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DIRECTORS PAGE FORT HOOD LATEST-SAT LIVE
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FORT HOOD LATEST-PKG
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SOTVO TOPS FORT HOOD LATEST-SAT LIVE
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VO IN TCMON TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-PKG LOPEZ MUSIC TEACHER TALKS-SS-SOT-SS
FORT HOOD SHOOTING-OC TAG DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP PALIN BBQ-VO-WIPE
FM PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS PALIN BBQ-SOTVO
TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT-VO
TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL GROW HOUSE BUST-SS VO SS
BOSTON FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL-VOWIPE BODY MISTAKEN FOR MANNEQUIN-VO-WIPE
BOSTON FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL-SOTVO BODY MISTAKEN FOR MANNEQUIN-SOTVO
WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-VO SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-VO-WIPE
CHILE EARTHQUAKE-VOTOPS SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-SOTVO
WELFARE COUPLE IN COURT-VO DOCK FIGHT AT SIESTA ISLES-VO-SS-WIPE
STILLETO TRIAL-VO DOCK FIGHT AT SIESTA ISLES-(2)SOTVO
VICTIM FIGHTS BACK-SOTVO LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO-WIPE
VICTIM FIGHTS BACK-SOTVO LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO
ATTACK LINKED TO SAMESEX MARRIAGE-VO FL WARNING SHOTS-VO-WIPE
ATTACK LINKED TO SAMESEX MARRIAGE-SOTVO FL PARASAILING REGULATIONS-VOTOPS
BULLIED KID LEAVES NOTE-VO MAN GETS SERVICE DOG BACK-VO-WIPE
BULLIED KID LEAVES NOTE-SOTVO MAN GETS SERVICE DOG BACK-SOTVO
CHILD ABUSE ARREST-VOWIPE TONIGHT AT SIX-CLIP
CHILD ABUSE ARREST-SOTVO TEASE ONE
LANZA HOUSE-VO TZ1 A FRZOEN, FRESH, CANNED-SOTVO WIPE
STUDENT PUSHED-VO IN TCMON TZ1 B FERTILITY DRUGS-VOTOPS
STUDENT PUSHED-PKG WX TEASE-WXWALL
ROB FORD NO VOTE-SOTVO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
TEASE FOUR------------ WEATHER-WXWALL
TZ4 A CEREALS LOOKING AT KIDS-NATSVO FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-TCMON
TZ4 B 9 MONTH OLD CHARGED-VO FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-PKG
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL FERTILITY DRUGS-OTS VO
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP ENOUGH DIET SODA-OTS VO
FORECAST-PHC COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE TWO-POP
CEREALS LOOKING AT KIDS-BNC TZ2 SPORTS-VO
CEREALS LOOKING AT KIDS-PKG WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
DISTRACTED DRIVING-NATSVO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
9 MONTH OLD CHARGED-VO TZ 7 1) MIAMI BOTCHED POLICE STING-VOTOPS-WIPE
KICKED OUT TEEN PICKS COLLEGE-VO TZ 7 2) SARAH PALIN ARRIVES-VOTOPS
YAHOO SECURITY-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
TEASE FIVE------------ FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
TZ5 A GRANDMOTHER FROZEN ALIVE-VO FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS
GRANDMOTHER FROZEN ALIVE-TCMON DOOLEY-VOTOPS
GRANDMOTHER FROZEN ALIVE-PKG CHASE FIELER-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP CHASE FIELER-SOTTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ TERRA COTTA-POPMON
TZ 6 1) NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT TERRA COTTA-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) BODY MISTAKEN FOR MANNEQUIN HOUSTON OPEN-VOTOP
TZ 6 3) FERTILITY DRUGS-VOTOPS TWINS SOX-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT MARLINS ROCKIES-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
FORT HOOD LATEST-VOTOPS TCMON GOODBYE-4SHOT


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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FORT HOOD SHOOTING-SOTVO TOPS


:13-:21 "he was undergoing.for mental health conditions."

OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

BRAND NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FORT HOOD SHOOTER IVAN LOPEZ. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SHOOTING-VO IN TCMON


WE JUST FOUND OUT --

THE 34-YEAR-OLD ARMY SPECIALIST WAS AN IRAQ WAR VETERAN.

BUT WHILE HE SERVED OVERSEAS --

HE DID NOT SEE COMBAT.

ON WEDNESDAY -- HE KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND HURT 16 OTHERS --

BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

HE HAD RECEIVED TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY --

AND WAS UNDERGOING EVALUATION FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

WE WANTED TO KNOW -- WHAT CAUSES P-T-S-D -- AND HOW IS IT TREATED RIGHT NOW.

A-B-C 7'S GEORGE SOLIS SPOKE WITH SOME EXPERTS TO FIND OUT THE ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SHOOTING-PKG


TAKE PKG:

AS DETAILS SLOWLY START TO EMERGE SURROUNDING THE TRAGEDY AT FORT HOOD

WEDNESDAY.

THE LINGERING QUESTION ON MANY MINDS:

WHAT DROVE SUSPECTED GUMNAN, 34 YEAR OLD ARMY SPECIALIST IVAN LOPEZ TO

SHOOT AND KILL 3, INJURY 16 BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

MUCH IS STILL UNKNOWN ABOUT LOPEZ, BUT WHAT AUTHORITIES HAVE PIECED

TOGETHER PAINTS A PICTURE OF A TROUBLED MAN.

LOPEZ WAS BEING TREATED FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

HE WAS ALSO BEING "EVALUATED" FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

22:04 "It can happen to anyone who's been exposed to stress not just

our combat veterans" Elsa Zayas, MD Associate Chief of Staff, U.S.

Dept. of Veteran Affairs

ACCORDING TO THE VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT WHICH OPERATES ITS OWN

CENTER FOR P-T-S-D AS MANY AS 2 IN 10 IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS

COME HOME WITH SYMPTOMS.

EXPERTS SAY P-T-S-D HAS FOUR TYPES OF SYMPTOMS

-RELIVING THE EVENT

-AVOIDING SITUATIONS THAT REMIND YOU OF THE EVENT

-NEGATIVE CHANGES IN BELIEFS AND FEELINGS

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FORT HOOD SHOOTING-OC TAG


THAT WAS GEORGE SOLIS REPORTING.

