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DIRECTORS PAGE TS2) HUMAN REMAINS-VO TOPS WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TS 3) SUPER BOAT RACES-VO TOPS WIPE
HL1) DAYCARE LATEST-trxSOTTOPS CA BUS ACCIDENT-VO IN TCMON
HL2) I75 CRASH ARREST-trxVOTOPS CA BUS ACCIDENT-PKG
HL3) HOODIES FOR HOBOS-trxVOTOPS CA BUS ACCIDENT-TAG
BIG STORY-CLIP FL BUS FIRE-OC VO
DAY CARE CRASH LATEST-VO TOPS 2SHOT BREAKING-CLIP
DAY CARE CRASH LATEST-PKG STILETTO VERDICT-VO TOPS
DAY CARE CRASH LATEST-TAG NEW HHS SECRETARY-VO
GAS STATION SKIMMING-OTS GOV SCOTT ON SEBELIUS-SS(2)
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-OC FORT HOOD SOLDIER VIGIL-VO
HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-LLPKG FLOTUS FOR MILITARY CAREGIVERS-VO
CAPE MAN WANTED-SS SEA WORLD COURT RULING-OTS VO
LEHIGH BURGLARS UPDATE-SSTOPS VO MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-VO
I75 CRASH ARREST-VO WIPE BABY FOUND DEAD BETWEEN PARENTS-VO
I75 CRASH ARREST-SOTVO 143 CATS IN A HOUSE-VO WIPE
CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-OTS VO WIPE 143 CATS IN A HOUSE-SOTVO
CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO 20 PEOPLE SICK FROM CHUCK E CHEESE-OC VO OC
NAPLES SPEED ZONES-VO WIPE TOE SUCKER SENTENCED-VO
NAPLES SPEED ZONES-SOTVO EARTHQUAKE NICARAGUA-VO
SUPER BOAT RACES-VO WIPE VIETNAM WALL IN THE KEYS-VO
SUPER BOAT RACES-SOTVO PREVIEW BABIES-VO
GOVERNOR SCHOOL FUNDING-2SHOT MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-OTS
GOVERNOR SCHOOL FUNDING-PKG MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-PKG
GOVERNOR SCHOOL FUNDING-TAG MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-ONCAM
JIM REIF SERVICES-2SHOT SS PAUSE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
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TEASE ONE------------ TZ4 A TAX APPS AND PHONE NUMBERS
TZ1 A shoe thrown at Clinton-VOTOPS TZ4 B SUBWAY BREAD
TZ1 B PUBILX THEFT NO PANTS-VOTOPS JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
FORECAST-PHC FORECAST-WXWALL
FORECAST-WXWALL TAX APPS AND PHONE NUMBERS-TCMON
SHOE THROWN AT CLINTON-SSTOPS 2SHOT TAX APPS AND PHONE NUMBERS-PKG
SHOE THROWN AT CLINTON-PKG GOOGLE GLASS-VO
HIGH TECH DEVICES FOR SENIORS-OTS VO SUBWAY BREAD-VO
OFFICER CLOSE CALL-OC VO DOCTOR BEDSIDE MANNERS-VO
PUBLIX THIEF NO PANTS-OC VO YOUNG ATHLETES-VO
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TAMPA GYM HAS PLAYGROUND AND SPA-OC SOTVO
TEASE TWO------------ TAMPA GYM HAS PLAYGROUND AND SPA-SOTVO
TZ2 A HOODIES DOR HOBOS-VOTOPS-WIPE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
TZ2 B FCOJ PRICES SOARING-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE------------
HOODIES FOR HOBOS-2SHOT TZ5 A CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-SOT VO
HOODIES FOR HOBOS-PKG CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-VO IN TCMON
FCOJ PRICES SOARING-OTS VO CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-PKG
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-OC
TEASE THREE------------ ROYAL BOAT RACE-OC VO
TZ3 A CA BUS ACCIDENT NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
TZ3 B SEA WORLD COURT RULING COMING UP AT 6PM------------
TZ3 C BABY FOUND DEAD IN BETWEEN PARENTS TZ 6 1) DISTRACTED DRIVING-VOTOPS
FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS TZ 6 2) HESS WARNING-VOTOPS
NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP TZ 6 3) FAST DRIVERS-SOTVOTOPS
TS) DAY CARE SUSPECT IN COURT-VO TOPS WIP CLOSE-2SHOT


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"She was a princess and a superhero at the same time."

BUT HER YOUNG LIFE --

WAS STOLEN IN A FLASH!

NOW AT 5 --

THE *MOTHER* OF THE YOUNG GIRL KILLED IN THE DAYCARE CAR CRASH --

REVEALS THE AWFUL WAY SHE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE TRAGEDY.

PLUS --

HE FLIPPED HIS CAR YESTERDAY ON THE ALLEY --

WITH HIS WIFE AND CHILD INSIDE!

NEW TONIGHT --

WHY THIS FLORIDA MAN'S NOW UNDER ARREST!

AND CAN YOU HELP THE HOMELESS --

AND MOCK THEM --

AT THE SAME TIME?

AHEAD --

HOW THIS MAN'S GETTING PRAISE *AND* CRITICISM --

FOR HIS CHARITY!

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DAY CARE CRASH LATEST-VO TOPS 2SHOT


OUR BIG STORY AT 5 --

BRAND NEW INFORMATION HAS EMERGED TONIGHT --

ABOUT THE HIT-AND-RUN CRASH AT A FLORIDA DAY CARE.

IT LEFT A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL DEAD.

GOOD EVENING, I'M JEFF BUTERA.

I'M CHLOE MORRONI.

FOR THE FIRST TIME-

WE'RE HEARING FROM LILY QUINTUS' MOTHER ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

MEANWHILE-

THE SUSPECT IN THE CRASH MADE HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE

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"I have a witness here, a trooper that can testify he's a flight risk. And that, um, he has on good authority that this defendant is planning on once he posts bond to leave the country."

CORCHADO'S DEFENSE ATTORNEY OPPOSED THAT REQUEST AND ASKED THAT THE BOND STAY AS SET.

BUT THE JUDGE GRANTED THE STATE'S REQUEST, MEANING CORCHADO WILL REMAIN BEHIND BARS. AT LEAST UNTIL A DETENTION HEARING THAT HE SET FOR MONDAY.

NAT of defense attorney: "Is he appointed to the public defenders office, or."

FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT- WE'RE HEARING FROM THE MOTHER OF THAT 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL-

LILY QUINTUS

"She was a princess and a superhero at the same time. She would run around in a tutu, waving a sword. She was just incredible and she's gone. I got a phone call from a screaming teacher that I needed to come. No one could give me any answers. The fire department they were doing their thing. The sheriff's they were doing their thing and I was with my 7 year old son just waiting for answers and a parent had to be the one to tell me that she was put in a rescue and rushed to the hospital. They had 3 surgeons working on her and they still couldn't put her back together. So no I didn't see her until she was gone." Return to index of stories...


DAY CARE CRASH LATEST-TAG


THE CHILD'S MOTHER SAYS HER FAMILY IS "EMOTIONALLY DESTROYED" BY WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


GAS STATION SKIMMING-OTS


ALSO NEW AT 5 --

A-B-C 7 WANTS TO SHARE A WARNING FOR ANYONE WHO GETS GAS AT HESS STATIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

SCAMMERS USING SKIMMERS --

ARE TARGETING THAT COMPANY.

THEIR GOAL IS TO STEAL YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION --

WHEN YOU SWIPE AT THE PUMP.

