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DIRECTORS PAGE COLLIER HOME INVASION-SOTVO POP
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP COLLIER HOME INVASION-PKG
DONNA BROWN HEARING-VOTOPS SS IN TCMON MOBILE HOME FIRE-VOWIPE
DONNA BROWN HEARING-LL PKG MOBILE HOME FIRE-SOTVO
LEE WHISTLEBLOWER WEBSITE-VOWIPE ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-SS VO
LEE WHISTLEBLOWER WEBSITE-SOTVO ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-SOTVO
TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
TODAY'S OTHER TOPS STORIES-CG RVL BANK ROBBERY-SS-VO
FORT HOOD LATEST-VOWIPE UEP HOMES DAMAGED-VOWIPE
FORT HOOD LATEST-SOTVO UEP HOMES DAMAGED-SOTVO
MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-VO CAREGIVER CONVICTED-VOWIPE
MIDWEST SEVER WEATHER-ANIBOX CAREGIVER CONVICTED-SOTVO
a) mo tornado cleanup-vo TAX CUT HOLIDAYS-VOWIPE
b) flood rescue-vo TAX CUT HOLIDAYS-SOTVO
ABANDONED TWINS-VO HIT AND RUN BILL-VOWIPE
ROBBERY ON TAPE-SOTVO HIT AND RUN BILL-SOTVO
ROBBERY ON TAPE-SOTVO PERSONAL INFO SECURITY-VOWIPE
DRIVER BEATEN IN DETROIT-VO PERSONAL INFO SECURITY-SOTVO
DRIVER BEATEN IN DETROIT-SOTVO LEE PASSPORT OFFICE-VOWIPE
MAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING KIDS-VO LEE PASSPORT OFFICE-SOTVO
MAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING KIDS-SOTVO CHINA JOURNALISTS-OC SOT OC TAG
HIT AND RUN SKIER-VO PORT CHARLOTTE LOTTO-VOWIPE
HIT AND RUN SKIER-SOTVO PORT CHARLOTTE LOTTO-SOTVO
NV GIRL IN COMA AFTER FIGHT-SOTVO THINGS TO DO-SS VO
NV GIRL IN COMA AFTER FIGHT-SOTVO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
MOZILLA CEO STEPS DOWN-BNC TEASE ONE
MOZILLA CEO STEPS DOWN-PKG TZ1 A SMOKING BAD FOR WAISTS-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B DEPRESSION HEART-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ WX TEASE-WXWALL
TZ4 A FACEBOOK HELP-VO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 B AMERICANS DONT TAKE VACATION-VO WEATHER-PWC
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL WEATHER-WXWALL
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP SMOKING BAD FOR WOMEN'S WAISTS-TC MON
FORECAST-PHC SMOKING BAD FOR WOMEN'S WAISTS-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL DEPRESSION HEART FAILURE-OTS VO
FACEBOOK HELP-TCMON COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
FACEBOOK HELP-PKG TEASE TWO-POP
AMERICANS DON'T TAKE VACATIONS-VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
GRAVESTONE UNDER THE FLOOR-VO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
GEORGE W. BUSH PAINTINGS-VO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
NEW MONOPOLY RULES-VO TZ 7 1) MANATEE SPEED ZONES-VOTOPS-WIPE
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 2) FORT HOOD LATEST-VOTOPS
TEASE FIVE------------ SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TZ5 A FIGHT CHURCH-SOTVO RED SOX-VOTOPS
FIGHT CHURCH-BNC FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON
FIGHT CHURCH-PKG FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA GATORS-SOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ JOE DOOLEY-VOTOPS
TZ 6 1) MOBILE HOME FIRE-SOTVO FIELER-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) UEP HOMES DAMAGED-VOTOPS FIELER-SOTOPS
TZ 6 3) DEPRESSION HEART FAILURE-VOTOPS TERRA COTTA-POPMON
CLOSE-2SHOT TERRA COTTA-VOTOPS
HEADLINES-ANIBOX TERRA COTTA-SOTTOPS
HL1) COLLIER HOME INVASION-VOTOPS HOUSTON OPEN-VOTOPS
HL2) ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-VOTOPS MIKE WILLIAMS-VOTOPS
HL3) SMOKING BAD FOR WOMEN'S WAISTS-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE-4SHOT


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DONNA BROWN HEARING-VOTOPS SS IN TCMON


OUR BIG STORY RIGHT NOW AT 5:30 --

A WOMAN PLEADED NO CONTEST TO HITTING AND KILLING A MOTORCYCLIST THEN DRAGGING HIS BODY FOR MILES DOWN U-S 41.

A-B-C 7 WAS INSIDE THE LEE COUNTY COURTROOM AS DONNA BROWN FACED A JUDGE.

TONIGHT - THE VICTIM'S DAUGHTER IS TALKING TO ABC7'S STEVE CAMPION.

STEVE - Return to index of stories...


DONNA BROWN HEARING-LL PKG


YOU COULD FEEL THE HEARTBREAK IN THE COURTROOM - AS BABETTE PHILLIPS REMEMBERED THE FATHER SHE LOST.

TONIGHT, DONNA BROWN STARTS SERVING A 8 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE.

BEFORE SHE WALKED AWAY, BROWN SPOKE OUT -

TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS WASN'T AN INTENTIONAL ACT.

BUT NEVER UTTERING THE WORDS. "I'M SORRY."

TAKE PKG

Babette Phillips, Patrick's Daughter

01:53:38 "He is gone. He is gone. He is dead. This dreadful words still linger in my mind."

TEARS FOLLOW INSIDE JUDGE MARGARET STEINBECK'S COURTROOM -

FROM A DAUGHTER HOLDING HER FATHER'S ASHES IN HANDS.

BABETTE PHILLIPS RECALLED THE MOMENT -

SHE LEARNED HER "DADDY" CARL ED PATRICK'S LIFE WAS OVER.

Phillips,

01:54:26 "The answer I received when I answered that call was sweetheart it's true. Your daddy is gone. Again, words I can't get out of my head."

F-H-P TROOPERS CLAIM 55-YEAR OOLD DONNA BROWN -

HIT PATRICK WITH HER LEXUS WHILE DRIVING DRUNK.

THEY PULLED HER OVER ON MAY 9TH, 2013 ON US 41 IN ESTERO -

AND DISCOVERED PATRICK AND HIS MOTORCYCLE UNDER BROWN'S SUV.

ATTEMPTS TO SAVE HIS LIFE - FAILED THAT EVENING.

BROWN PLEAD "NO CONTEST" TO DUI-MANSLAUGHTER AND LEAVING THE SCENE INVOLVING DEATH.

BEFORE BEING SHACKLED AND HAULED AWAY -

SHE ADDRESSED A PACKED COURT. SAYING SHE CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT THINKING ABOUT WHAT SHE DID LAST YEAR.

