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DIRECTORS PAGE RAW FOODS-TCMON VO WIPE
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HL1) PLANE CRASH LATEST-trxSOTVO NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) WOMEN HIT BY TRAIN-trxNATVO TEASE ONE------------
HL3) OK CUPID-trxVOTOPS TZ1 A WOMEN HIT BY TRAIN-NATSVO
STORMWARN-CLIP TZ1 B FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-SS
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
PLANE CRASH LATEST-BNC SS VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO SS BNC WOMEN HIT BY TRAIN-NATSVO TOPS
MIAMI PLANE ON BEACH-VO TOPS ONE IN THREE PEOPLE IN DEBT COLLECTIONS-OTS VO
ZAC LATAWIEC CALLED A MIRACLE-OTS SS OC FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-OC SS
INCREDIBLE FRESH INVESTIGATION-OC VO WIPE KIDS CLASS VIRGIN AIRLINES-OC VO
INCREDIBLE FRESH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WORKING SECURITY-OC VO TEASE TWO------------
FL MOM ARRESTED CHILD WALKS TO PARK ALONE-OTS VO W TZ2 A OK CUPID-SOTVO-WIPE
FL MOM ARRESTED CHILD WALKS TO PARK ALONE-SOTVO TZ2 B NATIONAL TIGER DAY-VOTOPS
ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION UPDATE-OTS SS OK CUPID-POP
FMB PARKING PROBLEMS-OTS SS VO WIPE OK CUPID-PKG
FMB PARKING PROBLEMS-SOTVO NATIONAL TIGER DAY-VO IN TCMON WIPE
APARTMENT FIRE-OC VO WIPE NATIONAL TIGER DAY-SOTVO
APARTMENT FIRE-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
CAPE PIPES-OC VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
CAPE PIPES-SOTVO TZ3 A MIDEAST CRISIS-VO
HOG HUNTING-OC VO WIPE TZ3 B WATER RESCUE-VO
HOG HUNTING-SOTVO TZ3 C MISSING NH TEEN-VO
SCHOOL FIRE DRILL-OC VO WIPE FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS
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It was only after I landed, and we exited the plane that I realized

that there were people on the beach.

NOW AT 5 --

AN APOLOGY!

THROUGH HIS PASTOR --

THE PILOT THAT CRASHED ON A VENICE BEACH --

KILLING TWO --

SAYS HE'S SORRY.

AHEAD --

WE FINALLY KNOW WHY HE LANDED ON THE SAND.

NATS OF TRAIN

A SPEEDING TRAIN COMES BARRELING TOWARD YOU-

WHAT DO YOU DO?

THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS CAUGHT ON CAMERA-

AND HOW THESE TWO WOMEN TRAPPED ON THE TRACKS MANAGED TO SURVIVE.

AND --

ONE ONLINE DATING SERVICE THINKS YOUR LOVELIFE IS A GAME.

WHY THEY ADMIT --

THEY TOYED WITH YOUR EMOTIONS AND *PURPOSELY* MISMATCHED USERS.

YOUR NEWS STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


HL1) PLANE CRASH LATEST-trxSOTVO


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HL2) WOMEN HIT BY TRAIN-trxNATVO


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HL3) OK CUPID-trxVOTOPS


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STORMWARN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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...


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PLANE CRASH LATEST-BNC SS VO WIPE


FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE HEARING FROM THE FAMILY OF THE PILOT-- WHO

CRASH LANDED ON SUNDAY-

THE CRASH KILLED A FATHER AND HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WALKING ALONG THE BEACH IN VENICE.

THE PILOT'S PASTOR TELLS ABC 7 HE NEVER SAW THEM.

THE PILOT- KARL KOKOMOOR AND HIS PASSENGER WERE NOT AT THE ENGLEWOOD CHURCH TODAY.

KOKOMOOR'S WIFE, SUSAN AND HIS DAUGHETER WERE THERE.

THE FAMILY'S PASTOR READ A STATEMENT.

IN IT-- KOKOMOOR WROTE HOW HE AND HIS FRIEND WERE JUST GOING FOR

A QUICK SITESEEING TOUR --

WHEN THE PLANE'S ENGINE FAILED.

