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HL2) THROWING PACKAGES-trxNATVO TZ1 A POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-NATSVO
HL3) DRINKING WATER-trxVOTOPS TZ1B COW RESCUE-SS-SS
WX HL-WX WALL KIRA OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
DAN EAGLE ARREST-SS BNC POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-VO TOPS 2SHOT
DAN EAGLE ARREST-VO POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-PKG
DAN EAGLE ARREST-SOT POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-TAG
DAN EAGLE ARREST-BNC AFFIRMATIVE ACTION-OTS VO
VOTE-CLIP COW RESCUE-SS(4) TOPS
VOTER TURNOUT-OTS SS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
VOTER TURNOUT-LLPKG TEASE TWO------------
VOTER CONTINUING COVERAGE-SS TZ2 A DRINK 3 LITERS A DAY-SOTVO-WIPE
CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-2SHOT INTRO TZ2 B EARTH DAY SELFIES-VOTOPS
CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-LLPKG DRINK 3 LITERS A DAY-2-SHOT
SUNCOAST FIRE-OC VO WIPE DRINK 3 LITERS A DAY-PKG
SUNCOAST FIRE-SOTVO EARTH DAY SELFIES-OC VO OC
METH BOAT-OTS SS UNILEVER LESSS PLASTIC-OTS VO
SCHOOL FIGHT UPDATE-OTS VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
TAMPA BAY TEACHER FIRING-OC VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
TAMPA BAY TEACHER FIRING-SOTVO TZ3 A PREPPY POT PUSHERS-SOTVO
FCAT PROBLEMS-OTS TZ3 B GOLD BARS IN STOMACH-VO
NEW HEART TREATMENT-SOTVO TOPS OC TZ3 C S KOREA FERRY LATEST-VO
HENDRY PROTESTERS-OC VO WIPE FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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HEADLINES-------------


A car just went through a building. A church building, and we need an ambulance right now. Someone got gravely hurt.

NEW AT 5 --

HEAR 911 CALLS FROM THE MOMENTS AFTER A CAR CRASHED INTO A FORT MYERS CHURCH ON EASTER SUNDAY.

PLUS --

WE'LL GIVE YOU YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE RUBBLE INSIDE!

NATS OF PACKAGE HITTING THE GROUND

PLUS --

MUST-SEE VIDEO OF ONE LAZY POSTAL WORKER.

HIS SMASH-AND-DASH DELIVERY.

AND WAIT TIL YOU HEAR WHAT WAS INSIDE.

AND WE ALL KNOW WE SHOULD BE DRINKING MORE WATER.

BUT 3 LITERS A DAY?

SOME SAY THAT'S THE MAGIC NUMBER.

ONE WOMAN PUTS THE CELEBRITY SKIN SECRET TO THE TEST.

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


HL1) CAR INTO CHURCH-trxSOTVO


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HL2) THROWING PACKAGES-trxNATVO


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HL3) DRINKING WATER-trxVOTOPS


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WX HL-WX WALL


"A quiet week of weather"

"Mainly dry weather is expected warming temps through the weekend"

The week got off to a pleasant start with cool mornings and comfortable

afternoons. As we progress through the rest of the week, we'll continue to see a

mainly dry pattern with warming temperatures through the weekend.

As we head into the evening hours, expect mostly clear skies and temperatures

falling into the middle 70s. As winds go relatively calm overnight, a few areas

of fog may develop by tomorrow morning.

We'll start our Wednesday with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s, with

highs forecast to climb into the middle 80s during the afternoon. Mostly to

partly sunny skies will prevail and humidity levels will stay rather pleasant. A

weak cool front will try to push its way across north and central Florida

Wednesday and into Thursday, but will lose steam and fizzle out. All this means

for us, is a few more clouds across our skies and a very small window of

opportunity for a stray shower.

High pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern as we head into the

upcoming weekend keeping our rain prospects very low. Temperatures will get a

big boost into the upper 80s, while inland spots reach the lower 90s with

increasing humidity. Our next chance for rain arrives Wednesday and into early

Thursday of next week. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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DAN EAGLE ARREST-SS BNC


OUR BIG STORY AT 5 --

A LEE COUNTY LAWMAKER IS UNDER ARREST TONIGHT --

ACCUSED OF DRUNK DRIVING!

