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DIRECTORS PAGE DAS RULES-SOTVO
HEADLINES------------- GLUTEN FREE LABELS-OTS VO
HL1) FLOODING AND 911 CALLS-trxSOTVO GRAIN DRAIN-OTS SOTVO WIPE
HL2) FL ALLEGIANT SCARE-trxSOTVO GRAIN DRAIN-SOTVO
HL3) POTTY TRAINING SECRETS-trxVOTOPS NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP TEASE ONE------------
BODY FOUND OFF OF I75-SSTOPS FLY VO WIPE TZ1 A FL ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY-SOTVO
BODY FOUND OFF OF I75-SOTVO OC TZ1 B BABY SEAL-VOTOPS
FLOODING AND 911 CALLS-OC SOT WIPE VEGAS FLOODING-NATSVOTOPS
FLOODING AND 911 CALLS-VIDBOXES JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
FLOODED CARS-VOTOPS WIPE FORECAST-PHC
FLOODED CARS-SOT WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
FLASH FLOOD IN NAPLES FB VIDEO-NATSVO TOPS OC FL ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY-OC SOTVO1 WIPE
BUSINESS AND HOME CLEANUP-OC VO WIPE FL ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY-SOTVO2
BUSINESS AND HOME CLEANUP-SOTVO FEMALE SCIENTIST LEGO SET-POP SS(2) POP
NAPLES LIGHTNING GRAPHIC-SSTOPS BABY SEAL SURFING-VO IN TCMON
BREAKING-CLIP NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
NY BUS CRASH-VOTOPS TEASE TWO------------
DEVELOPING-CLIP TZ2 A POTTY TRAINER-VOTOPS-WIPE
SOSA CHARGES DROPPED-OTS SS OC TZ2 B MENU TRICKS-VOTOPS
CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-OTS POTTY TRAINER-POP
GOVERNOR IN NAPLES-OC VO WIPE POTTY TRAINER-PKG
GOVERNOR IN NAPLES-SOTVO WIPE MENU TRICKS-TCMON VO
GOVERNOR ENCOUNTERS SNAKE-VOTOPS SCRABBLE ADDS SELFIE HASHTAG-OC VO
GOVERNOR ENCOUNTERS SNAKE-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
US GENERAL KILLED-BNC TEASE THREE------------
DAYS INN HOMICIDE-OTS SS(2) VO TZ3 A AFGHANISTAN SHOOTING-VO
WILSON ANNIVERSARY-OC VO TZ3 B DUNKIN DONUTS-VO
WILSON ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO TZ3 C HOT CAR CAM-SOTVO
DAS RULES-OC VO WIPE FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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i'm stuck in the car. the water is coming up to the door.

TRAPPED IN THE FLOOD!

NOW AT 5 --

THE AFTERMATH OF RECORD RAINFALL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

HEAR THE 911 CALLS FOR HELP --

AND SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE COPING TONIGHT.

"Thank goodness I'm on the ground now. That's the most important thing. It wasn't my day, thank good

AIR SCARE--

PEOPLE ON A FLIGHT FROM FLORIDA THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO DIE.

NOW AT 5--

WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW THEY WERE SAVED.

AND SECRETS REVEALED.

A MAJOR PARENTING PROBLEM SOLVED.

NOW AT 5 --

ABC7 DISCOVERS HOW YOU CAN POTTY TRAIN YOUR CHILD IN JUST TWO DAYS.

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


HL1) FLOODING AND 911 CALLS-trxSOTVO


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HL2) FL ALLEGIANT SCARE-trxSOTVO


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HL3) POTTY TRAINING SECRETS-trxVOTOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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BODY FOUND OFF OF I75-SSTOPS FLY VO WIPE


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT-

A BODY FOUND ON THE SIDE OF I-75.

IT WAS NEAR THE COLONIAL RAMP. NEAR A LANDSCAPING.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL ON THE SCENE.

THEY GOT HERE BEFORE NOON AND HAVE BEEN COMBING THE AREA.

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BODY FOUND OFF OF I75-SOTVO OC


Sgt. Scott Lineberger

LCSO Our major crime units are on scene conducting a death investigation. At this point in time it's very preliminary. We're just starting the investigation.

DEPUTIES WILL NOW TELL US IF THE BODY IS THAT OF A MAN OR WOMAN.

THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE TRAUMA TO THE BODY AND HOW IT ENDED UP IN THE TALL GRASS HERE.

CRIME SCENE TAPES IS STILL UP -- ROPING OFF THE AREA FOR INVESTIGATORS.

STAY WITH ABC 7 BOTH ON AIR AND ONLINE FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING AND 911 CALLS-OC SOT WIPE


OUR OTHER BIG STORY --

THE AFTERMATH OF RECORD RAIN.

WE'RE GETTING NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT --

ABOUT MONDAY'S FLOODING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

:06 YEAH, I NEED HELP OUT OUT HERE ON QUAIL 4TH BOULEVARD. I'M STUCK IN THE CAR. THE WATER IS COMING UP TO THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


FLOODING AND 911 CALLS-VIDBOXES


THAT WAS JUST ONE OF THE 259 CALLS THAT CAME INTO THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER MONDAY AFTERNOON.

FOR CONTEXT --

ON A TYPICAL DAY, THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER WOULD GET ABOUT 100 CALLS FOR SERVICE DURING A SIMILAR TIME SPAN.

OF THOSE 259 CALLS-

47 FOR DISABLED VEHICLES

AND 46 WERE FIRE AND EMS CALLS.

IN ADDITION TO DISABLED VEHICLES-

STORM-RELATED CALLS TO CCSO INCLUDED:

- FIRE ALARMS

- VEHICLE CRASHES

- DOWNED POWER LINES

- BRUSH FIRES

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FLOODED CARS-VOTOPS WIPE


HUNDREDS OF DRIVERS IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE WITHOUT RIDES TODAY BECAUSE OF YESTERDAY'S FLASH FLOODING.

EVEN TODAY TOW TRUCK COMPANIES CONTINUED PICKING UP DOZENS AND DOZENS OF ABANDONED CARS.

ABC 7 RODE ALONG WITH A TOW TRUCK DRIVER ON HIS BUSY ROUTE. Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CARS-SOT WIPE


Ben Kaye, Naples resident

20:25:16-:20

It was hours and hours. I thought it was going to stop, I kept hoping it would stop, but it just kept raining.

BUTT TO

David Nourse, Naples resident

20:21:14-:19

Just came down in buckets. It just didn't stop. I mean, I haven't seen anything like that probably ever. Return to index of stories...


FLASH FLOOD IN NAPLES FB VIDEO-NATSVO TOPS OC


nats of Talk about wet eh? Nats of rain

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A VIEWER SENT US THIS VIDEO ON FACEBOOK.

WATER-

WELL ABOVE THIS MAN'S KNEES YESTERDAY AT THE CORNER OF GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY AND HIGHWAY 41, NEXT TO THE COASTLAND MALL.

LOOK AT THIS MAN-

TRYING TO GET BACK TO A TRUCK STUCK IN THE FLOODWATERS.

THE OFFICIAL RAIN TOTAL FOR NAPLES YESTERDAY?

AN ALL-TIME AUGUST RECORD IN NAPLES OF 6-POINT-72 INCHES. Return to index of stories...


BUSINESS AND HOME CLEANUP-OC VO WIPE


THE WATER HAS RECEDED -- BUT THE MESS IS FAR FROM OVER FOR SOME IN NAPLES.

CAMP BOW WOW IS A DOGGY DAYCARE.

WORKERS BROUGH IN LARGE DE-HUMIDIFIERS HOPING TO SUCK THE MOISTURE OUT OF THEIR WOOD FLOORS.

THE TEAM WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT CLEANING.

ALL OF THE ANIMALS ARE OKAY.

SIGNATURE TREE CARE IS AIR DRYING IT'S CARPETS AN FURNITURE OUTSIDE.

FANS INSIDE ARE CONSTANTLY RUNNING.

THE WATER RUINED THEIR CABINETS.

THE BUSINESS TELLS US THE REAL COST ISN'T THE PRICE TO FIX. Return to index of stories...


BUSINESS AND HOME CLEANUP-SOTVO


Jean-Bernard terrete -signature tree care - "we're going to have to spend time to fix what's destroyed and the time that we spend doing that is the one that we don't spend working in he field."

