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ANCHOR SUPERS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HEADLINES------------- NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL1) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VO-WIPE NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
HL2) NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VO-WIPE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
HL3) MATCHING YOUR MAKEUP GOES HIGH TECH-VOTOPS TS1) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-BNC OC-SS-VO
WX HL-WX WALL TS2) NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING SYSTEMS-BNC OC-VO-OC
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-SS-TOPS-2-SHOT---ZMAP--SPLIT BOXE NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-REM LIVE GA HOT CAR DEATH INVESTIGATION-TC MON VO
PICTURES INSIDE CIRCLE K-vo GA HOT CAR DEATH INVESTIGATION-PKG
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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VOTOPS FAMILY OF RABBI CALLS DEATH A HATE CRIME-OC-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP FM SALVATION ARMY FOLO-VO
POLICE SHOOTING MISSOURI-NATSVO-WIPE FM HAITIAN CHURCH FOLLOW-WIPE-VOTOPS
POLICE SHOOTING MISSOURI-SOTVO STRIPPERS TOPLESS PROTEST OUTSIDE CHURCH-VO
NOLA SHOOTING-VOTOPS STRIPPERS TOPLESS PROTEST OUTSIDE CHURCH-SOTVO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP PLANE PANIC-VO
NASCAR CAR FOLLOW UP-2 SHOT PLANE PANIC-SOTVO
NASCAR CAR FOLLOW UP-PKG MD ROLLERCOASTER INCIDENT-VO
NASCAR CAR FOLLOW UP-OC FL: SHARK BITES GIRL-VO
DOUBLE FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT-VO-WIPE FL: SHARK BITES GIRL-SOTVO
DOUBLE FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT-SOTVO ASK JAMEIS HASHTAG-OC-(2SS)
PEDESTRIAN KILLED ARREST-VO NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
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AIRSTRIKES UPDATE & PM REFUSES TO RESIGN-VO TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
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TZ1 B MATCHING YOUR MAKEUP GOES HIGH TECH-VOTOPS BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID FAST FOOD CHANGES-2 SHOT
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MATCHING YOUR MAKEUP GOES HIGH TECH-PKG FAST FOOD CHANGES-OC
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TZ2 A LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-VO NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-LIVE U 2
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LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-TC MON VO DISNEY VEGAS TRIPS ECONOMICS-VO
VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS-OC-SOTVO GAS PRICES DOWN-OC-CG
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TZ3 B PERFECT NIGHTS SLEEP-VOTOPS TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
WORST PLACE FOR GERMS-2-SH VO TS1) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS
CERTAIN FOODS TRIGGER BIGGER APPETITE-VO TS2) NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VOTOPS
PERFECT NIGHT'S SLEEP-OC TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING SYSTEMS-VOTOPS
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BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


A NEWSPAPER DELIVERY MAN CAUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE.

SHOT DURING AN EARLY MORNING GAS STATION ROBBERY.

WE HAVE THE LATEST IN A LIVE REPORT

AND 100 PEOPLE GOING BEFORE A JUDGE

BUSTED FOR HAVING FAKE DOCUMENTATION AND TRYING TO GET INSURANCE

THE EMPLOYER SAYS HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG

ABC 7'S IN COURT. WHAT THE JUDGE HAS TO SAY

AND LADIES TIRED OF WASTING MONEY ON MAKE UP THAT DOESN'T WORK?

A NEW HIGH TECH WAY TO TRY IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT TO NEVER GET THE WRONG SHADE AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


HL1) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VO-WIPE


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HL2) NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VO-WIPE


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HL3) MATCHING YOUR MAKEUP GOES HIGH TECH-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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CIRCLE K ROBBERY-SS-TOPS-2-SHOT---ZMAP--SPLIT BOXE


ABC 7 ON BREAKING NEWS IN FORT MYERS--

BRAND NEW PICTURES JUST COMING IN OF THREE MASKED MEN ROBBING A CONVENIENCE STORE--

THEN SHOOTING AT AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER AS THEY TOOK OFF.

GOOD MORNING--

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

THE CLERK AT THE CIRCLE K AT WINKLER AND EVANS AVENUE SAYS SHE OPENED THE REGISTER AND LET THE CROOKS TAKE WHATEVER THEY WANTED.

ABC 7'S LUCAS SEILER HAS BEEN ON THIS STORY ALL MORNING--

HE JOINS US NOW LIVE FROM THE SCENE WITH NEW DETAILS ON THE INVESTIGATION.

LUCAS-- Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-REM LIVE


GOOD MORNING - A VERY SCARY MOMENT HERE FOR THAT STORE CLERK AND WITNESS. THREE MEN IN MASKS WALKED INTO THIS STORE BEHIND ME AND HELD THE CLERK TO THE GROUND AT GUNPOINT WHILE THEY RAIDED THE REGISTER.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES WE HAVE - THESE ARE THE GUYS FORT MYERS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR. Return to index of stories...


PICTURES INSIDE CIRCLE K-vo


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CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VO-SS


THIS WAS THE SCENE WHEN WE GOT HERE - THE CLERK SAYS WHEN THE SUSPECTS LEFT, A WITNESS OUTSIDE SAW EVERYTHING GO DOWN. POLICE SAY THAT PERSON WAS ACTUALLY A NEWSPAPER DELIVERY MAN.

THE WITNESS QUICKLY SPED AWAY FROM THE GAS STATION, BUT THE SUSPECTS FOLLOWED HIM AND STARTED SHOOTING AT HIS TRUCK.

THE WITNESS WAS SHOT. LUCKILY HE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE THE MEN AND CALL FOR HELP - HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS IN STABLE CONDITION.

AGAIN - TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THESE MEN - THE SEARCH FOR THEM LASTED FOR HOURS - BY SKY AN BY FOOT - AND POLICE STILL DON'T HAVE ANYONE IN CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-REM LIVE


IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ROBBERY AND SHOOTING YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL FORT MYERS POLICE.

LIVE IN FM, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VOTOPS


ALSO BREAKING AT THIS HOUR--

A HEARING FOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST WRAPPED UP IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE GROUP WAS ARRESTED DURING AN INSURANCE BUST AT INCREDIBLE FRESH IN NAPLES LAST MONTH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE EMPLOYEES WERE USING FAKE AND STOLEN IDENTITIES TO GET JOBS AND QUALIFY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

A LAWYER REPRESENTING 64 EMPLOYEES TELLS ABC 7 HE FILED NOT GUILTY PLEAS FOR THEM.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES SAY THE COMPANY'S OWNERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

COMPANY LEADERS CLAIM-- THEY DID NOTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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POLICE SHOOTING MISSOURI-NATSVO-WIPE


we're seeing a lot of windows being smashed, people running out with clothing.

AN ESCALATING SITUATION JUST OUTSIDE OF ST. LOUIS.

PROTESTERS FILLED THE STREETS IN RESPONSE TO THE DEATH OF UNARMED TEEN OVER THE WEEKEND.

LOCAL BUSINESSES WERE LOOTED ON *LIVE* TELEVISION, AND POLICE SAY SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

THIS ALL HAPPENING. FOLLOWING A VIGIL LAST NIGHT.FOR 18-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN. HE WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES BY A POLICE OFFICER ON SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


POLICE SHOOTING MISSOURI-SOTVO


I'm all. Everyhting I put into him, they just took it with no compassion

SOME PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT RUNNING OUT OF AN AUTO-PARTS STORE WITH

CAR RIMS--

CROWDS ALSO TORE THROUGH A *QUICK-TRIP* GAS STATION--

BREAKING GLASS AND RIPPING APART THE AISLES.

OTHERS CAUGHT ON VIDEO GRABBING WHAT THEY COULD CARRY - AND TAKING OFF.

OFFICIALS REPORTED AT LEAST A THOUSAND PEOPLE LOOTING.

AUTHORITIES SAY 18-YEAR OLD BROWN ASSAULTED AN OFFICER BEFORE HE WAS SHOT OUTSIDE AN APARTMENT COMPLEX.

WITNESSES CLAIM THE TEEN APPEARED TO BE SURRENDERING AND THE OFFICER SHOT HIM MULTIPLE TIMES.

TODAY WE'VE LEARNED THAT THE SAME ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTED THE FAMILY OF TRAYVON MARTIN - BENJAMIN CRUMP - WILL REPRESENT THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL BROWN.

CRUMP IS EXPECTED TO HOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


NOLA SHOOTING-VOTOPS


A DRIVEBY SHOOTING IN NEW ORLEANS LEAVES TWO PEOPLE DEAD AND FIVE OTHERS WOUNDED.

POLICE SAY TWO CHILDREN HAVE CRITICAL INJURIES.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES--

THE SHOOTER FIRED AT A CROWDED PORCH SUNDAY NIGHT AND DROVE OFF.

