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DIRECTORS PAGE CASPERSON PLANE CRASH NTSB REPORT-CLIP,VOTOPS-SS
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS CASPERSON PLANE CRASH NTSB REPORT-2SH,VO
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS CASPERSON PLANE CRASH NTSB REPORT-SOTVO
HL1) MISSOURI LATEST-VO-WIPE LEE COUNTY NEEDS SCHOOLS-TC MON VO
HL2) RED TIDE BLOOM-VO-WIPE LEE COUNTY NEEDS SCHOOLS-SOTVO
HL3) FL TEEN ATTACKED-SOTVO CAPE UEP BACK TO SCHOOL-VOWIPE
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP CAPE UEP BACK TO SCHOOL-SOTVO
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL CHAR CO DUI CHOPPER ARREST-VO
GOOD MORNING-CLIP NATVOTOPS- 2SHOT SAMMY HAGER SIGNED GUITAR THEFT-SSTOPS(2)
FERGUSON MO LATEST-VOTOPS,OC RAUSCHENBERG APPEAL-VO
BROWN VIGILS FL-NATVO LEE TOURISM LATEST-VIDBOX
BROWN VIGIL NY-TRXNATVO LEE TOURISM LATEST-SOTVO
RSW TECHNICAL GLITCH-VO COLLIER ABSENTEE BALLOTS-VOWIPE
RED TIDE BLOOM UPDATE-CLIP, OTS, SS COLLIER ABSENTEE BALLOTS-SOT,OC
YOUTH ACADEMY ESCAPEES-SSTOPS,VO,OC LEE & CHARLOTTE CO EARLY VOTING-OTS, BNR
YOUTH ACADEMY ESCAPEES-SOT-SS 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo
FIREWATCH OPEN-CLIP 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-sot-vot
FOUNTAIN LAKES FIRE-EBOX,VOFULL STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
FIRE MERGER MEETING-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
OVERSEAS LOAN SCAM-OC,VO,OC TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO AQUA THEATRE NIGHT-VIDBOX,CG
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOSS TO LUCAS-CLIP 2SH POP, DISS LOVE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL RED TIDE BLOOM-REM LIVE
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS RED TIDE BLOOM-vo,ss
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT RED TIDE BLOOM-LIVE
ALTA RESOURCES JOB FAIR-OTS, BNR WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL HOW NOT TO OVERHEAT-NATSVO
NYPD CHOKEHOLD DEATH-NATVO AVOID THE BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-TC MON VO
US IMMIGRATION-VO BACK TO SCHOOL SHOTS-TRXVOTOPS
IRAQ AL MALIKI STEPS DOWN-VOWIPE COLLIER KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION-TC MON, BNR
IRAQ AL MALIKI STEPS DOWN-SOT,OC LEEFLIGHT ONE YEAR-trxVOTOPS
GEN. GREENE LAID TO REST-VO NFM DEVELOPMENT-VOWIPE
ROBIN WILLIAMS PARKINSONS-VOWIPE NFM DEVELOPMENT-SOTVO
SUICIDE CALL INCREASE-NATSVOTOPS NOW SHOWING: THE EXPENDABLES 3-VOWIPE
FL TEEN ATTACKED-VOWIPE NOW SHOWING: LETS BE COPS-SOTVOTOPS
FL TEEN ATTACKED-SOTVO NOW SHOWING: THE GIVER-VOTOPS
VOTE 2014-CLIP 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
GOV SCOTT EMAIL ACCOUNT-OTS 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
CRIST ON SCOTT-OTS TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL FREE BOOSTER SEATS-CG
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS O.A.R. TIX ON SALE-NATVO,BNR
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TOM HANKS APP-VO
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
NUDE BEACH-SS(3) TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP TS 1) MISSOURI PROTESTS-VOTOPS-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 2) RSW GLITCH-VOTOPS-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS TS 3) RED TIDE BLOOM-VOTOPS-SS
HL1) CASPERSEN PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE TS 4) YOUTH ACADEMY ESCAPEES-SSTOPS- VO-WIPE
HL2) LEE COUNTY NEEDS SCHOOLS-VO-WIPE TS 5) PLANE CRASH REPORT-VOTOPS-WIPE
HL3) NOW SHOWING-VO-WIPE TS 6) SCHOOL STARTING MONDAY-VOTOPS-WIPE
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL END TIME


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) MISSOURI LATEST-VO-WIPE


DEVELOPING NEWS THIS MORNING IN MISSOURI--

PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF AN UNARMED BLACK TEEN ARE TAKING A TURN--

AS THE GOVERNOR STRIPS LOCAL POLICE OF THEIR AUTHORITY.

The latest on the Missouri Protests ---- The

Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday,

stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of

clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the

death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. The intervention, ordered

by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, came as President Barack Obama spoke publicly

for the first time about Saturday's fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the

subsequent violence that shocked the nation and threatened to tear apart the

town of Ferguson. Return to index of stories...


HL2) RED TIDE BLOOM-VO-WIPE


ABC 7 IS ALSO ON DEVELOPING NEWS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS MORNING--

JUST IN TIME FOR THE WEEKEND--

CONCERN FOR FOLKS HEADING TO THE BEACH AS A RED TIDE BLOOM FORMS AND SPREADS. Return to index of stories...


HL3) FL TEEN ATTACKED-SOTVO


I remember like his hands being on me and I saw the watch

A FLORIDA TEEN TERRORIZED--

HER DARING ESCAPE--

AFTER WAKING UP WITH A MAN IN HER BEDROOM--

WITH HIS HANDS AROUND HER NECK! Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


PASSING DOWNPOURS

The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP NATVOTOPS- 2SHOT


don't shoot

PROTESTS OF THE POLICE SHOOTING DEATH OF AN UNARMED TEEN NEAR ST LOUIS---

ARE TURNING PEACEFUL--

AND SPREADING ACROSS THE NATION.

GOOD MORNING --

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

THE TONE IS CHANGING IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON MO LATEST-VOTOPS,OC


THIS MORNING--

A PEACEFUL, ALMOST FESTIVE SCENE ON THE STREETS--

THE DRAMATIC SHIFT CAME THURSDAY, AFTER MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON PUT THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL IN CONTROL--

AND STRIPPED THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ITS AUTHORITY.

MICHAEL BROWN AN UNARMED BLACK TEEN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER LAST SATURDAY.

PEOPLE PROTESTED MOST OF THE WEEK.

SOME OF THEM TURNED TO VIOLENCE AND LOOTING.

FERGUSON POLICE LOOKED LIKE A SMALL ARMY WITH TANKS AND HEAVY WEAPONS

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE BROWN WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

THERE'S BEEN ENORMOUS PRESSURE TO IDENTIFY THE OFFICER WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER --

AND WE COULD LEARN THAT OFFICER'S IDENTITY LATER TODAY.

The police shooting of an unarmed teenager near Saint Louis is now

sparking outcry and protests across the country.

Thousands of people marching, throwing their hands in the air, chanting "

hands up, don't shoot", and offering a moment of silence for Michael Brown.

ABC's Tahman Bradley has the latest on the newfound CALM at the

epicenter of all this - Ferguson, Missouri.

PKG SCRIPT:

NATS - honking cars - Thursday night rally in Ferguson, MO

Overnight, a peaceful, almost festive scene on the streets of Ferguson,

Missouri.

The community rallying to demand answers -- after Michael Brown, an unarmed

black teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer last Saturday.

NATS - boom boom - Wednesday night in Ferguson, MO

It was a dramatically different scene than Wednesday night, when Ferguson

police -- looking like a small army with tanks and heavy weapons -- clashed

with demonstrators.

