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HEADLINES-CLIP SOTTOPS NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
7PM OPEN-CLIP FROZEN ALLIGATORS IN NC-VOTOPS
LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-SSTOPS JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-ZM WEATHER-CAM 9
LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-2SHOT PUSH WEATHER-WXWALL
LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-PKG NEW DETAILS-CLIP
LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-ONCAM STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS-KEY - SOTVO
NEW AT 7:00-CLIP TOSS TO ROSS-2 SH W BAM
FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-SOTVO ,ZM TOSS TO ROSS-SSFULL
FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-ONCAM TOSS TO ROSS-LIVE IN BAM
FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-PKG LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE
FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-ONCAM LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-PKG
SCHOOL ZONE-CLIP LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL MEETING-KEY GET MORE: GOOD SAMARITAN LAW-KEY
NEW DETAILS-CLIP FL LAWMAKERS ADMIT AFFAIR-OC, SS, VO
IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH UPDATE-OC, SOTVO SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE CAPITOL-VO IN BOXES
IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH UPDATE-SOTVO SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE CAPITOL-SOTVO
NEW TONIGHT-CLIP TEXTING AND DRIVING BILL-OC, VO
CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-SSTOPS NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP
CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-ONCAM TZ 2 A) RETAIL JOB MARKET-VOTOPS
CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-PKG TZ 2 B) MARCO STUDENT ACES ACT-SSTOPS
CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-ONCAM TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
CRIME ALERT-CLIP 11PM TZ1) RANDOM CC VANDALS-VOTOPS
N FORT MYERS AX FIGHT-OC, SS, VO 11PM TZ2) FLORIDA OIL DRILLING-wipe-VOTOPS
ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTY DEATH-OC, SS(3), VO RETAIL JOB MARKET-OC, VO
NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP PRINCE HARRY AND MARKLE APPEARANCE-OC, VO
TZ1A) LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-SOTVO- WIPE MARCO STUDENT ACES ACT-OC,SS
TZ1B) FL LAWMAKERS AFFAIR-VOTOPS-WIPE GOODBYE WEBSITE TEASE-8 CLOSING LOGO SHOT
JP WX CTR-WX CTR  


HEADLINES-CLIP SOTTOPS


NEXT AT SEVEN --

HE HAD A HISTORY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING WOMEN.

SO WHY DID IT TAKE THREE YEARS TO ARREST A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR?

PLUS--

FRESH MARKET UNFINISHED IN CAPE CORAL.

WHY THIS GROCERY STORE IS IN JEOPARDY.

AND --

HOW FLORIDA COULD CHANGE THE LAW ABOUT KIDS BEING LEFT IN HOT CARS.

IT'S ALL LESS THAN A MINUTE AWAY ON ABC7 NEWS AT 7. Return to index of stories...


7PM OPEN-CLIP


7PM SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-SSTOPS


RIGHT NOW AT SEVEN--

NEW DETAILS ABOUT A LEE COUNTY DOCTOR ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HIS PATIENTS.

ABC7 FOUND OUT--

ASIF CHOUDHURY HAS A HISTORY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING *UNCONSCIOUS PATIENTS-- Return to index of stories...


LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-ZM


AT TWO DIFFERENT MEDICAL FACILITIES IN 2017.

TWO AT RIVERWALK AND ONE AT HEALTH PARK. Return to index of stories...


LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-2SHOT PUSH


WE DISCOVERED TODAY --

HE'S ACCUSED OF DOING IT NEARLY *15 DIFFERENT TIMES--

TO THREE DIFFERENT WOMEN.

IT'S YOUR BIG STORY AT SEVEN.

I'M JEFF BUTERA.

AND I'M KRISTA FOGELSONG.

ABC7'S CRISTINA MENDEZ FOUND OUT A WITNESS EVEN SAW HIM DOING IT NEARLY *FIVE YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-PKG


A 35-PAGE WARRANT DETAILING ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AT THE HANDS OF A LEE COUNTY GASTROENTEROLOGIST--

IS NOW MIRRORING SIMILAR PAST COMPLAINTS.

