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HEADLINES------------- TEASE ONE------------
HL1) ROBIN WILLIAMS-trxVOTOPS TZ1 A ANTI OBESITY PSA-NATSVO
HL2) BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B BABY STROLLER SUBWAY-VOTOPS
HL2) STROLLER ON SUBWAY-trxVOTOPS DAVID OPEN-CLIP
HL3) IN STORE CLINICS-trxSOTVO FORECAST-PHC
BREAKING-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
SIESTA KEY PLANE CRASH-VO TOPS BABY STROLLER SUBWAY-VO TOPS
CIRCLE K CARJACKING-BNC SS(2) ANTI OBESITY PSA-TRX NATSVO TOPS
LABELLE RICIN GUILTY-OTS SS VO OC ANTI OBESITY PSA-SOTVO OC
TAMMY HALL RELEASE-OC SS VO WIPE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
TAMMY HALL RELEASE-SOTVO TEASE TWO------------
DOG THROWN FROM CAR-OC SS(2) TZ2 A IN STORE CLINICS-VOTOPS-WIPE
OCALA WOMAN BEATEN KIDNAPPED-OTS TZ2 B THERAPY DOGS-VOTOPS
CHECK WASHING-OC VO WIPE IN STORE CLINICS-TCMON
CHECK WASHING-SOTVO IN STORE CLINICS-PKG
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-OTS VO WIPE THERAPY DOGS-VO IN POP WIPE
BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-SOTVO THERAPY DOGS-SOTVO
BIRDCAGE MIAMI-SOTVO 2SHOT POP NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
ROBIN WILLIAMS-PKG TEASE THREE------------
MENTAL HEALTH IN SW FLORIDA-2SHOT POP VO WIPE TZ3 A DETROIT FLOODING-SOTSVO
MENTAL HEALTH IN SW FLORIDA-SOTVO BNR TZ3 B PEANUT ALLERGY-VO
FSW ATHLETICS-OC VO WIPE TZ3 C MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VO
FSW ATHLETICS-SOTVO FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS
WACKY PET NAMES-2SHOT SS(2) 2 SHOT  


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A WORLD IN MOURNING-

ONE OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE FUNNY MEN DIES IN AN APPARENT SUICIDE.

THE NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON ROBIN WILLIAMS' DEATH.

PLUS --

JUST DAYS AWAY FROM SCHOOL STARTING --

AND THERE COULD BE A BIG PROBLEM.

THE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE IN LEE COUNTY --

THAT APPEARED VIRTUALLY OVERNIGHT!

PLUS-

ABC 7'S MUST-SEE VIDEO-

A BABY IN A STROLLER ROLLS ONTO THESE SUBWAY TRACKS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE DRAMATIC RESCUE-

JUST MOMENTS BEFORE THE TRAIN ARRIVES.

"It's very convenient for us."

A NEW SERVICE FROM WALMART MAKES GOING TO THE DOCTOR EASIER THAN EVER.

BUT CAN YOU TRUST A BIG BOX STORE WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE?

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


HL1) ROBIN WILLIAMS-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) STROLLER ON SUBWAY-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) IN STORE CLINICS-trxSOTVO


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BREAKING-CLIP


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SIESTA KEY PLANE CRASH-VO TOPS


YOUR NEWS AT 5 STARTS WITH BREAKING NEWS!

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

A PLANE CRASH-LANDED THIS AFTERNOON --

ON A BEACH AT SIESTA KEY.

THE BI-PLANE LANDED UPSIDE DOWN IN THE SURF.

BOTH THE PILOT AND THE PASSENGER SUFFERED JUST MINOR INJURIES.

AND NO ONE ON THE GROUND WAS HURT.

ABC 7 HAS LEARNED THE PASSENGER WAS FROM CAPE CORAL.

THE PILOT'S FROM BRADENTON.

HE SAYS THE ENGINE QUIT --

AND THEY WENT DOWN.

AND GET THIS.

