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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A FL PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS
HEADLINES------------- TZ1 B STEALING TOYS FROM CHILD'S GRAVE-VOTOPS
HL1) DROWNING-trxVOTOPS DAVID WEATHERRATE-CLIP
HL2) PUPPY MILL-trxSOTTOPS FORECAST-PHC
HL3) FL PLANE CRASH-trxSOTTOPS FORECAST-WXWALL
DEVELOPING-CLIP FL PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-2SHOT
DROWNING-BNC SS(2) WIPE FL PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-PKG
DROWNING-LLPKG FL PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-VO OC
12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-SS VO WIPE STEALING TOYS FROM CHILD'S GRAVE-OC VO WIPE
12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-SOT OC STEALING TOYS FROM CHILD'S GRAVE-SOTVO
BREAKING-CLIP MORE PEOPLE OPTING WORK INSTEAD OF COLLEGE-OC VO
TRAFFIC ALERTS-OTS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
DESOTO PUPPY MILL-TRX VO OC TEASE TWO------------
DESOTO PUPPY MILL-LLPKG TZ2 A WATERMELON WATER-VOTOPS-WIPE
BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-OC SS VO RESIDENT CLUB STANDUP-SOTTOPS
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-2SHOT SS RESIDENT CLUB CARD PKG-TCMON
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-FLY LLPKG RESIDENT CLUB CARD PKG-PKG
SCHOOL STABBING-OTS SS VO WATERMELON WATER-SOTVO1 WIPE
TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH STUDENTS-OC VO WATERMELON WATER-SOTVO2 2SHOT
TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH STUDENTS-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
MEASLES CASES HIT 19 YEAR HIGH-TCMON VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
BRAIN INJURIES AND EDUCATION-TRX VO TZ3 A WOMAN BOOTED BABY BUMP-VO
NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ3 B DEPUTY CHASE-VO
TEASE ONE------------ TZ3 C HOME BIDS-VO


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UNDERWATER MYSTERY!

A BODY DISCOVERED IN A CAPE CANAL!

THE BIG QUESTION TONIGHT AT 5 --

IS THIS THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED NEARBY THIS WEEK.

ABC 7 TAKES YOU TO THE SCENE.

NATS OF PUPPY NOISES

DOZENS OF DOGS PULLED FROM FILTHY CONDITIONS.

TWO PEOPLE BUSTED--

NOW AT 5--

THE SCAM INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE RUNNING IN THIS ILLEGAL PUPPY MILL.

Jessi Berrin, Passenger: /I was visibly shaken extremely emotional thinking

like this was the end.

MID-AIR SCARE!

PEOPLE ON A FLORIDA FLIGHT --

WITH A LOCAL CONGRESSMAN ON BOARD --

THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING DOWN.

NOW AT 5--

HEAR FROM THE PANICKED PASSENGERS.

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


HL1) DROWNING-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) FL PLANE CRASH-trxSOTTOPS


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DEVELOPING-CLIP


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DROWNING-BNC SS(2) WIPE


DEVELOPING AT 5--

AN UNDERWATER MYSTERY IN CAPE CORAL.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER IS WORKING TO IDENTIFY A BODY WORKERS FOUND THIS MORNING IN A CANAL AT SKYLINE BOULEVARD AND SOUTHWEST 40-TH TERRACE.

THIS IS THE SAME LOCATION WHERE CAPE DIVERS SEARCHED FOR HOURS ON WEDNESDAY.

THE WERE LOOKING FOR 19-YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ.

ABC 7'S ALEX deARMAS SPENT THE DAY TRYING TO CONFIRM WHETHER IT'S THE MISSING TEEN. Return to index of stories...


DROWNING-LLPKG


WORKERS AT THIS HOUSE OVER HERE CALLED POLICE AT AROUND 9:30 THIS MORNING-- AFTER SEEING A BODY FLOATING IN THIS CANAL.

THE BODY WAS FOUND UNDER THESE BUSHES-- JUST TO THE LEFT OF THAT DOCK.

VO

CHECK OUT THIS THIS VIDEO YOULL ONLY SEE ON NBC2 --

DIVERS CLIMBED INTO THE WATER TO RECOVER A BODY.

THE MEDICAL EXAMINER ARRIVED MINUTES LATER.

THIS IS THE SAME LOCATION NBC2 REPORTED FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING-- AFTER POLICE AND FIRE RESCUE SPENT THREE HOURS SEARCH FOR 19 YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ.

