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DIRECTORS PAGE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES------------- TEASE THREE------------
HL1) GUNS IN SCHOOL-trxSOTVO TZ3 A CHILE EARTHQUAKE-NATSVO
HL2) DISNEY SEX ASSAULT-trxVOTOPS TZ3 B STILETTO TRIAL-SOTVO
HL3) HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-trxVOTOPS TZ3 C MALNOURISHED BOY IN CLOSET-VO
WX HL-WX WALL NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP TS 1) GUNS IN SCHOOL-VOTOPS
GUNS IN SCHOOL-BNC VO WIPE TS 2) CONDO FIRE-VOTOPS
GUNS IN SCHOOL-SOTVO TS 3) BUTT DEATH-VOTOPS
KIDS ROB KID AT SCHOOL-OC SS OC CHILE EARTHQUAKE-VO TOPS 2SHOT
CONDO FIRE-VO TOPS 2SHOT CHILE EARTHQUAKE-PKG
CONDO FIRE-LLPKG CHILE EARTHQUAKE-TAG
BUTTOCKS INJECTION DEATH-OTS VO MUDSLIDE LATEST-TCMON VO
DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-OC VO WIPE MALAYSIA PASSENGERS CLEARED-TCMON VO
DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-SOTVO CHRYSLER RECALL-OTS VO
CAPE CORAL MAYORAL APPEAL-OTS VO WIPE GM RECALL HEARING-OC VO WIPE
CAPE CORAL MAYORAL APPEAL-SOTVO GM RECALL HEARING-SOTVO
TREBLE HOOKS-OC VO WIPE SCOTUS CAMPAIGN DONATIONS-OTS
TREBLE HOOKS-SOTVO STILETTO TRIAL-VO WIPE
COLLIER VOTING MACHINES-OC VO WIPE STILETTO TRIAL-SOTVO
COLLIER VOTING MACHINES-SOTVO CHIMP ATTACK LAWSUIT-OTS
OASIS ROBBERY ARREST-OTS SS MOM DROWNS CHILD-OC VO
NAPLES YMCA DEMO-TRX VO TOPS MALNOURISHED BOY IN THE CLOSET-OC
SUPERBOAT PARKING-OC VO WIPE MALNOURISHED BOY IN THE CLOSET-PKG
SUPERBOAT PARKING-SOTVO NAKED MAN WATCHES BASEBALL-OC SOTVO
FL VEHICLE FEES-OC VO WIPE NAKED MAN WATCHES BASEBALL-SOTVO
FL VEHICLE FEES-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FL MAN STAGES OWN BURGLARY-OC VO WIPE TEASE FOUR------------
FL MAN STAGES OWN BURGLARY-SOTVO TZ4 A 911 OPERATOR SAVES HER OWN DAD-SOTVO
DUCK DYNASTY VISIT-OC SS TZ4 B FLORIDA PRAYER CASE-VO
NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP DAVID-CLIP
TEASE ONE------------ FORECAST-PHC
TZ1 A DISNEY SEXUAL ASSAULTS-VOTOPS FORECAST-WXWALL
TZ1 B HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-VOTOPS 911 OPERATOR SAVES HER OWN DAD-2SHOT
DAVID OPEN-CLIP 911 OPERATOR SAVES HER OWN DAD-PKG
FORECAST-PHC MEASLES IN CALIFORNIA-OC VO WIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL MEASLES IN CALIFORNIA-SOTVO
DISNEY SEX ASSAULTS-OC VO FLORIDA PRAYER CASE-OC VO WIPE
DISNEY SEX ASSAULTS-SOT VO FLORIDA PRAYER CASE-SOTVO
HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-TCMON VO WIPE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-SOTVO TEASE FIVE------------
SALT RECOMMENDATIONS NOT REALISTIC-TCMON VO TZ5 A SUNLIGHT BMI-VO
SUNSHADES IN THE PARK-OC VO WIPE THE GYM AND YOUR BRAIN-VO TOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP SUNLIGHT BMI-2SHOT
TEASE TWO------------ SUNLIGHT BMI-PKG
TZ2 A LION KING SONG ON A PLANE-NATSVO-WIPE NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
OUTLET SHOPPING STANDUP-SOT TOPS COMING UP AT 6PM------------
OUTLET SHOPPING-TCMON TZ 6 1) SULLIVAN APPEAL-SOTVO
OUTLET SHOPPING-PKG TZ 6 2) SWFL TRAFFIC PATTERNS-VOTOPS
LION KING SONG ON A PLANE-SOTVOTOPS TZ 6 3) TONGUE ALLERGY & DEPRESSION HELMET-VOTOPS
APP AMNESTY-OC VO CLOSE-3SHOT


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2:32:37 if I was in school and I knew someone had a gun in the

classroom for "my safety", I would still be scared. 2:32:45

TEACHERS WITH GUNS!

NOW AT 5 --

THE PROPOSED LAW THAT WOULD ALLOW IT IN FLORIDA --

AND WHY ONE LOCAL SUPERINTENDENT CALLS IT AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER!

ATTACK AT DISNEY--

THE FLORIDA RESORT INVESTIGATES A RAPE CASE--

NOW AT SIX--

THE 911 CALL AND HOW SHE FOUGHT HIM OFF.

AND DREAM DIET!

EAT MORE--

AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT!

SEE THE HUNGRY GIRL APPROACH WORKS --

RIGHT NOW AT 5!

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


HL1) GUNS IN SCHOOL-trxSOTVO


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HL2) DISNEY SEX ASSAULT-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-trxVOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


MORE SUNSHINE TOMORROW

The outlook is still sunny and bright for southwest Florida this week. Tonight's weather will be mainly clear and temperatures will drop to the lower 60's along the beaches and mid 50's inland. Thursday will be another mostly sunny day. Winds tomorrow will be southeasterly at 10 - 15 mph during the first part of the day and a sea breeze will develop by late afternoon. It will be warm again tomorrow with high temperatures in the mid 80's.

Quiet weather continues on Friday and it looks like there will be more nice weather coming this weekend. The computer forecasts continue to predict another cold front moving toward Florida. but not until next Monday/Tuesday. Until then, our dry and warm weather will continue and no rain is expected until the aforementioned cold front arrives next week. Return to index of stories...


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GUNS IN SCHOOL-BNC VO WIPE


OUR BIG STORY AT 5--

ARMING TEACHERS IN FLORIDA SCHOOLS.

TONIGHT THE STATE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO ALLOWING IT.

A BILL CLEARED ANOTHER HURDLE ON ITS WAY TO THE HOUSE FLOOR TODAY.

