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DIRECTOR PAGE CLIMATE TALKATHON-SOTVO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TEASE TWO-2SHOT
MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-SOTVO, TZ2 A) CAPE OVERGROWN LOT-VO-WIPE
MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-TC MON TZ2 B) CAT ATTACKS FAMILY-VO
MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TX MAN SKIPS MALAYSIA FLIGHT-OC, SOT, OC FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CHARCO MISUSE OF 911-ON CAM BOOTH ALERT-trx FDOT
CHARCO MISUSE OF 911-PKG TOSS TO GEORGE-trx SSTOPS (2), E-AniBX
FL GUN SCHOOL-SS CAPE CORAL OVERGROWN LOTS-LIVEU1-RTR1
FL CAR INTO POND-VO-WIPE CAPE CORAL OVERGROWN LOTS-BNR-PKG
FL CAR INTO POND-SOTVO CAPE CORAL OVERGROWN LOTS-LIVEU1-RTR1
SANDUSKY WIFE-SOTVO FL SKYDIVER PLANE FOLO-VO
PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 7-VO-WIPE MAN SETS SELF ON FIRE-trx VOTOPS
PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 7-SOTVO ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE
BRIDGE SCANDAL-VO-WIPE ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE-SOTVO
BRIDGE SCANDAL-SOTVO CAT ATTACKS FAMILY-VO-WIPE
EDISON COLLEGE TASK FORCE-VO-WIPE CAT ATTACKS FAMILY-SOTVO
EDISON COLLEGE TASK FORCE-SOTVO FL DAD FORGETS KID-VO
FL TIME CHANGE-VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
FL PELICANS RELEASED-trx VOTOPS TZ3 A) DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-VO
TEASE ONE-2SHOT AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TZ1 A) CIA CONGRESS-VO A)
TZ1 B) CAPE OVERGROWN LOT TOSS TO MATT-2SHOT
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-PLASMA
CIA CONGRESS SEARCH-trx OC DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-BNR-PKG
CIA CONGRESS SEARCH-PKG DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-PLASMA
CLIMATE TALKATHON-NATSVO-WIPE SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-SOTVO,


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"It never happens. An airplane does not just drop out of the sky."

A DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENT TODAY IN THE SEARCH FOR MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 370. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-TC MON


THE MALAYSIAN MILITARY NOW SAYS THE JET -- CARRYING 239 PEOPLE FLEW HUNDREDS OF MILES IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION -- WITH ITS BEACON TURNED OFF. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIA PLANE LATEST-PKG


U-S SEARCH PLANES AND INTERNATIONAL CREWS ARE NOW EXPLORING THE STRAIT OF MALACCA.

THAT'S WHERE MILITARY RADAR SPOTTED A STRAY TARGET THAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE PLANE.

SOT/Ganyard - Somewhere that airplane would have shown up or stayed on radar

if they'd continue to fly. So, it's a theory that - it's possible, we don't

know at this point

AUTHORITIES SAY UNTIL WRECKAGE IS FOUND, ALL THEORIES REMAIN ON THE TABLE.

POLICE ARE CONSIDERING HIJACKING, SABOTAGE OR POTENTIAL PILOT SUICIDE.

INVESTIGATORS HAVEN'T RULED OUT A MASSIVE ELECTRICAL FAILURE OR STRUCTURAL CATASTROPHE.

TERRORISM IS ALSO POSSIBLE --

EVEN AS OFFICIALS NOW SAY TWO IRANIAN MEN TRAVELING ON STOLEN PASSPORTS WERE SEEKING ASYLUM AND LIKELY WERE NOT A THREAT.

SOT/CIA Director John Brennan - Until we can actually find out sort of where

that aircraft is, we might have an opportunity to do some forensic analysis

that will lead us in the right direction.

MEANWHILE, ANGUISHED FAMILIES OF SOME OF THE 239 MISSING ARRIVED IN KUALA

LUMPOUR TODAY LOOKING FOR ANSWERS.

THE AIRLINE OFFERING SURVIVORS CASH 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN AID WHILE THEY WAIT.

