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DIRECTORS PAGE SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-PKG
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-ONCAM
LIVE POWERBALL DRAWING-IRD5LIVE OFFICER TRIPS PEOPLE AT SOCCER GAME-VO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP TSA PATS DOWN KIDS-TRX-VOTOPS
MAN TAKING PICS OF KIDS-TC MON SOT VO BABY WOODPECKERS FALL-VO-WIPE
MAN TAKING PICS OF KIDS-SOTVO BABY WOODPECKERS FALL-SOTVO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP WEDDING COSTS FOR GUESTS-VO
TEEN DISAPPEARS IN CANAL-VO-WIPE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
TEEN DISAPPEARS IN CANAL-SOTVO USF GRADUATION-VO
TEEN DISAPPEARS IN CANAL-SOTVO TEASE TWO-POP
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN COLLIER-VO TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-TRX-VOTOPS NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
CVS CHEMICAL SPILL-VO-WIPE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CVS CHEMICAL SPILL-SOTVO RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS
EXECUTION TONIGHT-TRX-SS WRIGLEY FIELD-VOPOPM
PUNTA GORDA FLASHER-SS WRIGLEY FIELD-VOTOPS
ATM ROBBERY-VO-WIPE TWINS RAYS-VOTOPS
ATM ROBBERY-SOT-SS CLEWISTON VEROT-VOTOPS
DANE EAGLE IN TALLY-SOTVO NORT BARRON-VOTOPS
TEXTING & DRIVING FATALITIES-BNC TAMPA BAY BUCS-POPMON
E CIG BAN-VOTOPS TAMPA BAY BUCS-CGVO
FL TEEN MARRIAGE-BNC TAMPA BAY BUCS-SOTOPS
TEEN STOWAWAY FATHER SPEAKS-VO DOLPHINS-CGTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP MIAMI HEAT-popmon
TEASE ONE------------ MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS
TZ1A SQUATTERS IN VETERANS HOME-SOTVO MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS
TZ1B BABY WOODPECKERS-VOTOPS MAVS SPURS-VOTOPS
KIRA STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP SFCA-VOTOPS
WEATHER-PWC SFCA-SOTTOPSOTTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL NAPLES GOLF-VIDBOX
TZ EXTRA------------ FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
A) SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-VOTOPS TOSS TO BREAK-POP
B) SOCCER GAME-EANIBOX LUCKY LOTTO WINNER-SSTOPS-WIPE
C) TSA PAT DOWN-EANIBOX USF GRADUATION ETTIQUETTE-SSTOPS
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-TC MON  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


NEXT AT 11 --

A MUST-SEE STORY!

A FLORIDA SOLDIER'S OVERSEAS --

AND HE JUST FOUND OUT *SQUATTERS* ARE LIVING AT HIS HOUSE RENT-FREE.

HE CALLS THEM CRIMNALS.

SO WHY WON'T THE GOVERNMENT *KICK THEM OUT?*

FIND OUT ON ABC7 AFTER POWERBALL! Return to index of stories...


LIVE POWERBALL DRAWING-IRD5LIVE


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


MAN TAKING PICS OF KIDS-TC MON SOT VO


OUR BIG STORY AT 11 --

MOMS AND DADS IN ONE SOUTH FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD ARE RATTLED TONIGHT --

THINKING ABOUT A CREEPY MAN STALKING THEIR STREETS.

A MAN THAT EVEN YOUNG CHILDREN *INSTINCTUALLY* KNEW WAS TROUBLE.

#Molly Gates

#Mother

"they said the guy looked creepy and they kind of just knew something wasn't right."

MOLLY GATES' TWO DAUGHTERS WERE PLAYING WITH KIDS IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD OFF GLADIOLUS.

THEY SPOTTED A MAN PULLING UP IN A CAR.

HE SMILED AT THEM.

HE SNAPPED A PICTURE.

THEN HE FLIPPED IT INTO REVERSE AND DROVE AWAY.