SINCE THERE WAS NO ONE ON THE GROUND --

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CIRCLE K CARJACKING-BNC SS(2)


THERE'S ALSO NEW INFORMATION --

ABOUT THAT VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY THAT LEFT A NEWSPAPER DELIVERY MAN SHOT.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THE ROBBERS --

STOLE THE CAR THEY USED IN THE ROBBERY.

A WOMAN WHO WORKS AT WALGREENS ON COLONIAL --

SAYS SUNDAY THREE MEN WITH GUNS CONFRONTED HER.

THEY STOLE HER CAR, PURSE AND CELL PHONE.

THE CAR -- A NISSAN -- WAS LATER ABANDONED AFTER THE ROBBERY.

THAT ROBBERY HAPPENED MONDAY MORNING AT THE CIRCLE K ON WINKLER.

CROOKS STOLE MONEY FROM THE CASH REGISTER --

THEN CHASED DOWN THE DELIVERY MAN WHO SAW THEM.

THEY SHOT HIM THREE TIMES.

BUT DOCTORS THINK HE'LL SURVIVE.

THE THREE ROBBERS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE. Return to index of stories...


LABELLE RICIN GUILTY-OTS SS VO OC


NEW AT 5-

A LABELLE MAN PLEADED GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT TO PRODUCING AND SELLING DEADLY TOXINS OVER THE INTERNET.

JESSE KORFF SOLD RICIN-

RICIN WAS MADE FAMOUS BY THE SHOW BREAKING BAD.

HE ALSO SOLD ANOTHER SUBSTANCE ONLINE.

THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO USE IT TO KILL A WOMAN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

AGENTS ARRESTED KORFF JANUARY 18TH.

ABC7 CAMERAS WERE THERE AS AGENTS COMBED THROUGH HIS GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY.

THEY FOUND A PIPE BOMB AND A METH LAB.

KORFF FACES LIFE IN PRISON AND A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR FINE.

HE'LL BE SENTENCED IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL RELEASE-OC SS VO WIPE


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS OUT OF PRISON TONIGHT.

SHE SPENT THE LAST SIX MONTHS AT COLEMAN MEDIUM FEDERAL PRISON --

AFTER SHE PLED GUILTY TO WIRE FRAUD.

HALL COPPED TO USING MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS ON PERSONAL EXPENSES.

LOOKING AHEAD --

HALL PLANS TO LIVE WITH FRIENDS IN THIS HOUSE ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE.

SHE'LL SPEND THREE MONTHS ON HOUSE ARREST.

WE TALKED TO A FORMER CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR WHO ALSO GAVE HALL A MARKETING JOB JUST BEFORE SHE WAS SENT TO PRISON.

HE SAYS HE HASN'T TALKED TO HER YET, BUT THE JOB IS OPEN. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL RELEASE-SOTVO


David Crowther, President CFS Roofing Services

16:15:36-50

"We're still a supporter, we gave her that money to win the election and she did so. Sorry she did what she did, but we're real happy with what she did when she was in office. Now, it's a different story and we're hoping she comes back to work."

HALL HAS THREE DAYS TO REPORT TO HER PROBATION OFFICER.

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DOG THROWN FROM CAR-OC SS(2)


A DOG THROWN FROM A CAR IN CAPE CORAL AND LEFT FOR DEAD ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IS RECOVERING.

DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO ALMOST KILLED ITL.

IT HAPPENED NEAR NORTHEAST 24TH AVENUE AND PINE ISLAND ROAD LAST MONDAY.

VETS TREATED THE 10-MONTH-OLD PUPPY FOR A LEG INJURY.

THE TERRIER'S NOW IN FOSTER CARE.

A WITNESS DESCRIBES THE CAR AS A LATE-MODEL DARK BLUE B-M-W -- SIMILAR TO THIS ONE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CASE-

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OCALA WOMAN BEATEN KIDNAPPED-OTS


A SCARY STORY OUT OF OCALA-

OFFICERS SAY A MAN KIDNAPPED AND BEAT A WOMAN WHO WAS GIVING MEALS TO THE HOMELESS.

