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BREAKING NEWS-MO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
CHARCO I75 ACCIDENT-AUXDOT, VOFULL TEASE 3A) WINTER WEATHER-VO WIPE, BNR
EXPLOSION AND FIRE-VO TEASE 3B) CUOMO MOURNS-VOTOPS, BNR
VAN INTO HOME-SS, VO TOP STORIES RECAP-MO
CHARCO FATAL CRASH-VO TS1) PUNTA GORDA INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS WIPE
PUNTA GORDA INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE TS2) EXPLOSION AND FIRE-VOTOPS WIPE
PUNTA GORDA INVESTIGATION-SOTVO TS3) VAN INTO HOME-VOTOPS
GAY MARRIAGE IN FL-OC CUOMO MOURNS FATHER-ON CAM
GAY MARRIAGE IN FL-SOT, ON CAM CUOMO MOURNS FATHER-PKG
FIRE MERGER NORTH COLLIER-VO CUOMO MOURNS FATHER-ON CAM
VILLAGE OF ESTERO-VO WIPE DEVELOPING-MO
VILLAGE OF ESTERO-SOTVO AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-AUXSET VO
CRIMESTOPPERS YEAR IN REVIEW-CG WIPE AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-VO WIPE
CRIMESTOPPERS YEAR IN REVIEW-SOT, ON CAM AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-SOT VO
FL: CAR INTO HOUSE FIRE-VO WIPE AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-AUXSET
FL DEADLY CRASH-VOTOPS WV BODIES AT POLICE SHOOTING-VO
FL MAN DECAPITATES MOM-VO WIPE CHINA STAMPEDE-VO
FL STRAY BULLET-VO TOPS SYRIA KOBANI FIGHT-VO
JEB BUSH RESIGNATIONS-ON CAM GA POLICE CHIEF SHOOTS WIFE-VO WIPE
RUBIO GOP 2016-VOTOPS GA POLICE CHIEF SHOOTS WIFE-SOTVO
NEW YEARS BABY-VO WIPE GUNFIRE TARGETS POLICE-ON CAM
NEW YEARS BABY-SOTVO WIPE GUNFIRE TARGETS POLICE-PKG
COLLIER NEW BORN-VOTOPS GUNFIRE TARGETS POLICE-ON CAM
RINGLING BROTHERS PREVIEW-ON CAM TURN SIGNAL REMOVED FROM ARM-VO WIPE
RINGLING BROTHERS PREVIEW-PKG TURN SIGNAL REMOVED FROM ARM-SOTVO
HUMANE SOCIETY RECORD-VO WIPE WINTER WEATHER-AUXSET VO
HUMANE SOCIETY RECORD-SOTVO WINTER WEATHER-VO WIPE
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE TOPS WINTER WEATHER-SOTVO
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WINTER WEATHER-AUXSET VO
TEASE 1A) OREGON ROUTS FSU-VO WIPE, BNR CDC FLU UPDATE-VO
TEASE 1B) POLAR PLUNGE-VOTOPS, BNR TEASE FOUR-2SHOT
WEATHER-WX CTR TEASE 4A) WONDER GIRL CANCER-VO, BNR
WISCONSIN POLAR PLUNGE-SOTVOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WX CTR
WEATHER OPEN-CLIP WONDER GIRL CANCER-ON CAM
WEATHER TOSS-3SHOT WONDER GIRL CANCER-PKG
WEATHER BEGINS-WX CTR WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TOSS TO WEATHER-3 SHOT
OREGON ROUTS FSU-BAM VO WEATHER-WX WALL
OREGON ROUTS FSU-VO WIPE SWIFT NUMBER ONE ALBUM-VO
OREGON ROUTS FSU-SOT HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
OHIO STATE BEATS ALABAMA-BAM VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
OHIO STATE BEATS ALABAMA-VO FULL ALEC BALDWIN WIFE EXPECTING-VO
TITLE GAME-CGTOPS XBOX PRICE CUT-VO
CONSUMER ALERT-MO TEASE FIVE-2SHOT
POSSIBLE CHIK FIL A DATA BREACH-ON CAM TEASE 5A)-VO, BNR
TAKE DOWN ANY WEBSITE FOR $3-CGTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
US GM RECALL-VIDBOX HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TABLET SALES DOWN-ON CAM SPIRITUALITY TEENS-VO WIPE
IHOP PANCAKES-VOTOPS SPIRITUALITY ADULTS-VOTOPS
FILING TAX RETURNS-ONCAM QUIT SMOKING-VO
FINANCIAL AID NEW YEAR-ON CAM PARENTS BABY SHARE BIRTHDAY-VO
DISNEY GIVING AWAY NIGHT-VO NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM
TEASE TWO-2SHOT NOON TZA) SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VOTOPS
TEASE 2A) FLIGHT DELIVERY-VO, BNR NOON TZB) MARIO CUOMO-VOTOPS
FLIGHT DELIVERY-2SHOT NOON TZC) TOOTH PULLED BY GOLF CLUB-SOTVO
FLIGHT DELIVERY-PKG END OF SHOW-BNR
FLIGHT DELIVERY-2SHOT  


BREAKING NEWS-MO


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CHARCO I75 ACCIDENT-AUXDOT, VOFULL


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OUT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

ALL LANES OF I-75 NORTHBOUND ARE NOW *OPEN*--

AFTER AN ACCIDENT THIS MORNING.

YOU CAN SEE ON ONE OF OUR DOT CAMERAS--

THAT TRAFFIC IS MOVING ONCE AGAIN.

IT HAPPENED AROUND MILE MARKER 166.

THE HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED--

A SEMI AND A CAR

ONE PERSON WAS INJURED AND TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.

ALL LANES ARE NOW OPEN--

BUT THE CRASH BACKED UP TRAFFIC ALL THE WAY TO JONES LOOP ROAD.

TRAFFIC COULD BE SLOW FOR ANOTHER 30-MINUTES.

UNTIL CREWS MOP UP THE ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


EXPLOSION AND FIRE-VO


POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED TO PART OF LEE COUNTY AFTER A TRANSFORMER EXPLODED.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 2 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING OF PINE RIDGE ROAD.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE POWER SURGE CAUSED SPARKING--

IT DID MINOR DAMAGE TO THE SIDE OF THE SELF-STORAGE BUILDING.

F-P-L CUT POWER TO THE AREA FOR ABOUT A HALF-HOUR TO MAKE REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


VAN INTO HOME-SS, VO


ONE MAN IS DEAD--

AFTER STEALING A VAN--

AND CRASHING IT INTO A LEHIGH ACRES HOME.

IT HAPPENED IN THE 7-HUNDRED BLOCK OF HARRY STREET SOUTH IN LEHIGH ACRES.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE DAMAGE.

THE VAN'S OWNER SAYS A MAN TOOK THE VAN--

AND CRASHED INTO THE HOME DOWN THE STREET.

BUT NOT BEFORE BLASTING THROUGH YARDS - TAKING OUT MAILBOXES AND TRASH CANS. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO FATAL CRASH-VO


WE KNOW THE NAME OF A MAN HIT AND KILLED BY A CAR IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

STEPHEN QUES-NEL WAS WALKING *WITH* TRAFFIC EARLY NEW YEAR'S DAY MORNING.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS WEARING DARK CLOTHING--

AND WAS RUN OVER BY A TRUCK ON RAMPART BOULEVARD IN DEEP CREEK.

