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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE TWO
HEADLINES TZ2 A CHILD FORCED TO SIT ON FLOOR-VOTOPS
HL 1) RED TIDE MOVING-VOTOPS TZ2 B FL TREASURE-SOTTOPS
HL 2) TERRY BRADY FOLLOW-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
HL 3) BEE PROBLEMS-VOTOPS WEATHER-PWC
BIG STORY-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
OPTING OUT-BNC, WIPE VO CLERK BEAT UP-trxVOTOPS
OPTING OUT-SOTVO MANS NEW FACE-trxVOTOPS
RED TIDE CONCERNS-EANIBOX, WIPE VO CHILD FORCED TO SIT ON FLOOR-WIPE VO
RED TIDE CONCERNS-SOTVO CHILD FORCED TO SIT ON FLOOR-SOTVO
WATER QUALITY-OC, CG SANIBEL CHARGING CENTER-trxVOTOPS
DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP SANIBEL CHARGING CENTER-SOTVO
TERRY BRADY ARREST FOLLOW-VO WIPE FL TREASURE-SOTTOPS, VO
TERRY BRADY ARREST FOLLOW-SOTVO FL TREASURE-SOTVO
DUI MANSLAUGHTER-trxVOTOPS, SS COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
DUI MANSLAUGHTER-SOTVO TEASE THREE-POP
AMY YOUNG RESTRAINING-VO WIPE OC TZ3 A SPORTS TEASE-VO-DISS
LEE CO HEATSTROKE DEMO-POP, VO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
LEE CO HEATSTROKE DEMO-SOTVO 11PM TZ1) TAX FREE DEALS-VOTOPS-WIPE
LATCH ON CAPE CORAL-VO CG 11PM TZ2) PRISONER LEG SWEEP-VOTOPS
CAPTIVA CRASH-OC VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPTIVA CRASH-SOTVO RED SOX TRADES-VOPOP
DRIVING WITH HEADSETS-2SHT, WIPE VO RED SOX TRADES-VO CG
DRIVING WITH HEADSETS-SOTVO RED SOX TRADES-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP RAYS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE HENKE BERG-VOTOPS
TZ1 A BEE STINGS-VOTOPS HENKE BERG-CGTOPS
TZ1 B DINING OUT FOR A CURE-VOTOPS HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL SEMINOLES-POPMON
BEE STINGS-TCMON, WIPE VO SEMINOLES-VOTOPS
BEE STINGS-SOTVO RAY RICE-VOTOPS
DINING OUT FOR A CURE-2SHT, WIPEVO RAY RICE-SOTTOPS
DINING OUT FOR A CURE-SOTVO FUN SPORTS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


ALL NEW TONIGHT AT 7--

ITS KNOWN AS THE RED TIDE --

AND TONIGHT.

IT COULD BE HEADING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

JUST HOW BIG IS IT --

AND SHOULD YOU BE CONCERNED NEXT TIME YOU HEAD TO THE BEACH.

NEW DETAILS IN THE DEATH OF A TRANSGENDER WOMAN IN LEE COUNTY.

THE FACEBOOK POSTS REVEALING HOW SHE KNEW THE MURDER SUSPECT --

AND WHAT WAS FOUND ON HER BRA.

PLUS -

THERE IS A LOT OF BUZZING COMING FROM ONE NEIGHBORHOOD --

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

COULD THEY HURT YOU -

AND WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF THEY COME SWARMING NEAR YOUR HOME.

THE NEWS AT 7 STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) RED TIDE MOVING-VOTOPS


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HL 2) TERRY BRADY FOLLOW-VOTOPS


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HL 3) BEE PROBLEMS-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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OPTING OUT-BNC, WIPE VO


A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER STARTED THE PUSH --

AND NOW IT'S SPREADING.

MORE AND MORE PARENTS WANT TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN "OPT OUT" OF FLORIDA'S STANDARDIZED TESTING.

ON WEDNESDAY --

LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DON ARMSTRONG SAID HIS 2 KIDS WILL NOT BE TESTED THIS YEAR.

NOW --

HUNDREDS OF OTHER PARENTS MAY FOLLOW.

SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE SAYING SCHOOLS ARE BECOMING MORE LIKE TEST PREP CENTERS --

RATHER THAN PLACES OF CRITICAL THINKING AND LEARNING. Return to index of stories...