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SHOOTER.

THE LOWER 9TH WARD WAS OVERWHELMED BY HURRICANE KATRINA'S FLOODS IN 2005 AND HAS STRUGGLED WITH CRIME. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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NASCAR CAR FOLLOW UP-2 SHOT


TRAGEDY ON THE TRACK LEAVES NASCAR FANS CONFUSED AND IN MOURNING TODAY.

RIGHT NOW, INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO RECONSTRUCT THE DEADLY ACCIDENT INVOLVING A NASCAR STAR--

AND THE VICTIM'S FAMILY IS SPEAKING OUT.

GIO BENITEZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NASCAR CAR FOLLOW UP-PKG


THIS MORNING, INVESTIGATORS ARE POURING OVER THIS VIDEO, FILMED BY A

SPECTATOR THEN POSTED ON YOUTUBE - SHOWING KEVIN WARD JUNIORAPPARENTLY

TRYING TO CONFRONT TONY STEWART BEFORE BEING STRUCK AND KILLED BY THE NASCAR

SUPERSTAR. ******

STEWART WAS COMPETING IN A DIRT TRACK RACE ON SATURDAY WHEN HIS NUMBER 14

CAR

BUMPED NUMBER 13, DRIVEN BY WARD- SENDING WARD'S CAR FLYING INTO THE WALL.

WATCH. 20-YEAR-OLD WARD CLIMBS OUT OF HIS CAR RUSHING ONTO THE TRACK AS

SEVERAL CARS SPEED BY-- POINTING HIS FINGER. APPARENTLY AT STEWART. THEN

JUST SECONDS LATER, WARD IS HIT BY THE RIGHT SIDE OF STEWART'S CAR

WARD WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL.

Clip "TVU6 Race Accident Michael Guzzo"

191244 MICHAEL GUZZO / WITNESS: Kevin was a good guy. A lot of people knew

him. A lot of people liked him. He had a great outlook on life.

F/S GFX: https:/twitter.com/NASCAR/status/498523870551629824/photo/1

STEWART SAYING OVER THE WEEKEND.

"There aren't words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that

took the life of Kevin Ward Jr. It's a very emotional time for all involved

"

STEWART PULLED OUT OF SUNDAY'S SPRINT CUP RACE AT WATKINS GLEN. OTHER

NASCAR GREATS PAYING THEIR RESPECTS AS WELL

Clip "N1 ESPN NASCAR POST"

175701 SOT DALE EARNHARDT JR / NASCAR DRIVER: "My thoughts and prayers go

out to the familyI know exactly what they'll be dealing with in the

forseeable future and just - my heart hurts for them."

WHILE POLICE SAY THERE ARE NO CHARGES PENDING AGAINST STEWART.-- THE 43-

YEAR-OLD STAR HAS EARNED A REPUTATION AS A GREAT DRIVER WITH A BAD TEMPER.

NATS - "Tony Stewart was out of his car, throwing his gloves"

FROM THROWING GEAR AT COMPETITORS DURING SEVERAL RACES

Stewart: "I don't give a crapto hell with the helmet."

To butting heads with a fellow driver last year

010212 SOT STEWART "If he ever turns down across in front of me again, I don

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NASCAR CAR FOLLOW UP-OC


THIS MORNING, AS WARD'S LOVED ONES COPE WITH HIS LOSS-- THE FAMILY TELLS ABC NEWS:

"THE FAMILY APPRECIATES ALL THE PRAYERS AND SUPPORT AND WOULD LIKE THIS TIME TO GRIEVE." Return to index of stories...


DOUBLE FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT-VO-WIPE


NOW TO A TRAGEDY ON THE WATER--

A WOMAN AND A 4-YEAR OLD BOY ARE DEAD AFTER GETTING TRAPPED UNDER A CAPSIZED BOAT.

IT HAPPENED ON THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON NEAR MELBOURNE.

FISH AND WILDLIFE AUTHORITIES SAY THE 18-FOOT WELLCRAFT SPORTSMAN BEGAN TAKING ON WATER-- AND CAPSIZED AFTER A SQUALL STRUCK ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

FOUR OF THE SIX PEOPLE ON BOARD MADE IT SAFELY OFF THE BOAT.

A GROUP OF 20 FISHERMEN, BOATERS, BYSTANDERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE TRIED TO RESCUE THE TRAPPED VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


DOUBLE FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT-SOTVO


Lenny Salberg

FWC Spokesman

Two people were trapped underneath the vessel, a 4 yr old child & a female underneath the vessel, good samaritans, police were able to walk out and actually flip the vessel upright and that's when they found the people underneath

THE CHILD AND WOMAN WERE STILL IN THEIR LIFE JACKETS WHEN THEY WERE FOUND.

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED ARREST-VO


A NORTH FORT MYERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF HITTING AND KILLING A MAN IS STILL IN JAIL THIS MORNING.

A-B-C SEVEN HAS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO AS 19-YEAR-OLD JACQUELINE HOGAN MADE HER FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON SUNDAY.

SHE WAS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO THE DEATH OF THOMAS DE-SOTO.

POLICE SAY A TIP LED THEM TO HER HOME.

DEPUITIES SAY HOGAN AND HER BOYFRIEND DENIED BEING IN THE AREA AND TRIED TO COVER UP THE EVIDENCE ON THE DAMAGED CAR.

BUT EVENTUALLY CONFESSED.

HER BOND IS SET AT 35-THOUSAND DOLLARS

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DESOTO COUNTY-OC-VO-OC


HAPPENING THIS WEEK --

THE TRIAL FOR TWO DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BEATING AN INMATE WILL CONTINUE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

STEVEN RIZZA AND JONATHAN MAUSE ARE ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING AN INMATE LAST MAY.

THE DUO IS ALSO ACCUSED OF TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

JODY HOLLAND CLAIMS STEVEN RIZZA SLAMMED HIS HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKED HIM AND PUNCHED HIM.

THE TRIAL WILL RESUME TOMORROW, AND IS SCHEDULED TO LAST THROUGH NEXT WEEK.

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE SERVING TIME FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE BEATING.

A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED.

TRIAL IS UNDERWAY FOR TWO DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING AN INMATE IN MAY OF 2013. THEN TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

JODY HOLLAND CLAIMS STEVEN RIZZA SLAMMED HIS HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKED AND PUNCHED HIM.

YOU CAN SEE HIS BRUISING HERE.

OFFICER JONATHAN MAUSA IS ON TRIAL FOR LYING TO INVESTIGATORS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A WIDESPREAD COVER UP FOLLOWED THE ATTACK.

HOLLAND WAS IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HIS THEN-FIANCE.

SHE WAS A COUNTY JAIL NURSE.

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE SERVING TIME FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE BEATING.

A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED.

ALSO NEXT WEEK, THE TRIAL RESUMES FOR TWO DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING AN INMATE LAST MANY.

STEVEN RIZZA AND JOHNATHAN MAUSA ARE ALSO ACCUSED OF TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

JODY HOLLAND CLAIMS RIZZA SLAMMED HIS HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKED HIM AND PUNCHED HIM.

SO FAR THE JURY HAS

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE SERVING TIME FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE BEATING.

A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


AIRSTRIKES UPDATE & PM REFUSES TO RESIGN-VO


THE CRISIS IN GAZA CONTINUES THIS MORNING.

TALKS WILL RESUME IN CAIRO IN AN EFFORT TO ACHIEVE A LONGER-LASTING PEACE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND GAZA.

A CEASE-FIRE IN THE GAZA WAR THAT TOOK EFFECT JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT IS HOLDING.

AFTER A MONTH OF HEAVY FIGHTING THAT HAS TAKEN NEARLY TWO THOUSAND LIVES.

PEOPLE ARE WAITING TO BUY FUEL FOR GENERATORS AS POWER AND COMMUNICATION WORKERS STRUGGLE TO FIX CABLES DAMAGED IN THE FIGHTING. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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CAPE LIGHTNING SYSTEMS-OC-VO-OC


PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM LIGHTNING IS ON THE AGENDA IN CAPE CORAL TODAY.

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL MEET WITH COMMISSIONERS TO TRY TO ADD LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEMS TO THE CITY'S RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

THIS PROPOSAL IS GETTING MIXED REACTION. WHETHER OFFICIALS SHOULD SPEND 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS TAXPAYER MONEY ON THE TECHNOLOGY.

THIS AFTER A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST MONTH.

ONE MAN WAS KILLED, TWO TEENS HURT.

YOU COUNT ON ABC7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


PHOENIX AWARDS-VO


HAPPENING TODAY IN BONITA SPRINGS.

FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE RECOGNIZED WITH THE DISTRICT'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS HONOR

THE PHOENIX AWARD WILL BE GIVEN TO A GROUP OF FIREFIGHTERS ON TRUCK 21 AND ENGINE 24 FOR THEIR WORK TO SAVE LIVES.

THE CEREMONY IS AT 5:00 AT FIRE STATION NUMBER FOUR.

THE PHOENIX IS KNOWN AS A SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE.

Bonita Springs' firefighters will be recognized on August 11th at 5:00 p.m. at Fire Station Four, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive, with the District's most prestigious honor - The Phoenix Award.

Two crews of firefighters will be honored for saving the lives of Bonita Springs' residents.

The first award goes to firefighters on Rescue 21 who responded to the aid of a 77 year-old man, who collapsed while playing a tennis match at the Pelican Landing tennis courts on May 26, 2014. Lieutenant David Brewer and Firefighter Paramedic Thomas Harrison arrived on scene, to find the patient being administered hands-only CPR by bystanders, who had witnessed the collapse. The patient did not have a pulse. One of the bystanders was a doctor and due to the quality CPR in progress, the bystanders continued CPR as the heart monitor and defibrillator pads were attached by firefighters. Firefighters and LCEMS then took over CPR and administered shock to the patient's heart. The patient appeared to go into asystole after defibrillation, which indicates that the heart does not have any electrical activity. Epinephrine was administered, and an IGEL breathing tube was also utilized. CPR was continued and the heart rhythm was now in V-Fib, showing some irregular electrical activity. A second shock to the heart was delivered; the patient appeared again to go into asystole. However, the patient exhibited signs of ROSC, Resumption of Sustained Cardiac Activity; his blood pressure had stabilized, and he began to gag on the breathing tube. Firefighters could verify that patient could protect his own airway, and the breathing tube was removed. Supportive care was continued en route to the hospital, and firefighters reported that the patient was answering questions for the ER physician upon arrival.

The Bonita Springs Fire District has extended a heartfelt invitation for the award presentation to the patient and his family with the hope of reuniting the firefighters and patient again. The crew of firefighters awaiting their reunion includes: Lieutenant David Brewer and Firefighter Paramedic Thomas Harrison

The second award goes to firefighters on Engine 24 who responded to the aid of an 81 year-old man, who had suffered a cardiac arrest in his home on June 23, 2014. It was established that the patient had an extensive cardiac history. The crew, Acting Lieutenant Jesse Cottrell, Firefighter Paramedic Jonathan Whitlock, and Firefighter Paramedic Brian Hornberger were directed by the patient's spouse to the back bedroom where they found bystander CPR being administered. The firefighters checked and found a slight pulse on the unresponsive patient and applied the defibrillator pads. The patient was attached to the heart monitor and was given a small dosage of electrical shock, which acted as a pacemaker for the heart. This treatment allowed the patient to regain consciousness- he was alert, awake and oriented while being loaded into the ambulance. Firefighter Paramedic Brian Hornberger rode in to the hospital in order to assist LCEMS, if needed. Halfway to the hospital, the patient became unresponsive; he had no pulse and was not breathing. CPR was quickly started and continued until care could be transferred to the hospital staff.

The Bonita Springs Fire District has extended a heartfelt invitation for the award presentation to the patient and their family with the hope of reuniting the firefighters and patient again. The crew of firefighters awaiting their reunion includes: Acting Lieutenant Jesse Cottrell, Firefighter Paramedic Jonathan Whitlock, and Firefighter Paramedic Brian Hornberger

In order to recognize the dedication and skill of emergency responders, Bonita Springs Fire-Rescue adopted the Phoenix Award after implementing advanced life support services in March of 1999. The Phoenix is recognized as a symbol of excellence and also a mythical bird, said to rise again from its ashes. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING SPARKS NEW FIRES IN CALIFORNIA-TRX-VOTOP


LIGHTNING HAS SPARKED NINE WILDFIRES IN THE NORTHEASTERN CORNER OF CALIFORNIA.

OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW FIRES IN THREE COUNTIES ARE NOT THREATENING ANY HOME.

BUT CREWS ARE TRYING TO CONTAIN THEM SO THEY CAN FOCUS ON THE LARGE WILDFIRES.

A WILDFIRE SPARKED BY LIGHTNING JULY 30 HAS BURNED 13 AND A HALF SQUARE MILES OF DRY BRUSH AND TIMBER IN A DIFFERENT COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL OUT OF JAIL-OC-SS-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY

FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISIONNER TAMMY HALL IS EXPECED TO BE RELEASED FROM A FEDERAL PRISON.

HALL HAS BEEN AN INMATE AT THE MEDIUM SECURITY FACILITY NORTHWEST OF ORLANDO SINCE MID FEBRUARY.

HALL ADMITTED TO MIS-USING AROUND 30 THOUSANDS DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS.

ONCE SHE IS OUT OF PRISON, SHE'LL SERVE 90 DAYS HOUSE ARREST AND 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOTE 2014-CLIP


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AUG 15TH CONGRESSIONAL MAP-VO


ALL EYES WILL BE ON OUR STATE LAWMAKERS THIS WEEK.

THEY'LL BE BACK IN TALLAHASSEE FOR A SPECIAL SESSION.

A VOTE ON NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAPS IS EXPECTED TODAY OR TOMORROW.

COMMITTEES MET ON FRIDAY AND MADE SOME PROGRESS

JUST LAST WEEK-- A FLORIDA JUDGE ASKED LAWMAKERS TO RE-DRAW THE MAP. BEFORE THE PRIMARY ELECTION IN AUGUST.

THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAP IS DUE ON THE 15TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


WANT TO VISIT THE COLLEGE OF YOUR DREAMS TO FIND OUT IF YOU LIKE IT?

YOU CAN TAKE A TOUR. AND GO FROM ONE IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL TO ANOTHER -- IN SECONDS!

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW …WITHOUT EVER LEAVING HOME.

IS YOUR MAKEUP BAG FILLED WITH PRODUCTS YOU NEVER USE?

FIND OUT WHAT NEW HIGH TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP YOU STOP WASTING MONEY. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


MATCHING YOUR MAKEUP GOES HIGH TECH-2-SHOT


MOST WOMEN WASTE MONEY ON MAKEUP THAT'S NOT RIGHT FOR THEM.

BUT NEW TECHNOLOGY. PROMISES TO NOT ONLY CHANGE THAT.

BUT EVEN ELIMINATE THE NEED TO EVER VISIT A MAKEUP STORE AGAIN.

ABC'S' GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN SHOW YOU HOW TO FIND MAKEUP THAT WORKS FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


MATCHING YOUR MAKEUP GOES HIGH TECH-PKG


IF YOUR MAKEUP NEVER LOOKS QUITE RIGHT, IT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU'RE WEARING

THE WRONG MAKEUP.

AND IT'S NO WONDER WITH SO MANY PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET.

MAKEUP APPS CLAIM THEY CAN HELP, BUT CAN ANY OF THEM GIVE YOU A PERFECT

MATCH?

ALEXIS WOLFER, FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THEBEAUTYBEAN.COM: WELL THEY

VERY, VERY MUCH LIMIT YOUR POSSIBILITIES IN MAKING A MISTAKE

IT'S THE FEAR OF WALKING AROUND IN FOUNDATION THAT'S TWO SHADES TOO DARK

THAT KEEPS PEOPLE COMING TO STORES LIKE SEPHORA, WHICH HAS AN IN-STORE KIOSK

THAT HELPS YOU FIND THE PERFECT COLOR.

ALEXIS WOLFER & GENEVIEVE SHOW AND TELL: SO THIS IS LIKE A CAMERA FOR SKIN

TONE. YOU WOULD APPLY IT ON THREE DIFFERENT AREAS OF YOUR FACE. IT'S GOING

TO GIVE YOU THE PANTONE NUMBER OF YOUR SKIN. YOU TYPE IT IN HERE AND IT

GIVES YOU ALL THE RESULTS OF THE BEST PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SKIN.

BUT WHAT IF YOU COULD SKIP THE STORE ALL TOGETHER? A NEW APP, PLUM PERFECT,

CLAIMS TO USE SCIENCE TO FOOL-PROOF THE MAKE-UP BUYING PROCESS.

ASMAU AHMED, CEO & FOUNDER OF PLUM PERFECT: YOU CAN SNAP A SELFIE

GENEVIEVE USING APP/TAKING A SELFIE: I THINK I GOT A GOOD ONE

ASMAU AHMED, CEO & FOUNDER OF PLUM PERFECT: AND THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO DO.

