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DIRECTORS PAGE PRIEST ABUSE ALLEGATIONS-VOTOPS WIPE
BREAKING NEW OPEN-CLIP PRIEST ABUSE ALLEGATIONS-SOTVO
MISSOURI LATEST-VOTOPS TCMON PROJECT BROWN-VOWIPE
MISSOURI LATEST-SAT LIVE PROJECT BROWN-SOTVO
MISSOURI LATEST-PKG BUS CRASH-OTS-SS(3)
MISSOURI LATEST-SAT LIVE WHISKEY CREEK BURGLARY-VOWIPE
MARTIN MOM WRITES TO BROWN FAMILY-TCMON VO WHISKEY CREEK BURGLARY-SOTVO
NY POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH-VO BONITA LOTTERY TICKET THEFT-SS-TOPS
SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-OC CHAR CO TRUCK STOLEN-SS-TOPS
SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-BNC CAPRI ISLES FIRE MERGER-VOWIPE
SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-PKG CAPRI ISLES FIRE MERGER-SOTVO
SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-BNC TAG GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN-VOWIPE
DEVELOPING NEWS OPEN-CLIP GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN-SOT-OC
RICK PERRY LATEST-VO COLLIER KAYAK THIEF-VOTOPS
EBOLA DEATH TOLL RISES-TCMON VO COLLIER BIKE VEHICLE AX-VO
BABY LEFT IN CAR-OC FL FIRST LADY NAPLES-VO
CA WILDIFRE-VOWIPE FLORIDA TOURISM-OTS
CA WILDIFRE-SOTVO FL HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL-OC-CG
DEVELOPING NEW OPEN-CLIP RENOVATED DUNBAR HS-VOWIPE
ARIZONA FLOODING-VOTOPS RENOVATED DUNBAR HS-SOTVO
ERIN CORWIN BODY FOUND-VO NURSING HOME STATE WATCH LIST-VOWIPE
SHRIMP BOAT OVERTURNS-VO FL MISSING GIRL-TCMON VOWIPE
DIESEL SPILLS INTO RIVER-VO TURTLE EGG SNATCHER-TRX (2) SS
MISSING MODEL-VO FL BOY TURNS MOM IN FOR METH-TCMON SSVO WIPE
GIRL RESCUED-VO FL GRANDMA SHOOTS GRANDSON-TRX VOTOPS
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FOUR------------ TEASE ONE
TZ4 A) INSTAGRAM SCAM-VOTOPS TZ1 A FUTURE COUPLE-SOTVOTOPS
WEATHER TEASE-WXWALL TZ1 B CORVETTE-VOTOPS
NEXT AT SIX OPEN-CLIP B JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
PROJECT BROWN-TC-MON-VO WEATHER-PWC
JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
FORECAST-PHC FL FUTURE COUPLE-OC
INSTAGRAM SCAM-TCMON FL FUTURE COUPLE-PKG
INSTAGRAM SCAM-PKG CORVETTE CAN SPY-VO
INSTAGRAM SCAM-ON CAM COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
ANCHORS REACT TO EARTHQUAKE-NATSVOTOP TEASE TWO-POP
ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOUR WORKOUT -VIDBOX REVEAL TZ2 SPORTS-VO
DON PARDO DIES-VO WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT
NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TEASE FIVE------------ BRAXTON MILLER-POPMON
TZ5 A KIDNAP HOAX-SOTVO BRAXTON MILLER-VOTOPS
KIDNAP HOAX-BNC MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS
KIDNAP HOAX-PKG MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS
KIDNAP HOAX-ON CAM FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS
NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS
COMING UP AT 6PM-TCMON LLWS-POPMON
TZ61) FL BOY TURNS IN MOM FOR METH-SS-VO LLWS-VOTOPS
TZ6 2) DUNBAR HS RENO-VOTOPS LLWS-SOTTOP
TZ6 3) FL FUTURE COUPLE-SOTVO THE ROCKET-VOTOPS
CLOSE-3SHOT THE ROCKET-SOTTOPS
HEADLINES TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS
HL1) PRIEST ABUSE-SOTVO FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS
HL2) PROJECT BROWN-VOTOPS TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP
HL3) CORVETTE CAN SPY-VOTOPS NEW AT 7:00-BNC
STORMWARN 7 FORECAST OPEN-CLIP TZ 7 1) SWFL TOURISM MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT-VOTOPS-W
FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL TZ 7 2) LADY LEGOS-VOTOPS
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MISSOURI LATEST-VOTOPS TCMON


BREAKING NEWS IN ST LOUIS--

POLICE SHOT AND KILLED A YOUNG BLACK MAN TODAY.

THEY SAY HE PULLED OUT A KNIFE--

AND SAID--

"SHOOT ME NOW, KILL ME NOW."

ACCORDING TO THE ST. LOUIS POLICE CHIEF--

THE SUSPECT WAS ACTING ERRATICALLY - WALKING BACK AND FORTH UP AND DOWN THE STREET AND STARTED WALKING TOWARDS THE OFFICERS WITH A KINIFE.

THE OFFICERS TOLD HIM REPEATEDLY, TO STOP AND DROP IT.

WHEN HE DID NOT--

OFFICERS FIRED.

THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.

AND AS THE CHAOS CONTINUES IN NEARBY FERGUSON -- DOZENS MORE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AS OFFICIALS ARE URGING DEMONSTRATORS TO STOP THEIR PROTESTS AFTER DARK.

AGAIN LAST NGHT -- POLICE SHOT TEAR GAS AND SMOKE CANISTERS AT PROTESTERS.

TWO PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND AT LEAST 31 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED DURING THE TENTH NIGHT OF UNREST.

A-B-C'S MARCI GONZALEZ IS IN FERGUSON RIGHT NOW -- AND JOINS US WITH THE LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


MISSOURI LATEST-SAT LIVE


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MISSOURI LATEST-PKG


TODAY - RELATIVE QUIET ON THE STREETS OF FERGUSON -

AFTER YET ANOTHER NIGHT-

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OF VIOLENT CLASHES BETWEEN DEMONSTRATORS AND POLICE-

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SHOTS - FIRED AT OFFICERS- WHO RESPONDED WITH TEAR GAS-

Johnson: "There is a dangerous dynamic in the night. It allows a small

number of violent agitators to hide in the crowd and then attempt to create

chaos."

OF THE 78 PEOPLE ARRESTED - POLICE SAY ONLY 4 WERE FROM HERE IN FURGUSON.

THEY CLAIM OTHERS CAME FROM OUT OF STATE TO JOIN THE PROTESTS THAT START -

EVERY DAY - AS PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONSCALLING FOR ACTION AFTER THE SHOOTING

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MARTIN MOM WRITES TO BROWN FAMILY-TCMON VO


THANK YOU MARCI.

TONIGHT TRAYVON MARTIN'S MOTHER IS WEIGHING IN ON THE UNREST IN MISSOURI.

IN AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PARENTS OF MICHAEL BROWN -- SYBRINA FULTON -- WRITES.SHE WISHES SHE HAD A WORD OF AUTOMATIC COMFORT -- BUT SHE DOESN'T.

