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DIRECTORS PAGE HL3) PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-VOTOPS
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
VA REFORM-VOTOPS BNC PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-SOTVO-BNC
VA REFORM-PKG PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-VOTOPS
EBOLA OUTBREAK-VOWIPE PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-SOTVO
EBOLA OUTBREAK-SOTVO TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP B
MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-VO OWNER OF PLANE-VOWIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP OWNER OF PLANE-SOTVO
TEEN AGE KIDNAPPING ARREST-TCMON COVERAGE PROMISE-OCTAG BNR
FL TEEN SHOT IN THEATER-VO MCGREGOR ROAD HOLE PROBLEM-VOWIPE
WILD NATIONAL WEATHER-ANIBOX MCGREGOR ROAD HOLE PROBLEM-SOTVO
a) revere tornado-vo STOP LIGHT ON THE CAPE-SS VO-WIPE
b) ca lightning strike-vo STOP LIGHT ON THE CAPE-SOTVO
c) ca wildfire-vo CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VO
JUDGE STRIKES DOWN DC HANGUN BAN-VO POND WATER TESTING-VOWIPE
SOCIAL SECURITY MEDICARE-OTS POND WATER TESTING-SOTVO
FAMILY FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT-VO FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO-WIPE
FAMILY FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT-SOTVO FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO
WOMAN BURNED BY EX-VOWIPE C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VOWIPE
WOMAN BURNED BY EX-SOTVO C SECTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO OC
CEDAR POINT RIDE ACCIDENT-VO FLORIDA MARIJUANA POLL-SS
TODDLER CRASHES JEEP-VO-OC FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-VOWIPE
COSTA CONORCDIA REACHES DESTINATION-VOTOPS FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-SOTVO
GIRL LEFT ON BUS-VO SHELL FACTORY SAVED-VOWIPE
GIRL LEFT ON BUS-SOTVO SHELL FACTORY SAVED-SOTVO
CO POT HOMELESS PEOPLE-SOTVO VETERAN PAWS DONATION-VOWIPE
CO POT HOMELESS PEOPLE-SOTVO VETERAN PAWS DONATION-SOTVO BNR
MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS-VOWIPE CAPE LOTTERY WINNER-OTS
MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS-SOTVOTOPS NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
DOG SAVES NEIGHBORS-VO TEASE ONE
DOG SAVES NEIGHBORS-SOTVO TZ1 A) RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) DOGS CAN BE JEALOUS-VOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ WX TEASE-WXWALL
TZ4 A MMA CLERK FIGHTS OFF ROBBERS-SOTVO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 B SHARK SHIELD-VO WEATHER-PWC
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL WEATHER-WXWALL
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-TCMON
FORECAST-PHC RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-PKG
FORECAST-WXWALL DOGS CAN BE JEALOUS-VO
MMA CLERK FIGHTS OFF ROBBERS-VO IN TCMON COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
MMA CLERK FIGHTS OFF ROBBERS-PKG TEASE TWO-POP
FL TOPS IN SCARIEST STATES-VO SS TZ2 SPORTS-VO
SHARK SHIELD-VOWIPE WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
SHARK SHIELD-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP B
WONDER WOMAN-VO TZ 7 1) FMB HURRICANE PLAN-VOTOPS
RED LOBSTER NEW OWNER-CG RVL TZ 7 2) FL TEEN SHOT IN THEATER-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FIVE------------ HENKE BERG-POPMON
TZ5 A FSU MURDER LATEST-VO HENKE BERG-VOTOPS
FSU MURDER LATEST-TCMON HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS
FSU MURDER LATEST-PKG TITLEHOLDERS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP URBAN MEYER-POPMON
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ URBAN MEYER-VOTOPS
TZ 6 1) TEMPLE VANDALIZED-NATSVO URBAN MEYER-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 2) VET PAWS DONATION-VOTOPS MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
TZ 6 3) RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT RAY RICE-VOTOPS
HEADLINES LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS
HL1) FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL2) MCGREGOR ROAD HOLE PROBLEM-SOTVO GOODBYE-4SHOT


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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VA REFORM-VOTOPS BNC


OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

GOOD NEWS FOR OUR VETERANS.

HOUSE AND SENATE NEGOTIATORS HAVE AGREED ON A COMPROMISE TO FIX THE V-A SYSTEM THAT LEFT THOUSANDS OF VETERANS WAITING FOR MEDICAL CARE

IT EVEN COST SOME THEIR LIVES.

AS A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS EXPLAINS -- IT AUTHORIZES BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN EMERGENCY MONEY FOR NEW DOCTORS, NEW NURSES, AND NEW CLINICS. Return to index of stories...


VA REFORM-PKG


IT TOOK SOME TENSE NEGOTIATIONS. BUT TWO LAWMAKERS SAY THEY'VE HAMMERED

OUT A BI-PARTISAN DEAL THAT PROVIDES AT LEAST 15 BILLION DOLLARS IN

EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

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Rep. Bernie Sanders

I-VT

bill makes certain we address immediate crisis of vets wating for health

care

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Rep. Jeff Miller

R-FL

This agreement will go a long way to helping resolve the crisis that exists

out there today

BACK IN MAY, THE V-A CAME UNDER FIRE WHEN REPORTS CAME OUT THAT AT DOZENS

OF FACILITIES AROUND THE NATION.VETERANS WERE WAITING MONTHS TO GET

TREATMENT.

FAMILIES SPOKE OUT ABOUT LOVED ONE WHO THEY SAY DIED BECAUSE THEY COULDNT

QUICKLY GET THE CARE THEY NEEDED.

THE SCANDAL LED TO THE RESIGNATION UNDER PRESSURE OF THE LONG-TIME V-A

SECRETARY - GENERAL ERIC SHINSEKI.

THE BI-PARTISAN LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TODAY ADDRESSES TWO KEY ISSUES THAT

LAWMAKERS SAY CONTRIBUTED TO MANY OF THE VA'S PROBLEMS.

FIRST, IT PROVIDES 10 BILLION DOLLARS TO CONTRACT CARE OUTSIDE OF THE V-A

-- REQUIRING THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY PRIVATE DOCTORS TO TREAT VETERANS WHO ARE

FACING LONG WAIT TIMES OR VETERANS WHO LIVE AT LEAST 40 MILES FROM A VA

FACILITY.

SECOND, THE BILL PROVIDES 5 BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE V-A TO ADD DOCTORS AND

ESTABLISH 27 NEW HEALTH CLINICS AROUND THE NATION.

IT'S A HEFTY PRICE TAG - AND 12 BILLION OF IT IS NEW SPENDING.

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Rep. Bernie Sanders

I-VT

Planes and tanks and guns are a cost - so is taking care of men and women

who fight our battles

KAREN TRAVERS ON CAMERA:

THE LEGISLATION NEEDS TO BE APPROVED BY THE HOUSE AND SENATEAND THE CLOCK

IS TICKING. CONGRESS IS SCHEDULED TO LEAVE FOR ITS FIVE-WEEK SUMMER RECESS

ON THURSDAY.

