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DIRECTORS PAGE LEHIGH FIRE LAYOFFS-SOTVO
HEADLINES------------- MODERATE DRINKING AND YOUR HEART-POP VO
HL1) NAPLES LIGHTNING FIRE-trxSOTVO NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-trxNATSVO TEASE ONE------------
HL3) BABY TALK-trxNATSVO TZ1 A BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-NATSVO
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ1 B WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS
LIGHTNING HITS NAPLES HOUSE-VO IN TCMON WIPE JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
LIGHTNING HITS NAPLES HOUSE-SOTVO FORECAST-PHC
CCPD FIGHT INVESTIGATION-BNC SS VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
CCPD FIGHT INVESTIGATION-SOTVO BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-OC NATSVO WIPE
PORT CHARLOTTE CAR FIRE-OC SS(2) BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-SOTVO WIPE
PRINCIPAL RESIGNS-OC SS VO WIPE RESCUE AT UNIVERSAL-trxSSTOPS(2) VO
PRINCIPAL RESIGNS-SSTOPS OC WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VO IN TCMON
LOTTERY SCHOOL FUNDING-OTS VO SS WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-SOTVO
LOTTERY SCHOOL FUNDING-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FL THREE DEAD IN BASEBALL BAT ATTACK-OC VO WIPE TEASE TWO------------
FL THREE DEAD IN BASEBALL BAT ATTACK-SOTVO TZ2 A BABY TALK-NATSVO-WIPE
FL MOM LEAVES KID IN HOT CAR-OTS SS OC TZ2 B SANIBEL BURNS-VOTOPS
SEX WITH 14 YEAR OLD-OC SS BABY TALK-2SHOT
ORLANDO TEACHER CHILD PORN-OC VO WIPE BABY TALK-PKG
ORLANDO TEACHER CHILD PORN-SOTVO HOME DEPOT 3D PRINTERS-OC VO
OFF THE GRID WOMAN-OTS VO WIPE SANIBEL BURNS POSTPONED-OC VO
OFF THE GRID WOMAN-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP TEASE THREE------------
LARRY AGUILAR-POP VO WIPE TZ3 A SEVERE WEATHER-NATSVO
LARRY AGUILAR-SOTVO TZ3 B BULLET PROOF DOOR-VO
FL REDISTRICTING-POP TZ3 C DATA BREACHES ON THE RISE-SOTVO
LEHIGH FIRE LAYOFFS-OC VO WIPE FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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:19 I don't know where the lightning hit but there's fire. Ok, is everyone out of the house? Please hurry because I have kids.

A MOTHER'S DESPERATE CALL FOR HELP.

LIGHTNING HIT HER NAPLES HOUSE.

FLAMES SHOT THROUGH THE ROOF.

NOW AT 5 --

THE DAMAGE AND HOW EVERYONE GOT OUT.

THEN THIS--

nats of attack

CARJACKING BEATDOWN--

ABC 7 HAS THE VIDEO--

WATCH AS GOOD SAMARITANS PULL, PUNCH AND CHOKE THE WOULD BE THIEF--

AND--

"Helloooo! How Are Youuuuu?

THE BENEFITS OF BABBLING TO YOUR BABY!

YES, THEY EXIST!

WHY BABY TALK WORKS --

RIGHT NOW ON ABC 7 NEWS AT 5.

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


HL1) NAPLES LIGHTNING FIRE-trxSOTVO


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HL2) BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-trxNATSVO


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HL3) BABY TALK-trxNATSVO


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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LIGHTNING HITS NAPLES HOUSE-VO IN TCMON WIPE


A COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY WATCHED AS THEIR HOUSE BURNED TO THE GROUND.

THEY MANAGED TO ESCAPE BUT TONIGHT THEY'RE HOMELESS.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY LIGHTNING HIT THE HOUSE ON ANDREWS AVENUE IN EAST NAPLES THIS MORNING.