IN THE LETTER IN TIME MAGAZINE -- SHE WRITES THE BROWNS WILL HEAR CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS ABOUT MICHAEL -- AND SHE'S CERTAIN THEY ALREADY HAVE.

SHE ENDS HER LETTER WITH A FIERY CALL TO ACTION - WRITING - QUOTE -- "IF THEY REFUSE TO HEAR US, WE WILL MAKE THEM FEEL US."

MARTIN WAS FATALLY SHOT BY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH VOLUNTEER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IN FEBRUARY 20-12.ZIMMERMAN WAS AQUITTED. Return to index of stories...


NY POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH-VO


NEW TONIGHT --

A NEW YORK PROSECUTOR IS ASKING A GRAND JURY TO CONSIDER CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF A MAN HE SAYS DIED WHEN A POLICE OFFICER PLACED HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD.

THE STATEN ISLAND DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT AN EXTRA GRAND JURY WILL HEAR EVIDENCE NEXT MONTH IN THE JULY 17 DEATH OF ERIC GARNER.

AMATEUR VIDEO SHOWS GARNER GASPING AS AN OFFICER HOLDS HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD.

THE D-A BASED HIS DECISION ON THE M-E'S RULING THAT GARNER DIED BY HOMICIDE. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-OC


TONIGHT -- A DISASTER IS AVERTED.

INVESTIGATORS IN SOUTH PASADENA, CALIFORNIA ACCUSE TWO TEENAGE BOYS OF PLOTTING TO KILL THREE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES -- THEN KILL AS MANY STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE.

A-B-C 7 ANCHOR JEFF BUTERA HAS MORE.

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SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-BNC


AND, COURTNEY, WE'RE JUST NOW HEARING THESE TWO TEENS WERE WILLING TO DIE IN THIS PLOT.

IT SOUNDS EERILY SIMILAR TO COLUMBINE.

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SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-PKG


10:05:15 SOT CHIEF ARTHUR MILLER: They just wanted to kill as many people as possible.

JUST DAYS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTED AT SOUTH PASADENA HIGH --

POLICE THRWATED A SERIOUS PLOT TO KILL.

A HIGHLY-INTRICATE PLAN THAT TWO STUDENTS -- 16 AND 17 YEARS OLD -- HAD MASTER-MINDED.

SOT MILLER: They had a very, very specific plan for how they were

going to carry out their sick mission.

SOT KELLY LAKE: I really don't want to go to school on Thursday. It's a lot

of anxiety to know that you're going to school where people planned to

murder you.

POLICE SAY THEY FOILED THE PLOT --

IN ITS EARLY STAGES.

BUT THESE TEENS WANTED TO BUILD AN ARSENAL.

SOT MILLER: Automatic weapons, handguns, knives, bulletproof vests

for protections, bombs, devices

INSTEAD, SCHOOL OFFICIALS GREW SUSPICOUS OF THEIR BEHAVIOR.

THEY TIPPED OF POLICE --

WHO WATCHED THE TEENS FOR THREE DAYS.

THEIR INVESTIGATION REVEALED THREE STAFF MEMBERS TARGETS --

PLUS RANDOM STUDENTS.

BOTH ARE IN JUVENILE CUSTODY.

SOT: Of course, it's scary to think this could have happened here.

I'm just excited to go back and be with my friends and be happy this didn't

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SCHOOL SHOOTING PREVENTED-BNC TAG


SCHOOL STARTS THURSDAY AT SOUTH PASADENA.

THEY WON'T DELAY IT.

AND THESE TWO TEENS WILL FACE CHARGES --

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RICK PERRY LATEST-VO


TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY IS EXPECTED TO TURN HIMSELF INTO POLICE AT ANY MOMENT TO FACE CHARGES OF COERCION AND ABUSE OF POWER.

WE JUST GOT WORD HE WILL SURRENDER AT SIX OCLOCK OUR TIME.

A GRAND JURY INDICTED PERRY LAST WEEK.

HE'S ACCCUSED OF PRESSURING A DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO RESIGN -- AFTER SHE WAS CONVICTED OF DRUNK DRIVING -- BY THREATENING TO VETO FUNDING FOR AN ETHICS UNIT SHE OVERSEES.

PERRY'S ATTORNEYS SAY THE CHARGES HAVE NO MERIT. Return to index of stories...


EBOLA DEATH TOLL RISES-TCMON VO


THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE FROM THE EBOLA OUTBREAK IN AFRICA.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS 84 MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED -- AND THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED NEW CASES.

THIS IS JUST WITHIN THE SPAN OF THREE DAYS -- LAST WEEK.

IT BRINGS THE OVERALL DEATH TOLL TO OVER 12-HUNDRED.

JUST YESTERDAY-- THE W-H-O REQUESTED COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS CONDUCT EXIT SCREENINGS AT AIRPORTS AND OTHER BORDER CROSSINGS.

THE ORGANIZATION SAYS THERE IS NO NEED TO BAN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. Return to index of stories...


BABY LEFT IN CAR-OC


A FLORIDA MOM ADMITS LEAVING HER ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN THE CAR ALONE, AT LEAST SIX TIMES--

ON THE 7-TH TIME, SHE WENT TO JAIL.

TONIGHT THE 34-YEAR OLD LEESBURG MOTHER IS FACING CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.

SHE LEFT THE GIRL IN THE CAR WHILE SHE WENT GROCERY SHOPPING AND STOPPED AT THE LIQUOR STORE.

IT WAS 90-DEGREES OUTSIDE--

EVEN HOTTER IN THE CAR.

POLICE SAY THE GIRL WAS CLAMMY AND FLUSHED WHEN THEY FOUND HER.

SHE'S EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

HER MOTHER'S OUT ON BAIL. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDIFRE-VOWIPE


A WILDFIRE BURNING NEAR OAKHURST, CALIFORNIA HAS GROWN TO 12-HUNDRED ACRES.

AND TONIGHT -- THERE IS NO CONTAINMENT.

ABOUT 500 HOUSES ARE IN DANGER -- AND 13-THOUSAND EVACUATION ORDERS ARE IN PLACE.

HOMEOWNERS HAVE BEEN WATCHING AS FLAMES JUMP FROM TREE TOPS -- OVER ROADS -- AND BURNED BUILDINGS.

THE MADERA COUNTY SHERIFF HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY AND IS CALLING ON THE STATE TO HELP FUND THE DISASTER. Return to index of stories...


CA WILDIFRE-SOTVO


The fire is getting to the point now where we're expending a lot of resources.

BUTT TO

History is being written this year with the fire danger in California.

MORE THAN 600 FIRE CREWS ARE WORKING TO GET A HANDLE ON THIS BLAZE.

THEY'RE PREPARING FOR ANOTHER ONE THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS TO SHOW UP TODAY. Return to index of stories...


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ARIZONA FLOODING-VOTOPS


DEVELOPING NEWS OUT OF ARIZONA TONIGHT--

FLOOD WATERS CONTINUE TO RISE.

LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN -

THIS IS TERRIFYING.

CREWS HAD TO RESCUE AN ELDERLY WOMAN FROM HER CAR.

