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HL2) CAPR CORAL BEATING-trxSOTVO TZ1 A DISTRACTED DRIVING-NATVO-WIPE
HL3) PARENTING CRISIS-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B IPAD RASHES-VOTOPS
STORMWARN-CLIP UPSIDE DOWN TRAILERS-VOTOPS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
NEWS AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-TCMON-VO-WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO-BNR DISNEY STUCK ON THE MONORAIL-VOTOPS
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-POP-VO-WIPE DISTRACTED DRIVING-POP-VO-WIPE
LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-SOTVO DISTRACTED DRIVING-SOTVO
GMA HOT CARS-POP IPAD RASHES-VO
GMA HOT CARS-PKG NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
CRIME STOPPERS POLICE CHASE WANTED AGAIN-SS-VO-OC- TEASE TWO------------
DANIEL PROCTOR-VO-WIPE TZ2 A PARENTING CRISIS-VOTOPS-WIPE
DANIEL PROCTOR-SOTVO TZ2 B MOSQUITO SEASON-VOTOPS
3 YEAR OLD KILLED SENTENCING-SS PARENTING CRISIS-ONCAM
CAPE CORAL BEATING-(3)SS-WIPE PARENTING CRISIS-PKG
CAPE CORAL BEATING-SOT-OC MOSQUITO SEASON-POP-VO-WIPE
STREETLIGHTS IN IMMOKALEE-VO-WIPE MOSQUITO SEASON-SOTVO
STREETLIGHTS IN IMMOKALEE-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
SANIBEL PRESCRIBED BURNS-VO-CG TEASE THREE------------
TICE FIRES-VO-SS TZ3 A HOUSING CRISIS MONEY-VOTOPS-WIPE
SEN BILL NELSON ON OIL DRILLING-VO-WIPE TZ3 B KKK FLYERS ON CARS-VOTOPS-WIPE
SEN BILL NELSON ON OIL DRILLING-SOTVO TZ3 C BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-VOTOPS-DISS
ALZHEIMERS SCRATCH AND SNIFF TEST-TCMON-VO FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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DANIELLE 4:05 I don't know you could forget about a living human being in your car."

IN JUST SEVEN DAYS-

FIVE CHILDREN LOCKED IN HOT CARS IN FLORIDA.

THE STATE'S NEW PUSH TO GET PARENTS TO PAY ATTENTION.

:45 go away. Go away or you'll be detained too. You're interfering with my investigation

A BRUTAL BEATING OR RESISTING ARREST?

NOW AT 5 --

THE VIRAL VIDEO OF A CAPE CORAL MAN'S GETTING PUT INTO CUFFS.

WHAT POLICE SAY HE DID --

AND WHY SOME ARGUE THE FOOTAGE TELLS ANOTHER STORY.

AND IS AMERICA EXPERIENCING A PARENTING CRISIS?

WHY THIS BRITISH NANNY SAYS YOU SHOULD STOP BEING AFRAID OF YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR. Return to index of stories...


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HL2) CAPR CORAL BEATING-trxSOTVO


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HL3) PARENTING CRISIS-trxVOTOPS


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STORMWARN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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NEWS AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-TCMON-VO-WIPE


NOW TO OUR BIG STORY --

THE STATE DROPPED A METAPHORICAL BOMB ON MORE THAN A DOZEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOLS FRIDAY.

TODAY --

DISTRICTS ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT ALL MEANS FOR THEM, FOR YOU, AND FOR THE KIDS.

NINE SCHOOLS IN LEE COUNTY DIDN'T MEAN F-CAT GOALS LAST YEAR.

THAT MEANS NEXT YEAR --

THEY'RE FORCED TO TACK ON AN EXTRA HOUR OF SCHOOL A DAY.

SAME FOR SEVEN SCHOOLS IN COLLIER.

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR TEACHERS?

THE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF LEE COUNTY SAYS -- OF COURSE -- THEY'LL BE PAID FOR THEIR TIME.

BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THE CHILDREN.

