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DIRECTORS PAGE FINANCIAL CLUES TO CHEATING-VIDBOX-OC
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP #FIRE CHALLENGE TREND-EANIBOX
FATAL LEHIGH CRASH-VOTOPS-SS #FIRE CHALLENGE TREND-PKG
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP B #FIRE CHALLENGE TREND-ONCAM
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-TC-SOTVO-CG-TC MAN LASHES OUT AT JUDGE-SOTVO
CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVO CSECTION CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP CSECTION CONTROVERSY-SOT-SS-OC
VENICE PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS-OC COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO-SS-OC GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-VOTOPS
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP B TEASE TWO-POP
SUSPECTS NAMED THEATER SHOOTING-VOTOPS TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SS-VO-WIPE NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-EANIBOX-FLY TB BUCS-POMON
NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-SOTVO TB BUCS-VOTTOPS
BONITA ROAD PROJECT-VO-WIPE TB BUCS-SOTTOPS
BONITA ROAD PROJECT-SOTVO MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
CAPE STREETLIGHT UPDATE-SS-VO MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-TRX-NATSVO-OC HENKE BERG-POPMON
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-VOTOPS HENKE BERG-VOTOPS
FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-SOTVO HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS
SCAMMERS POSE AS POLICE-CG(RVL) 5 LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS
SAME SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE-ONCAM RAYS BREWERS-POPMON
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP RAYS BREWERS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS
TZ1A FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO MARLINS-VOTOPS
TZ1B GETTING ONLINE DATES-VOTOPS STERLING-VOTOPS
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-PWC TOSS TO BREAK-POP
WEATHER-WXWALL GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-VO-WIPE
TZ EXTRA------------ GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-SOTVO
A) FIRE CHALLENGE-VOTOPS THE NEW HANDSHAKE-VO
B) FINANCIAL CLUES TO CHEATING-VOTOPS CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT
GETTING ONLINE DATES-TC-CG-TC  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


"it's not me!"

EXPLOSION *AT* THE JUDGE!

NOW AT 11 --

WHAT TRIGGERED THIS FLORIDA MAN'S OUTBURST.

YOU'LL SEE THE REST!

PLUS --

BIG SUPPORT *AND* SOME OPPOSITION TONIGHT!

WHY SOME PEOPLE IN CAPE CORAL -- INCLUDING COUNCILMEN -- DON'T THINK UNMARRIED COUPLES THAT LIVE TOGETHER --

SHOULD HAVE RIGHTS!

AND BREAD CRUMBS IN THEIR POCKETBOOK!

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR PARTNER'S CHEATING ON YOU --

BY CHECKING THEIR FINANCES.

YOUR NEWS AT 11 ON 7 STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FATAL LEHIGH CRASH-VOTOPS-SS


IT STARTS WITH BREAKING NEWS.

A 23 YEAR OLD WOMAN IS DEAD TONIGHT --

KILLED IN A ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

WE'VE JUST LEARNED FROM DEPUTIES --

CRYSTAL CUDNEY OF ALVA WAS DRIVING A FORD PICK-UP.

HER BOYFRIEND -- 41-YEAR-OLD BRAD GARDNER OF FORT MYERS -- WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

SHE LOST CONTROL AND THE TRUCK ROLLED OVER ON HENRY AVENUE TONIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY CUDNEY WAS KILLED.

GARDNER SERIOUSLY INJURED. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP B


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-TC-SOTVO-CG-TC


GAY OR STRAIGHT --

COUPLES IN CAPE CORAL WANT LEGAL RIGHTS IF THEY'RE NOT MARRIED.

TONIGHT -- THEY GATHERED TO LEARN HOW A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP ORDINANCE COULD CHANGE THEIR LIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST CITY.

it doesn't begin to compare to the kinds of rights that a marriage would confer:08

THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL WILL CONSIDER A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP REGISTRY.

RIGHT NOW PUNTA GORDA IS THE ONLY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY TO RECOGNIZE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP.

THE REGISTRY WOULD ALLOW GAY AND STRAIGHT COUPLES SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS.

THOSE INCLUDE: EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS, HEALTHCARE DECISIONS, FUNERAL DECISIONS, AND HOSPITAL AND JAIL VISITATION.