POLICE SAY SANCHEZ WAS WITH TWO FRIENDS WHEN HE THREATENED TO HARM HIMSELF AND THEN JUMPED INTO THIS CANAL.

RIGHT NOW-- INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING ON IDENTIFYING THE BODY.

49:06-49:21

"Many people are starting to put two and two together thinking that this is directly related to that, and while the temptation is there we have to leave room for the possibility that this is a completely unrelated coincidental went. "

LIVE

AGAIN THE BODY HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED.

ABC7 IS IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH INVESTIGATORS---WE WILL BRING YOU ANY DEVELOPING DETAILS AS SOON AS WE GET THEM.

IN CC ADA. Return to index of stories...


12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-SS VO WIPE


OUR OTHER BIG STORY TONIGHT --

FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY.

THEY SAY HE TRIED TO LIGHT ANOTHER KID ON FIRE AT THE BUS STOP.

DOUGLAS ATKINS FACES A FELONY BATTERY CHARGE.

JESSICA THOMAS SAYS ATKINS LIT HER SON'S SHIRT ON FIRE WITH A LIGHTER.

IN THIS PICTURE -- YOU CAN SEE HOW BADLY THE SHIRT IS BURNED.

THOMAS SAYS HER SON SUFFERED THIRD-DEGREE BURNS ON HIS ARM AND CHEST.

BUT PARENTS INVOLVED ARE TELLING DIFFERENT STORIES ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


12 YEAR OLD ARRESTED-SOT OC


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

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

THAT MOM TELLS US HER SON WILL STAY IN JUVENILE DETENTION FOR THREE WEEKS.

THE BOY WHO WAS BURNED WILL BE OK --

IN FACT HE WENT BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERTS-OTS


TWO IMPORTANT TRAFFIC ALERTS TONIGHT-

BOTH INVOLVING WASTE MANAGEMENT TRUCKS.

NORTHBOUND LANES OF US 41 ARE BLOCKED IN PUNTA GORDA AT TAYLOR ROAD.

THAT'S BECAUSE OF A CRASH WITH INJURIES - A WASTE MANAGEMENT TRUCK & PICKUP TRUCK COLLIDED.

AND IN COLLIER COUNTY-

SOUTHBOUND COLLIER BLVD AT PINE RIDGE RD IS CLOSED.

A WASTE MANAGEMENT TRUCK IS ON FIRE.

STAY WITH ABC, WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE ACCIDENTS CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO PUPPY MILL-TRX VO OC


NEW DETAILS AT 5 ABOUT THE LARGEST PUPPY MILL BUST IN DESOTO COUNTY HISTORY.

ANIMAL CONTROL WORKERS TOOK 56 DOGS FROM A PROPERTY IN ARCADIA.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE.

THEY SAY THE TWO SOLD THE DOGS ONLINE USING HEALTH CERTIFICATES.

MANY OF THE DOGS GOT SICK.

ABC7'S MATT WRIGHT IS AT DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES TO SHOW US HOW THE DOGS ARE DOING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO PUPPY MILL-LLPKG


OVERALL THEY'RE IN DECENT SHAPE CONSIDERING THE FILTHY CONDITIONS THEY WERE LIVING IN.

PLEASANT NATURED -- THOUGH SOME DO HAVE FLEAS, EYE PROBLEMS AND RESPIRATORY ISSUES.

TAKE PKG

AUTHORITIES SEIZED 56 DOGS INCLUDING PUPPIES AND A BREEDS RANGING FROM HUSKIES TO POMERANIANS THURSDAY.

THEY WERE TIPPED OFF BY CUSTOMERS WHO PURCHASED DOGS THAT BECAME EXTREMELY SICK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE DOGS LIVED IN FILTHY CONDITIONS AT THIS MOBILE HOME ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ARCADIA.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ANDREW MACAULEY -- AND CHELCE DOWER.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY RAN THE PUPPY MILL AND SOLD DOGS ON THE WEB SITE LITTLE ARCTIC ANGELS DOT COM.

THE SITE LISTS SOME PUPPIES AT THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS EACH AND EVEN GIVES TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID SCAMS.

BUT AUTHORITIES SAY THEY WERE NOT LICENSED TO BREED.

TAKE SOT

Jorge Hernandez

DeSoto County Animal Control

8:47 there's no oversight, there's no one coming in checking on the quality of the care of the animal most importantly the safety of the animal 53

CONT VO

MACAULEY AND CHELCE DOWER FACE CHARGES OF FRAUD. FORGERY AND FAILURE TO INNOCULATE DOGS.

