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DIRECTORS PAGE 2020 TONIGHT-SOTVO
HEADLINES 2020 TONIGHT-TC
HL 1) ARCADIA MURDER-SSTOPS NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) CHILD PORN ARREST-VOTOPS TEASE TWO
HL 3) LICENSE STICKER THEFTS-SOTVO TZ2 SWFL AIR SHOW-SOTVO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP TZ2 MCDONALD'S COFFEE-VOTOPS
FM HOME INVASION-SOTVO JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
FM HOME INVASION-2SH-PUSH-VO WEATHER-PWC
FM HOME INVASION-SOTVO WEATHER-WXWALL
DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP FL MANATEE RESCUE-trxNATVO
ARCADIA MURDER-OTS-SS-VO TTD COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-2SH-VO
ARCADIA MURDER-SOTVO-OC TTD COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-SOTVO
CHILD PORN ARREST-trxSSTOPS-VO FL SCHOOL VOUCHERS-OTS-VO
CHILD PORN ARREST-SOTVO MCDONALDS FREE COFFEE-trxVOTOPS-OC
FAMU HAZING JAIL SENTENCE-OTS-SS 34TH ANNUAL SWFL AIR SHOW-2SH-VO
GM MORE RECALLS-OTS 34TH ANNUAL SWFL AIR SHOW-SOTVO
FIRE WATCH OPEN-CLIP COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
COLLIER MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
LICENSE PLATE STICKER THEFTS-2SH-VO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
LICENSE PLATE STICKER THEFTS-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
IRS SCAMS-OTS-VO 11PM TZ1) BULL RESCUE-VOTOPS-WIPE
IRS SCAMS-SOTVO 11PM TZ2) BREAST MILK DONATION-VOTOPS
COUNTY COC RECORDS ONLINE-OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
STAYING ALIVE ON 75-trxVOTOPS GRADY SIZEMORE-POPMON
STAYING ALIVE ON 75-SOTVO GRADY SIZEMORE-VOTOPS
SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-OC-VO GRADY SIZEMORE-SOTTOPS
WALMART LAWSUIT-WIPE-VOTOPS RED SOX TWINS-VOTPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP RAYS TIGERS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2SH-SS FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
TZ1 FL SEX OFFENDER-SSTOPS FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
TZ1 FL CARGO PLANE-VOTOPS FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL UK LOUISVILLE-VOTOPS
FL SEX OFFENDER ON THE LOOSE-trxSSTOPS-OC UK LOUISVILLE-SOTTOPS
FL CARGO PLANE-OTS-VO DESEAN JACKSON-VOTOPS
FL CARGO PLANE-SOTVO PGA GOLF-VOTOPS
2020 TONIGHT-TC GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


THIS MAN IS THE CENTER OF A MURDER INVESTIGATION TONIGHT --

INVOLVING HIS OWN PARENTS.

BEATEN TO DEATH -- INSIDE THEIR OWN HOME.

AND --

DISTRUBING PICTURES OF CHILD PORN -- FOUND INSIDE THIS NORT FORT MYERS HOME.

TONIGHT -- MORE ON THE MAN AUTHORITIES SAY, IS RESPONSIBLE.

PLUS THIS --

"So few people bother to take a minute to take a look at the back of their car to make sure everything is okay."

YOUR LICENSE PLATE REGISTRATION COULD *LOOK OUT OF DATE --

THAT'S BECAUSE THEIVES ARE STEALING THIS YELLOW STICKER FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA VEHICLES.

HOW TO PREVENT BEING A VICTIM --

RIGHT NOW, ON THE THE NEWS AT 7:00. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) ARCADIA MURDER-SSTOPS


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HL 2) CHILD PORN ARREST-VOTOPS


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HL 3) LICENSE STICKER THEFTS-SOTVO


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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FM HOME INVASION-SOTVO


james/ 13:03 When I went and checked on her she was telling me that someone snatched her in her house and pulled her to the bedroom. 13:0:15

A MASKED MAN FORCED HIMSELF INTO A LEE COUNTY HOME AND ROBBED THE ELDERLY WOMAN INSIDE.

BUT TONIGHT -- THE VICTIM SAYS -- SHE DOESN'T WANT TO PRESS ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASION-2SH-PUSH-VO


IT HAPPENED ALONG SEMINOLE AVE.

IN THE TICE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FORT MYERS.

THE VICTIM, A WOMAN IN HER 80s -- WAS TOO AFRAID TO SPEAK ON CAMERA OR PRESS CHARGES AFTER THIS MORNING'S HOME INVASION.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE ROBBER.

