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HL2) winter weather-trxVOTOPS TEASE TWO-1SHOT
HL3) teen skydiver-trxVOTOPS TZ2 A) PARENTS HIRE DRUG DOG-VOWIPE
BREAKING-CLIP PARENTS HIRE DRUG DOG-VO IN PLASMA
TAMMY HALL PRISON-OC SS EAniBx PARENTS HIRE DRUG DOG-PKG
TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2 FL PRESCRIPTION DRUG STATS-ONCAM
TAMMY HALL PRISON-VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
TAMMY HALL PRISON-SOT TZ3 A) OLY SOCHI-VO
TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2 TZ3 B) MOST ROMANTIC CITY-VOTOPS
SOSA SENTENCE-trxSS Tammy Hall Reporting to prison-TRX SS
PA TURNPIKE WRECK-trxVOTOPS OLY OPEN-CLIP
RSW CANCELLATIONS-trxOC EAniBx OLY: SOCHI TODAY-EAniBxTOPS vo right
RSW CANCELLATIONS-liveu 1 OLY: SOCHI TODAY-PKG
RSW CANCELLATIONS-VO OLYMPIC MEDAL COUNT-OC CG
RSW CANCELLATIONS-SOT WINTER STORM-trxVOTOPS OC
RSW CANCELLATIONS-liveu 1 WINTER STORM-PKG
WINTER STORM WRAP-trxVOTOPS OC VA GAY MARRIAGE BAN STRUCK DOWN-trxVO
WINTER STORM WRAP-PKG PROPANE PRICES DOWN-VO
RECORD FLIGHTS CANCELLED-WIPE VOTOPS LOUD MUSIC MURDER TRIAL-trxONCAM
MORETZ TRIAL-OC VO LOUD MUSIC MURDER TRIAL-PKG
CLEAVA TRIAL-OC-VO LOUD MUSIC MURDER TRIAL-ONCAM
TN MAIL BOMBING ARREST-VO SPX ILLUSTRATED FLIGHT SAFETY-VO
SNOWDEN NSA PASSWORDS-VO SURFING PIG-VO
OBAMA SEVERE DROUGHT-VO TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
EDISONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-trxOC SS EAniBx TZ4 A) TEXAS TEEN SKYDIVER-SOTVO
EDISONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-REM 2 WEATHER TEASE-STC
EDISONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-VO TX: TEEN SKYDIVER TALKS-trxVO IN TC MON
EDISONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-SOT TX: TEEN SKYDIVER TALKS-PKG
EDISONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-REM 2 WEATHER-CLIP
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE WEATHER-WX WALL
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
TZ1 A) PISTORIUS ONE YEAR-VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TZ1 B) VOLCANO-VOTOPS CO SPRINGS MOST ROMANTIC?-trxVOTOPS
WEATHER-STC TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
NC: STORE ROOF COLLAPSE-VOTOPS TZ5 A) CLEANING THE TALLEST BUILDING-VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TX: GLOVE IN BURRITO-VOTOPS CLEANING THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD-trxVO
TX: GLOVE IN BURRITO-SOT VO CLEANING THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD-PKG
AFGHAN PRISONERS FREED-trxVO TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT
UK STORM COMING-VOTOPSWIPE NEW AT NOON TEASE
INDO VOLCANO-VOTOPS A) TAMMY HALL-vo
TYPHOON HYAN-VOTOPS B) RSW FLIGHTS-vo
VALENTINE SCAMS-VOWIPE C) EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-vo
MARRIAGE AND MONEY-VOTOPSWIPE CLOSE-2-SHOT
SAVING TAX RETURNS-VOTOPSWIPE  


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HEADLINE OPEN


RIGHT NOW ON NBC-2 NEWS AT ELEVEN.

TODAY IS THE DAY FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS REQUIRED TO REPORT FOR HER SENTENCE.

WE HAVE A LIVE REPORT FROM WHERE SHE'S SERVING HER TIME.

PLUS -

RECORD FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS AND DEADLY ROADS.

NBC2 WITH THE LATEST ON A SERIOUS WINTER STORM MOVING UP THE EAST COAST.

AND.

A TEXAS TEENAGER SHARES HER STORY - A TERRIFYING FALL DURING A SKYDIVE ACCIDENT.

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TAMMY HALL PRISON-OC SS EAniBx


GOOD MORNING I'M CHAD OLIVER.

BREAKING NEWS.

FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS NOW IN FEDERAL PRISON.

THIS IS HER PUNISHMENT FOR SIPHONING CAMPAIGN MONEY INTO A PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT.

HALL IS SERVING HER SENTENCE AT COLEMAN PENITENTIARY IN SUMTERVILLE, FLORIDA.

THIS IS NORTHWEST OF ORLANDO.

NBC-2 REPORTER JOELLE PARKS JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE THAT FACILITY.

JOELLE GOOD MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2


At 10:07 Tammy Hall officially became an inmate at coleman federal prison.

she drove through these gates this morning and surrendered to the

guards at this medium security site

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TAMMY HALL PRISON-VO


Hall is here for 6 months as part of a plea deal she made with

prosecutors after admitted to stealing more than 33 thousand dollars

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TAMMY HALL PRISON-SOT


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TAMMY HALL PRISON-LIVE U 2


We've been out here overnight,

Tracking this story.

We're not allowed on property,

But I've watched every car go in.

I can tell you that hall did not driver herself here.

Coming up at 12- ill give you a better idea of what halls life will be

like inside.

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SOSA SENTENCE-trxSS


BREAKING NEWS -

NBC2 HAS LEARNED - THE MAN WHO LEFT HIS 4-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER IN A LOCKED CAR OUTSIDE A FORT MYERS STRIP CLUB LEARNS HIS FATE.