THAT'S WHAT THE SKIMMERS DO.

WE FOUND OUT A HESS STATION ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD NEAR GLADILOUIS GOT HIT LAST NIGHT ABOUT 7-30.

IF YOU BOUGHT GAS THERE AROUND THAT TIME --

CALL YOUR BANK. Return to index of stories...


HUMAN REMAINS FOUND-OC


ABC7 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS ABOUT HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN FORT MYERS.

THE SCENE IS OFF FORUM BOULEVARD AND COLONIAL COURT.

DETECTIVES FOUND BONES IN THE WOODED AREA WHILE INVESTIGATING OTHER CASES.

ABC7'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS THERE WITH NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


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INVESTIGATORS SAY IT WILL TAKE MONTHS TO IDENTIFY THE BONES.

AT THIS POINT THEY DONT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY BUT WILL BE SENDING THE BONES OFF TO WORK ON IDENTIFICATION.

ALSO TODAY--TOUGH WORK ON SCENE--

AS INVESTIGATORS WADED THROUGH TREES AND MUD TO GET TO THE SCENE.

AND WE WANT TO TRY TO GIVE YOU A LOOK INTO THOSE WOODS WHERE THE BONES ARE--

TAKE A LIVE LOOK FROM OUR MAST CAM--

THE AREA SO DENSE WITH TREES WE CANNOT EVEN SEEN MOMENT OUT THERE.

THESE ARE TWO OBSTACLES INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO OVER COME.

WE KNOW DOWN IN THE BRUSH INVESTIGATORS ARE CUTTING BACK TREES AND BUSHES--MAKING A PATHWAY TO THE HUMAN REMAINS.

THEY ARE ALSO CLEARING OUT AND AREA SO THEY CAN

"SIFT" FOR EVIDENCE--

MUCH LIKE SIFTING FOR GOLD--

ONLY THEY HOPE THIS METHOD WILL BRING UP EVIDENCE OR CLUES AS TO WHAT HAPPENED BACK IN THESE WOODS.

Sendy Paul

School Near Scene

39:22 i hope a family can find comfort in all that so i hope they do its just sad 39:38

A FIRE HOSE IS PROVIDING WATER --

FOR INVESTIGATORS TO RINSE OUT THE SIFTING PANS THEY HAVE ON SCENE.

AGAIN INVESTIGATORS WORKING TO IDENTIFY THOSE REMAINS--

THEY HOPE TESTING WILL ALSO REVEAL THE STORY AS TO WHAT MAY OF HAPPENED.

BUT AT THIS POINT NO EVIDENCE POINTS TO FOUL PLAY.

IN FORT MYERS CHRISTINA LUSBY ABC7. Return to index of stories...


CAPE MAN WANTED-SS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES ARE LOOKING FOR A CAPE CORAL MAN SUSPECTED OF SEVERAL BURGLARIES AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOUSES.

THEY'RE HUNTING FOR 26-YEAR-OLD ZACHARY WILSON.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS-

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LEHIGH BURGLARS UPDATE-SSTOPS VO


BUT --

OTHER ACCUSED AND BRAZEN BURGLARS ARE BEHIND BARS TONIGHT.

THOSE TWO SUSPECTS -- CAUGHT ON CAMERA BREAKING INTO A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOUSE -- IN BROAD DAYLIGHT --

HAVE BEEN CAUGHT.

TAKE A LOOK.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS THIS IS MARTHA HELTON OF LABELLE AND VINCENT MONT-UH-LONGO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY BROKE INTO THIS HOUSE IN LEHIGH ACRES

THE FAMILY WHO LIVES THERE SAYS THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN A YEAR THEY'VE BEEN HIT.

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I75 CRASH ARREST-VO WIPE


ABC7 HAS LEARNED A FORT MYERS MAN WHO CRASHED HIS MINIVAN ON ALLIGATOR ALLEY IS CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT.

THIS STORY WAS BREAKING AS WE WENT ON THE AIR 24 HOURS AGO -- A CHILD AND PREGNANT WOMAN WERE THROWN FROM THE VEHICLE.

THE DRIVER, HECTOR MATIAS, WAS ARRESTED FOR NOT HAVING A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE. AND CHILD NEGLECT BECAUSE HIS 4 YEAR OLD SON WASN'T WEARING A SEAT BELT.

THE 33-YEAR-OLD VEERED INTO THE MEDIAN ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY THURSDAY - FLIPPING HIS S-U-V.

TROOPERS SAY THEY FOUND HIS PREGNANT WIFE AND 4-YEAR-OLD SON LAYING ON THE GROUND WHEN THEY ARRIVED. Return to index of stories...


I75 CRASH ARREST-SOTVO


Brenda Hernandez/Child advocate, Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL

"This could happen to anybody and legally you need to have your child restrained. As parents, we're all responsible for the safety of our children."

BOND WAS SET AT ONE-THOUSAND-DOLLARS FOR MATIAS.

TROOPERS SAY ALCOHOL WASN'T A FACTOR IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-OTS VO WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AT 5 --

AN ILLNESS THAT MOSQUITOS SPREAD --

COULD BE HEADED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

CONCERNS ARE GROWING ABOUT MOSQUITOES INFECTED WITH A VIRUS CALLED CHIKUNGYNYA !

ITS NOT USUALLY DEADLY.

BUT IT CAN CAUSE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND DEBILITATING JOINT PAIN!

ONCE INFECTED --

THE PAIN COULD LAST UP TO 6 MONTHS!

MOSQUITO CONTROL GROUPS FROM ALL OVER THE STATE MET IN LEE COUNTY TODAY --

TO TALK ABOUT WAYS TO COMBAT THE DISEASE IF IT SHOWS UP HERE.

RIGHT NOW ITS RAMPANT IN THE CARRIBEAN. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA MEETING-SOTVO


Take sot-

Shelly Redovan

Lee County Mosquito Control

00:41-56

this particular virus tends to move quickly. before you even know you

have the illness, sometimes you're already infected so you could be

going around and being bit by mosquitos before youre symptomatic."

JUST ONE CASE HAS BEEN REPORTED IN LEE COUNTY,

BUT IT IMPACTED A PERSON WHO TRAVELED TO THE CARIBBEAN, THEN

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, BEFORE HEADING HOME.

TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY --

MAKE SURE THERE'S NO STANDING WATER NEAR YOUR

HOUSE --

AND USE MOSQUITO REPELLANT EVEN DURING THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SPEED ZONES-VO WIPE


ABC7 IS DIGGING DEEPER INTO THE CONTROVERSIAL BOAT SPEED REGULATIONS IN THE CITY OF NAPLES.

THIS MORNING, THE CITY MET WITH HEATED RESIDENTS-- DESPERATE FOR A CHANGE.

THIS ALL STARTED THROUGH A RECENT COURT DECISION THAT FOCUSED AROUND NAPLES BAY--

BOATERS ARGUED THE CITY COULD NOT ENFORCE SPEED REGULATIONS

AND A JUDGE AGREED.

DOZENS OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO A MEETING TODAY--

AND MOST EVERYONE AGREED-- THE CITY SHOULD APPEAL TO F-W-C TO REINFORCE THE SPEED REGULATIONS---ESPECIALLY IN MOORINGS BAY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SPEED ZONES-SOTVO


Albert Katz

Moorings Bay

53:34-53:44

if we have wakes in that basin it will be very dangerous. not only for boaters but also for the manatees that do live in moorings bay.