KAREN TRAVERS, ABC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA OUTBREAK-VOWIPE


IT'S BEING CALLED THE WORST OUTBREAK EVER OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST DISEASES ON EARTH - THE EBOLA VIRUS.

AND TONIGHT -- TWO AMERICANS HAVE BEEN INFECTED.

THE TWO ARE IN WEST AFRICA -- TRYING TO SAVE LIVES -- AND NOW THEIRS ARE IN DANGER.

ONE A DOCTOR FROM TEXAS -- THE OTHER A VOLUNTEER FROM NORTH CAROLINA.

BOTH WORKING AT THE SAME HOSPITAL.

THE TWO ARE NOW ISOLATED AND RECEIVING TREATMENT.

THIS EBOLA OUTBREAK HAS KILLED ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF THOSE INFECTED.

SO FAR -- IT'S SPREAD TO 3 COUNTRIES IN WEST AFRICA - MAKING IT THE LARGEST

EBOLA OUTBREAK EVER RECORDED. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA OUTBREAK-SOTVO


"If this disease is not confronted and contained in West Africa, it will be

confronted and contained somewhere else."

TONIGHT -- RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS ARE CALLING FOR MORE INTERNATIONAL HELP

FOR THE WEST AFRICAN NATIONS AFFECTED.

THREE OTHER PEOPLE AT THIS HOSPITAL MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED AND ARE BEING CLOSELY MONITORED. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE CRASH UPDATE-VO


RUSSIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO THE DOWNING OF M-H17 -- MUST NOT BE BIASED AGAINST RUSSIA.

SERGEY LAVROV CALLED FOR AN IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION TO BE CARRIED OUT IN AGREEMENT WITH THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL.

A TEAM OF DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN EXPERTS AND INTERNATIONAL MONITORS TRIED TO VISIT THE SITE WHERE THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINER CRASHED.

THEY WERE FORCED TO TURN AROUND - AFTER FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THE AREA AROUND THE SITE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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TEEN AGE KIDNAPPING ARREST-TCMON


DEVELOPING AT 5-THIRTY--

NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE ARE CHARGING A 34-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH KIDNAPPING A TEENAGE GIRL--

ABIGAIL HERNANDEZ DISAPPEARED LAST OCTOBER SOMETIME AFTER SHE LEFT SCHOOL.

SHE RETURNED HOME EARLIER THIS MONTH AFTER BEING GONE FOR 9-MONTHS.

NATHANIEL KIBBY WAS ARRESTED AT HIS HOME THIS AFTERNOON AND CHARGED.

HE'LL BE ARRAIGNED TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


FL TEEN SHOT IN THEATER-VO


A 17-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA GIRL IS DEAD --

AFTER A SHOOTING AT A BRADENTON MOVIE THEATER.

WITNESSES SAY TERIA'LE RAWLS WAS SHOT EARLY MONDAY MORNING --

DURING A FIGHT.

SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD IN THE CAR RUSHING HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

THAT CAR WAS PULLED OVER ON THE WAY.

NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

WE'RE FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT LED UP TO THE DEADLY SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


WILD NATIONAL WEATHER-ANIBOX


NEW AT 530 --

LET ME SHOW YOU WICKED WEATHER FROM COAST-TO-COAST TONIGHT.

PEOPLE IN REVERE, MASSACHUSETTS ARE CLEANING UP AFTER SOME DESTRUCTIVE WEATHER TODAY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NORTH OF BOSTON.

NO SERIOUS INJURIES.

BUT IN CALIFORNIA -- A MAN *IS* DEAD AFTER A LIGHTNING STRIKE ON VENICE BEACH.

IT WAS A CHAOTIC SCENE SUNDAY -- WHEN NEARLY A DOZEN PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER LIGHTING STRUCK IN THE WATER AND ON THE BEACH.

EVERYONE ELSE IS RECOVERING.

AND A LARGE WILDFIRE IS BURNING IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- IN CALIFORNIA.

IT DESTROYED ONE BUILDING AND IS THREATENING OTHERS.

IT'S BURNED MORE THAN 26-HUNDRED ACRES. Return to index of stories...


a) revere tornado-vo


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b) ca lightning strike-vo


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c) ca wildfire-vo


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JUDGE STRIKES DOWN DC HANGUN BAN-VO


A GUN CONTROL LAW IN WASHINGTON, D-C, COULD SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST.

THE NATION'S CAPITAL BANS HANDGUNS IN PUBLIC.

BUT A FEDERAL COURT JUDGE HAS NOW RULED THAT BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

IN THE RULING -- THE JUDGE SAID A TOTAL BAN ON CARRYING READY-TO-USE HANDGUNS COULD NOT BE CONSIDERED CONSTITUTIONAL "UNDER ANY LEVEL OF SCRUTINY."

IT'S NOT CLEAR WHAT THE IMMEDIATE EFFECT WILL BE. Return to index of stories...


SOCIAL SECURITY MEDICARE-OTS


THE GOVERNMENT SAYS MEDICARE'S FINANCES HAVE IMPROVED.

THE PROGRAM'S HOSPITAL TRUST FUND WON'T BE EXHAUSTED UNTIL 2030 - FOUR YEARS LATER THAN LAST YEAR'S ESTIMATE.

HOWEVER -- DISABILITY BENEFITS ARE IN MORE IMMEDIATE DANGER.

THE DISABILITY TRUST FUND IS NOW PROJECTED TO RUN DRY IN 2016.

AT THAT POINT, THE PROGRAM WILL COLLECT ENOUGH TAXES TO PAY 81 PERCENT OF BENEFITS.

MEDICARE'S IMPROVED FINANCES ARE LARGELY DUE TO A SLOWDOWN IN HEALTH CARE SPENDING. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT-VO


A FAMILY OF FIVE HAS BEEN FOUND DEAD IN AN APARTMENT IN MAINE.

POLICE SAY THE FATHER, MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN -- AGES 12, SEVEN, AND FOUR -- WERE SHOT.

THEIR BODIES WERE DISCOVERED SUNDAY AFTERNOON INSIDE AN APARTMENT IN DOWNTOWN SACO.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND A GUN NEAR ONE OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT-SOTVO


"We don't think at this time there was anybody else involved except for the people that were in the apartment. We are not looking for anybody. So right now the medical examiner is going to do her exam, the evidence team is going to collect evidence and process the scene.

A CONCERNED NEIGHBOR CALLED POLICE AFTER GOING TO THE APARTMENT TO CHECK ON THE FAMILY AND FINDING A BODY INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN BURNED BY EX-VOWIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

INVESTIGATORS ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN ACCUSED OF POURING GASOLINE ON HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND -- THEN SETTING HER ON FIRE.

OFFICERS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA SAY THE TWO WERE ARGUING AT HER HOUSE --

WHEN THE 48 YEAR OLD MAN SET HER ON FIRE.