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY PROVIDED FORGED HEALTH CERTIFICATES -- AND MORE CHARGES COULD COME.

TAKE LIVE

RIGHT NOW ANIMAL CONTROL IS AT CAPACITY -- FEEDING, CLEANING AND CARING FOR THESE DOGS WHILE THE LEGAL PROCESS PLAYS OUT --

UNTIL THEN -- THESE DOGS WON'T BE UP FOR ADOPTION.

IN ARCADIA, MATT WRIGHT ABC7. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-OC SS VO


NEW AT 5 --

WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THURSDAY'S DEADLY BOAT CRASH THAT KILLED THE DIVING COACH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

WE JUST GOT THE CRASH REOPRT.

IT SHOWS COACH DONNIE CRAINE SUFFERED FATAL INJURIES IN THE CRASH.

THIS WASN'T A MEDICAL ISSUE BEFORE the WRECK.

TONIGHT WE KNOW CRAINE AND HIS FRIEND DAVID WEST WERE ON BOARD THIS BOAT.

IT WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED.

THE CRASH REPORT SAYS ANOTHER BOAT -- A BIGGER BOAT -- T-BONED CRAINE'S BOAT.

OFFICIALS ARE TELLING ABC72 CRAINE CAME DOWN FROM GAINESVILLE TO MEET WITH FRIENDS ON THE WATER.

HE BROUGHT HIS OWN BOAT--AND LAUNCHED IT FROM LAVENDER'S LANDING.

STAY WITH ABC 7 FOR THE LATEST ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-2SHOT SS


ABC7 BROKE THIS FOR YOU YESTERDAY -

TONIGHT WE UNCOVERED THREE IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT A LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE FOUR SUSPECTS PRETENDED TO BE POLICE.

TODAY --

THE THIRD OF THOSE FOUR SUSPECTS WAS ARRESTED.

TWO MORE APPEARED IN COURT.

AND A-B-C-7'S JOELLE PARKS FOUND OUT WHY THE FOURTH HASN'T FACED CHARGES YET. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-FLY LLPKG


Take joelle

YOU CAN SEE THE STREET IS STILL BLOCKED OFF, NEARLY 40 HOURS AFTER A WOMAN IN A HOME BEHIND THESE WOODS CALLED 911 SAYING MEN WERE BREAKING IN.

THIS CRIME SCENE VAN PULLED UP WITHIN THE HOUR, AND I SAW AN INVESTIGATOR HEAD TOWRD THE HOUSE WITH GLOVES ON.

Take vo

FIRST- I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE 3 SUSPECTS WHO'VE BEEN ARRESTED.

ONE-SHAWNDELL MC-CANN-JOSEPH WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY THIS AFTERNOON AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF A GUNSHOT WOUND.

TWO OTHERS- BRANDON DOEDEN AND EBRON TAYLOR FACED A JUDGE THIS MORNING.

ALL CHARGED WITH ROBBERY HOME INVASION AND IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER.

IN COURT WE FOUND OUT THE SUSPECTS WERE WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS AND MASKS,

AND THAT THEY HELD THE VICTIM AT GUNPOINT.

Take sot

Judge-you are ordered to stay away from the victim in this case and also from the location. Do you have any questions?

Brandon Doedon- no your honor.'

Take joelle

ONE OTHER SUSPECT HAS NOT BEEN CHARGED,

HE'S STILL RECOVERING FROM K9 BITES AFTER BEING TRACKED DOWN BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT DOG WHEN HE RAN INTO THE WOODS.

JOELLE PARKS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL STABBING-OTS SS VO


A BOY STABBED A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO DEATH AT A CONNECTICUT HIGH SCHOOL.

FRIENDS SAY IT'S BECAUSE SHE REFUSED TO GO WITH HIM TO PROM.

IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING AT A SCHOOL IN MILFORD.

FACULTY AND PARAMEDICS TRIED TO SAVE MAREN SANCHEZ.

DOCTORS PRONOUNCED THE TEEN DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL.

OFFICERS ARE NOT RELEASING THE NAME OF THE TEEN THEY SAY STABBED HER.

HE'S IN CUSTODY.

THE PROM WAS SET FOR TONIGHT - IT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH STUDENTS-OC VO


IT'S A STORY ABC 7 CONTINUES TO FOLLOW FOR YOU.

A CENTRAL FLORIDA TEACHER CHARGED WITH HAVING SEX WITH THREE STUDENTS.