AND WE ALSO JUST LEARNED --

INVESTIGATORS THINK LOPEZ GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH ANOTHER SOLIDER RIGHT BEFOR THE SHOOTING.

WE'LL UNCOVER MORE ABOUT THAT AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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FM PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS


DEVELOPING NEWS AT THIS HOUR ABOUT A FORT MYERS PLANE MAKING AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN ORLANDO.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO JUST IN TO THE ABC 7 NEWSROOM.

THERE WERE THIRTY PASSENGERS ON THE SILVER AIRWAYS PLANE.

THE FLIGHT NUMBER IS 3977.

THE PLANE WAS HAVING A MECHANICAL ISSUE.

THE FLIGHT MADE A SAFE LANDING IN ORLANDO AND WAS TOWED FROM THE AIRPORT.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES-CG RVL


HERE'S A QUICK LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S OTHER TOP STORIES.

FORMER REPUBLCIAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SARAH PALIN STOPPED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SHE'S HOSTING A BARBECUE TO SUPPORT DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

FOUR CHARTER SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY WILL EXTEND THEIR SCHOOL DAYS NEXT YEAR.

THE CHARTER COMPANY SAYS RESEARCH SHOWS LONGER DAYS MAKE FOR BETTER GRADES.

STUDENTS WILL SPEND 30 EXTRA MINUTES IN CLASS EACH DAY.

AND COLLIER COUNTY IS CRACKING DOWN ON SIGNS.

COUNTY STAFF SAYS SOME BUSINESSES ARE PUTTING SIGNS IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THEY'RE AN EYSORE.

IF THEY'RE NOT REMOVED -- BUSINESS OWNERS WILL FACE A FINE. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL-VOWIPE


MOURNERS GATHERED AT A BOSTON CHURCH TODAY TO SAY THEIR FINAL FAREWELLS TO MICHAEL KENNEDY, ONE OF TWO FIREFIGHTERS KILLED LAST WEEK.

KENNEDY WAS A MARINE AND IRAQ-WAR VETERAN.

HE- DIED ALONG WITH LIEUTENANT EDWARD WALSH AS THEY BATTLED WHAT THE BOSTON MAYOR CALLED ONE OF THE WORST FIRES IN THE CITY'S HISTORY.

LIEUTENANT WALSH WAS LAID TO REST YESTERDAY.

TODAY - HE WAS REMEMBERED IN A CATHOLIC MASS. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL-SOTVO


S/ Martin Walsh / Mayor of boston:17

"he was one of the first on the scene of the marathon bombing last year. and like many others in his company, he did not hesitate to tackle one of the worst fires in boston's most recent history on Beacon Street last week."

MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK AND BOSTON CARDINAL SEAN O'MALLEY JOINED KENNEDY'S FAMILY AND HUNDREDS OF OTHERS INSIDE THE CHURCH -- WHILE THOUSANDS OF FIREFIGHTERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY STOOD IN TRIBUTE OUTSIDE. Return to index of stories...


WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE-VO


THE DEATH TOLL NOW STANDS AT 30 FOR VICTIMS OF THE MUDSLIDE IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY WASHINGTON.

THE COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED 27 OF THE BODIES.

A TEAM OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - DETECTIVES - AND DENTISTS IS WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE PROPER IDENTIFICATION.

IN SOME CASES IT'S CHALLENGING BECAUSE RESCUERS ARE FINDING BODIES IN PIECES.

RECOVERY CREWS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR 18 PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


CHILE EARTHQUAKE-VOTOPS


AT 5:30 --

NEW INFORMATION ON LAST NIGHT'S EARTHQUAKE THAT SHOOK NORTHERN CHILE.

IT'S THE SAME AREA WHERE A LARGER QUAKE HIT, TUESDAY NIGHT.

THE 7-POINT-6 QUAKE TRIGGERED ANOTHER ROUND TSUNAMI ALERTS AND EVACUATIONS.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR INJURIES.

EXPERTS SAY -- THE QUAKE WAS THE STRONGEST OF SEVERAL AFTERSHOCKS.

TUESDAY'S QUAKE KILLED SIX PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


WELFARE COUPLE IN COURT-VO


THE MINNESOTA COUPLE -- ACCUSED OF STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THROUGH WELFARE FRAUD -- WENT TO COURT TODAY.

COLIN AND ANDREA CHISHOLM ARE BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

AUTHORITIES ARRESTED THEM MONDAY AFTER TRACKING THEM DOWN IN THE BAHAMAS.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE COUPLE COLLECTED MORE THAN 160-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN WELFARE, MEDICAID AND FOOD STAMPS BETWEEN 2005 AND 2012.

THEY LIVED A LIFE OF LUXURY.

MANSIONS.

YACHTS.

CALLED THEMSELVES LORD AND LADY CHISHOLM. Return to index of stories...


STILLETO TRIAL-VO


A THIRD DAY OF TESTIMONY IN THE TRIAL OF A HOUSTON WOMAN, ACCUSED OF STABBING HER BOYFRIEND TO DEATH WITH HER STILETTO HEEL.

SHE CLAIMS IT WAS IN SELF-DEFENSE.

THAT HER BOYFRIEND BECAME ENRAGED AFTER ANOTHER MAN BOUGHT HER DRINKS.

SHE SAYS - HE GRABBED HER -- AND BEAT HER.

HER INTERVIEW WITH POLICE FROM WHEN SHE WAS ARRESTED WAS SHOWN IN COURT.

IN IT - SHE CLAIMS THAT THE MAN WAS ON TOP OF HER AND BEATING HER WHEN SHE BEGGED HIM TO GET OFF BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T BREATHE.

THAT'S WHEN SHE GRABBED HER SHOE -- AND DEFENDED HERSELF.

HER ATTORNEY SAYS - THE STATE HAS NOT PROVEN IT'S CASE TO CONVINCE THE JURY TO RETURN A GUILTY VERDICT ON THE CHARGE OF MURDER. Return to index of stories...


VICTIM FIGHTS BACK-SOTVO


A WOMAN WHO MANAGED TO FIGHT OFF A ROBBER NEAR A WALGREENS IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME.

"I didn't notice him until he was right at my shoulder."

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE WOMAN WALK OUT OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STORE.

WATCH - A MAN COMES UP FROM BEHIND AND GRABS HER.

HE LIFTED HER OFF THE GROUND.

THE STRUGGLE LASTED 30 SECONDS.

