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DIRECTORS PAGE GATOR BITE-VOTOPS
HEADLINES GATOR BITE-SOTVO
HL 1) DAYCARE OPERATION-VOTOPS NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) ONLINE SEX STING-VOTOPS TEASE TWO-------------
HL 3) HAIL NATVO-NATSVO TZ2 FACEBOOK MESSENGER-VOTOPS
FIRST WX-CLIP TZ2 COLD WATER CHALLENGE-VOTOPS
FIRST WX-WX WALL JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP WEATHER-PWC
ONLINE SEX STING-SSTOPS-2SH-VO WEATHER-WXWALL
ONLINE SEX STING-SOTVO FACEBOOK MESSANGER-2SH-PUSH-VO
DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP FACEBOOK MESSANGER-SOTVO
DAYCARE FOLLOW-POP-SS-VO FL BREASTFEEDING BATTLE-OC-VO-OC
DAYCARE FOLLOW-SOTVO COLD WATER CHALLENGE-trxVOTOPS
TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP COLD WATER CHALLENGE-SOTVO
DAYCARE OPERATION-TC-VO ANOTHER SUPERMOON TOMORROW-VOTOPS
DAYCARE OPERATION-SOTVO-TC COMING UP NEXT-CLIP
C43 WATER-trxVOTOPS TEASE THREE-POP
C43 WATER-SOTVO TZ3 A-VO-DISS
EMANCIATED DOG FOUND-2SH-VO TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
EMANCIATED DOG FOUND-SOTVO-OC 11PM TZ1) FL CHILD FALLS-VOTOPS-WIPE
COLLIER AIRBOAT CRASH-trxVOTOPS 11PM TZ2) MAN CONFESSES TO MURDER-VOTOPS
MIAMI SINKING BOAT-VOTOPS SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-OTS-SS-OTS-VO MIAMI DOLPHINS-POPMON
FL TRUCK HITS BUILDING-OTS-NATSVO MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
VOTE 2014-CLIP MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTVO
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS-2SH-VO TB BUCS-VOTOPS
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS-SOTVO FSU NOLES-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP FSU NOLES-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-POPMON
TZ1 FL GATOR BITE-VOTOPS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-CGTOPS
TZ1 FL GUN SILENCERS-VOTOPS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-SOTTOPS
ANOTHER GM RECALL-BNC-VIDBX-BNC GULF COAST SHOWCASE-CGTOPS
FL GUN SILENDCERS-OTS-VO MARLINS PITCHER-VOTOPS
FL GUN SILENDCERS-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
FL SNAKE CAUGHT-trxSSTOPS(2) GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES


DAYCARE DRAMA--

NOW AT 7--

ABC 7 INVESTIGATES--

HOW WAS A DAYCARE DIRECTOR ABLE TO RUN AN OPERATION WITH SMALL CHILDREN--

FOR SO LONG USING A FAKE NAME.

WE GET ANSWERS.

PLUS --

SEX STING--

A MOM--

HER DAUGHTER--

EVEN A CORRECTION OFFICER UNDER ARREST TONIGHT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WHAT INVESTIGATORS ACCUSE THEM OF DOING.

hey, that' hail

AND WEATHER IS MAKING NEWS TONIGHT--

WHERE HAIL IS FALLING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

JP IS TRACKING IT FOR US RIGHT NOW AT 7. Return to index of stories...


HL 1) DAYCARE OPERATION-VOTOPS


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HL 2) ONLINE SEX STING-VOTOPS


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HL 3) HAIL NATVO-NATSVO


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FIRST WX-CLIP


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FIRST WX-WX WALL


LOWER RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed in the PM hours on Friday, as highs climbed into the low to mid 90s. The storms may push into the Urban Corridor later this evening, as temps fall into the 80s. We'll see the activity end overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Slightly drier air works into the region on Saturday. We could see some morning rain in the coastal areas, but this activity will diminish by mid-morning. Expect more storms to develop in the PM hours, with the coverage not as great as earlier in the week. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

More dry air arrives on Sunday, and this will likely reduce the threat for storms. A couple widely scattered cells will be possible to close the weekend, but most areas will stay dry. Highs on Sunday will push into the mid 90s.

