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DIRECTORS PAGE GOV SCOTT CAMPAIGN TOUR-SOTVO
HEADLINES GOVERNOR AND A SNAKE-TRX-VOTOPS
HL 1) FLOODED CARS-SOTVO NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) 911 CALL BREAKDOWN-VOTOPS TEASE TWO
HL 3) FM ROBBERY-VOTOPS TZ2 A NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP TZ2 B FM ROBBERY-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP B WEATHER-PWC
FLOODED CARS 911-SOTVO WEATHER-WXWALL
FLOODED CARS 911-SOTVO NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VO-WIPE
FLOODED CARS-2 SH POP VO NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO
FLOODED CARS-SOTVO MEDIA CHANGES-VO-OC
QUAIL RUN MTSU-TRX-VOTOPS MEDIA CHANGES-SOTVO
QUAIL RUN MTSU-SOTVO CAPE BRIDGE WORK-SS-VO-WIPE
WATER CLEAN UP COSTS-VO-WIPE CAPE BRIDGE WORK-SOTVO
WATER CLEAN UP COSTS-SOTVO FM ROBBERY-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
BODY FOUND ON I75-VOTOPS-OC TEASE THREE-POP
BODY FOUND ON I75-SOTVO TZ3 A SPORTS TEASE-VO-DISS
911 BREAKDOWN-VO-WIPE TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP B
911 BREAKDOWN-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) CLOSET THEIF-VOTOPS-WIPE
SGT WILSON 1 YEAR-TC MON VO 11PM TZ2) BODY ON I75-VOTOPS
SGT WILSON 1 YEAR-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DAYS INN HOMICIDE-SS(2)-VO TONY BOSCH-VOTOPS
OREGON MOM DEATH-VO SAMMY WATKINS-POPMON
PARATRANSIT IN LEE COUNTY-VO SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS
SOLID WASTE FEES-VO SAMMY WATKINS-SOTTOPS
DAS RULES-VO-WIPE MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
DAS RULES-SOTVO MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POPMON
TEASE ONE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-VOTOPS
TZ1 A US GENERAL KILLED-VOTOPS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS
TZ1 B SNAKE RICK SCOTT-VOTOPS FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS
US GENERAL KILLED-SSTOPS-OC-VO BECKY HAMMOND-VOTOPS
DOUBLE DECKER BUS COLLISION-TRX-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
GOV SCOTT CAMPAIGN TOUR-VO-WIPE  


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HEADLINES


"This is an emergency!"

TROUBLE FOR DRIVERS -- BUSINESSES -- YOU AND ME!

NOW AT 7 --

SEE THE COLLIER COUNTY AFTERMATH --

AFTER MONDAY'S RECORD RAIN!

PLUS -- CALLS FOR HELP --

GO UNANSWERED.

THE OVERNIGHT OUTAGE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

WHY 911 CALLS NEVER MADE IT THROUGH.

AND -- A SCARY STICK UP!

THE ARMED ROBBER CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

WHERE HE STORMED A STORE WITH A GUN IN LEE COUNTY.

ON THE NEWS AT 7.

IT STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) FLOODED CARS-SOTVO


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HL 2) 911 CALL BREAKDOWN-VOTOPS


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HL 3) FM ROBBERY-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


STORMWARN 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP B


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CARS 911-SOTVO


""A 2005 Dodge Magnum. Please Somebody. This is an emergency!"""

STUCK, STRANDED OR SINKING.

ALL REASONS FOR MORE THAN 100 CALLS TO 911 YESTERDAY.

TONIGHT WE'RE GETTING TO HEAR SOME OF THOSE CALLS --

AS COLLIER COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS RUSHED OUT TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CARS 911-SOTVO


i need help out here on quail force boulevard im stuck in the car and the water is going up to my door

SCENES LIKE THESE WERE COMMON YESTERDAY AS RECORD RAINFALL SLAMMED NAPLES AND COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CARS-2 SH POP VO


TOW TRUCK COMPANIES ARE GETTING CALL AFTER CALL --

TO PICK UP FLOODED CARS AROUND COLLIER COUNTY.

MONDAY --

FLOODING LEFT HUNDREDS OF CARS --

DEAD IN THE WATER.

PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH SAY --

THE RAIN WAS RELENTLESS.

ALL THEY COULD DO WAS HOPE IT WOULD STOP. Return to index of stories...


FLOODED CARS-SOTVO


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.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS DISPATCH CENTER RECEIVED 259 CALLS FOR HELP YESTERDAY --

OVER JUST THREE HOURS.

