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DIRECTORS PAGE NAPLES AIRPORT ISSUE-VOTOPS TCMON
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP NAPLES AIRPORT ISSUE-VOTOPS WIPE
FERGUSON LATEST-SOTVOTOPS BNC NAPLES AIRPORT ISSUE-SOTVO
FERGUSON LATEST-SAT LIVE DESOTO CORRECTIONS TRIAL-VO
FERGUSON LATEST-PKG TEEN MURDER CHARGES-VO
FERGUSON LATEST-SAT LIVE NAPLES 911 SYSTEM-VOWIPE
FERGUSON FUNDRAISER-VO BNR NAPLES 911 SYSTEM-SOTVO
STORMWARN 7 FORECAST OPEN-CLIP NORTH PORT PSYCHOLOGIST ARRESTED-SS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL RV FIRE ON CAUSEWAY-OTS SS
ISIS BEHEADS AMERICAN-TCMON VOWIPE JOURNALIST EXECUTED-OC
ISIS BEHEADS AMERICAN-SOTVO OC TAG JOURNALIST EXECUTED-BNC
ISAREL HAMAS LATEST-VOWIPE JOURNALIST EXECUTED-PKG
JAPAN MUDLSIDES-TRX VOTOPS JOURNALIST EXECUTED-BNC TAG SS BNC
ARIZONA FLOODING-VOWIPE WEED WACKER PUNISHED-OC SS
ARIZONA FLOODING-SOTVO SHORTAGE OF PALM TREES-VOWIPE
CA WILDFIRES-TRX VOWIPE SHORTAGE OF PALM TREES-SOTVO
CA WILDFIRES-SOTVO YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP
LIGHTNING INJURES 6-VO GUN RIGHTS DANE EAGLE-VOWIPE
FL POLICE OFFICER TRIAL-TC MON VOWIPE GUN RIGHTS DANE EAGLE-SOTVO
TEENS BREAK INTO NBA PLAYERS HOUSE-TRX VOTOPS BEAR SIGHTING FOLLOW-VOWIPE
ILLINOIS HOSTAGE SITUATION-OTS VO BEAR SIGHTING FOLLOW-SOTVO
POSSIBLE EBOLA IN SACRAMENTO-VO BONITA WANTS HIGH SCHOOL-VOWIPE
MAN STABS, KILLS TODDLER-VOWIPE BONITA WANTS HIGH SCHOOL-SOTVO
MAN STABS, KILLS TODDLER-SOTVO THE LOOP-VOWIPE
JET SKI EXPLODES-VOWIPE THE LOOP-SOTVO
JET SKI EXPLODES-SOTVO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
AFFLUENZA TEEN'S FATHER ARRESTED-VOWIPE TEASE ONE
AFFLUENZA TEEN'S FATHER ARRESTED-SOTVO TZ1A BLESS YOU GIRL-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1B TEEN BIRTHS DROP-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ WX TEASE-WXWALL
TZ4 A) HOME WORKOUT-SOTVO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL WEATHER-PWC
NEXT AT SIX OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
BLESS YOU GIRL-BNC VO BLESS YOU GIRL-OC
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP BLESS YOU GIRL-PKG
FORECAST-PHC TEEN BIRTHS DROP-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
HOME WORKOUT-TCMON TEASE TWO-POP
HOME WORKOUT-PKG TZ2 SPORTS-VO
BALLMER CUTS TIES WITH MICROSOFT-VO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
UBER HIRES FORMER OBAMA STAFFER-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
POSTMAN SAVES BABY-VOWIPE FLORIDA STATE-POPMON
POSTMAN SAVES BABY-SOTVO FLORIDA STATE-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA STATE-SOTOPS
TEASE FIVE------------ HS FOOTBALL POLL-CGTOPS
TZ5 A FIT LAWSUIT-VO SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS
FIT LAWSUIT-TCMON SAMMY WATKINS-SOTTOPS
FIT LAWSUIT-PKG BROWNS QB-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP DAVID PRICE-POPMON
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ DAVID PRICE-VOTOPS
TZ61) NAPLES 911-VOTOPS DAVID PRICE-SOTOPS
TZ6 2) DESOTO CORRECTIONS-VOTOPS MARLINS RANGERS-VOTOPS
TZ6 3) BLESS YOU GIRL-VOTOPS MO'NE DAVIS-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT FEDEX CUP-VOTOPS
HEADLINES FEDEX CUP-SOTTOPS
HL1) NAPLES AIRPORT-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL2) SHORTAGE OF PALM TREES-SOTVOTOPS TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) BLESS YOU GIRL-VOTOPS NEW AT 7:00-BNC
STORMWARN 7 FORECAST OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 2) PUMPKIN SPICE-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL GOODBYE-4SHOT
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DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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FERGUSON LATEST-SOTVOTOPS BNC


"He has been vilified in the media and by the politicians and we felt it was necessary that we had to come out and just ask for due process for Darren Wilson."

DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW --

SUPPORTERS OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI POLICE OFFICER DARREN WILSON ARE TAKING TO THE STREETS.

HE'S THE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED TEEN MICHAEL BROWN.

ALSO TONIGHT -- ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER IS IN FERGUSON.

HE MET WITH THE FBI AND OTHER INVESTIGATORS.

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7.

OFFICERS BELIEVE THEY'VE REACHED A TURNING POINT AND THE CASE THAT SPARKED THIS VIOLENT TURMOIL WILL SOON MOVE FORWARD.

A GRAND JURY JUST STARTED TO HEAR EVIDENCE IN BROWN'S DEATH.

A-B-C'S MARCI GONZALEZ HAS BEEN IN FERGUSON ALL WEEK -- SHE JOINS US NOW LIVE.

MARCI. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON LATEST-SAT LIVE


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FERGUSON LATEST-PKG


ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER - IN FERGUSON TODAY-

VISITING - WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT-

AND MEETING WITH FEDERAL AGENTS INVESTIGATING MICHAEL BROWN'S DEATH

Missouri 14th District State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal

the mere fact that he is here means that there is more transparency and we

have a full opportunity to seek full justice. 121250

PURSUING JUSTICE - WITH A GRAND JURY STARTING TO HEAR EVIDENCE IN THE CASE

TODAY-

MCCULLOCH INTERVIEW: 1708 They will have absolutely everything that there is

, every piece of paper, every photograph, every bit of physical evidence.

OFFICER DARREN WILSON - SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO- WILL BE GIVEN THE OPTION TO

TESTIFY ABOUT WHAT LED HIM TO SHOOT THE UNARMED TEEN.

A SOURCE CLOSE TO WILSON TOLD ABC NEWS TODAY - THAT BEFORE THE SHOOTING - HE

STRUGGLED WITH BROWN AND SUFFERED "A *SERIOUS FACIAL INJURY."

HIS POLICE UNION SAYING- IT'S TOO SOON FOR ANYONE TO PASS JUDGEMENT-

***SOT KEVIN AHLBRAND UNION OFFICIAL*** He has been vilified in the

media and by the politicians and we felt it was necessary that we had to

come out and just ask for due process for Darren Wilson.

BUT - PROTESTORS AREN'T BACKING DOWN ON THEIR DEMANDS

TAKING TO THE STREETS AGAIN LAST NIGHT-

CALLING FOR WILSON TO BE CHARGED

WABC NAT: "you need to disperse immediately."

AND AGAIN - CLASHING WITH POLICE

NATS - " get out of here" Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON LATEST-SAT LIVE


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FERGUSON FUNDRAISER-VO BNR


WITH PROTESTS DISRUPTING LIFE IN THE TOWN SOME ORGANIZATIONS ARE REACHING OUT TO HELP THOSE IN NEED IN FERGUSON.

ORGANIZERS AT THE ST. LOUIS AREA FOOD BANK ARE GETTING FOOD TO FAMILIES IN FERGUSON.

MANY STORES IN FERGUSON ARE SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF THE LOOTING AND VIOLENCE.

AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING EFFORT IS ALSO UNDERWAY TO STOCK THE FOOD BANK.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP -

WE PUT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE --

HEAD TO A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN 7 FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


ANOTHER VERY HOT AFTERNOON

It already a hot day across Southwest Florida, and more heat is in store this afternoon. Highs today will be again push into the mid 90s in many locations this afternoon, with heat indices above 100.

A few isolated downpours or storms could certainly develop in the afternoon or evening, but the majority of the area should remain unseasonably dry for mid August. This same, relatively dry pattern will continue for the next few days.

The hot weather sticks around through the end of the week, with highs holding in the mid 90s for the rest of the work week and just a slight chance of a PM shower.

Better rain and storm chances will move in late in the weekend and likely staying into the start of next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave over the Atlantic is showing some signs of possible organization. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the feature with a 30 percent chance of developing in the next two days and a 50 percent chance for development in the next 5 days.

Environmental conditions remain a bit unfavorable for considerable development but the wave will be closely monitored as it approaches the Caribbean. Return to index of stories...


ISIS BEHEADS AMERICAN-TCMON VOWIPE


SHOCKING NEWS OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE ISLAMIC EXTREMIST GROUP ISIS HAS RELEASED VIDEO OF THE BEHEADING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST JAMES FOLEY.

THE VIDEO -- RELEASED YESTERDAY SHOWS FOLEY IN ORANGE PRISON CLOTHES READING A MESSAGE -- BLAMING THE U-S FOR HIS DEATH.

IT THEN SHOWS ONE OF THE MILITANTS KILLING FOLEY.

THE MILITANT THEN GOES ON TO SAY THEY WILL KILL ANOTHER AMERICAN IF THE U-S DOESN'T STOP MILITARY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ.

FOLEY'S NEIGHBORS COMMENTED ON THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


ISIS BEHEADS AMERICAN-SOTVO OC TAG


"It's just devastating news. This is awful."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them. I mean, it's a horrible situation for any family to have to go through that."

FOLEY WAS A FREELANCE JOURNALIST IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

HE DISAPPEARED IN NOVEMBER 2012.

REPORTS WERE THAT GUNMEN IN NORTHWEST SYRIA FORCED HIM INTO A VEHICLE.

HIS FAMILY HADN'T HEARD FROM HIM SINCE.

THE U-S SECRETARY OF STATE WEIGHED IN WITHIN THE LAST TWO HOURS.

JOHN KERRY TWEETED "ISIL MUST BE DESTROYED, WILL BE CRUSHED."

ISIL IS ANOTHER ACRONYM DESCRIBING WHAT YOU MAY KNOW AS ISIS --

THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA.

THAT'S THE GROUP THAT BEHEADED JAMES FOLEY. Return to index of stories...


ISAREL HAMAS LATEST-VOWIPE


AND. FIGHTING CONTINUES IN GAZA TONIGHT -- AFTER ISRAELI MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY HAMAS VIOLATED THE LATEST CEASE-FIRE.

THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES RELEASED VIDEO SHOWING THEIR AIRCRAFT BOMBING TARGETS IN GAZA.

THEY SAY THEY ATTACKED 60 SITES AFTER ROCKETS FROM GAZA VIOLATED THE CEASEFIRE ON TUESDAY.

SINCE THE CEASEFIRE FELL APART - ISRAEL SAYS MILITANTS IN GAZA FIRED ABOUT 70 ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL.

GAZA'S HEALTH MINISTRY SAYS THE LATEST ISRAELI ATTACKS KILLED TEN PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 100 IN GAZA. Return to index of stories...


JAPAN MUDLSIDES-TRX VOTOPS


A DEADLY SITUATION IN JAPAN TONIGHT.

HEAVY RAINS ARE TRIGGERING LANDSLIDES -- WHICH HAVE ALREDAY KILLED NEARLY 30 PEOPLE -- INCLUDING A TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY.

THE LANDSLIDE HIT A CROWDED RESIDENTIAL AREA IN HIROSHIMA.

TEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE MISSING - AND THERE ARE CONCERNS THE NUMBER OF DEAD COULD RISE.

RESIDENTS ARE SEARCHING THE DEBRIS - LOOKING FOR BODIES AND BELONGINGS. Return to index of stories...


ARIZONA FLOODING-VOWIPE


THE U-S IS ALSO DEALING WITH SERIOUS ISSUES CAUSED BY TORRENTIAL RAIN.

IN ARIZONA RESIDENTS ARE DEALING WITH MONSOON LIKE CONDITIONS.

TONIGHT -- CLEANUP IS UNDERWAY

HEAVY RAINS OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAVE CAKED FRONT LAWNS WITH MUD -- AND TURNED LIVING ROOMS INTO RIVERS.

ACROSS SOUTHERN ARIZONA - THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS SOME AREAS GOT MORE RAIN YESTERDAY THAN LAST SUMMER.

SOME AREAS GOT UP TO AN INCH OF RAIN IN 15 MINUTES.

INTERSTATES HAVE BEEN CLOSED --

EMERGENCY CREWS ARE DEALING WITH SEVERAL DRAMATIC RESCUES. Return to index of stories...


ARIZONA FLOODING-SOTVO


SOT FRANCES PERKINS: It just came up and overwhelmed everybody / It took one room into another room.

ALMOST AS QUICKLY AS THE WATER CAME -- IT RECEDED AND REVEALED PLENTY OF DAMAGE.

IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST A WEEK FOR THE AREA TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDFIRES-TRX VOWIPE


FARTHER WEST IN CALIFORNIA - WILDLFIRES ARE STILL RAGING AS THEY BURN THOUSANDS OF ACRES.

THE FIRE REDUCED AT LEAST EIGHT HOUSES TO ASH.

SEVERAL MORE ARE IN DANGER.

THE WILDFIRE'S HAVE FORCED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TO EVACUATE AROUND WOFFORD HEIGHTS AND KERNVILLE. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDFIRES-SOTVO


"Yesterday, when this started about 3:30 we took pictures and our house looked like it was on fire. I mean, the flames were right behind the house, so big it looked like the house was on fire.

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE THE FIRE ABOUT 15 PERCENT CONTAINED.

THE FIRE STARTED ABOUT 50 MILES NORTH OF BAKERSFIELD.

THE CAUSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING INJURES 6-VO


SIX PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AT A MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PRACTICE.

IT HAPPENED TUESDAY AFTERNOON IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO.

FIVE PLAYERS AND ONE COACH WERE INJURED.

ONE OF THE BOYS WAS CRITICALLY HURT.

A TEAMMATE SAID ONE KID WAS LYING ON THE FIELD UNCONSCIOUS -- AND ANOTHER WAS BLEEDING FROM AN EAR.

IN ADDITION TO THE CRITICAL INJURY -- TWO BOYS AND THE COACH WERE HOSPITALIZED WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.

TWO OTHERS WERE NOT SERIOUSLY HURT. Return to index of stories...


FL POLICE OFFICER TRIAL-TC MON VOWIPE


HAPPENING ACROSS FLORIDA TODAY -- TESTIMONY IS UNDERWAY IN THE TRIAL OF A LEESBURG POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF FORCING AN ARRESTED WOMAN TO PERFORM A SEX ACT ON HIM.

OFFICER HENRI LARUE WAS ARRESTED ON SEXUAL BATTERY CHARGES IN JANUARY 2013 -- AFTER A THREE-MONTH INVESTIGATION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SAY DURING A TRAFFIC STOP -- LARUE PULLED OVER A 23-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FOR A BROKEN TAIL LIGHT AND FOUND SHE HAD ACTIVE SUSPENSIONS.

HE PLACED HER UNDER ARREST AND STARTED TO TAKE HER TO THE COUNTY JAIL.

