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SQUEEZE 1-SOT NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
SQUEEZE 2-SOT TARPON BAY WATER RESULTS-OC-VO
TRACKED HEADLINES-SOT FLORIDA STINKS-OTS
NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
MARCO ISLAND HUSBAND SCAM-SOTVO TEASE ONE
MARCO ISLAND HUSBAND SCAM-SS IN BAM TZ1 A FM BASKETBALL-SOTVO
MARCO ISLAND HUSBAND SCAM-PKG TZ1 B WHITE RACISM AT FGCU-wipe-VOTOPS
GET MORE: LEE CO ROMANCE SCAM-OC-VO JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
CRIME ALERT-CLIP TOSS TO WEATHER-9 EST
CAPE PILL HOUSE NEAR DAYCARE-OC-SS-VO WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH
CAPE PILL HOUSE NEAR DAYCARE-SOTVO WEATHER-WXWALL
NFM AX FIGHT-OC-VO NEW TONIGHT OPEN-CLIP
NFM AX FIGHT-SOTVO FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-2 SHOT
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-SS IN BAM
STATE OF THE STATE-SS IN BAM FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-SS IN BAM
STATE OF THE STATE-PKG FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-PKG
STATE OF THE STATE-OC FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-SS IN BAM
ANOTHER TALLY SEX SCANDAL-OC-VO WHITE RACISM AT FGCU-OC-VO
ANOTHER TALLY SEX SCANDAL-SOTVO WHITE RACISM AT FGCU-SOTVO
GOV'T SHUT DOWN CONCERNS-OC-VO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
GET MORE AT 6-CLIP TEASE TWO
TOSS TO ROSS-OC-BOXES TZ2 A) DOG RESCUE-NATSVO
LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE TZ2 B) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-SOTVO
LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-VOTOPS WORLD NEWS TEASE-SOTTOPS
LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP
LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE 7PM TZ1) FRESH MARKET-SOTVO-WIPE
NEW DETAILS-CLIP 7PM TZ2) LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-SSTOPS
IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-SOTVO-SS IN TOUCH DOG RESCUE IN OHIO-OC, NATSVO
IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-LIVE IN TOUCH NEW AT 6-CLIP
IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-TVU1 FLESH EATING BACTERIA OYSTERS-OC-VO
IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-PKG FLESH EATING BACTERIA OYSTERS-SOTVO
IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-TVU1 HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP
CAPE CORAL WATER VIOLATIONS-OTS-VO SLEEP HABITS CDC-OC-VO
CAPE CORAL WATER VIOLATIONS-SOTVO-BNR COPYRIGHT-CLIP
NAPLES PARKS PLANS-OTS  


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TRACKED HEADLINES-SOT


RIGHT NOW AT SIX --

A ROMANCE SCAM ROCKING COLLIER COUNTY.

55 it looks real but it's never real. laughs. never

THE ONE THING THAT SAVED A MAN FROM GETTING VICTIMIZED BY A SCAM THAT COULD THREATEN MARRIAGES.

PLUS --

A PUSH TO BUCK THE TREND.

WHY YOU *CAN LEAVE YOUR KID IN A HOT CAR RIGHT NOW--

AND WHAT SOME WANT DONE TO FIX IT.

PLUS--

"If they really knew what could happen to them and they could die

AND A WARNING TONIGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT.

HOW A WOMAN *DIED-- FROM EATING RAW OYSTERS.

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


NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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MARCO ISLAND HUSBAND SCAM-SOTVO


MOS WOMAN 2

5430 I think it's kind of ridiculous I think people need to be careful

THIS SCAM IS DIFFERENT.

CON ARTISTS WHO CLAIM TO KNOW YOUR SECRETS.

BLACKMAILING YOU THAT THEY'LL EXPOSE THEM --

IF YOU DON'T PAY UP. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND HUSBAND SCAM-SS IN BAM


CALL IT A ROMANCE SCAM --

TURNING UP IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S YOUR BIG STORY AT SIX--

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

AND I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

ONE MAN SAYS HE GOT THE LETTER--

AND ALMOST FELL FOR IT.

ABC7s ALEXA SANTOS IS SHOWING US THE *ONE THING THAT GAVE THE SCAMMERS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND HUSBAND SCAM-PKG


Scam attempts are nothing new.