ANOTHER BUSINESS TELLS US WITH THE WATER DAMAGE THEY WON'T BE OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES LIGHTNING GRAPHIC-SSTOPS


IN ADDITION TO THE HEAVY DOWNPOURS --

ANOTHER DANGEROUS AND DEADLY PROBLEM.

LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD BE SEEN IN A 10-MILE RADIUS FROM DOWNTOWN NAPLES.

THERE WERE MORE THAN 16-THOUSAND LIGHTNING STRIKES AND 870 COULD TO GROUND STRIKES. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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NY BUS CRASH-VOTOPS


THIS JUST IN-

11 PEOPLE ARE HURT AFTER TWO DOUBLE DECKER SIGHT SEEING BUSES COLLIDED IN TIMES SQUARE.

A WITNESS SAYS THE TOUR BUS WAS SPEEDING DOWN 7TH AVENUE WHEN SHE HAD TO GRAB HER DAUGHTER OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE THE BUSES COLLIDED.

8 OF THE INJURED WERE PEDESTRIANS WHO WERE ON THE SIDEWALK AND NOT ON THE BUS.

ONE OF THOSE IS A CHILD.

STAY WITH ABC 7 FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


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SOSA CHARGES DROPPED-OTS SS OC


A DEVELOPING STORY WE'RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW-

ABC 7 HAS LEARNED CHARGES WERE DROPPED AGAINST A MAN ACCUSED OF BITING A ONE-YEAR-OLD BOY.

ANDREW SOSA WAS ACCUSED OF CRUELTY TO A CHILD.

BUT THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS CHARGES WERE DROPPED BECAUSE OF LACK OF EVIDENCE.

IT SAYS THERE WAS A MARK ON THE CHILD BUT THE SKIN IS NOT BROKEN, AND THE MARK IS BARELY DISCERNABLE

AND THE CHILD DID NOT APPEAR TO BE IN DISTRESS.

YOU MAY REMEMBER-

SOSA WAS ARRESTED LAST YEAR IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT-

FOR LEAVING HIS BABY LOCKED IN A CAR WHILE HE WENT TO A STRIP CLUB, Return to index of stories...


CRIST ANNOUNCEMENT-OTS


ALL NEW AT FIVE -

DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL CHARLIE CRIST AND INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN RICK SCOTT ARE BOTH ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TODAY.

CRIST STOPPED IN FORT LAUDERDALE TO RELEASE HIS PLAN TO HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS.

THAT INCLUDES ADDING FUNDING TO EDUCATION -

INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE TO 10-10 AN HOUR AND EXTENDING HEALTH CARE. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR IN NAPLES-OC VO WIPE


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TODAY ROLLED OUT HIS $1-BILLION DOLLAR ENVIRONMENT BLUEPRINT FOR FLORIDA.

HE DID THAT TODAY IN NAPLES.

SCOTT MADE A CAMPAIGN STOP AT THE AUDUBON CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY.

THE GOVERNOR, CRITICIZED BY SOME ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FOR NOT DOING ENOUGH, SAID HE WOULD INVEST A MILLION DOLLARS INTO THE STATE'S ENVIRONMENT. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR IN NAPLES-SOTVO WIPE


Gov. Rick Scott 35:18 One of the most strategic investments we can make is our natural resources. So we'll continue to invest like this. 35:22

THE PLAN CALLS FOR INVESTING $20-MILLION INTO THE CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY.

DEMOCRATS TODAY CALLED SCOTT'S PROPOSAL AN ELECTION GIMMICK. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR ENCOUNTERS SNAKE-VOTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

THE GOVERNOR HAD AN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH NATURE-

AN EASTERN DIAMOND BACK RATTLE SNAKE WAS JUST FEET FROM HIM- AND HIS DAUGHTER.

ONLY ON ABC 7 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AFTER THE VENOMOUS SNAKE SLITHERED AWAY FROM THE GOVERNOR HE WAS LEAVING CORKSCREW SWAP SANCTUARY. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR ENCOUNTERS SNAKE-SOTVO


Cody Vildostegui Governor's Aide 41:59 How close would you say the snake was to the governor? If I had to guess 20 or 30 feet probably. We all made sure to keep our distance and I don't think anyone was eager to get close and put ourselves into harms way. 42:12

THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF SAYS WHILE THE SNAKE WAS JUST FEET AWAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE HE WAS IN ANY DANGER.

