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DIRECTORS PAGE HUMANE SOCIETY IN NEED-OC VO WIPE
HEADLINES------------- HUMANE SOCIETY IN NEED-SOTVO BNR
HL1) LIGHTNING MOM-trxSOTVO NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) ABANDONED BOATS-TRXSOTVO TEASE ONE------------
HL3) CLUTTER DAD-trxVOTOPS TZ1 A UCLA FLOODING-VOTOPS
BREAKING-CLIP TZ1 B WORKOUT APP-VOTOPS
BIG CORKSCREW FIRE-SS VO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
HOMICIDE ARREST-BNC SS(2) FORECAST-PHC
BIG STORY-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM'S MOM-SS TOPS BNC VO WIPE UCLA FLOODING-VO TOPS
LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM'S MOM-SOTVO SS(2) ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL-VO IN POP
FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO IN TCMON CG(4) ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL-NATSVO TOPS
FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO WIPE ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL-SOTVO
FLESH EATING BACTERIA-SOTVO WORKOUT APP-OTS VO WIPE
HIT AND RUN-OTS SS(2) VO WIPE WORKOUT APP-SOTVO
HIT AND RUN-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
FIRE AT VET OFFICE-VO IN TCMON TEASE TWO------------
FIRE AT VET OFFICE-SOTVO WIPE TZ2 A GMA CLUTTER-SOTVO-WIPE
NORTH NAPLES FIRE-TRX VO TOPS TZ2 B CRAYOLA-SS
FL BABY LEFT IN HOT CAR-OC VO GMA CLUTTER-TCMON
INMATES LEFT IN PRISON VAN-OTS GMA CLUTTER-PKG
MIGRANT BOAT IN MIAMI-OC VO MANATEE MORTALITY-VIDBOX TOPS (3)
LOBSTER SEASON DEATH-TRX VO TOPS CRAYOLA ORLANDO-OC SS (4)
RUBIO ON SEXUAL ASSAULT-OC VO WIPE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
RUBIO ON SEXUAL ASSAULT-SOT SS TEASE THREE------------
FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-POP SOTVO WIPE TZ3 A EBOLA OUTBREAK-VO
FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-SOTVO TZ3 B NOOSE-VO
FALLING TASK FORCE-OC VO WIPE TZ3 C PORCH SHOOTING TRIAL-VO
FALLING TASK FORCE-SOTVO FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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:01:16 miracle! because they didn't expect it, they did not expect it at all.

FROM BRAIN DEAD TO BLOWING KISSES!

RIGHT NOW AT 5 --

THE MOTHER OF THE TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH --

EXPLAINS HOW HER SON IS PROVING DOCTORS WRONG!

NATS OF BOATS BEING PULLED WITH A BOBCAT

STUCK IN THE WATER

YOU'VE SEEN THEM-

LITTERING THE VIEWS IN LEE COUNTY AND CLOGGING THE RIVERS-

HOW THE COUNTY IS DEALING WITH THESE ABANDONED BOATS.

AND A MAN ADMITS --

HE BLAMED HIS WIFE FOR THEIR MESSY HOUSE.

NOW HE CONFESSES --

HE WAS WRONG.

AND OTHER MEN ARE TOO.

THE CLUTTER CONTROVERSY --

COMING UP.

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


HL1) LIGHTNING MOM-trxSOTVO


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HL2) ABANDONED BOATS-TRXSOTVO


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HL3) CLUTTER DAD-trxVOTOPS


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BREAKING-CLIP


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BIG CORKSCREW FIRE-SS VO


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS-

A LARGE BRUSH FIRE IS THREATENING HOUSES IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S BURNING ON WOODLAND GRADE ROAD-

THAT'S JUST EAST OF GOLDEN GATE.

ABC7 HAS NEW VIDEO OF THE FIRE AND SMOKE.

RIGHT NOW-

IT'S 45 ACRES.

AT THIS POINT FIREFIGHTERS HAVE *NOT* EVACUATED PEOPLE.