Donna Brown, Heading to Prison

"I feel so terribly about it. From the day that it happened, I beg and pleaded with the officers to please kill me. I never hurt anybody in my life."

TAKE LIVE

WE LEARNED TODAY -

PATRICK'S FAMILY HAD A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HIM, ON THE DAY HE WAS SUPPOSED TO MARRY HIS FIANCE.

ONCE RELEASED -

BROWN FACES 2 YEARS OF HOUSE ARREST, AND 8 MORE YEARS OF PROBATION.

SHE ALSO WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE AGAIN IN HER LIFE.

AT THE LEE COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, STEVE CAMPION, ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


LEE WHISTLEBLOWER WEBSITE-VOWIPE


DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH LEE COUNTY GOVERNMENT?

OR MAYBE A CONCERN YOU WANT LOOKED INTO?

NOW THERE'S A WAY TO TELL SOMEONE. WITHOUT IDENTIFYING YOURSELF.

THE LEE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE JUST LAUNCED A NEW "WHISTLEBLOWER" WEB SITE.

ITS PART OF THE EFFORT TO BECOME MORE PROACTIVE THAN REACTIVE WHILE

THE AUDITORS TRANSITION TO AN INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE.

THE MOVE COMES AFTER AN INTERNAL AUDIT OF THE LEE COUNTY ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE LAST SUMMER.

THE INVESTIGATION INCLUDED INTERVIEWS WITH OFFICE STAFF THAT REVEALED

FOUND GRAVE ETHICAL CONCERNS. RESULTING IN RESIGNATIONS, FIRINGS AND

NOW LAWSUITS. Return to index of stories...


LEE WHISTLEBLOWER WEBSITE-SOTVO


Linda Doggett, Clerk of Court

they came forward with some information and didnt worry about being

anonymous. i think now they're maybe reconsidering that and so this i

think would help for the future."

take sot 19:06-13

Bart Anderson, Lee County

i think if an employee could call in to an annoymous line and say

theres a problem with the organization. thats good."

SINCE THE LAUNCH ON MONDAY- NO TIPS HAVE BEEN FILED.

IF YOU WANT TO CHECK IT OUT-

WE'VE PUT ALL THE INFORMATION FOR THE HOTLINE AND TIP FORM ON OUR WEB SITE.

ABC DASH 7 DOT COM -- CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


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TODAY'S OTHER TOPS STORIES-CG RVL


LET'S RUN DOWN OTHER STORIES MAKING HEADLINES AT 5:30.

A WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN ARE HOMELESS TONIGHT AFTER A GREASE FIRE DESTROYED THEIR MOBILE HOME IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THE FIRE KILLED FOUR DOGS.

NONE OF THE PEOPLE INSIDE WAS HURT.

NOW TO CAPE CORAL WHERE A MAN FACES CHARGES FOR TRYING TO LURE A YOUNG GIRL INTO HIS CAR YESTERDAY.

MARK WISEMAN -- A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER.

THE GIRL RAN.

OFFICERS SAY HE TOLD THEM HE WANTS TO LIVE IN A PLACE WHERE HE CAN LEGALLY HAVE SEX WITH A CHILD.

AND A COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY WAS TIED UP BY GUNMEN IN THEIR OWN HOUSE.

DEPUTIES SAY THIS CRIME MATCHES FOUR OTHER HOME INVASIONS.

THE ROBBERS STOLE CASH AND JEWELRY.

DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THEM TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD LATEST-VOWIPE


TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY IS IN FORT HOOD TONIGHT -- MEETING WITH THE SOLDIERS WOUNDED IN WEDNESDAY'S DEADLY SHOOTING.

THIS - AS INVESTIGATORS DIG INTO THE BACKGROUND OF THE SHOOTER - ARMY SPECIALIST IVAN LOPEZ.

THEY SAY ONE OF THE POSSIBLE MOTIVES BEHIND THE SHOOTING IS THAT LOPEZ WAS REPORTEDLY UPSET ABOUT NOT GETTING MORE TIME TO ATTEND HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL.

BUT INVESTIGATORS ARE FOCUSING ON ANOHTER POSSIBLE MOTIVE --THAT LOPEZ HAD AN ARGIMENT WITH ANOTHER SOLDIER SHORTLY BEFORE THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD LATEST-SOTVO


S/ Lt. General Mark Milley / Commander, Fort Hood

"there's a strong possibility that in fact preceded the shooting. but we do not have that fact definitively at this point. but we do have strong indications of that."

4 PEOPLE - INLCUDING LOPEZ -- WERE KILLED IN THE SHOOTING.

SIXTEEN OTHERS WERE INJURED.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE TO HONOR THE FALLEN AND THE WOUNDED IS PLANNED FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA MISSING PLANE-VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME - BLACK BOX DETECTORS ARE BEING USED IN THE SEARCH FOR MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT M-H-370.

AUSTRALIAN AND BRITISH SHIPS HAVE STARTED THE UNDERSEA SEARCH FOR THE BLACK-BOXES.

THE SPECIAL DETECTORS ARE DESIGNED TO HEAR ANY FAINT PINGS FROM THE PLANE'S FLIGHT RECORDERS.

SO FAR THEY HAVEN'T PICKED UP ANYTHING.

AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT - THE LOCATOR BEACON ON A BLACK BOX IS MEANT TO HAVE ENOUGH POWER FOR 30 DAYS - THE AIRLINER WENT MISSING 28 DAYS AGO.

CREWS ARE ALSO GETTING AN UNMANNED SUBMARINE READY TO SCAN THE OCEAN FLOOR. Return to index of stories...


MIDWEST SEVER WEATHER-ANIBOX


SEVERE WEATHER IS SWEEPING MISSOURI.

THE STORMS DOWNED TREES, DAMAGED HOUSES AND KNOCKED OUT POWER.

AT LEAST ONE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN YESTERDAY MORNING.

THERE ARE NO REPORTED INJURIES.

ALSO IN MISSOURI -- FLOODING IS CAUSING PROBLEMS.

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED A MAN FROM A TRUCK -- AFTER HE GOT CAUGHT IN A FLASH FLOOD.

THE CREEK OVERFLOWED - AND TRAPPED THE DRIVER IN HIGH WATERS.

YOU CAN SEE HIM SITTING ON THE WINDOW.

CREWS USED A LARGER TRUCK TO RESCUE HIM.

MISSOURI'S GOVERNOR DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY. Return to index of stories...


a) mo tornado cleanup-vo


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b) flood rescue-vo


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ABANDONED TWINS-VO


A NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN IS FACING CHARGES, AFTER HER 3-YEAR-OLD TWINS WERE FOUND ALONE -- COVERED IN FECES AND URINE, INSIDE AN APARTMENT.

OFFICERS FOUND THEM WHEN THEY RESPONDED TO SHOTS FIRED IN THE COMPLEX.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE CHILDREN WERE ALONE IN THAT ROOM FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

THEIR MOTHER FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES, TONIGHT.

