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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP HL1) CAR USED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS
DETROIT FLOODING-NATSVOTOPS HL2) CHECK WASHING-VOTOPS
DETROIT FLOODING-VO IN TCMON HL3) TEEN VS OFFICER DANCE OFF-VOTOPS
DETROIT FLOODING-PKG BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP
ST. LOUIS PROTESTS UPDATE-VOWIPE CAR USED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS TCMON
ST. LOUIS PROTESTS UPDATE-SOTVO CAR USED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS WIPE
CRISIS IN IRAQ-VO CAR USED IN SHOOTING-SOTVO
GAZA RESIDENTS CLEAN UP-trxVOTOPS DOG THROWN FROM CAR-(2)SS
PRIEST DIES FROM EBOLA-VO SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-VO
TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING PARENTS-VO JESSE KORFF RICIN PLEA-SS VO OCTAG
AUTISTIC TEEN STARVED-VOWIPE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-OTS VOWIPE
AUTISTIC TEEN STARVED-SOTVO WIPE BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-SOTVO
3 KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE-TRX VOWIPE CHECK WASHING WARNING-VOWIPE
3 KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO CHECK WASHING WARNING-SOTVO
THAILAND BUILDING COLLAPSE-VOWIPE TAMMY HALL-OTS-VO-OC
KNOCKOUT ATTACK-TRX VOTOPS TAMMY HALL-SOTVO
SHOPLIFTING AZ FAMILY-VO FSW ATHLETICS-VOWIPE
HERNANDEZ COUSIN PLEADS GUILTY-VO FSW ATHLETICS-SOTVO
BABY BURNED ON BUS-VOWIPE HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-VOWIPE
BABY BURNED ON BUS-SOTVO HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO
PEANUT ALLERGY FIRED-VOWIPE POLS IN TOWN FOR CHARLEY ANNIV.-OC
PEANUT ALLERGY FIRED-SOTVO MENTAL HEALTH-VOWIPE
CLIPPERS OFFICIALLY SOLD-VO MENTAL HEALTH-SOTVO BNR
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP PTSD SERVICE DOGS-VOWIPE
TEASE FOUR------------ PTSD SERVICE DOGS-SOTVO
TZ4 A ROBIN WILLAIMS REMEMBERED-NATSVO ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOWIPE
TZ4 B CAT COLLAR STEALS WIFI-VO ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOTVO BNR
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL PENSION REFORM-VOWIPE
DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP PENSION REFORM-SOTVO
FORECAST-PHC NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE ONE
MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-TCMON TZ1 A TEEN VS COP-VOTOPS
MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVE U TZ1 B HAND SANITIZER-VOTOPS
MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-SOTVO WX TEASE-WXWALL
MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVE U DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED-TCMON WEATHER-PWC
ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED-PKG WEATHER-WXWALL
MOST EXPENSIVE STATES TO OWN CAR-VO HAND SANITIZER-TCMON VO
CAT COLLAR CAN STEAL WIFI-VOWIPE TEEN VS COP DANCE OFF-OC
CAT COLLAR CAN STEAL WIFI-SOTVO TEEN VS COP DANCE OFF-PKG
LARGEST POOL-VOWIPE COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
LARGEST POOL-SOTVO TEASE TWO
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP TZ2 SPORTS-VO
TEASE FIVE------------ WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
TZ5 A SMALL HOUSES-VO TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
SMALL HOUSES-BNC TZ 7 1) SWFL WIFI PERFORMANCE-VOTOPS WIPE
SMALL HOUSES-PKG TZ 7 2) OFFICER SAVES CHOKING WOMAN-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COMING UP AT 6PM------------ MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVE
TZ 6 1) PENSION REFORM-VOTOPS MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VOTOPS
TZ 6 2) ZACS FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOTOPS CLIPPERS-VOTOPS
TZ 6 3) HAND SANITIZER-VOTOPS BRAD TAG-LIVE
CLOSE-2SHOT GOODBYE-4SHOT


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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DETROIT FLOODING-NATSVOTOPS


nats of people on bus

OUR BIG STORY AT 530 --

FLOODING THE LIKES OF WHICH DETROIT HAS NOT SEEN IN A CENTURY! Return to index of stories...


DETROIT FLOODING-VO IN TCMON


IT FLOODED THE MOTOR CITY.

AND EVEN COLLAPSED A ROOF AT A BAKERY IN SAGINAW.

ONE PERSON WAS HURT IN THAT COLLAPSE --

AND ONE PERSON WAS KILLED IN THE RAIN.

A-B-C'S KAREN TRAVERS SHOWS YOU MORE TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


DETROIT FLOODING-PKG


RECORD SETTING RAIN AROUND DETROIT YESTERDAY

Tiwaen Duffy/Stuck At Home

A river outside the door, the water is up to the curb.

IN SOME AREAS - MORE THAN 6 INCHES IN ABOUT 10 HOURS.

THAT'S THE MOST RAIN IN A SINGLE DAY THERE SINCE 1925!

Cindy Diegel/Stranded on Road

My son just called and said his basement is all flooded.

ACROSS THE METRO REGIONHUNDREDS OF CAR RESCUESAND HUNDREDS MORE VEHICLES

JUST ABANDONED.

Cory Bross/Pushed Car Out

I saw about 6 cars get stuck on the way home. Just trying to help out I'm

sure there will be more over there so.

ONE WOMAN DIED IN A VEHICLE THAT WAS STRANDED IN ABOUT 3 FEET OF WATER,

ACCORDING TO THE MAYOR OF WARREN MICHIGANWHERE MORE THAN FIVE INCHES OF RAIN

FELL YESTERDAY.

LAST NIGHT THE STATE POLICE CLOSED LARGE SECTIONS OF MAJOR HIGHWAYS.

CAUSING TRAFFIC TO BACK UP FOR MILES.

AND TODAY, OFFICIALS WARNED DRIVERS TO NOT DRIVE THROUGH STANDING WATER.

AND USE CAUTION IF THEY DON'T KNOW HOW DEEP IT IS.

THE DRENCHING RAIN IS NOW HEADED TO THE EAST COAST - UP TO FIVE INCHES

POSSIBLE IN MAJOR CITIES LIKE PHILADELPHIA.NEW YORK.AND BOSTON

FLASH FLOOD WATCHES ARE IN EFFECT FOR 8 STATES FROM NEW JERSEY TO MAINE.

O/C CLOSE: HERE IN WASHINGTON SEVERE WEATHER IS IN THE FORECAST - HEAVY

RAINS AND POTENTIAL WINDS UP TO 60 MILES PER HOUR. BUT RIGHT BEHIND THAT,

MODERATE TEMPERATURES AND PLENTY OF SUN. KT ABC NEWS WASHINGTON.

Karen Travers, ABC Washington, DC 1:12 Return to index of stories...


ST. LOUIS PROTESTS UPDATE-VOWIPE


IN THE LAST HOUR --

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA RELEASED A STATEMENT --

CALLING FOR REFLECTION RATHER THAN VIOLENCE --

AFTER AN OFFICER SHOT AN UNARMED TEEN IN MISSOURI.

SINCE SUNDAY'S SHOOTING -

RIOTS HAVE ROCKED THE TOWN OF FERGUSON NEAR SAINT LOUIS.

IT WAS SO VIOLENT YESTERDAY THAT OFFICERS USED TEAR GAS TO CLEAR CROWDS.

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO INVESTIGATE THE SHOOTING THAT LEFT 18-YEAR OLD MICHAEL BROWN DEAD IN THE STREET.

SEVERAL REPORTS CLAIM THE TEEN TRIED TO GRAB THE OFFICERS GUN.

HIS PARENTS DENY THAT.

--SUPERS--

:00-:04

KTVI/KPLR

Monday

Ferguson, MO

:05-:07

KTVI

:07-:15

KTVI/KPLR

Monday

Ferguson, MO

:15-:17

KSDK

Monday

Ferguson, MO

:21-:28

From Facebook/MikeBrown

:27-:40

Lesley McSpadden

Mother

:40-:46

From Facebook/MikeBrown

:46-:56

Michael Brown Sr.

Father

:56-1:02

KPLR/KTVI

1:02-1:15

Chief Tom Jackson

Ferguson Police

1:15-1:22

KSDK

Sunday

Ferguson, MO Return to index of stories...


ST. LOUIS PROTESTS UPDATE-SOTVO


"Just because my son is a 6'4'' black male walking down a city street does not mean he fit the profile for anything other than just walking down that street, that's all he was doing."

"It's hard. Not seeing him, not talking to him on the phone, him cracking jokes, just playing around being him, you know?"

NEARLY THREE DOZEN PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED YESTERDAY.

