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HEADLINES 4 MONTHS SINCE IRMA-VO IN BOXES
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP IRMA HELP BILL-SOTVO
CHARCO FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED-NATSVO EVERGLADES FOOD TRUCK-OC, SOTVO
CHARCO FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED-2 SHOT, SOTVO,SS EVERGLADES FOOD TRUCK-SOTVO
CHARCO FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED-NATSVO NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TZ1A) MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-NATSVO-WIPE
ICE 7 ELEVEN RAIDS-VOTOPS TZ1B) BEST DIETS OF 2018-VOTOPS-WIPE
ICE 7 ELEVEN RAIDS-TOUCH JP WX CTR-WX CTR
ICE 7 ELEVEN RAIDS-LLPKG JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
COLLIER BEAR ENCOUNTER-OC, SOT, OC WEATHER-WXWALL
COLLIER BEAR ENCOUNTER-SOT- ZM NEW AT 7:00-CLIP
COLLIER BEAR ENCOUNTER-SOT - OC MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-VO IN BAM
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-PKG
DAYLIGHT SAVING-ONCAM, CG, 2 SH W BAM MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-ONCAM
DAYLIGHT SAVING-SS IN BAM HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP
DAYLIGHT SAVING-PKG BEST DIETS OF 2018-SS IN TOUCH (2)
DAYLIGHT SAVING-SS IN BAM MEDITERRANEAN DIET-VO HALF SCREEN
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP FASTEST WEIGH LOSS PLAN-VOTOPS
CAR IN CANAL 911-OC, SOTVO WORST DIET OF 2018-SS IN TOUCH, BNR
CAR IN CANAL 911-SOTVO, ZM NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP
CAR IN CANAL 911-SOTVO, OC TZ 2 A) BUCKINGHAM BUGGY-SOTVO-WIPE
GET MORE: HOW TO ESCAPE SINKING CAR-OC, HALF SCREE TZ 2 B) DEAD TREE REFUND-SSTOPS
NEW DETAILS-CLIP TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
DEBATE ON DRILLING IN FLORIDA-2 SH , VO 11PM TZ 1) FL HOME SINKING-SOTVO
DEBATE ON DRILLING IN FLORIDA-SSTOPS 11PM TZ2) HOURSE SLAUGHTERED-SOTVO
TOSS TO BEN-2 SH W BAM, LIVE IN BAM CRIME ALERT-CLIP
SANIBEL DRILLING-LIVE BUCKINGHAM BUGGY-OC, SOTVO
SANIBEL DRILLING-VOTOPS BUCKINGHAM BUGGY-SOTVO
SANIBEL DRILLING-SOTVO HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING-OC, SS, VO
SANIBEL DRILLING-LIVE DEAD TREE REFUND-OC,SS
SANIBEL BACTERIA REPORT-OC, VO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-8 CLOSING LOGO SHOT
IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP  


HEADLINES


NEXT AT SEVEN --

BREAKING NEWS!

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER --

OFF THE JOB FOR THIS!

ahhhhh. what the **** man ahhh

YANKED BY THE HAIR AND ASSAULTED BY A FIREFIGHTER.

is that a knife?

yes that's a knife i have a knife on me!

stand your ground law!

WHAT STARTED THE CHAOS --

AND WHY IT TOOK TWO WEEKS TO GET HIM ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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CHARCO FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED-NATSVO


ahhhhh. what the **** man ahhh

BREAKING NEW VIDEO AT SEVEN--

OF A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER--

YANKING A TEEN BY THE HEAD. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED-2 SHOT, SOTVO,SS


ABC7 JUST GOT THIS VIDEO LESS THAN HOUR AGO.

THAT CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER --

IS OFF THE JOB TONIGHT.

I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

AND I'M JEFF BUTERA.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW.

THAT WAS JON MILL.

HE'S THE BATTALION FIRE CHIEF.

THE WHOLE THIS STARTED AS ROAD RAGE.

AND IT ESCALATED.

is that a knife?

yes that's a knife i have a knife on me!

stand your ground law!

POLICE SAY MILLER WAS STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT.

