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DIRECTORS PAGE EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
HEADLINES-SOTTOPS THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-TC MON
STORMWARN 7 FORECAST-CLIP THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-ONCAM
BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP CANCER FUNDS STOLEN-SOTVO
PG BUSINESSWOMAN CONNED-SOTVO CA DEADBEAT DAD-SOTVO
PG BUSINESSWOMAN CONNED-SOTVO BABY BORN AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-SOTVO
MARKETING SWFL TO YOUNG PEOPLE-VO IN MON DETERGENT CAUSES EYE DAMAGE-VO
MARKETING SWFL TO YOUNG PEOPLE-SOTVO COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
LICENSED CONTRACTOR WARNING-VO-WIPE FREE COOKIES FOR EVERYONE-VOTOPS
LICENSED CONTRACTOR WARNING-SOTVO-BNR TEASE TWO-POP
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO
NFM STABBING INVESTIGATION-VO NIGHTLINE TEASE-SOTTOPS
PEDRO BRAVO GUILTY-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
LAKELAND CHILD ABUSE-TC MON VO NHL HOCKEY-POPMON
AUTISTIC TEEN BEATEN-VO IN TC MON NHL HOCKEY-VOTOPS
FERGUSON UPDATE-SOTVO NHL HOCKEY-SOTOPS
FERGUSON UPDATE-VOTOPS FGCU SOCCER-VOTOPS
AMISH GIRLS UPDATE-SOTVO LL WORLD SERIES-VOTOPS
DAD SHOOTS DAUGHTER-VO LL WORLD SERIES-SOTTOPS
ALLIGATOR SHOT-VO-WIPE RED SOX-POPMON
ALLIGATOR SHOT-SOTVO RED SOX-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP RAYS YANKEES-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE------------ MIRACLE POSTPONED-VIDBOX
TZ1A THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-VOTOPS EAGLES PATS-POPMON
TZ1B DETERGENT CAUSES EYE DAMAGE-SOTVO EAGLES PATS-VOTOPS
DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP NOTRE DAME-VOTOP
WEATHER-PWC NOTRE DAME-SOTTOPS
WEATHER-WXWALL PGA GOLF-VOTOPS
TZ EXTRA------------ TOSS TO BREAK-POP
A) THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-VOTOPS FREE COOKIES FOR EVERYONE-VO
B) BABY BORN AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-VOTOPS CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


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HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS HELPING A MILITARY VET --

DOWN ON HIS LUCK!

10:41:42 "With his story he could scam anybody." 10:41:44

NOW AT 11 --

THIS PUNTA GORDA BUSINESSWOMAN'S STARTLING DISCOVERY --

WHEN SHE GOOGLED THE MAN SHE GAVE MONEY TO!

PLUS --

BEACHES AND SUNSHINE.

YOU'D *THINK* SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WOULD BE EASY TO SELL TO TOURISTS.

NEW TONIGHT --

WHY LEE COUNTY SAYS 'WHAT WE'RE DOING IS NOT WORKING'

AND THE WRONG TARGET!

WHY A THIEF WHO STOLE THIS WOMAN'S VAN --

WOUND UP GIVING IT *BACK* TO HER.

HEAR HOW SHE OUTSMARTED HIM --

RIGHT NOW ON ABC7 NEWS AT 11! Return to index of stories...


STORMWARN 7 FORECAST-CLIP


STORMWARN 7 FORECAST Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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PG BUSINESSWOMAN CONNED-SOTVO


OUR BIG STORY AT 11 --

SHE THOUGHT WE WAS HELPING A WAR VET.

SHE WAS ACTUALLY HELPING A SEX OFFENDER.

"I just think it's a black eye to anybody that served in the military."

FRANK LEE IS ACTUALLY A WAR VET.

HE SERVED TWO YEARS IN VIETNAM.