IF APPROVED--

IT WOULD GIVE DISTRICTS THE OPTION TO APPOINT AN EMPLOYEE TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM ON CAMPUS.

THERE ARE THREE IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS--

THE PERSON WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT--

TAKE SEVERAL TRAINING COURSES--

AND PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK.

PEOPLE WE TALKED TO IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


GUNS IN SCHOOL-SOTVO


2:32:37 if I was in school and I knew someone had a gun in the classroom for my safety, I would still be scared. 2:32:45

2:23:44It can no longer just be a locked door. It has to be something a little more aggressive because the threat is more aggressive. 2:23:52

THREE OF THE FIVE SUPERINTENDENTS WE SPOKE WITH OPPOSE THE BILL.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT CALLED THE IDEA AN "UNMITIGATED DISASTER."

HE SAYS THE CONS OF PUTTING MORE GUNS IN SCHOOLS OUTWEIGHT THE PROS.

NOW THE BILL MOVES TO ANOTHER COMMITTEE HEARING. Return to index of stories...


KIDS ROB KID AT SCHOOL-OC SS OC


ALSO NEW AT 5 --

AN EAST LEE COUNTY TEENAGER GOT ROBBED AT SCHOOL!

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED TWO OF THAT BOY'S CLASSMATES --

THOMAS BOOTH AND WILLIAM BATTLE.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY SHOVED THE VICTIM UP AGAINST THE WALL,

THEN DEMANDED HIS MONEY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY SNATCHED 220 DOLLARS FROM HIM.

AND A-B-C 7 DID SOME DIGGING.

WE FOUND OUT --

THIS IS THE FOURTH ARREST AT EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL --

IN THE PAST FIVE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


CONDO FIRE-VO TOPS 2SHOT


SEVERAL FAMILIES ARE FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOMES BY FLAMES.

FIRE CREWS BATTLED THIS CONDO FIRE OVERNIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AT THE PARK CONDO, NEAR LAKES REGIONAL PARK IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

IT LEFT FOUR FAMILIES HOMELESS.

AND TONIGHT --

ABC 7'S TY RUSSELL HAS UNCOVERED NEW INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT SPARKED IT. Return to index of stories...


CONDO FIRE-LLPKG


A HOMEOWNER BELIEVES IT WAS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE.

FLAMES STARTED INSIDE ONE UNIT ON THE THIRD FLOOR.

INSIDE A MASTER BEDROOM.

TWO PEOPLE AND A CAT ESCAPED THOSE FLAMES FROM THAT UNIT.

FIRE AND SMOKE QUICKLY SPREAD TO THREE OTHER UNITS.

VO

FOUR FAMILIES ARE TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD TONIGHT.

THE RED CROSS AND NEIGHBORS ARE HELPING OUT VICTIMS.

FIREFIGHTERS TELL ME THE FIRE DIDNT NEED TO SPREAD OUT THE WAY IT DID.

CREWS BLAME A FAULTY SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSIDE THE HOME WHERE THE FIRE STARTED.

TONIGHT-- VICTIMS ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOW LONG THEYLL BE OUT OF A

PERMANENT PLACE TO LIVE.

SOT

Bonnie Havelka/ fire victim

"They're here so hopefully it'll get all fixed up and I don't know

where we are going to stay or what we are going to do. I really don't

know. I really don't know."

TY

EVERYONE MADE IT OUT SAFELY.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSE.

AT FIVE-- YOULL HEAR HOW VICTIMS ARE TYING TO STAY POSITIVE DURING

SUCH A TOUGH TIME.

IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. Return to index of stories...


BUTTOCKS INJECTION DEATH-OTS VO


EMERGING THIS AFTERNOON - A TRAGIC AND SAD STORY.

NEW INFOTMATION ABOUT A NAPLES MOTHER TRAVELLED FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO THIS MIAMI PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER.

HOPING TO LOOK YOUNGER.

SHE NEVER MADE IT HOME.

A NEWLY RELEASED AUTOPSY DETAILS WHAT CAUSED HER DEATH - A LUNG EMBOLISM.

FAMILY FRIENDS TELL ABC7 - 51 YEAR OLD MARIBEL CARDONA WANTED A BUTTOCKS LIFT.

THEY SAY SHE WANTED TO BACK OUT OF THE SURGERY.

BUT DECIDED TO GO THROUGH WITH IT - AFTER THE CLINIC REFUSED TO REFUND HER A 4-THOUSAND DOLLAR DOWN PAYMENT.

A CLINIC SUPERVISOR TOLD ABC 7 THEY STAND BY THEIR WORK, Return to index of stories...


DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-OC VO WIPE


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DEAN PARK MANUFACTURING-SOTVO


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CAPE CORAL MAYORAL APPEAL-OTS VO WIPE


THE BATTLE FOR CAPE CORAL'S TOP SEAT IS NOT OVER-

TODAY FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN EXPLAINS TO ABC7 WHY HE FEELS HE

SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY UP AFTER LOSING HIS CASE IN COURT.

SULLIVAN FILED AN APPEAL MONDAY TO TAKE HIS CASE TO A HIGHER COURT.

SULLIVAN LOST TO MARNI SAWICKI BACK IN NOVEMBER BY 121 VOTES NOT

ENOUGH TO TRIGGER THE AUTOMATIC RECOUNT.

IN COURT SULLIVAN LOST HIS BID FOR A NEW ELECTION AFTER THE JUDGE

FOUND HIS ALLEGATIONS OF A RIGGED ELECTION MERITLESS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MAYORAL APPEAL-SOTVO


49:34 "The system itself it was caused the problem. In order to get a

recount if the difference in the election that one half of one percent

or one half of one percent less you have to go through all these legal

proceedings in order to do it. Someone needs to fix the system."

SAWICKI, AND THE OTHER DEFENDANTS IN THE CASE SAY THEY EXPECTED THIS

FROM SULLIVAN.

ABC7 ALSO LEARNED SULLIVAN'S LAWYER FILED PAPERWORK STATING HE

WILL NO LONGER BE REPRESENTING HIM. Return to index of stories...


TREBLE HOOKS-OC VO WIPE


BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE NAPLES PIER.

THE CITY IS BANNING THE FISHING HOOKS --

BLAMED FOR KILLING A NUMBER OF PELICANS.

TODAY --

COUNCIL BANNED ANYTHING WITH TWO HOOKS OR MORE.