IT STARTED A FIRE IN THE MASTER BEDROOM THAT SPREAD.

A MOTHER AND HER THREE CHILDREN WERE INSIDE AT THE TIME.

THEY GOT OUT AND SHE CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING HITS NAPLES HOUSE-SOTVO


19 I don't know where the lightning hit but there's fire. Ok, is everyone out of the house? Please hurry because I have kids.

THE FAMILY TOLD US THEY'RE TOO UPSET TO TALK ABOUT THE FIRE.

THEY TOLD FIREFIGHTERS THEY SAW FLAMES COMING FROM AN OUTLET AND IMMEDIATELY GOT OUT OF THE HOUSE.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY SMOKE KILLED THEIR TWO BIRDS. Return to index of stories...


CCPD FIGHT INVESTIGATION-BNC SS VO WIPE


OUR OTHER BIG STORY AT FIVE --

ABC 7 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A CAPE CORAL

POLICE OFFICER ACCUSED OF POLICE BRUTALITY.

OFFICER GEORGEANN LYTLE IS ONE OF THE OFFICERS A CAPE

CORAL FAMILY CLAIMS IS IN A VIDEO POSTED ONLINE.

IN IT --

YOU HEAR THEIR SON, 20 YEAR OLD TRAVIS ROBEY, SCREAMING IN PAIN DURING HIS ARREST LATE LAST MONTH.

TODAY --

ABC 7 HAS BEEN DIGGING THROUGH LYTLE'S PERSONNEL FILES AND UNCOVERED SHE HAS DEALT WITH SOME ISSUES IN HER

CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.

IN 2008 -- LYTLE WAS INVESTIGATED AFTER A

JAIL HOUSE VIDEO SURFACED SHOWING HER SHOVING A WOMAN

INTO A WALL.

THE WOMAN SUED THE CITY AND WON.

IN 2010 --

SHE WAS DEMOTED FROM SERGEANT TO PATROL OFFICER FOR

USING HER POSITION AS AN OFFICER TO HARASS A BARTENDER. Return to index of stories...


CCPD FIGHT INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


"I still believe that good cops and the good community in Cape Coral

want answers too." Troy Robey

WE ARE STILL WORKING TO GET OUR HANDS ON THE PERSONNEL FILES FOR THE

OTHER OFFICERS IN QUESTION.

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


PORT CHARLOTTE CAR FIRE-OC SS(2)


A CAR FIRE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY BACKED UP TRAFFIC ON U-S 41 THIS AFTERNOON.

A VIEWER SENT US PICTURES FROM THE SCENE.

YOU CAN SEE THE CAR ON FIRE.

THIS WAS IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES OF U-S 41 JUST NORTH OF MIDWAY BOULEVARD.

THE DRIVER GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND IS OKAY.

DEPUTIES SAY GAS WAS LEAKING FROM IT BEFORE IT CAUGHT FIRE. Return to index of stories...


PRINCIPAL RESIGNS-OC SS VO WIPE


ABC 7 IS WORKING TO GET ANSWERS TONIGHT --

AFTER A LEE COUNTY PRINCIPAL ABRUPTLY HANDED IN HER RESIGNATION THIS WEEK.

TRACY PERKINS SERVED AS TOP ADMINISTRATOR AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL IN FORT MYERS FROM 2003 UNTIL THIS WEEK.

IN HER RESIGNATION LETTER --

SHE NOTES MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SCHOOL'S GRADES.

THEY WERE AN A-SCHOOL THREE YEARS RUNNING.

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD VICE CHAIRMAN CATHLEEN

MORGAN TOLD US -- QUOTE -- Return to index of stories...


PRINCIPAL RESIGNS-SSTOPS OC


"I WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT THE RESIGNATION OF TRACY PERKINS,

PRINCIPAL, CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

MS. PERKINS HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL ASSET TO THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL

DISTRICT AS AN EDUCATOR AND SCHOOL LEADER.