HE'S DISGUSTED A MAN WITH NO ARM WALKED INTO VALENTINA'S ANTIQUE SHOP IN PUNTA GORDA --

CLAIMING TO BE A VET --

AND ASKED STORE MANAGER PATRICIA KENNEDY FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


PG BUSINESSWOMAN CONNED-SOTVO


"he said he recently got back from the war, and I'm a wounded veteran, and i'm sorta stuck here."

FEELING BAD, KENNEDY WROTE HIM A CHECK FOR 75 DOLLARS.

THEN, CURIOUS, SHE GOOGLED HIM.

AND WAS FLABBERGASTED TO SEE, THE MAN'S A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER, WHO SERVED TIME FOR KIDNAPPING AND SEXUAL BATTERY.

WE'LL NAME HIM, IF HE'S ARRESTED.

PUNTA GORDA POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING.

THEY SAY OUR BIG STORY'S A REMINDER --

INVESTIGATE FULLY, BEFORE GIVING SOMEONE CASH. Return to index of stories...


MARKETING SWFL TO YOUNG PEOPLE-VO IN MON


PEOPLE ARE VISITING LEE COUNTY IN RECORD NUMBERS --

BUT NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THOSE VISITORS AREN'T GETTING YOUNGER.

ACCORDING TO THE LEE COUNTY VISITOR AND CONVENTION BUREAU --

OUR VISITORS ARE AGING FIVE TIMES FASTER THAN THE GLOBAL TREND.

THEY'RE WORKING ON MARKETING TOWARD THE NEXT GENERATION OF TRAVELLER.

YOUNG PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO SAY THAT RESEARCH IS NO SURPRISE. Return to index of stories...


MARKETING SWFL TO YOUNG PEOPLE-SOTVO


Come stay at our country clubs or come here to retire stuff like that. well if its the younger generation that we're actually looking for to come here, we need to figure something out to pull them in

THE V-C-B IS WORKING ON MARKETING CAMPAIGNS TO TARGET YOUNGER DEMOGRAPHICS.

THAT WAY THEY CAN KEEP TOURISM NUMBERS UP IN THE FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


LICENSED CONTRACTOR WARNING-VO-WIPE


14 CONTRACTORS IN LEE COUNTY FACE CHARGES TONIGHT --

ACCUSED OF WORKING IN HOMES WITHOUT LICENSES.

L-C-S-O CALLED IT "OPERATION FREELOADER."

WHATEVER THE WORK --

CONSTRUCTION, CONTRACTING, PLUMBING --

STATE LICENSES HAVE TO BE UP TO DATE.

IT PROTECTS BOTH THE CUSTOMER AND THE WORKER.

FOR YOU --

IT CAN HELP PREVENT FRAUD OR SHODDY WORK.

NEW TONIGHT --

WE SPOKE TO THE WIFE OF ONE MAN ARRESTED.

SHE DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW HER FACE --

BUT CALLS THIS A MISUNDERSTANDING. Return to index of stories...


LICENSED CONTRACTOR WARNING-SOTVO-BNR


0448 he figured because our family is struggling, he'd go see what the job entail just to try and make some more money.

THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

IT'S AN EASY SEARCH YOU CAN DO ONLINE --

FOR BACKGROUND ON A CONTRACTOR.

WE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE -- ABC-DASH-7.COM. Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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NFM STABBING INVESTIGATION-VO


A STABBING VICTIM IS IN THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT - AND DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAVE A PERSON OF INTEREST IN CUSTODY.

THE STABBING HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS TELL US THIS HOUSE ON BARTHOLOMEW DRIVE IS A PARTY HOUSE.

THEY TELL US DEPUTIES ARE CONSTANTLY AT THE HOUSE.

ABC7 IS WORKING TO LEARN HOW THE VICTIM IS DOING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


PEDRO BRAVO GUILTY-VO


NEW AT 11 --

A GAINESVILLE JURY JUST FOUND A MAN GUILTY FOR MURDERING A UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA STUDENT.

HIS ONE-TIME BEST FRIEND.

PEDRO BRAVO STRANGLED CHRISTIAN AGUILAR TO DEATH AND LEFT HIS BODY IN THE WOODS FOR WEEKS.

