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BREAKING NEWS CLIP EXPENSIVE STATES FOR CARS-OC-VIDBOX
ANCHOR SUPERS SWFL MOBILE AIRPORTS-OC-VO-CG-OC
HEADLINES------------- RENTING TEXTBOOKS-VO
HL1) HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-VO-WIPE TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT
HL2) SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO TZ4 A WILD WX-VO-WIPE
HL3) DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-VOTOPS TZ4 B 14 YR OLD LIVES IN WALMART-VOTOPS-WIPE
WX HL-WX WALL TZ4 C PTSD SERVICE DOGS-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX
FIRST WEATHER-2 SH PUSH ANIBOX NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS
FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-BNC TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS
FMB LIGHTNING DETECT ALEX LL TS1) HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-BNC OC-VO-OC
FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-BNC TS2) MED MARIJUANA MEETING-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING-CLIP TS3) FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-BNC OC VO
DETROIT BUS FLOODS-TC MON NATSVO DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
FLOOD RIPS THROUGH HOSPITAL-NATSVO WILD WX-TC MON VO
NEVADA MUDSLIDE-TC MON VO WILD WX-PKG
HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-EANIBOX FLY-OC NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
FL OFFICIALS PG TOUR-VO-OC CLIPPERS SALE TO STEVE BALLMER GOES THROUGH-VO
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP NC: POLICE CRUISER HITS ROBBERY SUSPECT-VO
NEW FERGUSON MO SHOOTING-VOTOPS NY: KNOCKOUT ATTACK-VOTOPS
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP OFFICER SAVES CHOKING WOMAN-TRX-VOTOPS
MED MARIJUANA MEETING-VO OFFICER SAVES CHOKING WOMAN-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP 14 YR OLD LIVES IN WALMART-VO
HEALTH OVERHAUL FLORIDA-OC 14 YR OLD LIVES IN WALMART-SOTVO
SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-OC-SOTVO MOM ARRESTED IN FIRE CHALLENGE-OC-VO-OC
SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO BRIDGE WHITE FLAG-VOTOPS
JESSE KORF RICIN PLEA-VO-WIPE PTSD SERVICE DOGS-NATSVO
ASSESSORS ARRIVE IN IRAQ-VO PTSD SERVICE DOGS-(2SOTVO)
LAUREN BACALL-OC-NATSVO SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-OC-CG-SS
CAUSE OF DEATH ROBIN WILLIAMS-VOTOPS-OC NJ CHRISTIE TAKES ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-OC-NATSVO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP NEXT AT 9:00-CLIP
TOSS TO LUCAS-TC MON VO TEASE FIVE--------------
FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-REM-LIVE TZ5 A NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-VOTOPS-
FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-VO-WIPE TZ5 B GOODWILL CAMERA HOLDS PRECIOUS MEMORIES-SOTV
FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-SOTVO WEATHER TEASE-WX ID
FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-REM-LIVE GOODWILL CAMERA HOLDS PRECIOUS MEMORIES-2-SHOT
NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP GOODWILL CAMERA HOLDS PRECIOUS MEMORIES-PKG
TEASE ONE----------- CODY MURPHY WX RATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ1 A) HAND SANITIZERS AT SCHOOL-VOTOPS CROSSTALK-CAM 9 WX EST
TZ1 B) DENTAL HEALTH AND HEART DISEASE-VOTOPS FORECAST-WX WALL
WEATHER TEASE-WX ID DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
HAND SANITIZERS AT SCHOOL-TC MON NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-BNC
DENTAL HEALTH AND HEART DISEASE-VO NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-PKG
CERTAIN VENOM MAY STOP CANCER CELL GROWTH-VO NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-OC
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 A CHECK WASHING WARNING-VO APPLE IOS 8-VO
TZ3 B LEE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-VO NEXT AT 9-CLIP
CODY WX RATE OPEN-CLIP TEASE SIX------------
CROSSTALK INTO WX-CAM 9 WX EST TZ6 A LAUREN BACALL DIES-VOTOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL TZ6 B BIEBER REACHES PLEA DEAL IN FL CASE-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL
CHECK WASHING WARNING-VO LAUREN BACALL DIES-OC-SOTVO
NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-TRX-SOTVOTOPS
CHARLIE CRIST BUS TOUR-OC MLB TRIBUTE ROBIN WILLIAMS-SOTVO
LEE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-OTS VO BIEBER REACHES PLEA DEAL IN FL CASE-VO
CHARLOTTE COUNTY DRIVE SOBER-OC KEVIN COSTNER BUTTER-TRX-VOTOPS
PG POLICE IMPAIRED DRIVING-OC TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS
BONITA DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT-OTS VO TS1) HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-VOTOPS
RED TIDE GETTING CLOSER-TRX-VOTOPS TS2) MED MARIJUANA MEETING-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2-SHOT TS3) LEE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-VOTOPS
TZ3 A DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-VO-WIPE TS4) FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-VOTOPS
DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-2-SHOT FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX
DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-PKG CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


BREAKING NEWS CLIP


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ANCHOR SUPERS


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


IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HIT US.

THEN IT HOOKED AND TORE THROUGH CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

10 YEARS AGO TODAY HURRICANE CHARLEY CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF SWFL.

A LOOK BACK. AND WHERE WE ARE TODAY

a small red plane went down, we don't know the souls on board.

ABC 7 TALKING WITH THE CAPE CORAL MAN WHO WAS IN THAT PLANE CRASH.

WHAT HAPPENED MOMENTS BEFORE THEY CRASHED INTO SIESTA KEY BEACH.

ARE YOU CRAVING SWEETS?

MAYBE SOMETHING SALTY.

IT'S NOT FOOD YOUR BODY WANTS.

THE SECRETS TO YOUR CRAVINGS AND WHAT YOU REALLY NEED. Return to index of stories...


HL1) HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-VO-WIPE


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HL2) SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


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HL3) DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-VOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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FIRST WEATHER-2 SH PUSH ANIBOX


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE.

AND THANKS FOR JOINING US ON ABC SEVEN NEWS AT NINE.

I'M ROB EVANS

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

YOU CAN SEE THAT RAIN IS COMING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STORM WARN SEVEN LIVE DOPPLER RADAR.

IT'S A SLOW MOVING STORM STAYING IN LEE COUNTY.

STORM WARN SEVEN METEORLOGIST CODY MURPHY IS TRACKING WHERE THE RAIN IS HEADING.

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.

Scattered coastal showers are making an appearance this Wednesday morning. A few of them have meandered their way onshore but the bulk of Southwest Florida is dry this morning.

Through the morning a few more showers make sneak onshore but most activity will be confined to the coastal communities. This afternoon expect a mix of mostly sunshine and fair weather cumulus clouds. Highs again will top out in the low 90s near the normal for this time of year.

After midday, sea breeze interaction will setup conditions for scattered showers along both sides of I-75. Only mentions chances for rain around 30% but any given area this afternoon can't be ruled out entirely. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-BNC


ABC SEVEN IS ON TOP OF THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

RIGHT NOW-- FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS ARE CONTINUING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT INSTALLING A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM ON THE ENTIRE ISLAND.

JUST LAST MONTH-- ONE MAN DIED FROM A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

TWO OTHERS WERE HOSPITALIZED-- INCLUDING ZAC LATAWIEC.

DOCTORS SAY IT'S A MIRACLE HES ALIVE.

ABC7s ALEX DE ARMAS IS OUTSIDE FORT MYERS TOWN HALL WITH WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING DETECT ALEX LL


GOOD MORNING.

RIGHT NOW FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS ARE MEETING HERE AT TOWN HALL.

THEY ARE GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT INSTALLING A LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEM.

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THE EQUIPMENT WOULD DETECT LIGHTNING UP TO 10 MILES AWAY-- THEN THE SIRENS WOULD GO OFF.

WE'RE TOLD IT WOULD WORK 24 HOURS A DAY.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE OR VISIT THE BEACH STILL HAVE QUESTIONS --

LIKE IS IT NECESSARY FOR THE EQUIPMENT TO BE ON ALL DAY LONG?

WOULD A SIREN BE ENOUGH TO GET PEOPLE OF THE BEACH?

AND IF THE TOWN WOULD GIVE SOME TYPE OF PENALTY TO PEOPLE WHO DONT GET OFF THE BEACH?

