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DIRECTORS PAGE 6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL1) HOSPITAL PATIENT INFORMATION-VO IN TC MON
6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS HL2) HEARSE FLIPS OVER-VO IN TC MON
HL1) JOURNALIST EXECUTED-VO-WIPE HL3) THE CHAIR YOU CAN WEAR-VO IN TC MON
HL2) MUNOZ UPDATE-VO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
HL3) CAPE BACON-SOTVO-WIPE 530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT
530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL HOSPITAL PATIENT INFORMATION-VOTOPS
GOOD MORNING-CLIP VOTOPS-2SHOT PUSH HOSPITAL PATIENT INFORMATION-SOTVO
JOURNALIST EXECUTED-SOTVO PALM TREE SHORTAGE-TC MON-VO
JOURNALIST EXECUTED-SOTVO-OC PALM TREE SHORTAGE-SOTVO
NEW EBOLA PT INFO-CLIP-VOTOPS NORTH PORT PSYCHOLOGIST ARRESTED-SS
MUNOZ UPDATE -BNC VO GOLF CART THEFTS-ONCAM
DESOTO DEPUTIES NOT GUILTY-VO WEED WACKER PUNISHED-SS
WHISKEY CREEK BURGLAR ARRESTED-SS-VO CONGRESSIONAL MAPS-OTS
THE FUTURE OF ESTERO-CG BONITA WANTS A HIGH SCHOOL-VO
RED TIDE UPDATE-SS-VO THE LOOP-VO
FSW STARTS TODAY-VO CHIEF BAKER ICE CHALLENGE-OC, SOTVO
NAPLES NEW DISPATCH-VO 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
FIRE RESPONSE CONTROVERSY-VO 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
SANIBEL CAUSEWAY FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
DANE EAGLE GUN GROUP-POP-VO-POP TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
BEAN BAGGING A BEAR-TRX-VOTOPS PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO SENIOR EXPO-CG
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO CELEBRITY CHEF NIGHT-CG
STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TOSS TO LUCAS-CLIP 2SHOT-SS (2)EaniBx
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-LIVE
TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-VO
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-SOT
CAPE BACON FESTIVAL-NATSVO MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-LIVE
CAPE BACON FESTIVAL-SOTVO WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS
BONITA ART FESTIVAL-TRX-VOTOPS STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR
FERGUSON UNREST-VO HEARSE FLIPS OVER-TC MON DISSOLVE VO
WILD WEATHER-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-TC MON HEARSE FLIPS OVER-SOTVO
WILD WEATHER-SOTVO MODELING SCAM-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO BRITTANY 6:15-CLIP 2SHOT POP MODELING SCAM-SOTVO
ESTERO DEVELOPMENT-LIVE TEEN BIRTHS DROP-VO
ESTERO DEVELOPMENT-CG THE CHAIR YOU CAN WEAR-VO
ESTERO DEVELOPMENT-LIVE PUMPKIN SPICE COMING EARLY-VO
WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS BLESS YOU SUSPENSION-VO
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL 530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
HIGH SPEED CAR CHASE-E-AniBox-FLY 630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO
HIGH SPEED CAR CHASE-SOTVO TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG
WINTERHAVEN CAT DEATH-TRX-SSTOPS(3) STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS
DINOSAUR TRACKS-VO STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL
FL SAGGY PANTS CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS
FL SAGGY PANTS CONTROVERSY-SOTVO TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS
GOLIATH GROUPER-VO PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT
5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP
6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP
SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG TS 1) EBOLA PATIENTS OUT-VOTOPS-WIPE
AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG TS 2) MUNOZ UPDATE-SSTOPS-VO-WIPE
STORMWARN GENERIC FORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS TS 3) HOSPITAL PATIENT INFROMATION-VOTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL TS 4) THE FUTURE OF ESTERO-CGTOPS-WIPE
STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS TS 5) NAPLES NEW DISPATCH-VOTOPS-WIPE
PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT TS 6) FSW STARTS TODAY-VOTOPS-WIPE
TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS GRANDMA CELEBRATES 100TH-VO
MAKE UP CARTOON CHARACTERS-VOTOPS GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-3SH-WEB ANI
BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP END TIME
5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS  


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) JOURNALIST EXECUTED-VO-WIPE


A JOURNALIST MISSING FOR TWO YEARS-

BEHEADED BY ISLAMIC MILITANTS.

THE NEW DETAILS SURFACING ABOUT THE DEATH OF JAMES FOLEY.

--WHAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RESPONSE IS-

TO KEEP ANOTHER FLORIDA JOURNALIST ALIVE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) MUNOZ UPDATE-VO-WIPE


INVESTIGATORS SAY A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY BRUTALLY MURDERED A HOMELSS MAN-

WHY THIS MORNING-

THAT LEE COUNTY BOY IS BEING CHARGED AS AN ADULT. Return to index of stories...


HL3) CAPE BACON-SOTVO-WIPE


bacon sizzling

BACON PRICES ARE UP THIS MORNING-

BUT WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU HOW TO GET THE SIZZLING TREAT-

WITHOUT BURNING YOUR WALLET.

BACON FEST IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP VOTOPS-2SHOT PUSH


IT'S OUR BIG STORY AS YOU WAKE UP WITH US THIS MORNING ON ABC-7-

BRAND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE EXECUTION OF A U-S PHOTOJOURNALIST.

--AND THE PLEA TO KEEP ANOTHER FLORIDA JOURNALIST ALIVE.

GOOD MORNING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US-

I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

AND I'M ROB EVANS.

THIS MORNING JAMES FOLEY'S BOSSES AT THE GLOBAL POST SAY THEY TRIED TO NEGOTIATE HIS RELEASE LAST WEEK.

THEY EVEN RECEIVED A EMAIL FROM HIS CAPTORS. Return to index of stories...


JOURNALIST EXECUTED-SOTVO


Philip Balboni - GlobalPost President and CEO

it was just a statement that they were going to execute him.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID.

FOLEY WAS BEHEADED.

AND ISIS RELEASED THE GRUESOME VIDEO.

THIS MORNING-

IT'S THE VOICE OF THE EXECUTIONER THAT'S CAUGHT THE ATTENION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. Return to index of stories...


JOURNALIST EXECUTED-SOTVO-OC


Prime Minister David Cameron

From what we've seen it looks increasingly likely that is a British citizen.

Now this is deeply shocking.

ABOUT FIVE MINUTES INTO THE VIDEO --

YOU SEE A SECOND AMERICAN CAPTIVE.

IT'S STEVEN SOTLOFF -- A FLORIDA NATIVE -- AND UCF GRADUATE.

THIS IS A LOOK OUTSIDE HIS HOME IN MIAMI.

THE MILITANT IN THE VIDEO SAYS SOTLOFF'S FATE DEPENDS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S NEXT DECISION.

THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED ON WEDNESDAY.

HE VOWS NOT TO GIVE UP THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS.

--AS AIRSTRIKES CONTINUED IN THE REGION ON WEDESDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEW EBOLA PT INFO-CLIP-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW --

ONE OF THE AMERICAN EBOLA PATIENTS WILL BE RELEASED FROM AN ATLANTA HOSPITAL TODAY.

