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DIRECTORS PAGE EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-TC MON
UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-PKG
UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-SOTVO LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-ONCAM
AVALON PARK CHILD IN HOT CAR-TRX-VOTOPS TEEN RIDES ON TOP OF CAR-SOTVO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATSVO
KAMELA PATTON CONTRACT-TC-SOTVO-TC CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-VO-WIPE
NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-SS(2) CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-SOTVO
NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-EANIBOX-FLY COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-SOTVO LIGHTNING PHOTOBOMB-VOTOPS
HOG HUNTING-NATSVO TEASE TWO-POP
HOG HUNTING-SOTVO TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
COLLIER PURGE-VO-WIPE NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
COLLIER PURGE-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON
CRIST BIG ANNOUNCMENT-CG(2)-OC MIAMI DOLPHINS-PKG
CRIST BIG ANNOUNCMENT-SOT-OC TB BUCS-VOTOPS
SALES TAX HOLIDAY-POP-CG-VO TB BUCS-SOTTOPS
DEBT COLLECTION-VIDBOX LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS
ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-SOTVO RED SOX JAYS-POPMON
LOBSTER SEASON-SOTVO RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP RAYS BREWERS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ MARLINS NATS-VOTOPS
TZ1A TRAIN ESCAPE TEEN ON CAR-NATSVO TEAM USA-POPMON
TZ1B LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VOTOPS TEAM USA-VOTOPS
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP TEAM USA-SOTTOPS
WEATHER-PWC GOLF-VOTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL GOLF-SOTTOPS
TZ EXTRA------------ TOSS TO BREAK-POP
A) LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VOTOPS LIGHTNING BOLT PHOTOBOMB-NATSVO
B) CROWDFUNDING MATERNITY LEAVE-VOTOPS CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-VOTOPS


YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS BREAKING NEWS!

A NEARLY 100-YEAR-OLD PIPE RUPTURED TONIGHT IN CALIFORNIA --

SENDING A 30-FOOT GEYSTER OF WATER EXPLODING INTO THE AREA.

IT FLOODED A BUSY PART OF SUNSET BOULEVARD --

AND NEARBY U-C-L-A.

LISTEN TO THESE NUMBERS.

35-THOUSAND GALLONS OF WATER WAS SPEWING OUT EVERY MINUTE.

THAT'S TWO MILLION GALLONS AN HOUR!

NOT GOOD DURING A DROUGHT.

WATER ALSO CASCADED INTO PAULEY PAVILLION --

U-C-L-A'S FAMOUS BASKETBALL ARENA.

AT LEAST THREE DRIVERS -- STRANDED BY FLOODING -- HAD TO BE RESCUED.

NOW, OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED THIS COULD CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS FOR AGING PIPE SYSTEM.

IT'S GOING TO BE AN EXPENSIVE FIX. Return to index of stories...


UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK-SOTVO


"when you have this amount of water, its like a flash flood, you never know

what's gonna happen."

"i would never expect something like that to happen right next to us."

NOW, OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED THIS COULD CAUSE MORE PROBLEMS FOR AGING PIPE SYSTEM.

IT'S GOING TO BE AN EXPENSIVE FIX. Return to index of stories...


AVALON PARK CHILD IN HOT CAR-TRX-VOTOPS


DEVELOPING TONIGHT IN ORANGE COUNTY.

DOCTORS ARE TREATING A TWO-MONTH-OLD GIRL AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HER MOTHER FORGOT HER IN A HOT CAR FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR.

THIS HAPPENED IN AVALON PARK.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES THE MOTHER FORGOT THE NEWBORN IN THE CAR AS SHE TOOK HER NINE-YEAR-OLD TO THE DOCTOR.

WHEN SHE REALIZED HER MISTAKE SHE RUSHED THE GIRL INTO THE CLINIC.

THE TWO-MONTH-OLD IS STABLE.

