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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TZ2 A) WALLENDA WALK IN GA-SOTVO
HEADLINE OPEN WALLENDA WALKS GEORGIA DOME-trxVO IN PLASMA
HL1) CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT-trxVOTOPS WALLENDA WALKS GEORGIA DOME-PKG
HL2) HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE-trxVOTOPS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HL3) DC SERIAL KILLER-trxVOTOPS TZ3 A OLY: SOCHI LOOK AHEAD-VOTOPS
cape fsa appeal-trxONCAM TZ3 B AOL 180 ON BABIES HEALTH-VOTOPS
CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-trxVOTOPS trxEAniBx NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-REM TS1)-TBA
CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-PKG(mini) TS2)-TBA
CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-REM TS3)-TBA
PILOT TRUCK STOP ROBBED-trx(2)SS OLY OPEN-CLIP
LEHIGH BURGLARY-VO OLY: SOCHI LOOK AHEAD-EAniBx TOPS VO RIGHT
WV SPILL HEARING-trxVO OLY: SOCHI LOOK AHEAD-PKG
HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-trxOC EAniBx MEDAL COUNT NBC2.COM-OC 5 CG
HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-CAM99 NEWSROOM MUSIC SHOOTING TRIAL-trxVO IN PLASMA
HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-VO MUSIC SHOOTING TRIAL-PKG
HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-SOT VO KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-OTS, SS, VO
HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-CAM99 NEWSROOM SULLIVAN RECOUNT-OTS, VO
MICHAEL SAM GAY-trxVOTOPS OC DISTRESSED BABIES COMMENT-VO
MICHAEL SAM GAY-PKG DISTRESSED BABIES COMMENT-SOT VO OC
MICHAEL SAM GAY-ONCAM NEWLYWED DIES IN BASE JUMP-VO
SOCHI SECURITY-VO NEWLYWED DIES IN BASE JUMP-SOT VO
SOCHI SECURITY-SOTVO UNCLE BEN'S INFUSED RICE-trxVO
FL FLOOD INSURANCE-OC VO NY COCKFIGHTING RING BUST-VOTOPS
CRIST IN FORT MYERS TODAY-OC VO AFGHAN BLAST-trxVOTOPS
CLYDSDALES IN FORT MYERS-OC VO BNR US S KOREA DRILLS-VOTOPS
ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-trxVOTOPS EAniBx CASTAWAY RETURNS HOME-VOTOPS
ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-REM DC SERIAL KILLER-trxONCAM
ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-VO DC SERIAL KILLER-PKG
ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-SOT TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-REM TZ4 A) SMART PUSHES FAN-SOTVO
I 75 CLOSURE-OC VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE SMART PUSHES FAN-trxVO IN PLASMA
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SMART PUSHES FAN-PKG
TZ1 A) MEAT RECALL-VOTOPS-TRX WEATHER-CLIP
TZ1 B) WALLENDA WALK GEORGIA-SOTTOPS VO WEATHER-WX WALL
WEATHER-STC HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
BEST WX VIDEO TODAY-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP DUMB STARBUCKS-WIPE VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
CHARLOTTE COUNTY STABBING-trxOC SS VO TZ5 A WRONG LANDING INVESTIGATION-VO
CHARLOTTE COUNTY STABBING-SOTVO OC HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
FL: DAYTONA HOUSE EXPLOSION FIRE-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
FL: DAYTONA HOUSE EXPLOSION FIRE-SOT VO CA WRONG WAY CRASH-VOTOPSWIPE
UT: BUILDING FIRE-VOTOPSWIPE AP INVESTIGATION: WRONG LANDING-VOTOPSWIPE
PA BUS ROLLOVER-VOTOPS ANOTHER ATLANTA STORM-VOTOPSWIPE
TX: PLANE CRASH-VOTOPSWIPE PROMOTER CALLS OFF ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VOTOPS
MASSIVE MEAT RECALL-trxVO PROMOTER CALLS OFF ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-SOTVO
TOYOTA STOPS AUSSIE SALES-VOTOPS TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK
WESTY DOG SHOW-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM AT PLASMA
TEASE TWO-1SHOT CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


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HEADLINE OPEN


RIGHT NOW AT ELEVEN - HIGHWAY TRAGEDY HITS HOME.

A CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOLER, KILLED IN A HEAD-ON CRASH IN TAMPA.

WE HAVE THE LATEST IN A LIVE REPORT.

PLUS - SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS OFFICIALLY GET MAJOR SUPPORT TODAY FROM THE U-S GOVERNMENT.

WE'LL HAVE THE BREAKING DETAILS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

AND.

AFTER THREE PEOPLE ARE MURDERED A COMMUNITY NEAR WASHINGTON IS ON EDGE.

RIGHT NOW AUTHORITIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A POSSIBLE SERIAL KILLER.

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


HL1) CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT-trxVOTOPS


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HL2) HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) DC SERIAL KILLER-trxVOTOPS


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cape fsa appeal-trxONCAM


BREAKING NEWS -

OPPONENTS APPEAL A CONTROVERSIAL CAPE CORAL TAX TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT.

ATTORNEY SCOTT MORRIS, FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER BILL DIELE, AND OTHERS CLAIM THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT'S "READY TO SERVE" METHOD IS ILLEGAL.

THE CITY WANTS TO CHARGE A FEE TO EVERY PROPERTY OWNER TO HELP PAY FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG PITCHED THE IDEA AS ONE WAY

- TO HELP CLOSE A 20-MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET GAP.

LEE COUNTY JUDGE KEITH KYLE RULED IN FAVOR OF THE CITY BACK IN DECEMBER. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-trxVOTOPS trxEAniBx


DEVELOPING AT 11,

nbc2 working TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED A DRIVER TO HEAD THE WRONG WAY DOWN A MAJOR TAMPA HIGHWAY, KILLING HIMSELF AND 4 COLLEGE STUDENTS.

THE VIDEO IS INCREDIBLE.

IT SHOWS A WHITE SUV FLYING DOWN THE WRONG SIDE OF I-275 IN TAMPA, MISSING CAR AFTER CAR UNTIL EVENTUALLY IT SLAMS HEAD ON INTO A CAR CARRYING FOUR YOUNG MEN.

ONE OF THOSE KILLED WAS A FORMER CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING STAR.

NBC 2'S SAM SWEENEY HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY ALL MORNING.

HE JOINS US LIVE FROM CYPRESS LAKE WITH THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-REM


HEATHER,

I JUST HEARD FROM THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL--- THEY TELL ME THE MEDICAL EXAMINER IS STILL TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE CHARRED REMAINS OF THE DRIVER WHO CAUSED THIS ACCIDENT.

HERE AT CYPRESS LAKE. STUDENTS AND FACULTY REMEMBER JIM ILIAS, AS A MODEL ATHLETE--- WHO HAD A PROMISING FUTURE. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-PKG(mini)


TAKE PKG

FLOWERS LAY OUTSIDE THE CONVENIENCE STORY OWNED BY JIM ILIAS'S FAMILY.

HIS PICTURE HANGS PROUDLY INSIDE THE WRESTLING ROOM AT CYPRESS LAKE.

THE FORMER ABERCROMBIE MODEL WAS ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING A PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT.

