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DIRECTORS PAGE CAPE DRUG INVESTIGATION-(2)SS-TOPS
NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
TS 1) BOAT CRASH-VO IN TCMON SS BOATS COLLIDE-VOTOP-SS-POP
TS 2) LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VO IN TCMON BOATS COLLIDE-PKG
TS 3) POWERBALL WINNER-VO IN TCMON DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP SEXUAL ASSAULT-SS
NEW ECIG RULES PROPOSED-VOTOPS BNC SEXUAL ASSAULT-SOT-SS
NEW ECIG RULES PROPOSED-PKG BREAKING NEWS-CLIP
DOCTORS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN-OTS VO PUPPY MILL BUST-(3) SS-TOPS
S. KOREA FERRY ARRESTS-VO LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-VOWIPE
BLUE ANGELS MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS-VO LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-SOTVO
STOWAWAY TEEN-VO GREY OAKS FOLLOW-VOWIPE
FL MAN CONFESSES TO MOM'S MURDER-TCMON VOWIPE GREY OAKS FOLLOW-SOTVO
THEATER FIRE-TRX VOTOPS NAPLES ROBBERY-SS
MIAMI SLAUGHTERHOUSE-TRX VOTOPS BACKPACK STOLEN FALSE REPORT-OC
BROOKLYN ARSON-TRX VOTOPS PICTURE TAKER FOLLOW-VOWIPE
TOWN EVACUATED-VO PICTURE TAKER FOLLOW-SOTVO
TOWN EVACUATED-SOTVO CHURCH CRASH FOLO-VOWIPE
POSTAL WORKER SENTENCED-VO CHURCH CRASH FOLO-SOTVO
ELMO CHARGES CLEARED-VO SEWER REFUND-VOWIPE
FAMILY GETS $3M IN FRACKING SUIT-VO SEWER REFUND-SOTVO
FAMILY GETS $3M IN FRACKING SUIT-SOTVO THE NEW 'FORT'-VOWIPE
POOL DANGER-TCMON THE NEW 'FORT'-SOTVO-OC
POOL DANGER-PKG ABORTION BILL-VOWIPE
GUN INSTRUCTORS IN DEMAND-VO ABORTION BILL-SOTVO
WRONG 'HOT' LINE NUMBER-VO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TEASE ONE
TEASE FOUR------------ TZ1 A POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO
TZ4 A PEDICURE GOES TOO FAR-SOTVO TZ1 B MARIJUANA-VOTOPS
TZ4 B 14.5 POUND BABY-NATSVO WX TEASE-WXWALL
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
WACKY WEATHER OUT WEST-ANIBOX WEATHER-PWC
a) winds moves port a potty-vo WEATHER-WXWALL
b) ok large hail-vo POWERBALL WINNER-TCMON
DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP POWERBALL WINNER-PKG
FORECAST-PHC MARIJUANA LINKED TO HEART ISSUES-OTS VO
FORECAST-WXWALL HIGH ALTITUDES GOOD FOR WAIST-OTS
PEDICURE GOES TO FAR-TCMON COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
PEDICURE GOES TO FAR-PKG TEASE TWO-POP
OBAMA AND ROBOT-VO WIPE TZ2 SPORTS-VO
MACHINE MAKES DRINKING WATER-VOTOPS WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
14.5 POUND BABY GIRL-OC SOTVO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
14.5 POUND BABY GIRL-SOTVO TZ 7 1) CAPE DRUG INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS-WIPE OR SS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 2) SEX ASSAULT-SS-TOPS
TEASE FIVE------------ SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TZ5 A SANDBAR RESCUE-NATSVO RED SOX YANKEES-POPMON
SANDBAR RESCUE-TCMON RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS
SANDBAR RESCUE-PKG RED SOX YANKEES-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP RAYS TWINS-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ BUCS CAMP-POPMON
TZ 6 1) SEWER WOMAN-VOTOPS BUCS CAMP-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) THE NEW FORT-VOTOPS BUCS CAMP-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 3) MARIJUANA HEART PROBS-VOTOPS MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS
HEADLINES US OPEN-VOTOPS
HL1) BOATS COLLIDE-SOTVO-SS ZURICH CLASSIC-VOTOPS
HL3) POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP GOODBYE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 5:00 PM OPEN-CLIP


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TS 1) BOAT CRASH-VO IN TCMON SS


LET'S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

A DEADLY DAY ON THE WATER AFTER TWO BOATS COLLIDED IN BOKEELIA.

F-W-C OFFICERS SAY TWO BOATS WERE COMING AROUND A CURVE -- AND WRECKED THE JUG CREEK.

WE JUST CONFIRMED THE VICTIM.

61-YEAR OLD, UNIVERSITTY OF FLORIDA DIVING COACH DONNIE CRAINE WAS KILLED.

HE COACHED 37 YEARS WITH THE GATORS.

TONIGHT INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL DETERMINING IF HIS DEATH WAS FROM THE IMPACT -- OR ANOTHER REASON. Return to index of stories...


TS 2) LEHIGH HOME INVASION-VO IN TCMON


4 PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY TONIGHT AFTER BREAKING INTO A WOMAN'S HOUSE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE HEAVILY ARMED.

ONE SUSPECT WAS SHOT IN THE LEG BY A DEPUTY AND IS RECOVERING.

ANOTHER SUSPECT WAS CAUGHT BY A K-9 -- AND WAS TREATED FOR BITES.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THE NAME OF THE VICTIM.

THESE FOUR ARE IN CUSTODY BUT NOT YET UNDER ARREST. Return to index of stories...


TS 3) POWERBALL WINNER-VO IN TCMON


150 MILLION DOLLARS -- THAT'S WHAT ONE LUCKY PERSON HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL BE TAKING HOME -- AFETER WINNING LAST NIGHT'S NATIONWIDE POWERBALL DRAWING.

THE WINNING TICKET WAS BOUGHT AT E'S COUNTRY STORE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE WINNER HAS YET TO COME FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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NEW ECIG RULES PROPOSED-VOTOPS BNC


TONIGHT - THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS PUTTING THE BRAKES ON THE E-CIGARETTE INDUSTRY.

THE F-D-A WANTS TO STOP THE SALE OF THE DEVICE TO MINORS.

IT'S PUSHING FOR NEW REGULATIONS TO KEEP YOU SAFE.

THE F-D-A'S PROPOSALS WON'T MEAN IMMEDIATE CHANGES FOR E-CIGS.

AS A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS EXPLAINS --

THIS IS THE FIRST STEP IN TOWARD REINING-IN THE FAST-GROWING INDUSTRY. Return to index of stories...


NEW ECIG RULES PROPOSED-PKG


it's the wild wild west in terms of what people are doing with products

evolving with no regulatory oversight.

THEY'RE A BATTERY POWERED DEVICE THAT GIVES A NICOTINE BUZZ FROM A VAPOR.

IT DOESN'T HAVE THE TOBACCO TAR FOUND IN TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES.

TODAY THE FDA ANNOUNCED ITS HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED PROPOSED REGULATIONS

IF APPROVED.

E-CIGARETTE SALES WOULD BE BANNED TO PEOPLE UNDER AGE 18.

A WARNING LABEL WOULD BE PLACED ON THE DEVICES.

AND E-CIGARETTE MANUFACTURERS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO TELL THE FDA WHAT'S IN

THEIR PRODUCTS.

DOROTHY RENO SAYS SHE'S A PART-TIME E-CIGARETTE SMOKER.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND - AN ADDICTED TOBACCO SMOKER - DID EXTENSIVE RESEARCH

AND BELIEVE THERE'S LESS HARM THEN A TRADITIONAL CIGARETTE.

