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DIRECTORS PAGE PF CHANG'S DATA BREACH-OTS CG
SEVERE STORMWARN-CLIP CUSTOMIZED WALMART SHOPPING-OC VO
WX HL-WX WALL GLUTEN FREE LABELS-OTS VO
FLOODING-NATSVO WIPE NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FLOODING-VOWIPE TEASE ONE------------
FLOODING SOUND-SOT SS(2) TZ1 A LION IN CALIFORNIA-NATSVO
FLOODING MAP-SSTOPS OC BNR TZ1 B RIPOFF MECHANICS-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING-CLIP PADDLEBOARDING IN THE STREET-SS TOPS
13 YEAR OLD CHARGED WITH MURDER-TCMON SS(2) VO WIP JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
13 YEAR OLD CHARGED WITH MURDER-SOTVO FORECAST-PHC
YOEL MUNOZ BACKGROUND-TCMON FORECAST-WXWALL
YOEL MUNOZ BACKGROUND-SOTVO LION IN CALIFORNIA-VO IN TCMON
YOEL MUNOZ CHAD INTERVIEW-VO IN TCMON WIPE LION IN CALIFORNIA-SOTVO
YOEL MUNOZ CHAD INTERVIEW-SOTVO RIPOFF MECHANICS-OC VO
7 ELEVEN ROBBERY-OC SS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
MOM LEAVES KID IN CAR TO DRINK-OC SS TEASE TWO------------
LIGHTNING STRIKE-OTS TZ2 A GMA STRETCHMARKS-VOTOPS-WIPE
FL TOURISM-OC VO WIPE TZ2 B FGCU NEW DORM-VOTOPS
FL TOURISM-SOTVO GMA STRETCHMARKS-POP
LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-OC VIDBOX WIPE GMA STRETCHMARKS-PKG
LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-SOTVO FGCU NEW DORM-OTS VO WIPE
MANATEE SEAWALL-OC VO WIPE FGCU NEW DORM-SOTVO
MANATEE SEAWALL-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FM PARKING APP-OTS VO BNR TEASE THREE------------
TRIM NOTICES-OC VO SS TZ3A CA MUDSLIDES-NATSVO
CAPE CORAL HARDSHIP-OTS TZ3 B THREE STORY CLOSET ROBBED-VO
FIRE MERGER-OC CG TZ3 C MISSING MOM-VO
REDISTRICTING-OTS  


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SEVERE STORMWARN-CLIP


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WX HL-WX WALL


FLOODING RAIN

Today's very active and wet weather pattern was enhanced with an area of low pressure above south Florida. This feature will continue to bring more downpours and thunderstorms tonight. Rainfall has been excessive today - over 6" in some Naples neighborhoods at the time of this writing - and I expect more downpours tonight. The rain showers should begin to taper off by midnight, but there could still be more showers washing in from the Gulf overnight and through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will stay in the mid 70's this evening. It is highly likely that there will be more flooding in some places this evening and travel could be difficult tonight after sunset. Many roads and areas with poor drainage will be under water this evening.

Tomorrow's forecast looks better. We will still be under the threat of morning showers or thunderstorms as southwest winds set in for Tuesday. The afternoon threat for thunderstorms will be mainly inland tomorrow and high temperatures will top out around 90 as the clouds break-up in the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING-NATSVO WIPE


NATS OF RAIN

REPORTS OF FLOODING ARE COMING INTO THE NEWSROOM FROM ALL OVER COLLIER COUNTY TONIGHT!

LET ME SHOW YOU 55TH StREET SOUTHWEST.

IT'S IN GOLDEN GATE --

JUST EAST OF I-75.

CARS ARE STILL PLOWING THROUHG THE WATER THERE.

BAD IDEA.

EXACTLY WHAT YOU SHOULDN'T DO IN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING-VOWIPE


AND IF YOU OWN A HOUSE ON ONE OF THEESE ROADS --

THERE'S DANGER TOO.

LOOK HOW CLOSE THIS WATER IS GETTING TO THESE HOUSES --

INCHING TOWARD FRONT DOORS.

AND EACH TIME A CAR FLIES BY --

IT SPLASHES EVEN CLOSER TO THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING SOUND-SOT SS(2)


Iris Reyes

Golden Gate

00:11:20

"oh my god! It's a lot of water!, It's so Scary. It's coming inside my house, almost."

