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DIRECTORS PAGE ARCADIA MURDER FOLLOW-VOTOPS SS IN POP
NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP ARCADIA MURDER FOLLOW-PKG
TS 1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS CHILD PORN ARREST-SS VOWIPE
TS 2) HOME INVASION-VOTOPS CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO
TS 3) CHILD PORN-SSTOPS HOME INVASION-VO SSWIPE
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP HOME INVASION-SOTVO
OBAMACARE SIGN UP-VOTOPS BNC REGISTRATION DECALS STOLEN-VOWIPE
OBAMACARE SIGN UP-PKG REGISTRATION DECALS STOLEN-SOTVO
MISSOURI TORNADO-VOTOPS STAYING ALIVE ON 75-VOWIPE
MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-VO STAYING ALIVE ON 75-SOTVO
4TH PERSON DIES SXSW-VOTOPS FL ATTEMPTED PLANE THEFT-VO
MUDSLIDE LATEST-VO IN TCMON SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VOWIPE
MUDSLIDE LATEST-PKG SCHOOL VOUCHERS-SOTVO
MUDSLIDE LATEST-OC TAG COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-VOWIPE
PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-VO COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-SOTVO
BOY FOUND DEAD IN SCHOOL-VO FL TROOPER BONUS-VO
BOY FOUND DEAD IN SCHOOL-SOTVO FL SAME SEX DIVORCE-VOWIPE
RETAIL THEFT RING-VO FL SAME SEX DIVORCE-SOTVO
RETAIL THEFT RING-SOTVO AIR SHOW-VOWIPE
JEWELRY STORE THEFTS-ANIBOX AIR SHOW-SOTVO
a) fl store-vo MARCO SEAFOOD FEST-CGTOPS WIPE
b) arkansas store-vo CELEBRATE BONITA-CGTOPS
STICK SHIFT THEFT-VO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
SECURITY GUARD ATTACKS PATIENTS-VO TEASE ONE
SECURITY GUARD ATTACKS PATIENTS-SOTVO TZ1 A LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS
CAMERA IN FUNERAL HOME-VO TZ1 B TWITSPOTTING-SOTVO
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP WX TEASE-WXWALL
TEASE FOUR------------ JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 A FACEBOOK RIGHTS-VO WEATHER-PWC
TZ4 B TRENDING YOUR WEDDING-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-TCMON
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-PKG
FORECAST-PHC FLU VACCINE-VO
FORECAST-WXWALL TWITSPOTTING BILLBOARDS-VOWIPE
FACEBOOK RIGHTS-TCMON TWITSPOTTING BILLBOARDS-SOTVO
FACEBOOK RIGHTS-PKG COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
TRENDING YOUR WEDDING-VO TEASE TWO-POP
PHARRELL CLOTHING-VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
CLASS ON MILEY-VO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FIVE------------ TZ 7 1) GM RECALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ5 A TUTU RUNNER-VO TZ 7 2) IRS SCAMS-VOTOPS
TUTU RUNNER-TCMON SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TUTU RUNNER-PKG GRADY SIZEMORE-POPMON
TUTU RUNNER-OC TAG GRADY SIZEMORE-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP GRADY SIZEMORE-SOTTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ RED SOX TWINS-VOTPS
TZ 6 1) CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO RAYS TIGERS-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) ATTEMPTED PLANE THEFT-VOTOPS FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
TZ 6 3) TWITSPOTTING-SOTVO FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
HEADLINES UK LOUISVILLE-VOTOPS
HL1) ARCADIA MURDER FOLLOW-VOTOPS UK LOUISVILLE-SOTTOPS
HL2) COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-VOTOPS DESEAN JACKSON-VOTOPS
HL3) LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS PGA GOLF-VOTOPS
HL4) JP WEATHER-WX WALL GOODBYE-4SHOT
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP  


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TS 1) ARCADIA MURDER-VOTOPS


A DESOTO COUNTY MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT -- ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FATHER AND NEARLY KILLING HIS MOTHER.

OFFICERS ARRESTED KARL BURNHAM FOR THE MURDER OF HIS FATHER GEORGE AND BEATING OF HIS MOTHER JOANN.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT INSIDE THE BURNHAM'S HOUSE IN ARCADIA -- BUT KARL WAS FOUND ALL THE WAY UP IN ORANGE COUNTY -- NEAR ORLANDO.

JOANN IS RECOVERING TONIGHT IN A BRADENTON HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


AN ELDERLY FORT MYERS WOMAN IS OKAY TONIGHT AFTER SOMEONE BARGED INTO HER HOUSE THIS MORNING DEMANDING MONEY.

OFFICERS SAY THE MAN WAS WEARING A SKI MASK AND GLOVES WHEN HE BURST INTO THE HOUSE ON SEMINOLE AVENUE.

THEY SAY HE HELD THE WOMAN UNTIL HE WAS ABLE TO GRAB HER PURSE AND TAKE OFF.

SURPRISINGLY -- THE WOMAN DOES NOT WANT TO PRESS CHARGES -- BUT OFFICERS ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR THE MAN. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) CHILD PORN-SSTOPS


AND -- A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN IS ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND SEVERAL IMAGES OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AT THE HOME OF 29 YEAR OLD JESUS SALAS.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE LEE COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


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OBAMACARE SIGN UP-VOTOPS BNC


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT -

THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO TICK TOWARD MONDAY'S DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.

THIS - AS SUPPORT FOR THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT HITS A NEW LOW.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS MORE THAN 6 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP FOR INSURANCE.

AS A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS REPORTS -- IT'S STILL WELL SHORT OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S GOAL. Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE SIGN UP-PKG


THE WHITE HOUSE IS PATTING ITSELF ON THE BACK.AFTER ANNOUNCING THAT MORE

THAN SIX MILLION AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED UP FOR HEALTH CARE THROUGH FEDERAL

AND STATE MARKETPLACES.

We're seeing a surge of interest - many from families that are desperate to

finally get access to health care insurance.

IT'S A MAJOR POLITICAL MILESTONE.BUT THE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS DON'T TELL THE

WHOLE STORY.

OFFICIALS DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF THOSE WHO SIGNED UP WERE PREVIOUSLY

UNINSURED, OR HOW MANY ACTUALLY COMPLETED THE PROCESS AND PAID THEIR

PREMIUMS AND HOW MANY ARE HEALTHY VERSUS THOSE WITH PRE-EXISITING MEDICAL

ISSUES.

AND IT'S SHORT OF THE GOAL THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION INITIALLY LAID OUT.

LAST MAY THE NONPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREDICTED THAT 7

MILLION PEOPLE WOULD ENROLL IN OBAMACARE BY THE MARCH 31 DEADLINE.

TOP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS JUMPED ON THAT NUMBER - HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN

SEBELIUS CALLED IT A "REALISTIC GOAL" AND SAID SUCCESS WOULD BE AT LEAST 7

MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED UP.

