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BREAKING-CLIP


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FM SHOOTING-trxOC SS FLY LIVE


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW AT ELEVEN.

A SHOOTING LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE HAVE TAPED OFF A CRIME SCENE AT HANSEN STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AROUND 8:20 THIS MORNING.

NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS COVERING THIS STORY FOR US THIS MORNING.

CHARLIE, WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING.? Return to index of stories...


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POLICE HAVE THIS ENTIRE INTERSECTION BLOCKED OFF.

THE CRIME SCENE TEAM IS WORKING AT THIS HOUSE BEHIND ME ON THE SW

CORNER OF HANSON AND CENTRAL.

THE VICTIM'S BODY IS IN THE DRIVEWAY. Return to index of stories...


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POLICE RESPONDED TO GUN SHOTS IN THE AREA ABOUT 8:15 THIS MORNING.

WHEN THEY ARRIVED ON SCENE A MAN WAS DEAD LYING IN THE DRIVEWAY

OF THAT HOUSE.

POLICE ARE CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING AND HAVE BLOCKED OFF THE

NEIGHBORING APARTMENTS WITH CRIME SCENE TAPE.

POLICE ARE NOT RELEASING THE VICTIM'S NAME - AND WE DON'T HAVE ANY

INFORMATION ABOUT POSSIBLE SUSPECTS TO SHARE AT THIS TIME. Return to index of stories...


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POLICE ARE OFFERING A REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOOTING.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL FMPD.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO STAY OUT HERE AND BRING YOU THE LATEST ON THIS

DEVELOPING SITUATION.

IN FM CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


FSU ISSUES-OC EAniBx


IS THE PRESIDENT OF FLORIDA STATE, HEADING NORTH FOR ANOTHER JOB?

RUMORS ARE OUT, THAT F-S-U PRESIDENT ERIC BARRON MAY HEAD TO PENN STATE, AFTER JUST THREE YEARS IN TALLAHASSEE.

NICK CILETTI IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, WORKING HIS SOURCES TO DIG UP MORE INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


FSU ISSUES-NEWSROOM


HEATHER -- THERE'S A LOT DEVELOPING ON THIS ONE.

WE ARE JUST LEARNING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT FSU IS HOLDING AN EMERGENCY MEETING WEDNESDAY.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT'S ABOUT.

SO FAR -- UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS ARE JUST SAYING IT HAS TO DO WITH UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS.

WHAT MAKES THIS EVEN MORE INTERESTING IS THAT PENN STATE IS HOLDING A SPECIAL PRESS CONFERENCE LATER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


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IT'S RUMORED THE SCHOOL WILL ANNOUNCE BARRON AS ITS NEW PRESIDENT AT THAT PRESS CONFERENCE.

THAT IS WHAT A LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN STATE COLLEGE IS REPORTING.

BARRON IS ACTUALLY NO STRANGER TO THE PENN STATE COMMUNITY.

BARRON WAS A FACULTY MEMBER THERE FROM 1986 - 2006.

HE LATER BECAME DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EARTH AND MINERAL SCIENCES.

AND HE RAISED HIS TWO KIDS THERE. Return to index of stories...


FSU ISSUES-NEWSROOM


BARRON CURRENTLY MAKES ROUGHLY 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR AT FSU BEFORE BONUSES.

PENN STATE'S CURRENT PRESIDENT.RODNEY ERICKSON.MAKES 600-THOUSAND A YEAR AND WILL STEP DOWN JUNE 30TH.

ERICKSON TOOK OVER WHEN GRAHAM SPANIER WAS FORCED OUT OF OFFICE IN NOVEMBER OF 2011 DURING THE JERRY SANDUSKY CHILD SEX ABUSE SCANDAL.

I HAVE SEVERAL CALLS INTO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICE.THE BOARD CHAIR.AS WELL AS FSU AND PENN STATE MEDIA RELATIONS.

COUNT ON US TO BREAK THE NEWS AS SOON AS WE GET OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION.

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


RED SOX WORKOUT-trxOC SS EAniBx


RIGHT NOW -- FANS ARE PACKING JETBLUE PARK AS THE REDSOX PITCHERS AND CATCHERS HIT THE FIELDS FOR THE FIRST DAY OF OPEN WORKOUTS. --

AND IT COMES JUST A DAY AFTER A SURPRISING ANNOUNCEMENT.

.FROM STAR PITCHER RYAN DEMPSTER -- SAYING HE WILL NOT BE PLAYING BASEBALL ANYMORE.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH IS LIVE AT JETBLUE PARK -- CLIFTON -- DEMPSTER STILL HAD A YEAR LEFT ON HIS CONTRACT. Return to index of stories...


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RED SOX WORKOUT-(2)SOT VO


SOT: "I Think family comes first -- then baseball and they'll be alright without him."

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Ed Bonini, Fan

SOT:

"Like I told my wife, I thought he took last year off."

BUT NONE OF THIS IS STOPPING FANS FROM PACKING JETBLUE PARK TODAY --

WE EXPECT A FULL WEEK OF EVENTS --

ON THURSDAY THE ENTIRE SQUAD WILL PRACTICE --

AND SATURDAY -- WILL BE THE ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX WORKOUT-REM 2


SPRING TRAINING GAMES START ON THE 27TH -- ALL BUT TWO ARE SOLD OUT.

LIVE AT JBP, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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MORE BASEBALL AS THE MINNESOTA TWINS HIT THE FIELD FOR THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL WORKOUT!

IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

THAT IS WHERE NBC'2S SAM SWEENEY IS RIGHT NOW - ON THE FIELD WITH THE PLAYERS.

SAM HOW'S IT GOING OUT THERE? Return to index of stories...


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AD-LIB SITUATION.

THEY ARE DOING DRILLS AND EXERCISES. FANS WERE HERE EARLY TO GET AUTOGRAPHS. Return to index of stories...


TWINS WORKOUT-VO


ALL FREE AND OPEN TO TEH PUBLIC. PLAYERS HAVE BEEN GREAT WITH THE KIDS.

