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MURDER SUSPECT CHALLENGES 'YOUTHFUL OFFENDER' LAW THE BUCKET CHALLENGE-VO
ECONOMIC REPORTS TODAY TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
BREAKING NEWS CLIP TZ4 A THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-VO-WIPE
ANCHOR SUPERS TZ4 B) INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO
HEADLINES------------- TZ4 C BABY SAVED LONDON TRACKS-VOTOPS
HL1) REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-(2SOTVO) CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
HL2) TAMMY HALL RELEASE-VO-WIPE NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOTOPS NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
WX HL-WX WALL TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS1) TAMMY HALL RELEASE-BNC OC-VO
REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-DESK TC MON TS2) FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-VOTOPS
REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-SAT LIVE TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-BNC OC -VO
REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-PKG NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-SAT LIVE THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-TC MON VO
ROBIN WILLIAMS DAUGHTER TWEET-OC-SS THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-PKG
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-TC MON
TAMMY HALL RELEASE-ANIBOX MRS DOUBTFIRE HOUSE-OC-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP GOODWILL HUNTING BENCH-VOTOPS
FBI REVIEWS MO POLICE SHOOTING-VO ROBIN'S NEW MOVIE-VOTOPS
STEWART CRASH CAUSE OF DEATH-VOTOPS NIGHT AT THE MUSEM 3-NATSVO
COLLIER FATAL CRASH-VO WILLIAMS LOCAL CONNECTION-OTS
LASER POINTER ARREST-VO DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
RACHEL DAVIS PLEA-OC-SS-VO-SS INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO TRIAL-T
DAYWORKERS NOT GETTING PAID-OC-SS-VO INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO TRIAL-P
LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-VO INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO TRIAL-O
CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS SHOPLIFTING FAMILY-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP BABY SAVED LONDON TRACKS-VO
DEATH OF SPANISH PRIEST-ANIBOX TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT
EBOLA DEATH TOLL IN WEST AFRICA RISES-vo TZ5 A LA: SHARKS IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN-VO-WIPE
US SENDS AID TO IRAQ-VO TZ5 B FACEBOOK COLOR APP-VO
BILL NELSON UKRAINE-VO WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
VOTE 2014 OPEN LA: SHARKS IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN-2 SH POP VO
FLORIDA MAPS REDRAWN-VO LA: SHARKS IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN-PKG
EARLY VOTING-TRX-VOTOS CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ1 A ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOTOPS FORECAST-WX WALL
TZ1 B) BACK TO SCHOOL APP-VOTOPS DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID FACEBOOK CHANGES-TC MON
ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-2 SH POP VO FACEBOOK CHANGES-PKG
ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-TRX-LOOK LIVE PKG FACEBOOK COLOR APP-TRX-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 A FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO DELTA AND JETBLUE ARE WAIVING CHANGE FEES-VO
TZ2 B SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-VO BK BRINGS BACK OLD MENU ITEMS-VO
CODY WX RATE OPEN-CLIP AMAZON NEW CREDIT CARD-VO
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST TEASE SIX-2-SHOT
FORECAST-WXWALL TZ6 A ROBIN WILLIAMS UPDATE-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-OC-VO-SS ROBIN WILLIAMS UPDATE-OC-(2SOT)-VO-OC
CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-VO TRACY MORGAN RECOVERY-OC-SOTVO
BACK TO SCHOOL APP-VO-WIPE TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-TCMON VO WIPE TS1) TAMMY HALL RELEASE-SS-VO
PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-TRX-VOTOPS TS2) FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-VOTOPS
TZ3S) THE BUCKET CHALLENGE-VO-WIPE TS4) BACK TO SCHOOL APP-VOTOPS
BREAST CANCER AND EXERCISE-TC MON FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
MYTH EATING AFTER 8 BUSTED-VO CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI
FOCUS ON YOUR LIFE APP-VO  


MURDER SUSPECT CHALLENGES 'YOUTHFUL OFFENDER' LAW


TEACHER KILLED-MASSACHUSETTS

NEW: MURDER SUSPECT CHALLENGES 'YOUTHFUL OFFENDER' LAW

SALEM, Mass. - A Massachusetts teenager charged in the rape and murder of his math teacher is expected to appear in court Tuesday as his lawyers push to have him tried as a minor.

Attorney Denise Regan says she'll ask a Salem Superior Court judge to dismiss "youthful offender" charges against former Danvers High School student Philip Chism.

She says the state's youthful offender law, which requires minors 14 and over that are charged with murder be tried as adults, is unconstitutional because it violates the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution's 14th amendment.

Chism, now 15, is charged in the October 2013 killing of teacher Colleen Ritzer.

He's also facing attempted murder and other charges stemming from an assault on a Department of Youth Services worker while in custody earlier this year. Return to index of stories...


ECONOMIC REPORTS TODAY


THE DAY AHEAD

Job openings, federal budget figures, due for release today

WASHINGTON - Among the economic reports due later today is the Labor Department's release of job openings and labor turnover for June.

This afternoon, the Treasury Department will release federal budget figures for July.

The government ran a budget surplus of $71 billion in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. The June surplus followed a $130 billion deficit in May.

The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting a deficit of $492 billion for the full budget year ending Sept. 30. That would be the narrowest gap since 2008.

In 2008, the government recorded a deficit of $458.6 billion, which was the record high for deficits up to that time. With the onset of the Great Recession, deficits soared to unprecedented levels, exceeding $1 trillion for four consecutive years. Tax revenues fell during that period, while government boosted spending in an attempt to stabilize the financial system and provide relief to people who had lost jobs. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


Antonio Banderas

Actor

Yesterday, we had a superstar. Today, unfortunately, we have a legend. Condolences to his family and friends

MEL GIBSON

He's gone way too soon, he was very talented, and we're all going to miss him

REMEMBERING AN ICON.ACTOR AND COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS GONE AT THE AGE OF 63.

THE TRIBUTES FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS AND WHAT HIS DAUGHTER HAS TO SAY TO THE WORLD ABOUT HER FATHER

SHE'S FREE.FROM JAIL BUT HER PUNISHMENT ISN'T OVER YET.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL

AND A LOCAL CHILD'S MEMORY LIVES ON.HELPING OTHER KIDS

WHAT ZAC REYNA'S FAMILY IS DOING TODAY TO REMEMBER THEIR SON.AND SHARE HIS ENERGETIC SPIRIT. Return to index of stories...


HL1) REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-(2SOTVO)


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HL2) TAMMY HALL RELEASE-VO-WIPE


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HL3) ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-DESK TC MON


THIS MORNING, THE TRAGIC LOSS OF HOLLYWOOD LEGEND AND CHERISHED COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS.

THE INCREDIBLE ACTOR MADE US LAUGH AND CRY AND CAPTIVATED US WITH HIS PERFORMANCES ON THE SILVER SCREEN.

WILLIAMS WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME, NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. APPARENTLY

FROM SUICIDE.

