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DIRECTORS PAGE CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-ONCAM
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS FERGUSON MISSOURI-LIVETOPS
LIVE POWERBALL DRAWING-IRD5LIVE FL BOY KILLED BY DOG-VO
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP GIRL CALLS 911, SAVES BABYSITTER-SOTVO
HURRICANE CHARLEY-SOTTOPS SPICE OVERDOSES-VO
HURRICANE CHARLEY-2 SH POP TEEN LIVING IN WALMART-NATSVO
HURRICANE CHARLEY-PKG TEEN LIVING IN WALMART-SOTVO
JIM REIF TRIBUTE-2 SH VO GREAT WHITE SHARK CLOSE UP-VO
CHARLEY VICTIM EMERGENCY-SOTVO UNMARRIED COUPLES-VO
CHARLEY VICTIM EMERGENCY-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP CORAL REEF STREET VIEW-SSTOPS
PEDESTRIAN CRASH-VOTOPS TEASE TWO-POP
HONORING SGT WILSON-TC MON VO TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
HONORING SGT WILSON-SOTVO NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT
CAPE PIPE PROJECT-EANIBOX-FLY SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CAPE PIPE PROJECT-SOTVO TIGER WOODS-POPMON
TEEN FIGHTS SEX TRAFFICKING-VO-WIPE SAMMY FIRST PITCH-VOTOPS
TEEN FIGHTS SEX TRAFFICKING-SOTVO SAMMY FIRST PITCH-SOTTOPS
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TB BUCS-POPMON
FL FOOTBALL PLAYER DEATH-BNC-SS-SOT-BNC TB BUCS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP TB BUCS-SOTTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS
TZ1A CHOKING WOMAN-SOTVO LL SOFTBALL-SOTTOPS
TZ1B UNMARRIED MOTHERS-VOTOPS BYRON BUXTON-VOTOPS
DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP MARLINS CARDS-POPMON
WEATHER-WXCTR MARLINS CARDS-VOTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL RAYS RANGERS-VOTOPS
TZ EXTRA------------ MIRACLE METS-VOTOPS
A) CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-VOTOPS FGCU VOLLEYBALL-VOTOPS
B) GIRL SAVES BABYSITTER-VOTOPS NBA SCHEDULE-VOTOPS
EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP TOSS TO BREAK-POP
CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-TC MON CORAL REEF STREET VIEW-SS(3)
CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-PKG CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


DIRECTORS PAGE


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


NEXT AT 11 --

TRAGEDY IN FLORIDA.

HOW DOGS --

TOOK THE LIFE OF A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY TODAY.

PLUS --

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN'S WORLD-WIDE IMPACT.

HOW HE'S FIGHTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE ACROSS THE GLOBE.

AFTER POWERBALL! Return to index of stories...


LIVE POWERBALL DRAWING-IRD5LIVE


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


BIG STORY OPEN Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY-SOTTOPS


'nats of storm'

TEN YEARS AGO TONIGHT --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAS REELING.

'nats of hurricane charley'

HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS INFLICTING 16 BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

AND KILLING 10 PEOPLE.

'nats of hurricane charley'

A DECADE AGO --

THE STRONGEST STORM SINCE HURRICANE ANDREW --

MADE LANDFALL IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

'nats of hurricane charley'

AND WHEN THE CATEGORY FOUR STORM FINALLY PASSED --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY-2 SH POP


AND OUR SPECIAL COVERAGE STARTS NOW!

GOOD EVENING I'M COURTNEY ROBINSON.

AND I'M JEFF BUTERA.

TONIGHT AT 11 --

WE'RE BRINGING YOU A THEN-AND-NOW.

EXACTLY 10 YEARS AFTER CHARLEY BLEW THROUGH. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE CHARLEY-PKG


"it looked like Charley like Charley would go farther north."

BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED --

WHEN ABC7 METEROLOGIST JIM REIF SPOTTED CHARLEY'S TURN --

TOWARD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

"get everyone up, get them in there."

CHARLEY MADE A DIRECT HIT.

HOUSES -- LEVELED.

BUSINESSES CRUSHED.

LIVES -- SHATTERED.

"everyone who was here has a story

PUNTA GORDA'S STORY WAS DEVASTATION.

CHARLEY'S 150 MILE AN HOUR WINDS DESTROYED OR DAMAGED HALF THEIR BUSINESSES.