THE PRESIDENT TELLS ABC 7-- THEY'RE WORRIED THESE TESTS DO NOT ACCURATELY MEASURE STUDENT PROGRESS. Return to index of stories...


LONGER SCHOOL DAYS-SOTVO-BNR


03:58-4:07

Schools are not failing, teachers are not failing, kids are not failing. Our political system is failing us in terms of education

ABC 7 REACHED OUT TO LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON *WHEN* THE TIME WILL BE TACKED ON AND HOW IT WILL BE PAID FOR.

THE DISTRICT TELLS US -- THEY'RE STILL FIGURING OUT THE DETAILS.

WE HAVE A LIST OF THE SCHOOLS IMPACTED ON OUR WEBSITE, ABC-DASH-7-DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-POP-VO-WIPE


'LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK'-- THAT'S THE NEW CAMPAIGN ROLLING OUT THIS WEEK FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

IT'S TO REMIND PARENTS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF LEAVING YOUR CHILDREN IN A HOT CAR.

JUST LAST WEEK - THERE WERE FIVE REPORTS OF CHILDREN BEING FOUND IN HOT CARS.

THEY ALL SURVIVED.

TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE - NEVER LET THEM PLAY NEAR PARKED CARS AND ALWAYS CHECK THE BACKSEAT.

TODAY ABC7 SPOKE WITH MOTHERS WHO HAVE COME UP WITH THEIR OWN WAYS OF MAKING SURE THEY NEVER FORGET THEIR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK-SOTVO


"I usually have like my to-go bag with extra food, juice, snacks,

wipes, things like that in the back seat, so I guess that can serve as

a reminder as well."

SINCE LAST YEAR - SEVEN CHILDREN IN FLORIDA HAVE DIED AFTER BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS.

IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - FOUR CHILDREN HAVE DIED SINCE 2002. Return to index of stories...


GMA HOT CARS-POP


ONE FATHER IS OUTRAGED -- HE'S TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT CHILDREN DYING BECAUSE PARENTS FORGET THEM IN A HOT CAR.

TONIGHT - HIS EFFORT TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE DEADLY ISSUE HAS GONE VIRAL.

ABC7 IS SHARING HIS EYE-OPENING VIDEO THAT SHOWS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHILD INSIDE OF A SWELTERING HOT CAR. Return to index of stories...


GMA HOT CARS-PKG


Nats "it's 86 to 90 degrees outside and I am sitting in the car with the

windows rolled up."

IT ALL STARTED WITH ONE DAD, SO OUTRAGED BY ANOTHER FATHER'S ACTIONS.HE

ISSUED WHAT HE CALLED A "HOT CAR CHALLENGE" TO PARENTS AROUND THE WORLD

Nats "I want to know how it feels to be left in the car sitting in the

backseat strapped in the backseat with the windows up."

HIS NAME IS TERRY BARTLEY. A FATHER OF THREE FROM GREENSBORO, NORTH

CAROLINA.

Terry Bartley I was losing air, it was like I was sitting in a microwave.

GRFX

AT LEAST 17 CHILDREN HAVE DIED OF HEAT STROKE IN HOT CARS THIS YEAR ALONE --

BARTLEY IS HOPING HIS HOT CAR CHALLENGE WILL RAISE AWARENESS TO HELP PREVENT

ANY MORE DEATHS.

Terry Bartley I couldnt believe that there was a lot of people out there

that felt similar to the way I felt.

SINCE POSTING HIS VIDEO AT THE END OF LAST MONTH, IT HAS BEEN VIEWED MORE

THAN A MILLION TIMES.INSPIRING OTHERS TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE

GRFX

Nats "We even got the dog in the car.look how bad she is panting."

Nats "Please don't let your children and animals stay in the car for any

reason."

PARENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY JOINING FORCES -- SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Return to index of stories...


CRIME STOPPERS POLICE CHASE WANTED AGAIN-SS-VO-OC-


THEY RELEASED HIM --

NOW THEY WANT HIM BACK.

A MAN WHO LED LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ON A HIGH-SPEED CHASE.

IS WANTED AGAIN.