DR. KENT BRANTLY IS BEING TREATED AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

HE CONTRACTED THE DEADLY VIRUS WHILE WORKING IN A LIBIBERIAN EBOLA WARD.

HE AND ANOTHER AMERICAN PATIENT WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE U-S EARLIER THIS MONTH.

BRANTLY IS THE FIRST-EVER EBOLA PATIENT TO BE TREATED IN THE U.S. --

AND THE FIRST HUMAN TO RECEIVE THE EXPERIMENTAL DRUG KNOWN AS Z-MAPP.

THE OTHER PATIENT -- NANCY WRITEBOL -- ALSO SURVIVED AFTER GETTING THE SERUM AND IS STILL RECOVERING AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

An American doctor who contracted Ebola will be released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, ABC News has learned.

Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, contracted the deadly virus while working in a Liberian Ebola ward with the aid agency Samaritan's Purse. He was evacuated to the U.S. earlier this month along with coworker Nancy Writebol.

Brantly is the first-ever Ebola patient to be treated in the U.S. and the first human to receive the experimental serum known as ZMapp.

According to reports, Brantly's condition deteriorated so quickly that doctors in Africa decided to give him the drug in a last-ditch effort to save him. Return to index of stories...


MUNOZ UPDATE -BNC VO


BACK HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO A FIRST APPEARANCE--

OF A 13-YEAR-OLD CAPE CORAL BOY WHO WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES AS AN ADULT!

CAPE COPS SAY *YOEL MUNOZ* KILLED THOMAS BERGSTROM EARLIER THIS MONTH AT A HOMELESS CAMP.

MUNOZ IS JUST 13.

BUT A GRAND JURY MET ON WEDNESDAY.

THEY DECIDED HE WOULD STILL FACE A FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE *AS AN ADULT*.

IF CONVICTED, HE FACES LIFE IN PRISON.

HE'S TOO YOUNG FOR THE DEATH PENALTY. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO DEPUTIES NOT GUILTY-VO


TWO FORMER DESOTO COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE OFF THE HOOK THIS MORNING--

FOR AN INMATE BEATING.

A FEDERAL JURY FOUND STEVEN RIZZA AND JONATHAN MAUSA NOT GUILTY ON WEDNESDAY.

RIZZA WAS ACCUSED OF PUMMELING THIS MAN -- JODY HOLLAND.

MAUSA WAS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

THE JURY DIDN'T FIND ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO HOLD AGAINST THEM.

AT THE TIME --

JODY HOLLAND WAS BEING HELD IN THE DESOTO JAIL FOR VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BURGLAR ARRESTED-SS-VO


WE'RE GETTING A MUCH BETTER LOOK THIS MORNING AT THE MAN DEPUTIES SAY BURLARIZED A HOME OVER THE WEEKEND.

ROBERT CONANT WAS BOOKED INTO THE LEE COUNTY JAIL ON WEDENSDAY.

DEPUTIES SAY HE'S THIS GUY CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO --

BREAKING INTO A HOME IN THE WHISKEY CREEK COMMUNITY.

HE FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES.

DETECTIVES ALSO BELIEVE HE'S A PERSON OF INTEREST IN OTHER RECENT CRIMES. Return to index of stories...


THE FUTURE OF ESTERO-CG


ESTERO PLANNERS ARE LOOKING TO DEVELOP LAND THIS MORNING-

AND THEY WANT YOUR INPUT.

A SPECIAL WORKSHOP THIS EVENING IS DESIGNED TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT CAN HAPPEN ON ROUGHLY ONE THOUSAND ACRES OF VACANT LAND.

IT'S HAPPENING AT 6 TONIGHT AT THE ESTERO FIRE RESCUE HEADQUARTERS BOARD ROOM--

THAT'S ON THREE OAKS PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE UPDATE-SS-VO


NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE RED TIDE BLOOM -- JUST NORTH OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST SATELLITE IMAGE.

THE AREA IN RED IS THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF RED TIDE.

THE BLOOM IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF CONNECTICUT AND IS FLOATING TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BIOLOGISTS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE IN LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY THIS WEEK TO TEST FOR RED TIDE.

INSTEAD, THEY FOCUSED ON THE SOUTHEASTERN END OF THE BLOOM.

BUT AS OF THIS MORNING--

RED TIDE HAS NOT BEEN FOUND IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER. Return to index of stories...


FSW STARTS TODAY-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TODAY-

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE STARTS CLASSES.

--THE FIRST TIME SINCE ITS NAME CHANGE.

THE SCHOOL OFFICALLY CHANGED ITS NAME FROM EDISON STATE COLLEGE OVER THE SUMMER.

THEY MADE THE CHANGE BECAUSE OF A TRADEMARK ISSUE.

A SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY HAD A SIMILAR NAME. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES NEW DISPATCH-VO


ALSO LOOKING AHEAD --

9-1-1 RESPONSE TIMES MAY SOON BE MUCH QUICKER IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NAPLES JUST VOTED TO USE THE COUNTY'S PROPOSED "COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEM."

IT INSTANTLY FINDS WHAT UNIT IS CLOSEST TO THE CALLER AND DISPATCHES THEM.

RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE TO WORK OUT THOSE DETAILS OVER THE RADIO.

THIS IS MUCH FASTER.

BUT -- IN NAPLES -- IT WON'T BE FOR FIRE OR E-M-S.

JUST POLICE. Return to index of stories...


FIRE RESPONSE CONTROVERSY-VO


A LONGTIME PARTNERSHIP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

HAS TAKEN A SOUR TURN.

WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING-

THE NAPLES AIRPORT MIGHT STOP WORKING WITH THE NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT.

IT HAS TO DO WITH A MASSIVE HOUSE FIRE LAST WEEK -- A MILE FROM THE AIRPORT.

AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAD TWO FIRETRUCKS READY TO GO.

--BUT THEY WERE NEVER DISPATCHED.

ACCORDING TO THE NAPLES FIRE CHIEF -- THE FIRE WAS IN A DIFFERENT DISTRICT.

THE AIRPORT DIRECTOR SAYS HE WANTS THE AIRPORT TO END ITS CONTRACT WITH THE NAPLES FIRE DEPARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS


SANIBEL FIRE OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THIS MORNING-

A FIRE ON THE CAUSEWAY SHUT DOWN THE ROAD WEDESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER AN R-V WENT UP IN FLAMES.

THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT'S SUSPICIOUS.

THE R-V WAS PARKED OFF THE ROAD WHEN IT SUDDENLY CAUGHT FIRE.

THE FAMILY WAS NEARBY- FORTUNATELY NO WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP


VOTE 2014 OPEN Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE GUN GROUP-POP-VO-POP


WE ARE LESS THAN ONE WEEK AWAY-

FROM THE PRIMARY ELECTION.

THIS MORNING-

ONE GUN RIGHTS GROUP IS GOING AFTER A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STATE REP.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GUN RIGHTS IS TAKING ON REPUBLICAN REP. DANE EAGLE FROM CAPE CORAL.