DEPUTIES WITH THE CHILD ABUSE UNIT ARE INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


KAMELA PATTON CONTRACT-TC-SOTVO-TC


NOW TO OUR BIG STORY HERE TONIGHT --

SHAKE-UPS IN THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOL SYSTEM!

WE START IN COLLIER COUNTY --

WHERE SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR KAMELA PATTON --

JUST GOT HER CONTRACT EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS.

2:33:59-2:34:04

Dr Patton

"I plan to work for everybody. For all of our students and the

district. I'll do the best that I can."

THIS WASN'T WITHOUT CONTROVERSY THOUGH.

DR. PATTON STILL HAD TWO YEARS LEFT ON HER CONTRACT --

DOZENS TURNED OUT TONIGHT TO SPEAK FOR AND AGAINST THE CONTRACT EXTENSION.

DETRACTORS WORRY THE SUPERINTENDENT WON'T KEEP WORKING HARD.

BOARD MEMBERS SAY -- IF SHE DOESN'T WORK UP TO HER POTENTIAL --

THEY COULD PUT HER ON PROBATION -- OR EVEN OUST FROM HER POSITION. Return to index of stories...


NEW CYPRESS LAKE PRINCIPAL-SS(2)


IN LEE COUNTY TONIGHT -

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DISCUSSED A BIG CHANGE WITH ITS ADMINISTRATORS.

SOURCES TELL ABC7 -- ANGELA ROLES WILL BE APPOINTED AS THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL.

ROLES HAS BEEN PRINCIPAL AT DIPLOMAT MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR 8 YEARS.

TRACY PERKINS RESIGNED TWO WEEKS AGO AS PRINCIPAL OF CYPRESS LAKE.

PERKINS SAYS SHE SUFFERED MONTHS OF BULLYING AND HARRASMENT ON THE JOB.

PERKINS CONTRACT WITH LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS ENDS AUGUST 8TH. Return to index of stories...


NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-EANIBOX-FLY


AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST NIGHT.

VANDALS STRUCK A NORTH FORT MYERS LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD OVER THE WEEKEND.

WELL, A VIEWER SAW OUR STORY -- AND WANTED TO HELP.

TODAY --

MARTY DOBRANSKY TOOK ON THE TEDIOUS TASK OF REMOVING GRAFFITI.

IT WAS ALL OVER THE SCORE BOARD AT NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

MARTY WORKS FOR ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS.

HE KNEW HIS SKILLS AND PRODUCTS WOULD BE USEFUL.

AND IF HE HADN'T STEPPED IN FOR FREE --

THE LEAGUE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY MORE THAN 500 DOLLARS IN REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


NFM SCORE BOARD FIX-SOTVO


MARTY DOBRANSKY - ABERNATHY FINISH MASTERS

48:53 -:58

"I don't have the time to coach now or be more involved in the sports, so this is how I give back."

BILL LEMMERMAN - LEAGUE PRESIDENT

2:42 -:51

"It's nice to know that people care, it really is, when there's evidence that's other don't It's heart warming."

LEE COUNTY PARK CREWS PAINTED OVER THE OTHER GRAFFITI ON THE DUGOUTS AND WALLS THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-NATSVO


GOING HOG WILD IN LEE COUNTY.

TONIGHT - COMMISSIONERS ARE CONSIDERING HOG HUNTS ON COUNTY LAND.

LEADERS SAY THE WILD HOG POPULATION IS OUT OF CONTROL.

snorting oinking

COUNTY LEADERS ARE ASKING HUNTING COMPANIES TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO LEAD HOG HUNTS.

TRAPPING WILD HOGS ISN'T HELPING WITH POPULATION CONTROL.

TONIGHT ABOUT 30 PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO DISCUSS HOG HUNTS.

THEY WOULD BE SHOTGUN ONLY AND ON CONSERVATION LAND. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-SOTVO


they're just looking to go up one step and take care of the problem and set some really great hunts for lee county citizens. you don't have to spend $700 to go across the state, the hogs are right here

THE HOGS ARE CAUSING DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

COMPANIES INTERESTED IN LEADING HUNTS CAN SUBMIT BIDS THROUGH AUGUST 20TH. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PURGE-VO-WIPE


MOMS AND DADS --

LISTEN UP!

