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DIRECTORS PAGE HL1) SCHOOL SEASON-VO-WIPE
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL2) FERGUSON LATEST-VO-WIPE
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL3) INJURED BY GIRAFFES-VO-WIPE
HL1) BACK TO SCHOOL-VO-WIPE SCHOOL SEASON IS UNDERWAY-CLIP-TC MON-DISSOLVE VO
HL2) FERGUSON UNREST-NATSVO-WIPE IMMUNIZATIONS-VOTOPS
HL3) MIAMI GAS EXPLOSIONS-VO-WIPE LEE SCHOOL APP-BNC VO
GOOD MORNING-CLIP-VOTOPS-2 SHOT POP DISSOLVE ALLY BUS SCHEDULES-TRX-VOTOPS
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
FERGUSON LATEST-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-EaniBox 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
FERGUSON LATEST-CLIP-PKG FERGUSON LATEST-CLIP-NATSVO-EaniBx
FERGUSON PROTEST COLLIER-TC MON NATSVOWIPE FERGUSON LATEST-SOTVO
FERGUSON PROTEST COLLIER-SOTVO ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-trxVOTOPS,SS,VO
100 BLACK MEN INITIATIVE-VO REDISTRICTING HEARING-VO
WALGREENS ARMED ROBBERY-CLIP-VO LEE TRAN PRICE HIKE-VIDBOX TOPS
WATERMAIN BREAK-TRX-VOTOPS HANSON & SR 82 EXPANSION PLAN-VOWIPE
DAYCARE OWNER TRANSFERRED-SS (2) HANSON & SR 82 EXPANSION PLAN-SOTVO
SHOOTING UPDATE-VO CAPE SIDEWALKS WORK-VOWIPE
LEHIGH BREAK IN-VOTOPS CAPE SIDEWALKS WORK-SOTVO
NAPLES COACH DUI-SS MAKING STRIDES KICKOFF-trxCGTOPS
DESOTO CO INMATE TRIAL-OC, VO, OC 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-sot-vo
RED TIDE LATEST-VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS SANIBEL CAUSEWAY BRIDGE REPAIRS-CGVIDBOX TOPS
ALICO RAMP CHANGES-SSTOPS-VO WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
MIAMI GAS EXPLOSION-POP DISSOLVE VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
MIAMI GAS EXPLOSION-SOTVO TOSS TO ALEX-CLIP 2SHOT
TOSS TO LUCAS-CLIP 2SHOT BACK TO SCHOOL-LIVE
LIVE SHOT-LIVE BACK TO SCHOOL-VO-cg
LIVE SHOT-VO BACK TO SCHOOL-LIVE
LIVE SHOT-SOTVO AMISH GIRLS KIDNAPPED-VOWIPE
LIVE SHOT-LIVE AMISH GIRLS KIDNAPPED-SOTVO
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM MAKES IT BIG-TRX-SOTVOTOPS
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL SAMSUNG WASHING TECHNOLOGY-ONCAM
MORE AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ-VIDBOX (3) WOMAN INJURED FROM GIRAFFES-VO
BALI MURDER-VOWIPE GOOGLE SKY-VO
BALI MURDER-SOTVO JUPITER AND VENUS-ONCAM
FL NAKED MAN WITH SWORD-VOWIPE 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
FL NAKED MAN WITH SWORD-SOTVO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA
PROJECT BROWN-ONCAM TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
PROJECT ORANGE-SSTOPS STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
VOTE CLIP-CLIP STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
EARLY VOTING-VOTOPS STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
CURT CLAWSON-BNC PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL-VO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA GOLF BALL STRUCTURE-TRX-NATSVOTOPS
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG TS 1) BACK TO SCHOOL-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS 2) FERGUSON-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TS 3) WALGREENS ROBBERY-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 4) CAPE WATERMAIN BREAK-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS TS 5) DESOTO INMATE TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TS 6) ALICO RAMP CHANGES-SSTOPS, VO
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS END TIME
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS  


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) BACK TO SCHOOL-VO-WIPE


KIDS ARE PACKING THEIR BAGS-

AND GETTING READY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THIS MORNING.

YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT LEE COUNTY BUSSES RIGHT NOW!

ABC-7 HAS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU WALK OUT THE DOOR. Return to index of stories...


HL2) FERGUSON UNREST-NATSVO-WIPE


nats of protests

ANOTHER NIGHT OF UNREST IN FERGUSON MISSOURI--

AFTER MOLOTOV COCKTAILS WERE REPORTEDLY THROWN AT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

THE NEW BREAKING DETAILS OVERNIGHT--

WHY THE MISSOURI GOVERNOR IS CALLING FOR NATIONAL ASSISTANCE. Return to index of stories...


HL3) MIAMI GAS EXPLOSIONS-VO-WIPE


AN EXPLOSION AT A MIAMI GAS STATION-

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE DISTURBING TREND THAT IS SURFACING ALL ACROSS AMERICA-- Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP-VOTOPS-2 SHOT POP DISSOLVE ALLY


TODAY IS A BIG DAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

IT IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL COUNTIES.

THESE SIGNS ARE ON AIRPORT-PULLING ROAD IN NORTH NAPLES--

TELLING DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS.

A LOT OF BUSES WILL EVEN BE GOING TO BRAND NEW ROUTES AND BUS STOPS TO ACCOMMODATE STUDENT GROWTH.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING-

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

GET THIS - LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPECTS ABOUT 1500 *NEW* STUDENTS THIS SCHOOL YEAR

ABC-7 IS TRACKING YOUR ROADWAYS THIS MORNING-

BUT WE WANT TO TAKE YOU FIRST TO ABC-7'S METEROLOGIST ALLYSON RAE.

SHE'S IN THE STORMWARN 7 WEATHER CENTER WITH YOUR BUS STOP FORECAST. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON LATEST-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-EaniBox


nats of tear gas going off

ALL NEW AS YOU WAKE UP ON ABC-7--

WE ARE LEARNING MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON HAS SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER. DEPLOYING NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO FERGUSON.

WHAT STARTED OUT AS A DAY OF PEACEFUL PROTESTS ON SUNDAY-- BOILED OVER INTO A NIGHT OF MOLOTOV COCKTAILS. TEAR GAS. EVEN GUNSHOTS.

ALL THIS SURROUNDING THE POLICE SHOOTING DEATH OF UNARMED TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN.

AND WE ARE JUST LEARNING THIS MORNING-

A PRELIMINARY PRIVATE AUTOPSY ORDERED BY BROWN'S FAMILY- REVEALING THAT THE 18-YEAR OLD WAS SHOT AT LEAST 6 TIMES- INCLUDING TWICE IN THE HEAD.