SOME SUPPORT IT -

OTHERS INCLUDING MEMBERS OF COUNCIL - SAY THE PROPOSAL VIOLATES FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP-SOTVO


Abbe Forman

Cape Coral

30:17

i would love to be able to have the knowledge that if god forbid something was to happen to my partner that the hospital couldnt turn me away:23

Richard Kudla

Cape Coral

15:51

they can talk about civil rights or personal rights as much as they want, it has absolutely nothing to do with the law:58

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.

THE CITY ATTORNEY HAS TO DRAFT AN ORDINANCE. IT WILL THEN BE UP FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION BEFORE COUNCIL VOTES. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-SSTOPS-OC


RIGHT NOW --

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN SAINT. PETERSBURG.

AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY A PLANE SUNDAY --

WHILE WALKING THE BEACH IN SARASOTA.

HER FATHER WAS KILLED.

TODAY --

ABC7 DISCOVERED THE PILOT RADIOED IN A DISTRESS CALL --

THEN LANDED ON THE SAND.

OMMY IRIZARRY -- A SERGEANT IN OUR MILITARY -- AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA WERE HIT. Return to index of stories...


VENICE PLANE CRASH-SOTVO-SS-OC


8:10-

Caller: "We're on Casperson beach right now."

Dispatch: Is this about the plane crash?

Caller: The plane came down and hit my friend's husband and daughter

Dispatch: "We have help on the way right now."

TONIGHT WE'RE ALSO LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE PILOT, KARL KOKOMOOR.

HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF DMK ASSOCIATES -- AN ENGINEERING FIRM IN VENICE.

HE HASN'T RESPONDED TO ABC-7'S REQUESTS FOR COMMENT.

BUT HIS COMPANY TELLS US -- KOKOMOOR IS HELPING THE F-A-A WITH THE INVESTIGATION.

THE N-T-S-B HAS THE LEAD ON THIS.

AGENTS WILL INSPECT THE PLANE TO INVESTIGATE WHO - IF ANYONE - IS AT FAULT.

THAT COULD TAKE A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP B


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTS NAMED THEATER SHOOTING-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS AT 11 --

MANATEE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS HAVE TWO SUSPECTS IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

TERIA'LE RAWLS WAS SHOT-AND-KILLED AT A BRADENTON MOVIE THEATER EARLY THIS MORNING.

TONIGHT --

DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR 19-YEAR-OLD FRANK BRUCE AND 19-YEAR-OLD JASPER DUDLEY.

BRUCE A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STAR.

HE WAS ARRESTED DURING HIS SENIOR YEAR FOR HAVING A GUN ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SS-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT A NORTH NAPLES COMMUNITY WANTS ANSWERS ON A TEEN'S DEATH.

THE TEEN WAS FOUND FLOATING IN A POND OFF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD OVER THE WEEKEND.

16 YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN CASTALO WAS FOUND FACE DOWN IN HIS COMMUNITY POND SATURDAY MORNING.

A NEIGHBOR TRIED TO RESCUE HIM -- BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES TEEN DEATH-SOTVO


something happened, happened there, and we don't know what it is.

I'd like to know

AUTHORITIES ARE STILL INVESTIGATING -- AND WAITING ON AUTOPSY RESULTS. Return to index of stories...


NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-EANIBOX-FLY


BRAND NEW AT 11 --

VANDALS STRUCK AT A NORTH FORT MYERS LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL FIELD.

AND TONIGHT ORGANIZERS WANT THE CULPRITS CAUGHT.

IT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND AT NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

THE VANDALS SPRAY PAINTED ON DUG OUTS, WALLS, EVEN THE SCOREBOARD.

IT'S A COUNTY-RUN PARK --

SO CREWS WILL PAINT OVER THE WORDS.

BUT THE SCORE BOARD IS A DIFFERENT STORY.

PEPSI SPONSORS IT ---

AND IT'S THE LEAGUES JOB TO MAINTAIN IT. Return to index of stories...


NFM BASEBALL FIELD VANDALIZED-SOTVO


31:38 -:45 BILL LEMMERMAN - LEAGUE PRESIDENT

"I would hope these kids or whoever did it would learn a lesson, they probably won't until they get caught and have to pay for it."

