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BREAKING NEWS CLIP TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ4 A GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-VO-WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TZ 4 B DRUNK TEACHER NO PANTS-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL1) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-SOTVO TZ4 C FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-VOTOPS
HL2) LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILL-VO-WIPE CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL3) MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-VOTOPS NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
WX HL-WX WALL NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
CDC STATE OF ALERT RAISED TO LEVEL ONE-2 SH POP VO TS1) TWO BODIES FOUND-BNC OC VO
CDC STATE OF ALERT RAISED TO LEVEL ONE-PKG TS2) FMB JANE DOE-SS-VO
CDC STATE OF ALERT RAISED TO LEVEL ONE-POP MON TS3) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-BNC OC VO
BREAKING DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
PA AMBER ALERT CANCELLED AFTER STANDOFF-TRX VO FL POISIONING TRIAL-TC MON VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FL POISIONING TRIAL-PKG
BODY FOUND 1-OC ANIBOX NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
BODY FOUND 2-vo MANHATTAN BUS ACCIDENT UPDATE-VO
FMB JANE DOE-SSTOPS,VOWIPE DRUNK TEACHER NO PANTS-VO
FMB JANE DOE-VOTOPS, SS 911 MISUSE ARREST-OC-(2SS)
AMY YOUNG HEARING-VO 911 MISUSE ARREST-SOTVO
NFM GAMBLING ARREST-VO-SS-OC DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-VO IN POP OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL-2 SHOT
ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-SOTVO OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL-PKG
FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC-CG MAN FAKES DISABILITY STEALS WATCH-OTS VO
LEHIGH FIRE DEPT JOBS-OTS VO GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-OTS VO
OREGON WILDFIRES-TRX-VOTOPS GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-SOT-OC
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-VO
GOVT. CONTRACTOR HIT BY BREACH-BNC VO FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-SOTVO-BNR
SNOWDEN GRANTED ASYLUM-OC TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
US RUSSIA SANCTIONS-VOTOPS TZ5 A GOOGLE AND BARNES AND NOBLE JOIN FORCES-VO-W
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP TZ5 B SHARK ATTACKS UP-NATSVO
FLORIDA REDISTRICTING-VO WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SHARK ATTACKS UP-2 SH POP VO
TZ1 A SEX EVERYDAY FOR A MONTH-VOTOPS SHARK ATTACKS UP-PKG
TZ1 B MOTE MARINE BLOOM INFO-VOTOPS ALLYSON WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
SEX EVERYDAY FOR A MONTH-2-SHOT FORECAST-WX WALL
SEX EVERYDAY FOR A MONTH-PKG DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-2 SHOT
TZ2 A LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILL-VO MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-PKG
TZ2 B MOSQUITO CONCERNS-VO NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
AMY MDA-2SH-VO GOOGLE AND BARNES AND NOBLE JOIN FORCES-VO
ALLYSON WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP HIGHEST CREDIT CARD FEES-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST BOA EXTRA MONEY IN SETTLEMENT-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL LOWEST AUGUST GAS PRICES-VO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILL-VO TZ6 A MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-VO
LEE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-CGTOPS TZ6 B FINE FOR POSTING BAD REVIEWS-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
DAN A. HUGHES REPORTABLE-VO FINE FOR POSTING BAD REVIEWS-VO
WEEKS FISH CAMP-2 SH VO NINE WEST AD CAMPAIGN-OC-SS
WEEKS FISH CAMP-SOTVO MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-OC-SS-VO
MOSQUITO CONCERNS-VO GRUMPY CAT-TRX-VOTOPS
MOTE MARINE BLOOM INFO-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS1) TWO BODIES FOUND-VOTOPS
TZ3 A BREAST CANCER GENE-VO-WIPE TS2) FMB JANE DOE-SS-VO
TZ3 B HPV VACCINE-VOTOPS TS3) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-VOTOPS
YELLING AT YOUR KIDS-2SH-VO TS4) LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILL-VOTOPS
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BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


i just remember going to the beach and getting there, that's all

A TEEN AGER BEATING THE ODDS AND AMAZING HIS DOCTORS.

STRUCK BY LIGHTNING 2 WEEKS AGO ON FORT MYERS BEACH HE'S SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME

HAPPENING TODAY. FIRE DRILL TRAINING.

IT'S MORE THAN JUST STOP, DROP AND ROLL FOR TEACHERS IN LEE COUNTY.

HOW THEY'RE KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE.

AND TALK ABOUT MONKEY BUSINESS?

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PHOTO.

WHY IT'S AT THE CENTER OF COPYRIGHT CASE AND THE PRECENDENT IT COULD SET. Return to index of stories...


HL1) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-SOTVO


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HL2) LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILL-VO-WIPE


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HL3) MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CDC STATE OF ALERT RAISED TO LEVEL ONE-2 SH POP VO


THE LATEST NOW ON THE EBOLA OUTBREAK -- THE CDC IS RAISING ITS ALERT TO THE

HIGHEST LEVEL -- AS IT MONITORS THE SPREADING VIRUS.

GOOD MORNING I'M AMY SEDLACK

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

THEY ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH FOR CASES HERE IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD.

ABC'S STEVE OSUNSAMI TRACKING IT ALL FROM ATLANTA -- WHRE THE TWO INFECTED AMERICAN AID WORKERS ARE BEING TREATED Return to index of stories...


CDC STATE OF ALERT RAISED TO LEVEL ONE-PKG


THIS MORNING, DISEASE TRACKERS IN THE CDC'S EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

CENTER ARE ON THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL OF ALERT - MONITORING THE OUTBREAK AROUND

THE CLOCK. PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO DEATHS LIKE THE MOST RECENT one

IN NIGERIA THE DISEASE HITCHHIKING A RIDE ON A FLIGHT FROM LIBERIA

CDC SOT:

It's really an all hands on deck thing now so that we can draw on people who

normally wouldn't be involved in our infectious disease outbreak/

FEARS Over THE DISEASE CAUSING PANIC IN EMERGENCY ROOMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE CDC SAYS six people in the United States have been tested for Ebola

since the West African outbreak erupted IN FEBRUARY. All

results HAVE BEEN negative, including that New York PATIENT WHO WALKED INTO

THIS NEW YORK HOSPITAL WITH EBOLA LIKE SYMPTOMS MONDAY

AND THE TWO AMERICANS still IN ISOLATION WARDS AT THIS ATLANTA

HOSPITAL, NOW GETTING THE KIND OF 24-7 WESTERN MEDICAL CARE a specialist not

treating them says JUST MIGHT SAVE THEIR LIVES.

Dr. Jay Varkey. Emory University Infectious Disease Specialist.

"The key here is excellent nursing, frequent vital signs, fixing problems.

You have a dehydrated patient getting IV fluids, you have a patient who's

anemic getting a blood transfusion.'