Honestly something just pleasant about smoking the e-cigarette. it's a

little bit of cross between incense and being in a wet sauna.

BUT THERE'S INTENSE DEBATE ABOUT WHETHER E-CIGARETTES REALLY ARE SAFER.

PROPONENTS SAY THEY HELP TOBACCO SMOKERS KICK THE HABIT BUT OPPONENTS SAY

THEY'RE A GATEWAY TO THE REAL DEAL.

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND DOCTORS WORRY THAT THE VARIETY OR FLAVORS AND

COLORS MAKES E-CIGARETTES VERY APPEALING TO KIDS.

We need to understand about whether those kids that are using ecigs are

going on to use regular cigarettes as well.

O/C CLOSE: THESE REGULATIONS WOULD NOT INCLUDE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON

ADVERTISING. THIS IS A BOOMING BUSINESS - ANALYSTS EXPECTED E-CIGARETTE

SALES TO JUMP TO NEARLY 2 BILLION LAST YEAR. KAREN TRAVERS, ABC NEWS

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DOCTORS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN-OTS VO


ABC-7 IS CONFIRMING - ONE OF THE THREE AMERICAN DOCTORS, KILLED DURING A SHOOTING IN AFGHANISTAN -- WAS A CHICAGO PEDIATRICIAN.

DOCTOR JERRY UMANOS' WORKED AT THE CHICAGO MEDICAL CENTER FOR MORE THAN 16-YEARS.

FAMILY MEMBERS SAY -- HE MOVED TO AFGHANISTAN IN 2005.

THE SHOOTING IS THE LATEST IN A STRING OF DEADLY ATTACKS ON FOREIGN CIVILIANS.

THE ATTACK ALSO INJURED AN AMERICAN NURSE. Return to index of stories...


S. KOREA FERRY ARRESTS-VO


ALL NEW AT 5:30 -

FOUR MORE CREWMEMBERS FROM THE FERRY THAT SANK OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH KOREA ARE UNDER ARREST.

14 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR THE DEADLY CRASH.

CREWS HAVE RECOVERED MORE THAN 175 BODIES.

ROUGHLY 120 REMAIN MISSING TONIGHT.

ANGRY FAMILIES DEMAND RESCUERS DO MORE TO FIND THEIR LOVED ONES.

TODAY THEY SURROUNDED GOVERNMENT OFFICALS AND SCREAMED THEY WERE LIARS. Return to index of stories...


BLUE ANGELS MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS-VO


A FORMER COMMANDER OF THE BLUE ANGELS IS UNDER INVESTIGATION TONIGHT --

ACCUSED OF ALLOWING MEMBERS OF HIS TEAM TO ENGAGE IN LEWD, SEXUALLY EXPLICIT BEHAVIOR.

THE NAVY SAYS IT'S INVESTIGATING CAPTAIN GREGORY MCWHERTER.

THE INVESTIGATION IS BASED ON A COMPLAINT THAT HE TOLERATED AND SOMETIMES ENCOURAGED "LEWD SPEECH" AND "SEXUALLY EXPLICIT HUMOR."

MCWHERTER WAS RELIEVED OF HIS DUTY AT A CALIFORNIA NAVAL BASE AND REASSIGNED. Return to index of stories...


STOWAWAY TEEN-VO


WE'RE HEARING FROM THE FATHER OF THE TEEN WHO JUMPED INTO THE WHEEL WELL OF A JUMBO JET -- AND SURVIVED.

THE BOY TRAVELD FOR 5-HOURS -- AT NEARLY 40-THOUSAND FEET.

RELATIVES SAY -- THE TEEN MISSES HIS MOTHER -- AND WANTED TO GO SEE HER IN SOMALIA.

THE TEEN'S FATHER SAYS HE WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR IT WAS HIS SON THAT STOWED AWAY.

HE SAYS HIS SON IS A VERY QUIET PERSON.

THE F-B-I SAYS THAT THE FATHER AND SON HAD A FIGHT THE NIGHT THE BOY STOWED AWAY. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN CONFESSES TO MOM'S MURDER-TCMON VOWIPE


SOME STORIES MAKING NEWS ACROSS THE STATE TODAY.

FIRST - A CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN, OVERWHELMED WITH GRIEF ADMITTED TO FUNERAL HOME WORKERS THAT HE KILLED HIS OWN MOTHER BECAUSE SHE ASKED HIM.

THE MAN WAS DRUNK AS HE DISCUSSED FUNERAL PLANS THEN ADMITTED TO THE MURDER.

DEPUTIES FOUND HIS MOTHER DEAD IN HER HOUSE.

THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF TRAUMA.

AN AUTOPSY REVEALED SHE WAS STRANGLED TO DEATH. Return to index of stories...


THEATER FIRE-TRX VOTOPS


ON MIAMI BEACH -- A FIRE BROKE OUT AT A MOVIE THEATER.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY A POPCORN MACHINE STARTED THE SMALL FIRE YESTERDAY.

EMPLOYEES USED A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO TRY TO PUT IT OUT.

THEY EVACUATED THE THEATER AS SMOKE ENVELOPED THE BUILDING. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI SLAUGHTERHOUSE-TRX VOTOPS


AND LET'S STAY IN MIAMI WHERE OFFICERS ARRESTED THIS MAN IN CONNECTION WITH AN ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPERATION.

CAMERAS CAUGHT THE MAN KICKING A GOAT AND PARTICIPATING IN WHAT OFFICERS CALL ANIMAL CRUELTY.

THE IMAGES ARE GRUESOME.

HE'S CHARGED WITH SEVEN COUNTS.

AN ANIMAL RECOVERY GROUP RECORDED THIS VIDEO AND TURNED IT INTO PROSECUTORS. Return to index of stories...


BROOKLYN ARSON-TRX VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO IS JUST OUT TONIGHT --

SHOWING A MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON.

IN THE VIDEO FROM THE N-Y-P-D --

YOU CAN SEE THE SUSPECT THROW A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL INTO THIS 24-HOUR CONVENIENCE STORE.

THE CLERK'S HAIR AND JACKET CAUGHT ON FIRE.

POLICE SAY -- THE SUSPECT HAD AN ARGUMENT WITH THE CLERK EARLIER THAT EVENING.

TONIGHT -- AUTHORITIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE MAN. Return to index of stories...


TOWN EVACUATED-VO


A NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION FORCED ALL THE PEOPLE IN ONE WYOMING TOWN TO GET OUT.

RIGHT NOW - THE FIRE IS BURNING RESIDUAL FUEL -- AND UNTIL THAT FIRE IS COMPLETELY OUT -- THERE'S A CHANCE OF A SECOND EXPLOSION.

98-PEOPLE LIVE IN THE TOWN OF OPAL.

RESIDENTS WERE ABLE TO EVACUATE -- STAYING WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS OR IN NEARBY HOTELS. Return to index of stories...


TOWN EVACUATED-SOTVO


The smoke was coming, the flame was coming, all the flares were burning.

--BUTT SOT--

The wildfire was so red and hot and it was just huge.

INVESTIGATORS DON'T KNOW THE CAUSE.

THEY CAN'T GO INTO THE FACILITY UNTIL THE FIRE HAS BURNED OUT.

OFFIC

IALS SAY -- THAT COULD TAKE SEVERAL DAYS, DEPENDING ON THE RESIDUAL FUELS. Return to index of stories...


POSTAL WORKER SENTENCED-VO


A FORMER KENTUCKY POSTAL WORKER WILL SPEND SIX MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR FAILING TO DELIVER 45-THOUSAND PIECES OF MAIL.