THE WOMAN WAS ABLE TO THROW THE MAN TO THE PAVEMENT AND HIT HIM. Return to index of stories...


VICTIM FIGHTS BACK-SOTVO


"I did anything I could to protect myself. I don't know if it's more than a purse he wants."

--BUTT SOT--

"Our concern is that he continued to fight with the victim after the victim showed signs of resistance."

THE ROBBER GOT AWAY WITH HER WALLET.

SHE SUFFERED SCRAPES AND BRUISES.

WALGREENS EMPLOYEES HELPED HER.

OFFICERS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR HER ATTACKER. Return to index of stories...


ATTACK LINKED TO SAMESEX MARRIAGE-VO


A MICHIGAN WOMAN SAYS THREE MEN BRUTALLY ATTACKED HER AFTER SHE MARRIED HER PARTNER.

THE WOMAN AND HER PARTNER EXCHANGED VOWS WITH 67 OTHER COUPLES AFTER MICHIGAN STRUCK DOWN ITS BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE GOT OFF A BUS AFTER WORK AND THREE MEN CAME UP TO HER.

ACCORDING TO DETECTIVES THEY MADE DEROGATORY COMMENTS ABOUT HER SEXUAL ORIENTATION THEN ASSAULTED HER. Return to index of stories...


ATTACK LINKED TO SAMESEX MARRIAGE-SOTVO


"She gets hit in the face, pretty much knocks unconscious, and then she gets kind of kicked and stomped and that's kind of wakes up with someone kicking and stomping her."

THE MEN RAN AND THE WOMAN MANAGED TO GET TO HER APARTMENT.

DOCTORS TREATED HER AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL.

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR THOSE MEN. Return to index of stories...


BULLIED KID LEAVES NOTE-VO


A NORTH CAROLINA COUPLE IS DISTRAUGHT ABOUT THE DEATH OF THEIR TEENAGE SON.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS, SAYING, HE TOOK HIS LIFE AFTER YEARS OF BULLYING AT SCHOOL.

THEIR ONLY SON LEFT A NOTE MONDAY -- SAYING HE WAS TIRED OF THE BULLYING.

HIS PARENTS SAY, THEY HAD NO IDEA THEIR SON WAS BEAT UP THAT DAY.

THEY SAY, HE WAS A QUIET CHILD, WHO KEPT TO HIMSELF.

THE BULLYING BEGAN WHEN HE STARTED PLAYING FOOTBALL, HIS FRESHMAN YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BULLIED KID LEAVES NOTE-SOTVO


S/ Jeffrey Hulon, Sr./Father:09-:14

"It's the hardest thing you'll ever go through, everything else will be easy to go through in life, I never wish that for anybody."

--BUTTSOT--

"In the note, he told his momma to--which the police has now to don't worry, I'm sorry but don't cry. He in his mind he'll go and still watch over you."

TONIGHT -- DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE CLAIMS OF BULLYING.

THE FAMILY SAYS THEY DID TALK WITH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.

WE'RE FINDING OUT WHAT -- IF ANYTHING -- THE SCHOOL DID IN RESPONSE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER IT WAS SUFFICIENT. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE ARREST-VOWIPE


A TENNESSEE MOTHER IS UNDER ARREST -- CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE FOR THE WAY SHE PUNISHED HER SON.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE WOMAN PUNISHED HIM FOR LYING ABOUT A PIECE OF TOAST.

ACCORDING TO OFFICERS SHE FORCED THE 16-YEAR OLD TO PERFORM 15-HUNDRED PUSH-UPS OVER THE COURSE OF TWO DAYS -- DENIED HIM FOOD -- AND ASSAULTED HIM.

THE TEEN DISAPPEARED LAST THURSDAY FROM HIS HOUSE - LEADING TO AN EXTENSIVE 5 DAY SEARCH.

A MAN HELPING IN THE SEARCH FOUND THE BOY IN A SHELTER IN THE WOODS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABUSE ARREST-SOTVO


S/ Jesse Williams/found boy:18

"The boy is very knowledgeable of survival, he knows, he knew what he was doing and he knew, they never would have found him here without dogs and of he hadn't have raised up in that hole I wouldN't have seen him."

ACCORDING TO WELFARE WORKERS THERE HADN'T BEEN ANY COMPLAINTS OR INCIDENTS REPORTED AT THE FAMILY'S HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


LANZA HOUSE-VO


SOME RESIDENTS IN NEWTOWN CONNECTICUT WANT THE HOUSE OF THE SANDYHOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOER TORN DOWN AND TURNED INTO A PARK.

A PRIVATE FOUNDATION IS DECIDING HOW TO DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN 11-MILLION DOLLARS IN DONATIONS THAT POURED IN AFTER THE DECEMBER 20-12 SHOOTING.

SOME SAY THE MONEY SHOULD BE FOR VICTIM'S FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


STUDENT PUSHED-VO IN TCMON


IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A-B-C'S CECILIA VEGA -- A UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA STUDENT IS TELLING HER SIDE OF THE STORY.

SHE WAS ATTACKED BY A COP AND IT'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

IT HAPPENED DURING A RIOT IN TUSCON AFTER THE BASKETBALL TEAM LOST IN THE N-C-A-A TOURNAMENT.

THE VIDEO IS VIRAL AND TONIGHT THE OFFICER IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AND GETTING PROTECTION. Return to index of stories...


STUDENT PUSHED-PKG


SCRIPT:

IT IS THE DISTURBING MARCH MADNESS VIDEO GONE VIRAL

A TUCSON POLICE OFFICER RAMMING AN UNSUSPECTING STUDENT. KNOCKING HER DOWN

DURING LAST WEEKEND'S RIOT

POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO QUELL AFTER THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA'S DEFEAT.

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WATCH AGAIN THE OFFICER SLAMS THE YOUNG WOMAN, SENDING HER FLYING OVER A

BENCH

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IN AN ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE- CHRISTINA GARDILCIC IS SPEAKING OUT

FOR THE FIRST TIME - AND SHOWING OFF THE INJURY

SHE SAYS SHE GOT WHEN THAT OFFICER PUMELED HER FOR WHAT SHE SAYS WAS NO

APPARENT REASON

Christina Gardilcic He hit me with kind of his whole body but he had a baton so he kind of used that as his force.I was blindsided

GARDILCIC SAYS SHE WAS WITH FRIENDS, WALKING ON A SIDEWALK BACK TO THEIR CAR

AFTER SATURDAY'S GAMESHE SAYS SHE DID NOT CROSS POLICE LINES AND WAS NEVER

TOLD SHE COULD NOT BE IN THE AREA.

