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DIRECTORS PAGE CAT ABUSE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK-SOTVO-WIPE
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP CAT ABUSE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK-SOTVO
SEVERE WEATHER IN VIRGINIA-VOTOPS BNC DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP
SEVERE WEATHER IN VIRGINIA-PKG TOYS R US EVAC-SSTOPS-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP AMY YOUNG LATEST-SSTOPS
PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VO LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC
AIR ALGERIE MISSING-VOWIPE PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOWIPE
MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-TRX VO PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-SOTVO
FAA BAN TO TEL AVIV DROPPED-VO TRAFFIC ALERTY-CLIP
KENYA PEACE CORPS-OC TURN CHARCO CRANE COLLAPSE-VOWIPE
FSU MURDER LATEST-VOWIPE CHARCO CRANE COLLAPSE-SOTVO
FSU MURDER LATEST-SOTVO CAPE PURSE SNATCHING-TRX-VOTOPS
CARJACKER CAPTURED ON INTERSTATE-OTS VOWIPE DAUGHTER HIDES DRUGS FOR DAD-OTS SS
CARJACKER CAPTURED ON INTERSTATE-SOTVO EMERGENCY LANDING AT RSW-VOWIPE
DRUG TRUCK-VOWIPE EMERGENCY LANDING AT RSW-SOTVO
PA HOUSE EXPLOSION-TRX VO DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VOWIPE
AZ EXECUTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-SOTVO
AZ EXECUTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO BEE ATTACK-VOWIPE
PORCH DEATH TRIAL-SOTVO BEE ATTACK-SOTVO
PORCH DEATH TRIAL-SOTVO OIL DRILLING SITE-VOWIPE
LA ASST. PRINCIPAL SEXTING-VO OIL DRILLING SITE-SOTVO
LA ASST. PRINCIPAL SEXTING-SOTVO CHEMICAL SPILL LATEST-VOWIPE
APPLE EMPLOYEES SUE-VO CHEMICAL SPILL LATEST-SOTVO
GM COMPENSATION-VO REDISTRICTING FIGHT-VOWIPE
TWITTER TWIST-VOWIPE REDISTRICTING FIGHT-SOTVO
TWITTER TWIST-SOTVO YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP GOVERNOR'S RACE-BNC VOWIPE
TEASE FOUR------------ GOVERNOR'S RACE-SOTVO
TZ4 A CANINE CUSTODY-VO POLL SHOWS HILLARY TOPS IN FL-VO
TZ4 B FIFTY SHADES OF GREY-NATSVO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL TEASE ONE
WA HOUSES DAMAGED-VOTOPS TZ1 A) HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) KNOW YOUR NUMBERS-VOTOPS
FORECAST-PHC WX TEASE-WXWALL
FORECAST-WXWALL JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
CANINE CUSTODY-OC WEATHER-PWC
CANINE CUSTODY-PKG WEATHER-WXWALL
CANINE CUSTODY-OC TAG KNOW YOUR NUMBERS-TCMON
ACTRESS ALLERGIC REACTION-VO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS-PKG
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TRAILER-VOTOPS HOT CAR DEATHS-VOWIPE
FIRE PHONE-VOWIPE HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO
FIRE PHONE-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
SUPERMAN COMIC UP FOR AUCTION-VOWIPE TEASE TWO-POP
GIANT CATSUP BOTTLE FOR SALE-TRX VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
TEASE FIVE------------ CHARCO CRANE COLLAPSE
TZ5 A MYSTERIOUS WOMAN IN BLACK-VO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
MARS RAISING PRICES-VO TZ 7 1) LIGHTNING STRIKE 911 CALL-SOTVO
TWITTER STAFF-VO TZ 7 2) TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-VOTOPS
PARALYZED MAN WALKS-VOWIPE SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
PARALYZED MAN WALKS-SOTVO TB BUCS-POPMON
MYSTERIOUS WOMAN IN BLACK-VO TB BUCS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP TB BUCS-SOTTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ RAY RICE-VOTOPS
TZ 6 1) EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS BLACKMON-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) BEE ATTACK-VOTOPS RED SOX JAYS-POPMON
TZ 6 3) HILLARY IN POLLS-VOTOPS RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT POLANCO-VOTOPS
HEADLINES KNOBLAUCH-VOTOPS
HL1) CAPE PURSE SNATCHER-VOTOPS SR BRITISH OPEN-VOTOPS
HL2) LIGHTNING 911 CALL-SOTVO TOUR DE FRANCE-VOTOPS
HL3) CAT ABUSE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK-VOTOPS FUN SPORTS
BIG STORY-CLIP GOODBYE-4SHOT


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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SEVERE WEATHER IN VIRGINIA-VOTOPS BNC


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT -- DEVASTATION IN VIRGINIA -- AFTER SEVERE WEATHER SWEPT THROUGH A CAMPGROUND KILLING THREE PEOPLE AND INJURING NEARLY 2 DOZEN MORE.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7.

TONIGHT THERE IS STILL CHAOS AT THE CAMPGROUND ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY ON THE EASTERN SHORE.

AS A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS RPEORTS -- CAMPERS HAD 30 SECONDS TO REACT BEFORE THE STORM HIT. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WEATHER IN VIRGINIA-PKG


More than 1300 people were at the camp ground when the storm hit.

Nats: something crazy is going on outside.

Panic and chaos as the winds whipped around the grounds.snapping trees

and flipping trailers. one camper at the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort

shooting video.scared but still able to describe the scene:

: Voice: Look at the tree it's down on the guys camper.

Voice: Oh my God.

Voice: Look.

Voice: I know, I know.

The weather service issue a tornado warning 10 minutes before the twister

hit. The storm formed over the Chesapeake Bay, producing a waterspout that

moved on shore as a tornado.

One volunteer firefighter who happened to be at the campground before the

storm described the sky as "jet black."

The suspected tornado was part of a string of thunderstorms that hit the

area. The storm, which produced strong winds and hail - reportedly an inch

in diameter - lasted for nearly four hours.

Dozens were injured including a couple whose granddaughter said they were

sitting in their car when -a giant piece of debris came crashing down on top

of it.

The Cherrywood resort is located on the Chesapeake Bay.most of the

campers were staying in rvs, campers or tents.none of which are sturdy

enough to withstand a tornado.

The campground is closed to everyone except to emergency vehicles/workers.

Emergency workers are conducting a count of everyone at the campground.

The national weather service has not yet confirmed if the fierce storm that

passed over the campground was actually a tornado. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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PA HOSPITAL SHOOTING-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW AT 5:30 -- OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING AT A HOSPITAL COMPLEX IN SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA.

IT HAPPENED ABOUT TWO O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON AT MERCY FITZGERALD HOSPITAL IN DARBY.

THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THREE PEOPLE -- INCLUDING A DOCTOR - WERE SHOT.

OFFICERS HAVE ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY.

A HOSPITAL SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE WELLNESS CENTER ATTACHED TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


AIR ALGERIE MISSING-VOWIPE


ANOTHER COMMERCIAL AIRLINER CRASHED TODAY --

THE THIRD IN THE LAST WEEK.

THIS TIME --

IT WAS AN AIR ALGERIA PLANE.

THE FLIGHT DISAPPEARED FROM RADAR EARLY TODAY.

IT WAS HEADED FROM THE WEST AFRICAN NATION OF BURKINA FASO TO ALGERIA.

117 PEOPLE WERE ON-BOARD.

THE PLANE CRASHED IN THE DESERT IN MALI.

