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DIRECTORS PAGE WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-SOTVO
HEADLINES ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-TCMON, WIPE VO
HL 1) DAYCARE WORKER INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-SOTVO
HL 2) BACK TO SCHOOL-VOTOPS NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 3) ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-VOTOPS TEASE TWO
ROBIN WILLIAMS FOUND DEAD-2SHT TZ2 A LIGHTNING HITS PLAYPEN-TBA
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ2 B NYC SPA-TBA
DAYCARE WORKER INVESTIGATION-TCMON, VO WIPE DAVID WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
DAYCARE WORKER INVESTIGATION-SOTVO WEATHER-PWC
INCREDIBLE FRESH FOLO-OTS, VO WIPE WEATHER-WXWALL
INCREDIBLE FRESH FOLO-SOTVO LIGHTNING HITS PLAYPEN-VO TOPS
DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP LIGHTNING HITS PLAYPEN-SOT OC
LOCAL GAS STATION NEWS-OC, EANIBOXVO, FLY, OC FACEBOOK COLOR APP-OTS,VO
a) circle k robbery-VO WIPE RESCUED FROM ROLLER COASTER-VOTOP
b) race track body found-VO WIPE SANDWICH REAX-VOWIPE
PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-trxVOTOPS SANDWICH REAX-SOTVO
PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-SOTVO NEW YORK CITY SPA-OC, VO
SEXUAL BATTERY-OTS,SS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
RACHEAL DAVIS PLEA-(2) SS TEASE THREE-POP
VOTE 2014-CLIP TZ3 A SPORTS TEASE-VO-DISS
EARLY VOTING-OTS, VO WIPE TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP 11PM TZ1) FIRE ASSESSMENT-OTS
REDISTRICTING LATEST-VO WIPE 11PM TZ2) DENIM IN DANGER-VOTOPS
REDISTRICTING LATEST-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPE CORAL LIGHTNING MEETING-VO WIPE NHL HOCKEY-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL LIGHTNING MEETING-SOTVO RYDER CUP-POPMON
BACK TO SCHOOL READY-TCMON VO WIPE RYDER CUP-VO-CG
BACK TO SCHOOL READY-SOT RYDER CUP-SOTTOPS
SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-TCMON VO WIPE WORLD GOLF-VOTOPS
SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-SOTVO WORLD GOLF-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP JAMEIS TWITTER-POMON
TEASE ONE JAMEIS TWITTER-SSTOPS
TZ1 A ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-VOTOPS MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
TZ1 B WOMAN KICKED OUT OF RESTARUANT-VOTOPS MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE-CLIP TONY STEWART-VOTOPS
ROBIN WILLIAMS DEAD TONY STEWART-SOTOPS
LUNCH DANGERS-OTS, VO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-OC, VO WI GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


NOW AT 7 --

ANGRY AT A CONVICTED FELON!

WHY THE PEOPLE *WORKING* FOR A FORT MYERS DAYCARE SAY THEY TOO ARE VICTIMS OF THE DIRECTOR-WITH-A-CRIMINAL-PAST.

PLUS --

A NO-STRESS BACK-TO-SCHOOL!

THE NEW APP IN LEE COUNTY EASING BACK-TO-SCHOOL HEADACHES.

AND -

THEY'RE SOME OF SOUTH FLORIDA'S MOST WHIMSICAL INSECTS.

NOW - THEY'RE DISAPPEARING.

WHAT'S KILLING OFF THESE BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES.

THE NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) DAYCARE WORKER INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


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HL 2) BACK TO SCHOOL-VOTOPS


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HL 3) ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-VOTOPS


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ROBIN WILLIAMS FOUND DEAD-2SHT


BREAKING NEWS --

THE ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS HAS BEEN FOUND DEAD.

WILILAMS WAS FOUND AT HIS HOUSE IN CALIFORNIA.

WILILAMS WAS 63 YEARS OLD.

HE WAS FAMOUS FOR HIS EARLY ROLES IN TELEVISION -- PLAYING "MORK" ON "MORK AND MINDY."

