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DIRECTORS PAGE HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-SOTVO
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OTS
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS AUG 5TH LEE CO GARBAGE RATES-CG RVL
HL1) CAPE MURDER-VO-WIPE AUG 6TH SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-TRX, VOTOPS
HL2) LEE CO-VO-WIPE RED TIDE UPDATE-ONCAM, SS(2)
HL3) 711 ROBBERY-VO-WIPE TRAFFIC CLIP-CLIP
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP SMOKEHOUSE BRIDGE TRAFFIC ALERT-ONCAM, VO
GOOD MORNING-2SH-PUSH ESTERO BLVD TRAFFIC ALERT-WIPE, SSTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL LOVE THAT DRESS-ONCAM, VO
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP HARLEY FOR PACE-CGTOPS
CAPE MURDER ARREST-BNC, VO LIFE VESTS FOR KIDS-WIPE, VOTOPS, EANIBOXES
CAPE MURDER ARREST-SOTVO, BNC LIFE VESTS FOR KIDS-SOTVO
711 ROBBERY-ONCAM, VO NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
COMANCO DUI-ONCAM, SS CURRENT GAS PRICES-OTS, VO, CG
AGUILAR TRIAL TODAY-OTS, SS WALMART CYBER DEALS-OTS, VO
AMY YOUNG HEARING WEDNESDAY-TRX, SSTOPS, VO AUG 18TH SCHOOL BEGINS!-TRX, CGTOPS
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-T-ANIBOXES 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
1) manatees-VO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
2) para transit vans-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
3) burnt store road-VO TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
CORKSCREW FIRE MERGER-ONCAM, VOHFSC PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
ANIMAL HOSPITAL REOPENS-TRX, VOTOPS NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
FLORIDA REDISTRICTING-OTS, VO DIY: WHAT NOT TO DO-POP, CG, TAG
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO WX CODY-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-2 SHOT, BOXES
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-LIVE
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-VO
SGT. WILSON DEATH ANNIVERSARY-ONCAM, SS(2), VO ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-SOTVO
BROTHER HOOD RIDE-TRX, VOTOPS, TAG ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-LIVE
NFM FUNNEL CLOUD-VOTOPS NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP
WX CODY-CLIPTOPS TOURISM ANNOUNCEMENT-OTS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL SAME SEX MARRIAGE MEETING-VO
NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP YOUR VOTE CLIP-CLIP
EBOLA UPDATE-OTS, VO GOVERNORS RACE-VIDBOX
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP DEL MAR-ONCAM, VO
TOLEDO WATER LATEST-VO IN TC, FULL AIR SCARE-ONCAM, VO, TAG
TOLEDO WATER LATEST-SOTVO CHINA EARTHQUAKE-WIPE, VOTOPS
FIRE WATCH CLIP-CLIP LATEST IN GAZA-OTS
CA WILDFIRES-OTS, VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
CA WILDFIRES-SOTVO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
CA MUDSLIDE-TRX, VOTOPS, EANIBOXES TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL MICHAEL STRAHAN-TRX, VOTOPS
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS OBAMA'S BIRTHDAY-ONCAM, VO
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS-TRX, NATSVO
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS BEYONCE ON ELEVATOR DRAMA-OCNAM, SS
THE FIRE CHALLENGE-TRX, SOTVOTOPS BOX OFFICE NUMBERS-TRX, VOTOPS
THE FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 1) CAPE MURDER-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 2) AMY YOUNG-SSTOPS
HL1) HAMMOND STADIUM-VO-WIPE TS 3) 7 ELEVEN ROBBERY-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL2) WALMART CYBER DEALS-VO-WIPE TS 4) SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL3) DIY WHAT NOT TO DO-VO-WIPE TS 5) BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SSTOPS, VO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP TS 6) GAS PRICES-CGTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP END TIME
HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-ONCAM, NATSVO  


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) CAPE MURDER-VO-WIPE


A 13-YEAR OLD BOY IS ACCUSED OF MURDER.

A BODY OF A HOMELESS PERSON -

FOUND IN THE WOODS.

FIND OUT WHAT COULD BE HIS MOTIVE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) LEE CO-VO-WIPE


AND LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE BACK FROM A MONTH-LONG RECESS.

THIS MORNING WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THE HOT BUTTON ISSUES THEY EXPECT TO TACKLE THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


HL3) 711 ROBBERY-VO-WIPE


ONE SEVEN ELEVEN HAS BEEN ROBBED NOT ONCE BUT TWICE.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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GOOD MORNING-2SH-PUSH


HEAVY DOWNPOURS, LIGHTNING, AND WINDS THAT'S COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

GOOD MORNING I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

WE CAN EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION TODAY.

STORM WARN SEVEN METEORLOGIST CODY MURPHY IS TRACKING THE RAIN HEADING OUR WAY IN THE ABC 7 STORM WARN HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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CAPE MURDER ARREST-BNC, VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING--

A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY FROM CAPE CORAL IS FACING MURDER CHARGES THIS MORNING.

POLICE SAY HE STABBED A HOMELESS MAN TO DEATH OVER THE WEEKEND.

51 YEAR OLD THOMAS BERGSTROM WAS FOUND STABBED TO DEATH ON SATURDAY INSIDE THE MAKESHIFT SHELTER WHERE HE LIVED.

IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THE CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN CENTER AT PINE ISLAND ROAD AND SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

IT'S JUST A MILE AWAY FROM YOEL MUNOZ'S HOME.

NEIGHBORS OF THE MUNOZ FAMILY WERE SHOCKED BY THE NEWS. WHILE FRIENDS OF THE VICTIM SAY THEY BELIEVE MORE PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MURDER ARREST-SOTVO, BNC


Storm Sidock / Neighbor of Munoz Family 9:43:18 -- 9:43:27

"He would be playing basketball at times, you would see him riding his bicycle at times, and that -- just. as a normal child."

Anthony Cashdollar / Friend of Bergstrom 9:47:08 -- 9:47:14

"It had to have been more than just one kid. Because no 13-year-old kid is going to do this to a 51-year-old-man."

ABC-7 SPOKE TO THE PARENTS OF MUNOZ JUST HOURS AFTER HIS ARREST.

THEY STRONGLY BELIEVE THEIR SON IS INNOCENT. AND THAT THERE IS MORE THE STORY. THAT HAS YET TO COME OUT.

FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY SAY THE TEEN MAY HAVE BEEN LOOSELY AFFILIATED WITH A LOCAL GANG.

MUNOZ IS EXPECTED TO BE IN COURT LATER THIS MORNING FOR HIS FIRST APPEARANCE. Return to index of stories...


711 ROBBERY-ONCAM, VO


ROBBED AGAIN.

THE 7-11 ON CYPRESS LAKE AND MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS WAS HELD UP AT GUN POINT.

THAT MAKES THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE MASKED MAN WHO WALKED INTO THE STORE AND DEMANDED CASH.

ONCE THE SUSPECT GOT WHAT HE WANTED, HE TOOK OFF.

