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DIRECTOR'S PAGE MARDI GRAS 2014-trxVO IN TC
HEADLINE OPEN MARDI GRAS 2014-PKG
HL1) OFFICER INJURED MANHUNT-trxVOTOPS TEASE THREE-2SHOT
HL2)UKRAINE LATEST-trxVOTOPS TZ3 A) UKRAINE LATEST-NATSVO
HL3) OFFICER SHOOTING-trxVOTOPS TZ3 B) STOLEN SMARTPHONES-VOTOPS
ALLIGATOR ALLEY FIRE-trxFDOT OR VOTOPS NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
FL XGR SESSION, SEX CRIME-OTS-SS TS1) SLASHER ARREST-(2)SSTOPS
OFFICER INJURED-trxVOTOPS SS EAniBx TS2) BRUSH FIRE UPDATE-VOTOPS
OFFICER INJURED-REM TS3) STATE OF THE STATE-LIVE OR VOTOPS
OFFICER INJURED-VO SS UKRAINE LATEST-trxONCAM
OFFICER INJURED-SOT UKRAINE LATEST-PKG
OFFICER INJURED-EAniBx Tops rem VET PTSD LAWSUIT-OC VO
ALGENOL UPDATE-trxOc vo VET PTSD LAWSUIT-(2)SOT VO
CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT-OC-VO TX BURNED BOY DECISION-OC VO
CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT-SOTVO TX BURNED BOY DECISION-SOT VO
CAPE ATTEMPTED MURDER SUICIDE-OC-ZMAP-VO CEO REAL LIFE SPY-trxONCAM
PRESIDENT BUDGET PLAN-trxVO CEO REAL LIFE SPY-PKG
UKRAINE WARNING SHOTS-trxNATVOTOPS GA: HOUSE PASSES MED MARIJUANA BILL-OC VO
UKRAINE LATEST-OC GA: HOUSE PASSES MED MARIJUANA BILL-SOT VO
UKRAINE LATEST-PKG BUFFET BRACKET CHALLENGE-OC VO
FGCU V STETSON-trxOC EAniBx BILL GATES RICHEST PERSON-OC VO
FGCU V STETSON-REM BANK ATMS SOFTWARE-VO
FGCU V STETSON-VO STOLEN CELL PHONES-trxVOTOPS OC
FGCU V STETSON-(2)SOT STOLEN CELL PHONES-PKG
FGCU V STETSON-SSTOPS REM TEASE FOUR-1SHOT
NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE GEN BKGRND TZ4 A) WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR MOM-VOWIPE
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT WEATHER TEASE-STC
TZ1 A) CO SHOOTING ON TAPE-VO BREAKING-CLIP
TZ1 B) APPLE CAR PLAY-VOTOPS STATE OF THE STATE-trx2 SHOT (2)SS
WEATHER-STC STATE OF THE STATE-LIVE LOOK 2 SHOT
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP WEATHER-CLIP
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL WEATHER-WX WALL
CO: GUN PROVIDER JAILED-VOWIPE WOMAN LOOKS FOR MOM ON FACEBOOK-trxVO IN PLASMA
CO: SHOOTING ON TAPE-VOTOPS WOMAN LOOKS FOR MOM ON FACEBOOK-PKG
CA: TRUCKEE PLANE CRASH-VOTOPSWIPE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM
NAT'L PARK IMPACT-VOTOPS HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
SKIER NICK COOPER SKIS TRACK-VOTOPS TEASE FIVE-1SHOT
PISTORIUS ARRIVAL-trxVO TZ5 A) officer shooting-NATS VO
EXPENSIVE CITIES-VOTOPS HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM
APPLE CAR PLAY-trxOC VO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
SCHOOL LUNCHES-VO NM: OFFICER LAPEL CAM SHOOTING-trxNATVOTOPS wipe V
BEEF PRICES ALL TIME HIGH-VOTOPS NM: OFFICER LAPEL CAM SHOOTING-PKG
BPA PROSTATE-VOTOPSWIPE NM: OFFICER LAPEL CAM SHOOTING-ONCAM
KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS,OC,BNR NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM AT PLASMA
TEASE TWO-1SHOT CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA
TZ2 A) FAT TUESDAY-VOWIPE  


DIRECTOR'S PAGE


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HEADLINE OPEN


RIGHT NOW - THE SUSPECT IN A BRUTAL ATTACK AND POLICE CHASE FACES A JUDGE.

WE HAVE THE LATEST FROM LEE COUNTY COURT.

PLUS.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY ARRIVES IN UKRAINE AIMING TO EASE TENSIONS.

WE'RE GETTING BREAKING DETAILS AS RUSSIA TAKES OVER A MILITARY BASE.

AND STUNNING VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE.

AN OFFICER'S BODY- CAMERA - ROLLING, AS HE SQUARES OFF WITH A SUSPECT AND OPENS FIRE.

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


HL1) OFFICER INJURED MANHUNT-trxVOTOPS


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HL2)UKRAINE LATEST-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) OFFICER SHOOTING-trxVOTOPS


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ALLIGATOR ALLEY FIRE-trxFDOT OR VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW AT ELEVEN.

EASTBOUND LANES OF I-75 AT MILE MARKER 77 - ALLIGATOR ALLEY, ARE CLOSED RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THIS.

A VEHICLE FIRE, SHOOTING THICK BLACK SMOKE INTO THE AIR.

THE FIRE STARTED JUST BEFORE 10 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

WESTBOUND LANES WERE CLOSED BRIEFLY BECAUSE OF SMOKE DRIFTING ACROSS THE HIGHWAY.

SLOW MOVING NOW THOUGH.

WE'RE GOING TO CHECK IN ON THIS INCIDENT THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, AND CERTAINLY LET YOU KNOW WHEN THINGS CLEAR UP. Return to index of stories...


FL XGR SESSION, SEX CRIME-OTS-SS


AS WE KEEP AN EAR TO THE GOVERNOR'S ADDRESS.WE TAKE A LOOK AT ONE OF MANY DOMINANT ISSUES THAT WILL LIKELY COME UP IN THE SESSION.

TOPPING TODAY'S AGENDA.

A SERIES OF BILLS CRACKING DOWN ON SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS.

THE MEASURES ARE EXPECTED TO PASS THE FULL LEGISLATURE TODAY.

THE BILLS WOULD INCREASE THE MANDATORY *MINIMUM SENTENCE FOR SEXUAL FELONY OFFENDERS.

THERE'S ALSO A PUSH TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION THEY MUST PROVIDE TO AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INJURED-trxVOTOPS SS EAniBx


THE MAN ACCUSED OF SLASHING HIS BOYFRIENDS THROAT AND SENDING FORT MYERS POLICE ON A MANHUNT OVERNIGHT JUST SAW A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME --

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO OF 29-YEAR-OLD JAMES CANNON --

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY HE WAS IN A CAR WITH HIS PARTNER WHEN HE CUT HIM WITH A RAZOR -- THEN JUMPED OUT OF THE CAR AND TOOK OFF RUNNING.

