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DIRECTOR'S PAGE TZ2 A) COUPLES AND MONEY-VOWIPE
HEADLINE OPEN COUPLES AND MONEY ISSUES-trxPLASMA
HL1) ANIMAL HOARDING-trxSSTOPS COUPLES AND MONEY ISSUES-PKG
HL2) BOAT HITS CAUSEWAY-trxVOTOPS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HL3) BUS ATTACK-trxVOTOPS TZ3 A) UKRAINE LATEST-VO
breaking-CLIP TZ3 B) GM RECALL INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS
15 DOGS RESCUED-(2)SS NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILES-trxVO
BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-2 SHOT VO EAniBx UKRAINE LATEST-trxVOTOPS OC
BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-REM UKRAINE LATEST-PKG
BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-VO SS WORST WEATHER EVER-trxVO IN PLASMA
BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-SOT WORST WEATHER EVER-PKG
BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-REM BOSTON MARATHON POLICY-VO
NORTH NAPLES BAR SHOTS FIRED-trxOC ZMAP VO NEBRASKA DORM FIRE-VO
ARSON ARREST-OC-VO OK: SCHOOL SAFE ROOMS-VO
ARSON ARREST-SOT-SS FEDS TO INVESTIGATE GM RECALL-trxVO
ESTERO TEACHER-OC-SS MEN AND PATERNAL AGE-VO
AZ: GAY MARRIAGE VETO REAX-trxVOTOPS OC MILITARY SCAM-ONCAM
AZ: GAY MARRIAGE VETO REAX-PKG MILITARY SCAM-PKG
TX SAME SEX MARRIAGE-trxVO TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
TX SAME SEX MARRIAGE-SOT VO TZ4 A) FDA FOOD LABELS-VOWIPE
CLINTON DOC RELEASE-OC VO WEATHER TEASE-STC
AIR FARE MILES REACTION-trxOTS ONCAM FDA FOOD LABELS-trxVO IN TC
AIR FARE MILES REACTION-PKG FDA FOOD LABELS-PKG
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE TOPS WEATHER-CLIP
KOMEN SIGNUP-OC-SS-BNR WEATHER-WX WALL
RED SOX GAME TRAFFIC ALERT-OC SS holder medical-sat 21
RED SOX GAME TRAFFIC ALERT-(2)SSTOPS VO HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
TZ1 A) BUS FIGHT ON CAMERA-VO TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
TZ1 B) SMOKE ON THE PLANE-VOTOPS TZ5 A) DOG SHAMING-VO
WEATHER-STC HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL NASA NORTH KOREA FROM SPACE-trxVOTOPS WIPE
WA: BUS ATTACK-trxVO IN PLASMA RED SOX DBL HEADER-VIDBOXTOPS
WA: BUS ATTACK-PKG FGCU PLAYS TONIGHT-ONCAM
SMOKE ON FLIGHT-trxOC NATSVO TS LEE COUNTY FAIR-OC VO BNR
NASA 715 PLANETS-trxOTS OC VO DOG SHAMING-trxVOTOPS OC
UKRAINE LATEST-trxOC NATSVO DOG SHAMING-PKG
SYRIA APOCALYPTIC SITUATION-trxOC VO TOSS TO NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
QATAR EXPLOSION AFTERMATH-VOTOPSWIPE NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
COSTA CONCORDIA CAPTAIN-VOTOPS NOON TZB) RED SOX TRAFFIC-VO
FEWER ABOVE 60 PLAN TO RETIRE-OC VO NOON TZC) BISON MEAT-SOTVO
SAMS CLUB ONLINE-VOTOPS CLOSE-2 SHOT
TEASE TWO-1SHOT  


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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HEADLINE OPEN


BREAKING RIGHT NOW AT ELEVEN - *FIFTEEN* DOGS REMOVED FROM TERRIBLE LIVING CONDITIONS IN A LEE COUNTY HOME.

NBC-2 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS IN AN ANIMAL HOARDING CASE.

PLUS.

A SAILBOAT, ADRIFT - ENDS UP NEXT TO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

INVESTIGATORS TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHO THE BOAT BELONGS TO AND HOW IT GOT THERE.

AND A BUS RIDER GETS A FREE TRIP TO JAIL AFTER HE ATTACKS THE DRIVER.

NBC2 WITH NEW VIDEO OF THE BRUTAL ATTACK.

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


HL1) ANIMAL HOARDING-trxSSTOPS


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HL2) BOAT HITS CAUSEWAY-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) BUS ATTACK-trxVOTOPS


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breaking-CLIP


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15 DOGS RESCUED-(2)SS


BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN.

A HEARTBREAKING CASE OF DOG HOARDING.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES JUST SENT US THESE PICTURES.

OFFICERS FOUND 15 DATCHSUNDS, LIVING IN FILTH.

THE OWNER SURRENDERED THE DOGS TO ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

A VETERINARIAN IS NOW TREATING THEM.

THEY SHOULD GO UP FOR ADOPTION SOON.

WE HAVE A REPORTER WORKING THIS STORY - COUNT ON US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-2 SHOT VO EAniBx


A CONCERNING SIGHT.

TODAY - AN ABANDONED BOAT CAUSED EMERGENCY CREWS TO SPRING INTO ACTION ON THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

HELLO EVERYONE - I'M HEATHER TURCO.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

EMERGENCY CREWS SPOTTED THE BOAT WHILE DRIVING ACROSS THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

IT DRIFTED UP AGAINST THE GUARD RAIL ON THE SPAN CLOSEST TO THE ISLAND.

HERE'S WHERE THE MYSTERY COMES IN.

NO ONE WAS ON THE BOAT.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY IS FOLLOWING THE STORY TODAY -

HE JOINS US LIVE WITH THE DETAILS.

SAM. Return to index of stories...


BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-REM


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BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-VO SS


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BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-SOT


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BOAT HITS SANIBEL CZWAY-REM


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NORTH NAPLES BAR SHOTS FIRED-trxOC ZMAP VO


COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE A RESTAURANT.

THIS IS ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS.

DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO "SOUTH STREET" ON PINE RIDGE ROAD AT 9:45 LAST NIGHT AFTER TWO CUSTOMERS GOT INTO A FIGHT.

ONE OF THE MEN LEFT THE BAR, WENT OUT TO THE PARKING LOT AND PULLED A GUN FROM HIS TRUCK.

WITNESSES REPORTED HEARING MULTIPLE GUNSHOTS.

DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO FIND THE PICKUP, A SILVER FORD F-250, IN ORDER TO GET MORE INFORMATION FROM THE DRIVER.