PROSECUTORS SAY BRAVO KILLED AGUILAR BECAUSE HE WAS DATING A WOMAN BRAVO WAS OBSESSED WITH.

BRAVO WILL SERVE LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


LAKELAND CHILD ABUSE-TC MON VO


NEW TONIGHT --

A FLORIDA COUPLE IS ACCUSED OF ABUSING TWO CHILDREN SO BADLY --

ONE OF THEM CALLED 9-1-1.

POLK COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY SEAN PEARSON AND HIS GIRLFRIEND --

JESSICA ROWLAND -- WERE WATCHING AN 11 YEAR OLD AND A 12 YEAR OLD.

THE SHERIFF SAYS THEY LOCKED THE KIDS IN CLOSETS --

AND FORCED THEM TO SIT ON CANS OF VEGETABLES UNTIL THEIR BACKSIDES WENT NUMB.

IT GOT SO BAD THE 12 YEAR OLD CALLED POLICE.

WHEN DEPUTIES WERE CONVINCED IT WAS HAPPENING --

THE COUPLE WAS ARRESTED.

THE CHILDREN ARE IN DCF CUSTODY. Return to index of stories...


AUTISTIC TEEN BEATEN-VO IN TC MON


A FLORIDA TEEN IS ACCUSED OF BEATING UP A BOY WITH AUTISM --

WHILE SOMEONE RECORDED THE ATTACK!

THE 16 YEAR OLD VICTIM IN OKEECHOBEE SAYS HE GOT BEAT UP A PARTY.

POLICE FOUND HIM AFTER MIDNIGHT -- LYING IN THE ROAD.

THE ATTACKER WAS LATER FOUND BECAUSE THE VIDEO WENT UP ON FACEBOOK.

BUT NOT BEFORE HURTING THE VICTIM'S HEAD, NECK AND FACE. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON UPDATE-SOTVO


TONIGHT WE CAN FINALLY TELL YOU THE NAME OF THE OFFICER --

INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING OF AN UNARMED MISSOURI TEEN.

"The officer that was involved in the shooting of Michael Brown was Darren

Wilson."

THE FERGUSON POLICE CHIEF MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY--

NEARLY A WEEK AFTER THE SHOOTING.

DARREN WILSON HAS BEEN AN OFFICER FOR 6 YEARS.

POLICE DIDN'T PROVIDE A PICTURE.

BUT THEY DID SHARE A DIFFERENT ONE. Return to index of stories...


FERGUSON UPDATE-VOTOPS


THEY SAY THAT'S MICHAEL BROWN --

THE YOUNG MAN KILLED -- IN THE MIDDLE OF WHAT THEY CALL A STRONG-ARM ROBBERY.

JUST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING.

TODAY POLICE SAID -- AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING --

WILSON DIDN'T KNOW THE TEEN WAS A SUSPECT.

HE WAS GIVEN A DESCRIPTON OF A BLACK MALE IN A WHITE T-SHIRT.

BROWN'S FAMILY SAYS THEY'RE BEYOND OUTRAGED. Return to index of stories...


AMISH GIRLS UPDATE-SOTVO


ALL NEW AT 11 --

A MAN AND WOMAN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN THE ABDUCTION OF TWO AMISH GIRLS IN NEW YORK STATE.

A 39 YEAR OLD MAN AND 25 YEAR OLD WOMAN ARE CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE KIDNAPPING.

ALSO NEW TONIGHT --

WE'RE HEARING FROM THE COUPLE WHO FOUND THE GIRLS.

"I peeked out the window and I saw two Amish girls and I knew instantly it

had to be the ones that were missing"

PAM STINTSON SAYS THE GIRLS SHOWED UP AT HER HOUSE, BAREFOOT AND HUNGRY.

THE TWO WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR OWN PROPERTY WEDNESDAY NIGHT --

THEN REAPPEARED 30 MILES AWAY ON A RANDOM STREET.