Christina Gardilcic next thing I know I was on a bench. My feet were up in

the air. I didn't know exactly what happened.

GARDILCIC WAS NOT ARRESTED. TUCSON POLICE SAY THE OFFICER 18 YEAR VETERAN

SERGEANT JOEL MANN. HAS RECEIVED SO MANY THREATS, THE DEPARTMENT HAS SINCE

CHANGED HIS ASSIGNMENT FOR HIS SAFETY.

GRFX

POLICE TELLING ABC NEWS, INTERNAL AFFAIRS IS NOW INVESTIGATING THE VIDEO

ALONG WITH MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF FOOTAGE CAPTURED BY POLICE THEMSELVES AND

THAT

"the Department will thoroughly investigate this incident to determine the

facts and circumstances surrounding the Department's response to the entire

incident"

WHILE AUTHORITIES SAY THEY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH GARDILCIC, SHE SAYS SHE

HASN'T HEARD A WORD FROM POLICE.

Christina Gardilcic What happened to me I consider is excessive force.

THE ONE THING GARDILCIC SAYS SHE WANTS NOW-AN APOLOGY.

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ROB FORD NO VOTE-SOTVO


ANOTHER BIZARRE MOVE BY TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD.

"The item carries 40 to one." "Wow. Wow."

HE WAS THE ONLY LAWMAKER TO VOTE AGAINST PLANS TO NAME A STREET AFTER THE LATE SOUTH AFRICAN ICON NELSON MANDELA.

TEN MINUTES LATER -- HE VOTED AGAINST CONGRATULATING CANADA'S OLYMPIANS.

FORD LATER ASKED COUNCIL TO CHANGE HIS VOTES.

THAT WAS DENIED. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


nats - they're greeeat!

nats - they're after me lucky charms!

DO YOU FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY'S WATCHING YOU IN THE CEREAL AISLE--

TONIGHT HOW THE CHARACTERS ARE TARGETING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN --

IN PLAIN SIGHT.

AND PROBABLY THE MOST BIZARRE STORY OF DAY--

THE 9-MONTH-OLD WHO GOT ARRESTED--

BOOKED INTO JAIL--

AND CHARGED IN AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT.

SEE HOW THIS ONE UNFOLDS NEXT.

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


TZ4 A CEREALS LOOKING AT KIDS-NATSVO


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TZ4 B 9 MONTH OLD CHARGED-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


Strong high pressure off of the Southeast US Seaboard will dominate our

local weather patterns through the coming weekend. A dry and mostly sunny

pattern will result through Sunday with daytime highs in the middle 80s and

morning lows in the 60s. A persistent Southeast and Southerly breeze will

cause the humidity to slowly increase, buit it won't get high enough to make

the pattern too uncomfortable.

A cold front will approach early next week with an increase in cloudiness on

Monday. Our next chance for rain comes as the front arrives on Tuesday,

when some showers and perhaps gusty thunderstorms sweep in from the

Gulf. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

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


FORECAST-WXWALL


Strong high pressure off of the Southeast US Seaboard will dominate our

local weather patterns through the coming weekend. A dry and mostly sunny

pattern will result through Sunday with daytime highs in the middle 80s and

morning lows in the 60s. A persistent Southeast and Southerly breeze will

cause the humidity to slowly increase, buit it won't get high enough to make

the pattern too uncomfortable.

A cold front will approach early next week with an increase in cloudiness on

Monday. Our next chance for rain comes as the front arrives on Tuesday,

when some showers and perhaps gusty thunderstorms sweep in from the

Gulf. Return to index of stories...


CEREALS LOOKING AT KIDS-BNC


EVER TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT KIDS' CEREAL BOXES?

NOTICE WHAT THE CARTOON CHARACTERS ARE LOOKING AT?

A-B-C 'S MARA SHIAVOCAMPO EXPLAINS THAT THOSE LOOKS -- THOSE EYES -- PLAY A BIG ROLE IN THE BREAKFAST CHOICES YOUR KIDS MAKE. Return to index of stories...


CEREALS LOOKING AT KIDS-PKG


HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KIDS

THAT'S THE FINDING FROM A NEW CORNELL UNIVERSITY STUDY REVEALING A POSSIBLE

SECRET WEAPON IN MARKETING CHILDREN'S CEREAL. THE CHARACTERS ON THE BOX MAY

BE USING THEIR *EYES* TO BECKON YOUR KIDS AT THE GROCERY STORE!

RESEARCHERS SAY THEY FOUND THAT FAR BEYOND THE REACH OF THEIR SATURDAY-

MORNING T-V HOME TURF, TONY THE TIGER.

NATS - THEY'RE GREEEAT!

.LUCKY THE LEPRECHAUN.

NATS - THEY'RE AFTER ME LUCKY CHARMS!

AND THEIR COLORFUL FRIENDS MAY BE USING *EYE CONTACT* TO ENTICE KIDS IN THE

AISLE

SOT - BRIAN WANSINK/ Director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab

Simply seeing eyes, having somebody look at you, even if it's a cartoon

character, draws a lot more attention

FOOD MARKETING RESEARCHER BRIAN WANSINK AND HIS TEAM LOOKED AT FIFTY

SEVEN DIFFERENT BOXES OF KIDS' CEREAL, AND WHEN THEY FOLLOWED THE *EYES* OF

TOUCAN SAM AND HIS BUDDIES. FIFTY ONE OF THE CHEERY CHARACTERS HAD EYES

ANGLED DOWNWARD. AIMED SQUARELY KID-HIGH. 48" AND UNDER.

SOT - BRIAN WANSINK/ Director, Cornell Food and Brand Lab

the trust level goes up about 18 percent if you make eye contact with

anything. This is even simply a picture on a boxbut also increases your

likelihood to want to purchase the cereal.