THIS, AMID NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FLIGHT'S 27 YEAR-OLD CO-PILOT.

TWO FORMER PASSENGERS TOLD AN AUSTRALIAN NEWS NETWORK THAT HE ENTERTAINED

GUESTS IN THE COCKPIT, EVEN SMOKED CIGARETTES.

SOT/I know that for the whole time they weren't facing the front of the

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TX MAN SKIPS MALAYSIA FLIGHT-OC, SOT, OC


ALSO NEW TONIGHT --

A TEXAS BUSINESSMAN -- WHO BOOKED A SEAT ON THAT FLIGHT, SAYS DIVINE INTERVENTION KEPT HIM OFF THE PLANE.

Greg Candelaria/Canceled Malaysia Airlines Flight

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"Some might call this luck, some might call it karma. I think it the absolutely providence of God, the very grace of God and nothing more. It wasn't a coincidence, it was by design."

HE TRAVELS MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND MILES A YEAR AND DECIDED TO CANCEL HIS TRIP AT THE LAST MINUTE -- BECAUSE HE WAS TIRED OF BEING AWAY FROM HOME. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO MISUSE OF 911-ON CAM


WE ARE GETTING WORD TONIGHT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY 911 CALL CENTER IS BEING MISUSED AND ABUSED MORE THAN EVER BEFORE

AND TWO RECENT, BIZARRE ARRESTS SHOW JUST HOW THESE CALLS CAN AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF REAL EMERGENCIES.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER HAS OUR STORY. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO MISUSE OF 911-PKG


Dispatcher 911 what's your emergency?

Caller It's not an emergency, just a question

HERE'S YOUR FIRST EXAMPLE.

THE CALLER - SHOWN IN THE MUGSHOT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN - FIRST CALLED 911 FOR THIS REASON - "My stepson has his corvette and I want it back."

DEPUTIES SAY IT WASN'T GRAND THEFT AUTO - AND AFTER THEY RESPONDED TO HER FIRST, THEY THOUGHT A WARNING WOULD BE ENOUGH.

Laurene Anderson, 911 Administrator "If we receive multiple calls, that can be a problem."

… ONLY SHE KEPT CALLING BACK.

THIS TIME, FOR SEX - SHE ENDED UP SPENDING THE NIGHT IN JAIL.

Laurene Anderson, 911 Administrator "Nothing phases me anymore after being in it for 23 years."

LAURENE ANDERSON, CHARLOTTE'S 911 ADMINISTRATOR SAYS ITS CALLS LIKE THOSE THAT MAY BE LAUGHABLE AT FIRST, BUT CAN REALLY GET IN THE WAY OF ACTUAL EMERGENCIES.

Dispatcher NAT "911 what's your emergency?"

THIS WEEK, A SIMILAR CALL CAME IN - THE WOMAN ON YOUR LEFT, WHO DEPUTIES SAY WAS DRUNK, WOULDN'T STOP CALLING 911 TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HER NEIGHBOR MAKING FUN OF HER - THE 911 CALL IS BEING REVIEWED BY THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, SO IT'S UNAVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

Richard Rittenhouse, Punta Gorda "Problem of it is, a lot of people don't have common sense before they request 911."

AND IT'S BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THAT ANDERSON DECIDED TO CREATE A WEBSITE - CHARLOTTE COUNTY E-911 - SIMPLY TO INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THE SERVICE IS FOR… AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF MISUISING IT.

"Of course, it takes up the time and resources of our dispatchers."

Richard Rittenhouse, Punta Gorda "That takes calls away from other people… that are more important… they tie up the line, they're just hurting other people."

BOTH WOMEN HAVE BONDED OUT OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL - THEY FACE A CHARGE OF MISUSING THE COUNTY'S 911 SYSTEM.

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FL GUN SCHOOL-SS


A SOUTH FLORIDA TEEN IS IN JAIL TONIGHT -- ACCUSED OF BRINGING AN ASSAULT RIFLE TO SCHOOL.

MIRIMAR POLICE ARRESTED THE 19-YEAR OLD AFTER THEY FOUND THE GUN IN HIS CAR IN THE PAKRING LOT.

