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ANCHOR SUPERS FIRST WX TOSS-AWS TEMPS ANI
KEY LIST FIRST WX-WX CENTER
OPEN-CLIP DOGS RESCUED-TRX 2 SHOT SS OBX
FIRST WX TOSS-TOWER ANI DOGS RESCUED-REM LIVE
FIRST WX-WX CENTER DOGS RESCUED-VOWIPE
ERIC HOLDER HOSPITAL-TRX SAT VO DOGS RESCUED-SOTVO
DOGS RESCUED-TRX 2 SHOT 2 SS DOGS RESCUED-REM LIVE
RED SOX TRAFFIC-2 SHOT TRX OBX ERIC HOLDER HOSPITAL-TRX SAT VO
RED SOX TRAFFIC-LIVE CAUSEWAY SAILBOAT-VO
RED SOX TRAFFIC-VO CONCORDIA CAPTAIN-TRX O ANI TOPS
RED SOX TRAFFIC-SOT CONCORDIA CAPTAIN-PKG
RED SOX TRAFFIC-LIVE RED SOX TRAFFIC-TRX VO
CAUSEWAY BOAT-VO TC MON LEHIGH SPRING PROJECT-VO
CAUSEWAY BOAT-TRX PKG STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD
UKRAINE LATEST-TRX VO PLASMA WISDOM TEETH DEATH-OC
UKRAINE LATEST-PKG WISDOM TEETH DEATH-PKG
BEREAVEMENT FARES-VO BREASTFEEDING VS BOTTLE FEEDING-OC
FREE TAX FILING-VO BREASTFEEDING VS BOTTLE FEEDING-TRX PKG
STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
NORTH NAPLES GUNSHOTS-SS VO TZ4 A) OFFICER PHONE SEX BIZ-SOTVO
CAPE BIKE PATHS-TRX OC TZ4 B) BOSTON MARATHON RESTRICTIONS-NATS VO
KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS BNR WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT OFFICER PHONE SEX BIZ-ON CAM
TZ1 A) BISON MEAT-VO OFFICER PHONE SEX BIZ-PKG
TZ1 B) TEEN TANNNING-VOTOPS WHEEL CHAIR PIG-NATS VOWIPE
WEATHER-STC WHEEL CHAIR PIG-SOTVO
POTUS BROTHERS KEEPER-TRX VO PLASMA FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
TEA PARTY 5 YEARS-VO TOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TEEN TANNNING-TRX VOTOPS BOSTON MARATHON RESTRICTIONS-NATS VO VIDBOX
NEW RETIRING STUDY-VO TC MON CO FIERY CRASH-TRX VOTOPS
SAMS CLUB ONLINE-VOTOPS SIMPLIFY SERVINGS-VOWIPE
CA RAIN-TRX VOTOPS SIMPLIFY SERVINGS-SOTVO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP LEE COUNTY FAIR-VO BNR
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FGCU TODAY-OC
BISON MEAT-2 SHOT KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS BNR
BISON MEAT-TRX PKG COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT A) FOOD LABELS-VO
TZ2 A) PARALYZED WOMAN WALKS-SOTVO B) CARNIVAL SUIT-VOTOPS
PARALYZED WOMAN WALKS-EBOX TOPS C) FLIGHT MILES-VOTOPS
PARALYZED WOMAN WALKS-TRX PKG DOGS RESCUED-TRX 2 SS TOPS
PARALYZED WOMAN WALKS-2 SHOT CAUSEWAY BOAT-VOTOPS
TEASE THREE-2 SHOT ERIC HOLDER-VOTOPS
TZ3 A) WHEEL CHAIR PIG-NATS VO MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ3 B) WISDOM TEETH DEATH-VOTOPS SEVERE WX HURRICANES & FLOOD-SSTOPS
DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT
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FIRST WX TOSS-TOWER ANI


CLOUDY SKIES OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AT MIDDAY.

IT'S ALSO A BIT COOLER THAN WE'VE BEEN SEEING.

BUT SUNNY DAYS ARE AHEAD.

METEOROLOGIST JIM RIEF HAD SOME GOOD NEWS LOOKING INTO THE WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WX-WX CENTER


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...


ERIC HOLDER HOSPITAL-TRX SAT VO


BREAKING AT MIDDAY.

U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL,

JUST TWO HOURS AGO.

HE IS RESTING AT MEDSTAR HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON.

HOLDER WAS EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH IN A MEETING TODAY.

AS OF NOW,

HIS CONDITION IS BEING MONITORED.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UDPATES. Return to index of stories...


DOGS RESCUED-TRX 2 SHOT 2 SS


DEVELOPING IN LEE COUNTY,

15 DOGS ONCE LIVING IN FILTH ARE RESCUED AND SAFE TODAY.

TAKE A LOOK.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SENT US THESE PICTURES.

15 DATCHSUNDS, LIVING IN TERRIBLE CONDITIONS.

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 WILL BRING YOU A LIVE REPORT AT 12-30. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TRAFFIC-2 SHOT TRX OBX


LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

FOR SPRING TRAINING AND ALL THAT TRAFFIC THAT COMES WITH IT.

THE RED SOX START WITH A DOUBLE HEADER IN ABOUT ONE HOUR.

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO THE GAME TODAY, YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO AVOID DANIELS PARKWAY.

NBC2S JOELLE PARKS IS LIVE OUTSIDE JETBLUE PARK-

JOELLE WHAT'S IT LIKE OUT THERE? Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TRAFFIC-LIVE


Take a look at this. Traffic already starting to back up for the Red Sox game. You can see lee county sheriffs office is running traffic control. There's 12 deputies, 13 squad cars and one supervisor out here to make sure cars keep moving an everyone stays safe. All this- paid for by lee county. Today's a double header against northeastern university then boston college, so you're going to want to avoid the area if you don't want to get stuck in the mess. We'll be out her monitoring the situation.

