------


CAUGHT IN THE ACT.

A PERSON STEALING PACKAGES FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S FRONT PORCH.

WHERE THE VICTIM'S POSTED THIS VIDEO TO MAKE SURE THEY GET CAUGHT.

AND -

SHAMING YOUR NEIGHBORS.

THE NEW APP THAT LET'S YOU OUT YOUR NEIGHBORS WHEN THEY BREAK THE LAW.

HOW IT'S HELPING WITH DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN CALIFORNIA.

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


TZ4 A THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERAS-VO


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TZ4 B WATER SHAMING APP-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


Tracking rain chances and weekend forecast details

A few showers over the Gulf of Mexico may continue to scrape our coastal areas this morning, as the opportunity for rainfall comes ashore this afternoon.

With the progression of the seabreeze from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll stand the chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. After lunchtime, the greatest area of opportunity for rain and thunder will be along and east of the I-75 corridor.

This evening it's a possibility some storms may try to build back closer toward the US41 corridor and coastal regions.

Temperatures today are expected to top out at 92 degrees.

For the upcoming weekend, we will stand a good chance for seabreeze-induced showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening timeframes. Temps on both days should max out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados. The storm has max sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.

This storm is not expected to have a direct impact on our weather. The official forecast cone places Bertha moving toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola, then on the eastern Bahamas, before curling northward into the Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING AROUND HOUSTON-VOTOPS


IT WAS A ROUGH START TO THE MORNING RUSH IN THE HOUSTON AREA.

PARTS OF THE METRO AREA GOT HAMMERED WITH MORE THAN SIX INCHES OF RAIN OVERNIGHT.

THE RAIN IS STILL COMING DOWN IN SOME AREAS.

MANY LOCATIONS HAVE HIGH WATER ON THE ROAD -- AND SOME ROADS ARE CLOSED BECAUSE OF FLOODING. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


FORECAST-WXWALL


Tracking rain chances and weekend forecast details

A few showers over the Gulf of Mexico may continue to scrape our coastal areas this morning, as the opportunity for rainfall comes ashore this afternoon.

With the progression of the seabreeze from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll stand the chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. After lunchtime, the greatest area of opportunity for rain and thunder will be along and east of the I-75 corridor.

This evening it's a possibility some storms may try to build back closer toward the US41 corridor and coastal regions.

Temperatures today are expected to top out at 92 degrees.

For the upcoming weekend, we will stand a good chance for seabreeze-induced showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening timeframes. Temps on both days should max out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados. The storm has max sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.

This storm is not expected to have a direct impact on our weather. The official forecast cone places Bertha moving toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola, then on the eastern Bahamas, before curling northward into the Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERAS-TCMON


TALK ABOUT YOUR DUMB CRIMINALS!

A GUY ROBBED A FED-EX PACKAGE FROM SOMEBODY'S FRONT PORCH.

AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- SEVERAL CAMERAS IN FACT.

NOW -- THE HOMEOWNER HAS POSTED IT ON FACEBOOK -- AND IT'S GONE VIRAL --

BECAUE OF THE CROOK'S STUPID MOVE.

ABCS REENA NINAN EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERAS-PKG


SCRIPT:

Take a look at this video -- WATCH as THIS MAN --- IN BROAD DAYLIGHT ---

walks UP TO DAN DILLON'S INDIANAPOLIS PORCH and is caught on -- not one -

but *five* security cameras , RIPPING into THIS PACKAGE --- and walking away with $300

EARRINGS - but not before staring directly into this camera

GFX 1: DILLON, taking HIS FRUSTRATION TO FACEBOOK BEFORE GOING TO POLICE---

POSTING the VIDEOs - prominently showing the burglar's face, writing THIS

MESSAGE: ANY OF YOU INDY SOUTHSIDERS KNOW THIS GUY, MY WIFE WANTS HER

EARRINGS BACK:-/

Sot Dillon 2728 In cut package: Dan Dillon SOT 1: A

crime is a crime whether you think it's right or wrong, and

depending on your circumstances, but you just can't steal.

GFX: ALMOST 10 thousand PEOPLE SHARED HIS VIDEOs IN JUST 24 HOURS - LEADING

THE COPS directly to THIS SUSPECT ---BRANDON NELMS --- THE NEXT DAY.

DETECTIVE: IT WAS EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY VIDEO - WHICH LED TO THE ABILITY TO

IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT.

SOT: DILLON: IT'S JUST AMAZING WHAT THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAN DO,

BRINGING ALL THESE PEOPLE AROUND.

