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DIRECTORS PAGE HL3) COLD WATER CHALLENGE-SOTVO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP B STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP
IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-SOTVOTOPS BNC LABELLE HAIL-NATSVO
IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-SAT LIVE FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL
IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-PKG BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-SAT LIVE DAYCARE CLOSES-VOTOPS BNC
STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP DAYCARE CLOSES-VOTOPS WIPE
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL DAYCARE CLOSES-SOTVO
MIDDLE EAST LATEST-TCMON VOWIPE NPPD PORN ARRESTS-VOWIPE
JOAN RIVERS GAZA COMMENTS-VOTOPS NPPD PORN ARRESTS-SOTVO
EBOLA UPDATE-TCMON VOWIPE REACTION TO PORN ARRESTS-SOTVO
HAWAII HURRICANE-TRX VOTOPS EMACIATED DOG-VOTOPS WIPE
TRUST IN GOVT LOW-TRX VOTOPS EMACIATED DOG-SOTVO
FICO CHANGING SCORING-VO AIRBOAT AX-VO
WOMEN ATTACKED-VO C43 ON HOLD-VOWIPE
WOMEN ATTACKED-SOTVO C43 ON HOLD-SOTVO
9 YEAR OLD DEAD FOR DAYS-VO MIAMI BOAT SINKS-TCMON VO WIPE
9 YEAR OLD DEAD FOR DAYS-SOTVO LIGHTNING STRIKE HIT FL HOUSE-TRX VO
MICHIGAN ABDUCTION-VO SSWIPE CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-VO
MICHIGAN ABDUCTION-SOTVO BONDI SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OC
SOUTH FL LOVE TRIANGLE-TC MON FL REDISTRICTING VOTE-VOTOPS
SOUTH FL LOVE TRIANGLE-PKG FL REDISTRICTING VOTE-SOTVO
SOUTH FL LOVE TRIANGLE-OC TAG FL GUN SILENCERS-OTS VO
FUNERAL CANCELLED FOR GAY MAN-SOTVO WIPE FACEBOOK MESSENGER APP-VOWIPE
FUNERAL CANCELLED FOR GAY MAN-SOTVO WIPE FACEBOOK MESSENGER APP-SOTVO
BOTCHED FUNERAL-SOTVO COLD WATER CHALLENGE-VOWIPE
BOTCHED FUNERAL-SOTVO COLD WATER CHALLENGE-SOTVO
OH MAIL IN DUMPSTER-VO NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
OH MAIL IN DUMPSTER-SOTVO TEASE ONE
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A ALOE WATER-SOTVOTOPS
TEASE FOUR------------ TZ1 B BRUSHING-VOTOPS
TZ4 A COOLEST COOLER-VO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
TZ4 B APPARENTLY KID-VO WEATHER-PWC
JAMES BRADY WEATHER-WXWALL
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP BRUSHING TEETH-OTS VO
FORECAST-PHC ALOE WATER-VOWIPE
FORECAST-WXWALL ALOE WATER-SOTVO
DOVE ADS-TCMON COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
DOVE ADS-PKG TEASE TWO-POP
COOLEST COOLER KICKSTARTER-VO TZ2 SPORTS-VO
APPARENTLY APPAREL-SOTVO WIPE WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
APPARENTLY APPAREL-SOTVO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
LIGHTNING FLASHES FROM ISS-VO TZ 7 1) DAYCARE FOLLOW-VOTOPS-WIPE
DELTA FEWEST CANCELLATIONS-VO TZ 7 2) SILENCERS-VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FIVE------------ MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON
TZ5 A) ROAD RAGE CHASE-SOTVO MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
ROAD RAGE CHASE-BNC MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTVO
ROAD RAGE CHASE-PKG TB BUCS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP FSU NOLES-VOTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ FSU NOLES-SOTTOPS
TZ 6 1) AIRBOAT AX-VOTOPS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POPMON
TZ 6 2) MIAMI BOAT SINKS-VOTOPS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CGTOPS
TZ 6 3) BRUSHING TEETH-VOTOPS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS
CLOSE-2SHOT GULF COAST SHOWCASE-CGTOPS
HEADLINES MARLINS PITCHER-VOTOPS
HL1) NPPD PORN ARRESTS-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL2) DAYCARE CLOSES-SOTVO GOODBYE-4SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP B


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IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-SOTVOTOPS BNC


"As commander-in-chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq, and so even as we support Iraqis as they take the fight to these terrorists, American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.

IN THE PAST 24 HOURS,

THE U-S HAS DELIVERED AIR STRIKES TO IRAQ.

OUR MILITARY LAUNCHED THOSE AIRSTRIKES AGAINST THE ISLAMIC MILITANT GROUP -- ISIS.

IT'S AN EFFORT TO PROTECT U-S PERSONNEL IN IRAQ BUT ALSO RELIGIOUS MINORITIES UNDER SEIGE IN THE REGION.

IT'S AN ESCALATION OF OUR INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ --

BUT THE PRESIDENT IS PROMISING IT'S NOT THE FIRST STEPS TOWARD WAR.

A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS IS LIVE IN WASHIGTON -- WITH MORE. Return to index of stories...


IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-SAT LIVE


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IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-PKG


THIS DRAMATIC VIDEO SHOWS THE IMPACT ON THE GROUND - AFTER US FIGHTER JETS

DROPPED 500 POUND LASER GUIDED BOMBS ON ISIS ARTILLERY IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

FA-18 AIRCRAFT LIKE THESE WERE LAUNCHED FROM THE USS GEORGE H-W BUSH.

STATIONED IN THE ARABIAN GULF.TO STRIKE ISIS TARGETS THAT THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION SAID WERE THREATENING AMERICAN INTERESTS

sot TK

A DIRE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IS DEVELOPING IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES HAVE FLED TO THE TOP OF A MOUNTAINWALKING MILES TO

ESCAPE THE THREAT OF ISIS MILITANTS BELOW.

THIS MAN SAID HE LEFT EVERYTHING BEHIND AND THERE'S NO FOODNO WATER.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAID TODAY THAT THE ISIS SURGE AND ACTS OF

VIOLENCE.

show all the warning signs of genocide.

AND LAST NIGHT THE PRESIDENT SAID THE US CAN TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT THAT.

THE US LAUNCHED A CHALLENGING AND DANGEROUS AID MISSION.

3 US AIR FORCE CARGO JETS DROPPED CRITICAL SUPPLIES.5300 GALLONS OF WATER,

AND 8,000 MEALS READY TO EAT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS NOW THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE U-S PRESIDENT TO ORDER

MILITARY ACTION IN IRAQ.

HE CAME INTO OFFICE PLEDGING TO END THE US INVOLVEMENT IN THE WAR THERE.

AND DID IN 2011.

NOW HE INSISTS HE WILL NOT ALLOW THE US TO GET DRAGGED BACK INTO ANOTHER ONE

.

American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq, because there

's no American military solution to the larger crisis in Iraq Return to index of stories...