BUT THEN CAME THE ROCKY ROLL OUT OF HEALTHCARE.GOV LAST OCTOBER. A SERIES

OF MAJOR TECHNICAL PROBLEMS CRIPPLED THE ONLINE MARKETPLACE.AND COMPLICATED

THE PUSH TO GET AMERICANS ENROLLED.

THE ADMINISTRATION BEGAN TO BACKTRACK A BIT FROM THAT 7 MILLION GOAL. VICE

PRESIDENT BIDEN SAID LAST MONTH.FIVE OR SIX MILLION.THAT'S A HELL OF A

START.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AS A NEW POLL SHOWS THAT PUBLIC OPINION THE HEALTH

CARE LAW HAS REACHED A NEW LOW.

AN AP-GFK POLL FOUND THAT ONLY 26 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SUPPORT OBAMACARE.

O/C CLOSE: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS STILL PUSHING PEOPLE TO SIGN UP

BEFORE MONDAY'S DEADLINE AND SAID THE WEB SITE CAN HANDLE ANY LAST MINUTE

SURGE IN TRAFFIC. KT ABC NEWS WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


MISSOURI TORNADO-VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT FROM MISSOURI -- WHERE NEIGHBORS ARE LEFT CLEANING UP FROM WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE AFTERMATH OF A TORNADO.

SO FAR, NO INJURIES BEING REPORTED.

WINDS RIPPED DOORS OFF THE GARAGE OF THIS HOME.

SEVERAL WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT.

THE ROOF -- RIPPED OFF.

THE FAMILY WASN'T HOME AT THE TIME AND SAYS -- THEY'RE GREATFUL. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-VO


AT 5:30 - NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE.

CREWS ARE FOCUSING ON A NEW SEARCH AREA AFTER ANALYZING RADAR DATA.

IT SHOWS THE PLANES WAS GOING FASTER THAN OFFICIALS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED.

IT ALSO SHOWS IT USED MORE FUEL.

ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS THE SEARCH AREA IS NOW CLOSER TO LAND.

THAT MEANS SEARCH PLANES CAN GET THERE FASTER AND HAVE MORE TIME ON THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


4TH PERSON DIES SXSW-VOTOPS


A FOURTH PERSON HAS DIED AFTER THIS MONTH'S DEADLY INCIDENT AT THE SOUTH-BY-SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN TEXAS.

AN 18-YEAR-OLD LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY.

HE WAS ONE OF THE DOZENS HIT BY A MAN WHO DROVE HIS CAR INTO A CROWD OF SPECTATORS. Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE LATEST-VO IN TCMON


TONIGHT - STORIES OF SURVIVAL COMING OUT OF WASHINGTON STATE -- AFTER LAST WEEKEND'S DEADLY MUDSLIDE.

A 6-MONTH OLD PULLED FROM THE MUD BY A STRANGER HELPING IN THE RESCUE EFFORTS.

A WOMAN -- FOUND ALIVE BY HER BROTHER -- STUCK INSIDE HER CAR.

ANA CABRERA HAS MORE ON THESE MIRACULOUS EVENTS. Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE LATEST-PKG


A HEROIC MOMENT IN THE MIDST OF TRAGEDY. AN INFANT, PULLED FROM THE WRECKAGE OF THE DEADLY LANDSLIDE.

"I was just the right guy there at the right time."

IT WAS SATURDAY, JUST MINUTES AFTER *THIS* HILL COLLAPSED ON A COMMUNITY BELOW. WHEN KODY WESSON RUSHED INTO THE DISASTER ZONE AFTER HEARING CRIES FOR HELP.

"I could see that baby's face, he was all bruised up. He wasn't breathing very good and he wasn't moving."

THE BABY'S MOTHER… ALSO TRAPPED IN THE MUD AND SEVERELY INJURED.

"She said his name is Duke and I asked her if I could take him out of there. She said yeah."

IN A BRAVE AND BOLD MOVE, KODY-- A YOUNG FATHER HIMSELF-- SCOOPED UP THE 6-MONTH-OLD AND RAN TO RESCUERS WHO HAD JUST ARRIVED.

"There was this ripped up roof on the mud there. We laid the baby down on that and I ripped off my jacket I had on and wrapped him up in that."

BABY DUKE AND HIS MOTHER ARE SURVIVORS.

BUT HERE NOT ALL STORIES HAVE THE SAME HAPPY OUTCOME.

150 RESCUE WORKERS COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS HEAVY MACHINERY ARE UP AGAINST MOTHER NATURE… MUD PILED 3-STORIES HIGH, TONS OF TOPPLED TREES, AND SCRAPS OF SCATTERED HOMES.

DOZENS ARE STILL MISSING AND THE DEATH TOLL STILL EXPECTED TO RISE.

DAYN BRUNNER'S DAYS OF DIGGING THROUGH THE DEBRIS FINALLY LED HIM TO HIS SISTER, SUMMER RAFFO.

"We were cutting pieces off of cars, and removing steering wheels and she was sitting right in her driver's seat and we got her out enough and I wrapped my arms around her."

CLOSURE FOR STEVEN NEAL'S FAMILY, AS WELL. THE 52-YEAR-OLD PLUMBER WAS IDENTIFIED AMONG THE DECEASED.

"Of course we melted… I dropped the phone and I screamed a little bit."

NOW, THE DAUNTING TASK OF MOVING FORWARD.

"We just can't think of life without. without him." Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE LATEST-OC TAG


THAT WAS ANA CABRERA REPORTING.

TONIGHT -- NEARLY 200 RESCUE WORKERS ARE FIGHTING MUD -- PILED 3-STORIES HIGH.

DOZENS ARE STILL MISSING.

THE DEATH TOLL REMAINS AT 24 -- BUT OFFICIALS SAY, IT'S EXPECTED TO RISE. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DELAYED-VO


THE MURDER TRIAL OF OSCAR PISTORIUS IS POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL.

PISTORIUS WAS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE STAND TODAY --

THE JUDGE POSTPONED THE TRIAL BECAUSE A LEGAL EXPERT IS SICK.

THE DEFENSE STARTED THEIR CASE TODAY -- AFTER FOUR WEEKS OF TESTIMONY FOR THE PROSECUTION.

PISTORIUS CLAIMS HE SHOT AND KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP BY MISTAKE.

HE SAYS HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE MURDERED HER AFTER A FIGHT. Return to index of stories...


BOY FOUND DEAD IN SCHOOL-VO


WEEKS AFTER A COLORADO BOY WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS MIDDLE SCHOOL BATHROOM, HIS MOTHER IS QUESTIONING THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S REPORT.

THE M-E RULED HIS DEATH AS A SUICIDE.

HIS MOTHER THINKS HE WAS PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME.

IT'S CALLED THE "CHOKING GAME" -- AND STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL SAY, IT'S COMMON.

BUT SCHOOL ISN'T BUYING IT.

