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DIRECTORS PAGE B) PIZZA PERFUME-SSTOPS
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP SUPERBOWL SEX INDUSTRY-TC MON VO
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-VOTOPS-TC MON VO SUPERBOWL SEX INDUSTRY-PKG
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-VOTOPS SUPERBOWL SEX INDUSTRY-ONCAM
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-3SOTVO PIZZA PERFUME-SS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP FIRED FOR BEING PREGNANT-VO
ABANDONED DOG FOLO-VO-WIPE WEIGHT FATE-VO
ABANDONED DOG FOLO-SOTVO MAKING CAPE GAY FRIENDLY-VO
TEEN ROBBER HELD-SS-VO-WIPE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
TEEN ROBBER HELD-SOTVO FLORIDA TIME-VOTOPS
DAYCARE LOCKDOWN-VO-WIPE TEASE TWO-CAM 10
DAYCARE LOCKDOWN-2SOTVO TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-SOT TO BREAK
PEDESTRIAN KILLED-VO-WIPE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
PEDESTRIAN KILLED-SOTVO FGCU MEN-POPMON
TEXTING AND DRIVING CRASH-SS(2) FGCU MEN-VOTOPS
CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-TRX-SS-VO FGCU MEN-SOTTOPS
CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-SOTVO PHILIP-VOTOPS
LT GOV SWEARING IN-SS FM VEROT-VOTOPS
SPECIAL ELECTION SET-ONCAM CAPE CORAL-POPMON
THINGS TO DO OPEN-CLIP CAPE CORAL-VOTOPS
ARTFEST FORT MYERS-BNC-VO BISHOP VEROT TAMPA PREP-VOTOPS
NAPLES BOAT SHOW-VOTOPS BISHOP VEROT TAMPA PREP-SOTTOPS
EDISON CAR SHOW-CGTOPS EVERBLADES
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP SUPER BOWL 48-POPMON
TEASE ONE------------ SUPER BOWL 48-VOTOPS
TZ1A FIRED FOR BEING PREGNANT-VOTOPS SUPER BOWL 48-SOTTOPS
TZ1B SUPER BOWL SEX INDUSTRY-SOTVO PRATER-VOTOPS
STORMWARN 7 JP WX OPEN-CLIP PRATER-SOTTOPS
WEATHER-PWC TOSS TO BREAK-POP
WEATHER-WXWALL FLORIDA TIME-VO
TZ EXTRA------------ CLOSE 11PM-3SHOT
A) SUPER BOWL SEX INDUSTRY-VOTOPS  


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


STRANDED, SUFFERING, AND STEAMING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

NOW AT 11 --

WHY ONE NIGHTMARE DAY AT THE AIRPORT --

STRETCHED INTO TWO!

PLUS --

COPS SAY THIS FORT MYERS TEEN TRIED TO ROB TWO MEN AT GUNPOINT.

HE WOULD UP ARRESTED -- AND BRUISED.

WE JUST TALKED TO ONE OF THE MEN WHO DOLED OUT THE BLACK EYE.

AND IT'S A COMMENT --

YOU WON'T BELIEVE.

WHAT A FLORIDA WOMAN SAYS HER BOSS USED AS AN EXPLANATION --

WHEN FIRING HER FOR BEING PREGNANT! Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-VOTOPS-TC MON VO


TWO STRANGERS.

ONE BENCH.

AND SIMILAR SOB STORIES.

OUR TOP STORY --

THOSE TWO --

LIKE SO MANY OTHERS --

ARE STRANDED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TONIGHT.

ALLEGIANT CANCELLED EVERY SINGLE FLIGHT OUT OF PUNTA GORDA TODAY --

ONE DAY AFTER CANCELLING NUMEROUS OTHER FLIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-VOTOPS


THAT MEANT MARTHA OTTO COULDN'T LEAVE TO GO HOME TO PENNSYLVANIA TODAY.

SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE YESTERDAY.

CAN'T GET BACK UNTIL AFTER THE WEEKEND.

DONALD BAILEY'S TRYING TO GET A GRAND OPENING OF A BUILDING HE'D WORKED MONTHS ON.