IRAQ MILITARY ACTION-SAT LIVE


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


MIDDLE EAST LATEST-TCMON VOWIPE


IN ISRAEL, MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY, THEY CARRIED OUT STRIKES ON MILITANT TARGETS, IN GAZA.

THEY SAY, IT WAS IN RESPONSE TO MORE THAN 33-ROCKET FIRINGS, AFTER A THREE-DAY CEASE-FIRE CAME TO AN END WITHOUT A LONGER-TERM AGREEEMENT.

AN ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAYS THE RESUMPTION OF ROCKET FIRE MEANS HAMAS HAS "BROKEN THE FUNDAMENTAL PREMISE OF THE TALKS IN CAIRO." Return to index of stories...


JOAN RIVERS GAZA COMMENTS-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE -- ADDING TO THE MIDDLE EAST CONTROVERSY -- COMEDIAN JOAN RIVERS SAYS SHE WILL "STAND BEHIND" WHAT SHE TOLD A PAPARAZZO ABOUT NOT FEELING SADNESS FOR CIVILIANS KILLED IN GAZA.

WEDNESDAY, RIVERS SAID IF YOU START A WAR, YOU DESERVE TO BE DEAD.

THURSDAY, SHE POSTED A CLARIFICATION ONLINE, BUT IT WAS NOT AN APOLOGY.

SHE SAID HER WORDS WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT -- SAYING, QUOTE "WHAT I SAID AND STAND BEHIND IS, WAR IS HELL AND UNFORTUNATELY CIVILIANS ARE VICTIMS OF POLITICAL CONFLICTS," UNQUOTE Return to index of stories...


EBOLA UPDATE-TCMON VOWIPE


TONIGHT --

THE U-N'S WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS DECLARED THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC AN "INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY".

THE LATEST NUMBERS --

MORE THAN 900 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THREE COUNTRIES.

THE U-N HEALTH AGENCY DESCRIBED IT AS THE WORST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN 40 YEARS.

U-S EXPERTS ARE HEADED TO LIBERIA TO HELP RESPONSE EFFORTS. Return to index of stories...


HAWAII HURRICANE-TRX VOTOPS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

THE FIRST TROPICAL STORM TO HIT HAWAII IN MORE THAN TWO DECADES HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED.

IT MADE LANDFALL THIS MORNING --

CAUSING SOME DAMAGE.

WIND AND RAIN KNOCKED DOWN TREES -- CAUSED POWER OUTAGES AND BLOCKED ROADS.

BUT THE STATE IS NOT IN THE CLEAR YET.

HURRICANE JULIO -- PACKING WINDS OF 120 MILES AN HOUR -- IS JUST 900 MILES AWAY.

FORECASTERS EXPECT IT TO WEAKEN AND PASS NORTH OF THE ISLANDS THIS WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


TRUST IN GOVT LOW-TRX VOTOPS


A NEW SURVEY IS SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE PUBLIC'S TRUST OF OUR GOVERNMENT.

A NEW C-N-N POLL SHOWS THAT OUR TRUST IS AT AN ALL-TIME LOW.

ONLY 13 PERCENT SURVEYED SAY THE GOVERNMENT *CAN BE TRUSTED.

AND ONE IN TEN SAY THEY NEVER TRUST THE GOVERNMENT. Return to index of stories...


FICO CHANGING SCORING-VO


IF YOUR MEDICAL BILLS ARE WEIGHING DOWN YOUR CREDIT SCORE, YOU'RE IN FOR A PLEASANT SURPRISE.

STARTING THIS FALL -- THE NATION'S TOP CREDIT SCORE PROVIDER, FICO, WILL MAKE CHANGES THAT PUT LESS EMPHASIS ON MEDICAL DEBT.

IF THE ONLY UPAID DEBT ON YOUR CREDIT REPORT IS MEDICAL DEBT, YOUR FICO SCORE COULD GO UP BY ABOUT 25 POINTS.

FICO WILL ALSO START IGNORING DEBTS IN COLLECTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PAID OFF OR SETTLED. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN ATTACKED-VO


POLICE NEAR CHICAGO THINK THREE ATTACKS ON WOMEN --

MIGHT BE RELATED.

A 26-YEAR-OLD MOM SAYS SHE WAS HOLDING HER 7-MONTH-OLD --

WHEN A MASKED MAN HIT HER FROM BEHIND.

SHE WAS ON HER FRONT DOORSTEP AT THE TIME.

THE MAN DEMANDED SHE THROW THE BABY INTO THE CAR -- AND GO INSIDE HER HOUSE.

ONCE INSIDE -- THE WOMAN SAYS, THE ATTACKER REPEATEDLY HIT HER IN HER FACE.

BUT QUICK-THINKING SAVED HER BABY. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN ATTACKED-SOTVO


"Somehow I found my keys so I was able to hit the lock button on my remote

to lock the baby in the car."

THE ATTACKER GRABBED 40-DOLLARS AND TOOK OFF.

DAYS LATER, A SECOND VICTIM WAS ATTACKED WHILE WALKING HOME.

THEN ON MONDAY --

A THIRD.

NO ONE'S BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


9 YEAR OLD DEAD FOR DAYS-VO


ABC-7 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE DISTRUBING DEATH OF A 9-YEAR-OLD PENNSYLVANIA BOY -- WHO INVESTIGATORS SAY, WAS DEAD FOR DAYS.

POLICE SAY, THE FATHER ADMITTED TO TRYING TO COVER IT UP.

COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THE FATHER LAST CHECKED ON THE BOY BACK ON JULY 27-TH AND THE ROOM WAS FILLED WITH FECES.

TWO DAYS LATER -- THE MAN FOUND HIS SON IN THAT SAME ROOM, DEAD.

THE FATHER SAYS, HE STAYED QUIET UNTIL HIS WIFE ASKED ABOUT A STRONG ODOR.

HE TOLD HER AND SHE CALLED POLICE. Return to index of stories...


9 YEAR OLD DEAD FOR DAYS-SOTVO


I did not know my son was dead, there was no reason for me to not even know that he was deceased.

INVESTIGATORS SAY --

THE MAN APPARENTLY MOVED HIS SON'S BODY BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED.

HIS WIFE SAYS, HER HUSBAND BOUGHT MOTH BALLS AND BLEACH TO COVER THE SMELL.

THE FATHER IS IN JAIL, THE MOTHER IS NOT FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MICHIGAN ABDUCTION-VO SSWIPE


A SCARY STORY OUT OF MICHIGAN TONIGHT,

A WOMAN DISAPPEARED AFTER SHE STOPPED TO HELP SOMEONE LYING NEAR THE ROAD.

NOW DEPUTIES IN MONROE COUNTY ARE INVESTIGATING IT AS A POSSIBLE ABDUCTION.

18-YEAR-OLD HALEY TURNER WAS ON THE PHONE WITH A FRIEND WHEN SHE STOPPED BECAUSE SOMEONE WAS LYING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

WHILE STILL ON THE PHONE-

SHE TOLD HER FRIEND A MAN HAD A GUN AND WAS FOLLOWING HER.

MINUTES LATER-

DEPUTIES FOUND HER CAR RUNNING BUT NO TRACE OF HALEY. Return to index of stories...