MANY FACE THEFT, ASSAULT AND BURGLARY CHARGES.

VIOLENCE ROCKS A MISSOURI TOWN FOR A SECOND DAY.

NOW FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS HAVE STEPPED IN AFTER A TEENAGER WAS SHOT BY POLICE.

YON POMRENZE HAS THE DETAILS.

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

ANOTHER VIOLENT NIGHT IN MISSOURI FOLLOWING SATURDAY'S SHOOTING DEATH OF AN UNARMED BLACK TEENAGER BY POLICE.

FERGUSON POLICE CHIEF THOMAS JACKSON SAYS SHOTS WERE HEARD IN THE AREA AND TEAR GAS WAS USED TO DISPERSE THE CROWD.

SEVERAL ARRESTS WERE MADE, BUT WE HAVE NOT SEEN THE WIDESPREAD LOOTING THAT SHOOK THE COMMUNITY 24 HOURS EARLIER.

MICHAEL BROWN'S PARENTS REJECTED SUGGESTIONS BY POLICE THE TEENAGER WENT AFTER THE OFFICER'S GUN BEFORE BEING FATALLY SHOT.

"Just because my son is a 6'4'' black male walking down a city street does not mean he fit the profile for anything other than just walking down that street, that's all he was doing."

"It's hard. Not seeing him, not talking to him on the phone, him cracking jokes, just playing around being him, you know?"

FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATORS AND THE F-B-I HAVE OPENED INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE SHOOTING.

This is a terrible tragedy. Nobody wanted this to happen but what we want to do is we want to heal, we want to build trust with the community and part of that is to have a transparent, open investigation,

32 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED MONDAY IN CONNECTION WITH SUNDAY NIGHT'S VIOLENCE.

THEY FACE CHARGES OF THEFT, ASSAULT AND BURGLARY. Return to index of stories...


CRISIS IN IRAQ-VO


THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE IS NOW HELPING WITH EFFORTS IN IRAQ.

THE FORCE DROPPED SEVERAL SUPPLIES OVER MOUNT SINJAR --

THATS NEAR THE IRAQ AND SYRIAN BORDER.

THOUSANDS OF REFUGESS ARE HIDING OUT THERE --

AND DESPARTELY NEED SUPPLIES.

BOTTLES OF WATER.

SOLAR LAMPS.

MOBILE PHONES.

THIS IS THE SECOND DROP IN THE COUNTRY.

THE FIRST WAS THIS PAST SATURDAY.

Royal Air Force

Monday

Mt. Sinjar, Iraq

--VIDEO SHOWS--

-the UK Royal Air Force dropping humanitarian aid at night

THE BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE DROPPED MORE BUNDLES OF SUPPLIES OVER MOUNT SINJAR IN IRAQ MONDAY.

THAT'S WHERE WHERE THOUSANDS OF YAZIDI REFUGEES ARE HIDING OUT FROM ISLAMIC MILITANTS

THE SUPPLIES INCLUDED: MORE THAN 3-THOSUAND REUSABLE CONTAINERS OF CLEAN WATER.

AND MORE THAN 8-HUNDRED SOLAR LAMPS, WHICH CAN ALSO BE USED TO CHARGE MOBILE PHONES.

THIS THE SECOND HUMANITARIAN AID DROP FROM THE ROYAL AIR FORCE. THE FIRST TOOK PLACE OVERNIGHT ON SATURDAY. Return to index of stories...


GAZA RESIDENTS CLEAN UP-trxVOTOPS


MEANTIME --

IN GAZA --

PALESTINIANS ARE TRYING TO FIX MAJOR PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN THE CEASEFIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS.

THOSE PROBLEMS IMPACT DAILY LIFE IN GAZA.

ISSUES WITH SEWAGE PIPES, LACK OF CLEAN WATER, POWER SHORTAGES.

THE U-N PROJECTS NEARLY 17-THOUSAND HOUSE WERE DAMAGED IN THIS VIOLENT SKIRMISH --

LEAVING 100-THOUSAND PEOPLE HOMELESS.

--SUPERS--

TRT

Monday

Gaza

August 11, 2014

--VIDEO SHOWS--

-cleaning debris

-homes, buildings in ruins

-people in the streets looking at total destruction

--VO SCRIPT--

THERE'S ABOUT THREE DAYS LEFT OF CALM UNDER THE CURRENT CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS IN GAZA.

AND PALESTINIANS ARE RUSHING TO TRY TO FIX SOME OF THE WORST OF THE DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY THE CONFLICT.

AMONG THE MOST URGENT PROBLEMS: SEWAGE PIPES THAT HAVE BEEN SPEWING RAW EFFLUENT FOR WEEKS, A LACK OF CLEAN WATER AND SEVERE POWER SHORTAGES.

AID GROUPS ARE DISTRIBUTING BASIC SUPPLIES LIKE MATTRESSES AND BOTTLES OF WATER.

LAST MONTH, ISRAEL BEGAN ITS OFFENSIVE AGAINST HAMAS, THE MILITANT ISLAMIC GROUP THAT HOLDS POWER IN GAZA.

IT'S AN EFFORT TO STOP ROCKET FIRE ACROSS THE BORDER.

THE U-N ESTIMATES THAT NEARLY 17-THOUSAND HOMES IN GAZA HAVE BEEN DESTROYED OR SEVERELY DAMAGED, LEAVING MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND PEOPLE HOMELESS. Return to index of stories...


PRIEST DIES FROM EBOLA-VO


NEW AT 530 --

THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS HAS CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A SPANISH PRIEST.

SPAIN'S MINISTRY OF HEALTH SAYS EXPERIMENTAL DRUGS COULD NOT SAVE HIM.

THE PRIEST IS ONE OF 2-THOUSAND PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE OUTBREAK.

THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS NOW APPROVED SAMPLE DOSES OF AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG --

KNOWN AS "Z-MAPP."

IT'LL BE SENT TO LIBERIA --

AN AREA THAT'S BEEN HIT HARD.

BUT THE COMPANY THAT MAKES THE DRUG HAS SINCE EXHAUSTED ITS SUPPLY.

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Atlas TV

File

August 6, 2014

Monrovia, Liberia

--VIDEO SHOWS--

-various shots of Miguel Pajares treating ebola patients

A SPANISH PRIEST WHO WAS INFECTED WITH EBOLA IN LIBERIA HAS DIED.

SPAIN'S MINISTRY OF HEATH SAID SATURDAY THAT MIGUEL PAJARES WAS BEING TREATED WITH THE EXPERIMENTAL DRUG ZMAPP AT A MADRID HOSPITAL.

THE HOSPITAL CONFIRMED PAJARES' DEATH TODAY.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAID IT BELIEVES THE VIRUS HAS INFECTED MORE THAN 18-HUNDRED PEOPLE AND KILLED MORE THAN A THOUSAND.

THAT MAKES THIS THE DEADLIEST EBOLA OUTBREAK IN HISTORY.

THE OUTBREAK OF EBOLA CONTINUES TO GROW IN WESTERN AFRICA, RAISING CONCERNS AROUND THE GLOBE.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS THE TOTAL CONFIRMED, PROBABLE AND SUSPECTED NUMBER OF DEATHS FROM THE VIRUS IS NOW ONE-THOUSAND-13.

THOSE CASES ARE IN GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE, AND NIGERIA.

AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES IS APPROACHING TWO-THOUSAND.

MEANWHILE, THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED SAMPLE DOSES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA DRUG "Z-MAPP" TO BE SENT TO LIBERIA.

THE COMPANY WHICH MAKES THE DRUG SAYS ITS SUPPLY IS NOW EXHAUSTED. Return to index of stories...


TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING PARENTS-VO


TONIGHT -- TEXAS POLICE ACCUSE A TEENAGER OF MURDERING HIS PARENTS.

THE COUPLE WAS FOUND SHOT DEAD MONDAY.

THEN THE 16 YEAR OLD WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

NEIGHBORS SAY HE WAS HOME SCHOOLED --

ONE OF FIVE KIDS.

POLICE DON'T KNOW A MOTIVE.

THE TEEN IS BEING HELD IN A JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER ON TWO COUNTS OF MURDER.

--SUPERS--

Monday

Frisco, TX

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AUTISTIC TEEN STARVED-VOWIPE


LOCKED IN A TINY CLOSET.

NO FOOD.

LITTLE WATER.

A YOUNG TEEN WITH AUSTISM WAS LEFT THERE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

OFFICERS IN GEORGIA SAY JADE JACOBS AND HER HUSBAND -

HELD HER 15-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN A TWO FOOT SPACE CLOSET FOR WEEKS.