ABC 7 HAS A CREW ON THE SCENE.

WE'LL BRING YOU THE LATEST ON THIS STORY AS IT COMES IN TO THE NEWSROOM. Return to index of stories...


HOMICIDE ARREST-BNC SS(2)


BREAKING RIGHT NOW --

WE'VE JUST LEARNED FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN THE MURDER OF A TRANSGENDERED WOMAN.

TERRY LYNN BRADY WAS ARRESTED TODAY FOR THE MURDER OF EDDIE JAMES OWENS -- FOUND MURDERED IN A FORT MYERS ALLEYWAY LAST MONTH.

OWENS IDENTIFIED AS A WOMAN AND WENT BY THE NAME YASMIN SANCHEZ.

SHE WAS FOUND SHOT AND BURNED TO DEATH. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM'S MOM-SS TOPS BNC VO WIPE


JUST DAYS AGO --

SHE WAS DECIDING WHETHER TO DONATE HER SON'S ORGANS.

BUT NOW --

THE MOTHER OF A LEHIGH TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SAYS IT'S A MIRACLE.

HER SON IS BLOWING KISSES TO HER AND HIS GIRLFRIEND.

NEW AT 5 --

ZACHARY LATAWIEC'S MOTHER SPOKE ONLY TO ABC 7 OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL THIS AFTERNOON.

DANITA LOVINS SAYS NURSES ARE SHOCKED.

TWO DAYS AGO --

DOCTORS TOLD DANITA HER SON WAS BRAIN DEAD.

ALL THEY HAD LEFT WAS HOPE AND PRAYERS.

BUT NOW ZAC IS OPENING HIS EYES--

AND TODAY, HIS MOM SAID HE EVEN WAVED TO THE NURSES AND BLEW KISSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND.

SHE SHARED THE MOMENT SHE SAW HER SON OPEN HIS EYES AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM'S MOM-SOTVO SS(2)


Danita Lovins, Zac's Mom

::00:58

hollie- what was it like?

oh my god! giving birth! giving birth, having them, putting them in

your arms. Its like ooooh. Because they're open, they're opening

longer, they're opening wider, theyre opening big and hes looking side

by side, it's just oooh amazing.

:14

ZAC IS STILL ON A VENTILATOR TO HELP WITH HIS BREATHING.

AND HE FACES A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY.

ZAC AND TWO OTHERS WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING LAST WEEK ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

HIS GIRLFRIEND --

CHELSEA GILL WAS HURT --

BUT SURVIVED.

A FAMILY FRIEND --

SCOTT WILCOX -- DIED AT THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO IN TCMON CG(4)


DANGER IN THE WATER --

ONE PERSON IN SARASOTA IS DEAD AFTER GETTING FLESH-EATING BACTERIA FROM THE WATER.

DOCTORS ARE TREATING ANOTHER PERSON FOR THE SAME BACTERIA.

IT'S CALLED VIBRIO VULNIFICUS.

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING EVERYONE IN FLORIDA ABOUT THE DANGER OF WARM WATER.

JUST THIS YEAR - 11 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SICKENED BY THE FLESH-EATING BACTERIA.

TWO HAVE DIED.

THE BACTERIA IS SPREAD THROUGH WARM WATER AND TAINTED SHELLFISH.

TO AVOID INFECTION-

THE C-D-C SAYS YOU SHOULDN'T SWIM WITH OPEN WOUNDS.

IF YOU HANDLE RAW SHELLFISH - WEAR GLOVES.

FULLY COOK SHELLFISH --

AND EAT IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO WIPE


ABC 7 DISCOVERED HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK FOR CONTRACTING IT IN OUR WARM WATERS.

BUT IT'S MORE COMMON IN THE SUMMER.

AND TODAY WE FOUND DOZENS OF BEACHGOERS WHO HAD NO IDEA THEY WERE AT RISK. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING BACTERIA-SOTVO


David Moore, Indiana "That's really serious. I'm glad. I don't know. I don't have any open wounds!"

