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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE------------
HEADLINES------------- TZ1 A BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-VOTOPS
HL1) PATIENT ESCAPE-trxSOTVO TZ1 B SLEEP APNEA SURGERY-VOTOPS
HL2) AUTISM-trxVOTOPS JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
HL3) BREASTFEEDING AN D ALCOHOL-trxSOTVO FORECAST-PHC
STORMWARN FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-2SHOT
BIG STORY-CLIP BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-PKG
PATIENT ESCAPE-ANIBOX WITH 2SHOT AND VO BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-OC
PATIENT ESCAPE-LLPKG SLEEP APNEA SURGERY-TCMON VO WIPE
BREAKING-CLIP SLEEP APNEA SURGERY-SOTVO
DUSTIN JAYE-POP SS VO ELECTRONIC POLLING-OTS VO WIPE
DUSTIN JAYE-SOTVO ELECTRONIC POLLING-SOTVO
MULCH FIRE-OC VO WIPE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
MULCH FIRE-SOTVO TEASE TWO------------
PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-OC VO WIPE TZ2 A BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-VOTOPS-WIPE
PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-SOTVO TZ2 B DOG BURNED INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
FEMA FLOODMAPS-OC VO WIPE BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-BNC
FEMA FLOODMAPS-SOTVO BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-PKG
JEB BUSH IN VEGAS-OTS BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-BNC CG (3)
AUTISM NUMBERS-TCMON SUPERMARKET RATINGS-OC VO
AUTISM NUMBERS-PKG NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
ALLI RECALL-TCMON VO TEASE THREE------------
SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-OTS BNR TZ3 A FL 7 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-SOTVO
BABY TURTLE NAMING-OC VO TZ3 B BUS FIGHT ON TAPE-VO
NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ3 C COLLEGE UNION-VO


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I asked him are you okay sir? and he just kept on running."

A BIZARRE INCIDENT IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES--

A PATIENT RUNS OUT OF A HOSPITAL AND LEADS POLICE ON A WILD CHASE INTO THE GULF!

SEE HOW IT ALL UNFOLDS RIGHT NOW AT 5.

ONE IN 68 CHILDREN HAS AUTISM--

THE SOBERING NEW STUDY FROM THE C-D-C--

NOW AT 5--

WHY THE DISORDER'S ON THE RISE.

THEN THIS--

And they said, ma'am, um, we've got a report that you

were drinking alcohol while breastfeeding.

A BEER WHILE BREASTFEEDING--

AND THIS MOM SAYS SHE DID NOTHING WRONG--

NOW AT 5--

IS IT ILLEGAL?

AND WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY.

WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


HL1) PATIENT ESCAPE-trxSOTVO


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HL2) AUTISM-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) BREASTFEEDING AN D ALCOHOL-trxSOTVO


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STORMWARN


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Clouds and rain chances settle into Southwest Florida

Temperatures were held a bit below forecast levels this afternoon around Southwest Florida, as a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere crosses Florida and even brings light rain and drizzle with it.

The best chance for rain as we head into the evening will be north of the Caloosahatchee River, in Charlotte, DeSoto and Glades Counties. Isolated sprinkles could fall elsewhere in Southwest Florida as well.

Friday will be another mostly cloudy day and even though the forecast model guidance is not picking up on it, we will have to allow for a day like Thursday, with some light rain, sprinkles and drizzle possible in some of the cloud cover.

A cold front will pass through Florida this weekend, which will bring scattered showers to Southwest Florida on Saturday. The front clears the region by Sunday, allowing for the second half of the weekend to turn out drier.

A nice stretch of weather will ensue heading into the first half of next week, with mostly to partly sunny sky conditions. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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PATIENT ESCAPE-ANIBOX WITH 2SHOT AND VO


ALL NEW AT FIVE --

A MAN STAYING AT NAPLES COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LED POLICE ON A CHASE RIGHT INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO.

