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SQUEEZE 1-SOT TZ1 B) BRIDGE FISHING-SOTVO
SQUEEZE 2-SOT WX TEASE-WXWALL
HL 1) TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOTVO JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP
HL 2) SHAYDEN FOLO-SOTVO TOSS TO WEATHER-9 EST
HL ) BEAR TRAPS-VO WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH
NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP WEATHER-WXWALL
WORST FLU SEASON EVER-SOTVO 2SH PUSH NEW DETAILS-CLIP
TENT TRIAGE-VOTOPS BEAR SCARE-SOTVO 2SH@TOUCHVO TOUCHLIVE
TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-2SH W BAM BEAR SCARE-PKG
TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-BAM BEAR SCARE TAG-OC
TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-PKG MORE: SURVIVING BEAR ENCOUNTERS-BAM BAMVO
TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-BAM MORE: SURVIVING BEAR ENCOUNTERS-SOTVO BAM
GET MORE-CLIP MORE: LESS MONEY FOR BEAR PREVENTION-TOUCHVO
OFFICE DANGER ZONES-TOUCH NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
OFFICE DANGER ZONES-PKG CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-VO
MORE: BEWARE THE BREAK ROOM-TOUCH VO CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-SOTVO
NEW DETAILS-CLIP SCHOOL ZONE-CLIP
CHARCO FIREFIGHTER FOLO-VOTOPS BAMSS COLLIER GRAD RATES-OTS
CHARCO FIREFIGHTER FOLO-SOTVO NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
CHARCO FIREFIGHTER FOLO-SOT OTS WALMART WAGES-OTS VO
NEWS UPDATE-CLIP SAMS CLUB CLOSINGS-WIPE VO
SHAYDEN FOLO-TOUCH SS(2) TOUCH COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP
SHAYDEN FOLO-PKG TZ2A) INVASIVE MONKEYS-VO
SHAYDEN FOLO-OC TZ2B) OPRAH MUDSLIDE-VO
SHATTORIA VIGIL-OC VO WORLD NEWS TEASE-SOTTOPS
IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP
OPERATION OPEN ARMS-SOTVO OC BOXES 7PM TZ1) CAPE FISHING ON BRIDGES-SOTVO-WIPE
JOHN BUNCH VS FEMA-LIVE 7PM TZ2)DRIVE CHIP AND PUTT CHAMP-NATSVO
JOHN BUNCH VS FEMA-VOTOPS NEW TONIGHT-CLIP
JOHN BUNCH VS FEMA-SOT LIVE OPRAH MUDSLIDE TOUR-OC SOTVO
NEW DETAILS-CLIP OPRAH MUDSLIDE TOUR-SOTVO
ECO PARK-OC SS(2) INVASIVE MONKEY REMOVAL-OC NATSVO
ECO PARK-SOTVO CONSUMER ALERT-CLIP
COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP NEW STEM AMERICAN GIRL DOLL-SS
TZ1A) BEAR SCARE-SOTVO COPYRIGHT-CLIP


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HL 1) TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-SOTVO


09:41:32-42

"It's miserable. I don't know ya sweat, ache, fevers, pain."

NOW AT SIX --

DOCTORS SAY IT'S ONE OF THE WORST FLU SEASONS THEY'VE SEEN.

AND TONIGHT --

WHAT WAS MISSING FROM SOME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PHARMACIES. Return to index of stories...


HL 2) SHAYDEN FOLO-SOTVO


" I feel like someone has to know them. "

THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING THEIR 13 year old SON IS BEHIND BARS--

get more on why THE FAMILY OF SHAYDEN COLVIN-- IS LOOKING FOR THE WITNESS WHO HELPED CATCH HIM. Return to index of stories...


HL ) BEAR TRAPS-VO


AND --

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEAR SCARE.

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BLACK BEAR --

THAT SLICED A MAN'S FACE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6 OPEN-CLIP


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WORST FLU SEASON EVER-SOTVO 2SH PUSH


"this is, i would say, the worst flu season that i've ever seen."

A DANGEROUS FLU IS SPREADING RAPIDLY TONIGHT ACROSS THE U-S.

THE FLU SEASON IS GETTING WORSE --

IT'S START EARLIER --

AND IT'S REACHING NEAR-EPIDEMIC LEVELS.