TWO TEENS IN A SILVER MERCEDES WERE IN FRONT OF HIM.

MILLER WAS MAD AT THEM -- HE SAYS THEY TRIED TO RAM HIM, COPS SAY THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF THAT.

BUT THEY DO SAY HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR--

OPENED THE TEENS' CAR DOOR--

AND STARTED YELLING AT THEM.

WE HAVE VIDEO OF THAT.

BUT AT ONE POINT --

MILLER SNATCHED THE TEEN'S PHONE AND DROVE AWAY.

BUT IT DIDN'T END THERE.

THE TECH-SAVVY TEENS USED 'FIND MY IPHONE' TO TRACK MILLER DOWN.

THE DUO STARTED HONKING AT HIS HOUSE.

MILLER CAME OUT WITH A GUN--

THEN DID THIS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIRE CHIEF ARRESTED-NATSVO


ahhhhh. what the **** man ahhh

IT HAPPENED TWO WEEKS AGO--

BUT HE WAS JUST ARRESTED ON TUESDAY ON BURGLARY AND BATTERY CHARGES --

AFTER POLICE SAW THE CELL PHONE VIDEO.

MILLER IS OUT ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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ICE 7 ELEVEN RAIDS-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS AT SEVEN --

WE HAVE NEW INFORMATION NOW --

ABOUT WHY FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AGENTS RAIDED FOUR 7-ELEVEN STORES IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


ICE 7 ELEVEN RAIDS-TOUCH


IT'S PART OF A NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN ON HIRING PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE ILLEGALLY.

IT'S DESCRIBED AS THE LARGEST OPERATION AGAINST AN EMPLOYER UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

ABC7'S NESTOR MATO IS BREAKING DOWN WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


ICE 7 ELEVEN RAIDS-LLPKG


IT WAS A CRACKDOWN ON THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.

FEDERAL AGENTS RAIDED FOUR 7-ELEVEN'S IN FORT MYERS -- LIKE THIS ONE — A HUNDRED MORE INSPECTED ACROSS THE NATION.

VO:

RIGHT NOW WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHICH LOCATIONS IN FORT MYERS WERE RAIDED.

THE AGENTS CONDUCTING EMPLOYMENT AUDITS AND INTERVIEWING WORKERS.

THESE RAIDS STEM FROM AN INVESTIGATION IN 2013. WHERE NINE 7-ELEVEN FRANCHISES AND MANAGERS WERE CHARGED IN OTHER STATES.

EIGHT HAVE PLEADED GUILTY. AND WERE ORDERED TO PAY MORE THAN 2-POINT-6 MILLION DOLLARS IN BACK WAGES.

CUSTOMERS HERE REACTING.

Mike Richardson

Customer

24:14-19

"It's what Donald trump said he was going to do so he's holding his word I guess."

Butt

26:23-25

"Nobody should hire if they don't have their papers."

Live

ICE BELIEVES 7-11 owners were hiring illegal immigrants and paying them less than minimum wage.

100 STORES WERE TARGETED IN THE SWEEP LEADING TO 21 ARRESTS.

NONE WERE ARRESTED HERE IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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COLLIER BEAR ENCOUNTER-OC, SOT, OC


NEW TONIGHT--

ABC7 GOT THE 9-1-1 CALL AFTER A COLLIER COUNTY MAN--

WAS ATTACKED BY A BEAR. ON HIS OWN LANAI!

:27-:32

i let my dog outside and there was a bear there and it attacked me

BUTTED TO

:48-:52

he got me on the face and i got a pretty bad slash on my face.

THAT WAS 41-YEAR-OLD ANDREW MEUNIER.

HERE'S WHAT HE SAYS HAPPENED.

LAST NIGHT--

HE WENT TO LET HIS DOG OUT--

AND HE SAW THE BEAR.

HE RAN BACK INSIDE--

AND WHEN HE POKED HIS HEAD OUT TO THE LANAI--

AND THE BEAR SWIPED AT HIS FACE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BEAR ENCOUNTER-SOT- ZM


1:10 -1:15

Dispatch: you're bleeding from the face and where else?

just my face.