THEY SAY THAT'S MORE THAN DOUBLE THAN AVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


QUAIL RUN MTSU-TRX-VOTOPS


HERE YOU'RE GETTING A LOOK FIRST HAND AT THE FRUSTRATION.

WHEN CARS WOULDN'T WORK --

PEOPLE HAD TO SIMPLY WALK AWAY.

THIS IS IN NAPLES -- ALONG FOREST LAKES BOULEVARD.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT FLOODS THERE OFTEN.

THEY SAY DRAINAGE ISSUES IN THE AREA WERE SUPPOSED TO BE FIXED --

SO THIS WOULDN'T HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


QUAIL RUN MTSU-SOTVO


Dennis Lillis/Neighbor

08:41-48

Some kind of drainage has got to be done here ya know. Where they eliminate that water maybe going into the lakes over here or something like that.

NEIGHBORS ADMIT THE WATER RECEDED FASTER THAN USUAL.

HOURS INSTEAD OF DAYS. Return to index of stories...


WATER CLEAN UP COSTS-VO-WIPE


THE WATER HAS RECEDED --

BUT FOR SOME NAPLES BUSINESSES --

THE MESS IS FAR FROM OVER.

SOME ARE STILL DRYING OUT AT THE MERCANTILE -- LIKE CAMP BOW WOW.

A DOGGY DAYCARE.

ALL OF THE ANIMALS ARE OK.

BUT THE BUSINESS SAYS THE REAL COST. AT THIS POINT. ISN'T MONEY. Return to index of stories...


WATER CLEAN UP COSTS-SOTVO


Jean-Bernard terrete -signature tree care

060932 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.

ONE OF THE OTHER BUSINESSES INSIDE THIS BUILDING SAYS THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO OPEN BACK UP UNTIL SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND ON I75-VOTOPS-OC


DEVELOPING TONIGHT IN LEE COUNTY --

A DEATH INVESTIGATION ON THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE!

A BODY WAS FOUND JUST OFF I-75 SOUTH -- NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD EXIT.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW.

THE CORORNER CAME AND GOT THE BODY.

SOMEONE FOUND IT --

ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE INTERSTATE'S SOUTHBOUND LANES.

WE SAW A LAWN CARE TRUCK NEAR THE CRIME SCENE.

WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THAT COMPANY --

BUT HAVEN'T HEARD BACK.

WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND ON I75-SOTVO


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.:09

HERE'S WHAT WE CAN TELL YOU.

THE BODY WAS DISCOVERED ABOUT 100 FEET FROM THE INTERSTATE'S SOUTHBOUND LANES.

WE SAW A LAWN CARE TRUCK NEAR THE CRIME SCENE.

WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THAT COMPANY --

BUT HAVEN'T HEARD BACK.

WE'LL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THIS. Return to index of stories...


911 BREAKDOWN-VO-WIPE


9-1-1 LINES ARE NOW WORKING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AFTER A GLITCH SHUT THEM DOWN OVERNIGHT.

THE PROBLEM LASTED A LITTLE MORE THAN 8 HOURS.

THE LAST TIME THE SYSTEM WAS DOWN WAS BACK IN DECEMBER.

DURING THIS MORNING'S OUTAGE --

CALLERS WERE DIRECTED TO AN OFFICE NUMBER TO GET AHOLD OF DISPATCHERS.

9-1-1 ADMINISTRATORS SAY THAT THE PROBLEM CAN BE TRACED BACK TO A FAULTY CIRCUIT IN THE NETWORK. Return to index of stories...


911 BREAKDOWN-SOTVO


"In some cases we wouldn't get a voice, so a call would ring into the dispatch center, but you wouldn't be able to hear their voice all the time. We did repeated tests."

DURING THE 8 HOURS --

176 CALLS CAME INTO THE 9-1-1 SYSTEM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

AT LEAST ONE HUNDRED OF THOSE WERE TEST CALLS FROM 9-1-1 STAFF Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON 1 YEAR-TC MON VO


IT'S BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOST ONE OF THEIR OWN.

SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON WAS SHOT AND KILLED RESPONDING TO A CALL.

MANY PEOPLE AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE --

AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENICES ARE HONORING WILSON TODAY.

IN HIS MEMORY -- SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ARE WEARING BLACK MOURNING BANDS ON THEIR BADGES.

OTHER STAFF ARE WEARING BLUE. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON 1 YEAR-SOTVO


"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 TELLS US -- NATIONALLY --

AN OFFICER DIES ONCE EVERY 58 MINUTES.

NEARLY ONE AN HOUR.

LAST NIGHT'S STONE CRAB'S BASEBALL GAME WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYED IN HONOR OF WILSON --

IT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.

WE'RE TOLD IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. Return to index of stories...