OFFICALS SAY THE AREA IS REMOTE AND LIKELY MEANS NO MEDICAL HELP WILL BE THERE FOR AT LEAST A DAY. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-TRX VO


A TEAM OF ABOUT 200 EXPERTS IN THE NETHERLANDS --

IS WORKING AT A MILITARY BARRACKS RIGHT NOW --

TO IDENTIFY THE DEAD FROM THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINES CRAHS.

OFFICIALS FROM AUSTRALIA AND THE NETHERLANDS ARE PUSHING A PLAN FOR A U.N. TEAM TO SECURE THE CRASH SITE IN THE UKRAINE. Return to index of stories...


FAA BAN TO TEL AVIV DROPPED-VO


THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REMOVED ITS BAN ON U-S PASSENGER PLANES FLYING TO AND FROM TEL AVIV WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

IT COMES A DAY-AND-A-HALF AFTER IT STOPPED ALL FLIGHTS THERE, CITING SECURITY CONCERNS.

THE BAN WAS PUT IN PLACE AFTER A HAMAS ROCKET STRUCK CLOSE TO THE AIRPORT ON TUESDAY.

NOW THAT THE BAN IS LIFTED, THE THREE U-S AIRLINES THAT FLY TO ISRAEL -- DELTA, UNITED AND U-S AIRWAYS -- WILL NEED TO DECIDE WHEN THEY WILL RESUME FLIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


KENYA PEACE CORPS-OC TURN


THE PEACE CORPS SUSPENDING ITS OPERATIONS IN KENYA.

MORE THAN 50 VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN PULLED FROM THE AREA OVER SECURITY CONCERNS.

THE PEACE CORP IS MONITORING VIOLENCE IN THE AREA TO DETERMINE WHEN VOLUNTEERS WILL GO BACK.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S ALSO REMOVED SOME OF ITS WORKERS AT THE U-S EMBASSAY IN KENYA.

THERE HAVE BEEN BOMBINGS AND OTHER ATTACKS FROM SOMALI MILITANTS IN THE REGION. Return to index of stories...


FSU MURDER LATEST-VOWIPE


RIGHT NOW OFFICERS ARE ZEROING IN ON A CLUE THAT COULD END THE MURDER INVESTIGATION OF A FLORIDA STATE PROFESSOR.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THE OWNERS OF WHAT THEY CALL A "VEHICLE OF INTEREST".

TALLAHASSEE OFFICERS SAY SECURITY CAMERAS RECORDED THE CAR.

IT LOOKS LIKE A TOYOTA PRIUS.

IT WAS NEAR DAN MARKEL'S HOUSE AROUND THE TIME HE WAS SHOT TO DEATH.

MARKEL WAS A LAW PROFESSOR AND OFFICERS SAY SOMEONE TARGETTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


FSU MURDER LATEST-SOTVO


Brad Garret: There's not enough information to suggest that this is a contract murder, it certainly could be.The most likely theory is that it's

somebody that he knows.

--BUTT SOT--

David Northway: We are speaking to everybody who has an affiliation with Mr. Markel.

MARKEL WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE OF HIS HOUSE LAST FRIDAY WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD.

HE LEAVES BEHIND TWO YOUNG BOYS.

OFFICERS STRESS THE OWNERS OF THE CAR THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ARE NOT SUSPECTS -- JUST PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


CARJACKER CAPTURED ON INTERSTATE-OTS VOWIPE


DRAMATIC VIDEO TONIGHT OF A CARJACKING CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN COLORADO.

MOTORISTS ARE SEEN RUSHING TO HELP POLICE SUBDUE THE ARMED SUSPECT.

THE BIZARRE CRIME SPREE PUT THE CITY ON EDGE --

INVESTIGATORS SAY, A MAN -- ARMED WITH A RIFLE AND A HANDGUN -- WAS TERRORIZING AN AREA WEST OF DENVER.

HE AND A FEMALE ACCOMPLICE -- SEEN CLIMBING DOWN AN EMBANKMENT TWOARDS THE HIGHWAY.

POLICE SAY, THEY'D JUST CARJACKED TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


CARJACKER CAPTURED ON INTERSTATE-SOTVO


SOT - BUSH SUTTER, WITNESS

"THE GUY PULLED OUT A MACHINE GUN AND STARTED SHOOTING AT HIM SO HE DOVE IN

THE BUSHES."

--BUTT SOT--

SOT - POLICE RADIO TRAFFIC / GFX

"WE DO HAVE SHOTS FIRED. THEY DO HAVE THE HIGH GROUND ON US."

SOT - POLICE RADIO TRAFFIC / GFX

"HE IS POINTING A GUN AT CARS."

YOU CAN SEE-- THE WOMAN, WHO TURNS OUT TO BE A JUVENILE, IS ARRESTED. BUT

THE MAN TRIES MAKING A GETAWAY IN THESE DUMP TRUCKS.

THAT DIDN'T WORK --

SO HE BARGED INSIDE A HOME -- AND TOOK OFF IN A S-U-V.

HE DROVE UNTIL GETTING STUCK -- RIGHT NEXT TO THE INTERSTATE.

A DEPUTY TACKLED HIM -- AND ARRESTED HIM.

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DRUG TRUCK-VOWIPE


NEW DASH CAM VIDEO TONIGHT SHOWING A TRUCK CARRYING TWO MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS -- HIJACKED.

THIEVES SNATCHED THIS TRUCK IN GEORGIA.

A TRACKING DEVICE IN THE TRAILER HELPED POLICE LOCATE THE TRUCK AFTER THIEVES HIJACKED IT FROM THE TRUCK STOP.

THE SUSPECTED THIEVES WERE ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


PA HOUSE EXPLOSION-TRX VO


CHECK OUT THIS BRAND NEW VIDEO AT 5:30.

A CHIMNEY IS ALL THAT REMAINS OF A HOUSE IN PENNSYLVANIA AFTER A PROPANE TANK EXPLODED.

AERIAL VIDEO SHOWS DEBRIS SCATTERED ALL OVER THE GROUND AND THE SPACE WHERE A HOUSE USED TO STAND.

NO ONE WAS HOME AT THE TIME.

SOME NEIGHBORS SAY AT FIRST -- THEY THOUGHT IT WAS AN EARTHQUAKE -- BECAUSE THE EXPLOSION SHOOK THE GROUND. Return to index of stories...


AZ EXECUTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


THE CONTROVERSY OVER LETHAL INJECTIONS CONTINUES TONIGHT.

THE BOTCHED EXECUTION OF A DOUBLE MURDERER IN ARIZONA HAS PROMPTED A FULL INVESTIGATION.

"It was tough for everybody in that room. At a certain point, you wondered if he was ever going to die."

LAST NIGHT ARIZONA EXECUTED JOSEPH WOOD.

AFTER A DOCTOR INJECTED WOOD WITH A LETHAL COCKTAIL -- WITNESSES SAY HE STRUGGLED. GASPING FOR AIR AND SNORTING.

CORRECTIONS OFFICERS SAY HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS.

HIS ATTORNEYS SAY HE WAS IN PAIN. Return to index of stories...


AZ EXECUTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO


"To watch a man lay there for an hour and 40 minutes gulping air, I can liken it to, if you catch a fish and throw it on the shore, the way the fish opens and closes its mouth."

A FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERED THE M-E TO SAVE ALL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE FROM THE EXECUTION.