AND THIS MEANS --

NAPLES PIER IS NOW THE FIRST PLACE IN THE ENTIRE STATE --

WHERE A LAW BANS TREBLE HOOKS.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS THE MOVE WILL HELP KEEP MORE OF THE BIRDS ALIVE.

AS YOU CAN GUESS --

A PELICAN'S CHANCE OF SURVIVING DECREASES IF THEY GET CAUGHT IN A TREBLE HOOK --

AS OPPOSED TO A SINGLE HOOK. Return to index of stories...


TREBLE HOOKS-SOTVO


Joanna Fitzgerald/Conservancy of SWFL

"we see so much injuries, so much death and if there's a balance we can create where we can diminish some of those injuries - i think it's a great step."

THE CONSERVANCY HAS TREATED MORE THAN 150 PELICANS AT THE CONSERVANCY OVER THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS.

THIS BAN GOES INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER VOTING MACHINES-OC VO WIPE


WITH THE SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION JUST WEEKS AWAY --

A-B-C 7 CHECKED TODAY TO SEE IF VOTING MACHINES ARE READY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

WHAT THEY WANTED TO KNOW --

IS IF THE MACHINES WERE READING BALLOTS CORRECTLY.

THEY WERE.

AND THEY'LL BE READY FOR PRIMARY DAY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER VOTING MACHINES-SOTVO


What we tell our staff is it doesn't matter how many hours it takes us to be prepared. We want our voters to be able to go vote and be sure that their vote has been counted accurately

EARLY VOTING FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL PRIMARY RUNS APRIL 12TH THROUGH THE 19TH.

ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS CAN VOTE IN THAT PRIMARY.

THEN, EVERYONE IN THE DISTRICT CAN VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 24TH. Return to index of stories...


OASIS ROBBERY ARREST-OTS SS


NEW AT 5-

AN ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH AN ARMED ROBBERY OUTSIDE A POPULAR FORT MYERS CONDO.

OFFICERS SAY LASHAWN TROUP ROBBED A MAN AS HE WAS GETTING OUT OF HIS CAR --OUTSIDE THE OASIS TOWERS ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE.

TAKING HIS WALLET, PHONE AND CAR KEYS.

TROUP IS IN JAIL TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES YMCA DEMO-TRX VO TOPS


DEMOLITION HAS STARTED IN NAPLES.

CREWS ARE TEARING DOWN PART OF THE THE GREATER NAPLES Y-M-C-A.

TODAY-

THEY'RE WORKING TO GET RID OF THE OLD GYM.

REMEMBER, A FIRE RIPPED THROUGH THE 'Y' ON LABOR DAY LAST YEAR.

IT DETROYED THE MAIN BUILDING.

AND THEY'VE BEEN USING TEMPORARY SPACE SINCE. Return to index of stories...


SUPERBOAT PARKING-OC VO WIPE


THERE'S GROWING CONTROVERSY OVER THE DECISION TO MAKE CHARLOTTE COUNTY'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL BOAT RACE ON MANASOTA KEY A NON-DRIVING EVENT.

STARTING THURSDAY APRIL 10TH, ALL TRAFFIC FOR NON-RESIDENTS WILL BE BLOCKED OFF AT BOTH BRIDGES ON MANASOTA KEY UNTIL LATE IN THE EVENING THE 13TH.

BUSINESS OWNERS TELL US PALM SUNDAY WEEKEND IS THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR THEM ON MANASOTA.

THEY'RE CONCERNED BECAUSE RESIDENTS WON'T EVEN BE ABLE TO PARK AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH TO REACH RESTAURANTS. Return to index of stories...


SUPERBOAT PARKING-SOTVO


:01-:04 Beth Anne Berkhart, Resident "I look for some chaos, I look for some disruption and I look for some tempers to fly."

:04-:13 Keyes Almore, Gulf View Grill owner "I worry not only about what's going to happen to myself and also my contemporaries doing business on the key there, but the people who live there."

THOSE ATTENDING THE RACE WILL HAVE TO TAKE A SHUTTLE FROM ONE OF 11 DIFFERENT LOADING LOCATIONS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

TICKETS ARE FIFTEEN BUCKS AT THE GATE. Return to index of stories...


FL VEHICLE FEES-OC VO WIPE


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A BILL TO CUT VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES.

THE BILL WILL SAVE THE TYPICAL CAR OWNER ABOUT 25 DOLLARS A YEAR.

FEES WENT UP IN 2009-

DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE RECESSION.

THE GOVERNOR BLAMED HIS PREDECESSOR FOR THE INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


FL VEHICLE FEES-SOTVO


Sot: Governor Rick Scott, R- Florida

"In 2009, Charlie Crist raised this tax on Florida families by $400 million. So today it is a great honor to be able to cut taxes for Florida families by $400 million."

THE BILL WON'T GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL SEPTEMBER FIRST.

TAX COLLECTORS ARE BEING ENCOURAGED UNTIL THEN TO LET CAR OWNERS KNOW THAT THEY SHOULD OPT FOR A ONE-YEAR REGISTRATION RENEWAL INSTEAD OF A TWO-YEAR-RENEWAL IF THEY WANT TO BENEFIT FROM THE CUT NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN STAGES OWN BURGLARY-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

A FLORIDA MAN STAGED A BURGLARY AT HIS OWN HOUSE --

TO GET OUT OF GOING TO WORK.

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

DEPUTIES SAY DWAYNE YEAGER PULLED INTO HIS DRIVEWAY, WENT INTO A BEDROOM, PULLED UP THE BLINDS, OPENED THE WINDOW, CALLED 9-1-1, THEN PACED OUTSIDE TO WAIT FOR DEPUTIES.

BUT THE VIDEO --

PROVES THE 31-YEAR-OLD STAGED THE BREAK-IN --

IN BRANDON, FLORIDA MONDAY.

LISTEN TO THE 9-1-1 CALL. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN STAGES OWN BURGLARY-SOTVO


Caller: My door's wide open, my windows to my son's bedroom are wide open. My TVs in there on the ground.

ONE NEIGHBOR SAYS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASIER TO JUST GO TO WORK.

INSTEAD -- YEAGER WENT TO JAIL.

HE'S FACING A CHARGE OF GIVING FALSE INFORMATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


DUCK DYNASTY VISIT-OC SS


THE DUCK DYNASTY FAMILY IS COMING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WILLIE, JASE UNCLE SI AND FIVE OTHER ROBERTSON MEMBERS WILL APPEAR AT GERMAIN ARENA.

IT'S PART OF A FUNDRAISER FOR THE SALVATION ARMY CALLED THE CALL: FAMILY, FAITH & FACIAL HAIR."