BUT THE GIRLS -- 4, 5, 6, AND 8 YEARS OLD -- FELT FUNNY.

THEY RAN INSIDE AND TOLD A PARENT. Return to index of stories...


MAN TAKING PICS OF KIDS-SOTVO


#Ted Gates

#Father

46:11 "not comfortable with that at all. Some guy would be motivated to drive around and snap pictures of small children. That's not cool."

HERE'S WHAT WE UNCOVERED TONIGHT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES RAN ADDED PATROLS THROUGH THE AREA --

ESPECIALLY ON COCA SABAL LANE IN FORT MYERS.

PARENTS ARE FORCING THEIR KIDS TO TAKE STRICT PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES TOO.

ONE MOM CALLS THIS A "WALK-UP CALL!" Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEEN DISAPPEARS IN CANAL-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT A MISSING CAPE CORAL TEEN'S FAMILY IS HOPING THEIR WORDS WILL BRING HOME THE MISSING BOY.

ALSO NEW TONIGHT - WE'RE HEARING FROM A WOMAN WHO THINKS SHE SAW HIM AFTER OFFICERS THOUGHT HE DROWNED.

ERIK SANCHEZ WENT MISSING THIS MORNING.

FRIENDS SAY HE THREATENED TO KILL HIMSELF AND JUMPED INTO A CANAL OFF OF MOHAWK PARKWAY.

OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS AND THE DIVE TEAM SEARCHED THE CANAL FOR HOURS --

THE NEVER FOUND THE 19-YEAR-OLD.

ABC7 SPOKE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS WHO RUSHED IN FROM MIAMI.

THEY CALL SANCHEZ TROUBLED AND THINK HE'S STILL ALIVE AND ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


TEEN DISAPPEARS IN CANAL-SOTVO


Virginia Perez, Missing Teens Aunt

17:00-17:06 "you're helpless. Like you don't know what to do. You don't know where to look. You don't know what could have happened to him or where he is. "

ONE WOMAN SAYS SHE SAW SANCHEZ RUN FROM THE CANAL. Return to index of stories...


TEEN DISAPPEARS IN CANAL-SOTVO


Dana Schaufel, witness

7:03-7:11 "I came out and I look through my window and and I see this young guy in black shorts, no shirt running through my yard. "

SHE LIVES A BLOCK AWAY AND DOESN'T KNOW WHERE THE TEEN WENT.

IF YOU SEE SANCHEZ CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN COLLIER-VO


NEW SINCE 7 --

DEPUTIES SWARMED A NEIGHBORHOOD IN COLLIER COUNTY TONIGHT --

CHECKING ON SOMETHING SUSPCIOUS.

COLLIER DEPUTIES TELL US AN OFF DUTY DEPUTY SPOTTED THE ACTIVITY NEAR GREY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB.

SOURCES SAY THAT DEPUTY SAW A VAN BACK INTO THE WOODS.

TWO MEN JUMPED OUT --

POSSIBLY WEARING FULL TACTICAL GEAR.

MORE DEPUTIES THEN SEARCHED THE AREA --

BUT DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING.

STRANGE SITUATION --

AND WE'LL KEEP FOLLOWING IT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-TRX-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

COMMUNITIES IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE STILL NERVOUS BECAUSE OF A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOODS.

CRIME STOPPERS RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM ONE OF THE INCIDENTS.

AND SINCE WE AIRED THIS VIDEO LAST WEEK --

THE COLLIER COUNTY TASK FORCE SAYS IT'S RECEIVED SIX ADDITIONAL TIPS - GIVING THEM A TOTAL OF 27.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'RE HANDING THE VIDEO OVER TO THE F-B-I.

THEY HOPE THE FEDS CAN ENHANCE THE IMAGE -- TO GET A BETTER DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


CVS CHEMICAL SPILL-VO-WIPE


NEW AT 11 --

PARAMEDICS RUSHED SIX WORKERS TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A CHEMICAL SPILL AT A NAPLES C-V-S.

