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YACHT UPDATE-TRX VOTOPS OBX COUPLE IN GARBAGE-PKG
YACHT UPDATE-REM LIVE VO COUPLE IN GARBAGE-OC
STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
MISSING PLANE-TRX EBOX TOPS TZ4 A) BREAKFAST WARS-VO
MISSING PLANE-PKG TZ4 B) DIET BALLOON-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2 SHOT WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
TZ1 A) MEGA CHURCH HEIST-VO BBMANN WAR HORSE-SOTVO TOPS
TZ1 B) SAFER AMMO-VOTOPS BREAKFAST WARS-TRX EBOX TOPS
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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL DIET BALLOON-VO PLASMA
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SAFER AMMO-PKG NICOTIINE PATCHES AND PREGNANT WOMEN-VO
FORDS BOAT HOUSE-VO ILLEGAL SEX TRADE-VO
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT FARM ANIMALS RESCUED-NATS VO
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GM INVESTIGATION-TRX VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
NEW CAR AFFORDABILITY-VO A) COLORADO CAR JACKING-VO
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NY BULDING BLAST-TRX SAT OR VO TOPS


Two people are dead, 20 are hurt and others are missing after two buildings collapsed following an apparent explosion that rattled upper Manhattan and shattered windows with a blast that could be felt blocks away, sources say.

The two five-story buildings at the northwest corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem collapsed around 9:30 a.m., sources tell NBC 4 New York. FDNY says 16 to 20 people are injured, and two people have been killed.

City officials said the buildings are destroyed. The cause of the apparent explosion is not known, but Con Edison told NBC 4 New York a resident in a nearby building called the utility minutes before the explosion, reporting a strong smell of gas that seemed to be coming from outside.

Smoke billowed into Central Park and could be seen from miles away in midtown, and New Yorkers said they felt rumbles as far away as 150th Street. Closer to the collapse, groceries were knocked from store shelves and debris floated through the air. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-TRX VO TC MON


DEVELOPING AT NOON -

AN NBC2 UPDATE FOR YOU ON THE CLEAN-UP AT DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL.

RIGHT NOW - CREWS ARE WORKING TO RID A DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE FROM A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MIDDLE SCHOOL.

RIGHT NOW, E-P-A AGENTS, HEALTH OFFICIALS, AND SCHOOL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION AT DESOTO MIDDLE.

MONDAY, A STUDENT BROUGHT MERCURY TO CAMPUS.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE IN ARCADIA AT NOON WITH DEVELOPING DETAILS.

STEVE? Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-REM LIVE


CREWS MUST RIP CARPETS UP AMONG MANY THINGS TO GET RID OF THIS HAZARDOUS LIQUID.

WE KNOW THEY'VE ISOLATED THE MERCURY TO 6 ROOMS - MOSTLY IN THE 8TH GRADE WING. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-VOWIPE


THIS MORNING -

WE SAW PARENTS DROPPING OFF THEIR CHILDREN'S CLOTHING AND SHOES TO BE TESTED FOR THE ELEMENT.

EPA AGENTS USE READERS TO SCAN THE MATERIALS FOR ANY TRACES OF MERCURY.

AT THIS POINT -

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANY POISONING.

THAT ISN'T STOPPING THE DESOTO SCHOOL DISTRICT FROM TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH SOME STUDENTS THIS MORNING - WHO SAY THEY CAN'T BELIEVE A FELLOW STUDENT BROUGHT THIS TO CLASS. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-SOTVO


ALEX TAVERA, 7TH GRADE STUDENT

"Have you been scared, nervous?" "Nervous." "Why?" "It's a dangerous poison, especially for a school where there's a lot of kids, there could be serious stuff happening around."

WE'VE LEARNED THIS ALL BEGAN -

WHEN A MIDDLE SCHOOLER FOUND THE MERCURY AT HOME AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COOL TO SHOW OFF.

HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN TO THE STUDENT'S HOME.

THEY FOUND SUCH HIGH LEVELS OF MERCURY THE WHOLE FAMILY NEEDED TO LEAVE UNTIL THAT HOUSE CAN BE CLEANED UP. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-REM LIVE


PARENTS DO HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE LATER TODAY - TO HAVE CLOTHING TESTED FOR MERCURY.

THEY CAN COME TO THE BUS LOOP FROM 4 TO 6 THIS AFTERNOON WITH EVERYTHING IN A SEALED PLASTIC BAG.

WE'RE AWAITING ANOTHER UPDATE FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THIS AFTERNOON.

THEY ARE DECIDING ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS - WHEN THIS CAMPUS CAN REOPEN FOR CLASSES.

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ABUSED DOGS-TRX VO PLASMA


TWO DOGS IN TWO SEPARATE CASES,

FOUND STARVING AND NEAR DEATH IN LEE COUNTY.

NOW THEIR OWNERS ARE FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES.

NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE AT LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES WITH THE DETAILS.

MATT -- HOW ARE THESE DOGS DOING TODAY? Return to index of stories...


ABUSED DOGS-LIVE U


THEY'RE DOING BETTER NOW THAN THEY WERE WHEN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS FOUND THEM WITHIN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

WE WANT TO WARN YOU THAT THE PICTURES WE'RE ABOUT TO SHOW ARE TOUGH TO LOOK AT. Return to index of stories...


ABUSED DOGS-VO


TAKE A LOOK AT "CHINA" --

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS FOUND HER TETHERED IN THE FRONT YARD OF A NORTH FORT MYERS HOUSE IN FEBRUARY.

SHE WEIGHED JUST 23 POUNDS. AND HAD RECENTLY GIVEN BIRTH.

ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS MOM AND PUPPIES SUFFERED FROM WORMS AND LACK OF FOOD FOR WEEKS.