THE STINTSON'S DIDN'T WANT TO CAUSE A BIG SCENE BY CALLING POLICE --

SO THEY DECIDED TO DRIVE THEM HOME.

THEY MADE IT SAFELY TO THEIR FRONT DOOR. Return to index of stories...


DAD SHOOTS DAUGHTER-VO


A VIRGINIA TEEN IS STABLE TONIGHT --

AFTER HER DAD ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HER.

HER FATHER IS A SERGEANT WITH THE LOCAL SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

INVESTIGATOR SAY HIS DAUGHTER SNUCK OUT.

SHE TRIGGERED THE SECURITY ALARM WHEN SHE CAME BACK.

DAD ONLY SAW A SHADOW IN THE DARK --

AND FIRED HIS GUN.

WHEN HE REALIZED IT WAS HIS DAUGHTER --

HE TRIED TO DRIVE HER TO THE HOSPITAL.

HE CRASHED ON THE WAY.

HE'S ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WHILE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE. Return to index of stories...


ALLIGATOR SHOT-VO-WIPE


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS SHOOTING --

WHEN HE GUNNED DOWN AN ALLIGATOR.

NILE DUPPSTADT SAYS HE WAS TIRED OF SEEING IT --

RIGHT NEAR HIS PROPERTY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

BUT SHOOTING ONE WITHOUT A LICENSE IN FLORIDA --

IS A FELONY.

DUPPSTADT SAYS HE WAS READING A BOOK ABOUT THE EVERGLADES THAT UPSET --

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ALLIGATOR SHOT-SOTVO


NILE DUPPSTADT

ADMITTS SHOOTING THE ALLIGATOR

SOT 2156 I regret I did it it was sort of a, i don't know, crime of passion or something like that I just, had enough

DUPPSTADT WAS ALSO ARRESTED FOR FIRING A GUN IN PUBLIC. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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


THIS WOMAN IS ONE TOUGH COOKIE!

WAIT TIL YOU HEAR HOW SHE TRACKED DOWN THAT STOLE HER VAN --

AND CONVINCED HIM TO GIVE IT BACK!

POLICE DON'T LIKE HER TACTICS.

PLUS --

he was screaming. just screaming crying

AND HIS EYES WERE BURNING!

MOMS AND DADS --

WE INVESTIGATE WHY LAUNDRY IS PUTTING SOME CHILDREN'S PUPILS IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1A THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-VOTOPS


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TZ1B DETERGENT CAUSES EYE DAMAGE-SOTVO


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DAVID WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


DAVID WX OPEN Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-PWC


FORECAST: Details on Saturday's rain chances

Though the heaviest of the showers and storms have ended across Southwest Florida, some lingering light rain will continue in the region through midnight.

Friday's storms dropped some considerable amounts of rain with radar-based totals ranging from 4 to 7" along Interstate 75 south of Corkscrew Road and north of Bonita Beach Road in the past 24 hours.

Widespread areas in Lee County from Cape Coral through Fort Myers saw between.5 and 3" of rain.

For the upcoming weekend, we will again bear the chance of a shower or storm in the morning on Saturday, compliments of the continued onshore wind flow regime that will continue.

By Saturday afternoon the greatest coverage of rain and thunder should mainly be along and east of Interstate 75, with an isolated risk remaining in the forecast for communities closer to the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-WXWALL


FORECAST: Weekend rain chances

An onshore wind flow pattern will continue tonight pushing scattered showers and storms from the Gulf of Mexico toward Southwest Florida.

Through this evening areas of rain and thunder will continue, with the activity becoming increasing isolated in coverage toward midnight.

For the upcoming weekend, we will again bear the chance of a shower or storm in the morning on Saturday, compliments of the continued onshore wind flow. By the afternoon the greatest coverage of rain and thunder should mainly be along and east of Interstate 75, with an isolated risk remaining in the forecast for communities closer to the Gulf of Mexico shoreline.

Temperatures on Saturday are expected to range from the upper 80s along the beaches to low 90s for communities inland.