MICHIGAN ABDUCTION-SOTVO


"haley if you hear me.we just want you home."

DEPTUIES ARE USING K-9S AND HELCOPTERS TO SCOUR THE AREA TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED TO HER. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH FL LOVE TRIANGLE-TC MON


A FLORIDA LOVE TRIANGLE --

ENDED WITH ONE MAN DEAD.

AND HIS FORMER BEST FRIEND ON TRIAL --

ON TRIAL FOR POISONING HIM AND HIDING THE BODY.

NEW TONIGHT --

A-B-C'S LINZIE JANIS IS TRACKING THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH FL LOVE TRIANGLE-PKG


OVERNIGHT FLORIDA PROSECUTORS REVEALING MORE EVIDENCE IN THE 2012 DEATH OF

CHRISTIAN AGUILAR.

PROSECUTORS SHOWING JURORS THIS PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BELT THEY SAY PEDRO BRAVO

USED TO KILL HIS FORMER BEST FRIEND

BRAVO ALLEGEDLY SEDATING AGUILAR WITH A CONCOCTION OF DRUGS IN A GATORADE

BOTTLETHEN USING THE BELT TO STRANGLE HIM. A PROCESS THAT TOOK 13 MINUTES.

PROSECUTORS CLAIM THE MURDER, TAKING PLACE INSIDE BRAVO'S SUV IN A

GAINESVILLE WALMART PARKING LOT.

THE TWO FRIENDS SPOTTED SHOPPING TOGETHER IN THE STORE.THE LAST TIME

AGUILAR WAS SEEN ALIVE.

Marc Trahan/CSI there's a small impact in the windshield itself where the

glass was broken.

PROSECUTORS SHOWING THE JURY THURSDAY PHOTOS OF A CRACKED WINDSHIELD COVERED

IN DUCT TAPEAND BLOOD STAINS ON THE SUV SEATS AND ON A PAIR OF SHOE INSOLES

AND A CAN OF PAINT KEPT INSIDE THE CARALL SIGNS, INVESTIGATORS SAY OF A

VIOLENT STRUGGLE.

Marc Trahan/CSI that's the location where the shovel was recovered from

AND PHOTOS OF THIS MUD CAKED SHOVELFOUND NEAR BRAVO'S GAINSVILLE APARTMENT.

PROSECUTORS IMPLYING IT WAS USED TO BURY HIS VICTIM.

SWALLOWED THE WORD "BANDAGES"

SURVEILANCE FOOTAGE SHOWING BRAVO BUYING A SHOVEL, DUCT TAPE, BANDAGES AND

OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES INCLUDING SLEEP AIDS THE NIGHT BEFORE AGUILAR

WENT MISSING.

GRFX

PROSECUTORS CLAIM AGUILAR'S MURDER, THE RESULT OF A LOVE TRIANGLE. BRAVO,

DATING ERICA FRIMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL FRIMAN CALLING IT OFF, HEADING TO

GAINSVILLE FOR COLLEGE -- AND DATING AGUILAR.

PROSECUTORS SAY WHEN BRAVO FOUND OUT, HE HATCHED A PLOT TO KILL AGUILAR IN

ORDER TO GET FRIMAN BACK.

BRAVO'S ATTORNEYS SAY HE IS NOT GUILTY OF MURDER. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH FL LOVE TRIANGLE-OC TAG


LINZIE JANIS REPORTING.

BRAVO IS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER -- KIDNAPPING AND OTHER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FUNERAL CANCELLED FOR GAY MAN-SOTVO WIPE


A TAMPA CHURCH CANCELED A FUNERAL -- WITH JUST DAYS NOTICE -- AFTER THE PASTOR AND CONGREGATION FOUND OUT, THE DEAD MAN WAS GAY.

Regardless of our background, our sexual orientation, how can you wait that long and put someone in a bind when they're going through a loss.

THE DEAD MAN'S HUSBAND SAYS -- THEIR RELATIONSHIP WASN'T A SECRET.

THE 42-YEAR-OLD PASSED AWAY LATE LAST MONTH.

HIS FAMILY ATTENDS THE CHURCH -- AND WANTED THE FUNERAL TO BE HELD THERE.

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FUNERAL CANCELLED FOR GAY MAN-SOTVO WIPE


I felt it probably would have been best for him to be at the church, his family grew up in the church, it just made sense.

THE CHURCH'S PASTOR SAYS -- HIS CHURCH DOESN'T SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE.

SAYING QUOTE, "I TRY NOT TO CONDEMN ANYONE'S LIFESTYLE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I AM A MAN OF GOD AND HAVE TO STAND UPON MY PRINCIPALS," UNQUOTE.

THE FAMILY ENDED UP USING THE FUNERAL HOME THAT HANDLED THE WAKE. Return to index of stories...


BOTCHED FUNERAL-SOTVO


TWO FAMILIES ARE DISTRAUGHT AFTER THEY SAY A FUNERAL HOME IN HOUSTON SWITCHED THEIR LOVED ONES, AND BURIED ONE ON TOP OF ANOTHER!

"the lady said 'she looks beautiful' and i said, 'she does, but it doesn't

look like my mom' and i said is it possible you have the wrong body?

THE FAMILIES NOW PLAN TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE 'MABRIE MEMORIAL MORTUARY'.

FOR MIXING UP THE BODIES,

BUT EMPLOYEES INSIST THEY DID NOT MAKE A MISTAKE. Return to index of stories...


BOTCHED FUNERAL-SOTVO


could there be someone else back there? and she looked at me and said we don't

make those kinds of mistakes

THE LAWYER FOR THE FAMILIES SAYS THEY'RE EMOTIONALLY DEVASTATED AND HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANSWERS FROM THE MORTUARY. Return to index of stories...


OH MAIL IN DUMPSTER-VO


AMERICAN MAIL -- THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DELIVERED -- FOUND INSIDE A DUMPSTER.

AND YOU COULD HAVE SENT IT.

AN OHIO POSTAL WORKER WAS SPOTTED ON CAMERA THROWING AN ARMFUL OF MAIL, INTO THE TRASH.

IN THEY GO --

BUT THE MAIL CARRIER WASN'T DONE YET --

A SECOND BOX ON MAIL - DUMPED IN THE TRASH.

NEIGHBORS SAY, THE NOTICED THEY WEREN'T GETTING THEIR MAIL.

THE PEOPLE WHO CAPTURED THE VIDEO SAY THEY COMPLAINED.

THAT'S WHEN THE POST OFFICE CAME BACK AND GOT THEIR MAIL.

THE FEMALE MAIL CARRIER HASN'T BEEN SEEN SINCE. Return to index of stories...


OH MAIL IN DUMPSTER-SOTVO


"I'm a little saddened by it because you rely on the postal system and they'

ve failed you."

--BUTT SOTT--

"the hope is we receive our mail today."

THE POST OFFICE ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING --

"THIS IS CLEARLY UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR THAT DOES NOT REFLECT THE EFFORTS OF THE THOUSANDS OF PROFESSIONAL, DEDICATED CARRIERS IN OUR WORKFORCE."