HE WON'T.

IT'S SUNDAY.

HE CAN'T GET TO TENNESSEE BEFORE THAT.

FLIGHT CANCELLED FOR TWO DAYS.

FOR SO MANY --

IT WAS A HEAD-IN-THEIR-HANDS KIND OF DAY. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIRLINES WOES-3SOTVO


12:01-12:05 "They handed you the paper and said its up to you. Find your own way home. "

14:03-14:06 "I've been here all day and at 2 o clock they canceled the flight again. "

12:17-12:23 "I think there's more to it than meets the eye. I don't think they are telling us the truth of what's going on. "

ALLEGIANT AND AIRPORT OFFICIALS BLAMED BAD WEATHER FOR CANCELLATIONS.

BUT --

A-B-C 7 ALSO TALKED TO THE AIRPORT DIVISION OF THE TEAMSTERS.

THEY PLACED BLAME ON THE AIRLINE AND THE AIRPORT --

FOR NOT UPGRADING EQUIPMENT TO HELP THEM DEAL WITH BAD WEATHER. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED DOG FOLO-VO-WIPE


NEW AT ELEVEN --

A MAN WHO ATTEMPTED TO SAVE A DOG COMES FORWARD.

THE PUG MIX WAS LEFT TO DIE AT A DOG PARK IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

SHE WAS FOUND IN JUDD PARK ALONG WITH A BED AND A JACKET COVERING HER.

KEVIN GRIMES - A PET LOVER - FOUND THE DOG AND TRIED TO SAVE HER.

HE BROUGHT THE PUG TO HIS OWN VET.

BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

A SOFTBALL SIZED TUMOR HAD EXPLODED.

VETS WERE FORCED TO PUT THE DOG DOWN. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED DOG FOLO-SOTVO


02:33:38:07

Kevin Grimes/Found Abandoned Dog: "It would almost appear to me that the family, whoever had it, didn't have the money to take care of it."

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES ARE LOOKING FOR THE OWNER.

IF YOU RECOGNIZED THE DOG GIVE THEM A CALL. Return to index of stories...


TEEN ROBBER HELD-SS-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT ABC-7 REACHED OUT TO A GOOD SAMARITANS --

ROBBED AT GUNPOINT.

HE DIDN'T WANT TO TALK.

UNDERSTANDABLE -- AFTER THE DANGER HE AND A FRIEND WERE PUT IN.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY 16-YEAR-OLD ADRIAN MANGUAL-AYALA WAS GETTING A RIDE FROM THEM THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

THAT'S WHEN INVESTIGATORS SAY --

HE HELD A GUN TO THE DRIVERS HEAD.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER HANDED OVER CASH.

BUT THE PASSENGER TOOK MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS --

AND DISARMED THE TEEN.

OFFICERS SAY WHEN THEY GOT TO THE SCENE --

THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE HOLDING MANGUAL-AYALA ON THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


TEEN ROBBER HELD-SOTVO


21:14:54-21:15:05

"I don't know. As a parent, 16-years-old, his life is already gone and

he's only 16. He hasn't had a chance to live his life."

THE TEEN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR INJURIES FROM THE SCUFFLE.

MANGUAL-AYALA IS FACING ARMED ROBBERY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE LOCKDOWN-VO-WIPE


INVESTIGATION CLOSED.

TONIGHT DEPUTIES KNOW WHAT WAS INSIDE THE SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE --

THAT PUT A NEIGHBORHOOD ON LOCKDOWN TODAY.

THIS ALL WENT DOWN ON A BUSY GOLDEN GATE STREET.

COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO INVESTIGATE A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE AT THE PARK EAST PLAZA.

THEY WORRIED IT WAS EXPLOSIVE.

BUT INSIDE THEY FOUND CRYSTALS OR BEADS.

JUST ACROSS THE STREET --

80 CHILDREN WERE ON LOCKDOWN INSIDE A DAYCARE. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE LOCKDOWN-2SOTVO


Yaima Reyes

Here We Grow Day Care4

4:50-44:55

When they are under my care if course you get nervous

Anne gabriel

Mother

16:18-16:23

I didn't know. Thank god I didn't know.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE PACKAGE WAS DROPPED OFF BY A MOTHER OF A MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT NEARBY.