TALLAHASSEE POLICE ARRESTED STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE LAST NIGHT.

OFFICERS SAY HE RAN A TRAFFIC LIGHT LEAVING A TACO BELL EARLY IN THE MORNING --

THEN GOT PULLED OVER FOR D-U-I. Return to index of stories...


DAN EAGLE ARREST-VO


POLICE SAY EAGLE REFUSED TO TAKE A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST.

BUT COPS SAY HE SMELLED OF ALCOHOL --

AND STUMBLED GETTING OUT OF HIS CAR AFTER SMACKING A MEDIAN.

EAGLE WOULD ONLY RELEASE A STATEMENT TODAY --

SAYING POLICE ARE NOT GIVING A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENED.

BUT PEOPLE IN EAGLE'S DISTRICT OF CAPE CORAL ARE ANGRY --

ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU FACTOR IN WHAT HAPPENED WITH CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S COCAINE ARREST. Return to index of stories...


DAN EAGLE ARREST-SOT


06:07" I think we need to change the politicians we've go so many of them them that are just out for themselves." Ann Wells

12:33 "we're the hoo-has down in and you know in the south that everybody makes fun of." Hortensia Gil Return to index of stories...


DAN EAGLE ARREST-BNC


VOTERS ELECTED THE 30-YEAR-OLD EAGE TO THE HOUSE IN 2012.

HIS FATHER -- CAPE CORAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER GREG EAGLE -- RECENTLY BEGAN SERVING A SIX YEAR FEDERAL SENTENCE ON FRAUD CHARGES.

COMING UP AT SIX, WE'LL HAVE REACTION FROM REPUBLICAN LEADERS ABOUT THE YOUNGER EAGLE'S ARREST. Return to index of stories...


VOTE-CLIP


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VOTER TURNOUT-OTS SS


THE POLLS ARE STILL OPEN FOR A LITTLE LESS THAN TWO HOURS.

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST CONTENTIOUS, AND EXPENSIVE CONGRESSIONAL RACES IN STATE HISTORY.

THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR THE DISTRICT 19 CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IS ALSO ONE OF THE MOST WATCHED RACES IN THE COUNTRY.

THE WINNER GOES ONTO THE SPECIAL ELECTION IN JUNE TO REPLACE TREY RADEL, WHO RESIGNED IN SCANDAL.

ABC7'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS CAMPED OUTSIDE A POLLING STATION IN ESTERO WITH AN UPDATE ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING.

STACEY. Return to index of stories...


VOTER TURNOUT-LLPKG


More than 150,000 lee Cty residents can vote today.

They are all registered Republicans. As of about 10 minutes ago close

to 200 people at this location has cast a ballot today.

The polls opened at 7 AM and I've been in contact with the supervisor

of elections all afternoon. She tells me no major problems are being

reported at any of the 112 Lee County precincts

The only minor issue is some people from other precincts showing up to

go and people who are independent for Democrats wanting to vote.

There has been a steady stream of people at this location in a sterile

all afternoon and all tell us it's been a good experience Return to index of stories...


VOTER CONTINUING COVERAGE-SS


STAY TUNED IN TO ABC7 ON AIR. AND ONLINE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

WE'RE OF COURSE-

KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE RESULTS.

FULL COVERAGE STARTS. WHEN POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT AT SEVEN ON ABC7 NEWS. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-2SHOT INTRO


NEW TONIGHT AT 5 --

WE WANT TO PLAY FOR YOU THE 9-1-1 CALLS FROM THE MOMENTS --

AFTER A CAR PLOWED RIGHT INTO A CROWDED FORT MYERS CHURCH ON EASTER SUNDAY.

ALSO TODAY --

ABC 7'S JOE ROETZ WAS THE FIRST REPORTER TO BE ALLOWED INSIDE THAT DAMAGED CHURCH ON CENTRAL AVENUE.