POLICE SAY THEY ALSO FOUND TWO FULLY-LOADED MAGAZINES CONTAINING 60 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION. Return to index of stories...


FL CAR INTO POND-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT, POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A FLORIDA MOM WHO DROWNED AFTER SHE CRASHED INTO A RETENTION POND.

THE WOMAN FRANTICALLY CALLED HER HUSBAND AS HER CAR BEGAN TO SINK.

SHE TOLD HIM SOMEONE HAD DRIVEN HER OFF THE ROAD. Return to index of stories...


FL CAR INTO POND-SOTVO


Brandon Wolfe/Husband

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"She was hysterical, crying, almost hyperventilating"

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"I could hear something in the background and it sounded like water and the

phone went dead."

POLICE SAY THE WOMAN ALSO CALLED 911 -- BUT THE LINE WENT DEAD AND IT TOOK THEM AN HOUR TO FIND HER.

TURNS OUT -- SHE CRASHED JUST ONE MILE FROM HER APARTMENT.

POLICE HOPE TO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS WILL SHED LIGHT ON THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


SANDUSKY WIFE-SOTVO


THE WIFE OF FORMER PENN STATE FOOTBALL COACH AND CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTOR JERRY SANDUSKY IS SPEAKING OUT -- FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE SCANDAL UNFOLDED.

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"I have known Jerry for 38 years. We have been married for 37. We've always been truthful with each other and he is not guilty of these horrific crimes that he's being charged with."

DOTTIE SANDUSKY SAT DOWN WITH NBC'S MATT LAUER FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.

SHE DEFENDED HER HUSBAND --

AND TALKED ABOUT THE CHANGES SHE'S SEEN SINCE HE'S BEEN IN PRISON.

YOU CAN SEE THE FULL INTERVIEW TOMORROW MORNING ON THE TODAY SHOW --

RIGHT AFTER NBC 2 -- NEWS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 7-VO-WIPE


A FRIEND OF OSCAR PISTORIUS TESTIFIED TODAY THAT THE OLYMPIC TRACK STAR WAS CARELESS WITH GUNS.

HE SAID PISTORIOUS FIRED A GUN IN PUBLIC TWICE BEFORE HIS MURDER ARREST --

ONCE OUT OF A SUNROOF AFTER A RUN-IN WITH THE COPS -- AND ONCE IN A BUSY RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL DAY 7-SOTVO


Voice of: Darren James Fresco/Friend of Oscar Pistorius

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instantly, he passed the weapon back to me under the table and he said, 'please, there's too much media-hype around me at the moment. Please, can you take the rap for it.'"

THE RESTAURANT SHOOTING HAPPENED ABOUT A MONTH BEFORE REEVA STEENKAMP'S DEATH.

PISTORIOUS SAYS HE KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND BECAUSE HE MISTOOK HER FOR A BURGLAR. Return to index of stories...


BRIDGE SCANDAL-VO-WIPE


A PIVOTAL DAY IN THE INVESTIGATION INTO NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE AND THE SO-CALLED "BRIDGEGATE."

TWO FORMER AIDES ARE ACCUSED OF SHUTTING DOWN THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE -- CAUSING MASSIVE TRAFFIC JAMS -- AS POLITICAL PAYBACK.

NOW -- A LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE WANTS THEM TO TURN OVER KEY DOCUMENTS --

BUT THEY CLAIM THAT'S A VIOLATION OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. Return to index of stories...


BRIDGE SCANDAL-SOTVO


Richard Schar - NJ Legislative Committee Attorney

"The bottom line is the cost of being a public employee is that the records that she has whether in her personnel possession now or otherwise that deal with state issues are not protected by the fifth amendment.

Kevin Marino - Bill Stepien's Attorney

"You cannot go to a person who is in the zone of incrimination and ask him to incriminate himself."

GOVERNOR CHRISITE CLAIMS HE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE ALLEGED PLOT. Return to index of stories...


