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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 C LIFE IN A DUMPSTER-VOTOPS
ANCHOR SUPERS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HEADLINES------------- NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL1) NAPLES FLOODING UPDATE-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL2) MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-OC TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
HL3) PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-VOTOPS TS1) MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-BNC OC-CG
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO-SS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS3) YOUNG TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER-BNC OC-SS-VO
FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
NAPLES FLOODING UPDATE-VO PORCH TRIAL-TC MON
NAPLES FLOODING UPDATE-SOTVO PORCH TRIAL-PKG
FLOOD COVERAGE WRAP-OC-BNR NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-ONCAM, CG, BNR PF CHANGS SECURITY BREACH-VO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP FL SAME SEX RULING-VO
SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-SS-OC HOT CAR SAFETY DEVICE-VO
YOUNG TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER-OC-(2SS)-VO HOT CAR SAFETY DEVICE-SOTVO
LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-VO JAMES BRADY OBIT-VO
NFM DAYS INN DISTURBANCE-OTS, VO, ss NC REPORTER ATTACKED-OC-NATSVO
711 ROBBER ARRESTED-SS-VO NEAR MISSES WITH DRONES-OC-SOTVO
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP NEAR MISSES WITH DRONES-SOTVO
GOV SCOTT CAMPAIGN-OC-CG BILLION DOLLAR TUNNEL-VO
CRIST FORT LAUDERDALE-OC BILLION DOLLAR TUNNEL-SOTVO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP LIFE IN A DUMPSTER-VO
GANNETT SPINOFF-OC LIFE IN A DUMPSTER-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP CA MYSTERY ANIMAL-TRX-VOTOPS
EBOLA OUTBREAK US PATIENTS-TC MON CA MYSTERY ANIMAL-SOTVO
MORE POSSIBLE EBOLA CASES IN NIGERIA-TC MON UNWANTED DOG FLOWN TO NEW HOME-VO
TOLEDO WATER BAN LIFTED-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
GAZA UPDATE-VO TZ5 A PAPARAZZI AND DRONES-VO-WIPE
AFRICA SUMMIT-OTS TZ5 B SAMSUNG NOTE 4-VOTOPS
BERGDAHL MEETING-VO WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
FL: ALLEGIANT AIR IN FLIGHT EMERGENCY-OC-SOTVO PAPARAZZI AND DRONES-2-SHOT
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT PAPARAZZI AND DRONES-PKG
TZ1 A POWER TO DO ANYTHING-VOTOPS ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
THREAT BRITAIN MANCHESTER AIRPORT-2 SH FORECAST-WX WALL
POWER TO DO ANYTHING-2-SHOT DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
POWER TO DO ANYTHING-PKG HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-2-SH
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-PKG
TZ2 A DOWNTOWN PARKING APP-VO NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP SAMSUNG NOTE 4-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST ROUNDTRIP AIRLINE TICKET-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL PARTY SCHOOLS 2014-OC-CG
DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP MANSERVANTS SERVICE-OC-SS-OC
CLERK OC COURT SCAM-OTS KIDS REACT TO TYPEWRITER-OC-SOTVO
NEW VOTER MAPS-VO TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
NEW VOTER MAPS-SOTVO TZ6 A SCRABBLE DICTIONARY ADDS SELFIE , HASHTAG-
TOURISM ANNOUNCEMENT-OC TZ6 B BULLOCK RACKS IN-VO
DOWNTOWN PARKING APP-VOTOPS FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
LAROSA INVESTIGATION-OTS-VO BULLOCK RACKS IN-VO
FGCU DORMS-OTS VO HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY-OC-NATSVO
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT SCRABBLE DICTIONARY ADDS SELFIE , HASHTAG -VO
TZ3 A HOT CAR SAFETY DEVICE-VO-WIPE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TZ3 B PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-VOTOPS TS1) MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-CGTOPS
PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-2 SHOT TS2) SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO-SS
PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-PKG TS3) YOUNG TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER
TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT TS4)
TZ4 A PORCH TRIAL-SOTVO FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
TZ4 B PF CHANGS SECURITY BREACH-VOTOPS-WIPE CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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HEADLINES-------------


WILD WET WEATHER

RECORD RAINFALL IN COLLIER COUNTY

AS BUSINESSES CLEAN UP AND DRY OUT.

ARE WE IN FOR MORE STORMS TODAY

NO 9-1-1

IF YOU LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY TODAY.

AND PARENTS THIS COULD MAKE YOUR DAY. A PROFESSIONAL WHO PROMISES TO POTTY TRAIN YOUR TOT. IN JUST 2 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


HL1) NAPLES FLOODING UPDATE-VO-WIPE


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HL2) MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-OC


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HL3) PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-ANIBOX


YOU CAN SEE THAT RAIN IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON ABC 7 NEWS AT 9.

I'M AMY SEDLACK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS

WE CAN EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION TODAY.

THE QUESTION EVERYONE HAS IS WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DRY OUT.

LET'S GET YOU UP TO DATE.WITH ABC 7 METEROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE, IN THE ABC 7 STORM WARN HURRICANE TRACKING CENTER

HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE AGAIN TUESDAY

A weak area of low pressure continues to move northward across the Florida Peninsula Tuesday. This is the same low pressure which dumped nearly 6 inches of rain around the Naples area Monday afternoon. With ample moisture still present, expect a passing morning showers and another round of storms later on in the day. Some localized flooding will be possible again this afternoon.

Sunshine will be hard to find again for a good chunk of the day Tuesday. With the clouds in place and rain starting around mid day again, will drop temperatures below the normal - in the upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FLOODING UPDATE-VO


GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING FOR COMMUTERS---

MOST OF THE FLOODING IN COLLIER COUNTY IS GONE.

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT AIRPORT PULLING ROAD AND MERCANTILE AVENUE LOOK LIKE THIS MORNING.

A MUCH DIFFERENT VIEW FROM A FEW HOURS AGO.

MORE GOOD NEWS-- BUSINESSES THAT WERE FLOODED WTH UP TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN INSIDE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

SANDYS CUBAN CAFE GOT HIT WITH MAJOR FLOODING DURING LUNCH TIME-- WHEN THE RESTAURANT WAS FILLED WITH PEOPLE.

AFTER HOURS OF CLEANING- THE OWNER SAYS EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL AND IS THANKFUL THERE WAS NO DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FLOODING UPDATE-SOTVO


Sandra Fernandez, Sandy's Cuban Cafe Owner

:10 "Any damage? Thank god not. Four inches. Thank god we have tile. No wood or carpet. We cleaned everything and we are back to normal. "

WE ALSO CHECKED UP ON CAMP BOW WOW-- A DOGGIE DAYCARE ALSO IN THAT SAME AREA.

