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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE------------
HEADLINES------------- TZ1A BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-SOTVO
HL1) BRUSH FIRE-trxSOTVO TZ1B SCENTS THAT HELP WITH STRESS-VOTOPS
HL2) DUI HELICOPTER-trxVOTOPS DAVID WEATHER-CLIP
HL3) PUBLIC ACT OF KINDNESS-trxVOTOPS FORECAST-PHC
STORMWARN-CLIP FORECAST-WXWALL
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL DUI HELICOPTER ARREST-VO IN TCMON
BIG STORY-CLIP DUI HELICOPTER ARREST-SS TOPS VO WIPE
FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS CONT VO IN POP DUI HELICOPTER ARREST-SOTVO
FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-PKG SAFE DRAGGED BEHIND CAR-VO TOPS SS
FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-POP BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-VO IN TCMON
CASPERSON BEACH PLANE CRASH INVESTIGATION-BNC VO BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-SSTOPS VO WIPE
ESCAPEE SEARCH-POP SS VO WIPE BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-SOTVO
ESCAPEE SEARCH-SOTVO SCENTS THAT HELP WITH STRESS-OTS VO
MISSING 9 YEAR OLD-OC SS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
DEVELOPING-CLIP TEASE TWO------------
ROBIN WILLIAMS PARKINSON'S-POP VO TZ2A FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT-SOTVO
SUICIDE CALLS-POP VO WIPE TZ2B PARENT PHONE APP-VOTOPS
SUICIDE CALLS-SOTVO FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS-SSTOPS OC
UEP AND SCHOOLS-SS IN TCMON VO WIPE FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS-PKG
UEP AND SCHOOLS-SOTVO FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS-OC
SCHOOL SHOTS-TCMON VO WIPE PARENT PHONE APP-OTS VO
SCHOOL SHOTS-SOTVO SEA WORLD STOCKS-OC VO
FL FORECLOSURES-OTS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
NFM DEVELOPMENT-OC VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
NFM DEVELOPMENT-SOTVO TZ3A FERGUSON MO LATEST-NATSVO
HEARTS AND HOME-OC VO TZ3B MOST WANTED WOMAN-VOTOPS
LOVE THAT DRESS-OC VO WIPE TZ3C PLAYGROUNDS-VOTOPS
LOVE THAT DRESS-SOT SS FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS
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HEADLINES-------------


2:24:17:00 "it looked like my house was on fire."

NEW AT 5-

A PLUME OF BLACK SMOKE RISING ABOVE THE TREELINE IN LEE COUNTY-

THREATENING HOUSES AND THE PETS INSIDE.

ABC 7 WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE-

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW CREWS BATTLED THIS BRUSH FIRE.

PLUS --

HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN REPAIRS!

HOW A BIZARRE D-U-I CRASH IN SOUTWHEST FLORIDA --

DAMAGED THESE TWO MILITARY HELICOPTERS.

AND 2-HUNDRED THOUSAND LIKES AND HUNDREDS OF SHARES-

THE PUBLIX PUBLIC ACT OF KIDNESS BLOWING UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

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


HL1) BRUSH FIRE-trxSOTVO


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HL2) DUI HELICOPTER-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) PUBLIC ACT OF KINDNESS-trxVOTOPS


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STORMWARN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


PASSING SHOWERS A.M. AND P.M.

The weather pattern this week has continued to bring an onshore wind to our part of Florida and our morning showers are becoming routine. The forecast calls for a few of the showers in the Gulf of Mexico to continue drifting toward the coastline this evening. Some showers will move briefly over the beaches and continue inland before raining out. Isolated thunderstorms will continue across inland area along the sea breeze boundary. Some areas of heavy rain and frequent lightning are possible through sunset. Temperatures will drop to the upper 70's by tomorrow morning and recover to the lower 90's by the end of the day on Friday. Morning showers and afternoon, inland, thunderstorms are likely again tomorrow.

The tropics continue to be very quiet and we are not tracking any developing storms in the Gulf, Caribbean or open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Return to index of stories...


BIG STORY-CLIP


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FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS CONT VO IN POP


OUR BIG STORY AT 5 --

A PLUME OF THICK BLACK SMOKE SHOT UP OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY.

