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DIRECTORS PAGE EXTREME PROTECTION MEASURES-TC MON
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS EXTREME PROTECTION MEASURES-PKG
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP EXTREME PROTECTION MEASURES-ONCAM
FORT MYERS SHOOTING-SSTOPS(2) TEACHER LAP DANCE-VO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP PROM DATE CONTROVERSY-VO
DISABLED MAN HARRASSED-SOTVO GRANNY POISONED-NATSVO
DISABLED MAN HARRASSED-SOTVO RAPE PINS FOR WOMEN-VO
PG METH LAB-VO-WIPE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
PG METH LAB-SOTVO WEDDING CRASHERS-VOTOPS
BODY FOUND IN CAPE CORAL-SS(2) VO TEASE TWO-POP
12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-VO-WIPE TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-SOT(2)SS NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
LEHIGH HOME INVASION UPDATE-SS FGCU MERCER-POPMON
TACTICAL GEAR-VO-WIPE FGCU MERCER-VOTOPS
TACTICAL GEAR-SOTVO FGCU MERCER-SOT-WIPE
MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE-TRX-VOTOPS RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS
CAPE DRUG BUST-VO-WIPE MARLINS METS-VOTOPS
CAPE DRUG BUST-SOTVO MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS
COLLIER PURSE THEFT-ONCAM MIAMI HEAT-SOT-WIPE
BOAT CRASH FOLO-SS-VO WIZARDS BULLS-POPMON
FL TEACHER CHARGED-VO WIZARDS BULLS-VOTOPS
DAYTONA PET GATORS-SS(4) NETS RAPTORS-VOTOPS
PAINKILLER PATCH KILLS TODDLER-VO EARNEST GRAHAM-VOTOPS-WIPE
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP EARNEST GRAHAM-SOT-WIPE
TEASE ONE------------ EARL MORRALL-VOTOPS-WIPE
TZ1A EXTREME MEASURES-VOTOPS RANGERS FLYERS-POPMON
TZ1B RAPE PINS-VOTOPS RANGERS FLYERS-VOTOPS
DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-PWC TOSS TO BREAK-POP
WEATHER-WXWALL BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP
TZ EXTRA------------ NEW FM SHOOTING VIDEO-VO
A) EXTREME PROTECTION-NATSVO WEDDING CRASHER APOLOGY-VO
B) PROM DATE CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


53:59 54:01

He could have come over here in a nice way

BUT HE DIDN'T.

NOW AT 11 --

A COLLIER CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S VERBAL TIRADE AGAINST A MAN WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY.

WHY IT WAS SO BAD --

THE COUNTY'S APOLOGIZED.

PLUS --

NEIGHBOR OF THE CENTURY!

THE FLORIDA MAN KEEPING ALLIGATORS. AS PETS!

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE SEVEN-FOOT REPTILES WERE SPOTTED.

AND --

PROTECTION YOU WEAR!

NOW AT 11 --

HOW THIS TINY PIECE OF JEWELRY --

SAFEGUARDS YOU FROM A RAPIST!

ABC7 NEWS AT 11 STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS SHOOTING-SSTOPS(2)


WE START WITH BREAKING NEWS AT 11.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE RESPONDING TO SHOTS FIRED AT GARDENIA AVENUE.

WE'RE WORKING TO LEARN SPECIFICS --

AND IF ANYONE WAS HURT.

WE HAVE A REPORTER ON SCENE NOW -- GETTING THE LATEST FROM OFFICERS.

STAY WITH ABC7 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


DISABLED MAN HARRASSED-SOTVO


OUR BIG STORY AT 11 --

COLLIER COUNTY LEADERS ARE APOLOGIZING TONIGHT TO A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER AND A MAN WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY.

THEY ADMIT --

THEIR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WENT WAY *OVER-BOARD* ENFORCING THE LAW.

52:54 "I was a little scared you know -- I thought I can't do it no more. Cause he didn't seem that nice, the man."

'nats of sign waver guy waving sign'

FRANK RENKEL WAVES A SIGN FOR A DOGGY DAYCARE ON DAVIS BOULEVARD.

BUT A COUNTY LAW FROM 1987 BANS SIGN WAVERS.

STILL, COLLIER COUNTY JUST NOW STARTED ENFORCING THAT LAW.