"feeling the floor shake and our ears pop."

'nats of storm'

CHARLEY KNOCKED THE POWER OUT FOR 18 DAYS.

IT TOSSED SO MUCH TRASH AROUND --

YOU COULD HAVE PILED IT 50 STORIES HIGH.

IT TOOK NINE MONTHS OF 15 HOUR DAYS FOR WORKERS TO CLEAN IT UP.

tear jerker ya know. Got to my heart. You have people coming up to you who worked their whole lives for this and now its gone.

GONE TOO --

THE CITRUS INDUSTRY.

STEVE SORREL'S IN ARCADIA LOST THREE QUARTERS OF HIS GROVE.

GONE AS WELL --

SANIBEL ISLAND'S FAMED TREE CANOPY ON PERIWINKLE WAY.

THE TREES DIDN'T MAKE IT.

AND MONTY'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN PUNTA GORDA, IT TOOK THEM A DECADE TO REBUILD.

"A devastation like that changes lives"

BUT WE RE-BUILT TOO.

HOUSES.

SCHOOLS.

SHOPS.

HOTELS.

TODAY, TOURING PUNTA GORDA, FORMER GOVERNOR JEB BUSH MARVELED AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S PROGRESS --

KNOWING WHERE WE WERE THEN --

AND HOW WE LOOK NOW. Return to index of stories...


JIM REIF TRIBUTE-2 SH VO


TODAY -- THE LATE ABC7 METEROLOGIST JIM REIF WAS HONORED --

FOR HIS HIS LIFE-SAVING CONTRIBUTION DURING THE STORM.

HIS NEPHEW AND FIANCE UNVEILED A PLAQUE IN PUNTA GORDA AT 4:25.

THAT'S THE TIME CHARLEY HIT THE CITY 10 YEARS AGO.

AT THAT TIME -- JIM REIF WAS THE CHIEF METEOROLOGIST AT ABC7.

HE AND NBC2'S METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE TOGETHER FAMOUSLY REPORTED THE SHIFT OF THE HURRICANE -- GOING AGAINST THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - TO WARN EVERYONE TO TAKE COVER.

OUR BELOVED COLLEAGUE - JIM REIF - DIED IN APRIL FROM A BICYCLING ACCIDENT.

TODAY HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED JIM REIF DAY -- BOTH IN PUNTA GORDA AND LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY VICTIM EMERGENCY-SOTVO


AND IN THE MIDDLE OF A DISASTROUS HURRICANE --

WHAT IF YOU FACED A MEDICAL EMERGENCY TOO?

2:41:57:00 "I have never been stabbed, but when they say a stabbing pain, that's way I would describe it."

AS CHARLEY MADE LANDFALL,

ABC7 PRODUCTION ASSITANT CODY LESH WAS LIVING IN FORT MYERS --

AND FEELING CRAMPS, BLOATING AND BURNING.

WITH WINDS WHIPPING OUTSIDE --

CODY WAS THROWING UP --

AND KNEW HE NEEDED HELP.

SO HIS MOM CALLED 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


CHARLEY VICTIM EMERGENCY-SOTVO


2:42:23:00 "essentially they told her that their protocol was based on 120 miles an hour, they couldn't dispatch at that time."

"so you were on your own?"

"yeah."

IT GETS BLEARY FOR CODY AFTER THAT --

BUT WITH NO OTHER OPTION --

HIS FAMILY BRAVED THE STORM TO GET HIM TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON THEIR OWN.

NO AMBULANCE.

HIS APPENDIX HAD BURST.

THANKFULLY, THE HOSPITAL HAD POWER.

DOCTORS HELPED HIM THROUGH THAT EMERGENCY --

AS ANOTHER ONE WAS BLOWING OUTSIDE. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


BREAKING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


PEDESTRIAN CRASH-VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS AT 11 --

A PERSON IS BEING TREATED FOR TRAUMATIC INJURIES AT LEE MEMORIAL --

AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR.

THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE SCENE IN NORTH FORT MYERS ALONG BAYSHORE ROAD.

WE KNOW THE VICTIM IS FEMALE --

WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HER AGE AND WHAT CAUSED THE DRIVER TO HIT HER. Return to index of stories...


HONORING SGT WILSON-TC MON VO


IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON WAS GUNNED DOWN RESPONDING TO A CALL.