A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER -- AFTER A LARGE MAN-HUNT -- CANNON WAS FOUND HIDING IN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

CLIFF -- YOUR LEARNING CANNON HAS A VERY LARGE WRAP SHEET --

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH JUST GOT OUT OF COURT -- HE'S LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INJURED-REM


IN FACT HE'S CURRENTLY WANTED ON DRUG CHARGES OUT OF BROWARD COUNTY --

AND IS NOW BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND ON THAT CASE. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INJURED-VO SS


WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT CANNON HAS A CRIMINAL HISTORY GOING BACK A DECADE, RANGING FROM DRUGS, TO THEFT and BREAKING AND ENTERING.

TODAY -- HE WAS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON -- AND IS BEING HELD ON A 200-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND FOR THAT. Return to index of stories...


OFFICER INJURED-SOT


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OFFICER INJURED-EAniBx Tops rem


CANNON IS DUE BACK IN COURT ON APRIL 7TH.

CLIFF -- WE'RE LEARNING AN OFFICER WAS ALSO INJURED DURING THIS WHOLE THING.

WE HAVE A PICTURE OF THAT OFFICER -- BENJAMIN JOHNSON --

SS:

GET THIS -- HE WAS HURT AS THE VICTIM WAS SPEEDING TOWARD THE HOSPITAL -- RAN A RED LIGHT AND HIT HIS SQUAD CAR --

POLICE TELL ME HE HAD MINOR INJURIES FROM THAT CRASH --

LIVE:

AND IS DOING FINE THIS MORNING.

HEATHER -- Return to index of stories...


ALGENOL UPDATE-trxOc vo


WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT ALGENOL, A BIOFUELS COMPANY THAT RECEIVED 10 MILLON DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER MONEY.

AS PART OF AN AGREEMENT TO GET THE MONEY, ALGENOL HAD TO HAVE 108 WORKERS BY THE END OF FEBRUARY AND 120 BY NEXT YEAR.

LAST MONTH COMMISSIONER CECIL PENDERGRASS PUBLICLY QUESTIONED WHETHER THE COMPANY HAS CREATED THE NECESSARY JOB.

ALGENOL SENT PENDERGRASS A LETTER, SAYING THE COMPANY HAS 127 FULL TIME WORKERS, MAKING IT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AGREEMENT.

TODAY WE LEARNED PENDERGRASS RECEIVED THAT LETTER.

HE SAYS HE LOOKS FORWARD TO CONTINUING A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT-OC-VO


3 CHILDREN - ABANDONED BY THEIR PARENTS IN A WOODED AREA OF PUNTA GORDA, ARE NOW IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

THE CHILDREN WANDERED FOR NEARLY TWO MILES BEFORE FINDING AN OFFICER TO HELP THEM.

NBC-2 DISCOVERED THEIR PARENTS WERE AT A NEARBY R-V PARK. WHERE INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE DOING METH.

MICHAEL AND SARAH BUTCHER WERE ARRESTED FOR LOITERING AND PROWLING AND METH POSSESSION.

AGAIN, THEIR CHILDREN ARE SAFE. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO CHILD NEGLECT-SOTVO


"i didn't even know they had three kids… this is the first i heard they had three kids and to drop your kids off in the woods and just… it's… it's awful."

INVESTIGATORS AREN'T SURE HOW LONG THE KIDS WERE ABANDONED - BUT DO TELL US IT APPEARS THE FAMILY WAS LIVING OUT OF A TRUCK - FILLED WITH SYRINGES AND OLD FOOD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE ATTEMPTED MURDER SUICIDE-OC-ZMAP-VO


NOW TO AN N-B-C-2 UPDATE.

A WOMAN'S HEALTH IS IMPROVING AFTER A MAN TRIED TO KILL HER - THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

IT HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT ON SOUTHEAST SEVENTH STREET.

INVESTIGATORS SAY DONALD MAXWELL SHOT LINDA MAXWELL IN THE HEAD.

HE WAS IN A 3-HOUR STANDOFF WITH POLICE. BEFORE HE TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

LINDA WAS RUSHED TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

SHE IS IN FAIR CONDITION RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT BUDGET PLAN-trxVO


TODAY - PRESIDENT OBAMA IS EXPECTED TO RELEASE DETAILS OF HIS PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THE PRESIDENT WILL PRESENT HIS BUDGET PLAN AT A WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

IT INCLUDES MORE SPENDING ON EDUCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE, TAX BREAKS FOR WORKING PEOPLE AND PARENTS, AND NEW TAXES ON HIGHER INCOME AMERICANS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE WARNING SHOTS-trxNATVOTOPS


warning shots and arguing for about 5 seconds

DEVELOPING AT THIS HOUR, NEW VIDEO TO SHOW YOU FROM UKRAINE'S CRIMEA REGION.

RUSSIAN TROOPS FIRED THOSE WARNING SHOTS AT UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS.

THIS IS NEAR A MAJOR SHIPPING PORT.

RUSSIAN SOLDIERS TOOK OVER THE MILITARY BASE.

THE SITUATION DIDN'T ESCALATE.

NO OTHER INCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-OC


MEANWHILE, VLADIMIR PUTIN SPOKE TO A SMALL GROUP OF REPORTERS THIS MORNING WITH A STERN MESSAGE ABOUT RUSSIA'S MILITARY PRESENCE.

ALSO, SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY ARRIVES IN KIEV TO REINFORCE AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE'S NEW GOVERNMENT.

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


UKRAINE LATEST-PKG


TENSE MOMENTS THIS MORNING BETWEEN UKRAINIAN TROOPS AND RUSSIAN SOLDIERS OCCUPYING THEIR COUNTRY.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN IS ORDERING TROOPS, TRAINING NEAR UKRAINE'S BORDER TO PULL BACK.

BUT IN CRIMEA, THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN SOLDIERS STAND STRONG.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS IN RUSSIA PUTIN CALLED THE NEW GOVERNMENT ILLEGITIMATE AND SAID HE'S WILLING TO USE FORCE AS A LAST RESORT.

PUTIN ALSO THREATENED SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA WILL BACKFIRE.

SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY IS NOW UKRAINE OFFERING U-S SUPPORT TO THE NEW GOVERNMENT.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS WARNING RUSSIA TO CHANGE COURSE OR FACE CONSEQUENCES.

"What cannot be done is for Russia with impunity to put its soldiers on the ground and violate basic principles that are recognized around the world."

U-S MILITARY EXERCISES AND TRADE TALKS WITH RUSSIA ARE NOW ON HOLD.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA IS THREATENING MORE CONSEQUENCES.

LIKE BANNING VISAS FOR RUSSIANS INVOLVED IN THE CRACKDOWN,

EVEN KICKING THE COUNTRY OUT OF THE G-8.

BUT SOME IN CONGRESS SAY THE PRESIDENT. HASN'T BEEN STRONG ENOUGH.

Arizona 1:13-1:21

"This is the ultimate result of a feckless foreign policy where nobody believes in America's strength anymore!"

TENSIONS ARE MOUNTING. AS THE WEST DEBATES THE RIGHT COURSE WITH RUSSIA.

audio outcue: Danielle Leigh, NBC News, WASHINGTON.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ASKING CONGRESS TO APPROVE AN AID PACKAGE FOR UKRAINE, IMMEDIATELY. THE U.S. IS HOPING TO SEND ONE BILLION DOLLARS IN AID TO THE COUNTRY, ALSO TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE'S BANK AND HELP WITH THE ELECTIONS PROCESS. PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID THIS SHOULD NOT BE A PARTISAN ISSUE.

