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HL1) PRIEST ABUSE-trxSOTVO TZ1 A WOMAN STEALS POLICE CAR-NATSVO
HL2) WOMAN STEALS COP CAR-trxVOTOPS TZ1 B BANNING KIDS DEVICES-VOTOPS
HL3) LIKE A BOY-trxSOTVO JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
BIG STORY-CLIP FORECAST-PHC
PRIEST ABUSE-OTS VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
PRIEST ABUSE-SOTVO WOMAN STEALS POLICE CAR-VO IN TCMON WIPE
PROJECT BROWN-BNC VO WIPE NAPLES KAYAK BURGLARY-TRX VO TOPS
PROJECT BROWN-SOTVO BANNING KIDS FROM DEVICES-OTS VO OC
SINKING HOME-VO IN POP SS NO MORE FRAMILY PLANS-VO TOPS
BICYCLIST HIT-OC VO WIPE FACEBOOK LABELS SATRICAL POSTS-OTS
WHISKEY CREEK BURGLARY-TRX VO TOPS NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
MISSING FLORIDA GIRL-POP SOTVO WIPE TEASE TWO------------
MISSING FLORIDA GIRL-SOTVO TZ2 A GMA LIKE A BOY-SOTVO-WIPE
FL WOMAN SHOOTS GRANDSON-OC VO TZ2 B MAYORS ALS CHALLENGE-VOTOPS
FL BOY TURNS MOM IN FOR METH-OC SS VO WIPE GMA LIKE A BOY-POP
FL BOY TURNS MOM IN FOR METH-SOTVO GMA LIKE A BOY-PKG
FLORIDA THEATER SHOOTING FUND-OTS VO MAYORS ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-TRX SOTVO TOPS OC
ANN SCOTT-OC VO WIPE NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
ANN SCOTT-SOTVO TEASE THREE------------
FL TOURISM-OC VIDBOX(3) TZ3 A MISSOURI-NATSVO
NEW PUNTA GORDA FLIGHT-OTS TZ3 B GIRL RESCUED-VO
LEE TRAN MEETING-OC VO TZ3 C SCHOOL SHOOTING-SOTVO
YOUR VOICE YOUR VOTE-CLIP FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS
ABSENTEE VOTING-OTS CG  


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00:17:55 "There are people who until today probably think Father

Joseph is an innocent man"

NEW AT 5-

SHOCKING NEW SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST A FORMER FORT MYERS CATHOLIC PRIEST.

TONIGHT WHAT THE VICTIM'S ATTORNEY IS SAYING.

NO SHAME IN HER GAME--

A WOMAN SO BRAZEN--

SHE STEALS A COP CAR--

RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE OFFICER!

SEE IT FOR YOURSELF RIGHT NOW AT 5.

AND--

they're just having fun.

BOYS IN DRESSES--

BOYS PLAYING WITH DOLLS.

RE-THINKING WHAT IT MEANS TO ACT LIKE A BOY--

NOW AT 5--

WHY MOMS ARE REJOICING.

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


HL1) PRIEST ABUSE-trxSOTVO


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HL2) WOMAN STEALS COP CAR-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) LIKE A BOY-trxSOTVO


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PRIEST ABUSE-OTS VO WIPE


OUR BIG STORY AT 5-

ABC 7 HAS OBTAINED ACCESS TO CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS DEFENDING ONE MAN'S CLAIMS HE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A FORT MYERS CATHOLIC PRIEST 21 YEARS AGO.

GOOD EVENING, I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE FORMER PRIEST JEAN RONALD JOSEPH CAME TO LIGHT IN 2008.

JOESPH DENIED THAT HE SEXUALLY ABUSED A 16-YEAR-OLD WHILE ASSIGNED TO ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH IN FORT MYERS.

BUT THE VICTIM'S ATTORNEY SAYS NEW DOCUMENTS PROVE THERE WAS MORE GOING THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.

AND THERE ARE ALSO ALLEGATIONS THAT THE DIOCESE OF VENICE KNEW ABOUT ADDITIONAL MISCONDUCT WITH OTHER BOYS.AND DID NOTHING.

THE CHURCH REMOVED HIM AS A PRIEST LAST YEAR.