AREAS, INCLUDING NEW RIVER AND BLACK CANYON CITY GOT ROUGHLY FOUR-INCHES OF RAIN WITHIN THE LAST 24-HOURS.

METEOROLOGISTS SAY THE STATE HASN'T SEEN FLOODING LIKE THIS IN YEARS.

AND THE NEWS GETS WORSE - MORE RAIN IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


ERIN CORWIN BODY FOUND-VO


THE BODY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN MARRIED TO A MARINE HAS FINALLY BEEN FOUND.

THE WOMAN WENT MISSING TWO MONTHS AGO IN CALIFORNIA.

ALL NEW TONIGHT -- OFFICERS HAVE A SUSPECT IN THE DEATH OF ERIN CORWIN IN CUSTODY.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE CHRISTOPHER LEE AND CORWIN WERE HAVING AN AFFAIR AND THE BABY SHE WAS CARRYING WAS HIS.

HER HUSBAND TOLD INVESTIGATORS IN JUNE HIS WIFE WENT TO A PARK AND NEVER CAME HOME. Return to index of stories...


SHRIMP BOAT OVERTURNS-VO


AT LEAST ONE PERSON IS MISSING TONIGHT AFTER A SHRIMP BOAT OVERTURNED ON THE TEXAS GULF COAST.

RESCUERS PULLED THREE PEOPLE FROM THE WATER AFTER THE PRIVATE 41-FOOT BOAT CAPSIZED YESTERDAY.

THE BOAT GOT TRAPPED IN MUD.

DIVERS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR ONE OF THE PASSENGERS.

THE U-S COAST GUARD IS ASSISTING IN THE SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


DIESEL SPILLS INTO RIVER-VO


AND STAYING ON THE WATER -

TONIGHT - EIGHT-THOUSAND GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL -- 8-THOUSAND! - ARE FLOATING IN THE OHIO RIVER NEAR CINCINNATI.

THE SPILL HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.

COAST GUARD MEMBERS SAY IT HAPPENED AT THE DUKE ENERGY STATION AND FUEL LINKED INTO THE RIVER.

A 16-MILE STRETCH OF THE OHIO RIVER IS CLOSED.

THE COAST GUARD AND THE E-P-A ARE ASSESSING THE DAMAGE.

DUKE ENERGY HAS TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL CLEAN-UP EFFORTS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MODEL-VO


A FASHION MODEL FEATURED IN VOGUE MAGAZINE -- HAS BEEN MISSING FOR NEARLY TWO WEEKS IN NEW YORK CITY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY ATAUI-DENG HOPKINS WAS LAST SEEN IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN ON AUGUST 6TH.

THE 22-YEAR-OLD SUDANESE MODEL IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES BEFORE SIGNING WITH TRUMP MODELS IN 2008.

THE N-Y-P-D RELEASED A STATEMENT ABOUT HOPKINS' DISAPPEARANCE ON MONDAY -- ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP FINDING THE SIX-FOOT-ONE, 110-POUND MODEL. Return to index of stories...


GIRL RESCUED-VO


ANOTHER DARING RESCUE TO TELL YOU ABOUT TONIGHT.

THIS ONE IN COLORADO -- WHERE A TEENAGE HIKER SLIPPED ABOUT 60 FEET OFF A TRAIL INTO A CREVICE.

THE 16-YEAR-OLD LANDED JUST SHORT OF A CLIFF -- WHICH DROPPED HUNDREDS OF FEET STRAIGHT DOWN.

THE GIRL GOT WEDGED BETWEEN SOME ROCKS AND WAS SERIOSULY HURT.

SHE COULDN'T MOVE SO RESCUE CREWS HAD TO COME IN WITH A HELICOPTER TO GET HER OUT.

RESCUERS HAD TO CARRY HER DOWN A DANGEROUS SLOPE TO SAFETY BEFORE TRANSPORTING HER TO A HOSPITAL.

THE ENTIRE RESCUE TOOK ABOUT FOUR HOURS.

TONIGHT -- THE 16-YEAR-OLD IS RECOVERING FROM AN INJURY TO HER ANKLE AND MINOR INJURIES TO HER HEAD. Return to index of stories...


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


FROM INSTAGRAM TO HASHTAG "INSTA-SCAM"

HOW CRIMINALS ARE TARGETTING YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE POPULAR SOCIAL SHARING SITE.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW TO KEEP THEM SAFE.

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


TZ4 A) INSTAGRAM SCAM-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-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...


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PROJECT BROWN-TC-MON-VO


AND COMING AT SIX ON ABC7 --

WE GO IN-DEPTH ON PROJECT BROWN.

IT'S NOT A SECRET ANYMORE.

LEE COUNTY'S TRYING TO LURE THE CAMUTO GROUP TO BONITA.

WE FIND OUT WHAT HAVING THE WOMEN'S FASHION BUSINESS --

IN OUR OWN BACKYARD --

MEANS FOR YOU.

THAT'S AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


INSTAGRAM SCAM-TCMON


PARENTS. THERE'S A NEW INTERNET SCAM TARGETING YOUR KIDS--

IF YOU'RE NOT USING THE POPULAR PHOTO APP INSTAGRAM ON YOUR SMART PHONE--

YOUR CHILDREN LIKELY ARE--

OUR ABC STATION IN AUSTIN UNCOVERED THE SCAM--

HERE'S ANDY PIERROTTI WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE. Return to index of stories...


INSTAGRAM SCAM-PKG


When 14-year-old Kamryn Diaz isn't taking pictures

Kamryn Diaz / Instagram User

"I posted a picture hereanywhere I travel and stuff."

she's scrolling through thousands of images a day on Instagram.

"I check it probably hourly; whenever I'm not sleeping."

Her favorite Instagram accounts? - Celebrities.

"A lot of rappers and the Kardashians too. They just post like

whatever they're doing.photo shoots, stuff like that."

A few months ago, she noticed fellow fans posting intriging comments on

celebrity photos - like this one of Beyonc - writing "Do you want to turn $

200 to $2000"

And, this comment on Kim Kardasian's picture - writing: "REAL PEOPLE MAKING

REAL MONEY GUARANTEED."

"He had like 700 posts of him and money and his stuff."

When she clicked on the username "MAKEUMONEY_CHRISS" - it goes to an account with dozens of people holding wads of cash.

In each picture, there's a cell phone number to call to learn more.

Diaz didn't call.but the KVUE Defenders did.

On the other end of the line- a man who identifies himself as "Chris" living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1"Chris" / Instagram User

What's going on bro?

He tells me I need what's called a Vanilla Reload Card.

It's similar to a bank debit card that can be purchased at many stores.

Once I get one, I'm then supposed to add money to it.

All I have to do is scratch off the back and give him the security number

that appears. But by doing so, it gives him access to all the money on the card.

"Chris" / Instagram User

"Once I access that account with that information, and the time on the

receipt when the card was purchased, I'm gonna simply ad zeroes. Once I add a zero to that amount, it's going to turn hundreds into thousands."

Andy: "So, you hack into their software and you add a zero?"

Chris: "Right, basically."

Andy: "Is this legal?"

Chris: "It's, it's, it's, it'sI want to say it's not totally illegal. It's

not like you're gonna get caught or anything."