CITY LEADERS SAY THEY WILL LOOK IN TO DESIGNATING MOORINGS BAY AS AN F-W-C MANATEE SPEED ZONE.

RESIDENTS ALSO SUGGESTED THE CITY KEEP DECISIONS SEPARATE FOR EACH BAY-- SO THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT RACES-VO WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW - HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE PACKING INTO DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA FOR A PARADE TO KICKOFF THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RACE ON MANASOTA KEY.

EVENT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY SOLD DOZENS OF TICKETS TO PEOPLE FLYING IN FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY TO WATCH THE RACES THIS WEEKEND.

THIS IS THE FIRST EVER SUPER BOAT RACE FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND THE LARGEST EVENT TO EVER COME TO ENGLEWOOD.

IT TOOK MONTHS OF HECTIC PLANNING - VOLUNTEERS TELL US IT WAS WELL WORTH IT. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOAT RACES-SOTVO


Jill Ferguson, volunteer "I have the chills! I'm ready for it to go!"

Doug Buuck "Oh man, fired up! Can't wait for it to start."

Miranda Field, VIP tent co-chair:05-10 "You can't even imagine! We've been working on this for the last year and now we're like, it is what it is!"

RIGHT NOW, WEST MARION AVENUE IN PUNTA GORDA BETWEEN U.S. 41 NORTH AND SOUTH IS CLOSED - TAYLOR STREET BETWEEN MARION AVENUE AND WEST VIRGINIA ARE ALSO CLOSED FOR A PUBLIC DISPLAY OF THE BOATS… ROADS REOPEN AT 9 TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR SCHOOL FUNDING-2SHOT


NEW AT 5 --

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JUST ANNOUNCED 3 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN STATE FUNDING --

FOR HIGH-ACHIEVEMENT SCHOOLS IN THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT!

THIS MONEY WILL GO TO 40 SCHOOLS INCLUDING ALLEN PARK ELEMENTARY IN FORT MYERS.

MATT WRIGHT IS THERE WITH HOW THAT MONEY WILL BE USED. Return to index of stories...


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GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT

10:16 today we get to give the lee county school district some money. 3.5 million dollars to the lee county school systems 25

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCED THE SCHOOL RECOGNITION MONEY -- SURROUNDED BY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

14:09 1,2,3 CHEESE

IN LEE COUNTY -- 40 SCHOOLS WILL GET A CHUNK OF THE STATE FUNDING.

THOSE SCHOOLS DECIDE HOW TO SPEND IT -- BUT MUCH OF IT WILL GO TOWARD STAFF BONUSES.

Dr. NANCY GRAHAM

Superintendent

it all pushes out to the schools. it benefits the morale of the ppl that get the extra money.

THE MONEY IS AWARDED TO SCHOOLS BASED ON IMPROVED STUDENT PERFORMANCE ON F-CAT EXAMS.

SCHOOLS THAT RAISED THEIR OVERALL SCHOOL GRADE OR MAINTAINED AN A ARE ELIGIBLE.

SCHOOL LEADERS CREDIT THE HARD WORK OF TEACHERS -- AND STUDENTS.

Emma Beckner

2nd grader

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THIS MONEY COMES OUT OF THE STATE BUDGET --

THE 3 POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLAR AMOUNT THIS YEAR IS ABOUT 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS THAN LEE COUNTY RECEIVED IN THE LAST FISCAL YEAR. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF SERVICES-2SHOT SS PAUSE


ABC-7 WANTS TO THANK YOU. FOR THE CONTINUED SUPPORT AND PRAYERS.

AS WE REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE, THE LIFE OF METEOROLOGIST JIM REIF.

JIM DIED MONDAY FROM HEAD INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.

LOOKING AHEAD --

A PUBLIC MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT MCGREGOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON COLONIAL BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS.

THE SERVICE STARTS AT 10.

IT'S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS -- JIM'S FAMILY ASKS THAT YOU DONATE TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF FUND IN HIS MEMORY. Return to index of stories...


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


YOU BETTER DUCK!!!!.

A SHOES COMES FLYING AT THE FORMER FIRST LADY DURING A SPEECH IN VEGAS.

SO WHO TOSSED IT AND HOW DID HILLARY CLINTON TAKE IT?

NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO PANTS.BIG PROBLEM.

IT'S VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE.

HOW A SUPER MARKET SHOPPER LEFT MORE THAN JUST HER WALLET AT HOME.

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


TZ1 A shoe thrown at Clinton-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B PUBILX THEFT NO PANTS-VOTOPS


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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


WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was another pleasant and dry Friday across the area, with highs pushing back into the mid 80s. We'll see skies slowly clear out this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Overnight lows will again be cool, with temps in the low to mid 60s.

The warmup continues into the weekend. We'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for Saturday, with highs in the upper 80s.

The humidity begins to push back into the area on Sunday. Expect a touch more cloud cover as well with an isolated rain shower possible. Highs on Sunday will push into the upper 80s area wide.

We start the work week with more warmth and humidity. An isolated shower will remain possible Monday, with highs in the upper 80s.

Our next storm system rolls into the region on Tuesday. The system will bring plenty of clouds and scattered showers for Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

The system now looks to linger into midweek. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Wednesday, with a few rain showers possible. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 80s.

Brighter skies look to return to the region to close next week. Return to index of stories...


SHOE THROWN AT CLINTON-SSTOPS 2SHOT


NEW AT 5-

WE'RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF HURLING HER SHOE AT FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON.

HER NAME IS ALISON ERNST.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AT A SPEECH IN LAS VEGAS.

FOR CLINTON- IT WAS MORE LIKE A GAME OF DODGEBALL.

BUT AS BRIANNA KEILAR REPORTS --

THE FORMER SENATOR AND SECRETARY OF STATE REACTION WAS PRETTY CALM, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. Return to index of stories...


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nats

What was that a bat? Was that a bat? Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Circus Soleil?

HILLARY CLINTON, CRACKING JOKES JUST SECONDS AFTER A WOMAN HURLED A SHOE AT HER DURING A PAID SPEECH IN LAS VEGAS -- TO THE INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES.

I didn't know solid waste management was so controversial!

THE HURLER -- WHO SLIPPED IN WITHOUT A TICKET -- WAS IMMEDIATELY SUBDUED AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME OBJECTS HAVE BEEN THROWN AT A POLITICIAN.

AN IRAQI JOURNALIST CHUCKED NOT ONE -- BUT TWO SHOES -- AT PRESIDENT BUSH DURING THIS NEWS CONFERENCE.

AND PROTESTERS IN EGYPT THREW TOMATOES AT THEN SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON'S MOTORCADE.

THE LATEST INCIDENT NO WHERE NEAR AS THREATENING

Thank goodness she didn't play softball like I did

PERHAPS AN ITEM FOR HER NEW MEMOIR, WHICH HER PUBLISHER SAID THIS WEEK WILL COME OUT IN MID-JUNE.

UNTIL THEN, EXPECT SOME MORE DODGING FROM CLINTON - NOT SHOES BUT QUESTIONS ABOUT HER PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS.

And I am thinking about it.

BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


HIGH TECH DEVICES FOR SENIORS-OTS VO


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

SENIORS WANT INDEPENDENCE!

AND NEW TECHNOLOGY IS GIVING IT TO THEM.

WE ARE UNCOVERING FOUR NEW HIGH-TECH DEVICES THAT CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS.

SEE --

ONE-IN-THREE PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65 FALLS EVERY YEAR.

BUT A VIBRATION DETECTOR CAN BE PUT ON THE FLOOR TO DETECT IF A PERSON HAS FALLEN.