IT WAS A BRUSH FIRE --

BURNING *IN* THE FOUNTAIN LAKES NEIGHBORHOOD OF ESTERO.

I WAS OUT ON ASSIGNMENT WHEN I SAW THE SMOKE --

AND STOPPED TO COVER THE FIRE --

WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE A MASSIVE EFFORT TO PROTECT TWO THINGS:

HOUSES AND PETS. Return to index of stories...


FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-PKG


WHEN THICK, BLACK, MENACING SMOKE IS BILLOWING UP, JUST A FOOTBALL FIELD FROM YOUR HOUSE --

SOME UGLY SCENARIOS RUN THROUGH YOUR HEAD.

2:24:17:00 "it looked like my house was on fire."

SUZANNE BONASERA LIVES IN FOUNTAIN LAKES.

HER HOUSE WAS CLOSE TO THIS TODAY.

BUT A NEIGHBOR'S WAS CLOSER.

2:24:34:00 "I have my neighbor third house down who has a dog named Mimi."

IN FACT ALMOST EVERY HOUSE ON THIS STREET THAT HAS A MAILBOX --

HAS A PET TOO.

2:23:10:00 "so far on staging."

FIREFIGHTERS KNEW THESE FLAMES THREATENED THEM --

AND MORE.

2:27:39:00 "right now, our biggest concern is houses."

A FEAR THAT GREW WHEN THIS BRUSH FIRE -- BURNING ABOUT 15 ACRES MID-AFTERNOON -- KICKED BACK UP AGAIN --

ABOUT 30-TO-40 YARS FROM THE STREET.

2:23:35:00 chopper nat

BUT FIREFIGHTERS SMOTHERED IT QUICKLY ONCE MORE.

IT'S 100 PERCENT CONTAINED.

2:29:19:00 'backhoe'

THEY CUT A FIRELINE TO ELIMINATE FUEL.

THEY SPRAYED WATER TO PROTECT HOUSES.

AND WATCHED THE FICKLE WIND TO STOP THE SPREAD.

BUT THEN THERE WERE THE ANIMALS.

2:26:41:00 "panic, my dogs"

TAMIKO SHELTON HAS THREE --

IN THE CLOSEST HOUSE TO THIS FIRE.

THEY WERE HOME ALONE.

2:25:06:00 "everyone ok?"

"yep"

BUT FIREFIGHTERS KEPT THE FIRE OFF THEM.

AND TAMIKO GOT THEM BKAC.

2:25:55:00 "you did a good job."

2:26:13:00 "let's get Miss Ivy all set."

THE DOGS ARE FINE.

THE PEOPLE ARE FINE.

AND SAVE FOR SOME SMOKE ISSUES, THE HOUSES ARE TOO.

CONSIDERING SUCH A MENANCING START. Return to index of stories...


FOUNTAIN LAKES BRUSH FIRE-POP


THE FINAL NUMBERS.

THE FIRE BURNED 15 ACRES.

SEVEN HOUSES WERE EVACUATED.

SIX HAD PETS.

BUT AFTER A TEAM EFFORT FROM FIREFIGHTERS IN ESTERO, SAN CARLOS PARK, AND BONITA --

THE FIRE'S CONTAINED.

NOW THEY'LL JUST MONITOR IT --

AND LOOK FOR THE CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


CASPERSON BEACH PLANE CRASH INVESTIGATION-BNC VO


NEW AT 5-

THE N-T-S-B IS EXPLAINING PART OF WHAT CAUSED A DEADLY PLANE CRASH ON CASPERSON BEACH IN VENICE LAST MONTH.

36 YEAR OLD ARMY VETERAN OMMY IRIZARRY AND HIS NINE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, OCEANA, DIED.

THEY WERE WALKING ON THE BEACH WHEN THE PLANE CRASH LANDED AND HIT THEM.

TONIGHT - THE N-T-S-B'S PRELIMINARY REPORT SHOWS THE PLANE HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN AT LEAST THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE CRASH.

IT STARTED THAT MORNING WITHOUT PROBLEM.

THE ENGINE STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS 10 TO 15 MINUTES IN THE AIR AND LOST POWER.

THE PILOT, KARL KOKOMOOR, DECLARED AN EMERGENCY.

THE SMALL PLANE WAS OVER THE WATER AT THE TIME.

