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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE------------
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ1 A GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-VOTOPS
FORT HOOD SHOOTING THURSDAY-SS 2SHOT TZ1 B FL PARASAILING BILL-VOTOPS
FORT HOOD SHOOTING THURSDAY-BACKUP PKG JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
LOPEZ MUSIC TEACHER TALKS-OTS SS(3) WIPE FORECAST-PHC
LOPEZ MUSIC TEACHER TALKS-SOT OC FORECAST-WXWALL
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-OTS VO WIPE GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-VO IN POP
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-PKG
PALIN BARBECUE-POP GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-2SHOT
PALIN BARBECUE-LLPKG FL PARASAILING BILL-OC VO
COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-OC VO WIPE MICROSOFT'S SIRI-SOTVO TOPS
COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
CAR INTO CVS-VOTOPS TEASE TWO------------
FL FIRING WARNING SHOTS-OC VO TZ2 A BUS BULLY-NATSVO-WIPE
LOST SERVICE DOG-OC VO WIPE BUS BULLY-2SHOT
LOST SERVICE DOG-SOTVO BUS BULLY-PKG
DOCK FIGHT-OC VO WIPE CAPE CAT RESCUE-SSTOPS(4)
DOCK FIGHT-SOTVO GAS STATION SALES-OC VO
SEA WORLD ATTENDANCE DOWN-OTS VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
ECIGS POISONING-TCMON VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
ECIGS POISONING-SOTVO TZ3 A FORT HOOD PTSD-VO
LOW T CONCERNS-TCMON VO TZ3 B VICTIM FIGHTS BACK-VO
LETTERMAN RETIRES-OTS TZ3 C STUDENT PUSHED-SOTVO
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FORT HOOD SHOOTING THURSDAY-SS 2SHOT


MINUTES AGO --

WE LEARNED SPECIALIST IVAN LOPEZ -- THE SECOND FORT HOOD SHOOTER --

BOUGHT HIS GUN AT THE SAME PLACE AS NADAL HASAN --

THE FIRST FORT HOOD SHOOTER.

LOPEZ OPENED FIRE YESTERDAY ON FORT HOOD, KILLING THREE.

GOOD EVENING, I'M JEFF BUTERA.

I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

ABC 7 SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO ONE OF HIS FORMER TEACHERS.

WE'LL HEAR FROM HIM IN JUST A MINUTE.

BUT FIRST MARY BRUCE IS LIVE ON FORT HOOD WITH THE LATEST --

MARY. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SHOOTING THURSDAY-BACKUP PKG


MOS NEIGHBOR: Every time I saw him, he was always smiling. He seemed to be a

friendly guy.

BENEATH THAT FRIENDLY DEMEANOR, NO ONE SAW ANY SIGNS THAT IVAN LOPEZ WAS

CAPABLE OF SUCH SENSELESS KILLING.

THE SOLDIER, WHO HAD SERVED IN IRAQ, MOVED TO FORT HOOD JUST A FEW MONTHS

AGO.

HE HAD NO RECORD OF VIOLENCE, BUT SHOWED SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.

SOT MCHUGH:

LOPEZ WAS ALSO BEING EVALUATED FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS ORDER.

HE WAS LAST SEEN BY A PSYCHIATRIST A MONTH AGO, BUT THERE WAS NO INDICATION

OF THE HORROR TO COME.

16 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED, THEIR CONDITIONS RANGING FROM STABLE TO CRITICAL

SOT DR MATT DAVIS: Our critical patients specifically they have some

injuries to the neck. We have a potential spine injury and we also have an

abdominal injury.

THE SOLDIER-ON-SOLDIER ATTACK BRINGS BACK THE PAIN OF THE DEADLY MASSACRE AT

FORT HOOD NEARLY FIVE YEARS AGO. 13 WERE KILLED IN 2009 IN WHAT WAS THE

DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTING EVER AT US MILITARY BASE.

THE QUESTION NOW? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN AGAIN.

