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DIRECTORS PAGE NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES TEASE TWO
HL 1) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-VOTOPS TZ1 B SCREAM ROBBERY-VOTOPS
HL 2) 911 ISSUE-SOTVO TZ2 B SHARK CAM-VOTOPS
HL 3) HPV VACCINE-VOTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-POP WIPE VO WEATHER-WXWALL
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-SOTVO MAN FAKES DISABILITY STEALS WATCH-TCMON, WIPE VO
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-SOTVO SCREAM ROBBERY-trxVOTOPS
DEVELOPING-CLIP AUSTRALIA TRAIN RESCUE-trxVOTOPS
FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-BNC, WIPE VO DAD DELIVERS BABY IN MINIVAN-VO
FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO APPLE IPHONE 6-OTS, VO
AMY YOUNG HEARING-VO WIPE SHARK BITE CAM-trxVOTOPS
AMY YOUNG HEARING-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
GAMBLING ARRESTS-OTS, SS, VO TEASE THREE-POP
911 ISSUE-SS (2) TZ3 A-VO-DISS
911 ISSUE-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-OTS, WIPE VO 11PM TZ1) WOMAN BURNS FINGERS-VOTOPS-WIPE
GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-SOTVO, OC 11PM TZ2) POT OUT THE WINDOW-SSTOPS
LIGHTNING DETECTOR WOMAN-EANIBOX, WIPE VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
LIGHTNING DETECTOR WOMAN-SOTVO TIGER WOODS-VOPOP
IRELAND VIRUS-VO WIPE TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS
IRELAND VIRUS-SOTVO TIGER WOODS-SOTTOPS
FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-OTS, WIPE CG BOBBY NICHOLS-VOTOPS
FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-SOTVO BOBBY NICHOLS-SOTTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE IMMOKALEE INDIANS-POPMON
TZ1 A MOSQUITO PROBLEMS-NATSVO IMMOKALEE INDIANS-VOTOPS
TZ2 A HPV VACCINE-VOTOPS IMMOKALEE INDIANS-SOTTOPS
WX TEASE-WXWALL MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
COLLIER CO MOSQUITO PROBLEM-POP, WIPE VO MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
COLLIER CO MOSQUITO PROBLEM-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
MAN ROBBED WHILE WALKING DOG-OC WEATHER RECAP-WXGRX
HPV VACCINE-OTS, VO GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES


HE'S 14-YEARS OLD--

AND HE'S A WALKING MIRACLE--

TONIGHT THE TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH TELLS HIS STORY--

AND HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE--

THEN THIS--

"I called 911 again and it's the same lady and i said someone is shooting at me and I'm going to shoot back.'

PLUS --

BOGUS 9-1-1 CALLS--

CLOGGING UP THE SYSTEM IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NOW AT 7--

WHY THE CALLS ARE GETTING WORSE.

BACK TO SCHOOL COUNTDOWN--

NOW AT 7--

WHY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS URGING SOME PARENTS TO GET THE CONTROVERSIAL H-P-V VACCINE FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

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


HL 1) ZAC LATAWEIC INTERVIEW-VOTOPS


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HL 2) 911 ISSUE-SOTVO


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HL 3) HPV VACCINE-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-POP WIPE VO


OUR BIG STORY AT 7 --

THE AMAZING, PERHAPS MIRACULOUS RECOVERY OF A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN.

JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO --

PARAMEDICS WERE GIVING C-P-R TO 14-YEAR-OLD ZAC LATAWEIC -- AFTER HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

NO ONE HAD MUCH HOPE.

BUT TODAY --

A RECOVERY NO ONE SAW COMING.

ZAC WALKED IN --

AND GAVE AN INTERVIEW TO ABC7.

ONE OF HIS DOCTORS WAS THERE --

AND IS STILL AMAZED AT HOW WELL ZAC IS DOING. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-SOTVO


we assumed there was going to be some brain damage

there is something about him that also has helped him recover

ZAC'S UP, TALKING, WALKING.

HE DOESN'T REMEMBER THE LIGHTNING STRIKE.

SO HE TOLD US ABOUT WAKING UP IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-SOTVO


"i just felt scared for my mom and nerous for everybody back at home, becaue I didn't know why I was there."

"It was hard for me to walk for a while, but then I just got up and starting walking.