JOE - SHOW US THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


CAR INTO CHURCH FOLLOW-LLPKG


PEWS PUSHED THROUGH WALLS.

RUBBLE LITTERED THROUGH THE FRONT OF WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CELEBRATION OF LIFE.

911 CALLS PAINT A CLEARER PICTURE OF THE PANIC THAT FOLLOWED A CAR LAUNCHING THROUGH THE SIDE OF SECOND HAITIAN BAPTIST CHURCH.

Call #4

16-23

A car just went through a building. A church building, and we need an ambulance right now. Someone got gravely hurt.

MARIE MASSON ADMITS SHE WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE LEXUS THAT CRASHED THROUGH THE SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE OFF CENTRAL AVENUE.

THE THIRTY YEAR OLD SAYS SHE TRIED TO HIT THE BRAKE SEVERAL TIMES - BUT THE CAR BARRELED THROUGH THE BRICK.

SENDING 18 PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

TODAY - PASTOR DESAMOUR LEONTES SAYS SHE IS STILL IN SHOCK- AS HE LOOKS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH HIS FLOCK.

42-47

Yes we still in shock because if people suffering.

-THE PASTOR TELLS ME TODAY HIS CONGREGATION IS STILL IN SHOCK, AS SEVERAL PEOPLE STILL MAKE A RECOVERY.

- NOW THE CLEANUP EFFORT BEGINS ALONG WITH PUSH TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO WORSHIP.

-THIS AFTERNOON, FORT MYERS POLICE TELL ME THIS REMAINS AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION- WITH NO CHARGES FILED.

- INVESTIGATORS WILL INSPECT THE CAR LATER THIS WEEK.

IN FORT MYERS, JOE ROETZ, ABC7 Return to index of stories...


SUNCOAST FIRE-OC VO WIPE


INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED AN EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO SEVIGNY ROAD AROUND 1 THIS MORNING.

THEY SAY TONIGHT THE DOUBLE WIDE TRAILER IS DESTROYED.

NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME-

OFFICERS SAY SQUATTERS WERE LIVING ON THE PROPERTY.

NEIGHBORS TELL ABC7 SOMEONE WAS MAKING METH AT THE HOUSE.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL DOESN'T BELIEVE THE FIRE WAS DRUG RELATED.

HE SAYS AT THIS POINT THEY AREN'T RULING ANYTHING OUT.

ABC 7 SPOKE TO THE PROPERTY OWNER. Return to index of stories...


SUNCOAST FIRE-SOTVO


""Police was here before and said there was a meth lab in there and

they raided it one time before. I don't know what HAPPEND at that raid

but I think they took some people to jail."

:15r

ABC 7 DISCOVERED THAT ON MARCH 15 DEPUTIES MADE A DRUG BUST AT THE HOUSE.

THEY ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE.

BOTH REMAIN IN CUSTODY TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


METH BOAT-OTS SS


METH, PARAPHERNALIA, AMMUNITION AND AN ALLIGATOR SKIN ALL FOUND ON A PUNTA GORDA BOAT.

DEPUTIES DISCOVERED THOSE ITEMS WHILE CHECKING ON THE SAFETY OF A HOUSEBOAT BEHIND A HOUSE ON BRYAN WAY.

THEY ARRESTED JENNIFER WATERS AND THADDEUS MAJTYKA ON DRUG CHARGES.

WATERS IS A CONVICTED FELSON AND IS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION.

THE MARINE PATROL UNIT TOWED THE BOAT CALLING IT AN ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING WHERE THE TWO GOT THE ALLIGATOR SKIN. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIGHT UPDATE-OTS VO


AN A-B-C 7 UPDATE NOW --

ON A MIDDLE SCHOOL BRAWL CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT *NOW* SAYS MORE STUDENTS WILL GET PUNISHMED.

CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURED THURSDAY'S FIGHT AT CORKSCREW MIDDLE SCHOOL.

INITIALLY --

THE SCHOOL ONLY SUSPENDED ONE GIRL -- THE GIRL WHO APPEARED *NOT* TO BE THE INSTIGATOR.

HER MOM WAS FURIOUS.

