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DIRECTORS PAGE NCAA RULING-VOWIPE
FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH HL-SOTVOTOPS NCAA RULING-SOTVO
SALVATION ARMY CRASH-SOTVOTOPS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
630 SHOW OPEN-CLIP TEASE TWO ~ GATOR BITE-VOTOPS
FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-OCSPLIT DAVID WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-LIVEU 1 WEATHER-PWC ~ wx wall
FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-PKG GATOR BITE-ONCAM
FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-LIVEU 1 GATOR BITE-PKG
FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
SALVATION ARMY-SOTVOTOPSWIPE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POP
SALVATION ARMY-SOTVO PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CGTOPS
DUMB CRIMINAL-MUG PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOT
LEE CIVIC START UPS-VOWIPE MICHELLE WIE OUT-VOTOPS-WIPE
LEE CIVIC START UPS-SOTVO SAMMY WATKINS LAST NIGHT-VOTOPS-WIPE
CAPE CORAL CONSTRUCTION-VOWIPE EAGLES DUO WITH INTS-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL CONSTRUCTION-SOTVO HS FOOTBALL 1ST DAY OF PADS-POP
ROTARY CLUB-ONCAM HS FOOTBALL 1ST DAY OF PADS-SOT
ROTARY CLUB-PKG EVERBLADES FREE AGENT CAMP-POP
BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-VOWIPE EVERBLADES FREE AGENT CAMP-VOTOPS-WIPE
BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-SOTVO SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES-VOTOPS-WIPE
VISION SCREENING-VOTOPSWIPE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES-SOTVO-WIPE
VISION SCREENING-SOTVO DEREK JETER 6TH IN HITS-VOTOPS-WIPE
COMING UP NEXT-CLIP MLB SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS
TEASE ONE ~ IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-VOTOPS SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-POP
IRAQ AIRSTRIKE-ONCAM GOODBYE-3SHOT
IRAQ AIRSTRIKE-PKG  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH HL-SOTVOTOPS


5:36:00-5:36:09

Jerry Schmitt/ friend

"They said it was gruesome and terrible. They said they were up all

night consoling their kids because they had little kids with them."

A PEDESTRIAN KILLED. THE DRIVER SPEEDS AWAY.

NOW, POLICE NEED YOUR HELP.

PLUS. Return to index of stories...


SALVATION ARMY CRASH-SOTVOTOPS


Russell Rieder, Director of Operations, Salvation Army

12:49:56 "I was absolutely shocked, could not believe it. Could not

believe that a car could do that much damage." 12:50:02

A LOCAL CHURCH LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO HOLD SUNDAY SERVICE AFTER A CAR BARRELS THROUGH THE WALL.

TONIGHT, FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE THANKFUL ABOUT FOR THIS CRASH. Return to index of stories...


630 SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-OCSPLIT


THE SEARCH IS ON TONIGHT FOR THE DRIVER WHO WHO HIT AND KILLED A MAN IN FORT MYERS, AND THEN TOOK OFF

INVESTIGATORS SAY 68-YEAR-OLD THOMAS DESOTO DIED ON THE CORNER OF FOWLER AND SIMPSON STREETS LAST NIGHT.

ABC 7'S TY RUSSELL IS THERE LIVE. TY YOU TALKED TO DESOTOS NEIGHBORS WHO ARE HEARTBROKEN. Return to index of stories...


FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-LIVEU 1


THROUGHOUT THE DAY FRIENDS HAVE BEEN STOPPING BY WHERE THOMAS DESOTO DIED.

THE ROAD IS STILL MARKED FOR EVIDENCE.

TONIGHT- FRIENDS WANT THE DRIVER IN HANDCUFFS. Return to index of stories...


FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-PKG


5:43:18-5:43:23

Jarrad Schmitt/ friend

"I really wish they would come forward and own up to what they did."

JARRAD SCHMITT NOT ONLY CALLED THOMAS DESOTO A NEIGHBOR, HE WAS ALSO A FRIEND.

5:43:04-5:43:07

Jarrad Schmitt/ friend

"He's always been a good man and just a good guy all around."