OCALA POLICE SAY THE WOMAN SERVED FOOD AT A CHURCH.

WHEN SHE GOT INTO HER CAR-

SHE SAYS A MAN WAS IN HER BACKSEAT.

HE PUT A KNIFE TO HER NECK AND TOLD HER TO DRIVE.

LATER-

HE FORCED HER TO PULL OVER-

PUT A ROPE AROUND HER NECK AND BEAT HER.

HE LEFT HER UNCONCIOUS IN A KMART PARKING LOT.

WHEN SHE WOKE UP-

SHE MANAGED TO CALL FOR HELP.

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKNIG FOR HER ATTACKER. Return to index of stories...


CHECK WASHING-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

COLLIER DEPUTIES WANT TO WARNING YOU ABOUT CHECK WASHING!

THEY JUST ARRESTED RICHARD WALSH.

THEY SAY HE TRIED TO CASH A NEARLY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR CHECK AT A NAPLES BANK.

BUT IT WAS A FRAUD.

THEY'RE SAYING MANY CASES LIKE THIS ONE --

WHERE CROOKS GRAB A CHECK FROM YOUR MAILBOX, WASH IT WITH CHEMICALS, THEN RE-WRITE A DIFFERENT AMOUNT. Return to index of stories...


CHECK WASHING-SOTVO


Lt. Chad Parker, Collier County Sheriff's Office

23:00:23-:28

I know the offer is tempting to make a quick buck especially if you're on hard times, but just say no.

DEPUTIES THINK THE CROOKS ARE ASKING HOMELESS PEOPLE TO CASH THE CHECKS FOR THEM.

AS FOR YOU --

DEPUTIES OFFER THESE TWO WORDS OF ADVICE.

TRY NOT LEAVE CHECKS IN YOUR MAILBOX.

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BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-OTS VO WIPE


IN ABC 7'S SCHOOL ZONE-

NEARLY 70 SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR THEIR REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE THIS YEAR.

THAT'S LEAVING THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SCRAMBLING TO GET ENOUGH DRIVERS TO COVER ALL OF ITS ROUTES.

THE DISTRICT IS LOOKING FOR DOZENS OF PART-TIME SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS.

WITH MORE THAN 1500 NEW STUDENTS EXPECTED IN LEE COUNTY THIS YEAR THE DISTRICT HAD TO ADD MORE BUSES AND MORE ROUTES.

THAT'S CREATING A BIG NEED. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-SOTVO


Robert Morgan/Transportation Director

15:00 Right now we have about 700 drivers and the additional 50 we have will be filled by the substitute list. 15:07

THE JOB PAYS 13-DOLLARS AN HOUR. THE DISTRICT ALSO TRAINS DRIVERS WITHOUT EXPERIENCE.

ANYONE WITH A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD CAN APPLY ONLINE. Return to index of stories...


BIRDCAGE MIAMI-SOTVO 2SHOT POP


Everynight we get the question is this the place where The Birdcage was filed and of course it is.

WIPE We consider him to be part of the hotel.

ONE OF THE MANY PLACES REMEMBERING COMEDIAN ROBIN WILLIAMS TONIGHT --

IS A FLORIDA HOTEL, WHERE ONE OF HIS MANY MOVIES WAS SHOT.

THE CARLYLE HOTEL ON MIAMI'S SOUTH BEACH --

SERVED AS THE BACKDROP FOR "THE BIRDCAGE".

PEOPLE THERE --

AND AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE MOURNING WILLIAMS' DEATH TONIGHT.

THE 63-YEAR OLD WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE HIS HOME FROM AN APPARENT SUICIDE.

BUT KIRK HAWKINS REPORTS- WE'RE GETTING A CLEARER PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS-PKG


New details have been released into the death of beloved actor and comedian,

Robin Williams. THE CORONER CONFIRMING EARLIER SUSPICIONS THAT WILLIAMS

COMMITTED SUICIDE.