41 YEAR OLD SCOTT WILCOX OF LEHIGH ACRES DIED IN THAT SAME INCIDENT.

ZAC'S GIRLFRIEND CHELSEA GILL SURVIVED. WITH JUST MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-BNC, WIPE VO


A MYSTERY DEATH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND A MAN'S BODY ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF BRAMAN AND PALM AVENUES.

OFFICERS SAY SOMEONE FROM A NEARBY BUSINESS FOUND THE BODY AROUND 11:30 THIS MORNING.

ONE WOMAN TELLS A-B-C 7 SHE WENT ON A WALK NEARBY JUST BEFORE THE BODY WAS DISCOVERED. Return to index of stories...


FM DEATH INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


Lori Prol

Owner, Flamingo Auto Sales

07:36-07:46

I didn't realize that this area would have something like that. It makes you think twice before you go on a lonely road again.

RIGHT NOW POLICE DON'T KNOW WHO THE MAN IS.

THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE ON A CAUSE OF DEATH. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG HEARING-VO WIPE


A JUDGE SAID NO TO A RESTRAINING ORDER TODAY --

RELATED TO THE DEATH OF A NAPLES POLICE OFFICER.

SERGEANT AMY YOUNG -- WALKING INTO THE COURTROOM WAS SHOT LAST MONTH IN ESTERO.

HER BOYFRIEND, OFFICER LUIS MONROIG, WAS KILLED.

IT WAS A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE AT THEIR HOUSE IN ESTERO.

THEY WERE BOYFRIEND AND GIRLFRIEND.

WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER.

BUT MONROIG'S EX-WIFE, NINA, WANTED A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST YOUNG --

SINCE SHE DOESN'T KNOW EITHER IF YOUNG KILLED HER EX-HUSBAND.

SHE DIDN'T WANT YOUNG NEAR HER OR HER KIDS. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG HEARING-SOTVO


nina diaz-monroig

"they come and they sleep in my bedroom, they could have easily gotten up in the middle of the night and like i said previously, instead of burying one person I could have buried two or three. 15

Donald day- attorney

205033 so frankly judge there is no factual basis to enter this , there's no testimony from the children, or fear of imminent danger.7

THE JUDGE SAID THERE WAS EVIDENCE ALLOWING HIM TO ISSUE THE RESTRAINING ORDER SINCE THE CHILDREN HAVEN'T TESTIFIED. Return to index of stories...


GAMBLING ARRESTS-OTS, SS, VO


A NORTH FORT MYERS BUSINESS OWNER IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW FOR ILLEGAL GAMBLING.

DEPUTIES SAY KATHLEEN WEYRAUCH OWNS BAYSHORE BILLARDS.

PATTI CAPEZZUTO IS ONE OF HER EMPLOYEES.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY'VE BEEN INVESTIGATING THE BUSINESS SINCE JANUARY.

ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS-

UNDERCOVER OFFICERS HAVE PLAYED ILLEGAL VEGAS-STYLE MACHINES IN THE BUSINESS.

WHEN THEY WON-

THEY SAY THE EMPLOYEES PAID THEM OUT OF THE CASH REGISTER.

THEY ARE BOTH OUT OF JAIL ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


911 ISSUE-SS (2)


IN A SPAN OF JUST TWO WEEKS --

FIVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FOR MISUSING 9-1-1.

TWO JUST YESTERDAY.

DEPUTIES SAY JOSUE JACOB WAS PULLED OVER FOR HAVING A HEADLIGHT OUT.

THEY SAY HE GOT MAD, CALLED 911 AND YELLED AT DISPATCHERS AND THE DEPUTY.

AND FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THIS WOMAN -- SABRINA COBB -- CALLED DISPATH TWICE.

FIRST, SHE WANTED HELP GETTING HER PROPERTY OUT OF A FRIEND'S HOUSE.

WHEN THEY SAID --

THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY, SHE ADMITTED TO MAKING THIS SECOND CALL. Return to index of stories...


911 ISSUE-SOTVO


SOT;

07;08;23-32

"I called 911 again and it's the same lady and i said someone is shooting at me and I'm going to shoot back.'

butt to sot

07;09;32-39

"I apologize, but i needed yall here quicker at that point in time, but I shouldn't have went to jail for that."

POLICE AND DISPATCHERS TELL US THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM.

IN JUST THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS --

ABC7 HAS UNCOVERED FOUR INSTANCES OF PEOPLE MISUSING 911.