TONIGHT -- THE OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 5 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR------------


LADIES, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR MAN?

HOW ABOUT THE COOLEST COOLER EVER? HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE THE AMAZING GADGET A REALITY.

A TV INTERVIEW THREW HIM INTO THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT, AND HE'S WON THE HEARTS OF AMERICANS.

HOW THE "APPARENTLY" KID IS NOW GETTING INTO THE WORLD OF FASHION.

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


TZ4 A COOLEST COOLER-VO


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TZ4 B APPARENTLY KID-VO


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JAMES BRADY


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE 30

A VIRGINIA MEDICAL EXAMINER HAS RULED JAMES BRADY'S DEATH A HOMICIDE.

AT THIS POINT IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW THE EXAMINER CAME TO THAT CONCLUSION.

JOHN HINCKLEY SHOT FORMER PRESIDENT RONALD REGAN AND THREE OTHERS --

INCLUDING BRADY IN 1981.

IT'S NOT CLEAR IF HE COULD FACE ANY NEW CHARGES.

HINCKLEY IS BEING TREATED AT A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL.

BRADY --

THE FORMER PRESS SECRETARY AND GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE DIED MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


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


Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


DOVE ADS-TCMON


HOW REAL IS REAL?

THAT'S WHAT ONE MARKETING EXEC AND FATHER OF TWOM WANTS TO KNOW FROM "DOVE" -- CHALLENGING THE COMPANY TO LIVE UP TO THE WORDS IN THERE "REAL BEAUTY" CAMPAIGN.

A-B-C'S ABBIE BOUDREAU HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


DOVE ADS-PKG


THEY'RE THE FLAWLESS PHOTOS.LIKE THESE - THAT EVEN SOME A-LISTERS SAY ARE

TOO TOUCHED UP! KATE WINSLET - CRITICIZING THIS COVER - CLAIMING IT OVERLY

SLIMMED HER THIGHS. LORDE - ANNOYED WITH A PHOTO SHE SAYS WAS ALTERED.

EVEN KIERA KNIGHTLY, PROTESTING A PUBLICITY PHOTO THAT THE STAR CLAIMS

BOOSTED HER BUST.

nats

AND THIS MORNING - FATHER OF TWO AND MARKETING EXECUTIVE - SETH MATLINS -

SAYS HE TOO HAS HAD ENOUGH WITH RETOUCHING

SO, MATLINS STARTED A PETITION ONLINE - HOPING TO EXPOSE WHAT HE DESCRIBES

AS AN INDUSTRY WIDE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.CALLING ON DOVE - FAMOUS FOR

THEIR DECADE-LONG, REAL BEAUTY CAMPAIGN - URGING THE COMPANY TO MAKE "REAL

BEAUTY, MORE REAL."

SOT SM: Advertisers need to recognize that they are responsible and

accountable for the health consequences that these ads are creating.

MATLINS IS ASKING DOVE TO SET A BAR BY SIGNING HIS PLEDGE, ACKNOWLEDGING

WHETHER OR NOT THEY PHOTOSHOP THEIR ADS - AND IF THEY *ARE* PHOTOSHOPPED, TO

NOT RUN THEM IN PLACES WHERE CHILDREN CAN SEE THEM

14:35:53:00 AB: Is it in your opinion, that Dove *does* Photoshop

, even in this "Real" campaign?

14:35:59:00 SM: I don't know what Dove does. And that's the

point. The point is, we don't know what's real anymore.

SOT Jessica Blumenthal / Senior Director of Trend and Strategy at Trendera:

I think that today we're seeing that brands are trying to be more real and

we see it in the marketing that's happening now. But there's still so much

work to be done.

DOVE HAS YET TO SIGN ON.SAYING IN A STATEMENT."When the Dove Campaign

for Real Beauty launched in 2004, we made a commitment to all women that we

would not distort any of our images to create an unrealistic view of beauty.

"

STILL, MATLINS IS HOPING HIS PASSION PROJECT WILL CALL FOR CHANGE

14:34:11:00 This is not gonna fix everything. But it is the ethical thing

to do, it is a step in the right direction.

FOR GMA, AB, ABC NEWS, LA.

SETH MATLINS/MARKETING EXECUTIVE

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COOLEST COOLER KICKSTARTER-VO


A TRICKED OUT *COOLER* IS THE TALK OF THE INTERNET TONIGHT.

IT'S CALLED THE "COOLEST COOLER" -- EQUIPPED WITH A BLENDER AND PHONE CHARGES -- AND IT'S A HIT ON THE KICKSTARTER CROWD-FUNDING WEB SITE.

THE DESIGNER HAS EARNED EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS IN PLEDGES FROM PEOPLE WANTING HIM TO BUILD IT.

WITH 21 DAYS STILL TO GO -- THE PROJECT HAS BECOME THE THIRD MOST-FUNDED CAMPAIGN ON KICKSTARTER EVER. Return to index of stories...


APPARENTLY APPAREL-SOTVO WIPE


IT STARTED AS A FUN T-V NEWS INTERVIEW AT A COUNTY FAIR.

BUT NOW THAT THE "APPARENTLY KID" IS VIRAL AND FAMOUS --

HE'S APPARENTLY INSPIRED A LINE OF CLOTHING.

'It was great and apparently I have never been on live television before but apparently sometimes I don't watch the news."

EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SEEN NOAH'S ADORABLE INTERVIEW.

NOW -- A COUPLE BUSINESSMEN WANT TO MAKE T-SHIRTS WITH NOAH'S CATCHPRHASE ON IT --

APPARENTLY. Return to index of stories...


APPARENTLY APPAREL-SOTVO


It's kind of funny how it all happened, the good Lord put the idea in my head yesterday, we should sell T-shirts at the fair that say apparently.

THE T-SHIRTS ARE SELLING AT THE SAME FAIR THAT MADE NOAH FAMOUS.

THEY'RE GOING FOR 10 BUCKS A POP -- WITH ALL PROFITS GOING TO THE SHRINER'S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING FLASHES FROM ISS-VO


AN INCREDIBLE SIGHT FROM OUTER SPACE.

CHECK IT OUT -- MOTHER NATURE'S FURY ON EARTH.

SEE THOSE BRIGHT FLASHES?

THAT'S ACTUALLY LIGHTNING!

NASA ASTRONAUT REID WISEMAN SHOT THIS VIDEO FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION AND SAYS THE BRIGHT SIGHT LEFT HIM "SPEECHLESS." Return to index of stories...


DELTA FEWEST CANCELLATIONS-VO


GOOD NEWS FOR FOLKS WHO FLY DELTA.

THE COMMERCIAL AILIRNE IS NUMBER ONE IN THE U-S WHEN IT COMES TO FEWER CANCELED FLIGHTS AND MISHANDLED BAGS.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO AIRFARE WATCHDOG - THE COMPANY THAT PUTS TOGETHER AN ANNUAL LIST BASED ON AIRLINE PERFORMANCE.

DELTA ALSO DOES BETTER WITH ON-TIME ARRIVALS AND GOT TOP MARKS FOR MOST IMPROVED CUSTOMER SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 5 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE------------


it was inches away from my head. so I know this

man was trying to kill me.