ALSO, MOTION DETECTORS CAN TRACK A PERSON'S MOVEMENT.

ALSO HELPFUL.

FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS CAN TRACK THE MOVEMENT FROM THEIR COMPUTERS.

PILL DISPENSERS HAVE COME A LONG WAY AS WELL.

NOW A CAREGIVER CAN LOAD SEVERAL DAYS' WORTH OF MEDICINE --

AND THE MACHINE IS CODED TO DELIVER THE RIGHT AMOUNT AT THE RIGHT TIME.

AND THIS BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF-AND-SCALE SENDS DATA BY BLUETOOTH --

TO AN ONLINE SYSTEM FAMILY MEMBERS AND CAREGIVERS CAN ACCESS. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER CLOSE CALL-OC VO


TALK ABOUT A CLOSE CALL FOR A POLICE OFFICER IN TEXAS.

NEW DASHCAM VIDEO JUST RELEASED FROM THE INCIDENT LAST MONTH, SHOWS THE COP WALK UP TO THE DRIVERS SIDE OF A TRUCK DURING A TRAFFIC STOP NEAR SAN PEDRO. THE OFFICER MANAGED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME AS A MOTORCYCLE CRASHES INTO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK. POLICE SAY THE BIKER HAD BEEN CUT-OFF BY A CAR CAUSING THE ACCIDENT.

THE BIKER JUMPED OFF HIS RIDE RIGHT BEFORE THE CRASH AND BROKE A FEW BONES. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX THIEF NO PANTS-OC VO


THIS WEEK MUST BE "NO PANTS WEEK."

EARLIER THIS WEEK --

WE SHOWED YOU A FLORIDA WOMAN RIOTING THROUGH MCDONALDS NO SHIRT AND JUST UNDERWEAR ON THE BOTTOM HALF.

WELL, TONIGHT --

ANOTHER FLORIDA WOMAN IS CAUGHT STEALING FROM AN OCALA STORE --

NOTHING ON THE BOTTOM HALF AT ALL

UNBELIEVABLE VIDEO.

IT SHOWS THE WOMAN STROLLING THROUGH THE DOORS OF A PUBLIX --

NAKED WAIST DOWN, SAVE FOR SOME SLIPPERS.

TWO SHOPPERS LEAVING THE STORE DON'T SEEM TO NOTICE.

LATER --

SHE PICKS UP TWO BOXES OF WINE WORTH ABOUT 42 DOLLARS AND LEAVES THE STORE.

THE MANAGER CONFRONTED HER IN THE PARKING LOT --

BUT SHE GOT AWAY.

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR HER. Return to index of stories...


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


GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY IS A GOOD THING RIGHT?

SO WHY IS IT CAUSING SO MUCH CONTROVERSY IN SEATTLE?

IT'S NOT WHAT ONE BAR OWNER IS DOING, BUT HOW HE'S DOING IT.

GET READY TO DIG DEEPER INTO YOUR WALLETS THE NEXT TIME YOU HIT THE GROCERY STORE.

WHY PRICES ON O-J IN FLORIDA ARE THROUGH THE ROOF.AND IS THERE ANY RELIEF IN SIGHT? Return to index of stories...


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HOODIES FOR HOBOS-2SHOT


CAN YOU HELP SOMEONE AND INSULT THEM AT THE SAME TIME?

A SEATTLE ARCADE AND BAR OWNER IS TAKING A UNIQUE BUT CONTROVERSIAL APPROACH --

TO HELPING THE HOMELESS.

AS JON HUMBERT SHOWS US, IT'S NOT WHAT HE'S DONATING, IT'S HOW HE'S DOING IT, THAT'S RUFFLING SOME FEATHERS. Return to index of stories...


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IT MAY BE AN ODD CONNECTION.

Try to broaden your social horizon, let's say.

STREET FIGHTER -- AND LIVING ON THE STREET.

BRAD JOHNSEN AND HIS BAR "ADD-A-BALL" WANT TO BRIDGE THAT GAP---BY GIVING AWAY HOODIES TO THE HOMELESS.

Get them in a better place hopefully; bolster their sense of self-worth.

BUT *HOW* HE'S DOING IT MAKES HOMELESS ADVOCATE ELAINE SIMONS CRINGE.

I feel their intention was good but they lost any support from me when they got to the derogatory terms.

JOHNSEN CALLS IT'S "HOODIES FOR HOBOS."

A PORTION OF MERCHANDISE SALES GO TOWARD GIVING OUT HOODIES ON THE STREET.

ON FACEBOOK, ADD-A-BALL POSTED PICTURES OF A RECENT DROP-OFF IN BALLARD AND PROMISED MORE "of every new bum we spruce up."

SIMONS DOESN'T LIKE THE LANGUAGE AND SHE DOESN'T LIKE TREATING PEOPLE LIKE WHAT SHE CALLED "WALKING ADVERTISEMENTS."

It's not respectful. It's not how you treat another human being.

JOHNSEN HAS HEARD THE BACKLASH BUT SAYS MORE THAN 30 HOODIES HAVE BEEN GIVEN AWAY.

And those hoodies go to the hobos, the bums, whatever you want to call them, the less fortunate.

HE FEELS THE BAR'S SUCCESS MEANS THERE IS A DUTY TO HELP.

We want to give something back.

SIMONS WANTS ADD-A-BALL TO KEEP HELPING, BUT JUST TO TONE DOWN THE HOBO AND BUM RHETORIC.

Social justice advocates like me are going to be appalled.

JOHNSEN SAID HE WILL KEEP HIS DONATIONS GOING AS LONG AS PEOPLE STAY WARM.--USING WHATEVER LANGUAGE HE WANTS.

You can call them 'Urban Campers' if you will, if that's the PC term that everyone wants me to use. Return to index of stories...


FCOJ PRICES SOARING-OTS VO


THAT WAS JON HUMBERT REPORTING.

IN TONIGHT'S SMART SHOPPER REPORT.

YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY MORE THE NEXT TIME YOU PICK UP SOM O-J.

ORANGE JUICE PRICES HAVE HIT TWO-YEAR HIGHS,

BECAUSE THE FLORIDA CROP WAS HIT HARD BY THE COLD WINTER, AND DISEASE, WE'RE SEEING LOWEST HARVEST IN 24 YEARS.

FLORIDA'S ORANGE INDUSTRY HAS 66 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL U.S. MARKET SHARE.

MOST OF OUR STATE'S ORANGE CROP IS USED FOR JUICE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


THEIR COLLEGE DREAMS COME TO A TRAGIC END.

A HORRIFIC BUS CRASH LEAVES AT LEAST 10 PERSPECTIVE STUDENTS DEAD AND DOZENS HURT.

NEW TONIGHT --

WHAT CAUSED THE FIREY CRASH.

THE SEA WORLD SAGA CONTINUES.COULD THE WAY THE PARK OPERATED BE CHANGED FOREVER?

HOW A COURT RULING COULD KEEP TRAINERS AND WHALES A PART. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A CA BUS ACCIDENT


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TZ3 B SEA WORLD COURT RULING


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TZ3 C BABY FOUND DEAD IN BETWEEN PARENTS


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

??NAME & TOWN??

THANKS FOR WATCHING ??NAME??

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE OUR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP


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TS) DAY CARE SUSPECT IN COURT-VO TOPS WIP


LET'S RUN DOWN YOUR TOP STORIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TONIGHT.