GOOD EVENING I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

I'M JOE ROETZ.

ABC7'S RICK RITTER WAS THERE AS THE UNBELIEVABLE SCENE UNFOLDED AND OFFICERS PULLED THE MAN ONTO A BOAT AND BROUGHT HIM BACK TO DRY LAND. Return to index of stories...


PATIENT ESCAPE-LLPKG


-THE CHASE ENDED IN THE GULF

-BUT NOT BEFORE THE PATIENT RAN 5 BLOCKS DOWN 1ST AVENUE NORTH, ACROSS GULFSHORE BOULEVARD AND ONTO THE BEACH

-ALL OF THIS - WHILE HE WEARING HIS HOSPITAL GOWN AND TRYING TO COVER HIMSELF UP

TAKE TRACKED VOSOT

ONLY ABC7 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING WHEN NAPLES POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS FINALLY CAUGHT THE PATIENT WHO LED THEM ON A WILD CHASE FOR NEARLY AN HOUR.

POLICE SAY IT ALL STARTED AT N-C-H DOWNTOWN AROUND TEN THURSDAY MORNING - THAT'S WHEN A MALE PATIENT RAN OUT OF THE HOSPITAL IN HIS GOWN AND DARTED FOR THE BEACH.

POLICE SAY WHEN HE GOT THERE - HE RAN UP AND DOWN THE BEACH BEFORE JUMPING IN THE WATER.

THE PATIENT WAS MORE THAN 100 YARDS OUT IN THE GULF BEFORE POLICE PULLED UP ON THEIR BOAT - AND HE WILLINGLY "GAVE UP."

ALL OF THIS - WHILE FAMILIES WERE TRYING TO ENJOY A NICE DAY ON THE BEACH - BUT INSTEAD THEY HAD FRONT ROW SEATS TO THE WILD CHASE - SOMETHING THEY SAY, THEY'LL NEVER FORGET.

TAKE SOT

Jenny Madden/Visiting Naples

Duration = 0:20

11:29:30 "All of a sudden, I just saw this guy in a hospital gown, holding a towel around his waist, he had bandages around his arms and a hospital band. I'm a nurse, so immediately I was like there's something wrong with this picture. I asked him are you okay sir? and he just kept on running."

RICK LIVE

-POLICE TELL US THEY CAN'T RELEASE ANY INFORMATION ON THE PATIENT AND WHAT HIS CONDITION WAS

-BUT THEY DID TAKE HIM BACK TO N-C-H NORTH - AND HE WON'T FACE ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES.

-TRIED REACHING OUT TO NCH FOR COMMENT BUT HAVEN'T HEARD BACK.

IN NAPLES, RR, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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DUSTIN JAYE-POP SS VO


GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS.

THE JURY JUST HANDED DOWN THEIR VERDICT FOR A LEE COUNTY MURDERER.

DUSTIN JAYE STABBED DEBRA STRIANO TO DEATH INSIDE HER THREE OAKS HOUSE TWO YEARS AGO.

HE WAS THERE TO ROB HER.

THE JURY TOOK JUST THREE HOURS TO DELIBERATE.

PROSECUTORS SPENT 2 DAYS CALLING NEARLY TWO DOZEN WITNESSES

THE DEFENSE DIDN'T CALL A SINGLE PERSON TO THE STAND.

ABC 7 WAS IN THE COURTROOM FOR THE VERDICT.

COMING UP ON ABC7 NEWS AT SIX --

A PROSECUTOR SHARES MORE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAYE-SOTVO


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MULCH FIRE-OC VO WIPE


SMOKE CONTINUES TO BILLOW FROM A MULCH FIRE AT A MINING COMPANY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

TONIGHT THERE IS CONCERN THE SMOKE COULD CAUSE BREATHING PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE LIVING MILES AWAY.

A-B-C 7 HAS EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE FROM OUR HELICOPTER OF THE SMOKE THIS AFTERNOON.

YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE PLUME BILLOWING INTO THE SKY AND DRIFTING OFF INTO THE DISTANCE.

FIREFIGHTERS AT THE JONES MINING COMPANY ON IMMOKALEE ROAD ARE JUST LETTING THE MULCH BURN.

AT ONE POINT, THEY SAY FLAMES FROM THIS MULCH REACHED AT LEAST 30 FEET IN THE AIR. Return to index of stories...


MULCH FIRE-SOTVO


CAPT. ERIC WATSON, BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICT

15:50:29

A fire of this magnitute and this size requires a significant amount of water.

BUTT TO

15:50:56

In some instances it would self ignite in a matter of an hour or two after you stopped

FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT COULD BE DAYS-

EVEN WEEKS BEFORE THE SMOKE CLEARS. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-OC VO WIPE


TONIGHT ABC7 IS BRINGING YOU NEW INFORMATION ON A STUDENT WHO OPENED A CAN OF PEPPER SPRAY AND CAUSED A SCHOOL EVACUATION YESTERDAY.

PEPPER SPRAY SENT THREE SIX MILE CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENTS TO THE HOSPITAL,

PARAMEDICS TREATED SEVEN MORE STUDENTS AND THREE ADULTS AT THE SCHOOL.

STUDENTS TELL US A 6TH GRADER BROUGHT THE PEPPER SPRAY BECAUSE OTHERS BULLIED HIM. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY FOLLOW-SOTVO


Maureen Perhint, Parent

0339 "They don't want the fighiting. They don't want the bullying. How does somebody defend themselves especially if it's a small vs. a big kid?"

SIX MILE CHARTER DECLINED TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER BULLYING TRIGGERED THE CHAOS.

THEY SAY SAFETY'S A A PRIORITY.

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED.

THE SCHOOL WILL HAND DOWN ANY PUNISHMENTS. Return to index of stories...


FEMA FLOODMAPS-OC VO WIPE


THE F-B-I IS LOOKING INTO WHETHER FEMA HELPED HUNDREDS OF WATERFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS REDUCE THEIR FLOOD INSURANCE COSTS.

INVESTIGATORS WANT TO KNOW IF MONEY WAS EXCHANGED IN ORDER TO MOVE FLOOD MAPS.

25 OF THE HOUSES IN QUESTION ARE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INCLUDING ONE ON SANIBEL AT SHELL HARBOR. Return to index of stories...


FEMA FLOODMAPS-SOTVO


"It seems to raise a question as to whether or not the data that was

provided by the property owner through the engineer was accurate or

whether it was reviewed properly or whether there was something wrong

with that process I think those are appropriate question to ask and

it sounds like the appropriate review is going on."

Chris Heidrick, Heidrick & Co

ABC 7 HAS LEARNED FEMA OFFICIALS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REDRAWING THE MAPS.

THAT'S SOMETHING THEY DO EVERY FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH IN VEGAS-OTS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH IS GETTING TOP BILLING AT A REPUBLICAN GATHERING IN LAS VEGAS.

BUSH IS QUIETLY EXPLORING A RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST.

CASINO MOGUL SHELDON ADELSON IS HOSTING THE EVENT.

OTHER POTENTIAL REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE ALSO THERE. Return to index of stories...


AUTISM NUMBERS-TCMON


NEW AT 5-

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE C-D-C.

AN ESTIMATED 1 IN 68 CHILDREN HAS AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.

KAREN TRAVERS REPORTS ON THE SPIKE FROM FROM 2012 - WHERE RESEARCHERS ONLY FOUND IT IN 1 OUT OF 88 CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


AUTISM NUMBERS-PKG


THE NEW STATISTICS ARE SOBERING.

GFX:

ACCORDING TO DATA RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ONE IN

68 AMERICAN KIDS HAS AUTISM.

Liz Feld - Autism Speaks President:

sadly we're not surprised. this doesnt shock me at all

GFX:

AMONG BOYS - IT'S 1 IN 42. GIRLS1 IN 189.