THE MAIL WAS SENT TO ABOUT 250 HOUSES OVER TWO YEARS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE STORED THE MAIL AT HIS LATE MOTHER'S HOUSE AND IN A RENTAL STORAGE UNIT.

THE FORMER MAILMAN WILL HAVE TO PAY NEARLY 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESTITUTION.

THE POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERED ALL OF THE MAIL RECOVERED. Return to index of stories...


ELMO CHARGES CLEARED-VO


KEVIN CLASH -- THE MAN WHO VOICED SESAME STREET'S ELMO FOR DECADES -- IS CLEAR ON THREE CHARGES OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

MULTIPLE MEN ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUALLY ABUSING THEM WHEN THEY WERE MINORS -- TEN YEARS AGO.

THAT STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRED AND THE LAWSUITS WERE DISMISSED.

CLASH'S FIRST ACCUSER IS STILL PURSUING LEGAL ACTION.

CLASH SAYS ALL OF THE RELATIONSHIPS WERE WITH CONSENTING ADULTS. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY GETS $3M IN FRACKING SUIT-VO


A DALLAS JURY AWARDED THREE MILLION DOLLARS TO A NORTH TEXAS FAMILY IN A FRACKING LAWSUIT.

THE FAMILY ORIGINALLY SOUGHT 9-MILLION DOLLARS -- AFTER THEY SAY, 22-WELLS OPERATED BY THE COMPANY EXPOSED THEM TO TOXINS, AND MADE THEM SICK.

THE SYMPTOMS STARTED IN 2008, BUT FOR TWO YEARS NO ONE IN THE FAMILY OF THREE COULD FIGURE OUT WHY.

BUT THEN -- NEIGHBORS STARTED RECORDING WHAT WAS HAPPENING RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE FAMILY'S HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY GETS $3M IN FRACKING SUIT-SOTVO


"You can see everything spilling off the condensate tank."

--BUTT SOT--

"Everybody talks about being a good neighbor. Well, be a good neighbor. Be responsible. Keep it in the pipes."

IN A STATEMENT -- THE PETROLEUM COMPANY SAID "THE FACTS OF THE CASE AND THE LAW AS APPLIED TO THOSE FACTS DO NOT SUPPORT THE VERDICT." Return to index of stories...


POOL DANGER-TCMON


IT'S PRETTY MUCH POOL SEASON YEAR-ROUND HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT AS THE TEMPERATURES CLIMB -- MORE PEOPLE WILL BE JUMPING IN TO COOL OFF.

AND WE ALL KNOW THERE ARE RISKS -- LAST WEEK'S TRAGIC ELECTROCUTION DEATH OF A LITTLE BOY ISTHE PROOF.

AS A-B-C'S MATT GUITMAN TELL US -- NOW IS THE TIME TO RAISE YOUR AWARENESS. Return to index of stories...


POOL DANGER-PKG


FOR THE SLOAN FAMILY, THEIR BACKYARD POOL HAD BEEN A SOURCE OF DELIGHT - BUT

WOULD TURN INTO THEIR GREATEST TORMENT

SOT: CARLA SLOAN 22;40;59;05

There's a silent killer in my swimming pool

ON A SUNNY SUNDAY NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO, CALDER, SEVEN YEARS AND SEVEN DAYS

OLD, DOVE IN

SOT: CHRIS SLOAN 22;51;25;25

Why would you think that a kid on the first day of the season who loves

swimming would get electrocuted

CHRIS AND CARLA

WERE OUT FOR THE AFTERNOON CALDER WAS WITH A CARETAKER

BUT POLICE SUGGEST THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD HAVE DONE. A CORRODED

UNDERWATER LIGHT FIXTURE THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN GROUNDED WAS THE SUSPECTED

CULPRIT

GFX

ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT FIGURES FROM THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFTEY

COMMISSION, FROM 2002 FROM 2011, 13 PEOPLE HAVE DIED RELATED TO

ELECTROCUTIONS IN SWIMMING POOLS

ONLY AFTER THE FACT WOULD CHRIS LEARN OF THE TELLTALE SIGN:

SOT: CHRIS SLOAN

Anything under the water/that's stainless steel or aluminum/and if it's

corroding/it may be a sign of something else going on there like electrical

current

MATT STANDUP

experts tell us if you think someone is electrocuted in your pool - don't

try to grab them, use a non metallic pole like this to try to drag them out

or turn off the power

CALDER'S STORY INSPIRED HIS PARENTS TO SEND FRIENDS THIS SELF PORTRAIT OF

THE BOY THEY CALLED MR AWESOME

SOT: CHRIS SLOAN

HE JUST LIKE EXCELLED AT EVERYTHING SO THIS NAME NATURALLY CAME BY IT, AND

SO WE USE TO CALL HIM YOU'RE MR AWESOME, HOW'S MR AWESOME DOING."

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GUN INSTRUCTORS IN DEMAND-VO


LADIES LICENSED TO SHOOT LISTEN -

YOU'RE IN HIGH DEMAND.

THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION IS TRYING TO BOOST ITS ROSTER OF EIGHT THOUSAND N-R-A-CERTIFIED FEMALE INSTRUCTORS.

THE NRA WANTS MORE WOMEN TO LEARN TO SHOOT -- FOR SELF DEFENSE -- AND SPORT.

THEY'RE ORGANIZING TRAINING CLICNICS NATIONWIDE.

ACCORDING TO THE THE N-R-A -- SELF PROTECTION IS THE PRIMARY REASON WOMEN WANT GUN TRAINING.

MORE WOMAN ARE ALSO TAKING UP TARGET AND SKEET SHOOTING AS A SPORT. Return to index of stories...


WRONG 'HOT' LINE NUMBER-VO


THE HOTLINE FOR NEW JERSEY'S TRANSIT SYSTEM -- GOT A LITTLE HOTTER. AND SEXUAL.

A WOMAN WHO CALLED THE NUMBER SAYS - SHE GOT CONNECTED TO A SEX HOTLINE.

THE TRANSIT COMPANY CHANGED ITS HOTLINE NUMBER -- BUT DIDN'T UPDATE ITS WEBSITE.

THE COMPANY APOLOGIZED FOR THE EMBARASSING ERROR. Return to index of stories...


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


"Is he really doing what I think he is?"

SHE CALLS HIM A PEDICURE PERVERT?

ABC7 SHOWS YOU THE VIDEO OF HOW A WOMAN'S PEDICURE WENT TOO FAR!

"I heard the weight and I was like, 'Oh my God.'"

OH BABY!

COMING UP - MEET THE BIGGEST BABY BORN IN MORE THAN A DECADE.

WHAT THE MOTHER SAYS TONIGHT ABOUT HER NATURAL BIRTH!

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


TZ4 A PEDICURE GOES TOO FAR-SOTVO


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TZ4 B 14.5 POUND BABY-NATSVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


MAINLY SUNNY AND WARMER

The warm, sunny weather will continue today. We start with mild temperatures and some patchy fog this morning, but we will quickly start warming up and the fog will mix out once the sun comes up. Afternoon high temperatures are headed into the mid 80s with lower 80s expected on the beaches and upper 80s in those deep inland warm spots. Winds will be light and variable through the morning, turning onshore this afternoon at around 10 mph. Rain chances will stay low, but a stray shower deep inland near Lake Okeechobee can't be ruled out.

For tomorrow on through the weekend, mostly sunny skies will continue and temperatures will continue to climb just a bit each day. Humidity will also be on the rise through the weekend.

If you are waiting for our next rain chance to come our way, you'll have to wait until the middle of next week when a cold front approaches our area. Return to index of stories...