ANDREW SOSA PLEADED NO CONTEST TO CHILD NEGLECT AFTER THE INCIDENT OUTSIDE OF LOOKERS STRIP CLUB IN DECEMBER.

SOSA RECEIVED A SENTENCE OF 2-HUNDRED DAYS IN JAIL WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.

HE HAS 70 DAYS LEFT TO SERVE.

A CLUB SECURITY GUARD SPOTTED THE BABY AND FLAGGED DOWN A POLICE OFFICER WHO SMASHED IN THE WINDOW TO GET HER OUT.

POLICE SAY THE BABY WAS CHOKING ON HER VOMIT AND SWEATING PROFUSELY.

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BREAKING NEWS OUT OF PENNSYLVANIA -

TRAFFIC CRASHES INVOLVING MULTIPLE TRACTOR TRAILERS AND DOZENS OF CARS HAVE COMPLETELY BLOCKED ONE SIDE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE OUTSIDE PHILADELPHIA.

SEVERAL PEOPLE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES.

TRAFFIC IS BACKED UP FOR MILES.

CREWS REPORT THAT REOPENING THE ROAD WILL TAKE A WHILE. Return to index of stories...


RSW CANCELLATIONS-trxOC EAniBx


ALSO BREAKING RIGHT NOW -- THE WEATHER IMPACTING TRAVEL HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY IS LIVE RIGHT NOW AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL - WHERE A HUGE LINE HAS FORMED.

PASSENGERS - FORCED TO MAKE NEW PLANS BECAUSE OF CANCELLED FLIGHTS.

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WINTER STORM WRAP-trxVOTOPS OC


A MAJOR WINTER STORM THAT DUMPED SNOW AND ICE ACROSS THE SOUTHEST AND MID-ATLANTIC IS STILL SPREADING A SWATH OF HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE NORTHEAST.

WITH THE LATEST ON THE CRIPLING WEATHER, HER'S LINZIE JANIS. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM WRAP-PKG


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THIS MORNING, MILLIONS ALONG THE EAST COAST CRIPPLED BY ICE.AND HEAPS OF

SNOW.NATS .THE STORM

ALREADY RESPONSIBLE FOR AT LEAST 20 DEATHS.

IN NEW YORK CITY OVERNIGHT.THUNDERSLEET!! THIS TIME-LAPSE VIDEO, SHOWS THE

MANHATTAN SKYLINE LIGHTING UP. A

SPIRIT AIRLINES FLIGHT STRUCK BY LIGHTENING WHILE IT LANDED IN ATLANTIC CITY

.

HEAVY SNOW THE CAUSE OF AT LEAST FOUR ROOFS COLLAPSING IN NEW YORK AND NEW

JERSEY.THE ROOF ON THIS TENNIS CENTER ON LONG ISLAND PARTIALLY DESTROYED.

.AS WELL AS THIS RESIDENCE IN KEARNEY NEW JERSEY.AND AT THE VERIZON CENTER

IN JERSEY CITY, THREE PEOPLE TREATED FOR INJURIES AFTER PART OF THE ROOF

CAVED IN.

IN PHILADELPHIA, THE STORM REACHING HISTORIC PROPORTIONS.

NAT MAYOR "This winter storm has

now broken a 130 year record/ for the most six-inch-plus storms in a

season."

DOWN SOUTH-- MORE MISERY. THE ROOF OF THIS VIRGINA GAS STATION CAME

CRASHING DOWN.

CARS STRANDED ON THE ROADS, COMPLETELY BURIEDONLY THEIR MIRRORS VISIBLE

SOT -- JONATHAN TAYLOR, RALEIGH, NC "Cars around me were just spinning and I was just waiting for my turn to

get hit and I was like, I've got to get out of here."

NOW, ICY CONDITIONS ARE BRINGING DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES

MOS SUMMERVILLE, SC -- "Every

time you hear something hit the roof, you come out and run."

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RECORD FLIGHTS CANCELLED-WIPE VOTOPS


LINZIE JANIS REPORTING.

THE RASH OF RECENT ICE AND SNOW STORMS HAS LED TO THE CANCELLATION OF MORE THAN 75-THOUSAND FLIGHTS IN THE LAST TWO AND HALF MONTHS.

THAT'S THE MOST CANCELLATIONS IN MORE THAN 25 YEARS.

ON THURSDAY ALONE, AIRLINES CANCELLED 70-PERCENT OF FLIGHTS IN BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON D-C, AND CHARLOTTE. Return to index of stories...


MORETZ TRIAL-OC VO


JEFFERY MORETZ IS BACK IN COURT TODAY - IN DAY-3 OF HIS MURDER TRIAL.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING, HIS ESTRANGED WIFE, CHRISTINE.

IF CONVICTED - MORETZ FACES LIFE IN PRISON.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COURTROOM. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA TRIAL-OC-VO


TODAY IS ALSO A BIG DAY IN COURT FOR A NAPLES COUPLE.

J-D AND MICHELLE DE SOUSA INVENTED A CAMISOLE THAT COVERS A WOMAN'S CLEAVAGE.

THEY CLAIM THE COMPANY, ONTEL, STOLE THEIR IDEA AND MADE A FORTUNE.

THE SOUSAS SUED.

ARGUMENTS IN THE TRIAL SHOULD WRAP-UP TODAY.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


TN MAIL BOMBING ARREST-VO


AN NBC2 UPDATE HERE - AUTHORITIES MAKE AN ARREST RELATED TO AN EXPLOSION THAT KILLED A HUSBAND AND WIFE IN TENNESSEE.

THE BOMB CAME IN THE MAIL, AND THE PACKAGE BLEW UP IN JON SETZER'S HANDS.

HE DIED INSTANTLY - HIS WIFE DIED FOR INJURIES, SHE RECEIVED.

