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IN TWO AND A HALF HOURS, TREY RADEL WILL NO LONGER REPRESENT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN CONGRESS.

HE IS CALLING IT QUITS, SAYING HE CAN NOT EFFECTIVELY SERVE.

FIRST AT 4, WE HAVE NEW REACTION FROM SUPPORTERS.

THE RESIGNATION, PROMPTING PEOPLE TO ASK WHO WILL REPRESENT US IN CONGRESS?

THIS AFTERNOON WE BREAK DOWN THE PROCESS AND RUN DOWN THE NAMES OF WHO COULD TAKE OVER THE SEAT.

PLUS, A BIG DECISION IN THE LAST HOUR ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA HERE IN FLORIDA.

THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE WILL BE ON TEH BALLOT IN NOVEMBER. Return to index of stories...


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BREAKING NEWS AT FOUR.

NBC2 HAS JUST LEARNED THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD TO FIND A REPLACEMENT IN WASHINGTON FOR TREY RADEL.

RADEL ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING.

THIS COMES MONTHS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO DRUG CHARGES, AND ALSO IN THE MIDDLE OF A HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION JOINS US LIVE FIRST AT FOUR OUTSIDE HIS CAPE CORAL OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


RADEL OUT-REM LIVE


IN THIS LETTER TO SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER -

RADEL HINTS AT HIS STUNNING, PUBLIC FALL

ONCE CONSIDERED. A FRESH FACE FOR THE GOP.

THIS AFTERNOON, RADEL STANDS ALONE ABANDONED BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

DESPITE CLAIMING IN THIS OFFICE, HE'D RETURN TO WASHINGTON AND REPAIR THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


RADEL OUT-PKG


Fred Parham, Lee County Voter

0256 "I think a lot of the people, bus drivers, teachers, principals would have been fired on the spot. being in that position that he was I'm glad he did that."

CALLING IT QUITS TODAY-

CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL MAKES AN EXIT FOLLOWING HIS COCAINE SCANDAL.

RADEL - WHO ROSE TO POWER AFTER A COMBATIVE 2012 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY - WRITES IN HIS RESIGNATION LETTER

.HE "CANNOT FULLY AND EFFECTIVELY SERVE AS A UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PLACE I LOVE AND CALL HOME, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA."

IN THE DAYS AND MONTHS FOLLOWING HIS NOVEMBER 2013 GUILTY PLEA TO COCAINE POSSESSION IN DC -

RADEL VOWED NO ONE WOULD TAKE AWAY HIS PASSION TO SERVE THE PEOPLE.

HIS PARTY CALLED FOR HIM TO STEP DOWN, OPENED AN ETHICS PROBE INTO HIS BEHAVIOR, AND PUBLICLY CHASTISED THE MAN.

POLITICAL EXPERTS TELL US - AFTER RADEL EXHAUSTED EVERY OPTION, HE FOUND HIMSELF WITH ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPORT. AND FACING VOTERS NOT LIKELY TO FORGET HIS DRUG USE.

Sue Sciortino, Lee County Voter

0611 "IF you're a cocaine addict and you've been looking for your drugs, you've been doing it for a while."

Laura Weir, Edison State College

2625 "I think for the people within this congressional district. I think this is a sad story for all of us because we need to have help here." Return to index of stories...


RADEL OUT-REM LIVE


WE REACHED OUT TO THE HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE - THEY TELL US THEY HAVE "NO COMMENT" ABOUT RADEL'S RESIGNATION.

WITH HIM LEAVING OFFICE, THEY LOSE "JURISDICTION" OVER HIM. SO WE'RE LIKELY NEVER SEE ANY OF THEIR FINDINGS.

AS FOR OFFICES AND STAFF - THESE DOORS WILL REMAIN OPEN, BUSINESS WILL CONTINUE, BUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL NOT GET A VOTE IN THE U-S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. UNTIL A NEW ELECTION.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


SCOTT ON RADEL-OC SS


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WHO INITIALLY CALLED ON RADEL TO STEP DOWN IS ALSO COMMENTING TODAY ON HIS RESIGNATION.

THE GOVERNOR TOLD US, I BELIEVE THAT TREY IS MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. I'M GLAD THAT HE HAS SOUGHT HELP, AND IT'S MY HOPE HE CONTINUES TO PUT HIS ATTENTION ON REHABILITATION AND HIS FAMILY." Return to index of stories...


RADEL GIVING UP-SS TOPS


NOW THAT TREY RADEL IS GIVING UP HIS SEAT IN CONGRESS WE'RE ALSO LEARNING WHAT ELSE HE WILL LOSE.

WE DID SOME DIGGING WE FOUND THAT RADEL IS GIVING UP A 174-THOUSAND DOLLAR SALARY.

HE'S ALSO GIVING UP MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN ALLOWANCES TO PAY FOR STAFF, OFFICES, TRAVEL, AND EQUIPMENT.

RADEL LOSES ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE, LIFE INSURANCE AND RETIREMENT PLANS. Return to index of stories...


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ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS TONIGHT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO TREY RADEL'S SEAT NOW THAT HE'S LEAVING OFFICE.

THERE IS ALREADY AN ONSLAUGHT OF CONTENDERS VYING FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SEAT NEXT NOVEMBER - BUT TONIGHT WE ARE LEARNING THE GOVERNOR WILL HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR RADEL.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE FROM THE LEE COUNTY ELECTION OFFICES TO EXPLAIN WHO IS IN THE RUNNING AND WHEN IT COULD HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


RADEL SEAT-REM LIVE


TONIGHT GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS WORKING TO SECURE A DATE TO HOLD A SPECIAL ELECTION- ONE THAT WILL COST TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

- REGARDLESS- AT LEAST HALF A DOZEN NAMES ARE COMING FORWARD LOOKING TO MAKE WASHINGTON DC THEOR SECOND HOME. Return to index of stories...