IT WAS ALSO FLOODED INSIDE.

THIS MORNING-- THEY ARE OPEN.

AFTER FOUR HOURS OF VACUUMING WATER INSIDE-- THE DOGS ARE DRY AND DOING JUST FINE. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD COVERAGE WRAP-OC-BNR


STAY WITH ABC 7 THROUGHOUT THE EVENING FOR UPDATES ON THE RECORD RAINFALL IN COLLIER COUNTY ON AIR AND--

ONLINE AT ABC DASH 7 DOT COM.

AND IF YOU TOOK ANY PICTURES OF THE FLOODING, YOU CAN POST THOSE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE - ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-ONCAM, CG, BNR


A DEVELOPING SITUATION IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ---

ABC-7 GOT AN ALERT FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE THAT THE 911 LINES ARE BACK UP.

THIS AFFECTS CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND PUNTA GORDA.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THIS.

IN CASE THIS DOES HAPPEN AGAIN THESE ARE THE NUMBERS YOU CALL IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, CALL 941-639-2101.

AND IN PUNTA GORDA, CALL 941-639-4111.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS UPDATING THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE EVERY 30 MINUTES WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION.

WE PUT THE NUMBERS ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL, ABC DASH 7 DOT COM SO YOU CAN ACCESS IT AT ANYTIME.

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-SS-OC


IT'LL BE A SOMBER DAY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

TODAY MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON.

HE WAS KILLED RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HONORED LAST NIGHT AT THE STONE CRABS GAME.

BUT IT WAS CANCELLED BEACAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WILL WEAR BLACK BANDS OVER THEIR BADGES.

THEY WILL ALSO WEAR BLUE IN HONOR OF SERGEANT WILSON. Return to index of stories...


YOUNG TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER-OC-(2SS)-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO LINK 13-YEAR-OLD YOEL MUNOZ TO A MURDER.

DETECTIVES THINK THE TEEN REPEATEDLY STABBED A HOMELESS MAN THIS WEEKEND.

A NEIGHBOR FOUND THOMAS BERG-STROM'S BODY IN A POOL OF BLOOD --

OFF PINE ISLAND ROAD AND SANTA BARBABRA BOULEVARD.

THE TEEN SHOWED LITTLE EMOTION DURING HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON MONDAY.

THE JUDGE FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE TO KEEP HIM IN SECURED DETENTION FOR 21 DAYS.

A KNIFE, BLOODY SHOES AND A HOCKEY MASK ARE AMONG THE EVIDENCE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE.

CAPE CORAL POLICE DON'T BELIEVE ANYONE ELSE WAS INVOLVED -- NOR WAS THIS GANG RELATED. Return to index of stories...


LOUD MUSIC TRIAL-VO


THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A FLORIDA TEEN IN A DISPUTE OVER LOUD MUSIC APPEARED BRIEFLY IN A JACKSONVILLE COURT ON MONDAY.

MICHAEL DUNN WAS CONVICTED OF THREE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER EARLIER THIS YEAR.

BUT A MISTRIAL WAS DECLARED ON THE MURDER CHARGE --

WHEN THE JURY COULDN'T AGREE ON A VERDICT.

DUNN'S SECOND TRIAL ON THE MURDER CHARGE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 22-ND. Return to index of stories...


NFM DAYS INN DISTURBANCE-OTS, VO, ss


NEW DETAILS SURROUNDING A DEATH INVESTIGATION AT A NORTH FORT MYERS HOTEL.

ABC 7 LEARNED EARLY THIS MORNING, THE VICITIM WAS KILLED.

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY GOT A DISTURBANCE CALL AROUND 5 LAST NIGHT.

AT THE DAYS INN ALONG U-S 41 NEAR HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS LINDSEY JOE HOLLINS.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND, HOLLINS HAD A LENGTHY CRIMINAL HISTORY WITH MORE THAN 30 ARRESTS FOR DRUGS AND BURGLARY CHARGES.

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711 ROBBER ARRESTED-SS-VO


FORGET EYE WITNESSES.BRIGHTLY COLORED SHOE LACES ARE WHAT DID AN ACCUSED 7-11 ROBBER IN.

JUSTIN BRANDEN, WAS ARRESTED FOR ROBBING THE STORE ON CYPRESS LAKE DRIVE AND MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE ENTERED THE STORE AND THREATENED THE CASHIER BEFORE GETTING AWAY WITH CASH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

DETECTIVES NOTICED IN THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THE ROBBER HAD DISTINCTIVE RED SHOE LACES ON HIS CONVERSE SNEAKERS.

THEY ALSO SAW THE SAME LACES AND SHOES ON SOMEONE WHO HAD VISITED THE STORE THE NIGHT BEFORE.

THAT PERSON WAS JUSTIN BRANDEN. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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GOV SCOTT CAMPAIGN-OC-CG


THE GOVERNOR'S RACE IS HEATING UP!

BOTH CANIDATES WILL BE MAKING AN APPEARANCE IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL BE COMING TO NAPLES TODAY --

TO CONTINUE HIS "LETS KEEP FLORIDA BEAUTIFUL" TOUR.

THE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS FOR FLORIDA ENVIORMENTAL POLICIES.

HE WILL BE AT THE AUDUBON CORKSCREW SWAMP SANCUARY - IN NAPLES.

BEGINNING THIS MORNING AT 10-A-M.

THE GOVERNOR IS HOPING ALL THE ISSUES HE WILL DISCUSS WILL GO INTO AFFECT DURING A POSSIBLE SECOND TERM.

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Governor Rick Scott Continues "Let's Keep Florida Beautiful Tour" in Naples

TALLAHASSEE - Governor Rick Scott will continue his statewide "Let's Keep Florida Beautiful" tour tomorrow to highlight efforts to protect Florida's environment and introduce new environmental policies for his second term. Governor Scott will visit the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples at 10:00 AM.

WHO: Governor Rick Scott for Florida

WHAT: "Let's Keep Florida Beautiful" tour

WHEN: Tomorrow, August 5, 10:00 AM

WHERE: Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

375 Sanctuary Road W

Naples, FL

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CRIST FORT LAUDERDALE-OC


MEANWHILE -

HIS OPPONENT FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST WILL BE MAKING A MAJOR POLICY ANNOUNCMENT - OF HIS OWN TODAY.

CRIST WILL BE IN FORT LAUDERDALE THIS AFTERNOON AT 2:30.

COUNT ON ABC SEVEN TO BRING YOU THE LATEST ON THIS ANNOUNCMENT.

