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SQUEEZE 1-SOT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-BAM
SQUEEZE 2-SOT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-VOTOPS
TRACKED HEADLINES-SOT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-SOT BAM
NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-SOTVO TZ1A DUNE BUGGY-SOTVO
BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-2SH W BAM BAMVO TZ1B SHARK DRAGGERS-vo
BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-MAP OC JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-PKG I75 FOG CRASH-VOTOPS
BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-OC WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH
IMMOKALEE FAMILY-OC VO WEATHER-WXWALL
IMMOKALEE FAMILY-SOTVO NEW TONIGHT OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING-CLIP DUNE BUGGY AX-2SH PUSH
BOATER'S BODY FOUND-SS VO DUNE BUGGY AX-PKG
ICE 711 RAID-VOTS VO DUNE BUGGY AX-OC
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP
BEAR ATTACK-OC SOT MAP EVERGLADES CITY FOOD TRUCK-OTS SOTVO
CRIME ALERT-CLIP EVERGLADES CITY FOOD TRUCK-SOTVO
LEHIGH BREAKINS-OC BOXES NEWS UPDATE-CLIP
LEHIGH BREAKINS-LIVE SHARK DRAGGERS-VOTS VO
LEHIGH BREAKINS-VOTOPS DEAD IVY LEAGUE STUDENT-VO
LEHIGH BREAKINS-SOTVO LIVE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLP TZ1) ME TOO GONE TOO FAR-VO
CAPE GOLF COURSE-VOTS VO TZ2) SOLAR CANOPY-VO
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP WORLD NEWS TEASE-SOTTOPS
NELSON STATEMENT-OC SS TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP
GET MORE-CLIP 7PM TZ1) CHARCO FIREFIGHTER-NATSVO
DRILLING IMPACT-BOXES 7PM TZ2) MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-NATSVO
DRILLING IMPACT-LIVE NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
DRILLING IMPACT-PKG CATHERINE DENEUVE LETTER-2SH @ TOUCH CGRVL
DRILLING IMPACT-LIVE JAMES FRANCO-WIPE VO
ROONEY ON DRILLING-OC JAMES FRANCO-SOTVO
AT THE CAPITOL-CLIP ZOO SOLAR CANOPY-VO
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-2SHOT COPYRIGHT-CLIP
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-2SH W BAM  


SQUEEZE 1-SOT


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SQUEEZE 2-SOT


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TRACKED HEADLINES-SOT


@:09

"i'm in the canal and my car is sinking and i have a baby in here."

A WOMAN AND CHILD PLUNGE INTO A COLLIER COUNTY CANAL--

THE SECOND CRASH LIKE THIS WE'RE HEARING ABOUT-- WITHIN DAYS.

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEARCH FOR A MAN TOSSED OUT OF HIS BOAT ON LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

PLUS--

CAP NEWS SERVICE "DALYIGHT SAVINGS LOOK LIVE"

" it's too dark when we get home to be able to go out and have the kids play"

FREEZING THE CLOCK-- IS HER SOLUTION.

THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER TO GET RID OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS ABOUT TO BEGIN IN ERNEST.

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


NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-SOTVO


@ 1:15

"ma'am are you out of that car?

"i'm sinking!"

"are you out of that car."

"no i'm sinking and i can't get out"

THAT TERRIFIED WOMAN CALLED 9-1-1 --

AFTER SHE ACCIDENTALLY DROVE INTO A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CANAL-- WITH A BABY ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-2SH W BAM BAMVO


I'M JEFF BUTERA.

I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

JUST DAYS AGO.AND WOMAN AND HER 2 KIDS DROVE INTO AN IMMOKALEE POND AND DIED. that was SATURDAY

BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT WAS THE SECOND TIME -- IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS -- DEPUTIES DEALT WITH THAT. Return to index of stories...


BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-MAP OC


THE NIGHT BEFORE--

DEPUTIES PULLED NICOLE SWINK OVER NEAR 29TH AVENUE NORTHEAST-- AND DESOTO BOULEVARD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

SWINK'S HUSBAND talked WITH ABC7'S RISA MORRIS ABOUT HOW SHE AND A FRIEND'S LITTLE BOY WOUND UP IN A CANAL--

AND WHO CAME TO THEIR RESCUE. Return to index of stories...


BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-PKG


Where she was was obviously completely full of water and that's when it hit me like oh my gosh, this could've been so much worse.:47

FRIDAY AFTERNOON— RICHARD SWINK RUSHED HERE TO 29TH AVE NE IN THE ESTATES.

HE GOT A CALL FROM HIS WIFE SIMILAR TO THIS 911 CALL.

take 911

It in the call and my car is sinking and I've got a baby on here

Sot- Richard

13:26

It was definitely shock. It didn't really sink into me until I was actually there and actually saw the car in the canal.:34 tz *****

NICOLE WAS ABLE TO GET HERSELF AND THE CHILD SHE WAS BABYSITTING OUT OF THE CAR SAFELY.

THANKS TO THIS COLLIER COUNTY DISPATCHER.

911- "ok ma'am you've got to get out of that car. Take your seatbelt off, take the baby out of the car seat and get out of that car as soon as possible."

RICHARD SAYS ITS THAT WOMAN WHO SAVED HIS WIFE'S LIFE.

15:39

If not for that dispatcher, this outcome would've been a lot different.:43

RICHARD KNOWS ALL ABOUT THAT.

HE TOO IS A DISPATCHER FOR CCSO.

HE COULDV'E TAKEN HIS OWN WIFE's CALL FOR HELP.

Swink

15:55

I would like to think that the outcome would've been the same. I don't know. If I knew it was her, obviously you have your personal feelings. 16:05

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BABYSITTER INTO CANAL-OC


NICOLE SWAM FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE CANAL TO THE BANK ON HER OWN— KEEPING THE BABY OUT OF THE WATER THE WHOLE TIME.

SHE SAT ON THE BANK UNTIL FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FAMILY-OC VO


JUST HOURS LATER --

COLLIER 9-1-1 GOT ANOTHER CALL.

SHATORIA BROWN HAD DRIVEN INTO A CANAL IN IMMOKALEE.

SHE COULDN'T GET OUT.

AND SHE TOO HAD CHILDREN IN THE CAR.

TWO OF HER FIVE KIDS. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FAMILY-SOTVO


@:48 Latasha Tuff- FAMILY MEMBER

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

FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE TOLD US IT HURT --

WHEN THEY HEARD RUMORS BROWN DROVE IN THE CANAL ON PURPOSE.

THEY DENY THAT.

THEY SAY SAY WAS A LOVING SINGLE MOTHER-- WHO WAS EXCITED ABOUT HER FUTURE.

POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHY HER CAR LEFT THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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BOATER'S BODY FOUND-SS VO


THE BODY OF A MISSING BOATER HAS NOW BEEN FOUND.

A COMMERCIAL BOAT FOUND NICOLAS KAYLER'S BODY IN LAKE OKEECHOBEE THIS MORNING-- NEAR THE CLEWISTON WATER TOWER.

HE'D BEEN MISSING SINCE THURSDAY.

ACCORDING TO THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION-- HE AND HIS FRIEND HIT ROUGH WATER--AND KAYLER WAS THROWN FROM THE BOAT. Return to index of stories...


ICE 711 RAID-VOTS VO


NEW AT 6 --

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

AND WE NOW KNOW --

ICE RAIDED FOUR 7-11'S IN FORT MYERS.

HERE'S WHY.

THERE'S A FOUR-YEAR OLD CASE INVOLVING 7-11 FRANCHISEES IN NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA.

THEY'RE ACCUSED OF HIRING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE U-S ILLEGALLY.

ICE MADE 21 ARRESTS TODAY.

BUT THE OPERATION IS REALLY ABOUT FINING AND CHARGING MANAGERS WHO HIRE THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE AT ILLEGALLY.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THE FORT MYERS CONNECTION.

HANG WITH US FOR THAT. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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BEAR ATTACK-OC SOT MAP


FISH AND WILDLIFE IS ON THE HUNT FOR THREE BEARS-- AFTER ONE ATTACKED A NAPLES MAN ON HIS LANAI LAST NIGHT.

@:28

"I let my dog out, and walked outside. There was a bear there and it attacked me"

THAT'S THE CALL 41-YEAR OLD ANDREW MUNIER MADE LAST NIGHT--

AFTER HE SAYS THE BEAR SLASHED H IS FACE OUTSIDE HIS CONDO ON DREAM CATCHER CIRCLE.