NO ONE WAS HURT IN THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


ARSON ARREST-OC-VO


TWO TEENAGERS ARE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY - ACCUSED OF SETTING A HOUSE IN FORT MYERS SHORES - ON FIRE!

NEIGHBORS SAY IT WAS VACANT -- BUT THE TEENS HAD BEEN LIVING IN IT.

FIREFIGHTERS PUT OUT THE FIRE TUESDAY.

THEY CALLED IT SUSPICIOUS.

DEPUTIES SEARCHED THE AREA AND FOUND THE TWO TEENS AT A DIFFERENT VACANT HOME SEVERAL STREETS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


ARSON ARREST-SOT-SS


so you just kind of lock your doors and keep to yourself

BOTH TEENS WERE ARRESTED, BOOKED, RELEASED.

THEY HAVE A COURT DATE SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO TEACHER-OC-SS


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH A STUDENT.

DOMENIC FRANK IS RELATED TO THE SCHOOL'S PRINCIPAL THROUGH MARRIAGE.

EARLIER THIS MONTH THE PRINCIPAL RELEASED FRANK FROM HIS CONTRACT AT THE SCHOOL.

AFTER DIGGING THROUGH HIS PERSONNEL FILE, WE FOUND HANDWRITTEN STATEMENTS FROM STUDENTS CLAIMING A SOPHOMORE GIRL TOLD THEM SHE WAS HAVING SEX WITH FRANK.

HE HAS NOT BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


AZ: GAY MARRIAGE VETO REAX-trxVOTOPS OC


AN NBC2 UPDATE HERE -

A CONTROVERSIAL BILL PASSED IN ARIZONA IS VETOED AMID A FIRE STORM OF OPPOSITION.

THIS STORY MAKING NATIONAL HEADLINES THIS WEEK.

THE LAW WOULD HAVE ALLOWED BUSINESSES TO REFUSE SERVICE TO GAY AND LESBIAN CUSTOMERS.

ANDREW SPENCER REPORTS - ON HOW IT ALL PLAYED OUT. Return to index of stories...


AZ: GAY MARRIAGE VETO REAX-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA SAID SHE WOULD DO WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR ARIZONA.

"The bill is broadly worded, and could result in unintended and negative consequences."

.AND WITH THAT, ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN BREWER VETOED SENATE BILL 10-62.

OPPONENTS OF THE CONTROVERSIAL BILL CHEERED OUTSIDE AND CHANTED, "THANK YOU, JAN."

MANY FEARED THE LEGISLATION WOULD HAVE GIVEN BUSINESSES LEGAL BACKING TO DENY SERVICE TO GAY AND LESBIAN CUSTOMERS AS AN ASSERTION OF THE BUSINESS OWNERS' RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

THE BILL'S SUPPORTERS SAID IT WASN'T ABOUT CONDONING DISCRIMINATION.

"It has been extraordinarily distorted as to the whole struggle that it's been made up to be when it's not about that at all."

"To the supporters of this legislation, I want you to know that I understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before.however, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve."

WHILE OPPONENTS OF THE BILL CHEERED THE GOVERNOR'S ACTION.

"In her vetoing the bill, I really feel like there's a possible hope for reconciliation within our state, and we can maybe move forward past this really sort of unfortunate chapter."

.SOME SAY THE FIGHT ISN'T OVER, AS OTHER STATES -- INCLUDING GEORGIA, KANSAS AND MISSOURI -- ARE CONSIDERING SIMILAR LEGISLATION.

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TX SAME SEX MARRIAGE-trxVO


DEVELOPING IN TEXAS - A FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES DOWN THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

BUT THE ISSUE IS FAR FROM OVER.

THE PRESIDING JUDGE IN SAN ANTONIO RULED THE 2005 BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

BUT, THE JUDGE SUSPENDED HIS DECISION PENDING A RULING FROM AN APPEALS COURT.

COUPLES SAY THEY UNDERSTAND THE LEGAL HURDLES AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


TX SAME SEX MARRIAGE-SOT VO


The court recognized the issue will be decided by a higher court we will just continue defending the constitution.

THE CASE NOW HEADS TO THE FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN NEW ORLEANS.

THAT COURT WILL HEAR THE SAN ANTONIO CASE LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CLINTON DOC RELEASE-OC VO


33-THOUSAND PAGES OF DOCUMENTS WILL SOON BE RELEASED - GIVING DETAILED INSIGHT INTO THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.

CONFIDENTIAL PAPERS HELD BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES WILL LIKELY REVEAL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT AND HIS ADVISERS, AND POTENTIALLY HILLARY CLINTON.

THERE IS NO SPECIFIC DATE SET FOR THEIR RELEASE.

HOWEVER, A NATIONAL ARCHIVES SPOKESMAN SAYS THE RECORDS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Return to index of stories...


AIR FARE MILES REACTION-trxOTS ONCAM


NEW REACTION FROM A STORY WE FIRST BROKE WEDNESDAY ON THIS BROADCAST.

DELTA AIRLINES IS CHANGING ITS FREQUENT FLYER AWARDS PROGRAM.

IT'S NOW HARDER FOR MANY TO EARN FREE FLIGHTS AND UPGRADES.

JIM AVILA EXPLAINS WHEN THE CHANGES TAKE AFFECT. Return to index of stories...


AIR FARE MILES REACTION-PKG


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ATTENTION FREQUENT FLYERS.

And FASTEN YOUR seat belts.DELTA airlines frequent fliers are waking up

to free flight turbulence this morning.

PASSENGER MOS

14:47.52:12 / It's disappointing,

14:55.03:16 I think that's awful./

ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRLINES REVEALING A MAJOR OVERHAUL TO THE

SKYMILES PROGRAM, Offering free flights and upgrades not based on precious

miles but ON dollars spent.

GARY LEFF, MILEPOINT.COM

5921 the airlines / want to focus on those high fare paying business class

passenger that is going to drive the bottom-line for them

THE NEW PROGRAM, TAKING EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2015, WILL AWARD FIVE POINTS FOR

EVERY QUALIFYING DOLLAR SPENT TO GENERAL SKYMILES MEMBERS. THAT MEANS / AN

ECONOMY SEAT / From ATLANTA TO L-A costing 427 dollars THAT WOULD EARN

YOU 3,892 MILES TODAY. WILL ONLY BRING 2,135 points into your account

under the new rules

SOT GARY LEFF165539 now you're going to be rewarded for your spending

instead of your time in the seat. The more your tickets cost the more

points you're going to get.

HOW MANY MORE POINTS? THAT SAME FLIGHT, BOOKED AS A BUSINESS CLASS SEAT,

which costs more than a grand WOULD now EARN A WHOPPING 12,585 POINTS.