NOW-- SOME MAY HAVE A HARD TIME-- GETTING HOLD OF THE ONLY MEDICINE KNOWN TO SHORTEN A FLU INFECTION.

I'TS OUR BIG STORY AT SIX.

I'M KRISTA FOGLESONG.

I'M JEFF BUTERA. Return to index of stories...


TENT TRIAGE-VOTOPS


DOCTORS BLAME THE H-3-N-2 STRAIN FOR CAUSING ONE OF THE WORST SEASONS IN RECENT HISTORY.

THE OUTBREAK IS SO SEVERE IN SOME REGIONS --

HOSPITALS ARE USING TENTS OUTSIDE THEIR BUILDING -- AS TRIAGE JUST FOR FLU PATIENTS.

AND SOME STATES ARE RUNNING SHORT ON TAMIFLU -- THE MEDICATION THAT ATTACKS THE FLU AFTER YOU START SHOWING SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-2SH W BAM


ABC7'S JOE PUTRELO IS GETTING US MORE ON WHETHER THAT'S THE CASE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

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TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-BAM


THE C-D-C SAYS GETTING A FLU VACCINE BEFORE YOU GET SICK IS STILL YOUR BEST OPTION.

BUT if YOU DON'T GET ONE OR IT DOESN'T WORK--

YOU REALISTICALLY HAVE JUST TWO DAYS FROM THE ONSET OF FLU SYMPTOMS-- FOR TAMIFLU TO BE EFFECTIVE. Return to index of stories...


TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-PKG


SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE WORST FLU SEASON IN YEARS.

William Black/Fort Myers

"ya sweat, ache, fevers, pain. All you wanna do is sleep and lay around all day."

BAYFRONT AND LEE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE SEEN AN EXPLOSION IN FLU PATIENTS THIS SEASON.

Anna Marie Judson/FM

09:17:58-04

"I got shivery and a cold and I just didn't feel right."

PHARMACIST DENISE TRAFICANTE SAYS MANY ARE TRYING TO STOP THE FLU BY TAKING A PRESCRIPTION DRUG CALLED TAMIFLU.

Denise Traficante/PharmD

09:04:01-09

"Patients that start it immediately within that 48 hours typically show a great improvement in their symptoms within two to three days."

TAMIFLU HAS BEEN SO POPULAR LATELY---

SOME PHARMACIES LIKE THIS C-V-S IN FORT MYERS TELL US THEY'VE COMPLETELY RUN OUT.

TRAFICANTE SAYS IF YOU FEEL ANY SIGNS OF THE FLU AT ALL---

THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE IF YOU WANT TO TAKE TAMIFLU.

Denise Traficante/PharmD

09:03:31-40

"There's a small window, typically 48 hours of when the symptoms start that you need to start the medication in order for it to work in its proper function."

THE DEMAND FOR TAMIFLU IS HIGHER THAN NORMAL---

SO TRAFICANTE TELLS US HER PHARMACY ALWAYS AT LEAST CARRIES THE GENERIC BRAND FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS IT.

Denise Traficante/PharmD

09:09:21-30

"We do always try and have at least one to two doses while treatment protocol quantities in stock for our patients."

AND WHILE TAMIFLU CAN HELP---

PHARMICISTS AND PHYSICIANS AGREE THE BEST WAY TO STOP THE FLU---IS TO GET A FLU SHOT. Return to index of stories...


TAMIFLU SHORTAGE-BAM


THE MAJORITY OF PHARMICIES WE CALLED OR VISITED STILL HAD A NORMAL SUPPLY OF TAMIFLU FOR PATIENTS.

DOCTORS EXPECT FLU SEASON TO LAST FOR ANOTHER SEVERAL WEEKS.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO JOE PUTRELO NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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OFFICE DANGER ZONES-TOUCH


ABC7 GETS YOU MORE.

ONE OF THE PLACES YOU'RE MOST LIKELY TO PICK UP THE FLU-- IS AT WORK.

ABC'S TJ HOLMES I TOURED A TYPICAL OFFICE BUILDING-- WITH A DOCTOR

TO SHOW YOU SOME FLU DANGER ZONES. Return to index of stories...