OPTING OUT-SOTVO


Robert Schaeffer public eduction director for national center for fair and open testing.

2901 testing is not learning. testing is not teaching. we need a better form of teaching learning and assement for lee county and collier county public schools.

TONIGHT --

LEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRAHAM IS MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA.

SHE IS EXPECTED TO ADDRESS THIS TOPIC.

STAY WITH ABC7 AS WE FIND OUT WHAT SHE SAID. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE CONCERNS-EANIBOX, WIPE VO


ALSO NEW TONIGHT --

A RED TIDE BLOOM NEARLY SEVEN TIMES THE SIZE OF MAHATTAN IS DRIFTING TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RESEARCHERS ARE TRACKING RED TIDE IN THE GULF.

TODAY ABC7 JOINED RESEARCHERS AT MOTE MARINE AS THE GEARED UP TO FOLLOW THE BLOOM.

THEY SAY IT'S 80 MILES LONG AND 50 MILES WIDE.

RED TIDE KILLS MARINE LIFE AND CAN CAUSE BREATHING PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE ON THE BEACH. Return to index of stories...


RED TIDE CONCERNS-SOTVO


Vincent Lovko, Phytoplankton Ecology Program Manager at Mote Laboratory - "We want to get in front of the bloom so we can see what's happening beneath the surface on this side of the bloom so that might help tell us where it's going."

RESEARCHERS HOPE TO LEARN HOW FAST IT'S MOVING SO THEY CAN PREDICT WHERE IT'S GOING.

WORKERS WITH THE SANIBEL CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION ARE TESTING THE WATER.

THERE IS NO SIGN OF RED TIDE. Return to index of stories...


WATER QUALITY-OC, CG


AND WE KNOW WATER QUALITY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, WHETHER YOU'RE SWIMMING IN IT, OR DRINKING IT.

TOMORROW IS THE START OF AUGUST, AND NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH.

A RECENT GALLUP POLL SHOWS 60 PERCENT OF AMERICANS WORRY ABOUT POLLUTED DRINKING WATER.

THE SAME POLLS SHOWS AMERICANS ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WATER POLLUTION, THAN CLIMATE CHANGE OR THE EXTINCTION OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING STORY-CLIP


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TERRY BRADY ARREST FOLLOW-VO WIPE


WE LEARNED TODAY --

A LEE COUNTY TRANSGENDERED WOMAN SHOT AND KILLED --

MAY HAVE HAD A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HER ACCUSED KILLER.

A TIPSTER TOLD FORT MYERS POLICE HE KNOWS VICTIM YASMIN SANCHEZ AND SUSPECT TERRY BRADY.

HE SAYS THEY HAD A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP.

FACEBOOK POSTS BACK THAT UP..

POLICE RECORDS ALSO SHOW --

FIVE BULLETS RECOVERED FROM THE SCENE MATCH A GUN FOUND IN BRADY'S BEDROOM.

BUSINESS OWNERS -- WHO WORK NEAR WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND -- SAY THEY'RE GLAD AN ARREST WAS MADE. Return to index of stories...


TERRY BRADY ARREST FOLLOW-SOTVO


00:26:52 I am very happy that they found that person that did that. He deserves what he gets. 00:26:57

00:27:49 it eases things knowing that that person isn't out there yet doing something to somebody else. 00:27:56

POLICE RECORDS SHOW SANCHEZ'S BRA TESTED POSITIVE FOR GASOLINE.

SHE WAS FOUND BURNED --

IN ADDITION TO SHOT.

BUT BRADY'S ATTORNEY SAYS THE EVIDENCE IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL.

COPS ARE NOT INVESTIGATING THIS AS A HATE CRIME. Return to index of stories...


DUI MANSLAUGHTER-trxVOTOPS, SS


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FATHER IS IN JAIL TONIGHT FOR A CRASH THAT KILLED ONE MAN AND INJURED THREE MORE.

PORT CHARLOTTE OFFICERS SAY CHRISTOPHER BEST WAS DRUNK WHEN HE PLOWED INTO A ROAD CREW ON U-S 41 LAST NIGHT.

HIS SIX YEAR OLD SON WAS IN THE BACK SEAT. Return to index of stories...