THE CHILDREN ARE WITH RELATIVES. Return to index of stories...


ROBBERY ON TAPE-SOTVO


NEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TONIGHT -- SHOWING FIVE PEOPLE ROBBING A HOUSTON GROCERY STORE.

"They're all wearing masks and hoodies they storm into the grocery store

and scatter."

YOU CAN SEE THE MEN PULLING OFF WHAT APPEARS TO BE A WELL-THOUGHT-OUT PLAN.

THEY FORCED CUSTOMERS TO THE GROUND, AND THREATENED THEM WITH GUNS.

MOVING IN A OUT -- QUICKLY.

THEY GOT AWAY WITH THOUSANDS IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


ROBBERY ON TAPE-SOTVO


"I watch out for that but not during the daytime."

--BUTT SOT--

"They're dangerous next time they do this they could easily kill somebody."

INVESTIGATORS SAY, ALL FIVE HAD GUNS AND PULLED THEM WITHIN INCHES OF VICTIMS' HEADS.

POLICE IN HOUSTON ARE HOPING SURVEILLANCE PICTURES HELP TRACK DOWN THE SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


DRIVER BEATEN IN DETROIT-VO


A DETROIT MAN IS RECOVERING TONIGHT, AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A MOB.

THE BEATDOWN HAPPENED AFTER THE MAN ACCIDENTALLY HIT AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH HIS PICK-UP TRUCK.

RIGHT NOW -- THAT MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

WHEN THE MAN GOT OUT OF HIS VEHICLE TO CHECK ON THE BOY, HE WAS ATTACKED.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE BOY, MOMENTS BEFORE BEING HIT.

YOU CAN SEE A GROUP OF MEN RUNNING TOWARD THE SCENE.

THE GROUP QUICKLY GREW TO NEARLY 30-PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


DRIVER BEATEN IN DETROIT-SOTVO


"He obviously felt enough remorse and was kind enough to stop the vehicle and we all know we have covered enough incidents in the city, that that doesn't happen too often. Hit and runs are a very common epidemic in this city."

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER WAS NOT AT FAULT IN THE ACCIDENT.

THE BOY WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT IN THE INCIDENT.

TONIGHT -- POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. Return to index of stories...


MAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING KIDS-VO


A DETROIT MOTHER IS OUTRAGED.

SHE SAYS HER CHILDREN WERE LEFT ALONE IN A HOTEL NEARLY 300 MILES FROM HER HOSUE.

THE MOTHER SAYS SHE LEFT THEM IN THE CAR OF A MAN WHO SAID HE WANTED TO TEACH THEM BUSINESS SKILLS.

HE NEVER TOLD HER HE WAS TAKING THEM TO PITTSBURGH. Return to index of stories...


MAN ARRESTED FOR LEAVING KIDS-SOTVO


PHONER

<"He said they were part of some kind of youth organization and they go out

and sell the candies state to state and they help raise money for the

organization." /"I said why not it could be a good experience for them but

it turned out to be a worse experience.">

ACCORDING TO OFFICERS WHEN THE MAN CAME BACK TO THE HOTEL HE SMELLED LIKE ALCOHOL. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN SKIER-VO


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

A COLORADO BOY BROKE HIS LEG AFTER A HIT AND RUN ON THE SKI SLOPES.

TONIGHT -- HE WANTS AN APOLOGY.

THE BOY'S MOTHER WAS RECORDING HER SON SKIING, WHEN WATCH -- A MAN CUTS HIM OFF AND RUNS INTO HIM.

THE BOY SAYS HE FELT LIKE HE GOT HIT BY STRONG WINDS. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN SKIER-SOTVO


"I thought someone Just like got a pole and then just scraped my ski and

then I just falled all the sudden."

--BUTT SOT--

"He just disappeared and left my son laying there until we both came out."

THE BOY'S PARENTS ARE UPSET ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE ON THE VIDEO.

THE SKIIER NEVER STOPPED TO CHECK ON THEIR SON.

HE'S RECOVERING TONIGHT AND WILL HAVE TO GET SURGERY ON HIS BROKEN LEG. Return to index of stories...


NV GIRL IN COMA AFTER FIGHT-SOTVO


A MIDDLE SCHOOL FIGHT IN LAS VEGAS -- ENDS WITH A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN A COMA.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY -- SHE WAS BULLIED.

BUT WITNESSES SAY -- *SHE WAS THE BULLY.

"They were arguing and earlier in the lunch line they were pushing. She kept on pushing people."

STUDENTS SAY -- THE COMA VICTIM DIDN'T LET UP ON THE OTHER GIRL.

THAT'S WHEN THE OTHER GIRL STARTED TO FIGHT BACK.

WITNESSES SAY, BOTH GIRLS HAD A RUN IN, JUST BEFORE THE FIGHT BROKE OUT. Return to index of stories...


NV GIRL IN COMA AFTER FIGHT-SOTVO


"If a girl is defending herself and actually over-injured somebody is she at fault? If she tried to walk away and could not walk away and stuck up for herself."

POLICE SAY, THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THE FIGHT, ALONG WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

NO WORD YET ON WHETHER THE GIRLS WILL FACE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MOZILLA CEO STEPS DOWN-BNC


LESS THAN TWO WEEKS INTO HIS JOB AS C-E-O OF ONE OF THE LARGEST SOFTWARE COMPANIES -- THE MAN IN CHARGE OF MOZILLA IS OUT.

IT COMES AFTER HIS STANCE ON GAY MARRIAGE.

A-B-C'S LINZIE JANIS SHOWS US THE ONLINE DATING SITE THAT SPARKED HIS QUICK EXIT. Return to index of stories...


MOZILLA CEO STEPS DOWN-PKG


SCRIPT:

WITHIN 24 HOURS OF BRENDAN EICH'S PROMOTION TO CEO OF MOZILLA LAST week OPEN

REBELLION.

EMPLOYEES PUBLICALLY CRITICIZING A 2008 DONATION HE MADE TO PASS PROP 8 -

CALIFORNIA'S ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE bill THAT WAS LATER OVERTURNED BY THE U.S.

SUPREME COURT.

ONE OF THEM TWEETING: Have waited too long to say this. I'm an employee of @

mozilla and I'm asking @brendaneich to step down as CEO.

At first-- EICH -PROTESTED RIGHT BACK TELLING TECH NEWS SERVICE C-NET ON

tuesday "I DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD FOR MY INTEGRITY OR MOZILLA'S INTEGRITY TO

BE PRESSURED INTO CHANGING A POSITION"

But then-a powerful game changer. This week-- ONLINE DATING SITE OKCUPID --

launching A digital BOYCOTTBLOCKING access to millions of customers who

tried to log on to the site using mozilla's popular web-browser, firefox.