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS A WARNING ABOUT YOUR TEENAGE KIDS.

THEY'RE GETTING MORE REPORTS --

OF NAKED PHOTOS OF TEEN GIRLS BEING POSTED ONLINE.

IT'S A NEW TREND CALLED "PURGE" PAGES --

NAMED AFTER A MOVIE ABOUT ANARCHY.

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY'RE INVESTIGATING SIX CASES RIGHT NOW.

IN SEVERAL CASES --

GIRLS SENT NAKED PICTURES TO THEIR BOYFRIENDS --

WHO POSTED THEM AFTER THEY BROKE UP.

IN ONE CASE --

THE PHOTOS WERE STOLEN OFF A GIRL'S PHONE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PURGE-SOTVO


12;48;13-28

"We do not believe that these young people understand what they're doing is distributing child pornography, unfortunately, that's what it is."

DEPUTIES SAY PARENTS NEED TO TALK TO THEIR TEENS ABOUT THIS --

AND MONITOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING ON THEIR PHONES AND ON THE INTERNET.

THE PEOPLE POSTING OR DOWNLOADING THESE PHOTO'S COULD FACE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014 OPEN-CLIP


VOTE 2014 OPEN Return to index of stories...


CRIST BIG ANNOUNCMENT-CG(2)-OC


NEW PLANS FROM DEMOCRATIC HOPEFUL CHARLIE CRIST TONIGHT.

HE SAYS IF VOTERS PUT HIM BACK IN THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.

HE'LL MAKE CHANGES ON DAY ONE.

CRIST PLANS TO SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER --

MAKING SURE WOMEN ARE PAID THE SAME AS THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS IN FLORIDA.

HE SAYS HE WILL ALSO MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO PREVENT EMPLOYERS FROM FIRING SOMEONE BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUALITY.

ABC7 TALKED WITH VOTERS --

MOST WERE SURPRISED THERE WEREN'T ALREADY LAWS ON THE BOOKS. Return to index of stories...


CRIST BIG ANNOUNCMENT-SOT-OC


05:15 Brandy Wine/Ft. Myers - "That's a huge topic in the country in general right now. Especially with gay marriage becoming legal."

35 Kerri Turner/Fort Myers - "I think it would be great to have equal pay for equal jobs done."

CRIST STILL HAS TO WIN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN AUGUST.

HE FACES NAN RICH.

REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT RICK SCOTT CALLS CRIST'S PROMISES ALL TALK AND NO ACTION. Return to index of stories...


SALES TAX HOLIDAY-POP-CG-VO


WHETHER YOU HAVE KIDS OR NOT --

YOU CAN SAVE ON SHOPPING THIS COMING WEEKEND.

STARTING FRIDAY --

FLORIDA STARTS ITS THREE-DAY "SALES-TAX HOLIDAY."

YOU WON'T HAVE TO PAY TAX ON THESE ITEMS.

CLOTHING AND SHOES UNDER 100 BUCKS.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES UNDER 15.

COMPUTERS UNDER 750 DOLLARS.

IF THE COMPUTER COSTS MORE --

YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY THE TAX ON THE COST OVER 750 BUCKS.

AND YOU MAY SAVE MORE THAN YOU THINK --

THE FLORIDA RETAIL FEDERATION SAYS MANY STORE ARE OFFERING MAJOR SALES ON TOP OF THE SALES TAX DISCOUNT. Return to index of stories...


DEBT COLLECTION-VIDBOX


AMERICANS ARE GETTING BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO PAYING THEIR BILLS.

A NEW STUDY FINDS 1 IN THREE ADULTS ARE "IN COLLECTIONS."

THE AMOUNT DUE CAN RANGE ANYWHERE FROM $25 TO $125-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE AVERAGE IS ABOUT 5 GRAND.