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


COMANCO DUI-ONCAM, SS


THE C-E-O OF A HIGH PROFILE ENVIRONMENTAL FIRM, IS LEARNING THE HARD WAY, NOT TO DRINK AND DRIVE.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A MINOR CRASH IN THE SHOPPING PLAZA ON THE CORNER OF IMMOKALEE ROAD AND U-S 41 LAST NIGHT.

THEY SAY TRACY JOHNSON CRASHED HIS VEHICLE INTO A HANDRAIL.

HE'S CHARGED WITH D-U-I.

JOHNSON IS THE C-E-O FOR THE COMANCO ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATION, ONE OF THE TOP 200 ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES IN THE NATION. Return to index of stories...


AGUILAR TRIAL TODAY-OTS, SS


THIS MORNING WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN A MURDER TRIAL WILL BEGIN IN MIAMI.

PEDRO BRAVO IS ACCUSED OF KIDNAPPING AND MURDERING HIS ROOMATE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA FRESHMAN CHRISTIAN AGUILAR, ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO.

AGUILAR WENT MISSING FOR 22 DAYS IN GAINESVILLE.

HIS BODY WAS LATER FOUND BY HUNTERS IN A WOODED AREA

JURY SELECTION BEGINS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG HEARING WEDNESDAY-TRX, SSTOPS, VO


WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AHEAD TO WEDNESDAY.

WHEN THERE WILL BE A COURT HEARING FOR THE NAPLES POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPTIAL AND IS ON MEDICAL LEAVE RECOVERING IN AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION.

HER LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS MONROIG DIED IN THE SHOOTING.

LAST WEEK, MONROIG'S EX-WIFE, FILED AN INJUCTION FOR PROTECTION AGAINST YOUNG.

COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THE HEARING HAS TO DO WITH THAT INJUCTION.

WE DON'T KNOW IF SGT YOUNG IS REQUIRED TO BE THERE.

MEANWHILE, THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT'S CLOSE TO WRAPPING UP ITS INVESTIGATION

AND WE SHOULD SOON KNOW WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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LEE COUNTY COMMISSION-T-ANIBOXES


THIS MORNING ON ABC-7 WE ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME OF THE HOT BUTTON ISSUES LEE COUNTY COMISSIONERS ARE EXPECTED TO TACKLE THIS WEEK.

FIRST UP - THE SEAWALL AT LEE COUNTY'S MANATEE PARK NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.

AT A COST OF NEARLY 140-THOUSAND TAX DOLLARS.

COUNTY STAFF SAYS THE BANK ALONG THE CANAL HAS ERODED BECAUSE OF STRONG CURRENTS AND MUST BE REPLACED TO PROTECT MANATEES SEEKING WARM WATER IN THE WINTER MONTHS.

THEN LEADERS WILL LOOK AT SPENDING NEARLY 700-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BUY EIGHT PARATRANSIT VANS.

THE VANS WILL REPLACE OLDER VEHICLES AND SERVE THE DISABLED.

FINALLY, THE COMMISSION WILL VOTE ON CONDEMNING FIVE PROPERTIES TO ALLOW FOR THE WIDENING OF BURNT STORE ROAD.

THE COUNTY WILL TRY NEGOTIATING WITH LAND OWNERS TO BUY THE PROPERTY - Return to index of stories...


1) manatees-VO


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2) para transit vans-VO


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3) burnt store road-VO


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CORKSCREW FIRE MERGER-ONCAM, VOHFSC


IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE FIRST PUBLIC MEETING WILL BE HELD TODAY TO TALK ABOUT A POSSIBLE MERGER BETWEEN THE NORTH NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE BIG CORKSCREW FIRE DEPARTMENT.

DEPARTMENT LEADERS SAY THEIR GOAL IS TO SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY.

THE HEARING STARTS AT SIX P-M AT THE COLLIER COUNTY LIBRARY HEADQUARTERS. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL HOSPITAL REOPENS-TRX, VOTOPS


THE EASTSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL IN FORT MYERS IS BACK OPEN AFTER AN ELECTRICAL FIRE FORCED IT TO CLOSE EARLIER THIS WEEK.

IT STARTED AROUND NOON ON WEDNESDAY.

ALL OF THE ANIMALS, STAFF AND CUSTOMERS GOT OUT SAFELY.

WORKERS SAY THERE'S STILL SOME CLEANING TO DO BUT THEY'RE GLAD TO BE UP AND RUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA REDISTRICTING-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING.

FLORIDA LEGISLATORS WILL RETURN TO THE STATE CAPITOL THIS WEEK TO ADOPT A NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP.

THEY'RE GOING TO HOLD A WEEK-LONG SPECIAL SESSION STARTING THURSDAY.

THIS COMES AFTER A RULING LAST WEEK.

A JUDGE IS ORDERING LEGISLATORS TO DRAW UP A NEW MAP BY THE 15TH.

AFTER HE DECLARED THE CURRENT DISTRICTS ILLEGAL.

ONCE A NEW MAP IS DRAWN HE'LL THEN CONSIDER WHETHER TO ORDER A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


HAPPY MONDAY

TIME TO GET UP AND AT EM'

AND SOME GOOD NEWS.

IF YOU WANT STRONG ABS.

YOU CAN SKIP THE CRUNCHES

THIS COMING FROM HUFFINGTON POST.

THEY'RE NOT THE GREATEST WAY TO GET A SIX PACK

THIS IS. PLANKING

AND THERE'S LOTS OF WAYS YOU CAN DO IT.

FOREARM PLANK

ONE LEG LIFT PLANK

PLANK WITH HIP DROP

THE UP AND DOWN PLANK

AND THE ELBOW TO KNEE PLANK.

NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS! Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


RISE N' SHINE

TIME TO GET GOING ON A MONDAY

AND IF YOU WANT TO BEAT THE GYM.

START WALKING.EXPERTS SAY ITS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO START LOSING WEIGHT

THIS COMING FROM NATURALYN.COM

THEY PICK WALKING B/C YOU DON'T NEED ANYTHING BUT A PAIR OF SHOES AND ANYONE CAN DO IT. STRIVE FOR AN HOUR AND YOU'LL BURN UP TO 350 CALORIES

A KETTLE BELL WORKOUT.RUNNING, ZUMBA, AND swimming ROUND OUT YOUR TOP FIVE BEST WORKOUTS FOR BURNING CALORIES AND BUIDLING MUSCLE. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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SGT. WILSON DEATH ANNIVERSARY-ONCAM, SS(2), VO


TUESDAY WILL MARK ONE YEAR SINCE CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY MICHAEL WILSON WAS SHOT TO DEATH.

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

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS MAN -- JAY VANKO -- AMBUSHED WILSON OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT.

VANKO'S SON CALLED 911 AND TOLD THE OPERATOR HIS DAD HIT HIS MOM.

THE SITUATION ESCALATED WHEN *VANKO LEARNED HIS SON CALLED THE COPS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE VANKO SHOT SGT. WILSON, THEN KILLED HIMSELF.

SGT. WILSON LEFT BEHIND THREE CHILDREN AND HIS WIFE. Return to index of stories...


BROTHER HOOD RIDE-TRX, VOTOPS, TAG


THIS WEEKEND THREE DOZEN FIRST RESPONDERS RODE AROUND OUR GREAT STATE TO HONOR DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY -- INCLUDING SGT. WILSON.

