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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ2 B NAPLES ZOO BEAR-SSTOPS
HEADLINES-T-ANIBOX JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
HL 1) ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-vo WEATHER-PWC
HL 2) IGUANAS ON SEWALLS-vo WEATHER-WXWALL
HL 3) DIABETES BYPASSS-vo SOLDIER INJURED CEREMONY-TC MON VO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP SOLDIER INJURED CEREMONY-SOTVO
ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-2SH PUSH SS (4) DIABETES BYPASS-OTS-VOWIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP DIABETES BYPASS-SOTVO
DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VOWIPE OH CRAP APP-OC, SOTVO
DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SOTVO BACK UP CAMERAS ON CARS-OTS VO
WOMAN POINTS GUN AT DEPUTY-TRX-SSTOPS DWTS PREVIEW-TRX-SOTVO-SS
IVAN COLEMAN-BNC VOWIPE n-SSTOPS (3)
IVAN COLEMAN-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
CAREER CRIMINAL ARREST-VO SS (2) TEASE THREE-POP
ELDERLY EXPLOITATION-VO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
LAWSON TRIAL-SS (2) VO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
SLEEP BURGLARY-OC, SOTVO-SS 11PM TZ1) CAR INTO WATER OWNER-VOTOPS-WIPE
IGUANA INFESTATION-TRX-VOTOPS-ONCAM 11PM TZ2) ANTI ROB FORD SIGNS-VOTOPS
IGUANA INFESTATION-LLPKG SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
DOGS ABANDONED AT CHURCH-VO OPENING DAY-VOTOPS
STOLEN EGG TRUCK-OC,SS,OC RED SOX O'S-POPMON
OIL HEARING-TURN OTS RED SOX O'S-VOTOPS
CAPE FIREFIGHTERS REPORTABLE-SS-VO SCOREBOARD-CGTOP
AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE DEADLINE-VO-ONCAM FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
TZ1 A MUDSLIDE UPDATE-SOTVO CHASE FIELER-VOTOPS
TZ1 B CALIFORNIA AFTERSHOCKS-NATSVO CHASE FIELER-SOTTOPS
MUDSLIDE UPDATE-VO IN POP-VOFULL WIGGINS-VOTOPS
MUDSLIDE UPDATE-SOTVO BISHOP VEROT COACH-VOTOPS
CALIFORNIA AFTERSHOCKS-TRX-NATSVO UF FOOTBALL-VOTPS
MISSING PLANE-VO UF FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT
TZ2 A INJURED SOLDIER-VOTOPS  


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HEADLINES-T-ANIBOX


HE'S ACCUSED OF BRUTALLY MURDERING HIS OWN FATHER --

AND LEAVING HIS OWN MOTHER TO DIE.

NOW AT 7 --

NEW INFORMATION WE'VE UNCOVERED --

ABOUT AN ACCUSED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA KILLER!

PLUS-

THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.

HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?

THE IGUANA INVASION IN A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD-

HOW THEY COULD DESTROY SEWALLS!

AND --

SAY GOODBYE --

TO LONG TERM SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES!

WHAT DOCTORS ARE NOW FINDING SIGNIFICANTLY HELPS THE DISEASE --

ALLOWING YOU TO LET GO OF YOUR MEDICATION.

THE NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-vo


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HL 2) IGUANAS ON SEWALLS-vo


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HL 3) DIABETES BYPASSS-vo


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-2SH PUSH SS (4)


ALL NEW ON ABC7 NEWS AT SEVEN --

ABC7 IS BRINGING YOU NEW DETAILS ON A MAN WHO DEPUTIES SAY KILLED HIS OWN FATHER AND NEARLY BEAT HIS MOTHER TO DEATH INSIDE THEIR HOUSE IN ARCADIA.

HI AND GOOD EVENING.

I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AND I'M JEFF BUTERA.

FRIENDS OF JOANN BURNHAM SAY SHE GOT OUT OF THE I-C-U TODAY IN BRADENTON AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

HER SON-

KARL BURNHAM IS IN THE DESOTO COUNTY JAIL WITHOUT BOND.

DEPUTIES SAY HE MURDERED HIS FATHER GEORGE BURNHAM.