ABC'S TAHMAN BRADLEY TAKES A LOOK AT HIS CAREER THAT SPANNED NEARLY 40 YEARS --

WHERE HE FOUGHT SOME VERY PAINFUL PERSONAL BATTLES. Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-SAT LIVE


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REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-PKG


Overnight, Hollywood mourned the loss of legendary actor Robin Williams.

From the iconic comedy club, The Laugh Factory to the Hollywood Walk of Fame

to the premiere of Expendables 3, shock and sadness spread.

SOT Arnold Schwarzenegger

"WE ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF SUCH A GREAT MAN. HE WAS SUCH A FANTASTIC ACTOR

."

SOT Paul Rodriguez

"HE WAS A UNIQUE GUY. HE WAS JUST A FORCE OF NATURE."

The Academy Award winner died Monday at his home in northern California.

Authorities suspect the 63-year-old took his own life.

Williams representative said the actor had "been battling severe depression

of late."

Online, fans, celebrities and Williams' family grieved.

""I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up" his daughter

Zelda tweeted.

Even President Obama weighed in: "He was one of a kind. He arrived in

our lives as an alien, but he ended up touching every element of the human

spirit."

The President was referring to Williams' work as an odd-ball alien in the

1970s television classic Mork and Mindy.

NATS - Mork & Mindy

"FLY, BE FREE. / LITTLE HATCHLING BROTHERS YOU MUST REVOLT AGAINST YOUR

OPPRESSORS, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR-SHELLVES."

Behind the scenes, Williams struggled mightily with drug and alcohol abuse.

He talked about it in this 2006 interview with Diane Sawyer.

SOT Diane Sawyer & Robin Williams

Sawyer: "A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SAID, IS THE PERSON WHO SAID THOSE THINGS ARE YOU, YOURSELF?"

Williams: "NO. THAT'S ANOTHER SIDE OF YOURSELF YOU DON'T KNOW. SIDE OF YOU

THAT'S DR. JEKYLL AND MR. JACK DANIELS."

Entertainment Weekly once called Williams "the funniest man alive", but many

of the Julliard-trained actor's roles were mixed with wit and warmth.

Good Morning Vietnam. the Dead Poets Society. Mrs. Doubtfire and Good

Will Hunting. for which he won his Oscar.

NATS - Good Will Hunting

"I THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID TO ME THE OTHER DAY, ABOUT MY PAINTING."

AN AUTOPSY IS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY AND THE CORONER WILL HOLD A NEWS

CONFERENCE.

TAHMAN BRADLEY, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING ROBIN WILLIAMS-SAT LIVE


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ROBIN WILLIAMS DAUGHTER TWEET-OC-SS


WILLIAMS STARRED IN 32 LEADING ROLES ON SCREEN.

BUT HIS BIGGEST ROLE. WAS DAD.

HIS DAUGHTER ZELDA TURNED 25 TWO WEEKS AGO.

OVERNIGHT SHE SHARED HER THOUGHTS ON TWITTER.

CHOOSING A QUOTE FROM A FRENCH AVIATOR AND WRITER. IN PART SAYING. "YOU.YOU ALONE WILL HAVE THE STARS AS NO ONE ELSE HAS THEM.YOU -ONLY YOU- WILL HAVE THE STARS THAT CAN LAUGH.

SHE WROTE I LOVE YOU, I MISS YOU. I'LL TRY TO KEEP LOOKING UP. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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TAMMY HALL RELEASE-ANIBOX


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW - A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS SPENDING HER LAST HOURS BEHIND BARS.

TAMMY HALL WILL BE RELEASED FROM PRISON TODAY.

HALL RACKED UP THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CREDIT CARD DEBT WITH CAMPAIGN MONEY PEOPLE DONATED TO HER.

SHE ADMITTED TO ILLEGALLY USING MORE THAN THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM HER CAMPAIGN TO PAY HER MORTGAGE AND GO ON SHOPPING SPREES.

HALL STILL HAS TO SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST-

AND COMPLETE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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FBI REVIEWS MO POLICE SHOOTING-VO


THE FBI OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF 18-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN, WHO WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES BY POLICE NEAR ST. LOUIS.

BROWN WAS UNARMED AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING.

SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN MONDAY NIGHT'S VIOLENCE FOLLOWING THE WEEKEND POLICE SHOOTING THAT KILLED A BLACK TEEN.

AUTHORITIES SAY POLICE USED TEAR GAS AND RUBBER BULLETS TO TRY TO BREAK UP A CROWD.

THEY SAY THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY VANDALISM OR LOOTING SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


STEWART CRASH CAUSE OF DEATH-VOTOPS


INVESTIGATORS HAVE DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF DEATH OF A DRIVER AT A DIRT-TRACK RACE OVER THE WEEKEND.

KEVIN WARD DIED FROM HIS INJURIES AT A MOTORSPORTS PARK.

AUTHORITIES SAY NASCAR DRIVER TONY STEWART HIT AND KILLED WARD.

NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED.

STEWART IS NOT CURRENTLY FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES.

THE SHERIFF SAYS STEWART IS COOPERATING WITH INVESTIGATORS.

THERE'S NO TIMETABLE FOR TONY STEWART TO RETURN TO RACING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FATAL CRASH-VO


ABC 7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF A PERSON KILLED IN A CRASH IN EAST NAPLES.

ONE MAN IS DEAD --

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS DRIVING ON HAWAII BOULEVARD APPROACHING RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD--

WHEN HE TRIED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN AND DROVE RIGHT INTO ANOTHER CAR'S PATH.

HIS CAR WAS THEN STRUCK BY A SECOND VEHICLE.

THE TWO PEOPLE IN THE CAR HE HIT -- WERE TAKEN TO NORTH COLLIER HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES.

F-H-P IS ASKING FOR WITNESSES TO CALL THEM. Return to index of stories...


LASER POINTER ARREST-VO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN IS FACING UP TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON AND MAJOR FINES FOR POINTING A LASER AT A JET AND HELICOPTER.

17-YEAR-OLD DANIEL CASTILLO SHINED THE BRIGHT LASER AS A PILOT TRIED TO LAND AT R-S-W.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CALLED LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES.

THEY SENT UP THEIR HELICOPTER TO FIND HIM.

THAT'S WHEN CASTILLO POINTED THE LASER AT THEM.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM.

CASTILLO'S UNCLE SAYS HIS NEPHEW RECENTLY MOVED HERE FROM CUBA, SPEAKS LITTLE ENGLISH AND DIDN'T KNOW THAT WHAT HE WAS DOING WAS A FEDERAL CRIME.

A PILOT WITH L-C-S-O SAYS A PILOT CAN'T SEE FOR FIVE OR 10 SECONDS WHICH IS ENOUGH TIME TO CRASH. Return to index of stories...