THE DIAMOND BACK IS THE MOST VENOMOUS SNAKE IN NORTH AMERICA. Return to index of stories...


US GENERAL KILLED-BNC


NEW AT 5-

ALARMING NEWS IN AFGHANISTAN!

A U-S GENERAL HAS BECOME THE HIGHEST-RANKING ARMY OFFICER KILLED IN THE IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN WARS.

A MEMBER OF THE AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES STARTED SHOOTING AT A BASE TODAY.

HE HURT 15 PEOPLE.

ABOUT HALF WERE AMERICANS.

AND THE GENERAL WAS KILLED.

WE GO IN-DEPTH AT 530. Return to index of stories...


DAYS INN HOMICIDE-OTS SS(2) VO


A MAN IS UNDER ARREST TONIGHT --

DEPUTIES SAY HE KILLED ANOTHER MAN IN A NORTH FORT MYERS HOTEL.

U-S MARSHALS TOOK QUAYSHUN LEWIS ALSO KNOWN AS GOONIE INTO CUSTODY THIS MORNING.

LEWIS HAS A LENGHTY CRIMINAL RECORD.

DEPUTIES SAY HE SHOT AND KILLED LINDSEY JOE HOLLINS YESTERDAY.

OFFICERS GOT A CALL ABOUT A FIGHT AT THE DAYS INN ALONG US 41 NEAR HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY AROUND FIVE LAST NIGHT.

THEY FOUND HOLLINS WITH MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS INSIDE A CAR-

A SECOND PERSON-

A WOMAN WAS STRUCK BY SHARDS OF GLASS.

LEWIS IS EXPECTED TO BE CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


WILSON ANNIVERSARY-OC VO


ONE YEAR AGO TODAY --

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

WILSON WAS SHOT RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC ABUSE CALL --

IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

TODAY --

MANY PEOPLE AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARE HONORING HIM.

DEPUTIES ARE WEARING MOURNING BANDS ON THEIR BADGES.

OTHER SHERIFF'S OFFICE STAFFERS ARE WEARING BLUE AS A TRIBUTE. Return to index of stories...


WILSON ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO


BILL PRUMMELL/CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF."

"It's tough. It's tough when you lose a colleague you lose a friend. We all kind of mourn about it and remember him in our own way."

SHERIFF BILL PRUMMELL SAYS AN OFFICER DIES ONCE EVERY HOUR IN THE U-S.

THE SHERIFF WAS SUPPOSED TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH AT THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS MINOR LEAGUE GAME LAST NIGHT --

IN HONOR OF WILSON.

BUT RAIN POSTPONED IT.

IT'LL BE RE-SCHEDULED FOR ANOTHER TIME. Return to index of stories...


DAS RULES-OC VO WIPE


MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO PROTECT ANIMALS IN LEE COUNTY.

THAT'S THE MESSAGE FROM LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES AS THEY WORK TO FIX THE ANIMAL ORDINANCE.

THEY'VE WORKED ON THE NEW LAWS FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

THIS PAST MAY - LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVED RULES FOR PET OWNERS.

THOSE INCLUDE MANDATORY MICROCHIPS, SPAYING AND NEUTERING, BREEDER PERMITS AND ANTI-TETHERING.

STAFF WANTS TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO LOOPHOLES SO THE RULES CAN BE ENFORCED.

COMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER THE NEW ORDINANCE THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


DAS RULES-SOTVO


if we enact the ordinance as its been accepted, it's gonna have fallout. Already been lawsuits in other US Districts

none if what is there - the chipping and breeder certification, can really be enforced.

WORKERS ARE FINALIZING FINES AND FEES FOR PET OWNER WHO TETHER THEIR ANIMALS.

COMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER THE NEW ORDINANCE THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


GLUTEN FREE LABELS-OTS VO


IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING --

NEW GLUTEN FREE LABELS HIT STORES TODAY.

THE F-D-A WANTS TO REGULATE GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS.

A BIG TREND GROWING IN POPULARITY.

HERE'S WHAT MATTERS.

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

BUT IN THE PAST --

GLUTEN-FREE WAS NOT DEFINED.

THE F-D-A'S LABEL IS VOLUNTARY, BUT MOST COMPANIES ARE COMPLYING. Return to index of stories...