Reporting live jp. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TRAFFIC-VO


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RED SOX TRAFFIC-SOT


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RED SOX TRAFFIC-LIVE


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CAUSEWAY BOAT-VO TC MON


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT AN ABANDONED BOAT THAT RAN INTO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

EVERYONE'S OKAY TODAY.

THAT'S BECAUSE NO ONE WAS ON THE BOAT,

RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW IT GOT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

NBC2'S SAM SWEENEY HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


CAUSEWAY BOAT-TRX PKG


THIS ALL HAPPENED ALONG THE C-SPAN SECTION.

IT'S THE PART OF THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE THAT IS THE CLOSEST TO SANIBEL ISLAND.

NO ONE WAS ON BOARD WHEN IT HAPPENED.

AGAIN TRAFFIC IS NOT IMPACTED NOW.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES AND the FWC ARE WORKING TO FIND WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED. WHOSE BOAT THIS IS AND HOW THIS HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-TRX VO PLASMA


NOW TO THE LATEST IN UKRAINE.

PARLIAMENT HAS APPROVED THE FORMATION OF A NEW NATIONAL UNITY GOVERNMENT,

EVEN AS THE OUSTED UKRANIAN PRESIDENT DECLARED TODAY HE IS STILL HEAD OF THE COUNTRY.

RICHARD ENGEL HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-PKG


RUSSIAN FLAGS FLYING OVER THE REGIONAL PARLIAMENT IN CRIMEA THIS MORNING.PUT THERE AFTER PRO-RUSSIAN GUNMEN TOOK CONTROL OF THE BUILDING OVERNIGHT.

THEY WANT THIS REGION PART OF UKRAINE.PART OF THE RUSSIAN BORDER.TO JOIN WITH RUSSIA.

RUSSIA HAS MILITARY BASES IN CRIMEA - ITS HUGE BLACK SEA FLEET IS BASED THERE.

AND RUSSIA HAS SAID IT WILL REACT UNCOMPRISINGLY TO DEFEND ITS INTERESTS.

RUSSIA PUT ITS AIR FORCE ON ALERT AND BEGAN SIX DAYS OF WAR GAMES NEAR UKRAINE'S BORDER - 150-THOUSAND GROUND TROOPS AND HEAVY WEAPONS.RUSSIAN MEDIA DESCRIBE THEM AS THE BIGGEST WAR GAMES SINCE THE SOVIET ERA.

THE U-S IS WATCHING CLOSELY - AND WARNING RUSSIA NOT TO SEIZE UKRANIAN TERRITORY AND REIMPOSE THE OUSTED, PRO-RUSSIAN PRESIDENT.

SECRETARY KERRY SPOKE WITH ANDREA MITCHELL.

"Mr. Putin should listen carefully to Ukranians who have voice their desire for change so we're hoping that Russia will not see this as a continuation of the Cold War. We don't see it that way."

THE ACTING UKRANIAN GOVERNMENT HERE IN KIEV HAS WARNED RUSSIA AGAINST QUOTE 'MILITARY AGGRESSION' AND ASKED RUSSIAN FORCES TO STAY ON THEIR BASE IN CRIMEA.

RICHARD ENGEL, NBC NEWS, CRIMEA. Return to index of stories...


BEREAVEMENT FARES-VO


RICHARD ENGEL REPORTING.

AMERICAN AIRLINES IS NO LONGER OFFERING SPECIAL FARES TO PEOPLE TRAVELING TO A LOVED ONE'S FUNERAL.

THE AIRLINE ANNOUNCED IT WAS MAKING THE CHANGE TO BE CONSISTENT WITH U-S AIRWAYS' POLICY.

AMERICAN AND U-S AIRWAYS MERGED IN DECEMBER.

VIRGIN AMERICA AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES ALSO DO NOT OFFER BEREAVEMENT FARES. Return to index of stories...


FREE TAX FILING-VO


APRIL 15-TH IS CREEPING CLOSER.

YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO FILE YOUR TAXES ONLINE FOR FREE.

IF YOUR ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME IS 57-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR OR LESS,

YOU CAN GET FREE TAX-PREP SOFTWARE AND FILE ONLINE THROUGH THE I-R-S "FREE FILE PROGRAM".

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT HEAD TO NBC DASH 2 DOT COM AND CLICK NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-TRX BIGBOARD TOPS


STOCKS HAVE BEEN NARROWLY HIGHER, THEN LOWER, IN EARLY TRADINGK

AFTER SOME BIG RETAILERS REPORTED STRONGER EARNINGS.

J-CPENNEY AND BEST BUY ROSE SHARPLY AFTER IMPROVING THEIR PERFORMANCE.

FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR, JANET YELLEN, IS ALSO TESTIFYING TO THE SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE.

TYPICALLY WHEN THE FED CHAIR SPEAKS. INVESTORS REACT.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES GUNSHOTS-SS VO


IN COLLIER COUNTY, DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING INTO A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE A NORTH NAPLES BAR.

THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS REPORTS - DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO "SOUTH STREET" ON PINE RIDGE ROAD AT 9:45 LAST NIGHT AFTER TWO CUSTOMERS GOT IN 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 GUNSHOTS.

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

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


CAPE BIKE PATHS-TRX OC


A CAPE CORAL BICYCLE GROUP'S DREAM TO MAKE THE CITY MORE BIKE FRIENDLY IS COMING TRUE.

FOR YEARS CYCLISTS HAVE CLAIMED THAT MILES OF CONCRETE PATHS IN THE CITY DIDN'T CONNECT.