RACHEL DAVIS PLEA-OC-SS-VO-SS


THERE'S WILL BE NO JAIL TIME FOR THE ESTERO MOTHER---

WHO WAS SLEEPING WHEN HER TWO SMALL CHILDREN DISAPPEARED NEAR THEIR MOBILE HOME.

RACHEAL DAVIS PLEADED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF CHILD NEGLECT ON MONDAY.

AS PART OF THE PLEA DEAL---

SHE WAS SENTENCED 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...


DAYWORKERS NOT GETTING PAID-OC-SS-VO


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.

THE DAYCARE WORKERS SAY THEY'RE VICTIMS TOO.

ATTORNEYS SAY THE DAY CARE WORKERS HAVE VERY 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...


LEHIGH WOMAN CONNED-VO


WE HAVE A CRIME ALERT ---

TWO MEN POSING AS PAINTERS ROB A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT INSIDE HER LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

BERNICE BATTLE SAYS SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THEIR HOUSE.

SO -- EVEN THOUGH THE VISIT WAS UNEXPECTED --

SHE INVITED THE PAINTERS INSIDE.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SHOWED HER A GUN --

AND STARTED SEARCHING HER HOUSE FOR A SAFE.

SHE TOLD THEM SHE DIDN'T HAVE ONE --

SO THEY MADE OFF WITH SOME JEWELRY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, CALL DEPUTIES. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THESE THREE MEN WEARING MASKS.

THEY WERE CARRYING GUNS WHEN THEY STORMED THE CIRCLE K AT EVANS AND WINKLER AVENUE.

THEY FORCED THE CLERK TO THE GROUND --

AND RAIDED THE REGISTER.

A NEWS PAPER CARRIER SAW EVERYTHING AND SPED AWAY.

BUT THE ROBBERS CHASED HIM AND BEGAN SHOOTING.

HE WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES, BUT IS IN STABLE CONDITION.

THE ROBBERS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

POLICE SAY THEY WERE DRIVING A BLACK NISSAN ALTIMA. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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DEATH OF SPANISH PRIEST-ANIBOX


A SPANISH PRIEST WHO WAS INFECTED WITH EBOLA IN LIBERIA HAS DIED

MIGUEL PAJARES WAS EVACUATED FROM LIBERIA LAST WEEK AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE EBOLA VIRUS

HE WAS BEING TREATED WITH THE EXPERIMENTAL DRUG ZMAPP AT A MADRID HOSPITAL. HE WAS 75.

THE DEATH TOLL IN THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA HAS NOW PASSED ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THE OUTBREAK WAS FIRST IDENTIFIED IN MARCH IN GUINEA, BUT IT LIKELY STARTED MONTHS EARLIER.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS MORE THAN 18-HUNDRED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED BY THE VIRUS---

WHICH MAKES THIS THE DEADLIEST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA DEATH TOLL IN WEST AFRICA RISES-vo


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US SENDS AID TO IRAQ-VO


THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST CONTINUES.

THE U-S MILITARY, LAUNCHING AIRSTRIKES AGAINST MILITANT TARGETS IN IRAQ.

THESE ATTACKS ARE IN DEFENSE OF THE THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES INTO THE MOUNTAINS.

THE U-S IS DELIVERING MORE FOOD, WATER AND AID TO HELP THOSE STRANDED IRAQI CIVILIANS. Return to index of stories...


BILL NELSON UKRAINE-VO


A SERIES OF DEFENSE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN UKRAINE---

FLORIDA SENATOR BILL NELSON WILL BE APART OF IT.

HIS OFFICE WOULDN'T GIVE SPECIFICS --

BUT NELSON IS A MEMBER OF THE U-S SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE.

THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN FIGHTING PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS.

THE U-S AND NATO ARE SUPPLYING NON-LETHAL MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO UKRAINIAN FORCES.

TODAY NEARLY THREE-HUNDRED TRUCKS HAVE LEFT THE MOSCOW REGION FOR WAR-TORN EASTERN UKRAINE Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN


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FLORIDA MAPS REDRAWN-VO


LAWMAKERS IN TALLAHASSEE HAVE DONE IT!

THEY REDREW THE STATE'S CONGRESSIONAL MAPS --

AFTER A JUDGE RULED VOTING DISTRICTS ILLEGAL BECAUSE THEY FAVORED REPUBLICANS.

THE NEW MAP PRIMARILY AFFECTS DISTRICTS OF JACKSONVILLE AND WINTER GARDEN.

BUT THE CHANGES ALSO WOULD SPILL INTO FIVE NEARBY DISTRICTS.

THE NEW MAP NOW HEADS BACK TO THE JUDGE.

THAT JUDGE WILL DECIDE IF THIS MAP WILL BE USED IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING-TRX-VOTOS


EARLY VOTING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR THE AUGUST 26TH PRIMARY IS NOW UNDERWAY.

POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7 TO 7 AT THE PUNTA GORDA SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE.

THE SAN CASA SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE AND THE MID-COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY.

YOU CAN VOTE EARLY UNTIL AUGUST 24TH.

EARLY VOTING STARTS THURSDAY COLLIER COUNTY AND SATURDAY IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BOY'S LEGACY LIVES ON--

ALL NEW ON THE NEWS AT 9--

WE TAKE YOU INSIDE ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE--

HOW HIS TRAGEDY A YEAR AGO IS HELPING CHILDREN TODAY.

AND THE COUNTDOWN IS ON--

SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY--

THE NEW TOOL FOR PARENTS THIS SCHOOL YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) BACK TO SCHOOL APP-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-2 SH POP VO


A YEAR AGO TODAY-- WE MET ZAC REYNA AND STARTED FOLLOWING HIS AGGRESSIVE BATTLE AGAINST A BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA.

TODAY HIS PARENTS ARE CARING OUT HIS LEGACY HELPING OTHER KIDS.

THEIR MOTTO: "WE TRY TO GIVE KIDS. WHAT WE GAVE ZAC, A LOVING PLACE."

IT'S CALLED ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE WHERE KIDS GRADES 6 THRU 8 CAN GO AFTER SCHOOL, TO GET TUTORED, MENTORED, AND PLAY.

IT'S A CAUSE THAT'S CLOSE TO ABC-7'S ALEX DE ARMAS.

SHE'S IS IN LABELLE WITH THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


ZAC REYNA'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-TRX-LOOK LIVE PKG


A YEAR AGO TODAY I INTERVIEWED ZACS BROTHER--WHO INTRODUCED ZAC TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THE WORLD.

DURING HIS FIGHT HE CAPTURED HEARTS AND PRAYERS-- AND A YEAR LATER HE IS STILL AFFECTING HIS COMMUNITY.

WE ARE IN ZACS FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-- A CHARITY CREATED AFTER ZAC.

ITS A PLACE WHERE KIDS CAN COME AFTER SCHOOL FOR HELP WITH SCHOOL WORK AND TO PLAY.

THIS IS KEN JOHNS-- ZACS UNCLE.

KEN YOURE ONE OF MANY WHO WORKED HARD TO GET THIS PLACE RUNNING.