POLICE SAY THE 68-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS STRUCK BY A CAR AND KILLED.

IT HAPPENED FRIDAY NIGHT ON FOWLER AND SIMPSON STREETS.

HE DIED ABOUT A MILE AWAY FROM HIS HOME.

THE DRIVER KEPT GOING.

WITNESSES AT A NEARBY GAS STATION WERE SHOCKED.

5:36:00-5:36:09

Jerry Schmitt/ friend

"They said it was gruesome and terrible. They said they were up all

night consoling their kids because they had little kids with them."

JERRY SCHMITT SAYS DESOTO RETIRED FROM LEE

MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM.

HE WAS RECENTLY VOLUNTEERING AS A TROLLEY DRIVER.

5:40:15-5:40:18

Roommate

"He's very nice. I was very surprised."

DESOTO'S ROOMMATE HAS ONLY LIVED AT THE HOME FOR A MONTH.

BUT HE HAD GOTTEN TO KNOW DESOTO VERY WELL.

LIKE HIS FAMILY HISTORY AND HIS PASSION FOR COLLECTING SHELLS.

5:43:12-5:43:16

Jarrad Schmitt/ friend

"I just thought it was crazy that someone actually hit someone and take off."

AND NOW FRIENDS ARE LEFT WITH THESE MEMORIES AND NO CLOSURE. Return to index of stories...


FATAL PEDESTRIAN CRASH-LIVEU 1


POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A BROWN OR GOLD COLORED FOUR DOOR SEDAN.

THEY SAY ITS FRONT AND WINDSHIELD SHOULD BE HEAVILY DAMAGED.

FOR ANY TIPS CALL FORT MYERS POLICE.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH-VO


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT ABOUT A DEADLY MOTORCYCLE CRASH OVERNIGHT.

POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE NAME OF THE VICTIM.

LOUIS DIVA-LENTIN WAS KILLED JUST BEFORE TWO THIS MORNING ON FOWLER STREET NEAR AIRPORT ROAD.

WE'RE TOLD DIVA-LENTIN LOST CONTROL OF HIS MOTORCYCLE AND CRASHED

NO OTHER VEHICLES WERE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


SALVATION ARMY-SOTVOTOPSWIPE


Russell Rieder, Director of Operations, Salvation Army

12:48:26 "If it would have been tomorrow it would have been filled with children and this could have been catastrophic." 12:48:31

A CAR CRASHES INTO A SALVATION ARMY CHURCH OFF OF MCGREGOR IN FORT MYERS THIS AFTERNOON.

A-B-C SEVEN HAS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF THE VEHICLE BEING REMOVED.

FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE DRIVER TELL US, SHE WAS ALONE AND NOT SERIOUSLY HURT.

THEY SAY HER BREAKS STOPPED WORKING, SO INSTEAD OF FLYING THROUGH A BUSY INTERSECTION SHE TURNED INTO THE LAWN OF THE SALVATION ARMY, CRASHING INTO THE BACK OF THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


SALVATION ARMY-SOTVO


TAKE SOT---

Russell Rieder, Director of Operations, Salvation Army

12:48:48 "Any other day but today it could have been bad and it could have been a loss of life. Right now it's just bricks and mortar and we'll be able to patch it up." 12:48:58

NO ONE WAS IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME. TOMORROW MORNINGS SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE RED SHIELD LODGE ON EDISON AT 11. Return to index of stories...


DUMB CRIMINAL-MUG


PUT THIS ONE IN THE DUMB CRIMINALS FILE.

DON'T USE A STOLEN CREDIT CARD TO POST YOUR BOND.

CRYSTAL STEPHENS WAS ARRESTED FOR PETTY THEFT BACK IN APRIL.

SHE POSTED BOND. BUT A FEW DAYS LATER HER CELL MATE NOTICED UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES ON HER DEBIT CARD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A QUICK CHECK FOUND STEPHENS HAD COPIED THE DEBIT CARD NUMBER AND USED IT TO BAIL OUT.

SHE IS NOW CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT AND FRAUD. Return to index of stories...