5310 it's pretty easy to spot them

5525 it's scary out there

But this one. was a bit out of the norm.

A Marco Island resident. named Robert. got this letter. Claiming that whoever wrote it had evidence of a secret Robert was keeping from his wife.

And to KEEP it a secret. Robert needed to pay $3,450. in Bitcoin.

Only thing -- Robert isn't married.

5210 that's a little crazy

Marco island police say the man in this story, Robert, came to the police department, dropped off the letter for them, and left

5535 it's seems pretty specific but I don't know. it's scary

Marco Island police say *if* anyone else gets a letter like this. turn it into them.

5430 I think it's kind of ridiculous I think people need to be careful

And if it seems too silly to believe. don't believe it.

Take time to think about what you're doing, and ask for a second opinion before you send any money.

55 it looks real but it's never real. laughs. never

Police want everyone to be aware of just how many scams are out there.

Reporting in Marco Island Alexa Santos ABC7. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: LEE CO ROMANCE SCAM-OC-VO


THERE'S ALSO A ROMANCE SCAM GOING AROUND IN LEE COUNTY.

CON ARTISTS ARE PRETENDING TO BE THE PERFECT PARTNER --

LURING PEOPLE INTO RELATIONSHIPS--

THEN TAKING THEIR MONEY AND RUNNING.

THE SCAMMERS ARE TARGETING OLDER PEOPLE.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS ITS GOTTEN MORE CALLS FROM CONCERNED FAMILY MEMBERS OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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CAPE PILL HOUSE NEAR DAYCARE-OC-SS-VO


YOUR OTHER BIG STORY AT SIX IS A CRIME ALERT!

CAPE COPS HAVE BUSTED A COUPLE SELLING PRESCRIPTION PILLS --

LESS THAN A BLOCK FROM A DAYCARE.

OFFICERS ARRESTED GARY SEYFERT AND KELLY GEORGE --

AFTER A TWO MONTH INVESTIGATION.

HERE'S HOW THEY DISCOVERED THE OPERATION.

POLICE GOT A TIP THE COUPLE WAS SELLING DRUGS OUT OF THEIR HOUSE.

DETECTIVES SEARCHED IT --

AND FOUND THE PAIN KILLERS.

THEY SAY THE COUPLE WOULD SELL THOSE PILLS 24/7 --

TO PEOPLE WHO WOULD STOP BY.

NEIGHBORS HAD NOTICED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PILL HOUSE NEAR DAYCARE-SOTVO


Harry Derring / Cape Coral

16:32:25 - 32

There was lot of traffic going in and out of the house, I mean, it was constant. Constant. I mean, different cars. We noticed it right away.

16:32:36 - 42

Stuff like this, you gotta get it out because you've got kids.

SEYFERT IS OUT ON BOND.

GEORGE IS STILL AT THE LEE COUNTY JAIL TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NFM AX FIGHT-OC-VO


A LEE COUNTY MAN IS IN JAIL--

FOR SPLITTING ANOTHER MAN'S HEAD WITH AN *AX!

THE ATTACK HAPPENED OFF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD.

WITNESSES SAY ROMEO CARILLO-- THE VICTIM--

WAS AT HOME--

WHEN MATEO PEDRO WALKED IN AND BECAME SUDDENLY ENRAGED.

CARILLO DECIDED TO LEAVE--

BUT PEDRO CONFRONTED HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET WITH AN Axe.

CARILLO SAYS PEDRO ASKED HIM FOR MONEY-- BUT HE TURNED HIM DOWN.

THAT'S WHEN THE AXE CAME OUT.

A NEIGHBOR SAW IT ALL UNFOLD AND CALLED FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


NFM AX FIGHT-SOTVO


"What the heck man? It's pretty disconcerting to say the least when you know you have to go back and forth and people are getting attacked with axes."

03:25:22

Ron Fiasco

Fort Myers, FL

WE talked WITH A FRIEND OF THE HOMEOWNER WHO dsysE HE WOULD SEE CARILLO THERE ALL THE TIME AND THOUGHT THEY WERE FRIENDS

PEDRO IS CURRENTLY IN JAIL TONIGHT ON ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND FACING AGGRAVATED BATTERY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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STATE OF THE STATE-SS IN BAM


FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS KNOWN AS A GUY WHO WANTS TO SLASH BUDGETS AND LOWER TAXES.