THEN LAST WEEK -- OFFICERS DISCOVERED AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER "BELLA" ROAMING NEAR HER OWNER'S HOME IN LEHIGH ACRES. Return to index of stories...


ABUSED DOGS-SOT SS


RIA BROWN

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES

20:01 you're just horrified and it seems to be unexplainable how someone could look at an animal and watch it starve to death for weeks and months on end. 20::1

BOTH DOG OWNERS FACE ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES -- AND FACE JAIL TIME AND 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINES.

CHINA'S OWNER IS BILLY DOUGLAS.

BELLA'S OWNER IS GERRI AUSTILE. Return to index of stories...


ABUSED DOGS-LIVE U


WE'VE LEARNED THIS TINY MICROCHIP HELPED AUTHORITIES TRACK DOWN BELLA'S OWNER.

BELLA HAD BEEN TO DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES BEFORE -- AND ALL DOGS RECEIVE THIS CHIP.

TODAY BOTH DOGS ARE BEING NURSED BACK TO HEALTH.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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NEW VIDEO OF A PINE ISLAND MAN IN COURT - GOING BEFORE A JUDGE AFTER A SIX-HOUR STAND-OFF WITH SWAT TEAMS, TUESDAY MORNING.

NBC2 ON SCENE FOR THAT.

DEPUTIES SAY DUANE WYATT BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE HIS HOUSE, AFTER HOLDING A MAN AT GUNPOINT.

WYATT IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND BATTERY.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT WYATT HAS LIVED IN LEE COUNTY FOR 12 YEARS.

HE DOES HAVE A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INCLUDING RESISTING ARREST AND ASSAULT.

HE IS NOW HELD ON 135 DOLLARS BOND AND IS UNDER DIRECT SUPERVISION.

THE VICTIM IN THE STANDOFF IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


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THE INVESTIGATION TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED A YACHT TO CATCH FIRE LAST WEEK IS UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW.

THE BOAT WENT UP IN FLAMES AND SANK OFF SANIBEL TWO MONDAYS AGO.

THIS WEEK CREWS RECOVERED THE BOAT AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO SHORE.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS AT FORT MYERS BEACH AS INVESTIGATORS LOOK OVER WHAT'S LEFT OF THE BOAT.

WHAT DO YOU SEE CHARLIE?? Return to index of stories...


YACHT UPDATE-REM LIVE VO


IM AT GULF MARINE WAYS A BOAT YARD RIGHT NEXT TO KELLY BROTHER's LANDING YARD.

THIS IS WHERE SALVAGE CREWS BROUGHT THE YACHT WHICH SANK LAST WEEK.

AND THIS MORNING INVESTIGATORS ARE OUT LOOKING ATTHE DAMAGE.

TAKE A LOOK - YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE IN WHITE ZIP UP SUITS LIKE YOU'D SEE

AT HAZ MAT SCENE.

WE'RE GETTING A GOOD LOOK AT HOW BURNT THIS BOAT IS.

WE'VE SEEN PEOPLE FROM F-w-C AND THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE HERE

TAKING PICTURES AND GOING UP AND DOWN IN THE BOAT.

THEY'RE TRYING TO FOND OUT WHAT CAUSED THIS BOAT TO CATCH FIRE LAST WEEK.

BOTH PEOPLE ON BOARD ESCAPED.

COUNT ON US TO STAY ON TOP OF ANY DEVELOPMENTS WITH THIS INVESTIGATION.

LIVE AT FMB CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD


STOCKS WERE ALL LOWER IN EARLY TRADING.

BUT THE LOSSES WERE MODEST COMPARED WITH THE DECLINES IN EUROPE AND ASIA.

STOCKS HAVE DRIFTED LOWER THIS WEEK,

WITH LITTLE ECONOMIC OR CORPORATE NEWS TO SET THE TONE.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


MISSING PLANE-TRX EBOX TOPS


NOW TO THE LATEST ON THAT MISSING PASSENGER PLANE.

MALAYSIAN OFFICIALS ARE STUMPED - AND NOW SAY THEY'RE NOT SURE WHERE TO LOOK FOR THE MISSING 7-77, THAT WENT OFF RADAR FIVE DAYS AGO - 239 PEOPLE ON BOARD.

MILITARY SCANNERS SHOW THE AIRCRAFT MADE A TURN BEFORE IT DISAPPEARED.

AND COULD HAVE ENDED UP HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM THE SEARCH AREA.

KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


KEIR SIMMONS REPORTING.

MORE THAN A HALF MILLION DOLLARS STOLEN.

AND NOT FROM A BANK, OR A BUSINESS, BUT A CHURCH.

THIEVES HIT THE MEGA CHURCH WHERE JOEL OSTEEN PREACHES.

THE THEFT HAS SOME MEMBERS WONDERING IF THEIR PRIVATE INFORMATION WAS STOLEN DURING THE HEIST.

AND THIS.

nats of gunfire

SAFER AMMUNITION COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE IN A HOSTAGE SITUATION.

POLICE IN OHIO PUT NEW BULLETS TO THE TEST.

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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


MEGA CHURCH HEIST-2 SHOT


NOW TO A ROBBERY AT AMERICA'S LARGEST MEGA-CHURCH.

SOMEONE CRACKED OPEN THE SAFE AT JOEL OSTEEN'S "LAKEWOOD" CONGREGATION IN HOUSTON.

THAT PERSON MADE OFF WITH 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DONATIONS.

RYAN OWENS HAS THE DETAILS ON THIS SHOCKING HEIST. Return to index of stories...


MEGA CHURCH HEIST-PKG


quick nat from oceans 11

THE HUGE HEIST IS A HOLLYWOOD STAPLE.