AND TODAY --

A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CAME UP TO RENKEL -- WHO HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY -- AND VERY RUDELY TOLD HIM HE COULDN'T BE THERE.

THE VERBAL TONGUE-LASHING ROCKED RENKEL BACK. Return to index of stories...


DISABLED MAN HARRASSED-SOTVO


47:01 "to make him so upset that he was frazzled for you know a good hour, I just think it's horrendous."

SO HORRENDOUS --

THE CODE ENFORCEMENT DIRECTOR CAME OUT AND APOLOGIZED TO THE OWNER JILL SCHAUS.

THE COUNTY'S NOW EVEN CONDUCTING AN INTERNAL REVIEW TO SEE IF THEY NEED TO DO ANYTHING ELSE.

THE LAW IS STILL IN PLACE. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-VO-WIPE


DEPUTIES FIND A SUSPECTED METH LAB --

YARDS AWAY FROM HOMES AND A DAYCARE IN PUNTA GORDA.

DEPUTIES SAY A SMALL OPERATION WAS IN THIS BUILDING.

IT'S ALONG TAYLOR ROAD IN A WOODED AREA NEAR AIRPORT ROAD.

NO ONE WAS INSIDE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR YEARS.

NEIGHBORS ARE RELIEVED THAT WHATEVER WAS IN THERE IS NOW GONE. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-SOTVO


Sharelon Nichols/neighbor

11:46:14-11:46:21

"Yeah it's bad. I tell you, I dot know why people do what they do. It

just fries your brain with that stuff."

AN ANONYMOUS TIP LED DEPUTIES TO THIS BUILDING.

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE USING THE BUILDING FOR SHELTER. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN CAPE CORAL-SS(2) VO


INVESTIGATORS WILL SPEND THE WEEKEND --

WORKING TO IDENTIFY A BODY FOUND IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IT WAS FLOATING IN THE WATER NEAR SKYLINE BOULEVARD AND SOUTHWEST 40TH TERRACE.

THAT'S THE SAME SPOT WHERE CREWS SEARCHED FOR THREE HOURS WEDNESDAY --

LOOKING FOR 19 YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ.

POLICE SAY THE TEEN THREATENED TO KILL HIMSELF AND THEN JUMPED INTO THE CANAL.

A-B-C-7 WAS THERE WHEN DIVERS RECOVERED THE BODY.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SHOWED UP MINUTES LATER.

BUT WHILE THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN SANCHEZ AND THE AREA --

THERE IS NO CONFIRMATION THIS IS HIM. Return to index of stories...


12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-VO-WIPE


ONE 12 YEAR OLD FORT MYERS BOY IS UNDER ARREST --

WHILE ANOTHER IS RECOVERING FROM THIRD-DEGREE BURNS.

IT ALL STEMS FROM AN INCIDENT AT THE BUS STOP.

JESSICA THOMAS SAYS 12-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS ATKINS LIT HER SON'S SHIRT ON FIRE WITH A LIGHTER.

HE SUFFERED BURNS TO HIS ARMS AND CHEST.

THOMAS SAYS ATKINS' MOVE WITH THE LIGHTER WAS AN ATTACK --

BUT ATKINS' MOM SAYS OTHERWISE. Return to index of stories...


12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-SOT(2)SS


23:38:15 the kids was at the bus stop playing and they both had lighters and they were striking each other and his shirt caught on fire. 23:38:23

23:16:32 So my 12-year old stepped in protected his brother and ended up the one getting third degree burns. 23:16:39

POLICE ARRESTED ATKINS.

HE FACES FELONY BATTERY CHARGES.

HIS MOTHER TELLS US HE'LL BE IN JUVENILE DETENTION FOR THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION UPDATE-SS


r:COURTNEY

TONIGHT THE CRIME SCENE TAPE IS DOWN --

NEARLY TWO DAYS AFTER A HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

ONE SUSPECT IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL RECOVERING FROM A K-9 BITE.

THREE OTHERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY HELD A WOMAN AT GUNPOINT INSIDE HER HOME.

THEY WERE ARMED WITH GUNS AND BULLET PROOF VESTS. Return to index of stories...


TACTICAL GEAR-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT ABC7 ASKED --

WHO CAN LEGALLY GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS TYPE OF EQUIPMENT.

