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DIRECTOR'S PAGE BREAK FOUR
HEADLINES---- SHOW OPEN-CLIP
A) WAFFLE HOUSE-VO IN PLASMA MARATHON SECURITY-VO IN PLASMA
B) MESAC RULING-VO IN PLASMA MARATHON SECURITY-PKG
C) BULLOCK PLEA-SS TOPS TOSS TO CHARLIE-OC VO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP BOAT LIFT-PKG
TOSS TO LUCAS-SS VO OBAMA UKRAINE POLL-CG
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM LIVE FUKISHIMA RADIATION-VO
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO GM RECALL-VO WIPE
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-SOT GM RECALL-SOT VO
WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM LIVE SMART PHONE HOME-ONCAM
MESAC RULING-VO SMART PHONE HOME-PKG
TOSS TO RICK-OC SS BOXES HIGH DRIVING-VO WIPE
BULLOCK PLEA-REM LIVE HIGH DRIVING-SOT VO
BULLOCK PLEA-PKG SBARRO BANKRUPTCY-VO
BULLOCK PLEA-REM LIVE TX TEENS MURDER-VO SS
WEAPON AT SCHOOL-SS FINGER ATTACK-3SS
ACCUSED FM SHOOTERS IN COURT-OC SS VO HEALTH-CLIP
FM LAWSUIT-3 SS FLU FOODS-SS
PANTHER RELEASE TODAY-3 SS HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM
SNOWDEN LATEST-OC SOT OC HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
TEASE ONE------- TEASE FIVE-------
A) TEENS KILLING-2 SHOT SS A) PLANE VS SKYDIVERS-2 SHOT VO
C) WEATHER TEASE-STC B) LANZA DAD-VO TOPS
BREAK ONE C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS BREAK FIVE
TEENS KILLING-SS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
ENDORSEMENTS-VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
ENDORSEMENTS-SOT VO TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC
SUNCOAST DOGS-SS TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP
TEASE TWO------ LANZA DAD-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO
A) STAND YOUR GROUND-2 SHOT VO LANZA DAD-PKG
BREAK TWO STAGE COLLAPSE-OC NATS VO WIPE
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP STAGE COLLAPSE-SOT VO
FORECAST-WXWALL BAND OF BROTHERS DIES-VO
TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC BEE ATTACK-VO WIPE
TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP BEE ATTACK-SOT VO
STAND GROUND RALLY-PLASMA ICE RECORD-VO
STAND GROUND RALLY-PKG DINO ACID RAIN-ONCAM
PISTORIOUS ILL-VO WIPE ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
PISTORIOUS ILL-SOT VO A) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-NWSRM VO
TEASE THREE------ B) SPIRIT AIRLINES FREQENT FLYER-VOTOPS
A) PLANE UPDATE-TRX VO TOPS BREAK SIX
BREAK THREE PLANE VS SKYDIVER-TC VIDBOX
PLANE UPDATE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO PLANE VS SKYDIVER-PKG
PLANE UPDATE-PKG ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP
TEASE FOUR------- 5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT
A) FINGER ATTACK-2 SHOT SS END TIME-CREDITS
B) MARATHON SECURITY-VO TOPS  


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HEADLINES----


ITS HAPPENED AGAIN.

2 ARMED MEN ROB WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS INSIDE A WAFFLE HOUSE.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE IT'S THE SAME DUO, WHO RECENTLY TARGETED TWO OTHER RESTAURANTS.

TODAY - TWO EXPERTS EXPLAIN TO A JUDGE, THAT THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS SIX FAMILY MEMBERS IS UNFIT FOR TRIAL.

FIRST AT FOUR, WHAT'S NEXT IN THE CASE.

AND A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTY, ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A TEENAGED BOY WILL SEE NO JAIL TIME.

NBC2 UNCOVERS THE REASON FOR THIS SURPRISING DEVELOPMENT. Return to index of stories...


A) WAFFLE HOUSE-VO IN PLASMA


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B) MESAC RULING-VO IN PLASMA


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C) BULLOCK PLEA-SS TOPS


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO LUCAS-SS VO


FIRST AT FOUR.

THE SAME MEN WHO ROBBED TWO LEE COUNTY WAFFLE HOUSES HAVE HIT ANOTHER ONE, THIS TIME IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

INVESTIGATORS THERE SAY it's the SAME DUO THATS TARGETED CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES.

AND NOW THE MANHUNT IS STEPPING UP FOR THE ARMED MEN.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE FIRST AT FOUR UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM LIVE


JUST BEFORE FOUR A.M. EMPLOYEES TELL ME TWO ARMED MEN WEARING MASKS DRAGGED IN ONE OF THEIR COWORKERS WHO WAS TAKING A BREAK OUTSIDE AND STARTED BEATING HIM AND ANOTHER PERSON WITH THEIR GUNS FOR NO REASON. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-VO


INVESTIGATORS SAY WHAT HAPPENED AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE IN PUNTA GORDA THIS MORNING IS IDENTICAL TO THE LEE COUNTY ROBBERIES IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS - YOU CAN SEE HERE - CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES ARE FORCED TO THE GROUND AS THE SUSPECTS GET AWAY WITH CASH.

ALL THREE ROBBERIES HAPPENED ON A WEEKEND OR OVERNIGHT - LEE AND CHARLOTTE DETECTIVES ARE IN A MEETING RIGHT NOW WORKING TO IDENTIFY THESE MEN. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-SOT


:08 Captain Les Partington, CCSO "They hit people even though they were complying and took cash and money from the register. there's definitely a crime scene going on that can be addressed. Return to index of stories...


WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM LIVE


BOTH MEN WERE WEARING MASKS AND CAMO AT THE TIME OF THE ROBBERY - EMPLOYEES TELL US THEY'RE BEING TOLD NOT TO TALK TO THE PRESS ABOUT THESE INCIDENTS - INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER THERE ARE MORE THAN JUST TWO MEN INVOLVED.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. LIVE IN PG, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MESAC RULING-VO


FIRST AT FOUR.

DOCTORS SAY THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING SIX OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS IS INCOMPETENT TO PROCEED IN HIS MURDER TRIAL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MESAC DEMAS KILLED HIS FAMILY IN NORTH NAPLES IN 2009.

HE'S HAD OUTBURSTS IN COURT OVER THE YEARS.

THE JUDGE STILL HAS TO DECIDE WHETHER TO DECLARE HIM INCOMPETENT.

THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS THEY'LL DECIDE THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS APRIL SEVENTH. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-OC SS BOXES


A STUNNING DEVELOPMENT TODAY IN A CASE, NBC2 HAS BEEN FOLLOWING SINCE 2010.

