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DIRECTORS PAGE a) SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-VOTOPS
HEADLINES (14 SECOND EXACTLY)-SOTTOPS b) SPIDER FIRE-VOTOPS
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP EXTRA CLIP-CLIP
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-TC MON
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-PKG
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS-SS-SS SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-ONCAM
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS SPIDER FIRE-VO
CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS CUFFED AND NUDE IN THE WATER-VOTOPS
MEDSTAR CRASH-VO DIAMOND IN GOODWILL DONATION-VO-WIPE
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP DIAMOND IN GOODWILL DONATION-SOTVO
COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-POP VO-WIPE NEXT CLIP-CLIP
COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO 4 YEAR OLD FLOWER GIRL-SSTOPS
COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO TEASE TWO-POP
CRISIS ON THE BORDER-VO TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
FM 'ROUTINE' BURGLARY-VO-WIPE NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
FM 'ROUTINE' BURGLARY-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
MAYOR SIGNS MARRIAGE PETITION-VO-WIPE MIAMI HEAT-POPMON
MAYOR SIGNS MARRIAGE PETITION-SOTVO MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS
TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE HORNETS-VOTOPS
TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-SOTVO ESTERO BASEBALL-VOTOPS
NEW PREGNANCY RULES-TC MON VO ESTERO BASEBALL-SOTTOPS
NEW PREGNANCY RULES-SOTVO BRITISH OPEN-POPMON
BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-ZM-VO-WIPE BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-SOTVO BRITISH OPEN-SOTTOPS
MOSQUITO STUDY-VO-WIPE MO MARTIN-VOTOPS
CHIKUNGUNYA CASES-VOTOPS MO MARTIN-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP SOUTH CAROLINA-POPMON
TEASE ONE------------ SOUTH CAROLINA-SOTTOPS
TZ1A SPEED TRAPS EXPOSED-SOTVO COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VOTOPS
TZ1B GOODWILL DONATION-VOTOPS COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-WXCTR TOSS TO BREAK-POP
WEATHER-WX WALL 4 YEAR OLD FLOWER GIRL REQUEST-SS
EXTRA TEASE------------ CLOSE 11PM-3SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES (14 SECOND EXACTLY)-SOTTOPS


NEXT AT 11 --

BREAKING NEWS!

A PLANE GOES DOWN OFF CAPTIVA.

WHAT WENT WRONG ON THE LANDING.

PLUS --

"it's like a dirty secret"

THE FORMER COP BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON SPEED TRAPS!

HOW CITIES AND COUNTIES MAKE *BIG* MONEY --

SETTING YOU UP FOR A TICKET.

AFTER POWERBALL! Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


STORMWARN 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


SHOWERS AND STORMS CONTINUE TONIGHT

The weather pattern for the rest of tonight and tomorrow will continue to feature passing showers and thunderstorms. Upper level winds are still out of the west and will push the rain from the Gulf of Mexico, across the beaches, and toward the east coast. Most of the time we can count on rain to generally occur in the late day. This pattern will deliver showers at any time of day or night. It looks like this will last through Friday.

Expect brief downpours, gusty winds and lightning as the storms move through this evening and again tomorrow morning. Temperatures will continue to be in the mid 70's and lower 90's through the end of the week.

The westerly winds shift by the weekend and we will return to 'normal' July weather with quiet mornings and afternoon thunderstorms. The tropics are quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 3 to 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS-SS-SS


BREAKING NEWS --

SOURCES TELL ABC7 A "RECOVERY" MISSION IS UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW --

AFTER A SMALL PLANE CRASHED OFF UPPER CAPTIVA TONIGHT.

HERE'S WHAT WE'VE LEARNED, NEW AT 11.

A SINGLE-ENGINE PIPER P-A 32 -- JUST LIKE THIS ONE -- WENT DOWN INTO THE WATER ABOUT DINNER TIME.

IT SEATS AS MANY AS SIX.

IT CRASHED JUST WEST OF THE LANDING STRIP AT NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

THEY CALL THIS THE SALTY APPROACH AIR STRIP. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS


WE FOUND THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE TONIGHT --

GIVING YOU A FIRST-PERSON LOOK AT HOW TRICKY IT IS TO LAND THERE.