TROOPERS SAY THERE'S NO INDICATION THE DRIVER WILL FACE CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA INVESTIGATION-VO WIPE


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF A BIZZARRE INVESTIGATION OUT OF PUNTA GORDA.

THIS IS ON BOCA GRANDE BOULEVARD.

NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE THERE AS CRIME SCENE DETECTIVES SCANNED THE YARD.

THEY WERE EVEN DIGGING IN SOME AREAS.

DEPUTIES WOULD ONLY CONFIRM WITH US--

THAT THEY WERE SERVING A SEARCH WARRANT.

BUT LISTEN TO THIS.

THIS IS THE SAME HOME WHERE THREE YEARS AGO--

A BABY'S BODY WAS FOUND IN A FREEZER.

NEIGHBORS, SHOCKED TO - ONCE AGAIN - SEE INVESTIGATORS RETURN. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA INVESTIGATION-SOTVO


To look out two doors down your back yard and see crime scene tape then drive around the block to see cops everywhere it's just weird

INVESTIGATORS CLEARED THE SCENE AT THE HOME LAST NIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY THERE IS ANOTHER LOCATION THEY ARE FOCUSING ON--

BUT WOULD NOT SAY WHERE.

NBC-2 IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT--

IF THIS IS CONNECTED THE THE CASE FROM THREE YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE IN FL-OC


TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COUNTIES SAY THEY *WILL* GRANT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LICENSES NEXT WEEK.

LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT LAST NIGHT.

IT CAME THE SAME DAY--

A FEDERAL JUDGE CLARIFIED HIS RULING--

SAYING CLERKS ACROSS FLORIDA HAVE PERMISSION TO ISSUE THE LICENSES.

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI SAYS HER OFFICE WILL NOT STAND IN THE WAY OF CLERKS.

HERE'S REACTION FROM ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS. Return to index of stories...


GAY MARRIAGE IN FL-SOT, ON CAM


what a wonderful thing it is for us to feel more equal than we were and feeling like we have a choice i mean we don't have to get married but fi we want to get married we can.

THE BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE EXPIRES JANUARY FIFTH. Return to index of stories...


FIRE MERGER NORTH COLLIER-VO


THE NORTH NAPLES AND BIG CORKSCREW ISLAND FIRE DISTRICTS ARE NOW ONE.

THE NEW DISTRICT IS CALLED THE NORTH COLLIER FIRE CONTROL AND RESCUE DISTRICT.

THE MERGER MEANS IT CAN BUILD AT LEAST TWO MORE FIRE STATIONS.

WHICH COULD INCREASE RESPONSE TIMES.

THEY ALSO INSIST IT'LL SAVE TAX PAYERS MONEY--

BUT THE DISTRICT COULD LOSE A FEW ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS. Return to index of stories...


VILLAGE OF ESTERO-VO WIPE


THE FIRST DAY OF 20-15 WAS A HISTORIC DAY FOR ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY.

ESTERO OFFICIALLY BECAME THE VILLAGE OF ESTERO.

87-PERCENT OF ESTERO RESIDENTS VOTED FOR THE ANNEXATION.

ONE OF THE PRIMARY CATALYSTS. PROTECTING THE ARCHITECTURE OF ESTERO.

THOSE IN CHARGE ARE TASKED WITH CREATING A CITY GOVERNMENT FROM SCRATCH. Return to index of stories...


VILLAGE OF ESTERO-SOTVO


2:06 we are the beginning of a long journey. its not going to happen over night, but we are in control of our own destiny and everyone who lives in estero should be involved.

ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD MARCH THIRD.

THE FIRST COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE MARCH 17TH. Return to index of stories...


CRIMESTOPPERS YEAR IN REVIEW-CG WIPE


CRIMESTOPPERS PROVED ITS A VALUABLE TOOL TO FIGHT CRIME.

MORE THAN 46-HUNDRED TIPS CAME INTO THE ORGANIZATION.

THAT LED TO NEARLY 750 ARRESTS.

MORE THAN 160-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN REWARD MONEY WAS HANDED OUT.

ORGANIZERS CREDIT THOSE WHO ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO STEP FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


CRIMESTOPPERS YEAR IN REVIEW-SOT, ON CAM


Trish Routte 17:48-18:03 you know in a perfect world we would have a police officer on every street corner of every neighborhood unfortunately that's just not possible so we really need the community to be out there and be the extra eyes and ears to help law enforcement solve these crimes and that's exactly what they did in 2014

COPS SEIZED MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN DRUGS LAST YEAR.

JANUARY IS ONE OF THEIR BIGGEST MONTHS TO BRING IN TIPS AND MAKE ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


FL: CAR INTO HOUSE FIRE-VO WIPE


THE NEW YEAR, OFF TO A BAD START FOR A DRIVER AND HOMEOWNER IN WESLEY CHAPEL.

A CAR SLAMS INTO A CORNER OF THE HOUSE--

THEN SPINS INTO THE GARAGE AND CATCHES FIRE.

ACCORDING TO A NEIGHBOR, THE DRIVER SAID HE FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.

THE CAR HIT THE ONLY UN-OCCUPIED HOUSE ON THE BLOCK.

THE DRIVER WAS CITED FOR DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE. Return to index of stories...


FL DEADLY CRASH-VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING FROM A DEADLY CRASH ON U-S 90 IN NORTH FLORIDA.

IT TOOK THE LIVES OF THREE PEOPLE. INJURED SIX OTHERS.

TWO VEHICLES CRASHED HEAD-ON.

TROOPERS SAY A TEEN DRIVER FAILED TO MERGE BACK OVER THE LINE AFTER PASSING--

AND HIT AN S-U-V CARRYING SEVEN PEOPLE.

THE S-U-V BURST INTO FLAMES.

RIGHT NOW A MOTHER AND HER FIVE CHILDREN ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION.

THE DRIVER OF THE S-U-V WAS KILLED.

THE TWO 17-YEAR-OLDS IN THE CAR ALSO DIED INSTANTLY. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN DECAPITATES MOM-VO WIPE


A FLORIDA MAN IS UNDER ARREST--

CHARGED WITH THE MURDER.

POLCIE SAY HE DECAPITATED HIS MOTHER!

POLICE SAY CHRISTIAN GOMEZ USED AN AX TO BEHEAD HER.

ANOTHER SON CALLED POLICE.

AUTHORITIES SAY GOMEZ PLANNED THE ATTACK--

BECAUSE HE WAS UPSET ABOUT HIS MOM NAGGING HIM. Return to index of stories...


FL STRAY BULLET-VO TOPS


A TAMPA WOMAN IS RECOVERING AT HOME--

AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY A STRAY BULLET AT BUSCH GARDENS!

POLICE SAY KAITLYN JACOBS WAS AT A FIREWORKS SHOW--

WHEN SHE FELT PAIN IN HER LEG.

SHE WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND GOT AN X-RAY.

DOCTORS DISCOVERED A BULLET IN HER LEG.

SHE WAS TREATED AND RELEASED.