BUT DISTRICT LEADERS SAY THEY RECEIVED NEW INFORMATION YESTERDAY.

NOW MULTIPLE STUDENTS WILL BE PUNISHED. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY TEACHER FIRING-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

THE POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS THEY WILL FIRE A TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH ONE OF HER STUDENTS.

BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THAT.

JENNIFER FICHTER ADMITTED TO POLICE SHE GOT PREGNANT WITH THE 17-YEAR-OLD BOY'S BABY --

THEN HAD AN ABORTION.

BUT, IN 2008, SHE ALSO SUDDENLY RESIGNED FROM A TEACHING JOB IN ORLANDO.

DOCUMENTS SHOW SHE WAS ACCUSED OF SENDING INAPPROPRIATE TEXT MESSAGES TO AN EIGHTH GRADER THEN --

A BOY SHE REPORTEDLY TOLD A TEACHER SHE HAD FEELINGS FOR AND IMPLIED SHE WANTED TO HAVE SEX WITH. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY TEACHER FIRING-SOTVO


she did not state she worked at any other school district so basicallyher application was falsified.

THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

SHE NEVER TOLD POLK COUNTY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN ORANGE COUNTY.

HER LIES ARE THE REASON SHE'S FIRED.

SHE'S ALSO STILL IN JAIL --

AFTER BEING ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A MINOR. Return to index of stories...


FCAT PROBLEMS-OTS


TODAY - COLLIER COUNTY WAS ONE OF SEVERAL COUNTIES STATEWIDE HAVING DIFFICULTIES WITH F-CAT TESTING.

THE COMPANY THAT ADMINISTERS THE COMPUTER-BASED PORTION OF THE TESTING IS HAVING A PROBLEM WITH ITS HOST SERVER.

THAT'S CAUSING DELAYS FOR THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS.

ABC7 CHECKED WITH LEE COUNTY -- THEY'RE *NOT HAVING PROBLEMS.

STAY WITH ABC FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THIS COULD IMPACT YOUR STUDENT'S TESTING DATES. Return to index of stories...


NEW HEART TREATMENT-SOTVO TOPS OC


"I didn't think I was going to make it. I couldn't breathe."

UNTIL A NEW HEART PROCEDURE HELPED HER.

SHE, LIKE MANY OF YOU, BATTLE AORTIC STENOSIS.

IT'S A PROGRESSIVE DISEASE THAT AFFECTS BLOOD

FLOW TO YOUR HEART.

82-YEAR-OLD BARBARA ROY HAS IT.

AND BECAUSE OF HER AGE --

SHE COULDN'T DO OPEN HEART SURGERY.

SO INSTEAD --

SHE UNDERWENT A NEW PROCEDURE CALLED TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT.

DOCTORS PLACE A BALLOON CATHETER THROUGH EITHER THE GROIN OR THE RIBS.

IT INFLATES -- PLACING THE ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVE AND RESTORING BLOOD FLOW.

AND JUST A MONTH AFTER SURGERY --

BARBARA'S FEELING BETTER AND IS BACK DOING CHORES.

PATIENTS CAN GO HOME IN FOUR-TO-FIVE DAYS AND EXPECT TO GET BACK TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES IN ONE TO TWO WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


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A BATTLE IS BREWING OVER ELECTRICITY AND NATURE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

F-P-L IS LOOKING INTO BUILDING A NEW POWER PLANT.

BUT TODAY --

PROTESTERS ARE LASHING OUT SAYING IT WOULD DISRUPT WILDLIFE IN HENDRY COUNTY

THE SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA SAYS THE PLANT WOULD BE JUST A "STONES THROW AWAY" FROM ITS

RESERVATION --

ENDANGERING ALREADY ENDANGERED WILDLIFE --

AND PUTTING HISTORIC ARTIFACTS AT RISK.

SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE COUNTY RE-ZONED 3,000 ACRES JUST NORTH OF THE

BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION.

WE SPOKE TO THE ELECTRIC COMPANY TODAY WHO SAYS--

THERE ARE NO PLANS RIGHT NOW TO BUILD A POWER PLANT. Return to index of stories...