WHEN IT COMES TO CREDIT CARDS --

DEBT WON'T GO INTO COLLECTION UNTIL IT'S MORE THAN SIX MONTHS PAST DUE.

BUT TIME FRAMES VARY FOR OTHER KINDS OF DEBT --

LIKE MEDICAL BILLS AND PARKING TICKETS.

ONCE A DEBT GOES INTO COLLECTION --

IT CAN REALLY HURT YOUR CREDIT SCORE.

THAT MEANS IT CAN AFFECT AN EMPLOYER'S DECISION TO HIRE YOU --

RESTRICT YOUR ACCESS TO MORTGAGES --

AND EVEN INCREASE YOUR INSURANCE COSTS. Return to index of stories...


ROBO CALL PAYCHECK-SOTVO


TONIGHT --

ABC7 IS UNCOVERING HOW TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST ROBOCALLS --

AND EVEN MAKE MONEY DOING IT.

" i generally get 5 to 6 per day."

" they call morning, noon and night"

THE UNWANTED CALLS COME BY THE MILLIONS EVERY DAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

TWO IN EVERY THREE CELL PHONE OWNERS RECEIVE AT LEAST SOME UNWANTED CALLS.

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW --

IS THESE KINDS OF CALLS TO CELL PHONES ARE *ILLEGAL* UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

AND ROBO-CALLERS FACE A HEFTY PENALTY!

THEY COULD OWE YOU FIVE-HUNDRED TO 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EVERY UNWANTED CALL. Return to index of stories...


LOBSTER SEASON-SOTVO


STARTING IN JUST UNDER AN HOUR --

SNORKLERS AND DIVERS CAN START CHASING TASTY SEA CRUSTACEAS.

MINI LOBSTER SEASON GETS UNDERWAY JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

"safety, safety, safety - we preach this every year"

FEDERAL & STATE OFFICERS ARE MAKING SURE LOBSTER CATCHERS FOLLOW THE LAW.

THAT MEANS KEEPING DIVE FLAGS UP --

AND KEEPING A DISTANCE FROM OTHERS.

IT'S JUST A TWO DAY EVENT --

AND YOU CAN CATCH 12 LOBSTERS PER DAY.

JUST HALF OF THAT IN PROTECTED WATERS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


'train whistle'

ABC7'S GOING TO TAKE YOU ON *TWO* WILD RIDES.

*UNDERNEATH* A TRAIN --

AND *ON TOP* OF A CAR!

WHY COPS SAY THE GREAT TRAIN ESCAPE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A CRIME --

AND WHY THE PERSON DRIVING THE CAR WILL SHOCK YOU.

PLUS --

THIS FLORIDA MOM SAYS SHE DID NOTHING WRONG. AND YOU MIGHT AGREE.

WHY SENDING HER 7-YEAR-OLD BOY OUT TO PLAY.

GOT HER ARRESTED.

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TZ1A TRAIN ESCAPE TEEN ON CAR-NATSVO


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TZ1B LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


JP WEATHERATE OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


We'll be dodging downpours through this Tuesday evening as spotty rain continues to roam in from the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the rain may be quite heavy, and a few of these downpours could also produce lightning along with gusty winds.

We'll keep rain chances in play through the overnight into Wednesday morning as our winds continue to come in from the Gulf, which is a weather pattern that favors morning showers.

Aside from seeing scattered rain through the next couple of days, expect a partly sunny sky with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Some isolated rain will be possible again Thursday morning, and then we transition into seeing more of an afternoon storm pattern by Friday and into the upcoming weekend.

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 even a tropical storm over the next couple days.

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

Most forecast models suggest this storm eventually curve to the north by next week, which would keep the storm away from the U.S. mainland. Return to index of stories...


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


NOSY OR CARING?

FIND OUT HOW SOME FLORIDA MOMS REACTED WHEN THEY SAW THIS 7-YEAR-OLD --

THAT GOT HIS MOTHER ARRESTED!

AND SOME SAY SHE'S CREATIVE!

OTHERS JUST THINK SHE'S A BUM.