TONIGHT THE CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS PAYED TRIBUTE TO THE HIM.

THEY DID SOMETHING THEY'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE.

THEY RETIRED WILSON'S RADIO I-D NUMBER -- NUMBER 405.

IT'S THE FIRST NUMBER THE STONE CRABS HAVE EVER RETIRED.

THOSE WHO WORKED WITH WILSON HOPE THIS WILL HELP KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE FOR YEARS TO COME. Return to index of stories...


HONORING SGT WILSON-SOTVO


Sheriff Bill Prummel / Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

6:55:48 "It seems like just yesterday that he was here. And its. its been a tough year." 6:55:54

WILLIAM GORMAN / CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

7:14:30 "It's always good to remember, to come together, remember the past, remember the things we experienced with Mike. 7:14:35

SERGEANT WILSON'S WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN WERE THERE TO REVEAL THE JERSEY THAT WILL BE RETIRED.

NEARLY 3 THOUSAND FANS SHOWED UP FOR THE TRIBUTE.

THEY ALL GOT IN FREE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPE PROJECT-EANIBOX-FLY


SOME CAPE CORAL HOMEOWNERS ARE RUNNING SHORT ON PATIENCE --

WITH SEVERAL CITY PROJECTS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME.

THE PROJECTS ARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE WATER PRESSURE --

AND REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF WATER MAIN BREAKS.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME -- HOMEOWNERS IN SOUTH EAST CAPE CORAL ARE DEALING WITH DISRUPTIONS IN SERVICE --

AND BOIL WATER NOTICES. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PIPE PROJECT-SOTVO


when i turned the faucets on, when i turned the shower on, when i flushed, the water was actually like a dark brown so i'm afraid to even clean with it or anything. i mean i've been boiling water for everything

CITY LEADERS SAY THOSE BOIL WATER NOTICES ARE A SAFETY PRECAUTION.

THEY'RE USUALLY LIFTED WITHIN A WEEK.

THEY SAY THEY'RE DOING THESE PROJECTS AT THE SAME TIME --

BECAUSE IT WILL KEEP THEM FROM DIGGING UP THE PIPES MORE THAN ONCE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FIGHTS SEX TRAFFICKING-VO-WIPE


NEW AT 11 --

ONE TEEN'S GOAL TO MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE -- IS GOING GLOBAL.

18 YEAR OLD JOEL DAVID RECENTLY STARTED AN ORGANIZATION TO PREVENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE WORLDWIDE.

IT'S CALLED: YOUTH AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

HIS GOAL IS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE ISSUE.

DAVIS SAYS ONE OF THE CHALLENGES HE FACES FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE -- IS HIS YOUNG AGE. Return to index of stories...


TEEN FIGHTS SEX TRAFFICKING-SOTVO


2:24:54-2:25:01

They look at me and say that's really cute that you care about this

issue but come back in 20 years. But the problem is we don't have 20

more years.

DAVIS STARTS COLLEGE IN TWO WEEKS.

BUT HE WILL CONTINUE HIS WORK IN EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN Return to index of stories...


FL FOOTBALL PLAYER DEATH-BNC-SS-SOT-BNC


FOOTBALL CAMP TOOK A DEADLY TURN TODAY IN STARKE, FLORIDA.

14 YEAR OLD WILLIAM SHOW-GRIN --

DIED DURING A TEAM BUILDING EXERCISE AT CAMP BLANDING TODAY.

DEPUTIES SAY WILLIAM TOLD HIS COACHES HE WASN'T FEELING WELL THIS MORNING.

THEY TOLD HIM HE COULD SIT OUT.

WHEN HE STARTED VOMITING -- THEY CALLED 9-1-1.

59- 1:10

Coach: "I've got a football player at a camp that's suffering heat issues."

Dispatcher "Is he awake?"

Coach: Ummm they've got water on him."

COACHES THOUGHT IT WAS JUST THE HEAT.

BUT HIS CONDITION FADED FAST.

DOCTORS PRONOUNCED HIM DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL.

THEY STILL DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHY HE DIED.

HIS HIGH SCHOOL IN INDIAN RIVER, FLORIDA --

IS PROVIDING GRIEF COUNSELORS TO STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TALK. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


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


"For the first second or so I thought she might be trying to get out of ticket"

SHE WASN'T!