ABC-7 CHECKED --

FLORIDA *DOES NOT USE THE TWO-DRUG COMBINATION THAT KILLED JOSEPH WOOD.

HOWEVER --

ONE OF THE SAME DRUGS -- MIDAZOLAM -- IS PART OF FLORIDA'S THREE-DRUG COMBINATION. Return to index of stories...


PORCH DEATH TRIAL-SOTVO


FOR A SECOND DAY TESTIMONY IN THE TRIAL OF A MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING A TEEN WHO KNOCKED ON HIS DOOR CONTINUED.

PROSECUTORS SAY THE TEEN HAD JUST BEEN IN A CAR CRASH AND NEEDED HELP.

NATS CALL:

I JUST SHOT SOMEBODY ON MY FRONT PORCH WITH A SHOTGUN BANGING ON MY DOOR.

THEODORE WAFER SHOT 19-YEAR-OLD RENISHA MCBRIDE IN DETROIT.

WAFER SAYS HE FEARED FOR HIS LIFE.

PROSECUTORS HAVE A DIFFERENT STORY. Return to index of stories...


PORCH DEATH TRIAL-SOTVO


SOT PROSECUTOR The screen

door she was shot through was still locked at the time the police got there.

GMA- NAT

"that's my daughter" BREAKING DOWN

ONE OF THE FIRST OFFICERS ON THE SCENE TESTIFIED TODAY.

WAFER FACES SECOND DEGREE MURDER.

IF CONVICTED HE COULD SPEND LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


LA ASST. PRINCIPAL SEXTING-VO


THE WIFE OF A SCHOOL VICE-PRINCIPAL, IN LOUISIANA, SAYS SHE'S TORN APART.

HER HUSBAND IS ACCUSED OF SEXTING WITH A YOUNG GIRL.

POLICE SAY EDWIN CHASTANG, ADMITS TO EXCHANGING SEXUALLY-CHARGED MESSAGES WITH A 15-YEAR-OLD.

THE CHILD RECENTLY ATTENDED HIS SCHOOL.

THE SUSPECT'S WIFE HASN'T COMMENTED ON THE SITUATION -- BUT SAYS -- SHE HASN'T SEEN HER HUSBAND SINCE HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


LA ASST. PRINCIPAL SEXTING-SOTVO


"so you haven't seen him since tuesday?"

--BUTT SOT--

"no, not since yesterday when he left to go to work."

THE INVESTIGATION STARTED WHEN THE STUDENT'S MOTHER, FOUND FACEBOOK MESSAGES, BACK-AND-FOURTH BETWEEN HER DAUGHTER, AND CHASTANG.

THE UNIDENTIFIED TEEN TOLD POLICE SEXUAL CONVERSATIONS LED TO THE EXCHANGE OF NUDE PHOTOS.

WHICH SHE LATER SAVED AND FORWARDED TO HER EMAIL ACCOUNT.

THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SAYS, CHASTANG WILL REMAIN ON PAID SUSPENSION, UNTIL FURTHER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


APPLE EMPLOYEES SUE-VO


APPLE HAS ANOTHER EMPLOYEE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT TO CONTEND WITH.

EMPLOYEES SAY THEY WERE DENIED MEAL BREAKS AND REST PERIODS -- IN VIOLATION OF CALIFORNIA LABOR LAW.

ATTORNEYS ESTIMATE MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND CURRENT OR FORMER APPLE EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS.

THEY SAY THE WORKERS RANGE FROM THE RETAIL TO THE CORPORATE LEVEL.

APPLE DECLINED TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


GM COMPENSATION-VO


GENERAL MOTORS WILL PAY OUT 400 TO 600-MILLION DOLLARS TO THE FAMILIES OF 13 VICTIMS KILLED BECAUSE OF FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES.

THE FAMILIES CAN START FILING FOR PAYMENTS NEXT MONTH.

IT ALSO APPLIES TO THOSE INJURED BECAUSE OF THE DEFECTS.

G-M ADMITS ITS EMPLOYEES KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEMS 10 YEARS BEFORE IT RECALLED 2.6 MILLION CARS THIS YEAR.

THE AUTOMAKER'S SET ASIDE AN ADDITIONAL 874 MILLION TO REPAIR A RECORD 30 MILLION CARS RECALLED THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER TWIST-VOWIPE


AN ANGRY TWEET FROM A PASSENGER ON A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT GOT HIM AND HIS CHILDREN KICKED OFF THE PLANE.

THE FATHER WAS UPSET BY THE WAY A GATE AGENT TREATED HIM AND HIS CHILDREN AS THEY BOARDED.

DUFF WATSON AND HIS 6 AND 9 YEAR OLDS WERE FLYING FROM DENVER TO MINNEAPOLIS.

HE TRAVELS A LOT AND IS CONSIDERED AN "A-LIST PASSENGER" BY SOUTHWEST.

A-LIST PASSENGERS BOARD FIRST.

HIS CHILDREN ARE NOT ON THE A-LIST.

WHEN THEY TRIED TO BOARD TOGETHER -- THE GATE AGENT REFUSED. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER TWIST-SOTVO


Duff Watson:

" I said, 'Real nice way to treat an A-list. I'll be sure to tweet about it,"

Duff Watson:

"Something to the effect of, 'Wow, rudest agent in Denver. gate C39, not

happy"

WATSON SAYS AS SOON AS THEY SETTLED INTO THEIR SEATS -- THEY WERE ASKED TO GET OFF THE PLANE.

THE AGENT VIEWED THE TWEET AS A THREAT.

SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM BACK ON THE PLANE UNTIL HE DELETED THE TWEET.

AIRLINE REPS CLAIM A CONVERSATION OVER FAMILY BOARDING PROCEDURES. ESCALATED. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


TWO FAMILIES.

TWO THOUSAND MILES APART.

ONE DOG.

AHEAD - THE HEATED CUSTODY BATTLE.

WHO DOES THIS PUP REALLY BELONG TO.

NATS FULL OF TRAILER

TALK ABOUT A TEASE.

WHEN YOU CAN HIT THE THEATER FOR THE MOVIE "50 SHADES OF GREY."

WHAT FANS OF THE EROTIC FICTION THINK ABOUT THE ACTORS.

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


TZ4 A CANINE CUSTODY-VO


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TZ4 B FIFTY SHADES OF GREY-NATSVO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


Another hot, humid afternoon is in store for Southwest Florida. Temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, but the heat index will soar back to near 100 degrees. We'll continue to see some sunshine through the lunch hour, with only a few widely isolated showers scraping along some of the immediate coastline.

Then as the sea breeze comes in this afternoon, we'll pick up a few showers and storms. There is drier air working its way into Southwest Florida in the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere, and that will help to cut back on the overall coverage of rain..

By late this afternoon, the majority of the showers and storms should mainly appear in the inland areas of the state.

Then for Friday through the weekend and the start of next week coverage will be even lower, with only isolated afternoon storms expected.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows will be in the mid to upper 70s for the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


WA HOUSES DAMAGED-VOTOPS


RESIDENTS IN WASHINGTON STATE ARE CLEANING UP TONIGHT -- AFTER A STORM SLUNG LOGS AND DEBRIS TOWARDS THEIR HOUSES.

44 HOUSES ARE DAMANGED.

NO ONE WAS HURT --

BUT OFFICIALS SAY, RESIDENTS WILL BE WITHOUT POWER FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

THE RED CROSS HAS SET UP AN EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR DISPLACED FAMILIES.