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

THEY CITE EAGLE'S SUPPORT FOR A GUN BILL THAT PREVENTED SALES TO THE MENTALLY DISABLED.

THE N-R-A DOES SUPPORT EAGLE.

HIS PRIMARY OPPONENT, JIM ROACH, CALLS THE NEW ATTACK AN EXAMPLE OF LOBBYISTS FIGHTING OVER A CANDIDATE'S SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


BEAN BAGGING A BEAR-TRX-VOTOPS


PEOPLE ARE SPOTTING BLACK BEARS EVERYWHERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE LATEST SIGHTING --

THIS WEEKEND IN ESTERO.

WITH ALL THE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS --

WILDLIFE OFFICERS ARE TRAINING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT -- LIKE THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -- TO DEAL WITH THE ANIMALS.

DEPUTIES LEARN TO SHOOT BEAN BAG ROUNDS TO SCARE THE ANIMAL OFF.

IF THAT DOESN'T WORK, THEY TRACK THE BEAR UNTIL F-W-C GETS THERE.

SO FAR --

F-W-C HAS TRAINED 15-HUNDRED OFFICERS STATEWIDE. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A SHOCKING NEW REPORT OUT THIS WEEK

ABOUT 1 IN 7 AMERICANS ARE HUNGRY.

AND LACK ACCESS TO FOOD BANKS OR OTHER ASSISTANCE.

THE REPORT BY FEEDING AMERICA SAYS AT LEAST 49 MILLION AMERICANS CAN'T GET BASIC NUTRITION

FOOD PRICES EXPECTED TO INCREASE 3.5 PERCENT THIS YEAR.

THEY'VE GONE UP ABOUT 3% EVERY YEAR.

WAGES AREN'T KEEPING TRACK

66% OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT ARE SERVED BY FEEDING AMERICA SAY THEY CHOSE BETWEEN FOOD, MEDICINE OR PAYING FOR UTILITIES.

69% OF THEM RELY ON FOOD CHAIRITIES TO EAT.

HERE IN SWFL. THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK SERVES 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE A MONTH.

DONATIONS ARE NEEDED YEAR ROUND, ESPECIALLY NOW DURING THE BACK TO SCHOOL MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


A SHOCKING NEW REPORT OUT THIS WEEK

ABOUT 1 IN 7 AMERICANS ARE HUNGRY.

YOUR NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS, KIDS IN YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL

THE REPORT BY FEEDING AMERICA.

SAYS AT LEAST 49 MILLION AMERICANS CAN'T GET BASIC NUTRITION

FOOD PRICES GOING UP BY 3.5%.

WAGES AREN'T KEEPING TRACK

66% OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT FEEDING AMERICA SERVES SAID THEY CHOSE BETWEEN FOOD, MEDICINE OR PAYING FOR UTILITIES

69% OF THOSE SERVED RELY ON FOOD CHAIRITIES TO EAT.

HERE IN SWFL. THE HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK SERVES 30-THOUSAND PEOPLE A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


CAPE BACON FESTIVAL-NATSVO


YOU DON'T HAVE TO BRING HOME THE BACON --

BECAUSE MORE THAN A DOZEN BUSINESSES IN CAPE CORAL ARE SERVING IT UP THIS WEEKEND.

"bacon sizzling"

THIRTEEN RESTAURANTS AND BARS ARE SERVING UP THIRTEEN DIFFERENT SAMPLES --

ALL CENTERED AROUND BACON.

EVERYTHING FROM BACON-WRAPPED SCALLOPS TO BACON MARTINIS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BACON FESTIVAL-SOTVO


try to come together to get people in south cape. Come into the south cape and enjoy what we have to offer down here stop going over the bridge

THE EVENT IS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT.

TWENTY BUCKS WILL GET YOU ALL OF THOSE SAMPLES --

PLUS A TROLLEY RIDE TO EACH LOCATION.

WE'LL HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE -- ABC-7-COM. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ART FESTIVAL-TRX-VOTOPS


ABC-7 IS LEARNING THIS MORNING-

THE NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL IS COMING BACK TO BONITA SPRINGS!

LAST YEAR'S EVENT -- IN THE SAME PLACE --

DREW CLOSE TO 10-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN ONE WEEKEND.

THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL RUNS IN JANUARY. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON UNREST-VO


WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING-

IN THE CONTINUED UNREST IN FERGUSON MISSOURI.

SOURCES TELLING ABC NEWS-

THE FERGUSON POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT MICHAEL BROWN --

SUFFERED A SERIOUS INJURY TO HIS FACE BEFORE FIRING THE DEADLY SHOTS.

A GRAND JURY ALSO STARTED HEARING EVIDENCE ON WEDNESDAY AGAINST THAT OFFICER --

DARREN WILSON.

THEY'RE TRYING TO DECIDE IF HE COMMITTED ANY CRIMES WHEN SHOOTING AND KILLING BROWN, AN UNARMED TEEN HE HAD STOPPED.

PROTESTORS ARE CALLING FOR WILSON'S ARREST. Return to index of stories...


WILD WEATHER-TRX-NATSVOTOPS-TC MON


NATS -

MONSOON CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO BARREL THROUGH THE WESTERN PART OF THE NATION THIS MORNING.

FEROCIOUS LIGHTNING STRUCK IN NEW MEXICO.

AS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS HIT THE FOOTBALL FIELD FOR PRACTICE.

IT'S THE LATEST INCIDENT THAT HAS PEOPLE CONCERNED OVER THE SEVERE WEATHER.

THREE CHILDREN AND THEIR FOOTBALL COACH INJURED BY THE LIGHTNING.

AND ONE TEEN HOSPITALIZED IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


WILD WEATHER-SOTVO


NATS - 911 Call / "There's a kid just struck by lightning playing football.

THE THREAT IS NOT OVER YET-

IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING OF PEAK MONSOON SEASON-

WITH MORE STORMS ON THE WAY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRITTANY 6:15-CLIP 2SHOT POP


DO YOU HAVE BIG IDEAS FOR DEVELOPMENT IN ESTERO?

IF SO PLANNERS WANT TO HEAR THEM TONIGHT.

A SPECIAL WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE ESTERO FIRE AND RESCUE

HEADQUARTERS TO DISCUSS ONE-THOUSAND ACRES OF VACANT LANDS.

ABC-7'S BRITTANY WEINER IS THERE THIS MORNING WITH A PREVIEW OF THE MEETING.

BRITTANY? Return to index of stories...


ESTERO DEVELOPMENT-LIVE


Take live--

ESTERO IN LEE COUNTY SAYS COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT CAME TO A STANDSTILL IN 2008.

AS A RESULT THERE IS ONE-THOUSAND ACRES OF VACANT LANDS CLEARED AND

READY FOR DEVELOPMENT IN ITS COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS.

THOSE AREAS ARE ALONG U-S 41 AND CORKSCREW ROAD. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO DEVELOPMENT-CG


take GFX-

TONIGHT ESTERO PLANNERS WANT YOUR INPUT ON WHAT SHOULD GO THERE.