WE FOUND OUT --

JUST ABOUT ANYONE.

THE LEE COUNTY ARMY NAVY SURPLUS STORE IS STACKED WITH GEAR.

TEENAGERS AND ADULTS CAN COME RIGHT IN AND BUY WHATEVER THEY NEED.

NO IDENTIFICATION NECESSARY. Return to index of stories...


TACTICAL GEAR-SOTVO


Jim Chester, Army Navy Surplus Owner

:22:36 we have a right to sell it because were a licensed retail

store- and what they do with after they go out the door is their

concern.

STORE OWNER JIM CHESTER TELLS US --

THE ONLY THING IN HIS STORE THAT REQUIRES IDENTIFICATION TO BUY -- IS THE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS UNIFORMS.

HE ALSO SAYS TACTICAL GEAR SALES HAVE SHOT UP RECENTLY --

CLAIMING AVERAGE CITIZENS WANT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES MORE. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE-TRX-VOTOPS


LET ME UPDATE YOU ON A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU LAST NIGHT --

ABOUT POT PLANTS HAULED OUT OF A HOUSE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TONIGHT --

DEPUTIES TELL ABC7.

THEY REMOVED MORE THAN 100 POUNDS OF POT FROM THE SUSPECTED GROW HOUSE.

IT'S OFF MCARTHUR BOULEVARD.

THEY ALSO FOUND MATERIALS USED FOR GROWING.

BUT ONLY ONE PERSON HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

THEY ALSO REMOVED A DOG FROM THE PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DRUG BUST-VO-WIPE


AND SPEAKING OF DRUG HOUSES --

CAPE COPS ARE WORRIED TONIGHT ABOUT A DANGEROUS TREND IN THEIR CITY -- METH LABS.

IN THE LAST YEAR --

POLICE SAY THEY'VE SEEN A SPIKE!

A-B-C-7 WAS THERE AS A SWAT TEAM SERVED A WARRANT AT A NORTH CAPE CORAL HOUSE YESTERDAY.

THEY GOT A TIP OF A POSSIBLE METH HOUSE.

THE NARCOTICS UNIT INVESTIGATED.

THEY FOUND SOME MATERIALS USED TO COOK METH -- BUT NOT ENOUGH TO OPEN A CASE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DRUG BUST-SOTVO


Sgt. Dana Coston, CCPD PIO 1:44:45 we are startign to see a slight increase in the ammount y of meth labes here in cape coral rior to 2013 we had zero. The raw number is low but the percentage Is high1:45:00

SIX PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN.

ONE FOR HAVING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA AND ANOTHER HAD A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PURSE THEFT-ONCAM


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY'VE ARRESTED A WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING WOMEN'S PURSES AND WALLETS --

WHILE THEY WERE SHOPPING.

THEY'VE PINNED FIVE CASES ON KRISTINA HEISTON.

THEY SAY SHE TARGETED WOMEN AT WHOLE FOODS, PUBLIX, WORLD MARKET AND BELLS DEPARTMENT STORES.

SHE'S THE SUSPECT IN OTHER SIMILAR CASES TOO. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH FOLO-SS-VO


TONIGHT WE KNOW THE NAMES OF EVERYONE INVOLVED IN A BOAT COLLISION IN BOKEELIA.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DIVING COACH DONNIE CRAINE LOST HIS LIFE IN THE CRASH.

CRAINE WAS OUT ON THE WATER WITH A FRIEND -- DAVID WEST.

THEIR BOAT COLLIED WITH ANOTHER CARRYING TWO COUPLES.

KENNETH AND CONSTANCE KRUGS OF FORT MYERS AND BOB AND STEPHANIE COLBERT.

FWC IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


FL TEACHER CHARGED-VO


A FORMER FLORIDA TEACHER --

NOW ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH THREE STUDENTS --

WILL HAVE TO PAY MORE MONEY TO GET OUT OF JAIL.

A JUDGE RAISED JENNIFER FICHTER'S BOND TODAY --

TO WELL MORE THAN A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS.

A PROSECUTOR CALLED HER A DANGER TO SOCIETY.

THE JUDGE AGREED. Return to index of stories...


DAYTONA PET GATORS-SS(4)


#ONLY IN FLORIDA

A SOUTH DAYTONA MAN IS IN TROUBLE FOR KEEPING GATORS AS PETS.