THE GRASS STRIP IS ABOUT TWO-THOUSAND FEET AND NARROW.

HOUSES LINE THE SIDES.

AND THERE'S WATER ON EITHER END. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS


OUR REPORTERS HAVE SPENT TONIGHT ALONGSIDE DEPUTIES AT PINE ISLAND MARINA TRYING TO LEARN MORE.

WE UNDERSTAND THE N-T-S-B IS NOW IN CHARGE OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THIS PLANE WENT DOWN, HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE ON-BOARD, AND EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM.

THE COAST GUARD AND L-C-S-O HAVE DIVERS IN THE WATER, TRYING TO RECOVER BODIES. Return to index of stories...


MEDSTAR CRASH-VO


AND LET ME ADD SOME CONTEXT.

THIS IS IN THE SAME AREA --

WHERE A RESCUE HELICOPTER CRASHED FIVE YEARS AGO.

PILOT ERROR WAS BLAMED FOR THE MEDSTAR CRASH --

BACK IN 2009 OFF NORTH CAPTIVA.

THE EMERGENCY PILOT WAS RESPONDING --

AFTER A GUEST ON THE ISLAND SUFFERED A HEAD INJURY.

NO ONE WAS KILLED IN THAT WRECK. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-POP VO-WIPE


BREAKING RIGHT NOW IN COLLIER COUNTY --

105 PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY FOR USING STOLEN IDENTITIES AT ONE EAST NAPLES BUSINESS.

DEPUTIES BELIEVE MANY ARE UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS.

INVESTIGATORS TELL US 90 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES AT FRUIT DYNAMICS USED FAKE DOCUMENTS TO GET JOBS.

DEPUTIES SAY SOME HAD INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAD.

DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO BUST THE RING LEADERS OF THIS IDENTITY THEFT RING.

THEY DON'T THINK WORKERS STOLE THE INFORMATION.

ABC7 SPOKE WITH A FORMER WORKER WHO CLAIMS HE KNOWS WHO THE RINGLEADERS ARE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO


"it's funny how things happen you can only do it for so long."

THIS FORMER EMPLOYEE ASKED THAT WE CONCEAL HIS IDENTITY.

HE SAYS THE COMPANY'S GENERAL MANAGER KNOWINGLY HIRED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND THE MAN'S WIFE HANDED OUT THE STOLEN IDENTITIES OF U-S CITIZENS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO


"they were all hired even if they were illegal she would facilitate paperwork for them, whether it was false documents or whatever."

THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF INSURANCE FRAUD SAYS THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT ANYONE AFFILIATED WITH THE COMPANY KNEW OF THE FRAUD.

COLLIER DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING.

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENTS WILL HANDLE EACH OF THE 105 PEOPLE ARRESTED TODAY. Return to index of stories...


CRISIS ON THE BORDER-VO


OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS --

THERE'S BEEN MUCH DEBATE OVER UNACCOMPANIED MINORS CROSSING THE BORDER.

THEY'RE COMING BY THE THOUSANDS --

MOSTLY FROM CENTRAL AMERICA.

THEY'RE AWAITING THEIR FATE IN DETENTION CENTERS.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE CRISIS.

MEANWHILE RELIGIOUS AND LOCAL AID GROUPS ARE LENDING A HELPING HAND. Return to index of stories...


FM 'ROUTINE' BURGLARY-VO-WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR A THIEF -- OR THEIVES -- WHO WATCHED A HOUSE -- BEFORE ROBBING IT.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SECURITY VIDEO!

IT SHOWS THE SUSPECT'S CAR LEAVING THE GRIFFIN BOULEVARD HOUSE LAST WEEK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE THEIF STUDIED THE HOMEOWNER'S HABITS BEFORE STRIKING --

TWO MINUTES AFTER THEY LEFT. Return to index of stories...