BUT WHEN HE DELIVERED HIS 8TH AND FINAL "STATE OF THE SPEECH" TODAY --

OPENING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION --

IT WAS DIFFERENT.

HE'S PUSHING FOR THE SMALLEST TAX CUTS IN HIS EIGHT YEARS --

AND THE BIGGEST BUDGET IN FLORIDA HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE STATE-PKG


Florida's annual legislative session has begun with a lot of flowers on the desks, and a lot of good feelings, but the fights are about to start, though."

For the Governor, his final State of the State address is bittersweet…invoking a rare bit of humor from the Governor.

Sot: Rick Scott

Governor

"I know how disappointed you all must be that you won't get to hear another great speech like this."

The Governor shared credit for creating a million and a half jobs since taking office.

Sot: Rick Scott

Governor

"The results speak for themselves."

Scott is also proposing the smallest tax cuts in his 8 years. 180 million. He would have a three week sales tax holiday for hurricane and back to school supplies.

Sot: Rick Scott

Governor

After the storms we experienced last year, we need to have a longer sales tax holiday so people have time to buy the supplies they need."

And one of the first fights lawmakers are likely to have it what to do with the revenue from increasing values and the increased taxes that come with that." Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE STATE-OC


THE GOVERNOR IS ALSO CALLING FOR MORE PROTECTION FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT VICTIMS AND THE CO-WORKERS WHO WITNESS IT. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER TALLY SEX SCANDAL-OC-VO


THE GOVERNORS SPEECH CAME JUST *HOURS AFTER TWO BIG STATE SENATORS ADMITTED TO HAVING AN AFFAIR.

A VIDEO LEAKED OF ONE OF THEM GOING INTO THE OTHER ONES CONDO.

ANITERE FLORES FROM MIAMI--

AND SENATE MINORITY LEADER OSCAR BRANYON APOLOGIZED TODAY.

THE SENATORS DESCRIBED IT AS THEIR FRIENDSHIP-- EVOLVING TO A LEVEL THEY NOW REGRET.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO SAYS THE TWO RESPONDED APPROPRIATELY.

THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE HAD SOME HARSH WORDS FOR THE TWO. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER TALLY SEX SCANDAL-SOTVO


SOT Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran

Land O' Lakes

"Those people that are videoing reprehensible behavior, that's the problem? No, the problem is people with reprehensible behavior. Always will be, always will be."

SOT Lizbeth Benacquisto

Fort Meyers

"They have issued a statement taking responsibility for their actions and asking their families for forgiveness."

BUT SO FAR NO INE IS CALLING FOR THE TWO LAWMAKERS TO STEP DOWN. Return to index of stories...


GOV'T SHUT DOWN CONCERNS-OC-VO


IN WASHINGTON --

LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

AND THEY DID SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE OFTEN.

PRESIDENT TRUMP--

REPUBLICANS--

AND DEMOCRATS ALL SITTING AT A TABLE, NEGOTIATATING IMMIGRATION REFORM.

WITH CAMERAS THERE.

THEY'RE WORKING ON A BILL TO ADDRESS "DREAMERS" --

PEOPLE WHO WERE BROUGHT TO THE U-S AS KIDS AND HAVE CLEAN RECORDS.

WE'RE EXPECTING A BILL THIS WEEK ON WHETHER THEY CAN STAY IN THE COUNTRY.

THERE'S ALSO THE ISSUE OF THE BORDER WALL.

HOMELAND SECURITY IS ASKING FOR 18 *BILLION DOLLARS TO START THE PROJECT.

PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS IT TO COST LESS, REMEMBER HE CLAIMED IN THE CAMPAIGN MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR IT. Return to index of stories...


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TOSS TO ROSS-OC-BOXES


WE HAVE NEW NUMBERS TONIGHT --

REVEALING MORE THAN 700 KIDS HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS IN THE UNITED STATES OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS.

THE NEW REPORT FINDS FLORIDA IS THE SECOND WORST STATE IN THE COUNTRY FOR HOT CAR DEATHS.