"Chris" / Instagram User

"So, essentially in laymen's terms, I'm jail breaking the system."

"Ah, it's another ingenious scam on the internet."

Sgt. John Rowe works in the white collar crime unit at the Round Rock Police

Department.

He says the moment you give away that PIN on the back of the card, your

money would be wiped off the card.

"So, when you give it to the bad guy, so now he has that pin and he can now

transfer that money, access it, anywhere he would like. "

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INSTAGRAM SCAM-ON CAM


THAT'S ANDY PIERROTTI REPORTING--

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SCAMMERS USE CELEBRITY NAMES TO GIVE THEM INSTANT CREDIBILITY--

AND THEY FIGURE SINCE IT'S SUCH A LOW DOLLAR AMOUNT INITIALLY--

MOST VICTIMS WON'T REPORT THE SCAM TO POLICE. Return to index of stories...


ANCHORS REACT TO EARTHQUAKE-NATSVOTOP


ooh, how healthy would that, earthquake, look it's still going on, go up to the lights.

ANCHORS AT AN OKLAHOMA TELEVISION STATION WERE SHAKEN AWAKE THIS MORNING.

MID-NEWSCAST AN EARTHQUAKE RATTLED THE STUDIO.

ACCORDING TO THE U-S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, A MAGNITUDE 4-POINT-2 EARTHQUAKE HIT NEAR GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA.

IT DIDN'T CAUSE MAJOR DAMAGE AND NO ONE GOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


ARE YOU SABOTAGING YOUR WORKOUT -VIDBOX REVEAL


ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST OUR OF YOUR WORKOUT--

TRAINERS ARE WEIGHING IN TONIGHT ON SOME OF THE COMMON MISTAKES WE MAKE THAT SABOTAGE OUR HARD WORK.

FIRST UP -- WARM UP.

YOU INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF INJURY WITHOUT THAT STRETCHING.

EAT ENOUGH FOR RECOVERY--

YOU NEED FUEL - TO GAIN MUSCLE.

DO OPPOSING EXERCISES TO AVOID INJURY AND IMBALANCE.

ALSO TIME YOURSELF.

DON'T TRAIN TOO LONG OR TOO OFTEN.

THE RECOMMENDED WORKOUT IS ABOUT 45 MINUTES.

YOUR BODY NEEDS A DAY FOR RECOVERY.

FINALLY -- SLEEP.

YOUR BODY NEEDS IT TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


DON PARDO DIES-VO


THE MAN WITH THE VOICE BEHIND A NUMBER OF POPULAR T-V SHOWS HAS DIED.

DON PARDO DIED MONDAY AT HIS HOME IN ARIZONA.

PARDO WAS BEST KNOW FOR ANNOUNCING THE PERFORMERS AT THE OPEN OF NEARLY EVERY EPISODE OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE--

FROM THE PREMIERE IN 19-75 UNTIL JUST LAST YEAR.

MANY MAY ALSO REMEMBER HIS VOICE FROM THE EARLY YEARS OF GAME SHOWS "THE PRICE IS RIGHT" AND "JEOPARDY!" HE WAS 96. Return to index of stories...


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


Caller: Get in your vehicle.

Maty Montoya: No, I'm scared.

IT SOUNDS REAL.

A CALLER SAYING THEY'VE KIDNAPPED HER BROTHER.

SHE'S ONE OF THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS OF WHAT'S BEING CALLED A "VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING"

ABC7 BREAKS DOWN HOW IT WORKS.

DON'T MISS THIS. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A KIDNAP HOAX-SOTVO


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KIDNAP HOAX-BNC


IT'S A TERRIFYING HOAX AND THE F-B-I IS PAYING ATTENTION.

PEOPLE ARE COMMITTING VIRTUAL KIDNAPPINGS.

THEY CALL -- SAY THEY'RE HOLDING A LOVED ONE HOSTAGE AND DEMAND RANSOM MONEY.

IT'S FAKE.

TONIGHT - THESE SCAMMERS HAVE A NEW TARGET.

HERE'S ABC'S LINDSEY DAVIS. Return to index of stories...


KIDNAP HOAX-PKG


6AM REV

Caller: Get in your vehicle.

Maty Montoya: No, I'm scared. I don't know you. You're threatening me.

Caller: OK, Jason go downstairs and do what you got to do to her brother.

YOU'RE LISTENING TO A TERRIFYING SCAMTRAGETING FAMILIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THE FBI IS WARNING ABOUT A NEW TWIST IN THESE SO-CALLED

VIRTUAL KINAPPING HOAXES.

Caller: I'm not going to waste my time on the phone

THERE ARE VARIATIONS OF THE SCAM BUT HERE'S GENERALLY HOW IT WORKS

GRFX

THE CALLER CLAIMS TO HAVE KIDNAPPED A LOVED ONE.THEY THEN THREATEN TO DO

BRUTAL THINGS TO THEM UNLESS A RANSOM IS PAID IMMEDIATELYIN MANY CASES-THEY

CLAIM TO BE MEMBERS OF A DRUG CARTEL AND ORDER THEIR TARGETS TO WIRE

TRANSFER THE MONEY TO MEXICO.

Michelle Lee/FBI-Special Agent The hopes are that instead of investing time

in trying to figure out whether or not it's a legitimate kidnapping that

they might

be willing to pay to resolve the problem.

NOW, THE FBI IS WARNING SO-CALLED KIDNAP HOAX SCAMMERS HAVE A NEW TARGET IN

THEIR SIGHTSDOCTORS. INCLUDING THREE PEOPLE IN JUST ONE DAY THIS WEEK IN

NEW MEXICO.

Dr. Gallegos - "He says 'Gallegos?' And I say "Yeah?" And he says, "I have

somebody who wants to talk to you." A girl starts screaming "Help!" - and I

could hear them like pulling her away. From:

AND LAST MONTH, MCALLEN, TEXAS DOCTOR NOEL LOPEZ, RECEIVED THIS FRIGHTENING

CALL

BUT HE COULD SENSE SOMETHING JUST WAS NOT RIGHT

Crying woman: It's me Dad

Lopez: Who's me?

Dr. Lopez: I was getting suspicious but it was very scary to get a call like

that.

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KIDNAP HOAX-ON CAM


LINDSEY DAVIS REPORTING --

EXPERTS SAY IT'S CRITICAL TO ASK QUESTIONS.

ENGAGE THE VIRTUAL KIDNAPPER -- KEEP THEM TALKING.

YOU WILL LIKELY TRIP THEM UP WITH DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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COMING UP AT 6PM-TCMON


NEXT AT 6 ON ABC7 --

WE'LL BRING YOU THESE THREE BRAND NEW STORIES.

THIS FLORIDA MOM IS UNDER ARREST TONIGHT --

AND GET THIS!

HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON TURNED HER IN.

WHY HE SAID MOM WAS DOING "SOMETHING BAD."

PLUS --

34 MILLION DOLLARS!

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOL GETTING A MAJOR UPGRADE.

WHAT THAT MONEY JUST BOUGHT THEM.

it was just incredible

AND THEIR LOVE STORY GETS A RE-WRITE!

