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DIRECTORS PAGE TAIWAN CRASH-VOTOPS
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS ALGERIE CRASH-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP 3 PLANE CRASHES IN ONE WEEK-PKG
PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-TC MON VO 3 PLANE CRASHES IN ONE WEEK-ONCAM
PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-PKG MAKE UP FREE FOR A YEAR-SS
PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-ONCAM CREEPY PORCELAIN DOLLS-SS(2)
LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC MISTAKEN AMPUTATION-TC MON
LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO NEW PAINKILLER-TC-VO-TC
AMY YOUNG RELEASED-SS(2) $20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-VO-WIPE
CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-SS-VO $20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-SOTVO
FIRE WATCH OPEN-CLIP FL WORST MAIL DELIVERIES-2SH-VO
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO JENNY MCCARTHY'S SON-SSTOPS
PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-SS-VO TEASE TWO-POP
DAUGHTER HIDES HEROIN-BNC-VO-WIPE TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
DAUGHTER HIDES HEROIN-SOTVO-BNC NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
FACEBOOK CAT-EANIBOX-FLY SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
FACEBOOK CAT-SOTVO DOLPHINS ARRIVALS-VOTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TB BUCS-POPMON
PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VOTOPS TB BUCS-VOTOPS
GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-VO-BNR TB BUCS-SOTTOPS
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-VO RAY RICE-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP SWFL SOCCER-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ SWFL SOCCER-SOTTOPS
TZ1A PLANE CRASHES-VOTOPS BRAVES MARLINS-VOTOPS
TZ1B MAKE UP FOR A YEAR -SS RED SOX JAYS-POPMON
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-PWC KNOBLAUCH-VOTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL RBC OPEN-POPMON
TZ EXTRA------------ RBC OPEN-VOTOPS
A) PLANE CRASHES-VOTOPS SR BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
B) CREEPY PORCLEAIN DOLLS-SS FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP TOSS TO BREAK-POP
3 PLANE CRASHES IN ONE WEEK-VOTOPS JENNY MCCARTHY'S SON-SS
TRIPLE CRASH-BNC-TANIBOX CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
UKRAINE CRASH-VOTOPS  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


40:52 "It's really sad"

ROBBED.

BITTEN.

AND FLOORED!

NOW AT 11 --

THE ATTACK AT A CAPE PUBLIX.

AND WE JUST UNCOVERED WHY THIS WAS A GOOD DEED --

GONE BAD.

PLUS --

HE WON'T WIN FATHER OF THE YEAR!

HOW DEPUTIES SAY A FORT MYERS DAD --

DRAGGED HIS DAUGHTER INTO HIS DRUG BUST.

AND SHE'S LEAVING HER FACE NAKED FOR A YEAR!

WHY THIS WOMAN'S GOING MAKE-UP FREE --

AND HER SURPRISING REALIZIATION *HALFWAY THRU!*

THAT AND MUCH MORE --

RIGHT NOW AT 11 ON 7! Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-TC MON VO


TONIGHT AT 11 --

A WARNING FOR WOMEN AND IT'S CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A CAPE CORAL WOMAN THOUGHT SHE WAS HELPING SOMEONE IN NEED.

INSTEAD SHE WAS A TARGET.

HER PURSE MADE HER A VICTIM INSIDE OF A BUSY PUBLIX ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

TONIGHT - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR WALLET TO STRANGERS. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-PKG


40:52-53

It's really sad

--

SAD AND CRSTAL CLEAR IN HINDSIGHT.

THE YOUNG WOMAN IN THE BLACK TANK TOP ISN'T INNOCENT.

YOU CAN SEE HER TELLS.

FIDGETING.

STANDING TOO CLOSE TO ANOTHER WOMAN.

THEN -

MAKING HER MOVE.

--

38:54-56

Yeah it's scary. It's scary anywhere

--

SCARY BECAUSE THE VICTIM LET DOWN HER GUARD.

IT STARTED IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE CAPE CORAL PUBLIX.

