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HEADLINE OPEN TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HL1) FDLE INVESTIGATION-trxVOTOPS TZ3 A) SOCHI UPDATE-VOTOPS
HL2) PRISON ESCAPE-trxVOTOPS TZ3 B) PHONE SCAM-VOTOPS
HL3) SUPER BOWL XLVIII-trxVOTOPS TS1) GOSS, BENAQUISTO-TRX (3)SSTOPS OC
HL3) SUPER BOWL XLVIII-WIPE VOTOPS TS2) FDLE PILLS-VOTOPS
DISTRICT 19 INFO-trxOC EAniBx TS3) BONITA EMS-VOTOPS
DISTRICT 19 INFO-newsroom GMA OLY SOCHI GETTING READY-trxVO IN PLASMA
DISTRICT 19 INFO-(3)SS GMA OLY SOCHI GETTING READY-PKG
DISTRICT 19 INFO-newsroom NJ: GOV CHRISTIE FALLOUT-trxONCAM
FDLE INVESTIGATION-OC EAniBx NJ: GOV CHRISTIE FALLOUT-PKG
FDLE INVESTIGATION-REM IMMIGRATION REFORM-VO
FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO LT GOV SWEAR IN-OC-SS
FDLE INVESTIGATION-REM LEE CO ANIMAL SERVICES-OTS-VO
LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-trxOC EAniBx MI: ARREST IN BODY PARTS-trxVO
LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-live u 1 WV: TOWER COLLAPSE-VO
LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-PKG(mini) WV: TOWER COLLAPSE-SOT VO
LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-live u 1 INDO VOLCANO-trxVO
RYAN CARROL COURT-VO YEMENI BLASTS-VOTOPS
CLEWISTON MURDER-VO NEW PHONE SCAM-trxVO
FM ROBBERIES-VO NEW PHONE SCAM-SOT VO
ALLEGIANT AIR ISSUES-VO GROUNDHOG DAY-NATSVOTOPS
I 75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-SS-VO OLY: US BOBSLED-CLIP SSTOPS VO
GMA HOFFMAN-trxVOTOPS OC OLY: US BOBSLED-(2)SOT VO
GMA HOFFMAN-PKG TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
SUPER BOWL XLVIII-trxVO IN TC MON TZ4 A) FUGITIVE ESCAPE-VOWIPE
SUPER BOWL XLVIII-PKG WEATHER TEASE-STC
YELLIN SWEARING IN-VOTOPS FUGITIVE ON THE LOOSE-trxVO IN PLASMA
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE FUGITIVE ON THE LOOSE-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER-CLIP
TZ1 A) PACIFIER RECALL-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1 B) INTERNET LAND RUSH-VOTOPS LATE NIGHT TRANSITION-ON CAM
WEATHER-STC LATE NIGHT TRANSITION-PKG
AK: FIRST SNOW OF THE YEAR-VOWIPE TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TZ5 A) CASTAWAY-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
BRADENTON 3 HIT KILLED-VOTOPSWIPE HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
MI: ESCAPED CONVICT-VOTOPSWIPE EL SALVADOR CASTAWAY-VOTOPSWIPE
OCTOMOM IN COURT-VOTOPS haircut firing-VOTOPSWIPE
RUSSIA SCHOOL SHOOTING STANDOFF-VOWIPE hilary tweet-VOTOPSWIPE
SNOWDEN BOOK-VOTOPSWIPE SAUNA SPRINT-VOTOPSWIPE
HOTEL HACK-trxVO ALBINO LION CUBS-VOTOPS
MUSTACHE PACIFIER RECALL-VOTOPSWIPE TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2 - 2SHOT
INTERNET LAND RUSH-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE
TEASE TWO-1SHOT NOON TZC) ONE RING SCAM-VO
TZ2 A) SECURE CREDIT CARDS-VOWIPE NOON TZD) HOFFMAN-VO
SECURE CREDIT CARDS-trxPLASMA NOON TZE)-TBA
SECURE CREDIT CARDS-PKG CLOSE-2 - 2SHOT


HEADLINE OPEN


RIGHT NOW AT ELEVEN.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATES ONE OF ITS OWN.

A CRIME LAB CHEMIST IS CAUGHT TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE, AND THE IMPACT IS STATE-WIDE.

NBC-2 IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST.

PLUS.

A CONVICTED KILLER ESCAPES FROM PRISON.

NOW, A MULTI-STATE MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY FOR THE MAN POLICE SAY IS LIKELY ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

AND IT ALL STARTED WITH THIS.

PLAY NUMBER ONE - A BAD SNAP FLIES BY PEYTON MANNING, AND IT'S ALL DOWNHILL FROM THERE FOR THE DENVER BRONCOS.

THE SEAHAWKS TAKE HOME THEIR FIRST EVER SUPER BOWL WIN, DOMINATING THE FIELD.

AND FANS GET ROWDY IN SEATTLE, USING FIRE AS WAY TO CELEBRATE.

THE NEWS AT ELEVEN STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


HL1) FDLE INVESTIGATION-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) PRISON ESCAPE-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) SUPER BOWL XLVIII-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) SUPER BOWL XLVIII-WIPE VOTOPS


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DISTRICT 19 INFO-trxOC EAniBx


GOOD MORNING.

WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS.

THE FIELD OF CANDIDATES TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IS FILLING UP FAST.

OUR TEAM HAS CONFIRMED DETAILS ABOUT *TWO* PEOPLE WITH DEEP TIES IN FLORIDA POLITICS.

NBC-2'S NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN OUR NEWSROOM.

NICK, LET'S TALK ABOUT LIZBETH BENACQUISTO AND CHAUNCEY GOSS. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 INFO-newsroom


CHAD --

ONE'S IN.ONE'S OUT.

I CONFIRMED LESS THAN AN HOUR AGO THAT LIZBETH BENACQUISTO WILL IN FACT RUN FOR TREY RADEL'S OLD SEAT IN CONGRESS.

SHE CURRENTLY SERVES IN THE FLORIDA STATE SENATE.REPRESENTING PARTS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

ALSO BRAND NEW AT 11 --

WE ARE CONFIRMING CHAUNCEY GOSS IS NOT RUNNING. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 INFO-(3)SS


FIRST.LET'S GET TO A STATEMENT THAT SEN. BENACQUISTO'S CAMP SENT US.

IT SAYS IN PART "AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION AND WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF MY FAMILY. I KNOW THAT THIS IS THE BEST WAY FOR ME TO CONTINUE TO SERVE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MY DECISION FOLLOWS THOUGHTFUL DIALOGUE WITH MY FRIENDS, BUSINESS LEADERS AND THE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY.

THE ENCOURAGEMENT I HAVE RECEIVED FROM OUR COMMUNITY TO TAKE ON THIS CHALLENGE HAS BEEN BOTH HUMBLING AND INSPIRATIONAL."

BENACQUISTO SERVES AS THE MAJORITY LEADER IN THE FLORIDA SENATE.

OUR TEAM HAS CONFIRMED SHE WILL BE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LATER THIS WEEK FOR AN EVENT.

MOVING ON TO CHAUNCEY GOSS --

HE SENT US A STATEMENT EARLIER TODAY.CONFIRMING HE WOULD NOT RUN FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SEAT.

