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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP CASPERSON BEACH PLANE CRASH LATEST-VOWIPE
FERGUSON, MO LATEST-SOTVOTOPS TCMON CASPERSON BEACH PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO
FERGUSON, MO LATEST-SAT 1 STOLEN CREDIT CARDS-(2)SS
FERGUSON, MO LATEST-PKG UEP SCHOOL ISSUES-VOWIPE
FERGUSON, MO LATEST-SAT 1 UEP SCHOOL ISSUES-SOTVO
CRISIS IN IRAQ-BNC VO ARE KIDS IMMUNIZED?-VOWIPE
ISRAEL, HAMAS CEASEFIRE-VOTOPS ARE KIDS IMMUNIZED?-SOTVO
SUITCASE MURDER-VO KIDS IN FOOTBALL PRACTICE-VOWIPE
HOSPITAL DEATH NOTICES-VO KIDS IN FOOTBALL PRACTICE-SOTVO
NY GIRLS ABDUCTED-OTS VO SUICIDE HOTLINE CALLS UP-VOWIPE
MOST WANTED WOMAN CAPTURED-VO SUICIDE HOTLINE CALLS UP-SOTVO
WEDDING CRASHER STEALS WALLETS-VO DEVELOPMENT IN NFM-VOWIPE
WEDDING CRASHER STEALS WALLETS-SOTVO DEVELOPMENT IN NFM-SOTVO
RADIO DJ SHOOTS WIFE-SOTVO COLLIER EARLY VOTING-VOWIPE
RADIO DJ SHOOTS WIFE-SOTVO COLLIER EARLY VOTING-SOT OCTAG
WA: CLERK FIGHTS ROBBER W GARDEN HOE (ON CAMERA)- LIFEFLIGHT CELEBRATION-VOWIPE
WA: CLERK FIGHTS ROBBER W GARDEN HOE (ON CAMERA)- LIFEFLIGHT CELEBRATION-SOTVO
CA HOME INVASION-VO HEARTS AND HOMES-VO
DISABLED FERRY-SOTVO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
DISABLED FERRY-SOTVO WIPE TEASE ONE
FLAG VANDALS-TRX VOTOPS TZ1 A LYRICS AND LESSONS-NATSVO
FLAG VANDALS-SOTVO TZ1 B BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-VOTOPS
ABBY HERNANDEZ LATEST-TCMON WX TEASE-WXWALL
ABBY HERNANDEZ LATEST-PKG FIRE LATEST
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FOUR------------ WEATHER-PWC
TZ4A PLAYGROUNDS-VOTOPS WEATHER-WXWALL
TZ4 B HOT CAR DEATH PREVENTION-VOTOPS LYRICS AND LESSONS-TCMON
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL LYRICS AND LESSONS-PKG
DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP LYRICS AND LESSONS-OC TAG
FORECAST-PHC BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-OTS VO
FORECAST-WXWALL TENNIS ELBOW-OTS VOWIPE
PLAYGROUNDS-POP TENNIS ELBOW-SOTVO
PLAYGROUNDS-PKG COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
HOT CAR DEATH PREVENTION DEVICE-VOWIPE TEASE TWO-POP
HOT CAR DEATH PREVENTION DEVICE-SOTVO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
CO:BEAR STEALS LUNCH OUT OF LANDSCAPE CREW'S TRUCK WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
HABOOB IN WASHINGTON-TRX VOTOPS TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 1) LEE MORE SCHOOLS-VOTOPS-WIPE
TEASE FIVE------------ TZ 7 2) CAMPAIGN TRAIL-VOTOPS
TZ1A ROBIN WILLIAMS LIGHTS-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
ROBIN WILLIAMS BROADWAY LIGHTS-VOWIPE CITY OF PALMS-POPMON
OJ SETTLEMENT UP FOR AUCTION-TRX VOTOPS CITY OF PALMS-VOTOPS
HEALTH CARE COSTS HIT WALMART-VOWIPE CITY OF PALMS-SOTTOPS
CISCO LAYOFFS-VOTOPS FIELER-VOTOP
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP TEAM USA-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ TEAM USA-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 1) KIDS AT FOOTBALL-NATSVO BUXTON-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) NFM DEVELOPMENT-VOTOPS BOSTON HOF-POPMON
TZ 6 3) BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-VOTOPS BOSTON HOF-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT BOSTON HOF-SOTTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS BNC MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS WIPE LL WORLD SERIES-CGTOPS
FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO PGA GOLF-VOTOPS
ESCAPED JUVENILES-SSVOWIPE FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
ESCAPED JUVENILES-SOTVO GOODBYE-4SHOT
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FERGUSON, MO LATEST-SOTVOTOPS TCMON


:48-:56 "He turned around and he puts his hands up like this. And the cop continued to fire until he just dropped down to the ground, and his face just smacks the concrete."

MORE WITNESSES ARE COMING FORWARD TONIGHT --

DESCRIBING THE POLICE SHOOTING SATURDAY NIGHT IN MISSOURI --

THAT SPARKS RIOT, VIOLENCE AND CHAOS.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M JEFF BUTERA.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7.

"HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT."

THAT RALLYING CRY IS SPREADING NATIONWIDE -- AS PROTESTS INTENSIFY.

THEY'RE UPSET OFFICERS SHOT UNARMED TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN THIS WEEKEND.

AND ONE CITY OFFICIAL SAYS THE WAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS RESPONDED TO THE PROTESTS --

IS PART OF THE PROBLEM.

TONIGHT THERE'S BREAKING NEWS.

A CHANGE AT THE TOP.

THE MISSOURI STATE TROOPERS ARE NOW TAKING OVER CONTROL OF SECURFITY IN FERGUSON.

A-B-C'S MARCI GONZALEZ IS LIVE IN FERGUSON TONIGHT WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON, MO LATEST-SAT 1


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FERGUSON, MO LATEST-PKG


TODAY- MORE PROTESTS IN FERGUSON , MISSOURI-

--

THE BLACK PANTHERS - AMONG THOSE RALLYING AGAINST

THE SHOOTING DEATH OF UNARMED TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN THIS WEEKEND -

AND HOW POLICE HAVE SINCE RESPONDED.

JANET ALLEN

If any other person would shoot another person. that's murder regardless of

the uniform

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LAST NIGHT- OFFICERS IN RIOT GEAR AND ARMORED TRUCKS - FIRED TEAR GAS AND

CONCUSSION GRENADES AT CROWDS OF PROTESTORS-

AND ARRESTED- AT LEAST A DOZEN PEOPLE-

INCLUDING TWO JOURNALISTS.

--

SOME DEMONSTRATORS THREW MOLOTOV COCKTAILS AND BRICKS AT POLICE

POLICE CHIEF: WE NEED TO GET EVERYONE TO CALM DOWN. WE WANT TO FACILITATE

THEIR ABILITY TO PROTEST.

THE LOCAL ACLU - NOW FILING SUIT - TRYING TO GET POLICE TO RELEASE THE NAME

OF THE OFFICER WHO KILLED BROWN-

THE POLICE CHIEF - STILL REFUSING.AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES -

OBAMA- Now is the time for healing, now is the time for peace and calm on

the streets of Ferguson, now is the time for an open and transparent process

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FERGUSON, MO LATEST-SAT 1


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CRISIS IN IRAQ-BNC VO


THE CRISIS IN IRAQ CONTINUES TO GROW TONIGHT --

THE UNITED NATIONS HAS DECLARED A LEVEL-3 EMERGENCY IN IRAQ -- THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF HUMANITARIAN CRISIS.