8 seconds

OUR CREWS HAVE ALSO SEEN A NUMBER OF CARS FLOODED OUT --

STRANDED ON THE ROADS.

FOR EXAMPLE --

YOU CAN SEE THIS CAR ABANDONED ON 6TH AVENUE NORTH.

THIS CAR GOT STUCK ON GOLDENGATE PARKWAY --

BETWEEN NAPLES HIGH AND COASTLAND MALL

IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY --

PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

DEPUTIES ARE URGING YOU TO STAY AWAY FROM NUMEROUS ROADS. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING MAP-SSTOPS OC BNR


HERE'S A LOOK AT THE FLOODING RIGHT NOW IN COLLIER COUNTY-

YOU CAN SEE AREAS OF FLOODING ON THE MAP --

WITH BIG ROADS AS CONTEXT.

HUNTER BOULEVARD IS UNDER 15 INCHES OF WATER.

GOODLETTE-FRANK ROAD AND GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY ARE STRUGGLING.

VINEYARDS BOULEVARD AND VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ARE DRENCHED.

TRADE CENTER WAYIS HAVING ISSUES.

AND AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD FROM RADIO ROAD TO GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY IS CLOSED RIGHT NOW.

MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR POWER IN COLLIER TOO.

J-P WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK THESE STORMS THROUGHOUT THE 5, 6, AND 7.

YOU CAN GET THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION ANYTIME GOING TO OUR WEBSITE TOO.

ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM.

WE'RE POSTING VIDEO AND PICTURES TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AS WELL.

THAT'S ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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13 YEAR OLD CHARGED WITH MURDER-TCMON SS(2) VO WIP


NEW AT 5-

THE DETAILS ARE CHILLING.

TODAY WE FOUND OUT HOW A HOMELESS MAN IN CAPE CORAL WAS MURDERED.

13-YEAR OLD YOEL MUNOZ MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TODAY.

HE'S CHARGED WITH STABBING A HOMELESS MAN E MAN TO DEATH.

51-YEAR-OLD THOMAS BERGSTROM WAS FOUND COVERED IN BLOOD AND STABBED.

HE WAS SITTING IN A RECLINER IN A CAMP HI MADE NEAR PNE ISLAND ROAD AND SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD.

OFFICERS SAY THEY HAVE STRONG EVIDENCE THAT LINKS 13 YEAR OLD YOEL MUNOZ TO THE MURDER.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND A BLOODY KNIFE IN THE TEENS HOUSE AND BLOODY SHOES IN A BAG IN THE GARAGE.

THEY ALSO FOUND A HOCKEY MASK NEAR THE BODY.

IT WAS COVERED WITH WRITING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT'S A MATCH TO WRITING FOUND IN THE BOYS BEDROOM.

THE PERSON WHO FOUND BERGSTROM'S BODY TELLS US THE TEEN DESERVES A SEVERE PUNISHMENT. Return to index of stories...


13 YEAR OLD CHARGED WITH MURDER-SOTVO


"I think he should be in for life. the kid should be in there for life I don't care how old you are there's no you just don't have an exception to do something so cruel."

THE TEEN SHOWED NO EMOTION IN COURT.

HE'LL BE HELD IN DETENTION FOR THE NEXT 21 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


YOEL MUNOZ BACKGROUND-TCMON


THE FAMILY OF YOEL MUNOZ CLAIMS HE'S INNOCENT.

THIS AFTERNOON WE SAT DOWN WITHT THE TEENS FAMILY.

THEY TELL US HIS NAME WILL BE CLEARED.

HIS FAMILY CLAIMS THE BOY IS INNOCENT- Return to index of stories...


YOEL MUNOZ BACKGROUND-SOTVO


13:38:24 "He's a really good boy, he's really smart , there's no way he would do something like that." Lazaro Ordonez, Munoz's brother

HIS FAMILY THINK HE WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. Return to index of stories...


YOEL MUNOZ CHAD INTERVIEW-VO IN TCMON WIPE


AND WE CONTINUE OUR TEAM COVERAGE.

ABC7 INTERVIEWED YOEL MUNOZ ON FORT MYERS BEACH TWO WEEKS AGO.

WE WERE DOING A STORY AT TIMES SQUARE AND MUNOZ SPOKE TO US.