LEE CIVIC START UPS-VOWIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

DOZENS OF BUSINESS OWNERS ARE TAKING PART IN THE BUCKLER'S CRAFT FAIR THIS WEEKEND AT THE LEE CIVIC CENTER.

SHOPPERS CAN BUY HOMEMADE ART, PERFUMES, PURSES, AND JEWELRY.

SOME SAY FAIRS LIKE THIS, REALLY HELP THE LOCAL ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CIVIC START UPS-SOTVO


SOT

5:28:12-5:28:23

Sandra Charran/ Savon Essentials Owner

"I think a show like this gives local crafters and small businesses an

opportunity to get more exposure to et out names out there. It's a

tough world out here trying to open up your own business."

THE EVENT WRAPS UP SUNDAY.

DOORS ARE OPEN FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM.

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CAPE CORAL CONSTRUCTION-VOWIPE


WITH THE START OF SCHOOL LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY, CONSTRUCTION CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE GOING INTO OVERDRIVE.

CREWS ARE WORKING TO FINISH A UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECT.

SO THEY'RE PREPPING ROADS FOR THE START OF CLASSES.

THE CITY GAVE CONTRACTORS PERMISSION TO WORK 12 HOUR DAYS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL CONSTRUCTION-SOTVO


TAKE SOT---

Ginnie Serate, Lives Near Construction

12:37:39 "They say it's going to take some time so we have to wait calmly." 12:37:47

CONSTRUCTION IS GOING ON ALONG TRAFALGAR PARKWAY.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY RAINY WEATHER DELAYED THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


ROTARY CLUB-ONCAM


IT'S CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST FOR SOME LOCAL KIDS.

THE ROTARY OF CAPE CORAL SPENT THE DAY GIVING AWAY FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT TO FOSTER CHILDREN.

A-B-C SEVEN'S BRITTANY WEINER TAKES US TO THE BIG EVENT. Return to index of stories...


ROTARY CLUB-PKG


Michael Hoegler, 4th Grader

12:19:42 "Oh my gosh I was in shock right away." 12:19:47

TABLES FILLED WITH SHOES.

Nadereh Salim, CEO of Children's Network of Southwest FL

12:15:31 "This is overwhelming." 12:15:32

.SPORTS EQUIPMENT.

Ball bounce Nats

. AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

Tom Sedorchuk, Foster parent for 7 years

12:20:49 "Oh it's fantastic. 12:20:52

DONATED BY THE COMMUNITY.

Michael Hoegler, 4th Grader

12:17:55 "I'm going to keep this bat in good shape as long as I can." 12:17:59

AND IT'S ALL FREE

Tom Sedorchuk, Foster parent for 7 years

12:23:51 "A lot of them come with nothing so anything they get is a gift." 12:23:55

FOR THE MORE THAN 100 FOSTER KIDS IN CAPE CORAL.

Nadereh Salim, CEO of Children's Network of Southwest FL

12:14:39 "The kids that are here today are primarily have been traumatized, have been victims of abuse or neglect." 12:14:44

THE ROTARY OF CAPE CORAL STARTED COLLECTING GENTLY USED AND NEW SPORTS EQUIPMENT A MONTH AGO.

Alison Hussey, President, Rotary Club of Cape Coral

12:12:22 "Surprised and amazed at just the outpouring of community support" 12:12:27

IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE ROTARY OF CAPE CORAL HAS WORKED WITH THE CHILDREN'S NETWORK TO PUT ON THIS KIND OF EVENT.

Nadereh Salim, CEO of Children's Network of Southwest FL

12:15:03 "I hope we can find some Olympic Champions out of this." 12:15:06

AND AFTER SEEING THE SMILES ON THE KIDS FACES.THE ORGANIZATIONS SAY THIS WON'T BE THEIR LAST.

Alison Hussey, President, Rotary Club of Cape Coral

12:09:59 "Our goal today was to give these kids an opportunity to participate in sports that maybe they wouldn't otherwise have the chance too." 12:10:07

CHANCES FOR MORE CHILDREN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO GET IN THE GAME.