HE WAS CONCERNED THAT IF HE LANDED IN DEEP WATER THE LANDING GEAR WOULD FLIP THE PLANE.

HE TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE SAW GROUPS OF PEOPLE ALONG THE BEACH, AND ATTEMPTED TO NAVIGATE AROUND THEM.

IT WASN'T UNTIL AFTER HE GOT OUT OF THE PLANE THAT HE REALIZED HE HIT THE MAN AND HIS YOUNG DAUGHTER.

WITNESSES SAY THEY DIDN'T HEAR THE PLANE.

IRIZARRY'S WIFE SAYS SHE SAW THE PLANE FLYING LOW OUT OF THE CORNER OF HER EYE.

SHE DID NOT SEE HER HUSBAND AND STEPDAUGHTER GET HIT. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPEE SEARCH-POP SS VO WIPE


NOW TO THE LATEST ON A MASSIVE MANHUNT OVERNIGHT.

TONIGHT --

WE'VE LEARNED *HOW* TWO TEENS ESCAPED FROM A JUVENILE FACILITY IN FORT MYERS.

HOURS LATER --

POLICE CAUGHT 14-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM BRADFORD AND 15-YEAR-OLD CRISTOVAL GONZALES OFF STATE ROAD 82.

THEY'D BEEN CONVICTED OF DRUG CHARGES, ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, A CAR THEFT, AND ASSAULT.

NOW WE'VE LEARNED --

TO GET OUT OF THE FORT MYERS YOUTH ACADEMY-- THEY WENT THROUGH A WINDOW AND CLIMBED THE FENCE OVERNIGHT.

BUT THAT DOESN'T ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


ESCAPEE SEARCH-SOTVO


MATTHEW WRESKI, LIVES NEARBY

5943 through a neighborhood that doesn't have full lockdown gates and stuff, it's a little concerning.

KEVIN HARDEE, WORKING IN THE AREA

5843 They need to tighten up a little bit that's what they need to do. If they're going to have the kids over there, have it locked down.

THE PRIVATE COMPANY -- PAID TO RUN THE FACILITY --

IS INVESTIGATING.

THEY'RE FIGURING OUT TO PRVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


MISSING 9 YEAR OLD-OC SS


A DESPERATE SEARCH CONTINUES IN NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR A MISSING 9-YEAR-OLD BOY.

LEO WALKER HAS AUTISTIM AND IS IN NEED OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

HE'S BEEN MISSING SINCE FOUR O'CLOCK YESTERDAY MORNING.

HE WAS LAST SEEN AT HIS HOUE IN LIVE OAK, FLORIDA.

THAT'S ROUGHLY HALFWAY BETWEEN TALLAHASSEE AND JACKSONVILLE.

OFFICERS SAY HIS MOTHER WAS ASLEEP FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES-

WHEN SHE WOKE UP AND HE WAS GONE. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-CLIP


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ROBIN WILLIAMS PARKINSON'S-POP VO


ROBIN WILLIAMS' WIFE MADE A STARTLING ADMISSION TODAY.

HER HUSBAND WAS BATTLING PARKINSON'S DISEASE.

IN A STATEMENT --

THE ACTOR'S WIFE, SUSAN SCHNEIDER, SAYS WILLIAMS' SOBRIETY WAS INTACT.

BUT HE WAS DEALING WITH DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND THE EARLY STAGES OF PARKINSON'S.

SHE SAYS HE WAS NOT READY TO TALK ABOUT IT PUBLICLY.

PARKINSON'S IS A NERVE DISORDER THAT OFTEN BRINGS ON TREMORS.

IT'S WHAT MICHAEL J FOX ALSO BATTLES.

THERE IS NO CURE. Return to index of stories...


SUICIDE CALLS-POP VO WIPE


AND WE'VE ALSO LEARNED --

MORE PEOPLE ARE REACHING OUT FOR HELP --

FOLLOWING ROBIN WILLIAMS' SUICIDE.

THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE REPORTS DOUBLE THE CALLS SINCE THE TRAGEDY.

LOCAL AGENCIES ARE SEEING A SPIKE TOO.

THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYS NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR PHONES BEEN RINGING MORE --

BUT TRAFFIC TO THEIR WEBSITE HAS INCREASED.