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE VANDALS --

CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SUBSTATION IN NORTH FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ROAD PROJECT-VO-WIPE


NEW AT 11 --

BACK TO SQUARE ONE.

BONITA SPRINGS WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A WAY TO EASE TRAFFIC ON A CONGESTED LEE COUNTY ROAD.

BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED AGAINST WIDENING BONITA BEACH ROAD.

CREWS WERE SET TO ADD ANOTHER LANE EAST AND WESTBOUND FROM OLD 41 TO US 41.

ONE DRIVER TELLS ABC 7, HE WANTS RELIEF TO THE BUSY ROADWAY. Return to index of stories...


BONITA ROAD PROJECT-SOTVO


Dustin Cloud/ driver

"It's extremely crowded all the time. I fight traffic daily. It's hard

to get places. It is."

WIDENING THE ROAD WOULD HAVE COST 11-MILLION DOLLARS.

CITY LEADERS HAVEN'T SAID HOW THEY PLAN TO EASE CONGESTION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE STREETLIGHT UPDATE-SS-VO


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FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-TRX-NATSVO-OC


"strong winds"

"heavy rains"

"large waves"

HURRICANES COULD UNLEASH STRONG WINDS --

HEAVY RAIN --

MENACING WAVES.

AND ABC7 WANTED TO KNOW --

IS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA READY FOR THAT.

WELL, TONIGHT, WE FOUND --

FORT MYERS BEACH IS NOT.

THEIR EMERGENCY PLAN --

IS ACTUALLY OUTDATED. Return to index of stories...


FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-VOTOPS


THE TOWN'S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN IS NOT UP TO FEMA CODES.

AFTER HURRICANE CHARLEY --

THERE WERE SOME CHALLENGES FOR RESIDENTS TRYING TO GET BACK ONTO ESTERO ISLAND.

FORT MYERS BEACH TWEAKED THEIR PLAN THEN.

BUT THEY HAVEN'T TOUCHED IT SINCE.

ONE ISSUE.

THE 174 PAGE DOCUMENT --

THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE EASY FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND --

LISTS THE HOLIDAY INN AS THE SPOT FOR FOOD AND WATER AFTER A DISASTER.

ONLY THERE ISN'T A HOLIDAY INN ON FORT MYERS BEACH ANYMORE. Return to index of stories...


FMB HURRICANE EVAC PLAN-SOTVO


:00-:08 Tiffany Wylle, Ohio "For me of that's where I think I'm supposed to go, that's what I would be looking for. So the whole time that this hurricane is coming you're looking for a place that doesn't exist."

:08-:14 Rexanne Hasafros, Councilmember "I started looking at the document and though you know this really isn't workable in an emergency. It's just so long."

COUNCILMEMBER REXANNE HASAFROS NOTICED THE PLAN WAS OUTDATED AND ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO UPDATE IT.

SHE HOPES TO HAVE A SHORTER VERSION READY FOR YOU TO READY BY OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


SCAMMERS POSE AS POLICE-CG(RVL) 5


IT'S A NEW PHONE SCAM --

DEMANDING MONEY -- AND SMEARING YOUR GOOD NAME.

OFFICERS IN CAPE CORAL SAY SCAMMERS ARE POSING AS DETECTIVES.

TODAY - THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT RECEIVED FOUR CALLS --

FROM NEW YORK -- PENNSYLVANIA - UTAH AND TEXAS.

IN THREE OF THE INCIDENTS --

MEN HAVE RECEIVED A TEXT CLAIMING THEY'RE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR SOLICITING A 17 YEAR-OLD MINOR AND ATTEMPTED SEXUAL BATTERY.

THEY'RE INSTRUCTED TO CONTACT THE SENDER -- AND HAND OVER 800 DOLLARS TO STOP END THE INVESTIGATION.

IF YOU'VE RECEIVED ONE OF THESE TEXT MESSAGES -- CALL THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. Return to index of stories...


SAME SEX MARRIAGE UPDATE-ONCAM


TWO MEN THAT ARE CHALLENGING THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE --

ARE HOPING TO GET FLORIDA'S SUPREME COURT INVOLVED.

THE LAWYERS REPRESENTING THE MONROE COUNTY COUPLE FILED A MOTION TODAY --

ASKING FOR THIS TO MOVE TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT.