EDISON COLLEGE TASK FORCE-VO-WIPE


EDISON STATE COLLEGE IS ABOUT TO UNDERGO SOME BIG CHANGES AND SCHOOL LEADERS WANT TO CAPITALIZE ON THAT.

A TASK FORCE MET TODAY TO BUILD ON THE SCHOOL'S NEW BRAND.

THIS SUMMER -- THE SCHOOL IS SET TO CHANGE ITS NAME TO FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

THEN, NEXT FALL -- THE SCHOOL WILL HAVE SPORTS TEAMS AGAIN.

STUDENTS TELL US THEY'RE EXCITED. Return to index of stories...


EDISON COLLEGE TASK FORCE-SOTVO


Andrea Weidemeyer, Freshman

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"It gets you more involved in school. Like, Edison. Nobody's connected at Edison like FGCU, Everyone's connected because they get to go to sports games together."

YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE EDISON STATE LEADERS REACHING OUT TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY.

THE COLLEGE IS ALSO TARGETING OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS WITH A NEW NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN. Return to index of stories...


FL TIME CHANGE-VO


WE RESET OUR CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR.

BUT WHAT IF WE WERE ALWAYS ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?

THAT'S WHAT ONE FLORIDA LAWMAKER IS PROPOSING.

THE TAMPA DEMOCRAT THINKS IT WOULD BOOST TOURISM -- GIVING PEOPLE MORE DAYLIGHT TO SHOP, EAT AND SPEND MONEY.

RIGHT NOW -- ARIZONA AND HAWAII ARE THE ONLY STATES THAT DON'T CHANGE THEIR CLOCKS.

A RECENT SURVEY FOUND ONLY 37-PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK IT'S WORTH THE HASSLE. Return to index of stories...


FL PELICANS RELEASED-trx VOTOPS


FOUR PELICANS TAKE FLIGHT IN SOUTHEAST FLORIDA -- AFTER BEING NURSED BACK TO HEALTH.

ONE AT A TIME, THE BIRDS TOOK THEIR FIRST STEPS BACK INTO THE WILD IN DANIA BEACH.

WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY THE BROWN PELICANS GOT TANGLED IN FISHING LINE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


DID THE CIA VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION?

TODAY -- A TOP SENATOR LASHED OUT AGAINST THE AGENCY ON CAPITOL HILL.

WHY SOME SAY THIS LATEST POLITICAL FIRESTORM MAY CHANGE THE FUTURE OF OUR GOVERNMENT.

CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORS SAY A VACANT HOME ISN'T JUST AN EYESORE --

IT'S A HEALTH HAZARD.

WHAT WE FOUND WHEN WE STOPPED BY TODAY --

AND WHAT'S CHANGED SINCE THEN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) CIA CONGRESS-VO


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TZ1 B) CAPE OVERGROWN LOT


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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CIA CONGRESS SEARCH-trx OC


QUESTIONS TONIGHT ABOUT WHETHER THE CIA CAN BE TRUSTED.

SENATORS SAY THE AGENCY VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION -- BY INTERFERING WITH A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION.

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


CIA CONGRESS SEARCH-PKG


IN AN UNCHARACTERISTIC DISPLAY OF FRUSTRATION.

SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN. LASHED OUT AT THE CIA.

SHE'S ACCUSING THE AGENCY OF SEARCHING CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE COMPUTERS.

USED IN AN INVESTIGATION INTO CIA INTERROGATION TACTICS DURING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.

Chairman-Senate Intelligence Committee:15-:26

"I have grave concerns that the CIA's search may well have violated the separation of

powers and principles embodied in the constitution."

CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN IS DENYING THE ALLEGATIONS.

"We wouldn't do that. That's, you know, BEYOND the scope of reason."

THE ESCALATING BATTLE CENTERS AROUND A LONG INVESTIGATION INTO HARSH INTERROGATION TACTICS LIKE WATER-BOARDING.

A PRACTICE ENDED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA.

THE CIA AGREED TO GIVE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ACCESS TO SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS.

BUT FEINSTEIN SAYS THE AGENCY WENT BACK ON ITS WORD.

TOM FITTON FIGHTS FOR GOVERNMENT INTEGRITY.