THE TECHNOLOGY WOULD COST 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

RIGHT NOW, COUNCIL DOESNT KNOW WHERE THE MONEY WOULD COME FROM.

ON CAM

COUNCIL CAN VOTE ON AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH ON THE INSTALLATION.

THE MEETING STARTED AT 9AM.

SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COME-- YOU STILL HAVE TIME.

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU THE DEVELOPING DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-BNC


THESE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE BEST WAY TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE HAVE SPREAD THROUGHOUT ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW--

PUBLIC PARKS IN FORT MYERS ALREADY HAVE LIGHTNING DETECTION - THAT WAS A RESULT OF THE PUSH FROM A FORT MYERS GRANDMOTHER. NOW SHE'S TRYING TO GET LEE COMMISSIONERS TO HOP ON BOARD AS WELL AS THE CAPE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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DETROIT BUS FLOODS-TC MON NATSVO


DRENCHING RAIN LED TO FLASH FLOODS ACROSS THE U-S.

IN DETROIT, PEOPLE ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF HISTORIC RAINS.

THEY HAD NO WHERE TO GO.

NATS: "i am so scared! calm down, calm down, calm down, we're gonna be alright"

YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE WERE STUCK ON THE BUS AS THE WATER KEPT RISING.

SOME HIGHWAYS AND STREETS WERE IMPASSABLE.

PEOPLE ABANDONED THEIR CARS AND WHEN THEY CAME BACK FOR IT THEY COULD ONLY SEE THE TOP OF THE CAR.

ONE WOMAN WAS FOUND DEAD IN HER BASEMENT. Return to index of stories...


FLOOD RIPS THROUGH HOSPITAL-NATSVO


YOU CAN SEE THE WATER CRASHING THROUGH THE LOCKED DOORS AT A HOSPITAL CAFETERIA IN NEBRASKA.

NINE *FEET* OF GUSHING WATER OVERWHELMED THE HOSPITAL BUILDING.

ADMINISTRATORS SAY HEAVY RAIN BACKED UP THE CITY'S SEWER.

A BASEMENT FLOODED AS WELL.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

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NEVADA MUDSLIDE-TC MON VO


IN NEVADA PEOPLE ARE CLEANING UP THEIR STREETS AFTER A MUDLSIDE RIPPED THROUGH THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD!

HEAVY RAIN THERE WASHED A RIVER OF MUD AND DEBRIS DOWN THEIR STREET.

WORKERS HAVE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY TO CLEAN UP-

BUT SAY THERE IS STILL A LOT MORE TO BE DONE. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-EANIBOX FLY-OC


TODAY MARKS TEN YEARS. SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY HIT OUR SHORES.

IT LED A PATH OF DESTRUCTION THROUGH CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

PEOPLE WERE LEFT TO CLEAN UP MOUNDS OF DEBRIS --

AND DIDN'T HAVE POWER FOR WEEKS.

CREWS HAD TO CLEAR MORE THAN 2-THOUSAND MILES OF ROAD BEFORE UTILITIES COULD BE RESTORED.

SINCE THE STORM --

CITIES HAVE REBUILT --

AND PUT PLANS IN PLACE FOR FUTURE STORMS.

AND ON THIS ANNIVERSARY. LEE COUNTY COMMISSONERS DECLARING TODAY AS "JIM REIF DAY".

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FL OFFICIALS PG TOUR-VO-OC


FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH IN SWFL TODAY.

HE AND AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM TOURED THE DEVASTATION OF HURRICANE CHARLEY TOGETHER WITH PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE STORM'S LANDFALL IN 2004.

THEY'LL BE IN PUNTA GORDA AT 10:00 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE---

THEY WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE RESPONSE.AND REFLECTING ON EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED.

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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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NEW FERGUSON MO SHOOTING-VOTOPS


MORE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI--

THERE'S BEEN ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING.

THIS TIME--

FOUR MEN IN SKI MASKS, ARMED WITH SHOTGUNS, APPROACHED A CROWD.

ONE OFFICER CHASED A SUSPECTED SHOOTER.

POLICE SAY WHEN THE GUNMAN POINTED HIS HANDGUN AT THE OFFICER--

THE OFFICER SHOT THE MAN.

THE SHOOTER IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE OFFICER WAS NOT HURT.

POLICE DO *NOT* BELIEVE THE VIOLENCE WAS RELATED TO PROTESTS JUST BLOCKS AWAY--

OVER THE OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING OF 18-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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MED MARIJUANA MEETING-VO


THERE'S A MEETING HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN NAPLES ON HOW TO REGULATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE NAPLES PLANNING BOARD WANTS TO PLAN AHEAD -- IN CASE VOTERS SUPPORT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA.

IT'S ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER OPTIONS ON WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CAN BE SOLD IN NAPLES.

THE BOARD'S VOTE IS ONLY A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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HEALTH OVERHAUL FLORIDA-OC


AN IMPORTANT DEADLINE FOR FLORIDIANS WHO BOUGHT HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY YOU MUST HAVE DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION STATUS SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 5-TH.

IF NOT--

COVERAGE WILL END SEPTEMBER 30-TH.

NEARLY 100-THOUSAND FLORIDIANS ARE AFFECTED. Return to index of stories...


SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-OC-SOTVO


WE'RE HEARING THE 9-1-1 CALL MADE BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AS SOON AS THEY REALIZED A PLANE WAS GOING DOWN ON A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACH.

Air Controller: "directaly 10.1 miles south of the airport a small red aircraft went down we don't know the soles on board probably just south of Siesta Key."

THE PLANE FLIPPED OVER IN THE SURF WHEN THE PILOT TOUCHED DOWN NEAR SIESTA KEY.

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SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


"All he really did day was; he saw Siesta Key Beach, he saw a lot of people out on the beach, he did his best to get it away from the populated area and put it down in a safe location."

THOMAS HIT HIS HEAD ON THE DASHBOARD - HIS FRIEND WAS FINE.

THEN CAME THE WATER -

IT STARTED TO FILL THE PLANE -- THEY GOT OUT AS FAST AS THEY COULD AND SWAM TO SHORE.

DESPITE THE TERRIFYING CRASH - THOMAS SAYS HE WON'T STOP FLYING. Return to index of stories...


JESSE KORF RICIN PLEA-VO-WIPE


A LABELLE TEEN COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON AFTER ADMITTING HE MADE AND SOLD DEADLY TOXINS.

HE EVEN SENT SOME OF THE POISON OVERSEAS TO HELP A WOMAN WITH MURDER.

JESSE KORFF PLEADED GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT IN NEW JERSEY ON TUESDAY.

AGENTS ARRESTED HIM IN SWFL IN JANUARY.

THEY SAY HE SOLD THEM A DEADLY SUBSTANCE CALLED *A-BRIN ON AN UNDERGROUND WEBSITE.

DURING THE INVESTIGATION --

AGENTS FOUND KORFF SOLD THE SUBSTANCE TO A WOMAN IN ENGLAND WHO WAS PLOTTING TO KILL HER MOTHER.

THE F-B-I SPENT DAYS SEARCHING KORFF'S COMPOUND IN GLADES COUNTY.

THEY FOUND A PIPE BOMB, SEVERAL WEAPONS, RICIN AND A METH LAB. Return to index of stories...


ASSESSORS ARRIVE IN IRAQ-VO


NEW THIS MORNING--

ANOTHER 130 U.S. TROOPS HAVE ARRIVED IN IRAQ.

THE PENTAGON DESCRIBES IT AS A TEMPORARY MISSION TO ASSESS THE SCOPE OF THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

THOUSANDS OF IRAQI CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN THREATENED AND DISPLACED BY MILITANTS FROM THE GROUP ISIS.

MANY STILL TRAPPED ON A MOUNTAIN.

DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL SAYS THIS IS NOT A COMBAT OPERATION.

INSTEAD, HE CALLS THE TROOPS, ASSESSORS. Return to index of stories...


LAUREN BACALL-OC-NATSVO


CLASSIC AND CLASSY WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF BRASH--

ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S LEGENDS--

LAUREN BACALL HAS PASSED AWAY--

SHE WAS A LEADING LADY FOR DECADES--

"you know how to whistle don't you Steve.you just put your lips together and blow."

