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DIRECTORS PAGE UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-PKG
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-REM LIVE
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS BNC BREAKING NEWS-CLIP
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG CELLPHONE VO OF RESCUERS-BNC
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-ON CAM SOUND FROM INVESTIGATOR-SOTVO
TWA FLIGHT 800 ANNY-VOTOPS VO OF PLANE TAKING OFF-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP CAPTIVIA PLANE CRASH-BNCVOWIPE
CAPTIVA CRASH LATEST-VIDBOX RVL CAPTIVIA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO
TZ CRASHES AT 6PM-OC TAG TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP
NAPLES ID THEFT LATEST-VOTOPS PILOT: WHAT WE KNOW-OTS VO
CA BANK ROBBERY-VO IN TCMON PLANE CRASH: PEOPLE-VOWIPE
CA BANK ROBBERY-PKG PLANE CRASH: PEOPLE-SOTVO
GM HEARING LATEST-VO-WIPE COVERAGE WRAP-WEB BNR
GM HEARING LATEST-SOTVO DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
MICROSOFT 18000 JOBS-VO NAPLES ID THEFT 1ST APPERANCES-VOTOPS
WA WILDFIRES-TRX VOTOP NAPLES ID THEFT FOLO-VOWIPE
CO FLASH FLOODS-VOTOPS NAPLES ID THEFT FOLO-SOTVO
RICIN WOMAN SENTENCED-VO FL GAY MARRIAGE BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL-VOWIPE
SWORD ATTACK-VOWIPE FL GAY MARRIAGE BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL-SOTVO
SWORD ATTACK-SOTVO YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP
WOMAN STOPS CARJACKER-SOTVO CRIST RUNNING MATE ANNOUNCED-OC-SOT-OC
WOMAN STOPS CARJACKER-SOTVO FL REDISTRICTING-VO
TODDLER DIES AFTER BEAR HUG-VO RIVER REACH ROAD ISSUES-OTS VOWIPE
BIRDS POISONED AT AIRPORT-VO RIVER REACH ROAD ISSUES-SOTVO
CATS KILLED-VO CHIKUNGUNYA CASES-VO
DOG RESCUES BOY-OTS SOTVOWIPE NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
DOG RESCUES BOY-SOTVO TEASE ONE
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A CHAR CO PURSE SNATCHINGS-SOTVO
TEASE FOUR------------ TZ1 B DUCKLINGS RESCUE-NATSVO
TZ4A TURTLE SET ON FIRE-SOTVO WX TEASE-WXWALL
TZ4B HIGH HEELS-VO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL WEATHER-PWC
PLANE CRASH LATEST-votops WEATHER-WXWALL
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP CHAR CO PURSE SNATCHINGS-VOWIPE
FORECAST-PHC CHAR CO PURSE SNATCHINGS-SOTVO
FORECAST-WXWALL DUCKLINGS RESCUE-VO IN TCMON
TURTLE SET ON FIRE-TC MON DUCKLINGS RESCUE-PKG
TURTLE SET ON FIRE-PKG COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
GIRL ASKS FOR POLICE HELP-VO TEASE TWO-POP
WOMAN GETS DONATION FOR MED BILL-VOWIPE TZ2 SPORTS-VO
WOMAN GETS DONATION FOR MED BILL-SOTVO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-VOWIPE TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-SOTVO TZ 7 1) LEE PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE
WHITE HOUSE CRASHER RUNNING FOR CONGRES-VO TZ 7 2) FACEBOOK PURGE-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FIVE------------ BRITISH OPEN-POPMON
TZ 5 A DOG RESCUE HOT CAR-NATSVO BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
DOG RESCUE FROM HOT CAR-TCMON BRITISH OPEN-CGTOPS
DOG RESCUE FROM HOT CAR-PKG BRITISH OPEN-SOTTOP
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP FLORIDA OPEN-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ SEC FOOTBALL-POPMON
TZ 6 1) MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS SEC FOOTBALL-VO CG
TZ 6 2) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO SEC FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 3) FL GAY MARRIAGE-SOTVO EDGERRIN JAMES-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS
UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVOTOPS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-LIVE IN TCMON GOODBYE-4SHOT
UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-REM LIVE  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS BNC


YOUR NEWS AT 530 STARTS WITH BREAKING NEWS --

THE U-S NOW BELIEVES A SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE BROUGHT DOWN A MALAYSIAN AIRLINES JET OVER UKRAINE TODAY.

ALMOST 300 PEOPLE WERE ON-BOARD THE FLIGHT --

HEADING FROM AMSTERDAM TO KUALA LUMPUR.

WRECKAG AND BODY PARTS LITTERED THE GROUND.

SMOKE FILLED.

YOU COULD SEE IT FOR MILES.

HERE'S WHAT WE'VE JUST LEARNED.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTOLLERS LOST CONTACT WITH FLIGHT MH-17 THIS MORNING --

AND THE PILOT NEVER MADE A DISTRESS CALL.

TORY DUNNAN HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-PKG


A MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT CRASHED IN EASTERN UKRAINE ON THURSDAY, SPARKING GLOBAL CONFUSION AND SPECULATION.

PICTURES PURPORTEDLY SHOWING THE WRECKAGE QUICKLY SURFACED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE PLANE, HEADED FOR KUALA LUMPUR FROM AMSTERDAM, WAS CARRYING 280 PASSENGERS AND 15 CREW MEMBERS.

GIVEN THE CURRENT CONFLICT IN THE REGION BETWEEN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA, OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING TO DETERMINE *WHY* THE PLANE WENT DOWN.

"At this point we do not have any confirmed information about casualties, the cause or additional details. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those on board, their families and loved ones. We are closely monitoring the situation."

ACCORDING TO HIS WEBSITE.

THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT SAYS '"WE DO NOT EXCLUDE THAT THE PLANE WAS SHOT DOWN AND CONFIRM THAT THE UKRAINE ARMED FORCES DID NOT FIRE AT ANY TARGETS IN THE SKY."

THIS CRASH COMES JUST a DAY AFTER REPORTS THAT A RUSSIAN FIGHTER JET SHOT DOWN A UKRAINIAN MILITARY PLANE.

THE COUNTRY'S PRIME MINISTER HAS ORDERED A GOVERNMENT COMMISSION INVESTIGATE BOTH INCIDENTS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SPOKE THIS AFTERNOON ABOUT THE INCIDENT

"I have directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the ukrainian government. The united states will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why." Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-ON CAM


WE JUST GOT WORD --

THE U-S HAS THE MANIFEST OF THE PEOPLE ON-BOARD THIS FLIGHT.

THEY'RE GOING PERSON-BY-PERSON.

WE ALSO JUST LEARNED --

THE F-A-A APPROVED THIS FLIGHT PATH OVER THE UKRAINE, DEPSITE THAT COUNTRY BEING IN TURMOIL FOR MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


TWA FLIGHT 800 ANNY-VOTOPS


TODAY'S CRASH -- COINCIDENTALLY - COMES ON THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANOTHER DEADLY JETLINER CRASH.

T-W-A FLIGHT 800 CRASHED IN THE WATERS OF LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK BACK IN 1996.

THE PLANE WAS ON ITS WAY FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS -- WHEN JUST 11 MINUTES INTO ITS FLIGHT -- IT EXPLODED IN MIDAIR.