THE COUPLE'S SON IN LAW IS IN CUSTODY, NOW FACING MURDER CHARGES.

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SNOWDEN NSA PASSWORDS-VO


AN INTERNAL INQUIRY BY THE N-S-A REVEALS NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW EDWARD SNOWDEN. ACCESSED THE CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS HE LEAKED TO THE MEDIA.

AN NSA MEMO SHOWS ONE EMPLOYEE SHARED HIS PERSONAL LOG-IN WITH SNOWDEN. WHICH SNOWDEN THEN USED TO ACCESS TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS.

THAT EMPLOYEE HAS NOW RESIGNED.

TWO OTHER PEOPLE ARE ALSO SUSPECTED OF HELPING SNOWDEN.

ONE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE MILITARY.

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OBAMA SEVERE DROUGHT-VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA IS TRAVELING TO CALIFORNIA LATER TODAY. FOR A BRIEFING ON THE STATE'S SEVERE DROUGHT.

IN FRESNO, THERE'S A ROUNDTABLE MEETING.

THEY'RE BRAINSTORMING THE BEST WAYS TO RESPOND TO THE DROUGHT.

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EDISONT FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-trxOC SS EAniBx


FINISHING TOUCHES ARE BEING MADE ON A FLOAT THAT WILL MAKE ITS WAY UP US 41 TOMORROW.

IT'S ALL FOR THE EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT PARADE-- THE LARGEST PARADE

IN THE SOUTH.

NBC2'S DANIELLE KOLENIAK IS LIVE WITH A FIRST LOOK AT THE FLOAT CREATED BY SAINT FRANCES

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NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


LET'S TAKE A QUICK CHECK ON HOW THE FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE DOING ON THIS FRIDAY.

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


A HIGH-PROFILE MURDER TRIAL IS SET TO BEGIN SOON.

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY, SOUTH AFRICAN PARALYMPIC STAR OSCAR PISTORIUS.

SHOT AND KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND.

INTENTIONAL OR ACCIDENT?

NBC2 WITH THE LATEST ON THE CASE.

PLUS.

STUNNING IMAGES COMING OUT OF INDONESIA.

A VOLCANO ERUPTS, RAINING ASH ON COMMUNITIES, AND FORCING THOUSANDS FROM THEIR HOMES. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER-STC


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


NC: STORE ROOF COLLAPSE-VOTOPS


IN NORTH CAROLINA, EVERYONE IS OK AFTER THE CEILING OF A STORE COLLAPSES, WHILE EMPLOYEES WERE CLOSING UP.

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THE HEAVY SNOW COULD HAVE LED TO THE COLLAPSE. Return to index of stories...


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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.

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

Warmer weather is on the way for the start of next week as the sunshine continues and temperatures climb back into the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


TX: GLOVE IN BURRITO-VOTOPS


A WOMAN IN TEXAS HAD AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE DURING HER LUNCH BREAK.

SHE SAYS THE BURRITO SHE BOUGHT FROM A CONVENIENCE STORE HAD A LATEX GLOVE WRAPPED IN IT!

SHE TALKED TO REPORTERS BUT DIDN'T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED. Return to index of stories...


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"I didn't even know what to expect at that point what was coming out of there you know it was so gross."

"It was nauseating. I kinda yelled and my boss came and asked me what was wrong."

"Luckily no finger in it.".

THE BURRITOS COST 86-CENTS AND ARE SUPPLIED BY A LOCAL VENDOR.

THEY RELEASED A STATEMENT, APOLOGIZING FOR THE RUBBERY INGREDIENT.

THE VENDOR ADMITTED WHAT HAPPENED IS UNACCEPTABLE. Return to index of stories...


AFGHAN PRISONERS FREED-trxVO


DESPITE EARLIER PROTESTS BY THE U-S MILITARY, THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT RELEASED 65 ACCUSED MILITANTS.

THE AFGHAN DEFENSE MINISTRY RELEASED VIDEO OF THE PRISONERS LEAVING AND SHAKING HANDS WITH AFGHAN ARMY OFFICIALS.

AFGHANISTAN'S PRESIDENT SAID THE U-S MUST - QUOTE - STOP HARASSING HIS COUNTRY'S JUDGES AND THE DECISION TO RELEASE THE ACCUSED MILITANTS. Return to index of stories...


UK STORM COMING-VOTOPSWIPE


MORE RAIN AND GALE FORCE WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BATTER THE UNITED KINGDOM.

TOWNS CLOSE TO THE THAMES RIVER ARE ALREADY FLOODED.

THE SEVERE WEATHER IS ONLY EXPECTED TO MAKE IT WORSE.

THIS IS THE THIRD MAJOR STORM FROM THE ATLANTIC THAT WILL HIT THE BRITISH ISLES.

THE HAS HIT RECORD LEVELS NOT SEEN IN 60 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


INDO VOLCANO-VOTOPS


AMAZING IMAGES COMING OUT OF INDONESIA - AS A VOLCANO ERUPTION INTENSIFIES.

WHILE LIGHTNING WRAPS AROUND THE VOLCANIC CLOUD, THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND IS TERRIFYING FOR ABOUT 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE

AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND 75-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO EVACUATE AS ASH CONTINUES TO FALL.

THREE AIRPORTS HAVE SHUT DOWN, LEAVING PASSENGERS STRANDED. Return to index of stories...


TYPHOON HYAN-VOTOPS


IT'S BEEN ONE HUNDRED DAYS SINCE TYPHOON HAIYAN DEVASTATED THE PHILIPPINES.

PEOPLE THERE ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO RECOVER.

THE TYPHOON KILLED MORE THAN 62-HUNDRED PEOPLE AND LEFT FOUR MILLION PEOPLE HOMELESS.