DUI MANSLAUGHTER-SOTVO


"I've never known him to drink he's not a bad person, he's not a bad person."

NEIGHBORS TELL ABC7 --

BEST WAS RECENTLY HOSPITALIZED FOR PANCREATIC ISSUES. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG RESTRAINING-VO WIPE OC


TODAY --

NAPLES POLICE SERGEANT AMY YOUNG WAS ORDERED TO GIVE UP HER GUNS.

YOUNG WAS SHOT AT HER HOUSE IN ESTERO EARLIER THIS MONTH.

ALSO SHOT WAS HER BOYFRIEND, ANOTHER NAPLES COP, NAMED LUIS MONROIG.

MONROIG DIED.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHO SHOT WHO.

BUT MONROIG'S EX-WIFE HAS FILED A PROTECTION ORDER AGAINST YOUNG.

A JUDGE GRANTED IT ON MONDAY.

MONROIG CLAIMS YOUNG SHOT HER EX-HUSBAND WITH HER TWO KIDS AT THE HOUSE.

SHE WOULDN'T TALK TO US TODAY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO HEATSTROKE DEMO-POP, VO


SEVERAL SCARY CLOSE CALLS.

ABC-7 HAS LEARNED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIREFIGHTERS --

HAVE RESCUED CHILDREN FROM HOT CARS THIS SUMMER BEFORE IT TURNED DEADLY.

TODAY - IONA-MCGREGOR FIREFIGHTERS SHOWED US THE TRAINING THAT'S HELPED THEM SAVE CHILDREN.

IT WAS PART OF A DEMONSTRATION FOR NATIONAL HEAT STROKE PREVENTION DAY.

THIS YEAR 19 CHILDREN HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS IN THE U-S.

TWO WERE IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO HEATSTROKE DEMO-SOTVO


Tracy McMillion, Iona McGregor Fire Department

:26:53 even with all the education and all the information that we try

to put out there, it constantly needs to be a reminder

:32:50 Is there anything else we can do.

I dont know! I think making people aware over and over again and

making the community almost accountable. If you see a kid in a car,

YOU take action.

IN 2007 --

FLORIDA MADE IT A CRIME --

TO LEAVE A CHILD, SIX OR YOUNGER, IN A CAR FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES.

EXPERTS SUGGEST LEAVING SOMETHING IN THE BACKSEAT AS A REMINDER. Return to index of stories...


LATCH ON CAPE CORAL-VO CG


LOOKING AHEAD -

TOMORROW --

BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CAN TAKE PART IN A NATIONWIDE EVENT

IT'S CALLED THE BIG LATCH ON.

IT''S A SYCRONIZED EVENT TO CELEBRATE WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK AND RAISE AWARENESS.

MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN CAN PARTICIPATE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER AND AT CAPE CORAL HOSPITAL.

IT BEGINS AT 10:30 IN THE MORNING -

YOU NEED TO BE THERE BY 10 TO REGISTER.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA CRASH-OC VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME --

WE'RE HEARING THE 9-1-1 CALLS FROM THE NIGHT A PLANE CRASHED OFF NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND.

GREGG HOWARD WAS KILLED EARLIER THIS MONTH --

WHEN HIS PLANE WENT DOWN.

THE N-T-S-B REPORT REVEALED HOWARD HAD ALMOST 700 POUNDS OF PORCELAIN TILES ON THE PLANE AT THE TIME.

WITNESSES TOLD OPERATORS THEY SAW THE PLANE TRYING TO TAKE OFF FROM THE GRASSY ISLAND AIRSTRIP. Return to index of stories...


CAPTIVA CRASH-SOTVO


423 he came off the end of the runway, it's a grassy runway, and he kind of picked up, and i thought gees he's awfully low, and he kept on. then all of a sudden it started kind of banking to the left and it went down.

MANY CALLERS SAID SEVERAL KAYAKERS TRIED THEIR OWN RESCUE EFFORTS BEFORE FIRST RESPONDERS GOT THERE.

HOWARD WAS THE ONLY ONE ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


DRIVING WITH HEADSETS-2SHT, WIPE VO


BRAND NEW AT 7 --

ABC7 IS INVESTIGATING A DANGEROUS SITUATION ON THE ROADS.