TOMORROW: Crist to Make Major Policy Announcement in Ft. Lauderdale Area

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla - Governor Charlie Crist will make a major policy announcement tomorrow afternoon at 2:30PM in the Ft. Lauderdale area. More details on the specifics of the event will be released shortly.

What: Governor Crist to Make Major Policy Announcement

Where: Ft. Lauderdale Area

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 2:30PM

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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GANNETT SPINOFF-OC


TODAY THE FORT MYERS "NEWS PRESS" IS LEARNING OF SOME CHANGES.

THEIR PARENT COMPANY. GANNETT. ANNOUCNING IT'S SPLITTING IT'S PUBLISHING BUSINESS FROM IT'S BROADCASTING AND DIGITAL OPERATIONS.

THE COMPANY ALSO EXPANDING.BUYING CARS DOT COM FOR 1.8 BILLION DOLLARS.

GANNETT SAYS THIS WILL MAKE THE PUBLISHING BUSINESS DEBT FREE.

THE SPLIT WILL ALSO MEAN A NEW NAME FOR THE DIGITAL AND BROADCASTING SIDE. THAT NAME HAS NOT BEEN ANNOUCNED. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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EBOLA OUTBREAK US PATIENTS-TC MON


A SECOND AMERICAN WITH THE EBOLA VIRUS IS FLYING BACK TO THE STATES.

A SPECIAL MEDICAL PLANE LEFT LIBERIA'S CAPITAL EN ROUTE TO ATLANTA.

IT REFUELED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO IN BANGOR.

NANCY WRITEBO IS ON BOARD.

A MISSIONARY FROM NORTH CAROLINA.

SHE'LL BE TREATED AT THE SAME HOSPITAL WHERE AN AMERICAN DOCTOR WITH EBOLA IS ALREADY IN QUARANTINE.

BOTH ARE RECEIVING AN EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT. Return to index of stories...


MORE POSSIBLE EBOLA CASES IN NIGERIA-TC MON


THERE MAY BE MORE POSSIBLE CASES OF EBOLA IN NIGERIA

DOCTORS THERE SAY PEOPLE WHO TREATED A LIBERIAN-AMERICAN MAN WHO DIED OF THE DISEASE LAST MONTH MAY ALSO HAVE BECOME INFECTED.

PATRICK SAWYER WAS IN NIGERIA ON BUSINESS. HE GOT THE DISEASE AND DIED FROM IT.

A DOCTOR WHO TREATED HIM HAS ALSO GOTTEN EBOLA.

BUT AUTHORITIES ARE STILL WAITING FOR RESULTS ON THREE OTHER HEALTH WORKERS WHO ALSO ARE SHOWING SYMPTOMS AFTER BEING AROUND SAWYER. Return to index of stories...


TOLEDO WATER BAN LIFTED-VO


GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE IN TOLEDO OHIO.

THE WATER BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED AND THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DRINK IT FOR TWO AND A HALF DAYS AFTER IT BECAME CONTAMINATED.

THAT VIRTUALLY SHUT DOWN THIS CITY OF 400 THOUSAND.

OFFICIALS SAY THE WATER SUPPLY WAS LIKELY CONTAMINATED BY ALGAE GROWING IN LAKE ERIE.

THE LAKE SUPPLIES WATER FOR ELEVEN-MILLION PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


GAZA UPDATE-VO


A THREE-DAY CEASEFIRE IS NOW IN EFFECT IN ISRAEL AND GAZA.

AND SO FAR, WE'VE GOTTEN NO REPORTS OF ROCKET FIRE.

ISRAEL DECLARED A SEVEN-HOUR HUMANITARIAN CEASEFIRE.

THAT WAS TO ALLOW AID AND SUPPLIES TO BE DELIVERED TO HARD HIT AREAS IN GAZA.

ISRAEL AND HAMAS ARE TO HOLD INDIRECT PEACE TALKS IN EGYPT.

NEARLY A MONTH OF FIGHTING HAS KILLED CLOSE TO 19-HUNDRED PALESTINIANS, 64 ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND THREE CIVILIANS IN ISRAEL. Return to index of stories...


AFRICA SUMMIT-OTS


PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL DELIVER REMARKS AT THE U.S.-AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM.

AS PART OF THE U.S.-AFRICA LEADERS SUMMIT.

TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY WILL HOST A DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE AND SELECT GUESTS.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS BILLING THE EVENT AS THE LARGEST GATHERING OF AFRICAN LEADERS EVER IN WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


BERGDAHL MEETING-VO


ABC-7 IS ALSO LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN

ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL WILL BE FORMALLY QUESTIONED ABOUT HIS 2009 DISAPPEARANCE IN AFGHANISTAN AND CAPTURE BY THE TALIBAN.

HE WILL MEET WITH THE GENERAL CONDUCTING THE ARMY'S INVESTIGATION.

BERGDAHL WAS FREED BACK IN MAY IN EXCHANGE FOR FIVE TALIBAN PRISONERS.

HE IS NOW BACK ON REGULAR DUTY IN TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


FL: ALLEGIANT AIR IN FLIGHT EMERGENCY-OC-SOTVO


SOME FREIGHTENING MOMENTS FOR PASSENGERS ABOARD AN ALLEGIANT AIR FLIGHT OUT OF FLORIDA.

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

PASSENGERS SAY THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF DRINK SERVICE WHEN THE PLANE MADE A SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED FREE FALL.

THE PLANE ABRUPTLY CHANGING COURSE OVER PALM COAST.

SEVERE TURBULENCE SENT PASSENGERS AND A MEMBER OF THE FLIGHT CREW FLYING.

THE PLANE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT SAINT PETERSBURG CLEARWATER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


MOVE OVER MEN.

THE NEW FACE OF UNDER ARMOUR IS.

A BALLERINA.

THE COMPANY GOING AFTER WOMEN WITH IT'S ATHLETIC WEAR

LAUNCHING IT'S LARGEST CAMPAIGN THIS WEEK

FIND OUT WHAT THE NEW SLOGAN IS AND WHAT STARS ARE STANDING BEHIND THIS NEW CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A POWER TO DO ANYTHING-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


THREAT BRITAIN MANCHESTER AIRPORT-2 SH


BREAKING NEWS ---

ABC7 HAS JUST LEARNED THAT A PLANE HAS LANDED SAFELY AT BRITAIN'S MANCHESTER AIRPORT AFTER A THREAT OF A POSSIBLE DEVICE ONBOARD.

THE PLANE WAS ESCORTED BY A ROYAL AIR FORCE JET.

BRITISH POLICE SAY THEY DO NOT YET KNOW IF THE THREAT IS GENUINE, BUT THEY ARE DEALING WITH THE SITUATION IN FULL MERGEMECY MODE.