HIS LIFE---CUT SHORT AFTER THIS FIREY ACCIDENT--- CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A FORD EXPEDITION RACES IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON I275 EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

IT SLAMS THE CAR ILIAS AND HIS THREE FRATERNITY BROTHERS ARE RIDING IN---KILLING ALL OF THEM INSTANTLY.

TODAY HIS WRESTLING FAMILY REMEMBERS HIM.

Jack Delago, Cypress Lake Wrestling Club

18:23:05 literally till about 2pm i couldn't get out of bed. Cried as

if it were my own son. He meant a lot to all of us. 18:23:17 Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE STUDENT CRASH-REM


MORE THAN 35000 DOLLARS HAS BEEN RAISED SO FAR TO HELP THE VICTIMS FAMILIES.

A VIGIL IS SCHEDULED ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA LATER THIS WEEK.

LIVE AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


PILOT TRUCK STOP ROBBED-trx(2)SS


DEPUTIES ARE ON THE HUNT FOR A MAN WHO ROBBED A PILOT TRUCK STOP THIS MORNING IN LEE COUNTY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE NEW SURVEILLANCE PICTURES, JUST INTO NBC-2 NEWSROOM.

DEPUTIES SAY A MAN WENT INTO THE TRUCK STOP NEAR LUCKET ROAD AND I-75 JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WEARING A SKI MASK AND GLOVES, HE THREATENED THE CLERK WITH A HANDGUN, AND RAN AWAY WITH CASH.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BURGLARY-VO


ANOTHER CRIME ALERT THIS MORNING.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR SCREEN.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED YOUR HELP FINDING THIS MAN.

THEY SAY, HE BROKE INTO A HOME ALONG MEADOW ROAD IN LEHIGH ACRES.

HE TOOK OFF WITH WATCHES AND CLOTHES.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


WV SPILL HEARING-trxVO


OFFICIALS FROM WEST VIRGINIA AND A WATER COMPANY ARE SET TO ANSWER TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHEMICAL LEAK THAT LEFT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN THE STATE UNABLE TO USE WATER.

THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A HEARING IN CHARLESTON TO LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED, AND THE RESPONSE TO THE LEAK.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE C-D-C AND "FREEDOM INDUSTRIES," THE COMPANY WHOSE TANK LEAKED, WILL NOT BE THERE. Return to index of stories...


HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-trxOC EAniBx


ADVOCATES FOR GAY RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE HAILING IT AS A MAJOR VICTORY.

STARTING TODAY, SAME SEX COUPLES WILL BE GET EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER FEDERAL LAW IN ALL FIFTY STATES

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN OUR NEWSROOM TO BREAK DOWN WHAT THIS ACTUALLY MEANS. Return to index of stories...


HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-CAM99 NEWSROOM


13

CHAD --

THIS MOVE MAY NOT BE LEGALIZING SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN ALL FIFTY STATES -- BUT IT IS GIVING GAY COUPLES THE SAME FEDERAL LEGAL RIGHTS THAT STRAIGHT COUPLES HAVE.

THAT'S EVERYTHING FROM TESTIFYING IN COURT TO BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS. Return to index of stories...


HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-VO


WE ARE HEARING THIS MORNING THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WILL SEND OUT A MEMO TO ALL DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STAFF LATER TODAY.FORMALLY NOTIFYING HIM ABOUT THE DECISION.

HOLDER MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE A GALA SATURDAY NIGHT IN NEW YORK FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN.A GAY RIGHTS GROUP.

HOLDER SAID HE WANTS TO RECOGNIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGES TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER THE LAW.

THIS REVISION WILL INCLUDE THE 34 STATES WERE GAY MARRIAGE ISN'T LEGAL.

BUT THIS WILL ONLY APPLY WHERE THE U-S GOVERNMENT HAS JURISDICTION.

LET'S GO AHEAD AND TAKE A LISTEN TO PART OF HOLDER'S SPEECH Return to index of stories...


HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-SOT VO


"Just as was true during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the stakes involved in this generation's struggle for LGBT equality could not be higher."

SO WHAT DOES THIS IMPACT?

TO BE BLUNT -- A LOT OF THINGS!

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PRISION VISITATIONS.BANKRUPTCY CASES.GETTING SURVIVOR BENEFITS FOR POLICE OFFICERS OR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED ON THE JOB.AND A LOT MORE. Return to index of stories...


HOLDER GAY MARRIAGE MEMO-CAM99 NEWSROOM


AS I SAID. I'VE REACHED OUT TO ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER'S OFFICE.

I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHEN EXACTLY HE PLANS TO SEND OUT THAT MEMO AND ENACT THESE NEW CHANGES.

COUNT ON US TO TRACK THIS STORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

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


MICHAEL SAM GAY-trxVOTOPS OC


A STAR COLLEGE ATHLETE IS ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING THE FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER IN THE N-F-L.

MICHAEL SAM IS AN ALL-AMERICAN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN FOR THE MISSOURI TIGERS.

HE'S EXPECTED TO BE DRAFTED IN MAY.

TAHMAN BRADLEY REPORTS ON THE REACTION HE'S GETTING FROM HIS RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SAM GAY-PKG


PKG SCRIPT:

NATS - Sam football game

This 24-year-old 6 feet 2, 260 pound college football star is set to make

history.

Michael Sam is expected to become the NFL's first openly gay player.

The Defense End talked about his sexuality with ESPN's Outside the Lines.

ESPN Intv

Michael Sam: I CAME TO TELL THE WORLD THAT I'M AN OPENLY, PROUD GAY MAN.

Reporter: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO SAY THOSE WORDS TO THE WORLD?

Sam: IT'S A LOAD OFF MY CHEST.

Sam's decision to come out is bold.

He's expected to be chosen in the early rounds of the NFL draft this May.

entering a league with an extremely macho culture and history of homophobic

controversies.

Analysts say the team that drafts Sam will face unusual challenges.

SOT Herm Edwards, Former NFL Head Coach, ESPN NFL Analyst

"HE'S BRINGING BAGGAGE INTO YOUR LOCKER ROOM. SO WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT

MICHAEL SAM, ALL OF SUDDEN, CAN THE PLAYERS HANDLE THE MEDIA ATTENTION THAT

THEY'RE GOING TO GET?"

Current and former NFL players applauded Sam's courage.

Hall of Famer Deion Sanders tweeting:

"Michael Sam isn't the 1st gay player in the NFL although he is the 1st 2

come out. Let's show him love like a family member. Truth"

And from Carolina Panthers runningback DeAngelo Williams:

"I could care less about a man's sexual preference! I care about winning

games and being respectful in the locker room!"

Last August, Sam came out to his University of Missouri teammates, who Sam

says responded by rallying around him.

SOT Michael Sam

"IF I WORK HARD, IF I MAKE PLAYS, THAT'S ALL THAT SHOULD MATTER. CAN HE HELP

US WIN GAMES? / IS HE A TEAM PLAYER? THAT'S ALL THAT SHOULD MATTER." Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SAM GAY-ONCAM


TAHMAN BRADLEY REPORTING

SOME NFL INSIDERS THINK SAM'S ANNOUNCEMENT WAS A BAD IDEA.

ONE PERSON TOLD SPORTS ILLUSTRATED HIS SEXUALITY WILL BE A BIG DISTRACTION.

