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DIRECTORS PAGE TEACHING DAUGHTERS TO LEAD-SOTVO
HEADLINES------------- NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL1) ESTERO SHOOTING-trxVO TEASE ONE------------
HL1) ESTERO SHOOTING-SOTVO TZ1 A SANIBEL SWIMMER-VOTOPS
HL2) SANIBEL SWIMMER-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B HIT BY LIGHTNING-NATSVO
HL3) CHILDREN AND SPRAY SUNSCREEN-trxVOTOPS HIT BY LIGHTNING-NATVO TOPS
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
ESTERO SHOOTING-SSTOPS TCMON SSVO WIPE FORECAST-PHC
ESTERO SHOOTING-SOTVO FORECAST-WXWALL
POLICE DEPARTMENT REACTS TO SHOOTING-BNC VO WIPE SANIBEL SWIMMER-OC VO WIPE
POLICE DEPARTMENT REACTS TO SHOOTING-SOTVO SANIBEL SWIMMER-SOTVO
POLICE CHASE SUSPECTS IN COURT-OTS VO WIPE MIAMI CELL PHONE STORE ROBBERIES-OC VO
POLICE CHASE SUSPECTS IN COURT-VO2 CELLPHONE BREAKS AT WORK-OTS VO
ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL CRUELTY-OC SS VO WIPE HPV VACCINE AND BLOOD CLOTS-TCMON VO WIPE
ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL CRUELTY-SOTVO HPV VACCINE AND BLOOD CLOTS-SOTVO
HERTZ REPORTABLE-OC VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
TAMPA HOT CAR BABY-OC VO WIPE TEASE TWO------------
TAMPA HOT CAR BABY-SOTVO TZ2 A GMA CLOSETOLOGY-VOTOPS-WIPE
TAMPA THEATER TRIAL-OTS VO TZ2 B SAINT PETERSBURG WORKER FALLS IN HOLE-VOTOPS
BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-OC VO WIPE GMA CLOSETOLOGY-2SHOT
BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-SOTVO GMA CLOSETOLOGY-PKG
FDOT SIGNS DON'T WORK-OTS VO WIPE ST. PETERSBURG WORKER FALLS IN HOLE-OC VO
FDOT SIGNS DON'T WORK-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FLORIDA IMMIGRATION-OTS VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
FLORIDA IMMIGRATION-SOTVO TZ3 A ALTA HIRING-SOTVO
CHILDREN AND SPRAY SUNSCREEN-TCMON VO WIPE TZ3 B FL HOT CAR TODDLER-VO
CHILDREN AND SPRAY SUNSCREEN-SOTVO TZ3 C CAT ATTACK-SOTVO
TEACHING DAUGHTERS TO LEAD-OC VO WIPE FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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NOW AT 5 --

A TRAGEDY FOR NAPLES POLICE.

our dept is hurting at this time

A SHOOTING LEFT ONE OFFICER DEAD, ANOTHER IN THE HOSPITAL.

AHEAD --

WHAT WE'VE DISCOVERED HAPPENED --

INSIDE THE HOUSE THEY SHARED IN ESTERO.

PLUS --

A WILD NIGHT ON SANIBEL!

WHY A MAN *CLAIMS* HE WAS FORCED TO SWIM SEVEN MILES TO SHORE --

AND THE SKEPTICS WHO SAY NO WAY!

AND THE MUST-SEE STORY FOR MOMS AND DADS!

WHY SPRAY-ON SUNSCREEN'S A BAD IDEA --

FOR YOUR CHILDREN!

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


HL1) ESTERO SHOOTING-trxVO


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HL1) ESTERO SHOOTING-SOTVO


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HL2) SANIBEL SWIMMER-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) CHILDREN AND SPRAY SUNSCREEN-trxVOTOPS


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TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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ESTERO SHOOTING-SSTOPS TCMON SSVO WIPE


A DEADLY SHOOTING BETWEEN TWO NAPLES POLICE OFFICERS IN THEIR OWN HOUSE.