INSTEAD, THIS WAS ABOUT TO BE THE MOST MEMORABLE TRAFFIC STOP OF THAT COP'S LIFE.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

WHY HE WENT TO WRITE A TICKET, AND WOUND UP SAVING A LIFE!

PLUS --

THE SONG SAYS --

FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MARRIAGE, THEN COMES THE BABY IN THE BABY CARRIAGE.

WELL, NOT ANYMORE.

PROOF THE SONG'S OUTDATED --

NEXT ON 7!

AD-LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1A CHOKING WOMAN-SOTVO


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TZ1B UNMARRIED MOTHERS-VOTOPS


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DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


DAVID WX OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-WXCTR


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WEATHER-WXWALL


We're tracking a few downpours and even a few storms roaming across Southwest Florida this afternoon and into the evening, but the bulk of the rain will tend to stay over our inland areas through the evening.

Aside from a passing downpour or two, we'll see a warm and muggy conclusion to our Wednesday with a mostly clear sky through the overnight period.

As we approach the early morning hours Thursday, some downpours will develop over the Gulf and head toward the coast of Southwest Florida, so plan for the possibility for some scattered showers during the morning hours.

By the late afternoon hours on Thursday, the highest concentration of rain will likely be over interior portions of the peninsula, but a few isolated showers will still be possible closer to the coast.

Our rain chances will start to drop off a little more from Friday into the upcoming weekend, keeping lots of sun and warm temperatures in our forecast. A few passing showers will be possible early in the day, but the rain that develops during the afternoon will primarily impact areas away from the coast and deep inland.

Tropical Update

Other than a couple tropical wave in the eastern Atlantic, the tropics continue to stay very quiet. Tropical activity is not expected for the next few days, but we're getting close to the time of year when we normally see an increase in tropical development. Return to index of stories...


TZ EXTRA------------


IT STARTED WITH A TRAFFIC STOP.

IT ENDED WITH A BEAR HUG.

IN BETWEEN --

THIS OFFICER SAVED A WOMAN'S LIFE.

YOU GOTTA SEE HOW HE DID IT --

AND WHY HE NEEDED TO.

AND MORE LIFE-SAVERS TONIGHT!

HOW AN 8-YEAR-OLD SAVED HER BABY-SITTER'S LIFE.

BOTH MAGIC MOMENTS --

IN JUST 60 SECONDS AFTER LOTTO.

STAY RIGHT THERE! Return to index of stories...


A) CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-VOTOPS


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B) GIRL SAVES BABYSITTER-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-TC MON


IT WAS A RED LIGHT RESCUE.

AN OFFICER IN KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN WAS READY TO WRITE A TICKET.

INSTEAD - HE SAVED A WOMAN'S LIFE.

TONIGHT - THE STORY OF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE -- AT THE RIGHT TIME -- AND THE VIDEO THAT PROVES IT.

HERE'S STEVE KELSO. Return to index of stories...


CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-PKG


"I'm glad I was there for her. Yeah."

OH COURSE YOU'D NEVER KNOW IT, TO HEAR JASON GATES TELL THE STORY.

nats - OK.

You got it?

"It was just a red light violation at Cork and Burdick."

THERE SHE GOES, AND OFFICER JASON BATES PULLS RIGHT UP BEHIND HER.

"I didn't really intend to issue a ticket but I didn't think I wasn't really doing my job if I didn't stop and talk to her."

nats - Hi how yah doing?

"For the first second or so I thought she might be trying to get out of ticket. And then I realized."

Are you choking?

'I tried to dislodge the item from her throat by hitting her on the back, when that didn't work, I got her out and I used the Heimlich Maneuver for the first time in my nine year police career and it worked."

ALMOST AS QUICKLY AS IT BEGAN IT WAS ALL OVER. WELL ALL BUT THE HUGS.

Reporter: Talk to me about the hug, you couldn't have expected that.

"I was not expecting that no."

Reporter: She's just on you man.

"She was relieved."

Reporter: To say the least she's relieved. You probably saved her life.

"I'm glad I was there for her."

Make sure you're breathing.

crying. Return to index of stories...


CHOKING WOMAN PULLED OVER-ONCAM


OFFICER JASON GATES SAYS HE HASN'T HEARD FROM THE WOMAN SINCE ALL OF THIS HAPPENED, BUT WISHES HER WELL.

HE ALSO DID NOT GIVE HER A TICKET. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON MISSOURI-LIVETOPS


WHERE IS THE GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI TONIGHT?