ABC'S SUSAN SAULNY HAS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FOR US THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON LATEST-CLIP-PKG


CRIPT:

NATS

A FRESH SURGE OF RAW EMOTION LED TO A NIGHT OF VIOLENT CHAOS IN THE STREETS

OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI. AND NOW WORD OVERNIGHT THAT MISSOURI'S GOVERNER HAS

ORDERED THE NATIONAL GUARD TO RESTORE ORDER

WHAT STARTED AS A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION DETERIOATED AS MARCHERS PUSHED TO

ONE END OF A STREET AND POLICE IN RIOT GEAR ATTEMPTED TO PUSH THEM BACK

NATS POLICE ON BULLHORN "PROTEST NO LONGER PEACEFUL"

POLICE - IN ARMORED VEHICLES - LAUNCHED TEAR GAS AND SMOKE CANISTERS INTO

THE CROWD. EVEN AFTER A WEEK OF UNREST, THE SCENE WAS JARRING

Capt. Ron Johnson SOT

"There were shootings, looting vandalism and other acts of violence / we

had to act"

SUNDAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A DAY OF HEALING. HUNDREDS GATHERED A MEGACHURCH

IN ST LOUIS TO REMEMBER MICHAEL BROWN, THE UNARMED BLACK TEEN WHO WAS SHOT

AND KILLED BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER JUST OVER A WEEK AGO

IN ATTENDANCE, THE SLAIN TEEN'S MOTHER.AND THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF

KEEPING THE RIOTS UNDER CONTROL HAD A MESSAGE

Capt. Ron Johnson SOT

"my heart goes out to you / i wear this uniform - i stand up here to say

that i'm sorry"

POLICE HAVE MAINTAINED THAT OFFICER DARREN WILSON - SHOWN HERE IN A FACEBOOK

PHOTO - WAS IN SOME KIND OF ALTERCATION WITH BROWN BEFORE HE FIRED HIS GUN

A PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY ORDERED BY BROWN'S FAMILY REVEALED THAT THE 18-YEAR-

OLD WAS SHOT AT LEAST * 6 * TIMES - INCLUDING TWICE IN THE HEAD. AND IT

APPEARS THAT THE SHOTS WERE NOT FIRED AT CLOSE RANGE.

close: Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a federal medical examiner

to perform another autopsy, citing a request by family members and the "

extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the case. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON PROTEST COLLIER-TC MON NATSVOWIPE


AND AS TENSIONS CONTINUE TO RISE IN FERGUSON--

PEOPLE IN NAPLES GATHERED ON SUNDAY TO SHOW THEIR SOLIDARITY WITH BROWN'S FAMILY.

nats of protests

ABOUT 70 PEOPLE MET ALONG THE BEACH NEAR THE NAPLES PIER.

MANY CAME WITH SIGNS SHOWING THE NAMES OF OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN EITHER INJURED OR KILLED BY POLICE OFFICERS IN OTHER CITIES AROUND THE NATION.

RALLY ORGANIZERS. SAY THEIR GOAL IS TO HIGHLIGHT THESE CASES--

TO MAKE SURE THEY NEVER HAPPEN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON PROTEST COLLIER-SOTVO


Harold Weeks / Collier County NAACP President

3:29:56 we all have to come together on this thing, and we have to understand that although hopefully it will never happen here, there's always that possibility 3:30:04

SPEAKERS ALSO CONDEMNED THE USE OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT BY LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS, SAYING IT ONLY CONTRIBUTES TO CASES OF POLICE BRUTALITY. Return to index of stories...


100 BLACK MEN INITIATIVE-VO


IN THE WAKE OF THE UNREST IN MISSOURI, ONE LOCAL GROUP SAYS IT HAS A WAY OF MAKING OUR STREETS SAFER.

THE GROUP, 100 BLACK MEN, IS CALLING FOR MORE ROLE MODELS IN THE LIVES OF KIDS AND TEENS.

THEY ARE EVEN CHALLENGING THE MEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO GIVE MOMS A HELPING HAND.

MEMBERS WANT DADS TO TAKE THEIR KIDS TO CLASS TODAY ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THE GROUP IS ISSUING THIS CHALLENGE.

MEMBERS SAY THE KEY TO CURBING CRIME IS MAKING SURE KIDS ARE SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


WALGREENS ARMED ROBBERY-CLIP-VO


ALL NEW FROM OVERNIGHT-

LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING AN ARMED ROBBERY AT A FORT MYERS WALGREENS.

THESE ARE NEW PICTURES INTO OUR NEWSROOM OF THE SUSPECTS.

IT HAPPENED AT THE INTERSECTION OF SUMMERLIN ROAD AND PINE RIDGE.

WHILE DEPUTIES WOULD NOT SAY MUCH.

ABC-7 SPOKE TO THE HUSBAND OF THE WALGREENS CASHIER WHO WAS WORKING INSIDE AT THE TIME.

HE TELLS US ONE MAN WALKED INTO THE STORE WITH A HANDGUN SHORTLY BEFORE IT CLOSED, AND FORCED HIS WIFE AND THE STORE MANAGER INTO A FREEZER.

HE SAID NO ONE WAS HURT-

COUNT ON US TO BRING YOU ANY NEW DETAILS AS WE GET THEM. Return to index of stories...


WATERMAIN BREAK-TRX-VOTOPS


ALSO HAPPENING FROM OVERNIGHT-

ABC-7 IS TRACKING A WATER MAIN BREAK AT THE INTERSECTION OF DEL PRADO BOULEVARD AND VISCAYA PARKWAY.

WITNESSES HAVE TOLD US THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF DEL PRADO WERE SHUT DOWN FOR A WHILE LAST NIGHT.

RIGHT NOW IT IS UNCLEAR HOW MANY CUSTOMERS MAY BE AFFECTED.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AND LET YOU KNOW IF A BOIL WATER NOTICE GOES INTO EFFECT. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE OWNER TRANSFERRED-SS (2)


A FORMER FORT MYERS DAYCARE DIRECTOR HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE LEE COUNTY JAIL AND EXTRADITED TO OCALA WHERE SHE'LL FACE CHARGES FOR FRAUD.

CHRISTINA PERERA USED TO RUN DANIELS ACADEMY, WHERE SHE WAS KNOWN BY HER ALIAS, HOLLY HAWKINS.

ON SATURDAY, PERERA WAS EXTRADITED TO MARION COUNTY. THIS IS HER LATEST MUG SHOT.

REPORTS SHOW PERERA CREATED A FAKE CHURCH THROUGH PAPERWORK.

ALLOWING THE DAYCARE THAT SHE RAN IN OCALA, TO BECOME A NON-PROFIT. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTING UPDATE-VO


A MAN IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL THIS MORNING AFTER GETTING SHOT SEVERAL TIMES IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

IT HAPPENED AT THE CIRCLE K ON U-S-41 AND SANIBEL BOULEVARD EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

FRIENDS OF THE VICTIM SAY HE WAS SHOT FOUR TIMES AND WILL BE IN LEE MEMORIAL FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

THE VICTIM'S NAME ISN'T BEING RELEASED.

--THERE'S STILL NO WORD ON ANY ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAK IN-VOTOPS


TERRIFYING MOMENTS FOR A LEHIGH ACRES MAN. WHEN HE SAW TWO MEN WITH A GUN INSIDE HIS HOME.

IT HAPPENED IN THE 3 THOUSAND BLOCK OF 25TH STREET SOUTHWEST ON SUNDAY.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US THE TWO MEN POINTED THE GUN AT THE HOMEOWNER AND TOLD HIM TO GO INTO ANOTHER ROOM.

THEY LEFT WITHOUT TAKING ANYTHING.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES COACH DUI-SS


A NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL COACH IS IN TROUBLE THIS MORNING--

FOR DUI.

MICHAEL DOWDY WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY.

A DEPUTY PULLED HIM OVER FOR DOING 51 IN A 35.WHEN THE DEPUTY ASKED FOR HIS LICENSE AND REGISTRATION, DOWDY GAVE HIM A BUNCH OF RANDOM PAPERS.

THAT'S WHEN THE DEPUTY SAYS HE NOTICED THE SMELL OF ALCOHOL.

DOWDY FAILED A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO CO INMATE TRIAL-OC, VO, OC


ABC-7 IS LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

TO CLOSING ARGUMENTS FOR TWO FORMER DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS IN FEDERAL COURT.