BUTTED TO

2:17-2:25

Dispatch: do you have a bleeding disorder?

no. but i did just have a glass of wine so that might make it feel better

IT HAPPENED AT HIS CONDO--

AT THE AMBERTON APARTMENTS ALONG IMMOKALEE ROAD.

JUST TO POINT OUT--

GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL AND LAUREL OAK ELEMENTARY ARE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BEAR ENCOUNTER-SOT - OC


6:00-6:06

dispatch: do you know where that bear went?

i have no idea, it ran out my backdoor

SO FAR --

TRAPS ARE SET RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL GET YOU MORE ON THIS STORY TONIGHT AT 11. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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DAYLIGHT SAVING-ONCAM, CG, 2 SH W BAM


RIGHT NOW--

COMPETING BILLS TO KEEP FLORIDA ON STANDARD TIME OR DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.

SOME WANT DAYLIGHT SAVING ALL YEAR LONG.SOME WANT STANDARD TIME ALL YEAR.

AND OTHERS SAY THE ENTIRE STATE SHOULD BE IN THE SAME TIME ZONE.

WE POSTED IT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE WHAT YOU THINK--

A DRASTIC AMOUNT OF YOU SAYING YES TO KEEP DAYLIGHT SAVING, OR SUMMER TIME.

ABC7'S ROSS DIMATTEI IS HERE GETTING US MORE ON HOW OUR DAYS COULD CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVING-SS IN BAM


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERING A BILL --

TO ADOPT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR-ROUND IN FLORIDA --

INSTEAD OF RESETTING OUR CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR.

MANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSINESSES WOULD BENEFIT FROM MORE SUNSHINE IN THE EVENING HOURS OF THE WINTER MONTHS.

THEY'RE ARGUING --

AFTER ALL --

FLORIDA IS THE SUNSHINE STATE. Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVING-PKG


16:05:25-:28

Why do we have to lose daylight saving time? We want it.

LESLIE MITCHELL IS A FORMER TEACHER --

WHO SAYS ADOPTING DAYLIGHT SAVING YEAR-ROUND --

WOULD MEAN MORE SUNSHINE FOR STUDENTS AFTER SCHOOL.

16:05:58-:05

It gives the students after school more time for their entertainment, activities, recreation, athletics. That's very positive.

PLUS --

SHE SAYS SHE'S SICK OF ADAPTING TO THE NEW TIME TWICE A YEAR.

16:06:55-:01

You're hungry when you're not used to being hungry. And you don't want to go to sleep when you think you're supposed to be going to sleep. It's very disruptive.

SHE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE SUPPORTING THE BILL.

GOLF COURSES WOULD GAIN A LOT FROM AN EXTRA HOUR OF SUNSHINE DURING SEASON.

16:02:02-:18

I'd get an extra hour's worth of golfers or tee times. An extra 30-40 players. It effects our revenue and it makes it safer for the golfers

AND BOATERS BELIEVE IT WOULD BOOST BUSINESS TOO.

15:58:52-:04

I think it would help the tourism industry because a lot of people don't like to go out at night. Jet ski people and the parasails, they're not going to be pulling parasails at night I dont think haha.

And if the bIll passes, it would unite all of florida in the eastern time zone.

SOT: "sometimes, I'm in a different time zone. Whether I'm in Pensacola, Panama City, or Miami, two times are challenging." Return to index of stories...


DAYLIGHT SAVING-SS IN BAM


IN MY INTERVIEWS TODAY --

I WAS HARD-PRESSED TO FIND ANYONE OPPOSED TO ADOPTING DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR-ROUND.

BUT ONE POTENTIAL PROBLEM --

IS WHILE WE WOULD GAIN AN EXTRA HOUR OF SUNLIGHT IN THE EVENING DURING THE WINTER --

THE SUN WOULD RISE AN HOUR LATER IN THE MORNING --

MEANING IT WOULD BE DARKER OUTSIDE AND POTENTIALLY MORE DANGEROUS FOR KIDS WHILE WALKING OR WAITING FOR A RIDE TO SCHOOL.