"My guess is this is just the tip of the iceberg about what really went on."

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS NOW INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE CRIMINAL ACTIONS.

AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS DISTANCING ITSELF FROM THE ISSUE.

"After all - this is an investigation into practices the president strongly opposed."

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT HAS CONFIDENCE IN DIRECTOR BRENNAN AND THE C.I.A.AND IS

COMMITTED. TO FINDING OUT WHAT HAPPENED.

SEN. JOHN MC-CAIN IS SUGGESTING AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION MAY ALSO BE NEEDED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE C-I-A OVER STEPPED ITS AUTHORITY.

DANIELLE LEIGH, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. Return to index of stories...


CLIMATE TALKATHON-NATSVO-WIPE


MORE THAN TWO DOZEN DEMOCRATIC SENATORS PULLED AN ALL-NIGHTER -- TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.

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"It's time for Congress to wake up and to tackle this issue."

"Climate Change is real. It's here."

THERE WAS NO LEGISLATION COMING UP FOR A VOTE.

DEMOCRATS SAY THEY JUST WANTED TO RAISE AWARENESS ON AN IMPORTANT ISSUE.

BUT REPUBLICANS ARGUE IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME -- A POLITICAL STUNT AIMED AT IMPRESSING A WEALTHY DONOR. Return to index of stories...


CLIMATE TALKATHON-SOTVO


Rick Klein/Political Analyst

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"Notice that it's a talkathon not an actionathon. The Democrats run the Senate. If they thought such a winner of an issue, such an urgent political issue, they could schedule a vote. They could bring it to the Senate floor. The fact is they know they don't have the votes."

THIS WAS THE 36TH ALL-NIGHTER IN SENATE HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


SNAKES --

RACCOONS --

RATS.

SOME PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CAPE CORAL CLAIM THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD FEELS MORE LIKE A JUNGLE!

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT OFFICIALS JUST DID WITHIN THE LAST HOUR -- TO HELP CLEAN UP THE PROPERTY.

PLUS --

A FAMILY HELD HOSTAGE -- BY THEIR CAT!

THEIR INCREDIBLE CALL TO 9-1-1. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) CAPE OVERGROWN LOT-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) CAT ATTACKS FAMILY-VO


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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 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...


BOOTH ALERT-trx FDOT


Vehicle Crash COLLIER I-75NB x UNKNOWN ROADBLOCK

This is currently up on FDOT Cams. Traffic is starting to back up in the area. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trx SSTOPS (2), E-AniBX


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN ONE SOUTHEAST CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD SAY IT'S JUST ONE OF MANY SNAKES COMING FROM AN ABANDONED HOUSE OFF OF 16TH PLACE.

NEIGHBORS SAY THE HOUSE ISN'T JUST AN EYESORE -- IT'S A HEALTH HAZARD.

NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS THERE AND GEORGE --

THERE HAS BEEN A SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IN THE LAST HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL OVERGROWN LOTS-LIVEU1-RTR1


ITS NOT JUST SNAKES.

NEIGHBORS SAY RATS AND RACCOONS ARE ALSO A PROBLEM

TODAY -- WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND THE CITY IS AWARE OF THE CONCERNS

IT'S ULTIMATELY UP THE OWNERS OF THIS PROPERTY TO CLEAN IT --

AND AS IN MOST CASES OF BLIGHT IT'S EASIER SAID THAN DONE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL OVERGROWN LOTS-BNR-PKG


OVERGROWN AND UNRULY

JUST SOME OF THE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS HOUSE OFF SOUTHEAST 16TH PLACE IN CAPE CORAL.

33:08 "The grass could be in the summertime up past my knees" Victoria Padgham

VICTORIA PADGHAM LIVES NEXT DOOR AND TELLS US LATELY THE GRASS IS JUST ONE OF MANY GROWING CONCERNS.

33:16 "It's creating rats and snakes and they all seem to wanting to be coming over to my house now." Padgham

PADGHAM SNAPPED THIS PICTURE OF ONE THE PESTS.

SHE SAYS THESE THREAT HAVE BEEN ONGOING FOR ALMOST A YEAR.