DELTA IS MAKING NO SECRET OF THE CUSTOMERS ITS FAVORING, Quote "The updated

program will better reward the customers who spend more with Delta."

MOS 15:12.23:34 if I'm not going to earn as many miles, I'm going to look

at ways to fly other airlines. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE TOPS


JIM AVILA REPORTING.

THE CHAIRWOMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SPEAKS TODAY IN FRONT OF THE SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE.

JANET YELLEN HAD A BIG EFFECT ON STOCKS THE LAST TIME SHE SPOKE.

HERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

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


KOMEN SIGNUP-OC-SS-BNR


THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE IS A WEEK FROM SATURDAY.

OUR WATERMAN BROADCASTING TEAM IS WORKING, AS MANY OTHERS ARE, TO RAISE GRANT MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES, WHO ASSIST AREA WOMEN, WHO OTHERWISE COULD NOT GET MEDICAL ATTENTION AND TREATMENT.

THE RACE IS AT 8 IN THE MORNING - SATURDAY - MARCH 8TH AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

TO REGISTER GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX GAME TRAFFIC ALERT-OC SS


A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR BASEBALL FANS AND ANYONE WHO LIVES NEAR ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S SPRING TRAINING FACILITIES.

GAMES START TODAY WHICH MEANS TRAFFIC WILL BE HEAVIER THAN NORMAL.

ANYONE WHO LIVES NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY KNOWS ABOUT BACK-UPS BECAUSE OF BASEBALL.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP.

IT WILL HELP YOU KNOW WHICH ROADS TO AVOID.

IN THE NEXT TWO HOURS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF TRAFFIC NO DANIELS AT JET-BLUE PARK.

THE TWINS PLAY THEIR GAMES AT HAMMOND STATIUM ON SIX MILE CYPRESS PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX GAME TRAFFIC ALERT-(2)SSTOPS VO


TODAY IS A DOUBLE HEADER FOR BOSTON.

FIRST PITCH IS AT 1:05.

THE MAJOR LEAGUERS ARE TAKING ON COLLEGE KIDS.

THE RED SOX PLAY THE NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES AND THE BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES.

THOSE GAMES ARE ARE JET BLUE PARK.

AND ON FRIDAY THE MAYORS CUP IS UP FOR GRABS.

AT 1:05 THE RED SOX WILL BATTLE IT OUT AGAINST THE MINNESOTA TWINS.

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES HEADED TO THESE SOLD OUT GAMES, COUNTY LEADERS ARE HOPING MORE FANS WILL START BIKING THERE IF YOU LIVE NEARBY!

THERE ARE PLENTY OF BIKE RACKS AND TRAILS TO GET YOU TO THE GAME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


AN ARGUMENT BETWEEN A BUS DRIVER AND PASSENGER TAKES A VIOLENT TURN.

AND THE WHOLE SITUATION IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

YOU'LL SEE HOW IT WENT DOWN - NEXT.

IMAGINE BEING IN A SMOKE-FILLED AIRPLANE -

IT HAPPENED TO PASSENGERS RECENTLY SENDING THEM INTO A PANIC.

NOW INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) BUS FIGHT ON CAMERA-VO


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TZ1 B) SMOKE ON THE PLANE-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.

CLOUDY WITH A FEW SHOWERS

The main thing you will notice about the weather today will be the cloudy skies and cooler temperatures. Under those clouds, we could see a few showers at any time of day. It will by no means be a wash out, but with so much moisture in our atmosphere, a shower can't be ruled out at any time. Highs today will only reach into the low to mid 70s. Winds today will come from the north at about 10 mph.

We'll still have plenty of cloud cover tonight and it will be a bit cooler with lows in the mid 50s. By tomorrow, the cloud cover will be decreasing as afternoon highs rebound into the mid to upper 70s. Then, by the weekend we'll have mainly sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


WA: BUS ATTACK-trxVO IN PLASMA


NEW AT ELEVEN -

A BUS DRIVER IN OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON IS RECOVERING - AFTER BEING BEATEN BY A PASSENGER, WHEN THE TWO GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT.

THE VIOLENCE WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

MICHELLE MILLMAN HAS THE STORY -- BUT WE DO WANT TO WARN YOU, THE VIDEO MAY BE HARD TO WATCH. Return to index of stories...


WA: BUS ATTACK-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

THE INTERCITY TRANSIT BUS DRIVER ASKED THE PASSENGER TO LEAVE AFTER THEY BEGAN TO ARGUE. THEN THE PASSENGER BECAME MORE AND MORE AGITATED YELLING AT THE DRIVER NOT TO TOUCH HIM. THE DRIVER GETS WITHIN INCHES OF THE PASSENGER'S FACE, HE PUSHES HIM THEN IT GETS VIOLENT.

ANOTHER PASSENGER TRIED TO COME TO THE DRIVER'S AID BUT IT APPEARED DIFFICULT TO HOLD BACK THE ATTACKER. HE GOES AT THE DRIVER AGAIN.

THE ASSAULT SUSPECT LEAVES THE BUS AND DESPITE POLICE ARRIVING ON THE SCENE THEY WERE UNABLE TO FIND THE MAN RIGHT AWAY. BUT TROUGH THIS VIDEO TRANSIT EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED THE MAN AND HE WAS ARRESTED FOR INVESTIGATION OF THIRD DEGREE ASSAULT. Return to index of stories...


SMOKE ON FLIGHT-trxOC NATSVO


NEW VIDEO RIGHT NOW AT ELEVEN.

THE SMELL OF SMOKE FILLED A PLANE AFTER LANDING AT CALIFORNIA'S OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

PEOPLE FROM INSIDE THE PLANE RECORDED VIDEO OF THE EVACUATION.

"go.we can't breathe back here, go!

SKYWEST FLIGHT 44-54 ARRIVED FROM LOS ANGELES ON SCHEDULE.

AN AIRLINE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE CAPTAIN LANDED THE PLANE NORMALLY AND TAXIED TO THE GATE WITHOUT A PROBLEM.

THERE WERE NO INJURIES OR DAMAGE REPORTED.

NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THE SMOKE IN THE CABIN. Return to index of stories...


NASA 715 PLANETS-trxOTS OC VO


FIVE YEARS AGO, ALMOST TO THE DAY, NASA LAUNCHED THE KEPLER SPACE TELESCOPE.

NOW, 2014, AND IT'S MAKING DUE ON ITS PROMISE TO DISCOVER NEW WORLDS, THAT COULD EVEN BE SIMILAR TO OUR OWN.

SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND 715 NEW PLANETS - REVEALED IN THE LATEST PACKAGE OF DATA FROM KEPLER.