HE SAYS IN PART - "AS A HUSBAND AND A FATHER, MY RESPONSIBLITIY TO MY FAMILY MUST AT THIS TIME TAKE PRIORITY OVER THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT REQUIRED TO PROPERLY SERVE AS OUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS" Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 INFO-newsroom


GOSS CAME IN SECOND IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR THE DIST. 19 SEAT BACK IN 2012.LOSING TO RADEL.

I'LL BE BACK AT NOON TO SEE IF I CAN CONFIRM ANY MORE SPECIFICS ON SEN. BENACQUISTO'S CAMPAIGN EVENT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LATER THIS WEEK.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.NICK CILETTI.NBC2 Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-OC EAniBx


HUNDREDS OF CRIMINALS COULD SOON WALK THE STREET IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA - THOUSANDS ACROSS THE STATE, ALL BECAUSE A CRIME LAB CHEMIST IS ACCUSED OF TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY ON TOP OF THIS STORY. HE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WITH THE NEWEST DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-REM


CHAD , HEATHER

INVESTIGATORS EXPECTED TO BEGIN POURING OVER CASES DATING BACK TO 2006 TODAY AT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A CHEMIST WAS SWAPPING PAIN PILLS FOR FOR OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS--- Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-VO


TAKE VO

2500 CASES NOW AT STAKE BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIONS.

EVERY CASE IN WHICH THAT CHEMIST WAS INVOLVED IN, COULD LEAD TO OVERTURNED VERDICTS AND LAWSUITS AGAINST THE STATE.

I SPOKE WITH OFFICIALS IN THE LAST HOUR AT FDLE THEY TELL ME THEY WILL RELEASE THE NAME OF THE CHEMIST AS SOON AS HE IS FORMALLY CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


FDLE INVESTIGATION-REM


AS FOR THE 100 CASES POTENTIALLY TAINTED HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- WE SHOULD LEARN WHAT CASES THEY WERE AS THIS INVESTIGATIONS MATURES IN THE COMING DAYS.

LIVE AT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-trxOC EAniBx


IN A LAST MINUTE CHANGE -- LEE COUNTY E-M-S IN BONITA SPRINGS WILL NOT YET MOVE BACK INTO FIRE STATIONS.

A DISPUTE OVER RENT WITH THE BONITA SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT CAUSED E-M-S TO STAY AT HOTELS ACROSS BONITA.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS ST THE HAMPTON INN NEAR US 41 AND BONITA BEACH ROAD.

THIS IS WHERE ONE AMBULANCE HAS BEEN STATIONED FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS.

HE'S LIVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT'S DRIVING THIS DELAY. Return to index of stories...


LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-live u 1


THE AMBULANCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MOVING AT 10:00 THIS MORNING -- BUT EMS OFFICIALS TELL US PAPERWORK IS DELAYING THE MOVE TO WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY.

LEE COUNTY EMS WAS PAYING ABOUT 95-HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH TO STAY AT 3 DIFFERENT HOTELS -- THAT'S HOW MUCH THEY'LL BE PAYING THE BONITA SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT -- WHERE THEY USED TO STAY RENT FREE. Return to index of stories...


LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-PKG(mini)


THE FIRE DISTRICT HAS BEEN PETITIONING THE COUNTY TO PROVIDE AMBULANCE SERVICES.

THE COUNTY DENIED THAT PETITION -- SAYING THERE'S NO NEED FOR IT.

SHORTLY AFTER, LEE COUNTY EMS STARTED GETTING BILLS FOR RENT -- TOTALING 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

"DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM TRYING TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN AMBULANCE SERVICE?" "We have contended since day one that this is solely a CAM charge negotion, it is not connected in anyway to the COPCN discussion that's going on right now."

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BENJAMIN ABES, LEE COUNTY EMS Return to index of stories...


LEE BONITA EMS MOVE-live u 1


THE BONITA SPRINGS FIRE DISTRICT IS STILL TRYING TO PROVIDE THE AMBULANCE SERVICE.

THEY'LL TRY TO WORK OUT THEIR DIFFERENCES WITH THE COUNTY AT ANOTHER MEETING NEXT MONTH.

LIVE IN BS, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


RYAN CARROL COURT-VO


THE CASE INVOLVING AN ACCUSED DRUG RING LEADER - HEADS TO COURT TODAY.

DEPUTIES SAY RYAN CARROL RAN A SOPHISTICATED OPERATION SHIPPING DRUGS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, POLICE FOUND MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN SYNTHETIC DRUGS IN A SAN CARLOS HOME.

CARROL HAS ALREADY ENTERED A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY, AND IS NOT EXPECTED IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


CLEWISTON MURDER-VO


THIS MORNING HENDRY COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR THE GUNMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING A 30 YEAR OLD MAN.

RASHENE JORDAN WAS FOUND DEAD IN A DRIVEWAY SUNDAY MORNING NEAR THE HARLEM GARDEN APARTMENTS IN CLEWISTON.

RIGHT NOW DEPUTIES ARE QUESTIONING PEOPLE OF INTEREST.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


FM ROBBERIES-VO


FORT MYERS POLICE NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING A ROBBERY SUSPECT.

TAKE A LOOK.

JUST AFTER SEVEN SUNDAY NIGHT, POLICE SAY THIS MAN ROBBED THE FAMILY DOLLAR, ON 41.

A WOMAN HELPED HIM.

IN THAT SAME TIME FRAME, POLICE SAY HE ALSO ROBBED A DUNKIN DONUTS ON 41.

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN, PLEASE CALL FMPD OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


ALLEGIANT AIR ISSUES-VO


ALLEGIANT AIR PASSENGERS ARE STILL HOPING FOR ANSWERS AFTER THE AIRLINE CANCELLED ALL FLIGHTS AT THE LAST MINUTE.

HUNDREDS WERE STRANDED STARTING FRIDAY AT THE PUNTA GORDA AIRPORT.

OVER THE WEEKEND. PEOPLE WERE STILL STUCK

THE AIRLINE BLAMED IT ON BAD WEATHER -- BUT PASSENGERS WERE NOT BUYING IT.

OTHER PLANES WERE STUCK AT THE AIRPORT AS WELL -- BECAUSE OF FOG AND LOW CLOUDS. Return to index of stories...


I 75 CONSTRUCTION-TRX-SS-VO


WE HAVE AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE DRIVING LATE TONIGHT ON I-75.

AT 11, CREWS WILL SHUT DOWN I-75 BETWEEN ALICO AND DANIELS PARKWAY.

IT'S ALL PART OF AN EXPANSION PROJECT AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

CREWS WILL BE LIFTING A NEW ELECTRIC SIGN ONTO PILLARS -- SO IT SPANS THE ENTIRE ROAD.

I-75 WILL OPEN BACK UP TOMORROW MORNING AT 5. Return to index of stories...


GMA HOFFMAN-trxVOTOPS OC


WE'RE LEARNING MORE THIS MORNING ABOUT THE TRAGIC DEATH OF PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN -- THE 46 YEAR OLD OSCAR WINNER.

HE WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS MANHATTAN APARTMENT ON SUNDAY -- FROM AN APPARENT OVERDOSE OF HEROIN.

RYAN SMITH PICKS UP THE STORY FOR US THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


GMA HOFFMAN-PKG


SCRIPT:

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, THE 46 YEAR OLD OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR AND BROADWAY-

VETERAN, FOUND DEAD IN HIS WEST VILLAGE APARTMENT SUNDAY MORNING.