DAYS INN HOMICIDE-SS(2)-VO


TONIGHT A MAN IS ACCUSED OF MURDERING 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 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...


OREGON MOM DEATH-VO


NEW AT 7--

THE BODY OF AN OREGON MOM HAS BEEN FOUND NEAR A REMOTE ROAD.

JENNIFER HUSTON WAS LAST SEEN ON JULY 24-TH WHEN HER HUSBAND SAID SHE LEFT TO RUN ERRANDS.

SHE WAS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OUTSIDE A CREDIT UNION, GAS STATION AND INSIDE A DRUG STORE NEAR HER HOME.

TODAY POLICE FOUND HER BODY NEAR HER SUV.

THEY DON'T SUSPECT FOUL PLAY. Return to index of stories...


PARATRANSIT IN LEE COUNTY-VO


SOON YOU COULD SEE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN LEE COUNTY.

LEE TRAN IS GOING TO BUY EIGHT PARA-TRANSIT VEHICLES.

THEY'RE FOR DISABLED RIDERS.

THE VANS RUN ON PROPANE GAS -- INSTEAD OF GASOLINE OR DIESEL.

LEE TRAN'S DIRECTOR SAYS THE NEW VEHICLES SHOULD SAVE TAXPAYERS 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR IN FUEL COSTS. Return to index of stories...


SOLID WASTE FEES-VO


TODAY --

LEE COUNTY LEADERS PUT A HOLD ON HIKING YOUR SOLID WASTE FEES.

THE DIVISION OF SOLID WASTE IS TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR A 5 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT NEXT YEAR.

SO IT ASKED COMMISSIONERS TO RAISE FEES BY ABOUT 4 DOLLARS ON HOMEOWNERS.

BUT COMMISSIONERS DECIDED AGAINST IT.

INSTEAD -- THEY DECIDED TO BRING IN A CONSULTANT FOR ANOTHER OPINION. Return to index of stories...


DAS RULES-VO-WIPE


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THERE'S MORE WORK TO DO --

TO ENFORCE A LAW IMPACTING YOUR PETS.

THE NEW ORDINANCE HAS BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR YEARS.

IN MAY - COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE NEW RULES FOR PET OWNERS.

THEY SPECIFICALLY DEAL WITH MANDATORY MICROCHIPPING, SPAY AND NETURING, BREEDER CERTIFICATION AND ANTI-TETHERING. 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.

STAFF IS FINISHING UP ON THE FINES AND FEES IT CAN LEVY FOR PET OWNERS WHO TETHER ANIMALS.

THEY PLAN TO BRING THE NEW LAW BACK TO COMMISSIONERS THIS FALL. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


AMERICAN ALLIES --

UNDER ATTACK.

STILL AHEAD AT 7.

ABC7 IS JUST NOW LEARNING MORE ABOUT AN AMERICAN GENERAL KILLED OVERSEAS.

PLUS -- A CLOSE ENCOUNTER ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN GOVERNOR SCOTT GOT A VISIT FROM A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SNAKE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A US GENERAL KILLED-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B SNAKE RICK SCOTT-VOTOPS


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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


US GENERAL KILLED-SSTOPS-OC-VO


TONIGHT --

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE HIGHEST RANKING U-S OFFICER TO DIE IN COMBAT SINCE 1970.

THIS IS MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE.

HE WAS KILLED IN A SHOOTING AT AN ARMY FACILITY IN AFGHANISTAN.

MORE THAN A DOZEN ALLIED TROOPS WERE ALSO HURT.

A GUNMAN -- WEARNING AN AFGHAN ARMY UNIFORM -- FIRED ON AMERICANS, NATO TROOPS AND OTHER AFGHANS.

THIS IS THE LATEST IN A STRING OF SO-CALLED GREEN ON BLUE ATTACKS IN AFGHANISTAN.

THAT'S WHERE MEMBERS OF THE AFGHAN FORCES HAVE ATTACKED U-S AND COALITION FORCES. Return to index of stories...


DOUBLE DECKER BUS COLLISION-TRX-VOTOPS


THREE PEOPLE ARE SERIOUSLY HURT IN MANHANTTAN TONIGHT --

AFTER TWO DOUBLE DECKER BUSES COLLIDED IN TIMES SQUARE.

IT WAS FEET FROM THE FAMOUS SPOT WHERE YOU CAN BUY DISCOUNT TICKETS TO BROADWAY SHOWS.

IN ALL 13 PEOPLE WERE INJURED -- BUT NONE LIFE-THREATENING.

WE'RE STILL FINDING OUT WHY THE BUSES CLIPPED EACH OTHER. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


VOTE 2014 OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT CAMPAIGN TOUR-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...