Michael Hoegler, 4th Grader

12:19:07 "It's been pretty fun I just want to say thanks." 12:19:10

REPORTING IN CAPE CORAL, BRITTANY WEINER ABC7 Return to index of stories...


BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-VOWIPE


SEVERAL OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TEAMED UP TODAY TO MAKE SURE KIDS ARE READY TO GO BACK TO CLASS --

800 CHILDREN IN THE RENAISSANCE PRESERVE HOUSING COMMUNITY, WERE GIVEN FREE BACKPACKS AND SUPPLIES AT THE SEVENTH ANNUAL PROJECT BACKPACK. NEXT LEVEL CHURCH AND THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ARE TWO OF THE GROUPS THAT PUT THE EVENT TOGETHER -- Return to index of stories...


BACKPACK GIVEAWAY-SOTVO


Miariam Johnson, Parent

01;52;53-03

"it's special to me because it's showing the kids that we care about them going back to school and we want to help them start back at school, continuing their education."

FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THE FORT MYERS HOUSING AUTHORITY ALSO HELPED WITH THE EVENT. Return to index of stories...


VISION SCREENING-VOTOPSWIPE


AND 200 CHILDREN WILL HAVE AN EASIER TIME SEEING THE CHALKBOARD THIS YEAR.

IMAGE EYEWEAR GAVE OUT FREE VISION SCREENINGS TODAY FROM TEN A-M UNTIL TWO, AT THE FORT MYERS KIWANIS CLUB.

DOCTORS SAY GOOD EYE SIGHT IS KEY TO ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. Return to index of stories...


VISION SCREENING-SOTVO


david picks a good soundbite

DOCTORS RECOMEND ALL CHILDREN HAVE THEIR EYES CHECKED AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE ONE ~ IRAQ AIRSTRIKES-VOTOPS


COMING UP.THE U-S HAS BEGUN HITTING ISIS EXTREMISTS WITH A BARRAGE OF AIRSTRIKES TO PROTECT AMERICANS IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE TO THE WAR TORN COUNTRY NEXT. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AIRSTRIKE-ONCAM


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ON SUMMER VACATION, BUT BEFORE HE LEFT FOR MARTHA'S VINEYARD, HE SPOKE ABOUT THE ESCALATING SITUATION IN IRAQ.

AIRSTRIKES WERE AUTHORIZED BY THE PRESIDENT TO HIT A GROUP OF ISLAMIST FIGHTERS TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE BAGHDAD GOVERNMENT.

A-B-C'S JEFF ZELENY HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AIRSTRIKE-PKG


BEFORE THE FIRST FAMILY LEFT WASHINGTON FOR A MARTHA'S VINEYARD VACATION.

.

nats up Obama: ". because of the barbarity and brutality."

. PRESIDENT OBAMA BRIEFED THE COUNTRY ON THE REVIVAL OF U-S AIRSTRIKES IN

IRAQ.

THESE PICTURES SHOW U-S BOMBS EXPLODING ON TARGETS OF THE ISLAMIST

TERRORIST GROUP CALLED ISIS -- INCLUDING A CONVOY MOVING TOWARD THE CITY OF

ERBIL 1/8"ur-BEEL" 3/8 WHERE SOME 150 AMERICAN DIPLOMATS AND MILITARY ADVISORS

ARE STATIONED.

sot Obama

"If these terrorists threaten our facilities, or our personnel, we will

take action to protect our people. We will continue to provide military

assistance and advice to the Iraqi government."

THE SPEED AND THE SCOPE OF ISIS BATTLEFIELD SUCCESSES HAVE DEFIED U-S

INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS. AND THE PRESIDENT ADMITTED THAT THE MILITARY

EFFORT AGAINST ISIS IS "A LONG-TERM PROJECT."

sot Obama

"I don't think we are going to solve this problem in weeks./I think this

is going to take some time."

U-S *CARGO* PLANES ARE *ALSO* IN IRAQI SKIES, DROPPING FOOD AND WATER TO

TENS OF THOUSANDS FLEEING RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION BY ISIS -- TRAPPED ON A

MOUNTAIN AND THREATENED WITH DEATH.

sot Obama

"We feel confident that we can prevent ISIL from going up a mountain and

slaughtering the people who are there."