HE'S ACCUSED OF STOPPING AT AN ALLEY BEHIND A SHOPPING CENTER -- TAKING OFF HER HANDCUFFS AND FORCING HER TO PERFORM A SEX ACT.

IF CONVICTED - LARUE COULD GET UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TEENS BREAK INTO NBA PLAYERS HOUSE-TRX VOTOPS


IN MIAMI -- THE TEENS WHO BROKE INTO THE HOUSE OF FORMER HEAT PLAYER RAY ALLEN -- ARE SPEAKING OUT.

ALLEN AND HIS FAMILY WERE ASLEEP IN THEIR MIAMI HOME WHEN THE TEENS CAME IN THROUGH AN UNLOCKED DOOR.

THEY WERE AT A PARTY NEXT DOOR AND THOUGHT ALLEN HAD MOVED OUT.

THE TEENS SAY THEY WERE JUST CURIOUS -- AND DIDN'T PLAN ON STEALING ANYTHING.

OFFICERS SAY THEY COULD ONLY BE CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR FOR TRESPASSING IN AN OCCUPIED BUILDING.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS THE ALLEN'S HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT AND WANT TO PRESS CRIMINAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


ILLINOIS HOSTAGE SITUATION-OTS VO


NEW TONIGHT AT 5:30 -- A HOSTAGE SITUATION IN ILLINOIS JUST ENDED.

ABOUT TWO DOZEN HEAVILY ARMED OFFICERS STORMED A HOUSE IN HARVEY THIS MORNING.

THE OFFICERS WENT IN TO FREE FOUR HOSTAGES AND CAPTURE THE TWO SUSPECTS.

THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS NO SHOTS WERE FIRES.

THE STANDOFF STARTED MORE THAN 20 HOURS EARLIER.

OFFICERS IN THE SMALL CITY RESPONDED TO A NEIGHBOR'S REPORT OF A POSSIBLE BURGLARY AT THE HOUSE.

TWO OFFICERS WERE WOUNDED YESTERDAY IN AN INITIAL EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE. Return to index of stories...


POSSIBLE EBOLA IN SACRAMENTO-VO


HOSPITAL OFFICIALS IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA SAY THEY'RE TREATING A PATIENT THAT MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO EBOLA.

TONIGHT - THAT PATIENT IS IN ISOLATION.

THE C-D-C IS TESTING BLOOD SAMPLES.

EXPERTS SAY THE PUBLIC SHOULDN'T WORRY.

RIGHT NOW - IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHAT PROMPTED THE PATIENT TO GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IN THE FIRST PLACE.

IF THE TEST COMES BACK POSITIVE, MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY THAT PERSON WILL BE QUARANTINED FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


MAN STABS, KILLS TODDLER-VOWIPE


A 36-YEAR-OLD CONNECTICUT MAN IS UNDER ARREST TONIGHT -- ACCUSED OF STABBING AND KILLING HIS ONE-YEAR-OLD NIECE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN WAS BABYSITTING THE TODDLER WHEN IT HAPPENED.

THEY SAY HE WAS STAYING AT HIS MOTHER'S HOUSE because HE LEFT HIS AFTER ALLEGEDLY HITTING HIS WIFE DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE ON SUNDAY.

NEIGHBORS SAY HE WAS PLAYING WITH KIDS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN HIS WIFE AND STEP-DAUGHTER STOPPED BY. Return to index of stories...


MAN STABS, KILLS TODDLER-SOTVO


"They were playing around, and the next thing I heard was blood-curdling screams, and I didn't know what happened."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN WAS HIGH ON DRUGS.

OFFICERS SAY HIS STEP-DAUGHTER WAS HOLDING THE LITTLE GIRL WHEN HE STABBED THE TODDLER IN THE STOMACH. Return to index of stories...


JET SKI EXPLODES-VOWIPE


A JET SKI EXPLODES - AND THE TWO PEOPLE RIDING IT -- LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT.

IT HAPPENED SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON THE SAINT CROIX RIVER IN MINNESOTA.

THE MAN DRIVING IT WAS FINE -- BUT THE FEMALE PASSENGER ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL WITH A BROKEN BACK.

SHE SAYS THEY WERE CLOSE TO SHORE WHEN THE JET SKI JUST EXPLODED -- SENDING HER AIRBORNE.

WHEN SHE LANDED SHE SAID SHE COULDN'T BREATHE.

PEOPLE ON THE BEACH CAME TO HER RESCUE AND RUSHED HER TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


JET SKI EXPLODES-SOTVO


"Knowing I could move my hands and my feet I knew it wasn't going to be too serious but I just didn't know how big it was going to be."

THE WOMAN IS ON BED REST FOR A MONTH -- BUT LOOKS FORWARD OT GETTING BACK OUT ON THE WATER.

IT'S NOT CLEAR WHY THE JET SKI EXPLODED - BUT THE DRIVER THINKS THERE WAS A LEAK IN THE GAS LINE THAT IGNITED THE ENGINE. Return to index of stories...


AFFLUENZA TEEN'S FATHER ARRESTED-VOWIPE


A TEXAS DAD ACCUSED OF IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER -- MAY HAVE A FAMILIAR SOUNDING NAME.

FREDERICK COUCH WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY ON A WARRANT FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP.

HIS SON -- ETHAN COUCH -- GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION AFTER HE ESCAPED JAIL TIME IN A DEADLY DRUNK DRIVING CASE.

A PSYCHOLOGIST TESTIFIED THE TEEN SUFFERED FROM "AFFLUENZA" -- A CONDITION CAUSED BY GROWING UP WEALTHY.

THE 48-YEAR-OLD FATHER CLAIMED TO BE AN OFFICER AND THEN OFFERED TO SHOW THEM HIS QUOTE "POLICE STUFF." Return to index of stories...


AFFLUENZA TEEN'S FATHER ARRESTED-SOTVO


"Frederick Anthony Couch then went back to his vehicle and then took out his wallet. And when it was open displayed what appeared to be a police badge and an ID suggesting he was a police officer."

INVESTIGATORS THEN CALLED THE STATE - WHO TOLD THEM FREDERICK COUCH IS NOT A LICENSED POLICE OFFICER IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

COUCH HAS A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY - INCLUDING NEARLY A DOZEN TRAFFIC CITATIONS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


Nat flirty girl fitness videos

YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUTS.

SPIN.

BOOTCAMP.

EVEN BALLET.

ALL FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME AND YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN.

THE ONLINE FITNESS CRAZE, THE COST AND THE SAFETY -- NEXT.

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


TZ4 A) HOME WORKOUT-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


ANOTHER VERY HOT AFTERNOON

It already a hot day across Southwest Florida, and more heat is in store this afternoon. Highs today will be again push into the mid 90s in many locations this afternoon, with heat indices above 100.

A few isolated downpours or storms could certainly develop in the afternoon or evening, but the majority of the area should remain unseasonably dry for mid August. This same, relatively dry pattern will continue for the next few days.

The hot weather sticks around through the end of the week, with highs holding in the mid 90s for the rest of the work week and just a slight chance of a PM shower.

Better rain and storm chances will move in late in the weekend and likely staying into the start of next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave over the Atlantic is showing some signs of possible organization. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the feature with a 30 percent chance of developing in the next two days and a 50 percent chance for development in the next 5 days.

Environmental conditions remain a bit unfavorable for considerable development but the wave will be closely monitored as it approaches the Caribbean. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT SIX OPEN-CLIP


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BLESS YOU GIRL-BNC VO


AND COMING UP BRAND NEW FOR YOU AT SIX TONIGHT ON ABC7 --

A YOUNG GIRL SAYS SHE GOT SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL FOR SAYING "BLESS YOU."

YOU'VE GOTTA HEAR WHY THE TEACHER THINKS THAT'S A *PUNISHABLE PHRASE.*

IT'S THE STORY EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


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. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


ANOTHER VERY HOT AFTERNOON

It already a hot day across Southwest Florida, and more heat is in store this afternoon. Highs today will be again push into the mid 90s in many locations this afternoon, with heat indices above 100.