THEY'RE STRESSING RESIDENTS NEED TO STAY INDOORS. 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


Another hot, humid afternoon is in store for Southwest Florida. Temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, but the heat index will soar back to near 100 degrees. We'll continue to see some sunshine through the lunch hour, with only a few widely isolated showers scraping along some of the immediate coastline.

Then as the sea breeze comes in this afternoon, we'll pick up a few showers and storms. There is drier air working its way into Southwest Florida in the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere, and that will help to cut back on the overall coverage of rain..

By late this afternoon, the majority of the showers and storms should mainly appear in the inland areas of the state.

Then for Friday through the weekend and the start of next week coverage will be even lower, with only isolated afternoon storms expected.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows will be in the mid to upper 70s for the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


CANINE CUSTODY-OC


TONIGHT -- TWO FAMILIES -- TWO THOUSAND MILES APART --ARE LOCKED IN A HEATED CUSTODY BATTLE FOR A DOG.

SEVEN YEARS AGO THE MALTESE DISAPPEARED FROM IT'S TEXAS HOME --

IT WAS RECENTLY FOUND WITH ANOTHER FAMILY IN WASHINGTON STATE.

SO WHO OWNS THE DOG?

HERE'S A-B-C'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO. Return to index of stories...


CANINE CUSTODY-PKG


SCRIPT:

nats reunion

IT WAS A TAIL-WAGGING REUNION SEVEN YEARS IN THE MAKING.NOW LEADING TO A

DOGGIE TUG OF WAR BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES.

nats reunion

THIS MORNING THIS MALTESE NAMED REESE IS BACK HOME WITH HIS FAMILY IN

HOUSTON, TEXAS.AFTER RUNNING AWAY IN 2007.

Dinah Miller 01:18

We looked everywhere for days.

THE MILLERS SAY THEY COULDN'T FIND REESE ANYWHERE. BUT WHILE HE SEEMED TO

HAVE COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED, THEY SAY THEY NEVER FORGOT HIM.

Dinah Miller 01:49

We never gave up hope and we never stopped talking about him.

THIS WEEKEND THEY WERE THRILLED TO GET AN UNBELIEVABLE PHONE CALLREESE HAD

BEEN FOUND IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON, ALMOST TWO THOUSAND MILES AWAY.THANKS TO

A MICROCHIP CONNECTING HIM TO THE FAMILY.

Dinah Miller 00:57/03:23

It was just a fairytale. He's had a fairytale.

BUT NOT EVERYONE'S LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

SOT DESIREE WOLFORD

01;30;11;45 right now i feel like there is something missing

IT TURNS OUT THIS DOG'S BEEN LIVING A DOUBLE LIFE.ALSO GOING BY THE NAME

OF HARLEY.

THE WOLFORDS IN WASHINGTON STATE SAY HARLEY IS THEIR BELOVED FAMILY DOG.

ADORED BY THEIR THREE CHILDREN AND NINE GRANDCHILDRENAND THAT HE RAN AWAY

JUST THIS WEEKEND.

SOT DESIREE WOLFORD - WASHINGTON FAMILY

01;24;54;29 my son came back from iraq, he was broken, i can't even

explain what harley has done for him / 01;25;06;27 harley has touched our

lives, more than you can explain

SOT JULIET LOPEZ - WASHINGTON FAMILY

01;32;27;56 my neice it's really even harder to see her cry for him

every single day

THEY CLAIM THEY ADOPTED HARLEY SIX AND A HALF YEARS AGO.THE SHELTER SAYING

THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD GIVEN HIM UPAND NEVER MENTIONING A MICROCHIP.

THOUGH THE WOLFORD'S DESPERATELY WANT THE MALTESE RETURNED.THE MILLERS SAY

THEY'RE NOT GIVING HIM BACK.AND EXPERTS SAY THEY DON'T HAVE TO.

SOT STEVEN MINDEL - CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST

23;40;35;56 in this situation /we look at possession, and right now

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CANINE CUSTODY-OC TAG


MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO REPORTING.

THE NEW OWNERS DON'T BLAME THE OTHER FAMILY.

THEY'RE UPSET WITH THE SHELTER FOR NOT CHECKING FOR A MICROCHIP WHEN THEY ADOPTED HIM IN 2007. Return to index of stories...


ACTRESS ALLERGIC REACTION-VO


A SCARY SITUATION FOR ONE OF THE STAR'S OF THE T-V- SHOW "N-C-I-S."

ACTRESS PAULEY PERRETTE'S A NATURAL BLONDE.

BUT ANYONE WHO WATCHES THE SHOW --

KNOWS HER CHARACTER HAS BLACK HAIR.

SHE'S DYED IT FOR YEARS.

BUT LAST WEEK --

SHE SUFFERED AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO SOME HAIR DYE -- AND WOUND UP HOSPITALIZED.

SHE TWEETED HER HEAD SWELLED UP HUGE --

LIKE A MELON.

TONIGHT -- SHE'S DOING FINE. Return to index of stories...


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY TRAILER-VOTOPS


BRAND NEW TONIGHT --

YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE 50 SHADES OF GREY. MOVIE TRAILER.

THE MOVIE COMES OUT VALNENTINE'S DAY NEXT YEAR.

BUT THE TRAILER GIVES US A SENSE OF HOW THEY CASTED AND DRESSED CHRISTIAN AND ANASTAIA -- IN THE ADAPTATION OF E-L JAMES RACY 'MOMMY PORN' NOVEL.

IRISHMAN JAMIE DORNAN -- WHO YOU MIGHT KNOW FROM ABC'S "OPEN UPON A TIME" PLAYS CHRISTIAN.

DAKOTA JOHNSON -- DON JOHNSON AND MELANIE GRIFFITH'S DAUGHTER -- PLAYS ANASTASIA. Return to index of stories...


FIRE PHONE-VOWIPE


AMAZON IS ON FIRE.

TOMORROW -- THE COMPANY WILL OFFICIALLY ENTER THE SMARTPHONE WARS -- RELEASING IT'S NEW "FIRE" TO RETAILERS.

AND IT COMES WITH SOME NEAT FEATURES.

IT'LL SHOW 3D IMAGES -- A SCREEN YOU CAN CONTROL BY TILTING YOUR HEAD OR THE

DEVICE -- AND A SPECIAL GIF MAKER.

IT'S ALSO EQUIPPED WITH A FEATUTRE CALLED "FIREFLY." Return to index of stories...


FIRE PHONE-SOTVO


Issie Lapowsky/Staff Writer/Wiredfirefly is essentially a magic wand in your

phone that you can wave over any item that has a barcode or product package

/ and it will automatically generate the amazon listing so you can buy that

item right from your phone.

FIRE WILL SELL FOR ABOUT 200 DOLLARS -- WITH A TWO YEAR WIRELESS CONTRACT.

THE FIRE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ON AT&T BUT IT COMES WITH A FREE YEAR OF AMAZON PRIME. Return to index of stories...


SUPERMAN COMIC UP FOR AUCTION-VOWIPE


WOULD YOU SPEND MORE THAN TWO-MILLION DOLLAR ON A COMIC BOOK.

SOME MIGHT IF IT'S ONE OF THE RAREST COMIC BOOKS EVER PRINTED.

THIS IS A COPY OF "ACTION COMICS NUMBER ONE"

IT'S THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF "SUPERMAN".

IT WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF ON E-BAY NEXT MONTH.

THERE ARE ONLY 50 COPIES OF THIS COMIC AND *THIS* IS SAID TO BE IN THE BEST CONDITION.