I'M DANIELLE LEIGH IN WASHINGTON, NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


FGCU V STETSON-trxOC EAniBx


TONIGHT THE FGCU EAGLES WILL FIGHT TO WIN THE QUARTERFINALS IN THE

A-SUN CHAMPIONSHIP.

NBC2'S DANIELLE IS LIVE OUTSIDE ALICO ARENA WITH A TICKET OFFICE

UPDATE AND ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TONIGHT! Return to index of stories...


FGCU V STETSON-REM


IN LESS THAN 8 HOURS, ALICO ARENA WILL BE FLOODED

WITH MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND FANS TO CHEER ON EAGLES. Return to index of stories...


FGCU V STETSON-VO


TONIGHT AT 7:00 THE NUMBER ONE SEED, FGCU WILL TAKE ON THE NUMBER 8

SEED, STETSON.

THIS MORNING PEOPLE lined up BEFORE THE BOX OFFICE EVEN OPENED

UP, TO GET THE LAST 350 STANDING ROOM TICKETS. THERES NOW JUST _____

LEFT.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH FANS THRILLED TO GET A PAIR AND FIRED UP FOR THE

BIGGEST HOME GAME THIS SEASON. Return to index of stories...


FGCU V STETSON-(2)SOT


SOT

Tom O'Connor

Fan

:00-:06

"Theres 45, 46 HUNDRED FANS TOTAL WHICH MEANS EVERYONE GETS A GOOD

SEAT. The excitement in the building is incredible!"

Bethany Murrell

Sophomore

:07-:13

"It's really cool to see our university grow so of course we want to

see them do well again just to relive that moment."

:13-:16

"GO EAGLES!!"

"GO EAGLES!! Return to index of stories...


FGCU V STETSON-SSTOPS REM


IF YOU CAN'T WATCH from inside, YOU CAN WATCH IT LIVE ON ESPN-3.

YOU CAN also CHEER THE TEAM ON BY TWEETING THEM AT @fgcu_mbb AND USE THE

HASHTAGS #DunkCity and #ASunMaddness.

LIVE ON THE FGCU CAMPUS DK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NY STOCK EXCHANGE OPEN-LIVE GEN BKGRND


YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.

AT THIS HOUR THE DOW IS ___________.

ONE STOCK DIVING IS RADIO SHACK.

THE ELECTRONICS RETAILER IS CLOSING UP TO 11-HUNDRED 'UNDERPERFORMING' STORES.

IT'S STOCK PRICE FELL 25-PERCENT OUT OF THE GATE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


NEW SHOCKING VIDEO AHEAD AT ELEVEN.

AN OFFICER - SHOT BY A SUSPECT DURING A MULTI-STATE MANHUNT.

THE STORY MADE HEADLINES LAST YEAR, IN A CASE SPANNING FROM COLORADO TO TEXAS.

PLUS.

APPLE, ALWAYS LOOKING TO BE THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN TECH--

HAS SOME NEW EQUIPMENT COMING OUT TO MAKE IT EASIER TO PLUG-IN WHILE ON-THE-ROAD. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) CO SHOOTING ON TAPE-VO


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TZ1 B) APPLE CAR PLAY-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.

"Another nice Tuesday"

It's been a gorgeous start to the first of week of March across Southwest Florida, with abundant sunshine and warm weather. A tranquil pattern will remain in place over the next couple of days keeping us on cruise control, before showers and storms return by late in the week.

Now that the fog has mixed out, mostly sunny skies will prevail through the mid morning with a few high clouds across the area. It will be another unseasonably warm day under sunshine and a few clouds with daytime temperatures climbing into the lower to middle 80s away from the coast. An afternoon gulf breeze will keep our beaches a few degrees cooler in the upper 70s to right around 80°.

With high humidity tonight and temperatures expected to lower into the 60s, we'll more than likely see a few patches of fog early tomorrow morning.

As high pressure slips east and weakens through Wednesday, we'll see a few more clouds across our skies. Our days will stay quite toasty with temperatures in the 80s. Our wind flow will begin to veer more south and southwest, allowing more moisture to move in across the peninsula keeping overnight temperatures in the middle 60s. A mainly dry weather pattern will stay in place through Wednesday, although a few isolated afternoon showers deep inland can't be ruled out. Showers and storms will be a good bet by Thursday as another storm system evolves and moves east across the Gulf of Mexico. Once the rain exits by early Friday, expect clearing skies and a slight cool down heading into next weekend with pleasant humidity values. Return to index of stories...


CO: GUN PROVIDER JAILED-VOWIPE


A COLORADO WOMAN TIED TO THE MURDER OF THAT STATE'S TOP CORRECTIONS OFFICIALS IS HEADED TO JAIL.

THIS WOMAN, 23-YEAR-OLD STEVIE VIGIL WAS SENTENCED MONDAY TO 27 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR SUPPLYING THE MURDER WEAPON TO THE PRESUMED KILLER.

VIGIL PLEADED GUILTY TO BUYING THE HANDGUN USED TO KILL CORRECTIONS CHIEF TOM CLEMENTE AT HIS HOME IN MONUMENT, COLORADO LAST MARCH.

PROSECUTORS SAY PAROLEE, EVAN EBEL USED THE GUN TO KILL CLEMENTE, ALONG WITH ANOTHER MAN IN TEXAS.

EBEL EVENTUALLY DIED IN A SHOOT OUT WITH TEXAS AUTHORITIES. Return to index of stories...


CO: SHOOTING ON TAPE-VOTOPS


AND NEWLY RELEASED DASH CAM VIDEO SHOWS *HOW EVAN EBEL USED THE GUN STEVIE VIGIL GAVE HIM, TO SHOOT TEXAS DEPUTY JAMES BOYD IN THE CHEST AND HEAD - LEAVING HIM ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

THE VIDEO RUNS FOR SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE SOMEONE STOPS TO HELP.

BOYD REMEMBERS THE PAIN.AND BELIEVES VIGIL IS PARTLY TO BLAME.

DEPUTY BOYD STILL HAS PARTS OF A BULLET LODGED IN HIS SKULL AND PERMANENT HEARING LOSS.

OTHERWISE - HE IS OK. Return to index of stories...


CA: TRUCKEE PLANE CRASH-VOTOPSWIPE


ONE PERSON DIED AND ANOTHER WAS CRITICALLY HURT WHEN A SINGLE-ENGINE PLANE CRASHED IN THE SNOWY CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS.

RESCUE CREWS USED SNOWMOBILES AND SNOWCATS TO REACH THE SCENE.

THE F-A-A AND THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD ARE INVESTIGATING THE CRASH.

IT'S TOO EARLY TO SAY WHAT CAUSED IT. Return to index of stories...


NAT'L PARK IMPACT-VOTOPS


WE NOW KNOW THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LAST FALL'S GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM.

NEARLY 8-MILLION FEWER PEOPLE VISITED PARKS.

THAT COST THE PARK SYSTEM AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES AN ESTIMATED $414-MILLION IN LOST VISITOR SPENDING.