THE YOUNGER WOMAN CAME UP AND ASKED FOR CASH.

SHE WAS THIRSTY.

THE VICTIM REFUSED TO GIVE HER MONEY - BUT OFFERED TO BUY HER A DRINK.

BACK INSIDE THE PUBLIX -- SHE LET DOWN HER GUARD.

THE GIRL POUNCHED.

GRABBED THE PURSE, DRAGGED HER TO THE GROUND AND RAN.

--

Carol Cross

37:35-36

Did anybody help her?

--

THEY DID.

A WITNESS OUTSIDE HEARD THE CHAOS AND SNAPPED THIS PICTURE.

IT SHOWS THE PURSE SNATCHER HOPPING INTO AN S-U-V AND GETTING AWAY.

A REMINDER THAT NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED. Return to index of stories...


PUBLIX PURSE SNATCHER-ONCAM


THE WOMAN ALSO FOUGHT BACK AND BIT HER ATTACKER.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE PEOPLE IN THE VIDEO OR THE CAR IN THAT PICTURE.

CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE OR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC


YOU COULD HEAR PANIC AND FEAR --

IN A TEEN'S GIRL VOICE --

AS SHE CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER GETTING STRIKE BY LIGHTNING.

i'm on fort myers beach. We just got struck by lightning,

I need an ambulance

Stay on the line I will connect you

Im just really scared right now

CHELSEA GILL -- THE 16-YEAR-OLD WHO MADE THAT CALL --- SURVIVED THE LIGHTNING STRIKE.

HER BOYFRIEND -- ZAC LATAWEIC -- IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.

AND A FAMILY FRIEND -- SCOTT WILCOX -- DIED.

TONIGHT --

ABC7 ALSO REACHED OUT TO WILCOX' NEPHEW.

HE BELIEVES WILCOX WAS TRYING TO GET THE TEENS OFF THE BEACH WHEN THE STRIKE HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO


honestly we just want people to know that scott was a great guy you know in our eyes he was a hero. i mean he died and everything but he's a hero no matter how you put it

TONIGHT ABC7 HAS CONFIRMED A RESTAURANT IS TAKING DONATIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ZACHARY LATAWIEC.

WEBSTERS' GRILL -- OFF CYPRESS LAKE -- PUT OUT A JAR FOR HIM.

SO FAR -- THEY'VE RAISED MORE THAN 800 DOLLARS.

THEY EVEN ACCEPT DONATIONS VIA CREDIT CARD.

ZACHARY'S MOM WORKS AS A SERVER AT WEBSTERS GRILL. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG RELEASED-SS(2)


TONIGHT -- THE NAPLES OFFICER -- SHOT IN A DOMESTIC DISPUTE -- HAS LEFT THE HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS JUST RELEASED SERGEANT AMY YOUNG.

SHE WAS SHOT DURING A DISPUTE WITH HER BOYFRIEND IN ESTERO --

EARLIER THIS MONTH.

IT'S STILL UNCLEAR WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

BUT HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS "DAVID" MONROIG WAS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


CRANE KNOCKS OUT POWER-SS-VO


ALL POWER IS RESTORED IN PORT CHARLOTTE AFTER A CRANE COLLAPSE THIS AFTERNOON.

IT HAPPENED ALONG US 41 AND HARBOR BOULEVARD.

NO ONE WAS HURT --

BUT IT CAUSED QUITE A MESS IN THAT AREA FOR HOURS.

TRAFFIC LANES WERE SHUT DOWN FOR SOME TIME ---

AND BUSINESSES WERE LEFT IN THE DARK.

TONIGHT -- CREWS ARE STILL WORKING TO GET EVERYTHING BACK IN WORKING ORDER. Return to index of stories...


FIRE WATCH OPEN-CLIP


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PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS


CREWS ARE ON FIREWATCH TONIGHT ON PINE ISLAND.

THEY'RE MONITORING A BRUSH FIRE --

THAT SPARKED TODAY NEAR PINE ISLAND ROAD AND MONACO LAKE DRIVE.