The dry and hot weather sticks around to start next week. Just an isolated pop-up shower will be possible on Monday, as temps again climb into the mid 90s.

Tuesday also looks fairly dry, with low rain chances and highs in the mid 90s.

More moisture does return into the region by midweek, raising the threat for PM showers and storms. Highs to close the week will be in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

It is still very quiet in the open waters of the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean as we move into the weekend. The atmosphere across the tropics is not very conducive for development right now.

No major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


7PM SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


ONLINE SEX STING-SSTOPS-2SH-VO


TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE BEHIND BARS TONIGHT --

AFTER A TWO-WEEK SEX STING!

AND THOSE CHARLOTTE COUNTY CORRECTIONS OFFICERS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES IN TROUBLE.

11-PEOPLE --

ARRESTED FOR *THINKING THEY'D BE MEETING UP WITH A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL -- TO HAVE SEX!

A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MADE THE LIST, AS WELL.

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AND PUNTA GORDA POLICE DEPARTMENT CONDUCTED THE ONLINE OPERATION. Return to index of stories...


ONLINE SEX STING-SOTVO


"Makes you want to go home and ask your kids why are you on the computer and you just don't know, we always believe that people aren't doing this bit the reality is that they are."

THE TOTAL COST OF OPERATION GUARDIAN WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN 17-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE MONEY CAME FROM FORFEITURE FUNDS OR MONEY SEIZED FROM CRIMINALS DURING ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS-CLIP


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DAYCARE FOLLOW-POP-SS-VO


THE CONVICTED FELON RUNNING A FORT MYERS DAYCARE --

WENT BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY.

CHRISTINA PERERA WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY FOR VIOLATING PROBATION.

AND WE'VE LEARNED MUCH MORE ABOUT HER SKETCHY BACKGROUND.

PERERA HAS A NUMBER OF ALIASES.

CHRISTINA HAWKINS.

HOLLY HAWKINS.

AUTHORITIES SAY, SHE USED DIFFERENT NAMES TO COMMIT A SERIES OF CRIMES AND GET JOBS.

INCLUDING AS DIRECTOR OF DANIELS ACADEMY IN FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE FOLLOW-SOTVO


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

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

--BUTT SOT--

00:00:42 "My heart sunk as soon as one one of the other mothers

called me

NOW PARENTS OF THE DISPLACED CHILDREN ARE LEFT WONDERING IF THEY CAN TRUST THE SYSTEM

THEY SAY INVESTIGATORS TOLD THEM PERERA HAD NO CRIMINAL HISTORY SUGGESTING SHE'D BE A DANGER TO THE CHILDREN.

BUT IT BEGS THE QUESTION --

HOW COULD THIS GO UN-NOTICED? Return to index of stories...


TEAM COVERAGE-CLIP


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DAYCARE OPERATION-TC-VO


THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION TONIGHT --

HOW COULD PERERA OPERATE A DAYCARE -- AND GO UN-NOTICED FOR MORE THAN A MONTH?

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOUND SEVERAL BIG MISTAKES.

LIVING WORD FELLOWSHIP NEVER NOTIFIED DCF OF AN OWNERSHIP CHANGE.

SECONDLY THE NEW OWNER, CHRISTINA PERERA'S EX-HUSBAND DOUG NEVER EVEN APPLIED FOR A LICENSE.

THAT WOULD HAVE PROMPTED DCF TO RE-INSPECT THE SITE AND IT'S PERSONNEL. Return to index of stories...