ANOTHER SAID FOOTBALL IS NOT READY FOR AN OPENLY GAY PLAYER. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-VO


SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE OLYMPICS ARE FOCUSED ON WHAT COULD HAPPEN OUTSIDE OF THE GAMES - AND -

WHETHER RUSSIAN SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE BEING FORTHCOMING WITH ANY NEW POTENTIAL THREATS.

RIGHT NOW, THE U-S IS GIVING RUSSIA GOOD MARKS FOR ITS LAYERED SECURITY DETAIL AT THE GAMES.

BEHIND THE SCENES, OFFICIALS SAY ANY LEADS ON TERROR SUSPECTS ARE DEALT WITH AGGRESSIVELY.

BUT LAWMAKERS SAY COOPERATION BETWEEN THE U-S AND RUSSIA COULD BE BETTER. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI SECURITY-SOTVO


"There's still a certain amount of pride, I believe, that they feel they can handle a lot of this on their own." BUTTED TO "They don't want to share that. But it means that we're less effective in protecting of our people. And that's a frustration."

SO- CALLED SOFT TARGETS - OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL VENUES - ARE STILL THE BIGGEST CONCERN.

SOME FEAR RUSSIA HAS PUT MORE EMPHASIS ON SECURING THE GAMES. AND LESS ON HOW DO DEAL WITH A CRISIS IF THERE IS AN ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


FL FLOOD INSURANCE-OC VO


HAPPENING THIS WEEK --

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEADERS ARE HEADED TO WASHINGTON.

THEY'RE LOOKING TO DELAY FLOOD INSURANCE RATES FROM GOING UP.

TOMORROW COMMISSIONER LARRY KIKER ALONG WITH MAYORS FROM FORT MYERS BEACH, BONITA SPRINGS, CAPE CORAL AND SANIBEL WILL BE THERE.

RATE INCREASES ARE DUE TO HIT IN OCTOBER.

THE SENATE VOTED TO PUSH THE DEADLINE BACK.

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS DENIED THE DELAY.

CURRENT POLICY HOLDERS WONT HAVE TO PAY THE UPCHARGES FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CRIST IN FORT MYERS TODAY-OC VO


FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST WILL BE IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

THE VISIT IS PART OF A TOUR PROMOTING HIS NEW BOOK -- TITLED, "THE PARTY'S OVER."

CRIST WILL BE AT THE BOOKS-A-MILLION STORE IN FORT MYERS.

THE EVENT STARTS AT 7-TONIGHT

LATE LAST YEAR, CRIST ANNOUNCED HIS CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR. Return to index of stories...


CLYDSDALES IN FORT MYERS-OC VO BNR


THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES ARE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS WEEK.

FROM 2-4 THIS AFTERNOON THE'LL BE DOWN ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

THE ICONIC CLYDESDALES WILL BE IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE CORNER OF SAN CARLOS BLVD AND FIRST STREET.

LATER, THEY'LL WALK THE SQUARE ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

FOR A SCHEDULE OF WHERE THEY WILL BE THIS WEEK, EVERY DAY, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-trxVOTOPS EAniBx


HAVE YOU SEEN THESE IN FORT MYERS?

THEY'RE CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRIC CARS.

RIGHT NOW -- THERE ARE THREE OF THEM DOWNTOWN, OWNED BY THE COUNTY.

THE COUNTY PAID 19-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET THEM INSTALLED --

SO WE WANTED TO KNOW -- IS IT PAYING OFF?

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS --

CLIFTON -- YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO THE COUNTY -- DIGGING THROUGH NUMBERS -- WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND? Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-REM


THERE PRETTY EASY TO USE -- JUST SWIPE YOUR CARD -- AND START CHARGING.

60 CENTS FOR AN HOUR -- 10 CENTS EVERY HOUR AFTER THAT. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-VO


VO:

BUT IT TURNS OUT -- THESE MACHINES ONLY MADE ABOUT 450-DOLLARS LAST YEAR --

THE GOOD NEWS -- THAT'S UP FROM JUST 50 DOLLARS IN 2012.

COUNTY OFFICIALS TELL ME -- THESE MACHINES WERE NEVER INTENDED TO MAKE MONEY --

LIKE GOVERNMENT DOES FROM TIME TO TIME -- THEY'RE LEADING THE WAY ON PROVIDING A SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-SOT


SOT:

Tessale Sage

Sustainability Programs Manager, Lee County

"We don't have major plans to install a bunch of new charging stations, but we definitely wanted to provide the option and have our own data about the use so we can make good decisions going forward." Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CARS FORT MYERS-REM


THE THREE STATIONS WERE USED 217 TIMES LAST YEAR --

THE COUNTY EXPECTS THAT NUMBER TO INCREASE AS MORE ELECTRIC CARS ENTER THE MARKET.

THEY ALSO EXPECT PRIVATE BUSINESSES TO START INSTALLING THEIR OWN.

LIVE IN DOWTOWN FORT MYERS, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


I 75 CLOSURE-OC VO


A HEAD'S UP FOR DRIVERS --

OVERNIGHT TONIGHT CREWS WILL ONCE AGAIN SHUT DOWN THE NORTH BOUND LANES ON I-75.

THIS WILL BE HAPPENING BETWEEN ALICO ROAD AND DANIELS PARKWAY.

IT STARTS AT 11 - AND GOES THROUGH FIVE TOMORROW MORNING.

RIGHT NOW - CREWS ARE WORKING TO FINISH CONNECTING I-75 TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


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

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS ___________. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


NEW DETAILS ARE COMING OUT ABOUT A MASSIVE BEEF RECALL.

NEARLY 9 MILLION POUNDS HAVE BEEN RECALLED AND SOME OF IT MAY BE IN YOUR LOCAL MARKET.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY.

PLUS THIS--

I love what I do I have passion for it.

NIK WALENDA LIVES HIS LIFE ON A WIRE-- AND HIS LATEST STUNT DID NOT DISAPPOINT SPECTATORS.

BUT IT DID COME WITH SOME CHALLENGES.

HOW HE OVER CAME THEM -- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MEAT RECALL-VOTOPS-TRX


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TZ1 B) WALLENDA WALK GEORGIA-SOTTOPS VO


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WEATHER-STC


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


BEST WX VIDEO TODAY-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

RIGHT NOW - THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION IS GETTING A GOOD BLANKET OF SNOW.

BY THE END OF THE DAY, THE DENVER AREA COULD SEE SEVEN INCHES OF SNOW AND EVEN MORE IN THE MOUNTAINS.

AUTHORITIES ARE URGING PEOPLE TO STAY OFF MOUNTAIN ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. 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 nice stretch of weather"

After a few cloudy days, the sunshine finally returned yesterday afternoon as a weak cold front swept through the area. As a result, we'll see a couple of cool mornings followed by warm afternoons as we get the week started. By mid week, we'll be tracking another weather system that will bring another shot of rain to Southwest Florida.

After a cool start, sunshine will fill our skies as we head into the late morning hours and temperatures will gradually climb into the middle 70s by noon. Daytime highs will return to the upper 70s to lower 80s this afternoon, but it will feel quite nice outside as humidity levels will stay on the lower end.