WE EXTRACT YOUR COLORS, AND WE FIND YOUR PERFECT MAKEUP MATCH

GENEVIEVE USING APP: IT'S GIVING ME A FEW OPTIONS HERE IN A BUNCH OF PRICE

RANGES SO I'VE GOT A MAYBELLINE, A CLINIQUE, A FEW BRANDS I'VE NEVER HEARD

OF, SO REALLY A RANGE OF PRODUCTS.YOU KNOW WHAT'S INTERESTING IS WHAT I'

VE BEEN USING IS NOT EVEN ON HERE.

ASMAU AHMED, CEO & FOUNDER OF PLUM PERFECT: PLUM PERFECT IS DIFFERENT FROM

ANY OTHER APP OUT THERE BECAUSE IT USES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF COLOR SCIENCE /

YOU CAN ALSO CLICK TO BUY DIRECTLY FROM OUR APP

AND AS WITH ALL THINGS BEAUTY, LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING.

AMY FORD KEOHANE, COO & CMO OF PLUM PERFECT: PLUM PERFECT IDENTIFIES THE

CONDITIONS IN THE ROOM AND ACTUALLY CORRECTLY FOR THE LIGHTING. / WE WORK

WITH ALL BRANDS AND RETAILERS / IT'S THE SCIENCE AND THE INTELLIGENT

RECOMMENDATION ENGINES THAT ARE ACTUALLY GIVING HER RECOMMENDATIONS.

BUT WHETHER YOU SHOP FROM HOME OR IN-STORE, ALWAYS HAVE AN OUT.

ALEXIS WOLFER, FOUNDER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THEBEAUTYBEAN.COM: ORDER /

WHERE THEY ALLOW YOU TO RETURN OPEN USED PRODUCTS, SO YOU CAN TRY IT AT HOME

IN YOUR OWN LIGHTING BECAUSE THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH YOU ARE GOING TO BE ABLE

TO SEE ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN.

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE.

WE ARE CHECKING IN WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS AS THEY UPDATE FIRE DRILL POLICIES.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

AND DIGGING UP THE GARDENS

BIG CHANGES COMING TO THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN.WE'LL SHOW YOU THE PROGRESS AS RENOVATIONS NEAR COMPLETION. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-VO


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TZ 2 B NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN-VO


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CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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SHARK SOCKS PICS


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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.

HOT, HUMID AND MAINLY DRY

Even though there is still plenty of humidity in the lower levels of the atmosphere, making it feel hotter than the temperatures actually are, the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere are relatively drier. That relatively drier air will greatly limit our rain chances today and the next couple of days. Usually we are tracking lots of afternoon storm activity this time of year, so this is not your typical Southwest Florida weather.

Winds will be coming in from the south-southwest and could give us just a very stray shower near the coast this morning, especially on the southern end of the area. Then in the afternoon, there will be just a few isolated storms. Those storms will be aimed toward the inland areas. That pattern will continue for tomorrow, too.

With less rain on the radar, temperatures should again be able to soar this afternoon reaching to 94 for the official high at Page Field in Fort Myers. Beaches will be just a couple of degrees cooler and inland areas a degree or 2 hotter. We will keep highs in the lower 90s through the week and rain chances will start to increase later in the week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active or expected to develop in the next 48 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean Sea.

However, a tropical wave just off the coast of Africa will be monitored closely this week for some possible development. Forecast models show this disturbance moving due westward across the Atlantic this week.

The National Hurricane Center has given this area a 30% chance of development in the next five days. As always, we will be tracking it and will keep you updated on-air and online. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LEE CO SCHOOL FIRE DRILLS-TC MON VO


A FINAL POLICY WILL BE PRESENTED ON CHANGES TO FIRE DRILLS, IN LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS THIS WEEK.

THIS COMES AFTER AN INVESTIGATION EXPOSED SEVERAL 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.

A PUBLIC HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR FULL COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS-OC-SOTVO


IT'S A COLLEGE TOUR -- LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET ON A PLANE -- OR DRIVE TO GET THERE.

"Check out the ceiling, the paintings."

"And so this is all exactly how it's like?"

YOUR LOOKING AT OCULUS RIFT -- A VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET USED IT FOR VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS.

IT TRACKS YOUR EYE MOVEMENTS.

IT'S AIMED AT MAKING COLLEGE MORE OF AN ACTUAL REALITY. Return to index of stories...


VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS-SOTVO


"Our mission from the day we started the company is making a campus visit more attainable to students."

--BUTT SOT--

"We're not replacing the actual visit, we're making kids more excited about the actual visit."

EXPERTS SAY -- THERE'S STILL NOTHING LIKE AN *ACTUAL VISIT TO THE SCHOOL YOU'RE LOOKING TO ATTEND. Return to index of stories...


WAWA UPDATE-VO


CONSTRUCTION IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR A POPULAR CONVIENCE STORE COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TODAY CREWS ARE WORKING ON CONNECTING TO THE WAWA GAS STATION ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD, CREATING A NEW MEDIAN AND DRIVEWAY.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THEM BREAKING GROUND LAST MONTH.

THE PROJECT WILL LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15TH.

THE STORE'S FIRST LOCATION IS EXPECTED TO OPEN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE WORD OF THE DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAS WAWA.

THE CONVENIENCE STORE BASED IN THE NORTHEAST IS MOVING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY BROKE GROUND ON THEIR FIRST ONE NEAR COLONIAL AND FOWLER IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S LIKE A GAS STATION, COFFEE BAR AND RESTAURANT ALL IN ONE.

THE STORE'S FIRST LOCATION IS EXPECTED TO OPEN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR - THE COMPANY WILL EMPLOYEE AT LEAST 160 EMPLOYEES IN THE FORT MYERS AREA.

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ROADWATCH UPDATE

New Update - August 8, 2014

Colonial Boulevard and Fowler - Fort Myers: Honc Industries will be

working in the right-of-way and median to build a new driveway

connection for the Wawa Gas station beginning Monday, August 11, 2014

through September 15, 2014. Motorists are advised to use caution when

traveling in this area as there will be lane closures between the hours of

9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Expect delays in this area. Contact Jake Herring

of Honc Industries at 239-728-4028 with any questions. Return to index of stories...


PLANTATION ROAD CLOSURE-TRX-OC


WE HAVE AN TRAFFIC ALERT FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

PLANTATION ROAD WILL BE CLOSED IN FORT MYERS.

CREWS ARE WORKING ON A PROJECT TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY NEAR DANILES PARKWAY.

TRAFFIC WILL BE DETOURED TO METRO PARKWAY AND COMMERCE PARK DRIVE.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY THE 18TH. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BLVD TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-SSTOPS


IF YOU'RE HEADING TO FORT MYERS BEASH THERE'S SOME CONSTRUCTION WORK HAPPENING THIS WEEK.

CREWS WILL BE WORKING UNDER BIG CARLOS PASS AT ESTERO BOULEVARD.

THE PROJECT SHOULD WRAP UP ON AUGUST 19TH.

ROADWATCH UPDATE

New Update August 1, 2014

Estero Boulevard at Big Carlos Pass - Fort Myers Beach: Century Link

will begin working on boring under Big Carlos Pass starting August 11th

and plan to be completed by August 19th, 2014.

Staging of equipment will begin the week of August 4th, 2014. Expect

some traffic delays in this area for equipment being moved around. If you

have any questions, contact Perry Prescott Jr, ElectriCom at 239-887-1244. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN-VO


FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN HAS BEEN GETTING A MAKEOVER!

WE'RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

CHECK OUT THESE PICTURES OF THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN'S NEW VISITOR CENTER.

THE PROJECT BEGAN LAST AUGUST.

ITS DESIGNED TO GIVE VISITORS A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE THE MOMENT THEY WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS.

THE CENTER COSTS 15-MILLION DOLLARS AND IT'S EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


DID YOU KNOW.CERTAIN FOODS CAN TRIGGER AN EVEN BIGGER APPETITE

IT'S SOMETHING YOU MAY BE DRINKING RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY AND WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO AVOID IN THE MORNING.

THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS NEXT WEEK---

AND YOU NEED THAT PERFECT NIGHT'S SLEEP.

FIND OUT WHAT SIMPLE CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE TO MAKE IT A REALITY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A CERTAIN FOODS TRIGGER BIGGER APPETITE-VO-WIP


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TZ3 B PERFECT NIGHTS SLEEP-VOTOPS


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WORST PLACE FOR GERMS-2-SH VO


WHEN YOU GO OUT TO EAT. DO YOU THINK ABOUT GERMS?

YOU PROBABLY THINK MOST ARE IN THE BATHROOM.

BUT YOU'D BE WRONG.

HERE ARE THE FOUR PLACES AT A RESTAURANT THAT HAVE MORE GERMS THAN THE BATHROOM DOOR HANDLE.

THIS IS FROM TESH-DOT-COM.

NUMBER FOUR. THE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKER.