IN 20-17--

NURSES AT BOTH HEALTHPARK HOSPITAL--

AND RIVERWALK SURGERY CENTER--

REPORTED SEEING 54-YEAR OLD DOCTOR ASIF CHOUDHURY PUTTING HIS FINGERS INSIDE 3 DIFFERENT UNCONSCIOUS PATIENT'S VAGINAS DURING COLONOSCOPY PROCEDURES.

THIS INVESTIGATION--

SURFACING COMPLAINTS FROM A DIFFERENT NURSE 5-YEARS AGO.

ACCORDING TO THE WARRANT--

THE WITNESS SAW DR CHOUDHURY SEXUALLY ASSAULTING MORE THAN A DOZEN PATIENTS.

THE WITNESS SAYS HE MADE A COMPLAINT TO RIVERWALK SUPERVISORS--

BUT NOTHING EVER CAME OF THE ALLEGATIONS.

Dr Marie Collins, School of Health Professions Dean

16:30:47 "if there's been any perceived harm done to them, perceived or real, harm done to them in any setting in any shape form or fashion patients must be notified"

DOCTOR MARIE COLLINS SAYS REPORTING IS PART OF THE CODE OF ETHICS EVERY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TAKES--

TO PREVENT HARM FROM PATIENTS.

Dr Marie Collins, School of Health Professions Dean

16:29:08 "it is still always an obligation to report higher if there's nothing done"

THE RIVERWALK SURGERY CENTER WOULD NOT COMMENT ON WHY THE PAST SEXUAL ASSAULT

ALLEGATIONS WERE NEVER REPORTED TO DETECTIVES.

MEANWHILE, THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE COULD NOT COMMENT ON WHETHER INVESTIGATORS WILL LOOK INTO THE CLAIMS FROM 5-YEARS AGO.

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LEE DOCTOR SEXUAL ASSAULT-ONCAM


WE REACHED OUT TO DR CHOUDHURY'S LAWYER TO COMMENT ON THE ALLEGATIONS--

BUT DID NOT HEAR BACK.

HE'S EXPECTED TO BE IN COURT ON FEBRUARY 5TH. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 7:00-CLIP


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FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-SOTVO ,ZM


06:07:12 "That's really unfortunate because I love the Fresh Market and we have to go all the way to Fort Myers

AND SHE MAY STILL HAVE TO GO TO FORT MYERS.

BECAUSE A FRESH MARKET STORE PLANNED FOR CAPE CORAL --

MAY NOT BE HAPPENING.

IN MAY --

THE COMPANY ANNOUNCED IT WOULD OPEN A LOCATION IN THE CORALWOOD SHOPPING CENTER OFF DEL PRADO BOULEVARD. Return to index of stories...


FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-ONCAM


TONIGHT --

ABC7'S NESTOR MONTOYA UNCOVERED WHAT MIGHT DERAIL THOSE PLANS. Return to index of stories...


FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-PKG


A ONCE BUSTLING CONSTRUCTION SITE—NOW A GHOST TOWN.

06:10:45 "When you have a big building like this you wanna see it moving. It's energizing and right now it's not.":53

CREWS ARE NO LONGER BUILDING CAPE CORAL'S FRESH MARKET LOCATION—FORCING EAGER SHOPPERS TO GO ELSEWHERE.

06:07:12 "That's really unfortunate because I love the Fresh Market and we have to go all the way to Fort Myers to go there. It would've been so convenient for us.":21

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.there's so much traffic down there in this peak season.":24

BUT IT'S FOOT TRAFFIC PEOPLE IN THIS AREA SAY IS LACKING AT THE CORALWOOD PLAZA—THAT PROBABLY LED THE COMPANY TO RECONSIDER.

6:15:58 "Well this whole plaza has always kind of been an issue.":01

06:16:31 "It's blocked from the road. It doesn't get that presence that a lot of big companies that if they're going to go into a mall, they want.":38

WE REACHED OUT TO THE FRESH MARKET TO FIND OUT THE REASON FOR THE HOLD UP.