WHAT THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY SAYING IS --

THIS IS GOING THERE ANYWAY.

IT WILL MOVE UP THE APPEALS LADDER.

LET'S JUST SKIP THE STEPS AND GO THERE NOW. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


"hey, I lit myself on fire -- will you date me?"

MAYBE THEY WANT THAT.

MAYBE ATTENTION.

MAYBE THRILLS.

WHATEVER IT IS --

SOME TEENS ARE SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE!

THE NEW DISTURBING TREND EVERY MOM AND DAD SHOULD KNOW ABOUT --

BEFORE THEY GO TO BED.

PLUS --

THE SECRETS TO *SUCCESSFUL* ONLINE DATING!

WE REVEAL FIVE WAYS TO GET ATTENTION ON MATCH-DOT-COM --

FROM THE PEOPLE WHO GET THE MOST.

TIP NUMBER ONE -- NO SELFIES.

YOU'LL HEAR THE OTHER FOUR.

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


TZ1A FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO


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TZ1B GETTING ONLINE DATES-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


FORECAST: QUIET THIS EVENING WITH SOME RAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY

Quiet conditions will continue into the overnight hours with only a couple spots of rain drifting in from the Gulf.

By Tuesday morning, we'll keep the door open for another round of isolated morning showers or even a thunderstorm. A few of these downpours may linger into the afternoon on Tuesday.

Aside from a few passing downpours, expect a mix of sunshine and clouds with temperatures warming into the low to mid 90s.

A few scattered thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon on Tuesday.

We'll see another uptick in rain chances by Wednesday as more moisture builds in from the north, and with our winds coming in from the Gulf, rain will be possible during the morning hours as well.

We continue with scattered rain and storms in our forecast from Thursday into the weekend, but the weekend activity likely won't affect us until the afternoon and evening.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We're tracking a tropical wave in the central Atlantic that's been becoming better organized over the last couple of days.

It's a good possibility that this feature will develop into a tropical depression or perhaps a tropical storm by the middle of the week. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the wave with a 50% chance of development in the next two days and 70% in the next five.

The track through the end of the week will be west, taking this feature toward the Windward Islands by the weekend.

Most forecast models suggest this storm eventually recurve to the north by next week, but it's still too soon to know for sure. We'll continue tracking this tropical wave throughout the week in the NBC 2 First Alert Hurricane Tracker Center. Return to index of stories...


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


THEY'RE *LITERALLY* PLAYING WITH FIRE --

AND GETTING BURNED!

ABC7 INVESTIGATES THE NEWEST TREND TONIGHT --

WHY TEENS ARE PURPOSELY SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE!

PLUS --

CLUES IN THE CHECKBOOK!

HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE IS CHEATING -

BY SIMPLY CHECKING THEIR WALLET.

IN JUST 30 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) FIRE CHALLENGE-VOTOPS


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B) FINANCIAL CLUES TO CHEATING-VOTOPS


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GETTING ONLINE DATES-TC-CG-TC


IN THE LAST DECADE --

GOING ONLINE HAS CHANGED THE DATING GAME.

BUT WHAT IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE RULES?

CREATING THE PERFECT ONLINE DATING PROFILE -- ONE THAT WILL GET YOU ATTENTION -- IS NOT EASY.

SO WE ASKED ONLINE DATING EXPERTS SOME SECRETS.

HERE ARE FOUR.

ONE --

TAKE FULL BODY SHOTS.

IT SHOWS OFF YOUR PERSONALITY --

BODY STYLE AND EVEN FASHION SENSE.

TWO --

WRITE CAPTIONS ON YOUR PHOTOS --

THINK OF WHAT YOU WERE SAYING WHEN THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN.

DON'T JUST WRITE "HERE'S ME AND MY BFF."

ANOTHER DON'T --

DON'T JUST LIST ADJECTIVES.

BE MORE SPECIFIC.

INSTEAD OF SAYING I'M FUNNY.

SAY YOU ENJOY DOING STAND-UP COMEDY.

FINALLY -- IF YOU FEEL A CONNECTION.

MAKE A MOVE.

THE POINT OF ONLINE DATING -- IS TO ACTUALLY FIND SOMEONE TO DATE IN REAL LIFE. Return to index of stories...