FM 'ROUTINE' BURGLARY-SOTVO


2:10:19 this is a warning for people. if you have a very set routine, once in a while do somehting different. maybe leave at a different time go earlier go later. don't make it so routine 2:10:28

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS MARRIAGE PETITION-VO-WIPE


CAPE CORAL'S MAYOR IS CALLING ON THE STATE TO OVERTURN ITS BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

ANY DAY NOW --

A MIAMI JUDGE WILL DECIDE IF THE BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI ANNOUNCED HER ENDORSEMENT TODAY.

SHE'S THE FIRST MAYOR IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO DO SO.

BUT IT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH SOME OF HER CONSTITUENTS. Return to index of stories...


MAYOR SIGNS MARRIAGE PETITION-SOTVO


bob / 01:41:07 She'll never get any support from me if she's going to come out. 01:41:10

01:33:00 As a Christian I am appalled that she would come out and publicly okay with that. 01:33:05

01:39:16 I totally believe everyone should be allowed to love and be with who they want to be with. 01:39:20

ABC 7 CONTACTED MAYORS IN OTHER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES.

FORT MYERS--

NAPLES--

AND PORT CHARLOTTE --

TO SEE IF THEY PLAN TO SUPPORT THE FREEDOM TO MARRY INITIATIVE.

SO FAR NONE OF OUR CALLS HAVE BEEN RETURNED. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-VO-WIPE


NEW SINCE 7 --

A LEE COUNTY TEACHER IS SUING STATE LAWMAKERS --

SAYING A NEW EDUCATION LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

TOM FAASEE TEACHES AMERICAN HISTORY AT LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.

HE FILED A LAWSUIT TODAY --

AGAINST THE GOVERNOR AND HIS CABINET.

HE CLAIMS THE LAW DOESN'T FOLLOW THE STATE CONSTITUTION --

BECAUSE IT FAILS TO FOCUS ON A SINGLE SUBJECT.

THE SUBJECT HE'S WORRIED ABOUT IS THIS --

HE AND THE TEACHERS UNION ARE UPSET THE LAW CONTAINS A CONTROVERSIAL SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER UNION LAWSUIT-SOTVO


They added a 141 page amendment to an existing bill made up of other bills that had failed during the session

FLORIDA'S VOUCHER PROGRAM HELPS LOW-INCOME FAMILIES PAY FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

THE NEW LAW LETS FAMILIES WITH MORE MONEY TAKE PART.

IT ALSO PROVIDES MORE MONEY FOR DISABLED STUDENTS TO PURCHASE TUTORIING OR SUPPLIES. Return to index of stories...


NEW PREGNANCY RULES-TC MON VO


IT'S BEING CALLED A WIN FOR WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE --

AND MEN BENEFIT TOO!

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS --

GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN UPDATED TO PROTECT AGAINST PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AT WORK.

UNDER THE NEW GUIDELINES -- EMPLOYERS CANNOT FORCE PREGNANT WORKERS TO TAKE LEAVE --

AND MUST PROVIDE "LIGHT WORK."

ALSO -- WOMAN ARE ALLOWED TO PUMP BREASTMILK AT WORK --

SINCE LACTATION IS NOW COVERED AS A PREGNANCY-RELATED MEDICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


NEW PREGNANCY RULES-SOTVO


01:58:36 "In order to keep up her milk production she needs to have ample opportunity to take a break and to pump breast milk." 01:58:43

00:06:55 "Pregnancy discrimination is sex discrimination and has been sex discrimination under title 7 since 1978." 00:07:01

THE CHANGES ALSO PROTECT MEN.

THE GUIDELINES SAY MEN AND WOMEN MUST BE TREATED THE SAME WHEN IT COMES TO PARENTAL LEAVE.

SO IF A WOMAN GETS TWO EXTRA WEEKS OFF -- SO DOES A MAN. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-ZM-VO-WIPE


LOOKING AHEAD --

IN JUST A FEW DAYS --

A DANGEROUS CROSSWALK ON BONITA BEACH IS EXPECTED TO BE A LOT SAFER.

CREWS STARTED WORK TODAY AT HICKORY BOULEVARD AND FORESTER DRIVE.

ABOUT 500 PEOPLE CROSS THERE EVERYDAY.

BUT THE WAY THE CROSSWALK IS DESIGNED --

MANY CARS AND PEDESTRIANS GET CONFUSED.