HE ALSO HAD A LENGTHY MOVIE CAREER, STARRING IN "GOOD MORNING VIETMAN," "MRS DOUBTFIRE" AND "GOOD WILL HUNTING."

HE WON AN OSCAR FOR THAT ROLE. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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DAYCARE WORKER INVESTIGATION-TCMON, VO WIPE


OUR BIG STORY BRAND NEW AT 7 --

NEW ACCUSATIONS AGAINST A CONVICTED FELON RUNNING A FORT MYERS DAYCARE.

EMPLOYEES AT DANIELS ACADEMY SAY CHRISTINA PERERA ACTED BIZARRELY AND CREATED A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT.

AND THE DAYCARE WORKERS SAY THEY'RE VICTIMS TOO.

THEY WEREN'T PAID.

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DAYCARE WORKER INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


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Diamond Wall/Daycare Worker / 02:15:24 This was supposed to be our pay period this week and now this happened. I don't think any of us are going to get paid. 02:15:29

ATTORNEYS SAY THE DAY CARE WORKERS HAVE FEW OPTIONS SINCE PERERA IS BEHIND BARS AND LIKELY HAS NO MONEY.

THE WORKERS MAY BE ABLE TO TAKE THE MATTER TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH FOLO-OTS, VO WIPE


MORE THAN 100 WORKERS IN NAPLES WHO STATE INVESTIGATORS SAY USED STOLEN IDENTITIES TO GET JOBS AND HEALTH INSURANCE -- PLEADED NOT GUILTY THIS MORNING.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FRAUD RAIDED THE NAPLES PRODUCE PLANT LAST MONTH.

THEY ARRESTED MORE THAN 100.

ATTORNEY DONALD DAY IS REPRESENTING 64 OF THOSE INCREDIBLE FRESH WORKERS.

HE SAYS THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE CHARGES.

DAY ALSO TELLS US OTHER CASES HAPPENING IN THE STATE COULD IMPACT THESE EMPLOYEES. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH FOLO-SOTVO


DONALD DAY/ Attorney "If those other cases issue rulings that say they may not be able to charge these people these charges could all go away. So it depends on the ruling of those other cases."

S

ABC7 TRIED TO REACH THE OWNER OF INCREDIBLE FRESH.

HE HAS NOT RETURNED OUR CALLS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP


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LOCAL GAS STATION NEWS-OC, EANIBOXVO, FLY, OC


LAW ENFORCEMENT FLOCKED TO TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GAS STATIONS TODAY --

AND WE'RE DIGGING FOR ANSWERS ON BOTH STORIES TONIGHT.

LET'S START IN FORT MYERS.

OFFICERS SAY THREE MEN WEARING MASKS AND CARRYING GUNS STORMED THE CIRCL K AT EVANS AND WINKLER.

THEY FORCED THE CLERK TO THE GROUND --

AND RAIDED THE REGISTER.

A NEWS PAPER CARRIER SAW EVERYTHING AND SPED AWAY.

BUT THE ROBBERS CHASSED HIM AND BEGAN SHOOTING.

HE WAS SHOT AND IS IN STABLE CONDITION TONIGHT.

THE ROBBERS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING RIGHT NOW --

AFTER A PERSON WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE WOODS BEHIND A RACE TRAC GAS STATION.

SOMEONE FOUND THE BODY THIS MORNING BEHIND THE STORE ON STATE ROAD 82 --

RIGHT WHERE M-L-K BOULEVARD AND ORTIZ AVENUE CONNECT.

THEY DO NOT THINK THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


a) circle k robbery-VO WIPE


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b) race track body found-VO WIPE


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PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-trxVOTOPS


SPEAKING OF GAS STATIONS --

A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA IN FORT MYERS COULD BE DEMOLISHED TO MAKE ROOM FOR A 7-ELEVEN.

AND SOME NEIGHBORS AREN'T TOO HAPPY.

YOU'LL FIND THAT BULDING RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN ON COLLEGE PARKWAY.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC AND CRIME.

BUT THEY SAY NO ONE'S LISTENING.