FINANCIAL CLUES TO CHEATING-VIDBOX-OC


NOW TO THE COUPLES WHO'VE LANDED MR OR MRS RIGHT --

OR SO THEY THOUGHT.

TONIGHT -- A NEW REPORT ON CHEATING.

ACCORDING TO MONEY TREE DOT COM --

IF YOU'RE SUSPICIOUS --

FOLLOW THE PAPER TRAIL.

HERE ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS.

THE FAMILY CELL PHONE BILL GOES UP --

OR YOUR SPOUSE BRINGS HOME A SECOND PHONE --

SPECIFICALLY USED FOR "WORK."

WATCH THE MAILBOX.

IF MAIL DISAPPEARS THE MOMENT IT SHOWS UP -

THEY MAY BE TRYING TO INTERCEPT THE CELL PHONE BILL -- A CREDIT CARD BILL --

OR EVEN A LOVE LETTER.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST --

GASSING UP THE CAR MORE OFTEN.

IT COULD MEAN YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER DRIVING AROUND MORE THAN USUAL.

EVEN IF YOU HAVE THE MOST LOYAL SPOUSE IN THE WORLD --

BEING AWARE OF THEIR FINANCES IS A GOOD IDEA. Return to index of stories...


EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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#FIRE CHALLENGE TREND-EANIBOX


PERHAPS FORREST GUMP SAID IT BEST --

STUPID IS, AS STUPID DOES.

AND THE STUPIDITY YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE --

IS NOW SHOWING UP ON THE INTERNET IN ALL ITS FOOLISH GLORY.

TEENAGERS ARE SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE -- INTENTIONALLY.

THEN POSTING IT ONLINE --

FULFILLING WHAT THEY CALL THE "FIRE CHALLENGE." Return to index of stories...


#FIRE CHALLENGE TREND-PKG


'nats of dousing with alcohol'

THEY DOUSE THEMSELVES WITH ALCOHOL.

'nats of showering'

THEY POUR PLENTY --

WITH THE SHOWER SPLASHING NEARBY.

"don't pour it, don't pour it on."

AND THEN --

THEY PRESS THE LIGHTER.

STOP THE VIDEO.

WE WON'T SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENS NEXT --

BUT PICTURE FLAMES RIPPLING ACROSS THEIR CHEST.

SCREAMS HURTLING THROUGH THE AIR.

AND FOOLISH TEENAGE CACKLES --

UNAWARE BURNS LIKE THIS CAN LAST FOREVER.

"to get attention, to be cool in front of their friends maybe."

TEENS WE TALKED TO FOUND IT FUNNY --

YET DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE MOTIVATION.

BUT FIREFIGHTERS DID UNDERSTAND WHY IT'S NOT FUNNY.

"it's one thing to see accidental burn injuries but when we see kids playing with fire for thrill seeking behavior we're especially disturbed by that."

EVEN IF THE THRILL SEEKERS AND ATTENTION SEEKERS CAN QUICKLY SNUFF OUT THE FIRE WITH A SHOWER HEAD --

THEY STILL CALL IT A RECIPE FOR DISASTER.

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#FIRE CHALLENGE TREND-ONCAM


THEY ADD --

FLESH BURNS IMMEDIATELY.

ONE KENTUCKY 15-YEAR-OLD LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY --

SUFFERING SECOND-DEGREE BURNS TRYING TO PULL OFF THIS CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


MAN LASHES OUT AT JUDGE-SOTVO


A FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE'S INNOCENT --

BUT THEY WAY HE SAID IT --

HAS HIM SITTING IN JAIL TONIGHT.

"It's your honor because I'm innocent. I'm innocent! It's not me. It's not me, man. You got the wrong person.

ANTON HENDRICKS WAS DENIED BOND FOR THAT OUTBURST.

HE'S CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF A 19 YEAR OLD WOMAN. Return to index of stories...


CSECTION CONTROVERSY-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHERS ARE ALARMED AT THE RATE C-SECTIONS ARE CLIMBING.

TODAY ABC7 FOUND OUT -- MOST MOTHERS WHO'VE ALREADY HAD A C-SECTION --

WILL KEEP HAVING THEM.