Sot Jillian D'Onofrio from Business Insider - 21;44;46;20

"It was a very powerful move from OKCupid and pretty unexpected because of

their I think 3 billion monthly page views, 12 percent of that comes from

Firefox, so for them to take that stand and say, hey, we don't want you

using Firefox, and that got a lot of attention."

EICH appeared to bow UNDER THE PRESSURE THURSDAY handing in his resignation

and SAYING "Our mission is bigger than any one of us, and under the present

circumstances, I cannot be an effective leader"

While he didn't address the ok cupid boycott directly-- THE ONLINE DATING

SITE feels triumphant TELLING ABC NEWS overnight. "It's a great feeling

to know that OkCupid's principled business stand is making a real difference

in the world." Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


IT'S A CUTE PICTURE OF A VERY CUTE TODDLER.

IT ALSO LED TO A DEVASTATING DIAGNOSIS.

HOW A SIMPLE POST TO FACEBOOK -- SAVED HER DAUGHTER'S FUTURE.

ARE YOU READY FOR A VACATION?

CHANCES ARE YES AND YOU WON'T TAKE IT.

WHY AMERICANS WON'T LEAVE WORK FOR A LITTLE R AND R.

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


TZ4 A FACEBOOK HELP-VO


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TZ4 B AMERICANS DONT TAKE VACATION-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, but 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

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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


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, but 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...


FACEBOOK HELP-TCMON


ONE WOMAN IS THANKING HER FACEBOOK FRIENDS TONIGHT -- ALL BECAUSE THEY HELPED SAVE HER DAUGHTER'S EYESIGHT.

THE WOMAN POSTED WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS JUST A CUTE PICTURE OF HER LITTLE GIRL --

BUT AS A-B-C'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO EXPLAINS -- IT TURNED OUT TO BE MUCH MORE. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK HELP-PKG


SCRIPT:

WHEN TARA TAYLOR POSTED *THIS* PHOTO OF HER DAUGHTER ON FACEBOOK, SHE HAD NO

IDEA THAT SIMPLE ACTION WOULD CHANGE HER DAUGHTER'S LIFE.

Tara: "Facebook ironically has been such a blessing in our life

."

THE PICTURE OF 3-YEAR-OLD RYLEE GOT SOME "SHE'S SO CUTE" POSTS BUT HER

FRIEND - STACY CARTER- NOTICED MORE THAN HER ADORABLE SMILE - SHE SAW *THIS*

WHITE GLOW IN RYLEE'S LEFT EYE. STACY SAYS HER FRIEND'S SON HAD AN EYE

DISEASE WITH THE SAME SYMPTOM.

Stacy Carter: "I immediately sent her a message and said 'hey it

could be nothing, or you know there could be something really wrong with

Rylee's eye.'"

Jason: "It was in the evening. Doctors' offices were closed.

We just felt kind of helpless, that there was nothing we could do."

Tara: "We were a little scared because we didn't know what it

was."

SURE ENOUGH, HER KEEN-EYED FRIEND WAS RIGHT - DOCTORS CONFIRMED RYLEE WAS

GOING BLIND IN HER LEFT EYE- FROM SOMETHING CALLED COAT'S DISEASE.

Dr. Milan Ranka - PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGIST AT NYU "Coat's

disease is a rare eye disease that's caused by abnormal leaking of blood

vessels behind the eye."

DOCTORS SAY RYLEE'S CASE WAS ADVANCED. BUT AFTER TWO SURGERIES, they SAY

THEY'VE SEEN SOME IMPROVEMENT IN HER VISION AND IF THE DISEASE WAS SPOTTED

ANY LATER, RYLEE LIKELY WOULD BE PERMANENTLY BLIND IN HER LEFT. TARA SAYS

SHE WAS SHOCKED, BECAUSE THERE WERE NO WARNING SIGNS

Tara: 1:30 "we never noticed any symptoms that would indicate that we

needed to go to the eye doctor/ 5:20 She actually can sit very far from

the TV. She can look at her books. She does every activity that her sister

does and no differently."

Nats - Rylee playing

THE FAMILY, THANKFUL THAT SHARING ON FACEBOOK LED TO AN EYE-OPENING

DISCOVERY. Return to index of stories...


AMERICANS DON'T TAKE VACATIONS-VO


WHETHER IT'S A CRUISE ON THE HIGH SEAS -- LAZY DAYS ON THE BEACH -- OR JUST SOME TIME AWAY FROM YOUR DESK.

TAKE YOUR TIME OFF!

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN WORKER ONLY TAKES HALF OF THEIR VACATION DAYS.

WHY?

ACCORDING TO GLASSDOOR DOT COM REASONS RANGE FROM "NO ONE ELSE CAN DO THE WORK" TO "BEING AFRAID OF NOT MEETING GOALS".

EVEN THOSE WHO DO VACATION SAY BOSSES DRAG THEM BACK INTO WORK OR CO-WORKERS CALL THEM WITH WORK QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


GRAVESTONE UNDER THE FLOOR-VO


TALK ABOUT A SURPRISE FOR A FAMILY RENOVATING THEIR HOUSE.

CHECK IT OUT.

THE FAMILY WAS WORKING ON THE LIVING ROOM AND HAD TO DIG UP THE FLOOR!

THAT'S WHEN THEY MADE THE GRAVE FIND.

A HEADSTONE FROM THE 1800S.

IT'S ABOUT SEVEN FEET LONG AND THREE INCHES THICK.

THREE NAMES ARE ENGRAVED ON IT --

TWO MEN AND A WOMAN WHO DIED IN THE 1800'S.

THE FAMILY SAYS EVEN THOUGH THEIR HOUSE IS OLDER THEY NEVER NOTICED ANYTHING LIKE THE GRAVESTONE DURING THEIR 27 YEARS LIVING IN THE HOUSE.

THEY ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE MARKER. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE W. BUSH PAINTINGS-VO


FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IS GETTING READY FOR HIS FIRST ART EXHIBIT.

BUSH STARTED TAKING PAINTING LESSONS AFTER HE LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2009.

TOMORROW -- HE'LL UNVEIL MORE THAN TWO DOZEN NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PAINTINGS AT HIS PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY IN DALLAS.

THE EXHIBIT IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE PORTRAITS OF FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR -- RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THE DALAI LAMA.

THE EXHIBIT - ENTITLED "THE ART OF LEADERSHIP: A PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL DIPLOMACY" -- WILL ALSO INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTIFACTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW MONOPOLY RULES-VO


FREE PARKING COULD MAKE YOU RICH -- IN THE GAME OF MONOPOLY.

THAT'S BECAUSE ONE OF THE JUST ANNOUNCED "HOUSE RULES" FOR THE GAME ALLOWS YOU TO GET ALL OF THE MONEY IN "FREE PARKING" IF YOU LAND THERE.

FACEBOOK FANS VOTED FOR THE NEW RULES -- THEY'LL SHOW UP IN A "SPECIAL HOUSE RULES EDITION" COMING THIS FALL.