THEY LOST ALTITUDE AND DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TIME TO MAKE A DECISION. Return to index of stories...


PLANE CRASH LATEST-SOTVO SS BNC


Victor Willis, Englewood United Methodist Church

:2:51

i spotted an area on the shore, which I did not see anyone, and landed

the plane. the plane hit the water to rest with nose down at waters

edge.

it was only after I landed, and we exited the plane that I realized

that there were people on the beach. I never saw them.

:19

KOKOMOOR SAYS HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE DEVASTATED.

THEY CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE IRIZARRY FAMILY.

OMMY IRIZARRY DIED ON SUNDAY.

HIS NINE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, OCEANA, DIED LAST NIGHT AT ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN SAINT PETE.

HIS WIFE RELEASED A STATEMENT THIS MORNING SAYING

"OUR PRECIOUS OCEANA HAS JOINED HER DADDY IN HEAVEN.THERE ARE NO WORDS

TO DESCRIBE THE SUFFERING WE ARE EXPERIENCING."

IRIZARRY SERVED IN THE U-S ARMY.

HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE STATIONED IN FORT STEWART GEORGIA.

COMING UP ON ABC NEWS AT 6-

WE'LL HEAR FROM A CLOSE FRIEND OF THE VICTIMS' FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI PLANE ON BEACH-VO TOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

A DIFFERENT PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING ON MIAMI BEACH.

YOU CAN SEE THE CROWD GATHERED NEAR THE PLANE JUST AFTER NOON TODAY.

IT WAS A SIMILAR SITUATION --

THE PILOT SAYS THE PLANE SUFFERED A MECHANICAL FAILURE.

THIS TIME --

NO ONE ON THE BEACH OR ON THE PLANE WERE HURT. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC CALLED A MIRACLE-OTS SS OC


NEW AT 5-

A TEENAGER STRUCK BY LIGHTNING CONTINUES TO IMPROVE-

NURSES CALL IT A MIRACLE.

14-YEAR-OLD ZAC LATAWIEC'S MOTHER TELLS ABC 7-

HE MOVED HIS LEGS AND FINGERS AND EVEN ANSWERED A QUESTION BY NODDING.

DOCTORS HAVE DECREASED THE SEDATIVES.

THEY SAY THERE ARE POSITIVE SIGNS, BUT CAUTION THE TEEN HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD.

THIS IS ZAC WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND CHELSEA GILL.

THE TWO WERE ON FORT MYERS BEACH TOGETHER WHEN THEY WERE HIT BY LIGHTNING LAST WEEK.

GILL WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL THE DAY AFTER THE STRIKE.

THEIR FAMILY FRIEND - 41-YEAR-OLD SCOTT WILCOX DIED ON THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH INVESTIGATION-OC VO WIPE


AN ATTORNEYS SAYS A COLLIER COUNTY COMPANY KNEW THEY WERE HIRING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS --

AND DID IT ANYWAY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE FRAUD RAIDED INCREDIBLE FRESH THIS MONTH --

ARRESTING MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE.

THEY SAY THEY USED FAKE I-D'S TO GET THESE JOBS.

IN THE NEW DOCUMENTS OUT TONIGHT --

A DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS SOME OF THE WORKERS SAYS --

"THE EMPLOYER KNOWS THE WORKERS ARE UNAUTHORIZED."

A GROUP FROM TAMPA SAYS THIS IS MORE ABOUT UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS THAN IDENTITY THEFT --

AND THEY SAYS THE EMPLOYEES ARE THE REAL VICTIMS HERE. Return to index of stories...


INCREDIBLE FRESH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


PHONER marisol marquez - activist

rye-ee-ses en tampa 045016 we called on a massive statewide call. 5/ 045027 we're just asking for the charges to be dropped against these workers, working is not a crime. 6

THIS GROUP - RYE-EE-SES EN TAMPA SET UP A PAGE ON FACEBOOK --

ASKING PEOPLE TO CALL THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT TO GET THE CHARGES DROPPED. Return to index of stories...


GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WORKING SECURITY-OC VO


IS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WORKING AS A SECURITY GUARD FOR A GUN STORE IN FLORIDA?

OFFICERS IN DELAND SAY THEY APPROACHED ZIMMERMAN IN A PARKING LOT BEHIND POMPANO PAT'S MOTORCYCLE AND GUN STORE.

ZIMMERMAN TOLD THEM THE STORE'S OWNER ASKED HIM TO PROVIDE SECURITY AFTER A RECENT BURGLARY.

THE STORE OWNER DENIES THAT-

SAYING ZIMMERMAN "IN NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM" HAS BEEN EMPLOYED BY THERE.

LAST YEAR, A JURY FOUND HIM NOT GUILTY IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN. Return to index of stories...


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NEW AT 5 --

A FLORIDA MOTHER IS FACING CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES FOR SIMPLY LETTING HER SON GO TO THE PARK ALONE.

LET ME EXPLAIN.

SATURDAY IN PORT SAINT LUCIE --

NICOLE GAINEY GAVE HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON DOMINIC PERMISSION TO WALK FROM THEIR HOUSE TO A PARK ABOUT A HALF MILE AWAY.

SOMEONE SAW HIM ALONE AND CALLED POLICE.

OFFICERS TOOK DOMINIC HOME --

AND ARRESTED HIS NICOLE FOR CHILD NEGLECT.

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FL MOM ARRESTED CHILD WALKS TO PARK ALONE-SOTVO


Nicole Gainey

Charged with Child Neglect

I'm totally dumbfounded by this whole situation.WIPE TO

My own bondsman said my parents would have been in jail every day.

BUT GAINEY SAYS SHE BELIEVES DOMINIC IS MATURE ENOUGH TO GO TO THE PARK ALONE DURING THE DAY.

SHE ADDS --

HE ALWAYS HAS A CELL PHONE.

THE STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS THERE IS NO LAW THAT SAYS EXACTLY HOW OLD A CHILD HAS TO BE BEFORE THEY CAN GO SOMEWHERE UNSUPERVISED.

IT'S A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION UPDATE-OTS SS


NOW TO THE LATEST ON AN ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING.

A FACEBOOK USER SENT THESE PICTURES TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES.

THEY SHOW THOMAS MCGUINNESS HOLDING A GUN TO A CAT'S HEAD.

ANOTHER PICTURE SHOWS HIM POINTING THE GUN AT A DOG.

ANIMAL CONTROL DID INVESTIGATE.

THEY SAY BOTH ANIMALS ARE ALIVE AND WELL.

MCGUINNESS TOLD DEPUTIES HE TOOK THEM AND POSTED THEM AS A JOKE.

HE WILL NOT BE CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARKING PROBLEMS-OTS SS VO WIPE


ONE SMALL, EMPTY CHUNK OF LAND HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE UPSET ON FORT MYERS BEACH TONIGHT.

THE TOWN WANTS TO BUILD A PARKING LOT ON CONNECTICUT STREET FOR THE MOUND HOUSE.

BUT NEIGHBORS ARE THROWING A FIT.

HERE'S THE ISSUE.

RIGHT NOW --

WHEN THE MOUND HOUSE GETS TOO CROWDED --

PEOPLE PARK AT BEACH BAPTIST CHURCH.

THE TOWN PAYS TO RENT IT AND SHUTTLE PEOPLE IN.

THIS LOT THE TOWN BOUGHT MONTHS AGO --

WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM.

BUT PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON CONNECTICUT SAY. IT'S AT THEIR EXPENSE. Return to index of stories...


FMB PARKING PROBLEMS-SOTVO


Gene Simpson, Connecticut Street/Opposes Lot "I think it's a waste of people money. I just think they want to do something with the land."

Phoebe Godfrey, Connecticut Street/Supports lot "Public spaces are very important and whether they are parking lots. people need places that are supported by public funds."

RIGHT NOW --

FORT MYERS BEACH IS DOING SOME COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE THINK.

THEY'RE EITHER GOING TO BUILD THIS LOT OR END UP SELLING IT.