ROAD RAGE REVENGE--

THE CHASE AS THE THE VICTIM HELPED TRACK DOWN THE SHOOTER--

THAT'S NEXT AT 5-THIRTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) ROAD RAGE CHASE-SOTVO


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ROAD RAGE CHASE-BNC


UP NEXT --

AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF ROAD RAGE REVENGE IN CALIFORNIA.

A MAN -- SHOT SEVERAL TIMES DRIVING DOWN A HIGHWAY -- DECIDED TO CHASE AFTER THE SHOOTER!

A-B-C'S BRANDI HITT SHOWS YOU HAPPENED NEXT --

AS HE WAS ON THE PHONE WITH 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE CHASE-PKG


Operator: "911 emergency what are you reporting?"

Kenneth Baker: "Yeah I just got shot at - Eastbound 91 and Harbor BLVD. I

just got shot at." 7

A DESPERATE CALL FOR HELP. IN THE MIDDLE OF A CAR-TO-CAR SHOOTING.

Operator: "Are you hit?"

Kenneth Baker: "Yes I'm hit."

THE VICTIM -- KENNETH BAKER -- MERGING ONTO A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FREEWAY IN

BROAD DAYLIGHT. WHEN HIS WINDOW SUDDENLY EXPLODED.

GLASS -- SPRAYING HIS FACE.

SOT - Kenneth Baker / 17:22 -:31 / "I noticed where the bullets hit on

the side of my truck. it was inches away from my head. so I know this

man was trying to kill me." 9

BAKER SAYS HE DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE SHOOTER IN THE CAR NEXT TO HIM AND

DECIDED TO *CHASE HIM DOWN*

CALLING 9-1-1 WITH ONE ARM

WHILE NURSING GUN SHOT WOUNDS TO THE OTHER.

Kenneth Baker: "I think my arm is shot." / "I'm trying to catch up to him

now."

Operator: "Ok well that's probably not the best idea if he's shooting at you

."

Kenneth Baker: "Ok I'm right behind him now." 8

IN A WILD CHASE THE 57 YEAR OLD SAYS THE TWO SWERVED IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC

MONDAY AT SPEEDS UP TO 95 MILES PER HOUR.

BAKER -- CUTTING ACROSS BUSHES AND FREEWAY EXITS -- TO STAY ON HIS TAIL.

OFFICERS EVENTUALLY TAKING OVER THE PURSUIT. AND ARRESTING 32 YEAR OLD

JERRY VALENTIN -- FROM ARIZONA.

SOT - Brandi & Sgt. Hammel fullerton police intv bite towards the end /

11:32:42 -:46 / "This outcome could have been so much worse?" Sgt. "

Absolutely. It could have been much more of a tragedy." /11:32:48 -:53 /"

We discourage victims and witnesses from engaging with armed individuals."

SOT - Kenneth Baker / 8:19:38 / "Had I not chased him down. the man

would have gotten away. Now he's in jail."

VALENTIN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO FOUR FELONIES -- INCLUDING ATTEMPTED

MURDER. IN A CRIME THAT -- FOR NOW -- APPEARS TO BE A RANDOM ACT OF RAGE.

FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA - BRANDI HITT - ABC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

KENNETH BAKER/SURVIVOR, FREEWAY SHOOTING

SGT. KATHRYN HAMEL/FULLERTON POLICE DEPT Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

COMING UP AT 6PM------------


PASSENGERS HURT ON AN AIRBOAT TOUR --

NOW THE COMPANY IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

AT 6 --

ABC7 INVESTIGATES THE WRECK ON THE WATER.

PLUS -- A FLORIDA BOAT --

UNDERWATER!

WITH PEOPLE ON BOARD!

SEE THE RESCUE EFFORTS -- AT SIX.

WE ALL BRUSH OUR TEETH --

BUT ARE WE DOING IT RIGHT.

SEE WHAT DENTISTS HAVE TO SAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) AIRBOAT AX-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) MIAMI BOAT SINKS-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) BRUSHING TEETH-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


it just scary it's scary what could happen to your kids."

PARENTS DISGUSTED --

11-PEOPLE BUSTED --

INCLUDING A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER!

NOW AT SIX --

THE ONLINE SEX BUST WITH A TWIST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

"It was traumatic yesterday when, especially when you get the call from another mother."

DAYCARE DRAMA--

THE FALLOUT TONIGHT AFTER DANIELS ACADEMY IS SHUTDOWN--

ABC 7 UNCOVERS THE DIRECTOR'S CRIMINAL PAST.

"So here it goes whoa that's cold."

AND ICY CHALLENGE--

WHY DUMPING ICY WATER ON YOURSELF --

IS RAISING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO FIGHT A DEADLY DISEASE.

YOUR NEWS ON 7 STARTS NOW! Return to index of stories...


HL1) NPPD PORN ARRESTS-SOTVO


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HL2) DAYCARE CLOSES-SOTVO


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HL3) COLD WATER CHALLENGE-SOTVO


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STORMWARN 7 OPEN-CLIP


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LABELLE HAIL-NATSVO


nats of hail

HAIL PELTED ABC7 VIEWERS IN LABELLE TONIGHT.

ABC7 IS GETTING NEW VIDEO AND PICTURES INTO OUR NEWSROOM NOW.

WHAT ARE YOU SEEING IN YOUR AREA?

GO AHEAD AND SEND US YOUR VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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DAYCARE CLOSES-VOTOPS BNC


OUR BIG STORY --

WE'VE UNCOVERED SHOCKING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE WOMAN RUNNING ONE FORT MYERS DAYCARE.

JUST A DAY AFTER STATE AGENTS CLOSED THAT DAYCARE!

INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT DIRECTOR AT DANIELS ACADEMY WAS USING A FAKE NAME.

HER REAL NAME IS CHRISTINA PERERA.

HER FAKE NAME --

HOLLY HAWKINS. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CLOSES-VOTOPS WIPE


PERERA APPEARED IN LEE COUNTY COURT THIS MORNING --

AFTER BEING ARRESTED YESTERDAY.

WE DUG UP QUITE A LONG RAP SHEET ON PERERA

AN ABC STATION IN GEORGIA REPORTS -- BACK IN 2008 PERERA WAS CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT -- IDENTITY THEFT AND FORGERY.

SHE WAS ALSO ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING HER PROBATION -- WHICH INCLUDES TESTING POSITIVE FOR DRUGS -- AND TWO COUNTS OF FELONY CHECK FRAUD.

PERERA'S BEEN ARRESTED NINE TIMES BEFORE AND GET THIS - SHE WAS PREVIOUSLY ARRESTED FOR NOT DISCLOSING SHE WAS RUNNING A DAYCARE.

YET, SHE SOMEHOW GOT A JOB HERE IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE CLOSES-SOTVO


00:00:04 "It was traumatic yesterday when, especially when you get

the call from another mother."

00:01:16 "She had terminated or all the senior staff had resigned I

knew something was wrong, it didn't feel right"

D-C-F IS INVESTIGATING THE FACILITY AND ITS LICENSE.