IT BURNED ALMOST 100 ACRES --

AND THREATENED HOUSES.

THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE TELLS ABC7 THE CONDITIONS AND LOCATION WERE WORKING AGAINST THEM. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO


:12

"It grew pretty quickly. We're dealing with a lot of wind out here

being we're out on an island. Really dry and you're going to deal with

on average probably a little bit more wind than you would inland."

THE FIRE'S CONTAINED NOW.

BUT FIREFIGHTERS WILL MONITOR IT TONIGHT --

THEN THE STRIKE TEAM WILL CHECK IT OUT TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


PEPPER SPRAY AT TOYS R US-SS-VO


A FORT MYERS TOY STORE WILL RE-OPEN TOMORROW --

AFTER A POSSIBLE PROBLEM WITH PEPPER SPRAY TODAY.

THE TOYS R US IN THE PAGE FIELD PLAZA CLOSED THIS AFTERNOON.

CUSTOMERS COULD SMELL THE PEPPER SPRAY.

SOME WERE GAGGING.

EMERGENCY CREWS CLEARED EVERYONE OUT --

SO THE STORE COULD AIR OUT.

ONE PERSON WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

WE DON'T KNOW WHY SOMEONE SHOT OFF THE PEPPER SPRAY. Return to index of stories...


DAUGHTER HIDES HEROIN-BNC-VO-WIPE


A FORT MYERS FATHER IS IN JAIL AFTER POLICE SAY HE TRIED TO HIDE HEROIN --

IN HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER'S PANTS.

CAPE CORAL POLICE PULLED THIS MAN OVER WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THEY SAY MARCUS DALE TRIED TO HIDE 14 BAGS OF HEROIN IN HIS DAUGHTER'S FRONT POCKET.

ABC7 SPOKE TO PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR DALE'S HOME ON ELMWOOD STREET.

MOST SAY THEY'VE SUSPECTED DRUGS WERE BEING PUSHED AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

BUT NOT WITH CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


DAUGHTER HIDES HEROIN-SOTVO-BNC


Sherry Neal / Neighbor

20:36:12 "An innocent child has nothing to do with what you doing. If you're doing something wrong, you should be the one to admit to it and not put it on an innocent child." 20:36:18

Carolyn Sirico / Neighbor

20:38:15 "I feel for the neighborhood, the whole neighborhood." 20:38:18

ABC-7 SPOKE WITH THE GIRL'S GOD-MOTHER.

SHE SAYS THE CHILD IS NOW STAYING WITH HER.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TELLS US THEY HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH THE FATHER BEFORE --

AND HAVE OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CAT-EANIBOX-FLY


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE TEAMING UP WITH ANIMAL CONTROL --

DEALING WITH A FACEBOOK POST.

HAVE YOU SEEN IT?

IT SHOWS THOMAS MCGUINNESS OF PORT CHARLOTTE --

POINTING A HANDGUN AT A CAT.

LATER HE POSTS "DON'T KNOW WHY EVERYBODY SO MAD ABOUT A CAT, WE ONLY SHOT IT TWICE."

MANY PEOPLE ARE HOPING IT WAS SOME SORT OF SICK JOKE. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK CAT-SOTVO


01:00:18 "We know that it garners a closer look. We're not saying that he did anything wrong, we're just saying that it was stated that he might have done something wrong." 01:00:26

THE PICTURE HAS SINCE BEEN YANKED OFF FACEBOOK.

THERE WERE ALSO PICTURES OF HIM POINTING A GUN AT A DOG.

BUT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS ARE TREATING IT AS A POSSIBLE CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND MCGUINNESS YET.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION --

CALL CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VOTOPS


NEW AT 11 --

A DOCTOR -- ARMED WITH HIS OWN GUN --

DEFENDED HIMSELF AGAINST A PATIENT TODAY.

AT MERCY WELLNESS CENTER NEAR PHILADELPHIA --

AUTHORITIES SAY A PATIENT WITH PSYCHIATRIC ISSUES OPENED FIRE IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE.