ONE FAMILY WE SPOKE WITH CAME ALL THE WAY FROM FARGO NORTH DAKOTA! Return to index of stories...


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TAKE SOT

Eric Dodds- Fargo North Dakota

28 Its real exciting were looking forward to another year of baseball. Nolan here plays baseball so we thought we would check out the twins and see how the big leaguers do it. 38

SAM: whats its like for you to see these guys walk out?

Nolan Dodds.

38 its pretty cool to see all the major league players.:43 Return to index of stories...


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LOTS OF FUN OUT HERE FOR THE KIDS WHO HAVE OFF SCHOOL FOR PRESIDENTS DAY.

2 FOR 1. YOU GET TO SEE THE PLAYERS PRACTICE AND GET TO SEE SOME OF THE 48 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF RENOVATIONS HERE AT HAMMOND.

PLAYERS SHOULD BE OUT HERE FOR ANOTHER HOUR OR SO.

LIVE AT HAMMOND SS NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO-WIPE


TODAY LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES HOPE TO TRACK DOWN THE PEOPLE WHO ROBBED A WAFFLE HOUSE.

HERE'S THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

YOU CAN SEE TWO MEN WEARING MASKS.

THEY STORMED THE DINER ALONG PALM BEACH BOULEVARD SUNDAY MORNING.

VICTIMS WERE ROUGHED UP AT GUNPOINT.

THE ROBBERS GRABBED ONE WOMAN'S HAIR AND DEMANDED SHE GIVE THEM CASH. Return to index of stories...


CIRCLE K ROBBERY-VOTOPS


AND GET THIS - ONLY AN HOUR BEFORE, THESE MEN, BOTH - WEARING BLACK MASKS, AND DESCRIBED AS THIN - ROBBED A NORTH FORT MYERS CIRCLE K ON TAMIAMI TRAIL.

THE MEN HAD GUNS - AND IN BOTH CRIMES - THE MEN RAN AWAY.

DEPUTIES HAVE NOT OFFICIALLY LINKING THE TWO.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON EITHER OF THE OVERNIGHT WEEKEND ROBBERIES SUNDAY - PLEASE CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


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JURORS REACH A CONTROVERSIAL DECISION TO THE "LOUD MUSIC" TRIAL IN JACKSONVILLE.

THEY FOUND MICHAEL DUNN GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED MURDER -- BUT JURORS COULDN'T AGREE ON MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES.

TWO THING WE KNOW.

TEENAGER JORDAN DAVIS IS DEAD.

AND A 47-YEAR OLD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER IS HEADING TO PRISON.

RYAN OWENS HAS REACTION FROM THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


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SCRIPT:

NAT -- Best emotion

Rebecca Dunn says she's barely stopped crying since a jury found her father

guilty of three counts of attempted 2nd degree murder over the weekend

SOT -- Rebecca Dunn/Michael Dunn's daughter

"I love him so much. I can't imagine living life without him."

NAT

Reading verdict

After 30 hours of deliberations, The jury deadlocked on the central question

of what happened that November night in 2012. When Dunn fired 10 shots

outside this Jacksonville gas station.

NAT -

"Oh my God! Somebody's shooting"

That question? Did the 47 year old software developer murder 17 year old

Jordan Davis or was it self defense as he claimed on the stand?

SOT - MICHAEL DUNN

"I say you're not gonna kill me you son of a bitch and I shot."

SOT -- Rebecca Dunn/Michael Dunn's daughter

"he is going to protect himself if he sees no other way then to bring out

his gun, than that's what he's gonna do."

Rebecca was there for the start of the trial but had to come home to Iowa

for work.

Her father writes her frequently Like this jailhouse letter last summer--

addressed

LETTER GFX: "hello my darling daughter.Back then, he talked a lot about

the prosecutors in his trial "They know they have such a week case

against me and no chance of winning."

That's not how it turned out. Even without a murder conviction, Dunn will

spend the next 60 years in prison.

SOT -- Lucy McBath/Jordan Davis' mother

19:34:23

"It's sad for Mr. Dunn."

19:34:41

I will pray for him."

For Jordan Davis's parentsA hung jury on murder means a mistrial--and more

heart break. Their son would have turned 19 Sunday.

They provided us these pictures of a birthday party they threw in his honor

SOT -- Lucy McBath/Jordan Davis' mother

"We will continue to stand and we will continue to wait for justice for

Jordan"

Rebecca Dunn has this message for the parents of the teen her father killed.

SOT -- Rebecca Dunn/Michael Dunn's daughter

01:01:06

"I'm so sorry that everything happened the way it did."

01:01:52

"I pray for them that they get through this because I know they're suffering

just like my family is."

outcue:

".justice for jordan" Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-trxOC VO


RYAN OWENS REPORTING.

TRACKING WEATHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW.

IN DETROIT, A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY GOES INTO EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND LASTS UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING.

IN THE NORTHEAST, PEOPLE IN SOME AREAS COULD SEE UP TO A HALF A FOOT OF SNOW.

RIGHT NOW - 11 STATES FROM THE DAKOTAS TO OHIO ARE UNDER WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES. Return to index of stories...


WINTER STORM-SOT VO


MOS William Madison, Pennsylvania Resident

"I HATE IT. I WISH IT WAS DONE."

MOS Morgan Wade, Dover, NH Resident

"THIS IS NOT THE NEW ENGLAND OF MY CHILDHOOD. IT'S A HARSH, FROSTBITTEN

AWFULNESS."

MOS Mike McConnohie, Wisconsin Plow Operator

"IF THIS WINTER DOESN'T BREAK, WE'RE GOING TO START RUNNING OUT. AND IT'S

KIND OF A SCARY SITUATION TO GO THROUGH."

SO FAR - AT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN FORT MYERS RIGHT NOW, JUST TWO CHICAGO FLIGHTS ARE CANCELED AND ONE FROM MILWAUKEE.

CHECK FLIGHTS ANYTIME ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE


YOU WON'T SEE ANY MOVEMENT FROM THE FINANCIAL MARKETS TODAY.

TRADING IS CLOSED FOR BOTH THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE NASDAQ.

