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HEADLINE OPEN TZ3 A) OBESITY REPORT-VOTOPS
HL1) ALVA FIRE-trxVOTOPS TZ3 B) 10 MILLION DOLLAR GOLD FIND-SOTVO
HL2) HARBORSIDE CRA-trxVOTOPS CP CASE: HANLON IN COURT-trxSS
HL3) INVASIVE SPECIES-trxVOTOPS TS ALVA FIRE-trxSSTOPS VO
BREAKING-CLIP TS OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS
HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-trxOC EAniBx TS BONITA ANNEX-VOTOPS
HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-LIVE U NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-VO(backup) AFGHAN TROOP WITHDRAWAL-OTS ONCAM
HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-SOT(backup) AFGHAN TROOP WITHDRAWAL-PKG
HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-LIVE U RUSSIA TROOP READINESS-trxONCAM
ALVA FIRE-trxVOTOPS OC UKRAINE RIOT POLICE DISBANDED-OC-TRX-SATLIVELOOK-V
ALVA FIRE-live u AIR MARSHALL REDUCTION-VO
ALVA FIRE-VO CA: SEX ASSAULT SUSPECT-trxVO
ALVA FIRE-SOT MO: OVERNIGHT EXECUTION-VO
ALVA FIRE-REM BITCOIN SITE SHUT DOWN-trxVO
HOME INVASIONS-trxOC SS VO AZ GAY RIGHTS-TRX-OC-VO
HOME INVASIONS-SOT VO AZ GAY RIGHTS-SOTVO
NAPLES HOME INVASION-VO SS OBESITY REPORT-trxONCAM
DISTRICT 19 MEDICAL MARIJUANA-trxOC SOT OC OBESITY REPORT-PKG
PRES OBAMA GOES TO MN-OC VO OBESITY REPORT-ONCAM
OK: DISPATCHER SMOKES POT ON THE JOB-trxVOTOPS TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
DOGS TAKE CAR ON JOYRIDE-VOTOPS TZ4 A) 4 FOOT LIZARD-VOWIPE
GMA: NY SIDEWALK BABY-trxVOTOPS OC TZ4 B) 10 MILLION GOLD FIND-VOTOPS
GMA: NY SIDEWALK BABY-PKG WEATHER TEASE-STC
DELTA FREQUENT FLYER CHANGES-VO FL: 4 FOOT INVASIVE LIZARD-trxVO IN PLASMA
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-OC-LIVE FL: 4 FOOT INVASIVE LIZARD-PKG
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER-CLIP
TZ1 A) CA TEEN CLIFF FALL-VO WEATHER-WX WALL
TZ1 B) FL RESTAURANT OBAMACARE-VOTOPS $10M GOLD COIN DISCOVERY-trxVO IN TC
WEATHER-STC $10M GOLD COIN DISCOVERY-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP $10M GOLD COIN DISCOVERY-ONCAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL INDIA: LEOPARD ON THE LOOSE-trxVOTOPS
MA: HERNANDEZ JAIL FIGHT-VO TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
CA: TEEN FALLS SURVIVES-VOTOPS TZ5 A) NY CASTLE SHOOTING-VO
FL: RESTAURANT OBAMACARE-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
FL: RESTAURANT OBAMACARE-(2)SOT VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT-VOTOPS NY CASTLE SHOOTING-trxVOTOPS OC
TORONTO DOC SENTENCED-VOTOPS NY CASTLE SHOOTING-PKG
GENIE GARAGE DOOR OPENERS-trxVIDBOX TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK
APPLE iOS UPDATE-VOTOPSWIPE NEW AT NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK
TEASE TWO-1SHOT NOON TZB) ALVA FIRE-VO
FL WEEKLY-3 SHOT NOON TZC) MARIJUANA STOCKS-VO
FL WEEKLY-(4)SS NOON TZD) GRANDPA WRONG CHILD-SOTVO
TEASE THREE-2SHOT CLOSE-2-SHOT DESK


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RIGHT NOW, A FAMILY IS SHAKEN UP AFTER THIS EARLY MORNING FIRE RIPS THROUGH THEIR GARAGE.

WE HAVE THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION.

THE NEWEST PLAN TO GET A WATER-FRONT HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS IS UNDERWAY.

NBC2 WITH A LIVE REPORT ON PROGRESS.

AND.

FLORIDA KNOWS ABOUT INVASIVE SPECIES - ADD THIS ONE TO THE LIST.

HOW THE FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION IS DEALING WITH THESE 4-FOOT LONG CRITTERS.

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


HL1) ALVA FIRE-trxVOTOPS


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BREAKING-CLIP


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HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-trxOC EAniBx


BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN -

THE CITY OF FORT MYERS - WORKS TO GET A WATERFRONT HOTEL DOWNTOWN.

AND WE'VE JUST LEARNED FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS HAVE AGREED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A PRE-DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO BUILD A NEW HOTEL NEXT TO HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER

NBC-2'S NICK CILETTI IS LISTENING IN ON THE MEETING RIGHT NOW.

NICK WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? Return to index of stories...


HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-LIVE U


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HARBORSIDE HOTEL MEETING-LIVE U


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ALVA FIRE-trxVOTOPS OC


NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT ELEVEN - NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS FLAMES ERUPT FROM A HOME OVERNIGHT.

THIS FIRE BROKE OUT AROUND 12:30 ON REWIS ROAD IN ALVA.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY IS ON TOP OF THE STORY TODAY - HE JOINS US LIVE WITH THE DETAILS.

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ALVA FIRE-live u


HEATHER AND CHAD--- THIS WAS THE FAMILIES NEW CADILAC. JUST A SHELL NOW--- YOU CAN IMAGINE JUST HOW HOT THIS FIRE WAS AND HOW FAST IT WAS MOVING.

THE ONLY REASON THE FAMILY MADE IT OUT ALIVE BEFORE THE FIRE SPRED. A NEIGHBOR CAME AND BANG ON THE DOOR. THREE PEOPLE ESCAPED. THE HOMEOWNER TELLS ME IF WERENT FOR THE NEIGHBOR, HIS ENTIRE FAMILY COULD HAVE BEEN WIPED OUT Return to index of stories...


ALVA FIRE-VO


ETS LOOK AT HOW BIG THESE FLAMES WERE.