DRIVERS WEARING HEADPHONES.

WHEN YOU'RE BEHIND THE WHEEL AND YOU HAVE IN THOSE EARBUDS -- THAT'S CONSIDERED DISTRACTED DRIVING

CAPE CORAL DRIVER OMOLADE KOLAWOLE SAYS HE LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY.

HE WAS TICKETED.

WE SET OUT TO FIND OUT IF OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE WRITING MORE OF THESE TICKETS. Return to index of stories...


DRIVING WITH HEADSETS-SOTVO


02:27:31 "I had my earphones on so I wasn't worried about anything, I wasn't speeding or anything like that" 00:52:32 "with the prevalence of smartphones with the commanality of mobile devices on the go a lot of people forget to take their headphones off when their in the car

SINCE 20-11 CAPE OFFICER HAVE WRITTEN 50 CIATATIONS --

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES 47.

FORT MYERS POLICE HAVE CITED 33 DRIVERS FOR THE OFFENSE.

THEY SAY THEY'RE WORKING TO GET AHEAD OF THE TREND. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE


BEES EVERYWHERE!

80-THOUSAND OF THEM --

IN ONE CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

SEE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SOMEONE TACKLED THE HIVE.

AND-

ARE YOU HUNGRY WITH NO DINNER PLANS?

WE HAVE PLAN THAT CAN ALSO HELP A GOOD CAUSE!

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TZ1 A BEE STINGS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B DINING OUT FOR A CURE-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


TRACKING MORE STORM CHANCES

The onshore flow continued on Thursday, with scattered downpours and storms developing in coastal areas and then moving inland. This activity may try to push back into the Urban Corridor this evening as temps fall into the 80s. The rain and storms will slowly end overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

Storm chances will continue into Friday, but with some changes. Winds will shift to the south and east, ending the morning rainfall threat. However, scattered PM showers and storms will likely be a good bet in the Urban Corridor, with activity diminishing in the evening. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

More moisture works into the area for the weekend, increasing the rain and storm chances. The activity still looks to be scattered, but coverage will likely be greater than during the work week. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The extra moisture looks to linger into early next week, keeping PM storm chances elevated. As we move into Tuesday and Wednesday, some slightly drier air will arrive, reducing the coverage of the PM activity.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a close eye on a tropical system east of the Lesser Antilles. This system looks stronger than Wednesday and the National Hurricane Center said it is nearing tropical depression status.

The hurricane center has given this system a 70% chance of development, but it could become a Tropical Depression later tonight.

All the forecast guidance has this system still impacting the Lesser and Greater Antilles, before moving northwest toward the Bahamas. It does not look like this system will impact Florida.

Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BEE STINGS-TCMON, WIPE VO


80 THOUSAND BEES!

ONE HIVE.

THERE'S EVEN A SIGN WARNING PEOPLE IN CAPE CORAL ABOUT THE BEES.

THIS SIGN READS "DANGER AFRICANIZED BEE REMOVAL -- KEEP AWAY."

AFRICANIZED BEES ARE AGGRESSIVE.

THEY STING HUNDREDS OF TIMES.

ALTHOUGH THE BEES IN THIS HIVE DO STING --

LICENSED BEE REMOVERS SAY THEY ARE *NOT* AFRICANIZED. Return to index of stories...


BEE STINGS-SOTVO


b. keith councell, licensed bee remover

00:42:12 "Those bees would be so aggravated that anything that moves

in that area would be getting stung." 00:42:18

IF A BEE REMOVER BELIEVES A HIVE IS AFRICANIZED THEY KILL THE QUEEN

AND REPLACE IT WITH A EUROPEAN QUEEN.

IN ORDER TO TELL IF A BEE HIVE IS AFRICANIZED -- THE STATE HAS TO RUN D-N-A TESTS.

THE BEE KEEPER WHO PUT THIS SIGN UP --

SAYS HE DID IT FOR LIABILITY REASONS.

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DINING OUT FOR A CURE-2SHT, WIPEVO


IF YOU'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO FOR DINNER.

ABC7 HAS YOU COVERED.

CONSIDER EATING OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

RESTAURANTS IN LEE, COLLIER, AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES ARE RAISING MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

TONIGHT IS THE SECOND ANNUAL "DINE OUT FOR THE CURE."