ABC-7'S ROSS DIMATTEI IS LIVE IN LEE COUNTY TONIGHT --

GETTING US MORE ON A NEW BILL TRYING TO BUCK THE TREND --

AND KEEP KIDS SAFE. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE


RIGHT NOW --

IT'S LEGAL IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO LEAVE YOUR YOUNG KIDS IN THE CAR --

FOR UP TO 15 MINUTES UNATTENDED --

AS LONG AS THE CAR IS OFF. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-VOTOPS


BUT A NEW BILL COULD PUT AN END TO FLORIDA'S 15 MINUTE POLICY.

STATE SENATOR LAUREN BOOK HAS PROPOSED SENATE BILL 92 --

WHICH WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO LEAVE A CHILD SIX YEARS-OLD OR YOUNGER -- ALL ALONE IN A CAR FOR *ANY* AMOUNT OF TIME.

WE TALKED TO SEVERAL MOMS TODAY --

AND A LEE COUNTY CHILD SAFETY COALITION WHO AGREE --

THIS BILL IS A GOOD IDEA --

AND LONG OVERDUE. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-SOTVO


SOT: Sarah Angelson / Fort Myers

13:03:02-:09

There's been so many incidences like that before but I'm glad that it's finally happening and hopefully it passes.

--BUTTED TO--

SOT: Sally Kreuscher / Safe Kids Coordinator

13:08:33-:40

Leaving a child in a car, accidents can happen very quickly so we want to prevent one tragedy from happening.

IF THE BILL PASSES --

AND YOU LEAVE YOUR KID IN THE CAR FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME --

YOU COULD BE CHARGED WITH A 2ND DEGREE MISDEMEANOR. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE


PLUS -- IF THE OFFICER WHO GETS YOUR KID OUT OF THE CAR CAN'T FIND YOU,

THEY WILL TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, RD, ABC-7. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-SOTVO-SS IN TOUCH


51:35 We know she didn't just drive in the water. Something went wrong somewhere because she is a woman who loves her children.:42 *****

THE FAMILY OF A WOMAN AND TWO KIDS WHO DIED IN AN IMMOKALEE POND --

WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW SHE *DIDN'T DO IT ON PURPOSE.

BECAUSE SOME ARE SAYING SHE DID.

SHATORIA BROWN AND HER 2 YOUNGEST CHILDREN WERE KILLED, AFTER HER CAR ENDED UP IN THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-LIVE IN TOUCH


ABC7s RISA MORRIS IS LIVE WERE THE CRASH HAPPENED.

SHE TALKED TO THE FAMILY TODAY WHO SAY THIS WASN'T INTENTIONAL.

RISA. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-TVU1


LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

PEOPLE LIVING AROUND THIS IMMOKALEE POND HEARD CRIES FOR HELP.

FIRST RESPONDERS FOUND AN SUV IN THE WATER— 2 CHILDREN INSIDE THE CAR.

AND THEIR MOM IN THE WATER NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-PKG


LITTLE MEMORIES OF THE FAMILY WHO LIVED HERE ARE ALL AROUND THIS HOUSE.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSAGES FROM DECEMBER ON THE WINDOWS.

AND A KIDS SCOOTER LAYING OUT FRONT.

Latasha

50/16

Her and her children don't deserve this. She had a full life ahead of her and she was excited about so much.:22

FAMILY MEMBERS ARE STILL TRYING TO PROCESS WHAT HAPPENED.

SHATORIA BROWN AND HER 5 CHILDREN WERE WITH FAMILY JUST BEFORE THE CRASH.

Lashonda Croker- Shatoria's cousin

44:57

Shatoria was with us the night of the incident. When she didn't text me when she got home like she always does, I started to look for her. 45:07 ***

TROOPERS ARE STILL INVESTIGATING HOW SHATORIA'S CAR ENDED UP IN THIS POND.

FAMILY MEMBERS SAY THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF RUMORS AROUND THE SMALL TOWN OF IMMOKALEE.

BUT THEY BELIEVE SHATORIA DID NOT CRASH ON PURPOSE.

Latasha

51:19

She's not a mother who would just run her kids off in the water like that. Something went wrong.:24

THEY CALL SHATORIA A LOVING MOTHER— WHO RAISED ALL 5 OF HER KIDS ON HER OWN.