Paige Haviland, Kansas "I had no idea about this at all."

Gina Siekman, Ohio "I heard that the open wounds thing was an issue, so luckily we don't have any cuts or anything. someone else told us it only happens if you ingest it."

YOU CAN NOT GET THIS FLESH-EATING BACTERIA FROM SWALLOWING SEA WATER.

IT IS EASILY TREATABLE-

IF YOU START TO FEEL SICK AFTER EATING SHELLFISH OR AFTER SWIMMING IN THE GULF-

GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY RECENT CASES IN COLLIER OR CHARLOTTE COUNTIES

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HIT AND RUN-OTS SS(2) VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

A DEATH OUTSIDE A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STRIP CLUB.

A MAN RUN OVER AND KILLED IN THE PARKING LOT.

THIS MAN-

23 YEAR OLD LUIS SAEZ-

WAS CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY AT SCARLETT'S CABARET ON FOWLER STREET WHEN HE WAS HIT.

POLICE TELL US HE WAS RUN OVER BY A CAR AS HE ASKED A MAN TO LEAVE WHO WAS HAVING A FIGHT WITH A GIRL.

21 YEAR-OLD GIOVANNI CORDONA IS BEHIND BARS-

HE'S CHARGED WITH DUI AND HIT AND RUN IN CONNECTION WITH HIS DEATH.

WE TALKED TO SAEZ'S PARENTS TODAY -- THEY TELL US THEY'RE SON HAD A CONTAGIOUS SMILE, AND GIVING HEART --

RIGHT NOW-

THEY ARE KEEPING HIM ON LIFE SUPPORT AS THEY PREPARE TO DONATE HIS ORGANS. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN-SOTVO


00;51;17-28

"He still is a great kid. And some families out there are going to know how great he was with his organs."

THE SUSPECT IS BEING HELD ON MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND-

MORE CHARGES COULD ALSO BE COMING.

HIS FAMILY DID NOT WANT TO TALK TO US TODAY --

MANAGEMENT AT SCARLETT'S CABARET ALSO DECLINED TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


FIRE AT VET OFFICE-VO IN TCMON


A FIRE AT AN ANIMAL HOSPITAL SENT STAFF MEMBERS SCRAMBLING TO GET ANIMALS TO SAFETY.

IT HAPPENED AT THE THE EASTSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL ON PALM BEACH BLVD IN FORT MYERS.

AROUND NOON TODAY SMOKE STARTED FILLING THE BUILDING.

THE FIRE MARSHAL SAYS IT AN ELECTRICAL FIRE STARTED IN A BACK OFFICE.

25 CATS AND DOGS WERE INSIDE AT

THE TIME.

THOSE PETS AND THE WORKERS ARE ALL SAFE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FIRE AT VET OFFICE-SOTVO WIPE


ADRIENNE GETTMAN- OFFICE MANAGER: "we had people in examine rooms, normal day and then the building just started filling up with smoke."

THE VET IS ASSESSING THE DAMAGE.

STAFF MEMBERS HOPE TO REOPEN MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES FIRE-TRX VO TOPS


SCARY MOMENTS TODAY FOR A NAPLES WOMAN.

PART OF HER CAR MELTED INSIDE HER GARAGE

FIREFIGHTERS SAY THE BATTERY CAUSED THE ENGINE AREA TO MELT.

FIRE MOVED INSIDE THE S-U-V MELTING THE PASSENGER AREA.

THE WOMAN HAD JUST PULLED THE CAR INTO HER GARAGE AND WITHIN MINUTES PARTS OF THE HOUSE WERE FULL OF SMOKE.

HER HOUSE WASNT DAMAGED AND NOBODY WAS HURT.

FIRE OFFICIALS BELIEVE RECENT REPAIR WORK MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


FL BABY LEFT IN HOT CAR-OC VO


AN ORANGE COUNTY MOTHER IS FACING A CHILD NEGLECT CHARGE FOR LEAVING HER 2-MONTH-OLD IN A VAN.