OVER THE YEARS, THE DEFINITION OF AUTISM HAS EXPANDED AND THIS NEW STUDY

SUGGESTS THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER IS ON THE RISE.

GFX:

A 29 PERCENT INCREASE IN PREVALANCE SINCE THE LAST STUDY IN 2008AND A 62

PERCENT INCREASE SINCE 2006.

SOME ADVOCACY GROUPS SAY THESE FIGURES MAY BE UNDERESTIMATED.

THERE ARE NO BLOOD OR MEDICAL TESTS FOR AUTISM.DOCTORS PROVIDE AN

ASSESMENT BASED ON A CHILD'S BEHAVIOR, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

. SYMPTOMS USUALLY APPEAR BY AGE 2.

BUT THERE ARE SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. AT THE TOP OF THE LIST.IS

AUTISM BECOMING COMMONOR MORE RECOGNIZED AND DIAGNOSED?

Rob Ring - Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer:

i'm afraid there's not going to be a simple answer - there's not a single

explanation. It's likely to be many different things.

EXPERTS POINT TO AN INCREASE IN AWARENESSDRIVING MORE FAMILIES TO ACT ON

CONCERNS AND ASK QUESTIONS.

THERE'S ALSO BEEN AN IMPROVEMENT IN IDENTIFYING WARNING SIGNS.BETTER

GUIDANCE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS MEANS KIDS ARE BEING DIAGNOSED AT

YOUNGER AGES.

AND DOCTORS SAY EARLY INTERVENTION IS CRITICAL.

Liz Feld - Autism Speaks President:

diagnosis might happen at 2 - 9 - but people live their entire lives.

national strategy would help address

THE ADVOCACY GROUP AUTISM SPEAKS WILL LAUNCH A MONTH OF AWARENESS ON APRIL

FIRST WITH PSA'S LIKE THIS ONE

nats from PSA

ABC NEWS WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


ALLI RECALL-TCMON VO


A POPULAR OVER-THE-COUNTER WEIGHT LOSS DRUG-

RECALLED BECAUSE OF TAMPERING IN SEVEN STATES.

THAT INCLUDES RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE IS RECALLING ALLI.

IT'S A TURQUOISE BLUE CAPSULE WITH A DARK BLUE BAND.

BUT CUSTOMERS ARE REPORTING FINDING TABLETS AND CAPSULES OF VARIOUS SHAPES AND COLORS IN THE BOTTLES.

AND SOME BOTTLES HAVE TAMPER-SEALS NOT MADE BY THE COMPANY.

THE COMPANY HASN'T SAID IF ANYONE HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE SWITCHES. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT-OTS BNR


ATTENTION PARENTS - TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER CHILDREN FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEXT YEAR.

THIS APPLIES TO INCOMING KINDERGARTENERS, MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND HIGH SCHOOLERS -- PLUS PEOPLE NEW TO THE DISTRICT.

YOU NEED TO TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION BY 4 O'CLOCK FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

WE HAVE TONS OF INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE - A-B-C-DASH-SEVEN-DOT-COM.

JUST CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


BABY TURTLE NAMING-OC VO


THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEEDS YOUR HELP NAMING THE NEWEST MEMBER OF ITS FAMILY!

THIS IS A YOUNG FEMALE LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE.

SHE HATCHED LAST SUMMER AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY.

SHE WILL EVENTUALLY BE RELEASED INTO THE WILD.

TO SUBMIT A NAME IDEA, YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE CONSERVANCY'S FACEBOOK PAGE. Return to index of stories...


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


BREASTFEEDING AND BEER.

TONIGHT - THE MOTHER BUSTED FOR DRINKING AND FEEDING HER NEWBORN.

WHY SHE SAID SHE DID NOTHING WRONG

PLUS - GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.