THIS YEAR ALONE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL --

ONLY 40 MOTHERS HAVE DELIVERED BY VAGINAL BIRTH -- AFTER PREVIOUSLY HAVING C-SECTIONS.

YESTERDAY -- DOZENS PROTESTED PORT CHARLOTTE HOSPITAL'S DECISION TO PERFORM A C-SECTION.

THE MOTHER DIDN'T WANT IT. Return to index of stories...


CSECTION CONTROVERSY-SOT-SS-OC


"If that woman says no way I refuse to have a c section then you cannot take that person to the operating room but they need to know your baby may not survive."

THE NEW MOTHER AT THE CENTER OF THIS DEBATE RELEASED A STATEMENT.

SHE SAYS SHE CONSENTED TO SURGERY WHEN LABOR OBVIOUSLY WASN'T PROGRESSING.

LEE MEMORIAL TELL US THEY'RE WORKING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF VAGINAL BIRTHS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-VOTOPS


THE GOVERNOR'S IN THE CAR.

IT'S MOVING.

BUT *NO ONE* IS DRIVING!

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

WHY NO ONE *HAD* TO BE BEHIND THE WHEEL! Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


PGA GOLFER GEORGE MCNEILL BACK HOME-- MENTORING THE GOLF STARS OF TOMORROW-- HEAR FROM GEORGE

CAPE CORAL GRAD-- QUINTON POINTER--- HOPING TO MAKE THE NFL--- TEAM HE GREW UP ROOTING FOR -- HEAR FROM HIM NEXT 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...


TB BUCS-POMON


BELIEVE IT OR NOT-- THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA -- LAS VEGAS--- OFFERS SEVERAL COURSES ON GAMBLING--- AND HOW TO BEAT THE ODDS--- QUINTON POINTER--- A UNLV GRAD-- KNOWS ALL ABOUT BEATING THE ODDS--- HE WAS UNDRAFTED OUT OF COLLEGE--- AND IS NOW TRYING TO KEEP HIS NFL DREAM ALIVE WITH THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS---- Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-VOTTOPS


POINTER SPENT THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF HIS CAREER WITH THE ST. LOUIS RAMS-- PLAYING DEFENSIVE BACK-- BUT MOSTLY ON SPECIAL TEAMS---

--- POINTER-- WHO GRADUATED FROM MARINER HIGH SCHOOL -- WANTS TO MAKE THE MOST OF HIS OPPORTUNITY -- ESPECIALLY--- BEING SO CLOSE TO HOME--- Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE-- ABC-7 WILL BE AT DOLHPHINS CAMP ON TUESDAY----

THE FINS LOOKING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008---

SPEEDY WIDE RECEIVER MIKE WALLACE SAYS THE DOLPHINS WILL BE BETTER -- BECAUSE HE WILL BE BETTER Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-POPMON


PGA GOLFER GEORGE MCNEILL SAYS HE IS A JEANS AND T-SHIRT KIND OF GUY. NOTHING FANCY. HIS GOLF GAME SEEMS TO REFELECT HIS WARDROBE. NOT MUCH FLASH.BUT HE GETS THE JOB DONE. THE MAN HAS 2 PGA TOUR WINS. AN PLENTY OF TOP TEN FINISHES -- TO BOOT--- Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-VOTOPS


BEFORE MCNEILL WAS WINNING ON THE PGA TOUR -- HE WAS WINNING RIGHT HERE IN HIS OWN BACK YARD--- AT TOURNAMENTS LIKE THE --- HENKE BERG JUNIOR MASTERS---

--- A TOURNAMENT THAT'S IN IT'S 21ST YEAR--- WHICH FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG GOLFERS FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND BEYOND --- FIRST ROUND IS WEDNESDAY

MCNEILL WON THE FIRST TWO HENKE BERG MASTERS--- BUT NO ONE HAS ONE MORE THAN --- 3 TIME CHAMP-- CHASE MARINELL---

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HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS


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LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS


NEXT STOP --- SOUTHEAST REGIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT----

CAPE CORAL TAKING ON FORT MYERS---

FORT MYERS GOING TO WORK IN THE FIRST--- THAT IS SAMMY MASSARO---- WITH THE BIG FLY TO LEFT--- THAT'S AN RBI DOUBLE-- FORT MYERS UP -- 1-0 ---