THIS IS THE BIGGEST SINGLE DISCOVERY OF PLANETS EVER MADE.

FOUR OF THE PLANETS - COULD POTENTIALLY SUPPORT LIFE.

NASA EXPECTS THE NEXT BATCH OF DATA WILL REVEAL EVEN MORE PLANETS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-trxOC NATSVO


DEVELOPING TODAY IN UKRAINE.

THE FUGITIVE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT ASKED FOR RUSSIA'S PROTECTION FROM -QUOTE- 'EXTREMISTS'.

HE'S ON THE RUN AND THERE'S AN ARREST WARRANT OUT FOR HIM.

PLUS THIS.

protesters

UKRAINE'S POLITICAL CRISIS SPREAD OVERNIGHT.

DOZENS OF HEAVILY ARMED PRO-RUSSIA GUNMEN SEIZED CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY ON THE BLACK SEA.

UKRAINE PUT ITS DOMESTIC SECURITY FORCES ON HIGH ALERT.

WE WILL HAVE A FULL REPORT ON THESE DEVELOPMENTS IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR. Return to index of stories...


SYRIA APOCALYPTIC SITUATION-trxOC VO


DEVELOPING OVERSEAS - THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR DRAGS ON AND FOR THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES, THE SITUATION HAS BECOME A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER.

THIS IS JUST ONE REFUGEE CAMP OUTSIDE OF DAMASCUS.

MORE THAN 18-THOUSAND PEOPLE THERE ARE UNDER A VIRTUAL BLOCKADE, THE AREA, ALREADY BATTERED BY MONTHS OF SHELLING.

THE UNITED NATIONS HAS BEEN TRYING TO DELIVER SUPPLIES - BUT IT SAYS SO FAR THE AID DISTRIBUTED IS JUST A "DROP IN THE OCEAN" COMPARED TO WHAT'S NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


QATAR EXPLOSION AFTERMATH-VOTOPSWIPE


AN EXPLOSION IN THE QATARI CAPITAL DOHA, KILLED AT LEAST NINE PEOPLE.

THE BLAST HAPPENED AT A RESTAURANT NEAR A GAS STATION, AND WAS CAUSED BY A GAS CYLINDER.

BUILDINGS AND CARS WERE BADLY DAMAGED.

IT'S NOT CLEAR IF THE EXPLOSION WAS ACCIDENTAL. Return to index of stories...


COSTA CONCORDIA CAPTAIN-VOTOPS


THE FORMER CAPTAIN OF THE COSTA CONCORDIA IS VISITING THE WRECKED SHIP TODAY.

FRANCESCO SCHETTINO WAS MOBBED BY REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS AS HE ARRIVED FOR A BRIEFING AHEAD OF THE TOUR.

THE VISIT IS PART OF HIS ONGOING TRIAL.IN WHICH HE'S CHARGED WITH CAUSING THE SHIP TO CAPSIZE, ABANDONING HIS SHIP AND MANSLAUGHTER.

SALVAGE CREWS ARE PREPARING TO HAVE THE SHIP TOWED AWAY TO BE BROKEN UP NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FEWER ABOVE 60 PLAN TO RETIRE-OC VO


OLDER WORKERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO RETIRE. BUT FEELING BETTER THAN THEY WERE A YEAR AGO.

A SURVEY OF WORKERS AGES 60 AND OLDER FOUND 45-PERCENT PLAN TO GET PART OR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIRING FROM THEIR CURRENT JOB. THAT'S DOWN 15-POINTS FROM LAST YEAR.

58-PERCENT OF THOSE POLLED SAY THEY ARE PUTTING OFF RETIREMENT. Return to index of stories...


SAMS CLUB ONLINE-VOTOPS


SAM'S CLUB IS TESTING OUT A NEW ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE.

IT'S CALLED "MY SUBSCRIPTIONS" AND RIGHT NOW IT OFFERS 700-ITEMS.

THE PILOT PROGRAM MIRRORS AMAZON DOT COM'S "SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE" PROGRAM IN WHICH YOU SIGN UP TO GET CERTAIN ITEMS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME AUTOMATICALLY.

A SAM'S CLUB SPOKESPERSON SAYS RIGHT NOW THEY ARE TESTING THE WATERS TO SEE HOW CUSTOMERS RESPOND TO THE PROGRAM.

NO DETAILS YET ON WHEN THE PROGRAM COULD EXPAND. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


WHETHER YOU'VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR ONE DAY OR YEARS, MONEY MATTERS AND RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE TRICKY.

SHOULD YOU HAVE A JOINT BANK ACCOUNT OR SEPARATE?

WE BREAK DOWN PITFALLS TO AVOID AT ANY STAGE OF A RELATIONSHIP. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) COUPLES AND MONEY-VOWIPE


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COUPLES AND MONEY ISSUES-trxPLASMA


IT'S NEVER THE MOST FUN TOPIC TO DISCUSS.

AT ANY STAGE OF A RELATIONSHIP, MONEY MATTERS CAN PRESENT CHALLENGES.

KARIN CAIFA LOOKS AT SOME COMMON MISTAKES COUPLES MAKE, AND HOW TO AVOID THEM, IN TODAY'S CONSUMER WATCH. Return to index of stories...


COUPLES AND MONEY ISSUES-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

WHEN COUPLES COME TOGETHER, SO DO TWO SETS OF FINANCES. AND KIPLINGER'S PERSONAL FINANCE WARNS OF SOME COMMON MISTAKES COUPLES TEND TO MAKE - NO MATTER HOW LONG THEY'VE BEEN TOGETHER.

IT SHOULDN'T BE ONE PERSON DOING ALL OF THE MONEY MANAGEMENT. IT EITHER FEELS LIKE A BURDEN, OR BEING LEFT OUT OF THE LOOP. STILL, TAKE PRECAUTIONS IN CASE THINGS COME APART, ESPECIALLY COUPLES LIVING TOGETHER, BUT NOT MARRIED YET --

You should consider getting a cohabitation agreement, which clearly states the living arrangements that you've agreed to, such as who pays which bills, and if in fact you do have a joint - a bank account, how much each person is contributing to that bank account each month.

A JOINT BANK ACCOUNT IS A GOOD IDEA FOR COUPLES AT ANY STAGE TO PAY THOSE MUTUAL EXPENSES LIKE A MORTGAGE. BUT KIPLINGERS' ALSO RECOMMENDS SPOUSES KEEP SOMETHING SEPARATE, TOO.

It's definitely a good idea to also have your own personal checking account, where you can use it whichever way you like and buy whatever you want, and that'll definitely help you avoid those disagreements with your partner.