THAT'S WHAT MANY ARE ASKING AS YOU SEE THIS --

AN EMPTY STREET -- OFFICERS HAVE TOLD MEDIA IN FERGUSON MISSOURI TO TURN OFF THEIR CAMERAS -- FORCING THEM OUT OF THE AREA.

THAT'S BECAUSE ANOTHER NIGHT -- THE THIRD STRAIGHT NIGHT -- OF VIOLENCE IN FERGUSON.

IT STARTED AFTER AN OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED AN UNARMED 18-YEAR-OLD.

WE'VE SEEN RIOTS, LOOTING, GUN FIRE AS CROWDS ATTACK OFFICERS.

TONIGHT -- THE CROWD IS BACK AND ARMED WITH TEAR GAS.

WE'LL FOLLOW THIS Return to index of stories...


FL BOY KILLED BY DOG-VO


A FOUR-YEAR-OLD MIAMI BOY WAS MAULED TO DEATH BY DOGS TODAY.'

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE GOT OUT OF HIS FATHER'S HOUSE.

OFFICERS LATER FOUND HIM DEAD IN THE BACKYARD.

ALSO IN THE YARD --

THERE WERE THREE TERRIER-BOXER MIX PUPPIES, TWO ADULT MIXES AND ONE ADULT PITBULL.

ALL SIX DOGS ARE NOW AT AN ANIMAL SHELTER AS POLICE INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


GIRL CALLS 911, SAVES BABYSITTER-SOTVO


NEW AT 11 --

AN EIGHT YEAR OLD GIRL IS BEING HAILED A HERO --

FOR SAVING HER BABYSITTER'S LIFE.

"My mom's at work. My baby-sitter is passed out on the couch."

THAT'S WHAT JOSIE ZAVALA SAID WHEN SHE CALLED 911.

HER BABYSITTER WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WATCHING HER AND HER YOUNGER BROTHER --

BUT SHE WAS DOZING OFF.

AND JOSIE KNEW SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT.

SO SHE CALLED 9-1-1.

TURNED OUT --

THE BABYSITTER WAS SUFFERING FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND LOW OXYGEN LEVELS. Return to index of stories...


SPICE OVERDOSES-VO


POLICE IN THE NORTHEAST ARE WORRIED TONIGHT --

ABOUT A RASH OF DRUG OVERDOSES.

THEY ALL INVOLVE SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA --

ALSO KNOWN AS SPICE.

IN THE LAST TWO DAYS --

MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE HAVE OVERDOSED ON IT IN MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

THEY SAY PEOPLE ARE PASSED OUT AT PARKS.

OFFICERS ARE NOW SCOPING OUT CONVENIENCE STORES AND GAS STATIONS --

LOOKING FOR SPICE.

IT'S BEING SOLD AS "POTPOURRI" AS A COVER. Return to index of stories...


TEEN LIVING IN WALMART-NATSVO


IT'S A SCENE REMINISCENT OF THE MOVIE "WHERE THE HEART IS" --

THE FILM STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN AS A HOMELESS AND PREGNANT TEEN -- WHO MOVES INTO A WALMART.

"nats movie where the heart is"

WELL - IN TEXAS. IT HAPPENED.

WORKERS AT A WALMART FOUND A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY LIVING IN THE STORE.

HE'D BEEN HIDING THERE FOR FOUR DAYS. USING CLOTHES, EATING FOOD, SLEEPING ON A MATRESS.

WORKERS DIDN'T NOTICE BECAUSE HE CHANGED CLOTHES EVERY FEW HOURS AND USED DIAPERS SO HE DIDN'T HAVE TO GO TO THE RESTROOM. Return to index of stories...


TEEN LIVING IN WALMART-SOTVO


customer Megan Nicholson

"I'm wondering what his parents think, and how come he didn't come home, and why aren't they worried about him,"

A TRAIL OF TRASH ULTIMATELY LED WORKERS TO HIS HIDE-OUT.

HE TRIED TO RUN - BUT WAS CAUGHT.

OFFICERS SAY HE IS NOT HOMELESS - HE WAS JUST A RUNAWAY. Return to index of stories...


GREAT WHITE SHARK CLOSE UP-VO


A MAN IN MARYLAND GOT A CLOSE ENCOUNTER --

WITH SOMETHING YOU SHOULD PROBABLY KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM.