THEY ARE HOLDING A COMMUNITY WORKSHOP HERE AT THE ESTERO FIRE RESCUE

HEADQUARTERS BOARDROOM AT 6 OCLOCK.

PLANNERS WILL DISCUSS PAST

DEVELOPMENTS, PLANNING AND DESIGN, AS WELL AS MARKET RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO DEVELOPMENT-LIVE


Take live--

PLANNERS HOPE TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY-WIDE CONSENSUS TONIGHT.

REPORTING LIVE IN ESTERO, BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


HIGH SPEED CAR CHASE-E-AniBox-FLY


A WILD POLICE CHASE THROUGH CITY STREETS IN CALIFORNIA--

SENT THE DRIVER LOSING CONTROL OF HIS CAR

-- SLAMMING INTO A CAFE, INCHES AWAY FROM CUSTOMERS SITTING AT TABLES OUTSIDE.

ONE PATRON PINNED AGAINST THE WALL!

THE MAN DRIVING THE CAR AT WAS GOING 60 MILES PER HOUR. WANTED FOR ALLEGED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Return to index of stories...


HIGH SPEED CAR CHASE-SOTVO


witness

"turned a four door car into a two door car."

CHASES HAPPEN EVERY DAY--

AND ON AVERAGE--

ONE PERSON DIES EVERY DAY.

342 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN 2012 FROM HIGH SPEED CHASE PURSUITS.

NO ONE IN THIS INCIDENT WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


WINTERHAVEN CAT DEATH-TRX-SSTOPS(3)


A WINTER HAVEN MAN IS WORKING TO REMOVE A HUGE WASP NEST --

BEFORE IT DOES ANY MORE HARM.

THE WASPS BUILT THAT GINORMOUS NEST ON A RECLINER --

THE MAN WAS KEEPING OUTSIDE.

HERE'S WHERE IT GETS TRAGIC.

A CAT JUMPED ON THE CHAIR -- AND YELLOW JACKETS ATTACKED AND KILLED IT.

PEST CONTROL IS COMING OUT TO EXAMINE THE NEST. Return to index of stories...


DINOSAUR TRACKS-VO


A FASCINATING FIND IN UTAH TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

CHECK IT OUT

VOLUNTEERS ARE SWEEPING DUST OFF A COLLECTION OF DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS LEFT BEHIND 125-MILLION-YEARS AGO.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 200 TRACKS FROM AT LEAST A DOZEN DIFFERENT ANIMALS.

THE EXACT LOCATION IS BEING KEPT SECRET FOR NOW -- BUT THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT HOPES TO OPEN THE SITE TO THE PUBLIC IN OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


FL SAGGY PANTS CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE


CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ARE CHALLENGING ONE FLORIDA CITY'S BAN ON SAGGY PANTS.

THE *N-DOUBLE-A-C-P IS THREATENING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF OCALA.

THE LAW THERE BANS PEOPLE ON CITY PROPERTY.

FROM WEARING PANTS THAT DROOP LOW ENOUGH --

THAT YOU CAN SEE A PERSON'S UNDERWEAR.

THE MAYOR FIRST SUPPORTED IT.

NOW HE WANTS COUNCIL TO RECONSIDER.

THE N-DOUBLE-A-C-P SAYS THE LAW UNFAIRLY TARGETS AFRICAN-AMERICANS. Return to index of stories...


FL SAGGY PANTS CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


"I'm sorry. It's going to be black males that are going to be the subject of this."

THOSE WHO LIKE THE DROOPY DRAWER BAN --

SAY IT PROMOTES RESPECT AND GOOD MORALS.

CITY COUNCIL WILL DECIDE AT THEIR NEXT MEETING IF THEY WANT TO KEEP IT --

OR SCRAP IT. Return to index of stories...


GOLIATH GROUPER-VO


A SHARK JUST OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THOUGHT HE WAS HAVING A BAD DAY. THEN IT GOT EVEN WORSE.

A FISHERMAN POSTED THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

HE SAYS HE WAS OFF THE COAST OF BONITA SPRINGS, WHEN HE REELED IN A BLACK TIP SHARK.

AS HE GOT TO THE BOAT. A GOLIATH GROUPER CAME AND ATE IT IN ONE BITE.

THE VIDEO WAS POSTED ON TUESDAY AND ALREADY HAS ALMOST TWO MILLION VIEWS. Return to index of stories...


5AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SO, JUST WHAT ARE GOLIATH GROUPERS?

YES, THEY'RE HUGE FISH.

UP TO TEN FEET LONG AND 790 POUNDS.

THEY ARE COMPLETELY UNAFRAID OF DIVERS. EVEN WITH SPEARGUNS.

WHICH IS WHY THE ATLANTIC GOLIATH GROUPER IS THREATENED.

THE U-S STARTED PROTECTING THEM BACK IN 1990. AND THE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN SLOWLY RECOVERING SINCE.

ON THEIR MENU?

FISH, OCTOPUS, SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND BARRACUDAS. Return to index of stories...


6AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SO, JUST WHAT ARE GOLIATH GROUPERS?

YES, THEY'RE HUGE FISH.

UP TO TEN FEET LONG AND 790 POUNDS.

THEY ARE COMPLETELY UNAFRAID OF DIVERS. EVEN WITH SPEARGUNS.

WHICH IS WHY THE ATLANTIC GOLIATH GROUPER IS THREATENED.

THE U-S STARTED PROTECTING THEM BACK IN 1990. AND THE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN SLOWLY RECOVERING SINCE.

ON THEIR MENU?

FISH, OCTOPUS, SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND BARRACUDAS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS WRAP AT 5AM-PKG


THE TAMPA BAY RAYS HAVE A FAN CLUB CALLED. 162 STRONG. 162. OF COURSE IS THE NUMBER OF GAMES IN A BASEBALL SEASON. LAST SEASON. 162 WASN'T ENOUGH TO GET THEM INTO THE PLAYOFFS--- THEY NEEDED A ONE GAME PLAYOFF-- TO GET INTO A ONE GAME PLAYOFF-- TO GET INTO TO THE REGULAR PLAYOFFS--- THAT SOUNDS SIMPLE ENOUGH--- RIGHT--- RAYS HOPING FOR SOME MORE LATE SEASON MAGIC----

EVERY GAME BIG FOR THE RAYS--- TAKING ON THE TIGERS----

7TH INNNING VICTOR MARTINEZ PUTS THIS GAME ON ICE---- GRAND SLAM---- TO MAKE IT 6-0 TIGERS ---- THAT WOULD BE YOUR FINAL---

6-0 DETROIT-- RAYS NOW --- 8 GAMES OUT IN THE WILD CARD RACE

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

PRICE -- OF COURSE PITCHED-- 6 1/2 YEARS FOR THE RAYS--- WINNING A CY YOUNG AWARD-- AND HELPING THE RAYS GET TO THE WORLD SERIES--- IN 2008

---- PRICE SAYS TOMORROW'S GAME WILL BE INTERESTING

PRESEASON CAMP IS OFFICIALLY OVER---

---- ON THURSDAY 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 SO FAR----