RADEL SEAT-PKG


IT'S A WIDE OPEN FIELD TO FILL A SINGLE SEAT -

AFTER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL RESIGNED IN DISGRACE MONDAY MORNING.

ALREADY- THERE ARE SEVERAL NAMES BEING TOSSED AROUND TO FILL HIS NOW VACANT SEAT.

SOME OF THE BIGGEST -

REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENAQUISTO AND RADEL'S FORMER CONGRESSIONAL OPPONENT - CHAUNCEY GOSS.

BOTH ARE IN WASHINGTON D-C THIS WEEK-

THEN THERE IS REPUBLICAN PAIGE KREEGAL

4 seconds

"we've been running since January second and it's full steam ahead. Whatever happens, happens."

AND NAMES LIKE LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD, REPUBLICANS MIKE GIALLOMARDO AND CURT CLAWSON, AND DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN - WHO SPOKE WITH US THIS AFTERNOON.

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RADEL SEAT-REM LIVE


THERE IS ALSO FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK WHO LEFT THIS SEAT AT A FAILED ATTEMPT FOR THE U-S SENATE.

MACK'S CAMP TODAY ISSUED A STATEMENT WHICH READS LIKE SOMEONE WHO IS ALREADY RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION. WITH NO MENTION OF HIM MAKING THE COMMITMENT.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


CONNIE MACK REAX-SS OC


THE MAN WHO USED TO REPRESENT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN CONGRESS IS ALSO REACTING TO RADEL'S RESIGNATION.

FORMER REPRESENTATIVE CONNIE MACK ISSUED A STATEMENT.

IN PART IT READS, NOW IT'S TIME FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO ELECT A NEW CONGRESSMAN WHO WILL BE A TIRELESS CHAMPION OF OUR SHARED MAINSTREAM CONSERVATIVE VALUES.

MACK AGREES IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION TO STEP DOWN. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY REACTION-VO WIPE


TONIGHT - LEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN LEADERS ARE REACTING TO THE NEWS.

THE LOCAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN CALLS THIS THE RIGHT MOVE.

TERRY MILLER CALLED FOR RADEL TO RESIGN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING HIS DRUG CHARGE.

HE SAYS THIS WILL GIVE RADEL THE CHANCE TO FOCUS ON RECOVERY - AND VOTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PICK A NEW LEADER.

LEE COUNTY VOTERS SAY IT WAS TIME FOR RADEL TO RESIGN. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY REACTION-SOT VO


28:53 we deserve to have some one in congress who has integrity and someone who IS buying drugs and partaking in the use of drugs I don't

think is the right person to be representing us. 29:07

THE LOCAL REPUBLICAN PARTY SAYS THIS SHOULDN'T EFFECT THE PARTY'S PRESENCE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

LEADERS SAY THERE ARE SEVERAL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE WRAP-OC BNR


AGAIN THE RESIGNATION GOES INTO EFFECT AT 6:30 TONIGHT.

IF HE DOES MAKE A PUBLIC SPEECH WE WILL COVER IT.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO STAY ONTOP THIS STORY ON AIR AND ONLINE AT NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


HOSTAGE LEHIGH-TRX OC


BREAKING NEWS.

A HOSTAGE SITUATION IS TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW IN LEHIGH ACRES.

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY'RE SURROUNDING THE SCENE NEAR DOUGLAS AND HOMER OFF GUNNERY ROAD.

WE HAVE A CREW HEADED TO THE SCENE COUNT ON US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON BALLOT-TRX VO


BREAKING NEWS FIRST AT FOUR--

FLORIDA VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER MEDICAL MARIJUANA WILL BE LEGAL IN THE STATE.

IN A 4 TO THREE VOTE-- THE STATE SUPREME COURT APPROVED THE LANGUAGE FOR THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.

IT COMES JUST THREE DAYS AFTER A PETITION DRIVE REACHED THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF SIGNATURES TO PLACE THE MEASURE ON THE BALLOT.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS OPPOSED TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

THE PERCEIVED FRONTRUNNER FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION -- FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST-- SUPPORTS IT. Return to index of stories...


ALVA BRUSH FIRE-TRX VO TOPS


BREAKING NEWS AT FOUR.

CREWS IN ALVA ARE FIGHTING A TEN ACRE BRUSH FIRE.

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM THE SCENE.

THIS IS ABOUT A HALF A MILE SOUTH OF STATE ROAD 80 IN LEE COUNTY.

SO FAR NO BUILDINGS ARE BEING THREATENED, NOBODY HURT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


FIRST AT FOUR, PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN NAPLES PARK ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE RELIABLE WATER SERVICE.

DOZENS OF WATERLINE AND WATERMAIN BREAKS CAUSE HEADACHES YEAR-ROUND.

WORK HAS BEGUN TO MAKE THE SITUATION BETTER -- BUT IT WON'T BE A QUICK FIX.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON JOINS US LIVE FROM 94TH AVENUE. BRYAN? Return to index of stories...


NEW PIPES-REM LIVE


CREWS OFFICIALLY BROKE GROUND THIS MORNING ON THIS DECADE LONG 20 MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT.

THEY SPENT ALL DAY TEARING UP DRIVEWAYS AND DRILLING UNDERNEATH THE ROAD HERE. Return to index of stories...


NEW PIPES-VO


PHASE ONE INCLUDES REHABING 94TH AND 93RD AVENUES.

WITHIN THE NEXT 30 DAYS THE COUNTY HOPES TO ALSO START ON 91ST AND 92ND.

THEY'LL TAKE IT TWO AVENUES AT A TIME UNTIL ALL TWENTY HAVE BRAND NEW MORE RELIABLE WATER SERVICE.

IT'S ABOUT 20 MILES OF NEW PIPES.

THAT'S LIKE DRIVING FROM NAPLES TO ESTERO. Return to index of stories...