"I'm concerned about health issues, because that. Biting my cat, or one of us."

TODAY NBC2 LEARNED THE PROPERTY OWNER DIED A YEAR AGO.

ACCORDING TO CITY RECORDS IT WAS LEFT IN TRUST.

IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR- A SUBSIDIARY OF ONEWEST BANK NOTIFIED CAPE CORAL THAT THE HOUSE WOULD BE LISTED IN THE CITY'S FORECLOSURE REGISTRY.

IN THE MEANTIME- CITY CREWS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON UP-KEEP.

39:20 "They mowed the grass probably three months ago." Helen Nichols

BUT NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR HELEN NICHOLS SAYS ITS NOT ENOUGH.

"Rats, yes, because I had one come in my house" Nichols

WE REACHED OUT TO ONEWEST BANK WHO HAS A LIEN ON THE PROPERTY.

REPRESENTATIVES ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND SAY THEY'RE WORKING ON ISSUES.

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CAPE CORAL OVERGROWN LOTS-LIVEU1-RTR1


CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT HAS BILLED ONEWEST FOR THE LAWN SERVICE-

TO DATE -- THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED PAYMENT

CAPE CORAL TELLS US THE BEST THING HOMEOWNERS WHO LIVE NEXT TO SIMILAR SITUATIONS CAN DO IS BE PATIENT AS THE CASE WORKS ITS WAY THROUGH THE CITY'S FORECLOSURE SYSTEM.

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FL SKYDIVER PLANE FOLO-VO


WE SHOWED YOU THE INCREDIBLE PICTURES.

TONIGHT -- WE HAVE THE FIRST "VIDEO" OF A COLLISION BETWEEN A SKYDIVER AND A SMALL NEAR TAMPA.

THE IMPACT IS BLOCKED BY A TREE --

BUT YOU CAN SEE THE PLANE TAKE A NOSE DIVE.

THE SKYDIVER WAS FLUNG TO THE GROUND.

MIRACULOUSLY -- BOTH ONLY SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


MAN SETS SELF ON FIRE-trx VOTOPS


TALK ABOUT BAD KARMA --

POLICE SAY A TEXAS MAN SET HIMSELF ON FIRE WHILE TRYING TO TORCH SOMEONE ELSE'S CAR.

YOU CAN SEE --

THE MAN LIGHT A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL AND THEN, HE PUTS IT ON THE GROUND AND TRIES TO BREAK THE CAR'S WINDOWS.

BUT HE STEPPED ON THE FIRE BOMB.

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR HIM. Return to index of stories...


ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE


A DRAMATIC RESCUE CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

AN INJURED ROCK CLIMBER PULLED TO SAFETY BY CREWS RAPELLING FROM A BLACKHAWK HELICOPTER.

THE MAN WAS CLIMBING WITH FRIENDS IN NORTH CAROLINA WHEN HE FELL NEARLY 50 FEET, BOUNCED OFF A LEDGE AND THEN, LANDED ON ANOTHER. Return to index of stories...


ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE-SOTVO


Capt. Chris Hendricks/Gaston County EMS

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"The ledge was small, there was barely enough room for all three of us."

Capt. Maurice Taylor/Charlotte Fire Dept.

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"This is what we train for. We developed a plan in the back of the helicopter, and then we executed that plan."

IT TOOK CREWS MORE THAN AN HOUR TO REACH THE MAN.

HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL -- WITH SEVERAL BROKEN BONES. Return to index of stories...


CAT ATTACKS FAMILY-VO-WIPE


A 22-POUND CAT HELD ITS OWNERS HOSTAGE -- FORCING THEM TO CALL 9-1-1.

1:15

Caller: "And we're trapped in our bedroom. He won't let us out of our door."

Caller: "He's at our door, bedroom door.

Operator: "One moment, okay?"

Caller: "Do you hear him screaming?"

Operator: "Yeah, yeah, I hear him."

THIS STARTED WHEN THE COUPLE'S 7-MONTH OLD SON PULLED THE CAT'S TAIL.

