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DIRECTOR PAGE FL SERIAL URINATOR-SOTVO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP STUCK IN DRAIN OVER $20-VO-WIPE
FL OCEAN CHARGES-SOT STUCK IN DRAIN OVER $20-SOTVO
FL OCEAN CHARGES-VOPLASMA, SS BATMAN BURGLAR-O-AniBX, VO
FL OCEAN CHARGES-PKG TEASE TWO-2SHOT
FL OCEAN CHARGES-OC TZ2 A) SENIORS DRINKING & DRIVING-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO GEORGE-trx OC TZ2 B) EPILEPSY TREATMENT-SOTVO
FL RECREATIONAL POT-TC MON ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
FL RECREATIONAL POT-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FL RECREATIONAL POT-TC MON SPECIAL OPEN-SOT
FL OBAMA VISIT-SOTVO EPILEPSY TREATMENT-2 SHOT
JOBS REPORT-trx VOTOPS EPILEPSY TREATMENT-TC MON
FL PLANE CRASH-VO EPILEPSY TREATMENT-BNR-PKG
CAPITOL CRASH-trx VOTOPS EPILEPSY TREATMENT-TC MON
PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 5-VO-WIPE SENIORS DRINKING & DRIVING-VO
PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 5-SOTVO SPRING FORWARD-VO
FL MANATEES-VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
KINDERGARTNERS LEAVE SCHOOL-SOTVO TZ3 A) BITCOIN LOCAL BIZ-VO
SCHOOL BUS RESCUE-O-AniBX, VO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
MA UPSKIRT PICS BANNED-VO A)
OLD ART FOUND IN CLOSET-VO MAGIC UNDER MANGROVES-OC, SS (3)
TEASE ONE-2SHOT MAGIC UNDER MANGROVES-BNR-PKG
TZ1 A) FL SERIAL URINATOR-VO-WIPE BITCOIN LOCAL BUSINESS-VOPLASMA
TZ1 B) MAGIC UNDER MANGROVES-VOTOPS BITCOIN LOCAL BUSINESS-BNR-PKG
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT
FL SERIAL URINATOR-VO-WIPE  


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FL OCEAN CHARGES-SOT


"She actually told them to close their eyes and go to sleep and she was taking them to a better place. She definitely tried to kill her children from everything we have seen." Return to index of stories...


FL OCEAN CHARGES-VOPLASMA, SS


THE MOTHER WHO DROVE INTO THE OCEAN THIS WEEK IN DAYTONA BEACH -- WITH HER YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE CAR -- IS FACING ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES.

THE SHERIFF SAYS THE 31-YEAR OLD *DELIBERATELY TRIED TO KILL THEM --

AND THEN, TRIED TO STOP THE RESCUE EFFORT. Return to index of stories...


FL OCEAN CHARGES-PKG


THE WOMAN WHO DROVE HER MINIVAN INTO ROUGH SURF AT DAYTONA BEACH TUESDAY DENIED TRYING TO HARM HER THREE CHILDREN.

BUT VOLUSIA COUNTY'S SHERIFF SAYS WITNESSES --

AND EVEN THE CHILDREN SAY OTHERWISE.

"We had witnesses who tried to get the children out of the car which she tried to keep them from rescuing the children"

THE SHERIFF ALSO SAYS THE VAN'S WINDOWS WERE UP AND THE DOORS LOCKED --WHICH IS WHY 31-YEAR EBONY WILKERSON OF SOUTH CAROLINA NOW FACES CRIMINAL CHARGES.

"Ms. Wilkerson has been arrested on three counts of attempted first degree murder and three counts of aggravated child abuse"

IN CHARGING HER -- INVESTIGATORS ALSO RELIED ON WHAT SEVERAL OF THE BYSTANDERS WHO RUSHED TO RESCUE THE CHILDREN.HAD TO SAY.

"We heard the kids say 'Please help me.our Mom's trying to kill us'"

TURNS OUT -- POLICE IN THAT AREA HAD STOPPED WILKERSON TWO HOURS EARLIER FOLLOWING A 9-1-1 CALL FROM HER SISTER.