THE NEW FINDINGS PROMPTED A CIVIL LAWSUIT THAT RECENTLY ENDED IN A SIX FIGURE SETTLEMENT-

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PRIEST ABUSE-SOTVO


THE DIOCESE SENT US A STATEMENT SAYING IT IS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THE CONCERNS OF VICTIMS OF CLERICAL SEXUAL ABUSE.

IT SAYS IN THIS CASE-

IT FOLLOWED PROCEDURE AND NOTIFIED AUTHORITIES.

BECAUSE OF THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS- NO CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN THIS CASE.

AT THIS TIME JOSEPH'S WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN. Return to index of stories...


PROJECT BROWN-BNC VO WIPE


LADIES YOU WILL LOVE THIS -

BIG NEWS FOR LEE COUNTY.

TONIGHT WE KNOW THE NAME OF THE MYSTERY COMPANY HOPING TO LOCATE IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE CAMUTO GROUP IS BEHIND HIGH-END BRANDS SUCH AS JIMMY CHU, TORY BURCH AND JESSICA SIMPSON.

THE COMPANY DISTRIBUTES PRODUCTS FROM THEIR CONNECTICUT OFFICES.

TODAY LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED 240 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN INCENTIVE MONEY TO LURE THE COMPANY TO THE AREA.

LEE COUNTY IS IN COMPETITION WITH FIVE OTHER SITES ACROSS THE NATION.

CAMUTO WILL BRING IN ABOUT 50 OFFICE JOBS WITH AVERAGE SALARY OF 55-THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


PROJECT BROWN-SOTVO


5133-39

Christine Ross - ED of Bonita/Estero economic development council

I think this makes a big statement about the fact we are a wonderful environment to do business

Take sot

Nelson

8 seconds

Really it's a collateral benefit- they'll make money and go to restaurants and make those places survive.

TOMORROW, BONITA SPRINGS COUNCILMEMBERS WILL VOTE ON OFFERING 35-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN INCENTIVE MONEY.

THE COMPANY SHOULD MAKE A FINAL DECISION IN A COUPLE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


SINKING HOME-VO IN POP SS


THE COMMUNITY IS COMING TOGETHER TO HELP AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHOSE HOUSE IS SINKING.

40 YEARS AGO-

CREWS BUILT THIS HOUSE ON TOP OF A CONSTRUCTION SITE.

OVER TIME, THE HOUSE HAS SHIFTED. CAUSING CRACKS IN THE FOUNDATION

THIS IS NEAR U-S 41 AND SANIBEL BOULEVARD IN SAN CARLOS PARK.

SINCE 2008, THE HOMEOWNER HAS HAD 22 SURGERIES AND DOCTOR'S HAD TO AMPUTATE HER LEG.

SO 12 COMPANIES DONATED THEIR TIME TODAY TO HELP STABILIZE HER HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


BICYCLIST HIT-OC VO WIPE


A BICYCLIST IS IN THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT AFTER HE WAS HIT BY A DRIVER.

IT HAPPENED IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AROUND 12:30 THIS AFTERNOON A DRIVER HIT THE BICYCLIST ON TAMIAMI TRAIL EAST.

PARAMEDICS TOOK THE VICTIM TO LEE MEMORIAL BY HELICOPTER.

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW HE IS DOING.

THE DRIVER DID STOP AND SPOKE WITH DEPUTIES.

THEY ARE STILL INVESTIGATING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BURGLARY-TRX VO TOPS


THIS IS EERIE.

WHILE ONE FAMILY WAS SLEEPING --

CAMERAS CAUGHT A MAN CREEPING AROUND THE PATIO OF THEIR HOUSE IN WHISKY CREEK.

HE BROKE INTO THE HOUSE AND STOLE A PURSE, LAPTOP AND CAR KEYS.

THIS WAS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

THE MAN DROVE OFF IN THE FAMILY'S 2002 SILVER TOYOTA FOUR RUNNER.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS MAN -- ONE MORE TIME.

YOU MIGHT KNOW HIM.

IF YOU DO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FLORIDA GIRL-POP SOTVO WIPE


A FATHER IS DISTRAUGHT TONIGHT AND A SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY ON EDGE. AS AUTHORITIES SEARCH DESPERATELY FOR THIS MISSING FORT LAUDERDALE TEENAGER.

SOT David McBride /Father

211208 I can't face the fact really that its my daughter that's gone. /

211327 because it just hurts too much to think about it

14-YEAR-OLD SHAINA MCBRIDE - DISAPPEARED FRIDAY MORNING AFTER LEAVING A HOUSEBOAT WHERE SHE LIVES WITH HER FATHER.

