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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Tracking Another Hot & Stormy Day

Another round of showers and storms will be likely later this afternoon. Sunshine will prevail for large portion of the day but once the sea breeze gets going in the afternoon, clouds will thicken up.

Showers start inland and work their way, very slowly, westward towards the coastline by early evening. Some heavy rains will be possible with any given storm.

Temperatures today will be hot yet again. Low 90s will be the theme for Tuesday in most areas. Heat Indices today will reach into the upper 90s.

Lows tonight drop down to near normal in the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Two was last located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Forecast suggest this will weaken in coming days and drop to a remnant low by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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LIGHTNING STRIKE-BNC VO BNR


HERE'S THE LATEST NOW ON OUR BIG STORY TODAY--

THE FATAL LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ACCORDING TO BEACH FIRE OFFICIALS--

THREE PEOPLE WERE STRUCK AS THEY WALKED ALONG THE SHORELINE.

ONE DIED AT THE SCENE--

TONIGHT TWO OTHERS ARE BEING TREATED AT THE HOSPITAL.

LEE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION TELLS ABC 7 THERE IS NO LIGHTNING DETECTION EQUIPMENT ON COUNTY BEACHES.

STAY WITH ABC 7 FOR UPDATES ON LINE--

WE'LL HAVE A LIVE REPORT FROM THE BEACH AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING STORY OPEN-CLIP


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MH17 LATEST-SOTVO TCMON


"What has to keep happening is tightening the screws in terms of UN sanctions and resolutions."

DEVELOPING TONIGHT -- CALLS FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA AS THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CRASH MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT M-H 17 CONTINUES.

THIS MORNING -- REBELS HANDED OVER IMPORTANT INFORMATION --

REGARDING THE PLANES FLIGHT DATA AND VOICE RECORDERS.

NOW -- THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS DEMANDING ANSWERS AS TO **WHO** SHOT DOWN THE PASSENGER JET.

A-B-C'S KIRIT RADIA HAS THE LATEST FROM EASTERN UKRAINE.

WITH FLIGHT RECORDERS NOW IN THE HANDS OF MALAYSIAN OFFICIALS, THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE PLANE CRASH IN UKRAINE TAKES AN IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD.

ANDREW SPENCER EXPLAINS WHY THOSE RECORDERS WON'T HOLD ALL THE ANSWERS, COMING UP.

--SUPERS--

:00-:06

Tuesday

Donetsk, Ukraine

:07-:14

Tuesday

Hrabove, Donetsk, Ukraine

:20-:25

Peter Goelz

Former Managing Director, NTSB

:42-:55

UNTV

Samantha Power

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

1:05-1:20

Ronald Schansman

Grandfather of MH17 Victim

.BUT IF THE PLANE WAS INDEED SHOT DOWN, AS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CLAIMS, THE FLIGHT DATA AND VOICE RECORDERS ALONE WON'T SHOW WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE.

THE U-S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS THAT PART OF THE INVESTIGATION IS BEING OBSTRUCTED.

".not everyone has been supporting a real investigation into this crime. If they were, international experts would have had unimpeded access to the crime scene and all of the wreckage would have been left where it had fallen."

AS REBELS CONTINUE TO DENY RESPONSIBILITY, A MAN WHOSE GRANDSON DIED ON FLIGHT 17 BLAMES THEM, BLAMES RUSSIA, AND BLAMES UKRAINE.

"I am very angry about the whole situation, and I'm really not only angry with the rebellion club, but also with the Ukraine government who had been too weak after three months not to be able to silence the rebellion."

AFTER BEING LEFT TO THE ELEMENTS FOR DAYS, THE BODIES OF THE DEAD WERE FINALLY LOADED ONTO A TRAIN AND SHIPPED OUT OF DONETSK. DUTCH INSPECTORS SAID THEY WERE "MORE OR LESS" SATISFIED WITH HOW THOSE REMAINS WERE BEING STORED.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING.

--TAG--

THE REMAINS WILL EVENTUALLY BE TAKEN TO THE NETHERLANDS -- WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE VICTIMS ARE FROM -- FOR IDENTIFICATION. Return to index of stories...


MH17 LATEST-PKG WIPE


A wheat field not far from where Malaysia Air Flight 17 crashed.

littered with debris. and completely unguarded.

Part of the crime scene. Possibly crucial evidence. lying exposed.

This piece in particular. unlike the rest. it's burned and shows holes,

perhaps from an explosion

BRIDGE: IT raises questions only a professional investigator can answer.

but they still aren't here and meanwhile all this evidence is unprotected

There has been some good news.

Today many of the bodies are finally beginning their journey home. the

process of identifying them now underway.

President Obama paid his condolences at the Dutch embassy.

OBAMA SOT: TBD

The US and its allies are increasing pressure on Vladmir Putin's Russia to

use its influence with the rebels to cooperate with investigators

The European Union today imposing more sanctions on Russia

Putin blasted the Ukrainian government for continuing its

military offensive but said he would do what he can to facilitate the

investigation

The plane's black boxes were turned over by the rebels last night and will

be analyzed in the UK

Today a small team of investigators visited the crash site

But the full investigation has yet to begin.

Concerns growing that evidence may have been tampered with

ABBOT: Tampering on industrial scale sot

International monitors that have visited the site say they've seen parts of

the plane moved and cut to pieces

Hopes of an untainted investigation fading now more than 5 days after the

crash

Kirit Radia, ABC News, VILLAGE, UKRAINE

Samantha Power

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Return to index of stories...


BRAWL AT UKRAINE PARLIAMENT-TRX VOTOPS


AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN EASTERN UKRAINE -- DEBATE IN THE COUNTRY'S PARLIAMENT BECAME QUITE HEATED TODAY.

A BRAWL BROKE OUT BETWEEN POLITICIANS ABOUT A POSSIBLE INCREASE IN TROOP LEVELS NEAR THE CRASH SITE.

SOME BELIEVE MORE TROOPS WILL HELP KEEP PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS OUT OF THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


FAA GROUNDS PLANES TO ISRAEL-BNC VO


SECURITY FEARS LED TO MULTIPLE CANCELLED FLIGHTS INTO ISRAEL TODAY.

THE F-A-A STOPPED FLIGHTS FROM LANDING AT BEN GURION AIRPORT IN ISRAEL FOR 24 HOURS.

THEY MADE THAT DECISION AFTER A ROCKET EXPLODED NEAR THE AIRPORT.

DELTA DIVERTED ONE OF THEIR PLANES TO PARIS AFTER HEARING ABOUT THE EXPLOSION.

--SUPERS--

CHANNEL 10 ISRAEL

Tuesday

Yehud, Israel

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.

The FAA said in a statement that the ban on flights is for 24 hours beginning at 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

The statement said the rocket strike landed about one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport Tuesday morning.

The notice only applies to U.S. airlines since the FAA has no authority over carriers from other nations.

The agency said it will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation, and that updated instructions will be provided to U.S. airlines "as soon as conditions permit, but no later than 24 hours" from the time the directive went into force.

--VIDEO SHOWS--

- various of house near Ben-Gurion airport damaged by rocket fire

--VO SCRIPT--

DELTA AIRLINES SAYS FLIGHT 468, A BOEING 747 FROM NEW YORK'S JFK WITH 273 PASSENGERS AND 17 CREW MEMBERS.DIVERTED TO PARIS TUESDAY AFTER REPORTS OF ROCKET FIRE NEAR THE AIRPORT IN TEL AVIV.

ACCORDING TO ISRAELI MEDIA THE LARGE ROCKET CAUSED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO A HOUSE NEAR THE AIRPORT, BUT NO CASUALTIES.

DELTA HAS SUSPENDED SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO AND FROM BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TEL AVIV AND ITS NEW YORK-JFK HUB.

DELTA CONTINUES TO WORK CLOSELY WITH U.S. AND OTHER GOVERNMENT RESOURCES TO MONITOR THE SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


911 COMMISSION REPORT-OC


A NEW 9-11 COMMISSION REPORT SUGGESTS THE U-S STILL FACES A GROWING THREAT OF TERRORISM.

THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP TO THEIR FIRST REPORT 10 YEARS AGO.

THE GROUP POINTS OUT --

TERROR GROUPS HAVE NOT SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT A MAJOR PLOT SINCE 9-11 --

BUT THEY WARN THE POTENTIAL FOR THREATS REMAINS FIERCE.

THEY'RE RECOMMENDING PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY EFFORTS. Return to index of stories...


911 COMMISSION REPORT-SOTVOTOPS


We have ISIS taking over large swaths of territory in the Middle East, Syria is an incubator for terrorists training and hatred around the world. People starting to come back from the training grounds to the United States,

THE AUTHORS OF THE REPORT ALSO WORRY ABOUT A CYBER-ATTACK TOO. Return to index of stories...


DELTONA HOME INVASION-OC, SOT


A TERRIFYING SITUATION FOR A CENTRAL FLORIDA MOTHER.

HER CHILDREN CALLED HER AS ROBBERS BROKE INTO HER HOUSE.

HER CHILDREN WERE TRAPPED INSIDE.