ANOTHER BIG WORRY -- THIS DAM IN THE CITY OF MOSUL -- WHICH SUPPLIES

ELECTRICITY TO MUCH OF IRAQ. IT HAS NOW FALLEN INTO THE REBELS' HANDS. IF

THEY WERE TO OPEN THE LOCKS, FLOODWATERS COULD SURGE ALL THE WAY TO BAGHDAD

-- SWAMPING EVEN THE U-S EMBASSY THERE.

A LOT OF HEAVY BAGGAGE FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BRING ALONG ON HIS SUMMER

VACATION.

JEFF ZELENY, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


NCAA RULING-VOWIPE


COLLEGE SPORTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN, NOW THAT MONEY WILL SOON BE FLOWING INTO THE POCKETS OF SOME STUDENT ATHLETES.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS NOW RULED THAT SOME COLLEGE ATHLETES ARE ENTITLED TO GET A FRACTION OF THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS GENERATED IN COLLEGES SPORTS.

FORMER UCLA BASKETBALL STAR ED O'BANNON GOT THE MONEY BALL ROLLING BY SUING THE N-C-A-A.

HE WAS UPSET BECAUSE HIS IMAGE WAS USED IN A VIDEO GAME, BUT HE NEVER GOT ANY MONEY FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


NCAA RULING-SOTVO


SOT Ed O'Bannon, Sued the NCAA

--- how a player is compensated

THERE IS A CATCH IN THE JUDGE'S RULING.

THE PLAYERS WON'T GET THE MONEY UNTIL THEY LEAVE COLLEGE.

AND THERE'S A CAP -- FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE TWO ~ GATOR BITE-VOTOPS


COMING UP.THE FRANTIC 911 CALL FOR HELP AFTER A FLORIDA BOY IS ATTACKED BY AN ALLIGATOR.

YOU'VE GOT TO HEAR THE CHILLING RECORDING. Return to index of stories...


DAVID WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC ~ wx wall


QUIET WEATHER TONIGHT, HOT TEMPS TOMORROW

Generally quiet conditions are expected aross Southwest Florida tonight with low temperatures retreating to the mid and upper 70s into early Sunday morning.

Rain chances look quite isolated tonight, with only a slight shower chance existing mainly for areas east of Interstate 75.

On Sunday, our rain prospects will be lower than what is considered typical for early August in Southwest Florida.

The morning should see a mix of sun and clouds, and though a passing shower or isolated downpour may develop during the mid-day hours, afternoon rain and thunderstorm chances should be driven mainly east of communities like Lehigh Acres and Golden Gate.

With less rainfall than what is typical for our region this time of year, temperatures have a better chance of heating up near 91 at Naples, 94 at Fort Myers and 93 at Punta Gorda. Inland areas toward LaBelle and Immokalee may see highs top out closer to 95 degrees.

A similar weather pattern lingers in the region on Monday with highs again near 94 degrees.

A higher chance for some late afternoon and early evening showers and storms returns to the region in more widespread coverage by Tuesday and Wednesday.

TROPICAL UDPATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea at this time. No storms are forecast to develop within the next 48 hours as well. Return to index of stories...


GATOR BITE-ONCAM


A FLORIDA BOY IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE TONIGHT AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY AN ALLIGATOR IN A LAKE.

TONIGHT, A-B-C'S LINZIE JANIS HAS THE FRANTIC 911 CALL FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


GATOR BITE-PKG


HE BATTLED IT OUT WITH AN ALLIGATOR, AND WON.

PFD N1 JESSICA 6P @ after 17;56;00;18

JAMES BARNEY: I just immediately hit it and I let it go a little so I

pry its jaw open.

. NOW AMAZING US WITH HIS TALE OF VICTORY FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED.

PFD N1 JESSICA 6P @ 17;53;53;07

JAMES BARNEY: First I thought someone was just playing with me and I

didn't know what happened. I reached down to go grab it and I felt its jaw,

I felt its teeth.