OFFICE DANGER ZONES-PKG


TJ:

SOMEBODY WITH THE FLU COMES IN HERE, SNEEZES IN THEIR HANDS, PUT IT ON THE DOOR.HOW LONG CAN THAT LIVE THERE AND KEEP INFECTING COWORKERS?

DR. MIKE:

THE FLU CAN LIVE UP TO 24 HOURS ON THE DOOR

WATCH THIS TIME LAPSE FOOTAGE - IN JUST 20 MINUTES, 33 PEOPLE GOING THROUGH THESE DOORS.ONE UNIVERSITY STUDY FINDING THAT WHEN ONE PERSON COMES TO THE OFFICE SICK- MORE THAN HALF THE SURFACES AND OTHER EMPLOYEES IN THAT OFFICE ARE LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THEIR VIRUS AFTER ABOUT 4 HOURS.

TJ: WHAT DO WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND?

DR. MIKE - DON'T TOUCH THE DOOR WITH YOUR HANDS, PUSH IT WITH YOUR ELBOW, YOUR BACK ANYTHING THATS NOT GONNA TOUCH YOUR FACE AFTERWARDS.

AND ONCE YOU GET INSIDE - THAT ELEVATOR

DR. MIKE- YOU CAN START TO SEE THE ENTIRE BUILDING START GETTING SICK IF ONE PERSON COMES IN AND TOUCHES A FEW OF THESE BUTTONS

DM: THESE BAD BOYS ARE NASTIER THAN TOILET SEATS

TH: EVERY TIME YOU GET OFF AN ELEVATOR YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO WASH YOUR HANDS

DM: YES, ABSOLUTELY

DR. MIKE SAYS IT'S HARD TO PICK OUT COWORKERS WHO MAY BE COMING DOWN WITH THE FLU.BUT THAT YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR DESK AREA WITH ANTIBACTERIAL WIPES NO MATTER WHAT.

THE FLU AND THE COLD REALLY LOOK ALIKE IN TERMS OF SYMPTOMS.

THIS IS WHAT I LIKE TO CALL A HIGH TRAFFIC AREA /SO IF YOU ARE GONNA COME IN TO A WORK STATION IN A HIGH TRAFFIC AREA, YOU'VE GOT TO WIPE THAT BAD BOY DOWN

AND FINALLY - KEEP IN MIND THAT GERMS CAN LINGER IN THE AIR FOR UP TO 30 MINUTES AFTER SOMEONE WITH THE FLU HAS PASSED THROUGH - EVEN IN BIG AREAS, LIKE THE CONFERENCE ROOM DURING OUR AFTERNOON MEETING.

IN THE WINTER TIME WHEN THE AIR IS COLD AND DRY THEY LINGER LONGER, SO IF YOU WERE HERE BEFORE THE MEETING STARTED, SNEEZED, AND THEN YOU CAME IN, YOU COULD GET THE GERM.

AND DURING THE MEETING?

IF YOURE GONNA HAVE TO SNEEZE, SNEEZE INTO YOUR ELBOW, THAT WAY ITS GONNA STAY THERE. Return to index of stories...


MORE: BEWARE THE BREAK ROOM-TOUCH VO


ANOTHER TIP FOR OFFICE MANAGERS--

IF YOU'RE HAVING A MEETING DURING PEAK FLU SEASON-- CONSIDER HAVING A CONFERENCE CALL-- INSTEAD OF MEETING IN PERSON.

ALSO-- DON'T FORGET ABOUT THAT WORKPLACE BREAK ROOM.

STUDIES SHOW IT'S ACTUALLY ONE OF THE MOST GERM-FILLED PLACES IN AN OFFICE.

EVEN DIRTIER THAN A REST ROOM.

AND FOR WORKERS-- IF YOU DO GET SICK-- THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS YOU STAY HOME FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER YOUR FEVER BREAKS. Return to index of stories...


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CHARCO FIREFIGHTER FOLO-VOTOPS BAMSS


YOUR OTHER BIG STORY AT SIX --

WE'RE NOW TALKING TO THE TEENS IN THIS VIDEO!

VIDEO THAT SHOWS CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER JON MILLER -- NOT WORKING -- BUT IN A FIT OF RAGE--

ATTACKING THE TEEN DRIVER AFTER MILLER SAYS THAT TEEN TRIED TO RAM HIS TRUCK.