IN 19-38 THE COMIC BOOK COST JUST TEN CENTS.

ANOTHER COPY -- IN WORSE CONDITION -- SOLD FOR MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS Return to index of stories...


GIANT CATSUP BOTTLE FOR SALE-TRX VO


AND IF THAT'S A LITTLE TOO RICH FOR YOUR BLOOD -- HOW ABOUT A HALF-MILLION DOLLAR BOTTLE OF KETCHUP.

WELL -- IT'S NOT FILLED WITH KETCHUP - AND IT'S NOT REALLY A BOTTLE.

THIS HISTORIC PIECE OF COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS, IS AN OLD WATER TOWER.

THE OWNER IS ASKING 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE 170-FOOT TOWER AND THE WAREHOUSE AT ITS BASE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


SHE'S HAUNTING THE SOUTH.

TONIGHT - MYSTERY SOLVED

ABC7 REVEALS THE STORY BEHIND THE WOMAN WALKING THE STREETS -- DRESSED IN BLACK -- AND REFUSING TO TALK. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A MYSTERIOUS WOMAN IN BLACK-VO


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MARS RAISING PRICES-VO


RAIDING THE CANDY MACHINE MAY COST YOU MORE OF YOUR SPARE CHANGE.

THE CANDY MAKER "MARS" --

PLANS ON RAISING ITS PRICES AN AVERAGE OF 7-PERCENT.

THEY MAKE M&Ms -- SNICKERS -- TWIX --

AND SKITTLES.

THEY'RE BLAMING RISING COMMODITY COSTS --

FOR THEIR FIRST PRICE HIKE IN THREE YEARS.

LAST WEEK --

THE HERSHEY COMPANY ANNOUNCED PRICE INCREASES FOR THE SAME REASON. Return to index of stories...


TWITTER STAFF-VO


HASH-TAG: DIVERSITY!

TWITTER HAS POSTED A NEW REPORT ON THE DEMOGRAPHIC MAKE-UP OF ITS WORKFORCE.

AND THEY CAME TO A CONCLUSION --

THEY'RE OVERWHELMINGLY MALE AND OVERWHELMING WHITE.

OVERALL -- JUST THREE IN 10 TWITTER EMPLOYEES ARE WOMEN.

NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF THE STAFF IS WHITE.

AMONG EXECUTIVES --

70 PERCENT MALE, 70 PERCENT WHITE.

TWITTER ADMITTED IN A BLOG POST THEY HAVE "A LOT OF WORK TO DO" WHEN IT COMES TO DIVERSITY. Return to index of stories...


PARALYZED MAN WALKS-VOWIPE


AN AMAZING PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IS GIVING PEOPLE WHO ARE PARALYZED THE CHANCE TO WALK.

THIS IS THE REWALK -- SORT OF LIKE A ROBOT SUIT.

THE EQUIPMENT IS ATTACHES TO YOUR LEGS AND IT SENSES WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR BALANCE.

FOR EXAMPLE - IF YOU START TO FALL. REWALK STEPS IN TO WALK FOR YOU.

ONE MAN IN TEXAS WAS PARALYZED FIVE YEARS AGO -

HE NOW USES THE DEVICE AND SAYS IT FEELS LIKE HE'S FLOATING. Return to index of stories...


PARALYZED MAN WALKS-SOTVO


Imagine not having any feeling from the chest down and when they stand up it's like you're floating on air.

BUTT TO

It feels really awesome to stand up and kiss my fiancee.

ONLY TWO PEOPLE HAVE USED THE ROBO-SUIT.

DOCTORS HOPE TO GET APPROVAL FOR HOME USE LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


MYSTERIOUS WOMAN IN BLACK-VO


PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH ARE REPORTING A STRANGE WOMAN ROAMING THEIR STREETS -- SHE'S NOW VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

A WOMAN WEARING ALL BLACK AND PULLING A CART HAS BEEN MAKING HER WAY ACROSS TENNESSEE.

SHE'S BEEN SPOTTED IN SEVERAL COUNTIES -- ALWAYS IN BLACK -- AND ALWAYS PULLING HER CART.

PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO TALK TO HER BUT SHE STAYS SILENT.

DEPUTIES IN ONE COUNTY GOT HER TO TALK.

SHE TOLD THEM SHE'S ON A BIBLE MISSION AND IS FROM ALABAMA.

PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA FIRST SPOTTED HER LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


A SCARE IN THE AIR AS A PLANE LEAVES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

NEXT AT SIX --

WHAT WENT WRONG --

THAT FORCED THE PLANE TO COME BACK DOWN.

PLUS -- LANDSCAPERS ATTACKED BY AN UNHAPPY HIVE.

AHEAD AT SIX --

WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU.

AND. DOES FLORIDA WANT A WOMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

WHAT THE LATEST SURVEY SAYS ABOUT VOTERS -- AND HILARY CLINTON. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) EMERGENCY LANDING-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) BEE ATTACK-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) HILLARY IN POLLS-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


TAKEN DOWN--

AND DRAGGED BY A PURSE SNATCHER!

THE CAPE GROCERY STORE WHERE IT HAPPENED--

AND THE HUNT FOR THE LADY THIEF IN THE BLACK TANK TOP RIGHT NOW.

THEN THIS--

911 CALL:00:28 im at fort myers beach right now. i need somebody to come help. we just got struck by lightning.

TEEN IN A PANIC.

NOW AT SIX --

HEAR THE 9-1-1 CALL SHE MADE MOMENTS AFTER SHE AND TWO FRIENDS WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

FACEBOOK FIRESTORM--

A MAN PUTS A GUN TO A CATS HEAD--

BUT IS IT A CRIME--

ABC 7 GETS ANSWERS RIGHT NOW AT 6. Return to index of stories...


HL1) CAPE PURSE SNATCHER-VOTOPS


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HL2) LIGHTNING 911 CALL-SOTVO


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HL3) CAT ABUSE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


CAT ABUSE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK-SOTVO-WIPE


Sharon Thomas, Exec. Dir., Animal Welfare League

01:10:02 " To see something like that it just turns my stomach." 01:10:05

A MAN--

A GUN--

AND A CAT.

OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT AT SIX.

THIS FACEBOOK POST HAS SPARKED OUTRAGE ONLINE--

AND AN ANIMAL CONTROL INVESTIGATION IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

AUTHORITIES GOT THE POST LAST NIGHT.

IT'S FROM A CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAN--

THOMAS MCGUINNESS--

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

THAT'S SOMETHING LIEUTENANT BRIAN JONES SAYS IS A CONFESSION IF THEY FIND A DEAD CAT. Return to index of stories...


CAT ABUSE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK-SOTVO


TAKE SOT--

Lt. Brian Jones, Charlotte County Animal Control

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 BEEN REMOVED FROM MCGUINNESS' FACEBOOK PAGE.

JONES SAYS THERE WERE ALSO PICTURES OF MCGUINNESS POINTING A GUN AT A DOG.

THEY ARE TREATING IT AS A POSSIBLE CASE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

ANIMAL CONTROL CAN'T FIND MCGUINNESS.

IF YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS, CALL CHARLOTTE COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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TOYS R US EVAC-SSTOPS-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW --

A FORT MYERS TOY STORE IS AIRING OUT --

AFTER PEPPER SPRAY WENT OFF INSIDE.

FIREFIGHTERS EVACUATED CUSTOMERS AND STAFF FROM THE TOYS R US ON US 41.