YESTERDAY -

HER MOTHER TOOK HER TO THE HOSPITAL SAYING SHE COULDN'T DO IT ANYMORE.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE FAMILY RECENTLY MOVED INTO THE HOUSE.

DOCTORS SAY AN EXAM REVEALED LONG TERM ABUSE.

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Monday

Gwinnett County, GA

Cpl Ed Ritter

Gwinnett Police

Lori Ziecker

Neighbor

Jalysma Humphries

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AUTISTIC TEEN STARVED-SOTVO WIPE


they started feeding her food and she wanted more food, she just continued to eat and eat and eat.

we believe she was being deprieved of food and that's why she weighs what she does at 60.

TONIGHT -

THE GIRL'S MOTHER IS IN JAIL FOR CHILD CRUELTY AND FALSE IMPROSMENT.

THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME SHE'S BEEN CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE.

IN 2000 - SHE BATHED A BABY IN SCALDING HOT WATER.

TONIGHT - OFFICERS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR HER HUSBAND.

--LEAD IN--

POLICE SAY AN AUTISTIC TEEN IS RECOVERING AFTER HER PARENTS HELD HER IN A SMALL ROOM AND DIDN'T FEED HER.

TONY THOMAS HAS THE STORY.

--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

they started feeding her food and she wanted more food, she just continued to eat and eat and eat.

GWINNETT POLICE SAY THE 15 YEAR OLD GIRLS MOTHER, JADE JACOBS. TOOK HER TO THE HOSPITAL SAYING SHE COULDN'T DO IT ANYMORE. DOCTORS IMMEDIATELY NOTICED SIGNS OF MALNOURISHMENT AND ABUSE. SHE WEIGHED ONLY 60 POUNDS.

we believe she was being deprieved of food and that's why she weighs what she does at 60.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE TEEN HAD BEEN HELD IN A TWO FOOT BY TWO FOOT CLOSET INSIDE THIS LAWNRECEVILLE HOME.. AN OFFICER WROTE IN ONE REPORT. "The doctor thought the pressure sores were from. being confined in a small space or held down for an extended period of time"

POLICE ARRESTED JACOBS ON CHILD CRUELTY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT CHARGES. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR JACOB'S HUSBAND WILLIAM BROWN.

7:42 when you hear about a 15 year old weighing that little? that scares the life out of me!

NEIGHBORS SAY THE FAMILIY HAD ONLY LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR A FEW WEEKS. I FOUND ONLINE RECORDS FROM MARYLAND WHICH SHOW JACOBS WAS CHARGED WITH CHILD ABUSE AND ASSAULT IN 2000 FOR SOMETHING RELATED TO BATHING A BABY IN HOT WATER. SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT.

knocking on door

NO ON ANSWERED THE LA MESA DRIVE DOOR, AN SUV WITH MARYLAND PLATES SITS OUT FRONT.

that's just oh my heart , it's just crazy in today's world. Return to index of stories...


3 KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE-TRX VOWIPE


THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD TONGIHT AFTER A FIRE RIPPED THROUGH THEIR HOUSE IN ATLANTA.

LOOK AT THE DAMAGE.

FLAMES SPREAD THROUGH THE HOUSE EARLY THIS MORNING.

NEIGHBORS NEARBY THINK LIGHTNING HIT THE HOUSE AND STARTED THE FIRE.

--SUPERS--

Tuesday

Atlanta

:21-:23

Voice of Patricia Culpepper

Neighbor/Called 911

:23-:32

Patricia Culpepper

Neighbor/Called 911

THREE PEOPLE DIED IN A HOUSE FIRE IN SOUTHWEST ATLANTA EARLY THIS MORNING.

FIREFIGHTERS REPORTED HEAVY FLAMES WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

BUT NEIGHBORS SUSPECT A LIGHTNING STRIKE -- AS THERE WERE STRONG STORMS IN THE AREA AT THE TIME. Return to index of stories...


3 KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO


"I said 'a tree's on fire in my yard. Lightning just struck it.' Then I opened up the front door.I 'said there's a house next door that's burning really bad. Ya'll please hurry up."

NEIGHBORS SAY THE FIRE KILLED AN ELDERLY COUPLE AND THEIR DAUGHTER WHO ALL LIVED IN THE HOUSE.

A FOURTH FAMILY MEMBER WAS OUT OF TOWN. Return to index of stories...


THAILAND BUILDING COLLAPSE-VOWIPE


CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

THREE PEOPLE IN THAILAND ARE DEAD TONIGHT --

AFTER A BUILDING COLLAPSED ON TOP OF THEM.

TAKE A LOOK FROM WHAT APPEARS TO BE DASH CAM VIDEO.

THE BUILDING STOOD NEARLY SIX-STORIES NEAR BANGKOK.

IT WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION WHEN IT FELL.

IT TRAPPED SOME OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN THE RUBBLE.

AGAIN --

THE DEATH TOLL IS AT THREE.

THE CAUSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

--SUPERS--

Monday

Pathum Thani, Thailand

A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THAILAND COLLAPSED MONDAY, KILLING AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE.

THE UNFINISHED SIX-STORY BUILDING NEAR BANGKOK WAS GOING TO BE APARTMENTS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.

ABOUT 30 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WERE IN THE AREA AT THE TIME.

SOME WERE INJURED AND HOSPITALIZED -- AND OTHERS REPORTEDLY COULD BE STILL TRAPPED UNDER THE DEBRIS.

THE CAUSE OF THE COLLAPSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


KNOCKOUT ATTACK-TRX VOTOPS


POLICE IN NEW YORK CITY ARE LOOKING FOR TWO MEN INVOLVED IN THIS --

ASSAULT ON A 72 YEAR OLD MAN.

THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURED ONE OF THE SUSPECTS --

PUNCHING THE MAN IN THE FACE --

WHILE THE OTHER WAS WAITING ACROSS THE STREET.

THE ELDERLY MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

HE WAS SUFFERING SEVERE PAIN TO HIS HEAD.

--SUPERS--

From New York City Police Dept.

Monday

New York

--VO SCRIPT--

NEW YORK CITY POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO YOUNG MEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN ASSAULT ON A 72-YEAR-OLD MAN.

THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURED ONE OF THE SUSPECTS PUNCHING THE VICTIM IN THE FACE MONDAY, KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND.

POLICE SAY HE THEN TOOK OFF WITH A SECOND YOUNG MAN, WHO WAS WAITING ACROSS THE STREET.

THE ELDERLY VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH BRUISES AND PAIN TO HIS HEAD AND FACE.

BOTH SUSPECTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE IN THEIR 20'S. Return to index of stories...


SHOPLIFTING AZ FAMILY-VO


A FAMILY IN ARIZONA IS IN JAIL TONIGHT -- AFTER SHOPLIFTING CLOTHES -- TRADING SOME OF THEM FOR DRUGS -- AND SELLING THE REST AT THEIR OWN YARD SALE.

THIS IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A DILLARDS --

WHERE THE FAMILY WAS SPOTTED.

YOU CAN SEE THE WOMAN ROLLING UP CLOTHES AND STUFFING THEM IN A BAG.

A SECURTIY GUARD APPROACHED THEM IN THE PARKING LOT -

BUT THEY SPRAYED HIM WITH PEPPER SPRAY -- AS THEY TRIED TO ESCAPE.

POLICE SAID THE GROUP STOLE NEARLY 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN MERCHANDISE.

ALL FIVE PEOPLE ARE FACING MULTIPLE BURGLARY CHARGES.

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Phoenix, AZ

ADVISORIES/RESTRICTIONS/EMBARGOES:

KNXV

FORMAT:

nsb ws

VIDEO SHOWS/SHOTLIST:

SUPERS:

PHoenix, AZ

Kenyttiesh Thomas

"From Mars" group member

VIDEO PROVIDED BY:

NNS/FOX

LENGTH:

0:52

SUGGESTED INTRO:

SCRIPT:

Shoplifting AZ-Family of 5 Arrested

08/11/14 23:39:48

Slug: Shoplifting AZ-Family of 5 Arrested

Dateline: Phoenix, AZ

Source: KSAZ

Network: FOX

Embargo: KNXV, KPHO

Restriction: Video and Stills from Phoenix Police Dept

Duration: 00:00:52:29

Topic: Crime/Police

Region: West.

Format: VO/SOT

Information:

.SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND STILLS RELEASED BY PHOENIX POLICE DEPT.

ABSTRACT:

Phoenix police say five people who belong to the same family have been

arrested and accused of shoplifting from numerous stores. They say in

surveillance video, members of the family stole clothes from the Dillards

store at Arrowhead Towne Center.

When a security guard confronted them they sprayed him with pepper spray.

Police say the family members traded some of their stash of lingeries for

drugs and sold the rest at yard sales held at their home in Tolleson.