A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTY ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A TEENAGE BOY WILL NOT SERVE JAIL TIME.

CHARLES BULLOCK PLEADED NO CONTEST IN COURT TODAY.

FIRST AT FOUR NBC2'S RICK RITTER IS UNCOVERING WHY THE JUDGE GRANTED HIM PROBATION INSTEAD OF TIME BEHIND BARS. Return to index of stories...


BULLOCK PLEA-REM LIVE


STATE SAYS THE BIGGEST REASON FOR A PLEA DEAL IS BECAUSE OF THE "CREDIBILITY" OF WITNESSES IN THIS CASE

-NOW THAT BULLOCK PLEADED NO CONTEST - HE'LL SERVE ONLY TWO YEARS PROBATION AND NO TIME BEHIND BARS Return to index of stories...


BULLOCK PLEA-PKG


ON MONDAY MORNING - FORMER COLLIER DEPUTY CHARLES BULLOCK STORMED OUT OF COURT, PAST REPORTERS AFTER ACCEPTING A PLEA DEAL.

BY PLEADING NO CONTEST TO TWO COUNTS OF CHILD ABUSE, BULLOCK KNOWS FOR CERTAIN HE WON'T SERVE ANY JAIL TIME.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWED CHARLES BULLOCK GOING INTO THE COASTLAND CENTER MALL BATHROOM IN 2010 - WHERE A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY SAID BULLOCK PERFORMED ORAL SEX ON HIM.

BULLOCK WAS LATER ARRESTED.

INVESTIGATORS SAID HE DID THIS DOZENS OF TIMES.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FIRED HIM AFTER HIS ARREST.

TOP NAPLES DEFENSE ATTORNEY JERRY BERRY SAYS THERE WERE "INCONSISTENCIES" FROM THE TEENAGER IN THIS CASE - SOMETHING HE CALLS A RED FLAG.

TAKE SOT

DURATION = 0:17

Jerry Berry/Naples defense attorney

"it isn't fair, it isn't fair to chuck bullock that he was arrested, it isn't fair to chuck bullock that he had to plead any charges. When you look at the facts carefully, i've been through the deposition of the alleged victim and there's a clear credibility issue with the allegations made by the young man." Return to index of stories...


BULLOCK PLEA-REM LIVE


ALSO, PART OF THE PLEA DEAL - BULLOCK ISN'T ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE ALLEGED VICTIM

-IF HE VIOLATES PROBATION, HE COULD FACE UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON.

-COMING UP AT SIX - WE'LL GO INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE PLEA DEAL AND HOW THE STATE SAYS THEY LOST CONTACT WITH THE ALLEGED VICTIM.

WE'RE LIVE IN CC, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


WEAPON AT SCHOOL-SS


BRAND NEW AT FOUR.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A 13 YEAR OLD BOY BROUGHT A KNIFE TO LEHIGH ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL.

LAST WEEK A BUS DRIVER SAYs the boy WAS PLAYING WITH A KNIFE AFTER GETTING OFF THE BUS.

THE DRIVER REPORTED IT.

KOCH WAS PULLED OUT OF CLASS, AND DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM AFTER FINDING A DRYWALL KNIFE IN HIS BACKPACK.

HE SAYS HE FORGOT HE HAD IT WITH HIM. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED FM SHOOTERS IN COURT-OC SS VO


A TEENAGER ACCUSED OF POINTING A MACHINE GUN ATA FORT MYERS POLICE OFFICER IS BEING HELD ON BOND.

POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT SATURDAY AT THE INTERSECTION OF BLOUNT AND HIGH STREET.

A SUSPECTED ACCOMPLICE 23 YEAR OLD RAUL CHAVARRIA IS ALSO FACING CHARGES.

POLICE SAY 18 YEAR OLD LUIS SANCHEZ GOT OUT OF A CAR WITH A MACHINE GUN.

HE TOOK OFF RUNNING WHEN POLICE SHOT TOWARD HIM.

BOTH MEN WERE EVENTUALLY FOUND AND ARRESTED.

NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


FM LAWSUIT-3 SS


THE FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF THE HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER IS SUING THE CITY OF FORT MYERS CLAIMING DISCRIMINATION.

ROSE RUNDLE CLAIMS WILLIAM MITCHELL fired her because shE'S WHITE.

THE LAWSUIT SEEKS 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND CLAIMS MITCHELL HAS A HISTORY OF GIVING SPECIAL TREATMENT TO black EMPLOYEES.

THE CITY FIRED RUNDLE LAST JUNE BASED ON ALLEGATIONS SHE BROKE CITY POLICY BY ALLOWING A SUBORDINATE TO LIVE WITH HER.

NBC2 HAS REACHED OUT TO THE FORT MYERS CITY ATTORNEY FOR COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER RELEASE TODAY-3 SS


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

AN ENDANGERED PANTHER, THAT WAS HIT BY A CAR IS BEING RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.

BACK IN MAY OF LAST YEAR BIOLOGISTS RESCUED THE INJURED PANTHER AND SHE UNDERWENT SURGERY.

SHE HAD A BROKEN LEG, FRACTURED RIBS, AND BRUISED LUNGS.

THE CAT IS BEING RELEASED IN RURAL HENDRY COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN LATEST-OC SOT OC


FIRST AT FOUR.

IN A RARE PUBLIC EVENT,E N-S-A LEAKER EDWARD SNOWDEN URGED A TECH CONFERENCE AUDIENCE TO HELP "FIX" THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S SURVEILLANCE OF ITS CITIZENS.

the nsa is a global mass surveillance that's setting fires in the future of the internet u guys are all the fireifghters and we need you to extinguish this

HE SPOKE V-I-A TELECONFERENCE FROM RUSSIA TO AN AUDIENCE OF THOUSANDS AT THE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST INTERACTIVE FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

THE EVENT MARKED THE FIRST TIME THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CONTRACTOR HAS DIRECTLY ADDRESSED PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE HE FLED THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-------


it's a STUNNING CASE, TWO PEOPLE ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL A COUPLE.

GET THIS, THE TWO SUSPECTS AREN'T EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE.

FIRST AT FOUR. THE CASE PUTTING FLORIDA BACK IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


A) TEENS KILLING-2 SHOT SS


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK ONE


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BIG BOARD-trxSAT-LIVE-TOPS


DISCOURAGING ECONOMIC NEWS FROM CHINA AND JAPAN STOKED INVESTORS' WORRIES ABOUT A GLOBAL SLOWDOWN, SENDING U.S. STOCKS LOWER TODAY.

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TEENS KILLING-SS


FIRST AT FOUR.