THE VICTIM TOLD THEM HE WORE A MASK AND GLOVES.

A NEIGHBOR HEARD HER SCREAMING AND CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASION-SOTVO


Rhonda James/neighbor / 12:46:27 then I heard her hollaring. That's when I jumped up and looked out the window but I didn't see no one. 12:05:50

--BUTT SOT--

21:32 In this type of crime we need to have the cooperating of the victim. After all the person is the victim of the crime not the poilce department. 21:38

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE DIDN'T PUT UP A FIGHT.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING OPEN-CLIP


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ARCADIA MURDER-OTS-SS-VO


TONIGHT- THE DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A MURDER THEY SAY WAS CARRIED OUT BY THE VICTIM'S SON.

THIS MAN KARL BURNHAM - IS UNDER ARREST AFTER INVESTIGATORS KILLED HIS FATHER, AND TRIED TO KILL HIS MOTHER.

THE TWO VICTIMS ARE GEORGE AND JOANN BURNHAM.

DEPUTIES SAY GEORGE BURNHAM HAD BEEN BEATEN TO DEATH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY KARL BURNHAM LEFT THE HOME--

HE WAS ARRESTED HOURS LATER IN ORANGE COUNTY AS THE PRIME SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER-SOTVO-OC


"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

IN 19-88 BURNHAM WAS CONVICTED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

HE WAS SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS -- AND RELEASED TWO YEARS AGO.

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US GEORGE BURNHAM WORKED FOR THE DESOTO

COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE.

HIS WIFE IS RECOVERING FROM THE ATTACK IN A BRADENTON HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CHILD PORN ARREST-trxSSTOPS-VO


A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT ON TEN COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND THE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT PICTURES ON JESUS SALAS COMPUTERS.

THEY TOOK EVIDENCE FROM THE HOUSE AND A SHED IN THE BACKYARD.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE INSIDE THE HOUSE WHERE AGENTS ARRESTED SALAS DID NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE CHARGES.

THEY TOLD US OFF CAMERA THAT CHILDREN LIVE THERE. 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 CHILDREN OF ALL AGES.

THEY ARE STILL LOOKING THROUGH EVIDENCE TO DETERMINE IF HE ALSO MADE IT. Return to index of stories...


FAMU HAZING JAIL SENTENCE-OTS-SS


NEW TONIGHT --

A FORMER FLORIDA A&M BAND MEMBER IS THE FIRST PERSON TO BE SENTENCED FOR HIS ROLE IN THE HAZING DEATH OF A DRUM MAJOR.

ROBERT CHAMPION WAS BEATEN TO DEATH IN 2011 AFTER A FOOTBALL GAME.

TODAY A JUDGE SENTENCED JESSE BASKIN TO 51 WEEKS IN THE COUNTY JAIL, FIVE YEARS OF PROBATION AND 300 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


GM MORE RECALLS-OTS


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT SEVEN--

GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MORE CARS.

THIS COMES AFTER A MASSIVE, CONTROVERSIAL RECALL, LAST WEEK.

THE 8-HUNDRED-24-THOUSAND SMALL CARS ARE BEING PULLED OFF THE ROAD, BECAUSE OF FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES.

WE'LL BE SURE TO PASS ALONG ANY FURTHER DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WATCH OPEN-CLIP


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COLLIER MULCH FIRE-VOTOPS


SMOKE IS STILL HANGING IN THE AIR FROM A COLLIER COUNTY MULCH FIRE.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM "JONES MINING" OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE SMOKE IS DYING DOWN.

BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN IT COULD TAKE DAYS OR WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT.

IF THE SMOKE IS BOTHERING YOU, CLOSE YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS, AND TRY NOT TO BE OUTSIDE FOR TOO LONG.

COMMON SYMPTOMS ARE A SORE THROAT AND A RUNNY NOSE.

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LICENSE PLATE STICKER THEFTS-2SH-VO


HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR VEHICLE REGISTRATION DECAL LATELY?

THAT'S THE YELLOW STICKER ON YOUR LICENSE PLATE.

IF YOU HAVEN'T-- YOU SHOULD -- IT MAY BE STOLEN.

CAPE CORAL POLICE GET MORE THAN A HUNDRED REPORTS A YEAR ON STOLEN REGISTRATION DECALS.

THEY CONSTANTLY CHECK LICENSE PLATES TO STOP THE PROBLEM.

SOME DRIVERS SAY THEY NEVER CHECK THEIR PLATES -- AND NOW THEY WILL. Return to index of stories...


LICENSE PLATE STICKER THEFTS-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. "

--BUTT SOT--

SOT

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. "

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...