HE SAYS SHE TOOK NOTHING BUT HER CELL PHONE.

POLICE-DEPLOYED A DIVE TEAM, SEARCH DOGS. AND CHURCH MEMBERS PASSED OUT FLIERS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING FLORIDA GIRL-SOTVO


SOT Det. DeAnna Greenlaw / Fort Lauderdale Police Dept.

204504 This is a case of a child who came from a loving family, has family

support, friends that support her, she also is very much connected with her

local church. That is why it raises our suspicion.

DETECTIVES -ARE WORKING TO TRACK MCBRIDE'S CELLPHONE.

THEY SAY THEY DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY AT THIS TIME. Return to index of stories...


FL WOMAN SHOOTS GRANDSON-OC VO


A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER HIS GRANDMOTHER SHOT HIM.

SHE CLAIMS SHE THOUGHT HE WAS AN INTRUDER.

AROUND ONE THIS MORNING HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUITES SAY LINDA MADDOX SHOT THE BOY.

THEY SAY MADDOX AND HER TWO GRANDSONS WERE ASLEEP.

THEIR FATHER HAD JUST LEFT FOR WORK.

MADDOX TOLD DEPUTIES SHE HEARD HER BEDROOM DOOR OPEN AND SHE GRABBED A LOADED 22-CALIBER REVOLVER THAT WAS NEAR HER BED.

SHE FIRED ONE SHOT AND HIT THE BOY.

PARAMEDICS TOOK HIM TO THE HOSPITAL.

DOCTORS EXPECT HIM TO SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY TURNS MOM IN FOR METH-OC SS VO WIPE


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A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA BOY TURNED IN HIS MOTHER - TELLING AN ADULT SHE WAS COOKING AND USING METH.

IT TOOK HIM DAYS TO WORK UP THE COURAGE TO TELL SOMEONE.

OFFICERS IN EDGEWATER, FLORIDA ARRESTED THE BOY'S MOTHER -- BRIANA BUCHANAN.

SHE'S CHARGED WITH DRUG AND CHILD NEGLECT.

THE BOY WAS LIVING WITH HIS MOTHER AND HER BOYFRIEND'S BROTHER, PETER.

PETER TOLD OFFICERS HE THINKS OF THE BOY AS HIS NEPHEW.

HE SAYS FOR SEVERAL DAYS THE SEVEN-YEAR-OLD TOLD HIM HIS MOM WAS "COOKING SOMETHING BAD."

EVENTUALLY THE BOY SHOWED PETER EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY TURNS MOM IN FOR METH-SOTVO


PHONER ".and her son, who's seven, just told me she keeps bad stuff in her car, and he opened up the trunk and she has a meth lab in her trunk."

PETER TOOK THE BOY AND CALLED POLICE.

BUCHANAN IS IN JAIL ON 32-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA THEATER SHOOTING FUND-OTS VO


AN UPDATE TONIGHT ON THAT MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING CASE IN TAMPA-

POLICE SAY 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS IS MISSING FROM AN ACCOUNT FOR THE FAMILY OF THE MAN WHO WAS SHOT.

43-YEAR-OLD CHAD OULSON WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN JANUARY.

RETIRED TAMPA POLICE CAPTAIN CURTIS REEVES IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING OULSON AFTER A FIGHT ABOUT TEXTING.

SOMEONE SET UP A FUND FOR THE OULSON FAMILY-

BUT THE FUNDS WEREN'T SENT TO THEM UNTIL NOW.

THAT'S WHEN THEY LEARNED THE MONEY WAS MISSING. Return to index of stories...


ANN SCOTT-OC VO WIPE


NEW AT 5-

ABC 7 EXCLUSIVELY TALKED TO FLORIDA'S FIRST LADY, ANN SCOTT.

THIS MORNING SHE SPOKE WITH US AS SHE CONTINUES HER LITERACY CAMPAIGN ACROSS THE STATE.

SCOTT VISITED PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY IN EAST NAPLES.

SHE MET WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

THE FIRST LADY READ TO ONE CLASS, SAYING SHE WANTS TO PROMOTE LITERACY AT AN EARLY AGE.