FIRE FIRE FIGHTERS WENT INTO THE OFFENSIVE POSITION--INSIDE THE MAIN HOME RIPPING OUT THE CEILING TO STOP THE FLAMES FROM SPREADING THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE.

DAVID THE HOMEOWNER TELLS ME HES SHAKEN, BUT DOING OK. Return to index of stories...


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ALVA FIRE-REM


BACK OUT LIVE--- WILL ADLIB DONT KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE NOW. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASIONS-trxOC SS VO


NOW TO AN NBC-2 CRIME ALERT.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF TWO RECENT VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS I COLLIER COUNTY ARE RELATED.

IN BOTH CASES THE VICTIMS WERE TIED UP WITH DUCT TAPE.

THE SUSPECTS ARE STILL OUT THERE.

LET'S START IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES ON WHITE BOUELVARD.

YOU CAN SEE ON THIS MAP --- THAT'S EAST OF COLLIER BOULEVARD.

A FATHER AND HUSBAND IS STILL SHAKEN UP FROM THE ORDEAL THAT HAPPENED ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF AGO.

HE SAYS FIVE MEN STORMED HIS HOUSE WITH GUNS ---

TIED UP HIS WIFE, THREE KIDS, AND MOTHER-IN-LAW WITH DUCT TAPE --

THEN ROBBED THE FAMILY! Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASIONS-SOT VO


30:18 "they took us into one room and they bound us with duct tape."

THIS DAD WANTS HIS IDENTITY PROTECTED.

HE SAYS THE ROBBERS SNATCHED 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF JEWELRY.

THEY STOLE ANOTHER THOUSAND IN CASH. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-VO SS


JUST TWO NIGHTS AGO - ANOTHER VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY IN ONE OF THE NICEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN NAPLES.

MASKED MEN HELD THE FAMILY INCLUDING TWO CHILDREN AT GUNPOINT, BINDING THEM TOGETHER WITH DUCT TAPE.

AFTER NEARLY 40 MINUTES OF COLLECTING VALUABLES - THE ROBBERS TOOK THE FAMILY'S B-M-W AND LEFT.

THE CAR WAS LATER FOUND AT TOMMY BAHAMAS IN NAPLES.

IT ALL HAPPENED JUST SOUTH OF THE NAPLES YACHT CLUB ON 17TH AVENUE SOUTH.

NAPLES POLICE TELL NBC-2 THIS IS THE FIRST HOME INVASION THE CITY HAS HAD IN THE LAST 9 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 MEDICAL MARIJUANA-trxOC SOT OC


TODAY THE FIELD OF CANDIDATES WILL BE SET FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S EMPTY SEAT IN CONGRESS.

NOON IS THE DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR ANYONE WANTING TO RUN.

DURING A DEBATE TUESDAY. FOUR G-O-P CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFULS FACED EACH OTHER.

THE ISSUE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA CAME UP.

LISTEN TO THIS.

5851 "It quickly becomes recreational marijuana and so I'm not going to vote for it but if history tells us something and it gets the chance to be on the ballot it's probably going to be legal here."

5538 "I tell you I personally do not support the amendment because I do not like the thought of allowing illegal drug use for anything."

5610 "I don't want to start the ball rolling towards this idea that legalizing illegal drugs is somehow okay and nobody gets hurt."

5723 "I say take it off schedule one if it doesn't belong there. Allow the pharmaceutical industry to conduct the research. Allow the doctor to make determination and then control it."

VOTERS GET TO MAKE THE DECISION IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. Return to index of stories...


PRES OBAMA GOES TO MN-OC VO


PRESIDENT OBAMA HITS THE ROAD TODAY.

HE'S SPEAKING IN SAINT PAUL MINNESOTA, FOCUSING AGAIN ON THE ECONOMY.

THE PRESIDENT WILL TALK JOB CREATION AS PART OF HIS PLANNED "YEAR OF ACTION" -- OUTLINED IN THE STATE OF THE UNION.

HE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW COMPETITION TO ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT, CREATE JOBS -- AND REPAIR AMERICA'S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE. Return to index of stories...


OK: DISPATCHER SMOKES POT ON THE JOB-trxVOTOPS


LISTEN TO THIS.

A POLICE DISPATCHER IN OKLAHOMA IS ARRESTED FOR SMOKING POT ON THE JOB.

TAKE A LOOK.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE WOMAN STANDING IN THE GARAGE OF HER POLICE STATION.

AN OFFICER BECAME CONCERNED WHEN SHE WASN'T ANSWERING THE RADIO, SO HE STOPS BY TO CHECK ON HER.

HE SMELLS WHAT'S GOING ON AND CONFRONTS HER ABOUT IT INSIDE.

POLICE SAY SHE ADMITTED TO TAKING THE SMOKE BREAK AND WAS ARRESTED ON THE SPOT. Return to index of stories...


DOGS TAKE CAR ON JOYRIDE-VOTOPS


A RUNAWAY PICKUP -- WITH TWO DOGS AT THE WHEEL!

IT HAPPENED IN TULSA OKLAHOMA.

POLICE ASSUMED A PERSON WAS DRIVING - BUT TWO DOGS, ROSCOE AND LUNA JUMPED OUT OF THE TRUCK, AFTER TAKING IT FOR A DRIVE DOWN A HILL.

ROSCOE AND LUNA WERE OK - BUT THE TRUCK WAS DAMAGES.

THE DRIVER SAYS THE DOGS KNOCKED THE TRUCK INTO NEUTRAL, AND OFF THEY WENT. Return to index of stories...


GMA: NY SIDEWALK BABY-trxVOTOPS OC


NEW AT ELEVEN.

A VERY SPECIAL DELIVERY TO TELL YOU ABOUT.

THE NEW YORK WOMAN CAN'T CATCH A CAB IN TIME AND GIVES BIRTH RIGHT ON A BUSY SIDEWALK.

JOHN MULLER HAS THE INCREDIBLE STORY. Return to index of stories...


GMA: NY SIDEWALK BABY-PKG


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NATS MOM INTROING BABY

SHE'S THE MIRACLE MAMA WHO BROUGHT "CURBSIDE DELIVERY" TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

THIS INCREDIBLE VIDEO SHOWS 39 YEAR-OLD POLLY MCCOURT GIVING BIRTH ON A BUSY

MANHATTAN SIDEWALK MONDAY AFTER GOING INTO LABOR UNEXPECTEDLY IN HER

APARTMENT.SHE SAYS HER DOORMAN TRIED TO HAIL HER A CAB TO THE HOSPITAL--

BUT WAS STIMEYEDBY RUSH HOUR RIVALS.