NEW PIPES-SOT


These roads are approximately 50 years old. We've had service leaks and main breaks back here.

BUTT TO

21:15:14-:17

These are much-needed system improvements, very proactive approach. Return to index of stories...


NEW PIPES-REM LIVE


YOU CAN SEE ON THE SIGN HERE THIS PHASE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY NEXT FALL.

THE ENTIRE PROJECT COULD LAST INTO 2024.

WE'RE LIVE IN NAPLES PARK, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE----


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEEN MURDERS HIS OWN GRANDFATHER.

AND NOW WE LEARN WHAT PRICE HE WILL PAY FOR THE KILLING AND LEAVING HIS BODY IN A CAPE CORAL INTERSECTION. Return to index of stories...


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BREAK ONE


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BIG BOARD-TRX SAT LIVE


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CHARLOTTE HUMAN REMAINS-SS VO


HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE THOSE OF A MAN WHO WENT MISSING IN 2008.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS SAID TODAY THE REMAINS BELONG TO DANNY MORDENTI.

HE WAS 23 WHEN HIS GRANDMOTHER REPORTED HIM MISSING.

MORDENTI'S REMAINS WERE FOUND ON JANUARY 10TH AT A HOME ON JOLLY ROGER BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND A ROPE HANGING FROM A TREE NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DRAKE DEAL-SS VO SS


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MAN WILL SPEND 20 YEARS FOR KILLING HIS GRANDFATHER.

CLINTON DRAKE - WHO WAS ONLY 19 YEARS OLD IN 2011 WHEN IT HAPPENED - WILL ALSO BE ON PROBATION FOR 15 YEARS, WHEN HE GETS RELEASED FROM PRISON.

HE ENTERED A NO CONTEST PLEA IN COURT TODAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE DRAKE BEAT HIS 84-YEAR-OLD GRANDFATHER TO DEATH INSIDE HIS TRUCK AT A CAPE CORAL INTERSECTION.

THEN DROVE THE TRUCK TO CAPE CORAL AND LEFT IT ALONG VETERANS PARKWAY WOTH THE BODY STILL INSIDE.

DRAKE CONFESSED TO HITTING HIS GRANDFATHER, JOHN DRAKE IN THE HEAD WITH A HAMMER, AND THEN SLITTING HIS THROAT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO------


HE HASN'T EVEN GIVEN THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS YET, BUT ALREADY SOME ARE POUNCING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S MESSAGE.

NEXT AT FOUR WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE MESSAGE SOME CRITICS ARE ALREADY UPSET WITH. Return to index of stories...


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

"A warm start to the week"

Despite the cloudiness yesterday, temperatures still managed to work their way into the middle 70s across Southwest Florida. The warming trend continues as we start the new week with afternoon highs closing in on 80°. We'll be tracking our next chance for rain associated with another weather system, followed by a very brief cool down.

Lots of sunshine will take us into the mid day hour with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. During the afternoon, expect mostly to partly sunny skies with highs near 80° in town. Readings will be a few degrees cooler at our beaches and coastal locations as winds come in off the chilly gulf waters.

Tonight, a few clouds will remain in the forecast along with overnight lows dipping into the 60s. Areas of patchy fog will be possible by sunrise tomorrow especially east of I-75.

Our weather pattern will stay fairly dry through Tuesday with partly sunny skies. Afternoon highs will continue to climb into the upper 70s. This warm up is ahead of another weather system that will not only bring the chance for rain late Wednesday and into Thursday, but also a brief cool down by late in in the week. Now that models are coming into better agreement, the core of the cold air looks to stay well to the north of the area. By Thursday, morning lows will only bottom out in the upper 40s to lower 50s, with highs in the upper 60s. A gradual warm up will commence on Friday with highs on track to reach the lower 80s by the weekend. Return to index of stories...


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OBAMA CONGRESS-ONCAM


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PREPARING TO DELIVER HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS TOMORROW NIGHT.

CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL WON'T BE THERE, BUT FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA IS INVITING SOME GUESTS INCLUDING THE FIRST OPENLY GAY FORMER N-B-A PLAYER.

STEVE HANDLESMAN GIVES US A LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. Return to index of stories...


OBAMA CONGRESS-PKG


TO GET PEOPLE TO TUNE IN TO HIS SPEECH, PRESIDENT OBAMA

POSTED A PROMO ON VINE

"Tomorrow night it's time to restore opportunity for all"

HIS STATE OF THE UNION GUESTS COULD ATTRACT VIEWERS.

A RESCUER AND VICTIM OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING.

BUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CALLED THE SPEECH A RERUN.

"start new businesses! staff our labs!! start new businesses."

text on screen: why watch another re-run?

RNC CHAIRMAN REINCE PREIBUS

Steve. H. Question:

"Do you actually want people NOT to watch the president??"

"I at least want the American people to understand that while this president enjoys giving speeches -- he doesn't actually enjoy following thru on his promises."

59% DISAPPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF OBAMACARE, IN THE NEW ABC-WASHINGTON POST POLL.

55% DISAPPROVE OF HIS HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY.

CLOSING THE ECONOMIC GAP BETWEEN THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE RICH WILL BE AN OBAMA FOCUS.

AND IMMIGRATION REFORM. BOTH INITIATIVES STYMIED

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CHILD PORN PLEA-SS VO


THE NORTH FORT MYERS WOMAN AT THE CENTER OF A HORRIFIC CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE ADMITTED TO HER CRIME TODAY.

JENNIFER SPARKS PLEADED GUILTY TO PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORN IN FEDERAL COURT.

SHE RAPED A FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL WHILE IT WAS RECORDED ON A CELL PHONE.

THAT PHONE WAS LATER FOUND IN A WALMART PARKING LOT.

SPARKS' BOYFRIEND -- ALAN JOHNSON -- IS EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO THE SAME CHARGE TOMORROW.