911 FULL SCREEN

Caller: "Oh my god!"

Dispatcher: "Ma'am, what room are you in?"

911 FULL SCREEN

Dispatcher: "Where are you?"

Mother: "I am, I am in in Maitland. I'm 40 minutes from the kids."

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DELTONA HOME INVASION-VOTOPS


FOUR PEOPLE BROKE INTO THE HOUSE.

THEY STOLE A LAPTOP AND JEWELRY.

THE CHILDREN WATCHED AS THE MEN TOOK OFF IN A CAR.

OFFICERS CAUGHT THEM AND ALL FOUR NOW FACE MULTIPLE CHARGES.

STATUS:FINAL

LOCATION/STORY:Deltona, FL: Children call 911, hide as burglars break into

Deltona home

ADVISORIES/RESTRICTIONS/EMBARGOES:None

FORMAT:PKG

VIDEO INFO:

shots of home

sound from 911 calls

SUPERS:

Deltona, FL

Blaine Tolison/Reporting

VIDEO PROVIDED BY:WFTV

LENGTH:1:32

SCRIPT:

THESE FOUR BOLD BURGLARES ARE THE MEN INVESTIGATORS SAY BROKE INTO THIS

DELTONA HOME IN BROAD DAYLIGHT-WITH TWO CHILDREN INSIDE. THE TERRIFIED VOICE

OF A 13 YEAR OLD COULD BE HEARD IN THIS 9-1-1 CALL.

911 FULL SCREEN

Dispatcher: "Someone broke into the house?"

Teen: "Yes."

Dispatcher: "Okay, are you still in the house?"

Teen: "Yes. They've been knocking. I have no idea how they got in, they just

broke in right now."

AS THE MEN SMASHED THEIR WAY IN-BANGING COULD BE HEARD IN THE BACK GROUND

AND THERE WAS NOTHING A PANICKING MOTHER COULD DO, AS SHE ALSO CALLED 9-1-1

ON HER WAY HOME FROM WORK.

911 FULL SCREEN

Caller: "Oh my god!"

Dispatcher: "Ma'am, what room are you in?"

911 FULL SCREEN

Dispatcher: "Where are you?"

Mother: "I am, I am in in Maitland. I'm 40 minutes from the kids."

THE NEXT DAY, OFFICIALS SAY KENNETH BEAUFORD, JAVONTE PORTER, JASON

REALFORD, AND COURTNEY TILLMAN BROKE INTO A HOME ON CROTON AVENUE. ONE OF

THEM WAS SEEN ON SURVIELLANCE VIDEO PULLING A GUN. THEY STOLE JEWELRY AND A

LAPTOP-THEN LEFT STARTLED AS THE HOMEOWNER PULLED UP.

DEPUTIES SAY THEIR WHITE LEXUS S-U-V SPOTTED BY THE CHILDREN THE DAY

BEFORE IS HOW THEY CAUGHT THE MEN, ALL UNDER 25 YEARS OLD. THEY FLED FROM

DEPUTIES WHO TRACKED THEM TO THEIR HOUSE.

THE FOUR MEN ARE FACING A FEW DIFFERENT CHARGES INCLUDING ARMED BURGLARY.

REPORTING IN DELTONA, BLAIEN TOLISON CH9EWN.

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


GIRL ATTACKED BY PIT BULL-VO-WIPE


AN EIGHT YEAR OLD GIRL'S FACE IS NEARLY RIPPED APART TONIGHT.

AND A PITBULL MIX IS TO BLAME.

RAELYN LIMING NEEDED 218 STITCHES.

THE VICIOUS DOG ATTACK LEFT HER WITH CUTS ALL OVER HER LIPS AND JAW.

IT HAPPENED WHILE THE OHIO GIRL WAS WALKING HOME FROM A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

HER DAD IS STUNNED. Return to index of stories...


GIRL ATTACKED BY PIT BULL-SOTVO


Steve Knauber

Liming's father

"They had to go and put stitches all the way across her top lip and then she's got a gash right across here from where her whole chin was hanging, so they had to stitch that inside and out and it pushed her bottom teeth back."

THE DOG'S OWNER FACES CHARGES.

THE DOG COULD BE PUT DOWN WITHIN THE NEXT TEN DAYS OR RETURNED TO THE OWNER WITH SEVERAL CONDITIONS ATTACHED --

INCLUDING A LICENSE THAT SAYS THE DOG IS DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


GA FAKE LAB TESTS-VO-WIPE


DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE POSSIBLY AT RISK IN THE ATLANTA AREA AFTER HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY A LAB OWNER THREW OUT BLOOD WORK AND MADE UP RESULTS.

POLARIS ALLERGY LAB WAS RAIDED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

TONIGHT THE C-E-O FACES CRIMINAL CHARGES.

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS SAY RAHSAAN JACKSON GARTH DUPED PATIENTS FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS.

THEY SAY HE THREW OUT BLOODWORK BEFORE TESTING IT AND THEN LIED ABOUT RESULTS.

A FRAUD EXPERT SAYS THIS COULD BE DEADLY.

SUGGESTED INTRO:

THE HEALTH OF DOZENS OF PATIENTS MAY BE AT RISK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A LOCAL LAB OWNER THREW OUT BLOOD WORK AND

MADE UP RESULTS.

START WITH THEM HAULING OUT BOXES OF DOCUMENTS

THEN BRING IN THE PIC OF THE OWNER. CAN USE PIC 4 HERE

WE WERE THERE WHEN FEDERAL AGENTS CARRIED OUT BOXES FROM "

POLARIS ALLERGY LAB".

NOW THE C-E-O -- RAHSAAN JACKSON GARTH -- IS FACING CRIMINAL

CHARGES.

CHANNEL TWO's RACHEL STOCKMAN IS IN EAST POINT -- WITH THE

POSSIBLE RISK TO PATIENTS AND DOCTORS.

THE FEDS SAY THIS WENT ON FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS.

BLOODWORK WOULD BE DELIVERED. THrOUGH THE DOOR OF THIS LAB. AND

INVESTIGATORS SAY SOMETIMES IT WOULD SIMPLY BE THROWN AWAY - WITHOUT A

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GA FAKE LAB TESTS-SOTVO


Marlan Wilbanks/Health Care Fraud Expert

"for instance if some of these food allergies were potentially fatal but the tests were never really looked at, and never really evaluated that would, that patient is at risk"

LATE TODAY, GARTH PLEADED GUILTY TO FAKING THE BLOOD TEST RESULTS--

AND HEALTH CARE FRAUD.

PROSECUTORS SAY HE WAS TRYING TO SAVE MONEY BY FAKING THE RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


CATS REMOVED FROM HOUSE-VO


AN ARIZONA COUPLE GOT MORE THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR WHEN THEY BOUGHT A HOUSE.

THE COUPLE BOUGHT A HOUSE DURING AN AUCTION.

WHAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW --

THE HOUSE WAS FILLED WITH NEARLY 80 CATS!

OFFICERS AND THE HUMANE SOCEITY REMOVED THE CATS.

IN MOST CASES OF LARGE QUANATIES OF CATS.

MOST ARE UNHEALTHY AND HAVE TO BE EUTHANIZED.

THE WOMAN WHO PREVIOUSLY LIVED THERE IS CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY.

--SUPERS--

Monday

Gilbert, AZ

--VO SCRIPT--

POLICE WERE CALLED TO A GILBERT, ARIZONA HOME MONDAY AFTER THE NEW OWNERS, WHO BOUGHT THE PROPERTY AT AUCTION, DISCOVERED THERE WERE DOZENS OF CATS INSIDE.

POLICE SAID 79 CATS WERE REMOVED WITH THE HELP OF THE ARIZONA HUMANE SOCIETY AND MARICOPA COUNTY ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL.

THE STENCH OF CAT URINE AND FECES IN THE HOME WAS SAID TO BE OVERWHELMING.

THE ANIMAL RESCUERS HAD TO WEAR RESPIRATORS AND SPECIAL CLOTHING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.

ALL THE CATS WERE ALIVE, BUT AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICIAL SAID OFTEN IN CONDITIONS LIKE THIS, THE CATS ARE UNHEALTHY AND HAVE TO BE EUTHANIZED.

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN WHO USED TO LIVE THERE IS 59-YEAR-OLD JEAN WHITAKER.

SHE HAS SIGNED THE CATS OVER TO AUTHORITIES.

POLICE SAY AT A MINIMUM, WHITAKER WILL BE CITED FOR A CITY CODE VIOLATION.

SHE COULD UP FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FAKE VETERINARIAN ARRESTED-VO


YOU TRUST THAT THE VETERINARIAN TREATING YOUR PETS ARE LICENSED.

TONIGHT - A HOUSTON MAN IS IN JAIL FOR PRETENDING TO BE A VETERINARIAN.

HOUSTON POLICE ARRESTED THE MAN AFTER THEY SAY HE PRETENDED TO BE A LICENSED VET FOR NEARLY A YEAR.

THE MAN WAS REALLY A VET TECH AT AN AREA CLINIC.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE STARTED MAKING HOUSE CALLS, TREATING ANIMALS AND GIVING OUT MEDICATION.