OR YOU CAN DO WHAT DILLON DID --- RELY ON AN ARMY OF FACEBOOK FRIENDS TO

CATCH THE SAME GUY your CAMERAS CAUGHT TOO. Return to index of stories...


OVERDRAFT FEES-VO


YOU MAY WANT TO RECONSIDER USING OVERDRAFT PROTECTION AT YOUR BANK OR CREDIT UNION --

EVEN THE SMALLEST DEBIT CARD PURCHASES ARE COSTING CUSTOMERS BIG FEES -- TO THE TUNE OF ABOUT 17 PERCENT.

THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU'S LATEST STUDY FOUND THAT MOST PURCHASES THAT TRIGGER OVERDRAFT PROTECTION -- ARE LESS THAN 24 DOLLARS.

THE FEES FOR USING THE SERVICE ARE USUALLY ABOUT 34 DOLLARS.

INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR OVERDRAFT PROTECTION -- CONSIDER KEEPING AN AMOUNT OF MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNT TO USE AS A BUFFER. Return to index of stories...


BORROWING LESS FOR COLLEGE-VO


COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE BORROWING LESS THESE DAYS -- AND INSTEAD -- PAYING TUITION ROOM AND BOARD OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO SALLIE MAE - WHICH SPECIALIZES IN EDUCATIONAL FINANCING.

IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR - 42-PERCENT OF COLLEGE COSTS WERE COVERED BY PARENTS, STUDENT INCOME OR SAVINGS.

SALLIE MAE'S REPORT ALSO SHOWS FAMILIES BORROWED 22-PERCENT OF COLLEGE COSTS THIS YEAR.

MANY PARENTS ARE CUTTING COSTS IN AREAS LIKE STUDENT HOUSING AND TEXTBOOKS. Return to index of stories...


WATER SHAMING APP-VOWIPE


RIGHT NOW -- CALIFORNIA'S SUFFERING FROM HOT TEMPERATURES AND EXTREME DROUGHT.

PEOPLE SHOULD BE CONSERVING WATER.

SO HOW DO YOU STOP THEM --

FROM WATERING LAWNS, WASHING CARS, OR JUST PLAIN WASTING H-2-O?

WELL, THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

IT'S CALLED VIZ-SAFE.

AND IT'S PART OF A NEW PHENOMEN KNOWN AS "DROUGHT SHAMING."

USERS CAN ANONYMOUSLY TAKE PICTURES OF THE WASTED WATER AND MAP THE LOCATION SO EVERYONE CAN SEE.

IN ADDITION TO MAPPING USERS -- THE APP ALSO PULLS REPORTS FROM TWITTER.

BUT ONE WATER DISTRICT MANAGER SAYS DROUGHT SHAMING HAS GONE TOO FAR. Return to index of stories...


WATER SHAMING APP-SOTVO


"A good neighbor will go to the neighbor, knock on the door and will say, 'hey did you know you have a leak on your sprinkler? Did you know your sprinkler's been running for the last hour? Do you know there is a state reg now?' But shaming each other, that's the wrong way to do it."

EITHER WAY --

THE APP IS GIVING 'CIVILIAN WATER COPS' A PLATFORM TO SHAME WATER WASTERS PUBLICLY. Return to index of stories...


MOST HACKABLE CARS-VO


WITH COMPUTERS CONTROLLING MORE AND MORE OF OUR CARS -- HACKERS ARE ON THE PROWL.

THERE ARE CERTAIN CARS THAT ARE EASY TO TAKE OVER.

A NEW REPORT RANKS THE 2014 JEEP CHEROKEE THE MOST HACKABLE CAR ON THE ROAD TODAY.

THE 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE AND 2014 TOYOTA PRIUS ALSO MADE THE LIST.

SECURITY RESEARCHERS ANALYZED THE TECHNICAL CONFIGURATIONS OF A NUMBER OF MODELS.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE -- BUILT-IN APPS AND BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY TO CONNECT A CAR TO SERVICES SUCH AS ONSTAR.

THE 2014 DODGE VIPER AND 2014 AUDI A-8 ARE THE LEAST HACKABLE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE FIVE------------


ABC7'S MUST-SEE VIDEO --

A PACK OF COYOTES *ATTACK*!

WHAT HAPPENED TO A MAN AND HIS DOG AND WHAT OFFICERS ARE DOING TO PROTECT A NEIGHBORHOOD TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A COYOTES CHASE MAN-VO


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COYOTES CHASE MAN-BNC


TONIGHT --

A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOOD IS WORRIED ABOUT A GANG --

BUT NOT LIKE YOU MIGHT PICTURE.