IRS SCAMS-OTS-VO


A NUMBER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS -- ATTEMPTING TO FILE THEIR TAXES, ARE RUNNING INTO A MAJOR PROBLEM.

IDENTITY THEFT.

AUTHORITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TELL US -- THEY RECEIVE REPORTS DAILY.

THE I-R-S HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES TRACKING IDENTITY THEFT CASES --

ENHANCED FILTERS TO CATCH FRAUDULENT RETURNS AS THEY'RE FILED --

AND ASSIGNED PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS TO VICTIMS SO THEY'RE NOT HIT AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


IRS SCAMS-SOTVO


THE I-R-S CAN'T CATCH THEM ALL --

THOSE CONVICTED OF IDENTITY THEFT RECEIVE AN AVERAGE OF 38 MONTHS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


COUNTY COC RECORDS ONLINE-OC


SOON YOU'LL BE ABLE TO ACCESS ELECTRONIC COURT DOCUMENTS -- ONLINE.

THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT RELEASED AN ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER, WHICH PROHIBITED COUNTY CLERKS FROM PROVIDING ACCESS TO COURT DOCUMENTS, THROUGH THE INTERNET.

THAT WAS LATER OVERTURNED.

LEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT, LINDA DOGGETT SAYS, THIS IS A POSITIVE STEP.

SHE SAYS, HER OFFICE IS REVIEWING THE FINAL REQUIREMENTS BEFORE PUTTING THOSE DOCUMENTS ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON 75-trxVOTOPS


TROOPERS ARE CRACKING DOWN ON INTERSTATE 75.

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

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 PEOPLE SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION WHILE DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


STAYING ALIVE ON 75-SOTVO


Lt. Greg Bueno, Florida Highway Patrol - Whether you need to put your

phones down, drive soberly, wear your seatbelt, abide by the rules of

the road. 00:03:21

THIS INITIATIVE WILL LAST ALL WEEKEND.

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

CRASHES DOWN 15%.

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


SWEETBAYS TO WINN DIXIES-OC-VO


IF YOU'RE A REGULAR SHOPPER AT SWEETBAY GROCERY STORE -- YOU PROBABLY NOTICED SOMETHING DIFFERENT TODAY.

MANY STORES RE-OPENED TODAY AS WINN DIXIES.

WE STOPPED BY THE ONE IN NAPLES ON VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD.

IT AND NINE OTHER AREA STORES CLOSED FOR ABOUT A WEEK SO WORKERS COULD CHANGE THINGS AROUND AND BRING IN NEW FOOD UNDER THE WINN DIXIE BRAND. Return to index of stories...


WALMART LAWSUIT-WIPE-VOTOPS


MENATIME --

WALMART IS TAKING CREDIT CARD COMPANY VISA TO COURT.

IT FILED A LAWSUIT ACCUSING VISA OF CONSPIRING WITH BANKS TO FIX PRICES ON SO-CALLED "SWIPE FEES."

THOSE ARE THE PROCESSING FEES BANKS CHARGE RETAILERS EVERY TIME A YOU USE A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD.

WALMART IS SUING VISA FOR FIVE BILLION DOLLARS.

THIS FOLLOWS A SETTLEMENT SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT WAL-MART, TARGET AND AMAZON REFUSED TO TAKE THAT MONEY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE-2SH-SS


THE HUNT IS ON FOR A MAN SUSPECTED OF RAPING THREE UNDERAGED GIRLS.

TONIGHT -- AUTHORITES THINK HE'S STILL SOMEWHERE, HERE IN FLORIDA.

NEXT -- HOW THE FUGITIVE WAS CAUGHT IN FLORIDA -- AND LATER SLIPPED AWAY FROM AUTHORITIES.

PLUS --

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW A ROGUE NAVY SEAL, NEARLY STOLE A CARGO PLANE FROM A FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

WE'VE GOT THAT STORY -- PLUS MORE, NEXT.

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TZ1 FL SEX OFFENDER-SSTOPS


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TZ1 FL CARGO PLANE-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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FL SEX OFFENDER ON THE LOOSE-trxSSTOPS-OC


DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

A MAN ACCUSED A RAPING THREE CHILDREN IS STILL ON THE LOOSE IN FLORIDA.

PINELLAS PARK POLICE SAY THEY MADE CONTACT WITH 25-YEAR-OLD JESSE SAWYER JR. EARLIER THIS MONTH.

BUT RELEASED HIM BECAUSE THE PAPERWORK WASN'T IN ORDER.