FIVE STATES, INCLUDING CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA LOST MORE THAN $20-MILLION EACH DURING THE 16-DAY SHUTDOWN. Return to index of stories...


SKIER NICK COOPER SKIS TRACK-VOTOPS


BRONZE MEDALIST FREE STYLE SKIER NICK GOEPPER IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE.

HE FOUND ONE MONDAY AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.

GOEPPER WAS IN INDIANAPOLIS TO BE HONORED FOR HIS SLOPESTYLE SKIING PERFORMANCE IN SOCHI.

THE RACE TRACK WAS COVERED IN SNOW FROM THE LATEST WINTER STORM. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS ARRIVAL-trxVO


OSCAR PISTORIUS ARRIVES AT A HIGH COURT IN PRETORIA FOR THE SECOND DAY OF HIS MURDER TRIAL.

THE DOUBLE AMPUTEE, OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC ATHLETE WAS ESCORTED THROUGH THE BUILDING.

ON DAY ONE - THE FIRST WITNESS TOLD THE COURT SHE HEARD A WOMAN SCREAMING FOLLOWED BY GUNSHOTS ON THE NIGHT OF REEVA STEENKAMP'S DEATH.

PROSECUTORS SAID PISTORIUS SHOT AND KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND INTENTIONALLY.

PISTORIUS SAID HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER. Return to index of stories...


EXPENSIVE CITIES-VOTOPS


THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IS. SINGAPORE!

HIGH LIVING COSTS, PRICE INFLATION AND CURRENCY APPRECIATION EARNED SINGAPORE THE NEW TITLE.

A NEW REPORT FROM THE ECONOMIST MAGAZINE NAMED PARIS THE SECOND MOST EXPENSIVE CITY.

OSLO, NORWAY COMES IN THIRD.

LAST YEAR'S TITLE HOLDER, TOKYO, FALLS TO SIXTH. Return to index of stories...


APPLE CAR PLAY-trxOC VO


APPLE IS RELEASING SOME NEW TECHNOLOGY - THAT'S MORE CAR-FRIENDLY.

DRIVERS WILL BE ABLE TO CONNECT THEIR iOS DEVICES TO THEIR VEHICLES VIA "CAR PLAY".

"MASHABLE" REPORTS APPLE IS UNVEILING THE SERVICE AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, WHICH STARTS THIS WEEK.

iPHONE USERS WILL BE ABLE TO GET DIRECTIONS, MAKE CALLS, ACCESS MESSAGES, AND LISTEN TO MUSIC, ALL THROUGH THEIR VEHICLE.

HONDA, HYUNDAI, VOLVO, MERCEDES-BENZ AND FERRARI ARE ALL ON BOARD FOR 2014. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL LUNCHES-VO


AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE EATING LARGER AND HEALTHIER MEALS UNDER NEW GOVERNMENT STANDARDS.

IN 20-12, FOLLOWING THE NEW STANDARDS.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT IN LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS.

FRUIT SELECTION ROSE 23-PERCENT.

AND VEGGIE CONSUMPTION ROSE BY 16 PERCENT.

ALL WITH NO ADDITIONAL FOOD WASTE. Return to index of stories...


BEEF PRICES ALL TIME HIGH-VOTOPS


THERE'S A CHANGE IN BEEF PRICES THAT YOU ARE GOING TO NOTICE AT THE GROCERY STORE.

THEY HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH LAST MONTH.

THE U-S-D-A SAYS THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE PER POUND OF FRESH BEEF WAS FIVE-DOLLAS AND FOUR CENTS.

WHAT'S DRIVING UP PRICES?

ANALYSTS SAY THERE'S A SUPPLY SQUEEZE CAUSED BY THE LINGERING DROUGHT.

THIS IS THE SMALLEST CATTLE HERD SINCE 19-51. Return to index of stories...


BPA PROSTATE-VOTOPSWIPE


NEW RESEARCH REVEALS A LINK BETWEEN PROSTATE CANCER AND EXPOSURE TO B-P-A, A CHEMICAL FOUND IN MANY HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS.

A STUDY OF 60 MEN FOUND PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS HAD HIGHER LEVELS OF B-P-A IN THEIR URINE THAN THOSE WITHOUT CANCER.

THE DIFFERENCE WAS EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT IN MEN UNDER 65 YEARS OLD.

RESEARCHERS SAY EVEN LOW LEVELS OF B-P-A EXPOSURE CAN CAUSE CELLULAR CHANGES IN CANCEROUS AND NON-CANCEROUS PROSTATE CELLS. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS,OC,BNR


NBC2 IS GEARING UP FOR THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE!

THE RACE IS AT 8AM -- MARCH 8TH -- THAT'S THIS SATURDAY -- AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

THE NBC 2 NEWS TEAM WILL BE THERE RAISING MONEY TO HELP BATTLE BREAST CANCER.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OF THESE EVENTS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


BEADS.

KING CAKE.

AND GOOD TIMES.

TODAY IS FAT TUESDAY!.

NEXT AT ELEVEN - WE GO TO BOURBON STREET FOR A LOOK AT ALL THE FESTIVITIES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FAT TUESDAY-VOWIPE


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MARDI GRAS 2014-trxVO IN TC


THE MARDI GRAS SEASON COMES TO AN END TODAY IN NEW ORLEANS.

BUT NOT BEFORE THE BIGGEST DAY OF PARTYING - FAT TUESDAY.

AND FOR THOUSANDS THAT INCLUDES A STOP ALONG BOURBON STREET.

JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST TODAY FROM THE BIG EASY. Return to index of stories...


MARDI GRAS 2014-PKG


--nats-- accordion band then under

THE SOUNDS OF THE SEASON.

--nats-- pop yodeling

ECHO FROM THE FRENCH QUARTER.

--nats-- pop marching band

MARCHING BANDS.

THE MADNESS OF PARADES.

--nats--pop from parade

AND THE UNIQUE SOUNDS.

--nats-- from Bourbon Street

AND SIGHTS. ALONG BOURBON STREET.

--nats--Gorilla-"happy Mardi Gras"

AND AT THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL.

--nats--inside the barn

IS THE KREWE OF REX.

--nats pop--inside barn

THIS IS A SNEAK PEAK INSIDE REX'S DEN.

TWENTY-SEVEN FLOATS. 20 THAT ARE TOTALLY RE-DESIGNED EVERY YEAR -- NEW COLORS. AND DESIGNS THAT MANY SAY DEFINE MARDI GRAS.

Dr. Stephen Hales

"Rex is the oldest parading organization and carnival in New Orleans and is really the public face of carnival."

A FACE, THAT IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING.

MOS

"happy Mardi Gras baby this is how we roll!"

THAT "FACE" OF THE PARTY CAN BE FOUND BEHIND GLASSES AND BEADS.

COSTUMES AND MASKS. EVEN A LITTLE PAINT -- THE MOST POPULAR DESIGNS??

MOS

"mardi gras colors and swirls and a lot of glitter"

WHICH IS KIND OF WHAT FAT TUESDAY. ON THE EVE OF LENT. IS ALL ABOUT.

Dr. Stephen Hales

"the whole idea is that there's a time of excess and then you give it all up the next day, that's just not going to happen in Omaha."

BUT IN NEW ORLEANS.