IT'S A GANG OR A PACK. OF COYOTES.

SOMETIMES A HALF DOZEN.

SOMETIMES AS MANY AS 15.

RUNNING THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD AND EVEN ATTACKING A MAN AND HIS DOG.

WE HAVE THE VIDEO TO PROVE IT. Return to index of stories...


COYOTES CHASE MAN-PKG


actually was woken up to screaming animal being killed.

A TERRIFYING NIGHT FOR BURBANK RESIDENT NICK MENDOZA -- WHO WOKE UP TO SEE THIS OUTSIDE HIS WINDOW.

Looked at cameras saw 7 or 8 coyotes running like horses.

HE SAYS WHEN HE WENT OUTSIDE THE COYOTES WERE EVERYWHERE.

That was scariest night.to hear animal dying difficult experience.

THAT WASN'T THE LAST TIME HE SAW THEM.

TWO NIGHTS AGO HE TOOK HIS 130 POUND DOG FOR A WALK AND SAYS HE RAN INTO A PACK OF AT LEAST 15!

I started making noises.nothing. stood their ground started advancing.thats when I really got nervous.

MENDOZA DIDN'T THINK HE WOULD BE ABLE TO GET HIS ELDERLY DOG HOME FAST ENOUGH -- BUT HE DID -- BARELY.

As soon as I put him away they caught up to me there were 5 of them.

HE WENT BACK OUTSIDE WITH A SHOVEL TO SCARE THEM AWAY -- BUT THEY DIDN'T GO FAR SO HE KEPT TRYING.

I kept throwing lemons they still didn't move.

HE FINALLY BROKE UP THE PACK WHEN HE DROVE DOWN THE STREET FLASHING HIS HIGH BEAMS.

They were hunting in a pack.that's scary that's when my heart started pounding.

BUT HE'S WORRIED THEY'LL BE BACK.

This is a new problem. usually what happens is you make yourself large.yell or scream. We aren't natural prey. sad.chased dog and human. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


"I got a call that said lock the doors and stay inside so I don't know what to do."

RESIDENTS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE LOCKING THEIR DOORS -- AFTER A HOME INVASION SENDS ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL.

COMING UP AT 6 -- WE'LL TELL YOU WHY NEIGHBORS AREN'T SURPRISED

PLUS -- DRINK UP!

CAPE CORAL'S TRYING TO CASH IN --

ON THE CRAFT BREWERY CRAZE!

YOU'LL SEE HOW --

NEXT AT 6.

AND -- LOOKING FOR AN OUTFIT FOR A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT -- WITHOUT PAYING A FORTUNE.

COMING UP AT 6 -- WE'LL TELL YOU HOW YOU CAN GET IT -- AND HELP A GREAT CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) CHARCO CRIME SCENE-SOTVOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) CAPE BREWERIES-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) LOVE THAT DRESS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


TS BERTHA OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Tracking rain chances and weekend forecast details

A few showers over the Gulf of Mexico may continue to scrape our coastal areas this morning, as the opportunity for rainfall comes ashore this afternoon.

With the progression of the seabreeze from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll stand the chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. After lunchtime, the greatest area of opportunity for rain and thunder will be along and east of the I-75 corridor.

This evening it's a possibility some storms may try to build back closer toward the US41 corridor and coastal regions.

Temperatures today are expected to top out at 92 degrees.

For the upcoming weekend, we will stand a good chance for seabreeze-induced showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening timeframes. Temps on both days should max out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados. The storm has max sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.

This storm is not expected to have a direct impact on our weather. The official forecast cone places Bertha moving toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola, then on the eastern Bahamas, before curling northward into the Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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CHARCO CRIME SCENE-SOTVOTOPS BNC


"Something went wrong and they came in and he got stabbed and that about it for now."

OUR BIG STORY AT 6 --

A ROBBERY NEARLY TURNED DEADLY FOR ONE MAN IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

GOOD EVENING - I'M JEFF BUTERA.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7 THIS FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CRIME SCENE-VOTOPS WIPE


THE ROBBERY HAPPENED AT AN R-V PARK RIGHT ALONG US-41 IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THE TARGET OF THE ROBBERY WAS HOME --

AND GOT STABBED IN THE BACK DURING THE HOME INVASION.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE R-V PARK'S A BIG PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CRIME SCENE-SOTVO


"I wouldn't live there because like I said there's cops there all the time, we've had incidents where we've had beer bottles thrown over our fence, drug paraphenalia thrown over our fence."

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL COLLECTING EVIDENCE AND INTERVIEWING WITNESSES.