THE MAN ACCUSED OF FORCING ANOTHER A CAR INTO A FLORIDA DAYCARE -- KILLING A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL -- APPEARED IN COURT TODAY.

TWENTY-EIGHT-YEAR-OLD FORMER FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE ROBERT CORCHADO WILL REMAIN BEHIND BARS --

AT LEAST FOR NOW, AND AT LEAST UNTIL A DETENTION HEARING THAT'S SET FOR MONDAY.

THEY'LL TALK BOND THEN.

STAY WITH ABC-7 FOR FULL COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) HUMAN REMAINS-VO TOPS WIPE


ABC-Y IS ON SCENE IN LEE COUNTY -- WHERE HUMAN REMAINS WERE DISCOVERED.

IT'S HAPPENING AT THE INTERSECTION OF COLONIAL COURT AND FORUMN BOULEVARD.

WE ARE LEARNING THERE ARE TWO HUGE OBSTACLES FOR INVESTIGATORS BATTLING BRUSH AND SWAMP LAND.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US -- IT COULD BE MONTHS BEFORE THE REMAINS ARE IDENTIFIED. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) SUPER BOAT RACES-VO TOPS WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE PACKED INTO DOWNTOWN PUNTA GORDA FOR A PARADE.

THE PARADE KICKS THE SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX RACE ON MANASOTA KEY.

THIS IS THE FIRST EVER SUPER BOAT RACE FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY AND THE LARGEST EVENT TO EVER COME TO ENGLEWOOD. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS ACCIDENT-VO IN TCMON


OUR BIG STORY --

A TERRIFYING AND FIERY CRASH IN CALIFORNIA HAS LEFT AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE DEAD AND MORE THAN 30 HURT.

A BUS CARRYING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ON A COLLEGE VISIT --

COLLIDED WITH A FED EX TRUCK.

AND WE'VE JUST LEARNED MINUTES AGO --

AMONG THE FATALTIITES INCLUDES A COUPLE WHO JUST GOT ENGAGED IN PARIS. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS ACCIDENT-PKG


"I think this is going to be a tour bus versus a FedEx truck."

SMOKE FROM THE FIERY WRECKAGE GAVE A HINT OF THE TRAGIC SCENE UNFOLDING ON A NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY.

"all of a sudden kinda slammed together and I kinda just see black but there's fire at the front of the bus."

A TOUR BUS CARRYING MORE THAN 40 HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ON THEIR WAY TO A COLLEGE VISIT HIT, HEAD-ON, BY A FED-EX TRUCK THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

"all of the sudden I heard people screaming and when I woke up that's when the impact hit and when the impact hit I like flew from my seat."

"just a ball of fire.a ball of fire, everybody screaming."

PANICKED STUDENTS BROKE WINDOWS IN THE BUS TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES.

"there was an emergency exit but there were too many students in the bus."

BOTH THE DRIVERS OF THE BUS AND FED-EX TRUCK WERE KILLED. ALONG WITH FIVE STUDENTS AND THREE ADULT CHAPERONES.

MORE THAN 30 OTHERS WERE INJURED.

"upon our arrival it was fully engulfed in flames / mass casualty area established on freeway."

BACK HOME, PARENTS WERE FORCED TO WATCH AND PRAY.

"To see it on the news.'cause I couldn't watch. I just broke down to think that he's alive and that he was on the front of that bus."

WHILE AT THE CRASH SITE SURVIVORS STRUGGLE TO MAKE SENSE OF THE CRASH.

"It's just a matter of seconds on if you could die or live and that's a life experience and I don't wish it to anyone. I really don't.'

A WISH FROM THOSE WHO SURVIVED. AND THOSE TOO, WHO NOW INVESTIGATE WHY IT EVEN HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CA BUS ACCIDENT-TAG


RIGHT NOW-

N-T-S-B INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL ON THE SCENE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THAT CRASH. Return to index of stories...


FL BUS FIRE-OC VO


A MASSIVE FIRE ON A FLORIDA SCHOOL BUS THIS MORNING.AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

TAKE A LOOK,

YOU CAN SEE HUGE FLAMES SHOOTING FROM THE BUS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

LUCKILY, NO CHILDREN WERE ON BOARD AT THE TIME.

THE BUS DRIVER TELLS INVESTIGATORS HE WAS HEADING TO PICK UP HIS FIRST GROUP OF STUDENTS WHEN THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, AND HE SMELLED SMOKE.

THE DRIVER PULLED OFF I-95, AND THE ENGINE QUICKLY BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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STILETTO VERDICT-VO TOPS


JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM --

THE WOMAN WHO STABBED HER BOYFRIEND TO DEATH WITH A STILETTO HEEL.

WILL SPEND THE REST OF HER LIFE IN PRISON.

A HOUSTON JURY CONVICTED ANA TRUJILLO OF MURDER ON TUESDAY

THEY DECIDED SHE USED THE HEEL OF THAT STILETTO TO STAB HER BOYFRIEND 25 TIMES. Return to index of stories...


NEW HHS SECRETARY-VO


THE WOMAN WHO OVERSAW THE ROLLOUT OF OBAMA CARE IS LEAVING HER POST.

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS IS RESIGNING AS SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ACKNOWLEDGED EARLY PROBLEMS WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT -- BUT SAYS, SEBELIUS'S TEAM "GOT THE JOB DONE."

HE SAYS, THE "FINAL SCORE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF."

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET DIRECTOR, SYLVIA MATHEWS BURWELL, IS REPLACING SEBELIUS --

IF SHE GETS CONFIRMED.

THERE'S TWO BIG TESTS COMING UP --

HOW MUCH PREMIUMS INCREASE NEXT YEAR

AND REQUIRING MORE BUSINESSES TO OFFER INSURANCE. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT ON SEBELIUS-SS(2)


AND FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR HARSHLY ATTACKED SEBELIUS ON HER WAY OUT THE DOOR.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SAYS, QUOTE --

"THE RESIGNATION OF SECRETARY SEBELIUS IS LONG OVERDUE.

SHE WAS COMPLICIT WITH THE PRESIDENT IN SELLING FALSEHOODS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."

SCOTT GOES ON TO SAY --

"ALL OF THESE PLEDGES HAVE NOW BEEN PROVEN TO BE FALSE. HER NUMEROUS TRIPS TO THE SUNSHINE STATE WERE NOTHING MORE THAN PR TOURS." Return to index of stories...


FORT HOOD SOLDIER VIGIL-VO


A COMMUNITY IN MOURNING AS THE BODY OF A SOLDIER KILLED AT FORT HOOD ARRIVES HOME.

A MILITARY GUARD PRESENTED THE BODY OF ARMY SGT. TIMOTHY OWENS TO HIS FAMILY IN ILLINOIS TODAY

TONIGHT, A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IS BEING HELD IN HIS HONOR.

THREE PEOPLE DIED AND 16 OTHERS WERE HURT AFTER A SHOOTING AT THE NATION'S LARGEST ARMY POST LAST WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FLOTUS FOR MILITARY CAREGIVERS-VO


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TEAMED UP WITH JILL BIDEN TO ANNOUNCE A NEW INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT MILITARY CAREGIVERS.

THE TWO WERE JOINED BY FORMER FIRST LADY ROSALYNN CARTER AND FORMER SENATOR ELIZABETH DOLE AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT.

PART OF THE NEW INITIATIVE INCLUDES A PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM AND ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS.

THE FIRST LADY THANKED THOSE CAREGIVERS AT THIS AFTERNOON'S EVENT, PRAISING THEM FOR THEIR "STRENGTH" AND "SACRIFICE." Return to index of stories...