SHE SUFFERED SEVERE BURNS ALL OVER HER BODY.

NEIGHBORS ARE OVERCOME BY FEAR. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN BURNED BY EX-SOTVO


"You know, the truth of the matter is we're all a little afraid. The fact that he could do something - do something like that to somebody he cared about, you would have to say that this individual is dangerous."

THE SUSPECT IS WANTED TONIGHT --

ON CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ATTEMPTED MURDER. Return to index of stories...


CEDAR POINT RIDE ACCIDENT-VO


A CABLE FLEW OFF AN AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE --

AND SMACKED TWO PEOPLE IN OHIO.

IT HAPPENED AT THE CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK IN SANDUSKY SATURDAY NIGHT.

ONE PERSON HIT BY THE CABLE NEEDED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE OTHER WAS JUST TREATED AT THE SCENE.

THE RIDE'S STAYING CLOSED WHILE THEY FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


TODDLER CRASHES JEEP-VO-OC


A CURIOUS TODDLER -- CAUSES A CRASH IN OREGON.

OFFICERS SAY --

THE CHILD'S MOTHER LOOK AWAY FOR A MOMENT -- AND HE FOUND THE KEYS TO THIS JEEP.

THAT'S WHEN HE GOT INSIDE AND KNOCKED THE WRANGLER OUT OF GEAR.

IT HIT A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE --

BUT POLICE SAY, THE TODDLER WASN'T CONCERNED -- HE WENT HOME AND WATCHED CARTOONS.

A WITNESS CALLED 9-1-1 AFTER SEEING THE JEEP ROLL THROUGH AN INTERSECTION.

POLICE CHARGED THE MOTHER WITH FAILURE TO SUPERVISE THE CHILD. Return to index of stories...


COSTA CONORCDIA REACHES DESTINATION-VOTOPS


THE CRIPPLED COSTA CONCORDIA CRUISE SHIP HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS FINAL VOYAGE.

SALVAGE CREWS COMPLETED THE 280-MILE JOURNEY FROM ITS WRECKAGE SITE TO THE ITALIAN PORT OF GENOA OVER THE WEEKEND.

BACK IN 20-12 -- THE SHIP RAN AGROUND AND TIPPED ON ITS SIDE ALONG THE ITALIAN COAST -- KILLING 32 PEOPLE.

CREWS WILL SPEND THE NEXT TWO YEARS SLOWLY TAKING THE RUINED SHIP APART.

AT A COST OF ONE-AND-A-HALF BILLION DOLLARS, IT'S BEING CALLED THE LARGEST AND MOST-EXPENSIVE SALVAGE OPERATION EVER. Return to index of stories...


GIRL LEFT ON BUS-VO


A YOUNG GIRL WITH AUSTISM WAS LEFT ON A BUS FOR 7-HOURS.

THE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD'S MOTHER SAYS -- SHE WAS WAITING ON HER DAUGHTER TO GET HOME FROM A SUMMER PROGRAM.

THE BUS NEVER CAME.

THAT'S WHEN THE MOM CALLED THE BUS MONITOR -- WHO SAYS, HER DAUGHTER WAS NEVER PUT ON THE BUS.

TURNS OUT -- THE GIRL NEVER WENT TO SCHOOL.

SHE WAS LEFT ON THE BUS THAT MORNING -- AND STAYED AT THE BUS DEPOT *ALL DAY. Return to index of stories...


GIRL LEFT ON BUS-SOTVO


"She looked lethargic, her mouth was white and she complained of a stomachache. she was hungry and dehydrated."

THE CHILD WAS TREATED AT A HOSPITAL --

BUT RECORDS SHOW, SHE HAS A HISTORY OF MEDICAL NEGLECT BY A CAREGIVER.

POLICE FILED A MISSING PERSON REPORT -- BUT SAY THE CASE IS CLOSED.

NO WORD YET FROM THE BUS COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


CO POT HOMELESS PEOPLE-SOTVO


A STARTLING CONFESSION --

ONE IN FIVE HOMELESS MEN AT DENVER'S SALVATION ARMY SHELTER ADMIT --

THEY'RE THERE FOR THE MARIJUANA.

FOR HOMELESS TEENS, THAT NUMBER IS EVEN HIGHER.

"I've been sleeping in a van."

"I've been here close to a year-and-a-half now, and I'm loving every day of it."

HE'S PART OF A GROWING POPULATION OF YOUNG HOMELESS PEOPLE -- TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS -- MOVING TO THE AREA TO USE POT OR WORK IN THE POT INDUSTRY.

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CO POT HOMELESS PEOPLE-SOTVO


"It has not increased dramatically, but it has increased it for sure."

"We opened up an emergency overflow and that can hold about 50 men a night."

THE SALVATION ARMY SAYS -- NORMALLY -- THEIR NUMBERS DROP DURING SUMMER.

NOT THIS YEAR.

THEY'RE WORREID WHAT THAT MEANS COME WINTER. Return to index of stories...


MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS-VOWIPE


A WHITE HOUSE PROGRAM TO DEVELOP YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS --

HAS BEEN RENAMED AFTER SOUTH AFRICA'S MOST FAMOUS LEADER.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ANNOUNCED THE CHANGE TODAY - WHILE WELCOMING THE INAUGURAL CLASS OF THE WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS FOR A THREE-DAY SUMMIT. Return to index of stories...


MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS-SOTVOTOPS


"And so today, with the blessing of the Mandela family, to whom we're so grateful, we are proud to announce that the new name of this program is the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

NELSON MANDELA DIED LAST YEAR AT THE AGE OF 95.

THE FELLOWSHIP IS THE FLAGSHIP PROGRAM OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS INITIATIVE. Return to index of stories...


DOG SAVES NEIGHBORS-VO


A ONCE CHAINED-UP DOG -- SAVED HIS COMMUNITY FROM FALLING VICTIM TO THIEVES.

SQUID'S QUICK THINKING HELPED A NEWLY WED COUPLE, OVER THE WEEKEND.

HIS OWNERS SAY, HE PEEKED OUT OF THEIR CURTAINS AND STARTED TO GROWL.

THE CAME OVER AND NOTICED TWO MEN SITTING IN A BLACK TRUCK.

THEY COUPLE EVENTUALLY SAW THE MEN GET OUT -- AND START GOING THROUGH THEIR CARS. Return to index of stories...


DOG SAVES NEIGHBORS-SOTVO


"I don't even know how he heard them," said Fuller. "We were in the other

room. No window, no view."

--BUTT SOT--

"It's kind of strange because he doesn't normally growl or wake up at all in

the night,"

THE OWNERS CALLED POLICE --

ONE OF THE TWO MEN WAS ARRESTED.

THE BURGLARS WERE HITTING VEHICLES THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

POLICE RECOVERED SOME ELECTRONICS --

BUT NOT A FEW PERSONAL ITEMS THEY HAD INSIDE THEIR CARS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


I just kicked him in the face. then I punched the other guy.