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME PICTURES.

NEIGHBORS FOUND THEM AND CALLED POLICE.

THEIR OWNER SAYS HE'S HAD THEM SINCE THEY WERE HATCHLINGS --

AND HE EVEN MOVED THEM TO FLORIDA FROM KENTUCKY.

HERE'S THE SCARY PART.

THE HOME WHERE THEY WERE FOUND IS JUST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM A DAYCARE.

OFFICERS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE OWNER HAD A PERMIT FOR THEM.

MEANTIME -- WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY THE GATORS MUST GO. Return to index of stories...


PAINKILLER PATCH KILLS TODDLER-VO


A TENNESSEE TODDLER DIES FROM A POWERFUL PAINKILLER PATCH --

NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW IT GOT STUCK ON HIM.

THE DRUGS WERE SO STRONG --

THEY'RE ONLY PRESCRIBED TO PEOPLE WITH CANCER OR CHRONIC PAIN WHEN NOTHING ELSE WORKS.

THE TWO YEAR OLD'S DEATH HAS BEEN RULED A HOMICIDE.

SO FAR THERE ARE NO SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


HE'S 88 WITH BAD KNEES.

BUT THIS COLLIER COUNTY MAN WILL NOT LET VIOLENT ROBBERS --

MAKE HIM FEEL UNSAFE.

THE EXTREME MEASURES HE'S TAKING TO PROTECT HIMSELF AND HIS WIFE.

PLUS --

THE HOME SECURIY SYSTEM. YOU CAN WEAR!

WE DISCOVER HOW THIS PIECE OF JEWELRY CAN FEND OFF ATTACKERS --

ESPECIALLY RAPISTS!

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


TZ1A EXTREME MEASURES-VOTOPS


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TZ1B RAPE PINS-VOTOPS


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DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was yet another sun filled and pleasant day across the area, with highs again climbing into the low to mid 80s. Quiet conditions will again continue into the evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Fog once again will develop overnight, some of which could be dense. Lows temps tonight will fall into the low 60s.

Some warmer weather is on the way for the weekend. We'll again have plenty of sunshine Saturday with an afternoon sea breeze developing. Highs on Saturday will push into the upper 80s, but some areas will climb into the low 90s.

The heat and humidity continues to build on Sunday. Partly cloudy skies will develop across the area, with an isolated rain shower possible inland. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Next week still looks warm and humid. Monday and Tuesday will feature partly cloudy skies and a PM chance of rain shower inland. Highs both days will be in the upper 80s.

Midweek next week will also feature temps in the upper 80s, with a slightly better chance of an afternoon shower or storm inland.

Our next storm system finally arrives to close next week, increasing rain chances and bringing slightly cooler air to the area. Return to index of stories...


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


'nats of gun'

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR SAFETY?

AFTER *FIVE* VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY --

THIS BUSINESS IS BOOMING.

FIND OUT WHAT ELSE THEY OFFER --

IN ADDITION TO LEARNING HOW TO SHOOT A GUN!

PLUS --

PROM PROBLEM!

A GIRL WANTED TO TAKE HER OLDER BOYFRIEND.

THE SCHOOL SAID NO.

SO HOW OLD WAS HE?

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


A) EXTREME PROTECTION-NATSVO


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B) PROM DATE CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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EXTREME PROTECTION MEASURES-TC MON


UNSOLVED.

VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- IN UPSCALE COMMUNITIES.

SOME ARE HIRING ARMED GUARDS TO PATROL THEIR MILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS.

IN YOUR ABC7 EXTRA - WE SHOW YOU WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY AND THEIR LIVES. Return to index of stories...


EXTREME PROTECTION MEASURES-PKG


--

89-YEAR-OLD NORMAN THOMSON ISN'T TAKING CHANCES.

--

Norman Thomson/39:00 "amen.this is the thing the do."

--

HE'S LOCKED AND LOADED.

HE'S ARMED AND SO IS HIS WIFE, GAIL -- IN CASE OF THIS.

MASKED GUNMEN STORMING THEIR NAPLES HOUSE -- TYING THEM UP AND ROBBING THEM.

IT'S HAPPENED FIVE TIMES IN TWO MONTHS IN UPSCALE COLLIER COMMUNITIES.WITHOUT ANY ARRESTS.