Polly McCourt / Gave Birth on NYC Street to Ila Isabelle McCourt

"He was trying desperately to hail a cab. And a lady walkedout five minutes

in front and hailed the cab and got into it. I went no that's my cab.

BUT THE BABY -- UNABLE TO WAIT A NEW YORK MINUTE!

Polly McCourt / Gave Birth on NYC Street to Ila Isabelle McCourt

I turned around and said /I'm not going to make it I'm not going to make it

!.I need to actually sit down

YOU CAN SEE IN THE VIDEO- A CROWD GATHERS. SOME OFFER MCCOURT SCARVES TO

KEEP HER WARM. AND THEN-THAT INCREDIBLE MOMENT-- WITH HER DOORMAN PROPPING

HER UP-AND TRAFFIC WHIZZING NEARBY-- BABY ILA WAS BORN! YOU CAN SEE HER HERE

WITH MOM, JUST MOMENTS AFTER PARAMEDICS ARRIVED IN THE NICK OF TIME TO PULL

HER OUT. THEN LOAD A SMILING MCCOURT ONTO THE AMBULENCE.

Polly McCourt / Gave Birth on NYC Street to Ila Isabelle McCourt

"Let's put it this way, she's a real New Yorker. She's born on the streets

of New York."

THIS MORNING-- BOTH MOM AND LITTLE ILA ARE DOING GREAT.THANKS IN NO SMALL

PART -- MCCOURT SAYS -- TO THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.INCLUDING ONE WOMAN

WHO GAVE HER THE COAT OFF HER BACK TO KEEP HER WARM.MCCOURT SAYS SHE ONLY

CAUGHT THE MYSTERY ANGEL'S NAME-- ISABEL-BUT THAT WAS ENOUGH TO HONOR HER

WITH A NEW-BORN NAMESAKE!

Polly McCourt / Gave Birth on NYC Street to Ila Isabelle McCourt

It was meant to be Ila Polly. But it's now Ila Isabel.nydn:for the lady

who gave her coat and walked all the way home with just a t-shirt on.I'm

getting emotional just thinking about it! Return to index of stories...


DELTA FREQUENT FLYER CHANGES-VO


JOHN MULLER REPORTING.

BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO DELTA AIRLINES' FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM.

THE CARRIER WILL SOON BASE FREQUENT FLYER REWARDS ON THE FARES CUSTOMERS ACTUALLY PAY INSTEAD OF THE MILES THEY TRAVEL.

THE AIRLINE SAYS THE NEW STRUCTURE WILL ALLOW FOR GREATER FLEXIBILITY WHEN REDEEMING MILES.

THE MOVE SEEMS TO BE A WAY TO CATER TO IT'S BIGGEST SPENDING CUSTOMERS -- INCLUDING CORPORATE TRAVELERS.

THE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT STARTING IN 2015. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-OC-LIVE


NEW TODAY.

PURCHASES OF NEW HOMES RISE TO A FIVE YEAR HIGH.

IT COMES AS A SURPRISE TO ECONOMISTS WHO FORECAST A DROP BECAUSE OF AN UNUSUALLY HARSH WINTER.

NEW HOME SALES SPIKED 9-PERCENT IN JANUARY.

THAT'S ENCOURAGING INVESTORS.

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS UP THIRTY POINTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


A CLOSE CALL FOR A CALIFORNIA TEENAGER.

GET THIS - HE FELL OFF A CLIFF, 250 FEET TO THE GROUND.

NBC2 WITH HOW HE MANAGED TO SURVIVE.

AND-- THE NEXT TIME YOU EAT OUT YOU COULD BE GETTING CHARGED EXTRA.

IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF THE NEW AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE EXPLAIN HOW MUCH OF AN INCREASE. Return to index of stories...


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TZ1 B) FL RESTAURANT OBAMACARE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. 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.

"Showers followed by cooler weather"

We had another unseasonably warm day with little to no rain across the area. As we head into the next 24 hours, we'll be tracking some changes as our next weather system moves across the peninsula.

More sunshine will break out through the late morning hours and temperatures will continue to climb with a bit more humidity today. Expect daytime highs to max out in the lower 80s with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. A few showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate, while most end the day on a dry note.

Clouds will thicken up tonight and temperatures will settle into the middle 60s. We'll even see a few showers overnight as a cold front approaches Southwest Florida.

Scattered showers will continue throughout our Thursday morning and it will end up being a cool day as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 70s. By Friday morning, cooler air will rush down the state and temperatures will start off in the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will hang tough for the first part of the day, before the sunshine returns during the afternoon. This will set the stage for a splendid weekend with highs in the lower 80s and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


MA: HERNANDEZ JAIL FIGHT-VO


FORMER FLORIDA GATOR AND NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT AARON HERNANDEZ GETS INTO A JAILHOUSE FIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY HE'S ALLOWED OUT OF HIS JAIL CELL FOR THREE HOURS A DAY AND SHOULD BE THE ONLY INMATE OUT.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO HOW HERNANDEZ AND THE OTHER INMATE CAME IN CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER TUESDAY MORNING.

THE FORMER STAR PLAYER HAS BEEN IN THE MASSACHUSETTS JAIL SINCE HIS ARREST IN JUNE FOR THE MURDER OF ODIN LLOYD. Return to index of stories...


CA: TEEN FALLS SURVIVES-VOTOPS


A CALIFORNIA TEENAGER IS RECOVERING AFTER A 250-FOOT FALL DOWN A CLIFFSIDE.

THE BOY AND HIS FRIEND WERE MOVING A TABLE CLOSE TO THE EDGE WHEN HE SLIPPED.

HE AND THE TABLE WENT TUMBLING DOWN.

AMAZINGLY, HE ONLY SUFFERED A GASH ON THE HEAD AND SOME BRUISES. Return to index of stories...


FL: RESTAURANT OBAMACARE-VOTOPS


A CENTRAL FLORIDA RESTAURANT CHAIN MAKES A MOVE TO OFFSET THE COST OF THE NEW HEALTHCARE LAW.

OWNERS OF GATOR'S DOCKSIDE HAVE ADDED A 1-PERCENT SURCHARGE TO CUSTOMER TABS TO HELP PAY FOR EMPLOYEE CARE.