ACCORDING TO THE U-N -- THE FATE OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES UNDER THREAT FROM TERRORITST GROUP, ISIS, REMAINS A CRITICAL CONCERN.

MEANTIME--

A SENIOR ISIS COMMANDER CONFIRMS REPORTS THAT MILITANTS HAVE KIDNAPPED WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

HE SAYS -- MILTANTS ARE HOLDING MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE HOSTAGE. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL, HAMAS CEASEFIRE-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

ISRAEL HAS ACCEPTED A FIVE-DAY EXTENSION TO A CEASE-FIRE IN GAZA.

THE INITIAL TRUCE BEGAN EARLY MONDAY.

THIS IS THE LATEST ATTEMPT FOR ISRAEL AND PALESTINE TO FIND A MORE LASTING END TO HOSTLITIES.

THE GAZA CONFLICT HAS KILLED MORE THAN 19-HUNDRED PEOPLE ON THE PALESTINIAN SIDE, MOST OF THEM CIVILIANS.

67 HAVE DIED ON THE ISRAELI SIDE -- MOST OF THEM, SOLDIERS. Return to index of stories...


SUITCASE MURDER-VO


AN AMERICAN WOMAN WAS FOUND DEAD AND STUFFED IN A SUITCASE AT A RESORT IN BALI.

RIGHT NOW --

THAT WOMAN'S DAUGHTER AND BOYFRIEND ARE UNDER ARREST.

A TAXI DRIVER FOUND THE BLOODY SUITCASE IN HIS TRUNK --

WITH THE 62-YEAR-OLD'S BODY INSIDE.

HE SAYS -- THE COUPLE GOT INSIDE AT A RESORT.

THEY DROPPED OFF THE SUITCASE WITH TWO OTHER BAGS --

WENT BACK INSIDE -- AND NEVER RETURNED.

A-B-C 7 IS LEARNING -- THE DUO IS REFUSING TO COOPERATE WITH POLICE. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL DEATH NOTICES-VO


AN AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL MADE A *BIG MISTAKE --

WHEN SENDING OUT MORE THAN 2-HUNDRED DEATH NOTICES.

ALL THOSE PATIENTS WERE STILL ALIVE!

REPORTS SAY THE FAXES WERE AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED TO EACH PATIENT'S REGULAR DOCTOR LATE LAST MONTH.

THE NOTICES WERE SUPPOSED TO SAY --

WE RELEASED YOUR PATIENT.

INSTEAD, THEY SAID YOUR PATIENT HAS PASSED AWAY.

THEY BLAME THE MIX-UP ON HUMAN ERROR.

THEY'VE APOLOGIZED. Return to index of stories...


NY GIRLS ABDUCTED-OTS VO


NEW TONIGHT -- NEW YORK STATE POLICE THINK TWO AMISH GIRLS WERE ABDUCTED.

THE GIRLS 7 AND 12.

THEY WERE LAST SEEN NEAR THEIR ROADSIDE FRUIT STAND --

WAITING ON A CUSTOMER.

A WITNESS SPOTTED A PASSENGER IN A CAR THROW SOMETHING IN THE BACK -- THEN HOP IN THE BACK SEAT.

THE CAR SPED OFF -- AND THE VICTIMS WERE GONE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- BOTH GIRLS SPEAK PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH.

ONE ALSO SPEAKS ENGLISH.

FIFTY-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THEM. Return to index of stories...


MOST WANTED WOMAN CAPTURED-VO


AFTER FIVE YEARS ON THE RUN -- THE LONE FEMALE FUGITIVE ON THE U-S MARSHALS 15 MOST WANTED LIST IS BEHIND BARS.

AUTHORITIES ARRESTED 43-YEAR-OLD JANET KILLOUGH BARRETO TUESDAY AT AN OREGON SHOPPING MALL -- ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND, RAMON.

THE COUPLE IS ACCUSED OF ABUSING THEIR ADOPTED CHILDREN.

THE COUPLE ALLEGEDLY TRAVELED TO GUATEMALA ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS TO PURCHASE CHILDREN FROM A LOCAL ADOPTION AGENCY.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE CHILDREN WERE BROUGHT BACK TO THE U-S AND WERE MALNOURISHED AND PHYSICALLY ABUSED.

THE BARRETOS WILL BE EXTRADITED BACK TO MISSISSIPPI TO FACE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING CRASHER STEALS WALLETS-VO


A WISCONSIN WEDDING CRASHER IS WANTED IN CONNECTION TO THEFTS AT CHURCH.

IT'S THE SECOND TIME THIEVES HAVE STRUCK IN THE LAST YEAR.

FIRST A FUNERAL --

NOW A WEDDING.

THE COUPLE BEING MARRIED SAYS -- THEY'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BASEMENT OF THE CHURCH.

SOMEONE ROBBED THE ROOM WHERE THE BRIDE AND HER MAIDS WERE GETTING READY. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING CRASHER STEALS WALLETS-SOTVO


"my moms wallet, my sisters, several other bridesmaids, one who flew in from alabama:45 so she didnt have any of her ids or credit cards."

--BUTT SOT--

we felt comfortable, it was all our friends and family, it was a church."

INVESTIGATORS ARE FOCUSING ON THIS PHOTO FROM AFTER THE WEDDING.

ITS SURVEILLANCE FROM A NEARBY WAL-MART WHERE A BRIDESMAID'S CREDIT CARD WAS USED AN HOUR LATER.

THERE'S A MAN -- DRESSED AS IF HE ATTENDED A WEDDING.

CHURCH OFFICIALS SAY -- THEY'RE VERY CONCEREND ABOUT THE INICDENTS, AND ARE CURRENTLY MAKING SOME CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


RADIO DJ SHOOTS WIFE-SOTVO


TONIGHT --

A RADIO TALK SHOW HOST IS FACING CHARGES HE SHOT HIS WIFE..

BUT HE CALLED 9-1-1 --

SAYING IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

nats - 911 call

Caller: I was taking and it shot my wife

nats - 911 call

Dispatcher: Okay where did she get shot at?

Caller: I don't know shot in the head

THAT'S BLAKE SEAL-HOWER -- ADMITTING TO THE SHOOTING.

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RADIO DJ SHOOTS WIFE-SOTVO


sot - police chief - FRANK MAUPIN

Through the investigation, we determined that it was not an accident and we

filed charges of domestic violence and felony assault.

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- HE SHOT HIS WIFE DURING AN ARGUMENT OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSE.

THE COUPLE'S TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WERE INSIDE THE HOUSE AT THE TIME.

SEAL-HOWER FACES ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CHARGES.

HIS WIFE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


WA: CLERK FIGHTS ROBBER W GARDEN HOE (ON CAMERA)-


ALSO NEW TONIGHT --

THE BAD GUY HAD A KNIFE.

BUT ONE WASHINGTON STATE STORE CLERK --

HAD A GARDEN TOOL.

THE CROOK DID STEAL A CASH REGISTER FROM THIS STORE.

BUT THE CLERK CHASED HIM AWAY WITH A GARDEN HOE --

EVEN BONKING HIM ON THE HEAD. Return to index of stories...


WA: CLERK FIGHTS ROBBER W GARDEN HOE (ON CAMERA)-


In this instance it was just the clerk that had the confrontation with him. But, had there been a customer in the store, you dont' know, he might have hurt them also."

EMPLOYEES WOULDN'T TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED --

BUT SAY THE SITUATION WAS SCARY ENOUGH FOR ONE CASHIER TO QUIT. Return to index of stories...


CA HOME INVASION-VO


NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TONIGHT ALSO CAPTURES A BRAZEN ROBBERY -- NEAR L-A.

TAKE A LOOK.