INVESTORS ARE TAKING THE DAY OFF IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT'S DAY.

SO TOO ARE STUDENTS IN LEE, COLLIER, AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES.

YOU WON'T GET MAIL TODAY BECAUSE THE POSTAL SERVICE IS TAKING THE DAY OFF.

AND REMEMBER BANKS ARE ALSO CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


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STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS.

A LIVE LOOK NOW AT THE SCENE OF A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN FORT MYERS.

THIS IS AT HANSON STREET AND CENTRAL AVE.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND A MAN LYING IN A DRIVEWAY FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND.

WE HAVE A REPORTER ON SCENE, GATHERING THE LATEST DETAILS.

IN OTHER BIG NEWS TODAY - IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY HEARD - WEDNESDAY'S POWERBALL JACKPOT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST JACKPOTS SO FAR.

DETAILS AHEAD.

PLUS.

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE THOSE SPRING BREAK PLANS.

WE'VE GOT *SOLID INFORMATION THAT WILL SAVE TRAVELERS HUNDREDS, IN SOME CASES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC-2, NEWS AT ELEVEN. Return to index of stories...


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WEATHER IS COMING UP. 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.

"Cool mornings, warmer afternoons"

It was a stunning end to the weekend with blue skies, mild temperatures, and comfortable humidity levels. Our weather will be on cruise control over the next several days, as we track a big warm up through the middle part of the week.

Our President's Day morning will get off to a cool start with thermometer readings in the lower 50s along the urban corridor, with middle and upper 40s across our inland and northern communities. Sunshine will fill our skies from start to finish, while temperatures rebound nicely into the upper70s. Some spots may even touch the 80° mark this afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to enjoy any outdoor plans you may have with pleasant humidity values, as a very dry airmass remains in place.

Tonight, skies will stay mostly clear and by early morning, temperatures won't be quite as cool as they dip into the middle and upper 50s.

With high pressure in control for much of the week, a tranquil pattern will continue to be the theme of the forecast with unseasonably warm weather. Temperatures will warm into the lower 80s Tuesday under mostly sunny skies. As winds take more of an east and southeasterly turn, a warmer and more humid airmass will surge into Southwest Florida. By mid week, daytime highs will warm into the middle 80s with rain prospects less than 20%. By Friday and into the weekend, we'll introduce the chance for a stray shower or two. Return to index of stories...


NO POWERBALL WINNER-VOWIPE


YOU MAY WANT TO GET A LOTTERY TICKET THIS WEEK.

THE JACKPOT FOR WEDNESDAY'S POWERBALL DRAWING IS AN ESTIMATED 400-MILLION-DOLLARS, AFTER NO ONE WON SATURDAY'S 330-MILLION-DOLLAR DRAWING. Return to index of stories...


WA: KIDS HURT SCIENCE EXPLOSION-VOTOPSWIPE


TWO COUSINS IN SEATTLE ARE RECOVERING AFTER AN EXPLOSION SUNDAY AT A HOME.

POLICE SAY THEY WERE WORKING ON A SCIENCE PROJECT.

THE FATHER OF ONE OF THE BOYS SAYS THEY WERE APPARENTLY TRYING TO START A FIRE IN THE FIREPLACE AND MAY HAVE USED ROCKET FUEL FROM THEIR SCHOOL WORK.

THE EXPLOSION BROKE WINDOWS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND SEVERAL HOMEMADE FIREWORKS AND BOTTLE ROCKETS. Return to index of stories...


MD: CO LEAK AT WESTING HOTEL-VOTOPS


SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING AFTER BEING TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL SUNDAY AFTER A CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK AT A BALTIMORE HOTEL.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT EVACUATED THE WESTIN AT THE AIRPORT.

C-O LEVELS INSIDE THE SEVEN STORY BUILDING WERE IN THE DEADLY RANGE.

CARBON MONOXIDE IS A COLORLESS, ODORLESS AND TASTELESS GAS, THAT CAN CAUSE A VARIETY OF SYMPTOMS. Return to index of stories...


CA HOME EXPLOSION-VOTOPS


A HOME IN REDDING, CALIFORNIA WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND SUNDAY AFTER POLICE FOUND 60 POUNDS OF EXPLOSIVES INSIDE.

POLICE FOUND THE EXPLOSIVES AFTER THE OWNER OF THE HOME ACCIDENTALLY BLEW OFF HIS HAND.

ABOUT 50 HOMES IN THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD WERE EVACUATED AS A PRECAUTION.

THE HOMEOWNER HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


CA: RECORD CONCRETE POUR-VOTOPS


A CONSTRUCTION SITE IN LOS ANGELES SETS A NEW WORLD-RECORD FOR CONCRETE POURING.

IT HAPPENED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, AS CREWS SET THE FOUNDATION FOR A FUTURE HIGH-RISE BUILDING.

MORE THAN 200 TRUCKS MADE MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND TRIPS OVER THE WEEKEND, BRINGING LOAD AFTER LOAD OF CONCRETE TO CREATE A SLAB 18-FEET THICK.

IT ADDS UP TO 84-MILLION POUNDS OF CONCRETE. Return to index of stories...


LA: MARDI GRAS AHEAD-VOTOPSWIPE


MARDI GRAS IS WELL UNDERWAY IN NEW ORLEANS. JUST MORE THAN TWO WEEKS UNTIL FAT TUESDAY.

THREE PARADES ROLLED IN AND AROUND THE CITY SUNDAY.

SURROUNDING CITIES WILL HOST PARADES ALMOST EVERY NIGHT UNTIL MARDI GRAS DAY.

THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY ENDS AT MIDNIGHT FAT TUESDAY-- SIGNALING THE BEGINNING OF LENT. Return to index of stories...


NKOREA HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT-trxVO


THE UNITED NATIONS RELEASES A DETAILED REPORT THAT FINDS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY HAVE BEEN COMMITTED IN NORTH KOREA.

THE YEAR-LONG INVESTIGATION INCLUDED TESTIMONY FROM HUNDREDS OF NORTH KOREANS WHO REPORT ACCOUNTS OF TORTURE, EXECUTION AND STARVATION.