AND HIS SISTER -- WHO FOUND THEIR PARENTS -- SAYS SHE KNOWS HER BROTHER DID IT.

BURNHAM SPENT 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A MURDER IN ORANGE COUNTY.

HE GOT OUT TWO YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-VOWIPE


A POPULAR NAPLES BAR IS NOW THE SCENE OF A DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING.

IT HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT AT NOODLES ITALIAN CAFE AND SUSHI BAR JUST OFF PINE RIDGE ROAD.

A DEPUTY SAYS HE SMELLED MARIJUANA ON BRANDON ODE.

AS HE APPROACHED ODE -- HE SAYS ODE RAN AND PULLED A GUN ON HIM.

THE DEPUTY OPENED FIRE.

OTHER DEPUTIES FOUND HIM HIDING IN BUSHES.

THEY FOUND POT IN HIS POCKET. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

Matthew Berman/Owner, Noodles

12:20:47 "we have never had this incident here in the last 24 years."

BUTT TO

"12:22:10 "The young man walked up, smoking a marijuana cigarette and police officer approached him and he took off running.

ODE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER AND RESISTING ARREST WITH VIOLENCE.

THE DEPUTY IS STILL ON THE JOB. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN POINTS GUN AT DEPUTY-TRX-SSTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

A WOMAN IS OUT ON BOND AFTER DEPUTIES SAY SHE PULLED A GUN ON THEM.

IT HAPPENED DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

THE DEPUTY SAYS SHE CROSSED A MIDDLE LANE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

THE DEPUTY ASKED HER IF SHE HAD ANY WEAPONS AND SAYS SHE POINTED A GUN AT HIM.

SHE'S CHARGED WITH D-U-I. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN-BNC VOWIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

IVAN COLEMAN COULD BE RELEASED FROM JAIL AT ANY MOMENT.

THIS IS THE GUY WHO ONCE TRIGGERED A STATEWIDE AMBER ALERT.

COLEMAN AGREED TO A PLEA DEAL TODAY.

HE'S THE MISSOURI MAN CHARGED WITH TAKING TWO COLLIER TEENS OUT OF STATE.

THEY WERE FOUND IN KENTUCKY A DAY LATER, UNHARMED.

COLEMAN CHANGED HIS PLEA OF NOT GUILTY TO NO CONTEST.

THE JUDGE ISSUED HIM 1 YEAR IN JAIL AND 2 YEARS OF PROBATION --

BUT HE'S ALREADY SERVED THE ONE YEAR SO HE'LL BE LET GO ANY MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN-SOTVO


---SOT---

DONALD DAY, COLEMAN'S ATTORNEY

16:27:26-:34

Certainly my client had no criminal intent to do anything other than three young kids who left the jurisdiction and went on a car ride.

COLEMAN'S FAMILY IS HERE AT THE JAIL TO TAKE HIM BACK TO MISSOURI.

THERE HE WILL SERVE HIS PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


CAREER CRIMINAL ARREST-VO SS (2)


FOUR CONVICTED FELONS ARE CHARGED WITH STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF COPPER AND DEFRAUDING YOU.

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FEMALE INMATE LED INVESTIGATORS TO A HOUSE IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

D-N-A ON SPRITE CANS THERE MATCHED JEREMY WICHMANN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE STOLE THE COPPER FROM F-P-L THEN PAID TWO PEOPLE TO PAWN THE COPPER.

AT THE SAME TIME --

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES INVESTIGATED *ANOTHER* CONVICTED FELON THEY SAY DEFRAUDED A WOMAN OUT OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

THEY SAY HE CASHED FALSE CHECKS. Return to index of stories...


ELDERLY EXPLOITATION-VO


A DESOTO COUNTY JUDGE SENTENCED A WOMAN TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON --

ACCUSED OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A DYING WOMAN.

ERMA WILLIAMS CONVINCED AN ELDERLY WOMAN WITH DIMENTIA TO GIVE HER A CADILLAC.

SHE ALSO TOOK CONTROL OF HER FINANCES --

STEALING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AMD ISOLATING HER FAMILY.

WILLIAMS EVEN GOT HERSELF WRITTEN INTO HER WILL. Return to index of stories...