Mostly clear skies will continue through the evening setting the stage for another cool night. Temperatures will settle into the upper 50s to 60° by morning with light winds across the region.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather pattern through Tuesday keeping us mostly to partly sunny. A warming trend will continue as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 80s, while overnight lows warm back into the 60s. By Wednesday, we'll be tracking another storm system to our west that will aim more moisture toward the west coast of Florida. Expect a few showers deep inland Wednesday afternoon, with scattered showers developing during the evening and into early Thursday morning. Once this front passes through the peninsula, a much cooler and drier airmass will settle across the state. Highs will manage to reach the lower to middle 70s, while some forecast models are hinting at lows near 50° by Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY STABBING-trxOC SS VO


TWO WOMEN ARE RECOVERING AFTER A STABBING AT A POPULAR CHARLOTTE COUNTY PARK OVER THE WEEKEND.

ONE OF THOSE WOMEN IS IN JAIL.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 19-YEAR-OLD JESSICA HESS.

THEY SAY SHE STABBED A WOMAN SEVERAL TIMES.

IT HAPPENED AT THE REDNECK YACHT CLUB, IN PUNTA GORDA.

WITNESSES TELL NBC-2 -- SATURDAY NIGHT THEY SAW HESS AND ANOTHER WOMAN FIGHTING.

THAT'S WHEN DEPUTIES SAY HESS STABBED HER. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY STABBING-SOTVO OC


CJ Townsend, Lakeland FL

:00:09 We didnt know until the cops showed up.

Sammy Scalera, West Palm Beach

:53:08 They blocked it off with a bunch of barrels and cops were there really fast for where we were at.

:04

HESS WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME A PERSON HAS NEEDED TO BE AIRLIFTED.

ACCORDING TO AN N-B-C-2 INVESTIGATION FOURTEEN PEOPLE WERE MED-FLIGHTED FROM THE PARK WITH INJURIES FROM 2-THOUSAND NINE TO TWENTY-TWELVE. Return to index of stories...


FL: DAYTONA HOUSE EXPLOSION FIRE-VOTOPS


IN DAYTONA BEACH, THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT OF A HOME AFTER AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE THIS WEEKEND.

NEIGHBORS REPORTED HEARING A BLAST AND THE FLAMES QUICKLY SPREAD.

THERE WAS AMMUNITION STORED IN THE HOME, WHICH ALSO IGNITED. Return to index of stories...


FL: DAYTONA HOUSE EXPLOSION FIRE-SOT VO


"That's what woke me up, is it sounded like a gunfight. I mean, pow, pow, pow, pow-pow. You know, just steadily going off."

FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS INSIDE AT THE TIME.

STATE FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO A CAUSE. Return to index of stories...


UT: BUILDING FIRE-VOTOPSWIPE


A FOUR-ALARM FIRE DESTROYS AN APARTMENT BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN SALT LAKE CITY.

NEARBY HOMES AND A GROCERY STORE HAD TO BE EVACUATED BECAUSE OF FEARS OF FALLING EMBERS LANDING ON ROOFTOPS.

THE BUILDING WOULD HAVE HOUSED SIXTY CONDOS.

DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT ONE-POINT-ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


PA BUS ROLLOVER-VOTOPS


IN PENNSYLVANIA, SNOWY CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO BLAME FOR SUNDAY'S TOUR BUS CRASH.

THE BUS WAS HEADING FROM ALTOONA TO A CASINO IN MARYLAND WHEN THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL.

OF THE 35 PEOPLE ON THE BUS, 29 OF THEM WERE HURT -- BUT THEY'RE ALL EXPECTED TO RECOVER.

THE SNOWY CONDITIONS CAUSED SOME DIFFICULTY FOR FIRST RESPONDERS TOO.

THE SCENE WAS CLEAR IN A FEW HOURS. Return to index of stories...


TX: PLANE CRASH-VOTOPSWIPE


TODAY INVESTIGATORS IN TEXAS HOPE TO PINPOINT HOW A SMALL PLANE SUDDENLY WENT DOWN.

TWO MEN NOW HAVE A SURVIVAL STORY.

THIS IS WHAT THE SCENE LOOKED LIKE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

THE PILOT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A WOODED AREA AFTER THE AIRCRAFT LOST POWER.

HE SUFFERED A HEAD INJURY.

THE PASSENGER WASN'T HURT. Return to index of stories...


MASSIVE MEAT RECALL-trxVO


AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

NEARLY 9-MILLION POUNDS OF BEEF AND VEAL FROM A CALIFORNIA COMPANY, ARE BEING RECALLED.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS REPORT - THE RANCHO FEEDING MEAT CAME FROM DISEASED ANIMALS, THAT HAD NOT BEEN PROPERLY INSPECTED.

THE MEAT WAS SHIPPED TO DISTRIBUTION CENTERS, AND RETAILERS HERE IN FLORIDA, AS WELL AS CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS AND TEXAS.

WE FOUND OUT -- THE MEAT WAS SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 20-13 -- AND JANUARY 20-14.

NO ILLNESSES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


TOYOTA STOPS AUSSIE SALES-VOTOPS


THE WORLD'S TOP AUTO-MAKER WILL STOP MAKING CARS IN AUSTRALIA.

TOYOTA EXECUTIVES SAY PRODUCTIONS WILL STOP AT THE END OF 20-17.

THE MOVE IS BASED ON THE HIGH COST OF MANUFACTURING AND INCREASED COMPETITION.

TOYOTA HAS BEEN MANUFACTURING CARS DOWN UNDER FOR FIFTY YEARS. Return to index of stories...


WESTY DOG SHOW-VOTOPS


THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB'S 138TH ANNUAL DOG SHOW GETS UNDERWAY IN MANHATTAN TODAY.

THIS YEAR, THE ELITE DOG SHOW WELCOMES THREE NEW BREEDS TO THE COMPETITION.

ALSO, FOR THE FIRST TIME THE KENNEL CLUB HELD ITS FIRST AGILITY COMPETITION TODAY - AHEAD OF TONIGHT'S OPENING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


A WELL- KNOWN DARE DEVIL TAKES OVER THE GEORGIA DOME.

NATS OF PEOPLE CHEER.

NIK WALENDA FILLED THE CROWD WITH SUSPENSE--

NBC-2 GETS THE INSIDE SCOOP ON HOW HE PULLED IT OFF. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) WALLENDA WALK IN GA-SOTVO


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WALLENDA WALKS GEORGIA DOME-trxVO IN PLASMA


DAREDEVIL NIK WALLENDA'S LATEST STUNT TOOK HIM TO ATLANTA.

WE'VE SEEN HIM OVER THE GRAND CANYON, IN FORT MYERS.

AND OVER THE WEEKEND, HE MADE A DARING TREK ABOVE CROWDS IN THE GEORGIA DOME.

CHRISTI PAUL REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

HIGH ABOVE THE INDOOR FIELD AT THE GEORGIA DOME, WIRE WALKER NIK WALLENDA DAZZLED THE CROWD BELOW.

I love what I do I have passion for it. My great grandfather said it best life is on the wire everything else is just waiting. So when im on that wire that's life.

IT'S A LIFE THAT'S LED HIM TO FEATS IN FAR MORE DRAMATIC SETTINGS.

You don't expect it to be this windy. but right on the water here, you know it makes it that much worse.