" life ended to asphyxia due to hanging"

THE 63 YEAR OLD ACTOR WAS FOUND BY HIS ASSISTANT, SEATED, WITH A BELT TIED

AROUND HIS NECK AND ATTACHED TO A DOOR. HE ALSO HAD CUTS ON HIS LEFT WRIST.

WILLIAMS WAS ALREADY COLD TO THE TOUCH. WILLIAMS' WIFE HAD LAST SEEN HIM

SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN SHE WENT TO BED. SHE LEFT MONDAY MORNING THINKING HE WAS

ASLEEP.

HIS PERSONAL ASSISTANT GOT CONCERNED WHEN SHE COULDN'T REACH HIM, THEN MADE

THE HORRIFYING DISCOVERY.

SOT "the personal assistant was able to get access to mr Williams bedroom

and entered the bedroom to find mr williams clothed in a seated position

unresponsive"

WILLIAMS' SPOKESPERSON SAYS THE ACTOR "has been

battling severe depression".

Michael O'Connell/The Hollywood Reporter

"He definitely had said he had a drinking problem and that was the issue he

had most recently had to deal with."

WILLIAMS WIFE SUSAN SCHNEIDER SAYING "I lost my

husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved

artists and beautiful human beings."

The Hollywood chamber of commerce placing a wreath at Williams star at the

walk of fame

HUNDREDS STOPPED BY That to LEAVE PERSONAL NOTES.AND FLOWERS.

133315 Lenny Kegan

It's sad. it's exciting to be here but it's said to see the loss of such

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MENTAL HEALTH IN SW FLORIDA-2SHOT POP VO WIPE


ROBIN WILLIANS PASSING HAS SPARKED A NATIONWIDE DISCUSSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.

WE WANTED TO GO IN-DEPTH TONIGHT.

SO ABC7 DUG DEEPER INTO WHAT'S BEING DONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO COMBAT AND TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS.

FIRST --

LOCAL DOCTORS ADMIT THE FIGHT AGAINST MENTAL ILLNESS IS STILL UNDER-FUNDED AND NOT TALKED ABOUT NEARLY ENOUGH.

1 IN 4 PEOPLE IS TOUCHED BY MENTAL ILLNESS --

YET IT REMAINS ALMOST TABOO.

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

YOU CAN VISIT SUICIDE HOTLINES AND CLINICS IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS HELP.

BUT IF YOU SUSPECT SOMEONE IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER,

CALL 9-1-1.

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MENTAL HEALTH IN SW FLORIDA-SOTVO BNR


3743 the family member might start isolating, not communicating. giving up interest in avtivities. not socializing with people. staying in bed. finding it hard to get up and get the day going.3801

HERE'S AN IMPORTANT STAT.

PEOPLE ADDICTED TO DRUGS OR SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION ARE 30 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT SUICIDE.

BUT WITH TREATMENT---

BETWEEN 70 AND 90 PERCENT CAN IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

FOR A FULL LIST OF SUICIDE HOTLINES AND TREATMENT CENTERS --

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FSW ATHLETICS-OC VO WIPE


YOU WILL HAVE A NEW COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM TO ROOT FOR COME SPRING.

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN -- FORMERLY EDISON STATE -- HAS HIT THE GROUND RUNNING -- RECRUITING FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON.

BUT CREATING AN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FROM SCRATCH CAN'T BE CHEAP.

SO -- ABC 7 ASKED JUST HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO GET IN THE GAME.

F-S-W TELLS US IN THE FIRST YEAR -- WITH ONLY TWO TEAMS COMING IN -- IT WILL COST NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


FSW ATHLETICS-SOTVO


Jamie Corr/ FSW Head Baseball Coach

41:29-35

Finding out which office you're going to be in it's coming in and meeting the grounds crew that's gonna take care of your facility

THE BASEBALL TEAM HAS ADOPTED THE CITY OF PALMS PARK AS THEIR NEW HOME.