THEY RELEASED A STATEMENT EXPLAINING IT'S A TIMING ISSUE. THEY SAY IT'S IN THE COMPANY'S BEST INTEREST TO FOCUS ON LONG-TERM GROWTH STRATEGIES—AND DON'T PLAN TO PROJECT OR SPECULATE A SPECIFIC OPENING DATE OR CONSTRUCTION START.

06:15:22 "I mean we have everything that Fresh Market has that you can get locally. It's just more work. You have to go from place to place, but I'm hoping we do get a nice market in here.":32

IN CAPE CORAL, NESTOR MONTOYA, ABC7. Return to index of stories...


FRESH MARKET IN CAPE CORAL-ONCAM


WE'VE REACHED OUT TO CORALWOOD CENTER'S DEVELOPER FOR UPDATES.

RIGHT NOW WE KNOW THE PROJECT'S IN LIMBO. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL ZONE-CLIP


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LEE COUNTY SCHOOL MEETING-KEY


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SAYS HURRICANE IRMA--

WAS THE LARGEST DISASTER IT'S SEEN SINCE DONNA.

THE DISTRICT ESTIMATES NEARLY 25 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES.

ABOUT 90 PERCENT OF REPAIRS ARE DONE.

THE DISTRICT SAYS IT COULD TAKE A COUPLE YEARS TO FINALIZE THINGS.

WITH HURRICANE CHARLEY--

IT TOOK THREE YEARS TO FULLY WRAP UP WITH FEMA. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH UPDATE-OC, SOTVO


FOR THE FIRST TIME--

WE'RE HEARING FROM THE IMMOKALEE FAMILY MEMBERS--

OF THE MOTHER WHO DIED AFTER CRASHING INTO A POND.

Sot

44:57

Shatoria was with us the night of the incident. When she didn't text me when she got home like she always does, I started to look for her. 45:07 **

IT HAPPENED LATE SATURDAY NIGHT--

WHEN SHATORIA BROWN AND HER TWO KIDS --

BOTH UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE--

CRASHED.

INVESTIGATORS STILL DON'T KNOW HOW EXACTLY THEy GOT INTO THE WATER--

BUT FAMILY SAYS--

SHE WAS A LOVING MOTHER, AND DON'T LIKE THE RUMORS THAT SHE WOULD DO IT ON PURPOSE Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE FAMILY DEATH UPDATE-SOTVO


Latasha

51:19

She's not a mother who would just run her kids off in the water like that. Something went wrong.:24

BUTTED TO

50:55

She loves her kids and she would never do anything to bring harm to her kids

THE IMMOKALEE COMMUNITY IS HELPING THE FAMILY--

HOSTING FUNDRAISERS EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-SSTOPS


NEW SINCE 6 --

NEW DETAILS ABOUT A CAPE CORAL MURDER-SUICIDE.

ABC7 FOUND OUT --

JASON MCGUIRE--

WHO IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE--

THEN HIMSELF IN DECEMBER --

HAD A FAULTY ANKLE MONITOR. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-ONCAM


THAT MATTERS.

BECAUSE BEFORE MADONNA PIERCE WAS MURDERED --

SHE TRIED TO PROTECT HERSELF AGAINST HER ABUSIVE HUSBAND.

BUT AS ABC7'S DAVE ELIAS FOUND OUT--

THE COMPANY NEVER NOTIFIED AUTHORITIES WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT HER DOORSTEP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-PKG


McGUIRE WAS WEARING AN ANKLE BRACELET AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING HIS WIFE WITH A HAMMER IN NOVEMBER.

THE LETTER SAYS THE COURTS LOST CONFIDENCE IN THE COMPANY AFTER IT FAILED TO ADEQUATELY MONITOR McGUIRE BEFORE HE SHOWED UP AND KILLED HIS WIFE 50 YEAR OLD MADONNA PIERCE-McGUIRE.

take sot

Scot Goldberg/Attorney 03:56:28 At least the monitoring company should alert in that time period the authorities so that they can go out and do a check and pick up the person that has violated it. 04:05

FOR THE FIRST TIME THE COMPANY IS SPEAKING OUT—

ONLY TELLING ABC7

GPX FULLSCREEN

IT'S AN OPEN INVESTIGATION. THEY SAY THEY'RE SADDENED AND SAY THERE IS MUCH MORE TO THIS STORY THAN ONE PORTION OF A LETTER BEING CIRCULATED.