A few isolated downpours or storms could certainly develop in the afternoon or evening, but the majority of the area should remain unseasonably dry for mid August. This same, relatively dry pattern will continue for the next few days.

The hot weather sticks around through the end of the week, with highs holding in the mid 90s for the rest of the work week and just a slight chance of a PM shower.

Better rain and storm chances will move in late in the weekend and likely staying into the start of next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave over the Atlantic is showing some signs of possible organization. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the feature with a 30 percent chance of developing in the next two days and a 50 percent chance for development in the next 5 days.

Environmental conditions remain a bit unfavorable for considerable development but the wave will be closely monitored as it approaches the Caribbean. Return to index of stories...


HOME WORKOUT-TCMON


IT'S THE HOTTEST NEW TREND IN FITNESS -- ALL YOUR FAVORITE CLASSES - SPIN - NOOT CAMP - EVEN BALLET OR BARRE CAN ALL BE LIVE-STREAMED INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM.

THAT MEANS - NO GYM.

NO LEAVING THE HOUSE.

AND AS A-B-C'S CAMERON MATHIS EXPLAINS -- THIS COULD ALSO MEAN NO MORE EXCUSES. Return to index of stories...


HOME WORKOUT-PKG


BETWEEN WORK.KIDS.AND WELL, LIFE-- IT'S EASY TO GO MONTHS WITHOUT SEEING

THE INSIDE OF A GYM

AND GET THIS-A RECENT STUDY FOUND 85% OF AMERICANS DON'T EVEN HAVE

GYM MEMBERSHIPS!

BUT WHAT IF YOU COULD STREAMLINE YOUR DAY.BY *LIVE* STREAMING YOUR WORKOUT

?

NATS -- Peloton fitness class

PELOTON CYCLING IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF LIVE VIRTUAL WORKOUTS THEIR NEW

YORK CITY STUDIO IS EQUIPPED WITH 5 CAMERAS, A CONTROL ROOM, AND THESE TOP

OF THE LINE SPIN BIKES

SOT - JOHN FOLEY, PELOTON FOUNDER -- Livestreaming fitness is absolutely

going to be a big part of the future of technology meets fitness.

AND THE TREND IS ONLY GROWINGFROM FLIRTY GIRL FITNESS'S DANCE CLASSES FOR

JUST $15 A MONTH.

Nat flirty girl fitness videos

TO BOOTCAMP AT LIVE STREAMING FITNESS-LESS THAN $10 A MONTH FOR UNLIMITED

CLASSES!!

Nat boot-camp class

THE OPTIONS *AND* WORKOUTS ARE ENDLESS

Nats -- Cameron looking at class: ballet beautiful dot com here I come.

IT'S BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE MY DANCING WITH THE STARS DAYSSO THIS SHOULD BE.

INTERESTING.

Nats Mary Helen talking through computer-Hi Cameron!

LUCKILY IM IN GOOD HANDS-WITH TRAINER TO THE STARS, MARY HELEN BOWERS.

16:08:15:44 CAMERON: So do you have people all over the country streaming

in live to your class?

01:04:17:41 MARY: Yeah/ we've got people joining in from, over 80

countries

AFTER A QUICK WARDROBE ADJUSTMENT.

SOT Mary Helen-You won't be needing those today.

SOT Cameron---

CLASS WAS IN SESSIONAND IT WASN'T EASY

Nats montage of Cameron taking class

16:21:18:07 I want everyone to take note of my ballet toescramp, cramp!

16:21:38:56/18:35:00:11 Instructor: pull in that stomach Cameron/ Cameron:

okay I'm pulling. I'm sucking it in.

AN HOUR LATER

Nats Mary Helen ending class

SOT Cameron: Thank you!

I'M BEAT!

SOT Cameron reaction standup: Loved it. Now I'm going to go stretch,

because I'm going to be in pain tomorrow. Return to index of stories...


BALLMER CUTS TIES WITH MICROSOFT-VO


NEW LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS OWNER STEVE BALLMER IS STEPPING DOWN FROM MICROSOFT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

IN A PUBLIC LETTER -- BALLMER ANNOUNCED HE'S SHIFTING HIS FOCUS TO RUN THE BASKETBALL TEAM.

HE RECENTLY PURCHASED THE TEAM FOR 2 BILLION DOLLARS FROM DONALD STERLING -- WHO WAS FORCED TO SELL BY THE NBA.

BALLMER - WAS ONE OF MICROSOFT'S FIRST 30 EMPLOYEES. Return to index of stories...


UBER HIRES FORMER OBAMA STAFFER-VO


THE MAN BEHIND PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS TAKING ON A NEW ONE.

DAVID PLOUFFE IS JOINING UBER.

HE'LL BE WORKING FOR THE CAR SERVICE COMPANY FIGHTING AGAINST BIG TAXI INTERESTS.

HIS JOB WILL BE TO SELL LAWMAKERS ON THE BENEFITS OF THE SERIVCE -- AND HOW IT CAN CO-EXIST WITH TAXI COMPANIES.

UBER HAS ANGERED SOME TAXI COMPANIES AND CHALLENGED TRANSPORTATION LAWS. Return to index of stories...


POSTMAN SAVES BABY-VOWIPE


HE DELIVERS DURING SOME DANGEROUS CONDITIONS -- BUT THIS TIME HE SAVED THE LIFE OF A BABY IN DANGER.

A SOUTH CAROLINA MAILMAN SAVED AN 11-MONTH-OLD BOY WHO WAS CHOKING.

THE LITTLE BOY GRABBED A PLASTIC WRAPPER AND PUT IT IN HIS MOUTH.

IT GOT STUCK IN HIS THROAT.

THE BOY'S MOTHER STARTED HITTING HIM ON THE BACK -- BUT THE WRAPPER WOULDN'T BUDGE.

SHE RAN OUT THER FRONT DOOR AND SCREAMED FOR HELP -- THE MAIL CARRIER CAME RUNNING.

HE PERFORMED THE HIMLICH ON THE 11-MONTH-OLD AND THE WRAPPER CAME OUT. Return to index of stories...


POSTMAN SAVES BABY-SOTVO


"The mailman did't even say a word. He just grabbed my son and did the heimlich on him and out it came."

THE MAILMAN SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN HIS 24 YEARS WITH THE POSTAL SERVICE THAT ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAS HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 5 OPEN Return to index of stories...


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


BACKPACK BATTLE

A YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER SAYS A MAJOR RETAILER STOLE HER IDEA.

AS BARNES AND NOBLE MAKES MILLIONS --

THIS WOMAN ISN'T MAKING A DIME.

HER FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A FIT LAWSUIT-VO


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FIT LAWSUIT-TCMON


IT'S A BATTLE OVER A BACKPACK.

A GRADUATE FROM A TOP FASHION SCHOOL SAYS HER SCHOOL AND "BARNES AND NOBLE" ARE PROFITTING FROM HER DESIGN -- AND SHE HASN'T SEEN A DIME.

NOW SHE'S FIGHTING BACK AND A-B-C'S GIO BENITEZ HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


FIT LAWSUIT-PKG


A former GRADUATE STUDENT FROM THE PRESTIGIOUS NEW YORK COLLEGE

- FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLGOGY - IS taking on her alma mater AND the

mega bookstore chain "barnes and noble" - suing them BOTH over *this*

SOT DIANA 18;58;39;26

i feel a little bit betrayed

33-YEAR-OLD DIANA RUBIO SAYS SHE DESIGNED "THE EVERYTHING BACKPACK" IN 2010

AS PART OF A class ASSIGNMENT SHE CLAIMS F-I-T THEN ENTERED THE BAGS INTO A

"BACK TO CAMPUS" CONTEST WITH BARNES AND NOBLEwho named RUBIO and her design

/ THE contest WINNER

SOT DIANA 19;02;30;40

i did receive the formal paperwork if someone is going to produce your bag /

/ a sign away your rights waiver and i did not sign it and they produced it

anyway

the bookstore, which sells the bag for $39.95, credits rubio as the designer

on its website - the tag inside the bag even displays her name - but diana

is suing for copyright infringement and monetary damages, court documents

alleging she "/ HAS RECEIVED NO PAYMENT.NOR HAS SHE AUTHORIZED THE

MANUFACTURE, MARKETING, AND SALE OF SUCHBACKPACKS."