MOS Andre Moore, Protestor in Ferguson

"THE PEOPLE THAT'S BEING VIOLENT IS THE POLICE."

After that violence, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered a change in tactics

.

He stripped local police of their authority, replacing them with the state

highway patrol.

SOT Gov. Jay Nixon

"I KNOW THAT FERGUSON WILL NOT BE DEFINED AS A COMMUNITY THAT WAS TORN APART

BY VIOLENCE."

NATS - cheering - Thursday night in Ferguson

Last night, crowds cheered the trooper in charge, Captain Ron Johnson, who

lives in the community, and marched alongside the protestors.

SOT Capt. Ron Johnson

"SO I THINK THE OLD SAYING I'VE GOT A DOG IN THIS FIGHT, I'VE GOT A BIG DOG

IN THIS FIGHT."

Other Americans sharing similar feelings.

MOS Talon Johnson, Protestor in St. Joseph, Missouri

"I MAY NOT BE THE SAME NATIONALITY AS HIM, BUT IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH TO MY HOME

AND CLOSE ENOUGH TO MY AGE."

From Chicago.to Times Square.to Howard University -- people are showing

solidarity with Michael Brown.

Authorities are still investigating exactly what happened before Brown was

shot and killed. There's been enormous pressure to identify the officer who

pulled the trigger, and we could learn his identity later today.

Tahman Bradley, ABC News, Washington.

OPTIONAL ANCHOR TAG:

MUCH MORE ON THE UNREST IN FERGUSON, COMING UP ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA.

A LIVE REPORT FROM THE SCENE OF THE PROTESTS.

PLUS, ROBIN ROBERTS INTERVIEWS THE GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI, JAY NIXON AND

FERGUSON POLICE CHIEF THOMAS JACKSON. Return to index of stories...


BROWN VIGILS FL-NATVO


THE OUTRAGE OVER THE DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN IS SPILLING OVER NATION-WIDE.

A VIGIL WAS HELD LAST NIGHT IN CENTRAL FLORIDA.

"it has to change."

What happened to mike brown is not an isolated incident."

A GROUP GATHERED AT LAKE EOLA--

AS PART OF A NATIONWIDE GRASSROOTS EFFORT.

THEY WAVED SIGNS AND WROTE THE NAMES OF OTHER VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY.

THEN WITH RAISED ARMS--

THEY HELD A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST. Return to index of stories...


BROWN VIGIL NY-TRXNATVO


hands up, don't shoot, hands up, don't shoto

A LARGE GROUP TOOK TO THE STREETS OF NEW YORK'S TIME'S SQUARE LAST NIGHT TO PROTEST BROWN'S DEATH--

TYING UP TRAFFIC IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN.

MORE THAN A THOUSAND PEOPLE PARTICIPATED--

THERE WERE A HAND FULL OF ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


RSW TECHNICAL GLITCH-VO


A HEADS UP IF YOU'RE FLYING OUT OF R-S-W THIS MORNING --

THE AIRPORT COULD STILL BE EXPERIENCING A TECHNICAL GLITCH.

YESTERDAY -- THAT GLITCH MESSED UP INFORMATION ON THE VIDEO BOARDS IN THE TERMINAL --

AND ONLINE.

AIRPORT OFFICIALS STILL CANT CONFIRM IF EVERYTHING IS RUNNING OKAY THIS MORNING --

SO YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH YOUR CARRIER BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE.

CREWS SAY THE AIRPORT IS CURRENTLY REVAMPING ITS ENTIRE FLIGHT INFORMATION SYSTEM --

THE UPGRADES MAY HAVE CAUSED THIS GLITCH. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE BLOOM UPDATE-CLIP, OTS, SS


ALL NEW THIS MORNING --

ABC7 IS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM, MOVING TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TAKE A LOOK-

THAT YELLOW LINE IS WHERE THE BLOOM HAS BEEN TRACKED.

RIGHT NOW IT'S ABOUT 20 MILES OFF SHORE, OF PINELLAS COUNTY.

IT'S BEEN BLAMED FOR THE DEATH OF THOUSANDS OF FISH.

F-W-C IS RELEASING A NEW RED TIDE REPORT TODAY.

WE'LL HAVE MORE IN A LIVE REPORT IN 30 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


YOUTH ACADEMY ESCAPEES-SSTOPS,VO,OC


THESE TWO TEENS ARE BACK AT A JUVENILE FACILITY AFTER THEY ESCAPED.

IT SPARKED A MASSIVE SEARCH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

THE DUO CLIMBED OUT OF THEIR WINDOW -- THEN CLIMBED OVER A SERIES OF FENCES.

WE BROUGHT YOU THIS AS BREAKING NEWS --

BOTH WERE ARRESTED HOURS LATER OFF STATE ROAD 82.

THE ACADEMY IS A NEW FACILITY.

IT'S AIMED AT HELPING SUSBSTANCE ABUSERS AND LOW RISK YOUTH --

SO IT'S A NON-SECURE FACILITY.

BUT -- SOME NEIGHBORS ARE WORRIED AFTER THIS RECENT ESCAPE. Return to index of stories...


YOUTH ACADEMY ESCAPEES-SOT-SS


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."

THE FACILITY SAYS IT IS INVESTIGATING THIS INCIDENT.

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW THE TWO TEENS --

WITH BACKGROUNDS OF CONVICTIONS FOR MORE THAN DRUG CRIMES-- ENDED UP AT THE LOW RISK ACADEMY. Return to index of stories...


FIREWATCH OPEN-CLIP


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FOUNTAIN LAKES FIRE-EBOX,VOFULL


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

THIS 15-ACRE BRUSH FIRE CAME DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO HOMES --

THIS MORNING -- WE'RE LEARNING -- FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT WAS ACCIDENTAL -

HOMELESS PEOPLE -- LIVING IN THE BRUSH -- STARTED IT ON THURSDAY.

IT BURNED IN THE FOUNTAIN LAKES COMMUNITY --

NEAR THE COCONUT POINT MALL.

FIREFIGHTERS EVACUATED SEVEN HOUSES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD --

LUCKILY --

NO ONE WAS HURT --

AND NO HOMES WERE DAMAGED.

WE'RE TOLD THERE WON'T BE ARSON CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MERGER MEETING-VO


THE NORTH NAPLES AND BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICTS ARE ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO MERGING.

BOTH DISTRICTS HAVE VOTED TO PUT THE PROPOSAL ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT.

IF APPROVED,THEY WOULD BUILD AT LEAST TWO MORE FIRE STATIONS.

WHICH THEY SAY WOULD INCREASE RESPONSE TIMES.

THEY ALSO INSIST IT WILL SAVE TAX PAYER MONEY.

A FEW ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS WOULD BE LOST. LOOKING AHEAD --

IN NOVEMBER --

VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO MERGE NORTH NAPLES AND BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICTS.

TONIGHT -- FIRE OFFICIALS APPROVED PUTTING IT ON THE BALLOT.

IF THE MERGER GOES THROUGH --

THE PLAN IS TO BUILD AT LEAST TWO MORE FIRE STATIONS.

THAT WOULD MEAN FASTER RESPONSE TIMES.

IT WOULD ALSO SAVE THE NEW DISTRICT MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.

BUT A FEW ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS WILL BE LOST. Return to index of stories...


OVERSEAS LOAN SCAM-OC,VO,OC


A FORT MYERS MAN WILL SPEND THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON --

AFTER SCAMMING DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN AN INVESTMENT SCHEME.

FOTIOS GEIVELIS PLED GUILTY LAST MARCH.