PYONGYANG REFUSED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INQUIRY AND SAYS TODAY - THE REPORT WAS FABRICATED. Return to index of stories...


VENEZUELA BOOTS US DIPLOMATS-VOTOPS


VENEZUELA HAS ORDERED THREE U-S DIPLOMATS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.

VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO ACCUSES THEM OF CONSPIRING AGAINST HIS GOVERNMENT.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT RISING TENSIONS IN VENEZUELA.

THREE ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS DIED IN CLASHES LAST WEEK IN CARACAS. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH AFRICA TRAPPED MINERS-VOTOPS


RESCUE WORKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA HAVE STARTED TO LIFT TRAPPED MINERS TO THE SURFACE AFTER MORE THAN 200 ILLEGAL MINERS WERE TRAPPED IN AN ABANDONED GOLD MINE.

NO INJURIES OR CASUALTIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT HELPED REMOVE THE BOULDER BLOCKING THE MINE SHAFT. Return to index of stories...


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BOOK YOUR SPRING BREAK TRIPS TODAY.

THAT COMES FROM TRAVEL WEBSITE "HIPMUNK", WHICH REPORTS AIRFARES WILL JUMP AFTER TODAY. BY ABOUT 12 PERCENT.

AND IF YOU WAIT UNTIL MARCH, YOU COULD SHELL OUT "53-PERCENT MORE" THAN IF YOU BOOK TODAY.

THE SITE'S ALSO PINPOINTED FIVE SPRING BREAK HOT SPOTS THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU A BREAK ON AIRFARE.

LAS VEGAS, SAN DIEGO, NEW YORK CITY, MIAMI, AND PUERTO RICO. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT'S DAY SALES-VOTOPSWIPE


PRESIDENT'S DAY SALES ARE IN FULL SWING.

FAT-WALLET DOT COM - REPORTS - IT'S A KICKOFF FOR WINTER CLEARANCE - AND YOU'RE EXPECTED TO FIND SOME OF THE DEEPEST DISCOUNTS OF THE YEAR ON APPLIANCES AND HOME FURNISHINGS. ALONG WITH OUTERWEAR AND CLOTHING.

AND. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ELECTRONICS, YOU'LL FIND DEALS ON LAST YEAR'S MODELS OF H-D-T-V'S, LAPTOPS, AND CAMERAS. Return to index of stories...


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IF YOU NOTICE GAS PRICES GOING UP - THAT'S DUE TO GULF COAST REFINERY MAINTENANCE, UNDERWAY.

SOUTHEAST PUMP PRICES JUMPED AS A WHOLE LAST WEEK AND THE NATION'S AVERAGE FOR A GALLON OF REGULAR GAS CLIMBED 7 CENTS FROM A WEEK AGO.

HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WE'RE PAYING $3.43 ON AVERAGE FOR REGULAR UNLEADED.

IN FLORIDA IT'S $3.39.

AND NATIONWIDE IT'S $3.35. Return to index of stories...


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AHEAD AT ELEVEN.

A STUNNING ADMISSION BY A SUSPECTED MURDERER.

A WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN SHE MET ON CRAIGSLIST SAYS SHE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR A KILLING SPREE LASTING YEARS, AND SPANNING THE COUNTRY.

DETAILS RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


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CRAIGSLIST SATAN KILLER-trxVO IN PLASMA


POLICE SAY A NEWLYWED COUPLE JUST WANTED TO KILL SOMEONE TOGETHER.

NOW, MONTHS LATER, ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING A MAN SHE MET THROUGH CRAIGSLIST SAYS SHE HAS KILLED DOZENS OF OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


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-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

A WOMAN ACCUSED OF LURING A MAN TO HIS DEATH SAYS SHE'S KILLED DOZENS OF TIMES BEFORE.

"I said, 'What's the actual number,' and she said, 'Under 100.'"

FRANCIS SCARCELLA -- A REPORTER FOR THE DAILY ITEM IN SUNBURY, PENNSYLVANIA -- FINALLY GOT HIS JAILHOUSE INTERVIEW WITH MIRANDA BARBOUR ON FRIDAY.

HE SAYS BARBOUR FLOORED HIM WITH CLAIMS OF KILLING DOZENS OF PEOPLE, STARTING WHEN SHE WAS JUST 13 YEARS OLD -- WITH VICTIMS IN ALASKA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, AND NORTH CAROLINA.

"I said, 'Miranda, as you sit here, do you have any remorse whatsoever,' and she said, 'None.'"

THE NOW 19-YEAR-OLD BARBOUR AND HER HUSBAND HAVE ENTERED NOT-GUILTY PLEAS IN A SEPARATE CASE.

POLICE SAY THE NEWLYWED BARBOURS JUST WANTED TO KILL SOMEONE TOGETHER, SO THEY FOUND 42-YEAR-OLD TROY LaFERRARA THROUGH A "COMPANIONSHIP" AD ON CRAIGSLIST.

IN NOVEMBER, LaFERRARA'S BODY WAS FOUND IN THE BACKYARD OF A HOME IN SUNBURY.

POLICE SAY HE HAD BEEN STRANGLED AND STABBED 20 TIMES.

THE LAST NUMBER DIALED FROM HIS CELL PHONE LED POLICE TO THE BARBOURS.

SCARCELLA SAYS BARBOUR CLAIMS TO HAVE KILLED THOSE THE SELF-PROCLAIMED SATANIST CONSIDERED "BAD PEOPLE."

SHE CLAIMS TO HAVE KILLED FEWER THAN ONE-HUNDRED, HAVING STOPPED COUNTING AT 22.

"You can take all of everything else that she said in the interview and you can take all of the numbers she threw around and all of that out, but the more-surprising thing to me would be the fact that she said that if she got out, she would do it again."

WHETHER BARBOUR'S CLAIMS OF KILLING DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY TRUE, IT'S HARD TO SAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'RE LOOKING INTO IT.

I'M ANDREW SPENCER, REPORTING. Return to index of stories...