A GREAT WHITE SHARK.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO HE SHOT!

AARON CAPLAN SAYS HE WAS FISHING OFF THE COAST --

WHEN THE SHARK CIRCLED HIS BOAT AND BIT THE MOTOR!

HE SAYS IT'S NOT UNUSUAL TO SEE SHARKS ON THAT SHORE --

BUT THEY USUALLY AREN'T GREAT WHITES. Return to index of stories...


UNMARRIED COUPLES-VO


COUPLES WHO LIVE TOGETHER --

ARE HAVING CHILDREN IN RECORD NUMBERS.

EVEN IF THEY AREN'T MARRIED.

IT'S THE UNMARRIED BABY BOOM.

BIRTHS AMONG UNMARRIED COUPLES ROSE 58 PERCENT BETWEEN 2006 AND 2010 ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS.

ABOUT HALF OF THE BIRTHS WERE PLANNED. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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CORAL REEF STREET VIEW-SSTOPS


IT'S LIKE GOOGLE STREET VIEWS --

*UNDERWATER!*

STILL TO COME AT 11 --

WHAT CREWS ARE DOING OFF FLORIDA'S COAST --

THAT'S *NEVER* BEEN DONE IN THE U-S BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


BAD NEWS FOR TEAM USA AS THEY HEAD IN TO THE RYDER CUP NEXT MONTH-- WE'LL EXPLAIN---

PLUS --- SOUTH FORT MYERS GREAT--- SAMMY WATKINS-- CHANGING SPORTS--- AT LEAST FOR ONE NIGHT-- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-BLK-SOT


NIGHTLINE TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


TIGER WOODS-POPMON


THANKS BUT NO THANKS--- THAT IS THE MESSAGE COMING FROM ONE TIGER WOODS-- IN REGARDS TO PLAYING IN THE RYDER CUP--- A BAD BACK-- AND A 38 YEAR OLD FRAME-- WILL KEEP HIM FROM PLAYING FOR TEAM USA NEXT MONTH-- TONIGHT HE TOOK HIMSELF OUT OF CONSIDERATION--- SAYING HIS DOCTORS ADVISED HIM NOT TO PLAY--- Return to index of stories...


SAMMY FIRST PITCH-VOTOPS


FROM DOWN AND OUT TO ALIVE AND WELL---

SAMMY WATKINS HAS QUICKLY BECOME THE TOAST OF WESTERN NEW YORK---

THE BUFFALO BILLS AND THEIR FANS EXPECT BIG THINGS FROM SAMMY THIS SEASON----

ON MONDAY--- SAMMY THREW OUT THE FIRST PITCH AT THE ROCHESTER RED WINGS GAME-- WE KNOW HE CAN CATCH-- WHAT ABOUT THROW-- NOT BAD---

BUT SAMMY WILL STICK WITH FOOTBALL AND SAYS HE'S HAPPY TO BE A BILL--- Return to index of stories...


SAMMY FIRST PITCH-SOTTOPS


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TB BUCS-POPMON


WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR. IT SEEMS LIKE BUCCANEER FANS HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT A LOT LATELY. TOO MUCH FOR THEIR LIKING. 2007 WAS THEIR LAST TRIP TO THE PLAYOFFS. WELL THE WAIT COULD BE OVER. EXPECTATIONS SKY HIGH HEADING INTO THE SEASON.. Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-VOTOPS


NEW HEAD COACH LOVIE SMITH IS PREACHING PATIENCE -- ESPCIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE BUCCANEERS OFFENSIVE LINE---

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR HELP UPFRONT-- THE LINE DID NOT LOOK GOOD IN THEIR FIRST PRESEASON GAME AGAINST JACKSONVILLE -- THEY GAVE UP 3 SACKS--- AND ONLY MANAGED 82 YARDS RUSHING--

FANS MAY BE CONCERNED-- BUT THE TEAM IS NOT--- Return to index of stories...


TB BUCS-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


LL SOFTBALL-VOTOPS


WE ARE TALKING LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES OF SOFTBALL---

-- THE 13 AND 14 YEAR OLD TEAM FROM FORT MYERS IS STILL ALIVE----

-- THE LADIES WENT 3 AND 1 IN POOL PLAY--- AND HAVE ADVANCED TO THE KNOCK OUT ROUND-- BEGINNING ON THURSDAY--

THEY WILL PLAY A TEAM OUT OF LATIN AMERICA ---- WIN AND ADVANCE -- LOSE AND GO HOME Return to index of stories...