HENDRY PROTESTERS-SOTVO


we have no specific plans right now. We have purchased this

property. but it is just one of many pieces of property we own across

the state and if and when there are ever plans to move forward-- we

will definitely let the public know and get them involved

THE TRIBE FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY ABOUT REZONING USE.

IT WAS SET TO GO BEFORE A HENDRY COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY---

BUT ITS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JULY. Return to index of stories...


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


NATS Package hitting the ground

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

PACKAGE AFTER PACKAGE.

POSTAL WORKERS DESTROYING EXPENSIVE ITEMS.

WHAT THE POSTAL SERVICE IS DOING TONIGHT.

PLUS --

STUCK IN THE MUD!

LOOK AT THE COW!

HOW IT GOT TRAPPED FOR 24 HOURS IN FORT MYERS --

AND THE CLEVER WAY CREWS PULLED IT TO SAFETY.

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


TZ1 A POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-NATSVO


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TZ1B COW RESCUE-SS-SS


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KIRA 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.

"A quiet week of weather"

"Mainly dry weather is expected warming temps through the weekend"

The week got off to a pleasant start with cool mornings and comfortable

afternoons. As we progress through the rest of the week, we'll continue to see a

mainly dry pattern with warming temperatures through the weekend.

As we head into the evening hours, expect mostly clear skies and temperatures

falling into the middle 70s. As winds go relatively calm overnight, a few areas

of fog may develop by tomorrow morning.

We'll start our Wednesday with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s, with

highs forecast to climb into the middle 80s during the afternoon. Mostly to

partly sunny skies will prevail and humidity levels will stay rather pleasant. A

weak cool front will try to push its way across north and central Florida

Wednesday and into Thursday, but will lose steam and fizzle out. All this means

for us, is a few more clouds across our skies and a very small window of

opportunity for a stray shower.

High pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern as we head into the

upcoming weekend keeping our rain prospects very low. Temperatures will get a

big boost into the upper 80s, while inland spots reach the lower 90s with

increasing humidity. Our next chance for rain arrives Wednesday and into early

Thursday of next week. Return to index of stories...


POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-VO TOPS 2SHOT


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A U-S POSTAL WORKER SLAMMING PACKAGES TO THE GROUND.

TOSSING THE PACKAGES -- MARKED FRAGILE -- OUT OF AN S-U-V.

LITTLE DID THEY KNOW --

CAMERAS RECORDED THE WHOLE THING.

THE COUPLE PUT UP THE CAMERAS TRYING TO CATCH OR PREVENT BURGLARS --

INSTEAD THEY CAUGHT THE MAILMAN.

AND HERE'S THE REST OF THE STORY.

ONE OF THOSE TOSSED PACKAGES -- NOW SMASHED -- CONTAINED A 400 DOLLAR KINDLE FIRE.

KATE SPRINGER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-PKG


HANDLED WITH **NO CARE.

WATCH AS THE POSTAL WORKER LAUNCHES THE PACKAGES OUT THE WINDOW.

CAPTURED BY SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS POINTED AT THE SCOTT COUNTY COUPLE'S DRIVEWAY.

A SIGN NEXT TO THEIR MAILBOX EVEN ADVERTISES THEIR PROPERTY IS MONITORED.

LISTEN AS EACH PACKAGE HITS THE GROUND.

Nats.

DISCOVERED BY HOMEOWNER JILL SMITH. WHOSE EXCITEMENT FOR HER NEW TABLET TURNED TO DISMAY.

"I was astounded!

I could barely talk.

I just ran and got my husband and said you have got to watch this.

THE SMALLEST OF THE BOXES. CONTAINING THE HIGH PRICED TABLET. RICOCHETS OFF THE JEEP.

You order these high dollar items from Amazon, you expect them to be delivered properly and you see them being tossed across your driveway.

THE SMITHS CONTACTED LEX 18 WITH THE VIDEO AFTER THEY SAY THEY CONTACTED THEIR LOCAL POST OFFICE AND GOT LITTLE RESPONSE.