NO ONE'S BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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COLLIER CRIME VAN FIRE-VOWIPE


ALSO DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SOMEONE INTENTIONALLY SET A CRIME SCENE VAN ON FIRE.

CHECK OUT THE BURN MARKS ON THE DRIVEWAY.

THE FIRE HAPPENED EARLY THIS MORNING IN THE ORANGE TREE COMMUNITY.

THE FIRE BURNED THE GRASS TOO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A BOTTLE FULL OF GAS STARTED THE FIRE.

THEN --

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND COLTON SMITH IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD RIDING ON HIS BIKE.

HE SMELLED LIKE FUEL AND THE DEPUTIES FOUND THE CAP TO THE BOTTLE.

SO TONIGHT --

SMITH'S CHARGED WITH ARSON. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CRIME VAN FIRE-SOTVO


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LEE COUNTY ROBBERY-SS VO


THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN JEWELRY AND CASH STOLEN.

TONIGHT - WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A VIOLENT AND EXPENSIVE HOME INVASION IN LEE COUNTY.

A COUPLE SAYS MEN WITH GUNS BROKE INTO THEIR HOUSE AND STOLE MORE THAN 22 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY.

THIS IS A PHOTO OF WHAT THE ITEMS LOOK LIKE.

THEY INCLUDE A GOLD BRACELET WITH GIRAFFE HAIR WOVEN INTO IT AND A GOLD CHOKER NECKLACE WITH ELEPHANT HAIR.

LAST WEEK DEPUTIES SAY THREE MEN WHO ONLY SPOKE SPANISH BROKE INTO THE HOUSE IN THE COLONY COMMUNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE ROBBERS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO PORN ARREST-SS


A PORT CHARLOTTE REGISTERED SEX-OFFENDER IS BACK IN JAIL TONIGHT -- CHARGED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DANIEL PALMER SENT PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGES TO UNDERCOVER AGENTS.

IN 2009 HE WAS CONVICTED FOR SIMILAR CHARGES.

A JUDGE SET HIS BOND AT 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LOCAL HOSPITALS-VOWIPE


U-S HOSPITALS ARE GEARING UP FOR THE WHAT-IF.

AN EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA HAS KILLED MORE THAN 700.

TWO AMERICAN MISSIONARIES INFECTED WITH THE VIRUS ARE HEADED BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.

THEY'LL BE TREATED IN AN ISOLATION UNIT AT EMORY UNIVERSITY IN ATLANTA.

THE C-D-C SAYS IT'S UNLIKELY THE U-S WILL SEE AN EBOLA OUTBREAK.

STILL ABC7 WANTED TO KNOW IF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOSPITALS COULD HANDLE THAT.

PHYSICIANS REGIONAL AND TWO OF THE BAYFRONT LOCATIONS TOLD US THEY WOULD FOLLOW C-D-C GUIDELINES.

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEMS SAYS IT'S ALSO PREPARED. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA LOCAL HOSPITALS-SOTVO


Stephen Streed, Lee Memorial Health Systems Epidemiologist "For the individual that has it it's very dangerous. For transmition likelihood much less dangerous if you know what you're dealing with in advance."

HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAVE TO WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR WHEN DEALING WITH INFECTED PATIENTS.

THERE ARE ISOLATION ROOMS.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE C-D-C AGAIN SAYS AMERICANS IN THE U-S SHOULD NOT WORRY. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAY'S RAID FOLLOW-VOWIPE


WE LEARNED TODAY --

STATE AGENTS RAIDED A NAPLES RESTAURANT --

BECAUSE THEY SAY IT WAS ILLEGALLY RUNNING AS A CASINO.

CASTAWAYS BACKWATER CAFE OWNER ALFRED RUSSILLO IS OUT OF JAIL TONIGHT --

ON 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

BUT HERE'S WHY HE WAS ARRESTED.

THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF ALCOHOL, BEVERAGES, AND TOBACCO CONFISCATED SIX ILLEGAL GAMBLING MACHINES FROM HIS RESTAURANT.

A-B-T AGENTS NOTICED THE MACHINES DURING AN INSPECTION IN FEBRUARY.

THEY RETURNED -- UNDERCOVER -- SEVERAL TIMES AND PLAYED THE MACHINES.

CUSTOMERS SAY THE MACHINES WERE IN PLAIN SIGHT.

THEY DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE ILLEGAL. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAY'S RAID FOLLOW-SOTVO


Jack Stroube / customer- 053947 I mean if a machine is there and you put your money in and you play it, you don't question where it came from. 5

Dale Romberg/ customer-503411 I've seen the machines I didn't realize that anything was against the law or anything like that. 6

A-B-C 7 HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET AHOLD OF RUSSILO.

A RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE SAYS THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING --

THEY DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE DOING ANYTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


OVERHAUL DOWNTOWN PARKING-VOWIPE


YOU MAY SOON BE DIGGING DEEPER INTO YOUR POCKETS --

TO PAY FOR PARKING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

CITY COUNCIL MAY TRIPLE HOURLY RATES FROM 25 TO 75 CENTS.

CITY LEADERS ARE ALSO MULLING OVER REDUCING THE NUMBER OF FREE SPACES.

THOSE ARE THE ZIP ZONES WHERE DRIVERS CAN PARK FOR FREE FOR NO MORE THAN TWO HOURS.

CITY LEADERS ARE HOPING TO GET DRIVERS TO USE THE PARKING GARAGES MORE OFTEN. Return to index of stories...


OVERHAUL DOWNTOWN PARKING-SOTVO


Ray Racila/ lawyer

"I have clients who are going to look to try to find a place in the

street, even if I tell them I'll validate their parking. They still

want to park close and so they'll park in the street if they can.

That's with everybody."

THE LONG TERM GOAL IS TO INCREASE PARKING REVENUES SO THEY CITY CAN BUY NEW "PAY-TO-PARK" MACHINES.

THEY WOULD REPLACE THE METERS -- AND ACCEPT CASH, CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS.

DON'T FORGET --

ALL SPACES ARE STILL FREE AT NIGHT AND ON WEEKENDS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREWERIES-VOWIPE


THE CRAFT BREWERY AND DISTILLERY BUSINESS HAS BEEN A BOOMING INDUSTRY NATIONWIDE-

NOW THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL WANTS IN ON THE ACTION.

TO DO THAT - THEY HAVE TO CHANGE CURRENT CITY LAW.

UNDER THE CITY'S CURRENT LAND USE REGULATIONS CRAFT BREWERIES -- DISTILLERIES AND WINERIES HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIAL EXEMPTION

THAT'S WHAT THE WICKED DOLPHIN HAS.

THE SUCCESS AND DEMAND OF THE LOCAL BREW IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY IT'S TIME TO BRING THE CITY INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREWERIES-SOTVO


00:04:26 "You want to put yourself into a position to you know grab some of that business and we're at a disadvantave by not having the zoning codes that allows of it." Dana Burnett, City of Cape Coral.

00:12:11 "We're considered a big family we all help each other out,

and it's nice to see it start coming to this area." Daniel Termini,

Wicked Dolphin

IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE ANYTHING IS BROUGHT BEFORE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER.

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT SOUTH CAPE CORAL WILL BE GROUND ZERO FOR MANY BREW BUSINESSES. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING & WALKING-VOWIPE


WE'VE PROBABLY ALL DONE IT - TEXTED WHILE ***WALKING.

A-B-C 7 FOUND OUT JUST HOW DANGEROUS IT CAN BE.

A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND STUDY BY THE SAFE KIDS ORGANIZATION SHOWS TEENS ARE MOST AT RISK OF GETTING HIT BY DRIVERS WHILE WALKING DISTRACTED.

RESEARCHERS STUDIED 34-THOUSAND TEENS.

OF THOSE -- ONE IN EVERY EIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOLERS WERE DISTRACTED BY TEXTING AND WALKING --

HIGH SCHOOLERS WERE WORSE -- WITH ONE IN EVERY FIVE.

A MAJORITY OF THE TEENS IN THE STUDY SAID THEY DIDN'T CONSIDER THEIR AGE GROUP AT RISK -- AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENS AGREE. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING & WALKING-SOTVO


Mackenzie Fraley, Fort Myers Highschool

:33:17 i always think that. Im not going to get hit, Im not going to

hit somebody, nothings going to happen to me. It could!

BUTT SOT

Jennifer Fraley, Fort Myers Mom

:39:43 I told Mackenzie the other day when she was walking to the

stores, always be aware of what's around you. if youre texting, youre

not.

THE STUDY ALSO SHOWS TEENS WERE DISTRACTED BY HEADPHONES AND GAMES.

SAFE KIDS SAYS BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR STARTS - WARN YOUR STUDENT OF THE DANGERS OF WALKING WHILE DISTRACTED. Return to index of stories...


REVISED CONGRESSIONAL MAP-VOWIPE


A JUDGE NOW WANTS FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO RE-DRAW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN JUST TWO WEEKS -- BEFORE THIS MONTH'S PRIMARY ELECTION.