When cops arrested the family affair they found security tags still on some

of the stolen clothing.

About $15,600 was stolen from Victoria's Secret, Dillard's, Ulta, Express,

Charlotte Russe and Aeropostale valley wide.

Some of the stolen lingerie and other stolen items were traded for drugs

while others were sold at yard sales.

VIDEO INFO:

WS surveillance video in store. WS Dillard's store. WS various, mall signs.

WS parking lot surveillance video. WS various, neighborhood. MS various,

band playinig in garage.

SOT: Kenyttiesh Thomas "That is no good, you can't be stealing stuff from a

place and expect to make money off of it, that is just scum stuff."

Police photos of stolen items. Return to index of stories...


HERNANDEZ COUSIN PLEADS GUILTY-VO


THE COUSIN OF FORMER FLORIDA GATORS WIDE RECEIVER AARON HERNANDEZ WAS IN COURT TODAY.

TANYA SINGLETON PLEADED GUILTY.

SHE IS ACCUSED OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM THE JURY -

TO PROTECT HER COUSIN.

HERNANDEZ IS CHARGED WITH THE 20-13 DEATH OF ODIN LLOYD.

SHE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH REFUSING TO TESTIFY FOR HER COUSIN BACK IN 20-12.

SINGLETON COULD FACE JAIL TIME.

SHE HAS BEEN SICK WITH CANCER -

SO BOTH DEFENSE AND PROSECUTORS ARE CALLING FOR HOME CONFINMENT.

--SUPERS--

Tuesday

Fall River, MA

THE COUSIN OF DISGRACED FORMER NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT AARON HERNANDEZ PLEADED GUILTY IN COURT TODAY.

TANYA SINGLETON IS ACCUSED OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION FROM A GRAND JURY TO PROTECT HER COUSIN WHO IS CHARGED WITH THE 2013 DEATH OF ODIN LLOYD.

PROSECUTOR'S SAY HERNANDEZ BOUGHT SINGLETON'S SILENCE, BUT HER ATTORNEY SAYS SHE REFUSED TO TESTIFY OUT OF LOVE FOR HER FAMILY.

SINGLETON IS ALSO CHARGED WITH REFUSING TO TESTIFY IN A CASE LINKING HER COUSIN TO TWO MURDERS IN 2012.

SINGLETON FACES POSSIBLE JAIL TIME AND TWO YEARS PROBATION, BUT SHE IS SO SICK WITH CANCER BOTH THE DEFENSE AND PROSECUTOR ARE CALLING FOR HOME CONFINEMENT. Return to index of stories...


BABY BURNED ON BUS-VOWIPE


A TRIP ON A GREYHOUND BUS TURNED INTO A TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR A YOUNG GIRL IN TENNESSEE.

WE WANT TO WARN YOU - YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AWAY FROM THE SCREEN -- ESPECIALLY IF THERE ARE YOUNG ONES IN THE ROOM BECAUSE SOME OF THESE PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC.

THE GIRL'S MOTHER SAYS THEY WERE ON A 22-HOUR BUS RIDE.

THE FAMILY SAT AT THE BACK OF THE BUS NEAR THE ENGINE.

SHE NOTICED IT GETTING VERY HOT.

THEN HORROR.

SHE LOOKED AT HER DAUGHTER AND SAW SEVERE BURNS ON THE BOTTOM OF HER FOOT.

SHE IMMEDIATELY TOLD THE BUS DRIVER TO STOP.

STATUS:FINAL

LOCATION/STORY:Nashville, TN: Mother says baby's foot burned on Greyhound

bus

ADVISORIES/RESTRICTIONS/EMBARGOES:None

FORMAT:PKG

VIDEO INFO:

shots of burns

sound with mother

SUPERS:

Joseph Pleasant/Reporting

Nashville, TN

VIDEO PROVIDED BY:WKRN

LENGTH:1:30

SCRIPT:

how is this possible how does it even get to this point where I have to stop

my bus ride home to take my baby to the emergency room.

A FAMILY TRIP TURNS INTO A FAMILY EMERGENCY FOR A WOMAN AND HER 5 MONTH OLD

BABY.

I woke up in a sweat I thought it was because the air was off.the air was

blasting.

WILLIAMS KNEW A 22 HOUR BUS RIDE WOULD BE TOUGH TO DO ALONE WITH HER FIVE

MONTH OLD DAUGHTER.BUT SHE NEVER IMAGINED THIS.SEVERE BURNS TO HER

DAUGHTER'S FOOT.

I happened to look at her foot and there is this huge burned blister. I'm

just devastated

WILLIAMS TOLD ME THAT SHE AND HER DAUGHTER SAT IN THE BACK OF THE BUS NEAR

THE ENGINE. WILLIAMS SAID THE ENGINE HEATED UP DURING THE COURSE OF THE

DRIVE.THAT IN TURN HEATED A METAL PART UNDER THE SEAT WHERE HER DAUGHTER

WAS SLEEPING.SOMEHOW HER FOOT CAME INTO CONTACT WITH THAT PART OF THE SEAT

.

WILLIAMS NOTIFIED THE BUS DRIVER WHEN SHE SPOTTED THE INJURIES.

He touched the seat the seat was extremely hot.the engine is right here in

the wall.and the engine is right here under the floor.

we decided to do some checking of Williams' claim. We came here to get

answers they say they have launched an internal investigation. 5:38

DCS ALSO CONFIRMS THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT. THE HOSPITAL NOTIFIED

DCS WHEN WILLIAMS BROUGHT HER DAUGHTER TO THE E-R.

how is this possible how does it even get to this point where I have to stop

my bus ride home to take my baby to the emergency room. 7:34

WILLIAMS TOLD ME DOCTORS AT VANDERBILT TREATED HER DAUGHTER'S FOOT.AND

TOLD HER HOW TO KEEP IT FROM GETTING INFECTED.MEANWHILE WILLIAMS AND HER

DAUGHTER HAD TO BOARD ANOTHER GREYHOUND BUS.WITH THE HOPES OF SOON BEING

HOME.

IN DOWNTOWN JOSEPH PLEASANT NASHVILLE'S NEWS TWO.

GREYHOUND DID RESPOND TO US LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

THE BUS LINE RECOMMENDS ALL PARENTS BRING A CAR SEAT WHEN THEY ARE TRAVELING

LONG DISTANCES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN.

THE COMPANY PLANS TO STAY IN CONTACT WITH WILLIAMS AS THEY CONTINUE TO

INVESTIGATE HER DAUGHTER'S INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


BABY BURNED ON BUS-SOTVO


He touched the seat the seat was extremely hot.the engine is right here in the wall.and the engine is right here under the floor.

GREYHOUND HAS YET TO COMMENT OR SAY HOW IT HAPPENED.

ACCORDING TO THE GIRL'S MOTHER - DOCTORS TOLD HER THE GIRL WILL BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


PEANUT ALLERGY FIRED-VOWIPE


NEW AT 530 --

A MASSACHUSETTS WOMAN WAS SUPPOSED TO START A NEW JOB THIS WEEK.

BUT NOW SHE'S FIRED --

BECAUSE OF HER PEANUT ALLERGY.

THE WOMAN WAS GOING TO BE WORKING A DESK JOB AT A CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.

BUT WHEN SHE WAS FILLING OUT HER HEALTH FORM -- SHE WROTE SHE HAD THE ALLERGY.

THE HOSPITAL PULLED THEIR JOB OFFER. Return to index of stories...


PEANUT ALLERGY FIRED-SOTVO


"we can't provide a safe working environment, i'm not asking you to provide

a safe environment, all i want is my job."

"i'm confused, i didn't think you couldn't hire someone because of a peanut

allergy, i didn't think that was possible."

ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT --

ANYONE WITH A CONDITION THAT IMPAIRS A MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITY IS PROTECTED UNDER THE ACT.

PEANUT BUTTER ALLERGIES WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THIS.

CAN A PEANUT ALLERGY PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING A NEW JOB? A DORCHESTER WOMAN

SAYS THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO HER. NEWSCENTER 5'S JANET WU HEARS HER CASE AND

LOOKS AT THE LAW.

SCRIPT:

KAMEELA COLEMAN WAS SUPPOSED TO START A NEW JOB AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL TODAY

. SHE GOT THE OFFER MORE THAN THREE WEEKS AGO. AN OFFICE JOB, SIMILAR TO ONE

SHE HAD AT BETH ISRAEL, BUT WITH BETTER HOURS AND NEW SKILLS IN THE DENTAL

CLINIC. AMONG THE CAVEATS FILLING OUT A HEALTH FORM WHERE SHE HONESTLY

ANSWERED SHE HAD A PEANUT ALLERGY. THAT'S WHEN THEY RESCINDED THE OFFER.