THE NEW SURGERY TO RELIEVE SLEEP APNEA.

HOW IT COULD BE THE END OF THESE BULKY MASKS.

WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B SLEEP APNEA SURGERY-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


Clouds and rain chances settle into Southwest Florida

Temperatures were held a bit below forecast levels this afternoon around Southwest Florida, as a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere crosses Florida and even brings light rain and drizzle with it.

The best chance for rain as we head into the evening will be north of the Caloosahatchee River, in Charlotte, DeSoto and Glades Counties. Isolated sprinkles could fall elsewhere in Southwest Florida as well.

Friday will be another mostly cloudy day and even though the forecast model guidance is not picking up on it, we will have to allow for a day like Thursday, with some light rain, sprinkles and drizzle possible in some of the cloud cover.

A cold front will pass through Florida this weekend, which will bring scattered showers to Southwest Florida on Saturday. The front clears the region by Sunday, allowing for the second half of the weekend to turn out drier.

A nice stretch of weather will ensue heading into the first half of next week, with mostly to partly sunny sky conditions. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-2SHOT


A STORY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT-

AN ARKANSAS MOTHER CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD FOR BREASTFEEDING WHILE DRINKING ALCOHOL.

THE CHARGE WAS DROPPED- BUT THE ISSUE OF BREASTFEEDING AND DRINKING - STILL A VERY REAL ONE.

ABC'S JUJU CHANG SPOKE WITH THAT MOM ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-PKG


DR. JENNIFER ASHTON/SENIOR MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR, OB/GYN

LESS THAN AN HOUR OUTSIDE LITTLE ROCK LIES THE TINY TOWN OF TOAD SUCK,

ARKANSASPOPULATION ROUGHLY 300.

IT'S ALSO HOME FOR TASHA ADAMS, A STAY AT HOME MOTHER OF THREE.

JUJU CHANG

How much do your kids mean to you?

TASHA ADAMS

More than anything in the world.

WITH HER BABY IN TOW, SHE AND HER PARENTS STOPPED FOR DINNER IN THE NEARBY

TOWN OF CONWAY.

TASHA ADAMS

I had a beer, with that, and then I had another one, later on/

BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT JACKIE CONNORS SAYS SHE SAW. THE OFF-DUTY WAITRESS -

SHOWED UP EARLY FOR AN AFTER HOURS STAFF MEETING.

JACKIE CONNORS

There were /two or three, um, drinks in front of her already, when I got

there

JACKIE - WHO HAS AN INFANT DAUGHTER OF HER OWN - CONSULTED HER OWN MOM.

JACKIE CONNORS

She texted me back and said, "Call the police."

JUST AFTER 11 O'CLOCK / POLICE ARRIVED AT THE RESTAURANT

TASHA ADAMS

And they said, ma'am, um, we've got a report that you

were drinking alcohol while breastfeeding. And I said, okay. I didn't know

that was illegal.

IT ISN'T ILLEGAL.

THE OFFICERS MADE A JUDGMENT CALL AND ARRESTED HER / FOR ENDANGERING THE

WELFARE OF A CHILD. HER CHILD.

JUJU CHANG

In, in your opinion, you did nothing wrong.

TASHA ADAMS

Right.

BUT WAS TASHA IN FACT ENDANGERING BABY ANA?

DR. JEN ASHTON

/once in a while to consume a drink,probably will not do any harm for the

baby.

JUJU CHANG

So even the American Academy of Pediatrics does not say zero tolerance.

DR. JEN ASHTON

Correct. They don't say zero.

The district attorney recently dropped Tasha's child endangerment charge

THE MANAGEMENT OF GUSANO'S RESTAURANT WOULDN'T RESPOND TO OUR REPEATED

REQUESTS FOR COMMENT.

BUT THE WAITRESS - JACKIE CONNORS / WAS FIRED THE WEEK AFTER CALLING THE

COPS ON TASHA.