FROM WALKING 180-FEET ABOVE A SARASOTA, FLORIDA HIGHWAY.

TO CROSSING NIAGARA FALLS.

AND HIS 15-HUNDRED FOOT STROLL ABOVE THE GRAND CANYON, NICK WALLENDA HAS TRAVERSED SOME TRICKY TERRAIN.

What's up atlanta!

.BUT WALLENDA SAYS EVERY WALK HAS ITS UNIQUE SET OF CHALLENGES. INCLUDING THOSE INDOORS.

Because there's a lot of curtains in the way, there's a lot of trussing and lighting that's in the way so we have to angle them at funky angles so the wire moves a little bit more and you really don't know what to expect until you get out there.

HIS WALK WAS PART OF THE WINTER JAM - A CHRISTIAN CONCERT SERIES.

AND ONE SPECTATOR WAS PRAYING FOR A SAFE FINISH.

Oh my gosh you are going to die you are going to die! And he finally made it out and I was just like "yay!".

NATS PEOPLE CHEER.SHOW FIST PUMPING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


SEVERAL U-S ATHLETES WON GOLD OVER THE WEEKEND.

AND IN THE DAY AHEAD, SKATERS WILL GRAB THE OLYMPIC SPOTLIGHT.

WE TAKE YOU THROUGH THEIR PREPARATIONS.

PLUS - A-O-L ON THE DEFENSIVE, AFTER THE C-E-O MAKES CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS.

WHAT HE SAID - THAT'S CAUSING SO MUCH BACKLASH. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A OLY: SOCHI LOOK AHEAD-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B AOL 180 ON BABIES HEALTH-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1)-TBA


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TS2)-TBA


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TS3)-TBA


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OLY OPEN-CLIP


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OLY: SOCHI LOOK AHEAD-EAniBx TOPS VO RIGHT


GOOD MORNING I'M CHAD OLIVER.

DEVELOPING AT ELEVEN. AFTER A WEEKEND OF STRIKING GOLD -- SLOPE-STYLE. TEAM USA HEADS BACK TO THE HILLS.

IT'S ALSO EXPECTED TO BE A FAST DAY FOR U-S SKATERS.

NBC'S DAVE WAGNER HAS THE LATEST FROM SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


OLY: SOCHI LOOK AHEAD-PKG


SHE'S WON MORE MEDALS THAN ANY OTHER AMERICAN WOMAN IN THE ALPINE COMPETITION. AND TODAY -

JULIA MANCUSO HOPES TO ADD TO THAT TOTAL DURING HER SUPER COMBINED RUN ON THE MOUNTAIN.

WHILE A STRONG MEN'S MOGUL TEAM. LOOKS TO KEEP ITS STREAK ALIVE. THE U-S TEAM HAS WON A MEDAL IN EVERY OLYMPIC COMPETITION SINCE 19-98.

"We are really excited. These are really good courses and we want to come out and give our best when we compete."

ON THE ICE. TWO-TIME BRONZE MEDALIST J-R CELSKI BEGINS HIS RACE FOR MULTIPLE-MEDALS IN SOCHI ON THE SHORT TRACK IN THE 15-HUNDRED.

"I am feeling good. We prepared all year for this. We had trials about a month ago, so we have been ramping up and ramping up all season for this moment."

AND ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN THE WINTER GAMES - CURLING! SLIDES INTO THE SPOTLIGHT TODAY.

"There's a really good chance that they're going to make the playoffs and if they make the playoffs it's just win one game for a medal and two games for the gold."

A STONE'S THROW. OR SLIDE. AWAY FROM OLYMPIC HISTORY.

DAVE WAGNER. NBC NEWS. SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL COUNT NBC2.COM-OC 5 CG


HERE'S A HEADS UP EVERYONE - WE'RE ABOUT TO SHOW YOU THE MEDAL COUNT.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM, SIMPLY LOOK AWAY FOR THE SCREEN.

YOU CAN LOOK AGAIN WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS.

READY.HERE WE GO. Return to index of stories...


MUSIC SHOOTING TRIAL-trxVO IN PLASMA


DRAMATIC TESTIMONY IN THE JACKSONVILLE MURDER TRIAL - A CASE THAT ALL STARTED WITH A FIGHT OVER LOUD MUSIC.

MICHAEL DUNN IS CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AN UNARMED TEEN.

DUNN'S FIANCE HAS TAKEN THE WITNESS STAND - FOR THE PROSECUTION - RYAN OWENS HAS THE LATEST Return to index of stories...


MUSIC SHOOTING TRIAL-PKG


SCRIPT:

Sot Dunn's Fiance

Attorney: "What did the defendant say?"

Fianc: I hate that thug music."

They are the last words she says she heard her fianc Michael Dunn say. The

night he opened fire on a SUV full of teenagers--killing one of them--

allegedly over loud rap music.

Quick pop of her crying

Rhonda Rouer---crying and shaking uncontrollably on the stand--told jurors

she got out of dunn's car and walked into this Jacksonville, Florida gas

station--that's her at the counter on surveillance video--when she heard the

gunshots.

NATS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

14:18:36 gun shots

14:18:49 omg somebody is shooting-somebody is shooting another car! That guy

right there ! Call 911

SOT Fianc

23:36:31 slug: pathfre dunn trial or gma

Rouer: "I heard pop, pop, pop."

Rouer says she ran outside and Dunn told her to get back in the car.

SOT Fianc

Attny: did you see a firearm at that time?

Rouer: Yes Michael was putting it back in the glove box.

She told the jury software developer Michael Dunn had three or four

cocktails at his sons wedding before they stopped at that store for a bottle

of wine that November night in 2012.

Prosecutors say he fired 10 times--murdering 17 year old Jordan Davis.

SOT MOTHER

Lucy McBath. Victims Mother. It's like vigilantism / it's not just about

Jordan.

What's also outraged the victims family---- After the shooting, Dunn and

his fiance simply went back to their hotel room for drinks and ordered pizza

. Rouer testified it was her idea to head back to their home in south

Florida--without telling a soul what happened-- after seeing the reports of

the teenager's death on the news.

SOT Fianc

ATTY: why did you decide you all should go home?

Rouer: cause i thought I was gonna get arrested to.

Dunn has pleaded not guilty, maintaining it was self- defense under Florida'

s controversial "stand your ground" law. Even though no weapons were found

in the teens car. Here's what Dunn told investigations this after he was

arrested.

SOT Michael Dunn Interrogation tape.

"It was either a barrel or a stick, and they're like, we're going to kill

you." Return to index of stories...


KORFF IN NJ COURT NEXT WEEK-OTS, SS, VO


LOOKING AHEAD. A 19-YEAR OLD ACCUSED OF SELLING A DEADLY POISON ON THE BLACK MARKET GOES TO COURT THIS WEEK.

LAST MONTH 19 YEAR OLD JESSE KORFF WAS ARRESTED FOR MAKING AND SELLING AY-BRIN.

IT'S A NATURAL POISON FOUND IN PLANTS.

AUTHORITIES FOUND THE SET-UP IN A WOODED AREA NEAR MUSE.

IT'S JUST NORTH OF LABELLE.

THE F-B-I SAYS IN ADDITION TO THE POISON -- THEY FOUND A PIPE BOMB, RICIN, METH LAB AND GUNS.