"Dispatcher: so are you wanting to see if like you can get her Baker-acted?

Caller: um, if necessary. yeah, if it's necessary"

FLORIDA'S BAKER ACT ALLOWS SOMEONE TO BE INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED FOR POSSIBLE MENTAL ILLNESS --

OR IF THEY'RE DEEMED A HARM TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS.

BUT THE SHERIFF SAYS THAT WASN'T THE CASE WITH WILKERSON.

"She showed nothing there was no display that she was a danger to herself or anyone else at that time."

WILKERSON -- WHO'S PREGNANT -- HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE COUNTY JAIL. AFTER SPENDING TIME AT A LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC. Return to index of stories...


FL OCEAN CHARGES-OC


SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE RECORDS SHOW EBONY WILKERSON HAD PREVIOUSLY CONTACTED AUTHORITIES -- ASKING FOR PROTECTION FROM HER HUSBAND -- WHO SHE SAID WAS ABUSIVE.

IN ONE CALL --

SHE ASKED FOR A POLICE ESCORT TO THE STATE LINE --

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TOSS TO GEORGE-trx OC


THERE'S A NEW PUSH TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA.

A FLORIDA SENATOR FILED A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR THE **RECREATIONAL USE OF POT.

TONIGHT -- NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS UNCOVERS WHY SOME FEAR THE BILL -- ESPECIALLY AS VOTERS GET READY TO CAST BALLOTS ON **MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


FL RECREATIONAL POT-TC MON


MIAMI SENATOR DWIGHT BULLARD IS BEHIND THIS CONTROVERSIAL BILL.

IF PASSED -- IT WOULD ALLOW ADULTS 21 AND OLDER TO HAVE UP TO 2-POINT-5 OUNCES OF POT AND GROW UP TO SIX PLANTS. Return to index of stories...


FL RECREATIONAL POT-BNR-PKG


RUSH RIBAROVIC IS A PROUD PROPONENT.

41:23 "It's not the devils grass, I smoke pot I'm buying groceries at Publix I don't think I'm a bad."

HE LIKE MANY OTHERS ARE IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.

40:26 "I've never heard of anybody smoking a joint and beating their wife afterwards, know what I mean?"

AND HE'S NOT ALONE.

WE EVEN FOUND SOME SEASONAL RESIDENTS WHO JUSTIFY A RECREATIONAL HIGH.

35:18 "There are too many people in jail because they had a little bit of weed in their pocket." Mary Sparks, Chicago

IF FLORIDA SENATOR DWIGHT BULLARD HAS HIS WAY-

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA COULD BE LEGAL BY JULY OF NEXT YEAR.

BULLARD BILL'S WOULD ALLOW FOR POSSESSION OF 2 POINT FIVE OUNCES OF POT AND THE CULTIVATION OF UP TO SIX PLANTS FOR ADULTS 21 AND OLDER.

30:43 "No matter how people try to sell it to older people it's going to get into the hands of kids." Deborah Comella, Lee Co. Coalition for a Drug-Free SWFL.

ALSO ALARMING FOR ANTI-DRUG ADVOCATES WHO SAY MARIJUANA USE FOR TEENS IN LEE COUNTY IS ALREADY HIGHER THAN THE STATE AVERAGE.

33:34 I''m concerned that all of these things are making kids think that its safe, and it isn't safe." Comella

EVEN WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA'S FATE ALREADY IN THE HANDS OF VOTERS IN NOVEMBER.

CAPE CORAL'S P-D'S STANCE ON RECREATIONAL POT IS CLEAR.

"The agency would not support any legalization for any recreational purposes." Det. SGT. Dana Coston, CCPD

CAPE POLICE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ALSO AREN'T SOLD ON THE NOTION THAT THE LEGALIZATION OF POT WOULD CHANGE CRIME

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FL RECREATIONAL POT-TC MON


WE REACHED OUT SENATOR BULLARD FOR COMMENT.

WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

HIS BILL ALSO CALLS FOR REGULATION TO OVERSEE THE SALE AND TAXATION OF MARIJUANA.

SOME FEAR THE BILL COULD UNDERCUT THE PUSH TO MAKE MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGAL.

BUT EXPERTS SAY IT HAS LITTLE TO NO CHANCE OF PASSING IN THE REPUBLICAN-DOMINATED LEGISLATURE

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FL OBAMA VISIT-SOTVO


PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FIRST LADY MICHELLE STOPPED BY A MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL THIS AFTERNOON TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION.

President Obama

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"Michelle and I, we are only here today because of the kind of education we got. That was our ticket to success

THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE CROWD TOO MANY STUDENTS LOSE OUT ON MILLIONS OF DOLLARS BY NOT APPLYING FOR COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID.

STARTING THIS FALL --

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WILL WORK WITH STATES TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS WHO HAVEN'T FILED

THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY ARE EXPECTED TO SPEND THE WEEKEND IN SOUTH FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


JOBS REPORT-trx VOTOPS


THE JOB MARKET GOT A BOOST IN FEBRUARY.

THE U-S ADDED 175-THOUSAND JOBS -- COMPARED TO 129-THOUSAND IN FEBRUARY.

THE BIGGEST JUMP CAME FROM PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICE INDUSTRIES -- LIKE ACCOUNTING AND TECHNOLOGY.

THE UNEMPLOYEMENT RATE ALSO ROSE SLIGHTLY TO 6-POINT-7 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


FL PLANE CRASH-VO


A SMALL PLANE CRASHED INTO A LAKE NEAR MIAMI THIS AFTERNOON.

YOU CAN SEE -- THE TAIL AND WING STICKING OUT OF THE WATER.

SEVERAL NEARBY HOMEOWNERS RUSHED TO THE LAKE'S EDGE -- AS FIRE AND RESCUE CREWS ARRIVED.

THE PILOT WAS NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


CAPITOL CRASH-trx VOTOPS


A LOT OF COMMOTION NEAR THE U-S CAPITOL TODAY AFTER A BAD CAR CRASH.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER WAS SPEEDING WHEN HE LOST CONTROL EARLY THIS MORNING AND WENT AIRBORNE AND CRASHED INTO TREE.

THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 5-VO-WIPE


BOMBSHELL TESTIMONY IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL FROM HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND, TALKING ABOUT HIS LOVE OF GUNS, HIS TEMPER AND HIS CHEATING.

THE OLYMPIC TRACK STAR IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND ON VALENTINE'S DAY LAST YEAR

HE CLAIMS HE THOUGHT SHE WAS A BURGLAR.

TODAY -- AN EX-GIRLFRIEND TOOK THE STAND.

SHE CLAIMS PISTORIUS TOOK A GUN EVERYWHERE AND SLEPT WITH IT NEARBY. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 5-SOTVO


VOICE OF: SAMANTHA TAYLOR/EX-GIRLFRIEND OF OSCAR PISTORIUS

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"THERE WAS ONE OCCASSION WHERE SOMETHING HIT THE BATHROOM WINDOW AND OSCAR WOKE ME UP AND ASKED ME IF I HAD HEARD IT."

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"THERE WERE PROBABLY ONE OR TWO OCCASSIONS WHERE HE WOKE UP."

SHE CRIED SEVERAL TIMES DURING HER TESTIMONY. SHE TOLD THE COURT PISTORIUS WAS CHEATING ON HER WITH THE VICTIM.

TESTIFMONY NEXT WEEKS IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY GRAPHIC ABOUT REEVA STEENKAMP'S FINAL MOMENTS AND FORENSICS EVIDENCE IN THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


FL MANATEES-VO


TWO FLORIDA MEN WHO TRIED TO JUMP ON A PAIR OF MANATEES -- PLEADED GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES.