JACKIE CONNORS

If I was ever in that situation again / I would still do the same thing

because that baby can't speak up for itself /

/

TASHA ADAMS

I'll say it 'til the day I die. I'm, I was sober enough to breastfeed my

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BREASTFEEDING ARREST FOR BEER-OC


WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK- WHO WAS IN THE RIGHT HERE?

JUST GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ABC7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO JOIN IN ON THE CONVERSATION.

20/20 WILL HAVE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THIS STORY TOMORROW NIGHT AT 10 RIGHT HERE ON ABC. Return to index of stories...


SLEEP APNEA SURGERY-TCMON VO WIPE


HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM SLEEP APNEA.

AS MANY AS 18-MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM SLEEP APNEA.

IT CAUSES THEM TO REPEATEDLY STOP BREATHING DURING SLEEP -

LEADING TO DAYTIME FATIGUE, AND AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART

ATTACK, STROKE, AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

DOCTOR RYAN SOOSE IS STUDYING A NEW IMPLANTABLE DEVICE -

CALLED THE INSPIRE UPPER AIRWAY STIMULATION THERAPY.

IT ACTS LIKE A PACEMAKER.

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SLEEP APNEA SURGERY-SOTVO


"The patient has a remote control to turn it on and off when they want to use it."

"I woke up in the morning refreshed. Much, just feeling so much better."

THE DEVICE IS STILL IN THE TESTING PHASES. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRONIC POLLING-OTS VO WIPE


LEE COUNTY'S SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS IS ASKING FOR MONEY TO PAY FOR ELECTRONIC BALLOTS.

REMEMBER THE LONG LINES AND WAITS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

THAT WAS THE SAME YEAR THAT SUPERVISOR SHARON HARRINGTON GAVE BACK MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS OF EXCESS BUDGET FUNDS.

NOW SHE'S ASKING COMMISSIONERS FOR MONEY BACK.

IT WILL GO TO 100 NEW BALLOT SCANNERS AND HUNDREDS OF IPADS.

THE TOTAL COST IS ESTIMATED AT 1-POINT-3 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRONIC POLLING-SOTVO


Take sot

Sharon Harrington

Lee County Supervisor of Elections

3:03:49-05

"We'll have a whole lot more early voting sites for them, more

equipment in the polling locations, trying to get as much information

out there about what he election is and all that, trying to keep that

communication going with the voters so it should be a much better

experience."

IF APPROVED BY COMMISSIONERS THE UPGRADES WILL BE READY TO

GO FOR THE AUGUST PRIMARIES. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO------------


CAUGHT ON CAMERA -- OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

WORKERS AT AIRPORTS STEALING LUGGAGE.

TONIGHT - WE TAKE YOU INSIDE THE INVESTIGATION.

PLUS -

A MAN ACCUSED OF DOUSING THIS DOG WITH GAS AND SETTING IT ON FIRE.

THE DOG SURVIVED--

TONIGHT WHY THE MAN'S ARCADIA NEIGHBORS ARE DEFENDING HIM. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B DOG BURNED INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


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BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-BNC


A BIG BUST AT L-A-X-

SEVERAL WORKERS ARRESTED AS PART OF A STING INVESTIGATING BAGGAGE THEFTS.

IN ABC 7'S SMART SHOPPER-

WHAT THESE BAGGAGE HANDLERS ARE ACCUSED OF DOING AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR LUGGAGE FROM THIEVES. Return to index of stories...


BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-PKG


POLICE SWARMED LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND SEVERAL

OTHER LOCATIONS LAST NIGHT.A DRAMATIC END TO A MONTHS-LONG INVESTIGATION INTO THE

THEFT OF LUGGAGE.

POLICE SAY SEVERAL OFFICERS WENT UNDERCOVER AS BAGGAGE HANDLERS AFTER A

STRING OF REPORTED THEFTS FROM TERMINALS, RUNWAYS AND PLANES.