THIS WEEKEND "CAPE CORAL BIKE-PED" GROUP WILL CELEBRATE THE FIRST 2 COMPLETED INTERCONNECTED BIKE PATHS IN THE CITY.

THANKS TO SPONSORSHIPS,

THEY'LL HAVE SEVEN FINISHED ROUTES WITH SIGNS AND ALL BY THE END OF YEAR. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS BNR


NBC2 IS ONCE AGAIN A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE SUSAN G. KOMEN 2014 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RACE FOR THE CURE.

THE GOAL - TO SAVE LIVES AND END BREAST CANCER FOREVER.

NOW'S A GREAT TIME TO CREATE A TEAM, JOIN A TEAM, OR REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THE 5K RUN AND WALK.

IT'S HAPPENING SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH AT 8 IN THE MORNING AT COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE AND NEW ACTIVITIES YOU'LL WANT TO CHECK OUT, INCLUDING A FRIDAY NIGHT PRE-PARTY.

TO REGISTER - OR GET MORE INFORMATION - WE HAVE A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


BEEF PRICES ARE ON THE RISE.

BUT FOR SOME CATTLE FARMERS IT'S NOT ALL BAD NEWS.

NBC2 SHOWS YOU THE *OTHER BEEF BECOMING MORE POPULAR.

NEW NUMBERS ON TANNING AT MIDDAY.

WHO'S LOOKING TO GET THAT BRONZE GLOW,

AND THE OTHER SURPRISING RISKY BEHAVIOR TIED TO TANNING.

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TZ1 A) BISON MEAT-VO


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TZ1 B) TEEN TANNNING-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


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


POTUS BROTHERS KEEPER-TRX VO PLASMA


TODAY PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL UNVEIL A NEW INITIATIVE TO HELP YOUNG MINORITY MEN.

THE PROGRAM CALLED 'MY BROTHER'S KEEPER' - AIMS TO HELP

A GROUP OF AMERICANS WHOSE LIVES ARE AFFECTED BY POVERTY AND PRISON.

THE "MY BROTHER'S KEEPER" INITIATIVE WILL BRING FOUNDATIONS AND COMPANIES TOGETHER TO TEST STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT YOUNG MEN, TAKING STEPS TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL AND OUT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


TEA PARTY 5 YEARS-VO TOPS


ALSO IN WASHINGTON TODAY,

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS ARE CELEBRATING THE PARTY'S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS INCLUDING MICHELE BACHMANN AND SENATOR RAND PAUL WILL BE AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT THE DAY-LONG EVENT.

THE TEA PARTY ORGANIZATION FORMED AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ELECTION AS A MORE CONSERVATIVE GROUP OF REPUBLICANS. Return to index of stories...


TEEN TANNNING-TRX VOTOPS


IN MEDICAL NEWS,

A NEW STUDY OUT TODAY REVEALS INDOOR TANNING AMONG AMERICAN TEENS IS LINKED TO OTHER TYPES OF RISKY BEHAVIORS.

MILLIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE SURVEYED.

13-PERCENT SAID THEY ENGAGED IN INDOOR TANNING IN 2011.

ALONG WITH THE KNOWN SKIN CANCER RISKS,

INDOOR TANNING WAS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASE IN BINGE DRINKING, EATING DISORDERS AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY. Return to index of stories...


NEW RETIRING STUDY-VO TC MON


HERE'S A NEW REPORT.

OLDER WORKERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO RETIRE,

BUT FEEL BETTER ABOUT IT THAN THEY DID A YEAR AGO.

CAREER BUILDER LOOKED AT WORKERS AGES 60 AND OLDER,

AND FOUND 45-PERCENT PLAN TO GET PART OR FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIRING.

THAT'S DOWN 15-POINTS FROM LAST YEAR.

58 PERCENT 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.

YOU SIGN UP TO GET CERTAIN ITEMS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME AUTOMATICALLY.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICES ARE THE SAME AS WAREHOUSE PRICES,

AND SHIPPING IS FREE SO THE ADVANTAGE IS CONVENIENCE. Return to index of stories...


CA RAIN-TRX VOTOPS


DROUGHT STRICKEN CALIFORNIA IS FINALLY SEEING SOME RAIN.

BUT IT COMES AT A COST.

A NUMBER OF TREES ARE DOWN IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA,

WHICH IN TURN KNOCKED OUT POWER IN SOME AREAS.

DOZENS OF FLIGHTS WERE ALSO CANCELED.

ANOTHER STORM IS EXPECTED FRIDAY MORNING. 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...


BISON MEAT-2 SHOT


DUE TO REDUCED CATTLE POPULATION, BEEF PRICES ARE HIGHER THAN EVER.

NOW - BISON IS GAINING POPULARITY.

JANE WELLS EXPLAINS WHY PEOPLE ARE SEEKING OUT THE "OTHER RED MEAT". Return to index of stories...


BISON MEAT-TRX PKG


nats: we got some nice bison burger

IT COULD BE AMERICA'S HOT NEW PROTEIN. WHERE'S THE BEEF?

IT'S BEEN REPLACED BY BISON.

SOT:

"I think there's nothing but room for expansion."

THE BISON MARKET IS STILL INCREDIBLY SMALL IN THIS COUNTRY--LESS THAN ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT COMPARED TO BEEF. THE ANIMALS COST MORE TO RAISE, AND THEIR MEAT IS MORE EXPENSIVE. BUT AS BEEF PRICES RISE, BISON IS LOOKING MORE AFFORDABLE. YOU CAN EVEN BUY IT IN COSTCO, AND THE LEANNESS OF THE MEAT APPEALS TO THE HEALTHCONSCIOUS.

SOT:

"our normal customer is someone who is looking for a healthy product that has a uniqu flavor, and they are willing to pay a little bit more in order to get that healthy product."