DEPUTIES SAY THE BABY WAS LEFT IN A VAN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR YESTERDAY.

HER MOTHER TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE WAS INSIDE THE CLINIC WITH HER 9-YEAR-OLD.

SHE THOUGHT THE APPOINTMENT WOULD BE QUICK.

BUT AFTER AN HOUR-

SHE REALIZED THE BABY WAS IN THE CAR AND RUSHED HER INSIDE THE CLINIC.

THE BABY IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL TODAY.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT HER CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


INMATES LEFT IN PRISON VAN-OTS


AND A GROUP OF FLORIDA INMATES WERE TAKEN THE HOSPITAL AFTER THEY WERE IN A HOT VAN.

THE MEN WERE IN A PRISON VAN FOR 200 MILES WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING.

THEY WERE HEADED FROM AVON PARK TO A FACILITY IN LAKE BUTLER.

THEY SAY THE GUARDS IGNORED THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THE HEAT AND DIDN'T PROVIDE THEN WATER.

ALL FOUR WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL WHEN THEY MADE IT THEIR DESTINATION.

THEIR NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


MIGRANT BOAT IN MIAMI-OC VO


THE U.S. COAST GUARD HAS RESCUED A GROUP OF MEN FLOATING ON INNER TUBES IN THE OCEAN OFF KEY BISCAYNE.

THE MEN WERE SPOTTED ABOUT FIVE MILES OFFSHORE THIS MORNING.

THE COAST GUARD FOUND FOUR MEN ON INNER TUBES AND TWO OTHERS IN THE WATER.

A SMALL BOAT WAS ALSO FOUND ABANDONED IN THE WATER WITH PADDLES AND AN INNER TUBE ON BOARD.

THE COAST GUARD IS STILL SEARCHING FOR OTHERS WHO MAY BE IN THE WATER.

THE MEN ARE IN GOOD HEALTH AND WILL BE SENT BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.

OFFICIALS HAVE NOT SAID WHERE THE MEN WERE TRAVELING FROM. Return to index of stories...


LOBSTER SEASON DEATH-TRX VO TOPS


LOBSTER MINI SEASON BEGAN AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT-

AND SOMEONE HAS ALREADY DIED.

22-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH GROSSO WAS ON A A PROFESSIONAL DIVE BOAT THIS MORNING NEAR POMPANO BEACH

HE WENT UNDER WATER AND WAS UNCONSIOUS WHEN HE SURFACED.

HE WAS IN ABOUT 40 FEET OF WATER.

LOBSTER MINI SEASON RUNS THROUGH TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO ON SEXUAL ASSAULT-OC VO WIPE


A NEW BILL AIMED TO CURB SEX ASSAULTS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES COULD MEAN BIG CHANGES FOR CAMPUSES HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT WOULD REQUIRE INSTITUTIONS TO KEEP ACCURATE RECORDS OF SEX ASSAULT INCIDENTS AND FACED STIFF FINES IF THE SCHOOL UNDER-REPORTS.

INSTITUTIONS WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT SURVEYS AIMED AT GAUGING THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM ON CAMPUS.

ABC 7 SPOKE WITH REPS FROM FGCU AND FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN TODAY ABOUT HOW THIS COULD CHANGE THE WAY THE SCHOOL HANDLES ASSAULTS. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO ON SEXUAL ASSAULT-SOT SS


RICK PARFITT

CHIEF OF POLICE, FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

"Like any police agency would. There's an investigation. We have an

internal procedure through code of conduct and dean of students to

handle even beyond what the criminal justice system can do."but to

"Anytime a federal law affects a college or university, it affects

them across the board."

IN A STATEMENT-FGCU SAYS IT HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO REVIEW THE LEGISLATION-

BUT ANY ALLEGATION OF SEX ASSAULT IS TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY, AND VICTIMS ARE PROVIDED TIMELY, RESPECTFUL AND CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT BY FGCU. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-POP SOTVO WIPE


A NAPLES GROUP IS FINALLY HOME AFTER A NATIONWIDE PASSPORT PROBLEM LEFT THEM STRANDED IN CHINA.