A PERMIT TO BUILD THE CONVENIENCE STORE IS WAITING ON APPROVAL -- ONCE CONTRACTORS RE-SUBMIT MISSING MATERIALS. Return to index of stories...


PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-SOTVO


SOT Bonnie Mogle

24:20 - 24:25

"I'd still give up the convenience for the lots lots of traffic up in here."

7-ELEVEN TELLS A-B-C 7 THE STORE IS EXPECTED TO BE OPEN NEAR THE END OF THIS YEAR.

THERE WILL BE 11 PARKING SPACES AND SIX PUMP STATIONS. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL BATTERY-OTS,SS


A FORT MYERS MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT-

ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ABUSING A YOUNG GIRL.

DETECTIVES SAY FORCED A GIRL YOUNGER THAN 12 TO PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS ON HIM A NUMBER OF TIMES.

HE ALSO MADE HER WATCH PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEOS.

SHE EVENTUALLY TOLD A FAMILY MEMBER-

WHO CALLED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


RACHEAL DAVIS PLEA-(2) SS


THE MOTHER OF THE TWO CHILDREN WHO WENT MISSING PROMPTING AN HOURS LONG SEARCH MAY AVOID JAIL TIME.

RACHEAL DAVIS PLEADED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF CHILD NEGLECT TODAY.

SHE WAS SENTANCED FIVE YEARS PROBATION.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED HER AND COLE THOMAS IN JUNE WHEN THEIR TODDLERS DISAPPEARED FROM THEIR HOUSE.

THOMAS STILL FACES CHARGES.

HE IS DUE IN COURT NEXT MONTH.

BOTH CHILDREN WERE MISSING FOR NEARLY 10 HOURS BEFORE THEY WERE FOUND.

THEY ARE NOW IN FOSTER CARE. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014-CLIP


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EARLY VOTING-OTS, VO WIPE


ITS YOUR VOTE 2014.

EARLY VOTING BEGAN TODAY IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS.

PEOPLE WERE IN AND OUT THIS MORNING AT THE PUNTA GORDA SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE.

THIS WEEK YOU CAN VOTE EARLY AT THE SAN CASA SUPERVISOR

OF ELECTIONS OFFICE IN ENGLEWOOD OR THE MID-COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

IN COLLIER COUNTY EARLY VOTING BEGINS ON THURSDAY.

LEE COUNTY EARLY VOTING BEGINS THIS SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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REDISTRICTING LATEST-VO WIPE


BREAKING NEWS AT 7 --

THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE HAS JUST *APPROVED* NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAPS IN OUR STATE.

THE CHANGES IMPACT SEVEN DISTRICTS IN OUR STATE.

THE VOTE WAS MOSTLY ALONG PARTY LINES.

THE LEGISLATURE WAS FORCED TO RE-DRAW THE LINES --

AFTER A JUDGE RULED THE PREVIOUS DISTRICTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

TWO DISTRICTS FAVORED REPUBLICANS.

STATE REP RICHARD CORCORAN SAYS THE NEW MAPS FIX THE PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING LATEST-SOTVO


State Rep. Richard Corcoran, R- Pasco County"It is an excellent map that complies with the judge's order, and it makes significant improvements over the map that was invalidated. It makes significant improvements over the map the judge praised in a favorable light over the one that was invalidated. This map beats both of those."

REPUBLICANS ARE NOW HOPING THAT THE NEW MAPS PASS MUSTER WITH A JUDGE.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ALSO HAS TO SIGN OFF ON THEM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL LIGHTNING MEETING-VO WIPE


CAPE CORAL MAY BE THE NEXT CITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

TO INVEST IN A NEW LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM FOR ITS PARKS.

THAT MOVE FOLLOWS A DEADLY STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST MONTH.

THIS AFTERNOON --

CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCILMAN RICK WILLIAMS MET WITH LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER BRIAN HAMMAN.

THEY TALKED ABOUT THE WEATHER BUG LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM.

A FORT MYERS WOMAN NAMED ERLEENE SANDERS CALLED THAT MEETING -- AFTER SHE WAS SUCCESSFUL IN BRINGING WEATHER BUG TO FORT MYERS CITY PARKS.