50:55

She loves her kids and she would never do anything to bring harm to her kids or nobody else. 51:02 Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH-TVU1


THE IMMOKALEE COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THIS FAMILY.

THERE ARE FUNDRAISERS PLANNED EVERY DAY OF THIS WEEK.

AND THE FAMILY HAS SET UP A GOFUNDME PAGE FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES.

IN IMMOKALEE RM NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL WATER VIOLATIONS-OTS-VO


CAPE CORAL PLANS TO BE AS STRICT *THIS YEAR ON WATER VIOLATIONS AS IT WAS LAST.

THE CITY'S UTILITIES DIRECTOR SAYS IT'S CRUCIAL PEOPLE FOLLOW THE TWO-DAY WATER RESTRICTION.

HE ADDS--DOING SO NOT ONLY BENEFITS *YOU THE INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNER--

--BUT ALSO THE CITY AS A WHOLE.

HE SAYS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE-- IS THAT WATER RATES STILL HAVEN'T CHANGED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL WATER VIOLATIONS-SOTVO-BNR


"we want to make sure that we can keep our utility rates flat. So far we've been able to do that the last 4 or 5 years. We haven't had to have any rate increases."

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR WATERING DAYS ARE--

WE HAVE THAT INFO ON OUR WEBSITE-- ABC DASH-7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PARKS PLANS-OTS


NAPLES CITY COUNCIL IS ABOUT CHANGES TO TWO MAJOR PARKS --

CAMBIER PARK AND FLEISCHMANN PARK.

THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT RELOCATING A SOFTBALL FIELD -

AND MAYBE ADDING PICKEBALL COURTS.

THE CITY IS HOPING TO FINALIZE A PLAN IN MARCH --

THEN PRESENT THE IDEAS TO CITY COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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TARPON BAY WATER RESULTS-OC-VO


LEE COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS REMOVING ITS NO SWIM ADVISORY AT TARPON BAY BEACH.

LAST WEEK'S TEST RESULTS SHOWED HIGH LEVELS OF BACTERIA

ASSOCIATED WITH FECES.

BUT TODAYS RESULTS SHOW LEVELS HAVE GONE DOWN--

AND ITS SAFE TO GET IN THE WATER AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA STINKS-OTS


WANT TO RAISE A FAMILY?

DON'T DO IT IN FLORIDA.

AT LEAST ACCORDING TO WALLETHUB.

THEY RANKED STATES FOR BEST AND WORST TO RAISE A FAMILY.

FLORIDA WAS 32ND.

THAT WAS DECIDED ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING --

FAMILIES WITH YOUNG KIDS--

DIVORCE RATES.

AND FAMILY FUN, WHICH FLORIDA DID WELL IN.

MASSACHUSETTS RANKED AS THE BEST PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY--

NEW MEXICO WAS THE WORST. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


35:40 their season is basically done

THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST A LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT --

AND ONE OF THE BEST GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS IN THE STATE.

WHY *KIDS COULD BE KEPT OF THE COURT--

FOR SOMETHING *ADULTS DID.

PLUS--

ITS THE *FIRST DAY OF F-G-C-Us CONTROVERSIAL WHITE RACISM CLASS.

HOW THE PROFESSOR IS USING HATEFUL WORDS TO TEACH. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A FM BASKETBALL-SOTVO


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TZ1 B WHITE RACISM AT FGCU-wipe-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO WEATHER-9 EST


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WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Forecast: Increasing humidity with some morning fog

Despite a broad area of unsettled weather influencing the weather over Florida, our part of the state can expect fairly quiet conditions tonight. Well after midnight temperatures will only fall into the low and mid 60s for most areas, with communities like Fort Myers and Cape Coral cooling off to around 63 degrees by sunrise on Wednesday morning.

Just like we had this morning, it will be possible for a few areas of patchy fog to develop during the morning commute times early on Wednesday. Though the visibility shouldn't drop to terribly low levels, keep it in mind as the times when it will likely be thickest is just after sunrise through the 8 a.m. hour tomorrow morning.

As we move into the forecast for Wednesday, humidity will be on the rise as dew point temperatures will pop up into the mid 60s from time to time. We'll call for a blend of sun and clouds during the day as afternoon highs charge into the upper 70s near 80 degrees. Temperatures this mild are above average for early January, as normally highs only top out around 74 degrees in the afternoon. Though a few rain showers can't be categorically ruled out in the afternoon, coverage of anything developing should stay isolated.