DAYCARE OPERATION-SOTVO-TC


05:03 I can't say you can blame the state. This person seems like quite the con artist. So who knows what tricks she had up her sleeve or what she made them believe. 05:13

ABC7 FOUND OUT --

D-C-F LAST INSPECTED THE SITE IN JULY. THEY SAY PERERA WASN'T THERE AT THE TIME Return to index of stories...


C43 WATER-trxVOTOPS


THE START OF MAJOR WATER PROJECT DESIGNED TO HELP SAVE OUR SHORELINE WAS PUSHED BACK.

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 DAMAGING RUN OFF FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE DURING THE RAINY SEASON.

BUT IN ORDER TO DO THAT-- THEY MUST PUSH BACK THE LARGER PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


C43 WATER-SOTVO


Al Durrett, Co-Owner Fish Tale Marina

:17;41 this project is not going to be a six month project correcting it so.

--butt sot--

Linda Meeder, Crazy Woman Kayaks

:10:06 Its very important to keep our beaches pristine, that's what brings the wildlife and the tourist both, what could be more important than that.

DEPITE THE FOUR MONTH DELAY-

OFFICIALS SAY, IT WONT HURT THE OVERALL PROJECT.

IN THE MEANTIME -- THEY'RE HIRING ENGINEERS AND GETTING THE PROPER PERMITS FOR THE PROJECT. Return to index of stories...


EMANCIATED DOG FOUND-2SH-VO


A HORRIBLE STORY OF ANIMAL CRUELTY TONIGHT.

A DOG WAS FOUND NEARLY STARVED TO DEATH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THE FIVE YEAR OLD -- HAD A LARGE CHAIN WRAPPED AROUND HIS NECK --

WHEN ANIMAL SERVICES RESCUED HIM FROM THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

TONIGHT --

ABC-7 IS LEARNING, MORE THAN A THOUSAND ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES LIKE THIS HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED SINCE JANUARY.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES IS CALLING IT AN EPIDEMIC. Return to index of stories...


EMANCIATED DOG FOUND-SOTVO-OC


Take sot:

Ria Brown/Lee County Animal Services

48:18-28

We see this all the time everyday our officers go out and they see dogs that are in poor condition like this so we really do need to educate the public more

WE CHECKED --

AND OF THE 1-THOUSAND CASES BEING INVESTIGATED -- 7-HUNDRED-75 OF THOSE WERE NEGLECT.

NEARLY THREE-HUNDRED WERE LISTED AS SERIOUS ANIMAL ABUSE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO THIS DOG BELONG TO -- YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL ANIMAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER AIRBOAT CRASH-trxVOTOPS


A LOCAL AIR BOAT COMPANY ISN'T TALKING TONIGHT -- AFTER A CRASH DURING A TOUR TODAY.

IT HAPPENED AT EVERGLADES CITY AIRBOAT TOURS.

DEPUTIES IN COLLIER COUNTY SAY, CUSTOMERS SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

RIGHT NOW -- F-W-C IS INVESGIATING. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI SINKING BOAT-VOTOPS


ABC-7 ALSO GOT OUR HANDS ON THIS VIDEO FROM MIAMI --

WHERE CREWS RESCUED SEVERAL PEOPLE AFTER THIS SMALL BOAT SANK OFF HAULOVER BEACH.

JUST AFTER NOON TODAY -- LIFEGUARDS GOT REPORTS OF NUMEROUS PEOPLE STRANDED IN THE WATER.

SEVERAL DIFFERENT AGENCIES RESPONDED --

NO REPORTED INJURES.

AND INVESTIGATION CONTINUES, TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LIGHTNING DETECTION-OTS-SS-OTS-VO


THE VICTIM OF A SEVERE LIGHTNING STRIKE ALONG FORT MYERS BEACH - IS BACK HOME TONIGHT.

ZAC LATAWIEC AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WERE HIT BY LIGHTNING, LATE LAST MONTH.

BOTH RECOVERED FROM THEIR INJURIES.