PARAMEDICS TOOK ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION.

ON SCENE THEY CHECKED ANOTHER 20 PEOPLE WHO SMELLED THE PEPPER SPRAY.

SOME SAY THEY STARTED TO CHOKE.

NONE HAD RESPIRATORY ISSUES.

THE STORE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THE SPRAY DISSIPATES. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG LATEST-SSTOPS


JUST INTO THE ABC7 NEWSROOM.

NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT AMY YOUNG IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

YOUNG WAS SHOT DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE EARLIER THIS MONTH.

DEPUTIES FOUND HER BOYFRIEND -- OFFICER LUIS MONROIG -- SHOT TO DEATH.

IT HAPPENED IN THE HOUSE THE COUPLE SHARED IN ESTERO.

YOUNG IS NOT GOING BACK TO THAT HOUSE AT THIS TIME.

THE EXTENT OF HER INJURIES HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE 911-SOTVO-OC


NEW TONIGHT --

WE'RE HEARING THE 9-1-1 CALLS AFTER LIGHTNING HIT THREE PEOPLE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

ONE OF THE VICTIMS MADE THE CALL.

:00:28 im at fort myers beach right now. i need somebody to come help.

we just got struck by lightning.

THAT'S 16-YEAR-OLD CHELSEA GILL.

SHE COULDN'T MOVE -- AND HER BOYFRIEND ZAC LATAWEIC WASN'T BREATHING.

AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES --

STRANGERS SPOTTED CHELSEA AND ZAC ON THE BEACH.

ONE PERSON STARTED C-P-R ON ZAC.

41-YEAR-OLD SCOTT WILCOX WAS FOUND DEAD NEAR THE WATER.

THEY TOLD THE DISPATCHER THEY SAW BLOOD -- AND LIGHTNING HAD HIT WILCOX IN THE HEAD.

GILL'S 9-1-1 CALL LASTS TEN MINUTES

IT ENDED WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED.

WE CHELSEA IS HOME AND DOING OK TONIGHT.

ZAC IS STILL AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


PINE ISLAND BRUSH FIRE-VOWIPE


NEARLY 100 ACRES OF PINE ISLAND WAS ON FIRE TODAY.

YOU COULD SEE THE SMOKE FOR MILES TODAY.

AT NOON -- THER FIRE COVERED BARELY 6 ACRES BUT QUICKKLY SPREAD TO 96 BY LATER IN THE DAY.

FIREFIGHTERS DID FINALLY GET IT UNDER CONTROL -- IT'S NOW 100 PERCENT CONTAINED. 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."

FIRE CREWS WILL BE OUT THERE ALL NIGHT MONITORING THIS --

AS WELL AS TOMORROW MORNING.

ITS UNCLEAR WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERTY-CLIP


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CHARCO CRANE COLLAPSE-VOWIPE


NOW TO A TRAFFIC ALERT AT SIX--

RIGHT NOW ALL NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND LANES OF U-S 41 ARE CLOSE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY--

BETWEEN HARBOR AND CONWAY BOULEVARD.

ALL BECAUSE OF A CONSTRUCTION CRANE COLLAPES.

TONIGHT WE'RE LEARNING THE CRANE WILL NOT BE REMOVED UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT--

POSSIBLY AS LATE AT THREE IN THE MORNING.

THE CRANE FELL ONTO A POWER LINE AND AN ACCESS ROAD BETWEEN HARBOR AND CONWAY BOULEVARD.

CREWS ARE WORKING TO MOVE THE CRANE NOW--

ALL LANES IN THE AREA ARE EXPECTED TO BE CLOSED FOR ANOTHER 15-MINUTES

EARLIER NEARBY BUSINESSES LOST POWER FOR AT LEAST 40 MINUTES.

LUCKILY-

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


CHARCO CRANE COLLAPSE-SOTVO


"Right around the corner, I was playing Xbox 1 when the power went out and I came outside to see what happened and the crane tipped over."

JUST MINUTES AGO --

WE LEARNED ALL LANES NORTH AND SOUTH OF 41 NEAR THE INCIDENT WILL CLOSE.

THEY'LL STAY CLOSED FOR 20 MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PURSE SNATCHING-TRX-VOTOPS


WATCH YOUR BACK --

THERE'S A PURSE SNATCHER ON THE LOOSE IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE WOMAN IN THIS VIDEO.

THE TWO WOMEN ARE AT A PUBLIX ON SOUTH DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

ALL OF A SUDDEN --

ONE WOMAN ATTACKS.

SHE GRABS THE OTHER LADY'S PURSE AND RUNS.

IN THE STRUGGLE -- THE SUSPECT BIT THE VICTIM.

SHE GOT AWAY IN A BLACK FORD EXPLORER.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE HER -- CALL CAPE CORAL POLICE. Return to index of stories...


DAUGHTER HIDES DRUGS FOR DAD-OTS SS


TONIGHT -- A CAPE CORAL MAN ACCUSED OF A SHOCKING CRIME -- AND HIS DAUGHTER WAS INVOLVED.

MARCELUS DALE IS ACCUSED OF MAKING HIS DAUGHTER HIDE 14 BAGS OF HEROIN IN HER PANTS DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

OFFICERS SAY HE HANDED THE GIRL THE DRUGS AFTER HE WAS PULLED OVER ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD.

THE GIRL LATER ADMITTED TO POLICE THAT HER FATHER MADE HER HOLD IT AND HIDE IT.

SHE WAS LATER PICKED UP BY AN AUNT.

HE FACES DRUG AND CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


EMERGENCY LANDING AT RSW-VOWIPE


A SPIRIT AIRLINES PLANE LEAVING R-S-W HEADED TO CHICAGO -- DIDN'T GO FAR.

FIRE CREWS WERE ON STAND BY AS FLIGHT 220 MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING AT RSW.

AN OFFICIAL WITH SPIRIT TELLS A-B-C 7 THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM OF THE PLANE.

WE SPOKE TO A MAN WHO SAW THE PLANE LAND. Return to index of stories...


EMERGENCY LANDING AT RSW-SOTVO


Dan Coyne

Witness

"When the plane coming around the corner they followed it in right

behind it. And I didn't think that was normal.

"A little alarming?"

"Yes, a little alarming"

THE PLANE LANDED SAFELY.

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


DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VOWIPE


CAPE CORAL COULD BECOME THE NEXT CITY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS.

RIGHT NOW PUNTA GORDA IS THE ONLY ONE.

BUT ON MONDAY --

CAPE CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT THIS.

IF ADOPTED - THE REGISTRY WOULD GIVE UNMARRIED COUPLES -- BOTH GAY AND STRAIGHT -- WHOSE MARRIAGES AREN'T RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE - CERTAIN RIGHTS.

THINGS LIKE HOSPITAL VISITS - HEATH CARE DECISIONS - AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS-

A-B-C 7 SAT DOWN WITH A CAPE CORAL SAME-SEX COUPLE WHO HOPES CITY LEADERS WILL ADOPT THE ORDINANCE. Return to index of stories...


DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-SOTVO


06:59:09 "It's a basic civil rights issue, anybody who sees it any

different, I'm sorry they are wrong, I mean they'd say I am, but it is

a civil rights issue." Shelly Komito and Abbe Forman

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS TELL US THEY EXPECT HEATED DISCUSSION MONDAY.