SOT DIANA

19;02;01;48 it is a very confusing feeling knowing that my backpack

is my design and i see people wearing it on the streets all the time and i

have not received any monetary value for it it at all and it continues to

sell for this day!

BARNES AND NOBLE telling ABC news overnight "we pay royalty fees to FIT for

student designs" continuing "This matter is between FIT and Ms Rubio"

/ F-I-T REPLYING "Although we have not been formally served with the

lawsuit, we are aware of it, and we have begun our fact finding to learn the

circumstances and, if appropriate, do right by Ms. Rubio." Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


COMING UP BRAND NEW AT SIX TONIGHT ON ABC7 --

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CALL 9-1-1.

IS ABOUT TO CHANGE!

HEAR WHAT NAPLES PLANS TO DO DIFFERENTLY --

AND WHY THEY THINK IT COULD BE A MATTER OF LIFE-AND-DEATH.

PLUS --

THE BLACK EYES DID NOT SWAY THE JURY THIS AFTERNOON.

WHY THEY JUST FOUND TWO DESOTO COUNTY JAILERS *NOT GUILTY* OF ABUSING THIS INMATE --

AND TRYING TO COVER IT UP!

AND --

IS A STUDENT SAYING "BLESS YOU" WORTHY OF GETTING SUSPENDED AT SCHOOL?

HOW ONE TEACHER IS JUSTIFYING THAT LOGIC --

NEXT AT SIX ON ABC7! Return to index of stories...


TZ61) NAPLES 911-VOTOPS


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TZ6 2) DESOTO CORRECTIONS-VOTOPS


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TZ6 3) BLESS YOU GIRL-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


NOW AT SIX --

PARTNERSHIP *OVER!*

WHY THE NAPLES AIRPORT MAY BE SEVERING ITS TIES WITH THE NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT.

AND THEY'RE NOT PARTING ON GOOD TERMS.

PLUS --

"there is nothing available"

PALM TREES HAVE BEEN A STAPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- BUT WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE?

THE ANSWER TO THIS LINGERING MYSTERY -- COMING UP.

AND IS SHE A TEACHER.OR THE WORD POLICE?!?

WHY THIS TEACHER HAD A STUDENT SUSPENDED. FOR SAYING "BLESS YOU" IN CLASS.

YOUR NEWS AT SIX STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


HL1) NAPLES AIRPORT-VOTOPS


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HL2) SHORTAGE OF PALM TREES-SOTVOTOPS


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HL3) BLESS YOU GIRL-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN 7 FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


ANOTHER VERY HOT AFTERNOON

It already a hot day across Southwest Florida, and more heat is in store this afternoon. Highs today will be again push into the mid 90s in many locations this afternoon, with heat indices above 100.

A few isolated downpours or storms could certainly develop in the afternoon or evening, but the majority of the area should remain unseasonably dry for mid August. This same, relatively dry pattern will continue for the next few days.

The hot weather sticks around through the end of the week, with highs holding in the mid 90s for the rest of the work week and just a slight chance of a PM shower.

Better rain and storm chances will move in late in the weekend and likely staying into the start of next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave over the Atlantic is showing some signs of possible organization. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the feature with a 30 percent chance of developing in the next two days and a 50 percent chance for development in the next 5 days.

Environmental conditions remain a bit unfavorable for considerable development but the wave will be closely monitored as it approaches the Caribbean. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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NAPLES AIRPORT ISSUE-VOTOPS TCMON


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT AT 6 -- FRICTION AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT --

IT COULD LEAD TO THE END OF A RLEATIONSHIP WITH THE NAPLES AIRPORT.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

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

THE NAPLES AIRPORT COULD BE SAYING -- WE'RE DONE -- TO THE CITY OF NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT.

IT HAS TO DO WITH THE RESPONSE TO A MASSIVE HOUSE FIRE LAST WEEK A MILE FROM THE AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES AIRPORT ISSUE-VOTOPS WIPE


AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAD TWO FIRETRUCKS AND CITY OF NAPLES FIREFIGHTERS READY TO GO.

BUT THEY WERE NEVER DISPATCHED -- EVEN THOUGH AIRPORT DIRECTOR TED SOLIDAY TOLD THEM TO RESPOND.

ACCORDING TO FIRE CHIEF STEPHEN MCINERNY THE FIRE WAS IN A DIFFERENT DISTRICT --AND THERE WERE OTHER FIREFIGHTERS ON SCENE ALREADY.

PLUS -- HE SAYS THE AIRPORT'S TRUCKS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO FIGHT HOUSE FIRES.

A DETAIL AIRPORT OFFICIALS DON'T AGREE WITH. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES AIRPORT ISSUE-SOTVO


TED SOLIDAY, NAPLES AIRPORT DIRECTOR

5:33-:39

I can't even imagine watching one of our neighbors houses burn down

and our trucks be right there close and not respond.

AIRPORT DIRECTOR TED SOLIDAY SAYS HE WANTS THE AIRPORT TO END THEIR MORE THAN 600-THOUSAND DOLLAR CONTRACT WITH THE NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT.

HE WANTS TO CONTRACT WITH A PRIVATE COMPANY -- OR ANOTHER DISTRICT. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO CORRECTIONS TRIAL-VO


JUST HOURS AGO --

A FEDERAL JURY FOUND TWO FORMER DESOTO COUNTY JAIL DEPUTIES NOT GUILTY.

DEPUTY STEVEN RIZZA WAS ACCUSED OF SLAMMING INMATE JODY HOLLAND'S HEAD INTO A WALL, CHOKING HIM AND PUNCHING HIM.

BUT HIS DEFENSE ARGUED HOLLAND FIRST LUNGED AT RIZZA, PROVOKING THE ATTACK.

PLUS THEY SAY *HOLLAND* CAUSED SOME OF HIS BRUISES --

JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK WORSE.

ANOTHER DEPUTY, JONATHAN MAUSE, WAS ACCUSED OF COVERING UP THE BEATING.

HIS ATTORNEY ARGUED MAUSE SIMPLY ADDED INFORMATION TO THE DOCUMENTS AND HAD NO BAD INTENTIONS.

ULTIMATELY, A JURY AGREED WITH BOTH OF THEM.

BUT THE FORMER DEPUTIES WON'T GET THEIR JOBS BACK.

THE COUNTY SAYS THEY STILL VIOLATED POLICY. Return to index of stories...


TEEN MURDER CHARGES-VO


ALSO IN THE LAST TWO HOURS --

A-B-C 7 LEARNED A 13-YEAR-OLD CAPE CORAL BOY --

WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES AS AN ADULT!

CAPE CORAL POLICE ARRESTED YOEL MUNOZ EARLIER THIS MONTH.

THEY SAY HE KILLED THOMAS BERGSTROM AT A HOMELESS CAMP.

MUNOZ IS JUST 13.

BUT A GRAND JURY MET TODAY AND DECIDED HE WOULD STILL FACE A FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE *AS AN ADULT*.

A FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE MAKES YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE DEATH PENALTY.

BUT --

MUNOZ WOULD BE TOO YOUNG FOR THE DEATH PENALTY, BY LAW. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES 911 SYSTEM-VOWIPE


A NEW DISPATCH SYSTEM IN COLLIER COUNTY COULD MEAN QUICKER RESPONSE TIMES WHEN PEOPLE DIAL 9-1-1.