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


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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CAR IN CANAL 911-OC, SOTVO


A NAPLES WOMAN --

SOUNDED FRANTIC, SOUNDED SCARED --

BUT SAVED HERSELF AND A FIVE MONTH OLD BABY--

AFTER HER CAR WENT INTO A CANAL.

HERE'S THE 911 CALL.

Take 911

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

NICOLE SWINK SAYS SHE WAS BABYSITTING FOR A FAMILY FRIEND.

FRIDAY--

SHE TRIED TO PULL OVER --

WHEN HER FOOT GOT STUCK BETWEEN THE GAS AND THE BRAKE.

AS THE CAR IS SINKING--

SHE CALLS 9-1-1.

YOU CAN HEAR HER STRUGGLE TO GET HER AND THE BABY OUT. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN CANAL 911-SOTVO, ZM


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."

THE PHONE THEN GOES DEAD.

BUT WHAT WE DON'T HEAR --

SHE GOT OUT SAFELY --

AND GOT THE BABY OUT TOO.

IT HAPPENED ON 29TH AVENUE NORTHEAST IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

TODAY--

WE TALKED TO HER HUSBAND. Return to index of stories...


CAR IN CANAL 911-SOTVO, OC


RICHARD SWINK

NICOLE'S HUSBAND

13:37

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

SWINK AND THE BABY ARE OKAY.

SHE CREDITS HER LIFE TO THE DISPATCHER WHO HELPED HER.

AND IT TURNS OUT--

THAT DISPATCHER--

IS STILL TRAINING AND HAS ONLY BEEN WITH COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: HOW TO ESCAPE SINKING CAR-OC, HALF SCREE


LET'S GET YOU MORE--

IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN THAT SITUATIONN--

THERE ARE THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD REMEMBER.

SEATBELTS, WINDOWS, GET OUT.

WITH WATER RUSHING IN -

20 SECONDS IS ALL IT TAKES TO ESCAPE.

UNDO YOUR SEATBELT AND THEN YOUR KIDS.

THEN GET THE WINDOWS OPEN.

EXPERTS SAY MOST CARS WITH ELECTRIC WINDOWS WILL WORK FOR AT LEAST 30 TO 60 SECONDS.

THEN GET OUT. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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DEBATE ON DRILLING IN FLORIDA-2 SH , VO


BIG NEWS IMPACTING FLORIDA --

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT ALLOW OIL DRILLING OFF FLORIDA'S COAST.

THE CHANGE OF HEART COMES JUST FIVE DAYS AFTER --

INTERIOR SECRETARY RYAN ZIN-Key --

ANNOUNCED THE OFFSHORE DRILLING PLAN--

WHICH IS A FIVE YEAR PLAN TO BRING 47 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS TO U.S. COASTS.

HERE'S A MAP.

ZINKE SAYS AFTER MEETING WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT--

HE TOOK FLORIDA OFF THE TABLE. Return to index of stories...


DEBATE ON DRILLING IN FLORIDA-SSTOPS


BUT FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC SENATOR BILL NELSON--

CALLED IT A POLITICAL STUNT ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

TODAY HE FILED A BILL TO PERMANENTLY *BAN DRILLING OFF FLORIDA COAST.

SAYING OUR ECONOMY SHOULDN'T BE USED AS A POLITICAL FOOTBALL.

SCOTT IS RUMORED TO RUN AGAINST NELSON FOR SENATE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BEN-2 SH W BAM, LIVE IN BAM


WHILE FLORIDA IS OFF THE TABLE NOW--

THERE'S STILL NOT A NEW PLAN.

IF DRILLING DOES COME TO OUR COASTS--

PEOPLE SAY IT WILL THREATEN OUR MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR TOURISM INDUSTRY.

ABC7S BEN HENRY IS GETTING US MORE ON WHAT THIS WOULD MEAN FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL DRILLING-LIVE


THERE ARE PROS AND CONS TO OFF SHORE DRILLING.

BUT — FOR THOSE I SPOKE WITH TODAY — THEY FEEL KEEPING THESE BEACHES AND WATER CLEAN ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN TAKING THE RISK TO FIND OIL. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL DRILLING-VOTOPS


A FEW OF THOSE PROS -- THE INTERIOR SECRETARY LAID OUT INCLUDED A SPIKE IN JOBS AND HAVING A NEW REVENUE STREAM.