SPAIN WILL NOW BECOME THE FIRST COUNTRY IN EUROPE WITH EBOLA

INFECTED PATIENT. A 75-YEAR-OLD SPANISH PRIEST WORKING AT A LIBERIAN

HOSPITAL IS NOW HEADING HOME. This is THE INSIDE OF THE MEDICALLY EQUIPPED

MILITARY JET HIS COUNTRY IS SENDING.

IN LIBERIA, THIS IS WHAT'S PASSING FOR SANITATION CENTERS -

BUCKETS OF WATER AND HAND SANITIZER. Return to index of stories...


CDC STATE OF ALERT RAISED TO LEVEL ONE-POP MON


THAT WAS STEVE OSUNSAMI WITH THAT REPORT.

TODAY WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT SIX STUDENTS THAT ATTEND TUSKGEE UNIVERSITY WHO ARE STUDYING ABROAD IN LIBERIA---

THEY'VE BEEN STRANDED FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER TEN DAYS.

TRAVEL IS RESTRICTED IN AND OUT OF THAT COUNTRY.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AND BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


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BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW--

THE BODY FOUND JUST FEET FROM I-75 ON TUESDSAY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAS IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS 43- YEAR OLD PENNY SEEVERS.

A LAWN CARE COMPANY SPOTTED HER BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD RAMP ON EYE-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THE TRAFFIC DELAYS BECAUSE OF IT.

DEPUTIES HAVE STILL NOT SAID IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS.

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PA AMBER ALERT CANCELLED AFTER STANDOFF-TRX VO


BREAKING NEWS.

AN AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR TWO BOYS FROM PENNSYLVANIA HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE BOYS WERE ABDUCTED BY THEIR FATHER KEITH BELAJONAS FROM THEIR SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA HOME AFTER HE KILLED THEIR MOTHER.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 2:30 THIS MORNING.

BELAJONAS LATER ROBBED A 7-11 IN NEW YORK, BEFORE DROPPING OFF THE 2 AND 4 YEAR OLD BOYS AT CVS IN STATEN ISLAND WHERE A RELATIVE WORKS.

BELAJONAS WAS LATER FOUND DEAD INSIDE HIS CAR FROM A SELF INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. Return to index of stories...


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BODY FOUND 1-OC ANIBOX


RIGHT NOW ABC SEVEN IS ON THE CASE OF ANOTHER BODY DISCOVERED--- IN TWO DAYS IN LEE COUNTY.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THIS PERSON IS -- AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

THIS BODY WAS FOUND IN SOME HIGH GRASS OFF BRAMAN AVENUE JUST WEST OF METRO PARKWAY.

INVESTIGATORS WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE COMBED THE AREA LOOKING FOR CLUES.

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BODY FOUND 2-vo


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FMB JANE DOE-SSTOPS,VOWIPE


THIS IS HER --

SHE CALLS HERSELF JULIA BAY WADSWORTH.

BUT OHIO DEPUTIES SAY --

THAT'S NOT HER REAL NAME.

THEY SAY THEY ARRESTED HER -- WHEN SHE TRIED TO USE A PHONY BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO APPLY FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

HERE'S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING.

IN COURT, YOU SEE HER HANDS, BUT NOT HER FINGERS.

FINGERS DEPUTIES SAY SHE BURNED ON PURPOSE --

TORCHING HER OWN FINGERPRINTS.

SHE ALSO REFUSES TO LET DEPUTIES GET A D-N-A SWAB OF HER MOUTH.

THEY'RE CONVINCED SHE'S HIDING HER IDENTITY TO CONCEAL SOMETHING ABOUT HER PAST. Return to index of stories...


FMB JANE DOE-VOTOPS, SS


A PAST ABC7 CONFIRMS INVOLVES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

VOTING RECORDS SHOW SHE USED THAT SAME FAKE NAME HERE --

SHE LIVED IN THIS TRAILER OFF MAIN STREET ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

DEPUTIES HOPE THIS PICTURE WILL JOG SOMEONE'S MEMORY -- TO HELP UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY OF WHO IS JULIA WADSWORTH. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG HEARING-VO


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE DOMESTIC SHOOTING INVOLVING TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS IN ESTERO.

A JUDGE DID NOT GRANT A RESTRAINING ORDER.-

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG -- WALKED INTO THE COURTROOM ON WEDNESDAY.

SHE WAS SHOT LAST MONTH.

HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS MONROIG, WAS KILLED.

IT WAS A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE AT THEIR HOUSE IN ESTERO.

WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

BUT MONROIG'S EX-WIFE, NINA, WANTED A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST YOUNG --

SINCE SHE DOESN'T KNOW EITHER IF YOUNG KILLED HER EX-HUSBAND.

SHE DIDN'T WANT YOUNG NEAR HER OR HER KIDS.

THE JUDGE SAID THERE WAS EVIDENCE ALLOWING HIM TO ISSUE THE RESTRAINING ORDER SINCE THE CHILDREN HAVEN'T TESTIFIED. Return to index of stories...


NFM GAMBLING ARREST-VO-SS-OC


TWO PEOPLE FROM A NORTH FORT MYERS POOL HALL ARE AT THE CENTER OF A GAMBLING INVESTIGATION.

STATE AGENTS REMOVED FIVE CASINO GAMBLING GAMES FROM *BAYSHORE BILLIARDS.*

AGENTS SAY PATTI CAPEZZUTO WORKED THERE --

AND PAID CUSTOMERS THEIR WINNINGS FROM THE REGISTER.

KATHLEEN WEYRAUCH OWNED THE BAR.

BOTH WOMEN ARE ARRESTED.

THEY ARE BOTH OUT OF JAIL ON BOND.

THIS IS THE SECOND RESTAURANT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RAIDED FOR THIS REASON.

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ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-VO IN POP


ZAC LATAWEIC IS MAKING A REMARKABLE RECOVERY --

AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AGO --

DOCTORS CALL IT A MEDICAL MIRACLE.

THE 14 YEAR OLD IS WALKING AND TALKING.

DOCTORS THOUGHT HE MAY HAVE PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

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ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-SOTVO


"It was hard for me to walk for a while, but then I just got up and starting walking.

14 YEAR OLD ZAC IS STILL WEAK FROM THE LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

HIS MEMORY IS A BIT FUZZY --

ZAC'S DOCTOR SAYS HE WILL PROBABLY GET TO GO HOME IN THE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION-OC-CG


THE LIGHTNING STRIKE KILLED SCOTT WILCOX WHO WAS FRIENDS WITH THE FAMILY OF ZAC'S GIRLFRIEND.

SINCE THAT DAY, TOWN LEADERS ON FORT MYERS BEACH ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO IMPROVE SAFETY ALONG THE SHORE.

THEY WILL VOTE IN SEPTEMBER ON WHETHER TO INSTALL LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND.

THE TECHNOLOGY WOULD COST 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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LEHIGH FIRE DEPT JOBS-OTS VO


MORE THAN 40 LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTERS HAVE THEIR JOBS THIS MORNING/

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS EXTENDING THE FIRE DISTRICT'S "SAFER GRANT."