DEPUTIES REMOVED THE PACKAGE SAFELY FROM THE SCENE.

IT WAS GIVEN TO THE BOMB UNIT FOR DISPOSAL. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN KILLED-VO-WIPE


WRONG PLACE --

WRONG TIME.

A MAN IS DEAD TONIGHT --

AFTER BEING HIT BY A TRUCK --

AS IT VEERED OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD THIS AFTERNOON.

LUIS DIEZ WAS WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK ABOUT LUNCHTIME.

AND TROOPERS TELL US CHRISTOPHER VETTER WAS DRIVING THE WHITE TRUCK.

VITTER FIRST SMACKED ANOTHER CAR, LOST CONTROL, THEN SPIRALED OFF THE ROAD.

THAT'S WHEN HE HIT DIEZ -- BEFORE RAMMING A POWER POLE, SPIDER-WEBBING HIS WINDSHIELD AND SETTLING IN A DITCH.

DIEZ WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN KILLED-SOTVO


Christopher Craig Jr./Witness/21:33:31 "everybody from on the road, to target - were all here , running screaming calling 911 as fast as they could."

WITNESSES SAY THEY WON'T FORGET WHAT THEY SAW.

VITTER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL.

BUT HE'LL BE FINE.

TROOPERS DON'T THINK HE'D BEEN DRINKING. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING AND DRIVING CRASH-SS(2)


NEW AT 11 --

TEXTING-AND-DRIVING TRIGGERED A SERIOUS CRASH IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AT FOWLER AND EDWARDS.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY A WOMAN HIT A SIGN IN THE MEDIAN --

DROVE UP THE SIDEWALK --

THEN COLLIDED WITH A TREE.

SHE ONLY SUFFERED SOME MINOR INJURIES.

AND WHEN COPS QUESTIONED HER --

SHE CONFESSED SHE WAS TEXTING HER FRIEND.

ABOUT A CAT!

IT DISTRACTED HER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-TRX-SS-VO


THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION --

AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD OPERATION.

IT SPANNED MULTIPLE CITIES.

NORTH PORT POLICE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH CAPE COPS TO MONITOR A SUSPICIOUS SITUATION INVOLVING A FORD FUSION.

ONCE THEY GOT A WARRANT TO SEARCH THE CAR --

DETECTIVES FOUND 17 POUNDS OF POT.

THAT CAR LED CAPE POLICE TO A HOUSE ON MOHAWK PARKWAY --

INSIDE THEY FOUND EQUIPMENT YOU WOULD USE TO GROW POT.

ONE OF THE SUBJECTS -- WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT FOR SUBJECTING HER CHILD TO THE HUB OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-SOTVO


4:51 one of the occupants was housing her small child as a result of housing child in a place where criminal activity going on she endangered with the grow house operations 5:04

AND ON TOP OF THAT --

DETECTIVES FOUND EVIDENCE OF AN ONGOING CREDIT CARD FRAUD SCHEME. Return to index of stories...


LT GOV SWEARING IN-SS


LOOKING AHEAD --

CARLOS LOPEZ CANTERA WILL TAKE THE OATH MONDAY --

AS FLORIDA'S 19TH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.

THE MIAMI PROPERTY APPRAISER REPLACES JENNIFER CARROLL WHO RESIGNED LAST YEAR.

THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S SWEARING-IN CEREMONY STARTS IN HOUSE CHAMBERS MONDAY NIGHT AT 5. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL ELECTION SET-ONCAM


WE'VE ALSO LEARNED TONIGHT --

WHEN YOU'LL ELECT A NEW CONGRESSMAN.

GOVERNOR SCOTT SET ELECTION DATES TO FILL TREY RADEL'S VACANT SEAT.

PRIMARY -- APRIL 22ND.

GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 24TH.

RADEL RESIGNED MONDAY --

AFTER HIS COCAINE BUST. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO OPEN-CLIP


THINGS TO DO OPEN Return to index of stories...