ONE IS ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING AN INMATE IN MAY OF 20-13.

THE OTHER IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP.

FORMER DEPUTY STEVEN RIZZA AND JONATHAN MAUSA DID NOT TAKE THE STAND IN THEIR OWN DEFENSE.

TWO DOZEN WITNESSES TOOK THE STAND DURING THE TWO WEEK TRIAL.

TWO OTHER JAIL EMPLOYEES ARE ALREADY SERVING TIME FOR THE BEATING-- AND A FIFTH DEPUTY WAS FIRED.

COUNT ON ABC-7 TO BE AT THE CLOSING ARGUMENTS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE LATEST-VO


ABC7 IS TRACKING THE MASSIVE RED TIDE BLOOM THAT'S THREATNING WILDLIFE.

ON TUESDAY--RESEARCHERS WILL TEST THE WATERS IN CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND OFF THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

THE LATEST REPORT FROM F-W-C SHOWS THE BLOOM IS MOVING FARTHER SOUTHEAST-- BECOMING PATCHIER AND MORE SPREAD OUT.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY WE WILL NOT SEE A MAJOR IMPACT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IF THE BLOOM CONTINUES TO BREAK DOWN.

Mote marina and f-w-c will test for red tide in san carlos bay on tuesday.

Mote Marine Laboratory confirms they'll be performing additional red tide testing Tuesday morning well into the afternoon from Tampa Bay all the way down to Sanibel Causeway - they'll also be performing tests in Charlotte Harbor. They felt this was necessary due to the southeastern path of the bloom.

THE REASON THEY TRACK BLOOMS LIKE THIS ONE IS BECAUSE OF HEALTH CONCERNS - IT'S HARMFUL TO AQUATIC LIFE - IT'S ALREADY KILLED THOUSANDS OF FISH. AND IF IT GETS TOO CLOSE TO THE SHORE, IT CAN CAUSES BREATHING PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


IT'S THE FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL

A FREEDOM WE TAKE FOR GRANTED HER.

TODAY A NEW BOOK COMING OUT.

FROM MALALA.THE 17 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO SURVIVED THE TALIBAN ATTACK BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO GO TO SCHOOL

HER BOOK.I AM MALALA. THE ADULT EDITION IS ALREADY OUT

BUT NOW A VERSION FOR KIDS.

TALKING ABOUT WHY SHE'S FIGHTING FOR EDUCATION

AND WHY SCHOOL IS IMPORTANT.

THE YOUTH VERSION HITS STORE SHELVES TODAY.

AND GMA HAS MALALA LIVE ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


HAPPY MONDAY

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON TODAY.

WITH THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

SO TAKE A MOMENT TO LAUGH

THIS VIDEO GOING VIRAL WITH OVER A MILLION AND HALF HITS.

HOW TO ANNOY A FROG

JUST WATCH.

FROG FINALLY HAD ENOUGH!

HAPPY MONDAY! Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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ALICO RAMP CHANGES-SSTOPS-VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW-

IF YOU TAKE ALICO ROAD OFF I-75--

YOU NOW HAVE A NEW EXIT TO TAKE.

CREWS PERMANENTLY CLOSED THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP AT ALICO ROAD.

THE NEW RAMP IS ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF THE CURRENT LOCATION -- JUST SOUTH OF DANIELS PARKWAY

THIS IS ALL PART OF THE AIRPORT--- DIRECT CONNECT-- PROJECT THAT STARTED EARLIER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI GAS EXPLOSION-POP DISSOLVE VO


ABC-7 IS LEARNING THAT GAS THIEFS ARE GOING TO EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS PUTTING THEMESLEVES AND THE REST OF US IN DANGER.

THIS DISTURBING NEW TREND IS SURFACING AFTER A GAS STATION EXPLOSION IN MIAMI THIS WEEKEND.

SOMEHOW, NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN THE EXPLOSION RIPPED APART A BLACK MINIVAN IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY

AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI GAS EXPLOSION-SOTVO


" I thought it was a generator or thunder but it sounded so different that

you couldn't really tell what it was."

THIEVES STEAL 89-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN GAS, EITHER BY DRIVING OFF WITHOUT PAYING OR PARKING OVER UNDERGROUND TANKS AND TAKING IT FROM THERE.

POLICE ARRESTED A SUSPECT-INJURED-BUT ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-CLIP 2SHOT


IT'S THE START OF SCHOOL TODAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND WE HAVE SOME MAJOR CHANGES TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MORNING AT LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS!

WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF NEW KIDS, NEW RULES AND *CHALLENGES* THIS YEAR.

ABC-7'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE AT THE BUS DEPOT THIS MORNING IN FORT MYERS - LUCAS, HOW ARE THINGS GOING? Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


TAKE LIVE

BUSES HAVE BEEN LEAVING HERE FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR - EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE GETTING A HEAD START, LEE SCHOOLS TELL US MANY OF THEM ARE EXPECTED TO BE LATE THIS MORNING BECAUSE OF SOME NEW ROUTES THIS YEAR AND DRIVERS AREN'T USED TO THEM YET. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-VO


VO

HERE'S WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR:

1500 NEW STUDENTS WILL BE IN THE CLASSROOM - MOST OF THEM ARE FROM FORT MYERS AND LEHIGH ACRES. THAT JUST SHOWS YOU HOW MUCH SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS GROWING.

ALSO - THE DISTRICT NEEDS MORE TEMPORARY BUS DRIVERS TO COVER THAT GROWTH! ABOUT 120 OF THEM. 70 DRIVERS DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP FOR THEIR REFRESHER COURSE. BUT I'M TOLD THERE ARE ENOUGH TO COVER THE ROUTES TODAY.

AS FAR AS NEW CHANGES GO - TESTING THIS YEAR COULD CHANGE. LEE COULD OPT OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTS IF SCHOOLS DON'T MEET A 95 PERCENT PARTICIPATION RATE. A LOT OF PARENTS HAVE BEEN URGING THE SCHOOL BOARD TO DO SO.

BUT THE MAIN THING THIS MORNING - MAKING SURE KIDS GET ON THESE BUSES. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WILL BE WAITING FOR THEM TODAY. AND EACH YEAR IT'S A BIT OF A STRUGGLE, ESPECIALLY ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-SOTVO


SOT:15

"There's been a two percent increase for the year. now the challenge is what kids are going to arrive for the buses. we have about 60,000 students eligible this year and 50,000 will be riding. first couple days are apprehensive. buses are running a little late because we're being careful about who's getting on the bus." Return to index of stories...


LIVE SHOT-LIVE


TAKE LIVE

IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO MENTION ANOTHER CHANGE PARENTS AND KIDS CAN EXPECT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS YEAR - MORE FIRE DRILLS. NBC-2 FOUND OUT A LOT OF SCHOOLS WEREN'T PERFORMING AND RECORDING THE DRILLS. SO NOW, THERE WILL BE MORE OF THEM AS A DIRECT RESULT FROM OUR STORY.

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


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


MORE AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ-VIDBOX (3)


NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING-

SHOWING THE HEAVIEST US AIR STRIKE IN IRAQ IN YEARS.

14 STRIKES--A COMBINATION OF FIGHTERS, DRONES, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME AMERICAN BOMBERS--TARGETING *ISIS* VEHICLES.