EMPLOYEES AT THE DRUGSTORE ON THE CORNER OF 41 AND COLLIER BOULEVARD CALLED EMERGENCY SERVICES THIS AFTERNOON.

THEY CLAIMED TO HAVE A METALLIC TASTE IN THEIR MOUTHS AND COULD BARELY BREATHE.

CREWS FOUND A POWDERED MEDICAL SUBSTANCE THAT SPILLED EARLIER IN THE DAY.

IT'S USED TO MAKE ANTIBIOTICS.

THE WORKERS ARE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


CVS CHEMICAL SPILL-SOTVO


Asst chief Nolan sapp

east Naples-golden gate fire and rescue

"They've just been working around it all day and then just stirring it all up and then while they're working in the area they're inhaling that while they're working."

THE SPILL WAS CONTAINED TO A SMALL PART OF THE PHARMACY'S CARPET.

CREWS REMOVED THAT SECTION TONIGHT.

THE STORE WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


EXECUTION TONIGHT-TRX-SS


FLORIDA JUST EXECUTED A MAN WHO KILLED TWO RELATIVES 24 YEARS AGO

ROBERT HENDRIX KILLED HIS COUSIN AND HIS COUSIN'S WIFE AT THEIR LAKE COUNTY HOME.

HE DID IT TO STOP HIS COUSIN FROM TESTIFYING AGAINST HIM IN A BURGLARY TRIAL.

HENDRIX IS THE FOURTH PERSON PUT TO DEATH IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA FLASHER-SS


A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS ACCUSED OF FLASHING A WOMAN DURING HER JOG TODAY.

THE WOMAN SAYS HE EXPOSED HIMSELF AS SHE RAN PAST HER ON GILCHRIST BRIDGE.

POLICE ARRTESED JOHN MIELKE ON THE BRIDGE A SHORT TIME LATER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR INDECENT EXPOSURE SEVERAL TIMES. DATING BACK TO THE SIXTIES Return to index of stories...


ATM ROBBERY-VO-WIPE


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHER'S QUICK THINKING --

MAY HAVE SAVED HER LIFE *AND* HER SON'S LIFE.

AMANDA HEARY SAYS SHE WAS HELD UP AT GUN POINT --

AT A "BANK OF AMERICA" A-T-M IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

HER 7 YEAR OLD SON WAS RIGHT NEXT TO HER.

SHE DECIDED TO DITCH THE DEPOSIT SHE WAS PLANNING ON --

AND HIT "FAST CASH" INSTEAD.

SHE THEN OFFERED THE SUSPECT 200 DOLLARS TO LEAVE.

TONIGHT SHE HAS A MESSAGE TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


ATM ROBBERY-SOT-SS


Sot Amanda Heary, Victim

14:56 try not to use the ATM at night and be very very aware if your surroundings bc it happens in the blink of an eye 02

DEPUTIES SWARMED THE AREA --

AND FOUND THIS MAN IN THE BUSHES.

HE'S 17.

SHAMAR BLAIR NOW FACES AN ARMED ROBBERY CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE IN TALLY-SOTVO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STATE REP NOW SAYS.

HE'S SORRY.

WE SENT AN ABC7 REPORTER TO TALLAHASSEE TO CONFRONT DANE EAGLE ABOUT HIS DUI ARREST.

"What do you have to say to the people of Southwest Florida though

individually who are you know getting pretty tired of the people they

elect get in trouble? " Yeah, I'm sorry for the situation that I am

in."

OFFICERS PULLED EAGLE OVER EARLY MONDAY MORNING AFTER RUNNING A RED LIGHT.

HE REFUSED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS.

HE SAYS RIGHT NOW --

HIS MAIN FOCUS IS THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

ONCE IT'S OVER --

HE SAYS HE WILL BE FULLY TRANSPARENT WITH THE PEOPLE HE REPRESENTS IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING & DRIVING FATALITIES-BNC


TONIGHT - A BILL TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING TEXTING IS ON GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S DESK.