INVESTIGATORS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SAY A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND 15-YEAR-OLD BOY TRIED TO KILL THE GIRL'S PARENTS.

DEPUTIES IN OCALA SAY YAQUELIN DON AND PEDRO SOLIS LURED THE GIRL'S MOTHER INTO A GARAGE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SOLIS THE CUT THE MOTHER'S THROAT.

SOLIS WENT INTO A BEDROOM AND PUT THE KNIFE TO THE THROAT OF DON'S FATHER.

BOTH WERE ARRESTED.

THE WOMAN UNDERWENT SURGERY FOR HER INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


ENDORSEMENTS-VO WIPE


G-O-P CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFULS BOAST ABOUT THEIR LATEST ENDORSEMENTS IN THE RACE FOR DISTRICT 19.

TODAY, STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO ANNOUNCED TWO OTHER CONGRESSMEN

- MARIO DIAZ-BALART AND TOM ROONEY - ARE BACKING HER CANDIDACY.

THIS WEEKEND, FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK THREW HIS SUPPORT BEHIND SELF-DESCRIBED OUTSIDER CURT CLAWSON.

POLITICAL EXPERTS SAY ENDORSEMENTS DON'T BRING OUT VOTERS.

HOWEVER, THEY DO SOLIDIFY SUPPORT.

CAMPAIGN ADVISERS CALL THEM A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.

ENDORSEMENTS COULD HURT A CANDIDACY. Return to index of stories...


ENDORSEMENTS-SOT VO


0842 "Connie Mack's endorsement of Curt Clawson is a double edged sword. He endorsed Trey Radel. A lot of people have that current memory of what Trey did."

THE PRIMARY FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND. Return to index of stories...


SUNCOAST DOGS-SS


TOMORROW, EIGHT OF 21 DOGS SEIZED RECENTLY IN AN ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION WILL GO UP FOR ADOPTION.

THEY'RE MINIATURE PINSCHER/ CHIHUAHUA MIXES.

THE ADOPTION PROCESS STARTS AT 11 AT THE SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY IN ENGLEWOOD.

INVESTIGATORS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY SAY THEY WERE LIVING IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS IN A HOME.

THEY WERE FOUND DURING A SUSPECTED DRUG RAID.

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

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


TEASE TWO------


UNDER FIRE AGAIN.

NEW PROTESTS OVER FLORIDA'S STAND YOUR GROUND LAWSUIT.

BUT ARE THESE NEW CALLS FALLING ON DEAF EARS?

FIRST AT FOUR A LOOK AT WHETHER LAWMAKERS ARE ACTUALLY LISTENING. Return to index of stories...


A) STAND YOUR GROUND-2 SHOT VO


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BREAK TWO


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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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.

"Warm and dry to start to the week"

It was a picture perfect weekend across Southwest Florida, with cool mornings and warmer afternoons. Our stretch of dry weather will continue for the next couple of days, before showers make a return to the area by Wednesday.

After a few patchy mid and high level clouds this morning, mostly sunny skies will dominate the forecast. Expect daytime highs to be warm again this afternoon. Away from the coast, expect thermometer readings in the lower half of the 80s, while beaches and coastal locations are a few degrees cooler due to the gulf breeze.

Temperatures will be even milder tonight, as they settle into the lower 60s area wide. We'll even see the potential for another round of patchy fog by dawn on Tuesday.

Our mainly dry weather pattern will hold in place through Tuesday. High pressure will keep our skies partly sunny with afternoon temperatures in the lower to middle 80s. Rain prospects will remain less than 10%. By mid week, we'll be tracking another system evolving in the Gulf of Mexico. This will throw more cloud cover across the region on Wednesday with scattered showers and a few storms. As the cold front passes by late Wednesday, cooler and drier weather will return in its wake. Daytime highs will return to the middle and upper 70s, with morning lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. This will set the stage for another delightful weekend with more sunshine and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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STAND GROUND RALLY-PLASMA


MORE PROTESTS TODAY AGAINST FLORIDA'S STAND YOUR GROUND LAW.

REVERAND AL SHARPTON HELPED LEAD THIS LATEST GROUP TO RALLY AGAINST THE STATE'S SELF DEFENSE LAW.

BUT ARE LAWMAKERS REALLY READY TO MAKE CHANGES?

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM BRINGS US AN UPDATE. Return to index of stories...


STAND GROUND RALLY-PKG


"Florida is a dangerous place for 17 year old.

LAUNCHING A MAJOR PUSH TO REPEAL STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

.DEMONSTRATORS STARTED AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN FLORIDA. LED BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON.

"Our children can be killed based on the imagination of someone. That is an unjust and wicked law"

THE RALLY COMES WEEKS AFTER A JURY IN JACKSONVILLE CONVICTED MICHAEL DUNN OF ATTEMPTED MURDER. BUT NOT OF ACTUALLY KILLING 17 YEAR OLD JORDAN DAVIS.

DAVIS WAS SHOT DEAD AFTER DUNN OPENED FIRE ON A CAR FULL OF TEENAGERS WHO, HE SAYS, THREATENED HIM FOLLOWING HIS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEIR LOUD MUSIC.

JORDAN DAVIS' MOTHER SPOKE AT THE RALLY, TOO.

"I'm here to accuse the state of Florida and 25 other states of creating legislation that is nothing more than permission to kill."

TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS WERE ALSO AT THE RALLY.

MARTIN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TWO YEARS AGO. A JURY ACQUITTED ZIMMERMAN AFTER HE SAID HE FEARED FOR HIS LIFE.

"Florida is failing our young men and women. Florida has to change this law now!

AT THE VERY LEAST, PROTESTERS ARE URGING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO AMEND THE LAW TO READ.THAT IF YOU'RE ATTACKED.BUT CAN SAFELY ESCAPE WITHOUT KILLING SOMEONE OR RISKING DEATH YOURSELF, YOU SHOULD.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIOUS ILL-VO WIPE


OSCAR PISTORIUS VOMITED REPEATEDLY IN COURT TODAY AS HE HEARD GRAPHIC DETAILS OF THE INJURIES SUSTAINED BY REEVA STEENKAMP.

THE PATHOLOGIST WHO PERFORMED STEENKAMP'S AUTOPSY WAS GIVING HIS TESTIMONY WHEN THESE STILLS OF PISTORIUS WERE TAKEN.

PISTORIUS IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF STEENKAMP, HIS GIRLFRIEND WHO HE SHOT TO DEATH LAST FEBRUARY. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIOUS ILL-SOT VO


the very graphic details pertaining to some of the injuries and wounds which may be described, have the potential to compromise the dignity of the deceased."