THIS HAPPENING AS THOUSANDS OF MINORITY GROUPS ARE FLEEING.TRYING TO ESCAPE THE MILITANT GROUP

THEY'RE NOW ABLE TO MAKE IT TO SAFETY.DOWN A ROUTE THAT US AIR STRIKES

HELPED TO CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


BALI MURDER-VOWIPE


POLICE ARE BUILDING THEIR CASE AGAINST A TROUBLED TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING HER WEALTHY MOTHER.

IT'S HAPPENING IN THE ISLAND PARADISE OF BALI.

THE YOUNG AMERICAN FROM CHICAGO AND HER BOYFRIEND ARE ACCUSED STUFFING THE WOMAN'S BODY INTO A SUITCASE, AND LEAVING IT IN THE BACK OF A CAB. Return to index of stories...


BALI MURDER-SOTVO


sot michael elkin "she is innocent and we're going to prove that

whatever the logistics of what is occurring at this time i cannot talk about

but i will be speaking about it later"

BUTT TO

sot: "everyone has got it's issues and they just hoped this move would make

things better."

AUTHORITIES FOUND THE TEENS. LATER THAT DAY AT ANOTHER HOTEL.

THEY ALLEGEDLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS THEY'D ESCAPED AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED BY AN ARMED GANG WHO MURDERED THE MOTHER.

POLICE SAY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WAS ALWAYS ROCKY.

POLICE IN CHICAGO RESPONDED TO THEIR ADDRESS 86 TIMES IN THE LAST 10 YEARS-- MOSTLY DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES. Return to index of stories...


FL NAKED MAN WITH SWORD-VOWIPE


SOME INTERESTING VIDEO TO SHOW YOU FROM NORTH FLORIDA THIS MORNING.

THIS NAKED MAN WAS SPOTTED IN JACKSONVILLE -- SCREAMING -- AND ARMED WITH A LARGE SWORD.

A MAN SHOT THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO WHILE HE WAS HELPING A FRIEND MOVE.

WITNESSES SAY THE MAN WAS PRETTY SCARY, EVEN CHARGING AT PEOPLE SEVERAL TIMES. Return to index of stories...


FL NAKED MAN WITH SWORD-SOTVO


"I was honestly kind of scared cause I didn't know what he had with him or what was going on."

WITNESSES WERE ABLE TO GET THE MAN TO PUT THE SWORD DOWN AND RESTRAIN HIM UNTIL COPS CAME.

NO WORD ON POSSIBLE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


PROJECT BROWN-ONCAM


LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY--

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO GIVE OUT MORE TAX INCENTIVES TO LURE ANOTHER COMPANY.

"PROJECT BROWN" IS A 240-THOUSAND DOLLAR INCENTIVE PACKAGE.

COMMISSIONERS HAVE NOT SAID WHAT THE COMPANY IS-- BUT SAY IT WILL BRING A MINIMUM OF 50 NEW JOBS WITH AN AN ANNUAL WAGE OF 55 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


PROJECT ORANGE-SSTOPS


YOU MAY REMEMBER --

IN MID-JUNE, COMMISSIONERS APPROVED A 420-THOUSAND DOLLAR INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR "PROJECT ORANGE" -

THEY SAY IT WILL BRING 120 JOBS WITH AN AVERAGE SALARY OF 80 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

LEE IS ONE OF THREE COUNTIES ACROSS THE U.S. VYING FOR THIS COMPANY.

THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR LOCATION DECISION LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


VOTE CLIP-CLIP


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EARLY VOTING-VOTOPS


EARLY VOTING CONTINUES ALL WEEK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE POLLS OPENED THIS WEEKEND IN LEE COUNTY AT ELEVEN LOCATIONS.

EARLY VOTING RUNS THROUGH NEXT SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd.

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th. Return to index of stories...


CURT CLAWSON-BNC


ONE OF THE DISTRICT 19. CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES MADE A STOP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND.

REPRESENTATIVE CURT CLAWSON WENT TO THE LEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING -

HE BROUGHT NEWS ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING IN WASHINGTON.

CLAWSON SAYS HE'S FOCUSING ON THE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION BILL AND BORDER BILL.

CLAWSON FACES DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN, RAY NETHERWOOD AND TIMOTHY ROSSANO IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL-VO


CRAFT BEER IS A TOPIC ON TAP FOR TODAY'S FORT MYERS BEACH TOWN COUNCIL MEETING.

LOCAL REC CENTER--

BAY OAKS IS ASKING MEMBERS TO LET THEM HOLD A CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL ON THEIR PROPERTY ON NOVEMBER 15TH.

LOCAL BREWERIES LIKE POINT YBEL BREWING COMPANY IN FORT MYERS ARE ALREADY ON BOARD.

THE EVENT WOULD NOT ONLY GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO TRY LOCAL BREWS

--BUT ALSO RAISE MONEY FOR THE REC CENTER'S TEEN AND YOUTH PROGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


IS YOUR KID REALLY GETTING A WORKOUT IN GYM CLASS?

TEACHERS ARE ABOUT TO FIND OUT IN ONE IOWA TOWN.

PUBLIC AND MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS ARE GOING TO WEAR *HEART RATE MONITORS* IN GYM CLASS!

THIS IS IN DUBUQUE, IOWA.

IT'S SO TEACHERS KNOW THE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE, AND NOT JUST GOOFING OFF.

TEACHERS SAY THE HEART RATE WILL BE A BIG PART OF THEIR GRADE.

AND, THEY SAY, IT TAKES THE OPINIONS OF PEOPLE OUT OF PLAY.WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT GRADE THE KIDS GET. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


BASEBALL'S LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES ROLLS ON.

AND SO DOES THE STORY OF THE LITTLE GIRL, PLAYING IN THE BOY'S LEAGUE.

MO'NE DAVIS PLAYS FOR PHILADELPHIA'S LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM.

IN THE OPENING ROUND FRIDAY, SHE STRUCK OUT EIGHT BATTERS AND THREW A TWO-HITTER.GIVING UP NO RUNS.

AND LAST NIGHT IN THE SECOND ROUND, SHE HAD A SINGLE IN PHILLY'S WIN.

BECOMING JUST THE SIXTH GIRL IN LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES HISTORY TO GET A HIT.

THEY'LL PLAY AGAIN IN THE ELITE EIGHT WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


AS WE HEAD INTO THE LATTER HALF OF AUGUST -- FOOTBALL CERTAINLY ON THE MINDS OF MANY -- A PAIR OF PRESEASON GAMES TO KEEP THE SUNDAY CROWD ENTERTAINED -- INCLUDING THE BRONCOS AND 49ERS --

NAPLES HIGH CARLOS HYDE -- ESTERO PRODUCT MATT PRATER IN THE HOUSE AT THE BRAND NEW LEVIS STADIUM -- PRATER CONNECTING ON THIS FIELD GOAL AND AN EXTRA POINT FOR DENVER -- WHILE HYDE 4 CARRIES FOR 11 YARDS -- AND THIS NICE 9 YARD GRAB FROM QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPARNICK -- STICK WITH THE LOCAL THEME -- ISLAND COAST GRAD AARON LYNCH -- 2 TACKLES FOR THE NINERS TODAY INCLUDING THIS ONE FOR A 2 YARD LOSS -- LYNCH PUTTING ON 30 LBS THIS OFFSEASON AS WELL -- BRONCOS CRUISE IN THIS MATCHUP -- 34-NOTHING

THE AP PRESEASON COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL OUT TODAY -- FLORIDA STATE NUMBER 1 FOR THE SIXTH TIME EVER AND FIRST SINCE 1999 -- ALABAMA, OREGON, OKLAHOMA, OHIO STATE ROUND OUT THE TOP 5 -- AND GET THIS 8 OF THE 25 TEAMS -- ARE FROM THE SEC CONFERENCE -- TEAMS ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN -- INCLUDE UCF AND FLORIDA -- THEY WOULD BE 26 AND 27 BASED ON VOTES --