OCTAVIUS PULLEN WAS FIRST ARRESTED LAST WEEK --

AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HE TOOK THEM ON A TEN-MILE CHASE.

AT ONE POINT --

THEY SAY HE HIT A SQUAD CAR.

LATER --

HE SMACKED A TREE.

THEN, PULLEN AND HIS PASSENGER BOLTED, BUT WERE ARRESTED.

PROSECUTORS CHARGED PULLEN WITH SEVEN FELONIES --

HE WAS RELEASED ON BOND FRIDAY.

BUT NOW --

DEPUTIES SAY THEY GOT A WARRANT FOR THE CAR.

THEY FOUND EVIDENCE PULLEN WAS INVOLVED IN A ROBBERY ON ELAINE DRIVE EARLIER THAT DAY.

SOME OF THE WEAPONS STOLEN FROM THAT HOUSE ARE STILL MISSING TONIGHT.

THEY CONSIDER HIM ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE OCTAVIUS PULLEN IS --

CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR-VO-WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

A JUDGE JUST SENTENCED THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN WHO BRUTALLY MURDERED HIS EX WIFE.

DANIEL PROCTOR WILL SERVE 25 YEARS IN PRISON.

EARLIER THIS MONTH PROCTOR PLEADED GUILTY TO KILLING CAPE CORAL SCIENCE SCHOOL TEACHER AMY PATTERSON AND DUMPING HER BODY IN THE WOODS ON PINE ISLAND.

PROCTOR CLAIMS HE WAS DRUNK WHEN HE STRANGLED HER TO DEATH.

HE SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW WHY HE DID IT.

HER FAMILY TELLS US THEY JUST WANT JUSTICE AND CLOSURE.

PROCTOR IS CURRENTLY SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES IN ALABAMA FOR GRAND THEFT. Return to index of stories...


DANIEL PROCTOR-SOTVO


PROCTOR IS CURRENTLY SERVING TWO LIFE SENTENCES IN ALABAMA FOR GRAND THEFT. Return to index of stories...


3 YEAR OLD KILLED SENTENCING-SS


A 3-YEAR-OLD FORT MYERS BOY DIED AFTER HE WAS TIED UP IN A BLANKET AND SUFFOCATED.

TODAY THE BOY'S STEPFATHER PLEADED GUILTY.

DOUGLAS GARRIGUS ADMITTED TO AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER OF A CHILD.

PROSECUTORS SAY LAST OCTOBER GARRIGUS AND TWO OTHERS TIED UP THE TODDLER IN THE BLANKET -- KILLING HIM.

GARRIGUS WILL SERVE 10 YEARS IN PRISON.

A FAMILY FRIEND IS SERVING 20 YEARS IN PRISON AFTER SHE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL IN MAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL BEATING-(3)SS-WIPE


CONTROVERSY IS ERUPTING ONLINE TONIGHT --

AFTER SOMEONE POSTED VIDEO OF WHAT THEY CLAIM IS A CAPE CORAL OFFICER USING EXCESSIVE FORCE.

OFFICERS WERE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICOUS CAR ON SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD TWO WEEKS AGO.

THEY SAY THEY SAW MARIJUANA IN THE TRUCK SO THEY WERE GOING TO ARREST THE DRIVER.

BUT --

THEY ARGUE 20-YEAR-OLD TRAVIS ROBEY BEGAN TO RESIST.

THEY SAY HE HIT THEM AND TRIED TO ESCAPE.

SO --

THEY USED A TASER AND A BATON TO SUBDUE HIM.

BUT --

THE VIDEO WAS POSTED ONLINE.

SOME ARE SAYING THE MAN'S LEG WAS BROKEN AND THE FORCE UNNECESSARILY EXTREME.

YOU CAN'T SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE VIDEO --

BUT YOU CAN HEAR HIS SCREAMS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL BEATING-SOT-OC


5:14 NATS OF SCREAMING.Why are you yelling? It hurts. Stand up. You beat the f--- outta me! You shouldn't have resisted. You beat the f--- outta me.