IT PASSED THE STATE LEGISLATURE TODAY.

IT WOULD MAKE TEXTING RELATED FATALITIES PUNISHABLE BY UP TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


E CIG BAN-VOTOPS


TODAY THE STATE HOUSE VOTED TO BAN THE SALE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN.

SUPPORTERS SAY E-CIGS ATTRACT TEENS TO SMOKING TOBACCO.

THE SENATE APPROVED THE BILL.

BUT THE HOUSE TACKED ON AN AMENDMENT.

SO THE SENATE MUST VOTE ON IT AGAIN, BEFORE IT HEADS TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S DESK. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN MARRIAGE-BNC


THE HOUSE ALSO PASSED A BILL TODAY --

THAT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 TO GET MARRIED IN FLORIDA.

LAST YEAR -- 9 FLORIDA TEENS UNDER 16 GOT MARRIED WITH THE APPROVAL OF THEIR PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


TEEN STOWAWAY FATHER SPEAKS-VO


NEW CLUES ARE COMING TO LIGHT TONIGHT --

IN THE CASE OF THE STOWAWAY TEEN.

THE ONE WHO FLEW FROM CALIFORNIA TO HAWAII IN THE WHEEL WELL OF A JET.

THE BOY'S FATHER IS NOW SPEAKING OUT ONLINE.

HE SAYS HE WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT HIS SON'S DANGEROUS TRIP.

THE BOY TRANSFERRED TO A NEW SCHOOL THIS YEAR --

AND HIS FATHER SAYS HE WAS STRUGGLING IN SOME CLASSES.

HE ADDED --

HIS SON ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT GOING BACK TO AFRICA.

HE HAS FAMILY THERE.

THE TEEN TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT'S WHERE HE WAS TRYING TO GO.

RIGHT NOW --

HE'S STILL IN THE HOSPTIAL IN HAWAII. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 11 OPEN Return to index of stories...


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


"They're criminals in my house."

HE'S SERVING OUR COUNTRY.

AND THEY'RE HELPING THEMSELVES TO HIS HOUSE.

TONIGHT --

A MUST-SEE STORY.

HOW FLORIDA SQUATTERS ARE *GETTING AWAY* WITH THIS --

LIVING RENT-FREE AT A SOLDIER'S EXPENSE!

PLUS --

ONLY ON 7 --

SOME OF THE TINIEST BIRDS YOU'VE EVER SEEN!

BUT WE'RE FINDING OUT WHY *SO MANY* OF THE BABY BIRDS --

ARE GETTING HURT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

AD-LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1A SQUATTERS IN VETERANS HOME-SOTVO


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TZ1B BABY WOODPECKERS-VOTOPS


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KIRA STORMWARN OPEN-CLIP


KIRA STORMWARN OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


"A quiet week of weather"

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

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, patchy fog may develop once again by early tomorrow morning.

We'll start our Thursday with temperatures in the 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 for this time of year. The remnants of a weak cool front combined with a ripple of energy in the upper atmosphere means a few more clouds across our skies and a very small window of opportunity for a stray afternoon shower across our inland communities.

For Friday and beyond, high pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern 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...


TZ EXTRA------------


SQUATTERS WIN.

A SOLDIER LOSES.

JUST SECONDS AWAY --

SEE THE STORY OF A FLORIDA MILITARY MAN WHO'S GOT STRANGERS LIVING AT HIS HOUSE RENT-FREE.

WHY THE GOVERNMENT WON'T STOP IT!

PLUS --

TWO STUNNING VIDEOS INVOLVING KIDS.

WHY THEY'RE GETTING TRIPPED *AND* PATTED DOWN --

IN JUST 60 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-VOTOPS


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B) SOCCER GAME-EANIBOX


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C) TSA PAT DOWN-EANIBOX


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-TC MON


HE SERVED IN AFGHANISTAN.