THE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINEE--

AND TONY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS WAS 89.

SHE DIED YESTERDAY AT A NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL.

SHE ONCE SAID, "STARDOM ISN'T A CAREER, IT'S AN ACCIDENT."

BACALL HAD A LONG MOVIE CAREER--

STARRING IN FILMS SUCH AS "HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE" AND "MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS,"--

AND WITH HUSBAND HUMPHREY BOGART IN "TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT" AND "THE BIG SLEEP."

BACALL OUTLIVED BOGART BY MORE THAN 50 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


CAUSE OF DEATH ROBIN WILLIAMS-VOTOPS-OC


THE LOS ANGELES CORONER HAS CONFIRMED THAT BELOVED ACTOR AND COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS DIED FROM SUICIDE BY HANGING.

POLICE SAY HIS BODY WAS FOUND IN HIS BEDROOM BY HIS PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

HE WAS CLOTHED, WITH CUTS ON HIS WRISTS AND A BELT AROUND HIS NECK.

WILLIAMS WAS BATTLING DEPRESSION AND JUST GETTING OUT OF REHAB FOR DRUG USE.

WE'RE ALSO HEARING FROM WILLIAMS' 25-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER FOR THE FIRST TIME--

IN A STATEMENT SHE SAID--

"I'LL NEVER, EVER UNDERSTAND HOW HE COULD BE LOVED SO DEEPLY AND NOT FIND IT IN HIS HEART TO STAY."

HE WAS 63 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO LUCAS-TC MON VO


ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST SAND SCULPTING COMPETITIONS IS ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY IN NAPLES--

CHILDREN ARE URGED TO UNLEASH THEIR CREATIVITY TO HELP A GOOD CAUSE.

ABC 7'S LUCAS SEILER JOINS US LIVE NOW FROM THE LA PLAYA RESORT WITH THE DETAILS--

LUCAS--- Return to index of stories...


FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-REM-LIVE


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FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-VO-WIPE


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FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-SOTVO


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FMB SAND SCULPTING FOR KIDS-REM-LIVE


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NEXT AT 9 CLIP-CLIP


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TEASE ONE-----------


COMING UP NEXT. IS YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING COMPLETE?

DID YOU BUY HAND SANITIZER?

WHY YOU MIGHT JUST BE WASTING YOUR MONEY!

AND WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BRUSH OUR TEETH. BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU SHOULDN'T BE USING ONE TYPE OF TOOTHBRUSH?

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY, UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) HAND SANITIZERS AT SCHOOL-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) DENTAL HEALTH AND HEART DISEASE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


HAND SANITIZERS AT SCHOOL-TC MON


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING

DO YOU HAVE YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL CHECK-LIST:

PENCILS, NOTEBOOK, BACKPACK, HAND SANITIZER?

WHICH ONE MIGHT BE WASTING YOUR MONEY?

ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY. THESE ALCOHOL-BASED GELS ARE NO PROTECTION AGAINST SICK DAYS.

RESEARCHERS FOUND SICK DAYS WERE ROUGHLY THE SAME OVER A FIVE-MONTH PERIOD FOR CHILDREN THAT JUST WASHED THEIR HANDS OR

USED HAND SANITIZERS.

PARENTS EXPERTS SAY YOU MIGHT JUST WANT TO GET BACK TO THE BASICS TEACHING YOUR CHILD GOOD HAND WASHING AND HYGIENE. Return to index of stories...


DENTAL HEALTH AND HEART DISEASE-VO


BRUSHING AND FLOSSING YOUR TEETH SHOULD BE A PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE.

THAT'S BECAUSE TOOTH DECAY CAN CAUSE ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS.

THIS INCLUDES ABSCESSES AND INFLAMMATION IN THE BODY THAT CAN LEAD TO HEART DISEASE.

YOU SHOULD BRUSH YOUR TEETH FOR TWO MINUTES, WITH A LIGHT TO A MEDIUM AMOUNT OF FORCE.

TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM USING A MEDIUM OR A HARD TOOTH BRUSH ---IT WILL CAUSE SOME DAMAGE TO YOUR ACTUAL TEETH. Return to index of stories...


CERTAIN VENOM MAY STOP CANCER CELL GROWTH-VO


VENOM COULD BE THE NEW WAY TO STOP CANCER CELL GROWTH.

SCIENTISTS USED THE VENOM FROM BEES, SNAKES AND SCORPIONS. SIMILAR TO HOW ANCIENT DOCTORS TREATED AILMENTS.

ALTHOUGH VENOM CAN HURT ALL CELLS… THIS TECHNIQUE WILL. IN THEORY. ONLY TARGET CANCER CELLS.

THE WORK IS STILL IN THE EARLY STAGES… BUT IT HAS SHOWN SUCCESS IN STOPPING BREAST CANCER AND MELANOMA CELL GROWTH IN LAB TESTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


THE NEXT TIME YOU PUT A CHECK IN THE MAIL. YOU'LL WANT TO REMEMBER THIS STORY.

THIEVES ARE STEALING YOUR CHECKS. ALTERING THEM, AND MAKING THEM OUT TO THEMSELVES.

HOW YOU CAN STOP THEM IN THEIR TRACKS.

AND, IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PART TIME JOB.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO BECOME A BUS DRIVER! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A CHECK WASHING WARNING-VO


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TZ3 B LEE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-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.

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.

Scattered coastal showers are making an appearance this Wednesday morning. A few of them have meandered their way onshore but the bulk of Southwest Florida is dry this morning.

Through the morning a few more showers make sneak onshore but most activity will be confined to the coastal communities. This afternoon expect a mix of mostly sunshine and fair weather cumulus clouds. Highs again will top out in the low 90s near the normal for this time of year.

After midday, sea breeze interaction will setup conditions for scattered showers along both sides of I-75. Only mentions chances for rain around 30% but any given area this afternoon can't be ruled out entirely. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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CHECK WASHING WARNING-VO


WE HAVE A NEW WARNING FOR YOU THIS MORNING!

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES WANT YOU TO WATCH YOUR BANK ACCOUNT --

AND YOUR MAILBOX!

THEY SAY THIEVES ARE TARGETING MAILBOXES OVERNIGHT --

AND SWIPING CHECKS.

THEN --

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- THEY USE CHEMICALS TO WASH THE CHECKS --

AND RE-WRITE A LARGER AMOUNT.MAKING THEM OUT TO THEMSELVES AND CASHING THEM.

TO PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT -- DEPUTIES SAY --

USE GEL PENS WHEN FILLING OUT YOUR CHECKS. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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CHARLIE CRIST BUS TOUR-OC


NEW THIS MORNING

CHARLIE CRIST IS KICKING OFF HIS THREE DAY "RESTORE THE CUTS" SCHOOL BUS TOUR.

THE TOUR STARTS IN JACKSONVILLE TODAY.ORLANDO AND TAMPA TOMORROW.

AND MIAMI ON FRIDAY.

THE TOUR IS EXPECTED TO HIGHLIGHT RICK SCOTT'S 1.3 BILLION DOLLAR CUT TO EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


LEE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-OTS VO


ABC7 ALSO UNCOVERED LEE COUNTY NEEDS MORE BUS DRIVERS.

SOME 70 DRIVERS FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR A REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE THIS YEAR.

THE DISTRICT IS EXPECTING MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED NEW STUDENTS --

SO IT HAD TO ADD MORE BUSES, MORE ROUTES AND MORE DRIVERS.

SO RIGHT NOW --

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 50 PART-TIME DRIVERS.

THE JOB PAYS 13 DOLLARS AN HOUR.

THE DISTRICT ALSO TRAINS DRIVERS WITHOUT EXPERIENCE.

ANYONE WITH A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD CAN APPLY ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DRIVE SOBER-OC


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE KICKING OFF A NEW CAMPAIGN TO KEEP YOU SAFE THIS UPCOMING LABOR DAY.

"DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER."

SIMPLE AS THAT.

THE CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF TODAY AND RUNS THROUGH LABOR DAY ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST.