THE DISTRICT RESPONDED TO THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING-

THEY MAINTAIN A CULTURE OF PROFESSIONALISM --

THAT DOES NOT TOLERATE THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE.

AN INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY.

ROBEY FACES A NUMBER OF CHARGES.

ABC 7 JUST SPOKE TO HIS PARENTS-

WE'LL HEAR FROM THEM COMING UP AT ABC 7 NEWS AT 6. Return to index of stories...


STREETLIGHTS IN IMMOKALEE-VO-WIPE


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE WORKING TO MAKE IMMOKALEE SAFER BY SHEDDING LIGHT ON CRIME IN THE CITY.

DEPUTIES BLAME THE LACK OF STREETLIGHTS FOR CRIME ON THIRD STREET IN IMMOKALEE.

THIS MAP SHOWS THREE OTHER ROADS IN THE AREA EXPERIENCING A WAVE OF ROBBERIES.

DEPUTIES WANT THE IMMOKALEE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO INSTALL MORE STREET LIGHTS ON 16 ROADS.

RESIDENTS SUPPORT THE PLAN. Return to index of stories...


STREETLIGHTS IN IMMOKALEE-SOTVO


JUAN PABLO ANEZ, Immokalee Resident - "I can come from anywhere and hit you in the back on the head and you don't see me. So I take off and there you are."

DEPUTIES SAY MORE SIDEWALKS AND TRIMMING TREES ALSO IMPROVE SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL PRESCRIBED BURNS-VO-CG


THE RESORT LIFE IS ON HOLD FOR MANY PEOPLE ON SANIBEL ISLAND --

AT LEAST UNTIL WEDNESDAY.

THAT'S BECAUSE CONTROLLED BURNS ARE FILLING THE AIR WITH SMOKE.

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

NO ONE CAN RENT KAYAK, BIKE OR PADDLE BOARDS AT TARPON BAY EXPLORERS.

FOR THE BIKERS OUT HERE --

THE SHARED USE PATH NEAR BETWEEN TARPON BAY DOWN TO RABBIT ROAD IS CLOSED.

BUT CARS CAN STILL USE IT.

FOR THOSE WHO LIVE NEAR-BY --

FIREFIGHTERS SUGGEST STAYING INSIDE.

ALSO --

BRING YOUR CAR AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE TO A COVERED LOCATION.

EXPECT BURNING TODAY, TOMORROW AND POSSIBLY WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


TICE FIRES-VO-SS


THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL IS INVESTIGATING A SERIES OF FIRES ON THE SAME STREET IN FORT MYERS.

THEY HAPPENED AROUNDTWO THIS MORNING ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD IN THE TICE AREA.

SOMEONE SET A CAR ON FIRE AT HABANA TIRE -- THEN BURNED A CAR AT THE GREEN WAVE MOTEL.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY MINUTES LATER A HOUSE WAS SET ON FIRE ON WAVERLY DRIVE. Return to index of stories...


SEN BILL NELSON ON OIL DRILLING-VO-WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

THERE'S ANOTHER PUSH TO GET OIL AND GAS DRILLING STOPPED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

U-S SENATOR BILL NELSON MET WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE IN FORT MYERS TODAY --

WHO WANT IT BANNED UNTIL NEW LAWS GO ON THE BOOKS.

THE GROUP ARGUES STATES LAWS ARE OLD AND OUTDATED --

WHEN IT COMES TO FRACKING.

SENATOR NELSON TOLD THE GROUP HE HAS WRITTEN THE E-P-A ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS.

NELSON SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE THE STATE'S ECOLOGY DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


SEN BILL NELSON ON OIL DRILLING-SOTVO


sen. Bill Nelson / 44:24 We're spending hundreds of billions of dollars in restoring the Everglades. We certainly don't want something like this on the periphery or something directly next door in Big Cypress Preserve to mess that up. 44;39

THE MEETINGS COMES A FEW DAYS --

AFTER THE DAN A HUGHES DRILLING COMPANY ABANDONED ITS PLANS TO DRILL IN THE GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY. Return to index of stories...