IT HAPPENED 2 YEARS AGO NEAR CAPE CANAVERAL.

INVESTIGATORS FOUND OUT ABOUT IT --

AFTER THE MEN POSTED THE VIDEO TO FACEBOOK.

THEY EACH FACE A YEAR IN PRISON AND A 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE. Return to index of stories...


KINDERGARTNERS LEAVE SCHOOL-SOTVO


THE PARENTS OF TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE OUTRAGED TONIGHT -- AFTER THE KINDERGARTNERS WALKED OUT OF THE BUILDING -- UNNOTICED.

Keri Lafleur/Mother

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"The school and myself we were searching lockers everywhere and didn't know if they were out of the school or off the property."

OFFICIALS SAY THE GIRLS DISAPPEARED JUST BEFORE THE END OF SCHOOL.

A FAMILY FRIEND FOUND THEM A FEW BLOCKS AWAY -- AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR.

NEITHER GIRL HAD ON A COAT.

BOTH PARENTS SAY THE SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE AN ALERT SYSTEM AND KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON ALL THE EXITS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BUS RESCUE-O-AniBX, VO


A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER IS BEING CALLED A HERO FOR SAVING FOUR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS FROM A BURNING BUS.

MINNESOTA POLICE SAY THE DRIVER SMELLED SMOKE, PULLED OVER AND IMMEDIATELY, GOT THE STUDENTS OFF THE BUS -- TWO OF THEM IN WHEELCHAIRS.

WITHIN MINUTES -- THE BUS WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A FAULTY HEATER IS TO BLAME. Return to index of stories...


MA UPSKIRT PICS BANNED-VO


IT'S SAFE TO WEAR A SKIRT AGAIN IN MASSACHUSETTS.

THE GOVERNOR SIGNED A LAW TODAY -- BANNING "UPSKIRTING" PHOTOS AND VIDEOS.

LAWMAKERS SCRAMBLED TO PASS THE BILL -- AFTER THE STATE SUPREME COURT DROPPED A CASE AGAINST A MAN ACCUSED OF TAKING PICTURES UP WOMEN'S SKIRTS.

THE COURT RULED HE WASN'T BREAKING THE LAW -- BECAUSE THE WOMEN WERE DRESSED. Return to index of stories...


OLD ART FOUND IN CLOSET-VO


YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND TUCKED AWAY IN A CLOSET.

WORKERS RENOVATING A HOTEL IN SAINT LOUIS DISCOVERED A PRICELESS PIECE OF THE CITY'S HISTORY.

THE MURAL DEPICTS THE SAINT LOUIS RIVERFRONT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.

HOTEL WORKERS ARE NOW ON THE LOOKOUT FOR OTHER TREASURES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SAY IT'S A FIRST.

TONIGHT, POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A SERIAL URINATOR.

YES -- THAT'S REALLY HAPPENING.

WE'LL TELL YOU POLICE SAY HE'S TARGETING.

PLUS --

THE MAGIC UNDER THE MANGROVES LAST NIGHT RAISED THE MOST MONEY **EVER FOR THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC 2 SHOW YOU WHERE IT WILL GO. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FL SERIAL URINATOR-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) MAGIC UNDER MANGROVES-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FL SERIAL URINATOR-VO-WIPE


POLICE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SAY THEY'RE ON THE HUNT FOR A SERIAL. URINATOR.

OFFICERS SAY FOR THE PAST MONTH -- A GUY HAS BEEN WALKING AROUND THE GAINESVILLE CAMPUS RELIEVING HIMSELF ON WOMEN. Return to index of stories...


FL SERIAL URINATOR-SOTVO


Ben Tobias/Gainesville Police Department

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"In one of the reports, the female victim felt him bump into her before he began urinating. There's no easy way to say that straight faced either."

POLICE ARE WARNING STUDENTS TO BE AWARE OF WHO'S AROUND THEM. Return to index of stories...


STUCK IN DRAIN OVER $20-VO-WIPE


WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED A 20-DOLLAR BILL DOWN A STORM DRAIN?