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

THE PROFESSIONAL FIGHTER TURNED GAS STATION CLERK WHO RESCUED A FRIEND FROM A BRUTAL ROBBERY.

IT'S MUST-SEE AND IT'S NEXT.

FORGET SWIMMING WITH THE SHARKS.

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP SHARKS AWAY FROM YOU IN THE GULF.

ABC7 SHOW YOU WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS.

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


TZ4 A MMA CLERK FIGHTS OFF ROBBERS-SOTVO


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TZ4 B SHARK SHIELD-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


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 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 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


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 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 Return to index of stories...


MMA CLERK FIGHTS OFF ROBBERS-VO IN TCMON


TONIGHT A GROUP OF WOULD-BE THIEVES ARE FEELING A LOT PAIN.

THEY PICKED THE WRONG GAS STATION TO ROB.

BECAUSE THE MAN WHO WORKED THERE --

IS A WORLD CHAMPION M-M-A FIGHTER.

HIS VICIOUS PUNISHMENT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Return to index of stories...


MMA CLERK FIGHTS OFF ROBBERS-PKG


MAYURA DISSANAYAKA WAS BEHIND THE COUNTER WHEN HE NOTICED HIS CO-WORKER RETURN TO THE STORE AFTER A RUN TO THE BANK.

THE MEN IN THIS S-U-V WERE WATCHING TOO BECAUSE THEY WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE MAN AND THE BANK BAG AS SOON AS HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR.

Well just a reaction. you see someone get beat up, you just go out.

MAYURA RAN OUTSIDE AND BEFORE THE TWO ROBBERS EVEN SAW HIM.

The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in the face. then I punched the other guy.

WATCH IT AGAIN MAYURA'S CO-WORKER IS ON THE GROUND. TAKING A BEATING WHEN MAYURA'S FIRST KICK CATCHES ONE OF THE CROOKS IN THE FACE.

mayura!!

MOVES MAYURA LEARNED FROM CAGE MATCHES. HE 'S TRAINED IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE AND WAS NAMED THE M-M-A NATIONAL CHAMPION FOR 5 CONSECUTIVE YEARS IN HIS NATIVE COUNTRY OF SRI LANKA.

We learn how to punch, how to kick and all that stuff you can use in the streets.

OR IN THIS CASE THE PARKING LOT.

IN SECONDS THE BAD GUYS BEGIN THEIR RETREAT.

THE GET-AWAY CAR GETTING FURTHER AWAY.

They were waiting for them, but when they were running back, I caught one guy with a hook, so he fell down. so they just left him.

TAKE A LOOK. ONE OF THE ROBBERS WANTS TO GO BACK FOR HIS ACCOMPLICE AND FRIEND BUT DECIDES AGAINST IT WHEN MAYURA MOVES TOWARDS HIM.

IN THE END THEY LEFT THE GUY AND JUST AS HE DOES IN THE RING MAYURA PUT HIM IN SUBMISSION WHILE HE WAITED FOR POLICE.

Just kicked him until he lays down on the floor until he stopped moving cause I wasn't sure if he had like a knife or a gun so I wanted him to stop moving.

POLICE ARRESTED THE MAN IDENTIFIED AS 33-YEAR-OLD ODELL MATHIS.

HIS PARTNER AND THE DRIVER GOT AWAY BUT CUSTOMERS OF THE FUEL DEPOT STILL CALL THIS.

A feel good story.

A FEEL GOOD STORY. UNLESS YOU'RE THIS GUY. Return to index of stories...


FL TOPS IN SCARIEST STATES-VO SS


THE LIST WE'RE ABOUT TO TELL YOU ABOUT -- MAY NOT BE SOMETHING STATES WANT TO BE ON.

IT'S THE LIST OF THE SCARIEST STATES IN AMERICA.

REAL ESTATE SEARCH SITE ESTATELY TOOK A HANDFUL OF OUR COMMON FEARS AND CREATED A LIST OF THE STATES WHERE THOSE FEARS OCCUR MOST FREQUENTLY.

INCLUDED IN THOSE FACTORS WERE FEARS OF HURRICANES AND TORNADOES -- AS WELL AS VOLCANOES AND OTHER FEARS IN NATURE - LIKE SNAKES OR SPIDERS.

THE TOP 5 -- DOMINATED BY SOUTHERN STATES.

IN THE TOP SPOT -- FLORIDA.

THAT'S DUE TO FEAR OF HUIRRICANSES - TORNDAOES -- AND SHARK ATTACKS.

NUMBER 2 IS GEORGIA -- FOLLOWED IN THE TOP 5 BY TEXAS - LOUISIANA - AND ALABAMA. Return to index of stories...


SHARK SHIELD-VOWIPE


A NEW PRODUCT ON THE MARKET HERE IN FLORIDA MAY HELP YOU TO FEEL SAFER WHILE IN THE WATER AT THE BEACH.

AN AUSTRALIAN COMPANY IS SELLING THE DEVICE -- CALLED SHARK SHIELD.

YOUE WEAR IT ON YOUR ANKLE WHILE YOU'RE IN THE WATER.

AN ANTENNA THAT HAS TWO ELECTRODES TRAILS BEHIND.

THOSE ELCTRODES CREAT AN UNDERWATER ELECTRIC FIELD.

IF A SHARK GETS NEAR THE FIELD -- IT STARTS TO SPASM -- and IT STRAYS AWAY FROM THE SWIMMER. Return to index of stories...


SHARK SHIELD-SOTVO


"It doesn't cause any long term damage. It just causes the muscular contraction of their snout. As soon as they're outside of the field, that spasm stops."

RIGHT NOW THE SHARK SHIELD IS VBEIGN SOLD IN THE TAMNPA AREA -- AND IT doesn't COME CHEAP.

IT'LL SET YOU BACK ABOUT 600 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


WONDER WOMAN-VO


TONIGHT --

YOU CAN GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE LATEST WONDER WOMAN INCARNATION!

SHE'S MAKING HER BIG-SCREEN DEBUTE --

IN "BATMAN VERSUS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE."

BUT SHE'S TRADING IN HER FAMILIAR RED, BLUE AND GOLD COSTUME.

INSTEAD, WONDER WOMAN IS DONNING A BRONZED OUTFIT WITH MATCHING THIGH-HIGH BOOTS.

THE NEW LOOK WAS UNVEILED AT COMIC-CON THIS WEEKEND -- WITH THE MOVIE'S DIRECTOR TWEETING THE PICTURE. Return to index of stories...


RED LOBSTER NEW OWNER-CG RVL


RED LOBSTER HAS A NEW OWNER TONIGHT --

AND YOU CAN EXPECT CHANGES AT THE RESTAURANT.

GOLDEN GATE CAPITAL NOW OWNS THE SEAFOOD CHAIN.

THEY'VE DROPPING SOME OF THE PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTS --

LIKE 30 SHRIMP FOR 11-99.

POPULAR FAVS LIKE ENDLESS SHRIMP AND CRABFEST WILL STAY THOUGH.