VOICE OF CARISSA JOHNSON, STACEY LINS' BEST FRIEND

:05-:11

All our luggage.Zoey! we're going home! We're going home, we're going home!

NAPLES MOTHER STACEY LINS, HER 12 YEAR OLD SON, AND BEST FRIEND CARISSA JOHNSON FLEW TO CHINA THREE WEEKS AGO.

THEY WERE THERE SO STACEY COULD ADOPT 4 YEAR OLD ZOEY.

BUT RIGHT WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT TO COME HOME, A COMPUTER CRASH HAPPENED AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

IT STRANDED THEM FOR 5 DAYS.

ZOEY COULDN'T GET HER VISA!

THEN FINALLY THEY GOT THE GOOD NEWS. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-SOTVO


STACEY LINS, NAPLES MOTHER

19:17:02

I can't even tell you. She was in the shower, my son and I were screaming, jumping. Zoey was probably like what's going on?

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE TEMPORARY COMPUTER CRASH IS STILL AFFECTING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

THERE'S A MAJOR BACKLOG OF VISAS APPLICATIONS THEY'RE TRYING TO CATCH UP ON. Return to index of stories...


FALLING TASK FORCE-OC VO WIPE


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FALLING TASK FORCE-SOTVO


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HUMANE SOCIETY IN NEED-OC VO WIPE


THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY NEEDS YOUR HELP.

SUMMER IS THE TIME THE NO-KILL SHELTER IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS!

THAT'S BECAUSE MANY SEASONAL RESIDENTS WHO VOLUNTEER AND SUPPORT THE HUMANE SOCIETY FINANICALLY, AREN'T HERE RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY IN NEED-SOTVO BNR


:03-:18 "we survive by donations, grants and requests, right now this time of year everyone goes back north.walk the dogs and socialize the cats."

THEY SAY ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

EVEN JUST TAKING THE ANIMALS OUT FOR WALKS, OR BUILDING MAINTENANCE.

IF YOU WANT TO DONATE SUPPLIES WE HAVE THEIR WISH LIST UP ON ABC DASH SEVEN DOT COM.

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


STREETS TURNED TO RIVERS.

BILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER RUSHING FROM A BROKEN PIPE.

COLLEGE STUDENTS SURFING DOWN STAIRS.

THE MASSIVE MESS FROM A WATERMAIN -- WHAT CAUSED IT TO FAIL.

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS.

AHEAD - ABC7 SHOWS YOU HOW YOU CAN CASH IN ON EATING RIGHT AND WORKING OUT.

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


TZ1 A UCLA FLOODING-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B WORKOUT APP-VOTOPS


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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


CHANGES AHEAD TO CLOSE THE WORK WEEK

The onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico continued Wednesday, with the the bulk of the activity in inland areas. Scattered showers and storms will likely continue this evening in inland areas, with temps in the 80s. We'll see the activity die down overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

We have more onshore flow on Thursday, which will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas in the morning hours. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

Changes will arrive on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temps next week look to remain in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. The system is much weaker than Tuesday, and the National Hurricane Center has reduced the chance for development to 50%.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


UCLA FLOODING-VO TOPS


BOOGIE BOARDING IS SOMETHING MANY COLLEGE KIDS ON THE COAST DO.

BUT NOT USUALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF CAMPUS!

TAKE A LOOK!

U-C-L-A IS FLOODED.

A WATER MAIN BROKE LAST NIGHT --

SPEWING 10 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER ONTO SIDEWALKS AND INTO BUILDINGS.

THAT INCLUDES THE FAMOUS PAULEY PAVILLION --

THE BASKETBALL ARENA.

SOME STUDENTS HAD THEIR FUN WITH IT --

ALTHOUGH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN TELLING THEM THE WATER'S NOT SAFE. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL-VO IN POP


DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS-

LEE COUNTY IS TACKLING A MAJOR PROBLEM LITTERING IT'S WATERWAYS -- ABANDONED BOATS.