CHRIS SILVER IS AN AIRLINE PILOT WHO WITH PARTNER JEFF MILLER, A GENERAL CONTRACTOR,

ARE RAISING 250 HEAD OF BISON IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. THE MEAT THEY SELL IS ONLY FROM THE BULLS, FROM ANIMALS FED ONLY GRASS, NOT GRAIN--FOR THE VERY HIGH END CROWD AT 25-30 DOLLARS A POUND AT FARMERS MARKETS IN PLACES LIKE BEVERLY HILLS AND CALABASAS, OR TO A FEW RESTAURANTS.

sot:

"i have no experience with large animals, i don't own any equipment, i don't own any land, so i knew i had to find somebody that wa willing to take on a novice rancher and show me the ropes and i can learn from. the biggest thing that i've learned is that it doesn't stop. it's a 24/7 operation."

BUT IT APPEARS TO BE PAYING OFF. REVENUES QUADRUPLED LAST YEAR.

SOT:

"the contracting business built the ranch and now the ranch is actually carrying the contracting business. we'd like to get up to 400 head on the ranch."

THE USDA IS CONDUCTING ITS FIRST EVERY SURVEY OF THE BISON INDUSTRY, A VALIDATION OF SORTS. AND WHILE ITS UNLIKELY THE MEAT RAISED HOME ON THE RANGE WILL EVER BE CHEAPER THAN BEEF.THE HOPE IS MORE RANCHERS WILL ADD BISON TO THEIR HERDS, AND MORE CHEFS WILL ADD IT TO THEIR MENUS. JANE WELLS, CNBC BUSINESS NEWS LOS ANGELES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


JANE WELLS REPORTING.

A TEXAS WOMAN HAS THE SAME INJURY, THAT PARALYZED THE LATE ACTOR, CHRISTOPHER REEVE.

BUT SHE'S NOT LETTING IT STOP HER.

"to think that i am here and working out 2 hours a day and strong and fit is just a dream come true."

NEXT AT NOON - DEFYING THE ODDS, JUST FOUR MONTHS AFTER A LIFE-CHANGING FALL. Return to index of stories...


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PARALYZED WOMAN WALKS-EBOX TOPS


PERFECTING ANYTHING TAKES HARD WORK.

NO ONE KNOWS THAT BETTER THAN LIZ MITCHELL.

AFTER A FREAK ACCIDENT LEFT HER PARALYZED,

DOCTORS SAID HER CHANCES OF EVER WALKING AGAIN WERE LESS THAN 1 PERCENT.

BUT LISTEN TO HER STORY.

NIKKI LAURENZO REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PARALYZED WOMAN WALKS-TRX PKG


WATCHING LIZ MITCHELL DO PUSH-UPS

SQUATS OR ANY OTHER EXERCISE.

IT MAY BE HARD TO BELIEVE THAT NOT TOO LONG AGO LIZ WAS PARALYZED FROM THE NECK DOWN -DIAGNOSED AS A QUADRIPLEGIC.

"even just to have arm movement and hand function is life changing"

LIFE CHANGING INDEED CONSIDERING THIS WAS HER NEARLY 17 MONTHS AGO.

THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE HERE ON THIS BALCONY. LIZ CAME HOME ONE NIGHT AND LIKE CLOCK WORK HER DOG ROXY WAS THERE TO GREET HER WHEN SHE OPENED THE DOOR.

"I squatted down to pick her up and she just kind of nipped at my nose, a little love nip and i leaned back and rolled right off the balcony and fell 16 feet."

AFTER THAT FALL, LIFE AS SHE KNEW IT WOULD NEVER BE THE SAME.

"he doctor point blank looked at her and said you are not going to walk out of here. you don't have any movement below your chest"

BUT LIZ REFUSED TO BELIEVE IT. AND JUST A FEW WEEKS AFTER HER ACCIDENT THE IMPOSSIBLE WELL.BECAME POSSIBLE.

AFTER THAT LIZ MADE IT HER MISSION TO WALK AGAIN… DEVOTING EVERY WAKING MOMENT TO MAKING THAT DREAM A REALITY.

"the day that my legs moved back and forth. it was never the same."

PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT LIZ WAS LIVING IN DALLAS AND HAD A SUCCESSFUL CAREER AS A PROSECUTOR FOR THE DALLAS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. NOW SHE LIVES IN WACO WITH HER HUSBAND BRIAN AND HER FULL-TIME JOB IS HER RECOVERY.

"to think that i am here and working out 2 hours a day and strong and fit is just a dream come true."

HELPING HER LIVE THAT DREAM IS HER TRAINER SUSAN CORNETTE OR AS LIZ LIKES TO CALL HER. HER SOUL SISTER.

"it's a miracle that walks into my life every single day she walks through that door"

LIZ BEGAN TRAINING WITH SUSAN ABOUT 5 MONTHS AGO AT TITAN TOTAL TRAINING IN TEMPLE.

"through this process we have forged this bond that is just incredible"

" i feel in love with her and her husband the very first time we met. and after our first

training session i said well in case it doesn't work out and we don't end up working out together i still want to be friends."

" i spend more time with her than my husband. we're together everyday and i feel like she really celebrates my victories with me and feels my pain."

AND CHALLENGES LIZ TO KEEP PUSHING HERSELF

"she sometimes surprises herself, like oh i don't think i can do that. she tries and she does and it's just amazing"

SHOWING US ALL NO MATTER WHAT CHALLENGES YOU FACE … YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


PARALYZED WOMAN WALKS-2 SHOT


NIKKI LAURENZO REPORTING.

LIZ SUFFERED THE SAME INJURY TO HER NECK THAT PARALYZED ACTOR CHRISTOPHER REEVE.