BUT A FAMILY FRIEND OF THIERS DIDN'T MAKE IT.

TONIGHT - HIS DEATH IS PROMPTING MORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIES TO CONSIDER INSTALLING LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS.

NEXT WEEK --

CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS ADDING WARNING SIGNALS TO THE CITY'S RECREATIONAL FACILTIES.

COUNT ON ABC-7 FOR COVERAGE. Return to index of stories...


FL TRUCK HITS BUILDING-OTS-NATSVO


NEW TONIGHT --

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO, CAPTURING THE MOMENT A TRUCK RAN INTO A BUS -- THEN CRASHED INTO A JACKSONVILLE BUSINESS.

nats of truck hitting bus

A PASSENGER WAS GETTING OFF THE BUS, WHEN THE TRUCK SLAMMED INTO THE DRIVER'S SIDE.

THEN YOU SEE THE BUS HIT A DISCOUNT SEAFOOD STORE.

THE BUILDING WAS CONDEMNED -- AND TORN DOWN.

IN ALL -- SIX PEOPLE WERE TREATED FOR INJURES.

THE TRUCK DRIVER, TOLD POLICE A WASP FLEW INSIDE THE TRUCK WHICH CAUSED HIM TO LOSE CONTROL AND CRASH. Return to index of stories...


VOTE 2014-CLIP


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LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS-2SH-VO


THE SAME FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WHO CLAIMED THEY COULDN'T REDRAW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT MAPS BEFORE ELECTIONS THIS FALL -- HAVE NOW DONE SO, IN ONE DAY.

STATE LAWMAKERS JUST UNVEILED THEIR NEW DESIGN.

THEY STARTED THEIR SPECIAL SESSION IN TALLAHASSEE TO DO THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

A JUDGE FORCED THEM TO RE-DRAW THE LINES --

BECAUSE THEY SAID THE PREVIOUS LINES WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BECAUSE TWO DISTRICTS FAVORED REPUBLICANS. Return to index of stories...


LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS-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."

THE FULL LEGISLATURE COULD APPROVE THE NEW LINES BY WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


THE FLORIDA BOY -- BITTEN BY A GATOR.

THREE TIMES!

AN UPDATE ON HIS CONDTION --

AND WHAT OFFICIALS SAY, HE WAS DOING JUST BEFORE THE ATTACK.

PLUS --

THE PUSH FOR LEGALIZING GUN SILENCERS, IN FLORIDA --

THE PROS -

THE CONS --

AND WHAT WE FOUND OUT ABOUT GUN SILENCER LAWS, ALREADY IN PLACE.

THAT'S NEXT.

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TZ1 FL GATOR BITE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 FL GUN SILENCERS-VOTOPS


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ANOTHER GM RECALL-BNC-VIDBX-BNC


GM DRIVERS, THERE'S ANOTHER MAJOR RECALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

THE AUTOMAKER IS RECALLING FIVE MAKES OF S-U-V'S FOR A THIRD TIME.

BECAUSE OF A POWER WINDOW SWITCH PROBLEMM THAT COULD START A FIRE.

THE RECALL AFFECTS MAINLY 2006 AND 2007 MODELS OF THE CHEVY TRAILBLAZER, GMC ENVOY, BUICK RAINER, ISUZU ASCENDER AND SAAB 97-X.

THE COMPANY IS TELLING SOME OWNERS TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES OUTSIDE UNTIL THEY'RE FIXED.

MEANTIME --

THE PARTS NEEDED TO FIX THE PROBLEM WON'T BE READY UNTIL AT LEAST OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


FL GUN SILENDCERS-OTS-VO


FLORIDA IS CONSIDERING MAKING HUNTING WITH GUN SILENCERS LEGAL.

IT'S ILLEGAL NOW.

BUT HUNTING ADVOCATES WANT TO CHANGE THAT.

THEY SAY GUN SILENCERS PROTECT THEIR EARS.