ONE WOMAN -- A CASEWORKER -- WAS KILLED.

THE DOCTOR WAS JUST GRAZED BY A BULLET.

BUT HE GOT HIS OWN GUN AND FIRED BACK, HITTING THE SUPSECT THREE TIMES.

THEN OTHER WORKS WRESTLED THE SUSPECT TO THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEERS-VO-BNR


TONIGHT, THERE'S A DIRE NEED FOR CHILD ADVOCATES IN LEE COUNTY COURTS.

WHEN A CHILD IS REMOVED FROM THEIR PARENTS -- THEY ARE ASSIGNED A GUARDIAN AD LITEM.

RIGHT NOW -- NEARLY HALF OF THE CHILDREN IN THE SYSTEM DON'T HAVE A VOICE IN THE COURTROOM.

GUARDIANS HELP DECIDE WHAT'S BEST FOR THE CHILD.

GUARDIAN AD LITEMS ARE VOLUNTEERS--

YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE 30 HOURS OF TRAINING BEFORE BEING ASSIGNED CASES.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE --

ABC-7.COM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-VO


COUPLES IN CAPE CORAL MAY SOON BE ABLE TO HAVE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS RECOGNIZED BY THE CITY.

CITY LEADERS ARE GOING TO DISCUSS THAT NEXT MONDAY.

HERE'S WHAT IT WOULD MEAN.

IF THEY DECIDE TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS --

UNMARRIED COUPLES WOULD BE GRANTED CERTAIN RIGHT'S WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR PARTNER.

THINGS LIKE HOSPITAL VISITS, HEALTH CARE DECISIONS, AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.

THIS WOULD APPLY TO TRADITIONAL AND SAME-SEX COUPLES. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


THREE CRASHES --

ONE WEEK.

AFTER DEVASTATION IN THE SKY --

ABC7 FINDS OUT *WHICH* AIRLINES ARE *THE* SAFEST FOR YOU TO FLY --

AND WHICH PART OF THE FLIGHT IS MOST DANGEROUS.

PLUS --

BRAVELY BARING IT ALL!

WHY SHE'S GOING A YEAR *WITHOUT* MAKE-UP --

AND HER SURPRISING REALIZATION HALFWAY THROUGH THE EXECISE!

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


TZ1A PLANE CRASHES-VOTOPS


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TZ1B MAKE UP FOR A YEAR -SS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


JP WEATHERATE OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


After some morning activity, scattered showers and storms developed mainly in inland areas Thursday afternoon, with highs holding in the low 90s. The showers will diminish this evening, with some isolated activity possible in the Urban Corridor, as temps hold in the 70s. We'll see quiet conditions overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

More dry air works into the region Friday, again keeping the storms widely scattered. Just like Thursday some morning activity may come ashore in coastal areas, but most of the morning will be dry. Scattered showers and storms will develop as we move into the afternoon, with highs in the low 90s.

The weekend is still looking fairly dry, with just a few widely scattered PM storms possible. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low 90s.

We will be watching more dry air work into the area, which will likely reduce rain chances for next week. Temps are expected to be on the hot side, with highs in the mid 90s possible.

TROPICAL UPDATE

With Tropical Depression Two history, things are still fairly quiet in the Gulf, Caribbean Sea and the open waters of the Atlantic. We are beginning to see stronger tropical waves developing in western Africa, but those are at least a week away from becoming an issue.

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


TZ EXTRA------------


SHOULD YOU STOP FLYING?

AFTER THREE TRAGEDIES IN THE SKY --

WE CRUNCH THE NUMBERS.

THE TRUTH ABOUT JETS --

AND *THE* SAFEST AIRLINES YOU CAN FLY.

PLUS --

THESE PORCLEAIN DOLLS -- THAT KEEP SHOWING UP ON DOORSTEPS -- ARE SO CREEPY, IT MIGHT MAKE YOU SHIVER!