A MAN APPEARS TO BE DELIVERING FLOWERS.

AFTER ASKING FOR A SIGNATURE -- HE BARGES IN -- AND TWO SUSPECTS FOLLOW.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE VICTIMS WERE HELD AT GUNPOINT INSIDE A BATHROOM, WHILE THE SUSPECTS RANSACKED THE HOME.

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DISABLED FERRY-SOTVO


TERRIFYING MOMENTS ON-BOARD A FERRY FROM CAPE COD TO BOSTON.

Nat "the boat is sinking!"

--BUTT SOT--

MOS "it was insane at one point I thought I was really going to die."

A MASSIVE WAVE SENT WATER CRASHING INTO THE WINDOWS AND THROUGH THE CEILING.

FORTY-TWO PASSSNGERS WERE ON THE FERRY.

WINDOWS SHATTERED --

FRIGHTENED PASSENGERS, SCRAMBLING TO PUT ON LIFE VESTS AS WATER POURS IN. Return to index of stories...


DISABLED FERRY-SOTVO WIPE


23:46:35 "Everyone is freaking out as the water starts to pour in."

--BUTT SOT--

23:51:58 "First thing that went thru my mind was actually the titanic."

A NUMBER OF PEOPLE BECAME SEA SICK -

THE BOAT EVENTUALLY REGAINED POWER -- AND SLOWLY MADE ITS WAY BACK TO BOSTON WITH A COAST GUARD ESCORT.

NO SERIOUS INJURIES.

PASSENGERS WERE TREATED TO AN OPEN BAR AND FREE TICKET TO RIDE THE FERRY AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


FLAG VANDALS-TRX VOTOPS


THIS VIDEO SHOWS WHAT THREE TEENS WERE DOING -- LAST MONTH --

TAGGING AN AMERICAN FLAG IN GREEN SPRAY PAINT.

POLICE SAY TWO BOYS AND A GIRL DESECRATED THREE FLAGS

THIS ONE -- THEY WROTE "F" AMERICA.

THE FLAG BELONGS TO A WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN.

THE 91-YEAR OLD SAYS -- HE FOUND THE FLAG HIMSELF -- THEN RAN INSIDE TO SHOW IS DAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


FLAG VANDALS-SOTVO


Peggy LaDuke, Veteran's Daughter

"And he comes in the house and he's got the flag in his hand and he goes

look at this Peg. He was pissed off right?"

--BUTT SOT--

Virgil Hardin, World War II Veteran

"Get those people that did that. who ever it is. I hope they throw the

book at em."

TONIGHT --

POLICE ARE HOPING SURVEILLANCE PICTURES HELP LEAD TO ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


ABBY HERNANDEZ LATEST-TCMON


DISTURBING NEW DETAILS ARE COMING OUT TONIGHT ABOUT THE NEW HAMSPHIRE GIRL WHO MIRACULOUSLY RETURNED HOME LAST MONTH -- NINE MONTHS AFTER DISAPPEARING.

HER LAWYER IS TALKING TO A-B-C'S RYAN SMITH --

DESCRIBING WHAT HE CALLS UNSPEAKABLE ACTS OF VIOLENCE THAT THE TEEN FACED. Return to index of stories...


ABBY HERNANDEZ LATEST-PKG


OVERNIGHT, THE LAWYER FOR ABIGAIL HERNANDEZ - THE 15-YEAR OLD ALLEGEDLY

SNATCHED OFF THE STREET LAST OCTOBER AS SHE WALKED HOME FROM SCHOOL,

DISAPPEARING FOR 9 MONTHS - SPEAKING TO ABC ABOUT THE TEEN'S ORDEAL.

SOT - MICHAEL COYNE, ABBY HERNANDEZ'S LAWYER "She was violently

abducted by a strange man."

AND HINTING AT THE TRAUMA HE SAYS SHE SUFFERED

SOT - MICHAEL COYNE, ABBY HERNANDEZ'S LAWYER "She is a young

child who's suffered really unspeakable acts of violence."

HERNANDEZ WAS LAST SEEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE HERE AT THE ARRAIGNMENT FOR 34-

YEAR OLD NATHANAL KIBBY, JUST DAYS AFTER SHE RETURNED HOME - FLANKED BY HER

FAMILY, NEVER MAKING EYE CONTACT WITH HER ALLEGED ABDUCTORHE WAS CHARGED

WITH FELONY KIDNAPPING. KIBBY HAS NOT YET ENTERED A PLEA. WHILE PROSECUTORS

HAVEN'T RULED OUT ADDITIONAL CHARGES, HERNANDEZ'S LAWYER THINKS MORE ARE

COMING

SOT - MICHAEL COYNE, ABBY HERNANDEZ'S LAWYER "When the

investigation concludes and all the evidence is presented to the Grand Jury,

we would expect there would be additional charges filed."

NOW, HERNANDEZ'S LAWYER SAYS ABBY AND HER FAMILY WANT TO DEAL WITH

SPECULATION THAT ABBY WENT WILLINGLY AFTER MEETING KIBBY ONLINE.

SOT - MICHAEL COYNE, ABBY HERNANDEZ'S LAWYER "They had no relationship.

She had no knowledge of who he was. She didn't know who he was. She was

abducted."

AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO SEARCH KIBBY'S MOBILE HOME IN GORHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE,

INCLUDING THIS SHIPPING CONTAINER WHICH PROSECUTORS SAY WAS SPLIT INTO

THREE SECTIONS, BUT WOUDLN'T ELABORATE FURTHER. MEANWHILE, HER ATTORNEY

SAYS, ABBY FACES A TOUGH ROAD AHEAD.

SOT - MICHAEL COYNE, ABBY HERNANDEZ'S LAWYER "What she needs is

some time to work with professionals and have some time to become physically

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TEASE FOUR------------


AS LITTLE AS THREE SECONDS --

CAN CAUSE SECOND-DEGREE BURNS.

TONIGHT, ABC7 INVESTIGATES WHY PLAYGROUNDS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN YOU THOUGHT.

AND WHY TODDLERS SKIN IS MOST VULNERABLE.

PLUS --

THEY CALL IT "STARFISH."

HOW SOMETHING THE SIZE OF A QUARTER --

COULD SAVE CHILDREN FROM BEING LOCKED IN HOT CARS.

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TZ4A PLAYGROUNDS-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B HOT CAR DEATH PREVENTION-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


Early this morning, a couple of downpours have already developed and worked their way to our coastline from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the morning to midday time frame, we'll see some scattered downpours washing ashore and fading once they come ashore. This is happening as the onshore wind flow continues to dominate our weather pattern. By this afternoon, there will still be a few storms, but they will be mainly inland. Even as most of the activity heads inland this afternoon, a stray shower can still wash ashore at any time.

For Friday and into the weekend, rain chances will be limited. With winds staying onshore, we will still be in the pattern of the chance for a morning shower to come in from the Gulf of Mexico and the isolated afternoon activity will be aimed toward the inland areas.

Highs today and through the next few days will be near 90 degrees at the coastline to the mid 90s in the inland areas. Lows will stay in the mid and upper 70s.

Tropical Update

Other than a couple tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic, the tropics continue to stay quiet. Tropical activity is not expected for the next few days, but we're getting close to the time of year when we normally see an increase in tropical development. Keep monitoring nbc-2.com for future updates Return to index of stories...


DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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FORECAST-WXWALL


Early this morning, a couple of downpours have already developed and worked their way to our coastline from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the morning to midday time frame, we'll see some scattered downpours washing ashore and fading once they come ashore. This is happening as the onshore wind flow continues to dominate our weather pattern. By this afternoon, there will still be a few storms, but they will be mainly inland. Even as most of the activity heads inland this afternoon, a stray shower can still wash ashore at any time.