DEPUTIES ARE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR PEOPLE WHO MAY BE DRIVING IMPAIRED OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. Labor Day "Drive Sober" Campaign Begins

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Sheriff Bill Prummell

7474 Utilities Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982-2417 941-639-2101 www.ccso.org

DATE: August 11, 2014

TIME: 1:30 pm

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, Punta Gorda, Florida

NEWS RELEASE:

Labor Day "Drive Sober" Campaign Begins

As we approach the traditional "end of summer" holiday, the Sheriff's Office reminds everyone to enjoy their Labor day and the dog days of summer in a responsible way by driving sober.

The latest "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign officially begins on Wednesday August 13 and runs through Labor Day on Monday September 1. During that time, the Sheriff's Office will be especially watchful for people who may be driving while impaired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that sponsors the campaign, "one of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes , has become a serious safety epidemic in our country."

"If you are going to parties where you intend to drink, make sure you have a designated driver," Sheriff Bill Prummell said. "If you drink and drive, you are putting yourself and others at risk. So 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' like the campaign slogan says."

PREPARED BY:

Debbie Bowe

7474 Utilities Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33982

575-5252

debbie.bowe@ccso.org

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PG POLICE IMPAIRED DRIVING-OC


PUNTA GORDA POLICE ARE ALSO CRACKING DOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVERS.

THEY WILL JOIN OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE COUNRY IN A NATIONAL EFFORT TO PROMOTE SAFE DRIVING.

THE CAMPAIGN ALSO ENDS SEPTEMBER FIRST.

POLICE HOPE THE CAMPAIGN WILL RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF IMPAIRED DRIVING AND SAVE MORE LIVES ON THE ROAD.

NEWS RELEASE

August 5, 2014

Punta Gorda Police Crack Down on Impaired Driving During National Enforcement Campaign

Beginning August 13th, Punta Gorda Police Officers have joined forces across the country in

an aggressive effort to crack down on impaired driving. The national impaired driving

enforcement campaign will last through month of August.

Did you know that impaired driving is one of America's most often committed and

deadliest crimes? All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have established

a threshold making it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of.08 grams

per deciliter or higher. Yet 10,228 people died in 2010 in traffic crashes in which at least one

vehicle driver or motorcycle rider had a BAC of.08 or higher. But your enforcement efforts

can help reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads and save lives in 2014!

Chief Albert A. Arenal stated, "We want all of our residents and visitors to have a safe 2014. If you

decide to drink alcohol, please have a designated driver."

This campaign, which ends on September 1, 2014, is an effort to get impaired drivers off the road,

raise public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving, and most importantly, to save more

lives on our roadways.

Prepared by:

Captain Thomas P. Lewis

Punta Gorda Police Department

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BONITA DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT-OTS VO


CITY LEADERS IN BONITA SPRINGS WANT TO BRING NEW BUSINESSES AND MORE SHOPPERS INTO THEIR DOWNTOWN.

TO DO IT --

COSMETIC CHANGES.

WIDENING SIDEWALKS.

ADDING STREET SIDE PARKING.

WORKERS ARE IN THE DESIGN PHASE RIGHT NOW.

IT COULD COST 16 MILLION DOLLARS.

LEE COUNTY HAS OFFERED TO PAY FOR HALF.

RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING INTO WAYS TO MAKE TRAFFIC FLOW SMOOTHER THROUGH DOWNTOWN.

ONE OPTION IS ADDING AT LEAST ONE ROUNDABOUT AT THE BUSIEST INTERSECTION. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE GETTING CLOSER-TRX-VOTOPS


A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM CONTINUES TO GROW -- AS IT MOVES DOWN THE FLORIDA COAST.

THE TOXIC ALGAE IS ABOUT 20 MILES OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW -- THE BLOOM IS 60 MILES WIDE --

90 MILES LONG --

RED TIDE APPEARS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO ALMOST EVERY YEAR --

BUT OFFICIALS HAVEN'T SEEN ONE THIS SIZE SINCE 2005.

F-W-C SAYS THIS BLOOM HAS KILLED AROUND 1-THOUSAND FISH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2-SHOT


CRAVINGS.

THEY CAN DRIVE YOU NUTS

AND SOMETIMES THERE'S NO STOPPING TILL YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT

BUT IS THERE A SCIENCE BEHIND WHAT WE CRAVE?

NEXT AT NINE--

WHAT YOUR CRAVINGS MEAN AND WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO EAT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-VO-WIPE


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DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-2-SHOT


THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEELING HUNGRY AND CRAVING A SPECIFIC FOOD.

INTENSE FOOD CRAVINGS ARE OFTEN A SIGN YOU'RE LACKING CERTAIN NUTRIENTS.

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU TAKES A LOOK WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID ALL TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


DECODING YOUR CRAVINGS-PKG


Could your CRAVINGS be CLUES that something's EATING at

you?

Let's start with the oh-so common caffeine craving.

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"A lot of people CRAVE caffeine. So, what does it say about

them?"

RACHEL BELLER, nutritionist

"It might say they might just need some satisfaction. Maybe

something's

going on in their life that they think that's gonna be the

pick-me-up. There's

nothing wrong with coffee, in moderation."

Beller says craving caffeine indicates a need for energy,

and a LULL could mean you're actually DEHYDRATED.

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"Instead of coffee or sodas, all day long, what is a better

option?"

RACHEL BELLER, nutritionist

"You might just need some water to quench your thirst."

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

"Mm."

RACHEL BELLER, nutritionist, as she trades Abbie: water for

coffee

"And that might be a good trade-off."

What about if you crave ICE?

DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

"It could mean you're bored; you're dehydrated or thirsty;

you just consumed a hot beverage and want to cool your

mouth

off. But there HAVE been some case reports of people

craving ice

when they have iron deficiency anemia."

And, are you quick to order mashed potatoes and mac and

cheese?

RACHEL BELLER, nutritionist

"It might mean that you're lacking some serotonin, which is

a feel-good hormone. Sometimes

a treadmill can do that - it increases serotonin and that's

why we encourage exercise."

Beller says: turn to HEALTHY comfort foods, like whole wheat

pasta and yams. Or, even try

getting a massage! Cravings for fatty food might be your brain

telling you:

don't go COLD TURKEY!

RACHEL BELLER, nutritionist

"It's better to have a little bit of good, healthy FATS

which could prevent you from

wanting the UNhealthy fats."

ABBIE BOUDREAU:

" So, THIS is my craving.

So, what does it say about me?"

RACHEL BELLER, nutritionist

"It says that you might just be lacking some fat in your

diet.

A few is fine to have. It's ok to have a little fun!"

Food for thought - in MODERATION!

For Good Morning America, Abbie Boudreau, ABC News, Los

Angeles. Return to index of stories...


EXPENSIVE STATES FOR CARS-OC-VIDBOX


OWNING A CAR IN FLORIDA IS NOT CHEAP.THAT'S ACCORDING TO BANK RATE

RESEARCHERS RANKED STATES ON THE COST OF GAS, INSURANCE AND REPAIRS.

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS ABOUT 22-HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR ON THEIR CAR.

WYOMING IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATE, FOLLOWED BY LOUISIANA.

FLORIDA ROUNDED OUT THE TOP THREE.

THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO OWN A CAR IS THE MIDWEST. Return to index of stories...


SWFL MOBILE AIRPORTS-OC-VO-CG-OC


EVEN THOUGH FLORIDA IS THE 3RD MOST EXPENSIVE STATE TO OWN A CAR.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS REASON TO BRAG.

ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT -

R-S-W RANKS NUMBER ONE IN TERMS OF MOBILE PERFORMANCE AT AIRPORTS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

WE HAVE THE BEST WI-FI.

OTHER TOP SCORERS --

CHICAGOS O-HARE INTERNATIONAL.

ORANGE COUNTY'S - JOHN WAYNE -

AND THE AIRPORT IN MEMPHIS.

50-AIRPORTS WERE TESTED.

THEY WERE EVALUTATED ON CARRIER, PERFORMANCE RANKING - AND THEIR MEDIAN DOWNLOAD SPEEDS.

For many of us, a mobile phone is just as necessary as our luggage or passport when we're traveling. Not only do we rely on our phones to check in for flights and keep abreast of any delays or changes, we use them to let all our friends on social media know that we are jetting off. Not to mention that we can get work done on our phones and use them as a weapon against boredom during the inevitable, seemingly endless waiting.