SHE NOW HOPES TO BUILD UP THE STRENGTH TO RUN A MARATHON! Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


WITH A SET OF WHEELS,

HE IS NOW INSPIRING CHILDREN WHO ARE BATTLING ILLNESSES.

nats of pig

MEET CHRIS P. BACON,

THE WHEEL CHAIR POT BELLY IS BRINGING SMILES TODAY.

AND A BIZARRE STORY OUT OF MAINE.

AN 18-YEAR-OLD IS DEAD FOLLOWING WISDOM TEETH SURGERY.

A COMMUNITY NOW STUNNED. Return to index of stories...


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TZ3 B) WISDOM TEETH DEATH-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


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OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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FIRST WX TOSS-AWS TEMPS ANI


NOT A LOT OF SUN AT MIDDAY.

CLOUDY SKIES AND COOLER TEMPERATURES TODAY.

BUT THIS PATTERN WILL BE BRIEF.

METEOROLOGIST JIM RIEF HAD SOME GOOD NEWS LOOKING INTO THE WEEKEND.

JIM? Return to index of stories...


FIRST WX-WX CENTER


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...


DOGS RESCUED-TRX 2 SHOT SS OBX


DEVELOPING AT MIDDAY.

15 DATCHSUND DOGS ARE FOUND LIVING IN FILTH.

BUT TODAY THEY HAVE NEW HOPE.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SENT US THIS PICTURE.

AFTER THE OWNER SURRENDERED THE DOGS.

THE DOGS ARE NOW BEING TREATED,

GETTING READY FOR ADOPTION.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS AT LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES. Return to index of stories...


DOGS RESCUED-REM LIVE


THE 15 DACHSHUNDS WERE RESCUED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON FROM A NFM HOME.

A CONFIRMED CASE OF HOARDING

DAS OFFICERS DESCRIBE THE CONDITIONS THESE PUPS WERE RESCUED FROM DEPLORABLE-

OFFICERS TELL US THE OWNER SURRENDERED THE DOGS WILLINGLY-

I"M HERE WITH OFFICER. TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THE RESCUE. Return to index of stories...


DOGS RESCUED-VOWIPE


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DOGS RESCUED-SOTVO


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DOGS RESCUED-REM LIVE


THE DOGS ARE A VARIERTY OF AGES.

THEY ARE CURRENTLY BEING ASSESSED BY VETERINARIANS HERE AT DAS

THEY WILL BE CHIPPED AND PUT UP FOR ADOPTION.

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ERIC HOLDER HOSPITAL-TRX SAT VO


BREAKING AT MIDDAY.

A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S CABINET IS AT A HOSPITAL.

U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL TWO AND A HALF HOURS AGO.

HE IS RESTING AT MEDSTAR HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON.

HOLDER WAS EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH IN A MEETING TODAY.

AS OF NOW THE 63-YEAR OLD IS BEING MONITORED BY DOCTORS.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR AN UPDATE ON HIS HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


CAUSEWAY SAILBOAT-VO


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT A BOAT THAT RAN INTO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

EVERYONE'S OKAY TODAY,

BECAUSE NO ONE WAS ON THE BOAT,

RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW IT GOT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

DEPUTIES NOTICED THE VESSEL RESTING AGAINST THE CAUSEWAY BEFORE SUNRISE.

FWC AND LSCO BELIEVE THEY KNOW WHO THE OWNER IS AND THEY ARE REACHING OUT.

WE LEARNED COUNTY AVERAGES ABOUT 60 CASES PER YEAR OF ABANDONED BOATS.

THERE ARE 14 ACTIVE CASES IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


CONCORDIA CAPTAIN-TRX O ANI TOPS


NOW TO THE LATEST IN ITALY,

THE COSTA CONCORDIA CAPTAIN BOARDS THE WRECK OF THE CRUISE SHIP FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE IT CRASHED IN 2012,

KILLING 32 PEOPLE.

AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTS WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CAPTAIN ON TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


CONCORDIA CAPTAIN-PKG


FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HE LEFT THE SINKING SHIP AS THE CAPTAIN, FRANCESCO SCHETTINO, IS RETURNING TO THE COSTA CONCORDIA NOW AS A DEFENDANT.

EVEN LOCALS WERE SURPRISED THAT THE CAPTAIN - OFTEN CALLED THE MOST HATED MAN IN ITALY - WOULD RETURN.

CAPTAIN SCHETTINO IS BACK IN GIGLIO ALONG WITH INSPECTORS SURVEYING THE SHIP THAT STILL SITS OFF THE COAST.AS PART OF SCHETTINO'S TRIAL WHERE HE FACES CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER AND ABANDONING SHIP AFTER PROSECUTORS ALLEGE THE CAPTAIN STEERED THE COSTA CONCORDIA TOO CLOSE TO GIGLIO BACK IN JANUARY 2012.

MORE THAN FOUR-THOUSAND PASSENGERS AND CREW WERE ON BOARD - 32 DIED AS THE CRUISE LINER FIRST HIT A ROCK, THEN BEGAN TO CAPSIZE.

DURING HIS TRIAL, PROSECUTORS SAY SCHETTINO ABANDONED SHIP WHILE PASSENGERS WERE STILL SCRAMBLING TO SAVE THEIR LIVES.

IF CONVICTED, HE COULD FACE 20 YEARS IN JAIL.

BUT SCHETTINO HAS DEFENDED HIS ACTIONS, SAYING THE ROCKS WERE NOT MARKED ON THE MAP, NOT DETECTED BY THE SHIP'S NAVIGATION SYSTEM.

THIS COST MORE THAN A HALF BILLION DOLLARS TO TURN THE CAPSIZED CRUISE UPRIGHT - ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE SALVAGE OPERATIONS EVER.

AS THE TRIAL CONTINUES SO TOO DOES THE SALVAGE OPERATION.