TOWING THEM TO SHORE AND THEN CRUSHING THEM.

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ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL-NATSVO TOPS


NATS OF BOAT CRUSHING

THIS IS THE END OF THE LONG FOR ABANDONED BOATS LEFT IN LEE COUNTY WATER WAYS.

THIS MONTH-

THE COUNTY IS TAKING 16 DERELICT VESSELS OUT OF THE WATER.

CREWS WILL SLAP A STICKER ON THEM LIKE THIS ONE NEAR MATANZAS PASS- AND TRY TO TRACK DOWN THE ORIGINAL OWNER.

WHEN ALL OPTIONS ARE EXHAUSTED AND A MONTH PASSES- THE BOATS ARE TOWED TO SHORE AND DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL-SOTVO


Captain Dave Durham

It was dropped off, registration expired in 05 - I just don't want it to break loose and do damage to other boats or sink and do damage to moving boats.

Take Sot

Justin McBride

Lee County Division of Natural Resources

9 seconds

Some boats have fuel on them- can become a navigational hazard- it's literally litter in the water.

GRANT MONEY PAYS FOR THE BOAT REMOVAL- WHICH RUNS UP A TAB OF MORE THAN 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


WORKOUT APP-OTS VO WIPE


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING TONIGHT --

YOU COULD GET PAID TO WORK OUT!

BUT ABC7 DISCOVERED THE CATCH.

THERE'S A NEW APP CALLED "PACT."

YOU SHARE YOUR CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL INFORMATION.

THEN -- EACH WEEK -- YOU PLEDGE YOU'LL DO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF WORK OUTS.

THEN YOU SAY WHAT PENALTY YOU'LL PAY IF YOU MISS ONE.

MINIMUM -- FIVE DOLLAR FINE FOR MISSING THE GYM.

FOLLOW-THROUGH AND DO ALL THE WORKOUTS --

YOU'LL GET PAID.

THE REWARD MONEY COMES FROM THE POT OF FINES --

FROM OTHER PEOPLE WHO FAIL TO HONOR THEIR PACTS. Return to index of stories...


WORKOUT APP-SOTVO


01:32:51 TIFFANY: / it was a motivator to make sure that I did go to the

gym because I told them that I was going to. They would charge me if I didn

't.

THAT WOMAN LOST 90 POUNDS --

AND EARNED 41 DOLLARS.

BUT CHEATERS BEWARE

YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR G-P-S TO CHECK IN AT THE GYM --

OR USE YOUR PHONE TO COUNT YOUR STEPS.

YOU CAN'T JUST SAY YOU WORKED OUT--

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


CLINT - "My first thought would be you have one job your one job to

clean the house."

THIS FATHER SAYS HE WAS ANNOYED TO FIND A DIRTY HOUSE AND HIS STAY-AT-HOME WIFE PLAYING WITH THE KIDS.

IT'S A CONSTANT FIGHT BETWEEN MANY COUPLES.

THEIR SOLUTION TO THE CLUTTER CONTROVERSY.

MORE COLOR TO THE SUNSHINE STATE.

THE NEWEST ATTRACTION JOINING THE LIKES OF DISNEY, UNIVERSAL AND LEGOLAND. Return to index of stories...


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GMA CLUTTER-TCMON


THE CLUTTER CONTROVERSY-

A DAD LEARNED AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR ALL FATHERS -- THE HARD WAY.

HE BLAMED HIS STAY-AT-HOME WIFE FOR NOT KEEPING THE HOUSE CLEAN-

ABC's ABBIE BOUDREAU EXPLAINS WHY HE CHANGED HIS TUNE. Return to index of stories...


GMA CLUTTER-PKG


NATS: modern family clip - what happened here

-- KIDS! THEY MAY BE SMALL - BUT THEIR MESSESNOT SO MUCH Just ask any

modern family

NATS: modern family clip - life is messy sometimes

And Like many moms-- Melodie Edwards-says she's- SO BUSY KEEPING A TIDY HOME

CAN BE A CHALLENGE.