IS STATIONED IN HAWAII.

HE OWNS A HOUSE IN FLORIDA.

AN ARMY SOLDIER WANTS TO RENT IT OUT BUT CAN'T.

SQUATTERS -- CONVICTED CRIMINALS -- HAVE TAKEN OVER AND THERE'S NOTHING THE LAW CAN DO.

IN YOUR ABC7 EXTRA -- WHY THE LAW IS WORKING AGAINST A FLORIDA HOMEOWNER. A SOLDIER WHO WORKS FOR YOU. Return to index of stories...


SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-PKG


"I have never spoke to these people in my life."

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SPEAKING VIA SKYPE FROM HAWAII --

SPECIALIST MICHAEL SHARKEY SAYS SQUATTERS HAVE TAKEN OVER HIS HOUSE.

THOSE SQUATTERS

--

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JULIO ORTIZ AND HIS GIRLFRIEND, FATIMA.

--

"I don't want no problems. I'm like, you could see my jacket. I'm 42 years old. I don't got nothing - not a ticket."

--

NOT TRUE -

ORTIZ HAS A LENGHTY CRIMINAL RECORD.

SO DOES HE GIRLFRIEND.

THE COUPLE STARTED LIVING -- RENT FREE!!! -- IN THE ARMY SOLDIER'S HOUSE MONTHS AGO.

HOW?

ORTIZ SHOWED US.

--

"As you can see.look. They didn't have no cabinets. I put cabinets. I put stove. I put everything in this house."

--

HE WAS CONTRACTED TO WORK ON THE HOUSE. SO IT COULD BE USED AS RENTAL PROPERTY.

SPECIALIST SHARKEY -- OUR ARMY VETERAN -- WAS IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAID FOR THE WORK DONE BY HIS NEW RESIDENT SQUATTER.

--

"these people took advantage of it and just decided to move in."

--

BUT SPECIALIST SHARKEY IS STUCK WITH THE CONVICTED CRIMINAL.

THE LAW IS ON THE SQUATTER'S SIDE.

UNLESS A JUDGE ISSUES A FORMAL EVICTION NOTICE -- ORTIZ CAN STAY.

--

"Just because they're in the house and they took up residence they can live there. Okay, so I can go down the street and find an empty house and just kick in the door and start living there and that's my residence. I don't think that would work."

--

IT IS WORKING IN FLORIDA -- AT LEAST AT THIS HOUSE IN NEW PORT RICHEY IN PASCO COUNTY.

THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE TO THE SOLDIER WHO UPHOLDS THE LAW AND DEFENDS THE COUNTRY.

--

"I want the people out. They are criminals living in my house." Return to index of stories...


SQUATTERS IN VETERAN HOME-ONCAM


GET THIS - ORTIZ ALSO CHANGED THE LOCKS!

SPECIALIST SHARKEY AND HIS WIFE ARE WORKING TO KICK THESE UNWANTED HOUSE GUESTS TO THE CURB, BUT IT WILL TAKE TIME.

IN THE MEANTIME -- HE'S TURNED OFF WATER TO THE HOUSE.

THAT'S NOT STOPPING THE SQUATTERS -- THEY'RE USING BUCKETS FOR WATER. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER TRIPS PEOPLE AT SOCCER GAME-VO


UP NEXT --

TWO MUST SEE VIDEOS!

FIRST --

A TEXAS POLICE OFFICER IS FACING AN INVESTIGATION.

HE'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

TRIPPING TEENAGERS AT A SOCCER GAME.

WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTED AREA!

YOU SEE A UNIFORMED OFFICER *STICKING HIS LEG OUT* --

AS STUDENTS RUN ONTO THE FIELD.

STUDENTS AT THIS HIGH SCHOOL IN AUSTIN ALSO SAW THE OFFICER PUSHING PEOPLE!

THAT OFFICER IS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE TONIGHT --

WHILE INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATES. Return to index of stories...