SHE WANTS ALL OF LEE COUNTY TO BE ON THE SAME SYSTEM.

CAPE CORAL CITY PARKS TYPICALLY RELY ON HANDHELD LIGHTNING DETECTORS INSTEAD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL LIGHTNING MEETING-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

Erleene sanders

Fort Myers

27:59 28:08

it's going to save somebodys life and why am i having this conversation again? i think everybody ought to know how important it is

ON WEDNESDAY -- SANDERS AND WEATHER BUG REPRS WILL BE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THEY'RE MEETING WITH TOWN LEADERS THERE TO TALK ABOUT INSTALLING THIS SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL READY-TCMON VO WIPE


NOW AT 7

ABC7 IS HEADING TO THE SCHOOL ZONE.

KIDS AND PARENTS ALIKE - LISTEN UP!

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY -

STUDENTS WILL BE RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM.

AND THERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO KEEP THE FIRST DAY BACK LESS STRESSFULL FOR BOTH YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL READY-SOT


Amity Chandler/Lee County Schools

02:39-52

For parents -- they can log into their parent link accounts and get that real time information for their students whether it's attendance performance assignments and the can communicate directly with their teacher And the teacher can directly communicate with them Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-TCMON VO WIPE


ALSO NEW TONIGHT---

WITH THE UPCOMING SCHOOL SEASON.

NEW BUS ROUTES FOR YOU CHILD.

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE RECOMMENDING LEARNING YOUR BUS ROUTINE EARLY-

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-SOTVO


Robert Morgan/Lee County Public Schools Transportaion

58:48-56

Just take their child to their designated bus stop so they know how to get there. And the first day of school instead of taking them to school take them to the bus stops

THE BUS GARAGE ALSO REMINDS PARENTS --

BUSES COULD BE RUNNING LATE THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

THAT'S BECAUSE DRIVERS ARE LEARNING THE ROUTES TOO --

AND THE KINKS NEED TO BE WORKED OUT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


BUTTERFLIES DISAPPAEARING.

THE CONCERNS OVER THE DWINDLING NUMBERS --

AND WHY IT COULD IMPACT YOUR DINNER TABLE.

WHAT STARTED AS A FAMILY NIGHT OUT -

TURNED INTO A NIGHT OUT - TO GO!

WHAT THIS TEXAS MOTHER DID TO SEND HER OUT THE DOOR.

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TZ1 A ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B WOMAN KICKED OUT OF RESTARUANT-VOTOPS


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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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ROBIN WILLIAMS DEAD


WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS --

ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS HAS BEEN FOUND DEAD AT HIS HOUSE IN CALIFORNIA.

AND WE ARE NOW HEARING THIS IS A POSSIBLE SUICIDE.

SOURCES CLOSE TO WILLIAMS SAY HE WAS BATTLING SEVERE DEPRESSION.

HE HAS ALSO STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOL ABUSE IN HIS LIFE.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER.

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


LUNCH DANGERS-OTS, VO


IN TONIGHTS ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING-

PACKING A CHILD'S LUNCH MAY SEEM LIKE A HEALTHIER OPTION THAN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA, BUT-

SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'RE PACKING COULD BE PUTTING YOUR CHILD IN DANGER.

STUDIES SHOW THE BEST WAY TO KEEP LUNCHES SAFE IS TO ALWAYS HAVE AN ICE PACK WITH MEATS OR DAIRY PRODUCTS -

USE PLASTIC WRAP FOR FOODS THAT NEED TO REMAIN COOL, AND USE AN INSULATED LUNCH BOX RATHER THAN A BAG TO HELP REGULATE TEMPERATURE.

ALSO - PUT IN JUST ENOUGH FOOD FOR A LUNCHTIME MEAL, THEN YOU WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE TEMPERATURE AND SAFETY OF LEFTOVERS. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-OC, VO WI


A TEXAS MOM HAS FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST A RESTAURANT.

THEY KICKED HER OUT --

BECAUSE SHE CHANGED HER CHILDS DIAPER -- AT THE TABLE.