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NEXT ON THE NEWS AT ELEVEN.

NEW DETAILS TODAY ABOUT THE MAN WHO HIJACKED A PLANE BOUND FOR ITALY.

AND BRINGING YOU THE LATEST FROM SOCHI - A DELAY FOR ONE ACTION SPORT, WHILE THE U-S GOES FOR BIG-AIR AND SPEED IN THE QUEST FOR GOLD. Return to index of stories...


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FM HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION-trxOC SS VO


NBC2 ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING - AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY AFTER A MAN IS KILLED IN A SHOOTING IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE TAPED OFF A CRIME SCENE AT HANSEN STREET AND CENTRAL AVENUE.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AROUND 8:20 THIS MORNING NEAR THE PALMS APARTMENT HOMES.

WHEN POLICE GOT TO THE SCENE, THEY FOUND A MAN, IN THE DRIVEWAY OF 24-HUNDRED HANSEN STREET.

POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED THE IDENTITY OF THE MAN AND HAVE NOT RELEASED ANY SUSPECT INFORMATION.

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AN NBC2 UPDATE NOW -

AT LEAST TWO OLYMPIC EVENTS WERE CALLED OFF TODAY BECAUSE OF HEAVY FOG.

THE OLYMPIC MEN'S SNOWBOARD CROSS FINALS ARE NOW POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW.

THE MEN'S BIATHLON MASS START RACE, THAT ALREADY CARRIED OVER FROM SUNDAY, WAS ALSO POSTPONED

MEANWHILE, NBC'S DAVE WAGNER IS IN SOCHI WHERE BIG AIR, BOBSLEDDING, AND BOARDING TAKE CENTER STAGE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


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THE RACE FOR MEDALS IN THE TWO MAN BOBSLED CONTINUES TODAY.

THE AMERICAN TEAM IN THIRD -- WITH TWO RUNS LEFT.

"Give it everything we got and lay it on the line and see what happens."

BIG AIR. IS A BIG PART OF THE MEDAL RUN TODAY.

TEAM U-S-A LOOKING TO LEAP TO THE PODIUM IN THE MEN'S AERIALS. SNOWBOARD CROSS. AND TEAM SKI JUMP COMPETITIONS.

AFTER 4 DAYS WITHOUT A GAME -- AND SOME SERIOUS PRACTICE TIME AFTER A LOSS TO CANADA.

THE U-S WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM TAKES ON SWEDEN IN THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT.

"Sweden is a tough team to play against, you know they are physical, and have great goaltending, and so we just have to use our speed, and just play our game and you know, we can beat anybody when we do that."

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE'S ANYBODY WHO CAN BEAT AMERICAN ICE DANCERS MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE.

THE PAIR SET A NEW WORLD RECORD WITH THEIR SCORE IN THE SHORT PROGRAM.

AND THEY'VE SELECTED SPECIAL MUSIC MUSIC FOR TONIGHT'S FREE DANCE.

"It's a wonderful classical piece of music by Rimsky-Korsakov. He was a Russian composer himself, so it's fitting that we're here in the Olympics in Russia."

HOPEFUL THEIR FINAL WALTZ OF THESE WINTER GAMES WILL END ON. A GOLDEN NOTE.

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


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NOW TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES MEDAL COUNT.

THIS IS YOUR WARNING, WE ARE ABOUT TO START THE MUSIC AND SHOW YOU THE RESULTS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM, NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN AWAY.

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WE'RE GETTING NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ABOUT A HIJACKING OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED IN ETHIOPIA, AND WAS BOUND FOR ROME, AND WE'RE LEARNING IT WAS THE FLIGHT'S CO-PILOT THAT HIJACKED THE PLANE.

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SCRIPT:

SOT Robert Deillon / Geneva Airport

"An aircraft from the Ethiopian Airlines wanted to land in Geneva first to

fuel, but then we have, uh realized it was not only to fuel."

IT STARTED IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT-IN THE SKIES ABOVE ITALY

AROUND 12:30 AM MONDAY LOCAL TIME. THE FLIGHT HAD TAKEN OFF FROM THE

ETHIOPIAN CAPITOL OF ADDIS ABABA -TO ROME-WHEN SUDDENLY THE PLANE'S

TRANSPONDER APPARENTLY STARTED SQUAWKING "7500"-THE WORLDWIDE DISTRESS CODE

FOR A FLIGHT THAT IS BEING HIJACKED.

THE ALLEGED HIJACKER IT TURNS OUT-- THE PLANE'S CO-PILOT-- AN ETHIOPIAN MAN

IN HIS EARLY 30'S-HE REPORTEDLY TOOK CONTROL OF THE PLANE WHEN THE PILOT WAS

IN THE BATHROOM AND LOCKED HIMSELF IN THE COCKPIT. TELLING AIR TRAFFIC

CONTROL HE WANTED TO LAND IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND.

Source: LiveATC.net

0118 Air Traffic Control: We're still trying to have a response from the

Swiss authorities about your request.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE HIJACKED PLANE ON THIS LIVE AIR TRAFFIC WEBSITE-IT

CIRCLED BACK AND FORTH OVER GENEVA.THE CO-PILOT-- APPARENTLY UNAPPROVED

FOR LANDING-

HE TELLS CONTROLLERS THE PLANE IS RUNNING OUT OF FUEL WITH OVER 200

PASSENGERS AND CREW ON BOARD.

Source: LiveATC.net

1307: Co-Pilot: Fuel remaining is now 20 minutes.

FINALLY, AT AROUND 6:00 GENEVA TIME THE FLIGHT LANDS SAFELY.PASSENGERS

SEEN HERE EXITING THE PLANE HANDS OVER THEIR HEADS, BUT UNHARMED.

THE CO-PILOT APPARENTLY EXITING THROUGH THIS OPEN COCKPIT WINDOW POSSIBLY

DOWN THE ROPE SEEN IN THIS PICTURE. THAT'S WHEN POLICE ARRESTED HIM. THEY

NOW SAY HE DEMANDED ASYLUM BECAUSE HE FELT THREATENED IN HIS HOME COUNTRY.