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POWER TO DO ANYTHING-2-SHOT


FROM FOOTBALL PALYERS TO BALLERINAS ---

UNDER ARMOUR HAS A NEW FOCUS.

THIS IS ITS BIGGEST-EVER WOMEN'S AD CAMPAIGN.

IT'S CALLED "I WILL WHAT I WANT."

YOU'LL SEE SOME FAMOUS FACES LIKE MISTY COPELAND AND LINDSEY VONN.

ABC'S DEBORAH ROBERTS TAKES A CLOSER LOOK. Return to index of stories...


POWER TO DO ANYTHING-PKG


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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


THERE'S A NEW SCAM THIS MORNING.

SOMEONE IS PRETENDING TO BE AN EMPLOYEE AT THE CLERK OF COURTS.

FIND OUT HOW THEY ARE TRYING TO SCAM YOU OUT OF YOUR MONEY.

AND, A NEW WAY TO PAY FOR PARKING IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

YOU DON'T NEED QUARTERS, ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR PHONE.

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TZ2 A DOWNTOWN PARKING APP-VO


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ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE AGAIN TUESDAY

A weak area of low pressure continues to move northward across the Florida Peninsula Tuesday. This is the same low pressure which dumped nearly 6 inches of rain around the Naples area Monday afternoon. With ample moisture still present, expect a passing morning showers and another round of storms later on in the day. Some localized flooding will be possible again this afternoon.

Sunshine will be hard to find again for a good chunk of the day Tuesday. With the clouds in place and rain starting around mid day again, will drop temperatures below the normal - in the upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING CLIP-CLIP


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CLERK OC COURT SCAM-OTS


IF YOU LIVE IN LEE COUNTY WE HAVE A WARNING ABOUT A NEW SCAM THIS MORNING.

THE CLERK OF COURTS SAYS SOMEONE IS PRETENDING TO BE AN EMPLOYEE AND THREATENING PEOPLE WITH FINES.

THE SCAMMER CALLS AND TELLS YOU THAT YOU OWE LATE FEES.

IF THE PERSON DOESN'T AGREE TO PAY --

THE SCAMMER SAYS THEY WILL SHOW UP TO THEIR HOUSE TO GET THE MONEY.

THE CLERK OF COURTS WANTS TO REMIND YOU. IT WOULD NEVER CALL DEMANDING PAYMENT OR MAKE THREATS. Return to index of stories...


NEW VOTER MAPS-VO


IN JUST TWO DAYS ---FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WILL RETURN TO THE STATE CAPITOL TO RE-DRAW THE STATE VOTER MAPS.

IN JULY - A JUDGE RULED THE CURRENT DISTRICTS WERE ILLEGAL BECAUSE THEY FAVOR REPUBLICANS.

LAWMAKERS HAVE UNTIL THE 15TH TO GIVE THE JUDGE A NEW MAP.

AFTER THAT. HE COULD MOVE THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS SET FOR AUGUST 26TH.

A SPECIAL PRIMARY IS EXPENSIVE AND WOULD COST TAXPAYERS. Return to index of stories...


NEW VOTER MAPS-SOTVO


05:49:34 You have to get the map done. Make sure all of the people are in the right district. Notify them. Make sure you have adequate polling locations and all that. 05:49:44

WITH LESS THAN TWO AND HALF WEEKS LEFT --

SOME LAWMAKERS FEAR THEY WON'T HAVE A NEW MAP READY. Return to index of stories...


TOURISM ANNOUNCEMENT-OC


INVESTING IN FLORIDA'S TOURISM PAID OFF BIG LAST YEAR.

FLORIDA TAX WATCH SAY NEARLY 76-THOUSAND JOBS WERE CREATED IN 2013 BECAUSE OF TOURISM.

THE STATE PROVIDED MORE THAN 74 MILLION DOLLARS TO ATTRACT VISITORS TO THE STATE.

THAT TRANSLATED TO NEARLY 3 MILLION MORE TOURISTS THAN THE YEAR BEFORE.

THE STATE NEEDED TO CREATE MORE JOBS TO HANDLE ALL THE TOURISTS.

THE 76-THOUSAND NEW JOBS AVERAGED A SALARY OF 43-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN PARKING APP-VOTOPS


PAYING TO PARK IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS IS BECOMING A LITTLE BIT EASIER.

YOU CAN JUST USE YOUR SMART PHONE.

IT'S THROUGH A FREE APP CALLED "PASSPORT PARKING."

IT WORKS FOR STREET METERS AND METERS IN PARKING LOTS IN THE RIVER DISTRICT.

YOU DOWNLOAD THE APP AND ENTER YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE APP IS ON OUR WEBSITE A-B-C DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


LAROSA INVESTIGATION-OTS-VO


THE INVESTIGATION INTO FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DAVE LAROSA IS NOW OVER.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT LAUNCHED THE INVESTIGATION---

AFTER AN EMAIL WENT TO ALL FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.

IT CLAIMED LAROSA BULLIED, HARASSED AND EVEN WOMANIZED.

THE DISTRICT SAYS LAROSA DID NOT VIOLATE THE DISTRICT'S ​DEFINITION OF ​BULLYING.

SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRAHAM SAYS LAROSA CONSIDERS "THIS IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE." Return to index of stories...


FGCU DORMS-OTS VO


THE NEW MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR DORM PROJECT AT FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY.IS COMPLETE!

EAGLE HALL IS SIX STORIES TALL AND COST THE UNIVERISTY NEARLY 30 MILLION TO BUILD.

IT HOUSES OVER 500 BEDS.

BUT AFTER TAKING TWO YEARS TO BUILD --

FLORIDA'S GULF COAST UNVERSITY IS NOW PLAYING CATCH UP ONCE AGAIN.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE TELLS US CAPACITY IS SITTING AT ABOUT 100 PERCENT.

AND THERE AREN'T ANYMORE PLANS IN PLACE FOR ANOTHER NEW DORM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


A NEW DEVICE MAY HELP PARENTS TO NEVER FORGET THEIR CHILDREN IN THE CAR.

AN INTERIOR PANORAMIC CAMERA IS PUT INTO YOUR CAR.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW IT WORKS.

AND. ANOTHER THING PARENTS DREAD…POTTY TRAINING.

ONE EXPERT SAYS SHE CAN TRAIN YOUR KIDS IN JUST TWO DAYS.

WE'LL GIVE YOU THE TIPS. FOR FREE. UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A HOT CAR SAFETY DEVICE-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-VOTOPS


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PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-2 SHOT


ONE OF THE LEAST FUN JOBS OF PARENTING -- POTTY

TRAINING -- FRUSTRATING, MESSY -- IT SEEMS TO TAKE FOREVER

BUT SOME PARENTS HAVE FOUND A WAY AROUND THE CHALLENGE -- AND ABC'S PAULA FARIS HAS THE DETAILS Return to index of stories...