MIRANDA SOWERS SAYS THERE WAS NO CHANGING TABLE IN THE BATHROOM.

SHE COULDN'T GO TO THE CAR.

SO SHE DECIDED TO DO IT AT THE TABLE.

CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OWNERS WERE NOT PLEASED. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN CHANGES DIAPER AND GETS KICKED OUT-SOTVO


"I don't want to lose all these other customers because they see a dirty diaper"

Donny Lala/Brother's Pizza Express: "As soon as you start opening the diaper people start complaining about the smell of the diaper last thing I want is a customer throwing up"

SOWERS ARGUES NO ONE SAW HER CHANGE THE DIAPER --

SO SHE'S FILING A COMPLAINT.

WE'RE ASKING YOUR OPINION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SO FAR --

MOST OF YOU ARE SIDING WITH THE RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-TCMON, WIPE VO


TONIGHT -

TWO SOUTH FLORIDA BUTTERFLIES ARE NOW ENDANGERED!

AND THEIR DECLINING NUMBERS COULD IMPACT THE FOOD ON YOUR DINNER TABLE.

THEY'RE CALLED THE FLORIDA LEAF-WING AND THE BARTRAM SCRUB-HAIRSTREAK.

THE U-S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BLAMES CLIMATE CHANGE --

HABITAT DESTRUCTION --

AND MOSQUITO CONTROL PESTICIDES FOR THEIR DWINDLING NUMBERS.

THE FEDERAL AGENCY HAS NOW LABELED MORE THAN 30 THOUSAND ACRES OF LAND AS CRITICAL HABITAT IN MIAMI-DADE AND MONROE COUNTIES.

THE U-S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE SAYS CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATION RAISES AWARENESS AND BOOSTS CONSERVATION EFFORTS. Return to index of stories...


ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES-SOTVO


Britt Patterson-Weber, Naples Botanical Garden

21:50:13-:18

Butterflies are pollinators and our food security depends on pollinator services.

Mark Deering, Gulf Coast Butterflies

21:55:16-:20

It would be a great loss just simply because that diversity is now gone.

THE U-S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE SAYS CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATION RAISES AWARENESS AND BOOSTS CONSERVATION EFFORTS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


A PLAYPEN --

SCORCHED!

WHAT SET IT ON FIRE --

AND HOW THE BABY SLEEPING INSIDE IS DOING.

AND THEY ARE HOT -

THEY ARE SWEATY -

AND THEY ARE TONIGHTS MUST SEE VIDEO.

FIND OUT WHY -

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TZ2 A LIGHTNING HITS PLAYPEN-TBA


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TZ2 B NYC SPA-TBA


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DAVID WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


FORECAST: QUIET CONDITIONS TONIGHT, LIMITED RAIN CHANCES TUESDAY

Generally quiet conditions are expected tonight with only an isolated shower risk across Southwest Florida. The areas of greatest opportunity for some rain come for communities along and east of I-75.

Overnight low temperatures will range from the mid to upper 70s along the coastline to low and mid 70s for communities in the inland areas of the state.

For Tuesday, we will experience an onshore component to the wind. With winds coming in from the Gulf of Mexico it is possible we could see an isolated shower scrape along our coastal communities early in the day, before lunchtime.

By the afternoon hours, the risk for rain and thunder will migrate inland keeping most of the coastal areas of the region dry.

Highs on Tuesday should range from around 91 at Naples, 93 at Fort Myers and 94 at Port Charlotte.

Wednesday will likely have a decent chance for an early-day shower mainly along the coastline. By the afternoon our rain prospects again move inland east of the interstate.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A new tropical wave is being noted by satellite imagery off the western coast of Africa.

The unorganized collection of showers and thunderstorms is showing no signs of immediate development.

According to National Hurricane Center meteorologists, the disturbance has a 0% chance of cyclone development in the next two days, with a 20% chance through the next five.

Forecast model data places the tropical wave moving westward at 15 to 20 mph through Monday.

Over the open Atlantic, model forecast data diverges. Some data suggests the disturbance will curl more toward the north in the Atlantic while other models hold it moving due west toward the Caribbean.