MORE THAN 5-HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS IN INTERNATIONAL AID HAS BEEN PLEDGED SO FAR. Return to index of stories...


VALENTINE SCAMS-VOWIPE


VALENTINE'S DAY IS HERE - AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR LOVE ON-LINE, MAKE SURE YOU LOOK OUT FOR SCAMS.

THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REPORTS SCAMMERS ARE USING DATING SITES TO LOOK FOR POTENTIAL VICTIMS.

SCAMMERS OFTEN CREATE FAKE PROFILES TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND MANY TIMES CONVINCE THEIR POTENTIAL LOVES, TO SEND MONEY.

ONE REQUEST CAN OFTEN LEAD TO ANOTHER, SO, JUST SAY NO TO ANY REQUESTS INVOLVING MONEY, AND THE USE OF PERSONAL E-MAIL. Return to index of stories...


MARRIAGE AND MONEY-VOTOPSWIPE


TALK ABOUT FINANCIAL ISSUES BEFORE YOU SAY, "I DO."

ACCORDING TO A SURVEY FROM CREDIT DOT COM, ABOUT 45 PERCENT OF DIVORCEES SAY THEY DIDN'T TALK ABOUT MONEY BEFORE THEY WERE MARRIED.

FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS SAY COUPLES OFTEN WON'T TALK ABOUT MONEY BEFORE MARRIAGE FOR FEAR OF BEING JUDGED.

AND WHILE IT MAY NOT BE THE MOST FUN TOPIC TO DISCUSS, IT MAY ALLEVIATE STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE DOWN THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


SAVING TAX RETURNS-VOTOPSWIPE


A NEW SURVEY FINDS - MOST AMERICANS PLAN TO SAVE THE TAX REFUNDS THEY'RE EXPECTING THIS YEAR -- AND NOT SPEND THE EXTRA CASH.

61-PERCENT OF AMERICANS PLAN TO SAVE OR INVEST THEIR REFUNDS, 21-PERCENT PLAN TO PAY OFF DEBT.

AND 18-PERCENT WILL SPEND THE MONEY ON NECESSITIES.

THE I-R-S REPORTS THE AVERAGE TAX REFUND WAS JUST SHY OF 3-THOUSAND DOLLARS LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


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TODAY MARKS EXACTLY ONE YEAR SINCE PARALYMPIC STAR OSCAR PISTORIUS KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND, MAGAZINE MODEL REEVA STEENKAMP.

WITH HIS TRIAL IN SOUTH AFRICA SET TO BEGIN IN A FEW WEEKS, PISTORIUS HAS RELEASED A STATEMENT TAKING NOTE OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY.

ROBYN CURNOW REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS ONE YEAR-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

THESE EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM A SOURCE CLOSE TO OSCAR PISTORIUS APPEAR TO SHOW A YOUNG COUPLE IN LOVE. INTIMATE AND PERSONAL.THESE WOULD BE SOME OF THE LAST PHOTOS THEY WOULD TAKE TOGETHER.

BECAUSE ON VALENTINE'S DAY MORNING, EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO… IT ALL ENDED.

"One phone call at 4am in the morning and everything changed."

OSCAR PISTORIOUS' AGENT PEET VAN ZYL AWOKE TO A PHONE CALL

"It was…. The estate manager's daughter phoned me from Oscar's phone. So I picked up the phone, saw his number, thought it was Oscar phoning me. Heard this voice of a girl frantically on other side shouting - please you have to rush to Pretoria, come to Oscar's house. Trying to make sense? What's wrong? No No. Someone's shot, someone's shot. So I initially thought it was Oscar that was shot. No no. Reeva's been shot."

IT WAS A SHOOTING THAT SHOCKED SOUTH AFRICA. THE COUNTRY'S GOLDEN BOY OLYMPIAN HAD KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND, REEVA STEENKAMP, A MODEL.

HE WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER. PISTORIUS DENIES THE MURDER CHARGE-- HE SAYS IT WAS A TRAGIC MISTAKE, HE THOUGHT STEENKAMP WAS AN INTRUDER.

IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, A HIGH COURT JUDGE WILL HEAR HIS CASE…

OSCAR PISTORIUS' MURDER TRIAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN THIS COURTROOM, IT BEGINS ON THE THIRD OF MARCH, NOW THE STATE HAS LISTED 107 WITNESSES, NOT ALL OF THEM ARE EXPECTED TO BE CALLED, BUT WE DO EXPECT TO HEAR TESTIMONY FROM OSCAR PISTORIOUS' FAMILY, EX-GIRLFRIENDS AS WELL AS POLICE FORENSIC EXPERTS.

"I think that the state is covering all their bases. think the state does want to get this case over with, they have booked the court for three weeks and they should be able to present the state's case in those three weeks." Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS ONE YEAR-ONCAM


ROBYN CURNOW REPORTING.

PISTORIUS' TEAM SAYS THEY'LL COUNTER WITH THEIR OWN FORENSIC EVIDENCE AS THEY FIGHT THE MURDER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


SOME CALL TEENS AND DRUG USE - AN EPIDEMIC.

IN MANY CASES, A DEADLY ONE.

NOW SOME PARENTS ARE TAKING CONTROVERSIAL MEASURES TO KEEP THEIR KIDS CLEAN. Return to index of stories...


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PARENTS HIRE DRUG DOG-VO IN PLASMA


SOME WORRIED PARENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE HIRING A DRUG-SNIFFING DOG TO SNIFF OUT THEIR DRUG-USING TEENS.

SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THIS GOES TOO FAR - BUT AS YOU WILL HEAR, THESE PARENTS AND OTHERS SEE IT AS A LIFE-SAVER.

CANDICE NGUYEN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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THROUGH THE PERSPECTIVE OF CHEWY THE NARC K9.