IN OCEANS 11, CLOONEY AND THE GUYS RIPPED OFF CASINOS.

more nats from movie

IN "THE TOWN", THE BOSTON BOYS TARGETED BANKS.

nat from the town

BUT A CHURCH? A HOLY HEIST ON THE SABBATH?! COME ON.

SOT Stephanie Macias

It's awful to hear that someone would actually do that to a church

POLICE SAY SOMEONE BROKE THAT 'DO NOT STEAL' COMMANDMENT--BIG TIME.

RIPPING OFF 600 THOUSAND DOLLARS--A MEGA JACKPOT FROM AMERICA'S ULTIMATE

MEGA-CHURCH---LAKEWOOD IN HOUSTON.

nat of Joel preaching: God puts people in our path so we can brighten their

day

THE CHURCH IS HOME TO TELEVANGELIST JOEL OSTEEN. FORTY THOUSAND ATTEND HIS

SERVICES EVERY WEEK, PEOPLE FROM MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES WATCH ON TV.

GFX #1

HOUSTON POLICE SAY SOMEONE STOLE 400,000 DOLLARS IN CHECKS AND 200,000 IN

COLD HARD CASH GATHERED FROM THE COLLECTION PLATE. THE HAUL-- FROM JUST A

SINGLE WEEKEND-- LIFTED AFTER BEING PUT IN THE CHURCH'S SAFE RIGHT AFTER

SUNDAY SERVICES.

GFX #2:

COPS SAY THE DOUGH WAS SWIPED BETWEEN 2:30 SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND 8:30 MONDAY

MORNING WHEN A SECURITY OFFICER DISCOVERED THE SAFE EMPTY. WAS IT AN

INSIDE JOB? CHURCH EMPLOYEES WONDER.

SOT Brad Duryea

"Someone would had to observed for awhile and paid attention I think."

SOME CHURCH MEMBERS WROTE THEIR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS ON ENVELOPES PLACED IN

THE COLLECTION PLATES SO THIS MORNING, JOEL OSTEEN IS WARNING MEMBERS TO

WATCH THEIR ACCOUNTS. AS FOR THE MEGA-CHURCH, IT WILL BE FINE--ALL THAT

MONEY IS INSURED. WHICH MIGHT MAKE FORGIVENESS A TAD EASIER.

Joel:

"Can you say Amen today. AMEN!" Return to index of stories...


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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.

"More clouds with a few showers"

After a stretch of beautiful weather across Southwest Florida, some changes will take place today as a disturbance crosses the Gulf of Mexico. This system will increase the cloud cover, while bringing in a small rain chance for today.

Through the afternoon, expect a mix of clouds and sun with a few showers developing across the area. Despite the clouds, daytime highs will manage to climb into the lower 80s, with upper 70s across our beaches and coastal locations.

During the evening, a stray shower or two will be possible with the passing of a cold front. Overnight, expect clouds to decrease as cooler and drier weather settles down the peninsula. Temperatures by dawn will range from the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Dry high pressure will follow the front, which will result in a sunnier Thursday. Daytime highs will be unseasonably cool as they max out in the lower half of the 70s with a breezy northerly wind. We're in store for a late winter chill as temperatures dip into the middle to upper 40s by early Friday morning. Sunny skies will close out the work week and gradual warming trend will commence as we head into the weekend with afternoon highs returning to the lower 80s. Another dose of rain remains in the forecast for early next week. Return to index of stories...


SAFER AMMO-VO PLASMA


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

ALL IN THE NAME OF SAFETY.

POLICE IN OHIO ARE TESTING OUT NEW AMMO,

DESIGNED TO TAKE OUT SUSPECTS DURING HOSTAGE SITUATIONS,

WITHOUT HURTING THE HOSTAGE.

MAUREEN KOCOT REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SAFER AMMO-PKG


AT THE OHIO PEACE OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY,

COLUMBUS POLICE SWAT SNIPERS.

ARE TESTING NEW AMMUNITION

AGAINST BULLET RESISTANT GLASS.

"You see commonly at gas stations and banks."

THE MAN IN THE TARGET PHOTO REPRESENTS THE GUNMAN.THE FEMALE IS THE HOSTAGE. SWAT OFFICERS SAY THE GOAL IS ALWAYS TO KEEP INNOCENT PEOPLE FROM GETTING HURT.

"We consider that every scenario.every scene. Every one's different."

BUT WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN POLICE FIRE A REGULAR BULLET THROUGH THE GLASS. THE GUNMAN IS KILLED, BUT THE HOSTAGE IS HURT, TOO, PEPPERED BY BULLET FRAGMENTS.

"Yeah, you hit her. Here. Here."

WHEN SWAT TESTS THE GLASS BUSTER.THE HOSTAGE IS UNHARMED.

"You didn't get any fragmentation on her from the glass. That's pretty sweet."

WATCH AGAIN IN SLOW MOTION. THE GLASS BUSTER PIERCES THE GLASS WITHOUT SHATTERING IT.THEN STAYS INTACT UNTIL IT MEETS THE INTENDED TARGET. AND THE SAME CONCEPT.

APPLIES TO CARS.

"SWAT snipers say they have the firepower and precision to take out a gunman in a car, but a hostage in the passenger seat runs the risk of being injured by bullets and glass fragments."

OFFICERS SAY IF THE AMMO PASSES TESTING IT COULD SOON HELP SNIPERS ELIMINATE THE BAD GUYS.AND KEEP INNOCENT BYSTANDERS OUT OF HARM'S WAY. Return to index of stories...


FORDS BOAT HOUSE-VO


MAUREEN KOCOT REPORTING.