10 TO 35 PERCENT OF A RESTAURANT'S PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUSAN G. KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS EAT OUT AT A PARTICIPATING RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


DINING OUT FOR A CURE-SOTVO


----Take sot----

:17

Geoffrey Levy

Customer

When I woke up this morning I didn't think I was going to be donating to a good cause and so I was going to eat breakfast anyways so I'm really happy that some of that money is going to something that is really important.

BUTT TO

Paige Faulkner

Server, Four Points Sheraton

As a woman It's a very very important issue for me. and knowing someone very close to me, my aunt emily, it's so dear to my heart.

75 PERCENT OF MONEY RAISED FOR KOMEN STAYS RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE POSTED A LIST OF THE RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING.

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TEASE TWO


FORCED TO SIT ON THE FLOOR!

NOT JUST FOR ONE DAY!

WHAT THIS YOUNG CHILD DID TO DESERVE THIS PUNISHMENT.

PLUS --

"bleeped out finding treasure and cursing" family cheering

IT WAS A TREASURE THAT GOT THIS FLORIDA FAMILY -

VERY EXCITED!

WHERE WAS IT --

WHAT THEY FOUND --

AND HOW LONG IT'S BEEN SITTING THERE --

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TZ2 A CHILD FORCED TO SIT ON FLOOR-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B FL TREASURE-SOTTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


TRACKING MORE STORM CHANCES

The onshore flow continued on Thursday, with scattered downpours and storms developing in coastal areas and then moving inland. This activity may try to push back into the Urban Corridor this evening as temps fall into the 80s. The rain and storms will slowly end overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

Storm chances will continue into Friday, but with some changes. Winds will shift to the south and east, ending the morning rainfall threat. However, scattered PM showers and storms will likely be a good bet in the Urban Corridor, with activity diminishing in the evening. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

More moisture works into the area for the weekend, increasing the rain and storm chances. The activity still looks to be scattered, but coverage will likely be greater than during the work week. Highs both Saturday and Sunday will be in the low 90s.

The extra moisture looks to linger into early next week, keeping PM storm chances elevated. As we move into Tuesday and Wednesday, some slightly drier air will arrive, reducing the coverage of the PM activity.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a close eye on a tropical system east of the Lesser Antilles. This system looks stronger than Wednesday and the National Hurricane Center said it is nearing tropical depression status.

The hurricane center has given this system a 70% chance of development, but it could become a Tropical Depression later tonight.

All the forecast guidance has this system still impacting the Lesser and Greater Antilles, before moving northwest toward the Bahamas. It does not look like this system will impact Florida.

Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


CLERK BEAT UP-trxVOTOPS


NEW AT 7 AND CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

A FORT LAUDERDALE CLERK WAS ATTACKED!

TWO MEN JUMP OVER THE COUNTER AND THREATEN HIM WITH KNIVES.

THEY PUSH THE CASHIER -- DEMANDING MONEY.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.

A CUSTOMER PULLS IN.

AND *HE GETS PULLED INTO THE SITUATION!

BOTH MEN WERE LOCKED IN THE BATHROOM --

WHILE THE CROOKS WALKED OUT WITH WADS OF CASH IN A BOX.

THEY ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

The crooks kept their faces covered with t-shirts. They crept in from the

right of the store. Before bursting through in a violent ambush. It was 11

:30 on the morning of July 20th. The clerk inside the stop n go just started

his shift. Suddenly, one man leaps over the counter and throws 55-year old

Muhammad Meer to the ground, sending dollar bills in to the air. Both men

continue to push, punch and pull Meer as they demand cash. Cops say The two

men - armed with knives - search his pockets and steal Meer's cell phone.

These bad guys thought they were alone. until a customer pulls in. The man

in the blue car unknowingly walks right into the attack. Now *he* is dragged

in to the middle of it. Before being locked into a bathroom along with

Meer. The crooks are seen running out the same way they came. Cash box in

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MANS NEW FACE-trxVOTOPS


CHECK THIS GUY OUT.

THIS MAN -- GRACING THE PAGES OF G-Q THIS MONTH --

UNDERWENT A REVELOUTINARY FACE TRANSPLANT --

THIS MAN SHOT HIMSELF IN THE FACE BACK IN 19-97.