OFFICIALS SAY, "THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION ISN'T CONSISTENT WITH THAT STORY, NOR IS IT CONSISTENT WITH THERE BEING A PROBLEM WITH SUCH A GAME AT CARSON MIDDLE SCHOOL." Return to index of stories...


BOY FOUND DEAD IN SCHOOL-SOTVO


"I think it's a wrong thing that the school's saying it's not a problem because it obviously is."

THE VICTIM'S MOTHER SAYS -- SHE KNOWS FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS TOLD COUNSELORS ABOUT THE CHOKING GAME.

SHE SAYS, IF OFFICIALS WOULD'VE ADDRESSED THE ISSUE -- HER SON MIGHT'VE LIVED. Return to index of stories...


RETAIL THEFT RING-VO


NEARLY TWO DOZEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN A RETAIL THEFT INVESTIGATION --

SPANNING FROM ORLANDO TO SOUTH FLORIDA.

OFFICIALS SAY -- THE GROUP RIPPED OFF 15-MILLION IN STOLEN MERCHANDISE.

AFTER A 15-MONTH INVESTIGATION, 16 OF THE 23 ALLEGED OFFENDERS NOW BEHIND BARS.

THE CROOKS WERE ALLEGEDLY STEALING FROM NEIGHBORHOOD RETAILERS -- AND RESELLING THE STOLEN GOODS. Return to index of stories...


RETAIL THEFT RING-SOTVO


S/ Katherine Fernandez Rundle/ Miami-Dade State Attorney:13 -:17

"Stealing from the state of Florida in terms of tax, and now they're looking at substantial time."

--BUTTSOT--

S/ Capt. Nathan Osgood/ Broward County Sheriff's Office

"They're a bunch of gang members, thugs, a little bit of everything."

UNDERCOVER VIDEO CAPTURING THE CROOKS IN ACTION.

TONIGHT -- TASK FORCE OFFICERS SAY, THEY'RE PUTTING THESE PROFESSIONAL THIEVES OUT OF BUSINESS WHILE SENDING A STRONG MESSAGE TO WOULD-BE OFFENDERS. Return to index of stories...


JEWELRY STORE THEFTS-ANIBOX


FROM A BIG THEFT RING -- TO A COUPLE OF RING THEFTS.

TWO JEWELRY STORE ROBBERIES TO TELL YOU ABOUT -- BOTH CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

FIRST - TO SOUTH FLORIDA -- WHERE A MAN WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA STEALING FROM A JEWELRY STORE.

OFFICIALS SAY -- HE POSED AS A CUSTOMER, BEFORE SNATCHING A DIAMOND RING, AND TAKING OFF.

A CRIMESTOPPERS TIPSTER IDENTIFIED THE MAN.

THAT'S WHEN POLICE FOUND PHOTOS OF THE RING ON THE SUSPECT'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

THE MAN INSISTED HE WAS SET UP -- BUT A JUDGE didn't BUY IT.

TONIGHT -- THE MAN REMAINS BEHIND BARS -- WITHOUT BOND.

AND NOW TO AN ARKANSAS JEWELRY STORE - THE SITE OF A SHOCKING ROBBERY.

A WOMAN WAS HIT OVER THE HEAD WITH A GUN AS THREE MASKED MEN WALKED INSIDE THE STORE -- SMASHING DISPLAYS AND STEALING JEWELRY.

SHE WAS ALSO PUSHED TO THE GROUND -- ALONG WITH HER MOTHER AND ANOTHER CUSTOMER.

THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO HELPED COPS MAKE A QUICK ARREST IN THE CASE.

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a) fl store-vo


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b) arkansas store-vo


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STICK SHIFT THEFT-VO


A YOUNG CARJACKER GOT MORE THAN HE BARGANED FOR -- WHEN HE TRIED TO STEAL A STICK SHIFT CAR, THAT HE COULDN'T DRIVE.

POLICE SAY, THE 17-YEAR-OLD HELD A MOTHER AND SON AT GUN POINT.

HE WAS ONLY ABLE TO REVERSE THE CAR INTO THE FRONT YARD, WHEN POLICE SHOWED UP.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS -- THE TEEN WAS OUT ON BOND -- AFTER BEING CHARGED WITH THREE SERIOUS FELONIES. Return to index of stories...


SECURITY GUARD ATTACKS PATIENTS-VO


A SECURITY GUARD AT A FLORIDA ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER OFFICIALS SAY HE ATTACKED TWO RESIDENTS.

WHEN AUTHORITIES ARRIVED -- THEY FOUND THE GUARD FIGHTING WITH ANOTHER SECURITY GUARD AT THE FACILITY.

REPORTS SHOW, ONE OF THE MEN WENT INTO A RESIDENT'S ROOM AND BEAT THEM WITH A SCISSOR JACK.

OFFICIALS SAY, HE MAY HAVE BEEN ON DRUGS DURING THE ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


SECURITY GUARD ATTACKS PATIENTS-SOTVO


S/ Sheriff Al Nienhuis/ Hernando County Police Dept.:10

"The only thing that we can really find is that we believe Mr. Murphy was addicted or was under the influence of some drugs."

BOTH RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK WERE TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.

THE SUSPECT FACES A NUMBER OF CHARGES TONIGHT.

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


CAMERA IN FUNERAL HOME-VO


A HIGH TECH FUNERAL HOME IN CHICAGO -- IS UNDER INVESTIGATION TONIGHT -- FOR HAVING A CAMERA IN A BATHROOM.

POLICE SAY A TIPSTER ALERTED THEM TO THE CAMERA INSIDE THE BATHROOM.

A RECEPTIONIST SAYS, IT'S A UNISEX BATHROOM, USED ONLY BY EMPLOYEES.

THE OWNER IS CONDUCTING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO HOW THE CAMERA SHOWED UP IN THE BATHROOM.

SO FAR -- NO COMMENT FROM MANAGEMENT. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FOUR------------


HER SCHOOL SEARCHED HER FACEBOOK ACCOUNT AND SHE SUED.

THIS GIRL'S VICTORY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR STUDENTS NATIONWIDE.

GET HITCHED AND HASHTAGGED.

THE NEW TREND TO MAKE SURE YOUR WEDDING IS SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY.

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


TZ4 A FACEBOOK RIGHTS-VO


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TZ4 B TRENDING YOUR WEDDING-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


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


RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK RIGHTS-TCMON


A MINNESOTA TEEN IS CLAIMING VICTORY TONIGHT - WINNING A BIG SETTLEMENT FROM HER SCHOOL AFTER THEY SEARCHED HER FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.

SHE ARGUED IT VIOLATED HER CONSTITUIONAL RIGHTS.

AND AS A-B-C'S GIO BENITEZ EXPLAINS -- THIS CASE COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK RIGHTS-PKG


ONE MINNESOTA STUDENT'S LEGAL BATTLE OVER FACEBOOK POSTS COULD

SEND SHOCKWAVES THROUGH SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY -

A *70 THOUSAND DOLLAR* SETTLEMENT THREE YEARS AFTER THEN-6TH GRADER RILEY

STRATTON - JUST 12 AT THE TIME - POSTED A MESSAGE ABOUT A HALL MONITOR:

GFX SOT - Riley phoner

I posted on my facebook. and said I didn't like this Kathy person. hated

this Kathy person because she was mean.