-- IN FACT THINGS ARE SO GOOD IN TALLAHASSEE THESE DAYS--- JIMBO'S BIGGEST PROBLEM-- TOO MANY GOOD PLAYERS-- NOT ENOUGH SPOTS---

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

NAPLES THE HIGHEST RANKED TEAM IN THE AREA--- THE GOLDEN EAGLES FEEL THEY HAVE THE TEAM TO MAKE A STATE TITLE RUN---

--- PRESEASON FOOTBALL GAMES ARE THIS FRIDAY-- AND THEN THE REGULAR SEASON BEGINS THE 29TH

THE DUNBAR TIGERS NOT RANKED-- BUT DON'T COUNT THEM OUT--- THEY'VE BEEN A PERENNIAL POWER--- AT THE 5A LEVEL--- MAKING A TRIP TO THE PLAYOFFS EVERY YEAR SINCE 2008----

THE TIGERS HAVE A TOUGH DISTRICT TO DEAL WITH -- BUT HAVE SEVERAL KEY RETURING STARTERS---- INCLUDING A DYNAMIC BACKFIELD FEATURING QUARTERBACK DANIEL COBB--- AND RUNNING BACKS MARQUIS BRYANT AND BOB RICE--- Return to index of stories...


AMERICAS MONEY AT 6AM-PKG


AMERICA'S MONEY:

GOOD MORNING. TOPPING "AMERICA'S MONEY".

U-P-S IS WARNING THAT SOME OF ITS CUSTOMERS' CREDIT AND DEBIT INFORMATION

MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED BY A COMPUTER VIRUS. BUT THE COMPANY SAYS IT IS NOT

AWARE OF ANY FRAUD RELATED TO THE ATTACK.

BANK OF AMERICA IS SET TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT IT WILL PAY A RECORD FINE OF

NEARLY 17- BILLION DOLLARS. TO SETTLE CHARGES IT SOLD FAULTY MORTGAGE

BACKED SECURITIES.ABOUT 7-BILLION WILL GO TO CONSUMERS, IN THE FORM OF

MODIFIED HOME LOANS AND REFINANCED MORTGAGES.

HOSTESS BRANDS SAYS IT'S CLOSING *THE* ORIGINAL TWINKIE FACTORY IN ILLINOIS

WHERE TWINKIES HAVE BEEN BAKED FOR 84 YEARS. THE COMPANY BLAMES A DROP IN

TWINKIE DEMAND. BUT WORKERS THERE SAY THEY'VE BEEN WORKING *OVERTIME*.

AND THE TOOTH FAIRY IS TIGHTENING *HER* PURSE STRINGS. SHE'S LEAVING AN

AVERAGE 3 DOLLARS AND 40 CENTS, 30 CENTS LESS THAN A YEAR AGO. THAT'S AN 8

PERCENT DECREASE.

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


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN AND TRAFFIC TRANSITION-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSOR BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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


MAKE UP CARTOON CHARACTERS-VOTOPS


MAKE-UP IS BEING TAKEN TO A NEW LEVEL FROM ONE LONDON ARTIST.

SHE'S MAKING THESE INREDIBLE CARTOON DRAWINGS--ON HER MOUTH!

THIS IS FROM LAURA JENKINSON'S INSTAGRAM.

JUST CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING DRAWINGS!

AND THEY LOOK SO REAL. Return to index of stories...


BUMP TO BREAK-3SHOT, CAM 10 BMP


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5AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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6AM HOUR-CLIPTOPS


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HL1) HOSPITAL PATIENT INFORMATION-VO IN TC MON


DISTURBING DETAILS CONCERNING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AT HOSIPTALS.

ABC-7 BREAKS DOWN WHAT INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KEEP FROM YOUR DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


HL2) HEARSE FLIPS OVER-VO IN TC MON


A FAMILY'S WORST NIGHTMARE COMES TRUE.

IT'S PROLONGED PAIN FOR AN ALREADY DEVASTATING INCIDENT.

HOW A HEARSE FLIPPED OVER DURING A FUNERAL PROCESSION. Return to index of stories...


HL3) THE CHAIR YOU CAN WEAR-VO IN TC MON


THE MOST PORTABLE CHAIR AROUND

--YOU CAN ACTUALLY WEAR THIS ONE ON YOUR BACK!

THE WEARABLE CHAIR YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE!

YOUR MORNING NEW STARTS RIGHT NOW! Return to index of stories...


530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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530AM~STORMWARN FORECAST-WX CTR TO WX WALL


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING-CLIP 2SHOT


ABC-7 IS LEARNING ABOUT A DISTURBING NEW STUDY THIS MORNING-

--THAT SHOWS 90 PERCENT OF HOSPITALS LOSE PATIENT INFORMATION.

GOOD MORNING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING-

I'M ROB EVANS.

AND I'M AMY SEDLACEK.

IT'S HAPPENING ON THE HEELS OF MEDICAL DATA BREACHES ALL ACROSS THE U-S-

INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL PATIENT INFORMATION-VOTOPS


ACCORDING TO THE IDENTITY THEFT RESOURCE CENTER-

JUST THIS YEAR, THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN 206 MEDICAL BREACHES NATIONWIDE.

THAT'S ALMOST 7 MILLION AMERICANS. WHO HAVE HAD THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION HACKED.

IDENTITY THEFT EXPERTs TELLS ABC7 THERE ARE THINGS PATIENTS CAN DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES:

ONE--- YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL THE HOSPITAL YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Return to index of stories...


HOSPITAL PATIENT INFORMATION-SOTVO


Carrie Kerskie Identity theft expert

Sot 12:17:20-12:16:28

It's getting more and more. The minute we come up with a way to try

and prevent thieves from using your identity they find a loop hole.

IF YOU'VE ALREADY BEEN A VICTIM OF MEDICAL IDENTITY THEFT, KERSKIE SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT YOU LET YOUR DOCTOR KNOW EACH TIME YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Return to index of stories...


PALM TREE SHORTAGE-TC MON-VO


THEY'RE SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR TREES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT GETTING YOUR HANDS ON ROYAL PALMS IS APPARENTLY GETTING TOUGHER.

A SHORTAGE IS SWEEPING GROWERS.

THE PROBLEM IS THE ECONOMY.

WHEN BUILDERS STOPPED BUILDING HOUSES 7 YEARS AGO --

GROWERS STOPPED PLANTING PALM TREES.

THE BUILDING HAS PICKED UP --

BUT NOBODY HAS BEEN PLANTING.

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


PALM TREE SHORTAGE-SOTVO


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

MATT MCGRAW HAS 620 ACRES IN BOKELIA AND SAYS IT'S NEVER BEEN THIS BAD.

IT TAKES A TREE 3 TO 7 YEARS BEFORE THEY ARE READY TO BE SOLD. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT PSYCHOLOGIST ARRESTED-SS


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 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...


GOLF CART THEFTS-ONCAM


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO TOOK SEVERAL GOLF CARTS ON A JOY RIDE THIS WEEKEND. BUT THEY COULDN'T GO FAR.