ADVOCATES FOR THE REGISTRY SAY THEY'LL ALSO PRESENT THE IDEA TO LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


BEE ATTACK-VOWIPE


TODAY --

WE CHECKED IN ON A LANDSCAPING CREW THAT ENCOUNTERED AN UNHAPPY BEE HIVE AND A SWARM OF BEES WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

THE CAPE CORAL WORKERS -- SOME ALLERGIC TO THE BEES - RECEIVED DOZENS OF STINGS.

SINCE THEN - THOSE BEES WERE REMOVED.

TODAY - BEEKEEPER KEITH COUNCELL HEADED BACK OUT TO CLEAR A FEW MORE HIVES.

HE TELLS US HE KEEPS PRETTY BUSY THIS TIME OF YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BEE ATTACK-SOTVO


:09

KEITH COUNCELL, FLORIDA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOC.

180310 cabbage and brazilian peppers kind of make the bees a little testy.we have to be more in tune with what's going on.

KEITH COUNCELL SAYS THIS HIVE WE SAW HIM CLEARING IS BIGGER THAN THE ONE INVOLVED IN YESTERDAY'S STINGS.

HE SUGGESTS ANYONE WHO COMES ACROSS SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO CALL THE EXPERTS.

WHATEVER YOU DO - DO NOT TRY TREATING THE INSECTS YOURSELF.

THIS OFTEN MAKES THINGS MUCH WORSE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING SITE-VOWIPE


A-B-C 7 WENT ALONG TODAY AS THE CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING SITE IN COLLIER COUNTY WAS OPENED TO THE MEDIA.

IT'S THE COLLIER HOGAN SITE OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD WHERE THE STATE CLAIMS IT CAUGHT THE DAN A HUGHES OIL COMPANY -- DRILLING ILLEGALLY.

THE OPERATION -- YOU CAN SEE -- IS AT A STANDSTILL.

THAT'S BECAUSE LAST WEEK THE COMPANY CLOSED DOWN THE WELL TEMPORARILY.

AS YOU KNOW -- THIS ISSUE IS HEADED TO COURT.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COMPANY.

HUGHES OFFICIALS CLAIM THE STATE HAS PUT OUT A LOT OF LIES AND THEY WANT TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING SITE-SOTVO


Kristin Kremers, Dan A Hughes Official

17:25:33-:49

To say we're disappointed is an understatement with the behavior of the DEP. We have tried to be in compliance, we have tried to communicate, we have been held to standards no other operator at least down here have been held to.

A-B-C 7 CALLED THE DEP FOR COMMENT -- BUT WE HAVEN'T HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


CHEMICAL SPILL LATEST-VOWIPE


DEJA VU IN COLLIER COUNTY.

HOURS AFTER EIGHT GALLONS OF ACRYLLIC PAINT COATING SPILLED IN NAPLES --

IT HAPPENED AGAIN TODAY.

CREWS WENT BACK TO WORK THIS MORNING OFF HORSESHOE DRIVE.

BUT A MAJOR DOWNPOUR WASHED EVEN MORE OF THE WATER-BASED SUBSTANCE OFF THE ROOF -- AND INTO THE DRAIN.

THE CITY OF NAPLES BROUGHT OUT CREWS TO PUMP OUT THE WATER.

THEY ESTIMATE ANOTHER THREE TO FOUR THOUSAND GALLONS NEEDS TO BE PUMPED OUT -- HOPING TO BE DONE BY THE END OF THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


CHEMICAL SPILL LATEST-SOTVO


it's happening too much anymore you know we're really concerned about our bay we're really concerned abotu our environment so we take these issues very seriously.

THE CONTRACTOR ADMITS IT WAS A BAD IDEA TO TRY TO FINISH THE PROJECT THIS MORNING.

THEY'RE EXPECTING TO FOOT THE BILL -- WHICH MAY RUN INTO THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING FIGHT-VOWIPE


A FLORIDA JUDGE SAID TODAY -- REDRAWING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAPS BEFORE THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS IS UNLIKELY.

TWO WEEKS AGO -- THE JUDGE RULED STATE LAWMAKERS ILLEGALLY MAPPED OUT THE DISTRICTS IN 2012 TO FAVOR REPUBLICANS.

THE LEON COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS SAYS THE CHANGE NEED TO BE MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

THE PROBLEM IS THE PRIMARY IS NEXT MONTH --

AND MANY ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT OUT. Return to index of stories...


REDISTRICTING FIGHT-SOTVO


"You have an elections process which is already ongoing. It's difficult to see how you fold one into the already existing election, but I don't see an objection to having a special election to decide the issue of the illegal districts."

THE JUDGE DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DISTRICTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA, BUT IF REPUBLICANS HAVE TO RE-DRAW THE ENTIRE STATE MAP, OUR DISTRICTS MAY CHANGE AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE-CLIP


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GOVERNOR'S RACE-BNC VOWIPE


EDUCATION IS TAKING CENTER STAGE IN THE BATTLE FOR GOVERNOR IN FLORIDA.

CHARLIE CRIST WAS IN NORTH FORT MYERS TO TALK WITH LEE COUNTY TEACHERS TODAY.

HE'S ALSO RELEASED A NEW AD TOUTING HIS EDUCATION RECORD VERSES GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S.

CRIST SAYS MANY FLORIDA TEACHERS HE'S TALKING WITH ARE FRUSTRATED. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR'S RACE-SOTVO


Charlie Crist / 03:48:40 A lot of frustration to be honest with you. Frustrated about the level of testing. The emphasis on testing where it should be learning. 03:48:47

CRIST SAYS TEACHERS ARE ALSO UPSET WITH THEIR SALARIES.

THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SAYS THEY'RE AMONG THE LOWEST PAID NATIONWIDE. Return to index of stories...


POLL SHOWS HILLARY TOPS IN FL-VO


ACCORDING TO A NEW QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY SURVEY -- HILLARY CLINTON IS TOPS IN THE USNSHINE STATE.

THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE TOPS REPUBLICANS BY A MARGIN OF 7 TO 21 PERCENTAGE POINTS IN FLORIDA.

THAT G-O-P LIST INCLUDES -- FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH - FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AND NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE.

AMONG THOSE SURVEYED -- 67-PERCENT OF FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS SAY THEY'D BACK CLINTON FOR THEIR PARTY'S NOMINATION.

OVERALL -- FLORIDA VOTERS GAVE CLINTON A 58-PERCENT FAVORABLE RATING. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


TEASE ONE


that exact moment i will never forget

A CAPE CORAL FATHER SHARES HIS PAIN.

YEARS AFTER HE ACCIDENTIALLY LEFT HIS DAUGHTER IN HIS CAR IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE MESSAGE HE HAS TONIGHT FOR PARENTS EVERYWHERE.

AND, THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT NUMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW--

AND HOW THEY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH--

THAT'S IN TONIGHT'S HEALTHY LIVING REPORT.

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


TZ1 A) HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) KNOW YOUR NUMBERS-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


Another hot, humid afternoon is in store for Southwest Florida. Temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, but the heat index will soar back to near 100 degrees. We'll continue to see some sunshine through the lunch hour, with only a few widely isolated showers scraping along some of the immediate coastline.

Then as the sea breeze comes in this afternoon, we'll pick up a few showers and storms. There is drier air working its way into Southwest Florida in the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere, and that will help to cut back on the overall coverage of rain..

By late this afternoon, the majority of the showers and storms should mainly appear in the inland areas of the state.