WELL, A MAN DECIDED TO FOLLOW IT AND GOT STUCK IN AN UNDERGROUND SEWER.

TWO DAYS LATER -- A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HEARD SCREAMS COMING FROM A MANHOLE.

POLICE SAY THE MAN WAS ABOUT 15 FEET UNDERGROUND IN A DARK WET PIPE.

HE WAS SEVERELY DEHYDRATED.

DESPITE HIS EFFORT --

HE NEVER FOUND HIS 20-DOLLAR BILL. Return to index of stories...


STUCK IN DRAIN OVER $20-SOTVO


Alicia Redding/Lawton Police Officer-in-Training

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"He did not remember what day it was. He wasn't sure how long he had been down there. He was pretty dehydrated and not really sure the time the date,"

POLICE SAY THE MAN WAS ABOUT 15 FEET UNDERGROUND IN A DARK WET PIPE.

DESPITE HIS EFFORT --

HE NEVER FOUND HIS 20-DOLLAR BILL. Return to index of stories...


BATMAN BURGLAR-O-AniBX, VO


HE'S A THIEF WITH AN APPARENT LOVE FOR SUPER HEROES.

POLICE SAY THE MAN BROKE INTO A SECOND-HAND STORE IN AUSTRAILIA -- WEARING NOTHING BUT A G-STRING.

THEN, MINUTES LATER --

YOU SEE HIM WALK OUT IN A BATMAN COSTUME.

POLICE SAY HE MADE THE OUTFIT FROM ITEMS HE STOLE -- A MASK, CAPE, BATMAN DOLL AND A "BRIDE TO BE" SASH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


BABY BOOMERS -- LISTEN UP.

BEFORE YOU HAVE THAT WINE WITH DINNER -- YOU NEED TO SEE THIS.

WHY FLORIDA RESEARCHERS SAY JUST ONE GLASS MAY MAKE YOU A DANGEROUS DRIVER.

PLUS --

If I had known that it was possible for him to pass away I would have had a monitor on his bed and we would have slept with the doors open.

A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS -- AFTER HER SON IS FOUND DEAD IN BED -- FOR NO APPARENT REASON.

TONIGHT -- NBC 2'S DAVE ELIAS INVESTIGATES A SILENT KILLER THAT CLAIMS THOUSANDS OF LIVES EACH YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) SENIORS DRINKING & DRIVING-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) EPILEPSY TREATMENT-SOTVO


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ROBERT WX OPEN-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 GREAT WEEKEND

After a stormy Thursday, Friday turned out to be a much better day, with some sunshine and highs in the 70s. This evening will feature just a few clouds around with temps quickly falling into the 50s. It will be chilly overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

The weekend is still expected to be a great one. We'll see wall-to-wall sunshine Saturday, with highs climbing into the upper 70s. It will be cool again Saturday Night, with lows in the mid 50s.

Sunday is also looking great. Again, expect plenty of sun and warmer highs in the low 80s.

The nice weather will march on into next week. We'll see a few more clouds on Monday, with highs climbing into the mid low 80s. Tuesday will also feature partly cloudy skies, with highs in the mid 80s.

Our next storm system is still on track to arrive midweek. This system will bring cloud cover and a good chance of scattered showers for Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Slightly cooler air will arrive late in the week, with temps back down into the 70s. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL OPEN-SOT


Sherry Meade/Mom / 02:47:17 We weren't sure what was wrong? 02:47:18

Dr. Phillips / 58:07 A lot of doctors may not be aware of it. 58:09

Sherry Meade / 02:45;22 I didn't know if he had been dabbling in drugs or anything like that. 02:45:24

Dr. Phillips / 01:01:39 It can affect people of any age but the highest age at risk is young adults. 01:01;43

Sherry Meade / 02:49:41 No one had ever told us that he could possibly die. 02:49:45 Return to index of stories...


EPILEPSY TREATMENT-2 SHOT


YOUNG ADULTS -- FOUND DEAD FOR NO APPARENT REASON.