--nats pop--parade

THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION SEEMS TO WORK - JUST FINE.

--nats pop-- more parade with band

JAY GRAY. NBC NEWS. NEW ORLEANS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


NEXT AT ELEVEN, TENSIONS BUILD IN UKRAINE WITH THE PRESENCE OF RUSSIAN FORCES IN THE SOUTHERN REGION OF CRIMEA

warning shots

THOSE ARE WARNING SHOTS FIRED AT UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS.

NOW WE'RE GETTING NEW REPORTS OF JETS SCRAMBLED OUT OF TURKEY.

NBC2 WITH THE LATEST IN OUR NEXT HALF HOUR.

AND.

IT'S BEING CALLED THE COUNTRY'S FASTEST GROWING CRIME.

WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE PUSH FOR MAJOR COMPANIES TO DO *MORE TO PROTECT CONSUMERS. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) UKRAINE LATEST-NATSVO


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TZ3 B) STOLEN SMARTPHONES-VOTOPS


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NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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TS1) SLASHER ARREST-(2)SSTOPS


HERE'S A LOOK AT TOP STORIES.

A MAN FACES AN AGGRAVATED BATTERY CHARGE AFTER HIS BOYFRIEND SAYS HE SLASHED HIS NECK.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARRESTED JAMES CANNON LAST NIGHT, AFTER FINDING HIM IN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

THEY SAY THE VICTIM, JEFFERY PATERSON, WAS IN THE CAR WITH CANNON LAST NIGHT WHEN CANNON ATTACKED HIM.

CANNON RAN AWAY AND JUMPED INTO THE RIVER.

PATERSON DROVE TO THE HOSPTIAL, HITTING A POLICE CRUISER ON HIS WAY.

PATERSON IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL, THE OFFICER IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


TS2) BRUSH FIRE UPDATE-VOTOPS


A HOMELESS MAN IS TO BLAME FOR SPARKING A BRUSH FIRE ON THE LEE AND COLLIER COUNTY LINE.

IT HAPPENED NEAR THE OLD 41 AND US 41 INTERSECTION.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE HOMELESS MAN WAS COOKING IN A WOODED AREA.

OVERNIGHT FIRE CREWS KEPT A CLOSE EYE ON THE AREA FOR HOT SPOTS.

OFFICIALS SAY THE HOMELESS MAN WILL NOT BE CHARGED. Return to index of stories...


TS3) STATE OF THE STATE-LIVE OR VOTOPS


FLORIDA LAWMAKERS BEGINS TODAY IN TALLAHASSEE.

BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE ARE OFFICIALLY IN SESSION.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S IS DELIVERING THE ANNUAL STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS.

ON THE AGENDA FOR LEGISLATORS --- THERE'S A LOT!

WHAT TO DO WITH A ONE BILLION BUDGET SURPLUS?

WHETHER TO EXPLAND GAMBLING THROUGHOUT THE STTATE, HEALTH CARE, AND PENSIONS FOR GOVERNOMENT WORKERS.

ALL IMPORTANT TOPICS FOR THE STATE'S 19-MILLION RESIDENTS.

DETAILS IN OUR NOON BROADCAST. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-trxONCAM


BREAKING DEVELOPMENTS TODAY AS THE FIRST SHOTS WERE FIRED BETWEEN RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN FORCES.

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SPEAKS OUT, DEFIANTLY DEFENDING HIS INVASION AND THREATENING TO GO EVEN FURTHER

TERRY MORAN REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-PKG


SCRIPT:

This morning a scene of incredible bravery and patriotism.

At the Belbek Air Base--Ulrainian soldiers--UNARMED-march forward under

their nation's flag and a World War II battle flag to confront the Russian

forces.

BANG

The Russians fire warning shots into the air.

The commanders negotiate. The Ukrainians propose jointly guarding the base

. But the standoff continues.

In Moscow, Putin spoke with reporters, describing this invasion as a

humanitarian mission. and calmly declaring his troops could move further

into Ukraine if locals "requested assistance."

A map shows why this region is so crucial: UKRAINE ALONG RUSSIA SOUTHERN

BORDER, AND THERE IN THE SOUTH JUTTING INTO THE WATERS IF THE BLACK SEA THE

CRIMEAN PENINSULA HOME TO A CRITICAL RUSSIAN NAVY BASE

In thAT port of Sevastopol, Russian warships block a Ukrainian navy

vessel--tightening the noose.

While in Istanbul, Turkey--800 miles away--two more Russian vessels,

likely heading toward Crimea.

We spoke with a Ukrainian soldier on guard at another base now surrounded

by Russian troops.

MORAN Q &A ARE YOU OK ETC

For many Ukrainians--it is too much.

MORAN: YOU WANT THE RUSSIAN SOLDIERS TO GO HOME? YES TO GO HOME TO THEIR

FAMIKIES

LIVE TAG RE PUTIN SPEAKS

On Mar 4, 2014, at 12:50 PM, Terry Moran

morantpatrick@icloud.com wrote:

LIVE OPEN TBD

This morning a scene of incredible bravery and patriotism.

At the Belbek Air Base--Ulrainian soldiers--UNARMED-march forward under

their nation's flag and a World War II battle flag to confront the Russian

forces.

BANG

The Russians fire warning shots into the air.

The commanders negotiate. The Ukrainians propose jointly guarding the

base. But the standoff continues.

In the nearby port of Sevastopol, Russian warships block a Ukrainian navy

vessel--tightening the noose.

While in Istanbul, Turkey--800 miles away--two more Russian vessels,

likely heading toward Crimea.

We spoke with a Ukrainian soldier on guard at another base now surrounded

by Russian troops.

MORAN Q &A ARE YOU OK ETC

For many Ukrainians--it is too much.

MORAN: YOU WANT THE RUSSIAN SOLDIERS TO GO HOME? YES TO GO HOME TO THEIR

FAMIKIES Return to index of stories...


VET PTSD LAWSUIT-OC VO


A GROUP OF VIETNAM VETERANS ARE LEADING A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE AMERICAN ARMED FORCES, FIGHTING FOR A RENEWED DISCHARGE STATUS BECAUSE OF P-T-S-D.

THE LAWSUIT REPRESENTS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VIETNAM VETERANS WHO DEVELOPED POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER WHILE SERVING OVERSEAS - BUT WERE NEVER DIAGNOSED.

THEY THEN GOT AN "OTHER THAN HONORABLE" DISCHARGE FROM THE SERVICE - MEANING THEY WERE NOT ENTITLED TO DISABILITY COMPENSATION OR OTHER BENEFITS. Return to index of stories...


VET PTSD LAWSUIT-(2)SOT VO


"We have people now that's working on alleviating the problems that the Vietnam veterans are having."

"If they were serving today, they would likely receive a medical discharge."

THIS LAWSUIT ASKS FOR THE DISCHARGES TO BE REVIEWED.AND UPGRADED FOR THOSE SUFFERING FROM PTSD.

THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


TX BURNED BOY DECISION-OC VO


A TEXAS JUDGE WILL DECIDE THIS WEEK, WHETHER A MAN WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT, FOR A CRIME HE'S ACCUSED OF COMMITTING AS A KID.