GRAIN DRAIN-OTS SOTVO WIPE


ONE DOCTOR SAYS WE CAN PREVENT ALZHEIMER'S ALTOGETHER BY CHANGING OUR DIETS AND ELIMINATING GLUTEN.

"Your key to weight loss is to eat more fat. Eat fat, get thin!"

NEUROLOGIST DAVID PERLMUTTER - AUTHOR OF GRAIN BRAIN - SAYS AMERICANS SHOULD ALSO BE EATING VERY FEW CARBS -JUST 60 TO 80 GRAMS A DAY.

AND REPLACING THOSE CARBS WITH FAT.

PERLMUTTER SAYS CARBS CAUSE A BLOOD SUGAR SPIKE- UPPING THE RISK OF DEMENTIA AND TYPE-TWO DIABETICS HAVE DOUBLEDTHE RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S.

ONE STUDY FOUND THE RISK OF DEMENTIA WAS 42-PERCENT LOWER IN THOSE WHO CONSUMED A

HIGHER FAT, LOWER CARB DIET. Return to index of stories...


GRAIN DRAIN-SOTVO


David Perlmutter, MD, FACN

Board Certified Neurologist

"This is a totally foreign diet for humans. We've never had carbohydrates like

this in our diet."

HE SAYS LOAD UP ON NUTS, VEGGIES, OLIVE OIL, PROTEIN, AVOCADOS -

AND SOME DAIRY - BUT CHOOSE WHOLE MILK.

STAY AWAY FROM TRANS FATS, SUGARS, PROCESSED FOODS AND CARBS. Return to index of stories...


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


She hit the ceiling. She had this gash on her side, actually she looked a little dazed."

SCARE IN THE AIR--

THE TURBULENT FLORIDA FLIGHT THAT MADE PASSENGERS HIT THE CEILING.

SEAL SURFING--

HOW THIS YOUNG SEAL CRASHED A SURFING SESSION AND ENDED UP IN A DELICATE BALANCING ACT.

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


TZ1 A FL ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY-SOTVO


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TZ1 B BABY SEAL-VOTOPS


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VEGAS FLOODING-NATSVOTOPS


NATS OF WATER

THE VEGAS STRIP GOT A CLEANING YESTERDAY.

WATER GUSHED DOWN STREETS THERE AFTER FLASH FLOODS.

A LANDSLIDE BLOCKED ONE ROAD.

NO ONE GOT HURT. 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


FORECAST: Less rain expected Wednesday

Compliments of an onshore westerly wind flow, scattered showers and thunderstorms were able to impact areas of Lee and Charlotte Counties this morning with some locally heavy rainfall. Doppler radar-estimates place between.5" and 2" of rain early today in parts of northern Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and Punta Gorda.

This afternoon though, conditions are notably quieter. Though we will need to account for the chance of an shower or storm tonight, we will finish the day with far less activity than we had when it started.

On Wednesday expect more of a northwest wind flow early in the day. That means the morning hours are expected to be drier than how Tuesday morning was. Through the mid-day hours a passing shower or storm is possible along the US41 corridor. With the seabreeze coming onshore from the Gulf of Mexico, the majority of any showers or storms on Wednesday afternoon would be expected along and east of the I-75 corridor.

Temperatures on Wednesday should be warmer and more seasonal than today. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to churn off the east coast of the United States but poses to theat to mainland North America.

Data shows the storm is moving north-northeast at 22 mph. Maximum sustained winds are still at 60 mph, but the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


FL ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY-OC SOTVO1 WIPE


PEOPLE ON A FLIGHT OUT OF FLORIDA MONDAY --

THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO DIE.

"I'm thinking this is going to be a plane crash."

SEVERE TURBULENCE SENT PASSENGERS AND A MEMBER OF THE CREW FLYING --

ON THE ALLEGIANT AIRLINES FLIGHT FROM FORT LAUDERDALE TO NORTH CAROLINA.

PASSENGERS SAY THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF DRINK SERVICE --

WHEN THE PLANE MADE A SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED FREE FALL.

11-THOUSAND FEET IN MERE MINUTES!

A FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND THREE PASSENGERS GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


FL ALLEGIANT EMERGENCY-SOTVO2


"I mean, she took a beating. She hit the ceiling. She had this gash on her side, actually she looked a little dazed."