HE SAYS HE HEARED SOMETHING AND WENT OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON-- HIS DOG RAN TO HIM FRIGHTENED.

HE SAW THREE BEARS ON THE LANAI.

ONE TOOK A SWIPE AT HIM.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT-- F-W-C SAYS IT IS SETTING UP TRAPS IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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LEHIGH BREAKINS-OC BOXES


AN ABC7 CRIME ALERT --

AND IT'S A PROBLEM FOR LEHIGH ACRES.

CAR BREAK INS.

LOTS OF THEM.

SIX MORE LAST NIGHT.

ONE NIGHT AFTER NINE.

ABC7'S CRISTINA MENDEZ IS LIVE ON 7TH STREET WEST AND EARL STREET-- WHERE FAMILIES ARE NOW ADDING UP THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAKINS-LIVE


NEIGHBORS AT ALL THREE OF THESE HOMES WOKE UP TO FIND THEIR CARS RUMMAGED THROUGH--

AND SOME OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION STOLEN. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAKINS-VOTOPS


A MOTHER OF TWO'S WALLET--

AND E-CIGARETTE WERE STOLEN FROM THIS S-U-V.

SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS--

ALL GONE.

THIS IS JUST ONE--

OF 6 REPORTS OF CARS BEING BROKEN INTO NEAR 7TH STREET SOUTHWEST--

OFF OF LEE BOULEVARD.

ASIDE FROM BREAK-INS--

A CAR WAS ALSO STOLEN.

THE KEYS WERE LEFT INSIDE.

ACCORDING TO THE OWNER--

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CAR WAS TAKEN BY THE THIEVES AND USED TO GET AROUND TO BREAK INTO OTHER CARS.

ALTHOUGH THE CAR WAS FOUND AND RETURNED--

A GPS WAS TAKEN.

NOW--

THE VICTIMS ARE PLEADING WITH THE THIEVES TO RETURN THEIR ITEMS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BREAKINS-SOTVO LIVE


00:13:39 Ashley Bruno, Lehigh Acres

"I don't care about the money missing Idc if you wanna try to max out my cards it's just a lot to have to replace my license replace my ID go and get new bank cards and there's picture in there I can't replace"

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE BURGLARIES ARE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION--

AND WOULD NOT SAY IF ANYONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

LIVE IN LA CM abc7. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLP


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CAPE GOLF COURSE-VOTS VO


A CAPE CORAL CITY MEMO-DETAILS NEW OPTIONS FOR WHAT TO DO WITH THE OLD CAPE GOLF COURSE. THE ISSUE HAS BEEN A LONG TIME CONTROVERSEY.

IT'S JUST EAST OF SANTA BARBARA-

AND NORTH OF DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THE CITY MANAGER'S MEMO OUTLINES TWO OPTIONS-

ALLOWING A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TO MOVE FORWARD-

OR PAYING 12 MILLION DOLLARS TO BUY THE PIECE OF LAND.

THE MEMO SAYS NEITHER THE OWNERS NOR THE CITY WANT AN EXPENSIVE LAWSUIT OVER THE OLD COURSE.

A MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 29TH TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF THE PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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NELSON STATEMENT-OC SS


SENATOR BILL NELSON SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOVERNOR SCOTT ARE PULLING A POLITICAL STUNT.

NELSON GOT WHAT HE WANTED LAST NIGHT.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TOOK FLORIDA OFF A LIST OF PLACES WHERE A DRILLING BAN WAS ABOUT TO BE LIFTED.

SCOTT.

NELSON.

RUBIO.

AND MANY OTHERS DID NOT WANT DRILLING.

SENATOR NELSON'S MAD, BECAUSE THE TRUMP ADMINSTRATION IS CREDIT GOVENOR SCOTT FOR CHANGING THEIR MIND.

HE THINKS IT'S A STUNT TO MAKE SCOTT LOOK GOOD, BEFORE HE RUNS FOR SENATE.AGAINST NELSON.

NELSON TWEETED "FLORIDA'S ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY SHOULD NOT BE USED AS POLITICAL FOOTBALL"

HE ALSO FILED A BILL TO PERMANENTLY BAD DRILLING. Return to index of stories...