A SHORT TIME LATER- THE FBI CONFIRMED THE ARREST WARRANT-

BUT SAWYER WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.

WE'RE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THIS STORY -- STAY WITH US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


FL CARGO PLANE-OTS-VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT ABOUT A MAN -- WHO POLICE SAY TRIED TO STEAL A CARGO PLANE AT PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

POLICE ARRESTED HIM WITH HIS HANDS ON THE CONTROLS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE CLIMBED A CHAIN LINK AND BARBED WIRE FENCE --

AND THEN, WENT UP A TEMPORARY STAIRCASE --

AND MADE HIS WAY INTO THE COCKPIT. Return to index of stories...


FL CARGO PLANE-SOTVO


Greg Donovan/Airport Director

23-

"He was detected as he was going over the fence."

33-

"We have hundreds of cameras throughout the complex and sensors. Law enforcement, police was dispatched. They arrived on scene in less than five minutes."

THE MAN TOLD POLICE HE WANTED TO FLY HOME TO ATLANTA TO SEE HIS MOM.

OFFICIALS SAY HE'S IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REMOVED FROM THE NAVY.

THE CASE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


2020 TONIGHT-TC


WE'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO A NEW EPISIODE OF 20-20 -- AIRING TONIGHT, HERE ON ABC-7.

ABC'S GIO BENITEZ SAT DOWN WITH A LAS VEGAS WOMAN, SERVING TIME FOR PLOTTING TO KILL HER EX-HUSBAND.

NOW -- SHE SAYS, SHE NEVER WANTED HIM DEAD. Return to index of stories...


2020 TONIGHT-SOTVO


Majors: I'm asking you did you know about this, did you know

Bessey: 01;38;06: I didn't know a thing.

--BUTT SOT--

GIO: Sitting here today, you can say you had absolutely nothing to do with

that shooting?

AMY BESSEY: Positively. Absolutely. Nothing.

HER ALIBI?

SHE WAS AT A SPAGHETTI DINNER AT HER SISTER'S HOUSE THE

NIGHT BEFORE.

THAT'S WHEN SHE WENT HOME, FELL ASLEEP -- AND THE CRIME OCCURRED. Return to index of stories...


2020 TONIGHT-TC


SHE WENT ON TO SAY -- IF SHE *REALLY WANTED HER HUSBAND DEAD -- SHE WOULD'VE SHOT IM HERSLEF!

THIS IS AN EPISODE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.

YOU CAN CATCH IT TONIGHT -- STARTING AT 10.

AND DONT' FORGET TO STUCK AROUND FOR ABC-7 NEWS AT 11. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


"I'm glad they came back this year because last year, we didn't have them."

AFTER A DISAPPOININT CANCELEATION LAST YEAR --

THE ANNUAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW IS BACK, TONIGHT.

WE'LL TAKE YOU INSIDE ALL THE ACTION.

PLUS --

MONDAY MORNING COULD BE A LITTLE BETTER FOR MILLIONS, NEXT WEEK.

THE NEW INCENTIVE MCDONALDS IS ROLLING OUT -- TO STAY AHEAD IN THE FAST-FOOD BREAKFAST BRAWL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SWFL AIR SHOW-SOTVO


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TZ2 MCDONALD'S COFFEE-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE 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...


FL MANATEE RESCUE-trxNATVO


Nats of Rescue -- "Yeah, good catch."

AMAZING VIDEO TONIGHT OF A MANATEE RESCUE NEAR LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

SEVERAL PEOPLE CALLED TO REPORT THE INJURED SEACOW.

IT TOOK A FEW DAYS OF SEARCHING --

BUT BIOLOGISTS FINALLY SPOTTED HER NEAR A BRIDGE AND CAUGHT HER.

RIGHT NOW -- SHE'S UNDERGOING TREATMENT AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM. Return to index of stories...


TTD COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-2SH-VO


COLLIER COUNTY ALONG WITH MARCO ISLAND AND THE NAPLES AIRPORT AUTHORITY ARE GEARING UP FOR THEIR ANNUAL SURPLUS AUCTION.

IT'S A GOOD CHANCE FOR A GREAT DEAL.

THERE'S EVERYTHING FROM VEHICLES -- TO PRINTERS.

BY TOMORROW, ALL OF THIS WILL BE SOLD.

OFFICIALS SAY, THIS AUCTION COULD BRING MORE THAN 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS -- ALL FROM SURPLUS ITEMS.

BUT TAXPAYERS SOME TAXPAYERS SAY -- WHY SELL EQUIPMENT SO SOON? Return to index of stories...