THE CAT CLAWED HIM IN THE FOREHEAD AND THE DAD KICKED IT AWAY FROM THE BABY.

THAT'S WHEN THE CAT WENT WILD. Return to index of stories...


CAT ATTACKS FAMILY-SOTVO


Teresa Barker/Cat's Owner

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"It's only funny when it's not happening to you. When this happens to you,

I assure you, you will do the same things.

ANIMAL CONTROL MANAGED TO CORRAL THE CAT.

RIGHT NOW -- THE FAMILY STILL PLANS TO KEEP THE CAT. Return to index of stories...


FL DAD FORGETS KID-VO


A MIAMI MARLINS FAN PROBABLY WON'T BE NAMED "FATHER OF THE YEAR."

TAKE A LOOK --

HE LET GO OF HIS KID'S WAGON AT A SPRING TRAINING GAME IN PORT SAINT LUCIE TO TRY AND CATCH A HOME RUN BALL AND THE WAGON STARTED ROLLING DOWN THE HILL.

THE DAD MISSED THE BALL.

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TEASE THREE-2SHOT


A LOCAL LAWMAKERS WITHDRAWALS A BILL AIMED TO KEEP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM RESTRICTING GUNS

AND HE TELLS NBC 2 **SUPPORTERS ARE TO BLAME.

THAT STORY NEXT AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-VO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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TOSS TO MATT-2SHOT


BILL AIMED TO KEEP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM RESTRICTING GUNS IN FLORIDA IS OFF THE TABLE.

AND AS NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT SHOWS US --

REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE FROM CAPE CORAL SAYS ITS SUPPORTERS ARE TO BLAME. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-PLASMA


CAPE CORAL REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE INTRODUCED THE "SECOND AMENDEMENT PRESERVATON ACT" IN JANUARY.

NOW HE'S SAYING A GRASSROOTS GROUP WENT TOO FAR IN TRYING TO DRUM UP SUPPORT. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-BNR-PKG


LIKE MANY GUN OWNERS-

ED KIRK IS A STRONG BELIEVER IN AMERICANS' RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.

AND WORRIES THAT RIGHT COULD BE TAKEN AWAY.

IT'S WHY STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE SPONSORED A BILL BANNING POLICE FROM ENFORCING FEDERAL GUN LAWS -- OR FACE FIRING.

BUT EAGLE WITHDREW THE BILL LAST MONTH.

HE SAYS HE COULDN'T FIND A SENATE SPONSOR BEACUSE A GRASSROOTS GROUP BACKING THE BILL THREATENED HIM AND OTHERS.

THE GROUP -- CALLED THE FLORIDA CITIZENS' ALLIANCE -- THEN POSTED THIS PICTURE OF EAGLE ON ITS WEB SITE.

AND CHECK OUT THE ACCOMPANYING HEADLINE -- "EAGLE CRASHES AND BURNS YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS."

CO-FOUNDER KEITH FLAUGH DEFENDED THE GROUP'S ACTIONS.

HE SAYS GROUP LEADERS MET WITH DOZENS OF LAWMAKERS IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY.

AND HE WAS ONLY AWARE OF ONE RECENT EMAIL THAT CROSSED THE LINE --

BUT HE WOULDN'T SAY WHAT WAS IN IT.

WHILE EAGLE STILL SUPPORTS THE CAUSE. HE SAYS THE TACTICS NEEDS TO CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE GUN BILL-PLASMA


EAGLE COULD NOT PROVIDE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF THREATENING CORRESPONDENCE FROM CONSTITUENTS.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TELL NBC2 THEY DON'T THINK THE LAW WOULD IMPACT CURRENT OPERATIONS.

BUT RATHER APPEARS AIMED AT FENDING OFF FEDERAL GUN RESTRICTTIONS.

MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL IS CLOSED --

INDEFINETLY --

NEXT AT SIX --

WHAT N-B-C TWO UNCOVERED ABOUT HEALTH SCARE --

PLUS --

A COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER IS TOUTING A PLAN THAT COULD COST TAX PAYERS MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS.

THE NEWS AT SIX IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...