WHAT WE DON'T KNOW IS WHY PERKINS IS RESIGNING.

BUT WE'RE LOOKING INTO IT.

WE DO KNOW --

SHE'LL STAY ON THROUGH AUGUST 8TH TO HELP WITH THE TRANSITION.

ABC 7 REACHED OUT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AS WELL.

BUT SHE'S NOT TALKING ABOUT THE RESIGNATION. Return to index of stories...


LOTTERY SCHOOL FUNDING-OTS VO SS


SCRATCH OFFS.

LUCKY NUMBERS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS --

THAT'S HOW MUCH THE FLORIDA LOTTERY MAKES EVERY YEAR.

IT'S MONEY MEANT FOR EDUCATION.

TONIGHT AT FIVE - ABC7 IS EXPOSING HOW MUCH REALLY GOES TO OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

THE STATE'S 67 PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SPLIT 4-HUNDRED-EIGHTY MILLION DOLLARS.

HERE'S HOW IT BREAKS DOWN IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

FOR THE 20-15 FISCAL YEAR--

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS IS ANTICIPATING A LITTLE MORE THAN 4-MILLION DOLLARS.

AND COLLIER NEARLY 3-MILLION--

THE DISTRICT PLANS TO USE A PORTION OF THAT FOR TEXTBOOKS.

WE ASKED PEOPLE IF THEY THOUGHT THE LOTTERY SHOULD BE PUTTING A LITTLE MORE ASIDE FOR EDUCATION. Return to index of stories...


LOTTERY SCHOOL FUNDING-SOTVO


Larry Quartano 135943 30 percent seems to be a fair amount. I would like to see more like 50 percent. 5

Joscelyn Inniss 140250 there's a lot of schools that are b schools and c schools. I think there's a lot more money that can go to them. 7

WE ARE STILL WAITING ON NUMBERS FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


FL THREE DEAD IN BASEBALL BAT ATTACK-OC VO WIPE


ATTACKED WITH A BASEBALL BAT.

THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD NEAR ORLANDO AFTER AN UNUSUAL MURDER-SUICIDE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A MAN ATTACKED THREE PEOPLE --

INCLUDING HIS GIRLFRIEND --

AT A HOUSE YESTERDAY.

WHEN POLICE GOT THERE --

HE WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE HOLDING A METAL BASEBALL BAT.

HIS SHIRT WAS COVERED IN BLOOD.

WHEN HE SAW OFFICERS-

HE BOLTED.

HIS BODY WAS LATER FOUND FLOATING IN A LAKE.

POLICE SAY HE KILLED HIMSELF.

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FL THREE DEAD IN BASEBALL BAT ATTACK-SOTVO


Virginia Hall

Friend of Victim

"I know that he had certain issues. We heard that he hadn't been on his medicine for about a month."

"Shock. I'm still in shock about it. She was a great person, a great family."

ONE PERSON SURVIVED THE ATTACK --

THE WOMAN'S BROTHER.

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FL MOM LEAVES KID IN HOT CAR-OTS SS OC


ANOTHER FLORIDA MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH CHILD NEGLECT TONIGHT AFTER OFFICERS SAY SHE LEFT HER BABY IN A HOT CAR FOR 40 MINUTES.

PINELLAS PARK OFFICERS ARRESTED VITA ABRAMENKOVA AFTER THEY FOUND HER 19-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER IN A CAR.

SHE WAS INSIDE OF A TARGET SHOPPING.

A PARAMEDIC HEARD THE BABY CRYING AND CALLED 9-1-1.

THE WOMAN LEFT THE CAR RUNNING WITH THE AIR ON.

OFFICERS SAY THAT'S NOT ENOUGH.

ABRAMENKOVA CLAIMS SHE DID IT BECAUSE THE GIRL WAS ASLEEP. Return to index of stories...