AFTER FAILING TO PICK UP HIS THREE YOUNG CHILDREN FROM FORMER GIRLFRIEND,

COSTUME DESIGNER MIMI O'DONNELL SUNDAY MORNING, IT WAS SCREENWRITER DAVID

KATZ WHO WENT TO HIS APARTMENT AND DISCOVERED HIS BODY.

NEW YORK POLICE TELLING ABC NEWS HOFFMAN WAS FOUND ON THE FLOOR OF HIS

BATHROOM.WITH HEROIN NEARBY IN AN ENVELOPE AND A HYPODERMIC NEEDLE

PROTRUDING FROM HIS ARM.

HE HAS MULTIPLE FILMS COMING OUT THIS YEAR. AND JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, HE

WAS AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TELLING REPORTERS HE WAS THRILLED TO BE

PART OF HIS LATEST ACTING PROJECT, "GOD'S POCKET"SEEN HERE IN ONE OF HIS

LAST INTERVIEWS:

HOFFMAN SOT

"Someone is asking you to be involved in something that's truly personal.

Those are the projects that you want to be a part of.

DRUG ADDICTION, AN ISSUE THAT HAUNTED HIM SINCE COLLEGE, RESURFACED LAST

YEAR.

IN A 2006 INTERVIEW WITH CBS'S "60 MINUTES", HOFFMAN SPOKE OFWHY HE STOPPED

HOFFMAN SOT

"I was 22 and I got panicked for my life."

THE ACTOR STAYED SOBER FOR 23 YEARS BEFORE RELAPSING, ADMITTING TO TMZ TO

SNORTING HEROIN AND CHECKING HIMSELF INTO REHAB IN MAY OF 2013.

SADLY, A TRANSCENDENT TALENT IN THE PRIME OF HIS CAREER, NOW GONE TOO SOON. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL XLVIII-trxVO IN TC MON


THERE WERE CONCERNS ABOUT THE WEATHER, SECURITY, AND HOW 80-THOUSAND FANS WOULD GET TO THE GAME.AND EVEN THOUGH THE GAME ITSELF WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT, SUPER BOWL 48 ENDED UP A FLAWLESS PRODUCTION.

NBC'S CHRIS POLLONE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL XLVIII-PKG


A SUPER BOWL NO ONE HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE-- PLAYED OUTSIDE IN A COLD WEATHER CITY-- STARTED WITH SOMETHING NEW, AS WELL: THE FASTEST SCORE IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY.

THIS SAFETY, 12 SECONDS IN, SENT SEATTLE'S FANS-- KNOWN AS THE 12TH MAN-- INTO CELEBRATIONS THAT ARE UNDOUBTEDLY STILL GOING ON.

CONCERNS ABOUT THE WEATHER. ONE OF THE BIGGEST CRITICISMS OF AWARDING THE SUPER BOWL TO NEW YORK. PROVED TO BE UNFOUNDED.

THE TEMPERATURE AT KICKOFF: A BALMY FOR FEBRUARY 48 DEGREES.

AS FOUR THOUSAND OFFICERS AND A HUNDRED DOGS KEPT WATCH ON LAND AND IN THE SKY FOR SECURITY THREATS, MANY WONDERED HOW 80-THOUSAND FANS WOULD GET TO THE GAME IN THE FIRST "PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION" SUPER BOWL.

PARAMEDICS TREATED SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO COLLAPSED AT A HOT AND OVERCROWDED NEW JERSEY TRAIN STATION. BUT AN NFL SPOKESMAN SAYS 80-THOUSAND FANS WERE IN THEIR SEATS MORE THAN AN HOUR BEFORE KICKOFF-- THE EARLIEST ARRIVING CROWD IN 30 YEARS.

FOR THOSE WHO PAID 150 DOLLARS FOR A PARKING PASS. DRIVING TO THE GAME WAS A RELATIVELY PAINLESS EXPERIENCE.

FANS ARE JUST AS EXCITED.

BACK HOME THEY HONORED THE "12TH MAN HIGH ATOP THE SPACE NEEDLE AND IN LIGHTS ON BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN. FANS CELEBRATED LONG INTO THE NIGHT. ANXIOUS TO WELCOME THE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS HOME LATER THIS WEEK.

AT SUPER BOWL 48, CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


YELLIN SWEARING IN-VOTOPS


THE FIRST WOMAN TO CHAIR THE FEDERAL RESERVE WAS SWORN IN THIS MORNING.

JANET YELLEN HAD BEEN VICE-CHAIR OF THE NATION'S CENTRAL BANK SINCE 2010.

AMONG YELLEN'S CHALLENGES WILL BE TIMING THE DRAWDOWN OF THE FED'S MONTHLY PURCHASES OF BONDS.

THE 67 YEAR OLD YELLEN REPLACES BEN BERNANKE, WHO SERVED AS FED CHAIRMAN FOR EIGHT YEARS. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


ON WALL STREET - THE STOCK MARKET - LITTLE CHANGED IN EARLY TRADING FOLLOWING A TOUGH JANUARY.

CONCERNS ABOUT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND U.S. COMPANY EARNINGS, AS WELL AS EMERGING MARKETS, LED THE DOW TO ITS WORST START SINCE 2009 LAST MONTH.

RIGHT NOW - THE DOW - Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


PARENTS.

THERE IS A RECALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

IF THESE LOOK FAMILIAR - TAKE NOTICE.

THEY DO NOT MEET SAFETY STANDARDS.

DETAILS AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT ELEVEN.

PLUS - THE INTERNET, as we know it, WILL GO THROUGH A BIG CHANGE STARTING TOMORROW.

IT'S A CHANGE YOU'LL DEFINITELY NOTICE - IT ALSO HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE WORTH BILLIONS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) PACIFIER RECALL-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1 B) INTERNET LAND RUSH-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


AK: FIRST SNOW OF THE YEAR-VOWIPE


TOUGH GOING IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

THE FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE YEAR FOR THAT AREA - CAUSED TRAFFIC HEADACHES - DOZENS OF ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED AND SEVERAL DRIVERS SLID INTO DITCHES.

ANOTHER STORM WITH SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS FORECAST FOR EARLY TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT 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"

After the low clouds and fog lifted across Southwest Florida yesterday, it turned out to be a pretty nice Sunday. Lots of sunshine returned and temperatures warmed close to record values as they soared into the middle to upper 80s.

This morning areas of fog will form once again, especially across our inland communities. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Glades, Hendry, and inland Collier county until 9am. It will also be a rather mild and humid start with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. Once the fog lifts, partly sunny skies will take us into the afternoon hours with minimal rain chances. A couple of isolated showers will be possible mainly east of I- 75, otherwise plan on a fairly dry and warm start to the week. In fact, afternoon highs will run 10° above average as they climb into the middle 80s. With the developing west coast seabreeze, temperatures will be slightly cooler along the coast and at our beach locations.

With clear skies and light winds in the forecast tonight, patchy fog will be a concern for the early morning commute on Tuesday. Temperatures will also settle in the middle to upper 60s.

The unseasonably warm weather will stick around through the middle part of the week. Plan on morning lows to be quite mild in the middle 60s, while temperatures climb into the lower to middle 80s during the day. A bit more moisture will return by midweek adding a little bit of cloud cover to our skies, along with the a few more showers by Wednesday. A better rain chance will come in for the second half of the weekend ahead of an approaching cold front. Return to index of stories...