AFTER MORE THAN THREE HOURS OF DISCUSSION, THE CITY OF NAPLES VOTED TO USE THE COUNTY'S PROPOSED COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEM - BUT STAY INDEPENDENT WHEN DISPATCHING FIRE AND E-M-S.

THEY WANTED TO WORK OUT DETAILS LIKE MAKING SURE THEY DON'T GET BILLED IF OTHER STATIONS ARE RESPONDING TOO OFTEN WITHIN THE CITY.

THE I-T EXPERT AT THE SHERIFFS OFFICE EXPLAINS HOW IT COULD ALL EVENTUALLY WORK. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES 911 SYSTEM-SOTVO


SOT

Bob Finney

Communications Technical Manager at CCSO

013342 Right now we base everything on the station that unit is assigned to but if we see, say a medic unit is returning to Immokalee from the hospital and he happens to be driving two blocks away from a vehicle crash we can send that medic unit

FOR NOW - THE NEW SOFTWARE ALONE COULD STILL SHAVE SECONDS OFF RESPONSE TIME.

INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR CALLS IN A RADIO 'Q' -- FIRST RESPONDERS WILL GET THEM AS SOON AS THEY REACH THE DISPATCH CENTER. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT PSYCHOLOGIST ARRESTED-SS


TONIGHT -- A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST IS UNDER ARREST -- ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A GIRL WHO PREVIOUSLY LIVED IN A THERAPEUTIC FOSTER HOME THAT HE RAN.

HARVEY DOREY IS NOW FACING CHARGES.

HE'S A PSCYHOLOGIST AT NORTH PORT HIGH SCHOOL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE AND THE GIRL TRAVELED TO GEORGIA AND CANADA WHERE HE PERFORMED SEX ACTS ON HER.

WHEN HE DIDN'T ANSWER HIS WIFE'S PHONE CALLS SHE CALLED POLICE. Return to index of stories...


RV FIRE ON CAUSEWAY-OTS SS


THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY IS BACK OPEN RIGHT NOW --

BUT IT WAS CLOSED THIS AFTERNOON AFTER A FIRE DESTORYED AN R-V.

TAKE A LOOK!

THE R-V CAUGHT FIRE ON THE CAUSEWAY.

YOU CAN SEE THE CHARRED REMAINS.

WE'RE STILL FINDING OUT IF SOMEONE WAS IN THE R-V AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE.

BUT DEPUTIES SAY THEY'RE THANKFUL NO ONE GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


JOURNALIST EXECUTED-OC


TONIGHT -- ISLAMIC MILITANTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE THREATENING TO KILL AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST FROM SOUTH FLORIDA.

A-B-C 7 ANCHOR COURTNEY ROBINSON IS HERE TO EXPLAIN WHAT THE U-S IS DOING TONIGHT.

COURTNEY. Return to index of stories...


JOURNALIST EXECUTED-BNC


THE NEW THREAT AGAINST JOURNALIST STEVEN SOTLOFF COMES AFTER A VIDEO YESTERDAY - SHOWING AN ISIS EXECUTIONER BEHEADING ANOTHER JOURNALIST.

THE PRESIDENT IS FACED WITH A DIFFICULT DECISION -- HOW TO SAVE THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN.

IN FACT, AS HE SPOKE TODAY -- HE NEVER MENTIONED SOTLOFF. Return to index of stories...


JOURNALIST EXECUTED-PKG


A SOMBER PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID JAMES FOLEY'S LIFE STANDS IN STARK CONTRAST TO HIS KILLERS.

Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shook the conscience of

the entire world

ISIS SAID IT MURDERED THE 40-YEAR OLD AMERICAN PHOTOJOURNALIST TO AVENGE THE US AIR STRIKES IN IRAQ.

THE VIDEO RELEASED BY THE MILITANT GROUP SHOWING FOLEY'S MURDER IS GRAPHIC AND CHILLING.

THERE'S FOLEY IN AN ORANGE JUMPSUIT, KNEELING DOWN -- HIS ISIS EXECUTIONER STANDING NEXT TO HIM.

I WISH I COULD HAVE THE HOPE OF FREEDOM AND SEEING MY FAMILY ONCE AGAIN, HE SAID.

BUT THAT SHIP HAS SAILED.

OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY -- FOLEY'S PARENTS SHOWED INCREDIBLE GRACE AND STRENGTH.

We just pray that Jim's death can bring our country together in a stronger

way and the values that Jim held dear.

THE VOICE IN THAT ISIS VIDEO HAS SPARKED MAJOR CONCERNS IN THE U-S AND THE U-K.

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON - WHO CUT SHORT HIS VACATION TODAY - SAID IT LOOKS INCREASINGLY LIKELY THAT THE ISIS EXECUTIONER IS A BRITISH CITIZEN - A FACT HE CALLED DEEPLY SHOCKING.

what we must do is to redouble all our efforts is to stop people going, to

take away the passports of people contemplating travel, to arrest and

prosecute those that take part in extremism and violence.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID A GROUP LIKE ISIS HAS NO PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

From governments and peoples across the Middle East, there has to be a

common effort to extract this cancer so that it does not spread. Return to index of stories...


JOURNALIST EXECUTED-BNC TAG SS BNC


PRESIDENT OBAMA SAY THE U-S WILL KEEP THE STRIKES GOING AS LONG AS AMERICANS ARE THREATENED.

STEVEN SOTLOFF IS FROM MIAMI.

ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO - HE WAS KIDNAPPED IN SYRIA NEAR TURKEY'S BORDER.

HE'S A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA.

THE SCHOOL ISSUED THIS STATEMENT SAYING THIS IS UNSPEAKABLY TERRIBLE AND THEY HOPE FOR HIS SAFE RETURN.

THE COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS ESTIMATES ROUGHLY 20 JOURNALISTS ARE MISSING IN SYRIA AND ARE BEING HELD BY MILITANTS. Return to index of stories...


WEED WACKER PUNISHED-OC SS


BRAND NEW AT 6 --

A CENTRAL FLORIDA FATHER FACES ACCUSATIONS HE USED A WEED WACKER TO PUNISH HIS SON.

INVESTIGATORS IN VOLUSIA COUNTY SAY MONTRELL BRUNDIDGE CUT HIS SIX-YEAR-OLD'S ANKLES --

BECAUSE HE WASN'T LISTENING.

DEPUTIES SAY BRUNDIDGE EVETUALLY ADMITTED --

HE SHOULDN'T HAVE USED THE LAWN EQUIPMENT FOR DISCIPLINE.

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


SHORTAGE OF PALM TREES-VOWIPE


ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TREES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

IS FADING AWAY.

THERE'S A SHORTAGE --

OF THE ROYAL PALM.

A-B-C 7 DID SOME DIGGING TODAY.

WE DISCOVERED THAT WHEN DEVELOPERS STOPPED BUILDING HOUSES SEVEN YEARS AGO --

GROWERS STOPPED PLANTING PALM TREES.

BUILDING HAS SINCE PICKED UP --

BUT PLANTING HASN'T.

SO THERE ARE VIRTUALLY NO TREES LEFT TO BUY. Return to index of stories...


SHORTAGE OF PALM TREES-SOTVO


" it's almost been a 180 from what we experienced 7 years ago.

MATT MCGRAW OWNS 620 ACRES IN BOKELIA.

HE SAYS IT'S NEVER BEEN THIS BAD.

IT TAKES A TREE THREE-TO-SEVEN YEARS BEFORE IT'S READY TO BE SOLD.

SO MCGRAW SAYS PEOPLE WHO WANT THE ROYAL PALM --

HAVE TO WAIT OR CHANGE THEIR PLANS. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP


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GUN RIGHTS DANE EAGLE-VOWIPE


LESS THAN A WEEK BEFORE THE PRIMARY ELECTION AND ONE GUN RIGHTS GROUP IS GOING AFTER A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STATE REPRESENTATIVE.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GUN RIGHTS HAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE IN THEIR SITES.