GOV SCOTT CAMPAIGN TOUR-SOTVO


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 DOLLARS INTO THE CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY.

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


GOVERNOR AND A SNAKE-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE --

AIDES OF THE GOVERNOR SAY RICK SCOTT HAD A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH WILDLIFE TODY.

AN EASTERN DIAMONBACK RATTLE SNAKE GOT A LITTLE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT.

AIDES WHO SPOTTED THE SNAKE SAY IT SLITHERED JUST FEET FROM THE GOVERNOR AND HIS DAUGHTER.

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


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TEASE TWO


"I'm always careful to make sure that we never make a mistake and we never compromise our products."

THE SECRET TO SUCCESS.

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FAVORITE --

BOUND FOR INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

SEE HOW NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONERS IS EXPANDING.

ARMED ROBBER ON THE RUN!

HOW YOU CAN EARN CASH --

IF YOU TURN THIS GUY IN! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO


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TZ2 B FM ROBBERY-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-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...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-VO-WIPE


A LOCAL BUSINESS KEEPS GROWING AND GROWING --

NOW NORMAN LOVE IS EXPANDING TO INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

THE LOCAL CHOCOLATE CHAIN STRUCK A DEAL WITH THE PRINCESS CRUISE LINE.

WE ASKED WHAT THIS MEANS FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'RE TOLD -- MORE DEMAND, MORE JOBS.

LOVE WILL HIRE MORE EMPLOYEES TO MEET CONSUMER DEMANDS.

THAT'S NOT ALL --

HE'S BREAKING GROUND ON A NEW LOCATION IN MIROMAR OUTLETS.

THE STORE WILL OPEN IN JUST A FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


NORMAN LOVE EXPANSION-SOTVO


39:49-40:00

"I am in the process of hiring production packaging facilitators shipping and receiving in order to beef up for that partnership."

IN THE FUTURE --

LOVE PLANS TO OPEN LOCATIONS IN SARASOTA AND BROWARD COUNTIES.

HE SAYS E-COMMERCE IS ALSO AN AREA HE HAS YET TO EXPLORE. Return to index of stories...


MEDIA CHANGES-VO-OC


MAJOR CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY TO LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RECENTLY, THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS ANNOUNCED IT HAS NEW MANAGEMENT-

FOX 4 DID THE SAME.

NOW MEDIA GIANT GANNETT ANNOUNCED IT WILL SPLIT IT'S COMPANY IN 2.

ONE FOR BROADCAST AND DIGITAL-

THE OTHER FOR PUBLISHING AND NEWSPAPERS.

GANNETT OWNS THE NEWS PRESS.

WE ASKED A LOCAL MARKETING PROFESSOR --" WHAT'S WITH THE CHANGES?" Return to index of stories...


MEDIA CHANGES-SOTVO


Prof. David Hoffman, Florida Southwestern Marketing and Management

:24:06 From a management perspective, if you've got a product, such

as a paper, news paper and it's not doing well, you're going to have

to come up with an alternative."

FOX4. NAPLES DAILY NEWS AND NEWS PRESS EMPLOY SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN OUR AREA.

WE ASKED HOFFMAN WHAT THESE CHANGES COULD MEAN TO EMPLOYEES AT THESE

COMPANIES AND USERS.

HE SAID IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE WORK-SS-VO-WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW

AN AGING CAPE CORAL BRIDGE IS GETTING SOME MUCH NEEDED ATTENTION.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THE BRIDGE OFF SURFSIDE BOULEVARD AND SOUTHWEST 37TH TERRACE IN JUNE.

WE UNCOVERED THE BRIDGE -- LIKE HUNDRED OTHERS IN THE CAPE ARE REACHING THEIR LIFE EXPECTANCY.

THIS SPECIFIC BRIDGE WAS IN THE WORST SHAPE.

THE REINFORCED STEEL WAS EXPOSED AND RUSTING.

NOW CREWS WILL SPEND THE NEXT 60 DAYS REPAIRING THE BRIDGE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE WORK-SOTVO


00:06:44 "The concrete is pretty thick and the rebar is still in

there, this is a little more severe than a cosmetic fix, but we want

to get it before it does get severe"

CITY OFFICIALS SAY DESPITE THE BRIDGE BEING IN ROUGH SHAPE --

IT'S NO THREAT TO THE PUBLIC.

THE REPAIRS COST JUST OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FM ROBBERY-VO


FORT MYERS POLICE HOPE YOU CAN HELP THEM TONIGHT.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO ROBBED A MOBIL GAS STATION ON PARK 82 DRIVE.