TTD COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION-SOTVO


Stuart Mitch, Collier County taxpayer

12:05:19-:25

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

--BUTT SOT--

Donna Walsh, Collier Co. taxpayer

12:03:18-:22

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

THE OVERALL SALES INCLUDE A FEW OTHER COUNTY AUCTIONS.

THOSE ARE CONUDCTED ONLINE.

THE COUNTY SAYS ANY PROFIT IS BETTER THAN NO PROFIT.

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FL SCHOOL VOUCHERS-OTS-VO


THE FLORIDA HOUSE EDUCATION PANEL APPROVED A PLAN THAT COULD DOUBLE THE SIZE OF FLORIDA'S PRIVATE-SCHOOL VOUCHER PLAN.

LAWMAKERS COMBINED TWO PROPOSALS, AND AGREED TO EXPAND THE STATE'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILLITIES.

THEY WILL ALSO INCREASE A TAX CREDIT TO SEND LOW ENCOME STUDENTS TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

DEMOCRATS OPPOSED THE LEGISLATION -- SAYING THE PLAN WILL TAKE AWAY FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS FREE COFFEE-trxVOTOPS-OC


THE FAST FOOD BREAKFAST WARS ARE HEATING UP.

COFFEE LOVERS ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT.

STARTING MONDAY UNTIL APRIL 13TH --

MCDONALD'S WILL OFFER FREE COFFEE DURING BREAKFAST HOURS.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AS TACO BELL ROLLS OUT ADS TO PROMOTE ITS NEW BREAKFAST MENU, WHICH INCLUDES A WAFFLE TACO. Return to index of stories...


34TH ANNUAL SWFL AIR SHOW-2SH-VO


LET THE ROAR BEGIN!

TONIGHT -- THE 34TH ANNUAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW KICKS OFF IN PUNTA GORDA.

SOME OF THE BEST IN AERIAL ACROBATICS WILL BE ON DISPLAY THIS WEEKEND.

OUR CREWS WENT INTO THE SKIES, ON-BOARD THIS B-25 PLANE -- OVERLOOKING THE PUNTA GORDA ISLES.

ORGANIZERS TELL ABC-7 -- THEY'RE EXPECTING ANYWHERE FROM 40-TO-60 THOUSAND PEOPLE PACKING THE RUNWAY. Return to index of stories...


34TH ANNUAL SWFL 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 SHOW CONTINUES ALL WEEKEND.

GATES OPEN AT 9 O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING.

TICKETS ARE 20-BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


LOOK WHO'S BACK-- THE FLORIDA GATORS OFF TO THE ELITE 8 ONCE AGAIN-- BUT CAN THEY ADVANCE

PLUS--- GRADY SIZEMORE-- WASN'T EVEN PLAYING LAST YEAR-- NOW HE'S THE RED SOX STARTING CENTERFIELDER Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) BULL RESCUE-VOTOPS-WIPE


SAFE FROM THE WATER.

BUT IT'S LIFE STILL IN DANGER.

NEW VIDEO AT ELEVEN OF A BULL BEING RESCUED --

AND SOCIAL MEDIA FIGHT TO SAVE IT FROM BEING SLAUGHTERED. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) BREAST MILK DONATION-VOTOPS


PUMPING HER WAY IN A WORLD RECORD BOOK.

AT ELEVEN -

HOW MUCH BREAST MILK ONE MOM DONATED TO MAKE THE CUT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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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 THE BATTERS BOX--- UNDERGOING 7 SURGERIES 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-- 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 -- MIKE CARP DOING SOME DAMAGE--- 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 --

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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 MOORE DIDN'T HAVE THE GOOT STUFF TODAY

---- VICTOR MARTINEZ TAGS THIS PITCH INTO LEFT FIELD FOR A RUN SCORING SINGLE -- MAKING IT 3-0 DETROIT -- TIGER WINS 6-3 -- 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 NOW FOUR YEARS IN A ROW---- SO GETTING TO THE ELITE 8 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---

WHILE THE WILDCATS ARE LOADED WITH SUPER TALENTED FRESHMAN Return to index of stories...


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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LET'S PLAY SOME GOLF-- TEXAS OPEN---

PHIL MICKELSON FROM THE SAND--- WELCOME TO MY WORLD--- CAN'T GET OUT OF THE TRAP--- MICKELSON IN DANGER OF MISSING THE CUT-- STILL ON THE COURSE AT 3 OVER--

EVERYONE CHASING THIS GUY-- STEVEN BOWDITCH-- NICE PUTT-- GREAT SCORE-- SHOT 5 UNDER TODAY AND LEADS AT 8 UNDER PAR Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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