FIND OUT WHY IN JUST 30 SECONDS --

AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) PLANE CRASHES-VOTOPS


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B) CREEPY PORCLEAIN DOLLS-SS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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3 PLANE CRASHES IN ONE WEEK-VOTOPS


A FLIGHT TAKING OFF FROM R-S-W --

AND HEADING TO CHICAGO --

CIRCLED BACK TO FORT MYERS TODAY AFTER FEARS OF A HYDRAULIC PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


TRIPLE CRASH-BNC-TANIBOX


AND PEOPLE ON-BOARD ALMOST CERTAINLY STARTED THINKING ABOUT ALL THE PLANE CRASHES WE'VE SEEN RECENTLY.

THE PLANE SHOT DOWN OVER UKRAINE -- KILLING ALMOST 300.

THE JET THAT CRASHED IN TAIWAN -- 48 DEAD.

AND THE AIR ALGERIE FLIGHT THAT WENT DOWN IN MALI -- MORE THAN 100 PRESUMED DEAD.

BUT --

AS SCARY, DEVASTATING AND TRAGIC AS THINGS HAVE BEEN RECENTLY --

THE NUMBERS STILL SHOW --

FLYING IS BY FAR YOUR SAFEEST BET.

HERE'S YOUR ABC7 EXTRA. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE CRASH-VOTOPS


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TAIWAN CRASH-VOTOPS


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ALGERIE CRASH-VOTOPS


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3 PLANE CRASHES IN ONE WEEK-PKG


FIRST --

THE RISK.

THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CALCULATES THE ODDS AN AVERAGE AMERICAN WOULD BE KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH --

AT ONE IN 11 MILLION.

THERE'S A ONE IN FIVE-THOUSAND CHANCE YOU'LL DIE IN A CRASH.

ALSO --

YOU SHOULDN'T STOP FLYING AN AIRLINE IF THEY CRASH.

THE "FIVE THIRTY EIGHT" BLOG POURED OVER 30 YEARS OF FLIGHT RECORDS.

THEY SAY THE RISK OF FLYING AN AIRLINE *AFTER* THEY CRASH --

DOESN'T GO UP.

IN FACT --

THE BEST FACTOR THEY FOUND TO PREDICT WHICH AIRLINES WOULD CRASH --

A COUNTRY'S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.

MORE DEVELOPED NATIONS SUFFER FEWER CRASHES.

AND FLY SOUTHWEST AIRLINES IF YOU WANT TO PLAY IT SUPER SAFE.

FIVE-THIRTY-EIGHT SAYS SOUTHWEST, CATHAY PACIFIC AND LUFTHANSA HAVE THE FEWEST FATATIES PER KILOMETER. Return to index of stories...


3 PLANE CRASHES IN ONE WEEK-ONCAM


AND RELAX IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLIGHT.

RESEARCH SHOWS FOUR IN EVERY FIVE PLANE CRASHES --

HAPPEN IN THE FIRST THREE MINUTES OR LAST EIGHT MINUTES OF A FLIGHT.

YOU'RE SAFE IN THE MIDDLE. Return to index of stories...


MAKE UP FREE FOR A YEAR-SS


NEW AT 11 --

A 20 YEAR OLD COLLEGE STUDENT IS SPENDING THIS YEAR -- MAKE-UP FREE.

ANNIE GARAU HASN'T WORN MAKE-UP SINCE JANUARY.

SHE SAYS SHE'S DOING IT BECAUSE SHE SPENT TOO MUCH TIME WORRYING ABOUT HER APPEARANCE.

SHE'S ABOUT 200 DAYS INTO THE PROJECT.

SHE ADMITS SOME PEOPLE TREAT HER DIFFERENTLY --

BUT SHE'S NOTICED HER LOOKS ARE JUST A SMALL PART OF WHO SHE IS.

GARAU IS UNSURE WHETHER SHE'LL CONTINUE THE PROJECT AFTER THE YEAR IS UP. Return to index of stories...