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

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

THEY SAY IT'S THE LEAST THEY CAN DO FOR THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES.

THE RIDE WRAPS UP TODAY IN PORT CHARLOTTE. Return to index of stories...


NFM FUNNEL CLOUD-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

WE HAD SOME PRETTY WILD WEATHER OVER THE WEEKEND.

THESE PICTURES ARE FROM CAPE CORAL AND NORTH FORT MYERS.

IT'S A FUNNEL CLOUD FORMING IN THE SKY.

AND IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO HAVE TOUCHED THE GROUND.

STILL - IT GAVE NEIGHBORS A PRETTY GOOD SHOW. Return to index of stories...


WX CODY-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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EBOLA UPDATE-OTS, VO


AN AMERICAN INFECTED WITH THE EBOLA VIRUS IS EXPECTED BACK IN THE U-S ON TUESDAY.

THE JET LEFT FROM GEORGIA HEADED FOR LIBERIA TO PICK UP NANCY WRITEBOL.

SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE VIRUS WHILE DOING MISSIONARY WORK.

THE JET IS A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED AIR AMBULANCE-

EQUIPPED WITH AN ISOLATION UNIT.

WRITEBOL WILL JOIN COLLEAGUE DR. KENT BRANTLY IN THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT AT ATLANTA'S EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS SAY BRANTLY SEEMS TO BE IMPROVING. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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TOLEDO WATER LATEST-VO IN TC, FULL


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

400 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN TOLEDO, OHIO ARE GOING INTO THEIR THIRD DAY WITHOUT WATER.

IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF HIGH TOXIN LEVELS IN THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY.

EXPERTS SAY ALGAE IS SEEPING INTO INTAKE PIPES THAT ARE LOCATED UNDER LAKE ERIE.

THE LATEST TEST SHOWED TOXIN LEVELS ARE DROPPING, BUT TAP WATER STILL ISN'T SAFE TO DRINK. Return to index of stories...


TOLEDO WATER LATEST-SOTVO


MOS

"It's been awful, it's been horrible."

BUTTED TO

SOT Suzette Moore

"Brushing teeth, we use one bottle, everybody sharing."

RESTAURANTS AND SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED.

FOR NOW THE NATIONAL GUARD IS SHIPPING WATER IN. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WATCH CLIP-CLIP


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CA WILDFIRES-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING ABC-7 IS MONITORING MAJOR WILDFIRES BURING IN NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE BLAZES ARE GROWING.

THERE ARE 14 BURNING IN THE STATE.

GOVERNOR EDMUND BROWN HAS ORDERED TWO SPECIALIZED AIRCRAFT AND CREWS.

FROM THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO ASSIST DURING THESE EXTREME DROUGHT CONDITIONS

RIGHT NOW.TWO OF THE 14 FIRES HAVE EXPANDED INTO PRIVATE PROPERTY.SCORCHING AT LEAST 90 SQUARE MILES. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDFIRES-SOTVO


The fire is moving through those heavy fuels, it's about a quarter mile an hour, which in those fuel types is pretty fast

THE DAY FIRE. WHICH IS BURNING NORTHEAST FROM FALL RIVER MILLS. NEAR THE

COMMUNITY OF DAY.HAS NOW REACHED 12-THOUSAND 850 ACRES AND IS 25 PERCENT CONTAINED. Return to index of stories...


CA MUDSLIDE-TRX, VOTOPS, EANIBOXES


SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE IN CALIFORNIA.

RIGHT NOW THUNDERSTORMS ARE BEING BLAMED FOR ONE DEATH THIS MORNING.

CAUSING MUDSLIDES THAT HAVE NOW STRANDED MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THE STORMS BROUGHT FLASH FLOODS LEADING TO A FEW RESCUES.

A GROUP OF 500 ADULTS AND CHILDREN ARE STRANDED IN THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTIAINS.

CREWS ARE TRYING TO CLEAR THE ROADS WITH BULLDOZERS TO REACH THEM.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE ALL SAFE AND NOT IMPACTED BY FLOODING. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


THERE'S A NEW MAP OUT. SHOWING WHO IS THE RICHEST PERSON IN YOUR STATE.

TAKE A GUESS ABOUT FLORIDA.

IT'S MICKY ARISON. THE MIAMI HEAT OWNER, AND FORMER CEO OF CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES.

COMING IN AT SIX AND A HALF BILLION DOLLARS.

WASHINGTON STATE? BILL GATES, 76 BILLION.

NEBRASKA? WARREN BUFFET, 58 BILLION.

THE LOWEST NET WORTH TO MAKE THE LIST? ALASKA, A CEO OF A FINANCIAL COMPANY WORTH 700 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


THE SAYING GOES NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.

CASE IN POINT?

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF A BEAR AND A BIRD.

THE CROW IS STUCK IN THE WATER.

THE BEAR COMES OVER. AND PICKS UP THE CROW GENTLY IN ITS MOUTH.

AND SETS IT DOWN ON THE GROUND.

THE CROW HAS NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON.

BUT THE BIRD IS JUST FINE.

THE BEAR GOES OVER AND FINISHES HIS APPLES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


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AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


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STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. 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


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THE FIRE CHALLENGE-TRX, SOTVOTOPS


valencia- i couldn't even see could only see flames you can't see nothing

A 16 YEAR OLD IS TRYING TO SHOW THE CONSEQUENCES OF A NEW TREND AMONG TEENS.

IT'S CALLED THE FIRE CHALLENGE.

IT'S WHEN PEOPLE LITERALLY SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE.RECORD IT.AND POST IT ONLINE.

16 YEAR OLD FERNANDO VALENICA SAYS IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE DUMBEST DECISION HE HAS EVER MADE.

HE USED POLISH REMOVER TO SET THE FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


THE FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO


THE TEEN NOW HAS 2ND AND 3RD DEGREE BURNS. FROM HIS NECK. ALL THE WAY TO HIS WAIST.

FERNANDO SAYS HE HAS DEFINITELY LEARNED HIS LESSON.AND HOPES OTHERS WILL LEARN FROM HIS MISTAKE. 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) HAMMOND STADIUM-VO-WIPE


STRAIGHT AHEAD ON ABC-7.

MIRACLE FANS WERE FILING INTO HAMMOND STADIUM

.

NOW IT'S BUSTLING WITH CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

UP NEXT. WE TELL THE NEW RENOVATIONS COMING TO THE SPORTS COMPLEX. Return to index of stories...


HL2) WALMART CYBER DEALS-VO-WIPE


THE TAX FREE HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAY BE OVER.

BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME WAYS YOU CAN SAVE ON BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW NEXT. Return to index of stories...


HL3) DIY WHAT NOT TO DO-VO-WIPE


AND DOING IT YOURSELF. MAY SEEM LIKE THE EASIER, AND CHEAPEST WAY TO DO THINGS.

BUT BEWARE. SOME TASKS SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE PROFESSIONALS.