IT CAN ALSO HELP IF A SPOUSE PASSES AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY. A JOINT ACCOUNT COULD BE AT RISK FOR BEING FROZEN.

ALSO BE SURE YOU'RE COVERED UNDER DISABILITY INSURANCE IN CASE AN ACCIDENT PUTS ONE INCOME IN JEOPARDY.

AND KEEP THE DIALOGUE CONSTANT, NOT JUST AT KEY POINTS LIKE TAX TIME AND RETIREMENT TIME.

FOR CONSUMER WATCH, I'M KARIN CAIFA. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


MOUNTING PRESSURE IN UKRAINE--

OVERNIGHT ARMED MEN STORMED GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS - TAKING THEM OVER.

MEANTIME - RUSSIA IS INCREASING IT'S MILITARY PRESENCE IN THE REGION

NBC-2 BREAKS DOWN POSSIBLE PLANS TO REGAIN CONTROL.

PLUS-- GENERAL MOTORS IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - OVER A RECALL THAT'S LINKED TO AT LEAST A DOZEN DEATHS.

WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING FOR--

AND WHY GM MAY BE AT FAULT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) UKRAINE LATEST-VO


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TZ3 B) GM RECALL INVESTIGATION-VOTOPS


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NORTH KOREA FIRES MISSILES-trxVO


BREAKING NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING AT ELEVEN

A TENSE SITUATION FOLLOWING REPORTS THAT NORTH KOREA FIRED MISSILES INTO WATERS EAST OF THE COUNTRY.

SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS REPORTS - FOUR SHORT RANGE MISSILES WERE FIRED EARLY THIS MORNING ABOUT 200 MILES OUT INTO OPEN WATER.

NORTH KOREA ROUTINELY CONDUCTS SHORT-RANGE MISSILE TESTS.

BUT TODAY'S LAUNCH COMES JUST DAYS AFTER SOUTH KOREA AND THE U.S. BEGAN THEIR ANNUAL MILITARY DRILLS.

PYONYANG CALLS THE DRILLS A REHEARSAL FOR INVASION. Return to index of stories...


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TENSIONS IN UKRAINE HAVE SPREAD TO THE PRO-RUSSIA CRIMEA REGION WHERE GUNMEN HAVE REPORTEDLY SEIZED LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.

THE CONFLICT CAME A DAY AFTER RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN ORDERED MILITARY EXERCISES FOR 150-THOUSAND RUSSIAN TROOPS, INCLUDING SOME BASED NEAR RUSSIA'S BORDER WITH UKRAINE.

NBC'S JIM MACEDA REPORTS FROM MOSCOW. Return to index of stories...


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THE MAIN FLASHPOINT REMAINS UKRAINE'S CRIMEAN PENINSULA - IT'S STRATEGIC FOR RUSSIA BECAUSE IT'S THE HOME OF ITS BLACK SEA FLEET AFTER SCUFFLES YESTERDAY BETWEEN PRO AND ANTI-RUSSIAN PROTESTERS OUTSIDE OF CRIMEA'S PARLIAMENT.

OVERNIGHT, THINGS GOT WORSE - THE BUILDING SEIZED BY ARMED MEN WITH RPG'S. AK-47'S AND SNIPER RIFLES.

IN EFFECT, THESE WERE RUSSIAN-SPEAKING VIGILANTES WHO IMMEDIATELY RAISED THE RUSSIAN FLAG OVER THE BUILDING.

TODAY, POLICE HAVE SURROUNDED THE BUILDING HOPING TO CONTAIN THE SITUATION AND ANY VIOLENCE WHILE UKRAINE'S ACTING PRESIDENT, ALEKSANDR TURCHINOV, WARNED RUSSIA EARLIER THAT ANY TROOP MOVEMENTS BY RUSSIANS OUTSIDE THAT BLACK SEA BASE WOULD BE SEEN BY UKRAINE AS AN ACT OF AGGRESSION AND ALL OF THIS HAPPENING AS WE NOW SEE PHOTOS OF ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS - NOT CLEAR WHETHER THEY'RE RUSSIAN OR UKRAINIAN - AND TROOPS, RIOT POLICE ON THE ROAD TO SAVASTOPOL, THAT'S THE TOWN OUTSIDE THE BLACK SEA FLEET BASE.

SO ALL OF THIS MAKING HERE FOR A VERY TENSE STANDOFF AND WORSE THE KIND OF COCKTAIL THAT IN THE PAST IN OTHER SOVIET REPUBLICS HAS LED TO A RUSSIAN MILITARY INTERVENTION.

I'M JIM MACEDA, NBC NEWS, REPORTING FROM MOSCOW, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


WORST WEATHER EVER-trxVO IN PLASMA


THE ARCTIC AIR JUST WON'T STAY AWAY.

MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS BRACING FOR NOT ONE, BUT TWO JOLTS OF BITTER COLD.

TEMPERATURES ARE PLUNGING TO RECORD LOWS IN SOME CASES.

INDRA PETERSONS HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


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-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

FOR MUCH OF THE COUNTRY, FEBRUARY IS ENDING ON A LOW NOTE.

AS ANOTHER ARCTIC BLAST BRINGS SUB ZERO TEMPERATURES TO THE MIDWEST AND SINKS TEMPERATURES BELOW THE FREEZING MARK AS FAR SOUTH AS FLORIDA.

JUST LOOK AT THIS ICE JAM ON ILLINOIS' KANKAKEE RIVER.

MILES OF THICK, BROKEN ICE HAVE STOPPED THE RIVER FROM FLOWING.

RESIDENTS FEARING WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN ALL OF THIS ICE MELTS.

"That's when the water is going to come up like a backed up toilet. The ice is going to come up and take out everything in its path."

THE SEEMINGLY NEVER-ENDING BOUTS WITH THE BITTER COLD AND LIFE-THREATENING WIND CHILLS HAVE BEEN AMONG THE WORST ON RECORD.

A NEW INDEX TRACKING WEATHER EXTREMES CONFIRMS IT.

IT'S DUBBED THE MISERY INDEX AND FOR GOOD REASON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS DETROIT IS THE HARDEST HIT THIS SEASON -- WITH MORE THAN 78 INCHES OF SNOW AND 13 DAYS OF LOWS BELOW ZERO.

NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA AND CHICAGO ALSO RANK HIGH ON THE MISERY LIST FOR RECORD SNOWFALL AND FREEZING TEMPS.

"This really has been the worst winter in a lot of people's lifetimes. We haven't seen winters like this since the 70s in a lot of places."

ON THE WEST COAST, A VERY DIFFERENT PICTURE!

OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS, TORRENTIAL RAIN WILL FINALLY MAKE A DENT IN CALIFORNIA'S SEVERE DROUGHT -- THE STATE'S WORST IN 100 YEARS.