OPPONENTS FEAR NOT BEING ABLE TO HEAR SHOTS --

WILL MAKE THINGS DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


FL GUN SILENDCERS-SOTVO


"People have, sometimes, the wrong idea of what it actually does.

You can still hear the gunshot."

IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO HAVE A SILENCER IN FLORIDA, JUST TO USE IT.

THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE ISSUE IN SEPTEMBER. Return to index of stories...


FL SNAKE CAUGHT-trxSSTOPS(2)


CHECK OUT THIS MASSIVE SNAKE CAPTURED ON FLORIDA'S EAST COAST.

12 FEET.

120 POUNDS.

AND A BURMESE PYTHON.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT'S BEEN EATING CATS.

TODAY --

AN OFFICER SPOTTED THE SNAKE NEAR A DEAD CAT.

HE CALLED FOR BACKUP TO GET THE SNAKE OUT OF THE BRUSH.

IT WILL BE TAKEN TO A LICENSED CAREGIVER.

BURMESE PYTHONS ARE BANNED IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


GATOR BITE-VOTOPS


MEANTIME --

TRAPPERS NEAR ORLANDO ARE TRYING TO CATCH AN ALLIGATOR THAT BIT A NINE-YEAR-OLD BOY THREE TIMES.

POLICE SAY THE ATTACK HAPPENED AT LAKEFRONT PARK, IN SAINT CLOUD.

OFFICIALS CLOSED THE PARK'S LAKEFRONT SWIMMING AREAS -- ALTHOUGH CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE BOY WAS IN A NON-SWIMMING LOCATION. Return to index of stories...


GATOR BITE-SOTVO


"What our personnel observed is that the young boy may have been on a bicycle, riding his bicycle in the area and decided to put aside his bicycle and jump in the water. Unfortunately, it's a non-swimming area."

TONIGHT DOCTORS SAY THE BOY IS IN GOOD CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


THE NEW SOCIAL MEDIA MESSENGER COULD BE DIGGING *TOO FAR INTO YOUR PRIVACY.

NEXT AT SEVEN --

WE INVESTIGATE FACEBOOK'S NEW APP AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU.

PLUS --

RAISING AWARENESS FOR A DEADLY DISEASE.

THE COLD WATER CHALLEGE -- HOW YOU CAN FREEZE YOURSELF FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

J-P -- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 FACEBOOK MESSENGER-VOTOPS


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TZ2 COLD WATER CHALLENGE-VOTOPS


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


LOWER RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

Scattered showers and storms again developed in the PM hours on Friday, as highs climbed into the low to mid 90s. The storms may push into the Urban Corridor later this evening, as temps fall into the 80s. We'll see the activity end overnight, with lows in the mid 70s.

Slightly drier air works into the region on Saturday. We could see some morning rain in the coastal areas, but this activity will diminish by mid-morning. Expect more storms to develop in the PM hours, with the coverage not as great as earlier in the week. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

More dry air arrives on Sunday, and this will likely reduce the threat for storms. A couple widely scattered cells will be possible to close the weekend, but most areas will stay dry. Highs on Sunday will push into the mid 90s.

The dry and hot weather sticks around to start next week. Just an isolated pop-up shower will be possible on Monday, as temps again climb into the mid 90s.

Tuesday also looks fairly dry, with low rain chances and highs in the mid 90s.

More moisture does return into the region by midweek, raising the threat for PM showers and storms. Highs to close the week will be in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

It is still very quiet in the open waters of the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean as we move into the weekend. The atmosphere across the tropics is not very conducive for development right now.

No major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MESSANGER-2SH-PUSH-VO


FACEBOOK IS GETTING SLAMMED PRETTY BADLY THIS WEEK.

SEVERAL ONLINE REPORTS SUGGESTS FACEBOOK'S NEW MESSAGING APP VIOLATES PRIVACY STANDARDS.

WHY?