TSA PATS DOWN KIDS-TRX-VOTOPS


AND NOW TO MORE NEW VIDEO AT 11!

T-S-A OFFICERS ARE PATTING DOWN. TWO LITTLE KIDS.

A TWO-YEAR-OLD!

AND A SIX-YEAR OLD!

THIS VIDEO HAS GONE VIRAL ON THE WEB.

THE PERSON WHO POSTED IT SAYS HIS KIDS WERE SELECTED "AS USUAL" FOR A SECURITY CHECK -- BECAUSE OF HIS NAME.

THE T-S-A HAS NOT RESPONDED TO THE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


BABY WOODPECKERS FALL-VO-WIPE


TWO NEW BORN WOOD PECKERS ARE SAFE TONIGHT --

AFTER THEIR NEST FELL OUT OF A TREE.

I WANT YOU TO SEE THESE LITTLE ONE.

THEY'RE LESS THAN A WEEK OLD.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS IN SPRINGTIME THEY'RE SWAMPED WITH PEOPLE FINDING NESTS.

WE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.

CONSERVANCY WORKERS TELL US TO KEEP THE BABIES WARM. YOU CAN USE HEATING BLANKETS.

IMMEDIATELY CALL THE CONSERVANCY. Return to index of stories...


BABY WOODPECKERS FALL-SOTVO


Jonee Miller, Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist

:06:38 Keep them warm! Babies are very sensitive to be getting cold-

especially when they had nothing to protect them- these guys were

completed naked when they came in- no feathers at all.

:08

RIGHT NOW THE CONSERVANCY IS CARING FOR 35 CHICKS --

THEY EXPECT TO TREAT AT LEAST 70 BY THE END OF MAY. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING COSTS FOR GUESTS-VO


I'M PLANNING A WEDDING RIGHT NOW - AND IT FORCES YOU TO DIG DEEP. IT'S EXPENSIVE!

GUESS WHAT - IF YOU'RE A GUEST TO WEDDINGS THIS YEAR. YOU ALSO NEED TO SAVE.

AMERICAN EXPRESS ESTIMATES --

THE AVERAGE GUEST SPENDS ALMOST 600 DOLLARS PER WEDDING.

THAT INCLUDES, TRAVEL, GIFTS AND ATTIRE.

LET'S SAVE SOME MONEY FOR YOU --

PLAN EARLY.

BOOK TICKETS AND GO AHEAD AND BUY THAT WEDDING PRESENT.

LESS EXPENSIVE REGISTRY ITEMS GO FIRST.

HERE'S AN IDEA -- GIFT CARD! Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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USF GRADUATION-VO


NO HIGH-STEPPING.

NO MARCHING.

NO STROLLING.

AND NO SELFIES??

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

WHY ONE FLORIDA UNIVERSITY'S *BANNING* THE SELF PORTRAITS. AT GRADUATION! Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


NFL SCHEDULE IS RELEASED--- SHOW YOU THE DOLPHINS AND BUCS BIG GAMES

PLUS THE YANKEES GET CAUGHT CHEATING TONIGHT AGAINST THEIR OLD BUDDIES FROM BOSTON-- TAKE YOU THERE Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT


NIGHTLINE TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS


WE'VE GOT A STICKY SITUATION BREWIN IN BEANTOWN---

YANKEES STARTER MICHAEL PINEDA---- TOSSED FROM THE GAME FOR HAVING A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE ON HIS NECK--- LOOKS LIKE PINE TAR-- HE'S GONE

PINEDA LEFT DOWN 2-0

RED SOX TACKING ON--- MIKE NAPOLI HITS ONE TO NO MANS LAND -- GROUND RULE DOUBLE -- 3-0 SOX

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WRIGLEY FIELD-VOPOPM


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WRIGLEY FIELD-- THE OLD BALL PARK TURNS 100 TODAY-- IF YOU'RE A CUBS FAN-- THAT'S 100 YEARS OF HEART-ACHE--- FROM THE CURSE OF THE BILLY GOAT-- TO STEVE BARTMAN'S INTERFERENCE -- THE FRIENDLY CONFINES HAVE BEEN ANYTHING BUT---- FOR THE CUBS--- BUT WIN OR LOSE-- IT'S ALWAYS A PARTY AT WRIGLEY Return to index of stories...