ALZHEIMERS SCRATCH AND SNIFF TEST-TCMON-VO


IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING-

TWO NEW WAYS TO HELP DETECT ALZHEIMER'S EARLY.

FIRST-

YOUR SENSE OF SMELL.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS A DECREASED ABILITY TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY ODORS IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSS OF BRAIN CELL FUNCTION.

RESEARCHERS ALSO BELIEVE AN EYE EXAM COULD HELP IN EARLY DIAGNOSIS.

THE FINDINGS WERE REPORTED AT THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN DENMARK. Return to index of stories...


HIDDEN SUGAR-TCMON-VO


WE EXPECT SUGAR IN COOKIES-

CAKES AND CANDY.

ABC 7 DISCOVERED HIDDEN SUGAR IN MANY FOODS YOU WOULDN'T SUSPECT.

ON AVEARAGE AMERICANS EAT ABOUT 156- POUNDS OF SUGAR EVERY YEAR.

EXPERTS SAY THAT COULD BE ONE REASON FOR EXPANDING WAISTLINES.

TOO MUCH SUGAR COULD ALSO CAUSE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE -- DEPRESSION AND WRINKLES.

HERE ARE JUST A FEW PLACES IT'S HIDING-

TOMATO SAUCE-

KETCHUP-

BARBECUE SAUCE AND SALAD DRESSINGS.

YOU'LL ALSO FIND SUGAR IN MANY "HEALTHY" CEREALS-

FLAVORED YOGURT-

AND DRIED FRUIT-

GET THIS-

ONE SODA HAS MORE SUGAR IN IT THAN MANY PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE IN AN ENTIRE DAY.

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


NAT POP

"Because you weren't paying attention you were distracted!"

DISTRACTED DRIVING -- DRIVING DRUNK.

IT KILLS HUNDREDS OF TEENS DURING THE SUMMER.

ABC 7 SHOWS YOU THE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP KEEP SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENS SAFE.

HAVE A RASH AND CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED IT?!

IT COULD BE YOUR FAVORITE DEVICE.

HOW THE I-PAD IS CAUSING ALLERGIC REACTIONS FOR MANY USERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A DISTRACTED DRIVING-NATVO-WIPE


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UPSIDE DOWN TRAILERS-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

GUSTY WIND FLIPPED THIS MOBILE HOME OVER IN OHIO!

AND -- GET THIS -- A MAN WAS INSIDE WHEN IT TOPPLED.

HE'S EXPECTED TO BE O-K.

BUT SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES IN THE TRAILER PARK WENT AIRBORNE DURING THE STORM.

HIS WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH A PERSON INSIDE. 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


ONSHORE FLOW IMPACTS RAIN CHANCES

Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue rumbling across the interior of the state this evening, though an isolated downpour or storm will still remain possible along the US 41 corridor.

Thanks to a weather feature in the Southeastern United States this week, our winds will hail from the west and southwest late tonight and through Tuesday. This setup is called "onshore flow", and when it happens it alters when we can expect rain in Southwest Florida.

On Tuesday morning, thanks to winds coming from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll have the chance for seeing showers and even a few thunderstorms early in the day. Though many of these areas of rain tend to weaken once they get on land, you'll want to keep this in mind if you're outside early on Tuesday.

Our onshore wind flow pattern will stay in play through Thursday. This means we stand the chance for some rain in the morning each of the next upcoming days, with only isolated chances in the afternoon. In terms of coverage, our afternoon rain chances will be most abundant for communities along and east of I-75.

Temperatures this week look warm and seasonal. Highs are expected in the low 90s through Thursday before jumping back up closer to the mid 90s by Friday.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. No storm development is expected in the next three to five days. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY STUCK ON THE MONORAIL-VOTOPS


ABC7'S VIDEO OF THE DAY --

SHOWS ANOTHER PROBLEM AT THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!

ABOUT 120 PEOPLE WERE LEFT STUCK ON THE MONORAIL --

LAST NIGHT AT DISNEY ORLANDO.

STORMS TRIGGERED A POWER OUTAGE.