PISTORIUS ADMITS HE SHOT STEENKAMP, BUT SAYS HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER WHO HAD BROKEN INTO HIS HOME.

IF FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER, HE FACES A MINIMUM OF 25 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE------


A MYSTERY UNFOLDING RIGHT NOW - A PLANE WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ON BOARD VANISHES OVER THE OCEAN.

FIRST AT FOUR NBC2 TAKES YOU TO THE SEARCH SCENE AS FEARS OF TERROR, GROW WITH NEW FINDINGS. Return to index of stories...


A) PLANE UPDATE-TRX VO TOPS


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BREAK THREE


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PLANE UPDATE-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


MORE THAN TWO DAYS OF DESPERATE SEARCHING HAVE BROUGHT US NO CLOSER TO KNOWING WHAT HAPPENED TO MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 370.

THE FLIGHT -- WITH 239 ABOARD -- SEEMED TO VANISH INTO THIN AIR OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

DANIELLE LEIGH SHOWS US HOW AMERICANS ARE NOW GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


PLANE UPDATE-PKG


U-S HELICOPTERS AND NAVY WAR SHIPS ARE SCOURING THE SEA.

LOOKING FOR ANY SIGNS OF THE MALAYSIAN BOEING TRIPLE-7.

THAT LEFT KUALA LUMPUR SATURDAY FOR BEIJING AND DISAPPEARED ABOUT AN HOUR INTO THE FLIGHT.

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS MORE HELP IS ON THE WAY.

"Officials with the NTSB and FAA are in route to region to provide any necessary assistance."

U-S INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS NOW HAVE VIDEO OF TWO UNIDENTIFIED PASSENGERS.

WHO BOARDED THE PLANE USING STOLEN PASSPORTS.

"probably scouring their bio metric data bases had any known connections to terrorist organizations."

MEANWHILE, INVESTIGATORS ARE SPECULATING ABOUT THE PLANE'S DISAPPEARANCE.

"The fact that we don't have a distress call suggests that whatever happens to the crew happened very rapidly."

WAS THERE A MID-AIR EXPLOSION OR OTHER MECHANICAL PROBLEM?

AND WHY AREN'T SEARCH TEAMS PICKING UP THE PLANE'S EMERGENCY SIGNAL?

"It is very hard to find even wreckage - let alone floating material - in open ocean."

WITH SO LITTLE INFORMATION.

INVESTIGATORS ARE BAFFLED AND BROADENING THEIR SEARCH.

audio outcue: In Washington, Danielle Leigh, NBC News.

THIS PLANE IS A BOEING TRIPLE -7.

ITS FIRST FATAL CRASH WAS IN SAN FRANCISCO LAST YEAR.

AND IN THAT CASE INVESTIGATORS BLAMED PILOT ERROR.

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


TEASE FOUR-------


A WOMAN NEARLY LOSES A FINGER AT A MALL.

BUT THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT ANOTHER SHOPPER CHOMPED DOWN ON IT.

FIRST AT FOUR WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT CAUSED A SHOPPER'S BRAWL.

NEXT MONTH'S BOSTON MARATHON WILL BE WATCHED ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT THOSE THERE IN PERSON - WILL FACING BRAND NEW SECURITY.

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A) FINGER ATTACK-2 SHOT SS


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B) MARATHON SECURITY-VO TOPS


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BREAK FOUR


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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MARATHON SECURITY-VO IN PLASMA


MILLIONS WILL WATCH THIS YEAR'S BOSTON MARATHON - AND MOST WON'T CARE ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THE RACE - JUST THAT IT HAPPENS SAFELY AND SUCCESSFULLY.

NEW TODAY WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT BRAND NEW RULES FOR BOTH FANS AND RUNNERS IN BOSTON.

CHIRS PALLONE GIVES US A LOOK. Return to index of stories...


MARATHON SECURITY-PKG


SAYING THEY WANT THIS YEAR'S RACE TO HAVE THE SAME FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE AS IN YEARS PAST WHILE CREATING A SAFER EVENT, STATE AND LOCAL POLICE IN MASSACHUSETTS HAVE UNVEILED SWEEPING CHANGES IN BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY.

Sound Kurt Schwartz - Undersecretary Homeland Security, Director of NEMA :12-:24

"We are confident that the overall experience of the runners and spectators will not be impacted and all will enjoy a fun, festive, family orientated day."

ORGANIZERS EXPECT 36-THOUSAND RUNNERS-- NINE THOUSAND MORE THAN LAST YEAR-- AND UP TO A MILLION SPECTATORS ALONG THE 26 POINT TWO MILE ROUTE.

THEY WILL SEE MORE UNIFORMED POLICE OFFICERS. ABOUT 35-HUNDRED. MANY ACCOMPANIED BY BOMB SNIFFING DOGS.

THERE WILL BE MORE PLAIN CLOTHES OFFICERS. SECURITY CAMERAS. AND 400 NATIONAL GUARD M-Ps HELPING WITH TRAFFIC AND CROWD CONTROL.

Sound Kurt Stewart - Undersecretary Homeland Security, Director of NEMA:47-:54

"Our plan is layered and emphasizes preventing any type of criminal or hostile act at this year's marathon."

RUNNERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEAR BACKPACKS OR SHOULDER BAGS DURING THE APRIL 21ST RACE. AND ARE ASKED NOT TO WEAR EARBUDS.

SPECTATORS ARE DISCOURAGED FROM BRINGING WEAPONS. COOLERS. SUITCASES. GLASS CONTAINERS. AND BACKPACKS.

IT'S BELIEVED THE TWO BOMBS THAT EXPLODED LAST YEAR WERE HIDDEN IN BACKPACKS.

POLICE SUGGEST SPECTATORS CARRY PERSONAL ITEMS IN CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS TO MAKE SECURITY SCREENING EASIER.

Natural Sound

20-YEAR OLD JO-HAR TSARNAEV IS CHARGED WITH DETONATING THE BOMBS NEAR THE MARATHON FINISH LINE LAST YEAR AND KILLING A POLICE OFFICER WHILE FLEEING. HIS TRIAL IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER.

HIS BROTHER TAMERLAN WAS KILLED IN A SHOUTOUT WITH POLICE.

OFFICIALS SAY THERE HAVE BEEN NO SPECIFIC THREATS MADE AGAINST THIS YEAR'S MARATHON.

CHRIS POLLONE, NBC NEWS, BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-OC VO


DEVELOPING AT FOUR.

CREWS ARE PULLING A SUNKEN YACHT OUT OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.

IT'S THE SAME BOAT THAT CAUGHT FIRE ONE WEEK AGO.