PROFESSIONAL POTTY TRAINER-PKG


IT'S SOMETHING MANY PARENTS DREAD.POTTY TRAINING.

Nats singing "come along and be my potty boy!"

SOME DANCE LIKE JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KIRSTIE ALLEY IN THE CLASSIC "LOOK WHO'S

TALKING" OTHERS READ BOOKS.

AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE WHO HIRE PROFESSIONAL HELP.

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.

FOR GMA, PAULA FARIS, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


THIS CASE IS MAKING HEADLINES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AN UNARMED WOMAN ON HIS PORCH TOOK THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE.

HE IS BEING WITH CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER.

THIS WHAT HE SAID HAPPENED THAT DAY.

the floor was vibrating from the banging on the doors -- on that door -- the front door."

FIND OUT WHY HE SAYS HE PULLED THE TRIGGER.

ANOTHER SECURITY BREACH --

THIS TIME AT A POPULAR RESTAURANT CHAIN OVER AN EIGHT MONTH PERIOD.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE IN FLORIDA YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED.

ONE TEXAS PROFESSOR HAS BEEN LIVING IN A DUMPSTER SINCE FEBRUARY.

FIND OUT WHAT HE'S TRYING TO PROVE. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A PORCH TRIAL-SOTVO


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TZ4 B PF CHANGS SECURITY BREACH-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C LIFE IN A DUMPSTER-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


ABC SEVEN IS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THE LATEST BUSINESS NEWS.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE WHERE THE TRADING DAY IS JUST BEGINNING.

THE DOW, FINALLY CLIMBING ON MONDAY AFTER A HORRIBLE LAST WEEK.

UP 75 POINTS ON MONDAY.

EUROPEAN STOCKS ALSO UP.

AND WE MAY BE SEEING MORE BOOM-BUST CYCLES IN THE ECONOMY.

STANDARD AND POOR'S SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE RISING WEALTH GAP IN THE U-S.

S&P CUT ITS GROWTH ESTIMATE TO TWO AND A HALF PERCENT ANNUALLY OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

IT SAYS RAISING TAXES ON HIGHER INCOME EARNERS IS NOT THE ANSWER TO CLOSE THAT GAP. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-BNC OC-CG


ABC-7 HAS AN ALERT FROM THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

THE 911 LINES ARE BACK UP.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND PUNTA GORDA WERE AFFECTED.

IF YOU EVER HAVE AN EMERGENCY.

HERE ARE THE NUMBERS YOU NEED TO CALL.

WE PUT THIS ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL, ABC DASH 7 DOT COM SO YOU CAN ACCESS IT AT ANYTIME.

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TS2) SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO-SS


IT'LL BE A SOMBER DAY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

TODAY MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON.

HE WAS KILLED RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HONORED LAST NIGHT AT THE STONE CRABS GAME.

BUT IT WAS CANCELLED BEACAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WILL WEAR BLACK BANDS OVER THEIR BADGES.

THEY WILL ALSO WEAR BLUE IN HONOR OF SEARGENT WILSON. Return to index of stories...


TS3) YOUNG TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER-BNC OC-SS-VO


DETECTIVES SAY THEY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO LINK A 13 YEAR OLD TO MURDER IN CAPE CORAL.

THEY BELIEVE YOEL MUNOZ REPEATEDLY STABBED A HOMELESS MAN THIS WEEKEND.

DURING A FIRST APPEARANCE.

THE JUDGE FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE TO KEEP HIM IN SECURED DETENTION FOR 21 DAYS.

A KNIFE, BLOODY SHOES AND A HOCKEY MASK ARE AMONG THE EVIDENCE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


PORCH TRIAL-TC MON


WE BEGIN THIS HALF HOUR WITH THE LATEST ON THE TRIAL OF THE MICHIGAN MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FOR SHOOTING AN UNARMED TEEN ON HIS PORCH.

THEODORE WAFER WILL BE BACK ON THE STAND THIS MORNING -- AFTER AN EMOTIONAL FIRST DAY OF TESTIMONY

ABC'S RYAN SMITH IS TRACKING THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


PORCH TRIAL-PKG


"I wasn't going to cower in my own house.

I didn't want to be a victim"

THEODORE WAFER, THE MAN ACCUSED OF GUNNING DOWN AN UNARMED 19-YEAR OLD,

RENISHA MCBRIDE, TAKING THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE MONDAY.

"Why did you

pull the trigger?" "To defend myself."

WIPING AWAY TEARS

"This poor girlshe had her whole life in

front of her.I took that from her"

PROSECUTORS HAVE CHARGED WAFER WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER, CLAIMING HE SHOT

AND KILLED MS. MCBRIDE AFTER SHE SHOWED UP AT HIS HOME FOLLOWING A NEARBY

CAR CRASH. THE DEFENSE, CLAIMING WAFER FIRED HIS 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN IN SELF-

DEFENSE WHEN MCBRIDE BANGED ON HIS DOOR, INTOXICATED, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

NIGHT.

WAFER, WHO HAS PLED NOT GUILTY, TESTIFYING THAT CRIME IS A PROBLEM IN HIS

NEIGHBORHOOD

"A neighbor across the

streethe had to actually hold off three guys with his hand gun."

LEADING HIM TO BUY A SHOTGUN

"I heard it was a good

home defense weapon"

THE 55-YEAR-OLD CLAIMS THE FAST MOVING SITUATION THE NIGHT OF THE KILLING

FORCED HIM TO ACT QUICKLY.

"How fast

is this happening to you?"/ "Seconds."

"Why didn't you call

911 before shooting your weapon?" "I couldn't find my cell phone."

BUT PROSECUTORS, DOUBTING HIS MOTIVESAND QUESTIONING THOSE TEARS ON THE

WITNESS STAND.

"Do you remember ever crying within two

and half to three hours after you shot Renisha McBride?" "No I don't think

so" "you didn't cry right?" "I don't think I did" "because there was no jury

there" "Argument your honor." Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


PF CHANGS SECURITY BREACH-VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON A LARGE SECURITY BREACH AT P-F CHANG'S.

HACKERS STOLE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS, EXPIRATION DATES AND CARDHOLDER NAMES FROM CUSTOMERS -- BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY OF THIS YEAR.

33 RESTAURANTS IN 16 STATES ARE AFFECTED.

WE LEARNED RESTAURANTS IN WINTER PARK, CLEARWATER AND PALM BEACH GARDENS WERE HIT.

IF YOU THINK YOUR INFORMATION WAS STOLEN -- CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY.