LELY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTING THEIR NEW FOOTBALL JERSEYS THIS AFTERNOON FOR ALL TO SEE AT THE SCHOOL -- THE TROJANS GOING WITH ORANGE ON ORANGE -- AND THEN A LITTLE GRAY FOR THEIR ALTERNATIVE ONES -- THE GUYS PRETTY PUMPED FOR THE NEW LOOKS -- LELY WAS 4-7 IN 2013 -- THEY OPEN THE SEASON ON AUGUST 29TH AGAINST CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLIC --

TO GOLF - FINAL ROUND OF THE WEGMAN'S LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP -- BRITTANY LINCICOMB THE LEADER ALL DAY -- FOR THE WIN -- CAN'T GET THIS TO GO ON 18 -- FORCING A PLAYOFF WITH IN-BEE PARK -- ON THE 1ST PLAYOFF HOLE --- LINCICOMB FOR A PAR -- UGH JUST LIPS OUT -- LEAVING PARK WITH A SHORT PAR -- FOR THE WIN -- BACK TO BACK FOR HER IN THIS MAJOR AND PARK'S 11TH CAREER VICTORY

TO BASEBALL -- IN THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE -- THE CHARLOTTE STONECRABS SPLIT A DOUBLEHEADER WITH JUPITER TODAY -- THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE JUST A SINGLE GAME WITH PALM BEACH -- THEY WIN 6 TO 5 IN 11 INNINGS -- ADAM BRETT WALKER THE GAME WINNING HIT ---

ASTROS AND SOX -- 'STROS AHEAD 2-NOTHING IN THE 2ND -- WILD PLAY HERE -- HOUSTON'S MARWIN GONZALEZ LOOKS LIKE HE GROUNDS INTO THE DOUBLE PLAY TO END THE INNING -- NOT THE CASE -- XANDER BOGARTS DOESN'T STEP ON THE BAG -- HOUSTON CHALLENGES -- AND WINS -- AND BECAUSE OF THAT -- THE INNING CONTINUES -- JOSE ALTUVE HITS A GRAND SLAM -- FOR A 6-NOTHING -- JOHN FARRELL WOULD BE TOSSED AFTER ARGUING THE CALL -- NOT A GOOD DAY FOR BOSTON -- ASTROS WIN 8-1 Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY". TARGET'S NEW OPEN LATE POLICY.

THE RETAILER WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT AT MORE THAN HALF OF ITS U-S

STORES. TARGET BELIEVES THAT WILL GIVE IT AN ADVANTAGE AGAINST ONLINE

RETAILERS.

THE BOURBON INDUSTRY'S BIG DISTILLERS ARE NOW OVER-PRODUCING, BELIEVING ITS

POPULARITY WILL REMAIN STRONG. IF IT DOES, THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF SUPPLY,

TO MEET DEMAND. BUT, IF DRINKERS SOUR ON BOURBON, COMPANIES WILL BE LEFT

WITH TOO MUCH SUPPLY.

A NEW AMERICAN-MADE ELECTRIC SUPERCAR WITH A SUPER PRICE TAG HAS BEEN

UNVEILED. THE RENOVO COUPE CAN GO FROM ZERO TO 60 IN JUST THREE-POINT-FOUR

SECONDS. PRICE TAG: JUST OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS!

"TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" HELD ON TO THE TOP SPOT AT THE BOX OFFICE,

RAKING IN MORE THAN 28-MILLION DOLLARS.

"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY" MADE NEARLY 25-MILLION. "LET'S BE COPS" DEBUTED IN

THIRD PLACE.

AND THAT'S AMERICA'S MONEY. I'M MICHELLE FRANZEN. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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


PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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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) SCHOOL SEASON-VO-WIPE


PACK UP THOSE BACKPACKS!

SCHOOL STARTS TODAY FOR EVERYONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

WHERE YOU NEED TO GO--

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO-

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HL2) FERGUSON LATEST-VO-WIPE


This is unacceptable and this is not the law!

PROTESTORS AND POLICE IN FERGUSON MISSOURI CONTINUE TO FIGHT AGAINST EACH OTHER THIS MORNING.

WHY THERE ARE CALLS FOR NATIONAL HELP. Return to index of stories...


HL3) INJURED BY GIRAFFES-VO-WIPE


A WOMAN TAKES HER LOVE OF GIRAFFES WAY TOO FAR.

WHY THIS MORNING--

IT LANDED HER IN THE HOSPITAL--

AND IN JAIL.

YOUR MORNING NEWS STARTS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL SEASON IS UNDERWAY-CLIP-TC MON-DISSOLVE VO


TODAY IS A BIG DAY FOR ALL OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR EVERY COUNTY.

AS STUDENTS GET READY TO PACK THEIR BAGS THIS MORNING-

ABC-7 WANTS TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE READY!

WITH THE UPCOMING SCHOOL SEASON.

THERE ARE NEW BUS ROUTES FOR YOU CHILD.

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE RECOMMENDING LEARNING YOUR BUS ROUTINE EARLY-

SO YOU KNOW ALL THE STOPS.

THE BUS GARAGE ALSO REMINDS PARENTS --

BUSES COULD BE RUNNING LATE THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

DRIVERS ARE LEARNING THE ROUTES TOO --

AND THE KINKS NEED TO BE WORKED OUT.

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


IMMUNIZATIONS-VOTOPS


MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS ALL THEIR SHOTS!

SOME SCHOOLS WILL TURN YOUR CHILD AWAY IF THEIR VACCINATION LIST IS NOT UPDATED.

STUDENTS CAN GET THEIR SHOTS AT A WALK IN CLINIC, OR AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN YOUR COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOL APP-BNC VO


AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE NEW RESOURCE FOR LEE COUNTY PARENTS THIS YEAR.

THERE'S AN APP THAT HAS ALL YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL NEEDS LISTED.

YOU CAN SEE REAL-TIME INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD -- AS WELL AS BELL SCHEDULE, SCHOOL SUPPLIES LISTS, OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULES AND ORIENTATIONS.

Monday, August 18, 2014 marks the first day of school for Lee County students. The Fort Myers Police Department would like to take this time and remind all motorists to be cognizant of the increased vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic associated with this occasion.

"The first day back from summer vacation is usually hectic for traveling because a majority of parents like to see their children off on the first day of school. The extra congestion means we need to increase our awareness as motorists," according to Operations Bureau Captain Jim Mulligan.

The Fort Myers Police Department will increase patrols to ensure our youth are safe in and around bus stops, crosswalks and school zones. The additional patrols will also focus on parking issues such as illegally parking in front of hydrants, in fire lanes and on medians. Extra attention will also target the operation of school buses stopping to pick up and drop off children. "When a bus stops, traffic must also stop in both directions unless the roadway is divided by at least five feet of space," Captain Mulligan added. Return to index of stories...


BUS SCHEDULES-TRX-VOTOPS


AND-- KNOW YOUR BUS SCHEDULE!

THE BUS GARAGE REMINDS PARENTS THAT BUSES COULD BE RUNNING LATE THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

--AS BUS DRIVERS BECOME FMAILIAR WITH THEIR NEW ROUTES.