KORFF COULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


SULLIVAN RECOUNT-OTS, VO


RIGHT NOW WE ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO WHEN THE FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR WILL TAKE HIS RECOUNT CASE TO COURT.

JOHN SULLIVAN AND HIS SUPPORTERS REVIEWED THOUSANDS BALLOTS.

AFTERWARD, THEY CONSIDERED DROPPING THEIR LAWSUIT AGAINST MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI AND THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS - BUT TOLD NBC2 THEY ARE STILL MOVING FORWARD.

SULLIVAN IS SUING FOR A RECOUNT CLAIMING LAST NOVEMBER'S ELECTION WAS RIGGED.

THE TRIAL STARTS WEDNESDAY. Return to index of stories...


DISTRESSED BABIES COMMENT-VO


ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST MEDIA COMPANIES PULLS A PUBLIC 1-80 AFTER THE C-E-O MADE CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS ABOUT HEALTHCARE.

A-O-L'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE IS REVERSING THE COMPANY'S 4-0-1-K CHANGES.

HE'S BEEN ON THE RECEIVING END OF A LOT OF HEAT.

ORIGINALLY TIM ARSTRONG BLAMED THE NEW HEALTH-CARE LAW AND MEDICAL EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH TWO "DISTRESSED BABIES." Return to index of stories...


DISTRESSED BABIES COMMENT-SOT VO OC


SOT: "It was sort of impossible to think he was talking about my daughter. It just seemed so completely dehumanizing. distressed babies cost so much money. to me it did sound like we were greedy consumers of healthcare benefits. gobbled up more than our share of the pie."

IN AN EMAIL TO EMPLOYEES, A-O-L'S CEO APOLOGIZED FOR HIS CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS.

THE CHANGES WOULD HAVE TURNED A-O-L'S MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS INTO AN ANNUAL LUMP SUM, RATHER THAN EVERY PAYCHECK. Return to index of stories...


NEWLYWED DIES IN BASE JUMP-VO


A NEW BRIDE IS DEAD AFTER A CLIFF-JUMPING ACCIDENT IN UTAH.

AND ALL HER HUSBAND OF JUST TWO WEEKS COULD DO WAS LOOK ON, HELPLESSLY.

IT HAPPENED SATURDAY AT ZION NATIONAL PARK IN UTAH.

THE 28-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AND HER HUSBAND WERE "BASE" JUMPING FROM ONE OF THE LARGER CLIFFS.

THE OBJECT IS TO PARACHUTE DOWN AFTER A BRIEF FREE-FALL - HOWEVER, HER PARACHUTE FAILED.

SHE WAS REPORTEDLY EXPERIENCED - HOWEVER, BASE-JUMPING IS ILLEGAL IN THE PARK. Return to index of stories...


NEWLYWED DIES IN BASE JUMP-SOT VO


--SOT--

"She basically fell almost 1,500 feet. First fatality of BASE jumping at all at Zion National Park, and our first fatality for the 2014 year."

THE HUSBAND JUMPED AFTER HER, BUT COULDN'T REACH HER.

HE HIKED OUT OF THE PARK AND CALLED FOR HELP. Return to index of stories...


UNCLE BEN'S INFUSED RICE-trxVO


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

UNCLE BEN'S IS RECALLING WHOLE-SALE BAGS OF RICE BECAUSE OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

THE RECALL DOESN'T INVOLVE UNCLE BEN'S BRAND PRODUCTS SOLD AT SUPERMARKETS.

LAST WEEK, PEOPLE AT HOUSTON SCHOOLS DEVELOPED MILD FLUSHING AND RASHES AFTER EATING THE RICE.

THE AFFECTED PRODUCTS, KNOWN AS UNCLE BEN'S INFUSED RICE, ARE SOLD IN 5 POUND AND 25 POUND BAGS. Return to index of stories...


NY COCKFIGHTING RING BUST-VOTOPS


AUTHORITIES ARE CALLING IT THE LARGEST COCKFIGHTING BUST IN NEW YORK STATE HISTORY.

THREE-THOUSAND BIRDS WERE SEIZED THIS WEEKEND AND 70 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN A STING CALLED "OPERATION ANGRY BIRDS."

ONE FIGHT WAS BUSTED WHICH LED TO A PET SHOP, AND A FARM UPSTATE, THAT SUPPLIED THE BIRDS.

THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE IS FOUR YEARS IN JAIL AND A FINE OF 25-THOUSAND-DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


AFGHAN BLAST-trxVOTOPS


DEVELOPING OVERSEAS.

TWO NATO CONTRACTORS DIED THIS MORNING IN A SUICIDE ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN.

AN EXPLOSION TARGETED A MILITARY CONVOY IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE CAPITAL, KABUL.

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE TALIBAN-AFFILIATED MILITANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTACK. Return to index of stories...


US S KOREA DRILLS-VOTOPS


U-S AND SOUTH KOREAN FORCES WILL BEGIN COMBAT DRILLS LATER THIS MONTH.

THE FIRST ROUND WILL INVOLVE 52-HUNDRED AMERICAN FORCES, THE SECOND 75-HUNDRED AMERICAN FORCES.

IN THE PAST, NORTH KOREA WARNED THE SOUTH TO DROP ITS ANNUAL EXERCISES WITH THE U-S.

U-S OFFICIALS INSIST THE DRILLS WILL GO FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


CASTAWAY RETURNS HOME-VOTOPS


A CASTAWAY FROM EL SALVADOR IS NOW ON HIS WAY HOME.

HE SURVIVED AT LEAST 13 MONTHS AT SEA.

JOSE ALVARENGA WAS FOUND ON THE MARSHALL ISLANDS AFTER MAKING HIS WAY ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

ALVARENGA THANKED THE ISLAND'S PRESIDENT AND THE ISLANDS' PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

HE THEN BOARDED A PLANE FOR HAWAII.

FROM THERE, HE'LL TRAVEL HOME TO EL SALVADOR. Return to index of stories...


DC SERIAL KILLER-trxONCAM


PEOPLE IN A WEALTHY WASHINGTON DC SUBURB ARE ON EDGE TODAY - WHERE A SERIAL KILLER COULD BE ON THE LOOSE.

POLICE HAVE RELEASED A COMPOSITE SKETCH OF THE SUSPECT AND THE F-B-I HAS NOW JOINED THE INTENSE MANHUNT.

DAVID KERLEY HAS THE VERY LATEST FROM ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. Return to index of stories...


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SCRIPT:

THIS MORNING AS NEIGHBORS HEAD TO WORK. THE MANHUNT IS ON FOR THIS

suspect. AS POLICE HOPE.TO SOLVE NOT JUST ONE. BUT maybe THREE MURDERS

.

THE KNOCK ON THIS DOOR CAME JUST BEFORE LUNCHTIME.LAST WEEK.

LONGTIME NEIGHBORHOOD PIANO TEACHER RUTHANN LODATO.AND A CAREGIVER.

OPENED THE DOOR.

BOTH WERE SHOT. THE 59 YEAR OLD TEACHER DIED.THE OTHER WOMAN'S WOUNDS

NOT LIFE THREATENTING.

SOT:

Daniel Bender

It touches us all whether you knew her directly or not. It ripples out.

SOT:

Ellen Epstein

I happen to think that it's not a random act

THAT'S RIGHT. IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE RESIDENTS.WERE THINKING ABOUT

OTHER CASES.