BACK IN 1998, PROSECUTORS SAY DON COLLINS, JUST 13 -YEARS-OLD AT THE TIME, DOUSED A BOY WITH GASOLINE, AND SET HIM ON FIRE.

8-YEAR-OLD ROBBIE MIDDLETON WAS ATTACKED IN A WOODED AREA AND TIED TO A TREE.

NEIGHBORS FOUND 8-YEAR-OLD ROBBIE MIDDLETON BURNED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

ROBBIE DIED SHORTLY BEFORE HIS 21-ST BIRTHDAY IN 2011 FROM A CANCER, MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY WAS TRIGGERED FROM the BURNS. Return to index of stories...


TX BURNED BOY DECISION-SOT VO


S/ Laura Thomason/ Neighbor

"He was a very sweet little boy and he would always knock on our door and ask if our son, Ryan, could play with him."

IF THE COURT DECIDES THIS WEEK TO CERTIFY COLLINS AS AN ADULT, IT COULD MEAN A TOUGHER SENTENCE. Return to index of stories...


CEO REAL LIFE SPY-trxONCAM


THE "UNDERCOVER BOSS" -- WHO APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN HIS TV PERSONA A BIT TOO FAR -- MITCHELL MODELL -- THE CEO OF MODELL'S SPORTING GOODS -- IS BEING SUED FOR IMPERSONATING A RIVAL COMPANY'S EXECUTIVE -- ALL TO UNCOVER THAT COMPANY'S TRADE SECRETS.

REBECCA JARVIS HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CEO REAL LIFE SPY-PKG


SCRIPT:

HE'S THE *UNDERCOVER* BOSS WHO DONNED A SHAVED HEAD AND MUSTACHE ON REALITY

TV TO SPY ON HIS EMPLOYEES.

BUT THIS MORNING, MITCHELL MODELL - CEO OF MODELL'S SPORTING GOODS -- FACING

SOME REAL LIFE DRAMA. AS HIS COMPETITION ALLEGES HE CARRIED OUT HIS OWN

UNDERCOVER MISSION TO SCOPE OUT THEIR OPERATIONS

IN A LAWSUIT FILED IN SUPERIOR COURT, HEAVYWEIGHT competitor, DICK'S

SPORTING GOODS. CLAIMING MODELL SNUCK INTO ONE OF ITS NEW JERSEY LOCATIONS

- POSING AS A DICK'S SENIOR EXECUTIVE. Named Joseph the same fake named

he used on the show. AND AFTER FAKING HIS WAY IN, allegedly CONVINCED

EMPLOYEES TO SHOW HIM PRIVATE BACK ROOMS.EVEN PERSUADING THEM TO GIVE UP

TRADE SECRETS

SOT ROY BLACK/ TRIAL LAWYER

21:5242

This case is really unprecedented/ he gets a new persona just like he did

on his tv show and went into he non public area /

ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT. MODELL - WAS ACCOMPANIED ON THE UNDERCOVER VISIT

BY AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN.AND PRETENDED HE WAS THERE TO MEET WITH DICK'S

CEO, EDWARD STACK.

**MODELL'S tells ABC News it is aware of the lawsuit, but is DECLINING TO

COMMENT.

IN A STATEMENT, DICK'S SPORTING GOODS TELLING ABC NEWS IT "takes seriously

the protection of its confidential and proprietary information"

SOT ROY BLACK/ TRIAL LAWYER

21:55:30

I think that model is going to have to settle the suit / will have to

agree to an injunction that he will never do it again and will probably have

to issue a public statement / This is gonna come back to haunt him Return to index of stories...


GA: HOUSE PASSES MED MARIJUANA BILL-OC VO


REBECCA JARVIS REPORTING.

THE GEORGIA STATE HOUSE PASSED A BILL MONDAY TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA - THE LEGISLATION NOW GOES TO THE STATE SENATE.

PARENTS WHO SUPPORT THE BILL FILLED THE HOUSE CHAMBERS FOR THE VOTE.

ONE MOTHER, WHOSE DAUGHTER SUFFERS DOZENS OF SEIZURES A DAY, SAYS SHE'S HOPEFUL FOR TREATMENT THAT WILL GIVE HER DAUGHTER A BETTER LIFE. Return to index of stories...


GA: HOUSE PASSES MED MARIJUANA BILL-SOT VO


"That is very, very hard, as a parent to know your daughter is in there and she has the brain capacity to interact."

LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACROSS THE STATE WOULD ALLOW IT TO BE GROWN AT GEORGIA'S MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND USED ONLY FOR PATIENTS WITH CANCER ,GLAUCOMA OR SEIZURE DISORDERS. Return to index of stories...


BUFFET BRACKET CHALLENGE-OC VO


QUICKEN LOANS IS PARTNERING WITH YAHOO SPORTS FOR WARREN BUFFET'S BILLION DOLLAR BRACKET CHALLENGE.

THE MORTGAGE LENDER ANNOUNCED THE PARTNERSHIP MONDAY.

YAHOO SPORTS WILL HOST THE N-C-DOUBLE-A MEN'S BASKETBALL BRACKET ON ITS WEBSITE.

NO WORD IF YAHOO C-E-O MARISSA MAYER WILL ENTER THE CHALLENGE.

ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST IS FREE.

BUFFETT IS BACKING THE ONE-BILLION-DOLLAR GRAND PRIZE. Return to index of stories...


BILL GATES RICHEST PERSON-OC VO


BILL GATES IS BACK TO BEING THE WEALTHIEST ON EARTH.

THE MICROSOFT FOUNDER TOPPED FORBES' LIST OF THE RICHEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET - VALUED AT 72 BILLION DOLLARS!

GATES - VALUED AT 76 BILLION DOLLARS - KNOCKED TELECOM TYCOON CARLOS SLIM HELU FROM THE NUMBER ONE SPOT.

HELU HAD BEEN THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS. Return to index of stories...


BANK ATMS SOFTWARE-VO


BANKS ARE RACING TO UPGRADE THEIR ATMS BEFORE THEY BECOME PRIME TARGETS FOR HACKERS.

THIS HAS TO DO WITH MICROSOFT WINDOWS VERSION X-P.

AN ESTIMATED 95-PERCENT OF AMERICAN BANK A-T-MS RUN ON THAT OPERATING SYSTEM.

TECH SUPPORT FOR IT STOPS ON APRIL 8TH OF THIS YEAR.

THAT MEANS MICROSOFT WON'T ISSUE SECURITY UPDATES FOR WINDOWS X-P.

AN ESTIMATED 200-THOUSAND ATMS IN THE U-S RUN ON WINDOWS X-P. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CELL PHONES-trxVOTOPS OC


THE LATEST NOW ON OUR COUNTRY'S FASTEST GROWING CRIME -- MORE THAN ONE AND A HALF MILLION SMARTPHONES ARE STOLEN EVERY YEAR -- AND NOW THERE'S A MAJOR NEW PUSH FOR PHONE COMPANIES TO DO MORE TO PROTECT THEIR CONSUMERS.

PIERRE THOMAS HAS THE DETAILS FROM WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CELL PHONES-PKG


SCRIPT:

It can happen so fast. Watch as this thief snatches a victim's smartphone on

a Washington D.C. subway. He takes the phone---the victim chases--but this

race is not close. The crook easily escapes.