DANIEL'S ACADEMY IS SHUT DOWN FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 90 DAYS.

PERERA IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


NPPD PORN ARRESTS-VOWIPE


A TWIAT ON an online sex sting.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS EMPLOYEE --

AND TWO CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS --

ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO HAVE SEX WITH A MINOR.

THEY WERE ARRESTED IN OPERATION GUARDIAN ANGEL.

THE WEEK LONG OPERATION LANDED 11 PEOPLE BEHIND BARS.

A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MADE THE LIST TOO.

TAWANA HOLMES THOUGHT SHE WAS TAKING HER 21 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TO HAVE SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD WHEN THEY WERE ARRESTED.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AND PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKED TOGETHER ON THIS ONLINE STING. Return to index of stories...


NPPD PORN ARRESTS-SOTVO


"The fact is that these individual's wee not successful because the guardian angels I consider to be out law enforcement officers and it partners were able to protect our children and apprehend these suspects before they could victimize the innocent children that reside locally and throughout the state of Florida."

EVERYONE ARRESTED WAS ATTEMPTING TO HAVE SEX WITH A VICTIM 14 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER. Return to index of stories...


REACTION TO PORN ARRESTS-SOTVO


EACH PERSON ARRESTED IS ACCUSED OF DRIVING TO NORTH PORT.

ONE PARENT SAYS SHE'S DOING WHATEVER SHE CAN TO KEEP HER TEEN SAFE.

2:07:50-2:08:01

Vickie Haynes/ parent

"You have to watch everything online. She's on there and I check. I go

through her Facebook everyday. The older one. I go through her

Facebook everyday and see what she's replying and who she is talking

to."

TONIGHT, INVESTIGATORS ARE ENCOURAGING PARENTS TO MONITOR THEIR KIDS ONLINE ACTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


EMACIATED DOG-VOTOPS WIPE


NEARLY STARVED TO DEATH.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES FOUND THIS GUY CLINGING TO LIFE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE FIVE YEAR OLD DOG WAS FOUND WITH A BIG CHAIN WRAPPED AROUND HIS NECK -- WANDERING A NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO -- ABC ASKED.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE CASES LIKE THIS HAPPENED?

YOU WON'T LIKE THE ANSWER.

MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED JUST THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


EMACIATED DOG-SOTVO


Take sot

Ria Brown

48:37-49

It can be just out of ignorance it can be apathy. They just simply don't care. They don't place any value on thy animal and unfortunately it's not an inanimate object

WE ALSO FOUND OUT -- THREE QUARTERS OF THOSE 1000 CASES INVOLVE NEGLECT.

NEARLY 300 SEVERE ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


AIRBOAT AX-VO


A LOCAL AIR BOAT COMPANY IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER IT REPORTEDLY CRASHED DURING A TOUR.

IT HAPPENED AT EVERGLADES CITY AIRBOAT TOURS.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS CUSTOMERS WALKED AWAY WITH MINOR INJURIES - BUT THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT.

THE AIRBOAT COMPANY WOULD NOT COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


C43 ON HOLD-VOWIPE


ABC7 JUST LEARNED A MAJOR WATER PROJECT TO SAVE OUR SHORES WON'T START AS SOON AS EXPECTED.

THE C-43 PROJECT WILL BE BUILT ON THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND IN HENDRY COUNTY.

IT'S DESIGNED TO STORE WATER DURING THE DRY SEASON --

AND PREVENT RUN OFF FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE DURING THE RAINY SEASON.

THE STATE'S TRYING TO AVOID MURKY BROWN WATER LIKE WE HAD LAST SUMMER.

TODAY WE LEARNED SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT IS USING THE PROPERTY TO STORE WATER FROM THIS RAINY SEASON.

THAT'S TO PREVENT IT FROM RUNNING OFF THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


C43 ON HOLD-SOTVO


":05:21 We want to keep that area reserved so we can utilize it to pump

water out of the caloosahatchee river and store it to keep it out of

the estuary if need, the down side to that is the ground is wet and

you cant do any work."

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT SAYS THE DELAY WON'T IMPACT THE PROJECT.

THE ONLY THING BEING PUSHED BACK IS DEMOLITION.

IN THE MEANTIME --

THEY ARE HIRING ENGINEERS AND GETTING THE PROPER PERMITS FOR THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI BOAT SINKS-TCMON VO WIPE


ACROSS THE STATE TONIGHT AT 6 -- CREWS HAVE RESCUED SEVERAL PEOPLE FROM A SMALL BOAT AFTER IT SANK OFF HAULOVER BEACH NEAR MIAMI.

SHORTLY BEFORE 12:30 THIS AFTERNOON LIFEGUARDS RECEIVED REPORTS OF NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN THE WATER.

SEVERAL RESCUE CREWS RESPONDED.

THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTED INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING STRIKE HIT FL HOUSE-TRX VO


LIGHTNING SPARKS TWO FIRES IN A SOUTH FLORIDA HOME.

THE STRIKE HIT A HOUSE IN CORAL SPRINGS OVERNIGHT.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY TWO SMALL FIRES THEN STARTED IN THE ATTIC.

THE HOME HAS SOME WATER DAMAGE.

FORTUNATLY, NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-VO


GOOD NEWS TONIGHT FOR A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN.

14-YEAR-OLD ZAC LATAWIEC WAS JUST RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL THIS AFTERNOON.

ZAC IS THE BOY THAT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH A FEW WEEKS AGO.

DOCTORS WEREN'T SURE HE WOULD MAKE IT -- AND ALSO THOUGHT HE MIGHT HAVE PERMAMENT BRAIN DAMAGE.

BECAUSE OF THAT INCIDENT -- ON MONDAY -- CAPE CORAL LEADERS ARE GOING TO LOOK INTO LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS AT THE CITY'S REC FACILITIES. Return to index of stories...


BONDI SAME SEX MARRIAGE-OC


FLORIDA'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS ASKING STATE COURTS TO STOP CONSIDERING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASES.

PAM BONDI IS ASKING FOR THEM TO WAIT UNTIL THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECIDES WHETHER STATES HAVE THE RIGHT TO BAN GAY MARRIAGE.

BONDI FILED TWO MOTIONS TODAY REQUESTING A FREEZE ON APPEALS OF CASES CONCERNING THE STATE'S CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING GAY MARRIAGE.

VOTERS APPROVED THE AMENDMENT IN 2008.

JUDGES IN FOUR FLORIDA COUNTIES HAVE OVERTURNED THE BAN -- BUT NO MARRIAGE LICENSES ARE BEING ISSUED BECAUSE BONDI HAS APPEALED EACH CASE. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING VOTE-VOTOPS


FLORIDA HAS NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTIRCT MAPS TONIGHT.

HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES QUICKLY APPROVED THEM TODAY AFTER BEING CALLED TO THE STATE CAPITOL FOR A SPECIAL SESSION.

THE UPDATED MAPS COULD GAIN APPROVAL FROM THE FULL LEGISLATURE BY WEDNESDAY.