SPARKS FACES UP TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


BIT COIN ARREST-ONCAM


BRAND NEW AT FOUR--

A CAPE CORAL MAN IS ACCUSED OF SELLING MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS OF BIT COINS TO TRY AND BUY ILLEGAL DRUGS.

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED ROBERT FAIELLA AT J-F-K AIRPORT IN NEW YORK.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE AND ANOTHER MAN TRIED TO SELL THE CURRENCY TO PEOPLE THROUGH A BLACK MARKET WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


FM MURDER VIDEO-VO


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM NEAR WHERE A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS KILLED.

IT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND AT VERONICA SHOEMAKER AND WINKLER AVENUE.

POLICE SAY SOMEONE FIRED SHOTS AT THREE GIRLS DURING A DRIVEBY.

ALEXIS WILSON DIED.

INVESTIGATORS RELEASED THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES TAKEN JUST MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING.

POLICE BEILEVE THREE MEN AND A WOMAN WERE IN A SILVER CAR THE SHOTS CAME FROM. Return to index of stories...


DENVER STUDENT FIRE-VO


A STUDENT SET HIMSELF ON FIRE IN THE CAFETERIA AT A SUBURBAN DENVER HIGH SCHOOL.

WESTMINSTER POLICE SAYS HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL TODAY IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED TO THE CAFETERIA AND WAS PUT OUT BY AN ADULT WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

THERE ALSO WAS EXTENSIVE SMOKE IN THE BUILDING.

THE HIGH SCHOOL WAS CLOSED FOR THE DAY AND STUDENTS WERE SENT HOME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-------


THEY'RE SOME OF THE FASTEST ATHLETES ON THE PLANET AND PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE OF THEIR SUITS.

FIRST AT FOUR NBC2 GIVES YOU AN INDEPTH LOOK AT WHAT GOES INTO MAKING THESE SUPER SLEEK SUITS THAT WILL BE WORN IN THE OLYMPICS. Return to index of stories...


A) SUIT SCIENCE-TRX VO TOPS


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BREAK THREE


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SUIT SCIENCE-TRX SS VO IN PLASMA


WE ARE JUST TEN DAYS FROM THE START OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS HERE ON NBC2.

IF YOU TUNE IN TO WATCH THE SPEED SKATING EVENTS PAY ATTENTION TO THE ATHLETES AND TO THEIR SKIN-TIGHT COMPETITION SUITS - THERE IS SOME INCREDIBLE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THERE. Return to index of stories...


SUIT SCIENCE-PKG


Long track speed skating is a sport that rewards quickness, endurance, and skating prowess.

SHANI DAVIS

THAT GIVEN DAY HOPEFULLY WHEN IT COMES, I'M THE BEST MAN OUT THERE.

Shani Davis and his U.S. speed skating teammates will have more than their physical skills to rely upon. They will also be wearing what may be one of the most advanced competition suits ever engineered.

KEVIN HALEY

HOW CAN YOU MAKE THE SUIT HELP THE ATHLETE TO JUST BE THAT MUCH FASTER IN A SPORT WHERE, YOU KNOW, HUNDREDTHS OR EVEN THOUSANDTHS OF A SECOND MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE?

Kevin Haley and his team of designers at the Under Armour Innovation lab in Baltimore, Maryland have spent more than two years developing the suit.

It's made from materials such as nylon, spandex, and polyester sewn together in a way that improves the aerodynamics of Davis and his teammates.

KEVIN HALEY

YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT REALLY SLIPS THROUGH THE AIR AND DOESN'T ADD ANY WIND RESISTANCE.

Haley and his team used motion capture technology and wind tunnel tests to help determine which suit worked best.

KEVIN HALEY

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT COMPONENTS TO THE SUIT. IT'S NOT A, YOU KNOW, SINGLE PIECE OF FABRIC. IT'S ACTUALLY A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TEXTILES, AND EVEN LITTLE BITS AND PIECES ON TOP OF THE TEXTILE TO CREATE THE FASTEST SUIT.

With a competition suit designed to make him more aerodynamic, Shani Davis may be the skater to beat in Sochi. Return to index of stories...


SUIT SCIENCE-SS TOPS


NBC2 IS YOUR HOME FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

YOU CAN CATCH THE OPENING CEREMONIES FROM SOCHI, RUSSIA RIGHT HERE ON NBC2 STARTING FEBRUARY 6TH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-------


WIND CHILLS CLOSE TO 40 BELOW ZERO.

that's JUST SOME OF WHAT WILL FACE OUR FRIENDS TO THE NORTH.

AHEAD AT FOUR WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY THIS ARTIC BLAST COULD BE EVEN WORSE THANKS TO A BIG SHORTAGE. Return to index of stories...


A) WINTER BLAST-2 SHOT VO


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BREAK FOUR


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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RADEL CALLS IT QUITS-SS TOPS VO


A SPECIAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD TO FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR TREY RADEL.

THIS COMING FROM GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S OFFICE.

RADEL ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION EFFECTIVE AT 6:30 TONIGHT.

THE REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER STEPPED DOWN MONTHS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO DRUG CHARGES AND ADMITTING TO USING COCAINE WHILE IN OFFICE.

DETAILS FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION HAVE NOT YET BEEN ANNOUNCED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUKE RUSSERT-2 SHOT BOXES


SO WHAT'S THE TALK ON THE HILL AND WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE ETHICS INVESTIGATION THAT'S CURRENLY UNDERWAY?

NBC NEWS LUKE RUSSERT JOINS US LIVE FIRST AT FOUR FROM THE CAPITOL ROTUNDA IN WASHINGTON D-C WITH SOME NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


LUKE ON RADEL-SAT LIVE SS VO


1. IS THERE ANY INSIGHT INTO WHY HE RESIGNED TODAY?

2. HOW IS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GOING TO BE COVERED IN WASHINGTON?

3. HOW WILL THIS PLAYOUT WITH FELLOW REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE? Return to index of stories...