--

Gail Thomson/58:29 "the world today is a lot different than it was years ago and we just want to be prepared."

--

THE THOMSON'S ARE TAKING MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AS COLLIER DEPUTIES SPIN THEIR WHEELS TRYING TO FIND THESE VIOLENT ROBBERS --

--

--

THEY'RE LEARNING FIREARM SELF-DEFENSE FROM PROFESSIONALS.

--

--

THE THOMSONS BELIEVE THIS PRACTICE.

--

--

COULD TURN REALITY AND THEY'RE PREPARED FOR IT TO BE DEADLY.

--

Gail Thomson/59:31 "get out there and do it, you can do it, you'll feel so much safer when you're prepared and can defend yourself." Return to index of stories...


EXTREME PROTECTION MEASURES-ONCAM


COLLIER COUNTY CREATED A SPECIAL HOME INVASION TASK FORCE.

THE TIPLINE'S GENERATED ALMOST 40 TIPS SO FAR.

STILL - LIKE YOU JUST SAW -- BUSINESS HAS DOUBLED FOR SECURITY BUSINESSES.

TONIGHT THERE'S NEARLY A 12-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST AND CONVICTION IN THESE CASES. THAT ARE ALL RELATED. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER LAP DANCE-VO


NEW AT 11 --

A TEXAS TEACHER COULD FACE A FELONY CHARGE --

FOR GIVING A STUDENT A BIRTHDAY GIFT.

ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS --

THE GIFT WAS A LAP DANCE.

AND HE'S 15.

STUDENTS SAY THE BOY SAT IN A CHAIR AT THE FRONT OF THE ROOM.

THEN FELICIA SMITH SAYSHAYED OVER --

AND GAVE DANCED ON TOP OF HIM.

SHE ADMITS IT --

AND CLAIMS THE STUDENTS CONVINCED HER.

SHE HASN'T BEEN BACK TO CLASS --

AND COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


PROM DATE CONTROVERSY-VO


ALSO NEW TONIGHT --

A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR IS UPSET --

HER SCHOOL WON'T ALLOW HER BOYFRIEND TO COME TO PROM.

THE ISSUE --

AGE.

MIKAYLA PERLOTTO IS 18.

HER BOYFRIEND IS 21.

BUT HE'LL BE 22 BY PROM.

AND THE SCHOOL SAYS ANYONE OLDER THAN 21 CAN'T COME.

THE TEEN SAYS SHE'LL FIGHT THIS UP UNTIL PROM NIGHT.

AND IF THE SCHOOL DOESN'T GIVE IN -- SHE'LL GO TO PROM ALONE. Return to index of stories...


GRANNY POISONED-NATSVO


A TEEN IS CHARGED WITH THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HER OWN GRANDMOTHER.

POLICE SAY SHE POISONED HER GRANDMA'S COLLARD GREENS.

she tried to kill me in my own home.

IT HAPPENED IN FAYETTEVILLE NORTH CAROLINA ON EASTER SUNDAY.

THE GRANDMOTHER AND A FRIEND BOTH ATE THE FOOD AND HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE GIRL WAS APPARENTLY UPSET OVER HER CELL PHONE BEING TAKEN AWAY. Return to index of stories...


RAPE PINS FOR WOMEN-VO


NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN HOPES HER INVENTION CAN SAVE WOMEN FROM ATTACKERS.

SHE CAME UP WITH A PIECE OF JEWELRY THAT WORKS LIKE A SECURITY SYSTEM.

HERE'S HOW.

IF YOUR'RE IN TROUBLE -- YOU CALL OUT FOR HELP.

THE PIN RECOGNIZES STRESS IN YOUR VOICE.

THEN AN OPERATOR GETS ON THE LINE -- FINDS YOUR LOCATION THROUGH GPS --

AND SENDS HELP YOUR WAY.

AT THIS POINT -- THE DEVICE IS STILL IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL STAGE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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WEDDING CRASHERS-VOTOPS


THIS WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED TO OWEN WILSON AND VINCE VAUGHN.