BACK IN NOVEMBER. A LOCAL TRANSPORTATION OFFICIAL. ALSO GUNNED DOWN

IN HIS HOME. NO FORCIBLE ENTRY.

AND THAT OTHER CASE.WAY BACK. 10 YEARS AGO. A REAL ESTATE AGENT.

THE WIFE OF THE SHERIFF ALSO GUNNED DOWN.

AND LOOK AT THIS. ALL VICTIMS INVOLVED IN THEIR COMMUINITY. ALL THREE

KLLINGS. WITHIN TWO MILES OF EACH OTHER.

POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR CONNECTIONS. SAYING "There are obvious links

that are similar."

SO. COULD THIS BE A SERIAL KILLER?

SOT:

Brad Garrett/

if this is one person /they can go dormant for a while before they

reactivate * so is it conceivable that the same guy did all three of these

and the answer is yes

FOR A TIGHT KNIT COMMUNITY. WORRY THIS MORNING. AND EVEN THE MAYOR

SAYS THAT'S APPROPRIATE.

SOT:

Mayor William D. Euille

00:02:22:06 -- residents have a right to be concerned.

SO WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

POLICE TELL US THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE OF RESIDENTS CALLING LOCKSMITHS.

HOPING TO GET PEEP HOLES INSTALLED IN THEIR DOORS.

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TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


HERE'S A STORY GETTING A LOT OF BUZZ TODAY.

TEMPERS FLY COURTSIDE.

AS AN ALL-AMERICAN PLAYER PUSHES A FAN.

nats - announcer - that's disgusting behavior, disgusting

NOW MARCUS SMART AND WITNESSES WHO HEARD WHAT WAS SAID, CLAIM THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY.

WE HEAR FROM ALL SIDES AND BREAK DOWN THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) SMART PUSHES FAN-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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SMART PUSHES FAN-trxVO IN PLASMA


NEW DETAILS TODAY ON THE COLLEGE BASKETBALL STAR SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES FOR PUSHING A

FAN.

THE CONFRONTATION IS RAISING NEW QUESTIONS OF FAN BEHAVIOR AND PLAYER REACTION.

MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


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SCRIPT:

it was a foul.that happened *off* the court.

nats

.oklahoma state's all-american guard marcus smart shoving a fan with two

hands after a brief argument in the final seconds of saturday's game against

texas tech.

sunday, the big 12 suspending smart for three games

sot - smart

18;00;29;13 THIS IS NOT ME. I REALLY AM SORRY I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY

FOR THE CONSEQUENCES THAT COME WITH IT

big 12 officials say smart engaged in quote "inappropriate conduct with a

spectator".

nats - announcer - that's disgusting behavior, disgusting

17;59;37;20 I LET MY EMOTIOHNS GET THE BEST OF ME I JUST CANT LET THAT

HAPPEN AGAIN

.but some claim the man he pushed behaved inappropriately as well.

texas tech grad jeff orr has been hailed by the university as a red raiders

"fan extraordinaire".traveling to 31 states over the years to see the team

play.

but he's also known for taunting players, as seen in this 2010 game against

texas a & m. as for this weekend's dust-upsmart claims he pushed orr after

hearing him use use a racial slur

in a statement, orr admits calling smart quote "a piece of crap", but says

quote "i did not use a racial slur of any kind".

now, it's not just smart who will be sitting out. superfan orr has agreed

not to attend any texas tech games for the rest of the season.

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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 nice stretch of weather"

After a few cloudy days, the sunshine finally returned yesterday afternoon as a weak cold front swept through the area. As a result, we'll see a couple of cool mornings followed by warm afternoons as we get the week started. By mid week, we'll be tracking another weather system that will bring another shot of rain to Southwest Florida.

After a cool start, sunshine will fill our skies as we head into the late morning hours and temperatures will gradually climb into the middle 70s by noon. Daytime highs will return to the upper 70s to lower 80s this afternoon, but it will feel quite nice outside as humidity levels will stay on the lower end.

Mostly clear skies will continue through the evening setting the stage for another cool night. Temperatures will settle into the upper 50s to 60° by morning with light winds across the region.

High pressure will remain in control of our weather pattern through Tuesday keeping us mostly to partly sunny. A warming trend will continue as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 80s, while overnight lows warm back into the 60s. By Wednesday, we'll be tracking another storm system to our west that will aim more moisture toward the west coast of Florida. Expect a few showers deep inland Wednesday afternoon, with scattered showers developing during the evening and into early Thursday morning. Once this front passes through the peninsula, a much cooler and drier airmass will settle across the state. Highs will manage to reach the lower to middle 70s, while some forecast models are hinting at lows near 50° by Friday morning. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


MILEY CYRUS RESPONDS TO A YOUTUBE PROM INVITE AND "THE LEGO MOVIE" IS A MEGA HIT AT THE BOX OFFICE.

APRIL WILLIAMS HAS YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

MILEY CYRUS WOULD PROBABLY MAKE A PRETTY EXCITING PROM DATE, RIGHT?

MATT PETERSON-- A TEEN IN ARIZONA THOUGHT SO-- SO HE TOOK TO YOUTUBE TO ASK HER OUT.

miley cyrus will you go to prom with me

THE VIDEO WENT VIRAL AND GOT MILEY'S ATTENTION. SO SHE RESPONDED VIA TWITTER.

THE "BANGERZ" SINGER DECLINED THE INVITE BUT DID ASK MATT TO HER NEXT SHOW IN ARIZONA AND EVEN INCLUDED AN EMJOI KISS.

MATT WAS QUICK TO REPLY SAYING THIS WAS THE BEST DAY OF HIS ENTIRE LIFE.

THE CONTROVERSIAL GEORGE ZIMMERMAN - D-M-X FIGHT HAS BEEN CALLED OFF.

THE BOXING PROMOTER BEHIND THE BOUT SAID HE WAS TEMPTED TO GO THROUGH WITH IT FOR THE MONEY. BUT, QUOTE:

"IT WAS HURTING TOO MANY PEOPLE. I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH MONEY I COULD HAVE MADE ON THIS"

AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND--

IN ITS DEBUT-- "THE LEGO MOVIE" WAS THE BIG WINNER. IN CAME IN AT NUMBER ONE EARNING 69-POINT-1 MILLION DOLLARS.

TAKING THE NUMBER TWO SPOT WAS THE GEORGE CLOONEY MOVIE-- "THE MONUMENTS MEN."

AND "RIDE ALONG" CAME IN AT NUMBER THREE.

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DUMB STARBUCKS-WIPE VOTOPS


A NEW COFFEE SHOP IN L-A IS DRAWING A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

THE SHOP IS CALLED "DUMB STARBUCKS". NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH, STARBUCKS.

THE LOGO ON THE STORE IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS STARBUCKS, BUT WITH THE WORD "DUMB" ADDED TO IT.

AS ARE THE MENU OPTIONS. INSTEAD OF CARAMEL MACCHIATO OR HAZELNUT FRAPPUCCINO. IT'S "DUMB CARAMEL MACCHIATO" AND "DUMB HAZELNUT FRAPPUCCINO."

THE IMITATION COFFEE CHAIN CLAIMS IT CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS THANKS TO "PARODY LAW."