KABC SOT-- CAPT. RAY MALTEZ

"WE BELIEVE THAT THERE HAS BEEN A CULTURE OF BEING ABLE TO TAKE PROPERTY

THAT WASN'T THEIRS, AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT A STOP TO,"

THE SUSPECTS-- STILL WEARING THEIR YELLOW SAFETY VESTS AS THEY WERE LED OUT

OF THE AIRPORT IN HANDCUFFS AND THEN PROCESSED AT MOBILE COMMAND CENTER

NEARBY. POLICE SAY MOST OF THEM ARE EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES OF

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTING COMPANIES HIRED TO HANDLE LUGGAGE AT LAX.THOUGH

THEY DON'T WORK FOR THE AIRPORT ITSELF.

AND IT'S NOT JUST BAGGAGE HANDLERS. THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM MEMPHIS

REVEALS A TSA OFFICER STASHING A LAPTOP LEFT A CHECKPOINT, THEN DRAPING IT

UNDER A JACKET AND WALKING AWAY.

NATS--

AND-- AS PART OF A 2012 ABC NEWS INVESTIGATION -- ABC'S BRIAN ROSS

PURPOSEFULLY LEFT BEHIND I-PADS AT TSA CHECKPOINTS AT 10 MAJOR AIRPORTS WITH

A HISTORY OF THEFT PROBLEMS.

NATS--

IN ORLANDO, ONE TSA OFFICER SEEMED TO TAKE THE BAIT.

NATS-- DID YOU TAKE IT?

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BAGGAGE HANDLER THEFTS-BNC CG (3)


WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF?

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING-

NEVER PACK VALUABLES IN YOUR CHECKED LUGGAGE.

BUT YOUR BELONGINGS CAN ALSO BE STOLEN WHILE GOING THROUGH SECURITY.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

-DON'T PUT CASH IN A BIN.

PUT YOUR WALLET OR PURSE IN THE BIN AND THE CASH IN YOUR POCKET.

-KEEP YOUR BAGS IN SIGHT AT ALL TIMES.

SIMPLY APPEARING AWARE OF YOUR BELONGINGS WILL SCARE OFF MOST POTENTIAL THIEVES.

-KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU CAME WITH.

THEFT OFTEN HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE FORGETS AN ITEM IN A BIN - LIKE A LAPTOP - AND WALKS AWAY FROM SECURITY TOWARD THE GATE. Return to index of stories...


SUPERMARKET RATINGS-OC VO


PEOPLE LOVE PUBLIX.

THE POPULAR GROCERY STORE EARNED HIGH MARKS IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

A NEW CONSUMER REPORTS SURVEY SAYS PUBLIX-

ALONG WITH WEGMANS, TRADER JOE'S, COSTCO AND SPROUTS EARNED THE HIGHEST SCORES OF GROCERY STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WALMART- RANKED THE WORST.

THE BIGGEST GRIPE WAS NOT ENOUGH OPEN CHECKOUTS- FOLLOWED BY CONGESTED AISLES, OUT-OF-STOCK ADVERTISED SPECIALS, AND LACK OF CHOICE. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE THREE------------


"My son didn't kill anybody."

BUT DEPUTIES SAY HER SEVEN-YEAR-OLD IS OUT OF CONTROL.

WHAT HE DID TO HIS TEACHER TO LAND HIM IN HANDCUFFS AND WHY HIS MOM SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW ANY BETTER.

A 14-YEAR-OLD IS DEAD.

STABBED IN THE CHEST.

THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE ATTACK ARE CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

PARENTS--

IT'S A MOVE THAT COULD END UP IMPACTING EVERY COLLEGE ATHLETE--

FOOTBALL PLAYERS ALLOWED TO FORM A UNION--

THE CONTROVERY THE RULING IS CREATING--

NEXT AT 5-THIRTY.

BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

JUDY WINDER VOLKER OF PUNTA GORDA.

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