BOTH PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO JUMP INTO THE WATER TO SAFETY OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN JOINS US RIGHT NOW WITH THE MASSIVE OPERATION NOW UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


BOAT LIFT-PKG


08:41:31 what an incredible sight. These crews are pulling a boat off

the bottom of the gulf of Mexico. You can see now that it's above

water how badly burned it was. Last Monday this is the boat which

caught fire and ended up sinking. 08:41:43

BEFORE IT GOT TO THIS POINT- CREWS SPENT THE MORNING PREPARING THE

SITE- PUTTING UP AN OIL BOOM AND DIVING 25 FEET DOWN TO THE BOAT.

THEN THE CRANE DID THE HEAVY LIFTING. HOISTING THE BOAT OUT OF THE WATER.

A SMALL CROWD WATCHED TO SEE THE CHARRED REMAINS COME TO THE SURFACE.

SOT

Capt. Phil Pica, Fish Tale Marina

8:49:40 a little worse than I thought it would be. It was burned all

the way down to the water line as you can see, there's not much left

of the boat. 8:49:45

LOOKLIVE

8:42:38 with the boat back above water the investigation is now just

being started. State officers will take a look at this boat and try to

determine exactly what caused last weeks fire. Off Sanibel island ck

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OBAMA UKRAINE POLL-CG


FIRST AT FOUR.

A NEW POLL FINDS 48-PERCENT OF PEOPLE APPROVE OF HOW PRESIDENT OBAMA IS HANDLING THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE.

THE C-N-N SURVEY ALSO FOUND 59 PERCENT SUPPORT ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA.

THE PRESIDENT'S OVERALL APPROVAL RATING IS NOW LOWER AT 43 PERCENT.

A MONTH AGO, HIS APPROVAL RATING WAS BETWEEN 45 AND 50 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


FUKISHIMA RADIATION-VO


FIRST AT FOUR.

VERY LOW LEVELS OF RADIATION FROM THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER LIKELY WILL REACH OCEAN WATERS ALONG THE U.S. WEST COAST NEXT MONTH.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO A BRAND NEW REPORT FROM U-S-A TODAY.

SCIENTISTS PREDICT THAT THE RADIATION WILL BE AT EXTREMELY LOW LEVELS THAT WON'T HARM HUMANS OR THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE NEWS COMES THREE YEARS AFTER THE DEVASTATING JAPAN TSUNAMI AND RESULTING NUCLEAR ACCIDENT. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL-VO WIPE


THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CONTROVERSY OVER A MASSIVE RECALL BY GENERAL MOTORS.

A LEADING GOVERNMENT AGENCY - NOW FACES QUESTIONS OVER WHY IT *DECLINED* TO INVESTIGATE CONSUMER COMPLAINTS, SOONER.

AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE HAVE DIED OVER THE LAST DECADE IN CRASHES INVOLVING G-M CARS, THAT WERE ONLY RECALLED LAST MONTH.

A NEW YORK TIMES INVESTIGATION FOUND MORE THAN 260 COMPLAINTS OVER THE LAST 11 YEARS, ABOUT G-M CARS WITH IGNITION PROBLEMS. Return to index of stories...


GM RECALL-SOT VO


Federal Regulators a decade ago could have thoroughly investigated this. They didn't do it- they asked General Motors for a little information but not much.

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS IT *DID TAKE STEPS TO REVIEW THE ACCIDENTS AT THE TIME.

THE RECALL AFFECTS SIX DIFFERENT MODELS, INCLUDING THE CHEVY COBALT, SATURN ION AND PONTIAC SOLSTICE -- MOST OF WHICH WERE MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 2003 AND 2007. Return to index of stories...


SMART PHONE HOME-ONCAM


THE FUTURE BECOMES REALITY.

SMART PHONE CONTROLLED HOMES ARE NOW POPPING UP.

EVERYTHING FROM THE LIGHTS TO KITCHEN APPLIANCES ARE VOICE-ACTIVATED AND FULLY AUTOMATED.

LAURIE SEGALL GIVES US A look INSIDE ONE HOME STOCKED WITH TECHNOLOGY. Return to index of stories...


SMART PHONE HOME-PKG


WELCOME. TO THE HOME. OF THE FUTURE…

CELL PHONE. LIGHTS. ACTION -- FROM THE MOMENT YOU STEP OUT OF BED

Fly me to the moon

IN THIS HOUSE - EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED BY SMARTPHONE.

IT'S OWNED BY TECH ENTREPRENEUR MATT MULLENWEG, AN INVESTOR IN 'SMARTTHINGS,' THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE TECHNOLOGY.

Your home is smart - what can it do? How does it know you're awake?

It can sense it via motion or you can tell it good morning this case, one of the developers in the open community integrated a jawbone up - which is wearable and tracking your sleep patterns. I'll say good morning by hitting the button on the Jawbone "Up" then you can see the house kind of senses it, the lights are coming on in the background and now let's take a walk to the kitchen like I would when I wake up.

WALK INTO THE KITCHEN…

Good morning, Matt, Smartthings has started brewing the coffee for you.

And the coffee is actually brewing behind me.

TOUGH WORK COMMUTE? YOUR KITCHEN LAMP WILL TELL YOU.

GREEN MEANS NO TRAFFIC.

It senses that we're in the kitchen and we just woke up. In our platform, a developer's written an app where you put in your commute pattern and it checks the traffic and it will tell this lamp to change colors based on the timing of your commute.

YOUR HOME WILL TELL YOU THE FORECAST. BEFORE YOU STEP OUTSIDE.

JUST OPEN THE DOOR.

If I open the door it will play the weather report for the day over the kitchen speakers.

The current temperature is 53 degrees. Today's forecast is overcast with a chance of rain.

SMARTTHINGS MAKES USE OF A HUB THAT'S KIND OF LIKE A ROUTER. ONCE YOU'VE INSTALLED IT, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD DIFFERENT APPS ON THE SMARTTHINGS PLATFORM TO CONTROL DIFFERENT DEVICES.

Your home becomes programmable. In the same way you can put apps on your phone, you can install an app - what kind of coffee do you want to have brewed in the morning?

IT SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF SCIENCE FICTION.

BUT IT'S JUST PART OF THE MORNING ROUTINE FOR MATT.

What I see happening in sort of the connected home is that right now, there's expensive systems and that's all being radically democratized, where now you can use these little cheap devices, control it from your smartphone and there needs to be a platform for it; and SmartThings can be that platform.

THE TECH IS ALSO BEING USED TO PROTECT YOUR HOME.

SmartThings has detected someone in your home

TO WARN YOU ABOUT A LEAK.

Smartthings has detected water under the kitchen sink.