THE MONEY PREVENTS THE CITY FROM LAYING OFF 46 FIREFIGHTERS NEXT MONTH.

NOW THEY'RE SAFE UNTIL MARCH.

IN ORDER TO KEEP THEM PERMANENTLY --

VOTERS MUST APPROVE A PROPOSED "FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE."

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OREGON WILDFIRES-TRX-VOTOPS


IN OREGON FIREFIGHTERS ARE TRYING TO PUT OUT A WILDFIRE.

THE FIRE IS ABOUT 75 MILES EAST OF PORTLAND.

THERE WAS A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER FOR 275 HOMES

A SECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 30 IS CLOSED IN THE AREA.

GUSTY WINDS ARE FEEDING THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


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GOVT. CONTRACTOR HIT BY BREACH-BNC VO


ANOTHER SECURITY BREACH ---

BUT THIS TIME HACKERS GOT THEIR HANDS ON PERSONAL INFORMATION BELONGING TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

U-S-I-S, A MAJOR CONTRACTOR FOR THE U-S GOVERNMENT, SAYS HACKERS BREACHED ITS COMPUTER SYSTEM.

THE COMPANY PROVIDES BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR NEARLY FIVE MILLION FEDERAL WORKERS.

THEY BELIEVE A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT MAY RESPONSIBLE.

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SNOWDEN GRANTED ASYLUM-OC


EDWARD SNOWDEN HAS JUST BEEN GRANTED PERMISSION TO STAY IN RUSSIA FOR THREE MORE YEARS.

LAST YEAR THE NSA WHISTLEBLOWER WAS GRANTED TEMPORARY ASYLUM FOR ONE YEAR IN RUSSIA, BUT THAT RAN OUT ON AUGUST FIRST. Return to index of stories...


US RUSSIA SANCTIONS-VOTOPS


RUSSIA IS BANNING MOST FOOD IMPORTS FROM THE WEST IN RETALIATION FOR SANCTIONS OVER UKRAINE.

THE BAN COVERS ALL IMPORTS OF MEAT, FISH, MILK, MILK PRODUCTS AND FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FROM THE U-S, THE EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND NORWAY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS THE SANCTIONS ARE PUTTING A STRAIN ON THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


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FLORIDA REDISTRICTING-VO


STATE LAWMAKERS ARE BACK IN TALLAHASSEE THIS MORNING -GOING BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.

THE GOAL - TO RE-DRAW THE STATE'S 27 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WITH AS FEW CHANGES AS POSSIBLE.

A 9-DAY SPECIAL SESSION KICKS OFF TODAY.

THE CHANGES COME AFTER A JUDGE FOUND TWO DISTRICTS WERE DRAWN ILLEGALLY TO BENEFIT 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...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


IS 30 DAYS BETWEEN THE SHEETS

THE ANSWER FOR A TIRED MARRIAGE?

ONE COUPLE BLOGGING ABOUT IT. SAYING THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A SPARK AFTER HAVING KIDS.

AND BEACH LOVERS BEWARE.

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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


SEX EVERYDAY FOR A MONTH-2-SHOT


ONE COUPLE'S HAPPY EXPERIMENT HAS CAUSED AN

ONLINE SENSATION --

THEY HAD SEX EVERY DAY FOR A MONTH -- AND WROTE ABOUT IT.

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SEX EVERYDAY FOR A MONTH-PKG


nat snd: Utah mom Meg Conley asking

daughter about apple: "That one? Ok."

Two little kids. Two hectic jobs. But, no

more excuses - and let's face it:

we've heard 'em all!

MEG CONLEY, Utah Mom

"I'm tired; I don't feel well; I don't like how I look;

I have to lose another ten pounds."

With babies and a busy schedule,

29-year old Meg Conley

was feeling not-so-sexy, and was

worried she was losing touch

with her husband of eight years -

Riley Bingham.

MEG CONLEY, Utah mom

"And, I realized that we hadn't even

TOUCHED each other for, like, eight days -

which was CRAZY for us!"

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"Were you noticing that you weren't

as intimate, as often?"

RILEY BINGHAM, Meg's husband

"Absolutely!"

So, Meg came up with an experiment to

get their spark back.

MEG CONLEY, Utah mom

"He got home from work that night and I was like,

'What if we just have sex every night for the next

month?' And he was like, 'Yeah! What if we

DO?' So, so, so we DID!"

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"And you're thinkin'."

RILEY BINGHAM, Meg's husband

"Hit the lottery. I dropped my

bag out of shock!"

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"Was it like - every night, you're

actually doin' the deed? Correct?"

MEG CONLEY, Utah mom:

"Yes!"

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"Did you ever feel like, 'I am JUST too

tired today'?"

MEG CONLEY, Utah mom:

"Oh, absolutely. There were times where I

would have to look in the bathroom mirror

and, like, psych myself up, like, 'You can do

this!

And, then, AFTER two weeks - I, I CRAVED it!"

She wrote about their journey on her

blog, 'Meg in Progress' - really striking a

chord with couples: some calling her idea

"brilliant", while others saying:

it's "oversimplified."

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"What do you think this did for your marriage?"

MEG CONLEY, Utah mom

"It added excitement.

He would come home from work and he'd

come into the kitchen, like, pick me up

and twirl me around.

It felt like we were kids again! - and we

were TALKING more to each other.

We got on the same team again."

RILEY BINGHAM, Meg's husband

"We did talk a lot more. We became

much more generous; less selfish."

And, though they say they are no longer

having sex EVERY DAY.

RILEY BINGHAM, Meg's husband

"We still make it a point to be INTIMATE every

day, whether its hand holding

or kissing - something that's just: her and

I, where we feel close. No matter how

long the day is - it's just us."

For Good Morning America, Abbie Boudreau,

ABC News, Provo, Utah.

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NOTE TO THURSDAY A.M. GMA/NY CREW:

If you must shorten the piece Thursday morning,

this TEN SECOND soundbite can be removed,

but GMA/NY morning editor will have to cover

the resulting edits with bumper material

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MEG CONLEY, Utah mom:

"It added excitement.

He would come home from work and he'd come into the

kitchen, like, pick me up and twirl me around.

It felt like we were kids again and we were, we

were talking more to each other.

We got on the same team again."

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WILL BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WANTS TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THEY ARE MAKING SURE THE FIRE DRILL POLICY WORKS.

MOSQUITOS ARE EXPLODING IN ONE COUNTY!

MONDAY'S RECORD RAINFALL IS MAKING IT WORST FIND OUT HOW OFFICIALS ARE FIGHTING THE PESKY PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


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AMY MDA-2SH-VO


THERE'S SOMETHING THAT. WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS MORNING.

AS MANY OF YOU MAY HAVE HEARD.

MY CO-ANCHOR WAS ARRESTED ON WEDNESDAY.