CUSTOMERS HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT IT. Return to index of stories...


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UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CAR ACT, THE RESTAURANT GROUP EXPECTS TO PAY A HALF-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE COSTS. Return to index of stories...


OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT-VOTOPS


ON THAT NOTE - ENROLLMENT ON THE ON-LINE EXCHANGE HAS NOW HIT THE 4-MILLION MARK.

IT IS ENCOURAGING NEWS, BUT THE PACE WOULD STILL PUT THE WHITE HOUSE SHORT OF IT'S GOAL OF SIX MILLION BY THE END OF MARCH.

THE NUMBERS SHOW A LOW NUMBER OF YOUNGER PEOPLE SIGNING UP, ONLY ABOUT 27 PERCENT OF ENROLEES.

IT'S A GROUP THE PRESIDENT HAS STRESSED IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TO WORK. Return to index of stories...


TORONTO DOC SENTENCED-VOTOPS


A JUDGE IN TORONTO SENTENCES A DOCTOR TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON, FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING SEVERAL OF HIS PATIENTS.

DOCTOR GEORGE DOODNAUGHT - A PROMINENT ANESTHESIOLOGIST WAS CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 21 WOMEN.

ALL OF THEM WERE UNDER SEDATION AT THE TIME.

THE ASSAULTS HAPPENED OVER A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD, ENDING IN 2010.

THE DOCTOR PLANS TO APPEAL. Return to index of stories...


GENIE GARAGE DOOR OPENERS-trxVIDBOX


AN NBC-2 CONSUMER ALERT.

THERE'S A RECALL ON A CERTAIN GARAGE DOOR OPENER BECAUSE OF A FIRE HAZARD.

THE RECALL COVERS FOUR "GENIE" MODELS:

THE POWERMAX 12-HUNDRED AND 15-HUNDRED.

ALSO, PRO MODELS TRI-LOG 12-HUNDRED AND 15-HUNDRED.

THEY WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE AND ONLINE FOR 250-DOLLARS.

FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO GET YOUR MACHINE REPAIRED, GO TO NBC-DASH-2 DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


APPLE iOS UPDATE-VOTOPSWIPE


TIME TO UPDATE!

APPLE USERS - IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT YET - IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

THE LATEST APPLE I-O-S UPDATE HAS AN IMPORTANT SECURITY PATCH.

RIGHT NOW - THERE'S A FLAW WHICH ALLOWS A HACKER TO SEE UN-ENCRYPTED TRAFFIC BETWEEN YOU AND A WEBSITE - INFORMATION THAT WAS "BELIEVED" TO BE ENCRYPTED.

THE RISK IS ISOLATED, THE HACKER WOULD HAVE TO BE ON YOUR SAME LOCAL WI-FI NETWORK.

STILL, EXPERTS CALL the SECURITY UPDATE VITAL, IF YOU SPEND ANY TIME ON PUBLIC NETWORKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


HAVE YOU BEEN TO A WEDDING RECENTLY?

YOU KNOW THE COSTS ADD UP QUICKLY.

STRAIGHT AHEAD WE TALK BRIDAL BUSINESS WITH THE MANAGING EDITOR OF FLORIDA WEEKLY.

PLUS. THE BIG ISSUES UP FOR DEBATE IN TALLAHASSEE. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-3 SHOT


THE NEWEST EDITION OF FLORIDA WEEKLY IS NOW AVAILABLE.

MANAGING EDITOR OSVALDO PADILLA IS HERE TO GIVE US A PREVIEW. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-(4)SS


Gambling expansion, medicaid expansion and what to do with a $500 million dollar surplus will all be on the table in Tallahassee next week. Florida Weekly provides a roundup of all the big issues and where your representatives stand.

Weddings are big business in Southwest Florida - generating more than $200 million a year -- from the florists to the travel agents and everyone in between, we take a look at the bridal business.

Billy Collins has been named the United States poet laureate twice. He'll be reading his work to a sold-out crowd on Sanibel next week. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY IS GAINING MOMENTUM.

NOW THERE'S A NEW PLAN IN THE WORKS TO STOP BIG COMPANIES FROM MARKETING PRODUCTS IN SCHOOLS.

BUT WILL IT HELP CHILDREN MAKE HEALTHIER DECISIONS?

HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS- NEXT.

PLUS -

I just about fell out of my chair. This is something you dream about. You do not hear about buried treasures like this.

BACK YARD TREASURE.

THIS MORNING A CALIFORNIA COUPLE IS 10 MILLION DOLLARS RICHER.

AND THE FIND IS SPARKING GOLD FEVER. Return to index of stories...


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TZ3 B) 10 MILLION DOLLAR GOLD FIND-SOTVO


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CP CASE: HANLON IN COURT-trxSS


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TS ALVA FIRE-trxSSTOPS VO


HERE ARE YOUR TOP STORIES.

THANKS TO A NEIGHBOR AN ALVA FAMILY IS SAFE.

OVERNIGHT A FIRE BROKE OUT IN THEIR GARAGE.

THE NEIGHBOR SAW THE FLAMES AND BANGED ON THEIR DOOR TO WAKE THEM UP.

THEIR CATS WERE FOUND UNHARMED. BUT THEY LOST THEIR NEW CAR AND TWO GOLF CARTS IN THE FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


TS OIL DRILLING-VOTOPS


IT'S DAY TWO IN COURT FOR THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

ARGUING THEY *CAN AND *SHOULD. DRILL FOR OIL IN COLLIER COUNTY.

MANY WHO OPPOSED THE DRILLING PUSHED FOR THE STATE HEARING.

THE SOUTH FLORIDA WILD LANDS ASSOCIATION IS WORRIED ABOUT LOCAL PANTHERS.

BUT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ALREADY APPROVED THE DRILLING PERMIT. Return to index of stories...


TS BONITA ANNEX-VOTOPS


PARTS OF PELICAN LANDING AND THE COLONY THAT WERE UP FOR GRABS, WILL KEEP UNINCORPORATED LEE COUNTY ADDRESSES FOR NOW.

THOSE RESIDENTS VOTED DOWN JOINING BONITA SPRINGS BY 55 PERCENT.

ALSO- PEOPLE WHO WANT TO, CAN VOLUNTARILY ANNEX AND JOIN BONITA BY APRIL FIRST.