THE GROUP IS MAILING FLYERS CLAIMING EAGLE WANTS TO TAKE AWAY VETERANS RIGHTS TO CARRY GUNS.

THEY SITE EAGLE'S SUPPORT FOR A GUN BILL THAT PREVENTED SALES TO THE MENTALLY DISABLED. Return to index of stories...


GUN RIGHTS DANE EAGLE-SOTVO


03:06:51 It's not surprising to see this attack come out from a fringe group. It's completely baseless and there is no merit to it. 03:06:57

EAGLE DID GET THE SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION.

HIS PRIMARY OPPONENT JIM ROACH CALLS THE ATTACK AN EXAMPLE OF LOBBYISTS FIGHTING OVER A CANDIDATES SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


BEAR SIGHTING FOLLOW-VOWIPE


TONIGHT -- MORE BEAR SIGHTINGS IN LEE COUNTY.

IT'S BEEN AWHILE BUT CALLS OF SIGHTINGS ARE LIGHTING UP THE PHONES AT F-W-C.

WE SHOWED YOU THESE PICTURES LAST NIGHT OF A BEAR WANDERING AROUND THE BELLA TERRA NEIGHBORHOOD IN ESTERO.

F-W-C OFFICERS SAY THEY'VE RECEIVED DOZENS OF REPORTS OF BEARS IN THE AREA - INCLUDING IN THE STONEYBROOK -- WILDCAT RUN AND BELLA TERRA COMMUNITIES.

RIAN SAYLOR LIVES IN BELLA TERRA.

HE SAYS HE WAS WATCHING T-V WITH HIS WIFE LAST WEEKEND - WHEN A BEAR CAME BARRELING THROUGH HIS LANAI SCREEN. Return to index of stories...


BEAR SIGHTING FOLLOW-SOTVO


Rian Saylor

Bella Terra Resident

17:41-17:49

We didn't know what happened. We quick looked up and sure enough there was a bears head sticking through our lanai.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER IS THE BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR BEAR SIGHTINGS.

THEY STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING FOOD AND TRASH OFF PORCHES AND LANAIS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA WANTS HIGH SCHOOL-VOWIPE


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CONSIDERING BUILDING A NEW HIGH SCHOOL.

AND TODAY WE FOUND --

THEY'RE EYEING BONITA SPRINGS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME -- THE BONITA SPRINGS COUNCIL BROUGHT UP THE IDEA.

AT FIRST -- THEY SEEMED THRILLED.

BUT -- SOME MEMBERS ALSO VOICED CONCERNS.

A-B-C 7 FOUND OUT --

THE DISTRICT IS MORE THAN 400 MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

AND THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WONDER --

WHO'S PAYING FOR THIS SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


BONITA WANTS HIGH SCHOOL-SOTVO


Bill lonkart/district 6

37:02-37:05

You don't build something of you don't have the money.

/

Mayor Ben Nelson/BS

28:51-29:01

For us to have a high school here and possibly have one that's a stem school a science technology school or something like that would be just unbelievable

THE ESTIMATED PRICE TAG ON A NEW HIGH SCHOOL --

52 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


THE LOOP-VOWIPE


TODAY --

PUNTA GORDA CITY LEADERS SIGNED OFF ON DEVELOPING A NEW PROPERTY KNOWN AS "THE LOOP."

TERRA CAP PARTNERS BOUGHT THIS LAND OFF JONES LOOPS ROAD.

THEY PLAN ON BUILDING A MIXED-USE WALKING TOWN CENTER IN THAT AREA.

RESIDENTS SAY THE NEW ADDITION SHOULD BE GOOD FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


THE LOOP-SOTVO


"It's a perfect location for the development of the city of Punta Gorda as a whole, it's the closest to where I75 and US41 meet, we've been looking for similar locations."

THE CITY SENT THIS OFF FOR A REVIEW PROCESS.

THAT TAKES A MONTH.

STATE AGENCIES WILL MAY RECOMMEND DEVELOPMENT CHANGES.

SOME OF THE EARLY CONCERNS --

INVOLVE PRESERVATION OF WETLANDS --

AND ANY TRAFFIC ISSUES. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


IT'S A TEACHER'S JOB TO STOP DISTRACTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM --

BUT DOES THIS COUNT?!?

A MUST-SEE STORY TONIGHT.

WHY A STUDENT GOT SUSPENDED. FOR SAYING THE WORDS "BLESS YOU."

PLUS --

THE NUMBER OF TEENS GETTING PREGNANT HAS DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY.

BUT WE'LL EXPLAIN WHY FLORIDA SHOULDN'T START CELEBRATING JUST YET.

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


TZ1A BLESS YOU GIRL-VOTOPS


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TZ1B TEEN BIRTHS DROP-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


ANOTHER VERY HOT AFTERNOON

It already a hot day across Southwest Florida, and more heat is in store this afternoon. Highs today will be again push into the mid 90s in many locations this afternoon, with heat indices above 100.

A few isolated downpours or storms could certainly develop in the afternoon or evening, but the majority of the area should remain unseasonably dry for mid August. This same, relatively dry pattern will continue for the next few days.

The hot weather sticks around through the end of the week, with highs holding in the mid 90s for the rest of the work week and just a slight chance of a PM shower.

Better rain and storm chances will move in late in the weekend and likely staying into the start of next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave over the Atlantic is showing some signs of possible organization. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the feature with a 30 percent chance of developing in the next two days and a 50 percent chance for development in the next 5 days.

Environmental conditions remain a bit unfavorable for considerable development but the wave will be closely monitored as it approaches the Caribbean. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

WEATHER-PWC


Return to index of stories...

WEATHER-WXWALL


ANOTHER VERY HOT AFTERNOON

It already a hot day across Southwest Florida, and more heat is in store this afternoon. Highs today will be again push into the mid 90s in many locations this afternoon, with heat indices above 100.

A few isolated downpours or storms could certainly develop in the afternoon or evening, but the majority of the area should remain unseasonably dry for mid August. This same, relatively dry pattern will continue for the next few days.

The hot weather sticks around through the end of the week, with highs holding in the mid 90s for the rest of the work week and just a slight chance of a PM shower.

Better rain and storm chances will move in late in the weekend and likely staying into the start of next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave over the Atlantic is showing some signs of possible organization. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the feature with a 30 percent chance of developing in the next two days and a 50 percent chance for development in the next 5 days.

Environmental conditions remain a bit unfavorable for considerable development but the wave will be closely monitored as it approaches the Caribbean. Return to index of stories...


BLESS YOU GIRL-OC


LISTEN TO THIS STORY!

A YOUNG GIRL IN TENNESSEE SAYS SHE WAS SUSPENDED -- AFTER BREAKING A CLASS RULE.

THE RULE, YOU CAN'T SAY "BLESS YOU" IF A CLASSMATE SNEEZES.

THE TEACHER SAYS "BLESS YOU" IS FOR CHURCH --

AND NOT SCHOOL.

MICHAEL CLARK PICKS UP THE STORY FROM THERE. Return to index of stories...


BLESS YOU GIRL-PKG


TURNER FEELS HER TEACHER WAS TAKING ISSUE FOR HER RELIGION. WHEN SHE STOOD UP FOR HERSELF, TURNER SAYS SHE WAS TOLD TO GO TO THE ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE. AND LATER PLACED IN IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION FOR THE REST OF THAT CLASS PERIOD.

HER PASTOR TELLS ME STUDENTS HAD JUST TALKED ABOUT HOW TO STAND UP FOR THEIR FAITH LAST WEEK.

"There were several students that were talking about this particular faculty member there that was very demeaning to them in regards to their faith."

A STUDENT SENT ME THIS PICTURE, IT SHOWS A LIST OF WORDS THE STUDENT CLAIMS THE TEACHER DOES NOT ALLOW IN THE CLASSROOM. YOU CAN SEE "BLESS YOU" IS ON THE LIST.