THE CAUSE -- SUDEP. SHORT FOR SUDDEN UNEXPLAINED DEATH IN EPILEPSY.

AS NBC2'S DAVE ELIAS EXPLAINS --

IT'S SO SERIOUS, GALISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IS OPENING A NEW EPILEPSY MONITORING UNIT TO TREAT IT. Return to index of stories...


EPILEPSY TREATMENT-TC MON


SUDEP IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF DEATH IN EPILEPSY.

BUT MANY FAMILIES WE TALKED TO WHO HAVE KIDS WITH EPILEPSY HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF IT. Return to index of stories...


EPILEPSY TREATMENT-BNR-PKG


sherry / 02:53:55 Everyone loved him.

A YOUNG MAN JUST STARTING HIS LIFE.

sherry / 02:45:27 Michael's always been a perfectly healthy child. 02:45;30

UNTIL ONE DAY, WHEN HE BEGAN SHAKING VIOLENTLY.

sherry / 02:45:22 I didn't know if he had been dabbling in drugs or anything. 02:45:25

HIS MOTHER IMMEDIATELY SCHEDULED A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT.

sherry / 02:45:52 They saw that he had abnormal brain waves in his brain and that caused him to have seizures. 02:45:58

MICHAEL WAS DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY.

FOR A YEAR SHERRY TOOK CARE OF MICHAEL WHEN HE HAD SEIZURES.

sherry / 02:47:51 I said Michael have you ever been scared? And he said NO Mom! He said I never know I have them. You have to tell me about it when it's over. 02:47:59

UNTIL ONE NIGHT

sherry / 02:48:32 I hugged his neck and I kissed him and I said I love you son! 02:48:35

THE TWO MADE PLANS

sherry / 02:48:35 I said let's sleep in tomorrow.

THAT WOULD NEVER BE.

sherry / 02:48:53 I went in to wake him up like I do every other day and he was clearly gone. 02:48:59

WHAT HAD CLAIMED THE LIFE OF HER SONE WAS SOMETHING SHE'D NEVER HEARD OF.

sherry / 02:50:57 When I spoke directly with the coroner he told me that it was certainly attributed to SUDEP Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. 02:51:06

sherry / 02:51:19 Most coroners don't put SUDEP on the death certificate. It is very, very difficult for them to quantify the numbers of deaths in the U.S. Every year due to SUDEP. 02:51:33

RESEARCH ESTIMATES THAT OF THE 2.2 MILLION WITH EPILEPSY ABOUT 3-THOUSAND PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR FROM SUDEP.

sherry / 02:49:41 No one had ever told us that he could possibly die. 02:49:45

dr. Philipps / 56:41 Some doctors may not have increased awareness of SUDEP themselves. Some doctors not want to discuss it because we really don't know how to prevent it that well. 56:48

BUT DOCTORS AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ARE WORKING TO CHANGE THAT.

dr. Philipps / 01:00:11 We have plans to develop an epilepsy monitoring unit so we can admit patients overnight to detect if they have seizures. 01:00:18

RIGHT NOW FAMILIES ARE REFERRED TO OTHER CITIES FOR TREATMENT.

dr. Philipps / 59:30 Also patients who tend to have more night time seizures are at a higher risk as well. 59;34

A RISK SHERRY MEADE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE OTHER FAMILIES TAKE.

sherry / 03:01:15 Whenever I had to make a decision of what to put on Michael's grave stone it was difficult until I remembered what a happy person Michael was. 03:01:24

A PERSON SHE SAYS, WOULD WANT TO EDUCATE OTHERS.

sherry / 03:01:24 There's a quote from E.E. Cummings, The saddest day of all is one without laughter. And Michael was full of laughter. 03:01:35 Return to index of stories...


EPILEPSY TREATMENT-TC MON


UNFORTUNATELY, DOCTORS TELL US NOTHING CAN PREVENT SUDEP.

BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO MINIMIZE THE RISK.