HOLDER: We owe it to all of our men and women in uniform - and also to their

families - to see that justice is done; to ensure that they are safe here

at home;

TAG: Sources tell ABC News the gun used in Shooting was purchased LEGALLY at

Guns Galore in Killeen, TX.the same store where the shooter purchased the

gun used in the 2009 massacre. Mary Bruce, ABC News, FT HOOD. Return to index of stories...


LOPEZ MUSIC TEACHER TALKS-OTS SS(3) WIPE


IVAN LOPEZ GREW UP IN GUAYANILLA PUERTO RICO--HE COMES FROM A RESPECTED FAMILY.

ABC 7 SPOKE WITH LOPEZ'S FORMER TEACHER WHO'S NOW THE MAYOR OF LOPEZ'S HOMETOWN.

THESE ARE BRAND NEW PICTURES INTO ABC7'S NEWSROOM.

HIS FORMER TEACHERS SAY HE WAS COMPLETELY SURPRISED TO HEAR LOPEZ WAS THE GUNMAN.

HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT COULD HAVE LED UP TO YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


LOPEZ MUSIC TEACHER TALKS-SOT OC


SOT

Hon. Edgardo Arlequin Velez, Mayor of Guayanilla Puerto Rico

2:39-2:53 "He was a calm boy, quiet, always disciplined. He never disrespected teachers. He was disciplined, followed instructions, and was a very talented musician.

THE MAYOR SAYS THE LAST TIME HE SAW LOPEZ WAS AT HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL IN NOVEMBER.

HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO REACH LOPEZ'S FAMILY.

HE SAYS HE'S SORRY FOR THOSE WHO WERE INJURED AND LOST THEIR LIVES.

COMING UP AT 5-30-

ABC7 TAKE AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE LINK BETWEEN POST TRAMATIC STRESS AND SERVICEMEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-OTS VO WIPE


OUR OTHER BIG STORY TONIGHT --

THE SCHOOL DAY WILL STRETCH A LITTLE LONGER FOR SOME LEE COUNTY STUDENTS NEXT YEAR.

FOUR SCHOOLS -- RUN BY CHARTER SCHOOLS U-S-A -- WILL START 30 MINUTES EARLIER.

OFFICIALS TELL US --

THEY'RE LENGTHENING THE DAY TO HELP STUDENTS AND TEACHERS PREPARE FOR NEW FLORIDA STANDARDS.

THOSE ACADEMIC BENCHMARKS START NEXT YEAR.

PARENTS LIKE THE IDEA. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO


15:33:09 it's not gonna put a rush on some of those classes where they might need the additional time, maybe the teachers will be able to take a little more time as well to assist their students. 15:33:18

OFFICIALS SAY TEACHERS AT THESE SCHOOLS ARE PAID BASED ON PERFORMANCE.

SO IF STUDENTS DO BETTER WITH THE LONGER DAY -- THEY'LL EARN MORE MONEY.

THIS MAKES THEIR SCHOOL DAY LONGER THAN MOST SCHOOLS IN THE LEE AND COLLIER SCHOOL DISTRICTS. Return to index of stories...


PALIN BARBECUE-POP


FORMER VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SARAH PALIN IS EXPECTED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SHE'S IN TOWN -

RALLYING SUPPORT FOR SENATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO'S CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN.

THE TWO ARE HOSTING A B-B-Q AT A NAPLES HOME.

THAT'S WHERE ABC7'S STEVE CAMPION IS AWAITING HER ARRIVAL. Return to index of stories...


PALIN BARBECUE-LLPKG


HOPING TO INJECT SOME ENERGY INTO HER CAMPAIGN -

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO IS BETTING ON THE FORMER ALASKAN GOVERNOR FOR A BOOST.

TAKE MAST CAM

FROM THE AIR YOU CAN SEE -

THIS IS THE NAPLES HOUSE WHERE THE TWO WILL HOST A BBQ.

GETTING THE CHANGE TO GET INSIDE -

A FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR DONATION.