SHE'S BEEN VISITING FLORIDA CLASSROOMS EVER SINCE HER HUSBAND, RICK SCOTT, WAS SWORN INTO OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


ANN SCOTT-SOTVO


Ann Scott/ First Lady - "Getting our kids to read as early as possible, uh, I think it builds a foundation for success in school and in life.

SHE'LL BE IN NAPLES AGAIN TOMORROW TO VISIT LAUREL OAK ELEMENTARY & GOLDEN TERRACE ELEMENTARY. Return to index of stories...


FL TOURISM-OC VIDBOX(3)


FLORIDA JUST SET A RECORD-

24 MILLION TOURISTS VISITED THE STATE IN JUST THREE MONTHS THIS YEAR.FROM APRIL THROUGH JUNE.

IT'S A THREE PERCENT JUMP OVER THE SAME TIME PERIOD A YEAR AGO.

VISIT FLORIDA, THE STATE'S TOURISM MARKETING ARM, ESTIMATES THE RECORD NUMBER INCLUDES TWO POINT 8 MILLION VISITORS FROM OVERSEAS AND 1 MILLION CANADIANS. Return to index of stories...


NEW PUNTA GORDA FLIGHT-OTS


SPEAKING OF TOURISM-

ALLEGIANT AIR ANNOUNCED TODAY IT IS OFFERING A NEW FLIGHT OUT OF PUNTA GORDA.

THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT TO HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA IS NOVEMBER 20TH-

FARES START AT 77 DOLLARS ONE WAY.

THE AIRLINE ALSO ANNOUNCED FOUR OTHER NEW ROUTES IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


LEE TRAN MEETING-OC VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW-

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE CONSIDERING WHETHER TO MAKE IT MORE EXPENSIVE FOR LEE TRAN RIDERS. TO GET A RIDE.

A FEW MINUTES AGO, COMMISSIONERS STARTED DISCUSSING THE TOPIC.

LEE TRAN WANTS TO RAISE THE BUS FARE BY A QUARTER -- FROM $1.25 PER PASSENGER TO $1.50.

PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES WHO USE THE A-D-A BUS WOULD PAY FIFTY CENTS MORE -- THREE DOLLARS.

YOU CAN WEIGH IN.

TONIGHT - IS THIS IS THE FIRST OF FIVE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE PROPOSED INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


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ABSENTEE VOTING-OTS CG


TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR ABSENTEE VOTING FOR NEXT WEEK'S PRIMARY ELECTION.

THE BALLOTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY TOMORROW AND RECEIVED BY ELECTION DAY.

YOU CAN STILL VOTE EARLY THROUGH SATURDAY AT 11 LOCATIONS IN LEE COUNTY.

YOU CAN GET THOSE BY GOING TO OUR WEBSITE-

ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM AND CLICKING ON SITES ON 7.

OR YOU CAN VOTE AT YOUR POLLING LOCATION NEXT TUESDAY.

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


NATS SIRENS TOWARD THE END OF PKG

A WILD CHASE.

A WOMAN BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THAT POLICE S-U-V.

HER SNEAKY THEFT AND HER ARREST IS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

IT'S MUST-SEE.

PLUS -

I-PHONES.

TABLETS.

NINTENDO D-S.

SHOULD WE BAN CHILDREN FROM HANDHELD DEVICES.

WHY ONE MOTHER SAYS YES.

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TZ1 A WOMAN STEALS POLICE CAR-NATSVO


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TZ1 B BANNING KIDS DEVICES-VOTOPS


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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


HEAT AND ISOLATED RAIN CHANCES

Our rainfall prospects look isolated tonight with only some spotty rain or thunder possible through this evening.

Temperatures are expected to cool only near 80 along the immediate coastline to mid and upper 70s further inland.

On Wednesday, our rainfall chances look isolated once again. Coverage of any pop-up showers or thunderstorms look to expand to less than 20% of the region. A few isolated downpours or storms could certainly develop in the afternoon or evening, but the majority of the area should remain unseasonably dry for mid August.

Temperatures look warm on Wednesday. Highs are expected to soar into the low 90s along the coast to mid 90s along the US41 and I-75 corridors.

TROPICAL UPDATE

A tropical wave over the Atlantic is showing some signs of possible organization. The National Hurricane Center has pegged the feature with a 30% chance of developing in the next two days. Environmental conditions remain a bit unfavorable for considerable development but the wave will be closely monitored as it approaches the Caribbean. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN STEALS POLICE CAR-VO IN TCMON WIPE


TALK ABOUT BRAZEN -

AND YOU GET TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF.