A variety of factors can impact your mobile experience at airports, from dense building materials to network infrastructure types to your location within the airport itself. Take a look at our handy infographic to learn about some of the mobile performance challenges you might encounter at airports.

We know how important airport mobile service is for you, and that's why we test the data performance of major mobile carriers at the 50 busiest airports in the U.S.-from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which sees nearly 47 million passengers per year, to Port Columbus International Airport in Columbus, OH, with just over 3 million passengers annually.

You can check out which airports scored highest overall, which ones scored highest for your carrier, and how results have changed over the past year.

High-flying airports

To offer an overall picture of mobile performance at airports, we've ranked 50 U.S. airports by data performance. Here are the top five in our list:

Southwest Florida International Airport

O'Hare International Airport

John Wayne Airport - Orange County

Memphis International Airport

General Mitchell International Airport

Check out the chart at the end of this report to see performance results for all 50 airports at a glance. Users may generally get better performance at the airports that are ranked higher, although that may vary by individual carrier.

The rankings are based on an average of all carriers' performance at a particular airport, weighted by the estimated national percentage of subscribers on a given network. This means that if one carrier has a higher share of subscribers than another, that carrier's scores are weighted more heavily to ensure that the total score is representative of the current mobile landscape.

First-class mobile service

Curious about which airports might offer the best data performance specifically for you? Check out the top 5 airports scoring highest in data performance by carrier.

Top 5 airport data RootScores by carrier

AT&T's top 5 airport RootScores RootScore

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 98.5

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 98.3

Indianapolis International Airport 97.9

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport 97.9

Sacramento International Airport 97.6

Sprint's top 5 airport RootScores RootScore

O'Hare International Airport 98.8

Southwest Florida International Airport 97.5

John Wayne Airport - Orange County 97.4

Port Columbus International Airport 93.1

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport 92.5

T-Mobile's top 5 airport RootScores RootScore

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport 99.2

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 99.0

Metropolitan Oakland International Airport 99.0

Sacramento International Airport 98.8

George Bush Intercontinental Airport 98.4

Verizon's top 5 airport RootScores

RootScore

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport 99.9

Southwest Florida International Airport 99.7

Midway International Airport 99.7

O'Hare International Airport 99.7

Indianapolis International Airport 99.4

See our methodology for more details on how RootScores are calculated.

Taking off over time

To give you a sense of how mobile network data performance at airports has changed, we've compared the latest results to those from the second half of 2013. Keep in mind that if more than one network won a RootScore Award at an airport, both got credit for the victory. In other words, while we tested at 50 airports, a handful of first-place ties means that we handed out more than 50 Airport RootScore Awards.

In our testing for the first half of 2014, Verizon pulled ahead of the other carriers with the No. 1 ranking at 30 airports, compared with only 19 wins in our RootScore Report for the second half of 2013.

T-Mobile also made impressive gains for 2014, winning the top ranking at 20 airports, compared with only 9 wins last time.

Meanwhile, AT&T won the No. 1 ranking at 36 airports last time, but only had 11 wins in our latest testing, falling to third among the networks.

Fast-flying data speeds

Waiting around at the airport can be frustrating enough; you don't want to be waiting on your phone because of slow data speeds as well. In our testing, Verizon led the pack in airport data speeds with a blazing 77.8 Mbps at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Meanwhile, AT&T's fastest median download speed was 37.4 Mbps, recorded at Dallas Love Field. Sprint's top recorded speed was 30.4 Mbps at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, while T-Mobile's fastest speed was 27.3 Mbps at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson.

Destination: More informed mobile decisions

Airport RootScore Reports are part of a broader, complementary series of reports and tools that we offer to help you make more informed mobile decisions. Our professional testers have recently finished testing the top 125 metropolitan markets in the U.S. once again, and you can find these Metro reports on our RootScore Reports page.

And watch for our mid-year review, featuring a comprehensive evaluation of network performance at the national level, coming soon.

Airport data performance results at a glance

Check out the chart below for a breakdown of all 50 airports we tested, including performance ranking, RootScore Award winners for each airport, and their median download speeds. Also included is download success rate, which is the percentage of successful lite data downloads recorded-an indication of network reliability. For more detail, check out the individual RootScore Reports for each airport.

Rank Airport RootScore

Award winner Median

download speed * Download

success rate *

1 Fort Myers, FL

Southwest Florida International Airport Verizon 38.5 Mbps 99.9%

2 Chicago, IL

Chicago O'hare International Airport Verizon 55.6 Mbps 100%

3 Los Angeles, CA

John Wayne Airport Verizon

T-Mobile 19.1 Mbps

14.0 Mbps 100%

99.9%

4 Memphis, TN

Memphis International Airport T-Mobile

AT&T 16.7 Mbps

10.8 Mbps 99.7%

100%

5 Milwaukee, WI

General Mitchell International Airport Verizon 23.1 Mbps 100%

6 Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis International Airport Verizon 24.5 Mbps 100%

7 Washington, DC

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport T-Mobile 23 Mbps 97.1%

8 Las Vegas, NV

McCarran International Airport Verizon 21.5 Mbps 99.7%

9 Columbus, OH

Port Columbus International Airport Verizon 25.7 Mbps 100%

10 Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh International Airport AT&T

Verizon 12.4 Mbps

14.7 Mbps 99.8%

99.0%

11 Atlanta, GA

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport AT&T

Verizon 33.9 Mbps

77.8 Mbps 99.6%

98.9%

12 Chicago, IL

Chicago Midway International Airport Verizon 71.3 Mbps 100%

13 Baltimore, MD

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Verizon 48.2 Mbps 100%

14 Raleigh, NC

Raleigh-Durham International Airport Verizon 20.2 Mbps 100%

15 Miami, FL

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Verizon 15.5 Mbps 99.8%

16 Sacramento, CA

Sacramento International Airport T-Mobile 23.5 Mbps 100%

17 Seattle, WA

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport T-Mobile

Verizon 15.0 Mbps

11.1 Mbps 98.9%

99.7%

18 Washington, DC

Washington Dulles International Airport Verizon 17.5 Mbps 99.4%

19 Kansas City, MO

Kansas City International Airport T-Mobile

Verizon 13.5 Mbps

10.2 Mbps 99.9%

99.9%

20 New York City And Tri-State Area

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RENTING TEXTBOOKS-VO


GOING TO COLLEGE IS EXPENSIVE ----

ESPECIALLY WHEN THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR TEXTBOOKS IS UP TO 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO CUT THOSE COSTS.

FIRST-

BUY USED WHEN YOU CAN.

NEW BOOKS ARE PRINTED EVERY FOUR YEARS AND USING AN OLDER EDITION MAY NOT BE AN OPTION.

SECOND-

RENT YOUR BOOKS.

SEARCH ONLINE-

COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON AND BARNES AND NOBLE OFFER TEXTBOOK RENTAL.

SOME SITES CLAIM THEY CAN SAVE YOU UP TO 90 PERCENT ON YOUR BOOKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2-SHOT


COMING UP ON ABC--7 SOME WACKY WEATHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

DRENCHING RAIN LED TO FLASH FLOODS AND DRAMATIC RESCUES ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC AND SOUTHWEST.

PLUS--TALK ABOUT THE ULTIMATE FORT.

EMPLOYEES AT A TEXAS WALMART WERE SHOCKED TO FIND A TEENAGE BOY SECRETLY LIVING INSIDE THE STORE FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

AND A NAPLES HOMELESS SHELTER HAS FOUND A UNIQUE WAY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF ANIMALS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A WILD WX-VO-WIPE


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TZ4 B 14 YR OLD LIVES IN WALMART-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ4 C PTSD SERVICE DOGS-VOTOPS


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CROSSTALK WX TEASE-2SH-WX GFX


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NEWS AT 9:00 OPEN-CLIP


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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-SAT 3 TOPS


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

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

THE DOW, COMING OFF A SLIGHT DROP ON TUESDAY. DOWN NINE POINTS AT 16-560.

FUTURES POINT TO A HIGHER OPENING TODAY.

RETAIL SALES DATA FOR JULY ARE DUE OUT TODAY. THAT'S CLOSELY WATCHED BECAUSE IT ACCOUNTS FOR 70 PERCENT OF THE ECONOMY.