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DRILLING IMPACT-BOXES


EITHER WAY, THE DRILLING IS NOT HAPPENING.

ABC7'S BEN HENRY IS LIVE AT THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY -- TO SHOW US WHY THAT MATTERS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


DRILLING IMPACT-LIVE


KEEPING THESE BEACHES PRISTINE AND OUR WATER CLEAR IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR MANY PEOPLE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHO RELY ON THEM.

THAT CLARITY-- ISN'T SOMETHING THEY WANT TO RISK-- NO MATTER THE AMOUNT OF OIL LIES BENEATH THE OCEAN. Return to index of stories...


DRILLING IMPACT-PKG


13:25:50 -:52

"Delighted to be here in the sunshine."

LIKE MANY OTHERS—

SANDRA DOWNING AND SAZI MARTIN SPENT THE DAY AT A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACH.

13:26:04 -:12

"We came for the cyclone bomb, bomb cyclone, so were very happy to be here."

SO—

WHEN THE TWO FOUND OUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ADMINISTRATION WON'T LIFT A BAN ON DRILLING OFF OF FLORIDA'S SHORES — THEY WERE RELIEVED.

13:27:02 -:07

"I read that this morning and I thought, oh my goodness how lucky Florida is."

SHE AND SANDRA SAY THEY'D RATHER NOT SEE AN OIL RIG AS THEY LOOK OUT FROM THE BEACH AND FEEL IT COULD ALSO HURT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BOTTOM LINE.

"It's so important. Your tourism — that's your livelihood."

"Florida really has to protect its Coasts"

AND THEY'RE NOT ALONE.

13:11:45 -:52

"We have such a major coastline and our economy is so connected."

ABC-7 WANTED TO GET YOU MORE ON WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF DRILLING WAS ALLOWED—

JOHN CASSANI IS THE CALOOSA WATERKEEPER AND WORKS TOWARDS PROTECTING OUR WATERS.

HIS MAIN CONCERN IS WITH AN *OIL SPILL AND SAYS THE CONS OUTWEIGH THE PROS.

13:11:55 - 12:04

"Property value issues, there's recreation issues, there's human health issues if a spill occurs."

THOSE PROS—

INCLUDE JOB GROWTH AND A DIFFERENT REVENUE STREAM—

BUT EVEN SO—

SOME FEEL DIGGING IS TOO RISKY FOR OUR BIGGEST ASSET.

13:28:25 -:32

"Love the ocean."

"You don't want anything to upset the balance. You really don't, you really don't, it's too precious." Return to index of stories...


DRILLING IMPACT-LIVE


GETTING YOU EVEN MORE.

ACCORDING TO THE SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION—

SEISMIC-AIRGUN-BLASTING WILL GO ALONG AS PLANNED BY THE PRESIDENT'S ADMINISTRATION.

THATS DONE BY SHOOTING SONIC WAVE LENGTHS INTO THE WATER TO FIND OIL DEPOSITS.

THOSE COULD BE HARMFUL TO WATER MAMMALS AND DISRUPT THEY'RE COMMUNICATION.

LIVE ON THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY BEN HENRY ABC7. Return to index of stories...


ROONEY ON DRILLING-OC


THE MORATORIUM IS CURRENTLY SET TO EXPIRE ON JUNE 30TH--2022.

CONGRESSMAN FRANCIS ROONEY HAS SET EXTENDING THE MORATORIUM AS ONE OF HIS GOALS FOR THIS YEAR-- BUT DID NOT SAY HOW LONG HE WANTS TO PUSH IT BACK.

MEANWHILE-- LEADERS IN STATES LIKE OREGON AND WASHINGTON-- ARE ASKING WHY OFFSHORE DRILLING HASN'T BEEN TAKEN OFF THE TABLE THERE, TOO. Return to index of stories...


AT THE CAPITOL-CLIP


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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-2SHOT


PEOPLE HAVE A LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH SPRING AHEAD AND FALL BACK TIME CHANGES.

NOW-- THERE ARE TWO COMPETING PROPOSALS AT THE STATE CAPITOL TO MAKE ONE TIME PERMANENT.

IT'S INTERESTING.

ONE PLAN SAYS LET'S DO STANDARD TIME -- KEEP IT ALL THE TIME.