HALF OF THOSE TESTED HAD ILLNESS-CAUSING GERMS.

THEY'RE RARELY CLEANED.

THREE.LEMONS!

HALF OF THE ONES TESTED HAD HUMAN WASTE ON THEM.

TWO.MENUS.

AND THE NUMBER ONE PLACE.

YOUR SEAT! 70 PERCENT HAD BACTERIA ON THEM. INCLUDING E-COLI! Return to index of stories...


CERTAIN FOODS TRIGGER BIGGER APPETITE-VO


WHAT DO YOU DRINK IN THE MORNING COFFEE OR JUICE ?

YOUR GET UP AND GO.MAY BE MAKING YOU HUNGRIER

THIS COMING FROM HEALTH.COM

THE NATURAL SUGAR IN JUICE PUTS BLOOD SUGAR ON A ROLLER COASTER--- THAT MAKES YOU HUNGRIER

ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS IN YOUR COFFEE.EVEN WORSE.

THEY TRICK YOUR BRAIN.TO CRAVE MORE SUGAR. WHICH MAKES YOU WANT SWEETS DURING THE DAY

AND SKIP THE SUGARY KIDS CEREALS.THEY'LL MAKE YOU HUNGRY BY 10 A.M. Return to index of stories...


PERFECT NIGHT'S SLEEP-OC


ARE YOU WAKING UP WELL RESTED TODAY?

YOU'VE GOT ONE WEEK BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS.

SO WHAT IS THE SECRET TO A PERFECT NIGHT'S SLEEP?

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION.

YOU NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT GOING TO BED. 6 HOURS BEFORE YOU DO

SO IF BEDTIME IS 9 P.M.---THAT'S 3 IN THE AFTERNOON!!

NO MORE COFFEE

3 HOURS BEFORE. NO MORE ALCOHOL AND EAT DINNER

2 HOURS BEFORE NO MORE EXERCISE

1 HOUR BEFORE. NO MORE ELECTRONICS, STUDYING, WORKING.YOU'RE DONE

GOOD LUCK! Return to index of stories...


NEW DATING STATS-VO


LADIES, IF YOU'RE STILL LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT. DON'T WORRY, IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT!

BUT YOU MAY BE LOOKING *TOO YOUNG*.

NEW RESEARCH OUT OF THE U-K SHOWS MEN DON'T MATURE UNTIL *11 YEARS* AFTER WOMEN DO!

THE AVERAGE WOMAN IS MATURE BY 32. MEN? 43! IF EVER.

IT MAY BE NO SURPRISE THEN. WHY JUST 26 PERCENT OF GENERATION Y-ERS ARE MARRIED.

COMPARED TO 48 PERCENT OF BABY BOOMERS WHEN THEY WERE THE SAME AGE.

PART OF THE PROBLEM?

40 PERCENT OF MEN FROM GENERATION Y *WERE STILL LIVING AT HOME!!!!* Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


A FATHER WAS CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER LEAVING HIS SON IN A HOT CAR.

NOW THE MOTHER'S BEHAVIOR IS IN QUESTION.

FIND OUT WHY HER LAWYER SAYS HE HAS REASON TO BELIEVE SHE MAY BE LEGALLY IN THE CLEAR.

"He was just socking me with all his strength, with his hands all up over

his head.

SHE WAS BEATEN BY A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER

NOW SHE'S SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME.

SHE TELLS US WHAT HIS INTENTIONS WERE.

A NEW DEBATE OVER BREASTFEEDING!

SHOULD ONE MOTHER BE ABLE TO BREASTFEED IF SHE USES MEDICAL MAARIJUANA?

FIND OUT WHY SHE THINKS, SHE SHOULD AND DOCTORS SAY NO. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A GA HOT CAR DEATH INVESTIGATION-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B WOMAN BEATEN BY CHP OFFICER SPEAKS OUT TO KA


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TZ4 C MOM CAN'T BREASTFEED ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA-VO


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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.

A BIG JUMP ENDED LAST WEEK ON THE DOW. UP 186 POINTS ON FRIDAY. BUT STILL ABOUT 450 POINTS OFF THE 17-THOUSAND MARK.

FUTURES ARE UP ON THIS MONDAY.

PRICELINE AND SYSCO ARE DUE TO REPORT EARNINGS ANY MINUTE.

AMERICAN APPAREL WILL REPORT AFTER CLOSE.

AND THOSE "SMART-CHIP" CREDIT CARDS THAT WE'RE ALL GETTING. MAY *NOT* HELP FRAUD.

HACKERS CAN PROGRAM THEM TO MAKE THE MACHINES DO *ANYTHING*.

AS PROOF, RESEARCHERS SWIPED A "SMART-CHIP" CARD IN A MACHINE. TOLD THE MACHINE TO PLAY FLAPPY BIRD. AND IT DID! Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-BNC OC-SS-VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THREE MEN, INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING AND ARMED ROBBERY.

AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER. DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS WAS HIT AS BULLETS FLEW

IT HAPPENED AT THE CIRCLE K ON EVANS AVENUE AND WINKLER JUST AFTER THREE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

WE JUST GOT THESE PICTURES ABOUT AN HOUR AGO.

THE STORE CLERK SAID THE TRIO ROBBED HER AT GUNPOINT THEN TOOK OFF WITH CASH.

A CUSTOMER WHO SAW EVERYTHING HAPPEN GOT INTO A WHITE VAN AND SPED OFF --

THAT'S WHEN THE SUSPECTS CHASED THE VAN AND STARTED SHOOTING AT IT.

THAT PERSON WAS HIT AND LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VOTOPS


A HEARING FOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST WRAPPED UP IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE GROUP WAS ARRESTED DURING AN INSURANCE BUST AT INCREDIBLE FRESH IN NAPLES LAST MONTH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE EMPLOYEES WERE USING FAKE AND STOLEN IDENTITIES TO GET JOBS AND QUALIFY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

A LAWYER REPRESENTING 64 EMPLOYEES TELLS ABC 7 HE FILED NOT GUILTY PLEAS FOR THEM.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES SAY THE COMPANY'S OWNERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

COMPANY LEADERS CLAIM-- THEY DID NOTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING SYSTEMS-BNC OC-VO-OC


PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM LIGHTNING IS ON THE AGENDA IN CAPE CORAL TODAY.

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL MEET WITH COMMISSIONERS TO TRY TO ADD LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEMS TO THE CITY'S RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

THIS AFTER A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST MONTH.

ONE MAN WAS KILLED, TWO TEENS HURT.

YOU COUNT ON ABC7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


GA HOT CAR DEATH INVESTIGATION-TC MON VO


BUT WE BEGIN THIS HALF HOUR WITH A NEW DEVELOPMENT THIS MORNING IN THE CASE OF THAT GEORGIA TODDLER---

WHO DIED AFTER BEING LEFT FOR HOURS IN A HOT CAR.

THE BOY'S FATHER WAS CHARGED WITH MURDER.

THE AUTHORITIES HAD ALSO CALLED THE MOTHER'S BEHAVIOR INTO QUESTION.

BUT DID NOT CHARGE HER.

ABC'S AMY ROBACH GOT THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


GA HOT CAR DEATH INVESTIGATION-PKG


THIS MORNING, THE ATTORNEY FOR LEANNA HARRIS -- WHOSE 22-MONTH-OLD SON DIED

IN A HOT CAR IN ATLANTA IN JUNE - IS SPEAKING OUT ON HER BEHALF -- SAYING

SHE IS NOT A SUSPECT IN THE DEATH OF HER CHILD.

SOT - LAWRENCE ZIMMERMAN, HARRIS' ATTORNEY She went from having

what she believes is a beautiful, loving family, to nothing. How would

anybody deal with that? I don't know how she stands up every day.

HARRIS' SON COOPER DIED AFTER BEING LOCKED INSIDE HIS FATHER's S-U-V FOR

NEARLY SEVEN HOURS ON A 90 DEGREE DAY, JUSTIN ROSS HARRIS, CHARGED WITH

MURDER AND CHILD CRUELTY, PLEADING NOT GUILTY. HIS WIFE, LEANNA HAS NOT BEEN

CHARGED WITH ANY CRIME, BUT PROSECUTORS DID QUESTION HER REACTION ON THE

DAY OF HER SON'S PASSING.

COURT NATS - DETECTIVE STODDARD: She didn't show

any emotion when we notified her of Cooper's death.

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SENDING HARRIS A VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT -

REQUIRING THE 30-YEAR-OLD TO DETAIL HOW THE LOSS HAS AFFECTED HER.

SOT - LAWRENCE ZIMMERMAN, HARRIS' ATTORNEY On that form it asks

relation to victim, she wrote self, that's because she's considered the

victim under Georgia law and by them sending it to her I think they're

alluding to the fact that really she is the victim.

