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DIRECTOR PAGE SANDY HOOK SHOOTER DAD-VO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TEASE TWO-2 SHOT
PORT CHARLOTTE SHOOTING-2 SHOT, SS TZ2 A) FL SKYDIVER VS PLANE-VO-WIPE
PORT CHARLOTTE SHOOTING-PKG TZ2 B) DOG PARK STANDUP-SOT
FL PARENTS ATTEMPTED MURDER-SS, VO-WIPE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
FL PARENTS ATTEMPTED MURDER-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-trx OC NAPLES DOG PARK COMPLAINTS-trx TC MON
MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-PKG NAPLES DOG PARK COMPLAINTS-BNR-PKG
UKRAINE LATEST-VO-WIPE FL SKYDIVER VS PLANE-O-AniBX, VO
UKRAINE LATEST-SOTVO FL SKYDIVER VS PLANE-SOTVO
SNOWDEN SPEAKS-VO-WIPE FL SNAKE SURGERY TOWEL-VO-WIPE
SNOWDEN SPEAKS-SOTVO FL SNAKE SURGERY TOWEL-SOTVO
HEROIN HEALTH CRISIS-VO CA BEE ATTACK-SOTVO
COLORADO POT TAXES-trx OC SPELLING BEE OVER-VO-WIPE
PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 6-VO SPELLING BEE OVER-SOTVO
GENERAL MOTORS RECALL-VO-WIPE TEASE THREE-2 SHOT
GENERAL MOTORS RECALL-SOTVO TZ3 A) PANTHER RELEASE-VO
FL RUBIO ECONOMY-SOTVO AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
CEREAL BAD FOR KIDS-VO A) middle schooler arrested-ss
TEASE ONE-2SHOT DRIVE INTO BEACH UPDATE-trx SS, VO
TZ1 A) MARATHON SECURITY-VO-WIPE TOSS TO JOE-trx SSTOPS, E-AniBX
TZ1 B) SANDY HOOK DAD-VOTOPS PANTHER RELEASE-REM-LIVE
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC PANTHER RELEASE-VO
BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY-VOPLASMA PANTHER RELEASE-PKG
BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY-PKG PANTHER RELEASE-REM-LIVE
BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY-OC SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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PORT CHARLOTTE SHOOTING-2 SHOT, SS


NBC 2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT A WEEKEND SHOOTING THAT SENT TWO PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

TONIGHT -- NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS TALKED WITH NEIGHBORS WHO SAY THIS LATE NIGHT HANG OUT IS BECOMING A TROUBLE SPOT. Return to index of stories...


PORT CHARLOTTE SHOOTING-PKG


06:03 "I heard one and it sounded like a firecracker"

IT WAS ABOUT 3 A-M SATURDAY WHEN JOHN RAFFONE SAYS HE WAS STARTLED.

WHAT FOLLOWED STRUCK FEAR INTO HIS HEART.

06:11 "Pow! Then right after that first one it was pow, pow, pow, pow!"

UNSURE WHAT WAS UNFOLDING JOHN SAYS HE CALLED OUT TO HIS CHILDREN.

05:04 "I said lay down on the ground, lay down on the ground."

THEY WERE GUNSHOTS.

FIRED FROM THE BUSINESS NEXT DOOR.

THE 24-21 EVENT CENTER ON 41

14:10 "I can't feel his pulse, he's trying to kill me."

ATHIS TORIBIO RECALLS HEARING GUNFIRE TOO.

16:03 "It was like pow pow pow pow pow!"

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY NICHOLAS WHYTE WAS THE MAN BEHIND THE TRIGGER.

THE BARRAGE OF BULLETS HIT 2 PEOPLE.

PETA-GAYE MUSCHETTE AND ADEIREAN CAREY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MUSCHETTE WAS SHOT ON HER WRIST.

CAREY IN THE STOMACH, ARM AND LEG

HE WAS DISCHARGED FROM LEE MEMORIAL.

13:54 " I can't hearing screaming where's the hospital, where's the hospital?"

"Deputies say Whyte took off with 2 other down 41 heading towards Punta Gorda.and it was here about six miles down the road that deputies caught up with the trio and found 2 guns in the process." George Solis ACCORDING to THE REPORT IT BEGAN AFTER A FIGHT BROKE OUT IN THE PARKING LOT.