HE RAN A FAKE INVESTMENT COMPANY OUT OF A HOME IN THIS FORT MYERS GATED COMMUNITY.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS --

GEIVELIS CONVINCED 45 INVESTORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO LOAN HIM AT LEAST 3-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS.

HE PROMISED THEIR LOANS WOULD GROW OVER TIME.

THE ONLY PROBLEM --

GEIVELIS NEVER INVESTED ANY OF THAT MONEY.

INSTEAD HE POCKETED NEARLY HALF OF IT --

AND SPENT IT ON DRUGS AND OTHER PERSONAL EXPENSES. A FORT MYERS MAN WILL SPEND THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN A FEDERAL PRISON IN PITTSBURGH.

34-YEAR-OLD FOTIOS GEIVELIS PLEADED GUILTY TO RUNNING A FAKE LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY.

THE MONEY WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO DO HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS - INSTEAD GE-VAY-LIS SPENT IT ON COCAINE AND CASINOS.

THE SCAM COST MORE THAN 3 DOZEN INVESTORS, NEARLY 4 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DO YOU EVER LOOK AT YOUR KIDS

AND WONDER WHERE THEY GET THEIR ENERGY.

IT'S NAPS

A 10 MINUTE NAP CAN HELP YOU STAY ALERT FOR 2 MORE HOURS

THIS COMING FROM HUFFINGTON POST

IT'S NATIONAL NAP MONTH.

DID YOU KNOW WHEN YOU NAP MATTERS.

IF YOU WAKE UP AT 5 A.M. YOU NEED A NAP AT ONE.

UP AT 9? NAP TIME IS AT 3.

AND SET AN ALARM. SLEEPING MORE THAN TWO HOURS CAN MAKE YOU EVEN MORE GROGGY. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A NAP

AND A CUP OF COFFEE

OPPOSITS RIGHT.

WRONG. DONE RIGHT THEY CAN WORK TOGETHER

THIS COMING FROM HUFF POST

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL NAP MONTH

CALL IT A NAPPACCINO

DRINK A CUP OF COFFEE

THEN TAKE A 20 MINUTE NAP

IT WORKS TO SUPER CHARGE YOUR ZZZ'S

BECAUSE CAFFIENE TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO KICK IN

SO YOU WAKE UP.

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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.

PASSING DOWNPOURS

The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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ALTA RESOURCES JOB FAIR-OTS, BNR


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB --

YOU'RE IN LUCK --

ALTA RESOURCES IN FORT MYERS IS HOLDING A CASUAL. COME AS YOU ARE JOB FAIR. TODAY AND SATURDAY.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT NEEDS TO FILL 700 POSITIONS.

IT'S FROM SEVEN TO SEVEN AT ITS FORT MYERS CAMPUS IN GATEWAY.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, CREATE A PROFILE AND APPLY ONLINE BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE CAREER FAIR.

FOR MORE INFO -- GO TO ABC DASH 7 DOT COM -- CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO 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.

PASSING DOWNPOURS

The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Return to index of stories...


NYPD CHOKEHOLD DEATH-NATVO


MEMBERS OF NEW YORK'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WANT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF A MAN PLACED IN A POLICE CHOKEHOLD.

YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS VIRAL VIDEO --

I can't breathe, I can't breathe

N-Y-P-D OFFICERS SUSPECTED ERIC GARNER OF SELLING UNTAXED CIGARETTES.

THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION SAY MINORITIES ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY A POLICE TACTIC WHERE THEY GO AFTER SMALL CRIMES TO HELP STOP BIGGER ONES.

Two NYPD officers involved in the Garner altercation have been reassigned pending the investigation.

and the law enforcement strategy known as Broken Windows.

The six Democrats say black and Latino communities are disproportionately affected by the Broken Windows tactic of going after small crimes to help stop bigger ones.

A letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Eric Holder is signed by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Gregory Meeks, Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano and Nydia Velazquez.

Garner's death has been the biggest test of Mayor Bill de Blasio's first year in office. The mayor has vowed to support police but pledged to help communities that feel mistreated. Return to index of stories...


US IMMIGRATION-VO


THE FIRST WAVE OF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS HAS TAKEN UP OBSERVATION POSTS ALONG THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER.

THE TASK FORCE SAYS "SEVERAL DOZEN" SOLDIERS DEPLOYED.

ARE PART OF THE UP TO 1-THOUSAND TROOPS CALLED UP BY GOVERNOR. RICK PERRY LAST MONTH.

THIS FIRST BATCH ARE SPECIFICALLY TRAINED TO MAN OBSERVATION TOWERS IN THE AREA --

AND WILL SERVE AS EXTRA EYES ON THE BORDER AND REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY TO AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AL MALIKI STEPS DOWN-VOWIPE


THE WHITE HOUSE IS COMMENDING IRAQ'S INCUMBENT PRIME MINISTER FOR STEPPING ASIDE.

THE PRIME MINISTER RELINQUISHED HIS POST LATE THURSDAY --

HE SAID HE RESIGNED FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY AND IS ENDORSING THE PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT HOPES THE POWER SHIFT "CAN SET IRAQ ON A NEW PATH" AGAINST A SECURITY THREAT FROM ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS.

After initially struggling to stay in power, Nouri al-Maliki relinquished his post late Thursday to fellow Dawa Party member, Haider al-Abadi.

Rice's comments came in a statement issued while she was accompanying Obama on his Martha's Vineyard vacation. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ AL MALIKI STEPS DOWN-SOT,OC


"We are urging Iraqis to come together to turn the tide against isil above all by seizing the enormous opportunity of forming a new inclusive government under the leadership of prime minister designate Abdai.

THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ALSO ADDS THE U-S REMAINS COMMITTED TO A STRONG PARTNERSHIP WITH IRAQ AND ITS PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


GEN. GREENE LAID TO REST-VO


AN ARMY GENERAL WHO DIED IN AGHANISTAN HAS BEEN LAID TO REST.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY PAID THEIR RESPECTS TO MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD GREENE AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY THURSDAY.

HIS WIFE -- A RETIRED ARMY COLONEL -- WAS PRESENTED WITH A FOLDED FLAG.

GENERAL GREENE WAS KILLED BY A GUNMAN AT AN AFGHAN MILITARY TRAINING FACILITY LAST WEEK. HE'S THE COUNTRY'S HIGHEST-RANKING CASUALTY DURING WAR-TIME SINCE VIETNAM. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS PARKINSONS-VOWIPE


ROBIN WILLIAMS' WIDOW SAYS HER LATE HUSBAND HAD NOT FALLEN OFF THE WAGON BEFORE HIS DEATH.

SHE SAYS HIS SOBRIETY WAS INTACT.

BUT --

SHE DID TELL THE WORLD --

THE ACTOR WAS SUFFERING FROM THE EARLY STAGES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE --

A SIDE EFFECT IS DEPRESSION.

THE SAME DISEASE ACTOR MICHAEL J FOX BATTLES.

FOX TWEETED: STUNNED TO LEARN ROBIN HAD P-D.

PRETTY SURE HIS SUPPORT FOR OUR FOUNDATION PREDATED HIS DIAGNOSIS.

A TRUE FRIEND.

I WISH HIM PEACE. Return to index of stories...


SUICIDE CALL INCREASE-NATSVOTOPS


"phone ringing"

AND SINCE WILLIAMS' SUICIDE ON MONDAY --

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE CALLING TO GET THE HELP THEY NEED.

THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE REPORTS --

DOUBLE THEIR NORMAL NUMBER OF HOTLINE CALLS THIS WEEK.

THAT SAME SPIKE IS HAPPENING LOCALLY.

THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS PHONES ARE RINGING MORE --

AND MORE PEOPLE ARE VISITING THEIR WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN ATTACKED-VOWIPE


SOME SCARY MOMENTS FOR A FLORIDA TEENAGER --

SHE SAYS SHE WOKE UP TO FIND A MAN WITH HIS HANDS AROUND HER NECK.

HER FIRST INSTINCT --

WAS TO GET HIM OFF OF HER!

THIS IS THE FACE OF THE MAN LAKE COUNTY INVESTGATORS THINK BROKE INTO A HOUSE NEAR ORLANDO LAST WEEKEND.

16 YEAR OLD JOANNE CONROY WAS INSIDE --

FAST ASLEEP.

SHE WOKE UP AT THREE IN THE MORNING --

TO FIND THE MAN WITH HIS HANDS AROUND HER NECK! Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN ATTACKED-SOTVO


Joanne Conroy - Victim - - I tried getting his hands off of me but I couldn't. So I started kicking him off me. Then he punched me in the face.

BUTT TO---

"his hands were like this."

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GOT IN THROUGH A DOOR WITH A BROKEN LATCH.

IN SECONDS, HE WAS STRANGLING JOANNE.

BUT HER QUICK ACTIONS -- SCARED THE BAD GUY OFF --

HE LEFT THROUGH THE SAME DOOR.

JOANNE AND HER MOTHER THEN CALLED 911.

JOANNE SAYS SHE STILL SEES THIS MANS FACE WHEN SHE CLOSES HER EYES. Joanne Conroy - Victim - - I remember like his hands being on me and I saw

the watch and then, and I remember seeing he had glasses. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014-CLIP


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GOV SCOTT EMAIL ACCOUNT-OTS


A FLORIDA JUDGE HAS ORDERED YAHOO AND GOOGLE --

TO REVEAL WHO ESTABLISHED EMAIL ACCOUNTS GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HOLDS AND SOME OF HIS EMPLOYEES.

THE PERSON WHO FILED THE LAWSUIT SAYS THE GOVERNOR'S SKIRTING PUBLIC RECORDS LAW --

BY COMMUNICATING ABOUT STATE BUSINESS ON PRIVATE ACCOUNTS, RATHER THAN PUBLIC ONES YOU CAN READ.

GOVERNOR SCOTT'S LAWYERS SAY THEY DON'T CONDUCT BUSINESS ON THE PRIVATE EMAIL ACCOUNTS. Return to index of stories...


CRIST ON SCOTT-OTS


MEANTIME --

ONE OF THE PEOPLE TRYING TO REPLACE GOVERNOR SCOTT --

IS ATTACKING THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS STANCE ON EDUCATION.

CHARLIE CRIST SAYS GOVERNOR SCOTT PROPOSED 3-POINT-3 BILLION DOLLARS IN EDCUATION CUTS IN FLORIDA.

WHICH IS TRUE --

IN HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, SCOTT PROPOSED THOSE CUTS.

THE LEGISLATURE ULTIMATELY AGREED TO ONE-POINT-THREE-BILLION DOLLARS IN EDUCATION CUTS.

BUT --

IN THE THREE YEARS SINCE, SCOTT HAS PUSHED FOR MORE EDUCATION FUNDING.

AND THE MONEY'S BEEN RESTORED. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


THEY SAY OPPOSITES ATTRACT.

AND THAT'S JUST THE CASE SOMETIMES IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.

PERHAPS THE CRAZIEST FRIENDSHIP YOU WILL EVER SEE.

AND MAYBE THE BRAVEST WEINER DOG YOU'LL EVER SEE.

THIS IS BONE DIGGER, A FIVE YEAR OLD MALE LION.

AND HIS BUDDY. MILO. HE'S A SEVEN YEAR OLD DACHSHUND.

MILO LIKES TO CLEAN THE LION'S TEETH. BY LICKING THEM.

YOU CAN SEE THE PAIR TOGETHER AT AN EXOTIC ANIMAL PARK IN OKLAHOMA. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DON'T YOU JUST LOVE DUMB CRIMINALS?

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO.

A GUY IS DRIVING DOWN A NORTH CAROLINA ROAD. DRAGGING A STOLEN SAFE

HE DROVE RIGHT BY A COP.WHO AFTERWARD SAID QUOTE "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME."

THE DRIVER HAD BROKEN INTO A PHARMACY AND STOLE THE SAFE.

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


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


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AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". A MILESTONE FOR WARREN BUFFET.

SHARES OF HIS COMPANY, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY, OPEN THIS MORNING ABOVE 200-

THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. WANT TO INVEST LIKE THE

BILLIONAIRE?

HIS LATEST STOCK PICKS: I-B-M, VERIZON, SUNCOR ENERGY, AND VISA.

GENERAL ELECTRIC IS CONFIRMING THAT IT'S IN TALKS TO SELL ITS APPLIANCES

BUSINESS.

IT'S THE DIVISION THAT'S BEEN PUTTING REFRIGERATORS, WASHER- DRYER'S

AND TOASTERS IN HOMES SINCE THE EARLY 1900'S.

AT THE BOX OFFICE, FANS OF OLD ACTION HEROES CAN CHECK OUT "THE EXPENDABLES

3"

"THE GIVER" --BASED ON A CHILDREN'S NOVEL-- IS ALSO OPENING.

STARRING MERYL STREEP.

BUT THE TURTLES WILL LIKELY REMAIN NUMBER ONE AGAIN.

A RED 1962 FERRARI SOLD LAST NIGHT FOR MORE THAN 38-MILLION DOLLARS!.

MAKING IT THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR EVER SOLD AT AUCTION.

THE 250 G-T-O BERLINETTA FELL FAR SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS.

IT WAS ESTIMATED TO GO FOR AS MUCH AS $75 MILLION.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY.

I'M DEVIN DWYER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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 TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

PASSING DOWNPOURS

The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


NUDE BEACH-SS(3)


WILDLIFE ARE FLEEING A SMALL FLORIDA ISLAND --

BECAUSE NAKED PEOPLE ARE INVADING THEIR SPACE!

FOR 50 YEARS --

PASSAGE KEY HAS BEEN A FEDERALLY PROTECTED HABITAT FOR NESTING BIRDS.

THE ISLAND BECAME SUBMERGED IN 2006 FROM HURRICANE ALBERTO.

BUT IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS -- THE SANDBAR RETURNED -- ALONG WITH BIRDS AND NUDISTS.

NOW THE U-S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE SAYS NUDISTS ARE SCARING THE BIRDS AWAY.

PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO WADE OFF-SHORE.

BUT IT'S A FEDERAL CRIME TO WALK ON THE ISLAND.

OFFENDERS COULD BE FINED -- OR FACE JAIL TIME. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) CASPERSEN PLANE CRASH-VO-WIPE


A DEADLY PLANE CRASH INVESTIGATION--

THIS MORNING ABC 7 HAS NEW DETAILS ON WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WHEN A PLANE CRASHED ON SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH--

KILLING A MAN AND HIS DAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


HL2) LEE COUNTY NEEDS SCHOOLS-VO-WIPE


CRISIS IN LEE COUNTY--

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS RUNNING OUT OF ROOM--

NEW THIS MORNING--

THE PLAN FOR NEW SCHOOLS TO HANDLE THE EXPLODING STUDENT POPULATION. Return to index of stories...


HL3) NOW SHOWING-VO-WIPE


READY FOR THE WEEKEND?

HOW ABOUT A REUNION OF ACTION STARS--

AND A PAIR OF WANNA-BE COPS--

ABC 7 HAS THE THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


PASSING DOWNPOURS

The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Return to index of stories...