TURNER'S PARENTS SAY THE SCHOOL LEADERS CLAIM THE OUTBURST WAS A CLASSROOM DISTRACTION - THAT TURNER SHOUTED "BLESS YOU" ACROSS THE ROOM.

:17 -:24

Rev. Becky Winegardner

Turner's Youth Pastor Return to index of stories...


TEEN BIRTHS DROP-VO


M-T-V'S SHOW "TEEN MOM" MAY BE WORKING.

THE NATIONAL VITAL STATISTICS REPORT JUST CAME OUT.

AND IT SHOWS TEENAGE PRENGANCY RATES CONTINUE TO PLUMMET.

IN FACT, THEY'VE BEEN SLASHED *IN HALF* SINCE 1991.

THE 2013 RATE ALSO FELL ALMOST 10 PERCENT --

COMPARED TO 2012.

THAT'S THE SECOND-HIGHEST ONE-YEAR DECREASE SINCE 1945.

HERE'S THE BAD NEWS.

THE SOUTH CONTINUES TO HAVE THE HIGHEST TEEN PREGNANCY RATE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


FORMER RAYS STAR-- DAVID PRICE --- BACK IN TOWN TO FACE HIS OLD MATES-- BUT SAYS--- IT WILL NOT BE FUN--

PLUS--- THE COUNTDOWN IS ON--- SEMINOLES OPEN THE SEASON AUGUST 30TH-- LOOKING FOR BACK TO BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS--- HEAR FROM THE NOLES Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE-POPMON


LAST MAY--- SEVEN PLAYERS FROM THE FLORIDA STATE FOOTBALL TEAM WERE DRAFTED INTO THE NFL--- ANOTHER 6 SIGNED AS FREE AGENTS-- THAT'S 13 PLAYERS GONE FROM A TEAM THAT WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS--- APPARENTLY THAT DOESN'T MATTER-- FLORIDA STATE RANKED NUMBER ONE HEADING INTO THE SEASON--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE-VOTOPS


THE SEMINOLES HAVE 3 MORE PRACTICES BEFORE -- PRESEASON CAMP OFFICIALLY COMES TO AN END

THEN THE FOCUS WILL SHIFT TO THEIR SEASON OPENER WITH OKLAHOMA STATE--- AUGUST 30TH

HEAD COACH JIMBO FISHER FEELS HIS GUYS WILL BE READY-- AND LIKES WHAT HE'S SEEN FROM HIS TEAM THIS SUMMER Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STATE-SOTOPS


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HS FOOTBALL POLL-CGTOPS


THE FIRST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL HAS BEEN RELEASED--- AND WE'VE GOT SEVERAL LOCAL TEAMS RANKED HEADING INTO THE SEASON---

PORT CHARLOTTE IS LOOKING TO FOLLOW UP ITS BEST SEASON IN SCHOOL HISTORY WITH ANOTHER RUN TO THE PLAYOFFS---

NAPLES AND SOUTH FORT MYERS-- ALWAYS RANKED IN 6A---

AND YOU SEE ISLAND COAST AND FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY ---

--- PRESEASON FOOTBALL GAMES ARE THIS FRIDAY-- AND THEN THE REGULAR SEASON BEGINS THE 29TH Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS-VOTOPS


SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD-- SAMMY WATKINS-- MAY NOT PLAY THIS SATURDAY WHEN THE BILLS FACE TAMPA BAY---

SAMMY BRUISED HIS RIBS ON SATURDAY-- DURING BUFFALO'S LOSS TO THE STEELERS---

WATKINS DID PRACTICE ON TUESDAY--- AND SAYS--- HE'LL BE JUST FINE---

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SAMMY WATKINS-SOTTOPS


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BROWNS QB-VOTOPS


JOHNNY FOOTBALL -- WILL BE JOHNNY BACKUP TO START THE SEASON IN CLEVELAND---

TODAY THE BROWNS NAMED BRIAN HOYER AS THE OPENING DAY STARTER----- NOT JOHNNY MANZIEL ---

NEITHER GUY HAS BEEN LIGHTING IT UP THIS PRESEASON--- BUT MANZIEL'S NUMBER HAVE BEEN BETTER--- HOWEVER HOYER--- HAS THE EXPERIENC--- WITH 3 STARTS IN HIS CAREER Return to index of stories...


DAVID PRICE-POPMON


ABSOLUTE SADNESS-- THAT IS HOW DAVID PRICE DESCRIBED BEING TRADED TO DETROIT EARLIER THIS MONTH-- NOTHING AGAINST MO-TOWN-- BUT PRICE SAYS HE LOVED HIS TEAMMATES AND LEAVING THEM--- WAS HARD TOO PUT INTO WORDS-- IT'S NOT ONLY A TOUGH PILL TO SWALLOW FOR PRICE -- BUT THE RAYS AS WELL-- WHO HAVE CLIMBED RIGHT BACK IN THE WILDCARD RACE Return to index of stories...


DAVID PRICE-VOTOPS


ON THURSDAY-- PRICE WILL BE BACK ON THE MOUND AT TROPICANA FIELD--- THIS TIME IN A TIGERS UNIFORM---

--- FOR BOTH THE TIGERS AND RAYS-- EACH GAME FROM HERE ON OUT IS BIG----

-- DETROIT LEADS THE WILD CARD RACE-- TAMPA IS 7 GAMES BACK---

--- FOR PRICE-- HE OF COURSE WANTS TO BEAT HIS OLD MATES-- BUT HE WON'T ENJOY DOING IT---- Return to index of stories...


DAVID PRICE-SOTOPS


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MARLINS RANGERS-VOTOPS


DAY GAME FROM MIAMI--- TEXAS RANGERS DROPPING BY---

ALEX RIOS UP IN THE 2ND--- AND HE IS HITTING ONE TO NO-MANS LAND---- HE TURNS THIS INTO A 2-RUN DOUBLE -- RANGERS UP 5-0---

MARLINS MADE A SERIOUS COMEBACK BUT FALL SHORT--- 5-4 IS THE FINAL Return to index of stories...


MO'NE DAVIS-VOTOPS


FROM THE BIG LEAGUES TO THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES---

PITCHING SENSATION --- DAVIS AND HER TEAM FROM PENNSYLVANIA WILL TRY TO AVOID ELIMINATION TONIGHT WHEN THEY FACE NEVADA---

DAVID WILL BE ON THE MOUND--- TONIGHT-- GAME TIME 730 Return to index of stories...


FEDEX CUP-VOTOPS


THE FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS BEGIN THIS WEEK-- FROM THE SHADOWS OF NEW YORK CITY----

THE BARCLAYS- IS THE START OF THE RUN TOWARDS-- THE CUP TITLE AND A 10 MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE---

125 GOLFERS START THAT QUEST--- BUT THE FIELD WILL BE CUT DOWN TO 100 AFTER THIS WEEKEND Return to index of stories...


FEDEX CUP-SOTTOPS


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


THE SEATTLE MARINERS HAVING A LITTLE FUN WITH THE PHILLY FANATIC ---

STOLE THE KEYS TO HIS 4 RUNNER---- Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 7:00-BNC


I'M ABC7 ANCHOR COURTNEY ROBINSON -

ALL NEW AT SEVEN ON ABC7 --

AN EXECUTION A WORLD AWAY --

HITS CLOSE TO HOME TONIGHT.

AT 7.

HEAR FROM GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT.

WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT A SOUTH FLORIDA MAN -- BEING HELD CAPTIVE BY TERRORISTS.

HIS LIFE IS ON THE LINE.

PLUS -- ONE OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE FLAVORS MAKING AN EARLY DEBUT.

WHEN STARBUCKS WILL START SERVING UP THAT SWEET TASTE OF FALL.

THAT'S ALL NEW ON ABC7 NEWS AT SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) PUMPKIN SPICE-VOTOPS


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


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