CREEPY PORCELAIN DOLLS-SS(2)


NOW TO A CREEPY INVESTIGATION IN CALIFORNIA.

PORCELAIN DOLLS ARE SHOWING UP ON DOORSTEPS.

THEY'RE ALL AT HOMES WITH LITTLE GIRLS -- AROUND AGE 10.

BUT HERE'S THE THING --

ALL THE DOLLS HAVE A STRIKING RESEMBLENCE TO THE LITTLE GIRLS THAT LIVE IN THE HOMES.

POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING --

BUT HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT WHERE THE DOLLS ARE COMING FROM. Return to index of stories...


MISTAKEN AMPUTATION-TC MON


AN ALABAMA MAN SAYS HE WENT TO THE DOCTOR FOR A CIRCUMCISION --

BUT WOKE UP WITHOUT A PENIS.

TONIGHT --

HE'S SUING THE HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.

HE SAYS THE MISTAKEN AMPUTATION HAS CAUSED HIM EXTREME PAIN --

AND HIS WIFE IS ALSO SUFFERING.

IN A STATEMENT, THE HOSPITAL SAYS THE CLAIM "LACKS MERIT" --

WHICH IS A FAIRLY STRANGE DENIAL IN THIS CASE.

SINCE THEY DIDN'T SAY, NO, WE DIDN'T DO THAT. Return to index of stories...


NEW PAINKILLER-TC-VO-TC


ALSO NEW TONIGHT --

THE F-D-A APPROVED A NEW PAINKILLER THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE HARDER TO ABUSE.

THE DRUG COMBINES OXYCOTIN WITH NALOXONE.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

IF YOU TRY TO CRUSH IT, SNORT IT, OR INJECT IT --

YOU WON'T GET A HIGH.

NALOXONE WOULD BLOCK THE EUPHORIC EFFECT.

BUT IF THE PILL IS SWALLOWED WHOLE --

THE USER STILL GETS THE EFFECT.

EXPERTS STILL SAY DOCTORS SHOULD ONLY GIVE THE DRUG TO PATIENTS IN SEVERE PAIN -- WHEN ALTERNATIVES HAVEN'T WORKED.

REMEMBER, FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE WORST STATES IN THE COUNTRY FOR PRESCRIPTION PILL ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


$20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-VO-WIPE


A NEW JERSEY WOMAN IS MAKING HER 20-MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY JACKPOT A FAMILY AFFAIR.

SHE'S SHARING THE WINNINGS WITH 16 SIBLINGS AND THREE CHILDREN OF HER LATE BROTHER.

THE 20-MILLION COMES FROM A PICK-SIX DRAWING LAST MONTH.

THE FAMILY SAYS BEFORE THE NEWFOUND WEALTH --

THEY HAD MANY CHALLENGES. Return to index of stories...


$20 MILLION DOLLARS: 19 WAYS-SOTVO


"It's just amazing to us that here it is. We have three or four family members that lost their homes in Sandy. We have a family member who lost his life. He's a dedicated state worker and father. And it couldn't have come at a better time."

JACKPOT WINNER -- SIGRID ENDRESON -- SAYS SHE BOUGHT THE LOTTERY TICKET AS PART OF A TRADITION STARTED BY HER MOTHER.

THE MONEY FOR THE TICKET CAME FROM LEFTOVER FUNDS TO PAY FOR HER MOTHER'S FUNERAL. Return to index of stories...


FL WORST MAIL DELIVERIES-2SH-VO


DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE ALWAYS WAITING FOR THE MAILMAN TO FINALLY GET TO YOUR HOUSE?

SOUTH FLORIDA RESIDENTS HAVE SOME OF THE WORST SERVICE IN THE NATION.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT FROM THE U-S POSTAL SERVICE.

70-PERCENT OF MAIL DELIVERED IN SOUTH FLORIDA ISN'T DELIVERED UNTIL *AFTER* FIVE P-M.