SEA WORLD COURT RULING-OTS VO


NEW AT 5:30 --

A COURT RULED SEA WORLD *CAN* BE FORCED TO STOP HAVING TRAINERS PERFORM IN CLOSE CONTACT TO KILLER WHALES.

THE ORLANDO SENTINEL REPORTS TONIGHT --

THAT THE U-S COURT OF APPEALS UPHELD A CITATION AGAINST SEAWORLD.

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION -- OR OSHA -- ISSUED THAT IN 2010.

IT ACCUSED SEAWORLD OF PUTTING TRAINERS IN DANGER BY ALLOWING THEM SO CLOSE TO THE WHALES.

ORLANDO TRAINER DAWN BRANCHEAU WAS KILLED BY THE WHALES IN FEBRUARY OF 2010.

THE MOVIE "BLACKFISH" HAS BROUGHT MORE ATTENTION TO HER DEATH AND RECENTLY SPARKED PROTESTS AGAINST THE THEME PARK. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH-VO


THE US NAVY, SEASRCHING BY AIR TODAY FOR THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINER.

CREWS TOOK OFF FROM AUSTRALIA -- AND JOINED 14 OTHER PLANES, AND 13 SHIPS.

THEY'RE ALL SCOURING AN AREA OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.

AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER TONY ABBOTT SAYS, HE'S CONFIDENT THE LATEST SIGNAL SHOWS SEARCH CREWS *ARE FOCUSED ON THE RIGHT AREA.

BUT HE SAYS -- THAT SIGNAL IS FADING.

IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A MONTH SINCE FLIGHT 370 DISAPPEARED. Return to index of stories...


BABY FOUND DEAD BETWEEN PARENTS-VO


NEW TONIGHT --

A CRYING BABY IN HOUSTON WAS FOUND LYING BETWEEN THE BODIES OF HER MURDERED PARENTS.

POLICE SAY, A NEIGHBOR WALKING HER DOG HEARD THE BABY SCREAMING.

WHEN HE LOOKED INSIDE THE UNLOCKED APARTMENT -- HE MADE THE GRISLY DISCOVERY.

THE BABY IS SAFE.

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES IS TAKING ARE

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


143 CATS IN A HOUSE-VO WIPE


IT'S ONE OF THE WORST CASES OF ANIMAL HOARDING LAW ENFORCMENT IN MICHIGAN HAS EVER SEEN!

143 CATS TAKEN FROM A WOMAN'S HOME.

INVESTIGATORS SAY AT FIRST GLANCE, THE HOUSE APPEARS TO BE A NORMAL.

BUT THEN INSIDE. NEARLY TWLEVE DOZEN "WELL-CARED FOR" CATS.

PICTURES SHOW THE ANIMALS EVERYWHERE.

AUTHORITIES SAY, ALTHOUGH THIS CASE OF HOARDING IS EXTREME,

THE OWNER TOOK *EXCELLENT CARE OF HER PETS. Return to index of stories...


143 CATS IN A HOUSE-SOTVO


sound / Tamara Mutawski / The Animal Welfare Society:16-:21

"She actually started out with really good intentions and it went bad all of a sudden."

--BUTT SOT--

sound / Tamara Mutawski / The Animal Welfare Society:30-:38

"There wasn't any furniture, only carpet. She did have toys around and these big pipes for them to climb on but just kinda turned the house into a cat sanctuary."

THE CATS WERE TAKEN FROM THE HOME AND SENT TO LOCAL SHELTERS.

SO FAR -- NO WORD ON IF THE HOMEOWNER WILL BE CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


20 PEOPLE SICK FROM CHUCK E CHEESE-OC VO OC


HEALTH OFFICIALS IN MINNESOTA HAVE A PROBLEM ON THEIR HANDS --

THERE'S A POSSIBLE NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK AT A CHUCK E-CHEESE RESTAURANT.

MORE THAN 20 PEOPLE ARE SICK.

PATRONS SAY, THEY STARTED FEELING NAUSEOUS -- AND SUFFERED SEVERE DIARRHEA.

OFFICIALS SAY -- A CUSTOMER LIKELY PASSED THE VIRUS THROUGH CONTACT, EARLIER THIS MONTH.

CHUCK E. CHEESE MANAGEMENT SAYS -- THEY'RE COMPLYING WITH THE INVESTIGATION AND WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN RIGOROUS SANITATION STANDARDS. Return to index of stories...


TOE SUCKER SENTENCED-VO


HE SUCKED AN UNSUSPECTING WOMAN'S TOES, NOW HE'S GOING TO JAIL FOR TWO MONTHS.

THE 31-YEAR-OLD NORTH CARLOINA MAN APOLOGIZED FOR HIS ACTIONS, THURSDAY.

POLICE SAY, HE TOLD A WOMAN IN A WAL MART SHOE DEPARTMENT HE WAS A PODIATRY STUDENT AND COULD HELP HER PICK OUT BETTER SHOES.

THAT'S WHEN HE STUCK THE WOMAN'S FOOT IN HIS MOUTH.

AND THEN AFTERWARDS OFFERED TO PAY FOR HER GROCERIES. Return to index of stories...


EARTHQUAKE NICARAGUA-VO


A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE LEFT MORE THAN 20-PEOPLE HURT IN NICARAGUA.

SOME OF THOSE FOLKS GOT HURT WHEN CEILINGS, BEAMS AND WALLS FELL.

PANICKED PEOPLE POURED INTO THE STREETS --

AS ELECTRICITY AND WATER SERVICES WERE CUT OFF IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS.

LANDSLIDES THE QUAKE CAUSED BLOCKED TWO HIGHWAYS TO THE SOUTH.

THE SIX-POINT-ONE MAGNITUDE QUAKE ALSO DAMAGED DOZENS OF HOMES. Return to index of stories...


VIETNAM WALL IN THE KEYS-VO


A REPLICA OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS WALL, IN WASHINGTON D-C -- IS NOW OPEN IN THE FLORIDA KEYS.

MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS RAISED BY THE KEY LARGO COMMUNITY, TO FUND THE TRAVELING EXHIBIT.

THE V-SHAPED WALL DEBUTED THURSDAY. IT'S 144-FEED LONG AND INCLUDES THE NAMES OF MORE THAN 58-THOUSAND MEN AND WOMAN WHO DIED IN THE WAR.

THE WALL WILL STAY IN THE KEYS, THROUGH MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


PREVIEW BABIES-VO


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE. A GENETIC PREVIEW OF YOUR OWN BABY --

BEFORE YOU'RE PREGNANT!

ONE COMPANY CLAIMS.

IT CAN HELP WOMEN, USING A SPERM BANK. WITH 'GENE PEEKS'.

IT COMPARES THE GENETICS FROM THE SPERM DONOR WITH A WOMAN.

THE COMPANY SCREENS FOR GENETIC COMPATIBILITY,

AND HELPS AVOID MIXING GENES, LEADING TO A DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-OTS


JAILHOUSE PHONE CALLS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE SUSPECT ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN DURING AN ARGUMENT OVER TEXTING AT A FLORIDA MOVIE THEATER.

CAIT MCVEY TAKES US THROUGH THE CONVERSATION. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-PKG


IT'S BEEN NEARLY THREE MONTHS SINCE 71-YEAR-OLD CURTIS REEVES WAS ARRESTED AND LOCKED UP- CHARGED WITH MURDERING CHAD OULSON IN A WESLEY CHAPEL MOVIE THEATER.