UP NEXT. THE TOP THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO YOURSELF! Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-ONCAM, NATSVO


THE NEXT TIME YOU WATCH THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE PLAY BASEBALL IT WON'T BE AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THEY ARE LEAVING THEIR HOME FIELD WHILE CREWS FINISH A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION.

Construction nats

HAMMOND STADIUM IS GETTING SOME ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS.

NEXT SEASON, YOU WILL SEE EXPANDED CONCOURSES, NEW SKY BOXES, IMPROVED CONCESSION STANDS AND RENOVATED RESTROOMS, AND THE BENCHES ARE BEING TAKEN OUT AND REPLACED WITH BOX SEATS.

WHILE THE IMPROVEMENTS BENEFIT THE MINNESOTA TWINS SPRING TRAINING FACILITY, THE LOCAL FORT MYERS MIRACLE.HOPE IT WILL BRING MORE VISITORS TO THEIR GAMES. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM RENOVATIONS-SOTVO


Andrew Seymour, GM of the Miracle

03:12:20 "Definitely baseball is a lure in this market. Certainly

people will want to make the pilgrimage, it's new and we're hoping the

people will want to come here as I said and check it out one time and

our job again is to provide them a good time and hopefully they'll

come back again." 01:12:33

THIS RENOVATION IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY OF NEXT YEAR.

IN THE MEAN TIME THE MIRACLE WILL HOST THEIR HOME GAMES AT JETBLUE PARK. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO MILLAGE RATE-OTS


THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT RAISE THE MILLAGE RATE --

THAT'S THE AMOUNT YOU PAY IN PROPERTY TAXES.

THE COUNTY MANAGER RECOMMENDS THE RATE STAY THE SAME FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THE NOTICES WILL BE SENT TO PROPERTY OWNERS AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE FINAL RATE WILL BE DECIDED IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


AUG 5TH LEE CO GARBAGE RATES-CG RVL


LEE COUNTY MAY START CHARGING MORE TO PICK UP YOUR TRASH.

THE SOLID WASTE DIVISION FACES A 6 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS ASKED LEE COUNTY TO HIKE THE COST BY 4 DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD.

COMMISSIONERS DEFERRED THEIR VOTE TO ANOTHER PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH AT 9-30.

CARRY-OVER AGENDA

Establishes Solid Waste Rates for FY 2015; determines avg. annual residential incr. of up to $4.31:

Establishes the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Programs Special Assessments and Fees for FY 2015. Lee County Ordinances Nos. 11-27 and 95-20, as amended, require that the annual Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Special Assessments, rates and fees be adopted before August 15th of each year. To meet this requirement, the Board establishes the rates, assessments, and fees, and directs the special assessments to be placed onto the Lee county tax bill for 2014. This action complies with the requirements of Lee County Ordinance Nos. 11-27 and 95-20, as amended and establishes the annual special assessments, rates and fees by Resolution for the Mandatory Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Program for FY 14-15. Rates and fees are determined after establishing the Solid Waste System's estimated annual financial requirements based on expenses, revenue, debt service, and bond covenants.

upporting Materials

Conduct a Public Hearing and approve a Resolution to establish the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Program Special Assessments, rates, and other solid waste charges for tax year 2014. Approve a Resolution; setting the annual special assessments and fees for the 2014 tax year. Note, Alternate 1 and Alternate 2 are shown below in the 'Background' section. Direct the special assessments to be placed onto the Lee County tax bill for collection by the Lee County Tax Collector per Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, for FY 15 and each year thereafter by the terms of the Resolution. Return to index of stories...


AUG 6TH SPINY LOBSTER SEASON-TRX, VOTOPS


SPINY LOBSTER SEASON BEGINS THIS WEEK..

IT STARTS ON AUGUST 6TH AND WILL RUN THROUGH MARCH 31ST.

THE BAG LIMIT IS 12 PER PERSON IN FLORIDA.

AND THE CRUSTACEAN HAS TO BE 3 INCHES LONG BEFORE YOU TAKE OUT OF THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE UPDATE-ONCAM, SS(2)


THIS WEEK WE ARE HOPING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ONE OF THE LARGEST RED TIDE BLOOM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

THE ALGAE BLOOM IS 80 MILES LONG AND 50 MILES WIDE LOCATED JUST NORTH OF TAMPA.

RED TIDE KILLS FISH AND CAUSES BREATHING PROBLEMS FOR HUMANS.

RESEARCHERS WITH MOTE MARINE IN SARASOTA SAY THEY'RE REVIEWING WATER SAMPLES FROM THURSDAY.

THESE ARE PICTURES FROM THEIR TRIP.

RESEARCHERS ON SANIBEL TELL US THEY HAVE NOT DETECTED ANY RED TIDE ALONG THS SHORELINE YET. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC CLIP-CLIP


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SMOKEHOUSE BRIDGE TRAFFIC ALERT-ONCAM, VO


IF YOU LIVE ON MARCO ISLAND, A HEADS UP.

CREWS WILL START WORKING ON THE SMOKEHOUSE BAY BRIDGE PROJECT THIS WEEK.

IT'S ON COLLIER BOULEVARD NEAR THE TOWN CENTER MALL.

STARTING THIS MORNING, THERE WILL BE LANE CLOSURES ON THE BRIDGE --

TRAFFIC DETOURS WILL BE POSTED.

THE BRIDGE WILL EVENTUALLY BE REPLACED.

CONSTRUCTION IS SCHEDULED TO WRAP UP A YEAR FROM NOW.

AN 8 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT IS SET TO BEGIN ON MARCO ISLAND THIS FALL.

THE SMOKEHOUSE BAY BRIDGE IS BEING REPLACED.

IT'S ON COLLIER BOULEVARD NEAR THE TOWN CENTER MALL.

DURING CONSTRUCTION, TRAFFIC WILL BE DOWN TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION THROUGH SEASON.

THE NEW BRIGDE WILL STILL HAVE TWO LANES IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

BUT IT WILL HAVE A BIGGER SIDEWALK FOR PEDESTRIANS AND BIKERS.

CONSTRUCTION STARTS IN SEPTEMBER.

IT'S SCHEDULED TO WRAP UP A YEAR FROM NOW. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BLVD TRAFFIC ALERT-WIPE, SSTOPS


AND YOU'RE GOING TO FIND SOME CONSTRUCTION WORK ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS WEEK.

CREWS WILL BE WORKING UNDER BIG CARLOS PASS AT ESTERO BOULEVARD.

THEY'LL BE MOVING NEW EQUIPMENT IN. TO WORK ON THE PIPES --

SO EXPECT SOME TRAFFIC DELAYS.

THE PROJECT SHOULD WRAP UP AUGUST 19TH. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-ONCAM, VO


IF YOU ENJOY FASHION, TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR A GREAT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA EVENT.

IT'S LOVE THAT DRESS!

THERE ARE 2 EVENTS THIS MONTH.

ONE IN FORT MYERS, ONE IN NAPLES.

THOUSANDS OF NEW AND GENTLY WORN DRESSES, SHOES, AND JEWELRY WILL BE SOLD AT A GREAT PRICES.

ALL THE PROCEEDS GO TO THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

TICKETS ARE 30 DOLLARS.