POLICE SAY THE BULLET LIKELY CAME FROM SOMEONE SHOOTING A GUN OUTSIDE OF BUSCH GARDENS--

AND MAY HAVE TRAVELED A MILE OR SO BEFORE IT HIT HER. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH RESIGNATIONS-ON CAM


A WHITE HOUSE RUN LOOKS EVEN MORE LIKELY FOR JEB BUSH.

THE FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR HAS RESIGNED FROM ALL OF REMAINING BOARD MEMBERSHIPS.

THE REPUBLICAN EVEN PARTED WAYS WITH HIS OWN EDUCATION FOUNDATION. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO GOP 2016-VOTOPS


WE COULD KNOW SOON WHETHER SENATOR MARCO RUBIO WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 20-16.

DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO. THE FLORIDA CONSERVATIVE SAID HE'S MOVING CLOSER TO MAKING A DECISION.

THE 43-YEAR-OLD REPUBLICAN SAYS HE'LL REVEAL HIS INTENSIONS SHORTLY. Return to index of stories...


NEW YEARS BABY-VO WIPE


NBC-2 HAD THE HONOR TO MEET THE FIRST BABY BORN IN 2015 HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MEET JACOB CHATSKIY.

MOM AND DAD WELCOMED HIM INTO THE WORLD JUST AFTER ONE THURSDAY MORNING AT HEALTHPARK.

JACOB IS VERY HEALTHY--

WEIGHING IN AT SEVEN POUNDS, TWELVE OUNCES.

JACOB'S DAD SAYS HE'S HAPPY TO HAVE A HEALTHY BABY BOY--

THAT WILL CARRY ON THE FAMILY NAME. Return to index of stories...


NEW YEARS BABY-SOTVO WIPE


"deep inside i feel really happy.i feel like our whole lives are going to be different in a sense that we have now a real family."

THE NEW PARENTS ARE ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO NEW YEARS PARTIES.

NOW BECOMING BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER NEW BORN-VOTOPS


WE ALSO WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE CLERVEU FAMILY IN NAPLES.

THEY HAD THE FIRST NEWBORN IN COLLIER COUNTY.

LOUIS JOHN KENSLEY WEIGHED 7 POUNDS 9 OUNCES--

AND WAS 21 INCHES LONG.

HE WAS BORN AT 2:20 THURSDAY MORNING.

BOTH MOM AND BABY ARE DOING FINE. Return to index of stories...


RINGLING BROTHERS PREVIEW-ON CAM


ACROBATS, CLOWNS AND ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE AT GERMAIN ARENA THIS WEEKEND.

IT'S THE RINGLING BROTHERS AND BARNUM AND BAILEY CIRCUS!

NBC-2'S BRITTANY WEINER IS THERE WITH A SNEAK PEAK OF SOME OF THE ACTS.

GOOD MORNING! Return to index of stories...


RINGLING BROTHERS PREVIEW-PKG


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HUMANE SOCIETY RECORD-VO WIPE


GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY IS CELEBRATING ITS HIGHEST RECORD OF ADOPTIONS.

EACH YEAR THE SHELTER SETS ADOPTION GOALS.

IN 2014--

THE GOAL WAS 15-HUNDRED PETS.

ON WEDNESDAY--

IT HAD 6 ADOPTIONS RIGHT BEFORE THE NEW YEAR--

HELPING THE AGENCY MEET ITS GOAL.

SHELTER ORGANIZERS SAY DOG ADOPTIONS ARE MORE POPULAR. Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY RECORD-SOTVO


we'd like the public to be more educated..their situation and how they live.

THIS YEAR--

THE GOAL IS HELP TWO THOUSAND PETS FIND A NEW HOME. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE TOPS


YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS ___________.

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TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


GREAT DAY FOR OREGON AND OHIO STATE FANS.

IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY FOR F-S-U FANS.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WILL HAVE A NEW NATIONAL CHAMPION.

FLORIDA STATE'S 29-GAME WIN STREAK IS OVER!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOTH SEMI-FINAL GAMES - STRAIGHT AHEAD.

AND THEY ARE SOME OF THE CRAZIEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET!

POLAR PLUNGERS DID THE DIP YESTERDAY--

AN ANNUAL NEW YEARS DAY TRADITION! Return to index of stories...


TEASE 1A) OREGON ROUTS FSU-VO WIPE, BNR


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TEASE 1B) POLAR PLUNGE-VOTOPS, BNR


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WEATHER-WX CTR


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WISCONSIN POLAR PLUNGE-SOTVOTOPS


"It's all adrenaline and you're just hoping it's warm and then when you get in, you know it's not. It's a bag full of knives and you get out as quick as possible."

A TRADITION CONTINUED ON NEW YEAR'S DAY - THE POLAR PLUNGE

THIS IS IN WISCONSIN--

WHERE SOME ADVENTUROUS PEOPLE JUMPED INTO ICE-COLD LAKE WATER TO BENEFIT THE CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK.

ORGANIZERS SAY THEY RAISED MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER TOSS-3SHOT


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WEATHER BEGINS-WX CTR


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


!!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

AM FOG, MORE SUN BY AFTERNOON

A.M. Update - This morning we will see some areas of fog across Southwest Florida, so you may need a few extra minutes for travel early this morning. By late morning fog will dissipate and expect to see a mix of sun and clouds through the day. An isolated afternoon shower can't be ruled out, but most of the day will be dry. Humidity will be noticeable today and it will be warm with highs in the lower 80's.

The weekend remains warm and humid with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low to mid 80's. Slightly cooler and less humid air looks to move in by the end of next week. Return to index of stories...


OREGON ROUTS FSU-BAM VO


DID YOU STAY UP FOR ALL OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES?

IF NOT--

YOU MISSED SOME GREAT ACTION!

MARCUS MARIOTA AND THE DUCKS--

ARE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

THEY TURNED THE FIRST SEMIFINAL GAME INTO A *ROUT*. Return to index of stories...


OREGON ROUTS FSU-VO WIPE


THE DUCKS DUSTED FLORIDA STATE 59-20 IN THE ROSE BOWL.

NOW IT'S ON TO TEXAS TO TRY TO WIN THE SCHOOL'S *FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

OREGON USED ITS QUICK-STRIKE OFFENSE. CAPITALIZED ON F-S-U TURNOVERS.

AND SMASHED THE SEMINOLES' QUEST FOR A SECOND CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONSHIP. Return to index of stories...


OREGON ROUTS FSU-SOT


jameis winston sot

marcus mariota sot Return to index of stories...


OHIO STATE BEATS ALABAMA-BAM VO


AND IF YOU WENT TO BED EARLY--

THE BUCKEYES JOIN THE DUCKS IN THE FINAL.

THEY SCORED 28 UNANSWERED POINTS.

AND DEALT ALABAMA A 42-35 LOSS IN THE SUGAR BOWL. Return to index of stories...


OHIO STATE BEATS ALABAMA-VO FULL


AFTER TRAILING 21-6 MIDWAY THROUGH THE SECOND QUARTER--

OHIO STATE SCORED 36 POINTS TO ALABAMA'S 14--

AS THE TIDE'S DEFENSE COULDN'T STOP THE BUCKEYES' RUSHING ATTACK.

THE DAGGER CAME WITH 3-24 REMAINING.

OHIO STATE RUNNING BACK EZEKIEL ELLIOTT RIPS OFF AN 85-YARD TOUCHDOWN RUN. Return to index of stories...