SEX WITH 14 YEAR OLD-OC SS


A FORT MYERS MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT --

ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

POLICE SAY A MOTHER WALKED IN ON 40-YEAR-OLD DIEGO MACIAS --

ASSAULTING HER TEENAGE DAUGHTER.

SHE CALLED POLICE.

THE MOTHER ADMITS SHE AND MACIAS USED TO DATE THEMSELVES.

THEN THEY BECAME ROOMMATES.

NOW --

MACIAS IS BEHIND BARS WAITING TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


ORLANDO TEACHER CHILD PORN-OC VO WIPE


COPS SAY THEY FOUND NINE-THOUSAND IMAGES OF CHILD PORN --

ON A FLORIDA TEACHER'S COMPUTER.

MATTHEW GRAZIANI TEACHES FIFTH GRADE AT A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN VOLUSIA COUNTY.

HE ALSO COACHES SOCCER AND WORKS WITH A BOY SCOUT TROOP.

THE F-B-I SEARCHED HIS HOUSE RECENTLY --

AND SAY THEY STUMBLED ON NINE-THOUSAND IMAGES, PLUS A FOLDER ON HIS COMPUTER LABELED "PERSONALLY KNOWN."

IT CONTAINS 41 SUB-FOLDERS WITH NAMES OF CHILDREN.

THEY THINK HE TOOK ALL THOSE PICTURES AT HIS HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


ORLANDO TEACHER CHILD PORN-SOTVO


we never saw it coming. We really didn't.

Matt seemed like such a nice guy.

THE SUPERINTENDENT AT THE SCHOOL CLAIMS GRAZIANI WAS NEVER ALONE WITH STUDENTS.

EITHER WAY -- GRAZIANI IS IN JAIL TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID WOMAN-OTS VO WIPE


AN UPDATE ON THE BATTLE BREWING BETWEEN THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL AND ONE WOMAN LIVING "OFF THE GRID."

ROBIN SPERONIS WAS BACK IN COURT TODAY.

SHE ASKED A JUDGE TO END HER PROBATION EARLY BECAUSE THE STATE DROPPED THE ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES.

THE JUDGE SAID NO.

THE CITY WANTS HER EVICTED.

SPERONIS SAYS SHE'S UNFAIRLY BEING TARGETTED BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T WANT TO LIVE WITH OR PAY FOR WATER, SEWER OR POWER. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID WOMAN-SOTVO


ROBIN SPERONIS, LIVES OFF THE GRID:08

051403 It was a principle. it was an injustice that i just couldn't let stand. And I had to do this for public record. 052213

SPERONIS HEADS BACK TO COURT ON THURSDAY. Return to index of stories...


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LARRY AGUILAR-POP VO WIPE


HE WAS LEFT OUT --

AND NOW HE WANTS IN.

DEMOCRAT LARRY AGUILAR IS ASKING A JUDGE TO PUT HIM ON THE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT.

HE WANTS TO BE RESTORED AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE 79TH DISTRICT STATE HOUSE SEAT IN FLORIDA.

TODAY HE FILED AN INJUNCTION ASKING A JUDGE TO GET INVOLVED.

STATE ELECTION OFFICIALS CLAIM AGUILAR DIDN'T QUALIFY IN TIME.

HE ARGUES THE STATE DIDN'T CHECK IT'S POST OFFICE BOX WHERE HIS PAPERWORK WAS SENT.

AGUILAR DEMONSTRATED IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, ALONG WITH SUPPORTERS.

HE WANTS A JUDGE TO RULE IMMEDIATELY IN THE MATTER. Return to index of stories...


LARRY AGUILAR-SOTVO


Larry Aguilar/Files Injunction / 04:56 Unfortunately times is not my friend. I need a judge to take a look at this case as quickly as possible and make a ruling. 05:02 LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE.

AGUILAR IS FIGHTING TO OUST REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT STATE REPRESENTATIVE MATT CALDWELL.