WINTER BLAST-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


THE UPPER MIDWEST IS AGAIN FACING ARCTIC COLD TEMPERATURES. WITH SUB-ZERO TEMPS AND WIND CHILLS DIPPING TO MINUS 40 DEGREES IN SOME PLACES.

THE BONE CHILLING TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO IMPACT EVEN MORE PEOPLE COME THIS WEEK.

WENDY WOOLFOLK SHOWS US THE PREPARATIONS. Return to index of stories...


WINTER BLAST-PKG


BITTER COLD DOESN'T QUITE DESCRIBE HOW BRUTAL THE LATEST ROUND OF ARCTIC AIR DESCENDING ON THE U.S. REALLY IS. IT'S LITERALLY BONE CHILLING.

TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW ZERO WITH WIND CHILLS DIPPING TO MINUS 40 IN PARTS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST. 24 STATES HAVE DECLARED ENERGY EMERGENCIES DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF PROPANE GAS.

MAKING MATTERS WORSE, THIS PIPELINE EXPLOSION SOUTH OF WINNIPEG TEMPORARILY CUT OFF NATURAL GAS FLOWS OVER THE WEEKEND AND LEFT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WITHOUT HEAT IN MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA AND WISCONSIN.

WHILE GAS FLOWS TO THE REGION ARE IMPROVING. OFFICIALS WERE FORCED TO SHUTDOWN TWO OTHER NEARBY PIPELINES FOR SAFETY.

"If you have three major pipelines go out this time of year, it causes a lot of stress on the system. It's something we don't hardly ever see."

nats

COAST GUARD ICE CUTTERS ON LAKE MICHIGAN ARE BATTLING THE ELEMENTS AS THEY BREAK SHEETS OF ICE ALONG CHICAGO'S NAVY PIER.

TEMPERATURES ARE COLD ENOUGH TO MAKE STUDENTS ACTUALLY EAGER TO BOARD SCHOOL BUSES IN THE MORNING.

UNUSUALLY COLD WEATHER IS PUSHING AS FAR SOUTH AS TEXAS. ANTI ICING PREPS ARE UNDERWAY ON HOUSTON ROADWAYS WHICH HAVE BARELY THAWED OUT FROM FRIDAY'S BLAST OF WINTRY WEATHER.

NOT EVERYONE IS UNHAPPY WITH THE COLD THOUGH.

TREE SERVICES IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY HAVE ALREADY SOLD TWO AND HALF TIMES AS MUCH FIREWOOD AS ALL OF LAST WINTER.

"we've sold out, everything we have, it's been an awesome year for firewood for us."

"we've been super busy, everything we split goes right out the door."

WITH MORE THAN TWO MONTHS LEFT OF WINTER IT SEEMS AN END TO THIS PATTERN OF EXTREME COLD IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT.

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MD MALL SHOOTING-VO


STORES AND SHOPPERS ARE SHOWING SIGNS OF SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS OF A MALL SHOOTING IN MARYLAND.

THE OPERATORS OF A MARYLAND MALL ARE INVITING SHOPPERS TO FLOAT FLOWERS IN THE MALL'S FOUNTAIN.

THE SUBURBAN D-C MALL RE-OPENED TODAY AFTER TWO SKATE SHOP EMPLOYEES WERE SHOT TO DEATH SATURDAY BY A GUNMAN WHO THEN KILLED HIMSELF.

POLICE IN COLUMBIA SAY THEY HAVE A JOURNAL KEPT BY THE GUNMAN IN WHICH HE EXPRESSED "GENERAL UNHAPPINESS." Return to index of stories...


HOME SALES-SS


SALES OF NEW HOMES SLIPPED IN DECEMBER FOR A SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS SALES OF NEW HOMES DROPPED 7 PERCENT IN DECEMBER.

IN NOVEMBER, SALES HAD FALLEN 3 POINT 9 PERCENT.

HOWEVER, SALES FOR ALL OF 2013 CLIMBED TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


TARGET BREECH POLL-VO


IT APPEARS AMERICANS ARE NOT DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION SAFE.

A NEW ASSOCIATED PRESS SURVEY SHOWS NEARLY HALF SAY THEY ARE EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL DATA WHEN SHOPPING IN STORES SINCE THE BREACH.

BUT JUST 41 PERCENT HAVE CHECKED THEIR CREDIT REPORTS.

EVEN FEWER HAVE CHANGED THEIR ONLINE PASSWORDS AT RETAILERS' WEBSITES, REQUESTED NEW CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD NUMBERS FROM THEIR BANK OR SIGNED UP FOR A CREDIT MONITORING SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


MARLBORO MAN DIES-SS


THE ACTOR WHO PORTRAYED THE MARLBORO MAN IN CIGARETTE ADS DURING THE LATE 1970S, HAS DIED OF A RESPIRATORY CONDITION.

ERIC LAWSON DIED FROM CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE.

HE WAS 72 YEARS OLD.

HE PORTRAYED THE SMOKING COWBOY IN MARLBORO PRINT ADS FROM 1978 TO 1981.

A SMOKER SINCE AGE 14, LAWSON LATER APPEARED IN AN ANTI-SMOKING COMMERCIAL. Return to index of stories...


AZ JOHN MCCAIN-VO


ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN FACES MAJOR CRITICISM FROM HIS OWN PARTY.

THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS CENSURED MCCAIN FOR WHAT IT CALLS HIS -QUOTE- "LONG AND TERRIBLE" RECORD OF WORKING WITH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.

THIS MEANS THE STATE G-O-P WILL NOT WORK TO SUPPORT, ENDORSE OR CAMPAIGN FOR MCCAIN SHOULD HE RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN 20-16.

IN ITS CENSURE, THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN PARTY CALLED MCCAIN'S RECORD "DISASTROUS" AND A "DISSERVICE TO OUR STATE AND NATION". Return to index of stories...