TITLE GAME-CGTOPS


SO HERE'S THE LINEUP ---

OHIO STATE FACES OREGON JANUARY 12TH IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

THEY'LL PLAY IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS AT COWBOY STADIUM.

OHIO STATE HAS A STORIED HISTORY BUT OREGON HAS *NEVER WON A COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER ALERT-MO


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POSSIBLE CHIK FIL A DATA BREACH-ON CAM


IT LOOKS LIKE CHIK FIL A IS THE LATEST RESTAURANT CHAIN TARGETED BY HACKERS.

THE FAST FOOD JOINT IS WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT.

CHICK FIL A HAS NOT SAID HOW MANY RESTAURANTS OR CUSTOMERS COULD BE IMPACTED. Return to index of stories...


TAKE DOWN ANY WEBSITE FOR $3-CGTOPS


DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN TAKE DOWN ANY WEBSITE FOR JUST $3 DOLLARS.

THE HACKING GROUP THAT CLAIMS IT TOOK DOWN THE XBOX AND PLAYSTATION NETWORKS ON CHRISTMAS--

CAN NOW HELP YOU TAKE DOWN ANY WEBSITE FOR THE LOW, LOW PRICE OF $2.99.

LIZARD SQUAD LAUNCHED ITS "LIZARD STRESSER" WEBSITE--

WHICH OFFERS ATTACKS TO PAYING CUSTOMERS. Return to index of stories...


US GM RECALL-VIDBOX


GENERAL MOTORS KICKS OFF 2015 WITH ANOTHER RECALL.

THE CAR MANUFACTURER IS HAVING TROUBLE WITH IGNITION LOCKS.

THEY CAN CAUSE SAFETY PROBLEMS IN HOT CONDITIONS.

92-THOUSAND FULL SIZE TRUCKS AND S-U-Vs ARE AFFECTED.

IT INCLUDES 2011 TO 2012.

AND CERTAIN 2007 TO 2014 MODELS.

LAST YEAR G-M RECALLED NEARLY 3-MILLION VEHICLES FOR DEFECTIVE IGNITION SWITCHES. Return to index of stories...


TABLET SALES DOWN-ON CAM


I-PAD SALES DECLINED LAST YEAR.

ANALYSTS SAY APPLE IS A VICTIM OF ITS OWN SUCCESS.

THE NEW, LARGER I-PHONE SIX AND SIX-PLUS.

ARE EATING INTO I-PAD SALES.

SO ARE OTHER MANUFACTURERS' SO-CALLED "PHABLETS"--

THOSE CROSS BETWEEN PHONES AND TABLETS. Return to index of stories...


IHOP PANCAKES-VOTOPS


"ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES" ARE BACK AT I-HOP RESTAURANTS BEGINNING TODAY.

DURING THE PROMOTION--

GUESTS CAN CHOOSE TO START WITH EITHER FIVE BUTTERMILK PANCAKES--

OR A SHORT STACK OF TWO PANCAKES WITH A COMBO PLATE OF EGGS, HASH BROWNS, AND A CHOICE OF MEAT.

AFTER COMPLETING THAT INITIAL SERVING--

GUESTS CAN REQUEST MORE PANCAKES UNTIL THEY'VE HAD ALL THEY CAN EAT.

THE PROMOTION IS AVAILABLE THROUGH FEBRUARY 8TH. Return to index of stories...


FILING TAX RETURNS-ONCAM


TAX SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

YOU CAN START FILING YOUR 2014 RETURNS ON JANUARY 20TH.

THE IRS SAYS TAX SEASON WILL START ON TIME--

DESPITE A LAST-MINUTE TAX-LAW CONGRESS PASSED.

CONGRESS PASSED THE BILL EXTENDING MORE THAN 50 TAX BREAKS--

THAT EXPIRED AT THE START OF THE YEAR.

THE NEW LAW ALLOWS TAXPAYERS TO CLAIM THE BREAKS--

WHEN THEY FILE THIS YEAR'S RETURNS. Return to index of stories...


FINANCIAL AID NEW YEAR-ON CAM


THE NEW YEAR IS A GOOD TIME TO JOIN A GYM--

CLEAN YOUR HOUSE--

AND TAKE CARE OF ANYTHING ELSE YOU'VE BEEN PUTTING-OFF FOR MONTHS.

BUT IT'S ALSO THE BEST TIME TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?

JANUARY 1ST WAS THE FIRST DAY OF APPLICATIONS FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID.

IT'S KNOWN AS "FAF-SA."

THE EARLIER YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION--

THE MORE MONEY YOU COULD GET. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY GIVING AWAY NIGHT-VO


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE THE CHANCE TO SLEEP INSIDE CINDERELLA'S CASTLE IN DISNEY WORLD?

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT LAUNCHED A NEW CONTEST--

OFFERING A ONE-NIGHT STAY IN CINDERELLA'S CASTLE AT MAGIC KINGDOM!

THERE'S ALSO A CHANCE TO WIN A 5-DAY.

4-NIGHT VACATION TO WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT.

IT WILL PICK A WINNER EVERY SINGLE DAY IN JANUARY.

AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ENTER.

YOU CAN FIND A LINK TO THE CONTEST ON OUR WEBSITE. NBC-2.COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


MOST WOMEN CAN'T FLY ONCE THEY GET TO WITHIN A FEW WEEKS OF DELIVERY.

ONE WOMAN WAS *MONTHS* AWAY FROM HER DUE DATE--

EVEN HER DOCTOR TOLD HER SHE WAS SAFE--

GUESS WHAT!

THE BABY HAD OTHER PLANS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 2A) FLIGHT DELIVERY-VO, BNR


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FLIGHT DELIVERY-2SHOT


DELIVERING A BABY IS HARD ENOUGH.

GOING INTO LABOR ON AN AIRPLANE MAKES NATIONAL NEWS.

IT HAPPENED TO A WOMAN AS SHE WAS TRAVELING FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO MINNEAPOLIS.

SHE WASN'T DUE UNTIL *MARCH*--

BUT HER LITTLE SON HAD OTHER PLANS.

D-J BOLERJACK HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT DELIVERY-PKG


DOCTORS GAVE HER THE O-K.

"She said, you know, 'you're completely fine to travel.'"

ALLISON PEERY AND HER HUSBAND ZACH WERE HEADING HOME TO WISCONSIN, WHILE IN MID-AIR ON DELTA AIR LINES, PEERY'S LITTLE MARCH 5TH MIRACLE CAME A LITTLE EARLY.

BUT SHE WAS FEELING A LITTLE PAIN BEFORE TAKE OFF.

"I'm like, 'no I think I'll be just fine. Just a little back pain. I'll have them give me a pillow.' Got into the plane, took off and about thirty minutes later, my water broke."

LUCKILY, HELP WAS ON THE WAY.

"There was a pediatrician on board, so she came right over.

AND THE AIRLINE STAFF. WELL, THEY WERE MORE THAN PREPARED.

"Telling me to focus and breathe. There was about 4 of them all breathing with me."

PILOTS QUICKLY FOUND OUT AND MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN SALT LAKE CITY, WHERE AN AMBULANCE WAS WAITING TO TAKE PEERY TO UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HOSPITAL.

"It all was moving really fast."