LL SOFTBALL-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


BYRON BUXTON-VOTOPS


-- THE TWINS TOP PROSPECT -- BYRON BUXTON WAS PROMOTED TO AA BASEBALL ON TUESDAY---

-- TONIGHT -- WHILE PLAYING OUTFIELD FOR NEW BRITIAN -- BUXTON-- COLLIDED WITH A TEAMMATE AND WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS---

-- AND WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL-- THE LATEST REPORT IS THAT BUXTON HAS A CONCUSSION--- Return to index of stories...


MARLINS CARDS-POPMON


EAT SLEEP AND FISH. THAT IS THE SLOGAN FOR THE MIAMI MARLINS. LAST YEAR THE MARLINS CERTAINLY HAD THE SLEEPING PART DOWN-- THEY HAD THE WORST RECORD IN THE NATION LEAGUE---- BUT THIS IS 2014 AND THE FISH--- ARE WIDE AWAKE--- JUST 3 1/5 GAMES OUT IN THE WILDCARD RACE--- Return to index of stories...


MARLINS CARDS-VOTOPS


CARDINALS CRASHING THE PARTY TONIGHT --

MATT ADAMS BACK UP THE BOX -- WITH THE BASES LOADED--- 2 RUNS SCORE ---2-0 ST. LOUIS---

CARDS WIN 5-2-- MARLINS NOW 4 1/2 GAMES OUT Return to index of stories...


RAYS RANGERS-VOTOPS


RAYS TRYING TO STICK AROUND IN THE WILDCARD RACE THEMSELVES---

THEY JUMPED ALL OVER TEXAS EARLY TONIGHT-- SEAN RODRIGUEZ-- GIVIGN THIS PITCH A RIDE-- 2-RUN JACK AND THE RAYS WERE JUST GETTING WARMED UP

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MIRACLE METS-VOTOPS


MIRACLE PLAYING 2 AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE ST. LUCIE METS --

----- 2nd INNING--- MYA-KEY DE LA CRUZ -- WITH A RBI DOUBLE RIP TO THE GREEN MONSTER -- GIVING THE METS A 2-NOTHING ADVANTAGE --

----- THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT FOR THE MIRACLE -- NIKO GOODRUM -- HE BLASTS A SOLO HOME RUN TO RIGHT FIELD -- THAT'S THE ONLY RUN FOR THE MIRACLE -- THEY FALL IN GAME 1 -- 6 TO 1 -- BUT REBOUND AND WIN GAME 2 -- 7 TO 3 Return to index of stories...


FGCU VOLLEYBALL-VOTOPS


THE PRESEASON POLL IS OUT AND THE FGCU VOLLEYBALL TEAM HAS BEEN PICKED TO FINISH 3RD IN THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE

THE EAGLES ARE LED BY PRESEASON -- ALL CONFERENCE SELECTION--- OLIVIA MESNER---

THE LADIES OPEN THE SEASON AUGUST 29TH AT HOME VERSUS FLORIDA A&M Return to index of stories...


NBA SCHEDULE-VOTOPS


CHRISTMAS DAY SHOULD BE INTERESTING AT AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA THIS YEAR---

THAT'S WHEN LEBRON JAMES MAKES HIS RETURN TO MIAMI --- TO FACE THE HEAT Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

WHO'S MAKING HISTORY *UNDERWATER* OFF THE FLORIDA COAST. Return to index of stories...


CORAL REEF STREET VIEW-SS(3)


RIGHT NOW -

SCIENTISTS ARE WORKING ON A GOOGLE "STREET VIEW" OF SORTS --

FOR FLORIDA'S CORAL REEFS.

THEY'RE IN THIS AREA OF THE FLORIDA KEYS LEARNING TO USE SPECIAL UNDERWATER CAMERAS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THEY'RE PUTTING TOGETHER 360-DEGREE VIEWS TO RESEARCH MARINE LIFE.

SO FAR --

IT'S BEEN DONE IN AUSTRALIA AND IN THE CARIBBEAN.

BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE TECHNOLOGY IS BEING USED IN THE U-S.

SOME OF THE IMAGES ARE EXPECTED TO BE PUT ONLINE LATER THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...