POT SUPERSTORE-ONCAM


PUSHING A MARIJUANA AGENDA?

THERE ARE NOW AT LEAST THREE DOZEN STORES LICENSED TO SELL RECREATIONAL POT IN COLORADO.

BUT ONE OF THEM IS AIMING HIGH. TRYING TO EXPAND NATIONWIDE.

NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ INTRODUCES US TO THE OWNERS OF "THE MEDICINE MAN". Return to index of stories...


POT SUPERSTORE-PKG


IN THE MILE-HIGH CITY.

AT LEAST *ONE* STORE SAYS IT *NEVER* RAN LOW ON RECREATIONAL POT.

SOT:

"its a sea of green!"

"MEDICINE MAN" CALLS ITSELF THE LARGEST MARIJUANA DISPENSARY IN COLORADO.

HERE.UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF ARMED GUARDS AND SECURITY CAMERAS.

THE OWNERS ARE BUILDING what theyr're calling. The Costco of weed.

"we're trying to make this into an industrial process, instead of a stoner process, and i think we're being very successful at that."

PETE WILLIAMS.HIS BROTHER ANDY.AND THEIR SISTER SALLY.STARTED SELLING *MEDICAL* MARIJUANA IN 2010.

NOW.*TEN* RELATIVES FROM THREE GENERATIONS WORK HERE.

THERE'S KALA IN RECEPTION.

RYAN ON QUALITY CONTROL.

AND GRANDMA MICHELLE.COUNTS THE *OTHER* KIND OF GREEN.

SOT: "What was your previous career?" "I was a nurse." "Did you ever think you'd be in this business?" "No!"

SINCE RECREATIONAL CANNABIS SALES BECAME LEGAL IN COLORADO ON JANUARY FIRST.

BUSINESS HAS BEEN *SO* GOOD.THESE ENTREPRENEURS ARE PLANNING A TWO-POINT-SIX MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION THIS SPRING.THAT'LL DOUBLE GROWING CAPACITY.

THIS IS WEED.IN BULK.

SOT:

"our margins are very low so we're able to knock down the prices and grow a lot."

NEXT UP?

FRANCHISES. call it a pineapple express store

POSSIBLY IN WASHINGTON STATE.WHEN RECREATIONAL SALES FIRE UP *THERE* LATER THIS YEAR.AND BEYOND.AS *OTHER* STATES CONSIDER LEGALIZATION.

SOT

we already have people wanting to use our technology and our model and we're ready for them.

STILL.THE NATIONAL DEBATE IS RAGING.

SOT: "It scares us."

TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS RECENTLY.A HIGH-RANKING DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OFFICIAL.BLASTED THE GROWING INDUSTRY.

SOT: "going down the path to legalization in this country is reckless and irresponsible."

BUT SO FAR.IT'S PAYING OFF.FOR "MEDICINE MAN."

A BUDDING BRAND.HOPING TO PLANT ITSELF.IN A STATE NEAR YOU.

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CAMRY PROBE-TRX VO


A NEW CONSUMER ALERT AT FOUR.

FEDERAL SAFETY REGULATORS ARE INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS THAT POWER-ASSISTED BRAKES CAN FAIL AT TIMES IN CAMRY GAS-ELECTRIC HYBRIDS.

THE PROBE COVERS ABOUT 30 THOUSAND OF THE MIDSIZE CARS FROM THE 2007 AND 2008 MODEL YEARS.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT HAS 59 COMPLAINTS ABOUT INTERMITTENT LOSS OF POWER-BRAKE ASSIST.

INVESTIGATORS WILL TRY TO FIND THE CAUSE AND DETERMINE IF THE CARS SHOULD BE RECALLED. Return to index of stories...


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MOUTH WASH RISK-ONCAM


ON THE HEALTHCAST AT FOUR.

A SHOCKING NEW CLAIM BY SOME RESEARCHERS.

CERTAIN TYPES OF MOUTHWASH INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART ATTACKS AND STROKE.

A STUDY OUT OF BRITAIN CLAIMS PEOPLE WHO USED CORSODYL TWICE A DAY HAD THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE SHOT UP.

ITS MAKERS GLAXOSMITHKLINE SAID THEIR PRODUCT WAS FOR SHORT-TERM USE TO STOP PLAQUE AND PREVENT GUM DISEASE. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


THE TERMS HAS ONLY BEEN AROUND ABOUT 20 YEARS, BUT metabolic syndrome is NOW as widespread as pimples and the COMMON COLD.

According to the American Heart Association, 47 million Americans have it.

IN TODAY'S HEALTH MATTERS, AMY OSHIER HELPS US GET A HANDLE ON THIS RISKY CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW, CAN HURT YOU. METABOLIC SYNDROME FALLS INTO THAT CATEGORY. MANY PEOPLE HAVE IT, DON'T KNOW IT- DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS.

DR. SAL LACAGNINA/VP HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUNS:

:13 It's basically five metabolic abnormalities that when combined significantly increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

CONSIDER THEM A GROUP OF RISK FACTORS: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE,

HIGH BLOOD SUGAR, HIGH BAD CHOLESTEROL, LOW GOOD CHOLESTEROL AND BELLY FAT. THE MORE COMPONENTS YOU HAVE, THE GREATER YOUR HEALTH RISK.

DR. SAL LACAGNINA/VP HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUNS:

1:00 We've known for a long time that when you see patients with all of these abnormalities together they significantly increase the risk more then they individually do.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

At the heart of all these, the common thread relates to obesity. These conditions are impacted by weight. Control the weight, and you can lower the risk.

DR. SAL LACAGNINA/VP HEALTH & WELLNESS

RUNS:

7:07: When people will change their nutrition, what they actually eat, you can effect your blood pressure right away, your blood sugar levels go down, your cholesterol level goes down and you start losing weight. So if we're looking for one thing that will make a difference in the whole metabolic syndrome, Just changing your diet.