BRADENTON 3 HIT KILLED-VOTOPSWIPE


3 PEOPLE ARE DEAD - 5 HURT IN BRADENTON AFTER AN ELDERLY WOMAN LOST CONTROL OF HER S-U-V.

SHE BACKED INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE AND DROVE INTO A CANAL.

WITNESSES SAID IT LOOKED LIKE SHE MEANT TO GO FORWARD, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE.

NO WORD YET ON WHETHER THE DRIVER WILL FACE ANY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


MI: ESCAPED CONVICT-VOTOPSWIPE


A MULTI-STATE MANHUNT IS UNDERWAY - AFTER A MAN SERVING FIVE LIFE SENTENCES ESCAPED FROM A MICHIGAN PRISON.

MICHAEL ELLIOT ESCAPED SUNDAY AND AUTHORITIES BELIEVE HE MADE IT AS FAR AS INDIANA.

ELLIOT IS THOUGHT TO HAVE CAR JACKED A WOMAN IN MICHIGAN, AND DROVE WITH HER TO INDIANA - WHERE SHE ESCAPED UNHARMED AT A GAS STATION.

ELLIOT - BELIEVED TO BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


OCTOMOM IN COURT-VOTOPS


THE WOMAN KNOWN AS THE "OCTO-MOM" IS DUE IN A LOS ANGELES COURT TODAY.

NADYA SULEMAN BECAME FAMOUS IN 2009 WHEN SHE GAVE BIRTH TO OCTUPLETS.

SHE IS CHARGED WITH WELFARE FRAUD. ACCUSED OF FAILING TO REPORT 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN INCOME WHEN SHE APPLIED FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

SHE PLEADED NOT GUILTY LAST MONTH.

IF CONVICTED, SHE COULD FACE AT LEAST FIVE YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA SCHOOL SHOOTING STANDOFF-VOWIPE


A DEVELOPING SITUATION IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED A TENTH GRADE STUDENT WITH TWO RIFLES BURST INTO HIS SCHOOL AND KILLED HIS GEOGRAPHY TEACHER AND A POLICE OFFICER BEFORE BEING TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

THIS IS DRAMATIC AMATEUR VIDEO SHOWING CHILDREN RUNNING FROM THE SCHOOL.

THE STUDENT THREATENED A SECURITY GUARD WITH A RIFLE, THE GUARD OPENED THE DOOR TO THE SCHOOL.

HE ENTERED A CLASSROOM, AND SHOT HIS TEACHER - ALSO FIRED AT 2 OFFICERS WHO RESPONDED.

THAT STUDENTS FATHER, WAS CALLED TO THE SCHOOL.

HE SPOKE TO HIS SON OVER THE PHONE AND PERSUADED HIM TO ALLOW ABOUT 20 STUDENTS HOSTAGES TO LEAVE.

AT FIRST, HIS SON REFUSED, SO THE FATHER WENT INTO THE CLASSROOM AND ABOUT 30 MINUTES LATER, THE STUDENTS WERE RELEASED. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN BOOK-VOTOPSWIPE


EDWARD SNOWDEN'S STORY IS ABOUT TO HIT BOOKSTORES.

A BOOK TITLED "THE SNOWDEN FILES: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED MAN" COMES OUT IN THE U-K THIS WEEK.

IT'S SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED IN THE U-S FEBRUARY 11TH.

THE BOOK BY REPORTER LUKE HARDING FROM THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER 'THE GUARDIAN' DETAILS THE INTELLIGENCE LEAKER'S JOURNEY.

SNOWDEN IS CURRENTLY UNDER ASYLUM IN RUSSIA. Return to index of stories...


HOTEL HACK-trxVO


AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY - AFTER IT WAS LEARNED - A COMPANY THAT RUNS FRANCHISES FOR FOUR MAJOR HOTEL CHAINS MAY HAVE HAD CUSTOMERS' PAYMENT DATA STOLEN BY HACKERS.

THE COMPANY - WHITE LODGING FELL VICTIM TO A MAJOR CYBER-ATTACK.

BANKING INDUSTRY SOURCES NOTICED FRAUD AMONG HUNDREDS OF CARDS USED AT MARRIOTT HOTELS LAST YEAR.

WHITE LODGING RUNS FRANCHISED HOTELS UNDER THE MARRIOTT, HILTON, SHERATON AND WESTIN BRANDS. Return to index of stories...


MUSTACHE PACIFIER RECALL-VOTOPSWIPE


A RECALL TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MORNING.

A POPULAR PACIFIER IS BEING PULLED FROM SHELVES BECAUSE OF A CHOKING HAZARD.

THEY ARE THE 'FRED AND FRIENDS' BRAND - ONES WITH THE MUSTACHE AND BEARD, AND OTHERS WITH A VOLUME KNOB AND PANIC BUTTON.

THE COMPANY SAYS PIECES CAN FALL OFF AND VENTILATION HOLES ARE TOO SMALL.

THE PACIFIERS. MORE THAN 180-THOUSAND OF THEM. WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND DECEMBER LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


INTERNET LAND RUSH-VOTOPS


EXPECT NEW DOMAIN NAMES TO BE ADDED TO THE DOT-COMS!

WE USUALLY TYPE IN DOT-COM, OR DOT NET - HOWEVER, THERE ARE ONLY 22 OF THOSE SUFFIXES WHICH CONTROL ABOUT 111 MILLION INTERNET ADDRESSES.

BUT STARTING TOMORROW, MORE THAN A THOUSAND NEW DOMAIN NAMES WILL COME INTO EXISTENCE.

THINK DOT-SHOP OR DOT-SPORTS.

IT'S A BIG CHANGE FOR THE INTERNET, EXPECTED TO GENERATE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


RECENT CRIMINAL ATTACKS ON CREDIT CARD SYSTEMS HAVE INDUSTRY EXPERTS PUSHING FOR BETTER SECURITY.

AND ONE ITEM, ALREADY ON THE MARKET WORLDWIDE, IS GETTING TRACTION.

DETAILS ON THE TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) SECURE CREDIT CARDS-VOWIPE


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SECURE CREDIT CARDS-trxPLASMA


RECENT DATA BREACHES AT MAJOR RETAILERS HAVE EXPOSED CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD INFORMATION OF MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS.

NOW, AN IDEA TO MAKE CARDS MORE SECURE IS FINALLY GETTING TRACTION IN THIS COUNTRY. AFTER YEARS OF HELPING PREVENT FRAUD ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD.

DETAILS FROM NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM. Return to index of stories...


SECURE CREDIT CARDS-PKG


IT WON'T BE NEXT WEEK.BUT THE DAYS OF THE SWIPE AND SIGN TRANSACTIONS. WITH A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD. MAY BE COMING TO END.

THOSE MASSIVE DATA BREACHES AT RETAILERS. ARE PRODDING BANKS AND OTHERS.TO MOVE AMERICANS TO THE MORE SECURE. "CHIP AND PIN CARDS".

.WHERE THE MAGNETIC STRIP IS REPLACED BY A HEAVILY ENCRYPTED COMPUTER CHIP.

"Right now our system is really old, really insecure. When they put a chip on these credit cards, that makes it almost impossible for hackers to reproduce the cards"

THEN.FOR ANOTHER LAYER OF SECURITY.THE CARD USER ENTERS A PIN NUMBER.

"Pin debit has a much lower instance of fraud than signature debit"

THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION LOBBIED CONGRESS LAST WEEK. FOR WIDER USE OF CHIP AND PINS.