LOOK WE EVEN HAVE HER MUG SHOT

THERE SHE IS IN STRIPES

A DEPUTY PICKING HER UP AT HER HOUSE

HER CRIME.HAVING A BIG HEART.

SHE WAS RAISING MONEY FOR MDA. ONLY LOCKED UP FOR PRETEND

RAISING BAIL

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.

SHE POSTS BAIL.

THEN GOES AND SERVES AS THE MODERATOR FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND THE GREATER FORT MYERS CHAMBER

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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.

JUST A FEW PM DOWNPOURS

The onshore flow will continue today. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s with heat index values reaching to near 100 degrees.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin. Otherwise, no major activity is expected in the tropics through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILL-VO


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS BEGIN FIRE DRILL TRAINING TODAY.

THIS COMES AFTER AN INVESTIGATION EXPOSED FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE TWO FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THE FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 12TH, THEN THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL VOTE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE'RE SEEING SPECIFIC CHANGES TO THE FIRE DRILLS FOR LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

THIS COMES AFTER THE NBC-2 INVESTIGATORS EXPOSED FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE 2 FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THE FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 12TH, THEN THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-CGTOPS


THIS YEAR'S LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS BUS ROUTES ARE OUT TODAY --

WE'VE PUT THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE -- ABC DASH 7 DOT COM.

FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS -- YOU SHOULD CALL THE SCHOOL DIRECTLY.

School Bus Routes

**2014-2015 School Bus Routes Will Be Available August 7th**

School BusUse our Interactive Database* for the most current information. Please call your child's school with concerns and questions or to request a bus stop.

For Charter Schools bus information please contact your Charter School directly.

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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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DAN A. HUGHES REPORTABLE-VO


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ONGOING BATTLE BETWEEN A TEXAS OIL COMPANY AND FLORIDA OFFICIALS.

THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY FILED PAPERS IN COURT CHALLENGING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIORNMENTAL PROTECTION'S PLAN TO REVOKE ITS OPERATING PERMITS.

THE COMPANY IS FILING A MOTION TO DISMISS THE D-E-P LAWSUIT

PREVIOUSLY, HUGHES ANNOUNCED IT WOULD STOP ACTIVITY AT TWO SITES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

ONE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE OTHER SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


WEEKS FISH CAMP-2 SH VO


A PRIVATE DEVELOPER IS INVESTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO AN OLD BOATING SITE IN LEE COUNTY.

YOU WILL HAVE MORE PUBLIC ACCESS TO ESTERO BAY.

SUGAR MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT IS TAKING THE OLD WEEKS FISH CAMP MARINA OFF COCONUT ROAD --

AND TURNING IT INTO A NEW DESTINATION FOR BOATERS AND TOURISTS.

BONITA SPRINGS WILL NEED TO RE-ZONE THE PROPERTY IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS THE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


WEEKS FISH CAMP-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

NAME: Bill Fraser

NUMBER: Project manager, sugar mountain develeopment

AT: 43:12

TO: 43:27

DURATION:0:15

it was a blighted area but we had the vision on how we can take that and make a community project:24 just not for boaters but the entire community

COUNCIL'S FINAL VOTE ON THE PROJECT IS IN TWO WEEKS.

THE DEVELOPER HOPES TO BEGIN PUBLIC ACCESS NEXT SPRING. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO CONCERNS-VO


HERE WE GO AGAIN!

ALL THE RAIN WE'VE HAD THIS WEEK HAS CREATED THE PERFECT CONDITIONS FOR MOSQUITO BREEDING IN SOME AREAS.

COLLIER COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL SAYS IN SOME PLACES --

MOSQUITO NUMBERS HAVE TRIPLED.

MOSQUITO CONTROL IS SPRAYING HOT SPOTS.

SANIBEL AND PINE ISLAND ALL TREATED ON WEDNESDAY.

THEY EXPECT THE MOSQUITO SPIKE TO LAST FOR ABOUT A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


MOTE MARINE BLOOM INFO-VO


WE HAVE NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM FLOATING OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. NORTH OF TAMPA.

ON THE SURFACE, THE BLOOM IS NEARLY THE SIZE OF CONNECTICUT.

SCIENTISTS FROM MOTE MARINE SAY THE BLOOM IS SLOWLY MOVING TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ABC SEVEN WAS THERE LAST WEEK AS RESEARCHERS HIT THE GULF TO INVESTIGATE.

RESEARCHERS SAY THE RED TIDE WILL LIKELY COME CLOSE TO OUR COASTLINE WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

BUT A LARGE STORM COULD BREAK UP THE BLOOM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


FAULTY *BRCA GENES ARE KNOWN TO CAUSE BREAST CANCER.

BUT NOW SCIENTISTS SAY ANOTHER GENE THAT'S LESS COMMON CAN DO THE SAME.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT GENE YOU WANT TO WATCH OUT FOR

H-P-V IS NOW THE MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE IN THE U-S.

LEE COUNTY WANTS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD.

FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE ASKING PARENTS TO DO. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A BREAST CANCER GENE-VO-WIPE


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TZ3 B HPV VACCINE-VOTOPS


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YELLING AT YOUR KIDS-2SH-VO


DO YOU EVER FEEL GUILTY ABOUT YELLING AT YOUR KIDS?

HERE'S ONE SIMPLE TIP TO HELP YOU STOP YELLING.

IT'S FROM THE WEBSITE LEMON LIME ADVENTURES DOT COM.

*GET CLOSER*.

PHYSICALLY.

THE AUTHOR SAYS. INSTEAD OF THINKING "THE KIDS ARE ARGUING. THE KIDS AREN'T LISTENING. THE KIDS ARE BEING LOUD."

THINK. WHERE AM I?

AM I TOO BUSY DOING DISHES, OR CLEANING UP?

SHE SAYS GET CLOSER, AND 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME, THERE'S NO MORE YELLING NECESSARY! Return to index of stories...


BREAST CANCER GENE-VO


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

SCIENTISTS FOUND ANOTHER GENE MAY GREATLY RAISE THE RISK FOR BREAST CANCER.

.

THE NEWLY-DISCOVERED GENE IS CALLED P-A-L-B-2.

A GENETICS EXPERT SAYS IT'S PROBABLY THE MOST DANGEROUS IN TERMS OF BREAST CANCER AFTER THE BRCA GENES.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THE GENE SEEMS TO GIVE A WOMAN A 14 PERCENT CHANCE OF BREAST CANCER BY AGE 50.

AND A 35 PERCENT CHANCE BY AGE 70.

THE WOMEN WERE AT AN EVEN GREATER RISK IF THEY HAD TWO OR MORE CLOSE RELATIVES WITH THE DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


HPV VACCINE-OTS, VO


THE CONTROVERSIAL H-P-V VACCINE IS NOW ON THE LIST OF RECOMENED BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOTS

LEE COUNTY'S HEALTH DEPARTMENT ASKING PARENTS TO GET FOR THEIR CHILDREM.