LAWSON TRIAL-SS (2) VO


CHARGED IN A DEADLY HIT AND RUN.

A FORMER INVESTIGATOR WITH THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE WILL **NOT GO TO TRIAL TOMORROW FOR A D-U-I CHARGE.

EARLIER THIS MONTH --

PROSECUTORS ALSO CHARGED CHARLES LAWSON WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A DEADLY CRASH.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE HIT AND KILLED MICHAEL SASEN CHRISTMAS MORNING.

IT HAPPENED ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD.

LAWSON DID NOT STOP.

TROOPERS SAY HE LATER DROVE BACK BY THE SCENE WITH DAMAGE TO HIS STATE CAR.

THEY CHARGED HIM WITH D-U-I. Return to index of stories...


SLEEP BURGLARY-OC, SOTVO-SS


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WOMAN WOKE UP TO A BURGLAR INSIDE HER HOUSE.

BUT DID NOTHING --

AND INSTEAD FELL BACK ASLEEP!

Joyce King

Home Burglarized

43:32 it bothered me it still does to think someone would do that you know 43:36 and then you would sleep right through it and not do nothing 43:39 i just feel like i should of said something 43:46

JOYCE KING THOUGHT IT WAS HER HUSBAND.

SO SHE DID NOTHING.

AND WHEN THE COUPLE WOKE UP AGAIN --

THEY FOUND 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF STUFF MISSING.

TONIGHT--

ONE MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

DEPUTIES TOOK MICHAEL PARHAM INTO CUSTODY-

CAUGHT USING THE STOLEN CREDIT CARDS. Return to index of stories...


IGUANA INFESTATION-TRX-VOTOPS-ONCAM


SOME PEOPLE IN CAPE CORAL ARE WORRIED ABOUT AN IGUANA INVASION TONIGHT.

THEY SAY THE CREATURES ARE DIGGING UP HOLES BEHIND THEIR SEAWALLS.

THEY'RE WORRIED.

AND TONIGHT ABC-7'S GEORGE SOLIS IS IN THE CAPE TO EXPLAIN HOW PEOPLE ARE DEALING WITH PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


IGUANA INFESTATION-LLPKG


TAKE GEORGE:

RESIDENTS TELL US THEIR CONCERN IS THAT THESE NON NATIVE CREATURES

ARE DIGGING UP BEHIND THEIR SEAWALLS.

THEIR FEAR- ENOUGH DAMAGE COULD CAUSE THE WALLS TO CAVE IN.

TAKE VO:

DARK GREEN AND SCALY

SOME CAPE CORAL RESIDENTS OFF SOUTHEAST 18TH COURT ARE LESS THAN

THRILLED WITH THESE UNINVITED GUESTS.

SOME CALLING IT AN IGUANA INVASION.

SEAWALL EXPERTS SAY EVEN IF THE CREATURES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HOLES

LIKE THIS ONE BEHIND SEAWALLS.

THE THREAT TO THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE WALL IS NON EXISTENT.

BIOLOGISTS WITH THE CITY SAY BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF IGUANAS ROAMING

THE CITY- THEY WON'T BOTHER TRAPPING THEM.

THAT'S ALSO IN PART BECAUSE THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE LIZARDS ARE A

NUISANCE TO THE PUBLIC.

TAKE SOT:

"Unless these iguanas are the size of Godzilla I don't think there's

going to be those small lizards can dig behind the wall to cause

damage to a six inch thick structurally reinforced concrete."

David Mulicka, HONC Marine/HONC Construction

TAKE GEORGE:

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS TELL ME IF YOU SEE THE LIZARDS TO

REPORT IT TO THEM.

THEY ALSO SAY PROPERTY OWNERS ARE FREE TO TRY AND TRAP AND KILL THE

LIZARDS AS LONG AS THEY DON'T BREAK THE LAW.

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DOGS ABANDONED AT CHURCH-VO


A LITTER OF ABANDONED PUPPIES WILL STAY AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES FOR THREE DAYS --

THAT'S HOW LONG THE OWNER HAS TO CLAIM THE PUPS.

SOMEONE FOUND FIVE CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES OUTSIDE A LEHIGH ACRES CHURCH YESTERDAY.