AND IT PUTS THE WALKERS IN DANGER.

SO --

CREWS ARE NOW NARROWING THE RIGHT TURN LANE --

ADDING IN MORE MARKINGS ON THE ROAD --

AND MAKING DRIVERS STOP 20 FEET BEFORE THE CROSSWALK.

THE PROJECT SHOULD WRAP UP BY FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BEACH CROSSWALK-SOTVO


People will be coming around the turn and they don't realize it's going to turn into one lane, so they'll hurry up and cut somebody off which also at that time they may not see people trying to cross the road."

THIS IS A RELATIVELY CHEAP PROJECT -- ONLY 12-THOUAND DOLLARS.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO WRAP UP BY FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


MOSQUITO STUDY-VO-WIPE


LOCAL STUDENTS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT IF AN ASSAULT ON MOSQUITOS --

IS DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL IS SPRAYING PESTICIDES TO KEEP THE POPULATION DOWN.

BUT FCGU STUDENTS ARE STUDYING WHETHER THE SPRAY IS HARMFUL TO OTHER INSECTS.

SCIENTISTS SAY THEY EXPECT SOME TYPE OF IMPACT TO TURN UP IN THE TEST RESULTS.

BUT THEY WON'T HAVE ANSWERS FOR ANOTHER MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CASES-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF MOSQUITOS.

WE'RE SEEING MORE CASES IN FLORIDA OF THE VIRUS CHIKUNGUNYA.

THE STATE ANNOUNCED TODAY -- THE NUMBER OF CASES HAS JUMPED TO 81.

15 NEW CASES WERE REPORTED JUST LAST WEEK.

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY ALL OF THE PATIENTS CONTRACTED THE VIRUS WHILE TRAVELING IN THE CARIBBEAN.

SYMPTOMS INCLUDE FEVER AND SEVERE JOINT PAIN.

THERE IS NO VACCINE. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


"I said to myself, once i got a chance to speak out about it, I would."

THAT FORMER COP IS EXPOSING WHAT HE CALLS "THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRET" ABOUT SPEED TRAPS.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH *MONEY* *SOME* ARE MAKING OFF YOUR TICKETS --

AND HOW MUCH THEY *DO* MAKE IN LEE COUNTY.

PLUS --

A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. OR IN A PILE AT GOODWILL!

WE DISCOVER THE STORY BEHIND THE 14-CARAT SURPRISE.NEXT!

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


TZ1A SPEED TRAPS EXPOSED-SOTVO


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TZ1B GOODWILL DONATION-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


STORMWARN OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-WXCTR


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WEATHER-WX WALL


SHOWERS AND STORMS CONTINUE TONIGHT

The weather pattern for the rest of tonight and tomorrow will continue to feature passing showers and thunderstorms. Upper level winds are still out of the west and will push the rain from the Gulf of Mexico, across the beaches, and toward the east coast. Most of the time we can count on rain to generally occur in the late day. This pattern will deliver showers at any time of day or night. It looks like this will last through Friday.

Expect brief downpours, gusty winds and lightning as the storms move through this evening and again tomorrow morning. Temperatures will continue to be in the mid 70's and lower 90's through the end of the week.

The westerly winds shift by the weekend and we will return to 'normal' July weather with quiet mornings and afternoon thunderstorms. The tropics are quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next 3 to 5 days. Return to index of stories...


EXTRA TEASE------------


A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET!

FIND OUT WHAT THIS FORMER POLICE OFFICER IS *EXPOSING* TONIGHT --

ABOUT SPEED TRAPS AND TICKETS!

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW --

BEFORE YOU DRIVE ANOTHER MILE!

PLUS --

ENGULFED IN FLAMES!

HOW A MAN SET HIS HOUSE ON FIRE --

TRYING TO KILL A BUG.

THAT'S IN JUST 60 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


a) SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-VOTOPS


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b) SPIDER FIRE-VOTOPS


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EXTRA CLIP-CLIP


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SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-TC MON


WE KNOW THEM.

WE LOOK FOR THEM.

WE TELL FRIENDS.

THE HONEY SPOTS WHERE OFFICERS HIDE TO CATCH YOU SPEEDING AND SLAP YOU WITH A PRICEY TICKET.