ARTFEST FORT MYERS-BNC-VO


IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT --

AND WE'RE ALL READY FOR THE WEEKEND.

IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE PLANS YET -

WE HAVE SOME OPTIONS FOR YOU.

ARTFEST IS GOING ON IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

IT'S WRAPPED UP FOR THE NIGHT --

BUT IT PICKS BACK UP TOMORROW AND SUNDAY --

FROM TEN TO FIVE.

ADMISSION IS FREE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES BOAT SHOW-VOTOPS


THE 47TH ANNUAL NAPLES BOAT SHOW IS ALSO GOING ON ALL WEEKEND.

IT'S AT THE FLORIDA SPORTS PARK ON RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK ROAD.

IT'S OPEN TOMORROW AND SUNDAY FROM TEN TO FIVE.

TICKETS ARE TEN DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

KIDS GET IN FREE - WITH AN ADULT. Return to index of stories...


EDISON CAR SHOW-CGTOPS


AND TOMORROW --

YOU CAN SEE MORE THAN 100 ANTIQUE CARS AT THE "EDISON FORD ANTIQUE CAR SHOW."

IT'S AT THE EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES, ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

IT GOES FROM TEN A-M TO TWO P-M.

ADMISSION IS 15 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS.

FIVE FOR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE------------


A FLORIDA WOMAN SAYS SHE GOT FIRED.

FOR GETTING PREGNANT!

AND WAIT TIL YOU HEAR THE EXPLANATION FROM THE BUSINESS OWNER --

THAT WILL MAKE YOU DO A DOUBLE TAKE!

"the Super Bowl is gonna be huge for everyone in the industry."

NOT THE PIZZA INDUSTRY.

NOT WINGS.

NOT TELEVISIONS.

NO --

THE SEX INDUSTRY.

WHY THEY TOO ARE EXPECTING BIG THINGS FROM THE BIG GAME ON SUNDAY.

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TZ1A FIRED FOR BEING PREGNANT-VOTOPS


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TZ1B SUPER BOWL SEX INDUSTRY-SOTVO


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STORMWARN 7 JP WX OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


MORE WARMTH FOR THE WEEKEND

We closed the work week with plenty of clouds and scattered showers across the region. But Friday also featured warmer weather, with highs climbing into the 70s area wide.

The clouds and a few showers will persist this evening, with temps falling into the 60s. More clouds are likely overnight, with mild lows only in the mid 60s. Low clouds and fog may also develop late tonight towards daybreak.

The warmup continues into Saturday. The clouds will remain, but some sunshine is expected. Highs will climb into the low 80s. A few sprinkles will also be possible, but most areas will stay dry.

The weather improves greatly heading into Sunday. We will see plenty of sunshine all day long with even warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The dry and warm weather will stay in place for the start of next week as well. Expect plenty of sun both Monday & Tuesday, with highs again in the mid 80s.

A few sprinkles will be possible late week, but it still looks like many areas will remain dry. High temps all next week will stay in the 80s. Return to index of stories...


TZ EXTRA------------


IF YOU THOUGHT POLICE WERE JUST WORRIED ABOUT *SECURITY* AT THE SUPER BOWL --

YOU'RE WRONG.

TONIGHT --

ABC7 UNCOVERS WHY THEIR FOCUS HAS ALSO SHIFTED. TO SEX!

AND SMELL LIKE CHEESE AND PEPPERONI --

HOLD THE ANCHOVIES!

WHY A COMPANY'S SELLING A PIZZA PERFUME!

IN JUST 60 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) SUPER BOWL SEX INDUSTRY-VOTOPS


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B) PIZZA PERFUME-SSTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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SUPERBOWL SEX INDUSTRY-TC MON VO


IT'S A MAN'S SPORT.

THE SUPERBOWL IS A MAN'S DREAM.

TONIGHT - PLAYING ON THAT. THE SUPERBOWL IS GETTING SEXY.

OR SEXUAL.

NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY OFFICERS ARE READY FOR PROSTITUTES TO FLOOD BARS, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS NEAR METLIFE STADIUM.

NOT ONLY THAT - THEY ALSO WORRY ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

SO WHAT'S LEGAL.