HARRIS WRITING "I now live a tortured existence," NOTING SHE LOST HER

JOB AND IS RECEIVING COUNSELING FOR DEPRESSION - DESCRIBING HER HUSBAND AS

A "wonderful father" THAT "would never have knowingly allowed any harm to

come to our son."

SOT - LAWRENCE ZIMMERMAN, HARRIS' ATTORNEY It would be very

unusual for someone to be labeled a victim and then all of a sudden become a

suspect.

IN A STATEMENT TO ABC NEWS, THE DA'S OFFICE CLAIMS SENDING THE

STATEMENT IS A STANDARD PROCEDURESAYING it "is not part of the investigation

by police."

HARRIS HONORED HER SON COOPER ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS BIRTHDAY JUST OVER

ONE WEEK AGO - HAND CRAFTING THIS MEMORIAL READING "HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY TO

OUR BUDDY" -- SEEN IN THIS PHOTO HARRIS SHARED EXCLUSIVELY WITH ABC NEWS --

SOT - LAWRENCE ZIMMERMAN, HARRIS' ATTORNEY I hope one day they'll

stand up and say they're not going to charge her. We don't know when that

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NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


WOMAN BEATEN BY CHP OFFICER SPEAKS OUT TO KABC-OC-


FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE WOMAN WHO WAS BEATEN BY A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER ON THE SIDE OF THE 10 FREEWAY IS SPEAKING OUT.

"I think he was trying to kill me. He was trying to beat me to death.

SHE SAYS SHE FEARED FOR HER LIFE AS THE CHP OFFICER PUMMELED HER IN AN INCIDENT THAT WAS CAPTURED ON CELL PHONE VIDEO.

THE OFFICER IS CURRENTLY ON DESK DUTY. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FAMILY OF RABBI CALLS DEATH A HATE CRIME-OC-SOTVO


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THE FAMILY OF A RABBI WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED WHILE WALKING TO A SOUTH FLORIDA SYNAGOGUE IS DEMANDING JUSTICE.

"I want them to find them and investigate the crime as a hate crime, and I want them to take care of this place."

POLICE SAY 60-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH RAKSIN OF NEW YORK WAS VISITING HIS DAUGHTER IN NORTH MIAMI BEACH WHEN HE WAS KILLED SATURDAY MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS APPROACHED BY TWO MEN, THERE WAS AN ALTERCATION, AND ONE OF THEM PULLED THE TRIGGER.

RAKSIN'S FAMILY SAYS HE WAS TARGETED FOR BEING JEWISH.

MIAMI-DADE POLICE SAY THE SHOOTING DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE A HATE CRIME.

NO ARRESTS HAVE YET BEEN MADE IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


FM SALVATION ARMY FOLO-VO


MEMBERS OF THE SALVATION ARMY CHURCH IN FORT MYERS OFF MCGREGOR HELD SERVICES IN AN DIFFERENT LOCATION ON SUNDAY.

THAT'S AFTER A DRIVER CRASHED THROUGH THEIR BUILDING SATURDAY MORNING.

THE DRIVER WASN'T SERIOUSLY INJURED --

WITNESSES SAY SHE BLAMED BRAKE FAILURE FOR THE CRASH.

NO ONE WAS INSIDE THE CHURCH. Return to index of stories...


FM HAITIAN CHURCH FOLLOW-WIPE-VOTOPS


IT'S BEEN NEARLY FOUR MONTHS SINCE A CAR PLOWED INTO A DIFFERENT FORT MYERS CHURCH.

MEMBERS OF THE SECOND HATIAN BAPTIST CHURCH ON CENTRAL AVENUE ARE WORSHIPPING INSIDE AGAIN.

A CAR DROVE INTO THE BUILDING BACK ON EASTER -- SENDING 18-PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE WALL IS REPAIRED.

BUT ONE SECTION OF THE CHURCH IS STILL CLOSED OFF. Return to index of stories...


STRIPPERS TOPLESS PROTEST OUTSIDE CHURCH-VO


DANCERS FROM AN OHIO STRIP CLUB ARE SENDING A MESSAGE TO A LOCAL CHURCH.

THEY WENT TOPLESS IN PROTEST OF CHURCHGOERS PROTESTING THEIR CLUB ON SUNDAY.

WOMEN BEARING PICKET SIGNS, AND BARING THEIR BODIES FOR ALL TO SEE.

THOMAS GEORGE IS THE MAN BEHIND THE PROTEST. Return to index of stories...


STRIPPERS TOPLESS PROTEST OUTSIDE CHURCH-SOTVO


"They come up every weekend, and they're very abusive and certainly unchristian-like."

""I hope he will realize that the foxhole has no business in this community."

GEORGE SAYS HE AND HIS TOPLESS TROOPS WILL RETREAT, WHEN NEW BEGINNINGS FINDS A NEW TARGET.

THE PROTESTERS SAY THEY PLAN TO BE BACK AT THE CHURCH NEXT SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


PLANE PANIC-VO


FRIGHTENING MOMENTS FOR PASSENGERS ON A FLIGHT FROM PUERTO RICO--TO NEW YORK.

THEIR LONG-DISTANCE TRIP. BECAME A PANICKED ESCAPE. DOWN EMERGENCY EVACUATION SLIDES.

WHEN THEIR PLANE SUDDENLY CAUGHT FIRE!

IT HAPPENED WHILE THE PLANE WAS TAKING OFF.

PASSENGERS SAY IT SOUNDED LIKE AN EXPLOSION! Return to index of stories...


PLANE PANIC-SOTVO


GFX SOT - PASSENGER

There was a huge bang- a boom sound on the left side. / When I looked out

the left side of the plane I saw the smoke coming out of the engine.

SOT - James Schiano, Jr./Passenger

People started screaming and people were trying to bust out emergency exits

with their arms, elbowing it open. Flight attendants came and held

everybody back.

ALL 186 PASSENGERS AND SIX CREW MEMBERS EVACUATED IMMEDIATELY.

AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE SUFFERED INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


MD ROLLERCOASTER INCIDENT-VO


24-PEOPLE HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM THIS ROLLERCOASTER AT SIX FLAGS, IN MARYLAND.

PARK OFFICIALS SAY -- THE "JOKER'S JINX" RIDE STOPPED ABOUT 45-FEET ABOVE THE GROUND ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

IT TOOK ALMOST FIVE HOURS TO GET EVERYONE OFF THE COASTER.

NO ONE WAS INJURIED.

SIX FLAGS SAYS IT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE COASTER TO STOP.

BUT THE RIDE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THE PARK COMPLETES ITS INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


FL: SHARK BITES GIRL-VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE GETTING NEW DETAILS OF A SHARK ATTACK IN FLORIDA.

A TEN YEAR OLD GIRL WAS BIT IN BREVARD COUNTY.

WITNESSES SAY THE GIRL WAS STANDING IN SHALLOW WATER ON COCOA BEACH WHEN IT HAPPENED ON SATURDAY.

BYSTANDERS HEARD HER SCREAMING AND HELPED HER TO SHORE.

THE GIRL HAD BITE MARKS ON HER FOOT AND ANKLE

SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

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Mike Schwarze

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FL: SHARK BITES GIRL-SOTVO


"Well, they all streaked over there pretty quick to help out with everybody and got her iced down and got her out of there real quick and so forth. And, yeah, they did a great job. Those guys really did a great job."

THE GIRL HAD BITE MARKS ON HER FOOT AND ANKLE

SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


ASK JAMEIS HASHTAG-OC-(2SS)


FLORIDA STATE MADE A TWITTER MISTAKE THIS WEEKEND-

IT DECIDED TO ACCEPT QUESTIONS FROM ITS FOOTBALL FANS--

BY USING THE HASH-TAG "ASK JAMEIS"

THAT IDEA QUICKLY WENT SOUTH.

THEY GOT SOME LEGITIMATE FOOTBALL QUESTIONS AT FIRST.

BUT IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG BEFORE THE JOKES CAME ROLLING IN.

--REFERRING TO THE SEMINOLES QUARTERBACK'S RUN IN WITH THE LAW A FEW MONTHS AGO.

WINSTON IS ACCUSED OF WALKING OUT OF A PUBLIX WITH CRAB LEGS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


MOM CAN'T BREASTFEED ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA-OC-SOTVO


A MOTHER IN PORTLAND, OREGON SAYS DOCTORS TOLD HER SHE CAN'T BREASTFEED HER NEW BABY BECAUSE SHE USES MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

There are several studies that indicate that it doesn't, it can't transfer through your milk ducts. Your body automatically kind of filters it.

BUT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS ADVISES AGAINST IT.