THEY THINK HE STOLE THE MEDS FROM THE CLINIC WHERE HE WORKED.

MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE CLAIM HE TREATED THEIR PETS.

NONE HAS DIED.

--SUPERS--

:04 -:27

Monday

Houston

HOUSTON POLICE SAY A MAN PRETENDING TO BE A VET TREATED DOZENS OF FAMILY PETS BEFORE FINALLY BEING CAUGHT.

POLICE SAY 26-YEAR-OLD WILFREDO GUTIERREZ IS NOT A LICENSED VETERINARIAN, BUT HAS BEEN ACTING AS ONE FOR THE LAST YEAR.

THEY SAY HE OPERATED A BUSINESS -- MAKING HOUSE CALLS, TREATING DOGS AND CATS, ADMINISTERING VACCINES AND PROVIDING PET MEDS.

TURNS OUT HE WORKED AS A VET TECH AT A CLINIC, WHICH IS HOW AUTHORITIES BELIEVE HE GOT AHOLD OF THOSE MEDS.

MORE THAN 50 VICTIMS HAVE COME FORWARD AND SO FAR NO ONE HAS REPORTED THEIR PET HAS DIED OR FALLEN SEVERELY ILL WHILE UNDER HIS CARE.

BUT POLICE SAY THERE ARE LIKELY MORE VICTIMS, SPECIFICALLY IN NORTHWEST HOUSTON.

--TAG--

GUTIERREZ HAS PLEADED *GUILTY* TO PRACTICING VETERINARY LICENSE WITHOUT A LICENSE.

HE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE.

HE'S BEING HELD ON A 50-THOUSAND-DOLLAR BOND. Return to index of stories...


FAKE COP TARGETS IMMIGRANT WOMEN-VOWIPE


GLASSES ON.

CUFFS IN HAND.

DRIVING WHAT LOOKED LIKE A PATROL CAR.

ONE CALIFORNIA MAN WANTED YOU TO THINK HE WAS A COP --

BUT HE WASN'T.

REAL OFFICERS SAY THIS PHONY ONE WOULD DRIVE AROUND AND TARGET NEW IMMIGRANTS.

ONCE HE HAD ONE "ARRESTED" -- HE WOULD TAKE THEM HOME -- WHERE HE WOULD SEXUALLY ASSAULT THEM.

ONE WOMAN - WHO HAD SEEN THE MAN IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD -- SAYS SHE WOULDN'T TRUST HIM.

--SUPERS--

Monday

San Francisco

:30 -:42

Albie Esparza

San Francisco Police Department

1:27 - 1:33

--LEAD IN--

HE POSED AS A POLICE OFFICER -- AND USED HIS PRETEND POWER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FEARFUL IMMIGRANTS.

THAT'S WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY A SAN FRANCISCO MAN DID -- TO COERCE WOMEN INTO SEX ACTS.

NOW THIS ALLEGED IMPOSTOR COP FACES FELONY PRISON TIME.

THE MISSION WAS JUST ONE AREA 35 YEAR OLD JEFFREY BUGAI WOULD OFTEN PATROL. TROUBLE IS, HE WASN'T A COP.

BUT HE TALKED LIKE ONE, EVEN DRESSED LIKE ONE.

ALL IN AN EFFORT TO KIDNAP AND SEXUALLY ASSAULT NEW IMMIGRANTS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA.

"It's unknown how many victims are out there."

THE SFPD SAYS BUGAI EVEN DROVE THE SAME TYPE OF CAR THEY DRIVE - A FORD, CROWN VICTORIA. HE USED THE CAR TO TAKE VICTIMS BACK TO HIS HOME WHERE HE WOULD HANDCUFF, DRUG THEM AND FORCE THEM INTO SEXUAL ACTS.

"But not only that the suspect threatened victims with deportation and/or law enforcement retaliation if the victims reported the incident to police."

THE INTIMIDATION WORKED. MOST VICTIMS DIDN'T TELL ANYONE UNTIL INVESTIGATORS STARTED ASKING QUESTIONS.

"That's not right." Return to index of stories...


FAKE COP TARGETS IMMIGRANT WOMEN-SOTVO


"I wouldn't fall, listen to him, because I know there's a lot of frauds around here."

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS GUY HAS DONE THIS.

IN 19-99 HE WAS ACCUSED, THREE TIMES, OF POSING AS A HEALTHCARE WORKER IN MICHIGAN.

TONIGHT -

HE'S IN REAL JAIL.

THIS WOMAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO GO ON CAMERA SAYS SHE'S SEEN BUGAI IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT KNEW HE WASN'T A POLICE OFFICER.

"I wouldn't fall, listen to him, because I know there's a lot of frauds around here."

ONLINE RECORDS SHOW BUGAI IS A LICENSED SECURITY GUARD.

BUT HE'S GOT A LONG HISTORY OF IMPERSONATING PEOPLE OF AUTHORITY. IN 1999 HE WAS ACCUSED OF POSING AS A HEALTHCARE WORKER AT THIS HOSPITAL IN TRAVERSE CITY MICHIGAN, AT LEAST 3 TIMES. HE PLEADED GUILTY AND SPENT TIME IN JAIL.

BUGAI'S STEPFATHER WHO LIVES IN THIS SAN LEANDRO MOBILE HOME PARK DID NOT WANT TO SPEAK WITH US. BUT HIS GRANDMOTHER TOLD US BY PHONE FROM MICHIGAN THERE'S BEEN A MISTAKE.

"Jeff was kind to people, I never heard of him ever fighting with anybody."

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE BELIEVE OTHER VICTIMS MAY BE OUT THERE. AND URGE THEM TO COME FORWARD.

IN SAN FRANCISCO, CORNELL BERNARD ABC7

--SUGGESTED TAG--

BUGAI REMAINS IN CUSTODY ON TWO-MILLION-DOLLARS BAIL.

HIS PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 28TH. Return to index of stories...


CA ROAD RAGE-VOWIPE


CAUGHT ON CAMERA TONIGHT --

A VIOLENT AND ROWDY CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

CHECK THIS OUT.

TOM PARISE'S CAR IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

HE SPORTS TWO CAMERAS IN BOTH HIS FRONT, AND BACK WINDOWS.

WATCH HIS VIDEO.

EVERYTHING'S NORMAL --

UNTIL HE TRIED TO MERGE INTO THE LEFT LANE.

HE SPED IN FRONT OF A CAR -- AND THAT'S WHEN THE OTHER DRIVER GOT ANGRY.

STATUS:

Final

LOCATION/STORY:

San Diego, CA: Road rage incident caught on tape

ADVISORIES/RESTRICTIONS/EMBARGOES:

None

FORMAT:

Pkg Ws

VIDEO SHOWS/SHOTLIST:

Dash cam video

SUPERS:

San Diego, California

Tom Parise / Road Rage Victim

ASHLEE DEMARTINO / Reporting

VIDEO PROVIDED BY:

KGTV

LENGTH:

1:35 Return to index of stories...


CA ROAD RAGE-SOTVO


"i was attacked she came in right away and instantly it was confrontaional

and attacking"

nat woman "you almost killed my dog, oh that's you you almost

killed my dog you knew i wanted to pull over and you spend up "

AFTER THIS BLOW-UP -- SHE TOOK A PICTURE OF HIS LICENSE PLATE --

BUT BEFORE SHE COULD DO ANYTHING ELSE.

PARISE SPED OFF.

HE STILL BELIEVES HE DID NOTHING WRONG.

"I GOT YOUR LISCENSE PLATE I GOT YOU ON CAMERA YOU CRAZY "

THIS ARGUMENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA BETWEEN TOM PARISE AND ANOTHER DRIVER IN PB

HAS HIM FIRED UP.

"i was attacked she came in right away and instantly it was confrontaional

and attacking"

"tom parise has two cameras mounted on his car one at the front the other on

the back window they capture every minute of his drives around san diego".

THE VIDEO FROM PARISE CAMERA FRIDAY SHOWS HIM TRAVELING NORTH ON INGRAM IN

PB - ALL SEEMS NORMAL UNTIL PARISE TRIES TO GET IN FRONT OF THAT BLACK FORD

TRUCK

"all of a sudden he climbs right up my butt and slams on the horn slams on

the breaks and then we keep going and i think that's all he's going to do"

THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE NOT DONE YETABOUT A HALF A BLOCK LATER.

"i heard something ding" "i'm going what is that and a few seconds later i

hear another one"

THE VIDEO SHOWS THE DRIVER THROWING COINS AT PARISE'S CAR NOT ONCE BUT TWICE

AND THEN THIS - WATCH AS THE WOMAN GETS OUT OF THE CAR WALKS OVER AND TAKES

A PICTURE OF PARIES'S LISENCE PLATEAND THEN.

NAT WOMAN "YOU ALMOST KILLED MY DOG, OH THAT'S YOU YOU ALMOST

KILLED MY DOG YOU KNEW I WANTED TO PULL OVER AND YOU SPEND UP "

"she stood in the street screaming obscenities as i went around the corner"

WE TRACKED DOWN THE OWNER OF THE CAR. BUT NO ONE WAS HOME.