NEEDS RETRACK 16 SECONDS

AS PART OF THE SAME STUDY, SCIENTISTS HANDED OUT TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF

THE BOXES CONTAINING THIS ICONIC BREAKFAST TREAT TO COLLEGE STUDENTS AND

FOUND THAT THE STUDENTS REPORTED FEELING 28% MORE CONNECTED TO THIS

VERSION OF THE BOX'S RABBIT. THAN THIS ONE WITH HIS EYES AVERTED

WANSINK SAYS WHILE THE MASCOTS' LINGERING GAZES MAY BE A COINCIDENCE-- MOST

ARE DEPICTED STARING EXCITEDLY AT THEIR BOWL OF CEREAL-- THE EFFECT IS STILL

CAPABLE OF CREATING POWERFUL URGES.

NATS - CUCKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS

MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING-NATSVO


TODAY THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LAUNCHED A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO CRACK DOWN ON DISTRACTED DRIVING.

nats of crash & car rolling

THIS NEW CAMPAIGN SHOWS THE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES AND THE PENALTIES OF TEXTING AND DRIVING.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION ESTIMATES MORE THAN 33-HUNDRED PEOPLE DIED AND ROUGHLY 421-THOUSAND INJURED IN 2012 IN CRASHES LINKED TO DISTRACTED DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


9 MONTH OLD CHARGED-VO


A BIZARRE ARREST TO TELL YOU ABOUT TONIGHT IN PAKISTAN.

A 9-MONTH-OLD BOY -- YES, A 9-MONTH-OLD BOY --

WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

AUTHORITIES THERE SAY HE WAS BOOKED FOR HIS "INVOLVEMENT" -- IN AN ALLEGED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON POLICE.

OFFICERS ACCUSE HIM OF THROWING STONES AT SOME POLICE.

HE APPEARED IN COURT TODAY WHERE A JUDGE ISSUED BAIL AND HE WAS RELEASED.

THE ARRESTING OFFICER WAS SUSPENDED FOR HIS ACTIONS AND THE CASE WILL LIKELY BE DROPPED. Return to index of stories...


KICKED OUT TEEN PICKS COLLEGE-VO


THE NEW JERSEY TEEN -- WHO SUED HER PARENTS JUST PICKED A COLLEGE FOR FALL.

THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PLANS TO ATTEND WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY.

THE SCHOOL ACCEPTED HER AS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR AND GAVE HER A 56-THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP.

IN FEBRUARY -- SHE SUED HER PARENTS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AFTER SHE SAYS THEY KICKED HER OUT OF THE HOUSE.

A JUDGE DENIED HER CLAIM AND THE TEEN MOVED BACK IN WITH HER PARENTS AND DROPPED THE SUIT. Return to index of stories...


YAHOO SECURITY-VO


YAHOO SAYS THEY'VE BOLSTERED SECURITY.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT IMPROVED ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGY FOR ITS EMAIL AND HOMEPAGE.

ALSO -- ALL TRAFFIC MOVING BETWEEN YAHOO'S DATA CENTERS IS NOW FULLY ENCRYPTED. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


FROZEN ALIVE IN A HOSPITAL!

HOW A WOMAN ENDED UP IN A BODY BAG ONLY TO DIE IN THE MORGUE.

HEAR FROM HER FAMILY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A GRANDMOTHER FROZEN ALIVE-VO


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GRANDMOTHER FROZEN ALIVE-TCMON


NEW TONIGHT - A FAMILY CLAIMS DOCTORS PREMATURELY DECLARED A WOMAN DEAD.

SHE WOKE UP IN THE FREEZER INSIDE A BODY BAG AND DIED.

STACEY BUTLER EXPLAINS THE TERRIFYING STORY. Return to index of stories...


GRANDMOTHER FROZEN ALIVE-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

OC: will rule on it. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


A SEXUAL ASSAULT SCANDAL ROCKS THE NORTH PORT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

NEW AT SIX.

HEAR HOW ONE ACCUSED OFFICER IS BRUSHING OFF THE SERIOUS CHARGES.

PLUS. MANNEQUIN MISTAKE!

WHAT LOOKED LIKE A FAKE.

WAS ACTUALLY A WOMAN.

THE DEAD BODY THAT HAD EVERYONE FOOLED --

AND WHAT THEY DID WITH HER!

AND A FEW CYCLES ON FERTILITY DRUGS. COULD HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

BUT WE HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN TONIGHT.

THAT'S AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT SIX.

JUST TWO MINUTES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT


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TZ 6 2) BODY MISTAKEN FOR MANNEQUIN


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TZ 6 3) FERTILITY DRUGS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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FORT HOOD LATEST-VOTOPS TCMON


FOUR PEOPLE DEAD - 16 INJURED AFTER A DEADLY ATTACK ON FORT HOOD IN TEXAS.

TONIGHT AT SIX - WE'RE LEARNING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOOTING AS INVESTIGATORS WORK TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AND I'M JEFF BUTERA.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7 NEWS AT 6.

34-YEAR-OLD ARMY SPECIALIST IVAN LOPEZ - AN IRAQ WAR VETERAN -- WENT ON A RAMPAGE YESTERDAY IN FORT HOOD -- ENDING IT BY KILLING HIMSELF.

A-B-C'S MARY BRUCE JOINS US LIVE FROM FORT HOOD RIGHT NOW WITH THE LATEST ON THIS TRAGEDY. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD LATEST-SAT LIVE


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FORT HOOD LATEST-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.

@16:21:15 Milley Newser

trying to figure out what the trigger even was / there may have been a

verbal altercation with another soldier or soldiers and there is a

strong possibility that in fact immediately preceded the shooting

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.

JOHN MCHUGH

U.S. ARMY SECRETARY

DR MATT DAVIS

Medical Director, Trauma Service

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FORT HOOD LATEST-SAT LIVE


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...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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LOPEZ MUSIC TEACHER TALKS-SS-SOT-SS


ABC 7'S TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES TONIGHT AT SIX WITH MORE ON THE SHOOTER.

OUR ALEX DE ARMAS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH A MAN WHO SAYS THE GUNMAN WAS LIKE FAMILY.

LOPEZ IS FROM IN GUAYANILLA PUERTO RICO--

HIS FORMER TEACHER AND THE MAYOR OF HIS HOMETOWN KNEW HIM FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.

HE GAVE US THESE NEW PICTURES OF LOPEZ AND TELLS ABC7 THE SOLDIER CAME FROM A RESPECTED FAMILY.

3:36-3:50 He must have been suffering a lot before the incident because to get to the point he did, he must have really been suffering. I'm going to investigate that."