WHAT'S NOT CLEAR- IS WHY IT STARTED.

04:32 "Fights in my backyard, people yelling and screaming.

NEIGHBORS SAY VIOLENCE HAS BEEN ESCALATING AT THE CENTER.

THEY HOPE- THIS CLOSE CALL MEANS A CHANGE.

14:28 " A stray bullet can kill us"

BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

08:06 "The late night parties, that's what they need to control or stop."

THE PROPERTY MANAGER DECLINED COMMENT.

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FL PARENTS ATTEMPTED MURDER-SS, VO-WIPE


TWO CENTRAL FLORIDA COUPLE, JUST TEENAGERS ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL HER PARENTS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE TWO TRIED TO DO IT -- BECAUSE HER PARENTS DIDN'T WANT THE TEENS TO DATE.

OCALA DEPUTIES SAY THE COUPLE LURED HER MOM INTO THE GARAGE AND THE BOY CUT HER THROAT.

THEN, HE WENT INSIDE --

AND PUT A KNIFE TO THE DAD'S THROAT. Return to index of stories...


FL PARENTS ATTEMPTED MURDER-SOTVO


Judge Cochran/Marion County Sheriff's Office

"Part of what the young man offered in the conversation with the victim is they should be together and to let the 13-year-old and 15-year-old have a romance. But the mom didn't think they should be involved, and quite frankly they retaliated.""

THE MOM HAD SURGERY AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TEENS PLOTTED THE ATTACK FOR MORE THAN A WEEK -- THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSAGES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-trx OC


STILL NO TRACE TONIGHT OF THE COMMERICAL PLANE THAT VANISHED IN SOUTHEAST ASIA FRIDAY.

INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY THAT TERRORISM WAS INVOLVED.

DANIELLE LEIGH PICKS UP THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MALAYSIA PLANE-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 from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Avaition Administration

are in route to the 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 - to look to see whether any individuals who match those descriptions and have that bio metric data - had any known connections to terrorist organizations."

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

"The fact that we don't have any kind of distress call - any kindof emergency call - or even an air turn back call from the crew - suggests that whatever happens to this 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.

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.

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UKRAINE LATEST-VO-WIPE


THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS RUSSIA NEEDS TO WORK WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE.

BUT APPARENTLY--

PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYS THERE IS NO CONFLICT.

THOUSANDS RALLIED IN CRIMEA WAVING FLAG IN SUPPORT OF AN UPCOMING REFERENDUM VOTE TO JOIN RUSSIA.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE VOTE IS A VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-SOTVO


Jay Carney/White House Spokesman

"It will not be viewed as the united states as legitimate because it's inconsistent with the Ukrainian constitution which makes clear that any change in Ukraine borders has to be decided by all of Ukraine."

ON WEDNESDAY -- PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL HOST THE NEW UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN SPEAKS-VO-WIPE


EDWARD SNOWDEN SPOKE PUBLICLY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME TODAY.

THE FORMER NSA CONTRACTOR WHO LEAKED CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS ANSWERED QUESTIONS DURING A WEB CHAT.

THE VIDEO-STREAM TO A CONFERENCE IN TEXAS WAS OFTEN FROZEN AND OUT OF SYNC.

BUT HIS MESSAGE WAS CLEAR. Return to index of stories...


SNOWDEN SPEAKS-SOTVO


Edward Snowden/Fugitive Security Contractor

1:02-

"We all are at risk of unfair, unjustified, unwarranted interference in our private lives.

:14-

"I took and oath to support and defend the constitution and I saw that the constitution was violated on a massive scale.

SNOWDEN IS NOW A FUGITIVE LIVING IN RUSSIA AFTER BEING GRANTED TEMPORARY ASYLUM. Return to index of stories...


HEROIN HEALTH CRISIS-VO


AN URGENT HEALTH CRISIS -- THAT'S WHAT ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER CALLED THE INCREASE IN HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS TODAY.

THE NUMBER OF HEROIN OVERDOSE DEATHS JUMPED BY 45 PERCENT BETWEEN 2006 AND 2010.