THE EVENT IS MAY 18TH.

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


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


RAPE INVESTIGATION AT DISNEY--

A WOMAN ATTACKED AT THE RESORT--

HELD AT KNIFE POINT--

NEW AT 5--

HOW SHE GOT AWAY.

A HEAPING HELPING OF PASTA.

FRIES ON THE SIDE AND PIZZA AS A SNACK.

WHY THAT COULD ACTUALLY BE THE KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT.

THE NEWEST DIET CRAZE TO FEED YOUR CRAVINGS.

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


TZ1 A DISNEY SEXUAL ASSAULTS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-VOTOPS


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DAVID 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


MORE SUNSHINE TOMORROW

The outlook is still sunny and bright for southwest Florida this week. Tonight's weather will be mainly clear and temperatures will drop to the lower 60's along the beaches and mid 50's inland. Thursday will be another mostly sunny day. Winds tomorrow will be southeasterly at 10 - 15 mph during the first part of the day and a sea breeze will develop by late afternoon. It will be warm again tomorrow with high temperatures in the mid 80's.

Quiet weather continues on Friday and it looks like there will be more nice weather coming this weekend. The computer forecasts continue to predict another cold front moving toward Florida. but not until next Monday/Tuesday. Until then, our dry and warm weather will continue and no rain is expected until the aforementioned cold front arrives next week. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY SEX ASSAULTS-OC VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN ATTACK AND ATTEMPTED RAPE --

AT THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH.

POLICE JUST RELEASED THIS SKETCH OF THE SUSPECT --

WHO ATTACKED AT A DISNEY RESORT NEAR ORLANDO.

THE VICTIM SAID THE MAN USED A KNIFE TO ATTACK HER --

BUT SHE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING FROM THE START --

AND WAS ABLE TO FEND HIM OFF. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY SEX ASSAULTS-SOT VO


""He did make his intentions clear. She was in fear for her safety," said Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Ginette Rodriguez. "She did take the opportunity to fight back, so, it worked out for her."

DISNEY JUST RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING -- IN PART -- THEY'RE FOCUSED ON THE WELL-BEING OF THAT EMPLOYEE AND ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-TCMON VO WIPE


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING-

A NEW DIET BOOK CLAIMS YOU CAN LOSE AT LEAST 10 POUNDS IN A MONTH.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF??

NOT MICH ACCORDING TO "HUNGRY GIRL" AUTHOR LISA LILLIEN.

ENJOY A HEAPING PLATE OF PASTA, SWEET POTATO FRIES -- EVEN PIZZA AS A SNACK.

LILLIEN SAYS HER SUPER-SIZED FOUR WEEK PLAN ALLOWS FOR HUGE PORTIONS WITH A SMALL CALORIE COUNT -- JUST 13-HUNDRED A DAY. Return to index of stories...


HUNGRY GIRL WEIGHT LOSS-SOTVO


"I'm all about swapping foods. It's making better choices."

FOR EXAMPLE THE "FETTUCINI HUNGRY GIRLFREDO" USES TOFU SHIRATAKI NOODLES INSTEAD OF REGULAR PASTA.

CHICKEN FINGERS ARE BREADED WITH HIGH-FIBER CEREAL. Return to index of stories...


SALT RECOMMENDATIONS NOT REALISTIC-TCMON VO


STAYING WITH YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING --

HOW MUCH SALT ARE YOU EATING?

ACCORDING TO EXPERTS -- CURRENT SODIUM GUIDELINES AREN'T REALISTIC.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RECOMMENDS LIMITING SODIUM FROM 15 TO 23-HUNDRED MILLIGRAMS A DAY.

SOME SAY A HIGHER RANGE IS SAFE AND HEALTHIER FOR THOSE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS DAILY SODIUM INTAKE SHOULD BE 27-HUNDRED TO FIVE-THOUSAND MILLIGRAMS. Return to index of stories...


SUNSHADES IN THE PARK-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

STUDENTS AT ONE FORT MYERS SCHOOL WILL SOON BE MORE PROTECTED FROM THE SUN'S HARMFUL RAYS.

THE "PASSION FOUNDATION" CUT THE RIBBON ON THIS SUNSHADE AT SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY TODAY.

THE PARENTS OF A GIRL NAMED TARA -- WHO DIED OF MELANONA -- STARTED THE FOUNDATION.

HER DREAM WAS TO PREVENT OTHER PEOPLE FROM GETTING THE DISEASE SHE SUFFERED FROM.

THE SUNSHADES BLOCK AS MUCH AS 97 PERCENT OF HARMFUL U-V RAYS.

THEY ALSO HELP KEEP PLAYGROUNDS COOLER. Return to index of stories...


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


nats of lion king song

BROADWAY AT 37-THOUSAND FEET.

STRAIGHT AHEAD SEE THE VIRAL VIDEO OF THE LION KING CAST BREAKING OUT IN SONG.

chloe Morroni - "Five new exciting businesses are coming to Miromar outlets. Coming up I'll tell you what they are and when you can start shopping." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A LION KING SONG ON A PLANE-NATSVO-WIPE


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OUTLET SHOPPING STANDUP-SOT TOPS


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OUTLET SHOPPING-TCMON


TONIGHT ABC7'S SMART SHOPPER IS SHOWING YOU HOW TO SAVE UP TO 70 PERCENT.

IT'S POSSIBLE AT OUTLET MALLS.

CHLOE MORRONI IS SHOWING YOU A NUMBER OF NEW BUSINESSES MOVING INTO MIROMAR. Return to index of stories...


OUTLET SHOPPING-PKG


THEY'RE HARD AT WORK IN ESTERO…

GETTING READY FOR OPENING DAY

2:30 Jeff Staner - VP

"Lots of exciting new stores coming to Miromar outlets in the next 45 to 60 days."

5 OF THEM TO BE EXACT…PICTURE THIS SPACE FILLED WITH ALL SORTS OF WOMEN'S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES AS "THE LOFT".

AND THAT'S NOT THE ONLY CLOTHING STORE MOVING IN…ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH IS OPENING UP SHOP TOO.

16:47 -:51 Joan Wiker - Shopper

"It's good you know, variety, pleases a lot of different people."

STAND UP Chloe 7:51 - 7:58

"And talk about exciting. Between Naples flatbread right down here and Abercrombie and Fitch over here, this space is going to be a new Norman love."

13:34 Kate Tatarko - Shopper

"Whoohoo I'm very excited about that."

12:23 Dorothy Sandker - Shopper

"It's great, another reason to come."