TONIGHT - ONE BOY'S MOTHER IS TALKING.

ABBY ROCHE SAYS JENNIFER FICHTER TRIED TO BAIT HER 17-YEAR-OLD SON TWO YEARS AGO-

THE MOTHER INTERVENED ANDFILED A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT WITH POLK COUNTY DEPUTIES.

ROCHE FOUND SEXUAL TEXTS BETWEEN FICHTER AND HER SON.

SHE SAYS THE TEACHER EVEN MET UP WITH HER SON AND HIS FRIENDS. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH STUDENTS-SOTVO


"Why didn't somebody do something about this two years ago when I did bring

it to their attention? It's almost like it's a little too late,

AT THE TIME DEPUTIES SAID THERE WAS NO MISCONDUCT.

FICHTER WAS THEN TEACHING AT CENTRAL FLORIDA AEROSPACE ACADEMY.

SHE NOW FACES CHARGES FOR HAVING SEX WITH TWO STUDENTS.

A THIRD TEEN CAME FORWARD LAST NIGHT.

FICHTER IS BEING HELD ON A 370-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND AS PROSECUTORS SAY SHE'S A DANGER TO SOCIETY. Return to index of stories...


MEASLES CASES HIT 19 YEAR HIGH-TCMON VO WIPE


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING TONIGHT --

STARTLING NEWS ABOUT THE INCREASE IN MEASLES ACROSS THE U-S.

INFECTIONS ARE HIGHER THAN THEY'VE BEEN IN THE PAST 18 YEARS.

HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE RECORDED 13 OUTBREAKS AND 129 CASES SO FAR THIS YEAR.

IT'S WORST IN CALIFORNIA.

AND MANY OF THOSE CASES ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO VISITED THE PHILIPPINES --

WHICH IS DEALING WITH A VERY LARGE MEASLES OUTBREAK. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN INJURIES AND EDUCATION-TRX VO


THIS WAS HARD TO BELIEVE!

NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THE FARTHER A PERSON HAS GONE IN SCHOOL --

THE BETTER THEY RECOVER FROM A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.

IN SHORT --

IF YOU HAD A COLLEGE DEGREE --

YOU WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE SYMPTOM FREE THAN SOMEON WHO DROPPED OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.

IN THE STUDY --

39 PERCENT OF PEOPLE WITH A COLLEGE DEGREE WERE DISABILITY FREE ONE YEAR AFTER THE INJURY.

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


FLORIDA PASSENGERS THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO DIE.

A SERIOUS SCARE IN THE SKY.

ABC7 INVESTIGATES WHAT HAPPENED MID-AIR TO FORCE PILOTS TO MAKE A ROUGH LANDING.

A GRINCH AT THE GRAVEYARD.

STUFFED ANIMALS STOLEN FROM AN INFANTS GRAVE.

TONIGHT A WOMAN CAUGHT RED HANDED --

VIDEO YOU NEED TO SEE!

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


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DAVID WEATHERRATE-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was 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...


FL PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-2SHOT


TERROR IN THE SKY.

AN AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT HAD TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN FLORIDA.

PEOPLE ON-BOARD THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING DOWN.

SO THEY WERE HAPPY TO BE ALIVE TO TELL THE TALE IN TAMPA.

HERE'S ABC'S LANA ZAK. Return to index of stories...


FL PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-PKG


SCRIPT:

TONY VILLAMIL: / I hear behind me a very loud explosion /

Tiffany Ramirez,STUDENT: "/ and I smell smoke coming out of my air

ventilation/

JENNIFER ROSELL,STUDENT: /the plane dips down 100 miles per hour.

you see the city all of a sudden. vibrating he is telling you to embrace

for emergency landing.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SHORT 80 MINUTE FLIGHT FROM TALAHASSEE TO MIAMI ON

AMERICAN AIRLINES ENVOY FLIGHT 3454 WHEN SUDDENLY SOMETHING WENT TERRIBLY

WRONG.

Jessi Berrin, Passenger: it was 25 minutes into the flight when we smelled

smoke.

THE PILOT REQUESTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN TAMPA

PILOT: I'VE GOT 50 souls on board and 2 hours of fuel on board

Tiffany Ramirez,STUDENT /we dipped down we had to embrace ourselves. we

dipped down we had to hold our knees./

JENNIFER ROSELL,STUDENT: you just didn't know that moment the plane was

going to explode so. it was panic /

Jessi Berrin, Passenger: /I was visibly shaken extremely emotional thinking

like this was the end.