YOU CAN SEE HIM SITTING ON THIS BENCH RIGHT HERE.

LISTEN TO HIS EXPLANATION FOR WHY HE WAS AT THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


YOEL MUNOZ CHAD INTERVIEW-SOTVO


"We don't even want to be here. We'd rather be at home on our phones. I've known them since Kindergarten. Yoel. Y-O-E-L. Yeah."

A SPOKEWOMAN FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TELLS US MUNOZ DOES NOT HAVE AN ARREST RECORD. Return to index of stories...


7 ELEVEN ROBBERY-OC SS


NEW AT 5 --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY DISTINCTIVE SHOES --

DID IN A ROBBER.

THEY SAY 18-YEAR-OLD JUSTIN BRANDEN WORE CONVERSE SNEAKERS WITH RED SHOE LACES AND A MASK --

WHILE ROBBING A 7-11.

THE SAME SNEAKERS AND DISTICTIVE LACES HE WORE THE NIGHT BEFORE WHILE VISITING THE STORE --

*WITHOUT* THE MASK.

THEY'VE ARRESTED HIM FOR ROBBING THE 7-11 ON CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE IN FORT MYERS SUNDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


MOM LEAVES KID IN CAR TO DRINK-OC SS


POLICE UP IN SAINT PETE SAY A MOM LEFT HER 8-YEAR-OLD SON IN A CAR FOR FOUR HOURS *OVERNIGHT* --

WHILE SHE DRANK AT A DOWNTOWN BAR.

AND THAT'S NOT ALL.

THIS WOMAN FACES CHILD NEGLECT AND D-U-I CHARGES.

THAT'S BECAUSE POLICE SAY SHE SMACKED TWO PARKED CARS --

AS SHE WAS TRYING TO LEAVE THE BAR.

HER BLOOD ALCHOL LEVEL --

POINT 1-7 AT THE TIME.

DOUBLE THE LEGAL LIMIT.

WITNESSES SAY THE BOY WOULD LEAVE THE MERCEDES PERIODICALLY --

COMING INTO THE BAR TO LOOK FOR HIS MOTHER.

A FAMILY MEMBER IS NOW TAKING CARE OF HIM. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE-OTS


TONIGHT - A MAN IS RECOVERING AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

IT HAPPENED AT A GAS STATION IN SAINT PETERSBURG YESTERDAY.

THE MAN WAS SHAKEN, BUT OKAY.

PARAMEDICS TREATED HIM ON THE SEEN.

THE LIGHTNING STRIKE ALSO KNOCKED AT POWER TO THE STATION'S GAS PUMPS. Return to index of stories...


FL TOURISM-OC VO WIPE


TONIGHT --

WE HAVE PROOF TOURISM IS BOOMING IN FLORIDA!

MORE VISITORS CAME TO THE STATE IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR --

THAN ANY THREE-MONTH PERIOD EVER!

ACCORDING TO VISIT FLORIDA --

MORE THAN 100 MILLION VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE STATE IN 2015.

THAT'D BE AN ALL-TIME HIGH TOO.

HERE'S WHY THAT MATTERS.

THEY SAY EVERY 85 VISITORS CREATES ONE JOB IN OUR STATE.

THEY ADD --

WHEN MORE OUT-OF-STATE TOURISTS VISIT FLORIDA, THE TAX BURDEN ON PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE DROPS. Return to index of stories...


FL TOURISM-SOTVO


Will Seccombe, President, Visit Florida

"Those people are coming and experiencing all we have to offer and having an amazing experience. But, they are also staying in hotels, buying in retail stores, and buying in restaurants. All of those sales tax collections, which amount to about 23% of the state sales tax collections, are being paid for by people who don't live here."

ACCORDING TO THE NEW REPORT --

TOURISTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TEND TO STAY THE LONGEST IN FLORIDA.

THEY SPEND THE MOST MONEY TOO.

DON'T FORGET --

TOURISM IS THE LARGEST SECTOR OF FLORIDA'S ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-OC VIDBOX WIPE


PEOPLE SWIMMING IN THE GULF IN NAPLES ARE NOW BETTER PROTECTED.

THEY'RE BEING OUTFITTED WITH LIFE-JACKETS TO PREVENT DROWNINGS.

STARTING TODAY, YOU CAN BORROW THE LIFE SAVERS FROM THREE SPOTS IN NAPLES.