"WE CAN'T PROVIDE A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT, I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO PROVIDE

A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, ALL I WANT IS MY JOB."

COLEMAN SAYS SHE ALWAYS CARRIES AN EPI PEN. AND AT ALL HER YEARS AT BETH

ISRAEL THERE WAS ONLY MINOR ISSUES AND SHE NEVER HAD TO LEAVE WORK.

"GO TO YOUR OFFICE HAVE PEANUT BUTTER, ENJOY, I'M NOT GOING TO DISRUPT YOU

OR BOTHER YOU."

IN FACT DURING TWO OF THE INTERVIEWS AT CHILDREN'S, EMPLOYEES WERE EATING

PEANUTS BEHIND THE DESK.

"THE DAY I WENT FOR MY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCREENING, PEOPLE WERE EATING

PEANUTS BEHIND THE DESK. IT DIDN'T BOTHER YOU? IT DIDN'T."

COLEMAN HERSELF CAN'T INGEST ANY PEANUT PRODUCTS AND SAID SHE'S CAREFUL TO

KEEP NORMAL PERSONAL SPACE BETWEEN HERSELF AND SOMEONE EATING PEANUTS.

"I'M CONFUSED, I DIDN'T THINK YOU COULDN'T HIRE SOMEONE BECAUSE OF A PEANUT

ALLERGY, I DIDN'T THINK THAT WAS POSSIBLE."

WE SPOKE TO TWO LEGAL EXPERTS THAT SAY A 2008 AMENDMENT TO THE AMERICAN

DISABILITY ACT BROADENED THE DEFINITION OF DISABILITIES TO PROTECT THOSE

WITH ANY CONDITION SUBSTAINTIALLY IMPAIRS A MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITY AND A PEANUT

ALLERGY WOULD LIKELY BE INCLUDED.

"IF THEY DIDN'T WANT ME, THEY DIDNT HAVE TO HIRE ME TO BEGIN WITH."

TIME/INITIAL: crg 21:57:35 Return to index of stories...


CLIPPERS OFFICIALLY SOLD-VO


DONALD STERLING'S TENURE IS OVER AS OWNER OF THE LOS ANGLES CLIPPERS.

THE SALE OF THE N-B-A FRANCHISE TO FORMER MICROSOFT C-E-O STEVE BALMMER WAS COMPLETED EARLIER TODAY.

THE LEAGUE SAYS A CALIFORNIA COURT ISSUED AN ORDER CONFIRMING THE AUTHORITY OF SHELLY STERLING TO SELL THE TEAM.

SHELLY WAS THE SOLE TRUSTEE AFTER HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND WAS FOUND MENTALLY INCAPACITATED.

THE 2 BILLION DOLLAR SALE PRICE IS A RECORD FOR AN NBA TEAM. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


"hello!"

SAYING GOODBYE TO A COMEDY LEGEND.

HOW MANY ARE MOURNING ROBIN WILLIAMS AND WHAT WE NOW KNOW ABOUT HOW HE DIED.

THE TRAGIC DETAILS ABOUT A MAN WHO MADE US LAUGH.

TALK ABOUT A CAT BURGLAR!

YOUR NEIGHBOR'S FELINE FRIEND IS STEALING YOUR WI-FI.

HOW AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

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


TZ4 A ROBIN WILLAIMS REMEMBERED-NATSVO


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TZ4 B CAT COLLAR STEALS WIFI-VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL


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...


DH 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


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...


MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-TCMON


A BASEBALL GAME IS UNDERWAY TONIGHT AT JETBLUE PARK IN FORT MYERS -- AND IT DOESN'T INVOLVE THE BOSTON RED SOX.

NOPE -- TONIGHT -- IT'S THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE.

THE TEAM WILL BE CALLING JETBLUE HOME FOR THE REST OF THIS SEASON WHILE HAMMOND STADIUM UNDERGOES RENOVATIONS.

THEY'RE PLAYING THEIR FIRST "HOME" GAME THERE TONIGHT -- AND THAT'S WHERE WE FIND A-B-C 7 SPORTS ANCHOR BRAD SHELLGREN WITH MORE.

BRAD. Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVE U


COURTNEY-- IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE HAMMOND STADIUM-- THIS IS A PRETTY NICE ALTERNATIVE---

AS YOU MENTIONED -- THE MIRACLE WILL PLAY THEIR FINAL 10 HOME GAMES HERE WHICH INCLUDES A DOUBLE HEADER WITH ST. LUCIE TODAY----

THE MOVE DOWN DANIELS PARKWAY-- HAS EXCITED SOME LOCAL BASEBALL FANS--- TICKET SALES ARE UP FOR MIRACLE GAME HERE AT HOME---- Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-SOTVO


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MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVE U


FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DRIVE DOWN DANIELS PARKWAY ON A REGULAR BASIS-- POLICE OFFICERS TELL ME-- THEY DO NOT EXPECT MUCH OF A CHANGE IN TRAFFIC FLOW-- BUT THEY ARE PREPARED TO DEAL WITH AN PROBLEMS THAT ARISE--- Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED-TCMON


TONIGHT --

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS REMEMBERING ONE OF OUR FUNNIEST PEOPLE, ROBIN WILLIAMS.

AN ENORMOUS COMEDIC TALENT --

WHO HAD THE RARE GIFT --

OF BEING ABLE TO PULL OFF DRAMATIC ROLES TOO.

AND FOR MANY, THE LAST DAY HAS BEEN SPENT SAYING 'OH YEAH, HE WAS IN THAT TOO.'

A-B-C'S CHRIS CONNELLY PUT TOGETHER A LOOK BACK AT ROBIN WILLIAMS' UNIQUE CAREER. Return to index of stories...


ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED-PKG


HE BEGAN IN THE 1970S AS THE MOST RELENTLESS FUNNY COMEDIAN OF THE AGE.

JOKES, IMPRESSIONS, AND INSIGHTS.POURING OUT OF HIM AT 200 MPH.

Nats I'm meltinghelp meeee

THE SITCOM MORK AND MINDY BECAME A SHOWCASE FOR HIS QUICKSILVER WIT

Nats Nano nano!

OVER AND AGAIN.HE DAZZLED ON LIVE TELEVISION AND TALK SHOWS.

SOON, THE MOVIES WOULD UTILIZE HIS RAPID-FIRE, ALWAYS-SWITCHED-ON SKILLS.

HE WAS AN ARMY DJ IN 1987'S GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM.

Nats: Let's play this backwards and see if it gets any better

THE VOICE OF THE GENIE IN 1992'S ANIMATED HIT, ALADDIN.

Nats: Oy! 10,000 years will give you such a crick in the neck!

AND A FATHER MASQUERADING AS A BRITISH NANNY IN MRS. DOUBTFIRE

Nats: Hellooooo!

YET HE WAS MORE THAN A FUNNYMAN. ROBIN WILLIAMS WOULD MAKE HIS GREATEST MARK

ON THE MOVIES.PLAYING CHARACTERS OF COMPASSION.

AS A TEACHER IN DEAD POETS SOCIETY.

Nats: We must constantly look at things in a different way

AS A DOCTOR LOOKING AFTER CHILDREN IN PATCH ADAMS

AND AS A THERAPIST, COUNSELING MATT DAMON'S MATH STUDENT, IN GOOD WILL

HUNTING.

FOR WHICH WILLIAMS WOULD WIN A SUPPORTING ACTOR OSCAR IN 1998.

Nats: This might be the one time I'm speechless

LEADING OTHERS TO HOPE IN THE WAKE OF DESPAIR; HE DID THAT IN REAL LIFE, TOO

-- ENTERING THE HOSPITAL ROOM OF HIS JUILLIARD ACTING SCHOOL CLASSMATE

CHRISTOPHER REEVE AFTER THE ACCIDENT THAT HAD PARALYZED HIM.

FOR THE MILLIONS DELIGHTED BY HIS INEXHAUSTIBLE COMIC GIFT.

Nats Oh Captain my Captain!

OR MOVED BY HIS WELLSPRING OF DEEP FEELINGTHAT WILLIAMS' VOICE HAS BEEN

STILLED FOREVER.IS AN OCCASION FOR SADNESSAND TRIBUTE.

Nats: Thank you boys. Thank you Return to index of stories...


MOST EXPENSIVE STATES TO OWN CAR-VO


IF YOU'RE THINKING OF MOVING TO WYOMING -- YOU MAY WANT TO GO WITHOUT YOUR CAR.

THAT'S BECAUSE WYOMING IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATE TO OWN A CAR.

BANKRATE RANKED STATES BASED ON THE PRICE OF GAS -- INSURANCE -- AND REPAIRS.

THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS ABOUT 22-HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR.