HOW A SPOOKY PHOTO ALBUM DISCOVERY --

ALERTED THIS FLORIDA HUSBAND-AND-WIFE THEIR FAIRY TALE ROMANCE BEGAN WAY BEFORE THEY EVER IMAGINED.

GREAT STORY, NEXT ON 7! Return to index of stories...


TZ61) FL BOY TURNS IN MOM FOR METH-SS-VO


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TZ6 2) DUNBAR HS RENO-VOTOPS


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TZ6 3) FL FUTURE COUPLE-SOTVO


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CLOSE-3SHOT


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HEADLINES


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

Joseph is an innocent man"

SECRETS -- LOCKED BEHIND THE DOORS OF THE DIOCESE OF VENICE.

UNTIL TONIGHT.

ABC7 UNCOVERS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

SEE WHAT THE CHURCH KEPT UNDER WRAPS FOR YEARS.

PLUS --

LEE COUNTY IS TRYING TO LURE A MYSTERY COMPANY TO TOWN.

BUT THE MYSTERY'S OVER.

NOW AT SIX --

HOW THE COMPANY THAT MAY COME HERE IS RELATED TO WOMEN'S FASHION.

AND CARS. NOW OUTFITTED WITH SPY EQUIPMENT.

HOW THE ALL NEW CORVETTE -- HAS EYES ON THE INSIDE.

CAN YOU REALLY TRUST PEOPLE WITH YOUR KEYS?

ABC7 NEWS AT SIX STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) PRIEST ABUSE-SOTVO


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HL2) PROJECT BROWN-VOTOPS


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HL3) CORVETTE CAN SPY-VOTOPS


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STORMWARN 7 FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX WALL


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...


BIG STORY OPEN-CLIP


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PRIEST ABUSE ALLEGATIONS-VOTOPS BNC


OUR BIG STORY TONIGHT AT 6 --

A-B-C 7 GOT ON OUR HANDS ON CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS.

AND THEY BACK UP ONE MAN'S CLAIM HE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A FORT MYERS CATHOLIC PRIEST -- MORE THAN TWO DECADES AGO.

GOOD EVENING -- I'M JEFF BUTERA.

THANKS FOR WATCHING ABC7 NEWS.

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

BUT JOESPH DENIED THEM --

AND EVEN WENT PUBLIC WITH HIS ACCUSER'S NAME TO TRY TO DISCREDIT THE CLAIMS. Return to index of stories...


PRIEST ABUSE ALLEGATIONS-VOTOPS WIPE


ACCORDING TO THE DOCUMENTS FROM THE DIOCESE OF VENICE INVESTIGATION -- JOSEPH -- SEEN HERE IN THIS 1994 PHOTO -- CLAIMED HE WAS INNOCENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE.

HE DENIED ABUSING A 16 YEAR OLD BOY WHILE ASSIGNED TO SAINT FRANCIS.

STILL, HE WAS REMOVED AS A PRIEST LAST YEAR.

AND THE VICTIM'S ATTORNEY CLAIMS --

THE NEW DOCUMENTATION SHOWS THERE WERE RED FLAGS BEFORE AND AFTER THE ABUSE.

THE NEW FINDINGS ALSO PROMPTED A CIVIL LAWSUIT THAT RECENTLY ENDED IN A

SIX FIGURE SETTLEMENT.

BUT THE VICTIM'S ATTORNEY SAY THIS IS MORE THAN JUST ABOUT THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


PRIEST ABUSE ALLEGATIONS-SOTVO


TAKE SOT:

00:05:49 "What they never did was undo was the lie that was untold in

2009 when Father Joseph called my client a liar. There own independent

investigation found that my client was telling the truth and never

once did they undo that horrific event that occurred." Adam Horowitz

BECAUSE OF THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS --

NO CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN THIS CASE.

AT THIS TIME --

NO ONE EVEN KNOWS WHERE JOSEPH IS.

WE ARE ALSO WAITING FOR A COMMENT FROM THE DIOCESE TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS NEW EVIDENCE Return to index of stories...


PROJECT BROWN-VOWIPE


LADIES - THIS ONE'S FOR YOU.

TONIGHT WE KNOW THE NAME OF THAT MYSTERY COMPANY LOOKING TO OPEN OFFICES IN BONITA SPRINGS.

THE CAMUTO GROUP DISTRIBUTES BRANDS LIKE JIMMY CHU -- JESSICA SIMPSON AND TORY BURCH FROM ITS CONNECTICUT BASED OFFICES.

TODAY - LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED 2 HUNDRED 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS - HOPING TO LURE THE CAMUTO GROUP TO BONITA SPRINGS.

EVEN WITH THE INCENTIVE PACKAGE - LEE COUNTY IS UP AGAINST 5 OTHER SITES ACROSS THE COUNTrY LOOKING TO LAND CAMUTO.

THEY'D BRING WITH THEM AT LEAST 50 BACK OFFICE JOBS PAYING AN AVERAGE OF 55 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PROJECT BROWN-SOTVO


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 COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON KICKING IN A SMALLER INCENTIVE PACKAGE WORTH ABOUT 35 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

A FINAL DECISION FROM THE COMPANY IS EXPECTED IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


BUS CRASH-OTS-SS(3)


NEW AT 6 -- 20 STUDENTS ARE SAFE AFTER A CRASH INVOLVING THEIR SCHOOL BUS.

ACCORDING TO CAPE CORAL POLICE --

THE BUS DRIVER MADE A LEFT TURN TOO SOON OFF OF SKYLINE BOULEVARD.

IT RAN INTO A CAR.

EVERYONE ON THE BUS IS OKAY.

BUT THE DRIVER OF THAT CAR WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

WE'RE WORKING TO LEARN THAT PERSON'S CONDITION RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BURGLARY-VOWIPE


A FAMILY WANTS TO KNOW WHO BROKE INTO THEIR HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHILE THEY SLEPT.

THE BURGLAR STOLE A PURSE - A COMPUTER -- AND THEN DROVE AWAY WITH THE FAMILY'S S-U-V.

HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED -- CAUGHT BY SURVEILLANCE AT THE WHISKEY CREEK HOUSE.

THE BURGLAR CAME IN THROUGH THE BACK DOOR -- SPENT A FEW MINUTES INSIDE THE HOUSE -- THEN RAN BACK OUT THE SAME DOOR.

HE TOOK OFF IN THE FAMILY'S SILVER TOYOTA FOUR RUNNER -- WITH KEYS HE TOOK FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE.

THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO MIGHT BE THE KEY TO SOLVING THE CRIME.

BUT THE HOMEOWNERS ARE LEFT WITH A SCARY FEELING. Return to index of stories...


WHISKEY CREEK BURGLARY-SOTVO


TRISH ROUTTE, CRIME STOPPERS

5127 you've got people in their sleeping had no idea there was a stranger in their house. that's a violation that i just don't know that you can shake.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS BURGLARY -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


BONITA LOTTERY TICKET THEFT-SS-TOPS


DETECTIVES SAY THIS GUY'S A LOTTO CHIEF!

THEY ACCUSE HIM OF TRYING TO STEAL LOTTERY TICKETS FROM A BONITA SPRINGS GAS STATION.