SOME OF THE OTHER RULES BEING ADDED -- NO RENT COLLECTION WHILE IN JAIL -- DOUBLE YOUR MONEY FOR LANDING ON "GO" -- AND YOU HAVE TO GO AROUND THE BOARD ONCE BEFORE YOU CAN BUY PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 5 OPEN Return to index of stories...


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


"We'll just be a couple of God-fearing men punching each other in the head."

A BEATDOWN FOR JESUS.

THE PASTORS MIXING FAITH AND FIGHTING.

WHY THEY SAY IT'S NOT EXTREME -- BUT A WAY TO GET CLOSER TO GOD. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A FIGHT CHURCH-SOTVO


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FIGHT CHURCH-BNC


FIGHTING FOR JESUS.

A GROUP OF PASTORS ARE MIXING FAITH WITH MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.

TONIGHT SOME ARE ASKING HOW CAN YOU LOVE THY NEIGHBOR -- AND THEN BEAT HIM UP.

DAN HARRIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


FIGHT CHURCH-PKG


NATS: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS PASTOR VERSUS PASTOR!

NATS: TONIGHT WE GOTTA FIGHT, AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT JESUS TOMORROW WHEN

WE GO TO CHURCH.

THE NEW MOVIE "FIGHT CHURCH" RAISES THIS UNUSUAL QUESTION.

NATS: CAN YOU LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF AND THEN AT THE SAME TIME, KNEE

HIM IN THE FACE AS HARD AS YOU CAN?

IT'S A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PASTORS WHO PRACTICE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS WITH THEIR

PARISHIONERS.

"When Preston came up with the idea of having a fight club in the church, it

was an easy thing to say yes to."

"Tough guys need Jesus, too."

"We'll just be a couple of God-fearing men punching each other in the head."

AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE. THIS IS EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL. JESUS, AFTER ALL,

PREACHED NON-VIOLENCE. TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK.

SOT: THE TRADITIONS OF WHICH I'M A PART IS THAT WE LOVE EACH OTHER, AND THIS

AIN'T LOVE.

NATS OF PAUL BURRESS FROM MOVIE:

"jesus never quit jesus never tapped out he finished what he came to do"

BUT PASTOR PAUL BURRESS FEATURED IN THE MOVIE DEFENDS HIS UNLIKELY

EVANGELIZATION TECHNIQUES.

SOT PAUL BURRESS

"We don't fight out meaness we have no hate or bitterness in our heart"

SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS TODAY ARE FEATURED IN THE

FILM

SOT JON JONES "I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE IN THE POSITION I AM TODAY IF I WASN'T

A CHRISTIAN"

NATS: CHRISTIANITY HAS FEMINIZED MEN. IF WE WOULD RAISE OUR BOYS TO MEN,

THESE KIND OF PROBLEMS GO AWAY.

DESPITE THE CRITICS. THE PASTORS OF FIGHT CHURCH STAND BY THEIR MISSION.

SOT PAUL BURRESS

"We've been able to reach an awful lot of people that never would have

walked into a normal church service before but they'll come over and do some

fitness training or do some jujitsu"

DAN HARRIS, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


26:20 mommy? what baby? why did you take my house apart?

A NORTH FORT MYERS FAMILY LOSES EVERTHING -- INCLUDING PETS -- IN A FIRE.

AHEAD AT SIX --

THE ACCIDENT THAT SPARKED THE DEADLY DISASTER.

PLUS -- CRACKS IN CAPE CORAL HOUSES HAVE HOMEOWNERS CONCERNED.

THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT -- THEY SAY IS TO BLAME. AT SIX.

AND A BAD CASE OF THE BLUES.

CAN ACTUALLY HURT YOUR HEART.

NEW AT SIX. A NEW STUDY SHOWING WHY HAPPY AND HEALTHY GO HAND IN HAND. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) MOBILE HOME FIRE-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) UEP HOMES DAMAGED-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) DEPRESSION HEART FAILURE-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES-ANIBOX


HOME INVASION--

FOR THE FIFTH TIME IN TWO MONTHS--

FAMILIES TIED UP AND ROBBED IN THEIR OWN HOMES.

TONIGHT ABC 7 FINDS OUT IF AUTHORITIES ARE ANY CLOSER TO MAKING AN ARREST

ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION ARREST--

A MAN TRIES TO LURE A LITTLE GIRL INTO HIS CAR--

TONIGHT CAPE POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST--

NOW AT SIX--

THE CLUES THAT GOT HIM CUFFED.

WE KNOW SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEART AND LUNGS--

NOW THERE'S A NEW WORRY FOR WOMEN WHO SMOKE--

WEIGHT GAIN!

WE EXPLAIN RIGHT NOW ON ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


HL1) COLLIER HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


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HL2) ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-VOTOPS


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HL3) SMOKING BAD FOR WOMEN'S WAISTS-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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COLLIER HOME INVASION-SOTVO POP


"It's scary, real scary."

"That stuff just doesn't happen around here."

TONIGHT - RESIDENTS ARE ON EDGE AFTER THE FIFTH BRUTAL HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

GOOD EVENING - I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AND I'M JOE ROETZ.

THE LATEST INCIDENT HAPPENED IN THE QUAIL WEST COMMUNITY LAST NIGHT.

ONCE AGAIN --

GUNMEN TIED UP THE OWNERS -- AS THEY RANSACKED THEIR HOME.

A-B-C 7'S RICK RITTER HAS BEEN LEARNING NEW INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE DAY -- AND HE HAS THE LATEST FROM NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION-PKG


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MOBILE HOME FIRE-VOWIPE


A FAMILY LOST EVERYTHING AND THEIR FOUR DOGS AFTER A GREASE FIRE STARTED IN THEIR NORTH FORT MYERS HOUSE.

FIREFIGHTERS TELL ABC7 A MAN WAS MAKING FRENCH FRIES WHEN A DOG AND CAT KNOCKED OVER THE PAN OF GREASE.

THAT CAUSED A FIRE THAT SPREAD.

THE FAMILY SAYS FLAMED SHOT OUT THE WINDOWS AND TVS EXPLODED FROM THE HEAT.

ONE MAN INSIDE THE HOUSE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


MOBILE HOME FIRE-SOTVO


Danielle Pirtle

Lost Home

28:50 they took dad to hospital he had smoke inhalation and singed up the right and left of beard and hair and eyebrows they wanted to make sure he was okay he was bleeding from where he busted open the window and everything

THAT WOMAN'S FATHER TRIED TO BREAK WINDOWS TO SAVE THE DOGS.

AGAIN, THE FIRE KILLED FOUR OF THE DOGS.

SHE AND HER YOUNG CHILDREN WERE OUTSIDE WHEN THE FIRE STARTED.

THEY ARE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-SS VO


NEW AT SIX -

ABC7 UNCOVERED NEW INFORMATION ON A MAN ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO LURE A YOUNG GIRL INTO HIS CAR IN CAPE CORAL.