BUT THE DOWNPOURS COULD CREATE MORE PROBLEMS THAN RELIEF.

FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES ARE A BIG CONCERN WITH AS MUCH AS SIX INCHES OF RAIN IN THE FORECAST.

ALL EYES ON THE SKIES AS HOLLYWOOD'S BIGGEST NAMES PREPARE TO WALK DOWN THE RED CARPET AT THE OSCARS ON SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


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IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S DEADLY BOMBING AT THE BOSTON MARATHON, THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION PLANS TO STEP UP SECURITY THIS YEAR.

ORGANIZERS CHANGED SEVERAL RULES AFTER TWIN BOMBS IN BACKPACKS KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE AT THE FINISH LINE OF LAST YEAR'S RACE.

BOTH RUNNERS AND SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BRING 'OVER THE SHOULDER' BAGS OR GLASS CONTAINERS LARGER THAN ONE LITER.

RUNNERS ALSO WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEAR COSTUMES THAT ARE BULKY OR THAT COVER THE FACE.

THIS YEAR'S RACE IS MONDAY, APRIL 21ST. Return to index of stories...


NEBRASKA DORM FIRE-VO


A TWO-ALARM FIRE BROKE OUT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA DORMS WEDNESDAY.

TAKE A LOOK, FLAMES QUICKLY SPREAD AND COULD BE SEEN SHOOTING FROM THE ROOFTOP.

THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY STUDENT INJURIES. BUT OFFICIALS SAY ONE FIREFIGHTER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH A MINOR INJURY.

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


OK: SCHOOL SAFE ROOMS-VO


IT IS NOW MANDATORY FOR EVERY NEW SCHOOL IN OKLAHOMA CITY TO HAVE STORM SHELTERS OR SAFE ROOMS.

THE SPACES HAVE TO BE TORNADO-RESISTANT AND LARGE ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR WHICH THE BUILDING WAS DESIGNED.

A TASK FORCE WAS FORMED AFTER VIOLENT STORMS KILLED ALMOST 50 PEOPLE BACK IN MAY 2013. INCLUDING SEVEN CHILDREN AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN MOORE, OKLAHOMA. Return to index of stories...


FEDS TO INVESTIGATE GM RECALL-trxVO


FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF GENERAL MOTORS RESPONDED QUICKLY ENOUGH TO PROBLEMS WITH ITS VEHICLES.

THE COMPANY RECALLED NEARLY ONE-POINT-FOUR MILLION OLDER MODEL VEHICLES FOR FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES.

THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN LINKED TO 31 FRONTAL CRASHES AND 13 DEATHS.

CARMAKERS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO REPORT SAFETY DEFECTS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WITHIN FIVE DAYS.

ACCORDING TO U-S-A TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR G-M SAYS THE AUTOMAKER "WILL COOPERATE FULLY" WITH THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


MEN AND PATERNAL AGE-VO


A NEW STUDY LINKS AUTISM, A-D-H-D AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN KIDS. WITH THE AGE THEIR FATHERS WERE WHEN THE BABIES WERE CONCEIVED.

COMPARED TO MEN WHO FATHER CHILDREN IN THEIR 20'S. MEN IN THEIR 40'S ARE MORE LIKELY TO FATHER BABIES WHO LATER HAVE AUTISM, A-D-H-D AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR. AMONG OTHER PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS.

EXPERTS SUSPECT THAT AS MEN AGE, THEY'RE EXPOSED TO MORE ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS. WHICH MIGHT LEAD TO D-N-A MUTATIONS IN THEIR SPERM. Return to index of stories...


MILITARY SCAM-ONCAM


MILITARY FORCES ARE TAUGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES ON THE FRONT LINES.

TODAY - BOB HANSEN EXPLAINS WHY THEY NEED TO ALSO LEARN TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AT HOME AS WELL - WHEN IT COMES TO HACKERS. Return to index of stories...


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WHEN OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM COME BACK FROM THE BATTLEFIELD, THEY ARE TREATED LIKE HEROES. BUT FOR CROOKS AND SCAM ARTISTS. THE FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN.

"they'll think it's an official site, and they'll go to it and get logged in on it and next thing you know they're getting ripped off."

ED OLANDER WITH FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT SAY SCAMMERS ARE USING OFFICIAL LOOKING FINANCIAL WEBSITES TO TRICK SERVICEMEN OUT OF THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

"They have money, they're alone, they are away from home and they are vulnerable."

A PERFECT COMBINATION FOR CRIMINALS CREATING PHONY WEBSITES.

"Unfortunately it was a completely fraudulent website that was just collecting information from our soldiers for the purpose of identity theft and to use that information in order to take advantage of our soldiers."

THE WEBSITE WAS CALLED U-S MILITARY BENEFIT DOT ORG. IT LOOKED OFFICIAL BUT SHERYL REICHERT WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS IT WAS AN EVIL HOAX.

"Claiming that soldiers needed to respond to the website, needed to enter this information or they would actually lose benefits."

"Not only is a young man or woman vulnerable but also their families when one of them is deployed."

"Oh, the scam artists. if they work the area, they're going to know when the ronald reagan battle group is out. so they may target the housing areas where they think a lot of the spouses are."

THE NAVY AND OTHER MILITARY BRANCHES ARE EDUCATING SERVICEMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES TO RECOGNIZE THESE SCAMS BEFORE THEY EVER BECOME A VICTIM.

BUT FOR MANY, THE THOUGHT OF SCAMMING OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM. IS OUTRAGEOUS.

"and it's just very frustrating because these guys are putting their lives on the line for us, and they're being specifically targeted by these con men." Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


FOOD LABEL ARE THE GO TO GUIDE FOR SHOPPERS--

BUT SOON THOSE SAME LABELS COULD BE UNDERGOING A FACELIFT.

AND SEVERAL FACTS MAY NOT MAKE THE CUT.

WHAT'S GETTING CHOPPED AND WHAT'S BEING ADDED?

ANSWERS AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


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ARE YOU CONFUSED WHEN YOU LOOK AT FOOD LABELS - TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE INFORMATION MEANS?

NOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING CHANGES TO THOSE NUTRITION LABELS.

LATER TODAY - WE COULD GET OUR FIRST HINT ON WHAT THOSE NEW LABELS WILL LOOK LIKE.

TRACIE POTTS REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FDA FOOD LABELS-PKG


NEW FOOD LABELS ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE CALORIES BIGGER AND EASIER TO READ.

THEY MAY DROP SOME NUTRIENTS AND ADD OTHERS -- LIKE TRANS FATS. AND THE PERCENTAGE OF WHOLE-WHEAT.