TONIGHT -

WE KNOW LUIS MONROIG DIED -- AMY YOUNG IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

ABC 7 HAS TEAM COVERAGE ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

GOOD EVENING I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

HERE'S THE LATEST INFORMATION JUST INTO THE NEWSROOM.

ABC 7 CONFIRMED THE TWO WERE LIVING TOGETHER.

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US YOUNG HAS TWO DAUGHTERS-

AGES 8 AND 10.

AND WE ALSO LEARNED THE COUPLE HAD ISSUES IN THE PAST.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE ESTERO LAKES COMMUNITY OVERNIGHT.

THAT'S JUST ACROSS FROM ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT STARTED AS A DOMESTIC DISPUTE.

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

FAMILIES WHO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARE IN DISBELIEF. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO SHOOTING-SOTVO


SHERRY RUSSELL

Neighbor

2:08:44-49

"Kids everywhere here and for something like this to happen is just

unreal i just can't believe it."

Dexter Miller

Neighbor

47:51-48:02

"It's pretty serious. Quite the shocker. To have it happen in here

where you know we're all pretty close and know each other.I would

have never had expected anything like that to ever happen.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY NEVER SAW ANYTHING UNUSUAL AT THE HOME.

THEY SAY THE COUPLE WAS NICE-

AND PASSIONATE ABOUT THIR DOG AND HOME.

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW OFFICER YOUNG IS DOING --

BUT THAT INFORMATION IS PROTECTED. Return to index of stories...


POLICE DEPARTMENT REACTS TO SHOOTING-BNC VO WIPE


THE NEWS WAS A DEVASTATING BLOW TO THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE NAPLES POLICE CHIEF TELLS US-

AMY YOUNG HAS BEEN WITH THE FORCE FOR 14 YEARS.

LOUIS MONROIG IS TENURED OFFICER,

THE CHIEF SAYS THE TWO WERE LIVING TOGETHER.

HE ADMITS THERE WERE PAST ISSUES --

BUT WOULDN'T ELABORATE. Return to index of stories...


POLICE DEPARTMENT REACTS TO SHOOTING-SOTVO


Chief Thomas Weschler

Naples Police Department

"our dept is hurting at this time, we're a small police dept so it's very out of the ordinary for anybody to go through and we're just trying to make sure everybody's avail to do what they need to do which is police the city of naples."

WE'RE CONTINUING TO GATHER NEW INFORMATION RIGHT NOW --

ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY.

WE'LL UPDATE YOU AS IT COMES IN THROUGHOUT THE SHOW AND ONLINE AT ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


POLICE CHASE SUSPECTS IN COURT-OTS VO WIPE


NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE TWO MEN LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY LED THEM ON A 10-MILE CHASE YESTERDAY.

JOSHUA WHITE AND OCTAVIUS PULLENS APPEARED IN COURT THIS MORNING.

DEPUTIES SAY WHITE JUMPED INTO A CANAL AND TRIED TO GET AWAY -- HE HIT A POLICE DOG AND TRIED TO DROWN IT.

WHITE IS BEING HELD ON 5 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND--

FOR RESISTING A DEPUTY AND FOR ASSAULTING A POLICE DOG.

HE'LL BE IN COURT AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

DEPUTIES SAY OCTAVIOUS PULLENS WAS THE DRIVER.

HE'S BEING HELD ON A 150 THOUSAND-DOLLAR BOND.

PULLENS WILL BE IN COURT IN AUGUST. Return to index of stories...


POLICE CHASE SUSPECTS IN COURT-VO2


THIS STARTED IN FORT MYERS WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL THEM OVER.

PULLENS WOULDN'T STOP AND RAN INTO A SQUAD CAR THEN SPED OFF.

TEN MILES LATER HE CRASHED INTO A TREE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

BOTH RAN AND K-9S TRACKED THEM DOWN.

ABC 7 IS STILL WORKING RIGHT NOW TO FIGURE OUT WHY DEPUTIES WANTED TO STOP THE PAIR. Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL CRUELTY-OC SS VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN FACES ACCUSATIONS TONIGHT --

THAT HE STABBED A DOG AND ATTACKED THE DOG'S OWNER.