MARK WISEMAN IS A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY YESTERDAY HE TRIED TO ABDUCT A GIRL ON HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY AS SHE WALKED TO SCHOOL.

ACCORDING TO OFFICERS WISEMAN PULLED UP BESIDE HER AND TOLD HER TO GET INTO THE CAR.

A PERSON SAW THE WHOLE THING AND CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION-SOTVO


The witness saw mr wiseman in his vehcile slow down near the juvenile and then make a u turn and again slow down next to the juvenile at this point the juvenile ran to the family friend and witness.

HIS NEIGHBORS TELL ABC7 THEY'RE NOT SURPRISED.

THEY SAY THEY WITNESSED ODD BEHAVIOR.

WISEMAN'S IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND ON CHARGES OF INTERFERING WITH THE CUSTODY OF A CHILD. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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BANK ROBBERY-SS-VO


DEVELOPING NOW AT SIX.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE MAN WHO ROBBED A BANK IN NAPLES.

IT HAPPENED AT THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK ON FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH.

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO OF THE SCENE.

OFFICERS TELL ABC7 A MAN WENT INSIDE -- SHOWED THE TELLER A GUN --

AND DEMANDED MONEY THEN RAN OFF.

TWO CUSTOMERS WERE INSIDE AT THE TIME.

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


UEP HOMES DAMAGED-VOWIPE


MORE CAPE CORAL HOMEOWNERS WORRY THEIR HOUSES ARE CRUMBLING BENEATH THEM.

TODAY A-B-C 7 UNCOVERED SEVEN NEW COMPLAINTS CLAIMING THE CITY'S PUSH TO EXPAND WATER AND SEWER IN THE AREA KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST 6 AND 7 IS DAMAGING THEIR HOMES.

HOMEOWNERS SAY CRACKS ARE NOW SHOWING IN DIFFERENT PLACES.

THEY SAY THE SHAKING CAUSED BY THE MACHINERY IS CREATING THE MESS.

RESIDENTS TELL US CITY OFFICIALS HAVE STOPPED BY TO DOCUMENT THE DAMAGE BUT HAVEN'T TOUCHED BASE WITH THEM SINCE. Return to index of stories...


UEP HOMES DAMAGED-SOTVO


"We have a

lot of big cracks here inside the floor, plus outside too."

TODAY CITY OFFICIALS DIDN'T RESPOND TO OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE LATEST CLAIMS BUT IN A PAST STATEMENT HAVE TOLD US WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION CREATES NOISE AND VIBRATION -- IT WOULD NOT RISE TO THE LEVEL OF "EARTHQUAKE CONDITIONS." Return to index of stories...


CAREGIVER CONVICTED-VOWIPE


TONIGHT --

A PORT CHARLOTTE WOMAN IS CONVICTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER --

AFTER THE MAN SHE WAS TAKING CARE OF WAS FOUND BURIED IN HIS OWN BACKYARD.

74 YEAR OLD WILLIAM TAYLOR LIVED WITH HIS CAREGIVER AND HER BOYFRIEND BEFORE HE WAS KILLED AND BURIED TWO YEARS AGO.

ANNA NANGLE WAS CONVICTED OF HELPING HIDE HER BOYFRIEND FROM INVESTIGATORS.

THAT MAN - JUAN REYES - IS ACCUSED OF STRANGLING THE ELDERLY MAN AND BURYING HIM IN MAY 2012.

AFTER THE MURDER, NANGLE DROVE HER BOYFRIEND TO A RURAL AREA OF PUNTA GORDA TO HIDE - THE NEXT DAY,

THEN SHE CALLED POLICE AND TOLD THEM ABOUT THE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


CAREGIVER CONVICTED-SOTVO


:01-:09 Amy Machado, Neighbor "All along, she's plotting for his demise. it's unconscionable. it's evil."

"It's a sad thing. you're a caregiver and you're trusting somebody to take care of you and. they didn't do that."

NANGLE'S SENTENCING IS SET FOR MAY 24TH.

JUAN REYES HAS YET TO GO TO TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


TAX CUT HOLIDAYS-VOWIPE


TAX BREAKS COULD BE COMING TO FLORIDA IN A NUMBER OF WAYS.

YESTERDAY HOUSE LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL TO CREATE FOUR SALES TAX FREE SHOPPING WEEKENDS.

IT'S PART OF THE GOVERNOR'S PLEA TO CUT 500-MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES.

FLORIDA HAS THE BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING HOLIDAY.

THIS BILL ADDS WEEKENDS FOR TAX FREE GYM MEMBERSHIPS - ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES - AND HURRICANE SUPPLIES. Return to index of stories...


TAX CUT HOLIDAYS-SOTVO


2:40/15 first of all it reminds people they do Need to think particularly for hurricane season. And they get out and if they're getting good discounts all the better! 2:40:25

THE SENATE HAS NOT PASSED IT'S VERSION OF THE BILL.

ORIGINALLY THE GOVERNOR WANTED A TEN-DAY BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING HOLIDAY.

LAWMAKERS PLAN TO LIMIT IT TO THREE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN BILL-VOWIPE


STAYING IN TALLAHASEE -

THE HOUSE COULD SOON VOTE ON A BILL TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR DRIVERS WHO LEAVE THE SCENE OF A DEADLY CRASH.

THE AARON COHEN LIFE PROTECTION ACT IS NAMED AFTER A MAN KILLED WHILE BIKING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN 2012.

THE DRIVER WHO HIT COHEN -- DID NOT STOP.

HE LATER TURNED HIMSELF INTO POLICE AFTER THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ALCOHOL IN HIS SYSTEM.

THE CURRENT LAW ALLOWS FOR A LOOPHOLE THAT MAKES THE PENALTY FOR HIT AND RUN LESS THAN D-U-I MANSLAUGHTER. ESSENTIALLY GIVING DRUNK DRIVERS INCENTIVE TO KEEP GOING. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN BILL-SOTVO


Sot: State Rep. Bryan Nelson, R- Apopka

"It was less of a punishment to flee than to stay. But, here's a guy that might have lived had this drunk driver stayed and tried to help."

THE BILL CALLS FOR A MANDATORY FOUR YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR DRIVERS WHO LEAVE A FATAL CRASH. Return to index of stories...


PERSONAL INFO SECURITY-VOWIPE


ALSO READY FOR A VOTE IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE -- A BILL REQUIRING BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO NOTIFY CONSUMERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURITY BREACHES.

UNDER THE PROPOSED BILL - ONCE A BUSINESS FINDS OUT SENSITIVE INFORMATION HAS BEEN COMPROMISED - THE COMPANY MUST REPORT THE DATA BREACH TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE WITHIN 30 DAYS.

BUSINESSES THAT DON'T - MAY FACE PENALTIES.