THEY WERE COLD, HUNGRY AND IN GOOD SHAPE.

IF THEY ARE NOT CLAIMED - THEY'LL GO UP FOR ADOPTION. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN EGG TRUCK-OC,SS,OC


NEW SINCE 6 --

THOUSANDS OF EGGS ARE MISSING FROM A LEE COUNTY 7-ELEVEN!

TONIGHT --

AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO STOLE A TRUCK FROM A PARKING LOT.

IT HAPPENED AT THE 7- ELEVEN NEAR SUMMERLIN ROAD AND GLADIOLUS DRIVE.

THE DRIVER LEFT HIS TRUCK BEHIND THE STORE LAST NIGHT.

WHEN HE CHECKED ON IT --

IT WAS GONE --

ALONG WITH THE 180-THOUSAND EGGS INSIDE.

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OIL HEARING-TURN OTS


JUST IN TONIGHT --

DENIED.

THE BIG CORKSCREW SWAMP ADVISTORY COMMITTEE WILL NOT RECOMMEND OIL DRILLING IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THAT DRILLING WOULD BE NEAR SEVERAL HOUSES --

AND HAS TRIGGERED MAJOR PROTESTS THROUGHOUT COLLIER COUNTY.

THIS RECOMMENDATION --

COULD INFLUENCE A JUDGE'S HEARING ON WHETHER TO ALLOW THE DRILLING. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FIREFIGHTERS REPORTABLE-SS-VO


CAPE CORAL LEADERS COULD SOON GIVE FIVE PRECENT BONUSES TO CITY FIREFIGHTERS.

THERE'S A CATCH.

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE TO AGREE ON LARGE PENSION REFORMS.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG IS ASKING COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE NEW CONTRACT THIS EVENING.

HE AND THE UNION REACHED A DEAL.

THE MOVE SHOULD SAVE CAPE CORAL AROUND 65-MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS.

FIREFIGHTERS HAVE NOT RECEIVED RAISES SINCE 2008. Return to index of stories...


AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE DEADLINE-VO-ONCAM


TODAY, PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE SCRAMBLING TO GET HEALTH INSURANCE.

YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TO START APPLYING FOR INSURANCE UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO FINISH THE APPLICATION AS LONG AS YOU STARTED BY TODAY.

THAT'S NEEDED AS HEALTHCARE-DOT-GOV IS HAVING PROBLEMS.

A NEW ABC --- WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR OBAMACARE AT 49 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


"I feel that a lot of these bodies will never be recovered."

THE HOPE IS FADING.

BUT THE SEARCH CONTINUES!

WE'VE GOT THE LATEST ON THE WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE.

INCLUDING WHY CREWS ARE NOW SEARCHING FOR FEWER PEOPLE THAN BEFORE.

PLUS THIS-

nats of aftershock

THE AFTERSHOCKS KEEP COMING-

WHY PEOPLE IN CLAIFORNIA ARE WORRIED ABOUT SOMETHING BIGGER-

WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT A POSSIBLE CATASTOPHE.

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TZ1 A MUDSLIDE UPDATE-SOTVO


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TZ1 B CALIFORNIA AFTERSHOCKS-NATSVO


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MUDSLIDE UPDATE-VO IN POP-VOFULL


CREWS ARE DIGGING THROUGH THE THICK MUD TONIGHT --

DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR THE PEOPLE STILL MISSING AFTER WASHINGTON'S DEVASTATING MUDLSIDE.

OFFICIALLY, THE DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 21.

BUT STILL, 30 OTHERS HAVE NOT BEEN LOCATED.

MEANTIME --

THOSE LIVING IN THE AREA CONTINUE TO PULL TOGETHER TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER AND THOSE WORKING TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE UPDATE-SOTVO


"they just want to push through because they are committed to this community."

BUTT TO

"I feel that a lot of these bodies will never be recovered."

OFFICIALS CAUTION IT COULD TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO SEARCH THROUGH THE ENTIRE SLIDE AREA. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA AFTERSHOCKS-TRX-NATSVO


NAT SOT: video of shaking

PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA FELT MORE THAN 150 AFTERSHOCKS AFTER THAT 5 POINT 1 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE ON FRIDAY NIGHT.

SOME PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT.