THE SERIES OF THREE SHOTS PREVENTS CERVIAL CANCER AND SOME FORMS OF GENITAL WARTS.

HPV IS THE MOST COMMON SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE.

SOME PARENTS THINK GIVING A CHILD THE VACCINE COULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO BECOME SEXUALLY ACTIVE.

BUT DOCTORS ARE RECOMMENDING IT TO PARENTS OF 7TH GRADERS

VACCINES FOR CHILDREN AGES 18 AND UNDER ARE FREE AT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR TOOK A TRIP.

HUNTING ANIMALS.

NOT POLITICS.

BUT IT'S WHO PAID FOR THAT TRIP THAT NOW HAS HIM IN THE CROSS HAIRS.

WE'LL TELL YOU IF ANYONE IS INVESTIGATING THIS CASE.

ONE TEACHER IS UNDER FIRE THIS MORNING.

SHE DEFINITELY WASN'T PREPARED TO ENTER THE CLASSROOM.

FIND OUT WHAT SHE WAS MISSING.

AND COULD YOU BE MISSING OUT ON HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS?

HOW THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS TRYING TO FIND YOU TO GET YOU PAID! Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-VO-WIPE


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TZ 4 B DRUNK TEACHER NO PANTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-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 STABILIZED ON WEDNESDAY AFTER A BIG DROP ON TUESDAY.

UP 14 POINTS, BUT STILL NEARLY 600 POINTS FROM 17,000.

SOME BIG BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTS ARE OUT TODAY.

THE LABOR DEPARTMENT, RELEASING UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS.

AND FREDDIE MAC WILL RELEASE MORTGAGE RATES. THEY DROPPED A BIT LAST WEEK, TO 4.12 PERCENT.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL ALSO RELEASE CONSUMER SPENDING ON A STATE BY STATE BASIS FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) TWO BODIES FOUND-BNC OC VO


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW--

THE BODY FOUND JUST FEET FROM I-75 ON TUESDSAY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAS IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS 43- YEAR OLD PENNY SEEVERS.

A LAWN CARE COMPANY SPOTTED HER BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD RAMP ON EYE-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THE TRAFFIC DELAYS BECAUSE OF IT.

DEPUTIES HAVE STILL NOT SAID IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET A PICTURE OF THE VICTIM.

ANOTHER BODY DISCOVERED--- WAS FOUND IN SOME GRASS OFF BRAHAN AVENUE YESTERDAY MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THIS PERSON IS -- AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FMB JANE DOE-SS-VO


DETECTIVES IN OHIO ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THIS WOMAN WHO BURNED OFF HER FINGERPRINTS.

SHE CALLS HERSELF JULIA BAY WADSWORTH.

BUT OHIO DEPUTIES SAY --

THAT'S NOT HER REAL NAME.

THEY ARRESTED HER -- WHEN THEY SAY SHE TRIED TO USE A PHONY BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO APPLY FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

DEPUTIES ARE CONVINCED SHE'S HIDING HER IDENTITY TO CONCEAL SOMETHING ABOUT HER PAST. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-BNC OC VO


ZAC LATAWEIC IS MAKING A REMARKABLE RECOVERY --

AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AGO --

DOCTORS THOUGHT HE MAY HAVE PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

BUT NOW THE 14 YEAR OLD IS WALKING AND TALKING.

HIS DOCTOR SAYS HE WILL PROBABLY GET TO GO HOME IN THE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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FL POISIONING TRIAL-TC MON VO


WE START THIS HALF HOUR WITH-- A LURID CASE FROM RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA -- INVOLVING THREE TEENS IN A LOVE TRIANGLE THAT TURNED DEADLY -- ONE YOUNG MAN -- DRIVEN BY JEALOUSY -- IS NOW

ON TRIAL -- FOR KILLING HIS BEST FRIEND --

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ IS HERE WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


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SHE'S THE YOUNG WOMAN AT THE CENTER OF AN ALLEGED DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE.

Nat Friman in court

CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF DANGEROUS OBSESSION THAT POLICE SAY LEFT HER

BOYFRIEND, CHRISTIAN AGUILAR DEAD. AND HIS FORMER BEST FRIEND NOW ON

TRIAL FOR HIS MURDER.

Nat her court

20-YEAR OLD PEDRO BRAVO IS ACCUSED OF KILLING AGUILAR IN 2012. FUELED BY

JEALOUSY AFTER FINDING OUT HE WAS DATING FRIMAN.

GRFX

THE THREE PICTURED HERE AT PROM HAD BEEN HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS. BACK THEN,

FRIMAN DATED BRAVO. BUT ONCE IN COLLEGE, SHE BEGAN DATING AGUILAR, SOMETHING

SHE HID FROM BRAVO.

Erica Friman

I lied to him because he was at a very sensitive point in his life I suppose

. I didn't want to throw him over the edge and say by the way, I'm dating a

mutual friend of ours

WHEN BRAVO FOUND OUT, POLICE SAY, HE POISONED AND STRANGLED THE 19-YEAR-OLD

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA STUDENT, HIDING AGUILAR'S BODY IN A REMOTE FIELD.

DISCOVERED 22 DAYS LATER.

Nat court-walking to stand

TAKING THE STAND WEDNESDAY, FRIMAN CAME FACE TO FACE WITH HER EX FOR THE

FIRST TIME SINCE THE ALLEGED MURDER.IDENTIFYING SOME OF AGUILAR'S

BELONGINGS POLICE FOUND IN BRAVO'S CLOSET.

Erika Friman

Yes I do recognize it-it's Christian's bookbag.

A MOMENT TOO TOUGH FOR FRIMAN

Nat crying

PROSECUTORS SAY BRAVO FOLLOWED FRIMAN TO GAINESVILLE FROM MIAMI. WRITING

ABOUT IT IN A SKETCHBOOK.

Prosecutor

No one will stop me, I will get out of Miami and into Gainesville by January

2013 and I will get her back.

FRIMAN SAYS BRAVO THREATENED SUICIDE, AND HOPING ADVICE FROM AGUILAR WOULD

HELP. SHE SAYS SHE ARRANGED FOR THE TWO TO MEET.

Erika Friman

At this point, did you still care about Pedro? I did but I cared about

anyone who claimed they were suicidal.

THE TWO MEN CAPTURED SHOPPING ON SURVEILLANCE IMAGES. BRAVO HAD BOUGHT A

SHOVEL AND DUCT TAPE - BOTH FOUND NEAR THE BODY. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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MANHATTAN BUS ACCIDENT UPDATE-VO


PROSECUTORS SAY PRELIMINARY DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTS HAVE COME BACK NEGATIVE IN TIMES SQUARE BUS CRASH.

THE DRIVER PLOWED INTO A TIMES SQUARE PLAZA.

THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE RESULTS OF A FULL TOXICOLOGY REPORT ON WILLIAM DALAMBERT BEFORE PROCEEDING.