THEY WANT A DECISION BY THE TIME THE MOUND HOUSE OPENS AFTER RENOVATION IN THE BEGINNING OF 2015. Return to index of stories...


APARTMENT FIRE-OC VO WIPE


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY HOTEL IS GIVING FREE ROOMS TO PEOPLE WHOSE APARTMENTS WERE DESTROYED IN A FIRE.

AROUND NINE O'CLOCK CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO AN ELECTRICAL FIRE IN THE HAMPTON POINT APARTMENTS.

THOSE ARE NEAR PUNTA GORDA.

THE FIRE CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THREE UNITS.

THE POWER HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR ALL 20 APARTMENTS.

THE G-M FOR THE HAMPTON INN OVERHEARD RESIDENTS SAY THEY MIGHT HAVE TO SLEEP ON COTS IN THE CLUBHOUSE AND OFFERED TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


APARTMENT FIRE-SOTVO


KRYSTAL EDWARDS/PORT CHARLOTTE HAMPTON INN GM"That's unacceptable, that's unacceptable for me and that's unacceptable for our community, in a lot of regards we forget sometimes about the importance of people."

THE HAMPTON INN IS GIVING SIX ROOMS FREE OF CHARGE TO THE DISPLACED FAMILIES.

THE RED CROSS IS HELPING THE THREE FAMILIES WHOSE APARTMENTS WERE DAMAGED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPES-OC VO WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

CREWS IN CAPE CORAL ARE WORKING TO REPLACE WATER PIPES IN SOME OF THE OLDEST PARTS OF THE CITY.

THEY'RE FOCUSED PRIMARILY --

ON THE NEIGHBORHOODS SOUTH OF CAPE CORAL PARKWAY.

CITY LEADERS ACKNOWLEDGED THE OLD METAL PIPES LED TO LOW WATER PRESSURE AND FREQUENT WATER MAIN BREAKS.

SO TODAY --

CREWS INSTALLED THE FIRST OF MANY NEW PLASTIC LARGER PIPES

TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPES-SOTVO


00:16:36" Save money, better pressure? Sounds like a win-win to me"

Gary Blessing, Cape Coral

00:12:19 "Replacing it with a larger now these residents will have

good flow good volume, and hopefully be able to take a good shower."

Bill Sperry, Cape Coral Engineer

THE PROJECT WILL TAKE A FEW YEARS TO COMPLETE --

AND COST 2-POINT-7 MILLION DOLLARS.

JUST AS PRECAUTION --

YOU'LL BE UNDER A BOIL WATER NOTICE IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA WHERE THEY'RE WORKING ON THE PIPES. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-OC VO WIPE


IF YOU'VE LIVED IN LEE COUNTY FOR SOME TIME-- YOU'VE LIKELY SEEN ONE OF THESE AROUND. WILD HOGS.

TONIGHT COUNTY LEADERS ARE ASKING FOR PROPOSALS FROM HUNTING COMPANIES IN LEADING HOG HUNTS ON LEE COUNTY LANDS.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS LAST MONTH.

IT'S ALL IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL THE WILD HOG POPULATION-- SINCE TRAPPING THEM ISN'T WORKING.

WHERE THE HUNTS WOULD TAKE PLACE HASN'T BEEN DETERMINED. Return to index of stories...


HOG HUNTING-SOTVO


we're looking for an operator who will run our hunts, do it safely, work within the confines of our natural resources, keep the general public safe and offer good, quality recreational opportunity for local citizens."

THE PUBLIC MEETING STARTED AT 5:30.

THE COUNTY WILL BE ACCEPTING BIDS THROUGH AUGUST 20TH.

COUNT ON US TO MONITOR THIS FOR YOU IN THE MONTHS AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL-OC VO WIPE


FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY --

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS REACTED TO A NEW FIRE DRILL POLICY IN THE COUNTY.

THE COUNTY NEEDED A NEW ONE --

AFTER ABC7 EXPOSED SCHOOLS NOT DOING THE REQUIRED FIRE DRILLS.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS CALLED THOSE DEFICIIENCES SHAMEFUL, DISTURBING, AND UNACCEPTABLE TODAY.