LATE SATURDAY NIGHT, AT LEAST 6 GOLF CARTS WERE STOLEN FROM HOMES ON KNIGHTS ISLAND NEAR ENGLEWOOD.

THEY WERE PARKED ON DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE ISLAND.

IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO'S RESPONSIBLE, CONTACT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


WEED WACKER PUNISHED-SS


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. Return to index of stories...


CONGRESSIONAL MAPS-OTS


A FLORIDA JUDGE IS DECIDING WHETHER TO APPROVE NEW CONGRESSIONAL BORDERS.

EARLIER THIS SUMMER, JUDGE TERRY LEWIS SAID THE OLD MAPS WERE DRAWN IN FAVOR OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

A SPECIAL SESSION WAS CALLED AND FORCED LAWMAKERS BACK TO TALLAHASSEE.

THE LEGISLATURE AGREED ON A NEW VERSION. BUT SOME SAY IT'S STILL UNFAIRLY BALANCED. Return to index of stories...


BONITA WANTS A HIGH SCHOOL-VO


LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS ARE PACKED.

NOW -- THE DISTRICT IS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO BUILD A NEW HIGH SCHOOL.

AND THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT BONITA SPRINGS.

TODAY - BONITA COUNCIL AMEMBERS TALKED ABOUT THE SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME.

SOME LIKE THE IDEA, BUT HAVE CONCERNS.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS MORE THAN 400 MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

THE ESTIMATED PRICE TAG ON A NEW HIGH SCHOOL IS ABOUT 52 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


THE LOOP-VO


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

TERRA CAP PARTNERS BOUGHT THIS LAND OFF JONES LOOP ROAD.

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

THE CITY SENT THIS OFF FOR A REVIEW PROCESS.

THAT TAKES A MONTH.

STATE AGENCIES MAY RECOMMEND DEVELOPMENT CHANGES.

SOME OF THE EARLY CONCERNS --

INVOLVE PRESERVATION OF WETLANDS --

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


CHIEF BAKER ICE CHALLENGE-OC, SOTVO


FORT MYERS POLICE CHIEF DOUG BAKER IS THE LATEST TO ACCEPT THE *A-L-S* ICE CHALLENGE.

"gentleman. Whooo!!!

FROM THE END OF JULY UNTIL TODAY. THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE HAS TOPPED 32 MILLION DOLLARS.

DURING THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR, THE A-L-S FOUNDATION RECEIVED 2 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS.

THEY ALSO PICK UP ON YOUR ATTITUDE

ONE GIRL GIVING HER PARENTS AN ULTIMATIUM

THIS ON HUFFINGTON POST

9 YEAR OLD CHLOE SAYS HER PARENTS ARE CRANKY

AND SHE'S NOT HAVING IT.

SHE WRITES."It seems you are both a little overly strict tonight,

therefore I do not wish to read with you tonight.

But if you change your attitude, I will be glad to.

Good night Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


DRUM ROLL PLEASE

SEASON 19 OF DANCING WITH THE STARS HEATING UP.

ALREADY. TODAY A NEW JUDGE WILL BE REVEALED LIVE ON GMA.

BUT OVERNIGHT.A LEAK

YOU'LL RECOGNIZER HER AS FORMER PRO DANCER

JULIANNE HOUGH

RUMORED BY TMZ AND E! ONLINE TO BE THE NEWEST AND 4TH JUDGE

SHE'LL JOIN CARRIE ANN, LEN, AND BRUNO

WILL SHE BE FAIR, TOUGH?

GMA HAS THE OFFICIAL REVEAL AND MORE SEASON 19 DWTS SECRETS Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN GENFORECAST OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX WALL


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC SPONSORSHIP BILLBOARD-CLIPTOPS


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PRECISION TRAFFIC-NAVI OR FDOT


adlib current traffic Return to index of stories...


SENIOR EXPO-CG


HAPPENING TODAY-

THE NATIONAL SENIOR EXPO IS HAPPENING AT THE BELL TOWER SHOPS.

IT WILL INCLUDE FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS--

AS WELL AS INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES. FROM AN EXTENSIVE LINE-UP OF ORGANIZATIONS.

EVERYTHING FROM HOME HEALTH CARE TO FITNESS

IT'S A FREE EVENT AND OPEN TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.

IT STARTS AT 10 A-M AND GOES UNTIL 2 THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRITY CHEF NIGHT-CG


TONIGHT IS THE RUM-RUNNERS CELEBRITY CHEF NIGHT THAT BENEFITS PEDIATRIC CANCER PATIENTS.

THE EVENT PROMISES TO TAKE YOU ON A EUROPEAN ESCAPE.

IT'S HAPPENING FROM 6 TO 9 TONIGHT AT THE CAPE HARBOUR RESORT.

IT'S IN SUPPORT OF BARBARA'S FRIENDS AT THE GOLISANO CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.

ENJOY A CULINARY TASTING MENU FEATURING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S FINEST CHEF'S AND RESTAURANTS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-CLIP 2SHOT-SS (2)EaniBx


A 13 YEAR OLD LEE COUNTY BOY IS DUE BACK IN COURT LATER THIS MORNING.

ABC-7 LEARNED YESTERDAY HE WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT FOR MURDER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY YOEL MUNOZ REPEATEDLY STABBED A HOMELESS MAN AS HE SAT IN HIS RECLINER.

IT HAPPENED AT THOMAS BERGSTROM'S CAMP NEAR THE CAPE CORAL CHRISTIAN CENTER.

ABC-7'S LUCAS SEILER IS COVERING THIS STORY FOR US.

HE JOINS US LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS WITH A LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-LIVE


TAKE LIVE

THIS MORNING YOEL MUNOZ WILL GO BEFORE A JUDGE FACING A HOMICIDE CHARGE AS AN ADULT AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY THE BOY BRUTALLY MURDERED BERGSTROM WHO LIVED ABOUT A MILE AWAY FROM HIM IN THAT HOMELESS CAMP. Return to index of stories...


MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-VO


MUNOZ ALREADY WENT BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MONTH, BUT AS A JUVENILE - SINCE THEN, HE'S BEEN HELD IN A SECURE DETENTION CENTER WITHOUT BOND. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND ENOUGH EVIDENCE AT THE CRIME SCENE EARLIER THIS MONTH TO LINK HIM TO THE MURDER.

THEY BELIEVE THE BOY STABBED BERGSTROM SEVERAL TIMES IN HIS TORSO, RIGHT HAND AND ARM WHILE HE ROBBED HIM - A NEIGHBOR DISCOVERED HIS BODY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THERE'S STRONG EVIDENCE CONNECTING MUNOZ TO THE MURDER. LIKE A BLOODY KNIFE FOUND AT THE SCENE THAT MATCHED A KNIFE OF THE SAME BRAND AT THE TEEN'S HOME. ALSO A HOCKEY MASK WAS FOUND ON A PATH LEADING AWAY FROM THE CRIME SCENE - THAT WAS COVERED IN WRITINGS THAT MATCHED WRITING FOUND IN THE BOY'S BEDROOM.

WE SPOKE WITH HIS FAMILY AFTER THE MURDER - THEY INSIST HE'S INNOCENT, BUT THAT HE GOT DRAGGED INTO HANGING AROUND THE WRONG CROWD. Return to index of stories...


MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-SOT


Lazaro Ordonez "I think what happened is he was with the wrong people, he was hanging out with the wrong people at the wrong time." Return to index of stories...


MUNOZ HOMELESS MURDER-LIVE


WE DID FIND A REPORT HIS FAMILY FILED WITH POLICE WHEN HE RAN AWAY FROM HOME BEFORE THE MURDER - IN IT, HIS MOTHER CLAIMS MUNOZ WAS ON MEDS FOR BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AND THREATENED ASSOCIATION WITH A FORT MYERS GANG - CAPE POLICE SAY THIS ISN'T GANG RELATED AND ONE ELSE IS INVOLVED.

YOU CAN COUNT ON US TO BE IN COURT THIS MORNING AND BRING YOU THE VERY LATEST ON THIS DISTURBING CASE.

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


WXRATE ALLYSON OPEN-CLIPTOPS


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STORMWARN FORECAST-WX ID TO WX CTR


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


HEARSE FLIPS OVER-TC MON DISSOLVE VO


PROLONGED PAIN FOR AN ALREADY GRIEVING FAMILY.

THIS MORNING-

WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT A TRAGIC INCIDENT INVOLVING A FUNERAL PROCESSION.

ANOTHER CAR HITS THE HEARSE CARRYING A GRANDMOTHER'S REMAINS -- AND FLIPS IT UPSIDE DOWN.

ALL ON AN ALREADY SOMBER DAY FOR THE FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


HEARSE FLIPS OVER-SOTVO


KENNETH WHITE/ MOM'S BODY IN HEARSE THAT WAS HIT

"the cars flipped over, the caskets laying there and its damaged and I can

see everything and just -- my sister -- she can't even talk right now -- she

's devastated by this -- already the worst day of our life"

BOTH DRIVERS WALKED AWAY WITH MINOR INJURIES -- THE PRIEST IN PASSENGER SEAT

-- RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL BUT EXPECTED TO BE O-K

THE SON SAYS A FEW FAMILY MEMBERS WILL TAKE PART IN ANOTHER VIEWING ON FRIDAY BEFORE THE PROCESSION TAKES PLACE AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


MODELING SCAM-VO-WIPE


FAMILIES ARE DEMANDING REFUNDS THIS MORNING.

--AFTER A MODELING AGENCY TOOK THEIR MONEY -- THEN SEEMINGLY SHUT DOWN.

PARENTS IN ATLANTA SIGNED THEIR CHILDREN UP AT *I-TALENT --

A PLACE THAT PROMISED. "A FOOT IN THE DOOR IN THE MODELING INDUSTRY.

ONLY -- WHEN THEY SHOWED UP AT THE AGENCY --

THE DOORS WERE LOCKED.

IT WAS NOTHING BUT AN EMPTY OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


MODELING SCAM-SOTVO


So I spent you know, a little over 4,000 thousand

dollars."

"Its been a month now we haven't seen anything yet,

meanwhile they've taken the money."

THE COMPANY WON'T RESPOND TO CALLS.

BUT WE'VE LEARNED THE MAN WHO RUNS THE AGENCY. USED TO RUN A SIMILAR ONE IN NEW JERSEY.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SUED THAT COMPANY AFTER RECEIVING 200 CONSUMER COMPLAINTS. Return to index of stories...


TEEN BIRTHS DROP-VO


M-T-V'S SHOW "TEEN MOM" MAY BE HAVING SOME IMPACT.

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...


THE CHAIR YOU CAN WEAR-VO


PEOPLE WHO WORK ON THEIR FEET MAY SOON FORGO FASHION.

FOR A FEW MOMENTS OF REST.

A START-UP COMPANY JUST CREATED THE CHAIRLESS CHAIR.

YOU WEAR IT ON YOUR LEGS.

WHEN YOU'RE READY TO SIT --

YOU PUSH A BUTTON AND IT LOCKS INTO PLACE.

THE DEVICE NEVER TOUCHES THE GROUND.

SO YOU CAN WALK OR RUN WHILE WEARING IT.

BMW AND AUDI WILL START TESTING THE CHAIRLESS CHAIR ON THEIR PRODUCTION LINES LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PUMPKIN SPICE COMING EARLY-VO


ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SEASONAL DRINKS AT STARBUCKS-

IS COMING A LITTLE BIT EARLY THIS YEAR.

IN JUST FIVE DAYS --

STARBUCKS STARTS SELLING ITS "BELOVED PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE."

IT'S SO POPULAR --

IT EVEN HAS ITS OWN TWITTER PAGE.

IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH IT --

IT'S ESPRESSO BLENDED WITH CINNAMON, NUTMEG, CLOVE AND STEAMED MILK.

THEN THEY TOP IT OFF WITH WHIPPED CREAM AND PUMPKIN SPICES. Return to index of stories...


BLESS YOU SUSPENSION-VO


HERE'S A BIG TALKER-

A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR IN TENNESSEE SAYS SHE WAS SUPENDED FOR SAYING "BLESS YOU" IN CLASS.

SOMEONE SNEEZED.

THAT WAS HER RESPONSE.

BUT IT HAPPENS TO BE AGAINST CLASS RULES.

THERE'S A LIST WORDS AND PHRASES THE STUDENT CLAIMS THE TEACHER WON'T ALLOW IN CLASS.

"BLESS YOU" IS ON THE LIST.

STUDENTS SAY THE TEACHER TOLD THEM THAT WAS FOR CHURCH ONLY.

HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEIGH IN ON WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS.

IT'S ON OUR PAGE -- ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


530AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


WE'VE ALL HEARD OF COLD FEET. BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

A CONNECTICUT MAN DECIDED HE DIDN'T WANT TO MARRY HIS FIANCE.SO HE FAKED HIS OWN DEATH!

YEP.

FAKED IT.

THE TWO MET IN COLLEGE.

IT WAS LONG DISTANCE AFTER SHE MOVED BACK TO BRITAIN.

BUT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO GO THERE TO GET MARRIED.

HE CALLED HER, PRETENDING TO BE HIS FATHER, TELLING HER THAT HER FIANCE WAS DEPRESSED AND JUMPED IN FRONT OF A CAR.

SHE WAS DEVISTATED.

SHE CALLED HIS MOM.

MOM WAS LIKE. WHAT? HE'S NOT DEAD!

AND WAIT. YOU TWO WERE ENGAGED?

YEP.

HE DIDN'T TELL THE FAMILY.

NO SURPRISE, SHE ENDED THE MARRIAGE.

SO THE PLAN WORKED AFTER ALL. Return to index of stories...


630AM COVERAGE PROMISE TO BREAK-2SH-VO


SO, PARENTS. HOW DID YOU DO, DROPPING YOUR KIDS OFF FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THIS WEEK?

WAS IT HARD?

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE FOR YOUR KID?

A FLORIDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WANTED TO GET A FIRST-PERSON VIEW.