POLICE SAID DALAMBERT FAILED A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST AFTER TUESDAY'S CRASH BUT THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE HE HAD BEEN DRINKING.

THE ACCIDENT SENT 14 PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

HIS LICENSE HAD BEEN SUSPENDED 20 TIMES BUT WAS VALID AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK TEACHER NO PANTS-VO


SCHOOL STARTS IN ABOUT A WEEK HERE IN FLORIDA.

AND LET'S HOPE OUR KIDS GET A BETTER TEACHER THAN SOME KIDS IN OKLAHOMA.

THIS IS LORIE ANN HILL.

POLICE SAY THIS TEACHER SHOWED UP FOR HER FIRST DAY OF WORK.

DRUNK. AND NOT WEARING PANTS.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS CALLED POLICE WHEN THEY NOTICED HER.BOTTOMLESS. IN AN EMPTY CLASSROOM.

SHE WAS BOOKED ON SUSPICION OF PUBLIC INTOXICATION.

THE KIDS DON'T SHOW UP AT THAT SCHOOL UNTIL TODAY. Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE ARREST-OC-(2SS)


IN A SPAN OF JUST TWO WEEKS --

FIVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR MIS-USING 9-1-1.

TWO ON TUESDAY ALONE.

THIS MAN -- JOSUE JACOB, WAS PICKED UP IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY --

DEPUTIES SAY HE WAS PULLED OVER BECAUSE HE HAD A HEADLIGHT OUT.

HE CALLED 911 AND YELLED AT DISPATCHERS AND THE DEPUTY.

THIS WOMAN -- SABRINA COBB WAS ALSO ARRESTED BY FORT MYERS POLICE.

SHE CALLED DISPATCH TWICE --

THE FIRST TIME -- SHE ASKED FOR POLICE TO HELP HER GET SOME OF HER PROPERTY OUT OF A FRIEND'S HOUSE --

WHEN SHE WAS TOLD TO CALL THE NON-EMERGENCY LINE -- SHE CALLED 911 AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE ARREST-SOTVO


Sabrina Cobb, Arrested For Misusing 911

07;08;23-32

"I called 911 again and it's the same lady and i said someone is shooting at me and I'm going to shoot back.'

07;09;32-39

"I apologize, but i needed yall here quicker at that point in time, but I shouldn't have went to jail for that."

CAPE CORAL DISPATCH WORKERS TELL US THEY HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN A THOUSAND NON-EMERGENCY CALLS SO FAR THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL-2 SHOT


NOW TO THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL -- PISTORIUS IS BACK IN COURT THIS

MORNING AFTER A MONTH LONG BREAK --

CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE UNDERWAY FOR THE FORMER OLYMPIAN CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND.

ABC'S LAMA HASAN HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


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MAN FAKES DISABILITY STEALS WATCH-OTS VO


ONE MAN PRETENDS TO HAVE A DISABILITY TO MAKE A BIG STEAL AT A JEWELRY STORE.

IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

YOU CAN SEE A MAN SITTING IN A WHEELCHAIR, HOLDING A WATCH.

BUT HE DOESN'T NEED THE WHEELCHAIR.

SUDDENLY, HE GETS UP AND DARTS OUT WITH STOLEN LOOT.

HE USED A PEPPER SPRAYER TO CLEAR HIS PATH --

SPRAYING A SECURITY GUARD AND A WORKER.

HE'S STILL ON THE LOOSE.

POLICE SAY A MAN FAKED A HANDICAP TO STEAL A PRICEY WATCH FROM A JEWELRY STORE AT THE STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT TOWN CENTER SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

DETECTIVES SAY THE SUSPECT ENTERED THE SIDNEY THOMAS JEWELRY STORE IN A WHEELCHAIR AND LOOKED AT ROLEX WATCHES IN A DISPLAY CASE.

THE VIDEO SHOWS THE MAN GRABBING A WATCH AND JUMPING OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR, TAKING THE STORE EMPLOYEE BY SURPRISE.

HE ATTACKS THE EMPLOYEE AND A SECURITY GUARD WITH PEPPER SPRAY BEFORE RUNNING INTO THE PARKING GARAGE.

POLICE SAY IT'S CLEAR THE WHEELCHAIR WAS BEING USED AS A DECOY BY THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-OTS VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS UNDER FIRE FOR TAKING SECRET HUNTING TRIPS TO TEXAS -- ALL PAID FOR BY U.S. SUGAR.

THE GOVERNOR WASN'T ALONE ON THOSE TRIPS.

TWO PROMINENT STATE REPRESENTATIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- MATT CALDWELL OF LEE COUNTY AND MATT HUDSON OF COLLIER COUNTY -- ALSO HUNTED ON KING RANCH IN TEXAS.

CALDWELL DESCRIBING IT AS AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID POLITICAL FUND RAISING EVENT.

THE TRIP WAS PAID FOR BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY -- WHO IN TURN RECEIVED MONEY FROM U.S. SUGAR -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST POLLUTERS OF THE EVERGLADES. Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-SOT-OC


Laura Weir/Political Science professor / 03:08:554 The big sugar lobby is the number two lobby in the state of Florida. 03:08:59

U.S. SUGAR RECEIVES MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES.

FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI HASN'T SAID WHETHER SHE WILL INVESTIGATE THE TRIPS. Return to index of stories...


FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-VO


HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY IS WAITING TO BE CLAIMED IN FLORIDA.

FROM DIAMOND RINGS TO RARE COINS TO VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS --

THIS HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE ABANDONS A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX FOR THREE YEARS.

BANKS THEN SEND THE CONTENTS TO A STATE VAULT.

THE STATE HOLDS THEM FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS THEN AUCTIONS IT OFF.

YOU CAN MAKE A BID THIS WEEKEND IN ORLANDO. Return to index of stories...


FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-SOTVO-BNR


Walter Graham, Bureau of Unclaimed Property

"We simply just can't hold onto those items forever. So, we do auction them and that's the purpose for this auction. But, when we do sell the items, we credit the amount to each person's account, and they or their heirs can claim that amount forever."

LAST YEAR -- THE STATE RETURNED NEARLY 250-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

TO CHECK IF YOU HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY -- OR FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE AUCTION -- GO TO ABC DASH-SEVEN DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


FAST, CHEAP DELIVERY OF BOOKS.

NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH AMAZON.

GOOGLE AND BARNES AND NOBLE ARE TEAMING UP.

FIND OUT HOW THEY PLAN TO BEAT OUT AMAZON.

shark attacks camera

TAKE A LOOK.

ITS USUALLY SOMETHING YOU ONLY SEE IN THE MOVIES.

BUT THIS HERE IS A NEW TYPE OF EQUIPMENT USED TO SHOW THE INITIAL ATTACK --

OF A GREAT WHITE SHARK.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE UP-CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


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TZ5 B SHARK ATTACKS UP-NATSVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


SHARK ATTACKS UP-2 SH POP VO


THIS MAY SEEM LIKE THE SUMMER OF THE SHARK.