"It was just like getting in a car crash or something. It's like you dropped. Everything flew up for like two seconds and everyone sat down and was like 'what just happened'?"

THE WEBSITE "FLIGHTAWARE-DOT-COM" SHOWS THE PLANE ABRUPTLY CHANGING COURSE OVER PALM COAST.

THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT SAINT PETE CLEARWATER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

PASSENGERS ARE GETTING A 100 DOLLAR VOUCHER FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE SCIENTIST LEGO SET-POP SS(2) POP


SALES ARE SOARING FOR A NEW SET OF LEGOS.

THEY FEATURE FEMALE SCIENTISTS.

A FEW MONTHS AGO-

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD CHARLOTTE WROTE LEGO THIS LETTER.

SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF FEMALE FIGURINES.

SHE WANTED FEMALE CHARACTERS WHO DO MORE THAN STAY HOME, GO TO THE BEACH AND SHOP.

CHARLOTTED ASKED FOR LEGO GIRL PEOPLE THAT GO ON ADVENTURES.

LEGO LISTENED.

YESTERDAY-

IT LAUNCHED THE CROWD-SOURCED FEMALE SCIENTISTS SET.

IT FEATURES AN ASTRONOMER, A PALEONTOLOGIST AND A CHEMIST.

GET THIS -

IT'S ALREADY SOLD OUT!

MORE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE SET COSTS 19-99. Return to index of stories...


BABY SEAL SURFING-VO IN TCMON


HERE'S ABC7'S VIDEO OF THE DAY!

SURFERS IN THE U-K GOT THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME --

WHEN A BABY SEAL DECIDED HE WANTED TO GO SURFING.

TAKE A LOOK!

THE YOUNG SEAL CRASHED THEIR SURF SESSION --

CLIMBING ON THEIR BOARDS AND ATTEMPTING TO BALANCE.

THE SURFERS CAUGHT THE WHOLE THING ON A GO-PRO CAMERA.

ONE OF THE SURFERS TOLD THE B-B-C --

THE SEAL HUNG OUT AND 'HUNG TEN' WITH THEM FOR NEARLY AN HOUR.

HE ALSO CALLED IT A "ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE." Return to index of stories...


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


POTTY TRAINING MADE SIMPLE--

THE WOMAN WHO SAYS IT CAN BE DONE IN JUST TWO DAYS--

HER POTTY TRAINING SECRETS NEXT.

AND--

RESTAURANT MENU TRICKS EXPOSED--

WHY YOU'RE LIKELY TO SPEND MORE ON CERTAIN DISHES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A POTTY TRAINER-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B MENU TRICKS-VOTOPS


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POTTY TRAINER-POP


PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINING.

THE TRENDY NEW BUSINESS TO HELP MOMS AND DADS IN THE BIG CITY.

TONIGHT - FORGET THE HEFT PRICE TAG.

ABC'S PAULA FARIS SHOWS US THE SECRETS FROM THE PROFESSIONALS TO MAKE POTTY TRAINING A SNAP. Return to index of stories...


POTTY TRAINER-PKG


SAMANTHA ALLEN/FOUNDER, NYC POTTY TRAINING

MARISA AND DOUG REGAL/HIRED PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER FOR SON

SOT Samantha-- I'm a professional potty trainer

ENTER SAMANTHA ALLEN.A NEW YORK CITY POTTY TRAINER WHO SAYS SHE CAN GET

THE JOB DONE IN JUST TWO DAYS!

SOT PAULA 01:53:26 I know some parents will be skeptical how do you do it

in two days?

SOT SAMANTHA 01:53:42 I create as many opportunities for practice as

possible and I choose a good reinforcer/ 01:54:57 it doesn't matter if that

child likes to be thrown up in the air

or if its candy

MARISA AND DOUG REGAL TRIED TRAINING THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD SON ETHAN FOR *MONTHS*

SOT Paula /so you're frustratedyou're annoyedwhy did you call Samantha?

SOT Doug 01;16;57;54 / I think it just made sense to call somebody who can

help us put the dots together quickly.

SOT Paula/so you guys aren't embarrassed by this at all?

SOT Marisa/ 01;19;01;59 no! She has more experience than we do/ if there

's an area where you need assistance there's no harm in asking for it.

Nat Samantha "drink this"

So HOW DOES SAMANTHA DO IT? SHE STARTS BY GIVING ETHAN *LOTS* OF LIQUIDS.