Despite not using a school computer, riley says she received a detention and

was forced to write a letter of apology. But it didn't end there.

Several days later-school officials received a complaint that riley and a

male classmate were having private conversations on facebook about sex -

again not on school computers. That's when she says school officials MADE A

DEMAND -

GFX SOT - Riley phoner They interrogated me, and told me to give them my

password. / I didn't want detention so I had to give them this.

THE ACLU TAKING ON THE CASE -- SAYING riley's CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WERE

VIOLATED, LIKE THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH and privacy AND WERE SUING FOR -

AMONG OTHER THINGS - "EMOTIONAL DISTRESS"

SOT ACLU: 221459 Students have a lot of free speech rights on campus and but

they are even more enhanced when they are off campus so that made it a more

egregious violation of Riley's constitutional rights.

THE TWO SIDES SETTLED. And while THE SCHOOL DISTRICT is not ADMITting ANY

WRONGDOING THE SUPERINTENDENT NOW SAYING. " be certainly much more

cautious about punishing people for things they say off-campus outside of

school time." THE DISTRICT has also changed its policy and CAN NOW ONLY

SEARCH DEVICES AND ACCOUNTS, IF THERE IS A REASONABLE BELIEF SCHOOL RULES

WERE VIOLATED.

GFX SOT Riley phoner

I lost trust in adults. / I'm just happy it's over.

RILEY IS NOW HOME SCHOOLED. FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA, GIO BENITEZ, ABC NEWS

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TRENDING YOUR WEDDING-VO


ARE YOU LOOKING TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY AN INTERNET SENSATION?

WELL -- FOR A LITTLE EXTRA CASH - "W" HOTELS IS OFFERING A "SOCIAL MEDIA CONCIERGE" TO COUPLES THAT GET MARRIED AT ONE OF THEIR LOCATIONS.

FOR 3-THOUSAND DOLLARS -- YOU'LL BE ABLE TO HIRE SOMEONE THAT WILL BUILD A SOCIAL MEDIA FOOTPRINT FOR THE WEDDING -- BY MAKING SURE THE GUESTS ARE ALL USING THE SAME HASHTAG -- AND LIVE-TWEETING THE WHOLE EVENT.

THE CONCIERGE WILL TAKE AND POST PHOTOS TO INSTAGRAM -- EVEN CREATE PINTEREST BOARDS.

AND -- WHEN IT'S ALL OVER --- THE HOTEL PUTS THE BEST POSTS INTO A BOOK FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


PHARRELL CLOTHING-VO


GRAMMY WINNER PHARRELL WILLIAMS HAS ANOTHER REASON TO BE HAPPY.

THE SINGER AND ADIDAS ARE JOINING FORCES TO CREATE A NEW LINE OF SPORTING APPAREL.

THE CLOTHING IS ECO-FRIENDLY -- CREATED FROM WHAT THEY CALL "BIONIC YARN" - A FABRIC MADE FROM PLASTIC DEBRIS FOUND IN THE OCEAN. Return to index of stories...


CLASS ON MILEY-VO


SHE TWERKED HER WAY INTO MANY HEADLINES -- AND NOW MILEY CYRUS IS MAKING A NAME FOR HERSELF IN THE CLASSROOM -- SORT OF.

THE SINGER IS THE TOPIC OF A NEW CLASS AT SKIDMORE COLLEGE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.

IT'S GOING TO BE OFFERED THIS SUMMER -- AND ACCORDING TO THE SYLLABUS -- IT FOCUSES ON MILEY'S PUBLIC IMAGE - MUSIC AND BODY.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY OFFERS A SIMILAR COURSE -- ON BEYONCE.

IT'S PART OF AN ON-GOING TREND TO EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF CELEBRITIES ON SOCIETY AND CULTURE. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE FIVE------------


SHE'S DRESSED AS WONDER-WOMAN. WEARING A TUTU AND RUNNING HER FIRST MARATHON WITH BRAIN CANCER.

NEXT ON ABC7 NEWS - HOW SELF MAGAZINE USED THE PICTURE IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE TO MOCK HER. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A TUTU RUNNER-VO


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TUTU RUNNER-TCMON


A POPULAR WOMAN'S MAGAZINE IS IN SOME HOT WATER TONIGHT.

'SELF' MAGAZINE IS BEING CRITICIZED ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR COMMENTS IT MADE IN ITS LATEST ISSUE ABOUT A PICTURE OF TWO WOMEN WEARING TUTUS.

AND THE WOMAN WHO SENT THE MAGAZINE THE PICTURE -- SAYS SHE WAS MISLED ABOUT HOW IT WOULD BE USED. Return to index of stories...


TUTU RUNNER-PKG


MONIKA ALLEN IS READING AN EMAIL SHE RECEIVED LAST MONTH.

"And we are looking for images of women running in tutus."

AN EMAIL SHE WAS INITIALLY EXCITED ABOUT.

IT CAME FROM SELF MAGAZINE ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO USE THIS PHOTO.

"Ya, it was exciting"

BUT WHEN THAT PICTURE OF HER RUNNING THE L.A. MARATHON DRESSED AS WONDER WOMAN AND WEARING A TUTU APPEARED IN THE APRIL ISSUE, IT'S NOT EXACTLY WHAT SHE'D HOPED FOR.

"You know I was just kind of stunned and offended."

THE PICTURE APPEARS IN A SECTION OF THE MAGAZINE CALLED THE B-S METER.

THE CAPTION REFERS TO A TUTU EPIDEMIC AND BASICALLY MAKES FUN OF THE GIRLS' OUTFITS.

"I find this really offensive for a couple of reasons."

REASON ONE, SHE MAKES THESE TUTUS.

HER COMPANY GLAM RUNNERS DONATES THE MONEY TO CHARITY.

"Over the past three years, we've made probably 2,000 tutus and through that we were able to give back to Girls on the run $5600."

THERE'S ANOTHER BIG PART OF THAT PICTURE IN PARTICULAR THE MAGAZINE NEVER MENTIONS.

"And the reason we were wearing those outfits is because this was my first marathon running with brain cancer."

THAT L.A. MARATHON CAME RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF CHEMOTHERAPY.

THAT OUTFIT GAVE HER MOTIVATION.

"I feel like we were misled in providing the picture. Had I known how the picture was going to be used, I wouldn't have wanted to send it."

ON THE GLAM RUNNER FACEBOOK PAGE, THERE ARE DOZENS OF MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FOR MONIKA AND DISGUST AT THE MAGAZINE.

SHE SENT THE MAGAZINE AN EMAIL.

"No, I sent it to her last night and I haven't heard anything back yet."