On Sunday, a wedge of drier air will begin working into the mid-levels of the atmosphere. This air will help to cut back significantly on our rainfall opportunities with rain chances falling to around 20% during the afternoon.

With less rain on the radar temperatures should be able to warm up near 94 degrees just after lunchtime.

TROPICAL UPDATE

No tropical cyclones are active in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. None are expected to be able to develop within the next two days as well.

Despite the lack of any organized tropical activity, tropical waves off the coast of Africa continue to move along in the Atlantic. There continues to be a good deal of dry and dusty air over the water, and that is helping to keep conditions relatively quiet. Return to index of stories...


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


SHE'S A ONE-MAN CRIME-FIGHTING MACHINE!

SOMEONE STOLE HER VAN.

BUT SHE FOUND HIM.

AND CONVINCED HIM --

TO GIVE IT BACK!

TRUST ME, YOU'LL WANT TO HEAR HOW.

PLUS --

THIS WOMAN WALKED INTO AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH ONE CHILD --

AND WALKED OUT WITH TWO!

FIND OUT HOW --

IN JUST 60 SECONDS AWAY AFTER LOTTO! Return to index of stories...


A) THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-VOTOPS


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B) BABY BORN AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-VOTOPS


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EXTRA AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-TC MON


YOUR CAR IS STOLEN -

AFTER PANIC -

YOUR FIRST MOVE?

CALL THE POLICE.

ONE MISSOURI WOMAN TRIED A DIFFERENT TACTIC.

SHE TEXTED THE THIEF TO HAVE A HEART AND IT WORKED.

BUT THERE'S A TWIST -- THAT WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE THERE'S GOOD DEEP DOWN IN ALL OF US. Return to index of stories...


THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-PKG


--

"I was parked probably just by the doors."

--

WHEN MEGAN BRATTEN WALKED OUT OF THIS K-MART --

HER PARKING SPOT WAS EMPTY.

HER VAN HAD BEEN STOLEN.

--

"I just got angry. Then I remembered that phone was in there."

--

SHE DIDN'T CALL POLICE -- INSTEAD SHE STARTED TEXTING THE THIEF.

--

"I used some pretty explicit words and I said hey you just stole a single mother of five's work van."

--

FOR THREE HOURS SHE TEXTED -- PLEADING FOR HER VAN.

LOOK AT HER FINAL MESSAGE: JUST GIVE ME MY VAN BACK.

IT WORKED.

--

"He text me back and gave me step by step directions where to find the van and I went there with my mom and my dog and the van was there."

--

--

THE THIEF ALSO HAD A STORY THAT HE TEXTED TO MEGAN.

IN IT HE CLAIMED HE STOLE HER VAN BECAUSE HE WAS A FATHER, WITHOUT A JOB.

HE EVEN APOLOGIZED - SAYING HE KNEW IT WAS WRONG.

--

Bratten - "I can relate on the human level/people act out of fear and desperation."

--

AS A MOTHER OF FIVE - HER ANGER TURNED TO UNDERSTANDING.

--

"What matters in the end he really did the right thing." Return to index of stories...


THIEF RETURNS STOLEN VAN-ONCAM


IT DOESN'T END THERE.

IN ONE TEXT - MEGAN TOLD THE THIEF THE VAN WAS OLD.

IT WAS BAD -

IT LEAKED TRANSMISSION FLUID.

WHEN SHE GOT BACK HER VAN - THE TRANSMISSION FLUID WAS TOPPED OFF.

THERE'S ALSO A WARNING HERE --

OFFICERS SAY WHAT MEGAN DID WAS RISKY.

THEY SHOULD HAVE CALLED THEM -- TO GO WITH HER -- BECAUSE THIS STORY COULD HAVE HAD A DIFFERENT ENDING. Return to index of stories...


CANCER FUNDS STOLEN-SOTVO


AN IOWA WOMAN FACES ACCUATIONS --

SHE RAISED MONEY FOR A FRIEND WITH CANCER --

THEN POCKETING THE CASH FOR HERSELF.