F-S-W IS ALSO LOOKING TO ADD THREE NEWS TEAM COME 20-16.

THAT INCLUDES MENS AND WOMENS BASKETBALL AND A VOLLEYBALL TEAM. Return to index of stories...


WACKY PET NAMES-2SHOT SS(2) 2 SHOT


WE KNOW YOU'VE DEALT WITH A LOT OF SADNESS AND TRAGEDY THE LAST 24 HOURS -

SO WE WANTED TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD A BIT TONIGHT.

WITH THIS.

VETERINARY PET INSURANCE HAS JUST RELEASED ITS ANNUAL LIST OF WACKY PET NAMES --

AND IT DOESN'T DISAPPOINT.

WE PUT TOGETHER THE TOP FIVE.

FOR DOGS-

COMING IN AT NUMBER ONE-

PEANUT WIGGLEBUTT.

NUMBER TWO-

SIR HOG KNUCKLEHEAD.

NUMBER THREE SEEMS TO BE BEYONCE INSPIRED-

SASHA BIGGIE-POTAMUS FIERCE

OTTO VON LONGDOG AND ZIPPITY DO DAWG ROUND OUT THE TOP FIVE.

WE DIDN'T LEAVE OUT CAT LOVERS.

TOPPING THE LIST HERE-

SNUGGLES BUTT LE LEE.

FOLLOWED BY COUNT FLUFFERTON --

AND THE VERY CREATIVE KATY PURRY.

HERE'S OUR FAVORITE --

WALTER CRONCAT.

THAT'S THE WAY IT IS.

WITH JOEY BANANA PANTS COMING IN AT NUMBER FIVE.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE FULL LIST-

AND IT'S WORTH IT-

JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE-

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


9-17 NATS FROM VIDEO What do we have? Heart attack!"

A HEART ATTACK ON THE FRONT LINES -

IT'S AN EYE-OPENING AD ABOUT OBESITY.

AHEAD - SEE THE REST OF THE AD THAT'S CAUSING MANY TO RE-THINK THEIR CHOICES.

PLUS -

CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A BABY STRAPPED INTO A STROLLER ROLLS ONTO SUBWAY TRACKS.

ABC7 SHOWS YOU WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. IT'S MUST-SEE.

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


TZ1 A ANTI OBESITY PSA-NATSVO


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TZ1 B BABY STROLLER SUBWAY-VOTOPS


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DAVID 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


FORECAST: ONSHORE WIND IMPACTS WEDNESDAY'S RAIN POTENTIAL

Drier air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere has helped to keep our rain opportunities very low the past several days, and that trend continues this evening.

Through tonight we will continue to only have to include a widely isolated shower chance, and mainly for communities along and east of the Interstate 75 corridor.

Lows tonight should range from the mid and upper 70s along the immediate coatline to low and mid 70s across the interior of the state.

On Wednesday we will experience an onshore wind from the south and southwest. When that type of wind pattern establishes itself in our region, we open the door for some rain and isolated thunder in the morning and early afternoon hours.

With this in mind, don't be surprised if you encounter a passing shower or downpour on your drive to work tomorrow morning or even into the Wednesday lunch hour, but mainly for areas west of I-75.

By the afternoon however, our rain chances again become isolated along the coast and more numerous for areas in interior Collier, Glades and Hendry Counties.

Highs on Wednesday should range from the upper 80s along the beaches to near 92 at Fort Myers, 90 at Naples and 93 at Port Charlotte.

On Thursday, we will continue with an onshore wind flow meaning the risk for some showers in the morning exists. The afternoon should see a more moisture-rich environment and that could help to spark more showers and storms than the region has seen in the past week during the afternoon.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. None are expected to develop in the next 24 to 48 hours. Return to index of stories...


BABY STROLLER SUBWAY-VO TOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A STROLLER WITH A BABY STRAPPED INSIDE ROLLED ONTO SUBWAY TRACKS IN LONDON.