It is too early to determine if the tropical wave will become the third named tropical event of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Center and if it will pose any impact on our weather in Southwest Florida. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING HITS PLAYPEN-VO TOPS


THIS ONE-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SOUND ASLEEP.

WHEN BOOM!

LIGHTNING HIT THE HOUSE.

HE WAS IN HIS PLAYPEN AND YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE. THERE'S A HOLE.METAL PIECES -- A CHARRED WALL.

AN ELECTRIC SURGE CAME THROUGH AN OUTLET NEAR THE PLAYPEN.

HIS MOM THOUGHT THE LIGHTNING STRIKE WAS A GUNSHOT AND RAN TO CHECK ON JAXEN. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING HITS PLAYPEN-SOT OC


"I walked in the room, and the first thing that hit me was the smell of burnt plastic. And a haze of smoke was filling the room. So I just grabbed the baby, and yelled out 'fire!' And then ran and got the kids and everyone out of the house."

THIS HAPPENED FRIDAY IN NOVA SCOTIA DURING A THUNDERSTORM.

JAXEN WAS *NOT* HURT AND IS JUST FINE. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK COLOR APP-OTS,VO


AN ALERT FOR FACEBOOK USERS.

DON'T CLICK ON A FAKE APP.

IT'S A VIRUS!

THE APP CLAIMS IT CAN CHANGE THE COLOR OF YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE PAGE.

NOT TRUE.

IT ACTUALLY LOADS MALWARE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE OR COMPUTER.

HACKERS CAN THEN SPAM YOUR FRIENDS.

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RESCUED FROM ROLLER COASTER-VOTOP


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

IMAGINE BEING STUCK NEARLY 45-FEET IN THE AIR!

THAT'S WHAT A FEW RIDERS AT A SIX FLAGS IN MARYLAND GOT -

WHEN THEIR RIDE CAME TO A HALT ON THE TRACKS.

AFTER HOURS OF BEING UP THERE.

EMERGENCEY RESCUE OPERATORS CAME IN WITH A CRANE -

AND WERE ABLE TO GET ALL THE PASSANGERS SAFE TO THE GROUND.

THERE IS STILL NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED THE RIDE TO STOP.

--SUPERS--

Sunday

Largo, MD

--VO SCRIPT--

RESCUERS PULLED STRANDED RIDERS FROM A ROLLER COASTER AT SIX FLAGS AMERICA IN MARYLAND AFTER THE RIDE HALTED ON THE TRACKS.

A SIX FLAGS SPOKESPERSON SAYS A TRAIN ON THE JOKER'S JINX ROLLER COASTER STOPPED ABOUT 45 FEET FROM THE GROUND SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

HOURS AFTER THE RESCUE OPERATION BEGAN, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY FIRE CHIEF SAID ALL 24 PASSENGERS WERE SAFELY ON THE GROUND.

NO ONE WAS REPORTED INJURED.

SIX FLAGS SAYS IT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE COASTER TO HALT, BUT THE RIDE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THE PARK COMPLETES ITS INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


SANDWICH REAX-VOWIPE


WE HAVE ALL VISITED THOSE FAMOUS GOLDEN ARCHES.

BUT ONE MCDONALDS CUSTOMER WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS.

A WOMAN GOT A BURGER FROM A MCDONALDS IN NORTH CAROLINA.

AND SHE FOUND THIS SYMBOL FROM WORLD WAR II BURNED INTO THE BUN.

A SWASTIKA.

THE SYMBOL OF NAZIS.

THE WOMAN'S GRANDFATHER FOUGHT IN THE WAR --

AND SHE SAYS ITS NO LAUGHING MATTER.

SUGGESTED INTRO:

A CARTERET COUNTY MOTHER MAKES A SHOCKING DISCOVERY WHEN SHE GOES TO EAT

HER CHICKEN SANDWICH FROM MCDONALDS.

CHARLEIGH MAT-ICE OF MOREHEAD CITY SAYS SHE FOUND A NAZI SYMBOL ETCHED

IN BUTTER ON HER BUN.