BUT --

THEY ALSO SAID THEY WERE CONFIDENT THE CHANGES WILL DO A BETTER JOB OF PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN FROM FIRE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL FIRE DRILL-SOTVO


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RAW FOODS-TCMON VO WIPE


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING-

THE RAW FOODS DIET IS GAINING MOMENTUM-

BUT IS IT HEALTHIER AND WILL IT HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

FOR SOME FOODIES - UNPROCESSED, UNPASTEURIZED, UNCOOKED IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO.

THEY SAY IT ALLEVIATES THE RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES AND HAS MORE NUTRITIONAL VALUE.

THAT'S BECAUSE SOME SAY FOODS ARE CHEMICALLY ALTERED DURING COOKING.

BUT DIETICIANS AREN'T BITING.

THEY SAY COOKING FOODS CUTS THE RISK OF ILLNESS - FROM DANGEROUS BACTERIAS LIKE SALMONELLA AND E. COLI. Return to index of stories...


RAW FOODS-SOTVO


NADINE PAZDER REGISTERED DIETICIAN

"Raw foods can be potentially dangerous for people who are

immunocompromised. It can be dangerous for the elderly, it can be dangerous

for pregnant women or very young children."

BUT RAW FOOD ADVOCATES SAY FEWER CALORIES ARE CONSUMED EATING THIS WAY.

BUT OTHERS SAY THAT'S JUST BECAUSE IT'S SO RESTRICTIVE.

TO SEE IF IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU-

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


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


nats

STUCK ON THE TRACKS WITH A TRAIN FAST APPROACHING.

IT'S MUST-SEE VIDEO.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THESE TWO WOMEN.

PLUS -

THE SHOCKING RESULTS.

THE ZAP THIS WRISTBAND DELIVERS WHEN YOU START TO CHEAT ON YOUR WORKOUT.

IS IT WORTH IT? Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A WOMEN HIT BY TRAIN-NATSVO


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TZ1 B FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-SS


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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


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...


WOMEN HIT BY TRAIN-NATSVO TOPS


NATS OF TRAIN WHISTLE

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

SHOCKING VIDEO OF TWO WOMEN CAUGHT ON THE TRACKS AS A TRAIN APPROACHES.

AND THEY SURVIVED.

THE WOMEN WERE TRESPASSING ON AN 80-FOOT BRIDGE ON SOUTHERN INDIANA.

ONE WOMAN LIES DOWN ON THE TRACKS AS THE TRAIN NEARS-

THE OTHER CONSIDERS JUMPING BEFORE SHE TOO LIES DOWN.

THAT'S THE LAST YOU SEE OF THEM.

THE ENGINEER HIT THE BRAKES WHEN HE SAW THEM BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP IN TIME.

THE ENGINEER THOUGHT HE JUST KILLED TWO PEOPLE AND CALLED POLICE.

BUT THE TWO WOMEN WERE ALIVE-

AND RAN TO A NEARBY CAR.

THE WOMEN HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND MAY FACE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


ONE IN THREE PEOPLE IN DEBT COLLECTIONS-OTS VO


A NEW REPORT SHOWS ONE IN THREE PEOPLE --

ARE DEALING WITH DEBT COLLECTORS IN THE U-S.

ONE IN THREE!

THE URBAN INSTITUTE SAYS --

THE AVERAGE DEBT IN COLLECTION IS ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE STUDY ALSO POINTS OUT A DISTURBING TREND --

THE SHARE OF AMERICANS IN COLLECTIONS FLAT DESPITE THE END OF THE RECESSION.

RESEARCHERS BLAME STAGNANT INCOMES COUPLED WITH INCREASING COSTS FOR WHY PEOPLE CAN'T GET OUT OF DEBT. Return to index of stories...


FITNESS TRACKER THAT ZAPS-OC SS


A NEW FITNESS BAND CLAIMS TO DELIVER SHOCKING RESULTS.

CHECK IT OUT --

IT'S CALLED THE *PAVLOK FITNESS BAND --

THE BAND WILL JOLT YOU WITH AN ELECTRIC SHOCK WHENEVER YOU NEED MORE MOTIVATION.