A MAN STANDING NEARBY WAS WEARING HEADPHONES-

HE NEVER SAW IT HAPPEN.

THE BABY'S MOTHER RAN AFTER HER CHILD AND JUMPED ONTO THE TRACKS.

SHE PUSHED THE STROLLER BACK ONTO THE PLATFORM.

IT WAS JUST IN TIME-

AN ONCOMING TRAIN ARRIVED MOMENTS LATER.

NO ONE GOT HURT.

OFFICERS SAY A GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE STROLLER ONTO THE TRACKS WHILE THE COUPLE WAS HELPING SOMEONE WITH THEIR LUGGAGE. Return to index of stories...


ANTI OBESITY PSA-TRX NATSVO TOPS


9-17 NATS FROM VIDEO What do we have? Heart attack- 5'9 300 pounds 32 years old. How does that happen?

THIS P-S-A IS SPREADING ON SOCIAL MEDIA TONIGHT.

AND NOT EVERYONE LIKES IT.

IT SHOWS AN OBESE MAN NAMED JIM IN THE HOSPITAL.

JIM HAD A HEART ATTACK.

THEN --

THE VIDEO REWINDS THROUGH JIM'S LIFE TO SHOW HOW HE ENDED UP HERE.

FAST FOOD.

VIDEO GAMES.

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ANTI OBESITY PSA-SOTVO OC


nats of crying. Here you go. I still can't believe you give your child french fries. I know it's the only thing that will make him stop.

THEN A MESSAGE FLASHES --

SAYING YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE DOESN'T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE THIS.

THE VIDEO IS IMPLYING JIM'S PARENTS CAUSED HIS UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE --

AND HIS HEART ATTACK.

BUT THE GROUP WHO MADE THE VIDEO --

CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA --

SAYS IT DIDN'T CREATE THE VIDEO TO MAKE YOU FEEL GUILTY.

THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO INSTILL GOOD HABITS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT?

IT IS TOUGH LOVE WITH A STRONG MESSAGE?

OR SHAMING AND BLAMING?

YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON OUR FACEBOOK --

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


WE KNOW -

WAL-MART HAS IT ALL.

OR DOES IT?

THE ONE THING WAL-MART'S ADDING TO MAKE IT TRULY A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL OF LIFE'S NEEDS.

LOOK AT THESE FACES.

THEY'RE NOT JUST ANY DOGS.

THEY'RE BEING TRAINED TO HELP VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES.

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IN STORE CLINICS-TCMON


WAL-MART BOASTS THAT YOU CAN FIND JUST ABOUT ANYTHING AT THEIR STORE.

NOW --

YOU CAN EVEN SEE A DOCTOR.

THE RETAIL GIANT IS LAUNCHING IN-STORE CLINICS.

WE HAD ABC'S BRANDI HITT --

INVESTIGATE WHETHER THEY WERE SAFE AND HOW MUCH THEY COST. Return to index of stories...


IN STORE CLINICS-PKG


WALMART --

THE ONE-STOP SHOPPING DESTINATION FOR EVERYTHING FROM GROCERIES.

TO CLOTHING.

EVEN TREADMILLS.

AND NOW -- YOUR PHYSICIAN.

NATS -- Clinic

THE NATION'S LARGEST RETAILER IS MARKETING ITSELF AS A "PRIMARY MEDICAL

PROVIDER."

IN ADDITION TO 100 BASIC-CARE CLINICS. WAL-MART IS OPENING SIX

PRIMARY CARE CLINICS INSIDE STORES IN TEXAS AND SOUTH CAROLINA. WITH

LICENSED NURSE PRACTIONERS READY TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT CHRONIC ILLNESSES AND

INJURIES.

ALL -- FOR 40 DOLLARS A VISIT.

JUST FOUR DOLLARS. IF YOU'RE A WALMART EMPLOYEE.