FOR THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS THIS COULD BRING: I SPOKE WITH THE CALOOSA WATERKEEPER — HE TELLS ME THE BIGGEST CONCERN IS WITH OUR ECOSYSTEM WITH A POTENTIAL OIL SPILL. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL DRILLING-SOTVO


"We can explore for fossil fuels in other areas. but this is the Gulf. The Florida coast side is very sensitive to potential spills."

13:11:55 - 12:04

"Property value issues, there's recreation issues, there's human health issues if a spill occurs." Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL DRILLING-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...


SANIBEL BACTERIA REPORT-OC, VO


AND GOOD NEWS FOR LEE COUNTY COASTLINES.

ENVIRONMENTALISTs SAY WATER QUALITY IS IMPROVING.

THE LAST FEW WEEKS OFFICIALS SPOTTED HIGHER LEVELS OF RED TIDE.

FRESH WATER RELEASES FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE HAVE BEEN DECREASING.

THERE ARE STILL SIGNS OF RED TIDE AND FISH KILLS IN LEE COUNTY.

BUT they HOPE THE REDUCED WATER RELEASES WILL HELP. Return to index of stories...


IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP


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4 MONTHS SINCE IRMA-VO IN BOXES


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAWMAKER WANTS TO HELP THOSE PEOPLE LEFT HOMELESS AFTER IRMA.

STATE REP DANE EAGLE WANTS TO EXEMPT THOSE PEOPLE FROM PAYING PROPERTY TAXES --

UNTIL THEY CAN RETURN HOME.

WE TALKED TO ONE WOMAN IN BUCKINGHAM --

WHO STILL CAN'T LIVE UNDER HER OWN ROOF. Return to index of stories...


IRMA HELP BILL-SOTVO


iz / 13:14:45 That would be a tremendous help because we're having to pay for pod storage of all our belongings. 13:14:52

BUTTED TO

12:28:05 Fences, irrigation the list goes on and on

EAGLE CALLS HIS PLAN --

THE HURRICANE IRMA TAX RELIEF ACT.

YOU COULD ONLY TAKE ADVANTAGE IF THE HOUSE THAT'S DAMAGED IS YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE.

NO GO IF IT'S JUST YOUR WINTER HOME.

IF IT PASSES IT WILL COST THE STATE AN ESTIMATED $12-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES FOOD TRUCK-OC, SOTVO


EVERGLADES CITY WAS ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES HIT HARDEST BY IRMA.

MANY PEOPLE ARE *STILL RELYING ON A FOOD TRUCK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO EAT.

BUT SOME CITY OFFICIALS SAY ITS TIME FOR THE TRUCK TO LEAVE. BUT PEOPLE WHO LIVE SAY THEY NEED IT.

515 because we don't have no money we don't have no home we're just barely surviving by the thin thin thin and these people here are really helping out a lot

DOUG MEYER FROM MINNESOTA RUNS THE TRUCK.

HE SAYS he's STILL SERVING AROUND 60 TO 80 MEALS A DAY.

THE MAYOR SAYS IT'S TIME FOR EVERGLADES CITY TO GET BACK ON ITS FEET. ON ITS OWN.

SOME SAY. TO DO THAT. THE FINER MEATS AND EATS TRUCK HAS GOT TO GO. Return to index of stories...


EVERGLADES FOOD TRUCK-SOTVO


1520 it's the fact that the people in the community aren't being taken care of like they should be by their own community so we're going to stay here until it's done

THE CITY SAYS THE WATER TO THE FOOD TRUCK HAS BEEN SHUT OFF BECAUSE A BILL HASN'T BEEN PAID.

BUT THE FOOD TRUCK SAYS OTHERWISE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ1A) MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-NATSVO-WIPE


nats of drone

RIGHT NOW -- THEY USE BULKY PLANES.

BUT NEXT --

WHY AND HOW LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL MAY ATTACK PESTS.WITH DRONES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1B) BEST DIETS OF 2018-VOTOPS-WIPE


CUTTING CARBS--COUNTING CALORIES.