THE STATION IN SAN DIEGO THAT SPOKE WITH MONIKA DID RECEIVE A STATEMENT FROM SELF WHICH READS IN PART: "SHE IS AWESOME AND WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF HER PICTURE IN ANY WAY OTHER THAN TO SUPPORT HER EFFORTS TO BE HEALTHY. OF COURSE IF TUTUS MAKE YOU RUN WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE OR WITH A SENSE OF PURPOSE OR COMMUNITY, THEN THEY ARE INDEED WORTH WEARING, FOR ANY RACE."

"It makes the event more fun."

AND THIS MARATHONER KNOWS FIRST HAND, A SMILE CAN GO A LONG WAY.

"One little smile or an extra cheer from a stranger can really make things better." Return to index of stories...


TUTU RUNNER-OC TAG


THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF SELF MAGAZINE DID RELEASE ANOTHER STATEMENT -- SAYING THEY APOLOGIZE FOR BEING INSENSITIVE AND THAT THE MAGAZINE SUPPORTS WOMEN LIKE MONIKA.

SHE ALSO SAID THE MAGAZINE DONATED TO MONIKA'S CHARITY AND WOULD LIKE TO COVER HER GOOD WORK IN A FUTURE ISSUE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


NEWS OF AN ACCUSED PREDATOR NEARBY HAS SOME NEIGHBORS STARTLED.

NEW AT SIX -

THE DISTURNING DETAILS OF A CHILD PORN ARREST IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

PLUS -- A PLOT TO STEAL A PLANE-- THWARTED.

HOW A PILOT NEARLY GOT AWAY.

AND WHO HE WAS PLANNING TO VISIT.

"For every person I saw picking their nose, there would be like 20 people texting."

IT ILLEGAL IN MANY STATES --

BUT DRIVERS DO IT ANYWAY --

AHEAD AT SIX --

ONE MAN'S MISSION TO PUT THEM ALL TO SHAME. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) ATTEMPTED PLANE THEFT-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) TWITSPOTTING-SOTVO


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


A MAN BEATEN TO DEATH IN HIS OWN HOME--

HIS WIFE CLINGING TO LIFE--

NOW AT SIX--

WHY POLICE ARE SAYING THE COUPLE'S SON IS THE KILLER.

FROM CARS AND TRUCKS--

LAPTOPS--

EVEN LAWN EQUIPMENT AND BACKHOES--

IT'S ALL ON SALE FOR GREAT PRICES--

NOW AT SIX--

HOW YOU CAN TAKE PART IN COLLIER'S SURPLUS AUCTION.

AND THERE'S SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR LOVE AND MARRIAGE--

NEW AT SIX--

THE NEW RESEARCH THAT PROVES TYING THE KNOT IS HEALTHIER THAN BEING SINGLE. Return to index of stories...


HL1) ARCADIA MURDER FOLLOW-VOTOPS


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HL2) COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-VOTOPS


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HL3) LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS


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HL4) JP WEATHER-WX WALL


RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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ARCADIA MURDER FOLLOW-VOTOPS SS IN POP


A SHOCKING STORY OUT OF DESOTO COUNTY TONIGHT.

DEPUTIES FIND A MAN BEATEN TO DEATH INSIDE HIS HOUSE -- HIS WIFE CLOSE TO DEATH.

THE MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER -- THEIR OWN SON.

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AND I'M JOE ROETZ.

THIS MAN - KARL BURNHAM -- IS IN JAIL CHARGED WITH THIS HORRIFIC CRIME.

A-B-C' GEORGE SOLIS IS IN ARCADIA WITH THE LATEST -- AND AS HE EXPLAINS - BURNHAM IS NO STRANGER TO VIOLENCE. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER FOLLOW-PKG


ACCORDING TO DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS IT STARTED WITH A GRUESOME DISCOVERY OFF OWENS AVE.

"We received a 911 call yesterday around 5 o' clock and the daughter

had come to their home on Owens Road and found them on the floor. They

had been bludgeoned." Will Wise, DeSoto County Sheriff

THE TWO VICTIMS

GEORGE AND JOANN BURNHAM.

DEPUTIES SAY GEORGE BURNHAM HAD BEEN BEATEN TO DEATH, HIS WIFE CLOSE TO IT BY A MAN THEY BOTH KNEW WELL.

"It's a case of parricide/Karl Burnham beat his father to death it

appears and he beat his mother." Wise

INVESTIGATORS SAY KARL BURNHAM LEFT THE HOME--

HE WAS ARRESTED HOURS LATER IN ORANGE COUNTY AS THE PRIME SUSPECT.

"We'll have him back here shortly" Wise

TONIGHT WE'VE LEARNED KARL BURNHAM IS A MAN WITH A TROUBLED PAST.

IN 19-88 BURNHAM WAS CONVICTED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER, ROBBERY AND GRAND THEFT OUT OF ORANGE COUNTY.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS. HE WAS RELEASED 2 YEARS AGO.

AND THAT'S ONLY ONE OF MANY OTHER OFFENSES IN FLORIDA.

"I'm his uncle"

WE ASKED FAMILY MEMBERS TONIGHT IF THEY THOUGHT BURNHAM HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS CRIME.

"You got good day, you got bad days"

RAY ATKINS SAYS THE FAMILY IS TORN OVER THE TRAGEDY.

"Oh yeah, real heartbroken" Atkins

TONIGHT WE ALSO LEARNED GEORGE BURNHAM WAS A WELL ROOTED MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY ALSO HAVING WORKED FOR THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AS A CORRECTIONS OFFICER.

"George was my friend and I'll miss him and we'll pray for the family." Wise

GEORGE SOLIS - ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-SS VOWIPE


A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN IS ARRESTED ON 10 COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND THE DISTURBING PICTURES ON 29 YEAR OLD JESUS SALAS COMPUTERS.

THEY TOOK EVIDENCE FROM ALL OVER THE PROPERTY.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY TOOK THINGS OUT OF THE SHED TOO.

PEOPLE LIVING INSIDE THE UNIT WHERE SALAS WAS ARRESTED DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE CHARGES.

NEIGHBORS ARE HORRIFIED. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO


Lisa Driggers

Neighbor

4:12when kids are playing in the water hose you let them go out in the diaper and all that but phhhss i dont know thats scary real scary 4:23

INVESTIGATORS SAY SALAS WAS DOWNLOADING AND SHARING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY WITH KIDS OF ALL AGES.

THEY ARE STILL LOOKING THROUGH EVIDENCE TO DETERMINE IF HE WAS PRODUCING IT TOO. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-VO SSWIPE


A NEIGHBORHOOD ON EDGE TONIGHT -- AFTER A HOME INVASION RIGHT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.

AN ELDERLY WOMAN IN THE TICE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FORT MYERS TOLD POLICE A MASKED MAN FORCED HIS WAY INTO HER HOME AND ROBBED HER.