.LIKE THEY ARE IN ASIA.AND EUROPE. WHERE SOME COUNTRIES SAW CARD FRAUD DECLINE BY MORE THAN 70-PERCENT. AFTER MIGRATING TO CHIP AND PINS.

"In the future when chip cards are required, hackers won't be able to take a simple data theft and turn it into fraud, this will prevent that

IN A COMMENTARY FOR CNBC, IN SUPPORT OF THE MORE SECURE CARDS.MASTERCARD'S NORTH AMERICAN PRESIDENT, CHRIS MCWILTON, WROTE:

. "EMBEDDING CHIPS IN PAYMENT CARDS FOR ADDED SECURITY, HAS GAINED EVEN GREATER INTEREST - AND RIGHTFULLY SO".

SOME RETAILERS HAVE ALREADY INSTALLED CHIP AND PIN TERMINALS. BUT IN A NATION OF A HUNDRED MILLION CARD CARRIERS.THE SWITCH'LL TAKE AWHILE AND COST A LOT.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR - WE GO TO SOCHI, RUSSIA.

JUST FOUR DAYS AWAY FROM OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THE WINTER GAMES.WE'RE LEARNING SOME KEY PROJECTS ARE LAGGING BEHIND SCHEDULE.

PLUS - A NEW CELL PHONE WARNING.

NEXT AT 11 - IF YOUR CELL PHONE RINGS, BUT YOU MISS THE CALL - WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID BEING TEMPTED TO CALL BACK THE NUMBER.

NBC2 WITH HOW THE NEW PHONE SCAM WORKS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) SOCHI UPDATE-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B) PHONE SCAM-VOTOPS


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TS1) GOSS, BENAQUISTO-TRX (3)SSTOPS OC


NBC-2 HAS CONFIRMED NEW DETAILS ABOUT *TWO* PEOPLE WITH DEEP TIES IN FLORIDA POLITICS.

WE''VE LEARNED LIZBETH BENACQUISTO WILL RUN FOR TREY RADEL'S OLD SEAT IN CONGRESS.

SHE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY.

BENACQUISTO CURRENTLY SERVES IN THE FLORIDA STATE SENATE, REPRESENTING PARTS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'VE ALSO CONFIRMING CHAUNCEY GOSS WILL NOT RUN.

HE SENT US A STATEMENT EARLIER TODAY - EXPLAINING.

HE SAYS IN PART - "AS A HUSBAND AND A FATHER, MY RESPONSIBILITY TO MY FAMILY MUST AT THIS TIME TAKE PRIORITY OVER THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT REQUIRED TO PROPERLY SERVE AS OUR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS" Return to index of stories...


TS2) FDLE PILLS-VOTOPS


25-HUNDRED CASES ARE UNDER REVIEW ACROSS FLORIDA AFTER A CRIME LAB CHEMIST IS CAUGHT TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.

OFFICIALS SAY A SCIENTIST TOOK PAIN MEDICINE USED FOR EVIDENCE AND SWITCHED THEM WITH OVER THE COUNTER TABLETS.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED SOME OF THOSE CASES ARE LOCAL.

THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS REVIEWING 47 CASES.

COLLIER COUNTY IS LOOKING INTO 49.

AND FORT MYERS POLICE ARE NOW REVIEWING ABOUT 20. Return to index of stories...


TS3) BONITA EMS-VOTOPS


FOLLOWING A NEW AGREEMENT - LEE COUNTY EMS WORKERS IN BONITA SPRINGS WILL MOVE BACK TO THE FIRE-STATIONS TOMORROW.

THE NEW DEAL SHOWS LEE COUNTY E-M-S WILL BE PAYING BONITA SPRINGS THE SAME AMOUNT OF RENT AS IT WAS COSTING TO STAY IN THE HOTELS -- ABOUT 115-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

LAST YEAR LEE COUNTY MOVED OUT AFTER BONITA SPRINGS STARTED CHARGING THEM **200-THOUSAND** DOLLARS A YEAR FOR RENT.

MOVING INTO THE HOTEL ROOMS ENDED UP SAVING 80 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


GMA OLY SOCHI GETTING READY-trxVO IN PLASMA


THERE ARE SOME ISSUES POPPING UP AT THE OLYMPICS -- JUST FOUR DAYS AWAY NOW.

THOUSANDS OF REPORTERS ARE POURING INTO SOCHI TO COVER THE GAMES BUT NOT ALL OF THE MEDIA HOTELS ARE READY TO ACCOMMODATE THEM.

HAY-MISH MACDONALD HAS THE LATEST FROM MOSCOW ON THE FINAL STRETCH TO THE GAMES. Return to index of stories...


GMA OLY SOCHI GETTING READY-PKG


SCRIPT:

Russia was awarded these Olympics 7 years ago. But with just 4 days to go

this is Sochi:

Cranes are swinging.

Welders are sparking.

And hotel rooms, with mattresses piled up, are not nearly ready.

These are the biggest Winter games ever. 3000 athletes from 88 nations. But

its not clear this host city is even at the starting gate.

Where athletes are hoping to lay their path to Olympic glory, instead,

workers are still laying pavers.

SOCHI ORGANIZERS ADMIT ONLY 6 OF 9 media HOTELS ARE FULLY FUNCTIONAL.

They'd promised a total of 40,000 new ROOMS all up

clearly THIS is well short of expectations.

At least some of the US athletes are trying to put things in perspective:

Dallas Robinson, US bobsled team

SOT: I don't anticipate us being in any more harm's way than going down a

mountain on a bobsled.

THE international Olympic committee is, publicly at least, confident.

SOT Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee: "There

are still some issues to be solved, as it is always just before the Games. /

/ we hope that the situation will be solved in the next couple of days."

But the pictures tell a less convincing story.

There's also this unusual design flaw: Instead of the 'double luge', it's

the 'double loo'.

These twin toilets are everywhere in Sochi. They may be spacious, but there'

s not much room for modesty.

10. SOUNDBITE vox pop, Canadian journalist,:

"Oh!" "You'd better go with a friend." Return to index of stories...


NJ: GOV CHRISTIE FALLOUT-trxONCAM


NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS WILL GET THE FIRST BATCH OF WHAT COULD BE THOUSANDS OF PAGES OF SUBPOENAED "BRIDGE-GATE" DOCUMENTS TODAY.

THIS AS ANOTHER MEMBER OF GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE'S ADMINISTRATION RESIGNS.

CHRISTIE DENIES NEW ALLEGATIONS - HE KNEW ABOUT THOSE POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED LANE CLOSURES ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE.

ERIN MCPIKE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NJ: GOV CHRISTIE FALLOUT-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SHINING MOMENT FOR CHRIS CHRISTIE AND HIS STATE--- AS HOSTS OF THIS YEAR'S SUPER BOWL--OVERSHADOWED BY JEERS.

"You've already heard enough speeches , enough speeches of the same thing."

. AND NEW QUESTIONS.

"Governor, is there any truth to the allegations?"

ON THE EVE OF THE BIG GAME, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE CIRCULATED A SCATHING E-MAIL ATTEMPTING TO DISCREDIT THE CHRISTIE APPOINTEE MAKING THOSE ALLEGATIONS --

FORMER PORT AUTHORITY OFFICIAL-- DAVID WILDSTEIN. who CARRIED OUT THE LANE CLOSURES ON THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE --ALLEGATIONS CHRISTIE KNEW MORE THAN HE'S INDICATED.