BUT YOU'LL SEE MORE 30-DOLLAR DISHES.

SO THEY'RE GOING UP-SCALE.

AND YOU'LL SEE A NEW STYLE OF PLATE TOO.

THEY'RE DROPPING RECTANGULAR PLATES--

AND ADDING ROUND ONES.

FRESH FISH DISHES WILL BE PILED HIGH OVER RICE --

LIKE YOU'D SEE IN FINE DINING RESTAURANTS.

QUICK BREAKING NEWS --

THE C-E-O OF DARDEN RESTAURANTS -- WHICH USED TO OWN RED LOBSTER -- NOW SAYS HE'S RESIGNING. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


THE MURDER MYSTERY OF A FLORIDA STATE CRIMINAL LAW PROFESSOR CONTINUES.

FOR THE FIRST TIME FRIENDS ARE SPEAKING OUT.

WHAT THEY THINK HAPPENED TO THE FATHER OF TWO. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A FSU MURDER LATEST-VO


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FSU MURDER LATEST-TCMON


EXCLUSIVE NEW DETAILS ARE OUT TONIGHT ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS MURDER OF A FLORIDA STATE LAW PROFESSOR.

FOR THE FIRST TIME -- PROFESSOR DAN MARKEL'S FRIENDS ARE SPEAKING OUT.

AND AS A-B-C'S MATT GUTMAN REPORTS -- INVESTIGATORS ARE EXPLAINING HOW MARKEL WAS GUNNED DOWN. Return to index of stories...


FSU MURDER LATEST-PKG


SCRIPT:

ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED EXCLUSIVLEY THAT AS PROFESSOR DAN MARKEL PULLED HIS

BLACK HONDA ACCORD INTO HIS DRIVEWAY IN THIS COZY TALLAHASSEE NEIGHBORHOOD

TWO FRIDAYS AGO AN ASSASSIN LAY IN WAIT.

GRFX

A SOURCE TELLING ABC NEWS THE KILLER WAITED FOR MARKEL IN THE DRIVEWAY THEN

FOLLOWED HIM INTO THE GARAGE SHOOTING HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD THROUGH

THE WINDOW OF HIS CAR A BULLET ENTERING JUST BENEATH THE JAWLINE. POLICE SAY

MARKEL WAS ALIVE WHEN COPS ARRIVED, KEYS IN THE IGNITION. BEFORE BEING

PRONOUCNED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL HOURS LATER.

Tamara I can not imagine a person wanting to hurt him, I don't think any of

his friends can.

ABC NEWS HAS ALSO LEARNED MARKEL, A BELOVED LAW SCHOLAR, HARVARD GRADUATE

AND BLOGGER WAS APPARENTLY ON THE PHONE AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING -

TELLING THE PERSON ON THE PHONE - SOMEONE WAS IN THE DRIVEWAY

GRFX INCIDENT REPORT

THIS MORNING, THIS POLICE REPORT NOW UNRAVELING MORE OF THE MYSTERY, SAYING

THAT A NEIGHBOR APPARENTLY NOT THE PERSON ON THE PHONE HEARD A SINGLE BANG

GUNSHOT THAT NEIGHBOR CALLED CALL 911 AND REPORTED SEEING WHAT COULD BE THIS

SILVER PRIUS DRIVE AWAY FROM THE SCENE

GRFX LEGAL BLOG

JUST TWO DAYS BEFORE HE DIED, MARKEL POSTED A BLOG TO HIS WEBSITE ABOUT THE

DEATH PENALTY - THE SAME WEBSITE ON WHICH HE RECEIVED THREATENING COMMENTS

IN 2012 AFTER A WRITER ALLEGED HE HAD CENSORED ANONYMOUS COMMENTS.

Reggie So is it possible his scholarship and literature created some enemies

? It's as possible as any of the other scenarios.

MARKEL LEFT BEHIND TWO SONS UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE AND AN EX WIFE, WENDI JILL

ADELSON, ALSO AN FSU PROFESSOR. FRIENDS TELL ABC NEWS MARKEL DESCRIBED THE

DAY SHE LEFT HIM AS HIS "PEARL HARBOR". MARKEL TOLD FRIENDS THAT WITHOUT

WARNING, ADELSON HAD PACKED UP THE HOUSE AND THE KIDS AND LEFT WHILE HE WAS

AWAY ON A BUSINESS TRIP. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


"scrubbing walls"

WASHING AWAY WORDS OF HATRED.

A FLORIDA TEMPLE --

TAINTED BY VANDALS.

AT 6.

WHY WORSHIPERS NO LONGER FEEL SAFE.

PLUS -- A GOLDEN GIFT FOR A WOUNDED VETERAN.

SEE HOW DOGS ARE HELPING THE DISABLED --

PLUS -- HOW YOU CAN APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

AT 6.

HOW THE CATCHPHRASE HOLDS TRUE FOR YOUR HEART -

WE SHOW YOU WAYS TO MAKE THE TIRING TASK -- A LITTLE EASIER. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) TEMPLE VANDALIZED-NATSVO


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TZ 6 2) VET PAWS DONATION-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


"They're probably doing it for some kind of attention

A DANGEROUS TEEN TREND --

SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE --

AND BRAGGING ABOUT IT ONLINE!

NOW AT 6 --

THE SERIOUS BURNS FROM THE UNEXPLAINED CHALLENGES.

it's washed out it's cavernous and it's getting bigger."

THE HOLE ON MCGREGOR--

THE MESS IT'S CREATING--

AND WHY IT WILL TAKE WEEKS TO FIX IT.

AND FAMILY VACATION TRAGEDY.

A FATHER AND HIS DAUGHTER HIT BY A PLANE ON A FLORIDA BEACH.

WE BRING YOU NEW PICTURES FROM THE CRASH--

THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION--

AND THE 911 CALLS--

RIGHT NOW IN OUR BIG STORY AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


HL1) FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO


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HL2) MCGREGOR ROAD HOLE PROBLEM-SOTVO


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HL3) PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-SOTVO-BNC


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."

A-B-C 7 HAS TEAM COVERAGE OF A DEADLY PLANE CRASH ALONG A SARASOTA COUNTY BEACH.

THAT CRASH -- KILLED A FATHER AND CRITICALLY INJURED HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

ABC7 HAS NEW PICTURES FROM RIGHT AFTER THAT CRASH YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-VOTOPS


SARASOTA DEPUTIES TELL US THE PILOT RADIOED IN A DISTRESS CALL.

HE LANDED ON THE SAND AND HIT 36 YEAR OLD SERGEANT FIRST CLASS OMMY IRIZARRY AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OCEANA.

THE ARMY SERGEANT WAS BASED AT FORT STEWART IN GEORGIA.

WHEN PEOPLE SAW THE PLANE HIT IRIZARRY AND HIS DUAGHTER -- THEY RAN TO HELP.

ONE MAN SAYS HE WAS JUST FEET AWAY. Return to index of stories...