Scot Goldberg/Attorney / 03:39 There is no way to really stop somebody who is going to do that, but place guards are put into place like those ankle monitors 03:46

MADONNA PEIRCE McGUIRE'S CHILDREN ARE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS TONIGHT TELLING ABC7

FULLSCREEN

waiting statement

LEAVING MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS RIGHT NOW.

Scot Goldberg/ Atty /. 03:54 Could they have stopped this? We don't know what the circumstances are. Is this the first time he was there that night? What does the bracelet show as far as his pattern.

DAVE ELIAS ABC7. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ANKLE BRACELET DEATH-ONCAM


RIGHT NOW --

ABC7 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE WERE WEARING THE ANKLE BRACELETS FROM THAT COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


CRIME ALERT-CLIP


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N FORT MYERS AX FIGHT-OC, SS, VO


HERE'S YOUR CRAZY FLORIDA OF THE NIGHT AND IT HAPPENED IN LEE COUNTY.

MAN WAS HIT IN THE HEAD WITH AN AX--

AND SOMEHOW SURVIVED

THE FIGHT HAPPENED IN THE MIDDLE OF FAIRFAX ROAD--

RIGHT OFF OF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

REPORTS SAY--

TWO MEN--

ROMEO CARILLO AND MATEO PEDRO --

WERE FIGHTING ON THE STREET WHEN PEDRO PULLED OUT AN AX.

WITNESSES TELL US--

PEDRO HIT CARILLO'S HEAD, CAUSING A SEVERE SKULL FRACTURE.

PEDRO FACES A ON HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND FOR AGGRAVATED BATTERY CHARGES.

CARILLO IS DOING OKAY. Return to index of stories...


ORANGE COUNTY DEPUTY DEATH-OC, SS(3), VO


TODAY MARKS ONE YEAR SINCE A CHARLOTTE COUNTY NATIVE WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.

THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HONORED DEPUTY NORMAN LEWIS TODAY.

LEWIS PLAYED FOOTBALL AT PORT CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL.

HIS MOTHER STILL LIVES THERE.

HE WAS KILLED ONE YEAR AGO, ON A TRAGIC DAY IN ORLANDO -- WHERE HE WORKED.

FIRST --

DEPUTY --

DEBRA CLATYON--

WAS KILLED DURING THE SEARCH FOR ACCUSED MURDERER MARKEITH LOYD.

THEN --

LEWIS DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH, DURING THE SEARCH FOR LOYD.

DEPUTIES WERE LOOKING FOR LOYD BECAUSE THEY SAY SAY HE SHOT AND KILLED HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7 OPEN-CLIP


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


TZ1A) LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-SOTVO- WIPE


13:01:12-:19

.I could never imagine leaving a child in a car unattended.

BUT RIGHT NOW --

LEAVING A KID ALONE IN A CAR IS *LEGAL IN FLORIDA.

BUT COULD THAT SOON BE CHANGING?? Return to index of stories...


TZ1B) FL LAWMAKERS AFFAIR-VOTOPS-WIPE


TWO FLORIDA LAWMAKERS--

SENDING OUT AN APOLOGY--

AFTER ADMITTING TO AN AFFAIR!

HEAR THE HARSH MESSAGE FROM THE FLORIDA HOUSE SPEAKER. Return to index of stories...


JP WX CTR-WX CTR


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NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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FROZEN ALLIGATORS IN NC-VOTOPS


FRIGID TEMPERATURES--

ARE MAKING ALLIGATORS MAKE DESPERATE MOVES TO SURVIVE.

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS IS HOW ALLIGATORS ARE STAYING ALIVE,

THE COLD-BLOODED REPTILES STAY WARM BENEATH THE ICE--

AND ENTER A HIBERNATION-LIKE STATE.

THEY CANNOT GENERATE THEIR OWN HEAT--

BUT THEY CAN DROP THEIR BODY TEMPERATURES.

THIS GUY IS POPPING HIS HEAD THROUGH FOR AIR.