THE JUDGE RULED LAST MONTH -- STATE LAWMAKERS ILLEGALLY MAPPED OUT THE DISTRICTS IN 20-12 TO FAVOR REPUBLICANS. Return to index of stories...


REVISED CONGRESSIONAL MAP-SOTVO


Sot: Jessica Lowe-Minor, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Florida

"The legislature has the ability, and quite frankly the responsibility, to draw constitutionally sound district maps. Now, they have a second bite at the apple, a second chance to do that, and we're looking forward to seeing the result."

THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND ELECTION SUPERVISORS MUST ALSO SUBMIT A PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION BY AUGUST 15TH Return to index of stories...


MILLAGE RATE-OC


LEE COUNTY TAX PAYERS CAN BREATH EASIER.

YOUR MILLAGE RATE *SHOULD* STAY THE SAME FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET MONDAY TO SET THE MAXIMUM MILLAGE RATE.

THOSE RATES WILL THEN BE SENT TO PROPERTY OWNERS IN LATE AUGUST.

COMMISSIONERS CAN DECREASE THIS RATE AFTER THE NOTICES ARE SENT OUT.

THEY CAN *NOT* RAISE IT.

THE RATE WILL BE FINALIZED AT PUBLIC BUDGET HEARINGS IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


UNEMPLOYMENT RISES-VO


AFTER JOB GROWTH WENT GANGBUSTERS IN JUNE -- HIRING SLOWED TO A LESS IMPRESSIVE PACE IN JULY.

WE HAVE THE NEW JOBS REPORT OUT THIS AUGUST FIRST.

THE U-S ECONOMY ADDED 209-THOUSAND JOBS IN JULY.

THAT'S DOWN FROM 298-THOUSAND IN JUNE.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ROSE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE FEBRUARY TO 6-POINT-2 PERCENT -- UP FROM 6-POINT-1 PERCENT IN JUNE. Return to index of stories...


BABY COURTS-OTS VOWIPE


NEW AT 6 -- THE STATE IS DEVELOPING A PROGRAM TO HELP CHILDREN WHO'VE BEEN THROGUH TRAUMATIC EVENTS.

FLORIDA IS WORKING ON SPECIALIZED "BABY COURTS" IN WHICH JUDGES - LAWYERS AND CASEWORKERS PUT THE NEEDS OF TRAUMATIZED INFANTS AND TODDLERS BEFORE ANY OTHERS.

90 PERCENT OF CHILDREN COMING INTO THE CHILD-WELFARE SYSTEM HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO TRAUMA --- WHICH CAN LEAD TO HEALTH PROBLEMS, CRIME AND ADDICTION.

EXPERTS SAY WHEN JUDGES FOCUS ON WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CHILD -- THEY CAN MAKE CHNAGES IN THE CHILD'S LIFE. Return to index of stories...


BABY COURTS-SOTVO


Sot: Mimi Graham, Director, FSU Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy

"We really believe, and the science substantiates, that baby courting can really transform these families so we can stop the whole intergenerational cycle."

CHILDREN IN POVERTY EXPERIENCE ALMOST DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF EARLY TRAUMAS.

GRAHAM SAYS THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN COMING INTO FLORIDA'S CHILD-WELFARE SYSTEM HAS RISEN BY 10-THOUSAND IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


FL PANTHERS-VO


FLORIDA PANTHERS ARE CLAWING BACK FROM NEAR-EXTINCTION.

BUT --

THAT'S CAUSING SOME PROBLEMS FOR RANCHERS NOW.

A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA FOUND PANTHERS ARE KILLING MORE LIVESTOCK.

IN THE PAST -- RANCHERS WERE ALLOWED TO SHOOT PANTHERS.

BUT NOW -- BECAUSE THEY'RE PROTECTED UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT -- THEY HAVE FEW OPTIONS TO PROTECT THEIR LIVESTOCK. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-VOWIPE


RIGHT NOW -- THREE DOZEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARE RIDING AROUND THE STATE HONORING DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

Sirens & Bikes

THE 350-MILE BROTHERHOOD BIKE RIDE KICKED OFF TODAY IN NORTH NAPLES.

THIS YEAR -- IT HITS CLOSE TO HOME.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON IS BEING REMEMBERED.

HE WAS KILLED LAST AUGUST RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

RIDERS CAME FROM ACROSS THE U-S AND AS FAR AWAY AS GERMANY.

THEY SAY IT'S THE LEAST THEY CAN DO. Return to index of stories...


BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SOTVO BNR


Lt. Scott Wilson/Rider from Golden Gate Fire Dept.

"When the time gets tough. ya know when we get the hills the wind the rain. ya know its looking in front of you and seeing the names of the guys on their backs there. to say that they did something tough so were out here to finish the ride here every time."

IF YOU'D LIKE TO DONATE TO THE RIDE OR TRACK THE PROGRESS ONLINE --

GO TO A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN.

THE RIDE ENDS IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


DRESS FOR SUCCESS -- FOR LESS.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET SOME GREAT DEALS ON DRESSES -- AND HELP OUT A WORTHY CAUSE

MOM AND DAD ALWAYS TOLD YOU TO GO TO COLLEGE -- GET A DEGREE -- AND YOU'LL WIND UP IN A GREAT CAREER.

BTU THEIR'S ANOTHER REASON THAT THEY MAY NOT HAVE TOLD YOU ABOUT.

WE'LL EXPLAIN COMING UP.

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


TZ1 A LOVE THAT DRESS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B PARENTS LIVE LONGER-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Tracking rain chances and weekend forecast details

A few showers over the Gulf of Mexico may continue to scrape our coastal areas this morning, as the opportunity for rainfall comes ashore this afternoon.

With the progression of the seabreeze from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll stand the chance for some showers or storms this afternoon. After lunchtime, the greatest area of opportunity for rain and thunder will be along and east of the I-75 corridor.

This evening it's a possibility some storms may try to build back closer toward the US41 corridor and coastal regions.

Temperatures today are expected to top out at 92 degrees.

For the upcoming weekend, we will stand a good chance for seabreeze-induced showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and early evening timeframes. Temps on both days should max out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados. The storm has max sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph.

This storm is not expected to have a direct impact on our weather. The official forecast cone places Bertha moving toward the northern side of the island of Hispanola, then on the eastern Bahamas, before curling northward into the Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-VOWIPE


CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS!

TICKETS FOR "LOVE THAT DRESS" WENT ON SALE TODAY.

THOUSANDS OF NEW AND GENTLY WORN DRESSES ARE UP FOR GRABS -- FOR EXTREMELY LOW PRICES.

ALL THE PROCEEDS GO TO THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS.

THE EVENT IS HOSTED *BY* WOMEN *FOR* WOMEN.

TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-SOTVO BNR


Meg Geltner, Pace Center for Girls

"By honoring that female spirit.it's our premiere event of the year. "

THE GOAL THIS YEAR IS RAISE 135-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE CENTER IS COLLECTING DRESSES RIGHT NOW.

FOR A LIST OF PLACES YOU CAN DROP OFF DRESSES AND TO BUY YOUR TICKET-- HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


PARENTS OF GRADS LIVE LONGER-VOTOPS


A NEW STUDY FROM THE PEW RESEARCH COMPANY SHOWS MOMS AND DADS WHOSE KIDS GRADUATE COLLEGE --

LIVE LONGER.

AN AVERAGE OF TWO YEARS LONGER IN FACT.

THE REASON?

SOCIOLOGISTS BELIEVE BETTER-EDUCATED CHILDREN MAY INFLUENCE THEIR PARENTS TO ADOPT HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


MIAMI HEAT GUARD DWYANE WADE TALKING ABOUT LOSING LEBRON JAMES-- HIS REACTION MAY SURPRISE YOU

PLUS WE HAD HIGH DRAMA AT THE FINAL ROUND OF THE HENKE-BERG GOLF TOURAMENT-- TWO-- CHAMPIONS CROWNED ON THE FINAL HOLE--- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ 7 1) CRIME VAN FOLO-SSTOPS


BACK BEHIND BARS --

IN A MATTER OF DAYS.

TONIGHT AT 7.

FIND OUT WHY A MAN ACCUSED OF ARSON TONIGHT --

WAS BOOKED IN JAIL LAST WEEK! Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) BODY FOUND-VOTOPS


PLUS --- A BODY FOUND IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

AT 7.

EXPERTS WORK TO IDENTIFY THE REMAINS.

COULD IT BE A TEEN --

MISSING SINCE MONDAY? Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-POPMON


THE HENKE BERG GOLF TOURNAMENT IS IN THE BOOKS. AND IF THE PLAYERS WEREN'T SICK OF LANDON WEBER BEFORE THIS WEEK. THEY MIGHT BE NOW. NOT ONLY DID HE WIN HERE LAST YEAR-- AND THE YEAR BEFORE THAT -- AND THE YEAR BEFORE THAT-- WEBER-- WAS WELL WAY TO WINNING HIS 4TH STRAIGHT HENKE BERG--- HEADING INTO THE FINAL ROUND--- TODAY Return to index of stories...