BUT WHILE THE PASSENGERS WERE PANICKING, THE PILOT SEEMED TO KEEP HIS COOL.

GFX:EMERGENCY RESPONSE:

"REQUESTING PERMISSION TO GO TO OUR STANDBY LOCATIONS FOR INCOMING EMERGENCY

ON RUNWAY 1 LEFT?"

TONY VILLAMIL: /he controlled the plane he said we will land safely

ONCE ON THE GROUND-EMERGENCY PERSONNEL TENDED TO A PASSENGER WITH ASTHMA AND

OTHERS WHO WERE HYPERVENTILATING. AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS THERE ACTUALLY

WAS NO EXPLOSION. THE FAA IS INVESTIGATING.

Tiffany Ramirez,STUDENT/You know it was crazy but I'm alive. thank you

Jesus. thank you Lord I'm alive. I'm good. ha. ha./

ON-CAM:

BEFORE TAKE-OFF THE FLIGHT HAD BEEN DELAYED BY ABOUT 2 HOURS FOR MAINTENCE

ISSUES, AMERICAN SAYS THAT WAS UNRELATED.

LANA ZAK

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FL PLANE EMERGENCY LANDING-VO OC


CONGRESSMAN MARIO DIAZ BALART AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT WERE ON THE FLIGHT.

THEY TOOK THIS SELFIE AFTER THE PLANE LANDED.

THE FLIGHT WAS DELAYED TWO HOURS BEFORE TAKE OFF FOR MAINTENANCE.

AMERICAN CREWS SAY THAT IS NOT RELATED. Return to index of stories...


STEALING TOYS FROM CHILD'S GRAVE-OC VO WIPE


NEW VIDEO AT 5 --

A HIDDEN CAMERA AT A CEMETERY IN OHIO SHOWS A THIEF STEALING TOYS FROM A BABY'S GRAVE.

AND THE BABY'S FAMILY SAYS IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME IT'S HAPPENED.

TAKE A LOOK!

YOU SEE A WOMAN SNATCHING A STUFFED DUCK RIGHT OFF THE GRAVE OF A 14-MONTH-OLD BOY.

HIS MOTHER SAYS HAYDEN SHERIDAN PASSED AWAY IN HIS CRIB DURING A NAP.

HE WAS A TRIPLET.

SINCE HE DIED --

THE FAMILY HAS PLACED TOYS AT THE CEMETERY.

AND FOR FIVE YEARS -- SOMEONE HAS BEEN STEALING THEM. Return to index of stories...


STEALING TOYS FROM CHILD'S GRAVE-SOTVO


Jaclyn Sheridan

Mother

Stealing is as low as it gets, in my opinion. But when you come to the graveyard and steal off a baby's grave. It's decorated, you know there's a family that loves this child. I just don't understand it, don't understand why.

SOMEONE FOUND THE DUCK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

THE THIEF LIKELY THREW IT OUT THE CAR WINDOW.

POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE FEMALE THIEF. Return to index of stories...


MORE PEOPLE OPTING WORK INSTEAD OF COLLEGE-OC VO


MORE TEENS ARE SKIPPING COLLEGE AND GOING STRAIGHT TO WORK.

THE 2013 GRADUATING CLASS ONLY HAD 66 PERCENT OF STUDENTS GO TO COLLEGE.

THAT'S THE LOWEST SINCE 2006.

LABOR DEPARTMENT WORKERS BELIEVE IT'S RELATED TO AVAILABLE JOBS AND RISING COLLEGE TUITION. Return to index of stories...


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


THE HOT PINK CURE TO HANGOVERS.

BEYONCE SWEARS BY IT.

ABC7 REVEALS THE SECRET TO THE STARS THAT YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME.

THEN MORE SAVINGS FROM YOUR ABC7 SMART SHOPPER.

Chloe Morroni/ Smart Shopper - "You see this sticker in the window of local businesses but do you know what it really means? Coming up, I'll show you how this sticker and this card can save you some cash." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A WATERMELON WATER-VOTOPS-WIPE


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RESIDENT CLUB STANDUP-SOTTOPS


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RESIDENT CLUB CARD PKG-TCMON


I LOVE A GOOD DEAL AND I KNOW YOU DO, TOO.

THE PROBLEM CLIPPING COUPONS IS NOT FUN.

TONIGHT - A SOLUTION.

THE DISCOUNT CARD.

ABC 7 SMART SHOPPER CHLOE MORRONI SHOWS US HOW A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WOMAN WHO FOUND A WAY TO KEEP YOUR CASH IN THE BANK. Return to index of stories...