HE TOLD US HE LAST SAW LOPEZ AT HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL IN NOVEMBER.

HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO REACH LOPEZ'S FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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PALIN BBQ-VO-WIPE


ALL NEW AT SIX --

SOME TEA PARTY SUPPORTERS IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT SARAH PALIN'S VISIT TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

SHE'S BACKING STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO IN HER QUEST TO REPLACE FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

THE TWO ARE HOSTING A BARBECUE RIGHT NOW IN NAPLES.

PALIN ATTACKED REPUBLICAN OPPONENT CURT CLAWSON --

QUESTIONING HIS CONSERVATIVE VALUES.

SOME ARE AFRAID IT'S GETTING HARDER FOR VOTERS TO SORT THROUGH THE BACK AND FORTH. Return to index of stories...


PALIN BBQ-SOTVO


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."

CURT CLAWSON FIRED BACK TODAY - CALLING THE MOVE A "CHARADE."

THERE ARE TWO OTHER REPUBLICANS RUNNING IN DISTRICT 19

DOCTOR PAIGE KREEGEL AND PINE ISLAND BUSINESS MAN MICHAEL DREIKORN. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT-VO


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT IN AN ONGOING SEX SCANDAL INVOLVING THE NORTH PORT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

TWO OFFICERS ARE CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.

THOSE OFFICERS ARE RICK URBINA AND MELANIE TURNER.

URBINA TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS THE TWO HANDCUFFED A WOMAN AT A PARTY AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER.

MELANIE TURNER TELLS ABC7 EVERYTHING HAS BEEN EXAGERATED.

ACCORDING TO SOURCES MORE OFFICERS WERE PLACED ON LEAVE AFTER THE ATTACK.

THE NORTH PORT CHIEF OF POLICE WILL NOT CONFIRM THAT. Return to index of stories...


GROW HOUSE BUST-SS VO SS


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS NOW TIED TO TWO MASSIVE GROW HOUSE BUSTS IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ALEXEY RIVERO PEREZ.

IN MAY THEY FOUND A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION AT PEREZ'S HOUSE ON 6TH AVENUE NORTHEAST.

HE WAS NOT IN THE HOUSE AT THE TIME.

DETECTIVES SAY THEY FOUND A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WITH VIDEO SHOWING PEREZ AND HIS BROTHER ARAMIS RIVERO PEREZ AT THE HOUSE.

SIX DAYS AFTER THAT GROW HOUSE TAKEDOWN -- DEPUTIES CAUGHT THE TWO BROTHERS IN ANOTHER GROW OPERATION ON 22ND AVENUE NORTHEAST.

BOTH MEN ARE OUT ON BOND TONIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY MORE ARRESTS COULD FOLLOW. Return to index of stories...


BODY MISTAKEN FOR MANNEQUIN-VO-WIPE


ONE FLORIDA MAN THOUGHT THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOL'S DAY PRANK.

IT WASN'T.

A 96-YEAR-OLD WOMAN JUMPED TO HER DEATH FROM A 16TH FLOOR WINDOW IN SAINT PETERSBURG.

IT HAPPENED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SO NO ONE SAW WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT THEN THE DESK CLERK WENT OUTSIDE FOR A SMOKE BREAK.

HE SAW THE BODY -- THOUGHT IT WAS A MANNEQUIN AND THAT SOMEONE WAS PLAYING A JOKE.

SO HE LEFT THE BODY THERE -- AND OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS FOUR PEOPLE SAW THE BODY -- INCLUDING TWO NEWSPAPER DELIVERY PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


BODY MISTAKEN FOR MANNEQUIN-SOTVO


"He flags them down and actually asks for their assistance in helping move the mannequin to the Dumpster."

IT WASN'T UNTIL NEARLY 4 HOURS LATER -- WHEN A MAINTENANCE MAN SAW BLOOD IN THE PARKING LOT THAT PEOPLE REALIZED WHAT WAS REALLY IN THE DUMPSTER.

NO WILL FACE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-VO-WIPE


COLLIER COUNTY IS CRACKING DOWN ON CERTAIN KINDS OF ADVERTISING.

OFFICIALS THERE ARE GOING TO START ENFORCING RULES ON SIGN HOLDERS -- EMPLOYEES WHO STAND ON SIDEWALKS AND STREETS TO DRAW IN CUSTOMERS.

IN FEBRUARY - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CALLED THEM AN EYE SORE, SAID THERE WERE TOO MANY OF THEM.

THE COUNTY TOLD SOME BUSINESSES TO REMOVE SIGN WAVERS - OR PAY A FINE.

BUT OWNERS SAY NOT ONLY DOES IT PROVIDE JOBS FOR UNEMPLOYED CITIZENS BUT IT HELPS THEIR BUSINESS SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-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?"

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


DOCK FIGHT AT SIESTA ISLES-VO-SS-WIPE


IT'S BEEN AN ONGOING BATTLE IN LEE COUNTY FOR 20-YEARS --

WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO BUILD A BOAT DOCK IN THE SIESTA ISLE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS THE AREA ON CUTLASS DRIVE.

THE HOUSE ATTACHED TO IT IS A STREET AWAY.

NEIGHBORS DON'T WANT THE DOCK.

THEY SAY IT WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS BECAUSE THE SPACE IS USED AS A TURNAROUND.

FOR 20 YEARS LEE COUNTY AGREED AND DENIED REQUESTS. Return to index of stories...


DOCK FIGHT AT SIESTA ISLES-(2)SOTVO


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."

Daniel Markle, Siesta Isles resident

Do the right thing, it's the easiest way. And in the long run county you're not going to have all the problems you'll have with future lawsuits. Simple, easy. Done deal."

IF THE DOCK ISN'T APPROVED, THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUESTING HALF A MILLION DOLLARS AS REIMBURSEMENT.

LEE COUNTY'S ATTORNEY RECOMMENDS COMMISSIONERS APPROVE THE DOCK.

THEY MEET ON THE 15TH. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-VO-WIPE


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

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

THEY SAY A LONGER DAY IS LINKED TO BETTER GRADES.

THEY ALSO CLAIM IT WILL PREPARE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR FLORIDA'S NEW SCHOOL STANDARDS. 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

TEACHERS AT THESE SCHOOLS ARE PAID BASED ON PERFORMANCE.