WHAT'S NOT.

AND IN TONIGHT'S EXTRA -- WHY THIS IS A MONEY MAKER FOR SOME WOMEN. Return to index of stories...


SUPERBOWL SEX INDUSTRY-PKG


--

YOU CAN FIND THE ADS.

SEX AT THE SUPERBOWL.

--

"Randy"/ Bananasplit.com - "Sports happens to be the audience for our clientele."

--

THE BIG GAME IS BIG MONEY FOR THE SEX INDUSTRY.

JUST ASK PARTY PROMOTERS JUNIOR AND RANDY.

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"junior"/ Bananasplit.com - "We're selling the experience, the fantasy. Its simluated."

--

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THEY RUN A LEGAL COMPANY TO BOOK STRIPPERS.

--

RANDY - "You compared trafficking with stripping - those are two separate things."

--

SEX-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS ARE OFTEN CONTROLLED BY A PIMP WHO TAKES THE MONEY.

--

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STRIPPERS ARE LEGAL.

MOST KEEP A GOOD AMOUNT OF WHAT THEY EARN.

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Anonymous Stripper - "I think men think they can take advantage of women a lot of times."

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OTHERS LIKE JANMARIE BROWN WORRY THE HUGE SPORTING EVENT IS NOT A STAGE FOR FOOTBALL BUT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

--

Janmarie Brown/ Sexual Abuse Counselor - "At first it might be stripping but then it can, and for most of youth it has led to them taking it a little bit further and engaging in sexual exploitation."

--

KIMBERLY IS A SEX-TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR WHO WON'T SHOW HER FACE.

AT JUST 14 SHE WAS TRICKED AND TRAPPED INTO SEX SLAVERY. WHERE SHE FOUND SPORTS, MEN AND ALCOHOL TO BE A DANGEROUS COMBINATION.

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KIMBERLY/ Sex Slave Survivor - "Yeah! They're more aggressive. They're like real forceful. They were drunk. And it's like some of them take advantage of you."

--

AS THOUSANDS WILL FLOCK TO THE NEW YORK CITY AREA FOR SUPER BOWL 48 THEY'LL SEE BILLBOARDS AND OTHER FLYERS PROMOTING THE AWARENESS AMONG GIRLS, BOYS AND OTHERS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

--

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THYE'LL ALSO SEE A LARGE POLICE PRESENCE READY TO TAKE ON SEX-TRAFFICKING.

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Dep. Inspector Anthony Favale/ New York Police - "If you do come here, we're going to arrest you, and we're going to shame you."

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SUPERBOWL SEX INDUSTRY-ONCAM


N-Y-P-D OFFICERS AND OTHERS WILL WATCH TRAFFICKING HOTSPOTS.

THEY WILL BRING DOWN THE FULL FORCE OF THE LAW ON SEX-TRAFFICKERS AND INTERCEPT TO HELP VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


PIZZA PERFUME-SS


EVERYONE LOVES PIZZA!

BUT ENOUGH. TO SMELL LIKE IT?

ONE COMPANY CERTAINLY HOPES SO.

THEY SPECIALIZE IN STRANGE-SMELLING PERFUME.

AND THEY CONCOCTED A PIZZA VERSION!

PEOPLE WHO'VE TRIED IT SAY --

YES -- IT SMELLS JUST LIKE PIZZA.

AND NO -- IT'S NOT ALLURING.

DEMETER FRAGRANCE LIBRARY SELLS THIS ON THEIR WEBSITE FOR 15 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


FIRED FOR BEING PREGNANT-VO


A FLORIDA WOMAN SAYS SHE GOT FIRED FOR BEING PREGNANT!

NOW HER CO-WORKER IS FILING A LAWSUIT ON HER BE-HALF.

JULIO CANIZALES WAS A MANAGER AT THE GOLDEN LION IN FLAGLER COUNTY.

HE SAYS HE WENT TO THE OWNER TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WOMAN GETTING FIRED.

LISTEN TO THIS.

THE OWNER SAID SHE "WAS NOT GOING TO PAY UNEMPLOYMENT TO THIS PREGNANT WOMAN, THAT'S WHAT WELFARE IS FOR."