NATHAN FRESHWATER IS ACCUSED OF BURGLARY AND ANIMAL CRUELTY.

DEPUTIES SAY FRESHWATER BROKE INTO AN ENGLEWOOD APARTMENT.

INSIDE --

THEY SAY HE ATTACKED CLAY COLLINI AND STABBED HIS DOG WITH A POCKET KNIFE.

INVESTIGATORS THINK THE DOG WAS PROTECTING ITS OWNER.

THAT OWNER BROKE BONES IN HIS FACE.

A NEIGHBOR SAW HIM AFTER THE ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


ENGLEWOOD ANIMAL CRUELTY-SOTVO


"Saying that he had been stabbed and robbed and that he chased somebody out down the street and of course was worried to death about his dog, whether or not it was going to be alive or not."

A VET TREATED THE DOG FOR A STAB WOUND --

AND ITS BACK WITH ITS OWNER.

FRESHWATER IS BEHIND BARS WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ REPORTABLE-OC VO


HAPPENING TONIGHT -

HERTZ COULD GET THE FINAL "GO AHEAD" FOR ITS NEW MULTIMILLION CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

THE CAR RENTAL COMPANY UNVEILED THESE RENDERINGS.

THE ESTERO DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE HAS THE FINAL SAY ON THE DESIGN- SINCE THE BUILDING WON'T FIT IN WITH THE AREA'S MEDITERRANEAN STYLE.

WORK ON THE SITE IS WELL UNDERWAY.

TODAY WORKERS POURED CEMENT AT THE SITE.

A HERTZ SPOKESPERSON TELLS ABC7 - THE COMPANY HAS 300 EMPLOYEES WORKING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THAT'S DOUBLE WHAT THEY EXPECTED BY THIS TIME.

WORK SHOULD FINISH BY NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA HOT CAR BABY-OC VO WIPE


SHE LEFT HER BABY IN A HOT CAR NOT ONCE BUT TWICE.

AND NEW TONIGHT --

A FLORIDA MOTHER IS EXPLAINING WHY.

NATASHA GRAVER CONFESSES SHE MADE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE.

SHE LEFT HER 4-MONTH-OLD IN A CAR SATURDAY --

WHILE ATTENDING A FUNERAL.

SHE SAYS SHE THOUGHT SHE DROPPED HER OFF WITH HER OTHER CHILDREN AT HER AUNT'S HOUSE.

LATER --

SHE DROVE HOME AND LEFT HER IN THE CAR FOR ANOTHER HOUR BEFORE SHE REALIZED AGAIN WHAT HAPPENED AND CALLED 911. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA HOT CAR BABY-SOTVO


"It was a mistake. I thought I brought her in those or one of my older kids did. I should have triple checked. But I didn't

GRAVER SAYS SHE'S FOCUSED ON HER BABY RIGHT NOW --

AND WANTS TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN TO OTHER MOMS.

SHE FACES A FELONY CHARGE OF CHILD ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA THEATER TRIAL-OTS VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

THE FLORIDA MOVIE THEATER TEXTING TRIAL WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

BUT TODAY --

71-YEAR-OLD MURDER SUSPECT CURTIS REEVES LOOKED NOTICABLY DIFFERENT WHEN HE WALKED INTO A TAMPA COURTROOM.

AGED AND MORE SULLEN.

A JUDGE DIDN'T SET AN EXACT TRIAL DATE --

JUST SAYING IT WOULDN'T BE UNTIL 2015.

THE RETIRED TAMPA POLICE CAPTAIN IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A MAN IN A THEATER AFTER AN ARGUMENT ABOUT TEXTING.

HE CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-OC VO WIPE


MAJOR CHANGES ARE ON THE WAY FOR A BUSY BEACH CROSSWALK IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THIS IS INTERSECTION AT HICKORY BOULEVARD AND FORESTER DRIVE.

IF YOU KNOW THE AREA THIS IS AT DOC'S BEACH HOUSE.

UPWARDS OF 500 PEOPLE CROSS THE 5 LANES DAILY.