THE CENTER IS COLLECTING DRESSES RIGHT NOW.

FOR A LIST OF PLACES YOU CAN DROP OFF DRESSES AND TO BUY YOUR TICKET --

GO TO OUR WEBSITE, ABC DASH 7 DOT COM Return to index of stories...


HARLEY FOR PACE-CGTOPS


FORT MYERS HARLEY DAVIDSON IS ALSO JOINING IN.

ON AUGUST 7TH THEY WILL HOST A PARTY WHERE YOU CAN DONATE NEW OR USED DRESSES.

THINGS KICK OFF A 5:30 AND WILL LAST UNTIL 8. Return to index of stories...


LIFE VESTS FOR KIDS-WIPE, VOTOPS, EANIBOXES


ALL PARENTS FEAR THIS.A CHILD DROWNING.

FLORIDA LEADS THE NATION IN DROWNING DEATHS FOR KIDS ZERO TO FOURTEEN.

LAST YEAR THREE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FOUR DROWNED IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S A SOBERING STATISTIC THAT MADE THE SAFE AND HEALTHY CHILDREN'S COALITION OF COLLIER COUNTY, SNAP INTO ACTION

THE ORGANIZATION STARTED THE LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM. THERE ARE NOW EIGHT STANDS AROUND COLLIER COUNTY WHERE PARENTS CAN BORROW LIFE JACKETS FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


LIFE VESTS FOR KIDS-SOTVO


SOT--

Carla Shaw, Mother

03:38:48 "Something like this is wonderful for my family I have two that have been on swim team and then a new swimmer and one that does not know how to swim yet." 03:38:8

FOR MORE ON THE PROGRAM AND LIFE JACKET LOCATIONS, JUST GO TO A-B-C DASH SEVEN DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


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CURRENT GAS PRICES-OTS, VO, CG


GOOD NEWS AS YOU HEAD TO THE PUMP THIS MORNING.

GAS PRICES ARE AT THEIR LOWEST AVERAGE SINCE 2010.

THE AVERAGE PRICE OF REGULAR GAS HAS DROPPED 15 CENTS SINCE THE FORTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.

FROM 3.66 A GALLON TO 3.51 A GALLON.

MOST OIL MARKETS HAVE RETURNED TO PRICE LEVELS SEEN.

BEFORE. WORRIES ABOUT RUSSIAN AND IRAQI SUPPLY DOMINATED HEADLINES IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

RIGHT NOW GAS IN FLORIDA STAND AT.3.40

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WALMART CYBER DEALS-OTS, VO


IF YOU MISSED OUT ON "BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING" THIS TAX FREE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.DON'T WORRY.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME.

TODAY.

WALMART IS BRINGING BACK ITS POPULAR BACK TO SCHOOL CYBER MONDAY DEALS.

YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO SAVE BIG ON MORE THAN 400 ITEMS.

FROM DORM DEOCRATIONS. SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, BACK PACKS, CLOTHES AND SUPPLIES.

THE DEALS BRING AN AVERAGE SAVINGS OF 35 PERCENT TO 60 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


AUG 18TH SCHOOL BEGINS!-TRX, CGTOPS


AND JUST A REMINDER

ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, START ON MONDAY AUGUST 18TH. JUST TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A TRUE LOVE STORY

THIS IS GOING VIRAL.

SO SAD. BUT SO SWEET

A COUPLE MARRIED 62 YEARS.

DIES JUST 4 HOURS APART.

REFUSING TO LEAVE THE OTHER'S SIDE

PASSED AWAY 4 HOURS APART

DON AND MAXINE SIMPSON OF BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA MET IN A BOWLING ALLEY

AND WERE INSEPERABLE EVER SINCE

RAISED 2 BOYS,

TRAVELED THE WORLD AND THEN STARTED GIVING BACK AND VOLUNTEERING

DON BROKE HIS HIP.

MAXINE HAD CANCER.

THEY SPENT THEIR FINAL HOURS SMILING AND HOLDING HANDS. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A TRUE LOVE STORY

THIS IS GOING VIRAL.

SO SAD. BUT SO SWEET

A COUPLE MARRIED 62 YEARS.

DIES JUST 4 HOURS APART.

REFUSING TO LEAVE THE OTHER'S SIDE

PASSED AWAY 4 HOURS APART

DON AND MAXINE SIMPSON OF BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA MET IN A BOWLING ALLEY

AND WERE INSEPERABLE EVER SINCE

RAISED 2 BOYS,

TRAVELED THE WORLD AND THEN STARTED GIVING BACK AND VOLUNTEERING

DON BROKE HIS HIP.

MAXINE HAD CANCER.

THEY SPENT THEIR FINAL HOURS SMILING AND HOLDING HANDS. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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DIY: WHAT NOT TO DO-POP, CG, TAG


THE DO IT YOURSELF THEME HAS BECOME A NEW TREND THESE DAYS.

WHETHER IT'S A HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT OR THRIFTING.

DOING IT YOURSELF MAY BE A GENIUS IDEA IN MANY SITUATIONS.

BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE SHOULD JUST LEAVE TO THE PROFESSIONALS.

NUMBER ONE PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL WORK.

JUST A REMINDER ELECTRICAL INJURIES CAUSE A THOUSAND DEATHS ANNUALY.

UNLESS YOU'RE TRAINED. IT'S BEST TO JUSCT CALL AN ELECTRICIAN.

TWO. LEGAL MATTERS.

LAWYERS MAY COST A FORTUNE.

BUT TAKING LEGAL MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS CAN BE CATASTROPHIC. IF YOU END UP WITH AN UNENFORCEABLE CONTRACT.

THREE. DANGEROUS HOME IMPROVEMENTS.

FOR EXAMPLE. ROOFING. ITS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN THE U-S.

PLUS ITS ACTUALLY CHEAPER TO PAY SOMEONE THAN BUYING THE SUPPLIES YOURSELF.

LASTLY HAIR CUTS AND STYLING!

SOME PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY CUT THEIR OWN HAIR WELL. LIKE THE BASICS. FOR A SINGLE LENGTH, BLUNT CUT OR TRIM.

BUT ADVANCED CUTS LIKE LAYERS, EXTENSIONS, AND PERMS.

ITS PROBABLY BEST TO LEAVE THOSE STYELS TO THE PROFESSIONALS.

Painting a small room, putting together a desk, self-installing a cable box or modem, for instance, are all projects where doing it on your own is the wise choice in most cases. Most people don't want to pay someone $100 for something they can do themselves, with minimal equipment costs, in a matter of a few hours.

On the other hand, there's also those tasks and projects that may seem like a good idea to take on yourself, but when you add in all of the costs for materials and supplies, your time, and also, the potential for you to hurt yourself or damage other items in the process, it's better to just pay someone else to complete the task. Here are a few of these projects.

1. Plumbing and electrical work

Buzz is usually not a sound you want to hear coming out of your electrical outlets. But hey, it happens and if you're in that boat, it's best to call an electrician. Electrical injuries cause 1,000 deaths annually and on top of that, another 3,000 admissions to burn centers are related to electrical injuries. Unless you're a trained electrician, it's probably wise to channel Ben Franklin some other way.