ALL 230 PEOPLE ON BOARD WERE KILLED.

N-T-S-B INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED THE CAUSE WAS HOT FUEL VAPORS -- WHICH IGNITED IN THE JET'S CENTER FUEL TANK. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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CAPTIVA CRASH LATEST-VIDBOX RVL


WE'RE ALSO STAYING ON TOP OF DEVELOPMENTS OF THE PLANE CRASH OFF UPPER CAPTIVA.

THE PILOT CRASHED JUST BEFORE SIX LAST NIGHT.

TONIGHT THE PLANE IS STILL IN THE WATER.

CREWS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE PILOT, GREGG HOWARD.

HE'S FROM ST PETERSBURG--

AND WAS TRAVELING TO CAPTIVA AS HIS HOUSE ON IN THE ISLAND IS BEING RENOVATED.

FOUR DIVE CREWS ARE IN THE WATER AT THIS HOUR SEARCHING FOR HOWARD.

THE N-T-S-B IS IN CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ CRASHES AT 6PM-OC TAG


COMING UP AT 6 -- ABC7 WILL CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE ON BOTH CRASHES --

YOU'LL HEAR FROM PEOPLE WHO SAW THE PLANE ON CAPTIVA IN DISTRESS BEFORE THE PILOT CRASHED.

WE'LL ALSO HAVE A LIVE REPORT ON THE DEADLY CRASH OF THE MALAYASIAN AIRLINER IN UKRAINE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ID THEFT LATEST-VOTOPS


ABC7 IS SHARING NEW CELLPHONE VIDEO WITH YOU TONIGHT.

IT SHOWS THE *INSIDE* OF THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL AS RELATIVES WAIT FOR THEIR LOVED ONES TO BOND OUT.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 105 PEOPLE DURING A RAID AT INCREDIBLE FRESH IN EAST NAPLES.

THEY SAY THEY USED FAKE I-DS WITH STOLEN IDENTITIES TO GET JOBS. Return to index of stories...


CA BANK ROBBERY-VO IN TCMON


TWO GUNMEN AND ONE OF THEIR HOSTAGES ARE DEAD TONIGHT AFTER A BANK ROBBERY AND HIGH SPEED CHASE IN STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA.

THEY DIED DURING A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE.

TONIGHT - A THIRD SUSPECTED BANK ROBBER IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

A-B-C'S SUSAN SAULNY JOINS US FROM CALIFORNIA TONIGHT WITH VIDEO FROM THE DEADLY SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


CA BANK ROBBERY-PKG


CHAOS ERUPTED WEDNESDAY AT THIS BANK OF THE WEST BRANCH AFTER A ROBBERY THAT

SPIRALED VIOLENTLY OUT OF CONTROL. A SECURITY GUARD WAS ABLE TO CALL 911

JUST MOMENTS BEFORE BEING TIED UP. AND OFFICERS ARRIVED WITHIN A MINUTE.

JOSE GONZALES WAS THERE AND SAW WHAT HAPPENED:

SOT GONZALES: "THE COPS DREW GUNS AND STUFF AND THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH IT FROM

WHAT I SEEN AND THEN IT JUST BECAME NOTHING BUT CHAOS."

OFFICIALS SAY THREE ARMED SUSPECTS STOLE AN EMPLOYEE'S SUV AND SHOT AT

POLICE WITH AK-47-STYLE ASSAULT RIFLES. THE MEN THEN ALLEGEDLY TOOK THREE

WOMEN HOSTAGE- TWO BANK WORKERS AND ONE CUSTOMER. THE SUSPECTS TOOK OFF

WITH THE WOMEN AND some MONEY.

NATS SIRENS

A HIGH SPEED CHASE ENSUED, LASTING NEARLY AN HOUR, AT SPEEDS APPROACHING 100

MILES PER HOUR. POLICE SAY THEY WERE TAKING HEAVY GUNFIRE THE ENTIRE TIME.

SOT POLICE: "SUSPECTS HAD MASS AMOUNTS OF AMMUNITION EITHER TAPED OR

STRAPPED TO THEIR BODIES.

AT SOME POINT DURING THE CHASE, MISTY HOLT-SINGH, THE BANK CUSTOMER -SEEN

HERE IN HER FACEBOOK PHOTO -- WAS FATALLY SHOT. AUTHORITIES SAY SHE WAS

USED AS A HUMAN SHIELD. THE TWO OTHER HOSTAGES EITHER JUMPED OR WERE PUSHED

FROM THE SPEEDING CAR.

HOLT-SINGH, WAS WITH HER 12-YR OLD DAUGHTER WHEN SHE WAS SNATCHED.

SOT DEVIN: "SHE WAS JUST AN INNOENT BYSTANDER TRYING TO PULL OUT MONEY."

SOT EYEWITNESS: SHE WAS ON THE GROUND, HER LEG ALL TORE UP AND BLEEDING

THE MAYHEM FINALLY ENDED IN A BLOODY SHOOTOUT.

NATS GUNFIRE

ALL THREE SUSPECTS WERE SHOT - TWO OF THEM KILLED. STOCKTON PD IDENTIFIED

19-YEAR-OLD JAIME RAMOS AS THE ONLY SURVIVING SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


GM HEARING LATEST-VO-WIPE


GENERAL MOTORS ONCE AGAIN ENTERED THE HOT SEAT ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY.

C-E-O MARY BARRA TESTIFIED ABOUT THE COMPANY'S NUMEROUS RECALLS.

THEY'VE RECALLED MORE THAN TWO-AND-A-HALF MILLION VEHICLES --

BECAUSE THEIR IGNITION SWITCHES COULD TURN OFF UNEXPECTEDLY.

THE PROBLEM HAS CAUSED NUMEROUS CRASHES AND 13 DEATHS.

TODAY - A SENATE SUBCOMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION LOOKED INTO THE CORPORATE CULTURE AT G-M.

AND PARENTS OF ONE OF THE VICTIM'S SPOKE OUT. Return to index of stories...


GM HEARING LATEST-SOTVO


"you don't understand the importance.how dangerous these cars are."

THIS WEEK --

THE SENATE INTRODUCED A BILL AIMED AT CORPORATE CONCEALMENT.

IT WOULD MAKE IT A CRIME FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO KNOWINGLY HIDE INFORMATION THAT A COMPANY'S PRODUCT COULD BE HARMFUL OR DEADLY. Return to index of stories...


MICROSOFT 18000 JOBS-VO


MICROSOFT ANNOUNCED SWEEPING LAYOFFS TODAY.

THEY'RE PUTTING 18-THOUSAND OUT OF WORK.

MICROSOFT BOUGHT NOKIA IN APRIL.

THE COMPANY IS WORKING TO INTEGRATE IT.

THEY'RE ALSO TRANSITIONING FROM TRADITIONAL P-C SOFTWARE TO CLOUD COMPUTING AND CLOUD-BASED PRODUCTS. Return to index of stories...


WA WILDFIRES-TRX VOTOP


A NUMBER OF WILDFIRES CAUSED A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR 20 COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON STATE.

AUTHORITES EVACUATED NEARLY 900 HOMES.

U-S FORESTRY SERVICE WORKERS SAY THE WILDFIRES STARTED AFTER A 465-ACRE SPREAD YESTERDAY.