IT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AT THE CIRCLE K ON BONITA BEACH ROAD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE TRIED TO PRY OPEN A LOCKED DESK --

TO GET TO THE SCRATCH OFF TICKETS.

BUT HIS PLAN FAILED.

HE WALKED AWAY EMPTY HANDED.

STILL, CALL CRIME STOPPERS IF YOU RECOGNIZE HIM. Return to index of stories...


CHAR CO TRUCK STOLEN-SS-TOPS


ONE CHARLOTTE COUNTY TRUCK OWNER DEALT WITH UNLUCKY DE JA VU.

SOMEONE STOLE HIS TRUCK.

HE GOT IT BACK.

THEN SOMEONE SWIPED IT AGAIN TWO HOURS LATER.

HERE'S A PICTURE OF WHAT THE 2005 DODGE 4-DOOR PICKUP LOOKS LIKE.

THE SECOND TIME --

SOMEONE STOLE OUT OF THE MAN'S DRIVEWAY ON HUMBOLDT STREET IN ENGLEWOOD.

IT SPORTS TWO, SILVER, DIAMOND-PLATED TOOL BOXES IN THE BED OF THE TRUCK.

CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD FOR TIPS LEADING TO AN ARREST. Return to index of stories...


CAPRI ISLES FIRE MERGER-VOWIPE


WITH THE ELECTION ONLY A WEEK AWAY -- A GROUP OF CITIZENS ON THE ISLES OF CAPRIS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO VOTE NO ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNEXATION TO EAST NAPLES.

THESE SIGNS ARE POPPING UP - SAYING THERE COULD BE A REDUCTION OF STAFFING AND SERVICES AT THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.

IT ALSO SAYS THERE WILL BE A LOSS OF CONTROL OF LOCAL TAX DOLLARS THAT NOW GO TO FIRE SERVICES.

BUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS UNION SAYS THAT'S MISLEADING.

HE SAYS RIGHT NOW - NO CITIZEN HAS A SAY BECAUSE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS A MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING DISTRICT CONTROLLED BY THE COUNTY.

HE SAYS UNDER EAST NAPLES THEY WOULD HAVE MORE OF A VOICE.

STILL - SOME PEOPLE AREN'T CONVINCED. Return to index of stories...


CAPRI ISLES FIRE MERGER-SOTVO


Beau Middlebrook

citizens for the isles of capri fire district

011405 I don't think we can get any better service than we have already for less money or even equal money

BUTT TO

Chris Tobin

Collier Professional Firefighters & Paramedics Union

the staffing on the apparatus would go up. taxes would go down.

THIS ISSUE WILL BE ON THE BALLOT ON AUGUST 26TH. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN-VOWIPE


WE ARE JUST ONE WEEK FROM THE FLORIDA PRIMARY ELECTION --

AND ONE RACE HAS TWO CANDIDATES BATTLING AS THOUGH THEY'VE ALREADY WON THEIR PARTY'S NOMINATION.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR'S RACE.

CHARLIE CRIST AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT BOTH HAVE COMPETITION FOR THE PARTY SEATS.

MOST VOTERS THOUGH HAVE NO IDEA WHO THEIR OPPONANTS IN THE PRIMARY EVEN ARE.

NAN RICH FACING CRIST FOR THE DEMOCRATING NOMINATION.

AND GOVERNOR SCOTT HAS TWO CHALLENGERS.

FGCU POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR PETER BERGERSON SAYS IT BOILS DOWN TO MONEY. Return to index of stories...


GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN-SOT-OC


09;26:25 You really have two very strong candidates that have overwhelmed their respective candidates in their own party. 09:26:36

BOTH CRIST AND SCOTT ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND AN ESTIMATED ONE HUNDRED-70 MILLION DOLLARS BY NOVEMBER'S GENERAL ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER KAYAK THIEF-VOTOPS


CHECK THIS OUT!

IT'S NOT A LATE NIGHT FISHING TRIP!

NO, NAPLES POLICE SAY THESE TWO PEOPLE ARE STEALING A KAYAK --

RIGHT FROM SOMEONE'S HOUSE.

OFFICERS SAY THEY SIMPLY PULLED UP TO A PLACE ON GULF SHORE BOULEVARD --

AND LOADED A 13-FOOT KAYAK INTO A TRUCK --

AND DROVE OFF.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THEM, CALL NAPLES POLICE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BIKE VEHICLE AX-VO


A BICYCLIST IS RECOVERING TONIGHT --

AFTER GETTING HIT BY A CAR TODAY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

HE WAS RIDING ON TAMIAMI TRAIL EAST THIS AFTERNOON WHEN HE GOT HIT.

DOCTORS ARE TREATING HIM AT LEE MEMORIAL TONIGHT.

WE'RE FINDING OUT HOW HE'S DOING.

THE DRIVER DID STOP AND TALKED WITH DEPUTIES.

THEY'RE STILL INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


FL FIRST LADY NAPLES-VO


FLORIDA'S FIRST LADY VISITED PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY IN EAST NAPLES TODAY.

IT'S PART OF ANN SCOTT'S LITERACY CAMPAIGN ACROSS FLORIDA.

TODAY --

SHE MET WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS--

AND READ TO ONE CLASS.

HER MISSION IS TO MAKE SURE CHILDREN START READING AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

SHE PLANS TO VISIT LAUREL OAK ELEMENTARY AND GOLDEN TERRACE ELEMENTARY IN NAPLES TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA TOURISM-OTS


THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS CELEBRATING RECORD TOURISM RATES.

24-MILLION TOURISTS VISITED THE STATE THIS SPRING.

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

VISIT FLORIDA, THE STATE'S TOURISM MARKETING ARM, ESTIMATES THAT THE RECORD NUMBER INCLUDES 2.8 MILLION VISITORS FROM OVERSEAS AND 1 MILLION CANADIANS. Return to index of stories...


FL HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL-OC-CG


MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND FLORIDIANS MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP EARLY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE UNDER THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT--

EVEN THOUGH ENROLLMENT DOESN'T OFFICIALLY START UNTIL NOVEMBER.

HERE'S A LIST OF THOSE WHO QUALFY--

PEOPLE WHO ARE NEWLY MARRIED--

HAVE RECENTLY MOVED--

HAVE A NEW BABY--

OR GAIN CITIZENSHIP MAY QUALIFY FOR A SPECIAL ENROLLMENT.

THEY MAY ALSO QUALIFY IF THEY BECAME UNEMPLOYED OR GOT A DIVORCE. Return to index of stories...


RENOVATED DUNBAR HS-VOWIPE


BRAND NEW AT SIX --

DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS CALL IT A NEW ERA!

THE SCHOOL IN FORT MYERS STARTS THE SCHOOL YEAR --

AFTER 34 MILLION DOLLARS OF RENOVATIONS.

THAT INCLUDES 89 NEW CLASSROOMS.

WIDER HALLWAYS.

ELEVATORS.

AND ALL THE NEW TECHNOLOGY YOU COULD IMAGINE.

IT TOOK A YEAR-AND-A-HALF TO FINISH.

BUT DUNBAR STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS SAYS THE TIME AND MONEY IS WORTH IT. Return to index of stories...