TEEN DRIVERS: 5 most expensive states to get insurance

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Broken toilets and leaky faucets are not only a nuisance, they can increase a water bill dramatically. While examining the anatomy of your shower, it may look like it's a simple system you can fix on your own, but unless you're a trained plumber, fixing it yourself is probably not worth the potential resulting waterfalls in your bathroom.

2. Legal matters

Lawyers are expensive. Depending on your location, the type of legal representation you are seeking, and the caliber of the lawyer, you can shell out anywhere between four and six figures for legal representation. For instance, the cost of an attorney for a contract, like a basic prenup, is generally between $1,200 and $2,400 and a bankruptcy lawyer generally cost at least $1,000. In a civil automobile case, Court Statistics report the cost of a lawyer will run you between $150 and $375 per hour

Although lawyers can cost a fortune, hiring a lawyer is often a necessary Taking legal matters into your own hands can be catastrophic if you end up with an unenforceable contract, or worse.

3. Dangerous home improvements

Certain home improvements involve a level of skill that is not characteristic of just any DIYer. Roofing, for instance, is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., with fatality and injury rates that are substantially higher than the average worker Considering the level of danger, it's probably not a good idea for you to get up on top of your home and install or repair your roof.

The same applies for large tree removal. Not only is it dangerous to remove a giant tree from your yard, with an average cost of $182 per tree according to the Home Depot affiliate, Red Beacon, it may even be cheaper to pay someone else to do it in some cases. Unless you have a chainsaw lying around, you'll have to rent one for around $30. Then, add in additional fees for rope, an ax, and a ladder. The combined cost of all of these materials, your time, and the element danger is often higher than the $182.

4. Hair cuts and styling

Some people can absolutely cut their own hair really well. For those looking for a shaved-head, a single-length, blunt cut, or a trim, cutting your own hair may work out okay

However, for more advances cuts like fades, layers, or advanced styles like hair extensions, texturing, perms, or relaxers, it's probably best to leave these styles to the professionals. Professional hair care can cost anywhere between $40 for a basic haircut all the way to $10,000 for hair extensions in a high-end salon. It's expensive, but whether we like it or not, our appearance is part of our first impression and most of us don't want to meet people with an uneven haircut.

5. Medical or dental work

The internet is a haven of information. You can find out virtually anything you want to know. Medical websites publish information on basically every disease and condition known to man, and you can check your symptoms against listed symptoms to see if you possibly have illness A or sickness B.

Some websites even have symptom checkers, where you can enter your symptoms into a database and see a list of possible diagnoses. You can attempt to treat yourself for the most part, although this is usually a bad idea.

Some people even try to treat their own dental conditions. The Internet is flooded with information on dental problems and ailments, and even people explaining how to extract teeth at home.

For the most part, it's best to just shell out the money and pay a medical professional for any medical, dental, and chiropractic care. The Internet is a big place, and there's a huge margin for error with self-diagnosing. Your safest and best option is to leave it to the pros.

Painting a small room, putting together a desk, self-installing a cable box or modem, for instance, are all projects where doing it on your own is the wise choice in most cases. Most people don't want to pay someone $100 for something they can do themselves, with minimal equipment costs, in a matter of a few hours.

On the other hand, there's also those tasks and projects that may seem like a good idea to take on yourself, but when you add in all of the costs for materials and supplies, your time, and also, the potential for you to hurt yourself or damage other items in the process, it's better to just pay someone else to complete the task. Here are a few of these projects.

1. Plumbing and electrical work

Buzz is usually not a sound you want to hear coming out of your electrical outlets. But hey, it happens and if you're in that boat, it's best to call an electrician. Electrical injuries cause 1,000 deaths annually and on top of that, another 3,000 admissions to burn centers are related to electrical injuries. Unless you're a trained electrician, it's probably wise to channel Ben Franklin some other way.

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CARS: These 5 models may be good investments

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Broken toilets and leaky faucets are not only a nuisance, they can increase a water bill dramatically. While examining the anatomy of your shower, it may look like it's a simple system you can fix on your own, but unless you're a trained plumber, fixing it yourself is probably not worth the potential resulting waterfalls in your bathroom.

2. Legal matters

Lawyers are expensive. Depending on your location, the type of legal representation you are seeking, and the caliber of the lawyer, you can shell out anywhere between four and six figures for legal representation. For instance, the cost of an attorney for a contract, like a basic prenup, is generally between $1,200 and $2,400 and a bankruptcy lawyer generally cost at least $1,000. In a civil automobile case, Court Statistics report the cost of a lawyer will run you between $150 and $375 per hour

Although lawyers can cost a fortune, hiring a lawyer is often a necessary Taking legal matters into your own hands can be catastrophic if you end up with an unenforceable contract, or worse.

3. Dangerous home improvements

Certain home improvements involve a level of skill that is not characteristic of just any DIYer. Roofing, for instance, is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., with fatality and injury rates that are substantially higher than the average worker Considering the level of danger, it's probably not a good idea for you to get up on top of your home and install or repair your roof.

The same applies for large tree removal. Not only is it dangerous to remove a giant tree from your yard, with an average cost of $182 per tree according to the Home Depot affiliate, Red Beacon, it may even be cheaper to pay someone else to do it in some cases. Unless you have a chainsaw lying around, you'll have to rent one for around $30. Then, add in additional fees for rope, an ax, and a ladder. The combined cost of all of these materials, your time, and the element danger is often higher than the $182.

4. Hair cuts and styling

Some people can absolutely cut their own hair really well. For those looking for a shaved-head, a single-length, blunt cut, or a trim, cutting your own hair may work out okay

However, for more advances cuts like fades, layers, or advanced styles like hair extensions, texturing, perms, or relaxers, it's probably best to leave these styles to the professionals. Professional hair care can cost anywhere between $40 for a basic haircut all the way to $10,000 for hair extensions in a high-end salon. It's expensive, but whether we like it or not, our appearance is part of our first impression and most of us don't want to meet people with an uneven haircut.

5. Medical or dental work

The internet is a haven of information. You can find out virtually anything you want to know. Medical websites publish information on basically every disease and condition known to man, and you can check your symptoms against listed symptoms to see if you possibly have illness A or sickness B.

Some websites even have symptom checkers, where you can enter your symptoms into a database and see a list of possible diagnoses. You can attempt to treat yourself for the most part, although this is usually a bad idea.

Some people even try to treat their own dental conditions. The Internet is flooded with information on dental problems and ailments, and even people explaining how to extract teeth at home.

For the most part, it's best to just shell out the money and pay a medical professional for any medical, dental, and chiropractic care. The Internet is a big place, and there's a huge margin for error with self-diagnosing. Your safest and best option is to leave it to the pros. Return to index of stories...


WX CODY-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-2 SHOT, BOXES


ABC-7 IS ON TOP OF A DEVELOPING STORY THIS MORNING--

IN JUST LESS THAN 2 HOURS-- THE 13-YEAR-OLD BOY ACCUSED OF KILLED A HOMELESS MAN OVER THE WEEKEND WILL APPEAR IN FRONT OF A JUGDE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

POLICE SAY 13 YEAR OLD YOEL MUNOZ FROM CAPE CORAL STABBED A HOMELESS MAN TO DEATH JUST A MILE AWAY FROM HIS HOME.