IN JAIL HOUSE PHONE CALLS JUST RELEASED BY THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, REEVES CAN BE HEARD TELLING HIS FAMILY HE IS LONELY- AND HE'S CONCERNED WITH HOW THEY ARE DOING WITHOUT HIM.

"I'm more worried about ya'll then I'm worried about me. And we're more worried about you than we are worried about us. So. Well if all the facts come out we all should be in good shape. I know, but we just hate that you have to be in there right now."

A CONFIDENT REEVES- SURE OTHERS WILL AGREE, HE SHOT OULSON IN SELF DEFENSE.

PHOTOS TAKEN OF THE CRIME SCENE TAKE US RIGHT TO THE VERY SEATS WHERE IT ALL WENT DOWN.

POPCORN ON THE GROUND AND IMAGES OF THE GUN INVESTIGATORS SAY REEVES USED TO SHOOT OULSON- DURING AN ARGUMENT OVER TEXT MESSAGING.

ON THE JAILHOUSE CALLS REEVES TALKS TO HIS DAUGHTER ABOUT PAYING FOR HIS DEFENSE.

"If we need money, sell the motorcycle, the kayaks the trailer. We have all that under control. We're not even going to talk about it don't waste your time."

BUT IT'S NOT ALL BUSINESS.

I LOVE YOU'S PEPPER EACH CONVERSTATION.

HUMANIZING THE ACCUSED KILLER.

"Say hi! Hi! Hey sweetheart this is papa. Papa loves you."

"Can you tell grandpa I love you? I love you!"

A TENDER MOMENT FOR A MAN BEHIND BARS, AWAITING TRIAL FOR MURDER. Return to index of stories...


MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING-ONCAM


HIS NEXT HEARING IS SET FOR JULY.

IF CONVICTED- REEVES FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO FILE YOUR TAXES.

AND IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING TO FILL OUT THOSE FORMS, THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

WHERE YOU CAN TURN FOR SOME FREE HELP.

YOUR FAVORITE SUB IS FINALLY GETTING A LITTLE BETTER FOR YOU.

WHEN SUBWAY CUSTOMERS CAN SAY GOOD RIDDENCE TO A CONTROVERSIAL CHEMICAL.

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


TZ4 A TAX APPS AND PHONE NUMBERS


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TZ4 B SUBWAY BREAD


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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


WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was another pleasant and dry Friday across the area, with highs pushing back into the mid 80s. We'll see skies slowly clear out this evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Overnight lows will again be cool, with temps in the low to mid 60s.

The warmup continues into the weekend. We'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for Saturday, with highs in the upper 80s.

The humidity begins to push back into the area on Sunday. Expect a touch more cloud cover as well with an isolated rain shower possible. Highs on Sunday will push into the upper 80s area wide.

We start the work week with more warmth and humidity. An isolated shower will remain possible Monday, with highs in the upper 80s.

Our next storm system rolls into the region on Tuesday. The system will bring plenty of clouds and scattered showers for Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

The system now looks to linger into midweek. Expect mostly cloudy skies on Wednesday, with a few rain showers possible. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 80s.

Brighter skies look to return to the region to close next week. Return to index of stories...


TAX APPS AND PHONE NUMBERS-TCMON


TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO FILE YOU'RE TAXES.

AND MANY FOLKS ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO WRAP UP THOSE FORMS OR GET AN

APPOINTMENT WITH AN ACCOUNTANT.

AS ABC'S CHIEF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CORRESPONDENT REBECCA JARVIS SHOWS US,

THERE ARE SEVERAL PLACES STRAGGLERS CAN TURN TO--AND MOST OF THEM--ARE FREE. Return to index of stories...


TAX APPS AND PHONE NUMBERS-PKG


FOR THOSE OF US WHO LOVE WORKING UNDER PRESSURE--WELL, THE CRUNCH IS ON.

TAX DAY IS JUST DAYS AWAY.

AND IF YOU'RE BEGINNING TO FEEL OVERWHELMED--THE I.R.S. COULD JUST BE YOUR

NEW BEST FRIEND.

CALL 1-800-829-1040 AND ASK TO SPEAK WITH A REPRESENTATIVE. THEY'RE THERE

TO HELP--FROM SEVEN IN THE MORNING TIL TEN AT NIGHT--AND CAN GUIDE YOU

THROUGH THE FILING PROCESS. A LITTLE ADVICE: WRITE DOWN YOUR REP'S ID

NUMBER, THE DATE AND TIME YOU CALLED, AND TAKE NOTES. IF AN AUDIT PROVES

THE REP'S GUIDANCE WAS WRONG, YOU'LL STILL BE STUCK FOR ANY EXTRA TAXES--BUT

YOU'LL AVOID PENALTIES.

IT'S ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO CHECK OUT IRS.GOV. THERE'S A WEALTH OF INFORMATION

ON THE SITE--INCLUDING FORMS, FREE SOFTWARE, ELECTRONIC FILING

INSTRUCTIONS--EVEN SELF-HELP VIDEOS.

FOR THE TECH SAVVY, THE IRS HAS A MOBILE APP CALLED IRS-2-GO--FOR BOTH

ANDROID AND iOS DEVICES--AND IT'S FREE.

AND THERE'S A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER APPS--FROM THE LIKES OF H&R BLOCK, TURBO

TAX AND TAXACT--THOUGH THEY'LL LIKELY COST YOU A FEW BUCKS AND SEEM TO

PERFORM BEST FOR THE SIMPLER RETURNS.

KATHY PICKERING/VICE PRESIDENT/H&R BLOCK

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/THE TAX INSTITUTE

SOT:

11:14:53

"THERE'S A LOT OF NEW INNOVATION COMING IN THE MOBILE APP SPACE. SO NOW,

EITHER ON YOUR IPAD OR YOUR IPHONE YOU'RE ABLE TO FILE A TAX RETURN, GET TAX

QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND CHECK ON THE STATUS OF YOUR REFUND."

AND IF YOU DON'T MIND TROLLING THE WEB, CLICK ON TURBOTAXSUPPORT.COM, AARP.

ORG/MONEY/TAXAIDE AND GETITRIGHT.HRBLOCK.COM. SOME REQUIRE YOU TO LOG IN,

BUT ONCE YOU DO, MOST OFFER TAX AIDES AND ANSWERS TO COMMON TAX QUESTIONS.

REBECCA JARVIS, ABC NEWS, NEW YORK Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE GLASS-VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

IF YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO OWN "GOOGLE GLASS" --

YOU CAN SOON CAN DO IT.

BUT YOU MUST BUY ON A CERTAIN DAY.

TAX DAY!

APRIL 15TH!

REMEMBER THAT.

GOOGLE IS OFFERING A "GLASS EXPLORER PROGRAM."

IT'LL COST YOU 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS, PLUS TAX.

AND YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR SHADE AND YOUR FRAME.

ONLY PEOPLE IN THE U-S CAN SIGN UP.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IT ON OUR WEBSITE.

JUST GO TO ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM AND CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


SUBWAY BREAD-VO


ALSO NEW AT 530 --

SUBWAY HAS ALMOST PURGED A CONTROVERSIAL CHEMICAL FROM THEIR BREAD!

THE CHEMICAL'S A BLEACHING AGENT AND DOUGH CONDITIONER.

SUBWAY WILL PHASE IT OUT BY NEXT WEEK.

THEY'RE DITCHING THE CHEMICAL --

AFTER THEY CAME UNDER FIRE FROM A FOOD BLOGGER.