THE NEW MAPS FOCUS ON CORRECTING TWO ODDLY-SHAPED CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS TARGETED BY LEON COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE TERRY LEWIS.

THEY'RE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS 5 AND 10. Return to index of stories...


FL REDISTRICTING VOTE-SOTVO


Sot: State Sen. Darren Soto, D- Osceola County

"This last map was illegal, and it packed African-American voter to try and bleach all the districts around it to be Republican. That's an affront to the constitution and to the fair district amendments that were passed."

BUTT TO

Sot: State Sen. Bill Galvano, R- Manatee County

"They are more compact, and we don't have an appendage that would lead someone to conclude that perhaps there was ill intent."

THE PLAN RELEASED BY G-O-P LEADERS STILL DIFFERS SIGNIFICANTLY FROM A PROPOSAL BY TWO VOTING-RIGHTS GROUPS THAT WERE AMONG THOSE CHALLENGING THE CURRENT MAP IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


FL GUN SILENCERS-OTS VO


UNCOVER YOUR EARS!

FLORIDA IS CONSIDERING MAKING HUNTING WITH GUN SILENCERS LEGAL.

THE USE OF SILENCERS IS CURRENTLY AGAINST THE LAW -- IN MOST INSTANCES -- BUT HUNTING ADVOCATES WANT TO CHANGE THAT.

OPPONENTS ARGUE THAT SILENCED GUNSHOTS POSE A SAFETY RISK FOR PEOPLE NOT AWARE THAT SHOOTING IS GOING ON AROUND THEM.

HUNTERS SAY IT'S ABOUT PROTECTING THEIR EARS. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MESSENGER APP-VOWIPE


DO YOU HAVE A SMART PHONE?

AND ARE YOU DOWNLOADING APPS?

IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS CARRYING THE DEVICES THESE DAYS - AND EVERYONE IS USING THE MAJOR DOWNLOADS.

THIS WEEK FACEBOOK GOT THE BRUNT OF BAD PRESS ABOUT ITS APP.

SEVERAL ONLINE REPORTS SAID THEIR NEW MESSAGE APP WAS VIOLATING PRIVACY STANDARDS.

HITTING 'AGREE' - ON THE APP - GIVES IT ACCESS TO PICTURES -- VIDEOS - AND YOUR MICROPHONE.

BUT USERS SAY IF YOU WANT THE SERVICE - YOU'RE IN A BIND. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MESSENGER APP-SOTVO


lawrence raichle, facebook app user

4917 the messenger app-- seemed like--it was almost like you had to.

it just kept coming up like you gotta do this.

brendan dimitri, facebook app user

4320 there's nothing you really can do it's a free service so they kind of put you in a position. either download it or don't use it.

FACEBOOK RESPONDED SAYING THE APP IS ONLY ACCESSING THINGS AGREED UPON BY USERS.

AND EVERYTHING IT ACCESSES IS SO THAT USERS CAN EASILY SHARE THROUGH THE APP. Return to index of stories...


COLD WATER CHALLENGE-VOWIPE


WITH A BUCKET OF ICE WATER PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTY ARE RAISING AWARENESS FOR A DEADLY DISEASE.

IT'S CALLED THE "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE."

THE CHALLENGE IS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND MONEY FOR A-L-S -- BETTER KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE.

IT CAUSES LOSS OF MUSCLE MOVEMENT AND EVENTUALLY LEADS TO DEATH.

THIS CHALLENGE ASKS PEOPLE TO DUMP ICE WATER ON THEMSELVES -- POST A VIDEO OF IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA - AND CHALLENGE FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME.

IF IT'S NOT COMPLETED IN 24 HOURS YOU MUST DONATE 100 DOLLARS TO AN A-L-S CHARITY. Return to index of stories...


COLD WATER CHALLENGE-SOTVO


TAKE SOT--

Susan Shallbetter, Diagnosed with ALS in 2009

07:20:57 "I think it's wonderful. Anything that we can do that will make people realize that we're here as ALS patients." 07:21:06

THE A-L-S ASSOCIATION DID NOT START THIS CHALLENGE BUT THEY SAY THEY FULLY SUPPORT IT.

THE ASSOCIATION TOLD A-B-C 7 IN THE LAST 10 DAYS THE NATIONAL OFFICE RECEIVED MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THAT'S UP FROM 17-THOUSAND IN DONATIONS THIS TIME LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


that's what's helping with the redness reduction and the inflammation reduction

that we see in sunburns.

YOU MAY HAVE USED ALOE VERA TO TREAT SUNBURNS.

CELEBRITIES ARE USING THEM IN SOMETHING THEY DRINK.

THE NEW TREND --

AND WE INVESTIGATE IF IT'S GOOD FOR YOU.

TWICE A DAY -- IN THE MORNING - AND BEFORE BED -- THAT'S WHAT MOM ALSO SAID WHEN IT CAME TO BRUSHING YOUR TEETH.

BUT SHE NEVER SAID HOW TO BRUSH THEM.

YOU'LL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT DENTISTS ARE SAYING -- COMING UP.

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


TZ1 A ALOE WATER-SOTVOTOPS


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TZ1 B BRUSHING-VOTOPS


Return to index of stories...

JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


Return to index of stories...

WEATHER-PWC


Return to index of stories...

WEATHER-WXWALL


Another Round of Storms Possible Friday

With a light onshore wind direction Friday, any showers and storms that do get going will be primarily inland like Thursday. Also, activity looks to be pretty isolated through the day.

Nothing else out of the ordinary to wrap up the work week here in Southwest Florida. Expect high temperatures to top out right around 92° or 93° again this afternoon.

A sneak peek at the weekend.

Both Saturday & Sunday will be hot and humid with highs running a few degrees above the normal. Each day rain chances will be possible farther inland, leaving most coastal areas pretty dry - beach plans are a go.

Some drier air pushes into the region early next week which will keep rain chances lower than normal Monday and possibly Tuesday too. Return to index of stories...


BRUSHING TEETH-OTS VO


AS A KID YOU WERE TAUGHT HOW AND WHEN TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH, AND IT JUST BECAME HABIT.

BUT NOW HOW YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH IS UP FOR DEBATE.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE BEST WAY -- YOUR ANSWER MIGHT DEPEND ON WHICH DENTIST YOU ASK.

RESEARCHERS IN THE U-K FOUND DENTISTS ALL DIFFERED WHEN IT COMES TO PROPER BRUSHING TECHNIQUE.

SOME SAY LARGE - SWEEPING CIRCULAR MOTIONS -- OTHERS SAY IT'S ALL ABOUT VERTICAL BRUSHING.

BUT THEY ALL AGREE BRUSHING TWICE A DAY IS BEST. Return to index of stories...


ALOE WATER-VOWIPE


IT'S BEEN USED FOR YEARS AS WAY TO KEEP SKIN SOFT AND HEALTHY.

AND HERE IN FLORIDA -- MANY PEOPLE RUB IT ON TO EASE THE PAIN FROM A SUNBURN.

BUT NOW - PEOPLE ARE DRINKING ALOE VERA.

CELEBS ARE GUZZLLING IT DOWN FOR ITS HEALTH BENEFITS.