BUT IN WYOMING -- DRIVERS SPEND ABOUT 27-HUNDRED A YEAR.

THAT'S BECAUSE DRIVERS LOG MORE MILES AND HAVE TO BUY MORE GAS.

LOUISIANA AND FLORIDA ARE THE SECOND AND THIRD MOST EXPENSIVE PLACES TO OWN A CAR.

THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO OWN A CAR? THE MIDWEST.

DRIVERS IN IOWA - OHIO - AND ILLINOIS SPEND LESS THAN TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CAT COLLAR CAN STEAL WIFI-VOWIPE


HACKERS AREN'T JUST HIDING IN DARK ROOMS WITH LAPTOPS -- WAITING TO STEAL YOUR INFORMATION.

ONE COULD BE THE CAT THAT BRUSHES BY YOUR LEG ON THE STREET.

THIS FURRY FELINE HAS BEEN OUTFITTED WITH A COLLAR TO SHOW HOW HACKERS CAN STEAL DATA FROM YOUR COMPUTER.

AS THE CAT WALKS AROUND THE CHIP IN ITS COLLAR COLLECTS INFORMATION FROM OPEN WIFI SOURCES.

BAD GUYS THEN DOWNLOAD THAT INFORMATION FROM THE CHIP -- TO THEIR COMPUTERS -- AND ARE THEN ABLE TO USE YOUR WIFI ACCESS POINT. Return to index of stories...


CAT COLLAR CAN STEAL WIFI-SOTVO


Gene: "If I'm a bad guy I'm going to look here and see which open wifi access points are available to me. And if I'm going to some type of hacking or some sort of malicious activity. I won't do it from my house because they can track me to there."

EXPERTS SAY THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO TO AVOID THIS TYPE OF HACKING -- MAKE SURE YOUR WIFI ACCESS POINT IS SECURE -- AND NOT OPEN. Return to index of stories...


LARGEST POOL-VOWIPE


THEY SAY EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS.

EVEN THE SWIMMING POOLS.

THIS IS ONE FAMILY'S POOL --

IT'S NOT FROM A RESORT, IT'S NOT A COMMUNITY POOL.

NO, A HOUSTON HOMEOWNER TURNED THIS POOL INTO A TROPICAL OASIS.

IT INCLUDES --

A 21-FOOT WATERSLIDE.

A SWIM UP BAR.

A ROPE SWING.

AND EVEN A LAZY RIVER.

THE PALATIAL PLAYGROUND IS NOW THE WORLD'S LARGEST RESIDENTIAL POOL. Return to index of stories...


LARGEST POOL-SOTVO


I didn't mean it to get this big but it got that big.

THE COST FOR THIS LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE -- 3 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


GET COZY!

IT'S TIME TO SQUEEZE.

SEE THE TINY HOUSE TREND SWEEPING THE WORLD.

HOW ONE COUPLE LIVES IN JUST 215 SQUARE FEET! Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A SMALL HOUSES-VO


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SMALL HOUSES-BNC


IT'S THE TREND THAT'S SWEEPING THE NATION.

LIVING LARGE -- BY GOING SMALL.

PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE DOWNSIZING -- MOVING INTO "TINY HOUSES."

AND AS A-B-C'S GINGER ZEE EXPLAINS -- THE CRAZE HAS EVEN SPAWNED A NEW REALITY SHOW. Return to index of stories...


SMALL HOUSES-PKG


SCRIPT:

TRACK 1: 5 SECONDS

FROM TINY DOGS TO TINY CARS.EVEN TINY GMA ANCHORS!

NAT lets get a look at the weather from ginger

TRACK 2: 2 SECONDS

AND *NOW* TINY HOMES!

NAT it's your new home! Oh my gosh!

TRACK 3: 9 SECONDS

THE TINY TREND IS GROWING SO FAST, THERE IS EVEN A TV SHOW ON THE FYI

NETWORK ABOUT PINT SIZED PALACES--- "TINY HOUSE NATION".SO WHAT'S THE *BIG

* DEAL?

SOT JOHN WEISBARTH/ it basically makes you feel like James Bond because you

've got things that fold out of the wallI mean everyone likes to show off

their gadgets

TRACK 4: 6 SECONDS

TIM AND SHANNON'S 210 SQUARE FOOT ROCHESTER, NEW YORK STUDIO FEATURES A "DOG

CRATE ISLAND"

Nat "for the dog"

Nat "dog food-that is so cute"

Nat "we like to have guestsso what we did was make this leaf outnow it turns

into your kitchen table"

Nat "we managed to fit your bed under your office"

TRACK 5: 3 SECONDS

HYDECT AND SARAH SAY THEIR TINY HOME DOESNT FEEL CRAMPED

SOT I hate to call this a tiny house because it's not even that tiny

TRACK 6: 6 SECONDS

WITH A FULL KITCHEN, LIVING SPACE, MUSIC STUDIO AND SLEEPING LOFT.IT'S

PRACTICALLY SPACIOUS!

SOT JOHN WEISBARTH/ One of the best things about tiny house living is the

freedom that is provides you

TRACK 7: 3 SECONDS

FOR THE KASL FAMILY THE DECISION TO DOWNSIZE WAS EASY

SOT MOM 18:36:02 /We value our experiences together as a family more than

our possessions

TRACK 8: 3 SECONDS

THE HARDEST PART? GETTING RID OF "STUFF!"

SOT MOM/ it's gotten easier and easier to get rid of all of that excess and

now it's actually really exciting

TRACK 9: 7 SECONDS

ASIDE FROM PURGING MATERIAL POSSESSIONS THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL SMALL LIVING

IS ALL ABOUT CREATIVITY

SOT JOHN WEISBARTH/ Using the vertical space/ furniture that does more

than one thing and storage. Storage is key.

TRACK 10: 5 SECONDS

AND THAT'S SOMETHING GRAHAM HILL KNOWS ALL TOO WELL IN HIS MICRO-MANHATTAN

APARTMENT

SOT Graham it transforms into 5 or 6 different rooms so it's a living, room, office, master bedroom

TRACK 11: 4 SECONDS

LIVING PROOF THAT GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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


ACT NOW --

OR PAY FOR IT LATER.

NEW AT 6 ON ABC7 7 --

THE CALL TO REFORM LOCAL PENSION PLANS IN FLORIDA.

SEE WHOSE JOBS ARE ON THE LINE.

PLUS -- REMEMBERING ZAC --

ONE YEAR LATER.

SEE HOW A COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER --

SINCE THE LABELLE BOY'S DEATH.

AND DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

WHY RESEARCHERS SAY HAND SANITIZER IS NOT WORTH YOUR CASH. Return to index of stories...


TZ 6 1) PENSION REFORM-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 2) ZACS FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOTOPS


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TZ 6 3) HAND SANITIZER-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


HEADLINES


NOW AT SIX --

NEW DETAILS ON THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NEWSPAPER DELIVERY MAN SHOT BY ROBBERS.

WHY OFFICERS NOW THINK A WOMAN WAS THE VIOLENT ROBBERS' FIRST VICTIM!

PLUS -- CRIMINALS ARE CLEANING UP -- WASHING CHECKS -- THEN REWRITING THEM FOR THOUSANDS MORE THAN INTENDED.

FIND OUT HOW THEIR DOING THIS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT YOUR MONEY.

AND KEVIN BACON IN FOOTLOOSE HAS NOTHING ON THIS COP!

WHY HE WAS SHOWING OFF HIS MOVES --

ON THE STREETS OF KANSAS CITY.

THAT AND MUCH MORE RIGHT NOW AT 6! Return to index of stories...


HL1) CAR USED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS


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HL2) CHECK WASHING-VOTOPS


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HL3) TEEN VS OFFICER DANCE OFF-VOTOPS


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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CAR USED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS TCMON


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT AT 6 -- NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MONDAY MORNING ROBBERY OF A CIRCLE K IN FORT MYERS.

THE VEHICLE USED IN THAT ROBBERY HAS BEEN FOUND -- AND INVESTIGATORS ARE LINKING IT A CARJACKING JACKING ON SUNDAY.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

THANKS FOR WATCHING A-B-C 7.

TONIGHT - POLICE CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR THE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE INCIDENTS. Return to index of stories...


CAR USED IN SHOOTING-VOTOPS WIPE


THE CARJACKING HAPPENED A LITTLE AFTER 4 SUNDAY MORNING AT WALGREENS ON COLONIAL.

SOURCES TELL A-B-C 7 AN EMPLOYEE ARRIVED TO WORK - GOT OUT OF HER CAR - AND WAS CONFRONTED BY THREE MEN DRESSED IN BLACK WITH GUNS.