PARISE DOESN'T FEEL LIKE HE DID ANYTHING WRONG.

"push the buttons, why? it's not like i drove you off the road, they just

went bonkers"

TIME/INITIAL: mf/20:21:47 Return to index of stories...


TRAIN VS. SEMI-VO


A KENTUCKY TRUCK DRIVER IS RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER A HIGH-SPEED TRAIN SLAMMED INTO HIS SEMI.

THIS IS NEW VIDEO OF THE CRASH.

OFFICERS SAY THE DRIVER MISSED HIS TURN AND PULLED ONTO THE TRACKS TO TURN AROUND.

IN DOING SO -- HE PULLED INTO THE PATH OF AN ONCOMING TRAIN -

YOU CAN SEE THE CRASH AND THE FIREBALL.

THE TRUCK WAS HAULING LIGHTER FLUID.

THE DRIVER WAS BURNED AND IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

ABSTRACT:

Authorities in central Kentucky say a semi-truck driver is lucky to be alive

after a fiery collision with a train.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened on Friday , just north of Somerset, about 80 miles south of Lexington.

Investigators say the driver, 27-year-old Viktor Kalchenia, missed a turn

and was trying to correct that, watching the rear of his trailer, instead of

the train tracks.

They say Kalchenia drove the big rig across the tracks, and into the path of

an oncoming Norfolk-Southern train.

Authorities say the trailer was loaded with charcoal lighter fluid, which

burst into a fireball that could've been seen for several miles around.

WKYT-TV reports Kalchenia is recovering in the hospital after undergoing a

surgery. He is listed in stable condition in the trauma ICU of UK Hospital.

WKYT-TV reports that Kalchenia's family did not want to go on camera, but

say Kalchenia is married and has kids. Authorities say he's from Auburn,

Washington.

WTVQ-TV reports that Kalchenia was treated at the scene for burns.

Authorities say the explosion caused extensive burn damage to the train

engine.

Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Chief Doug Baker says when his

crews responded, there was a fire 75 to 100 yards down both sides of the

tracks and 35 to 40 feet in the air.

SUPERS:

Pulaski County, KY

VIDEO INFO:

Producer Note: This surveillance video is handout from the Pulaski County

Sheriff's Office in Kentucky.

Video is from Friday, 7/18.

Video shows the trailer tractor pulling up, getting hit by the

train and the fiery moment of impact. Return to index of stories...


TX HOUSE EXPLOSION-TRX VO


LOOK AT THE AFTERMATH HERE.

A HOUSE EXPLODED EARLY THIS MORNING IN TEXAS.

INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THE BLAST.

THREE PEOPLE WERE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE AT THE TIME.

TWO WERE THROWN OUTSIDE -- THE THIRD CRAWLED OUT OF THE RUBBLE.

ALL THREE ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION TONIGHT.

--SUPERS--

Tuesday

Willis, TX

A HOUSE EXPLODED IN CENTRAL TEXAS EARLY THIS MORNING , SERIOUSLY INJURING AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE.

THE BLAST LEVELED THE ONE-STORY HOME IN WILLIS, NORTH OF HOUSTON.

WITNESSES TOLD LOCAL MEDIA TWO OF THE VICTIMS WERE THROWN FROM THE EXPLOSION AND A THIRD PERSON CRAWLED OUT OF THE RUBBLE.

ALL WERE FLOWN TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

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STABBING GIRL RECEIVES PURPLE HEART-OC


A PURPLE HEART FOR A YOUNG GIRL.

THE 12-YEAR-OLD WAS STABBED 19 TIMES BY TWO OF HER CLASSMATES IN WISCONSIN.

ABC7 HAS FOLLOWED THIS STORY FOR YOU SINCE MAY.

OFFICERS SAY THE GIRLS ATTACKED HER BECAUSE OF A FICTIONAL CHARACTER KNOWN AS SLENDER MAN.

THE VICTIM'S FAMILY ASKED PEOPLE TO SEND HER PAPER PURPLE HEARTS.

AN ANONYMOUS DONOR SENT THE GIRL THE PURPLE HEART SAYING "ITS THE ONLY HEART I COULD FIND - BE STRONG!"

THE MILITARY AWARDS PURPLE HEARTS TO SERVICEMEMBER OR FALLEN SERVICEMEMBERS WHO SHOW BRAVERY IN COMBAT.

WAUKESHA, Wis. - The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times, allegedly by classmates trying to please a fictional online character, has received a military Purple Heart from an anonymous donor.

The girl's family had asked that well-wishers send her purple hearts, reflecting her favorite color and shape, and the 12-year-old was inundated with paper hearts from across the country. Then one person sent her the real thing.

The girl's family said Tuesday that the medal came with a card that read: "The only heart I could find! Be strong!"

The military awards the Purple Heart to veterans wounded or killed in action.

Investigators say the girl nearly died in May after being lured to a park and attacked by two 12-year-old girls after a sleepover in Waukesha, outside Milwaukee. She's now recovering at home. Return to index of stories...


TRADER JOE'S FRUIT RECALL-VO


AN ABC7 RECALL ALERT FOR YOU TONIGHT -- INVOLVING THE FOOD IN YOUR HOUSE.

TRADER JOES IS RECALLING FRESH PRODUCE BECAUSE OF A POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION.

THERE IS A TRADER JOES IN NAPLES.

TRADER JOES IS GETTING RID OF PEACHES, NECTARINES -- AND PLUMS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BETWEEN JUNE SECOND AND JULY 18TH.

IF YOU HAVE THESE AT HOME - THROW THEM AWAY!

THERE ARE NO REPORTED ILLNESSES.

--VO SCRIPT--

TRADER JOE'S IS RECALLING SOME FRESH PRODUCE SUPPLIED BY A COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA OVER POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION.

THE GROCER IS REMOVING CERTAIN PEACHES, NECTARINES, PLUMS AND A PLUM-APRICOT HYBRID KNOWN AS PLUMCOTS OR PLUOTS FROM ITS SHELVES.

THEY ARE DATED BETWEEN JUNE 2ND AND JULY 18TH.

THERE ARE NO REPORTED CASES OF ILLNESS.

BUT TRADER JOE'S SAYS IT'S REMOVING THE PRODUCTS OUT OF "EXTREME CAUTION."

CUSTOMERS ARE URGED NOT TO EAT THE PRODUCE, AND TO THROW IT AWAY OR RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND.

TRADER JOE'S IS NOT THE ONLY STORE TO SELL THE PRODUCE.

IT'S PACKAGED BY WAWONA.

THAT COMPANY HAS ISSUED A NATIONWIDE RECALL.

FOR MORE DETAILS, YOU CAN GO TO WAWONA'S WEBSITE -- IT'S W-A-W-O-N-A-PACKAGING DOT COM.

-----END-----CNN.SCRIPT----- Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


It's really hurtful and it's really embarrassing.

SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMED.

THIS WOMAN SAYS SHE'S ONE OF DOZENS OF VICTIMS BEING CRITICIZED FOR BEING OVERWEIGHT.

WHO'S BEHIND THE MEAN CAMPAIGN AND WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE TONIGHT.

NATS SINGING

YOU COULD CALL HIM A "DOC" STAR--

HE'S DELIVERED MORE THAN EIGHT-THOUSAND BABIES--

BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT MADE THIS DOCTOR A VIRAL SENSATION.

HIS LABOR OF LOVE, NEXT.

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


TZ4 A 530 FATTIES-SOTVO


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TZ4 B SINGING DOCTOR-NATVO


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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


Tracking Another Hot & Stormy Day

Another round of showers and storms will be likely later this afternoon. Sunshine will prevail for large portion of the day but once the sea breeze gets going in the afternoon, clouds will thicken up.

Showers start inland and work their way, very slowly, westward towards the coastline by early evening. Some heavy rains will be possible with any given storm.

Temperatures today will be hot yet again. Low 90s will be the theme for Tuesday in most areas. Heat Indices today will reach into the upper 90s.

Lows tonight drop down to near normal in the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Two was last located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Forecast suggest this will weaken in coming days and drop to a remnant low by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


530 FATTIES-OC


THE 5-3-O FATTIES.

IT'S A FACEBOOK PAGE THAT'S CREATING CONTROVERSY.

THE PAGE CRUELTY TARGETS OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE IN THE SACARMENTO CALIFORNIA AREA CODE.

ONE WOMAN WAS PART OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA SHAMING AND IS SHARING HER STORY TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


530 FATTIES-PKG


It's really hurtful and it's really embarrassing.

18 YEAR OLD JESSI LYNN HOWELL IS STILL MORTIFIED AFTER DISCOVERING A PICTURE OF HERSELF POSTED ON A FACEBOOK PAGE CALLED '5-3-0 FATTIES.'

They post peoples pictures without their permission, like that's hurtful.

THE PAGE SHOWS SNAPSHOTS OF PEOPLE IN PUBLIC WHO HAVE NO IDEA THEIR PHOTO IS BEING TAKEN.