--- SAME INNING--- JAIME DECARLO--- DRIVING IN ANOTHER RUN--- FORT MYERS UP 2-0

--- THEY BEAT CAPE CORAL 4-3--- TWO WINS AWAY FROM THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES-- IN THE JUNIOR DIVISION--

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RAYS BREWERS-POPMON


AS WE ARE ALL -- WELL AWARE-- THERE ARE 12 MONTHS IN A CALENDER YEAR---- UNLESS YOU'RE RAYS MANAGER JOE MADDON--- WHO HAS INVENTED HIS OWN MONTH--- OCT-TEMBER--- MADDON WHO STILL BELIEVES THE RAYS WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS--- SAYS THEY CAN'T WAIT TIL SEPTEMBER TO TURN IT ON-- EVERY GAME COUNTS-- Return to index of stories...


RAYS BREWERS-VOTOPS


RAYS PIPING HOT-- TAKING ON THE BREWERS---

6TH INNING--- BASES JUICE FOR JAMES LONEY--- HITS ONE TO KNOW MAN'S LAND---- THAT DROPS-- 2RUNS SCORE---

RAYS WIN--- 2-1 THAT IS NOW 10 WINS IN THEIR LAST 11 GAMES--- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS


LET'S GOT TO BOSTON--- WHERE THINGS GOT UGLY IN A HURRY -- FOR THE RED SOX---

FIRST INNING-- MELKY CABRERA --- HAS A DATE WITH THE BULLPEN--- 2- RUN SHOT--- 2-0 TORONTO --- AND THEY WERE JUST GETTING WARMED UP--

6TH INNING--- CABRERA UP TO HIS OLD TRICKS--- THIS TIME HE CLEARS THE MONSTER -- WITH A 3 RUN SHOT--

CABRERA WITH 5 RBI-- BLUE JAYS WITH THE SMACK DOWN--- Return to index of stories...


MARLINS-VOTOPS


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STERLING-VOTOPS


FOMER MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALMER IS CLOSER TO BEING THE OWNER OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS---

TODAY A JUDGE RULED IN FAVOR OF THE SALE TO BALMER-- FOR 2 BILLION DOLLARS---

CURRENT CLIPPERS OWNER-- DONALD STERLING SAYS HE WILL FIGHT THE SALE TO THE DEATH Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


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TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

SEE THE FUTURE OF CARS.

THAT DON'T NEED DRIVERS.

STAY RIGHT THERE. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-VO-WIPE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOT A GLIMPSE AT THE FUTURE THIS MORNING.

AUDI TESTED A NEW CAR --

THAT OPERATES WITHOUT A DRIVER!

THE GERMAN CAR COMPANY CALLS IT A-7.

WITH THE HELP OF 22 SENSORS SURROUNDING THE CAR AND ONE CENTRAL COMPUTER --

IT CAN DRIVE SAFELY ON ITS OWN.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING --

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GOVERNOR NO DRIVE CAR-SOTVO


Filip Brabec/Audi Product Management Director

"We definitely do not plan to say you can jump in the backseat, you can

drink your coffee, you can fall asleep, that is not where the technology is."

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT JOINED AUDI FOR A RIDE IN THE DRIVERLESS CAR TODAY --

DOWN TAMPA'S SELMON EXPRESSWAY.

THAT ROAD WAS CLOSED DOWN.

AUDI ADMITS --

IT'LL BE 20 YEARS BEFORE YOU SEE THESE THINGS FOR REAL. Return to index of stories...


THE NEW HANDSHAKE-VO


FORGET THE HANDSHAKE - IT'S TIME FOR THE FIST BUMP.

AS THE FIRST COUPLE HAS SHOW US - EVEN IN FORMAL SETTINGS THE FIST BUMP. IS ALLOWED.

NOW THERE'S A HEALTH REASON TO BACK IT UP.

A NEW STUDY SHOWS FIST BUMPS SPREAD FEWER GERMS.

IN A FIST BUMP YOU SHARE A 20TH OF THE AMOUNT OF BACTERIA SPREAD IN A HANDSHAKE.

HIGH-FIVES PASS ALONG ABOUT HALF THE GERMS AS HANDSHAKES. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


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