TO PREVENT CRASHES -- COUNTY CREWS WILL TAKE OUT THE RIGHT TURN LANE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


BONITA SPRINGS CROSSWALK-SOTVO


Christie Brandt - Illinois

12

It'll make it safer. They put these lights in the last couple years and it helped most obey the law. Anything helps.

Take Sot

10

Kim Norman - Illinois

The problem is you have out of towners which a lot of these are. You don't realize you need to stop- it's not well marked.

REMOVING THAT LANE SHOULDN'T IMPACT DRIVER HEADING TO THE BEACH.

THE 12-THOUSAND DOLLAR PROJECT SHOULD BE FINISHED WITHIN A COUPLE DAYS. Return to index of stories...


FDOT SIGNS DON'T WORK-OTS VO WIPE


A-B-C-7 HAS DISCOVERED THE STATE IS WORKING TO UPGRADE THE SIGN SYSTEM --

THAT'S SUPPOSED TO ALERT YOU TO TRAFFIC PROBLEMS.

IT FAILED YESTERDAY.

AFTER A BAD CRASH ON THE MIDPOINT BRIDGE --

THOSE SIGNS WERE BLANK.

THEY DIDN'T WORK.

BUT F-DOT OFFICIALS NOW SAY THEY ARE WORKING ON A 7 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT TO UPGRADE THEM. Return to index of stories...


FDOT SIGNS DON'T WORK-SOTVO


19:25:18 " It's a 100 percent waste of tax payer dollars as far as I'm

concerned until they get up and running, if they are ever running then

we'll see if they were ever justified in the first place."

Rene Suarez, Lee County

THAT PROJECT WILL ALSO HELP TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE COUNTY.

CAMERAS AND SENSORS WILL BE INSTALLED AT 61 INTERSECTIONS.

F-DOT OFFICIALS SAY THEY EXPECT TO HAVE BOTH SYSTEMS RUNNING BY THE START OF NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA IMMIGRATION-OTS VO WIPE


NEW AT 5-

A FLORIDA GROUP IS CALLING ON CONGRESS TO PASS AN IMMIGRATION REFORM PLAN.

THE GROUP RALLIED TODAY IN TALLAHASSE.

THEY SAY A NEW POLL SHOWS 85 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE FIXED.

HOWEVER-

PEOPLE ARE DIVIDED ON WHAT THE SOLUTION SHOULD BE. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA IMMIGRATION-SOTVO


Sot: Rudy Fernandez, Professor, University of Miami

"There is a majority of voters nationally, as indicated by the poll, who support immigration reform. We will win this debate and we will see Congressional action when that majority lets its voice be heard loudly in Washington DC, and calls their members of Congress and demands action."

NEARLY HALF OF AMERICANS WANT IMMIGRATION REFORM THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CHILDREN AND SPRAY SUNSCREEN-TCMON VO WIPE


THE F-D-A HAS ISSUED A NEW WARNING FOR MOMS AND DADS!

DON'T *SPRAY* SUNSCREEN ON YOUR KIDS --

AT LEAST FOR NOW.

YES, THEY NEED SUNSCREEN OUTSIDE.

BUT RIGHT NOW --

THE FDA IS INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE KIND YOU SPRAY ON IS HARMFUL --

PARTICULARLY TO CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


CHILDREN AND SPRAY SUNSCREEN-SOTVO


the big concern is with kids breathing this in. The fda called for more research and until that's in consumer reports say you shouldn't spray it on kids.

FOR ADULTS --

IF YOU'RE USING IT --

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW-

DON'T USE THE SPRAY ON WINDY DAYS --

AND NEVER SPRAY IT ON YOUR FACE

INSTEAD-

PUT IT IN YOUR HANDS AND RUB IT ON YOUR FACE. Return to index of stories...


TEACHING DAUGHTERS TO LEAD-OC VO WIPE


WHO WILL BE THE NEXT HILLARY CLINTON?

JANET YELLEN?

OPRAH WINFREY?

IF YOU HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR DAUGHTER -- EXPERTS SAY IT'S IMPORTANT TO START WORKING WITH YOUR GIRLS EARLY.

ENCOURAGE YOUR DAUGHTER TO SPEND PLAYGROUND TIME WITH BOYS -

NOT TO EMULATE THEM, BUT TO LEARN HOW TO GET ALONG.

IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO EXPOSE GIRLS TO DIFFERENT CULTURES.

GET YOUR DAUGHTER INVOLVED IN SOMETHING LIKE GIRL SCOUTS.

IF THAT'S NOT FOR HER-

SPORTS TEACH TEAM BUILDING-

DRAMA AND MUSIC BUILD CONFIDENCE - AND PRESENTATION SKILLS. Return to index of stories...


TEACHING DAUGHTERS TO LEAD-SOTVO


"Today's problems are more complex than in the past. It's a big world. So why

not take advantage of building relationships and connections with other people

who have different natural traits."

EXPERTS ALSO SAY COMMUNITY SERVICE IS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO SHAPE YOUNG LEADERS.

IT STRENGTHENS COMMUNICATION

SKILLS, GROUP DYNAMICS, AND TEACHES EMPATHY. Return to index of stories...


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


STRANDED IN THE GULF --

A LEE COUNTY MAN SAYS HE SWAM FOR MILES -- ALL NIGHT!!! -- TO GET TO SANIBEL.

THE MASSIVE SEARCH AND WHAT WENT WRONG.

nats of lightning strike

CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

HE GETS HIT BY LIGHTNING!

WHAT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

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


TZ1 A SANIBEL SWIMMER-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HIT BY LIGHTNING-NATSVO


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HIT BY LIGHTNING-NATVO TOPS


nats of lightning strike

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

A COLORADO MAN STEPPED OUT OF HIS HOUSE TO GET SOME VIDEO OF A DEVELOPING STORM.

HE ENDED UP CAPTURING MORE THAN HE HOPED FOR.

LIGHTNING STRUCK JUST A FEW FEET AWAY FROM THE GUY -- KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND AND SENDING THE CAMERA TO BLACK.

AMAZINGLY HE WAS ONLY TEMPORARILY PARALYZED FROM THE STRIKE -- ALBEIT A LITTLE SORE. Return to index of stories...


JP 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


AFTERNOON STORMS

Our typical July weather continues across southwest Florida. For the next several days we will be tracking hot and humid weather with afternoon thunderstorms each day. Overnight lows will drop to the mid 70's and daytime highs will be in the lower 90's. Again - pretty typical weather for July. As we saw today, some areas of southwest Florida will end up with very heavy rain on the order of an inch or more while other places stay dry. The scattered/isolated nature of thunderstorm development this time of year will be very evident through the weekend.

Boating weather looks pretty good through the 7 day forecast period. In general, skies will be partly cloudy and afternoon storms will tend to drift back toward the beaches toward sunset. Winds will be fairly light during the day and an afternoon sea breeze will set up. The Gulf of Mexico water temperature is at 87 degrees today.

The tropics remain quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 5 to 7 days. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL SWIMMER-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

A WILD NIGHT ON THE WATER NEAR SANIBEL.

A MAN IS CLAIMING HE SWAM SEVEN MILES TO SHORE --

AFTER FALLING OUT OF HIS BOAT.

LET ME SHOW YOU A BRAND NEW PICTURE OF 56 YEAR-OLD PETER WHITING.

HE SAYS HE MADE IT ALL THE BACK TO SHORE ON SANIBEL ISLAND -- NEAR THE SANIBEL INN -- JUST AFTER FOUR THIS MORNING.

THE COAST GUARD WAS SEARCHING FOR HIM ALL NIGHT --

AFTER HE DIDN'T COME HOME FROM FISHING.

HE SAYS HE GOT THROWN OUT OF HIS BOAT ABOUT SEVEN LAST NIGHT.

HE WAS WEARING A LIFE VEST AND WASN'T HURT.

BOATERS SAY THIS WAS A PRETTY REMARKABLE SWIM. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL SWIMMER-SOTVO


Ryan Kane, Charter Captain

"Listen, I would say that if anything helped him, God said, 'I'm going to bring you in.' That's it. Because if it was me I would have floated to Mexico."

WE TRIED TO TALK TO PETER WHITING -- BUT HE DIDN'T WANT TO TALK.