RENOVATED DUNBAR HS-SOTVO


Rex Gonzales/Senior

41:27-30

We really can work a lot more efficiently this way

/

Carl Burnside/Dunbar Principal

59:55-00

Our teachers have really made do with less now it's an exciting new era

A-B-C 7 ALSO DISCOVERED --

LEE COUNTY IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BUILD ANOTHER NEW HIGH SCHOOL BY THE YEAR 2018.

THAT NEW SCHOOL WOULD COST 52 MILLION DOLLARS THOUGH.

AND IT'S A NUMBER THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THE DISTRICT CAN'T AFFORD RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


NURSING HOME STATE WATCH LIST-VOWIPE


ALSO NEW SINCE 5 --

A NURSING HOME IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY IS GETTING NATIONAL ATTENTION -- FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS!

"SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PORT CHARLOTTE" --

JUST GOT PUT ON THE "U-S NURSING HOME WATCH LIST."

THEY'RE FACING ACCUSATIONS THEY LET A PATIENT DIE THERE.

THE FLORIDA AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION LOOKED INTO TWO ALLEGATIONS AT THIS PORT CHARLOTTE NURSING HOME.

ONE --

STAFF LEFT A MAN UNATTENDED.

TWO --

WHEN THEY DID CHECK ON HIM --

THEY DIDN'T ADMINISTER C-P-R.

HE DIED.

THE NURSES INVOLVED WERE INITIALLY SUSPENDED BUT ARE NOW FIRED.

AND "SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PORT CHARLOTTE" IS NOW ON THE NURSING HOME WATCH LIST FOR AT LEAST 30 MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


FL MISSING GIRL-TCMON VOWIPE


IN NEWS HAPPENING ACROSS THE STATE TONIGHT -- A FATHER IS IN DISTRESS AND A SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY IS ON EDGE -- AS INVESTIGATORS DESPERATELY SEARCH FOR A MISSING FORT LAUDERDALE TEENAGER.

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.

TONIGHT DETECTIVES ARE WORKING TO TRACK THAT CELLPHONE.

THEY DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY. Return to index of stories...


TURTLE EGG SNATCHER-TRX (2) SS


OFFICERS SAY A *REPEAT OFFENDER* TRIED TO SNATCH ALMOST 300 SEA TURTLE EGGS.

THEY JUST ARRESTED 55-YEAR-OLD JAMES MCGRIFF ON FLORIDA'S EAST COAST.

THEY SAY THEY FOUND MCGRIFF WITH 299 SEA TURTLES EGGS IN HIS BACKPACK.

THEY ALSO FOUND A DISTURBED SEA TURTLE NEST NEARBY.

A WOMAN WHO SAW MCGRIFF MESSING WITH THE NEST CALLED IN THE TIP.

AND IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME MCGRIFF'S BEEN ARRESTED FOR THIS.

IN 2002, THE STATE SAYS HE SOLD 12 EGGS TO AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER.

POACHING SEA TURTLES IS AGAINST THE LAW. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY TURNS MOM IN FOR METH-TCMON SSVO WIPE


A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY IN FLORIDA SAYS HIS MOM WAS COOKING AND USING METH --

SO HE TURNED HER IN TO COPS.

OFFICERS ARRESTED 26-YEAR-OLD BRIANA BUCHANAN ON DRUG AND CHILD NEGLECT CHARGES.

THE BOY AND HIS MOTHER WERE LIVING IN EDGEWATER WITH HER BOYFRIEND'S BROTHER.

HE SAYS THE BOY HE THINKS OF AS A NEPHEW - TOLD HIM FOR DAYS THAT HIS MOM WAS COOKING "SOMETHING BAD."

PETER SAYS IT TOOK DAYS BEFORE THE BOY WORKED UP THE COURAGE TO SHOW HIM WHAT IT WAS. Return to index of stories...


FL GRANDMA SHOOTS GRANDSON-TRX VOTOPS


A TAMPA GRANDMOTHER SAYS SHE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT ONE OF HER GRANDCHILDREN MISTAKING HIM FOR AN INTRUDER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE 63 YEAR OLD HEARD A NOISE AND GRABBED A REVOLVER.

SHE FIRED A SHOT INTO THE DARKNESS HITTING A SEVEN YEAR OLD BOY SLEEPING IN HIS BED.

HE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE INCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


NEXT AT 6 OPEN Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


20;03;37;26

Justin - we do have a story. and it's got a little magic to it!

IT'S A MAGICAL LOVE STORY -- 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING.

SEE HOW THIS FLORIDA COUPLE'S PICTURE PERFECT ROMANCE UNFOLDED.

EVER WONDER WHAT VALET PARKING ATTENDANT'S ARE DOING WITH YOUR CAR ONCE YOU HAND OVER THE KEYS?

WELL NOW YOU CAN FIND OUT--

THE NEW CAR WITH EYES ON THE INSIDE.

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


TZ1 A FUTURE COUPLE-SOTVOTOPS


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TZ1 B CORVETTE-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-PWC


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WEATHER-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...


FL FUTURE COUPLE-OC


TONIGHT -- AN ASTONISHING DISCOVERY MADE BY A FLORIDA COUPLE THAT PROVES A COUPLE OF THINGS.

THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE MIGHT BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

AND THE GREATER LESSON -- LOVE WILL FIND A WAY - EVENTUALLY.

A-B-C'S GIO BENITEZ EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


FL FUTURE COUPLE-PKG


CALL IT A CUTE COINCIDENCE OR SIMPLY MEANT TO BE

20;03;37;26

Justin - we do have a story. and it's got a little magic to it!

35-YR-OLD JASON ROTH AND HIS WIFE JESSICA HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR NEARLY 10

YEARS AFTER MEETING AT A LOCAL NIGHTCLUB IN COLLEGE

19;56;17;09

jason - she was the girl that would come in every saturday night and i would

see but not want to approach because i thought she was out of my league

BUT IT TURNS OUT-THIS COUPLE'S LOVE STORY BEGAN LONG BEFORE COLLEGEHERE THEY

ARE IN PRESCHOOL WHERE THEY UNKNOWINGLY ATTENDED THE SAME HALLOWEEN COSTUME

PARTY THAT'S JASON AS SUPERMAN AND OVER THERE AS GENIE HIS FUTURE BRIDE

20;01;35;21

justin - i called her up and said by any chance did you ever have a jeanie

costume

jessica - for halloween? i did!! where are you getting this from and he said

he had a picture and i said no way! it was just incredible

ABOUT A YEAR AFTER DISCOVERING THE PICTURE, THE COUPLE GOT ENGAGED USING

THAT FORTUITOUS PHOTO AS THEIR "SAVE THE DATE". WHICH READ - " IN ABOUT 20

YEARS, HE'LL TURN AROUND AND CATCH HIS FIRST GLIMPSE OF HER. ON APRIL 9TH

SHE'LL SAY I DO "

20;03;37;26

Jessica - everybody when they received them. were like is this a real

picture

Justin - they thought that it was photoshopped or made up

TODAY-- THAT COUPLE OF KIDS-IS NOW A COUPLE WITH 3 KIDS OF THEIR OWNWITH

A PICTURE PERFECT START TO THEIR HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

20;06;25;54

jessica - everyone has their own love story

justin - this is ours Return to index of stories...