TONIGHT -- NEARLY 180 FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING TO STOP THE FIRES FROM SPREADING. Return to index of stories...


CO FLASH FLOODS-VOTOPS


IN COLORADO - RESIDENTS NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS ARE DEALING WITH FLASH FLOODS.

WATER RUSHED DOWN STAIRWELLS AND GUSHED OUT OF A CANYON.

THE WATER TESTED THE RECENTLY-COMPLETED FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS. Return to index of stories...


RICIN WOMAN SENTENCED-VO


18-YEARS IN PRISON --

THAT'S THE PUNISHMENT FOR A WOMAN WHO SENT RICIN-LACED LETTERS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.

SHANNON GUESS RICHARDSON MUST ALSO PAY 367-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESTITUTION.

IN THOSE LETTERS RICHARDSON MADE THREATS.

THEY WERE INTERCEPTED BEFORE ANYONE WAS HARMED.

RICHARDSON WAS AN ACTRESS WHO HAD MINOR ROLES ON SHOWS LIKE "THE WALKING DEAD" AND "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES." Return to index of stories...


SWORD ATTACK-VOWIPE


POLICE IN OHIO SAY ROAD RAGE LED TO A SWORD ATTACK!

OFFICERS SAY TWO DRIVERS GOT INTO IT --

AFTER ONE CUT THE OTHER OFF.

A DRIVER BEEPED HIS HORN.

BOTH MADE HAND GESTURES.

AND THEN ONE FOLLOWED THE OTHER TO A GAS STATION.

AND WHEN THEY GOT THERE --

ONE TOOK OUT A SAMURAI SWORD. Return to index of stories...


SWORD ATTACK-SOTVO


"i was sitting in my van - and he was coming like this

--butt sot--

"could you believe what you were seeing?

I thought I was in a movie scene."

HE ATTACKED THE VAN, NOT THE MAN.

BUT THE ASSAULT LEFT CRACKS AND HOLES IN THE WINDSHIELD AND WALLS.

POLICE SAY -- IF THE VICTIM HADN'T JUMPED INSIDE THE VAN -- HE COULD'VE EASILY BEEN KILLED.

THE SUSPECT FACES ASSAULT AND VANDALISM CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN STOPS CARJACKER-SOTVO


AN OKLAHOMA WOMAN TOOK THE LAW INTO HER OWN HANDS --

TO HANDCUFF A CARJACKER.

"He wasn't getting my car, he wasn't getting my car it didn't matter the cost."

THE WOMAN SAYS THE MAN ATTACKED HER IN A PARKING LOT.

WITH THE HELP OF HER SISTER AND ANOTHER SHOPPER -- THEY FOUGHT BACK AND PINNED HIM TO THE GROUND.

AND THEY SHE FOUND A WEAPON THAT MADE THINGS A LOT EASIER. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN STOPS CARJACKER-SOTVO


"I reached up, grabbed my handcuffs."

--BUTT SOT--

"I handcuffed him and I said you will not move."

--BUTT SOT--

"Please, please keep your guard up. Don't let it happen to you."

THE HANDCUFFS HANGING FROM HER REARVIEW MIRROR AREN'T JUST FOR DECORATION.

TURNS OUT --

THE WOMAN IS THE DAUGHTER OF A SHERIFF'S DEPUTY. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER DIES AFTER BEAR HUG-VO


A SOUTH CAROLINA MAN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT AFTER OFFICERS SAY HE HUGGED A BABY TO DEATH.

THEY SAY HE GAVE A 14-MONTH-OLD GIRL A BEAR HUG AND SQUEEZED HER SO TIGHTLY THAT SHE STOPPED BREATHING.

THE MAN WAS TAKING CARE OF THE TODDLER -- WHO WAS ASLEEP IN HER CRIB.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS HE PICKED HER UP AND SQUEEZED HER TO DEATH.

INVESTIGATORS STILL DON'T KNOW WHY HE DID IT.

HIS BOND IS SET AT 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


BIRDS POISONED AT AIRPORT-VO


TONIGHT -- UNITED AIRLINES IS DEFENDING THE POISONING OF BIRDS AT THE HOUSTON AIRPORT.

REPS SAY IT WAS HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS.

THE CONTRACTOR PUT OUT KERNELS OF CORN LAST WITH A NERVE AGENT TO KILL BIRDS AT THE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT.

PEOPLE WHO WORK NEAR THE AIRPORT STARTED TO SEE BIRDS DROPPING FROM THE SKY.

THE MANUFACTOR SAYS A LETHAL DOSE CAN KILL WITHIN AN HOUR.

AIRPORTS OFTEN TAKE STEPS TO GET RID OF BIRDS NEAR RUNWAYS BECAUSE BIRD STRIKES CAN BRING DOWN A PLANE.

MANY USE WHAT LOUD BOOMS TO SCARE AWAY BIRDS. NOT POISON. Return to index of stories...


CATS KILLED-VO


ALMOST 30 CAT HAVE BEEN FOUND MUTILATED IN ONE INDIANA TOWN.

TONIGHT -- NEIGHBORS SAY, THEY'RE SICKENED BY THE VIOLENCE.

A FEW WEEKS AGO -- A DYING CAT WAS FOUND -- WITH A BROKEN JAW AND A SMASHED SKULL.

PEOPLE LATER FOUND THE BODIES OF FIVE CATS SIDE BY SIDE NEAR A DUMPSTER.

IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS - PEOPLE SAY THEY'VE FOUND 30 WOUNDED OR DEAD CATS IN THE SAME AREA.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS OFFERING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THIS SERIAL CAT KILLER. Return to index of stories...


DOG RESCUES BOY-OTS SOTVOWIPE


ALL NEW AT 5-30 --

A PITBULL IS HELPING CHANGE THAT BREED'S REPUTATION.

THIS ONE NAMED ACE --

SAVED A BOY'S LIFE.

"He woke me up by licking my face.

--BUTT SOT--

"And a firefighter said that saved my life.

THAT INDIANNAPOLIS 13-YEAR-OLD -- IS DEAF.

HIS FAMILY SAYS -- HE USES COCHLEAR IMPLANTS TO HEAR.

BUT WHEN THEIR HOUSE CAUGHT FIRE LAST NIGHT, HE COULDN'T HEAR THE SMOKE ALARMS.

AND THAT'S WHEN THE BRAVE PUP JUMPED INTO ACTION. Return to index of stories...


DOG RESCUES BOY-SOTVO


Nick Lamb

"The fact that he knew something was wrong cuz you couldn't smell that much

smoke and he was in my room with me. The door was shut so he couldn't get

out.

--BUTT SOT--

i went downstairs the whole house was

covered in smoke. I covered my face like this and we ran out the back."

THE TEEN AND HIS DOG MADE IT OUT SAFELY. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE FOUR------------


"That's sick, that's sick to do what they did."

EVEN A FATHER CAN'T DENY HIS DAUGHTER IS DISTURBED.

AHEAD - THE VIRAL VIDEO SHOWING TWO FLORIDA GIRLS TORTURING A TORTOISE, SETTING IT ON FIRE AND RECORDING IT ALL.

HOW HIGH ARE YOUR HEELS?????

ABC7 HAS THE EXACT HEIGHT YOU SHOULD WEAR AND WHAT THE EXTRA INCHES CAN DO TO YOUR HEALTH.