TONIGHT - ONE OFFICER IS TELLING ALL ABOUT SPEED TRAPS.

ABC'S STEVE OSUNSAMI BRINGS US AN EYE-OPENING LOOK AT CITIES PROFITTING FROM SPEED TRAPS AND HOW YOU CAN FIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-PKG


SCRIPT:

NATS

WE KNOW. SOMETIMES IT CAN SEEM SO UNFAIR --- YOU'RE DRIVING ON SUMMER

VACATION AND THE SPEED LIMIT SUDDENLY DROPS FOR A VERY SHORT STRETCH, AND

WAITING UNDER THE SIGN IS A FRIENDLY POLICE OFFICER WRITING TICKETS LIKE

THERE'S NO TOMORROW.

MEET KURT SKARJUNE, A RETIRED DETROIT AREA COP.

SOT KURT SKARJUNE: "I SAID TO MYSELF ONCE I GOT A CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT

IT, I WOULD"

HE SAYS CITIES AND COUNTIES MAKE BIG MONEY FROM SPEED TRAPS, AND IT'S LIKE

SHOOTING FISH IN A BARRELL.

SOT KURT SKARJUNE: "IT'S LIKE A DIRTY SECRET"

BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TOURISTS AND OTHER DRIVERS ARE FIGHTING BACK

REPORTING MORE THAN 82-THOUSAND SPEEDS TRAPS SINCE 2000 TO THE NATIONAL

SPEED TRAP EXCHANGE WARNING OTHER FAMILIES ON THE ROADS.

HOUSTON RANKS NUMBER ONE WITH NEARLY 500 REPORTED SINCE 2000.

BUT THE POLICE LIGHTS ARE FLASHING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

ALONG I 71 IN LINNDALE OH, THE SPEED DROPS TO 60 FOR ABOUT 14 SECONDS ON THE

HIGHWAY. AND BEFORE A COURT STEPPED IN THE TINY TOWN COLLECTED 800-THOUSAND

A YEAR.

AND ALONG I-10 IN THE MIDDLE OF CAJUN COUNTRY - 80 PERCENT OF THE BUDGET FOR

HENDERSON LOUISIANAWAS COVERED BY SPEEDING TICKETS HANDED OUT AT THE BOTTOM

OF THIS BRIDGE.

THERE'S NOW A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, BROUGHT BY DRIVERS - ALLEGING THAT

POLICE GOT PAID EXTRA FOR WRITING CITATIONS

SOT PROSECUTOR: "THE LAW CLEARLY AND UNEQUIVICALLY PROVIDES THAT OFFICERS

CANNOT BE PAID BY THE TICKET."

MY POLICE CHIEF IN GEORGIA TOOK ME OUT FOR A LITTLE DRIVER'S ED NEAR A HILL

I'VE HAD TROUBLE WITH NEAR MY HOME

NATS "YOU NEED TO START COVERING THAT BRAKE WITH YOUR FOOT"

THE CHIEF SAYS THESE AREN'T SPEED TRAPS - THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO SLOW

DRIVERS DOWN. AND HE SAYS FAMILIES ON THE ROAD THIS SUMMER SHOULD PUT

SAFETY FIRST.

STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC NEWS, ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


SPEED TRAPS ON THE ROAD-ONCAM


IN LEE COUNTY SPEEDING TICKETS CAN COST UP TO 276 DOLLARS DEPENDING ON HOW FAST YOU WERE GOING.

THAT'S IN ADDITION TO THE POINTS ADDED TO YOUR LICENSE.

THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION -- FOUR HOURS IN TRAFFIC SCHOOL.

THAT WILL COST ABOUT THE SAME AS A SPEEDING FINE AND GETS RID OF THE POINTS. Return to index of stories...


SPIDER FIRE-VO


A SEATTLE MAN TRIED TO KILL A SPIDER --

AND SET HIS HOUSE ON FIRE IN THE PROCESS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE USED A CAN OF SPRAY PAINT AND A LIGHTER -- TO TORCH THE INSECT.

THIS HAPPENED INSTEAD.