AND SPEAKING OF THE BUS--

ABC-7 METEOROLGIST ALLYSON RAE HAS YOUR BUS STOP FORECAST FOR YOU THIS MORNING. LEE COUNTY SCHOOL'S APP WAS RELEASED AT THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

BUT HERE'S A FEW NEW THINGS TO NOTE.

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

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

BECAUSE ALL NOTIFICATIONS WILL NOW COME THROUGH THE APP.

They will see real-time information about their child's grades as well as their attendance records

AND FOR BACK TO SCHOOL -- YOUR CHILD'S BELL SCHEDULE, SUPPLIES LIST, OPEN HOUSE AND ORIENTATIONS. AND THE NEW CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON LATEST-CLIP-NATSVO-EaniBx


nats of tear gas explosions

TEAR GAS-

MOLITOV COCKTAILS-

AND EVEN GUNSHOTS.

UNREST CONTINUES TO GROW IN FERGUSON MISSOURI THIS MORNING-

PROMPTING GOVERNOR JAY NIXON TO SIGN AN ECEXUTIVE ORDER DEPLOYING NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO THE AREA.

THE PROTESTS ARE SURROUNDING THE SHOOTING DEATH OF UNARMED TEENAGER MICHAEL BROWN BY A POLICE OFFICER.

--AFTER BROWN ALLEGEDLY ROBBED A CONVENIENCE STORE, AND ATTACKED THE OFFICER. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON LATEST-SOTVO


We were walking peacefully down to the mall and a young lady was hit in her face with smoke bombs and tear gas and we were peaceful! This is unacceptable and this is not the law! This is unacceptable! Until we get justice we will not stop!

A PRELIMINARY PRIVATE AUTOPSY ORDERED BY BROWN'S FAMILY- REVEALING THAT THE 18-YEAR OLD WAS SHOT AT LEAST 6 TIMES- INCLUDING TWICE IN THE HEAD. Return to index of stories...


ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-trxVOTOPS,SS,VO


A NEW AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM KICKS OFF TODAY IN LABELLE.

"ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE" IS A CHARITY NAMED AFTER ZAC REYNA -- WHO DIED FROM A BRAIN EATING AMEOBA LAST YEAR.

HIS STORY IS STILL AFFECTING THE COMMUNITY.

THE PROGRAM IS FOR 6TH TO 8TH GRADERS.

THEY CAN GO AFTER SCHOOL TO GET TUTORED, MENTORED, AND TO PLAY. Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING HEARING-VO


THE LEGAL BATTLE BETWEEN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA CONTINUES THIS WEEK.

LAST MONTH, A JUDGE RULED A 2012 MAP WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SPURRING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO REDRAW THE CONGRESSIONAL LINES.

LAST WEEK, LAWMAKERS IN TALLAHASEE APPROVED THE NEW MAP THAT CHANGES SEVEN OF THE STATE'S 27 DISTRICTS.

THE JUDGE MUST NOW DECIDE IF IT CAN BE USED.

THE HEARING IS THIS WEDNESDAY AT 9 AM.

Also, a judge is expected to hear the latest round of arguments in the legal battle about congressional districts.

HEARING IN REDISTRICTING FIGHT: Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is expected to hear arguments about redrawn congressional districts and a possible special election. Lewis last month ruled that a 2012 map was unconstitutional, spurring a special legislative session to redraw the congressional lines. Return to index of stories...


LEE TRAN PRICE HIKE-VIDBOX TOPS


LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE HOLDING ANOTHER PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK -- TO TALK ABOUT INCREASING FARES FOR LEE TRAN BUSES.

PRICES WOULD GO UP ON FIXED ROUTE TICKETS FROM $2.50 -- TO THREE DOLLARS.

THE MEETING IS TUESDAY-

A DECISION IS EXPECTED AT THE END OF THE MONTH. Return to index of stories...


HANSON & SR 82 EXPANSION PLAN-VOWIPE


THE CITY OF FORT MYERS IS LOOKING TO MAKE YOUR COMMUTE EASIER.

CITY LEADERS ARE MEETING TODAY.

THEY WANT TO COMPLETE THE EXTENSION OF HANSON STREET.

IT WILL GO FROM VERONICA SHOEMAKER TO STATE ROAD 82, NEAR I- 75.

CITY LEADERS SAY IT WILL EASE TRAFFIC ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD, M-L-K, AND COLONIAL.

BUSINESSES SAY IT WILL HELP THEM TOO. Return to index of stories...


HANSON & SR 82 EXPANSION PLAN-SOTVO


10:15:30-10:15:40

Mike McCauley/

"11 years now and I've seen it drop. It has dropped a lot when the

economy started to drop, we dropped a lot. And I don't see much

driving traffic as I used to. So, I think it will help a lot."

CITY LEADERS SAY THE PROJECT COULD COST UP TO 16-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIDEWALKS WORK-VOWIPE


BIKERS AND WALKERS CAN REJOICE.

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL VOTE TO FINISH A MAJOR SIDEWALK PROJECT IN THE CITY.

THROUGH STATE GRANTS-- THE CITY HAS BEEN ABLE BUILD A SIDEWALK ON CAPE CORAL PARKWAY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

THE LAST SECTION IS A 2 MILE STRETCH OF AQUA-LINDA BOULEVARD DOWN TO SOUTHWEST 29TH AVE.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE AREA IS A PRIORITY BECAUSE OF THE HIGH FOOT AND BIKE TRAFFIC. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIDEWALKS WORK-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

07:57:17 "It's a major undertaking for this new generation to

retrofit our transportation network with bicycle, pedestrian

facilities, so that's the focus of our current administration."

Persides Zambrano,

THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE PROJECT IS ABOUT 400 HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS

ONCE APPROVED- THE SIDEWALKS SHOULD BECOMPLETE BY OCTOBER 2015. Return to index of stories...


MAKING STRIDES KICKOFF-trxCGTOPS


NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO TAKE PART IN THE MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK!

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IS SPONSORING TWO WALKS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE KICKOFF EVENT IS WEDNESDAY FROM 5:30 TO 7:30 AT THE CLUB AT OLDE CYPRESS IN NAPLES.

CALL THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY OFFICE TO REGISTER. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2sh-sot-vo


HERE'S SOMETHING TO MAKE BOTH MEN AND WOMEN LAUGH

LADIES. WE ALL KNOW WHAT SPANX IS

IT'S A LIFESAVER

BUT NOT EXACTLY COMFORTABLE

TIME TO TURN THE TABLES AND LET THE GUYS TRY

@ 1:25 this is humiliating.

@1:22 I like the sleekness I feel I feel I could do anything faster

@52 free at last

THIS IS FROM BUZZ FEED

A GROUP OF MEN BRAVED THE LYCRA TIGHTNESS

AND TRIED ON SPANX

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630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

ANY LAST MINUTE TRIPS TO THE STORE YESTERDAY

WELL IF YOU'RE A FAN OF TARGET.

THEY WANT TO BE THERE FOR YOU.

STARTING THIS MONTH.

TARGET WILL BE KEEPING THE DOORS OPEN LATE. TILL 11 PM OR MIDNIGHT

THE REASON. TO BE MORE CONVENIENT

AND COMPETE WITH COMPETITORS LIKE WAL-MART AND ONLINE RETAILERS.

THE NEW HOURS WILL GO THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

NOT IN ALL STORES RIGHT AWAY.NO WORD ON TARGETS LOCALLY

GMA HAS MORE COMING UP Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


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SANIBEL CAUSEWAY BRIDGE REPAIRS-CGVIDBOX TOPS


DRIVERS CAN EXPECT DELAYS OVER THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY TODAY

CREWS WILL BE DOING MINOR REPAIRS FROM 9 A-M UNTIL 4:30PM.