EXPERTS SAY THEY ARE PERFECTLY FINE, AND ARE DOING OKAY. Return to index of stories...


JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-CAM 9


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WEATHER-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST IS NOT VERBATIM, BUT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY OUR ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

Forecast: Increasing humidity with some morning fog

Despite a broad area of unsettled weather influencing the weather over Florida, our part of the state can expect fairly quiet conditions tonight. Well after midnight temperatures will only fall into the low and mid 60s for most areas, with communities like Fort Myers and Cape Coral cooling off to around 63 degrees by sunrise on Wednesday morning.

Just like we had this morning, it will be possible for a few areas of patchy fog to develop during the morning commute times early on Wednesday. Though the visibility shouldn't drop to terribly low levels, keep it in mind as the times when it will likely be thickest is just after sunrise through the 8 a.m. hour tomorrow morning.

As we move into the forecast for Wednesday, humidity will be on the rise as dew point temperatures will pop up into the mid 60s from time to time. We'll call for a blend of sun and clouds during the day as afternoon highs charge into the upper 70s near 80 degrees. Temperatures this mild are above average for early January, as normally highs only top out around 74 degrees in the afternoon. Though a few rain showers can't be categorically ruled out in the afternoon, coverage of anything developing should stay isolated.

Boating conditions look fair on Wednesday with light northeast winds in the morning before turning onshore after lunchtime thanks to the sea breeze off the Gulf of Mexico. Smooth conditions are expected on the bays and inland waters, and no advisories are posted for the Gulf from the National Weather Service.

Our weather on Thursday and Friday should continue to be mild with afternoon highs in the upper 70s to around 80. If you're a fan of warm and humid weather soak it up while you can, because another cold front is forecast to move over South Florida between late Friday and Saturday. When it does this we'll need to account for at least the chance of a passing shower or two on Friday, but more noticeable will be the drop in temperatures. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be considerably cooler only topping out near 71 degrees on Saturday and 67 degrees on Sunday. Return to index of stories...


NEW DETAILS-CLIP


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STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS-KEY - SOTVO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS PROPOSING THE LARGEST BUDGET IN FLORIDA HISTORY.

AND LONGER SALES TAX HOLIDAYS TOO.

Sot: Rick Scott

Governor

After the storms we experienced last year, we need to have a longer sales tax holiday so people have time to buy the supplies they need."

THE GOVERNOR IS PUSHING FOR EXTRA LONG SALES TAX FREE HOLIDAYS --

FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING AND HURRICANE SUPPLY SHOPPING.

THE GOVERNOR ALSO SAID DURING THE 'STATE OF THE STATE' SPEECH TODAY HE WANTS A THREE PERCENT BUMP ON SCHOOL FUNDING. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROSS-2 SH W BAM


LAWMAKERS WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT A BILL DURING THIS SESSION THAT COULD SAVE THE LIVES OF KIDS.

THE NEW BILL WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO KEEP KIDS YOUNGER THAN SIX -- IN A CAR UNATTENDED.

RIGHT NOW IT'S LEGAL UP TO 15 MINUTES -- AS LONG AS THE CAR IS OFF. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROSS-SSFULL


A NEW REPORT OUT THIS WEEK--

SHOWS FLORIDA IS THE SECOND HIGHEST STATE--

IN HOT CAR DEATHS IN KIDS.

IN LESS THAN TWENTY YEARS--

83 KIDS HAVE DIED IN HOT CARS.

THE NUMBER ONE STATE IS TEXAS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ROSS-LIVE IN BAM


ABC7'S ROSS DIMATTEI IS LIVE IN LEE COUNTY TONIGHT --

GETTING MORE ON THE NEW BILL THAT COULD ATTACK THOSE SCARY NUMBERS. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE


THE MOMS I TALKED TO TODAY --

COULD NOT BELIEVE IT IS LEGAL TO LEAVE A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 6 --

UNATTENDED IN A CAR FOR 15 MINUTES --

AS LONG AS IT'S OFF.

NOW THEY'RE HOPING THIS NEW BILL HELPS SAVE KIDS LIVES. Return to index of stories...


LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-PKG


KAYLA EASH AND SARAH ANGELSON ARE TWO MOMS MEETING AT THE MALL.

ONE BY ONE --

THEY TAKE THE TIME TO UNLOAD THEIR LITTLE ONES --

BECAUSE THEY WON'T LEAVE THEM ALONE IN THE CAR --

NOT EVEN FOR 15 MINUTES.

SOT: Sarah Angelson / Fort Myers

13:00:16-:22

First of all, it's too hot. They're unattended. I have two kids under the age of two. I would never in my life.

SOT: Kayla Eash / Fort Myers

13:02:17-:26

My four year-old would probably try to drive the car. And my two year-old now can unbuckle himself. So it would just be.no. Way too dangerous.

WHICH IS WHY THEY CAN'T BELIEVE FLORIDA'S 15 MINUTE POLICY EXISTS --

AS LONG AS THE CAR IS OFF.

SOT: Kayla Eash / Fort Myers

13:00:08-:12

That's crazy, off. In the car for 15 minutes by themselves.

BUT A NEW BILL --

MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE --

WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME.

SOT:Sally Kreuscher / Safe Kids Coordinator

13:08:27-:31

Anytime we advocate for families not leaving children in a car, it's a great thing

SALLY KREUSCHER --

OF SAFE KIDS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

SUPPORTS THE BILL.

SAYING 15 MINUTES IN A HOT CAR --

CAN KILL A KID.

SOT: Sally Kreuscher / Safe Kids Coordinator

13:09:24-:42

Children's bodies heat up 3-5 times faster than an adult's, and in just a short amount of time, 10 minutes, inside a car it can heat up 20 degrees

AND MOST MOMS WILL TELL YOU --

15 MINUTES ALONE --

IS PLENTY OF TIME FOR KIDS TO FIND TROUBLE.

SOT: Kayla Eash / Fort Myers

13:02:30-:38

15 minutes by himself.They probably wouldn't even be in the car haha.

ROSS: So needless to say, you guys think this would be a good law?

"I think it makes sense. Definitely." Return to index of stories...


LEAVING KIDS IN CARS-LIVE


IF THE BILL PASSES --

THE PUNISHMENT FOR LEAVING YOUR KIDS ALONE IN THE CAR --

YOU COULD BE CHARGED WITH A 2ND DEGREE MISDEMEANOR.

THE LAW WOULD GO INTO EFFECT IN OCTOBER. Return to index of stories...


GET MORE: GOOD SAMARITAN LAW-KEY


THERE IS A LAW THAT PROTECTS THOSE WHO GO THE EXTRA MILE TO SAVE A CHILD OR PET IN A HOT CAR.

UNDER THE GOOD SAMARITAN LAW YOU WILL NOT GET IN TROUBLE IF YOU BREAK A CAR WINDOW TO SAVE SOMEONE-

*AS LONG AS YOU CALL 9-1-1 AND STAY ON SCENE UNTIL CREWS ARRIVE. Return to index of stories...


FL LAWMAKERS ADMIT AFFAIR-OC, SS, VO


TWO SOUTH FLORIDA LAWMAKERS ARE SAYING THEY'RE SORRY --

AFTER ADMITTING TO AN AFFAIR.

FLORIDA STATE SENATORS ANITERE FLORES AND OSCAR BRAYNON CONFESSED TO IT --

AFTER A WEBSITE EXPOSED IT.

THE WEBSITE HAS VIDEO OF FLORES WALKING INTO BRAYNON'S APARTMENT IN APRIL FOUR NIGHTS IN A ROW.

BOTH ARE MARRIED.

THERE'S BEEN NO CALLS FOR THEM TO RESIGN. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE CAPITOL-VO IN BOXES


THAT'S THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF BAD BEHAVIOR IN TALLAHSSEE.

THERE'S ALSO BEEN ISSUES WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

TODAY --

FIRST DAY OF SESSION --

MANY FEMALE LAWMAKERS WORE BLACK IN SOLIDARITY WITH VICTIMS,

PIGGY BACKING OFF THE "ME TOO MOVEMENT."

CELEBS AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES DID IT TOO.