THE OTHER PLAN SAYS -- LET'S SPRING FORWARD AND HOUR -- AND KEEP IT ALL THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-2SH W BAM


ABC7 WEEKEND ANCHOR ROSS DIMATTEI IS HERE GETTING US MORE. Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-BAM


THE DEBATE OVER DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IS NOT NEW IN FLORIDA.

LAST YEAR --

LAWMAKERS DEBATED DROPPING IT ALTOGETHER BUT COULDN'T COME TO AN AGREEMENT.

THIS YEAR --

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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-VOTOPS


STATE SENATOR GREG STEUBE OF SARASOTA COUNTY --

FIRST FILED A BILL --

TO KEEP STANDARD TIME YEAR ROUND IN FLORIDA.

THE GOAL OF ELIMINATING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME WOULD BE TO AVOID ALL THE CONFUSION AND HASSLE OF RESETTING YOUR CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR.

BUT NOW --

STEUBE IS CHANGING HIS BILL TO MATCH ANOTHER FILED BY REPRESENTATIVE HEATHER FITZENHAGEN OF FORT MYERS.

INSTEAD OF STANDARD TIME YEAR-ROUND --

FITZENHAGEN WANTS TO ADOPT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ALL YEAR-ROUND.

YOU STILL WOULDN'T HAVE TO RESET YOUR CLOCK --

BUT WE WOULD HAVE MORE SUNLIGHT --

DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME-SOT BAM


Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen

R-Ft. Myers

"And now the way things are when we fall back, it's too dark when we get home to be able to go out and have the kids play or do their sports, or to grill out."

IF PASSED --

STEUBE'S BILL WOULD ALSO UNITE ALL OF FLORIDA IN THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

RIGHT NOW --

THE WESTERN PART OF THE PANHANDLE IS IN THE CENTRAL TIME ZONE.

COMING UP TONIGHT ON ABC-SEVEN NEWS AT 7 --

HEAR WHY MANY PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

FROM GOLFERS TO BOATERS TO TEACHERS --

ARE HOPING FLORIDA ADOPTS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR ROUND.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, RD, ABC-7 Return to index of stories...


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TZ1A DUNE BUGGY-SOTVO


".my life flashed before my eyes"

IT WAS A LEE COUNTY DUNE BUGGY ACCIDENT --

BUT THE BOYS HURT WERE ON MOTORIZED BIKES --

AND THE GUYS IN THE BUGGY THAT HIT THEM TOOK OFF.

GET MORE ON A BIZARRE HIT AND RUN NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B SHARK DRAGGERS-vo


AND THESE GUYS MADE US CRINGE WHEN WE SAW WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO A SHARK.GET MORE ON WHAT THEY DID IN COURT TODAY. Return to index of stories...


JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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I75 FOG CRASH-VOTOPS


J-P TOLD YOU THERE WOULD BE FOG THIS MORNING.

HE WAS RIGHT.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, IT CAUSED A WRECK!

LOOK AT THIS.

IT HAPPENED ON I-75, BETWEEN THE BONITA BEACH ROAD AND IMMOKALEE ROAD EXISTS.

ONE CAR ENDED UP IN THE MEDIAN.

IT IMPACTED TRAFFIC IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

AT ONE POINT, THE DELAYS GOING SOUTH WERE ABOUT A HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Rather warm and somewhat humid will be the trend until a cold front arrives Friday evening. There is a low chance for rain, only 10% for the rest of tonight and Thursday. Fog will be an issue for early morning drivers Thursday morning with temperatures in the low 60s. Temperatures rebound to the low 80s Thursday and Friday ahead of the front. The front may bring some isolated showers or thunderstorms Friday evening before ushering in cooler air for the weekend. Temperatures will be below average through at least Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We are monitoring the overnight low temperature for Monday morning. It will in the low 40s for the urban corridor which means mid to upper 30s are possible for areas inland. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT OPEN-CLIP


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DUNE BUGGY AX-2SH PUSH


TWO LEE COUNTY BOYS ARE BADLY HURT --

AND THEIR PARENTS ARE DESPERATE TO FIND THE GUYS WHO CAUSED IT -- AND THEN BOLTED.