WACKY WEATHER OUT WEST-ANIBOX


TWO INCREDIBLE PIECES OF VIDEO TO SHOW YOU FROM THE MIDWEST.

A ROUGH DAY WEATHERWISE OUT THERE.

FIRST - IN UTAH -- HIGH WINDS CAUSING HAVOC ACROSS THE STATE.

CHECK OUT THIS PORT-A-POTTY.

IT'S NOT ON WHEELS.

IT'S BEING BLOWN DOWN A STREET BY THE WIND.

THE WINDS ALOS DOWNING POWER LINES - AND CAUSING DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.

AND MORE CRAZY WEATHER IN OKLAHOMA.

TAKE A LOOK.

HAIL THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS RAINING DOWN.

THIS HAOPPENED NEAR THE OKLAHOMA - TEXAS BORDER.

YOU CAN HEAR THE HAIL POUNDING CARS - EVEN BREAKING SOME WINDSHIELDS. Return to index of stories...


a) winds moves port a potty-vo


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b) ok large hail-vo


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DH 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


MAINLY SUNNY AND WARMER

The warm, sunny weather will continue today. We start with mild temperatures and some patchy fog this morning, but we will quickly start warming up and the fog will mix out once the sun comes up. Afternoon high temperatures are headed into the mid 80s with lower 80s expected on the beaches and upper 80s in those deep inland warm spots. Winds will be light and variable through the morning, turning onshore this afternoon at around 10 mph. Rain chances will stay low, but a stray shower deep inland near Lake Okeechobee can't be ruled out.

For tomorrow on through the weekend, mostly sunny skies will continue and temperatures will continue to climb just a bit each day. Humidity will also be on the rise through the weekend.

If you are waiting for our next rain chance to come our way, you'll have to wait until the middle of next week when a cold front approaches our area. Return to index of stories...


PEDICURE GOES TO FAR-TCMON


IS THIS GUY GROPING -- OR IS THIS THE WAY TO GIVE A PEDICURE?

THE WOMAN SAYS YOU'RE WATCHING THE NAIL TECH GROPING HER IN A DRESS!

HE SAYS HE WAS DOING HIS JOB.

TONIGHT - YOU DECIDE. Return to index of stories...


PEDICURE GOES TO FAR-PKG


"Is he really doing what I think he is?"

THAT'S WHAT LAWANDA WARREN SAYS SHE WAS THINKING WHEN SHE GOT HER FIRST AND PROBABLY LAST PEDICURE AT STYLE NAILS IN SHREVEPORT.

"He kept going back and forth."

SHE SAYS THIS CELL VIDEO SHOWS A MALE NAIL TECH CROSSING THE LINE WHEN HE STARTED MASSAGING HER LEGS.

"The massage kind of got weird, because he went up my legs. He kept going up and up and, then, he was up under the towel. You know, just groping my thighs."

.AND THAT'S WHEN SHE SAID SHE PULLED OUT HER CELL PHONE TO CATCH HIM IN ACTION.

".but I don't do more than here."

.but Nail Tech Huey Tran says he didn't do anything wrong.we showed him the cell phone video.

"I pull the towel for her, you know, and that's it. We done."

.AND HE SAYS THE VIDEO SHOWS WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN WHEN A CUSTOMER WEARS A DRESS: A TOWEL COVERING HER LEGS AND A QUICK LEG MASSAGE.

CUSTOMER KAREN EMERSON SAYS AFTER NINE YEARS OF PEDICURES FROM HUEY SHE SAYS SHE'S NEVER HAD AN ISSUE.

"I always wear pants, but if anybody came in with a skirt or a dress on, he would put a towel across their knees, and that's as far as they've ever gone."

BUT LAWANDA SAYS HER PEDICURE WENT FURTHER.

"It made me feel ashamed. It just bothered me the whole weekend."

.ALLEGATIONS THE SHOP OWNER IS NOT TAKING LIGHTLY.

"I have my lawyer. I sue her the moment she do something wrong." Return to index of stories...


OBAMA AND ROBOT-VO WIPE


JAPAN IS KNOWN FOR ITS HIGH-TECH GADGETS.

AND IT DIDN'T DISAPPOINT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TRIP THERE.

AT JAPAN'S SCIENCE MUSEUM IN TOKYO -- OBAMA MET ASIMO -- HONDA'S HUMANOID ROBOT.

ASIMO WELCOMED THE PRESIDENT IN ENGLISH AND SHOWED OFF ITS SOCCER AND DANCING SKILLS.

THE PRESIDENT THEN MET ANOTHER ROBOT -- SCHAFT - WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO HELP WITH DISASTER RECOVERY. Return to index of stories...


MACHINE MAKES DRINKING WATER-VOTOPS


ANOTHER TECHONOLOGICAL MARVEL TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

AN ISRAELI COMPANY SAYS ITS AIR-TO-WATER GENERATOR COULD BENEFIT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER.

OTHER COMPANIES ALREADY SELL ATMOSPHERIC WATER GENERATORS BUT WATER-GEN SAYS ITS DEVICE IS MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT.

IT'S ALREADY BEEN SOLD TO MILITARIES IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES.

WATER-GEN SAYS CIVILIANS IN COUNTRIES WHERE DRINKING WATER IS OFTEN NOT READILY AVAILABLE CAN BENEFIT FROM IT. Return to index of stories...


14.5 POUND BABY GIRL-OC SOTVO


A MASSACHUSETTS MOTHER GAVE BIRTH TO THE BIGGEST BABY THAT HOSPITAL HAS SEEN -- IN MORE THAN A DECADE.

"I heard the weight and I was like, 'Oh my God.'

YESTERDYA, THE MOTHER DELIVERED THE 14 POUND FIVE OUNCE BABY GIRL. NATURALLY!!!

THE NEW MOTHER SAYS HER BABY'S SIZE MAKES SINCE - BECAUSE SHE WAS IN A LOT OF LABOR PAIN.

ACCORDING TO DOCTORS THE NEWBORN GIRL IS LIKELY THE STATE'S LARGEST THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


14.5 POUND BABY GIRL-SOTVO


"Her first baby was 10 and a half pounds, so we weren't surprised. We were expecting a big baby, but we weren't expecting one quite that big."

--BUTT SOT--

"I've been teased a lot so I'm a good sport, no problem with me, it's all good, as long as they don't say anything bad about my little girl."

THE BABY IS DOING JUST FINE.

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NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


"help!"

THAT DIDN'T WORK FOR TOM HANKS --

IT WORKED FOR AND ENTIRE FAMILY.

THE CLUE THAT SAVED THESE CASTAWAYS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SANDBAR RESCUE-NATSVO


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SANDBAR RESCUE-TCMON


NEW TONIGHT -- AN AMAZING RESCUE STORY TO TELL YOU ABOUT -- AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

IT HAPPENED ON A DESERTED TINY ISLAND OFF AUSTRALIA -- WHERE A TEAM OF STRANDED SNORKELERS -- WAS

SAVED AFTER A HELICOPTER SPOTTED THEIR S-O-S MESSAGE DRAWN IN THE SAND.

A-B-C'S RYAN SMITH HAS THE DETAILS AND THE INCREDIBLE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


SANDBAR RESCUE-PKG


SCRIPT:

WATCH AS THIS AUSTRALIAN RESCUE PLANE, SEARCHING FOR FIVE MISSING

PEOPLESTUMBLES UPON A GIANT CLUE

A MASSIVE S.O.S. SCRAWLED IN THE SAND OF A TINY DESERTED ISLAND

NAT POP CAST AWAY -- TOM HANKS: "Help! Help!"

AN ALMOST CINEMATIC MOMENT - LIKE FROM THE MOVIE CASTAWAY.