Boating conditions look fair on Wednesday with light northeast winds in the morning before turning onshore after lunchtime thanks to the sea breeze off the Gulf of Mexico. Smooth conditions are expected on the bays and inland waters, and no advisories are posted for the Gulf from the National Weather Service.

Our weather on Thursday and Friday should continue to be mild with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to around 80. If you're a fan of warm and humid weather soak it up while you can, because another cold front is forecast to move over South Florida between late Friday and Saturday. When it does this we'll need to account for at least the chance of a passing shower or two on Friday, but more noticeable will be the drop in temperatures. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be considerably cooler only topping out near 71 degrees on Saturday and 67 degrees on Sunday. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT OPEN-CLIP


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FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-2 SHOT


THE FORT MYERS *GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM IS UNDER FIRE--

AFTER A COMPLAINT OVER RULE VIOLATIONS--

AND ILLEGAL BENEFITS.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS --

AND THE ORGANIZATION THAT'S IN CHARGE OF DEALING WITH THESE ALLEGATIONS WON'T SAY MUCH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-SS IN BAM


BUT ABC7s ANDREW MCDEVITT DID SOME DIGGING--

AND FOUND OUT A *PARENT ON THE TEAM FILED THE COMPLAINT.

ANDREW-- Return to index of stories...


FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-SS IN BAM


THEY'VE WON BACK TO BACK STATE TITLES AND MOST BELIEVE THE FORT MYERS GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM HAS A VERY GOOD CHANCE AT A 3RD. BUT ALLEGATIONS OF FHSAA VIOLATIONS MAY BE THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE BETWEEN THE GREEN WAVE BASKETBALL TEAM AND A 3-PEAT. Return to index of stories...


FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-PKG


"Just annoyed because I know they've worked really hard so far.

Ohh I'm shocked.

It kinda sucks for the player that's working hard. "

No one expected it but now on their quest for another state title the Fort Myers girls basketball team is being investigated for what the school district is calling Impermissible Benefits called in by a parent.

"It's a backstab. ummm why"

we contacted the athletic director at fort myers high school -- who right refused to comment -- but said they will release more information on friday.

we also contacted the head coach - who said he couldn't comment.

"I don't see the reasoning in doing that and starting something like that for no reason at all."

the complaint may be over playing time -- for a senior on the team -- being replaced by two freshman.

"I hope the allegations aren't true because I hope the team comes back to normal and they win a state championship" Return to index of stories...


FM GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING CLAIMS-SS IN BAM


ITS UNCLEAR AT THIS POINT HOW THESE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS WOULD IMPACT THE REMAINDER OF FORT MYER'S SEASON. WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE FHSAA FOR THOSE ANSWERS AND THEY HAVE YET TO RESPOND.

LIVE IN STUDIO--

ANDREW MCDEVITT ABC7. Return to index of stories...


WHITE RACISM AT FGCU-OC-VO


A CONTROVERSIAL CLASS AT FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY MET FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY.

THE CLASS FOCUSES ON WHITE RACISM.

STUDENTS SAY THERE WERE NO ISSUES--

BUT THE SCHOOL BEEFED UP SECURITY WITH SEVERAL CAMPUS POLICE STANDING RIGHT OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM DOOR.

THE PROFESSOR LEADING THE CLASS SAYS STUDENTS WILL GET INTO SOME PRETTY HEAVY TOPICS.

BUT HE SAYS HE PLANS TO USE HATEFUL EMAILS AND VOICEMAILS HE GOT ABOUT THE CLASS--

AS A TEACHING TOOL. Return to index of stories...


WHITE RACISM AT FGCU-SOTVO


There will be a chance for students to share their views as long as they do in a respectful fashion I don't have any sense that there would be a disruption within the class.

Natoya landert

Student

Everyone was pretty pleasant there is no real tension he was really funny everyone was laughing it was a good first day.

WE DID ASK THE PROFESSOR IF THERE WOULD BE SECURITY OUTSIDE THE CLASS FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER BUT HE TOLD US HE COULD NOT COMMENT.