DEPUTIES SAY THE BOYS WERE RIDING A POWER BIKE IN BUCKINGHAM WHEN A DUNE BUGGY CRASHED INTO THEM--

BUT GAVE THE PARENTS FAKE NAMES AND NUMBERS.

ABC7'S NESTOR MONTOYA TALKED WITH ONE VICTIM-- AND HIS FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


DUNE BUGGY AX-PKG


".and I just remember screaming and yelling 'Oh my goodness, what did you just do?'":39

10 YEAR OLD JAMES SAYS HE FEELS LUCKY.

06:45:24 "Scariest thing of my life.":25

ON SATURDAY HE AND HIS FRIEND JACE WERE TAKING A JOYRIDE ON HIS NEW COLEMAN POWER BIKE DOWN LUCKETT ROAD IN BUCKINGHAM—

06:44:04 "And all of a sudden you could see this big side by side just drifting going full speed. It clipped my tire and I flew off.":14

".my life flashed before my eyes"

DEPUTIES SAY TWO OTHER GUYS WERE RIDING IN A DUNE BUGGY ON PANGOLA DRIVE AND DRIFTED—CRASHING INTO THEM.

A RELATIVE NEARBY WITNESSED THE CRASH AND CONTACTED THE BOYS' PARENTS—WHO SPOKE WITH THE DRIVER OF THE BUGGY.

06:50:19 "I asked for his information and just trusted that I was getting the right information.":24

BUT THEY DIDN'T—AND NOW THEY HAVE NO WAY OF TRACKING THEM DOWN.

ONE OF THE VICTIMS -- SUFFERED TWO FRACTURES ON HIS FOOT AND A CONCUSSION—THE OTHER A CUT SO DEEP IT NEEDED STAPLES.

06:26:23 "There's rocks, sharp rock. If they were hit head on, I don't even want to know what would have happened because it would have been really bad.":31

THEY'RE ASKING ANYONE WHO KNOWS ANYTHING TO COME FORWARD.

06:51:45 "They had been seen riding around the area for most of the day, so somebody saw them out there cruising around and knows who they are.":53

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DUNE BUGGY AX-OC


THE FAMILY IS NOW POSTING FLIERS AROUND THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEY'RE ASKING ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE A LEAD TO CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP


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EVERGLADES CITY FOOD TRUCK-OTS SOTVO


TODAY MARKS FOUR MONTHS SINCE HURRICANE IRMA RIPPED ITS WAY ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND NOW -- SOME WHO CAME TO OUR AREA TO HELP OUT -- ARE BEING ASKED TO LEAVE.

FOOD TRUCK OWNER 1244

"there's still a great need here for people"

THE FINER MEATS AND EATS TRUCK HAS BEEN SERVING FREE, HOT MEALS TO PEOPLE IN EVERGLADES CITY SINCE THE STORM HIT.

THE OWNER SAYS THEY STILL SERVE ABOUT 60 TO 80 MEALS A DAY.

BUT THAT NUMBER IS DWINDLING.

AND SOME OTHER RESTAURANT OWNERS SAY. IT'S A TIME TO MOVE ON. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES CITY FOOD TRUCK-SOTVO


E.C. RESTAURANT OWNER 5940

"you served the purpose the purpose is over its time for him to pack up and leave"

THE CITY CUT OFF THE WATER TO THE TRUCK.

THE MAYOR SAYS THAT'S BECAUSE THE WATER BILL HASN'T BEEN PAID --

BUT THE TRUCK OWNER DOESN'T THINK THAT'S TRUE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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SHARK DRAGGERS-VOTS VO


THREE MEN CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY-- AFTER THIS VIDEO WENT VIRAL-- WERE BACK IN COURT TODAY.

THE VIDEO SHOWS A SHARK VIOLENTLY DRAGGED BEHIND A BOAT UNTIL IT DIED.

BUT EVEN WITH THIS DAMAGING VIDEO.THE THREE MEN INVOLVED PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

THEIR NEXT COURT APPEARANCE IS MARCH SIXTH.

IF CONVICTED ON THE AGGRAVATED ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES-- THEY COULD GET UP TO FIVE YEARS IN JAIL-- AND A FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE. Return to index of stories...


DEAD IVY LEAGUE STUDENT-VO


WE PROMISED AN UPDATE.