THE DEADLY 1994 NORTHRIDGE EARTHQUAKE KILLED 57 PEOPLE AND CAUSED MORE THAN 20-BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

EXPERTS SAY THERE WILL BE MORE QUAKES IN THE AREA.

THE PROBLEM - THEY CAN'T PREDICT WHEN. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-VO


JUST SIX DAYS OF BATTERY LIFE ARE LEFT IN THE BLACK BOXES ON MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370.

AUSTRALIAN AUTHORITIES WILL NOT GIVE A TIME LIMIT ON THE SEARCH TO FIND THOSE OR PLANE WRECKAGE.

TODAY - THE PRIME MINISTER COMMITED TO CONTINUING THE HUNT DESPITE RISING COSTS.

AUSTRALIA'S INTENSIFYING THE SEARCH WITH A SPECIAL SHIP EQUIPPED WITH HIGH-TECH BLACK BOX DETECTORS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


AN INJURED SOLDIERS PATRIOTIC SALUTE WENT VIRAL.

REMEMBER THAT?

WELL, TONIGHT --

WE SHARE THE EFFORTS FROM PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

TO HELP HIM --

ON HIS LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY.

YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHERE THIS ADORABLE BEAR IS FROM!

HE'S RIGHT HER EIN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HOW YOU CAN FIND HIM! Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A INJURED SOLDIER-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B NAPLES ZOO BEAR-SSTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


NICE AND WARM WEEK AHEAD

Quiet weather returns for several days this week. The forecast tonight calls for partly cloudy skies becoming mostly clear by the morning. Temperatures will drop through the 60's this evening and land in the mid and upper 50's along the coast with mid and lower 50's inland. No rain tonight.

Tomorrow's weather looks mainly sunny and warm. Highs on Tuesday should get to the lower 80s' and skies will feature a few passing clouds during the day. Again tomorrow, no rain is expected.

The extended outlook calls for more warm and quiet weather through the end of the week. The daytime highs should be in the mid 80's each day and overnight lows will be in the mid 60's. A trend toward cloudier skies will be noted this coming weekend, but rain chances stay pretty low through Sunday. The long-range outlook calls for rain next Monday. Return to index of stories...


SOLDIER INJURED CEREMONY-TC MON VO


HOPE CAME IN THE FORM OF A BRAND NEW TRUCK FOR ONE MILITARY COUPLE.

YOU MAY REMEMBER SERGEANT JOSHUA HARGIS FROM THIS PHOTO HIS WIFE SHARED ON FACEBOOK.

THAT'S HIM IN THE HOSPITAL GETTING BOTH LEGS AMPUTATED AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH AN I-E-D.

YOU CAN SEE HERE.HE'S SALUTING HIS COMMANDING OFFICE AFTER HE LAID A PUPRLE HEART ON HIS BLANKET.

WELL, JOSHUA AND HIS WIFE GOT THIS BRAND NEW TOYOTA TUNDRA TRUCK TODAY. Return to index of stories...


SOLDIER INJURED CEREMONY-SOTVO


24:20 -

Where do you get that strength from everyday?

24:26 -

I get it from my wife. I wouldn't have much if I didn't have her.

24:31

THE EVENT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DONATIONS FROM PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


DIABETES BYPASS-OTS-VOWIPE


IT MIGHT BE EFFECTIVE AND LONG-LASTING TREATMENT FOR DIABETICS.

MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY HELPS MAINTAIN NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR WITHOUT MEDICATION OR INSULIN.

PATIENTS WHO UNDERWENT GASTRIC-BYPASS SURGERY WERE LIKELY TO LOSE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT AND GO OFF DIABETES MEDICATION.

IT ALSO REDUCED THE NEED FOR MEDICATIONS TO TREAT HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD PRESSURE. Return to index of stories...


DIABETES BYPASS-SOTVO


"This is a very good study by a very good group, and it reaffirms that the improvements are durable, but I don't

think that this is the cure for type II diabetes."

BARIATRIC SURGERY COSTS ABOUT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

INSURANCE SHOULD COVER IT.

ABOUT 26-MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES.

THAT NUMBER WILL LIKELY RISE. Return to index of stories...