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO --

THE MAN CARRIED A GUN.

HE DEMANDED THE CLERK GIVE HIM CASH FROM THE REGISTER.

HE TOOK IT AND RAN.

NO ONE WAS HURT -- BUT IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE MAN IN THE VIDEO --

CALL CRIMESTOPPERS OR POLICE.

YOU'LL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IF YOUR TIP LEADS TO AN ARREST. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


IS RORY MCILROY THE NEW TIGER WOODS-- HE TALKS ABOUT TAKING THE TORCH---

PLUS SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT--- SAMMY WATKINS TALKS ABOUT LIFE IN THE NFL--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A SPORTS TEASE-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP B


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ1) CLOSET THEIF-VOTOPS-WIPE


AMERICA'S MOST MASSIVE CLOSET --

STRUCK BY A BURGLAR.

NEW AT 11 --

THE SUPSECT CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

HOW LONG HE SPENT --

STEALING THE PRICEY ACCESSORIES. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) BODY ON I75-VOTOPS


PLUS --A BODY FOUND ON I-75 --

BUT QUESTIONS ON WHERE IT CAME FROM.

ABC7 WORKS TO UNCOVER NEW CLUES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TONY BOSCH-VOTOPS


WE START WITH SOME BIG NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SPORTS

TONY BOSCH--- THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S BIGGEST DOPING SCANDAL--- SURRENDERED TO FEDERAL AGENTS THIS MORNING---

BOSCH-- THE HEAD OF THE BIOGENESIS CLINIC-- IS ACCUSSED OF DISTRIBUTING TESTOSTERONE TO PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES FROM 2008 TO 2012--- INCLUDING-- LEAGUE MVP'S ALEX RODRIGUEZ AND RYAN BRAUN--

TODAY BOSCH AGREED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE TESTOSTERONE--

HE COULD FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-POPMON


SOFT HANDS AND QUICK LEGS-- MADE SAMMY WATKINS A FIRST ROUND PICK IN THIS YEAR'S NFL DRAFT-- HARD WORK AND A QUIET CHARM--- HAVE MADE HIM A FAN FAVORITE IN BUFFALO --- HE'S THE FIRST PLAYER ON THE FIELD AND LAST OFF---- AND THE BILLS ARE HOPING THAT TRANSLATES INTO A MONSTER ROOKIE SEASON Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS


WATKINS THE SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT--- PLAYED IN HIS FIRST PRESEASON GAME ON SUNDAY-- WHEN THE BILLS FACED THE GIANTS---

--- WATKINS DIDN'T GET MUCH ACTION--- WITH NO CATCHES--- BUT SAYS HE LEARNED THAT THE NFL IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN COLLEGE Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


THE DOLPHINS-- GET THE THEIR PRESEASON UNDERWAY THIS FRIDAY IN ATLANTA----

--- THE FINS ARE HOPING IT'S THE START OF A RUN TO THE PLAYOFFS-- FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POPMON


RORY MCILROY IS THE NEW NUMBER ONE GOLFER IN THE WORLD-- AND SAYS--- MENTALLY --- HIS IN THE BEST PLACE OF HIS LIFE--- MAYBE THAT'S WHY HE'S THE OVERWHELMING FAVORITE TO WIN THE FINAL MAJOR OF THE YEAR-- THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP---- Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-VOTOPS


MCILROY--- HAS WON THE LAST 3 TOURNAMENT THAT HE'S ENTERED-- INCLUDING THE BRITISH OPEN-- JUST 3 WEEKS AGO---

RORY WAS ON THE COURSE TODAY-- PLAYING A PRACTICE ROUND AT VALHALLA GOLF CLUB---

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS


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FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS


FGCU HEAD COACH JOE DOOLEY PUTTING ON ANOTHER CAMP -- FOR THE YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA---

FORMER EAGLE GREAT-- SHERWOOD BROWN-- FOUND SOME TIME TO LEND A HAND---

BROWN-- WHO WAS THE ASUN PLAYER OF THE YEAR--- BACK IN 2012--- IS TRYING TO KEEP HIS BASKETBALL CAREER ALIVE0 Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS


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BECKY HAMMOND-VOTOPS


BIG MOMENT FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS TODAY---

BECKY HAMMOND-- A SIX TIME ALL STAR IN THE WNBA--- WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON TO BECOME AN ASSISTANT COACH FOR THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS--

SHE WILL BECOME THE FIRST FEMALE --- TO BECOME A FULL-TIME--- PAID ASSISTANT COACH IN THE NBA Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


AWESOME POSSUM---

THIS GUY TRYING TO GET IN THE OAKLAND A'S GAME FOR FREE---- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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