KEN WHAT ARE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES KIDS CAN DO HERE SHOW US AROUND.

WHATS THE MOTTO?

**TAKE GRAPHIC HERE**

HERES WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ENROLLING YOUR CHILD-- THE PROGRAM WILL START THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

ITS IN LA BELLE.

THERES A $15 ANNUAL FEE AND A $25 WEEKLY FEE.

AND IT RUNS FROM 2 TO 6:30

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE.

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TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


IF YOU LIVE IN FORT MYERS YOU MAY SOON BE PAYING MORE. TO HAVE FIRE SERVICE.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW MUCH EXTRA YOU'D HAVE TO PAY EACH YEAR.

ABC7 IS HEADING TO THE SCHOOL ZONE.

FIND OUT WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUS ROUTES TO MAKE THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL A LOT LESS STRESSFUL FOR BOTH YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-VO


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TZ2 B SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-VO


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CODY WX RATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

STAYING HOT AND HUMID WITH LIMITED RAIN CHANCES

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and humid. Temperatures will climb quickly once the sun comes up this morning. We'll be near 90 by the noon hour and continue into the lower 90s with heat index values reaching into the lower 100s this afternoon. There will be plenty of sunshine through the morning with a few more clouds building in as we go through the afternoon. Winds will again be coming onshore. As far as rain chances, they remain low today. There could be just a stray shower to wash ashore late this morning. Then there will be a couple of isolated storms, mainly inland, this afternoon.

Wednesday will likely have a chance for a shower in the first half of the day, mainly along the coastline. By the afternoon our rain prospects again move inland east of the interstate.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave can be seen on 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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-OC-VO-SS


LOOKING AHEAD --

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN FORT MYERS MAY HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR FIRE SERVICE.

SEVERAL CITY LEADERS ARE NOW CALLING FOR A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE.

EVERY HOMEOWNER MAY HAVE TO DISH OUT AS MUCH AS 130 DOLLARS EXTRA A YEAR.

AND NO LESS THAN 100.

THE CITY MANAGER SAYS THAT MONEY WOULD PAY FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S 18-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

ANYTHING EXTRA WOULD GO TO THE GENERAL FUND.

HERE'S ONE REASON THEY NEED MONEY.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT MAY BE LOSING SOME FEDERAL DOLLARS THIS YEAR.

IF SO, THEY'LL LAY OFF 21 FIREFIGHTERS.

THE FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE WON'T SAVE THOSE JOBS.

CITY COUNCIL IS SET TO VOTE ON THIS PROPOSAL WHEN THEY VOTE ON THE BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-VO


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

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

THE DISCUSSION FOLLOWS THE DEADLY STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST MONTH.

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

THEY TALKED ABOUT THE WEATHER BUG LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM.

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

CAPE CORAL CITY PARKS TYPICALLY RELY ON HAND HELD LIGHTNING DETECTORS.

OVER ON FORT MYERS BEACH -- SANDERS IS MEETING WITH CITY LEADERS AGAIN THIS WEDNESDAY.

A VOTE THERE COULD HAPPEN AS SOON AS SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL APP-VO-WIPE


ABC7 IS HEADING TO THE SCHOOL ZONE.

JUST ONE MORE WEEK!

YOUR KIDS MIGHT BE READY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL --

BUT ARE YOU?

THERE'S A NEW APP TO HELP YOU OUT.

IT'S FROM THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS --

FIRST YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD IT --

THEN YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING FROM YOUR CHILD'S SCHEDULE --

TO ORIENTATION DAYS.

YOU CAN EVEN COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH TEACHERS.

YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULES. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS ROUTES-TCMON VO WIPE


WITH THE UPCOMING SCHOOL SEASON.

THERE ARE NEW BUS ROUTES FOR YOU CHILD.

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE RECOMMENDING LEARNING YOUR BUS ROUTINE EARLY-

SO YOU KNOW ALL THE STOPS.

THE BUS GARAGE ALSO REMINDS PARENTS --

BUSES COULD BE RUNNING LATE THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

DRIVERS ARE LEARNING THE ROUTES TOO --

AND THE KINKS NEED TO BE WORKED OUT.

KIDS HEAD BACK TO CLASS ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


PROPOSED 7 ELEVEN-TRX-VOTOPS


ANOTHER 7-ELEVEN MAY BE COMING TO FORT MYERS.

A FORMER BANK OF AMERICA COULD BE DEMOLISHED.

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

PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC AND CRIME.

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...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT----

THE "BUCKET CHALLENGE"

IT HAS TO DO

YOU WILL GET A BIG CHILL--

BUT IT'S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN ON THE FUN. Return to index of stories...


TZ3S) THE BUCKET CHALLENGE-VO-WIPE


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BREAST CANCER AND EXERCISE-TC MON


ON ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING

WOMEN HAVE ANOTHER REASON TO KEEP THEIR GYM MEMBERSHIP.

EXERCISE COULD LOWER THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER IN MIDDLE-AGE WOMEN.

RESEARCHERS COMPARED THE LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS.

THOSE WHO REGULARLY EXERCISED FOR FOUR YEARS HAD A TEN PERCENT LOWER RISK OF BREAST CANCER.

THEY EVEN SAW A BENEFIT FROM MODEST EXERCISE. SUCH AS THREE HOURS OF BIKING. AND SIX HOURS OF SLOW WALKING IN A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


MYTH EATING AFTER 8 BUSTED-VO


DO YOU EAT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED?

WHAT ABOUT THAT RULE.

EATING AFTER 8. MEANS ALL THOSE CALORIES TURN TO FAT

THE MYTH BUSTED BY A FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY

REASEARCHERS FOUND.IT'S NOT WHEN YOU EAT.

IT'S *WHAT* YOU EAT

PEOPLE EATING A 150 CALORIE SNACK BEFORE BED.SHOWED NO DIFFERENCE IN THEIR METOBOLIC RATE

BUT EAT A WHOLE TUB OF ICE CREAM. THAT'S DIFFERENT. Return to index of stories...


FOCUS ON YOUR LIFE APP-VO


KIDS ALWAYS WANT OUR ATTENTION.

BUT A TRENDING BLOG SAYS' IT'S OK TO TAKE A PARENT TIME OUT.

THE WEBSITE "REAL LIFE PARENTING BLOG DOT COM SAYS.

IT'S OKAY TO SHIFT YOUR ATTENTION FROM THE KIDS SOMETIMES!

TAKE THEM TO THE PARK WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND THEIR FRIENDS AND. LET THEM PLAY

THEY NEED TO KNOW THEY AREN'T THE CENTER OF ATTENTION *ALL THE TIME*.

THEY NEED TO PLAY INDEPENDENTLY.

AND YOU NEED YOUR SANITY!

THE BLOG SAYING. IT'S OKAY TO FOCUS ON *YOUR LIFE*! Return to index of stories...