SHE'D BEEN SMOKING MARIJUANA DURING HER PREGNANCY - ON HER MIDWIFE'S ADVICE.

CRYSTAL SAYS IT WAS FOR ANXIETY AND NAUSEA.

THE HOSPITAL WHERE SHE GAVE BIRTH, SAYS THEY CAN'T STOP HER FROM USING POT.

BUT THEY WANT HER TO KNOW THE POSSIBLE RISKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


ARE YOU BOOKING A FLIGHT SOON?

YOUR NEIGHBORS SEAT COULD BE HUNDREDS MORE OR LESS

YOU MAY BE SURPRISED WHAT DETERMINES THE PRICE.

FIND OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR NEXT TIME YOU MAKE THAT PURCHASE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A GMA TICKET PRICES-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B FAST FOOD CHANGES-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


GMA TICKET PRICES-2-SHOT


NOW TO A REAL EYE OPENER ABOUT AIRLINE TICKET PRICES.

A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT IN SOME CASES, ONE SEAT COULD BE AS MUCH AS EIGHT TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN ANOTHER.

HERE'S ABC'S LINSEY DAVIS WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


GMA TICKET PRICES-PKG


HOW MUCH DID THE PASSENGER NEXT TO YOU PAY FOR HER PLANE TICKET? IT'S ONE OF

THOSE THINGS YOU THINK ABOUT, BUT NEVER ASK. BUT A NEW STUDY BY "

TRAVEL DEALS" SITE HOPPER-DOT-COM CLAIMS TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION FOR YOU.

THE SITE SAYS IT FOUND--BY ANALYZING MILLIONS OF DOMESTIC FLIGHTS--IS THAT

PASSENGERS CAN PAY TWICE AS MUCH AS THEIR SEATMATE. EVEN AS MUCH AS 8

TIMES MORE.

SOT PAULA FROELICH, EDITOR IN CHIEF, YAHOO TRAVEL

18;22;43;04 the findings from the study are pretty shocking, at the

end of the day, it's a seat it's the same thing

TRACK

THE WEBSITE SAYS IT FOUND ONE WAY COACH TICKETS ON *ONE* UNITED AIR

FLIGHT FROM LA TO VEGAS RANGING FROM LESS THAN 200 DOLLARS TO MORE THAN 1600

.

WHEN ABC NEWS CONDUCTED OUR OWN UNOFFICIAL SURVEY ON A FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK

TO ATLANTA WE FOUND SOME VARIABILITY AS WELL

Off camera: "How much did you pay for your ticket?"

Man: roundtrip was $320

Woman: $235

Second man: a little under $600

DELTA TOLD US FARES ARE DETERMINED BY MARKET SUPPLY AND DEMAND, AND DUE TO

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS, THEY COULDN'T DISCUSS IT FURTHER.

HOPPER DOT COM ALSO SAYS IT FOUND THE DISPARITY IN PRICING VARIES BASED ON

AIRLINE. ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, FARES VARIED BY 5% ON SPIRIT AIRLINES 15%

ON VIRGIN AMERICA, AND 18% ON UNITED

SOT PAULA FROELICH, EDITOR IN CHIEF, YAHOO TRAVEL

18;15;50;48 the upside to high priced variability is that yes there

are very good deals. if you have the time and you've got the planning and it

's not last minute you can get some really awesome deals. Return to index of stories...


GMA TICKET PRICES-OC


THE STUDY ALSO SUGGESTS PRICES VARY. LESS ON POPULAR VACATION DESTINATIONS LIKE HAWAII BECAUSE PEOPLE ON VACATION ARE MORE LIKELY TO CANCEL A TRIP BASED ON PRICE. Return to index of stories...


CODY WX RATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

HOT, HUMID AND MAINLY DRY

Even though there is still plenty of humidity in the lower levels of the atmosphere, making it feel hotter than the temperatures actually are, the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere are relatively drier. That relatively drier air will greatly limit our rain chances today and the next couple of days. Usually we are tracking lots of afternoon storm activity this time of year, so this is not your typical Southwest Florida weather.

Winds will be coming in from the south-southwest and could give us just a very stray shower near the coast this morning, especially on the southern end of the area. Then in the afternoon, there will be just a few isolated storms. Those storms will be aimed toward the inland areas. That pattern will continue for tomorrow, too.

With less rain on the radar, temperatures should again be able to soar this afternoon reaching to 94 for the official high at Page Field in Fort Myers. Beaches will be just a couple of degrees cooler and inland areas a degree or 2 hotter. We will keep highs in the lower 90s through the week and rain chances will start to increase later in the week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active or expected to develop in the next 48 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean Sea.

However, a tropical wave just off the coast of Africa will be monitored closely this week for some possible development. Forecast models show this disturbance moving due westward across the Atlantic this week.

The National Hurricane Center has given this area a 30% chance of development in the next five days. As always, we will be tracking it and will keep you updated on-air and online. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FAST FOOD CHANGES-2 SHOT


A NEW TREND IN FAST FOOD. AND ANOTHER CHAIN. MOVING TOWARDS FINE

CUISINE. TACO BELL TRYING OUT A NEW UPSCALE MENU.

IT'S A FAR CRY FROM THAT "DORITOS" SHELL TACO THAT WAS SUCH BIG HIT.

WILL AMERICAN'S BITE?

ABC'S BRANDI HITT HAS THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


FAST FOOD CHANGES-PKG


YOU WOULDN'T NO FROM LOOKING AT IT

BUT THIS - IS TACO BELL.

THE RESTAURANT COMPANY THAT BROUGHT YOU THE WAFFLE TACO

AND FIERY DORITOS LOCOS TACO SUPREME

IS GOING UPSCALE

NOW SERVING UP SMOKED BRISKET

AND NINE DOLLAR LOBSTER TACOS

AT THIS NEW RESTAURANT IN HUNTINGTON BEACH - U.S. TACO COMPANY.

IT'S THE LATEST TREND AS FAST FOOD CHAINS STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE

COMPETING AGAINST HEALTHIER FAST-CASUAL OPTIONS -- LIKE CHIPOTLE AND PANERA.

WHICH HAVE SEEN THEIR SALES RISE 13 PERCENT AND ARE EXPECTED TO GROW BY AN

AVERAGE OF 10 PERCENT THROUGH 2017.

COMPARE THAT TO FAST FOOD CHAINS WITH SALES JUST BELOW 5 PERCENT.

EVEN McDONALDS IS TRYING TO KEEP UP OFFERING McCAFE LATTES

AND POPEYES REVAMPED ITS RESTAURANT IMAGE TO FOCUS ON IT'S LOUISIANA ROOTS.

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FAST FOOD CHANGES-OC


THAT WAS BRANDI HITT WITH THAT REPORT.

THE NEW MENU BEGINS TODAY AT TACO BELL.

RIGHT NOW THE MENU IS ONLY IN SELECT RESTAURANTS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-2 SH POP VO


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF COLLIER COUNTY--

64-PEOPLE DETAINED LAST MONTH IN A RAID AT THE INCREDIBLE FRESH PACKING COMPANY JUST PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

THEY'RE PART OF A GROUP OF MORE THAN A HUNDRED PEOPLE CHARGED WITH USING FAKE AND STOLEN IDENTITIES TO GET JOBS AND QUALIFY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

ABC 7'S ALEX DE ARMAS JUST STEPPED OUT OF THE HEARING AND JOINS US NOW WITH THE NEW INFORMATION.

ALEX-- Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-LIVE U 2


I SPOKE TO ONE OF SEVERAL ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING THE MORE THAN 100 WORKERS THAT WERE ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-NATSVO


ATTORNEY DONALD DAY IS REPRESENTING 64 WORKERS-- CHARGED WITH UNLAWFULLY USING A FAKE I- D FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION.

HE SAYS AT LEAST TWO OF HIS CLIENTS ARE STILL IN JAIL.

HE WAS HIRED BY THE WORKERS BUT DIDNT TELL US WHOS PAYING THE BILL.

OUTSIDE THE COURT HOUSE--

MEMBERS OF A GROUP CALLED "EQUAL VOICE NETWORK" RALLIED SO THE CHARGES WOULD BE DROPPED.

THEIR MESSAGE-- THEY SAY WHILE UNDOCUMENTED- THE WORKERS ARRESTED DO WORK NO ONE WANTS TO DO. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-SOT


:07 "A lot of the workers don't even know what happened to them. They are getting charges against them they don't understand. " Return to index of stories...


OLD VIDEO OF CRIME SCENE-vo


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NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-LIVE U 2


FRIENDS TELL US WHILE MOST BONDED OUT OF JAIL-- SOME ARE STILL IN CUSTODY AND HAVE IMMIGRATION HOLDS.