SOT: MELODIE: it is more important to me to ignore the housework and give

my kids attention so the kids feel important.

And perhaps like many husbands-melodie's husband CLINT ADMITS HE ONCE BLAMED

HIS WIFE FOR THEIR MESSY HOME

SOT: CLINT: my first thought would be you have one job your one job to

clean the house.

BUT IN a controversial new WASHINGTON-POST ESSAY CALLED: "I BLAMED MY WIFE

FOR OUR MESSY HOUSE, I WAS WRONG FOR MANY REASONS," HE EXPLAINS HOW HE DID

A TOTAL 180.

SOT: C - Mel and I had a candid conversation about it and eventually she

said sometimes it comes down to I can either wash the dishes or help nora to

walk. It is either this or that

AND WHILE MANY FEEL THIS ARTICLE IS "SPOT ON," THE EDWARDS HAVE ALSO COME

UNDER FIREONE PERSON WRITING: "There is never a good excuse for living in

squalor or dirt."

SOT: CLINT - we still vacuum kids still have chores we are not living in

squalor.

AND NOW - WITH CLINT HELPING WITH DINNER AND LAUNDRY MELODIE SAYS LIFE IS

EASIERTHOUGH STILL A LITTLE MESSY!

SOT: CLINT: I don't look at my house as evidence that she did something

wrong. It is evidence that she had an important day.

INSPIRING THE CLEAN-FREAK IN ME - TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK.AND ENJOY WHAT'S

MOST IMPORTANT!

NATS: Maybe daddy will do the dishes tonight? Calvin:

Uh huh!

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MANATEE MORTALITY-VIDBOX TOPS (3)


FLORIDA'S PUSH TO PROTECT MANATEES. IS WORKING!

JUST 38 MANATEES HAVE DIED IN LEE COUNTY THIS YEAR -- MOSTLY KILLED BY BOATERS.

BREVARD COUNTY'S 63 DEATHS TOPS THE STATE.

BUT --

OVERALL, THE NUMBER OF MANATEES DEATHS HAS DROPPED.

241 THIS YEAR.

830 LAST YEAR.

SO THE PACE IS WAY DOWN.

STILL -- LEE COUNTY DOES HAVE THE SECOND-HIGHEST NUMBER OF MANATEE DEATHS IN THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


CRAYOLA ORLANDO-OC SS (4)


THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET MORE COLORFUL IN FLORIDA-

CRAYON MANUFACTURER CRAYOLA IS BUILDING AN ATTRACTION IN ORLANDO.

THE CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE ORLANDO WILL OPEN NEXT SUMMER AT THE FLORIDA MALL.

IT WILL HAVE 25 HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES -

LIKE GLOW IN THE DARK COLORING AND CRAYON CREATION.

THE 70-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT FACILITY IS SLATED TO OPEN NEXT SUMMER.

NO WORD YET ON HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO GET IN.

BUT THE COMPANY HAS A SIMILAR ATTRACTION IN PENNSYLVANIA.

A SINGLE-DAY PASS THERE COSTS 18 DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


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


ONE AMERICAN DEAD --

TWO OTHERS IN QUARANTINE.

TONIGHT --

THE DEADLY EBOLA OUTBREAK

WHICH COUNTRY'S BEING EVACUATED AND WHAT DOCTORS ARE DOING TO STOP THE SPREAD.

LOOK!

THIS IS WHAT HE SAYS A U-P-S WORKER GAVE HIM.

IT'S A NOOSE.

ABC7 HAS THE STORY BEHIND IT.

PLUS --

IS HE GUILTY OF MURDER?

THE BIZARRE TRIAL OF A MAN WHO SHOT AND KILLED A 19-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

HE CALLS IT SELF-DEFENSE.

PROSECUTORS CALL IT COLD BLOOD.

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TZ3 A EBOLA OUTBREAK-VO


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TZ3 B NOOSE-VO


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TZ3 C PORCH SHOOTING TRIAL-VO


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