THERE ARE JACKET STANDS AT THE NAPLES PIER, BEACH HOTEL AND LOWDERMILK PARK.

THEY'RE FREE UNDER A NEW PROGRAM CALLED "KIDS DON'T FLOAT, LIFE JACKETS DO.

THE SAFE AND HEALTHY CHILDREN'S COALITION LAUNCHED THE INITIATIVE EARLIER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM-SOTVO


Karen Murphy, Naples resident - "I think it's the greatest idea. Because I'm not a swimmer and I can't swim, and so I have fear to see children in the water. To me this is super, super because they'll stay afloat. It's, what a great idea!"

EIGHT BEACHES IN COLLIER COUNTY HAVE LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAMS.

THE COALITION WANTS TO BRING THEM TO EVERY COUNTY BEACH. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE SEAWALL-OC VO WIPE


LEE COUNTY IS FACING AN EXPENSIVE PROBLEM AT ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PARKS.

WATER RUSHING THROUGH A CANAL IS ERODING THE LAND.

YOU CAN SEE IT HERE AT MANATEE PARK.

WORKERS SAY IF IT IS NOT FIXED THIS WILL COMPROMISES FENCING AND VIEWING AREA.

THE COUNTY ALREADY STARTED TO INSTALL A SEAWALL.

THAT WILL PREVENT EROSION.

LOOKING AHEAD -

COMMISSIONERS WILL VOTE TOMORROW ON FUNDING THE 140-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT TO EXTEND THE SEAWALL SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET TO STATE ROUTE 80.

THE ENTIRE PROJECT WILL COST ALMOST 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


MANATEE SEAWALL-SOTVO


Sam Howell

Visitor

We need to take care of them. If this will help water and people coming to see them, it's well worth it.

Take sot

Melissa Stevens- Arreola

Visitor

As long as it doesn't harm the manatees it is a great investment and as long as we can keep seeing them then it's good.

RIGHT NOW IS THE BEST TIME TO DO THE WORK.

MANATEES ARE OFF IN WARMER WATER AND PARK ATTENDANCE IS SLOWER.

IF COMMISSIONER APPROVE THE MONEY TOMORROW - WORK WILL LAST ABOUT THREE MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


FM PARKING APP-OTS VO BNR


LOOKING AHEAD --

YOU CAN NOW USE AN APP --

TO PAY FOR PARKING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS!

YOU CAN NOW USE THE PASSPORT-PARKING APP AT BOTH COIN-OPERATED PARKING METERS AND METERS IN PARKING LOTS.

THIS IS NICE.

IT LETS YOU ADD TIME WITHOUT RUNNING BACK TO YOUR CAR.

IT'S AVAILABLE FOR BOTH APPLE AND ANDROID PHONES.

WE HAVE A LINK TO THE APP ON OUR WEBSITE.

ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM.

JUST CLICK "SITES ON 7." Return to index of stories...


TRIM NOTICES-OC VO SS


IT'S GOOD.

IT'S BAD.

PROPERTY OWNERS IN LEE COUNTY WILL NOT SEE THEIR TAX RATES GO UP NEXT YEAR, BUT THEY WILL STILL PAY MORE.

TODAY LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SET THE MAXIMUM MILLAGE RATE AT 4 POINT 1-5.

THE SAME AS LAST YEAR.

FOR EXAMPLE - IF YOU'RE HOUSE IS 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND YOU DON'T GET THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION YOU'LL PAY ABOUT 560 DOLLARS A YEAR.

HOMEOWNERS WILL GET TRIM NOTICES LATER THIS MONTH.

THERE ARE ALSO TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS ON THE MILLAGE RATE.

YOU CAN VOICE YOUR OPION --

SEPTEMBER THIRD AND THE 17TH AT 5 PM IN COMMISSION CHAMBERS IN DOWNTWON FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL HARDSHIP-OTS


TONIGHT CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL LOOK AT HOW THEY CAN CHANGE AND IMPROVE THE HARDSHIP PROGRAM.

THE PROGRAM'S BEEN IN PLACE SINCE THE MID 90'S.

IT WAS CREATED TO HELP RESIDENTS WHO AREN'T FINANCIALLY STABLE AFFORD THINGS SUCH AS THE UTILITIES EXPANSION PROGRAM.