THEY SAY IF ANY GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS TRAGEDY --

IT'S THAT IT'S STARTING THE DIALOGUE FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP. Return to index of stories...


SUICIDE CALLS-SOTVO


Petra Jones, Exec. Dir. Mental Health Assoc. of Southwest Florida

14:10:12 "We just want to make sure that they are getting the appropriate care and services that they need to prevent that from happening." 14:10:19

THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION REFERS PEOPLE TO PROFESSIONALS AND SERVICES ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY SAY PEOPLE HAVE CALLED THEM BACK TO SAY THEIR SUPPORT SAVED THEIR LIFE. Return to index of stories...


UEP AND SCHOOLS-SS IN TCMON VO WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW-

CREWS IN CAPE CORAL POUNDING THE PAVEMENT TO GET NEW ROADS BUILT.

SPECIFICALLY IN THESE AREAS KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST 6 AND 7.

PART OF THE CITY'S UTILITY EXPANSION PROJECT.

THE ROAD TO BRING CITY SEWER AND WATER TO THIS AREA HAS BEEN LONG AND

WINDING ONE FOR A LOT OF RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA.

DELAYS, DUST, AND DIRT ROADS.

NOW WITH BACK TO SCHOOL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER-

THE CITY IS RUSHING TO IMPROVE ON THAT- ONE STRECH OF ROAD AT A TIME.

THOUGH CONSTRUCTION IS FAR FROM OVER- RESIDENTS AND ESPECIALLY

PARENTS ARE THRILLED FOR THE CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


UEP AND SCHOOLS-SOTVO


08:11:13 "We finally got some black asphalt out here because it has

been awful and now rainy season has started and it taken a major tool

on vehicles"

Stephanie Summer, Parent

PARENTS WE'VE SPOKEN TOO SAY IT WILL ALSO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THEIR CHILDREN WHO HAVE TO WALK TO SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL SHOTS-TCMON VO WIPE


IT'S ON THE CHECKLIST -

AND IT'S VITAL.

SOME STUDENT MAY STILL NEED TO GET CERTAIN VACCINATIONS BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL.

MANY PARENTS ARE JOINING THE LONG WAIT LINE.

SOME UP TO THREE HOURS.

WORKERS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN COLLIER COUNTY SAY EVERY YEAR STUDENTS ARE SENT HOME ON THE FIRST DAY FOR NOT HAVING THEIR SHOTS.

IN THE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE START OF SCHOOL- NURSES AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ARE WORKING IN OVERDRIVE.

PARENTS TELLS US NEXT YEAR -- SHE'LL GET THE SHOTS FOR HER CHILDREN EARLY. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL SHOTS-SOTVO


Marcella Johnson/Corkscrew Parent 5633 right after school gets out next year we'll get here, dead of summer and we'll get it done before this mess.

STUDENTS CAN GET THEIR SHOTS AT THE NAPLES OR IMMOKKALEE LOCATIONS FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


FL FORECLOSURES-OTS


WE HAVE THE PROVERBIAL GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS TONIGHT --

ABOUT FLORIDA'S REAL ESTATE MARKET.

THE GOOD --

FORECLOSURES ARE DOWN ABOUT 30 PERCENT FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

THE BAD --

FLORIDA IS STILL NUMBER ONE IN THE NATION IN FORECLOSURES.

AND FORT MYERS HAS ONE OF THE TOP 10 HIGHEST METRO FORECLOSURE RATES IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEVELOPMENT-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

LOVE IS IN THE AIR IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

TODAY A BRAND NEW-- "LOVE'S TRAVEL SHOP" --

OPENED UP ON BAYSHORE ROAD.

IT'S JUST WEST OF THE I-75 RAMP.

THEY'VE TURNED SWAMP LAND INTO A GAS STATION.

I JUST DROVE THROUGH THERE.

THEY'RE PUTTING A WENDY'S IN TOO.

RESIDENTS SAY THEY'VE NOTICED THIS STRETCH OF ROAD REALLY START TO DEVELOP. Return to index of stories...


NFM DEVELOPMENT-SOTVO


Judi Jump, North Fort Myers

:53:46 ive lived in fort myers long enough to know when this was

nothing, so, all this has come along, now it's picking up that north

fort myers has alot to offer.