IF CHARGED AND CONVICTED IN THE HIJACKING, HE COULD FACE UP TO 20 YEARS IN

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TERRY MORAN REPORTING.

RESCUE TEAMS IN COLORADO HAVE RECOVERED TWO BODIES AFTER AN AVALANCHE OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE SLIDE HAPPENED SATURDAY NEAR ASPEN.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE TWO WERE PART A TEAM OF SEVEN SKIING THE BACKCOUNTRY.

THIS IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF DEADLY AVALANCHES IN THE STATE. Return to index of stories...


ID: FAMILIES WALK 9 MILES THRU SNOW-VO


TWO FATHERS AND THEIR THREE CHILDREN ARE SAFE -- AFTER AN OFF-ROAD TRIP TOOK A DANGEROUS TURN.

THE MEMBERS OF THE TWO FAMILIES HAD GONE MISSING, AFTER THEIR S-U-V BECAME TRAPPED IN A SNOWBANK.

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"What'd you think when you heard 19 miles?"

"Oh, my gosh! I was like, 'With three kids, that's crazy,' so that's just a monumental task for anything, especially, you know, an eight-year-old, a 10-year-old and a seven-year-old."

THE GROUP DROVE INTO A SNOW BANK IN AN EXTREMELY RURAL AREA - AND AFTER SPENDING SATURDAY NIGHT IN THEIR S-U-V, THE TWO MEN AND THREE KIDS STARTED THEIR 19-MILE WALK, SUNDAY MORNING.

ALL OF THEM ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


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MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER ARE VACATIONING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE.

FLORIDA'S LEADING TOURISM AGENCY -VISIT FLORIDA-- HAS RELEASED NEW NUMBERS.

NEARLY 95 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED THE STATE LAST YEAR.

THATS UP FOUR MILLION FROM 2012.

LEE COUNTY TOURISM EXPERTS SAY LOCAL HOTEL OWNERS ARE SEEING BIG PROFITS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO IMPACT FEES-ONCAM


HAPPENING THIS WEEK - LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL TALK about THE FUTURE OF IMPACT FEES.

THE FEES ARE IMPOSED ON ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION OF HOMES OR BUILDINGS IN LEE COUNTY.

THE MONEY IS USED TO BUILD SCHOOLS AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN GROWING COMMUNITIES.

LAST YEAR - COMMISSIONERS AGREED TO LOWER THE IMPACT FEEs BY 80 PERCENT - AND STAFF FOUND THE NUMBER OF PERMITS TO BUILD HOMES NEARLY DOUBLED FROM THE YEAR BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


2020 LAND-OTS ONCAM


TOMORROW, LEE COUNTY LEADERS WILL LOOK AT BUYING 50 ACRES OF PINE ISLAND PROPERTY.

THE TRACT OF LAND WOULD COST 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND BE LABELED AS CONSERVATION 20-20 LAND.

THAT MEANS IT WOULD BE PRESERVED FROM BUILDING OR DEVELOPMENT. Return to index of stories...


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NOW TO A DELIVERY ROOM SURPRISE THAT STUNNED A MISSISSIPPI COUPLE, AND THEIR DOCTOR.

KIMBERLY FUGATE GAVE BIRTH TO IDENTICAL QUADRUPLETS -- SOMETHING THAT IS EXTREMELY RARE.

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SCRIPT:

From the very start of her pregnancy Kimberly Fugate learned to expect the

unexpectedwhile expecting.

SOT -- Kimberly Fugate

"It's one surprise after another."

Not only was the 42-year-old's pregnancy unplanned to begin withshe also

delivered 3 months earlyafter the initial surprise from doctors: that she

was having triplets!!

And it doesn't end there the doctors told her. as they were performing the

C-section. that they had gotten the number of babies wrong.

SOT -- Kimberly Fugate

"Well they had delivered three babies and I heard them say extra feet and I

was like no. So it was really a shock."

That's right. four baby girls - all relatively healthy considering they were

born at just 28 weeks. Doctors say it's very unusual that they were

conceived without medical intervention and even more so that all four girls

are identical.

SOT Dr. James Bofill/UMC, Maternal Fetal Medicine Professor

"The chances of having identical quadruplets. It's almost incalculable."

1 in 13 million to be exact - with only 60 cases documented in medical

history.

The newborns -- Kenleigh, Kristen, Kayleigh and Kelsey will remain at the

University of Mississippi Medical Center as their lungs continue to develop.

Mom is staying close by at the Ronald McDonald House.

SOT -- Kimberly Fugate

"I haven't been able to hold them yet, so it will be very exciting to get to

take them home and love them."

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LINDSAY DAVIS REPORTING.

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE TURNING TO MEDICINE TO HELP THEM HAVE CHILDREN.

A NEW REPORT SAYS AS MANY AS TWO-PERCENT OF ALL BABIES BORN IN THE U-S ARE CONCEIVED WITH ADVANCED FERTILITY HELP.

IN 2012, A RECORD NEARING 62-THOUSAND BABIES WERE BORN WITH THE HELP OF IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION OR "I-V-F." Return to index of stories...


COMPUTER ADHD HELP-VOTOPS


A COMPUTER PROGRAM COULD HELP KIDS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, OR A-D-H-D.

DOCTORS AT TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER IN BOSTON SAY A COMPUTER PROGRAM CALLED "NEUROFEEDBACK" TRAINS USERS TO CHANGE THEIR BRAINWAVE PATTERNS IN WAYS THAT CAN IMPROVE THEIR ATTENTION AND FOCUS.

STUDENTS WHO USED THE PROGRAM IN A STUDY WERE FOUND TO HAVE BETTER ATTENTION SKILLS 6 MONTHS LATER. Return to index of stories...


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THE TOY INDUSTRY NEVER RESTS.

.TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WILL BE THIS YEAR'S BIG HIT UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

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FOR THE TOY INDUSTRY - IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO THINK ABOUT THE HOT NEW ITEMS FOR 20-14!

AT LEAST, THAT'S THE MENTALITY AT THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR IN NEW YORK.