I SPOKE TO SOME OF THE WORKERS THAT WERE ARRESTED-- THEY TELL ME THE RAID WAS SCARY AND TRAUMATIZING.

ADA. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


LABOR MARKET HAS IMPROVED-VO


IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.THE LABOR MARKET HAS IMPROVED

BUT THERE ARE SIGNS THE ECONOMY IS STILL STRUGGLING.

THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2014. SAW ABOUT 13.4 PERCENT OF THE LABOR FORCE *UNDER* EMPLOYED.

THAT MEANS THEY HAVE JOBS, BUT ARE WORKING ONLY PART TIME.

UNDER EMPLOYMENT HAS DECLINED. SINCE ITS PEAK. OF MORE THAN 16 PERCENT IN 2010.

BUT IT'S STILL WAY ABOVE PRE-RECESSION LEVELS. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY VEGAS TRIPS ECONOMICS-VO


MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE HEADING TO DISNEY WORLD AND LAS VEGAS.

SO IS THE ECONOMY BACK?

DISNEY THEME PARK REVENUE WAS UP EIGHT PERCENT.

THAT'S AN INDICATOR THAT MORE AMERICANS ARE TAKING, AND SPENDING MORE, ON THEIR VACATIONS.

IT'S A SIMILAR STORY IN VEGAS WHERE CASINOS RUN BY M-G-M REPORTED HUGE EARNINGS.

IT'S NOT ALL GOOD NEWS FOR PARKS AND RESORTS, THOUGH.

ATTENDANCE AT SIX FLAGS IS DOWN THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES DOWN-OC-CG


YOU WILL CONTINUE TO SEE A DROP IN PRICES AT THE PUMP.

GAS PRICES DROPPED SIX CENTS A GALLON IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

BRINGING THE NATIONAL AVERAGE TO 3.52.

HERE IN FLORIDA--- WE ARE BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

THE STATE'S AVERAGE IS 3.37-

AND IN FORT MYERS-

THE AVERAGE IN 3.45 Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE & YAHOO ENCRYPT MESSAGES-TRX-VOTOPS


GOOGLE AND YAHOO ARE JOINING TOGETHER TO CREATE A TOOL THAT WILL ENCRYPT MESSAGES SENT AND RECEIVED BETWEEN USERS.

BUT THERE'S A CATCH.

ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE PGP ENCRYPTION USERS NEED THEIR OWN ENCRYPTION KEY STORED ON THEIR LAPTOPS, TABLETS AND SMARTPHONES, INSTEAD OF TRADITIONAL WEBMAIL SERVICES.

THAT'S WHERE TECH COMPANIES HOLD PASSWORDS AND USER NAMES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


SCHOOL STARTS A WEEK FROM TODAY. DO YOUR KIDS HAVE ALL THEIR SHOTS?

IT'S NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN GO!

AND. HE'S CALLING IT A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME THIS MORNING.

ONE FLORIDA MAN IS SEARCHING FOR THE LIFE OF FLORIDA.

FIND OUT WHERE HE'S HEADING. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A GULF COAST HOMEMADE BOAT-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...


FAMILY FIELD DAY-OC-CG-OC-BNR


THIS WEEK MARKS NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK!

THE HEALTH CARE NETWORK OF SOUTWEST FLORIDA IS OFFERING HEALTH SCREENINGS AND PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN ALL WEEK.

ITS FAMILY FIELD DAY ON WEDNESDAY FROM 11 TO 2.

YOU CAN TAKE PART OF EVERYTHING AT THE MARION E. FETHER MEDICAL CENTER.

THERE WILL ALSO BE ANOTHER CELEBRATION ON THURSDAY AT THE GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER.

YOU CAN HEAD OVER TO OUR WEBSITE ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


FM MIRACLE GAME MONDAY-OC


THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE COME BACK HOME THIS WEEK!

THEY'LL PLAY A TOTAL OF SIX GAMES VERSUS ST. LUCIE AND PALM BEACH --

YOU CAN CATCH THE FIRST GAME TOMORROW AT 5:05 P.M.

AND REMEMBER THE GAMES ARE NOW AT JETBLUE PARK --

HAMMOND STADIUM IS SHUT DOWN FOR RENOVATIONS. Return to index of stories...


GULF COAST HOMEMADE BOAT-VO


ONE FLORIDA MAN IS MAKING HIS WAY ACROSS THE STATE. AND IT COMING THROUGH SOUTHWEST FLOIRIDA.

THESE ARE PICTURES OF *LEE ALLEN YOUNG* ON HIS 680 MILE TRIP DOWN FLORIDA'S GULF COAST.

OUR NEWS GATHERING PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS TELL US THAT YOUNG CONSTRUCTED HIS HUCKLEBERRY STYLE BOAT HIMSELF.

HIS TRIP BEGAN A MONTH AGO IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

THE 62 YEAR OLD ARTIST AND WRITER SAYS THIS TRIP IS ALL ABOUT SEARCHING FOR THE LIFE OF FLORIDA THAT'S QUOTE "ALL BUT GONE TODAY" Return to index of stories...


GULF COAST HOMEMADE BOAT-SOTVO


I built that boat with this pipe. I sit there thinking of what I want to do while smoking the pipe and get up and do it.

YOUNG'S FINAL STOP WILL BE IN FLAMINGO, NEAR EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK.

YOU CAN FOLLOW HIS JOURNEY ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS


POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THREE MEN, INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING AND ARMED ROBBERY.

IT HAPPENED AT THE CIRCLE K ON EVANS AVENUE AND WINKLER JUST AFTER THREE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

THE STORE CLERK SAID THE TRIO ROBBED HER AT GUNPOINT THEN TOOK OFF WITH CASH.

A CUSTOMER WHO SAW EVERYTHING GOT INTO A WHITE VAN AND SPED OFF --

THAT'S WHEN THE SUSPECTS CHASED THE VAN AND STARTED SHOOTING AT IT.

THE PERSON INSIDE THE VAN WAS SHOT, BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) NAPLES RAID COURT HEARING-VOTOPS


A HEARING FOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST WRAPPED UP IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE GROUP WAS ARRESTED DURING AN INSURANCE BUST AT INCREDIBLE FRESH IN NAPLES LAST MONTH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE EMPLOYEES WERE USING FAKE AND STOLEN IDENTITIES TO GET JOBS AND QUALIFY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

A LAWYER REPRESENTING 64 EMPLOYEES TELLS ABC 7 HE FILED NOT GUILTY PLEAS FOR THEM.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES SAY THE COMPANY'S OWNERS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

COMPANY LEADERS CLAIM-- THEY DID NOTHING WRONG. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING SYSTEMS-VOTOPS


PROTECTING PEOPLE FROM LIGHTNING IS ON THE AGENDA IN CAPE CORAL TODAY.

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL MEET WITH COMMISSIONERS TO TRY TO ADD LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEMS TO THE CITY'S RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

THIS AFTER A DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST MONTH.

ONE MAN WAS KILLED, TWO TEENS HURT.

YOU CAN COUNT ON ABC7 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT COMES OUT OF THE MEETING. Return to index of stories...


TS4) NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN-VOTOPS


FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN HAS BEEN GETTING A MAKEOVER!

WE'RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

CHECK OUT THESE PICTURES OF THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN'S NEW VISITOR CENTER.

THE PROJECT BEGAN LAST AUGUST.

ITS DESIGNED TO GIVE VISITORS A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE THE MOMENT THEY WALK THROUGH THE FRONT DOORS.

THE CENTER COSTS 15-MILLION DOLLARS AND IT'S EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


HOT, HUMID AND MAINLY DRY

Even though there is still plenty of humidity in the lower levels of the atmosphere, making it feel hotter than the temperatures actually are, the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere are relatively drier. That relatively drier air will greatly limit our rain chances today and the next couple of days. Usually we are tracking lots of afternoon storm activity this time of year, so this is not your typical Southwest Florida weather.

Winds will be coming in from the south-southwest and could give us just a very stray shower near the coast this morning, especially on the southern end of the area. Then in the afternoon, there will be just a few isolated storms. Those storms will be aimed toward the inland areas. That pattern will continue for tomorrow, too.

With less rain on the radar, temperatures should again be able to soar this afternoon reaching to 94 for the official high at Page Field in Fort Myers. Beaches will be just a couple of degrees cooler and inland areas a degree or 2 hotter. We will keep highs in the lower 90s through the week and rain chances will start to increase later in the week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active or expected to develop in the next 48 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico or Caribbean Sea.

However, a tropical wave just off the coast of Africa will be monitored closely this week for some possible development. Forecast models show this disturbance moving due westward across the Atlantic this week.

The National Hurricane Center has given this area a 30% chance of development in the next five days. As always, we will be tracking it and will keep you updated on-air and online. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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