HOLDER SAYS HEROIN ADDICTION AFFECTS AMERICANS FROM EVERY WALK OF LIFE AND FIRST RESPONDERS SHOULD CARRY AN ANTIDOTE TO REVERSE AN OVERDOSE. Return to index of stories...


COLORADO POT TAXES-trx OC


THE STATE OF COLORADO JUST ANNOUNCED IT MADE ROUGHLY $2 MILLION DOLLARS IN MARIJUANA TAXES IN JANUARY -- THE FIRST MONTH OF SALES.

COLORADO IS THE FIRST THE STATE TO LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL POT. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 6-VO


OSCAR PISTORIUS BROKE DOWN IN COURT TODAY AND EVEN THREW UP -- AS HE HEARD A PATHOLOGIST TESTIFY ABOUT HIS GIRLFRIEND'S INJURIES.

IT CREATED SUCH A SCENE -- THE JUDGE STOPPED THE TRIAL TO MAKE SURE PISTORIOUS WAS OKAY.

DUE TO THE GRAPHIC TESTIMONY -- THE JUDGE ORDERED A MEDIA BLACKOUT -- OUT OF RESPECT FOR REEVA STEENKAMP'S FAMILY.

THE OLYMPIC TRACK STAR NICKNAMED BLADE RUNNER FOR HIS UNIQUE LEG PROSTHETICS IS CHARGED WITH MURDER.

HE SAYS HE THOUGHT STEENKAMP WAS A BURGLAR. Return to index of stories...


GENERAL MOTORS RECALL-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT, FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS FROM GENERAL MOTORS --

WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO ORDER A RECALL?

OVER THE LAST DECADE, AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE HAVED DIED IN CRASHES -- DUE TO A PROBLEM WITH A G-M IGNITION SWITCH.

BUT THE DETROIT AUTOMAKER ONLY ISSUED A RECALL LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


GENERAL MOTORS RECALL-SOTVO


Margie Beskau/Daughter Died in Crash

"It should not have come to the point where anyone had to die in order for that car to be fixed."

Joan Claybrook/Former Federal Auto Safety Chief

"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.

GENERAL MOTORS SAYS IT'S LAUNCHED AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION.

THE RECALL INVOLVES 6 DIFFERENT MODELS -- INCLUDING THE CHEVY COBALT, SATURN ION AND PONTIAC SOLSTICE.

MOST OF THE CARS WERE MADE BETWEEN 2003 AND 2007. Return to index of stories...


FL RUBIO ECONOMY-SOTVO


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO SAYS AMERICANS NEED TO MAKE MORE MONEY.JUST NOT THE WAY THE PRESIDENT SEES IT.

Sen. Marco Rubio / Florida

36-

A $10.10 an hour minimum wage, that's not the American dream. We need jobs that pay $30 an hour, $40 an hour, $50 an hour or much more. And we need to equip our people with the skills they will need for those types of jobs.

RUBIO WAS SPEAKING AT A FORUM IN D.C.

THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN IS CONSIDERED A CONTENDER FOR THE 20-16 PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. Return to index of stories...


CEREAL BAD FOR KIDS-VO


THERE MAY BE MORE THAN JUST TOYS HIDDEN INSIDE YOUR CHILD'S FAVORITE CEREAL.

RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT THE FOOD HABITS OF 400 CHILDREN AND FOUND ACROSS THE BOARD KIDS -- AGES 6 TO 17 -- ATE TOO MUCH SALT.

WHAT MAY BE SURPRISING -- 36-PERCENT OF THAT CAME FROM CEREALS AND BREADS.

TOO MUCH SALT CAN LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


UNIFORMED AND UNDERCOVER POLICE OFFICERS --

BOMB-SNIFFING DOGS --

AND LOTS OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.

THIS YEAR'S BOSTON MARATHON IS UNDERGOING SWEEPING SECURITY CHANGES.

WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT SPECTATORS ND RUNNERS CAN -- AND CAN'T -- HAVE.