CAPE STAFFERS ARE LOOKING TO ADD THE FIRE SERVICE ASSSESSMENT TO THE PROGRAM.

THE BATTLE OVER THE LEGALITY OF THE F-S-A CONTINUES IN COURT.

A JUDGE COULD RULE ANY DAY.

RESIDENTS CAN STILL APPLY FOR THE HARDSHIP PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MERGER-OC CG


LOOKING AHEAD --

THE FIRST OF TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS ON A PROPOSED MERGER BETWEEN THE NORTH NAPLES FIRE DISTRICT AND THE BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICT --

IS TONIGHT.

IT STARTS AT SIX AT THE ORANGE BLOSSOM LIBRARY.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY MERGING MIGHT HELP THEM BUILD TWO NEW FIRE STATIONS.

THAT MEANS FASTER RESPONSE TIMES.

THE DISTRICTS TELLS US THE MERGER WOULD ALSO SAVE THE NEW DISTRICT MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.

BUT --

SOME ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS WOULD BE CUT. Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING-OTS


NEW AT 5-

STATE LAWMAKERS ARE HEADED BACK TO TALLAHASSEE FOR A NINE DAY SPECIAL SESSION.

THEY HAVE TO RE-DRAW THE VOTING MAP FOR 27 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

THE SESSION STARTS THIS THURDAY AT NOON.

LAWMAKERS HAVE TO RE-DRAW TOW DISTRICTS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF FLORIDA.

THE NEW MAP SHOULD HAVE A MINIMAL IMPACT ON OTHER DISTRICTS.

LAST MONTH - A JUDGE RULED THE STATE'S CURRENT MAP WAS ILLEGAL BECAUSE IT FAVORED REPUBLICANS.

LEGISLATORS HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 15TH TO GIVE THE JUDGE THE NEW MAP. Return to index of stories...


PF CHANG'S DATA BREACH-OTS CG


P-F CHANGS ADMITS THEY JUST FELL VICTIM TO HACKERS.

CYBERTHIEVES BROKE INTO THEIR SYSTEM AT 33 RESTAURANTS ACROSS THE NATION.

NONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT THREE IN FLORIDA.

SO IN CASE YOU WERE TRAVELING THE STATE AND STOPPED THERE --

THEY ARE:

WINTER PARK NEAR ORLANDO.

PALM BEACH GARDENS.

AND CLEARWATER.

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE IMPACTED --

GO TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

WE HAVE A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE TOO.

ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM.

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


CUSTOMIZED WALMART SHOPPING-OC VO


WALMART IS MAKING CHANGES TO ITS WEBSITE TONIGHT --

TRYING TO COMPETE WITH AMAZON.

THE BIG CHANGE --

THEY'RE ADDING A FEATURE THAT KNOWS WHAT YOU BOUGHT LAST --

SO THEY RECOMMEND THINGS YOU MIGHT INTERESTED IN.

AMAZON ALREADY DOES THAT.

WALMART WILL ALSO CUSTOMIZE THE HOME PAGE --

BASED ON WHERE YOU LIVE OR WHERE YOU ARE AT THE TIME.

THEY HOPE TO ADD A QUICKER CHECKOUT FEATURE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS TOO. Return to index of stories...


GLUTEN FREE LABELS-OTS VO


IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING --

GLUTEN FREE LABELS WILL HIT STORES STARTING TOMORROW.

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS REGULATING GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS.

GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS ARE NOW CONSIDERED FOODS THAT HAVE LESS THAN 20 PARTS PER MILLION OF GLUTEN.

THE F-D-A'S LABEL IS VOLUNTARY, BUT MOST COMPANIES ARE COMPLYING.

IN THE PAST, GLUTEN-FREE WAS NOT DEFINED. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE------------


"It doesn't belong here. What's it doing here?

IT'S A LION.

IT'S ON THE LOOSE IN CALIFORNIA AND CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

THEY MYSTERY OF WHERE THIS BIG CAT CAME FROM.

WOMEN -- YOU'RE GETTING RIPPED OFF!

BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE MECHANIC -- ABC7 ARMS YOU WITH THE WAYS TO STOP A SCAM. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A LION IN CALIFORNIA-NATSVO


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TZ1 B RIPOFF MECHANICS-VOTOPS


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PADDLEBOARDING IN THE STREET-SS TOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THESE PADDLEBOARDERS IN NAPLES.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO HEAD OUT TO THE GULF TO GET THEIR EXERCISE IN-

THIS IS ON 10TH STREET SOUTH IN FRONT OF THE BARGAIN BOX THRIFT STORE. 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


FLOODING RAIN

Today's very active and wet weather pattern was enhanced with an area of low pressure above south Florida. This feature will continue to bring more downpours and thunderstorms tonight. Rainfall has been excessive today - over 6" in some Naples neighborhoods at the time of this writing - and I expect more downpours tonight. The rain showers should begin to taper off by midnight, but there could still be more showers washing in from the Gulf overnight and through tomorrow morning.

Temperatures will stay in the mid 70's this evening. It is highly likely that there will be more flooding in some places this evening and travel could be difficult tonight after sunset. Many roads and areas with poor drainage will be under water this evening.

Tomorrow's forecast looks better. We will still be under the threat of morning showers or thunderstorms as southwest winds set in for Tuesday. The afternoon threat for thunderstorms will be mainly inland tomorrow and high temperatures will top out around 90 as the clouds break-up in the afternoon. Return to index of stories...


LION IN CALIFORNIA-VO IN TCMON


IS THERE A LION ON THE LOOSE?

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM NORWALK, CALIFORNIA!

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE SAYS IT'S NOT A MOUNTAIN LION --

DESPITE WHAT PEOPLE MAY THINK. Return to index of stories...


LION IN CALIFORNIA-SOTVO


Marcel Rodarte/Norwalk Mayor:

The tail doesn't seem to match up to the physical traits of a

mountain lion so it is still a mystery

SOT Vivian Romero/Norwalk Resident:

"It doesn't belong here. What's it doing here?

THE LOCAL ZOO CLAIMS ALL THEIR BIG CATS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR.

AND THE ONLY PROOF OF A LION IS THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

BUT PEOPLE ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THEIR PETS JUST TO BE SAFE --

WITH THIS THING WANDERING AROUND. Return to index of stories...


RIPOFF MECHANICS-OC VO


WOMEN OFTEN FEEL LIKE THEY PAY MORE FOR AUTO REPAIRS

YOU'RE NOT PARANOID.

IT'S THE TRUTH - WOMEN DO OVERPAY.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS FOUND WOMAN ARE CHARGED MORE FOR AUTO REPAIRS.

THAT'S ESPECIALLY TRUE WHEN THEY DISPLAY THEY KNOW LITTLE ABOUT CARS.

SO HOW YOU AVOID GETTING RIPPED OFF?

FIRST - FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR CAR BEFORE YOU GO TO THE MECHANIC.

YOU CAN USE THE CAR M-D TOOL.

IT COSTS 99 DOLLARS AND YOU PLUG IN THE HAND-HELD DEVICE TO YOUR CAR.

IT WILL READ COMPUTER CODES AND GIVE YOU A FULL REPORT ON WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE AND HOW MUCH THEY COST TO FIX.

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT CARE DOT ORG TO LEARN ABOUT REPAIRS AND QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK.

FINALLY - MOST OF US DO THIS.

GO TO A MECHANIC YOU TRUST. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO------------


"they attacked me I was really upset."

AND VULNERABLE.

A MOTHER OF FIVE BARES HER BIKINI BODY AND GETS BACKLASH ON THE BEACH.

TONIGHT - HER MESSAGE TO HATERS.

ALL NEW AND READY FOR ITS NEW RESIDENTS.

ABC7 TAKES YOU ON A TOUR OF THE FANCY DIGS FOR FLORIDA GULF COAST FRESHMAN.

HOW THEY'RE LIVING THE HIGH-LIFE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A GMA STRETCHMARKS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B FGCU NEW DORM-VOTOPS


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GMA STRETCHMARKS-POP


A MOTHER-OF-FIVE IS FIGHTING BACK ON FACEBOOK.

SHE WAS BULLIED ON THE BEACH FOR WEARING A BIKINI THAT REVEALED HER LESS THAN FLATTERING STOMACH.

SHE POSTED A PICTURE OF HERSELF IN THE BIKINI WITH AN EMPOWERING MESSAGE FOR WOMEN AND MOTHERS.

AS ABC'S REENA NINAN EXPLAIN --

HER POSITIVE ATTITUDE HAS MANY USERS SHARING IT. Return to index of stories...