IT LEFT HIM SEVERELY DEFORMED.

AND RICHARD NORRIS TELLS THE MAGAZINE THAT UNTIL THIS SURGERY --

HES BEEN LIVING HIS LIFE AS A RECLUSE.

HE SAYS HE HOPES HIS STORY WILL GIVE HOPE FOR OTHERS.

G-Q MAGAZINE IS FEATURING THE MAN WHO UNDERWENT A REVOLUTIONARY FACE TRANSPLANT IN ITS LATEST ISSUE.

RICHARD NORRIS LOST MOST OF HIS FEATURES IN A 19-97 GUN ACCIDENT.

HE TELLS THE MAGAZINE HE'S LIVED MUCH OF HIS LIFE AFTER THE ACCIDENT AS A RECLUSE, UNTIL HIS MOTHER FOUND A DOCTOR WHO COULD PERFORM THE TRANSPLANT.

THE FACE CAME FROM A 21-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO WAS HIT BY A VAN WHILE CROSSING THE STREET.

NORRIS UNDERWENT A 36-HOUR OPERATION, AND WILL HAVE TO BE ON DRUGS TO SUPRESS HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

HE SAYS HE HOPES HIS STORY WILL GIVE OTHERS HOPE. Return to index of stories...


CHILD FORCED TO SIT ON FLOOR-WIPE VO


FORCED TO SIT ON THE FLOOR!

NO DESK.

NO CHAIR.

THAT WAS THE FOUR-WEEK LONG PUNISHMENT FOR A FIRST GRADE GIRL.

THIS DRAWING SHOW A LITTLE GIRL ON A SWING.

IT'S INNOCENT AND IT GOT THE ARTIST IN BIG TROUBLE.

THE FIRST GRADER DREW THIS ON HER DESK.

HER TEACHER PUNISHED HER BY MAKING HER SIT ON THE FLOOR FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

SHE ONLY RECENTLY TOLD HER MOTHER.

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CHILD FORCED TO SIT ON FLOOR-SOTVO


the fact that I sent her there everyday not knowing that that's what she was going into because nobody made me aware it's horrible."

"I asked her why did you not tell me and she said I was too scared to tell you mama

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS REPRIMANDED THE TEACHER AND ALLOWED THE GIRL TO CHANGE SCHOOLS.

HER MOTHER SAYS THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

--LEAD IN--

A HOUSTON MOTHER IS FURIOUS AFTER FINDING OUT HER FIRST GRADER WAS FORCED TO SIT ON THE FLOOR AT SCHOOL.

THE PUNISHMENT WENT ON FOR MORE THAN A MONTH BEFORE THE MOTHER FOUND OUT ABOUT IT.

TIFFANY CRAIG HAS THE STORY.

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

A GIRL ON A TREE SWING. THE PICTURE SEEMS INNOCENT ENOUGH BUT THAT DRAWING WAS DONE ON A DESK BY A FIRST GRADER AT WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY.

"We talked about it's not appropriate to write on school property or anyone's property for that matter and she said yes of course."

THIS MOM WHO IS HIDING HER IDENTITY TO PROTECT HER DAUGHTER'S SHE SAID THE TEACHER TOLD HER THAT PUNISHMENT WAS TO CLEAN THE DESK, MISS RECESS AND GO TO THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE. BUT THERE WAS ONE MORE PENALTY MOM SAYS WAS NEVER MENTIONED.

"The teacher said you're not getting a desk back until the second grade"

ALL HER CLASSMATES HAD A DESK AND CHAIR BUT THE 7-YEAR OLD SAT ON THE FLOOR WITH A CLIPBOARD FOR MORE THAN FOUR WEEKS.

"I asked her why did you not tell me and she said I was too scared to tell you mama because she thought what she had done was so bad she didn't deserve to have a desk."

SPRING BRANCH ISD INVESTIGATED AND TELLS US THE TEACHER WAS REPRIMANDED FOR HER CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND THAT THE FAMILY HAS BEEN OFFERED MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO TRANSFER THEIR CHILD, EITHER TO ANOTHER TEACHER WITHIN THE SCHOOL OR TO ANY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT WHERE ENROLLMENT IS NOT CAPPED.

"She definitely has some fears going into the second grade."