THE 9-FOOT, 400-POUND CREATURE FORCING HIM TO LITERALLY FIGHT TOOTH AND CLAW

.

PFD N1 JESSICA 6P @ 17;54;06;01

JAMES BARNEY: I immediately / hit it a couple of times / and it was

slipping and that's why I got the scratches.

. ESCAPING WITH AS MANY AS THIRTY TEETH MARKS ALL OVER HIS BODY.

PFD N1 JESSICA 6P @ 17;56;43;02

JAMES BARNEY: Hey what's this? And they pulled out a tooth and showed

it to me. / I want to put it on a necklace so that I can tell all my

friends.

WHILE ON A BIKE RIDE WITH FRIENDS, NINE-YEAR-OLD JAMES BARNEY DECIDED TO

COOL OFF - TAKING A DIP IN AN AREA OFF-LIMITS TO SWIMMERS - A POPULAR

STOMPING GROUND. FOR GATORS.

911 CALL SOT + GFX:

P1 - A14007243 ANIMAL COMPLAINT CRABBY BILLS 1104 LAKESHORE BLVD.

wav @ after 01;01;49;33

There was a big alligator. / He was crawling up the shores, screaming

and crying.

JAMES BARNEY SENIOR STILL SHAKEN BY HIS SON'S TERRIFYING ORDEAL.

PFD N1 JESSICA 6P @ 17;57;03;24

JAMES BARNEY SR. / VICTIM'S FATHER: I could have lost him yesterday. / It

doesn't take much.

GFX / Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 1-POINT-3 MILLION ALLIGATORS ROAM FLORIDA

WATERS. THIS MORNING, THE VICIOUS REPTILE THAT POUNCED ON JAMES. STILL ON

THE LOOSE.

AND WHILE OFFICIALS ARE ON THE LOOKOUT. YOUNG JAMES HAS ONE IMPORTANT

PIECE OF ADVICE.

PFD N1 JESSICA 6P @ 17;57;01;03

JAMES BARNEY: Don't go swimming in that lake Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POP


THROUGH 2 ROUNDS OF THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP -- IT'S A FAMILIAR FACE AT THE TOP -- RORY MCILROY -- THE IRISHMAN WITH A 2 STROKE LEAD GOING INTO THE 3RD ROUND THIS AFTERNOON -- BUT A NUMBER OF GUYS MAKING A CHARGE AT HIM --- Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CGTOPS


WITH JUST A COUPLE HOLES TO PLAY -- RORY MCILROY AND BERND WIESBERGER ARE TIED AT 12 UNDER -- WHILE RICKIE FOWLER AND RYAN PALMER AND PHIL MICKELSON ARE 2 SHOTS BACK AT 10 UNDER -- WE WILL HAVE COMPLETE HIGHLIGHTS AND REACTION -- AT 11 Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOT


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MICHELLE WIE OUT-VOTOPS-WIPE


WOMEN'S U.S. OPEN CHAMP MICHELLE WIE IS OUT FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 3 WEEKS OR MORE -- WIE IS DEALING WITH A STRESS REACTION IN A BONE OF HER INDEX FINGER -- SHE WITHDREW FROM THE MEIJER CLASSIC ON THURSDAY -- AND HAD LOTS OF TROUBLE JUST GRIPPING A GOLF CLUB -- 2 LPGA MAJORS ARE AHEAD IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER -- Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS LAST NIGHT-VOTOPS-WIPE


SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD SAMMY WATKINS MAKING HIS FIRST THREE PRO PRESEASON CATCHES FOR THE BILLS IN CAROLINA.

THIS RECEPTION. GOOD FOR A FIRST DOWN.

SAMMY HAD THREE GRABS FOR 21 YARDS.

HIS BILLS WON, 20-18. Return to index of stories...


EAGLES DUO WITH INTS-VOTOPS


CAPE HIGH GRADUATES NATE ALLEN AND JAYLEN WATKINS. PLAYING AS EAGLES TEAMMATES IN A PRESEASON GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST NIGHT IN CHICAGO.