TAKE PKG

TEA PARTY DARLING -

FORMER ALASKAN GOVERNOR -

AND ONCE A VICE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER

SARAH PALIN PLANS TO WEIGH IN ON THE NASTY RACE FOR FL CONGRESSIONAL SEAT 19.

PREPARATIONS WERE UNDERWAY THIS AFTERNOON.

FOR THE THE PALIN/BENACQUISTO BBQ SET TO TAKE PLACE AT THIS NAPLES HOME.

IN HER INITAL ENDORSEMENT - PALIN WROTE

"Lizbeth is running against a wealthy self-funded candidate with lots of splashy campaign ads claiming to be a conservative. Since when do conservatives stand for crony capitalism and government bailouts?"

A DIRECTED ATTACK ON FORMER CAR MANUFACTURING C-E-O CURT CLAWSON.

THOSE WHO'VE ORGANIZED CANDIDATE FORUMS -

FEAR IT'S BECOMING HARDER AND HARDER FOR VOTERS TO SORT THROUGH ALL THE BACK AND FORTHS.

TAKE SOT

Pastor Rick Stevens, Diplomat Church

0316 "Voters are looking for genuine people, authentic. Candidates that will tell them the truth. That will tell them what they believe in and live up it it. That will talk to them and won't do anything else. I think people are tired of candidates lying to them."

THE OTHER REPUBLICANS IN THE RACE -

DOCTOR PAIGE KREEGEL AND PINE ISLAND BUSINESSMAN MICHAEL DREIKORN.

COMING AT FIVE -

HEAR WHY SOME COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE FURIOUS ABOUT BENACQUISTO'S BBQ, WHY THEY SAY SHE KEEPS SKIPPING THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH AVERAGE VOTERS, EAGER TO ASK HER QUESTIONS.

IN NAPLES, STEVE CAMPION, abc 7 Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

COLLIER COUNTY MAY CRACK DOWN ON WAYS SOME BUSINESSES CAN ADVERTISE.

THEY'RE FOCUSED ON SIGN HOLDERS --

THE PEOPLE STANDING ON SIDEWALKS AND STREETS WAVING SIGNS HOPING TO LURE IN CUSTOMERS.

IN FEBRUARY --

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CALLED THEM EYE-SORES AND SAID THEY WERE SEEING TOO MANY OF THEM.

THE COUNTY TOLD SOME BUSINESSES --

DITCH THE SIGN WAIVERS OR PAY A FINE.

BUT OWNERS SAY THE SIGN-WAVERS HELP BUSINESS --

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COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO


Miles Ianacone/Owner, Liberty Tax Service

"Having that person out on the street, is probably the most cost effective way to advertise, especially when we're competing with national chains."

Bridgitte Foreman/Manager, Paradise Jewelry

"We're a small business. Isn't this country founded on these people here that start small businesses?"

NOTHING FINAL YET.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS THE SIGN LAWS AT A MEETING LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CVS-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS--

NEW VIDEO OF A CAR CRASHING INTO A C-V-S STORE IN WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA.

AND JUST LOOK AT HOW CLOSE IT COMES TO HITTING THIS 80-YEAR-OLD CUSTOMER.

A STORE EMPLOYEE COMES TO CHECK ON HER.

SHE WAS TREATED FOR CUTS AND BRUISES.

POLICE SAY AN 84-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THAT CAR.

SHE WAS CITED FOR IMPROPER BACKING AND CARELESS DRIVING.

THAT CRASHED CAUSED AN ESTIMATED 65-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES. Return to index of stories...


FL FIRING WARNING SHOTS-OC VO


NEW AT 5-

THE FLORIDA SENATE HAS APPROVED A PROPOSAL THAT HAS BECOME KNOWN AS THE "WARNING SHOT" BILL.

IT WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO SHOW GUNS AND FIRE WARNING SHOTS IF THEY FEEL THREATENED.

THE HOUSE ALSO HAS APPROVED THE BILL.

NOW IT HEADS TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S DESK FOR HIS SIGNATURE. Return to index of stories...