THE OWNERS AT THE GOLDEN LION HAVE NOT COMMENTED ON THE LAWSUIT. Return to index of stories...


WEIGHT FATE-VO


YOUR CHILD'S "WEIGHT FATE" MIGHT BE DECIDED EARLY ON!

A NEW STUDY FROM EMORY UNIVERSITY FOLLOWED KIDS FROM KINDGERGARTEN UP TO EIGHTH GRADE.

WHAT THEY FOUND WAS --

CHILDREN WHO WERE OVERWEIGHT WHEN THEY WERE FIVE --

WERE FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BECOME OBESE LATER IN LIFE.

THEY ZEROED IN ON THAT AGE.

FIVE.

KEY TO YOUR FUTURE BODY SHAPE. Return to index of stories...


MAKING CAPE GAY FRIENDLY-VO


CAPE CORAL LEADERS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THE CITY MORE "GAY FRIENDLY."

A NATIONAL GAY RIGHTS GROUP, THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN --

SCORED THE CITY 10 OUT OF 100.

THE CAPE SHARES SIMILAR RANKINGS WITH PLACES LIKE CASPER, WYOMING, AND BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA.

THE LOW NUMBER REPRESENTS A LACK OF LEGAL PROTECTIONS, ANTI-BULLYING POLICIES, AND A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY.

MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI HAS DIRECTED CITY STAFF TO LOOK AT THE ISSUE.

SHE WANTS TO ADD PROTECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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FLORIDA TIME-VOTOPS


FORGET EASTERN STANDARD OR THE CENTRAL TIME ZONE.

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

WHY FLORIDA MAY START FOLLOWING.

ITS OWN TIME!

THE NEW PLAN REVEALED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-CAM 10


WE'VE GOT TWO BUZZER BEATERS TONIGHT. HOW DOES THAT SOUND. PLUS A SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME GOAL. BY THIS VERY EXCITED BISHOP VEROT SOCCER STAR.

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TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-SOT TO BREAK


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-POPMON


IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING. STETSON UNIVERSITY IS NAMED AFTER JOHN STETON. THE GUY WHO CREATED THE FAMOUS STETSON HAT. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE CALLED THE HATTERS. AS FAR AS FGCU IS CONCERNED. STETSON CAN WEAR ALL THE HATS THEY WANT. THE EAGLES ARE LOOKING FOR A CROWN. THE ASUN CROWN. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-VOTOPS


EAGLES BACK AT THE NEST TONIGHT HOSTING STETSON. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MEN-SOTTOPS


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PHILIP-VOTOPS


THE EAGLES WERE PLAYING WITHOUT. JUNIOR FORWARD. PHILIP

HE'S BEEN SUSPENDED 3 GAMES FOR VIOLATING TEAM RULES.

PHILIP LEADS THE EAGLES IN 3 POINTERS MADE. Return to index of stories...


FM VEROT-VOTOPS


WAVE CAVE WAS ROCKING TONIGHT FOR BISHOP VEROT AND FORT MYERS.

UNDER A MINUTE TO GO - BISHOP VEROTS RICKY DOYLE GETS THE LOOSE BALL - GOING GLASS FOR TWO - PLUS THE FOUL - TIES THE GAME AT 55

LAST POSSESSION OF THE GAME - FORT MYERS RYAN ROBERTS ON THE DRIVE. NO

BUT MARK MATTHEWS STICKS IT BACK IN AS TIME EXPIRES -- THE GREEN WAVE STORM THE COURT -- FORT MYERS WIN AT THE BUZZER.57-55. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL-POPMON


22 PLAYERS. 2 GOALS. ONE BALL. THAT SOUNDS SIMPLE ENOUGH. BUT IT'S ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE. WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO WIN A STATE SOCCER TITLE. MANY TRY. FEW SUCCEED. THE CAPE CORAL BOYS KNOW THAT FIRST HAND. THEY FINALLY BROKE THROUGH A FEW YEARS AGO. CLAIMING THE SCHOOLS FIRST EVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL-VOTOPS


GOLDEN GATE. DROPPING BY THE CAPE FOR THE FIRST ROUND.