FROM HERE, THE ESTERO COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY LEADERS PLANS TO CONTINUE THEIR EFFORTS TO INCORPORATE.

THAT TOO WILL BE PUT TO A VOTE. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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AFGHAN TROOP WITHDRAWAL-OTS ONCAM


PAUSE FOR OPEN!!!!!!!!!

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DRAWING THE LINE WITH AFGHANISTAN:

HE DEMANDING LEADERS SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO ENSURE ANY TROOPS WE LEAVE THERE, ARE SAFE -- OR ALL OF THEM ARE COMING HOME BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

TRACIE POTTS IS FOLLOWING THIS NEW DEVELOPMENT FROM WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


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IN A PHONECALL, PRESIDENT OBAMA GIVES AFGHAN PRESIDENT HAMID KARZAI AN ULTIMATUM:

SIGN THE SECURITY AGREEMENT. OR ALL 34-THOUSAND U-S TROOPS LEAVE THIS YEAR.

"I can't ask young men and women to serve in a country without the protections afforded by a Bilateral Security Agreement."

THAT'S JOINT CHIEFS CHAIR GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY - ON THE GROUND IN AFGHANISTAN. HE SAYS THE U-S STILL WANTS TO LEAVE UP TO 10-THOUSAND TROOPS AFTER THIS YEAR.

. TO HELP THE AFGHANS KEEP AN EYE ON THE TALIBAN, AND AL QAEDA.

BUT THAT CAN'T HAPPEN, THE U-S SAYS, UNTIL THE SECURITY AGREEMENT - THE BSA - IS A DONE DEAL.

"The longer we go without a BSA - and we've been making this clear - the more challenging it will be to plan and execute any US mission."

"They may be trying to send President Karzai message - you're pushing your luck."

KARZAI HAS INDICATED HE MAY LEAVE THE DECISION UP TO THE NEXT AFGHAN PRESIDENT, DUE TO BE ELECTED IN APRIL.

WHICH, FOR THE U-S, MAY BE TOO LATE.

THE WORLD IS WATCHING. DEFENSE SECRETARY CHUCK HAGEL'S MEETING WITH NATO LEADERS IN BRUSSELS TODAY.

"Probably right at the front end of the agenda will be Afghanistan."

THE WAR IS ENDING. BUT THE SIZE OF THE TROOP PULLOUT? THAT'S STILL UP IN THE AIR.

audio outcue: Tracie Potts, NBC News, WASHINGTON.

THAT PHONECALL WAS THE FIRST DIRECT CONTACT BETWEEN PRESIDENTS OBAMA AND KARAI. SINCE LAST SUMMER.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON - BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


RUSSIA TROOP READINESS-trxONCAM


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW OVERSEAS.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS ORDERED IMMEDIATE COMBAT READINESS TESTS FOR THE NATION'S ARMED FORCES.

THE ORDER SPECIFICALLY FOCUSES ON THE WESTERN BORDER OF RUSSIA - THOUGH THE REPORT DID NOT MENTION UKRAINE, ONE OF RUSSIA'S WESTERN NEIGHBORS, WHERE MONTHS OF PROTESTS HAVE FORCED A PRO-RUSSIA PRESIDENT TO GO INTO HIDING. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE RIOT POLICE DISBANDED-OC-TRX-SATLIVELOOK-V


MEANTIME IN UKRAINE ---

THE RIOT POLICE, RECENTLY USED AGAINST ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS IN KIEV, HAVE BEEN DISBANDED.

THE COUNTRY'S ACTING INTERIOR MINISTER MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT 4:00 THIS MORNING.

THE ELITE POLICE UNIT IS BLAMED FOR THE DEATHS OF DOZENS OF PROTESTERS.

MEANTIME, THERE IS CONTINUED INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OVER THE OUSTING OF UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT, WHO REMAINS ON THE RUN. Return to index of stories...


AIR MARSHALL REDUCTION-VO


THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HAS CUT THE NUMBER OF FEDERAL AIR MARSHALS ON COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS.

AN INTERNAL EMAIL SAYS FEWER PLAIN-CLOTHED OFFICERS ARE NOW PROTECTING AIRCRAFT FROM TERRORISTS.

BUDGET CUTS FROM 966-MILLION-DOLLARS TO 805-MILLION ARE BLAMED FOR THE MOVE.

THE AGENCY IS REDUCING THE STAFF THROUGH ATTRITION BUT DECLINED TO SAY HOW MANY POSITIONS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED. Return to index of stories...


CA: SEX ASSAULT SUSPECT-trxVO


A DISTURBING CASE OUT OF LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA.

POLICE SAY THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURED A MAN KIDNAPPING A WOMAN, PUSHING HER TO THE BACKSEAT OF HIS CAR, AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER.

THE VICTIM - A 53-YEAR OLD MENTALLY DISABLED WOMAN WAS STANDING ALONE NEAR A BUS STATION WHEN THE ATTACK HAPPENED.

SHE TOLD OFFICERS RIGHT AWAY.

POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


MO: OVERNIGHT EXECUTION-VO


MISSOURI CARRIED OUT AN EXECUTION OVER NIGHT.

MICHAEL TAYLOR WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR THE 1989 ABDUCTION, RAPE AND MURDER OF 15-YEAR-OLD ANN HARRISON IN KANSAS CITY.

HIS ATTORNEYS TRIED TO POSTPONE THE EXECUTION, CLAIMING THE DRUG USED FOR THE LETHAL INJECTION COULD CAUSE TAYLOR INHUMANE PAIN AND SUFFERING.

TAYLOR WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT CENTRAL TIME. Return to index of stories...


BITCOIN SITE SHUT DOWN-trxVO


DEVELOPING FINANCIAL NEWS - ONE OF THE LARGEST TRADING PLATFORMS FOR THE ONLINE DIGITAL CURRENCY 'BIT-COIN' IS STILL OFF-LINE.

THE ONLINE STOREFRONT CALLED 'MOUNT-GOX', BASED IN JAPAN, HAS BEEN DOWN SINCE MONDAY.

THE OPERATORS OF THE SITE BLAME POOR MANAGEMENT.

THERE ARE OTHER REPORTS OF A COMPUTER GLITCH, HACKERS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF, TO BLAME FOR THE THEFT OF TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

THE IMPACT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR WORLDWIDE IMPACT FOR INVESTORS.