For Friday and into the weekend, rain chances will be limited. With winds staying onshore, we will still be in the pattern of the chance for a morning shower to come in from the Gulf of Mexico and the isolated afternoon activity will be aimed toward the inland areas.

Highs today and through the next few days will be near 90 degrees at the coastline to the mid 90s in the inland areas. Lows will stay in the mid and upper 70s.

Tropical Update

Other than a couple tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic, the tropics continue to stay quiet. Tropical activity is not expected for the next few days, but we're getting close to the time of year when we normally see an increase in tropical development. Keep monitoring nbc-2.com for future updates Return to index of stories...


PLAYGROUNDS-POP


IT'S CERTAINLY HEATING UP HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 90'S LATELY -- PLAYGROUNDS CAN BECOME A DANGEROUS PLACE FOR YOUR KIDS.

AND NOT JUST BECAUSE OF DEHYDRATION ISSUES -- BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF UNBELIEVABLY HOT TEMPERATURES -- ON THE EQUIPMENT THEY'RE PLAYING ON.

A-B-C'S BAZI KANANI EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


PLAYGROUNDS-PKG


SCRIPT:

SUMMER SUN MEANS SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS EVERYWHERE BUT BARE SKIN AND HOT

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS BURNS.

ON 5 DAYS THIS SUMMER USING AN INFRARED THERMOMETER AT THE HOTTEST TIME OF

DAY GMA INVESTIGATES TESTED PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY -

RECORDING THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURES. THIS METAL SURFACE IN LA: 129 DEGREES.

THIS BABY SWING IN HOUSTON: 138 DEGREES. THIS SWING IN PHOENIX: 150. THE

BLACK TOP AT THE SAME PLAYGROUND: A WHOPPING 185 degrees. AND ON THe PLASTIC

SLIDES we tested- 158 TO AN UNBELIEVABLE 189 DEGREES.

AT 140 DEGREES IT CAN TAKE AS LITTLE AS 3 SECONDS FOR A CHILD TO GET A

SECOND DEGREE BURN AND 5 SECONDS TO GET A 3RD DEGREE BURN. American

burn organization and anti scald Inc.

BUT IF YOU THINK THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE HAS TO BE SWELTERING FOR PLAYGROUND

EQUIPMENT TO HEAT UP-- THINK AGAIN.

WHEN KHARA SINCLAIR TOOK HER KIDS TO THE INDIANAPOLIS ZOO IN EARLY SPRING,

IT NEVER CROSSED HER MIND TO CHECK THE TEMPERATURE OF THE EQUIPMENT, HER

THEN 22 MONTH OLD GIRL TYNLEE HEADED STRAIGHT FOR THE SLIDE.

01;02;57;29 KHARA SINCLAIR: So she scooted forward and as she

scooted she stuck like didnt go at all/

THAT SLIDE - BAKING IN THE SUN -SHE SAYS DOCTORS AT THE ER TOLD HER GAVE HER

A NEAR THIRD DEGREE BURN.

Khara: 01;10;38;22 it was April and 72 degrees so absolutely not it just

blew my mind.

A YEAR LATER, TYNLEE STILL HAS A SCAR AND REFUSES TO GO DOWN SLIDES.

01;04;09;24 KANANI: which children are more at risk?

01;04;18;17 / its really children 2 and under because younger

children's skin is thinner and more delicate and they may not have the

reflex to move their body part away from the heat.

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HOT CAR DEATH PREVENTION DEVICE-VOWIPE


KEEPING WITH KIDS -- THERE'S A NEW INVENTION IN THE WORKS THAT COULD PREVENT KIDS FROM DYING IN HOT CARS --

MATTHEW SHEETS -- HAS A THREE MONTH OLD.

HE WAS SICK OF HEARING ABOUT KIDS DYING INSIDE A HOT CAR -- SO HE AND HIS TEAM INVENTED STARFISH.

IT'S ABOUT THE SIZE OF A QUARTER AND IT'S PLACED IN A CAR SEAT.

WHEN THE DEVICE IS PAIRED WITH A CELLPHONE -- IT SENDS VISUAL AND AUDIO ALERTS WHEN THE CELLPHONE GOES OUT OF THE 25-30 FOOT RANGE.

Tuesday

Birmingham, AL

00-55

Matthew Sheets

Creator

06-11

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HOT CAR DEATH PREVENTION DEVICE-SOTVO


"Even if it impacts just my life, it's worth it, but if it impacts someone else it would be that much better."

THE ALERTS ALSO GO TO ALTERNATE CONTACTS IF THE INITIAL ALERTS GO UNANSWERED.

THE PRODUCT'S DESIGN IS ABOUT 90 PERCENT FINISHED. Return to index of stories...


CO:BEAR STEALS LUNCH OUT OF LANDSCAPE CREW'S TRUCK


YOU DON'T USUALLY SEE THIS EVERYDAY.

BEARS SO HUNGRY THEY'LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO EAT.

TAKE A LOOK!

THIS HUNGRY BEAR TIPS OVER A TRASH BIN OFF-CAMERA OUTSIDE OF A COLORADO SPRINGS RESTAURANT.

AND THEN THERE'S THIS -- A BEAR SPOTTED INSIDE A TRUCK.

YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURES.

THE BEAR STAYED INSIDE THE TRUCK FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR AND HELPED HIMSELF TO THE LUNCH INSIDE!

THE MANAGER OF THE LANDSCAPING COMPANY WHO OWNS THE TRUCK SAYS HE'S NOW TELLING EMPLOYEES TO ROLL UP THEIR WINDOWS -- IF THEY LEAVE THEIR LUNCHES INSIDE A COMPANY CAR. Return to index of stories...


HABOOB IN WASHINGTON-TRX VOTOPS


AND CHECK OUT THIS UNUSUAL SIGHT.

YOU'RE LOOKING AT A HUGE STORM -- KNOWN AS A HABOOB -- THAT SWEPT THROUGH WASHINGTON STATE.

ACCORDING TO NOAA - HABOOBS ARE FORMED "WHEN AIR IS FORCED DOWN AND PUSHED FORWARD BY THE FRONT OF A TRAVELING THUNDERSTORM CELL."

IN OTHER WORDS -- IT'S A DUST STORM.

THEY CAN PACK WINDS UP TO 60 MILES AN HOUR -- TO STIR UP DUST AND SAND. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


THE LIGHTS WENT DOWN ON BROADWAY!

SEE WHY ONE OF NEW YORK CITY'S MOST FAMOUS STREETS DARK --

NEXT ON 7! Return to index of stories...


TZ1A ROBIN WILLIAMS LIGHTS-VO


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ROBIN WILLIAMS BROADWAY LIGHTS-VOWIPE


THE LIGHTS ON BROADWAY WENT DARK WEDNESDAY --

HONORING ROBIN WILLIAMS.

SOME OF THE MARQUEE LIGHTS IN THE BROADWAY THEATER DISTRICT -- ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST PARTS OF THE BIG APPLE -- TURNED OFF FOR A MINUTE.

WILLIAMS MADE HIS BROADWAY ACTING DEBUT THREE YEARS AGO STARRING IN S "BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO."

HE DIED MONDAY.

AND AS WE REPORTED --

HIS WIFE REVEALED EARLIER TODAYWILLIAMS WAS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


OJ SETTLEMENT UP FOR AUCTION-TRX VOTOPS


17 YEARS AFTER RON GOLDMAN'S MOTHER WON A NINE MILLION DOLLAR WRONGFUL DEATH JUDGMENT AGAINST O-J SIMPSON --

SHE IS AUCTIONING OFF THE RIGHTS TO THE UNPAID SETTLEMENT.