"THE BOTTOM LINE" --THE E-MAIL READS-- "DAVID WILDSTEIN WILL DO AND SAY ANYTHING TO SAVE DAVID WILDSTEIN."

WILDSTEIN'S LAWYER SAID FRIDAY "EVIDENCE EXISTS. TYING MR. CHRISTIE TO HAVING KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANE CLOSURES, DURING THE PERIOD THE LANES WERE CLOSED" A CHARGE CHRISTIE CONTINUES TO DENY.

EVEN JOHN WISNIEWSKI, THE DEMOCRAT LEADING THE NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE'S INVESTIGATION, WAS SKEPTICAL:

"The use of the words 'evidence exists' as opposed to saying I have documents or I have an e-mail, it's a curious choice of words.So, it raises questions about what does he have and why doesn't the committee have it."

HIGH-PROFILE REPUBLICANS DEFENDED CHRISTIE, SAYING THERE'S NO REASON HE SHOULD STOP HELPING HIS COLLEAGUES AS CHAIR OF THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION.

"I don't think he should step down. I think he should stay there."

AND WHILE OTHERS SAY HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED FROM HIS DAY JOB, WISNIEWSKI CALLS THAT:

"One word: premature.We don't have enough facts to even get to that conversation."

ERIN MCPIKE, CNN, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRATION REFORM-VO


HAYMISH MCDONALD REPORTING.

THIS WEEK WE MAY SEE MORE DETAILS ON HOW REPUBLICANS HOPE TO FIX IMMIGRATION.

JUST DAYS AFTER LAYING OUT A PLAN THAT OPEN THE DOOR TO IMMIGRATION REFORM, REPUBLICAN LEADERS CLAIM THE EFFORT IS GOING NOWHERE UNLESS AMERICA'S BORDERS ARE SECURE.

ALSO - DEMOCRATS WANT TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES ALL TOGETHER, IN ONE BIG BILL - LEGAL STATUS, BORDER PATROL, EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION.

REPUBLICANS WANT TO TAKE THEM ONE BY ONE.

NOW THAT A POLITICAL DIVIDE IS CLEAR - REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE PAUL RYAN DOUBTS WE'LL SEE REFORM THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LT GOV SWEAR IN-OC-SS


FLORIDA'S FIRST HISPANIC LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, CARLOS LOPEZ-CANTERA, WILL BE SWORN IN AT 5-30 PM TONIGHT.

THE POSITION OPENED LAST MARCH WHEN JENNIFER CARROLL RESIGNED.

SHE WAS ACCUSED OF BEING INVOLVED IN AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATION,

BUT WAS LATER CLEARED OF ANY WRONGDOING. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO ANIMAL SERVICES-OTS-VO


COMMISSIONERS THIS WEEK WILL LOOK AT CHANGING THE RULES FOR LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.

40-THOUSAND ANIMALS WERE EUTHANIZED IN JUST 5 YEARS.

AND IT COST LEE COUNTY TAXPAYERS MORE THAN 20 MILLION DOLLARS TO PUT THEM DOWN.

COMMISSIONERS WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHANGES TOMORROW.

THE MEETING IS AT 9:30 IN COMMISSION CHAMBERS. Return to index of stories...


MI: ARREST IN BODY PARTS-trxVO


NEW DETAILS IN A DISTURBING STORY WE TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST WEEK.

AUTHORITIES IN DETROIT HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN CONNECTION WITH BODY PARTS THAT WERE FOUND STUFFED IN GARBAGE BAGS.

THE BAGS WERE FOUND ON THE SIDE OF A RURAL ROAD NEAR DETROIT.

WE NOW KNOW A 59-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

HER NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

ONE WITNESS MADE THE GRUESOME DISCOVERY.

ANOTHER REPORTED SEEING AN S-U-V, AND SOMEONE TOSSING THE BAGS OUT THE PASSENGER WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


WV: TOWER COLLAPSE-VO


A DEADLY CELL PHONE TOWER COLLAPSE IN WEST VIRGINIA IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

IT HAPPENED IN CLARKSBURG SATURDAY JUST BEFORE NOON.

FIRE CHIEF BRENDA FRAGMIN SAYS JUST AS RESCUE CREWS ARRIVED AT THE SCENE OF THE COLLAPSE, ANOTHER TOWER CAME DOWN. Return to index of stories...


WV: TOWER COLLAPSE-SOT VO


--SOT--

We had a tower collapse. We had four people trapped in it. We had one fireman, a second tower collapsed. When it did it hit one of the firemen while we were trying to get one of the patients out

TWO PEOPLE DIED WHEN THE FIRST TOWER COLLAPSED.

A THIRD MAN LOST HIS LIFE AS HE RUSHED IN THE HELP AND THE SECOND TOWER COLLAPSED. Return to index of stories...


INDO VOLCANO-trxVO


RESCUE WORKERS IN INDONESIA ARE HUNTING FOR SURVIVORS -- AFTER HUGE ERUPTIONS FROM A VOLCANO KILLED AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE.

IT HAPPENED ON THE ISLAND OF SUMATRA SATURDAY.

ASH AND LAVA TORE DOWN THE MOUNTAIN'S SLOPES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, ENGULFING AT LEAST ONE VILLAGE.

RESCUE WORKERS WENT BACK INTO THE AFFECTED AREA EARLIER TODAY AFTER VOLCANIC ACTIVITY FORCED THEM TO CALL OFF EARLIER ATTEMPTS. Return to index of stories...


YEMENI BLASTS-VOTOPS


IN YEMEN.

TWO EXPLOSIONS ROCKED THE COUNTRY'S CAPITAL THIS MORNING.

THREE PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED WHEN THE BLASTS WENT OFF RIGHT AROUND THE SAME TIME - ONE OUTSIDE THE DEFENSE MINISTRY - THE OTHER HAPPENED NEAR THE HOUSE OF A FORMER PRESIDENT.

IT'S NOT CLEAR WHO WAS BEHIND THE ATTACKS Return to index of stories...


NEW PHONE SCAM-trxVO


DON'T CALL BACK.

A NBC2 CONSUMER ALERT - A NEW PHONE SCAM IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.

SCAMMERS OVERSEES BUY OR STEAL LISTS OF US CELL PHONE NUMBERS - AND USE COMPUTERS TO MASS DIAL.

YOUR CELL PHONE RINGS JUST LONG ENOUGH TO GENERATE A MISSED CALL.

WHEN YOU CALL BACK, THE SPAMMERS CHARGE YOUR PHONE BILL LIKE A 900 NUMBER - $20 FOR THE CALL, AND ANOTHER $9 FOR EVERY MINUTE YOU SPEND ON THE LINE. Return to index of stories...


NEW PHONE SCAM-SOT VO


"It is a new take on an old scam, so we are familiar with this type of thing, but the one-ring scam is brand new."

SCAMS LIKE THIS NORMALLY TARGET ONE REGION OR CITY AT A TIME.

PART OF WHAT MAKES THIS ONE DIFFERENT - IT'S HAPPENING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALL AT ONCE. Return to index of stories...


GROUNDHOG DAY-NATSVOTOPS


six more weeks of winter!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT - PHIL *DID SEE HIS SHADOW MEANING ANOTHER SIX WEEKS OF WINTER!

LOOKS LIKE STARTING TODAY.NEW YORK CITY AND PARTS OF PENNSYLVANIA WILL GET SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW.