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


TZ4A TURTLE SET ON FIRE-SOTVO


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TZ4B HIGH HEELS-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


Scattered downpours into this afternoon

Winds coming in from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to pump scattered downpours into Southwest Florida this morning and afternoon. With additional cloud cover from the rain and isolated thunder, temperatures should peak in the mid-day hours in the upper 80s.

Scattered showers will remain possible this evening, most especially for communities along and east of I-75.

On Friday, we'll begin to enter a more transitional phase for our weather as we change around the wind flow. Wind winds coming in from the north pulling in from a slightly drier air mass, the coverage of rain on Friday should be a bit more isolated than today.

For the upcoming weekend temperatures look to return to the low and mid 90s with late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and thunderstorms. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH LATEST-votops


BREAKING NEWS JUST INTO ABC7

THE N-T-S-B IS CONFIRMING A BODY HAS BEEN FOUND ON-BOARD THE PLANE THAT CRASHED JUST OFF CAPITVA WEDNESDAY.

PILOT GREGG HOWARD FROM SAINT PETERSBURG WHEN HE CRASHED INTO THE WATER WHILE TRYING TO LAND AT SALTY APPROACH AIRSTRIP.

WE'VE LEARNED THE PLANE WILL BE REMOVED BY TOMORROW MORNING.

STAY WITH ABC7 AS NEW INFORMATION DEVELOPS. 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


Scattered downpours into this afternoon

Winds coming in from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to pump scattered downpours into Southwest Florida this morning and afternoon. With additional cloud cover from the rain and isolated thunder, temperatures should peak in the mid-day hours in the upper 80s.

Scattered showers will remain possible this evening, most especially for communities along and east of I-75.

On Friday, we'll begin to enter a more transitional phase for our weather as we change around the wind flow. Wind winds coming in from the north pulling in from a slightly drier air mass, the coverage of rain on Friday should be a bit more isolated than today.

For the upcoming weekend temperatures look to return to the low and mid 90s with late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and thunderstorms. Return to index of stories...


TURTLE SET ON FIRE-TC MON


TONIGHT --

TWO FLORIDA TEENS ARE FACING CHARGES --

FOR TORTURING AND KILLING A TORTOISE.

THEY POSTED VIDEO SETTING IT ON FIRE --

AND KILLING IT.

SCOTT JOHNSON CONFRONTED ONE OF THE GIRL'S FATHERS --

WHO ADMITS, HE'S ASHAMED. Return to index of stories...


TURTLE SET ON FIRE-PKG


WE DID SOME DIGGING AND TRACKED DOWN ONE OF THE GIRLS INVOLVED TO THIS HOME AND WHEN I STOPPED BY THE ADDRESS A MAN WHO SAYS HE IS ONE OF THE TEENS FATHERS CAME TO THE DOOR.

Is there anything you have to say about it?

Is there anything I have to say about it? Yeah, they're very remorseful for what they did. They're gonna' go through the court system and get it all figured out okay. Okay. Whatever the court system hands down, that's what they're gonna' do.

HE SAID DIDN'T WANT TO COME ANY CLOSER TO ME - OR GIVE ME HIS NAME BECAUSE HE SAYS SINCE THIS HAPPENED HIS FAMILY HAS RECEIVED DEATH THREATS. HE'S ALSO SAYS HE TOO IS OUTRAGED AT WHAT HE SAYS HIS DAUGHTER DID.

That's sick, that's sick to do what they did. I didn't see it. I didn't see it on tv and I don't care. I was there when they found it. You know, the tortoise, I was there when the wildlife we talked for an hour, they talked for an hour. And they know there's a court date coming up and it's all going to be handled from there.

AGAIN - WE'RE NOT SHOWING YOU THE MOST GRAPHIC PARTS OF THE CELL PHONE VIDEO BUT IT SHOWS THE TEENS LIGHTING THE TORTOISE ON FIRE AND THEN KILLING IT IN BRUTAL FASHION.

AND WHEN THE VIDEO SHOWED UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA, IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE IT HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE RESPONDING. NOW THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE IS INVESTIGATING AND CONSIDERING CHARGES AGAINST THE TEENS.

We has an officer who was dispatched to investigate she started the investigation and fwc is presently working with SAO to determine what charges may be filed and one thing i want to add is we appreciate people taking the time to let us know about us so we can get involved.

THE MAN I TALKED TO SAYS HE KNOWS HIS DAUGHTER WILL BE PUNISHED. NOW HE'S TRYING TO HANDLE THE FALLOUT OF WHAT'S HAPPENED TO HIS FAMILY.

They're gonna' face the wrath of what happened. The court's gonna' handle it. I don't think all this damn threats that i'm getting on facebook. And all that. I'm not getting. There's no more facebook in this house, there's no more smart phones. Return to index of stories...


GIRL ASKS FOR POLICE HELP-VO


IF YOU EVER DOUBT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE --

YOU SHOULD MEET THIS 5-YEAR-OLD OHIO GIRL.

SHE LIKES TO RIDE HER BIKE OUTSIDE.

BUT HER PARENTS WERE SCARED --

BECAUSE CARS WERE SPEEDING PAST THEIR HOUSE, IGNORING THE 25-MILE-AN-HOUR, POSTED SPEED LIMIT.

SO THIS FIVE YEAR OLD WROTE HER POLICE CHIEF --

ASKING FOR HELP.

YESTERDAY, AN OFFICER SHOWED UP TO CATCH SPEEDERS OUTSIDE HER HOUSE.

HE NABBED EIGHT DRIVERS IN AN HOUR. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN GETS DONATION FOR MED BILL-VOWIPE


A WOMAN BATTLING A POTENTIALLY FATAL DISEASE - RECEIVED A LIFE-SAVING DONATION.

FOR 12 YEARS SHE'S BEEN FIGHTING AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.

SEVERAL MONTHS AGO SHE STARTED AN ONLINE CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR WHAT COULD BE A LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT IN CHICAGO.

THE TREATMENT COSTS 125-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ISN'T COVERED BY HER HEALTH INSURANCE.

SHE RAISED 13-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TWO MONTH.

THEN JUST TWO WEEKS AGO - A MAN CALLED HER TO MAKE A DONATION.

HE SHOWED UP IN DISGUISE AND GAVE HER AN ENVELOPE WITH A MONEY ORDER FOR 128-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN GETS DONATION FOR MED BILL-SOTVO


"I fell to the ground. I cried and screamed. I yelled. I just kept saying thank you God, thank you God, I'm gonna live! I'm gonna live!"

THE WOMAN WILL START TREATMENTS IN CHICAGO THIS SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-VOWIPE


HIGH HEELS ARE A FASHION STAPLE -

THEY LOOK GOOD -- WHAT THEY DO TO YOUR BODY IS NOT GOOD.

THOSE STILETTOS CAN CAUSE STRESS FRACTURES - TENDONITIS -- AND BONE SPURS.

THAT CAN LEAD TO ARTHRITIS AND LONG TERM JOINT PAIN.

THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS YOU DON'T WEAR HEELS TALLER THAN 2 INCHES. Return to index of stories...


HARMFUL HIGH HEELS-SOTVO


"When the body weight goes to the ball of your foot, the whole skeleton really has to compensate, so the knees and hips jet forward and then your back has to hyper extend backwards. This completely mal aligns not just your foot, but the entire skeleton."