RESIDENT CLUB CARD PKG-PKG


"Welcome to Rita's what can I get your today?"

JASON GIBSON OWNS RITA'S ITALIAN ICE IN THE NAPLES PLAZA, AND IT'S A POPULAR PLACE…

20:43 -:46

"We are the number one store in FL four years running."

AND JASON ALSO DRAWS IN MORE CUSTOMERS BY SWEETENING THE DEAL

21:42

"We personally give 10 percent off the entire order for coming in."

RITA'S GIVES THE DISCOUNT TO FOLKS WHO HAVE THE RESIDENT CLUB CARD…

22:03 -:12

"We have lots of people right around us right behind us who have the card, they come in 2 to 3 times a week."

AMY SAAD CREATED THE DISCOUNT CARD. IT STARTED WITH BUSINESES IN THE CITY OF NAPLES, THEN GREW TO COLLIER AND LEE COUNTIES.

34:37

And we've expanded our boundries from Marco Island to Sarasota.

STAND UP - CHLOE 21:45:05 -:10

The program has gotten so big that more than 400 local businesses now accept the card."

35:04 -:10

It saves you money on everything and who doesn't want to save money all the time."

FROM FOOD

TO DRY CLEANING TO SPA TREATMENTS TO CLOTHING…YOU NAME IT. IT'S FREE FOR BUSINESSES TO SIGN UP AND THEY USUALLY OFFER A DISCOUNT BETWEEN 10 AND 25 PERCENT.

31:20

"It's like winning the lottery everyday with the discount."

THE CARD COSTS CUSTOMERS 35 DOLLARS A YEAR. YOU CAN GET IT AT RCC CARD DOT COM.

USER ALISON WHALEN SWEARS BY IT…SHE SAYS THE RESIDENT CLUB CARD HAS SAVED HER HUNDERDS.

31:49

"It pays for itself every month over and over."

SAVING MONEY AND HELPING SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES AT THE SAME TIME…NOW THAT'S SMART SHOPPING…

IN NAPLES CHLOE MORRONI, ABC 7. Return to index of stories...


WATERMELON WATER-SOTVO1 WIPE


NATS: "I've been drinking watermelon"

BEYONCE SANG ABOUT IT --

IN THE SONG "DRUNK IN LOVE."

AND NOW WE KNOW WHAT SHE'S TALKING ABOUT.

WATERMELON JUICE.

AND PROMOTERS ARE SINGING ITS BENEFITS TONIGHT.

THEY CLAIM THE HOT PINK DRINK --

CURES HANGOVERS, FIGHTS CANCER, LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE AND EVEN SWEETENS UP YOUR SEX LIFE. Return to index of stories...


WATERMELON WATER-SOTVO2 2SHOT


Jody SOT: We call it our "liquid love," /

/07;38;24 Nikki SOT: / how does this help in the bedroom?

07;38;39 Jody: Well we have a very high amount of citrulline in our

product,/ citrulline is a natural Viagra.

ONE THING THAT MAKES IT UNIQUE --

IS IT'S COLD-PRESSED.

THAT MEANS THE WATERMELON IS CRUSHED, THEN PRESSED, TO EXTRACT THE MOST JUICE AND MOST NUTRIENTS POSSIBLE.

IT'S ALSO GOT A SPLASH OF LEMON.

AND IT ONLY CARRIES WITH IT 60 CALORIES.

BUT -- IT'S COSTLY.

IT WILL SET YOU BACK 5-39 A BOTTLE AT WHOLE FOODS.

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


SHE'S FOUR MONTHS PREGNANT.AND LOVES HER BODY.

ONE GYM DOES NOT.

THEY CALLED HER FAT.

THE PLANET FITNESS FOUL AND WHY IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME THE SAME GYM HAS TARGETTED WOMEN WORKING OUT.

ARE YOU NEXT?

PLUS -- WATCH THIS!

CAUGHT ON DASHCAM.

SPEEDS REACHING MORE THAN 100 MILES AN HOUR.

AND A-B-C-7 WILL SHOW YOU HOW THIS CHASE ENDS.

IT'S MUST-SEE VIDEO!

A NEW WAR IS BEING WAGED.

GET READY TO FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAM HOME.

WHY MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS COULD END UP HOMELESS.

ABC7 EXPOSES THE HOUSING BATTLE ON U-S SOIL. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A WOMAN BOOTED BABY BUMP-VO


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