ONE INCLUDES PURCHASING MONITORS THAT CAN BE PLACED IN BEDS TO DETECT SEIZURES WHILE SOMEONE IS SLEEPING.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, DAVE ELIAS NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


SENIORS DRINKING & DRIVING-VO


FOR OLDER DRIVERS -- JUST ONE DRINK MAY IMPACT THEIR ABILITY TO DRIVE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA TESTED DRIVERS IN THEIR 20'S AND 30'S AND THOSE OVER 55.

FIRST -- THEY DROVE A SIMULATOR SOBER.

THEN -- AFTER DRINKING A LITTLE ALCOHOL.

RESEARCHERS SAY OLDER DRIVERS MADE MORE MISTAKES THAN YOUNGER DRIVERS.

BUT THEY STRESSED THIS DOES **NOT** MEAN YOUNG DRIVERS CAN DRINK AND DRIVE SAFELY. Return to index of stories...


SPRING FORWARD-VO


IT'S TIME TO SPRING FORWARD.

WHEN YOU GO TO BED SATURDAY -- DON'T FORGET TO RESET YOUR CLOCK AHEAD AN HOUR.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS SUNDAY.

UNFORTUNATELY -- WE'LL LOSE AN HOUR OF SLEEP.

BUT EXPERTS SAY YOU CAN HELP YOUR BODY ADJUST BY GOING TO BED A LITTLE EARLIER TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


THE MONEY OF THE FUTURE?

MORE PLACES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE USING THE DIGITAL CURRENCTY -- BITCOINS.

NBC SHOWS YOU HOW IT WORKS --

THE BENEFITS --

AND WHY SOME PEOPLE SAY IT'S RISKY. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) BITCOIN LOCAL BIZ-VO


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MAGIC UNDER MANGROVES-OC, SS (3)


A COMPLETE SUCCESS.

THAT'S WHAT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS CALLING LAST NIGHT'S MAGIC UNDER THE MAGROVES IN NAPLES.

I HAD THE HONOR OF SERVING AS THE EMCEE CELEBRATING TE CONSERVANCY;S 50TH ANNIVERSARY.

THE FUNDRAISER NETTED A WHOPPING IN 1-POINT-3 MILLION DOLLARS -- THE MOST MONEY EVER RAISED AT THE EVENT.

TONIGHT, NBC 2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS SHOWS US HOW ALL OF US WILL BENEFIT. Return to index of stories...


MAGIC UNDER MANGROVES-BNR-PKG


NAT

Pelicans in cage

IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS-

THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS TREATED MORE THAN 150 PELICANS-- HURT BY FISHING HOOK AND FISHING LINE.

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IT'S AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 400 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR.

AND OFFICIALS SAY FEEDING-AND TREATING THE BIRDS-ISN'T CHEAP.

Rob Moher

Conservancy of SWFL President

08:02-08:08

some pelicans might stay here for three months. So they have to be fed every day. They have to have medicine. They have to have staff time.

NOW-THAT TREATMENT IS POSSIBLE

THIS YEAR'S MAGIC UNDER THE MANGROVE EVENT RAISED 1.3 MILLION DOLLARS IN DONATIONS.

IT'S A RECORD FOR THE CONSERVANCY

AND THE EXTRA MONEY-HELPS WITH THE EXTRA COST.

Rob Moher

Conservancy of SWFL President

06:40-06:47

We get to use all of that money directly for our mission which is saving southwest florida's land, water and wildlife

BESIDES THE ANIMALS-

OFFICIALS SAY THE MONEY RAISED WILL GO TO STUDENTS-

AND "FUNDING THE FUTURE" WITH EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE CONSERVANCY.

David Webb

Director Of Education, Conservancy Of Southwest Florida

17:19-17:24

They have different ways to learn about nature here and also get out and interact and literally immerse in the water

Stand up

23:13-23:21

Christy Andrews

The money raised in the fundraiser trickles down to things like this filter marsh, where students are able to get a hands on experience with aquatic life.