IF YOU SAY YES TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS -- THE FINT PRINT --

YOU'RE AGREEING TO LET FACEBOK HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR PHONE'S PICTURES, VIDEOS -- AND YOUR MICROPHONE.

BUT USERS WE SPOKE TO SAY, IF YOU WANT THE SERVICE, YOU'RE IN A BIND. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK MESSANGER-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.

--butt sot--

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 HAS SINCE RESPONDED --

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

IN SHORT, YOU AGREED TO IT IN THE FINE PRINT.

FACEBOOK GOES ON TO SAY --

EVERYTHING IT ACCESSES -- MAKES IT EASILY SHARED THROUGH THE APP. Return to index of stories...


FL BREASTFEEDING BATTLE-OC-VO-OC


A FLORIDA MOTHER IS PRETTY ANGRY TONIGHT.

SHE WAS ASKED TO COVER HERSELF, WHILE BREAST-FEEDING AT A BOWLING ALLEY.

BUT THE WOMAN SAYS -- SHE DIDN'T BREAK ANY RULES.

IT HAPPENED AT THIS BOWLING ALLEY IN PORT SAINT LUCIE.

THE WOMAN SAYS -- SHE WAS SIMPLY NURSING HER 5-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER.

BUT CUSTOMERS SAY SHE WAS EXPOSING A BREAST.

THE OWNER SAYS -- SHE OFFERED THE WOMAN A TOWEL AFTER TWO CUSTOMERS COMPLAINED.

ABC-7 CHECKED --

WE FOUND OUT -- FLORIDA LAW ALLOWS WOMEN TO BREAST-FEED IN PUBLIC WITH OR WITHOUT A COVER. Return to index of stories...


COLD WATER CHALLENGE-trxVOTOPS


WITH A BUCKET OF ICE WATER PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTY ARE RAISING AWARENESS AND MONEY FOR THE DEASLY DISEASE A-L-S.

IT'S CALLED THE "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE." PEOPLE DUMP ICE WATER ON THEMESELVES -- THEN POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.

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


COLD WATER CHALLENGE-SOTVO


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 IT FULLY SUPPORTS IT.

THE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT SAYS IN THE LAST 10 DAYS THEY'VE RECEIVED MORE THAN 160-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THAT'S 11 TIMES THE MONEY THEY TOOK IN THIS TIME LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER SUPERMOON TOMORROW-VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE HEADED OUT TOMORROW EVENING -- YOU MIGHT SPOT ANOTHER "SUPERMOON."

WE TOLD YOU BACK IN JULY WHEN THE LAST ONE HAPPENED.

ALL THE FULL MOONS IN SEPTEMBER, WILL BE "SUPERMOONS."

THE SUPERMOON HAPPENS AT THE POINT IN THE MOON'S ORBIT WHEN IT'S CLOSEST TO EARTH. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT-CLIP


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TEASE THREE-POP


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

SCARY SCENE LAST NIGHT FOR MARLINS PITCHER -- DAN JENNNINGS-- HIS STATUS 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) FL CHILD FALLS-VOTOPS-WIPE


A FLORIDA CHILD FALLS FROM A 3RD FLOOR WINDOW.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

HER CONDITION --

AND WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING HER. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) MAN CONFESSES TO MURDER-VOTOPS


Um, I need to report a murder.

A MURDER THAT HE COMITTTED!

A 11 --

YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THIS MAN'S CONFESSION.

HEAR WHY HE GAVE HIM SELF UP -

7 YEARS LATER. 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. 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


THE DOLPHINS PLAYING IN THEIR FIRST PRESEASON GAME AS WE SPEAK-- TAKING ON ATLANTA

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 THE 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-- AND LEADS AT 9 UNDER PAR-----

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 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---

-- THAT BALL WAS TRAVELING 101 MILES AN HOUR

----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 WEBSITE TEASE-4 SHOT


ADLIB POINTS Return to index of stories...