SO THE BEST SOLUTION MAY BE TO WEAR HEELS IN MODERATION AND PACK A PAIR OF FLATS. Return to index of stories...


WHITE HOUSE CRASHER RUNNING FOR CONGRES-VO


THE MAN ACCUSED OF CRASHING A WHITE HOUSE PARTY -- MAY SOON GET A REAL INVITE TO THE PLACE.

TAREQ SALAHI SAYS HE'S RUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN THE 7TH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA.

THAT'S THE SEAT HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR JUST LOST.

SALAHI BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN BACK 2009 WHEN HE AND HIS THEN-WIFE -- MICHAELE -- GAINED UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S FIRST WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 5 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE------------


he's been in here for about 45 min now

IT'S MORE THAN 95 DEGREES INSIDE OF THAT CAR AND THERE'S A DOG TRAPPED INSIDE, TOO.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA - THE SCARY REMINDER TO LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK. Return to index of stories...


TZ 5 A DOG RESCUE HOT CAR-NATSVO


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DOG RESCUE FROM HOT CAR-TCMON


IT'S BEEN A HOT SUMMER ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY.

IT SEEMS THERE ISN'T A DAY WHERE I'M NOT TELLING YOU ABOUT A CHILD LOCKED IN A HOT CAR.

TONIGHT - IT'S A DOG AND IT'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A-B-C'S EMILY SINOVIC BRINGS US THE SCARY REMINDER ABOUT WHY YOU NEED TO LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK. Return to index of stories...


DOG RESCUE FROM HOT CAR-PKG


EVERY MORNING STARTS OFF A LITTLE SLOW-

We have our own animal services chapter

TROLLING THE PARKING LOT,

just patrolling around

PASSING UNTIL LIKE CLOCKWORK, THE SUN COMES OUT SWINGING AND THE CALLS COME

IN.

MEET MULTNOMAH COUNTY ANIMAL PATROL OFFICER CHRISTIAN HOLDEN.

HUSTLING HERE-

WHERE WERE FOUND THIS GUY-

TURNS OUT HIS NAME IS BEAR

AND HIS OWNERS, ONE JUST A 11 YEAR OLD KID-

WHO DIDN'T KNOW BEAR DIDN'T BELONG IN THERE

GOOD NEWS IS AFTER A LITTLE COOLING OFF-

I think they learned their lesson.

BEAR GOT TO COME HOME

can you do me a favor, make sure that doesn't happen again

MOM GOT A TICKET-100 BUCKS-NO CRIME-A TICKET AND A SMILE, THAT'S PROOF

ENOUGH IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

you're ok bears Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM------------


NEXT ON ABC7 AT 6.

BREAKING NEWS.

AN AIRLINER GOES DOWN IN UKRAINE --

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT --

AS INVESTIGATORS SCRAMBLE TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED.

22:27" i just kept thinking about it last night, that was his last trip out. you feel sad for his family"

ALSO BREAKING RIGHT NOW --

A BODY FOUND AFTER A PLANE CRASH OFF CAPTIVA.

IT'S BELIEVED TO BE THE PILOT.

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE RECOVERY EFFORT AT 6.

" I want the ability to love and be loved and to have those unions recognized and honored as legal."

SAME SEX COUPLES MAY SOON MARRY IN ONE FLORIDA COUNTY.

BUT WILL THE NEW RULING STICK?

AT SIX --

SEE WHO'S TRYING TO SRIKE IT DOWN --

BEFORE IT GOES INTO EFFECT. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


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TZ 6 3) FL GAY MARRIAGE-SOTVO


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVOTOPS


2:13 "there's uh blood splattered everywhere and pieces of remains. It's a pretty grim sight." 2:30

ABC7 IS FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS FOR YOU TONIGHT AT SIX -

INVESTIGATORS ARE HEADED TO EASTERN UKRAINE WHERE A MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT WAS SHOT DOWN THIS MORNING.

U-S OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS A SOPHISTICATED MISSILE.

THE CRASH KILLED ALL 280 PASSENGERS AND THE 15 CREW MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-LIVE IN TCMON


A-B-C'S MARCI GONZALEZ IS TRACKING THE LATEST.

SHE JOINS US LIVE FROM NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-REM LIVE


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UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-PKG


SCRIPT:

THE FIERY MOMENT - OF IMPACT -

A PASSENGER JET WITH 295 PEOPLE ON BOARD- - CRASHING THIS MORNING IN UKRAINE

- NEAR THE RUSSIAN BORDER.

MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 -TRAVELING FROM AMSTERDAM TO KUALA LUMPUR WAS

BELIEVED TO BE FLYING AT ABOUT 33-THOUSAND FEET WHEN AIRLINE OFFICIALS SAYS

THEY LOST CONTACT WITH THE BOEING TRIPLE- 7.

THE CAUSE - STILL UNCLEAR -

BUT EXPERTS SAY - SINCE THE DEBRIS IS REPORTEDLY SCATTERED OVER A 10 MILE

AREA - THEY SUSPECT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A BOMB OR MISSLE.

GANYARD tells me that airplaine or the pars of the airplaine. came apart

in mid air. Which is why you had bodies as the airplaine descended would be

strewn in a large area. If they were in just one place it would tell us it

stayed intact all the way to impact.

THIS SCENE - UNFOLDING IN THE AREA WHERE TENSIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE, PRO-

RUSSIAN REBELS AND THE KREMLIN HAVE BEEN ESCALATING.

IN THE PAST WEEK- UKRAINE CLAIMED RUSSIA SHOT DOWN TWO OF ITS MILITARY

PLANES-

ONE FACTOR BEHIND PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INCREASED SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA

ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY.

THE PRESIDENT TODAY- SAYING THE U-S WILL HELP WITH THE CRASH INVESTIGATION -

OBAMA: The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine

what happened and why. And as a country, our thoughts and prayers are with

all the families of the passengers, wherever they call home

THIS- ANOTHER - NIGHTMARE INVOLVING MALAYSIA AIRLINES - JUST MORE THAN 4

MONTHS AFTER FLIGHT 370 - MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED.

APTN:2207 SHOCK, YOU GET THIS SICK FEELING IN YOUR STOMACH.

FAMILIES - NOW WAITING FOR INFORMATION

AS INVESTIGATORS MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE STILL SCENE.

TIME/INITIAL: Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE CRASH LATEST-REM LIVE


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CELLPHONE VO OF RESCUERS-BNC


BREAKING NEWS AT SIX ON THE CAPTIVA PLANE CRASH--

WITHIN THE LAST 15 MINUTES--

DIVERS FOUND A BODY IN THE PLANE.

IT IS BELIEVED TO BE GREGG HOWARD.

THE PLANE CRASHED WHILE TRYING TO LAND DURING A NASTY STORM JUST BEFORE 6 LAST NIGHT.

WE JUST SPOKE WITH INVESTIGATORS WITH THE NTSB. Return to index of stories...


SOUND FROM INVESTIGATOR-SOTVO


:14 "Right now we are the lead investigators when it comes to figuring out what caused the plane to crash. So right now we are assisting when it comes to getting the remains out, the occupant dealt with there and we are also recovering the aircraft so we can actually start out investigation on it."