WORKERS ARE HOPING TO BEGIN TO TUG THE BOAT AWAY FROM THE COAST OF ITALY BY THIS SUMMER.

AND THE VERDICT IN THAT TRIAL IS NOT EXPECTED ANYTIME SOON.AS BOTH SIDES CONTINUE TO MAKE THEIR ARGUMENTS.

AYMAN MOHYELDIN, NBC NEWS, LONDON. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TRAFFIC-TRX VO


AYMAN MOHYELDIN REPORTING.

THIRTY MINUTES FROM NOW. SPRING TRAINING OFFICIALLY GETS UNDERWAY.

THAT MEANS HEAVIER TRAFFIC ON SOME ROADS.

THE RED SOX ARE AT JETBLUE PARK OFF DANIELS PARKWAY.

THE TWINS PLAY AT THE NEW LOOK HAMMOND STADIUM ON SIX MILE CYPRESS PARKWAY.

TOMORROW IS THE FIRST GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE GAME FOR THE MINNESOTA TWINS.

AND TODAY,

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

THE FIRST PITCH IS 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...


LEHIGH SPRING PROJECT-VO


LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT WEEK.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO BUY LEHIGH SPRING.

THE AREA OFF JOEL BOULEVARD IS ACTUALLY A SINKHOLE THAT'S FILLED IN WITH WATER OVER TIME.

NEIGHBORS SAY IT HAS SIGNIFICANT ARCHAELOGICAL VALUE,

DATING BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

SOME WANT LEE COUNTY BUY IT AND PRESERVE IT BY BUILDING A SMALL PARK OR MUSEUM.

BUT STAFF SAY IT'S OVERPRICED WITH AT A COST OF MORE THAN 1 POINT 3 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD


MORE PEOPLE ARE APPLYING FOR JOBLESS BENEFITS.

HOWEVER, THE FOUR WEEK AVERAGE REMAINS UNCHANGED.

TODAY - INVESTORS ARE HEARING FROM THE NEW FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR, JANET YELLEN, WHO IS TESTIFYING TO THE SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


WISDOM TEETH DEATH-OC


AN 18-YEAR-OLD MAINE TEENAGER IS DEAD FOLLOWING WISDOM TEETH SURGERY.

NOW,

OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THE SURGERY AND DEATH ARE RELATED.

DANIELLE WAUGH REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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"That was actually the first think I thought of when I heard what happened. Because all I heard was Ben saying, you know Christian everything happens for a reason."

BUT IT'S HARD TO FIND A REASON WHY SOMEONE SO TALENTED, AND SO KIND, DIED SO YOUNG. EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD BENJAMIN LAMONTAGNE WAS WELL-KNOWN, AND WELL-LIKED IN THE TOWN OF LONG ISLAND AND AT CHEVERUS HIGH SCHOOL.

"Yeah, everyone is taking it pretty hard."

WHERE HE WAS A SKILLED MUSICIAN, PLANNING TO ATTEND GETTYSBURG COLLEGE IN THE FALL TO STUDY MUSIC.

"And he was so loving and welcoming that everyone, I have never seen him anything but gracious."

A WEEK AGO, BEN WAS ABOUT TO HAVE HIS WISDOM TEETH REMOVED. IT WAS A ROUTINE SURGERY AND COMPLICATIONS ARE RARE.

"I talked to him all the time. So I talked to him just before and he said, here we go. And I'm like are you ready? And he is like Im as ready as Im ever going to be."

THAT WAS ONE OF THE LAST TIMES HIS BEST FRIEND WOULD HEAR FROM HIM. BECAUSE TWO DAYS AFTER SURGERY HIS MOTHER WAS CALLING 911 TO REPORT HER SON WAS NOT BREATHING. LONG ISLAND'S VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANSWERED THE CALL AND THE PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT SENT A PARAMEDIC BY BOAT.

"The response time alone to get forces out there. We have done about all we can do as far as how quickly we can get there."

PORTLAND FIRE CHIEF JEROME LAMORIA WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THIS CASE SPECIFICALLY, AND DID NOT SAY HOW LONG IT TOOK FOR LONG ISLAND OR PORTLAND FIRE CREWS TO RESPOND. BUT BY THE TIME THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARRIVED ABOUT AN HOUR AFTER THE 911 CALL BEN WAS DEAD.

NOW AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO DETERMINE A CAUSE OF DEATH AND PERHAPS SOME CLOSURE TO THOSE WHO KNEW BEN BEST. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING VS BOTTLE FEEDING-OC


DANIELLE WAUGH REPORTING.

ATTENTION MOTHERS AND PARENTS.

A NEW STUDY IS ADDING ANOTHER ELEMENT TO A CRITICAL DEBATE OVER THE BENEFITS OF BREAST-FEEDING VERSUS BOTTLE-FEEDING.

NBC2'S NICK CILETTI TAKES A LOOK. Return to index of stories...


BREASTFEEDING VS BOTTLE FEEDING-TRX PKG


IT'S A PERSONAL ISSUE FOR EACH MOTHER TO MAKE. THIS NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT BREAST-FEEDING MIGHT NOT BE MUCH MORE BENEFICIAL THAN BOTTLE FEEDING.

THE STUDY WAS DONE BY OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY AND WAS PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL SOCIAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE.

THIS STUDY HAD TWO KEY FACTORS:

- FIRST -- THEY LOOKED AT THE HEALTH OF YOUNG CHILDREN AGE FOUR TO FOURTEEN. THE RESEARCHERS DIDN'T JUST LOOK AT INFANTS AND TODDLERS LIKE MANY OTHER STUDIES DO.

-AND THEY INCLUDED SIBLING PAIRS WITHIN FAMILIES.