YOU CAN SEE HE'S ON A MISSION.

HE'S TRAINED TO SNIFF OUT NARCOTICS AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

"Underneath the bed in the frame, buried in a sock somewhere in a sock drawer."

PARENTS ARE NOW CALLING CHEWY'S HANDLER, TROY MORRISON, AT THEIR MOST DESPERATE TIMES WHEN, FOR THEIR CHILD, IT MAY BE A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

"I have a couple of friends who lost their children to their addictions and so that's what we're here for."

"I knew she was drinking heavily. I knew she was using drugs."

THIS MAN WHO WE'LL CALL "JOE" HAD CHEWY SEARCH HIS DAUGHTER'S ROOM.

HE WANTS HIS IDENTITY HIDDEN SO AS TO NOT COMPROMISE HER RECOVERY PROCESS.

SHE JUST GOT OUT OF REHAB, AND JOE DID NOT WANT HER HAVING TEMPTATIONS TO COME BACK TO.

"Some point of time your daughter disappears and all you're talking to is an addict. you're talking to a drug and that drug does not care. it doesn't mind lying to you 100% of the time."

JOE AND HIS DAUGHTER ARE NOT ALONE.

THE LATEST COUNTY PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE REPORT CARD REVEALED PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND HEROINE-USE INCREASED IN SAN DIEGO

ER VISITS DUE TO PAINKILLERS WERE UP 61 PERCENT.

AND, THE NUMBER OF MINORS ARRESTED REPORTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG MISUSE ROSE 15 PERCENT.

WHEN ASKED ABOUT WHETHER HIS METHOD COULD CREATE MORE PROBLEMS, MORRISON SAID HE DOES WARN PARENTS OF POSSIBLE 4TH AMENDMENT, SEARCH AND SEIZURE ISSUES.

BUT, IN HIS OPINION.

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FL PRESCRIPTION DRUG STATS-ONCAM


THAT WAS CANDICE NGUYEN REPORTING.

A 2013 REPORT FOUND FLORIDA HAS THE 11TH HIGHEST DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH RATE IN THE UNITED STATES.

16 PER 100-THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO SUFFER A DRUG OVERDOSE, DIE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR.

AMERICANS DOMINATE THE SKELETON COMPETITION AT THE OLYMPICS.

HEAD FIRST - AT 80 MILES AN HOUR.

MORE PODIUM HOPEFULS TODAY.

NEXT ON NBC2 - THE LATEST FROM SOCHI.

PLUS.

WE WISH YOU A HAPPY VALENTINES DAY.

FIND OUT WHICH CITY IN THE U-S IS THE MOST ROMANTIC.

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BREAKING NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING TODAY -

NBC2 HAS LEARNED - FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER TAMMY HALL IS NOW IN FEDERAL PRISON.

SHE IS NOW SERVING HER SENTENCE AT COLEMAN PENITENTIARY IN SUMTERVILLE, FLORIDA.

HALL WAS SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN PRISON FOR STEALING MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CAMPAIGN FUNDS, AND USING THE MONEY TO PAY FOR HIGH END SHOPPING SPREES. Return to index of stories...


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AFTER A STRONG PERFORMANCE IN THE MOUNTAINS WHAT WILL WE SEE TODAY.

A GROUP OF OLYMPIC VETERANS HOPE TO ADD TO THE MEDAL COUNT.

WHILE A NEWCOMER TO TEAM U-S-A HAD THE SKATE OF HIS LIFE ON THE WORLD'S BIGGEST STAGE.

JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST FROM SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


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IN SKELETON -- A "BARE-BONES" DASH DOWN THE ICE -- KATIE UHLAENDER IS IN 4TH. NOELLE PIKUS-PACE SECOND. WITH TWO RUNS LEFT TODAY BOTH ARE AIMING FOR THE THE MEDAL STAND.

"To have myself and Katie on the podium together that would be awesome."

THE MEN'S SUPER COMBINED COULD ALSO BRING MORE THAN ONE MEDAL FOR TEAM U-S-A.

OLYMPIC VETERANS TED LIGETY AND BODE MILLER ARE CONSIDERED HEAVY FAVORITES ON THE MOUNTAIN.

"I've been skiing great in super-g and super-combined is certainly an option to try to stuff one in there so you know i'll be ready."

FREESTYLER'S WILL TAKE TO THE AIR. WITH THE AMERICAN WOMEN TRYING TO JUMP. AND TWIST THEIR WAY TO THE PODIUM.

WHILE ON THE ICE.

A YOUNG AMERICAN IS MAKING THE WORLD TAKE NOTICE IN HIS FIRST-EVER OLYMPICS.

WITH A PERSONAL BEST IN THE SHORT PROGRAM LAST NIGHT.

19-YEAR-OLD JASON BROWN IS IN SIXTH PLACE GOING INTO TONIGHT'S FREE SKATE.

"I want to just go out there, stay calm and do exactly how I've been training."

TRAINING HE HOPES WILL HELP HIM REACH THE MEDAL STAND. IN ONE OF THE PREMIER EVENTS OF THE WINTER GAMES.

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


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NOW IT'S THAT TIMETO TAKE A LOOK AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES MEDAL COUNT.

WE ARE ABOUT TO START THE MUSIC AND SHOW YOU THE RESULTS.

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

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THE MASSIVE STORM THAT'S LEFT A TRAIL OF SNOW AND ICE FROM MISSISSIPPI TO MAINE IS STILL HANGING AROUND.

MORE SNOW FELL OVERNIGHT FROM THE MID ATLANTIC THROUGH NEW ENGLAND.

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


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FOR FLORISTS BURIED IN SNOW, A VALENTINES DAY DISASTER:

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"Something for your wife and something for your daughter?"