REPUBLICAN MATT MILLER IS ALSO IN THE RACE. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-POP


REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WILL NOT APPEAL A JUDGE'S RULING --

THAT THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS THEY DREW IN FLORIDA WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THE JUDGE JUST SAID THE LEGISLATURE DREW TWO DISTRICTS TO BENEFIT REPUBLICANS.

AND WHILE THEY DON'T WANT TO APPEAL THE RULING --

THE G-O-P DOES WANT TO WAIT TO RE-DRAW THE MAPS UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER'S ELECTIONS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE LAYOFFS-OC VO WIPE


54 LEHIGH ACRES FIREFIGHTERS AND E-M-S WORKERS COULD LOSE THEIR JOBS.

THE LAYOFFS WILL START IN NOVEMBER IF LEHIGH ACRES VOTERS OPPOSE A YEARLY 292-DOLLAR ASSESSMENT FEE.

THURSDAY - FIRE COMMISSIONERS WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IF IT DOESN'T PASS.

THEY'LL PLAN FOR AN EIGHT-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET -- CLOSING TWO STATIONS, CUTTING ALL E-M-S SERVICE AND LAYING OFF FIREFIGHTERS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE LAYOFFS-SOTVO


""It is very frustrating its very saddening to see. I Grew up in Lehigh, spent basically my entire life here, and so for me

to get a job here it was a dream come true. Literally there's no

better way I an serve the community."

LEE COUNTY E-M-S IS ALSO WORKING ON A PLAN THAT WOULD INCLUDE EXPANDING SERVICE TO LEHIGH ACRES.

LEHIGH ACRES RESIDENTS CAN VOTE ON THAT ASSESSMENT FEE ON NOVEMBER FOURTH. Return to index of stories...


MODERATE DRINKING AND YOUR HEART-POP VO


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING --

RESEARCHERS NOW THINK EVEN ALCOHOL IN MODERATION --

COULD BE HARD ON YOUR HEART.

THIS NEW STUDY SHOWS --

AS LITTLE AS 1-TO-3 ALCOHOLIC DRINKS A DAY MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, OR A-FIB.

SYMPTOMS FOR A-FIB INCLUDE LACK OF ENERGY, HEART PALPITATIONS AND CHEST PAIN.

THE STUDY ALSO SHOWED THE MORE WINE AND LIQUOR YOU DRINK --

THE BIGGER THE RISK-

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


nats of the girl screaming

A MAN TRIED TO TAKE ONE MOTHER'S CAR -- WITH HER YOUNG DAUGHTER IN THE BACKSEAT.

YOU HEARD THE GIRL SCREAMING.

AHEAD - SEE HOW A GROUP OF BYSTANDERS CAME TO THE RESCUE.

PLUS -

A CONVENIENCE STORE ON STEROIDS AND CUSTOMERS SAY IT'S ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S FIRST EVER WA-WA AND WHY SO MANY ARE EXCITED.

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


TZ1 A BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-NATSVO


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TZ1 B WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VOTOPS


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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


MORE AM STORMS FOR WEDNESDAY

It was a stormy start to the day across Southwest Florida, but a sun-filled finish with highs in the mid to upper 80s. An isolated shower will be possible this evening inland, otherwise expect dry conditions and temps in the 70s. We'll see overnight lows in the mid 70s.

More storms are expected for Wednesday. Once again, activity will build overnight in the Gulf of Mexico and push onshore in the morning hours. Rain and storms will be likely through much of the morning time frame, with the activity pushing inland in the early afternoon. Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Another round of morning showers and storms will again be possible on Thursday. The activity will again push inland in the PM hours with highs in the low 90s.

Our winds begin to transition back to the east on Friday, bringing a better chance for storms later in the day. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

The more typical AM sunshine-PM storms routine kicks into high gear for the weekend, with highs both days in the low 90s.

There are some indications that tropical moisture may move in early next week, which would increase the rain and storm chances across Southwest Florida.