OH CRAP APP-OC, SOTVO


AFRAID OF GETTING PULLED OVER?

WELL-

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

A SMARTPHONE APPLICATION CALLED THE "OH CRAP" APP HELPS PEOPLE WHO ARE SUSPECTED OF DRIVING DRUNK.

AN IOWA LAW FIRM CREATED IT.

BUT LAW ENFORCEMNT OFFICERS ARE SKEPTICAL.

"If it stops you from being intoxicated and driving, I'm certainly in favor of it. If it tells you how to be intoxicated and drive, and get away with it, there may be some concern there."

THE APP IS DESIGNED TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN AND CAN'T DO WHEN BEING PULLED OVER FOR SUSPICION OF DRUNK DRIVING.

CREATORS ESTIMATE THE APP HAS BEEN DOWNLOADED 4-THOUSAND TIMES IN THE YEAR IT'S BEEN OUT. Return to index of stories...


BACK UP CAMERAS ON CARS-OTS VO


IT WILL SOON BE STANDARD --

REAR VIEW CAMERAS IN EVERY CAR.

TODAY -

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PRESENTED ITS FINAL RULING ON THE "BACKUP CAMERA" FEATURE.

THEY WANT ALL CARS OR S-U-V'S LESS THAN 10-THOUSAND POUNDS TO HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY BY MAY 2018.

THE INDUSTRY WANTS TO STOP DEADLY BACKOVER CRASHES THAT KILL HUNDREDS OF OLDER PEOPLE AND CHILDREN EVERY YEAR. Return to index of stories...


DWTS PREVIEW-TRX-SOTVO-SS


ROBIN ROBERTS.

HOLDS UP 10

ARE YOU READY?

YEAH IM READY!

A BIG NIGHT FOR DANCING WITH THE STARS.

ROBIN ROBERTS IS MAKING HER DEBUT TONIGHT AS A JUDGE!

SHE WENT ON A TOUR TODAY BEHIND THE SCENES.

AND SAW HER NEW TRAILER.

BUT JUDGES AREN'T ALLOWED ON THE SET-

BECAUSE THEY CAN'T INTERACT WITH THE DANCERS.

CHECK OUT DANCING WITH THE STRAS TONIGHT!

IT'S RIGHT HERE ON ABC-7-

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n-SSTOPS (3)


THE NAPLES ZOO TURNED HEADS TODAY!

CHECK IT OUT.

IT'S A BLACK BEAR JUST HANGING OUT AT A PICNIC TABLE.

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE LIKING THIS PICTURE ON FACEBOOK.

SOMEONE ADDED THIS CAPTION TO THE BEAR DEEP IN THOUGHT:

"SOMETIMES I WONDER IF THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN JUST EATING HONEY AND STEALING PICNIC BASKETS." Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


OPENING DAY IS HERE--- RED SOX TRYING TO PICK UP WHERE THEY LEFT OFF A YEAR AGO---

PLUS-- THE MAYOR OF DUNK CITY-- WILL BE IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT--- THIS THURSDAY -- WE'LL EXPLAIN Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


11PM TZ1) CAR INTO WATER OWNER-VOTOPS-WIPE


HE HANDED OVER HIS KEYS --

AND HIS CAR ENDED UP UNDERWATER.

AT ELEVEN --

HEAR FROM THE OWNER FOR THE FIRST TIME.

AND WHO'S FOOTING THE BILL FOR A NEW CAR. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) ANTI ROB FORD SIGNS-VOTOPS


PLUS -- THE POSTERS THAT COULD CRUMBLE ROB FORD'S CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR.

THE MUST SEE SIGNS THAT TURNED A LOT OF HEADS IN TORONTO TODAY.