THE MASSIVE SYSTEM DUMPING SNOW AND ICE ON A 1500 MILE PATH FROM MAINE TO MISSISSIPPI IS FORCING MANY FLOWER DELIVERIES TO SPOUSES AND SWEETHEARTS TO BE CANCELED.

"I've been here 30 years and this is the first time it's happened right at Valentines Day."

24 HOURS AFTER THE LATEST WINTER BLAST ARRIVED IN THE MID-ATLANTIC. IT STILL WON'T GO AWAY.

HEAVY RAIN IN PENNSYLVANIA IS CHANGING BACK TO SNOW TO ADD A FEW MORE INCHES OF "INSULT" TO NEARLY A FOOT OF "INJURY".

LEAVING ROADS A SOGGY, SLIPPERY MESS.

THE MESSAGE FROM MARYLAND TO MASSACHUSETTS.

"Stay at home. Don't come out, the roads are terrible."

PEOPLE IN RALEIGH LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY. ABANDONING CARS RIGHT WHERE THEY GOT STUCK.

AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THIS SYSTEM. MOST FROM CAR ACCIDENTS.

A MILLION PEOPLE LOST ELECTRICITY.

THE STORM FORCED AIRLINES TO CANCEL MORE THAN 65 HUNDRED FLIGHTS AND DELAY HUNDREDS MORE.

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BUT IT HASN'T BEEN ALL BAD.

FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, AN UNEXPECTED DAY OR TWO OFF WORK OR SCHOOL.

A CHANCE TO GO SLEDDING IN PLACES MOST PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ANY NEED FOR SLEDS.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, COPING WITH A WINTER THAT'S NOT QUITE READY TO END.

CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS VALLEY FORGE PA. Return to index of stories...


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A JUDGE STRUCK DOWN VIRGINIA'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

A U-S DISTRICT JUDGE SAID THE BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

SHE SAID IT DENIES EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEED UNDER THE 14TH AMENDMENT.

THE DECISION HAS BEEN STAYED PENDING APPEAL, SO SAME-SEX MARRIAGES WON'T BEGIN RIGHT AWAY.

THE COMMONWEALTH PASSED THE BAN IN 2006. Return to index of stories...


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AFTER WEEKS OF HIGHER PRICES, THE COST OF PROPANE GAS IS ON ITS WAY DOWN.

PROPANE PRICES HAVE FALLEN FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK.

THE PRICE HAS DROPPED AN AVERAGE OF 24 CENTS A GALLON IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

HOWEVER, WE'VE LEARNED IF THE COLD WEATHER CONTINUES, THE PRICE COULD CLIMB AGAIN.

AN ESTIMATED 5 AND A HALF MILLION HOUSEHOLDS USE PROPANE TO HEAT THEIR HOMES. Return to index of stories...


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ANY MOMENT NOW WE COULD HAVE A VERDICT IN THE SO-CALLED "LOUD-MUSIC" MURDER TRIAL.

THIS MARKS DAY-3 FOR JURY DELIBERATIONS.

MICHAEL DUNN OPENED FIRE ON AN S-U-V FULL OF TEENS IN A GAS STATION PARKING LOT.

THE BIG QUESTION - WAS IT IN SELF-DEFENSE?

ALINA MACHADO REPORTS FROM JACKSONVILLE. Return to index of stories...


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THE FIRST FULL DAY OF DELIBERATIONS IN THE SO-CALLED "LOUD MUSIC" MURDER TRIAL ENDED WITHOUT A VERDICT… AND IT STARTED WITH THIS--

THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURING THE SOUND OF GUNFIRE, THE NIGHT 47-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL DUNN SHOT AND KILLED JORDAN DAVIS AT THIS JACKSONVILLE GAS STATION.

IT WAS THE FIRST OF SEVERAL REQUESTS MADE BY THE JURY THEY WATCHED 20 MINUTES OF FOOTAGE OF THE INCIDENT FROM ALL ANGLES.

"They're definitely being methodical. The fact that they're asking to see things usually, to me, means they're working through every piece of evidence."

"Can you get that dummy with sticks?"

THAT WAS THE JURY'S NEXT REQUEST, REFERRING TO THIS MANEQUIN, USED BY BOTH THE DEFENSE AND THE PROSECUTION, TO SHOW THE TRAJECTORY OF THE BULLETS THROUGH DAVIS' BODY.

THAT REQUEST WAS DENIED.

"We cannot send that back to you as it was a demonstrative exhibit. It was not offered into evidence. Therefore, it cannot be sent back."

"That was a big point on both sides, and I thought Cory Strolla really sort of brought some questions to bear on that science. And he said, 'Look, that's junk science, junk in, junk out.' They might want to test that back in the jury room, but they're not going to be able to do that."

: "This is what an actual jury room looks like inside the courthouse. There's not much in it. There's a tables, there's some chairs. There's even a bathroom. And then when the jury has a request or a question, they'll write it out on a piece of paper, walk over here, push this button, and then hand that request of question to the bailiff."

THE JURY ALSO HAD A QUESTION ABOUT DETAILS OF A LETTER DUNN WROTE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARING HIS VERSION OF EVENTS SURROUNDING THE SHOOTING.

AND THEY ASKED FOR AN EASEL.

"Either they're going to be reenacting what they think is the science, because they asked for that right after the dummy, or maybe they're listing the pros and cons. The fact that there's still a jury and the jury is out, as we like to say, means that this is an arguable case." Return to index of stories...


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ALINA MACHADO REPORTING.

DUNN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND SAYS HE ACTED IN SELF DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


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THEY'VE GRACED THE COVERS OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.NOW THEY'RE GRACING THE SKIES.

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY IS ONE OF THE MODELS FEATURED IN A NEW IN-FLIGHT SAFETY VIDEO BY AIR NEW ZEALAND.