CASPERSON PLANE CRASH NTSB REPORT-CLIP,VOTOPS-SS


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING IN A DEADLY PLANE CRASH --

THE *N-T-S-B* IS EXPLAINING HOW AND WHY --

A PILOT CRASHED ONTO A SARSOTA COUNTY BEACH --

KILLING A MAN AND HIS DAUGHTER.

ARMY VET. OMMY IRIZARRY AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA --

WERE HIT AND KILLED. Return to index of stories...


CASPERSON PLANE CRASH NTSB REPORT-2SH,VO


A PRELIMINARY N-T-S-B REPORT NOW SHOWS THAT PLANE. HAD NOT FLOWN IN 3 AND A HALF MONTHS.

BUT DURING A PRE-FLIGHT CHECK ON JULY 27TH -- ON THE DAY OF THE DEADLY CRASH -- THE PILOT EXPERIENCED TROUBLE.

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

INVESTIGATORS SAY -- THE PLANE NEVER MADE IT MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND FEED IN THE AIR.

CARL COKE-A-MOORE DECLARED AN EMERGENCY LANDING JUST MINUTES INTO HIS NINE MILE FLIGHT FROM ENGLEWOOD TO VENICE. Return to index of stories...


CASPERSON PLANE CRASH NTSB REPORT-SOTVO


00:00:00 I don't know, he's trying to make the airport he says he's not going to make the airport but he's going to be on the beach. 00:00:06

--BUTT SOT--

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

THE REPORT SAYS 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 O-SHE-ANN-UH.

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...


LEE COUNTY NEEDS SCHOOLS-TC MON VO


THIS MORNING --

WE'RE DIGGING DEEPER INTO A BIG PROBLEM WITHIN THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRTICT.

STUDENT POPULATION IS EXPLODING --

AND IN JUST THREE YEARS --

THE DISTRICT WILL REACH CAPACITY.

THE DISTRICT NEEDS TWO NEW HIGH SCHOOLS.

ONE IN LEHIGH ACRES, THE OTHER IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THEY HAVE THE PROPERTY AND BLUE PRINTS TO BUILD THE SCHOOLS.

THERE'S ONE PROBLEM -- NO MONEY TO DO IT. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY NEEDS SCHOOLS-SOTVO


mark Mora/Director of Planning / 08:28 We're going to have to start looking hard to get the financing now and the planning and design by next summer and shovels in the ground by next spring. 08:38

ONE OPTION TO FUND THE NEW SCHOOLS WOULD BE RAISING THE STATE SALES TAX IN LEE COUNTY FROM SIX. TO SIX-AND-A-HALF PERCENT.

THE BOARD SAYS IT'S WEIGHING ITS OPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP BACK TO SCHOOL-VOWIPE


THERE'S EXTENSIVE ROAD WORK HAPPENING IN CAPE CORAL.

IT'S A PART OF THE CITY'S UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECT.

BUT WITH SCHOOL STARTING IN JUST A FEW DAYS --

THE CITY IS RUSHING TO FINISH THE ROAD WORK IN SOUTHWEST SIX AND SEVEN.

CREWS ARE PUTTING IN LONG HOURS AND WORKING WEEKENDS.

THE GOAL IS TO TURN DIRT ROADS INTO ASPHALT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP BACK TO SCHOOL-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 IT WILL ALSO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THEIR CHILDREN WHO HAVE TO WALK TO SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO DUI CHOPPER ARREST-VO


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIE SAY A DRUNKEN JOYRIDE -- ENDED WITH A PRETTY HEFTY BILL.

MORE THAN HALF-A-MILLION DOLLARS, TO BE EXACT.

DEPUTIES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY SAY --

49-YEAR-OLD RONALD DURHAM HAS NEVER BEEN ISSUED A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP HIM FROM JUMPING INTO HIS TRUCK --

CRASHING THROUGH A CHAIN-LINK FENCE --

AND SLAMMING INTO TWO PARKED VEHICLES -- AND *TWO HELICOPTERS!

NEIGHBORS SAY, THEY'RE NOT SURPRISED BY HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY HAGER SIGNED GUITAR THEFT-SSTOPS(2)


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP TO FIND A STOLEN GUITAR.

FORMER VAN HALEN LEAD SINGER SAMMY HAGAR SIGNED IT.

IT'S A RED YAMAHA PACIFIC MODEL.

IT WAS STOLEN FROM OUTSIDE A HOUSE ON PALMETTO DUNES CIRCLE IN EAST NAPLES.

FED EX DELIVERED THE GUITAR A WEEK AGO --

BUT WAS STOLEN THAT SAME NIGHT --

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


RAUSCHENBERG APPEAL-VO


THE ROBERT RAUCHENBERG FOUNDATION IS APPEALING A RECENT COURT RULING.

TWO WEEKS AGO, THE JUDGE SAID THREE FRIENDS OF THE LATE CAPTIVA ARTIST SHOULD SPLIT 24 MILLION DOLLARS.

THEY WERE IN CHARGE OF HIS ESTATE WHEN RAUCHENBERG DIED IN 2008.

THE FOUNDATION CLAIMED THE MEN ONLY DESERVE A COUPLE HUNDRED THOUSAND, SO THEY APPEALED THE DECISION. Return to index of stories...


LEE TOURISM LATEST-VIDBOX


TOURISM KEEPS IMPROVING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEE COUNTY RELEASED TOURISM NUMBERS FROM APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE.

COMPARED TO THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR, LEE COUNTY HAD A 16 PERCENT INCREASE IN TAX REVENUE. Return to index of stories...


LEE TOURISM LATEST-SOTVO


"I don't think we ever had this strong not only a record year. A record over last year but it's also a record of kind of growth in a year."

THE SPRING SEASON HAD ITS SECOND HIGHEST SPENDING FROM VISITORS SINCE THE GULF OIL SPILL IN 2010. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER ABSENTEE BALLOTS-VOWIPE


EARLY VOTING IN COLLIER COUNTY IS IN FULL SWING --

OFFICIALS SAY IT'S BEEN SLOW AT THE BOOTHS --

BUT NEARLY 17-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY CAST ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

ONLY A FEW HUNDRED CAME IN PERSON THURSDAY -- THAT'S THROUGHOUT THE EIGHT EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS.

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


COLLIER ABSENTEE BALLOTS-SOT,OC


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 becaye collier county is so seasonal.

EARLY VOTING IN COLLIER ENDS ON AUGUST 23RD - WITH THE ELECTION ON THE 26TH. Return to index of stories...


LEE & CHARLOTTE CO EARLY VOTING-OTS, BNR


AND DON'T FORGET -- IF YOU LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY EARLY VOTING CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST 24TH.

IF YOU LIVE IN LEE, YOU'LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW TO START EARLY VOTING--

TO FIND THE POLLING PLACE CLOSEST TO YOU - VISIT OUR WEBSITE, ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-vo


THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE SELFIE

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE HEADING STRAIGHT FOR THE KNIFE

JUST FOR THAT PERFECT POST

THIS WOMAN SPENT $3,000

FOR PLASTIC SURGERY ON HER HAND.

TO MAKE HER ENGAGEMENT RING SELFIE LOOK BETTER

HER HANDS WERE TOO VEINY AND KNUCKLES WERE TOO RED.

ANOTHER WOMAN SPENT $15-THOUSAND FOR A NEW "SELFIE" NOSE

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630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-sot-vot


6 TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST AMY VAN DYKEN

HAD IT ALL. UNTIL JUNE 6

WHEN AN ATV ACCIDENT LEFT HER PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN.