Then for Friday through the weekend and the start of next week coverage will be even lower, with only isolated afternoon storms expected.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows will be in the mid to upper 70s for the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Another hot, humid afternoon is in store for Southwest Florida. Temperatures will warm into the lower 90s, but the heat index will soar back to near 100 degrees. We'll continue to see some sunshine through the lunch hour, with only a few widely isolated showers scraping along some of the immediate coastline.

Then as the sea breeze comes in this afternoon, we'll pick up a few showers and storms. There is drier air working its way into Southwest Florida in the mid and upper levels of our atmosphere, and that will help to cut back on the overall coverage of rain..

By late this afternoon, the majority of the showers and storms should mainly appear in the inland areas of the state.

Then for Friday through the weekend and the start of next week coverage will be even lower, with only isolated afternoon storms expected.

Highs will stay in the lower 90s and lows will be in the mid to upper 70s for the next 7 days. Return to index of stories...


KNOW YOUR NUMBERS-TCMON


DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS?

NO -- NOT YOUR LOTTO PICKS -- YOUR HEALTH STATISTICS.

DOCTORS SAY THE BEST WAY TO WORK TOWARDS HEALTHY GOALS IS TO KNOW WHERE YOU STAND IN THE MEDICAL NUMBERS GAME.

IN TONIGHT'S A-B-C- 7 HEALTHY LIVNG -- WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE FOUR MOST IMPORTANT NUMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW. Return to index of stories...


KNOW YOUR NUMBERS-PKG


THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH DIGITS. PHONE NUMBERS, PASSWORDS: ALL ARE IMPORTANT.

BUT PHYSICIANS SAY KNOWING YOUR MEDICAL NUMBERS IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFE.

SO WHICH NUMBERS SHOULD YOU KNOW.?

LET'S START WITH BLOOD PRESSURE.

"Blood pressure is important because it's a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease and those are some of the leading causes of death in the U.S."

THEN THERE'S YOUR CHOLESTEROL.

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HDL AND LDL.

"Higher levels of LDL or the bad cholesterol, are associated with an increased risk of developing atherosclerosis disease, meaning heart attacks and strokes. Whereas higher numbers of HDL or good cholesterol are associated with a lower risk."

AND YOUR WEIGHT AND WAIST SIZE ARE IMPORTANT FOR KNOWING YOUR BODY MASS INDEX.

"Patients who are overweight, are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, arthritis, acid reflux, sleep apnea, and even cancer, some estimates that between 15% to 20% cancer deaths in the U.S. are attributable to weight."

BLOOD SUGAR NUMBERS CAN TELL YOU WHETHER YOU MAY BE PRE-DIABETIC.

"Diabetes is a major risk factor also for the development of heart disease, other vascular diseases and kidney disease. "

KNOWING THESE NUMBERS CAN HELP YOU WORK TOWARDS A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATHS-VOWIPE


THE U-S TRANSPORTATION AGENCY AND THE NATION'S NETWORK OF HEADSTARTS HAVE TEAMED UP IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN.

THE "WHERE'S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK" CAMPAIGN IS IN FULL SWING.

IN WASHINGTON D-C TODAY OFFICIALS SPOKE ABOUT THE DANGERS OF LEAVING YOUR CHILDREN IN A HOT VEHICLE

ALSO ON HAND -- REGGIE MCKINNON OF CAPE CORAL.

HIS DAUGHTER PAYTON DIED FOURS YEARS AGO AFTER HE FORGOT ABOUT HER AND LEFT HER IN HIS CAR FOR FOUR HOURS. Return to index of stories...


HOT CAR DEATHS-SOTVO


I made a promise.happen to another child"

HEATSTROKE CAUSED BY LEAVING A CHILD UNINTENDED IN A HOT VEHICLE KILLS IN MINUTES.

45 KIDS DIED LAST YEAR BECAUSE THEY WERE LEFT UNATTENDED IN A HOT VEHICLE.

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COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


THE MINNESOTA TWINS WERE SET TO INDUCT A FORMER STAR INTO IT'S HALL OF FAME-- UNTIL HE GOT ARRESTED -- WE'LL EXPLAIN

PLUS--- BUCCANNEERS REPORT TO CAMP-- WEARING ROBES-- AND OTHER THINGS-- HEAR FROM BUCS 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...


CHARCO CRANE COLLAPSE


AN UPDATE TO A TRAFFIC ALERT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- NORTBOUND LANES OF U-S 41 ARE NOW OPEN BETWEEN HARBOR BOULEVARD AND CONWAY BOULEVARD.

A CRANE THAT TOPPLED ONTO THE ROAD HAS BEEN MOVED.

THE SCENE SHOULD BE CLEAR IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND ALL LANES WILL BE REOPENED.

F-P-L WILL BE OUT THERE WORKING TO REPAIR THE DAMAGED WIRES AND TURN ON POWER.

THEY'RE NOT EXPECTED TO BE DONE UNTIL ABOUT 3 A-M. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ 7 1) LIGHTNING STRIKE 911 CALL-SOTVO


Witness

:00:09 Were watching these two people walk on the beach and they

literally just got struck by lightning.

THE MOMENT THREE LIVES CHANGED--

ABC 7 HAS THE 9-1-1 CALLS THE DAY THREE PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH--

NEW AT 7--

THE RESCUE EFFORTS--

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TZ 7 2) TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING-VOTOPS


GET READY TO SAVE SOME CASH--

WHEN TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR TAX FREE SCHOOL SHOPPING--

AND WHAT'S ON THE TAX FREE LIST--

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


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-POPMON


HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE. AND HAPPY NATIONAL TAQUILLA DAY. SO BOTTOMS UP. LAST SEASON THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS WENT BOTTOMS UP---- GOING 4-12 ON THE YEAR---- MISSING OUT ON THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE 6TH STRAIGHT YEAR---- FORTUNATE FOR THE BUCS--- THIS IS A NEW YEAR WITH A NEW HEAD COACH---- THEY EVEN HAVE NEW UNIFORMS---- Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-VOTOPS


TODAY THE BUCCANEERS ARRIVED AT CAMP --- PLAYERS FILTERING IN ---

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 Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


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...


BLACKMON-VOTOPS


STICKING WITH THE POLICE BLOTTER---

JAGUAR WIDE RECEIVER -- IS IN TROUBLE AGAIN

--- HE WAS ARRESTED IN OKLAHOMA ON WEDNESDAY FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA----

BLACKMON IS ALREADY SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY FOR REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF NFL'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY------ Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-POPMON


WITH THE TRADE DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES-- WILL THE RED SOX BE BUYERS--- SELLERS--- OR SPECTATORS---- BOSTON STARTS THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON-- IN LAST PLACE-- BUT ACCORDING TO GENERAL MANAGER-- BEN CHERINGTON -- THE SOX ARE NOT THROWING IN THE TOWEL JUST YET-- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS


RED SOX NORTH OF THE BOARDER TAKING ON THE BLUE JAYS

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 Return to index of stories...


POLANCO-VOTOPS


FORT MYERS MIRACLE --- SHORT STOP -- JORGE POLANCO IS MAKING THE QUICK RISE TO THE MAJOR LEAGUES ONCE AGAIN--

--- POLANCO IS REJOINING THE MINNESOTA TWINS ---

-- HE WAS CALLED UP EARLIER THIS YEAR-- BATTING 400 FOR THE TWINS ----

--- POLANCO IS JUST 21 YEARS OLD Return to index of stories...


KNOBLAUCH-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF THE TWINS--- FORMER 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...


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...


TOUR DE FRANCE-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...


FUN SPORTS


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


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