THAT MEANS IF STUDENTS DO BETTER WITH THE LONGER DAY - THEY'LL MAKE MORE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


FL WARNING SHOTS-VO-WIPE


FLORIDA'S SO-CALLED 'WARNING SHOT' BILL IS NOW HEADED TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S DESK.

THE STATE SENATE JUST PASSED THE BILL.

IT WOULD ADD IMMUNITY FOR THREATS TO USE FORCE IN SELF DEFENSE TO FLORIDA'S "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW.

THE BILL WAS INSPIRED BY THE CASE OF MARISSA ALEXANDER - WHO WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR FIRING A WARNING SHOT DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. Return to index of stories...


FL PARASAILING REGULATIONS-VOTOPS


AND A BILL TO REQUIRE MORE REGULATION OF PARASAILING IN FLORIDA UNANIMOUSLY PASSED THE STATE SENATE TODAY AS WELL.

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

SINCE 2001 -- THERE HAVE BEEN 23 INJURIES AND SIX DEATHS CAUSED BY PARASAILING ACCIDENTS.

TWO GIRLS GOT HURT LAST YEAR IN PANAMA CITY PARAASAILING.

THE HOUSE VERSION OF THE BILL HAS ONE MORE COMMITTEE STOP BEFORE THE WHOLE CHAMBER HEARS IT. Return to index of stories...


MAN GETS SERVICE DOG BACK-VO-WIPE


AN UPDATE AT SIX ON A STORY ABC7 BROUGHT YOU LAST NIGHT.

TONIGHT A SERVICE DOG IS BACK WITH AN ARMY VETERAN.

RYAN GROSE SAYS HIS DOG EBBY WENT MISSING YESTERDAY.

HE WENT TO THE STORE AND CAME BACK TO FIND THE DOORS TO HIS HOUSE OPEN AND THE DOG GONE.

TODAY -- A MAN FOUND EBBY NEAR DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

GROSE AND EBBY ARE BACK TOGETHER.

GROSE HAS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS AND NEEDS THE DOG. Return to index of stories...


MAN GETS SERVICE DOG BACK-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

ANIMAL SERVICE WORKERS EXAMINED EBBY.

HE'S OKAY AFTER SPENDING HALF A DAY ON ITS OWN. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT SIX-CLIP


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


TEASE ONE


"Vegetables picked at their peak time of ripeness retain more of their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants."

GETTING THE BEST PRODUCE IS GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTH --

BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO GET THE FRESHEST PRODUCE.

STRANGE BUT TRUE.

WE'LL EXPLAIN.

THE RESULTS OF A 30-YEAR STUDY ON FERTILITY DRUGS ARE OUT -- AND THERE'S SOME GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN.

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


TZ1 A FRZOEN, FRESH, CANNED-SOTVO WIPE


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TZ1 B FERTILITY DRUGS-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


Strong high pressure off of the Southeast US Seaboard will dominate our

local weather patterns through the coming weekend. A dry and mostly sunny

pattern will result through Sunday with daytime highs in the middle 80s and

morning lows in the 60s. A persistent Southeast and Southerly breeze will

cause the humidity to slowly increase, buit it won't get high enough to make

the pattern too uncomfortable.

A cold front will approach early next week with an increase in cloudiness on

Monday. Our next chance for rain comes as the front arrives on Tuesday,

when some showers and perhaps gusty thunderstorms sweep in from the

Gulf. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Strong high pressure off of the Southeast US Seaboard will dominate our

local weather patterns through the coming weekend. A dry and mostly sunny

pattern will result through Sunday with daytime highs in the middle 80s and

morning lows in the 60s. A persistent Southeast and Southerly breeze will

cause the humidity to slowly increase, buit it won't get high enough to make

the pattern too uncomfortable.

A cold front will approach early next week with an increase in cloudiness on

Monday. Our next chance for rain comes as the front arrives on Tuesday,

when some showers and perhaps gusty thunderstorms sweep in from the

Gulf. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-TCMON


WHICH IS BEST - FRESH, CANNED OR FROZEN?

FARMERS MARKETS ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN FRESH PRODUCE.

TONIGHT - ABC7 FINDS OUT WHY HEALTHY VEGGIES CAN BE IN YOUR FREEZER OR PANTRY YEAR ROUND. Return to index of stories...


FROZEN, FRESH, OR CANNED?-PKG


JUST LOOK AT THESE VEGGIES AND FRUITS. PICKED AT THEIR PEAK OF FRESHNESS AND FLAVOR, ITS A GREAT WAY TO ENJOY YOUR PRODUCE. OVERALL, VEGETABLES FRESH FROM THE FARM AND JUST PICKED ARE HEALTHIEST. BUT SOMETIMES THEY SIT ON GROCER'S SHELVES. DIETITIANS SAY, IF YOU CAN'T GET TO A FARMER'S MARKET YOU MAY WANT TO LOOK AT YOUR FROZEN FOOD OR CANNED SECTION.

"Research shows that fresh, frozen and canned vegetables are nutritionally equivalent because of their time of harvest and processing."

THAT'S RIGHT, FROZEN AND CANNED VEGETABLES ARE GOOD FOR YOU, TOO, BECAUSE MOST ARE PACKED RIGHT AFTER PICKING, WHICH MEANS THEY ARE FULL OF NUTRIENTS.

"Vegetables picked at their peak time of ripeness retain more of their vitamins, minerals and antioxidants."

BUT BEWARE OF THE SALT, ESPECIALLY IN CANNED VEGGIES. TRY TO BUY THOSE WITHOUT SALT. AND KNOW THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE VEGETABLES. DON'T OVER BOIL THEM, NO MATTER WHAT FORM THEY ARE IN. INSTEAD.

"You want to cook vegetables in as little water as possible, so microwaving, steaming and stir frying are some of your best cooking methods." Return to index of stories...


FERTILITY DRUGS-OTS VO


RESULTS OF A 30-YEAR STUDY ON FERTILITY DRUGS IS OUT TONIGHT -- AND IT SHOWS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN.

THE RESEARCH FOUND WOMEN TREATED WITH ONLY A FEW CYCLES OF CLOMID OR OTHER DRUGS THAT STIMULATE OVULATION - DON'T INCREASE THEIR RISK OF BREAST CANCER.

RESEARCHERS SAY MORE DATA IS NEEDED TO ASSESS THE LONG-TERM RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER FERTILITY DRUGS - LIKE THOSE USED WITH IN VITRO FERTILIZATION. Return to index of stories...