YES -- YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT --

IT WILL ZAP YOU WITH 340 VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY IF YOU FAIL TO MEET YOUR GOALS.

THE MAKER COMPARES THAT TO THE STATIC ELECTRICITY YOU FEEL WHEN YOU TOUCH A METAL DOORKNOB.

IT'S SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED AT THE BEGINNING OF 2015 --

COSTING BETWEEN $150 AND $230 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


KIDS CLASS VIRGIN AIRLINES-OC VO


SHOULD CHILDREN BE KEPT SEPARATE ON A FLIGHT?

VIRGIN AIRLINES IS CONSIDERING. A KIDS CLASS.

CHILDREN WOULD SIT IN A SEPARATE SECTION OF THE PLANE --

WHERE NANNIES WOULD LOOK AFTER THEM.

RIGHT NOW --

IT'S JUST AN IDEA.

NOTHING'S SETTLED.

AND --

THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY ALSO WORRIES ABOUT WHAT THE CHILDREN WOULD DO WITHOUT THEIR PARENTS IF THERE WAS AN EMERGENCY.

SO THEY HAVEN'T SIGNED OFF EITHER. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO------------


Donna Barnes / RELATIONSHIP EXPERT - YOU NEED TO CHOOSE A SITE THAT / WANTS TO PROTECT YOU NOT BETRAY YOU!

USING YOUR LOVE LIFE AS A GUINEA PIG.

THE DATING SITE THAT INTENTIONALLY HOOKED UP OPPOSITES FOR RESEARCH!

ABC7 EXPAINS THE METHOD TO THE MISMATCH MADNESS.

IT'S FOUND IN ALMOST EVERYTHING WE USE AND THAT ONE INGREDIENT IS KILLING OFF ENDANGERED TIGERS.

NEXT - ABC7 TAKES YOU TO THE NAPLES ZOO.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR TO SAVE THESE TIGERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A OK CUPID-SOTVO-WIPE


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OK CUPID-POP


DECEPTION IN ONLINE DATING!

THE DATING WEBSITE O-K CUPID SAYS THEY INTENTIONALLY PAIRED PEOPLE UP THAT WERE NOT COMPATIBLE --

*AND* INTENTIONALLY KEPT PEOPLE APART THEY THOUGHT COULD HAVE MADE A LOVE CONNECTION.

AS ABC'S MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO REPORTS --

O-K CUPID THINKS IT'S O-K. BECAUSE IT WAS RESEARCH. Return to index of stories...


OK CUPID-PKG


FINDING LOVE IS HARD THAT IS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE turn TO ONLINE DATING LIKE

THEODORE IN HER

HER CLIP

BUT NOW-ONE OF THE NATION'S MOST POPULAR DATING SITES IS ADMITTING IT SETUP

CUSTOMERS WITH BAD MATCHESON PURPOSE!

OK CUPID-POSTING THIS CONTROVERCIAL BLOG MONDAY TITLED: "WE EXPERIMENT ON

HUMAN BEINGS!" NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO FIND YOUR MATCH

Donna Barnes RELATIONSHIP EXPERT

;01;06;31 I ABSOLUTELY THINK THAT THIS VIOLATED THE TRUST OF THE USERS

BUT OK CUPID SAYS THERE WAS A METHOD TO ITS MISMATCH MADNESS. THE COMPANY

SAYS IT TOOK PAIRS OF DATERS WHO RATED 30% COMPATABLE BASED ON OKCUPID

QUESTIONAIRES AND TOLD THEM THEY WERE ACTUALLY 90% COMPATABLE. RESULTING

THEY SAY, IN SOME OF THOSE COUPLES EXCHANGING MORE MESSAGES

Christian co-founder of OkCupid

01;26;03;11 - THAT MESSAGE TURNED INTO A CONVORSATION ABOUT TWICE AS

OFTEN WHEN WE TOLD THEM THAT THEY WERE A GOOD MATCH.