AND HERE'S A COOL ONE - YOUR CONNECTED HOME PLAYS YOUR MUSIC OF CHOICE WHEN YOU STEP INSIDE.

Fly me to the moon

IT'S PART OF A LARGER TREND OF TECHNOLOGY MOVING BEYOND YOUR SMARTPHONE.

It's almost like, when you look at the app, you're texting with your home.

We wanted to make it very intuitive so people are used to texting with each other. We give your home a voice. And you can say hello home, and goodnight home.

GOOD NIGHT, HOME.

LAURIE SEGALL, CNNMONEY, NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


HIGH DRIVING-VO WIPE


COLORADO IS LAUNCHING A MILLION DOLLAR AD CAMPAIGN TO WARN DRIVERS OF THE DANGER OF SMOKING MARIJUANA AND DRIVING.

THE AD CAMPAIGN POKES FUN OF STONERS SHOWING THEM SPACING OUT WHILE COOKING, PLAYING BASKETBALL, AND HANGING TELEVISIONS.

THE AD CAMPAIGN IS THE STATES FIRST PUSH TO REMIND DRIVERS, MARIJUANA SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE ALCOHOL. Return to index of stories...


HIGH DRIVING-SOT VO


More than half of COLORADO'S 61 arrests made in January for impaired driving.

involved someone who was high.

COLORADO MADE RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA LEGAL.

MORE THAN 200 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE BEING TRAINED TO BECOME DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERTS. Return to index of stories...


SBARRO BANKRUPTCY-VO


FIRST AT FOUR.

THE SBARRO PIZZA RESTAURANT CHAIN FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY.

THE MOVE COMES LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE MORE THAN 40 EPERCENT OF ITS STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IT IS THE SECOND BANKRUPTCY FILING IN LESS THAN THREE YEARS BY THE CHAIN, WHICH PREVIOUSLY FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY IN APRIL 2011. Return to index of stories...


TX TEENS MURDER-VO SS


TWO TEENAGERS ARE ACCUSED OF MURDERING THEIR CLASSMATE.

A POLICE OFFICER IN TEXAS, CAME UPON THE TWO TEENS AND ASKED, WHAT THEY WERE DOING IN THE WOODS.

ONE OF THEM ANSWERED, THAT THEY WERE BURYING A BODY.

17 YEAR OLD IVAN MEJIA'S BODY WAS FOUND NEARBY.

IT WAS A DALLAS AREA COMMUNITY.

POLICE ARRESTED THE 16 YEAR OLDS.

DETECTIVES ARE NOT YET SAYING WHY THEY BELIEVE THE TEENS KILLED THEIR CLASSMATE. Return to index of stories...


FINGER ATTACK-3SS


A WOMAN GETS PART OF HER FINGER BITTEN OFF DURING AN ARGUMENT IN THE PARKING LOT OF A NEW JERSEY MALL.

POLICE IN CHERRY HILL SAY TWO WOMEN GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT OVER A PARKING SPOT.

THAT'S WHEN THE WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS BITTEN.

THESE ARE PHOTOS OF HER RECOVERING IN A HOSPITAL.

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE ATTACKER.

THE VICTIM ACTUALLY TRIED TO CHASE DOWN THE ATTACKER BEFORE THE 9-1-1 DISPATCHER TOLD HER TO STOP. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH-CLIP


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FLU FOODS-SS


NEW ON THE HEALTHCAST AT FOUR.

EXPERTS ARE OUT WITH A LIST OF FOODS, THEY BELIEVE FIGHT OFF THE FLU.

A NEW REPORT CLAIMS PUMPKIN SEEDS ARE FULL OF ZINC, WHICH HELPS WHITE BLOOD CELLS FIGHT OFF ILLNESS.

TUNA ALSO MADE THE LIST FOR ITS SELENIUM, WHICH HELPS PROTECT CELLS FROM FREE-RADICAL DAMAGE AND BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNITY.

EXPERTS ALSO SAY MUSHROOMS ARE PACKED WITH BETA-GLUCANS, WHICH HELP THE BODY FIGHT INFECTION. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-ONCAM


POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING- STROKE IS SOMETHING usually associated with people over the age of 65.

But according to a new STUDIES, young people are now at higher risk.

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


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


STEPHEN HOSKEN WAS JUGGLING A BUSY LIFE AS A BARTENDER AND TRUCK DRIVER. NOW EVEN RAISING HIS ARM IS A STRUGGLE. HE IS ONE OF A GROWING NUMBER OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO SUFFERED A STROKE.

STEPHEN HOSKEN/STROKE SURVIVOR

RUNS:

:51 I was up on Friday night having some fun with my whole family and then I got tired and I went to bed. All I know is when the morning came my sister-in-law tried to wake me up I …. Trouble speaking and trouble moving my left side.

HE IS STILL WORKING TO REGAIN MOVEMENT. IT'S NOT AS RARE AS IT ONCE WAS AS STROKE IS SHIFTING FROM A DISEASE OF THE ELDERLY TO A MIDLIFE CONCERN.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

A study in the journal Neurology found that the proportion of people between the ages of 20 and 54 increased from one in eight stroke patients in the mid-90s to one in five in just over a decade.

DR. WENDY BOND/NEUROLOGIST

RUNS:

:18: It can happen to anyone -

AND IT IS. DR. WENDY BOND FINDS STROKES ARE NOT A RANDOM OCCURRENCE. The uptick in "young" STROKES may reflect a changing prevalence of risk factors.

DR. WENDY BOND/NEUROLOGIST

RUNS:

01:34: Some of the warning signs could be dizziness, numbness and tingling, elevated blood pressure, family history, high cholesterol, certainly if you're a smoker that could put you at risk also.

THESE FACTORS ARE SO COMMON- EXPERTS BELIEVE THE NUMBER OF YOUNG STROKE VICTIMS COULD DOUBLE BY 2030.

DR. WENDY BOND/NEUROLOGIST

RUNS:

3:06 You need to have your blood pressure monitored, your cholesterol, smoking sensation if you're currently smoking, obesity is a big risk factor so all of those kind of come in check along with your family history.

STEPHEN WAS A SMOKER- WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. HE'S NOW A STROKE SURVIVOR. WORKING ON HIS SECOND ACT.

STEPHEN HOSKEN/STROKE SURVIVOR

RUNS:

8:30 I just want to be a good father to my son and a good employee to whoever hires me. 6:05 I never wanted this to happen.

TODAY'S NEW REALITY: A NEW REALIZATION OF STROKE RISK. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE-------


THEY'RE SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING PHOTOS YOU WILL EVER SEE.