"I'm dying of cancer, you know, I've got bills.

DENNIS EDMOND'S FRIENDS HOSTED A BENEFIT FOR HIM IN JUNE.

THEY DID IT AT A LOCAL PIZZA PLACE.

THE MONEY WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TOWARD PAYING FOR HIS FUNERAL.

THE BENEFIT RAISED 450 DOLLARS.

BUT TWO MONTHS LATER --

HE SAYS HE'S NEVER SEEN A DIME.

POLICE ARRESTED HIS FRIEND FOR STEALING THAT MONEY --

THE LADY WHO SET UP THE EVENT.

BUT EDMONDS IS STILL LEFT WITH A PILE OF BILLS, NO INSURANCE, AND NOT MUCH TIME LEFT TO LIVE. Return to index of stories...


CA DEADBEAT DAD-SOTVO


A SELF-PROCLAIMED LIFE COACH TO THE STARS --

IS NOW ON THE HOOK FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CHILD SUPPORT.

"Hi! I'm Raul Rodriguez. And I'm Jorrie McDonald"

RAUL RODRIGUEZ IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET --

AS A LIFE COACH AND A TRAINER.

BUT IT'S HIS *NEWEST* PHOTO THAT HAS EVERYONE BUZZING.

HIS MUG SHOT.

TURNS OUT --

RODRIGUEZ IS REALLY RAUL CARDONA, A 48 YEAR FATHER --

WHO'S ALMOST 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS BEHIND ON CHILD SUPPORT.

DETECTIVES SAY HE HAS BEEN LIVING IN L-A SINCE AT LEAST 2008.

HE HAS ANOTHER CHILD WITH HIS CURRENT GIRLFRIEND.

BUT IT'S A CHILD IN MILWAUKEE HE'S NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT ON. Return to index of stories...


BABY BORN AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-SOTVO


A TEXAS MOM WAS SO DETERMINED TO GET HER SON INTO PRE-K.

SHE WENT TO REGISTER HIM WHILE SHE WAS IN LABOR.

"I went and gave them the package and said am I missing anything else cause I'm in labor right now and I have to go."

BUT SHE DIDN'T MAKE IT OUT THE DOOR OF THE SCHOOL.

SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE NURSES OFFICE --

WHERE THE NURSE CALLED 911.

BUT THE BABY WOULDN'T WAIT.

THE SCHOOL NURSE HAD TO DELIVER HIM.

THEY SWADDLED THE BABY IN T-SHIRTS BECAUSE THERE WEREN'T ANY TOWELS.

THE AMBULANCE SHOWED UP AND GOT MOM AND BABY TO THE HOSPITAL.

THEY'RE DOING JUST FINE.

ON A SIDE NOTE --

HER 4 YEAR OLD WAS ALSO SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED FOR SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


DETERGENT CAUSES EYE DAMAGE-VO


WE'VE ALL SEEN THE COLORFUL LAUNDRY DETERGENT PODS --

AND WE'VE TOLD YOU, IT'S A PROBLEM IF KIDS EAT THEM.

ONE GEORGIA MOM SAYS --

WORRY ABOUT THEIR EYES TOO.

SHE SAYS HER 2 YEAR OLD SON MANAGED TO BURST ONE OPEN --

AND THE CHEMICALS GOT IN HIS EYES.

SHE FLUSHED THEM OUT --

BUT THE DAMAGE WAS DONE.

DOCTORS SAY THEY WERE 80 PERCENT BURNED.

THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN LONG-TERM.

THIS ISN'T THE ONLY SCARE WE'VE SEEN WITH THE PODS.

LAST YEAR --

A FLORIDA INFANT DIED AFTER EATING ONE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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FREE COOKIES FOR EVERYONE-VOTOPS


IN *EVERY* MAILBOX IN ONE SMALL TOWN THIS WEEK --

THERE WAS A TINY BOX.

WHAT WAS IN IT?