HIS NAME IS KARL WILLIAM PEERY. 4 POUNDs SIX OUNCES, AND WHEN ALLISON SAW HIM, NOTHING ELSE MATTERED.

"It was wonderful. He's doing so well and he's so cute, I must say. I'm not biased or anything."

AS FAR AS PEERY'S HUSBAND, HE SAYS IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE HE'LL NEVER FORGET.

"I got a little choked up. It was fantastic."

SINCE KARL IS TEMPORARILY HOOKED UP TO AN INCUBATOR, MOVING JUST ISN'T AN OPTION.

"We may be taking up residence in this wonderful city for a while."

AS FOR HAVING MORE CHILDREN IN THE FUTURE.

"Hopefully, I'm gonna not fly during my next pregnancy, or leave my state. Just to be on the safe side." Return to index of stories...


FLIGHT DELIVERY-2SHOT


D-J BOLERJACK REPORTING.

THE BABY'S NOT IN THE INCUBATOR BECAUSE OF THE FLIGHT--

AS YOU HEARD--

HE WAS BORN *THREE* MONTHS EARLY.

HE IS HEALTHY--

AND CAN GO HOME IN ABOUT 4-WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


OLD MAN WINTER TOOK A FEW WEEKS OFF--

BUT NOW HE'S BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

NASTY WINTER STORMS ARE RAGING OUT WEST--

AND TAKING AIM ON THE NORTHEAST.

AND THE DAY AFTER MARIO CUOMO PASSES AWAY--

HIS SON TAKES THE OATH AS NEW YORK'S NEXT GOVERNOR! Return to index of stories...


TEASE 3A) WINTER WEATHER-VO WIPE, BNR


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TEASE 3B) CUOMO MOURNS-VOTOPS, BNR


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TOP STORIES RECAP-MO


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TS1) PUNTA GORDA INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS WIPE


IT'S 11:30 ON THIS FRIDAY--

TIME TO UPDATE OUR TOP STORIES.

NBC2 IS ASKING QUESTIONS--

ABOUT A STRANGE INVESTIGATION IN PUNTA GORDA.

IT'S ON BOCA GRANDE BOULEVARD--

THE SAME ADDRESS WHERE POLCIE FOUND A BABY'S BODY IN A FREEZER NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO.

POLICE TAGGED NUMEROUS BAGS INTO EVIDENCE.

POLICE WOULD NOT SAY WHY THEY WERE THERE--

ONLY TO SERVE A SEARCH WARRANT. Return to index of stories...


TS2) EXPLOSION AND FIRE-VOTOPS WIPE


A TRANSFORMER EXPLODED ON PINE RIDGE ROAD IN FORT MYERS.

IT SENT A POWER SURGE TO NEARBY "SUMMERLIN SELF STORAGE."

THE POWER SURGE CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

F-P-L TEMPORARY CUT ELECTRICITY IN THE AREA IN ORDER TO MAKE REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


TS3) VAN INTO HOME-VOTOPS


A MINI VAN CRASHED INTO A HOME IN LEHIGH ACRES --

TAKING DOWN SEVERAL MAILBOXES AND TEARING THROUGH YARDS IN THE PROCESS.

IT HAPPENED ON HARRY AVENUE SOUTH AROUND NINE O'CLOCK.

THE OWNER OF THE VAN SAYS HE NEEDS IT TO GET HIS FOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL AND AND HIMSELF TO WORK.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE MAN WHO STOLE IT APPEARED TO BE DRUNK.

LUCKILY NO ONE INSIDE THE HOUSE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


CUOMO MOURNS FATHER-ON CAM


FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO DIED LAST NIGHT.

HE LEAVES BEHIND A LEGACY--

THAT IMPACTED THOUSANDS--

AND DREW MANY INTO POLITICS--

INCLUDING HIS SON WHO WAS SWORN-IN *YESTERDAY*!

ED PAYNE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


CUOMO MOURNS FATHER-PKG


nats - I, Andrew M. Cuomo.

THURSDAY WAS A DAY OF JOY AND SORROW FOR NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO.

FIRST, HE WAS SWORN IN FOR A SECOND TERM IN MANHATTAN.

IN HIS INAUGURATION ADDRESS, HE SAID HIS FATHER, FORMER THREE-TERM GOVERNOR MARIO CUOMO, WAS NOT WELL ENOUGH TO ATTEND.

New York He couldn't be here physically today, my father. But my father is in this room. He is in the heart and mind of every person who is here. He's here, and he's here. His inspiration and his legacy and his experience is what has brought this state to this point.

HOURS LATER, THE ELDER CUOMO DIED.

HE HAD RECENTLY BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A HEART CONDITION.

THE FAMILY SAYS HE DIED AT HOME FROM "NATURAL CAUSES DUE TO HEART FAILURE."

CUOMO SERVED AS GOVERNOR FOR MORE THAN A DECADE IN THE 19-80'S AND 90'S.

HE BURST ONTO THE NATIONAL POLITICAL STAGE WITH HIS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 19-84 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION.

IT FUELED SPECULATION HE MIGHT RUN FOR PRESIDENT, BUT HE NEVER DID.

FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR DAVID PATERSON WAS AMONG THE LUMINARIES OFFERING TRIBUTES TO THE MAN THEY KNEW.

There was no one like him. He was peerless at the podium.

He could have been the president of the United States, he was that great.

CUOMO ALSO HAD THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE FIRST GUEST ON LARRY KING LIVE, AND IT CERTAINLY WASN'T HIS LAST APPEARANCE.

MARIO CUOMO WAS 82 YEARS OLD.

I'M ED PAYNE, REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


CUOMO MOURNS FATHER-ON CAM


NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO--

ORDERED FLAGS ALREADY FLYING AT HALF-STAFF FOR TWO SLAIN N-Y-P-D OFFICERS.

TO REMAIN LOWERED FOR 30 DAYS IN HONOR OF CUOMO.

IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT--

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED CUOMO--

"A DETERMINED CHAMPION OF PROGRESSIVE VALUES". Return to index of stories...


DEVELOPING-MO


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AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-AUXSET VO


DEVELOPING THIS MORNING IN THE AIRASIA DISASTER.

OFFICIALS SHOWED WRECKAGE OF THE PLANE FOUND AT SEA BY SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS.

THEY ALSO ANNOUNCED THEY'VE FOUND THE BODIES OF OVER 30-VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-VO WIPE


THE WEATHER CONTINUES TO HAMPER SEARCH EFFOTS.

DIVERS COULD ONLY DO SO MUCH IN THE WIND AND RAIN.

SEARCHERS ARE FOCUSING ON A DARK SHADOW ABOUT 100 FEET BELOW THE SURACE--

THEY BELIEVE IT'S THE BULK OF PLANE'S FUSELAGE.

AND WITHIN IT--

MOST OF THE PASSENGERS. Return to index of stories...


AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-SOT VO


"Everybody expected that. So it's gonna be an issue to recover, but we never know."

THE CEO OF AIRASIA INDONESIA IS PERSONALLY OVERSEEING THE RETURN OF REMAINS TO LOVED ONES. Return to index of stories...


AIRASIA FLIGHT LATEST-AUXSET


IF THE SHADOW ON THE OCEAN FLOOR IS THE BULK OF THE PLANE--

THAT MEANS WE COULD BE CLOSER TO LEARNING EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE PLANE TO CRASH. Return to index of stories...