NEWSCHANNEL 12'S JULIANA VALENCIA MET WITH HER AND TALKED WITH THE

OWNERS OF THE MCDONALDS ABOUT THE INCIDENT

SCRIPT:

A MCDONALD'S DRIVE-THROUGH, ITS A QUICK CHOICE FOR FOOD.

WHERE YOUR ORDER IS *TYPICALLY* THE SAME NO MATTER WHICH LOCATION YOU

GO TO.

<"I ordered a southern style chicken for myself and a happy meal for my

daughter.">

BUT FOR CHARLIEGH MATICE THIS MOREHEAD CITY MCDONALD'S DRIVE THROUGH

DIDN'T HAND HER THE ORDER SHE EXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


SANDWICH REAX-SOTVO


"many many people died because of that symbol and its not something that

should be taken lightly and its not something that should be thrown around."

THE EMPLOYEE INVOLVED IN MAKING THE SANDWHICH --

HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED.

SUGGESTED INTRO:

A CARTERET COUNTY MOTHER MAKES A SHOCKING DISCOVERY WHEN SHE GOES TO EAT

HER CHICKEN SANDWICH FROM MCDONALDS.

CHARLEIGH MAT-ICE OF MOREHEAD CITY SAYS SHE FOUND A NAZI SYMBOL ETCHED

IN BUTTER ON HER BUN.

NEWSCHANNEL 12'S JULIANA VALENCIA MET WITH HER AND TALKED WITH THE

OWNERS OF THE MCDONALDS ABOUT THE INCIDENT

SCRIPT:

A MCDONALD'S DRIVE-THROUGH, ITS A QUICK CHOICE FOR FOOD.

WHERE YOUR ORDER IS *TYPICALLY* THE SAME NO MATTER WHICH LOCATION YOU

GO TO.

<"I ordered a southern style chicken for myself and a happy meal for my

daughter.">

BUT FOR CHARLIEGH MATICE THIS MOREHEAD CITY MCDONALD'S DRIVE THROUGH

DIDN'T HAND HER THE ORDER SHE EXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


NEW YORK CITY SPA-OC, VO


IF YOU HAVE WALKED OUTSIDE RECENTLY -

YOU MAY KNOW THAT ITS HOT!

AND PRANKSTERS IN NEW YORK CITY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE HEAT.

THIS VIDEO IS FROM AN IMPROV GROUP KNOWN AS IMPROV EVERYWHERE.

HERE IS WHAT THEY DID -

THEY CAME TO ONE BUSY SUBWAY STATIONS IN NEW YORK LAST WEEK.

AND SET UP SHOP AS A FULL SPA.

COMPLETE WITH DRINKS, MASSAGES, AND TOWELS FOR EVERYONE.

THE PRANK HAS HUNDREDS OF VIEWS NOW ON YOUTUBE.

MEMBERS OF THE GROUP CALL THE PRANK A SUCCESS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH FLORIDA STATE QUARTERBACK -- JAMEIS WINSTON GOES HORRIBLY WRONG--

PLUS-- ONE OF THE BEST HOCKEY PLAYERS IN THE WORLD-- ON THE ICE AT GERMAIN ARENA-- WE'LL EXPLAIN Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A SPORTS TEASE-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


11PM TZ1) FIRE ASSESSMENT-OTS


WE'VE SEEN IT IN OTHER CITIES!

NOW THE FEE COULD COME TO FORT MYERS.

AT 11 -

HOW MUCH HOMEOWNERS CAN EXPECT TO PAY --

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11PM TZ2) DENIM IN DANGER-VOTOPS


PLUS --

IS DENIM IN DANGER?

ABC7 SHOWS YOU THE NUMBERS AT 11.

WHY JEANS ARE SUFFERING THE BLUES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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NHL HOCKEY-VOTOPS


SID THE KID IN THE HOUSE--

2-TIME NHL MVP -- SIDNEY CROSBY SKATING AT GERMAIN ARENA THIS MORNING-- HE'S IN TOWN THIS WEEK FOR SOME PRIVATE WORKOUTS---

-- NHL ALL-STAR-- MATT DUCHENE ALSO-- ON THE ICE THIS MORNING

BOTH GETTING READY FOR NHL TRAINING CAMPS -- WHICH BEGIN NEXT MONTH -- Return to index of stories...