THE RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT WHEN COMPARING DIFFERENT FAMILIES -- THAT YES, BREAST-FEEDING LED TO BETTER OUTCOMES IN A CHILD'S HEALTH IN AREAS LIKE BODY MASS INDEX, HYPERACTIVITY, MATH SKILLS, READING RECOGNITION, AND OBESITY, AMONG OTHERS.

BUT -- THIS IS KEY AND WHAT MAKES THIS RESEARCH DIFFERENT -- WHEN THE RESEARCHERS COMPARED SIBLINGS THAT WERE FED DIFFERENTLY -- ONE BREAST-FED THE OTHER BOTTLE-FED, THEY FOUND THESE LONG-TERM HEALTH DIFFERENCES DID NOT EXIST.

THE RESEARCHERS SAY THAT LOOKING WITHIN FAMILIES, WHERE THE SOCIOECONOMICS ARE THE SAME AMONG THOSE SIBLINGS, MAKES THIS A STRONG ARGUMENT IN THIS DEBATE THAT BREAST-FEEDING MAY NOT BE AS BENEFICIAL AS ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.

THE RESEARCHERS SAY THIS SHOULD GIVE MOTHERS SOME COMFORT TO KNOW THAT IF THEY CANNOT BREAST-FEED AND CHOOSE TO BOTTLE FEED INSTEAD, THAT THIS STUDY SHOWS THAT OTHER DECISIONS THEY MAKE MAY MATTER MORE -- LIKE THEIR CHILD CARE, HOUSING, AND DIET. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


TODAY - A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER IS DEFENDING HER PHONE SEX BUSINESS.

Somebody always has something negative to say

TODAY - SHE EXPLAINS - HER SIDE - HER INVOLVEMENT - AND WHY SHE *DID IT.

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NO ONE CAN FORGET THIS DISASTER ZONE DURING THE BOSTON MARATHON.

NEW SECURITY RULES IN PLACE FOR THIS YEAR'S RACE.

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TZ4 A) OFFICER PHONE SEX BIZ-SOTVO


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TZ4 B) BOSTON MARATHON RESTRICTIONS-NATS VO


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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OFFICER PHONE SEX BIZ-ON CAM


A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER WHO ALLEGEDLY RAN A PHONE SEX BUSINESS ON THE SIDE IS SPEAKING OUT.

SHE SAYS SHE GOT INTO THAT INDUSTRY AS A WAY TO HELP HER FATHER,

WHO BECAME ILL.

NEFERTITI JAQUEZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER PHONE SEX BIZ-PKG


S/ Terra Barrow/ Philadelphia police officer:00 -:03

"I'm just tired. I'm tired. Somebody always has something negative to say."

TERRA BARROW IS STRONG ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC, BUT CANNOT HIDE HER FEELINGS.

S/ Terra Barrow/ Philadelphia police officer:09 -:16

"Everyone is so quick to talk about my morals, but where are your morals at by judging somebody?"

THE 35 YEAR-OLD PHILADELPHIA OFFICER -- WHO'S ASSIGNED TO THE CIVIL AFFAIRS UNIT -- IS TIRED OF PEOPLE JUDGING HER -- AFTER IT CAME TO LIGHT THAT SHE WAS RUNNING A PHONE SEX BUSINESS.

S/ Terra Barrow/ Philadelphia police officer

"I never portrayed myself as a police officer. My real name was never revealed to my characters. I never did anything to expose the police department."

WHILE SHE SAYS, SHE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE. FOR YEARS -- SHE *ALLEGEDLY* RAN A FEW WEBSITES AND PHONE LINES AIMED AT CALLERS WITH FETISHES -- SOME OF WHICH LIKE RAPE AND KIDNAPPING -- THAT ARE ILLEGAL.

SHE TELL US, THE ONLY REASON SHE GOT INTO THE PHONE-SEX INDUSTRY IS BECAUSE HER FATHER BECAME ILL AND SHE HAD TO HELP SUPPORT HER PARENTS FINANCIALLY.

S/ Terra Barrow/ Philadelphia police officer

"No one knew what was going on in my life or what I was going through."

IN 2011 --- POLICE OFFICIALS SAY -- THEY GOT A COMPLAINT THAT BARROW WAS WORKING IN THE PHONE-SEX INDUSTRY ON THE SIDE, BUT THE DEPARTMENT CHOSE NOT TO PUNISH HER BECAUSE OF A LOOPHOLE IN THEIR POLICY.

DIRECTIVE 121 DOESN'T SPECIFICALLY BAR OFFICERS FROM PHONE-SEX WORK.

SO NOW THE DEPARTMENT IS WORKING TO DEFINE WHAT KIND OF SIDE JOBS ITS OFFICERS CAN HAVE.

AS FOR BARROW, SHE NOW HAS ANOTHER SIDE JOB APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT WHERE SHE SELLS BODY WRAPS MEANT FOR WEIGHT LOSS.

S/ Terra Barrow/ Philadelphia police officer

"Everybody is so quick to judge but at the end of the day I go to sleep knowing my mom and dad are taken care of." Return to index of stories...


WHEEL CHAIR PIG-NATS VOWIPE


NEFERTITI JAQUEZ REPORTING.

ONE SPECIAL POTBELLIED PIG IS OVERCOMING THE ODDS.

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CHRIS P. BACON WAS BORN WITHOUT THE USE OF HIS BACK LEGS.

NOW HE'S OUTFITTED WITH A WHEELCHAIR TO GET AROUND.

AND HIS STORY OF HOPE GIVES HOPE TO CHILDREN FACING SIMILAR CHALLENGES. Return to index of stories...


WHEEL CHAIR PIG-SOTVO


"Most of the children here, particularly coming from the school are in wheelchairs and to have a pig sharing that experience with them must be a really exciting time for them."