WE'VE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT THE BIG RISE IN GREAT WHITES ALONG AMERICA'S BEACHES.

NEW JAW-DROPPING VIDEO OF A SHARK, UP CLOSE, IN ACTION.

ABC'S PAULA FARIS SHOWS US HOW THEY ATTACK AND WHY. Return to index of stories...


SHARK ATTACKS UP-PKG


THE GREAT WHITE SHARK APPROACHES

AND THEN, OUT OF NOWHERE ATTACKS.

IT HAPPENS AGAIN1:50 WATCH THE GREAT WHITE IN PURSUIT

AND LISTEN AS ITS TEETH GRIND DOWN ON ITS PREY.IN THIS CASE, AN UNDERWATER

CAMERA

THESE RARE VISUALSCAPTURED BY THE REMUS SHARK VEHICLE

NATS-PULLING CAMERA OUT OF WATER "OH MY!"

FOR SHARK WEEK'S "JAWS STRIKES BACK"AIRING NEXT WEEK ON THE DISCOVERY

CHANNEL.

NATS W SCIENTIST EXAMINING CAMERA "PRETTY INTENSE DAMAGE HERE"

SCIENTISTS LEARNING JUST HOW POWERFUL THESE GREAT WHITES ARE

Dr. Greg Skomal, Massachusetts Marine Fisheries SOT

These attacks can occur down at great depths. So not just at the surface

which is what we previously thought./

ANIMATE GFX: THE GREAT WHITE CAN HIT ITS PREY AT SPEEDS OF 25 MILES PER

HOURAND, BITE WITH ONE TON OF PRESSURE PER SQUARE INCH

GFX: EXPERTS SAY THE POPULATION IS THE LARGEST ITS BEEN IN 20 YEARSPARTLY

BECAUSE OF CONSERVATION EFFORTS

GFX: AND, this time of year they're PRIMARILY ARE SPOTTED IN THE NORTHEAST

AND FLORIDA

STEVE ROBLE SURVIVED AN ATTACK JUST LAST MONTH IN CALIFORNIAIT WAS ALL

CAUGHT ON CAMERA

SURVIVOR SOT-MADE A REAL FAST, SHARP LEFT TURN. AND, LUNGED RIGHT AT MY

CHEST

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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.

JUST A FEW PM DOWNPOURS

The onshore flow will continue today. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s with heat index values reaching to near 100 degrees.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin. Otherwise, no major activity is expected in the tropics through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-2 SHOT


THIS IS SOME SERIOUS MONKEY BUSINESS -- A LEGAL DISPUTE OVER THIS PICTURE.

THE GUY WHO OWNS THE CAMERA SAYS HE OWNS THE RIGHT TO THE SHOT --

EVEN THOUGH THE MONKEY TOOK IT -- BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES.

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


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WHEN A CHEEKY MONKEY SNAPS A SELFIE IN A FOREST WHO OWNS THE COPYRIGHT?

SOT: David Slater

18:13:11 They've stolen it. / They haven't had my permission to use it

PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID SLATER IS FUMING.OVER A SMUDGY SKYPE CONNECTION FROM

RURAL ENGLAND.ALL OVER THIS UBER VIRAL SIMIAN SELFIE.

HE'S CLAIMING COPYRIGHT. SAYS THERE'S MAYBE $100,000 INVOLVED IN THE RIGHTS

TO THIS 2011 SNAP SEEN ROUND THE WORLD. HE SAYS HE FLEW TO THE REMOTE

INDONESIA ISLAND HOME OF THE CRESTED MACAQUES. IT'S HIS CAMERA.

SOT: David Slater

18:11:32 I did all the settings on the camera, auto focus all that sort of

thing

HERE'S THE PROBLEM WIKIPEDIA IS DISPLAYING THAT PHOTO CLAIMING: THE MONKEY

TOOK IT, MONKEYS CAN'T CLAIM COPYRIGHT, SO IT'S PUBLIC DOMAIN. AND THEY AIN'

T MONKEYING AROUND.

SOT: Dan Abrams

In the vast world of monkey selfies, this could be a precedent-setting case.

WIKIPEDIA HASN'T RESPONDED TO OUR REQUEST FOR COMMENT, BUT UNDER THE

PHOTO WHICH IT REFUSES TO TAKE DOWN "This file is in the public domain"

because it is "the work of a non-human animal, it has no human author in

whom copyright is vested." SLATER'S READY FOR COURT.

SOT: Dan Abrams

Someone is taking credit for the monkey's work and saying I have that

copyright! That's a tough legal argument to make.

SIMILAR TO THAT BROUHAHA OVER WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THAT FAMOUS ELLEN

OSCARS SELFIE. DEGENERES OWNS THE CAMERA. COOPER SNAPPED THE SHUTTER. AND SO

DID THE MONKEY. EXCEPT HUNDREDS OF SELFIES, INCLUDING THIS MODERN DAY MONA

LISA THAT ENIGMATIC SMILE THOSE EYES THAT SAY SO MUCH.

FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA, NICK WATT, ABC NEWS, LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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GOOGLE AND BARNES AND NOBLE JOIN FORCES-VO


GOOGLE AND BARNES AND NOBLE ARE JOINING FORCES AGAINST RIVAL AMAZON!

THEY ARE CONCENTRATING ON A SERVICE THAT AMAZON HAS LONG DOMINATED - THE FAST, CHEAP DELIVERY OF BOOKS.

BEGINNING TODAY, BOOK BUYERS IN MANHATTAN, WEST LOS ANGELES, AND THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WILL BE ABLE TO GET SAME DAY

DELIVERS FROM LOCAL BARNES AND NOBLE STORES THROUGH GOOGLE'S SHOPPING

EXPRESS.

DELIVERY IS FREE FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF GOOGLE SHOPPING EXPRESS AND ABOUT FIVE BUCKS FOR ALL OTHER CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


HIGHEST CREDIT CARD FEES-VO


CREDIT CARDS OFFERED BY RETAILERS OFTEN COME WITH AN AVERAGE APR OF ABOUT 23 PERCENT

THIS IS MORE THAN TWICE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF LOW INTEREST RATE CARDS.

ABC SEVEN FOUND THE CARDS WITH THE HIGHEST RATES INCLUDE JEWELER ZALES AT 28.99 PERCENT, FOLLOWED BY STAPLES AND HOME DEPOT AT 27.99 PERCENT.

THESE CARDS OFTEN COME WITH SOME REWARDS PROGRAM, SO FOR THOSE WHO PAY THEIR BALANCES IN FULL IT CAN MAKE SENSE. Return to index of stories...


BOA EXTRA MONEY IN SETTLEMENT-VO


ANOTHER FINE FOR BANK OF AMERICA RELATED TO MORTGAGE PRACTICES THAT LED TO THE FINANCIAL CRISIS.