IT'S THEN PUT UP ON FACEBOOK FOR ALL TO SEE. ALONG WITH A POST MOCKING THEM ABOUT THEIR WEIGHT.

I know it's probably someone from around here and whoever it is they need to stop because that's ridiculous.

HOWELL SAYS THE PICTURE POSTED OF HER WAS TAKEN IN OCTOBER WHEN SHE WAS 50 POUNDS HEAVIER.

THIS IS WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE NOW.

HOWELL SAYS LIFELONG MEDICAL PROBLEMS HAVE CAUSED HER TO STRUGGLE WITH HER WEIGHT.

BUT NOW SHE'S TAKING MEDICATION, WHICH IS HELPING HER SLIM DOWN.

I feel so much better like.the way I get dressed.the way my clothes fit.

WE CALLED A NUMBER LISTED ON THE PAGE BUT IT WAS DISCONNECTED.

WE ALSO TRIED SENDING MESSAGES TO THE CREATOR BUT DID NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.

MEANWHILE HOWELL SAYS SHE'S NOT LETTING WHAT HAPPENED GET HER DOWN.

INSTEAD ITS MOTIVATED HER TO KEEP WORKING TO ACHIEVE HER GOALS.

I'm not where I want to be but I'll get there, I'll get there, cyber bullying.bullying period needs to stop, it needs to stop. So I'm gonna be a voice today for those people that don't have that voice. Return to index of stories...


530 FATTIES-OC TAG


THE PAGE DISAPPEARED LATE YESTERDAY AFTER THE MEDIA GOT INVOLVED.

IT'S NOT CLEAR IF FACEBOOK OR THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PAGE DELETED IT. Return to index of stories...


HOLMES IN COURT-VO


THE COLORADO MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING SUSPECT HEADS BACK TO COURT TODAY.

A JUDGE WILL HEAR SEVERAL MOTIONS --

INCLUDING THE LATEST EVALUATION OF JAMES HOLMES' SANITY.

THE DOCTOR CONDUCTING THAT EVALUATION WANTS TO RECORD HOLMES ON VIDEO.

BUT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARGUE THAT COULD INTERFERE WITH THE INTEGRITY OF THE EXAM.

THE FIRST EVALUATION WAS RULED INADEQUATE.

HOLMES IS ACCUSED OF OPENING FIRE IN A MOVIE THEATER IN AURORA BACK IN 2012 -- KILLING 12 PEOPLE AND INJURING DOZENS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA FUNDRAISERS-VO


DESPITE THE CRISES IN UKRAINE AND GAZA -- PRESIDENT OBAMA IS STICKING TO HIS FUNDRAISING SCHEDULE --

AND DRAWING CRITICISM FROM REPUBLICANS BY DOING SO.

THE PRESIDENT'S IN SEATTLE TODAY -- AND LEAVES FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT TO LOS ANGELES WEDNESDAY.

BASED ON TICKET ESTIMATES FROM HIS FIVE SCHEDULED FUNDRAISERS -- HE COULD RAISE MORE THAN SIX MILLION DOLLARS FOR DEMOCRATS --

DURING THE WEST COAST TRIP.

HE'S RAISING MONEY FOR THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS.

BUT REPUBLICANS THINK HIS ATTENTION SHOULD BE ON THE ISSUES OVERSEAS. Return to index of stories...


WINNING THE LOTTERY-VO


HERE'S A QUESTION --

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WOULD YOU QUIT YOUR JOB?

A NEW CAREERBUILDER SURVEY ASKED THAT QUESTION --

AND IT CAME BACK SPLIT, 50-50.

HALF WOULD KEEP WORKING, ALTHOUGH MAYBE A DIFFERENT JOB.

THE OTHER HALF --

WOULD RETIRE.

AND TO THEIR CREDIT --

JUST 13 PERCENT SAID THEY'D QUIT ON THE SPOT.

MOST WOULD GIVE TWO WEEKS NOTICE OR EVEN WAIT UNTIL THEIR COMPANY FOUND A REPLACEMENT. Return to index of stories...


SINGING DOCTOR-NATVOWIPE


HE'S DELIVERED ALMOST EIGHT THOUSAND BABIES AND TONIGHT - A PENNSYALVANIA OBSTETRICIAN HAS BECOME AN INTERNET SITUATION.

IT'S NOT FOR THE NUMBER OF BIRTHS -- RATHER THE WAY HE WELCOMES NEWBORNS INTO THE WORLD.

doctor singing

FOR YEARS HE'S SUNG TO EVERY NEWBORN HE'S DELIVERED.

WHY?

HE SAYS HE LEARNED IT FROM ANOTHER OB WHEN HE WAS A RESIDENT.

HE DECIDED TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION. Return to index of stories...


SINGING DOCTOR-SOTVO


SOT Doctor 19:29:56 / he was about to retire, he asked me to continue the tradition. And I've done it ever since.

HE BELIEVES THE SINGING SOOTHES HIS TINY PATIENTS AND CALLS IT A LABOR OF LOVE. Return to index of stories...


DOG SUITE-VO


THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IS ON THE RISE ACROSS THE COUNTRY -- AND NEW HOUSES ARE GOING TO THE DOGS.

OR SO IT SEEMS.

HOUSES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE NOW COMING EQUIPPED WITH A DOG SUITE.

THE 170 SQUARE FEET OF CANINE CONVENIECE COMES WITH MANY OF THE MODERN CONVENIENCES -- LIKE A SHOWER FOR YOUR DOG -- A BED SO FIDO GETS A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.

THE PET SUITE ALSO COMES WITH A WASHER AND DRYER SPECIFICIALLY FOR DOGGIE BLANKETS AND CLOTHES -- AND A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA TO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PET WHILE YOU'RE ELSEWHERE IN THE HOUSE.

AND THE PRICE FOR THIS PUPPY PALACE -- A MERE 35-GRAND. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


A REAL-LIFE MURDER MYSTERY AT FLORIDA STATE.

THE LAW PROFESSOR FOUND DEAD INSIDE OF HIS HOUSE AND WHY INVESTIGATORS AREN'T SURE HOW IT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A FSU MYSTERY-VO


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FSU MYSTERY-VOWIPE


A MYSTERY IS DEVELOPING AT FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY TONIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS ARE STRUGGLING TO FIGURE OUT WHY A LAW PROFESSOR DIED.

OFFICERS ARE CONVINCED PROFESSOR DAN MARKEL WAS MURDERED FRIDAY --

BUT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY LEADS.

THEY KNOW HE WAS SHOT INSIDE HIS HOUSE.

BUT THEY DON'T THINK ANYONE BROKE IN.

THEY DO BELIEVE MARKEL KNEW HIS KILLER.

NEIGHBORS HEARD A LOUD BANG. Return to index of stories...


FSU MYSTERY-SOTVO


18:31:00 Officer David Northway We do believe that this was not a random act

where he just surprised somebody. What we do believe that mr markel

unfortunately was the intended victim.

MARKEL WAS A DIVORCED FATHER.

HIS EX-WIFE ALSO WORKS AS A PROFESSOR AT F-S-U.

HE LEAVES BEHIND TWO SMALL SONS. Return to index of stories...


FSU TITLE 9 DIRECTOR-OTS


NEW TONIGHT -- ALSO AT F-S-U -- THE SCHOOL IS TAKING ACTION AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS.

THEY'RE HIRING A TITLE NINE DIRECTOR --

AND TWO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION COORDINATORS.

THE SCHOOL'S INTERIM PRESIDENT SAYS THE UNIVERSITY WILL NOT WAIT FOR A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION TO CONCLUDE --

BEFORE ADDRESSING CAMPUS SAFETY AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS. Return to index of stories...


LCSO BIKE ENFORCEMENT BONITA-VOWIPE


TONIGHT - LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES TO SAVE THE LIVES OF BICYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS.

FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE STATES WITH THE MOST DEADLY PEDESTRIAN CRASHES.

DEPUTIES ARE OUT PULLING OVER DRIVERS AND EDUCATING PEOPLE ON PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE LAWS.

TODAY THEY WERE OUT ON OLD U-S 41 IN BONITA SPRINGS.

ONE BICYCLIST ADMITS HE DOESN'T FEEL SAFE RIDING THE ROADS IN OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


LCSO BIKE ENFORCEMENT BONITA-SOTVO


Don Myers, Bike Rider - "80 percent of the time you are okay but 20 percent it gets funny. It happens to everyone who rides a bike. Every day."

LEE COUNTY'S RANKED AMONG THE TOP 15 COUNTIES IN FLORIDA FOR BIKE OR PEDESTRIAN RELATED CRASHES. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


I got a 12 and 9yo that have that image int ehir head. It's gonna be tough for them

TOUGH FOR KIDS.

TOUGH FOR ANYONE.

A DAY AT THE BEACH TURNED DEADLY.

AHEAD AT 6 --

THE FRANTIC EFFORT TO SAVE THREE PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

HIT BY AN APPARENT LIGHTNING STRIKE.

PLUS -- A BALL OF FIRE IN FORT MYERS.