AND THEY BOTH CAME UP BIG. IN THE SECOND QUARTER. ALLEN PICKS OFF BEARS BACKUP Q-B JORDAN PALMER.

THEN IN THE FOURTH. IT'S WATKINS. INTERCEPTING BEARS' FOURTH STRINGER DAVID FALES.

ALLEN HAD FOUR TACKLES. WATKINS TWO. THE EAGLES LOST THE GAME, 34-28. Return to index of stories...


HS FOOTBALL 1ST DAY OF PADS-POP


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PRACTICE OPENED UP STATE WIDE ON MONDAY -- TODAY THE FIRST OFFICIAL DAY THE PLAYERS COULD USE THEIR PADS AND GET SOME HITTING IN -- NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL COACH BILL KRAMER -- READY TO SEE HIS KIDS GET MORE PHYSICAL IN THE WEEKS AHEAD --- Return to index of stories...


HS FOOTBALL 1ST DAY OF PADS-SOT


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EVERBLADES FREE AGENT CAMP-POP


WITH THE AUGUST HEAT OUTSIDE - THE LAST THING ON PEOPLE'S MINDS IS HOCKEY -- BUT JUST DOWN THE ROAD AT GERMAIN ARENA -- THE FLORIDA EVERBLADES CONTINUE THEIR BUSY OFF-SEASON OF SIGNINGS AND NOW A WEEKEND FULL OF TRYOUTS --- Return to index of stories...


EVERBLADES FREE AGENT CAMP-VOTOPS-WIPE


THIS AFTERNOON HEAD COACH GREG POSS AND COMPANY WORKING WITH 45 PLAYERS FROM COLLEGE, THE FEDERAL LEAGUE AND THE E-C-H-L -- IN HOPES OF LANDING MORE QUALITY TALENT FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON -- AT THE SAME TIME SEASON TICKETS AND AN OPEN HOUSE TAKING PLACE FOR THE FANS -- 2 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS FROM THE 3 DAY EVENT WILL BE INVITED TO THE BLADES PRESEASON CAMP IN OCTOBER --- Return to index of stories...


SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES-VOTOPS-WIPE


FROM THE ICE TO THE SOFTBALL DIAMOND -- THE RECORD BREAKING SUMMER CONTINUES FOR OUR LOCAL SOFTBALL TEAMS -- THE LAST OF OUR 3 SQUADS IS WORLD SERIES BOUND -- THE 13 AND 14 YEAR OLD GROUP IN THE FORT MYERS JUNIOR LEAGUE IS IN KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON PREPPING TO PLAY THE BEST TEAMS IN THE WORLD -- THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS PARTICULAR AGE GROUP FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS GONE ALL THE WAY -- Return to index of stories...


SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES-SOTVO-WIPE


WAIT

THE GIRLS WILL OPEN POOL PLAY TOMORROW -- AT 5:45PM AGAINST ASIA-PACIFIC -- THE TOURNAMENT RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 16TH -- Return to index of stories...


DEREK JETER 6TH IN HITS-VOTOPS-WIPE


TO BASEBALL -- NEW YORK YANKEE GREAT DEREK JETER CONTINUES TO CLIMB UP THE ALL-TIME HITS CHART -- THIS AFTERNOON AGAINST THE CLEVELAND INDIANS -- THE CAPTAIN LEGS OUT AN INFIELD SINGLE -- WHICH WOULD BE CAREER HIT 3,431 -- GOOD ENOUGH TO PASS HONUS WAGNER FOR SOLE POSSESSION OF 6TH PLACE ALL-TIME -- 83 AWAY NOW FROM 5TH PLACE -- INDIANS WOULD WIN 3-NOTHING -- Return to index of stories...


MLB SCOREBOARD-CGTOPS


SCORES FROM THE DAY IN THE MAJORS -- TORONTO A RUN BETTER THAN DETROIT -- THE ORIOLES ARE ALL OVER THE CARDS 9 TO 3 IN THE 8TH -- AND THE RAYS -- LEADING THE CUBBIES 4-NOTHING Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-POP


AND THAT'S SPORTS -- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-3SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...