THEN THEY DID THE CUPID SHUFFLE THEY TOLD PEOPLE WHO WERE ACTUALLY WELL-

MATCHED THAT THEY HAD LITTLE CHANCE OF BEING COMPATABLE BUT BY WHAT SOME

MAY CALL THE POWER OF LOVE THEY STILL SEEMED TO FIND EACH OTHER!

CEO - 01;11;29;00WE TAKE TWO PEOPLE THAT WERE RIGHT FOR EACHOTHER AND BE

LIKE NO NO NO YOU GUYS ARE WRONG AND THEY ACTUALLY END UP MESSAGING JUST AS

MUCH AS IF WE TOLD THEM THE TRUTH

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME OKCUPID HAS PERFORMED AN EXPERIMENT OF LOVE. IN

JANUARY OF 2013 THEY TOOK AWAY EVERYONE PHOTOS THE RESULTS FASCINATING

GFX

PEOPLE RESPONDED TO FIRST MESSAGES 44% MORE OFTEN

CONVERSATIONS WENT DEEPER

AND CONTACT DETAILS WERE EXCHANGED FASTER

HOWEVERWHEN THE PHOTOS WERE RESTORED MANY OF THE CONVERSATIONS CAME TO A

HALT

As for this latest experiment NOT EVERYINE IS THRILLED.

EXPERIMENT SUBJECT

01;44;47;17 IT IS A LITTLE OFF PUTTING

Donna Barnes / RELATIONSHIP EXPERT

01;04;13;30 YOU NEED TO CHOOSE A SITE THAT /WANTS TO PROTECT YOU NOT BETRAY

YOU!

BUT OK CUPID INSISTS ITS ARROW AND ITS ETHICS ARE NOT BROKEN. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL TIGER DAY-VO IN TCMON WIPE


IT'S INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY AND THE NAPLES ZOO WANTS YOU TO KNOW YOU CAN HELP SAVE THEM.

AND IT'S AS SIMPLE AS LOOKING AT THE INGREDIENTS ON THE PRODUCTS YOU USE AT HOME.

THIS TIGER AT THE NAPLES ZOO IS JUST ONE OF 32-HUNDRED LIVING ON THIS PLANET.

ONE INGREDIENT FOUND IN BASICALLY EVERYTHING WE USE HAS LEFT THEM ENDANGERED AND ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION.

PALM OIL IS A VEGETABLE OIL -- IT'S IN OUR SOAPS, COOKIES, FROZEN FOODS, AND CLEANING ITEMS-

COMPANIES ARE CLEARING JUNGLES TO PRODUCE PALM OIL. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL TIGER DAY-SOTVO


SOT

40:06-40:12

"They clear the land to grow these gigantic plantations which eliminates the natural habitat for these animals."

SOT

50:57-51:02

"I was very surprised. I didn't know it was threatening their habitat as much as it is."

ONE WAY TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE PURCHASING PALM OIL FREE PRODUCTS IS BY LOOKING ON THE BACK.AND IF IT CONTAINS CANOLA AND/OR SUNFLOWER OIL, THEN THE PRODUCT DOES NOT CONTAIN PALM OIL. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE THREE------------


ABC7 IS FOLLOWING VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST TONIGHT.

MORE THAN 100 KILLED --

AS FIGHTING BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS CONTINUES.

AHEAD --

THE PUSH FOR A CEASEFIRE AND WHY IT'S UNLIKELY.

RESCUE ON THE WATER.

A MAN STRANDED - TRYING TO BALANCE HIS BOAT WITHOUT GOING OVER.

SEE HOW CREWS FINALLY SAVE HIM.

AND MISSING FOR NINE MONTHS -- A TEENAGE GIRL IS FINALLY BACK HOME.

THE MAN OFFICERS SAY TOOK HER AND TONIGHT THE BIZARRE DETAILS ABOUT WHERE SHE WAS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A MIDEAST CRISIS-VO


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TZ3 B WATER RESCUE-VO


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TZ3 C MISSING NH TEEN-VO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

MARYJAYNE COYNE OF NAPLES

THANKS FOR WATCHING MARY JAYNE.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE OUR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US. Return to index of stories...