SALES ROSE JUST A BIT IN JUNE. SHOWING THAT CONSUMERS REMAIN CAUTIOUS.

SALES FELL AT RESTAURANTS AND AT AUTO DEALERS SLIGHTLY, AND SHARPLY AT BUILDING AND GARDEN SUPPLY STORES. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPS


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TS1) HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-BNC OC-VO-OC


TODAY MARKS TEN YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY CAME ASHORE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -

CUTTING A LINE OF DESTRUCTION THROUGH CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

IT TOOK 18 DAYS AFTER THE STORM FOR SOME PEOPLE TO RECIEVE POWER.

F-P-L NOW SAYS THEY'RE USING WHAT'S CALLED SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY TO FIND AND FIX POWER OUTAGES.

TODAY--

FLORIDA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM AND FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH WILL BE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

--TO MARK 10 YEARS SINCE CHARLEY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MED MARIJUANA MEETING-VOTOPS


THERE'S A MEETING HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN NAPLES ON HOW TO REGULATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE NAPLES PLANNING BOARD WANTS TO PLAN AHEAD -- IN CASE VOTERS SUPPORT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA.

IT'S ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER OPTIONS ON WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CAN BE SOLD IN NAPLES.

THE BOARD'S VOTE IS ONLY A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


TS3) FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-BNC OC VO


WITH RAIN ON THE RADAR.WE''RE KEEPING OUR EYES ON LIGHTNING

RIGHT NOW.FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS ARE LOOKING INTO ADDING LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS ON ESTERO ISLAND.

LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE IN SEPTEMBER.

IT'S ESTIMATED THAT THE WARNING SYSTEM WOULD COST AROUND 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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WILD WX-TC MON VO


MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ARE STILL IN THE BULLSEYE THIS MORNING--

AFTER STORMY WEATHER MOVES UP THE EAST COAST AND THROUGH THE MIDWEST--

STRONG SUMMER STORMS CAUSING DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODS ACROSS A BIG PART OF THE COUNTRY.

RECORD SETTING RAIN--

DRAMATIC RESCUES--

AND SOME CARS STILL STRANDED AND ABANDONED IN STREETS THAT LOOK LIKE RIVERS.

ABC'S TAHMAN BRADLEY HAS OUR STORY. Return to index of stories...


WILD WX-PKG


PKG SCRIPT:

From the Midwest to the Northeast -- record rainfall.

Some areas got an estimated ten inches! And today, more rain may be on the

way.

Flash flooding kept emergency teams busy.

This dramatic water rescue in Phoenix was caught on tape. A man jumps from

the roof of his car onto a fire truck.

Outside Washington, DC, this woman was trapped in her car.

SOT Larry Celendar, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue

"I GUESS SHE DROVE INTO THE WATER, IT ROSE AND SHE GOT STUCK."

The Baltimore beltway was backed up for miles yesterday afternoon.

And this morning, the area is still a mess.

Creeks and streams are filled, and streets look like rivers.

Baltimore International Airport got crushed. The outside parking lots

flooded. The travelers who left these cars are not gonna be happy.

MOS - Maryland driver

"I'M SHOCKED. I'M SURPRISED. I'VE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS BEFORE."

Detroit got its heaviest rainfall total in almost a century. Hundreds of

abandoned cars stuck on flooded streets and highways.

MOS

"LOT OF THEM WERE SWIMMING OUT OF THERE. PEOPLE WERE CLIMBING UP THE

EMBANKMENT."

State police dive teams checked the submerged vehicles for stranded people.

. while forklifts moved cars.

MOS

"IT PROBABLY TOOK US ABOUT THREE HOURS TO GET MAYBE 15 MINUTE DRIVE LAST

NIGHT. / I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN MY WHOLE LIFE."

Today's forecast up and down the East Coast calls for even more rain.

Flash flood watches extend from the Mid-Atlantic through Maine, with some

areas expecting up to three more inches of rain.

Tahman Bradley, ABC News, Washington. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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CLIPPERS SALE TO STEVE BALLMER GOES THROUGH-VO


IT'S OFFICIAL

THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS HAS A NEW OWNER.

EX-MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALLMER WILL OFFICIALLY REPLACE DONALD STERLING

THE LEAGUE SAID A CALIFORNIA COURT ISSUED AN ORDER ON TUESDAY.

CONFIRMING THE AUTHORITY OF SHELLY STERLING TO SELL THE TEAM.

SHELLY STERLING WAS THE SOLE TRUSTEE AFTER HER HUSBAND, DONALD, WAS FOUND MENTALLY INCAPACITATED.

THE NEGOTIATED 2 BILLION DOLLAR SALE PRICE. IS A RECORD FOR AN NBA TEAM. Return to index of stories...


NC: POLICE CRUISER HITS ROBBERY SUSPECT-VO


ONE ROBBERY SUSPECT THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET AWAY AFTER BREAKING INTO A PHARMACY.

CHECK OUT THIS DASH CAM VIDEO-

OF A MAN GETTING HIT BY A POLICE CRUISER--

WHILE TRYING TO RUN AWAY.

POLICE SAY THEY BELIEVE HE BROKE INTO IT TO STEAL PAIN PILLS.

AFTER NOT FINDING ANY--

HE ESCAPED TRHOUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH WINDOW.

THAT'S WHERE HE WAS CONFRONTED BY POLICE.

HE WAS LATER ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


NY: KNOCKOUT ATTACK-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR TV.

NEW YORK CITY POLICE ARE SEARCHING THESE TWO YOUNG MEN IN CONNECTION WITH A DISTURBING ASSAULT ON A 72-YEAR-OLD MAN.

POLICE SAY THE TWO MEN ATTACKED THE UNSUSPECTING MAN FOR NO REASON.

THEY BELIEVE IT'S TIED TO THE "KNOCKOUT" GAME.

THE ELDERLY VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH BRUISES AND PAIN TO HIS HEAD AND FACE. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER SAVES CHOKING WOMAN-TRX-VOTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS -

THIS IS DASH CAM VIDEO FROM A POLICE OFFICER IN MINNESOTA.

YOU CAN SEE HE IS FOLLOWING A CAR -

WHEN THE CAR MAKES A STOP ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

HE WANTED TO PULL HER OVER FOR RUNNING A RED LIGHT.

TURNS OUT -

THE WOMAN WAS CHOKING!

THE OFFICER GRABBED THE WOMAN AND STARTED TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER SAVES CHOKING WOMAN-SOTVO


"For the first second or so I thought she might be trying to get out of ticket. And then I realized."

Are you choking?

'I tried to dislodge the item from her throat by

THANKFULLY-

THE WOMAN WAS SAVED AND GAVE THE OFFICER A BIG THANK YOU. Return to index of stories...


14 YR OLD LIVES IN WALMART-VO


THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERY DAY!

A 14-YEAR OLD WASN'T JUST HIDING IN WALMART --

HE WAS SECRETLY LIVING INSIDE WALMART FOR SEVERAL DAYS. Return to index of stories...


14 YR OLD LIVES IN WALMART-SOTVO


You never expect that you're at Walmart and someone has been

living there for four days that crazy."

POLICE WERE CALLED AND RELEASED THE BOY TO THE CUSTODY OF RELATIVES.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES SAYS THE BOY LIVES WITH RELATIVES--

BUT WAS VISITING OTHER RELATIVES WHEN HE DISAPPEARED.

THERE'S NO INDICATION WALMART PLANS TO FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES AT THIS POINT. Return to index of stories...


MOM ARRESTED IN FIRE CHALLENGE-OC-VO-OC


THIS STORY IS DISTURBING!

A NORTH CAROLINA MOTHER IS ACCUSED OF HELPING HER SON --

SET HIMSELF ON FIRE.

POLICE SAY IT WAS PART OF A DARE KNOWN AS THE "FIRE CHALLENGE."

WE'VE TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS DANGEROUS GAME BEFORE.

PEOPLE POUR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS ON THEMSELVES --

AND SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE.

THE HOPE IT PUT THE FIRE OUT BEFORE THEY BURN THEIR SKIN.

AND ACHIEVE YOUTUBE FAME AT THE SAME TIME.