BANK OF AMERICA HAS REACHED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.

THE BANK WILL PAY $17 BILLION TO RESOLVE THOSE ALLEGATONS.

THE DEAL WAS REACHED ON JULY 30TH.

IT SURPASSES A SIMILAR $13 BILLION SETTLEMENT WITH JP MORGAN CHASE LAST NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


LOWEST AUGUST GAS PRICES-VO


TODAY WOULD BE A GOOD DAY TO FILL UP YOU TANK!

DRIVERS ARE NOW ENJOYING THE LOWEST AUGUST GAS PRICES IN YEARS.

GAS WAS $3. 71 A GALLON IN AUGUST 2011, BUT NOW STANDS IN $3.50 PER GALLON.

OIL PRICES DECREASED DRAMATICALLY THIS WEEK, SO IT'S NOT EXPECTED GAS PRICES SHOULD GO UP ANYTIME SOON.

BUT PRICES COULD JUMP IF THERE ARE ANY UNEXPECTED REFINERY OUTAGES, A SPIKE IN OIL PRICES, OR A THREAT OF A HURRICANE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

YOU CAN FIND REGULAR GAS HERE IN FLORIDA FOR 3.38. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


YOU BETTER NOT POST A BAD REVIEW ABOUT THE UNION STREET GUEST HOUSE HOTEL.

THEY CLAIM YOU WILL GET A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR FINE.

FIND OUT HOW GUESTS ARE FIGHTING BACK! Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-VO


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TZ6 B FINE FOR POSTING BAD REVIEWS-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...


FINE FOR POSTING BAD REVIEWS-VO


YOU BETTER WATCH WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT ONE NEW YORK BUSINESS.

THE "UNION STREET GUEST HOUSE" THREATENED ITS GUESTS.

THEY SAID THEY WOULD FINE WEDDING PARTIES 500 DOLLARS --

IF ANYONE IN THE PARTY WROTE A BAD ONLINE REVIEW ABOUT THE HOTEL.

SO WHAT DID THE GUESTS DO?

THEY TOOK TO YELP-DOT-COM TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE POLICY.

THEY EVEN WROTE BAD, FAKE REVIEWS ABOUT THE PROPERTY.

YELP SAYS TRYING TO PREVENT YOUR CUSTOMERS FROM TALKING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES IS BAD POLICY --

AND LIKELY UNENFORCEABLE.

THE GUEST HOUSE NOW CLAIMS --

THEIR THREAT WAS TONGUE-IN-CHEEK. Return to index of stories...


NINE WEST AD CAMPAIGN-OC-SS


MANY WOMAN ARE OFFENDED BY NINE WEST'S BRAND NEW AD CAMPAIGN.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

IT'S JUST ONE OF THE PICTURES BRINGING ON THE BACKLASH.

IT'S AN AD -- SHOWING FLIP FLOPS BEING TOTED IN A HANDBAG.

THE CAPTION: "ANTICIPATORY WALK OF SHAME."

IT REFERS TO A WOMAN -- SPENDING THE NIGHT OUT IN HER HIGH HEELS --THEN STAYING SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT NIGHT.

THE FLIP FLOPS ARE FOR THE TRECK BACK HOME IN THE MORNING.

SOME WOMEN AREN'T AMUSED. Return to index of stories...


MONKEY SELFIE DEBATE-OC-SS-VO


A PHOTOGRAPHER IS FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS TO A SELFIE --

HE DIDN'T SNAP.

THIS GUY DID.

A MONKEY GRABBED BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID SLATER'S CAMERA --

AND TOOK A SELFIE.

THE PICTURE IS NOW GETTING A LOT OF CLICKS ONLINE --

BUT SLATER CAN'T CLAIM THE COPYRIGHT.

WIKIMEDIA HAS THE PICTURE POSTED UNDER IT' CREATIVE COMMON'S SECTION --

MEANING THE PUBLIC IS FREE TO USE IT.

THEY SAY THE MONKEY PRESSED THE SHUTTER BUTTON.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER SAYS HE'S LOSING MONEY. Return to index of stories...


GRUMPY CAT-TRX-VOTOPS


WE'VE ALL HAD OUR GRUMPY DAYS

BUT THIS MAY BE THE GRUMPIEST FACE EVER.

TAKE A LOOK.

THIS GRUMPY CAT HAS BECOME AN INTERNET SENSATION.

REAL NAME TARTAR SAUCE

HAS OVER 6 MILLION LIKES ON FACEBOOK AND HAS BEEN FEATURED ON EVERYTHING FROM THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL TO CNN. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) TWO BODIES FOUND-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW--

THE BODY FOUND JUST FEET FROM I-75 ON TUESDSAY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAS IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM AS 43- YEAR OLD PENNY SEEVERS.

A LAWN CARE COMPANY SPOTTED HER BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL BOULEVARD RAMP ON EYE-75 IN LEE COUNTY.

YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THE TRAFFIC DELAYS BECAUSE OF IT.

DEPUTIES HAVE STILL NOT SAID IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET A PICTURE OF THE VICTIM.

ANOTHER BODY DISCOVERED--- WAS FOUND IN SOME GRASS OFF BRAHAN AVENUE YESTERDAY MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THIS PERSON IS -- AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FMB JANE DOE-SS-VO


DETECTIVES IN OHIO ARE TRYING TO IDENTIFY THIS WOMAN WHO BURNED OFF HER FINGERPRINTS.

SHE CALLS HERSELF JULIA BAY WADSWORTH.

BUT OHIO DEPUTIES SAY --

THAT'S NOT HER REAL NAME.

THEY ARRESTED HER -- WHEN THEY SAY SHE TRIED TO USE A PHONY BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO APPLY FOR A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

DEPUTIES ARE CONVINCED SHE'S HIDING HER IDENTITY TO CONCEAL SOMETHING ABOUT HER PAST. Return to index of stories...


TS3) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-VOTOPS


ZAC LATAWEIC IS MAKING A REMARKABLE RECOVERY --

AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AGO --

DOCTORS THOUGHT HE MAY HAVE PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

BUT NOW THE 14 YEAR OLD IS WALKING AND TALKING.

HIS DOCTOR SAYS HE WILL PROBABLY GET TO GO HOME IN THE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TS4) LEE SCHOOLS FIRE DRILL-VOTOPS


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS BEGIN FIRE DRILL TRAINING TODAY.

THIS COMES AFTER AN INVESTIGATION EXPOSED FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM.

THE NEW POLICY WILL REQUIRE TWO FIRE DRILLS WITHIN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

ALL REPORTS MUST BE LOGGED INTO AN ONLINE DATABASE.

THE FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 12TH, THEN THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL VOTE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


JUST A FEW PM DOWNPOURS

The onshore flow will continue today. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s with heat index values reaching to near 100 degrees.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin. Otherwise, no major activity is expected in the tropics through the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


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