THIS MOM CHOSE TO WITHDRAW HER DAUGHTER AND HAS PICKED ANOTHER SCHOOL FOR THE NEW YEAR BUT THE GIRL'S LITTLE BROTHER CAN'T GO WITH HER BECAUSE HIS GRADE IS CAPPED AND THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE HAS LEFT THIS MOM FEELING HELPLESS.

"I mean it's like a primal instinct that you feel to protect your child and the fact that I sent her there everyday not knowing that that's what she was going into because nobody made me aware it's horrible." Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CHARGING CENTER-trxVOTOPS


DID YOU SEE A TESLA ON SANIBEL OR CAPTIVA TODAY?

THEY ARE COMPLETELY ELECTRIC CARS--

AND PRETTY RARE.

AND TODAY --

PEOPLE WERE TEST-DRIVING THEM.

WHY?

THE SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT ON CAPTIVA LAUNCHED THEIR BRAND NEW ​TESLA CHARGING STATION​S TODAY​.

ITS THE FIRST RESORT ON THE ISLANDS TO HAVE ONE.

THERE ARE ONLY FOUR OTHER CHARGING STATIONS IN OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CHARGING CENTER-SOTVO


​ ​Daniel​ Smock, South Seas Island Resort​​

02:07-2:22

"You don't have to worry if you are in an area now because the carvers are popping up everywhere.we can get More people traveling to southwest Florida contributing to bed tax, restaurant and local shops."

THERE ARE ONLY FOUR OTHER CHARGING STATIONS IN OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FL TREASURE-SOTTOPS, VO


A FLORIDA TREASURE-HUNTING FAMILY STRUCK GOLD-

TWICE.

"bleeped out finding treasure and cursing" family cheering

RICK SCHMITT HAS BEEN TREASURE HUNTING SINCE HE WAS FOURTEEN.

THIS WAS THE MOMENT HE'S ALWAYS DREAMED OF.

HIS FAMILY WAS OFF THE COAST OF FORT PIERCE HUNTING FOR SPANISH GOLD IN SHIP WRECK WHEN HIS SON SPOTTED A SHIMMER.

IT WAS THE MISSING PIECE FROM A MYSTERIOUS ARTIFACT FOUND IN 1989.

IT BELONGS TO A NECKLACE -CALLED A PYX.

A HIGH-RANKING CATHOLIC CHURCH LEADER USED THIS TO CARRY THE EUCHARIST. Return to index of stories...


FL TREASURE-SOTVO


"I pretty much knew what it was right away, nothing's ever looked like that before. It could only be the missing piece."

LAST YEAR --

THE FAMILY FOUND MORE THAN 3-HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF GOLD IN THE WRECKAGE.

THEY SAY THIS PIECE IS PRICELESS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


THE RED SOX AND RAYS WERE VERY BUSY TODAY A THE TRADE DEADLINE----- BOTH TEAMS SHIPPING OFF MAJOR STARS--

PLUS---- FUN TIMES IN TALLAHASSEE LAST FALL-- AND THE SEMINOLES ARE EXPECTING MORE OF THE SAME-- THIS YEAR--- Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A SPORTS TEASE-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


11PM TZ1) TAX FREE DEALS-VOTOPS-WIPE


STORES ARE GOING TAX FREE--

STARTING TOMORROW.

AT 11.

ABC7 SCOPES OUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DEALS.

WHERE YOU CAN GET THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) PRISONER LEG SWEEP-VOTOPS


A TEXAS JAILER -- FIRED OVER A FACE PLANT.

THE MALICIOUS MANUEVER HE PULLED --

THAT LEFT AN INMATE IN THIS CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TRADES-VOPOP


REMEMBER WHEN THE BOSTON RED SOX WON THE WORLD SERIES---- YEAH--- THAT WAS JUST 9 MONTHS AGO---- BUT THEY ARE MAKING THAT CHAMPION SEASON SEEM LIKE A DISTANT MEMEMORY--- NOT ONLY DID THEY WAKE UP IN LAST PLACE--- BUT THEY WOKE UP WITH HALF THEIR STARTING PITCHING HEADING OUT THE DOOR---- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TRADES-VO CG