HIS BOAT WASHED TO SHORE THIS MORNING ON LIGHTHOUSE BEACH.

WE DID INVESTIGATE AND ALSO TALKED TO A LONG-DISTANCE SWIMMER --

WHO IS VERY SKEPTICAL OF SEVEN MILES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE TIDES THIS GUY WOULD HAVE BEEN FIGHTING. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI CELL PHONE STORE ROBBERIES-OC VO


SOME BURGLARS NEAR MIAMI ARE USING A TRUCK TO BREAK INTO CELLPHONE STORES.

TAKE A LOOK.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAPTURED THE MOMENT THEY BUSTED INTO THE STORE.

THEN THEY RUMMAGING THROUGH THE STORE--- STEALING CELL PHONES AND OTHER ACCESSORIES

THE OWNER SAYS THEY GOT AWAY WITH AT LEAST 3000 DOLLARS WORTH OF GOODS

BUT THIS WASNT THE ONLY CELL PHONE STORE HIT IN BROWARD COUNTY THIS MORNING

THEY ALSO ROBBED MANAGED TO ROB AN A-T-AND T STORE THE SAME WAY.

THEY TRIED TO GET INTO A THIRD STORE-

BUT FAILED. Return to index of stories...


CELLPHONE BREAKS AT WORK-OTS VO


GOOFING OFF --

MIGHT MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE!

RESEARCHERS AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDIED CELL PHONE BREAKS AT WORK.

PEOPLE TAKING A FEW MINUTES TO PLAY "ANGRY BIRDS" OR TEXT A FRIEND.

AND THEIR RESEARCH SHOWS THOSE PEOPLE ACTUALLY FELT MORE PRODUCTIVE AT THE END OF THE DAY --

BECAUSE THEIR BREAKS RELIEVED STRESS. Return to index of stories...


HPV VACCINE AND BLOOD CLOTS-TCMON VO WIPE


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING-

A NEW STUDY SAYS THERE'S NO LINK BETWEEN THE H-P-V VACCINE AND BLOOD CLOTS.

SOME WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BLOOD CLOTS JUST AFTER INJECTION.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THERE WAS NO INCREASED RISK.

RESEARCHERS SAY THE RESULTS SHOULD PROVIDE PEACE OF MIND TO WOMEN AND PARENTS

CONSIDERING THE HPV VACCINE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


HPV VACCINE AND BLOOD CLOTS-SOTVO


CG: Dr. Ellen Rome/Cleveland Clinic Children's

"Boys and girls should start getting this shot somewhere between 9 and 12 and

then finish the series of shots, ideally, by 14. Not too late to start and end

after that, but your immunity is best at that younger age of starting it." :15

HPV VACCINES ARE GIVEN AS A SERIES OF THREE SHOTS OVER 6 MONTHS.

IT PROTECTS AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER. Return to index of stories...


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


PILES OF CLOTHES.

CLUTTER.

DIRTY DISHES.

IT HAPPENS --

FIND OUT WHAT YOUR ORGANIZED MESS SAYS ABOUT YOU. THE EXPERTS BREAK IT DOWN NEXT.

20 FEET BELOW GROUND!

THAT FLORIDA MAN WAS STUCK IN A HOLE FILLING WITH WATER.

HOW HE GOT THERE AND GOT OUT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A GMA CLOSETOLOGY-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ2 B SAINT PETERSBURG WORKER FALLS IN HOLE-VOTOPS


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GMA CLOSETOLOGY-2SHOT


SOMETIMES LIFE PILES UP.

STACKS OF MAIL.

DIRTY LAUNDRY.

IT'S CLUTTER --

AROUND THE HOUSE.

ABC'S ABBIE BOUDREAU LOOKS AT A REVEALING WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT -

THAT SAYS -

WHAT YOU LET PILE UP SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOU AS A PERSON. Return to index of stories...


GMA CLOSETOLOGY-PKG


JUSTIN KLOSKY/AUTHOR OF ORGANIZE, CREATE DISCIPLINE

FROM EXTREME HOARDING

NATS: hoarders

TO COLLECTING CLUTTER.