WRIGLEY FIELD-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO WRIGLEY-- CUBS HOSTING THE DIAMONDBACKS ON THIS BIG DAY

AND IN TRUE CHICAGO CUBS FASHION---

THE CUBS BLOW A 3 RUN LEAD IN THE 9TH--

ARIZONA SCORES 5 IN THE 9TH TO WIN 7-5-- HAPPY BIRTHDAY WRIGLEY Return to index of stories...


TWINS RAYS-VOTOPS


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CLEWISTON VEROT-VOTOPS


THE STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT BEGAN TONIGHT.

CLEWISTON AT BISHOP VEROT

FIRST INNING. VEROT'S JENNIE BOYS-VERT SINGLES DOWN THE THIRD BASELINE. ONE RUN SCORES SCORES. 1-0 VEROT.

VIKINGS EXPLODE IN THE SECOND. COLLEEN BRENNAN PLATES JAIME DECARLO. STARTS A SIX-RUN INNING.

VEROT MOVES ON WITH A 12-0 WIN. Return to index of stories...


NORT BARRON-VOTOPS


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TAMPA BAY BUCS-POPMON


ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL-- I AM TOO-- BUT WE'VE GOT TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER-- FOR THE NFL TO ROLL AROUND---- AND WHILE WE DON'T KNOW HOW THE BUCCANEERS WILL PLAY THIS YEAR--- WE KNOW WHO THEY WILL PLAY THIS YEAR-- NFL SCHEDULE RELEASED TONIGHT Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY BUCS-CGVO


HERE ARE SOME OF THE NOTABLE GAMES ON THE SCHEDULE--

BUCS OPEN WITH CAROLINA AT HOME--

TAMPA ALSO GET THE AFC NORTH DIVISION THIS YEAR-----

AND HOW ABOUT NOVEMBER 23RD-- LOVIE SMITH RETURNS TO CHICAGO-- WHERE HE COACHED FOR 8 YEARS

LOVIE AND THE BUCS GETTING READY FOR THE OPENING OF THE SEASON

TODAY IS DAY TWO OF THE BUCS MINI-CAMP---

NEW QUARTERBACK JOSH MCCOWN SAYS HE LIKES ALL THE WEAPONS HE HAS ON OFFENSE Return to index of stories...


TAMPA BAY BUCS-SOTOPS


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DOLPHINS-CGTOPS


DOLPHINS ALSO RELEAING THEIR SCEDULE--

AND THEY KICK THINGS OFF IN STYLE--- AT HOME AGAINST NEW ENGLAND---

FINS GET THE NFC NORTH DIVISION THIS YEAR---

AND THEY TRAVEL TO DENVER IN LATE NOVEMBER

YOU CAN GO TO ABC-7.COM TO FIND THE FINS AND BUCCANEERS FULL SCHEDULES Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-popmon


THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS BEST PLAYER--- ISN'T EVEN A PLAYER--- HE'S THEIR OWNER-- THE LEGEND -- MICHAEL JORDAN --- AND THE BOBCATS COULD CERTAINLY USE HIM AGAINST MIAMI--- CHARLOTTE CANT SEE TO SOLVE THAT RIDDLE-- THEY HAVE LOST 18 STRAIGHT TO MAIMI -- COMING INTO TONIGHTS GAME Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS


CHARLOTTE SHOWED UP ANYWAY FOR GAME 2---

LEBRON JAMES DOING HIS BEST LEBRON JAMES IMPRESSION IN THE 2ND--- THE STEAL AND THE JAM--- HEAT UP 10 AT THE HALF--

BUT THE CATS NOT GOING QUIETLY--- LATE 4TH-- KEMBA WALKER-- KNOCKS DOWN A TOUGH 3-- CHARLOTTE DOWN JUST ONE---

FINAL TICKS--- CHARLOTTE DOWN 3-- BUT THE HEAT CLAMP DOWN-- DWAYNE WADE WITH THE STEAL--- AND THE HEAT GET THE BOBCATS ONCE AGAIN--- 101-97

HEAT UP 2-0 Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MAVS SPURS-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP SAN ANTONIO -- SPURS AND MAVERICKS--

4TH QTR-- ALL MAVS-- DIRK NOWITZKI -- BUCKET AND ONE--- HE HAD 16---

LATER IN THE 4TH--- VINCE CARTER TURNS THE CORNER-- AND DROPS THE HAMMER---

DALLAS WINS BIG 113-92-- SERIES NOW EVEN AT 1 Return to index of stories...


SFCA-VOTOPS


WE WERE AT SOUTH-WEST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY THIS AFTERNOON.

IT'S WHERE FOOTBALL TEAMMATES WHIT WIGGINS SIGNED WITH WHEATON COLLEGE IN ILLINOIS AND TYLER MANES WITH CAPITAL UNIVERSITY IN OHIO.

EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE THESE TWO HAVE BEEN CLOSE FRIENDS SINCE THE FOURTH GRADE. Return to index of stories...


SFCA-SOTTOPSOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


NAPLES GOLF-VIDBOX


IF YOU LIKE GOLF-- YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE---

TODAY NAPLES WAS VOTED THE 5TH BEST GOLF DESTINATION IN THE UNITED STATES---

IT WAS PART OF USA TODAY'S- --- VIEWER CHOICE AWARDS---

GREAT WEATHER AND NEARLY 100 COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM-- MAKES NAPLES ONE OF THE TOP SPOTS IN THE US Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


NEW YORK GIANTS-- PUNTER STEVE WEATHERFORD IS GOING TO PROM------

HE GOT A TWEET--- FROM NEW JERSEY TEENAGER -- LAUREN DELBERT--- ASKING IF WEATHERFORD WOULD LIKE TO TACKLE PROM WITH HER----

WEATHERFORD HAD TO GET PERMISSION FROM HIS WIFE----

BY-THE-WAY-- LAUREN HAS A BOYFRIEND-- NOT SURE HOW HE FEELS ABOUT THAT Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

WHY ONE FLORIDA UNIVERSITY. BANNED SELFIES.

STAY RIGHT THERE! Return to index of stories...


LUCKY LOTTO WINNER-SSTOPS-WIPE


THIS CHICAGO MAN IS 276 THOUSAND DOLLARS RICHER TONIGHT

HE WON THE LOTTO!

OH NO - NOT ONCE.

NOT TWICE --

BUT THREE TIMES IN THREE WEEKS.

HIS FIRST 25-THOUSAND DOLLAR WIN CAME WITH A SCRATCH OFF CROSSWORD TICKET.

HE TOOK HIS FIANCE OUT TO CELEBRATE AND ON THE WAY HOME -- HE BOUGHT ANOTHER.

THAT SCRATCH OFF MADE HIM 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

A WEEK LATER -- HE BOUGHT A THIRD AND HIT IT BIG WITH 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


USF GRADUATION ETTIQUETTE-SSTOPS


LEADERS AT ONE FLORIDA UNIVERSITY DECIDED THEY NEEDED TO SET SOME STRICT BOUNDARIES.

FOR SELFIES!

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA SENT THIS MESSAGE TO GRADUATING SENIORS.

IT SAYS --

WHEN YOU WALK ACROSS THE STAGE TO GET YOUR DIPLOMA --

NO STEPPING.

NO STROLLING.

NO MARCHING.

AND NO SELFIES.

THEY'RE TRYING TO MAINTAIN DIGNITY AND RESPECT.

ANY RULE BREAKERS RISK NOT GETTING THEIR DIPLOMA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...