BRINKLEY IS SEEN IN LOS ANGELES.WHILE THE OTHER MODELS ARE SEEN IN THE COOK ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

THAT'S WHERE THE AIRLINE HAS BEEN FLYING TO FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS.

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WE KNOW SOME DOG BREEDS - LIKE LABRADORS - LOVE SWIMMING.

BUT PIGS?

THIS.IS KAMA - THE SURFING PIG

HIS OWNER IN HAWAII FIRST REALIZED KAMA COULD SWIM AFTER HE SLIPPED AND FELL INTO A POOL.

NOW, A MONTH LATER, HE SEEMS TO LOVE EVERY MINUTE IN THE WATER.

HIS OWNER SAYS EVERYWHERE HE GOES HE MAKES PEOPLE LAUGH AND SMILE.

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TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


AHEAD AT ELEVEN.

A TEXAS TEEN TALKS ABOUT HER TERRIFYING FALL.

"I was scared.something was very wrong."

SUFFERING HALF A DOZEN SERIOUS INJURIES, SHE'S NOW ON A RAPID ROAD TO RECOVERY.

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DOCTORS SAY A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS MAKING PROGRESS AFTER SURVIVING A SKY-DIVING ACCIDENT.

HER PARACHUTE DIDN'T FULLY OPEN, AND WHEN SHE FELL FROM ABOUT 35-HUNDRED FEET, SHE SUFFERED INJURIES TO HER SPINE, HER LIVER, HER PELVIS, HER SHOULDER, HER RIBS, AND HER TEETH.

EVEN SO, JENNIFER LINDGREN REPORTS THE GIRL WOULDN'T MIND TRYING IT AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


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Makenzie Wethington

Accident Survivor

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THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

AM SHOWERS THEN CLOUDY, WINDY AND COOL

A cold front is pushing its way through Southwest Florida this morning. There are still just a few showers left to finish clearing the area. After these early morning showers, we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions. Cloud cover will be slowly decreasing through the day. Winds will be coming in from the northwest at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph. Along with the clouds and the wind, the temperatures will struggle to warm to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees this afternoon, feeling cooler with the wind.

For tonight, it is going to be much cooler than what we've been used to lately in Southwest Florida. Temperatures will fall into the mid 40s with lower 40s in the inland colder spots. Sunshine returns to the forecast on Friday with highs in the lower 70s.

Through the weekend, we'll continue with plenty of sunshine and highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s.

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HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


ONE OF RAP MUSIC'S BIGGEST NAMES LASHES OUT AFTER HE CLAIMS HE WAS MIS-TREATED BY THE MEDIA.

AND A POPULAR CABLE SHOW IS APPARENTLY COMING TO AN END.

DAVE STEWART HAS YOUR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


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DRAKE CLAIMS HE'S DONE WITH DOING INTERVIEWS FOR MAGAZINES.

IN A JUST PUBLISHED ARTICLE WITH ROLLING STONE - THE RAPPER IS QUOTED AS CRITICIZING KANYE WEST'S ALBUM YEEZUS.

IN A RANT ON TWITTER - MUCH OF WHICH WAS LATER DELETED - DRAKE CLAIMS HE NEVER SPOKE ON THE RECORD ABOUT THE WORK.

AS A RESULT THE RAPPER NOW SAYS - QUOTE - "I'M DONE DOING INTERVIEWS FOR MAGAZINES. I JUST WANT TO GIVE MY MUSIC TO THE PEOPLE. THAT'S THE ONLY WAY MY MESSAGE GETS ACROSS ACCURATELY."

SIX WEEKS AFTER ALLEGATIONS DEAN MCDERMOTT HAD BEEN CHEATING ON HIS WIFE, TORI SPELLING - PEOPLE MAGAZINE REPORTS THE PAIR ARE KEEPING IN COMMUNICATION.

LAST MONTH IT WAS ANNOUNCED MCDERMOTT HAD ENTERED REHAB FOR QUOTE, HEALTH AND PERSONAL ISSUES.

EARLIER THIS WEEK SPELLING REPORTEDLY VISITED HIM AT THE FACILITY.

THE COUPLE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER SEVEN-YEARS AND HAVE FOUR CHILDREN TOGETHER.

SOME SAD NEWS FOR FAN'S OF "DROP DEAD DIVA" -

LIFETIME ANNOUNCED SEASON SIX OF THE CABLE COMEDIC DRAMA WILL BE ITS LAST.

DROP DEAD DIVA FOLLOWED THE ADVENTURES OF A SUPERFICIAL MODEL WHO DIES AND IS BROUGHT BACK AS A PLUS-SIZED ATTORNEY.

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WANT TO TAKE YOUR LOVER TO THE MOST ROMANTIC CITY IN AMERICA FOR VALENTINES DAY?

WELL YOU MIGHT CONSIDER MOVING TO COLORADO SPRINGS!

FACEBOOK CAME UP WITH A LIST OF THE TOP FIVE MOST ROMANTIC CITIES IN THE U-S.

TO DO THAT.EXPERTS LOOKED AT THE RATE AT WHICH PEOPLE SWITCHED THEIR RELATIONSHIP STATUSES.

FROM SINGLE.TO IN A RELATIONSHIP.DURING A GIVEN MONTH.

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TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


IF YOU'RE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU.

CHECK OUT THIS VIEW.

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WHILE CONSUMERS MAY OPT FOR ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAP PRODUCTS, THE F-D-A NOW SAYS SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS MAY POSE MORE HEALTH RISKS.

AND MANY DOCTORS AGREE.

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JULIE BRIGGS IS AN EVANGELIST FOR HAND-WASHING.

JULIE BRIGGS/CHILD ADVOCATE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

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:44 Yes it's really important. We're very proactive about hand washing, health in

general.