TROPICAL UPDATE

It is still nice and quiet across the tropics today. Some forecast models are indicating the atmosphere becoming more conducive for development, but no major development is expected at this point.

No major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-OC NATSVO WIPE


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

KARMA WINS OUT!

A BAD GUY TRIED TO CARJACK A MOTHER IN SAN DIEGO.

HER CHILD'S IN THE BACK SEAT.

BUT PEOPLE NEARBY FOUGHT BACK --

PUNISHING THE BAD GUY.

A WARNING --

THE VIDEO'S TOUGH TO WATCH.

nats of the girl screaming

THE YOUNG GIRL SCREAMING IS WORRIED A MAN SHE DOESN'T KNOW --

IS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF WITH HER IN THE VAN.

BUT --

A GROUP OF GOOD SAMARITANS STEP IN.

THEY PULL.

THEY PUNCH.

AND THEY CHOKE THE ATTACKER.

ANOTHER MAN NEARBY SAW THE COMMOTION AND STARTED RECORDING. Return to index of stories...


BYSTANDERS STOP CARJACKING-SOTVO WIPE


Aaron Leaf

Shot Video of Carjacking

"I seen a guy in the back seat choking out the driver and there were a couple of other people in the widow grabbing the keys from him."

"I think it's great that people will stand up for each other, I know that wouldn't happen in a lot of other neighborhoods."

POLICE ARRESTED THE MAN --

WHO FACES A NUMBER OF CHARGES.

AS FOR THE MOTHER AND CHILD --

THIS RATTLED THEIR NERVES, BUT THEY WEREN'T HURT. Return to index of stories...


RESCUE AT UNIVERSAL-trxSSTOPS(2) VO


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THESE NEW PICTURES!

12 PEOPLE HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM A RIDE AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO.

THEY WERE ON THE TRANSFORMERS RIDE --

WHEN A GLITCH CAUSED IT TO MALFUNCTION.

IT LEFT THEM STRANDED.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT USED SAFETY HARNESSES TO SECURE THEM BEFORE THEY CLIMBED OFF THE RIDE AND DOWN A LADDER.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

BUT THE RIDE IS STILL SHUT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-VO IN TCMON


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT FIVE --

IT'S SOMETHING MANY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRANSPLANTS ARE CHEERING ABOUT TONIGHT.

IF YOU'VE LIVED IN THE NORTHEAST AND MOVED HERE. THERE'S SOMETHING YOU'RE MISSING.

THE WAWA.

TODAY THE CONVEINCE STORE CHAIN BROKE GROUND IN FORT MYERS.

IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR -- THE WAWA IS A GAS STATION, COFFEE BAR, RESTAURANT AND CONVENIENCE STORE ALL IN ONE.

THERE WILL EVENTUALLY BE THREE WA-WAS IN LEE COUNTY -- ONE ON COLONIAL AND FOWLER, US-41 AND COLLEGE PARKWAY AND IN CAPE CORAL ON PINE ISLAND ROAD AND DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THE COMPANY ALSO HAS GREAT EMPLOYEES BENEFITS -- INCLUDING STOCKS AND TUITION REIMBURSEMENT. Return to index of stories...


WAWA GROUNDBREAKING-SOTVO


I don't know if it is the computer generated checks, or quality of the food. But it really is an experience. It's like a convenience store on steroids.

THE LOCATION ON COLONIAL AND FOWLER SHOULD OPEN EARLY NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


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


Nats "Hiiiii my precious.hiiiii"

WE ALL DO IT --

THAT BABY TALK BABBLE.

AHEAD - ABC7 SHOWS YOU WHY THOSE SILLY SOUNDS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT.

PLUS - THE FIRE WARNING FOR SANIBEL.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO HEAD ACROSS THE CAUSEWAY. Return to index of stories...


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BABY TALK-2SHOT


WE ALL DO IT.

WHEN HOLDING A BABY --

WE TURN FROM SOPHISTICATED, WELL-SPOKEN ADULTS.