STILL TO COME --

THE SURPRISE *TINY* GIFT FROM ONE AMERICA'S BIGGEST COMPANIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-POP


THE BEST HOCKEY PLAYER ON THE PLANET WRAPPING UP HIS WEEK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- WE'LL HEAR FROM NHL STAR SIDNEY CROSBY COMING UP---

PLUS-- WHO SAYS GIRLS ARE MADE OF SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE-- THIS YOUNG PICTCHER WAS GETTING NASTY AT THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SPORTS TEASE-VO


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NIGHTLINE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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NHL HOCKEY-POPMON


OF THE MILLIONS OF HOCKEY PLAYERS AROUND THE WORLD ---- ONLY 700 ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY IN THE NHL EVERY YEAR--- AND OF THE SUPER ELITE--- SIDNEY CROSBY IS WIDELY CONSIDERED THE BEST OF THE BEST------- CROSBY CHOSE TO HONE HIS SKILLS THIS WEEK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA---- AND HE'S GOT PLENTY OF SKILLS TO HONE-- LAST YEAR-- HE WAS THE NHL'S TOP SCORER AND MOST VALUABLE PLAYER--- Return to index of stories...


NHL HOCKEY-VOTOPS


CROSBY --- AND SEVERAL OTHER NHL STARS--- HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT AT GERMAIN ARENA ALL WEEK---

--- IT'S A CHANCE FOR THESE GUYS TO BREAK THE ROUTINE OF THEIR DAILY WORKOUTS--- AND COME TO A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN NOT ONLY GET THEIR TRAINING IN-- BUT RELAX -- WHEN THE WORK IS DONE--- Return to index of stories...


NHL HOCKEY-SOTOPS


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FGCU SOCCER-VOTOPS


THE FGCU MEN'S SOCCER TEAM-- HAS WON 4 STRAIGHT CONFERENCE TITLES-- AND THAT TREND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THIS FALL ---

THE COACHES HAVE PICKED THE EAGLES TO WIN THE ATLANATIC SUN --- ALONG WITH LIPSCOMB-- WHO WERE CO-FAVORITES---

THE EAGLES ARE LOADED WITH TALENT-- THEY HAVE 6 ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS INCLUDING PRESEASON CONFERNENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR--- RODRIGO --- Return to index of stories...


LL WORLD SERIES-VOTOPS


IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE NAME DAVIS-- YOU SOON WILL---

THIS 13 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM PHILADELPHIA--- THREW A SHUTOUT TODAY AT THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES--- BECOMING THE FIRST GIRL TO DO SO---

DAVIS STRUCK OUT 8-- WITH HER 70 MILE-AN-HOUR FASTBALL---

DAVIS IS NOT THE FIRST GIRL TO PLAY IN THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES BUT SHE'S PROVING TO BE THE BEST

--- AND SAYS ALL THIS ATTENTION DOES NOT BOTHER HER---- Return to index of stories...


LL WORLD SERIES-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-POPMON


IF YOU LIKE WORTHLESS TRIVIA. WELL. I'VE GOT SOME FOR YOU. TODAY IS AUGUST 15TH. ALSO KNOWN AS BEN AFFLECKS BIRTHDAY. WHO IS NOT ONLY A BIGTIME MOVIE STAR. BUT BIGTIME RED SOX FAN. THE PROBLEM IS. THE RED SOX HAVE BEEN HORRIBLE ON HIS BIRTHDAY. SOX HAVEN'T WON A GAME ON AUGUST 15TH SINCE 1998. BOSTON TRYING TO END THAT STREAK. AND HELP AFFLECK CELEBRATE HIS 42N BIRTHDAY. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX-VOTOPS


THE HOUSTON ASTROS-- CLEARLY DO NOT CARE ABOUT BEN AFFLECK'S BIRTHDAY-- THEY WERE CRASHING THE PARTY TONIGHT---

5TH INNING ROBBIE GROSSMAN--- SHOOTS ONE PASSED FIRST------ ONE RUN SCORES--- 2-1 RED SOX---

AND THE ASTROS--- SCORE 2 IN THE TENTH TO WIN 5-3 -- CONTINUING THE AFFLECK DROUGHT Return to index of stories...