WHERE THE DRIVER WAS --

WHEN THE CAR WENT UP IN FLAMES!

AND A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH IN BRAIN SURGERY.

THE PROCEDURE THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE CRACKING YOUR SKULL.

HEAR FROM PATIENTS WHO'VE SEEN THE BENEFIT. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) LIGHTNING STRIKE-SOTVO


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TZ 6 2) CAR FIRE-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) BRAIN SURGERY-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


23:03

I know I could get in trouble because I was there

A TEN YEAR OLD COULD BE CHARGED WITH A FEDERAL CRIME--

NOW AT SIX--

THE VIDEO THAT SHOWS HIM AND A FRIEND ATTACKING A NEST OF MUSCOVY DUCKS.

he came after me.

CAME AFTER HIM --

NAKED!

THE BEATING THIS 77-YEAR OLD NAPLES MAN ENDURED --

FROM HIS TENANT IN HIS BIRTHDAY SUIT.

PLUS THIS --

"Imagine seeing your neighborhood from a whole new perspective

HIGH TECH SNOOPING--

DRONES ARE ON THE MOVE--

TONIGHT ABC 7 ASKS THE QUESTION--

WHEN DO THEY BECOME AN INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY.

RIGHT NOW ON THE NEWS AT 6. Return to index of stories...


HL1) MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-SOTVO


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HL2) NAKED ATTACK-SOTVO


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HL3) DRONES FOR SALE-NATSVO


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BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-VOTOPS TCMON LIVE IN TCMON


ABC 7 STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS AT SIX--

LIGHTNING KILLS ONE PERSON ON FORT MYERS BEACH--

TWO OTHERS ARE INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK.

IT HAPPENED ON THE SHORELINE--

BETWEEN THE LANI KAI AND HOOTERS.

AT ONE POINT, THE SCENE WAS SO DANGEROUS--

FIRST RESPONDERS TOLD THEIR PERSONNEL TO GET OFF THE BEACH UNTIL THE THREAT PASSED.

A-B-C 7'S WEEKEND ANCHOR, CHLOE MORRONI IS LIVE RIGHT NOW ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

SHE JOINS US WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-REM LIVE


IT IS STILL AN ERIE SCENE TONIGHT ON THE BEACH--

THE BODY OF ONE VICTIM IS STILL HERE AS THE INVESTIGATION GETS UNDERWAY.

PEOPLE ARE STILL REALLY SHAKEN UP.

I TALKED TO THE MAN WHO RUNS THIS JET SKI RENTAL.

MATT RECTOR SAYS WHEN THE STORM ROLLED IN AFTER 2, HE AND OTHER FOLKS RAN FOR COVER AND JUST MOMENTS LATER SAW A HUGE FLASH OF LIGHTNING AND THEN SAW THREE PEOPLE DOWN NEAR THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-VOWIPE


THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THE VICTIMS TWO MALES AND A FEMALE, WERE WALKING ON THE BEACH AT THE TIME.

RECTOR WHO'S CERTIFIED IN CPR SAYS HE KNEW HE HAD TO HELP SO HE RAN OVER TO THE SCENE AND WAS SHOCKED BY WHAT HE SAW. HE SAYS THE FEMALE WAS COHERENT AND SITTING UP BUT SHE HAD BURNS ON HER BODY. HE SAYS THE VICTIM WHO DIDN

T MAKE IT WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD. Return to index of stories...


3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-SOT


40 MATT RECTOR - TRIED CPR

"The gentleman by the water was clearly deceased the other gentleman didn't have a pulse so we began to do chest compressions mouth to mouth, his chest started fluctuating but he's in bad shape." Return to index of stories...


3 STRUCK BY LIGHTNING-REM LIVE


THE MALE AND FEMALE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE WAITING FOR AN UPDATE ON THEIR CONDITIONS.

LCSO SAYS THIS SERVES AS AN UNFORTUNATE BUT IMPORTANT REMINDER THAT YOU'VE GOT TO GET INSIDE DURING THESE STORMS.

LIVE ON FM BEACH CHLOE MORRONI ABC 7 Return to index of stories...


TIMELAPSE AT DIAMOND HEAD-TCMON VO


THANKS CHLOE.

WE WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE --

ON THE BEACH WHEN THIS WAS HAPPENING.

LET ME SHOW YOU A TIME LAPSE VIEW FROM THE DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT CAMERA.

YOU CAN SEE THE CLOUDS ROLL IN ABOUT NOON.

AFTER THAT --

CONDITIONS DETERIORATE --

ESPECIALLY IN THE 2' OCLOCK HOUR.

THAT'S WHEN THE REPORTED LIGHTNING STRIKE HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS JP IN WX CENTER-2-SHOT WX CTR


I'M IN THE STORMWARN 7 HURRICANE CENTER WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST JOHN PATRICK.

J-P YOU'VE BEEN TRACKING THE STORMS AND THE LIGTNING TODAY AND YOU'RE BRINGING US A DIFFERENT LOOK -- A STREET LEVEL VIEW OF OUR LIGHTNING TRACKER -- Return to index of stories...


JP IN WX CENTER-WX CENTER


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FIRST WEATHER-WXWALL


Tracking Another Hot & Stormy Day

Another round of showers and storms will be likely later this afternoon. Sunshine will prevail for large portion of the day but once the sea breeze gets going in the afternoon, clouds will thicken up.

Showers start inland and work their way, very slowly, westward towards the coastline by early evening. Some heavy rains will be possible with any given storm.

Temperatures today will be hot yet again. Low 90s will be the theme for Tuesday in most areas. Heat Indices today will reach into the upper 90s.

Lows tonight drop down to near normal in the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Two was last located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Forecast suggest this will weaken in coming days and drop to a remnant low by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE WRAP-OC-BNR


WE'VE REPORTED BEFORE ON THE COUNTY INSTALLING LIGHNING DETECTION SYSTEMS AT LEE COUNTY POOLS AND BALLFIELDS --

PROTECTING CHILDREN.

BUT WE CHECKED WITH LEE COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION--

CURRENTLY THEY DO NOT HAVE THE EQUIPMENT AT COUNTY BEACHES.

STAY WITH ABC 7 FOR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE ON FORT MYERS BEACH--

WE'LL HAVE UPDATES ON AIR AND ONLINE AT ABC DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-EANIBOX-SS


TWO COLLIER COUNTY CHILDREN COULD FACE FEDERAL CHARGES FOR THIS.

IT'S EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWING THE CHILDREN ATTACKING A DUCK'S NEST IN NAPLES.

THEY BROKE AN EGG AND HIT A MUSCOVY DUCK.

THAT BIRD IS FEDERALLY PROTECTED.

IT HAPPENED ON 14TH AVENUE NORTH AND GOODLETTE FRANK ROAD. Return to index of stories...


MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-VOTOPS


YOU CAN SEE THE BOY RIDING A BICYCLE.

THEN YOU SEE A GIRL COME RUNNING.

SHE THROWS SOMETHING AT THE NEST.

OFFICERS SAY IT LOOKS LIKE A HATCHET.

THIS WENT ON FOR SOMETIME --

AT ONE POINT THE GIRL THROWS A SKATEBOARD AT THE BIRD AND THEN ON THE NEST.

THE GIRL EVEN WAVED AT PEOPLE IN AN OFFICE BUILDING.

THE SAME PEOPLE WHO CALLED POLICE AS THEY WATCHED THE VISCIOUS ATTACK.

ABC7 SPOKE TO 10-YEAR-OLD RICKY TYLER ABOUT WHY THEY DID THIS. Return to index of stories...


MUSCOVY DUCKS ABUSED-SOTVO


Do you think you should've left? Why didn't you? Because I was afraid she was going to hurt me.

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.

WORKERS TOOK THE EGGS SO THE MOTHER DUCK WOULDN'T COME BACK TO THE NEST.

BOTH CHILDREN FACE SERIOUS CHARGES BECAUSE AS WE SAID -- MUSCOVY DUCKS ARE FEDERALLY PROTECTED. Return to index of stories...


NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-SS-VO-WIPE


ALL NEW TONIGHT --

A 77 YEAR OLD LANDLORD IN NAPLES SAYS HE WAS ATTACKED --

AND WRESTLED TO THE GROUND BY A NAKED MAN.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED ANDREW RESTREPO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TACKLED THE VICTIM OUTSIDE HIS APARTMENT ON PALM STREET.

STANLEY FOGG SHOWED US THE BRUISES ON HIS LEG.

HE TELLS ABC-7 -- HE HEARD LOUD BANGING NEXT DOOR --

SO HE WENT TO CHECK ON HIS TENANT. Return to index of stories...


NAKED NEIGHBOR ATTACK-SOTVO


Stanley Fogg

Victim

12:32-12:44

I heard all this noise and see all of this destruction of my property so that's why I'm here. And he came after me.

ACCORDING TO FOGG -- RESTREPO IS HIS TENANT'S BOYFRIEND.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE RESTREPO MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT ARREST-SS-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT --

A LEE COUNTY MAN FOUND WEARING A BACKPACK WITH WIRES DANGLING OUT --

IS ACCUSED OF MAKING SERIOUS THREATS TO A 9-1-1 DISPATCHER.