CHRIS BACON IS IN BOSTON TODAY,

BEFORE HE HEADS BACK HOME HERE TO FLORIDA. 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...


BOSTON MARATHON RESTRICTIONS-NATS VO VIDBOX


NEW RULES ARE IN PLACE TO PREVENT ANOTHER TRAGEDY LIKE THE ONE WE SAW AT LAST YEAR'S BOSTON MARATHON.

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TWO BOMBS KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN TWO-HUNDRED PEOPLE.

MARATHON ORGANIZERS SAY NEW SECURITY MEASURES BAN RUNNERS FROM CARRYING BAGS, WEARING COSTUMES, OR CARRYING ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT.

RUNNERS WON'T BE ALLOWED TO WEAR ANYTHING THAT COVERS THEIR FACE OR BULKY CLOTHES.

STROLLERS WON'T BE ALLOWED NEAR THE STARTING OR FINISHING LINE.

NEITHER WILL BACKPACKS, GLASS CONTAINERS, ANY CONTAINER THAT CAN CARRY MORE THAN 1 LITER OF LIQUID.

THE BOSTON MARATHON IS COMING UP APRIL 21ST. Return to index of stories...


CO FIERY CRASH-TRX VOTOPS


AUTHORITIES IN COLORADO WILL TRY AND REMOVE THE BODY OF A MAN KILLED IN A FIERY CRASH.

HIS PICK-UP SLAMMED INTO A VACANT BUILDING AND CAUGHT FIRE.

THE MAN'S TWO TEENAGE CHILDREN WERE ALSO IN THE VEHICLE,

BUT WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE UNINJURED.

THE TEENS TOLD POLICE THE MAN MAY HAVE HAD A SEIZURE.

POLICE SAY THE VEHICLE STOPPED AT AN INTERSECTION,

AND THEN ACCELERATED INTO THE VACANT WAREHOUSE. Return to index of stories...


SIMPLIFY SERVINGS-VOWIPE


THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING CHANGES TO THOSE NUTRITION LABELS ON FOODS WE EAT - MAKING THEM EASIER TO UNDERSTAND.

TODAY - WE COULD SEE WHAT THEY WILL LOOK LIKE.

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

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

THE NEW LABELS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO USE MORE REALISTIC SERVING SIZES, WHAT WE REALLY EAT. Return to index of stories...


SIMPLIFY SERVINGS-SOTVO


"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."

THE FDA SAYS CHANGING LABELS COULD COST THE FOOD INDUSTRY TWO BILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY FAIR-VO BNR


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LEE COUNTY FAIR OPENS TONIGHT!

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. Return to index of stories...


FGCU TODAY-OC


IT'S THE HOME STRETCH IN DUNK CITY.

TONIGHT BOTH F-G-C-U BASKETBALL TEAMS HIT THE HARDCOURT.

THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAMS ARE TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE ATLANTIC SUN.

BOTH WANT HOME COURT ADVANTAGE THROUGH-OUT THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT.

AND BOTH PLAY LIPSCOMB TONIGHT.

GUYS ARE ON THE ROAD.

LADIES ARE AT HOME. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS BNR


NBC2 IS ONCE AGAIN A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE SUSAN G. KOMEN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RACE FOR THE CURE.

NOW'S THE TIME TO CREATE A TEAM, JOIN A TEAM, OR REGISTER YOURSELF FOR THE 5K RUN AND WALK.

IT'S HAPPENING SATURDAY, MARCH 8TH AT 8 IN THE MORNING AT COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

TO REGISTER - OR GET MORE INFORMATION - WE HAVE A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


WAS IT MORE THAN JUST A BAD VACATION?

SOME CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS CLAIM TO BE SUFFERING FROM THE SAME EFFECTS AS SOME WAR VETERANS.

FIRST AT FOUR, WHY SOME SAY CARNIVAL CRUISES CAUSED THEM P-T-S-D.

AND DIE-HARD DELTA PASSENGERS ARE TURNING ON THEIR OWN AIRLINE TODAY.

AHEAD AT FOUR, NBC2 SHOWS YOU WHY DELTA IS FENDING OFF CRITICISM FROM THOSE, LOYAL TO DELTA. Return to index of stories...


A) FOOD LABELS-VO


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C) FLIGHT MILES-VOTOPS


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DOGS RESCUED-TRX 2 SS TOPS


15 DOGS ONCE LIVING IN FILTH ARE RESCUED AND SAFE TODAY.

TAKE A LOOK.

LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SENT US THESE PICTURES.

15 DATCHSUNDS WERE FOUND - LIVING IN TERRIBLE CONDITIONS.

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

A VETERINARIAN IS NOW TREATING THEM.

THEY SHOULD GO UP FOR ADOPTION SOON.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


CAUSEWAY BOAT-VOTOPS


THE BOAT RAN INTO THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY EARLY THIS MORNING BEFORE SUNRISE.

F-W-C AND L-S-C-O BELIEVE THEY KNOW WHO THE OWNER OF AN ABANDONED BOAT IS,

AND THEY ARE REACHING OUT.

NO ONE WAS ON THE BOAT.

DEPUTIES NOTICED IT RESTING AGAINST THE CAUSEWAY.

RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW IT GOT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE 14 ACTIVE CASES IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


ERIC HOLDER-VOTOPS


U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL JUST BEFORE LUNCH TIME.

HE IS RESTING AT MEDSTAR HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON.

HE WAS ADMITTED - AFTER EXPERIENCING DIZZINESS AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH IN A MEETING TODAY.

AS OF NOW THE 63-YEAR OLD IS BEING MONITORED BY DOCTORS.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR AN UPDATE ON HIS HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


SEVERE WX HURRICANES & FLOOD-SSTOPS


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CLOSE-3-SHOT


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