WV BODIES AT POLICE SHOOTING-VO


A BIZZARRE CASE IN LEWISBURG WEST VIRGINIA.

TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT DURING A TRAFFIC STOP--

THAT LED TO ANOTHER GRISLY DISCOVERY.

AUTHORITIES STOPPED AN SUV WITH A STOLEN LICENSE PLATE--

BUT A TRUCK ALSO PULLED AND THE DRIVER OPENED FIRE!

ONE OFFICER RETURNED FIRE.

THE SUV TOOK OFF--

BUT EVENTUALLY STOPPED.

THE DRIVER SURRENDERED.

POLICE CAUGHT UP WITH THE TRUCK DRIVER TOO.

WHILE SEARCHING THE TRUCK--

POLICE FOUND TWO BODIES UNDER A MATTRESS.

THEY'VE BEEN I-D'S AS A COUPLE FROM NORTH CAROLINA. WHO OWNED THE STOLEN S-U-V.

THE OFFICERS ARE BEING TREATED FOR THEIR GUNSHOT WOUNDS. Return to index of stories...


CHINA STAMPEDE-VO


THE DEATH TOLL IN SHANGHAI'S NEW YEAR'S EVE STAMPEDE KEEPS RISING--

36 PEOPLE ARE NOW DEAD--

ANOTHER 47 INJURED

AUTHORITIES SAY SEVEN OF THE INJURED LEFT THE HOSPITAL--

DOCTORS ARE STILL TREATING 40 OTHERS.

POLCIE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT SPARKED THE STAMPEDE. Return to index of stories...


SYRIA KOBANI FIGHT-VO


IN SYRIA--

KURDISH FORCES ARE MAKING HEADWAY IN THEIR BATTLE TO PROTECT A KEY CITY FROM I-SIS.

THE BATTLE'S WAGED FOR MONTHS--

FOR CONTROL OF THE NORTHERN CITY OF KOBANI.

NOW A SYRIAN OBSERVER GROUP--

SAYS THE KURDS HAVE SEIZED AS MUCH AS 70 PERCENT OF THE CITY--

INCLUDING THE SIDE THAT FACES THE TURKISH BORDER. Return to index of stories...


GA POLICE CHIEF SHOOTS WIFE-VO WIPE


A GEORGIA POLICE CHIEF IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR SHOOTING HIS WIFE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY WILLIAM McCOLLOM OF THE PEACHTREE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT--

CALLED 9-1-1 EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

HE CLAIMED HE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIS WIFE WITH HIS SERVICE WEAPON.

58-YEAR OLD MARGARET McCOLLOM IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


GA POLICE CHIEF SHOOTS WIFE-SOTVO


"It hurts, it bothers you. You really want to support the individual, the individuals that may be involved, on the other hand you want to find out what actually happened."

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE CHIEF IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE FOR THE TIME BEING.

THE GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IS HANDLING THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


GUNFIRE TARGETS POLICE-ON CAM


MORE THAN FIREWORKS WENT OFF IN PALO ALTO NEW YEARS DAY--

TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE FORCED TO DUCK FROM FLYING BULLETS!

JOE VAZQUEZ REPORTS FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Return to index of stories...


GUNFIRE TARGETS POLICE-PKG


Late this evening, Palo Alto Police recovered this rifle from a backyard. They're investigating the possibility it was the one used to fire at officers early this morning.

The bullets started flying around 2:15 AM, hitting about a half dozen cars ? And one of them went right through Cassandra Julian's house.

Cassandra Julian / East Palo Alto

? the window ? through the curtain all the way through to here ? my son - who is hiding from the camera was sitting here ? so he was ducked down when it happened, through this wall where it ended up.

Joe Vazquez / East Palo Alto

Two officers were already on the scene investigating a call for shots fired when suddenly, there was a new barrage of gunshots. They could hear and feel the bullets whizzing by their faces.

One officer took cover behind a car ? he was pinned down.

Angel Sanchez / East Palo Alto Police Dept.

At that point we didn't know where the gunfire was coming from ? so we went in there and basically extracted him out of the scene with our patrol vehicles.

Judging from where they found bullet casings, investigators say it's possible the gunman was shooting at the officers from right in the middle of the street. Neighbors tell us gunfire is common here.

Luis Garcia / East Palo Alto

Yeah, we're not surprised. We're just very lucky nobody got hurt and we move on.

Cassandra Julian / East Palo Alto

This is crazy. People are just shooting just to shoot. It's meaningless. Don't shoot at the cops, don't shoot at each other. There's got to be a better way to handle stuff. Return to index of stories...


GUNFIRE TARGETS POLICE-ON CAM


JOE VASQUEZ REPORTING.

POLICE QUESTIONED 8 MEN--

BUT SO FAR NO ARRESTS. Return to index of stories...


TURN SIGNAL REMOVED FROM ARM-VO WIPE


IT WASN'T MEDICAL REASONS--

DOCTORS REMOVED A METAL ROD FROM AN ILLINOIS MAN'S ARM THIS WEEK.

ART LAMPIT JUST HAD THE TURN SIGNAL ARM--

FROM HIS 1963 T-BIRD REMOVED FROM HIS BODY!

IT HAD BEEN THERE FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS!

ART SAYS HE WAS IN A BAD WRECK. Return to index of stories...


TURN SIGNAL REMOVED FROM ARM-SOTVO


"Yeah, I was reported being dead by one of the radio stations. Glass in the forearm. Four or five ribs. Hip busted out in the backside."

BECAUSE OF ALL THE INJURIES--

DOCTORS DIDN'T NOTICE THE METAL TURN SIGNAL EMBEDDED INTO HIS ARM.

IT HEALED OVER--

THEN 15 YEARS AGO--

HE TRIPPED A METAL DETECTOR AND THAT'S HOW HE FOUND THE ROD. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-AUXSET VO


MOST OF THE COUNTRY IS GRIPPED IN A DEEP FREEZE RIGHT NOW.

NASTY WEATHER IS POUNDING THE WEST--

AND MORE OF IT IS ON THE WAY TO MANY OTHER PARTS OF THE NATION. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-VO WIPE


AT THE ROSE PARADE IN PASADENA--

FLOWERS COVERED FLOATS--

AND BLANKETS COVERED THE PEOPLE!

THE TEMPERATURE: 33 DEGREES.

BUT IT DOESN'T BEAT THE NEW YEAR'S DAY RECORD OF 32-DEGREES.

SOME EVEN BROUGHT THEIR OWN FIREPITS.

IN WYOMING--

IT COULD BE DAYS BEFORE IT'S SAFE ENOUGH TO ENTER A ROW OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS DESTROYED BY FLAMES.

FIREFIGHTERS FACED TEMPS THAT WERE 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-SOTVO


"And then notice that on Saturday and Saturday night, there will likely be a swath of significant snow lining up all the way from, say, Northern Kansas through Missouri, parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, UP of Michigan and Chicago, probably a wintry mix.

TO THE NORTH--

BLOWING SNOW AND SLICK ROADS CAUSED A MAJOR PILEUP IN ONTARIO, CANADA.

PARTS OF NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA COULD SEE MORE THAN A FOOT OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW. Return to index of stories...