NO ONE WAS HURT --

BUT THE FIRE CAUSED ABOUT 60-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

THE RED CROSS IS HELPING HIM OUT.

THE MAN DID SAY THIS THOUGH --

HE DOESN'T THINK THE SPIDER SURVIVED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


CUFFED AND NUDE IN THE WATER-VOTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

NAKED.

HANDCUFFED.

AND STILL TRYING TO ESCAPE FROM POLICE.

KANSAS CITY OFFICERS SAY THIS SUSPECTED CAR BURGLAR WAS HIGH ON DRUGS --

WHEN HE STRIPPED OFF HIS CLOTHES AND JUMPED IN A RIVER, DESPITE BEING HANDCUFFED.

HIS HEAD WAS BARELY ABOVE WATER WHEN AN OFFICER REACHED HIM AND PULLED HIM TO SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


DIAMOND IN GOODWILL DONATION-VO-WIPE


GOODWILL WORKERS IN VIRGINIA CAME ACROSS AN VERY UNEXPECTED DONATION.

A 3-CARAT DIAMOND RING!

AT FIRST THEY THOUGHT IT WAS COSTUME JEWELRY.

LATER -- IT WAS AUCTIONED OFF FOR 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


DIAMOND IN GOODWILL DONATION-SOTVO


"My mouth just dropped i was like really?? Wow!.I actually had it on my finger."

"That's wonderful bc all the money they make here is being put to good use"

THE MONEY WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS AT THE STORE.

THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHO DONATED THE RING.

SHOPPERS SAY THEY'LL BE SURE TO CHECK THE MERCHANDISE CLOSELY FROM NOW ON. Return to index of stories...


NEXT CLIP-CLIP


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4 YEAR OLD FLOWER GIRL-SSTOPS


WEDDING SURPRISE!

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

HOW THIS ADORABLE 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

CRASHED A WEDDING IN THE CUTEST WAY POSSIBLE! Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER -- WE ARE TALKING PLAYOFFS---

PLUS WHAT DOES ERIK SPOELSTRA HAVE TO SAY ABOUT-- LOSING LEBRON JAMES TO CLEVELAND- IT MAY SURPRISE YOU--- 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...


MIAMI HEAT-POPMON


NO REGRETS -- NO HARD FEELINGS -- THAT IS THE MESSAGE FROM MIAMI HEAT COACH-- ERIK SPOELSTRA--- FOLLOWING THE DEPARTURE OF LEBRON JAMES---- SPOELSTRA -- SPOKE TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JAMES BOLTED FOR CLEVELAND--- SAYING HE WAS SURPRISED-- BUT WITH TWO NBA TITLES IN HIS HIP POCKET-- HE CERTAINLY HAS NO REGRETS--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI HEAT-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF THE HEAT--- JAMES JONES IS LEAVING SOUTH BEACH TO JOIN LEBRON IN CLEVELAND-- SIGNING A 1-YEAR DEAL---

JONES--- DIDN'T PLAY MUCH FOR THE HEAT THE LAST TWO SEASONS-- JUST 58 GAMES TOTAL---

-- BUT HE DID SHOOT A CAREER HIGH 52 PERCENT FROM 3-POINT LAND Return to index of stories...


HORNETS-VOTOPS


LANCE STEPHENSON --- THE TALENTED BUT QUIRKY FORWARD FROM INDIANA---- SIGNED A 3 YEAR DEAL WITH CHARLOTTE TODAY WORTH 27 MILLION DOLLARS---

-- LANCE TURNED DOWN A 44 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT---- FROM THE PACERS TO BECOME A HORNET Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BASEBALL-VOTOPS


THE ESTERO BASEBALL TEAM STAYED CLOSE TO HOME TO GET THEIR NEW HEAD COACH----

TROY BEALL--- AN 8 YEAR ASSISTANT-- TAKES OVER THE WILDCAT PROGRAM--- A PROGRAM THAT MADE A TRIP TO THE STATE TITLE GAME TWO YEARS AGO---

BEALL PITCHED AT FGCU IN COLLEGE AND SAYS THIS IS THE JOB HE ALWAYS WANTED Return to index of stories...