THIS MORNING SHE'S FINALLY OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

SOT-Amy Van Dyken-Rouen: "Met some amazing people here and have changed the

way I think. Made lifelong friends and they've changed the way I think

about the world."

AMY SAYS IT'S STILL A LONG ROAD AHEAD

SHE'LL BE IN REHAB NOW FOR A WHILE.

BUT SHE'S INCREDIBLY POSITIVE.

THE MESSAGE SHE HAS FOR OTHERS THAT YOU HAVE TO HEAR.

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STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN 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.

PASSING DOWNPOURS

The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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AQUA THEATRE NIGHT-VIDBOX,CG


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOME FAMILY FUN AT A WATER PARK --

HEAD TO SUN SPLASH IN CAPE CORAL TONIGHT.

IT'S THE FINAL NIGHT OF AQUA THEATRE NIGHT FROM SIX TO 10.

TONIGHT'S MOVIE IS "FROZEN."

TICKETS RANGE FROM EIGHT TO 10 BUCKS.

AND A REMINDER --

WITH SCHOOL JUST AROUND THE CORNER --

THE WATERPARK IS WINDING DOWN ITS SUMMER SCHEDULE --

IT WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 A.M TO FIVE THROUGH THIS SUNDAY --

AND THEN WILL GO TO A WEEKENDS ONLY SCHEDULE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 14TH.

Sun Splash to Host Aqua Theatre Night and Begin Weekend Only Schedule

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - With a new school semester beginning soon, Sun Splash Family Waterpark is winding down its summer schedule. The park will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 17 and will then go to a weekends only schedule through September 14. Sun Splash will host its final Aqua Theatre Night of the season on Friday, August 15 from 6-10 p.m. featuring the movie "Frozen" on a giant inflatable movie screen at dusk.

Aqua Theatre Nights showcase special evening hours, family friendly movies and discounted event prices of $8 for Cape Coral residents, $10 for non-residents, and $5 for same day park guests. Sun Splash season pass holders are admitted for free. Parking is not included.

"We've had a splash-tastic summer at Sun Splash and encourage everyone to visit the park one more time before school starts," said Sandra Greiner, Waterpark Manager. "We're also looking forward to making up June's rained out Aqua Theatre Night and hope everyone will come out and enjoy the special evening hours at the park this Friday night."

Sun Splash is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through August 17 then will be open weekends only until the park closes for the season on September 14. For more information about Sun Splash, admission rates, and directions to the park, call 574-0558 or visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com.Sun Splash to Host Aqua Theatre Night and Begin Weekend Only Schedule

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - With a new school semester beginning soon, Sun Splash Family Waterpark is winding down its summer schedule. The park will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 17 and will then go to a weekends only schedule through September 14. Sun Splash will host its final Aqua Theatre Night of the season on Friday, August 15 from 6-10 p.m. featuring the movie "Frozen" on a giant inflatable movie screen at dusk.

Aqua Theatre Nights showcase special evening hours, family friendly movies and discounted event prices of $8 for Cape Coral residents, $10 for non-residents, and $5 for same day park guests. Sun Splash season pass holders are admitted for free. Parking is not included.

"We've had a splash-tastic summer at Sun Splash and encourage everyone to visit the park one more time before school starts," said Sandra Greiner, Waterpark Manager. "We're also looking forward to making up June's rained out Aqua Theatre Night and hope everyone will come out and enjoy the special evening hours at the park this Friday night."

Sun Splash is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through August 17 then will be open weekends only until the park closes for the season on September 14. For more information about Sun Splash, admission rates, and directions to the park, call 574-0558 or visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-CLIP 2SH POP, DISS LOVE


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING --

ABC7 IS TRACKING A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM TO THE NORTH OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S ONE OF THE LARGEST RED TIDE EVENTS THE GULF OF MEXICO HAS SEEN IN YEARS --

IT'S KILLED THOUSANDS OF FISH ALREADY.

IT ALSO MAKES IT HARD FOR PEOPLE TO BREATH IF IT'S CLOSE TO SHORE.

ABC-7'S LUCAS SEILER HAS EXCLUSIVE NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BLOOM'S PATH - LUCAS, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT EVEN MORE DETAILS TODAY, RIGHT?

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RED TIDE BLOOM-REM LIVE


THAT'S RIGHT - FWC IS RELEASING NEW WATER TESTING RESULTS THAT MAY SHOW THE RED TIDE IN AREAS IT WASN'T PREVIOUSLY. BUT THIS IS WHAT WE DO KNOW AND THIS IS ALL NEW - RIDE TIDE IS DRIFTING SOUTHEAST STILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO OFF PINELLAS COUNTY'S COAST. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE BLOOM-vo,ss


YOU'RE LOOKING AT RESEARCHERS WITH MOTE MARINE LAB IN SARASOTA - THIS IS TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN I SPOKE WITH THEM RIGHT AS THEY WERE RELEASING AN UNDERWATER ROBOT THAT STUDIES THE BLOOM THEY NAMED "WALLY."

THEY TELL ME THEY JUST PULLED WALLY OUT OF THE WATER AND HERE'S WHAT IT SHOWS -

THE ROBOT SURVEYED ABOUT 140 MILES- IT DETECTED RIDE CONTINUING TO MOVE IN THAT SLOW, SOUTHEAST PATTERN ABOUT 20 MILES OFF PINELLAS CO.

IT'S BEING FOUND ON THE WATER'S SURFACE AND SUBMERGED IN DEEP WATER. ABOUT 60 MILES LONG, 90 MILES WIDE Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE BLOOM-LIVE


THERE'S NO WAY OF TELLING RIGHT NOW WHETHER IT'S GOING TO EVENTUALLY MAKE ITS WAY TO SWFL - WE KNOW WATER RESULTS HERE HAVE DETECTED "ZERO" TRACES OF RED TIDE AND SCIENTISTS HERE AREN'T WORRIED YET.

WE DO HAVE A RARE ALGAE BLOOM CALLED LYNGBIA ON SANIBEL, FMB AND PINE ISLAND, THOUGH - THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FUEL RED TIDE.

WE'LL BE LOOKING INTO FWC'S WATER RESULTS LATER TODAY AND WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON WHAT WE FIND.

LIVE ON SC, LS, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


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.

PASSING DOWNPOURS

The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin. Return to index of stories...


HOW NOT TO OVERHEAT-NATSVO


YESTERDAY --

WE TOLD YOU ABOUT A FLORIDA TEENAGER --

WHO DIED SUDDENLY AT FOOTBALL PRACTICE.

SO, WE WANTED TO KNOW --

HOW LEE COUNTY COACHES ARE KEEPING STUDENTS SAFE IN THIS HEAT.

"football practice"

ABC7 WENT TO PRACTICE WITH ESTERO HIGH --

COACHES THERE SAY THEY DON'T PRACTICE LONGER THAN TWO AND HALF HOURS.

THEY TAKE FOUR MANDATORY WATER BREAKS IN THAT TIME.

MORE -- IF NEEDED.

AND THEY SAY THEY TRY TO SCHEDULE PRACTICES IN THE COOLEST PARTS OF THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


AVOID THE BACK TO SCHOOL PLAGUE-TC MON VO


THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR STARTS MONDAY --

THAT MEANS NEW GERMS!

SO HOW CAN YOU AND YOUR KIDS KEEP THE FLU AND OTHER BUGS AWAY --

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS ON AVERAGE, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS GET EIGHT TO 12 COLDS OR CASES OF THE FLU EACH YEAR.

SO TEACH YOUR KIDS HEALTHY HABITS AS THEY HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

FIRST -- KNOW THE HOT ZONES.