LANDON WEBER-VOTTOPS


BUT THINGS GOT INTERSTING---

WEBER AND MARTIN JENSEN WERE TIED WITH TWO HOLES TO PLAY IN THE BOYS 16-18 DIVISION.

. AFTER JENSEN BOGIED THE EIGHTH. WEBER WITH THE BIG PAR TO GO UP BY ONE.

THEN AFTER HITTING IT THROUGH SOME TREES ONTO THE GREEN AT NINE. WEBER MAKES ANOTHER PAR TO WIN BY ONE.

IT'S HIS FOURTH HENKE-BERG TITLE. Return to index of stories...


BLAKE WHEELER-VOTOPS


BLAKE WHEELER HAD THINGS A LITTLE EASIER IN THE BOYS 13-15 DIVISION.

WHEELER WAS ON TOP OF HIS GAME AGAIN. NICE CHIP AT THE SECOND. HE'D GET A PAR THERE.

THEN WHEELER. FINISHING THE JOB AT THE FINAL HOLE.

HE WINS BY ELEVEN STROKES AT THREE OVER PAR. Return to index of stories...


GIRLS GOLF-VOTOPS


ON THE GIRLS SIDE---

BRITTANY SHIN TRAILED SYDNEY SHRADER BY ONE--- WITH ONE TO PLAY

---- SHIN--- THE FORMER CHAMP. NOT READY TO CALL IT A DAY JUST YET. GETS THE BIRDIE ON 9. TO FORCE A THREE-HOLE PLAYOFF.

THEY WERE STILL TIED AFTER THAT. WENT TO A FOURTH PLAYOFF HOLE. AFTER HITTING THE FLAG STICK WITH HER APPROACH. SHRADER BIRDIES TO WIN. Return to index of stories...


WINNER SOUND-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JOHNSON-VOTOPS


ON THURSDAY -- PGA GOLFER -- DUSTIN JOHNSON SAID HE WAS TAKING A LEAVE OF ABSCENSE-- TO DEAL WITH A PERSONAL PROBLEM---

TODAY WE HAVE LEARNED-- THAT JOHNSON HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 6 MONTHS BY THE PGA-- FOR COCAINE USE---

JOHNSON FAILED 3 TEST IN HIS CAREER--- TWICE FOR COCAINE IN 2012 AND 2014----

THE SUSPENSION MEANS HE WILL MISS THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-- AND THE RYDER CUP AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JOHNSON-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON


THERE'S AN OLD ADDAGE IN PRESEASON FOOTBALL. WATCH ANYTHING YOU WANT. JUST NOT THE SCOREBOARD. IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. IN FACT. THE ONLY WINNERS IN THESE GAMES. ARE THE TEAMS THAT WALK AWAY HEALTHY. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VTOPS


THE FIRST NFL PRESEASON GAME OF THE SUMMER COMES YOU WAY THIS SUNDAY --- WHEN THE BILLS AND GIANTS MEET IN THE HALL OF FAME GAME---

THE DOLPHIN GET THINGS STARTED-- NEXT FRIDAY- WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO ATLANTA TO FACE THE FALCONS---

AND THE FINS SAY IT WILL BE NICE TO HIT SOMEONE ELSE FOR A CHANGE Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


DWAYNE WADE-votops


SICKING IN MIAMI---

HEAT GUARD DWAYNE WADE-- IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE FEW GUYS IN MIAMI -- THAT STILL LIKES LEBRON JAMES--

WADE-- WAS TALKING TODAY A HIS BASKETBALL CAMP IN HOLLYWOOD - FLORIDA-- AND SAYS HE SUPPORTS LEBRON'S DECISION TO RETURN HOME TO OHIO AND PLAY FOR THE CAVS--- Return to index of stories...


DWAYNE WADE-sotops


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FGCU AVE MARIA-VOTOPS


FGCU AND AVE MARIA WILL GET TOGETHER AGAIN ON THE BASKETBALL COURT THIS WINTERS---

THE GYRENES WILL TRAVEL TO ALICO ARENA JANUARY SECOND---

IT'S THE 4TH MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOOLS---

THE EAGLE MEN -- ARE CLOSE TO FILLING OUT THEIR SCHEDULE-- THEY NEED TO PICK UP 3 MORE GAMES Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


CANNONBALL-----

FINAL STOP-- SCOTLAND--- GRANT NEL OF AUSTRAILA ---- DID NOT EXACTLY NAIL THIS DIVE---

BUT I LOVE IT--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...