AND THERE'S MORE IN CANDY HEAVEN…ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY IS OPENING UP JUST ACROSS THE WAY FROM NORMAN LOVE.

16:20 Joan Wilker - Shopper

"Yum yum."

BUT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT TO GET A BITE TO EAT BEFORE YOU SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH…

3:29 Jeff Staner

"The French deli, which will be adding food between Bloomingdales and Nieman Marcus, which will be good."

THE FRENCH DELI WILL OPEN WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, THE OTHER SHOPS SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY MEMORIAL DAY.

13:24 Kate Tatarko - Shopper

"I think the more the merrier. The more shops there are it's a bigger draw when it's all in one spot it's really easy

AFTER ALL YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT OUTLET SHOPPING, THE MORE YOU SPEND, THE MORE YOU SAVE.

THAT'S TODAY'S SMART SHOPPER I'M CHLOE MORRONI Return to index of stories...


LION KING SONG ON A PLANE-SOTVOTOPS


NATS OF SINGING out the circle, the circle of life.

THAT RIGHT THERE IS IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT.

THE CAST OF THE "LION KING" --

BROKE OUT IN SONG ON A FLIGHT TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

PASSENGERS CHEERED WHEN THEY FINISHED "CIRCLE OF LIFE!"

THEN IT GOT POSTED ON YOU TUBE.

THREE MILLION VIEWS LATER --

IT'S VIRAL.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE WHOLE THING --

WE POSTED A LINK ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE --

ABC 7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


APP AMNESTY-OC VO


GOOD NEWS FOR PARENTS-

APPLE WILL REFUND YOU FOR THE GAMES YOUR CHILDREN BUY ON YOUR PHONE OR I-PAD WITHOUT PERMISSION.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR MONEY --

YOU NEED A RECEIPT, EITHER FROM YOUR E-MAIL OR PURCHASE HISTORY IN iTUNES.

THEN GO TO APPLE'S SUPPORT PAGE, AND E-MAIL YOUR REQUEST AND RECEIPTS.

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


earthquake sirens

AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE ARE DEAD.

A MILLION EVACUATED!

TONIGHT --

THE POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE THAT ROCKED CHILE!

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE DAMAGE--

AND EXPLAIN WHY PRISONERS ARE A BIG CONCERN.

a reasonable person wouldn't have struck him as many times

BUT PROSECUTORS SAY THIS WOMAN HIT HER BOYFRIEND 25 TIMES, WITH A 5 INCH STILETTO!

THE COURTROOM DRAMA TODAY IN THIS MURDER TRIAL.

AND IT'S A HEARTBREAKING IMAGE--

A 5-YEAR OLD FOUND NEAR DEATH--

LIVING UNDER THE STAIRS IN HIS OWN HOME!

NEW AT 5-THIRTY--

HIS PREGNANT STEPMOM GIVES HER EXPLANATION! Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A CHILE EARTHQUAKE-NATSVO


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TZ3 B STILETTO TRIAL-SOTVO


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TZ3 C MALNOURISHED BOY IN CLOSET-VO


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NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) GUNS IN SCHOOL-VOTOPS


LET'S RUN DOWN YOUR HEADLINES AT 530!

FLORIDA'S MOVED ONE STEP CLOSER TO ALLOWING TEACHERS TO CARRY GUNS IN SCHOOL.

THIS MORNING -- A BILL CLEARED ANOTHER HURDLE ON ITS WAY TO THE HOUSE FLOOR.

THE LAW GIVES DISTRICTS THE OPTION --

TO APPOINT AN EMPLOYEE TO CARRY A GUN ON CAMPUS.

THAT PERSON WOULD ALSO HAVE TO CARRY A PERMIT, TAKE SEVERAL TRAINING COURSES AND PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) CONDO FIRE-VOTOPS


ABC-7 HAS LEARNED A CAT HELPED A FAMILY ESCAPE A CONDO FIRE.

THE EARLY MORNING FIRE HAPPENED AT THE PARK CONDO NEAR LAKES PARK IN

SOUTH FORT MYERS.

FOUR FAMILIES ARE AFFECTED BY THIS OVERNIGHT FIRE.

ALL OF THEM ARE GETTING HELP FROM NEIGHBORS AND THE RED CROSS.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO DETERMINE A CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) BUTT DEATH-VOTOPS


AND WE'VE GOT NEW DETAILS ON A NAPLES MOTHER OF FIVE WHO DIED --

AFTER A BUTTOCKS IMPLANT.

A NEWLY-RELEASED AUTOPSY REPORT --

SHOWS SHE DIED FROM A LUNG EMBOLISM.

FAMILY FRIENDS TELL A-B-C-7 --

MARIBEL CARDONA WANTED A BUTTOCKS LIFT.

THEN SHE HAD SECOND THOUGHTS.

BUT WENT THROUGH WITH THE SURGERY --

WHEN THE CLINIC IN MIAMI WOULDN'T REFUND HER FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR DOWN PAYMENT.

A CLINIC SUPERVISOR TOLD ABC 7 THEY STAND BY THEIR WORK. Return to index of stories...


CHILE EARTHQUAKE-VO TOPS 2SHOT


AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE ARE DEAD TONIGHT AFTER A POWERFUL 8 POINT 2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE.

IT HIT OFF THE COAST OF CHILE LATE LAST NIGHT AND FORCED NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE TO EVACUATE.

THE DEADLY EARTHQUAKE TRIGGERED LANDSLIDES, AND SPARKED FIRES.

PLUS -- A TSUNAMI.

THEY SAW SIX-FOOT WAVES!

MARCI GONZALEZ SHOWS YOU WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. Return to index of stories...


CHILE EARTHQUAKE-PKG


VOICE OF HELEN HUGHES

ABC NEWS PRODUCER IN CHILE

:16-:24

TINA ANDREWS

VISITING PERU

:46-:53

PROF. MARK SIMONS

PROFESSOR OF SEISMOLOGY, CALTECH

1:20-1;25

MARCI GONZALEZ

ABC NEWS, NEW YORK

1:28-1:43

--

THE SIRENS -

AND THE SHAKING.

SENDING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE INTO A PANIC LAST NIGHT.

AN 8.2 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE - STRIKING OFF THE COAST OF CHILE.

FORCING THE EVACUATION OF NEARLY A MILLION PEOPLE UP AND DOWN THE COAST.

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CHILE EARTHQUAKE-TAG


TONIGHT --

SPECIAL MILITARY FORCES ARE OUT -- GUARDING AGAINST LOOTING. Return to index of stories...