THE POSTAL SERVICE BLAMES DELAYS ON COST-CUTTING MEASURES AND FEWER WORKERS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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JENNY MCCARTHY'S SON-SSTOPS


CALLING THE COPS. ON HIS MOM!

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

WHY JENNY MCCARTHY'S SON DIALED 9-1-1 --

WHILE IN THE CAR WITH HIS MOTHER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


DOLPHINS AND BUCCANEERS BOTH ARRIVING AT CAMP TODAY--- HEAR FROM THE BUCS COMING UP---

PLUS---- THINGS GOING FROM BAD TO WORSE FOR THE BOSTON RED SOX Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT


NIGHTLINE TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


DOLPHINS ARRIVALS-VOTOPS


THE MAIMI DOLPHINS ARRIVING TO CAMP---- TODAY-- LET'S BE HONEST --- THE VIDEO---- NOT REAL EXCITING ----

BUT IT MEANS FOOTBALL IS HERE--- AND THAT IS EXCITING---

DOPHINS OPEN CAMP ON FRIDAY---- Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-POPMON


RAHEEM MORRIS WASN'T THE ANSWER---- GREG SCHIANO DIDN'T EXACTLY WORK OUT--- IN FACT IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE THE THE BUCCANNERS HAD A HEAD COACH THAT THEY COULD BELIEVE IN--- IS LOVIE SMITH THAT GUY--- AS THEY SAY--- ONLY TIME WILL TELLL Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-VOTOPS


TODAY THE BUCCANEERS ARRIVED AT CAMP --- COMING OFF A 4-12 SEASON---

FIRST PRACTICE WILL BE FRIDAY--- AND ABC-7 WILL BE LIVE FROM BUCS CAMP TOMORROW----

THIS-- OF COURSE THE FIRST YEAR UNDER HEAD COACH LOVIE SMITH--- WHO SPENT 9 SUCCESSFUL YEARS IN CHICAGO LEADING THE BEARS TO A SUPER BOWL IN 2006--

--- AND LOVIE BELIEVES THE BUCS WILL HAVE A GOOD YEAR-- IF EVERYONE HAS A GOOD YEAR----- Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-SOTTOPS


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RAY RICE-VOTOPS


BALTIMORE RAVENS RUNNING BACK RAY RICE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED THE FIRST TWO GAMES OF THE SEASON--- FOLLOWING HIS OFF-SEASON ARREST FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE---

BACK IN FEBRUARY RICE ALLEGEDLY - STRUCK HIS FIANCEE-- NOW WIFE-- JANAY PALMER-- KNOCKING HER UNCONSCIOUS---

IN ADDITION TO THE TWO GAME SUSPENSION-- RICE HAS BEEN FINED 529 THOUSAND DOLLARS--- Return to index of stories...


SWFL SOCCER-VOTOPS


SWITCHING TO SOCCER AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ADRENILINE----

THE SEMI-PRO TEAM OUT OF NAPLES MADE UP STARS FROM THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL---

ON SATURDAY -- THE ADRENALINE PLAY THE DEFENDING P-D-L CHAMPIONS ----- THE AUSTIN AZTECS IN TEXAS----- IT'S THE OPENING ROUND OF THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Return to index of stories...


SWFL SOCCER-SOTTOPS


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BRAVES MARLINS-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP ATLANTA---

BISHOP VEROT GRAD CHRIS JOHNSON-- STARTING TO HEAT UP--- HITS HIS 8TH HOMER OF THE YEAR----

2-0 BRAVES---

MARLINS HOWEVER COME BACK TO GET THE WIN-- 3-2 Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-POPMON


FROM A YEAR TO REMEMBER ---- TO A YEAR TO FORGET-- THE RED SOX ARE MAKING LAST SEASON'S WORLD SERIES TITLE SEEM LIKE A DISTANT MEMORY---- SOX WOKE UP THIS MORNING IN LAST PLACE--- THEY ALSO WOKE UP IN CANDADA-- TAKING ON THE BLUE JAYS--- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS


RED SOX WON 5 IN A ROW-- NOW TRYING TO AVOID A 3 GAME SLIDE---

3RD INNING JUAN FRANCISCO --- GIVING THIS PITCH A RIDE-- 2-RUN SHOT--- 5-0 JAYS

MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR MARCUS STROMAN WHO TOOK A NO-HITTER INTO THE 7TH---

BLUE JAYS ROLL 8-0---- RED SOX HAVE NOW LOST 3 STRAIGHT--- AND DAVID ORTIZ HAD TO LEAVE THE GAME WITH BACK SPASMS--- Return to index of stories...