THE CLINICS ARE LOCATED IN AREAS WHERE DOCTORS ARE SCARCE. AND OFF-SITE

SUPERVISING PHYSICIANS ARE READY TO STEP IN WHEN NEEDED.

DOCTOR MICHAEL RODRIQUEZ IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH WALMART.

SOT - Dr. Michael Rodriguez/ Professor, UCLA department of family medicine

/ "More access to care is extremely important but that care needs to be

high quality care."

IT'S THE LATEST STEP IN A GROWING TREND.

DRUG STORE CLINICS AT WALGREENS AND C-V-S STORES - OFFERING LIMITED

SCREENINGS AND VACCINES - HAVE BEEN GROWING IN POPULARITY.

SOT - sheri Swiontek, customer, walgreens clinic / "When I am jammed with

time our time schedules are tight" "It's very convenient for us."

BUT DOCTOR RODRIGUEZ SAYS WALMART IS TAKING IT A STEP FARTHER. AND HE'S

CONCERNED THE PRIMARY CAREGIVERS AT THE HELM ARE NURSE PRACTIONERS - NOT

DOCTORS.

SOT - Dr. Michael Rodriquez/ Professor, UCLA department of family medicine

/ "They're training and expertise is not the same as a primary care

physician."

WALMART IS OPENING SIX MORE PRIMARY CARE CLINICS BY THE END OF THE YEAR - IT TELLS ABC NEWS "WE AIM TO BE PART OF A CONTINUUM OF CARE WHILE

DRIVING DOWN COSTS FOR OUR ASSOCIATES AND CUSTOMERS" ADDING THAT

IT ALSO OFFERS "REFERRALS TO SPECIALISTS, AS NEEDED."

FOR GOOD MORNING AMERICA - BRANDI HITT - ABC NEWS, LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


THERAPY DOGS-VO IN POP WIPE


IF YOU'VE EVER HAD A DOG- YOU KNOW THEY'RE A LOT OF WORK.

FOR MEN AT A NAPLES HOMELESS SHELTER… THEY'RE WORKING WITH DOGS AND THEY SAY ALL THAT HARD WORK MIGHT BE SAVING THEIR LIVES.

MEET JASON CROSS AND ANTHONY DISTEFANO.

THEY'RE BOTH RECOVERING ADDICTS - AND NOW… DOG TRAINERS.

THEY'RE PART OF A PROGRAM AT SAINT MATTHEW'S HOUSE THAT WORKS TO TRAIN SERVICE DOGS TO PAIR THEM WITH DISABLED VETERANS.

THEY SAY THE BEAUTY OF IT… IS THAT THESE DOGS ARE REALLY HELPING THEM. Return to index of stories...


THERAPY DOGS-SOTVO


Jason Cross/ Former Addict 221530 often times the disease of addiction and alcoholism is a really self centered, self centered thing and um, to be able to have to think about somebody else or care for somebody else it kind of gets you out of what you might be going through at the time.

GETTING A SERVICE DOG THAT'S WELL-TRAINED CAN COSTS AS MUCH AS 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

BECAUSE OF THESE VOLUTNEERS -- VETERANS ARE ABLE TO GET A FURRY FOUR-LEGGED HELPER, FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


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


Tiwaen Duffy/Stuck At Home - "A river outside the door, the water is up to the curb."

Cory Bross/Pushed Car Out

"I saw about 6 cars get stuck on the way home"

FLOODING.

FLOODING.

AND MORE FLOODING!

ABC7 TAKES YOU TO DETROIT.

SEE THE WASH OUT AND DESTRUCTION OF THE MOTOR CITY.

IT WAS JUST A DESK JOB -

BUT SHE GOT FIRED.

WHY HER PEANUT ALLERGY GOT HER THE BOOT.

AND --

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR SPRING TRAINING TO SEE BASEBALL AT JETBLUE PARK.

THE MIRACLE ARE HEADED TO FENWAY SOUTH.

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TZ3 C MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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