GMA STRETCHMARKS-PKG


THIS IS THE BEACH PHOTO THAT TANIS JEX-BLAKE POSTED OF HERSELF TO FACEBOOK -

CREATING A MEDIA FRENZY.

TANIS

I put myself out there I was vulnerable and they attacked me I was really

upset

THE MOTHER OF 5 SAYS AS SHE WAS SUNBATHING - PUTTING ON A BIKINI FOR THE

FIRST TIME IN 13 YEARS - SHE HEARD THE UNBELIEVABLE REACTION.

TANIS

I heard the nasty words omg that is so ugly I opened my eyes/ I see these 2

guys and girl standing at the foot of me and pointing at my body / they

were in my personal space and gesturing that they were going to kick me.

TANIS SAYS SHE BIT HER TONGUE ON THE BEACH BUT AS SOON AS SHE MADE IT TO HER

CAR SHE BROKE DOWN AND CRIED THAT IS UNTIL SHE STARTED THINKING ABOUT WHAT

HER **BODY** REALLY HAD TO SAY

TANIS

My stress marks are there for a reason and the reason is I have had 5 kids

and they are perfect and wonderful and intelligent human beings and I don't

regret any of them, and if stretch marks come with the territory ill take

the territory

gfx

TANIS - WANTING THE WORLD TO HEAR HER NEW REACTION - POSTING AN OPEN LETTER

TO FACEBOOK, THAT LETTER NOW WITH AT LEAST 1 MILLION LIKES HAS BEEN

SHARED AT LEAST TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND TIMES.

TANIS READING HER LETTER

I'm sorry that my stomach isn't flat and tight. I'm sorry that my belly is

covered in stretch marks. I'm NOT sorry that my body has housed, grown,

protected, birthed and nurtured FIVE fabulous, healthy, intelligent and

wonderful human beings.

gfx

IMMEDIATELY, SUPPORTERS POSTING "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT" AND "YOU

ARE AN AMAZING WOMEN AND MOTHER"

ROBYN SILVERMAN / BODY IMAGE EXPERT

There are so many messages /that say we are not good enough not pretty

enough / this mother has gone on record to say even though she is not

perfect she is beautiful and has done something amazing with her body

TANIS EMPOWERING MOTHERS EVERYWHERE TO BE AT PEACE WITH THE TWO PIECE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU NEW DORM-OTS VO WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

F-G-C-U IS PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON A NEARLY 30-MILLION-DOLLAR PROJECT!

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCHOOL'S BRAND NEW DORM.

IT TOOK TWO YEARS TO BUILD --

BUT ADDS 520 BEDS TO THE GROWING CAMPUS.

IT'S NECESSARY.

F-G-C-U ADDED A THOUSAND NEW STUDENTS THE LAST TWO FALLS.

AND SCHOOL LEADERS ADMIT --

BUILDING ANOTHER ONE IS ON THE RADAR. Return to index of stories...


FGCU NEW DORM-SOTVO


Madison Sistevaris/Prospective Student

00:59-1:06

To keep making more buildings for rooms and more building for classes and things like that./

Debbie white/Parent

02:11-15

There's this whole UNTI just for freshman so they kind if put all the newbies together

AND THE BUILDING MIGHT NOT BE OVER.

SCHOOL LEADERS ADMIT --

BUILDING ANOTHER ONE IS ON THE RADAR. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE THREE------------


NATS

DEADLY MUDSLIDES.

FLASH FLOODS.

TORRENTIAL RAIN AND TWO-THOUSAND PEOPLE TRAPPED.

THE NATURAL DISASTER OUT WEST.

PLUS --

THE PERFECT CLOSET TURNED "PERFECT CRIME SCENE."

WHAT ROBBERS JUST DID INSIDE THIS THREE-STORY, MILLION-DOLLAR CLOSET FILLED WITH DESIGNER GOODS.

A MOTHER GONE.

MISSING FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.

TONIGHT - NEW CLUES IN HER DISAPPERANCE.

WHERE SHE WAS LAST SEEN AND AND WHERE POLICE THINK SHE MIGHT BE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A CA MUDSLIDES-NATSVO


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TZ3 B THREE STORY CLOSET ROBBED-VO


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TZ3 C MISSING MOM-VO


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