AND WHEN CREWS COULDN'T GET IT TO TURN BACK ON --

THEY HAD TO USE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO EVACUATE THE PASSENGERS.

NO ONE GOT HURT.

BUT IT'S THE SECOND ISSUE IN ONE WEEK AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM.

JUST LAST WEEK --

A MAN LOST TWO FINGERTIPS ON THE "PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN" RIDE.

NEW REPORTS SHOW HIS HANDS WERE OUTSIDE THE BOAT WHEN IT WENT DOWN A DROP. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING-POP-VO-WIPE


IT'S THE DEADLIEST SEASON FOR YOUNG DRIVERS.

TEENS ARE SPENDING MORE TIME BEHIND THE WHEEL AND-

ACCORDING TO TRIPLE-A-

DISTRACTED DRIVING KILLS HUNDREDS A MONTH.

NATIONWIDE TRIPLE-A ESTIMATES 261 TEENS DIE DURING EACH OF THE SUMMER MONTHS IN TRAFFIC CRASHES.

THAT'S A 26 PERCENT INCREASE COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE YEAR.

THE GROUP IS TACKLING THE ISSUE BY INTRODUCING DRIVING SIMULATORS IN D-M-V'S NATIONWIDE.

THE PUNTA GORDA LOCATION IS THE FIRST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO TEST OUT THE SIMULATOR.

IT ALLOWS TEENS TO EXPERIENCE THE DANGERS OF DRIVING DISTRACTED OR INTOXICATED IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING-SOTVO


Penny Smith

AAA Insurance Manager"They not only don't realize that there are consequences to what can happen to them as far as getting injured, but it'll show them this is how much your insurance is going to go up."

THE GROUP HOPES THIS HELPS TEENS PUT DOWN THEIR PHONES AND KEEP THEIR EYES ON THE ROAD.

THE PUNTA GORDA BRANCH IS ALSO HOLDING A SESSION ON THE SIMULATOR FOR ELDERLY CITIZENS. Return to index of stories...


IPAD RASHES-VO


BRAND NEW AT 5 --

IF YOU'RE SUFFERING FROM RED SPLOTCHES --

YOUR I-PAD COULD BE TO BLAME.

IT'S TRUE.

I-PADS CONTAIN NICKEL.

THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST COMMON METALS THAT INDUCE AN ALLERGIC REACTION.

FOR EXAMPLE --

AN APPLE IPAD CAUSED AN 11-YEAR-OLD IN SAN DIEGO TO RECENTLY BREAK OUT INTO A RASH.

BUT HE GOT BETTER AFTER HE PUT THE I-PAD IN A PROTECTIVE CASE.

DOCTORS SAY THEY WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW --

THE DEVICE COULD BE TRIGGERING THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


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


PARENTING CRISIS.

AHEAD - ABC7 INTRODUCES YOU TO THE MODERN-DAY MARY POPPINS!

WHAT SHE BLAMES AND HOW SHE SUGGESTS YOU KEEP CALM AND PARENT ON.

MOSQUITOS ARE BACK IN FULL FORCE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHY YOU'LL SEE MORE IN THE COMING DAYS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN AND YOUR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


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PARENTING CRISIS-ONCAM


A BRITISH NANNY SAYS MODERN DAY PARENTING IS IN CRISIS.

HER WORDS OF WISDOM ARE TOUCHING A NERVE IN MOTHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

ABC'S DEBORAH ROBERTS REPORTS ON HER HIGHER EXPECTATIONS. Return to index of stories...


PARENTING CRISIS-PKG


Nats Mary Poppins 153943

I am kind but extremely firm

EMMA JENNER IS SORT OF A MODERN DAY MARY POPPINS.A PROPER ENGLISH NANNYBUT

WITH A FRESH TAKE ON GOOD OLD FASHIONED COMMON SENSE.

*

NATS - FAMILY AND EMMA

AFTER YEARS IN THE HOME TRENCHESEMMA SAYS, IN A NEW BOOK "KEEP CALM AND

PARENT ON" THAT MODERN PARENTING IS IN CRISIS.