LOST SERVICE DOG-OC VO WIPE


WE'RE LEARNING MORE TONIGHT --

ABOUT A CAPE CORAL VETERAN AND HIS SERVICE DOG --

REUNITED TODAY.

THE PAIR IS BACK HOME --

AFTER SPENDING NEARLY 14 HOURS APART.

THE OWNER SAYS HE CAME RECENTLY HOME TO FIND HIS DOORS OPEN AND THE DOG GONE.

BUT TODAY--

A MAN FOUND EBBY WANDERING NEAR DEL PRADO.

RYAN GROSE SAYS HE CAN'T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH.

DIAGNOSED WITH PTSD --

GROSE SAYS THE DOG IS HIS WORLD. Return to index of stories...


LOST SERVICE DOG-SOTVO


Ryan Grose

Reunited with Service Dog

1:09 comfort security wakes me up when I'm having a nightmare 1:13 he reminds me to take my medication 1:15

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES EXAMINED EBBY.

THEY FOUND A SKIN RASH.

BUT, OTHERWISE, SHE'S OKAY AFTER SPENDING HALF A DAY ON HER OWN. Return to index of stories...


DOCK FIGHT-OC VO WIPE


A 20 YEAR DEBATE OVER A BOAT DOCK IN LEE COUNTY IS HEADED TO

COMMISSIONERS FOR A VOTE.

ABC 7 IS DIGGING DEEPER TO UNCOVER THE CONTROVERSY INSIDE THE

EXCLUSIVE SIESTA ISLES COMMUNITY NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH.

NEIGHBORS DON'T WANT THE DOCK BECAUSE THEY SAY IT WILL CAUSE A PROBLEM SINCE THE SPACE IS USED AS A TURNAROUND.

FOR 20 YEARS LEE COUNTY AGREED, DENYING REQUESTS BECAUSE THERE'S NO PRINCIPAL USE, LIKE A HOUSE,

ADJACENT TO THE PROPERTY.

BUT THE PROPERTY OWNERS ATTORNEY SAYS THAT DOESN'T MATTER. Return to index of stories...


DOCK FIGHT-SOTVO


Sot Matt Uhle, property owner's lawyer

The other residents out there who have docks don't have butted lots

either, they're separated by siesta drive, so from a legal perspective

their docks present the same issue that my clients did but they got

docks and my client didn't."

IF THE DOCK ISN'T APPROVED, THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUESTING HALF A

MILLION DOLLARS AS REIMBURSEMENT. Return to index of stories...


SEA WORLD ATTENDANCE DOWN-OTS VO


FEWER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SEAWORLD-

AND SOME SPECUALTE IT HAS TO DO WITH A CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE COMPANY.

THE ORLANDO BASED THEME PARK COMPANY SAYS ABOUT 3-MILLION PEOPLE VISITED ITS 11 PARKS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

THAT'S A 13-PERCENT DROP FROM THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

THE 20-13 MOVIE "BLACKFISH" EXPLORED ALLEGATIONS OF MISTREATMENT OF THE WHALES.

SEAWORLD EXECUTIVES REJECT SUGGESTIONS THAT THE COMPANY IS SUFFERING BECAUSE OF A BACKLASH FROM THE FILM. Return to index of stories...


ECIGS POISONING-TCMON VO WIPE


IN YOUR A-B-C 7 HEALTHY LIVING TONIGHT --

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE -- ESPECIALLY YOUNG CHILDREN -- ARE GETTING HURT AFTER COMING INTO CONTACT WITH E-CIGARETTES.

THE PROBLEM HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE TOUCH OR ACCIDENTALLY SWALLOW THE LIQUID NICOTINE FOUND INSIDE E-CIGARETTES.

THE C-D-C REPORTED 215 INSTANCES IN FEBRUARY ALONE. Return to index of stories...


ECIGS POISONING-SOTVO


"The symptoms that people are reporting are predominantly nausea and vomiting and eye irritation."

THOSE SYMPTOMS CAN OCCUR SIMPLY BY TOUCHING THE LIQUID NICOTINE.