RYDER CUP-POPMON


WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT. GUYS ON THE PGA TOUR ARE PLAYING FOR PERSONAL PRIDE AND OF COURSE --- LARGE SUMS OF MONEY---. BUT THAT ALL CHANGES FOR THE RYDER CUP---- WHERE THE PRIDE IS NO LONGER PERSONAL. IT'S PATRIOTIC. AND IT'S NOT ABOUT THE COLOR OF MONEY. RATHER THE RED WHITE AND BLUE. Return to index of stories...


RYDER CUP-VO-CG


THIS YEARS RYDER CUP COMES YOUR WAY FROM PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND --- SEPTEMBER 23RD THROUGH THE 28TH---

TEAM USA -- HAS MOST OF IT'S ROSTER SET--- 9 GUYS HAVE AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIED FOR THE TEAM- THROUGH A POINTS STANDING SYSTEM---

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE GUYS ON THE TEAM---

WITH A SECOND PLACE FINISH AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-- PHIL MICKELSON -- MAKES THE TEAM ---

THE ONE GUY YOU DO NOT SEE ON THAT LIST-- TIGER WOODS-- WHO'S NOT BEEN THE SAME SINCE BACK SURGERY---

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RYDER CUP-SOTTOPS


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WORLD GOLF-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF GOLF-- THE WORLD'S LARGEST GOLF OUTING TOOK PLACE TODAY--- AT COURSES THROUGHOUT-- THE UNITED STATES---

----- INCLUDING DEL TURA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IN NORTH FORT MYERS--- WHICH IS ONE OF 120 COURSES NATIONWIDE PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT THAT BENEFINS THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

LAST YEAR-- MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND GOLFERS TOOK PLACE-- AND NEARLY ONE MILLION DOLLARS WERE RAISED--- Return to index of stories...


WORLD GOLF-SOTTOPS


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JAMEIS TWITTER-POMON


FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH SEMINOLES QUARTERBACK JAMEIS WINSTON THIS WEEKEND--- VIA TWITTER--- TURNS OUT THAT WAS A REALLY BAD IDEA-- THE FANS INSTEAD TURNED IT INTO A MOCKERY -- FOCUSING ON WINSTON'S SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT IN MAY Return to index of stories...


JAMEIS TWITTER-SSTOPS


HERE'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE TWEETS-- THAT JAMEIS RECEIVED

CRABLEGS THE TOPIC OF THE DAY--

WISTON STOLE -- 34 DOLLARS WORTH OF SEA FOOD IN MAY-- AND WAS SUSPENDED FROM THE BASEBALL TEAM-- AND HAD TO SERVE 20 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


FROM ONE QUARTEBACK TO ANOTHER---

DOLPHINS QB-- RYAN TANNEHILL GOT OFF TO A GREAT START THIS PRESEASON-- LEADING THE FINS -- TO A TOUCHDOWN --- ON THEIR FIRST OF THE SUMMER----

TANNEHILL SAYS HE LIKES THE NEW UPTEMPO OFFENSE---- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


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TONY STEWART-VOTOPS


OVER THE WEEKEND NASCAR DRIVER TONY STEWART -- STRUCK AND KILLED --- DRIVER KEVIN WARD JR.- WHILE STEWART WAS RACING ON A DIRT TRACK IN UPSTATE NEW YORK--

--- WARD -- UPSET WITH STEWART'S DRIVING-- WENT ON TO THE TRACK TO CONFRONT TONY-- THAT'S WHEN HE WAS STRUCK AND KILLED--

TODAY INVESTIGATORS SAID -- THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE ANY CRIMINAL INTENT-- BUT THAT CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE NOT BEEN RULED OUT Return to index of stories...


TONY STEWART-SOTOPS


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP--- ENGLAND--

WE ARE RACING LAWN MOWERS-- WHICH APPEAR TO BE SOUPPED UP --- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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