THE SUSPECTS GOT AWAY WITH THE VICTIM'S CAR -- PURSE -- AND CELL PHONE.

CUSTOMER'S AT THE STORE SAY THIS A SCARY TREND. Return to index of stories...


CAR USED IN SHOOTING-SOTVO


SOT daniel emerick, walgreens customer:12

3956 i think these days anybody out there has to watch their back it's not like 30 years ago, people like this, carjacking, robbing people, are more brazen, they do it more often now, seems like people are more desperate.

INVESTIGATORS SAY LESS THAN 24-HOURS-LATER -- THESE SUSPECTS USED THAT VEHICLE IN AN ARMED ROBBERY AT A CIRCLE K IN FORT MYERS.

A WITNESS TO THAT ROBBERY WAS SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES.

POLICE LATER FOUND THE ABANDONED VEHICLE -- BUT THE SEARCH IS STILL ON FOR THE SUSPECTS. Return to index of stories...


DOG THROWN FROM CAR-(2)SS


A DOG IS RECOVERING TONIGHT --

AFTER BEING THROWN FROM A CAR IN CAPE CORAL.

THEY LEFT THAT DOG HURT AND ALONE ON THE ROAD.

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES IS LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO THREW THE DOG FROM THE CAR --

RIGHT NEAR NE 24TH AVENUE AND PINE ISLAND ROAD.

IT HAPPENED LAST MONDAY.

THE 10-MONTH-OLD -- WHITE - FEMALE TERRIER MIX HURT HER LEG.

SHE'S NOW IN FOSTER CARE.

A WITNESS SAYS THE CAR WAS A LATE-MODEL DARK BLUE B-M-W -- LIKE THIS ONE.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE IT, CALL ANIMAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


SARASOTA PLANE CRASH-VO


A PLANE CRASH-LANDED ON A SARASOTA BEACH THIS AFTERNOON.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THE BI-PLANE'S ENGINE QUIT --

AND THEN WENT DOWN ON SIESTA KEY.

IT ENDED UP -- UPSIDE DOWN IN THE GULF.

BOTH THE PILOT AND THE PASSENGER MADE IT OUT WITH JUST MINOR INJURIES.

AND ABC 7 HAS LEARNED -- THE PASSENGER ON THE PLANE IS FROM CAPE CORAL.

THE PILOT IS FROM BRADENTON. Return to index of stories...


JESSE KORFF RICIN PLEA-SS VO OCTAG


A LABELLE MAN -- ACCUSED OF PRODUCING AND SELLING DEADLY TOXINS OVER THE INTERNET -- JUST PLED GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT.

JESSE KORFF SOLD RICIN TO BE USED AS WEAPONS.

THE PERSON WHO BOUGHT THEM WAS GOING THE RICIN TO KILL A WOMAN IN THE U-K.

KORFF WAS ARRESTED JANUARY 18TH.

OUR CAMERA WAS THERE AS AGENTS COMBED THROUGH HIS GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY.

THEY SAY THEY ALSO FOUND A PIPE BOMB AND A METH LAB.

KORFF FACES UP TO LIFE IN PRISON AND A HALF A MILLION DOLLAR FINE WHEN HE'S SENTENCED IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE-OTS VOWIPE


SCHOOL BUSES MAY BE A LITTLE CROWDED TO START THE YEAR IN LEE COUNTY.

THAT'S BECAUSE NEARLY 70 DRIVERS FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR THEIR REFRESHER DRIVING COURSE THIS YEAR -- LEAVING THE DISTRICT SCRAMBLING TO GET ENOUGH DRIVERS TO COVER ALL OF ITS ROUTES.

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

WITH MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED 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.

JUST GO TO OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM -- AND CLICK SITES ON SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


CHECK WASHING WARNING-VOWIPE


THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS CRIMINALS ARE TARGETING HOMELESS PEOPLE -- GETTING THEM TO CASH FRAUDULENT CHECKS.

AND THEY SAY THEY'RE DOING IT BY WASHING THOSE CHECKS.

DEPUTIES JUST RECENTLY ARRESTED THIS MAN -- RICHARD WALSH.

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

IT HAPPENED AT A NAPLES BANK.

HERE'S A LOOK AT AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT WASHED CHECKS LOOK LIKE.

YOU CAN'T TELL AT ALL THAT IT'S BEEN ALTERED!

INVESTIGATORS ARE WARNING TONIGHT -- DON'T LEAVE ANY CHECKS IN YOUR MAILBOXES OVERNIGHT.

THEY SAY THAT'S WHEN CROOKS GO IN -- GRAB THE CHECKS -- WASH THEM WITH CHEMICALS -- THEN RE-WRITE A DIFFERENT AMOUNT. Return to index of stories...


CHECK WASHING WARNING-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 ALSO SAY TO PROTECT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT - USE GEL PENS WHEN FILLING OUT YOUR CHECKS. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL-OTS-VO-OC


FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS OUT OF PRISON --

AFTER SPENDING THE LAST SIX MONTHS AT COLEMAN MEDIUM FEDERAL PRISON.

YOU MAY REMEMBER --

SHE PLED GUILTY TO WIRE FRAUD.

SHE USED MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF CAMPAIGN MONEY ON PERSONAL EXPENSES.

WE FOUND OUT -- SHE'LL BE LIVING WITH FRIENDS ON THIS PROPERTY ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

SHE WILL BE UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR THE NEXT 90 DAYS.

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

HE SAID HE HASN'T TALKED TO HER, BUT A JOB IS STILL OPEN IF SHE WANTS IT. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL-SOTVO


"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 72 HOURS TO REPORT TO HER PROBATION OFFICER.

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FSW ATHLETICS-VOWIPE


NEW AT SIX --

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN -- FORMERLY EDISON STATE --

IS RE-LAUNCHING A COLLEGE SPORTS PROGRAM.

WE WANTED TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH THAT WOULD COST.

F-S-W TELLS US IN THE FIRST YEAR -- WITH ONLY TWO TEAMS TAKING THE FIELD -- IT'LL COST NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT INCLUDES PLAYERS -- COACHES -- EQUIPMENT AND OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT THINK ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO STARTING A TEAM. 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 NEW TEAMS COME 20-16.

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


HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-VOWIPE


TOMORROW MARKS TEN YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY CAME ASHORE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - CUTTING A LINE OF DESTRUCTION THROUGH CHARLOTTE AND DESOTO COUNTIES.

A DECADE LATER - PEOPLE WHO LIVED THROUGH IT HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THE INCREDIBLE DESTRUCTION -- LIVING WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.

FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT REPRESENTATIVES WERE IN PUNTA GORDA TODAY TO SHOW HOW TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS.

SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY FINDS AND FIXES POWER OUTAGES AND THERMAL IMAGING IS USED TO FIND PROBLEM EQUIPMENT EARLY.

BUT CITY AND COUNTY LEADERS SAY WHILE THE TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE IMPROVED - THE TEAMWORK THAT HELPED GET THE POWER BACK ON AFTER CHARLEY REMAINS SOLID. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY ANNIVERSARY-SOTVO


"It was the ultimate humpty dumpty story and they did it and they were part of all those kings horses and men that came from hither and yon to put this city back together."

AFTER CHARLEY -- WORK CREWS HAD TO CLEAR MORE THAN 2 THOUSAND MILES OF ROAD BEFORE UTILITIES COULD BE RESTORED

POWER WAS RESTORED TO F-P AND L CUSTOMERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WITHIN 18 DAYS. Return to index of stories...


POLS IN TOWN FOR CHARLEY ANNIV.-OC


AND TOMORROW -- FLORIDA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER ADAM PUTNAM AND FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH WILL BE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

PUTNAM AND BUSH PLAN TO MARK 10 YEARS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLEY HIT PUNTA GORDA.

THEY WILL MEET WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMIC COUNCIL. Return to index of stories...


MENTAL HEALTH-VOWIPE


JUST TWENTY FOUR HOURS AFTER THE DEATH OF COMEDIAN AND ACTOR ROBIN WILLIANS -- A NATIONWIDE DISCUSSION HAS STARTED ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.

TODAY A-B-C 7 DUG DEEPER INTO WHAT IS BEING DONE IN OUR AREA TO COMBAT AND TREAT MENTAL ILLNESS.

DOCTORS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAY THE FIGHT AGAINST MENTAL ILLNESS IS STILL UNDERFUNDED.

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THERE ARE SUICIDE HOTLINES AND CLINICS YOU CAN VISIT IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS HELP.

EXPERTS SAY WHILE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF MEDICATION AND THERAPY OPTIONS THAT WORK --- THEY CAUTION -- IF YOU SUSPECT SOMEONE IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER YOU SHOULD CALL 911.