SHARON RUFO WON THE CIVIL SETTLEMENT BUT HAS BEEN UNABLE TO COLLECT FROM SIMPSON.

NOW -- SHE HAS LISTED THE JUDGMENT ON THE WEB SITE JUDGMENT-MARKET-PLACE-DOT-COM.

ACCORDING TO THE WEB SITE, THE JUDGMENT -- WITH INTEREST-- IS NOW WORTH MORE THAN 24 MILLION DOLLARS.

THE AUCTION WILL BE OPEN FOR ANOTHER 29 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH CARE COSTS HIT WALMART-VOWIPE


WAL-MART STORES SAY FAR MORE OF ITS WORKERS ARE SIGNING UP FOR ITS HEALTH CARE COVERAGE THAN EXPECTED.

BECAUSE OF THAT -- THE WORLD'S LARGEST RETAILER WILL EARN LESS IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR THAN IT HAD PREVIOUSLY PROMISED INVESTORS.

WAL-MART WORKERS CAN PAY AS LITTLE AS 18-DOLLARS PER PAYCHECK TO BE COVERED BY THE LOWEST PRICED COMPANY PLAN.

WAL-MART HAS MORE THAN TWO-MILLION EMPLOYEES WORLDWIDE. Return to index of stories...


CISCO LAYOFFS-VOTOPS


TECH GIANT CISCO CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE.

THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE CUTTING AROUND SIX-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES.

C-E-O JOHN CHAMBERS SAYS THE COST SAVINGS FROM THE LAYOFFS WILL FUND EXPANSIONS IN FOUR DIVISIONS AT CISCO.

CISCO STOCK HAS SLUMPED IN RECENT MONTHS OVER CONCERN THAT THE COMPANY'S GROWTH POTENTIAL IS RUNNING OUT -- AND THAT THE NETWORKING BUSINESS IT HAS RELIED ON IS BECOMING OUTDATED. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


" football practice nats"

THERE'S NO PLAYING AROUND WITH SUMMER HEAT --

ALL NEW AT 6 --

HOW LEE COUNTY COACHES -- ARE KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE ON THE FIELD.

A ONE STOP SHOP JUST POPPED UP IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

SEE WHAT LOCAL LEADERS ARE SO THRILLED ABOUT.

MOM AND DAD -- THE START OF SCHOOL IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY.

WE'LL HAVE SOME TIPS ON WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN HEALTHY AS THEY HEAD BACK TO THE CLASSROOM. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) KIDS AT FOOTBALL-NATSVO


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TZ 6 2) NFM DEVELOPMENT-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS BNC


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT AT 6 -- HOUSES ARE EVACUATED AS A LARGE BRUSH FIRE BREAKS OUT NEAR COCONUT POINT MALL.

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7 NEWS AT 6.

RIGHT NOW -- THAT FIRE IS CONTAINED -- BUT FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOT SPOTS -- SO THEY'RE STARTING THEIR OWN FIRES TO FIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS WIPE


THE FIRE BROKE OUT IN THE FOUNTAIN LAKES NEIGHBORHOOD -- WEST OF U-S 41.

FIRE FIGHTERS SAY IT COVERED 15 ACRES OF DRY BRUSH.

FLAMES GOT AS CLOSE AS 30 YARDS FROM SOME HOUSES.

SEVEN HOUSE WERE EVACUATED BUT THOSE FAMILIES HAVE SINCE RETURNED HOME. Return to index of stories...


FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO


1535 you can imagine what it feels like until you pull up and you see the smoke. you cant see your nrighbors house or your house. your heart kind of sinks.

OFFICIALS SAY THEIR WERE NO INJURIES.

FIREFIGHTERS WILL BE ON SCENE AND GOING THROUGH THE BURNT AREA FOR SEVERAL HOURS TRYING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPED JUVENILES-SSVOWIPE


TONIGHT -- TWO TEENS THAT ESCAPED FROM A JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY OVERNIGHT -- ARE BACK IN CUSTODY.

14-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM BRADFORD AND 15-YEAR-OLD CRISTOVAL GONZALES ESCAPED LATE LAST NIGHT FROM

THE FORT MYERS YOUTH ACADEMY.

AFTER AN INTENSE SEARCH --

THE BOYS WERE FOUND NEAR STATE ROAD 82 HOURS LATER.

THAT'S NOT FAR FROM THE FACILITY.

BUT IT DOESN'T EASE CONCERNS FROM PEOPLE WORRIED THEY GOT OUT TO BEGIN WITH. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPED JUVENILES-SOTVO


Matthew Wreski, Lives nearby

0016 if they had a little higher security there kids wouldn't be able to get out on their own so that's concerning.

KEVIN HARDEE, working in the area

5843 they need to tighten up a little bit that's what they need to do. Have it locked down.

BOTH BRADFORD AND GONZALES WERE IN JUVENILE DETENTION TO BEGIN WITH --

CONVICTED OF DRUG CHARGES, ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, CAR THEFT AND ASSAULT. Return to index of stories...


DUI INTO PARKED HELICOPTER-VOWIPE


WITNESSES SAY AN UNEXPECTED GUEST DOLED OUT HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE --

AT ONE CHARLOTTE COUNTY BUSINESS.

DEPUTIES SAY --

RONALD DURHAM HAS NEVER BEEN ISSUED A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

BUT THEY SAY HE DROVE DRUNK ANWAY TUESDAY --

CRASHING HIS TRUCK INTO AN AUTO REPAIR SHOP ALONG U-S 17 IN PUNTA GORDA.

BUT NOT ONLY DID HE HIT TWO PARKED CARS --

HE ALSO HIT TWO MILITARY HELICOPTERS.

THE BUSINESS OWNER WAS RESTORING THE CHOPPERS TOO. Return to index of stories...


DUI INTO PARKED HELICOPTER-SOTVO


"It might be a classic or something but someones life. That could've been someones kid they're up and down thi sroad all the time, ladies pushing baby carriages and you name it."

A-B-C 7 STOPPED BY DURHAM'S HOUSE TODAY -- NO ONE ANSWERED.

BUT NEIGHBORS SAY THEY'RE NOT SURPRISED.

HE'S BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


CASPERSON BEACH PLANE CRASH LATEST-VOWIPE


TONIGHT -- WE LEARN WHAT INVESTIGATORS WITH THE N-T-S-B SAY HAPPENED WHEN A SINGLE ENGINE PLANE MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON A SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH -- KILLING A MAN AND HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER.

A PRELIMINARY REPORT RELEASED TODAY SHOWS THE PLANE HAD NOT FLOWN IN THREE-AND-A-HALF MONTHS.

BUT ON JULY 27TH -- DURING A PRE-FLIGHT CHECK -- PILOT KARL COKE-A-MOORE EXPERIENCED IGNITION TROUBLE NOT WITHIN ACCEPTABLE LIMITS.

HE SOLVED THE ISSUE BEFORE WHAT INVESTIGATORS CALL A "NORMAL" TAKEOFF.

MINUTES LATER THE ENGINE LOST POWER AND THE PROPELLER BEGAN WINDMILLING.

THE REPORT SAYS COKE-A-MOORE CHECKED THE IGNITION SWITCH AND FUEL TANKS - ALL STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES -- BUT COULDN'T GET THE ENGINE BACK.

COKE-A-MOORE TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE WOULD FLIP IF HE PUT THE PLANE DOWN IN DEEP WATER SO HE HEADED FOR WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS AN EMPTY PART OF THE BEACH.