ESTERO BASEBALL-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-POPMON


ADAM SCOTT MAY BE THE NUMBER ONE GOLFER IN THE WORLD. AND SURE PHIL MICKELSON IS THE DEFENDING CHAMP AT THE BRITISH OPEN. BUT THAT REALLY DOESN'T SEEM TO MATTER. IT'S ALL ABOUT TIGER WOODS. NOT ONLY IS TIGER STILL CONSIDERED THE MOST POWERFUL ATHELTE IN THE WORLD. BUT ACCORDING TO THE WISE GUYS IN LAS VEGAS. HE'S STILL A FAVORITE TO WIN THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP----- Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS


BUT TIGER WILL HAVE SOME SERIOUS COMPETITION----

RORY MCILORY AND JUSTIN ROSE--- BOTH AT THE TOP OF THE LIST --- TO WIN AT ROYAL LIVERPOOL THIS WEEK---

FIRST ROUND COMES YOUR WAY ON THURSDAY-- IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT LIVE-- SET YOUR ALARMS-- COVERAGE STARTS AT 4 AM Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-SOTTOPS


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MO MARTIN-VOTOPS


NAPLES RESIDENT--- MO MARTIN IS TAKING HER GAME TO NORTHWEST OHIO FOR THE MARATHON CLASSIC --

SHE PICKED A GREAT TIME TO WIN HER FIRST TOURNAMENT ON THE LPGA TOUR-- WINNING THE BRITISH OPEN ON SUNDAY--- AND SAYS SHE STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT---- Return to index of stories...


MO MARTIN-SOTTOPS


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SOUTH CAROLINA-POPMON


STEVE SPURRIER WON A HEISMAN TROPHY AND A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT FLORIDA. NOT TO MENTION A HANDFUL OF SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS. HE IS THE MAN IN GAINESVILLE. CORRECTION. WAS THE MAN IN GAINESVILLE. SINCE TAKING OVER AT SOUTH CAROLINA. HE'S BEEN PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE. SPURRIER AND SOUTH CAROLINA. FIGURES TO BE IN THE NATIONAL TITLE HUNT. ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR Return to index of stories...


SOUTH CAROLINA-SOTTOPS


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VOTOPS


COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS GOING TO A 4-TEAM PLAYOFF SYSTEM THIS FALL---

THIS YEAR THE ROSE BOWL AND SUGAR BOWL-- WILL SERVE AS THE PLAYOFF BOWLS--

A SELECTON COMMITTEE WILL PICK THE 4 TEAMS THAT MAKE IT IN--- Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


BACK TO BASEBALL---- AND WE ARE SHELLING OUT SOME MAJOR LEAGUE CASH-- FOR SOME MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY--

YESTERDAY-- THE BASEBALL GLOVE--- OF LATE GREAT--- LOU GERHIG--- SOLD FOR 287-THOUSAND DOLLARS--- Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

A *PRE-SCHOOL* WEDDING CRASHER.

HOW ONE COUPLE WOUND UP WITH A *STRANGER* --

AS THEIR FLOWER GIRL. Return to index of stories...


4 YEAR OLD FLOWER GIRL REQUEST-SS


A LITTLE GIRL CRASHED A WEDDING --

IN THE MOST ADORABLE WAY POSSIBLE.

FOUR-YEAR-OLD ANNA BELLE SAW A FLOWER GIRL AT A WEDDING LAST YEAR.

SHE TOLD HER MOM SHE TOO WANTED TO BE A FLOWERGIRL.

BUT NO RELATIVE OR CLOSE FRIEND WAS GETTING MARRIED SOON.

SO INSTEAD, ANNA BELLE'S MOM TOOK HER TO NEW YORK'S CITY HALL --

WHERE SHE HELD UP THIS SIGN SAYING "CAN I BE YOUR FLOWER GIRL?"

AFTER ONE REJECTION --

ANNA BELLE GOT A "YES" FROM A BRIDE GETTING MARRIED THERE.

THE BRIDE FOLLOWED ANNABELLE DOWN THE AISLE.

ANNA BELLE'S MOM SAYS SHE TOOK HER RESPONSIBILITIES VERY SERIOUSLY. Return to index of stories...


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