A PLANE AND SKY DIVER COLLIDE IN MID-AIR JUST BEFORE EVERYONE COMES CRASHING DOWN TO EARTH.

REMARKABLY EVERYONE SURVIVED.

TODAY - TURBULENCE OVER THESE PICTURES - WE'LL EXPLAIN.

HIS SON WALKED INTO AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND MURDERED CHILDREN.

BUT NOW ADA LANZA'S DAD OPENS UP ABOUT WHAT HE KNEW IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE SANDY HOOK MASSACRE. Return to index of stories...


A) PLANE VS SKYDIVERS-2 SHOT VO


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B) LANZA DAD-VO TOPS


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C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BREAK FIVE


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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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.

"Warm and dry to start to the week"

It was a picture perfect weekend across Southwest Florida, with cool mornings and warmer afternoons. Our stretch of dry weather will continue for the next couple of days, before showers make a return to the area by Wednesday.

After a few patchy mid and high level clouds this morning, mostly sunny skies will dominate the forecast. Expect daytime highs to be warm again this afternoon. Away from the coast, expect thermometer readings in the lower half of the 80s, while beaches and coastal locations are a few degrees cooler due to the gulf breeze.

Temperatures will be even milder tonight, as they settle into the lower 60s area wide. We'll even see the potential for another round of patchy fog by dawn on Tuesday.

Our mainly dry weather pattern will hold in place through Tuesday. High pressure will keep our skies partly sunny with afternoon temperatures in the lower to middle 80s. Rain prospects will remain less than 10%. By mid week, we'll be tracking another system evolving in the Gulf of Mexico. This will throw more cloud cover across the region on Wednesday with scattered showers and a few storms. As the cold front passes by late Wednesday, cooler and drier weather will return in its wake. Daytime highs will return to the middle and upper 70s, with morning lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. This will set the stage for another delightful weekend with more sunshine and comfortable humidity values. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC-trx TRAFFIC


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TRAFFIC BILLBOARD-CLIP


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LANZA DAD-O ANI BOX WITH VIDEO


THE FATHER OF SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTER ADAM LANZA IS BREAKING HIS SILENCE.

PETER LANZA SPOKE IS NOW OPENING UP ABOUT HIS SON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AN INTERVIEW TO APPEAR IN THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE.

SUSAN CANDIOTTI BRINGS US HIS MESSAGE. Return to index of stories...


LANZA DAD-PKG


PETER LANZA THE FATHER OF SANDY HOOK SHOOTER ADAM LANZA HAS BROKEN HIS SILENCE SAYING, "WITH HINDSIGHT, I KNOW ADAM WOULD HAVE KILLED ME IN A HEARTBEAT, IF HE HAD THE CHANCE."

IN HIS FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE THE HORRIFIC SHOOTING IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT--NEARLY 15 MONTHS AGO--LANZA TELLS THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE HE HAS MET WITH TWO FAMILIES OF HIS SONS VICTIMS - SAYING

"A VICTIM'S FAMILY MEMBER TOLD ME THAT THEY FORGAVE ADAM AFTER WE SPENT THREE HOURS TALKING. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO RESPOND."

"20 little children, six adults."

"Unimaginable horror grips the nation."

"Police have now identified the school shooter as Adam Lanza."

LANZA SAYS WHEN HE REALIZED WHAT HAPPENED HE CALLED HIS NOW WIFE AT WORK TELLING HER OVER AND OVER:

"I think it's Adam. It's Adam"

LANZA SAYS HE KNEW HIS SON HAD PROBLEMS BUT HE WAS DIFFICULT TO TREAT, SAYING --IN HIS WORDS-- "HE DID NOT WANT TO TALK ABOUT PROBLEMS AND DIDN'T EVEN ADMIT HE HAD ASPERGER'S."

LANZA ALSO DESCRIBES CHANGES HE SAW IN HIS SON.

"IT WAS CRYSTAL CLEAR SOMETHING WAS WRONG.ASPERGER'S MAKES PEOPLE UNUSUAL, BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE PEOPLE LIKE THIS,"

AUTHORITIES LATER FOUND THAT ADAM HAD HOLED UP IN HIS ROOM, WINDOWS COVERED BY BLACK GARBAGE BAGS SEEN IN THESE PHOTOS

PETER LANZA SAYS AS THINGS GOT WORSE WITH HIS SON ADAM'S MOTHER, LANZA'S EX-WIFE NANCY CARED FOR HIM PRIMARILY.

IN HIS WORDS, "SHE WANTED EVERYONE TO THINK EVERYTHING WAS OK."

HE ADDS, SHE DIDN'T FEAR HER SON.

"SHE SLEPT WITH HER BEDROOM DOOR UNLOCKED, AND SHE KEPT GUNS IN THE HOUSE, WHICH SHE WOULD NOT HAVE DONE IF SHE WERE FRIGHTENED."

THESE PHOTOS RELEASED LATE LAST YEAR BY THE CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE SHOW AN OPEN GUN LOCKER, SEVERAL FIREARMS AND LOTS OF AMMUNITION INSIDE THE HOME.

PETER LANZA SAYS THAT HE IS HAUNTED BY HIS SON, DREAMING OF HIM NIGHTLY. DETAILING ONE NIGHTMARE. OF BEING HUNTED LIKE ONE OF HIS SON'S VICTIMS.

SUSAN CANDIOTTI CNN NEW YORK Return to index of stories...


STAGE COLLAPSE-OC NATS VO WIPE


MUSIC TURNS TO MAYHEM AT A HIGH SCHOOL IN CALIFORNIA.

nats of girls screaming

TAKE A LOOK, THE STAGE COLLAPSED UNDER MORE THAN 200 GIRLS.

THE GIRLS OF ROSARY HIGH SCHOOL WERE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL RED AND GOLD PERFORMANCE WHEN, IN AN INSTANT, CHEERS TURNED INTO SCREAMS.

THE FRONT SECTION OF THE STAGE COLLAPSED, DROPPING SOME OF THE GIRLS IN GOLD INTO A PIT SEVERAL FEET BELOW. Return to index of stories...


STAGE COLLAPSE-SOT VO


It was already at the end of the show. They were getting ready to judge the contestants and everything just came to a screeching halt."

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN GIRLS WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITALS.

THE INJURIES ARE DESCRIBED AS MINOR TO MODERATE -- INCLUDING SOME BROKEN BONES -- BUT ALL OF THE GIRLS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OK. Return to index of stories...


BAND OF BROTHERS DIES-VO


A WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN POPULARIZED BY THE "BAND OF BROTHERS" MINISERIES HAS DIED.