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT ESTIMATES IT GETS ABOUT 20 CALLS A MONTH THAT ARE MADE UP OR PRANKS. Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-OTS, WIPE VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS UNDER FIRE FOR TAKING SECRET HUNTING TRIPS TO TEXAS -- ALL PAID FOR BY U.S. SUGAR.

THE GOVERNOR WASN'T ALONE ON THOSE TRIPS.

TWO PROMINENT STATE REPRESENTATIVES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- MATT CALDWELL OF LEE COUNTY AND MATT HUDSON OF COLLIER COUNTY -- ALSO HUNTED ON KING RANCH IN TEXAS.

CALDWELL DESCRIBING IT AS AN ALL-EXPENSE PAID POLITICAL FUND RAISING EVENT.

THE TRIP WAS PAID FOR BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY -- WHO IN TURN RECEIVED MONEY FROM U.S. SUGAR -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST POLLUTERS OF THE EVERGLADES. Return to index of stories...


GOV. SCOTT HUNTING TRIP-SOTVO, OC


Laura Weir/Political Science professor / 03:08:554 The big sugar lobby is the number two lobby in the state of Florida. 03:08:59

U.S. SUGAR RECEIVES MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER SUBSIDIES.

FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI HASN'T SAID WHETHER SHE WILL INVESTIGATE THE TRIPS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTOR WOMAN-EANIBOX, WIPE VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS SEEN TONS OF LIGHTNING STRIKES RECENTLY.

IN FACT --

ABC7 TOLD YOU SOME PEOPLE ON LOCAL BEACHES ARE BEGGING FOR DETECTORS TO WARN ABOUT POSSIBLE DANGERS.

BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE ON PINE ISLAND

SOME NEIGHBORS THERE --

SAY THEY'RE FED UP WITH LIGHTNING SIRENS AT PHILLIPS PARK.

THEY CALL THE SOUND PIERCING AND UNBEARABLE.

ONE WOMAN EVEN WROTE A LETTER TO COMMISSIONERS SAYING THE LOUD BLASTS HAVE GONE OFF AT LEAST 16 TIMES IN A SPAN OF EIGHT HOURS BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTOR WOMAN-SOTVO


Dana Kasler, Lee County Parks and Rec

06:34:25 "Parents seem to really like having that in place for their

kids to get them off the field should dangerous lightning be in the

area." 06:34:31

THE SIREN GOES OFF WHEN LIGHTNING IS WITHIN 10 MILES.

NEIGHBORS WANT TO REDUCE THAT TO SIX MILES.

THE COUNTY SAID NO.

BUT THEY'RE CONSIDERING MOVING THE SIREN ALTOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


IRELAND VIRUS-VO WIPE


A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS RECOVERING AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITALL --

AFTER A RAPIDLY MOVING, DEADLY INFECTION SPREAD THROUGH HER BODY.

KATIE AND HER FAMILY WERE HERE ON VACATION.

THEY'RE VISITING FROM IRELAND, WHEN KATIE GOT SICK.

AND THEN SHE GOT WORSE.

DOCTORS SAY --

BY THE TIME SHE GOT TO THE HOSPITAL --

THE AGGRESSIVE BACTERIA HAD ALREADY STARTED TO SHUT DOWN HER BODY.

IT'S CALLED--- MENINGOCOCCEMIA.

IT'S A RARE, CONTAGIOUS BACTERIA -- THAT SPREADS SIMILAR TO MENINGITIS.

THIS ONE - JUST HAPPENS TO BE DEADLY. Return to index of stories...


IRELAND VIRUS-SOTVO


Dr. Roberto Monge, Pediatric Inventionist

:31:25 Very very very scary moment for a physician, starts to see this.

Janet Vernon, Katie's Mom

:43:08 helplessness as well because you can do anything but get them

to the hospital.

DOCTORS DONT KNOW WHERE KATIE GOT THE BACTERIA.

THANKFULLY, SHE FOUGHT IT OFF.

DOCTORS SAY THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT IT IS A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM.

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FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-OTS, WIPE CG


FEMALE VETERANS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A NEW GRANT.

IT'S WORTH MORE THAN 9-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HERE'S HOW YOU QUALITY.

YOU MUST HAVE A LOW INCOME-

HAVE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

AND BE ABLE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF SERVICE.

THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARD WORK READINESS, SCHOOL READINESS AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GRANT ON OUR WEBSITE-

ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-SOTVO


"It is a struggle definitely trying to find employment and preparing your children for school with all the additional stressors that come on to your life when you are trying to pay your bills."

THE MONEY WILL BE AWARDED TO WOMEN THROUGHOUT CHARLOTTE -- MANATEE -- SARASOTA == AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

THE JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE OF THE SUNCOAST HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH TO USE THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


mosquitos buzzing

FIRST COMES THE RAIN --

THEN COMES THE MOSQUITOS.

WE HAD THE RAIN.

RECORD RAIN.

AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW BAD THE MOSQUITOS ARE NOW.

AND WHY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS URGING SOME PARENTS TO GET THE CONTROVERSIAL H-P-V VACCINE FOR THEIR CHILDREN--

BEFORE THEY HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL.

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TZ1 A MOSQUITO PROBLEMS-NATSVO


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TZ2 A HPV VACCINE-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


The onshore wind flow continues today and this could produce some early PM showers and storms in parts of the Urban Corridor.

Later this afternoon, most of the activity will be focused along and east of I-75.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be warmer and more seasonal than yesterday. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

The inland activity will slowly fade later this evening as temps fall into the 70s.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha has become post-tropical and has lost it's tropical characteristics.

The storm is in the open waters of the Atlantic near New England.

The last advisory from the National Hurricane Center has Bertha moving rapidly NE at 31 mph. Maximum sustained winds are down to 50 mph, and the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO MOSQUITO PROBLEM-POP, WIPE VO


AFTER MONDAYS HISTROIC RAINFALL --

COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS WATCH OUT.

THE RAINS HAVE CREATED AN EXPLOSION OF MOSQUITOS.

COLLIER COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL TELLS US IT'S LIKE MOTHER NATURE SUDDENLY TURNED THE LIGHT SWITCH ON.

OFFICIALS TELL US MOSQUITO NUMBERS HAVE NEARLY QUADRUPLED IN SOME SPOTS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THOUSANDS OF THEM --

IN A MATTER OF DAYS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER CO MOSQUITO PROBLEM-SOTVO


Debbie Wojcik, Naples resident

01:14:52-:55

Oh that's scary. You're giving my goosebumps just thinking about it.

STARTING TODAY MOSQUITO CONTROL OFFICERS ARE SPRAYING OVER HOT SPOTS.

STANDING WATER IS A PRIME BREEDING GROUND.

THEY EXPECT THE SPIKE IN MOSQUITOES TO LAST FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


MAN ROBBED WHILE WALKING DOG-OC


A CRIME ALERT TONIGHT --

A NORTH FORT MYERS MAN SAYS HE WAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT WHILE WALKING HIS DOG.

IT HAPPENED NEAR HIS APARTMENT --

AT ORANGE GROVE BOULEVARD AND HANCOCK BRIDGE PARKWAY.

HE SAYS A MAN WEARING A MASK RAN UP TO HIM, HELD A GUN TO HIS HEAD, AND ORDERED HIM TO HIS KNEES.

HE LOST HIS WALLET, CELL PHONE AND JEWELRY --

THEN GOT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


HPV VACCINE-OTS, VO


IN TONIGHTS ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING-

LEE COUNTY'S HEALTH DEPARTMENT -

IS TELLING MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS TO ASK FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL H-P-V VACCINE WITH THEIR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOTS.

THE SERIES OF THREE SHOTS PREVENTS CERVIAL CANCER AND SOME FORMS OF GENITAL WARTS.

SOME PARENTS THINK GIVING A CHILD THE VACCINE COULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO BECOME SEXUALLY ACTIVE.

BUT DOCTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RECOMMEND IT TO PARENTS OF 7TH GRADERS

VACCINES FOR CHILDREN AGES 18 AND UNDER ARE FREE AT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


THE MASK HE WORE IS FAMOUS FROM THE MOVIES.

NEW TONIGHT--

SEE HOW HE'S USING IT TO TARGET DOLLAR STORES.

SHARK ATTACK!

WHAT THESE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS ARE TEACHING US ABOUT THESE POWERFUL CREATURES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B SCREAM ROBBERY-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B SHARK CAM-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


The onshore wind flow continues today and this could produce some early PM showers and storms in parts of the Urban Corridor.

Later this afternoon, most of the activity will be focused along and east of I-75.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be warmer and more seasonal than yesterday. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

The inland activity will slowly fade later this evening as temps fall into the 70s.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha has become post-tropical and has lost it's tropical characteristics.