HOW THIS WOMAN IS GETTING STRANGERS --

TO PAY FOR HER MATERNITY LEAVE!

JUST 60 SECONDS AWAY AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-VOTOPS


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B) CROWDFUNDING MATERNITY LEAVE-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-TC MON


WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

IT'S SUMMER - YOUR CHILD WANTS TO GO TO THE PARK - THEY WANT TO GO ALONE.

DO YOU LET THEM?

ON SATURDAY A PORT SAINT LUCIE MOM WAS IN THIS PREDICTAMENT.

HER SEVEN-YEAR-OLD SON WANTED TO GO TO THE PARK.

**SHE SAYS HE'S OLD ENOUGH AND MATURE ENOUGH.

OFFICERS DISAGREE AND TONIGHT SHE'S FEELING BOTH THE WRATH OF THE LAW AND PARENTS NATIONWIDE. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-PKG


THE PARK IS ONE OF SEVEN-YEAR-OLD DOMINIC GAINEY'S FAVORITE PLACES.

SOMETIMES HIS MOM COMES - SOMETIMES HE GOES ALONE.

ON SATURDAY - HIS SOLO TRIP TO THE PARK LANDED HIS MOM IN JAIL.

--

I'm totally dumb-founded by this whole situation.

--

NICOLE GAINEY GAVE HER SEVEN-YEAR-OLD PERMISSION TO WALK TO THE PARK **ALONE.**

IT'S A HALF MILE FROM THEIR HOUSE IN PORT SAINT LUCIE.

DURING HIS TEN MINUTE WALK -- DOMINIC PASSED THIS PUBLIC POOL -- AND GOT THE THIRD DEGREE FROM OTHER MOMS.

--

They asked me a couple questions and I got scared so I ran off to the park and then they called the cops.

--

PORT SAINT LUCIE OFFICERS STARTED SEARCHING FOR HIM AND FOUND HIM AT THE PARK WHERE THEY ALSO QUESTIONED HIM.

--

They said where does your mom live?

--

THEY PUT DOMINIC IN THE SQUAD CAR, DROVE HIM HOME AND THEN ARRESTED NICOLE -- CHARGING HER WITH FELONY CHILD NEGLECT -- BECAUSE HER SEVEN-YEAR-OLD WAS UNSUPERVISED AND OFFICERS SAY SEX OFFENDERS LIVE NEARBY.

--

I honestly didn't think I was doing anything wrong, I was letting him go play.

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LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE-ONCAM


NICOLE PLANS TO FIGHT THE CHARGE.

ONLY THREE STATES HAVE LAWS REGARDING LEAVING CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED.

FLORIDA IS NOT ONE OF THOSE STATES.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES DOES HAVE GUIDELINES ON WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR CHILD UNSUPERVISED.

WE POSTED THAT ON OUR WEBSITE - ABC-7.COM -- CLICK SITES ON SEVEN IN THE BIG BLUE BOX. Return to index of stories...


TEEN RIDES ON TOP OF CAR-SOTVO


A MOTHER-SON ARGUMENT IN OHIO --

TURNED INTO A WILD AND DANGEROUS RIDE!

WATCH THIS!

"Keep following; this kid is hanging on for dear life."

TWO PEOPLE STARTED RECORDING AS A CAR TOOK OFF.

THE MOM APPARENTLY MEANT TO LEAVE THE TEEN SHE WAS QUARRELING WITH.BEHIND.

BUT HE JUMPED ON THE ROOF OF THE CAR.

WITNESSES SAY THE HARROWING RIDE LASTED ABOUT TEN MINUTES.

FINALLY -- WHEN THE MOM REACHED A STOP SIGN -- THE TEEN JUMPED OFF.

THE MOTHER SAYS SHE NEVER KNEW HE WAS ON TOP OF THE CAR.

THE TEEN WAS THE ONE TICKETED FOR RIDING OUTSIDE THE CAR. Return to index of stories...