PLUS --

THE FATHER OF SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SHOOTER -- ADAM LANZA -- SPEAKS OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WHAT HE SAYS HAUNTS HIS DREAMS AT NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MARATHON SECURITY-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) SANDY HOOK DAD-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY-VOPLASMA


RUNNERS AND SPECTATORS AT THIS YEAR'S BOSTON MARATHON WILL SEE A MAJOR INCREASE IN SECURITY.

LAST YEAR -- TWO BOMBS EXPLODED NEAR THE FINISH LINE -- KILLING 3 PEOPLE AND INJURING 260 OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY-PKG


POLICE IN BOSTON HAVE UNVEILED DRASTIC CHANGES TO SECURITY FOR NEXT MONTH'S MARATHON.

BUT SAY THEY WON'T PUT A DAMPER ON THE DAY.

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."

SPECTATORS ARE ASKED TO NOT BRING 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. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON SECURITY-OC


DURING THE MARATHON --

130 MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD WILL MARCH THE MARATHON ROUTE TO HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS AND VICTIMS OF LAST YEAR'S BOMBING Return to index of stories...


SANDY HOOK SHOOTER DAD-VO


THE FATHER OF THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SHOOTER IS BREAKING HIS SILENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

PETER LANZA SAT DOWN WITH "THE NEW YORKER" MAGAZINE.

HE SAYS "WITH HINDSIGHT -- HE KNOWS HIS SON WOULD'VE KILLED HIM IN A HEARTBEAT."

ADAM LANZA SHOT AND KILLED 20 CHILDREN AND 6 ADULTS AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY IN DECEMBER 20-12.

HIS DAD HAS MET WITH SOME OF THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES.

HE SAYS HE'S HAUNTED BY HIS SON AND OFTEN DREAMS HE'S BEING HUNTED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


THE PICTURES ARE INCREDIBLE.

A SMALL PLANE GETS TANGLED IN THE PARACHUTE OF A FLORIDA SKYDIVER SECONDS AFTER TAKE OFF.

IT'S AMAZING THAT BOTH THE PILOT AND THE SKYDIVER GOT OUT THIS ALIVE.

THE QUESTION NOW.WHO'S TO BLAME?

THAT STORY COMING UP.

PLUS --

STANDUP TZ-

11:30:34-:44

"Dog park debate. I'm NBC 2's Bryan Anderson in collier county where dog owners here are fighting back against noise complaints and proposed changes here at Rover Run. The story up next." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FL SKYDIVER VS PLANE-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) DOG PARK STANDUP-SOT


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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.

GREAT WEATHER CONTINUES

Another nice day is on the way for Tuesday. The forecast for the balance of the evening looks mostly clear with low temperatures dropping to the upper 50's along the coast and lower 50's inland. The cool weather tomorrow morning will help lead to another round of fog in some places to start the day. Skies will be mostly sunny on Tuesday with a high in the upper 70's along the beaches and lower 80's inland.

This week we will be tracking a cold front moving toward Florida on Wednesday. The front will increase clouds over the area on Wednesday and a few showers could break out by late day. Temperatures will continue to be mild, despite the clouds, and in the lower 80's during the day.

Skies will clear out again for Thursday followed by a little cooler weather. Highs will be in the 70's on Thursday followed by a chilly morning on Friday.

At this point it looks like the long-range forecast is shaping up to give us another nice weekend with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 80's. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DOG PARK COMPLAINTS-trx TC MON


A HEATED CONTROVERSY AT ONE OF COLLIER COUNTY'S MOST POPULAR DOG PARKS.

THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEAR VETERANS PARK SAY ALL THE BARKING.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON DIGS DEEPER INTO THE DEBATE. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES DOG PARK COMPLAINTS-BNR-PKG


Ellen Demeritt, Dog owner

11:09:21-:26

Dogs bark. I mean is it noisy to you?

SOME NEIGHBORS IN THE STONEBRIDGE COMMUNITY SAY IT IS.

THEY'VE COMPLAINED TO THE COUNTY, CLAIMING THEY CAN HEAR BARKING 24-7.

ROVER RUN AT VETERANS PARK OPENED 14 YEARS AGO.

IT'S COLLIER COUNTY'S ONLY OFF-LEASH POOCH PARK.

Rachel Sutton-Alikaj,dog owner

11:21:54-:59

This is an easy target. I think these people just know that they can complain about something, so they do.