PLANE KILLS MAN ON BEACH-SOTVO


Bryan Gifford

553-8

I'm holding her head and neck to stabilize her and keep her airway open.

906-15

She's a year younger than my son and we were two seconds of flight time from this being us.

OCEANA IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION TONIGHT AT A TAMPA GENERAL.

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...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP B


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OWNER OF PLANE-VOWIPE


OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES NOW --

AS WE UNCOVER MORE ABOUT THE PILOT -- KARL KOKOMOOR.

HE WORKS AS PRESIDENT OF D-M-K ASSOCIATES -- AN ENGINEERING FIRM IN VENICE.

KOKOMOOR DID NOT ANSWER HIS DOOR AND HASN'T RETURNED OUR CALLS.

BUT HIS COMPANY DID RELEASE THIS STATEMENT -- SAYING QUOTE --

"All of us at DMK Associates are praying for Oceana's recovery and for the comfort of the family in this loss. Karl Kokomoor is assisting the FAA and related agencies with the accident investigation."

HIS NEIGHBORS TELL US THEY CAN'T BELIEVE THIS HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


OWNER OF PLANE-SOTVO


Ed Smith, Neighhor

"Nice guy, that's all I can say. He always has time to talk to ya and say hello and whatever."

HE AND THE PASSENGER -- DAVID THEEN -- LIVE ON THE SAME STREET RIGHT NEXT TO A SMALL AIR STRIP.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE PLANE IS KEPT IN THIS HANGAR ON THEEN'S PROPERTY --

HE ALSO DID NOT ANSWER HIS DOOR OR RETURN OUR CALLS. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-OCTAG BNR


OUR COVERAGE OF THIS DEADLY PLANE CRASH WILL CONTINUE ON A-B-C 7 NEWS AT 7.

YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW IT ONLINE AT A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR ROAD HOLE PROBLEM-VOWIPE


THERE'S A HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IN FORT MYERS --

AND IT'S GROWING.

HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS.

ABC7 LEARNED TODAY --

IT'S NOT A SINKHOLE.

IT'S FROM A CRACKED DRAINAGE PIPE.

AT THIS POINT THE HOLE NEAR FLORIDA AVENUE IS SIX FEET DEEP AND FIVE FEET WIDE.

CONTRACTORS ARE WORKING TO DIVERT TRAFFIC -- TO BE ABLE TO FIX THE PIPE.

BUT SOME RESIDENTS WHO LIVE NEAR THE BUSY ROAD AREN'T HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR ROAD HOLE PROBLEM-SOTVO


43:06-43:11

"it's going to just make it longer and make us more impatient. but there's nothing we can do about it."

THE CITY SAYS IT COULD TAKE THREE TO FOUR WEEKS TO FIX THE HOLE.

THAT'S ALL DEPENDING ON THE RAIN.

UNTIL THEN --

IF YOU'RE DRIVING NORTHBOUND ON MCGREGOR.

DRIVE CAREFULLY. Return to index of stories...


STOP LIGHT ON THE CAPE-SS VO-WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN CAPE CORAL -

COUNCILMEMBERS ARE MEETING TO DISCUSS A NUMBER OF CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS.

THE FIRST - AFFECTS THE SAFETY OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.

RESIDENTS WANT A NEW STREETLIGHT AT A DARK BUSSTOP.

RESIDENTS SAY THE CORNER OF JACARANDA PARKWAY AND OLD BURNT STORE ROAD IS TOO DARK AT NIGHT AND EARLY IN THE MORNING.

LAST YEAR -

PEOPLE RALLIED AT CITY HALL DEMANDING A LIGHT BE INSTALLED THERE.

COUNCIL DEFEATED IT.

TONIGHT - RESIDENTS HOPE COUNCIL HAS A CHANGE OF HEART. Return to index of stories...


STOP LIGHT ON THE CAPE-SOTVO


00:24:55 "It's taken a little longer that I've would have liked,

but the new council is doing a good job" Denis Catalano

.

THERE ARE OTHER PROJECTS THAT DEPEND ON THE OUTCOME OF THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT RULING.

AT LEAST ONE COUNCILMEMBER TELLS ABC7 HE'S CONFIDENT THAT A STREETLIGHT WILL BE INSTALLED AT THE INTERSECTION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS-VO


WE'RE EXPECTING ANOTHER BIG DECISION OUT IN THE CAPE TONIGHT --

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

IF THE COUNCIL SIGNS OFF TONIGHT --

UNMARRIED COUPLES WHO LIVE TOGETHER WOULD GET CERTAIN RIGHTS --

INCLUDING MAKING MEDICAL DECISIONS IF THEIR LOVED ONE IS IN THE HOSPITAL.

IT WOULD APPLY TO BOTH GAY AND STRAIGHT COUPLES.

PUNTA GORDA IS CURRENTLY THE ONLY CITY WITH AN LAW LIKE THIS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


POND WATER TESTING-VOWIPE


A NEW PROJECT AT THE NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT MAY MAKE BIRD STRIKES LESS LIKELY FOR PLANES NEARBY.

IF YOU'VE DRIVEN BY THE POND BETWEEN THE AIRPORT AND AIRPORT ROAD -- YOU'VE PROBABLY NOTICED A LOT OF CONSTRUCTION RECENTLY.

WE FOUND OUT TODAY --

IT'S A MAJOR WATER FILTRATION PROJECT THAT COULD HAVE IMPACTS NATIONWIDE.

THE HUNDREDS OF BARRIERS THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE POND ARE SUPPOSED TO FILTER THE WATER BEFORE IT EVENTUALLY MAKES ITS WAY OUT TO THE GORDON RIVER.

IT ALSO KEEPS BIRDS AWAY.

PROJECT MANAGER SCOTT BRADY SAYS BIRDS DON'T LIKE THE NEW DESIGN OF THE POND AND THIS FILTRATION SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


POND WATER TESTING-SOTVO


SCOTT BRADY, PROJECT MANAGER

12:06:09-:15

Our preliminary information is already that the number of birds is less. Birds and airplanes don't mix too good.

SCIENTISTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WILL START TESTING THE WATER QUALITY AND FLOW NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO-WIPE


A DANGEROUS CHALLENGE THAT'S TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

TEENS ARE SETTING THEMSELVES ON FIRE AND POSTING THE VIDEO ONLINE.

ABC7 TALKED WITH CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMERGENCY WORKERS.

YOUR SKIN WILL BURN IN SECONDS AND BURN INJURIES LAST A LIFETIME.

DAN O'LEARY/MEDICAL DIRECTOR CHARCO FIRE AND EMS

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

IT'S CALLED THE FIRE CHALLENGE.

WE SPOKE TO TEENS WHO SAY IT'S DISTURBING - DUMB AND THEY WOULDN'T DO IT -- STILL THEY FIND IT FUNNY. Return to index of stories...


FIRE CHALLENGE-SOTVO


Austin Gowan/Port Charlotte Teen

"Oh it's entertaining to watch, it's funny because it's funny, but you wouldn't catch myself lighting myself on fire and laughing about it, that's not a laughing situation."