A NEW RESTAURANT MOVES INTO THE OLD 'KC'S RIVERSTOP' IN CAPE CORAL.

THIS IS THE 'BOATHOUSE TIKI BAR AND GRILL' AT THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB.

IT'S THE LATEST VENTURE FROM THE GUYS BEHIND "FORD'S GARAGE AND "THE FIRESTONE" RESTAURANT.

THE GROUP WAS ABLE TO LEASE THE PROPERTY FROM THE CITY FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS.

THE 'BOATHOUSE' IS SLATED TO OPEN IN MID-APRIL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


HOW FAST DO YOU READ?

WOULD YOU READ MORE BOOKS, IF IT DIDN'T TAKE YOU AS LONG?

NBC2 HAS A MUST SEE STORY FOR YOU.

A NEW APP LETS YOU CRANK OUT ONE THOUSAND WORDS PER MINUTE!

WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT WORKS,

AND IF IT'S EVEN PRACTICAL. Return to index of stories...


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GM INVESTIGATION-TRX VO


NOW TO THE LATEST IN AN INVESTIGATION INTO GENERAL MOTORS.

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW STEPPED IN, AFTER G-M REPORTEDLY FAILED TO ADDRESS DEADLY SAFETY PROBLEMS IN SOME OF IT'S CARS.

GM IS ACCUSED OF HOLDING THE INFORMATION FOR 10 YEARS,

FINALLY ISSUING A RECALL LAST MONTH.

THE NON-CRIMINAL PROBE BY FEDERAL PROSECUTORS WILL MOST LIKELY CENTER ON WHETHER G-M FAILED TO COMPLY WITH LAW THAT REQUIRES A TIMELY DISCLOSURE OF VEHICLE DEFECTS.

THE PROBE IS ALSO A LARGER LOOK AT GM'S HANDLING OF FAULTY IGNITION SWITCHES, LINKED TO 31 CRASHES AND 13 DEATHS. Return to index of stories...


NEW CAR AFFORDABILITY-VO


NEW TODAY,

A SHINY NEW CAR MAY BE OUT OF REACH FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.

A NEW REPORT LOOKED AT MEDIAN-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN THE NATION'S 25 LARGEST METRO AREAS.

IN ONLY ONE AREA. WASHINGTON DC. COULD PEOPLE WITH AN AVERAGE INCOME AFFORD A NEW VEHICLE.

MOST NEW CARS AND TRUCKS NOW COST 32-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE MAIN REASONS PEOPLE AREN'T BUYING -

THE DOWN PAYMENT, FINANCING, AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR GROSS INCOME. Return to index of stories...


SPEED READING APP-2 SHOT


HOW DOES THIS SOUND.

A NEW APP MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO READ ONE THOUSAND WORDS PER MINUTE!

BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS, HOW MUCH CAN YOU REALLY COMPREHEND AND RETAIN, AT THAT LIGHTNING-FAST PACE?

SAMUEL BURKE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


SPEED READING APP-TRX PKG


SPEED READING IS SUPPOSED TO BE FAST, NOW IT'S TAKING OFF LIKE A BULLET.

WHEN WE READ, OUR EYES MOVE FROM WORD TO WORD, LINE TO LINE, SLOWING US DOWN.

A NEW TECHNOLOGY CALLED SPRITZ CUTS DOWN ON ALL THAT MOVEMENT - SHOWING WORDS, ONE AT A TIME - RAPID FIRE.

FROM 250 WORDS PER MINUTE - TO 1,000 WORDS PER MINUTE, EARLY REACTION IS MIXED.

I'm actually kind of amazed that I can read that fast.

I don't have to constantly refocus, it's just slamming it into my brain.

I don't know I'm not a speed demon, I like to take my time with stuff.

So what are you feeling right now?

A little nauseous.

You're not going to throw up on me, right?

I promise not to throw up on you.

THERE ARE SIMILAR SPEED READING APPS ON THE MARKET, BUT SPRITZ BELIEVES ITS ADVANTAGE IS THE WAY ITS TECHNOLOGY ALIGNS THE WORDS.

EACH ONE WITH A LETTER IN RED.

SPRITZ SAYS THIS GIVES THE EYE A POINT TO FOCUS ON.

EXPERTS WHO ARE CRITICAL OF THIS TECHNOLOGY SAY THIS METHOD OF READING HAS BEEN TRIED AND STUDIED BEFORE - AND WHAT YOU GAIN IN SPEED, YOU LOSE IN COMPREHENSION AND RETENTION.

The difficulty is its not just the rate at which we see words but it also takes time for us to comprehend what those words mean once we start putting them together.

SPRITZ PLANS TO LICENSE THE TECHNOLOGY TO ONLINE NEWSPAPERS AND E-READERS.

THE COMPANY'S CEO HOPES TO TAKE A PAGE OUT OF A NOW FAMOUS - $19 BILLION DOLLAR - APP.

Eventually there will be a nominal fee to use Spritz, sort of like WhatsApp - and so what we're more focused on is just getting people reading this way.

THE APP ISN'T OUT YET, BUT SAMSUNG'S LATEST GALAXY 5 PHONE AND GEAR WATCH COME WITH SPRITZ PREINSTALLED.

standup - AND IF YOU CAN GET UP TO 1,000 WORDS PER MINUTE, THE FIRST HARRY POTTER NOVEL WOULD TAKE YOU A MERE 77 MINUTES TO FINISH. AND WAR AND PEACE, JUST ABOUT A DAY!

SAMUEL BURKE - CNN - NEW YORK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


SAMUEL BURKE REPORTING.

IMAGINE GOING TO SLEEP AND WAKING UP IN A GARBAGE TRUCK!

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE TODAY.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THAT HAPPENED TO A COUPLE IN WASHINGTON STATE.