PLEADING IGNORANCE DOESN'T CHANGE A THING. BUT CHANGING YOUR LIFESTYLE CAN ALTER YOUR FUTURE HEALTH. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-------


A NEW YEAR REALITY CHECK FOR AMERICANS.

"on January first, if you go to the doctor, or to the hospital, or an emergency room, or an outpatient surgery center, you are now subject to a new deductiblE

AHEAD AT FOUR WE'LL SHOW YOU WHY THE HEALTHCARE REFORM LAW, that's SUPPOSED TO HELP US MAY BE MAKING A TRIP TO THE E-R MORE EXPENSIVE.

by the State of California I now pronounce you a

married couple!

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A NIGHT TO HONOR THE BEST IN MUSIC, INSTEAD MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WATCHED GAY MARRIAGES.

NEW REACTION TO A STUNT that's CAUSING BIG CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


A) ER DEDUCTABLES-2 SHOT SOT VO


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B) GAY GRAMMYS-NATS VO


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK FIVE


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

"A warm start to the week"

Despite the cloudiness yesterday, temperatures still managed to work their way into the middle 70s across Southwest Florida. The warming trend continues as we start the new week with afternoon highs closing in on 80°. We'll be tracking our next chance for rain associated with another weather system, followed by a very brief cool down.

Lots of sunshine will take us into the mid day hour with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. During the afternoon, expect mostly to partly sunny skies with highs near 80° in town. Readings will be a few degrees cooler at our beaches and coastal locations as winds come in off the chilly gulf waters.

Tonight, a few clouds will remain in the forecast along with overnight lows dipping into the 60s. Areas of patchy fog will be possible by sunrise tomorrow especially east of I-75.

Our weather pattern will stay fairly dry through Tuesday with partly sunny skies. Afternoon highs will continue to climb into the upper 70s. This warm up is ahead of another weather system that will not only bring the chance for rain late Wednesday and into Thursday, but also a brief cool down by late in in the week. Now that models are coming into better agreement, the core of the cold air looks to stay well to the north of the area. By Thursday, morning lows will only bottom out in the upper 40s to lower 50s, with highs in the upper 60s. A gradual warm up will commence on Friday with highs on track to reach the lower 80s by the weekend. Return to index of stories...


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TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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BALTIMORE RESCUE


BREAKING NEWS.

A RESCUE IS UNDERWAY NEAR BALTIMORE AFTER A 10-YEAR-OLD GIRL FELL ABOUT 30 FEET DOWN A WELL.

FIRE FIGHTERS ARE ON SCENE RIGHT NOW.

NO WORD YET ON THE CONDITION OF THE GIRL. Return to index of stories...


ER DEDUCTABLES-PLASMA


THANKS TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, MANY OF US MAY HAVE TO SPEND MORE MONEY IF WE VISIT THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

BOB HANSEN SHOWS US THE LATEST SURPRISE THAT IS FORCING PEOPLE TO SHELL OUT MORE MONEY WITHOUT A CHOICE. Return to index of stories...


ER DEDUCTABLES-PKG


YAPHET YOKLEY IS WALKING HIS 4-MONTH-OLD BABY GIRL YAMIYA.

BUT IT'S NOT JUST A NEW BABY YAPHET IS FACING IN THE NEW YEAR. IT'S ALSO A HIGHER INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE.

"increase, dramatically over the last 4 or 5 years."

IN FACT MANY INSURANCE PLANS ARE ROLLING OUT HIGHER DEDUCTIBLES.

"I think it's going to go up by about 30 percent."

"kind of, you kind of have to watch it."

"And remember, your deductible starts over the first of the year. you may have been paid up a few weeks ago, but not anymore."

"on January first, if you go to the doctor, or to the hospital, or an emergency room, or an outpatient surgery center, you are now subject to a new deductible that starts on january first and runs through december 31st of the year."

AND IN MOST PLANS, THE INSURANCE COMPANY DOES NOT PAY FOR YOUR HEALTH COVERAGE UNTIL YOU MEET THAT DEDUCTIBLE. A DEDUCTIBLE THAT INSURANCE BROKER ERICK LUNDY SAYS SEEMS TO BE RISING EVERY YEAR.

"So if you go back five years it was very common to see a 250, 500 dollar deductible. today you're seeing it anywhere from a thousand dollars all the way up to 5-thousand dollar deductible."

"insurance is not going to pay for everything and that's what we're finding out year after year."

IN FACT YOU MAY NOW BE FEELING MORE PRESSURE THAN EVER TO PAY THAT DEDUCTIBLE BEFORE YOU GET TREATMENT OR LEAVE THE SURGERY CENTER OR EMERGENCY ROOM.

"Hospitals do everything they can to set up payment plans. but we're finding now that because people are not able to pay, some facilities are charging them up front and saying you have to pay this now instead of us billing you later."

ERICK LUNDY SAYS THE NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HAS HAD AN IMPACT ON PREMIUMS AND DEDUCTIBLE LIMITS. BUT SO HAS THE THE RISING COST OF HEALTH CARE. IT JUST MEANS AS YAMIYA GETS OLDER THE COST OF HER HEALTH INSURANCE IS ALSO LIKELY TO GROW. Return to index of stories...


NC OFFICER SHOOTING-TRX VO


BREAKING NEWS.

A NORTH CAROLINA, GRAND JURY JUST INDICTED A POLICE OFFICER ON CHARGES OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER.

THIS CASE HAS SPARKED NATIONAL INTEREST.

OFFICER RANDALL KERRICK SHOT A FORMER FLORIDA A&M FOOTBALL PLAYER JONATHAN FERRELL BACK IN SEPTEMBER AFTER A WOMAN CALLED 9-1-1.

THE CALLER REPORTED SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO BREAK DOWN HER FRONT DOOR.

FERRELL WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR HELP AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


GOOGLE FIRM-ONCAM


TECH GIANT GOOGLE SAYS IT BOUGHT AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FIRM.