1ST HALF - NO SCORE - GOLDEN GATE' ON THE ATTACK. ANNA-LID RODRIGUEZ - FINDS THE NET. -- GIVING THE TITANS A 1-0 LEAD -- GOING INTO THE HALF

2ND HALF - THE SEAHAWKS' ELIJAH VEGA CROSSES TO MIGUEL MARTINEZ - AND THE CAPTAIN COMES THRU - TIES THE MATCH AT 1 -

THIS THING WENT TO PENALTY KICKS -- GOLDEN GATE WINS.WILL FACE IMMOKALEE IN NEXT ROUND. Return to index of stories...


BISHOP VEROT TAMPA PREP-VOTOPS


BISHOP VEROT GIRLS TRYING TO GET TO THE STATE SEMI-FINALS TAKING ON TAMPA PREP.

STRAIGHT TO OVERTIME. KELLY REYNOLDS. WITH THE GOAL OF A LIFE-TIME. THAT WINS IT FOR VEROT.

REYNOLDS GETS MOBBED.

AND THE VIKINGS ARE OFF TO THE STATE SEMI FINALS. THEY WILL PLAY TRINITY CATHOLIC IN MELBOURNE ON WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


BISHOP VEROT TAMPA PREP-SOTTOPS


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EVERBLADES


LET'S PLAY SOME HOCKEY. EVERBLADES HOSTING GREENVILLE.

GOALIE TREVOR CANN SPORTING THE SPECIAL JERSEY.

'BLADES STRIKE FIRST IN THE FIRST.FROM THE POINT.JOE STAY-SKAL. LIGHTS THE LAMP. IT'S 1-0 6 MINUTES IN.

AND THE BLADES GET A MUCH NEEDED WIN. 5-4 IN A SHOOTOUT. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL 48-POPMON


SUPER BOWL SUNDAY OF COURSE IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A FOOTBALL FAN. BUT A HORRIBLE DAY TO BE A CHICKEN. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL. WE WILL PUT DOWN 1.2 BILLIONS CHICKEN WINGS DURING THE SUPER BOWL. AND TO HELP WASH THAT DOWN. BEER OF COURSE. 51 MILLION CASES OF BEER ARE SOLD FOR THE BIG GAME. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL 48-VOTOPS


BUT THE REAL PARTY WILL BE AT METLIFE STADIUM FOR THE ACTUAL GAME.

SEAHAWKS AND BRONCOS PRACTICING ONE MORE TIME TODAY. AND WILL HAVE WALK-THROUGHS AT METLIFE ON SATURDAY.

FOR MOST OF THESE COACHES AND PLAYERS. THEY'VE BEEN WORKING THEIR WHOLE LIVES TO GET TO THIS MOMENT. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL 48-SOTTOPS


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PRATER-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE WEATHER FORCAST FOR SUNDAY'S GAME IS CALLING FOR CLOUDY SKIES AND COLD TEMPERATURES.

BUT THAT'S NOTHING NEW FOR ESTERO GRAD MATT PRATER. WHO'S USE TO KICKING IN THE ELEMENTS IN DENVER.

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PRATER-SOTTOPS


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TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

WHY FLORIDA MAY START KEEPING TRACK OF TIME --

LIKE NOBODY ELSE IN THE COUNTRY.

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FLORIDA TIME-VO


YOU'VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY "I'M ON FLORIDA TIME."

WELL, THAT COULD SOON BE REALITY --

INSTEAD OF JUST A FIGURE-OF-SPEECH.

TWO STATE LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING TO KEEP FLORIDA ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ALL YEAR ROUND.

SPRING-FORWARD WOULD BE THE NORM.

THE UPSIDE --

YOU'D HAVE LONGER AT NIGHT TO SHOP WHEN IT'S STILL LIGHT.

THE DOWNSIDE --

THE SUN WOULD COME UP LATER IN THE MORNING.

THAT MEANS SCHOOL CHILDREN MIGHT WAIT AT THE BUS STOP IN THE DARK.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW IF IT MAKES PROGRESS IN TALLAHASSEE. Return to index of stories...


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