RAYS YANKEES-VOTOPS


DEREK JETER AND THE YANKEES DROPPING BY ST. PETE TONIGHT--

PROBABLY WISHED THEY HADN'T BECAUSE -- ALEX COBB WAS DEALING--

COBB WENT 7 SCORELESS INNING STRUCK OUT 8-- RAYS WIN 5-0

TAMPA IS BACK TO 500 ON THE YEAR-- Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE POSTPONED-VIDBOX


MOTHER NATURE WIPING OUT THE MIRACLES GAME TONIGHT WITH --- PALM BEACH--

THAT GAME WILL BE MADE UP SATURDAY AS PART OF A DOUBLE HEADER-- GAME ONE AT 5:05

FIREWORKS TO FOLLOW GAME TWO--- AT JETBLUE PARK--- Return to index of stories...


EAGLES PATS-POPMON


THE NFL. FOR MOST PLAYERS. THAT STAND FOR. NOT FOR LONG. THE AVERAGE SHELF LIFE OF AN NFL PLAYER. JUST 3 YEARS. WHICH MAKES CAPE CORAL GRAD NATE ALLEN. ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES. THE MAN'S ALREADY PLAYED 4 SEASON. BUT THAT DOESNT' MEAN HE WANTS THE PARTY TO END. Return to index of stories...


EAGLES PATS-VOTOPS


ALLEN AND THE EAGLES TAKING ON TOM BRADY AND THE PATRIOTS--

FIRST DRIVE-- NOT A GOOD FOR BRADY AND HIS BUNCH--- CARY WILLIAMS JUMPS THIS ROUTE AND IS HEADING THE OTHER WAY-----

--- WILLIAMS TURNS THIS IN TO A 77 YARD TOUCHDOWN RETURN---- EAGLES UP 7-0

NEW ENGLAND WOULD COME BACK TO WIN 42-35---- --- NATE ALLEN WITH 4 TACKLES ON THE DAY Return to index of stories...


NOTRE DAME-VOTOP


BAD NEWS FOR THE NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL TEAM--- AS WE ARE JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY FROM THE START OF THE SEASON

------ 4 KEY FOOTBALL PLAYERS--- INCLUDING 3 STARTERS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TEAM-- FOR ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT---

ITS PART OF AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AT NOTRE DAME---

THE PLAYERS INCLUDE -- WIDE RECEIVER DAVARIS DANIELS AND DEFENSIVE BACK RUSSELL-- BOTH HELP THE IRISH GET TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2 YEARS AGO

HEAD COACH BRIAN KELLY MAINTAINS-- THAT HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE PROBLEM Return to index of stories...


NOTRE DAME-SOTTOPS


WAIT Return to index of stories...


PGA GOLF-VOTOPS


WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP----

HEATH SLOCUM--- LEADING -- THANKS TO SHOTS LIKE THIS -- STICKS HIS APPROACH NICE AND SNUG

HE WOULD BIRDIE FROM THERE--- SLOCUM AND SCOTT LANGELY LEAD AT 10 UNDER Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-POP


THAT'S A LOOK AT SPORTS.

UP NEXT --

WHY AN *ENTIRE* TOWN IS EATING OREOS TONIGHT.

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


FREE COOKIES FOR EVERYONE-VO


50 SMALL TOWNS ARE GETTING FREE TREATS FROM ONE OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE COOKIE MAKERS.

OREO DELIVERED SMALL PACKAGES TO EVERY SINGLE HOME IN BALLTOWN, IOWA.

THEY WERE THE TALK OF THE TOWN TODAY.

IT'S A LITTLE CITY KNOWN FOR ITS BREATHTAKING VIEWS AND THE OLDEST BAR IN IOWA.

ONLY 68 PEOPLE LIVE THERE.

BUT THEY ALL GOT ONE BOX WITH ONE COOKIE FROM OREO'S NEWEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE 11PM-4 SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...