INTO BABIES OURSELVES.

BUT IT TURNS OUT --

OUR "BABY TALK" IS GOOD FOR OUR BABIES.

LINSEY DAVIS REPORTS-

OUR BABY NOISES ARE ACTUALLY BACKED BY SCIENCE. Return to index of stories...


BABY TALK-PKG


AND NOW-A NEW STUDY SHOWS OUR BABIES MAY BE BENEFITING FROM ALL THAT

BABBLING

ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON IN SEATTLE.

DOLING OUT THE DADADAS MAY ACTUALLY IMPROVE A BABY'S SPEECH DEVELOPMENTEVEN

IF THEY CAN'T TALK BACK YET.

SOT DR. PATRICIA K KUHL CO-DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING AND BRAIN

SCIENCES AT University OF Washington IN SEATTLE:

"For the first time we're seeing the brain working on it, well before they

got the true capabilities/I don't think it's ever to early to talk to the

baby/

USING A NON-INVASIVE BRAIN SCANNER THE STUDY MONITORED 7 AND 11-12 MONTH OLD

BABIES LISTENING TO A SERIES OF SYLLABLES SUCH AS "DA" AND "TA" AND

RESEARCHERS NOTICED AN ACTIVATION IN THE PARTS OF THE BRAIN THAT COORDINATE

SPEECH PRODUCTION.

SOT DR. PATRICIA K KUHL CO DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING AND BRAIN

SCIENCES AT U OF W IN SEATTLE

"Helloooo! How Are Youuuuu?/ That'S The Kind Of Speech We Think Allows

Babies To/Mirror What They Ought To Do.

SO IN THE INTEREST OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT.

Nats "hiiiiii"

.I MAKE SURE MY LITTLE GUY GETS AN EARFUL OF PARANTESE DAILY

Nats "Hiiiii my precious.hiiiii"

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HOME DEPOT 3D PRINTERS-OC VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO BUY ONE OF THOSE REMARKABLE 3-D PRINTERS.

THIS WEEK --

HOME DEPOT BECOMES THE FIRST COMPANY TO SELL THEM IN STORES.

IT'S JUST A DOZEN STORES TO START --

A PILOT PROGRAM.

BUT YOU CAN ALSO BUY THEM ONLINE.

THE MAKER-BOT PRINTERS RANGE IN PRICE FROM 800 TO 29-HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL BURNS POSTPONED-OC VO


CONTROLLED BURNS ON SANIBEL WERE PUT ON HOLD TODAY BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.

THAT MEANS THEY'LL LIKELY CONTINUE TOMORROW.

IF YOU BIKE ON THE ISLAND -- THE PATH BETWEEN TARPON BAY AND RABBIT ROAD WILL BE CLOSED.

DRIVERS CAN STILL USE THE ROADS.

IF YOU LIVE NEAR THE BURN -- STAY INSIDE AND CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS. Return to index of stories...


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


NATS

TORNADOS.

FLOODING.

EVEN COLD TEMPERATURES.

THERE'S WILD AND WEIRD WEATHER SWEEPING THROUGH THE U-S.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU HOW IT'S CHANGING SUMMER PLANS.

MUST-SEE.

IT'S THE LATEST WAY TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE IN SCHOOLS.

HOW THIS DOOR TURNS INTO A SHIELD.

KELLY - "I think there is no question that the problem is getting bigger, it is expanding."

IT'S LIKELY SOMEONE *WILL* STEAL YOUR IDENTITY.

IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND ONLY ABC NEWS FOUND OUT WHY THE CRIME IS ON THE RISE.

WE SHARE THE THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF. NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A SEVERE WEATHER-NATSVO


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TZ3 B BULLET PROOF DOOR-VO


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TZ3 C DATA BREACHES ON THE RISE-SOTVO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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

JONETTE EN VIDA OF LEHIGH ACRES

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