POLICE SAY THE CHARLOTTE WOMAN'S SON SUFFERED MINOR BURNS.

SHE'S FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


BRIDGE WHITE FLAG-VOTOPS


WE NOW KNOW WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR PLACING WHITE FLAGS ATOP THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE LAST MONTH.

TWO GERMAN ARTISTS ARE NOW CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL BE ABLE TO EXTRADITE THE MEN TO THE UNITED STATES. Return to index of stories...


PTSD SERVICE DOGS-NATSVO


A NAPLES SHELTER IS HELPING ADDICTS WITH THEIR RECOVERY.

THEY'RE VOLUNTEERING TO TRAIN SERVICE DOGS FOR DISABLED VETERANS.

"are you a good boy"

SAINT MATTHEW'S HOUSE TEAMED UP WITH A NON PROFIT THAT GIVES VETERANS SERVICE DOGS.

THESE RECOVERING ADDICTS CARE FOR AND TRAIN THESE DOGS 24/7.

THEY WILL HELP THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO'VE SERVED THIS COUNTRY.

THEY SAY IN THE END - THESE DOGS ARE HELPING THEM. SHOWING THEM THEY, TOO, HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE. Return to index of stories...


PTSD SERVICE DOGS-(2SOTVO)


Jason Cross Liason/ former addict 22:12:52 It's a program that I have came through myself and has saved my life

Anthony Distefano 22513 I have a sense of responsibility now, a sense of purpose. 4

A WELL TRAINED SERVICE DOG CAN COST AT LEAST 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HAVING RECOVERING ADDICTS VOLUNTEER TO TRAIN THE DOGS -- MAKES THEM FREE.

VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ABLE TO GET A DOG FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


SGT WILSON TRIBUTE-OC-CG-SS


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL HONOR ONE OF THEIR OWN.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL RETIRE SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON'S NUMBER BEFORE THE STONE CRABS BASEBALL GAME TONIGHT

THIS WILL HAPPEN BEFORE THE FIRST PITCH AT 6:30.

BAD WEATHER CANCELED THE GAME LAST WEEK.

SERGEANT WILSON WAS AMBUSHED AND KILLED ON DUTY ONE YEAR AGO. Return to index of stories...


NJ CHRISTIE TAKES ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-OC-NATSVO


NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE IS PROVING AGAIN HE DOESN'T MIND A LITTLE HUMILIATION.

nats of ice bucket

THAT'S CHRISTIE. TAKING PART IN THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

THE TREND IS ALL TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE A-L-S FOUNDATION.

ALSO KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE.

CHRISTIE NOMINATED THREE OTHERS TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE WITHIN 24 HOURS OR DONATE $100.

THE ALS FOUNDATION SAYS THEY'VE RAISED 4-MILLION DOLLARS SINCE JULY 29 THANKS TO THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FIVE--------------


IT'S A NEW PHONE BUT IT WHAT IT *DOESN'T HAVE THAT'S MAKING NEWS--

NO CAMERA--

NO INTERNET--

NOW SOCIAL MEDIA--

SO WHAT'S THE POINT--

WE EXPLAIN NEXT AT NINE.

THEN THIS--

Joe Lynch/Clarksville:"I guess my mission right now is to find out who these tapes belong to so I can get 'em back to 'em."

IT WAS A BARGAIN AT GOODWILL--

BUT IT HOLDS PRICELESS MEMORIES FOR A FAMILY--

THE ONE MAN MISSION TO GET THESE PICTURES BACK WHERE THEY BELONG. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-VOTOPS-


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TZ5 B GOODWILL CAMERA HOLDS PRECIOUS MEMORIES-SOTV


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WEATHER TEASE-WX ID


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


GOODWILL CAMERA HOLDS PRECIOUS MEMORIES-2-SHOT


MOST OF US WILL NEVER KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE THINGS WE FIND AT THE THRIFT STORE.

BUT AN INDIANA MAN IS ON A MISSION TO FIND THE FAMILY THAT USED TO OWN A VIDEO CAMERA.

SO HE CAN RETURN THEIR PRECIOUS MEMORIES.

SCOTT ADKINS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


GOODWILL CAMERA HOLDS PRECIOUS MEMORIES-PKG


A BURIED BARGAIN AT A CLARKSVILLE GOODWILL.

"So I got the camera out."

HE DIDN'T NEED A TOP OF THE LINE.

AND FOR FIVE BUCKS, HE COULDN'T RESIST PICKING UP THIS 'TURN OF THE MILLENIUM' RCA.

Joe Lynch/Clarksville:"I take a lot of footage of my kids. but my wife, she keeps on insisting I take more."

.BECAUSE SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JOE LYNCH KNOWS THE VALUE OF MAKING MEMORIES AND CAPTURING THEM.

BUT THIS LITTLE GUY, ISN'T HIS.

Joe Lynch/Clarksville:"I guess my mission right now is to find out who these tapes belong to so I can get 'em back to 'em."

A NEWBORN MEETING HIS BABY BROTHER.

SEVEN MONTHS LATER.

THEN, HIS FIRST HALLOWEEN.

Joe Lynch/Clarksville:"The very first video I saw was the entire family carving pumpkins."

.ALL ARCHIVED ON DIGITAL TAPES LEFT IN A CASE.

Joe Lynch/Clarksville:"My wife came over and said, 'These belong to somebody's family. I don't think they meant to give 'em to Goodwill.'

SO WITH GOOD INTENTIONS.

LYNCH STARTED SEARCHING.

Joe Lynch/Clarksville: "I just ended up taking snapshots of the family and posted it on Facebook and people started sharing it."

STILL. NO RESPONSE FROM THE FAMILY.

THERE ARE CLUES - THEY MAY HAVE LIVED IN OKLAHOMA, WHICH IS WHERE THE BABY WAS BORN.

WE CAN SEE THE HOSPITAL'S NAME ON A SCRUB TOP.

LYNCH SAYS HE HAS NO USE FOR THE TAPES AND PLACES THE VALUE ON THE MEMORIES.

Joe Lynch: "Somebody might know who these people are. so they can contact me so I can mail 'em their tapes back. And that's really what I want to do" Return to index of stories...


CODY MURPHY 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.

Scattered coastal showers are making an appearance this Wednesday morning. A few of them have meandered their way onshore but the bulk of Southwest Florida is dry this morning.

Through the morning a few more showers make sneak onshore but most activity will be confined to the coastal communities. This afternoon expect a mix of mostly sunshine and fair weather cumulus clouds. Highs again will top out in the low 90s near the normal for this time of year.

After midday, sea breeze interaction will setup conditions for scattered showers along both sides of I-75. Only mentions chances for rain around 30% but any given area this afternoon can't be ruled out entirely. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-BNC


DESPITE THE WORLD'S TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES --

SOME PEOPLE STILL DON'T OWN A CELL PHONE.

MICROSOFT HOPES TO CHANGE THAT. WITH A NEW PHONE THAT HAS NO CAMERA -- NO INTERNET -- AND NO SOCIAL MEDIA.

SAMUEL BURKE TALKED WITH MICROSOFT'S DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ABOUT THIS LOW-TECH DEVICE. Return to index of stories...


NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-PKG


REDMOND, Wash. - Aug. 11, 2014 - Recognizing the rapid growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones, Microsoft Devices Group on Monday unveiled the Nokia 130, a mobile phone designed to introduce millions of people to new digital experiences. At just 19 euros,* the Nokia 130 combines the everyday essentials that first-time mobile phone buyers expect with the beautiful design, reliability and mobile entertainment they want. Featuring a built-in video player, music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge, and everyday essentials such as a flashlight, FM radio and USB charging, the Nokia 130 is the perfect introduction to a "mobile first" world.

The Nokia 130 is an ideal handset for first-time mobile phone buyers, or for people seeking a reliable backup phone to complement their existing smartphones. It's built to last, with a 1.8-inch color display and outstanding battery life of up to 36 days' standby for the single-SIM variant and 26 days' standby for the dual-SIM device. In design and quality, the Nokia 130 stands out among devices priced below $35.* Every year, people buy 300 million phones from this category alone.**

As one of the most affordable mobile phones with video playback, the Nokia 130 makes new digital experiences accessible to more people. It delivers hours of entertainment with the built-in video player that offers up to 16 hours of playback for video stored on a microSD card, MP3 player and FM radio. With support for expandable microSD storage up to 32GB, alongside the Bluetooth-enabled SLAM application and USB connectivity, it also makes sharing digital content easy without the need for an Internet connection.