THE GERMIEST PLACE AT SCHOOL ISN'T THE BATHROOM ---

IT'S ACTUALLY THE WATER FOUNTAIN.

SO IT'S BETTER FOR YOUR CHILD TO BRING THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLE.

NEXT -- EXPERTS SAY ANTIBACTERIAL HAND SANITIZER IS GOOD.

BUT HAND WASHING IS BEST.

THEN IT'S ABOUT KEEPING THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM UP --

MAKE SURE THEY GET ENOUGH SLEEP --

AND EAT A HEALTHY DIET RICH IN VITAMIN C.

THERE ARE SO MANY GERMS AND SO MANY LITTLE HANDS TOUCHING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. ONE EXPERT CALLED SCHOOLS A "GERM CANDY STORE", SO HERE'S HOPING YOU CAN KEEP YOUR KID HEALTHY AND OUT OF THE DOCTORS OFFICE THIS SCHOOL YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL SHOTS-TRXVOTOPS


AND DON'T FORGET --

MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD GETS THEIR SHOTS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENTS SAY THEY'RE OVERWHELMED RIGHT NOW.

NURSES ADD --

MORE PARENTS ARE OPTING OUT OF THE VACCINES EVERY YEAR.

BUT THEY CAUTION --

THAT BECAUSE OF RECENT OUTBREAKS -- IT'S ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO GET VACCINATED. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION-TC MON, BNR


AND HAPPENING TODAY!

THE COLLIER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL LAUNCH ITS NEWLY DEVELOPED ONLINE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION.

THE NEW SYSTEM WILL SPEED UP THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

THIS OPTION IS ONLY OPEN TO NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS --

FOR MORE INFO -- HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE --

ABC DASH 7 DOT COM.

New Technology Speeds Up Collier Kindergarten Registration Process

The Collier County Public Schools system developed and successfully launched a new Kindergarten Online Centralized Registration System for the 2014-2015 School year. The system which went online April 28th greatly speeds up the amount of time parents and kids must spend registering for school. It allows parents to complete and submit the pre-registration application for Kindergarten online. This eliminates filling out the paperwork when arriving at the student registration center. Parents still must come to one of the three registration centers to provide necessary documents. The district is registering all 3,000 new Kindergarten students through the new system.

The System is currently being used at 3 Collier locations. To see it in action please join us tomorrow at 10am!

Media Availability to see the new system in action:

Friday, August 15 at 10am

Collier County School District Headquarters

1st Floor Student Relations Office

A Communications Department Representative will meet you at the front desk and escort you to the media event.

REMINDER: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ONLINE

Do you have a son or daughter that should start Kindergarten when the 2014-15 school year begins? If you have not already registered your child for Kindergarten, there is still time to use Collier County Public Schools' NEW Online Centralized Kindergarten Registration. This online registration is only open to new Kindergarten students and their siblings if they are not currently enrolled. Parents of soon-to-be kindergarten students can complete enrollment in three easy steps.

1. PRE-REGISTER FOR ENROLLMENT ONLINE

Visit www.collierschools.com and click on the Kindergarten Registration icon in the "What's New" area. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online registration. Parents/guardians will need an email address to complete the registration.

2. GATHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

A list of required documents will be provided upon completion of the online pre-registration. Parents MUST have all of these documents in order to complete the enrollment process.

3. VISIT A CENTRALIZED REGISTRATION LOCATION

After completing the online pre-registration for enrollment, parents must bring all required documents to one of three convenient registration locations listed below. Parents MUST meet with a Student Relations Representative at one of the locations in order to complete the enrollment process.

NAPLES - 377-0547

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center - 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples

IMMOKALEE - 658-7047

Immokalee High School - 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee

EVERGLADES CITY - 377-0539

Everglades City School - 415 School Drive, Everglades City

Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete the entire registration process as soon as possible so their child is ready to go for the first day of school on Monday. If you have any questions about registration requirements or the registration process, contact the Department of Student Relations at 377-0547. Return to index of stories...


LEEFLIGHT ONE YEAR-trxVOTOPS


ITS BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE LEE COUNTY LAUNCHED ITS LEE FLIGHT PROGRAM --

AND THEY JUST REVAMPED THIS HELICOPTER -- WHICH TRANSPORTS PATIENTS TO THE HOSPITAL DURING EMERGENCIES.

THE HELICOPTER WAS USED TO SAVE MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE IN LEE COUNTY.

EMS HAS 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...


NFM DEVELOPMENT-VOWIPE


DEVELOPMENT IS GROWING ALONG BAYSHORE ROAD IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

A BRAND NEW TRAVEL SHOP IS NOW OPEN -- JUST WEST OF I-75.

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

NEIGHBORS HAVE NOTICED THIS STRETCH OF ROAD IS REALLY STARTING TO DEVELOP. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEVELOPMENT-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.

MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS WALK THROUGH THE TRAVEL SHOP DAILY.

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


NOW SHOWING: THE EXPENDABLES 3-VOWIPE


TAKING A LOOK AT WHAT'S HITTING THE THEATERS THIS WEEKEND --

IT'S ACTION STARS -- FAKE COPS AND A GIVER.

YOU'LL FIND JUST ABOUT EVERY ACTION STAR YOU CAN THINK OF IN "THE EXPENDABLES THREE."

A RUTHLESS ARMS DEALER, PLAYED BY MEL GIBSON, IS TRYING TO DESTROY THE GROUP OF MERCENARIES HE STARTED, WHICH IS NOW LED BY SYLVESTER STALLONE.

"THE EXPENDABLES THREE" IS RATED P-G-13. Lionsgate

"The Expendables 3"

:41-1:03

The Weinstein Company

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NOW SHOWING: LETS BE COPS-SOTVOTOPS


"People actually think we're cops!'

ALSO IN THEATERS -- LET'S BE COPS --

A PAIR OF BUDDIES DRESS AS POLICE OFFICERS FOR A COSTUME PARTY, THEN HAVE THE IDEA -- "LET'S BE COPS."

ALONG THE WAY THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN TROUBLE WITH THE MOB AND CROOKED DETECTIVES -- THE MOVIE IS RATED-R. Return to index of stories...


NOW SHOWING: THE GIVER-VOTOPS


AND "THE GIVER" TELLS THE STORY OF A BLEAK FUTURE WHERE EMOTIONS ARE SUPPRESSED.

THEN A TEENAGER FINDS A MENTOR WHO TEACHES HIM THE WAYS OF THE PAST. BEFORE SOCIETY GAVE UP THEIR HUMANITY FOR ORDER.

THE GIVER IS RATED P-G-13. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


TALK ABOUT RETURN ON INVESTMENT.

A GUY BOUGHT A CAR BACK IN 1965 FOR JUST FOUR THOUSAND BUCKS.

IT WAS RACED. WRECKED. REBUILT. WRECKED SOME MORE.

AND ON THURSDAY. IT SOLD FOR 38 MILLION DOLLARS.

A NEW RECORD FOR A CLASSIC CAR.

CHECK OUT THE 1962 FERRARI 250 GTO.

IT SOLD AT AUCTION IN CALIFORNIA.

AND IT ACTUALLY WENT FOR A LOT *LESS* THAN SOME EXPERTS EXPECTED.

THE BIDDING STARTED AT 11 MILLION. IT WAS AT 31 MILLION LESS THAN A MINUTE LATER. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SOME OF THE WILDEST VIDEO YOU'LL SEE.

A MANHOLE BLAST, CAUGHT UP CLOSE AND ON CAMERA.

THIS HAPPENED IN NASHVILLE.

A TANKER TRUCK LOADED WITH MORE THAN 8 THOUSAND GALLONS OF GAS AND DIESEL ROLLED OVER.