THE TEENS SAY THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIREFIGHTER FOLO-SOTVO


1:06

"he took two steps back and then pulled out his gun and started aiming it at the both of us."

THAT WAS JUST THE START --

AFTER THE TEENS SAY BATTALION CHIEF JON MILLER OPENED THEIR CAR DOOR AT A STOP LIGHT IN VENICE-- AND THREATENED THEM.

THE TEENS SAY THEY HAD NEVER SEEN MILLER BEFORE.

HE TOOK THEIR PHONE WHEN THEY STARTED RECORDING.

THEY TRACKED IT TO MILLER'S HOUSE--

WHERE A SECOND CONFRONTATION WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

MILLER YANKS ONE OF THE TEEN'S HAIR. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FIREFIGHTER FOLO-SOT OTS


1:36

"it hurt - and um while he was doing it i was just thinking what am i supposed to do am i supposed to move, can i roll the window up?"

WE'RE ALSO GETTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT MILLER'S HISTORY WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT-- INCLUDING A PROBLEMS THAT LED TO A DEMOTION.

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THAT, TONIGHT ON ABC-7 NEWS AT SEVEN.

HE WAS ARRESTED FOR WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


NEWS UPDATE-CLIP


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SHAYDEN FOLO-TOUCH SS(2) TOUCH


TWO MONTHS AFTER A HIT AND RUN KILLED THEIR 13 YEAR OLD SON--

SHAYDEN COLVIN'S FAMILY IS PUTTING OUT THE CALL ON SOCIAL MEDIA-- FOR A WITNESS TO COME FORWARD.

THE SUSPECT -- PEDRO SILVA DIAZ-- GOT CAUGHT THANKS TO A WITNESS WHO FOLLOWED HIS TRUCK.

BUT THE NAME OF THAT WITNESS WASN'T TAKEN DOWN BY DEPUTIES--

NOW -- AS ABC7'S RISA MORRIS REPORTS-- THE COLVIN FAMILY IS REACHING OUT-- HOPING THAT WITNESS WILL COME FORWARD AGAIN-- AND HELP THEM GET JUSTICE FOR SHAYDEN. Return to index of stories...


SHAYDEN FOLO-PKG


PEDRO SILVA DIAZ IS BEHIND BARS. ACCUSED OF HITTING SHAYDEN AND FLEEING.

SHAYDEN'S MOM SAYS THE ONLY REASON HE WAS ARRESTED. IS BECAUSE OF SOME GOOD SAMARITANS.

26:02

That is very important to me because if not, he may not have ever been found so to me they are like the heroes of the case.:12

SHAYDEN WAS RUSHED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL AFTER THE CRASH. AND DIED THERE-- 2 MONTHS AGO TODAY.

IN THE CRAZINESS AT THE SCENE-- NO ONE GOT THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF THAT FAMILY WHO FOLLOWED THE TRUCK THAT HIT SHAYDEN.

AND NIKI COLVIN IS DESPERATELY HOPING TO FIND THEM AS THE CASE MOVES THROUGH THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

25:13

I think it's just a missing piece where there's no way to get around what they saw, what they witnessed:23

WHILE NIKI DEFINITELY WANTS THEIR HELP WITH THE CASE.

SHE ALSO HAS A MORE PERSONAL REASON FOR FINDING THIS FAMILY.

26:24

I don't have a chance to say thank you. I'd like to have that chance to tell them. They are an important part of getting justice for shayden.:33

THE FAMILY KNOWS THAT THESE WITNESSES WERE DRIVING A PICKUP TRUCK. AND WERE THERE AT THE SCENE ON NOVEMBER 10. THEY ARE ASKED TO CALL THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

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SHAYDEN FOLO-OC


AN ATTORNEY FOR PEDRO SILVA DIAZ ENTERED A NOT GUILTY PLEA ON HIS BEHALF LAST MONTH-- NOT LONG AFTER WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SHAYDEN'S 14TH BIRTHDAY. Return to index of stories...


SHATTORIA VIGIL-OC VO


LOOKING AHEAD --

THERE'S A VIGIL TONIGHT --

FOR A WOMAN AND HER TWO CHILDREN WHO DROWNED IN AN IMMOKALEE POND.