AND USE MEASUREMENTS THAT ARE EASIER FOR CONSUMERS TO UNDERSTAND - TEASPOONS INSTEAD OF GRAMS.

THE CHANGES COME AS A RECENT GOVERNMENT SURVEY SHOWS 42 PERCENT OF WORKING ADULTS AND MORE THAN HALF OF OLDER ONES READ NUTRITION LABELS.

"They're scrutinizing labels; they're asking questions; they're changing what they feed their families."

THE NEW LABELS ARE EXPECTED TO USE MORE REALISTIC SERVING SIZES - WHAT WE REALLY EAT:

"Some of the serving sizes are a joke. A two ounce bagel or two ounce muffin - when was the last time anybody saw one of those? So companies pretend that a four ounce muffin is two servings. And so all the numbers are divided in half - half as much sugar, half as much fat half as many calories. So the FDA is trying to update that."

HEALTH ADVOCATES WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO LIST "ADDED SUGARS." THAT'S CONTROVERSIAL. SOME "ADDED" SUGARS ARE NATURAL.

IN A STATEMENT, THE GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION IS URGING THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER THE "MOST CURRENT, RELIABLE SCIENCE".

AND MAKE SURE THE NEW LABELS AREN'T CONFUSING.

audio outcue: Tracie Potts, NBC News, WASHINGTON.

THE FDA SAYS CHANGING LABELS COULD COST THE FOOD INDUSTRY TWO BILLION DOLLARS.

I'M TRACIE POTTS IN WASHINGTON - BACK TO YOU. 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.

CLOUDY WITH A FEW SHOWERS

The main thing you will notice about the weather today will be the cloudy skies and cooler temperatures. Under those clouds, we could see a few showers at any time of day. It will by no means be a wash out, but with so much moisture in our atmosphere, a shower can't be ruled out at any time. Highs today will only reach into the low to mid 70s. Winds today will come from the north at about 10 mph.

We'll still have plenty of cloud cover tonight and it will be a bit cooler with lows in the mid 50s. By tomorrow, the cloud cover will be decreasing as afternoon highs rebound into the mid to upper 70s. Then, by the weekend we'll have mainly sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s. Return to index of stories...


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A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDEN'TS CABINET IS GOING THROUGH A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER HAS BEEN TAKEN TO A D-C HOSPITAL.

THIS IS A LIVE SHOT IS OF MEDSTAR HOSPITAL, WHERE HE IS BEING EVALUATED

HE WAS EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH WHILE IN A MEETING TODAY. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


JUSTIN BIEBER HAS A NEW VIDEO MAKING HEADLINES. BUT THIS ONE IS NOT FOR HIS MUSIC.

AND BEN AFFLECK SPENT WEDNESDAY IN WASHINGTON.

DAVE STEWART HAS THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

MIAMI-DADE POLICE HAVE RELEASED VIDEO OF JUSTIN BIEBER FROM THE NIGHT OF HIS ARREST.

THE VIDEO SHOWS BIEBER AT THE MIAMI BEACH POLICE STATION TAKING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A SOBRIETY TEST.

THE SINGER AND HIS FRIEND KHALIL AMIR SHARIEF WERE ARRESTED FOR DRAG RACING JANUARY 23RD.

BIEBER HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, RESISTING ARREST, AND DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE.

BEN AFFLECK MADE AN APPEARANCE ON CAPITOL HILL WEDNESDAY.

THE ACTOR AND DIRECTOR MET WITH SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY AS AN ADVOCATE FOR PEOPLE IN THE CONGO.

"This is a region that's suffered enormous damage and trauma and this fire is now abating a little bit and we have a window in which engagement on the part of the secretary, the president, the Congress collectively can make a real difference."

AFFLECK ALSO TESTIFIED BEFORE THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE.

AND SPIKE LEE IS STIRRING UP CONTROVERSY.

THE DIRECTOR SPOKE AT AN EVENT IN BROOKLYN TUESDAY NIGHT. AND WENT ON AN PROFANITY-LACED RANT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION AFTER HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE ISSUE BY AN AUDIENCE MEMBER.

"Then comes the mother****** Christopher Columbus Syndrome. You can't discover this! We been here. You just can't come and bogart."

LEE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT RACE RELATIONS IN THE PAST.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M DAVE STEWART. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


MANY DOG OWNERS SAY THEY KNOW - WHEN THEIR DOG FEELS GUILTY OR SHAMEFUL.

MAYBE THEY DID THEIR BUSINESS IN THE HOUSE - OR TORE UP YOUR FAVORITE SHOES -

NEW TODAY - WHY THOSE PITIFUL LOOKS MAY NOT BE WHAT THEY SEEM. Return to index of stories...


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


RADIATION EXPOSURE IS OFTEN A CONCERN FOR PATIENTS UNDERGOING ADVANCED MEDICAL TESTING.

BUT WHEN IT'S A CHILD GETTING AN XRAY OR MRI- PARENTS ARE EXTRA CAUTIOUS.

THEY MAY WANT TO LOOK FOR EQUIPMENT THAT CAN SHRINK DOSES TO PEDIATRIC LEVELS.

AMY OSHIER EXPLAINS IN OUR HEALTH MATTERS REPORT. Return to index of stories...


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YEARS OF RESEARCH TOLD DOCTORS WHAT MANY ALREADY SUSPECTED.

THAT ONE-SIZE-FITS ALL RADIOGRAPHY CAN BE BAD FOR CHILDREN.

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

4:20 The pediatric populations we know from scientific studies are most susceptible to

radiation and radiation-induced cancers. They're growing and they're developing and

that makes it more susceptible.

IT'S ESTIMATED THAT REDUCING THE NUMBER OF UNNECESSARY AND

HIGH DOSE CT SCANS GIVEN TO KIDS COULD CUT THEIR LIFETIME RISK OF

ASSOCIATED CANCERS BY AS MUCH AS 62 PERCENT.

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

4:48: So over the last several years there's been a big push to use what we call a

'pediatric dose' for pediatric scanning.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

CT scans use X-ray to give doctors cross-sectional images of a patient's body. In

children, they are most frequently to evaluate an injury. Now technology is making it

easier for doctors to get what they need and still play it safe.

DR. DUFFEK-DEMO

:01: We're looking at one of our new GE scanners- this is one of the new scanners it

has the low dose techniques available to us.

EACH LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM RADIOLOGY FACILITY IS EQUIPPED

WITH SCANNERS THAT PROVIDE VARIABLE DOSES, BASED ON PATIENT AND

NEED. TODAY, EVEN A STANDARD CT SCAN IS MUCH LOWER THAN 20 YEARS

AGO. THE LATEST EQUIPMENT INCLUDES CHILD-SIZE PROTOCOLS BUILT IN.