ENOUGH DIET SODA-OTS VO


FOR MANY PEOPLE -- DIET SODA IS THE PERFECT PICK-ME-UP -- BUT OLDER WOMEN NEED TO BEWARE.

A NEW STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY SUGGESTS DRINKING DIET SODA REGULARLY MAY LEAD TO HEART DISEASE

RESEARCHERS FOUND WOMEN WHO REGULARLY DRINK DIET SODA WERE 30 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER HEART PROBLEMS--

AND 50 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM HEART-RELATED DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE BACK IN THE FINAL FOUR--- A PLACE THEY'VE THRIVED OVER THE YEARS-- HEAR FROM THE GATORS

PLUS--- FUTURE PGA STARS-- ON DISPLAY IN NAPLES THIS WEEKEND -- WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT NEXT IN SPORTS Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ 7 1) MIAMI BOTCHED POLICE STING-VOTOPS-WIPE


NEW VIDEO AT SEVEN OF A BOTCHED POLICE STING--

THE INFORMANT ENDED UP GETTING SHOT TO DEATH--

NEW AT SEVEN--

WHAT WENT WRONG. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) SARAH PALIN ARRIVES-VOTOPS


SARAH PALIN HAS ARRIVED--

ABC CREWS ARE ON SCENE--

NEW AT 7--

THE UPROAR HER BACKING OF BENAQUISTO IS CAUSING.

THAT'S IN 30-MINUTES AFTER WORLD NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON


IF YOU HAD THE UCONN HUSKIES GOING TO THE FINAL FOUR. YOU'RE EITHER REALLY SMART, YOU'RE LYING. OR YOUR NAME IS KEVIN OLIE. BUT I'M NOT EVEN SURE THE UCONN HEAD COACH HAD HIS GUYS MAKING THIS FAR. BUT THEY ARE IN. THEY ARE HOT--- AND THEY ARE THE LAST TEAM TO BEAT THE FLORIDA GATORS--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


LET'S FLASH BACK---

THIS IS THE SHOT--- THAT TOOK DOWN THE GATORS-- BACK ON DECEMBER 2ND--- SHABAZZ NAPIER AT THE BUZZER

SINCE THEN IT'S BEEN SMOOTH SAILING FOR THE GATORS--- 30 STRAIGHT WINS---

THE GATORS ARE 5 AND 1 IN FINAL FOUR GAMES SINCE 2000--- AND ARE 6 1/2 POINT FAVORITES TO BEAT THE HUSKIES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT--- IN THE REMATCH Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOTTOPS


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DOOLEY-VOTOPS


WE CAN OFFICIALLY PUT THE JOE DOOLEY RUMORS TO BED----

THE FGCU HEAD COACH --- WILL NOT BE GOING TO BOSTON COLLEGE---

TODAY JIM CHRISTIAN FROM OHIO UNIVERSITY--- WAS HIRED AS BC'S NEW HEAD COACH Return to index of stories...


CHASE FIELER-VOTOPS


JUST A REMINDER-- YOU CAN CATCH FGCU STAR--- CHASE FIELER IN ACTION TONIGHT IN THE SLAM DUNK CONTEST --- AS PART OF THE FINAL FOUR WEEKEND---

FIELER WILL GO UP AGAINST 7 OTHER HIGH RISERS FROM COLLEGE BASKETBALL INCLUDING--- CLEANTHONY EARLY FROM WITCHITA STATE AND ADRIAN PAYNE OF MICHIGAN STATE---

THE DUNK CONTEST WILL FOLLOW THE 3 POINT CONTEST--- WHICH BEGINS AT 9PM ON ESPN Return to index of stories...


CHASE FIELER-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


TERRA COTTA-POPMON


BACK IN 1997 MATT KUCHAR BEAT SERGIO GARCIA TO WIN THE 2ND EVER TERRA COTTA INVITATIONAL. AT THE TIME. THEY WERE JUST A COUPLE OF TEENAGER. UNKNOWN TO THE GOLF WORLD. NOW. WELL. AS THEY SAY. THE REST IS HISTORY. BOTH HAVE BECOME STARS ON THE PGA TOUR. AND. HAVE HELPED PUT THE TERRA COTTA INVITATIONAL ON THE MAP. Return to index of stories...


TERRA COTTA-VOTOPS


THE TERRA COTTA RETURNS TO NAPLES NATIONAL THIS WEEKEND--- FIRST ROUND BEGINS ON FRIDAY---

IT'S A TOURNAMENT THAT FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST AMATEURS IN THE WORLD--- MANY OF WHOM WILL GO ON TO BECOME PGA STARS---

YOU CAN CHECK THESE GUYS OUT--- ALL WEEKEND--- AND IT'S FREE TO THE PUBLIC--- Return to index of stories...


HOUSTON OPEN-VOTOP


WE JUST MENTIONED MATT KUCHAR MOMENTS AGO--- TODAY HE WAS DOING DAMAGE AT THE HOUSTON OPEN---

KUCHAR GETS THE BIRDIE TO DROP----- HE'S TIED FOR THE LEAD AT 6 UNDER PAR--

KEEGAN BRADLEY AND JB HOLMES ALSO IN AT 6 UNDER Return to index of stories...


TWINS SOX-VOTOPS


TWINS WHITE SOX--- PHIL HUGHES MAKING HIS TWINS DEBUT---

HE GOT PLENTY OF HELP FROM THIS GUY--- CHRIS ---- THE ROCKET TO RIGHT--- A 2 RUN DOUBLE----- 5-1 TWINS---

WITH 6 RBI ON THE DAY---

THE TWINS SCORE 2 IN THE 9TH---- AND THEY GET THE WIN Return to index of stories...


MARLINS ROCKIES-VOTOPS


SOMEONE BREAK UP THE MARLINS--- THEY WIN AGAIN---

GIANCARLO STANTON--- BACK UP THE MIDDLE---- THAT BREAKS A 5-5 TIE IN THE 8TH

MARLINS NOW 3 AND 1 ON THE YEAR THEY WIN 8-5 Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP--- PHOENIX--

AND YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF--- WHY THE DIAMONDBACKS NEED A BEE KEEPER--- HERE'S WHY--

SWARMS OF BEES AT THE TODAYS GAME---- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


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