KNOBLAUCH-VOTOPS


--- FORMER MINNESOTA TWINS GREAT--- CHUCK KNOBLAUCH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INDUCTED TO THE TWINS HALL OF FAME NEXT MONTH-- BUT THAT CEREMONY HAS BEEN CANCELLED---

THIS AFTER--- KNOBLAUCH--- WAS CHARGED WITH HITTING AND PUSHING HIS EX-WIFE---

KNOBLAUCH WAS A 4-TIME ALLSTAR IN MINNESOTA---- Return to index of stories...


RBC OPEN-POPMON


THE RYDER CUP COMES YOU WAY FROM SCOTLAND AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER--- EUROPE VERSUS THE UNITED STATES---- TIGER WOODS SAYS HE WOULD PUT HIMSELF ON THE TEAM---- BUT HE'S NOT ALONE--- JACK NICKLAUS SAYS TIGER BELONGS ON THE TEAM AS WELL--- BUT NEITHER OF THOSE GUYS MATTER-- IT'S UP TO TOM WATSON-- WHO IS THE TEAM CAPTAIN. Return to index of stories...


RBC OPEN-VOTOPS


NONE OF THOSE GUYS AT THE RBC OPEN IN MONTREAL--- TODAY

BUT GRAEME MCDOWELL IS-- FROM THE FAIRWAY---- HE IS GOING TO TURN THIS INTO AN EAGLE---- ON THE 11TH HOLE----

MCDOWELL IN AT 2 UNDER PAR--- 4 SHOTS OFF THE LEAD---

MICHAEL PUTNAM AND TIM PETROVIC----- LEAD AT 6 UNDER PAR Return to index of stories...


SR BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS


WE ARE ACROSS THE POND FOR THE SENIOR BRITISH OPEN----

WE ARE CERTAINLY FAMILIAR WITH THIS GUY-- BERHNARD LANGER--- A TWO TIME WINNER AT THE ACE GROUP CLASSIC---

HE LEADS THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BY 2 STROKES--- Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


LET'S RIDE SOME BIKES--- AT THE TOUR DE FRANCE

CHECK OUT --- OVERALL LEADER---- VINCENZO NIBALI-- KNOCKS THE PHONE OUT OF THIS WOMAN'S HAND---

WHEN HE WASN'T KNOCKING PHONES-- HE WAS WINNING THE 18TH STAGE-- RETAINING THE YELLOW JERSEY Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

WHY JENNY MCCARTHY TOSSED HER SON'S CELL PHONE OUT THE WINDOW --

WHILE DRIVING! Return to index of stories...


JENNY MCCARTHY'S SON-SS


THE VIEW'S JENNY MCCARTHY'S DOESN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HER SON GETTING INTO TROUBLE --

BUT SHE BETTER WATCH HER OWN BEHAVIOR.

MCCARTHY SAYS HER 12-YEAR-OLD SON EVAN IS A STRICT RULE FOLLOWER.

SO MUCH SO -- THAT WHEN SHE WASN'T FOLLOWING THE RULES, HE CALLED THE POLICE ON HER.

MCCARTHY SAYS SHE WAS TEXTING AND DRIVING WHEN EVAN WAS IN THE CAR.

SO HE GOT ON HIS OWN PHONE AND CALLED THE COPS.

MCCARTHY SAYS SHE QUICKLY GRABBED HIS PHONE AND TOSSED IT OUT THE WINDOW SO THE POLICE WOULDN'T FIND HER. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...