HE SAYS HE NEVER SAW OMMY EAR-AH-ZAR-EE OR HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA.

THEY WERE JUST A FEW FEET IN THE SURF WHEN THEY WERE HIT. Return to index of stories...


CASPERSON BEACH PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO


SOT - PLANE CRASH 911 SOTVO

00:00:00 It's on the beach you need to come, come immediately. Hello I cant hear you where are you? We're at Casperson Beach right now. 00:00:10

SOT - Witness -

00:00:23 never in my life have I even thought something like that would happen. 00:00:25

OMMY'S WIFE TELLS INVESTIGATORS SHE SAW THE PLANE GOING DOWN -- BUT DIDN'T SEE IT HIT HER HUSBAND AND STEP-DAUGHTER.

THE INITIAL REPORT DID NOT PIN POINT A REASON WHY THE ENGINE QUIT.

INVESTIGATORS WILL RESEARCH THE REMAINING UNTESTED SYSTEMS. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CREDIT CARDS-(2)SS


A DAY AT THE BEACH TURNS INTO A CRIME SPREE.

TAKE A LOOK --

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS WOMAN?

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SHE STOLE A CREDIT CARD FROM A PARKED CAR AT BUNCHE BEACH ON JOHN MORRIS ROAD.

AND THEN -- DROVE TO A NEARBY GAS STATION TO FILL UP -- USING THE STOLEN CARD.

THIS IS THE THIEF'S CAR.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


UEP SCHOOL ISSUES-VOWIPE


CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE BUSY GETTING ROADS BUILT--

AS PART OF THE CITY'S UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECT.

THEY'RE WORKING IN THE AREAS KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST 6 AND 7 -- RUSHING TO FINISH THE IMPROVEMENTS.

THEY'RE TRYING TO BRING CITY SEWER AND WATER TO THE AREA --

AND THE ROADWORK IS PART OF THE PROJECT.

THEY WANT IT DONE --

BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS.

CITY CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING WEEKENDS TO CHANGE THE LOOK OF THE ROADS FROM DIRT TO LIME ROCK - AND EVENTUALLY ASPHALT.

MANY OF THE ROADS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

THOUGH CONSTRUCTION IS FAR FROM OVER - RESIDENTS AND ESPECIALLY PARENTS ARE THRILLED FOR THE CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


UEP SCHOOL ISSUES-SOTVO


08:11:13 "We finally got some black asphalt out here because it has

been awful and now rainy season has started and it taken a major tool

on vehicles"

Stephanie Summer, Parent

PARENTS WE'VE SPOKEN TO SAY THE COMPLETED PROJECT WILL ALSO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THEIR CHILDREN WHO HAVE TO WALK TO SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


ARE KIDS IMMUNIZED?-VOWIPE


EVERY YEAR --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STUDENTS HEAD OFF FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL --

AND THEN GET SENT HOME.

THEY DON'T HAVE THEIR VACCINATIONS.

SO --

IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE START OF SCHOOL - NURSES AT THE COLLIER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE WORKING OVERDRIVE.

SOME PEOPLE ARE WAITING UP TO THREE HOURS TO GET THE REQUIRED VACCINATIONS --

SO THEIR SON OR DAUGHTER ARE NOT SENT HOME. Return to index of stories...


ARE KIDS IMMUNIZED?-SOTVO


Marcella Johnson/Corkscrew Parent 5633 right after school gets out next year we'll get here, dead of summer and we'll get it done before this mess.

STUDENTS CAN GET THEIR SHOTS AT THE NAPLES OR IMMOKALEE HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


KIDS IN FOOTBALL PRACTICE-VOWIPE


HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PRACTICE IS WELL UNDERWAY.

COACHES ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO PREVENT GETTING SICK IN THIS HEAT.

A-B-C 7 SUITED UP AND WENT TO PRACTICE WITH ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

COACHES TELL US -- PRACTICES LAST NO LONGER THAN 2 AND A HALF HOURS.

AND WITH-IN THAT TIME -- AT LEAST FOUR MANDATORY WATER BREAKS ARE SCHEDULED.

MORE -- IF ATHLETES NEED IT.

STAFF ALSO MAKES SURE THE KIDS DON'T LOSE TOO MUCH WATER WEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


KIDS IN FOOTBALL PRACTICE-SOTVO


Jeff Sommers/Estero High Athletic Director

00:52-1:11

We have the kids come in everyday they get on and they and they weigh themselves in and if they're 148 pounds and then when they get done practice and they're 144 pounds we try to have them replace that fluid and then we want them to weigh in when they leave they know they've lost four pounds of fluid and we want to get that replaced as quick as possible

SOMMERS TELLS US THROUGHOUT THEIR WHOLE SEASON COACHES ALSO TRY TO SCHEDULE PRACTICES AT THE COOLEST TIMES OF THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


SUICIDE HOTLINE CALLS UP-VOWIPE


MORE PEOPLE ARE REACHING OUT FOR HELP FOLLOWING ROBIN WILLIAMS' SUICIDE.

THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE REPORTED DOUBLE THE CALLS TO ITS HOTLINE FOLLOWING THE TRAGEDY.

LOCAL AGENCIES AND HOTLINES ARE ALSO SEEING THE SPIKE.

THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAID NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR PHONES BEEN RINGING MORE BUT TRAFFIC TO THEIR WEBSITE HAS INCREASED.

THEY SAY IF ANY GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS TRAGEDY IT'S THAT IT'S STARTING THE DIALOGUE FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP. Return to index of stories...


SUICIDE HOTLINE CALLS UP-SOTVO


Petra Jones, Exec. Dir. Mental Health Assoc. of Southwest Florida

14:10:12 "We just want to make sure that they are getting the appropriate care and services that they need to prevent that from happening." 14:10:19

THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION REFERS PEOPLE TO PROFESSIONALS AND SERVICES ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY SAY PEOPLE HAVE CALLED THEM BACK TO SAY THEIR SUPPORT SAVED THEIR LIFE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPMENT IN NFM-VOWIPE


LOVE IS IN THE AIR IN NORTH FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

TODAY A BRAND NEW --

"LOVE'S TRAVEL SHOP" OPENED UP ON BAYSHORE ROAD.

IT'S JUST WEST OF THE I-75 RAMP.

THE 11-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT PROPERTY WAS EMPTY SWAMP LAND BEFORE --

BUT RESIDENTS SAY THEY'VE NOTICED THIS STRETCH OF ROAD REALLY START TO DEVELOP. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPMENT IN NFM-SOTVO


Judi Jump, North Fort Myers

:53:46 ive lived in fort myers long enough to know when this was

nothing, so, all this has come along, now it's picking up that north

fort myers has alot to offer.

BUTT SOT

Tim Whpf, General Manager Love's Travel Shop

:58:18 we believe were going to make a big impact on the community for

the better.

WE SPOKE TO THE NORTH FORT MYERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THIS AFTERNOON.

THEY SAID ANYTIME A COMPANY INVESTS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE AREA -- IT'S A GOOD SIGN OF THINGS TO COME.

LOVE'S HAS UNIQUE ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDING A TECH SHOP -- SHOWERS -- AND A FULL SERVICE GARAGE FOR SEMI TRUCKS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER EARLY VOTING-VOWIPE


TODAY MARKED THE START OF EARLY VOTING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

OFFICIALS CALL IT SLOW AT THE BOOTHS SO FAR.

BUT --

NEARLY 17-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY CAST ABSENTEE BALLOTS -- NEARLY HALF OF THE NUMBER REQUESTED.

ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY PEOPLE USE THE DIFFERENT VOTING OPTIONS PRETTY EQUALLY - BUT THAT COULD BE CHANGING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER EARLY VOTING-SOT OCTAG


*SOT*

MELISSA BLAZIER - CHIEF DEPUTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

010446 So a third absentee, a third early voting and a third on Election Day, but the trend is leaning more towards absentee. Especially in August because collier county is so seasonal.

EARLY VOTING ENDS AUGUST 23RD - WITH THE ELECTION ON THE 26TH.

TO FIND THE POLLING PLACE CLOSEST TO YOU -- GO TO OUR WEBSITE A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


LIFEFLIGHT CELEBRATION-VOWIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST COUNTY IS CELEBRATING TODAY.

ITS BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE THE COUNTY LAUNCHED ITS LEE FLIGHT PROGRAM AND THEY JUST REVAMPED THIS HELICOPTER.

LEE FLIGHT IS MADE UP OF PILOTS - NURSES AND PARAMEDICS.

THEY TRANSPORT PATIENTS TO THE HOSPITAL IN EMERGENCIES.

IN THE PROGRAM'S FIRST YEAR -- THE HELICOPTER WAS USED TO SAVE MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY.

THE LEE COUNTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY SAYS THIS IS A BIG IMPROVEMENT FROM WHAT THE COUNTY HAD BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


LIFEFLIGHT CELEBRATION-SOTVO


SOT

Rob Farmer, Director of Public Safety Lee County

35:25-35:35 "The med star program that was in place for many year. It went through a difficult time that it actually was closed down. "

E-M-S HAD PROVIDED HELICOPTER TRANSPORTATION IN LEE COUNTY FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS -- BUT COUNTY LEADERS SAY LEE FLIGHT IS A BIG UPGRADE. Return to index of stories...


HEARTS AND HOMES-VO


FOR MANY VETERANS GETTING AROUND TOWN JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT EASIER.

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT GAVE A NEW VAN TO THE GROUP "HEARTS AND HOMES FOR VETERANS."

THE VAN, PREVIOUSLY USED TO HAUL PRISONERS.

THE GROUP SAYS THEY'LL USE IT TRANSPORT VETERANS TO DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS BOTH LOCALLY AND STATEWIDE.

CONGRESSMAN CURT CLAWSON GAVE THE GROUP A THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SUPPLY GAS FOR THE VAN. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


"man rapping"

HE'S SINGING FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS --

BUT HIS LYRICS ARE PARENT APPROVED.

COMING UP ON 7-- WHY THIS ASPRING RAPPER --

WOULD RATHER PERFOM IN A CLASSROOM --

THAN A CLUB.

PLUS -- BACTERIA IS CRAWLING IN YOUR CHILD'S CLASSROOM --

SO HOW DO YOU KEEP THEM FROM BRINGING IT HOME?

NEXT AT 6 -- WE SHOW YOU HOW TO KEEP THE BUGS AT BAY --

AND REVEAL THE GERMIEST PLACE AT SCHOOL -- HERE'S A HINT -- IT'S NOT THE BATHROOM.

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


TZ1 A LYRICS AND LESSONS-NATSVO


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TZ1 B BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


Early this morning, a couple of downpours have already developed and worked their way to our coastline from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the morning to midday time frame, we'll see some scattered downpours washing ashore and fading once they come ashore. This is happening as the onshore wind flow continues to dominate our weather pattern. By this afternoon, there will still be a few storms, but they will be mainly inland. Even as most of the activity heads inland this afternoon, a stray shower can still wash ashore at any time.

For Friday and into the weekend, rain chances will be limited. With winds staying onshore, we will still be in the pattern of the chance for a morning shower to come in from the Gulf of Mexico and the isolated afternoon activity will be aimed toward the inland areas.

Highs today and through the next few days will be near 90 degrees at the coastline to the mid 90s in the inland areas. Lows will stay in the mid and upper 70s.

Tropical Update

Other than a couple tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic, the tropics continue to stay quiet. Tropical activity is not expected for the next few days, but we're getting close to the time of year when we normally see an increase in tropical development. Keep monitoring nbc-2.com for future updates Return to index of stories...


FIRE LATEST


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DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Early this morning, a couple of downpours have already developed and worked their way to our coastline from the Gulf of Mexico. Through the morning to midday time frame, we'll see some scattered downpours washing ashore and fading once they come ashore. This is happening as the onshore wind flow continues to dominate our weather pattern. By this afternoon, there will still be a few storms, but they will be mainly inland. Even as most of the activity heads inland this afternoon, a stray shower can still wash ashore at any time.

For Friday and into the weekend, rain chances will be limited. With winds staying onshore, we will still be in the pattern of the chance for a morning shower to come in from the Gulf of Mexico and the isolated afternoon activity will be aimed toward the inland areas.

Highs today and through the next few days will be near 90 degrees at the coastline to the mid 90s in the inland areas. Lows will stay in the mid and upper 70s.

Tropical Update

Other than a couple tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic, the tropics continue to stay quiet. Tropical activity is not expected for the next few days, but we're getting close to the time of year when we normally see an increase in tropical development. Keep monitoring nbc-2.com for future updates Return to index of stories...


LYRICS AND LESSONS-TCMON


WE ALL KNOW TEENS ARE HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY MUSIC AND POP CULTURE -- BUT THOSE INFLUENCES AREN'T ALWAYS POSITIVE.

TONGIHT -- WE HERE FROM AN ASPIRING RAPPER TRYING TO HARNESS THAT POWER OF MUSIC - AND SOCIAL MEDIA - WITH MESSAGES THAT ARE MUSIC TO EARS OF ALL AGES. Return to index of stories...


LYRICS AND LESSONS-PKG


"First and foremost, I'll introduce myself again. Javier Starks is my name."

AT THE L-A-Y-C CAREER ACADEMY IN WASHINGTON D-C, THIS LUNCH BREAK - COMES WITH A SHOW.

"Be the person or the change everybody can depend on. I hate it when the world's against me and my friends are just MIA."

JAVIER STARKS IS ONE OF SO MANY ASPIRING ARTISTS TRYING TO MAKE A NAME IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

BUT THERE'S ANOTHER FACET TO HIS CAREER -- MOTIVATOR.

YOUTH ADVOCATE.

TO STARKS -- CLASSROOMS ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS CLUB STAGES.

"To me, em-ceeing is like sharing a story, sharing whatever is on your mind. I don't curse in none of my songs. I can go to schools because I don't curse in any of my songs."

THE STUDENTS IN THIS PARTICULAR AUDIENCE ARE BETWEEN 16 AND 24.

FOR VARIOUS REASONS -- THE TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE PATH TO A CAREER - WASN'T AN OPTION.

"I felt like they will be able to relate to his story and see how you can come from something that doesn't look so positive and go into something that does look positive."

DESPITE THE CLEAN LANGUAGE AND THE UPBEAT MESSAGE - STARKS DOESN'T SUGAR-COAT HIS OWN STORY.

"I'm here as a person who's experienced streets. I've done drugs, I've sold drugs, I have friends who have died from overdoses, friends who've died from car crashes, friends who've died getting robbed, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera."

SO STARKS HAS COUPLED A MESSAGE - WITH A KEY MEDIUM. Return to index of stories...


LYRICS AND LESSONS-OC TAG


SOCIAL MEDIA HAS BEEN A BIG HELP FOR JAVIER TO EXPAND HIS VIRTUAL REACH.

HE HOPES CROWDFINDING WILL JUMPSTART PLANS FRO CLASSROOMS BEYOND D-C. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-OTS VO


THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS FAST APPROACHING AND WITH IT -- ALL THE FAMILIAR ILLNESS-CAUSING GERMS.