SHATORRIA BROWN AND TWO OF HER KIDS -- RA'MAJESTY AND RA'LAYHA JOHNSON -- DIED SATURDAY MORNING.

POICE ARE STLL INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED HER TO DRIVE OFF THE ROAD.

THE VIGIL IS AT EIGHT TONIGHT--

AT THE INTERSECTION OF APPLE STREET AND EDEN AVENUE. Return to index of stories...


IRMA RECOVERY-CLIP


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OPERATION OPEN ARMS-SOTVO OC BOXES


TZ SOT

"it's like having the life sucked out of you."

A MARINE CORPS VET WHOSE BUILT HIS REPUTATION ON GIVING BACK--

SAYS HE FEELS LIKE THE GOVERNMENT HAS TURNED ITS BACK ON HIM.

JOHN BUNCH FOUNDED OPERATION "OPEN ARMS" TO HELP SERVICEMEMBERS TAKE A BREAK IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- WITHOUT IT COSTING THEM A DIME.

BUT NOW -- IT'S BUNCH WHOSE IN NEED AFTER HURRICANE IRMA.

ABC7'S BEN HENRY IS LIVE IN SAINT JAMES CITY GETTING US MORE. Return to index of stories...


JOHN BUNCH VS FEMA-LIVE


LETS SHOW YOU WHAT HE'S DEALING WITH.

AD LIB SHOW AND TELL

A CONSTRUCTION CREW FEMA HIRED CAME OUT AND PUT THE TARP ON — BUT JOHN SAYS THEY DID IT POORLY AND CREATED MORE HOLES IN HIS ROOF CAUSING MAJOR WATER DAMAGE WHEN IT RAINS. Return to index of stories...


JOHN BUNCH VS FEMA-VOTOPS


HIS HOME OWNERS INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER THE DAMAGE.

HE'S APPLIED FOR FEMA ASSISTANCE BUT HE WAS DENIED.

THAT'S LEFT HIM FRUSTRATED BECAUSE OF ALL HE'S GIVEN BACK TO OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN.

IN THE LAST 13 YEARS — THROUGH OPERATION OPEN ARMS — HE AND HIS SPONSORS HAVE HELPED THOUSANDS OF TROOPS TO FISH OFF HIS BOAT -- HELPED THEM ENJOY VACATIONS IN SWFL -- EVEN HELPED WITH WEDDINGS AND SUPPORTED THE FUNERALS OF NEARLY 40 VETERANS. Return to index of stories...


JOHN BUNCH VS FEMA-SOT LIVE


13:58:13 -:26 JOHN "GIDDY UP" BUNCH, DENIED FEMA ASSISTANCE

"Dealing with FEMA for me, has literally like an internal energy robbing of my spirit, my move, my sleep, everything else."

JOHN HAS BEEN HONORED WITH MANY AWARDS FOR HIS CHARITABLE SERVICE.

AT 7–

WE GET YOU MORE ON ONE, THAT HE SAYS THE DAY HE RECEIVED IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF HIS LIFE—

ALSO MORE ON WHERE HE STANDS WITH FEMA.

LIVE IN ST. JAMES CITY BEN HENRY ABC7. Return to index of stories...


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ECO PARK-OC SS(2)


NEW AT SIX --

WE'RE GETTING A LOOK AT A NEW PARK IN LEE COUNTY.

THE COUNTY JUST RELEASED THESE DESIGNS FOR THE JOEL "AGRI-ECO" PARK IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT'S PLANNED AS 30 ACRES ALONG JOEL BOULEVARD-- JUST SOUTH OF PALM BEACH.

THE GOAL IS TO FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE AND ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION -- INLCUDING A COMMUNITY GARDEN, OUTDOOR CLASSROOM, AND PLENTY OF TRAILS. Return to index of stories...


ECO PARK-SOTVO


135303 Rose Hart, Lee County

"there's not really anything that's really close like that around here. I think that'd be a great thing for the kids."

THE COUNTY SAYS THE PARK WILL COST JUST UNDER 1.7 MILLION DOLLARS.

IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST TWO YEARS TO GET THE PROPER PERMITS. Return to index of stories...