AND LISTEN TO WHAT SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE RICAHRD CORCORAN SAID WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE AFFAIR. Return to index of stories...


SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE CAPITOL-SOTVO


SOT Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran

Land O' Lakes

"No, the problem is people with reprehensible behavior. Always will be, always will be."

THERE'S ALSO A BILL TO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO DEAL WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

THAT BILL WOULD EXEMPT VICTIMS NAMES FROM PUBLIC RECORDS REQUIREMENTS. Return to index of stories...


TEXTING AND DRIVING BILL-OC, VO


TEXTING AND DRIVING IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING A PRIMARY OFFENSE.

RIGHT NOW IT'S A SECONDARY OFFENSE--

WHERE YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ELSE ILLEGAL ON THE ROAD--

TO GET FINED FOR TEXTING BEHIND THE WHEEL.

THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS TO THIS BILL.

YOU CAN USE YOUR PHONE FOR NAVIGATION --

AND YOU CAN ALSO USE IT TO CALL 911.

IF APPROVED --

THE LAW WOULD TAKE AFFECT ON JULY 1-ST. Return to index of stories...


NEXT AT 7:00-CLIP


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TZ 2 A) RETAIL JOB MARKET-VOTOPS


VANISHING JOBS.

FIND OUT WHICH KIND OF JOBS ARE DISAPPEARING. EVEN AS THE JOB MARKET IMPROVES. Return to index of stories...


TZ 2 B) MARCO STUDENT ACES ACT-SSTOPS


PLUS--

THIS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN--

DID MORE THAN JUST ACE A TEST--

WHY HE'S GETTING NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR HIS TEST SCORES. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11PM TZ1) RANDOM CC VANDALS-VOTOPS


A STRING OF CAR VANDALS UNCOVERED IN CAPE CORAL.

NEW AT 11--

WHY THE VICTIMS THINK THEY WERE TARGETED. Return to index of stories...


11PM TZ2) FLORIDA OIL DRILLING-wipe-VOTOPS


PLUS--

WHY SENATOR BILL NELSON IS *MAD--

THAT THE FEDS ARE BACKING OFF DRILLING FOR OIL IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


RETAIL JOB MARKET-OC, VO


THE U-S ECONOMY ADDED NEARLY 150-THOUSAND JOBS IN DECEMBER.

BUT THERE'S A BUT.

ONE SECTOR IS RAPIDLY LOSING JOBS.

RETAIL.

STORES ARE CLOSING OR GOING BANKRUPT.

PEOPLE KEEP SHOPPING ONLINE MORE AND MORE.

MEANING THE NEED FOR RETAIL WORKERS KEEPS SHRINKING.

THE INDUSTRY LOST 67-THOUSAND JOBS IN 2017.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST RETAILS COMPANIES--

SEARS HOLDINGS --

WHICH RUNS SEARS AND K-MART --

PLANS TO CLOSE MORE THAN 100 STORES IN 2018. Return to index of stories...


PRINCE HARRY AND MARKLE APPEARANCE-OC, VO


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE--

KATE TURNS 36 TODAY.

SHE'S CELEBRATING JUST ONE DAY AFTER SENDING PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OFF TO HER FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

SHE'S NOW AT THE PRESTIGIOUS WILLCOCKS NURSERY SCHOOL IN LONDON.

AS FOR THE NEWEST ROYAL COUPLE--

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE MADE THEIR FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE OF THE NEW YEAR. IT'S A SOMBER REMINDER THAT SHE IS NOW THE SAME AGE AS PRINCESS DIANA WHEN SHE DIED. Return to index of stories...


MARCO STUDENT ACES ACT-OC,SS


A COLLIER COUNTY TEEN DESERVES A PAT ON THE BACK.

ULYSSES BUNTEN JUST GOT A PERFECT SCORE OF 36 ON THE A-C-T.

IT'S A TEST VERY SIMILAR TO THE S-A-T.

ULYSSES LIVES IN MARCO ISLAND --

AND IS HOME SCHOOLED BY HIS PARENTS.

BUNTEN HAS HIS SIGHTS SET ON OLIN COLLEGE IN NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS. Return to index of stories...


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