AS FOR THESE REAL-LIFE CASTAWAYS- THEIR TROUBLE BEGAN AFTER SETTING OUT FOR

WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A FUN DAY OF SNORKELING HERE OFF

OF AUSTRALIA'S COAST NEAR THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS.

SOT LYN FORBES-SMITH, RESCUED WOMAN

"It really was a great day to be boating."

BUT AFTER DROPPING ANCHOR TO EXPLORE, THEIR BOAT DRIFTED AWAY, LEAVING THEM

MAROONED.WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER, OR CELL PHONES.

SOT CRAIG GILBERT, RESCUED MAN -- "I sprinted off down the

sandbar and tried to swim out to the boat."

THE GROUP GREW DESPERATE HOPING THEIR S.O.S. WOULDN'T BE WASHED AWAY BY THE

TIDEAND FEARING THEY COULD BE IN STORE FOR A LONG WAIT.OR WORSE.

SOT LYN FORBES-SMITH, RESCUED WOMAN

"We did suspect that we would be bunkered down on those rocks for the night

so that was a fairly grim prospect."

SOT -- DAMIEN KROSS, AIR CREWMAN

"We were assuming that if we didn't find them, then they might have been

swept into the water that night."

BUT-IN AN INCREDIBLE STROKE OF LUCK -- ANOTHER BOAT SPOTTED THEIR DRIFTING

VESSEL OUT AT SEA, AND ALERTED AUTHORITIESAND RESCUE CREWS SET OUT TO FIND

THE MISSING PARTY.

SOT -- DAMIEN KROSS, AIR CREWMAN

"We saw the SOS in the sand and knew that it must be them."

AND FIND THEM THEY DIDAFTER NINE HARROWING HOURS ON THE ISLAND!! RESCUERS

SEEN HERE LOWERING DOWN TO THE ROCKY SURFACE OF THE ISLAND, THEN WHISKING

THEM AWAY TO SAFETY.

SOT LYN FORBES-SMITH, RESCUED WOMAN SO HAPPY TO SEE RESCUE TEAM SOT LYN

FORBES, RESCUED WOMAN

1:40: 17 "We were very very lucky and it could have been quite a different

outcome."

ALL THANKS TO A LOT OF LUCK.AND THAT MESSAGE WRITTEN IN THE SAND. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


THROWING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN --

FOR THIRTY YEARS!

NOW CAPE CORAL IS PAYING ONE WOMAN BACK.

HEAR FROM HER --

ALL NEW AT SIX.

A SIX MONTH LONG --

SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAKE-OVER.

COMING UP --

THE NEW LOOK FOR ONE OF FORT MYERS' OLDEST GOLF COURSES.

AND SMOKING MARIJUANA MIGHT DO SOME LASTING DAMAGE.

AHEAD AT SIX --

NEW RESEARCH THAT LINKS THE DRUG TO HEART DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) SEWER WOMAN-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) THE NEW FORT-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) MARIJUANA HEART PROBS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


16:53 it was smashed, it was smashed 16:55 i would say it was totaled

TRAGEDY ON THE WATER--

TWO BOATS COLLIDE IN BOKELLIA--

ABC7 CONFIRMING TONIGHT THAT FLORIDA GATORS DIVING COACH DIED IN THAT CRASH.

WITNESSES DESCRIBE THE SCENE.

RAPE SUSPECT ON THE RUN--

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES RELEASING THIS SKETCH--

THEY SAY HE RAPED A WOMAN WITH HER GRANDDAUGHTER IN THE NEXT ROOM.

THEN THIS--

04:05

I think it's fantastic, more power to them!

HOW ABOUT 150-MILLION POWERBALL DOLLARS!

AN IMMOKALLE MAN WON IT ALL--

AND WE HAVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE WINNER AS HE GOT THE GOOD NEWS!

SEE IT NOW, RIGHT HERE ON ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


HL1) BOATS COLLIDE-SOTVO-SS


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HL3) POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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CAPE DRUG INVESTIGATION-(2)SS-TOPS


ABC 7 NEWS AT SIX BEGINS WITH BREAKING NEWS IN NORTH CAPE CORAL.

WE ARE JUST GETTING PICTURES INTO THE NEWSROOM OF AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE TAKEN FROM A CAPE CORAL HOME IN HANDCUFFS.

THIS SCENE IS UNFOLDING NORTHWEST 11-TH LANE AND NW JUANITA PLACE.

CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT NARCOTICS UNIT IS INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLE METH LAB.

POLICE ARE QUESTIONING THESE SEVEN PEOPLE.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS.

THE NARCOTICS UNIT IS INSIDE RIGHT NOW SEARCHING THE HOUSE FOR DRUGS.

STAY WITH ABC 7 AS THIS STORY DEVELOPS--

WE'LL HAVE NEW INFORMATION ONAIR AND ONLINE AT ABC DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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BOATS COLLIDE-VOTOP-SS-POP


DEVELOPING NEWS RIGHT NOW AT 6 --A UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COACH IS DEAD TONIGHT --

AFTER TWO BOATS COLLIDED ON A CANAL IN BOKEELIA TODAY.

GOOD EVENING - I'M JEFF BUTERA.

AND I'M COURTNEY ROBINOSN.

ABC7 SPENT THE DAY WITH INVESTIGATIORS AS THEY WORKED THE SCENE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THIS CRASH HAPPENED.

TONIGHT ABC 7 HAS CONFIRMED U-F DIVING COACH DONNIE CRAINE DIED IN THE CRASH.

HE WAS 61-YEARS OLD AND COACHED THE GATORS FOR 37-YEARS.

A-B-C 7'S CHRISTINA LUSBY JOINS US FROM BOKELLIA TONIGHT -

SHE TALKED TO WITNESSES WHO TRIED TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


BOATS COLLIDE-PKG


ALONG JUG CREEK--

Bill Marcus

Passed Wreck on Water

16:25 is a blind curve it is dangerous and people need to go slowly through there16:30

TWO BOATS MET AROUND THE BEND--

COMING FACE TO FACE -

NOT STOPPING.

Bill Marcus

Passed Wreck on Water

16:53 it was smashed, it was smashed 16:55 i would say it was totaled 16:58

AT TOTAL OF 6 PEOPLE STUNNED AFTER THEIR BOATS COLLIDED.

ONE BOAT WAS BARELY DAMAGED.

THE SIDE OF THE OTHER WAS CRUSHED--

ANOTHER WOMEN WAS SOAKING WET.

Steve Laughlin

Helped Victims

27:23 one of the people we offered to help had been hurdled into the water after the impact 27:29

ANOTHER MAN ON BOARD THE DAMAGED BOAT --DIED.

HIS BODY TRANSPORTED TO FOUR WINDS MARINA--

Guy Carpenter

FWC

2:06 by a good samaritan took him in

FWC SAYS HE DIED ON SCENE--

BUT WONT SAY MUCH ELSE.

STEVE LAUGHLIN'S BOAT WAS FLAGGED DOWN BY THE SOME OF THE SURVIVORS--

HE ESCORTED FOUR OF THE PEOPLE ON BOARD THE WORKING BOAT.

Steve Laughlin

Helped Victims

29:09 he was in shock at the fact he hit the boat who was at fault the police will have to figure that out 29:15 Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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SEXUAL ASSAULT-SS


ALSO DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN THAT BROKE INTO AN ELDERLY WOMAN'S HOUSE AND RAPED HER.

ALL WHILE HER 4-YEAR-OLD GRANDAUGHTER WAS SLEEPING NEARBY

OFFICERS JUST RELEASED THIS SKETCH OF THE SUSPECTED RAPIST.