HOWEVER - YOU MUST FIRST RECOGNIZE THE WARNING SIGNS. Return to index of stories...


MENTAL HEALTH-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

THOSE WHO ARE ADDICTED TO DRUGS AND ALSO SUFFER 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 -- VISIT OUR WEBSITE -- A-B-C DASH 7 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


PTSD SERVICE DOGS-VOWIPE


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 HARDWORK MIGHT BE SAVING THEIR LIVES.

JASON CROSS AND ANTHONY DISTEFANO ARE 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.

AS THEY WORK ON THEIR RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION -- THE MEN ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE DOGS ARE READY TO BE ADOPTED.

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


PTSD SERVICE 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.

THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT COORDINATES THIS SAYS GETTING A SERVICE DOG THAT'S WELL-TRAINED CAN COST AS MUCH AS 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

BECAUSE OF THESE VOLUTNEERS -- VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES -- SUCH AS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER -- ARE ABLE TO GET A FURRY FOUR-LEGGED HELPER -- FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-VOWIPE


A YEAR AGO TODAY WE MET ZAC REYNA-- THE LABELLE BOY WHO PAST AWAY FROM A BRAIN EATING AMOEBA.

DURING HIS FIGHT HE CAPTURED HEARTS AND PRAYERS -- AND A YEAR LATER HE'S STILL AFFECTING HIS COMMUNITY.

TODAY-

A-B-C 7 WENT TO ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE -- A CHARITY CREATED IN MEMORY OF ZAC.

IT'S A PLACE WHERE KIDS IN GRADES 6 THROUGH 8 CAN GO TO AFTER SCHOOL TO GET TUTORED -- MENTORED - AND PLAY.

ZAC'S PARENTS' MOTTO IS: "WE TRY TO GIVE KIDS WHAT WE GAVE ZAC, A LOVING PLACE." Return to index of stories...


ZAC'S FRIENDSHIP HOUSE-SOTVO BNR


SOT Jesenia Molina, volunteer, Zac's Friendship House

26:20-26:31

First motivation is love. I feel like Jessie and ms. Betsy they poured so much into their kids. And now that Zac is gone they've extended their family to all of these kids.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ENROLLING YOUR CHILD-- THE PROGRAM WILL START THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN LA BELLE.

THEY ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS.

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PENSION REFORM-VOWIPE


FLORIDA BUSINESS GROUPS ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO REFORM LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION PLANS.

THE COALITION --

CALLED "TAXPAYERS FOR SUSTAINABLE PENSIONS" SAYS LOCAL PLANS ARE UNDERFUNDED BY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

TAX WATCHDOG GROUPS SAY -- EVENTUALLY -- CITIES WILL HAVE TO MAKE SOME TOUGH CUTS --

JUST TO PAY FOR EMPLOYEE RETIREMENTS. Return to index of stories...


PENSION REFORM-SOTVO


"Those are police services and fire services, so we're going to end up with unsafe communities. These are parks and rec services, economic development: all of the things that make our state a great place to live."

UNLIKE THE LARGER -- STATEWIDE RETIREMENT SYSTEM --

THE LOCAL PLANS COVER CITY POLICE -- FIREFIGHTERS --

AND OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

THE COALITION SAYS IF PLANS AREN'T FIXED SOON --

SOME RETIREES MAY NOT HAVE THE MONEY THEY WERE PROMISED WHEN RETIREMENT ROLLS AROUND. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE ONE


IT'S TEENS AGAINST COPS --

BUT -- IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

AHEAD AT 6 -- HOW OFFICERS ARE BUILDING BRIDGES --

BY BUSTING A MOVE WITH THE KIDS.

PLUS -- ARE YOU STILL SHOPPING FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES?

THERE'S ONE THING YOU MAY WANT TO LEAVE OFF THIS LIST -

SEE THE NEW RESEARCH THAT SAYS HAND SANITZER -- IS A WASTE OF MONEY.

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


TZ1 A TEEN VS COP-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B HAND SANITIZER-VOTOPS


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WX TEASE-WXWALL


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...


DH WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-WXWALL


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...


HAND SANITIZER-TCMON VO


IN TONIGHT'S A-B-C 7 HEALTHY LIVING -- THERE'S ONE ITEM ON THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHECKLIST THAT MAY BE A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY.

HAND SANITIZER.

ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND -- THOSE ALCOHOL-BASED GELS ARE NO BETTER PROTECTION AGAINST SICK DAYS THAN SOAP.

IN THE 5 MONTH STUDY -- HALF THE KIDS WASHED THEIR HANDS WITH SOAP -- THE OTHERS USED HAND SANITIZER.

IN BOTH GROUPS - SICK DAYS WERE ROUGHLY THE SAME.

IN SHORT -- HAVING HAND SANITIZER IN CLASSROOMS WAS NO BETTER THAN JUST TEACHING KIDS TO WASH THEIR HANDS. Return to index of stories...


TEEN VS COP DANCE OFF-OC


A GREAT STORY TONIGHT OF POLICE DOING WHAT THEY CAN TO GAIN THEIR COMMUNITY'S TRUST AND FRIENDSHIP.

IN KANSAS CITY -- SOME TEENS HAD A RUN-IN WITH COPS -- BUT IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK.

CYNTHIA NEWSOME HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


TEEN VS COP DANCE OFF-PKG


FIRST UP IN THIS DANCE OFF.A LITTLE BOY.WITH SOME BIG MOVES.

TAKE THAT. NOT TO BE OUT-DONE----KANSAS CITY POLICE OFFICER KREB--RESPONDS.

What I was thinking was I can't believe i'm doing this

BUT HE DID

IT'S A MOVE. EVEN DANCING WITH THE STARS JUDGES HAVE NEVER. SEEN. BEFORE

A SERIES OF ARM FLAILING AND TOE TAPPING HE CALLS, THE OCTOPUS.

Octopus.yes, then this other kid came out and showed me how he did the octopus

AFTER TRADING TURNS. officer krebs ended with his best move of the day.

so who won?? in this case.everyone.

THE TEENS WERE THE BEST DANCERS.AND THE POLICE OFFICER WON SOME NEW FRIENDS.

When I went through the academy and when I first got hired on I told them how I want to interact with the community and start building some rapport with the citizens because I feel like if we build rapport with them, then they're more likely to call us when they need us. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO


UP NEXT IN SPORTS -- A BUSY NIGHT AT JETBLUE PARK -- AND NO THE RED SOX AREN'T IN TOWN.

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE LIVE TO TELL YOU WHY THE MIRACLE ARE NOW CALLING IT HOME. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


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TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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TZ 7 1) SWFL WIFI PERFORMANCE-VOTOPS WIPE


YOU LOVE YOUR CELL PHONE.

BUT HOW WELL DOES YOUR CELL PHONE WIFI COVERAGE COMPARE TO OTHER -

AIRPORTS NATIONWIDE.

THE FINDINGS PROVE TO BE BRIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ 7 2) OFFICER SAVES CHOKING WOMAN-VOTOPS


PLUS -

CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

AN OFFICER SAVES THE DAY.

WHEN HE PULLS OVER TO CHECK ON A DRIVER.

BUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING INSIDE THE CAR -

IS SOMETHING THAT WILL SHOCK YOU.

THAT'S AHEAD AT 7. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-LIVE


WELCOME TO JETBLUE PARK EVERYONE -- SPRING TRAING HOME OF THE BOSTON RED SOX---- FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE ARE TAKING OVER THE JOINT-- AS HAMMOND STADIUM UNDERGOES RENOVATIONS. MIRACLE BREAKING IN THEIR NEW DIGS WITH A DOUBLE HEADER TODAY---

MIRACLE GENERAL MANAGER ANDREW SEYMOUR NICE ENOUGH TO GIVE US SOME TIME---

IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LEAVE HAMMOND STADIUM FOR A LITTLE WHILE-- THIS IS A NICE ALTERNATIVE----

--- WAS IT HARD TO SECURE JETBLUE PARK---

---YOU MENTIONED THE INTEREST IN TICKETS HAS BEEN UP---

--- WHAT HAVE THE PLAYERS AND COACHES SAID ABOUT PLAYING IN NEW STADIUM---

--- GIVE US AN UPDATE--- ON HAMMOND STADIUM--- WHAT'S NEW TO LOOK FORWARD TOO-- ON SCHEDULE-- Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE AT JETBLUE-VOTOPS


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CLIPPERS-VOTOPS


IN OTHER NEWS-- THE SALE OF THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS IS OFFICIAL---

-- FORMER MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALMER--- TAKES OVER AS THE NEW OWNER--- PURCHASING THE TEAM FOR 2 BILLION DOLLARS Return to index of stories...


BRAD TAG-LIVE


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


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