In Philadelphia--thieves race across the street to ROB this young man at

GUNPOINT. They methodically search him and steal his CELLPHONE.

To many criminals CELLPHONES are as VALUABLE as CASH.

SOT ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN / NY ATTORNEY GENERAL -- 15;17;53;02

Today in the United States 1 in 3 robberies and thefts involves a smartphone

in 2012 alone there were an estimated 1.6 million cellphone thefts across

the US.--robberies that are sometimes violent.

Police say 23 year old Megan Boken, a former volleyball star at St. Louis

University -- was gunned down for her iPhone 18 months ago.

She was targeted cause she was talking on her smartphone. At the time she

was talking to her mother, just checking in.

15:38:48 Megan was the kind of person you could always count on to brighten

your day.

Boken's family joined New York authorities Monday calling on smartphone

companies to design a kill switch--which would essentially render the phones

useless upon theft.

"that would remove the incentive for anyone to steal a smartphone."

The cell phone companies say they are trying to develop technologies to

assist, but worry about changes that might make smartphones more vulnerable

to hacking.

But critics say the phone companies are reluctant because they typically

sell a new phone every time one is stolen.

SOT BILL BRATTON / NYPD Commissioner -- 153200

They're making 30, 40, maybe 50 billion dollars a year on the new phone

sales,/They're making a fortune on this and they don't want lose it. Well

shame on them! Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-1SHOT


WITH SO MANY PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THE ODDS OF GOING VIRAL GETTING BETTER BY THE DAY - ONE WOMAN TAKES A CHANCE.

.AND IT SEEMS TO BE PICKING UP STEAM.

DETAILS ON HER SEARCH FOR FAMILY, NEXT. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR MOM-VOWIPE


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WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAKING-CLIP


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STATE OF THE STATE-trx2 SHOT (2)SS


BREAKING NEWS AT ELEVEN.

TODAY KICKS OFF THE 60-DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN FLORIDA.

AND GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS Return to index of stories...


STATE OF THE STATE-LIVE LOOK 2 SHOT


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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.

"Another nice Tuesday"

It's been a gorgeous start to the first of week of March across Southwest Florida, with abundant sunshine and warm weather. A tranquil pattern will remain in place over the next couple of days keeping us on cruise control, before showers and storms return by late in the week.

Now that the fog has mixed out, mostly sunny skies will prevail through the mid morning with a few high clouds across the area. It will be another unseasonably warm day under sunshine and a few clouds with daytime temperatures climbing into the lower to middle 80s away from the coast. An afternoon gulf breeze will keep our beaches a few degrees cooler in the upper 70s to right around 80°.

With high humidity tonight and temperatures expected to lower into the 60s, we'll more than likely see a few patches of fog early tomorrow morning.

As high pressure slips east and weakens through Wednesday, we'll see a few more clouds across our skies. Our days will stay quite toasty with temperatures in the 80s. Our wind flow will begin to veer more south and southwest, allowing more moisture to move in across the peninsula keeping overnight temperatures in the middle 60s. A mainly dry weather pattern will stay in place through Wednesday, although a few isolated afternoon showers deep inland can't be ruled out. Showers and storms will be a good bet by Thursday as another storm system evolves and moves east across the Gulf of Mexico. Once the rain exits by early Friday, expect clearing skies and a slight cool down heading into next weekend with pleasant humidity values. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN LOOKS FOR MOM ON FACEBOOK-trxVO IN PLASMA


A PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN IS HOPING FOR A FEAT OF MODERN SOCIAL MEDIA IN HER DESPARATE SEARCH.

SHE WANTS TO FIND HER BIRTH MOTHER AFTER SHE WAS ABANDONED IN A RESTAURANT BATHROOM 27 YEARS AGO.

MEGHAN PACKER HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN LOOKS FOR MOM ON FACEBOOK-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

"It looks like so far there's 2-thousand shares and I've seen people shared it in Mexico."

THIS PICTURE HAS *NOW* BEEN SHARED ON FACEBOOK MANY MORE TIMES.

KATHERYN DEPRILL OF SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP POSTED HER PLEA.IN HOPES OF FINDING HER BIRTH MOTHER.

"I feel like there's a piece of me missing."

HER BABY BOOK LOOKS LIKE MOST.UNTIL YOU SEE THE NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS.

ARTICLES ABOUT HER - AS A BABY.

ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1986.KATHERYN WAS FOUND AS A NEWBORN.IN THE BATHROOM OF A BURGER KING ON SOUTH 4TH STREET IN ALLENTOWN.

"Someone had heard me crying and they notified the staff and they came in, I was laying there on the floor."

KATHERYN WAS PUT INTO FOSTER CARE WITH BRENDA HOLLIS' FAMILY, WHO ENDED UP ADOPTING HER.

"I'm not looking to replace my brothers and sisters now or my family, my mom and dad, cause it was great, we had the best childhood."

"I think it's just kind of fun like there's so many questions to be asked and it's just, I am so excited about it."

KATHERYN IS NOW 27 AND MARRIED WITH THREE SONS.

SHE SAYS SHE'D LIKE TO FIND HER BIOLOGICAL MOTHER FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS, INCLUDING LEARNING HER MEDICAL HISTORY.

"I really want to see her and just ask her why and see if I have any brothers and sisters and anyone that looks like me."

SHE SAYS SHE IS NOT ANGRY.

IN FACT.

"I want to say thank you for not throwing me away, literally."

"If she's a young girl, was a young girl I would hope that we could be friends, that she could be a friend to her."

"I just hope that I can see her and maybe give her a hug." Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-ON CAM


AN AVENGER IS EXPECTING. AND A 'GIRL' IS GETTING ANIMATED.

DAVE STEWART HAS TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


-REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

SCARLETT JOHANSSON IS HAVING A BABY!

E-ONLINE IS REPORTING THE "AVENGERS" STAR AND HER FIANCE' ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD.

THE TWO ANNOUNCED THEIR ENGAGEMENT SIX MONTHS AGO.

JOHANSSON WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED TO RYAN REYNOLDS - THEY DIVORCED IN 2011.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS IS MAKING HEADLINES AGAIN!

THE GRAMMY-WINNER RELEASED HIS SECOND SOLO ALBUM, CALLED "GIRL," MONDAY.

IT INCLUDES THE OSCAR-NOMINATED SONG "HAPPY," WHICH PHARRELL PERFORMED AT THE ACADEMY AWARD SHOW SUNDAY.

AND LENA DUNHAM IS GETTING ANIMATED!

ARCHIE COMICS HAS ANNOUNCED A COLLABORATION WITH THE "GIRLS" CREATOR.

DUNHAM WILL WRITE A FOUR-PART STORY FOR THE COMIC.

IT'S SET FOR RELEASE IN 2015.

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


TEASE FIVE-1SHOT


NEXT AT ELEVEN.

AN OFFICER'S CHILLING ENCOUNTER WITH A SUSPECT.

"let me see your hands now!! Let me see your hands now, dude! Let me see 'em!"

THE AMAZING FIRST-PERSON VIDEO, AND THE CONTROVERSY BEHIND IT.

STAY WITH US ON NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TZ5 A) officer shooting-NATS VO


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HEALTH MATTERS-ON CAM


SURGERY TO REMOVE A DISEASED KIDNEY IS A MAJOR OPERATION.