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE REAL STARBUCKS COFFEE CHAIN SAYS THEY ARE LOOKING INTO LEGAL OPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


ALL OF US HAVE MADE WRONG TURN AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, NOT SUCH A BIG DEAL-- UNLESS YOU'RE A PILOT.

REMEMBER - THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH WHEN A BOEING 737 LANDED AT THE WRONG AIRPORT.

NOW, NEW INSIGHT INTO INCIDENTS LIKE THIS.

DETAILS NEXT ON NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A WRONG LANDING INVESTIGATION-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


MANY PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO MAKE A QUICK DECISION WHEN IT COMES TO TREATMENT FOR A SUDDEN ILLNESS OR INJURY.

ESPECIALLY IF THEY DON'T HAVE A DOCTOR.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS HOW CONVENIENT CARE CLINICS ARE NOW SERVING AN IMPORTANT NEED. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR THE

EMERGENCY ROOM SITS THE CONVENIENT CARE, OR WALK-IN CLINIC. NOW

MORE THAN EVER THESE SETTINGS ARE PROVIDING THE RIGHT DOSE OF

MEDICINE FOR PATIENTS.

DR. KAREN CALKINS/EMERGENCY MEDICINE

RUNS:

1:21 We get our winter people a lot down here, they don't have local physicians, they're

only here three months. So we see a lot of that. A lot of the primary care docs here are so

busy right now that they don't have time to see a patient and so they'll send them here.

RUNS:

:54: You can see a sick side as well as a well side.

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM RECENTLY OPENED ITS THREE LOCATION ACROSS

FROM HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER…

RUNS:

3:04 We actually have 25 patients rooms….

…TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND FOR SERVICES AND KEEP PEOPLE FROM MAKING

UNNECESSARY TRIPS TO THE ER.

DR. KAREN CALKINS/EMERGENCY MEDICINE

RUNS:

04:12 Sometimes it's hard for people to realize which place to go to but certainly if they

came here and needed to go to the ER we're close by. 2:51 And for the patients it's certainly

less expensive.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

Convenient care takes office visits a step further, helping patients who need it. Whether

it's an Xray or stitches, they're here to help.

BRITTANY GARRETT/RN

RUNS:

3:20: One of the great things about this new office- we do have procedure rooms. These

are where those injuries we were talking about- people who fell, the little kid who falls

and cracks their chin and needs stitches, we can do all of these things here.

THE CLINIC ALSO HAS IT'S OWN RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT.

BRITTANY GARRETT/RN

RUNS:

4:56 For those bumps, bruises, our doctors can taken look at those make sure nothing

is broken. If things are broken we do have the capabilities here of putting on what's

called hard splint which same thing they would do at the ER.

NO SUBSTITUTE FOR HAVING AN ESTABLISHED FAMILY DOCTOR-

CONVENIENT CARE CLINICS HELP PEOPLE THROUGH ACUTE ILLNESS OR

INJURY.

DR. KAREN CALKINS/EMERGENCY MEDICINE

RUNS:

6:48 Our ultimate goal is to try and get people in and out as quickly as possible.

A GROWING TREND IS PROVIDING SOLUTIONS FOR THE UNEXPECTED. FOR

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


CA WRONG WAY CRASH-VOTOPSWIPE


A WRONG WAY DRIVER IS BLAMED FOR AN ACCIDENT THAT KILLED SIX PEOPLE SUNDAY MORNING IN CALIFORNIA.

POLICE ARRESTED 21-YEAR-OLD OLIVIA CAROLEE CULBREATH ON SUSPICION OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

CULBREATH SUFFERED A BROKEN LEG AND RUPTURED BLADDER IN THE ACCIDENT.

SEVERAL WITNESSES CALLED POLICE TO REPORT A DRIVER IN A CHEVROLET CAMARO DRIVING THE WRONG WAY.

THE CAMARO HIT A FORD EXPLORER AND A FORD FREESTYLE. Return to index of stories...


AP INVESTIGATION: WRONG LANDING-VOTOPSWIPE


AN NBC2 UPDATE NOW - ON THAT SOUTHWEST FLIGHT THAT LANDED AT THE WRONG AIRPORT, LAST MONTH.

PILOTS ON THIS SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PLANE MISTAKENLY LANDED THEIR BOEING 737 AT THE WRONG MISSOURI AIRPORT.

AN INVESTIGATION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FOUND SIMILAR INCIDENTS INVOLVING COMMERCIAL PLANES HAVE HAPPENED AT LEAST 150 TIMES SINCE THE EARLY 1990S.

IN NEARLY EVERY INCIDENT, THE PILOTS MADE VISUAL LANDINGS RATHER THAN RELYING ON AUTOMATION.

MANY OF THE INCIDENTS ALSO OCCURRED AT NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER ATLANTA STORM-VOTOPSWIPE


ANOTHER WINTER STORM IS HEADED FOR ATLANTA - AND WE'VE JUST LEARNED THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR 14 COUNTIES.

THIS IS WHAT METRO ATLANTA LOOKED LIKE TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN TWO INCHES OF SNOW FELL.

FORECASTERS SAY THE STORM WILL HIT THE SOUTHEAST IN TWO WAVES.

THE FIRST WAVE WILL HAPPEN TODAY INTO TUESDAY WITH A MIXTURE OF SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

THE SECOND WAVE WILL MOVE THROUGH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BRINGING A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN. Return to index of stories...


PROMOTER CALLS OFF ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-VOTOPS


ANOTHER UPDATE HERE- NBC2 HAS LEARNED - A BOXING PROMOTER IS CALLING OFF A MATCH BETWEEN RAPPER D-M-X AND GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.

ZIMMERMAN WAS ACQUITTED OF MURDER IN TRAYVON MARTIN'S DEATH.

CELEBRITY BOXING PROMOTER DAMON FELDMAN, WHO WAS NEGOTIATING THE TERMS OF THE FIGHT, SPOKE OUT THIS WEEKEND - BEFORE HE CANCELED THE MATCH. Return to index of stories...


PROMOTER CALLS OFF ZIMMERMAN FIGHT-SOTVO


Look, this is an entertainment event. I'm not trying to hurt anybody. This is part of what celebrity boxing is. The biggest fight, the one I've worked for, this opportunity and I'm sorry it had to be this one but it's nothing, I'm not hurting anybody here.

BEFORE IT WAS CALLED OFF, THE PROPOSED THREE-ROUND, PAY-PER-VIEW FIGHT WAS WIDELY OPPOSED.

THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON, FOR ONE - SPOKE PUBLICLY AGAINST IT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK


GLAD YOU'RE WITH HERE ON THIS MONDAY.

HERE IS A LIVE SHOT FROM SOCHI.

YOU CAN SEE THE OLYMPIC FLAME IS BURNING BRIGHT.

SPEED SKATING. ALPINE SKIIING AND CURLING ARE THE MAIN EVENTS TODAY.

KEEP IT HERE NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM AT PLASMA


NBC2 ON TOP OF THE BIG STORIES OF THE DAY.

NEXT AT NOON - ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY IS REMEMBERING A FORMER STAR WRESTLER - AFTER A VIOLENT WEEKEND CRASH IN TAMPA.

NEW DETAILS NEXT. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...