AND THE LONDON-BASED DEEPMIND TECHNOLOGIES IS JUST THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF START-UP PURCHASES BY GOOGLE.

THE COMPANY SPECIALIZES IN MACHINE LEARNING AND SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE.

GOOGLE ISN'T SAYING HOW MUCH THE COMPANY PAID TO BUY THE FIRM. Return to index of stories...


FAA BOEING-VO


THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION IS GETTING READY TO ORDER MORE SAFETY CHECK ON HUNDREDS OF PLANES.

THE DIRECTIVE WILL AFFECT MORE THAN 400 BOEING 767 JETS.

THE PROBLEM IS A POTENTIAL DANGER IN THE MOVABLE TAIL SECTIONS OF THE PLANES.

THE TAIL SECTIONS CAN JAM AND POTENTIALLY CAUSE PILOTS TO LOSE CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT.

THE FEDERAL REGISTER SAYS AIRLINES HAVE SIX YEARS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.

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CRUISE SHIP SICK-VO WIPE


A TEN DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISE SHIP WILL RETURN TWO DAYS EARLY -- AFTER AN OUTBREAK OF GASTROINTESTINAL ILLNESS SICKENED MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S EXPLORER OF THE SEAS IS NOW HEADING BACK TO HOME PORT AFTER HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS AND CREW MEMBERS FELL ILL DUE TO A FAST-SPREADING VIRUS WHOSE ORIGINS REMAIN A MYSTERY.

ONE PASSENGER SAID HER GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS CAME ON SUDDENLY.

BY THE NEXT MORNING, SHE SAYS THE INFIRMARY WAS PACKED WITH SICK PASSENGERS. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP SICK-SOT VO


As soon as I got down there the nurse walked out and looked at everyone and said if you're not sick you have to leave right now because this is spreading faster than we can contain it.

LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO THE CDC, 9 CRUISE SHIPS REPORTED ILLNESSES AMONG PASSENGERS.

THE YEAR BEFORE THAT, 16.

ROYAL CARIBBEAN SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT ONCE DOCKED, THE SHIP UNDERWENT AN EXTENSIVE AND THOROUGH SANITIZING. Return to index of stories...


FAKE CHIPS FLUSH-VO OC


NEW JERSEY POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED A GAMBLER -- CAUGHT *FLUSHING* FAKE POKER CHIPS IN A CASINO TOILET!

INVESTIGATORS SAY CHRISTIAN LUSARDI OF NORTH CAROLINA WAS USING COUNTERFEIT CHIPS IN A WEEKEND POKER EVENT.

POLICE SAY HE DROPPED MORE THAN TWO-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PHONY CHIPS IN A TOILET AT HARRAH'S IN ATLANTIC CITY.

THAT LED TO CLOGGED SEWER PIPES -- AND THE CANCELLATION OF THE "WINTER POKER OPEN" AT A NEARBY CASINO.

LUSARDI FACES FRAUD CHARGES RELATED TO THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

I'M ANCHOR PETER BUSCH IN THE NBC2 NEWSROOM.

AT FIVE WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE ON TODAY'S TOP STORY: REPRESENTATIVE TREY RADEL'S DECISION TO RESIGN.

HE'S STEPPING DOWN MONTHS AFTER HE BOUGHT COCAINE FROM AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER.

WE HAVE REACTION FROM VOTERS AND LOCAL REPUBLICAN LEADERS.

PLUS: BIG NEWS TODAY FROM THE STATE SUPREME COURT.FLORIDA VOTERS WILL NOW GET TO DECIDE IF MEDICAL MARIJUANA SHOULD BE LEGAL. Return to index of stories...


B) MEDICAL MARIJUANA ON THE BALLOT-VOTOPS


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BREAK SIX


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GAY GRAMMYS-VO IN TC MON


CONTROVERSY AT THE ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS.

PEOPLE TUNING IN TO SEE THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WERE SUDDENLY WATCHING SAME SEX MARRIAGES.

MORE THAN THIRTY COUPLES TIED THE KNOT, LIVE ON NATIONAL TV, WITH MILLIONS WATCHING.

JOSH ELLIOTT SHOWS US THE SHOCKING TWIST. Return to index of stories...


GAY GRAMMYS-PKG


It might have been the most touching moment of the night

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis singing their hit Same Love and inviting 33

couples to get married in front of the world. The Rap duo was joined on

stage by Madonna and Queen Latifah, who officiated the ceremony

Sot from QL: We are gathered here to celebrate love and harmony/ It is my

distinct honor to ask our participants to exchange rings

AND THEN THE MOMENT

SOT from QL: Do you each declared that you take each other spouses? BY the

power invested in me by the State of California I now pronounce you a

married couple!

The couples were a mixed group - gay, straight, old and young. The song Same

Love was written to support the legalization of same-sex marriage.

MADONNA THEN SERENADING THEM WITH HER 1986 HIT SONG "OPEN YOUR HEART" AS

THEY EXCHANGED THEIR FIRST MOMENTS AS A MARRIED COUPLE.

AN EMOTIONAL AUDIENCE- ON THEIR FEET. EVEN KATY PERRY GETTING IN THE

ACTION TAKING A BOUQUET FROM ONE OF THE COUPLES

THE PERFORMANCE ENDED A BIG NIGHT FOR MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS WHO WENT

HOME WITH 4 GRAMMYS INCLUDING BEST NEW ARTIST, BEST RAP ALBUM, SONG AND

PERFORMANCE

SOT MACKLEMORE ACCEPTING AWARD- first and foremost I want to thank our fans

who got us on this stage

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5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


IN-DEPTH COVERAGE AT FIVE OF THE RESIGNATION OF CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

NBC2 IS LIVE WITH REPORTERS WORKING TO UNCOVER WHY HE MADE THE DECISION NOW.

AND WHAT HAPPENS TO HIS SEAT.

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