GFX 1

THE FIRST PROBLEM? FEAR!

SOT DEB/EMMA 010338

DR You say that we're afraid of our children, how so?

EJ 010355 I see a lot of moms, you know, I see fear in their body language,

in their face./ You know kids are clever, they know "gosh, if I throw a

tantrum right now then my mom's gonna give me exactly what I want". So that

's what they do.

EMMA SAYS WE ALLOW BAD BEHAVIOR BECAUSE WE'VE LOWERED OUR EXPECTATIONS.

SOT EMMA 010534

I feel that children are capable of so much more than we expect of them

today

AND THAT IPAD THAT KEEPS YOUR KIDS SO QUIET IN A RESTAURANT? SHE SAYS IT'S

A SHORTCUT PARENTS SHOULDN'T BE TAKING.

SOT DEB/EMMA 010614

DR So what do they do then?

EJ You have to show them how to behave./And if they don't on that first

instance you say "then we're leaving"./You're done with dinner and we're

leaving the restaurant because you're not gonna ruin it for everyone in the

restaurant. And you leave.

GFX 2

AND WORSE, WE'VE LOST THE VILLAGE

THESE DAYS PARENTS DON'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN ANOTHER FAMILY'S

TROUBLESLEAVING US WITHOUT SUPPORT.

EMMA SAYS THERE IS HOPE, THOUGH IF PARENTS ARE WILLING TO SET CLEAR

BOUNDARIESSTAND FIRMAND REMIND THEIR CHILDREN WHO'S BOSS.

OH, AND ONE MORE THING - AFTER 17 YEARS OF CARING FOR OTHER KIDS.EMMA'S

HAVING A BABY!

SOT Deb/Emma 012808

DR Are you going to remember to put yourself first? Are you going to

practice what you preach?

EJ I am indeed, at least I hope so Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO SEASON-POP-VO-WIPE


THOSE ANNOYING, BLOOD-SUCKING MOSQUITOS THAT HAVE US SWATTING AT THEM FURIOUSLY EVERY YEAR --

HAVE BECOME A BIGGER PROBLEM THIS YEAR IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AFTER A SLOW START TO THE SEASON --

RESEARCHERS SAY MOSQUITO NUMBERS HAVE SHOT UP THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS.

USUALLY, LEE MOSQUITO CONTROL SPRAYS HEAVILY FOR THE BUGS STARTING IN JUNE.

THIS YEAR --

THEY TOOK THEIR PLANS UP IN JULY. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO SEASON-SOTVO


Sharon Mudd, Cape Coral:

"Very fortunate to live in Cape Coral because they spray so well very mosquitoes."

Shelly Redovan, Lee Mosquito Control Deputy Director:

"Normally, we would have already had our planes out in June with a lot of activity going on. it kind of got postponed until July this year."

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHEN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS GOING TO BE SPRAYED NEXT --

WE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE SO YOU CAN FIND OUT.

IT'S ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM.

JUST CLICK ON SITES ON 7. Return to index of stories...


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FLORIDIANS HIT HARD DURING THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS STILL AREN'T GETTING THE RELIEF THEY WERE PROMISED.

AT 5:30 -- ABC7 INVESTIGATES.

WE FIND OUT WHAT'S STALLING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM GOING TO THOSE WHO NEED IT.

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K-K-K FLYERS FOUND ON CARS IN ONE SOUTHERN CITY.

TONIGHT THE OUTRAGE AND THE TIES TO A CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION.

HE SPENT FIVE YEARS IN CAPTIVITY WITH THE TALIBAN.

TONIGHT - ONE MAN'S GETTING BACK TO THE LIFE HE ONCE KNEW.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL'S TRANSITION FROM PRISONER OF WAR TO ARMY SOLDIER. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A HOUSING CRISIS MONEY-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ3 B KKK FLYERS ON CARS-VOTOPS-WIPE


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TZ3 C BERGDAHL ACTIVE DUTY-VOTOPS-DISS


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JONETTE EN VIDA OF LEHIGH ACRES

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