A WOMAN STOLE A POLICE S-U-V WITH THE OFFICER JUST A FEW FEET AWAY.

THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM A WAREHOUSE ACROSS THE STREET IN SAN DIEGO SHOWS HOW IT STARTED.

OFFICERS SAY THE WOMAN WALKED UP TO THE SQUAD CAR AND PUT SOME THINGS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

AN OFFICER SPOTTED HER, STOPPED HER AND SHE TURNED AROUND.

THE TWO TALKED FOR A WHILE BEFORE SHE LEFT.

A SHORT TIME LATER -

SHE'S BACK -- WEARING A DIFFERENT OUTFIT.

WATCH - SHE JUMPS INTO THE PATROL CAR AND SPEEDS OFF.

OFFICERS CHASED HER FOR

SHE LEAD POLICE ON A 30-MILE CHASE.

THEY CAUGHT HER AND SHE'S FACING NUMEROUS CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES KAYAK BURGLARY-TRX VO TOPS


BACK HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -

ANOTHER THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

TWO PEOPLE IN NAPLES STOLE A KAYAK.

THE COUPLE STOPPED AT THIS HOUSE ON GULFSHORE DRIVE.

THEY LOADED THE TANDEM KAYAK INTO THE BACK OF THEIR TRUCK AND TOOK OFF.

THIS HAPPENED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THIS VIDEO -

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THEM-

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BANNING KIDS FROM DEVICES-OTS VO OC


IN YOUR ABC 7 HEALTHY LIVING-

ONE PEDIATRIC THERAPIST SAYS KIDS YOUNGER THAN 12 SHOULD BE BANNED FROM USING HANDHELD DEVICES.

THINGS LIKE CELLPHONES- TABLETS- AND VIDEO GAMES.

SHE SAYS CHILDREN ARE USING TOO MUCH TECHNOLOGY AND THE BEST WAY TO FIX THAT-

IS NOT TO LET THEM USE IT AT ALL.

SHE SAYS THERE ARE PLENTY OF REASONS NOT TO LET THEM-

INCLUDING IMPAIRED LEARNING-

DELAYED DEVELOPMENT-

OBESITY-

SLEEP DEPRIVATION AND ADDICTION JUST TO NAME A FEW.

OTHER BLOGGERS HAVE SAID HER INFORMATION IS FLAWED AND THAT SHE OVERLOOKS ALL THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY

ONE MOM EVEN WRITES THAT YOU CAN TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PHYSICS AND GEOMETRY BY USING GAMES LIKE ANGRY BIRDS.

DO YOU THINK CHILDREN BE BANNED FROM USING HANDHELD DEVICES?

YOU CAN WEIGH IN ON THE DEBATE BY GOING TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE-

ABC 7 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NO MORE FRAMILY PLANS-VO TOPS


NEW AT 5-

SPRINT IS DITCHING THE "FRAMILY" PLANS.

THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED IT IS PHASING OUT THE OLD "FRAMILY" -- FAMILY AND FRIENDS -- PLAN.

INSTEAD-

IT WILL DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF DATA IN FAMILY PACK OPTIONS.

CUSTOMERS WITH "FRAMILY" PLANS CAN CONTINUE THEIR SERVICE OR SIGN UP FOR A NEW SHARED PLAN.

THE NEW PLANS WILL BE OFFERED STARTING ON FRIDAY. Return to index of stories...


FACEBOOK LABELS SATRICAL POSTS-OTS


IT'S A FACEBOOK FRUSTRATION-

NEWS STORIES POPPING UP ON YOUR FEED.

YOU THINK THEY'RE REAL --

WHEN YOU CLICK -- YOU FIND OUT IT'S FAKE AND IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE.

NOW TIME MAGAZINE REPORTS-

FACEBOOOK IS TRYING TO TAG SATRICAL POSTS TO USERS KNOWING THEY AREN'T REAL.

THE COMPANY IS TESTING ITS TAGGING PROGRAM. Return to index of stories...


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


Ericka Souter 07:41:30 - We would never want someone to tell our girls that / they can't do the same thing boys can do

YOUNG BOYS IN NAIL POLISH -

DRESSES-

PLAYING WITH DOLLS.

WHY DINOSAURS AND TEA PARTIES MIX.