KIDS UNDER AGE 6 ACCOUNTED FOR MORE THAN HALF OF THE E-CIGARETTE-RELATED CALLS TO POISON CENTERS. Return to index of stories...


LOW T CONCERNS-TCMON VO


ALSO IN YOUR HEALTHY LIVING --

LET'S TALK ABOUT MEN!

RESEARCHERS ESTIMATE UP TO SIX MILLION MEN SUFFER FROM LOW TESTOSTERONE.

BUT NEW RESEARCH LINKS TREATING IT --

TO HEART PROBLEMS.

A U-C-L-A STUDY SHOWS MEN WHO GOT TREATEMENT FOR TESTOSTERONE WHILE YOUNGER THAN 65 --

WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK.

ANOTHER REPORT SHOWS IT INCREASES YOUR RISK FOR PROSTATE CANCER.

IT EVEN FEEDS CANCER CELLS. Return to index of stories...


LETTERMAN RETIRES-OTS


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM --

A LEGEND OF LATE-NIGHT IS RETIRING.

DAVID LETTERMAN SAYS HE'LL END HIS RUN ON TELEVISION --

SOME TIME IN 2015.

LETTERMAN MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT DURING THE TAPING OF HIS SHOW TODAY.

WE'RE EXPECTING A STATEMENT WITH OFFICIAL DETAILS SOON.

LETTERMAN STARTED AT N-B-C, THEN MADE THE MOVE TO C-B-S. Return to index of stories...


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


A THREE-YEAR-OLD SHOUTED A FOUR-LETTER-WORD IN DAYCARE AND GOT EXPELLED.

TONIGHT - WHERE SHE LEARNED THE NAUGHTY WORD AND WHY THE DAYCARE WENT TO THE EXTREME.

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ACTIVITIES ON THE BEACH--

TONIGHT--

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE WORKING TO PUT NEW RULES IN PLACE TO KEEP YOU SAFE.

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


TZ1 A GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B FL PARASAILING BILL-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


FORECAST-WXWALL


GREAT WEATHER INTO THE WEEKEND

Our string of nice weather days will continue tomorrow and through the weekend. Skies are partly cloudy this evening and we will clear out and wake up to mostly sunny weather tomorrow. Temperatures tonight will drop to the lower 60's along and near the beaches. Mid 50's will be noted on the inland thermometers, and some patchy ground fog is possible on Friday morning.

Skies will be mostly sunny again tomorrow afternoon with high temperatures recovering to the mid 80's. An afternoon sea breeze will develop along the coast and cap the beach weather around 80 - 82 degrees. The Gulf of Mexico water temperature still sets at a cool 72 degrees.

The weekend outlook is good with partly cloudy weather and warm 80's each day. Rain-free skies are expected this weekend.

A strong cold front is predicted to move toward us next Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain or strong thunderstorms. Forecast models are showing a consistent outlook for rain next Tuesday. Return to index of stories...


GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-VO IN POP


TODDLERS ARE KNOWN FOR TESTING BOUNDARIES!

BUT WHAT THIS 3-YEAR-OLD IN TEXAS DID --

GOT HER EXPELLED FROM DAYCARE.

SHE LET OUT A CURSE WORD IN FRONT OF OTHER CHILDREN.

BUT HER MOM SAYS THE PUNISHMENT DOESN'T FIT THE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-PKG


THREE YEAR OLD ARIANNA IS LIKE MOST LITTLE GIRLS. THEY LIKE TO PLAY- AND EVERYDAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE.

HER MOM CASSANDRA SAYS SHE LOVED GOING GO TO DAYCARE HERE AT THE JUBILEE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, BUT NOW LITTLE ARIANNA IS

BANNED FROM THE BUILDING.

S/Cassandra Wright/Daughter expelled:18-:23

"I'm still a little bit upset but most of all was hurt I was devastated really hurt"

ARIANNA WAS EXPELLED FOR SAYING A CURSE WORD

S/Cassandra Wright/Daughter expelled:29

"Which was the S word."