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

HOW TWO *WEDDING CRASHERS* GOT CAUGHT, EXPOSED TO THE WORLD, AND MADE TO APOLOGIZE!! Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


BIG WEEKEND OF BASEBALL AT FGCU-- FIRST PLACE SHOWDOWN WITH MERCER-- STARTING TONIGHT-- HIGHLIGHTS AND REACTIONS

PLUS--- WHY IS LEBRON JAMES SO ANGRY--- AND ELBOW TO THE FACE IS A GOOD START 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


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FGCU MERCER-POPMON


IF YOU'RE TRYING TO FINDA A SPORT. FGCU IS NOT GOOD AT. KEEP LOOKING. THAT TEAM'S GOING TO BE HARD TO FIND. IT IS GOOD TO BE AN EAGLE THESE DAYS. THE FGCU BASEBALL TEAM TRYING TO BE THE LATEST TEAM TO GRAB A CONFERENCE TITLE Return to index of stories...


FGCU MERCER-VOTOPS


FIRST PLACE PLACE SHOWDOWN THIS WEEKEND WITH MERCER-- GAME ONE-- TONIGHT

TOP OF THE 1ST - - FGCU PITCHER MICHAEL MURRAY WITH SOME NICE DEFENSE -- STARTS THE 1-6-3 DOUBLE PLAY TO GET OUT OF THE INNING

3RD INNING - EAGLES UP 2-0 AND LOOKING FOR MORE

- ZACH TILLERY GOES TO RIGHT -- BALL RATTLES AROUND IN THE CORNER -- IT'S A 2 RUN TRIPLE AND NOW A 4-0 LEAD FOR FGCU

--- MERCER WOULD MAKE THINGS INTERESTING-- BUT THE EAGLES WIN 6-5

MICHAEL MURRAY WINS HIS 10TH GAME OF THE SEASON -- HE IS NOW 10-0 -- AND A BIG REASON WHY THE EAGLES ARE CLOSING IN ON FIRST PLACE IN THE ATLANTIC SUN STANDINGS ---- Return to index of stories...


FGCU MERCER-SOT-WIPE


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS


RED SOX NORTH OF THE BOARDER TAKING ON THE BLUE JAYS---

3RD INNING-- DAVID ORTIZ -- DOING WHAT HE DOES---- SENDS THIS PITCH PACKING-- SOLO SHOT -- HIS 436TH OF HIS CAREER-- 5-0 RED SOX---

THEY CRUISE 8-1 Return to index of stories...


MARLINS METS-VOTOPS


MARLINS METS-- FROM QUEENS---

8TH INNING TIED AT 2-- NOT FOR LONG--- GARRETT JONES DOING A LITTLE POLE DANCING--- SOLO SHOT OFF THE FOUL POLE--- 3-2 MARLINS

BUT THE MARLINS GIVE IT AWAY IN THE 9TH--- CURTIS GRANDERSON---- GETS IT THROUGH-- WINNNING RUN SCORES

4-3 METS Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS


STICKING IN MIAMI ----

CHARLOTTE FORWARD JOSH MCROBERTS -- A LITTLE LIGHTER IN THE POCKETBOOK FOR THIS FOUL ON THE LEBRON JAMES---

HE WAS FINED 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE HIT--

LEBRON JAMES SAYS HE'S USE TO THAT TREATMENT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-SOT-WIPE


WAIT Return to index of stories...


WIZARDS BULLS-POPMON


DID THE WIZARDS WIN LAST NIGHT.COM--- THAT USE TO BE A WEBSITE--- AND THE ANSWER USE TO BE NO-- BASKETBALL-- LIKE THE POLITICS IN D-C-- WAS UGLY--- BUT THE WIZ-- NO LONGER A SORE SUBJECT IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL-- BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS Return to index of stories...


WIZARDS BULLS-VOTOPS


WIZARDS LOOKING TO TAKE A 3-0 SERIES LEAD ON THE BULLS---

LOOKING GOOD EARLY-- JOHN WALL OFF THE STEAL---- ABOUT TO GET FANCY-- THROWING DOWN AT THE OTHER END---

BUT THE BULLS GET 35 FROM MIKE DUNLEAVY--- AND ARE STILL ALIVE-- THE WIN GAME 3-- 100-97 Return to index of stories...


NETS RAPTORS-VOTOPS


NO SLEEP TIL BROOKLYN-- NETS AND RAPTORS ---

2ND QTR-- PAUL PIERCE --- STILL SOME LIFT IN THOSE 36 YEAR OLD LEGS-- THROWNING DOWN-- NETS UP 4 AT THE HALF--

4TH QTR-- JOE JOHNSON-- BOTTOMS UP-- HE HAD 29

AND THE NETS SURVIVE A LATE SCARE--- 102-98 Return to index of stories...