David Webb

Director Of Education, Conservancy Of Southwest Florida

17:02-17:09

They're collecting fish and invertebrates. Then they get to bring them into the lab and study them under electronic microscopes.

Elina Valdes

7th Grader, East Naples Middle School

21:02-21:07

We're looking at the water and stuff and how it affects the environment of animals.

ELINA VALDES 7TH GRADE CLASS IS ONE OF AROUND 15 THAT VISITS THE CONSERVANCY EACH WEEK.

Elina Valdes

7th Grader, East Naples Middle School

21:26-21:32

You get to actually be out here and see the stuff they talk about and see it with your own eyes.

RIGHT NOW-AROUND 8-THOUSAND STUDENTS BENEFIT THROUGH THE CONSERVANCY'S PROGRAMS.

THEY HOPE TO INCREASE THAT NUMBER TO 10-THOUSAND BY NEXT YEAR.

David Webb

Director Of Education, Conservancy Of Southwest Florida

16:32-16:39

The objective of that is to create a future of conservationists. A generation of conservationists to help protect Southwest Florida's environment.

MEMBERS SAY THE MONEY DONATED-COULDN'T GO TO A BETTER PLACE.

Mary Tetzloff

Member

12:14-13:17

I hope they keep raising more and more money because it 's a great cause.

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BITCOIN LOCAL BUSINESS-VOPLASMA


IT'S DIGITAL CURRENCY THAT CAN BE USED ALL AROUND THE WORLD AND IT'S BECOMING MORE AND MORE POPULAR HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A BITCOIN.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF IT?

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BITCOIN LOCAL BUSINESS-BNR-PKG


in a smartphone world,

it's a way to purchase goods in an instant.

sot rob johnson, the butterfly estates owner

"bitcoin allows you to be your own banker."

bitcoin is digital currently that you can use anywhere to buy real stuff.

no financial establishments,

no federal reserve to back you up if it fails.

sot rob

right now, we really don't know how much the government is printing in

money very single day. they can print as much money as they want. and

you and i have no idea what that amount is."

with bitcoin- only 21 million will ever be made.

its a concept thats starting to gain traction.

sot sandy toney, fort myers resident

i know its online, but i dont know much else about it, i didnt know it

was in fort myers."

rob johnson uses it at the butterfly estates and zcrepes cafe.

hes one of about a dozen southwest florida businesses that accept

bitcoin as payment.

sot rob

"using it at my restaurant for instance is a great benefit for me,

because im a business owner but i dont have to pay some of teh

surcharges that you have to pay with credit cards."

sot joelle su

so if i wanted to pay for a crepe with bitcoin all i have to do is

open up the app on my phone, then i press this, you senter the US

dollar amount and it automatically converts it into bitcoin money,

then you open up the qr code, you scan it, and your bill is paid."

sot Nick Chlumsky, Wells Fargo Financial Advisor

the problem is that you look at what the price of bitcoin has done

since it was first introduced and it has been very volatile."

right now one bitcoin is worth about 630 US dollars.

one year ago it was as low as 50 US dollars.

thats not the only issue.

sot Nick Chlumsky, Wells Fargo Financial Advisor

theres a lot of implications for not only how you track the currency

and how local governments and municipalities can collect taxes on the

expenditures that are being made with bitcoin."

so how do you get them?

you can buy the bitcoins online,

or you can use specialized computers and software to 'mine' for it.

the mining involves the computer solving puzzles to earn currency that

already exists from collected transaction fees and newly minted

bitcoins.

sot rob

i really believe this is the money of the future."

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SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


ANIMAL CRUELTY --

A MAN WHO ADOPTED HIS DOG FROM THE HOMELESS ANIMAL SHELTER IS ACCUSED OF KILLING IT --IN A BRUTAL WAY. ALL BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE DOG LOOKED AT HIM!

AND THE CONTROVERSY OVER GOOGLE GLASS.

COULD YOU BREAK THE LAW JUST BY WEARING THE NEW HI-TECH GADGET?

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