NBC2 ALSO GETTING NEW INFORMATION IN BREAKING NEWS WE'RE FOLLOWING OUT OF NEW YORK.

2 PEOPLE CONFIRMED DEAD - MANY OTHERS INJURED, SOME MISSING.

WE'LL TAKE YOU BACK TO THE SCENE, WITH YOUR UPDATE NEXT AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


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NY BULDING BLAST-TRX SAT OR VO TOPS


NBC2 FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS IN MANHATTAN.

2 WOMEN ARE CONFIRMED DEAD - 20 INJURED, OTHERS MISSING AFTER WHAT APPEARS TO BE A GAS EXPLOSION IN EAST HARLEM.

2 BUILDINGS WERE LEVELED.

PEOPLE IN THE AREA REPORT SMELLING GAS BEFORE THE EXPLOSION AND THE UTILITY, CON EDISON WAS ON THE WAY TO THE AREA, ON REPORTS OF A POSSIBLE LEAK, WHEN THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


CO CARJACKING-TRX VOTOPS 2 SHOT PUSH


A DRAMATIC SERIES OF CARJACKINGS BY THE SAME PERSON,

ALL CAUGHT CAMERA TODAY.

IT WAS A CRAZY SCENE!

IT BEGAN AFTER A MAN STOLE A CAR FROM A GAS STATION WITH A CHILD INSIDE.

THAT LED TO A HIGH SPEED CHASE INVOLVING OFFICERS, IN WHICH THE SUSPECT CARJACKED TWO MORE VEHICLES.

THE 90-MINUTE CHASE ENDED IN A CRASH - THE MAN TAKING OFF ON FOOT.

CHRIS CLACKUM HAS THE LATEST DETAILS AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


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YOU'RE LOOKING AT NEW PICTURES NEAR THE DENVER METRO AREA IN COLORADO.

A CAR CHASE, AND POSSIBLE CHILD ABDUCTION CAME TO AN END,

ONE MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

THE SUSPECT GOING OFF ROAD, DRIVING RECKLESSLY FAST, AND WE EVEN SAW THE SUSPECT STEAL TWO CARS ALONG THE WAY. Return to index of stories...


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LETS TAKE A LOOK AT THE EARLIER VIDEO.

WATCH THE RED CAR.

YOU'LL SEE HIM COME TO AN ABRUPT STOP, AND RUN TO THE CAR BEHIND HIM.

THEN LOOK WHAT HAPPENS.

HE RIPS OPEN THE CAR DOOR AND FORCES THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER OUT.

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CO CARJACK 2-VOTOPS


AND LOOK AT THIS,

ABOUT A HALF HOUR AFTER THAT,

HE GETS A SILVER CAR TO STOP ALONG THE HIGHWAY.

THE DRIVER OPENS UP THE DOOR.

THE SUSPECT RIPS HER OUT OF THE CAR.

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ABUSED DOGS-TRX VO SS


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DUANE WYATT-TRX VOTOPS SS OC


NEW VIDEO TODAY - OF A PINE ISLAND MAN IN COURT,

GOING BEFORE A JUDGE AFTER A SIX-HOUR STAND-OFF WITH SWAT TUESDAY MORNING.

DEPUTIES SAY DUANE WYATT BARRICADED HIMSELF INSIDE HIS HOUSE, AFTER HOLDING A MAN AT GUNPOINT.

WYATT IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND BATTERY.

NBC2 FOUND OUT WYATT LIVED IN LEE COUNTY FOR 12 YEARS.

HE HAS A CRIMINAL RECORD - THAT INCLUDES RESISTING ARREST AND ASSAULT.

THE VICTIM IN THE STANDOFF IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO MERCURY-VO PLASMA


DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL IS CLOSED AGAIN TODAY BECAUSE OF A MERCURY SPILL.

STAFF TELL US A STUDENT FOUND THE MERCURY IN HIS HOME -- THOUGHT IT WAS NEAT -- AND BROUGHT IT TO SCHOOL.

NBC2'S CLIFTON FRENCH HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS.

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DESOTO MERCURY-PKG


LIVE:

I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT -- THERE ARE NO CONFIRMED OR SUSPECTED CASES OF MERCURY POISONING, BUT PARENTS ARE BEING WARNED TO KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR CHILDREN FOR ANY SYMPTOMS.

BUT THE SCHOOL AND HEALTH OFFICIALS AREN'T TAKING ANY CHANCES --

VO:

THIS IS VIDEO OF THE EPA SCANNING THE SHOES AND CLOTHES OF STUDENTS EARLIER -- CONCERNED PARENTS WERE BRINGING THOSE ITEMS HERE TO BE CHECKED THIS MORNING --

WE HAVEN'T HEARD OF ANYTHING TESTING WITH ANY LEVELS OF MERCURY THAT WOULD BE CONCERNING --

RIGHT NOW THE SCHOOL IS BEING CLOSED ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS BUT IT COULD TAKE DAYS --

I'VE BEEN TALKING TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS ABOUT THESE SCANS -- AND ABOUT SCHOOL BEING CLOSED --

ALEX TAVERA, 7TH GRADE STUDENT

"Have you been scared, nervous?" "Nervous." "Why?" "It's a dangerous poison, especially for a school where there's a lot of kids, there could be serious stuff happening around."

TAG:

WE'RE LEARNING UP TO 6 CLASSROOMS WERE CONTAMINATED.

WE'RE WAITING ON AN UPDATED INTERVIEW FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT RIGHT NOW --

WE'LL BE SURE TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAYS AND WHEN THE SCHOOL PLANS TO RE-OPEN --

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CIA SPYING-OC


NOW TO A BITTER WAR OF WORDS, HEATING UP BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE C.I.A.