CITIES IN THE MIDWEST WILL FACE AN ICE STORM AND SNOW BETWEEN TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


OLY: US BOBSLED-CLIP SSTOPS VO


THE SOCHI GAMES RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2 ARE NOW JUST 3 DAYS AWAY!

AND THE U-S MENS AND WOMENS BOBSLED TEAMS TALK ABOUT THE TRACK AND THEIR SHOT AT GOLD.

AMERICAN STEVE HOLCOMB IS DEFENDING HIS FOUR-MAN TITLE BUT FACES TOUGH COMPETITION FROM THE GERMAN AND RUSSIAN TEAMS.

AND LOLO JONES, A MEMBER OF THE WOMEN'S TEAM WAS MOVED TO TEARS FROM HER TEAM'S SUPPORT.

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OLY: US BOBSLED-(2)SOT VO


There are a couple of uphill sections where if you make a mistake in that uphill or right before it is going to slow you down considerably and there are challenging corners right before those uphills, so it's not going to be easy."

S/ Lolo Jones/ U.S. Bobsled Team :13

"So just really I am grateful for them, so, I'm like almost going to cry because, I mean, they really gave me a fresh start, for sure, so. And they've had my back."

THE BATTLE FOR THE GOLD ON THE WOMEN'S SIDE WILL LIKELY BE AMONG THE U-S.CANADA. AND GERMANY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


NEXT AT ELEVEN, WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A MASSIVE MANHUNT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW FOR A CONVICTED MURDERER.

AUTHORITIES SAY HE ESCAPED FROM PRISON LAST NIGHT AND CARJACKED A WOMAN'S CAR TO GET AWAY.

DETAILS AHEAD AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) FUGITIVE ESCAPE-VOWIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FUGITIVE ON THE LOOSE-trxVO IN PLASMA


NEW DETAILS TODAY - ABOUT A DANGEROUS FUGITIVE ON THE LOOSE IN THE MIDWEST.

AUTHORITIES ACROSS THE REGION ARE ON A MANHUNT NOW FOR THE CONVICTED KILLER, WHO ESCAPED FROM A MICHIGAN PRISON.

ALEX PEREZ REPORTS FROM CHICAGO. Return to index of stories...


FUGITIVE ON THE LOOSE-PKG


SCRIPT:

THIS MORNING-- A CONVICTED MURDERER IS ON THE LOOSE AND POLICE ADMIT HE

COULD BE ANYWHERE.

ABC NEWS HAS LEARNED 40-YEAR0-OLD Michael David Elliot ESCAPED FROM THE

Ionia Correctional Facility IN MICHIGAN SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE CARJACKING A

WOMAN AT KNIFE-POINT AND DRIVING TO ELKHART, INDIANA. THAT'S WHERE POLICE

SAY THE 2 STOPPED FOR GAS. THE WOMAN-- INCREDIBLY USING THE OPPORUNITY TO

ESCAPE BUT ELLIOT TOOK OFF AND IS STILL AT LARGE.

HERE YOU SEE ELLIOT DURING HIS TRIAL IN 1993

. HE WAS CONVICTED OF BREAKING INTO A HOME IN GLADWIN COUNTY, MICHIGAN AND

KILLING 4 PEOPLE INSIDE BEFORE SETTING THE HOME ON FIRE. HE WAS SERVING A

LIFE SENTENCE AT Ionia Correctional Facility. RIGHT NOW-- IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW

HE ESCAPED BUT PRISON OFFICIALS SAY THEY NOTICED HE WAS MISSING AT AROUND 9

:15 P-M DURING A CELL-CHECK. WE'RE TOLD HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN ON THE RUN FOR AS

MUCH AS 2 HOURS AT THAT POINT.

MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS IN IONIA COUNTY WERE GOING TO SHUT DOWN SCHOOLS THIS

MORNING BUT NOW SAY THEY ARE CONFIDENT ELLIOT IS NO LONGER IN THE AREA. OF

COURSE, THAT MEANS HE COULD BE JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE ELSE. POLICE SAY THEY'LL

RELEASE MORE DETAILS LATER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


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"

After the low clouds and fog lifted across Southwest Florida yesterday, it turned out to be a pretty nice Sunday. Lots of sunshine returned and temperatures warmed close to record values as they soared into the middle to upper 80s.

This morning areas of fog will form once again, especially across our inland communities. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Glades, Hendry, and inland Collier county until 9am. It will also be a rather mild and humid start with temperatures in the middle to upper 60s. Once the fog lifts, partly sunny skies will take us into the afternoon hours with minimal rain chances. A couple of isolated showers will be possible mainly east of I- 75, otherwise plan on a fairly dry and warm start to the week. In fact, afternoon highs will run 10° above average as they climb into the middle 80s. With the developing west coast seabreeze, temperatures will be slightly cooler along the coast and at our beach locations.

With clear skies and light winds in the forecast tonight, patchy fog will be a concern for the early morning commute on Tuesday. Temperatures will also settle in the middle to upper 60s.

The unseasonably warm weather will stick around through the middle part of the week. Plan on morning lows to be quite mild in the middle 60s, while temperatures climb into the lower to middle 80s during the day. A bit more moisture will return by midweek adding a little bit of cloud cover to our skies, along with the a few more showers by Wednesday. A better rain chance will come in for the second half of the weekend ahead of an approaching cold front. Return to index of stories...


LATE NIGHT TRANSITION-ON CAM


JAY LENO'S FINAL DAY AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW" IS THIS THURSDAY.

JIMMY FALLON TAKES OVER LATER THIS MONTH.

N-B-C EXECUTIVES WOULD RATHER FORGET THE CONAN O'BRIEN EXPERIMENT A FEW YEARS BACK.

MOST AGREE THE TRANSITION THIS TIME AROUND FEELS RIGHT.

MARK BARGER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


LATE NIGHT TRANSITION-PKG


nats "I agree, Conan rocks!"

"THE TONIGHT SHOW" TRANSITION FIVE YEARS AGO FROM JAY LENO TO CONAN O'BRIEN WAS A FLOP.

"There was an undercurrent of friction between the Conan camp and the Jay camp because Jay didn't

wanna leave the job."

NEW YORK TIMES MEDIA REPORTER BILL CARTER'S WRITTEN TWO BOOKS CHRONICLING THE LATE NIGHT TV WARS.

AND HE SEES THE TRANSITION FROM LENO TO JIMMY FALLON BEING SMOOTHER FOR SEVERAL REASONS.

"The main difference is that Jay is on board with this. He's not fighting it."

IN FACT, LENO AND FALLON HAVE MOCKED THE NOTION OF TENSIONS BETWEEN THEM.

JUST AS A 66 YEAR OLD JOHNNY CARSON GAVE WAY TO A YOUNGER LENO.

THE NOW 63 YEAR OLD COMEDIAN'S DOING THE SAME. FOR ONE 24 YEARS YOUNGER.

"You're getting a next generation performer, which at some point, you gotta make that move."

BUT CARTER SEES FALLON'S STYLE OF COMEDY AND HIS MUSICAL TALENTS

nats "Where you think you're going baby?"

HAVING MORE MAINSTREAM APPEAL TO VIEWERS THAN CONAN O'BRIEN HAD.

"I think they'll be more comfortable with Jimmy than they were with Conan because I think Conan was a completely

different act."

MEANWHILE, JAY LENO'S FINAL ACT THIS WEEK WRAPS 17 YEARS ATOP LATE NIGHT RATINGS.