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI SAYS TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE - WHEN PERSONAL INFORMATION LIKE BANK ACCOUNTS AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ARE BREACHED. Return to index of stories...


PERSONAL INFO SECURITY-SOTVO


Sot: Pam Bondi, R- Attorney General

"We want our victims, our consumers, to find out as soon as possible to protect themselves. Once your identity is stolen, it can be very difficult. It can take years to recover."

BONDI SAYS THE LEGISLATION WAS ALREADY BEING DISCUSSED - EVEN BEFORE THE RECENT WELL PUBLICIZED DATA BREACHES AT STORES LIKE TARGET AND MICHAELS.

NATIONWIDE - THERE WERE MORE THAN 600 DATA BREACHES INVOLVING 90 MILLION CONSUMER RECORDS IN 2013. Return to index of stories...


LEE PASSPORT OFFICE-VOWIPE


DO YOU WORK ALL WEEK?

NEED PASSPORTS FOR YOUR FAMILY BUT CAN'T GET DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS

DURING OFFICE HOURS?

THE LEE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE IS WORKING ON A SATURDAY JUST FOR YOU.

ON SATURDAY APRIL 26TH THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 UNTIL 3.

THE HOPE IS THAT PARENTS WILL COME WITH THEIR KIDS ON THIS DAY -- SO THE CHILDREN DON'T HAVE TO MISS SCHOOL.

BUT THIS DATE WAS CHOSEN FOR ANOTHER REASON AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


LEE PASSPORT OFFICE-SOTVO


take sot 9:48-57

Linda Doggett

Lee County Clerk

"summer is coming up in about 6 weeks and thats about how long a

passport takes to get through the state and back into the hands of our

citizens."

THE CLERK'S OFFICE WILL ALSO TAKE APPLICATIONS FOR MARRIAGE LICENSES AND PERFORM WEDDING CEREMONIES THAT DAY.

FOR MORE MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


CHINA JOURNALISTS-OC SOT OC TAG


INTRODUCING THE BEAUTY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO CHINESE TOURISTS!

THE LEE COUNTY VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU WILL SOON WELCOME SIX JOURNALISTS FROM CHINA.

THEY WORK FOR PUBLICATIONS LIKE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHINA AND CHINA

TRAVEL AND LEISURE.

THEY'RE WORKING ON ARTICLES ABOUT WHAT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS TO OFFER.

TOURISM LEADERS SAY THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO EXPAND.

take sot 16:14-32

Tamara Pigott

Lee County VCB Executive Director

"this obviously is a new market of exploration, we dont have

statistics on chinese travelers to our area, it probably would be a

very small number at this point, but this is planning for the future

and finding a way to expose our area to the next group of travelers."

THE GROUP WILL EXPLORE THE COAST, PADDLE THE CALUSA BLUEWAY AND TOUR THE EDISON- FORD WINTER ESTATES. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE LOTTO-VOWIPE


FIVE MILLION DOLLARS RICHER.

ONE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN JUST HIT THE JACKPOT ON A SCRATCH OFF TICKET!

NEAL HELLMAN PICKED UP HIS CHECK FROM TALLAHASSEE HEADQUARTERS.

HELLMAN TELLS US HE NEARLY HAD A HEART ATTACK WHEN HE SCRATCHED THE WINNING TICKET AT A PORT CHARLOTTE PUBLIX.

WHEN THE ECONOMY TANKED - HIS FAMILY HAD TO DOWNSIZE.

TODAY HE BOUGHT THREE BRAND NEW CARS FOR HIS FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE LOTTO-SOTVO


Neal Hellman, Port Charlotte Lotto Winner "I asked my wife if she ever wanted to have a house again or a car and she said yes. and I told her the only way that's ever going to happen is if we hit the lotto. and two days later. it happened!"

HELLMAN AND HIS WIFE WILL KEEP WORKING AND LIVE IN PORT CHARLOTTE --

JUST IN A LARGER HOUSE WITH A POOL. Return to index of stories...


THINGS TO DO-SS VO


IT'S FRIDAY - THAT MEANS YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EXCITING TO DO THIS WEEKEND.

WELL - WE'VE GOT TWO BIG EVENTS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT

FIRST - YOU SAW THEM WIN OLYMPIC GOLD IN SOCHI --

NOW YOU CAN WATCH U-S ICE DANCERS MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE -- RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY'LL BE PERFORMING IN THE STARS ON ICE SHOW -- WITH SEVERAL OTHER OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS -- TONIGHT AT GERMAIN ARENA.

THE SHOW STARTS IN ABOUT TWO HOURS -- AT 7-30.

WE CHECKED AND TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILIBLE.

PRICES START AT 35 DOLLARS.

AND MONSTER TRUCKS ARE JUMPING - SPINNING AND WEAVING THEIR WAY AROUND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE MONSTER TRUCK JAM STARTS TONIGHT AT THE FLORIDA SPORTS PARK IN NAPLES --

AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY.

TICKETS ARE 15 DOLLARS.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WEEKEND EVENTS -- GO TO A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


TEASE ONE


LADIES -- LOOKING TO GET IN SHAPE FOR THE SUMMER?

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY THIS NASTY HABIT MAY KEEP YOU FROM GETTING THAT BEACH BOD YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

PLUS --

YOU HEART HEALTH MAY DEPEND ON YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.

WHY RESEARCHERS ARE NOW URGING YOU TO BE HAPPY.

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


TZ1 A SMOKING BAD FOR WAISTS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B DEPRESSION HEART-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, but 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, but 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...


SMOKING BAD FOR WOMEN'S WAISTS-TC MON


NEW INFORMATION OUT TONIGHT FOR WOMEN THAT SMOKE.

YOU ALL KNOW IT'S BAD FOR YOUR HEART AND BAD FOR YOUR LUNGS -- BUT IN OUR A-B-C 7 HEALTHY LIVING -- NEW EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT SMOKING COULD ALSO BE BAD FOR YOUR WAISTLINE. Return to index of stories...


SMOKING BAD FOR WOMEN'S WAISTS-PKG


BAD FOR YOUR HEART, BAD FOR YOUR LUNGS. WE KNOW, WE KNOW. BUT NEW EVIDENCE

SAYS SMOKING COULD BE BAD FOR WOMEN'S WAISTLINES AS WELL.

THAT MIGHT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IF YOU NEED A MOTIVE TO QUITIT'S THE

FINDING OF A SMALL STUDY RELEASED IN THE JOURNAL OBESITY. THEY SUGGESTS

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAY DIMINISH YOUR ABILITY TO TASTE FATS AND SUGARS AND YOU

CAN SEE WHERE THAT ENDS UP.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS STUDIED A GROUP OF WOMEN LOOKING AT

WHETHER OR NOT THEY SMOKED AND IF THEY WERE OBESE. OBESE WOMEN WHO SMOKED

WERE THE ONES MOST LIKELY TO REPORT A DIMINISHED SENSE OF TASTE WHEN EATING

A HIGH-CALORIE TREAT. THIS MAY MEAN THEY CRAVE MORE OF THESE FOODS TO

SATISFY THEIR SENSES.