WE HAVE ONE.

BUT IT'S NOT GOOD.

AN IVY LEAGUER WHO DISAPPEARED IN CALIFORNIA.

HAS NOW BEEN FOUND. DEAD.

BLAZE BERNSTEIN'S BODY WAS FOUND TUESDAY.

IT WAS IN THE BRUSH NEAR THE PARK HE DISAPPEARED FROM LAST WEEK.

POLICE THINK HE WAS MURDERED.

BERNSTEIN HAD BEEN HOME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR WINTER BREAK.

HE GOES TO SCHOOL AT U-PENN.

WE KNOW --

HE MET A FRIEND LAST TUESDAY AND THE TWO DROVE TO THE PARK.

THAT FRIEND SAYS HE WENT TO USE THE RESTROOM-- AND BERSTEIN WAS GONE WHEN HE CAME BACK. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TZ1) ME TOO GONE TOO FAR-VO


AN A-LIST ACTRESS SAYS THE "ME TOO" MOVEMENT HAS GONE TOO FAR.

WHAT SHE SAYS ABOUT A MAN'S RIGHT TO FLIRT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2) SOLAR CANOPY-VO


AND-- THERE'S A NEW FEATURE AT THE NAPLES ZOO.

WHY THIS CANOPY MEANS SOMETHING FOR YOU -- EVEN IF YOU DON'T GO TO THE ZOO. Return to index of stories...


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) CHARCO FIREFIGHTER-NATSVO


ahhh man what the ****

THAT'S A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER --

GRABBING A TEEN BY THE HAIR.

WATCH ABC7 NEWS AT 7!

WHY HE DID THAT.

AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FIREFIGHTER.

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7PM TZ2) MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-NATSVO


NATS OF DRONE

FIGHTING MOSQUITOES--

AND SAVING TAX PAYER MONEY!

AHEAD AT SEVEN--

HOW DRONES ARE BEING USED TO CONTROL THE PESKY BUGS. Return to index of stories...


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CATHERINE DENEUVE LETTER-2SH @ TOUCH CGRVL


A FRENCH FILM STAR IS SAYING -- NOT ME, TO THE "ME TOO" MOVEMENT.

LEGENDARY ACTRESS CATHERINE DENEAUVE IS AMONG 100 FRENCH WOMEN SIGNING AN OPEN LETTER IN THE "LE MONDE" NEWSPAPER.

IT DEFENDED MEN'S QUOTE-- FREEDOM TO PESTER--

CALLING IT AN INDISPENSABLE PART OF SEXUAL FREEDOM--

WARNS THAT THE AVALANCHE OF HARASSMENT CLAIMS COULD LEAD TO A NEW PURITANISM.

IT SAYS WHILE VIOLENCE IS NOT A PART OF SEDUCTION-- CLUMSY OR PERSISTENT FLIRTING IS NOT A CRIME. Return to index of stories...


JAMES FRANCO-WIPE VO


ALSO TONIGHT --

THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS CANCELED A PUBLIC EVENT WITH ACTOR JAMES FRANCO.

BECAUSE TWO WOMEN ARE ACCUSING THE GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT.

FRANCO DENIES WHAT THEY'RE SAYING --

BUT MADE IT A POINT TO SAY WOMEN SHOULD CONTINUE TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


JAMES FRANCO-SOTVO


I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long. I don't want to, you know, shut them down in any way.

FRANCO SAYS IF HE'S DONE SOMETHING WRONG HE WILL FIX IT. Return to index of stories...


ZOO SOLAR CANOPY-VO


A HUGE NEW SOLAR CANOPY IS UP AT THE NAPLES ZOO.

FPL INSTALLED SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY SIX SOLAR PANELS--

GENERATING ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.

THERE'S ALSO A SEVEN-FOOT SOLAR TREE-- SO GUESTS CAN KEEP THEIR CELL PHONES CHARGED-- AND KEEP TAKING THOSE PHOTOS.

IT'S PART OF FPL'S SOLAR NOW PROGRAM. WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN PAY 9 DOLLARS A MONTH TO SUPPORT SOLAR PROJECTS LIKE THIS ONE.

THE ENERGY GENERATED FROM THE PROJECT-- GOES BACK TO THE GRID. REACHING THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


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