THIS IS NEW CELLPHONE VIDEO OF RESCUERS ARRIVING SHORTLY AFTER THE CRASH.

YOU CAN SEE THE WING OF THE SINGLE ENGINE PIPER PA-32 STICKING OUT OF THE WATER.

THIS IS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM A BOATER WHO GOT TO THE SCENE WITH RESCUERS Return to index of stories...


VO OF PLANE TAKING OFF-VOTOPS


I WANT TO ALSO SHOW YOU EXCLUSIVE CELL PHONE VIDEO OF THE SMALL PLANE AS IT LEFT NORTH CAPTIVA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

WE'VE LEARNED --

HOWARD SAFELY LANDED AT PAGE FIELD IN FORT MYERS BEFORE HE MADE A RETURN TRIP TO NORTH CAPTIVA AND CRASHED. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVIA PLANE CRASH-BNCVOWIPE


WE'RE TOLD HE WAS MAKING SOME BACK AND FORTH TRIPS FROM FORT MYERS --

GATHERING SUPPLIES FOR HIS HOME ON THE ISLAND.

BUT WITNESSES SAY THEY SAW HIM STRUGGLING IN THE AIR.

THEY SAW THE PLANE SLAM INTO THE COAST SIDEWAYS.

ONE MAN SAYS HE WENT OUT ON HIS BOAT TO LOOK FOR HIMSELF --

BUT WAS TOO AFRAID TO JUMP IN TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVIA PLANE CRASH-SOTVO


Erick Bush, Witness:06-:13 "I didn't want to be hung up in something down there and drown with him. but I knew somebody was in there."

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION IS INVESTIGATING THIS CRASH RIGHT NOW.

THE PLANE IS EXPECTED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE WATER TOMORROW.

NTSB IS TAKING OVER FOR THEM MOVING FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


TEAM COVERAGE OPEN Return to index of stories...


PILOT: WHAT WE KNOW-OTS VO


ABC7'S TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES.

WE HAVE MORE ON THAT PILOT - GREGG HOWARD.

THIS IS A PICTURE FROM HIS FACEBOOK PAGE.

ABC7 WENT TO HIS HOME IN SAINT PETERSBURG TODAY AND SPOKE WITH HIS WIFE.

SHE'S DEVASTATED BY THE CRASH AND HAS MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER HUSBAND.

THE COUPLE OWNS A HOUSE NEAR THE SALTY APPROACH AIRSTRIP ON UPPER CAPTIVA.

THEY'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF RENOVATIONS.

HOWARD WAS FLYING TO AND FROM THE ISLAND WITH SUPPLIES FOR THE HOUSE.

ABC7 MADE THIS MAP TO HELP YOU SEE HOW CLOSE THE PLANE WAS TO THE AIRSTRIP AND HOUSE.

HOWARD CRASHED INTO THE GULF -- JUST 100 FEET FROM THE AIRSTRIP. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH: PEOPLE-VOWIPE


PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND TELL US MANY PILOTS LIVE NEAR THE RUNWAY.

OWNING LAND ON THE RUNWAY IS THE ONLY WAY YOU'RE ALLOWED TO LAND ON THE ISLAND.

HOWARD WAS TRYING TO LAND THERE WHEN HE CRASHED.

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE PLANE TAKING OFF EARLIER YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

MANY PEOPLE SAY THEY SAW THE PLANE THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND THEN IN DISTRESS BEFORE THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH: PEOPLE-SOTVO


ALLISON SCRAUB, SAW THE PLANE

281305 He was coming in then when he got to the end he didn't stop. he kept going, sort of went into the air, but didn't get up high enough.

THIS IS THE HOUSE WHERE THE PLANE WAS REGISTERED WITH THE F-A-A. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE WRAP-WEB BNR


STAY WITH ABC 7 ON AIR AND ON LINE--

WE'LL HAVE UPDATES FROM CAPTIVA AS WE LEARN MORE FROM THE N-T-S-B.

FOLLOWING ABC7 NEWS AT SIX -- THERE'S A SPECIAL ONE HOUR EDITION OF WORLD NEWS WITH DIANE SAWYER ON THE CRASH IN UKRAINE.

WE'RE BACK AT 7:30. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ID THEFT 1ST APPERANCES-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT CELLPHONE VIDEO TONIGHT -- *INSIDE* THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL --

AS RELATIVES WAIT FOR THEIR LOVED ONES TO BOND OUT.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 105 PEOPLE DURING A RAID AT INCREDIBLE FRESH IN EAST NAPLES.

THEY SAY THEY USED FAKE I-DS THEY STOLE --

TO GET JOBS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ID THEFT FOLO-VOWIPE


AND A DAY AFTER IT WAS RAIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FRAUD - INCREDIBLE FRESH SAYS THINGS ARE BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL.

DELIVERY TRUCKS WERE ON THE MOVE TODAY, JUST WITH FEWER PEOPLE TO HELP.

WEDNESDAY --

THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FRAUD SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AT THE COMPANY.

AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED ALMOST 90 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES AT THIS FACILITY WERE WORKING UNDER FAKE IDENTITIES.

MANAGEMENT CLAIMS THEY DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ID THEFT FOLO-SOTVO


Alfie Oakes

150713 Our main focus is not to lose production and continue to move along and we feel like we've done a good job from what theyre telling me everything is operational and moving forward.

THE OWNER -- ALFIE OAKES WASN'T HERE WHEN THE RAID HAPPENED -- HE'S OUT OF STATE ON VACATION. Return to index of stories...


FL GAY MARRIAGE BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL-VOWIPE


A MONROE COUNTY JUDGE HAS STRUCK DOWN FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

THE RULING APPLIES ONLY TO MONROE COUNTY AND WILL TAKE EFFECT TUESDAY.

TWO KEY WEST BARTENDERS SUED THE MONROE COUNTY CLERK IN APRIL - SAYING THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO GET MARRIED.

JOHN STEMBERGER - PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA FAMILY POLICY COUNCIL AND AUTHOR OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING GAY MARRIAGE - BLASTED THE JUDGE'S DECISION AS "ENTIRELY ILLEGITIMATE."

HOWEVER -- FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR ALLISON TANT APPLAUDED THE RULING.

ABC-7 SPOKE WITH A FORT MYERS COUPLE WHO SAYS THEY WILL BE MAKING THE JOURNEY TO THE KEYS TO MAKE THEIR UNION LEGAL DURING A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN THEIR LIVES. Return to index of stories...


FL GAY MARRIAGE BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL-SOTVO


00:06:36 "It'll be 25 years on Monday the day after the day before

they start issuing the licenses"/00:00:10:28 "I'm going to marry my best friend, my partner in life, my love." Allen Kavanaugh and Doug Kuball, Fort Myers

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI QUICKLY FILED AN APPEAL TO THE JUDGE'S RULING THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

BECAUSE OF BONDI'S APPEAL -- THE MONROE COUNTY CLERK SAYS THEY WILL NOT START GIVING OUT MARRIAGE LICENSES YET.

A SIMILAR LAWSUIT IS CURRENTLY PENDING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP


VOTE 2014 OPEN Return to index of stories...


CRIST RUNNING MATE ANNOUNCED-OC-SOT-OC


CHARLIE CRIST HAS PICKED A RUNNING MATE IN HIS BID TO RETAKE THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.