Tim Whpf, General Manager Love's Travel Shop

:58:18 we believe were going to make a big impact on the community for

the better.

WE SPOKE TO THE NORTH FORT MYERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THIS AFTERNOON.

THEY SAID ANYTIME A COMPANY INVESTS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE AREA--

IT'S A GOOD SIGN OF THINGS TO COME. Return to index of stories...


HEARTS AND HOME-OC VO


FOR MANY VETERANS GETTING AROUND TOWN IS NOW EASIER.

THERE'S A NEW VAN PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION.

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT GAVE A NEW VAN TO THE GROUP "HEARTS AND HOMES FOR VETERANS."

THE OFFICE PREVIOUSLY USED IT TO TRANSPORT INMATES.

THE GROUP WILL USE IT TO GET VETERANS TO DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS BOTH LOCALLY AND STATEWIDE.

CONGRESSMAN CURT CLAWSON GAVE THE GROUP A THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SUPPLY GAS FOR THE VAN. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-OC VO WIPE


ATTENTION ALL FASHIONISTAS--

YOU CAN SHOP AND BUY HIGH END DRESSES AT LOW PRICES --- ALL WHILE HELPING THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

IT'S PART OF THE "LOVE THAT DRESS" CHARITY SHOPPING SPREE.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS-

YOU BUY A TICKET --

THEN YOU HAVE ACCESS TO BUY BRAND NAME DRESSES AND ACCESSORIES AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE. Return to index of stories...


LOVE THAT DRESS-SOT SS


Jennifer Nelson, Chair, Lee County Love That Dress

:16 "They can expect a ballroom filled a beautiful ballroom full of thousands of gorgeous dresses. We have all kinds of brands. We have everything from Calvin Klein to Anne Taylor. We have Liz Claiborne, BCBG, even White House Black Market. This is outfit I purchased at last years event. "

THE LEE COUNTY EVENT IS AUGUST 27TH AT THE EMBASSY SUITES IN ESTERO.

IT STARTS AT 6 P-M.

THE COLLIER COUNTY SHOPPING EVENT IS JUST A FEW DAYS EARLIER-

ON AUGUST 23RD AT THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL AND GOLF COURSE.

IT ALSO STARTS AT 6 P-M. Return to index of stories...


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


when it came to the brains department I think she's a little bit lacking.

BEAUTY --

BUT NO BRAINS.

WHY THIS GIRL'S BEAUTY PAGEANT PERFORMANCE --

GOT HER ARRESTED.

PLUS --

LET YOUR NOSE BE YOUR SALVATION!

ABC7 UNCOVERS THE *SMELLS* PROVEN TO HELP YOU *DE-STRESS!*

ONE IS LEMON --

HEAR THE REST, NEXT ON 7!

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


TZ1A BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-SOTVO


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TZ1B SCENTS THAT HELP WITH STRESS-VOTOPS


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DAVID WEATHER-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


PASSING SHOWERS A.M. AND P.M.

The weather pattern this week has continued to bring an onshore wind to our part of Florida and our morning showers are becoming routine. The forecast calls for a few of the showers in the Gulf of Mexico to continue drifting toward the coastline this evening. Some showers will move briefly over the beaches and continue inland before raining out. Isolated thunderstorms will continue across inland area along the sea breeze boundary. Some areas of heavy rain and frequent lightning are possible through sunset. Temperatures will drop to the upper 70's by tomorrow morning and recover to the lower 90's by the end of the day on Friday. Morning showers and afternoon, inland, thunderstorms are likely again tomorrow.

The tropics continue to be very quiet and we are not tracking any developing storms in the Gulf, Caribbean or open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Return to index of stories...


DUI HELICOPTER ARREST-VO IN TCMON


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE TO TWO HELICOPTERS-

WHILE THEY WERE ON THE GROUND.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CRASHED THROUGH A FENCE IN PUNTA GORDA RIGHT INTO THESE VERY EXPENSIVE HELICOPTERS AND TWO PARKED CARS. Return to index of stories...


DUI HELICOPTER ARREST-SS TOPS VO WIPE


DEPUTIES ARRESTED 49 YEAR OLD RONALD DURHAM.