SO WHAT CAN PARENTS -- TEACHERS -- AND KIDS DO TO KEEP THE FLU AND OTHER BUGS AT BAY?

FIRST -- KNOW THE HOT ZONES.

THE GERMIEST PLACE AT SCHOOL ISN'T THE BATHROOM -- IT'S ACTUALLY THE WATER FOUNTAIN.

TEACH KIDS TO RUN THE WATER FIRST, THEN DRINK.

OR TO BRING THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLE.

NEXT -- KNOW HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS CORRECTLY.

THE RULE OF THUMB -- USE HOT WATER -- SOAP -- AND WASH LONG ENOUGH TO SING "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" TWICE.

THIRD -- GET ENOUGH SLEEP -- 10 TO 11 HOURS A NIGHT FOR SCHOOL AGE KIDS.

AND FINALLY -- EXERCISE AT LEAST 40 MINUTES EVERY DAY. Return to index of stories...


TENNIS ELBOW-OTS VOWIPE


TENNIS IS A YEAR-ROUND SPORT HERE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE -- AND DOCTORS EXPECT TO SEE PLENTY OF PEOPLE WITH TENNIS ELBOW.

BUT NOT ALL CASES OF TENNIS ELBOW ARE FROM PICKING UP A RACKET.

MANY PEOPLE GET TENNIS ELBOW OFF THE COURT.

THE CONDITION IS REALLY AN INJURY CAUSED BY OVERUSING THE WRIST.

THERE'S PAIN IN THE ELBOW BECAUSE A TENDON THAT CONNECTS A MUSCLE OF THE LOWER ARM TO THE ELBOW GETS INFLAMED -- SOMETIMES EVEN TEARS. Return to index of stories...


TENNIS ELBOW-SOTVO


: Anything that is repetitive um, plumbers, electricians, mechanics - people who are gripping and grasping and turning with their hands.

FOR SOME PEOPLE -- ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES -- PHYSICAL THERAPY -- AND ICE HELP GET RID OF THE CONDITION.

IN ORDER TO AVOID TENNIS ELBOW ALTOGETHER -- DOCTORS RECOMMEND TAKING A BREAK EVERY ONCE IN A WHEN DOING AN ACITIVITY THAT CONSTANTLY USES YOUR WRIST. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


IT'S THE BEST TOURNAMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL AND WE'VE GOT A BIG CHANGE COMING FOR THE CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC-- WE'LL EXPLAIN---

PLUS--- RED SOX LEGENDS PEDRO MARTINEZ AND ROGER CLEMENS SHARING A LAUGH TODAY Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


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TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ 7 1) LEE MORE SCHOOLS-VOTOPS-WIPE


OVERCROWDED --

NEW AT SEVEN --

WHAT LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS PLANS TO DO, ONCE REACHING CAPACITY IN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) CAMPAIGN TRAIL-VOTOPS


PLUS --

WHAT FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR --

AND GOVERNOR HOPEFUL CHARLIE CRIST IS SAYING ABOUT OUR CURRENT GOVERNOR, RICK SCOTT --

IT'S YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE -- ALL NEW, TONIGHT AT SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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CITY OF PALMS-POPMON


IN 1973 THE CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC DID NOT EXACTLY BURST ONTO THE SCENE. IT WAS A SMALL. 7 TEAM TOURNAMENT JUST TRYING TO GET OFF THE GROUND. 42 YEARS LATER. IT'S MORE THAN OFF THE GROUND. IT'S IN THE STRATOSPHERE. BECOMING THE TOP HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE NATION. Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS-VOTOPS


NOW IT'S UP TO JOHN NAYLOR TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING---- AS HE BECOMES THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC---

---- NAYLOR TAKES OVER FOR LONG-TIME DIRECTOR-- RON RILEY-- WHO STEPPED DOWN AFTER LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT---

--- NAYLOR--- SAYS HE WANTS TO KEEP THE TOURNAMENT AT BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL-- IN FACT -- HE DOESN'T ANTICIPATE MUCH CHANGE--- AS HE SAYS-- IF IT AIN'T BROKE DONT' FIX IT. Return to index of stories...


CITY OF PALMS-SOTTOPS


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FIELER-VOTOP


THE FORMER MAYOR OF DUNK CITY IS OFF TO SPAIN---

FORMER FGCU FORWARD CHASE FIELER IS CONTINUING HIS BASKETBALL CAREER IN THE SPANISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE--- AND WILL PLAY IN THE GOLD DIVISION FOR THE CITY OF

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TEAM USA-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP CHICAGO -- WHERE TEAM USA --- IS BACK ON THE COURT--- GETTING READY FOR THE FIBA WORLD CUP-- LATER THIS MONTH IN SPAIN---

IT'S THE FIRST PRACTICE SINCE PAUL GEORGE BROKE HIS LEG DURING A TEAM SCRIMMAGE---

-- WELL -- THE BAD LUCK CONTINUES-- TODAY FORWARD--- DEMARCUS COUSINS---- SUFFERS A KNEE INJURY--

MEANWHILE-- TEAM USA NEED TO TRIM FOUR MORE PLAYERS OFF THE ROSTER--- BY THE TIME THEY HEAD TO SPAIN--- Return to index of stories...


TEAM USA-SOTTOPS


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BUXTON-VOTOPS


MINNESOTA TWINS TOP PROSPECT--- AND FORMER FORT MYERS MIRACLE OUTFIELDER-- BYRON BUXTON -- IS RECOVERING TODAY -- AFTER COLLIDING WITH A A TEAMMATE--- WHILE TRYING TO CATCH A FLY BALL---

BUXTON--- WAS KNOCKED UNCONCIOUS FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES-- BEFORE HE WAS CARTED OFF THE FIELD AND TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL---

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BOSTON HOF-POPMON


IF YOU'RE GOING TO START A PITCHING ROTATION--- PEDRO MARTINEZ AND ROGER CLEMENS IS A GOOD PLACE TO START--- BOTH GUYS HAD BIGTIME ARMS AND BIGTIME ATTITUDES AND BOTH BECAME BOSTON LEGENDS-- TONIGHT MARTINEZ AND CLEMENS WILL BE INDCUCTED INTO THE RED SOX HALL OF FAME--- Return to index of stories...


BOSTON HOF-VOTOPS


CLEMENS--- WON 3-CY YOUNG AWARDS WITH THE RED SOX-- AND STILL HOLDS THE RECORD FOR MOST WINS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY-- WITH 192----

PEDRO--- WON 2 CY YOUNG'S IN BOSTON-- AND OF COURSE HELPED-- END THE CURSE--- LEADING THE RED SOX TO THEIR FIRST WORLD SERIES TITLE IN 86 YEARS BACK IN 2004--- Return to index of stories...


BOSTON HOF-SOTTOPS


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MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS-- BACK ON THE PRACTICE FIELD TODAY--- GETTING READY FOR THEIR SECOND PRESEASON GAME-- THIS SATURDAY AGAINST TAMPA BAY---

--- THE DOLPHINS SCORED ON THEIR FIRST DRIVE OF THEIR FIRST PRESEASON GAME LAST FRIDAY-- BUT STRUGGLED AFTER THAT --- SO THE FOCUS --- IS TO PUT MORE POINTS ON THE BOARD AGAINST TAMPA--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


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LL WORLD SERIES-CGTOPS


LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES OF SOFTBALL--

THE JUNIOR TEAM FROM FORT MYERS PLAYING IN THE KNOCKOUT ROUND TODAY-- TAKING ON LATIN AMERICA---

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PGA GOLF-VOTOPS


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...