THIS HAPPENED INSIDE THE MAKESHIFT SHELTER -- A WOODED AREA NEAR THE CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN CENTER AT PINE ISLAND ROAD AND SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

ABC-7S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-LIVE


IN JUST A FEW HOURS THE 13 YEAR OLD IS EXPECTED TO BE HERE AT THE JUSTICE CENTER BEHIND ME.

POLICE ARRESTED YOEL MUNOZ YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT HIS CAPE CORAL HOME ON VAN LOON LANE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE STABBED 51-YEAR-OLD THOMAS BERGSTROM TO DEATH ON SATURDAY--

WE SPOKE TO THE MAN FRIEND WHO FOUND HIS BODY-- HE

HE SAYS THE WEEK BEFORE HIS DEATH -- BERGSTROM WAS JUMPED BY A GROUP OF YOUNG TEENAGERS.

HE'S CONVINCED MUNOZ WAS SOMEHOW INVOLVED. AND MAY HAVE HAD HELP. Return to index of stories...


ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-VO


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ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-SOTVO


Cshdollar

"It had to have been more than just one kid. Because no 13-year-old kid is going to do this to a 51-year-old-man." "It's sas that this had to happen to such a great man."

Anthony Cashdollar / Friend

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ALEX: CAPE CORAL MURDER-LIVE


NDS TELL US THE tEEN WAS LOOSLEY CONNECTED TO A LOCAL GANG.

WE SPOKE TO THE TEENS FAMILY YESTERDAY OFF CAMERA-- THEY SAY THEIR SON IS INNOCENT AND THERE MUST BE MORE TO THE STORY.

MUNOZ IS EXPECTED TO BE IN COURT LATER THIS MORNING FOR HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AT 8 AM.

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NEW THIS MORNING-CLIP


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TOURISM ANNOUNCEMENT-OTS


GET READY FOR A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.TODAY TAXWATCH AND VISIT FLORIDA, WILL UNVEIL A NEW REPORT ABOUT JOB CREATION AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.

THE ANNOUNCEMNT WILL BE MADE IN THE MORNING, WE'LL BRING YOU ALL THE DETAILS AS SOON AS WE GET THEM. Florida TaxWatch and Visit Florida Will Make A Tourism Announcement Monday, August 4th

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida TaxWatch and Visit Florida will make a tourism announcement in Tallahassee on August 4th. They will unveil the findings of a research report that explores the job creation and economic activity resulting from Florida's increased investment in tourism.

WHEN: Monday, August 4, 2014 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Florida Press Center

WHO: Will Seccombe, Visit Florida & Dr. Jerry Parrish, Florida TaxWatch Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE MEETING-VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN THE GROUP CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE WILL HOLD A MEETING.

LAST MONTH, ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI APPEALED THE DECISION, PREVENTING SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM OBTAINING MARRIAGE LICENSES IN FLORIDA.

THE GROUP WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT THE RULING MEANS AND WHAT THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN FLORIDA SHOULD BE.

JUDGES IN MONROE AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES HAVE RULED THE BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOTE CLIP-CLIP


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GOVERNORS RACE-VIDBOX


FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS PLEDGING TO SPEND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS IF HE'S RE-ELECTED TO A SECOND TERM.

SCOTT IS SCHEDULED TO ROLL OUT HIS ENVIRONMENTAL PLATFORM DURING A CAMPAIGN STOP TODAY IN MARTIN COUNTY.

THE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT VOWS TO DEDICATE $500 MILLION TO SPRINGS RESTORATION OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS AS WELL AS $500 MILLION TO HELP CREATE ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLIES.

THE GOVERNOR IS ALSO PLEDGING TO CRACK DOWN ON POLLUTERS DURING A SECOND TERM. Return to index of stories...


DEL MAR-ONCAM, VO


A DEADLY MYSTERY UNDERWAY AT AN HISTORIC CALIFORNIA RACE TRACK.

ANOTHER HORSE HAS DIED AT DEL MAR.

"CHATTERING GAMBLER" HAD A HEART ATTACK CLOSE TO THE END OF THE RACE.

THE JOCKEY WASN'T INJURED.

THIS IS THE 10TH HOURSE TO DIE AT THE DEL MAR THIS RACE SEASON.

NOW THERE ARE NEW SAFETY CONCERNS.

AND SOME OWNERS ARE PULLING THEIR HORSES FROM THE TRACK. Return to index of stories...


AIR SCARE-ONCAM, VO, TAG


AN OUT OF CONTROL PASSENGER ABOARD AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT.

FORCES THE PILOT TO LAND EARLIER THAN EXPECTED.

AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT WAS FLYING FROM DALLAS TO BOSTON.

WHEN A FEMALE PASSENGER HAD TO BE PHYSICALLY RESTRAINED

PASSENGERS TOLD POLICE SHE RAN TOWARDS THE COCKPIT.

AND ATTACKED A FLIGHT ATTENDANT.

THE PILOT HAD TO DIVERT TO NASHVILLE.

THE PASSENGER IS NOW FACING ASSAULT CHARGES.

IN 2013 THERE WERE AT LEAST 8-THOUSAND INCIDENTS OF PASSENGER DISRUPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


CHINA EARTHQUAKE-WIPE, VOTOPS


NEARLY 300 PEOPLE ARE DEAD AFTER A 6-POINT-1 EARTHQUAKE HIT SOUTHERN CHINA.

AROUND 12-THOUSAND HOMES WERE DESTROYED. INJURING 18-HUNDRED PEOPLE.

RIGHT NOW HUNDREDS OF TROOPS ARE HEADED THERE TO HELP WITH RELIEF EFFORTS.

THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SAYS THE MAGNITUDE-6.1 QUAKE STRUCK AT A DEPTH OF 6 MILES. Return to index of stories...


LATEST IN GAZA-OTS


ISRAEL DREW INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION ON SUNDAY.

AFTER AN AIRSTRIKE HIT OUTSIDE A U-N SCHOOL IN GAZA SHELTERING THOUSANDS OF DISPLACED PALESTINIANS.

AT LEAST TEN WERE KILLED IN THE INCIDENT AND DOZENS OF OTHERS INJURED.

THE U-N SECRETARY SAYS THE STRIKE WAS A "CRIMINAL ACT," WHILE THE U-S STATE DEPARTMENT CALLED IT "DISGRACEFUL." Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


IT'S NOT EVERYDAY THAT GETTING PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING IS THE BEST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU.

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN MAINE RECENTLY.

THE GUY IN THE VIDEO GETTING CHEST COMPRESSIONS ACTUALLY HAD A HEART ATTACK WHILE GETTING PULLED OVER.

THE COP, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE TRAINED AS AN EMT, PULLED THE 84 YEAR OLD OUT OF THE CAR WHEN HE HEARD SCREAMING.

THE A-E-D AND CPR SAVED THE GUY'S LIFE.

AND. HE ONLY GOT A WARNING FOR SPEEDING. Return to index of stories...