A CHILD ADVOCATE WITH GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, SHE GOES INTO

SCHOOLS AND SPREADS THE WORD TO KIDS-

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ABOUT NOT SPREADING GERMS.

JULIE BRIGGS/CHILD ADVOCATE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

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2:07 After I leave for the next week or so, they're really conscious about really washing

their hands, touching things, and being careful about those germs they're spreading.

WHILE THE FDA SUPPORTS HAND WASHING, THE AGENCY IS QUESTIONING

THE SAFETY OF ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS. CHEMICALS MAY BE INEFFECTIVE

AT BEST AND AT WORST- HARMFUL. THE INGREDIENT TRICLOSAN, FOUND IN

MOST ANTIBACTERIALS IS WHAT'S CAUSING CONCERN. FAMILY DOCTOR MALA

SINGH BELIEVES SOAP AND WATER IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE.

DR. MALA SINGH/FAMILY PRACTITIONER

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5:22 Hand washing with soap I think is better than using anti-bacterial it gives you some

protection- but not all.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

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The FDA is putting antibacterials under the microscope- not to be confused with hand

sanitizers. How can you tell the difference? Sanitizers and wipes are usually alcohol-

based and don't require water. And they don't have heavy-duty chemicals that might be

harmful.

PRODUCT MAKERS WILL HAVE TO PROVE THEIR SAFETY OR RE-FORMULATE

THE SOAPS. EXPERTS FEAR ROUTINE EXPOSURE TO THESE PRODUCTS

ARE CONTRIBUTING TO A SURGE IN DRUG-RESISTANT GERMS THAT HINDER

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.

DR. MALA SINGH/FAMILY PRACTITIONER

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3:10 You have to have some immune response to have anti-bodies triggered up for a fight.

People are constantly using them and it stops responding.

SO THE BEST ADVICE, MAY BE WHAT THESE KIDS ARE LEARNING. TO LATHER

UP AND WASH THE GERMS AWAY- THE OLD SCHOOL WAY. FOR LEE MEMORIAL

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IF YOU'RE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS, IMAGINE THIS.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CLEAN THE WINDOWS -- OF THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD?

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WHEN THEY BUILT THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING - DUBAI'S BURJ KHALIFA - IT WAS COVERED WITH 24,000 SEPARATE PANES OF GLASS.

DIPAK GHAL'S JOB IS KEEPING THEM CLEAN.

"The work is interesting and the view is beautiful, "

DIPAK IS ONE OF AROUND 60 MIGRANT WORKERS - MOSTLY FROM NEPAL, INDIA, AND THE PHILIPPINES - WHO CLEAN WINDOWS HERE.

AND IN THIS DUSTY, DESERT CLIMATE, THERE'S PLENTY OF WORK FOR THEM.

THEY START AT THE TIP TOP - THE 160TH FLOOR - AND RAPPEL THEIR WAY DOWN.

THAT'S MORE THAN 2,700 FEET - NEARLY A KILOMETER.

IT'S CERTAINLY NOT A JOB FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

"We're standing on the 159th floor of the Burj Khalifa. That's about 35 stories higher than most tourists get to go to when they come here. It may not sound that high, but if you come over to the edge, I think you'll change your mind.

DIPAK HAD NEVER SEEN A BUILDING EVEN HALF THIS HEIGHT BEFORE, LET ALONE CLIMBED ONE.

BUT HIS BROTHER SAID HE SHOULD LEAVE KATHMANDU AND GIVE IT A TRY.

SO HE WATCHED SOME VIDEOS. LIKE THIS ONE, WITH TOM CRUISE SWINGING OFF THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

BUT FOR THESE GUYS - THIS IS NO ACTION-MOVIE STUNT.

SAFETY COMES FIRST AND WHILE THEY TRUST THEIR EQUIPMENT.

HARNESSES AND ROPES ARE CHECKED. AND DOUBLE-CHECKED.

AND WINDSPEED IS MEASURED, BECAUSE UP HERE, ONE BIG GUST COULD BE DANGEROUS.

"The wind can toss you around the building right to left. If it's too strong, we don't work that day."

WHEN THE INSPECTIONS ARE DONE, THEY STEP OUT OVER THE EDGE. AND GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.

IT'LL TAKE THEM THREE MONTHS TO CLEAN EVERY WINDOW.

AND THEN THEY START ALL OVER AGAIN.

THE BUILDING'S CONTRACTOR SAYS ROPE ACCESS IS STILL THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO GET THE JOB DONE.

IT'S ALSO A DECENT LIVING.

DIPAK, A NEW RECRUIT, CAN MAKE OVER $600 A MONTH.

MUCH MORE THAN HE'D EARN AS A CONSTRUCTION WORKER BUILDING SKYSCRAPERS LIKE THIS ONE.

My mom always asks me why I do this and says it looks dangerous, HE TELLS ME. She wants me to come back to Nepal and get a regular job. But I tell them, no no no, and I like it and this is a good living.

AND, HE SAYS, JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE.

JON JANSEN, CNN. Return to index of stories...


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NEW AT NOON TEASE


A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS NOW A PRISON INMATE.

TAMMY HALL IS NOW INSIDE A FEDERAL PRISON.

NEXT AT NOON WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT SHE CAN EXPECT WHILE SITTING BEHIND BARS.

PLUS IT'S A MESS AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA REGIONAL AIRPORT.

JUST A DAY AFTER NEARLY 70 FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED,

TODAY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE CRAMMED INSIDE THE TERMINAL LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET OUT OR GET HOME.

A LIVE LOOK AT THE CHAOS.

PLUS ITS ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S BIGGEST PARTIES.

THE EDISON FESTIVAL OF LIGHT GRANDE PARADE IS JUST A DAY AWAY.

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