CORVETTE CAN SPY-VO


A-B-C'S GIO BENITEZ REPORTING.

DO YOU REMEMBER "FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF?"

THERE'S A FAMOUS SCENE IN THE MOVIE WHERE THE VALET TAKES OFF ON A JOY RIDE IN A CLASSIC FERRARI --

INSTEAD OF PARKING IT!

WELL NOW -- THE NEW 20-15 CORVETTE -- WILL LET YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE VALET IS UP TO.

CHEVY IS ADDING "VALET MODE."

IT USES A FORWARD-LOOKING CAMERA --

THAT'S RECORDING H-D VIDEO.

SO YOU'LL SEE AND HEAR EXACTLY WHAT THE VALET IS UP TO.

IT EVEN LETS YOU SPY ON WHAT THE DRIVER OR PASSENGER IS SAYING ABOUT YOU, THE CAR, OR ANYTHING ELSE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TEASE TWO-POP


FORGET ABOUT THE SWEET 16---- THE FGCU MEN-- SAY THIS YEAR'S TEAM WILL BE THE BEST EVER-- HEAR FROM THEM

PLUS--- MO'NE DAVIS-- IS TAKING THE SPORTS WORLD BY STORM-- AND TODAY-- SHE GETS AN HONOR THAT SAYS-- SHE HAS OFFICIALLY ARRIVED---- Return to index of stories...


TZ2 SPORTS-VO


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WORLD NEWS TEASE-BLK-SOT


WORLD NEWS TEASE Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


SPORTS OPEN Return to index of stories...


BRAXTON MILLER-POPMON


OH--- IO--- THAT IS ONE OF THE FAMOUS CHANTS FOR THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYE--- TODAY HOWEVER--- OH--- IO--- TURNED INTO --- OH NO--- AS IN -- OH NO-- THE FOOTBALL SEASON JUST TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE AS STARTING QUARTERBACK AND HEISMAN HOPEFULL BRAXTON MILLER IS OUT FOR THE SEASON-- WITH AN INJURED SHOULDER--- Return to index of stories...


BRAXTON MILLER-VOTOPS


MILLER--- IS A TWO TIME-- OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN THE BIG TEN--- AND A HUGE REASON THE BUCKEYES WERE RANEKD 5TH PRESEASON---

BUT HIS LOSS-- HAS CHANGED THINGS THINGS IN A BIG WAY-- BEFORE HIS INJURY-- THE BUCKEYE HAD 12 TO 1 ODDS OF WINNING THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP--- WITHOUT MILLER-- THEIR ODDS DROPPED TO 50 TO 1---

NOW IT'S UP TO REDSHIRT FRESHMAN--- JT BARRETT TO LEAD OHIO STATE THIS SEASON WHICH BEGINS AUGUST 30TH WITH NAVY--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-VOTOPS


THE MIAMI DOLPHINS---- CONTINUE TO GET READY FOR THEIR SEASON OPENER AGAINST--- NEW ENGLAND SEPTEMBER 7TH---

BEFORE THEN--- THEY ARE GETTING AS SHARP AS THEY CAN AT PRACTICE---

AS THEY SAY-- THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THEY BECOME A GOOD TEAM--- Return to index of stories...


MIAMI DOLPHINS-SOTTOPS


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FGCU HOOPS-VOTOPS


IN A RECENT ARTICLE IN USA TODAY-- THE PUBLICATION HAD THE FGCU EAGLES-- RANKED 63RD IN THE NATION----

THE EAGLES RETURN ALL BUT 3 PLAYERS FROM A TEAM THAT WON THE ATLANTIC SUN REGULAR SEASON TITLE A YEAR AGO----

PLUS THEY ADDED SOME BIGTIME TRANSFERS-- AS WELL---

SO THEY EXPECTATIONS-- SKY HIGH THIS WINTER---

WE CAUGHT UP WITH SOME OF THE TEAM LAST NIGHT -- AT THE EAGLE REVOLUTION-- Return to index of stories...


FGCU HOOPS-SOTTOPS


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LLWS-POPMON


FOR THOSE WHO SAY GIRLS ARE MADE OF SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE HAVE NOT MET DAVIS. THAT GIRL PACKS A SERIOUS PUNCH. AND SHE IS USING A 70 MILE AN HOUR FAST BALL TO DRIVE THE BOYS CRAZY AT THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES--- Return to index of stories...


LLWS-VOTOPS


DAVIS PITCHED HER TEAM TO A SHUTOUT VICTORY AT THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES LAST WEEK---

AND SHE WILL NEED ANOTHER BIG PERFORMANCE WEDENESDAY NIGHT--- AS HER PENNSYVANIA TEAM WILL TRY TO AVOID ELIMINATION ----- AGAINST THE TEAM FROM NEVADA----

---- DAVIS-- WHO IS NOW ON THE COVER OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED---- HAS BEEN THE TALK OF THESE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES--- BUT IS NOT A FAN OF ALL THE HYPE---- Return to index of stories...


LLWS-SOTTOP


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THE ROCKET-VOTOPS


ON THURSDAY-- ROGER CLEMENS WAS INDUCTED INTO THE RED SOX HALL OF FAME---

CERTAINLY AN HONOR FOR THE ROCKET-- BUT THE HALL OF FAME HE'S BEEN EYEING-- IS THE ONE IN COOPERSTOWN---

---- CLEMENS HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF USIN PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUG DURING HIS CAREER--- AND HAS BEEN KEPT OUT OF THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME--- AS A RESULT---

--CLEMENS HAS 354 CAREER WINS -- AND 7 CY YOUNG AWARDS--- HE HAS NUMBERS TO GET IN-- JUST NOT THE VOTES--- Return to index of stories...


THE ROCKET-SOTTOPS


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TIGER WOODS-VOTOPS


LAST NIGHT -- TIGER WOODS-- RE-AFFIRMED THAT HE NEEDS A BREAK FROM GOLF---

STILL NURSING AN INJURED BACK-- FOLLOWING SURGERY IN MARCH-- WOODS HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME ON THE GOLF COURSE---

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FUN SPORTS-VOTOPS


JOHNNY FOOTBALL BECAME JOHNNY FINGER---- LAST NIGHT---

CLEVELAND QUARTERBACK JONNY MANZIEL -- GIVING THE BIRD TO THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS DURING THE GAME LAST NIGHT--

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TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


TONIGHT AT 7 OPEN Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 7:00-BNC


NEW AT 7 ON ABC 7--

TOURISM WITH A TWIST--

AT SIX WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE RECORD TOURISM ACROSS THE STATE--

NEW AT 7--

THE KEYWORDS THAT HAVE TOURIST FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FLOCKING TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LADY LEGOS--

THE NEW TOY ROLE MODELS FOR GIRLS.

NEW AT 7--

THE LITTLE GIRL'S LETTER THAT STARTED IT ALL.

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TZ 7 1) SWFL TOURISM MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT-VOTOPS-W


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TZ 7 2) LADY LEGOS-VOTOPS


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GOODBYE-4SHOT


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