THE BLOGGER POINTED OUT --

THE CHEMICAL'S ALSO USED IN YOGA MATS.

BUT --

THE F-D-A HAS APPROVED THE ADDICTIVE.

AND OTHER COMPANIES USE IT AS WELL.

STILL --

SUBWAY IS DITCHING IT. Return to index of stories...


DOCTOR BEDSIDE MANNERS-VO


A DOCTOR WITH GOOD PEOPLE SKILLS MAY HAVE HEALTHIER PATIENTS.

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA FOUND DOCTORS WHO USED RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING TECHNIQUES, HAD HEALTHIER PATIENTS.

FOR EXAMPLE, THEIR PATIENTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE UNDER CONTROL AND LOSE WEIGHT.

THE RESEARCH SHOWS IN SOME CASES, THE EFFECT OF HAVING GOOD PEOPLE SKILLS HAD THE SAME IMPACT ON THE HEART AS TAKING AN ASPIRIN. Return to index of stories...


YOUNG ATHLETES-VO


NEW NUMBERS TONIGHT --

SHOW YOUNG ATHLETES FROM WEALTHY FAMILIES --

ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER WHAT'S CALLED AN "OVER-USE INJURY."

NEW STUDIES SHOW --

ATHLETES WITH PRIVATE INSURANCE ARE 68-PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO GET AN OVERUSE INJURY.

PRIVATELY INSURED ATHLETES WERE ALSO TWICE AS LIKELY TO SPECIALIZE IN ONE SPORT -- WHICH IS COMMONLY LINKED TO A HIGHER RISK OF OVERUSE INJURIES.

EXPERTS RECOMMEND TAKING REGULAR BREAKS FROM COMPETITIVE SPORTS AND WAITING UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL TO SPECIALIZE IN ONE SPORT. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA GYM HAS PLAYGROUND AND SPA-OC SOTVO


IT'S ONE OF FLORIDA'S BIGGEST FITNESS CENTERS AND TONIGHT WE'RE TAKING YOU INSIDE.

THE FACILITY IS CALLED LIFE TIME ATHLETIC LIFESPA TAMPA.

"We are the healthier life destination for the entire family."

THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF ACTIVITIES OFFRED THAT YOU DON'T USUALLY FIND IN A FITNESS CENTER.

CHECK OUT THIS INDOOR PLAYGROUND FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES

MOMS AND DADS CAN TAKE IN A LITTLE YOGA --

THEN HEAD TO THE SPA FOR MANIS, PEDIS, MASSAGES -- EVEN BOTOX INJECTIONS!

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GYM MEMBER TO GET THESE TOP OF THE LINE SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA GYM HAS PLAYGROUND AND SPA-SOTVO


""We can do everything from stress and resilience testing to sex hormone

testing. we can even do lipid test here as well."

ALSO FOR THE KIDS, THERE ARE EVERYTHING FROM FOREIGN LANGUAGE

CLASSES TO HOMEWORK SKILLS.

BUT ALL THE AMENITIES DON'T COME CHEAP. MEMBERSHIPS CAN COST

25-HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


"When we walked out the door the man goes "no no no!" Take your children and go back in now. Just go back in"

A TRIP TO THE ZOO TURNS TERRIFYING FOR FOLKS IN KANSAS CITY.

THE PLACE PUT ON LOCKDOWN

HOW SOME CLEVER CHIMPANZEES CAUSED SO MUCH CHAOS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-SOT VO


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CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-VO IN TCMON


FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS --

ZOOKEEPERS IN KANSAS CITY PANICKED ON THURSDAY.

A GROUP OF CHIMPANZEES DEVISED AN ELABORATE PLAN TO ESCAPE THEIR HABITS.

AND AS GARRETT HAAKE REPORTS --

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CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-PKG


CLOSING TIME AT THE KANSAS CITY ZOO, AND IT SEEMED FOR A WHILE IT WASN'T JUST THE PEOPLE HEADED FOR THE EXITS.

AROUND 4PM. SEVEN CHIMPANZEES SCALED THEIR ENCLOSURE WALL - PUTTING THE ENTIRE 200 ACRE ZOO ON A "CODE RED" LOCK DOWN FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF.

"When we walked out the door the man goes "no no no!" Take your children and go back in now. Just go back in"

"You could kind of hear it over the radio. It sounded like seven or so chimps were out."

"They put us in the penguin exhibit. And we had about 40 people in there. "

ZOO OFFICIALS SAY ONE CLEVER CHIMPANZEE RIPPED DOWN A SIX FOOT TREE BRANCH, AND USED IT TO CLIMB THE ENCLOSURE WALL.

HE BECKONED SIX OTHER CHIMPS TO FOLLOW HIM UP - THREE HOPPED DOWN THE OTHER SIDE INTO A ZOOKEEPER AREA.

"Chimps are so smart and they live in this big social group. So hey - I found a way out, why doesn't everybody come join me."

NICOLE HOLLAND WATCHED IT HAPPEN.

"We saw about three chimps on the 20 foot wall, on the ledge, and then they hopped over, one of them hopped over."

ZOOKEEPERS WALK THE EXHIBITS DAILY LOOKING FOR LARGE BRANCHES, BUT A ONE HUNDRED FIFTY POUND CHIMPANZEE IS STRONG ENOUGH TO PULL ONE CLEAN OFF A TREE, AND SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW TO USE IT.

"They will use that intelligence they have to. problem solve. Well, they solved a problem."

SOLVING A PROBLEM OF THEIR OWN, ZOOKEEPERS USED FOOD TO BAIT THE CHIMPS BACK TO THEIR ENCLOSURE.

SOME CAME FOR THEIR REGULAR DINNER. OTHERS, NEEDED AN EXTRA TREAT.

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CHIMPS ON THE LOOSE-OC


GARRETT HAAKE REPORTING.

TONIGHT --

ALL THE CHIMPS ARE BACK IN THEIR ENCLOSURES.

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ROYAL BOAT RACE-OC VO


A ROYAL FACEOFF.

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE TOOK ON HER HUSBAND TODAY AND WON.TWICE

THE COUPLE WENT HEAD TO HEAD IN A FRIENDLY YACHT COMPETITION IN AMERICA'S CUP.

THEY SAILED SEPARATE BOATS, ALONG A NEW ZEALAND HARBOR.

BOTH HAD HELP FROM HIGH-POWERED TEAMMATES.

AFTER THE RACE, PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE TOOK A RIDE ON AN AMPHIBIOUS CRAFT CALLED SEALEGS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


MORE THAN 3-THOUSAND DEATH A YEAR -- DISTRACTED DRIVING DRIVING IS BECOMING A DEADLY EPIDEMIC.

NEW AT 6 -- A LOOK AT THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY THAT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT IS USING TO STOP YOU FROM TEXTING WHILE DRIVING.

PLUS ---

A WARNING FOR HESS CUSTOMERS -- THE LATEST SCAM COULD BE COSTING YOU MONEY AT THESE PUMPS -- AT 6 -- FIND OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

AND --

"An increase to 75 mph means those drivers are going to push it even more, and the norm will be 80 or more on the highways in the state."

PRETTY SOON FLORIDA'S HIGHWAYS MAY START TO LOOK LIKE A RACE TRACK.

NEXT AT 6 -- YOU WHY SOME PEOPLE MAY BE CONSIDERING WEARING HELMETS WHEN DRIVING. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) DISTRACTED DRIVING-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) HESS WARNING-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) FAST DRIVERS-SOTVOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


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