WINTER WEATHER-AUXSET VO


MORE TROUBLE EXPECTED TONIGHT--

WITH FREEZING RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTH AND MID-SOUTH. Return to index of stories...


CDC FLU UPDATE-VO


ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL--

ABOUT HALF THE COUNTRY IS EXPERIENCING HIGH LEVELS OF FLU ACTIVITY.

THE C-D-C SAYS THE FLU IS NOW WIDESPREAD IN 36 STATES.

AS A RESULT--

HOSPITALS IN MANY AREAS ARE RESTRICTING VISITORS.

FLU ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS--

ESPECIALLY IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WHERE THE FLU IS NOT REALLY A PROBLEM YET. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


IT'S INSPIRING TO SEE HOW PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER--

TO HELP A CHILD IN NEED.

ONE SMALL COMMUNITY IS DOING THAT--

WITH THE HELP OF SOME SUPER HEROES!

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 4A) WONDER GIRL CANCER-VO, BNR


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WEATHER TEASE-WX CTR


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WONDER GIRL CANCER-ON CAM


A 3-YEAR OLD GIRL FIGHTING CANCER--

GOT SOME HELP FROM A ROOM FULL OF SUPERHEROS ON THURSDAY.

ANN RUBIN SHARES HOW A CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY--

IS COMING TOGETHER TO HELP SUPPORT A VERY BRAVE "WONDER GIRL". Return to index of stories...


WONDER GIRL CANCER-PKG


FOR THOSE THAT NEEDED THEM TODAY, THERE WERE CAPES AND MASKS.

BUT IF YOU ASK GABRIELA MEDRANO, HER DAUGHTER IS A SUPERHERO EVEN WITHOUT THEM. GISELLE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA THIS SEPTEMBER, ON HER THIRD BIRTHDAY.

"And she had a rough go at it. She became very sick. We spent 45 days in the hospital. And she smiled the whole time through it. And she was my hero."

HER FAMILY WAS AWESTRUCK BY GISELLE'S ATTITUDE AND STRENGTH.

"She helped me stay strong. I drew from her strength and her heroism to fight alongside with her and she was my little wondergirl."

IN ORDER TO FIGHT ALONGSIDE GISELLE FULL TIME, HER MOTHER HAS BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE HER BRIDAL SHOP IN CAMPBELL.

THIS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF TRISHA LEEPER, A PHOTOGRAPHER INVOLVED IN THE CAPERS OF THE NOW-FAMOUS BATKID, WHO AFTER BATTLING LEUKEMIA HIMSELF. HELPED SAVE SAN FRANCISCO.

"I said oh we have to come together and continue the fight."

SHE ORGANIZED A SUPERHERO THEMED FUNDRAISER IN THE HOPES OF RAISING BOTH MONEY AND AWARENESS OF CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA.

SUPERHEROS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES DESCENDED ON CAMPBELL TO HELP.

AMONG THEM VALERIE DAFT, WHO LOST A FRIEND TO CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA.

"I just know the struggle she's up against and i think she's incredibly brave doing this to raise awareness and it needs to be done."

THE FAMILY IS HOPEFUL THERE WILL BE STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. THAT OTHERS WILL STAND BY THEM IN THEIR FIGHT.

"I think so yay! You think so? Yeah, yes. Everyone's going to fight along with you? Yeah. Yeah i think so."

THEY SAY MORE RESEARCH CAN LEAD TO BETTER MEDICINE, AND A BETTER OUTLOOK FOR KIDS LIKE GISELLE.

"I believe that together we can do anything as a community. And it gives us hope and strength and brings us together. Yeah. Yeah." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO WEATHER-3 SHOT


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WEATHER-WX WALL


!!!NEED WX ANCHOR CG!!!

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

AM FOG, MORE SUN BY AFTERNOON

A.M. Update - This morning we will see some areas of fog across Southwest Florida, so you may need a few extra minutes for travel early this morning. By late morning fog will dissipate and expect to see a mix of sun and clouds through the day. An isolated afternoon shower can't be ruled out, but most of the day will be dry. Humidity will be noticeable today and it will be warm with highs in the lower 80's.

The weekend remains warm and humid with partly cloudy skies and highs in the low to mid 80's. Slightly cooler and less humid air looks to move in by the end of next week. Return to index of stories...


SWIFT NUMBER ONE ALBUM-VO


TAYLOR SWIFT MANAGED TO SHAKE DISNEY'S "FROZEN" OFF THE TOP OF THE BILLBOARD CHARTS.

SWIFT'S "1989"--

FINISHED AS THE YEAR'S TOP SELLING ALBUM--

AND IT WAS ONLY OUT FOR *NINE* WEEKS!

THE ALBUM SOLD THREE-POINT-66 MILLION COPIES.

THE FROZEN ALBUM FINISHED JUST A FEW COPIES BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


TAYLOR SWIFT ENDED 2014 WITH CLASS--

AND A 'DARK KNIGHT RISES' STAR WALKS DOWN THE AISLE.

JEREMY ROTH HAS THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


FRESH OFF THE SUCCESS OF HER LATEST ALBUM. TAYLOR SWIFT HAD ONE FINAL TRICK UP HER SLEEVE TO DRIVE FANS WILD IN 2014.

THE SUPERSTAR POSTED A VIDEO OF HER WRAPPING AND GIVING GIFTS TO FANS.

T-SWIFT USED SOCIAL MEDIA TO LEARN THE LIKES AND DISLIKES OF VARIOUS FANS AND THEN SELECTED PRESENTS TO FIT THEIR TASTE.

THE EVENT HAS BECOME KNOWN AS "SWIFTMAS"

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT RANG IN THE NEW YEAR AS A MARRIED MAN.

PEOPLE REPORTS THE ACTOR MARRIED GIRLFRIEND TASHA MCAULEY IN AN INTIMATE CEREMONY AT THEIR HOME.

LEVITT IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ROLES IN INCEPTION AND THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

HIS NEW BRIDE IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF FELLOW ROBOTS, A ROBOTICS COMPANY BASED IN CALIFORNIA.

AS EXPECTED. 2014'S HIGHEST-RATED BROADCAST SERIES IS CBS SMASH 'THE BIG BANG THEORY.'

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER PUBLISHED ITS LIST BASED ON NIELSEN'S RATINGS FOR THE YEAR.

VETERAN COMEDY 'MODERN FAMILY' CAME IN SECOND.

AND SHONDA RHIMES' HITS 'HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER' AND 'SCANDAL' TOOK THE NUMBER THREE AND FOUR SPOTS.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M JEREMY ROTH. Return to index of stories...


ALEC BALDWIN WIFE EXPECTING-VO


ACTOR ALEC BALDWIN IS GOING TO BE A DAD AGAIN.

HIS WIFE HILARIA--

ANNOUNCED SHE'S PREGNANT IN A PICTURE ON INSTAGRAM.

BALDWIN ALSO TWEETED THE NEWS.

THE COUPLE ALREADY HAS ONE CHILD TOGETHER.

A 16-MONTH OLD GIRL NAMED CARMEN.

BALDWIN ALSO HAS A 19-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WITH HIS EX-WIFE KIM BASINGER. Return to index of stories...


XBOX PRICE CUT-VO


IF YOU WERE HOPING TO SNAG A DISCOUNTED X-BOX ONE.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

MICROSOFT SAYS IT WILL END ITS PROMOTIONAL 50-DOLLAR PRICE CUT JANUARY THIRD!