THE ATTACK HAPPENED EARLY MONDAY MORNING ON 5TH AVENUE.

THE WOMAN SAYS THE SUSPECT HELD A KNIFE TO HER THROAT.

OFFICERS THINK HE BROKE IN THROUGH THE UNLOCKED FRONT DOOR.

ABC 7 TALKED TO NEIGHBORS JUST A SHORT TIME AGO. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL ASSAULT-SOT-SS


Cyndy , neighbor

it made me feel sick inside.

Carmen,neighbor

Youre not safe anywhere- you are really not safe at all. at all.

THE SUSPECT IS BELIEVED TO BE BETWEEN 5-5 AND 5-10

AVERAGE BUILD

150 POUNDS --WITH A TATTOO ON HIS RIGHT ARM POSSIBLE OF ROPES OR CHAINS ACROSS HIS FOREARMS.

BEFORE LEAVING THE SUSPECT THREATENED THE 62 YEAR OLD WOMAN--SAYING HE WOULD BE BACK.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING -- CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


PUPPY MILL BUST-(3) SS-TOPS


WE ALSO HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS --

DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES SAY THEY JUST BUSTED A PUPPY MILL OPERATION.

56-DOGS AND PUPPIES WERE IMPOUNDED.

WE'RE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT THE BREEDS.

ONE MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT--

29 YEAR OLD ANDREW MACAULEY IS ACCUSED OF FRAUD AND NEGLECT OF THE ANIMALS.

STAY WITH ABC 7 FOR MORE DETAILS AS THIS STORY DEVELOPS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-VOWIPE


ABC7 IS STAYING ON TOP OF A HOME INVASION -- TURNED SHOOT-OUT IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT ALONG CLOW STREET.

DEPUTIES TOOK FOUR PEOPLE INTO CUSTODY TODAY.

LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED --

JUST BEFORE ONE THIS MORNING A WOMAN CALLED 9-1-1 SCREAMING THAT SOMEONE WAS BREAKING IN.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SWARMED BY AIR AND GROUND.

IN THE PROCESS A DEPUTY SHOT ONE AND A K-9 UNIT BIT ANOTHER.

PARAMEDICS TREATED BOTH.

THEY AND THE TWO OTHERS REMAIN IN CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION-SOTVO


Sot Linda

I got up and turned all the lights on and as I went through I turned the outside lights on and all I saw was cop cars. I started to freak out.'

TWO DEPUTIES ARE ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE -- THAT IS PROTOCOL. Return to index of stories...


GREY OAKS FOLLOW-VOWIPE


A-B-C 7 IS BRINGING YOU NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A SPECIAL TASK FORCE IN COLLIER IS TRYING TO FIND THE MASKED GUNMEN STORMING HOUSES, TYING UP FAMILIES AND ROBBING THEM.

LAST NIGHT - THEY SPENT HOURS SEARCHING THE GREY OAKS COMMUNITY IN NAPLES.

AN OFF-DUTY DEPUTY SPOTTED SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY.

HE SAW A WHITE VAN - BACKED INTO THE WOODS - WITH TWO MEN.

HE BELIEVES BOTH HAD ON TACTICAL VESTS.

IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS THERE HAVE BEEN FIVE VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS.

DEPUTIES SAY ALL ARE RELATED. Return to index of stories...


GREY OAKS FOLLOW-SOTVO


Tim Guerrette/Home Invasion Task Force - "We're not really sure exactly how they're doing it, we really want to keep that open because we don't want anyone to be locked in to one particular suspicious type activity."

TASK FORCE MEMBERS SAY IT'S DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE WHETHER LAST NIGHT'S ACTIVITY WAS A HOME INVASION IN THE WORKS.

AGAIN THEY SAY IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS CALL THE HOME INVASION HOTLINE

YOU CAN FIND THAT NUMBER ON OUR WEBSITE - A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM.

OR JUST CALL 911. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ROBBERY-SS


AN ABC7 CRIME ALERT TO SHARE TONIGHT.

NAPLES POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR TWO PEOPLE THEY SAY USED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD EARLIER THIS MONTH AT TARGET -- ON PINE RIDGE ROAD.

THEY STOLE THE CREDIT CARD FROM A CAR PARKED AT AVENUE NORTH BEACH.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CALL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


BACKPACK STOLEN FALSE REPORT-OC


A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS UNDER ARREST TONIGHT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY FOR FILING A FALSE REPORT.

PUNTA GORDA POLICE SAY ON TUESDAY THE TEEN REPORTED HER BACKPACK STOLEN.

SHE GAVE OFFICERS A DETAILED STATEMENT DESCRIBING THE MAN WHO GRABBED IT.

AFTER AN INVESTIGATION -- DETECTIVES LEARNED THAT A MAN FITTING THE DESCRIPTION *FOUND THE BACKPACK LYING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND TURNED IT INTO HIS EMPLOYER.

THE GIRL LATER ADMITTED SHE GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH HER BOYFRIEND -- THREW THE BACK PACK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD - AND LEFT IT.

SHE SAYS SHE MADE UP THE STORY BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT HER MOTHER TO KNOW SHE LOST THE BACKPACK. Return to index of stories...


PICTURE TAKER FOLLOW-VOWIPE


A SOUTH FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD IS KEEPING A WATCHFUL EYE TONIGHT.

THREE YOUNG GIRLS SAY A STRANGER TOOK THEIR PICTURE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

THIS ALL HAPPENED ON COCA SABAL LANE - NOT FAR FROM LAKES PARK.

THE MAN DROVE AWAY AFTER TAKING THE PICTURE - BUT THE GIRLS TOLD

THEIR PARENTS WHO CALLED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

NOW WORD IS SPREADING THROUGH THE ISOLATED NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


PICTURE TAKER FOLLOW-SOTVO


Mary and Charlie Ryan, Neighbors

22:58:08 Charlie-we certainly didn't expect anything like that.

Mary-Nobody comes in this area unless they live here, and there's no

reason for them to come down here. 22:58:14

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS TAKING SOMEONE'S PICTURE ISN'T ALWAYS ILLEGAL.

THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THIS CASE.

DEPUTIES ENCOURAGE YOU TO CALL IN ANYTHING SIMILAR IF IT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH CRASH FOLO-VOWIPE


A FORT MYERS CHURCH CONGREGATION WILL WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY IN THE PARKING LOT.

ON EASTER - A DRIVER CRASHED INTO THEIR CHURCH AND DESTROYED IT.

THE CHURCH IS FILLED WITH DEBRIS -- CRUSHED PEWS AND GLASS.

ALMOST TWO DOZEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

AS THE PASTOR LOOKS FOR A PERMANENT HOUSE OF WORSHIP -- FORT MYERS INVESTIGATORS WILL EXAMINE THE LEXUS.

THE DRIVER CLAIMS HER BRAKES FAILED.

ABC7 FOUND SIMILAR COMPLAINTS MADE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE SAME MODEL LEXUS.

TOYOTA IS WORKING WITH INVESTIGATORS. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH CRASH FOLO-SOTVO


***PRODUCERS NEED TO REQUEST SUBTITLE IF USED*** Pastor Desamours Leontes/Second Haitian Baptist Church: it's an accident. i can not say anything else. it's an accident. accidents happen anywhere else, ya know, so i can not blame her

TOYOTA SAYS IT IS COMMITTED TO INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF UNINTENDED ACCELERATION IN ITS CARS. Return to index of stories...


SEWER REFUND-VOWIPE


THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL JUST REPAID A 90-YEAR-OLD WOMAN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AFTER A SEWER BILL MIX-UP.