NARROW RAILROAD ESCAPE-TRX-NATSVO


"train nats"

AND FROM A CRAZY RIDE ON TOP OF A CAR --

TO A DARING ESCAPE UNDERNEARTH A TRAIN!

LIKE A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE "STAND BY ME."

ON THE TRACKS, 80 FEET UP, AND A TRAIN'S COMING RIGHT AT THEM!

THESE TWO WOMEN COULDN'T JUMP --

SO THEY LIED DOWN, PRAYING THE TRAIN WOULDN'T CRUSH THEM.

THEY JUST SNUCK IN UNDERNEATH IT.

ONE OF THEM STUBBED A TOE --

BUT WERE OTHERWISE FINE.

THEY COULD FACE CRIMINAL TRESPASSING CHARGES THOUGH. Return to index of stories...


CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-VO-WIPE


PAID TIME OFF CAN BE HARD TO COME BY FOR WOMEN ON MATERNITY LEAVE.

BUT ONE MINNESOTA WOMAN GOT CREATIVE.

SHE TURNED TO CROWD FUNDING.

SHE SET UP A WEBSITE --

SHARED HER STORY --

AND PEOPLE DONATE AS THEY PLEASE.

SHE GOT THE IDEA FROM A RECENT STORY IN THE NEWS --

THE MAN WHO RAISED THOUSANDS JUST TO MAKE POTATO SALAD.

THIS WOMAN FIGURED SHE HAD CAUSE WORTH SUPPORTING. Return to index of stories...


CROWDFUNING MATERNITY LEAVE-SOTVO


"I've had some people who through it was pretty cool creative neat idea i

had some comment why don't you just go out and panhandle."

BOLLMAN SAYS THE IDEA CAME WHEN BILLS STARTED TO STACK UP.

SHE HAS A VET BILL AND HER BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING COMING UP --

ALONG WITH THE ARRIVAL OF HER NEWBORN CHILD. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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LIGHTNING PHOTOBOMB-VOTOPS


USUALLY IT'S A PERSON PHOTO-BOMBING YOUR PICTURE.

FOR THIS COUPLE --

IT WAS MOTHER NATURE!

AND, TRUST ME, THE VIDEO'S UNREAL!

STICK AROUND TO SEE WHY EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT! Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


THEY SAY DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS-- AND THE DOLPHINS SAY THEY HAVE A REALLY GOOD ONE-- WE HAVE A REPORT FROM DOLPHINS CAMP

PLUS---- MARINER GRAD MIKE ZUNINO QUIETLY HAVE A REALLY GOOD SECOND YEAR IN THE BIG LEAGUES 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...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS COLORS MAYBE AQUA AND ORANE. BUT THEIR RESULTS ARE BLACK AND WHITE. AS THE TEAM SAYS. THEY ARE MEASURED IN WINS AND LOSSES. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. WHAT MATTERS THIS YEAR IS GETTING BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS--- AND AS CHRIS PARKS TELLS US---- IT ALL STARTS ON DEFENSE Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-PKG


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TB BUCS-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE BUCCANEERS HAD THEIR FIRST DAY OFF --- FROM TRAINING CAMP---

--- IT'S BEEN 12 YEARS SINCE THE BUCS WON SUPER BOWL 37 ----

-- AND NEW HEAD COACH LOVIE SMITH SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT TO BRING THE EXCITEMENT BACK TO TAMPA FOR THE THE BUCS FANS Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-SOTTOPS


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LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS


THE SOUTH-EAST REGIONAL FOR LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL CONTINUED.SORT OF.

TWO LIGHTNING DELAYS THIS EVENING PUSHED THESE GAMES WELL INTO THE NIGHT.

FORT MYERS 13-14 YEAR OLDS VS. VIRGINIA.

IN THE 2ND.JADE SOTO.LINER INTO LEFT. JORDAN DOLLY SCORES. FORT MYERS UP 1-NOTHING.