GET THIS - AT 130-DOLLARS PER COIN - ABOUT 350-MILLION DOLLARS IN BITCOIN ARE LOCKED UP IN MOUNT GOX. Return to index of stories...


AZ GAY RIGHTS-TRX-OC-VO


DEVELOPING RIGHT NOW ---

ARIZONA IS THE CENTER OF THE LATEST UPROAR OVER GAY RIGHTS.

WE'RE AWAITING GOVERNOR JAN BREWER'S DECISION.

THE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN IS WEIGHING WHETHER TO SIGN INTO LAW OR VETO A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW COMPANIES TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST GAYS IN THE NAME OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

SHE HAS UNTIL SATURDAY TO MAKE A DECISION.

SEVERAL MAJOR U.S. COMPANIES HAVE SAID THE LAW WOULD BE BAD FOR BUSINESS.

AMONG THEM: MARRIOT HOTELS, TECH GIANT APPLE, AND AMERICAN AIRLINES.

EVEN THE NFL HAS ITS EYES ON ARIZONA WITH NEXT YEAR'S SUPER BOWL SET TO BE

PLAYED IN PHOENIX. Return to index of stories...


AZ GAY RIGHTS-SOTVO


SOT Nicole Burress, 1062 Supporter

"THE HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY WILL SAY 'YOU NEED TO BE TOLERANT OF OUR LIFESTYLE

.' BUT THAT TOLERANCE ISN'T RECIPROCATED TOWARDS THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY."

SOT Rebecca Wininger, President, Arizona Equality

"IT IS DISCRIMINATION COUCHED BEHIND THE BELIEF THAT I CAN HIDE BEHIND MY

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS."

BREWER HAS VETOED SIMILAR BILLS IN THE PAST AND MANY NATIONAL REPUBLICANS

HOPE SHE DOES IT AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


OBESITY REPORT-trxONCAM


NEW DATA SUGGESTS SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN THE LAST DECADE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

IT'S A PROMISING SIGN AS COMMUNITIES LOOK TO PREVENT TRENDS THAT CAN LEAD TO CANCER AND HEART DISEASE.

JOE JOHNS HAS MORE ON THE NUMBERS, AND CHANGES THAT COULD BE IN STORE TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


OBESITY REPORT-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

THIS MORNING, A BIG STEP FORWARD IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

A NEW STUDY USING FEDERAL DATA SAYS OBESITY IN CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2 AND 5 HAS DRAMATICALLY DECREASED - OVER 40 PERCENT IN A DECADE. WHILE EXACT REASONS ARE UNCLEAR - EXPERTS SAY IT'S A PROMISING SIGN.

"There's increased attention to childhood nutrition. There's increasing breast-feeding rates. Child cares are doing more physical activity."

THIS REPORT COMES OUT JUST AS THE FIRST LADY'S "LETS MOVE" PROGRAM TO IMPROVE KIDS FITNESS LEVELS AND EATING HABITS MARKS ITS 4th ANNIVERSARY.

"Some folks even warned me that taking on childhood obesity might be controversial. They thought kids and parents should deal with these issues privately. Others laughed it off as not a real issue at all. Well, four years later, that all seems like ancient history."

AND NOW THERE'S A NEW PUSH -- THE ADMINISTRATION IS PROPOSING RULES TO STOP MARKETING PRODUCTS IN SCHOOLS THAT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS ARE NOT GOOD FOR KIDS. COMPANIES WOULD NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO USE LOGOS OF HIGH-CALORIE PRODUCTS SUCH AS REGULAR SODA ON CUPS, VENDING MACHINES OR POSTERS.

"And as part of this effort, we'll be eliminating advertisements for unhealthy food and beverages in our schools because I think we can all agree that our classrooms should be healthy places were our kids are not bombarded with ads for junk food."

WHICH COULD MEAN A CHANGE TO THE ICONIC SOFT DRINK-SPONSORED SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARDS THAT POP UP ALMOST EVERYWHERE.

THAT'S SURE TO FUEL THE COMPLAINTS OF SOME "LET'S MOVE" CRITICS, WHO SAY GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BACK OFF WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT WE EAT AND DRINK.

"It's no longer father knows best or mother knows best. It's what government knows best and that that's really the problem here." Return to index of stories...


OBESITY REPORT-ONCAM


JOE JOHNS REPORTING.

THE GOVERNMENT ANSWERS TO THAT BY SAYING IT'S BROAD HEALTH CAMPAIGN AND IS ALWAYS A WORK IN PROGRESS - TO CATER TO PROTECT THE FUTURE HEALTH OF KIDS, AND HEALTH MAINTENANCE OF ADULTS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


FLORIDA HAS PLENTY OF NON-NATIVE WILDLIFE LIKE PYTHONS AND LION-FISH.

NOW A NEW SPECIES IS TRYING TO TAKE OVER.

IT'S THREATENING WILDLIFE AND RAISING CONCERNS.

WHY MANY SAY PEOPLE ARE TO BLAME FOR THE INCREASE.

PLUS-- GOLD FEVER IS TAKING OVER A CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY.

WHAT SPARKED THE EPIDEMIC?

A 10 MILLION DOLLAR FIND.

WHERE IT WAS FOUND AND HOW BUSINESS ARE HOPING TO CASH IN ON THE GOLD RUSH--NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) 4 FOOT LIZARD-VOWIPE


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TZ4 B) 10 MILLION GOLD FIND-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FL: 4 FOOT INVASIVE LIZARD-trxVO IN PLASMA


IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, THERE IS A LARGE LIZARD SPECIES CAUSING PROBLEMS.

THEY ARE FROM SOUTH AMERICA, BUT THEY SEEM TO BE MAKING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THEIR NEW HOME.

DANICA LAWRENCE HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


FL: 4 FOOT INVASIVE LIZARD-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

A LOCAL HORSE RESCUE-HAS MADE SOME LOW-LYING LONG- ENEMIES.

We can't have lizards out here scaring these horses.

RESCUE VOLUNTEER MARVEL STEWART- HAS HAD MANY ENCOUNTERS WITH AN INVASIVE SPECIES CALLED TEGUS.

There were two tegus there just standing there in the middle of the day time and they look over at me and they like laughed at me like there is nothing you can do.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE SAY THE LARGE TEGUS- ARE BREEDING QUICKLY LAYING 25 TO 50 EGGS AT A A TIME. IT'S HUMANS CAUSING THE PROBLEM. PEOPLE PURCHASING THEM AS PETS LEGALLY THEN WHEN THEY GET TOO BIG-UP TO 4 FEET-- THEY RELEASE THEM INTO THE WILD.