THE BUCKET CHALLENGE-VO


IT'S GETTING ATTENTION ACROSS THE COUNTRY

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE "BUCKET CHALLENGE"

IT'S TRENDING ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGES.

IT'S TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT A-L-S.

AND LOOK!

EVEN THE KENNEDYS ARE DOING IT

AND THEY'RE CHALLENGING THE PRESIDENT.

IT'S ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.

WHAT YOU DO IS.

GRAB A BUCKET. FILL IT WITH ICE WATER. DUMP IT OVER YOUR HEAD - RECORD THE WHOLE THING AND POST IN ONLINE--- AND CHALLENEGE SOMEBODY ELSE TO DO IT NEXT.

THEY HAVE 24 HOURS TO GET IT DONE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


HOLLYWOOD LOST. AND WE ALL LOST. A HUGE PERSONALITY ON MONDAY.

A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THE CHARACTERS THAT ACTOR ROBIN WILLIAMS WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR.

AND, WE'RE HEARING THE VOICE OF THE MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER IN THAT DEADLY FLORIDA LOVE TRIAL.

WHY INVESTIGATORS SAY HE KILLED HIS FRIEND.

PLUS, A HAPPY ENDING TO A FRIGHTENING SCENE IN LONDON.

A BABY, ROLLING INSIDE HIS STROLLER, RIGHT ONTO A SUBWAY TRACK.

WHO RESCUED THE BABY. AND WHERE WERE THE PARENTS? Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B) INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO


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TZ4 C BABY SAVED LONDON TRACKS-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


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

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

TENSIONS IN UKRAINE ARE EASING A BIT. AND THAT'S LETTING THE ECONOMY FOCUS ON CORPORATE NEWS.

THE DOW UP 16 ON MONDAY.

AND FUTURES ARE ALSO UP A BIT TODAY.

AND A FEDERAL JUDGE IS EXPECTED TO ENCOURAGE SETTLEMENTS IN THE LAWSUITS BROUGHT BY NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE, SUING G-M FOR DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES.

GM SAYS AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE DIED IN ACCIDENTS LINKED TO THE PROBLEM.

LAWYERS SUING THE COMPANY SAY THE NUMBER IS MORE THAN 60. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) TAMMY HALL RELEASE-BNC OC-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW - A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS SPENDING HER LAST HOURS BEHIND BARS.

TAMMY HALL WILL BE RELEASED FROM PRISON TODAY.

HALL RACKED UP THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CREDIT CARD DEBT WITH CAMPAIGN MONEY PEOPLE DONATED TO HER.

SHE ADMITTED TO ILLEGALLY USING MORE THAN THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM HER CAMPAIGN TO PAY HER MORTGAGE AND GO ON SHOPPING SPREES.

HALL STILL HAS TO SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST-

AND COMPLETE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-VOTOPS


FORT MYERS LEADERS ARE PROPOSING A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE.

TAXPAYERS COULD DISH OUT AN EXTRA 130-DOLLARS A YEAR FOR FIRE SERVICE.

IF IT'S APPROVED, HOMEOWNERS WILL PAY THAT ON TOP OF THE FIRE FEE ALREADY COMING OUT OF PROPERTY TAXES.

21 FIREFIGHTERS JOBS ARE ON THE LINE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT IS LOSING FEDERAL MONEY.

CITY LEADERS SAY THE PROPOSED ASSESSMENT FEE WILL NOT* SAVE THOSE JOBS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-BNC OC -VO


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

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

THE DISCUSSION FOLLOWS THE DEADLY STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST MONTH.

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

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

OVER ON FORT MYERS BEACH -- SANDERS IS MEETING WITH CITY LEADERS AGAIN THIS WEDNESDAY.

A VOTE THERE COULD HAPPEN AS SOON AS SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-TC MON VO


THE TRAGIC AND SUDDEN LOSS OF ROBIN WILLIAMS HAS PEOPLE REELING THIS MORNING.

THERE'S A GROWING TRIBUTE ON HIS HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME STAR.

WILLIAMS WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS SAN FRANCISCO HOME YESTERDAY--

HIS PUBLICIST SAYS HE HAD BEEN BATTLING SEVERE DEPRESSION LATELY AND WAS IN REHAB LAST MONTH.

HIS DEATH IS A SUSPECTED SUICIDE.

THIS MORNING. AS HIS FAMILY FRIENDS AND FANS GRIEVE--

A LOOK BACK AT HIS GENIUS AND HIS EXTENSIVE BODY OF WORK.

NISCHELLE TURNER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-PKG


--PKG SCRIPT AS FOLLOWS--

HIS HIGH OCTAINE BRAND OF COMEDY WAS HIS TRADEMARK PUBLIC PERSONA, BUT ROBIN WILLIAMS PROVED HIMSELF AN OSCAR WINNER WITH A STRONG PHILANTHROPIC SIDE. BORN IN 1951 IT WAS IN HIS 20'S WHEN WILLIAMS WAS UNLEASHED -- FIRST AS AN AMERICAN TV-STAR. -- Mindy run for your life the emotions are coming AS MORK FROM THE PLANET ORK IN "MORK AND MINDY", WILLIAMS BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME. WHEN THE SERIES ENDED AFTER A FOUR YEAR RUN IN 1982, HE SHOWED HE COULD DO MORE THAN MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH. THE JULIARD-SCHOOLED ACTOR UNVEILED HIS DRAMATIC SIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1982'S" THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP" sot/williams I was trained as an actor it's not like they had to medicate me! THAT SERIOUS SIDE EARNED HIM OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR "THE FISHER KING" good moooornning vietnam. "GOOD MORNING VIETNAM", AND "DEAD POETS SOCIETY". sot/Williams it's an oscar dude!!! HE FINALLY WON HIS ONLY OSCAR STATUE IN 1998 FOR "GOOD WILL HUNTING" sot/Williams This is the one, the other times were just foreplay./ it's just an honor BUT WILLIAMS NEVER STOPPED BEING FUNNY EVEN WHEN THE TOPICS SEEMED SERIOUS. HE HELPED LAUNCH AND CO-HOSTED 8 TELETHONS OVER 20 YEARS TO HELP THE HOMELESS. nats "COMIC RELIEF" RAISED MORE THAN 50 MILLION DOLLARS. AND EVEN WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT HIS BATTLES WITH DRUGS AND ALCOHOL HE TALKED ABOUT IT WITH HUMOR. WILLIAMS: Yes, I was an alcoholic, a drunk. KING: You were a drunk? WILLIAMS: Well, that's nice of you to say that.IN 2009, WILLIAMS WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH HEART PROBLEMS, FORCED TO TEMPORARILY CANCEL HIS ONE-MAN SHOW TO UNDERGO SURGERY. HE TALKED ABOUT HIS RECOVERY ON THE ELLEN SHOW: Were the weird thing: with guys especially you get this men, we armor up like a dude! I a dude!You have a heart surgery, and literally, they open you up. They crack the box. And you get really vulnerable, like kitten! and you get very emotional about everything, but I think that a wonderful thing. It really opens you up to everything. AND WITH A NEW LEASE ON LIFE, WILLIAMS QUICKLY SPRANG BACK TO ACTION. IN 2011, HE MADE HIS BROADWAY ACTING DEBUTTARRING IN RAJIV JOSEPH BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO. stills Getty images THAT SAME YEAR HE WOULD MARRY HIS THIRD WIFE, GRAPHIC DESIGNER SUSAN SCHNEIDER. VO The Crazy Ones/CBS IN 2013, WILLIAMS WOULD RETURN TO THE SMALL SCREEN -- STARRING IN THE CBS SITCOM THE CRAZY ONES, WHERE HE WOULD RE-UNITE WITH HIS OLD FRIEND, PAM DAWBER BETTER KNOWN AS MINDY SO He never met anyone as screwy as you. Youe like an alien.