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RED SOX JAYS-POPMON


I'M NOT SAYING BOSTON FANS HAVE TURNED ON THE RED SOX. BUT LAST NIGHT. WHEN THE SOX WERE GETTING HAMMERED BY TORONTO. A "LET'S GO, PATRIOTS" CHEER STARTED UP AT FENWAY PARK. APPARENTLY LAST PLACE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR RED SOX NATION. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX JAYS-VOTOPS


RED SOX--- TAKING ON THE BLUE JAYS---

JAYS GET ON THE BOARD IN THE 2ND-- COLBY RASMUS-- GOING DEAD CENTER---

RED SOX LOSE AGAIN--- 4-2 ---

-- RED SOX ACE JON LESTER HAS BEEN SCRATED FROM HIS START TOMORROW-- WHICH COULD MEAN HIS IS BEING TRADED-- WHICH HAS BEEN THE RUMOR Return to index of stories...


RAYS BREWERS-VOTOPS


MARINER GRAD --- MIKE ZUNINO WITH PLENTY OF POP IN HIS BAT THIS SEASON---

ZUNIO-- WITH HIS 16TH HOMER OF THE YEAR--- AND THE MARINERS RIGHT IN THE PLAYOFF CHASE--

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MARLINS NATS-VOTOPS


MARLINS PIPING HOT ALL OF SUDDEN-- TAKING ON THE NATIONALS

HENDERSON ALVEREZ WAS AWESOME TONIGHT FOR THE FISH-- HE WENT 7 SCORELESS INNINGS-- GAVE UP JUST 3 HITS---

HE GOT ALL THE HELP HE WOULD NEED RIGHT HERE-- JON CARLO STANTON--- THE ROCKET TO LEFT-----

JORDANY VALDESPIN--- ON THE FLY--- HE SCORES FROM FIRST-- 1-0 MARLINS---

THAT'S ALL THEY WOULD NEED-- MIAMI WINS 3-0 --- THAT IS NOW 9 WINS IN THEIR LAST 10 GAMES Return to index of stories...


TEAM USA-POPMON


ACCORDING TO A SURVEY DONE BY REUTERS. NEARLY HALF OF ALL AMERICANS. DO NOT USE ALL THEIR VACTION DAYS. FOR SOME REASON. WE LOVE TO WORK. TEAM USA NO DIFFERENT--- AFTER A GRUELING NBA SEASON--- SEVERAL STARS GIVING UP THEIR SUMMERS TO PLAY FOR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE---- Return to index of stories...


TEAM USA-VOTOPS


TEAM USA BASKETBALL -- STARTED PRACTICING FOR THE FIBA WORLD CUP-- WHICH WILL BE IN SPAIN STARTING NEXT MONTH----

IT'S A 24 TEAM TOURNAMENT--- THAT TIPS OFF AUGUST 30TH

RIGHT NOW--- A NUMBER OF NBA STARS-- ARE BATTLING TO MAKE A 12-MAN ROSTER-- Return to index of stories...


TEAM USA-SOTTOPS


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GOLF-VOTOPS


FRESH OFF HIS DOMINANT WIN AT THE BRITISH OPEN--- RORY MCILROY IS BACK AT IT THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

RORY--- WHO HAS NOW WON --- 3 OF THE 4 MAJORS SAYS--- HIS GOALS HAVE NOW CHANGED- Return to index of stories...


GOLF-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

MOTHER NATURE'S SURPRISE PHOTO-BOMB.

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


LIGHTNING BOLT PHOTOBOMB-NATSVO


WE FINISH OUR SHOW TONIGHT --

WITH A PHOTOBOMB THAT'S EQUAL PARTS HARROWING *AND* JAW-DROPPING.

'nats of lighting strike'

THAT WAS A BOLT OF LIGHTNING --

STRIKING A TREE DIRECLTY BEHIND LUIS MORALES FUKTAKE AND GIRLFRIEND.

THEY WERE VACATIONING IN MEXICO RECENTLY.

AS THE COUPLE POSED FOR THE SELFIE --

CRASH!

THE LIGHTNING-AND-THUNDER KNOCKED THE COUPLE OVER --

BUT THEY'RE FINE.

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