JUST LAST YEAR -- A SIMILAR DATA BREACH HIT TARGET STORES AND AFFECTED NEARLY 70 MILLION PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX RULING-VO


"THREE STRIKES" AGAINST FLORIDA'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

A THIRD JUDGE NOW FINDS THAT FLORIDA'S 2008 GAY MARRIAGE BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THE MONDAY RULING BY THIS JUDGE FOLLOWS TWO SIMILAR RULINGS BY JUDGES IN FLORIDA'S MONROE AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES LAST MONTH.

BOTH HAVE BEEN APPEALED BY STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE IS NOW REVIEWING THIS CASE. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR SAFETY DEVICE-VO


20 CHILDREN IN THE U-S HAVE DIED SO FAR THIS YEAR FROM BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS.

A SMALL GROUP OF PENSACOLA PARENTS SAYS THEY HAVE A DESIGN TO STOP THE DEATHS.

IT'S CALLED THE "GUARDIAN CAM".

EACH TIME THE IGNITION IS TURNED ON OR OFF, OR THE KEY IS REMOVED, AN INTERIOR PANORAMIC CAMERA TAKES BACK SEAT PICTURES.

A DATA BANK EMBEDDED WITHIN THE CAR'S SECURITY SYSTEM IS SCANNED FOR A SIMILAR IMAGE; IF A CHILD IS DETECTED, THE ALARM GOES OFF.

WITHIN 15 SECONDS OF THE DRIVER LEAVING THE CAR, THE WINDOWS GO DOWN AND THE ALARM SOUNDS.

AND IT DOESN'T STOP UNTIL THE CHILD IS REMOVED FROM THE CARSEAT. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR SAFETY DEVICE-SOTVO


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

THE GUARDIAN CAM ALSO WORKS ON MOTION DETECTION, SO IF A CHILD SLIPS INTO A CAR TO PLAY AND GETS LOCKED IN, THE SAME ALARMS ARE TRIGGERED. Return to index of stories...


JAMES BRADY OBIT-VO


FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY JAMES BRAY HAS DIED.AT THE AGE OF 73.

BRADY WAS WOUNDED IN THE 1981 ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT REAGAN.

AFTER THAT SHOOTING HE BECAME A CRUSADER ALONG WITH HIS WIFE FOR GUN CONTROL.

BRADY'S FAMILY ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING.

"JIM USED HIS MANY TALENTS AND CAN-DO ATTITUDE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

WE BELIEVE WITH ALL OUR HEARTS THAT HE DID." Return to index of stories...


NC REPORTER ATTACKED-OC-NATSVO


WE KNOW -- REPORTERS DON'T ALWAYS GET A GOOD RESPONSE --

ASKING TOUGH QUESTIONS.

" get out of my face"

ONE MAD MOTHER IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

ASSAULTING A NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER IN NORTH CAROLINA.

HER SON IS ACCUSED OF MURDER -- AND WAS IN COURT TODAY.

AFTER COURT -- THE MOTHER STORMED OUT --

AND LASHED OUT AT ANYONE WHO GOT IN HER WAY.

IT JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE MEDIA.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER IS PRESSING CHARGES --

AFTER GETTING SLASHED AND CLAWED ACROSS THE FACE. Return to index of stories...


NEAR MISSES WITH DRONES-OC-SOTVO


MAJOR CONCERNS THIS MORNING.THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE OF NEAR MISSES WITH DRONES!

OFFICIALS SAY MANY OF THEM IN THE BUSIEST AIR-SPACE IN THE COUNTRY.

NATS:

ATS

00:32:Kennedy tower just for your information we just saw a little drone

below us.

IN TWO OF THOSE INCIDENTS. PILOTS EVEN HAD TO TURN THE PLANE AROUND.

WORRIED THAT THEIR COULD BE A POSSIBLE COLLISION. Return to index of stories...


NEAR MISSES WITH DRONES-SOTVO


JOHN NANCE, AVIATION ANALYST, ABC NEWS CONTRIBUTOR

"the biggest worry is that one of these drones could be ingested by a jet

enjine in a high powered take off - for instance - and shut the engine down.

THE F-A-A SAYS IN THE PAST 90 DAYS THERE HAS BEEN A SMALL INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DRONE INCIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


BILLION DOLLAR TUNNEL-VO


AFTER WEEKS OF DELAY.

THE ONE BILLION DOLLAR PORTMIAMI TUNNEL IN MIAMI IS OPEN TO TRAFFIC.

IT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO OPEN MONTHS AGO-

BUT WAS PLAGUED WITH LAST-MINUTE ISSUES.

INCLUDING BROKEN EXHAUST FANS AND A LEAKY PIPE.

PROJECT LEADERS ARE THRILLED WITH THE FINAL RESULT AND TELLS US WHAT WE CAN EXPECT. Return to index of stories...


BILLION DOLLAR TUNNEL-SOTVO


"With all the detail in here, 44 jet fans, 91 cameras, we have a deluge system, we have both an active and passive fire system. "

THE TUNNEL CONNECTS PORT MIAMI TO MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE INTERSTATE.

BEFORE -- THE ONLY WAY TO PORT MIAMI WAS THROUGH DOWNTOWN.

.45-:54

Christopher Hodgkins

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LIFE IN A DUMPSTER-VO


LIFE IN A DUMPSTER!

THAT'S WHAT A TEXAS PROFESSOR DECIDED TO DO FOR AN EXPERIMENT.

SINCE FEBRUARY, JEFF WILSON HAS BEEN LIVING IN A 36-SQUARE-FOOT TRASH BIN -- WITH A SLEEPING BAG AND LIGHTS INSIDE.

HE FINALLY GOT AN AIR CONDITIONER ON MONDAY.

IT'S THE SECOND PHASE OF HIS EXPERIMENT -- WHERE TYPICAL HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES ARE INTRODUCED IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY.

STUDENTS SAY THE EXPERIMENT IS TEACHING THEM VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS. Return to index of stories...


LIFE IN A DUMPSTER-SOTVO


"The most important thing that I've learned is that you can live happily with less. I've learned to be green, to not litter, to not mess with Texas."

THIS UPGRADE COULDN'T COME AT A BETTER TIME.

THE DUMPSTER CAN REACH TEMPERATURES AS HIGH AS 103 DEGREES ON HOT DAYS. Return to index of stories...


CA MYSTERY ANIMAL-TRX-VOTOPS


THERE'S A BIG MYSTERY RIGHT NOW IN NORWALK, CALIFORNIA.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

A MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ROAMING THE STREETS.

EXPERTS ARE WORKING TO IDENTIFY THE ANIMAL. Return to index of stories...