DEPUTIES SAY ROGER HEIDLER CALLED SEVERAL TIMES.

FIRST -- HE CLAIMED A WOMAN OWED HIM MONEY.

BUT IT GETS WORSE.

DEPUTIES SAY HEIDLER CLAIMED HE WAS GOING TO BLOW PEOPLE UP.

HE WARNED IF DEPUTIES CAME WITH THEIR GUNS -- HE WOULD BLOW THEM UP, TOO.

DEPUTIES TRACKED THE MAN DOWN ON COCONUT ROAD.

THEY FOUND A FAKE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE IN HIS BACKPACK. Return to index of stories...


BOMB THREAT ARREST-SOTVO


"Everybody's question in my mind would be is he one of the bombers

that is coming around here."

"Alarming situation?"

"An alarming situation. Correct."

TONIGHT HEILDER IS IN JAIL FACING A MULTITUDE OF CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CONDO FIRE-(2)SS


JUST INTO THE ABC7 NEWSROOM --

FIREFIGHTERS JUST FINISHED FIGHTING A FIRE AT A CAPE CORAL CONDO COMPLEX.

IT HAPPENED ON SOUTHEAST 18TH AVENUE ON THE SECOND STORY.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO QUICKLY PUT IT OUT.

THERE WASN'T MUCH DAMAGE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW IT STARTED -

BUT THEY THINK IT WAS LIGHTNING. Return to index of stories...


CAR FIRE-TRX-VOTOPS


BRAND NEW VIDEO INTO ABC7.

A CAR GOES UP IN FLAMES IN FORT MYERS.

THE OWNER TELLS ABC7 --

HE STARTED HIS CAR -- AND IT STARTED ON FIRE!

THIS HAPPENED ON WINKLER AVENUE.

FIRE OFFICIALS CALL IT AN ENGINE FIRE.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-VOWIPE


COMMISSIONERS ARE HOLDING OFF ON ENFORCING AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD REQUIRE LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND RESIDENTS TO HOOK UP TO A LOCAL WATER UTILITY PIPELINE.

THE ISLAND MAY BE EXEMPT FROM THE ORDER BECAUSE IT'S A BARRIER ISLAND AND TECHNICALLY NOT IN AN URBAN SERVICE AREA.

THE HOOKUP FEE TO THE LITTLE GASPARILLA ISLAND UTILITY WATER PIPELINE IS 45-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

ON TOP OF THAT - NEW CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE TO PAY 120 DOLLARS A MONTH.

RESIDENTS SAY THOSE FEES ARE UNECESSARY FOR OWNERS WITH ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS. Return to index of stories...


LITTLE GASPARILLA SEWER-SOTVO


"This whole thing is just ridiculous, I mean it's like we get free sunshine. And it's like Floirda Power coming in and saying ok well you need to connect to us or you're not going to have light during the day. I mean we already have our resource we don't need to buy or pay for anything that we don't need."

LITTLE GASPARILLA UTILITIES SERVES 360 CUSTOMERS.

RESDIENTS SAY WITHOUT THE MANDATE THEY WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN THEIR BILLS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-VO-WIPE


NEW SINCE 5 --

IT MAY BECOME ONE OF THE COSTLIEST COMMISSION SEATS IN LEE COUNTY HISTORY.

GET THIS --

CANDIDATES HAVE SPENT MORE THAN HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS COMBINED -- FIGHTING FOR JUST ONE SEAT.

THEY'RE USING T-V, RADIO, NEWSPAPER AND BILLBOARDS TO REACH VOTERS.

THEY WANT TO GET THEIR NAMES OUT THERE BEFORE THE AUGUST PRIMARY.

ALL ARE VYING FOR TAMMY HALL'S OLD COMMISSION SEAT. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO. COMMISSION AD MONEY-SOT-VO


brian Hamman / 25:00 I look at the money being spent and it actually surprises me too. 25:03

andy Coy / 23:32:12 The voters of Lee county are not going to say whoever has raised the most money that's who I'm voting for. 23:32:17

sawyer Smith / 45:51 it takes money to run campaigns. 45:53

ALL THREE CANDIDATES SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP THEIR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS.

THAT INCLUDES KNOCKING ON DOORS AND MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES. Return to index of stories...


KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-BNC-CG-VO


NEW AT SIX --

LEE COUNTY HAS ZEROED IN ON FOUR TYPES OF BUSINESSES THEY WANT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AND THEY ARE --

COMPANIES IN THE MEDICAL FIELD --

AVIATION --

DISTRIBUTION --

AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES.

THEY THINK THOSE FOUR CAN GROW THE ECONOMY BEST.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK AND MINNESOTA.

THE HOPE IS TO BRING THEM TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


KEY GROWTH INDUSTRIES-SOTVO


Depending on what they bring, if it is something we can do business with directly because we are going to purchase- all the better to have it in your back yard then shipped from across the country.

I see Fort Myers as it grows and as Lee County grows as an opportunity to create distribution here that goes out into the area.

RIGHT NOW --

TWO COMPANIES ARE LOOKING TO RELOCATE OR EXPAND IN LEE COUNTY.

WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE --

BUT THAT SECRET IS WELL KEPT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE WOMAN FIGHTS OFF ATTACKER-SS-OC


NEW TONIGHT SAT 6 -- A WOMAN IS ATTACKED BY TWO MEN WEARING SKI MASKS OUTSIDE HER CAPE CORAL APARTMENT.

POLICE TELL US IT HAPPENED ALONG THE 41 HUNDRED BLOCK OF SKYLINE BOULEVARD LAST NIGHT.

THE VICTIM SAYS SHE WAS GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF HER CAR WHEN SHE WAS PINNED AGAINST THE CAR BY MEN DEMANDING MONEY.

SOMEHOW THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO FIGHT THEM OFF.

POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TRACKING DOWN THE MEN. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS PRINCIPAL FOLO-VOWIPE


NEW AT 6 -- CROSS-CHECKING FOR A CASE OF BULLYING.

THAT'S WHAT ONE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER WANTS TO DO -- IT'S A CHECK ON ADMINISTRATION THIS TIME.

TRACY PERKINS STEPPED DOWN FROM HER POSITION LAST WEEK AS PRINICPAL AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

HER FINAL DAY AT THE SCHOOL WAS THURSDAY.

BUT HER RESIGNATION LETTER LEFT PEOPLE ASKING LOTS OF QUESTIONS -- INCLUDING ONE MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS PRINCIPAL FOLO-SOTVO


SOT:10

MARY FISCHER, LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

4933 The letter indicated there might have been some workplace bullying. And as an advocate for no bullying, I'm asking questions on my own. 4943

PERKINS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONS BULLYING IN HER LETTER IN RESPONSE TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION FROM THE DISTRICT.

THE DISTRICT IS STILL NOT COMMENTING ON THE ISSUE.

FISCHER IS SET TO MEET WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR SALE-TRX-SOTVO


"Imagine seeing your neighborhood from a whole new perspective several hundred feet up. You may call them drones but paradise hobby simply calls them fun."

YOURE LISTENING TO A RADIO ADVERTISEMENT FOR DRONES.

ITS THE HOTTEST COMMODITY AT PARADISE HOBBIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

ONE OF THREE STORES IN FORT MYERS WE FOUND SELLING DRONES.

FOR JUST A HUNDRED BUCKS, YOU COULD OWN ONE.

AND MANY ARE NOW WORRIED ABOUT THEIR PRIVACY.

COULD THEY FLY OVER YOUR HOUSE AND SPY ON YOU.

ABC7 ASKED AN ATTORNEY. Return to index of stories...


DRONES FOR SALE-SOTVO


Benjamin Russell, Lawyer

"If you had somebody who was flying a drone in your airspace that you own, then that would be illegal as a trespass."

IN SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS LIKE FLORIDA --

YOU OWN UP TO 500 FEET OF AIRSPACE OVER YOUR BACKYARD.

IF YOU SEE A DRONE OVERHEAD, THE OPERATOR COULD BE TRESPASSING. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


TEASE ONE


CHILDREN AND CANCER--

A LARGER NUMBER IS BEATING THE ODDS--

BUT THERE'S A NEW CONCERN TONIGHT FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO DO--

THAT'S IN OUR HEALTHY LIVING REPORT--

AND--

:32:19 this is actually a piece of my brain.

BRAIN SURGERY BREAKTHROUGH!

HOW SOUTWHEST FLORIDA DOCTORS ARE PULLING OFF BRAIN SURGERY IN A NON-INVASIVE WAY.

ABC 7 TAKES YOU IN THE OPERATING ROOM.

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


TZ1 A GIRLS WITH CANCER-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B BRAIN SURGERY-SOTVOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Tracking Another Hot & Stormy Day

Another round of showers and storms will be likely later this afternoon. Sunshine will prevail for large portion of the day but once the sea breeze gets going in the afternoon, clouds will thicken up.