MUDSLIDE LATEST-TCMON VO


IT KEEPS RISING.

RIGHT NOW-

THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL FROM WASHINGTON STATE'S MUDLSIDE IS AT 29.

22 OF THE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THE MISSING.

RECEDING WATER EASED SEARCH EFFORTS -

RESCUERS WORRY ABOUT CONTAMINATION FROM SEWAGE AND HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS.

THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS PLANNING A SYSTEM OF DIKES TO ALLOW ACCESS TO SEARCH AREAS--

AND KEEP WASTE FROM REACHING THE RIVER. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PASSENGERS CLEARED-TCMON VO


CREWS ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR MISSING MALSYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 370.

NEW TONIGHT-

THE INVESTIGATION IS CLASSIFIED AS "CRIMINAL."

INVESTIGATORS HAVE CLEARED ALL PASSENGERS OF ANY WRONG-DOING IN THE PLANE'S DISAPPEARANCE.

FOR MORE THAN A WEEK, MALAYSIAN POLICE HAVE CONDUCTED THE INVESTIGATION.

THEY NOW SAY PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES PLAY A ROLE.

THE PLANE DISAPPEARED MARCH 8TH ON A FLIGHT TO BEIJING FROM KUALA LUMPUR. Return to index of stories...


CHRYSLER RECALL-OTS VO


AN A-B-C 7 RECALL ALERT!

CHRYSLER IS RECALLING ALMOST A MILLION S-U-V'S --

BECAUSE OF A PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKES.

IF YOU HAVE A JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OR A DODGE DURANGO --

MADE FROM 2011 TO 2014 --

YOU COULD BE IMPACTED.

CHRYSLER SAYS SOME DRIVERS REPORT THE BRAKES ARE TOO FIRM.

BUT THEY SAY IT'S ONLY CAUSED ONE WRECK THEY KNOW OF --

AND NO ONE GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL HEARING-OC VO WIPE


AND ANOTHER MOTOR CITY COMPANY IS BACK IN THE HOT SEAT TOO.

THE C-E-O OF GENERAL MOTORS IS ANSWERING QUESTIONS --

ABOUT WHY THE COMPANY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES.

THE MAJOR SAFETY DEFECT KILLED 13 PEOPLE.

RECORDS INDICATE G-M KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEM AS EARLY AS 2001 --

BUT DIDN'T ADDRESS IT.

FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW --

VICTIMS' FAMLIES DEMANDED ANSWERS ON CAPITOL HILL. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL HEARING-SOTVO


*LAURA CHRISTIAN.

We are the people left behind when a loved one who got into what was

supposed to be a safe car, a GM car, a car that GM knew for years was

dangerous and defective.

BUTT TO

Jayne Rimer

There's no amount of money that can replace my daughter but I do want

justice to come out of this.

ACCORDING TO DOCUMENTS G-M RELEASED --

THE COST TO FIX THE IGNITION SWITCH WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST 57 CENTS PER CAR. Return to index of stories...


SCOTUS CAMPAIGN DONATIONS-OTS


NEW TONIGHT --

A HUGE CHANGE FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.

THE DECISION COULD HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON NOVEMBER'S ELECTIONS.

TODAY-

THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN LIMITS ON HOW MUCH A CONTRIBUTOR CAN GIVE TO CANDIDATES, POLITICAL PARTIES AND PACS.

THE RULING LEAVES LIMITS ON CONTRIBUTIONS TO AN INDIVIDUAL CAMPAIGN.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE'S DISAPPOINTED BY THE DECISION. Return to index of stories...


STILETTO TRIAL-VO WIPE


THE TRIAL STARTED TODAY --

FOR THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF STABBING AND KILLING HER BOYFRIEND WITH A STILLETO HEEL!

PROSECUTORS SAY ANA TRUJILLO -- A MOTHER OF TWO --

USED HER BLUE SUEDE PLATFORM WITH A FIVE INCH HEEL --

TO KILL HER BOYFRIEND!

TRUJILO WORE A PAIR OF HIGH HEELS IN COURT TODAY.

SHE'S ACCUSED OF STABBING THE BOYFRIEND 25 TIMES WITH A DIFFERENT SHOE LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


STILETTO TRIAL-SOTVO


SOT - JACK CARROLL/DEFENSE ATTORNEY

The state is trying to show that Ana / went overboard/and a reasonable

person wouldn't have struck him as many times

PROSECUTORS SHOWED A DRAMATIC COURTROOM DEMONSTRATION OF THE STABBING TODAY.

BUT SHE SAYS --

IT WAS SELF DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


CHIMP ATTACK LAWSUIT-OTS


NEW AT 5:30-

A CONNECTICUT WOMAN DISFIGURED BY A CHIPANZEE WON'T BE ABLE TO SUE THE STATE.

CHARLA NASH SAYS SHE'S HEARTBROKEN

SHE CLAIMED STATE OFFICIALS KNEW THE CHIMP WAS DANGEROUS AND BEING KEPT WITHOUT A PERMIT.

THE COMMISSIONER AND STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAINTAIN THE STATE DID NOT HAVE A DUTY TO PROTECT NASH. Return to index of stories...


MOM DROWNS CHILD-OC VO


A PENNSYLVANIA MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER TONIGHT --

ACCUSED OF DROWNING HER OWN CHILDREN.

IT HAPPENED IN PITTSBURGH.

POLICE FOUND LAUREL SCHLEMMER'S TWO YOUNGEST KIDS IN THE BATHTUB.

HER THREE-YEAR-OLD DID NOT SURVIVE.

SCHLEMMER TOLD POLICE SHE WENT INSIDE, FILLED UP THE BATHTUB AND ORDERED HER KIDS IN.

SHE SAID "CRAZY VOICES" WERE TELLING HER TO HOLD THE BOYS UNDER WATER.

SCHLEMMER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HER TWO BOYS. Return to index of stories...


MALNOURISHED BOY IN THE CLOSET-OC


A TEXAS MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD ABUSE AGAINST HER FIVE-YEAR-OLD STEPSON.

ALL NEW AT 5:3 -- SHE'S SHARING HER SIDE OF THE STORY AND DENYING ANY ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


MALNOURISHED BOY IN THE CLOSET-PKG


IT'S AN IMAGE THAT BREAKS YOUR HEART.

BUT STEPMOM TAMMIE BLEIMEYER SAYS SHE'S NOT RESPONSIBLE.

"I was shocked."

THE PREGNANT MOTHER OF SIX IS CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD ENDANGERMENT NOT JUST BECAUSE POLICE FOUND THIS FIVE YEAR OLD SEVERELY UNDERWEIGHT.