LAWMAKERS ARE ACCUSING THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OF SPYING ON A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION.

NBC'S ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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An explosive Washington battle: Senate Intelligence chair Dianne Feinstein - on the senate floor, firing the verbal equivalent of a predator drone against the CIA -

SOT:

FEINSTEIN: THE C.I.A. JUST WENT AND SEARCHED THE COMMITTEE'S COMPUTERS.

The target - John Brennan - one of President Obama's closest advisors - career CIA, now the CIA director.

But under President George W Bush - Brennan helped run the CIA's secret prisons and so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, widely viewed as torture.

Feinstein accused the CIA of trying to hide evidence of those past abuses - by hacking into senate intelligence committee computers - possibly to soften a critical report on Brennan's former policies.

FEINSTEIN SOT:

I BELIEVE IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE COMMITTEE AND THE SENATE REAFFIRM OUR OVERSIGHT ROLE AND OUR INDEPENDENCE UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

In an exclusive interview with NBC NEWS, Brennan denied interfering with the Senate investigation:

SOT BRENNAN:

WE WEREN'T TRYING TO BLOCK ANYTHING, AND THE MATTER IS BEING DEALT WITH IN THE APPROPRIATE WAY

Brennan is also firing back at the senate: in this letter obtained by NBC NEWS: he accuses Senate staff of improperly taking sensitive documents from the CIA. Brennan wrote: "It is imperative to learn whether or not a breach or vulnerability exists."

A former CIA chief of staff defends Brennan:

SOT:

ANDREA: HOW CAN THE SENATE OVERSEE THE CIA IF THE CIA IS GOING TO BE SPYING ON THE SENATE INVESTIGATION?

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ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTING.

PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS EXPRESSED HIS CONFIDENCE IN BRENNAN.

SO FAR THE WHITE HOUSE IS STANDING BY THE CIA CHIEF. Return to index of stories...


JOHN SULLIVAN-VO SS


THE FIGHT COULD SOON BE OVER ABOUT WHO SHOULD BE CAPE CORAL MAYOR.

FORMER MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN ASKED A JUDGE TO RECONSIDER THE LAST DECISION, BUT THE JUDGE IS SAYING NO.

CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWAKI IS CELEBRATING.

SHE POSTED THIS MESSAGE LATE LAST NIGHT ON TWITTER,

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OSCAR PISTORIUS-TRX VOTOPS OC


PROSECUTORS IN THE OSCAR PISTORIUS MURDER TRIAL ARE DIVING RIGHT IN TODAY - WORKING TO CONVINCE A JUDGE PISTORIUS IS GUILTY OF MURDER.

TODAY THEY SHOWED THE JUDGE A CRICKET BAT, THEY SAY THE TRACK STAR USED TO HIT THE DOOR AFTER SHOOTING HIS GIRLFRIEND REEVA STEENKAMP.

JEFF ROSSEN REPORTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA. Return to index of stories...


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STOCKS-OC TRX BIGBOARD


JEFF ROSSEN REPORTING.

STOCKS WERE ALL LOWER IN EARLY TRADING.

BUT THE LOSSES WERE MODEST COMPARED WITH THE DECLINES IN EUROPE AND ASIA.

STOCKS HAVE DRIFTED LOWER THIS WEEK,

WITH LITTLE ECONOMIC OR CORPORATE NEWS TO SET THE TONE.

LOOKING LIVE AT THE BIG BOARD.

RIGHT NOW THE DOW ___. Return to index of stories...


COUPLE IN GARBAGE-VO TC MON


A WASHINGTON STATE COUPLE IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.

THE MAN AND WOMEN WERE SLEEPING IN A GARBAGE DUMPSTER WHEN THEY WERE SUDDENLY DUMPED INTO A GARBAGE TRUCK!

KELSEY WATTS REPORTS.

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THE FLASHING LIGHTS OF AN AMBULANCE AND A PILE OF GARBAGE LEFT IN THE STREET. SIGNS THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED HERE THIS MORNING THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE.

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF DAVE LEAVENWORTH TELLS US A GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVER HAD JUST STARTED HIS PICK-UP ROUTE AND DID A DUMPSTER AND STOPPED AT A LIGHT. BUT THAT'S WHEN HE REALIZED SOMETHING BESIDES GARBAGE HAD BEEN DUMPED.

"We opened the back of the truck and took them over a ladder."

WE DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE OR HOW LONG THEY HAD BEEN THERE BUT ONE THING FOR SURE.

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KELSEY WATTS REPORTING.

BOTH THE MAN AND WOMAN WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.

THEY HAVE SINCE BEEN RELEASED AND ARE SAID TO BE DOING FINE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


HOW MANY RESTAURANTS DO YOU KNOW, THAT SERVE BREAKFAST?

THE OPTIONS ARE ABOUT TO GET BIGGER.

NBC2 BREAKS DOWN WHY MORE FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ARE GETTING INTO SUNRISE FOOD SERVICE.

AND A NEW PROCEDURE CLAIMS TO HELP YOU LOSE UP TO 20 POUNDS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE PILL YOU TAKE,

AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PILL HITS YOUR STOMACH.

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TZ4 A) BREAKFAST WARS-VO


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TZ4 B) DIET BALLOON-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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BBMANN WAR HORSE-SOTVO TOPS


we shall be together again

RIGHT NOW - AT THE BARBARA B MANN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN FORT MYERS - WAR HORSE GALLOPS INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

THE WINNER OF FIVE TONY AWARDS IN 2011 OPENED LAST NIGHT.

THE PLAY IS BASED ON THE BELOVED NOVEL.

AT IT'S HEART - LIFE-SIZED PUPPETS THAT BRING TO LIFE BREATHING, GALLOPING HORSES.