"He had a lot of doubters. He had a lot of critics, but the guy always won. Even after they pulled him out and sent him to 10 o'clock and he came back, he won again."

IN THE PROCESS.

nats "You know what OJ calls 2 million in legal bills? Thursday!"

LENO BUILT A LATE NIGHT LEGACY OF LAUGHTER.

MARK BARGER, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


ALL NEW AT ELEVEN.

A TRUE CASTAWAY, REACHES LAND, CLAIMING TO HAVE BEEN LOST AT SEA FOR A YEAR!

DETAILS AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) CASTAWAY-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


LASER TREATMENTS HAVE EARNED SPACE IN THE MEDICAL TOOL BAG.

MANY PEOPLE NOW FIND LASERS TARGETS PAIN LIKE NOTHING THEY'VE EVER TRIED.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS HOW THE TREATMENTS MAY BE USED AS AN OPTION OVER SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

A RELAXING WALK WITH THE DOG BECAME AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY FOR

STEVE PETERS. SEVERE PAIN MADE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

STEVE PETERS/UNDERWENT LASER THERAPY

RUNS:

:22 I had arthritis in both knees, I had both knees replaced. The right knee is fine, but the

left knee has been giving me problems.

FOLLOWING THREE KNEE OPERATIONS HE WAS RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS.

STEVE PETERS/UNDERWENT LASER THERAPY

RUNS:

:22 I've been on pain medication ever since.

STEVE WASN'T WILLING TO GIVE SURGERY ANOTHER GO- BUT AGREED TO TRY A NEW

LASER THERAPY.

DR. MARK FARMER/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

:19: It's an additional tool that we have to be able to treat patients. Help reduce swelling,

reduce pain, improve wound healing.

IT MAY LOOK FUTURISTIC, USING A SWIPE OF LASER LIGHT TO HELP HEAL AN INJURY

OR AILMENT INSIDE THE BODY. BUT THIS LASER IS FDA APPROVED FOR TEMPORARY

RELIEF OF MUSCLE AND JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS, ARTHRITIS AND MUSCLE

SPASM. IT ALSO INCREASES BLOOD CIRCULATION.

DR. MARK FARMER/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

2:02 It can stimulate cells to reduce inflammation. 2:27 By reducing that swelling, we can

improve the function of the muscles to do what they're supposed to do and hopefully rehab

patients and get them better quicker.

WITH A DOSE OF SKEPTICISM, STEVE PREPARED FOR SEVERAL SESSIONS.

STEVE PETERS/UNDERWENT LASER THERAPY

RUNS:

2:09 And after the first treatment, I walked away pain free. The first time in eight years.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Approved as a therapy. The treatment is not a cure in itself and doesn't work on bones.

What it does, is targets pain sources with a laser focus.

DR. MARK FARMER/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

RUNS:

5:24 What it allows us to do is give patients another choice in their treatment regimen. I'm

a big believer if we don't have to do surgery on people and there are other ways to treat

people, they're better off.

IT WAS THE SOLUTION STEVE WAS SEARCHING FOR.

STEVE PETERS/UNDERWENT LASER THERAPY

RUNS:

4:44 I'm able to walk further and more often. And I don't need pain mediation anymore.

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


EL SALVADOR CASTAWAY-VOTOPSWIPE


A HAPPY ENDING FOR A MYSTERIOUS CASTAWAY.

A MAN CALLING HIMSELF JOSE ALVARENGO WAS RESCUED FROM A HEAVILY DAMAGED BOAT IN A REMOTE AREA OF THE MARSHAL ISLANDS, WAY OUT IN THE PACIFIC.

HE CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN ADRIFT FOR A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR.

AND THAT HE SURVIVED OFF FISH, TURTLES AND RAINWATER.

AUTHORITIES ARE WORKING TO VERIFY THE TRUTH IN HIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


haircut firing-VOTOPSWIPE


A MICHIGAN POLICE OFFICER HAS LOST HER JOB AFTER CUTTING THE HAIR OF A WOMAN IN POLICE CUSTODY.

THIS IS POLICE SURVEILLANCE TAPE OF CHARDA GREGORY OF DETROIT WHO WAS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DAMAGING A MOTEL ROOM AND A POLICE CAR.

POLICE VIDEO SHOWS OFFICER BERNADETTE NAJOR CUTTING GREGORY'S HAIR WEAVE WHILE GREGORY IS RESTRAINED IN A CHAIR.

SHE REPORTEDLY DID IT TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SUICIDE.

CHARGES AGAINST GREGORY WERE EVENTUALLY DISMISSED.

OFFICER NAJOR WAS FIRST SUSPENDED OVER THE INCIDENT BUT HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED. Return to index of stories...


hilary tweet-VOTOPSWIPE


HILLARY CLINTON HAD A LITTLE FUN WITH TWITTER DURING THE SUPER BOWL.

SHE SENT A TWEET THAT READ: "IT'S SO MUCH MORE FUN TO WATCH FOX WHEN IT'S SOMEONE ELSE BEING BLITZED AND SACKED!"

SHE WAS REFERRING TO FOX NEWS.

CLINTON'S SPOKESMAN SAYS THE TWEET WAS "100 PERCENT HUMOR." Return to index of stories...


SAUNA SPRINT-VOTOPSWIPE


THE FIFTH ANNUAL EUROPEAN SAUNA MARATHON TOOK PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND IN ESTONIA.

MORE THAN 700 PARTICIPANTS FROM SEVERAL COUNTRIES WERE GIVEN THIS CHALLENGE - TO VISIT AS MANY SAUNAS AS POSSIBLE.

THE RULES SAY EVERY MEMBER OF THE TEAM HAS TO SPEND AT LEAST THREE MINUTES INSIDE EACH SAUNA.

EXTRA POINTS ARE GIVEN IF MEMBERS DIP IN A HOT TUB OR JUMP INTO AN ICE HOLE. Return to index of stories...


ALBINO LION CUBS-VOTOPS


AND LOOK AT THIS - A BRAND NEW ADDITION TO A ZOO IN POLAND.

THREE NEWBORN WHITE LION CUBS WERE BORN OVER THE WEEKEND.

THEY'RE ALL SAID TO BE IN PERFECT HEALTH.

THE ZOO OWNER SAID THE MOTHER HAS BEEN TAKING GOOD CARE OF AND PROTECTING THEM.

THE OWNER SAID THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 100 SUCH LIONS IN THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2 - 2SHOT


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NEW AT NOON TEASE


NBC2 FOLLOWING THE BIG STORIES OF THE DAY.

SOME POLITICAL MOVEMENT TODAY - REPOSITIONING IF YOU WILL - WHEN IT COMES TO WHO WANTS TO FILL THE SEAT, VACATED BY FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

YOUR UPDATE, NEXT AT NOON.

STOCKS ARE FALLING AGAIN IN EARLY TRADING ON WALL STREET.

IT COMES ON A DAY OF CHANGE FOR OUR NATION'S CENTRAL BANK.

brand new INFORMATION IN THE SUDDEN DEATH - PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN.

THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION.

AND WE ARE ENJOYING WARMER TEMPERATURES - HOW LONG THEY WILL LAST, IN JIM'S FIRST ALERT FORECAST - NEXT AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


NOON TZC) ONE RING SCAM-VO


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NOON TZD) HOFFMAN-VO


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NOON TZE)-TBA


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CLOSE-2 - 2SHOT


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