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TZ1A) BEAR SCARE-SOTVO


3240

"it's scary when you have a child and you have animals and a lot of the neighbors have animals and they get aggressive"

BUT THAT'S SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILD ANIMALS ARE OUR NEIGHBORS. GET MORE ON HOW TO STAY SAFE AFTER A MAN GOT ATTACKED BY A BEAR IN NAPLES. PLUS Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) BRIDGE FISHING-SOTVO


05:43:42 and at that point I said Please don't tell me that's my husband in the canal 48

HER HUSBAND WAS KILLED NEAR A BRIDGE.

TONIGHT --

GET MORE ON WHY THAT CAPE CORAL WOMAN NOW WANTS FISHING THERE TO BE BANNED.SO NO ONE ELSE GOES THROUGH WHAT SHE DID. Return to index of stories...


WX TEASE-WXWALL


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JP WXRATE OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO WEATHER-9 EST


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WEATHER-8 WX CTR WIDE PUSH


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WEATHER-WXWALL


Expect another round of fog tonight as humidity is relatively high and winds will turn more southwesterly ahead of Friday's cold front. Ahead of the front it will remain warm and humid. Some sea fog may even be pushed in with the southwesterly winds after our morning fog clears. Rain showers will be limited to the evening hours. The weekend will be noticeably cooler and breezy. Temperatures stay below average for at least 5 days. Our coldest morning will be Monday morning with temperatures in the lower 40s and mid to upper 30s inland. Return to index of stories...


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BEAR SCARE-SOTVO 2SH@TOUCHVO TOUCHLIVE


14:19:25-:30

"I caught an uppercut from a from a black bear. "

THAT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN LOST A PRIZE FIGHT WITH A BEAR --

WHO SLICED UP HIS FACE TOO.

ANDY MEUNIER SAYS HE WENT ONTO HIS LANAI TO SEE WHAT HIS DOG WAS GROWLING AT-- WHEN ONE OF THREE BEARS OUT THERE-- SWIPED HIS FACE.

FISH AND WILDLIFE TRAPPERS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO CATCH THE BEARS-- BUT NO LUCK YET.

TONIGHT-- ALEXA SANTOS GETS MORE ON THE NAPLES BEAR SCARE. Return to index of stories...


BEAR SCARE-PKG


For the people living near this nature preserve in North Naples. close encounters with bears are nothing new.

3515 they usually come at night on trash days so they can rummage through all our trash and pick out the stuff they like and spread it all over the neighborhood

Rachel Plisko even got this video on Saturday. of a bear taking interest in her backyard screen. He even left some holes behind.

3005 stood up again on the screen, and my concern kicked in that he was going to try to get into the screen

She says she's seen the same group frequently over the last several months. A mama bear and 3 cubs. But news of Tuesday's attack has her concerned.

3240 it's scary when you have a child and you have animals and a lot of the neighbors have animals and they get aggressive

Others who live in the neighborhood of the attack. say it's not surprising

3640 I kind of expected it because they come really close to our back doors front doors and it was just a matter of time because they don't really fear us

Despite the attack. neighbors realize the bears aren't after humans.

FWC says an attack like this is extremely rare, and the first on record in south Florida.

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BEAR SCARE TAG-OC


those with FWC SAY IF THEY DO TRAP THE BEAR AND CONFIRM IT'S THE ONE WHO ATTACKED. IT'S THEIR POLICY THEY HAVE TO EUTHANIZE IT.

THE OTHERS WILL BE RELOCATED, AND SHOULD SURVIVE JUST FINE IN THE WILD. Return to index of stories...


MORE: SURVIVING BEAR ENCOUNTERS-BAM BAMVO


SO WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ENCOUNTER A BEAR?

YOU JUST SAW, IT CAN HAPPEN.

F-W-C SAYS START BY STAYING UPRIGHT --

DON'T GET ON THE GROUND,

BACK AWAY SLOWLY.

YOU'LL ACTUALLY WANT TO TALK TO THE BEAR IN A CALM, ASSERTIVE VOICE. Return to index of stories...