ANNETTE TADDEO-GOLDSTEIN IS THE HEAD OF MIAMI-DADE'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY--

THE TWO STOOD TOGETHER AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN MIAMI FOR THE ANNOUCEMENT.

Annette Taddeo-Goldstein

Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chairwoman

--alt--

Florida Lt. Governor Candidate

"We need a governor who will fight for out small business and help to grow the middle class. Who will fight for a higher minimum wage and for equal pay for women."

CRIST IS A FORMER REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA.

HE'S NOW RUNNING AS A DEMOCRAT FOR HIS OLD OFFICE.

HE IS EXPECTED TO FACE OFF THIS NOVEMBER AGAINST REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT, WHO IS SEEKING RE-ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING-VO


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS CALL IT "IMPOSSIBLE" --

FOR THEM TO REDRAW TWO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS BEFORE NOVEMBER'S ELECTION.

LAST WEEK --

A JUDGE RULED THOSE TWO DISTRICTS "UNCONSTITUTIONAL" --

SAYING THEY WERE DRAWN TO HELP REPUBLICANS.

A JUDGE IS NOW DECIDING ON WHETHER LAWMAKERS *CAN* WAIT TIL AFTER THE ELECTION TO RE-DRAW THEM.

THERE WAS A HEARING TODAY, AND ANOTHER ONE SCHEDULED. Return to index of stories...


RIVER REACH ROAD ISSUES-OTS VOWIPE


NEW AT SIX--

SOME CALL IT AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN.

TODAY ONE ABC 7 CREW SAW AT LEAST FIVE NEAR HEAD-ON COLLISIONS IN ABOUT AN HOUR AT A NAPLES INTERSECTION.

PEOPLE LIVING NEAR HORSESHOE DRIVE AND RIVER REACH WAY SAY A RECENT CHANGE IS DANGEROUS--

THERE USED TO BE ONE LANE OF ENTRANCE FROM HORSESHOE ONTO RIVER REACH.

NOW THERE'S ONE 2-WAY STREET.

LYNN GREENLING SAYS SHE'S WITNESSED AROUND 100 CLOSE CALLS SINCE THE LANE CHANGE A MONTH AGO. Return to index of stories...


RIVER REACH ROAD ISSUES-SOTVO


LYNN GREENLING, RIVER REACH RESIDENT

04:29-:34

This is a very high traffic area, people walking, exercising, riding their bikes. You're going to see people get hit and hurt.

THE CITY TELLS ABC 7 THE CHANGES HAVE TO DO WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT GOING ON ON THE OTHER SIDE OF NORTH HORSESHOE DRIVE.

AND CREWS WANTED TO ALIGN ENTRANCES AND EXITS WITH HORSESHOE DRIVE NORTH'S INTERSECTION. Return to index of stories...


CHIKUNGUNYA CASES-VO


TONIGHT THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED THE FIRST CASES OF *LOCALLY-ACQUIRED* CHIKUNGUNYA.

THAT'S THE VIRUS MOSQUITOS SPREAD.

LET ME EXPLAIN WHY THIS MATTERS.

WE'VE SEEN MORE THAN 80 CASES OF CHICK-V THIS YEAR IN FLORIDA.

BUT THEY'VE ALWAYS INVOLVED PEOPLE WHO TRAVELED TO THE CARIBBEAN AND GOT IT THERE.

THESE TWO NEWS CASES -- ONE IN MIAMI DADE AND ONE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY -- INVOLVE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T LEAVE FLORIDA.

CHICKUNGUNYA'S NOT LIFE-THREATENING.

BUT PAINFUL SYMPTOMS INCLUDE FEVER AND SEVERE JOINT PAIN. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


"They snatched my purse and took off, I couldn't even begin to get a license number

AN ABC 7 CRIME ALERT FOR WOMEN TONIGHT--

HOW PURSE SNATCHERS ARE TARGETING WOMEN AT THE GROCERY STORE.

AND--

"Stop stop stop!"

AND THE SPECIAL MOMENT OF THE DAY--

WHEN ONE OF OUR NEWS CREW ENCOUNTERED A FAMILY OF DUCKLINGS.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT -- WAS MUST-SEE.

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


TZ1 A CHAR CO PURSE SNATCHINGS-SOTVO


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TZ1 B DUCKLINGS RESCUE-NATSVO


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


Scattered downpours into this afternoon

Winds coming in from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to pump scattered downpours into Southwest Florida this morning and afternoon. With additional cloud cover from the rain and isolated thunder, temperatures should peak in the mid-day hours in the upper 80s.

Scattered showers will remain possible this evening, most especially for communities along and east of I-75.

On Friday, we'll begin to enter a more transitional phase for our weather as we change around the wind flow. Wind winds coming in from the north pulling in from a slightly drier air mass, the coverage of rain on Friday should be a bit more isolated than today.

For the upcoming weekend temperatures look to return to the low and mid 90s with late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and thunderstorms. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Scattered downpours into this afternoon

Winds coming in from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to pump scattered downpours into Southwest Florida this morning and afternoon. With additional cloud cover from the rain and isolated thunder, temperatures should peak in the mid-day hours in the upper 80s.

Scattered showers will remain possible this evening, most especially for communities along and east of I-75.

On Friday, we'll begin to enter a more transitional phase for our weather as we change around the wind flow. Wind winds coming in from the north pulling in from a slightly drier air mass, the coverage of rain on Friday should be a bit more isolated than today.

For the upcoming weekend temperatures look to return to the low and mid 90s with late afternoon and early evening sea breeze induced showers and thunderstorms. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO PURSE SNATCHINGS-VOWIPE


AN ABC 7 CRIME ALERT SPECIFICALLY FOR WOMEN TONIGHT.

DEPUTIES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE WARNING LADIES TO BE CAREFUL WHEN GOING FROM THE CHECKOUT AT THE GROCERY STORE TO THEIR CARS.

THIEVES SNATCHED TWO LADIES PURSES IN ONE WEEK.

THE LATEST WAS JUST YESTERDAY--

AT THE PUBLIX ON COCHRAN BOULEVARD IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

A 61-YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS DRAGGED BY A CAR WHEN THIEVES SNATCHED HER PURSE OFF HER SHOULDER--

AND WOULDN'T LET GO UNTIL THE STRAP SNAPPED.

THE OTHER VICTIM, AN 81 YEAR OLD WAS TARGETED AT THE WINN DIXIE ON TAMIAMI TRAIL. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO PURSE SNATCHINGS-SOTVO


CORNELIA SCHAAD/GROCERY SHOPPER

""I'm not surprised and yet I am and I feel very bad for the lady that was dragged by a vehicle and I realize how fortunate I was that that didn't happen to me."

THIEVES PULLED UP IN A VAN ALONG SIDE HER IN THE PARKING LOT AND SNATCHED HER PURSE RIGHT OUT OF HER SHOPPING CART. Return to index of stories...


DUCKLINGS RESCUE-VO IN TCMON


IF YOU NEED A PICK ME UP- HERE'S A STORY FOR YOU.

WHAT STARTED AS A TYPICAL MORNING FOR ABC 7 REPORTER GEORGE SOLIS AND PHOTOGRAPHER PETER IRBERSEDER TURNED INTO A LIFE SAVING MISSION--

FOR THIS FAMILY OF DUCKLINGS IN THE EFFORT TO REUNITE THEM WITH MOM.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


DUCKLINGS RESCUE-PKG


"Go ahead and move forward."