"I don't condone her saying it but for that to be a faith based daycare center I would think that they would re enforce and let her know that's not a word to say"

MOM CASSANDRA SAYS SHE DOESN'T KNOW WHERE HER DAUGHTER HEARD THE CURSE WORD,

S/Cassandra Wright/Daughter expelled

"I don't use that word"

AND FURTHER MORE, ARIANNA DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE JUBILEE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAYS THERE'S A ZERO TOLERANCE WHEN IT COMES TO SAYING A CURSE WORD.

S/Alissa Blankenship/Dir. Jubilee Child Development:57-1:00

"Because it spreads to easily that we do dismiss them from the center"

WE'RE TOLD LITTLE ARIANNA GOT ON TOP OF TABLE SAID THE CURSE WORD AND 13 OTHER KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM HEARD IT.

THEN ARIANNA LAUGHED.

"Is expelling this 2 year old going too far?

S/Alissa Blankenship/Dir. Jubilee Child Development 1:10-1:15

"well as a private center and also a parent myself you know there's decisions and choices that we have to make"

THE DAYCARE DIRECTOR SAYS ANOTHER STUDENT WAS EXPELLED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO FOR ALSO SAYING A CURSE WORD. Return to index of stories...


GIRL KICKED OUT OF DAYCARE-2SHOT


DO YOU SIDE WITH THE MOTHER OR THE DAYCARE?

SHOULD ARIANNA HAVE BEEN EXPELLED --

OR WAS THE PUNISHMENT TOO HARSH?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

JUST GO FACEBOOK AND SEARCH ABC 7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


FL PARASAILING BILL-OC VO


LEGISLATION TO BETTER REGULATE PARASAILING IN FLORIDA IS MOVING FORWARD.

IT UNANIMOUSLY PASSED IN THE SENATE.

THE LEGISLATION BANS PARASAILING WHEN WINDS ARE SUSTAINED AT 20 MILES PER HOUR OR HIGHER, OR WHEN LIGHTNING IS WITHIN SEVEN MILES.

AN ACCIDENT LAST SUMMER SERIOUSLY INJURED TWO INDIANA TEEN IN PANAMA CITY.

SINCE 2001, THERE HAVE BEEN 23 INJURIES AND SIX DEATHS CAUSED BY PARASAILING ACCIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


MICROSOFT'S SIRI-SOTVO TOPS


HI. I'M CORTANA.

MICROSOFT HAS JUST INTRODUCED THEIR ANSWER --

TO SIRI.

THEY CALL HER CORTANA.

THEY NAMED HER AFTER THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHARACTER IN THE VIDEO GAME "HALO."

CORTANA REPLACES THE SEARCH FUNCTION ON THE NEW WINDOWS PHONE SOFTWARE.

THE "PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT" CAN SEARCH THE INTERNET, SET UP ALARMS AND SHIFT CALENDAR APPOINTMENTS. Return to index of stories...


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


CRYBABY!

SCHOOL BUS BULLY!

AHEAD - SEE THE DRIVER CAUGHT ON CAMERA BULLYING A CRYING GIRL.

HOW SHE TRIED TO GET OTHER STUDENTS TO JOIN IN.

LOOK AT THIS --

A CAT STUCK IN CAPE CORAL.

WEDGED INTO A THREE INCH SPACE.

SEE HOW FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A BUS BULLY-NATSVO-WIPE


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BUS BULLY-2SHOT


A SCHOOL BUS BULLY IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN TEXAS.

BUT HERE'S THE TWIST.

IT'S THE DRIVER --

MOCKING A SOBBING STUDENT BY CALLING HER "CRYBABY."

ABC'S KAREN TRAVERS REPORTS-

THE DRIVER EVEN ENCOURAGED OTHER CHILDREN ON THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUS IN

THE SAN ANTONIO AREA - TO JOIN IN ON THE TEASING. Return to index of stories...