DR. CORY DUFFEK/NEURORADIOLOGIST

RUNS:

4:48 With our new generation of scanners now it allows us to lower that dose

approximately another 13 to 30% and still get the same image quality that we were

seeing.

THE IMMEDIATE BENEFIT OF GETTING A TIMELY CT SCAN MAKES IT WORTH-

WHILE. BUT LOWERING RADIATION EXPOSURE CUTS DOWN ON RISK AND

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


NASA NORTH KOREA FROM SPACE-trxVOTOPS WIPE


NEW PICTURES FROM NASA SHOW JUST HOW OFF-THE-GRID NORTH KOREA IS.

AN ASTRONAUT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CAPTURED THESE FASCINATING PICTURES.

THE BRIGHTLY LIT UP CITIES ARE IN CHINA AND SOUTH KOREA.

AS THE SPACE STATION PASSES OVER NORTH KOREA, SEE HOW EVERYTHING GOES TO DARK?

ONE EXCEPTION IS PYONGYANG.

NASA SAYS THE LIGHT EMISSION FROM THE NORTH KOREAN CAPITAL IS EQUIVALENT TO SMALLER TOWNS IN SOUTH KOREA. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX DBL HEADER-VIDBOXTOPS


BASEBALL FANS GET READY.

THE RED SOX WILL PLAY THEIR ANNUAL COLLEGE DOUBLE-HEADER TODAY.

THE FIRST PITCH WILL BE AT 1:05 THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE NORTH-EASTERN GAME.

THE BOSTON COLLEGE GAME WILL FOLLOW - ALL IN FRONT OF A SELL-OUT CROWD. Return to index of stories...


FGCU PLAYS TONIGHT-ONCAM


THE CALENDAR IS GETTING READY TO FLIP TO MARCH.

THAT MEANS IT'S CRUNCH-TIME IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL.

WILL WE SEE DUNK CITY BACK IN THE BIG DANCE.

THE F-G-C-U MENS AND WOMENS TEAMS PLAY LIPSCOMB TONIGHT.

THE GUYS ARE ON THE ROAD -- AND THE LADIES ARE AT HOME AT ALICO ARENA.

BOTH THE MENS AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS ARE TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE ATLANTIC SUN.

THEY'RE VYING FOR HOME COURT ADVANTAGE THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT. Return to index of stories...


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A BIG FAMILY EVENT KICKS OFF TONIGHT!

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND LEE COUNTY FAIR.

ITS "SNEAK PEEK" NIGHT. AT THE FAIRGROUNDS ON BAYSHORE ROAD, EAST OF I-75.

TICKETS ARE 12 DOLLARS

THE FAIR OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW.

FOR MORE INFORMATION HEAD TO OUR WEB SITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


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A DOG'S LOOK OF GUILT.

.THAT LOOK WHEN YOU KNOW THEY KNOW THEY'RE IN TROUBLE.

ITS SO TELLING SOMETIMES IT CAN EVEN MAKE US FEEL GUILTY.

WELL IT TURNS OUT, THAT LOOK MAY NOT BE ABOUT FEELINGS OF SHAME AFTER ALL.

KATY TUR TAKES A CLOSER LOOK. INTO THE MIND OF A DOG. Return to index of stories...


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GOOD DOGS.GONE BAD.

I ATE the trampoline

I BROKE GRANDMA'S IPAD.

I GOT INTO THE COUPONS.

NAT "I wonder if Tank had anything to do with it?"

THEIR HEADS ARE DOWN. THEY WONT LOOK YOU IN EYE.

THEIR SHAME --- WRITTEN ALL OVER THEIR FACE.AND IN SOME CASES AROUND THEIR NECKS.WITH 58 MILLION PAGE VIEWS DOGSHAMING.COM IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PLACES ON THE INTERNET.

NO MATTER HOW GUILTY YOU THINK THEY LOOK, SOME RESEARCHERS SAY YOUR PUP IS FEELING *NO* SHAME FOR EATING THOSE BAND-AIDS. THEY JUST DON'T HAVE THAT ABILITY.

standup: They may not feel shame.but they do know how to read our moods, for instance if you're happy they'll want to play with you, and if you're sad maybe they'll come over and lick your face.. oh how did you know i was having a junky day?

IN FACT SCIENTISTS IN BUDAPEST RECENTLY DID MRI'S ON 11 POOCHES. THEY FOUND, JUST AS IN HUMANS, DOGS HAVE A LITTLE PATCH OF NEURONS THAT RESPOND TO EMOTIONAL SOUNDS.

HENCE WHEN YOURE DOG IS BEING SCOLDED FOR DOING SOMETHING WRONG.WELL ITS YOUR TEMPER, SOME SAY, NOT THEIR *GUILT* THATS MAKING THEM COWER.

nats?

BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES.

SOT/ jon ortiz:

they def feel shame. thats before yous cold them? yes they walk to their cage etc.

ANIMAL BEHAVIORIST WARREN ECKSTEIN DOESNT BUY IT EITHER.

SOT/ WARREN ECKSTEIN, ANIMAL BEHAVIORIST

"theres no doubt in my mind theyre embarrassed. The way they turn their heir head the way they look away. its almost like they dont want to make that contact with you bc they are really ashamed of what they did."

SO WHAT IS ALL MEAN FOR CATS? NOTHING.THEY STILL DON'T CARE WHAT YOURE SAYING.

KATY TUR NBC NEWS NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


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NBC2 WITH A DEVELOPING STORY - MORE THAN A DOZEN DOGS ARE SAFE - AFTER BEING REMOVED FROM TERRIBLE LIVING CONDITIONS IN A LEE COUNTY HOME.

NBC-2 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS IN AN ANIMAL HOARDING CASE.

LIVE AT NOON.

TRAFFIC BACKUPS BECAUSE OF BASEBALL!

SPRING TRAINING GAMES START ONE HOUR FROM NOW.

NBC2 HITS THE ROADS TO SHOW YOU WHICH ROUTES TO AVOID.

the biggest thing that i've learned is that it doesn't stop. it's a 24/7 operation

GOOD NEWS FOR CONSUMERS AS MEAT PRICES GO UP.

IF YOU'RE WILLING TO SWITCH TO BISON,

YOU COULD BE SAVING SOME MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.

OUR REPORT COMES FROM THE CATTLE FARM.

CLOUDY COOL CONDITIONS - CHANGING INTO SUNSHINE IN the COMING DAYS.

NBC2 WITH YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST - GETTING YOU READY FOR THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


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CLOSE-2 SHOT


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