STANDUP

11:32:58-:10

The county has already made changes to control the noise here. They've added sound deflecting tarps and a sign urging dog owners to keep their animals quiet. More changes could be on the way.

TODAY COUNTY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THEY'RE ADDING MORE OF THAT TARP.

AND THE PARK WILL NOW OPEN AT 8 AM, 30 MINUTES LATER THAN USUAL.

CLOSING TIME AT DUSK STAYS THE SAME FOR NOW.

Ellen Demeritt, Dog owner

11:10:19

You're eliminating working people.

THE COUNTY ALSO SAYS ROVER RUN MAY NOT REMAIN A FREE-FOR-ALL.

IT'S CONSIDERING REQUIRING ONLINE REGISTRTATION FOR PROOF OF VACCINATIONS.

THESE DOG OWNERS WORRY WHAT'S NEXT?

Rachel Sutton-Alikaj,dog owner

11:22:08-:12

You can concede too much and people will just keep looking to restrict you.

BUTT TO

11:22:16-:18

You keep giving up your rights and then you've got nothing left.

DOMESTIC ANIMALS SERVICES SAYS A COUPLE PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT ROVER RUN BEFORE.

THE MAN LEADING THIS CHARGE FOR CHANGE REFUSED AN ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW TODAY.

IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FL SKYDIVER VS PLANE-O-AniBX, VO


A CLOSE CALL NEAR TAMPA --

A PLANE CRASHED INTO A SKYDIVER'S PARACHUTE.

THE PICTURES ARE AMAZING.FIRST, THE SKYDIVER IS THROWN TO THE GROUND.

THEN, THE PLANE GOES INTO A NOSE DIVE.

BOTH SUFFERED ONLY MINOR INJURIES, MUCH TO THE SURPRISE OF THE SKYDIVER. Return to index of stories...


FL SKYDIVER VS PLANE-SOTVO


John Frost / Skydiver

"I definitely thought I wasn't going to make it, because the prop of that plane was just feet away from me."

THE SKYDIVER SAYS HE NOTIFIED THE PILOT, HE'D BE JUMPING IN THE AREA.

BUT THE PILOT SAYS THE SKYDIVER WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE.

THE F-A-A IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


FL SNAKE SURGERY TOWEL-VO-WIPE


YOU'VE HEARD OF SNAKES EATING RATS AND INSECTS --

BUT A TOWEL?

THAT'S WHAT THIS 6-FOOT BOA CONSTRICTOR DID NEAR TAMPA.

DOCTORS SAY THE RAVENOUS REPTILE ATE A RAT LAST WEEK THAT WAS CLINGING TO A TOWEL.

AND ULTIMATELY, IT GOT STUCK. Return to index of stories...


FL SNAKE SURGERY TOWEL-SOTVO


Dr. Julia Shakeri/BluePearl Veterinary Partners

"So pretty much this entire length of the snake had towel in it."

"It causes an obstruction which is life-threatening. It's an emergency and the treatment is usually surgery if you can catch it before the intestines actually rupture."

THE VET REMOVED THE TOWEL DURING AN HOUR-LONG SURGERY. Return to index of stories...


CA BEE ATTACK-SOTVO


A WOMAN GOT MORE THAN A THOUSAND BEE STINGS AFTER CRASHING INTO A TREE WITH HIVE.

"She was covered in bees and bees stings."

THIS HAPPENED IN CALIFORNIA.

POLICE SAY A 51-YEAR-OLD WOMAN GOT STUNG MORE THAN A THOUSAND TIMES, AND A TEENAGER WAS STUNG ABOUT 50 TIMES.

BOTH VICTIMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY. Return to index of stories...


SPELLING BEE OVER-VO-WIPE


A MARATHON SPELLING BEE IS FINALLY OVER.

REMEMBER THESE MISSOURI STUDENTS.

THEY WENT HEAD TO HEAD TWO WEEKS AGO -- BUT ORGANIZERS HAD TO STOP THE COMPETITION AFTER 66 ROUNDS WHEN THEY RAN OUT OF WORDS.

THIS TIME -- THE TWO SPELLERS WENT NEARLY 30 ROUNDS BEFORE A MISTAKE.