BUS BULLY-PKG


AS IF SCHOOLYARD BULLIES WEREN'T BAD ENOUGH.HOW ABOUT A SCHOOL BUS BULLY.

.THE DRIVER!

ABC STATION KSAT OBTAINED THIS VIDEO.SHOWING A TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUS

DRIVER.MOCKING A CHILD!

Crybaby!

YES, THAT'S THE BUS DRIVER.CALLING A SOBBING CHILD.A CRY BABY

crybaby!

THE FLORESVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER KNOWN AS MS PAT WAS CAUGHT ON

TAPE - AND IT'S SPARKED MAJOR OUTRAGE IN THIS SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY.

BUT IT GETS WORSE. THE BUS DRIVER ENCOURAGES THE OTHER KIDS TO JOIN IN THE

TAUNTING.

Ready, cry, cry, cry.

I want my mamma

ONE STUDENT SAID THERE WAS A SIGN IN THE BUS THAT EVEN READS "NO BULLYING!"

PARENTS ARE LIVID.AND SPEAKING OUT

THIS MOM HAS KIDS WHO RIDE THAT BUS - SHE WAS BROUGHT TO TEARS JUST WATCHING

THE VIDEO.

I think it's horrible. If you can't bully at school, why are they allowing

it on the bus?

THIS MOTHER DIDN'T WANT TO SHOWER HER FACE - BUT SHE WAS FURIOUS.

she treated the child as if she was a child herself, bullying the child.

THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID THE BUS DRIVER'S BEHAVIOR WAS CHILDISH AND IMMATURE.

i was very concerned with that and it's definitely not appropriate. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAT RESCUE-SSTOPS(4)


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

FIREFIGHTERS IN CAPE CORAL HAD THEIR HANDS FULL TRYING TO FREE A CAT TRAPPED BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS.

EMPLOYEES AT A CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE ON LAFAYETTE STREET HEARD A CAT CRYING FOR HELP AND CALLED LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

THE CAT WAS WEDGED IN A SPACE ABOUT 3 INCHES WIDE.

ANIMAL SERVICES WASN'T ABLE TO GET HIM OUT-

SO IT CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

FIRE FIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO USE A LONG POLE TO GET HIM OUT.

HE HAD A FEW SCRAPES- BUT IS OK.

THEY NAMED HIM CHANCE.

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GAS STATION SALES-OC VO


NEW AT 5 --

WE'VE GOT PROOF PEOPLE ARE PULLING INTO GAS STATIONS FOR MUCH MORE THAN GAS.

*IN-STORE* SALES JUMPED NEARLY TWO-AND-A-HALF PERCENT LAST YEAR.

THEY REACHED 204 *BILLION* DOLLARS!

TOBACCO PRODUCTS ARE STILL THE NUMBER ONE SELLER --

MORE THAN A THIRD.

BUT AS MORE PEOPLE ARE EATING ON THE GO --

PREPARED FOODS. HOT AND COLD. ARE BECOMING MORE COMMON.

FOOD, FOUNTAIN DRINKS AND COFFEE MAKE UP ABOUT A FIFTH OF THE SALES. Return to index of stories...


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


POST TRAUMATIC STRESS IN THE MILITARY.

IS THAT WHAT CAUSED THE FORT HOOD SHOOTER TO OPEN FIRE ON FELLOW SOLDIERS?

AHEAD ON ABC7 NEWS AT 5:30 WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE GUNMAN AND HIS MENTAL HEALTH.

PLUS --

CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

A WOMAN ATTACKED WHILE SHOPPING.

SEE THE 30 SECOND STRUGGLE AND HOW SHE FOUGHT OFF THE ROBBER.

I was blindsided

BLIND SIDED BY A POLICE OFFICER.

WHAT THIS COLLEGE STUDENT SAYS HAPPENED TO HER IN THIS VIDEO AND WHAT SHE WANTS FROM POLICE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A FORT HOOD PTSD-VO


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TZ3 B VICTIM FIGHTS BACK-VO


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TZ3 C STUDENT PUSHED-SOTVO


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