Nat samantha "here-take a sip"

THEN, SETS A TIMER TO BUZZ EVERY 30 MINUTES.

nats buzzer "it's time to go!"

nats door shuts

THIS ROUTINE PLAYS ON REPEAT AGAINAND AGAIN UNTIL A CHILD CAN FINALLY GO ON

THEIR OWN.

BUT A SERVICE LIKE THIS DOESN'T COME CHEAP.A TWO DAY SESSION WILL RUN

YOU A WHOPPING $1,750

Nats georgina reading to iggy

BUT FOR MOM GEORGINA MACKEN, WHO STRUGGLED FOR *TWO YEARS* TO POTTY TRAIN

HER SON IGGYTHAT MONEY WAS NOT FLUSHED DOWN THE TOILET**

SOT GEORGINA 03:06:08 I thought it was a miracle. he had this sense of

achievement like he's really proud of himself

WHILE SAMANTHA DOESN'T GURANTEE SHE CAN POTTY TRAIN ANY CHILD

HER SUCCESS RATE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

SOT-

01;36;12;50ALLEN: 100 PERCENT.

01;36;13;27FARRIS: A 100 PERCENT SUCCESS RATE?

01;36;15;55ALLEN: 100 PERCENT.

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MENU TRICKS-TCMON VO


ALSO NEW TONIGHT --

ABC7 IS EXPOSING TRICKS THAT RESTAURANTS USE --

TO GET YOU TO BUY WHAT THEY WANT.

IT MAKES SENSE.

THEY WANT YOU TO BE THE DINNERS THEY PROFIT FROM THE MOST.

AND A RECENT STUDY AT CORNELL SHOWS --

THEY DO IT, BY HOW THEY DESIGN THE MENU.

RESEARCHERS FOUND YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO ORDER SOMETHING IN BOLD, HIGHLIGHTED OR COLORED TEXT.

YOU'RE DRAWN TO THINGS IN BOXES OR THAT HAVE A FEW EXTRA WORDS.

LIKE WHEN A "SEAFOOD FILET" BECAME A "SUCCULENT ITALIAN SEAFOOD FILET."

YOU ALSO TEND TO SPEND MORE MONEY --

IF THE PRICE OF A DISH IS LISTED WITHOUT A DOLLAR SIGN OR THE WORD "DOLLARS."

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SCRABBLE ADDS SELFIE HASHTAG-OC VO


SCRABBLE PLAYERS REJOICE -

YOU JUST GOT MORE WORDS FOR THOSE TINY TILES AND THEY APPLY TO THE 21 CENTURY.

HASHTAG.

SELFIE.

GEOCACHE.

THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE NEW WORDS ACCEPTED IN THE GAME OF SCRABBLE.

PUBLISHER MERRIAM-WEBSTER SAYS THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE GAME'S DICTIONARY INCLUDES FIVE-THOUSAND NEW WORDS.

IT'S THE FIRST NEW EDITION IN NEARLY A DECADE.

OTHER WORDS INCLUDE "EMO," "BLING," "MIXTAPE" AND "BEATBOX."

YOU CAN BUY THAT NEW DICTIONARY TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


A DEADLY ATTACK ON A U-S BASE IN AFGHANISTAN.

AN AMERICAN TWO-STAR GENERAL WAS KILLED.

AHEAD ON 7 -- HOW THE INSIDER ATTACK HAPPENED --

AND WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE HIGH RANKING OFFICER.

JOKER MASKS.

GUNS.

THEY WEREN'T INTERESTED IN THE DONUTS.

WHAT THESE GUNMEN DID TO A DONUT SHOP CUSTOMER AND CLERK AND WATCH AS THEY EVEN TAKE THE TIP JAR.

"If we can send a man to the moon, surely there has to be a solution to our kids dying in a car."

SO TONIGHT -

A SOLUTION!

THE NEW WAY FLORIDA PARENTS ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE CHILDREN AREN'T LEFT TO DIE IN HOT CARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A AFGHANISTAN SHOOTING-VO


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TZ3 B DUNKIN DONUTS-VO


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TZ3 C HOT CAR CAM-SOTVO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

MARIA MERCES SCHMIDT OF CAPE CORAL

THANKS FOR WATCHING MARIA.

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