TARA LYNN WAGNER TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES TO A TOY-LOVER'S PARADISE! Return to index of stories...


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--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

MOVE OVER, ELVES. THERE'S A NEW TOY MAKER IN TOWN. MORE THAN A THOUSAND OF THEM -- SHOWING OFF THEIR LATEST INNOVATIONS AT THE 111TH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR.

INSIDE THE JAVITS CENTER, TOYS FOR ALL AGES IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, ENOUGH TO FILL 7 FOOTBALL FIELDS. AMONG THE BIG TRENDS THIS YEAR, TOYS THAT INTERACT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET -- SMARTPHONE OR TABLET NOT INCLUDED

You have toys that you can play offline with but you can also connect to your iPad and respond to the surge in technology.

I like to talk to anyone about really anything.

TAKE WIKIBEAR -- A BLUE TOOTH ENABLED CONVERSATIONAL SMART TOY.

It learns about you. It learns your likes and dislikes. If you were sick yesterday and you told it it will ask you if you are feeling better the next day.

NOT THAT ALL TOYS NEED TO BE HIGH TECH. RETRO TOYS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK -- SOMETIMES WITH A TWIST, LIKE THE NEW LIGHT BRIGHT. AND THEN THERE ARE TRENDS THAT DON'T REQUIRE BATTERIES BUT RUN ON IMAGINATION.

I don't know if it's a trend. 20 years ago people were crafting, playing with glitter, they were coloring. I think it's just a fundamental element of play that will be around forever.

Someday all the snow will be gone and when that day comes, there are lots of innovations for out door fun as well.

FROM SLACK LINES THAT TEST YOUR BALANCE AND WORK YOUR CORE TO THE Y FLICKER 3 WHEELED SCOOTER THAT YOU PROPEL WITH YOUR HIPS, NOT YOUR FEET.

The one you were on has special flex technology that allows you to curve and drift and do cool 360s.

AWARDS LIKE "TOY OF THE YEAR" ARE GIVEN OUT BEFORE THE 4-DAY SHOW BEGINS.

BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS -- WHAT WILL BE THE MUST-HAVE ITEM IN DECEMBER?

The ultimate decision is made by the kids and we find out at the holidays.

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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.

"Cool mornings, warmer afternoons"

It was a stunning end to the weekend with blue skies, mild temperatures, and comfortable humidity levels. Our weather will be on cruise control over the next several days, as we track a big warm up through the middle part of the week.

Our President's Day morning will get off to a cool start with thermometer readings in the lower 50s along the urban corridor, with middle and upper 40s across our inland and northern communities. Sunshine will fill our skies from start to finish, while temperatures rebound nicely into the upper70s. Some spots may even touch the 80° mark this afternoon. It should be a beautiful day to enjoy any outdoor plans you may have with pleasant humidity values, as a very dry airmass remains in place.

Tonight, skies will stay mostly clear and by early morning, temperatures won't be quite as cool as they dip into the middle and upper 50s.

With high pressure in control for much of the week, a tranquil pattern will continue to be the theme of the forecast with unseasonably warm weather. Temperatures will warm into the lower 80s Tuesday under mostly sunny skies. As winds take more of an east and southeasterly turn, a warmer and more humid airmass will surge into Southwest Florida. By mid week, daytime highs will warm into the middle 80s with rain prospects less than 20%. By Friday and into the weekend, we'll introduce the chance for a stray shower or two. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON PREMIER-trxVO IN TC MON


MORE PEOPLE HAVE WALKED ON THE MOON THAN HOSTED "THE TONIGHT SHOW".

SO TONIGHT MARKS A HISTORIC MOMENT FOR N-B-C AS JIMMY FALLON BECOMES THE 6TH HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW" IN 60 YEARS.

MARK BARGER SAT DOWN WITH JIMMY AND HIS PREDECESSOR JAY LENO TO TALK ABOUT PASSING ON THE SHOW TO A NEW GENERATION. Return to index of stories...


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"Meet the parents. They're going to meet me."

"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" WAS HIS START.

"LATE NIGHT" WAS HIS WARMUP.

"New host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon"

NOW, JIMMY FALLON'S REALLY CENTER STAGE.

"It doesn't get bigger than 'The Tonight Show'. This is the job of your lifetime."

"Do you feel pressure?"

"Uhhh. A little pressure. More excitement and I don't want to ruin something that means so much. I don't wanna screw it up."

FALLON'S "TONIGHT SHOW" PREDECESSOR IS CONFIDENT HE WON'T.

"The people that make the best hosts are the ones who've actually had contact with an audience, like Jimmy. A lot of guys have come from radio or something and they do these things and they don't have that, they don't make that connection."

FALLON ALREADY HAS A CONNECTION TO THE SHOW'S PAST. HIS BRAND NEW SET WILL BE IN THE SAME 30 ROCK STUDIO WHERE THE "TONIGHT SHOW" SPENT ITS FIRST TWO DECADES.

"The set is gorgeous. It's a work of art, it's beautiful. It's classy it's glamorous. Everything that New York City is."

IN FACT, ONE OF NEW YORK'S OWN GAVE FALLON COUNSEL ABOUT HIS NEW JOB.

"I was talking to Seinfeld about this and he goes, you sure you want this? You know you do this til you die! This is the pope job. You're gonna do this, you want this, the rest of your life. you're gonna do this job. It's up to you!! "

FALLON'S "TONIGHT SHOW" PAPACY IS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

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


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


A BIG STORY ON EVERYONE'S RADAR TODAY.

A SNAKE-HANDLING PASTOR, FAMOUS FOR HIS SHOW ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, IS DEAD AFTER ONE OF HIS VENOMOUS REPTILES BIT HIM.

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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


RAPID RESPONSE TIME IS ESSENTIAL FOR PEOPLE HAVING A HEART ATTACK.