TONIGHT AFTER CASTLE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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OPENING DAY-VOTOPS


WELL LOOK WHO'S BACK-- FIRST FULL DAY OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE SEASON

FGCU GREAT --- CHRIS SALE GETTING THE OPENING DAY START FOR THE WHITE SOX---

SALE--- WASTING NO TIME--- GETS THE STRIKE OUT OF AARON HICKS---

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RED SOX O'S-POPMON


ACTING LEGEND HUMPHREY BOGART ONCE SAID. A HOTDOG AT THE BALL PARK BEATS ROAST BEEF AT THE RITZ EVERY TIME. WELL HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU BASEBALL. AND HERE'S LOOKING AT THE RED SOX. OPENING THE SEASON--- IN BALTIMORE--- AND OPENING AS THE DEFENDING CHAMPS--- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX O'S-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO CAMDEN YARDS-- IT WAS SNOWING THERE YESTERDAY--- WHO CARES

THE GRADY SIZEMORE COMEBACK STORY CONTINUES-- FLYING SOLO IN THE 4TH--- 1-0 SOX---

THAT'S HIS FIRST HOMERUN IN 3 YEARS

NOT ENOUGH--- BALTIMORE WINS --- 2-1 Return to index of stories...


SCOREBOARD-CGTOP


RED SOX OUTFIELER SHANE VICTORINO WAS PLACE ON THE 15 DAY DISABLED LIST-- JACKIE BRADLEY JUNIOR TAKES HIS ROSTER SPOT---

MEANWHILE-- THE RAYS OPEN THE SEASON IN STYLE-- THEY BEAT TORONTO AT THE TROP--- 9-2 Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON


LOUISVILLE HEAD COACH RICK PITINO SAYS HE REMEMBERS BILLY DONOVAN AS A BABY-FACED TEENAGER. ROCKING THE SHORT SHORTS. LEADING PROVIDENCE TO THE FINAL FOUR BACK IN 1987. BUT BILLY THE KID. IS NO LONGER A KID. HE IS THE MAN AROUND GATOR COUNTRY. WITH A MAN SIZED RESUME. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


DONOVAN IS 2 WINS AWAY FROM HIS 3RD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT FLORIDA---

FIRST THINGS FIRST-- A DATE WITH UCONN ON SATURDAY FROM ARLINGTON TEXAS---

OF COURSE THE GATORS LAST LOSS OF THE YEAR-- CAME AGAINST UCONN BACK ON DECEMBER 2ND-- SINCE THEN-- FLORIDA'S ONE 30 STRAIGHT Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS


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CHASE FIELER-VOTOPS


FGCU SENIOR FORWARD CHASE FIELER--- WILL BE AT THE FINAL FOUR AS WELL--

FIELER WILL TAKE PART IN THE DENNY'S SLAM DUNK CONTEST THURSDAY NIGHT -- AS PART OF THE FINAL FOUR WEEKEND---

YOU CAN SEE CHASE DO HIS THING--- STARTING AT 9PM ON ESPN

FIELER SAYS--- HE'LL HAVE SOME TRICKS UP HIS SLEEVE Return to index of stories...


CHASE FIELER-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


WIGGINS-VOTOPS


ANOTHER CITY OF PALMS CLASSIC ALUM--- IS HEADING TO THE NBA---

AFTER ONE SEASON AT KANSAS-- WIGGINS IS HAS DECLARED HIMSELF ELIGIBLE FOR THE NBA DRAFT---

WIGGINS IS A LOCK TO BE A LOTTERY PICK THIS YEAR--- Return to index of stories...


BISHOP VEROT COACH-VOTOPS


BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL HAS A NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH BUT HE IS NOT NEW---

BILL SHIELDS RETURNS TO COACH THE VIKINGS --

HE WAS A COACH AND THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF VEROT FOR 5 YEARS--- IN THE LATE 80'S AND EARLY 90'S

SHIELDS REPLACES PHIL DORN-- WHO TOOK A COACHING JOB AT ALABAMA A&M Return to index of stories...


UF FOOTBALL-VOTPS


THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE HALF WAY THROUGH THEIR SPRING FOOTBALL PRACTICES---

THE GATORS-- OF COURSE CAN'T WIN OR LOSE GAMES IN THE SPRING--- BUT THEY GET EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE Return to index of stories...


UF FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


WHAT'S OPENING DAY IN MILWAUKEE WITHOUT A SAUSAGE RACE----

THEY TOOK TO THE STREETS BEFORE THE GAME--

IN CASE YOU ARE KEEPING TRACK AT HOME--- THERE ARE 5 SAUSAGES--- BRATWURST--- POLISH SAUSAGE-- ITALIAN SAUSAGE-- HOTDOG AND THE CHIRIZO--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...