90 YEAR OLD WILLIAM GUARNERE SUFFERED A RUPTURED ANEURISM AND DIED OVER THE WEEKEND.

DURING THE WAR, GUARNERE LOST A LEG in the battle of the bulge.

HE WAS PORTRAYED BY ACTOR FRANK JOHN HUGHES IN THE H-B-O MINISERIES, "BAND OF BROTHERS.

A FUNERAL IS PLANNED FOR THIS WEEK IN PHILADELPHIA, WHERE HE WAS BORN AND LIVED MOST OF HIS LIFE. Return to index of stories...


BEE ATTACK-VO WIPE


A CAR CRASH CAUSES A SWARM OF BEES TO ATTACK AND STING 2 WOMEN HUNDREDS OF TIMES.

IT HAPPENED NEAR LOS ANGELES.

THE 17-YEAR-OLD A DRIVER HIT A TREE AND KNOCKED DOWN A BEE HIVE.

THAT'S WHEN THE BEES ATTACKED HER AND THE OTHER DRIVER INVOLVED IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


BEE ATTACK-SOT VO


She looked like she got stung in the face a bunch of times and it was all swollen already and her arms were like, her legs whatever, anything that was exposed was like fully stung, her hands. She was like literally, when I first came out here, just sitting on the ground crying like screaming, like panicking, didn't know what to do, all frantic, and like, I just like reacted, grabbed the hose, sprayed her off.

ONE OF THE DRIVERS, A 51-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, JUMPED INTO A BACKYARD SWIMMING POOL TO ESCAPE THE SWARMING INSECTS.

THE DRIVER OF THE OTHER CAR, A 17-YEAR-OLD GIRL, FELL TO THE STREET WHERE A DEPUTY FOUND HER COVERED IN BEES.

HE SPRAYED HER WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO GET THE SWARM OFF OF HER.

BOTH DRIVERS WERE TREATED AT A HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


ICE RECORD-VO


THIS WINTER'S INTENSE COLD HAS LED TO A RECORD AMOUNT OF ICE ON LAKE MICHIGAN.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS MORE THAN 93-PERCENT OF THE LAKE IS COVERED IN ICE.

A RAPID BUILD-UP OF ICE CAME WITH A STRETCH OF COLD WEATHER FROM LATE FEBRUARY INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH.

THE GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY MEASURED THE ICE COVER AT 93 PERCENT.

THAT'S THE MOST SINCE RECORD KEEPING STARTED IN 19-73. Return to index of stories...


DINO ACID RAIN-ONCAM


A NEW THEORY BY A GROUP OF JAPANESE SCIENTISTS - THAT ACID RAIN AFTER A GIANT ASTEROID HIT THE EARTH, CAUSED THE EXTINCTION OF DINOSAURS 65 MILLION YEARS AGO.

THE STUDY FOUND A LARGE AMOUNT OF SULFUR TRIOXIDE, WHICH CAUSES ACID RAIN, WAS RELEASED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE.

BASED ON THEIR FINDING, THE GROUP CONCLUDED ACID RAIN FELL ON VAST AREAS ACROSS EARTH OVER A FEW DAYS AFTER THE ASTEROID IMPACT. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


PAUSE FOR AHEAD AT 5:00 CLIP

I'M ANCHOR PETER BUSCH IN THE NBC2 NEWSROOM.

DEPUTIES IN CHARLOTTE AND LEE COUNTIES ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO TRY TO STOP WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERIES.

THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE THIS MORNING.

THEY SAY THE TWO GUNMEN HAVE HIT UP THREE RESTAURANTS IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

PLUS: LAST WEEK DELTA ANNOUNCED A CHANGE IN ITS FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM.

TRAVELERS WHO SPEND *MORE WILL GET MORE MILES.

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A) WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-NWSRM VO


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B) SPIRIT AIRLINES FREQENT FLYER-VOTOPS


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BREAK SIX


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PLANE VS SKYDIVER-TC VIDBOX


A FRIGHTENING SCENE, CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

CHECK THIS OUT - A COLLISION BETWEEN A SMALL PLANE AND A SKYDIVER IN CENTRAL FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND.

THE TWO MEN INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT - AN EXPERIENCED SKYDIVER AND AN ELDERLY PILOT - ARE NOW TELLING THEIR SIDES OF THE STORY.

NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PLANE VS SKYDIVER-PKG


.AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE TWO MEN AT THE CENTER OF THESE INCREDIBLE IMAGES ARE ALIVE.AND NOW BLAMING EACH OTHER.

A SKYDIVER.ABOUT TO LAND.WHEN JUST FEET FROM THE GROUND.A SMALL PLANE TEARS RIGHT THROUGH HIS PARACHUTE.AT THE SOUTH LAKELAND AIRPORT NEAR TAMPA.

SOT:

"I definitely thought I wasn't going to make it."

THE VETERAN SKYDIVER.49-YEAR-OLD STEVE FROST.IS LIMPING AND NURSING SEVERAL BRUISES. HE THINKS THE PILOT IS AT FAULT.

SOT:

"Our pilot had seen him and contacted him directly to ensure that he knew we were going to be parachuting in the area."

THE EXPERIENCED PILOT.87-YEAR-OLD SHARON TREMBLEY.IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND TELLING HIS SIDE:

HIS WIFE TELLS NBC NEWS "HE WAS VERY ALERT, AS HE IS WHEN HE FLIES. HE WAS PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS GOING ON AND KNEW JUMPERS WERE THERE BUT WERE IN THE WRONG PLACE."

FROST STRONGLY DISAGREES.

SOT:

"when you fly into an area with parachutists all over you have that high potential of killing somebody."

FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ARE NOW INVESTIGATING THE COLLISION.CAPTURED BY PHOTOGRAPHER TIM TELFORD.

SOT: "I just stared through the lens like, is this really happening? I just couldn't believe it."

IRONICALLY.THE COLLISION HAPPENED ON NATIONAL PARACHUTING SAFETY DAY.

SOT: "I will keep skydiving. It's one of the safest sports that you can do."

FOR TODAY, GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS, ATLANTA. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD AT 5:00-CLIP


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5PM PREVIEW-2SHOT


AT FIVE: TWO ARMED MEN STORM A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAFFLE HOUSE -- PISTOL WHIPPING TWO PEOPLE AS THEY ROB THE PLACE AND PEOPLE INSIDE.

IT'S THE THIRD STORE ROBBED IN THE LAST MONTH -- NBC2 IS LIVE WITH WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE DOING TO TRACK THE SUSPECTS DOWN.

AND THE FORMER GM OF HARBORSIDE EVENTS CENTER IN FORT MYERS CLAIMS SHE WAS FIRED BECAUSE OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

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