THE TIE-BREAKER?

A WORD THE WINNER KNOWS ALL TOO WELL -- DEFINITION. Return to index of stories...


SPELLING BEE OVER-SOTVO


Kush Sharma/Spelling Bee Winner

"I was sort of caught off guard by, you know, the level of difficulty of the word. I just really think that it should have been a harder word but they already picked it so there's nothing else that could be done."

THE WINNER WILL NOW COMPETE IN THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE IN MAY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


SHE NEARLY DIED AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR.

NOW THIS FLORIDA PANTHER IS DONE WITH HER REHAB AND WE'LL TAKE YOU TO HENDRY COUNTY WHERE SHE WAS JUST RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

A LEE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLAR IS ARRESTED FOR BRINGING A 12 INCH KNIFE TO SCHOOL.

NBC-2 TRACKS DOWN THE STUDENT WHO TELLS US HE JOKED ABOUT CUTTING HER. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) PANTHER RELEASE-VO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) middle schooler arrested-ss


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DRIVE INTO BEACH UPDATE-trx SS, VO


A NEW POLICE REPORT DETAILS THE MOMENTS AFTER A WOMAN DROVE HER KIDS INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN OFF DAYTONA BEACH LAST WEEK.

WHEN RESCUERS ASKED IF SHE WAS HURT, EBONY WILKERSON TOLD THEM SHE WAS ABUSED BY HER HUSBAND.

ONE OF THE CHILDREN TOLD AN OFFICER THEIR MOTHER WAS SLEEPWALKING.

WILKERSON IS BEING HELD ON 1.2 MILLION DOLLARS BAIL -- SHE'S CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-trx SSTOPS, E-AniBX


BACK IN THE WILD-

TONIGHT AN INJURED FLORIDA PANTHER IS BACK WHERE SHE BELONGS -- AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY A CAR AND WENT THROUGH A LENGTHY RECOVERY PROCESS.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE IN HENDRY COUNTY WHERE HE WATCHED THE CAT WALK BACK INTO THE WILD LATE THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER RELEASE-REM-LIVE


-- PANTHER NOW WANDERING THE MORE THAN 750 THOUSAND ACRES OF BIG

CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE BEHIND ME.

-- TONIGHT FWC HAS A WARNING- AFTER THE ENDANGERED ANIMAL INCREASINGLY

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PANTHER RELEASE-VO


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PANTHER RELEASE-PKG


Take Pkg

A quick growl and a little hesitation-

But once the gate was opened - this young Florida panther was off into the wild.

A homeowner discovered the injured kitten in golden gate estates back in May.

Take sot

Mark Lotz

FWC

She had a broken leg, presumably hit by a car.

Florida fish and wildlife Biologists says the kitten was 9 months old

at the time.

In the last year/ she's spent time outside Tallahassee- rehabilitating

at a preserve under watchful eyes.

Take sot

Lotz

She's had plenty of time to be with mother and hint and get skills on her own.

She's not the first to fall victim to drivers.

So far this year, 6 Florida panther deaths have been reported.

4 were killed by vehicles.

With the endangered panther population growing- an increased number of

deaths is a bittersweet sign.

Sot

That's what we are seeing. The reason getting hit more frequently cuz

more to be hit. It's an indication of population in some respects.

As this young panther quickly ventures into the woods- she'll be

tracked by a collar, one that can alert FWC to her codition at all

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PANTHER RELEASE-REM-LIVE


- 20 killed in 2013, 15 by car.

- watch out for eye shines on the road

Live in Green Glades West, Joe Roetz, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


PEOPLE INSIDE A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WAFFLE HOUSE PISTOL WHIPPED BY ROBBERS -- DEPUTIES SAY THEY'RE THE SAME GUYS WHO'VE BEEN TERRORIZING PEOPLE INSIDE OTHER RESTAURANTS.

WE ARE LIVE AT SIX WITH NEW DETAILS.

PLUS A FORMER COLLIER DEPUTY PLEADED NO CONTEST TO MOLESTING A BOY INSIDE A PUBLIC BATHROOM.

AT SIX -- WHY HE WON'T SPEND A MINUTE IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...