WE SHARED THE VIDEO WITH THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE WHO RELEASED THIS STATEMENT. QUOTE:

"IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING AND DOES NOT REPRESENT THE KIND OF SERVICE WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE OUR CUSTOMERS.

THIS MATTER IS CURRENTLY BEING INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TAKEN WITH REGARDS TO THE EMPLOYEE AND OUR CUSTOMER," END QUOTE.

We order almost everything online.

We're always getting packages delivered from the United States Postal Service and now I have zero confidence in how my packages are being cared for. Return to index of stories...


POSTAL WORKER THROWS PACKAGES-TAG


AMAZON TOLD THE SMITHS --

IF THEIR KINDLE STOPS WORKING IN THE FUTURE THEY'LL SEND THEM A NEW ONE, USING A DIFFERENT CARRIER. Return to index of stories...


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION-OTS VO


ALL NEW ON ABC7 AT FIVE -

A NEW RULING FROM THE U-S SUPREME COURT COULD HAVE A RIPPLE IMPACT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE JUSTICES UPHELD A MICHIGAN STATE LAW BANNING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS.

THE COURT FOUND A LOWER COURT DID NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO SET THE LAW ASIDE.

THE LAW BARS PUBLICALLY FUNDED COLLEGES FROM GRANTING PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP BASED ON RACE, SEX, COLOR, ETHNICITY OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.

BLACK AND LATINO ENROLLMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HAS DROPPED SINCE THE BAN TOOK EFFECT IN 2006.

CALIFORNIA AND WASHINGTON STATE HAVE SIMILAR BANS. Return to index of stories...


COW RESCUE-SS(4) TOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

AN UNUSUAL RESCUE IN FORT MYERS.

A COW GOT STUCK IN THE MUD FOR 24 HOURS.

IT WAS STUCK NEAR COLONIAL BOULEVARD AND TREELINE AVENUE YESTERDAY.

THE LARGE ANIMAL EMERGENCY RESCUE TEAM ALONG WITH THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, AND ALVA FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKED TO GET THE COW OUT.

THEY USED MUD LANCES AND WATER TO GET IT OUT.

THE COW WAS WEAK-

BUT ALERT AND EATING.

SHE'S NOW BACK WITH HER OWNER. Return to index of stories...


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


Sabrina Bachai - "I felt like I was sleeping better/and I felt like my skin looked fuller."

SHE PUTS WATER TO THE TEST.

THE 3-LITER CHALLENGE.

IT'S THE NOT-SO-SECRET BEAUTY REGIMEN OF THE CELEBRITIES.

BUT IS THAT TOO MUCH WATER.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU THE RESULTS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A DRINK 3 LITERS A DAY-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ2 B EARTH DAY SELFIES-VOTOPS


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DRINK 3 LITERS A DAY-2-SHOT


DRINKING WATER. IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

WATER HELPS YOUR JOINTS, PROTECTS YOUR SPINAL CORD, FLUSHES TOXINS AND REGULATES YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE.

BUT HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

ONE LADY STARTED DRINKING --

THREE LITERS EVERY DAY.

SWEARS BY IT.

BUT WE WANTED TO DIG DEEPER.

ABC'S SARA HAINES LOOKED INTO HEAVY-DUTY WATER DRINKING. Return to index of stories...


DRINK 3 LITERS A DAY-PKG


TRK 1: 11 SECONDS

CELEBRITIES SWEAR BY ITFROM GWYNETH PALTROWTO JESSICA ALBAEVEN JENNIFER

LOPEZA-LISTERS WITH GLOWING SKIN WHO CREDIT DRINKING *LOTS* OF WATER AS ONE

OF THEIR BEAUTY SECRETS

TRK 2: 9 SECONDS

SO ONE NEW YORK CITY HEALTHCARE JOURNALIST PUT IT TO THE TEST

HERSELFDRINKING 3 LITERS OF WATER A DAY TO SEE IF IT WOULD IMPROVE *HER*

SKIN

Sabrina Bachai 01:00:54 I was on Instagram and / I saw this girl and I saw

that she had beautiful skin and hair and she said she drank 3 liters of

water a day and that was her secret/my skin is kind of dry so I figured it

would be a good way to see how it worked

TRK 3: 9 SECONDS

SO FOR ONE WEEK SABRINA BACHAI DRANK 3 LITERS OF GOOD OLD

H20 A DAY THAT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN EIGHT 12 OUNCE GLASSES OF WATER

TRK 4: 3 SECONDS

A TIP THAT HELPED HER DRINK ALL THIS WATER?-A STRAW!