TODAY THE RED SOX TRADED AWAY STARTING PITCHERS JON LESTER AND JOHN LACKEY----

LESTER-- THE ACE OF THE RED SOX ROTATION AND JOHNNY GOMES ARE HEADING TO OAKLAND -- FOR ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER--- YOENIS CESPEDIS----

JOHN LACKEY IS HEADING TO ST. LOUIS----

IN RETURN THE SOX GET FORMER ALL-STAR FIRST BASEMAN-- ALLEN CRAIG -- AND STARTING PITCHER JOE KELLY Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TRADES-SOTTOPS


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RAYS-VOTOPS


IN THE LAST 2 WEEKS THE TAMPA BAY RAYS HAVE CLIMBED RIGHT BACK INTO THE WILDCARD RACE -- WINNING 11 OF THEIR LAST 13 GAMES---

BUT TODAY -- THEY ARE SELLERS AT THE TRADE DEADLINE--

SENDING FORMER CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER -- DAVID PRICE-- TO THE DETROIT TIGERS---

GIVING THE TIGERS THE LAST 3 WINNERS OF THE CY YOUNG AWARD

IN RETURN RAYS-- GET STARTING PITCHER DREW SMYLY -- AND MARINERS SHORT STOP NICK FRANKLIN Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-VOTOPS


SECOND ROUND OF THE HENKE BERG JUNIOR MASTERS-- GOING ON TODAY AT CYPRESS LAKE COUNTRY CLUB---

SHOT OF THE DAY--- RIGHT HERE BY COLE CONNOR. THE YOUNG MAN FROM FORT MYERS. CHIPS IN FOR BIRDIE AT 16.

HE'S SIX SHOTS BEHIND LANDON WEBER. OF FORT MYERS. GETS HIS PAR AT 17. HE'S GOING FOR HIS 4TH STRAIGHT HENKE-BERG TITLE.

HERE'S BLAKE WHEELER. WHO LEADS THE 13-15 DIVISION. WITH A BIG PAR SAVE AT THE 5TH.

AND ST. JOHN NEUMANN'S SYDNEY SHRADER. SHE IS YOUR NEW GIRLS LEADER. Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-CGTOPS


CHECK OUT THE LEADER BOARD---

BLAKE WHEELER LEADS BY ONE STROKE --- IN THE 13-15 YEAR OLD DIVISION---

WEBER-- LEADS THE OLDER DIVISION BY 4 STROKES

ON THE LADIES SIDE---

SHRADER OWNS A 3 STROKE LEAD--- HEADING INTO THE FINAL ROUND---- Return to index of stories...


HENKE BERG-SOTTOPS


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SEMINOLES-POPMON


LAST MAY--- SEVEN PLAYERS FROM THE FLORIDA STATE FOOTBALL TEAM WERE DRAFTED INTO THE NFL--- ANOTHER 6 SIGNED AS FREE AGENTS-- THAT'S 13 PLAYERS GONE FROM A TEAM THAT WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS--- APPARENTLY THAT DOESN'T MATTER-- AT LEAST NOT IN THE EYES THE COACHES AROUND THE NATION---- Return to index of stories...


SEMINOLES-VOTOPS


THE AMWAY COACHES' POLLL IS OUT AND THE SEMINOLES ARE -- PRESEASON NUMBER ONE---

THE NOLES GOT 56 OF THE 62 FIRST PLACE VOTES--- AND RETURN 16 STARTERS---

ALABAMA IS RANKED SECOND-- FOLLOWED BY OKLAHOMA-- OREGON AND AUBURN---- Return to index of stories...


RAY RICE-VOTOPS


STICKING WITH FOOTBALL-----

BALTIMORE RAVEN'S RUNNING BACK-- RAY RICE SPOKE TO THE MEDIA TODAY

EARLIER THIS WEEK RICE WAS SUSPENDED THE FIRST TWO GAMES OF THE SEASON-- FOR ALLEGEDLY KNOCKING HIS WIFE UNCONCIOUS--- BACK IN FEBRUARY--- Return to index of stories...


RAY RICE-SOTTOPS


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FUN SPORTS


NOTHING LIKE A BEER AT THE OLD BALL GAME---

UNLESS THAT BEER ENDS UP IN YOUR LAP-- NOT IN YOUR BELLY---

16 OUNCE BEER AT AT&T PARK-- 7 BUCKS Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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