CATCH WAR HORSE NIGHTLY THROUGH SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


BREAKFAST WARS-TRX EBOX TOPS


MORE FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS FROM SUBWAY TO TACO BELL ARE ADDING A BREAKFAST MENU.

LET THE BREAKFAST WARS BEGIN.

BOB HANSEN REPORTS WHY THESE PLACES WANT A PIECE OF THE BREAKFAST PIE. Return to index of stories...


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FOR A PLACE KNOWN FOR IT'S CHICKEN SANDWICHES. CHICK-FIL-A'S BREAKFAST MENU HAS BEEN FLYING UNDER THE RADAR.

"a lot of people are surprised we serve breakfast. we haven't got the word out quite yet."

SO OCCASIONAL GIVEWAY'S OF CHICKEN BISCUITS AND OTHER BREAKFAST STAPLES ARE NOT ONLY DESIGNED TO EXPAND THE MENU. BUT THE BUSINESS AS WELL.

"the fast food industry is hugely competitive."

THAT MEANS EXPANDING OR CREATING A BREAKFAST MENU IS HOT RIGHT NOW IN THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY. FROM TACO BELL'S NEW WAFFLE TACO. TO SUBWAY'S BREAKFAST SANDWICHES.

SHANNON BRADY AND HER TWO CHILDREN GRABBED A TABLE FOR A QUICK BITE.

"health wise it may not be the best choices but people want convenience and they want ease and that's what this whole eating thing is about these days."

"so do people get their breakfast at a fast food restaurant because of the taste? or because of the time?"

"people are money rich and time poor. we have more disposable income now but we don't have the time to spend it."

SO QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS ARE JUMPING ON THE BREAKFAST BAND WAGON. EITHER BY CREATING OR EXPANDING MORE BREAKFAST CHOICES.

"they're either starting to lose profit and trying to figure out how they can generate more. or they've taken a good hard look at the business and said, there is an opportunity here for me to get into it."

CHICK-FIL-A AND IT'S COMPETITORS WANT CUSTOMERS TO THINK BEYOND SANDWICHES AND BURGERS. TO THINGS LIKE BISCUITS, BACON, ORANGE JUICE AND COFFEE

"I think it's a natural progression. you do a good lunch, you do a good dinner, let's get people in for breakfast." Return to index of stories...


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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.

"More clouds with a few showers"

After a stretch of beautiful weather across Southwest Florida, some changes will take place today as a disturbance crosses the Gulf of Mexico. This system will increase the cloud cover, while bringing in a small rain chance for today.

Through the afternoon, expect a mix of clouds and sun with a few showers developing across the area. Despite the clouds, daytime highs will manage to climb into the lower 80s, with upper 70s across our beaches and coastal locations.

During the evening, a stray shower or two will be possible with the passing of a cold front. Overnight, expect clouds to decrease as cooler and drier weather settles down the peninsula. Temperatures by dawn will range from the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Dry high pressure will follow the front, which will result in a sunnier Thursday. Daytime highs will be unseasonably cool as they max out in the lower half of the 70s with a breezy northerly wind. We're in store for a late winter chill as temperatures dip into the middle to upper 40s by early Friday morning. Sunny skies will close out the work week and gradual warming trend will commence as we head into the weekend with afternoon highs returning to the lower 80s. Another dose of rain remains in the forecast for early next week. Return to index of stories...


NY BULDING BLAST-TRX SAT OR VO TOPS


UPDATING BREAKING NEWS FROM NEW YORK.

TWO PEOPLE ARE DEAD. AT LEAST TWENTY INJURED. AFTER AN EXPLOSION AT TWO APARTMENT BUILDINGS.

NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DI BLASIO IS SPEAKING TO THE MEDIA RIGHT NOW.

LET'S LISTEN IN.

1646 PARK AVENUE TO EXPLODE AND COLLAPSE, HOWEVER CON EDISON TRUCKS WERE DEPLOYED TO INVESTIGATE A POSSIBLE GAS LEAK BEFORE THE EXPLOSION. IN A PURELY PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE, THE NYPD BOMB SQUAD HAS BEEN DEPLOYED. Return to index of stories...


DIET BALLOON-VO PLASMA


THE DIET BALLOON PILL IS BEING CALLED - THE LATEST THING IN WEIGHT LOSS.

PATIENTS REPORT EATING 70-TO-80 PERCENT LESS FOOD.

NOW, IT'S NOT AVAILABLE IN THE U-S, BUT AMERICANS ARE CROSSING THE BORDER TO GET IT.

CECILIA VEGA REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


DIET BALLOON-CLIP PKG


SCIENCE FICTION THIS IS NOT.

INSIDE THAT TINY CAPSULE WHAT'S CALLED THE WORLD'S FIRST SWALLOWABLE WEIGHT

LOSS BALLOON. YES, YOU SWALLOW- A BALLOON

HERE'S HOW THE COMPANY SAYS IT WORKS:

THE VITAMIN-SIZED PILL IS ATTACHED TO A THIN TUBE. DOWN THE HATCH IT GOES,

CHASED BY A GLASS OF WATER.

WITH AN XRAY, A DOCTOR LOCATES THE CAPSULE, THEN USES THE TUBE TO INFLATE IT

WITH GAS. THE TUBE GETS PULLED OUT AND VOILA

THERE'S A BALLOON FLOATING IN YOUR STOMACH.

they say dr i was hungry and I'm not hungry any more"

DOCTORS INSERT UP TO THREE BALLOONS FOR UP TO FOUR MONTHS AT A TIME UNTIL

THEY'RE REMOVED, WITH THE PATIENT SEDATED.