LOW FAT OR HIGH FAT.

WHAT'S THE BEST DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT FAST!!!

ABC7 HAS THE ANSWER STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


JP WX CTR-WX CTR


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST IS NOT VERBATIM, BUT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY OUR ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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 AT 7:00-CLIP


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MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-VO IN BAM


EVERYONE'S USING DRONES.

LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL MAY START USING THEM TOO.

ABC7'S DISCOVERED TODAY --

COUNTY LEADERS ARE CONSIDERING USING THEM TO FIGHT PESTS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-PKG


53:12 a big focus in what we're doing now is looking at what are called UAS which are unmanned aerial systems 18

ERIC JACKSON HAS SEEN US USE SKY7 FOR OUR NEWSCASTS.

HE SAYS DRONES LIKE THIS ONE HAVE MORE USES THAN YOU THINK.

54:02 were look at methods where we could actually use that for surveillance to monitor and see where we have larvae in the county places that are harder to get to 12

RIGHT NOW --

INSPECTORS TRY TO FIND MOSQUITO LARVAE BEFORE THEY BECOMES ADULTS.

58:48 our inspectors are out in the field and in those places where those mosquitoes are breeding and our inspectors are getting bitten 54

DRONES WOULD HELP THEM DO THAT --

AND HOPEFULLY SAVE TIME AND MONEY.

05 where it takes them 8 hours to do ten acres you can do ten acres in about an hour 09

SO WITH ALL OF THESE BENEFITS- WHY ARENT THEY USING DRONES YET?

05:49 being a government agency the rules may be different for us than it would be for a private citizen or even a private company 57

AND THEY SAY THOSE RULES-AREN'T EVEN WRITTEN YET.

06:30 what we need to do is make sure that we're complying and the FAA is working on those rules as we speak 36

SO FOR NOW-THEIR TIMELINE IS UNCLEAR.

00:32 for us it's still something that's a ways into the future 36 Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO DRONE TRAINING-ONCAM


MOSQUITO CONTROL SAYS ALL OF THEIR PILOTS ARE LICENSED AND READY FOR WHEN THAT DAY COMES. Return to index of stories...


HEALTHY LIVING-CLIP


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BEST DIETS OF 2018-SS IN TOUCH (2)


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! LISTEN UP.

WE HAVE THE LIST OF THE BEST DIETS OF 2018!

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RELEASED THEM THIS WEEK.

AND FIRST PLACE IS A TIE.

MEDITERRANEAN AND THE 'DASH' DIET HAVE BEEN PROVEN THE HEALTHIEST CHOICE.

THE DASH DIET--

SIMPLY MEANS EATING MORE VEGGIES, FRUITS AND LOW-FAT DAIRY FOODS.

WHILE CUTTING WAY BACK ON ANY FOOD HIGH IN SATURATED FAT.

AND-- LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF SALT. Return to index of stories...


MEDITERRANEAN DIET-VO HALF SCREEN


THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET--

HAS BEEN KNOWN AS THE EASIEST DIET TO FOLLOW.

IT EMPHASIZES PLANT-BASED COOKING, WITH THE MAJORITY OF MEALS FOCUSED ON FRUITS, VEGGIES, WHOLE GRAINS, BEANS AND SEEDS.

MEAT CAN MAKE A RARE APPEARANCE--

BUT USUALLY ONLY TO FLAVOR A DISH. Return to index of stories...


FASTEST WEIGH LOSS PLAN-VOTOPS


BUT HERE'S WHAT MOST OF US WANT TO KNOW.

WHICH IS THE FASTEST AND LONGEST LASTING WEIGHT-LOSS PLAN --

** WEIGHT WATCHERS!

THE COMPANY FOCUSES ON THE 'BEYOND THE SCALE PROGRAM.

BUT, DOESN'T LIMIT YOU TO ANY TYPES OF FOOD.YOU CAN EAT ANYTHING AS LONG AS YOU COUNT THE POINTS.

BY THE WAY.THE EXPERTS SAY FAST IS CONSIDERED 2 POUNDS A WEEK. Return to index of stories...