THEY SAY HE HAS NEVER HAD A DRIVER'S LICENSE.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE HELICOPTERS' OWNER.

THE ONE BILL GUARD IS MOST CONCERNED ABOUT IS HIS UH-1B SEAWOLF, THE SAME TYPE OF CHOPPER THAT FLEW IN VIETNAM.

GARD IS A VETERAN AND HAS BEEN WORKING ON RESTORING THE SEAWOLF FOR 5 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


DUI HELICOPTER ARREST-SOTVO


BILL GARD/REPAIR SHOP OWNER

"It might be a classic or something but someones life. That could've been someones kid they're up and down thi sroad all the time, ladies pushing baby carriages and you name it."

DURHAM IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD ON A 55-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND IN THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


SAFE DRAGGED BEHIND CAR-VO TOPS SS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

THAT CAR IN NORTH CAROLINA --

IS DRAGGING A STOLEN SAFE!

THEY TOOK IT FROM A PHARMACY.

IT'S 100 POUNDS.

BUT IT'S NOT FILLED WITH MONEY.

PRESCRIPTION PILLS.

BUT HE DIDN'T GET FAR.

RYAN MULLINS WAS ARRESTED AND NOW FACES CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-VO IN TCMON


A BEAUTY QUEEN IS NOW IN BIG TROUBLE.

SHE WAS CAUGHT COMPETING IN HIGH HEELS-- AFTER CLAIMING TO HAVE BADLY INJURED A TOE TO COLLECT WORKERS' COMPENSATION. Return to index of stories...


BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-SSTOPS VO WIPE


THIS IS SHAWNA PALMER LOOKING A BIT *DIFFERENT* IN HER MUG SHOT.

SHE HAD BEEN WORKING AT A GROCERY STORE BEFORE SHE HURT HER LITTLE TOE.

SHE CLAIMED MORE THAN 24-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN WORKER'S COMPENSATION BECAUSE SHE SAID SHE COULDN'T WALK OR EVEN WEAR SHOES.

BUT VIDEO FROM THE MISS TOYOTA LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX PROVES OTHERWISE. Return to index of stories...


BEAUTY QUEEN SCAMMER-SOTVO


36:45 this young lady certainly possessed a certain amount of beauty.

Obviously she had a certain amount of bravado to try and pull off this scam.

But when it came to the brains department I think she's a little bit

lacking.

SHAWNA PALMER IS CURRENTLY OUT ON BAIL.

AND IF YOU'RE CURIOUS-

SHE DIDN'T WIN-

OR EVEN PLACE IN THE PAGEANT. Return to index of stories...


SCENTS THAT HELP WITH STRESS-OTS VO


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING --

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS SIMPLY SMELLING CERTAIN SCENTS --

CAN FEND OFF STRESS.

THE STUDY COMES FROM THE JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING.

RESEARCHERS FOUND I-C-U PATIENTS FELT LESS ANXIOUS AND MORE POSITIVE --

AFTER SMELLING LAVENDAR.

AROMATHERAPY WORKS.

OTHER FRAGRANCES THAT HELPED --

CITRUS SCENTS LIKE LEMON, ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT.

HERE'S HOW TO DO IT.

JUST MIX ONE OR TWO DROPS OF AN ESSENTIAL OIL IN SOME WATER.

DIP A WASHCLOTH IN THE WATER AND PLACE IT ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK FOR INSTANT STRESS RELIEF. Return to index of stories...


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


"I didn't really think nothing of it."

BUT EVERYONE ELSE DID!

SEE WHAT THIS PUBLIX WORKER DID TO GO VIRAL.

HE'S EARNING PRAISE ACROSS THE WORLD TONIGHT.

PLUS --

IT'S CALLED "IGNORE NO MORE."

THE APP --

THAT *FORCES* YOUR TEEN TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOU.

MOMS AND DADS, YOU'LL HEAR HOW IT WORKS --

NEXT ON 7! Return to index of stories...


TZ2A FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT-SOTVO


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TZ2B PARENT PHONE APP-VOTOPS


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FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS-SSTOPS OC


THIS PICTURE IS GOING VIRAL TONIGHT.

SUCH A SIMPLE ACT --

A PUBLIX EMPLOYEE TYING A CUSTOMER'S SHOE.