50 STUDENTS ARE TAKING THE CLASS Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO


I wouldn't abuse her. She's in the trunk. I'm taking her home."

NEXT AT SIX--

ONE MANS EXCUSE FOR KICKING HIS DOG--

AND THROWING IT IN THE TRUNK OF HIS CAR.

PLUS--

is it really worth it?"

FIND OUT WHY ONE WOMAN *DIED JUST WEEKS AFTER EATING RAW OYSTERS.

THE WARNING FROM HER FAMILY IS NEXT AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) DOG RESCUE-NATSVO


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TZ2 B) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-SOTVO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-SOTTOPS


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TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN Return to index of stories...


7PM TZ1) FRESH MARKET-SOTVO-WIPE


06:07:12 "That's really unfortunate

BIG PLANS MIGHT TURN TO BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.

ON ABC7 NEWS AT 7 --

WHY A GROCERY STORE PLANNED FOR CAPE CORAL --

NOW MIGHT NOT HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


7PM TZ2) LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-SSTOPS


PLUS--

ABC7 IS UNCOVERING A LEE DOCTOR ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT--

WAS ALSO SEEN ASSAULTING PATIENTS AS FAR BACK AS *FIVE YEARS AGO.

AHEAD AT SEVEN--

THE DISTURBING NEW CLAIMS OF WHAT HE DID TO UNCONSCIOUS WOMEN. Return to index of stories...


DOG RESCUE IN OHIO-OC, NATSVO


AN OHIO MAN IS FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAY HE BEAT HIS DOG AND THREW HER INTO HIS TRUNK.

HIS ARREST-- CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

nats: "You got a dog in your trunk. That was trying to bite me! I didn't kick her, did you see me? Did you see that?"

POLICE GOT A CALL FROM A WITNESS-- SAYING THEY SAW THE MAN PUNCH AND KICK THE DOG--

BEFORE THROWING IT IN THE TRUNK.

POLICE SAY THEY DIDN'T SEE ANY BITE MARKS ON THE MAN.

THEY ALSO SMELLED MARIJUANA IN THE CAR--

BUT HE'S ONLY FACING THE ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 6-CLIP


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FLESH EATING BACTERIA OYSTERS-OC-VO


NEW AT SIX --

A TEXAS WOMAN IS DEAD AFTER CONTRACTING FLESH EATING BACTERIA.

IT CAME FROM EATING RAW OYSTERS.

SHE AND HER WIFE WERE VISITING FAMILY IN LOUISIANA LAST YEAR.

BUT WITHIN THREE DAYS SHE HAD A RASH ON HER LEGS--

AND WAS HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING.

SHE FOUGHT THE INFECTION FOR 21 DAYS BEFORE PASSING AWAY IN OCTOBER.

NOW-- HER WIFE IS RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT VIBRIO VULNIFICUS--

SO NO ONE ELSE HAS TO GO THROUGH WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING BACTERIA OYSTERS-SOTVO


Karen Bowers /Friend:

"If they really knew what could happen to them and they could die, literally die within 48, 36 hours of just eating raw oysters, is it really worth it?"

Vicki Bergquist / Jeannette's Wife:

"If we had known that the risk was so high you know, I think we would've or she would have stopped eating oysters."

THE C-D-C SAYS ABOUT 80-THOUSAND PEOPLE GET SICK AND ONE-HUNDRED PEOPLE DIE FROM VIBRIOSIS EVERY YEAR.

MOST INFECTIONS HAPPEN FROM MAY THROUGH OCTOBER WHEN WATER TEMPERATURES ARE WARMER. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP


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SLEEP HABITS CDC-OC-VO


IN YOUR HEALTHY LIVING TONIGHT--

A NEW REPORT FROM THE C-D-C SHOWS SLEEP RELATED INFANT DEATHS ARE DOWN.

EVEN STILL-- MANY PARENTS AREN'T PRACTICING SAFE SLEEP.

ALMOST A QUARTER OF PARENTS DON'T PUT BABIES TO SLEEP ON THEIR BACKS.

MORE THAN *HALF SAY THEY SHARE A BED WITH THEIR BABY.

AND *38 PERCENT OF PARENTS SAY THEY SE SOFT BEDDING AND BUMPERS--

WHICH CAN LEAD TO SMOTHERING DEATHS. Return to index of stories...


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