SO OFFICIALS PUT A GOPRO CAMERA. ON A FIRST GRADER! ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

THE PRINCIPAL OF THE TAMPA SCHOOL SAYS SHE CAN'T WAIT TO BREAK DOWNT THE FILM, TO SEE HOW SHE CAN IMPROVE THE SCHOOL.

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


TECH BYTES AT 530AM-PKG


TECHBYTES:

IN TODAY'S TECH BYTES. THE N-F-L TEAMING UP WITH APPLE.

THE LEAGUE'S NEW "N-F-L NOW" VIDEO NETWORK IS NOW ON APPLE T-V. IT OFFERS

FREE ON-DEMAND VIDEOS FROM ACROSS THE LEAGUE'S CATALOG. GOING ON APPLE T-V

IS THE LEAGUE'S LATEST EFFORT TO INCREASE ITS INTERNET OFFERINGS.

BARNES AND NOBLE HAS UNVEILED ITS FIRST NOOK READING DEVICE, SINCE TEAMING

UP WITH SAMSUNG. THE "GALAXY TAB FOUR NOOK" RUNS ON THE ANDROID OPERATING

SYSTEM, WITH NOOK SOFTWARE. IT COMES IN BLACK OR WHITE. THE PRICE TAG.179

DOLLARS.

USING VINE IS ABOUT TO GET A LOT EASIER. THE VIDEO MAKING APP JUST RELEASED

AN UPDATE THAT LETS USERS IMPORT VIDEO FROM THEIR CAMERAS. PREVIOUSLY,

USERS WERE ONLY ABLE TO MAKE VIDEOS TROUGH THE APP.

AND FASHION DESINGER TIMUR KIM SAYS HE'S CREATED THE PERFECT T-SHIRT. FOR

A SELFIE. THE GRAPHICS ARE HEAVLY CONCENTRATED AROUND THE NECK AND SHOULDERS

. THE COST: 166 DOLLARS.

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


HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED STORMS

It is a warm morning with temperatures starting in the mid 70s to lower 80s across Southwest Florida. Another hot day is in store as temperatures will climb into the mid 90s and the head index values will be more that 100 degrees. Take breaks, find shade and drink lots of water if you have outdoor plans today.

As far as rain chances today; there will be a few downpours through the afternoon and early evening time frame. With that being said, there will be many places that miss out on that rain. The few places that do get the rain will get heavy thunderstorm activity.

We'll have a few more storms in the forecast as we head toward the weekend. By Sunday, there will be scattered afternoon storms. As we get into next week, there will be plenty of moisture available to give much higher rain chances starting on Monday and continuing through midweek. With more cloud cover and rain, highs will reach only into the upper 80s to low 90s next week.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping an eye on a large tropical wave near the Lesser Antilles. The system is still loosely organized, but has a 50% chance for development through the next 1-2 days.

The National Hurricane Center is giving the system a 70% chance of development over the next 5 days. This system will move across the Lesser Antilles and enter the Caribbean Sea over the next few days.

At this point, it is too early to tell whether this system will have an impact on our weather here in Florida. We will keep you updated on-air and online as we continue to track this system. Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 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


adlib current traffic 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) EBOLA PATIENTS OUT-VOTOPS-WIPE


ONE OF THE AMERICAN EBOLA PATIENTS WILL BE RELEASED FROM AN ATLANTA HOSPITAL TODAY.

DR. KENT BRANTLY IS BEING TREATED AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

HE CONTRACTED THE DEADLY VIRUS WHILE WORKING IN A LIBIBERIAN EBOLA WARD.

BRANTLY IS THE FIRST-EVER EBOLA PATIENT TO BE TREATED IN THE U.S. --

AND THE FIRST HUMAN TO RECEIVE THE EXPERIMENTAL DRUG KNOWN AS Z-MAPP. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) MUNOZ UPDATE-SSTOPS-VO-WIPE


WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD THIS MORNING--

TO THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THIS 13-YEAR-OLD CAPE CORAL BOY --

WHO WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES AS AN ADULT!

CAPE COPS SAY *YOEL MUNOZ* KILLED THOMAS BERGSTROM EARLIER THIS MONTH AT A HOMELESS CAMP.

MUNOZ IS JUST 13.

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

IF CONVICTED, HE FACES LIFE IN PRISON.

MUNOZ IS TOO YOUNG FOR THE DEATH PENALTY. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) HOSPITAL PATIENT INFROMATION-VOTOPS-WIPE


A WARNING ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS 90 PERCENT OF HOSPITALS LOSE PATIENT INFORMATION!

IDENTITY THEFT EXPERTS TELLS ABC7 THERE ARE THINGS PATIENTS CAN DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES:

FOR INSTANCE--

YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL THE HOSPITAL YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

IF YOU'VE ALREADY BEEN A VICTIM OF MEDICAL IDENTITY THEFT--

IT'S IMPORTANT TO LET YOUR DOCTOR KNOW EACH TIME YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Return to index of stories...


TS 4) THE FUTURE OF ESTERO-CGTOPS-WIPE


PLANNERS ARE LOOKING TO DEVELOP MOIRE LAND IN LEE COUNTY.

AND THEY WANT YOUR INPUT.

A SPECIAL WORKSHOP THIS EVENING IS DESIGNED TO SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT CAN HAPPEN ON ROUGHLY ONE THOUSAND ACRES OF VACANT LAND IN ESTERO.

IT'S HAPPENING TONIGHT AT 6 AT THE ESTERO FIRE RESCUE HEADQUARTERS BOARD ROOM--

THAT'S ON THREE OAKS PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


TS 5) NAPLES NEW DISPATCH-VOTOPS-WIPE


9-1-1 RESPONSE TIMES MAY SOON BE MUCH QUICKER IN COLLIER COUNTY.

NAPLES JUST VOTED TO USE THE COUNTY'S PROPOSED "COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEM."

IT INSTANTLY FINDS WHAT UNIT IS CLOSEST TO THE CALLER AND DISPATCHES THEM.

BUT --IT WON'T BE FOR FIRE OR E-M-S.

JUST POLICE. Return to index of stories...


TS 6) FSW STARTS TODAY-VOTOPS-WIPE


THIS MORNING IT'S NO LONGER EDISON STATE COLLEGE ---

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY FOR FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

THE NAME WAS UNVEILED BACK IN JUNE.

THE NAME WAS CHANGED TO AVOID A POTENTIAL TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT FROM THOMAS EDISON STATE COLLEGE IN NEW JERSEY, WHICH HOLDS LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE EDISON NAME. Return to index of stories...


GRANDMA CELEBRATES 100TH-VO


CELEBRATING HER 100TH BIRTHDAY, A CHICAGO WOMAN WENT SOMEWHERE AS OLD AS SHE IS.

LORETTA DOLAN CELEBRATED HER 100TH BIRTHDAY AT WRIGLEY FIELD, TUESDAY.

SHE WAS THERE WITH PLENTY OF HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON HAND TO HELP HER MARK THE OCCASION.

DOLAN ALWAYS KEEPS A SCORECARD WHEN SHE WATCHES OR LISTENS TO THE GAMES.

SHE SAYS SHE HAS DECADES OF THOSE SCORECARDS GATHERING DUST. 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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