BUT THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTO --

MAY INSPIRE YOU TO YOUR OWN GOOD DEEDS. Return to index of stories...


FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS-PKG


20-year-old Gage Boucher spends several nights a week working as a stock clerk at the Publix off Granada Boulevard in Ormond Beach.

"I didn't really think nothing of it. I just came in the next day and I just realized it was big, I guess.

However, when he saw an elderly man who needed his help last Saturday night, he did not hesitate to act.

"I just seen he was struggling," Boucher explained. "I looked over and he was going to do it and I just asked him to do it. I did his one shoe and I did the other. He was trying to give me money, in the picture you can see he's got his wallet and I said 'don't worry about it. I'll just do it.'"

Meanwhile, the Ormond Beach man who captured the moment said he was simply in the store to buy some steaks, but he was moved by the random act of kindness.

"I've never seen that in a long long time, other than opening a door for someone and I was touched," said Keith Kiel, the man who took the picture. "I actually physically got a little emotional and I fumbled for my camera and I was going 'please let me get this shot.'"

"It's a big deal but it's just ordinary, common," Boucher said.

Boucher's so-called ordinary act has been liked by about 200,000 people on Facebook and shared across social media by thousands of others.

Boucher hopes his good deed will be an inspiration to others.

"Just do it. Start being kind and if you see somebody needs help, just help them out". Return to index of stories...


FL PUBLIX RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS-OC


THAT MAN WHO TOOK THE PICTURE SAYS HE WAS SO INSPIRED --

HE'S ALREADY STARTED VOLUNTEERING AT NURSING HOMES IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


PARENT PHONE APP-OTS VO


FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS, NOT KNOWING WHERE YOUR CHILD IS CAN BE FRUSTRATING-

EVEN FRIGHTENING.

AND GIVING THEM A PHONE, DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN THEY'LL ANSWER.

THAT'S WHY A TEXAS MOM INVENTED AN APP THAT LOCKS THEM OUT OF GAMES AND TEXTING AND ONLY ALLOWS THEM TO CALL THEIR PARENTS.

THE PARENTS HAVE TO GIVE THE CHILD THE 4 DIGIT CODE TO BE ABLE TO UNLOCK THE PHONE.

THE "IGNORE NO MORE" APP IS TWO DOLLARS AND ONLY AVAILABLE FOR

ANDROID PHONES RIGHT NOW-

BUT A I-PHONE VERSION IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED SOON. Return to index of stories...


SEA WORLD STOCKS-OC VO


WHALES AREN'T THE ONLY THINGS PLUNGING AT SEAWORLD.

INVESTORS ARE SCRAMBLING AFTER SERA WORLD STOCK DROPPED 33 PERCENT --

IN A DAY.

ATTENDANCE IS FALLING.

REVENUE IS PLUMMETING.

BACKLASH FROM A CNN DOCUMENTARY CALLED BLACKFISH MAY BE TO BLAME.

THE FILM ACCUSED THE THEME PARK OF MISTREATING ITS KILLER WHALES. Return to index of stories...


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


"hands up, don't shoot, hands up, don't shoot."

THAT'S THE RALLYING CRY TONIGHT IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI.

SEE THE CHAOS.

THE RIOTS.

THE VIOLENCE.

AND HEAR FROM NEW WITNESSES --

DESCRIBING THE KILLING THAT SENT EVERYTHING OUT OF CONTROL.

PLUS --

HER FIVE-YEAR-RUN IS OVER!

HOW THE *MOST WANTED WOMAN* IN THEIR ENTIRE U-S --

WAS CAUGHT.

AND WHY U-S MARSHALS WANTED HER IN CUSTODY SO BADLY.

AND --

DID YOU KNOW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT CAN GET THIS HOT?

TEMPERATURES NEARING 200 DEGREES!

WHAT PARENTS CAN LEARN FROM THOSE SCARY NUMBERS --

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TZ3A FERGUSON MO LATEST-NATSVO


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TZ3B MOST WANTED WOMAN-VOTOPS


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TZ3C PLAYGROUNDS-VOTOPS


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


BUT FIRST - MEET ABC 7'S FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY.

ELIZABETH MTZ-RUBIO OF IMMOKALEE

THANKS FOR WATCHING ELIZABETH

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