BOTTOM LINE: IF SAVING YOUR INSIDES -- YOUR HEART AND LUNGS -- ISN'T ENOUGH

TO GET YOU TO QUIT SMOKING SAVE YOUR SILHOUETTE. Return to index of stories...


DEPRESSION HEART FAILURE-OTS VO


IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING TONIGHT AT 6:

STAYING HAPPY CAN KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY OUT OF NORWAY.

RESEARCHERS FOUND DEPRESSION MIGHT INCREASE THE RISKS OF SERIOUS HEART PROBLEMS.

THOSE WITHOUT ANY SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION WERE COMPARED TO THOSE WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE SYMPTOMS.

DEPRESSED PATIENTS HAD A 40 PERCENT HIGHER RISK FOR HEART FAILURE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


NEW DAY-- NEW RUMOR ABOUT FGCU HEAD COACH JOE DOOLEY--- TALK ABOUT THAT--

PLUS--- HOME OPENER FOR THE RED SOX--- AND THEY GOT SOME JEWLRY TODAY 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) MANATEE SPEED ZONES-VOTOPS-WIPE


IF YOU'RE HEADED OUT ON THE WATER THIS WEEKEND -- BE CAREFUL!

TONIGHT AT SEVEN -- THE WARNING FOR ALL BOATERS TO WATCH OUT OF MANATEES, OR PAY A HEFTY FINE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) FORT HOOD LATEST-VOTOPS


PLUS --

NEW DETAILS SURROUNDING THE DEADLY SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD.

THE TIES THE SHOOTER HAS TO FLORIDA --

AND WHAT INVESTIGATORS SAY HAPPENED, MOMENTS BEFORE HE OPENED FIRE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-VOTOPS


FIRST STOP---- FENWAY PARK---

RED SOX GETTING THEIR WORLD SERIES RINGS BEFORE THE HOME OPENER WITH THE BREWERS--- LET'S RAISE THE BANNER----

HOWEVER THE BREW CREW DECIDED TO CRASH THE PARTY--- LYLE OVERBAY WITH THE TWO RUN DOUBLE IN THE 9TH----

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FLORIDA GATORS-POPMON


IN 1939 THE NCAA HELD IT'S FIRST EVER BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT --- BUT THERE WASN'T MUCH MADNESS BACK THEN--- JUST 8 TEAMS--- WEARING SHORT-SHORTS HAD A CHANCE TO WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP--- THE FIELD HAS NOW REACHED 68 TEAMS---- BUT THE GOAL IS STILL THE SAME--- LET'S CUT DOWN SOME NETS--- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-VOTOPS


'

FROM 68 TO THE FINAL FOUR----

THE FLORIDA GATORS--- OF COURSE STILL STANDING--- TODAY THEY PRACTICED INSIDE THE MASSIVE ---- AT&T STADIUM--- HOME OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS---

BILLY DONOVAN IS A PERFECT 3-0 IN FINAL FOUR GAMES-- SO HE HAS THAT GOING FOR HIM---- HE'LL TRY TO MAKE IT 4 FOR 4--- SATURDAY NIGHT AGAINST THE UCONN HUSKIES Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GATORS-SOTOPS


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JOE DOOLEY-VOTOPS


ANOTHER DAY--- ANOTHER JOE DOOLEY RUMOR---

THIS TIME--- DOOLEY IS LINKED TO THE TULSA HEAD COACHING JOB---

ESPN BASEKTBALL INSIDER-- JEFF GOODMAN--- SAYS DOOLEY HAS BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR THE JOB---

ONCE AGAIN--- FGCU ATHELTIC DIRECTOR KEN KAVANAGH--- TOLD US--- TULSA HAS NOT CONTACTED DOOLEY OR FGCU Return to index of stories...


FIELER-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT --- CHASE FIELER PUT ON AN FGCU UNIFORM FOR THE LAST TIME IN HIS GREAT CAREER---

FIELER TAKING PART IN THE SLAM DUNK CONTEST AT THE FINAL FOUR----

FIELER ENDS HIS COLLEGE CAREER AS FGCU'S 3RD ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER--- BUT HE SAYS HIS BASKETBALL CAREER IS NOT OVER--- Return to index of stories...


FIELER-SOTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


TERRA COTTA-POPMON


TAKE 78 OF THE WORLD'S BEST AMATEUR GOLFERS. PUT THEM ON A GREAT COURSE WITH SOME GREAT WEATHER. AND YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF A PRETTY SWEET LITTLE GOLF TOURNAMENT. NO WONDER THE TERRA COTTA INVITATIONAL COMES BACK TO NAPLES EVERY YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TERRA COTTA-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO NAPLES NATIONAL---

THE NUMBER ONE JUNIOR GOLFER IN THE US-- ON THE COURSE TODAY--- AND SCOTT SCHEFFLER-- SHOWING HIS SKILLS--- DRAINS THE LONG BIRDIE PUTT ON 18---- HE'S HEADING TO TEXAS NEXT YEAR--- SCHEFFLER IN AT EVEN PAR---

DAVIS RILEY-- SAYS I'LL SEE YOUR GREAT PUTT--- AND BURY ONE OF MY OWN---- THAT'S A BIRDIE--- RILEY 2 SHOTS BACK AT 3 UNDER PAR---

HOW ABOUT ANDREAS HOLVERSON-- ALL THE WAY FROM NORWAY-- ONE OF THE TOP AMATEURS IN THE WORLD--- GETS THE BIRDIE ON 14--- HE'S JUST ONE SHOT BACK AT 4 UNDER PAR--

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TERRA COTTA-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


HOUSTON OPEN-VOTOPS


SERGIO GARCIA --- PLAYED AT THE TERRA COTTA BACK IN 1997---

TODAY HE WAS DOING DAMAGE ON THE PGA TOUR---

4TH HOLE--- GARCIA WITH THE BIRDIE

HE LEADS THE HOUSTON OPEN AT 12 UNDER PAR---- Return to index of stories...


MIKE WILLIAMS-VOTOPS


THE BUCCANEERS HAVE CUT TIES WITH TROUBLED WIDE RECEIVER--- MIKE WILLIAMS---

WILLIAMS WAS TRADED TO BUFFALO FOR A 6TH ROUND PICK--- THIS JUST A COUPLE WEEKS AFTER HE WAS STABBED IN THE LEG----

WILLIAMS HAS HAD PLENTY OF OFF THE THE FIELD TROUBLES--- INCLUDING 16 TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND HE IS CURRENTLY DEALING WITH TRESPASSING AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF CHARGES--- AS WELL

LAST SUMMER WILLIAMS SIGNED A 6 YEAR 40 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


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