IT HAPPENED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT --

BUT POLICE HAVE LITTLE TO GO WITH.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE SUSPECT WAS WEARING A SKI MASK AND GLOVES WHEN HE FORCED HIS WAY IN THE HOME.

IT HAPPENED HERE ON SEMINOLE AVENUE JUST BEFORE 10 AM.

DESPITE ADT SECURITY SIGNS IN THE YARD AND IN THE WINDOWS THE SUSPECT BURST IN.

HE DEMANDED MONEY FROM A WOMAN WHO POLICE SAY IS IN HER 80S. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-SOTVO


lt. Rodriguez / 19:52 At some point he saw the purse laying in the room and he helped himself with some property from the purse and then just ran out the backdoor. 20:00

THE SUSPECT TOOK OFF OUT THE BACK DOOR AND GOT AWAY.

POLICE AREN'T SAYING HOW MUCH MONEY HE TOOK.

WE'VE ALSO LEARNED THAT THE VICTIM IN THIS CASE IS NOW SO AFRAID, SHE'S NOT PRESSING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


REGISTRATION DECALS STOLEN-VOWIPE


TONIGHT WHEN YOU GO OUT -- YOU MAY BE DRIVING YOUR CAR ILLEGALLY.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE YELLOW STICKER ON YOUR LICENSE PLATE -- MAY BE GONE.

A-B-C 7 HAS LEARNED THAT MORE THAN 100 REPORTS OF STOLEN DECALS ARE MADE EACH YEAR AT THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE LATEST VICTIM REPORTED HIS STOLEN THIS WEEK.

OFFICERS ARE CONSTANTLY CHECKING LICENSE PLATES-- TRYING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS ISSUE.

WHILE SOME DRIVERS AREN'T SURPRISED THIS IS HAPPENING -- OTHERS SAY THEY WILL NOW DOUBLE CHECK THEIR PLATE. Return to index of stories...


REGISTRATION DECALS STOLEN-SOTVO


Lori Chabot, driver

4:53-5:01"I'm not surprised. I've been watching things unfold and we all know the way that the economy has been going and jobs are tough. "

Jodi Brewer, driver

5:18-5:24 "I wouldn't even think to check it. I'm my that observant of a person. I could be driving around and not even know it until I got pulled over. "

RENEWAL PRICES VARY --

BUT IF YOUR DECAL IS STOLEN - FILE A POLICE REPORT AND THE D-M-V WILL REPLACE IT FOR YOU.

AN EXPIRED TAG CAN COST YOU UP TO 250 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON 75-VOWIPE


TROOPERS ARE CRACKING DOWN ON INTERSTATE 75.

AND NOT JUST IN FLORIDA - ACROSS ALL 17-HUNDRED MILES OF THE HIGHWAY.

ONLY OUR CAMERAS RODE ALONG - GETTING AN INSIDE LOOK AT STAY ALIVE ON 75.

TROOPERS IN SIX STATES LAUNCHED THE INITIATIVE TODAY.

THE IDEA IS TO STOP AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS - EDUCATE DRIVERS - AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FATAL CRASHES.

DRIVERS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THEY SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON 75-SOTVO


Callie Nelson, Driver

00:32:51 you just get going on the highway and if you dont use your

cruise control, you don't realize how fast you're going sometimes 00:32:57

THIS INITIATIVE WILL LAST ALL WEEKEND.

IT'S PART OF A NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO BRING THE NUMBER OF FATAL CAR

CRASHES DOWN 15 PERCENT.

LAST YEAR - 7 PEOPLE DIED IN CAR CRASHES ON I-75 IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


FL ATTEMPTED PLANE THEFT-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT ABOUT THE SUSPECT OFFICERS SAY TRIED TO STEAL A CARGO PLANE AT PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

MAHIRI HANIF IS A FORMER TRAINEE AT NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA WHO'S BEEN AWAITING RELEASE FROM THE NAVY.

OFFICERS SAY HE WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY WITH HIS HANDS ON THE CONTROLS OF A PLANE.

THEY SAY HE CLIMBED A CHAIN LINK AND BARBED WIRE FENCE -- THEN WENT UP A TEMPORARY STAIRCASE INTO A U-P-S CARGO PLANE BEFORE MAKING HIS WAY INTO THE COCKPIT.

HANIF TOLD OFFICERS HE WAS PLANNING TO FLY THE PLANE HOME TO ATLANTA TO SEE HIS MOTHER.

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT IS CONTINUING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL VOUCHERS-VOWIPE


A PLAN TO DOUBLE THE SIZE OF FLORIDA'S PRIVATE-SCHOOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM MAKES IT'S WAY THROUGH A HOUSE EDUCATION PANEL.

THE EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE COMBINED TWO PROPOSALS AND AGREED TO EXPAND THE STATE'S MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WHICH SERVES CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES.

THEY WOULD ALSO INCREASE A TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM THAT SPENDS NEARLY 300 MILLION DOLLARS TO SEND LOW INCOME STUDENTS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS ACROSS THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL VOUCHERS-SOTVO


Sot: State Rep. Erik Fresen, R- Miami

"the more that you expand choice options outside of the conventional public school system, the more the conventional public school system will innovate itself and start responding to those demands and those changes."

DEMOCRATS OPPOSED TO THE LEGISLATION ARGUE THE PLAN WILL TAKE FUNDING AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- WHICH THEY CLAIM ARE ALREADY UNDERFUNDED. Return to index of stories...


COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-VOWIPE


IT'S SORT OF LIKE A GARAGE SALE -- BUT YOUR TAX DOLLARS BOUGHT THE ITEMS THAT ARE UP FOR SALE.

COLLIER COUNTY IS GEARING UP FOR ITS ANNUAL SURPLUS AUCTION.

THIS LOT NEAR THE NAPLES AIRPORT IS FILLED WITH 70 TO 80 VEHICLES.

THERE'S ALSO EVERYTHING FROM TIRES TO PRINTERS AVAILABLE.

BY TOMORROW -- THE COUNTY SAYS ALL OF IT WILL BE SOLD.

BUT NOT EVERY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IS IN THE SAME CONDITION.

TAXPAYERS WE TALKED TO ARE SPLIT ON WHETHER THE COUNTY IS GETTING RID OF EQUIPMENT TOO EARLY. Return to index of stories...


COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-SOTVO


If they only have 60 thousand miles, why can't they use it for a little bit longer?

BUTT TO

12:05:19-:25

Somebody's going to buy them and they're still worth something for a lot of people who are handy.

ACCORDING TO THE COUNTY -- THIS AUCTION - ALONG WITH A COUPLE ONLINE AUCTIONS MAKE ANYWHERE FROM 200 TO MORE THAN 500 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FL TROOPER BONUS-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SAID TODAY -- BONUSES BASED ON THE NUMBER OF TICKETS STATE TROOPERS WRITE IS QUOTE "ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS AND WRONG."