RONNIE TRIBLUAS CALLED A PLUMMER BACK IN OCTOBER TO TAKE CARE OF SOME ISSUES.

THATS WHEN SHE FOUND OUT SHE WASN'T HOOKED UP TO THE CITY SEWER SYSTEM.

SHE'S BEEN PAYING FOR SEWER FOR 29 YEARS FOR A SERVICE SHE NEVER GOT.

THE CITY STILL CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY THAT HAPPENED.

THEY REIMBURSED HER ALMOST 35 HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SEWER REFUND-SOTVO


SOT

22:59-23:14

Ronnie Tribulas

"Very happy inside. Very at peace at last lets put it that way. It's kinda a rough road when you're old. It's rough anyways when you aren't old but it's still rough when you think about it."

CITY LEADERS SAY THEIR RECORDS ONLY GO BACK TO 2000.

THE AMOUNT THEY GAVE THE 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN INCLUDES MONTHLY USAGE CHARGES WITHOUT ANY INTEREST. Return to index of stories...


THE NEW 'FORT'-VOWIPE


MAJOR CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE.

LOOKING AHEAD --

SIX MILLIONS DOLLARS WORTH OF UPGRADES AND RENOVATIONS WILL BE READY IN NOVEMBER.

CREWS ARE DOING SOME PRELIMINARY WORK NOW, AND WILL START THE MAJOR WORK NEXT WEEK.

THE IMPROVEMENTS --

NEW LANDSCAPING, GREENS, AND A NEW STORM WATER RETENTION BASIN AND IRRIGATION SYSTEM THAT WILL HELP WITH DRAINAGE.

PLAYERS WILL NOTICE THE BIGGEST CHANGE ON THE FRONT NINE. Return to index of stories...


THE NEW 'FORT'-SOTVO-OC


"4 and 5 will have a nice, new change adn there is a handful on the back nine too, some of the holes will be a bit longer."

ANOTHER PLUS -- NEW GRASS.

RIGHT NOW IT'S ANYBODY'S GUESS HOW MANY TYPES, BUT COME NOVEMBER, THE COUNTRY CLUB WILL HAVE ONLY 2 AND IT WILL BE THE SAME AS SOME OF THE BEST COURSES IN THE COUNTRY.

THE COURSE IS SET TO RE-OPEN NOVEMBER 1ST.

THE EDISON RESTAURANT, WHICH IS ON THE PROPERTY, WILL STAY OPEN WHILE THE COURSE IS CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


ABORTION BILL-VOWIPE


LEGISLATION THAT COULD FURTHER RESTRICT ABORTIONS IN FLORIDA IS READY FOR A FINAL VOTE BY THE STATE SENATE.

THE BILL PROVIDES FOR PENALTIES AGAINST ANY PERSON WHO PERFORMS OR ACTIVELY PARTICIPATES IN AN ABORTION DURING VIABILITY.

UNDER CURRENT LAW - VIABILITY OF A FETUS IS UNDERSTOOD TO BE 24 WEEKS -- OR THE THIRD TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY.

WITH RARE EXCEPTIONS - ABORTIONS CANNOT BE PERFORMED AFTER THAT TIME.

HOWEVER - THE SPONSOR OF THE BILL SAYS AS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY GETS BETTER -- FETAL VIABILITY CAN HAPPEN MUCH EARLIER THAN BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


ABORTION BILL-SOTVO


Sot: State Sen. Anitere Flores, R- Miami

"Viability a generation ago was 35 weeks. Viability today is about 20 weeks. Viability a generation from now may be in the first trimester."

PRO-CHOICE SENATORS SAY THE LEGISLATION CONTINUES TO TAKE AWAY A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE - AND IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ENOUGH PROTECTIONS FOR WOMEN OR DOCTORS WHEN THE WOMAN'S LIFE IS AT RISK. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


TEASE ONE


---SOT---

JUAN MARANTE, E'S CASHIER

23:39:49-:55

I couldn't believe it. Just looking at it I was like no, something has to be fake.

THIS GUY'S IN DISBELIEF -- AFTER FINDING OUT HE SOLD THE LATEST WINNING TICKET IN POWERBALL -- FOR 150 MILLION DOLLARS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IMAGINE THE GUY WHO WON IT.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE LUCKY WINNER --

AHEAD.

MARIJUANA MAY BE GETTING LEGALIZED IN MANY STATES -- BUT TONIGHT DOCTORS HAVE A HEALTH WARNING THAT MAY MAKE YOU THINK TWICE BEFORE LIGHTING UP.

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


TZ1 A POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO


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TZ1 B MARIJUANA-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


MAINLY SUNNY AND WARMER

The warm, sunny weather will continue today. We start with mild temperatures and some patchy fog this morning, but we will quickly start warming up and the fog will mix out once the sun comes up. Afternoon high temperatures are headed into the mid 80s with lower 80s expected on the beaches and upper 80s in those deep inland warm spots. Winds will be light and variable through the morning, turning onshore this afternoon at around 10 mph. Rain chances will stay low, but a stray shower deep inland near Lake Okeechobee can't be ruled out.

For tomorrow on through the weekend, mostly sunny skies will continue and temperatures will continue to climb just a bit each day. Humidity will also be on the rise through the weekend.

If you are waiting for our next rain chance to come our way, you'll have to wait until the middle of next week when a cold front approaches our area. Return to index of stories...


DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


MAINLY SUNNY AND WARMER

The warm, sunny weather will continue today. We start with mild temperatures and some patchy fog this morning, but we will quickly start warming up and the fog will mix out once the sun comes up. Afternoon high temperatures are headed into the mid 80s with lower 80s expected on the beaches and upper 80s in those deep inland warm spots. Winds will be light and variable through the morning, turning onshore this afternoon at around 10 mph. Rain chances will stay low, but a stray shower deep inland near Lake Okeechobee can't be ruled out.

For tomorrow on through the weekend, mostly sunny skies will continue and temperatures will continue to climb just a bit each day. Humidity will also be on the rise through the weekend.

If you are waiting for our next rain chance to come our way, you'll have to wait until the middle of next week when a cold front approaches our area. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL WINNER-TCMON


NEARLY 600-THOUSAND PEOPLE

WON SOME MONEY IN LAST NIGHT'S POWERABLL DRAWING.

BUT ONLY ONE PERSON GOT ALL THE NUMBERS RIGHT TO WIN THE JACKPOT --

150 MILLION DOLLARS!

THEY LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A-B-C 7'S BRYAN ANDERSON HAS MORE NOW FROM THE STORE THAT SOLD THE TICKET. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL WINNER-PKG


---PKG---

WHO IS THIS MAN?

TONIGHT HIS IDENTITY REMAINS A MYSTERY.

BUT WE DO KNOW HE'S THE LUCKIEST LOTTERY PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY.

---SOT---

Jeanne and Charlie Graham, E's Country Store customers

04:41

That's a lot of money!

HE MATCHED ALL 6 NUMBERS ON WEDNESDAY'S POWERBALL DRAWING.

---SOT---

Jeanne and Charlie Graham,

04:05

I think it's fantastic, more power to them!

THE JACKPOT WAS 148 MILLION 800 THOUSAND DOLLARS!

---SOT---

Tracey St.Cyr, store manager

23:42:56-:58

I was speechless.

What are the odds?

I know right!

1 IN 175 MILLION 223 THOUSAND 510 TO BE EXACT.

---SOT---

John Cyr, FL Lotter District Manager

:06:41

I think there's a better shot of getting struck by lightning

WORKERS AT E'S COUNTRY STORE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES SAY HE BOUGHT HIS TICKET THERE YESTERDAY.

THIS MORNING, CASHIER JUAN MARANTE TELLS US HE VERIFIED THE MAN WON THE JACKPOT.