There is probably four or five in our yard a week.

THEY HAVE BEEN SPOTTED MORE THAN 100 TIMES BETWEEN RIVERVIEW AND GIBSONTON AROUND HOMES AND IN THE PRESERVES-THEIR OMNIVOROUS EATING PLANTS AND ANIMALS DESTROYING ECOSYSTEMS AND OTHER WILDLIFE.

We had a whole gopher turtle preserve on that 1100 acres, and it is gone now.

TEGUS LIKE TO BORROW UNDERNEATH SHEDS LIKE THIS ONE. THE PROBLEM IS THEY ARE NOT WELCOME AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THE EXTREME TO GET RID OF THEM.

What we do when we see them is we kill them.

NEIGHBORS I TALKED WITH ARE SHOOTING THEM IN THEIR YARDS. NOW THE FWC HAS 28 TRAPS IN THE WILD- AND DOZENS MORE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY-HOPING TO STOP THEM FROM BREEDING. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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

"Showers followed by cooler weather"

We had another unseasonably warm day with little to no rain across the area. As we head into the next 24 hours, we'll be tracking some changes as our next weather system moves across the peninsula.

More sunshine will break out through the late morning hours and temperatures will continue to climb with a bit more humidity today. Expect daytime highs to max out in the lower 80s with increasing clouds during the late afternoon. A few showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate, while most end the day on a dry note.

Clouds will thicken up tonight and temperatures will settle into the middle 60s. We'll even see a few showers overnight as a cold front approaches Southwest Florida.

Scattered showers will continue throughout our Thursday morning and it will end up being a cool day as daytime highs climb into the lower to middle 70s. By Friday morning, cooler air will rush down the state and temperatures will start off in the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will hang tough for the first part of the day, before the sunshine returns during the afternoon. This will set the stage for a splendid weekend with highs in the lower 80s and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


$10M GOLD COIN DISCOVERY-trxVO IN TC


A HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE REVELING IN THEIR GOOD FORTUNE AFTER FINDING 10 MILLION DOLLARS IN RARE GOLD COINS BURIED ON THEIR PROPERTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE GOLD COUNTRY DISCOVERY IS THOUGHT TO BE THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN U-S HISTORY.

AND AS JOE VAZQUEZ REPORTS, IT'S INSPIRING GOLD FEVER IN THE REGION. Return to index of stories...


$10M GOLD COIN DISCOVERY-PKG


TOM BARELA LIVES IN GOLD COUNTRY AND FINDS AN OCCASIONAL NUGGET NOW AND THEN.

Thank you very much.

HE BOUGHT A NEW METAL DETECTOR TODAY.

THE NEWLY DISCLOSED BURIED TREASURE FIND IS VERY MUCH ON HIS MIND. $10 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF GOLD COINS FOUND IN THESE DILAPIDATED METAL CANISTERS SOMEWHERE IN GOLD COUNTRY.

It inspires me. It's still out there, you know?

AN UNIDENTIFIED COUPLE WALKING THEIR DOG FOUND THE MORE THAN 1400 COINS NEXT TO A TREE ON THEIR PROPERTY IN AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION A YEAR AGO. THE COINS DATE BACK TO THE MID TO LATE 1800S AND ARE IN PERFECT MINT CONDITION.

I just about fell out of my chair. This is something you dream about. You do not hear about buried treasures like this.

THE COINS ARE BEING KEPT AT YET ANOTHER UNDISCLOSED LOCATION. WHY SO MANY SECRETS? THE COUPLE DOESN'T WANT TO BE BOMBARDED WITH PROSPECTORS.

Honk, honk - when you hear that, you get a little flutter.

LARRY MANGER OF BIG VALLEY METAL DETECTORS BELIEVES THE DISCOVERY COULD BE GOOD FOR HIS BUSINESS - AS GOLD FEVER SPIKES EVERY TIME THERE'S A BIG FIND.

We'll probably see a big push for people that have property in the mother lode, everybody wants to hit the millions. Return to index of stories...


$10M GOLD COIN DISCOVERY-ONCAM


JOE VASQUEZ REPORTING.

THE COUPLE PLANS TO SELL MOST OF THE COINS ON AMAZON.COM.

THEY PLAN TO KEEP SOME OF THEM TO PASS THROUGH THE FAMILY AS A MEMENTO. Return to index of stories...


INDIA: LEOPARD ON THE LOOSE-trxVOTOPS


WE HAVE BRAND NEW PICTURES FROM INDIA.

A LEOPARD IS STILL ON THE LOOSE - IT'S BEEN SENDING PEOPLE INTO A PANIC SINCE IT WAS FIRST SPOTTED OVER THE WEEKEND.

PEOPLE HAVE SEEN IT IN A THEATER, A HOSPITAL, AND OUT IN THE STREETS.

SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INJURED BY THE LEOPARD SO FAR INCLUDING A POLICEMAN WHO NEEDED TREATMENT FOR A GASH ON HIS SHOULDER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


A NEW YORK REAL ESTATE TYCOON IS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER A FAILED MURDER PLOT.

NOW OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO FIND A SUSPECT.

WE TAKE YOU INSIDE THE INVESTIGATION AS AUTHORITIES PIECE TOGETHER THE CLUES. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) NY CASTLE SHOOTING-VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


MANY OF OUR HEALTH INDICATORS ARE BASED ON BMI - OR BODY MASS INDEX.

IT'S AN EASY TO USE METHOD TO ASSESS WEIGHT AND HEALTH - BUT DOCTOR'S WARN, THERE ARE LIMITATIONS.

AND THE NUMBER IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR A COMPLETE EVALUATION.

AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

NO WAY AROUND IT- VINNIE MUNOZ IS A BIG GUY. IN FACT, HE WORKS AT IT

CONSTANTLY.

VINNIE MUNOZ/WEIGHT LIFTER

RUNS:

:57: Lift every day, 5-6 days. Just eat healthy, eat clean. Right now I'm at 2,100 calories a

day and I eat chicken- vegetables six times a day small meals, 4-5 ounces.

BUT WOULD YOU CALL HIM OBESE?

RUNS:

AMY: Now what did you say you are?