BUT OVER THE YEARS, WITH THE HELP OF TECHNOLOGY, DOCTORS HAVE

BEEN ABLE TO DOWN-SIZE IT.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER REPORTS ON A NEW 'HANDS ON' APPROACH. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

SYMPTOMS CAME ON FAST AND FURIOUS. ROBERT WISEMAN SUDDENLY FELT

EXTREME PAIN COUPLED WITH BLOOD IN HIS URINE- HE THOUGHT IT WAS A

KIDNEY STONE- BUT IT WAS MUCH MORE SERIOUS.

ROBERT WISEMAN/KIDNEY CANCER PATIENT

RUNS:

:21 I went to the emergency room and that's how they found out. They gave me a CAT scan

and realized it was a big tumor.

A REALLY BIG TUMOR- HIS LEFT KIDNEY WAS TWICE THE SIZE OF HIS RIGHT.

TO TREAT THE CANCER- IT HAD TO COME OUT. USUALLY A BIG OPERATION

WITH A 12-INCH INCISION- HIS DOCTOR BELIEVED HE COULD SPARE ROBERT

THE WORST.

DR. PAUL BRETTON/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

5:57 I told him 'look I think I can take your tumor out laparoscopically'. Because usually bigger

than 10-12 cm you can't get them out. But it was in a location I was very comfortable since I've

had a lot of experience doing these.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

The surgery was a hand-assisted laparascopic kidney removal. It takes the best of two

surgical techniques and brings them together in one operation.

DR. PAUL BRETTON/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

4:24 Most surgeons are trained to do open operation where they use their hands, instruments and

all these kind of things. We've evolved doing these things laparoscopically- so this is kind of a

cross between the two of them and it improves the outcomes.

TRADITIONAL LAPAROSCOPY REQUIRES SURGEONS TO INSERT SLENDER TOOLS

INTO THE BODY THROUGH A FEW SMALL POKE HOLES. USING THIS SLEEVE-

LIKE PORT DOCTORS CAN NOW INSERT THEIR HAND WITHOUT VIOLATING THE

AIRTIGHT CAVITY NEEDED TO EXPAND THE ABDOMEN.

DR. PAUL BRETTON/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

3:47 You're able to put your hand on the organ, you're able to feel the blood supply to

the kidney. It's a lot safer for the patient and decreases the operative time.

THE HANDS ON APPROACH- ALSO LEADS TO FASTER HEALING TIMES AND

LESS PAIN MEDICATION SINCE THIS DOWN-SIZED OPERATION IS LESS

TRAUMATIC TO THE BODY.

ROBERT WISEMAN/KIDNEY CANCER PATIENT

RUNS:

4:57 I was in the hospital, up the next day and everything is good.

ONLY TWO WEEKS POST-OP ROBERT WAS BACK AT WORK WITH LITTLE TO

SHOW FOR HIS HARDSHIP.

ROBERT WISEMAN/KIDNEY CANCER PATIENT

RUNS:

3:48 One incision that's going 5 or 6 inches across here and two small incisions.

THE BEST NEWS OF ALL- HE IS CANCER FREE.

DR. PAUL BRETTON/UROLOGIST

RUNS:

8:37 We had checked if it had spread anywhere else and fortunately for him it was all

contained to his kidney.

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


NM: OFFICER LAPEL CAM SHOOTING-trxNATVOTOPS wipe V


POLICE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO HAVE RELEASED VIDEO OF A CONTROVERSIAL OFFICER SHOOTING LAST OCTOBER.

THE LAPEL CAMERA VIDEO SHOWS AN OFFICER SHOOTING THE SUSPECT AFTER THE MAN TRIED TO CARJACK DRIVERS AND SHOT HIS GUN FROM HIS CAR.

WHAT'S REVEALING ABOUT THE VIDEO IS POLICE FIRED SHOTS AFTER THE MAN TOSSED HIS HANDGUN AND BEGAN TO RUN FROM OFFICERS.

RYAN LUBY REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NM: OFFICER LAPEL CAM SHOOTING-PKG


JUST AS MOST OF US WERE WINDING DOWN ON A WEDNESDAY EVENING IN OCTOBER, OFFICERS WITH A-P-D WERE JUST GETTING STARTED.

"let me see your hands now!! Let me see your hands now, dude! Let me see 'em!" "let me see your hands! Let me see your hands, brother!! Let me see your hands!"

OFFICER BRIAN PITZER IS IN A FOOT CHASE, WITH JOAQUIN ORTEGA, WHO HAS A GUN. THE OFFICER OPENS FIRE.

"shots fired, shots fired"

INITIALLY, INTERIM CHIEF ALLEN BANKS DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW REPORTERS THIS VIDEO

"Am I going to show what? No I'm not."

IN FACT, HE WAS COMBATIVE ABOUT IT.

"I am now the chief of police for this department and I have ways. I 'm going to do things my way."

ALL HE'D SHOW US WAS *ONE, **STILL FRAME OF THAT VIDEO. BUT WE LEARNED ORTEGA NEVER POINTED THAT GUN AT OFFICERS. AGAIN, IN SLOW MOTION, ORTEGA LOBS IT BACK, OVER HIS HEAD. NOW THAT WE HAVE THE WHOLE VIDEO, WE KNOW ORTEGA INDEED HAD A GUN, BUT WE *ALSO KNOW HE WAS RUNNING *AWAY FROM OFFICERS WHEN THEY TRIED TO STOP HIM.

"Put your hands, bro. Put your hands up."

THE GUN, AND THE 9-1-1 CALLS LEADING UP TO THIS ORDEAL, IS WHY A-P-D SAYS ITS OFFICER WAS IN THE RIGHT TO WOUND A MAN WHO WAS TRYING TO EVADE THE LAW.

cop: "paramedics are coming."

Ortega: "no, oooo." Return to index of stories...


NM: OFFICER LAPEL CAM SHOOTING-ONCAM


RYAN LUBY REPORTING

IN ADDITION TO THIS VIDEO, A-P-D RELEASED A SERIES OF 9-1-1 CALLS.

THEY SHOW THAT THE SUSPECT WAS DRIVING ERRATICALLY, RUNNING PEOPLE OFF THE ROAD, FIRING A GUN, GOT INVOLVED IN A HIT-AND-RUN, AND TRIED TO CARJACK PEOPLE.

ALL OF THAT JUST MINUTES BEFORE POLICE SHOT HIM. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-ON CAM AT PLASMA


NBC2 ON TOP OF THE BIG STORIES OF THE DAY.

JOB CREATION AND TAX CUTS.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TALKING ABOUT FLORIDA - AND HIS PLANS FOR OUR STATE IN TODAY'S STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH.

THE HIGHLIGHTS, NEXT AT NOON.

WE MUST BE THE LUCKIEST STATE IN THE COUNTRY WHEN IT COMES TO WEATHER.

AS THE NORTH SHOVELS OUT OF ANOTHER DEEP FREEZE.

WE'RE SEEING NOTHING BUT SUNSHINE TODAY.

BUT KEEP THAT UMBRELLA HANDY.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHEN YOU'LL NEED IT. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-2-SHOT PLASMA


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...