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COULD THERE BE A LION ON THE LOOSE IN LOS ANGELES?

DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SECURITY CAMERA PICTURE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN LAST WEEK.

ORIGINALLY, OFFICIALS WERE WARNING PEOPLE THAT IT WAS A MOUNTAIN LION.

BUT FRIDAY, THEY SAID. NOPE, NOT A MOUNTAIN LION.

OFFICIALLY THEY HAVEN'T IDENTIFIED THE ANIMAL, BUT SAY IT COULD BE A LION.

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


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


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STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Showers will be common through the day Monday.

An area of high pressure is situated itself over southern Florida and is working to bring scattered shower chances to the area this afternoon. Due to weak steering winds, pin pointing exact locations of rain will be tough the next few days. Will mention every area within Southwest Florida able to receive showers and storms the next few days.

Temperatures on the high end again this afternoon. Additional cloud cover will help cool some of us down. Still aiming for highs today right around 90° - 92°.

The next few days our weather pattern stays put. Expect nearly the same conditions up through the middle of the week with temperatures gradually getting warmer. 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


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MICHAEL STRAHAN-TRX, VOTOPS


SOT "My life is improbable - improbable Hall of Famer"

THE NEWEST CLASS OF INDUCTEES TOOK THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE AMONG THE GAME'S GREATS AT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME THIS WEEKEND.

AMONG THEM. MICHAEL STRAHAN.

IN OVER 15 NFL SEASONS, STRAHAN AMASSED 141.5 SACKS, PLACING HIM FIFTH ALL TIME IN THAT REGARD.

HIS 22.5 SACKS IN 2001 IS THE NFL RECORD FOR A SINGLE SEASON.

STRAHAN'S LAST GAME IN THE NFL WAS FEBRUARY 2008. WHEN THE GIANTS SHOCKED THE UNDEFEATED NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AND WON SUPER BOWL 42. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA'S BIRTHDAY-ONCAM, VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA DIDN'T GET ANY BIRTHDAY LOVE FROM THE PRESS FRIDAY.

BUT MAYBE HE WILL TODAY.

MISTER OBAMA TURNS 53!

NO WORD ON HOW HE'LL CELEBRATE.

HIS PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY INCLUDES BRIEFINGS AND A MEETING WITH TREASURY SECRETARY JACK LEW. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE GHOSTBUSTERS-TRX, NATSVO


music: ghostbusters!

THE GHOSTBUSTERS FRANCHISE MAY BE GETTING A REBOOT!

VARIETY REPORTS SONY HAS APPROACHED BRIDESMAIDS DIRECTOR TO HELM THE FILM.

BUT THIS TIME AROUND. THE CAST WILL BE ALL FEMALE! Return to index of stories...


BEYONCE ON ELEVATOR DRAMA-OCNAM, SS


Though Beyonce and co. released a joint statement in May about the shocking elevator fight between Jay Z and Beyonce's younger sister Solange Knowles at a Met Gala afterparty, the pop diva has just debuted a "statement" of her own. Naturally, she acknowledged the brawl-which was caught on the elevator's security camera-through song.

PHOTOS: Beyonce and Jay Z's romance

Just before midnight on Saturday, August 2, Queen Bey and rapper Nicki Minaj released a remix of the popular female empowerment tune "Flawless." Though there are several questionable references in the new version-like Beyonce rapping, "You wish I was your pound cake" while rumors of her marriage troubles with Jay Z swirl-most took note of her clear mention of the now-notorious elevator brawl.

Read more: http:/www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/beyonce-elevator-brawl-flawless-remix-nicki-minaj-201438#ixzz39OcRyETw

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BOX OFFICE NUMBERS-TRX, VOTOPS


TAKING A LOOK AT THE BOX OFFICE.

MARVEL'S "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" DEMOLISHED EXPECTATIONS.

RAKING IN ALMOST ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS IN THE U-S AND MORE THAN 160-MILLION WORLDWIDE.

"LUCY" DROPPED DOWN TO NUMBER TWO THIS WEEK.

AND THE JAMES BROWN BIO-PIC "GET ON UP" ROUNDED OUT THE TOP THREE, BRINGING IN A LITTLE OVER 14-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) CAPE MURDER-VOTOPS-WIPE


TAKING A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

THIS MORNING A 13 YEAR OLD WILL STEP BEFORE A JUDGE.

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HE STABBED A HOMELESS MAN TO DEATH.

51 YEAR OLD THOMAS BERGSTROM WAS FOUND DEAD.

IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THE CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN CENTER AT PINE ISLAND ROAD AND SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

IT'S JUST A MILE AWAY FROM YOEL MUNOZ'S HOME.

ABC-7 WILL BE IN THE COURTROOM THIS MORNING.

STAY WITH US FOR UPDATES ON THE NEWS AT NINE. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) AMY YOUNG-SSTOPS


HAPPENING THIS WEEK --

THERE'S A COURT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR THE NAPLES POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN A DEADLY DOMESTIC SHOOTING.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG IS NOW OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND RECOVERING.

HER LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND OFFICER DAVID MONROIG DIED IN THAT SHOOTING.

WEDNESDAY'S HEARING INVOLVES THE RESTRAINING ORDER MONROIG'S EX-WIFE FILED AGAINST HER. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) 7 ELEVEN ROBBERY-VOTOPS-WIPE


DEPUTIES ARE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR A MASKED MAN WHO ROBBED A 7-ELEVAN SUNDAY MORNING.

IT HAPPENED ON MCGREGOR AND CYPRESS LAKE.

DEPUTIES SAY THE SUSPECT WENT INTO THE STORE WITH THE GUN AND DEMANDED CASH.

HE GOT AWAY ONE FOOT.

IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR THIS 7-ELEVEN HAS BEEN ROBBED. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE GROUP CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE WILL HOLD A MEETING IN THE DAY AHEAD.

LAST MONTH, ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI APPEALED THE DECISION, PREVENTING SAME-SEX COUPLES FROM OBTAINING MARRIAGE LICENSES IN FLORIDA.

THE GROUP WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT THE RULING MEANS AND WHAT THE NEXT STEPS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES IN FLORIDA SHOULD BE. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) BROTHERHOOD RIDE-SSTOPS, VO


TUESDAY WILL MARK ONE YEAR SINCE CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY MICHAEL WILSON WAS SHOT TO DEATH.

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

ON FRIDAY. THREE DOZEN RESPODNERS RODE AROUND THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO HONOR DEPUTIES AND OFFICERS KILLED IN THELINE OF DUTY INCLUDING SGT. WILSON

THEIR RIDE IS EXPECTED TO WRAP UP TODAY IN PORT CHARLOTTE WITH A MEMORIAL. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) GAS PRICES-CGTOPS


GAS PRICES ARE AT THEIR LOWEST AVERAGE SINCE 2010.

THE AVERAGE PRICE OF REGULAR GAS HAS DROPPED 15 CENTS SINCE THE FORTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.

FROM 3.66 A GALLON TO 3.51 A GALLON.

RIGHT NOW GAS IN FLORIDA STAND AT.3.40

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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 "

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