EARLIER THIS WEEK --

A FLORIDA POLICE ASSOCIATION TOLD THE TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT -- IT FEARED THE STATE WOULD TIE TROOPER EVALUATIONS TO PUBLIC CONTACTS -- LIKE TRAFFIC STOPS, TICKETS AND ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX DIVORCE-VOWIPE


IMAGINE YOUR MARRIAGE FAILING AND THE STATE WON'T GRANT YOU A DIVORCE.

WELL THAT HAPPENED TO ONE TAMPA SAME-SEX COUPLE WHOSE DIVORCE COULD OVERTURN THE

STATE'S CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE.

THE TWO WOMEN WERE MARRIED IN MASSCHUSETTS BACK IN 20-10.

THEN THEY MOVED TO FLORIDA - WHICH DOESN'T RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

THEY NOW WANT A DIVORCE TO END FOUR YEARS OF MARRIAGE - BUT THE STATE WON'T ALLOW IT.

THE LAWYER OF ONE OF THE WOMEN SAYS HIS CLIENT IS FRUSTRATED. Return to index of stories...


FL SAME SEX DIVORCE-SOTVO


"She wants to live her life and she wants to be able to move on.

Unfortunately as things are right now she can't move on,"

IF THE JUDGE IN THE CASE GRANTS THE DIVORCE -- IT COULD MEAN THE END OF THE BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGES.

A DECISION WUILL BE MADE ON APRIL 22ND. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW-VOWIPE


LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND?

WELL -- WE HAVE A FEW GOOD ONES FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT.

FIRST -- THE INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW IS UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW IN PUNTA GORDA.

IT FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST AERIAL ACROBATICS.

THIS IS THE 34TH YEAR THE SHOW HAS BEEN GOING ON.

ORGANIZERS THINK THERE COULD BE ANYWHERE FROM 40 TO 60 THOUSAND PEOPLE PACKING THE RUNWAY THIS WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


AIR SHOW-SOTVO


:13 Frank Polton, Michigan "Go to them all the time whenever we are around them ya know the Blur Angels, Thunderbirds, it's enjoyable. With all the noise and everything. It's the big party time."

THE PILOTS WILL BE FLYING UNTIL SUNSET.

TOMORROW AND SUNDAY - GATES OPEN AT 9 IN THE MORNING.

SHOWS END AT 4PM.

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MARCO SEAFOOD FEST-CGTOPS WIPE


IF YOU LIKE SEAFOOD -- AND LIVE MUSIC -- HEAD TO MARCO ISLAND.

THE SEAFOOD AND MUSIC FESTIVAL IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW UNTIL 9 -- AND AGAIN TOMORROW FROM 11 UNTIL 9.

DOZENS OF ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS ARE ON HAND -- AS WELL AS A KIDS ZONE.

AND OF COURSE -- YOUR SEAFOOD FAVORITES LIKE GROUPER - STONE CRABS - AND SHRIMP. Return to index of stories...


CELEBRATE BONITA-CGTOPS


AND TOMORROW IS ALSO A GREAT DAY TO CELEBRATE BONITA SPRINGS.

THERE'S A BIG PARTY AT RIVERSIDE PARK FROM TWO TO NINE.

ENJOY LIVE MUSIC--

A CHILDREN'S AREA WITH LASER TAG--

BOUNCE HOUSES--

CARIVNAL GAMES - AND A CHILI COOK-OFF. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


LOVE -- IT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

BUT DID YOU KNOW BEING IN LIOVE CAN ACTUALLY MAKE YOU MORE HEALTHY?

WE'LL EXPLAIN.

PLUS --

"It's not so much about shaming an individual as it as about awareness and making people think twice."

THE LATEST CAMPAIGN TO STOP PEOPLE FROM TEXTING WHILE DRIVING -- WHY YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL.

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


TZ1 A LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B TWITSPOTTING-SOTVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

After some sun earlier Friday, clouds return to the area, with a few widely scattered showers north. Scattered showers will be possible this evening, with temps falling into the 70s.

Rain chances will increase overnight as our next storm system gets closer to the area, with lows only in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Showers will continue into Saturday. Expect mostly cloudy skies all day long, with periods of rain in the morning. Scattered showers may also redevelop later in the afternoon time frame. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 80s.

Better weather is in store for Sunday. The cool front will clear the area early Sunday, with rapid clearing through the morning hours. We'll be left with plenty of sun, windy conditions and highs in the low 80s.

Next week looks great weather-wise. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected for Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s.

A few clouds will return to the area for Wednesday & Thursday, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The quiet and dry weather will likely continue into the end of next week, with temps holding in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-TCMON


WE ALL KNOW BEING IN LOVE CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.

BUT NOW -- DOCTORS ARE SAYING IT'S MORE THAN JUST A FEELING.

IN TONIGHT'S A-B-C 7 HEALTHY LIVING -- MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SAYING IT CAN ACTUALLY HELP YOUR HEART. Return to index of stories...


LOVING IS GOOD FOR YOU-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE HEART WANTS WHAT THE HEART WANTS NOW A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT WANTING

TO TIE THE KNOT MAY LITERALLY HELP OUR HEARTS - AND LEAD TO LONGER LIVES.

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT DATA ON MORE THAN 3 POINT 5 MILLION OF

US LOOKING AT WHO HAD ONE OR MORE BLOOD VESSEL PROBLEMS THAT INCREASE THE

RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE.

MARRIED COUPLES, IT TURNS OUT, TENDED TO HAVE FEWER OF THESE PROBLEMS THAN

SINGLE PEOPLE -- ESPECIALLY APPARENT IN YOUNGER PEOPLE. BUT WHEN THE MARRIAGE

ENDED SO DID THE BENEFITS. DIVORCED AND WIDOWED PEOPLE'S RISK WENT BACK UP.

THE RESEARCHERS WERE QUICK TO NOTE THAT THE BENEFITS PROBABLY AREN'T BIG

ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY RUSHING TO THE ALTAR WITH JUST ANYONE. BUT FOR MARRIED

COUPLES, GIVE EACH OTHER A LITTLE SMILE ACROSS THE DINNER TABLE AND PUT YOUR

HEARTS AT EASE. Return to index of stories...


FLU VACCINE-VO


A NEW STUDY FROM THE C-D-C HAS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR KIDS THAT GET THE FLU VACCINE.

THER RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THOSE CHILDREN ARE 74-PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO END UP IN INTENSIVE CARE THAN THOSE NOT VACCINATED.

HOWEVER -- MEDICAL RECORDS SHOW ONLY 18-PERCENT OF KIDS ADMITTED TO THE I-C-U FOR THE FLU -- WERE FULLY VACCINATED -- EVEN THOUGH OVER HALF WERE AT HIGH RISK FOR FLU-RELATED COMPLICATIONS.

RESEARCHERS STRESS THAT WHILE THE VACCINE MAY NOT ALWAYS PREVENT THE FLU -- IT CAN LESSON THE SEVERITY OF SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


TWITSPOTTING BILLBOARDS-VOWIPE


TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IS AGAINST THE LAW IN MANY STATES -- INCLUDING HERE IN FLORIDA.