WORST DIET OF 2018-SS IN TOUCH, BNR


AND THE WORST CHOICE--

THE HIGH PROTEIN--

HIGH FAT--

AND LOW CARB DIET KNOWN AS THE KETO.

EXPERTS RANKED THE DIET POORLY ON LONG-TERM WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS, EASE OF USE AND OVERALL IMPACT ON HEALTH.

FOR THE FULL LIST--

HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE--

ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP


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TZ 2 A) BUCKINGHAM BUGGY-SOTVO-WIPE


06:46:25 "I remember riding, dune buggy drifting. I flew, my life flashed before my eyes

TWO LEE COUNTY BOYS --

HIT BY A DUNE BUGGY AND SENT TO THE HOSPITAL!

WHY THE HEALTH OF THE BOYS IS NOT THE ONLY CONCERN FOR PARENTS NOW.

THAT'S NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ 2 B) DEAD TREE REFUND-SSTOPS


PLUS--

WHY THIS LADY TRIED TO RETURN --

HER DEAD--

DRIED OUT CHRISTMAS TREE--

AND GOT A REFUND! Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ 1) FL HOME SINKING-SOTVO


Steve Berg/ Neighbor

"When I mow my lawn sometimes on this side I feel sponginess or something, it feels funny."

TONIGHT AT 11.

FLORIDA NEIGHBORS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR PROPERTIES---

AFTER A WOMAN'S HOUSE STARTS SINKING.GET MORE ON WHERE THIS IS HAPPENING

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11PM TZ2) HOURSE SLAUGHTERED-SOTVO


This whole area is a graveyard that's what's concerning to me

AND DOZENS OF BAGS FOUND IN FLORIDA WITH HORSES BODIES INSIDE---

WHY INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THEY WERE ACTUALLY KILLED SOMEWHERE ELSE. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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BUCKINGHAM BUGGY-OC, SOTVO


LEE COUNTY PARENTS ARE DESPERATE TO FIND THE PEOPLE WHO HIT THEIR BOYS WITH A DUNE BUGGY.

THE TWO WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

ONE OF THE VICTIMS TALKED TO US BUT DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE.

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

SATURDAY HE AND HIS FRIEND WERE TAKING A JOYRIDE ON HIS NEW COLEMAN POWER BIKE.

THEY WERE HEADING DOWN LUCKETT ROAD IN BUCKINGHAM WHEN THEY WERE HIT. Return to index of stories...


BUCKINGHAM BUGGY-SOTVO


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

THE TWO THEN GAVE PARENTS FAKE INFORMATION.

NOW FAMILY IS POSTING FLIERS AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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


HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING-OC, SS, VO


A TRAINING EXERCISE IN FORT MYERS IS GOING TO TIE UP TRAFFIC TOMORROW.

MORE THAN 20 AGENCIES WILL TRAIN FOR A TERROR ATTACK ON M-L-K BOULEVARD AND FOWLER STREET.

WILLARD STREET AND ROYAL PALM AVENUE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE EXERCISE BETWEEN 8 A-M AND 2 P-M.

IF YOU'RE DRIVING THAT WAY---

TRY USING U-S 41 AND COLONIAL BOULEVARD INSTEAD

THEY WILL SIMULATE A RAILROAD ATTACK,

BUSINESSES HAVE ALREADY BEEN WARNED.

ACTORS WILL BE USED FOR HOSTAGE AND INJURY ROLE PLAY. Return to index of stories...


DEAD TREE REFUND-OC,SS


A BIZARRE STORY.

A WOMAN IN CALIFORNIA TRIED TO GET A REFUND ON A DEAD CHRISTMAS TREE-

AND IT WORKED!

A CUSTOMER AT COSTCO IN SANTA CLARITA TOOK THIS PICTURE.

APPARENTLY THE WOMAN BROUGHT IN THE DEAD TREE ON JANUARY FOURTH-

DEMANDED A REFUND-

AND SHE GOT IT.

OTHER CUSTOMERS WERE SHOCKED-

AND EVEN CRITICIZING HER FOR RETURNING IT. Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-8 CLOSING LOGO SHOT


ADLIB POINTS

WE'RE BACK AT 11. Return to index of stories...