VINNIE: I'm 277 pounds

AMY: Ok you're off this chart…

ACCORDING TO THE STANDARD BMI CALCULATOR- VINNIE IS WAY OVER THE

LINE.

DR. BRIAN TASCHNER/CARDIOLOGIST

RUNS:

:10 BMI is body mass index and that is calculated as the weight in kilograms over the

height in meters squared. The body mass index is essentially an easy way to assess

someone's weight status.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

The BMI is one of the most frequently referenced methods of determining whether

someone's weight is: appropriate, underweight, overweight or obese. A valid, helpful

tool- experts agree you shouldn't overweigh it's importance.

DR. BRIAN TASCHNER/CARDIOLOGIST

RUNS:

:51 The body mass index does not apply well to very athletic people- a big guy that

is muscular. 1:06 Someone like that, that has an elevated BMI if you wanted to look

further into it, you could look at waist circumference or body fat percentage.

IT HAS TO DO WITH THE DENSITY OF MUSCLE OVER FAT- THEY WEIGH THE

SAME, BUT A POUND OF MUSCLE OCCUPIES LESS SPACE THAN A POUND OF

FAT- SO ATHLETES MAY HAVE MORE COMPACT MUSCLE AND LESS ACTUAL

FAT.

EVALUATING CHILDREN CAN ALSO BE TRICKY.

DR. BRIAN TASCHNER/CARDIOLOGIST

RUNS:

1:42 Because they're growing all the time and because the body fat distribution is

different in girls vs. boys there are specific charts so for children and teenager they plot

them - they calculate BMI and plot it on chart to get a percentile.

AN ACCURATE WEIGHT STATUS IS IMPORTANT AS IT PERTAINS TO HEALTH

RISK.

DR. BRIAN TASCHNER/CARDIOLOGIST

RUNS:

3:52 There's a clear correlation with higher BMI's and bad outcomes. More heart

attacks, more strokes, more sleep apnea, more high blood pressure and high

cholesterol.

NOT A ONE-SIZE FITS ALL MEASUREMENT- THOSE WHO FALL INTO A

QUESTIONABLE CATEGORY SHOULD TAKE IT A STEP FURTHER.

VINNIE MUNOZ/WEIGHT LIFTER

RUNS:

1:41 If you actually went into a doctor and they measured your fat ratio in kilobars would

be a lot more intentional.

1:06 It's a good screening tool- but you have to look at the individual as well.

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


NY CASTLE SHOOTING-trxVOTOPS OC


NEW DETAILS AT ELEVEN.

THE INVESTIGATION IS HEATING UP INTO A MYSTERIOUS SHOOTING INSIDE A CASTLE.

IT BELONGS TO A PROMINENT NEW YORK REAL ESTATE TYCOON.

AND IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BIGGEST PRIVATE HOMES IN THE COUNTR.

WHO WOULD WANT TO HARM THIS POLICIAL POWER PLAYER?

GIO BENITEZ HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


NY CASTLE SHOOTING-PKG


SCRIPT:

THIS MORNING- with his would-be assassin on the loose--

THE OWNER OF ONE OF AMERICA'S LARGEST AND MOST exclusive PROPERTIES - NEW

YORK'S OHEKA CASTLE - INSISTS HE DOES NOT KNOW WHO SHOT HIM.

With around the clock police protection-- 69-YEAR-OLD GARY MELIUS, TELLS US

FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED. "I look forward to coming home. I look forward to

getting back to work."

OHEKA CASTLE IS THE KIND OF PLACE MOST ONLY SEE ON T-V, WITH GARDENS FIT FOR

KINGS. BUT MONDAY AFTERNOON, WITH MELIUS SITTING IN HIS CAR. A GUNMAN

WEARING A BLACK MASK FIRED UP TO THREE SHOTS.

NEEDS RETRACK: 04

ONE BULLET HIT MELIUS IN THE HEAD BUT NEVER PENETRATED HIS SKULL.

Edward Gumbs / Victim's friend:

This is really kind of um a shock to everybody who really knows him and who

loves him.

MELIUS. WHO SPENT 30 MILLION DOLLARS RESTORING THE ICONIC CASTLE. IS SO

POLITICALLY CONNECTED, TOP ELECTED OFFICIALS WERE AT THE HOSPITAL.

DISTRAUGHT.

Thomas Adams / Nassau County Justice

"It's terrible, terrible."

JUST MONTHS AGO, MELIUS - A POLITICAL DONOR - WAS AT THE CENTER OF AN

ENORMOUS SCANDAL.

NEEDS RETRACK: 10

Accused of using his access and connections to get the NASSAU COUNTY POLICE

to arrest someone. The police commissioner resigned soon after. BOTH HE AND

MELIUS DENIED WRONG DOING.

BUT WHO WOULD WANT MELIUS DEAD? POLICE DON'T HAVE A MOTIVE. OR SUSPECT.

Steven Schlesinger / Friend

He's not the type of guy who would've done something to someone that would

cause that kind of reaction or revenge.

MELIUS ALSO TELLING US. "If this near death experience has done anything it

is a reminder to live each day, celebrate life and embrace your family." Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK


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NEW AT NOON TEASE-2-SHOT DESK


NBC2 WITH THE BIG STORIES OF THE DAY - INCLUDING AN NBC2 UPDATE ON A TEACHER IN TROUBLE.

EVERYONE IS OK AFTER FIRE BREAKS OUT IN ALVA.

NBC-2 CAMERAS WERE THERE.

NEXT AT NOON - WE TAKE YOU TO THE SCENE FOR AN UPDATE ON THE FIRE INVESTIGATION.

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO INVEST IN MARIJUANA?

NEW AT NOON WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HYPE SURROUNDING POT STOCKS.

AND THIS.

"I don't want the wrong person picking up anybody's child."

BUT THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

A SCHOOL IN CONNECTICUT RAMPS UP SECURITY AFTER A GRANDFATHER TAKES HOME THE WRONG CHILD.

AND RAIN CHANCES ARE ON THE RISE -

JIM WILL TELL US WHY WE NEED TO KEEP THAT UMBRELLA HANDY.

THE NEWS AT NOON IS NEXT! Return to index of stories...


NOON TZB) ALVA FIRE-VO


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NOON TZC) MARIJUANA STOCKS-VO


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NOON TZD) GRANDPA WRONG CHILD-SOTVO


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CLOSE-2-SHOT DESK


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