THE TANKER EXPLODES, SPILLING TOXIC FUEL INTO AN UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEM

THE VAPORS SPREAD THROUGH THE UNDERGROUND STORM DRAINS, AND TRIGGERED EXPLOSIONS BLOCKS AWAY.

THIS MAN WAS STANDING JUST FEET AWAY FROM A MANHOLE COVER THAT SUDDENLY ERUPTS LIKE A CANNON BEING FIRED.

SOMEHOW, THE DRIVER OF THE FUEL TRUCK ESCAPED WITH ONLY MINOR

INJURIES.

MORE ON THIS STORY, COMING UP ON GMA. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. TWITTER IS VOWING TO REVIEW AND IMPROVE ITS

POLICIES.

IT COMES AFTER ROBIN WILLIAMS' DAUGHTER ZELDA SAYS SHE'S ABANDONING TWITTER,

AFTER DISTURBING IMAGES AND ATTACKS WERE POSTED IN THE WAKE OF HER FATHER'S

SUICIDE.

A NEW HI-TECH HEADBAND AIMS TO MAKE YOU CALMER.

THE "MUSE" MONITORS YOUR BRAIN WAVES. WHILE GUIDING YOU

THROUGH A SERIES OF EXERCISEs THAT ENCOURAGE YOU TO MANAGE STRESS AND STAY

FOCUSED.

U-S-A TODAY'S ED BAIG TESTED IT OUT.

AND, TOM HANKS IS MORE THAN AN OSCAR WINNER.

HE'S NOW AN APP DEVELOPER.

THE ACTOR HAS RELEASED "HANX" - WHICH TURNS YOUR IPAD INTO AN

OLD TYPEWRITER.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M MICHELLE FRANZEN. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


The onshore pattern that has been in place this week continues to dominate our weather today. That means a few morning downpours will wash ashore and fade as they make their way onto the coastline. With the onshore winds through the day, that sea breeze interaction this afternoon and evening will once again be aimed toward the inland areas. That's where we'll see most of the afternoon storms, with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Highs will be in the lower 90s and will feel hotter with the humidity.

Through the weekend, the coverage of rain will go down a bit for Saturday. More a more noticeable decrease in storm coverage comes for Sunday and Monday. For those two days, coverage of rain will only be around 20%, meaning that most of the area will stay dry. Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows in the mid and upper 70s.

There are no concerns in the tropics at this time and we don't expect any development in the next few days anywhere in the Atlantic Basin.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS TH

E FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


SPONSORSHIP SHOULD WIPE TO MONEY SCOPE/ TECH BYTES REPORT Return to index of stories...


FREE BOOSTER SEATS-CG


JUST IN TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL--

TRIPLE-A IS HELPING PARENTS GET THEIR CHILDREN IN A NEW BOOSTER SEAT.

PARENTS CAN PICK UP ONE TODAY FOR A TEN DOLLAR DONATION--

THE EVENT IS AT THE LEE COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE ON CLEVELAND AVENUE--

FROM NINE TO 11.

TO QUALIFY--

THE CHILD MUST BE PRESENT--

BE AGE 4 OR OLDER--

AND WEIGH MORE THAN 40 POUNDS. Return to index of stories...


O.A.R. TIX ON SALE-NATVO,BNR


THEY'VE SOLD OUT MADISON GARDEN TWICE--

NOW THEY'RE COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

nats of music

TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY FOR O.A.R. --

AT BARBARA B MANN.

THE SHOW IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13-TH.

O.A.R. IS RENOWNED FOR ITS INTENSE, VIBRANT LIVE SHOW AND THE COMMUNAL FEELING IT SHARES WITH ITS FANS.

GET TICKET INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE--

ABC DASH 7 DOT COM.

CLICK SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


TOM HANKS APP-VO


ACTOR TOM HANKS IS GETTING INTO THE APP BUSINESS.

HIS NEW APP IS CALLED HANX WRITER.

IT TURNS YOUR IPAD INTO AN OLD-SCHOOL MANUAL TYPEWRITER--

COMPLETE WITH THE THWACK-THWACK SOUND OF THE METAL STAMPING HITTING THE PAPER.

IT EVEN HAS THE DING-CLUNK-FRIPP OF REACHING THE END OF ONE LINE AND STARTING A NEW ONE. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) MISSOURI PROTESTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


PROTESTS OF THE POLICE SHOOTING DEATH OF AN UNARMED TEEN NEAR ST LOUIS---

ARE TURNING PEACEFUL--

THE DRAMATIC SHIFT CAME THURSDAY, AFTER MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON PUT THE STATE HIGHWAY PATROL IN CONTROL--

AND STRIPPED THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ITS AUTHORITY.

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE MICHAEL BROWN WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

WE COULD LEARN THE IDENTITY OF THE OFFICER WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) RSW GLITCH-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE TECHNICAL GLITCH AT R-S-W APPEARS TO BE ALL CLEAR --

THAT GLITCH WAS MESSING UP INFORMATION ON THE VIDEO BOARDS IN THE TERMINAL THURSDAY --

WE STILL WORKING TO GET CONFIRMATION THEIR SYSTEM IS BACK UP AND RUNNING 00

BUT UNTIL THEN --

OFFICALS SAY YOU SHOULD CHECK WITH YOUR ARILINE CARRIER BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) RED TIDE BLOOM-VOTOPS-SS


F-W-C IS RELEASING A NEW RED TIDE REPORT LATER TODAY.

THERE'S A MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM MOVING TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE YELLOW LINE IS WHERE THE BLOOM HAS BEEN TRACKED.

RIGHT NOW IT'S ABOUT 20 MILES OFF SHORE, OF PINELLAS COUNTY.

IT'S BEEN BLAMED FOR THE DEATH OF THOUSANDS OF FISH.

COUNT ON ABC 7 TO BRING YOU THE VERY LATEST. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) YOUTH ACADEMY ESCAPEES-SSTOPS- VO-WIPE


TWO TEENS ARE BACK AT A JUVENILE FACILITY AFTER THEY ESCAPED.

IT SPARKED A MASSIVE SEARCH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

THE DUO CLIMBED OUT OF THEIR WINDOW -- THEN CLIMBED OVER A SERIES OF FENCES.

BOTH WERE LATER FOUND AND ARRESTED OFF STATE ROAD 82.

THE FACILITY THEY ESCAPED IS AIMED AT HELPING SUSBSTANCE ABUSERS AND LOW RISK YOUTH. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) PLANE CRASH REPORT-VOTOPS-WIPE


NEW DETAILS IN A CRASH THAT LEFT A FATHER AND HIS DAUGHTER DEAD ON A SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH.

N-T-S-B INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SMALL PLANE'S ENGINE LOST POWER --

AS IT DESCENDED OVER A FAMILY ON THE BEACH --

THE PILOT WAS SCARED HIS PLANE WOULD FLIP IF IT HIT THE 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 O-SHE-ANN-UH. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) SCHOOL STARTING MONDAY-VOTOPS-WIPE


AND JUST A REMINDER -

MONDAY IS THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

ROADS THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL BE PACKED WITH PARENTS AND KIDS ON THEIR WAY TO SCHOOL.

YOU CAN JOIN US MONDAY MORNING FOR ALL THE DETAILS ON TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI


COVERAGE PROMISE OF THE BIGGEST STORY OF THE DAY ON WEB

" WHEN EVER YOU NEED A NEWS OR WEATHER UPDATE - WE ARE LOGGED ON AND UPDATING ABC-7.COM "

-WHAT IS COMING UP ON GMA - BIG STORY COVERAGE OF THE MORNING. Return to index of stories...


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