NAT: TBD shots of clutter.

EXPERTS SAY THERE ARE PSYCHOLOGICAL REASONS WHY WE CAN'T SEEM TO LET GO OF

ALL OF OUR STUFF!

NATS: DR: That's a lot of jeans. AB: It's a lot of jeans

DR. SETH MEYERS, A PSYCHOLOGIST, PAID ME A HOUSE-CALL - TO GIVE ME A BETTER

SENSE OF THE REASONS BEHIND *MY* CLUTTER

NATS: AB: There are several pair that I haven't worn in years, but I like

to keep 'em around.

BUT WHY???

SOT: DR: My guess is that these jeans symbolize a time in your life when

you felt a little lighter, a little more free, maybe you went out a little

bit more. Is any of that ringing a bell? / AB: Honestly, I think you

are right!

AND IT TURNS OUT MY WEDDING TRUNK --

QUICK NATS: I'm gonna make a scrap book someday.

- IS QUITE REVEALING TOO! SO MUCH CLUTTER AND CHAOS - I ACTUALLY FORGOT

WHY I KEPT SOME OF IT.

FUNNY MONTAGE OF NATS: "An old balloon, I'm not sure I remember this."

SOT: DR: I think there's a part of you that's avoiding going through this

stuff because you care about it and love it all so much you want to do it

perfectly. But perfection is the achilles heel of all of our homes.

DR MEYERS SAYS EXTREME CLUTTER CAN BE SIGNS OF BIGGER ISSUES.

LIKE.A CLOSET FULL OF UNWORN CLOTHING? THAT CAN MEAN YOU'RE TRYING TO FILL

AN EMOTIONAL VOID THE NEED TO SAVE EVERYTHING?? MAYBE O-C-D. BOXES

FILLED WITH HALF-FINISHED PROJECTS CAN BE SIGNS OF ATTENTION DEFICIT

DISORDER. AND REFUSING TO THROW ANYTING AWAY COULD BE A FEAR OF MAKING THE

WRONG DECISION

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERT JUSTIN KLOSKY SAYS SOMETIMES THE SOLUTION IS TO START

FRESH

Take everything out of your space/ see the space for what it is without

anything in it and then start putting things back into it to fill the space

to see what feels right/ and consistently repeat this process once a month

, AB, ABC NEWS, LA. Return to index of stories...


ST. PETERSBURG WORKER FALLS IN HOLE-OC VO


NEW AT 5 --

A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WAS FREED --

AFTER BECOMING TRAPPED IN 20-FOOT-HOLE BELOW GROUND.

TAKE A LOOK!

WHEN THE MAN FELL, IT WAS RAINING.

SO THE HOLE WAS FILLING WITH WATER.

RESCUE CREWS KNEW THEY NEEDED TO ACT FAST.

THEY MANAGED TO PULL HIM OUT.

HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS DIAGNOSED HIM WITH MULTIPLE FRACTURES TO HIS ARMS AND LEGS. Return to index of stories...


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


Rhanda Payne, FGCU Sophomore

:14:50 im interested in anything that will get me a job honestly.

IT MIGHT NOT BE THE MOST DIFFICULT WORK -- BUT IT WILL MEAN NEARLY A THOUSAND NEW JOBS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AHEAD - ABC7 INTRODUCES YOU TO THE BIG BUSINESS -- WHAT IT DOES -- THE JOBS -- AND HOW YOU CAN APPLY.

ANOTHER FLORIDA TODDLER WAS LEFT INSIDE A HOT CAR.

HE SAT THERE FOR FOUR HOURS.

THE MOTHER'S EXCUSE AND HOW OFFICERS FOUND THE BOY.

"I can't get out she's got us trapped in our bedroom."

CAT ATTACK!

A FAMILY WAS HELD HOSTAGE BY ONE CRAZY FELINE.

HEAR THE CALL TO 9-1-1 AND WHAT OFFICERS SAW WHEN THEY GOT INTO THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A ALTA HIRING-SOTVO


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TZ3 B FL HOT CAR TODDLER-VO


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TZ3 C CAT ATTACK-SOTVO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

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