"As demand in the affordable mobile segment continues to grow, Microsoft remains committed to delivering market-leading mobile innovation at each and every price point," said Jo Harlow, corporate vice president for Phones, Microsoft Corp. "It is estimated that at least 1 billion people in the world still do not have a mobile phone, while at the same time there is increasing demand for reliable backup phones in both mature and high-growth markets."

She continued, "With handsets like the Nokia 130, we see tremendous potential to deliver the experience of a 'mobile-first' world to people seeking their first device, and we continue to invest in ultra-affordable devices that will introduce people to a 'cloud-first' world through Microsoft services such as Bing, Outlook.com and OneDrive." Return to index of stories...


NOKIA'S NEW LOW TECH PHONE IN A HIGH-OC


THE NOKIA 130 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHIPPING IN THE SPRING TO SELECT MARKETS.LIKE CHINA, EGYPT, INDONESIA, AND NIGERIA. Return to index of stories...


NEW THIS MORNING OPEN-CLIP


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APPLE IOS 8-VO


APPLE'S I-O-S 8 IS ALREADY AVAILABLE, AND EXPERTS SPECULATE THE IPHONE 6 WILL BE

ANNOUNCED AT THE COMPANY'S SEPTEMBER 9TH EVENT.

BUT ARE NEW IPAD MODELS ON THE WAY?

APPLE *HAS* BEGUN PRODUCTION ON THE IPADS, BOTH OF WHICH COULD ARRIVE IN STORES BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE SIX------------


HOLLYWOOD MOURNS ANOTHER ICON.

WE TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF ACTRESS LAUREN BACALL.

AND JUSTIN BIEBER IS HEADED TO COURT TODAY HERE IN FLORIDA--

NEXT AT NINE--

NEW DETAILS IN HIS DRAG RACING CASE. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 A LAUREN BACALL DIES-VOTOPS


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TZ6 B BIEBER REACHES PLEA DEAL IN FL CASE-VOTOPS


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FINAL CHECK OF STOCKS-SAT 3 FULL


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LAUREN BACALL DIES-OC-SOTVO


ANOTHER STAR GONE TOO SOON.

THIS MORNING HOLLYWOOD IS CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF LAUREN BACALL.

SHE WAS KNOWN FOR HER LOOKS AND HER VOICE.

"you know how to whistle don't you Steve.you just put your lips together

and blow."

SHE WAS BEST KNOWN FOR THIS FILM WITH HUMPRHEY BOGART "TO HAVE HAVE AND HAVE NOT."

SHE WAS 19 YEARS OLD AND IT WAS HER FIRST FILM

IT WAS ALSO BOGART WHO BECAME HER FUTURE HUSBAND.

HER CAREER SPANNED 60 YEARS AND 30 FILMS.

LAUREN BACALL WAS 89 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS DEATH-TRX-SOTVOTOPS


SOT LT. KEITH BOYD 140639 mr. williams had been seeking treatment for

depression

THIS MORNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE DARK, FINAL HOURS OF OSCAR WINNER ROBIN WILLIAMS.

POLICE NOW SAYING WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE HIS HOUSE.

HIS BODY WAS FOUND IN HIS BEDROOM BY HIS PERSONAL ASSISTANT.

HE WAS CLOTHED, WITH CUTS ON HIS WRISTS AND A BELT AROUND HIS NECK.

AUTHORITIES ARE SAYING IT WAS A SUICIDE BY HANGING. Return to index of stories...


MLB TRIBUTE ROBIN WILLIAMS-SOTVO


REMOVE YOUR CAPS AS WE OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN HIS MEMORY

IN HONOR OF ROBIN WILLIAMS, THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS PAYED TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THEIR MOST LOYAL FANS TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE START OF THEIR GAME AGAINST THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX.THEY WANTED TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO A COMEDY LEGEND. Return to index of stories...


BIEBER REACHES PLEA DEAL IN FL CASE-VO


TODAY JUSTIN BIEBER IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO MISDEMEANOR CHARGES IN CONNECTION TO HIS ARREST FOR DRAG RACING HERE IN FLORIDA.

THE SINGER WAS ARRESTED IN JANUARY AFTER POLICE SAW HIM STREET RACING IN MIAMI.

HE WAS CHARGED WITH D-U-I AND RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE.

BIEBER WILL HAVE TO TAKE AN ANGER MANAGEMENT COURSE AND MAKE A CHARITABLE DONATION.

THE REST OF DETAILS OF THE PLEA AGREEMENT WILL BE REVEALED AT THE HEARING THIS AFTERNOON.

THE SINGER WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE HEARING. Return to index of stories...


KEVIN COSTNER BUTTER-TRX-VOTOPS


THIS YEAR MARKS 25 YEARS SINCE THE MOVIE "FIELD OF DREAMS" CAME OUT.

IT'S THE MOVIE WHERE AN IOWA FARMER, PLAYED BY KEVIN COSTER, LISTENS TO A MYSTERIOUS VOICE --

TELLING HIM TO A BASEBALL FIELD IN HIS CORN CROPS.

TO HONOR THE ANNIVERSARY, A WOMAN MOLDED AND PRESSED THE BUTTER INTO THE SCULPTURE.

IT'S ON DISPLAY AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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TS1) HURRICANE CHARLEY TEN YEARS-VOTOPS


TODAY MARKS TEN YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY CAME ASHORE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -

CUTTING A LINE OF DESTRUCTION THROUGH CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

IT TOOK 18 DAYS AFTER THE STORM FOR SOME PEOPLE TO RECIEVE POWER.

F-P-L NOW SAYS THEY'RE USING WHAT'S CALLED SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY TO FIND AND FIX POWER OUTAGES.

TODAY--

STATE AG COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM AND FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH WILL BE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

--TO MARK 10 YEARS SINCE CHARLEY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) MED MARIJUANA MEETING-VOTOPS


THERE'S A MEETING HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN NAPLES ON HOW TO REGULATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE NAPLES PLANNING BOARD WANTS TO PLAN AHEAD -- IN CASE VOTERS SUPPORT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA.

IT'S ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER OPTIONS ON WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CAN BE SOLD IN NAPLES.

THE BOARD'S VOTE IS ONLY A RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


TS3) LEE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-VOTOPS


LEE COUNTY NEEDS MORE BUS DRIVERS.

SOME 70 DRIVERS FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR A REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE THIS YEAR.

THE DISTRICT IS EXPECTING MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED NEW STUDENTS --

SO IT HAD TO ADD MORE BUSES, MORE ROUTES AND MORE DRIVERS.

SO RIGHT NOW --

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ABOUT 50 PART-TIME DRIVERS.

THE JOB PAYS 13 DOLLARS AN HOUR.

THE DISTRICT ALSO TRAINS DRIVERS WITHOUT EXPERIENCE.

ANYONE WITH A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD CAN APPLY ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


TS4) FMB LIGHTNING DETECTION MEETING-VOTOPS


WITH THIS STORM MOVING. IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE TALK ABOUT LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEMS.

ABC SEVEN IS ON TOP OF THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN THE MEETING.WITH FORT MYERS BEACH LEADERS.

THEY ARE LOOKING INTO ADDING LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS ON ESTERO ISLAND.

LEADERS ARE EXPECTED TO VOTE IN SEPTEMBER.

IT'S ESTIMATED THAT THE WARNING SYSTEM WOULD COST AROUND 130-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-WX GFX


Scattered coastal showers are making an appearance this Wednesday morning. A few of them have meandered their way onshore but the bulk of Southwest Florida is dry this morning.

Through the morning a few more showers make sneak onshore but most activity will be confined to the coastal communities. This afternoon expect a mix of mostly sunshine and fair weather cumulus clouds. Highs again will top out in the low 90s near the normal for this time of year.

After midday, sea breeze interaction will setup conditions for scattered showers along both sides of I-75. Only mentions chances for rain around 30% but any given area this afternoon can't be ruled out entirely. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2SH-AWS ANI


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