NO LANE CLOSURES ARE EXPECTED -

CREWS SAY THERE IS NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE BRIDGE.

Fort Myers, FL, Aug. 13, 2014 - Lee County DOT contractor Seig & Ambachtscheer Inc. will perform minor bridge repairs on the Sanibel Causeway in August and September.

The work is scheduled to begin Aug. 18 and expected to be complete by Sept. 30 weather permitting.

Work is to be done weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from the bridges' shoulders and should be accomplished with slight lane shifting. No lane closures are anticipated, although there may be short traffic disruptions during the daily set up and breakdown of the Maintenance of Traffic devices.

Variable message signs will be placed to alert drivers to the roadway Maintenance of Traffic.

The majority of these repairs will involve sealing smaller cracks and epoxy injection into larger cracks identified within the bridge superstructure and monitored in two prior inspections leading up to this repair. The work will also include the repair within the bridge superstructure of identified delaminations and spalls, which occur when small sections of concrete detach from a slab.

There is no reason for concern. The Causeway is structurally sound and remains safe. These repairs are to seal the cracks in the concrete and prevent saltwater intrusion to the structural steel, with the goal of ensuring the Causeway bridges reach their targeted 75-year life span. Questions can be directed to Lee County DOT at 533-9400. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ALEX-CLIP 2SHOT


ITS HERE!

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

KIDS ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL BE HEADING BACK TO THE CLASSROOM TODAY TO START A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

AND GET THIS--- SOME KIDS WILL BE SPENDING AN EXTRA HOUR IN THE CLASS ROOM.

SEVEN SCHOOLS IN COLLIER COUNTY AND NINE SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY ARE ON A MISSION TO IMPROVE THEIR GRADES-- SO THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT.

ABC-7'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY IN COLLIER COUNTY WHERE SUPERINTENDENT KAMELA PATTON WILL BE AT LATER TODAY.

ALEX THATS ONE OF THE SCHOOLS THAT WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL-LIVE


ON CAM

GOOD MORNING

AND HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

KIDS HERE AT PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY AND AT 6 OTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN COLLIER COUNTY WILL HAVE LONGER SCHOOL DAYS.

STARTING TODAY- STUDENTS WILL BE KEPT AT SCHOOL FOR AN HOUR MORE EACH DAY.

THIS IS PART OF AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE SLUMPING TEST SCORES-- BASED ON LAST SCHOOL YEARS GRADES. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL-VO-cg


VO

THESE SCHOOLS ARE ON WHATS CALLED THE "LOW 300" LIST.

The lowest 300 elementary schools must add an hour of reading instruction THIS school year.

GRAPHIC

HERES A LIST OF THOSE SCHOOLS. THERE ARE 7 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS WILL BE ADDING 30 MINUTES OF READING TIME WITHIN DAY AND EXTENDING THE DAY BY 30 MINUTES EACH MORNING.

THE RANKING IS DETERMINED BY READING ACHIEVEMENT-- ALL THE SCHOOLS ARE GRADED.

THE LOWEST RANKED THEN NEED TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL-LIVE


ON CAM

ON CAM

THE BELL RINGS HERE AT PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY AT 7:50.

SUPERINTENDENT KAMELA PATTON WILL BE VISITING THIS SCHOOL THIS MORNING.

WE'LL BE HERE TO SEE HER GREAT THE KIDS AS THEY START A NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

ADA. Return to index of stories...


AMISH GIRLS KIDNAPPED-VOWIPE


DISTURBING NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING-

SURROUNDING THE KIDNAPPING OF TWO AMISH GIRLS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.

WE ARE LEARNING THAT THE GIRLS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE FISRT VICTIMS.

INVESTIGATORS NOW SAYING THERE COULD HAVE BEEN OTHERS IN THE PAST--

BUT THEY AREN'T SAYING WHO.

THE GIRLS WERE REPORTEDLY ABDUCTED FOR 24 HOURS, THEN SET FREE BAREFOOT,COLD, AND HUNGRY--

THAT'S WHEN THEY KNOCKED ON A DOOR OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE--

WHO HELPED THEM GET BACK TO THEIR PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


AMISH GIRLS KIDNAPPED-SOTVO


SOT - Pam Stinson and Jeff Stinson / Richville, NY Residents

17:51:51 - "We definitely did not want to be looked at as heroes. We just

returned the kids to their parents, becuase that's where they want to be /I

can't imagine the nightmare parents went through.""

THE SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS ARE BEING HELD IN A COUNTY JAIL RIGHT NOW ON NO BOND. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM MAKES IT BIG-TRX-SOTVOTOPS


"It means a lot to represent our city, we know they are supporting us back

home."

A CHICAGO LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM IS MAKING HISTORY RIGHT NOW.

THESE 13 BOYS MAKING IT TO THE WORLD DERIES--

AGAINST THE ODDS AND MAKING HISTORY AS THE FIRST CHICAGO TEAM TO GET HERE IN 31 YEARS.

THEY LOST THEIR GAME YESTERDAY AGAINST LAS VEGAS

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SAMSUNG WASHING TECHNOLOGY-ONCAM


YOU'LL LIKE THIS ONE IF YOUR'E STUCK DOING THE DISHES.

IT'S BEING TOUTED AS THE REVOLUTION IN DISHWASHING.

SAMSUNGS NEW WATERWALL TECHNOLOGY IS SAID TO GIVE YOUR DISHES A BETTER CLEAN SITHOUT USING EXTRA WATER OR ELECTRICITY.

IT USES A MOTORIZED SPRAY ARM THAT SPANS THE ENTIRE WASHER BACK AND FORTH--

INSTEAD OF SPINNING.

THE COST-

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WOMAN INJURED FROM GIRAFFES-VO


A CALIFORNIA WOMAN WAS HURT AFTER SNEAKING INTO A GIRAFFE EXHIBIT AT A WISCONSIN ZOO.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN CLIMBED A FENCE TO GET INTO THE EXHIBIT BECAUSE SHE LOVES GIRAFFES.

DURING HER ESCAPADE, SHE GOT AN UP-CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH ONE OF THE CREATURES.

THE ANIMAL LICKED HER FACE. BEFORE KICKING HER IN THE FACE.

THE WOMAN IS EXPECTED TO BE O-K.

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GOOGLE SKY-VO


IF YOU THINK GOOGLE EARTH IS GREAT, THEN GOOGLE SKY IS GOING TO BLOW YOUR MIND.

IT LETS YOU SEARCH INTO OUTTER SPACE!

YOU CAN SEE IMAGES OF STARS, PLANETS AND GALAXIES TAKEN FROM TELESCOPES, PROBES AND SATELLITES.

IT INCLUDES INFRARED AND MICROWAVE IMAGES AS WELL AS A HISTORIC MAP OF THE STARS. Return to index of stories...


JUPITER AND VENUS-ONCAM


AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE SKY THIS MORNING-

THE TWO BRIGHTEST PLANETS ARE APPEARING VERY CLOSE TOGETHER--

THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AS I SPEAK!

RIGHT NOW JUPITER AND VENUS ARE AT THEIR CLOSEST POINT.

THE BEST TIME IS TO SEE IT IS BEFORE THE SUN RISES.

YOU CAN CATCH IT HAPPENING ALL WEEK LONG. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


HERE'S ONE WAY TO SPEND A WEEKEND.

TRYING TO MAKE THINGS THAT *DON'T FLOAT*. *FLOAT*.

IT HAPPENED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS.