BUT BECAUSE HE WAS ALLEGEDLY FORCED TO LIVE IN A CLOSET UNDER THE STAIRS.

HER HUSBAND -- HE BOY'S BIOLOGICAL FATHER, BRADLEY BLEIMEYER -- IS FACING THE SAME CHARGES.

"A lot of the story has gotten very twisted, there has been things added to it, things changed, there's a lot of lies out there."

DURING AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - SITTING NEXT TO HER ATTORNEY - SHE SAID SHE WANTED TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.

FIRST - SHE AND HER HUSBAND AREN'T LIVING TOGETHER.

IN FACT, SHE CLAIMS THE FATHER AND SON LIVE IN ALABAMA, NOT AT HER HOUSE IN SPRING.

SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHY HE'S SO SKINNY.

"I have never seen him look like that and I have never seem him with his shirt off recently."

LAST THURSDAY, THEY WERE IN TOWN VISITING AT HER HOME WHEN A FIST FIGHT BROKE OUT BETWEEN BRADLEY AND HER SIXTEEN YEAR OLD SON.

POLICE WERE CALLED, AND SHE CLAIMS THE TEEN LIED TO INVESTIGATORS ABOUT ABUSE.

"They are close in age and he doesn't respect him as a father."

SHE SHARED THIS PICTURE WITH US OF THE AREA UNDER THE STAIRWELL.

"This is a small square space that kinda slants down as the stairs gets smaller."

COULD A CHILD FIT IN THERE?

"Possible if it was empty, but how it is now."

THIS SHE SAYS IS WHERE THE YOUNG BOY WOULD SLEEP, AND THIS IS HIS BED.

HER ATTORNEY SAYS SHE'S BEEN TRYING TO TELL INVESTIGATORS HER STORY.

"We have no idea why these allegations are being made, CPS has known we are involved in this."

AND TODAY SHE FILED FOR DIVORCE.

BUT STILL NOT CONVINCED HER SOON TO BE EX-HUSBAND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BOY'S CONDITION.

"I don't know what caused him to look like that I don't know if it is health issues or if it truly is something else, but I don't want to be like everyone else and assume the worse." Return to index of stories...


NAKED MAN WATCHES BASEBALL-OC SOTVO


NEW YORK HAS THE NAKED COWBOY IN TIMES SQUARE.

I ACTUALLY SAW HIM LAST WEEK.

WELL, TONIGHT-

ATLANTA GETS ONE TOO.

EXCEPT THIS ONE IS GOING TO JAIL!

"I'm trying to be the president but y'all won't let me be."

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ROLLED WHEN A NAKED COYBOY WALKED INSIDE A CITY COUNCIL-WOMAN'S HOUSE.

THE COUNCILWOMAN AND HER DAUGHTER WERE THERE.

THEN HE WENT TO A DIFFERENT HOUSE UP THE STREET AND ACTED LIKE HE LIVED THERE!

AND DON'T FORGET -- HE'S NAKED. Return to index of stories...


NAKED MAN WATCHES BASEBALL-SOTVO


"He sat in the chair. He likes the Braves, so he went and had a good time watching the Braves, while he was drinking his beer."

THAT'S WHERE THE NAKED COWBOY CRANKED UP TUNES ON THE FAMILY'S JUKEBOX.

EVEN CALLING THE VICTIMS --

MOM AND DAD!

POLICE FOUND HIM A SHORT TIME LATER UP THE STREET.

HE FACES A SERIES OF CHARGES -- INCLUDING BURGLARY, CRIMINAL TRESPASSING AND INDECENT EXPOSURE. Return to index of stories...


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


CRYSTAL MORROW: Ok, I'm sending the paramedics to help you now. Stay on the line. I'll say exactly what to do next.

IT WAS THIS DISPATCHER'S FIRST DAY ON THE JOB AND SHE SAVED A LIFE.

THERE'S A TWIST.

COMING UP NEXT -- FIND OUT WHO CALLED 9-1-1 AND WHO SHE KEPT ALIVE.

THEN -

THIS FATHER IS FIGHTING FOR HIS KINDERGARTENER --

WHAT HE SAYS A TEACHER DID TO HER IN THE LUNCHROOM.

WHY IT VIOLATES THE FAMILY'S RELIGION.

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


TZ4 A 911 OPERATOR SAVES HER OWN DAD-SOTVO


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TZ4 B FLORIDA PRAYER CASE-VO


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DAVID-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


MORE SUNSHINE TOMORROW

The outlook is still sunny and bright for southwest Florida this week. Tonight's weather will be mainly clear and temperatures will drop to the lower 60's along the beaches and mid 50's inland. Thursday will be another mostly sunny day. Winds tomorrow will be southeasterly at 10 - 15 mph during the first part of the day and a sea breeze will develop by late afternoon. It will be warm again tomorrow with high temperatures in the mid 80's.

Quiet weather continues on Friday and it looks like there will be more nice weather coming this weekend. The computer forecasts continue to predict another cold front moving toward Florida. but not until next Monday/Tuesday. Until then, our dry and warm weather will continue and no rain is expected until the aforementioned cold front arrives next week. Return to index of stories...


911 OPERATOR SAVES HER OWN DAD-2SHOT


911 DISPATCHERS HAVE A DIFFICULT JOB TO BEGIN WITH.

ONE GEORGIA DISPATCHER FACED A MORE CHALLENGING TASK - HER FIRST DAY ON THE JOB!

AND ONE OF HER FIRST EMERGENCIES --

IS ABOUT HER OWN FATHER.

JOHN MULLER EXPLAINS HOW SHE HELPED SAVE HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


911 OPERATOR SAVES HER OWN DAD-PKG


911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: DeKalb emergency 911, what's the address of

the emergency?

A MERE FOUR HOURS INTO GEORGIA 911 OPERATOR CRYSTAL MORROW'S FIRST DAY ON

THE JOB AND SHE WAS ABOUT TO HEAR THE LAST VOICE SHE EXPECTED ON THE OTHER

END OF THIS CALL.

911 CALL NATS: GAIL MORROW: Uh, I have a 55-year-old man here that's had

diabetes or whatever and he's incoherent.

HER AUNT GAIL- CALLING 911 IN THIS NEWLY RELEASED TAPE TO REQUEST EMERGENCY

ASSISTANCE FOR CRYSTAL'S OWN FATHER / WHO HAD GONE INTO DIABETIC SHOCK LAST

AUGUST--

SOT CRYSTAL MORROW / 911 OPERATOR: "I heard her voice and I saw her name pop

up on the screen I said wait that is my aunt."