The storm is in the open waters of the Atlantic near New England.

The last advisory from the National Hurricane Center has Bertha moving rapidly NE at 31 mph. Maximum sustained winds are down to 50 mph, and the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


MAN FAKES DISABILITY STEALS WATCH-TCMON, WIPE VO


RIGHT NOW --

THREE MUST SEE STORIES CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

UP FIRST --

A JEWELRY STORE.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

YOU CAN SEE A MAN SITTING IN A WHEELCHAIR, HOLDING A WATCH.

BUT HE DOESN'T NEED THE WHEELCHAIR.

SUDDENLY, HE GETS UP AND DARTS OUT WITH STOLEN LOOT.

HE USED A PEPPER SPRAYER TO CLEAR HIS PATH --

SPRAYING A SECURITY GUARD AND A WORKER.

HE'S STILL ON THE LOOSE.

POLICE SAY A MAN FAKED A HANDICAP TO STEAL A PRICEY WATCH FROM A JEWELRY STORE AT THE STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT TOWN CENTER SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

DETECTIVES SAY THE SUSPECT ENTERED THE SIDNEY THOMAS JEWELRY STORE IN A WHEELCHAIR AND LOOKED AT ROLEX WATCHES IN A DISPLAY CASE.

THE VIDEO SHOWS THE MAN GRABBING A WATCH AND JUMPING OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR, TAKING THE STORE EMPLOYEE BY SURPRISE.

HE ATTACKS THE EMPLOYEE AND A SECURITY GUARD WITH PEPPER SPRAY BEFORE RUNNING INTO THE PARKING GARAGE.

POLICE SAY IT'S CLEAR THE WHEELCHAIR WAS BEING USED AS A DECOY BY THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


SCREAM ROBBERY-trxVOTOPS


AND TALK ABOUT A SCREAM!

ONE ROBBER IN GEORGIA IS USING THE POPULAR HORROR FRANCHISE MASK --

TO HELP HIM ROB STORES.

HERE, WEARING THE MASK, HE DEMANDS MONEY FROM A CLERK AND A CUSTOMER --

WHO HAPPENS TO BE AN OFF-DUTY COP.

POLICE THINK HE'S RIPPED OFF 12 BUSINESSES.

FORMAT: 16x9 Tom Jones PKG

VIDEO SHOWS/SHOTLIST:

SUPERS:

Clayton County / Jonesboro

Jacqueline Pickett / Shopper

Capt. Richard Gandee / Clayton County Police Department

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: WSB-Atlanta

LENGTH: 1:15

SCRIPT:

Pair: Here he comes. Takes it right out of her hands.

JONESBORO POLICE SAY THIS GUNMAN WITH A SCREAM MASK ON SNATCHed CASH OUT OF

THE HANDS OF AN OFF DUTY DEPUTY ABOUT TO PAY FOR ITEMS AT THIS DOLLAR

GENERAL.

THE GUNMAN THEN STole MONEY FROM THE REGISTER. AND Took MONEY FROM A BACK

UP REGISTER.

HE THEN TERRORIZEd THE WORKERS.

Sgt. Brad Pair, Jonesboro Police: Threatens to shoot them.

POLICE BELIEVE THIS IS THE SAME MAN--WITH THE SAME SCREAM MASK-- WHO SHOT AT

A SECURITY GUARD AT EXOTIC PLEASURES TWO LAST MONTH.

CLAYTON COUNTY POLICE BELIEVE HE'S ROBBED OR ATTEMPTED TO ROB 12 BUSINESSES,

MOSTLY DOLLAR GENERAL OR FAMILY DOLLAR STORES.

Tom: What leads you to believe this is the same guy.

Capt. Richard Gandee, Clayton County Police: His method of operation is the

same. Plus his mannerisms. Plus the clothing that he's been wearing

AND HE HAS ON THE EVER PRESENT SCREAM MASK.

WATCH AS THE GUNMAN TERRORIZEd CUSTOMERS AT THIS STORE.

A MAN COVERed HIS CHILD TO KEEP HIM FROM GETTING HURT.

BACK TO THE DEPUTY WHO WAS ROBBED.

CUSTOMERS COULDN'T BELIEVE THE ROBBER SNATCHED THE MONEY OUT OF HER HAND.