IT'S A GOOD SOURCE OF VITAMIN A AND C - AND HELPS WITH DIGESTION.

BUT CALORIE COUNTERS BEWARE.

THE BEVERAGE FORM OF ALOE VERA IS HIGH IN CALORIES.

NOT EXACTLY THE HEALTH BENEFITS YOU WANT. Return to index of stories...


ALOE WATER-SOTVO


11:15:30 Lisa Drayer: "Some of these formulations are sweetened with

fructose or cane sugar. In one bottle I saw it has 230 calories and 30 grams

of sugar."

DOCTORS SAY TO KEEP YOUR ALOE VERA JUICING TO A MINIMUM.

SINCE IT IS AN HERB -- IT MAY HAVE SOME NEGATIVE EFFECTS IN TERMS OF HEALTH TOO.

SOME RESEARCH SUGGESTS IT THINS YOUR BLOOD. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


THE DOLPHINS FIRST PRESEASON GAME TONIGHT-- THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS-- BUT THEY'VE LOST THEIR 2ND PLAYER TO SUSPENSION

PLUS-- THAT WAS THE SCENE LAST NIGHT--- IN PITTSBURGH-- AN UPDATE ON MARLINS PITCHER DAN JENNINGS Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


Return to index of stories...

WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 1) DAYCARE FOLLOW-VOTOPS-WIPE


HOW DID IT HAPPEN?

THAT'S THE QUESTION A NUMBER OF PARENTS ARE ASKING AFTER A CONVICTED FELON WAS CAUGHT RUNNING A DAYCARE CENTER -- FOR MORE THAN A MONTH! Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) SILENCERS-VOTOPS


THE PUSH TO LEGALIZE GUN SILENCERS, HERE IN FLORIDA.

AFTER WORLD NEWS --

THE CURRENT LAWS AND WHY HUNTERS SAY, IT COULD MAKE THEIR LIVES EASIER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON


ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL. DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK RYAN TANNEHILL IS. IN FACT. RYAN IS SO EXCITED. HE SAID THE FINS CAN MAKE A RUN TO THE SUPER BOWL THIS SEASON. ALL RIGHT--- OUR FRIENDS IN LAS VEGAS--- HOWEVER DO NOT AGREE. BRONCOS AND SEAHAWKS ARE THE EARLY FAVORITES TO GET TO SUPER BOWL 49 Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


YOU CAN GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT THE DOLPHINS TONIGHT -- WHEN THEY FACE THE FALCONS IN ATLANTA--

YOU CAN SEE THE GAME ON OUR SISTER STATION-- NBC-2 AT 7PM---

THE DOLPHINS HAVE A NEW -- UPTEMPO OFFENSE TO LOOK OUT FOR TONIGHT --

--- AND THE DEFENSE --- CAN GET AFTER THE QUARTERBACK-- LEAD BY PRO BOWLER CAMERON WAKE Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTVO


CONTINUE VO

MEANWHILE DOLPHINS SAFETY RESHAD JONES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED THE FIRST FOUR GAMES OF THE SEASON-- FOR VIOLATING THE NFL'S POLICY ON PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS--

TODAY JONES APOLOGIZED TO HIS COACHES AND TEAMMATES --- AND REGRETS NOT RESEARCHING THE SUBSTANCE THAT HE TOOK--

JONE'S TEAMMATE-- DION JORDAN IS ALSO SUSPENDED THE FIRST 4 GAMES OF THE SEASON-- FOR PED'S Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS--- PLAY THEIR FIRST PRESEASON GAME TONIGHT ---

THE BUCS TRAVEL TO JACKSONVILLE TO FACE THE JAGUARS--

LIKE THE DOLPHINS-- THE BUCS HAVE A NEW LOOK OFFENSE UNDER COORINATOR JEFF TEDFORD-- AND NEW QUARTERBACK JOSH MCCOWN Return to index of stories...


FSU NOLES-VOTOPS


THE FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES --- CONTINUE TO GET READY FOR THEIR SEASON OPENER WITH OKLAHOMA STATE ON AUGUST 30TH---

ISLAND COAST GRAD MARIO PENDER-- NUMBER 7--- FIGURES TO GET A LOT OF CARRIES AT RUNNING BACK ---

HE WAS INELIGIBLE LAST SEASON---

IF MARIO DOES MAKE ON THE FIELD-- HE WILL HAVE EARNED IT--- AS JIMBO FISHER SAYS-- THERE IS MAJOR TALENT AT EVERY POSTION Return to index of stories...


FSU NOLES-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POPMON


THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN PLAYING A BAD ROUND OF GOLF. IS PLAYING A BAD ROUND OF GOLF WHEN IT'S DAMP AND DREARY. THAT IS NOT FUN. BUT THAT'S THE CASE AT THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP. IF THE RAIN DOESN'T BEAT YOU DOWN. THE THICK ROUGH JUST MIGHT Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CGTOPS


NOTHING SEEMS TO BE AFFECTING RORY MCILROY OF LATE-- THE MAN REMAINS RED HOT---

HE WAS 4 UNDER TODAY-- LEADS BY 2 STROKES

LOCAL GOLFER GEORGE MCNEILL STILL ON THE COURSE-- BUT HE WILL LIKELY MISS THE CUT-- TIGER WOODS ON THE COURSE AS WELL-- HE WILL MISS THE CUT AT 7 OVER---

BACK TO MCILROY-- HE'S LOOKING FOR HIS 4TH MAJOR AND SECOND IN LESS THAN A MONTH Return to index of stories...


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


GULF COAST SHOWCASE-CGTOPS


BIG TIME COLLEGE HOOPS IS COME TO GERMAIN ARENA THIS NOVEMBER -- FEATURING SOME OF THE BEST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS IN THE NATION-- HEADLINED BY 9 TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS--- THE UCONN HUSKIES---

FIRST ROUND STARTS NOVEMBER 28TH AND RUNS THROUGH THE 30TH Return to index of stories...


MARLINS PITCHER-VOTOPS


SCARY MOMENT LAST NIGHT FOR MARLINS PITCHER DAN JENNINGS -- WHO GOT HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A LINE DRIVE---

---YOU SEE HIM DAZED AFTER TAKING THE HIT-- TODAY HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A CONCUSSION---

---THE GOOD NEWS IS --- HE SUFFERED NO OTHER INJURIES---

----TODAY JENNINGS TWEETED OUT THAT HE'S HEADING HOME TO RECOVER WITH FAMILY---- Return to index of stories...


FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


ACCORDING TO FORBES MAGAZINE -- ATLANTA, GEORGIA IS THE MOST MISERABLE SPORTS CITY IN US--

THE MAIN CRITERIA -- WAS OF COURSE-- SHEER FUTILITY AND HOW BAD THE TEAMS HAVE BEEN -- BUT ALSO-- HOW OFTEN THE TEAMS HAVE BUILT YOU UP-- ONLY TO LET YOU DOWN---

PHOENIX RANKED SECOND--- CLEVELAND WAS THIRD Return to index of stories...


GOODBYE-4SHOT


4SHOTAD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...