---SOT---

JUAN MARANTE, E'S CASHIER

23:39:49-:55

I couldn't believe it. Just looking at it I was like no, something has to be fake.

BUTT TO

23:41:19-:24

What did you tell him?

Congratulations, good job, I wish I were you

THIS EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE WINNER SHAKING CUSTOMERS' HANDS.

EVEN SHAKING THE SHOCK OFF HIS OWN HAND.

OVERNIGHT, HE BECAME ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

---SOT---

John Cyr, FL Lotter District Manager

06:12-:18

This is unbelievable. This is great isn't it? I came in this morning and we got a powerball winner in Naples! Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA LINKED TO HEART ISSUES-OTS VO


SMOKING MARIJUANA MAY PUT YOU AT RISK FOR HEART DISEASE.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A STUDY JUST PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.

FROM 2006 TO 20-10 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS FOUND DOZENS OF REPORTS OF PATIENTS WHO EXPERIENCED HEART COMPLICATIONS AFTER USING MARIJUANA.

THEY SAY ALL BUT ONE PATIENT WAS YOUNGER THAN 50.

DOCTORS SAY THIS DOESN'T SHOW A RISK LEVEL -- RATHER A POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN POT AND HEART DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


HIGH ALTITUDES GOOD FOR WAIST-OTS


LIFE IS GOOD IN THE SUNSHINE STATE --

MAYBE NOT SO GOOD FOR YOUR WAISTLINE.

ALSO IN YOUR HEALTHY LIVING ON ABC --

AN AIR FORCE STUDY COMPARED OVERWEIGHT MILITARY PERSONNEL STATIONED ON POSTS AT HIGH AND LOW ALTITUDES.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THOSE IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS WERE 40 PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO BECOME OBESE.

THEY THINK APPETITE CONTROL HORMONES RISE WITH ALTITUDE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


NEW BUCCANEERS HEAD COACH LOVIE SMITH-- GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT HIS NEW TEAM-- HEAR FROM LOVIE

PLUS THE BAD BLOOD BETWEEN THE RED SOX AND YANKEES TOOK AN INTERESTING TWIST LAST NIGHT Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ 7 1) CAPE DRUG INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS-WIPE OR SS


CAPE POLICE--

AND SWAT MEMBERS SURROUND A CAPE CORAL HOME--

TONIGHT SEVEN PEOPLE ENDED UP IN HANDCUFFS AND ARE BEING QUESTIONED RIGHT NOW.

ABC 7 IS LIVE AT 7 WITH NEW DETAILS FROM THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) SEX ASSAULT-SS-TOPS


AND THE HUNT IS ON TONIGHT FOR A MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THIS--

HE'S WANTED FOR RAPING A 62-YEAR WOMAN IN PINE MANOR WITH HER GRANDDAUGHTER IN THE NEXT ROOM--

WE DESCRIBE HIS DISTINGUISHING TATOOS--

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


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


RED SOX YANKEES-POPMON


IT'S NO REAL SECRET THE BOSTON RED SOX DO NOT EXACTLY LIKE THE NEW YORK YANKEES--- NEVER HAVE-- PROBABLY NEVER WILL--- AND IF THINGS WEREN'T STICKY ENOUGH BETWEEN THESE TWO BIG TIME RIVALS-- LETS ADD SOME PINE TAR TO THE MIX Return to index of stories...


RED SOX YANKEES-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT-- YANKEES PITCHER MICHAEL PINEDA WAS EJECTED FROM THE GAME-- AFTER UMPIRES FOUND PINE TAR ON HIS NECK--

A TRICK PITCHERS USE TO GET A BETTER GRIP ON THE BASEBALL----

IT'S ALSO A NO NO-- AND FOR THAT PINEDA HAS BEEN SUSPENDED 10 GAMES--

IT ALL STARTED WHEN RED SOX MANAGER JOHN FARRELL REQUESTED -- PINEDA BE CHECKED OUT---

AFTER THE GAME BOTH PARTIES WERE TALKING ABOUT THE INCIDEN Return to index of stories...


RED SOX YANKEES-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RAYS TWINS-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP THE TROP-- TWINS AND RAYS---

5TH INNNING--- AARON HICKS HAS A DATE WITH THE BLEACHERS--- A 3-RUN SHOT TO BREAK THINGS OPEN--- 8-3 TWINS

THEY HANG ON TO WIN 9-7 Return to index of stories...


BUCS CAMP-POPMON


IT'S A BUCS LIFE. THAT IS THE SLOGAN IN TAMPA BAY. WELL LAST YEAR. A BUCS LIFE WAS A BAD LIFE. 12 LOSES OVERALL. AND 8 STRAIGHT TO START THE SEASON. BUT THIS IS A NEW YEAR--- WITH A NEW GERERAL MANAGER---- AND A NEW HEAD COACH-- HECK THE BUCS EVEN GOT NEW UNIFORMS THIS SEASON Return to index of stories...


BUCS CAMP-VOTOPS


TODAY WAS DAY 3 OF THE BUCS MINI CAMP---

FOR NEW HEAD COACH LOVIE SMITH-- IT'S HIS FIRST REAL CHANCE TO SEE WHAT HIS TEAM IS ALL ABOUT---

SO HE'S BEEN EVALUATING WHAT HE HAS--- AND HE'LL ADDRESS WHAT THE BUCS NEED AT THE DRAFT-- WHICH STARTS MAY 8TH Return to index of stories...


BUCS CAMP-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS


THE MIAMI HEAT ARE RIGHT WHERE THEY WANT TO BE-- UP 2 GAMES TO NONE ON THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS---

LAST NIGHT'S WIN--- MADE IT 19 STRAIGHT OVER THE CATS----

AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT--- THE HEAT ARE THE ONLY TEAM IN THE PLAYOFFS TO WIN BOTH GAMES AT HOME--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


US OPEN-VOTOPS


THE US OPEN IS OFTEN REFERED TO AS THE TOUGHEST TEST IN GOLF--- APPARENLTY IT'S ALSO THE MOST POPULAR--

TODAY THE USGA REPORTS--- THEY HAVE RECEIVED MORE THAN 10-THOUSAND ENTRIES-- HOPING TO PLAY AT THE US OPEN AT PINEHURST

THAT'S THE HIGHEST NUMBER EVER

QUALIFYING FOR THE US OPEN-- STARTS NEXT WEEK-- AT SITES ALL OVER THE NATION===

KENNSIGNTON COUNTRY CLUB IN NAPLES-- WILL HOLD A QUALIFIER ON MAY 15TH Return to index of stories...


ZURICH CLASSIC-VOTOPS


STICKING WITH GOLF-- HEAD TO NEW ORLEANS FOR THE ZURICH OPEN---

LOOK OUT-- THAT GUYS LOOKING FOR A BIRDIE---

SO WAS THIS GUY--- ADREW SWOBODA----- ONE OF 8 BIRDIES FOR HIM ON THE DAY---

HE LEADS BY ONE STOKE AT 8 UNDER----

LOCAL GOLFER GEORGE MCNEILL-- WELL OFF THE PACE AT 3 OVER Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP ARIZONA---

THIS ONE'S FOR MY BROTHER CHRIS-- WHO'S PROBABLY WATCHING US IN HIS SPEEDO DOWN IN NAPLES---

MICHAEL PHELPS WAS BACK IN THE POOL TODAY-- SWIMMING A QUALIFYING HEAT IN THE 100 METER BUTTERFLY---

PHELPS QUALIFIES FOR THE FINALS TONIGHT---

HIS FIRST RACE--- SINCE RETIRING AFTER THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN 2102 Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


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