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THE DEATH OF ROBIN WILLIAMS-TC MON


THE CORONERS OFFICE IS PLANNING A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY.

A FORENSIC EXAM AND TOXICOLOGY TESTS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN. Return to index of stories...


MRS DOUBTFIRE HOUSE-OC-SOTVO


AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH--

ROBIN WILLIAMS WAS WORKING ON A NUMBER OF NEW FILMS--

A SEQUEL TO MRS DOUBTFIRE WAS IN THE WORKS.

FANS HAVE BEEN GATHERING OUTSIDE THE MRS DOUBTFIRE HOUSE IN SAN FRANCISCO SINCE LEARNING OF HIS DEATH.

CARLIE FACTOR|SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENT

"it's just part of san francisco it's part of my history, the movie reminded me how i got over my parents divorce.

MOURNERS STARTED GATHERING OUTSIDE THE HOME FEATURED IN THE FILM IN PACIFIC HEIGHTS LAST NIGHT.

THEY'VE LEFT FLOWERS AND CANDLES IN MEMORY OF ROBIN WILLIAMS.

FANS SAY THE MRS. DOUBTFIRE HOUSE ON STEINER STREET WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN THEIR HEART. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL HUNTING BENCH-VOTOPS


AND THIS MEMORIAL IS GROWING AT THE SO CALLED "GOOD WILL HUNTING" BENCH--

IT'S IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN.

IT'S THE SAME SPOT WHERE ROBIN AND MATT DAMON FILMED THAT NOW FAMOUS SCENE.

PEOPLE ARE LEAVING MOVIE QUOTES WRITTEN IN CHALK AT THE BASE OF THE BENCH, ALONG WITH FLOWERS. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN'S NEW MOVIE-VOTOPS


NEW PHOTOS WERE RELEASED THIS MORNING FROM THE NEW MOVIE STARRING ROBIN WILLIAMS.

"MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS" IS SET TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 7 IN SELECT THEATERS AND ON DEMAND.

SOME OF THE CO-STARS--

CANDICE BERGEN--

AND OLIVER PLATT. Return to index of stories...


NIGHT AT THE MUSEM 3-NATSVO


AT ABOUT 1:10

"theodore roosevelt pres of the usa, i have no idea what that means."

WILLIAMS HAD ALSO JUST WRAPPED UP SHOOTING ON NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM THREE, SECRET OF THE TOMB--

HE REPRISED HIS ROLE AS TEDDY ROOSEVELT--

AND CO-STARRED ALONGSIDE ADAM SANDLER.

IT'S SET TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 19-TH. Return to index of stories...


WILLIAMS LOCAL CONNECTION-OTS


WILLIAMS PERFORMED RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RECENTLY.

IN JANUARY 2013 HE DID HIS STAND-UP ROUTINE AT THE BARBARA B MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO TRIAL-T


FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING THE VOICE OF THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF A DEADLY LOVE TRIANGLE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY PEDRO BRAVO KILLED HIS FRIEND--

A UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA STUDENT--

BECAUSE HE WAS OBSESSED WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.

THE POLICE INTERROGATION TAPES WERE PLAYED IN COURT MONDAY--

Terrell Forney HAS OUR STORY FROM JACKSONVILLE. Return to index of stories...


INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO TRIAL-P


Pedro: "I see him, i shove him."

IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE HEAR PEDRO BRAVO'S VOICE.

Pedro: "Punched him once in the nose."

DESCRIBING A BLOODY-BRAWL HE SAYS HE HAD WITH UF FRESHMAN CHRISTIAN AGUILAR-

- ON THE DAY HE TURNED UP MISSING IN SEPTEMBER 2012.

Detective: "So you strike him. One time?"

Pedro: "One time in the back."

Detective: "Ok, so you strike one time, blood or no blood?"

Pedro: "He was already bleeding."

Detective: "So you strike him with the other hand right?"

Pedro: "Right here on the cheek.'

BRAVO WAS SUSPECTED OF KILLING CHRISTIAN FROM THE BEGINNING. AFTER GIVING

COPS CONFLICTING STATEMENTS AND VAGUE INFORMATION ABOUT SIMPLE QUESTIONS.

Detective: "How did you get turned around, where did you turn around?"

BLOOD WAS FOUND IN BRAVO'S SUV. AND CHRISTIAN'S BOOKBAG WAS FOUND IN BRAVO'

S CLOSET.

A BOOKBAG HE SAYS HE QUOTE "FORGOT TO MENTION".

CHRISTIN'S BODY WAS FOUND WEEKS LATER IN A SHALLOW GRAVE-- HE HAD POISONED

AND STRANGLED TO DEATH.

BRAVO DENIES KILLING AGUILAR BUT SAYS HE CAME UPSET OVERSOMETHING HES

Detective: "What was the comment?"

Pedro: "You should kill yourself, you should do it." Return to index of stories...


INTERROGATION VIDEOS PLAYED AT PEDRO BRAVO TRIAL-O


BRAVO FACES LIFE IN PRISON IF CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. Return to index of stories...


SHOPLIFTING FAMILY-VO


FIVE PEOPLE WHO BELONG TO THE SAME FAMILY HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF SHOPLIFTING FROM NUMEROUS STORES.

AND IT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

PHEONIX POLICE SAY THE FAMILY STOLE OVER 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF CLOTHING FROM A MALL.

WHEN A SECURITY GUARD CONFRONTED THEM--

THEY ATTACKED HIM WITH PEPPER SPRAY!

THE FAMILY HAS BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


BABY SAVED LONDON TRACKS-VO


DRAMATIC PICTURES THIS MORNING. OF A BABY IN A STROLLER, ROLLING ONTO SUBWAY TRACKS.

THE BABY IS JUST FINE. BUT TAKE A LOOK.

THIS HAPPENED IN LONDON.

A STRONG GUST OF WIND BLEW THE STROLLER ONTO THE TRACKS, SECONDS AFTER A TRAIN DEPARTED THE STATION.