MORE: SURVIVING BEAR ENCOUNTERS-SOTVO BAM


@:39Sarah Peltier/FWC Bear Biologist

"Its important to always stand your ground if you do encounter a bear and raise your hands above your head and wave your arms and say hey bear! In a loud powerful voice, you want to make yourself look bigger"

AND MAKE SURE THE BEAR HAS A CLEAR ESCAPE ROUTE.

WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO --

IS TURN YOUR BACK -- PLAY DEAD -- CLIMB A TREE -- OR RUN.

BEARS ARE FASTER THAN YOU-- THEY CAN RUN UP TO 30 MILES AN HOUR. Return to index of stories...


MORE: LESS MONEY FOR BEAR PREVENTION-TOUCHVO


THE STATE HAS LESS MONEY THIS YEAR-- TO HELP PREVENT CONFLICTS BETWEEN HUMANS AND BEARS.

A FISH AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM CALLED "BEARWISE" HELPS BEAR-RESISTANT TRASH CANS-- LIKE THESE TESTED IN GOLDEN GATE.

THE STATE BUDGET HAS JUST 5 HUNDRED 15-THOUSAND DOLLARS THIS YEAR TO MATCH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNDS.

THAT'S 3 HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS THAN 2017.

MOST OF THE BEARWISE MONEY IS EARMARKED FOR COMMUNITIES WITH ORDINANCES REQUIRING THE BEAR-RESISTANT CANS,' Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-VO


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WOMAN IS TRYING TO MAKE SURE NO ONE ELSE DIES THE SAME WAY HER HUSBAND DID.

JOHN EATON'S WIFE BELIEVES HER HUSBAND WAS KILLED --

TRYING TO CLEAN UP LITTER THAT FISHERMEN LEFT BEHIND ON THEIR SEAWALL IN CAPE CORAL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BRIDGE FISHING BAN-SOTVO


05:43:58 Lynne Eaton/Cape Coral

"I said you have to tell me if that's my husband I'm out here fishing I have to know if this is my husband laying in the canal "

SO NOW --

SHES ASKING THE CAPE CITY COUNCIL TO BAN FISHING ON AND UNDER BRIDGES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS OF CAPE CORAL-IN HOPES OF SAVING OTHERS.

THE COUNCIL IS WORKING ON A NEW LAW.

THAT SHOULD BE UP FOR A VOTE IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL ZONE-CLIP


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COLLIER GRAD RATES-OTS


GOOD NEWS FROM YOUR A-B-C SCHOOL ZONE--

MORE FLORIDA STUDENTS ARE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

THAT'S ESPECIALLY TRUE IN COLLIER COUNTY-- WHERE 88 PERCENT OF LAST YEAR'S SENIOR CLASS GRADUATED WITHIN FOUR YEARS.

THAT'S A COUNTY RECORD.

LEE AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE BOTH SLIGHTLY UNDER THE STATE-WIDE AVERAGE OF 82-PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT-CLIP


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WALMART WAGES-OTS VO


BIG NEWS IN THE BUSINESS WORLD TONIGHT!

WALMART SAYS ITS STARTING PAY FOR EMPLOYEES --

WILL BE ELEVEN DOLLARS AN HOUR STARTING NEXT MONTH.

WALMART IS ALSO EXPANDING MATERNITY AND PATERNITY LEAVE --

-- ADDING AN ADOPTION BENEFIT --

AND GIVING ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES A ONE-TIME BONUS WORTH UP TO ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THEY'RE CREDITING THE TAX CUT CONGRESS PASSED AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED FOR THE GOOD THINGS I JUST LISTED. Return to index of stories...


SAMS CLUB CLOSINGS-WIPE VO


BUT NOT EVERYTHING IS PERFECT FOR THE WALTONS -- WHO RUN WALMART AND SAM'S.

NEARLY THREE DOZEN "SAMS CLUB" STORES -ARE SHUTTING DOWN.

ABOUT 11-THOUSAND EMPLOYEES ARE OUT OF JOBS.

EMPLOYEES SAY THE CLOSINGS WERE ABRUPT.

THE COMPANY SAYS IT'S A STRATEGY MOVE.

NONE OF THE CLOSURES ARE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ONE IN TAMPA IS CLOSING. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP NEXT OPEN-CLIP


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TZ2A) INVASIVE MONKEYS-VO


MONKEYS COULD BE SPREADING HERPES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

GET MORE ON THE PUSH TO GET RID OF THEM. Return to index of stories...