Jacqueline Pickett, Shopper: Wow that is bold. Well maybe they might think

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AUSTRALIA TRAIN RESCUE-trxVOTOPS


AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

A MAN'S LEG GETS STUCK BETWEEN A TRAIN AND A PLATFORM --

JUST AS THE TRAIN WAS ABOUT TO PULL OUT OF THE STATION.

IT HAPPENED DURING THE HEIGHT OF MORNING RUSH HOUR IN AUSTRALIA.

THE GAP IS JUST FOUR INCHES WIDE.

HERE'S WHAT'S REMARKABLE!

WHEN THEY REALIZE THERE'S NOT MUCH TIME TO ACT-

THE OTHER COMMUTERS ALL BAND TOGETHER TO PUSH THE TRAIN AND FREE THE MAN'S LEG. Return to index of stories...


DAD DELIVERS BABY IN MINIVAN-VO


A NEW HAMPSHIRE COUPLE KNEW THEIR BABY WAS ON THE WAY --

BUT THEY WAITED JUST A LITTLE TOO LONG TO HEAD TO THE BIRTHING CENTER.

THE COUPLE MADE THE CALL TO THEIR MIDWIFE -- TELLING HER THEY WERE ON THEIR WAY.

BUT JUST MINUTES INTO THE DRIVE -- SHE SAID IT WAS TIME.

SO THEY SPUN BACK AROUND --

AND DAD DELIVERED THEIR BEAUITIFUL BUNDLE OF JOY --

INSIDE THE FAMILY MINIVAN -- IN THE DRIVEWAY.

DAD USHERED MOM AND DAUGHTER ONTO THE COUCH IN THE HOUSE --

AND ALL WERE FINE. Return to index of stories...


APPLE IPHONE 6-OTS, VO


APPLE LOVERS EVERYWHERE --

YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT THE NEW I-PHONE VERY SOON.

ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE TECH NEWS SITE -- RE/CODE --

APPLE IS SET TO UNVEIL ITS IPHONE 6 IN ABOUT A MONTH.

THE IPHONE-6 IS EXPECTED TO BE FASTER AND HAVE A MUCH LARGER SCREEN.

APPLE WILL LIKELY ALSO PROVIDE MORE DETAILS ON THE NEW VERSION OF ITS MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM -- IOS 8. Return to index of stories...


SHARK BITE CAM-trxVOTOPS


shark attacks camera

TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

ITS USUALLY SOMETHING YOU ONLY SEE IN THE MOVIES.

BUT THIS HERE IS A NEW TYPE OF EQUIPMENT USED TO SHOW THE INITIAL ATTACK --

OF A GREAT WHITE SHARK.

ITS CALLED A "WOODS HOLE REMUS" SHARK CAMERA.

AND ITS BEING USED FOR NEXT WEEKS UPCOMING -

SHARK WEEK THAT AIRS ON DISCOVERY. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL--- CONTINUES-- TODAY WE VISITED PERENNIAL POWER-- THE IMMOKALEE INDIANS

PLUS TIGER WOODS-- SWINGING THE CLUBS ONCE AGAIN-- DOES HE FEEL GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-- THAT ANSWER-- STRAIGHT FROM TIGER'S MOUTH-- NEXT Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A-VO-DISS


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TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


11PM TZ1) WOMAN BURNS FINGERS-VOTOPS-WIPE


TALK ABOUT EXTREME MEASURES.

A WOMEN BURNS HER OWN FINGERS --

TO HIDE HER TRUE IDENTITY.

AT 11 --

WHAT SHE DID IN THE FIRST PLACE --

THAT HAD DEPUTIES ON HER TAIL. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) POT OUT THE WINDOW-SSTOPS


POT PLANTS --

IN PLAIN VIEW.

TWO FLORIDA MEN ARE UNDER ARREST.

AT 11 --

WHY THE MARIJUANA OUT THE WINDOW --

WAS THE LEAST OF THEIR WORRIES. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TIGER WOODS-VOPOP


THE LAST TIME WE SAW TIGER WOODS--- THINGS DID NOT LOOK GOOD-- THE MAN WAS IN SERIOUS PAIN ---- WITHDRAWING FROM THE BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL AFTER RE-INJURING HIS BACK-- AND THAT WAS JUST 4 DAYS AGO--- BUT THIS IS TIGER WOODS-- AND HE'S SWINGING THE CLUBS ONCE AGAIN--- Return to index of stories...


TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS


TODAY-- TIGER WAS PLAYING A PRACTICE ROUND AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP--- TESTING OUT THAT INJURED BACK----

-- HE WAS ABLE TO SWING THE CLUBS FREE AND EASY-- AND PAIN FREE---

TIGER SAY--- HE WILL PLAY TOMORROW--- BUT HOW WELL HE WILL PLAY-- WE'LL FIND OUT--- Return to index of stories...


TIGER WOODS-SOTTOPS


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BOBBY NICHOLS-VOTOPS


50 YEARS AFTER THE GREATEST VICTORY OF HIS CAREER--- BOBBY NICHOLS CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE HIS VICTORY AT THE 1964 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP---

--- TODAY THE FORT MYERS RESIDENT JOINED SEVERAL OF THE PAST CHAMPIONS---

--- AND THE ICING ON THE CAKE FOR NICHOLS-- THIS YEARS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP IS IN HIS HOMETOWN OF LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY Return to index of stories...


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CHRIS SALE-VOTOPS


SPEAKING OF FGCU-- CHRIS SALE ON THE MOUND TODAY FOR THE WHITE SOX---

AND HE WAS DEALING ONCE AGAIN -- WE WENT 6 INNNIGS--- GAVE UP 2 RUNS-- AND STRUCK OUT 9

THE PROBLEM IS-- HE GOT VERY LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS---

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IMMOKALEE INDIANS-POPMON


THE IMMOKALEE INDIANS HAVE ALL THE TRADITION IN THE WORLD. NFL STARS. A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. THE TOMAHAWK CHOP. BUT ALL THAT TRADITION DOESN'T MATTER WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON FRIDAY NIGHT. IT'S NOT THE NAME ON THE FRONT OF THE JERSEY THAT WINS GAMES. IT'S THE NAMES ON THE BACK. THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE INDIANS. THE NAMES ON THE BACK ARE REALLY GOOD. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE INDIANS-VOTOPS


THE INDIANS HITTING THE PRACTICE FIELD FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SUMMER---

IMMOKALEE IS LOOKING FOR THEIR 5TH STRAIGHT TRIP TO THE PLAYOFFS

THIS YEAR-- THE INDIANS DO NOT HAVE THE BIG NAMES THAT THEY'VE HAD IN THE PAST--- GUYS THAT HAVE GONE ON TO MAJOR DIVISION ONE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAMS---

BUT THEY SAY --- YOU MAY NOT KNOW THE PLAYERS NOW-- BUT YOU WILL--- Return to index of stories...


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MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS ---- GOT A LITTLE BOOST TODAY---

-- THOUSAND YARD RUSHER-- KNOWSHON MORENO-- HAS BEEN ACTIVATED--- FROM THE PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM LIST----

--- HE WILL BATTLE LAMAR MILLER FOR THE STARTING JOB IN THE BACKFIELD---

-- MEANWHILE IN THE DEFENSIVE BACK FIELD-- CORTLAND FINNEGAN -- JOINS PRO BOWLER BRENT GRIMES---- HOPING TO FORM ONE OF THE BEST CORNERBACK DUO'S IN THE LEAGUE Return to index of stories...


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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


HAVE YOU SEEN LEBRON JAMES LATELY

HE HAS SLIMMED DOWN-- LOSING 10 POUNDS SINCE THE END OF THE SEASON---

HIS SECRET-- NO CARBS--- Return to index of stories...


WEATHER RECAP-WXGRX


The onshore wind flow continues today and this could produce some early PM showers and storms in parts of the Urban Corridor.

Later this afternoon, most of the activity will be focused along and east of I-75.

Temperatures on Wednesday will be warmer and more seasonal than yesterday. Highs are likely to reach 93 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 94 at Lehigh Acres.

The inland activity will slowly fade later this evening as temps fall into the 70s.

Late afternoon and early evening showers and storms are expected Thursday and Friday with highs topping out in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha has become post-tropical and has lost it's tropical characteristics.

The storm is in the open waters of the Atlantic near New England.

The last advisory from the National Hurricane Center has Bertha moving rapidly NE at 31 mph. Maximum sustained winds are down to 50 mph, and the movement of Bertha keeps it away from major land masses.

As the storm moves generally parallel with the eastern American coast it is expected to continue weakening as it advances into the northern Atlantic Ocean.

No other tropical cyclones are active in the Gulf, Caribbean or Atlantic. Return to index of stories...


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