CA MYSTERY ANIMAL-SOTVO


"It looks like a big cat, but then when you look at it again, it could be a

dog. The gait, the way the animal is walking, it kind of has the

characteristics of a cat, but we really don't know at this point," Norwalk

Mayor Marcel Rodarte said.

NEIGHBORS SAY THIS MYSTERY ANIMAL HAS THEM CONCERNED FOR THEIR SMALL PETS.

OTHERS SAY THEY'VE SEEN IT BEFORE.

THEY'RE SURE IT'S A BIG GREY DOG THAT LOOKS LIKE A ROTTWEILER OR A PIT BULL.

THEY DON'T THINK IT'S A LION. Return to index of stories...


UNWANTED DOG FLOWN TO NEW HOME-VO


AN OLD BLACK LAB --WALKED 30 MILES BACK TO HER HOME IN KANSAS -- ONLY TO BE TURNED AWAY.

BUT WE HAVE GOOD NEWS SHE FOUND A NEW HOME IN TAMPA BAY.

"LADY" CAUGHT NATIONAL ATTENTION AND ONE WEALTHY PET LOVER COULDN'T RESIST.

THE HEIRESS TO WRIGLEY GUM DECIDED TO GIVE LADY A HOME AT HER SHELTER IN FLORIDA.

SHE HAD HER ASSISTANT GO GET LADY IN KANSAS --

AND FLY HER ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON A PRIVATE JET. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


A NEW LEVEL OF INTRUSION.

PAPARAZZI REALLY WANT TO GET THEIR STORY BY USING DRONES.

MILEY CYRUS EVEN CLAIMS SHE SPOTTED A DRONE FLYING OVER HER HOME.

FIND OUT WHY THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT.

YOU CAN EXPECT TWO SMARTPHONES TO BE RELEASED THIS FALL.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT SAMSUNG AND APPLE HAVE IN STORE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A PAPARAZZI AND DRONES-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B SAMSUNG NOTE 4-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


PAPARAZZI AND DRONES-2-SHOT


PAPARAZZI REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT CELEBRITIES ARE UP TO.

NOW THEY STARTED USING DRONES TO SHOOT CELEBRITIES AND THEIR HOMES.

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO LAW STOPPING THEM FROM GETTING AERIAL FOOTAGE OF THE HOMES--

EVEN IF CELEBRITIES ARE IN THE IMAGES.

ABC'S NICK WATT HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


PAPARAZZI AND DRONES-PKG


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ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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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.

HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE AGAIN TUESDAY

A weak area of low pressure continues to move northward across the Florida Peninsula Tuesday. This is the same low pressure which dumped nearly 6 inches of rain around the Naples area Monday afternoon. With ample moisture still present, expect a passing morning showers and another round of storms later on in the day. Some localized flooding will be possible again this afternoon.

Sunshine will be hard to find again for a good chunk of the day Tuesday. With the clouds in place and rain starting around mid day again, will drop temperatures below the normal - in the upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-2-SH


THE NEW HIGH-TECH TREND IN WORK-OUT GEAR. THESE

ITEMS WON'T DO THE WORKOUT FOR YOU.

BUT THEY COULD MAKE THE EXPERIENCE OF EXERCISING "STINK" LESS.

ABC'S CECILIA VEGA HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


HI TECH WORKOUT GEAR-PKG


NO WORKOUT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A GOOD SWEAT. WELL NOW THE MAKERS OF THE

HOTTEST WORKOUT GEAR ARE INTRODUCING HIGH TECH FABRICS THAT PROMISE TO KEEP

YOU SWEAT FREE AND SMELLING FRESHER AT THE GYM.

Cecilia: 1650 is this kind of the trend we are seeing in the market right

now?

Elizabeth Harris / NYT Retail Reporter

1654 E: it's a big one. athletic apparel is selling better than all other

apparel right now - so all these different brands and retailers are trying

to get a bigger and bigger piece of the pie.

the new york times' ELIZABETH HARRIS RECENTLY WROTE ABOUT THESE NEW

TECHNOLOGIES.

ANTI-ODOR AND ANTI-SWEAT CLOTHES ARE FLOODING THE MARKET, WTH LULU LEMON

UNDER ARMOURATHLETA UNIQULO AND DULUTH TRADING COMPANY GETTING IN ON THE

ACTION. DULUTH EVEN HAS "BUCK NAKED" UNDERWEAR DESCRIBED AS, "NO SWEAT, NO

STINK AND NO PINCH."

Elizabeth Harris / NYT Retail Reporter 2127 / it helps the sweat evaporate

more quickly. and the anti stink stuff. there is anti microbial things in

the thread so you might get sweaty and smelly but the clothes don't hang on

to smells.

REEBOK HAS EXERCISE SHORTS MADE WITH CORDURA - A MATERIAL USUALLY

found in CAR SEATS AND LUGGAGE

Cecilia Vega 2627 so why do you want to be working out in the same material

you might be sitting in the car on the way home.

Elizabeth Harris / NYT Retail Reporter 2633 part of what you can do when you

sell something fancy is raise the price a little bit. not only am i selling

you running shorts, i'm selling you running shorts so they never smell and

will cool you off

They'll cost you more. but WILL THEY REALLY MAKE YOUR WORK OUT BETTER??

Chris Powell: 15:05.52:33 / Working out has everything to do with your

own personal intensity in the workout. 15:06.01:53 when it comes to this

technology especially with our apparel, it makes working out more enjoyable.

If it's more enjoyable we're more likely to do it.

Cecilia in Central Park: 11;11;46;24 I am outfitted in the latest

technology. This headband is anti-sweat, this shirt they tell me is anti-

stink, these pants are sweat absorbing. I'm about to go on a run and put all

this stuff to the test.i'll let you know how it does

11;18;26;32 RUNNING SHOT

11;47;37;20 Okay, I'm back from my run, I am significantly sweaty,

out of breath too as you can see. These clothes, I have to say, totally dry.

As for this shirt whether or not it stinks, I don't know if I want to

submit anyone to have to be the judge of that one.

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN Return to index of stories...


SAMSUNG NOTE 4-VO


SEPTEMBER IS SHAPING UP TO BE A BIG MONTH FOR SMARPHONE BUYERS.

SAMSUNG WILL UNVEIL THE NOTE 4 DURING A PRESS EVENT IN BERLIN, GERMANY ON SEPTEMBER 3RD.

MEANWHILE, APPLE IS EXPECTED TO UNVEIL ITS IPHONE 6 SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER.

BUT SOME REPORTS POINT TO AN OCTOBER DEBUT. Return to index of stories...