A WOMAN SAW IT, JUMPED ONTO THE TRACKS AND HANDED THE KID TO OTHER ONLOOKERS WHO SAW WHAT HAPPENED.

WHERE WERE THE PARENTS? VIDEO SHOWS A MAN WHEELED THE STROLLER THERE, THEN WENT TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE WITH THEIR LUGGAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2-SHOT


SWIMMERS BEWARE

THERE'S TROUBLE LURKING IN LAKES--

HOW A LITTLE BOY'S SHARK ENCOUNTER IS RAISING AWARENESS--

WHAT'S BEING DONE TO KEEP SWIMMERS SAFE.

AND DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE PROMISE OF A NEW APP--

MAKERS CLAIM IT'S FROM FACEBOOK--

BUT IT'S A SCAM, WE EXPLAIN NEXT ON THE NEWS AT NINE. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A LA: SHARKS IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN-VO-WIPE


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TZ5 B FACEBOOK COLOR APP-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


LA: SHARKS IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN-2 SH POP VO


IT MIGHT BE THE LAST THING ON SOMEONE'S MIND WHEN SWIMMING IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN IN LOUISIANA.

SO WHEN WORD SPREAD THAT A BOY HAD BEEN BITTEN BY A SHARK, IT SHOCKED A LOT OF PEOPLE.

ASHLEY RODRIGUE SPOKE WITH FREQUENT LAKE USERS WHO SAY MORE PEOPLE SHOULD BE AWARE OF WHAT LURKS IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


LA: SHARKS IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN-PKG


JUST TWO SAYS AFTER THESE PICTURES OF A LITTLE BOY'S BRUSH WITH A SHARK IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN SPREAD SHOCK THROUGH THE NEW ORLEANS COMMUNITY, REGGIE ALVAREZ SAYS HE CAUGHT ONE STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THE NORTH SHORE IN SLIDELL.

"Caught about a three foot, I don't know what kind of shark it was."

BUT FINDING THE ANIMAL IN THAT BODY OF WATER WASN'T A SURPRISE TO ALVAREZ. WHO SAYS HE'S BEEN THROUGHOUT THE LAKE SINCE CHILDHOOD. FULLY AWARE OF WHAT WAS JUST BELOW THE SURFACE.

"Even when I was a kid when I would knee board behind the shrimp boat, to go where we shrimping, just young and wanting to play, when I'd lose the rope and sit out there. *thumping heart* because that water's dark."

"It's a nursery ground. They come in there, it's full of bait for the young sharks to feed on while they're growing up."

MITCHELL CHEVALIAR ALSO SAYS SHARKS' PRESENCE IN LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE AMONG FREQUENT USERS. HE HELPS UNO AND NOAA TRACK THE SHARKS FOR RESEARCH AND SAYS THEY'RE HERE, ESPECIALLY DURING SUMMER, BECAUSE THE WATER IS JUST RIGHT. HE SAYS THE BOY'S BITE IS FROM A BULL SHARK, KNOWN FOR ATTACKS ON HUMANS.

"Sharks are curious, they were out there swimming, splashing around, he went to investigate, he did an exploratory bite, and he let go and went about his business.

standup --

"Experts say what happened out here last week shouldn't keep families from enjoying the lake, but it should make them aware."

"They're out there, people got to realize that, they got some big sharks in the lake."

SO LAKE SWIMMERS BEWARE.

ASHLEY RODRIGUE, EYEWITNESS NEWS Return to index of stories...


CODY WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST


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FORECAST-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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

STAYING HOT AND HUMID WITH LIMITED RAIN CHANCES

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and humid. Temperatures will climb quickly once the sun comes up this morning. We'll be near 90 by the noon hour and continue into the lower 90s with heat index values reaching into the lower 100s this afternoon. There will be plenty of sunshine through the morning with a few more clouds building in as we go through the afternoon. Winds will again be coming onshore. As far as rain chances, they remain low today. There could be just a stray shower to wash ashore late this morning. Then there will be a couple of isolated storms, mainly inland, this afternoon.

Wednesday will likely have a chance for a shower in the first half of the day, mainly along the coastline. By the afternoon our rain prospects again move inland east of the interstate.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave can be seen on 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...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CHANGES-TC MON


FROM MESSAGING TO GAMING, THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW CHANGES TO FACEBOOK LATELY --

AND LOTS OF RUMORS ABOUT WHAT THEY ALL MEAN FOR PRIVACY.

KARIN CAIFA SORTS IT OUT. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CHANGES-PKG


IT'S BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR MONTHS, BUT FACEBOOK RECENTLY STARTED ASKING MOBILE USERS TO DOWNLOAD A SEPARATE MESSENGER APP IN ORDER TO ACCESS FACEBOOK MESSAGES.

MANY USERS HAVE BALKED AT DOWNLOADING THE SECOND APP - AND PRIVACY HAS BEEN A CONCERN OF USERS FACED WITH A LONG LIST OF APP PERMISSIONS.

FACEBOOK SAYS USERS CAN REVOKE CERTAIN PERMISSIONS - LIKE SYNCING A PHONE'S CONTACTS - IF THEY CHOOSE - SO TAKE A MOMENT TO GO THROUGH YOUR SETTINGS CAREFULLY.

FACEBOOK HAS ALSO ROLLED OUT NEW RULES FOR GAME DEVELOPERS, TO HELP CRACK DOWN ON UNINTENTIONAL IN-APP PURCHASES. IF A GAME HAS ANY MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL PURCHASES ATTACHED TO IT, FACEBOOK WILL NOW REQUIRE THAT BE NOTED IN A GAME'S DESCRIPTION.

AND IN AN EFFORT TO CURB WHAT'S CALLED "LIKE FARMING," GAMES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE IN-GAME BONUSES IN EXCHANGE FOR A PLAYER'S THUMBS UP.

FINALLY, FACEBOOK USERS HOPING TO ADD SOME COLORFUL PERSONALITY TO THEIR PAGES MAY THINK THEY'RE IN LUCK WITH AN APP THAT PROMISES TO CHANGE THEIR PROFILE FROM THE STANDARD BLUE AND WHITE. IN REALITY, IT'S A SCAM.

THESE SCAMS POP UP EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE, AND CHEETAH MOBILE SECURITY SAYS THE LATEST HAS DUPED MORE THAN 10,000 FACEBOOK USERS INTO WATCHING A VIDEO THAT'S PURPORTS TO TEACH THEM HOW TO CHANGE THE COLOR -- BUT REALLY DOWNLOADS MALWARE ON TO THEIR A MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK COLOR APP-TRX-VOTOPS


WE HAVE A WARNING ABOUT A PHONY APP.

THE MAKERS CLAIM IT CHANGES THE COLOR OF YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE PAGE.

IT DOESN'T.

INSTEAD, IT SPREADS MALWARE ON YOUR DEVICE.

THEN HACKERS CAN SPAM YOUR FRIENDS.

BE CAREFUL.

MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE BEEN TRICKED. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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


DELTA AND JETBLUE ARE WAIVING CHANGE FEES-VO


DELTA AND JETBLUE ARE WAIVING CHANGE FEES FOR FLIGHTS IN THE MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST.

HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS ARE HEADING TO THE AREA TODAY AND TOMORROW.

TRAVELERS WITH TICKETS TO. FROM. OR THROUGH SEVERAL AIRPORTS WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE A ONE TIME CHANGE TO THEIR ITINERARIES WITHOUT PAYING FEES.

FLIERS WHO MAKE CHANGES MUST COMPLETE THEIR REBOOKED TRAVEL BY THIS FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


BK BRINGS BACK OLD MENU ITEMS-VO


AFTER TWO YEARS BURGER KING IS BRINGING BACK CHICKEN FRIES TO ITS MENU.

THEY WERE REMOVED FROM THE MENU IN 2012.

BRINGING BACK OLD MENU ITEMS, ESPECIALLY FOR A LIMITED TIME, ISN'T NEW TO FAST FOOD CHAINS. MCDONALD'S BRINGS BACK MCRIBS EVERY YEAR TO BOOST SALES AND WENDY'S RECENTLY BROUGHT

BACK ITS PRETZEL BACON CHEESBURGER WHICH WILL NOW BE A PERMANENT MENU ITEM.

BURGER KING HASN'T SAID HOW LONG CHICKEN FRIES WILL BE SOLD THIS TIMEAROUND. Return to index of stories...


AMAZON NEW CREDIT CARD-VO


AMAZON IS EXPECTED TO LAUNCH A $10 CREDIT CARD READER TODAY.

THE CARD READERS CONNECT TO A SMARTPHONE TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS AND

COMPANIES TO ACCEPT PAYMENT VIA CREDIT CARD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2-SHOT


IT CAME AS A SHOCK TO EVERYONE WHEN COMEDY AND ACTING LEGEND ROBIN WILLIAMS DIED.

AN INVESTIGATION SHOWS AN APPARENT SUICIDE CAUSED HIS DEATH.

WE HEAR WHAT HIS COLLEAGUES HAVE TO SAY

AND MORE ON the PERSONAL BATTLES THAT COULD HAVE LED TO HIS DEATH. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A ROBIN WILLIAMS UPDATE-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...


ROBIN WILLIAMS UPDATE-OC-(2SOT)-VO-OC


THIS MORNING, THE TRAGIC LOSS OF HOLLYWOOD LEGEND AND CHERISHED

COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS.

MEL GIBSON

He's gone way too soon, he was very talented, and we're all going to miss him

SOT Paul Rodriguez

"he was a unique guy. he was just a force of nature."

WILLIAMS WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME, NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO. APPARENTLY

FROM SUICIDE.

A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION SHOWS WILLIAMS DIED OF ASPHYXIA.

HE HAD BEEN BATTLING SEVERE DEPRESSION.

HIS CAREER SPANNED NEARLY 40 YEARS AND FOUGHT SOME VERY PAINFUL PERSONAL

BATTLES.

WILLIAMS PERFORMED RECENTLY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IN JANUARY 2013 HE DID HIS STAND-UP ROUTINE AT THE BARBARA B MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


TRACY MORGAN RECOVERY-OC-SOTVO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT TRACY MORGAN'S DIFFICULT RECOVERY AFTER BEING CRITICALLY INJURED IN A LIMO ACCIDENT

HIS LAWYER SAYS THE "30 ROCK" STAR IS IMPROVING.

He's still struggling. but he's a fighter.

MORGAN SUFFERED SEVERAL CRACKED RIBS AND A SEVERELY BROKEN LEG.

A WALMART TRUCK DRIVER. REPORTEDLY AWAKE FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS. PLOWED HIS TRUCK INTO MORGAN'S LIMO ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE.

THE JUNE ACCIDENT LEFT HIS CLOSE FRIEND DEAD AND SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED.

MORGAN HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST WALMART. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) TAMMY HALL RELEASE-SS-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW - A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS SPENDING HER LAST HOURS BEHIND BARS.

TAMMY HALL WILL BE RELEASED FROM PRISON TODAY.

HALL RACKED UP THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CREDIT CARD DEBT WITH CAMPAIGN MONEY PEOPLE DONATED TO HER.

SHE ADMITTED TO ILLEGALLY USING MORE THAN THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM HER CAMPAIGN TO PAY HER MORTGAGE AND GO ON SHOPPING SPREES.

HALL STILL HAS TO SERVE 90 DAYS OF HOUSE ARREST-

AND COMPLETE 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FM FIRE ASSESSMENT-VOTOPS


FORT MYERS LEADERS ARE PROPOSING A FIRE ASSESSMENT FEE.

TAXPAYERS COULD DISH OUT AN EXTRA 130-DOLLARS A YEAR FOR FIRE SERVICE.

IF IT'S APPROVED, HOMEOWNERS WILL PAY THAT ON TOP OF THE FIRE FEE ALREADY COMING OUT OF PROPERTY TAXES.

21 FIREFIGHTERS JOBS ARE ON THE LINE.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT IS LOSING FEDERAL MONEY.

CITY LEADERS SAY THE PROPOSED ASSESSMENT FEE WILL NOT* SAVE THOSE JOBS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-VOTOPS


A FORT MYERS GRANDMOTHER IS FIGHTING TO KEEP ALL LEE COUNTY PARKS SAFE --

AFTER LAST MONTH'S DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ERLEENE SANDERS GOT THE CONVERSATION STARTED IN CAPE CORAL MONDAY.

SHE WANTS TO BRING LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS IN THE AREA.

SO FAR IT'S NOT ON ANY CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL AGENDAS --

SANDERS IS MEETING WITH CITY LEADERS ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS WEDNESDAY ON THE ISSUE.

A VOTE THERE COULD HAPPEN AS SOON AS SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


TS4) BACK TO SCHOOL APP-VOTOPS


THERE'S JUST ONE WEEK UNTIL KIDS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

AND THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HELPING PARENTS WITH A NEW APP

IT WAS RELEASED AT THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

ALL YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL NEEDS ARE LISTED INSIDE THE APP.

COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER WILL ALSO BE EASIER.

A REMINDER ALL SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA START ON AUGUST 18TH. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


STAYING HOT AND HUMID WITH LIMITED RAIN CHANCES

Our Tuesday morning starts warm and humid. Temperatures will climb quickly once the sun comes up this morning. We'll be near 90 by the noon hour and continue into the lower 90s with heat index values reaching into the lower 100s this afternoon. There will be plenty of sunshine through the morning with a few more clouds building in as we go through the afternoon. Winds will again be coming onshore. As far as rain chances, they remain low today. There could be just a stray shower to wash ashore late this morning. Then there will be a couple of isolated storms, mainly inland, this afternoon.

Wednesday will likely have a chance for a shower in the first half of the day, mainly along the coastline. By the afternoon our rain prospects again move inland east of the interstate.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave can be seen on 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...


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