PEOPLE ARE STILL POSTING FIRE CHALLENGE VIDEOS.

THERE HAVE BEEN SERIOUS INJURIES REPORTED IN KENTUCKY, OHIO AND OTHER STATES. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-VOWIPE


ABC7 CONTINUES TO FOLLOW A CONTROVERSIAL DEBATE OVER C-SECTIONS.

DOCTORS AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SAY THIS YEAR -- MOTHERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD A C-SECTION -- HAVE ONLY DELIVERED 40 BABIES VIA VAGINAL BIRTH.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MOTHERS ARE CONCERNED BY THE ALARMING NUMBER OF C-SECTIONS.

YESTERDAY - DOZENS OF WOMEN PROTESTED PORT CHARLOTTE HOSPITAL'S DECISION TO PERFORM A C-SECTION ON A MOTHER WHO DIDN'T WANT IT.

WE SPOKE TO ANOTHER DOCTOR WHO WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THIS BIRTH.

HE SAYS THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FORCED SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


C SECTION CONTROVERSY-SOTVO 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 SAYING SHE WELCOMED HER SON INTO THE WORLD AFTER LABOR AND THEN CONSENTING TO SURGERY WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THAT IT WAS NECESSARY BECAUSE LABOR WAS NOT PROGRESSING.

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


FLORIDA MARIJUANA POLL-SS


ALMOST NINE IN EVERY 10 FLORIDA VOTERS --

NOW SUPPORT MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THAT'S THE STORY --

AFTER QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY JUST RELEASED THEIR NEW POLL.

88 PERCENT SUPPORT IT.

10 PERCENT OPPOSED.

TWO PERCENT ON THE FENCE.

AND NO OTHER FACTOR MATTERED.

SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA WAS STRONG --

IN BOTH PARTIES --

ALL AGE GROUPS --

AND BOTH GENDERS.

THE POLL ALSO FOUND 55 PERCENT OF VOTERS BACKED LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-VOWIPE


MEMBERS OF A MIAMI SYNAGOGUE ARE ANGRY AND HEARTBROKEN TONIGHT --

AFTER SEEING WHAT WAS SPRAY PAINTED ON THE COLUMNS OF THEIR PLACE OF WORSHIP.

A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP DISCOVERED THE TEMPLE VANDALIZED WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE TWO SWASTIKAS -- AND THE WORD HAMAS SPRAY PAINTED IN RED.

THAT FOLLOWS --

CARS BEING EGGED IN A MIAMI BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD --

WITH THE WORDS "HAMAS" AND "JEW" WRITTEN IN CREAM CHEESE. Return to index of stories...


FL TEMPLE VANDALIZED-SOTVO


joshua rosenberg - watchman

"honestly it makes you question if you are safe walking around in your

yamaka--how safe are you here in america."

AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY IN THESE TWO CASES. Return to index of stories...


SHELL FACTORY SAVED-VOWIPE


A NORTH FORT MYERS ATTRACTION WILL STAY OPEN -- DESPITE MISSING A FORECLOSURE DEADLINE.

THE SHELL FACTORY'S 1-POINT-2 MILLION DOLLAR MORTGAGE WAS DUE AT THE END OF MARCH.

THE ORGANIZATION STARTED LOOKING FOR FINANCING LAST NOVEMBER --

BUT STRUCK OUT WITH BANKS.

SO - THEY CREATED A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY.

AND RAISED THE MONEY THEY NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


SHELL FACTORY SAVED-SOTVO


Mike Gemi/Shell Factory LLC, Manager

04:02 "we did not seek donations, handouts, or charity. We approached private individuals, professionals, locals. In face, everybody in it is local."

THE SHELL FACTORY WAS ABLE TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO COVER THE MORTGAGE AND HAVE MONEY TO SPARE.

THEY EVEN ADDED A ZIPLINE. Return to index of stories...


VETERAN PAWS DONATION-VOWIPE


TONIGHT -

LIFE IS BECOMING A LITTLE EASIER FOR A DISABLED VETERAN --

LET'S SHOW YOU WHY.

THE VETERAN JUST RECEIVED THIS 2-YEAR OLD GOLDEN RETRIEVER NAMED CHICO.

THE NON-PROFT GROUP "PAWS ASSISTANCE DOGS" IN COLLIER COUNTY SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS TRAINING CHICO.

CHICO FLEW FROM R-S-W TO BALTIMORE TO MEET HIS NEW OWNER.

JOE KASHNOW IS A WOUNDED WARRIOR

JOE LOST HIS RIGHT LEG IN IRAQ WHEN A ROAD-SIDE BOMB EXPLODED.

CHICO'S TRAINED TO HELP JOE WITH BALANCE AND COMFORT THE VETERAN WHEN HE'S IN PAIN. Return to index of stories...


VETERAN PAWS DONATION-SOTVO BNR


But it's very sad to see him go, because we have um,

because we love it."

Well I think i'll be going outside a lot more. just because I don't

have a doggy bathroom in the house.

THE NON-PROFIT WILL PLACE SEVEN MORE DOGS WITH DISABLED VETERANS THIS YEARS.

IF YOU'RE A VETERAN AND WOULD LIKE TO APPLY.

OR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM -- HEAD TO A-B-C-DASH-7 DOT COM -- CLICK SITES ON SEVEN IN THE BIG BLUE BOX. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LOTTERY WINNER-OTS


A CAPE CORAL FATHER JUST WON BIG IN THE FLORIDA LOTTERY.

JAMES WALKER CASHED IN ON THE GOLD RUSH TRIPLER SCRATCH-OFF GAME.

HE WON 500-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

WALKER BOUGHT THE WINNING TICKET AT THE LOTTERY'S DISTRICT OFFICE ON METRO PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


TEASE ONE


A LITTLE RUNNING GOES A LONG WAY.

TONIGHT --

ABC7 REVEALS HOW MUCH JUSTFIVE OR TEN MINUTES OF RUNNING A DAY CAN ADD TO YOUR LIFE.

PET PARENTS LISTEN UP--

NEW PROOF YOUR DOG HAS EMOTIONS--

THE STUDY ON DOGS AND JEALOUSY, NEXT.

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


TZ1 A) RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) DOGS CAN BE JEALOUS-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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 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 Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


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 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 Return to index of stories...


RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-TCMON


RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!

TONIGHT - IT'S NOT JUST A CATCHPHRASE.

DOCTOR'S SAY IT'S ADVICE TO HELP YOUR HEART.

IN YOUR ABC7 HEALTHY LIVING - SEE HOW JUST A FEW MINUTES WILL MAKE A LIFETIME OF DIFFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


RUNNING GOOD FOR YOU-PKG


IT'S AS EASY AS PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER -- RUNNING.

FROM THE WEEKEND JOGGER TO MARATHONERS - WE KNOW IT'S GOOD FOR US AND TODAY -- NEW RESEARCH IS SHOWING THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO PUT IN A LOT OF MILES TO MAKE IT WORK

FOR YOU.

RESEARCHERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY STUDIED MORE THAN 55 THOUSAND PEOPLE -

ASKING THEM HOW MUCH THEY RAN -- AND TRACKING THEM FOR AT LEAST 20 YEARS.

THOSE WHO RAN REGULARLY CUT THEIR RISK OF DYING FROM HEART-RELATED CAUSES

NEARLY IN HALF -- THAT'S RIGHT -- IN HALF.

BUT WHAT WAS SURPRISING IS THAT EVEN JUST FIVE TO TEN MINUTES OF RUNNING PER DAY WAS ENOUGH TO DO IT.

AND YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO SPRINT.

JUST RUNNING SLOWLY MAY DO THE TRICK.

IF YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT EXERCISING HAS BEEN THAT YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME --

LACE UP THOSE RUNNING SHOES.

A FEW MINUTES OF RUNNING EVERY DAY MAY ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE. Return to index of stories...


DOGS CAN BE JEALOUS-VO


DOGS MAY BE MAN'S BEST FRIEND -- BUT JUST LIKE YOUR HUMAN PALS -- YOUR CANINE GETS JEALOUS.

RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO HAD OWNERS PLAY WITH TOY DOGS ALL WHILE IGNORING THEIR PETS.

SOME OF THEM GOT AGGRESSIVE--

EVEN PUSHING THEIR OWNERS WHILE THEY PLAYED WITH THE FAKE DOG.

RESEARCHERS THINK JEALOUSY MAY HAVE EVOLVED IN DOGS BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN DOMESTICATED FOR SO LONG. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ARE TELLING FANS-- EXPECT THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR---

PGA STAR GEORGE MCNEILL BACK HOME--- MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GOLF STARS-- WE'LL EXPLAIN Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP B


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


TZ 7 1) FMB HURRICANE PLAN-VOTOPS


IT'S HURRICANE SEASON--

AND FORT MYERS BEACH IS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE--

IT'S EMERGENCY PLAN IS OUTDATED--

HAS FALSE INFORMATION--

AND IT'S 174 PAGES LONG--

NEW AT 7--

WHAT'S BEING DONE ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) FL TEEN SHOT IN THEATER-VOTOPS


A FLORIDA TEEN SHOT TO DEATH AT A MOVIE THEATRE--

NEW AT 7--

HOW POLICE MADE THE DISCOVERY--

AND THE HUNT FOR THE SHOOTER.

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


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-POPMON


THERE ARE MORE THAN 12-HUNDRED GOLF COURSES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. THAT'S MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE US. WITH ALL THAT GOLF. CHANCES ARE. THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME GOOD GOLFERS. AS WELL. SOME FUTURE STARS ON DISPLAY. AT THE HENKE BERG JUNIOR MASTERS-- LATER THIS WEEK--- Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-VOTOPS


THE TOURNAMENT KICKS OFF ON WEDNESDAY-- AND RUNS THROUGH FRIDAY-- FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST YOUNG GOLFERS -- NOT ONLY FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- BUT FROM AROUND THE WORLD---

TODAY WAS THE PRO-AM---- HELD AT CYPRESS LAKE COUNTRY CLUB---

SEVERAL PAST CHAMPIONS WERE ON HAND--- INCLUDING PGA STAR GEORGE MCNEILL -- WHO WON THE FIRST TWO HENKE BERG TOURNAMENTS WHEN HE WAS GOING TO NORTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL--- SEVERAL YEARS AGO Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


TITLEHOLDERS-VOTOPS


THE RACE TO THE TITLEHOLDERS GOLF TOURNAMENT CONTINUES ON THE LPGA TOUR---

THE SEASON ENDING EVENT--- RETURNS TO TIBURON GOLF CLUB IN NAPLES THIS NOVEMBER---

70 OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD WILL BE ON HAND-- FOR FOR THE LARGEST PURSE ON TOUR---

TICKETS FOR THAT EVENT WENT ON SALE -- BEGINNING TODAY-- Return to index of stories...


URBAN MEYER-POPMON


THE ORLANDO SENTINEL RECENTLY RAN AN ARTICLE ON THE 50 MOST HATED COLLEGE COACHES OF ALL TIME. NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST. BELIEVE IT OR NOT. FORMER GATOR COACH URBAN MEYER. APPARENTLY THOSE 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS A DISTANT MEMORY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


URBAN MEYER-VOTOPS


MEYER OF COURSE THE HEAD COACH AT OHIO STATE THESE DAYS----

BARRON COLLIER GRAD--- JEFF HEUERMANN-- IS THE BUCKEYES STARTING TIGHTEND-- AND HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE MACKEY AWARD WATCH LIST-- GOING TO THE BEST TIGHTEND IN THE NATION---

TODAY MEYER WAS SPEAKING AT THE BIG TEN MEDIA DAYS--- AND DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF-- MEYER WAS DEFENDING THE CONFERNCE AS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY--- Return to index of stories...


URBAN MEYER-SOTTOPS


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MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE-- ABC-7 WILL BE LIVE FROM DOLHPHINS CAMP ON TUESDAY----

THE FINS--- HAD THE DAY OFF TODAY--

--- MIAMI-- OF COURSE LOOKING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE--- 2008-- AND SAY THIS IS THE YEAR THAT HAPPENS Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RAY RICE-VOTOPS


-- THE NFL HAS TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT --- AFTER SUSPENDING BALTIMORE RUNNING BACK RAY RICE FOR JUST 2 GAME---

--- THIS AFTER RICE ALLEGEDLY KNOCKED HIS WIFE UNCONSCIOUS BACK IN FEBRUARY---

-- TODAY NFL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF LABOR POLICY -- ADOLPHO BIRCH DEFENDED THE SUSPENSION---

--- SAYING THE DISCIPLINE THAT WAS TAKEN BY THE NFL-- WAS THE ONLY DISCIPLINE RICE RECEIVED FOR THIS INCIDENT---

--- AGRAVATED ASSULT CHARGES WERE DROPPED Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES-VOTOPS


WHEN LEBRON JAMES DECIDED TO LEAVE MIAMI-- HE DECIDED TO LEAVE HIS NUMBER 6 JERSEY BEHIND AS WELL--

LEBRON HAS DECIDED TO GO BACK TO THE NUMBER 23---- THE JERSEY NUMBER HE WORE WITH CLEVELAND--- THE FIRST TIME AROUND--

--- OF COURSE-- MICHAEL JORDAN MADE THAT NUMBER FAMOUS--- SAID HE'S -- QUOTE -- COOL WITH IT---- Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


HOW ABOUT PAYTON MANNING GETTING DOWN-- TO A LITTLE - GOOD OLD ROCKY TOP--

MANNING OF COURSE -- WENT TO TENNESSEE----

I THINK WE KNOW WHY THE BRONCOS GOT CRUSHED IN THE SUPER BOWL Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


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