THE SOCIAL MOVEMENT SHOWING PARENTS THIS GENDER TWIST IS OKAY.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAYORS TAKE A TRIP TO THE NORTH POLE.

KIND OF.

SEE HOW THEY TAKE ON THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR A-L-S. Return to index of stories...


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GMA LIKE A BOY-POP


A NEW TAKE ON THE POPULAR "LIKE A GIRL" AD CAMPAIGN IS RETHINKING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE -- "LIKE A BOY."-

THAT INCLUDES WEARING A DRESS TO YOUR SISTER'S TEA PARTY- LIKE THESE TWINS.

ABC'S JUJU CHANG EXPLAINS-

WHY THIS HASTAG IS BECOMING SO POPULAR. Return to index of stories...


GMA LIKE A BOY-PKG


Nat sot always ad - show me what it looks like to run like a girl

WITH 47 MILLION CLICKS AND COUNTING THE "LIKE A GIRL" AD CAMPAIGN FROM

ALWAYS IS SPARKING A CONVERSATION

Nat sot always ad - why can't run like a girl also mean win the race?

NOW A GENDER TWIST IS TAKING THE CONVERSATION EVEN FURTHER

ILANA WILES, CREATOR OF THE MOMMY SHORTS BLOG, LOVED THE AD'S

MESSAGE SO MUCH SHE ASKED HER READERS TO SUBMIT PHOTOS OF THEIR DAUGHTERS

SOT/Ilana Wiles, blogger 01:04:44 - I said let's post pictures of / all

the amazing things our daughters do / 01:04:53 with the "like a girl"

hashtag

BUT THEN SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENED

SOT/Ilana Wiles, blogger 01:22:34- it was my readers who started posting

pictures of their sons doing so called feminine things

SOON HER BLOG WAS FLOODED WITH PICTURES OF LITTLE BOYS PROUDLY DISPLAYING

THEIR FEMININE SIDE -- FROM PUTTING ON POLISH TO PLAYING WITH DOLLS - ALL

WITH THE DEFIANT HASHTAG "LIKE A BOY"

SOT/Ericka Souter 07:41:30 - We would never want someone to tell our girls

that / they can't do the same thing boys can do / 07:41:54 but when it

comes to boys / we limit them to what we think are the right things for

little boys to do and the right ways for little boys to act and we have to

ask, is that really fair?

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MAYORS ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE-TRX SOTVO TOPS OC


"One, two, three! Ah! I can't believe I did this!"

THREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAYORS TOOK UP THE CHALLENGE.

THEY DUNKED THEMSELVES WITH ICE WATER AS PART OF THE A-L-S ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!

FORT MYERS BEACH MAYOR ANITA CERECEDA-

CAPE CORAL MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI AND BONITA MAYOR BEN NELSON ALL PARTICIPATED.

RADIO STATION B-103 POINT 9 CHALLENGED THE MAYORS.

THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IS VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

THE POINT IS TO BRING AWARENESS TO A-L-S -- ALSO KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE -- AND GET PEOPLE TO DONATE.

THESE "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGES" HAVE RAISED MORE THAN 22 MILLION DOLLARS SO FAR. Return to index of stories...


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


NATS VIOLENCE -- PF:wsFergusonTuePkg3

BREAKING NEWS OUT OF MISSOURI--

ANOTHER FATAL POLICE SHOOTING, THIS TIME IN ST LOUIS.

AS AUTHORITIES WORK TO STOP THE VIOLENCE IN FERGUSON.

ABC7 TAKES YOU LIVE TO FERGUSON NEXT.

A GIRL FALLS 60-FEET!

THE HIKING TRIP THAT NEARLY KILLED HER.

SEE THE RISKY RESCUE.

THEN THIS--

"It's a lot of anxiety to know that you're going to school where people planned to murder you."

A SCHOOL SHOOTING PLOT FOILED.

TWO TEENS PLAN A KILLING SPREE--

HOW OFFICERS STOPPED THEM.

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TZ3 A MISSOURI-NATSVO


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TZ3 B GIRL RESCUED-VO


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TZ3 C SCHOOL SHOOTING-SOTVO


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FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS


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

DEBBIE FINLEY LLEWELLYN OF PUNTA GORDA

THANKS FOR WATCHING DEBBIE

IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE OUR FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND LIKE US. Return to index of stories...