ROUNDTRIP AIRLINE TICKET-VO


THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR A ROUNDTRIP AIRLINE TICKET WITHIN THE U-S REACHED MORE THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THAT'S UP 14 DOLLARS FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

DOMESTIC AIRFARES ARE OUTPACING INFLATION, RISING NEARLY 11 PERCENT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

THE RISING PRICES HAVE COME AS AIRLINES HAVE LEARNED TO MATCH THE SUPPLY OF SEATS TO PASSENGER DEMAND.

THIS FORMULA THAT ELUDED THE AIRLINES FOR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


PARTY SCHOOLS 2014-OC-CG


THE PARTY LIST IT OUT!

TWO OF THOSE PARTY SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY ARE RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

THE ANNUAL LIST WAS RELEASED BY PRINCETON REVIEW.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CAME IN AT NUMBER 10.

FLORIDA STATE RANKED 12TH.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK TOPPED THE LIST. Return to index of stories...


MANSERVANTS SERVICE-OC-SS-OC


HOW WOULD YOU SOMEONE THAT LOOKS LIKE JAMES BOND AT YOU SERVICE?

A NEW START-UP IN SAN FRANCISCO CALLS THEMSELVES "MANSERVANTS."

AND IS THERE TO DO ANYTHING YOU WANT, LADIES.

WOMEN CAN CALL THE COMPANY.

AND HIRE A MAN.

HE COMES OVER AND CAN DO ANYTHING YOU ASK OF HIM OF COURSE **NOTHING SEXUAL.

NO NUDITY.

THESE MEN ARE VETTED EXTENSIVELY --

AND ARE GENERALLY GOOD LOOKING.

THEY MAKE 80 DOLLARS AN HOUR --

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KIDS REACT TO TYPEWRITER-OC-SOTVO


IT'S VIRAL VIDEO WE JUST HAD TO SHARE.

THESE DAYS MOST KIDS DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT A TYPEWRITER IS, LET ALONE HAVE SEEN ONE IN REAL LIFE.

SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE AWAY THEIR TABLET AND REPLACE IT WITH AN ANTIQUE.

CUE THE VIDEO!

kids trying to put paper in typewriter, kids says " i think i broke it". Kids try typeing on it

THE FIRST TYPEWRITER TO BE COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL WAS INVENTED IN 1868 IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


THERE WILL BE FIVE THOUSAND WORDS ADDED IN THE NEW EDITION OF SCRABBLE'S OFFICIAL DICTIONARY.

TWO WORDS OF THOSE WORDS WE USE QUITE OFTEN.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AND WHEN.

SHE MIGHT NOT HAVE WON AN OSCAR FOR HER ROLE IN "GRAVITY"

BUT SANDRA BULLOCK IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.

FIND OUT WHY! Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A SCRABBLE DICTIONARY ADDS SELFIE , HASHTAG-


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TZ6 B BULLOCK RACKS IN-VO


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


AND HERE'S A FINAL CHECK OF THE MARKETS THIS MORNING-- Return to index of stories...


BULLOCK RACKS IN-VO


SANDRA BULLOCK IS RACKING UP SOME MAJOR CASH.

THE ACTRESS TOPS THIS YEAR'S FORBES LIST OF HIGHEST EARNING ACTRESSES.

SHE EARNED 51 MILLION DOLLARS BETWEEN JUNE 20-13 AND JUNE THIS YEAR.

SHE CAN THANK HER MOVIE "GRAVITY" FOR MOST OF THAT MONEY.

ACCORDING TO FORBES, IT GROSSED OVER 7-HUNDRED-MILLION DOLLARS AT THE BOX OFFICE.

.JENNIFER LAWRENCE CAME IN SECOND WITH 34 MILLION.

AND JENNIFER ANISTON ROUNDS TOP THREE. Return to index of stories...


HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY-OC-NATSVO


TWO OF HOLLYWOODS FAVORITES ARE TEAMING UP AGAIN.

OPRAH WINFREY AND STEVEN SPIELBERG.

cuisine is not an old tired marriage.It is a passionate affair!

THE TWO TEAMED UP TO PRODUCE. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE TWO HAVE TEAMED UP SINCE THE COLOR PURPLE IN 1985.

.

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SCRABBLE DICTIONARY ADDS SELFIE , HASHTAG -VO


IF YOU LOVE TO PLAY SCRABBLE ---

THERE'S NEW WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT---

HASHTAG, SELFIE, GEOCACHE.

THOSE ARE JUST A FEW WORDS IN THE NEW EDITION OF "THE OFFICIAL SCRABBLE PLAYERS DICTIONARY."

IT'S BEEN A DECADE SINCE THE SCRABBLE DICTIONARY WAS LAST UPDATED.

NOW THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PLAYABLE WORDS.

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

THE DICTIONARY GOES ON SALE ON WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) MAYBE: CHARLOTTE 911-CGTOPS


ABC-7 HAS AN ALERT FROM THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

THE 911 LINES ARE BACK UP.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND PUNTA GORDA WERE AFFECTED.

IF YOU EVER HAVE AN EMERGENCY.

HERE ARE THE NUMBERS YOU NEED TO CALL.

WE PUT THIS ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL, ABC DASH 7 DOT COM SO YOU CAN ACCESS IT AT ANYTIME. Return to index of stories...


TS2) SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-VO-SS


TODAY MARKS THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON.

HE WAS KILLED RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HONORED LAST NIGHT AT THE STONE CRABS GAME.

BUT IT WAS CANCELLED BEACAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WILL WEAR BLACK BANDS OVER THEIR BADGES.

THEY WILL ALSO WEAR BLUE IN HONOR OF SEARGENT WILSON. Return to index of stories...


TS3) YOUNG TEEN ARRESTED FOR MURDER


DETECTIVES SAY THEY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO LINK A 13 YEAR OLD TO MURDER IN CAPE CORAL.

THEY BELIEVE YOEL MUNOZ REPEATEDLY STABBED A HOMELESS MAN THIS WEEKEND.

DURING A FIRST APPEARANCE.

THE JUDGE FOUND PROBABLE CAUSE TO KEEP HIM IN SECURED DETENTION FOR 21 DAYS.

A KNIFE, BLOODY SHOES AND A HOCKEY MASK ARE AMONG THE EVIDENCE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE. Return to index of stories...


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FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE AGAIN TUESDAY

A weak area of low pressure continues to move northward across the Florida Peninsula Tuesday. This is the same low pressure which dumped nearly 6 inches of rain around the Naples area Monday afternoon. With ample moisture still present, expect a passing morning showers and another round of storms later on in the day. Some localized flooding will be possible again this afternoon.

Sunshine will be hard to find again for a good chunk of the day Tuesday. With the clouds in place and rain starting around mid day again, will drop temperatures below the normal - in the upper 80s. Return to index of stories...


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