THE ANNUAL 'ANYTHING THAT FLOATS' REGATTA RACE.

PEOPLE PADDLED AND ENDED UP SWIMMING THEIR WAY TO THE FINISH LINE.

THE WINNER FOR MOST CREATIVE. 'THE COKE FLOAT'. THEY SARAN WRAPPED ABOUT 100 2-LITERS TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-TBA


REMEMBER THE WOMAN WHO BUILT A 3,000 SQUARE FOOT *CLOSET* IN HER TEXAS HOME?

WE SHOWED YOU THE THREE-STORY CLOSET WHEN IT FINALLY GOT BUILT.

AND AGAIN WHEN IT GOT ROBBED.

WELL NOW THE PERSON CLAIMING TO BE THE THIEF IS GOING PUBLIC.

SAYING THE JEWELS WERE ALL *FAKE*.

THE PERSON SENT A PACKAGE TO THE HOUSTON NEWSPAPER, SAYING THEY DEMANDED 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS NOT TO EXPOSE HER.

SHE DIDN'T PAY. SO THE THIEF WENT PUBLIC.

GMA TAKES A CLOSER LOOK, COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TECHBYTES:

IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. SOME BIG MOVES AT SPRINT.

THE NATION'S THIRD- LARGEST WIRELESS COMPANY THIS WEEK IS ANNOUNCING WHAT IT

CALLS SOME "VERY DISRUPTIVE" CHEAPER PRICING PLANS.

IT'S C-E-O SAYS IT'S ALSO GOING TO BE IMPROVING IT'S NETWORK, AND DECREASING

OPERATIONAL COSTS.

BEST BUY MAY HAVE ACCIDENTLY UNVEILED THE NEW MOTOROLA SMARTWATCH, A LISTING

FOR THE "MOTO 360" POPPED UP ON THE RETAILER'S MOBILE SITE, WITH PICTURES

AND A 250 DOLLAR PRICE TAG. MOTOROLA IS EXPECTED TO SHOW OFF THE NEW

SMARTWATCH AT AN EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.

TWITTER IS EXPERIMENTING. AND NOT EVERYONE IS LIKING IT. USERS ARE SEEING

TWEETS "FAVORITED" BY OTHERS IN THEIR TIMELINE. JUST LIKE RETWEETS. THEY'

RE ALSO GETTING NOTIFICATIONS WHEN OTHERS FOLLOW SOMEONE NEW.

AND STARBUCK'S IS BRINGING BACK THE PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE. SOME CUSTOMERS WHO

PARTICIPATE IN A TWITTER SCAVENGER HUNT WILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE POPULAR

SEASONAL DRINK, STARTING NEXT TUESDAY. FOR EVERYONE ELSE, IT'S AVAILABLE

SEPTEMBER 2ND.

THOSE ARE YOUR TECH BYTES, I'M DEVIN DWYER. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


Another Dry & Hot Day In Store

The heat & humidity returns for another day in Southwest Florida.

Highs this afternoon running a few degrees above the normal, topping out in the mid 90s area wide. Even with drier air in place, there's still enough humidity to get the Heat Index to 100°+.

There is some good news, that same dry air will keep us mostly dry through the afternoon. However, a little rain might not be bad thing for a quick cool off. Look for shower activity to return by the middle of the week.

Tropical Update

There is still a weak area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic. As of Monday morning the system is still very disorganization and significant development is not anticipated for the next several days. 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...


GOLF BALL STRUCTURE-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


nat of golf ball being hit

A MILESTONE HAS BEEN REACHED FOR ONE GOLFER.

THE MAN HAD SO MANY GOLF BALLS-

HE DECIDED TO MAKE A 3D LIFE SIZE BODY OUT OF THEM.

HE DRILLED HOLES INTO ABOUT 600 BALLS--

AND THEN PUT THE GOLF BALLS ON METAL RODS.

HE SAYS WANTED TO MAKE A FIGURE THAT RESEMBLED THE GOLF SWING FORM OF HIS FAVORITE PRO-GOLFER, TIGER WOODS. 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) BACK TO SCHOOL-VOTOPS-WIPE


TIME NOW IS.

GETTING YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STUDENTS.

AND THIS YEAR THERE ARE SOME NEW CHANGES FOR MANY OF THEM.

IN COLLIER COUNTY 7 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WILL STAY AN EXTRA HOUR.

IT'S ALL PART OF AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE TEST SCORES.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS WILL BE IMPLEMENTING 30 MINUTES OF READING TIME WITHIN THE EXISTING STUDENT DAY.

AND EXTENDING THE STUDENT DAY BY 30 MINUTES EACH MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) FERGUSON-VOTOPS-WIPE


MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON HAS ORDERED THE NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP RESTORE PEACE AND ORDER IN FERGUSON

THIS AFTER VIOLENCE CONTINUES TO GROW AFTER THE SHOOTING OF 18 YEAR OLD MICHAEL BROWN

OVERNIGHT.A NEW PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY REPORT WAS RELEASED.

IT SHOWS BROWN WAS SHOT AT LEAST SIX TIMES AND TWICE IN THE HEAD.

DESPITE A MIDNIGHT CURFEW SUNDAY.POLICE HAD TO BREAK UP A CROWD OF PROTESTORS.WITH TEAR GAS AFTER SOMEONE SET A TRASH BIN ON FIRE AND GUNSHOTS RANG OUT SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) WALGREENS ROBBERY-VOTOPS-WIPE


AND LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A SUSPECT AFTER HE ROBBED A WALGREENS.

AND FORCED TWO EMPLOYEES TO GET IN A FREEZER.

THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AT A WALGREENS ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

DEPUTIES SAY THE SUSPECT STORMED THE FRONT DOOR JUST BEFORE CLOSING TIME.

AND DEMANDED CASH.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN RAN FROM THE STORE WITH AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT.

LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) CAPE WATERMAIN BREAK-VOTOPS-WIPE


AND OVERNIGHT CREWS IN CAPE CORAL FIXED A WATER MAIN BREAK.

WE GOT REPORTS OF THE BREAK AT THE INTERSECTION OF DEL PRADO BOULEVARD AND VISCAYA PARKWAY LATE LAST NIGHT.

WITNESSES TOLD US THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF DEL PRADO WERE REDIRECTED FOR A TIME, BUT THE SCENE IS ALL CLEAR NOW.

WE DID SOME CHECKING.

AND THERE DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE A BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF THAT CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) DESOTO INMATE TRIAL-VOTOPS-WIPE


HAPPENING IN THE DAY AHEAD.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS WILL BEGIN IN FEDERAL COURT--

WHERE 2 FORMER DESOTO COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ARE ON TRIAL --FORMER DEPUTY STEVEN RIZZA AND JONATHAN MAUSA.

ONE IS ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY BEATING AN INMATE IN MAY OF 2013, THE OTHER IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO COVER IT UP.

WHEN CLOSING ARGUMENTS ARE FINISHED, THE JURY WILL GET THE CASE AND BEGIN DELIBERATING. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) ALICO RAMP CHANGES-SSTOPS, VO


CREWS HAVE PERMANENTLY CLOSED THE SOUTHBOUND EXIT RAMP AT ALICO ROAD ON I-75.

A NEW RAMP HAS OPENED. ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF THE ACTUAL ROAD.

DRIVERS WILL HAVE TO EXIT AT DANIELS PARKWAY THEN TAKE TREELINE AVENUE.

IT'S ALL APART OF THE AIRPORT DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT, NEAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL.

BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR DETOURS. 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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