THAT MEANS YOU HAVE UNTIL TOMORROW--

TO BUY THE CONSOLE FOR JUST 349 DOLLARS.

TARGET, AMAZON, BEST BUY AND GAMESTOP--

ARE THROWING IN 50-DOLLAR GIFT CARDS FOR THOSE WHO BUY THE CONSOLES AT THEIR STORES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-2SHOT


"YOU HAVE CANCER"--

IS ONE OF THE MOST DEVASTATING THINGS ANYONE CAN HEAR.

BUT THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER OF TOOLS AVAILABLE--

TO HELP PEOPLE ON THEIR JOURNEY.

CALL THEM A GUIDING FORCE" THROUGH CANCER TREATMENT.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS--

WE TAKE A CLOSE-LOOK AT HEALTH NAVIGATORS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE 5A)-VO, BNR


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


DEALING WITH CANCER--

HAS TO RANK NEAR THE TOP OF THE MOST STRESSFUL SITUATIONS.

DOCTORS ARE NOW PUSHING A FREE SERVICE CALLED "NAVIGATOR."

IT HELPS PATIENTS THROUGH THEIR CANCER JOURNEY.

AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WHEN JENNIFER SANTERRE GOT A CANCER DIAGNOSIS HER WORLD TURNED

INTO A BLUR.

JENNIFER SANTERRE/BREAST CANCER PATIENT

RUNS:

1:00 Because there's so many different doctors and so many things going on at once

that a lot of times you don't know where you're going or your appointments are- so

overwhelming.

A COMMON LAMENT OF CANCER PATIENTS. JUGGLING CARE CONCERNS

ALONG WITH ANXIETY. IT SPAWNED THE FIELD OF CANCER NAVIGATORS.

JENNIFER SANTERRE/BREAST CANCER PATIENT

RUNS:

1:15 They'll actually go with you if you're really, really emotionally you know not having

an, an easy time with it.

TAMMY ZINN/BREAST HEALTH NAVIGATOR

RUNS:

10:16: We stay with them through their treatment and through their follow up as long as

the patient is needing our resource.

TAMMY ZINN IS A BREAST HEALTH NAVIGATOR. SHE GUIDES WOMEN TO

RESOURCES, LENDING SUPPORT THROUGH THEIR JOURNEY.

TAMMY ZINN/BREAST HEALTH NAVIGATOR

RUNS:

8:12 The breast health navigator meets with the patient initially and does education

about her diagnosis and then navigates them through the whole health system. We

expedite appointments being made in a timely fashion. If the patient is needing

resources we help them.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Part social worker, part health professional and part friend. A rare combination,

something you don't find in a clinical setting. As treatment plans become more complex

and medicine more specialized- there is a growing need for simplicity.

JENNIFER SANTERRE/BREAST CANCER PATIENT

RUNS:

2:41 I had nowhere to go. And no insurance.:26 And before I knew it I got a phone call.

TAMMY ZINN/BREAST HEALTH NAVIGATOR

RUNS:

8:12 Not having health coverage or insurance is not a reason to not get your breast

health care needs met.

RESEARCH SUGGESTS NAVIGATOR PROGRAMS INCREASE ACCESS TO CARE

AND MAY IMPROVE OUTCOMES. A CARING RELATIONSHIP FOR PEOPLE IN

THEIR TIME OF NEED. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


SPIRITUALITY TEENS-VO WIPE


SOME INTERESTING NEWS OUT TODAY ABOUT SPIRITUALITY.

NEW RESEARCH FINDS TEENAGERS RAISED IN HARSH LIVING ENVIRONMENTS--

WERE LESS LIKELY TO ABUSE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL--

WHEN THEY HAD ACCESS TO CHURCHES AND PASTORS.

A SEPARATE STUDY OF MORE THAN 57-HUNDREDS KIDS AND TEENS--

FOUND ATTENDING CHURCH HELPED THEM FEEL CONNECTED TO THEIR PARENTS AND COMMUNITIES. Return to index of stories...


SPIRITUALITY ADULTS-VOTOPS


THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF STRONG SPIRITUAL BELIEFS EXTEND INTO ADULTHOOD.

A FLORIDA STATE STUDY--

FOUND COUPLES WHO PRAYED FOR EACH OTHER--

WERE MORE COMMITTED TO THE RELATIONSHIP.

THE MORE SPIRITUAL INTIMACY COUPLES SHARED--

THE BETTER THEY HANDLED THEIR MAIN TOPICS OF CONFLICT.

ANOTHER STUDY FOUND LOW INCOME WOMEN CARING FOR CHILDREN IN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH A LOT OF CRIME--

EXPERIENCED LESS PARENTING STRESS WHEN THEIR RELIGIOUS WELL BEING WAS STRONG. Return to index of stories...


QUIT SMOKING-VO


THIS COULD BE THE YEAR MANY SMOKERS QUIT.

IT'S A DAUNTING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION!

BUT THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SAYS "YOU CAN DO IT"!

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS IS A GOOD SUPPORT SYSTEM.

EXPERTS RECOMMEND TELLING FRIENDS AND FAMILY--

SO THEY CAN OFFER ENCOURAGEMENT.

THERE ARE ALSO 7 MEDICATIONS APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION--

TO HELP PEOPLE QUIT.

AND A REMINDER--

QUITTING COLD TURKEY IS RARE.

EXPERTS SAY THE KEY IS TO KEEP QUITTING OVER AND OVER--

UNTIL YOU QUIT FOR GOOD. Return to index of stories...


PARENTS BABY SHARE BIRTHDAY-VO


OK--

THIS IS JUS TOOT BIZARRE!

AND IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT THE MEMBERS OF ONE OHIO FAMILY WILL NEVER FORGET A BIRTHDAY.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ALL SHARE THE *SAME* BIRTHDAY--

JANUARY FIRST!

THAT’S RIGHT--

MOM, DAD, AND THEIR NEWEST ADDITION--

WERE ALL BORN NEW YEARS DAY!

RAHEEN STOVER WAS BORN NEW YEAR'S DAY 1978.

HIS WIFE QIANA--

NEW YEAR'S DAY 1980.

AND NOW THEIR BABY DAUGHTER--

AUTUMN--

NEW YEAR'S DAY 2015.

DAD SAYS HE CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE NEXT YEAR! Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM


AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON

NEW DEVELOPMENTS OVER THE HEATED DEBATE ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN FLORIDA.

COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAY THEY WILL START ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES.

NEXT WEEK.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE STATE?

AND REMEMBERING AN ICON.

HE'S BEEN CALLED A POLITICAL GIANT. AN ELOQUENT LIBERAL BEACON.

NEXT AT NOON WE LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF MARIO CUOMO.

PLUS.

noahs got a loose tooth todayand we are going to pull it out in a unique way.

I have a golf ball.

IT'S THE MUST SEE VIDEO THIS FRIDAY.

A FATHER SHOWS US HIS UNIQUE WAY OF PULLING OUT A LOOSE TOOTH. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZA) SAME SEX MARRIAGE-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) MARIO CUOMO-VOTOPS


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NOON TZC) TOOTH PULLED BY GOLF CLUB-SOTVO


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