EARNEST GRAHAM-VOTOPS-WIPE


SPEAKING OF HOOPS-- SEVERAL FORMER NFL STARS WIL BE PLAYING BASKETBALL IN THE "DRIVE THE LANE" CELEBRITY GAME---THIS WEEKEND

EARNEST GRAHAM ALONG WITH JAVON KEARSE--- DUANTE CULPEPPER-- AND ANTONIO FREEMAN-- WILL BE ON THE COURT

---THE GOAL IS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON UNDERAGE DRINKING---

THE GAME WILL BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY AT 3PM AT BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL Return to index of stories...


EARNEST GRAHAM-SOT-WIPE


WAIT Return to index of stories...


EARL MORRALL-VOTOPS-WIPE


FORMER MIAMI DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK-- EARL MORRAL PASSED AWAY TODAY AT THE AGE OF 79

MORRALL WAS A BIG REASON THE FINS WENT UNDEFEATED IN 1972--- STARTING 9 GAMES AT QUARTERBACK---

MORRALL FILLED IN FOR BOB GRIESE--- WHEN GRIESE BROKE HIS ANKLE Return to index of stories...


RANGERS FLYERS-POPMON


HOCKEY FANS MAY NOT ADMIT IT. BUT THE NHL TAKES A BACKSEAT TO BASKETBALL, BASEBALL. AND CERTIANLY FOOTBALL IN THIS COUNTRY. YET THE LEAGUE STILL MADE 3 BILLION DOLLARS LAST SEASON. SO, YOU KNOW SOMEONE'S WATCHING. I'M WATCHING --- ESPECIALLY WHEN THE RANGERS AND FLYERRS MEET -- LET'S JUST SAY-- THESE GUYS DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER Return to index of stories...


RANGERS FLYERS-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO PHILLY-- FLYERS TRYING TO TIE THE SERIES AT 2--

THIS HELPS-- JACUB VORACEK --- WITH THE RE-DIRECT IN FRONT OF THE NET--- THAT'S YOUR GAME WINNER--

FLYERS WIN 2-1 -- AND TIED THE SERIES Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP --- LA

YOU WON'T KNOW IT BY LOOKING AT HIM-- BUT NICK YOUNG IS A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE-- PLAYS FOR THE LAKERS---

THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH--- THAT'S A LITTLE HIGH Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

THE WEDDING CRASHERS WHO GOT FOUND OUT AND *PUBLICALLY SHAMED!*

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


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


NEW FM SHOOTING VIDEO-VO


WE WANT TO UPDATE YOU ON BREAKING NEWS.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED ON GARDENIA AVENUE.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO FROM THE SCENE.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE WAS HURT.

THIS IS THE SECOND SHOOTING IN A WEEK IN THAT AREA.

ON SUNDAY A MAN WAS SHOT IN THE BACK AT LANTANA STREET AND GARDENIA AVENUE.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ONLINE AT ABC-7.COM --

AND ON AIR TOMORROW MORNING - STARTING AT SIX AM. Return to index of stories...


WEDDING CRASHER APOLOGY-VO


OWEN WILSON AND VINCE VAUGHN EVENTUALLY GOT CAUGHT.

AND THEY DID TWO.

TWO REAL-LIFE WEDDING CRASHERS HAVE COME FORWARD --

AFTER PICTURES OF THEM CRASHING A WEDDING GOT POSTED TO THE WEB.

THE BRIDE AND GROOM DIDN'T NOTICE THEM AT THE WEDDING ITSELF.

BUT THEY SPOTTED THE UNINVITED GUESTS IN THE WEDDING PHOTOS.

AND THEY KINDA GOT CHEESED.

SO, THE NEWLYWEDS GAVE THE PICTURES TO A LOCAL NEWS STATION TO PUT ONLINE --

AND OUT THE CRASHERS.

IT GOT A LOT OF BUZZ.

AND THE MYSTERY COUPLE DECIDED TO COME CLEAN.

THEY APOLOGIZED VIA FACEBOOK --

AND THE BRIDE ACCEPTED. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...