THE GOAL: FEEL FULLER FASTER AND EAT LESS.the pill's maker CLAIMs THE

BALLOONS HELPED SHAVE OFF MORE THAN 20 POUNDS

THE CATCH- WHILE THE OBALON BALLOON AWAITS FDA APPROVAL, FOR NOW, THIS

PROCEDURE IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN EUROPE AND MEXICO

AND JUST OVER SAN DIEGO'S BORDER IS WHERE DR ARIAL ORTIZ HAS *PERFORMED*

MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED OF THEM.

the candidates are overweight or obese, espy the overweigh category: 30,40,

50 lbs

OBALON'S MAKER TOLD ABC NEWS WHILE "ALL MEDICAL DEVICES AND DRUGS HAVE SOME

RISKS". THE BALLOONS ARE "DESIGNED AND EXTENSIVELY TESTED" TO NOT

PREMATURELY DEFLATE OR RUPTURE.

EXPERTS SAY THAT COULD INCLUDE DAMAGE TO THE INTESTINES AND STOMACH

SOT STANFORD DR

"It's not a magic bullet, not a permanent fix. It's meant to be temporary."

BUT THIS LITTLE TOOL COMES WITH A MASSIVE PRICE TAG:

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NICOTIINE PATCHES AND PREGNANT WOMEN-VO


CECILIA VEGA REPORTING.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS NICOTINE PATCHES DON'T HELP PREGNANT WOMEN KICK THE HABIT.

WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO QUIT SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY,

BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE RISKS TO BOTH MOTHER AND BABY.

BUT A NEW STUDY FOUND NICOTINE PATCHES DID NOT IMPROVE QUIT RATES ANY BETTER THAN A PLACEBO.

WOMEN WHO USED NICOTINE PATCHES ALSO HAD SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER BLOOD PRESSURE THAN THOSE IN THE PLACEBO GROUP. Return to index of stories...


ILLEGAL SEX TRADE-VO


DISTURBING RESULTS IN A FIRST-OF IT'S KIND STUDY THAT LOOKED AT THE UNDERGROUND SEX TRADE BUSINESS IN MAJOR U-S CITIES.

RESEARCHERS FOUND ATLANTA RANKS NUMBER ONE.

ATLANTA'S UNDERGROUND SEX ECONOMY IS WORTH AT LEAST 290 MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR.

RESEARCHERS INTERVIEWED PIMPS, TRAFFICKERS, SEX WORKERS AND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENDERS.

DENVER HAD THE SMALLEST UNDERGROUND SEX ECONOMY OF THE EIGHT CITIES STUDIED, AT 40-MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


FARM ANIMALS RESCUED-NATS VO


BECAUSE OF INHUMANE CONDITIONS,

VOLUNTEERS ARE HARD AT WORK ON A FARM IN ILLINOIS,

MOVING ANIMALS TO A SAFER AREA.

nats of goat

ANIMAL CONTROL RESPONDED TO A TIP,

AND FOUND MORE THAN A DOZEN ANIMALS THAT HAD ALREADY DIED.

DOZENS OF OTHER ANIMALS DIDN'T HAVE ADEQUATE FOOD AND WATER.

THE OWNER OF THE ANIMALS WAS ARRESTED AND FACES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES.

ANIMAL CONTROL HOPES TO ADOPT THE RESCUED ANIMALS OUT IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


TOP TROPICAL TRIPS-VO


HOW DOES A PINA COLADA SOUND - MAYBE SOME STEAL DRUMS?

NBC2 HAS THE MOST AFFORDABLE A TROPICAL GETAWAYS.

THE FOLKS AT TRIP ADVISOR CRUNCHED THE NUMBERS FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR.

PUERTO RICO STANDS OUT AS THE MOST AFFORDABLE HOT SPOT.

IT COSTS ABOUT 46-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A WEEK - THAT INCLUDES AIRFARE, HOTEL, MEALS, AND SNORKELING.

JAMAICA'S CLOSE BEHIND, FOLLOWED BY TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, AND SAINT MAARTEN. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


IT WAS VIDEO THAT HAD FOLKS IN OUR NBC2 NEWSROOM WATCHING IN AWE.

A MAN GOES ON A WILD CHASE, CAR JACKING PEOPLE, PUTTING LIVES AT RISK.

FIRST AT FOUR WE HEAR FROM SOME OF THE VICTIMS IN THIS WILD RAMPAGE.

PLUS ONE COMPANY IS LETTING PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD TRY TO FIND THE MISSING JETLINER RIGHT FROM THEIR COMPUTERS.

AT FOUR - HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN THE SEARCH.

AFTER WEEKS OF PRESSURE AND ONLINE PETITIONING A DRUG COMPANY IS NOW GIVING ONE BOY A FIGHTING CHANCE.

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A) COLORADO CAR JACKING-VO


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NY BULDING BLAST-TRX SAT OR VO TOPS


NEW YORK POLICE AND FIRE OFFICIALS ARE ON THE SCENE OF A FIVE ALARM FIRE TRIGGERED BY A MASSIVE BUILDING EXPLOSION IN MANHATTAN'S EAST HARLEM.

IT IS NOT CLEAR WHAT CAUSED THE MULTIPLE DWELLING BUILDING LOCATED AT 1646 PARK AVENUE TO EXPLODE AND COLLAPSE, HOWEVER CON EDISON TRUCKS WERE DEPLOYED TO INVESTIGATE A POSSIBLE GAS LEAK BEFORE THE EXPLOSION.

IN A PURELY PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE, THE NYPD BOMB SQUAD HAS BEEN DEPLOYED. AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED FROM THE BLAST IN THE MOSTLY RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


TOP STORY 2-VOTOPS


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TOP STORY 3-VOTOPS


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MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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