BUT SOME PEOPLE JUST DON'T SEEM TO GET IT.

SO ONE MAN IN CALIFORNIA HAS DECIDED TO SHOW EVERYONE WHO THESE OFFENDING TEXTERS ARE.

HE PURCHASED AD TIME ON A BUNCH OF BILLBOARDS AND HAS BEEN POSTING PICTURES OF PEOPLE TEXTING WHILE BEHIND THE WHEEL.

HE TAKES THE PICTURES WHILE RIDIING AROUND SAN FRANCISCO -- AS A PASSENGER --

AND HAS THEM POSTED TO BILLBOARDS AND A WEBSITE HE CALLS -- TWITSPOTTING DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TWITSPOTTING BILLBOARDS-SOTVO


"For every person I saw picking their nose, there would be like 20 people texting."

SINGER INSISTS IT'S NOT A PUBLIC CAMPAIGN TO SHAME PEOPLE - BUT TO CREATE SOCIAL PRESSURE.

HE ALSO SAYS HE'S GOTTEN INTEREST FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT -- NON PROFITS AND SAFETY CONSCIOUS PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


GATORS MOVING ON TO A FAMILIAR PLACE--- ELITE 8 ONCE AGAIN

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TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ 7 1) GM RECALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


THE NATION'S LARGEST AUTOMAKER IS UNDER FIRE AGAIN, TONIGHT.

G-M -- ISSUING EVEN MORE RECALLS --

AFTER LAST WEEK'S BOMBSHELL ANNOUNCEMENT.

WE'VE GOT THE DETAILS -- AFTER WORLD NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) IRS SCAMS-VOTOPS


PLUS --

THE I-R-S SAYS -- IDENTITY THEFT CASES ARE ON THE RISE.

AFTER A NUMBER OF REPORTS HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW TO *NOT BECOME A VICTIM.

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


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


GRADY SIZEMORE-POPMON


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A GOOD STORY THIS SPRING---- LOOK NO FURTHER THAN GRADY SIZEMORE---- THE PAST 5 YEARS--- THE GUYS BEEN IN THE DOCTORS OFFICE MORE THAN BATTERS BOX--- UNDERGOING 7 SURERIES SINCE 2009-- AND IT LOOKED LIKE HIS CAREER WAS GOING TO FLATLINE--- ON THE OPERATING TABLE--- BUT THE RED SOX GAVE HIM A SHOT THIS SPRING--- AND ARE THEY GLAD THEY DID-- TODAY HE WAS NAMED STARTING CENTERFIELDER Return to index of stories...


GRADY SIZEMORE-VOTOPS


SIZEMORE BEAT OUT JACKIE BRADLEY JUNIOR FOR THE STARTING JOB---

BRADLEY WILL NOW HEAD TO TRIPLE A--

AS FOR SIZEMORE-- WHO SAT OUT ALL OF LAST SEASON WITH INJURIES--- HE DECIDED TO TAKE MATTERS INTO HIS OWN HANDS-- HITTING 330 THIS SPRING--- AND PLAYED SOME VERY GOOD DEFENSE IN CENTER--

AND TAKES NOTHING FOR GRANTED AT THIS STAGE OF HIS CAREER--- Return to index of stories...


GRADY SIZEMORE-SOTTOPS


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RED SOX TWINS-VOTPS


RED SOX PLAYED THE TWINS WITHOUT SIZEMORE TODAY--- --

NO SCORE IN THE 4TH INNING -- SOX THOUGH GET TO PHIL HUGHES -- AS MIKE CARP LACES THIS DOWN THE RIGHT FIELD LINE -- MIKE NAPOLI SLIDES INTO SCORE -- MAKING IT 1-0 BOSTON --

SAME INNING -- XANDER BOGARTS WITH A LINE DRIVE INTO LEFT -- THAT WILL FALL -- CARP COMES INTO SCORE THE SECOND BOSTON RUN -- 2-0 SOX -- THEY ADD 2 MORE AND WIN IT 4-0 -- SAME TWO TEAMS BACK AT IT -- ONE FINAL TIME FOR SPRING TRAINING TOMORROW --- Return to index of stories...


RAYS TIGERS-VOTOPS


RAYS AT THE TIGERS - THERE'S MIGUEL CABRERA - FRESH OFF OF SIGNING A 300 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT

MATT MOORE -- NOT IMPRESSED -- HE STRIKES OUT THE BIG GUY LOOKING -- ALTHOUGH DIDN'T HAVE HIS BEST STUFF TODAY

A BIT LATER ON -- VICTOR MARTINEZ TAGS THIS PITCH INTO LEFT FIELD FOR A RUN SCORING SINGLE -- MAKING IT 3-0 DETROIT -- THEY ARE WINNERS THIS AFTERNOON BY A SCORE OF 6 TO 3 -- MOORE TAKES THE LOSS FOR TAMPA -- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON


STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS BEFORE--- THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE OFF TO THE ELITE 8--- IT'S THE 4TH STRAIGHT YEAR---- SO GETTING TO THE ELITE HAS NOT BEEN A PROBLEM-- GETTING PAST IT HAS--- IT'S BEEN A ROAD-BLOCK THE LAST 3 YEARS--- MAYBE THAT'S WHY THE TEAM ADOPTED THE PHRASE-- FINAL FOUR OR BUST--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT THE GATORS HELD OFF UCLA--- TO ADVANCE TO THE ELITE 8--- WHERE THEY WILL MEET THE DAYTON FLYERS---

--- THE FLYERS HAVE BECOME THIS YEAR'S CINDERELLA-- MAKING THEIR RUN AS AN 11 SEED---

--- BUT THEY HAVEN'T PLAYED ANYONE LIKE THE GATORS SO FAR-- A GATOR TEAM THAT IS DETERMINED TO GET OVER THE ELITE 8 JINX Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS


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UK LOUISVILLE-VOTOPS


THE BLUEGRASS STATE WILL BE ROCKING LATER TONIGHT--- WHEN KENTUCKY AND LOUISVILLE MEET IN THE SWEET 16---

THE CARDINALS HAVE ALL THE EXPERIENCE IN WORLD--- SEVERAL OF THEIR PLAYERS-- WON A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP LAST YEAR---

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UK LOUISVILLE-SOTTOPS


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DESEAN JACKSON-VOTOPS


BIG NEWS FROM THE NFL--- AS THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES RELEASE PRO BOWL WIDE RECEIVER DESEAN JACKSON--

-- THE EAGLES SAY THE REASON FOR THE RELEASE IS THAT JACKSON WAS SET TO MAKE 10-MILLION DOLLARS THIS SEASON---

--- HOWEVER INFORMATION SURFACED THAT JACKSON HAS CLOSE TIES TO GANG MEMBERS IN LOS ANGELES-- Return to index of stories...


PGA GOLF-VOTOPS


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...