BUT OFTEN, PEOPLE GO TO THE HOSPITAL UNSURE WHETHER THE CHEST PAIN IS A SIGN OF SOMETHING SERIOUS.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER TELLS US ABOUT A NEW PROGRAM, SPEEDING UP ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


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CHEST PAINS- A CLASSIC RED FLAG OF A HEART PROBLEM. WHEN IT LEADS

SOMEONE TO THE HOSPITAL, A PROCESS QUICKLY UNFOLDS TO DETERMINE

WHETHER THE PATIENT IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK.

CINDY BROWN/VP PATIENT CARE SERVICES

RUNS:

2:42 As soon as you arrive say you have chest pain, within 15 minutes we need to have an

EKG and have a physician look at it.

A SPEEDY PROCESS: IN CASES OF ACUTE HEART ATTACK- THE PATIENT MOVES ON TO

EMERGENCY TREATMENT. WHEN IT'S NOT A HEART ATTACK IN PROCESS- PATIENTS

STILL NEED TO FIND OUT WHETHER THEIR CHEST PAIN IS CARDIAC-RELATED. THAT'S

WHERE THE SYSTEM SLOWED.

CINDY BROWN/VP PATIENT CARE SERVICES

RUNS:

:30 It could take up to 36 hours- a day and a half, to go through all the diagnostic tests and

everything that needed to be done.

TO FAST TRACK TESTING, LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM PUT DESIGNATED CHEST

PAIN UNITS WITHIN HEALTHPARK, GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER AND CAPE CORAL

HOSPITAL.

2-SHOT CINDY & AMY

RUNSL

10:07 I think we're on the front end of a trend…

USING THE LATEST PROTOCOLS, PATIENTS ARE CARED FOR BY A TEAM DEVOTED TO

CHEST PAIN.

MELISSA GILLIAM/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

RUNS:

:29 We actually help look for those patients- we have an ER tracker where were able to

look at their chief complaints then we're able to tell if they're appropriate for our program.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

This is where they get answers. The sole purpose is to run the initial tests to determine

whether a patient has a heart issue. With everything in one place, the process moves

like clockwork.

CINDY BROWN/VP PATIENT CARE SERVICES

RUNS:

4:54 We do what's called point-of-care testing which means we're able to draw your

blood and determine whether or not the blood work shows you might have had a heart

attack. That used to take about an hour to get the results, we're able to get them now in 15

minutes.

PATIENTS GET THEIR OWN ROOM FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR TESTING.

THE STREAMLINED APPROACH- SHAVES BOTH DOWNTIME AND WORRY.

MELISSA GILLIAM/PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

RUNS:

3:06 Their anxiety is less, they're happy, the family is happy because they're not having to

stress.

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


SNAKE PASTOR DEAD-VO PLASMA


A KENTUCKY PASTOR,

KNOWN FOR HIS USE OF POISONOUS SNAKES IN HIS RELIGIOUS SERVICE IS DEAD.

JAMIE COOTS STARRED IN THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC REALITY SHOW "SNAKE SALVATION".

HE DIED SATURDAY AFTER HE WAS BITTEN BY A SNAKE DURING SERVICE.

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THIS SMALL CHURCH ON EVANS DRIVE IN MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY THE FULL GOSPEL TABERNACLE IN JESUS NAME IS WHERE PASTOR JAMIE COOTS STAR OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S SNAKE SALVATION WOULD LEAD HIS CONGREGATION IN SERVICE HANDLING POISONOUS SNAKES.

SATURDAY WOULD BE THE LAST SERVICE FOR PASTOR COOTS.

He was standing over the pulpit, I was standing on the other side and I just seen him drop the snakes.

PASTOR COOTS' SON CODY SAYS HIS FATHER HAD BEEN BITTEN BEFORE. EIGHT TIMES BEFORE SO HE DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY WORRY ABOUT BITE NUMBER NINE.

I thought, its just like any other services. Somebody got bit. They'll go home, they're gonna suffer. Anytime you lose your daddy or mommy, you never see it coming.

I was standing right beside him when it happened. I could have reached over and picked the snakes up out of his hands.

MIDDLEBORO'S POLICE SAY THE SNAKE BITE PASTOR COOTS ON HIS RIGHT HAND. OFFICERS ALSO SAY MEDICAL TREATMENT WAS ALSO REFUSED.

He didn't believe in going to the doctor for a snake bite. He would go for anything else but not a snake bite.

I would rather seen him go out with a snake bite then laying under a bridge with a needle in his arm.

WHILE MANY ONLY KNOW COOTS FOR HIS WORK WITH SNAKES, THOSE WHO WALKED THROUGH THESE DOORS EVER WEEK SAY THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO HIM.

They don't about going and visiting the elders, his sisters and brothers, praying for them. They don't know about him going and talking to all these people at all these stores. They don't know that man. All they know is what they seen.

What I will miss most is going snake hunting with him. That was father son time. That was our bonding time. We'd go snake hunting together.

PASTOR COOTS' 21-YEAR-OLD SON CODY SAYS HE'S PREPARED TO TAKE OVER HIS FATHER'S CHURCH AND WILL CARRY OUT HIS FATHER'S WISHES BY CONTINUING TO HAVE SNAKES PRESENT AT EVERY SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2-SHOT


NBC2 FOLLOWING THE BIG STORIES TODAY -

AHEAD ON THE NEWS AT NOON -

A NEW ERA FOR EDISON STATE COLLEGE SPORTS IS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

NBC2 IS LIVE AT NOON WITH THE DETAILS BEHIND THE NEW FACE OF THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM AND HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.

CALLING IT QUITS.

A STAR PITCHER FOR THE BOSTON REDSOX HANGS UP HIS CLEATS.

MEANTIME, FANS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO JETBLUE PARK AND HAMMOND STADIUM.

NBC2 IS ON SPRING TRAINING PATROL!

"He was gurgling he had constricted pupils."

GIVING LAW ENFORCEMENT A CHANCE TO SAVE LIVES, BECAUSE OF A DEADLY TREND.

THE DRUG THEY CAN NOW GIVE, TO STOP A HERION OVERDOSE.

AND A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO GET OUTDOORS!

HOW LONG THE GORGEOUS WEATHER WILL LAST.

YOUR NBC2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST IS HEADED YOUR WAY. Return to index of stories...


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