Sabrina I feel like it goes fasterit's just easier for me

TRK 5: 4 SECONDS

SHE SAYS DIDN'T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT HER DIET AND KEPT HER NORMAL GYM

ROUTINE

Sara Haines: Did you see any results?

Sabrina Bachai I felt like I was sleeping better/and I felt like my skin

looked fuller. You know you have little lines on your face. I just feel like

it filled those up.

TRK 6: 4 SECONDS

IN ADDITION TO FEELING HEALTHIER-SHE SAYS ALSO LOST 2 POUNDS!

Sara Haines/people talk about weight loss with water toowere you as hungry

when you were drinking?

Sabrina Bachai 01:04:20/ I wasn't snacking as much so that helped curb my

appetite a little bit. Cuz a lot of times when you're hungry-youre not

really hungry. Youre just thirsty.

TRK 7: 3 SECONDS

BUT THERE *WAS* ONE PITFALL TO THE EXPERIMENT.

Sabrina Bachai Using the bathroom-I know it's like a natural thing you have

to do it-but using the bathroom 7,8 times during the work day it was going

almost every hour.

TRK 8: 2 SECONDS

SO TO CELEBRATE SABRINA'S SUCCESS-

nat

TRK 9: 2 SECONDS

THE TWO OF US TOASTEDWITH WATER OF COURSE!

01:17:37 Sarah and sabrina drinking water

"I can't keep up with you!"

TRK 10: 4 SECONDS

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EARTH DAY SELFIES-OC VO OC


GET YOUR CELL PHONES OUT!

NASA IS KICKING OFF A GLOBAL "SELFIE EVENT" FOR EARTH DAY.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS!

YOU SNAP A PHOTO OF YOURSELF, THEN POST IT ON ONE OF FIVE SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITES -- INCLUDING FACEBOOK.

JUST MAKE SURE YOU USE A HASHTAG OF "GLOBAL-SELFIE."

NASA WILL THEN USE THOSE PHOTOS TO CREATE A MOSAIC IMAGE OF EARTH.

YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, GOOGLE-PLUS AND FLICKR. Return to index of stories...


UNILEVER LESSS PLASTIC-OTS VO


ALSO IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY-

UNILEVER ANNOUNCED IT WILL CUT THE AMOUNT OF PLASTIC IN ITS PRODUCTS BY 15 PERCENT.

THE BEAUTY COMPANY MAKES PRODUCTS SUCH AS DOVE, AXE AND SUAVE.

UNILEVER PLANS TO USE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO INJECT TINY GAS POCKETS INTO BOTTLE WALLS THAT WILL REDUCE THE WEIGHT AND AMOUNT OF PLASTIC USED. Return to index of stories...


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


"They were going to do whatever they needed to do to make sure

that no one threatened their business."

RICH KIDS.

CUFFED AND CHARGED.

THE PREPPY PUSHERS ACCUSED OF RUNNING A DRUG RING TARGETING YOUR CHILDREN.

TONIGHT --

HOW OFFICERS BUSTED THEM WITH POT, COCAINE AND OTHER PARTY DRUGS.

LOOK AT THIS --

A SERIOUSLY GOLDEN STOMACH.

WHY A MAN PUT 12 GOLD BARS IN HIS BODY.

THE BUST YOU NEED TO SEE.

THEN --

WE NOW HAVE AN EXPLANATION.

FIND OUT *EXACTLY* WHY A FERRY SANK IN SOUTH KOREA --

KILLING AT LEAST 100, AND LIKELY MANY, MANY MORE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A PREPPY POT PUSHERS-SOTVO


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TZ3 B GOLD BARS IN STOMACH-VO


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TZ3 C S KOREA FERRY LATEST-VO


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