WHY DID THE DUCKLINGS CROSS THE ROAD?

WELL, TO TRY AND GET TO THE OTHER SIDE.BUT GETTING THEM THERE.

"Stop stop stop!"

PROVED TO BE QUITE THE CHALLENGE.

ONCE WE GOT THEM HERE AT THE LAURELS AT EDISON APARTMENT COMPLEX IN

FORT MYERS WE FIGURED WE WERE DONE.

"Alright go ahead sweetie"

WE WERE WRONG-

FOR NEXT 20 MINUTES PHOTOGRAPHER PETER IRBERSEDER AND I DECIDED TO

TRY AND REUNITE THE DUCKLING WITH THEIR MOTHER ON THE OTHER SIDE.-

WHAT FOLLOWS---

BECOMES A SONG AND DANCE WITH THE BIRDS SINGING AND PETER DANCING

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET-

BUT EVENTUALLY-

WE SUCCEEDED.

"We're going to go put him with his family"

JUST PROOF THAT IN THIS BUSINESSES THERE IS NO SUCH THING A DULL MOMENT-

"Alright go see your family"

GEORGE SOLIS ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


DAY ONE OF THE BRITISH OPEN IN THE BOOKS-- THE LEADERBOARD HAS A LOT BIG NAMES AT THE TOP --- INCLUDIGN TIGER WOODS-- HEAR FROM HIM

PLUS--- THE SEC FOOTBALL POLL IS OUT--- WHO IS FAVORED-- AND WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK OF THE GATORS--- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 1) LEE PLANE CRASH-VOTOPS-WIPE


AFTER A SPECIAL HOUR-LONG EDITION OF WORLD NEWS --

ABC-7 IS FOLLOWING LATE BREAKING NEWS SURROUNDING THIS PLANE CRASH, NEAR CAPTIVA.

WHY OFFICIALS SAY, THIS *WILL BE A "LENGHTY INVESTIGATION." Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) FACEBOOK PURGE-VOTOPS


PLUS --

ANYTHING GOES -- ONLY FOR ONE NIGHT.

LOCAL TEENS -- INSPIRED BY A VIOLENT MOVIE, HITTING THEATERS AT MIDNIGHT.

THE FACEBOOK PURGE -- THAT'S SURLY ALARMING PARENTS, TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-POPMON


GREAT BRITIAN IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF GOLF. WHERE THE ROUGH. IS WELL. ROUGH. AND THE BUNKERS ARE UNFORGIVING. SO WHY SHOULD THE PLAYERS AT THIS YEARS BRITISH OPEN. EXPECT ANYTHING LESS. ROYAL LIVERPOOL. ALREADY CLAIMING SEVERAL VICTIMS ON DAY ONE OF THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP. 12 GUYS SHOOTING 7 OVER -- OR WORSE--- Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS


LET'S GO TO ENGLAND---

THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP-- MESSING WITH HENRIK STENSON'S HEAD-- SNAPPING A CLUP OVER HIS KNEE--- BEEN THERE---

-- WHAT ABOUT TIGER -- HIS FIRST MAJOR THIS YEAR-- SO FAR SO GOOD-- TIGER 3 SHOTS BACK AT 3 UNDER PAR----

---- HOW ABOUT THE YOUNG ITALIAN MATTEO MANASSERO --- FROM THE FAIRWAY-- TURNS THIS INTO A BIRDIE-- MANASSERO -- JUST ONE SHOT BACK AT 5 UNDER---

--- EVERYONE CHASING -- RORY MCILROY-- THE TWO TIME MAJOR WINNER-- OWNS A 1 STROKE LEAD AT 6 UNDER--- Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-CGTOPS


HERE'S A LOOK AT THE LEADERBOARD---

-- THE DEFENDING CHAMP-- PHIL MICKELSON--- 2 OVER FOR THE DAY---

--- AND YOU SEE FORT MYERS GOLFER-- GEORGE MCNEILL--- MAKING HIS SECOND OPEN APPERANCE-- IS 4 OVER--

BUT MCILROY LEADS AND TIGER IS CLOSE BEHIND Return to index of stories...


BRITISH OPEN-SOTTOP


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA OPEN-VOTOPS


THE 68TH FLORIDA OPEN COMES YOUR WAY THIS WEEKEND FROM BONITA SPRINGS----

IT'S THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP-- FEATURING THE BEST AMATEURS AND CLUB PROS FROM FLORIDA----

FIRST ROUND BEGINS FRIDAY AT THE BONITA BAY CLUB--- IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC--- Return to index of stories...


SEC FOOTBALL-POPMON


NICK SABAN IS THE HIGHEST PAID COACH IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL. BANKING 7 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. GRANTED. THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY. BUT IF YOU ASK THE GOOD PEOPLE OF ALABAMA. YOU CAN'T PUT A PRICE-TAG ON THE 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Return to index of stories...


SEC FOOTBALL-VO CG


SABAN AN THE TIDE-- HAVE BEEN PICKED TO WIN THE SEC TITLE ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR----

AUBURN-- WHO WON THE CONFERNCE LAST YEAR-- IS PICKED SECOND----

FLORIDA NOT PICKED TO FINISH IN THE TOP 8 OF THE CONFERENCE----

-- BUT THE GATOR -- ARE PICKED TO FINISH 3RD IN THE SEC EAST---

AS FOR THE CRIMSON TIED-- THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE 4TH NATIONAL TITLE UNDER SABAN--- BUT MISSED OUT ON A CONFERNCE AND NATIONAL TITLE LAST SEASON-- SO THEY ARE MOTIVATED Return to index of stories...


SEC FOOTBALL-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


EDGERRIN JAMES-VOTOPS


FORMER PRO BOWL RUNNING BACK -- AND LOCAL LEGEND-- EDGERRIN JAMES WILL ONCE AGAIN -- HOLD HIS ANNUAL SPEED AND AGILITY CAMP----- THIS MONDAY AT AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY---

IT'S FREE FOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS FROM 6 TO 18 YEARS OLD---

EVERY YEAR-- JAMES BRINGS IN CURRENT AND FORMER NFL STARS-- THIS YEAR WILL BE NO DIFFERENT Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS


LAST WEEK LEBRON JAMES DECIDED TO RETURN HOME AND PLAY FOR THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS---

--- A MOVE THAT SEEMED TO BE A POPULAR ONE WITH FANS EVERYWHERE-- EXCEPT MIAMI OF COURSE---

--- ACCORDING TO A RECENT HARRIS POLL -- LEBRON IS NOW THE MOST POPULAR ATHLETE IN AMERICA---

YANKEE STAR DEREK JETER-- COMES IN SECOND Return to index of stories...


TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS


LET'S RIDE SOME BIKES---

12TH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE----- MAD DASH TO THE FINISH----

ALEXANDER KRISTOFF --- HOLDS EVERYONE OFF ----- TO WIN THE STAGE---

VINCENZO RETAINS THE YELLOW JACKET Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


FINAL STOP MINNESOTA--- AND WE ARE SHELLING OUT SOME MAJOR LEAGUE CASH-- FOR SOME MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY--

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


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...