TZ2B) OPRAH MUDSLIDE-VO


PLUS EVEN ONE OF THE RISHEST WOMEN IN THE WORLD CAN'T ESCAPE THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES.GET MORE ON OPRAH'S DAMAGED PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


WORLD NEWS TEASE-SOTTOPS


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TONIGHT AT 7:00 OPEN-CLIP


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7PM TZ1) CAPE FISHING ON BRIDGES-SOTVO-WIPE


It was my husband that was laying in the water 18

A CAPE CORAL WIDOW--

FIGHTING TO PROTECT YOU FROM HER HORRIBLE TRAGEDY--

AFTER HER HUSBAND DIES TRYING TO CLEAN FISHING WIRE FROM A BRIDGE.

AHEAD AT SEVEN--

WHY SHE SAYS BANNING FISHING OFF BRIDGES COULD KEEP YOU SAFE. Return to index of stories...


7PM TZ2)DRIVE CHIP AND PUTT CHAMP-NATSVO


"I had a plastic club in my hand when I was about two years old."

BUT NOW SHE'S EIGHT!

AHEAD AT SEVEN--

MEET THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GIRL--

ON A PATH TO BEING THE NEXT GOLFING PRODIGY.

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OPRAH MUDSLIDE TOUR-OC SOTVO


NEW TONIGHT-- OPRAH WINFREY IS GIVING THE PUBLIC A TOUR OF HER MUDSLIDE-DAMAGED PROPERTY.

"There used to be a fence right here. my neighbors' house, devestated."

THE FOOTAGE, SHOT ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, SHOWS WINFREY DESCRIBING THE SCENE AS SHE WALKS THROUGH A SEA OF MUD.

MEANTIME SEARCH-AND-RESCUE TEAMS FROM ALL OVER CALIFORNIA WERE WORKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE MUCK AND WRECKAGE OF THE TOWN, A WEALTHY ENCLAVE NEAR LOS ANGELES -- A NUMBER OF CELEBRITIES CALL HOME.

ABOUT 100 SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN THE FLOODS AND MUDLSIDES.

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OPRAH MUDSLIDE TOUR-SOTVO


OPRAH

'We're going to do what great Americans do all the time - we're going to help each other'

THE NUMBER OF DEAD FROM TUESDAY'S FLASH FLOOD HAS NOW RISEN TO 17--

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INVASIVE MONKEY REMOVAL-OC NATSVO


NEW AT SIX --

FLORIDA WILDLIFE MANAGERS SAY THEY WANT SOME MONKEYS REMOVED FROM THE STATE.

SCREAMING NATS

YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS ENCOUNTER-- RECORDED BY A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FAMILY VISITING SILVER SPRINGS STATE PARK.

THOSE RHESUS MACAQUES AREN'T JUST AGGRESSIVE--

SOME CARRY THE HERPES "B" VIRUS IN THEIR SALIVA AND OTHER FLUIDS.

A NEW REPORT FROM THE C-D-C URGED FLORIDA OFFICIALS TO CONSIDERED THE MONKEYS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE SAYS THEY AGREE WITH REMOVING THEM.

HEP-B INFECTIONS ARE RARE IN HUMANS-- BUT DEADLY IN ABOUT HALF THE CASES. Return to index of stories...


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NEW STEM AMERICAN GIRL DOLL-SS


THERE'S A NEW ROLE MODEL ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO REACH FOR THE STARS.

LUCIANA VEGA IS AMERICAN GIRL'S 2018 GIRL OF THE YEAR.

SHE'S AN 11 YEAR OLD CHILEAN AMERICAN GIRL WHO DREAMS OF BEING THE FIRST PERSON TO WALK ON MARS.

AMERICAN GIRL IS KNOWN FOR ITS ORIGINAL LINE OF HISTORICAL DOLLS -- BOOKS AND ACCESSORIES.

BUT LUCIANA IS NOT A HISTORICAL FIGURE.

SHE'S THE FIRST CHARACTER CREATED TO ENCOURAGE AN INTEREST IN STEM.THAT'S SCIENCE. TECHNOLOGY. ENGINEERING AND MATH. Return to index of stories...


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