Showers start inland and work their way, very slowly, westward towards the coastline by early evening. Some heavy rains will be possible with any given storm.

Temperatures today will be hot yet again. Low 90s will be the theme for Tuesday in most areas. Heat Indices today will reach into the upper 90s.

Lows tonight drop down to near normal in the mid 70s.

Tropical Update

Tropical Depression Two was last located about 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Forecast suggest this will weaken in coming days and drop to a remnant low by Thursday. Return to index of stories...


YOUNG GIRLS WITH CANCER-TCMON


FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER --

TREATMENT CAN BE A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.

IT CAN KEEP THEM ALIVE --

BUT STEAL AWAY SO MANY OF LIFE'S JOYS IN THE PROCESS, LIKE BEING ABLE TO HAVE CHIDLREN.

NOW SOME DOCTORS ARE CALLING FOR CHANGES.

HERE'S ABC'S TAHMAN BRADLEY. Return to index of stories...


YOUNG GIRLS WITH CANCER-PKG


SCRIPT:

KIDS ARE BEATING CANCER. THESE DAYS, IN FACT, NEARLY 4 OUT OF 5 KIDS WITH

CANCER CROSS THAT IMPORTANT 5-YEAR SURVIVAL MARK.

BUT what's Happening YEARS AFTER TREATMENT is, for the first time, an issue

-- one THAT DOCTORS ARE NOW SAYING DESERVES ATTENTION. AND TODAY, THE NATION

'S TOP OBGYN ORGANIZATION. RECOMMENDING THAT MORE BE DONE TO protect

THESE KIDS when they GROW UP AND WANT CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN.

IT'S AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. When the focus is on saving a child's life, the

want to destroy every cancer cell. But MANY COMMON CANCER TREATMENTS -

CHEMOTHERAPY, RADIATION, AND SURGERY - CAN also destroy GIRLS' LONG TERM

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. DECREASING FERTILITY. ALTERING THE ONSET OF PUBERTY

. EVEN INCREASING THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER.

THE TRADEOFFS. OFTEN NECESSARY. BUT THESE DOCTORS SAY THAT FOR THESE GIRLS

AND YOUNG WOMEN WITH CANCER. consulting with a GYNECOLOGIST TO DISCUSS

THEIR REPRODUCTIVE FUTURE BEFORE OR DURING TREATMENT IS A necessary -- and

optimistic -- visit. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN SURGERY-VOWIPE


DOCTORS AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HAVE A NEW WAY TO PERFORM BRAIN SURGERY.

IT AVOIDS OPEN-BRAIN SURGERY AND MANY OF THE COMPLICATIONS INVOLVED.

THE STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT ALLOWS DOCTORS THE ABILITY TO PERFORM THE BI-PLANE METHOD.

THE HOSPITAL BUILT THIS BI-PLANE SUITE LAST MONTH.

SINCE THEN - SURGEONS HAVE TREATED 20 STROKE OR POTENTIAL STROKE PATIENTS.

BEFORE THIS -- SURGEONS HAD TO CUT OPEN THE SKULL TO OPERATE.

WITH BI-PLANE THEY USE A CATHETER THE SIZE OF SPAGHETTI -- TO NAVIGATE THROUGH BLOOD VESSELS AND GET TO THE BRAIN. Return to index of stories...


BRAIN SURGERY-SOTVO


Nasser Razack, Neurologist - "Time is brain. We say that all the time, so the faster we can use these retrieval devices to pull out the clot the better the patient does."

DOCTORS SAY THIS PROCEDURE SPEEDS UP RECOVERY TIME.

IN OPEN-BRAIN SURGERY IT CAN TAKES MONTHS FOR STROKE PATIENTS TO RECOVER - WITH BI-PLANE THAT'S JUST DAYS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


DID HEISMAN TROPHY WINNNER JAMEIS WINSTON GET OFF EASY-- FOR HIS SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT-- HIS HEAD COACH-- SAYS NO-- HEAR FROM JIMBO FISHER

PLUS -- REUNITED -- MIKE TYSON AND EVANDER HOLYFIELD TOGETHER AGAIN-- 17 YEARS AFTER THEIR EAR-BITING FIASCO--- 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) FMB LIGHTNING STRIKE-VOTOPS-WIPE


TRAGEDY ON FORT MYERS BEACH--

THREE PEOPLE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING--

ONE KILLED INSTANTLY--

AT 7--

A LIVE REPORT FROM THE BEACH ABOUT HOW PEOPLE RUSHED TO SAVE THE VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) NFM INJURED CAT-SS-TOPS


RUN OVER AND LEFT FOR DEAD--

SHOT--

AND STONED!!

NEW AT 7--

THIS CAT'S MIRACULOUS STORY OF SURVIVAL--

AND HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH HER RECOVERY.

THAT'S IN 30 MINUTES AFTER WORLD NEWS. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-POPMON


CHRIS SALE. CY YOUNG AWARD. THAT HAS A NICE RING TO IT. SALE AGREES. BUT SAYS. EVERYONE PUMP YOUR BREAKS. THERE'S STILL A LOT OF BASEBALL TO BE PLAYED. 62 GAMES TO BE EXACT FOR SALE AND HIS CHICAGO WHITE SOX Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT SALE PICKED UP HIS 9TH WIN OF THE SEASONS---

HE IS NOW-- 9-1 ON THE YEAR----

THE FGCU GREAT---- HAS BEEN STINGY ALL SEASON - HE HAS THE SECOND BEST EARNED RUN AVERAGE IN THE LEAGUE---- TO GO ALONG WITH 110 STRIKEOUTS-----

HE CERTAINLY HAS THE CREDENTIALS--- TO WIN A CY YOUNG AWARD-- GOING TO THE TOP PITCHER IN BASEBALL-- BUT SALE IS NOT WORRIED ABOUT AWARDS Return to index of stories...


CHRIS SALE-SOTTOPS


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BUXTON-VOTOPS


THE TWINS TOP PROSPECT-- BRYON BUXTON HAS BEEN NAMED THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK----

THE MIRACLE OUTFIELDER--- BATTED 500 LAST WEEK INCLUDING 2 HOME RUNS---

BUXTON AND THE MIRACLE BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT AT HAMMOND STADIUM--- AGAINST BREVARD COUNTY Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON


THEY ARE CALLED THE BIG UGLIES. THE ROAD GRATERS. THE HOGS. NOT EXACTLY KIND WORDS. BUT KIND WORDS ARE WASTED ON OFFENSIVE LINEMAN. IN FACT THE ONLY THING PRETTY ABOUT THE DOLPHINS OFFENSIVE LINE LAST YEAR. IS THAT THEY WERE PRETTY BAD. GIVING UP A LEAGUE WORST 58 SACKS---- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


THE DOLPHINS DID A LOT TO ADDRESS THAT PROBLEM IN THE OFFSEASON---

DRAFTING--- JA-WAUN JAMES IN THE FIRST ROUND---- AND SIGING TOP OFFENSIVE TACKLE BRANDON ALBERT FROM KANSAS CITY--

THE DOLPHINS OPEN TRAINING CAMP ON FRIDAY--- AND ALBERT SAYS---- OVER TIME-- THE LINE WILL BE JUST FINE Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


JIMBO FISHER-VOTOPS


LAST APRIL -- HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JAMEIS WINSTON WAS CITED FOR SHOPLIFTING SEAFOOD---

--- HIS PUNISHMENT--- INCLUDED A SUSPENSION FROM THE FLORIDA STATE BASEBALL TEAM-- AND 20 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE---

--- BUT NOTHING --- THAT WE KNOW OF FROM FSU FOOTBALL TEAM--- ON MONDAY-- HEAD COACH JIMBO FISHER--- ADDRESSED THE MEDIA -- IN REGARDS TO WINSTON PUNISHMENT-- WHICH WAS CONSIDERED LENIENT-- BY MANY--- Return to index of stories...


JIMBO FISHER-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


FIRST TEE-VOTOPS


A COUPLE LOCAL GOLFERS ARE OFF TO SAN DIEGO THIS WEEK FOR THE FIRST TEE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY---

KELLY NEWBROUGH OF BARRON COLLIER AND MORGAN NAVARRO OF GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL WERE SELECTED TO ATTEND---

--- SOME 90 GOLFERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WERE CHOSEN-- TO NOT ONLY HONE THEIR GOLF SKILLS BUT TO LEARN HOW TO BE COME LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY Return to index of stories...


FIRST TEE-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS


LET'S RIDE SOME BIKES---

16TH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE -- IS ALSO THE LONGEST STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE---

---- MICHAEL ROGERS OF AUSTRALIA -- WINS THE STAGE---

VINCENZO NIBALI RETAINS THE YELLOW JERSEY---- Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


HOW ABOUT THIS FOR IRONY----

FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION EVANDER HOLYFIELD WILL BE INDUCTED INTO THE BOXING HALL OF FAME AUGUST 9TH----

MIKE TYSON-- THE GUY HOW BIT OFF HOLYFIELD'S EAR BACK IN 1997--- WILL PRESENT HOLYFIELD WITH HIS HALL OF FAME AWARD--- Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


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