911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: Are you with him now?

GAIL MORROW: Yes I am.

CRYSTAL MORROW: And is he awake?

GAIL MORROW: Yes he is.

CRYSTAL MORROW: And is he breathing?

GAIL MORROW: Yes.

SOT CRYSTAL MORROW / 911 OPERATOR: "I did freeze, my hands froze over the

keyboard, but I knew I had to get the call in."

WORRIED ABOUT HER FATHER BUT REMEMBERING HER TRAINING - MORROW TRIED TO

REMAIN CALM - WALKING HER AUNT THROUGH LIFESAVING STEPS WHILE WAITING FOR

PARAMEDICS TO ARRIVE --

911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: Is he breathing normally?

GAIL MORROW: Yes.

CRYSTAL MORROW: Ok, I'm sending the paramedics to help you now. Stay on the

line. I'll say exactly what to do next.

FOR TWO AND A HALF HARROWING MINUTES, MORROW REMAINED COOL UNDER PRESSURE.

** 911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: /I want you to watch him very

closely, if he, if he becomes less awake and vomits quickly turn him on his

side./

THE WHOLE TIME, HER AUNT HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS SPEAKING TO HER OWN NIECE --

911 CALL NATS: CRYSTAL MORROW: If he gets worse in any way, call us back

immediately for further instructions, ok?

GAIL MORROW: Ok.

CRYSTAL MORROW: Alright. They're on their way.

HER FATHER WOULD BE JUST FINE. BUT MORROW IS STILL SURPRISED AT THE ODDS SHE

WOULD GET THE CALL IN THE FIRST PLACE - AT A DISPATCH UNIT WITH 8-12

OPERATORS.GETTING CLOSE TO 3,000 CALLS EACH DAY --

SOT CRYSTAL MORROW / 911 OPERATOR: "Because of so many people being in the

room I didn't think I would get the call and it's crazy that I got it on my

first day." Return to index of stories...


MEASLES IN CALIFORNIA-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 530 --

MEASLES HAVE BROKEN OUT IN CALIFORNIA.

AND WHAT'S SAD IS --

THIS IS PREVENTABLE.

BUT DOCTORS SAY --

MEASLES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK --

BECAUSE OF A SMALL-BUT-GROWING NUMBER OF PARENTS WHO *CHOOSE* NOT TO VACCINATE THEIR CHILDREN.

RIGHT NOW --

THERE ARE ABOUT 50 CASES IN CALIFORNIA.

ABOUT ONE IN THREE --

INVOLVES PARENTS WHO VOLUNTARILY CHOSE NOT TO VACCINATE.

THE CARRICO'S ARE ONE OF THOSE FAMILIES.

THEY CALL THE OUTBREAK "OVERBLOWN." Return to index of stories...


MEASLES IN CALIFORNIA-SOTVO


SOT: STEVE CARRICO / PARENT

012739 and we feel that we're making these decisions on our own and we'll

take responsibility for them.

CALIFORNIA IS ONE OF SEVERAL STATES THAT ALLOWS PARENTS TO TURN DOWN

VACCINATIONS FOR PERSONAL BELIEFS. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA PRAYER CASE-OC VO WIPE


THE PARENTS OF A 5-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA GIRL SAY A TEACHER STOPPED THEIR DAUGHTER FROM PRAYING DURING LUNCH.

ACCORDING TO REPRESENTATIVES WITH SEMINOLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT -- NO ONE REMEMBERS THAT HAPPENING.

MARCOS PEREZ SAYS AN ADULT CONFRONTED HIS DAUGHTER GABRIELLA WHEN SHE BOWED HER HEAD TO PRAY.

HE POSTED A VIDEO OF HIS DAUGHTER ON YOUTUBE TO EXPRESS HIS OUTRAGE. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA PRAYER CASE-SOTVO


SOT Marcos Perez -"AQ five-year-old should never be conflicted between

SOT Jeremiah Dys -"Well a five-year-old girls was told that she can't pray

over her chicken nuggets and macaroni & cheese and that is unacceptable.

That violates the first amendment, her constitutional."

THE FAMILY'S ATTORNEY WANTS AN APOLOGY AND A FULL INVESTIGATION.

THE PRINCIPAL MAINTAINS SHE DOESN'T THINK THIS HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


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


SUNLIGHT IS THE KEY TO GETTING SLIM --

IN A WAY --

STRAIGHT AHEAD --

ABC7 EXPLAINS AND TELLS YOU WHEN TO CATCH RAYS TO GET FIT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SUNLIGHT BMI-VO


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THE GYM AND YOUR BRAIN-VO TOPS


IT'S TIME TO HIT THE GYM.

THERE'S NEW PROOF TONIGHT THAT KEEPING PHYSICALLY FIT WHEN WE ARE YOUNG HELPS OUR BRAINS FUNCTION BETTER DECADES LATER.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS UNCOVERED BY

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA INCLUDE--

STRONGER BRAINS LATER IN LIFE--

BETTER VERBAL MEMORY--

AND MAINTAINING SPEED WITH TASKS SUCH AS TYPING. Return to index of stories...


SUNLIGHT BMI-2SHOT


A NEW STUDY FOCUSES ON SOMETHING WE GET A LOT OF HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

SUNSHINE!

ERIKA EDWARDS EXPLAINS WHY CATCHING SOME RAYS IN THE MORNING COULD KEEP OFF THE WEIGHT. Return to index of stories...


SUNLIGHT BMI-PKG


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NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


08:30 "Enough is enough it should be stopped

SORE LOSER OR DETERMINED--

FORMER CAPE MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN IS NOT GIVING UP HIS FIGHT --

HIS NEW APPEAL--

AND WHY SOME PEOPLE WANT HIM TO JUST STOP ALREADY.

IF YOU THINK THERE'S WAY TOO MUCH TRAFFIC ON OUR ROADS--

YOU'RE RIGHT--

NEW AT SIX--

ABC 7 ASKS CAN THE ROADWAYS REALLY HANDLE ALL THIS TRAFFIC.

AND TWO IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS FOR YOUR HEALTH TONIGHT--

RELIEF FOR ALLERGY SUFFERS--

AND COULD A HELMET BE THE KEY TO FIGHTING DEPRESSION.

IT'S ALL AHEAD IN JUST TWO MINUTES ON ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) SULLIVAN APPEAL-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) SWFL TRAFFIC PATTERNS-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) TONGUE ALLERGY & DEPRESSION HELMET-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-3SHOT


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